Governments Support Sustainable Transportation and Active Living Along the South Shore

first_imgGovernment announced today, Dec. 14, support for sustainable transportation projects in Wedgeport and Shelburne to help connect residents to community hubs and promote active living. “We’re proud to support projects that help build strong, healthy communities,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson. “Families and people of all ages will benefit from options that encourage outdoor activities like walking and cycling.” The Town of Shelburne will receive $40,000 from Connect2, the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, to create a bike lane between Falls Lane and Upper Water Street. “The Town of Shelburne wants to promote cycling and other forms of active transportation,” said Shelburne Mayor Karen Mattatall. “With the support of the Department of Energy’s Connect2 program, we are one step closer to the goal of improving bicycle safety on town streets. We hope our improved public infrastructure encourages more people to walk, cycle and enjoy everything our town has to offer.” With support from all levels of government, the Wedgeport Tuna Museum will make improvements to the Wedgeport Nature Trail. The Government of Canada’s $39,183 contribution is through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150). The province is contributing $20,000 from the Recreation Facility Development Grant, and $5,000 from Connect2. Some of the upgrades include repairs to the boardwalk and installation of a new trail map and interpretive signs. “Enhancements to the Wedgeport Nature Trail are attracting a new clientele to Wedgeport and surrounding communities,” said Colin Fraser, MP for West Nova. “During their stay, visitors are supporting local businesses, relaxing in bed and breakfasts and benefitting from the positive effects of time spent outdoors in natural surroundings. The CIP150 program is delivered through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency with a focus on renovating, expanding, or improving existing community and cultural infrastructure.” “The Wedgeport Nature Trail has always had historic importance to the Acadians of the village,” said Ellen Cottreau, committee chair. “These improvements will encourage families and visitors to learn about the trail’s history while enjoying the outdoors and the views of the Tusket Islands.” For more information, visit read more

Parents of murdered Montreal store clerk speak at sentencing hearing

first_imgMONTREAL – A young woman who was murdered as she worked in a busy Montreal grocery store was a luminous, loving and peaceful girl whose life was stolen, her parents said during sentencing arguments Wedneday.“You were ripped from us,” Nathalie Beaulieu and Luc Patry said as they remembered Clemence Beaulieu-Patry, 20.They asked that a photo of her be projected on a screen in the court and they frequently broke down in tears as they delivered their emotional victim impact statement.Randy Tshilumba was convicted by a jury last Friday of premeditated murder in the stabbing death of Beaulieu-Patry in April 2016.The jurors rejected the defence’s argument the accused was not criminally responsible for his actions.Tshilumba pleaded not guilty and testified he acted in self-defence because he believed Beaulieu-Patry wanted to kill him and other people in the store.During the sentencing arguments, Beaulieu-Patry’s parents told the court they have trouble sleeping and haven’t worked since the murder.“We so want to see your smile…touch your hair,” Beaulieu said through tears. “The house is empty without you.”Later in the day, Quebec Superior Court Justice Helene Di Salvo handed Tshilumba an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole before 25 years.“Her name was Clemence, she was 20 years old and she had her entire life ahead of her,” Di Salvo said before reading out the sentence.Beaulieu and Patry attended every day of the trial and Di Salvo hailed their “courage and dignity.”They said that while the process was traumatizing, the verdict brought them some peace.“If in 25 years we’re still alive, we’ll be there to oppose his bail,” they promised.Several of the victim’s friends also spoke on Wednesday.Some said they had become fearful about sleeping at night; others spoke of losing confidence and of the void caused by Beaulieu-Patry’s death.— With files from Pierre Saint-Arnaudlast_img read more

