first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Toronto – CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund and ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival today announced a new screenwriting fund to grant $10,000 in awards to Canadian writers of theatrical-length screenplays and treatments who identify as part of a disability community. With submissions now open, the CBC-REELABILITIES SCREENWRITER FUND is launching in conjunction with the upcoming 2nd Annual ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival from May 10-18th.“We are committed to nurturing and supporting new voices in Canadian film including creators who have typically been underrepresented in the industry, and look forward to partnering with ReelAbilities to champion filmmakers with disabilities,” said Helen Du Toit, Interim Senior Director, CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund.“Our mandate at RAFF includes the showcasing of Canadian disability culture and a focus on filmmakers with disabilities, so this partnership with CBC to encourage new work is an exciting one,” said Liviya Mendelsohn, Artistic Director, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival, and Manager of Accessibility and Inclusion, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook “I think it is wonderful that we are beginning to see ourselves represented in film,” said local Toronto filmmaker Michael McNeely, who is deafblind. “We still have a long way to go, and this Fund is designed as a catalyst.”The CBC-REELABILITIES SCREENWRITER FUND will award a total of $10,000 in 2017. Screenplays are eligible for awards of up to $10,000. Treatments are eligible for awards of up to $2000. Amounts awarded will depend on the total number, type and quality of submissions received. Applicants must be persons with a disability.Submissions must be original works in English, written or co-written (at least 50%) by the applicant. Book adaptations are not eligible unless the source material (novel or play) was also written by the applicant. Applicants may submit either a feature-length screenplay (85-120 pages) or a treatment (10-20 pages).A jury chosen by Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, ReelAbilities Toronto and CBC will evaluate all submissions received by midnight on August 1, 2017. The jury will access all submissions based on the quality of the submission and writing. The chances of being selected as a fund recipient will depend on the number of total application packages received and the quality of the submissions.Full eligibility requirements and application information packages are available online at toronto.reelabilities.org/cbc-reelabilities-screenwriter-fund.Winners will be announced online at www.cbc.ca/breakingbarriers/ and www.toronto.reelabilities.org on September 15th, 2017.About CBC Breaking Barriers Film FundOffering new opportunities for filmmakers who have historically been at a disadvantage in accessing financing and making their unique voices heard, the CBC BREAKING BARRIERS FILM FUND helps finance English-language feature film projects that are written or directed by Canadian women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability who have had at least one feature-length film showcased at a recognized film festival. Submissions are now being accepted with no formal deadlines. Further information and application guidelines are available at www.cbc.ca/breakingbarriers/.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.About ReelAbilities Toronto Film FestivalReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. This is the second annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto.www.toronto.reelabilities.orglast_img read more

Sahrawi Speaker at UN Denounces Common Practice of Slavery in Tindouf

Rabat – Benabdalayachi Yahfudu Heiba, a Sahrawi member of the South Atlantic Chamber of Maritime Fisheries has denounced at the United Nations “the slavery practices of another age” still common in the refugee camps of Tindouf.Speaking on October 10 at the 4th Committee during the 72nd UN General Assembly, Heiba explained to the Commission that “these abject practices, banned by international law and the laws of all civilized nations, unfortunately remain a common practice in Polisario camps.”  The Sahrawi citizen said that “children inherited the slavery situation from their parents, in accordance with an official law signed by Polisario.”“In Tindouf, people of white skin do not even deign to greet dark-skinned people, and [they] refuse to sit with them under the same roof,” he explained. Heiba recalled the tragic story of a 90-year-old slave in a family in the Tindouf camps, who died recently in atrocious conditions, in complete oblivion and solitude.  “No one had been able to help except the journalist who had broken the silence.” “This man spent his whole life serving this family, but when he had no strength to serve them anymore, they did not hesitate to get rid of him like an ‘obsolete object,’ letting him rot in a disused room used as a debarra where he recently passed away,” the petitioner continued.“Therefore, I would like to say to the Polisario and to all those who support it that they should be ashamed when they talk about the slogans of human rights and equality within international fora,” Heiba concluded. In a report published in 2014 entitled “Off the Radar,” Human Rights Watch revealed that “forms of slavery persist in the camps in a few isolated cases, […] despite the Polisario’s long-standing call for its eradication and enactment of a law criminalizing the practice.”“The victims tend to be dark-skinned Sahrawis and the slavery takes the form mainly of non-voluntary housework, according to the Freedom and Progress association, an anti-slavery group formed by a group of camp residents,” the report added.The report went on further to say that the organization “documented a case in which a brother and sister said another family, claiming that the children’s mother had been their slave, abducted and forced them to work in their household for up to 18 years. The Polisario secured their release in 2013.” read more

