APTN National NewsA cell phone video has now emerged from the hockey fight APTN reported on Tuesday evening.The game between the Thompson King Miners and the Norway House Northstars turned ugly quickly after a Northstars player was ejected from the game.As APTN’s Jaydon Flett reports, race may not have played a role in the incident.
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Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex zoomed over 1,422 points and the NSE Nifty surged 421 points after most exit polls showed that the Narendra Modi-led NDA is returning to power with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha elections. The 30-share index ended 1,421.90 points, or 3.75 per cent, higher at 39,352.67. During the day, the gauge hit a high of 39,412.56 and a low of 38,570.04. In a similar movement, the broader NSE Nifty soared 421.10 points, or 3.69 per cent, to 11,828.25. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework A majority of exit polls Sunday forecast another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that the BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha. The results of the seven-phase polls will be announced on May 23. Analysts believe the Modi’s BJP retaining power will ensure a continuation in reform measures initiated during the NDA’s first term. Top gainers in the Sensex pack include SBI, IndusInd Bank, Tata Motors, L&T, Yes Bank, HDFC, M&M, Maruti, ONGC, RIL, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank, rising up to 8.64 per cent. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports On the other hand, Bajaj Auto and Infosys ended in the red. The broader BSE midcap and smallcap indices ended in line with benchmarks, rallying up to 3.57 per cent. “The domestic equity markets witnessed unprecedented and remarkable surge, across all sectors and segments, after the exit polls indicated a higher probability for the current dispensation to come back to power with a clear majority,” said Joseph Thomas, Head Research- Emkay Wealth Management. “What would help the markets sustain the momentum is factors that are fundamentally important, like decisive policy initiatives from the new government, faster land and labour reforms, and also the unfinished task of quick consolidation and re-organisation of the banking system,” he added. Meanwhile, market regulator Sebi and stock exchanges have beefed up their surveillance mechanism to check any manipulative activities in the market this week in view of the high-octane election related events lined up. The Indian rupee also appreciated by 64 paise to 69.59 against the US dollar during the day. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 72.61 per barrel, higher by 1.40 per cent. Globally, bourses in Asia ended on a mixed note, while those in Europe were trading in the red in their respective early deals.
The 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council opened today with statements by Remigiusz A. Henczel President of the Human Rights Council, Vuk Jeremic, President of the General Assembly and Navanethem Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights. This was followed by the commencement of the High Level segment where country statements were delivered. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha and members of the delegation attended the session. The current session runs through the 22 March 2013. Sri Lanka is due to engage the Council under relevant agenda items and a number of thematic sessions. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries and the President’s Special Envoy on Human Rights and leader of the Sri Lanka delegation, who is due to arrive in Geneva tomorrow, will deliver Sri Lanka’s National Statement during the High Level segment of the Human Rights Council on Wednesday. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lankan government, today told members of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), that the promotion and protection of human rights as enshrined in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) should be carried out in a spirit of cooperation, mutual respect and dialogue, and in conformity with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and norms governing international relations.Speaking during the High Level Panel meeting at the 22nds session of the UNHRC on the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva Manisha Gunasekera said that Sri Lanka is particularly mindful of the VDPA’s affirmation of the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of human rights which denotes the equal importance of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights.