Halifax to proceed with bylaw banning all smoking on municipal property

first_imgHALIFAX – Halifax is moving ahead with a sweeping ban on smoking on municipal property as of Oct. 1, roughly two weeks before the federal legalization of recreational cannabis comes into effect.Council decided Tuesday not to adopt an amendment that would exclude tobacco from the Nuisance Bylaw and instead voted to accept housekeeping amendments, such as renaming it the Nuisance and Smoking Bylaw.Municipal staff had recommended that the bylaw amendment approved nearly two months ago remain the same — keeping its prohibition of smoking any substance on public property, including tobacco and cannabis.Their report said restricting the bylaw to a single substance, such as cannabis, would make enforcement more difficult.But Coun. Sam Austin, who had brought forward the motion to remove tobacco from the bylaw, says the ban will require a lot of time, effort and resources and won’t likely be effective.The bylaw must still pass second reading and a public hearing.(Global News)last_img read more

Peace Region applications for Fish and Wildlife Compensation being accepted

first_imgLearn more by joining the free, Peace Region online information session on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT. RSVP at learn more about grants and eligibility; CLICK HERE “Our annual intake of grant applications is one way we fulfill our mission and address fish and wildlife priorities relevant to the FWCP,” says FWCP’s Peace Region Manager, Chelsea Coady. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Grant applications for fish and wildlife projects in the Peace Region are now being accepted by The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP).Grant applications are due Friday, October 25, 2019. The FWCP is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries & Oceans Canada, First Nations, and Public Stakeholders to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by existing BC Hydro dams.All Peace Region grant applicants must submit a mandatory Notice of Intent (NOI) by Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The NOI helps inform First Nations about your proposed project and allows our Peace Region Manager to provide you with additional guidance before submitting your grant application.last_img read more

NDMC may charge Hotel Lalit Rs 8 cr per month

first_imgNew Delhi: Hotel Lalit in Central Delhi will soon have to cough up around Rs 8 crore a month as license fees to the NDMC as the civic body is planning to revise the charges. The revision of the license fees has been long due for the hotel. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is supposed to renew the licence fee every 33 years as per the licence deed, which is for 99 years. However, the 33-year period for Lalit Hotel had expired in 2014. The five-star hotel currently pays Rs 12 lakh per month as license fees to the civic body. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe NDMC had in 2016 decided to review the license fees after after ascertaining the market value of the property and till then it was decided that the hotel authorities will pay Rs 4.4 crore per month. However, the hotel had moved the court seeking a stay till the time an appropriate fees is decided. “We had hired SBI Caps which helped us conduct the Taj Mansingh auction, to review the license fees after determining market value. The financial advisor has submitted its report and suggested that an amount of Rs 97 crore should ideally be charged annually,” a senior NDMC official said. The report will be placed before the council once the model code of conduct is lifted and decision will be taken in this regard, the official said.last_img read more

Somalia UN envoy condemns recent outbreaks of deadly violence in Baidoa

“I condemn these cruel murders and express my heartfelt condolences to the families and communities of the elders” said Nicholas Kay, head of the UN assistance mission in the country (UNSOM) in a press release on the incidents that occurred over the weekend.Calling for a full investigation and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly, he said: “I remind all parties to exercise the utmost restraint and avoid provocative actions that could pose a security threat and lead to further instability.” According to the Federal Government of Somalia, the community elders were participating in a state formation conference in Baidoa after which they were ambushed and killed by Al Shabaab insurgents.After decades of factional fighting, new Somali Government institutions emerged last year, as the country ended a UN-supported transitional phase towards adopting a permanent, democratically-elected Government. Meanwhile, in a separate address to the 425th African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Mr. Kay called for an urgent response by the State authorities to lead Somalia’s the peace-building process. “It is imperative that all stakeholders meet without delay to address the issues in Baidoa and support a peaceful state formation process under the leadership of the Federal Government.” The UN envoy welcomed the Government’s proposal to bring together political and traditional leaders from all parties for immediate consultations. “UNSOM is committed to supporting the Government’s efforts and will work closely with its international partners, particularly the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and European Union (EU), to move forward the reconciliation and state formation process” stressed Mr. Kay.In his address to the AU Peace and Security Council, Mr. Kay noted that Somalia is now “at a turning point of a long road” and emphasized that “only together can we help the Federal Government deliver to the Somalis what they most need: improved security, rule of law, education, health, jobs, economic development.”“Together, I am sure, by 2016, we will achieve much of which we now dream,” he concluded. read more

