Province Seeking Help in Cleanup

first_imgThe province is looking for volunteers to help cut and removetree debris in areas affected by Hurricane Juan. “Cleanup is progressing as quickly as possible,” said ErnestFage, Minister responsible for the Emergency MeasuresOrganization. “In order to speed things along we are enlistingthe help of people who are available to help in the clean-upoperation.” Individuals who are trained and experienced in wood cutting andwho have their own safety equipment are encouraged to contact theEmergency Measures Organization at 902-424-5620. -30-last_img

Drew Brees Donates 50000 To Help Flood Victims In Texas

first_imgNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are helping families affected by major flooding in Texas.The couple teamed up with Convoy of Hope and donated $50,000 to assist families as they recover from the flooding. Convoy of Hope has already distributed food, water and other much-needed supplies in Texas communities that flooded.“Convoy of Hope is an organization committed to helping people who are suffering,” says Brees. “As we’ve done in the past, we’re honored to help them reach families who need help.”The gift from the Brees’ also enabled Convoy of Hope to send multiple disaster response vehicles into the affected areas including a mobile command center, heavy equipment truck, refrigerated trailer loaded with relief supplies, two debris removal trailers, a debris removal van, a volunteer coordination trailer, equipment trailer and two field utility vehicles.Brees and The Brees Dream Foundation first partnered with Convoy of Hope after an EF-5 tornado slammed Joplin, Mo., in 2011. Since 2013, the organizations have continued to work together in recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy.“We truly appreciate Drew and Brittany’s partnership,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “Their personal generosity and their work through The Brees Dream Foundation has given many people help and hope during desperate times.”last_img read more

Despite assault allegation Wab Kinew still NDP frontrunner analyst

first_imgKathleen Martens APTN National NewsA accusation of domestic abuse from a former partner may slow Wab Kinew’s bid to lead the Manitoba New Democrats. But a political scientist says it won’t bring it to a complete stop.“It’s not a great time on the eve of the convention that his ex-girlfriend’s stepping forward,” said University of Manitoba professor Chris Adams. “But he’s still the frontrunner.”Kinew, a prominent Indigenous politician in Manitoba, is battling NDP veteran Steve Ashton for the crown in Saturday’s leadership race. The party is hoping a new leader will restore public confidence and return it to power in the next election.Questions about Kinew’s fitness for office have dogged his ascent through party ranks. He was only elected MLA for Fort Rouge last year. Prior to that he worked as a broadcaster and musician, with a taste for raunchy lyrics and alcohol that led to a charge of driving while impaired.Kinew has since been pardoned for that charge and says he’s outgrown his wild ways and brushes with the law.He denied he was violent towards his former partner in 2003.“That never happened,” he told APTN Thursday. “The matter was investigated and the charges were dropped.”That much is true. Two charges of assault involving the woman were stayed by the Crown in 2004.But the woman, Tara Hart of Winnipeg, in an interview with APTN Thursday, alleged Kinew threw or pushed her causing carpet burns. She said she ended the two-year relationship immediately.News of the past criminal allegations was made public by Ashton. Something Hart said took her by surprise.“I have not talked to Tara Hart,” Ashton said Friday. “I’ve seen what she has said and that’s one courageous woman. And I believe Tara Hart.”Hart has said she would have preferred the matter remain private.Meanwhile, Adams says the disclosure puts “some wind in Steve Ashton’s sails.” But not enough to knock Kinew off course.He predicts a Kinew victory and says the new leader will hit the badly needed “re-set button” for the NDP.kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