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau defended his government’s decision to remove a tax subsidy for oil and gas companies pursuing early well exploration.“It’s always important to have a balance,” he said at SAIT, noting the Liberals plan to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2024. “We believe that we can focus on the sector, get more efficient on the sector, have positive outcomes helping the economy here and across the country.”Asked about the decision later in the day in front of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Morneau said he reviewed many tax measures as they pursue a fairer tax code.“We didn’t think that it was targeted appropriately and we think there are other things we are doing that are having a very positive impact on the industry, but not through that kind of tax credit approach,” he said.The man who asked him on the second occasion was Chamber President and CEO Adam Legge, who later told reporters that taking that benefit was another challenge for businesses.“The other issue is that it was not applicable to the mining sector, it was only applicable to the oil and gas sector,” he said. “Ultimately, it was probably one of those things that didn’t make a heck of a lot of difference to a federal balance sheet in your income statement, so we were disappointed to see that move take place.”BUDGETLegge asked Morneau about several other subjects including if there’s a path to a balanced budget.The finance minister responded by touting Canada as having the lowest net debt to GDP ratio among G7 countries and that the government doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to make investments at a time when it makes sense.“We’re going to stay down this path, we’re going to do it in a fiscally responsible way,” he said. “As one of the 10 countries in the world that has triple-A credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies, they are looking at us and saying, you know this is a responsible way for us to make investments in the long term.”SMALL BUSINESSMorneau was also asked if there’s a commitment to reducing the small business tax rate, but repeated what the Liberals have said before regarding tax fairness and loopholes.“We’re much less focused on the rate and more focused on are there some people that have private corporations that are not intended to build their business, but that are being used for other purposes?” he said. “We don’t want to have people that because of a loophole, are finding a way to reduce their tax rate.”Calgary Conservative MP Tom Kmiec was in the audience and said the small business tax promise has clearly been broken.“I have people telling me either by email or by Facebook, I am paying more in taxes because my tax return is so much lower,” he said. “What used to be an $8,000 tax return or $4,000 tax return is $1,000 or $500.“All these tax credits they’ve eliminated over the last little while is a direct impact on middle class Canadians.”TRUMPAs expected, the finance minister was asked about the relationship between Canada and the United States since President Donald Trump took over in the White House.He was specifically asked if the U.S. recognizes trade benefits and if Canada has to continue to show their importance.“Yes to both,” he said. “The Trump Administration has a very clear understanding of the importance of Canada.“I think all of us who have business relationships with United States organizations, who are perhaps part of a U.S. organization have as a responsibility, talking about the mutual benefits of our trading relationship.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email (Lucas Meyer – 660 NEWS) by News Staff Posted Mar 27, 2017 4:33 pm MDT Morneau talks subsidies, budget, small biz and Trump in Calgary Adam Legge|Bill Morneau|Calgary|Tom Kmiec|YYC
“Somalia is now at a critical point as a result of this drought and environmental hazards and lack of basic services,” said UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Mahmoud Fikri. The UN agency said that it is providing “all possible support” to address the ongoing challenges. That includes sending in rapid response teams to areas of greatest threat. That includes sending medicines and medical supplies to health facilities in drought-affected areas. Some 1.5 million people are believed to be affected by the severe drought and worsening food crisis. More than 400,000 of those people are malnourished children. In addition, the drought conditions are causing epidemic-prone diseases to spread. These include cholera and measles. According to WHO, since early January, more than 6,000 cases of cholera have been reported, as well as more than 2,500 cases of suspected measles. The UN has launched an appeal for $825 million for the first half of 2017 for the pre-famine response. Of this, the health sector requires $85 million, including $10 million for the WHO.
Coaches and medium weight buses do well but heavier buses lose ground Rolling year bus and coach figure 12,597, down three per cent Rolling year coach figures are 1,116, or up 8.0 per cent Year-to-date bus and coach figures 9.7 per cent down at 8,085 Buses 3.5 to 8.5t up 23.3 per cent to 1,080 for the year-to-date> Year-to-date coach registrations up 11.1 per cent to 831 At 12,597 the rolling year total for bus and coach registrations was down 2.95 per cent at the end of August. The shorter term, year to date figures show a 9.7 per cent drop over the eight months. Both sets of figures confirm the bus industry’s view that operators are still not spending enough on new buses to hit the government’s fleet replacement target.By contrast, light buses in the 3.5 to 8.5 tonne sector did well, up 23.3 per cent to 1,080 and coach registrations were up 11.1 per cent to 831 for the eight months to the end of August.Registrations of single-deckers over 16t and of double-deckers again show how London’s buying patterns skew the figures. Coach registrations include deliveries of two fleets of service coaches. These sectors also show the effect of factory holidays and the ‘plate change’ in September.For double deck buses the rolling year total was 1,378, 12,11 per cent down on the figure last year. The annual average registration volume for double deck buses from 2000 to 2002 was 1,206.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