Violence in northern Nigeria sparks major new exodus into Niger border region

The second half of 2014 saw a major increase in the number of new arrivals in the Diffa region. While only 15,000 people had crossed the border in October, the total estimated number now stands at 125,000 people, spread out over more than 140 sites and villages, said Elisabeth Byrs of the World Food Programme (WFP).The arrival of displaced people has seen the population of Diffa almost double, putting enormous pressure on people’s livelihoods and food stocks, in a region that had been struggling with drought for several years in a row.Ms. Byrs said the WFP had started distributing food in one of the refugee camps that the Government of Niger had agreed to open to accommodate Nigerians arriving in the region, and was providing supplementary feeding for all children under the age of five.That was particularly important, she said, given that one in three displaced children is affected by Global Acute Malnutrition, compared to one out of five within host populations, both well above the emergency threshold of 15 percent. She added that WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF were developing a joint nutrition strategy for the camps.WFP and its partners had also conducted a food security and vulnerability assessment in Niger in November 2014, which showed that a total of 52.7 per cent of displaced households and their host families were severely – 14 per cent – or moderately – 38.7 per cent – food insecure, and in need of food assistance.Ms. Byrs said WFP plans to distribute food for everyone in camps, with an additional mixture of conditional and unconditional support, based on vulnerability, for out-of-camp host and displaced populations in sites where new arrivals were most highly concentrated.She added that WFP sought to reach 238,000 people in Cameroon, Chad and Niger with food assistance, including in the form of transfers and vouchers, over the next year. In that time, the agency’s regional emergency operation in the area needs $50.1 million and it currently has a funding shortfall of $41.4 million. read more

THINK launches Christmas drink drive campaign

THINK! and The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have today launched their annual Christmas drink drive campaign.ACPO’s anti-drink and drug driving enforcement campaign will this year have a particular focus on young drivers and people driving the morning after a night of drinking. Last year, drivers aged between 20 and 24 failed more breath tests than any other age group and young people are shown to be consistently over-represented in drink drive casualty figures.The campaign includes a hard-hitting television advert highlighting the consequences of drink driving which will be shown from 4-23 December.Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond MP said, “Christmas should be a time for a celebration not a night in the cells. That is why our TV advert reminds drivers of the consequences of a drink drive conviction. In 2011, 280 people were killed in accidents where the driver was over the limit. Our message is clear: Do not let a selfish decision ruin your life or someone else’s.”ACPO roads policing lead, Deputy Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, said, “It is an absolute scourge on our society and shameful that in 2012 some drivers fail to realise the impact of drink or drug driving. Next year’s figures could include them or one of their family members.”ACPO’s enforcement campaign targets well-intentioned drivers who do not think they are breaking the law but may be over the legal limit by the time they get into their cars in the morning. Police forces will be taking to roads across the country to stop and check drivers. Those found to be over the limit will face prosecution, which can lead to a jail sentence.DCC Davenport added, “There are some drivers who think they are obeying the law but are in fact breaking it by getting into their cars the morning after a night of drinking. People may be surprised to hear that last year between the hours of 6am and 11am more than 400 people failed breath tests (or refused to provide a specimen), which is more than those caught for the hour before or after midnight.“Drivers need to be aware that regardless of the time of day they are caught, whether they are going to work or taking children to school, they will face the same penalties as someone who has chosen to drink heavily in a pub and driven at night.”As well as the THINK! campaign, the Department for Transport is currently consulting on a package of tough measures to crack down on drink drivers. This includes removing drink drivers’ rights to demand a blood or urine test. This is because evidence shows it is used as a delaying tactic by drivers caught over the limit.For more visit: Think! CampaignClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Thesis defences — Jan 21 to 25

