RCMP probe centres on roles duties of suspended legislature officials adviser

first_imgVICTORIA — A special adviser to the Speaker at British Columbia’s legislature says an ongoing RCMP investigation is focusing on the roles and administrative duties of the clerk of the house and its sergeant-at-arms.Clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz were escorted out of the building Tuesday after members of the legislature voted unanimously to place the two top officers on paid administrative leave.Special adviser Alan Mullen said Wednesday he cannot provide further details about the investigation.“It’s to do with their roles as clerk and sergeant-at-arms and it’s to do with their administrative duties,” he said in an interview. “We’re looking at a lot of different things but I couldn’t comment further because the investigation is ongoing.”On Tuesday, Mullen said there is a “criminal investigation” in the case.The RCMP would not confirm it is conducting a criminal investigation. The B.C. Prosecution Service and two special prosecutors overseeing the case declined comment Wednesday when asked if a criminal investigation is being conducted.Later on Wednesday, Mullen said he was hired in January by Speaker Darryl Plecas to work on issues of concern, which included issues related to the legislature investigation.“I was brought in for a number of different reasons, including this,” he told a news conference at the legislature.Mullen said he and Plecas know each other professionally and are friends after working together at federal prisons in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.Plecas, who has yet to comment on the investigation, is a criminologist. As a federal prison judge he conducted hearings where inmates were charged by prison officials for engaging in behaviours that pose threats to the safety of corrections staff and other inmates. Mullen said he conducted numerous investigations while employed as the correctional manager at the Kent Institution for a decade.Mullen did not provide details of what information has been gathered since last January but he said it was provided to the RCMP in late August.Neither Lenz nor James could be reached for comment on Wednesday.As he was leaving the legislature on Tuesday, James said he didn’t know why he was placed on leave.“I have no idea but I’m sure I’ll find out in due course,” he said. “I think we have a right to know immediately what it is, and I hope that we soon find out what it is and we can go from there.”Lenz did not comment as he was leaving the building.The RCMP said in a statement Tuesday an investigation is underway and B.C.’s prosecution service said two special prosecutors were appointed Oct. 1 “in relation to an investigation being conducted into the activities of senior staff at the British Columbia legislature.” The RCMP and the prosecution service did not say in their statements who is the subject of the investigation.The Mounties gave no indication on how long the investigation might take.Gerald Baier, a University of British Columbia political science professor, said proceedings at the legislature will continue as deputies assume the duties of the clerk and sergeant-at-arms but some people might be concerned about the impression the situation leaves on the political institution.“The one thing that worries me is if people get a bad impression of our institutions as a result of this,” he said. “Does this give a negative impression of politics or political institutions?”The sergeant-at-arms is responsible for maintaining order in the legislative chamber and other areas used for the business of the house. The clerk of the house gives non-partisan advice to the Speaker, can be consulted on procedural matters and maintains a record of all the legislature’s proceedings.Lenz is a former RCMP detachment commander in nearby Sidney, B.C., who was appointed the legislature’s sergeant-at-arms in February 2009. James was appointed clerk of the house in 2011.Attorney General David Eby and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth declined comment Wednesday because of the ongoing investigation.Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Andy Roddick And John Legend Raise Over 1 Million At Charity Gala

first_imgFriday night’s Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) gala raised more than $1 million.The seventh annual charity gala featured nine-time Grammy Award winning musician and philanthropist John Legend, and was held at the W Hotel Austin and ACL Live Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.Andy Roddick will use event proceeds to help fund youth programs at a new 10,000 square-foot, eight-court tennis and learning facility in Austin, and other youth programs run by its partner organizations. Joined by Matthew McConaughey, Roddick and wife Brooklyn Decker, and Legend’s fiancee, Chrissy Teigen, over 1,000 attendees were treated to live pre-concert music, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a concert performance by Legend. McConaughey and wife Camila Alves won an $18,000 bid on a VIP all-access package for the Austin radio program The Bobby Bones Show.Newly retired Roddick is now focusing his efforts on ARF programs, and is thrilled that the event was a success. “The foundation is growing, and this event gives us strong momentum going into 2013.” Roddick has always made giving back a part of his career. In 2000, he established ARF to make a difference in the lives of youth in underserved communities, and in 2004 was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award for his charity efforts.During the gala, Roddick introduced ARF’s new informational video, highlighting local and regional statistics on youth poverty, obesity, drop-out rates, and substance abuse. Jeff Lau, ARF’s new CEO stated, “The statistics we’ve uncovered in our research demonstrate a great need for our continued and focused efforts to impact the lives of youths. We want to spread opportunity and nurture each individual’s talent.” The video can be viewed at www.arfoundation.org.All proceeds raised from the gala go to support the Andy Roddick Foundation and its partners. Sponsors of the event included SAP and GREY GOOSE Vodka.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Joanna Lumley Supports Safe Water Inventions

first_imgJoanna Lumley will introduce two new systems designed to provide safe drinking water at the British Invention Awards Show in London next week.The systems were developed by Alexander Bushell, and will be featured at the show on Wednesday 23 at 4pm.Joanna has been excited and inspired by Alexander’s body of work. To date she has invested funding in both the Solar Desalination and Raincatcher systems.“I see great potential in both of these systems specifically to help improve the provision of safe drinking water to those people across the world who are in dire need of this valuable resource,” she said. “Of course these inventions, brilliant as they are, will not in themselves solve the problem, but we should try to do what we can and hopefully inspire others to do even more. We, in the so called ‘developed world’, take for granted that when we need a drink we can go to the nearest tap and take a giant swig of lovely sweet water. Every time I do that, I think about those less fortunate for whom that is not an option and I feel a little ashamed and very sad. Together with Alexander, we want to try to help as many of them as possible.“I intend to encourage Alexander to continue in his work and I hope, with partners, to be able to help him in even more of his projects. My next aim is to find partners to help bring to the market a fantastic invention that is very special to me. Millions of women die unnecessarily due to complications during childbirth. Alexander has created a wonderful Mobile Operating Theatre -­‐ in a box! Solar Powered but with built in options of mains, generator or pedal power. The whole unit fits into a packing case designed to then fit easily into the back of a 4WD vehicle. This amazing unit could start saving lives immediately and not just those of women in labour.“In fact there are so many other wonderful products: A Solar Powered Oxygen Generating System, Portable Bacterial Detection products and a Solar Powered Blood Filtration System with both Aids and Kidney Dialysis applications. The potential to help people is so exciting and motivating but I cannot do it all on my own.”Alexander says, “Joanna’s help and encouragement in these two projects has been absolutely instrumental in bringing them to life. I am an inventor and perhaps a little naive in the ways of investors and partnership funding options, but Joanna and her team have been wonderful and their partnership has allowed me to concentrate on the final developments of these systems while planning future projects.”The show takes place at the Barbican Events Centre, and more info can be found here.last_img read more

City of Hope Announces 14th Annual Songs of Hope on September 13

first_imgCity of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center, today announced an initial blockbuster lineup of presenters and honorees who will celebrate the song and songwriter at its Songs of Hope XIV event.Among the music and entertainment industry VIPs in attendance will be legendary music executive and record producer Clive Davis; record producer/songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award winner Benny Blanco; Grammy-winning songwriter/record producer Mike Will Made-It; CEO/Chairman of Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Songwriters Hall of Fame Patron of the Arts Award winner Marty Bandier; hit-making songwriter Sarah Aarons; Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning composer, conductor, and music producer James Newton Howard; and more. Legendary Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and producer Jimmy Jam returns as Master of Ceremonies.Songs of Hope XIV will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the exclusive residence of hit-maker Alex da Kid, the KIDinaKORNER Kampus, in Sherman Oaks, CA. Last year, Songs of Hope XIII was hosted at the Kampus for the first time, raising more than $400,000 for City of Hope.Award presenters and recipients will include:Clive Davis “Legend in Songwriting” Award, presented by Clive Davis to Benny Blanco and Mike Will Made-ItMartin Bandier “Vanguard” Award, presented by Marty Bandier to Sarah AaronsElectronic Arts “Composer of the Year” Award presented by Steve Schnur to James Newton HowardSongs of Hope Beverly and Ben Horowitz Legacy Award* presented by Zach Horowitz to international expert in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation, Stephen J. Forman, M.D., the Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope.Universal Music Publishing Group, Spotify and Warner/Chappell Music will also present awards to honorees, with more information provided closer to the event.For the 14th consecutive year, the event is co-chaired by David Renzer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Music Group; Doug Davis, Founder/Principal of The Davis Firm; Evan Lamberg, President of Universal Music Publishing Group, North America; and Steve Schnur, President of Music, Electronic Arts.Schnur said, “For 14 years, Songs of Hope has brought our industry together for an evening of music that is literally lifesaving. And thanks to the ongoing support of friends and colleagues, our shared commitment to City of Hope’s vital mission is stronger than ever. This year, my co-chairs David, Doug, Evan and I invite you to join what will be an event that redefines respect, compassion and celebration.”Lamberg said, “On behalf of myself and my co-chairs we could not be more proud that Songs of Hope continues, stronger than ever, in its 14th year. City of Hope makes a huge, positive difference in the lives of its patients and their families. Its doctors, researchers and all of its employees are very special people doing extraordinary things when it comes to changing lives for the better.”Davis said, “As a cancer survivor, it is imperative to raise funds to further City of Hope’s compassionate patient care and groundbreaking research. This night has become one of my favorite nights in music, and I am thrilled to again co-chair Songs of Hope and this wonderful celebration of the song and the songwriter, which are often overshadowed by the recording and the artist. Songs of Hope is meaningful for me this year because I get to also work hand-in-hand with my father, Clive Davis, who will present the Clive Davis Legend In Songwriting Award to my friends Mike Will Made-It and Benny Blanco.”Renzer said, “I am so honored to be co-chairing the 14th Songs of Hope with my incredible co-chairs Evan, Doug and Steve. It’s wonderful to see the event achieve new heights every year, contributing to the important life-saving work done by City of Hope. Thanks to all for supporting and attending this special event.”This year’s music and entertainment sponsors include Spotify, Clive Davis, Sony/ATV, Electronic Arts, Universal Music Publishing Group, and Warner/Chappell Music.Songs of Hope brings together the biggest names in music and entertainment to support City of Hope in the fight against cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The star-studded event, silent auction and CharityBuzz.com auction raise money to support lifesaving research at City of Hope. Prior Songs of Hope honorees and participants have included Jack Antonoff, Burt Bacharach, Glen Ballard, Martin Bandier, Aloe Blacc, Colbie Caillat, The Chainsmokers, Clive Davis, Desmond Child, Natalie Cole, Gavin DeGraw, The Doobie Brothers, Jermaine Dupri, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Zach Horowitz, Max Martin, Mark Mothersbaugh, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie, Dave Stewart, Swizz Beatz, will.i.am, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Charli XCX, and Hans Zimmer, among others.To purchase tickets for Songs of Hope XIV, visit www.cityofhope.org/music/songs or contact City of Hope at 626-218-6313 or mfei@coh.org.last_img read more

Nova Scotia band wants to ban drug dealers from community

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National News A long time band councillor and former chief wants to ban drug dealers from his Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia.According to Alex McDonald, drug-related crimes in the Sipekne’Katik First Nation are getting worse and he wants action.“As a band government we need to step up and do something about it and stop being afraid and showing fear,” said McDonald. “Because I’m not the only councillor that had a problem.”At 2:00 am on March 2, McDonald woke up to his dog barking and his neighbor banging on his door. Someone had thrown a Molotov cocktail on his truck in the driveway. He panicked and ranoutside in his bare feet, throwing snow on the hood of his truck.“I’m glad that we had neighbors that heard the bottle hit the vehicle and came and told us because it would’ve been worse,” said McDonald. “It could’ve set the houses on fire and people would’ve beenhomeless including me and my family.”McDonald has no doubts why he was targeted.“It’s about drugs,” he said. “I’m against the drugs in the community. I like to see people clean up. It’s about, you know it’s about people trying to be a big king pin in our community.”The incident with McDonald’s truck follows on the heels of a violent home invasion two weeks ago and stories of tires getting slashed. Though, most people aren’t willing to come forward.“It has gotten worse,” said McDonald. “It’s just that people are quiet about it because they’re scared.”Darren Sylvester is a Mi’kmaq Constable with the RCMP. He said he’s worked in Sipekne’Katik for over five years – and from a policing perspective, the drug problems haven’t gotten better or worse overthat time.“I find when it seems like it’s a big concern when certain people are affected,” said Sylvester.But he said he isn’t downplaying the drug problem. For the most part, the drugs of choice on reserve here are prescription pills, cocaine and marijuana. No signs of the lethal fentanyl yet.McDonald has been critical of the RCMP.“The police are not doing their job,” he said. “They’re not arresting anybody, they’re not doing raids on homes. They know who the dope pushers are.”While stories about who’s pushing and who’s slashing tires as payback make the rounds in the community, Sylvester said police need more than that.“The thing is, as police officers, we don’t just act on rumours and stuff that we hear on Facebook,” said Sylvester. “We need good information for us to actually do something about the drug problem in thecommunity.”That can be challenging in a relatively small reserve where everyone knows each other.“A lot of people are scared to speak up, they’re scared to be labelled as a rat,” said Sylvester. “And in smaller communities, word gets around and if they are labelled as a rat, things could happen to themfor speaking out.”And that is exactly why Alex McDonald wants the band to take action by banning anyone charged with drug related offences from the reserve.“It sucks that you have to kick people out of your community but sometimes it has to happen,” said McDonald. “Other communities have done it and they had good results.”On Tuesday, chief and council had their regular meeting and talked at length about options for banning drug dealers from the reserve. No answers just yet.Some people in Sipekne’Katik, not willing to talk on the record, told APTN that they weren’t sure a ban was the way to go and preferred a more positive emphasis on programs.McDonald pointed out that there’s already programs and services offered through the health centre and the Native Alcohol and Drug Association.“But when you have someone always pushing drugs in the community, who has other individuals drug dealing for him, it’s hard,” said McDonald. “It’s hard for anybody who has an addiction problem to get away from the drugs if it’s always in their face.”“What is needed is for the community and the police to work together,” said Sylvester, driving through the reserve in his patrol car.Sylvester doesn’t paint a negative picture of the community, though, or his role in it. “Indian Brook’s a great place to work a lot of great people here. It’s too bad there’s a drug problem.”He said part of policing is making arrests. But an important aspect is working with the community and engaging with Mi’kmaq youth. He points to the on-reserve school as he drives.“We’ll bring in the RCMP and we’ll play sports with the students just to get them familiar with who the police officers are and to have that trust with the police,” said Sylvester. “So they’re able to speak with them when they have to go somewhere for help.”McDonald wants a solution that’s more immediate and feels banning drug dealers or anyone charged with a violent crime is the way to go.“A lot of people are tired of the violence, tired of people preying on their family members, on their children, given their family drugs getting them addicted and then getting them to do the dirty work,” said McDonald.He’s confident that the council will step up and ban drug dealers. But isn’t sure when it will happen, or what exactly the band council resolution might look like. The band is currently having its legal team look at what options might work best.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

13 killed in South Africa church collapse

first_imgJohannesburg: At least 13 people have died and many injured in South Africa after a wall collapsed at a Pentecostal church at the start of an Easter service, authorities said. The incident happened on Thursday night in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal and emergency medical services spokesperson Robert McKenzie linked the tragedy to heavy rainfall in the area, South Africa’s online news publication News24 reported. Authorities said 29 people were rushed to hospital after the collapse of the wall at the front of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and six of them were seriously injured. Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the area experienced a storm and heavy winds which are believed to have resulted in the incident. People were sleeping in the church when the brick wall collapsed, she added. Following the incident, a special prayer service was held in front of the church on Friday, according to local eNCA TV station.last_img read more

Top UN envoy deplores recent attacks against Afghan civilians

22 October 2008The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan has condemned recent attacks against civilians in the violence-wracked nation, including a suicide bombing on Monday that killed five children in Kunduz, the murder of a number of passengers on a bus in Kandahar and the killing of a foreign aid worker in the capital, Kabul. “I have stressed many times over the past months the need for proper protection of civilians during combat. With these incidents there was no combat,” Kai Eide, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, said in a statement issued yesterday.“The purpose of such attacks is to stoke fear among the wider population,” he noted. “I strongly condemn all such acts.” The Special Representative said his thoughts, as well as those of all those working for the UN in Afghanistan, are with the families and friends of those who have been killed and of those that remain missing.Gayle Williams, a 34-year-old dual British-South African national who worked for the Christian non-governmental organization (NGO) known as SERVE Afghanistan as a volunteer on projects assisting the disabled, was shot dead on Monday as she walked to work in Kabul. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out against the killing as well as those of two local UN staff members in Somalia during the past week, and voiced his alarm at the growing number of attacks against humanitarian workers in both countries. Also on Monday, five children were among those killed in a suicide car bomb attack in the northern province of Kunduz.Meanwhile, Taliban militants seized a bus in the volatile southern province of Kandahar over the weekend and reportedly executed at least two dozen passengers, beheading some of them. read more

Security Council welcomes release of Algerian diplomats in Northern Mali

The 15-member body also condemned the assassination of another Algerian diplomat and expressed deep regret about the death while in captivity of the Algerian Consul. They expressed their deep condolences to the family of the two victims and stressed that those responsible must be held accountable. The Government of Mali must swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. The Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, and that all acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable. At the same time, States have a responsibility to ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with international law, in particular international human rights and humanitarian law.Countries should prevent terrorists from benefiting directly or indirectly from ransom payments or from political concessions and to secure the safe release of hostages. Council members also reiterated their full support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the French forces who support it and called on all parties to cooperate fully with the Mission. read more

Iraq Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods warn UN

“It is a matter of concern that these draft amendments are silent on the minimum age of consent to marriage and do not apply to all components of Iraqi society,” said Representatives of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, and for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, in a joint statement Monday, urging reconsideration of the drafts.According to the https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/joint-statement-by-the-special-representatives-of-the-secretary-general-on-sexual-violence-in-conflict-and-for-children-and-armed-conflict-regarding-proposed-amendments-to-the-iraqi-personal-status-la/”>statement, the Iraqi Council of Representative’s approval in principle of the draft law – that does not explicitly set the minimum age of marriage to 18-years for both women and men – represents a significant step back from commitments to prevent and address sexual violence.The two UN senior officials also raised fears of increase in divisions within the country at a time when Iraq is recovering from the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh).They also cautioned that the proposed amendments could lead to possible breaches of Iraq’s legally binding commitments under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as well as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).“My Office was repeatedly assured by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Speaker of the Council of Representatives Salim al-Jabouri that the fulfilment of each of the pillars of the Joint Communiqué are essential to Iraq’s post-Da’esh reconstruction,” Ms. Patten stated.A key pillar of the Joint Communiqué (signed by the Iraqi Foreign Minister with the UN, formally committing to prevent and address conflict-related sexual violence) is to ‘support legislative and policy reform to strengthen protection from and service response to sexual violence crimes.Noting that the boys and girls of Iraq, already victims of grave violations resulting from years of conflict with Da’esh, are now “at risk of being deprived of their childhood,” Ms. Gamba called on the Government to “take all necessary actions to protect every child by preventing the adoption of policies that can harm children already exposed to armed conflict.” SRSG Patten and Gamba concluded by strongly “urging the Government of Iraq to reconsider these proposed amendments to the Personal Status Law” and reaffirming their commitment “to stand with both the Government and people of Iraq to ensure that the scourge of sexual violence is eliminated and that children affected by armed conflict are protected.” read more

Rocketmine drone survey contracts with Rossing Uranium and Exxaro Resources

first_imgRocketmine, a subsidiary of the international Delta Drone Group, says it “continues to affirm its’ position as the drone service providing leader in UAV (drone) solutions for the mining sector.” The company has procured contracts with mining majors throughout Africa. A contract renewal with South African mining giant, Exxaro Resources Group sees Rocketmine providing survey and mapping solutions to the Grootegeluk site in the Limpopo Province. This forms part of their plan to evolve towards the “digitised mine of the future” concept where real-time mine planning and execution can be conducted to improve mining efficiency and production.Grootegeluk mine is Exxaro’s largest opencast mine in the southern hemisphere. This particular site inhabits various hazards and dangers to the surveyors. The survey and mapping solution was aimed to get surveyors out of dangerous areas to increase safety and data turnaround time. One of Exxaro’s primary driving force in optimising efficiency of their operations is to meet the demand requirements of the Medupi power station. “Our professional service and accurate data have been our greatest advocates. While safety and our cost-effective approaches contribute to a more streamlined and productive output on-site assisting the client achieve their targets,” explains Rocketmine MD, Christopher Clark.The second contract acquisition sees Rocketmine taking to the skies in Namibia. Rio Tinto’s first commercial uranium mine, Rössing Uranium, had supplied a total of 132,610 t of uranium oxide to the world by the end of 2017. To achieve the best possible grade of uranium, the Rössing Uranium mine achieves this by optimising the accuracy of planning. This requires regular and accurate stockpile movements. “The integration of drone technology at Rössing Uranium Mine will enhance operational efficiencies pertaining to planning by providing expeditious accurate data,” said Clark.Rocketmine secured two other contracts in West Africa. Newcrest Mining Limited in Côte d’Ivoire and Newmont Akyem to provide mine blast monitoring and fragmentation analysis and survey mapping respectively. “A global cumulative amount for these African projects over the next three years equates close to €1,000,000. These mines are clear cases that the future of the mining will utilise technology not only to find innovative solutions but to decrease their carbon footprint,” concludes Clark.last_img read more

From UserGen to Widgets to Wikis Tech Talk Dominates McGrawHills Media Summit

first_imgAfter lunch, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia president and CEOSusan Lyne spoke about how MSLO has employed what it calls a “360-degree sales approach” and has diversified across all its platforms. “We have teams of experts in the separate categories we cover that come up with the ideas and generate the content for all of the company’s platforms—from print to online to radio to TV,” Lyne said. “We can use this content in a number of ways, and it enables us to touch our consumer one more time.” NEW YORK—From user-generated content to blogs to widgets to Wikis, new technologies in all facets of media were the focus of conversation Wednesday during the first day of the McGraw-Hill Companies’ 2008 Media Summit.“Figuring out how to move content or media on to new technology platforms is probably, next to creating high-quality experience as content, is probably the most important thing we can do,” Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert Iger said during the morning keynote speech. Co-sponsors BusinessWeek and Standard & Poor’s were expecting about 1,000 attendees over the two-day event.“Most classic brand managers look at technology almost with a deep-rooted aversion,” Iger continued. “[Technology] typically enables competition for brands, and it changes consumer behavior, and if you’re a brand manager you don’t really want consumer behavior to change, you want them to continue consuming your brand. People take a protectionist view toward technology when they’re brand managing. I actually felt that being a projectionist, or projecting the brand versus protecting the brand, using technology was the right thing to do.”Session topics—all in regards to new media technologies—ranged from rights management to advertising accountability and legal issues. “Look at your kids and people in their twenties; they’re not going to newspapers, they’re not going to print for their news anymore,” said Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Julia Wallace during a morning panel discussion. “We’re seeing our audiences transfer online and to other media. We’re having to change our business models. These are interesting times.”last_img read more

Id Be Sympathetic 7 Moments from Tuesdays HASC Hearing

first_imgAir Force Photo by Wayne Clark Army and Air Force leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights, based on a CQ transcript:Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) asked whether DOD can adequately operate under a fiscal year 2020 appropriation of $733 billion, the amount House leaders have proposed. “I think the Army’s component of the defense of the United States, what we’re asking for, the answer is yes,” Army Secretary Mark Esper said. The president has asked for $750 billion.Lawmakers praised the Pentagon for completing its first-ever audit, even though the results were mixed. “If I can say you guys can pass an audit, it’s a lot easier to advocate and explain to the American people why the budgets need to keep going up,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) said.The leaders said they need a supplemental spending bill to fund storm recovery at three installations. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she had to delay 61 facilities projects in 18 states to begin storm recovery. “I won’t press you,” Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) said, “but in fact, the money is already in the Department of Defense. The decision was made to transfer for the construction of 150 miles of border fence rather than Tyndall, Offutt or Lejeune.”Asked about the Army’s missed recruitment targets, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said, “We were able to recruit 70,000 soldiers into the Army last year. That’s a 10-year high. And yes, we missed the mark by 6,500, but we did that because I set the bar too high on an unachievable goal. Secretary Mattis and others cautioned us against that, by the way.”Esper said the Army has completed inspections of all its housing. “You know, this has been an eye-opener for everybody,” he said. “The leadership’s getting back involved in the housing business, and that’s our number one commitment.”In opening remarks, Smith thanked Wilson, who is leaving her position in May, for her service. “I don’t think you actually left just because of the Space Force, but I’d be sympathetic if you did,” he said. Wilson has made critical remarks about forming the new branch, but she and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein assured the committee they support the plan.Mike Turner (R-Ohio) told Wilson, “We are all saddened that you are departing, but I look forward to when you return as secretary of defense.” ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

BNP National Unity to demo from single platform

first_imgMain opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and two new coalitions have decided to launch a movement with a five-point demand that includes release of former prime minister BNP chief Khaleda Zia.The BNP, National Unity Process initiated by reputed jurist Kamal Hossain and Jukto (United) Front led by former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury took the decision at a meeting at BNP leader Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain’s city residence on Sunday evening.The opposition now commonly demands dissolution of parliament before announcement of election schedule, resignation of the prime minister and her cabinet, holding of election under a neutral government, deployment of the army personnel with magistracy power, and no use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the general elections.”We have a common goal — to stand against the present autocratic regime, from a single platform. We’ve decided in principle to launch together a movement from now on,” said ASM Abdur Rab, president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), a component of the Front.About the demand for release of Khaleda Zia, he said it is one of their demands as is the release of those who were detailed and sued during the quota reform movement and the demonstration for safe roads.Asked about the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh’s alliance with the BNP, Rab said the new opposition coalition would not take into considerations the BNP’s alliance with any other party.Expressing optimism about joint movement, senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed said through population demonstration, Khaleda Zia would be released and the election commission would be reconstituted for holding free and fair elections in Bangladesh.Sunday’s development in solidifying the coalition followed the public rally convened by Kamal Hossain and joined by senior BNP leaders including party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and some other minor parties and groups.last_img read more

Do the police take the disappearances of gay men seriously enough

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Police in Toronto announced yesterday they were charging Bruce McArthur with three further homicides.They first charged McArthur, 66, a local landscape gardener, a couple of weeks ago with the murder of two gay men who disappeared in 2017. Despite not locating any bodies at the time, police expressed confidence in bringing charges. They also said more victims might emerge.That fear became a reality yesterday when they announced that they had found three sets of skeletal human remains in planters at locations connected with McArthur. He is now charged with five murders – all men who have gone missing in the last eight years.UnprecedentedThis is now turning into an unprecedented serial killer investigation in Canada. It’s one that has unsurprisingly unnerved the local LGBTI community.‘Next time our community says there’s a serial killer in our midst, fucking listen,’ commented one person on Facebook under footage of the police press conference on Facebook.They were referring to the fact that many in the LGBTI village have been troubled by the disappearance of men in the last few years – to the extent of organizing their own searches and campaigning for the police to do more.Of course, police can only go on evidence. Toronto police chief Mark Saunders said at a press conference in December he had no evidence of any connection between the then missing men, or that foul play was involved.Many on the gay scene suspected otherwise. As local journalist Justin Ling expressed it in a piece summing up local frustration last year: ‘People don’t just disappear.’Stephen PortHearing about the investigation into McArthur, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Stephen Port case in the UK.Port was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2016 after being found guilty of the murder of four men and the rape of several others. Port met his young victims via hook-up apps and dating sites. He would invite them to his East London flat and drugged them with GHB.He would leave their bodies in his local neighborhood. Three of the men were left propped up in the same churchyard.Police at first regarded the deaths as being due to accidental overdose and concluded there was no link between them. This was despite the protestations from friends and families of the men that they didn’t believe their loved ones would have died in this way. Met Police admits mistakes with gay rape and chemsex assault victims Many in the local LGBTI community were angry that police were seemingly quick to dismiss the deaths of young gay men as simply being due to drug misadventure. The Met Police were strongly criticized for missing opportunities to have investigated and stop Port sooner.Difficult questions for policeOf course, there are many differences between the cases of Port and McArthur. In London, police found bodies but didn’t realize then men had been murdered. In Canada, police had no bodies – simply missing people.It’s believed McArthur knew or had relationships with some of the men he is now suspected of killing.But there are also similarities. Both cases involved gay/bi men. For many straight people, gay male subculture – whether it involves hook-up apps, cruising grounds, drugs or the closet – is an alien culture. Joining the dots or making connections may not be as obvious when it comes to investigating such cases.In both instances, those in the gay community raised their concerns with the police. Both expressed frustration their concerns were not addressed quickly enough.Authorities in Canada say they undertook a slow and methodical investigation. McArthur’s trial will no doubt reveal more about that investigation. But the case also raises questions.Do the police take seriously the concerns of LGBTI communities when it comes to missing people? Or is there an unconscious bias at play that leads to the downplaying of such concerns?Do the police act swiftly to investigate the dating app activity of missing people, and are the apps cooperating quickly?Are we, as a community, doing enough to promote safety when it comes to dating apps and hook-ups? Do you always tell someone else when you go to meet someone?I hope police in Toronto locate and identify all the missing men McArthur is alleged to have killed. But I also hope they didn’t miss any opportunities to investigate McArthur sooner.@davidhudson_ukSee alsoPolice arrest Toronto man and charge him with murder of two gay mencenter_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Alleged gay serial killer Bruce McArthur charged with sixth murderPolice find more human remains in gay serial killer investigationAlleged gay serial killer, Bruce McArthur, charged with seventh murderRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/police-take-gay-men-seriously-enough/last_img read more

Ready or not Ontario legislation for allin travel pricing starts Jan 1

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Ready or not, Ontario legislation for all-in travel pricing starts Jan. 1, 2017 Travelweek Group Tags: TICO TORONTO — The industry has known about this deadline for months and now consumers do too: starting Jan. 1, 2017 travel ads in Ontario will have to include all taxes and fees, under new rules that the provincial government says are meant to protect consumers.The province says the rules, which take effect Jan. 1, will help reduce confusion and prevent surprises for travellers, as well as ensure a level playing field for the travel industry. The new regulations apply to any ads made by a registered travel agent or wholesaler that refer to the price of travel services.“People across Ontario can now research and buy their vacations and business travel with confidence and without surprises – the price advertised will now be the price paid,” Marie-France Lalonde, Ontario’s minister of government and consumer services, said in a statement.The change was also hailed by TICO, which said all-in pricing “provides consistent guidelines for the travel industry when advertising and promoting the price of travel services.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesMany major tours operators and retailers have been advertising all-in pricing for years. “Air Canada Vacations is already in compliance with the all-in-pricing requirement set out by TICO,” said Nino Montagnese, Managing Director, Sun Markets for ACV. “All of our vacations packages, hotel prices, flights and tours in all promotional formats – whether online or print – include transparent pricing and clearly outline all of the fees, services charges and taxes that consumers can expect to pay when booking our products. We want to make our travel partners’ and consumers’ booking process as seamless as possible.”Other tour operators are ready to comply. “As per recent legislation issued by the Province of Ontario, we can confirm that all our pricing will be displayed as ‘all in’ pricing from Jan. 1, 2017,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations, Sunwing Vacations. “Customers will be able to browse our selection of vacation packages with ease, and with the understanding that all taxes, surcharges and fees are already represented in the price quoted.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Dawson said travellers should be “diligent when comparing prices as many online travel agents and hoteliers not covered by the legislation are likely to continue to show prices without taxes and fees included.”Flight Centre spokeswoman Allison Wallace said full transparency in pricing “will reduce confusion while at the same time encourage fair competition from sun wholesalers and retailers so this is very good news for both the consumer and the travel industry.” Posted by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 last_img read more

Korea Tourism Organization gives Jeju Island the star treatment

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Jeju Island, Korea Tourism Organization Friday, July 19, 2019 Korea Tourism Organization gives Jeju Island the star treatment TORONTO — Few Canadians are familiar with Korea’s Jeju Island, but that’s about to change, says the Korea Tourism Organization.In the spirit of Korea Tourism Organization’s (KTO) new model of bringing popular Korean regional tourism organizations to Canada, the KTO gave Jeju Island the star treatment at trade events last week in Toronto and Vancouver.Dinner presentations attended by travel retailers and KTO supplier partners showcased Jeju Island’s culture and natural beauty.Jeju, Korea’s largest island and only an hour flight from Seoul, is filled with folklore and culture, says the KTO. The island is known for its beach resorts, volcanic coastline and cavelike lava tubes.At the Vancouver event: Douglas Yiu, Sales Manager of Korean Air Vancouver office; Youngdon Lim, Regional Manager of Korean Air Vancouver office; Hongbai Park, President of Jeju Tourism Organization; John Park, Director of Korea Tourism Organization Toronto officeIan Rhee, General Manager of the Jeju Tourism Organization (JTO), says: “Whether you are here just for travelling or relaxation, there are unlimited things you can do ranging from outdoor activities to various theme parks or you can enjoy ocean views at the cafes. Take a tea class and enjoy the freshly made teas at the largest green tea farm on the island is also another way to explore the island as it is famous for its green tea products.”More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamJeju Island has its own distinct culture that differs greatly from that of the mainland Korea, he added. Due to its special geographic location, both historically and in modern day, Jeju is a sought after and much-visited destination in Asia. The geographical evolution of the island is truly unique and offers a very different landscape and culture than the mainland of Korea.At the Toronto event: John Park, Director of Korea Tourism Organization Toronto office; Hongbai Park, President of Jeju Tourism Organization; Cheol Heum Hwang, Regional Manager of Korean Air’s Toronto officeJohn Park, Director of KTO, Toronto Office, added: “The island is famous for its strong winds, stone, and its women. Tourists will have a chance to experience and see Haenyeo, the female divers who played a key role in the economy of the island by harvesting seafood for many centuries.”Visitors can meet the divers and learn more about the Haenyeo culture by visiting the Haenyeo museum or Aqua Planet, notes Rhee. They can also learn to become a Haenyeo by visiting the fishing village or experience life in the ocean as a Haenyo at the diving school. As it is a disappearing culture, the government is trying to preserve and encourage a newer generation to become a Haenyeo.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerWith the announcement of world’s second largest Grand Hyatt hotel, plus a Four Seasons hotel, set to open on the island in 2020, Hong-Bai Park, president of JTO, says he believes the new developments will give visitors more choices in the increasingly popular tourist destination.Over 12 million passengers flew between Seoul and Jeju in 2016, making it the busiest air route in the world.More information about Korea is at visitkorea.or.kr.center_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgOTM 2017 has been a really good event. We have seen lots of activities in these three days with many destinations showcasing their unique culture. The quality of buyers was good and we are happy with the response that our partners got. We have been part of OTM for the past few years and the feedback has been really good, that’s why we keep coming back every year.last_img

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wounding weeks ago: Daniel Borden 18 of Ohio and Alex Michael Ramos 33 of GeorgiaGoodwin was taken into custody near his hometown in central Arkansas by US marshals according to the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office He is being held at the sheriff’s detention center until he’s extradited to Virginia said Lt Matt Edwards a Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office spokesman He did not know the specific charge against GoodwinThe Charlottesville police department declined to comment on Goodwin’s arrest nor did it issue a press release detailing his criminal charge Online sleuths – led by journalist and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King – were the first to publicly identify Goodwin and the other two men charged with the attack Ever since the rally King and his volunteer investigators have been examining photos and video footage from the rally and the garage attack itself and combing the Facebook pages of white supremacists to get namesKing outed Goodwin last month and turned his evidence over to Charlottesville police"Dear Jacob Scott Goodwin age 22 of Ward Arkansas" King posted on his own Facebook page Sept 24 "We have looked for you for a month In the end it was your hair your bracelets your glasses your tattoo on your forearm the white supremacist pins and necklaces and your own bragging online that helped us identify you as one of the felony attackers of DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville Soon you will be arrested"Goodwin hasn’t responded to requests for commentIn an interview with The Washington Post before his arrest Goodwin’s mother Tamera Goodwin confirmed that her son was in the parking garage during the attack and was the one wearing the military tactical gear and carrying the plastic shield Goodwin also wore two pins one with the number 88 a code for "Heil Hitler" and the other with the logo for the Traditionalist Worker Party a white nationalist group run by Matthew Heimbach"I told him ‘It does look like you kick him’ but he said ‘No Mom I didn’t’" said the mother 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