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  • Meet Juanes And Rock A Patients World

    first_imgHere’s your chance to meet Juanes, see an incredible show and help rock a patient’s world!A global activist and philanthropic pioneer, whose dedication to giving back equals his talent, Juanes is continuing his ongoing support of Musicians on Call during the highly-anticipated US leg of his ‘LOUD & UNPLUGGED TOUR’.Click here to bid on a pair of great seats for LA, San Diego, Pharr, TX or Toronto (courtesy of Juanes), plus the chance to meet and take a photo with him before the show! Additional auctions will be launched on June 5 for Washington DC, Philadelphia, NY, Boston, Atlanta and Hollywood, FL. All proceeds from these auctions will help Musicians on Call continue to deliver live and recorded music directly to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, in order to complement the recovery process for patients, families and caregivers.More than a decade ago, Juanes burst onto the Latin music scene by leading nominations in 2001 for his landmark debut album, ‘Fijate Bien.’ The two time Grammy and 17-time Latin Grammy winner continues to be respectfully hailed by his music peers as a leading creative talent in the genre. His latest release, ‘Juanes MTV Unplugged’ (produced by Juan Luis Guerra) debuted at #1 on the “Top Latin Albums” chart and in 18 countries and his recent book ‘Chasing The Sun’ became an instant ‘best seller,’ topping the charts throughout Latin America for weeks.Source:Musicians On Calllast_img read more

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  • Grande Prairie RCMP investigating fatal collision near Debolt

    first_imgThe 39 year-old male driver of the pick-up truck, also from Grande Prairie, was transported to hospital via STARS Air Ambulance with unknown injuries.The lone occupant of the semi-truck was not physically injured.All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered and the collision remains under investigation. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are currently investigating a fatal collision on Forestry Trunk Road at the 8 KM mark near Debolt.RCMP were called to the location on Thursday, March 29 at approximately 5:00 PM.  A pick-up truck was involved in a head on collision with a semi-truck.A 22 year-old male from Grande Prairie was a passenger in the pick-up truck and is deceased.last_img read more

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  • Middle East Security Council calls for ceasefire and Israeli troop pullout

    “The members of the Security Council are seriously concerned at the further deterioration of the situation and violation of international humanitarian law on the Palestinian Territories, including many victims among the civilian population and a threat of destruction of the Palestinian Authority,” said Council President Sergey Lavrov in a statement to the press issued on Sunday following a closed-door meeting. The President said that the session, convened at the request of the Arab Group, marked the determination of Council members “to ensure the implementation of resolutions 1397, 1402 and 1403” – the security body’s most recent texts on the situation in the Middle East. He emphasized that the members were “deeply disturbed by the failure to implement” those resolutions, adding, “The continuation of violence by the power in control of events on the ground is unacceptable.” Insisting that the parties fully implement those texts, the statement stressed in particular that “there must be a ceasefire and Israel must withdraw its forces from Palestinian cities without delay.” The parties were also called on to cooperate in good faith with the Quartet – the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and the Russian Federation – “and with the Secretary-General, especially in the context of the forthcoming visit of the US Secretary of State to the region,” the President said. Asking the Secretary-General to keep the Council informed on the ongoing efforts to ensure the implementation of its resolutions, the statement said the members “will closely follow the developments as they consider further steps to contribute to the efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.” With regard to the situation along the withdrawal line between Israel and Lebanon, Council members “expressed concern at the violation of the Blue Line and reiterated their call on the parties to implement resolutions 425 and 426.” read more

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  • TimorLeste UN Police international security forces move to apprehend prison escapees

    They are seeking to apprehend the escaped prisoners through intensified operations throughout Dili and the surrounding areas, UN Acting Police Commissioner Antero Lopes said.Mr. Lopes strongly urged the population to contact the UN Police or the international security forces should they have any information about the escaped prisoners. The group includes Major Alfredo Reinado, the leader of an armed group that demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister during the recent unrest in Timor-Leste.Violence earlier this year in the country, which the UN helped guide to independence from Indonesia in 2002, left dozens dead and forced some 155,000 people to flee their homes. The clashes erupted when the Government dismissed about 600 soldiers who had gone on strike. read more