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Jan. 21 to 25.All are open for the University community to attend.PhD in Educational Studies dissertation defenceEducation student Sean-Jason Schat will defend the dissertation “Exploring Adolescent Student Perceptions and Experiences of Educational Care” on Monday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Heather Gordon, Chair; Graham McDonough, External Examiner (University of Victoria); Heather Chalmers, Internal Examiner; Trevor Norris, Supervisor; and Nancy Fenton (McMaster University), Glenn Rideout (University of Windsor) and Gerald Watson (Lakehead University), Committee Members.Applied Disability Studies MA thesis defenceApplied Disabilities Studies student Jordan Hoath will defend the thesis “The Cycle of Abuse for Individuals to Intellectual Disabilities Who Engage in Sexually Offending Behaviour” on Friday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. in TH 150.The examination committee includes Frances Owen, Chair; Voula Marinos, External Examiner (Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University); Rosemary Condillac, Supervisor; Maurice Feldman, Graduate Program Director; and Dorothy Griffiths and Jan Frijters, Committee Members. read more

Drinking more than five glasses of wine a week could knock years

first_imgDame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer advised that alcohol guidelines be lowered in 2016 However the new study suggests the upper safe limit of drinking was about five drinks per week, the equivalent of 12.5 units or just over five pints of four per cent beer, or five 175ml glasses of 13 per cent wine. Drinking six glasses of wine a week is too much despite government guidelines suggesting it is a safe limit, a major new study has found.Research from the University of Cambridge and the British Heart Foundation, which looked at 600,000 drinkers across the world, discovered that anything more than five glasses of wine, or pints of beer, is dangerous to health, and could be knocking years off a person’s lifespan.The authors calculated that having 10 or more drinks per week was associated with up to two years shorter life expectancy, which equates to losing 15 minutes of life for each unit above the safe amount, the equivalent of smoking a cigarette.Dr Angela Wood, from the University of Cambridge, lead author of the study said: “The key message of this research is that, if you already drink alcohol, drinking less may help you live longer and lower your risk of several cardiovascular conditions.”On the advice of Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies, Britain lowered guidelines in 2016 recommending that both men and women should drink no more han 14 units of alcohol each week. Prior to that the men were advised no more than 28 units and women 21. Experts said that the report, which was published in The Lancet, should be a wake up call to the baby boomer generation who regularly drink too much and are at risk of seriously shortening their lives.Official figures show a tripling in alcohol-related hospital admissions among those aged between 55 and 74, over the last decade.  They now make up 45 per cent of such cases, with more than 500,000 admissions in 2015/16, while the proportion of cases involving younger drinkers has dramatically fallen. The researchers found that drinking more than that was associated with a higher risk of stroke, heart failure, fatal aneurysms and fatal hypertensive disease.It challenges the widely held belief that moderate drinking is beneficial to cardiovascular health.Commenting on the study Prof David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, at the University of Cambridge, said: “This is a massive and very impressive study.  “The paper estimates a 40-year-old drinking four units a day above the guidelines has roughly two years lower life expectancy, which is around a twentieth of their remaining life.  “This works out at about an hour per day.  So it’s as if each unit above guidelines is taking, on average, about 15 minutes of life, about the same as a cigarette.” Research from the Office for National Statistics last year found that 7.8 million people admit to binging on alcohol with those earning in excess of £40,000 more likely to consume dangerous amounts.Victoria Taylor, Senior dietician at the British Heart Foundation said: “Many people in the UK regularly drink over what’s recommended.“We should always remember that alcohol guidelines should act as a limit, not a target, and try to drink well below this threshold.”center_img Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer advised that alcohol guidelines be lowered in 2016Credit:Jonathan Brady PA  Dr Tony Rao, Visiting Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, said: “The strength of this study is its follow-up of large numbers of people without evidence of pre-existing cardiovascular disease, so it is likely to be relevant to the population at large.”“It also highlights the need to reduce alcohol related harm in baby boomers, an age group currently at highest risk of rising alcohol misuse”. Prof Tim Chico, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, University of Sheffield, added: “As expected, the more alcohol someone drinks, the greater the increased risk of early death.“I would not be surprised if the heaviest drinkers lost as many years of life as a smoker.” The study focused on current drinkers to reduce the risk of bias caused by those who abstain from alcohol due to poor health, which in the past has skewed results to make it appear that moderate drinking is beneficial.The Department of Health and Chief Medical Officer declined to comment on the findings. 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.last_img read more