Uber in Morocco Hires Its First Female Driver

Rabat – Uber Morocco, the driving service that has taken Morocco by storm with its controversial news about “Western Sahara” in recent days, has made the news again. This time on a different note; one that sets the stone to more job opportunities across the nation.A few days after its launch in Casablanca, Uber Morocco has hired its first female driver. Ihsan, a 27 year-old Moroccan woman is now driving Uber customers around the streets of Casablanca.Ihsan, a trained driver is very happy with her job and says to the HuffPost “I’ve been on the road for six months, and I have never encountered difficulties. The people are friendly and pleasantly surprised to be accompanied by a female driver. Some clients feel more comfortable opening up and even share confidences with me.” She enjoys feeling useful and contributing to the lives of the residents and visitors. Filled with joy, this platinum blonde lady loves her new occupation.The HuffPost recounts how Ihsan, a former employee of the textile industry feels: “Since a little girl I was passionate about cars. I couldn’t wait to get my permit and my professional driver’s license to drive as much as possible.”Uber supports equality of men and women and even partners with UN Women to carry on their vision. This brave move “is a pride” for the company whose director in Morocco is also a woman.At this rate, as Uber Morocco expands across the nation, there will be more stories to share.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Lack of funds forces UN agency to halt food aid to 140000

Food distribution for 140,000 Azerbaijanis displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Armenia a decade ago will come to a complete halt next month because of a $10 million shortfall in aid sought for the three-year operation by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “We have tried everything, even halving the rations last month, but we just don’t have enough food stocks left to go around,” WFP Country Director Rahman Chowdhury said. “Most of the displaced are so poor they don’t have the means to buy food. It’s a dreadful situation, especially in winter, when temperatures drop to minus 20 degrees celsius.” Three quarters of those affected are women and children, a large number of them still living in makeshift shelters like railway cars and dugouts. Only WFP ‘s school feeding programme that supplies food to 5,300 primary school children will continue, but on a limited scale. One essential ingredient of the take-home rations, which are being provided to the youngsters five days a week, is vitamin-fortified wheat soya blend, whose stocks will also run out in January, Mr. Chowdhury said. WFP sought $21 million for the operation, which started in January 2003. Since 1994, the agency has been pivotal in assisting hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis displaced by the conflict in which more than 600,000 people fled from Nagorno-Karabakh the region, now occupied by Armenia, to other parts of Azerbaijan. Most of the displaced live in remote areas of western Azerbaijan, such as Agjabedi and Imishli regions, where employment possibilities are extremely limited. read more

Ohio State mens hockey set to open regular season

Senior forward Alex Szczechura moves the puck forward in a game against Michigan Feb. 23. OSU lost, 6-3. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s hockey team opens its 2013-2014 regular season Friday, taking on Miami (Ohio) in a home-and-home series.Coming off a 9-1 victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in an exhibition game last Saturday, the Buckeyes (16-17-7 in 2012-13) are looking to start the regular season strong against the No. 2-ranked Redhawks.This will be the Buckeyes’ first regular season game under coach Steve Rohlik, who took over as head coach in April for Mark Osiecki, who was let go after three seasons at the helm. Rohlik said he believes the team’s depth will be advantageous as it plays Miami.“I think we’ve got a lot of guys that can play and contribute, and I think we’ve got to use that to our advantage,” Rohlik said. “We’re not going to depend on one guy all night long or two guys. We’re going to have to play four lines in 60 (minutes) every night, and I think hopefully we can wear teams down.”Senior forward Alex Szczechura said he knows that although the series is non-conference, it still holds as much weight as any Big Ten matchup.“Miami’s a huge rival — they always will be at Ohio State,” Szczechura said. “We’re going to go into this game the same way we always have.”This will be the first season OSU will compete as part of the brand new Big Ten Conference in men’s ice hockey. Previously, the Buckeyes were members of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The current six-team Big Ten Conference includes OSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin.“With football and basketball — they’re in the Big Ten Conference — now they ask you what league you play in, you can say, ‘We play in the Big Ten,’ and it definitely give us a little more publicity,” Szczechura said.Coach Rohlik added that even though OSU will compete as a member of the Big Ten now, it won’t have any bearing on the Buckeyes’ mentality as they take on Miami.“All the leagues have shaken up a little bit here,” Rohlik said. “More importantly, for us, we know we’re playing Miami — it’s right down the road, they’ve got a great program and we’ve had pretty good battles with them over the last few years — and I think more important than what league is versus what, it’s us versus Miami.”Senior forward Travis Statchuk said the team is ready to embrace the changes it has faced — being a part of the newly formed Big Ten Conference, having a new head coach and new additions to the team — and take them head-on.“Obviously, a lot of things went down this year,” Statchuk said. “I think just a whole new league, new staff, new team. Obviously, we’re just really excited to get going.”The teams will face off in the Schottenstein Center Friday and in Oxford Saturday. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. for both games. read more

