The Indigenous vote and education promises InFocus

first_imgaptn InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:Do you vote?  That’s one of the hottest debates among Indigenous peoples in this federal election campaign.Indigenous scholars shared their views recently at a forum hosted by the University of Winnipeg.  Watch for yourself and then decide if you’ll cast a ballot.Then we look back at what brought about the resignation of the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.  That same issue has surfaced again for the federal election.Which party will win the Indigenous vote?  We begin that discussion in this InFocus season premier.last_img

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Saudi Arabia Sights Moon Will Celebrate Eid alFitr Friday June 15

Rabat – Today is the last day of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Supreme Court has announced that Eid al-Fitr will be Friday, June 15, after the moon was sighted, the Saudi Press Agency reported.Most Muslim countries will celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday on the same day, including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and Kuwait.Eid al-Fitr or the “Feast of Breaking the Fast” in English, comes on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, signaling the end of Ramadan. Mosques throughout the country will hold Eid al-Fitr prayers on Friday. As a major public holiday, Eid al-Fitr will allow people to rest from work more in Saudi Arabia, as King Salman issued a directive to extend this year’s Eid break until Sunday, June 24.Moroccans, according to the calculations of astronomer Hicham El Aissaoui, will celebrate the Eid al-Fitr feast on Friday.“Ramadan 2018 has only 29 days, consequently, Eid Al-Fitr will be celebrated on Friday, June 15,” he said. El Aissaoui also predicted Eid al-Adha to be celebrated on Wednesday, August 22.Even if the astronomical calculations all predict that Eid al-Fitr will be tomorrow, Moroccan authorities prefer to wait to observe the moon to officially declare the holiday.For this special day, families gather around a table full of various Moroccan pastries, cakes, and breads, accompanied by mint tea, milk, and coffee. read more

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Alumna named Ryerson VP

Wendy CukierA Brock alumna has been appointed as Ryerson University’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation.Wendy Cukier, who holds a BA from Brock, will start her new job on Sept. 1. She currently serves as Associate Dean, Academic at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management. She has received numerous awards and honours for her work as a professor, researcher and administrator.“Dr. Cukier has an exceptional record of leadership in a variety of settings,” said Sheldon Levy, president of Ryerson.In addition to her academic work, Cukier is an active volunteer and a recipient of the Governor General’s Meritorious Cross. Last year, she was selected as one of 25 Transformational Canadians by the Globe and Mail, La Presse and CTV.

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Mortgage risks fading as Bank of Canada sees dramatic drop in highly

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada provided a closer look Wednesday at just how much stricter mortgage rules and higher interest rates have helped slow the entry of new households into the category of “deeply indebted borrowers.”The lofty levels of household debt has been a key concern for the Bank of Canada as it gradually raises its trend-setting interest rate, which it has already hiked five times since the summer of 2017.To determine the pace of future hikes, the central bank has closely watched how well households are adapting to higher borrowing costs, particularly when it comes to those that are significantly overstretched.Banks’ advice to Stephen Poloz: Consider Alberta’s oil woes before plotting your next rate moveWhy your neighbour’s kid is getting a better mortgage rate than youHome equity lines of credit fuel worries as rates rise and prices fallSo far, the bank has said Canadians have been making spending adjustments in response to rate hikes and the arrival of stricter mortgage policies. At the same time, the bank has reported that credit growth has continued to moderate and household vulnerabilities, while still elevated, have edged down as a result.The bank has also credited tougher federal mortgage rules for contributing to the improvement.A staff analytical note published by the bank Wednesday offered more details about the impacts of new guidelines and rising interest rates.“The number of new highly indebted borrowers has fallen, and overall mortgage activity has slowed significantly,” said the research paper, co-authored by bank staffers Olga Bilyk and Maria teNyenhuis.“Tighter policies around mortgage qualification and higher interest rates are having a direct effect on the quality and quantity of credit.”The analysis said mortgage stress tests introduced two years ago have reduced the share of new high-leverage, insured loans — those of more than 4.5 times a borrower’s annual income — to six per cent in the second quarter of 2018 from 20 per cent in late 2016.Another federal rule change this year, aimed at high-leverage yet uninsured mortgages, dropped the share of these new loans to 14 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, compared with 20 per cent a year earlier.“The most-pronounced decline has been in the number of new mortgages extended to highly indebted borrowers, which fell by 39 per cent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2018,” the research paper, which also noted there have been impacts from regional housing market policies.Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins said the debt-to-income ratios of households remain “really high,” but have stabilized and are beginning to move down.“It took a long time for that vulnerability to accumulate and it’s going to take some time for it to diminish,” said Wilkins, who was participating in the launch of the Bank of Canada’s new digital hub that will feature research and analysis on financial stability issues.“What we were hoping to see would be a continuing improvement in the quality of the loans because what that does is, over time, put the economy on a more-solid footing to withstand whatever adverse developments that might occur.” read more