IBRC granted bankruptcy protection in United States

first_imgTHE IRISH BANK Resolution Corporation – formerly known as Anglo Irish Bank – has been granted bankruptcy protection in the United States.The special liquidators of IBRC, Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson of KPMG Dublin, confirmed that a court in Delaware granted the application for bankruptcy protection today.A spokesperson for the special liquidators said the move will help them to sell IBRC assets based in the US and use the money to pay creditors.The bank filed for Chapter 15 protection in August, which is a recognition by a US court that the company’s home country should be recognised as the place where its financial troubles should be resolved, allowing it to protect itself from lawsuits in the US while insolvency proceedings are underway in reports that Judge Christopher Sontchi who presided over the case in Delaware described the case as “truly a unique bankruptcy under Irish law”.The government voted to liquidate IBRC following a mammoth emergency session in the Dáil and Seanad in February which stretched into the early hours of the morning. The bank had been taken over by the State in January 2009 due to the scale of its bad loans in the wake of the collapse of the property market.Some people owed money by the bank had attempted to block the granting of bankruptcy protection, arguing that IBRC was not entitled to legal protection.  However this was overruled by the judge.“The special liquidators sought and have now been granted the protection of the US courts which will facilitate their work in selling IBRC assets located in that jurisdiction and applying the proceeds in favour of the creditors of IBRC,” the spokesperson for the special liquidators said in a statement this evening.Read: US court hears IBRC overcharged some customers for 14 years > Read: Former Anglo Irish Bank files for US bankruptcy > Explainer: Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now? >last_img read more

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil want to call TDs back from their

first_imgThe call comes a week after Sinn Féin failed in its attempts to secure a special Dáil debate on the Gaza crisis but managed to force TDs to stand for a moment in solidarity “with the people of Gaza and the Middle East”.There was no immediate government response to Adams’s request this afternoon.“The resolution, which the Government refused to support, sought to establish an international Commission of Inquiry into violations of human rights in Gaza,” Adams said today.“It also condemned the killing of Israeli civilians by rocket fire from Gaza. It explicitly urged ‘all parties concerned to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law’.”“Most Irish citizens cannot understand why their Government did not back this reasonable and balanced resolution.”Sinn Féin, which is prominently pro-Palestinian, claims it has the support of several other TDs including Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary and independents Peter Mathews, Clare Daly, Finian McGrath and John Halligan.Calleary said: “I think things are so serious that we should discuss it.”He added that TDs should also discuss the crisis Ukraine saying the region had destabilised considerably since the Dáil broke last week and he wants to hear the government’s plan of action.Fianna Fáil said that a Dáil recall is at the discretion of the Taoiseach.A spokesperson said the party has written to the government chief whip seeking for time to also be made available to discuss the Ukraine crisis and the killing of the passengers of Flight MH17.Labour figures have become increasingly critical of Ireland’s stance in relation to the crisis. A government spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment this afternoon.First published 3.11pm Read: Some Labour TDs are not happy with Charlie FlanaganRead: “We didn’t think it was appropriate.”- Charlie Flanagan defends Ireland’s abstention on Gaza vote Updated 3.40pm SINN FÉIN PRESIDENT Gerry Adams has written to the Taoiseach asking for the Dáil to be recalled to discuss the crisis in Gaza.Adams has written to Enda Kenny asking for the Dáil to be recalled in light of the Irish government’s decision to abstain in a vote on an emergency debate at the UN on Wednesday.Fianna Fáil has also called for the Dáil to meet to discuss “the appalling situation” in Gaza and wants TDs to debate the crisis in Ukraine as well.Read: Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza? >last_img read more

