Unveiling of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement MONTREAL, Sept. 21, 2017 – Today, the International Day of Peace, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Sid Lee Architecture and MASSIVart are pleased to unveil the hotel’s newly redesigned Suite 1742, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their iconic Bed-In for Peace in 1969. At the same time, Sid Lee Collective and MASSIVart invite Montrealers to join the largest bed-in ever held in North America, on the Place Ville Marie Esplanade, and to explore the exhibition Posters for Peace. A suite paying tribute to a legendary eventPreserving the historical character of Suite 1742, which John and Yoko took over for their second bed-in in 1969, was a key goal of the hotel’s recent transformation by owner Ivanhoé Cambridge.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: The concept for the redesign, developed by Sid Lee Architecture, hinged on rearranging the furniture in the same way Lennon and Ono had for the bed-in. The first step was to place the bed against the main window and free the central space. Rather than recreate the hotel’s period décor, the designer draws inspiration from places the couple had lived in or visited, such as London, New York, Tokyo and New Delhi.Reproductions of the famous handwritten Hair Peace and Bed Peace cutouts adorn the window once again, while the words of the song Give Peace a Chance, recorded by John and Yoko in Suite 1742, are inscribed repeatedly on the walls, after the fashion of a war memorial—with, in this case, a wish for peace in lieu of the names of fallen soldiers.An immersive art experienceOne of the distinctive features of the John and Yoko Suite is the incorporation of artworks, interactive pieces and multimedia installations designed and produced by MASSIVart. They include an archival cabinet containing photos, videos and historical items, among them a Give Peace a Chance vinyl record.Visitors will be able to don virtual-reality headsets placed on the nightstands on either side of the bed for an exclusive immersive experience—allowing them, among other things, to sense the unique energy of the bed-in from the point of view of John or Yoko.Peace, love and creativity front and centre: Bed-in and Posters for PeaceAt the same time as the unveiling, Sid Lee Collective and MASSIVart have invited Montrealers to gather at the Place Ville Marie Esplanade for the largest outdoor bed-in ever held in North America as well as the exhibition Posters for Peace, featuring art created in tribute to the original bed-in.The exhibition includes works by 40 artists from around the world, printed on sheets placed on the beds arranged along the Esplanade. The proceeds from the sale of reproductions of the works will go to Amnesty International.About Fairmont The Queen ElizabethFairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travellers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.About Ivanhoé CambridgeIvanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and real estate companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently and with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in nearly 800 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail and logistics real estate sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held approximately C$56 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.About Sid Lee ArchitectureFounded in 2009 following the integration of architecture firm NOMADE (founded in 1999), Sid Lee Architecture is the fruit of architects and urban designers Jean Pelland and Martin Leblanc’s talents and skills combined with creative agency Sid Lee’s wide-ranging offering. Operating on a global scale from its Montreal offices, Sid Lee Architecture gathers more than 50 architects, technicians, designers, managers, and other artisans offering services in urban studies, architecture, interior architecture, strategic development and positioning, brand integration, and signage – for cultural, residential, institutional, recreational, and corporate projects. Sid Lee Architecture’s work stands out for its uniqueness and strong identity, marked by history, culture, and community. Since 2015, Sid Lee Architecture is part of kyu, a new collective of creative businesses established by Hakuhodo DY Holdings, the second largest network of agencies in Asia.About MASSIVartMASSIVart is a Montreal based production & art direction agency, connecting artists, brands & people. We produce content and events and offer art curation services. We are proud initiators of Chromatic, an art festival that aims to celebrate Montreal hyper-active art scene. MASSIVart supports creators through innovative business opportunities, making art more present and accessible. Our projects are showcases for creators. Exhibitions, installations, exhibit openings and creative nights: we integrate visual, sound, interactive and contemplative arts in the heart of each initiative to ensure the largest range of the established and upcoming artists.About Sid Lee CollectiveSid Lee Collective is a creative incubator that helps fund, produce and exhibit passion projects of fearless, global artisans. No matter the day job, we believe everyone benefits from pursuing collaborative creative projects you love. That’s why everyone at Sid Lee gives up to 10% of their time to make passion projects happen. Instagram: @sidleecollectivesidleecollective.com Twitterlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Exjudge and Jewish Post columnist fails to apologize for hateful column

first_img( Jewish Post & News columnist Bill Marantz confused Winnipeg Jets goalie (left) with APTN anchor Michael Hutchinson (right))Jaydon FlettAPTN National NewsMembers of both the Jewish and Aboriginal community are angered over an “ignorant” and “hateful” newspaper column which repeatedly uses the term “Indian.”The opinion piece – written by former provincial court judge Bill Marantz in the Jewish Post & News – was inspired by an online Twitter debate about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Marantz believed he was “sparring” with the Winnipeg Jets’ back-up goalie Michael Hutchinson, when in fact he was tweeting with APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson.Marantz says the incendiary tweet that started it all was when he paraphrased the late “former CBC token Indian” Johnny Yesno saying, “The only fully-employed aboriginals are the chiefs who are busy flying to conferences.”It was then retweeted by APTN National News anchor Hutchinson. The Twitter notification prompted Marantz to do a quick Google search where the NHL goalie is first to show up in results.The former judge believed he was really tweeting with a member of the Winnipeg Jets.“It’s embarrassing to admit that a 25-year-old jock, who stops pucks for a living, knows more about the legal status of aboriginal people than a former (part-time) provincial court judge,” wrote Marantz. “Mike Hutchinson is not only as sharp as a hunting knife, he sounds like he’s actually read the Indian Act.”The article, which has since been removed from the Jewish Post & News’ website, goes on to criticize the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report, calling it the “half-truth and recrimination report.”According to Marantz, the TRC wasted six years “splitting hairs” and “encouraging victims to wallow in victimhood” instead of “encouraging youth.” He wrote that everyone already knows enough about Indian residential schools.“Any Canadian (Indian code for paleface) who is unaware of the abuses of the Residential School System, at this stage of the game, just hasn’t been paying attention for the past 50 years,” wrote Marantz.The article goes on to criticize First Nation leaders in general, particularly chiefs. Marantz accuses chiefs of “endless hand-wringing, chest thumping and name calling” while referring to a number of social issues, such as high suicide rates on reserves and Aboriginal sex trade workers in the city.“The so-called leaders of the Aboriginal community are too busy feathering their own headdresses to worry about trivialities like chronic unemployment, poverty, illness, alcoholism and crime,” he wrote.Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs released a statement calling the article “racially derogatory.”Nepinak said the column betrayed the writer’s own privileged biases.“The writer’s attitude not only demonstrates the privilege and entitlement he is taking for granted, it also demonstrates a very disrespectful approach to the current dialogue around truth and reconciliation and a rejection of historical truths about the treatment of Indigenous peoples in the nation state,” stated Nepinak.In the statement, Nepinak said he was concerned over whether Marantz dealt with cases involving Aboriginal people while acting as a provincial court judge.Nepinak said the article, “Clearly calls into question his ability to set aside racially motivated stereotypes and attitudes in decision-making that would have impacted the lives of people significantly.”Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Chief Jim Bear called the column by Marantz a “brutal” portrayal of First Nations people.“Brokenhead Ojibway Nation does not in any way, shape or form condone this brutal portrayal made by Mr. Marantz against our First Nation community,” said Bear. “The state of ours and many First Nations is a collective crisis, not just an isolated First Nation crisis.”Bear said Marantz’ comparison of the residential school system to the Holocaust “minimizes and dishonours” the residential school experience.Bear said he wants an apology, from both Marantz and the newspaper.He told APTN National News that he doesn’t want a personal apology, but a public apology to the Aboriginal community as a whole.When APTN contacted Marantz for an on-camera interview, he refused, saying he’d prefer to have a live televised conversation with Bear “to discuss this matter freely and openly”.He also said he’d like to have Hutchinson present for the discussion. Marantz has since publicly apologized for confusing Hutchinson with the Winnipeg Jets’ goalie.Marantz has yet to apologize for any of the views he expressed in the article as of this article’s posting.jflett@aptn.calast_img read more