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UN probe into murder of former Lebanese leader points to young male

Briefing the Council as he delivered his latest progress report on the work of the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC), Serge Brammertz said DNA analysis conducted on human remains found at the crime scene “produced crucial results” about a man whom investigators believe carried out the bombing.The report said a tooth found at the scene, and linked to more than 30 other pieces of human remains from an unknown individual, has been identified as belonging to a man in his early 20s. The tooth has a distinguishing mark on its surface, which investigators have concluded is rarely seen among the Lebanese.Another complete tooth, located nearby earlier this year, is being tested to determine if it belongs to the same person and if that man’s regional origin can be identified, according to the panel.The Security Council set up the IIIC in April 2005 after an earlier UN mission found Lebanon’s own investigation was seriously flawed and that Syria was primarily responsible for the political tensions that preceded the assassination. Its mandate runs until June next year.Analysis of the explosion indicates that as much as 1,800 kilograms of TNT or its equivalent – and not 1,200 kilograms as previously suspected – was detonated in an improvised explosive device (IED) from inside a Mitsubishi van close to the convoy transporting Mr. Hariri through Beirut.Mr. Brammertz said his investigating team is looking into evidence that Mr. Hariri was the subject of earlier surveillance and other assassination attempts before the bombing on 14 February last year, which also killed 22 others.“It is likely that the alleged bombing team knew that electronic counter-measures were in place to protect the convoy and Rafik Hariri, and that they chose a method of attack that would not be impeded by such counter-measures,” he told Council members.Mr. Brammertz, a Belgian prosecutor, stressed that his team is examining communications traffic around the attack, especially the probable use of cell phones to coordinate the bombing.The IIIC has been tasked with probing 14 other bombings that have occurred in Lebanon since October 2004, and Mr. Brammertz said the latest evidence only strengthens his earlier conclusions that many of them were connected.In his report, Mr. Brammertz said most UN Member States had responded positively and promptly so far to his requests for assistance, whether facilitating witness interviews, tracking telephone communications or analyzing forensic evidence. He added that Syria has provided “generally satisfactory” assistance to the probe.Mr. Brammertz, who took over the Commission in January from Detlev Mehlis of Germany, urged States to maintain their support for its work, swiftly answer any future requests for help and ensure it has enough staff to carry out its duties. read more

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Correction Hotel Tax story

Correction: Hotel Tax story AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2013 12:57 pm MDT SAN ANTONIO – In a March 13 story about a proposed judgment in a lawsuit brought by Texas communities who say several online travel companies owe them hotel occupancy taxes, The Associated Press erroneously reported that U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ordered the companies to pay the communities $55 million. The two sides submitted a proposed judgment for that amount, but Garcia isn’t expected to rule on the proposal until April.Lawyers for 11 online travel companies and more than 170 Texas cities have agreed on a proposed $55 million judgment in a dispute over hotel occupancy taxes.U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio on March 12 accepted the proposal on possible total damages and interest in the 2006 class-action case. Garcia had asked both sides to agree on an amount before he enters his final judgment in April.Jurors in 2009 ordered $20 million in back taxes to be paid to the cities but the figure was expected to increase as penalties and interest were added.The lawsuit to recover tourism tax revenue named online travel groups including Expedia Inc., Hotwire Inc., Hotels.com, Priceline.com and Orbitz Worldwide Inc. The companies maintain all required taxes had been paid.A statement from the Travel Technology Association says the companies plan to continue their appeals. read more