Greyhound replacements find tough road to prosperity in Western Canada

Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Dan Healing, The Canadian Press CALGARY — Six months after Greyhound Canada shut down most of its service in Western Canada and northern Ontario, the companies that stepped in to take its place say they still face a rough road full of unexpected turns.And they concede that the level of service they are providing doesn’t come close to matching what Greyhound had offered before it decided to abandon what it says was a money-losing business.Bus operators report strong competition on profitable routes with good ridership, while remote routes with lower numbers usually aren’t served at all or get less frequent or less reliable service, often on smaller vehicles or ones that don’t accommodate disabled passengers.“If you’re travelling the major markets, you definitely have options and there are good carriers that are reputable,” said John Stepovy, director of business development for Calgary-based Pacific Western Transportation, which operates Red Arrow and Ebus services in Alberta and B.C.“Once you start going into smaller markets or travelling interprovincially, the marketplace is a lot more scattered and the travelling public is forced to create their own journeys. Previously, you just needed one ticket through Greyhound.”About a year ago, Pacific Western was hired by the province of British Columbia to operate its BC Bus North service after Greyhound cancelled routes to communities including Prince Rupert and Dawson Creek.Since the larger Greyhound shutdown last Oct. 31, it has added more than a dozen buses as it rolled out intercity services in B.C. through its own brands for the first time and expanded service in Alberta as well, including taking on Edmonton-Camrose and Medicine Hat-Lethbridge routes aided by Alberta government grants.The loss of Greyhound means it can be difficult or impossible for passengers to find connecting bus routes, said Joe Jansen, executive vice-president of Wilson’s Transportation of Victoria, which moves passengers via bus and ferry between downtown Victoria and Vancouver.It had an interline agreement with Greyhound that allowed it to sell tickets in Victoria to almost anywhere in Canada but that ended with Greyhound’s withdrawal.“Greyhound was the one carrier in Western Canada that tied everything from Winnipeg to Victoria together. We don’t have that anymore and that can’t possibly be positive,” said Jansen, adding it’s difficult to quantify the setback after one winter of results.Wilson’s has steadied its revenue by buying Tofino Bus Lines last fall to become the major operator of bus routes on Vancouver Island.It applied for and was granted B.C. licences for former Greyhound routes Vancouver-Kelowna and Vancouver-Kamloops, but was then dismayed to learn that licences had also been given to rival Pacific Western — the company is now reassessing the viability of continuing to offer those services, Jansen said.Meanwhile, in Edmonton, president Sunny Balwaria of Cold Shot bus services says his business is growing slowly, but he’s not in a position to meet passenger requests for expansion.“I don’t have deep pockets like (some competitors) and there’s no support from government anywhere, so maybe next year I expand, after I steady out what I have in my hand,” he said.Cold Shot had partnered with Greyhound to operate four routes in northern Alberta. When Greyhound left, it decided to expand into more empty Greyhound routes with a lower cost option using smaller 20-passenger buses.Competition, however, is fierce, says Balwaria. For instance, there are now three companies offering the Edmonton-Grande Prairie route previously served only by Greyhound.Cold Shot decided to drop its Edmonton-Camrose service last year when Pacific Western was chosen to supply the subsidized service. But it expanded to start its first service in B.C. to the northeastern community of Fort St. John.Regina-based Rider Express, a company that was using a handful of 15-passenger minibuses to provide short-haul services in Saskatchewan, had high hopes last fall to replace some of Greyhound’s long-haul routes by adding six full-sized buses.It hasn’t worked out as expected, said owner Firat Uray.Rider started with daily Vancouver-Calgary service, dropped it to once-a-week, then went back to three days a week in early April and is now considering restoring daily service as warmer temperatures bring out more travellers.It also started a Calgary-Winnipeg service last fall but cancelled it within weeks because it was only selling a few tickets — and sometimes none — on each run.He said he’s identified potentially profitable short routes in B.C. but has been frustrated with the length of time it takes to win licences there.In the meantime, he’s planning to add an Edmonton-Calgary service later this spring.“Where people have more time than money, bus services thrive,” said Barry Prentice, a professor of transportation economics at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business.He said he’s not surprised that longer routes in the southern parts of the West are challenged because they must compete with low-cost air transport and an abundance of passenger vehicles.In Manitoba, Indigenous-owned Mahihkan Bus Lines is going head-to-head with Maple Bus Lines and Thompson Bus and Freight on service between Winnipeg and the northern community of Thompson.Mahihkan CEO Suzanne Barbeau-Bracegirdle says the bus system isn’t meeting the needs of Indigenous people in Manitoba and she isn’t happy about that, but her company must follow a conservative business plan to survive.“We want to provide that service where they can go to Winnipeg to get their medical services,” she said.“But we have our timelines and we’re following out timelines to a tee.” read more