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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX

    AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 23, 2015 3:08 pm MDT Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,200.26, down 28.02 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down five cents, or 2.08 per cent, to $2.35 on 14.9 million shares.Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF). Forest products. Down 14 cents, or 5.91 per cent, to $2.23 on 7.6 million shares.Artek Exploration Ltd. (TSX:RTK). Oil and gas. Up 86 cents, or 49.14 per cent, to $2.61 on 5.9 million shares.Kelt Exploration Ltd. (TSX:KEL). Oil and gas. Down 37 cents, or 4.56 per cent, to $7.74 on 4.6 million shares.Mart Resources, Inc. (TSX:MMT). Oil and gas. Down nine cents, or 12.86 per cent, to 61 cents on 3.8 million shares.Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Unchanged at 53 cents on 3.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceuticals, health-care products. Up $32.72, or 15.05 per cent, to $250.13 on 716,582 shares. Valeant stock soared on news of its friendly US$10-billion takeover offer for Salix Pharmaceuticals, a U.S.-based developer of gastrointestinal drugs. read more

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  • World must prioritize social protection as primary development tool urge UN and

    “The new development agenda that is being defined by the world community – the sustainable development goals (SDGs) – provides an unparalleled opportunity for our two institutions to join forces to make universal social protection a reality, for everyone, everywhere,” said a joint statement issued today by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.According to the World Bank and the ILO, universal social protection refers to policies designed to ensure income security and support to all people across the life cycle – paying particular attention to the poor and the vulnerable. “Universal social protection includes: adequate cash transfers for all who need them, especially children; benefits and support for people of working age in case of maternity, disability, work injury or for those without jobs; and pensions for all older persons,” the statement said.“This protection can be provided through social insurance, tax-funded social benefits, social assistance services, public works programs and other schemes guaranteeing basic income security,” it said.Universal coverage and access to social protection are central to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank Group’s twin goals by 2030, and universal social protection coverage is at the core of the ILO’s mandate.“We are proud to endorse the consensus that has emerged in the early 21st century that social protection is a primary development tool and priority,” the joint statement said.“Since the 2000s, universality has re-entered the development agenda,” it said. “First it was education: universal primary education became a Millennium Development Goal in 2000. In 2012, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing universal health coverage. Now it is time for universal social protection.”The African Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the European Commission, G20, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN have all endorsed universal social protection. “Our shared objective is to increase the number of countries that provide universal social protection, supporting countries to design and implement universal and sustainable social protection systems,” Mr. Kim and Mr. Ryder said.Stressing that the vast majority of the world’s population is still far from enjoying adequate protection, they said: “It is time to take determined and innovative steps to trigger change on a larger scale.” read more

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  • Ohio State mens lacrosse thrashes Delaware for second straight victory 103

    Then-junior midfielder Jesse King (19) looks for an open teammate during a game against Penn State March 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 11-7.Credit: Lantern file photoAfter losing its first game of the 2015 season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is starting to hit its stride.With senior captain Jesse King leading the way for the Buckeye offense, OSU (2-1) soared to its second-straight win on the season, defeating Delaware 10-3. King had five goals in the takedown of the Blue Hens on Sunday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.King said the game was a team effort across the field, from offense to defense.“I just tried to feed off the defense as much as I could, (redshirt-sophomore goalie Tom Carey) had some pretty amazing saves down there and that translates well over to us,” King said. “I just kind of took the game into my own hands, held on to the ball a little bit more, and tried to be a playmaker, while also powering down to the net and getting a good shot.”OSU’s offense started out the year on a flat note, unable to snag a win in its first game against the Detroit Titans. But the Buckeyes have gained some chemistry in their last two games, posting 20 goals since the season-opening loss.Coach Nick Myers emphasized the importance of OSU playing a full 60 minutes of “Buckeye lacrosse,” and said he thought his team did well overall.“I think offensively we are starting to get some chemistry. Each game it’s starting to get better,” Myers said.The Buckeyes have also rallied in their time of possession so far this season with senior midfielder Christopher May winning 68.8 percent (11-for-16) of the faceoffs against Delaware.“I think the time of possession was key and that was certainly a big part of our game plan,” Myers said.King said getting the ball first after the majority of goals was a boost to OSU, and a big problem for its opponent.“Their offense is going five, 10 minutes not seeing the ball, it helps us and helps our defense to not be as tired, and then we (the offense) are just rolling,” King said. “The motivation and adrenaline just start kicking in.”The Buckeyes’ success has continued to come from all areas of the field including the defense. OSU snagged 31 of the 48 total ground balls on Sunday, and King said the aggression toward winning the ground balls helped OSU maintain the possession and allowed the team to be successful.“That’s one thing that we really try to aspire to is winning those ground-ball battles,” King said.Senior defenseman Evan Mulchrone also harped on the importance of winning the ground balls for the Buckeye defense.“We pride ourselves on the ground ball game and it’s a key to winning every game and it’s something that we work on early during the week, always grinding and trying to get the ball off the ground,” Mulchrone said.Carey, who has started the first three games for the Scarlet and Gray said he is comfortable playing behind the Buckeyes’ defense.“I feel good. We practiced well this week. We are really working, competing and playing well as a unit,” Carey said. “The defense does a great job in front of me and gave up the shots we wanted and I had some saves in there, so it was a good performance.” Myers said he is confident in his goalie and feels he’s fitting in with the Buckeye defense. “Tom made his third start and I think he’s getting more comfortable. For Tom right now, he’s part of a seven-man unit and we are starting to come together more defensively. He did his job,” Myers said.The Buckeyes will look to keep their balanced momentum as they are set to take on Dartmouth on Saturday. Even with the two wins under their belts, coach Myers said he’s still looking for his players to improve with each game. “We have to get better. We know right now we are a long way from where we want to be. In February, it’s a balance of preparing for your opponent but also trying to get significantly better week-to-week and we’re excited to have a full week now (of practice),” Myers said. “It’s been three games in eight days, so now we can get our legs back, focus on us first and then focus on Dartmouth.” read more

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  • How to watch the Google Announcement Event today

    first_imgGoogle’s Sundar Pichai is hosting a special announcement today, and while we think we’ve got a pretty good idea on what he’s going to share with us, they have decided to stream the announcement for everyone to watch.Speculation ran rampant that Google was going to announce the next version of Android at their annual developer conference. Google IO 2013 came and went, with no mention made. As it turns out, the company was not planning a new name release, but an update to the existing one.Android 4.3 is upon us, and will be the third version of Android to be dubbed Jelly Bean as its version name. The three Jelly Bean versions have all been very similar, focusing on performance and streamlining existing features instead of adding brand new features. Android 4.3 is expected to be more of the same, based on our experiences with leaked builds of the new version.It wouldn’t be a new version of Android without a new Nexus device, and it looks like the Nexus 7 is the shiny new tablet to be released today. The tablet has been leaked all over the place, and can even be pre-ordered in some places already, but the official announcement will be coming today. We’ll also be expecting rapid updates for the other Nexus devices, as well as the Google Play edition versions of the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. We don’t know exactly what Android 4.3 has in store for us, but based on what we do know it should be a continued effort in polishing the UI.We may also see some goodies about Chrome, as Sundar Pichai is in charge of both Android and Chrome. It wouldn’t be surprising to see something new from ChromeOS, or some new features that tie Chrome and Android together. We’ve seen hints that the Chrome team have been working on something called Chromecast, as well as the ability to use Chrome Remote Desktop from your phone. It’s hard to tell exactly what will be announced here, but it is absolutely possible we’ll see something from this department during the announcement.We’ll be following up the announcement with detailed posts surrounding the event, and you can watch the announcement in its entirety using the YouTube stream here in the post.last_img read more

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  • Prominent media owner and philanthropist dies

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The publisher of To Vima and Ta Nea newspapers and head of Greece’s largest media group Lambrakis Press (DOL), Christos Lambrakis, died yesterday at the age of 75. Lambrakis inherited the media group from his father in 1957. He went on to expand DOL to include more than 20 newspaper and magazine titles. It also owns 22 percent of Teletypos, which runs Mega TV channel. “Christos Lambrakis was a very important member of the country’s public life… who made a great contribution to the arts and to education,” said Prime Minister George Papandreou of Lambrakis, who led the collection of private donors in 1991 who created the Athens Concert Hall. “His loss leaves a huge gap and marks the end of an era,” said Papandreou. Lambrakis died of multiple organ failure. His funeral is due to take place tomorrow at Athens’s First Cemetery.last_img read more

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  • Samaras hoping for boost from Merkel visit to Athens on Tuesday

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Antonis Samaras hailed on Friday as “very positive” the surprise decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to come to Athens for talks on Tuesday, although unions and opposition parties reacted to the news by announcing protests to coincide with her visit. The Greek government sees the visit as being highly significant as it will come at a time when Athens is trying to agree with the troika on the details of the 13.5-billion-euro austerity package needed to unlock further bailout installments, a day after the meeting of eurozone finance ministers and a few days before the European Union leaders’ summit on October 18, even though sources in Brussels said that no final decision on Greece will be taken then. “The trip comes against the backdrop of this very difficult situation that Greece is going through right now, the massive adjustment and reform measures that have shaped Greece for the past two years,” Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference. “We see that the reform efforts have increased under the Samaras government and we want to support that.” Sources told Kathimerini that the visit was arranged last Friday during a phone call between the two leaders, who met in Berlin in August, and is being interpreted by Athens as a move by Merkel to show that she is in favor of the next tranche being disbursed and Greece remaining in the eurozone despite the International Monetary Fund’s concerns about the sustainability of its debt. The debt issue is expected to play a key role in the troika’s report on the progress of the Greek program, which is due later this month. “It was about time,” said Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker in response to the news of Merkel’s plans to visit Athens. Merkel will also meet President Karolos Papoulias and PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos but will not hold customary talks with the leader of the main opposition, Alexis Tsipras of SYRIZA. It is thought Berlin was in two minds about Merkel meeting Tsipras but decided against it after SYRIZA reacted to news of her visit by calling for people to join the work stoppage and protest organized by Greece two main unions, ADEDY and GSEE. SYRIZA said the meeting was “further evidence of the government’s subservience to bankers and capital.” The leftists said they were not interested in holding talks with Merkel. The right-wing Independent Greeks also called for a symbolic encircling of the German Embassy in Athens when Merkel visits. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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  • LETTER FROM A STUDENT ON CHIBOK ABDUCTION ANNIVERSARY

    first_imgmy fellow ‘A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors’ and thousands of young advocates for education around the world to demand the right to education and safeschools for all.No child should have to risk being attacked or abducted for going toschool, yet around the world attacks on students, teachers and schoolsare on the rise and 28 million children are out of school due toconflict and emergencies.United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown hasechoed the responsibility we have to ensure children are in a safeenvironment, “It is our moral duty to make sure that every singlechild in the world can enjoy the basic right to education – free ofterror, free of fear, and with the support of the internationalcommunity.”The kidnapping of the Chibok girls shocked and outraged theinternational community. But this is not just about Chibok. Whilechildren risk violence to get a seat in a classroom, donor aid toeducation is in steady decline, many countries do not have plans toreach the most marginalized children, and the 2015 target for gettingall children in school and learning is being pushed back to 2030. Thisis unacceptable.Girls’ education is also a critical issue in our own country.Education enables girls and women to overcome oppressive sociallimitations such as exploitative work and child marriage, and enablesthem to learn how to better claim social and economic rights. Aneducated female population increases a country’s productivity andfuels economic growth, yet some countries lose more than $1 billion ayear by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys.Now is a critical time not only for rescuing the Nigerian girls butalso for securing the right to education and safety of all studentsacross the world. We have the power to make these issues a globalpriority.A world at school Global youth Ambassador, Salimatou Fatty]]>last_img read more

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  • Mobile home catches fire in Dania Beach

    first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters worked to put out a fire that sparked at a mobile home in Dania Beach.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded just after 8 p.m. to the scene along Southwest 58th Street and Lakeshore Drive, Tuesday.No injuries were reported as the residence was unoccupied at the time.The home was declared a total loss.The cause of the fire is now being investigated by the State Fire Marshal.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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  • POLICE LOG for December 4 Road Rage Incident Abandoned Trailer Issues With

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, December 4, 2018:Police came across a man walking on Shawsheen Avenue. Vehicle was disabled in Chelmsford and he was heading to Salem. Police gave him a ride to Cumberland Farms, where he called for a ride. (12:42am)A property owner on Upton Drive reported a trailer has been parked next to its building for at least 6 months. Police spoke with trucking company, which agreed to remove trailer. (11:05am)A road rage incident, involving pushing, took place at Benevento Sand & Stone on Salem Street after a vehicle followed a truck onto the property. Parties did not wish to pursue further. (2:47pm)Police received several reports that lights facing Burlington Avenue, at 38/62 intersection, were only letting a few cars go through at a time. Police notified Mass Highway. (6:16pm)A vehicle crashed at Main Street & Eames Street. Vehicle wedged on rock. AAA en route. No injuries noted. (7:17pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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  • Senate Passes Bill To Limit Access To Certain Court Records

    first_imgIf you’ve ever been charged with a crime in Alaska, it’s documented in an online database called “Courtview” that anyone can check. Landlords use it. Employers use it. Some people even use it use it while dating to see if their romantic partner has a criminal history. Soon, those searches could be limited to only cases where a guilty verdict has been reached.Download AudioSen. Fred Dyson’s bill would make it so all criminal cases that result in a dismissal or an acquittal are considered confidential. They won’t appear on the Internet, and you won’t be able to access them at the courthouse unless you are a state worker who deals with child welfare.The Eagle River Republican presented it on the Senate floor as a justice issue.“This one is about Amendments Four and Five: privacy and due process,” said Dyson, referencing the United States Constitution.The rationale behind the bill is simple: If a jury does not find a person guilty of a crime, then that person should not be punished by the court of public opinion.According to data from the Department of Law, about a third of misdemeanor charges and a fifth of felonies never go trial. Dyson said over time, that adds up to a lot of people with publicly available criminal records who never saw the inside of a courtroom but might be judged negatively when applying for a job or an apartment.“My guess is that there are 60,000+ people who have never been tried or never went to court who are on Courtview, with a huge impact to them,” said Dyson.The bill received broad support, passing on an 18-to-1 vote. Anchorage Democrat Hollis French, a former state prosecutor, was the lone opponent. He argued that in a state with such high levels of sexual assault and domestic violence — crimes that are difficult to convict — the Legislature should err on the side of transparency in criminal cases.“Just say there are a thousand assaults in a year. Out of those, you’ll probably get 250 arrest, and out of those, you get 200 convictions,” said French. “Well, what happens to that information? Neighbors will hear the screams and the cries. The children will see the bloody eyes. But what happens to that information? I’m not saying you have to report everything, but I think you have to be very careful when you start closing off public information.”The bill will now go to the House for consideration.last_img read more

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  • Gwen Ifill Host Of Washington Week And PBS NewsHour Dies

    first_imgGwen Ifill, one of the most prominent political journalists in the country, has died, according to PBS.She was 61.When she took the helm of Washington Week, Ifill became the first African-American woman to host a major political TV talk show. Ifill covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. More recently, she moderated a primary debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Ifill was also the best-selling author of The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.In 2013, Ifill was named co-host of the PBS NewsHour. In an interview with The New York Times, she reflected on what her appointment could mean to a new generation.“When I was a little girl watching programs like this — because that’s the kind of nerdy family we were — I would look up and not see anyone who looked like me in any way. No women. No people of color,” she said. “I’m very keen about the fact that a little girl now, watching the news, when they see me and Judy [Woodruff] sitting side by side, it will occur to them that that’s perfectly normal — that it won’t seem like any big breakthrough at all.”Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, said Ifill was “a fundamental reason public media is considered a trusted window on the world.”“Her contributions to thoughtful reporting and civic discourse simply cannot be overstated,” Kerger said. “She often said that her job was to bring light rather than heat to issues of importance to our society. Gwen did this with grace and steadfast commitment to excellence.”Ray Suarez, who started working on the PBS Newshour on the same day as Ifill in 1999, told Here and Now that Ifill was a mix of things.“She was evenhanded yet tenacious,” Suarez said. “She was exteriorly cool, if that’s even a word, but at the same time very emotionally and passionately committed to the work she did.”Ifil was a preacher’s daughter. She was born in New York City to a Panamanian immigrant dad and a Barabadian mother. She started her journalism career as a print reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun and the Boston Herald American. She went on to become a national political reporter for The Washington Post and the White House correspondent for The New York Times.Ifill died after a battle with cancer.NPR’s Neda Ulaby contributed to this report. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Morry Gash/AP Sharelast_img read more

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  • How to cancel your Oculus Rift preorder

    first_imgYesterday afternoon, Facebook dropped a bomb on the internet that resulted in many mixed feelings, all of which were quite loud. The social media giant bought Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The purchase totaled two billion dollars in cash and stock, and Mark Zuckerberg himself explained why the purchase was made, and that he feels the Rift has many real-world applications aside from gaming. If you pre-ordered an Oculus Rift and happen to agree with Notch (and seemingly everyone else on Twitter at the time of the announcement), you can cancel that pre-order and get your money back.Canceling your pre-order is easy peasy. Simply head on over to the Oculus support page and follow the instructions. All you need to do is contact Oculus support at support@oculusvr.com and include your full name, order number, and the email address you used to place the order. You can cancel the pre-order while it is still in the processing phase. All sales are final, so there are no refunds. Oculus, however, will at least exchange your Rift if there is a defect.Whether or not you believe Zuckerberg’s claims that Facebook will largely leave the Rift alone and simply make its massive resources available to the headset’s developers, we don’t yet know how the purchase will affect the Rift. Yes, it’s entirely possible that, considering Facebook spent two billion dollars to obtain Oculus, the company will attempt to heavily influence the direction of the helmet. However, it’s also possible that Zuckerberg will stay true to his word, and keep Oculus separate from Facebook.If you’re wary that Facebook isn’t a gaming company and it wouldn’t know the first thing about a virtual reality gaming helmet, it’s worth noting that before the Xbox Microsoft wasn’t a console gaming company. Before Sony split from Nintendo and released the original PlayStation, it too wasn’t much of a gaming company. On the other end of the spectrum, Nintendo has primarily only ever been a gaming company, and look where it is now.It’s entirely possible that Facebook didn’t just ruin your virtual reality dreams, and instead, will use its resources to help make them come true faster. If it turns out that Zuck and co. did destroy the Oculus Rift, Sony, at least, has something to say about that.last_img read more

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  • Are you desperately looking for a job We have many just for

    first_imgIf you’re looking for a job, then we have some for you. Jobs are currently available on our online site. Click the links below to see the job requirements.Online vacancies are updated all the time, so if you’re hunting for employment, bookmark the Ladysmith Gazette vacancies page.Professional:See details HEREReception / Switchboard:See details HERE WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Get your copy of last week’s Ladysmith Gazette newspaper, as a local municipality has many positions and tenders.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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  • UN Sudan refugees suffering without adequate aid

    first_imgThe World Food Program says the latest influx of refugees into Ethiopia _ from both Sudan and Somalia _ is straining its operations there.“With the current number of people we have enough food to cover August, September and most of October distributions, and after that we start to have shortfalls of cereals, beans and pulses,” said Lynne Miller, WFP’s deputy country director.While appealing for more refugee aid, Guterres also said a political solution was needed in Sudan.“The international community needs to make sure that everything is done for a political solution to be found and for peace to be re-established because these people are suffering in a terrible way and they don’t deserve that,” he said.___Associated Press reporter Jason Straziuso in Nairobi, Kenya contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sudanese troops are fighting rebels, who were once aligned with what is now South Sudan, in two states near the countries’ shared border. Guterres said more than 200,000 refugees have fled the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile and into neighboring Ethiopia and South Sudan.“It is absolutely essential that the international community mobilizes itself to support the refugees themselves and South Sudan and Ethiopia that are hosting them, having kept their borders open in a very, very generous way,” Guterres told The Associated Press Monday while visiting a refugee camp in western Ethiopia.Seasonal rains have set in at refugee camps in South Sudan, and Lane Hartill of Save the Children said conditions “are getting quite bad.” Heavy rainfall has made dirt roads impassable, making aid delivery difficult and expensive.“I think things are going to deteriorate in the weeks to come,” he said.Save the Children says that up to 2,000 children a day are arriving at overcrowded camps in South Sudan. Some were forced to abandon elderly and weak relatives on the way to the camp, it said.Because of the fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, families did not plant crops, fearful that Sudanese bombers would target them while in the field. That has forced residents to eat roots and leaves to survive. Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img Associated PressASSOSA, Ethiopia (AP) – Sudanese refugees who fled fighting between rebels and Sudan’s military are suffering in primitive camps without enough aid because the international community has not provided the needed funds to help, a top United Nations official said.Antonio Guterres, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, urged donor nations to ease “the enormous humanitarian tragedy.” “People are coming just as heavy rains make it virtually impossible to access these areas to provide aid. The resources are not in place to meet the needs of everyone. The worst-case scenario is now a reality; we are witnessing a full-blown humanitarian crisis in one of the most remote places on earth,” said Jon Cunliffe, Save the Children’s South Sudan country director.In the Ethiopian camp of Bambasi, aid workers on Monday registered about 600 new arrivals from a nearby transit center that holds 14,000 people who need to be relocated to healthier living conditions. However, Bambasi doesn’t have the funds to accept all the refugees.Representatives of the refugees told the visiting U.N. delegation that they are in desperate need of more food and clothing. Guterres promised them he would “knock on all the doors” when he will be back at his office in Geneva, but also admits that it’s more difficult than the refugees hopes for.“All of our operations in Africa are now dramatically underfunded and in particular this operation is severely restricted,” said Guterres. “It breaks my heart because when I see these people suffering I would like to do much more but unfortunately we don’t have enough resources.” Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

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  • US computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize

    first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Comments   Share   TOKYO (AP) – An American regarded as a father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist have received the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement.The Inamori Foundation awarded its advanced technology prize on Saturday to U.S. computer scientist Ivan Sutherland, who developed the graphic interface program Sketchpad in 1963.Gayatri Chakrovoty Spivak , an Indian literary critic and professor at Columbia University, won the arts and philosophy prize. The vital role family plays in society 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, received the basic sciences prize for his work on autophagy, a cell-recycling system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.The Kyoto-based Inamori Foundation was set up in 1984 by Kyocera Corp.’s founder, Kazuo Inamori.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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