SMMT’s prestigious Automotive Award for Innovation, which recognises UK-developed concepts and technologies with the potential to transform the automotive industry, is now open for its sixth year of entries.The Award – in partnership with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), sponsored by GKN, and supported by The Times – promotes the UK automotive sector’s huge capacity for innovation. Global demand for British-made vehicles has significantly increased in recent years – manufacturing output is up more than 50% since 2009 – but this growth must be supported by home-grown innovation to help maintain the industry’s international competitiveness.A judging panel of industry experts will be looking for products, technologies, processes or systems that could transform the UK’s automotive industry for the better. Last year’s winner was Torotrak Group’s Flybrid KERS, a system that transfers energy from a vehicle’s motion back to the drive system to power the vehicle. The system is smaller, lighter and cheaper than a conventional battery electric hybrid. Winners from previous years include Gordon Murray Design, Jaguar Land Rover, Optare and Ford.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “One of the drivers behind the current success of the UK automotive industry is a strong pipeline of innovation – a vital component of its continuing drive for global leadership in vehicle development. In light of the UK automotive industry’s recent successes, we expect to see some exceptional entries this year.”Tony Pixton, Chief Executive of the Advanced Propulsion Centre, said, “The UK has committed a minimum of £1 billion to develop and produce low carbon technology over the next decade, building on our existing capability as a Propulsion Nation. Through our partnership with the SMMT Automotive Award for Innovation we will use our combined resources to provide a global shop window for entrants and hence we encourage any organisation with relevant products, technologies, processes, or systems to apply and be considered for this important award.”Rob Rickell, GKN President of Technology, added, “What has struck me in the six years GKN has been involved with this award is the skill, talent, and, often, tenacity of the people behind the innovations. It is important that we recognise the people driving innovation in the UK, and create the right environment to harness the undoubted skills we have in this country. As a global engineering leader, GKN wants people to recognise that there are a lot of great ideas and technologies that start life in the UK – and that have the potential to transform the global automotive industry.”The deadline for entries is midnight on 28 August. Entry is free and open to any manufacturer, supplier or developer, whether as an individual, team, department, or a submission on behalf of an organisation.After a shortlisting process, successful entrants will present their innovations to a panel of industry experts. The winner will be announced at the SMMT Annual Dinner on 24 November, in front of more than 1,000 leading industry figures.All entry criteria and entry forms can be found at the Award website: www.smmt.co.uk/aai.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Pink Shirt Day is coming up at Brock University Feb. 24, 2016. The annual day for anti-bullying started in B.C. and has now spread across the country.Everyone is encouraged to openly express that ‘Kindness is one size fits all’ by wearing a shirt to show support for the anti-bullying movement. We all have the capacity to spread kindness and that is the underlying philosophy behind the anti-bullying movement: a movement we hope lives year round beyond Pink Shirt Day.For more information: http://pinkshirtday.ca/
OSU freshman forward Derek Funderburk (4) jumps over Walsh defenders during the Buckeyes exhibition match-up on Nov. 6. The Buckeyes won 85-67. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorLess than a week after Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann was hired, he suspended redshirt freshman forward Derek Funderburk for failure to meet team expectations, according to a press release.The release did not specify the length of the suspension.Funderburk was redshirted and did not play in the 2016-17 season. Ohio State has just nine players on scholarship on its current roster, including Funderburk.The 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward is a native of Lakewood, Ohio, and played high school basketball for St. Edward before transferring to Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) for his senior season. He was the only four-star prospect in Ohio State’s 2016 recruiting class.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As a tiny infant, Ivan-Joe Leo had to be carried everywhere by his mum. He couldn’t crawl, speak, see properly, or even sit. The doctors in Papua New Guinea knew what was afflicting him, but in a country where child mortality rates are amongst the bleakest in the world, they just didn’t have the resources to do anything about it. Born prematurely, Ivan-Joe had developed a growth on his skull which by 22 months had expanded to the size of a small football. His distraught mother Jocelyn Sari had run out of options. Her son needed an operation overseas that was far beyond what she could afford. She was told the growth, which was already affecting his development and eyesight, could cost him his life. As a last resort she was put in touch with the Children First Foundation – the Victorian-based charity that helps children in developing countries get medical treatment. The foundation organised flights and visas, and liaised with Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, which provided a bed and its services at no cost. On their arrival in February, a medical team under the leadership of Dr Chris Xenos and plastic surgeon Charles Baillieu began the delicate process of sealing Ivan-Joe’s brain and rebuilding his skull. It would take a series of highly complex operations to remove the growth, but it could be done. “The problem was that the traumatic skull fracture suffered at birth had caused a breach of the skull and it allowed fluid to leak through the defect,” Dr Xenos told Neos Kosmos this week. “We had a two-problem issue – the cosmetic appearance and the developmental delay caused by excess fluid in his brain. “In the first operation we opened up a fluid pathway to drain the fluid by inserting a shunt, which diverted the fluid out of his head and into his stomach. “In the second more intensive operation we repaired the top of his skull by closing the coverings of the brain – harvesting the skull bone that was deformed and putting together a kind of patchwork quilt to seal the skull,” said Dr Xenos. The final surgery was in May and after fighting off fevers and an infection, Ivan-Joe was discharged two months ago. Since then he and mum have been accommodated at the Children First Foundation’s rehabilitation farm in Kilmore East. Dr Xenos says that he’s well on the way to recovery and being able to live a normal life. “It’s early days but he’s benefiting already from play therapy and physiotherapy. “I’m optimistic he’ll continue to improve. He’s already demonstrated that he’s catching up and improving. He’s a lot more vocal and active. His long-term future is very good.” Ivan-Joe’s mother told reporters this week: “I am very grateful for what they have done for my son. Now he’s a normal child. “The surgery was like a miracle.” After six months in Australia mother and son will return to PNG next week.