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Family forced to sit on plane floor after airline allocated them seats

Paula Taylor’s daughter, Brooke,sat on the floor on the flightCredit:Paul Taylor After being contacted by the programme, TUI offered the family a full £1300 refund, blaming the incident  on a “last minute aircraft change”.However, Mrs Taylor said she “got short shrift” from the airline when she personally complained immediately after the incident, despite having photographs of what had happened.She alleges that, after explaining to the company that the seats were “physically missing”, she was told that there was no record of the incident and offered a “good will gesture” of £30. Frustrated, she contacted Rip-Off Britain. A spokesman for TUI said: “We are sorry to hear about Mr Taylor and his family’s experience with us.”Unfortunately a last minute aircraft change meant that the seats the family was originally assigned were unavailable as the alternative aircraft had a different seating configuration.”We’re also sorry for the way the situation was initially handled and we’ll be investigating this. We will also be contacting the customers directly to apologise and will be offering a full refund.”The episode of Rip-Off Britain: Holidays will be broadcast on BBC One on Tuesday at 9.15am. 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. Yet, on the plane, they could not locate the seats stated on their boarding passes.”We all just looked at each other as if to say ‘where’s our seats gone?’ There are no seats where our seats should be,” Mrs Taylor said.  Paula Taylor with her husband Ian and daughter Brooke Members of the cabin crew proposed that ten-year-old Brooke could take the last spare seat on the flight, and Paula and her husband Ian could sit in two spare flip-up chairs meant for the crew. However, after the plane had taken off, the couple were told that they had to vacate their seats as the attendants needed access to the food and duty free items, which were stored behind them.  A family were forced to sit on the floor of an aeroplane during their flight home from Menorca after being told that their allocated seats did not exist. Paula Taylor, 44, her husband Ian, 55, and their daughter Brooke, 10, from Alcester, Warwickshire, arrived early at Mahon airport in June last year for their flight with TUI airlines.They were given the seat numbers 41 D, E and F, but when they boarded the plane they could not find their seats and cabin crew instead offered them flip-up ‘jump’ seats tucked into the crew station.They were later forced to the floor because flight attendants needed access to food and duty free items.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”We made sure we were three hours early at the airport to check in early just to make sure we got seats together,” Mrs Taylor explained to BBC One’s Rip-Off Britain: Holidays. “We went straight to the front and we were very excited by the fact we had managed to sit together.”  Paula Taylor's daughter, Brooke,sat on the floor on the flight Paula Taylor with her husband Ian and daughter BrookeCredit:Paula Taylor On the floor they were joined by their daughter and later the co-pilot of the aircraft, who thanked the family for their “co-operation and understanding”. “He said that how calm we were and he was so grateful because he would have had to, he would have missed the time slot take off,” Mrs Taylor said.She said of the floor: “It’s hard and it’s uncomfortable and it’s just filthy. It’s just not an experience I ever want to repeat.”The Civil Aviation Authority, the body that regulates airlines in the UK, is now investigating the incident. It has asked TUI airlines to explain why the family was allowed to sit on the floor and is looking into a possible breach of regulations.Passengers are allowed to sit in crew seats under certain conditions, but must not be left unseated during any stage of the flight. read more

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Enhanced gravity recovery of base metal and industrial minerals