LG elections expected to be held on February 10

The Local Government (LG) elections is expected to be held on February 10, Minister P Harrison said today.He said this to journalists in Anuradhapura today.

On International Walk to School Day UN envoy urges action to make

Mr. Todt’s strong call to action also herald’s the release of a short film by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), where Mr. Todt also serves as President, which is designed to promote children’s road safety across the world. FIA joined forces with renowned filmmaker Luc Besson to produce the hard-hitting film, which is now available online.“Road traffic crashes are today the number one killer of children aged 15-29. And without urgent action, they will soon be the number one killer of those aged between 5-14,” said Mr. Todt. “We must do everything in our power to halt this scourge and this film can act as a rallying call,” he added.World Health Organization (WHO) figures show that 500 children are killed each day in road crashes globally. In a bid to raise awareness of this road safety crisis Mr. Todt turned to renowned filmmaker Mr. Besson to deliver a potent visual message highlighting the dangers facing children around the world.The film, Save Kids Lives, shows the risks children face every day, whether through the lack of safe infrastructure in the townships of South Africa or as a result of heavy traffic on a major European city. The film was released in support of the #SaveKidsLives campaign which was launched during the third UN Road Safety Week from 4-10 May 2015. Through the film, Mr. Todt also urges people to sign the petition on ‘Child Declaration for Road Safety’ which aims to reach 1,000,000 signatures.The International Walk to School Day is an initiative launched to raise awareness of the need to protect some of societies’ most vulnerable road users. read more