Accountancy organisation Kingston Smith has reported a mean gender pay gap of 7% for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.The median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 0% as at 5 April 2017.The mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2017 is 52.1%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus pay is 50%. Over this period, 33.2% of men received a bonus payment, compared to 18.6% of women.More than a third (37%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Kingston Smith are women, compared to 64.8% in the second quartile, 57.4% in the third quartile, and 43.5% in the lowest pay quartile. In addition, 26% of the organisation’s current total partner population is female.Kingston Smith has stated that it is confident that its pay gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. However, it has attributed its bonus gender pay gap to the higher proportion of male trainees in a recent cohort of trainee accountants, who are employed on a formal training contract that includes structured career progression and pre-determined bonus payments. In total, bonuses account for 2.2% of Kingston Smith’s overall salary costs.The organisation has introduced numerous measures in order to promote gender diversity within the business. This includes enhancing maternity pay to attract and retain female employees, revising the flexible working policy to promote a better work-life balance for staff with caring responsibilities, and introducing an expectant and new parent forum to support employees before, during and on return from maternity and other parental leave. Kingston Smith will also launch a school partnering pilot scheme with secondary schools and colleges local to the organisation’s six operating sites to raise awareness of career opportunities within the professional services sector.Furthermore, the organisation already carries out extensive pay and benefits reviews twice a year and evaluates job roles and pay grades to ensure the pay structure is fair.Maureen Penfold, managing partner at Kingston Smith, said: “As a firm we embrace diversity, we think it’s good business strategy to have an inclusive workplace culture and flexible working patterns. Unsurprisingly perhaps, a happy consequence of creating such an environment is a minimal gender pay gap among our staff.”Victoria Green, HR manager at Kingston Smith, added: “It’s great to see how well the firm performs against the economy as a whole in terms of the gender pay gap. Flexible working arrangements help us retain and attract a broad range of talented people. But we’re not complacent and continue to review and update our practices regularly.”
Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out! pic.twitter.com/ewoE3PKFx7— FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 27, 2018According to KNTV, Casarez is a 26-year-old man who lived in his van until he was unable to pay for it, which then caused him to lose it in June. He’s since been sleeping in a park.So Casarez decided to stand at a busy intersection in California, several resumes at his side and hoping he would grab the attention of many people.“If you want to come out here and play with the big dogs, this is where you have to be,” Casarez said to KNTV. “This is my make it or break it moment. I have to do something crazy.” (WSVN) – A homeless man in California was standing near an intersection and, instead of asking for money, a person saw him offering his resume.Twitter user jaysc0 took a photo of the man holding a sign that read, “Homeless. Hungry 4 success. Take a resume.” The man’s resume had his name, David Casarez, at the top and was followed by his qualifications. Since the Tweet went viral, the 26-year-old has heard from companies both locally, nationally and even in Canada.“I knew it would be posted on social media, I didn’t know it would blow up like this,” said Casarez to KNTV. “I’m trying not to take any money, I really do just want a job opportunity, that’s all I’m asking.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
If you recall, Apple bought “The Netflix of Magazines,” Texture—formerly NextIssue—last year. Following the acquisition, there were a lot of questions and theories about what Apple wanted with Texture, and what it would actually do with it. Still, most agreed it wouldn’t be keeping it around with that branding, or as a standalone product. Naturally, an integration strategy was in the works. Exactly what that looks like is still speculative, but the curtain will soon be pulled back.But back to the money thing. Apple asking publishers for a share of that size seems like an old-school mob shakedown disguised as a partnership. But like I said, Apple has all the leverage. It has the tech and the user base, plus that cool branding that makes it iconic. So of course it will try to strong-arm any entity that can’t stand toe-to-toe with it (Apple’s market cap is about 20x the size of the entire magazine industry’s annual revenue).However, I learned from a reliable source that this sort of revenue share is not uncommon, or really out of line. There’s a high cost to hosting the content and marketing it. And at the end of the day, everybody has to get paid. Still, the problem with an initial offer of a 50:50 split forecasts an unsatisfying outcome for