Review Pilotwings Resort for Nintendo 3DS

first_imgThe Nintendo 3DS launched without a must-have title. The closest thing to one, and the best game on the system so far, is Super Street Fighter IV 3D, but that’s a port of a very good game from other consoles. If you are looking for a 3DS-only game, and one with some history for Nintendo fans, then the default title to get is Pilotwings Resort. This is a call back to one of the most notable SNES games and one that appeared again on the Nintendo 64, with the “resort” theme being borrowed from the popular Wii Sports Resort/Wii Fii so Wii gamers would find something familiar.Pilotwings is still a game that is all about the mastery of aircraft. In the main game you have to pass a number of increasingly difficult tests in order to get higher grade licences. Alternatively, in Free Flight mode you fly around Wuhu Island and try to pick up all the collectibles scattered about. So the setting is limited to the somewhat small, but surprisingly diverse, resort island and then a few different aircraft (mainly a propeller plane, a rocket belt, and a hang glider, but there are some surprises later on). You fly around popping balloons, steering through hoops, and doing similar things to demonstrate your proficiency with a given flying method.The game is good, simple fun and it accomplishes its primary goal: acting as a showcase for the 3DS. Pilotwings is a handsome game and the 3D effects work well as you fly around the island, through trees, under bridges, and around mountainsides. The game is colorful, light-hearted, technically proficient, easy to pickup, and it plays well in short bursts… it really is everything a portable game (especially a 3DS/DS game) should be.The problem with Pilotwings Resort is that the game isn’t that much fun. There is at least 90 minutes of fun in it. You learn the aircraft, get a feel for the controls, navigate the island, and finally explore the game’s modes, but after those the game quickly starts to run out of fun. The trials get harder with each license level and the collectibles tougher to find as you explore the island more, but as you keep playing the game feels that much more limited. It feels like you are just doing more of the same, which you basically are. In some ways you can enjoy the flying and be happy just improving your skill with each aircraft, but this isn’t a deep simulator where that is a satisfying experience. Rather it’s a fun, simple game, sort of like Mario Kart, but without the racing or the versus play.Pilotwings Resort isn’t a bad game, there just isn’t a whole lot there. There are a few modes (but they are basically all the same) and a few different aircraft (but not enough) so the end result is a mediocre game. It looks nice, the 3D works well, and, from a technical standpoint, it’s very well done, but after the first hour or two, there isn’t much reason to play aside from burning a few minutes and doing slightly better in a stage than you did last time. Some people might get hooked in by the difficulty of the later stages but just as many will be turned off, preferring the timed free flying or perfecting runs on easier levels.Pilotwings Resort is a good way to learn about the 3DS and what it can do, so play it at a kiosk or on your friends’ 3DS and save the money until better games come out.last_img read more

Two men arrested after three violent robberies in Dublin city centre this

first_imgTwo men arrested after three violent robberies in Dublin city centre this morning Two men were arrested as they were attacking a woman. Image: Abbey St Lower via Google Maps Image: Abbey St Lower via Google Maps By Cliodhna Russell Short URL Jan 18th 2017, 4:44 PM 46 Comments Wednesday 18 Jan 2017, 4:44 PM 27,569 Views Share6 Tweet Email1 TWO MEN HAVE been arrested after a number of violent robberies in Dublin city centre this morning.The three separate incidents all happened on Abbey Street Lower at around 7am.One man had his phone stolen after being attacked by two men on the street.Soon afterwards a woman who was standing at a bus stop was attacked when two men tried to steal her handbag.A garda spokesperson told that two men were arrested during the attack.Property was recovered from the two men and gardaí discovered that there had been a third robbery when they found a phone and wallet belonging to another man.Two men, both aged in their 20s, are being held at Store Street Garda station.All the property was recovered following the arrests.Read: Man sustains gunshot wounds on grounds of Limerick hospital> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Steve Wozniak encense Windows Phone 75

first_imgSteve Wozniak encense Windows Phone 7.5 !Selon l’ingénieur Steve Wozniak, Windows Phone 7.5 serait plus agréable à utiliser qu’Android…Steve Wozniak, le co-fondateur d’Apple a souligné la qualité de l’interface de Windows Phone 7.5, alias Mango. M. Wozniak pense que celle-ci est plus intuitive que celle d’Android. Un éloge destiné à discréditer, au passage, le système d’exploitation de Google…À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le co-fondateur de la marque à la Pomme a indiqué dans un podcast publié par A New Domain, qu’il appréciait particulièrement l’ergonomie du smartphone Nokia Lumia équipé de Windows Phone 7.5. D’ailleurs, Steve Wozniak sait de quoi il parle puisqu’il possède pas moins de 4 smartphones sur lui…M. Wozniak a précisé, en parlant de Mango: “rien que pour le style et la beauté, je préfère vraiment Windows Phone à Android […] Chaque affichage est beaucoup plus beau que sur Android ou iPhone pour des applications similaires”. Il ajoute même que l’interface est “intuitive et magnifique”, donnant l’impression se se trouver en compagnie d’un “ami et non d’un outil.” A titre de comparaison, il trouve Android “plus lourd” et même, c’est à noter, iOS “plus maladroit” ! Mais en toute objectivité, l’iPhone reste son smartphone préféré, notamment en raison du nombre d’applications disponibles… Le 30 avril 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Police look for second suspect in religious store burglary

first_imgA second suspect is being searched for by police, Wednesday.Officials released a photo of Giovanni Garcia, who they believe was involved in the burglary at a Miami religious store, earlier this month.His alleged partner, Yolanda Iturralde, was arrested last week.Police said the duo was caught on camera taking off with thousands of dollars worth of tools and 50 white doves.If you have any information on Garcia’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Mau y Ricky announced as 2020 Calle Ocho headliner

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Mau y Ricky have been announced as the Kings of Carnaval Miami 2020.The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana announced the brothers as the headliners for next year’s Calle Ocho festival in a press conference on Wednesday morning.The popular event showcases Miami’s culture, music, food and arts.The Venezuelan duo is behind the popular songs “Ya No Tiene Novio” and “Desconocidos.”“We’re incredibly honored. Thank you, guys, so much for coming and sharing this news,” said Ricky Montaner. “We’ll meet again. We’ll be doing a lot of activities with the Carnaval.”The duo’s father, legendary artist Ricardo Montaner, was crowned as the King of Carnaval Miami 27 years ago.Calle Ocho is set to take place on March 15, 2020. last_img read more

Looking Back On Classic Songs Blessed By Jermaine Dupri

first_img Facebook Looking Back On Classic Songs Blessed By Jermaine Dupri Twitter News Remembering Classic Songs From Jermaine Dupri looking-back-classic-songs-blessed-jermaine-dupri Email As the GRAMMY Museum celebrates 25 Years of Jermaine Dupri & So So Def, we take a look back on the classics he pennedAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 19, 2018 – 3:44 pm The multi-talented, GRAMMY-winning music mogul Jermaine Dupri has been making waves in the music world from a young age, beginning with launching Kris Kross into fame when he was just 19 years old. Dupri wrote and produced their debut hit single, “Jump,” and has contributed in some capacity to way too many hits to count since his early days.He is also only the second hip-hop artist (Jay-Z was the first in 2017) inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. On the eve of the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s new exhibit showcasing his contributions to music, we take a trip down memory lane, looking at our favorite songs that Dupri either wrote or co-wrote.”Jump” – Kris Kross (1992)You can’t talk about Dupri’s beginnings as a writer/producer without mentioning Kris Kross, the duo of 12 year olds he discovered at the mall and signed to his new label. The first song that he wrote and produced for them, “Jump,” gave them almost instant fame as it shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance By a Duo Or Group at the 35th GRAMMY Awards.”Always Be My Baby” – Mariah Carey (1995)A young Mariah Carey collaborated with Dupri for the first time on her widely successful fifth studio album, Daydream, which he helped produce with legendary R&B artist/producer Babyface. Dupri and Carey co-wrote her now-classic single together, “Always Be My Baby,” along with regular Dupri collaborator Manuel Seal, Jr. The single was nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 38th GRAMMY Awards, where she received six nominations in all for the album and its singles.”You Make Me Wanna” – Usher (1997)An up-and-coming Usher worked with Dupri for the first time on his hit sophomore album, My Way. The two co-wrote the classic “You Make Me Wanna” together, along with Seal, Jr. Dupri and Babyface teamed up again, co-producing the track, along with other tracks on the album. Usher received his first GRAMMY nod for the single, which was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 40th GRAMMY Awards.”Welcome to Atlanta” – Jermaine Dupri ft. Ludacris (2001)Dupri has also released his own music as a rapper, including the early-2000s classic “Welcome to Atlanta” with Ludacris. The song was featured on both artists’ sophomore albums, on Dupri’s Instructions and on Ludacris’ Word of Mouf as a hidden track. Dupri also released a “Coast 2 Coast Remix” version of the song, which brought on P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg and Murphy Lee to spread the love past Luda and Dupri’s hometown of Atlanta.”Burn” – Usher (2004)In 2004 Usher and Dupri joined forces again, this time on his hugely popular fourth album, Confessions, which won Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 47th GRAMMY Awards and was also nominated for Album of the Year. That year Usher took home three wins for the album and its singles, as well as wins eight nominations total, including for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Burn.” We all felt the heat from Usher and Dupri on this winning collaboration.”We Belong Together” – Mariah Carey (2005)Dupri teamed up with Carey for her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi. He again helped produce and write several songs for the album, including one of her other mega-classics “We Belong Together,” which they co-wrote along with several others writers. The 48th GRAMMY Awards in 2005 was a huge year for Carey, as she received a total of eight nominations and would take three wins including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “We Belong Together” and Best Contemporary R&B Album for The Emancipation of Mimi.To learn more about all of the musical magic Dupri has worked over the years, check out the GRAMMY Museum’s new exhibit, Jermaine Dupri & So So Def: 25 Years of Elevating Culture. The celebration kicks off on Sept. 20 with a launch party and conversation with Dupri and friends.Read morelast_img read more

House pushes budget through and quits leaving Senate few options and Republicans

first_imgHouse Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, left, confers with Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, during a break in floor debate on the House Majority’s budget proposal on Thursday. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)The Alaska House passed a new budget Thursday night. It combined the operating and capital budgets.The House adjourned from the special session, leaving the Senate with no option but to accept or reject the House budget. Republican Senate President Pete Kelly immediately rejected it.House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, said the combined spending plan was an attempt to avoid a state government shutdown after the House and Senate failed to reach a compromise.“We put together what we thought was the best package,” Edgmon said. “We’ve sent (it) over to the Senate. Now it’s up to them to make the decision whether to accept it or to reject it. And then from there, we’re back into no man’s land, with a clock that’s ticking louder day by day.”The budget would draw nearly $5 billion from Permanent Fund earnings.House minority Republicans objected to the speed with which the majority introduced and passed the measure. Minority Leader Charisse Millett also objected to Edgmon limiting each member to two minutes to debate the budget.“Nobody can tell me what’s contained in this bill,” Millett said. “So, Mr. Speaker, I urge everybody on this floor to vote no. Let’s start over.”The bill would increase education funding. And it would raise Permanent Fund dividends to the full amount of roughly $2,200.Independent Gov. Bill Walker criticized the House majority.“They did not get the job done for Alaska,” Walker said in a press release. “A compromise is required to protect Alaskans and put the state on a stable fiscal path.”Friday is the last day of the special session. Walker could call the Legislature into another special session as soon as tomorrow. The state government will shut down if the Legislature doesn’t pass a budget before July 1.last_img read more

Khaleda verdict copy likely to be issued tomorrow

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken to jail. File PhotoThe certified copy of the verdict on the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case may be issued and handed over to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers by Monday, the court on Sunday informed her lawyer Sanaullah Miah. Justice Akhtaruzzaman of the special judge court-5 stated this when asked by Sanaullah Miah in court at 11am on Sunday, according to a court official. Former prime minister Khaleda Zia on 8 February was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, which was filed during the army-backed interim government in 2008.Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Abdur Rezzak Khan, after meeting her along with others on 10 February, told the media that she has instructed them to file an appeal as soon as the copy of the verdict was made available as well as to seek bail.last_img read more