Six applications for Mens EHF EURO 2022 and 2024

Women’s EHF EURO 2022>> Slovenia, FYR Macedonia and MontenegroThere is currently no member federation bidding for the Women’s EHF EURO 2024. For this championship, the EHF Executive Committee will determine the further procedure.Next stepsSite inspections will take place in early 2018In March 2018 the bids for the EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024 will be confirmed by the EHF Executive CommitteeThe awarding of the EHF EUROs 2022 and 2024 will take place at the EHF Congress in Glasgow on 18/19 June 2018Playing dates for EHF EUROs in 2022 and 2024The dates for the Men’s and Women’s European Championships in 2022 and 2024 have already been confirmed.Men’s EHF EURO 2022: 14 to 30 JanuaryWomen’s EHF EURO 2022: 4 to 20 NovemberMen’s EHF EURO 2024: 12 to 28 JanuaryWomen’s EHF EURO 2024: 29 November to 15 December ← Previous Story Lino Cervar to stay on Croatian bench! Next Story → Jose Manuel Sierra to French Saran From Spain in Europe’s west to Hungary and Slovakia in the east; from Denmark in Europe’s north to FYR Macedonia in the continent’s south-east: the bidding process for the EHF EUROs in 2022 & 2024 has attracted EHF Member Federations from across the continent, announced European Handball Federation.In total, there are seven bids with several nations joining forces to apply for the championship. As part of the bidding process, all nations were obliged to present their bids online as well – and all web presentations have now been made available on the EHF’s exclusive bidding platform ‘Beyond 2020’.Men’s EHF EURO 2022>> Belgium, Spain, France>> Denmark and Switzerland>> Hungary and SlovakiaMen’s EHF EURO 2024>> Denmark and Switzerland>> Hungary and Slovakia>> Germany read more

Intel préparerait encore de nouveaux Celeron et Pentium Sandy Bridge

first_imgIntel préparerait encore de nouveaux Celeron et Pentium Sandy BridgeIvy Bridge sera bien lancé en avril, notamment pour les Macbook pro 15 pouces. Mais Intel réaffirme sa volonté de ne pas abandonner l’architecture Sandy Bridge, et devrait en lancer de nouvelles puces sur cette base, pour le bas de gemmes, au deuxième trimestre si l’on en croit CPU World.Le Sandy Bridge est la microarchitecture de processeurs x86 d’Intel qui succèdait à Nehalem. Gravé en 32 ou 22 nanomètres, il était commercialisé depuis 2011. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les Ivy Bridge en sont une amélioration pour 2012, qui sera d’ailleurs retrocompatibles avec les plate-formes Sandy Brigde, moyennant une mise à jour. Ils consomment moins d’énergie grace à la technologie Tri-Gate, de transistor en 3D et sont plus puissants sur divers points.Toutefois Intel continuera donc à utiliser les Sandy Bridge pour les modèles bas de gamme. CPU World décrit 6 nouveaux processeurs Sandy Bridge prévus pour le second semestre : Celeron G540T,Celeron G550,Pentium G640,Pentium G640T,Pentium G860T,Pentium G870. Il s’agit uniquement de doubles-cœurs, entre 2.1 et 3.1 GHz. Ces sorties ne sont que des mises à niveau des modèles existants, mais ils donneront aux nouveaux ordinateurs 100MHz du plus pour le même prix, ce qui permettra à Intel de continuer à vendre du Sandy Bridge. Le 3 avril 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Holiday closures for New Years Weekend

first_imgWhat’s open and closed for New Year’s Weekend:• MAIL: Post offices closed Monday, no home delivery. The postal unit at the Shell gas station, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year.• BANKS: Most banks closed Monday; check your bank for details.• GARBAGE: Waste Connections will not provide service Monday. Service will be delayed by one day all week in most of Clark County. In Camas, garbage and recycling normally picked up on Monday will be picked up Tuesday. The remainder of the week, service is on regular schedule in Camas.• BUSES: C-Tran follows Sunday schedule on Monday. TriMet buses, Portland Streetcar and WES will operate on regular schedule Sunday, with all service free after 8 p.m. MAX will provide extended late-night service Sunday, also free after 8 p.m. Buses, MAX and Portland Streetcar will operate on Sunday schedule on Monday.• GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Closed Monday.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed Monday.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library and Camas Public Library closed Monday.• FINANCIAL MARKETS: U.S. stock markets closed Monday.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Sunday and Monday.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo open.• VANCOUVER MALL: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Hours for department stores, restaurants and theater may vary. The library in the mall will be closed Monday.• THE COLUMBIAN: Offices closed Monday. Circulation customer service phone lines, 360-694-2312, open 6 a.m. to noon Sunday, and 4:30 a.m. to noon on Monday.last_img read more