Football and basketball punishments differ drastically in Ohio State selfreported NCAA violations

Former five-star prospect and now-Penn State defensive end Micah Parsons (left) poses for a photo with former Ohio State running back Eddie George (right) at the set of College GameDay on Sept. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOne football recruit and a group of three men’s basketball recruits went on their official visits to Ohio State and took trips to the set of College GameDay before the football team’s game against Oklahoma on Sept. 9. Both parties walked onto the stage of College GameDay and met with former Ohio State quarterback and ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, former Ohio State running back and celebrity guest picker Eddie George and two other ESPN analysts. The visits, it turns out, weren’t permitted, and Ohio State ended up self-reporting three NCAA violations for reach program.But the Ohio State football program issued a much harsher self-imposed punishment from the university than the basketball program, despite the exact same violations occurring at the same location on the same day. As part of its self-imposed punishment, the football program agreed to end its recruitment of former five-star defensive end and now-Penn State freshman Micah Parsons, who was declared ineligible to compete for Ohio State, while issuing a one-game suspension to the football recruiting assistant — Ed Terwilliger — who brought Parsons to the stage. The NCAA agreed with the action and decided no further action should be taken.However, Ohio State did not give its men’s basketball program nearly as harsh of a punishment. In fact, it’s possible two of the prospects have already signed with the Buckeyes for next season. The self-imposed punishments were not harsh enough for the NCAA, which added three additional sanctions including one that made the three recruits temporarily ineligible and required Ohio State to apply for reinstatement in order them to play for the Buckeyes. Both Cleveland.com and 247Sports reported three basketball prospects visited Ohio State that weekend: Elijah Weaver, Luther Muhammad and Jaedon LeDee. Muhammad and Ledee have since signed letters of commitment with Ohio State and will join the program in the fall. The two were seen at St. John Arena that day and tweeted about their visits during that weekend.LeDee committed on Sept. 19 while Muhammad joined him on Sept. 22. The violation was not reported until Nov. 16. Ohio State was unwilling to confirm whether Weaver, Muhammad and LeDee were the three prospects in the violation.Despite committing the same NCAA infractions, the basketball program continued its recruitment of the three basketball players and did not suspend the staff member — director of player development Scoonie Penn — who allowed the prospects to walk onto the stage and set area. Instead, the program was forbidden from returning to the set of any future College GameDay sets over the remainder of the 2017-18 school year and letters of education regarding the violation of the bylaws were sent to both the basketball program and the producers and analysts of GameDay, according to the report obtained by The Lantern.As noted, the NCAA did not agree with Ohio State’s action and decided to impose three additional penalties, according to Ohio State’s compliance department.It declared the three prospects ineligible, requiring Ohio State to apply for reinstatement for the student-athletes involved in the violation from the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement staff. This specific sanction matches what Ohio State self-imposed in its punishment of the football program.Eddie George, Lee Corso & Kirk Herbstreit make their game predictions on the ESPN College GameDay broadcast during the 2017 Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe NCAA also issued a reduction of “two recruiting person days” and forced Penn to sit out one game. The Lantern reached out to the NCAA for comment about the current eligibility status of the basketball recruits, but did not receive a response in time for publication. David Ridpath, an Ohio University professor and former compliance director at Marshall, said he expects the two players to be reinstated quickly and that the process is more of a formality than anything else. He cited his own personal experience, where at Marshall, the program self-reported a violation in the morning, had the player ineligible, contacted the NCAA and had the player reinstated before the end of the day.“If it’s something very minor and I look at this as pretty innocuous with the basketball players, it can happen relatively quick,” Ridpath said. “But I’d be stunned if it’s not done in a little while, but certainly it would be done by the season and they don’t really have anything to worry about.”The main difference between the punishment for the football program and that of the men’s basketball program is neither the university’s compliance department nor the NCAA told the program it could not recruit any of the three basketball players. This calls into question how Ohio State decided to determine the self-imposed punishments and why they differed so drastically. Ohio State did not comment on the discrepancy in the the self-imposed punishments.After learning of the self-imposed punishment on Ohio State’s football program, Parsons’ father, Terrance, told The Lantern that he believed the recruitment of his son ended because of a tweet his son had sent out after the Oklahoma game that then-redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins should replace then-redshirt senior J.T. Barrett.Parsons said he and his son were supposed to meet head coach Urban Meyer the next day, but did not see him and were not contacted by Ohio State after the Oklahoma game except for a brief exchange with Meyer. He said no one ever notified him of the violation, which Ohio State reported on Sept. 26.The idea of Ohio State using this to smoothen the ending of the recruitment is not far-fetched to Ridpath. He said that if a program decided it no longer wanted to pursue a player, an NCAA violation would be a convenient excuse to tell the recruit that they can’t be recruited anymore because of a violation. Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit react to being served a ‘Thurmanator’ from The Thurman Cafe in Columbus during the ESPN College GameDay broadcast for the 2017 OSU- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“I think Mr. Parsons is spot-on correct,” Ridpath said. “Is that nefarious of Ohio State? Not really. They’re playing the game and they’re playing it pretty effectively to be honest with you.”In both instances, the same three NCAA bylaws were broken.Though it was not a violation to meet with the former Buckeyes, it was a violation for all recruits to meet with other members of the media during an official visit. The contact broke two NCAA bylaws that state members of the media may not be present during a school’s recruiting contact with the prospect. In both cases, the prospects entered the stage and set area, which is not accessible to the general public, which broke the third NCAA bylaw.Both Ridpath and Don Jackson — an attorney from Montgomery, Alabama, with experience representing college athletes — said they believe the punishment for Micah Parsons was excessive, given the type of violation. Jackson called it an “awfully serious sanction for this violation.”Ohio State reported the football program’s violations in September, but did not report the basketball program’s violations until November. Jackson said because Ohio State self-imposed a much more severe punishment on the football program before and set a precedent for a harsh penalty, the sanctions self-imposed by the basketball program did not appear to be enough in the eyes of the NCAA.“Had they self-reported the offenses or the violations and self-imposed the less-severe sanctions, it’s quite possible that the NCAA might have accepted that,” Jackson said. “Unless there was some degree of intentional conduct or a past history of compliance issues in a particular program, this was not a significant violation.”Terrance Parsons declined to comment on the matter, saying he just wanted to put the whole incident behind him and his family.“Well I think it’s important to say, I don’t think Ohio State’s done anything bad or wrong here,” Ridpath said. “They’ve done the reporting and there’s two different results really because of the way they reported it and I think they have to be honest that Micah Parsons wasn’t part of their plans anymore. These three basketball players — even though one wasn’t — obviously [were].”Correction: Don Jackson was misidentified as “Brown” on second reference instead of “Jackson” on three occasions. He also was incorrectly quoted in the story as saying “awful” instead of “awfully.” The Lantern regrets and apologizes for this error. read more

