Senate Passes Bill For Fair Liquor License

first_imgThis year, following the release of the legislative audit, the board began to crack down on recreational license renewals, with members saying they have no choice under existing state law. Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) sponsored the bill: “Eleven business licenses across the state, including the state fair, were at risk of no longer operating. In largely it’s because of the bureaucracy of the ABC Board (Alcohol Beverage Control Board) just deciding they were going to read the statue in a different way.”  Micciche: “Sometimes government moves away from operating with common sense, and that’s when we have to step in.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate on Monday passed legislation that will allow the fairs in Alaska to continue selling alcohol. The bill passed in the Senate by 19-0, creates several new liquor license types, including a fair license. The bill now moves onto the Alaska House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Fair Micciche says the bill is in response to a more stringent reading of state law by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The measure will also allow skiing and snowboarding under the definition of recreational sites, which Micciche said had been traditionally permissible previously.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 4 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Springfield College

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, MA — The following local Springfield College students were named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2018 term:Kourtney Bolis, majoring in Communication Sciences and DisordersDarin MacEacheron, majoring in Communication/Sport JournalismJoseph Visalli, majoring in Criminal JusticeLindsay Donahue, majoring in Sports BiologyCriteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.About Springfield CollegeSpringfield College is a private, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Nearly 5,000 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Springfield College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

How Did a Rape Victim End Up Jailed — And How Can

first_img 00:00 /10:36 Houston Public Media/ArchiveHarris County Criminal Justice CenterLast December , a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand and said she would not return to testify the next day.Now the woman (referred to as “Jenny” to protect her identity as a rape victim) is suing Harris County, the Harris County Sheriff’s office, a prosecutor and a guard. And her attorney is calling for an independent investigation of the incident.Houston Matters’ producer Edel Howlin explores how the woman ended up housed in the jail in the first place and what steps are being taken to avoid something similar in the future. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share X last_img read more

Srikanth Pawar Sai in 3rd round

first_imgTop seed Kidambi Srikanth alongwith other Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and B Sai Praneeth entered the third round of the Swiss GP Gold badminton championship on Wednesday. World no. 5 Srikanth, who hogged the limelight last year after winning the China Super Series Premier, defeated Germany’s Dieter Domke 21-10, 21-14 to set up a clash with Denmark’s Emil Holst. The 22-year-old from Andra Pradesh had defeated France’s Lucas Corvee 21-18, 21-10 in the opening round. Anand Pawar, seeded 16th, notched up a moral-boosting 13-21 22-20, 21-16 victory over Malaysia’s Daren Liew in the second round. The 28-year-old, who had beaten Switzerland’s Joel Koenig 21-11 21-13 in the opener, will next take on Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai.Rising shuttler B Sai Praneeth prevailed over Malaysia’s Beryno Jiann Tze Wong 21-11 21-13.last_img read more

Hakim files nomination for ward 82 bypoll

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim filed his nomination on Friday, for the by-election in ward 82 which is scheduled to be held on January 6, 2019. The seat fell vacant after sitting Trinamool Congress councillor of ward 82 Pranab Biswas resigned on health grounds. The octogenarian councillor had submitted his resignation to KMC chairperson Mala Roy a few days ago. Hakim said Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has asked him to contest from ward 82 and he would do his best to serve the people. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHakim, who is the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, became a councillor in 2000. Later, he became Member, Mayor-in-Council (Roads). Trinamool has 121 councillors in the 144 member civic board. It had 122 members when the civic election was held in 2015. Sailen Dasgupta of ward 117 died, the by-election for which will be held on December 16. There are 14 Left Front councillors, while BJP and Congress have 5 and 2 respectively. The amendment to the KMC Act, 1980 stipulates that a Mayor can be a non-councillor but he or she will have to win a by-election within 6 months after resuming office.last_img read more

Rep Cole honors local heroes in special 911 tribute

first_img10Sep Rep. Cole honors local heroes in special 9-11 tribute Categories: Cole News,Featured news,News State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, pays tribute to local first responders today during a special ceremony at the Capitol honoring the victims and heroes of 9-11.“As we reflect upon that infamous day on Sept. 11, 2001, I am humbled to be standing alongside Charlevoix Chief of Police and Fire Gerard Doan, and Charlevoix Deputy Sheriff Rob Scholey,” Rep. Cole said. “These two men epitomize the very definition of a hero and have selflessly served our local community day in and day out and it is privilege to have them join me as we unite to pay special tribute to the folks who have paid the ultimate price in sacrifice for their country.”#####LANSING, MI – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona (MIDDLE) welcomed Charlevoix Chief of Police and Fire Gerard Doan (LEFT) and Charlevoix Deputy Sheriff Rob Scholey (RIGHT) at the Capitol today during a special tribute honoring the victims and first responders who lost their lives during the Sept. 11th terrorist attack 14 years ago.center_img Tags: #SB, Cole, Sept 11 tribute last_img read more