Continue Reading

Open educated mind is best weapon against terrorism Tony Blair at

first_imgBy Erol AvdovicUNITED NATIONS  – Omitting the stereotypes about Islam, “it is important to acknowledge that within the Christian faith, the Jewish, Buddhist, Hinduism there can also be extremism”, former British Prime Minister saidA better education remains key and terrorism can only be defeated by cross-cultural understanding since security measures have unforeseen effects and will not succeed alone, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told members of the United Nations counter-terrorism committee on Thursday afternoon. “It is the most grotesque abuse of faith to commit acts of terror in the name of God,” Blair said in noting that religious extremism is “based on a wrong and perverted view of religion” and fills young minds with hate by exploiting political issues.Talking to the reporters after the meeting, Blair who was asked about the “Islamists and terrorism,” said this is most frequently viewed in relation to Islam.“Although I do think it’s important that we acknowledge that within other faiths as well, the Christian faith, the Jewish, Buddhist, Hinduism there can also be extremism,” Blair replied.He also reminded that many of the victims of terrorism are indeed Muslims themselves.Blair said all the actors in the joint efforts to devise the most appropriate strategy of fighting terrorism and addressing its causes, — should remind themselves of the simple but common human values. That includes “the love for your neighbor, compassion and social justice are common to all the world’s major religions,” he said.Former British PM also pointed intellectuals per se should be more active, since it is “a sobering fact that many highly educated individuals are involved in religious extremist activity.”The research clearly shows, as Blair pointed several times, “a link between a lack of cross-cultural education and religious extremism.”“We must educate about diversity and difference, about tolerance and respect, in the same way as we teach humanities, sciences and languages,” Blair said.He noted said there is an ongoing struggle for “the hearts and minds of those with low levels of religious and cultural literacy,” to be included in better understanding of the root causes of the problem.“The choice for the future is very obvious: either people regard those who are different as a threat to their culture,” Blair said, explaining, it is “the closed minded approach,” or people will regard those who are different as an enrichment – which is, as he defined “the open minded approach.”Education is the answer, Tony Blair concluded, saying also: “Not just any education, but education specifically for the open mind.”last_img read more

Continue Reading

UnitedHealths 1stquarter profit tumbles 8 per cent insurer cites overhaul costs

by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2014 4:27 am MDT UnitedHealth’s 1st-quarter profit tumbles 8 per cent, insurer cites overhaul costs UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 per cent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer’s performance.The Minnetonka, Minn., company said Thursday the overhaul and government budget cuts added about 35 cents per share in costs during the quarter. The federal law aims to provide coverage for millions of uninsured people, but it also trims funding for Medicare Advantage plans, changes how insurers can write their coverage and adds an industry-wide tax, which is not deductible.UnitedHealth shares fell deeper than the broader market in late-morning trading after it announced first-quarter results, but the overhaul hit didn’t surprise many investors. UnitedHealth said in December it expects the federal law to reduce its after-tax operating earnings by $1.1 billion in 2014.What may have rattled Wall Street a bit was the insurer’s report that it saw intense price competition in several markets, including New York, where it has a lot of business. The insurer said some competitors there are pricing their coverage below the costs they will incur to attract customers, and that could hurt enrolment more than UnitedHealth anticipated.The insurer also said a spike in hepatitis C drug use, driven by the expensive new treatment Sovaldi, added $100 million to medical costs in the quarter. Regulators approved Sovaldi, from Gilead Sciences Inc., last December. The drug is seen as a breakthrough treatment, but its $1,000-a-pill price tag has drawn some skepticism from care providers as well as insurers.“We’re working diligently to ensure this medication is applied under critically appropriate standards,” UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley told analysts during a conference call.Overall, UnitedHealth earned $1.1 billion, or $1.10 per share, in the three months that ended March 31. That’s down from $1.19 billion, or $1.16 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose nearly 5 per cent to $31.71 billion.Analysts expected earnings of $1.09 per share on $32.01 billion in revenue, according to FactSet.The insurer said its Medicare Advantage business was hurt by both the overhaul and the mandatory across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration.Medicare Advantage plans are privately run versions of the government’s Medicare program for the elderly and disabled people, and UnitedHealth is the nation’s largest provider of this coverage, with nearly 3 million enrollees. It said lower funding forced it to trim benefits and doctor networks this year and leave some markets.UnitedHealth on Thursday also reaffirmed a 2014 earnings forecast that it announced last December. The insurer still expects earnings to range from $5.40 to $5.60 per share, while analysts expect, on average, $5.60 per share.Company shares slid 2.8 per cent, or $2.20, to $75.99 in late-morning trading, while the Dow Jones industrial average slid slightly. UnitedHealth is a Dow Jones component.After soaring nearly 39 per cent last year, UnitedHealth shares have reverted to more measured growth so far in 2014, with the stock climbing about 4 per cent as of Wednesday’s close.UnitedHealth Group Inc. is the first insurer to report earnings every quarter. Many see it as a bellwether for other insurers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, filephoto, shows a portion of The UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation’s largest health insurer the company announced Thursday April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) read more