first_imgMet-Solve Laboratories has released a new paper published by Ish Grewal and Andrew Neale. One of the main areas of focus of this paper was the recovery of fine particles using high-G centrifugal gravity concentrators. Results demonstrated that it was possible to achieve high grades and recoveries in the sub 25 micron particle size ranges. Lab results are compared to plant results for these fine feeds. New lab scale testing methodologies that were developed as a result of this study are also presented.In the abstract, the authors write; “Mineral separation by exploiting the differences in mineral or metal specific gravities (sg) has been used since antiquity. In the modern era, this is most commonly seen in the recovery of gold by the use of centrifugal concentrators and the separation of coal (low sg) from waste rock (high sg) using heavy media cyclones and jigs. Other metals, notably oxides of tin and tungsten, are successfully recovered using some combination of jigs, spirals and shaking tables. However, many conventional gravity separation systems are limited to fairly coarse (>1 mm) to medium (>100 micron) particle separations due to the limitations of the gravitational separation forces in conventional equipment.“Many of the high specific gravity minerals of interest are friable (e.g. cassiterite, wolframite, etc.) and excessive fines are generated in the grinding/comminution circuits which cannot be recovered with conventional equipment and may be lost directly to the tailings stream. Recent developments in centrifugal gravity separation equipment specifically designed for fine or ultra-fine particle separation and recovery have resulted in heavy mineral particle recoveries as fine as 10-20 microns. Ongoing research work has also identified the benefit of closed-circuit, multi-stage gravity recovery circuits using some combination of centrifugal concentrators and conventional equipment (tables, spirals, flotation, etc.) which can substantially increase overall plant recovery and final concentrate grade.“This paper will provide details of the evolution of non-fluidized bed gravity concentrators for high sg mineral recoveries, correlate laboratory scale development work with plant results to confirm scale-up, and show how recent flowsheet developments have contributed to significantly improved plant performance.”Please contact Met-Solve to access the full paper.last_img read more

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Gdansk Herning and Malmo keep the Olympic secret

Twelve teams for only six places! Olympic qualification tournaments in Gdansk (Poland), Herning (Denmark) and Malmo (Sweden) will give two teams each which will compete in Rio next summer.Here are a complete schedule of this weekend’s battles.Group 1Poland, Macedonia, Chile and Tunisia.Friday, April 818:30 Chile – Tunisia20:30 Poland – MacedoniaSaturday, April 918:30 Macedonia – Tunisia20:30 Poland – ChileSunday, April 1018:00 Macedonia – Chile20:00 Tunisia – PolandGroup 2Spain, Iran, Slovenia and Sweden.Friday, April 817:00 Spain – Slovenia19:15 Iran – SwedenSaturday, April 916:15 Spain – Iran18:30 Sweden – SloveniaSunday, April 1016:30 Sweden – Spain18:45 Slovenia – IranGroup 3Denmark, Croatia, Norway and Bahrain.Friday, April 818:30 Norway – Bahrain20:30 Denmark – CroatiaSaturday, April 918:30 Croatia – Bahrain20:30 Denmark – NorwaySunday, April 1018:00 Croatia – Norway20:00 Bahrain – Denmark GdanskherningMalmoOlympic handballrio 2016 handball ← Previous Story Torrellano Cup 2016 – Unique handball experience! Next Story → SURPRISE IN MALMO: Slovenia beat Spain! read more

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Tuchel happy with PSGs 90 mauling of Guingamp

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s manager Thomas Tuchel praised the all round performance of his team in their 9-0 mauling of Guingamp.The Parisians responded in an emphatic manner with a resounding 9-0 win over the team that dumped them out of the Cup competition thanks to hat-tricks from Mbappe and Cavani.And Thomas Tuchel lacked superlatives to describe the display of the French Champions via the club’s website.“It’s an excellent performance, particularly in the second half when we had a lot of chances. We scored a lot of goals, the forwards scored several times, we did well with our counter-attacks and had the structure in our attacks to be able to accelerate our play.“The injury to Marco [Verratti] is the negative point, it’s serious. In comparison to the previous game against Guingamp, this one was very different, more focussed and with the hunger to score.“The Coupe de la Ligue game was bizarre. There wasn’t much in it. This evening, we showed our qualities and didn’t give Guingamp a chance.”Edinson Cavani was equally happy to have joined the club’s history books after netting his 100th goal.“The main thing was to beat Guingamp tonight after they had knocked us out of the Coupe de la Ligue.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…It showed that the team wants to keep doing great things and that that defeat was just a lack of concentration.It’s up to us to keep going like that. I’m very happy to have scored my 100th and even my 101st goal at the Parc des Princes. I am in the club’s history and I want to keep scoring goals to help my team.“The 100th goal was a one-two between Di Maria and Neymar, he put the ball on my head and I finished it off.”Over in France PSG have just beat Guingamp 9-0 😂😂😂Both Mbappe & Cavani scored hatricks and Neymar scored a brace 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/sDkZ7AZ5OB— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 19, 2019last_img read more