First nonEuropean EHF CL Final4 MVP is Diego Simonet – Gensheimers hattrick

The Argentinian star Diego Simonet became the first ever non-European player as MVP of the VELUX EHF Champions League Final4.The 29-years old playmaker, who became world-known at World Championship 2011 in Sweden, had a crucial role in both victories of his Montpellier Handball at Lanxess Arena.The German left wing Uwe Gensheimer received the award again, like in 2011 (118 goals for Rhein-Neckar Löwen) and 2017 (115 goals for PSG), netting 92 times this season, for the TOP scorer of the season.“This trophy is not only individual, it is a team thing. Without the passes of my teammates, I cannot score. I would immediately swap those awards for the big trophy, as handball is a team sport and everything is about this big trophy,” Gensheimer was still disappointed after finishing third. “We are disappointed because we wanted to win the trophy, but this chance was over after we played under our normal level yesterday.”, said Uwe for ehfcl.comMacedonian handball icon, Kiril Lazarov (HBC Nantes) is the new all-time record scorer at VELUX EHF FINAL4 events. He netted 14 goals to become untouchable with 65 goals, nine more than previous leaders Momir Ilic and Filip Jicha (56 each).PHOTO: Jozo Cabraja Diego SimonetMVP HandballUwe Gensheimer ← Previous Story SYMBOL OF PERSISTANCE: Patrice Canayer wins it again – 40th trophy in 24 years! Next Story → YOUNG WORLD PLAYER 2017/18: Who will inherit Sander Sagosen on the throne? read more