Audit Mismanagement at Pearson Airport cost city at least 63395 over last

first_img Lax oversight and mismanagement at the Pearson Airport cost the city of Vancouver at least $63,395 and potentially up to $149,211 in public funds over the last decade, according to an internal audit obtained by The Columbian.Between Jan. 1, 2008, and Aug. 31, 2018, the airport bled money through a variety of unauthorized discounts and out-of-date contracts with pilots and the fixed-base operator, or “gas station” for the airport.The audit, which was conducted by the city’s full-time auditor Rebecca Harder, found that “Pearson Airport operations did not comply with applicable laws, regulations, and its own policies.”“There were insufficient controls over safeguarding of public resources,” Harder wrote.The audit was ordered by city leadership following the resignation of former Pearson Airport Manager Willy Williamson, who left his post after a decade in July. The document specifically examines the time period under Williamson’s tenure.When The Columbian contacted Williamson, he said he had not heard about the audit or its findings. He was provided the document for review but declined to comment. click to enlargelast_img read more

Hummels on Sane He cant expect the same status as Muller

first_imgMats Hummels believes that it is wrong for a young player like Leroy Sane to expect to be regarded on the same status as the likes of Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil in the Germany squadThe Manchester City winger was shockingly left out of Germany’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup at Russia after having an outstanding campaign in the Premier League this season, which had seen the 22-year-old being crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year.However, Sane has yet to find the back of the net for Germany in his 12 appearances for the senior side and had a disappointing display in last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Austria.In light of this, head coach Joachim Low elected not to select Sane for the World Cup this summer.The 58-year-old has been criticised for the decision, but Hummels has backed Low and instead criticised the attitude of the younger generation.“Leroy Sane has not the same standing as Thomas Muller or Mesut Ozil,” said the defender, according to SportsKeeda.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Sometimes it takes time to have the same standing in the national team as in your club.“It is noticeable that the guys coming up from youth ranks – at Bayern too – are different guys to 10, 12 years ago.“That is the new generation. They are characterised by a different behaviour, like on social media.“I was always the youngest one in my team and I had to carry the goals. That is simply normal. Nowadays you notice some 18-year-olds don’t understand why they have to do this.“I didn’t talk a single word in the Bayern locker room during the first weeks. I only talked to Stephan Furstner and Michael Rensing because I knew them from the second team.“To everyone else I maybe said ‘hello’, but today everything is faster and after one week players behave like they’ve already played three years for the team.”last_img read more

Kjaer Sevilla do not fear Messi or Barcelona

first_imgSevilla defender Simon Kjaer insists that they hold no fear towards Lionel Messi or Barcelona ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown in La LigaLos Rojiblancos are the surprise leaders of La Liga on 16 points after the opening eight games of this season following Barcelona and Real Madrid’s struggles.But Sevilla’s one-point advantage over Barcelona at the top of the standings could change on Saturday ahead of their match at the Camp Nou.The reigning champions are the only side to have scored more goals than Sevilla this season with Messi netting six of those 19 goals and adding a further four assists.But Kjaer insists that Sevilla are not afraid of facing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner or the rest of the Barcelona squad this weekend.“Are there any more words in the world to use to describe Messi? He is simply a fantastic player, and when he hits his best level, it is extremely difficult to stop him,” Kjaer told SportsMax.“You can’t man-mark Messi, because Barcelona have so many other great players that they will just take advantage of the extra space you leave for them.“You have to defend collectively against Messi and reduce the spaces he can work in – and that way try to make sure that he will not have his best game against you.“Again, it is a pleasure – and to me basically the best thing in football – to play against the greatest teams and the greatest players. And try to beat them.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The last time Sevilla defeated Barcelona came in 2015 and it’s been eight years since they tasted victory at the Camp Nou.“You can’t go to Camp Nou with fear in your mind, because then you will get destroyed,” Kjaer added.“You have to believe in yourself as a team – believe in the way you play football. So no, we don’t fear them but obviously, we respect them as one of the greatest teams in the world.“Having said that, it is our job to make sure that they don’t reach their maximum level against us. And that we reach ours.“You have to make Barca uncomfortable and challenge them with your game plan, so that they have to focus on playing both ways – and not only attacking the opponent. Parking the bus is not an option at Camp Nou. Then you will lose nine out of 10 times.”Una imagen vale más que mil palabras 🙉 Gracias a todos los que nos ayudáis en el día a día para que podamos daros esta alegría a tod@s los sevillistas. Disfrutad pic.twitter.com/qvxGDsUlQU— Pablo Machín (@pablomachindiez) October 7, 2018last_img read more