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Pitbull receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

first_imgWhat an honor to receive my star on the #hollywoodwalkoffame thanks to all the fans #dale pic.twitter.com/Dlc2WIuLKU— Pitbull (@pitbull) July 15, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LOS ANGELES (WSVN) — Mr. 305 just got some prime real estate in Tinseltown.Rapper Pitbull was given his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Friday. Tony Robbins and Luther Campbell were among the speakers at the ceremony.The Cuban-American performer’s star is located on the same block as that of Celia Cruz, whom he has called a major influence.Pitbull, born Armando Christian Pérez, celebrated his star by going back to work. He headlined a show in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday night.last_img

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Man pulled unresponsive from water on Miami Beach hospitalized

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews rushed a man to the hospital after, officials said, he was pulled unresponsive from the water on Miami Beach, Saturday morning.According to Miami Beach Fire Rescue, the victim, described as a man in his 60s, was found face down floating in the water off Collins Avenue and 21st Street, at around 9 a.m.Ocean rescue crews performed CPR and were able to restore a pulse. Paramedics then transported him to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he went into cardiac arrest. He is currently intubated.Police said the victim appears to be homeless.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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SELECTMEN NEWS Sullivan Thanks McCoy For Sounding Alarm On Olin Asks Board

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At last week’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Suzanne Sullivan — who serves as Vice President of the Wilmington Environmental Restoration Committee — had a challenge for Selectmen Chair Greg Bendel.“During the election, you talked about how you think it’s terrible that people can’t drink their water on Cook Avenue because their water has been contamined by the Olin site,” said Sullivan. “I will ask you to make a motion, or – as Chairman – to put an item on the agenda – to bring public water to those people that have contaminated water, which should have been done 10, 12, 15 years ago.”“[Cook Avenue] residents pay taxes too,” continued Sullivan. “Everyone can be upset about unaccepted ways, and they should be. But how about if you didn’t have water to drink and have to have your water trucked in from Olin? I think that’s a priority over a hockey rink. I think that’s a priority over unaccepted ways. The town has money to run water up there and then you can sue Olin for the costs.”Bendel did not immediately respond to Sullivan’s request.Later in the meeting, Selectman Mike McCoy asked Bendel to place Sullivan’s request on the board’s next meeting agenda. The request does not appear on the Selectmen’s May 28 meeting.Sullivan also thanked McCoy for recently alerting his colleagues to an interim action feasibility study draft submitted to the EPA by Olin which, under one alternative, calls for some of the town’s deactivated wells to be turned back on and its contaminated water be sent to the town’s water treatment plant.  Sullivan reached out to McCoy as a concerned citizen after not seeing any discussion of the draft on the Selectmen’s meeting agenda.“If the town didn’t comment on [the study draft], it would have almost seen as those the town didn’t have a problem with it. Once, later on, I think the town would have said ‘no way, that’s not going to happen. We’re not in favor of that,’” said Sullivan. “Mr. McCoy was the messenger. One of the things this town has a history of doing is shooting the messenger. I would have [spoken up at the meeting] myself, but I couldn’t be there. I give [Mr. McCoy] a lot of credit. Now, at least the town knows about it. There should have been a discussion with the board in the beginning, but at least everyone knows about it now, and I’m glad about that.”“The town has waited for 15 years for any remediation report for Olin. This is the first one. To hear at the Selectmen’s Meeting that nobody knew what they were proposing in reactivating 2 of the 5 wells that were shut down, was a huge concern,” said Sullivan. “I’m sorry Jeff, I know you’ve done due diligence on this site for a long time, but that was a concern. This is the only remediation report we’ve gotten for Olin in 15 years.”Sullivan stressed that the Wilmington Environmental Restoration Committee wants to work with the town.“WERC wants to work in tandem [with the town]. We were for years. Now we’re not, in part, because of the redevelopment plans that have come forward before we actually have a solid remediation plan, which is something we were always on the same page until ex-employees of the town got interested in making some money on the Olin site,” added Sullivan. “That’s a concern for us. All we want is remeditation plan, a long-term plan, that will protect the town. That’s all we want. It’s not much to ask for.”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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Decide This Fall Whether To Run Water Line To Residents With Contaminated WellsIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Has NO Plans To Reactivate Contaminated Wells; Town Manager Takes Offense To McCoy’s CommentsIn “Government”SELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”last_img read more