DirecTV to launch 3D channel 3net on February 13

first_imgLast month, Discovery Communications announced branding for a new 3D television network called 3net which was created as part of a joint venture with Sony and IMAX. Discovery made the announcement during a Sony press event at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. Discovery’s other properties include the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and the recently launched Oprah Winfrey network called OWN.3net will officially launch this year thanks to the network’s first distribution deal with DirecTV. The network plans to offer full programming for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and maintains the world’s largest library of native 3D television content. 3net will be offered on DirecTV channel 107 and will kick off programming on February 13 at 8pm with world-premieres of new, one-hour 3D programs including:CHINA REVEALED (8:00 PM)China’s beauty is little seen, often hidden and always surprising.  This hour-long series explores the thronging cities, epic vistas and spiritual heartlands of this huge and mysterious nation in stunning 3D.  Produced by Natural History New Zealand Ltd.INTO THE DEEP 3D (9:00 PM)This IMAX special takes audiences on a spectacular three-dimensional exploration of the undersea world. Using the IMAX 3D camera in its underwater housing for the first time, this film captures unique marine life and magnificent underwater vistas.FORGOTTEN PLANET (10:00 PM)Explore the strangest places on earth – once vibrant cities now completely devoid of all humanity.  This series of one-hour programs imagines the world humans will one day leave behind by exploring what we’ve already abandoned.  Produced by Flight 33 Productions.New programming will continue to debut every night in February beginning at 9pm EST.Read more at the 3net press releaseBrian’s OpinionIf there is going to be a 3D network succeed, this one may be it. IMAX was first on the scene with their 3D films so the company brings to the venture years of content that will work well on the new network. Discovery’s experience with networks along with their own programming also helps to round out an impressive library of content. Of course, if a 3D television network is going to be successful it needs to make sure viewers have access to 3D televisions.Like HD televisions, 3D television will continue to reduce in price and within a few years I’m sure there will be a pretty significant footprint of 3D viewers. Where 3net has the advantage now is that it will be one of the first networks to capture 3D viewers. There are some risks to being first, but there are also rewards. If 3net can secure other deals with satellite and cable providers those rewards will continue to grow.last_img read more

La mission de Discovery prolongée de 24 heures

first_imgLa mission de Discovery prolongée de 24 heuresLa NASA a annoncé que la mission de la navette Discovery, amarrée à l’ISS (Station spatiale internationale), pourrait être prolongée d’une journée afin de permettre la fin de l’aménagement du module Leonardo.Vingt-quatre heures, c’est le temps supplémentaire dont dispose la navette Discovery pour terminer sa mission. L’objectif est alors d’achever l’aménagement de Leonardo, un module de fret multifonctionnel qui doit être ce jour attaché définitivement à la Station spatiale internationale, rapporte l’AFP. Un allongement de temps qu’ont approuvé les responsables de l’ISS, dont le commandant de la Station, Scott Kelly.Avec ce délai accordé, la mission Discovery est prévue pour durer 12 jours au lieu de 11, dont huit journées amarrée à l’ISS. Cette mission a vu la sortie orbitale de deux astronautes hier. Celle-ci a duré un peu plus de six heures malgré un léger problème technique.Le 1 mars 2011 à 13:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Amazon Teases Middleearth Map for Its New Lord of the Rings Series