publishers, and on paper it sounds awful. Maybe publishers can negotiate that down to 30 percent (unlikely). But here’s the bottom line: It doesn’t matter to Apple who’s in or who’s out. It will be just fine. The same may not be true for publishers. So they are going to have to take their medicine and swallow that bitter pill.To be fair, this particular news really only affects about 200 or so magazines in the U.S. We’re talking the top newsstand and million-plus circ titles. Sure this may trickle down to smaller niche titles, but it’s unlikely. This is going to sting the big guys the most.So I guess the bigger philosophical question is: Do they care?Meredith is obviously invested in its magazine brands, but it’s not beholden to them alone, given its diverse portfolio. It can likely afford to lose a little revenue to Apple News and chalk it up to being a branding strategy. Best case scenario, maybe they convert a few new loyalists who engage in more than just the content consumed on Apple News.I don’t think it’s fair for me to say Hearst doesn’t care about its magazine brands as much as Meredith, but like Meredith it has a diverse portfolio of assets. However unlike Meredith, it also has a lot of newspapers around the country that have been scaling back their operations. So although they have been nimble have been investing aggressively in digital media, they can’t be too excited about Apple’s offer.So that leaves Condé Nast, when talking about the “Big 3.” This is where I see significant problems. Condé is going all-in on its subscription model this year, and will be putting its premium content behind paywalls. Such an ambitious strategy could be impacted by a player like Apple distributing content in an all-you-can-eat or à la carte package.If I were the folks at Condé negotiating with Apple, I would be digging my heels in deep. Otherwise its paywall plan might be doomed before it even gets off the ground.Of course, these three companies only make up about a quarter of the top 200 newsstand titles, so for companies like AMI, Bauer, Bonnier and others, they too will have to seriously weigh the pros and cons of “partnering” with Apple. Obviously the current alleged revenue sharing model is a major con, but there are pros. A notable one, of course, is aligning yourself with one of the most powerful corporations in the world, one that has the ability to distribute your content to every corner of the planet.So with all this ranting, what am I trying to get at? Well, for starters a 50 percent revenue share is outrageous. But taking a smaller, albeit gouging hit may be worth it for some of the larger publishers with diverse revenue strategies. But the bigger issue I see here is reverting back to the conversation I said I was sick of having: platform providers have too much power.The players along the distribution chain have always been important in publishing and have had a certain amount of leverage, but weren’t necessarily in control. I don’t know if that’s true anymore. Content continues to become more and more of a commodity, and consumers have grown accustomed to cheap or free options. Not only because of the basic nature of the internet, but also because of subscription products that companies like Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Spotify and the rest have launched. Consumers expect to have access to more content than they can ever consume for a flat rate. Throw in the social media platforms, and things get even messier for media companies that are losing (or have lost) control of the distribution chain while the value of their currency—which is content—is dwindling.Compounding all of this, of course, are fewer and fewer ad dollars rolling in. Coming into this year, paid content was thought by many to be a beacon of hope for publishers to find a bit of white space and increase margins. Yet, here we are staring up at a bunch of Goliaths, each with their own agenda and each hungry for content.So what happens next? More uncertainty, that’s what. But hey, aren’t you used to that by now? Apple’s state-of-the-art headquartersI don’t usually put myself in the middle of Silicon Valley conversations. There are already plenty of qualified men and women talking and writing about the highs and lows of the tech industry. Not to mention, I have more than enough to talk about when it comes to the current state of publishing, so I prefer to stay in my lane. Still, it’s foolish to think that what happens in the tech world isn’t impacting our own.I am sick to death, however, of talking about Facebook’s on-again, off-again relationship with this industry. It does matter and those conversations aren’t soon to end. But there’s a much bigger player in the Valley that I’d like to talk about right now—Apple.As many of us read in The Wall Street Journal, it sounds like the world’s largest company is putting the squeeze on publishers with its refreshed Apple News subscription service that it’s poised to introduce at the end of March. I don’t know or have access to sources that tipped off the WSJ, which is reporting that Apple is seeking roughly 50 percent of the take on all subscription revenue, but I definitely trust that it’s true. Apple is a publicly held corporation and has all the leverage here, so why would it choose benevolence over profitability?