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Facebook Twitter We spot trolls based on how they act not their

first_img Post a comment Tags 0 Security Tech Industry Hacking Share your voice Angela Lang/CNET That horrendously offensive meme in your Twitter or Facebook feed was probably posted by a Russian-backed troll, right? Actually, probably not.Social media companies can’t tell that much from the kinds of content an account posts, Del Harvey, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, said at the RSA Conference on Wednesday. During a panel session, Harvey said it’s how an account behaves that reveals whether it’s part of a larger campaign to spread division online. “Content is actually one of the weaker signals,” Harvey said.The revelation has social media companies focusing on the behavior that accounts exhibit. You know, who they’re communicating with, what they’re sharing and what gets them to respond. Following that behavior has prompted Twitter and Facebook, along with Google and Reddit, to take down thousands of accounts they say were associated with influence campaigns targeting the US, Middle East and Latin America. Peter W. Singer, a fellow at the New America think tank specializing in defense, says it’s a problem that government leaders and social media companies failed to recognize soon enough.”We were looking in the wrong place,” Singer said during the session. Instead of hackers stealing Facebook account information, the real threat was people “buying ads on scale that over half the American public saw unwittingly, which was Russian propaganda.”During the run-up to the 2016 US presidential campaign, 126 million American Facebook accounts and 1.4 million Twitter accounts saw content from Russian-backed sources.Of course, Twitter users don’t always understand that, Twitter’s Harvey said, leading them to accuse each other of being “bots” when they don’t like content they see on the website. The confusion speaks to one of the impacts of influence campaigns: They lead users to dismiss people they disagree with as being foreign operatives. It’s just one more way that the campaigns leading up to the election injected an element of chaos into public discourse.Facebook cybersecurity chief Nathaniel Gleicher agreed with Harvey, saying that focusing on offensive content doesn’t stop what the company calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” That’s when a group of fake accounts pose as Americans, for example, and work with each other to amplify certain posts and ideas.”The majority of the content we see in information operations doesn’t violate our policies,” Gleicher said, “and it’s not provably false.” Instead, it’s designed to fit into the “gray space” in Facebook’s policies.US intelligence agencies were fully aware of what Russian-backed influence campaigns were capable of, said Rob Joyce, a senior advisor on cybersecurity at the NSA. But knowing what to do with that information is another question, because people in the US value freedom of speech so highly.”We’re in the middle of speech,” Joyce said. “Getting into the middle and breaking the disruptive speech on the platforms, that’s a difficult place for America to go.”Both Twitter and Facebook would be willing to accept regulation that requires them to tell users more about where content comes from. Gleicher said Facebook implemented the requirements of the Honest Ads Act even though it hasn’t yet passed in the US House of Representatives. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his support for the bill last year. last_img read more

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How oversized floral wallpaper can transform your living space

first_imgPeople love to keep their home decorated and always try new interior designs by going for new curtains, ancient vase etc but one thing that would never go out of fashion is the wallpaper.The designs are evolving over time and the best evolution in the design of wallpapers is the oversized floral wallpaper.Experts list down ways on how oversized floral wallpapers are making trend:Oversized floral wallpapers are in Vogue as it could simply transform your space into unique and memorable. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThere are many options one can explore depending upon their taste, it could be modern, rustic, dark, sultry, light and flowy. People have been falling in love with oversized florals wallpapers and their magic. Adding a feminine touch to any home interiors, the floral wallpaper makes your space bolder and dramatic. Backgrounds are predominantly dark, and patterns tend to be oversized and leaning towards the exotic. A high contrast floral wallpaper looks stunning if you just stick to one wall. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBalance floral prints with some neutral colours to enhance your space. Plain and textured wallpapers bring a cosy effect to a room while floral patterned wallpapers create personality and statement. Oversized floral wall covering is also tremendously in demand.Oversized Floral Wallpaper comes in different design and colour, you can simply buy these wallpaper matching your furniture to give a ravishing look either to your drawing room or bedroom. With the growing tensions and stress levels among people, over sized floral wallpaper brings a natural effect in the room. It can totally change the feel of your interior decorYou can also try this oversized floral wallpaper in small rooms with minimum furniture or in your kitchen as well.Oversized floral wallpaper is a timeless beauty and it opens wide possibility to style your home or office from modern to rustic; from Scandi to Indian. From dark and sultry notes to light and flowy; from gorgeous patterns inspired by Victorian era to oriental gems.It is easily available in market and online.last_img read more