Footsteps4Good off to great start in Grand Turk

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Footsteps4Good, jill beckham GOVERNOR’S wife to walk 100 kms Across the islands of TCI for charity Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 Oct 2015 – Reports out of Grand Turk are that the start of Jill Beckingham’s Footsteps4Good was strong over the weekend in Grand Turk. The walk in Salt Cay was on Sunday. Today the charity walk, which will this year support 13 organizations is in South Caicos, tomorrow Mrs. Beckingham moves into Middle Caicos, then North Caicos. Walking through the Caicos Islands – new developments, beautiful by nature, clean up litter Large Schoolchildren participation in Footsteps4Goodlast_img

Good Karma Earns Satya Nadella ₹71 crore in 2014

first_imgMicrosoft’s Indian-American CEO Satya Nadella, who stirred a controversy by his remarks that women should trust their karma for pay raises, himself earned $11.6 million in fiscal 2014, not counting $79.78 million in stock awards.Nadella’s earnings include compensation as head of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise division before he became CEO in February, the Seattle Times reported citing company’s proxy statement filed Monday with the US Security and Exchange Commission.Microsoft’s fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. Nadella’s salary for that time period includes $918,917 in base pay along with a $3.6 million cash award and a $7.09 million annual stock award. In addition, he was also granted stock awards worth $79.78 million, including the $7.09 million he actually received in fiscal year 2014.Nadella’s compensation package in fiscal year 2013 was $7.67 million. His compensation package for fiscal year 2015, his first full year as CEO, could have him earning up to $18 million, the Times said.Meanwhile, Nadella who has since apologised several times for his controversial comments on women in tech, Monday claimed Microsoft has no pay gap between men, women, according to CNET.Appearing at an event in San Francisco to pitch his company’s cloud services, he again faced questions about his comments earlier this month that women should have “faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.”Women represent 29 percent of Microsoft’s workforce, with only 17 percent working directly in technology.CNET cited a new report published in September saying women at tech companies earn $6,358 less than their male counterparts, while women with at least one child earn $11,247 less than everyone else.”I was insensitive to the broader context,” Nadella said Monday claiming he found no pay gap between men and women at Microsoft.”It turns out that we are in good shape on that, but that doesn’t really capture the essence… and that is equal opportunity.””We have a lot more to do,” Nadella was quoted as saying by CNET. “How do we get women to come back after they’ve taken a break?” he added, but didn’t proffer any answers.In another interview with CNBC, Nadella said he “was completely wrong in the answer” he gave to the question about women “Because I basically took my own approach, to how I’ve approached my career and sprung it on half the humanity.””And that was just insensitive. […] I just gave a very generic answer – based on, quite frankly, what I’ve believed and how I’ve practiced and lived my life – without thinking through, what if someone was faced with bias in their career?” he said.”How would they feel by sort of getting advice that says, ‘Be passive’? . [I]n the face of bias, the last thing I want anyone is to be passive,” Nadella said.last_img read more

Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

first_imgWith at least five executives leaving his manufacturing council in the wake of President Trump’s contentious remarks about white supremacists, the president is ending the group he created in January. Trump said he’s also ending his strategy and policy forum, which he formed in December.“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” President Trump said in a tweet.The move came shortly after two executives — 3M’s Inge Thulin and Campbell Soup’s Denise Morrison — said on Wednesday that they would be leaving the manufacturing council established by Trump, who has long touted the need to support American manufacturing jobs.“Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville”, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison stated, referring to Trump’s much-criticized response to the white supremacist rally that resulted in the death of a counter-protester over the weekend.3M President and CEO Inge Thulin said his decision to leave the group followed reflection on the values of “sustainability, diversity and inclusion.”The moves came one day after the resignations of Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing; Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO; and Thea Lee, the AFL-CIO’s deputy chief of staff.“I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do,” Paul wrote in a tweet Tuesday morning.Trump’s decision to wind down the group comes after he struck a defiant tone about the resignations this week.On Monday, Trump said, “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”On Tuesday, Trump stated, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”When the council was formed back in January, the White House said the the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative would allow the president to meet with “some of the world’s most successful and creative business leaders to share their experiences and gain their insights.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Epic lighting concept merges Xbox One and Philips Hue into blissful union

first_imgEvery since Microsoft teased everyone with its IllumiRoom concept, the idea has consumed people. One clever user came up with a concept that extends the idea of a synchronized gaming experience to the rest of the living room, with the help of some Philips Hue bulbs and an Xbox One.Immersion is a powerful force in any video game or movie, and the world is filled with modders trying to figure out the best complete user involvement in their media. Some people grab three 30-inch monitors and a racing wheel in order to create the perfect driving experience on their PC, while others have recently taken to the Oculus Rift for that extra touch of realism. These all work well in very specific environments, but imagine if your whole living room was in on the action by setting the color tone for the entire room to match whatever is happening on the television.The concept is relatively simple when you think about it. You can either take the dominant color on the screen at the time and have the Hue bulbs adjust to match, or you could look at specific elements and trigger them when relevant. White flashes like cameras going off to make you feel like you’re in the basketball arena or flashing red and blue lights to make it feel like the police are right on your tail. Everything that is happening on your television could bleed out to the rest of the room if this worked, and all it would take is the one thing that isn’t likely to happen.Microsoft and Philips would have to seriously collaborate in order for this to work the way it was demonstrated in the video, and while that’s not impossible it also isn’t something you can expect to see anytime soon. Even if Microsoft was willing to play nice with the Philips API, or if Microsoft was willing to give Philips a backdoor to do all the heavy lifting off the console, it would take a great deal of cooperation between two companies that don’t really have much of anything to do with one another right now. Some sort of Philips Hue app on the Xbox One, or any console really, would be an incredible step forward for immersive gaming. All we have to do is get there.last_img read more

State takes steps to ensure support to farmers during unusual rainfall

first_imgKolkata: The state Agriculture department is taking all necessary steps to ensure that farmers do not face any inconvenience due to unusual rainfall in Birbhum, East Burdwan and a part of Murshidabad district.The Agriculture department came in touch with other concerned departments in this connection and a meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday in Birbhum. A meeting for East Burdwan district has already taken place and a similar meeting in Murshidabad district will also be held. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThough the drizzle due to depression since Monday has brought a little respite to the situation, the state government is eyeing a permanent solution and taking all necessary measures in this regard. According to a senior official of the state Agriculture department, it is always good if the soil remains moist during the harvest of paddy as it ensures a better yield. So steps were taken to extend support to the farmers as soon as unusual rainfall was noticed in different parts of Birbhum, East Burdwan and Murshidabad. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn Wednesday’s meeting at Suri in Birbhum, state Agriculture minister Asish Banerjee and Pradip Majumdar, the agriculture advisor to the Chief Minister, will be present in the discussion along with senior representatives from the Zilla Parishad, all the concerned MLAs, senior officials of the state Irrigation department, Power department. It is learnt that the state Irrigation department is leaving no stone unturned to supply water in such areas including Nanoor in Birbhum. The rice mill owners were also directed to supply water from the reservoirs in the mills in such areas and the owners have assured all assistance in this connection. The official said after identification of such areas, the first step is to create the necessary infrastructure so that farmers do not face any problem and decisions in this regard will be taken in the meeting. The meeting for Birbhum district is scheduled on Wednesday and a similar one will be held for Murshidabad as well. However, the schedule of the meeting in Murshidabad district is yet to be finalised. Banerjee said that the endeavour is to create the infrastructure that will also ensure sufficient supply of water not only for paddy cultivation but for other crops as well. It is learnt that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also concerned over the situation and directed concerned officials to take measures in this connection.last_img read more