The Alaska Department of Corrections announced this week that it has developed a new policy on how prisoner deaths are handled.A state legislative hearing was held in July to address five inmate deaths at state correctional institutions between April and June.The summary of the new policy that’s posted on the DOC’s website promises greater transparency than the previous version.Sherrie Daigle [DIE gle]is deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections.“And what it does, it lays out the steps the department takes and what our department employees, the steps that they take in the event of an inmate death. It explains how we will notify the next of kin. It explains what type of information cam be released to the public. It states that information that is confidential and is protected under law cannot be released. It talks about what kind of information can be released to the media and at what point. And so it is just a step by step process of how we will handle those incidents.”Under the new policy, the department will notify next of kin and promptly provide the public with information about the death that is not confidential. Daigle says that, in the event of a death caused by a criminal act by an inmate, the incident first goes to the Alaska State Troopers for investigation.“Then they come in and investigate any type of criminal act that may have occurred within a facility statewide.”The statement by the DOC also says the department will determine if there are any deficiencies in the DOC system.
Hyderabad: Congress has a tough task on hand ahead of the elections to municipalities and municipal corporations, likely to be held in the last week of this month or in the first week of August. The State Election Commission has begun preparing groundwork to hold the elections. The government has completed the delimitation exercise and reservation process. Also Read – Hyderabad: L&T bags IT awards Advertise With Us Tough task is awaiting the Congress party in the elections against the backdrop of series of reversals it suffered in the elections to the Assembly, Lok Sabha, Gram Panchayats, ZP and MPPs. The Congress could secure between 27 and 30 per cent votes in all these elections and won seats in proportion to percentage of votes. It has won 19 seats in Assembly, three in Lok Sabha polls, 30 per cent of MPTCs and 8 per cent of the ZPTCs. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us In the municipal polls, as many as 76.09 lakh urban voters are eligible to elect 3,385 ward members and corporators, who, in turn, will choose one of them as chairpersons or mayors for 132 municipalities and six municipal corporations. The Congress is expecting that there will be a big turnaround in the municipal elections as it feels that the voters are vexed with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi. They have been expecting that Bharatiya Janata Party also has emerged as a strong contender. The Grand Old Party is depending more on the local cadre and leaders for the success of its candidates. Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, member of the TPCC on municipal polls and secretary of All India Congress Committee Vamsichand Reddy said the party was prepared to face the polls. He said the committee formed by the TPCC has been coordinating with the presidents of the District Congress Committee, Town Congress Committees, MLAs, former MLAs, contestants of the Assembly elections and other leaders. He said the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee office- bearers meeting which was held at Nagarjuna Sagar recently had instructed the committee to work for the victory of the party in the municipal polls and work in coordination. Vamsi said that the star campaigners of the party selected for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls would be roped in for the campaign in the municipalities. He said that the campaign would commence as soon as the schedule of the polls is announced. The Congress has decided to put the onus of ensuring the win of the party on the local leaders. The TPCC would confine itself to coordination activity. The DCCs, Town Committees, local MLA and contested candidates would select the candidates for the wards. The local leaders have been told to mobilise resources for the contest in the municipal polls. The candidates who would be selected for the contest have to bear the poll expenditure and have to mobiles the workers.
Hyderabad: Congress MLA T. Jayaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy wrote a letter to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao requesting supply of Godavari water to Sangareddy constituency as there was no water in Singur and Manjeera dams. “People in Sangareddy constituency are facing water scarcity problem due to non-availability of water in Singur Dam and Manjeera Dam and also due to lack of rains. There is no water issue in Patancheru constituency because the Godavari water coming from Hyderabad. Like Patancheru, please supply the Godavari water from Hyderabad to Sangareddy constituency, particularly in Sangareddy, Nandi, Kondapur, Sadasivpet mandals and Sangareddy and Sadasivpet towns to meet the daily needs,” Jagga Reddy urged the Chief Miniter in his letter.