first_imgStay on target There aren’t many details available on Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series. However, Amazon just teased a Middle-earth map on Twitter, and it might give some clues about the show.On Wednesday, The Lord of the Rings on Prime posted its first-ever tweet. It contained a famous quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings series, who said, “I wisely started with a map.”  Two days later, this minimalistic map showed up on the series’ Twitter account, and it’s a vast, minimal landscape of mountains, oceans, and lands on Middle-earth. Amazon didn’t disclose a premiere date or casting details for the show yet. Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls center_img Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, pic.twitter.com/unJj1Bpde1— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) February 15, 2019“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,” said the description below the map. Amazon, once again, isn’t dishing on much information here. However, Amazon is allowing fans to download and explore the Middle-earth map on its Lord of the Rings Prime site. They can zoom in via compass direction and also access the show’s social channels with a few clicks.Amazon didn’t give any other Lord of the Rings updates yet, but the map is a fun introduction to the upcoming fantasy series.More on Geek.com:Amazing Photos of the Forest Where J.R.R. Tolkien Played as a Child‘Tolkien’ Tells Epic Story of ‘Lord of the Rings’ Creator J.R.R. TolkienNeil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ Fantasy Series Is Coming to Amazon on May 31last_img read more

Balboa Parks Food Truck Fridays

first_img Mark Mathis, Mark Mathis Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitter Kick off your summer weekends in style every Friday evening at Balboa Park’s hottest after-hours event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks parked on the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway.Now in its third year, Food Truck Fridays is a program of the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department. June 15, 2018center_img Updated: 11:00 PM Balboa Park’s Food Truck Fridays Posted: June 15, 2018last_img

No more than one hour of screen time for kids under 5

first_img Tags 1:07 Kid-proof your streaming services Now playing: Watch this: 0 Post a comment The younger your child is the more screen time might be harming them, says the World Health Organization. Mark Makela/Getty Images Devices are part of our everyday lives. But the World Health Organization says it’s important to a child’s healthy development that screens not become integral too soon.In a report released Wednesday, WHO said, to be healthy, children under 5 years old should be spending less time staring at screens and more time playing. Translation: No more than one hour of screen time.WHO is concerned that too much screen time paired with sedentary behavior in children under 5 can lead to inadequate sleep and low activity levels. Read more: Screen time is ruining adults too. Here are 11 ways to cut back | Your ‘screenome’ might be much more important than screen time.”Improving physical activity, reducing sedentary time and ensuring quality sleep in young children will improve their physical, mental health and wellbeing, and help prevent childhood obesity and associated diseases later in life,” Dr. Fiona Bull, program manager for surveillance and population-based prevention of noncommunicable diseases at WHO, said in a release.Here are WHO’s recommendations on screen time:For Infants under 1, no screen time at all. Infants should be active several times a day through floor-based play. If the baby isn’t mobile, they should have at least 30 minutes of “tummy time” throughout the day. Infants shouldn’t be restrained for more than one hour at a time in strollers, high chairs or strap-on carriers. Screen time isn’t recommended for 1-year-olds, and WHO suggests less than an hour a day for 2-year-olds. Children 1 to 2 years old should have about three hours of physical activity throughout the day and not be restrained for more than one hour at a time.3- to 4-year-olds shouldn’t go over one hour of screen time. Kids this age should participate in about three hours worth of physical activity per day.  Share your voice Wellnesslast_img read more

8 killed during armed clashes in Kashmir

first_imgKashmiri villagers look on during the funeral procession of a militant commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Naseer Pandith, at Pulwama in the South of Srinagar on May 16, 2019. Three Kashmiri fighters, an Indian soldier and a local civilian were killed on May 14 morning during a gunbattle between militants and Indian government forces, reports said. Photo: AFPTwo separate gun battles between rebels and government forces in restive Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday left eight dead including six suspected rebels, police said.A firefight broke out before dawn when government forces besieged a residential area in the city of Pulwama after being told about the presence of anti-India insurgents.Police said that militants fired at the soldiers and a young man, in whose house the militants were hiding, was killed in the crossfire.”After the security forces retaliated, three terrorists were killed in the ensuing encounter and their bodies retrieved,” a police statement said, referring to the suspected rebels.The slain militants belonged to Pakistan based Jaishe-e-Mohammad militant group, two of whom were locals while the other was a Pakistani citizen, the statement added.The dead civilian’s brother was also wounded during the gun battle.Soldiers surrounded an orchard in neighbouring Shopian district where a group of rebels were hiding, sparking another fierce gun battle that lasted hours and ended with the deaths of three militants.”All the three terrorists found in the orchard were killed in the encounter,” regional inspector general of police Swayam Prakash Pani told AFP.Pani said both the shootouts were a result of deliberate “counter-terrorist operations”.Yet another gun battle broke out in the forests of frontier Kupwara area near the heavily militarised Line of Control that divides the disputed region between India and Pakistan, a police officer said. No casualties were reported in that incident.Rebel groups have for decades fought against Indian soldiers deployed in the part of Kashmir controlled by New Delhi, seeking the Himalayan territory’s merger with Pakistan or outright independence.The conflict has left tens of thousands dead, mostly civilians.At least 83 rebels have been killed in armed clashes with Indian forces so far this year.Last year was the deadliest in a decade when around 600 were killed including soldiers, rebels and civilians.Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule of the subcontinent in 1947. Both claim the territory in full.New Delhi regularly blames Pakistan for helping the rebels, an allegation denied by Islamabad, which says it only provides moral and diplomatic support to a Kashmiri struggle for right to self-determination.last_img read more