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While a Storm Races Inside a Patients Brain Doctors Race to

first_imgAntonia was missing. She had failed to pick up her 14-month-old daughter, Tia, at day care, and her sister, Jaclyn, couldn’t reach her by phone.Jaclyn headed to Antonia’s house to find out what the problem was. When she arrived, she noticed the front door was unlocked — a bad sign. She searched the rooms, calling out her sister’s name, until she heard running water coming from the kitchen.Jaclyn found the 29-year-old lying on her back unconscious, brown foam on her lips. Her eyes were open, staring in the direction of her car keys on the tile floor. The faucet was on.A Clue EmergesDuring the ambulance ride, responders intubated Antonia to keep oxygen flowing into her lungs. They also performed a series of tests: an electrocardiogram, which records the heart’s electrical activity, and measurements of her pulse and blood pressure. Everything was normal.The responders then checked her blood sugar to see if she was in a diabetic coma, a common cause of sudden unconsciousness. They also gave her naloxone, which reverses an opioid overdose, typical protocol when someone is found unconscious.When she arrived in the emergency room, still unconscious, Antonia underwent more tests, including for drugs in her system. No red flags appeared. A CT scan of her brain found no abnormalities.Why would a generally healthy person suddenly collapse and become comatose? I talked to Jaclyn, in search of clues.“She’s a really responsible person,” Jaclyn said. “And she’s a really good mom, I’m telling you. Even after she passed out, she was reaching for her car keys to, you know, pick up her daughter.”“What do you mean?” I asked. “She was moving?”“No, not moving. Her eyes were locked on the keys, staring directly at them.”Noticing my expression change, she paused. “Does that mean something?”“Which way did you think her eyes were looking?”“Left.”I went back to Antonia’s bedside in the ER and gently retracted her eyelids. Her pupils were midline — looking straight ahead.We admitted Antonia to the hospital’s neurology intensive care unit.Seizure SituationI suspected Antonia had had a seizure, caused by abnormal electrical firing in the brain. People often think of seizures as full-body convulsions, known as generalized seizures, which can affect the entire brain. But people can also have focal seizures that impact only part of the brain. These can involve subtle symptoms: slight twitching of the face, a tingling sensation, a temporary speech problem — or involuntary eye movement.A seizure in the frontal lobe can cause the eyes to deviate to one side, then return to midline when the seizure ends. I suspected that’s what had happened to Antonia. But usually within hours after a seizure, patients wake up; the fact that Antonia’s eyes had returned to midline suggested her seizure was over. She should be awake.That presented two possibilities: Either her seizure had ended very recently and she hadn’t yet recovered, or she was having a so-called subclinical seizure. This kind is devoid of even subtle seizure symptoms like body twitches and jerks. Yet beneath the surface, the brain is erupting, like an underwater volcano.I ordered an electroencephalogram, or EEG, which measures brain activity and can detect abnormal neuronal firings.Doctors often anthropomorphize diseases, talking about them as though they are the enemy. There’s the irritable bowel or aggressive tumor, for example. When I saw Antonia’s EEG results, I thought, “Angry seizure.” It showed a series of jagged spikes.Now I understood why Antonia wasn’t waking up: She was having continuous epileptic seizures.We concluded that Antonia had the rare syndrome NORSE, or new-onset refractory status epilepticus. NORSE’s cardinal symptom is continuous seizures. The syndrome can attack people like Antonia, who had never had an epileptic seizure before.Though its cause is unknown, doctors think NORSE is related to autoimmunity, the set of conditions in which a person’s immune system attacks the body. In this case, antibodies attacked neurons in Antonia’s brain, causing abnormal firings and relentless electrical storms.last_img read more