4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As platforms and technology have grown increasingly sophisticated, brands have more tools to create compelling stories. But more resources and customer touch points also mean that cutting through the noise is more challenging than ever.Luckily, we are on the brink of a new age of digital storytelling, one that will be steeped in augmented and virtual reality experiences. Augmented reality is changing the game for good, because it enables organizations to bring consumers into their stories, rather than simply producing content for viewers to passively consume. With the recent rollout of Apple’s ARKit, which enables developers to build their own augmented platforms and experiences, 2018 is poised to be the year that augmented reality is no longer viewed as a novelty, but as a pillar of digital content.Related: Expecting Revolutionary Innovation From Apple’s Reveal Event? You’re Missing the Point.Some brands are ahead of the curve and have already experimented with augmented campaigns and physical experiences to immerse customers in more compelling stories. If you’re planning to explore ways in which your brand can jump on the augmented bandwagon, take a page out of these brand’s books.MTVThe MTV VMA’s are used to raising the stakes. But historically, the production has relied on live performances and candid moments to hook viewers. This year, however, MTV decided not to rest on its laurels, and instead launched an aggressive augmented-reality based campaign to entice viewers before the big night. The network turned its iconic Moonman logo into an augmented effect that allowed fans to place images of themselves in the Moonman on Facebook.Related: Why Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Will be Important for Your BusinessNational GeographicNational Geographic has built a media powerhouse by bringing every corner of the Earth to life through bold, lifelike photography and videos. With augmented reality, National Geographic can take that one step further. The media company dipped its foot into augmented waters at the 2017 SXSW festival to promote its scripted Albert Einstein series, Genius.This new phase of the company’s life presents an interesting challenge, because the scripted television landscape is already overcrowded with quality narratives. To break through the noise and establish itself as a force out of the gate, National Geographic knew it had to make bold marketing plays. The augmented reality installation allowed festival-goers to essentially go into the mind of Albert Einstein by building out Einstein’s mathematical theories virtually and mapping them to physical objects in the room, ultimately enabling visitors to interact with Einstein’s ideas.Related: Don’t Get Too Fancy in Your Marketing — Authenticity Always WinsAdobeAdobe’s recent venture into the realm of augmented reality proves that this technology is more than a gimmick — it has the potential to instill real value for consumers and businesses alike. Adobe’s HoloLens developments showcased the ways in which augmented visualizations can overlay actual in-store settings to offer more insight into who shoppers are and how they behave. The applications include data paths hovering above a store layout to illuminate common traffic routes and smart mirrors that instantly relay insights about which items are being tried on and which are being purchased.These brands prove that there’s no right way to implement an augmented strategy. Tapping into augmented reality development platforms gives brands the agency to determine how to best bring experiences and stories to life for specific audiences.Related video: Why You Shouldn’t Try to Be the Next Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg September 15, 2017
Top Stories Wang, a headline-grabbing, imperious police chief in the inland city of Chongqing, set off the scandal when he sought refuge in a nearby U.S. consulate in February. Inside, he told U.S. diplomats that Bo’s wife, Gu Kailai, had murdered a British businessman over a business dispute. Prosecutors said he also applied for asylum, though he later surrendered to Chinese authorities.The crimes Wang is charged with are generally punishable by up to 10 years in prison, 20 years if the sentences are served consecutively, though life in prison or even death are possible for egregious breaches.In an official account of his trial, prosecutors argued that Wang was entitled to a more lenient punishment because he later cooperated in exposing Gu’s murder of Briton Neil Heywood. They said his information about others’ crimes “should be considered a major meritorious service.”The account also suggests that “the Chongqing party committee’s main responsible person at the time” _ meaning Bo _ knew about the murder and did nothing. The glancing reference in the trial account suggests that Bo is likely to face criminal charges.Wang’s tale of murder and cover-up unleashed sharp infighting among a leadership that works hard to project an image of unanimity and affirmed to an already skeptical public a Communist Party consumed with power grabs and corruption. The scandal led to Bo’s suspension from the Politburo, his wife’s suspended death sentence in the murder and fiercer bargaining for positions in a new leadership that is supposed to be installed this fall. In the tumult, a top aide to President Hu Jintao was sidelined after his son died after crashing his Ferrari, a sign of corruption. Vice President