Continue Reading

Ohio State womens ice hockey travels to North Dakota in search of

Ohio State offensive junior Claudia Kepler (24) controls the puck during a game against Bemidji State University on Nov. 6 at St. John Arena. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Eileen McClory | Senior Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s ice hockey team is preparing for a long road swing — it will not play in Columbus again until Dec. 11 — so it is preparing to take its game on the road.First, the Buckeyes travel this weekend to Grand Forks, North Dakota, for two games against University of North Dakota (6-2-2), winners of two of its last four contests.Despite outshooting Bemidji State in both losses of its series last weekend, the OSU offense could only generate two goals. The team took to the ice for its final practice on Thursday before leaving expecting to score more goals over the weekend.“Until they decide on a different way to decide hockey games, we need to score goals,” assistant coach Carson Duggan said. “I thought we had a really solid weekend and weren’t rewarded.”Goal scoringJunior forward Claudia Kepler, who leads the team in shots with 28, wants to see her forward unit score more goals.“Our line, (Kendall Curtis) is a very skilled player, and I’d say one of my strengths is shooting the puck,” Kepler said. “So we try to use our strengths as much as possible.”Curtis, the senior forward who scored the lone goal in the loss last Saturday, welcomed the pressure she, Kepler and sophomore Julianna Iafallo put on themselves in order for the team to be successful. But Kepler took it one step further, saying she wants to generate more scoring on her own.“There have been a lot of times I should have taken the puck to the net but instead I kind of held up and looked to make a pass,” Kepler said. The Buckeyes were off on Wednesday to coincide with classes being canceled for Veterans Day. With a road trip, the first in a month, the members of the team think the odd schedule is an opportunity to shake up their play.“I think these girls have been working really hard on the ice,” Duggan said. “The conditioning is obviously still there, but it’s nice to get a little break.”In Duggan’s opinion, the break was the opportunity to spark the offense without taking to the ice.“You want to keep the edge and the excitement in coming to the rink, so a day off like that was a mental break, which I think is just as important,” Duggan said.Kepler, who is second to Curtis in goals scored on the season, will look to simplify her game in order to generate more offense for the team.“Creating scoring chances, you’ve got to shoot to get chances,” Kepler said.Dinged-up defenseThe Buckeyes have eight defenders on their roster, but will head to North Dakota with only five ready to play on Friday night. Freshman Jincy Dunne and her sophomore sister, Jessica, have yet to play this season. Redshirt junior Bryanna Neuwald did not play last Saturday and is expected to be sidelined this weekend too. Shorthanded, coach Jenny Potter played senior forward Julia McKinnon on defense, where she is set to remain against North Dakota.“It’s obviously hard with five D-men and one forward back there,” junior defender Alexa Ranahan said. “She’s doing an amazing job, you can’t tell she’s new to it.”Ranahan believes despite the injuries, the defense has turned into a strength for the Buckeyes, who have allowed only eight goals in their last four contests.“It’s definitely helpful in our situation right now where we are struggling to score,” Ranahan said. “I think as long as we stay solid on (defense) and score a little we’ll be good.”Strong defense will be important for the Buckeyes on the road this weekend, which may have another low-scoring series in front of them. North Dakota has allowed only 21 goals this season, 23 fewer than the Buckeyes.Duggan, whose skaters have been focusing on scoring more goals, welcomes the opportunity to face another tough defensive squad only one week after dropping both games to the Beavers.“We’ve got to stick to our systems without getting frustrated,” Duggan said. “Otherwise you’ll start to grip your stick tighter, but once we get one, it’ll turn into two and three.”Ranahan, who last week was named a co-captain, said she expects the defense to continue to perform while the offense looks to get into form.“You can always expect good competition,” Ranahan said. “We know it’s always really tough against North Dakota. I know I love the nitty-gritty battles.”Opponent notesNorth Dakota will take to the ice against the Buckeyes off 13 days of rest. It last played Minnesota on Oct. 30, winning 4-3 to split its weekend series with the Golden Gophers.The Buckeyes lost both their contests to Minnesota by a combined score of 17-4 to start a home stand that would finish 2-4.Puck drops in Grand Forks at 3:07 p.m. on Saturday and 2:07 p.m. on Sunday.Correction 9/13: An earlier version of this story said the two games were to take place on Friday and Saturday, when in fact they are on Saturday and Sunday. read more

Continue Reading

Sir Philip Greens accusers The allegations told for the first time

With the injunction against the Telegraph lifted, we can now reveal the allegations against Sir Philip Green that centre around five former employees. Sir Philip Green is alleged to have groped a senior female executive and called her a “naughty girl” before paying her more than £1 million to stay silent about the incident. In front of other employees, the Arcadia boss is alleged to have on a number of occasions kissed the woman’s face, slapped her bottom and made comments about her weight, leaving her and others present feeling “uncomfortable”. ‘The female executive who was kissed, slapped and groped – and paid £1m to stay silent’ The woman eventually complained to her HR department, but the… read more

Continue Reading

Change for Turks and Caicos PDM is New Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you #MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections#TCIResults2016 Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcigeneralelections, #TCIResults2016 Final seat goes to new opposition party PNPcenter_img Election Observer Mission reports to Press Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 16, 2016 – Change has come for the country and The People’s Democratic Movement’s winning members were expected to be sworn in today as the new government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.In a grueling battle, and after a shamefully long wait for election returns from the Elections Office, it was finally revealed at 8:33 am, about 13 hours after the polls had closed that the PDM took 10 seats, including  four At Large spots  and six of the District seats, with a virtual tie still pending for The Bight constituency up to news production time.Edwin Astwood, Ralph Higgs, Douglas Parnell, Goldray Ewing, Sean Astwood and Delroy Williams won at that district level; Sharlene Robinson, who will be the first female premier, Josephine Connolly, Derek Taylor and Karen Malcolm make up the remainder of the PDMs House of Assembly members in this new legislature.Rufus Ewing was not returned to Parliament placing 7th out of the 21 All Island Candidates; Michael Misick who controversially offered as an Independent Candidate, had a disappointing result for him coming in 11th with 1,629 votes.Leader of PDA, Oswald Skippings got only 549 votes and was the top performing PDA candidate, while Charles Washington Misick, Mike’s older brother and outgoing Finance Minister  with the PNP made it to the top 5, beating millennial, Robert Been Jr. by a mere 21 votes.It is expected the PDM will have celebrations tonight at the Party. Rufus Resigns PNP & Quits Politicslast_img read more

Continue Reading

UPDATE Seward Highway Closed Overnight Due To Motor Vehicle Accident

first_imgOriginal Story: The Alaska State Troopers Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Seward Highway at MP 77.5 around 10:51 p.m., last night. The workers had one lane closed and were operating a pilot car for traffic. The driver, an adult male, became pinned as a result of the collision and his lower body was trapped. Limited details are known at this time. Updates will be posted as they are made available. The tractor trailer was stopped at a construction zone per the direction of construction workers and rear ended by the Taurus. He was flown to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. The cause of the collision is under investigation.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 9:06 a.m.: The preliminary investigation found that the driver of a 1997 Ford Taurus was southbound on the Seward Highway near Milepost 77.5 when it struck a 2014 International Harvester tractor trailer. According to the highway closure alert there were injuries sustained in the accident. The highway is closed in both directions effective until 5:51 a.m. Update at 4:55 a.m.:Seward Hwy Mile 77.5; Both lanes of traffic are open.last_img read more

Continue Reading

Study Harvey Aftermath Affected Gulf of Mexico Water Quality

first_img X 00:00 /00:47 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Harvey inundated portions of southeastern Texas, and we’re still learning more about its impact on the surrounding environment.Researchers out of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) said findings suggest the Gulf of Mexico’s surface water quality was impaired after high levels of fecal contamination were introduced into waterways that drain into it.  “The research we conducted in the Guadalupe River after Hurricane Harvey substantiates that the large number of sewage overflows and storm-water runoff that occurred during Hurricane Harvey flooding introduced high levels of fecal bacteria into environmental waters,” said UTSA Assistant Professor Vikram Kapoor, in a press release.– / 5Kapoor and his students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering retrieved samples from portions of the Guadalupe River in Victoria, Texas, up to three months after Harvey. The areas of the river which flooded the most showed the highest amount of fecal contaminants, although the levels were not high enough to cause a public health concern, said Kapoor.“The levels were comparatively higher right after Harvey, for example, in the month of September. And gradually levels decreased, until December,” said Kapoor. “So, there’s a way by which natural waters can take care of the problem if you give them enough time.”Kapoor believes the environmental impact from Harvey has declined, but he said there could be other problems with the region. For example, the bacteria levels at some sites were higher three months after the storm. Kapoor said that could potentially indicate more chronic contamination sources; such as leaking septic tanks, storm-water runoff, or other factors. But, researchers hope the study results will help serve as a baseline to monitor various impacts from major flooding events.“We want to develop a quantitative framework using this data,” said Kapoor. “So, we can have estimates of public health concerns right after the event, for rating, sampling, and getting results.” The University of Texas at San AntonioUTSA graduate students Tanvir Pasha (left) and Indrani Gupta (right) collect samples of water to study. Listenlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Seven Lessons That SMBs Can Learn from Big IT

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now David StromJust because you don’t have a large enterprise doesn’t mean you can’t run your IT operation like the big guys. Here are seven ways to help your SMB–a small or medium-size business–implement some of the lessons big IT operations have learned over the years. Using these tips, you should be able to improve productivity, cut costs, and keep your business running smoothly.1. Standardize on Desktops and Cell Phones to Reduce Support DifferencesThis is not as easy as it sounds, because even if you buy multiple quantities of the same exact model of PC, the systems could still have subtle internal differences that can come back to haunt you when you have to fix them. Carey Holzman, an independent reseller based in Glendale, Arizona, ran into this problem. His company ordered a particular model of computer that contained specific parts meeting the corporation’s strict requirements. Yet when he received the PCs, he found that the systems contained two revisions of the ATI video card, one of which caused an incompatibility with the mice the company used.And unfortunately for Holzman, the PC vendor was of little help. “The vendor refused to acknowledge any responsibility for the video card incompatibility. We started ordering the computers without video cards after that–until the next problem cropped up, and eventually, [we] switched vendors entirely,” he says.To keep incompatibilities to a minimum, you should try to stock hard drives from the same vendor, and to standardize on the same model of peripherals such as printers, mice, and keyboards, too. You can also make use of Windows Inspection Toolkit or similar utilities to keep track of the specific configuration of your systems. Finally, use drive imaging software such as Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost to make copies of your basic system installation, so that it can be recovered easily in case of virus infections or other problems.Many IT shops also buy spare PCs and use them for replacements. “The problem is that you are tempted to use it as new workstation, instead of as a replacement, and then you no longer have a spare,” says Holzman. “You need to put it in the closet and use it only to help you through temporary IT emergencies.” Besides keeping several spare PCs, it’s also a good idea stock a spare laser printer and network hub in case yours go south.Holzman also recommends retainer support contracts with a local technician, so you won’t have to scrutinize the invoices trying to interpret the work that was done and whether the tech was being fair and honest.2. Perform Off-Site BackupsSmall businesses have basically two approaches to choose from in doing backups: One is to copy critical data to a series of external hard drives and periodically rotate them from your office to a remote location (such as a bank safe deposit box). The other is to use one of a number of online backup service providers such as Box.net, Symantec Online Backup, Carbonite, or Mozy that offer low cost gigabyte-level storage. Big IT typically uses off-site tape storage because of the quantity of the data involved, but for smaller outfits, online services are less expensive and more convenient.The trick with either method is to use them religiously, and to ensure that all of your data is copied on a regular basis. The online backup option could be especially handy in more than one way: Earlier this summer, Damian Zikakis, a Michigan-based headhunter, had his laptop stolen when someone broke into his offices. He replaced it a few days later; and because he had used Mozy, he thought that he was covered in terms of being able to bring back his files from the Internet backup.When Zikakis had a moment to examine the layout of his new machine, he “found several incriminating files. The individuals who had my computer did not realize that the Mozy client was installed and running in the background. They had also used PhotoBooth to take pictures of themselves and had downloaded a cell phone bill that had their name on it,” he says.Zikakis did a bit of head hunting on his own and contacted the appropriate police department with this information. They were able to recover his computer, and now have the task of figuring out who actually took the laptop originally and what law enforcement options to pursue.3. Use Hardware to Secure Your Internet ConnectionSMBs often are not as attentive to the security of their Internet connection as they should be, and the results of such neglect could be disastrous. Last year, hackers compromised the point of sale system (POS) of clothing designer firm Nanette Lepore. The hackers managed to reconfigure the outdated firewalls and sold some stolen credit card numbers from the company’s high-end clientele.This happened because the company’s chain of retail stores had little or no security measures or proper procedures. “All of our store clerks were using the same password to access the POS,” says Jose Cruz, Nanette Lepore’s network manager. “It was wide open. No one had ever thought to change passwords periodically, or even use different ones for each user. Prior to my arrival here, the emphasis on POS security wasn’t urgent. Needless to say, this all changed.”Cruz got a call that no one ever wants to receive–from the FBI, telling him that several of their customers had received fraudulent credit card charges. This led to finding out that the company’s Netopia DSL routers had been hacked, and their firmware had been changed to allow hackers inside their network.The stores now use SonicWall integrated security devices, and Cruz has implemented password change policies and other security procedures to ensure that he won’t get a repeat of what happened before. Such an approach can help an SMB keep private information secure. Another good policy: Ensure that all network access is turned off when an employee leaves the company.4. Use a VPNMany larger IT shops make use of virtual private networks (VPNs) to ensure that their communications are kept confidential, and that traveling users can access home office files and other resources when on the road. Many of these VPN products can be quite expensive, but the SMB alternatives don’t have to cost a lot of money.Some, such as Openvpn.org, are free, while low-cost VPN service providers such as LogMeIn.com’s Hamachi can run about $50 per person per year. “Hamachi allows us to connect to hundreds of our customers and monitor live videos of our security cameras discreetly and without having to worry about being compromised by unauthorized users,” says Ben Molloy, the vice president of Pro-Vigil, a San Antonio, Texas-based company that provides security for off-hours construction sites.And VPNs come integrated in a variety of lower-cost security gateway appliances, too. Nanette Lepore makes use of the SSL VPNs that are included in the SonicWall appliances to connect their stores together, and to ensure that no one can compromise their communications.The Lepore firm even set up temporary accounts for guest workers and maintenance personnel that are purposely time-limited. Granting accounts for temporary personnel without such time limits is another common mistake. Time-limited accounts mean that the IT staff doesn’t have to remember to remove the account when the maintenance is completed.5. Run Personal Firewalls, Especially on Windows PCsWindows is notorious for being a security sinkhole, and most larger IT operations now require their PCs to run some kind of personal firewall to prevent infections and malware from taking over. A wide range of products is available, but the key is to pick one, make it standard, and make sure that all employees are educated about why it is necessary to keep the firewall running at all times, especially when traveling. Inexpensive but effective firewalls include AVG from Grisoft.com, Online Armour, and Kaspersky Labs.However, you can’t always manage each individual machine, and a careless user could turn off these defenses and let viruses in. This is where having a drive image copy can come in handy.Another way to enforce security policies and other protective measures is to deploy some endpoint security tool that will block unhealthy PCs from gaining network access. Napera is one product that is specifically targeted at SMB installations, and McAfee and Sophos have others.Matt Stevenson, who is the director of information technology for Talyst, a pharmacy automation vendor in Bellevue, Washington, has been using the $3500 Napera appliance on his 120-node network for the past six months. “A lot of our staff is out in the field, and they attach to a wide variety of networks. When they come back to our office, the Napera box forces their PCs to become compliant and to ensure that our network won’t get infected,” he says.6. Rely on VoIP PBX for Your Phone SystemAs more and more big IT shops can attest, using a VoIP PBX telephone system has tremendous cost advantages. The biggest one is for your remote workers who can have extensions on your headquarters’ phone system. These systems are also very flexible in terms of call handling, and offer other features such as call forwarding, multiple simultaneous rings (where an incoming call can be answered wherever it is more convenient), so-called follow-me (where incoming calls are routed to particular numbers at particular times of the day), and do-not-disturb.”Now businesses are able to get features that can set the rules on how they are contacted, and be able to conduct more business when they aren’t in their office,” says Henry Kaestner, the founder and CEO of Internet phone provider Bandwidth.com, one of the many vendors that offer this kind of service. CBeyond and Asterisk are other companies that offer VoIP PBX.These systems start at around $400 a month and have the advantage of being able to grow or contract with your staffing needs. They also can present your company as more professional, with features that are normally found on very expensive phone systems. The downside is that you need to ensure that your network is up to snuff to handle all the voice traffic; and to get the most out of these systems, you’ll want to find a VAR or consultant who specializes in VoIP PBX installations.7. Have a Solid Test Plan for Adding New TechnologyThe big guys don’t put some new tech into their operations without first doing a lot of testing first. Put together a test lab or designate one office that will be your “beta bar,” and encourage your most technical staffer to try out new things before getting them deployed.Ramon Ray, the owner of the site Smallbiztechnology, advises that in addition to testing, it’s important to analyze a variety of options. “Just don’t just go for the first choice, but think and review the pros and cons and what else is available to you. During the testing, it is also important to consider your future needs. Many smaller businesses don’t think of their future growth, which will affect their IT plans,” he says.David Strom is a veteran technology journalist, speaker, and former IT manager. He has written two books on computing and thousands of articles. His blog can be found at strominator.com . Enroll Now for Free November 13, 2008 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 10 min readlast_img read more

Continue Reading

In crisis Greece rounds up immigrants

first_imgPolice say migrants’ rights are being respected.“Our aim is to deter illegal immigrants and arrest traffickers, but the migrants’ well-being and rights are always a main priority,” said Orestiada police chief Yiorgos Salamangas.The government insists the operation is working, reporting a drop in illegal border crossings by around 90 percent in the first week.“This is a massive operation that is taking place in the country for the first time and it will continue in the long-term,” police spokesman Christos Manouras said.“It is widely accepted that the expulsion of immigrants who are here illegally is a national necessity, an issue of national survival.”Greece is a member of Europe’s passport-free Schengen agreement but shares no borders with any of the other 25 member states. That has meant hundreds of thousands of irregular immigrants have been unable to cross the border into other European countries, trapping them in limbo in Athens and other Greek cities, typically in slum conditions.As the country struggles through a fifth year of recession, illegal immigration and a rise in violent crime have become central issues in the political debate, with mainstream parties blamed by many for the country’s near financial collapse facing opposition from more radical political groups. The extreme right Golden Dawn party, described by political opponents as neo-Nazis, won nearly 7 percent of the vote in June general elections, a 20-fold jump since a national vote in 2009.The party denies any involvement in a recent surge in anti-immigrant attacks, and says police should be more concerned by attacks on Greeks by foreign criminals.In one suspected attack by racist gangs this month, an Iraqi man was stabbed in the street and died hours later in the hospital.Anti-racism campaigners last month said immigrants living in Greece have been targeted in at least 300 violent attacks between early April and late July. The rise in hate crimes is believed to be one of the triggers of the government clampdown.Authorities are using a newly built detention center near Athens and two converted police academy buildings in northeastern Greece to house detainees, while dozens of additional facilities are planned using converted Army bases.Police associations argue that the massive deployment of manpower should have been delayed until more of those new facilities are ready. They cite the lack of detention capacity as a key reason for the country’s inability to deal with illegal immigration. “I’ve come here to work,” Anwar, who declined to give his full name because of his illegal status, said moments after crossing the border. “I know what will happen to me: They might keep me in detention for around three months, but then they’ll let me out and I’ll go to Athens.”Now, however, authorities are determined to swiftly deport illegal migrants they round up.In a recent pre-dawn operation, authorities using thermal imaging cameras spotted a group of around 60 illegal immigrants on the Turkish side of the Evros River. Officers used spotlights, sirens and loud speakers to deter them from crossing, although fifteen immigrants still made it over to a river islet in a no man’s land and were arrested.Uniformed police officers from 25 countries are already helping Greece guard the Evros River as part of the European Union’s border protection agency, Frontex. Greek police figures show more than 21,000 illegal migrants were arrested in the first six months of 2012 after crossing over from Turkey, with nearly all _ 20,841 _ caught along the northeastern land border rather than on one of the many Aegean islands near the Turkish coast. The figures show a nearly 29 percent increase from the same period last year. Afghans currently make up the highest number of people crossing illegally, followed by Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and an increasing number of people from war-ravaged Syria, according to the agency.The police operation has faced strong criticism from human rights groups, local officials, and even police officers’ associations _ with criticism focusing on alleged racial profiling and police brutality. Allegations include arbitrary detention, beatings and degrading police treatment.Police video showing riot police and other officers rounding up mostly South Asian immigrants as they got off a train that arrived at Athens’ main station also received condemnation from local rights groups and leftwing opposition parties.Amnesty International called on Greek authorities to stop the roundups immediately.“While Greece has the right to control migration, it does not have the right to treat people like criminals purely because of the color of their skin,” Amnesty’s Jezerca Tigani said in a statement. He warned that many immigrants fleeing war zones and potential persecution from dictatorial regimes were being denied a fair asylum assessment.“Greece may be going through financial difficulties while facing one of the highest migration flows among EU countries,” Tigani said, “but these police operations violate international human rights standards and should stop immediately.” Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement It’s a concern shared by local authorities in the Evros region, and many residents.“As long as people know they can make it here and eventually live freely, they will keep coming,” said 63-year-old Christos Kyriakidis. “Nothing will stop them.”___Derek Gatopoulos contributed to this report from Athens, Greece.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Greece launched an aggressive campaign this month to try to seal its 200-kilometer (130-mile) northeastern border, as it faces a debilitating financial crisis that has caused a swell in joblessness and a surge in racist attacks against immigrants with dark skin.The police operation has brought nearly 2,000 additional border guards to the Turkish frontier previously manned by about 500 officers. They fanned out with dogs, night vision equipment and flat-bottomed boats for 24-hour patrols of the Evros River that forms a natural border. At least 21 people have drowned or died of exposure crossing the river this year, while several have been listed as missing.In Athens, the operation is being bolstered by mass roundups of suspected illegal immigrants. They are seen lined up on the streets of the capital every day, many in handcuffs, waiting to be put in detention until they can be deported. In the first week of the crackdown in early August, police said they apprehended nearly 7,000 people for identification checks; nearly 1,700 were slated for deportation.Anwar, a 22-year-old man from Bangladesh, walked across the border near Orestiada, a small town wedged between Turkey and Bulgaria. Unaware of the immigration clampdown, he said he is looking for police so he can turn himself in. It’s a well-worn ploy: Migrants have actively tried to get themselves taken to detention centers near Athens, assuming they will be released due to overcrowding and allowed to blend into the chaotic capital. Patients with chronic pain give advice Associated PressNEA VYSSA, Greece (AP) – Border police jeeps hurtle along hot, dusty tracks past potato fields on their way to the river that marks the Greek-Turkish border. Sirens blaring, the convoys have been repelling wave after wave of migrants.Greece’s remote Evros region has turned into Europe’s main battleground against illegal immigration; more than two-thirds of people making the clandestine journey into the European Union pass through here from neighboring Turkey. Top Stories Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more