My Activity reveals how much Google knows about you

first_imgMy Activity reveals how much Google knows about you by Martin Brinkmann on June 30, 2016 in Companies, Google – Last Update: October 24, 2018 – 20 commentsMy Activity is a new, centralized service by Google that reveals how much Google knows about you as it displays the recorded Google activity history to you.Up until now, when you wanted to know what Google knows about you, you had to use multiple tools to find out about that.There was one for YouTube videos, another for search, a third for advertisement, a fourth for locations, and so on and so forth.My Activity by Google combines all these in a simple chronological listing that you can go through easily.The product is Google’s latest effort to improve transparency and give users more control over (some) of the data that it collects.Google My ActivityA short intro is displayed to you on first load that highlights the benefits of My Activity (rediscover, Google’s benefit, and control).Your Google activity is loaded afterward in a chronological stream. Entries are sorted by date, and next to them are the activity types listed that Google recorded for that date.You may see search listed there, help, news, YouTube, or other popular Google services. A bar underneath each type highlights its weight in comparison to the other types.Each record is listed with the time, the URL that was visited, and additional information such as search terms or URLs.A click on the three dots next to a date displays an option to delete the record, while a click on the same icon next to a record options to delete it or display details about it.The top features search and filter options. You may type to find specific Google records of interest, or use the filter to limit records by date or product.Filters include YouTube, Voice & Audio, Maps, Google Now, Play, Search and others.Note: Google made it easier recently to delete all of your search history.Managing your Google ActivityThe menu at the top holds several interesting options. First, you may switch from bundle view to item view using it.Bundle view, the default view mode, bundles related items while item view displays them individually instead.There is also a select option to select multiple history items using checkboxes to move them to the trash at once.Google displays a prompt the first time you delete records stating that these records help Google improve your experience when using company services.It confirms as well that the records are deleted permanently.The third and final option provides you with options to delete activity by selecting time periods. You may select “all time” and other presets such as “the last 30 days”, or specify a time period manually instead.To delete Google records by type, run a search or use the filtering system instead, and select the “delete results” option from the menu instead.Activity ControlsThe Activity Controls page lists the current status of Google products and services in regards to tracking.The following Google products are listed on the page:Web & App ActivityLocation HistoryDevice InformationVoice & Audio ActivityYouTube Search HistoryYouTube Watch HistoryA slider next to each item toggles the status between the active and paused status. There is also a manage activity link that loads various timeline pages on Google to display the data and controls.You may click on “Other Google activity” on the frontpage of My Activity to display links to yet even more activity and history pages.Check out our overview of Activity Controls and its functionality here.Control your Google adsGoogle revamped the advertisement control pages as well. It offers two of them, one for logged in Google users and another for users who are not logged into a Google account.The authenticated page lets you switch interests based ads on or off, and explains what they are used for and the difference between the two.Basically, when turned on, ads will be delivered based on previous account activity while they won’t be based on Google data collected about you when turned off.The signed out page offers two controls for interest based ads. The first controls the ads experience on third-party sites, for instance those using Google Adsense, the second Google Search ads.You may turn off both individually on the page.Google is rolling out the updates currently which means that you may not have access to some or even all of the new tools right now. It will take some time before they are made available to all users.Now you: Surprised about what Google knows about you?SummaryArticle NameMy Activity reveals how much Google knows about youDescriptionMy Activity is a new, centralized service by Google that reveals how much Google knows about you by displaying your Google activity history.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Cruise line sales teams get the benefit of CLIAs certification programs