Xi Jinping, who is supposed to replace the retiring Hu, also dropped from public view for nearly two weeks this month, canceling meetings with foreign dignitaries without explanation and sparking rumors about his health.Xi resurfaced last weekend and resumed an active schedule, meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta this week and then traveling to southern China to open an annual China-Southeast Asia business exposition on Friday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 How men can have a healthy 2019 BEIJING (AP) – The ex-police chief at the center of a seamy political scandal will be sentenced Monday as Chinese leaders move to dispatch a messy affair that has upset a tricky transition of power.The Intermediate People’s Court in Chengdu on Friday announced the verdict date for Wang Lijun, whose two-day trial on charges of defecting, abuse of power and other alleged misdeeds ended Tuesday.Once the verdict is pronounced, Chinese leaders are expected to deal with the scandal’s most nettlesome issue: whether to prosecute Wang’s former boss, disgraced leader Bo Xilai, once a rising political star and a rare Chinese politician with national popularity. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments Share
Britain later expanded its territorial waters to encompass Sealand, but has largely ignored the breakaway platform.Despite the lack of legal status, Bates gave Sealand its own constitution, red, white and black flag, passports, stamps, coins, national anthem and motto: “E Mare Libertas” _ “From the Sea, Freedom.”Today, Sealand makes money by selling aristocratic titles and hosting Internet servers.According to Sealand’s official website, Bates fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War and worked at London’s Smithfield meat market before joining the British army during World War II, serving as an officer in North Africa, the Middle East and Italy.After the war he imported meat from Ireland to the north _ where rationing was still in effect _ imported rubber from Malaysia and ran fishing boats off England’s east coast before founding Sealand.In his old age Bates moved to the mainland, making his son Michael regent and head of state of Sealand.Michael Bates remembered his father as a “huge, huge character.”“How many people do you know that are discussed by governments and prime ministers?” Michael Bates said. “The history is absolutely amazing.” Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project “I might die young or I might die old, but I will never die of boredom,” Bates said in a 1980s interview.Bates’ son Michael said Wednesday that his father died Tuesday at a care home in Leigh-on-Sea in eastern England. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s.In the 1960s, inspired by the “pirate radio” movement of unlicensed stations broadcasting pop music from outside Britain’s boundaries, Bates set up Radio Essex on an offshore fort. When that was closed down, he moved in 1966 to Fort Roughs, a disused World War II artillery platform in international waters about 7 miles (13 kilometers) off England’s east coast.Michael Bates said his father initially intended to set up another radio station, but then “had the bizarre idea of declaring independence.” Rejecting a British order to leave, he proclaimed the fort the Principality of Sealand, declaring himself Prince Roy and his wife Joan as princess.The 550-square-meter (5,920-square-foot) fort _ two concrete towers connected by an iron platform _ claimed to be the world’s smallest sovereign state, though it was not internationally recognized.Bates was tried in 1968 after an incident in which shots were fired from the platform at a British boat. He was acquitted, with the court ruling that Sealand fell outside the U.K.’s jurisdiction. Comments Share Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Patients with chronic pain give advice Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Quick workouts for men Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bates is survived by Joan, Michael and his daughter Penny.___Online: www.sealandgov.orgJill Lawless can be reached at http://Twitter.com/JillLawless (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressLONDON (AP) – Where most people saw a crumbling, rust-stained hunk of concrete and steel, Paddy Roy Bates saw a kingdom.Bates, who has died aged 91, occupied an abandoned wartime fort in the North Sea and declared it the sovereign Principality of Sealand, with its own passports, flag, anthem and stamps _ and himself as its monarch.What began as a swinging 60s attempt to set up a radio station became a micro-state that is still going strong more than 45 years later _ although it has not been recognized by any government. Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Comments Share At this point, it’s unreasonable to expect the Arizona Cardinals to draft a quarterback in the first round.However, that does not mean they won’t look to add one with one of their other six picks.With that in mind, it makes sense that the Cardinals are planning on visiting with Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, as ProFootballTalk.com reported Monday morning. He’ll dine with a group that includes coach Bruce Arians, G.M. Steve Keim, and director of player personnel Jason Licht. Nassib, who threw for 3,749 yards and 26 touchdowns last season, has already worked out for the Jaguars, Browns and Bills. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact