first_imgAPTN National NewsChiefs from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba continued their meetings Wednesday.They’re in Onion Lake trying to figure out a way to get Canada to honour treaties.APTN’s Jorge Barrera reports while chiefs are driving discussions, grassroots people are there hoping for change.last_img

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is grossly overstating the extent of U.S. economic and job gains.In a tweet Monday, he declares that the economy has “never been better” and jobs are at the “best point in history.”In fact, the economy and jobs are nowhere close to historic bests based on several measures. Economists have also warned that U.S. growth is largely fueled by government borrowing, as the federal deficit rises because of his tax cuts, and is thus unlikely to be sustainable after a few quarters.A look at the claims:TRUMP: “Great financial numbers being announced on an almost daily basis. Economy has never been better, jobs at best point in history.”THE FACTS: He’s exaggerating. The economy is healthy now, but it has been in better shape at many times in the past.Growth reached 4 per cent at an annual rate in the second quarter, which Trump highlighted late last month with remarks at the White House. But it’s only the best in the past four years. So far, the economy is expanding at a modest rate compared with previous economic expansions. In the late 1990s, growth topped 4 per cent for four straight years, from 1997 through 2000. And in the 1980s expansion, growth even reached 7.2 per cent in 1984.It’s not clear what Trump specifically means when he declares that jobs are at the “best point in history,” but based on several indicators, he’s off the mark.The unemployment rate of 3.9 per cent is not at the best point ever — it is actually near the lowest in 18 years. The all-time low came in 1953, when unemployment fell to 2.5 per cent during the Korean War. And while economists have been surprised to see employers add 215,000 jobs a month this year, a healthy increase, employers in fact added jobs at a faster pace in 2014 and 2015. A greater percentage of Americans held jobs in 2000 than now.Trump didn’t mention probably the most important measure of economic health for Americans — wages. While paychecks are slowly grinding higher, inflation is now cancelling out the gains. Lifted by higher gasoline prices, consumer prices increased 2.9 per cent in June from a year earlier, the most in six years.Adjusting for inflation, hourly pay for non-managers — about 80 per cent of the workforce — fell 0.2 per cent over the same period. Yet in 1998, for example, inflation-adjusted hourly pay growth topped 2.5 per cent.___Find AP Fact Checks at @APFactCheck on Twitter:’S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figureslast_img read more

“Our highest priority is to re-establish access to eastern Aleppo city, through both cross-line convoys and cross-border operations from Turkey, so that we can replenish critical life-saving assistance like food, medical supplies and fuel, and assure the continuation of basic services,” said Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, in a statement released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Noting that an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people are at risk of besiegement, Mr. O’Brien said that humanitarians have not been able to reach eastern Aleppo since clashes started on 7 July between the Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups, which rendered Castello Road impassable. Hundreds of mortars, missiles and projectiles were launched on both eastern and western Aleppo in the past weeks, resulting in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries, including several children. Hospitals and other civilian infrastructure have also been affected by the fighting. On 16 July, for example, a hospital in eastern Aleppo city was reportedly hit, and a number of medical staff injured. It was the third time the facility was hit in the past two months. Mr. O’Brien – who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator – reiterated that the humanitarian community has repeatedly stressed that medical staff and facilities must not be targeted, as international humanitarian law clearly states. “I call on all parties to the conflict to immediately enable unconditional, unimpeded and sustained access to the millions of people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas across Syria,” he said, urging them to lift all sieges, respect the safety of medical and humanitarian workers, and ensure the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure. The Under-Secretary-General added that while the UN and its partners still have some stocks to respond to humanitarian needs, food in east Aleppo is expected to run out by the middle of next month. In other news today, UN Senior Adviser Jan Egeland told reporters in Geneva that while July was the best month ever in terms of permissions granted by the Government of Syria for access to besieged areas, it has been far from what was hoped. “The fighting is the main reason for why we are not going to all of these places,” he said, emphasizing the need to “regain momentum,” such as by a humanitarian truce. “A humanitarian truce could work in the following manner: We get 72-hour notice to go and we get a pause in the fighting for 48 hours. That’s what we need, that is what it takes to have a lifeline to places where people are at the brink of starvation,” he added. Emphasizing that the “clock is ticking,” Mr. Egeland concurred that there are only a few weeks of supplies remaining. “The homework we have given as humanitarians to the co-chairs, which are the United States and Russia, and to other members of the ISSG [International Syria Support Group] is the following: give us 48 hours every week to be able to go to eastern Aleppo where there is a quarter of a million civilians and they have no other lifeline than this Castello Road, and that we can get in cross-border, NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and UN and cross-line, UN, Red Cross and Red Crescent,” he said. read more

first_imgTiomin Resources has been notified by ATW Venture Corp  that ATW will not execute the formal agreement to acquire an option to purchase up to a 50% interest in Tiomin’s Kenyan mineral sand projects. Nevertheless, Tiomin says it believes “in the unrecognized value of the Kwale project and will continue to review its strategic options regarding the potential future development of the project.As reported in International Mining Project News (February 4) Tiomin had signed a letter of intent (LoI) with ATW providing for the grant to ATW of an option to acquire up to a 50% interest in Tiomin’s Kenyan mineral sands projects, including the Kwale project, for $35 million. Cost escalation for the development of the Kwale project was then projected at $16 million, which includes $12 million in capital expenditures and $4 million in foreign exchange. The Kwale mineral sands project is located some 40 km south of the city of Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, and 10 km inland from the Kenyan coastline. On December 12, 2006, Tiomin announced a delay in project construction as a result of the Government of Kenya not providing full access to the project site to initiate construction activities. Certain farmers had refused to be relocated. The EPCM contract has been awarded to Ausenco International. Kwale project economics indicate production of some 330,000 t/y of ilmenite, 75,000 t/y of rutile and 40,000 t/y of zircon per year for the first six years of its projected 12-year mine life, generating an estimated annual pretax operating cash flow of approximately $40-50 million per year for the first six years. www.tiomin.comlast_img read more

first_imgCaterpillar and Cat® dealers now offer Cat Certified Rebuild Upgrade (CCRU) services for older 785 and 789 large mining trucks. The rebuild program for the original series and the B Series models of these trucks incorporates the technological advancements introduced with the C Series to improve operation and performance and reduce engine emissions. The CCRU provides a full rebuild and certified rebuild warranty along with a Cat upgrade retrofit cab and chassis updates.The results are improved fuel economy, performance and productivity as well as a modernised cab for operator comfort and improved engine emissions equivalent to US EPA Tier 1 standards for sustainable operation.The Cat 3512B EUI engine for the 785 and the 3516B EUI engine for the 789 deliver about 5% more power and provide the potential for fuel savings of 3 to 4%. Also, recommended service intervals are extended from 250 to 500 hours.The upgrade cab includes VIMS™ 4.0 for monitoring machine health and optimising production cycles to reduce cost per tonne. The full size trainer seat facilitates on-site training to help the operator perform safely and efficiently.The CCRU program for 785 and 789 trucks is available now in the USA, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Chile and Russia.last_img read more

first_img During San Diego Comic Con, we expect news to come out at a furious pace. Typically, we have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to be. We watch for new trailers, casting news, movie announcements and if we’re lucky, the occasional accidental overshare from a star. What we don’t expect to hear about is a studio reportedly considering cutting one of their biggest stars. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ben Affleck’s future in the DC Extended Universe isn’t as sure a thing as we all assumed.A source tells the magazine that Warner Bros. is working on a way to gracefully usher Affleck out of the role. Nothing’s been confirmed yet, so it’s still just a rumor right now. Warner Bros. Film Studio Chief told The Hollywood Reporter that Affleck is their Batman, and they aim to keep him in the cowl as long as they possibly can. Even so, they say a source close to the situation told them the studio is working on a way for Affleck to exit the role, possibly even before Matt Reeves’ The Batman begins filming. Clearly, they consider the source reliable enough to publish the story.It wouldn’t be unheard of to swap out a superhero actor mid-series. Marvel famously swapped out Edward Norton for Mark Ruffalo after The Incredible Hulk. Even the ’80s and ’90s series of Batman movies had three different actors take on the role. The difference is that Affleck has had such a significant role in the DCEU that replacing him without an explanation would be weird. He’s appeared in two movies so far, with a third coming out later this year. Granted, his first two DCEU movies have been widely panned, which might explain why Warner Bros. would consider going a different direction. It’s also entirely possible that Affleck himself has soured on the character. Originally, he was going to write and direct The Batman, but he’s since stepped away from those roles. It wouldn’t be too far a leap for him to back out of the project entirely.There are plenty of ways Warner Bros. could orchestrate a graceful exit for Affleck. DC Comics history is full of instances where multiple universes collide with and overwrite aspects of one another. A Crisis-like event wouldn’t be out of the question. Another possibility would be a Flashpoint-style situation, where Barry changes history in a way that somehow causes Bruce Wayne’s appearance to change. I’m just saying there are a few ways they could do it that wouldn’t feel at all out of place in the DC Universe. We’ll just have to see what, if any, announcements come out of Warner Bros. in the near future.But let’s get back to the fun part of Comic Con. Whether or not Affleck remains in the DCEU, his presence in this year’s Justice League is guaranteed. He’s promoting the movie at the show this weekend; he’s in the trailer, that’s done. Also appearing in the movie will be a new Batmobile. Attendees at SDCC got the chance to see the Batmobile up close. Now, we can all get a good look at Batman’s new ride.Well, it certainly looks cool, even if it’s not the classic Batmobile design. It appears to be taking inspiration from the Nolan trilogy, in that it’s just a tank painted black. That’s a lot of guns for Batman, though. Does he still have that rule against killing people? Because this thing looks like it could kill a lot of people. Who knows? Maybe whatever they’re chasing in Justice League is only slowed down by bullets. We’ll have to see exactly what causes Batman to pull the trigger when the movie hits theaters this November.Beyond Justice League, Warner Bros. has big plans for the DCEU. Not just movies, either. Though their cinematic universe finally earned some much-needed goodwill with Wonder Woman, DC superheroes have been excelling on TV for years now. Next, they’re hoping to continue that trend on Syfy with Krypton. As the title suggests, the show will take place on Krypton, Superman’s home planet, years before the Man of Steel was born. It will focus on Superman’s grandfather, giving us a look at what life on Krypton was like before it was destroyed. At their SDCC panel, Syfy released a trailer for the new series.In Krypton, the House of El finds itself shamed and ostracized from society, according to the teaser’s description. Superman’s grandfather will fight to redeem his family and attempt to stop Krypton from falling into chaos. Given what we know about Superman’s origin, I think we can safely say he accomplishes one of those things, but not the other. We can’t see much in the trailer, but the visuals already look great. I love the way the Kryptonian city looks and can’t wait to see more of it.Syfy has also been on a roll with their original series lately. With shows like The Magicians, Dark Matter, and The Expanse, the once-maligned network has turned itself back into a great home for original science fiction. Since Krypton looks much more like a pure science fiction drama than a superhero show, Syfy seems like the perfect place for it. In any case, we’ll learn much more in the months ahead, leading up to the show’s premiere in 2018.(Via DC Comics)Looking even further into the future, Warner Bros. is making plans for the future of the DC Universe far beyond the next couple years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the next DCEU movie to start filming will be Shazam!. For those unfamiliar with the comic, Shazam was originally known as Captain Marvel, before Marvel Comics gave their own superhero the same name. When DC wanted to revive the character in the Silver Age, they renamed him Shazam, and gave the comic the subtitle, Earth’s Mightiest Mortal. Shazam! follows a young boy who can turn himself into an adult superhero by yelling the word, “Shazam!”The film will be directed by David F. Sandberg, who was behind the horror sequel Annabelle: Creation. He got his start making horror films on his iPhone, which impressed studios enough that they started giving him larger and larger projects. Superheroes will be a new genre for Sandberg, and it’ll be interesting to see what the horror director can bring to it.Warner Bros. also has plans for a Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson. Though Black Adam is one of Shazam’s main adversaries in the comics, he will not appear in this first Shazam! movie. DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns told Yahoo! Movies that they are developing both movies simultaneously, intending to have the characters battle in a future sequel.Shazam! is expected to begin filming in January or February of 2018 for a release sometime in 2019.Warner Bros. also secured two dates in 2020 for unnamed DC movies, The Wrap reports. These films, whatever they are, are scheduled for February 14 and June 5. There’s tons of speculation as to what these movies could be, but a Wonder Woman sequel seems to be a pretty safe bet for the June 5 date. Given the success of the first one, Warner Bros. would be wise to get Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot working on a sequel as fast as they can. 2020 is about when we’d expect to see one, too. Given how quickly these announcements tend to come out, we can expect both films to become named sooner rather than later.Finally, over on the animated side, we have our first look at the new costumes we’ll see on Young Justice’s third season. The Young Justice According to the panel at SDCC was crowded with fans eager to see their favorite animated heroes for the first time since the series’s unjust cancellation in 2013. io9, the panel revealed that the new series will be 26 episodes long, and add three new members to the team. The newcomers are Arrowette, Thirteen and Spoiler. Thirteen is described as a completely new character to the series, while Arrowette and Spoiler have made brief appearances in the first two seasons. Arrowette is the little girl who saw Green Arrow and Artemis save her father’s life. That apparently inspired her to take up the bow. Here’s what the team will look like in season three. Stay on target (Via DC)Of course, you might notice a few of your favorite characters missing from that lineup. Don’t worry; they’re in the show too. A Tale of Two Wonder WomenSDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life One last slide #SDCC #YoungJustice #YoungJusticeOutsiders— Phil Martinez @ SDCC (@Phill_Martinez) July 21, 2017It looks like Artemis, Nightwing, Aqualad, and Superboy are up to their own sneaky stuff in the upcoming third season. Young Justice: Outsiders will premiere on DC’s digital service when it launches in 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Rangers boss laughs off suggestions of foul play

first_imgQueens Park Rangers manager Steve McLaren has laughed at suggestions that accused his team of using foul play to stop Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish, when both sides met on Friday night.QPR defeated Villa 1-0 at Loftus Road thanks to a first-half strike from Poland international, Pawel Wszolek, and despite comments from Villa boss Dean Smith that the London club’s players took turns to kick at Grealish, McLaren has come to the defence of his players.“I’ve got to say I wish we were that clever to rotate around to kick him,” he said, according to Sports Mole.“Jack Grealish is a player we had to stop and I thought we did that to a certain degree.”“I don’t think they took turns, I just think we had to stop him. He’s just that good a player – you think you’ve won the ball and you just nick him.”Les Ferdinand: QPR dreaming of Premier League promotion Obinna Echi – November 27, 2018 QPR director of football Les Ferdinand reveals the London club has their sights set on returning to the top tier of English football next season.QPR…“They were all small fouls, not big ones. That really upset his rhythm, which we needed to do.”“I thought the officials were very good and handled the game well, with not too many yellows despite all the fouls.”“I’m proud of the players and the performance they produced tonight. This was a big win for us.”“Villa are a good team. Wow – the attacking options they’ve got are formidable and we had to be at our best defensively.”“I’m proud of my team for what they showed and for fighting for each other.”last_img read more

Big Sports meeting announced

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry throws Sports a big night in Turks and Caicos Related Items:judith robinson, sports awards, sports meeting Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2015 – Sporting bodies around the country are being called to convene this Friday October 16 at 11am at the Gus Lightbourne gym. The meeting comes ahead of an anticipated Sports Awards program which is set for October 24th. Sports Hall of Fame gets first inductees; all womenlast_img read more

Pepe Reina I want to coach Barcelona or Real Madrid

first_imgSpanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina dreams of coaching great teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid in the futureThe 36-year-old was born in Madrid, but came through Barcelona’s famous “La Masia” youth academy and is the son of club legend Miguel Reina.After making 30 appearances for Barcelona, Reina moved on in 2002 to Villarreal where his performances earned him a switch to Liverpool.It was at Anfield where Reina established himself as one of the world’s finest goalkeepers.The Spaniard won the Premier League Golden Glove award for three straight seasons and went on to impress again at Napoli.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Currently, Reina plays for AC Milan as a backup option to the club’s young keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after signing a three-year deal in the summer.But it appears that Reina is already planning for the next stage of his career.“In the future, I would like to train teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid, it’s every coach’s dream, Reina told Onda Cero.“I want to enjoy football in these three years, but I want to prepare very well to become a winning coach in the future”.Reina has made 4 appearances for Milan this season in the Europa League.last_img read more

first_imgCook Inlet Razor Clams (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game)A decline in the number of mature razor clams the past several years has prompted the state Fish and Game department to curtail clamming on East Cook Inlet beaches for the foreseeable future.Listen NowIn an emergency order released Dec. 28, state biologists closed beaches from the tip of the Homer Split to the mouth of the Kenai River to razor clam harvests throughout the entire year of 2017.Both sport and personal use clamming are affected by the order. A continued low abundance of mature razor clams in the area has worried biologists. According to Fish and Game, the closure prohibits the taking of any clam species from East Cook Inlet beaches from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.Surveys show mature razor clam abundance at historic low levels at Ninilchik and Clam Gulch, although juvenile clams seem to be above average numbers. Biologists said the numbers may be on the rebound, and a survey planned for next year will determine whether that is the case. The decline in mature razor clam numbers is not known at this time, although biologist Tim Vanya said that it could be due to natural mortality or to poor settlement of clam eggs. Over-harvesting has been ruled out as a cause.The razor clam harvest closure does not affect beaches on the West side of Cook Inlet.last_img read more

Crisis talks as Merkels coalition suffers new blow

first_imgAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Germany`s conservative CDU party, German chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany`s conservative CDU party, CDU`s deputy leader Volker Bouffier and state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet are pictured ahead of a CDU board meeting in Berlin on 2 June. Photo: AFPGerman chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Sunday that Germany’s government will push on with its work, even after her junior coalition partner SPD plunged into crisis following the resignation of its party chief.In a shock announcement earlier Sunday, Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Andrea Nahles said she would resign from her party’s top job, raising the possibility that Germany’s embattled government could collapse.With the SPD in disarray, Merkel sought to quash speculation over the survival of the uneasy partnership between her centre-right CSU-CDU alliance and the centre-left SPD.”What I want to say for the government is that we will continue with our work with all seriousness and with great responsibility,” Merkel said in a statement to the press.Nahles had thrown in the towel after coming under severe criticism over a vote debacle a week ago at European elections, when voters handed her party its worst score in history.The SPD had initially planned to re-examine its partnership with Merkel’s centre-right CDU-CSU alliance in the autumn, half-way through their four-year deal.But ahead of a planned leadership vote on Tuesday, Nahles, 48, said she would step down, even though no challenger has so far emerged for her job.”The discussions in the parliamentary group and the broad feedback from the party showed me that the support necessary for the exercise of my offices is no longer there,” said Nahles in a statement.Harald Christ, deputy chief of the SPD’s economy forum, said Nahles’s decision had put the future of the coalition in serious doubt.”To all those who are happy today: it is a great loss for German politics. Nahles stands for the existence of the GroKo — whose stability is now in question,” he told Bild daily, using the German short-form for grand coalition.Walking undeadNahles’ bombshell came as more bad news for Merkel’s CDU, which was itself scrambling to retain voters, after it too scored a record low in the European elections.CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has struggled to put down an online youth revolt against the party, raising questions as to whether she is the best person for Germany’s top job when Merkel leaves the political stage in 2021.The far-right AfD said the government was already disintegrating.”Not only is the SPD dissolving, the GroKo too is walking the political stage only as one of the undead,” wrote the co-leader of the AfD’s group in parliament, Alice Weidel, on Twitter.Some newspapers reached similar conclusions.Bild daily noted that “the SPD is bleeding to death. The GroKo too”. And the Sueddeutsche daily predicted that “the coalition has come to an end.”The Social Democrats have just defeated the woman who with great effort brought the alliance together. What’s the point now then of continuing to torment themselves with this?”Uneasy partnersThe alliance between Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the SPD was fragile from the start.Stung by a election beating in 2017, the SPD had initially sought to go into opposition.But it was reluctantly coaxed into renewing a partnership with Merkel, even as many within the party remained wary of continuing to govern in her shadow.After former EU parliament chief Martin Schulz’s failed attempt at reversing the fortunes of the party, the SPD in April 2018 turned to Nahles, picking her as its first female leader.But the free-fall in the SPD’s ratings could not be halted.After last Sunday’s European election drubbing, the party has been staring at the prospect of another rout in three upcoming state polls in Saxony, Brandenburg and Thueringia, where the far-right AfD is poised to make significant gains.With its anti-immigration campaign, the AfD in 2017 drew voters angry with Merkel’s decision to let in more than a million asylum seekers into Germany.But it is now the Greens which may have become the biggest headache for the SPD.While sharing the centre-left position on the political spectrum, the Greens are proving more attractive to young voters because of their environmental platform.In a national survey released Saturday, the Greens came in top for the first time — enjoying more support than Merkel’s CDU-CSU alliance. They had a lead over the SPD of around 15 percentage points.last_img
Rohingya repatriation likely to begin amid China intervention

first_imgRohingya refugee. File PhotoMyanmar and Bangladesh are all set to give Rohingya repatriation another try, nearly a year after a major attempt failed. This time the move has been initiated by China and if everything works out the process might start on 22 August, say diplomatic sources.The Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid army atrocities, however, are unwilling to return to Myanmar before their citizenship issue is resolved.Foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque did not say anything when asked whether it is possible to send back the first team of Rohingyas.Diplomatic sources say the foreign ministry handed over a list of about 3500 Rohingyas to UNHCR on 8 August, as part of the repatriation process.According to a clause of an agreement with the United Nations (UN), UNHCR is responsible to talk with Rohingyas about their willingness to return home.The first batch of Rohingyas was scheduled to go back on 15 November last year, following an announcement from both the countries, but the process was stalled amid unwillingness of Rohingyas to return for lack of a congenial environment in the Rakhine state.According to information gotten from different Myanmar sources, the conflict between the separatists Arakan Army and the Myanmar army continue in 11 districts among the 17 Rakhine districts.Meanwhile, Australian media have reported different satellite images prove there was no sign of rebuilding the area from where the Rohingyas were displaced.Speaking on whether the repatriation is possible or not in such a situation, especially before marking the two years of Rohingya flow, Bangladeshi diplomats said both the countries are taking preparation for Rohingya repatriation because of China.They said China is in consultation with both the countries as security and different other issues need to be addressed in the region. Myanmar is also under international pressure.Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.2 million Rohingyas in the Cox’s Bazar district and most of them have entered Bangladesh since 25 August 2017 amid military crackdown against them in the Rakhine state.Foreign ministry officials said Bangladesh has so far handed over names of around 55,000 Rohingyas to the Myanmar authorities.A total of 3,540 refugees have been cleared for return by Myanmar from the latest list of more than 22,000 names recently sent by Bangladesh.A part of the government is eagerly trying to start the Rohingya repatriation since Bangladesh prime minister’s China visit last July. The Chinese officials during the visit also said that Myanmar will not take them back if Bangladesh starts talking about the citizenship of Rohingyas. China sees it as an internal matter of Myanmar.A three-member Chinese delegation led by Chinese foreign ministry’s Asia division director U Zinghau visited Bangladesh on 24-25 July following PM Sheikh Hasina’s China visit.The Chinese officials stressed starting the repatriation procedure indicating that 2,000 houses have been constructed in Rakhine for the Rohingyas.During a meeting with the Bangladesh foreign ministry officials, U Zinhuau said China has asked Myanmar to make the atmosphere of Rakhine favorable for the Rohingyas to return. The Chinese officials at that time suggested starting the repatriation process from mid-August.“Rohingya repatriation should start. It will be better to understand Myanmar’s plan of action”, said former Ambassador to China and chairman of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Munshi Faiz Ahmad on Saturday.The repatriation will not last if the Rohingyas face the same atrocity on their return and international quarters should be vigilant to ensure things go smooth, he added.last_img read more

Disney Channel Enlists Duplass Brothers for YouTube HipHop Dance Series Starring Sofia

first_imgThe Duplass Brothers (“Paddleton,” “Wild Wild Country,” “Room 104”) are executive producing through their DBP Donut banner. The series was written by Jonathan Hurwitz (“Andi Mack”) and directed by Hannah Peterson (“East of the River”), with choreography by Alexis Beauregard (“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood”). “Shook” is being filmed in and around Los Angeles. Related “It’s not every day that Disney asks you to partner on a diverse, fun, avant-garde dance series,” Mark Duplass said in a statement. “Actually, this may never happen again, so we’re enjoying it while it lasts.”Disney Channel’s YouTube channel has 3 million subscribers and has generated over 1.4 billion views to date. “Adding ‘Shook’ as our foray into original scripted content [on YouTube] is a great step in continuing to connect with our viewers on a platform they already use,” said Vincent Aricco, VP of multiplatform content development at Disney Channels Worldwide. “Sofia’s extraordinary talents and already huge fan base enables us to reach and engage with our core kid and tween audience through visual storytelling for an increasingly digital audience.”Wylie has a following of 1.6 million on Instagram. The actress-singer-dancer recently made her musical debut with “Side by Side,” part of the “Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts” special. She is also the voice of Riri Williams in the “Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron” animated series and made her big-screen debut in MarVista’s “Back of the Net.”In addition to Wylie, the cast of “Shook” includes Somali Rose (“Raven’s Home”), LeShay Tomlinson (“Insecure”), Sydney Sepulveda (“Hard Knocks”), Wayne Mackins (“The Prom”), Jenna Z. Alvarez (“Kidding”) and Caroline Harris (“Megalodon”). TV News Roundup: ‘South Side’ Renewed for Season 2 at Comedy Central Laurence Fishburne to Produce ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Series for Disney Channel Disney Channel’s first original scripted series made exclusively for release on YouTube is “Shook,” a hip-hop dance short-form series starring Sofia Wylie, produced by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass.“Shook” will debut Saturday, Sept. 28, on Disney Channel’s YouTube channel. The scripted single-camera show centers on 15-year-old Mia (Wylie), who yearns to dance professionally but is hindered by daily obligations to her little sister and their single mom, a registered nurse. Mia begins to express her true and best self through dance with the support of her extroverted best friend, Fredgy, and a new mentor, Ritz, who introduces her to the world of street dance.Wylie, best known for her role as Buffy Driscoll in the Disney Channel series “Andi Mack,” stars in the upcoming “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” for the Disney Plus subscription-streaming service. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_imgComputer keyboards can be bought for a few bucks at any electronics store, but those who are serious about typing have long opted for more expensive mechanical switch-based keyboards. Razer has been making gaming-optimized keyboards with traditional mechanical switches for a few years, but now the company has taken it a step further and designed its own switches that it claims are better for fast-paced games.A mechanical switch is extremely durable and provides tactile feedback while typing, but that’s what the switches in previous Razer keyboards were designed for — typing. Razer’s old gaming keyboards were based on Cherry’s MX switches, and the new custom stitches essentially tweak the characteristics of these parts to improve the gaming experience. Tighter manufacturing tolerances also make these switches last longer — Razer claims 60 million keystrokes instead of “only” 20 million for Cherry switches.The Razer Green switch is the company’s version of the Cherry MX Blue. It’s a clicky key that makes a fair bit of noise when pressed. The actuation point is 1.9mm instead of the 2.2mm on a similar Cherry switch. The reset point is also improved at 0.4 vs. 0.7mm. Taken together, these factors mean the Razer keys can be pressed more quickly and still register.It’s much the same story with the Razer Orange, which is a take on the Cherry MX Brown. This is a softer switch that produces less noise, but still has a good tactile feel. It has a 1.9mm actuation point and 0.05mm reset point — much more precise than the 0.1mm reset on the Cherry switch.Razer’s new switches are already integrated in the updated BlackWidow gaming keyboards. The regular BlackWidow starts at $100 and the Ultimate edition (with neat backlit keys) is $140. Both are shipping on or around March 14th. There is also a Tournament Edition without all the bells and whistles coming in April for $80. All three versions will come with your choice of Razer Orange or Green switches.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Amazon Echo recordings might have captured a homicide, and a U.S. judge recently ordered Amazon to hand them over for murder case evidence.On Monday, a judge said that New Hampshire authorities who are investigating the deaths of two women can study the recordings, which were made by an Amazon Echo speaker with Alexa, Amazon’s virtual voice assistant, the Associated Press reported.Last year, 48-year-old Christine Sullivan and 32-year-old Jenna Pellegrini were murdered at a Farmington home. Timothy Verrill, a man from Dover, New Hampshire, is accused of first-degree murder and pleaded not guilty to the crime.AdChoices广告Authorities believed that these Echo recordings might have captured Sullivan’s death and the removal of her body. The potential recording could be located on a server managed by Amazon, however the e-commerce company said it won’t disclose customer data “without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us.”Amazon has not provided additional comment on the case.More on Valve Making a New VR Headset, With Half-Life This Time?Smart Eye Implant Uses Magnets To Manage GlaucomaBill Gates Shows Up With a Jar of Poop to Highlight New Toilet Techlast_img read more

Leilani McGonagle wins bronze medal at World Surfing Games

first_imgMen’s roundJair Perez recorded the second-best wave and second-highest combination of the day at 15.26 (8.93 + 6.33).Costa Rican champion Anthony Fillingim topped surfers from Germany, Switzerland and Wales and won his heat. He ended the day with the sixth-highest score.Jason Torres y Leonardo Calvo will compete on Tuesday for a chance in the next round.Results so far allowed Team Costa Rica to end the third day in fifth place at the World Games, an event that brings together surfers from 47 countries.The Ticos placed fifth at last year’s games, which Costa Rica hosted in the Central Pacific town of Jacó. Facebook Comments Bronce#ISAWSG @ISAsurfing— Leilani McGonagle (@LeilaniMcGonagl) May 22, 2017 Costa Rican surfing star Leilani McGonagle gave the country its first medal at the 2017ISA World Surfing Games, in Biarritz, France on Monday.The Pavones surfer won a bronze medal and scored a 8.4, despite facing problems with the lack of good waves. Two local surfers, Johanne Defay and Pauline Ado, took the top two spots.“I wanted to do my best for my country. [The bronze] is not exactly what I wanted. I wanted the gold for the team, but it wasn’t possible this time,” she said in a statement from the Costa Rica Surf Federation.The medal is McGonagle’s fifth at a World Surfing competition.The other Tica surfer, Emilie Gussoni, also had a good performance and ranked in the top 25 among 96 surfers.center_img Related posts:Costa Rica’s national team departs for World Surfing Games in France Team Costa Rica shines on first day of 2016 World Surfing Games Noe Mar McGonagle wins bronze, Team Costa Rica finishes fifth at ISA World Surfing Games Winners crowned in Costa Rica’s 2016 National Surf Circuitlast_img read more

Costa Rica dreamin

first_img Facebook Comments Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains A sunny image of Bahía Ballena on this rainy afternoon. Our thoughts are with the families in this Southern Zone community and around the country who are still reacting to Tropical Storm Nate as well as the heavy rains forecast for today and tomorrow.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to We’d love to see the sights with you.center_img Related posts:Name that beach To the streets we go, bearing lanterns Just another manic Monday… Halloween, Costa Rica-stylelast_img read more

Qatar Airways Launches Second Destination in Kenya

first_imgSource = Qatar Airways Qatar Airways Launches Second Destination in KenyaQatar Airways Launches Second Destination in Kenya with New Flights to MombasaQatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch direct flights to Kenya’s second city, Mombasa, opening up the country’s beautiful coasts to international holiday-makers. The new four-times weekly service will be Qatar Airways’ second Kenyan destination, in addition to existing flights to Nairobi.The new four-times weekly flights between Doha and Mombasa (MBA) will be operated with an Airbus A320, with 12 Business Class seats and 120 Economy Class seats, from 11 December 2018, with a flight time of just over six hours.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways sees Kenya as an important market for our passengers, so we are delighted to offer this new service to a second Kenyan destination. We are sure our new direct daily service to Mombasa will prove very popular with tourists interested in exploring Kenya’s beautiful tropical beaches and coastline, as well as immersing themselves in the city’s fascinating diverse cultural mix.“This second new route to Kenya, in addition to our existing three daily services to the capital Nairobi, will help make Qatar Airways the first choice for travellers wishing to explore this beautiful country. It also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to expand our reach with ambitious new routes around the globe to offer our unrivalled five-star customer service wherever our customers want to fly.”Bordering the Indian Ocean, tropical Mombasa is Kenya’s main coastal tourist destination and a popular gateway to the country’s amazing white beaches and coral reef diving. The cosmopolitan city has also become a destination in its own right, thanks to its diverse cultural mix and old town charm.Qatar Airways first started flying to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi in November 2005. As part of its continued expansion plans, Qatar Airways plans a host of other exciting new destinations throughout 2018/19, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; Tallinn, Estonia and Valletta, Malta, to name just a few.A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’Flight Schedule: Doha – Mombasa Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: Doha (DOH) to Mombasa (MBA) QR1333 departs 02:30 arrives 08:40Mombasa (MBA) to Doha (DOH) QR1334 departs 16:50 arrives 23:30last_img read more

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