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Listen to Troye Sivan and Ariana Grandes sexy new song Dance To

first_imgDance To This is taken from Troye’s upcoming album Bloom.The sexy track features lyrics like ‘We can just dance to this, push up on my body’.The openly gay singer has already released three songs from the album: the titular track, The Good Side and the hit My! My! My!Bloom is released on 30 August. It follows his critical smash Blue Neighborhood, released in 2015.‘The rumours are trumours!’Troye confirmed news of the duet back in February.He tweeted at the time; ‘Yes!!! The rumours are trumours!! @arianagrande is my pop queen and i can’t wait for you guys to hear our song.’ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Troye and Ariana | Photo: Dance To This single artworkcenter_img Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande have debuted their incredible duet, Dance To This. Youth singer Troye Sivanstars teased the collaboration yesterday, posting a snippet on his social media channels yesterday. Ariana recently reached number two in the UK singles charts with No Tears Left To Cry. It furthermore reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, and also number one in multiple territories such as Australia, Norway and Singapore.Her next album Sweetener is also due in August.Elton John asks Troye Sivan if he ever gets ‘tempted by cute boys in the audience’Get more Troye Sivan updates from Gay Star News below.Troye Sivan’s music video for his song about bottoming is a sensual treatGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande have recorded a duetTroye Sivan and Ariana Grande show off their sexy moves in Dance to This videoTroye Sivan’s latest single is an 80s jam – about how ‘whipped’ he isRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/troye-sivan-ariana-grande/last_img read more

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Hawaii overtourism The reality

first_imgDuring a February 2018, Hawai`i State House & Senate hearing delving into the latest highly-critical HTA audit (there have been several such audits), “State Auditor Les Kondo questioned the need for the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s exemption from the state procurement code.”Read the full article at hawaiinews.online. yahoo Hawaii overtourismFrank Haas is the President of Marketing Management, a consultancy focused on travel and tourism in Hawaii and internationally. Haas is the former Dean and currently lectures at Kapi‘olani Community College’s Hospitality program. His experience includes executive positions in higher education, tourism and hospitality, food service, advertising, and high technology.Haas served as Vice President and Director of Marketing for the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and was responsible for $50 million in marketing contracts for leisure and business travel, sports and convention marketing and was part of the team that developed the “2005-15 Tourism Strategic Plan.” The plan was somewhat ignored by HTA management because they did not believe they had the authority to implement the complete “mosaic” of action elements which needed to be performed simultaneously in order for the plan to function. Frank knows the HTA literally “inside out” and for the past several months he has been actively enlisting support for his proposed changes to where and how HTA spends its $100+ million annual budget. FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestWhatsAppLinkedinPrintTumblrViber Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending HawaiiansHawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii’s safety and security is unaffectedLet Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding videoMore articles on eTurboNews click here eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Previous articleHotelbeds announces more senior management changeslast_img
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Family holidays bring both pleasure and pain Reco

first_imgFamily holidays bring both pleasure and pain. Recorded in our Edinburgh studio on the historic Royal Mile, the Skyscanner podcast team discuss tips and advice on how to make family travel more fun, for those travelling with young children, teenagers, and even travelling with your own parents as an adult.Listen or download the podcast below, or find all the Skyscanner Travel Podcasts on Soundcloud and iTunes: https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F110919351ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTips for travel in South East Asia: Travel Podcast #04Advice about travelling in SE Asia, from visa requirements, how to avoid typical scams.Holiday Romance: Skyscanner Travel Podcast #10Looking for love abroad? We talk about the three different types of holiday romance and the pros and cons of seeking love in another land11 ways to work abroad: Skyscanner travel podcast #05From busking to ‘WWOOFing’, we explore 11 ways to make money abroad in the new edition of the cult Skyscanner travel podcast.last_img read more

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