Fred Graver Discovery Communications has hired the

first_imgFred GraverDiscovery Communications has hired the global head of TV at social media service Twitter, Fred Graver.The industry veteran will become senior VP of digital content and social for Discovery Digital, the division that Karen Leever oversees.Graver will oversee Discovery’s digital networks teams across the US, and report to Discovery’s executive VP and general manager of digital media, Leever. He will be based in New York.Graver’s time at Twitter saw him build the site’s US television business as head of TV. He then became global head of TV creative, where he built a global television business.In the latter post, he built and managed programmes in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.This included global engagement strategies for The Voice in twelve territories and Big Brother in six.Before Twitter, he was EVP of programming at Travel Channel and SVP at MTV Networks (now Viacom Media Networks).Leever said Graver “brings with him a wealth of experience and a passion for the Discovery brands”.“As a creative visionary, he is perfectly suited to drive our networks’ digital and social strategies forward as we continue to pursue our goal of creating iconic Discovery content for audiences across all platforms,” he added.Leever was hired from satcaster DirecTV in October 2016 to lead Discovery’s digital media activities.Since then, executives such as The Huffington Post’s Nathan Browen and former E! Entertainment president Suzanne Kolb have joined Discovery’s digital division.“The Discovery brands speak directly to every meaningful group on the internet, through authentic, real, and hugely entertaining programming,” said Graver. “The creative teams here are the best in the business, both on air and on digital, and I look forward to working with them. It will be a thrill and a challenge to drive new audiences on every platform and device.”Twitter, meanwhile, this year has launched a 24/7 live video feed, and has seen various networks using its platform as a launch pad for new series.Others such as Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube have been making significant moves in content this year, as digital companies attempt to gain a piece of the video content market.last_img read more

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement It was just another day when JPMorgan et al threw everything they had at the precious metals to prevent them from blowing sky highAs I stated in ‘The Wrap’ yesterday morning just minutes before my 5:20 a.m. Eastern time filing deadline…”It remains to be seen whether these rallies [in gold and silver] continue in London…or get stepped on before New York opens…”With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, it’s easy to see that virtually all the excitement was over by 9:20 a.m. BST in London.  There was a vertical price spike at 1:00 p.m. BST, twenty minutes before the Comex open…but it got hammered flat in pretty short order.  The rally after the London p.m. gold fix at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time wasn’t allowed to get too far, either.Gold closed at $1,701.30 spot…up $7.90 on the day.  Net volume was pretty enormous…around 190,000 contracts, so it should be obvious that gold’s attempt to rally well over the $1,700 price mark was not going unopposed…and that JPMorgan et al were going short against all comers.It was virtually the same story in silver…and the price pattern was virtually identical, as you can see from the Kitco chart below.  Silver closed at $32.71 spot…up 44 cents from Wednesday’s close.  Volume was very heavy as well…around 57,000 contracts.The dollar index opened on Wednesday night in New York at 81.20…and then declined in fits and starts down to about 81.07 at 8:00 a.m. in New York.  Then at precisely that moment…the moment that both gold and silver began to spike higher at 1:00 p.m. in London…the dollar index turned on a dime, reaching its 81.42 zenith about 9:40 a.m. in New York…and by 11:00 a.m. Eastern that entire gain had reversed itself.  The dollar index closed at 81.12…down about 8 basis points from Wednesday.If you check the above gold and silver charts, you will note that all the major price activity in New York in both gold and silver happened precisely between those two times.  Hardly a coincidence, I’m sure.The gold stocks gapped up…and after a bit of sag, worked their way slowly higher for the rest of the day.  The HUI finished on its high tick…up 2.67%.The silver stocks were mostly up on the day…but there were a few red arrows amongst the green ones.  Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up another 1.44%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 5 gold and 157 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved warehouse system on Monday.  In silver, the big short/issuer was the Bank of Nova Scotia…and to no one’s surprise I’m sure, JPMorgan was the biggest long/stopper with 93 contracts in its proprietary [house] account…along with 46 contracts in its client account.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.The CME’s preliminary volume report for yesterday shows that only 1,103 silver contracts remain open in September.  That’s almost a 50 percent drop since Monday.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint didn’t have a sales report, either.Wednesday was another active day over at the Comex-approved depositories.  They received 926,750 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 1,116,483 troy ounces of the stuff out the door.  Here’s the link to that activity.Nick Laird sent me his “Transparent PM Holdings” chart very late last night…and it’s definitely worth looking at.  As Nick pointed out…”it’s still hitting new highs day after day.”(Click on image to enlarge)I have the usual number of stories for you today…and the final edit is yours.Well, it was just another day when JPMorgan et al threw everything they had at the precious metals to prevent them from blowing sky high…as the volume figures were enormous, especially in gold.Today we get the jobs report at 8:30 a.m. Eastern…and as I say every month at this time, it will be interesting to see how gold reacts to this data…or is allowed to react.  I’ve noticed in the past…that there are times that ‘da boyz’ will soften up the price in advance of the jobs numbers, especially if they’re particularly bad, so that when the gold price does pop at 8:30 a.m….the precious metals have a hole to dig themselves out before turning positive on the day.  That may [or may not] be what went on in the precious metals market earlier today.  We’ll see.We also get the Commitment of Traders Report as well…and I’ll be waiting at the keyboard at precisely 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, which is when they post it on the CFTC website.  I’ll have that data in tomorrow’s column.As I mentioned two paragraphs ago, both gold and silver came under some selling pressure in Far East trading on their Friday.  The lows in both gold and silver were in around 1:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…and are continuing to rally now that London has been open for a bit more than two hours.  It will be interesting to see how long that lasts, or is allowed to last.  Gold volume is already very high…around 35,000 contracts and, like yesterday, silver’s volume is at 12,000+ contracts once again.  The dollar index is down about 20 basis points, gold is down about six bucks…and silver is down 50 cents as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:18 a.m. Eastern time.With the exception of palladium, the other three precious metals are still well into overbought territory…especially silver.  Based on that, it will be interesting to see if JPMorgan et al can, or will, engineer another sell-off in the near future.  Here’s the 6-month silver chart.(Click on image to enlarge)With gold and silver shares roaring higher, there’s still an opportunity to either readjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take a trial subscription to either Casey Research’s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best [and current] recommendations…as well as the archives. Don’t forget that our 90-day guarantee of satisfaction is in effect for both publications.Today is another day where I look forward to the 8:20 a.m. Comex open with great interest.  Enjoy your weekend…and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Aben Resources (TSX.V: ABN) is a Canadian gold and silver exploration company with a focus on developing properties in the Yukon. The Company’s flagship project is its 100% owned Justin Gold Project located 35 kilometres southeast of the Cantung Mine and has an all season road running through its claims. A phase one drill program was carried out in 2011 on the 18,314 acre Justin Project in which a significant new greenfields gold discovery was made at the property’s POW Zone. The Company intercepted 60 metres of 1.19 g/t gold in hole JN11009 at a vertical depth of 113 metres. 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The gold stocks chopped around aimlessly within a

first_img The gold stocks chopped around aimlessly within a two point range of unchanged on Wednesday—and the HUI closed down a tiny 0.15%. It was much the same chart pattern in palladium, except it closed down a dollar. I have a lot of stories for you again today—and some of them are definitely worth your time, but the final edit is always up to you. In a nutshell, the 150 million oz (30,000 contracts) of newly created open contracts between the technical funds and the raptors is what caused silver prices to fall $3 since the end of February. As much as I pinpoint JPMorgan as being the prime silver manipulator, since the bank’s net short position in COMEX silver has hardly changed over this time, I can’t accuse JPM as being the active catalyst in the recent silver price drop. However, I will be very quick to accuse the bank, along with the 7 other large COMEX silver shorts, should that short position increase on any silver rally. It is rare when it is so clear that two specific trader categories accounted for, effectively, all the net positioning in any one market like exists in COMEX silver over the past three months; but the data are undeniable. What is also undeniable is that the technical funds’ new short selling of 150 million oz is what caused the price to drop $3; as there is no other plausible explanation. The only question is what motivated the technical funds to sell such a quantity of silver futures contracts? The answer is also clear – progressively lower prices. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 04 May 2014 Except for the tiny spikes in both gold and silver at, or just before the New York open yesterday, there’s nothing to report regarding yesterday’s price action, as volume was anemic.  I’ve already said what I wanted to say at the top of this column. Here are the 6-month charts for both gold and silver once again, so you can put yesterday’s price action in some perspective against the overall. One should never short a quiet market It was a nothing day again on Wednesday—and the tiny rally that began in gold shortly before the Comex open, got squashed at precisely 8:30 a.m. in New York—and by around 11 a.m. the price was back below unchanged.  Nothing happened after that, as gold traded sideways for the remainder of the day. With gold trading in less than a ten dollar price range, the low and high ticks aren’t worth looking up once again. The gold price finished the day at $1,243.60 spot, down $1.30 from Tuesday’s close.  Volume, net of June and July, was very tiny—around 79,000 contracts. The CME Daily Delivery Report was a quiet affair yesterday, as only 35 gold and 1 silver contract were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories on Friday.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday—and as of 9:57 p.m. EDT yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV, either. There was a tiny sales report from the U.S. Mint.  They sold 50,000 silver eagles—and that was it. After two days of running down the batteries on their forklifts, there wasn’t much in/out activity in either gold or silver on Tuesday over at the Comex-approved depositories.  There were no changes at all in gold—and in silver, nothing was reported received—and 97,156 troy ounces were shipped out. Here’s a chart that Nick Laird passed around yesterday evening.  It shows the total derivatives position in both gold and the white metals versus their entire derivatives position.  It sure doesn’t take much money to control precious metal prices—or the price of anything else they decide is worth their effort. The first photo is of a magpie on the wing that I took a couple of weeks ago.  It’s almost a surreal picture, because it’s being lit by the sun from above and behind at the same time.  No Photoshop here, as it’s straight out of the camera, although I did bump up the saturation a hair. Going into the London open this morning, gold and silver volumes were as low as I can ever remember seeing—even lower than yesterday.  Gold volume was around 11,000 contracts—and silver’s volume was 2,900 contracts.  It is deathly quiet out there—and there isn’t a high-frequency trader in sight.  The gold price is about unchanged, but the other three precious metals are all down from their respective closes in New York yesterday afternoon—and what passes as the world’s reserve currency at the moment, is down a handful of basis points. A long time ago I read somewhere on the Internet that one should never short a quiet market—and I consider that to be excellent advice when it comes to the precious metals at the moment. But Ted did mention in his mid-week commentary to his paying subscribers yesterday that “My only concern in gold is that if the technical fund short position in gold [is] to mimic the record increase witnessed in silver, then there may be more technical fund selling to go in gold.“ That may be true, dear reader, but I bought some silver yesterday anyway, as we’re close enough to a bottom in this metal to suit me. Tomorrow we the jobs numbers, along with a shiny new Commitment of Traders Report—and embedded in [and extracted from] that report is the June Bank Participation information, so I’ll have lots to talk about in my Saturday missive. And as I send this off into cyberspace at 5:10 a.m. EDT, I note that all four precious metals are now down on that day, with silver under the most selling pressure. Volumes have picked up substantially in gold, but is still very much on the lighter side—and silver’s volume is very quiet, so whatever price action is occurring, its happening on very little volume.  The dollar index is down ten basis points. I have no idea what will happen with prices today.  I would suspect that there will be some activity around the release of the job numbers at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, but that event is still 24 hours away. I’m off to bed—and I’ll see you here tomorrow. It was ultra-quiet in silver trading as well—and the 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. EDT rally in that metal met the same fate as the tiny rally in gold—and once the high was in, the price did very little after that. Silver traded within a 20 cent price range yesterday—and closed at $18.795 spot, down 1 whole penny from Tuesday’s close.  Net volume was 20,000 contracts. The dollar index opened flat—and traded flat before a 20 basis point down/up move that began at the London open—and ended 10 hours later shortly after 1 p.m. in New York.  After that, the index didn’t do much—and closed at 80.66, which was up 4 basis points from Tuesday’s close. Platinum traded flat until shortly after 1 p.m. Hong Kong time—and from that point got sold down to its low of the day just before 1 p.m. in Zurich.  The subsequent rally ended at 2 p.m. in electronic trading in New York—and it traded flat from there, closing up 8 bucks. Exactly the same can be said about the silver equities, as Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index finished the basically unchanged, down a tiny 0.01%. The agreement with Sumitomo on the Fourth of July project is a great compliment to our recent agreement with Newmont Mining on the Wood Hills South project. We also have the Arabia, Golden Shears and some generative efforts being funded through our joint venture business model. 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The Trump administration has released its first as

first_imgThe Trump administration has released its first assessment of the impact of the president’s decision to reinstate the “Mexico City policy,” which cuts off U.S. aid to international groups unless they promise not to provide or promote abortion, even with non-U.S. funding sources. The review finds that so far practically all grantees have agreed to those conditions. But opponents of the policy caution that the administation’s statistics offer too incomplete a picture to draw conclusions about the policy’s impact.Every Republican president since Ronald Reagan has implemented the policy. But Trump’s version — which he instituted three days after taking office — goes further. Whereas previous versions only covered U.S. funding of overseas family planning, Trump has extended the policy to funding of virtually all global health programs — potentially more than $7 billion a year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.Take the case of a health clinic that uses U.S. dollars to treat children in a poor country for malaria while using other funding to provide information about abortion to female patients. When the clinic’s U.S. grant comes up for renewal it will now face a choice: stop offering the abortion-related services or give up U.S. funding for its malaria work.According to the administration’s review, since the policy was put in place just over half of the nearly 1,300 affected global health grants have come up for renewal — and only four organizations have opted to decline the money. However, it’s unclear what share of U.S. aid funding those group represent. (In a phone call briefing for journalists, senior administration officials said they did not have funding data immediately available.) At least two of the groups that declined funding — Marie Stopes International and International Planned Parenthood Federation — are major providers of health services to poor people worldwide. (The other two were not identified). Marie Stopes, for instance, was getting about $30 million a year in U.S. money — accounting for 17 percent of its donor funding. Officials with the organization say that they have been able to secure short-term replacement funding for the majority of it. But beginning in mid-2018 many of their programs will face losses. And this will likely require the group to close down outreach teams delivering sexual and reproductive services to impoverished women in Madagascar, Uganda and Zimbabwe.Analysts also caution that many of the grantees covered by the Administration’s statistics are essentially U.S.-based pass-through groups — meaning they ultimately pass on their U.S. aid money to foreign partners on the ground. And it remains to be seen how many of those partners will agree to comply with the Mexico City policy. The administration reports that it is aware of at least 12 such sub-grantees that have refused as of last September. Perhaps most significantly, the review did not include any information about whether or not the policy has led to a reduction in health services for poor people.Officials said they would continue to monitor the policy’s implementation, and issue another review by end of this year. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Arts leaders must do more to tackle the acute la

first_imgArts leaders must do more to tackle the “acute” lack of opportunities for disabled actors on stage and screen, according to union delegates.Members of the Equity performers’ union called for “greater representation and more accurate portrayal” of disabled people, in a motion agreed unanimously by the TUC Disabled Workers Conference in London.The motion also called for “greater inclusive casting… where an actor’s talent and not their impairment drives their talent on stage or screen”.Actor Cindy-Jane Armbruster (pictured, right) told the conference that disabled people were portrayed as “the objects of pity or we are put on a pedestal as superhumans in so-called inspiration porn, or objects of scorn as benefit scroungers… anything but well-rounded human beings”.She said: “I believe very strongly that we need to change these stories, we need to tell better stories, we need to see ourselves represented on stage and on screen for our sense of self-identity. We need to know we are not alone.”She pointed to a survey last year by the Act for Change project, which campaigns for better representation across the live and recorded arts and found that just one in 326 actors performing on the London stage over the Easter weekend had a visible impairment.She added: “Having stories told about us and by us will make it harder for policy-makers to make us invisible, to dehumanise us or, worse, get rid of us.”Heidi McGeogh, of the Musicians’ Union, told the conference: “We really do need to see positive images of disabled people.“It’s going to affect how we are treated by society and how we are valued by society.“People believe what they see on the telly and on the stage and read in the papers.”Iain Scott-Burdon, a BSL-user from Unison, said: “I don’t like to see false disabled people.”He pointed to TV companies that were making programmes featuring hearing actors playing BSL-users.He said: “This is unacceptable. There is a lot of Deaf talent out there. There’s a lot of disabled talent out there.”Mik Scarlet (pictured, centre), another Equity member, told the conference that he used to work on BBC’s From the Edge magazine programme, which had nine disabled presenters and more than 30 disabled programme-makers, while Channel 4 and ITV also put out disability programmes.The disabled journalist and presenter said: “Where have they gone? They have disappeared. Now we have The Undateables and the [Paralympic] Superhumans.“We need more talent on screen, and we need to promote the concept that we need disabled programming made by disabled people.”Roddy Slorach, a University and College Union (UCU) delegate, and author of A Very Capitalist Condition, which examines the history and politics of disability, said the representation of disability in the media needed to be about “overcoming this sense of otherness”, which was “not actually an easy thing to do”.He called for “an end to disability as a form of discrimination” and “a celebration of the diversity of humanity” that looks at who disabled people are rather than using “negative stereotypical images”.The conference was attended by 25 unions, from major organisations such as Unison, Unite and NUT, to smaller unions such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the senior civil servants’ union the FDA, with nearly 200 disabled delegates attending.last_img read more

A Tory peer has accused work and pensions secretar

first_imgA Tory peer has accused work and pensions secretary Esther McVey of making a series of untrue statements about the Motability car scheme to fellow MPs.Lord Sterling, who co-founded Motability in 1977, has told McVey in a letter that he found the “litany of inaccuracies” in the comments made by her and fellow MPs in a debate earlier this month to be “deeply troubling”.Only last month, Disability News Service reported how McVey had been appointed as the new work and pensions secretary despite previously being repeatedly shamed in 2013 for misleading fellow MPs and the public about the impact of her policies on disabled people.Lord Sterling’s letter also reveals that of 180,000 Motability customers who were previously claiming disability living allowance (DLA) and have so far been reassessed for the new personal independence payment (PIP), about 75,000 have lost eligibility to remain on the scheme and have had to return their cars, because of decisions by McVey’s department.The Commons debate on 8 February followed an urgent question asked by the Labour MP John Mann about claims in the Daily Mail newspaper concerning the £2.4 billion in reserves held by the company that runs the scheme – Motability Operations (MO) – and the £1.7 million pay and bonuses package of MO’s chief executive, Mike Betts. But Lord Sterling told McVey (pictured in the debate) in his letter that the debate had been “deeply flawed and misleading”, with some of the errors relating to claims by Mann that the charity itself was holding the reserves and running the scheme, and that Betts was employed by the charity.The Tory peer pointed out that the Motability scheme was delivered by MO under contract to the Motability charity*, rather than by the charity itself.But he also told McVey – a separate letter aimed at correcting the “many false statements” made in the debate was sent to her by Motability Operations – that she herself had made four serious errors.The first, he said, was that she had called for the charity’s trustees to be “held to account” after another MP told how a constituent who had been a lifetime recipient of DLA had been threatened with having her Motability vehicle removed on Boxing Day.But this was a result of a PIP reassessment – carried out by McVey’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – which had found the constituent was no longer eligible for the higher rate of mobility support, and therefore no longer eligible to lease a car through the Motability scheme.Lord Sterling pointed out in his letter that PIP assessments were the responsibility of McVey’s department and that it was DWP’s decision to remove her eligibility.He then highlighted McVey’s claim in the debate that it had been her intervention as minister for disabled people in 2013 that led to Motability agreeing to pass £175 million** to former DLA claimants who lost their Motability vehicles in the reassessment programme.Lord Sterling said that minutes of the charity’s meetings showed that its own trustees had made this decision themselves the previous year because they had “felt a moral obligation to help people at risk of losing cars due to government policy changes”.He said they had already decided by December 2012, months before McVey’s intervention, “to provide a package of significant financial support and other assistance”.And he said that McVey had even suggested in 2013 that this support should only be focused on the initial stage of reassessments, up to 2015-16, whereas Motability’s trustees wanted to provide financial support “over the full period of the DWP’s reassessments”.The Tory peer told her that the charity had had to cope with the loss of about 75,000 customers through PIP reassessment, many of whom were “confused, distressed and even suicidal, as they worry about losing their mobility”.Lord Sterling also said that McVey was wrong when she said that DWP would use money regained from Motability to help constituents whose cars had been removed before their PIP appeals had been heard.She had told MPs: “When we have got the money back from Motability that we believe we should to support disabled people, that is one of the first things it should be used for.”Lord Sterling said this was wrong because there was “no basis on which the government can demand any money to be handed over”.He also said that McVey had been wrong when she claimed that the charity was piloting a scheme – “after direction from the department” – to help disabled children under the age of three, when the scheme was actually being piloted by MO and there had been “no direction” from DWP.A DWP spokeswoman refused to say if McVey would be apologising for the “inaccuracies” in her statements to MPs.But she said: “When PIP was first introduced, the government worked with Motability to design an extensive £175 million transitional support package to support Motability customers who have not been awarded the enhanced mobility component on reassessment from DLA to PIP.“While the department works closely with Motability, it is an independent charitable organisation and therefore we are not directly involved in determining scheme policy or operational issues.”Motability revealed this week that the number of its customers had fallen to 628,000 by December 2017, a drop of 5,000 since March 2017.Although it has lost about 75,000 customers through reassessment, the rollout of PIP has also opened eligibility to more disabled people with mental health conditions and learning difficulties.Meanwhile, despite McVey’s calls in the debate for the Charity Commission to carry out another review of the financial relationship between the charity and Motability Operations, following one it carried out last year, the commission has said this week that it has no new concerns.It said in a statement: “In light of media reporting about the Motability scheme, we reviewed the highlighted issues to see if there was anything we had not investigated as part of our previous regulatory compliance case in Motability… which was under our jurisdiction as regulator of charities in England and Wales.“Having reviewed the latest information in the media we have concluded that, as set out in our statement on 8 February, there are no new concerns that come under the commission’s jurisdiction.” *The Motability charity is a DNS subscriber**The £175 million came from a series of donations from Motability Operations to Motability during 2014 and 2015. Motability says it has so far paid out about £100 million, usually in sums of £2,000 to “departing customers”, as well as allowing customers to retain their cars for longer periods after losing their PIP eligibility and providing them with other advice and support. It is not yet sure whether it will spend “slightly more or less” than £175 million in total but plans to continue providing this support until the end of the reassessment programme, which is likely to be in 2020.last_img read more

MTN Cameroon launches 4G mobile network in major cities

first_imgMTN Cameroon at their launch of 4G mobile network. Image Credit: CameroonOnline Advertisement MTN Cameroon, one of the central African country’s main cell phone providers, has announced the launch of a 4G mobile network, which the company said would help boost Cameroon’s economy and access to basic services.MTN Cameroon says it has nearly 10.4 million subscribers out of a population of about 22.8 million.“The 4G of MTN Cameroon is an evolution,” Linda Kouam, MTN‘s chief marketing officer, told journalists on Thursday.“Cameroon’s economic growth will change. It’s access to education for millions of young people; it’s access to healthcare, to sanitation programs in the whole world.” – Advertisement – The network will be rolled out in Yaounde, the capital, and to regional hubs Douala, Bamenda and Buea.Valentin Simeon Zinga, a spokesman for Orange Cameroon, MTN’s chief competitor, said it had the technical and technological capacity to roll out its own 4G network but was waiting on government regulation.Cameroon’s Telecommunications Regulation Agency was unable to comment immediately. Gabon’s Airtel launched a 4G network last month.[Reuters]last_img read more

Are You One of Americas Most Entrepreneurial Companies Apply for the 2016

first_img For the second year, the Entrepreneur360™ will name the most entrepreneurial companies in America, based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of the verified information submitted. This 360-degree approach spotlights top entrepreneurial performers in leadership, innovation, culture, impact and growth—and the fascinating stories behind them.Apply NowLast year, notable companies from a range of industries were celebrated, including:iCrackedThis smart-phone repair and reselling company exemplifies best practices by instilling a company culture of problem-solving and independence instead of enforcing hierarchies.Enlisted DesignEnlisted Design is a creative agency specializing in planning and birthing new products that is taking a highly unique approach to learning about each client.ZoziZozi, a startup providing online booking software for travel outfitters, is benefitting from taking a safe approach to seeking venture capital to help speed growth.UpCounselTwo lawyers have taken a pragmatic approach to building a company that matches small and midsize businesses with experienced attorneys and enjoyed a 20-percent month-over- month revenue growth in 2015.AvantAvant is an online lending firm on a mission to lower the barriers and costs of borrowing. Since launching in 2012, they’ve grown from three to over 800 employees, operate in three countries and manage a loan portfolio of more than $3 billion.DashedWhether it’s by bicycle, scooter or smart car, Dashed has one primary goal: to be the fastest restaurant-delivery service in the industry. Remaining focused on this singular mission continues to translate to their success.To qualify, companies must be privately owned (no franchises) with at least one of the original founders involved in current day-to- day business operations. Honorees will be featured in Entrepreneur magazine, on Entrepreneur.com, and at the annual E360 Conference, which will be held on November 16 in Long Beach, Calif.To nominate your company or find more information about the Entrepreneur360™ list, visit: entrepreneur.com/360.You’re leaving your mark. Let’s create your legacy.Apply Now Are You One of America’s Most Entrepreneurial Companies? Apply for the 2016 Entrepreneur360™ Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. 2 min read Enroll Now for $5 Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queuecenter_img June 2, 2016 Entrepreneur360 –shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Entrepreneur Staff Image credit: Marketinglast_img read more

BMA Government cuts to stop smoking services have detrimental impact on public

first_img Source:https://www.bma.org.uk/ Mar 15 2019Responding to a new report from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Cancer Research UK, which found that cuts to public health budgets mean that only half of local authorities offer all smokers the support they need to quit, BMA public health medicine committee chair Dr Peter English, said: With smoking remaining one of the leading causes of preventable ill health, it is concerning that we are seeing such a significant reduction in funding for stop smoking services.These services remain one of the most effective ways of quitting and are a vital source of support for those who have taken the difficult step to seek help.Budget reductions have unfortunately led to unacceptable variations in the quality and quantity of services available. This is particularly apparent in more deprived areas where demand is higher, and resources more thinly spread.Government reductions in the public health grant has meant many local authorities are under a lot of pressure to make savings and are very often in the position of having to rob Peter to pay Paul with prevention services often at risk.Cuts to smoking and other healthcare prevention services are not cost-effective in the long run. They have a detrimental impact on population health which risks widening health inequalities and increases future NHS demand requiring further spending.”last_img read more

New mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimers

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Apr 24 2019A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer’s – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.Researchers studied gaming data from an app called Sea Hero Quest, which has been downloaded and played by more than 4.3 million people worldwide.The game, created by Deutsche Telekom in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, University College London (UCL), the University of East Anglia and game developers, Glitchers has been designed to help researchers better-understand dementia by seeing how the brain works in relation to spatial navigation.As players make their way through mazes of islands and icebergs, the research team are able to translate every 0.5 seconds of gameplay into scientific data.The team studied how people who are genetically pre-disposed to Alzheimer’s disease, play the game – compared to people who are not.The results, published in the journal PNAS, show that people who are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease can be distinguished from those who are not on specific levels of the Sea Hero Quest game.The findings are particularly important because a standard memory and thinking test could not distinguish between the risk and non-risk groups.Lead researcher Prof Michael Hornberger, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, said: “Dementia will affect 135 million people worldwide by 2050. We need to identify people earlier to reduce their risk of developing dementia in the future.”Current diagnosis of dementia is strongly based on memory symptoms, which we know now are occurring when the disease is quite advanced. Instead, emerging evidence shows that subtle spatial navigation and awareness deficits can precede memory symptoms by many years.”Our current findings show that we can reliably detect such subtle navigation changes in at-genetic-risk of Alzheimer’s disease healthy people without any problem symptoms or complaints. Our findings will inform future diagnostic recommendations and disease treatments to address this devastating disease.”The data collected by the Sea Hero Quest app is vital for research – because every two minutes spent playing the game is equal to five hours of lab-based research. And having three million players globally equates to more than 1,700 years’ worth of lab-based research.The team studied gaming data taken from 27,108 UK players aged between 50-75 – the most vulnerable age-group to develop Alzheimer’s in the next decade.They compared this benchmark data with a smaller lab-based group of 60 people who underwent genetic testing.In the smaller lab group, 31 volunteers carried the APOE4 gene, which is known to be linked with Alzheimer’s disease, and 29 people did not. Both lab groups were matched for age, gender, education and nationality with the benchmark cohort.Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s is complicated. People (around one in every four) who have one copy of the APOE4 gene are around three times more likely to be affected by Alzheimer’s and develop the disease at a younger age.Prof Hornberger said: “We found that people with a high genetic risk, the APOE4 carriers, performed worse on spatial navigation tasks. They took less efficient routes to checkpoint goals.Related StoriesHealthy lifestyle lowers dementia risk despite genetic predispositionStudy provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with agingResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndrome”This is really important because these are people with no memory problems.”Meanwhile, those without the APOE4 gene traveled roughly the same distance as the 27,000 people forming the baseline score. This difference in performance was particularly pronounced where the space to navigate was large and open.”It means that we can detect people who are at genetic risk of Alzheimer’s based on how they play the game.”The team have previously reported Sea Hero Quest found people in different countries and populations navigate differently.Gillian Coughlan, also from UEA’s Norwich Medical School, said: “This research shows that data collected from people who downloaded and played Sea Hero Quest can be used as a benchmark to help identify those at a genetically higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s in smaller groups of people.”Sea Hero Quest succeeded where a conventional memory and thinking test failed. It demonstrates the power of harnessing large-scale citizen science projects and applying big data technologies, to help improve the early detection of diseases like Alzheimer’s.”This global Sea Hero Quest project provides an unprecedented chance to study how many thousands of people from different countries and cultures navigate space. It is helping to shed light on how we use our brain to navigate and also to aid the development of more personalized measures for future diagnostics and drug treatment programmes in dementia research.”This is the tip of the iceberg and there is still a lot more work to do to extract and capitalize on the wealth of data collected through the Deutsche Telekom’s Sea Hero Quest project.”Prof Hugo Spiers, from UCL, said: “Our discovery highlights the value of bringing together big data with precise data to aid the development of digital tools for medical diagnoses.”Hilary Evans, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Research UK said: “We often hear heart-breaking stories about people with dementia who get lost and can’t find their way home and we know spatial navigation difficulties like these are some of the earliest warning signs for the condition.”Research shows us that the brain changes associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s begin decades before symptoms like memory loss start and for future Alzheimer’s treatments to be effective, it’s likely they must be given at the earliest stages of disease, before there’s too much damage to the brain.”Using big data to help improve the early and accurate detection of the diseases that cause dementia can help revolutionize how we research and treat the condition. Sea Hero Quest is an amazing example of how pioneering research can help scientists get one step closer to a life-changing breakthrough.”Hans-Christian Schwingen, Chief Brand Officer at Deutsche Telekom, said: “What Sea Hero Quest has demonstrated is the unique power of innovative cross sector partnerships in advancing research. We are very proud to have been a part of facilitating such a revolutionary project and are excited to see the future insights generated through analysis of the data set collected.”‘Big data in spatial navigation – towards personalized cognitive diagnostics of ‘at-genetic-risk’ Alzheimer’s disease’ is published in the journal PNAS. Source:https://www.uea.ac.uk/last_img read more

Shortage of certain spare parts of AN32 jet due to strain in

first_img Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 00:21 IST More than half of Indian Air Force’s AN-32 aircraft have been upgraded with structural upgrade, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said. (File Photo)There is shortage of certain Russian-origin spare parts of AN-32 transport aircraft due to strained relations between Russia and Ukraine, the government said Monday.In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said the Indian Air Force (IAF) has 98 AN-32 aircraft and none has outlived its operational life.”More than half of Indian Air Force’s AN-32 aircraft have been upgraded with structural upgrade as well as installation of advanced avionics such as radar, radio sets, navigation system etc and the remaining are under upgradation in a phased manner. The serviceability of the fleet has been at par with other fleets,” he said.”There is shortage of certain spares of Russian origin due to strained relations between Russia and Ukraine,” Naik added.Russia had annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 following which the ties between the two nations strained.In response to another question, he said 500 terrorists were killed in counter terrorist (CT), counter infiltration (CI) and terrorist initiated incidents (TII) in 2017 and 2018.In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Naik said 235 and 265 terrorists were killed in 2017 and 2018 respectively.Eighty-five Army personnel died in “battle casualties” in 2017 and 2018, he said.Jammu and Kashmir saw 131 terrorists initiated incidents in 2017 and 318 in 2018, he added.Replying to another query on transportation along the China border, he said the development of strategic infrastructure along border areas is undertaken in a holistic and comprehensive manner to include construction of roads, strategic railway lines, tunnels to ensure all weather connectivity and to enhance defence preparedness along the border.Accordingly, a revised ‘Long Term Roll on Works Plan’ of Border Roads Organisation for five years (2018-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for construction/improvement of 272 roads of length 14,545 kilometres.”Out of these 272 roads, 61 roads of length 3323.57 kilometres have been identified as strategic. Work has been completed on 2304.65 kilometres and work on balance stretches is in progress.”Further, in addition to meeting the operational requirement, the above mentioned roads on completion, would also enhance accessibility to border areas where the border infrastructure and forward connectivity is lacking,” he said.ALSO READ | No replacement, AN-32 aircraft will fly in mountainous areas: IAF chiefALSO WATCH | Wreckage of missing An-32 aircraft found in Arunachal Pradesh after 8 daysFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Shortage of certain spare parts of AN-32 jet due to strain in Russia-Ukraine tiesIn a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said the Indian Air Force (IAF) has 98 AN-32 aircraft and none has outlived its operational life.advertisementlast_img read more

SIT releases Congress MLA Roshan Baig after questioning in ponzi scam case

first_imgSIT releases Congress MLA Roshan Baig after questioning in ponzi scam caseAfter over 12 hours of detention, Karnataka leader Roshan Baig was released on Tuesday. He was detained in ponzi scam case.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 14:44 IST Congress MLA Roshan Baig was detained on Monday. (Photo:ANI)The special investigation team, probing the multi-crore IMA Jewels ponzi scam, has released Congress MLA Roshan Baig after around 12 hours of questioning.Roshan Baig was detained on Monday night when he was about to board a chartered plane from the Bengaluru international airport, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had said.Earlier in the day, Roshan Baig’s son had moved the high court against the Congress MLA’s detention by the SIT. Roshan Baig has now been asked to appear before SIT on July 19 for further interrogation, ANI reported.IMA Ponzi Scam case: Suspended Congress MLA Roshan Baig who was taken for inquiry yesterday from Bengaluru airport back home after interrogation ended for today. He was allowed to appear on July 19 for further interrogation pic.twitter.com/slXWpAxuvUANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy accused the BJP of pulling down his government. On Monday, he presented Baig’s case to prove his point.The chief minister also shared a document on Twitter showing that the plane was supposed to fly Baig as a passenger.Baig was supposed to appear before the SIT Monday but citing some important work he did not turn up and sought time till July 25 but the investigators asked him to depose on July 19 instead.He was needed in the case as the ponzi scheme operator Mohammad Mansoor Khan had accused him of taking Rs 400 crore and not returning it. Baig has refuted the charge calling it baseless and frivolous.Leaving more than 30,000 investors in the lurch, Mansoor Khan fled to an unknown place.READ | Congress MLA Roshan Baig’s son moves HC against detention in ponzi scamWATCH | Will non-stop nataka finish Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySumeda Tags :Follow Karnatakalast_img read more

SC disposes plea challenging Raos appointment as interim CBI chief

first_imgThe apex court said that no interference is required Bihar shelter home case: SC pulls up CBI for transferring probe officer Published on Nageswara Rao, interim Director, CBI RELATED February 19, 2019 CBIcenter_img SHARE The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran said no further interference is required as the relief has already been granted with the appointment of a full time CBI Director.The verdict came on a plea of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Common Cause, which had challenged the appointment of Rao as interim CBI director.In a previous hearing on February 1, the top court had said that it was “averse” to the arrangement of an interim CBI Director and the Centre should “immediately” appoint a regular chief of the probe agency.The bench had said the agency was not functioning properly and the officers were fighting and levelling corruption allegations against each other which was wholly unbecoming of them.The court had also said that the new CBI director who would be appointed must “trace the movements of files” during the period when former CBI chief Alok Kumar Verma was reinstated to the post for two days.Three judges of the apex court — Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana had recused themselves from hearing the matter.In its petition in the apex court, the NGO had sought specific mechanisms to ensure transparency in the process of appointing the CBI director.The plea had alleged that the October 23 last year order of the government appointing Rao as interim CBI director was quashed by the top court on January 8 but the Centre “acted in a completely malafide, arbitrary and illegal manner” to appoint him again in “complete contravention” of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act.On January 10, Rao, additional director in CBI, was made interim chief till the appointment of a new director, after the removal of Verma.On February 4, Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, took charge of the probe agency as a full-fledged director. COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more

KCR Jagan not to attend Modis swearingin ceremony

first_imgCOMMENTS Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jaganmohan Reddy will not attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony this evening due to last minute ‘technical problems’.The 46-year-old Jaganmohan Reddy was sworn in as the second CM of Anadhra Pradesh at a grand function in Vijayawada at 12.23 PM by the State Governor ESL Narasimhan. KC Rao and DMK Chief MK Stalin attended the ceremony.Both the Chief Ministers were to fly to New Delhi in a special aircraft after the swearing-in ceremony. The Governor, after administering the oath of office and secrecy to the new CM left for New Delhi.After a slight delay when the two CMs were ready to leave for Delhi, in the special aircraft, they were informed that the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had issued restriction on landings of special flights in New Delhi due tothe large number of VIP flights coming from abroad. SHARE COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img Published on May 30, 2019 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy with Telangana Chief MinisterK Chandrasekhara Rao at an event in Vijayawada on Thursday, May 30 2019.   –  The Hindu/Ch.Vijaya Bhaskarlast_img read more