Catholic brother from US convicted of sex abuse in Australia

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Hartman pleaded guilty in Victoria state County Court to four counts of indecent assault against two girls, and pleaded not guilty to offenses against two men who were his former students.He was convicted of one count of indecent assault and two counts of common law assault against one of the men, and was found not guilty of another five counts of indecent assault against the same man. Last week, in a separate trial, he was found not guilty of one charge of indecent assault against the second man.The court had issued a suppression order barring the media from reporting any details of the trials until they concluded.Hartman moved back to the U.S. in the 1980s and continued to work as a teacher, including at a Catholic high school in Pittsburgh.Last year, the head of a St. Louis-based religious order apologized after allegations of abuse surfaced against Hartman and seven other Marianist brothers who taught or worked at the Pittsburgh high school. Those cases came to light after the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh learned about the charges against Hartman in Australia.When the diocese sent letters alerting graduates of what is now named Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, they received one new allegation against Hartman — who last taught at the school in 1997 — and more than 20 against seven other brothers. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Quick workouts for men SYDNEY (AP) — A Catholic brother accused of sex abuse in the U.S. has been convicted in Australia of a string of sex offenses dating back to the 1970s, when he taught at a Catholic school in Melbourne.Bernard Hartman, who returned to Australia from the U.S. in 2013 to face the charges, was accused of abusing four children in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a teacher at St Paul’s College, a secondary school. Check your body, save your life Hartman will be sentenced in Australia at a later date.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

Thailands 87yearold king returns to Bangkok hospital

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s 87-year-old king returned to a hospital in Bangkok on Sunday after spending three weeks at his palace in a coastal resort south of the capital.An official statement from the Royal Household Bureau said an ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej returned to Siriraj Hospital for a regular checkup. The statement did not say when or if he would return to the seaside city of Hua Hin.Bhumibol, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, has resided in Siriraj on and off for years. His last stay lasted seven months after having his gallbladder removed.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Thais hold great affection for Bhumibol, who was crowned on May 5, 1950, after coming to the throne in 1946 following the death of his elder brother.While he is a constitutional monarch with no formal political role, Bhumibol is widely revered and regarded as the country’s sole unifying figure.Bhumibol has faded from public life over the past several years, though, and on his rare outings looks visibly frail and does not speak publicly.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

Minneapolis Home with Hollywood Past Lists for 2895M

first_imgMinneapolis Home with Hollywood Past Lists for $2.895M in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Celebrity Homes Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-01-09 Abby Gregory Sharecenter_img A home with a Hollywood past has hit the market in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for $2.895 million. Built at the turn of the century, the property was made famous in the 1970s thanks to its connection to _The_ _Mary_ _Tyler_ _Moore_ _Show_, on which the house’s exterior was featured as the main character’s abode.””According to Curbed””:http://curbed.com/archives/2013/01/07/mary-tyler-moore-bachelorette-pad-listed-for-sale-again.php, the 9,500-square-foot home boasts contemporary finishes and modern touches while still maintaining a “”vintage vibe.”” The website went on to note, however, that potential buyers should be aware that dozens of tour buses frequently visit the estate, which _Entertainment_ _Weekly_ once dubbed “”TVs most famous bachelorette pad.”” [COLUMN_BREAK][IMAGE] January 9, 2013 381 Views last_img read more

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