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> WASHINGTON — CLIA has brought back an expanded certification program for cruise line sales teams, offering the equivalent of CLIA’s existing Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC), Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC) or Elite Cruise Counsellor (ECC) certifications, minus the product knowledge component.Initial participants “committing to unprecedented adoption within their sales teams” include Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Avalon Waterways, and Carnival Cruise Line.“CLIA’s dedication to fostering our members’ success is one of the many drivers behind the CLIA Certification for Cruise Lines,” said Stephani E. D. McDow, ECC-s, TAE, Director of Membership & Professional Development, CLIA.“By empowering cruise line teams to undergo the same professional development and certification rigours that our Individual Agent Members experience, we’re providing an opportunity for a more thorough understanding of the investment these outstanding agents have made in themselves, while providing a shared experience that will continue to strengthen the bond between the cruise lines and travel agents.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaCLIA member cruise lines that elect to participate in the program can leverage CLIA’s online training to complete certifications, or schedule in-person trainings featuring CLIA trainers and curriculum. Tags: CLIA, Training Posted bycenter_img Cruise line sales teams get the benefit of CLIA’s certification programs Thursday, January 24, 2019 Travelweek Group last_img read more

Exploring China is made easy with Lufthansa

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Fly to Shanghai for as little as £389 return Use Miles & More to get flights for free For the second consecutive year, Lufthansa won Best Airline in Europe at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, which are voted for by customers. And Skytrax has also awarded Lufthansa the coveted 5-Star Airline status, meaning Lufthansa is ranked among the top 10 premium airlines in the world. Find flights to Shanghai with Lufthansa Hours of entertainment options If you want to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing, experience ‘the Paris of the East’ (Shanghai) or eat melt in your mouth soup dumplings in Hong Kong these great flight deals will surely whet your appetite. Lufthansa was voted Best Airline in Europe in 2018 China is home to ancient wonders and modern marvels, from the breathtaking Great Wall to the spiky futuristic skyline of Shanghai. If you’re planning a trip of a lifetime to the Middle Kingdom, make sure to tick off these 10 must-see destinations in China – all of which are easy to get to with Lufthansa. Find flights to China with Lufthansa Published October 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. You can opt to travel in serious comfort by upgrading to Lufthansa Business Class. Not only do you get a marvellously comfortable seat that transforms into a fully flat bed almost 2 metres long, you also have a personal assistant who will take your coat, serve you a welcome drink and look after your every need. And of course, you get access to the airport Business Lounge as well as fine food served on china plates. The ultimate holiday bucket list for your trip to China Find flights to China with Lufthansa There’s no need for tedious waiting in line when you check-in for a flight with Lufthansa – the airline has a range of hassle-free check-in options. You can check-in online and print out your boarding pass at home, or you can download your boarding pass to your smartphone using the Lufthansa app. Or if you prefer, you can scan your passport and credit card at one of the hundreds of Lufthansa check-in machines at airports worldwide, which will print your boarding pass and give you a number for a baggage counter where you can drop off your luggage. Nice and simple. Find flights to Hong Kong with Lufthansa If you’re planning a trip to see the Forbidden City or experience the shopping wonderland of Hong Kong, Lufthansa has some great flight deals to China. And the airline’s entertainment, upgrade options and service are some of the best in the world – which is why it’s been voted Best Airline in Europe by passengers for two years running. Flexible flights Decided you want to travel a day earlier? Or stay an extra week? No problem – rebooking your flight with Lufthansa is incredibly easy. You can change your flights up to one hour before departure just using your mobile or computer. And if your new flight is cheaper, you’ll get a refund of the difference, minus any fees. Bid to upgrade to Business Class RelatedHoliday in China with these incredible flight deals from LufthansaThis beautifully diverse and vast country spans over nine million kilometres and has so much to offer travellers. Experience a melange of epic history from centuries past with rapid modernisation. 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