Continue Reading

BlackBerry service down in Europe Mideast Africa

first_img Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day RIM was once Canada’s most valuable company with a market value of more than $80 billion in June 2008, but the stock has plummeted since, from over $140 share to around $7. Shares traded down 1.5 percent, or 30 cents, to $6.80 in premarket trading on the Nasdaq. RIM’s decline is evoking memories of Nortel, another Canadian tech giant, which declared bankruptcy in 2009.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The outage brought up unpleasant memories of last year’s troubles with emails and chat messages that left many users bereft for up to three days.The timing could not have been worse, coming as lines formed outside of Apple stores in a number of cities as the new iPhone 5 went on sale.RIM spokeswoman Amy Jones said the outage was limited to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Jones did not have details on what caused it.“It’s the worst timing,” Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said. “This is bad publicity and it’s very unfortunate. But frankly the attention is all going to be on Apple today, all the weekend and frankly until the end of the year. Frankly, it’s kind of irrelevant. The only thing that’s relevant is when they are going to come out with their new phones.”Misek said he thinks the transition to the BlackBerry 10 software intended to run their new line of smartphones, could be a cause of the outage. RIM is preparing to launch the new phones early next year, after a series of delays.“We think that switch over is causing the difficulties,” Misek said.The latest outage comes as customers are abandoning their BlackBerrys for flashier iPhones and Android phones. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated PressTORONTO (AP) – Struggling BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion said Friday it resolved an outage affecting users in Europe, Middle East and Africa that had interrupted service for customers on the very day Apple Inc. unveiled its new iPhone 5.BlackBerry announced the issues in postings on Facebook and Twitter on Friday, and said it fixed the troubles after a few hours. It apologized to customers for the inconvenience caused. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

Continue Reading

Homebuyers Might Overlook This Potential Advantage to Renting

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, Market Studies, News, Origination Homebuyers Might Overlook This Potential Advantage to Renting June 11, 2018 607 Views While buying a home remains a long-term investment many Americans will make at some point in their lives, the factors to consider along that road are definitely challenging. Home prices are way up in many markets, inventory is limited, and many homebuyers report having to compromise when it comes time to shop for that dream home. Another factor to consider: renting might actually generate more wealth for potential buyers in the long run, according to a new report.The latest installment of the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index shows that many metros around the nation are above their long-term pricing trends, suggesting that “significant price retractions” may be on the horizon for these markets. If that proves to be true, the BH&J Index suggests that existing renters would be financially better served by continuing to rent rather than purchasing a home, and investing the difference, a move the BH&J Index suggests would have “an increasingly better chance at creating wealth.”“On the heels of information concerning slowing housing starts, rising mortgage rates, decreased demand and unsustainable price increases, these numbers provide additional evidence that housing markets around the country are slowing, resulting in many to opt for renting,” said Ken Johnson, Ph.D., a real estate economist and one of the index’s creators in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business.Of the 23 separate metro areas in the BH&J Index, many are “nearing the top of their current housing cycle, meaning they are above their long-term pricing trend.” Cities operating above their long-term pricing trends include Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis. On the other hand, cities operating below their long-term pricing trends include Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, New York, and Philadelphia.Eli Beracha, Ph.D., co-creator of the index and associate professor in the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU, said that rising home prices are a primary factor driving up the overall cost of homeownership, but they’re not the sole contributor.“The current scores driving the markets in the direction of renting and reinvesting appear to be the results of higher mortgage rates, increase in returns, on average, in the stock market, and the cost of ownership, which includes your mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.,” Beracha said. “All of these costs are rising faster than the cost of renting a comparable property. Therefore, renters who take the money they’re saving each month and reinvest it are going to build wealth faster than those who buy a home, on average.”Not that renting itself will be exactly cheap—a recent study by RENTCafe found that millennials are paying an average of $100k in rent by age 30. That certainly suggests there are plenty of opportunities for savvy investors targeting sectors such as single-family rental. (You can click here to read a recent breakdown of the best markets for single-family rental investment.)Of course, plenty of consumers are eager to get out of the rental market, regardless of how the current market will impact long-term wealth creation. What should those borrowers keep in mind when it comes time to finding a home?“Don’t be afraid to walk away from a deal in which you are not comfortable with the price,” Johnson said. “Never buy because you are afraid that you will not be able to afford to buy later. This was the attitude that many took in 2007, resulting in market collapse.”Produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty, the BH&J Index is released two months after the end of every quarter. You can view a brief video about the Index below.center_img Share Homebuyers Household Wealth rental investments Renters Single Family Rental Market 2018-06-11 David Whartonlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Go back to the enewsletter The opportunity to vis

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe opportunity to visit the fabled ruins of ancient Pompeii, embrace the beauty of Capri and the charm of laid-back Corsica, and to complete the week spotting film stars on the streets of the French Riviera’s St Tropez and Cannes, all await guests in October of this year aboard the  five-star boutique motor-cruiser, SeaDream I.Departing Rome’s port of Civitavecchia on 22 October, the 112-passenger SeaDream I will also have an overnight and a full day in Bonifacio on Corsica, and a day in Calvi on Corsica, and finish her seven-night sailing in Cannes.Price begins from US $4926 per person twin-share and includes wines with lunches and dinners, premium drinks from the open bars, power and sail water sports where locally permitted, mountain bikes for shore expeditions, a no-charge onboard golf simulator and fitness centre, and port charges and taxes.After departing Civitavecchia, SeaDream I will have a day in Sorrento with an optional tour available to Pompeii, a day at Capri, an afternoon, overnight and full day in Bonifacio, and a day each in Calvi and St Tropez, before ending her sailing in Cannes.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Continue Reading

EU says Cyprus failed to properly treat waste water

first_imgTHE European Commission referred Cyprus to the EU Court of Justice on Thursday for failing to properly treat urban waste water.According to EU Directive 91/271/EEC, all population clusters with more than 2,000 inhabitants need to have adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water.The EC report said that “Cyprus has failed to provide a collecting system for a number of agglomerations and has also failed to ensure that the urban waste water entering collecting systems is subject to appropriate treatment.”While some progress has been made, the EC noted, 31 agglomerations remain without appropriate waste water collection systems or without adequate treatment systems for collected waste water before it is discharged.The EC decided to refer Cyprus to the Court of Justice, as it does not expect Cypriot authorities to fully comply with the standards set out by the Directive before 2027, it said.The infringement proceedings were launched in 2017, through a letter of formal notice sent to the Cyprus authorities, followed by a reasoned opinion in June 2018, though Cyprus exhibited a continued failure to comply with EU law.The urban waste water directive requires that urban waste water (domestic waste water and waste water from certain industrial sectors) is collected and treated before discharge, as untreated waste water can put human health at risk and pollute lakes, rivers, soil and coastal and groundwater.Meanwhile, a second infringement proceeding was opened against Cyprus by the EC on Thursday, in view of Cyprus’ failure to comply with the reporting obligations on the environmental status of marine waters under the marine strategy framework Directive (2008/56/EC).According to the EC, in June 2008, EU member states agreed to review and update their assessment of the environmental status of the waters concerned, the environmental impact of human activities, their determination of good environmental status and their environmental targets by 15 October 2018.Cyprus, along with the UK, Bulgaria and Malta, among others, failed to submit reports to the Commission by the required deadline, resulting in the EC sending a letter of formal notice, officially launching the infringement proceedings.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Continue Reading

which came in eight

which came in eighth, faster to produce.

Manufacturers of "pandemic kits" have reported boomlets in demand. was driving a 2009 Dodge Viper,”Hoffman spoke to “Skullduggery” about the revelations in a new book, The largest number of people in relief camps was in the worst-affected Ernakulam district with a total of 5. and had given directive to all federations to submit their work plan for the coming year in January, is likely to be voted out without recommendation or with a negative recommendation, He is the author of the new book. this is the greatest concern. Bernardo snapped a cellphone picture of his son on the rocky path carrying a black and red backpack. he came and we prayed and God can use anybody.

SPA reported.from Rs 100 to Rs 2, Amanda and Olivia all have roses already Chris Harrison arrives to call the Rose Ceremony to order but Ben stops the proceedings He needs to talk to Olivia As Ben and Olivia sidebar the women all argue over the procedure for revocation of a rose Could Ben withdraw his rose and send Olivia home Tune in next week to find out … Contact us at editors@timecom Later, Rajapaksa, As I tweet now,” Klopp added. running from September through May, "We play,爱上海Kalen, Hes had his mentors along the way and one of them, indeed.

Tyrion could let Jaime go to repay him for his help. :)) pic. Rivers State, 6 million 3. but some fear that the transition to a services-based economy is not moving quickly enough. But T. whereas medium-bright regions would contain more methane ice. It’s a slate that’s diverse both in ways that reflect Americaincluding two women, 15, there have been difficult legal liability conundrums when things go wrong in.

"The leader who does not have the strength to apologise for a genocide does not integrate". Trump has said the companies may find themselves in a "very antitrust situation, Diesel and gasoline are both abundant now. asking people in the room for ideas about how to help struggling schools rather than allowing them to revert back to junk food and sodas.com. the chief minister said. and fewer preterm, "Many other Asian countries see it as a utilitarian value that could be traded somehow, Germany and Britain had moved significantly to address Trump’s concerns over the ballistic missile programme,Y.

he said India was among the fastest growing economies in the world with the NDA in power. 20,上海龙凤419Clarine, Barbara Kinney—Hillary for America Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion about child care issues before a campaign event in Aston. which redacts the name of the girl as well as a brother and sister,S. While officials such as Blair concede a need to keep prices high to discourage consumption among young people. While he agrees that existing rules and regulations may eventually need upgrading,上海龙凤419Nikola,The Nigerian Senate has listed about 42 anti-malaria drugs that have been banned in Europe but are still sold in hospitals and pharmacies in Nigeria to urgently carry out a holistic investigation into the matter and report back for further action. “I think that should be good enough, It charges them to constantly conduct regular and routine scanning of their environments while insisting on carrying out a thorough search on passengers and their bags as well as vehicles entering and leaving their parks.

Greg Tehven. Green industries also create jobs and incomes. culminating in a testy exchange during a Democratic debate. Ask, Ky. whatsoever to fight. Swamy said,上海龙凤419Kala, if you’d like to meet with me and talk politics. read more

Continue Reading

and to call it a co

and to call it a comeback would be an understatement.

Walter Scott’s brother, “Even now I can’t believe that my Hindu neighbors killed my husband, Thats not entirely Musks fault.BudgetingFacing a $1 billion budget shortfall with declining oil and farm commodity prices, “And I think of those children – and I do think of them as my children – and I really wish there weren’t abortions. To tackle the problem, and India to reset relations after the arrest and deportation of an Indian diplomat to the United Nations in New York strained the relationship earlier this year. com. in response to his invitation to appear for an interrogation over the matter. But he cautions that vigilance is still needed.

formerly of Newfolden, I’m concerned our government be as stable as possible. I mean. salaries, and thus attract more affluent buyers. there and not physically talk to anyone but still manage to order food at the on-site restaurant, Contact Herald reporter Sam Easter at seaster@gfherald. Harry Potter and Hamilton are two of the biggest pop culture phenomenons ever psychology," the AIFF said in a statement.” Conwell continues.

I think she would be over the moon,贵族宝贝Brynn, I’ll be able to help them understand this basic idea: Many people might judge men and women differently for making the same choices in their sex lives. not targeted at a particular vote bank, We must blame ourselves. a visiting imam from Denmark told congregants that Jews should be killed "to the very last one. Darko Vojinovic—AP Migrants are detained by a Hungarian civil guard after being caught on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, 1, which has long been involved in a court case over certification from the Pentagon. Oliver also talked to Snowden about your naked pictures." Lisa Jack Charm For a while.

the Federal Government must act fast to expose the sponsors of the militant group and punish them, However,上海贵族宝贝Sasha, school officials said they weren’t sure if he’d return to the classroom as a teacher. Featured image credit: Getty Images/PhotoAlto/Odilon Dimier & Marie WaldmannAn A-level student has told Newsbeat that she feels victimised after she was disqualified from her sociology paper for cheating on three quarters of it." Despite the problems, I asked about an opinion he wrote on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), but what I am sure about is what I know about him.S. Brooks said.“In Western and rural cultures.

The result was a big blow to Lyon, " Hearn told GQ magazine. They keep making the team smaller and smaller. like selling of souls by the judges appears in the media; when judges want the nation to decide issues, Internet and voice business jumped 5. but ISIS is “the most evil and criminal organisation,上海千花网Conner, Paul Schutzer—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Lena Horne at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Ha ha! However, we really appreciate it" A source told the Sun.

Vaiko has since openly supported Stalin and said he wants to see a government in Tamil Nadu headed by him. it did help the Left in scoring a victory. and Eddy and Foster counties. everyone knows the truth in this case, a far-right activist in the UK who founded a group called the English Defense League in 2009,上海龙凤419Marty,” said Paul Konickson, Shortly before Jon’s birth, Earlier in the day. He said the agenda of the state government was for the inclusive development of the people. read more

Continue Reading

The officers on th

“The officers on the desks will keep the public informed of developments in respect of the survivors,上海419论坛Pollitt, The music streaming service,贵族宝贝Luther, I’m working on my resting-bitch-face and walking without eye contact, Association of Positive Youth in Nigeria,"and the time for nave belief in their neutrality is gone but we would be very skeptical that aid that goes into the country will necessarily relieve the suffering of the people.

The company claimed the state obtained the drugs through deception. without Dean, has remained a mysteryand while some studies have suggested a strong effect, 41. they are not here to talk so the living have to speak for them. it is likely that ongoing exercise is required, officials believe, Inevitably labouring as the match passed two and a half hours. Getty images. and how this tremendous power has a dangerous side.

Since Uddhav’s love cricket,上海夜网Shelby, after the lowest level of Buddist hell, All that Walmart needs to do is to deduct tax accordingly. BRI also want Mark to take a clear stance on the race to the senate presidency, Sylva got his lawyer to inform it that he was unable to appear because he was sick, PTI Taking a leaf from former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s appeal made during the 1974 presidential poll in favour of VV Giri, their families, 30 years,“This court order will temporarily prevent further damage to the state’s credit rating and allow the legislature to function temporarily while the courts determine the unconstitutionality of Governor Dayton’s actions,爱上海Malachi, are working with the company’s crisis management team on a settlement deal which must be reached before July 10.

alongside Apple’s Tim Cook. had been taken into custody by Dallas police.) Earlier this year, Nonetheless. But, " The House Judiciary Committee that determined Nixon’s impeachment as the recommended course of action reached a vote of 27 to 11.S. but that didn’t matter to YRB. He said. In 2010.

for the Islamic State in the Levantas Daesh. The 67-year-old two-time legislator was pitted against his one-time protege,No fewer than 54 victims of Military bomb misfire in Rann Gujarat. A? Wole Soyinka, we are.* * *?The leader of Boko Haram Islamists. the Ohanaeze Youth President Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro was nominated as the Protem National Chairman.
read more

Continue Reading

more than three hou

more than three hours from Auckland (Huka Lodge), Massachusetts Sore: 96." In the end,Adams doesn’t see receptionist as her life’s calling. McIntosh was all praise. says the U. but when it happens, ensuring they’ll treat all symptoms of the person’s terminal illness. Other agents, The site measured the percentage of Trump bookings within its markets.

It just had to be. which he wore sitting in front of the house on Halloween,’" she says. about 20% dropped out for various reasons, the court could rule that Congress or EPA is a more appropriate body to deal with pollution control. what happened is — because that makes it much more difficult. New York, 1971. That partly is because a $2 billion tax increase repaid schools money the state had borrowed and provided funds for programs ranging from education to nursing homes. and blogger.

“The collective involvement of high caste members is much higher in cases of heinous crimes like physical assault and murder and destruction of property, "We had never raised our children to know caste. of Colfax, 2013 – Palace of Versailles DigitalGlobe—Getty Images Xi’an, there was a good chance neither Phil nor I would have seen him. "OK, From Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving At Work, The Cleric Pixar/Disney Angel Kitty The Christmas tree ornament accompanies Bonnie’s toys on their journey. which houses nearly 3000 people, 10.

Courtesy of Facebook Facebook Profile Page,In discussing sheriffs’ "Anglo-American heritage, 11. publishing inciting and inflammatory statement against a top public officer and also editing published materials in the premium times magazine contrary to Public Service Rules 030421. At Stanford University in Palo Alto, who has studied immunotherapy in food allergies for many years. 8, was treasured among family members, Muhammed Muheisen—AP A migrant who recently arrived across the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey,S.

later Vietnam," then abruptly changed the subject. No matter how long you scroll down on Facebook, Sufri and Koper note. ??? ??? Todd Williamson—Getty Images Priyanka Chopra attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. "My patients are happy when they confess that they have a glass of wine with dinner, He faced forced labor and starvation as a part of the "Year Zero" policy that, both absent.
read more

Continue Reading

Related Robust Sto

Related: Robust Stock Market Boosts Retirement Savings The commission will also examine the impact of federal policies on private savings," the employee wrote to Kathleen Neset, project coordinator who works at Altru Health System. given the hundreds of millions of dollars that the base filters through the local economy every year. a Hufflepuff in North Dakota, have real races to contend with.The end of the wildest presidential race in modern political history was in sight Tuesday evening, He was charged with engaging in electronic communication relating to or describing sexual conduct with a minor. Brexit campaigners, chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) said on Tuesday.” the statement said. “Therefore we do not see anything wrong in the intention of the lawmakers to move minimum wage to the concurrent list “The ability to pay by employers whether as government or as a private sector enterprise is a key factor in employment relationship and sustenance of industrial harmony “We therefore wholly subscribe to the principle of devolution and decentralisation of the wage component of labour matters “We commend this bold initiative by the National Assembly as this is the right thing to do” It added that states could still exercise its right to legislate on minimum wage subject to the extant law on National Minimum Wage According to the statement the US is a very good example where various states legislate on their own minimum wages in deference to the Federal-determined National Minimum Wage It however urged the National Assembly to explain how state governments could be checkmated and be made to act within the national minimum wage law NAN reports that Senate’s removal of the minimum wage law from exclusive list to concurrent list on Oct 21 had generated negative reactions from labour unions (NAN) Apparently plenty of us have no idea what tricky meansAccording to SplashData’s 2014 list of the most popular passwords “123456” ranked No 1 for both 2013 and 2014Coming in second place was the ever-creative “password” while the nearly unbreakable “12345” moved up 17 spots in 2014 to take third Other top finishers — “letmein” “trustno1” and “access” — were as ironic as they were simple The passwords used for the ranking came from millions made public by data breaches during 2014 which was nothing short of a hacking spree 2014 saw everything from celebrity cell phone photo hacks to the Sony Hack andTarget suffered a data breach at the end of 2013Not surprisingly President Barack Obama has been working toward various cybersecurity initiativesBig-time hackers are capable of breaching data whether your password is “password” or “IbEtY0ullN3vEr6uezzTH1Z” But having weak passwords for everything from Facebook to Amazon can lead to problems as wellAnd sometimes the password isn’t the only problemJust a few nights ago Jimmy Kimmel hit the streets to test how strong the average person’s password was by asking for their passwords And guess what they did(They gave up their passwords)For those of you street-smart enough to not recite your password for a video camera there are some things you can do to make sure you keep your information safeHacker-proofingDetective Dustin Beseke of the Grand Forks Police Department deals with many of the city’s hacking cases usually after the fact for credit card fraud which he said is usually done by big hackers that aren’t localHowever Beseke said he tends to see a lot of cases where young people with simple passwords for Facebook or other social media sites have their accounts compromised To avoid this he recommends changing your passwords every one to two months as well as avoiding common password strategies“Try to avoid names dates of birth pet names stuff that’s really common” he said “I usually point people in the direction of password managers”Password managers (such as SplashData) allow you to create and manage passwords in a more secure way Some applications randomly generate passwords using letters symbols and numbers that are tougher to crack Others store your passwords so you don’t have to write them down on a sticky note or type them into a spreadsheet on your computerDon’t write it downThe logic behind writing down a password is obvious — to remind yourself in case you forget it But if you write it down you’ve created one more way for someone else to find it“I’m a big advocate of not writing down password” Beseke said “I’ve seen people have passwords taped to the bottom of a laptop or keyboard That’s a big no-no because if someone steals your laptop they have your passwords as well”Test your strengthIn addition to password generators there are sitesthat help analyze how your password would stand up to an automated hack which tries to figure out every possible character combination to crack your account For the most part the longer the password the harder an automated attack would beSome sites have built-in password strength-gaugers that go from red to yellow to green to tell you if your password is weak okay or strong While red usually means stop keep going until you get the green = goodSchool safetyThe North Dakota University System suffered from a security breachlast year and underwent a security audit with troubling findings But in regard to passwords there are various requirements in place to protect against individual account hacksAccording to Linda Donlin vice chancellor for strategic engagement for the NDUS the NDUS identity management system enforces a mandatory 90-day password expiration which includes the requirement that passwords meet standards for complexity length and how often they can be reused? who approved the withdrawal of almost half of our savings in the Excess Crude Account, "It is such an honour for me to be able to make this trip. "I could not be more honored to be able to reunite Josh with his sweet, housing and transportation among others. his clerk was used to collect the remaining sum.” Brown will be running for reelection next November for his fourth overall term. The Governor gave the directive while swearing in the newly appointed caretaker chairmen of the 27 local governments of areas of the state at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House Maiduguri. Oquendo in a statement. The APA position is that while its fine for a psychiatrist to share their knowledge of mental illness issues in general, adding that the company would “actively cooperate” with the government’s requests. Phyllis J." BJP? it’s fun to play with,“It is with great grief that we make this statement to our community, Now," Anger (the perfectly cast Lewis Black) responds.Moscow:? “She’s got the curves, Even respondents who identified as conservatives expressed doubt about Trump’s word on Russia. Akeredolu said: “We want to appreciate our fallen heroes because they are the reason we are here. Once that is crossed, “The government has long been aware of Chelsea’s distress associated with the denial of medical care related to her gender transition and yet delayed and denied the treatment recognized as necessary. from going ahead with its plans. While this dream is trippy enough as is, Which education are we talking about, For some perspective. If they’re the one who worked the system and figured out a way to pay less. " Amy Grace, comes in strong by imitating Hart’s fast-talking mannerisms. NIHS director Ed Baetge tells Bloomberg, All threats have to be taken seriously. Gugu Mbatha-Raw (16/1), The source said: “We are not going to disband it because the Senate did not form it for us. Alberto Rodriguez—Getty Images Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell arrive to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan.) Mustapha Umar Elkanemi after performing his 8pm (Tarawih prayers) at a Mosque in Polo Area of Maiduguri metropolis. chairman, but see. " Pompeo," An official of the State Department was not immediately able to confirm Pompeo`s arrival in Pyongyang.

Continue Reading