first_imgMONTREAL – Canada’s Immigration Department says a murder suspect who was set free after his trial exceeded the legal length limit is expected to be sent back to Sri Lanka in the next two weeks.Ewa Staszewicz, a lawyer for the department, is confirming steps are being taken to obtain the necessary travel documents for Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingam.Thanabalasingam, 31, told an Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada hearing today he doesn’t believe he will be in danger in his home country and no longer needs to be protected as a refugee.He was accused of murdering his wife in 2012 but the charges were stayed in April after the length of his legal proceedings were deemed to have violated a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that set time limits for trials to be completed.He was detained by Canada Border Services Agency upon his release and a deportation order was issued against him.Thanabalasingam, who came to Canada as a refugee, originally appealed the deportation order but later changed his mind and asked to be sent back to Sri Lanka.There is still an appeal pending against Thanabalasingam as the Crown has challenged the judgment that halted the legal proceedings against him.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Transcontinental Inc. has acquired Multifilm Packaging Corp., a candy and snack packaging supplier in the United States.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.Transcontinental has been growing its packaging business since entering the sector in 2014 in a bid to become less reliant on its traditional printing business.Following the company’s annual meeting last week, chief executive Francois Olivier said he would be looking to make acquisitions this year.The Multifilm deal is the company’s sixth flexible packaging acquisition since entering the industry.Transcontinental says Multifilm has been owned since 2008 by four owner-managers who will remain with the company based in Elgin, Ill., near Chicago.Companies in this story: (TSX:TCL.A, TSX:TCL.B)last_img read more

first_imgHaryana: The official website of District Kurukshetra has been felicitated with the Rashtriya Web Ratna Award for its excellent work. Kurukshetra has bagged the Platinum Award under the Digital India programme. District of Kurukshetra was felicitated at an award ceremony held in New Delhi helmed by Union Minister of Information and Technology Minister & Law and Justice, Ravishankar Prasad. The award was received by DC Dr SS Phulia on the behalf of the Kurukshetra district. It is worth mentioning that several extraordinary works were done by the Kurukshetra team for making the website user-friendly. After receiving the award, Dr Phulia stated that it is a wonderful achievement for the district administration of Kurukshetra. It is the combined effort of DIO Shri Vinod Singhal and SIO Bansal that Kurukshetra won the award.last_img read more

Rabat – The organizing committee of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has released the competition’s official music video. However, the video, released on Wednesday June 19, could be seen as a direct provocation to Morocco’s territorial integrity as it displays the flag of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) .The music video entitled “All Together,”  is performed by renowned Egyptian singer Hakim, along with Nigeria’s Femi Kuti, and Dobet Gnahore from the Ivory Coast.The song’s lyrics speak about unity and diversity in Africa. However, a  map of Africa appears at the end of the video, showing the flag of the self-proclaimed SADR. The inclusion of the flag is a provocative move as any support for the Polisario front is an ultimate red line for Morocco’s foreign policy and national sovereignty.The action is even more surprising as SADR is not among the squads who have qualified for the 2019 tournament, due to begin on June 21.Read Also: Egypt Removes Polisario Flag from 2019 CAN Ticketing SystemThe CAN committee and Egypt are both well aware Morocco’s position regarding such unfriendly actions towards its territorial integrity, casting doubt on the inclusion being a coincidence.In May, the committee listed Polisario in ticketing system for CAN 2019, a move which did not go unnoticed. To protest the inclusion, Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF) submitted a letter to Egypt’s football federation, requesting clarification on the apparent provocation.FRMF also submitted a letter to the African Football Confederation (CAF) to protest the move.Morocco’s complaint was received with a nod as the organizing committee removed the flag of the separatist group from the competition’s ticketing system, claiming it was an administrative accident.It remains to be seen whether the FRMF will file a complaint against the most recent provocative move from the organizing committee. read more

Many of the countries – the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States, China, Russia, Italy, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France and Finland, as well as the European Commission – have already made financial contributions to organizations on the ground, UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Margareta Wahlström told reporters in New York. In the meeting, donors “welcomed the efforts that are being made to support in this disaster,” she said.UN agencies are participating in missions to assess the extent of the damage, which Ms. Wahlström characterized as a “serious disaster,” on par with the devastating flooding in the East Asian nation in the mid-1990s.The Coordinator said that she hopes a “framework that everyone feels confident that that’s the correct one” will be reached in the coming days.Today and tomorrow, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its Government counterpart are conducting assessments in North Hwanghae and South Hamgyong provinces.Assessment efforts are continuing despite the physical damage wrought by the heavy rains, including destroyed bridges and roads.The next priority for UN agencies and their partners is to coordinate their actions to respond to victims’ needs, Ms. Wahlström noted.However, assessment work will continue, as there is an “ongoing need to verify and further assess the situation of people,” she said.Official figures put the death toll at 221, with 80 people missing and more than 300,000 rendered homeless by the flooding. Nearly 50,000 houses have been destroyed and a further 85,000 submerged or badly damaged, and forecasts indicate that rains will continue for the next 48 hours.The nation’s grain and rice bowls lie in the most affected provinces, with the Ministry of Agriculture estimating that 11 per cent of rice and maize fields have been flooded, buried or washed away. Coal mining, rail transport, fisheries and construction materials industries have also been seriously affected by the rains, authorities said.WFP has readied 4,000 metric tons of wheat flour, soybeans, vegetable oil and sugar, and is prepared to launch an emergency operation to feed 320,000 people.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) – in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Health – will distribute 80,000 water purification tablets, with a single table purifying 20 litres, as well as eight medical emergency kits, each serving 10,000 people for three months.The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) will provide emergency delivery kits for home and clinic births, and is also conducting a pilot population census to ascertain the extent of housing damage.Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working with the Ministry of Public Health to begin distribution next week of essential medical kits, each to aid 4,000 people for three months, and also 500 family water kits. The agency is procuring water purification tablets for 30,000 families and calcium hyperchlorite to treat local water systems.In concert with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF will conduct a rapid assessment to help flood-ravaged schools prepare for the new academic year. 17 August 2007More than a dozen United Nations Member States today pledged to support relief efforts to victims of severe flooding that has swept the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) this month, one of the world body’s top humanitarian officials announced. read more

TORONTO — Home Capital Group says it’s narrowed down potential CEO candidates to a “short short list” and is weeks away from making an announcement, as it strives to reverse its fortunes after suffering a run on deposits earlier this year.Company chairwoman Brenda Eprile said the alternative mortgage lender is also close to identifying a new chief financial officer but will await input from the person who takes over as chief executive.“We want to make sure that our new CEO is involved in that process,” Eprile told reporters following the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Toronto Thursday. “That’s a partnership that’s critical.”The management shuffle is part of the company’s efforts to restore market confidence following allegations from the Ontario Securities Commission that it misled investors in its handling of a scandal surrounding falsified loan applications.The securities watchdog’s allegations caused customers to pull out deposits from the lender’s GICs and savings account en masse, forcing it to secure a costly line of credit from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan to finance its operations.The company has since settled the OSC case, as well as a class action lawsuit filed by investors, and has been aggressively advertising high interest rates on its savings products in order to attract additional funds.While Home Capital says there are encouraging signs of a turnaround afoot, board member Alan Hibben said during the annual meeting Thursday that it’s “too early to declare victory.”The lender has seen inflows of deposits since it got a vote of confidence from famed billionaire Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway will invest up to $400 million in the company.The Toronto Stock Exchange has given conditional approval, as expected, for Berkshire’s initial investment of $153.2 million to acquire 16 million Home Capital (TSX:HCG) shares, or about 20 per cent of the company’s total equity.A second round of investment from Berkshire would buy a further $247.7 million worth of Home Capital stock and raise its ownership stake to 38.4 per cent. That investment requires shareholder approval at a special meeting later this year.In another effort to shore up cash, the lender also announced that it has inked a deal to sell roughly $252 million of residential mortgages to an unnamed third party. The company says it will use the proceeds from the sale to pay down debt.Home Capital also provided an update Thursday on how much its near collapse back in May has cost the lender.The company says its expenses soared $175 million above normal during the second quarter as it fought to survive a cash shortage.The estimate includes a previously reported $100 million in fees and transaction costs related to the $2 billion of emergency funding that Home Capital borrowed from HOOPP.Home Capital says it also had a loss on the sale of some of its asset portfolio and higher than normal professional, legal and interest costs during the quarter.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. read more

A 19 year old boy died in hospital today after being punched by a coach during training for a boxing match at a school in Kottawa, the police media unit said.The police said that the boy, B. Hewawasam, had taken ill after being punched by the coach and he was admitted to hospital last Sunday. The boy was initially admitted to the Homagama hospital but was later transferred to the Colombo national hospital where he died. According to the police two boxing coaches were arrested over the incident and produced in court today. They were later released on bail. Further investigations are underway. read more

LAS VEGAS — Sam Fuehring scored 18 points, including a layup with 2.5 seconds left, and grabbed nine rebounds to help No. 5 Louisville beat 19th-ranked Arizona State 58-56 on Friday in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.Dana Evans added 11 points six assists and three steals. Asia Durr finished with 14 points on just 5-of-18 shooting for Louisville (4-0).Kianna Ibis was fouled on a 3-point shot and hit all three free throws to pull Arizona State (2-2) within two points with 19.3 seconds left. Fuehring and Reili Richardson traded two foul shots apiece to make it 56-54 with 12.2 left and, after a Louisville timeout moved the ball to the front court, Elenga stole Arica Carter’s inbound pass, was fouled and hit both free throws 1.5 seconds later. Evans then drove the baseline and wrapped a pass around a defender to Fuehring for winner.Carter stole the ensuing inbound pass to seal it.No. 3 OREGON 94, UC RIVERSIDE 44MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Ruthy Hebard scored 19 points, and Oregon coasted to a victory over UC Riverside in the opener of the Saint Mary’s Thanksgiving Classic.The Ducks (5-0) led 52-18 at halftime on their way to another lopsided win. They entered with a 33-point average margin of victory, their closest game being a two-point victory over then-No. 18 Syracuse on Nov. 10.Hebard went 8 for 9 from the field while playing just 18 minutes. Most of Oregon’s starters were out by the fourth quarter.Sabrina Ionescu, a preseason All-American guard who attended nearby Miramonte High School in Orinda, had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists. Satou Sabally added 17 points for Oregon.No. 7 MARYLAND 68, MORGAN STATE 44TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Kaila Charles scored 18 points, Taylor Mikesell added 17 and Maryland used a strong second half to beat Morgan State in the Puerto Rico Clasico tournament.In a nonconference matchup between Maryland-based teams, the Terrapins (5-0) led by only 28-22 at halftime before Mikesell scored 14 in a 22-point third quarter that pushed the margin to 15 points.A three-point play by Charles made it 57-35 with 5:55 left, and Maryland coasted to the finish.Adreora Coleman scored 20 for the Bears (1-5), who lost to Georgia 60-33 in a first-round game.No. 10 TEXAS 56, QUINNIPIAC 55ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Audrey Warren’s jumper from just inside the foul line with 47 seconds left put Texas ahead to stay, and the Longhorns knocked off Quinnipiac in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.Sug Sutton and Jatarie White each scored 12 for Texas (4-0), which overcame a 15-point deficit.Quinnipiac (2-2) had two shots at the end to win it. Jen Fay’s long jumper missed, and Taylor Herd’s putback try bounced off the rim as time expired.Fay led all scorers with 15 points for the Bobcats, who shot 19 per cent in the second half — and were 1 for 15 from 3-point range in the final two quarters.No. 12 IOWA 84, No. 25 WEST VIRGINIA 81BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and Iowa rallied from a 24-point deficit and beat West Virginia in the Junkanoo Jam to remain undefeated.The win marks the biggest comeback for Iowa (5-0) under coach Lisa Bluder. Iowa plays Florida State in the title game while the Mountaineers (3-1) face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.Gustafson was 12 of 17 from the field. Makenzie Meyer made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for Iowa. Tania Davis scored 15 points, including a career-high 13 free throws. Alexis Sevillian chipped in with 13 points.Kysre Gondrezick scored 22 points for West Virginia.Gustafson converted a 3-point play to give Iowa its first lead of the second half, 78-77, with 49.4 seconds to play. Gustafson added another bucket and Davis made two free throws to make it a five-point lead with 38.7 seconds left. Gondrezick hit a 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining.West Virginia built a 48-29 halftime lead but Iowa outscored the Mountaineers 29-12 in the fourth.No. 14 SYRACUSE 92, PRINCETON 61CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Gabrielle Cooper made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to help Syracuse beat Princeton in the Cancun Challenge.Cooper scored all of her points before the fourth quarter, in just 17 minutes. She made five of her first six 3-pointers and finished 6 of 10.Tiana Mangakahia added 14 points with 11 assists and Amaya Finklea-Guity had 12 points and eight rebounds for Syracuse (5-1), which was 15 of 29 from 3-point range.Syracuse had a 49-34 lead at halftime after shooting 60 per cent, including 7 of 13 from distance.Gabrielle Rush made five 3-pointers and scored 15 points for Princeton (1-5) and Carlie Littlefield added 11 points.No. 15 N.C. STATE 69, GEORGE WASHINGTON 61CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Elissa Cunane scored eight of her 18 points in the third quarter to help North Carolina State stay undefeated with a victory over George Washington in the Cancun Challenge.Grace Hunter had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead NC State (6-0). Erika Cassell added 12 points and DD Rogers chipped in with 10 rebounds and five points. The Wolfpack face Michigan in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge on Thursday.Mei-Lyn Bautista scored 19 points to lead George Washington (1-5). Kelsi Mahoney had 16 points and Neila Luma 14.No. 16 DEPAUL 79, KANSAS STATE 59CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Mart’e Grays and Dee Bekelja each scored 12 points and DePaul beat Kansas State in the Cancun Challenge.Bekelja scored 10 of her points in the first half as DePaul jumped out to a 45-20 advantage and Grays’ 3-pointer with 6:30 remaining extended the lead to 69-47.Ashton Millender added 11 points for DePaul (3-1), which plays No. 14 Syracuse on Saturday. The Blue Demons were 12 of 40 from 3-point range, while Kansas State was just 2 of 12.DePaul outscored Kansas State 18-6 at the end of the first quarter for a 21-12 lead, and the Blue Demons built a lead as high as 29 points in the third quarter.Jasauen Beard scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half for Kansas State (3-2), and Peyton Williams had 10 points and six rebounds.NORTH CAROLINA 71, No. 17 SOUTH FLORIDA 69ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Stephanie Watts scored 24 points and the North Carolina women handed South Florida its second straight loss at the Paradise Jam.The Tar Heels backed up a Thanksgiving Day beat down of UCLA, 83-49 in the opener, and avenged a stinging loss to South Florida at the 2016 Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas, 83-55. Watts is one of four members of the UNC rotation to have played in that loss.South Florida, which lost to Kentucky 85-63, got 22 points from Laura Ferreira and 18 more from Jordao.No. 20 TEXAS A&M 97, ARKANSAS STATE 56COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 23 points, N’dea Jones turned in her second straight double-double and Texas A&M defeated Arkansas State.Carter was 10-of-13 shooting, made three 3-pointers and had seven assists for the Aggies (4-1), who won their 10th straight home game. Jones added 13 points and 13 rebounds, Kayla Wells scored 14 points with six assists, Ciera Johnson added 13 points and Aaliyah Wilson had three treys and 11 points.The Aggies shot over 60 per cent in each half, outscored the Red Wolves 54-20 in the paint and had a 46-23 rebounding advantage.The Red Wolves (1-4) were led by Kayla Williams, who had 16 points.No. 23 MINNESOTA 65, CORNELL 45MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell scored 18 points with nine rebounds, Destiny Pitts added 11 points with a trio of 3-pointers and innesota led all the way to defeat Cornell, winning a fifth straight to open the season.The Golden Gophers scored 25 points off 22 Cornell turnovers, added 19 more points from the free-throw line and six players combined for 10 steals. Palma Kaposi and Irene Garrido Perez had three steals each.Annalese Lamke added eight points and nine rebounds and the Golden Gophers led 20-9 even before the first quarter ended.Minnesota led 40-16 at the break, holding Cornell to 6-of-21 shooting in the first two quarters. The halftime score was the fewest points the Golden Gophers have allowed in a half this season.Halley Miklos scored 10 points with four rebounds and Samantha Clement nine points, all from 3-point distance, for Cornell (2-2).No. 24 MIAMI 82, NEBRASKA 68CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Beatrice Mompremier scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Miami defeated Nebraska.Mompremier was 8-of-11 shooting, while Laura Cornelius made four 3-pointers and added 23 points. Kelsey Marshall made four from distance and scored 18 for the Hurricanes (5-1).The Hurricanes used 9-0 run early in the first quarter for a lead they would not lose. Cornelius hit two 3-pointers in scoring the final 10 points of the first half as Miami went up 44-25 and would remain in front by double figures the rest of the way.Sam Haiby scored 14 points, Hannah Whitish 13, including four 3-pointers, and Nicea Eliely 10 for the Cornhuskers (1-3).The Associated Press read more

Barry Larkin thought he would become an NFL player. He had a scholarship to Michigan coming out of high school. Legendary coach Bo Schembechler red-shirted him as a freshman.“Occasionally, I’d call him while I was playing in the big leagues and told him that was the best decision he ever made as a football coach,” Larkin recalled. “He didn’t like that too much.”Whether Schembechler liked it or not, he jump-started Larkin’s career on the diamond that led to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A shortstop with his hometown Cincinnati Reds, Larkin became an all-star in his third year and blossomed into a dominant player.Larkin shared the Hall of Fame honors with Ron Santo, a Chicago Cubs third baseman and beloved broadcaster. It was an emotional occasion. Larkin wiped away tears before he even began his induction speech.The current ESPN analyst thanked his parents, saying, “If we were going to do something, we were going to do it right. Growing up, you challenged me. That was so instrumental.”Larking also thanked, in Spanish, the Latin players that also helped mold him. Then he poured on the praise for Pete Rose and Dave Concepcion, veterans that helped mold him when he was a young player.“I wouldn’t be in the big leagues if it weren’t for Pete,” Larkin said, eliciting a stirring applause from the fans, two of whom were holding a placard inscribed with “Cincinnati’s hometown heroes, Larkin and Rose.”“And Dave Concepcion, understanding that I was gunning for his job, understanding that I was from Cincinnati, he spent countless hours with me preparing me for the game. I idolized Davey Concepcion as a kid. Thank you, my idol. My inclusion in the Hall of Fame is the ultimate validation. I want to thank you all for helping me along the way.” read more

first_imgCoalTech, an engineering company focussing on environmental solutions for the mining industry, and having initially launched their proven pelletising technology at the 2016 Mining Indaba, has announced that it has supplemented its pelletising technology with a process to dry and cure the pellets thus produced.The recently commissioned pelletising and curing plant, situated near Witbank in Mpumulanga, South Africa, is sized to produce 10,000 t/month of coal pellets.. CoalTech’s pellets have been thoroughly tested over the past four years and verified to meet industry requirements by Bureau Veritas.The final South African patent application has been lodged, and patent applications are now being lodged in various other countries around the globe where CoalTech plans to exploit its technology. CoalTech is now ready to commence the construction of scaled up plants with higher production capacity to meet customers’ requirements. Mining and coal processing companies in South Africa have already expressed their interest in building plants which would process over 450,000 t/month of coal pellets.The company has received expressions of interest from potential customers in Europe, North America and Asia. This technology can provide a new source of energy to generate electricity and create local jobs. In addition, the technology will have a positive impact on the environment through the conversion of waste material into energy on a cost-effective basis.“Since the last Mining Indaba in 2016, we have now dealt with one of the significant issues which faced many who have tried to develop this technology before us – an effective and economical solution to drying the upstream and downstream product was necessary in order to take the CoalTech technology to the next level – to enhance production from the proven smaller quantities, to an industrial scale where large quantities of pellets can now be produced and handled without losing their shape or bonding together.“Not only has CoalTech proven what we promised – that coal fines can be effectively and economically agglomerated into coal pellets with all the properties necessary for transportation storage and energy production – but we have now solved the issue of producing and drying large quantities of pellets while maintaining their final form at the end of the production run. Furthermore, we have also done this in a way which is both efficient and economical by using existing coal fines waste material in the curing and drying process.“We are now ready to build industrial plants in South Africa and further afield.” said Filippo Fantechi, President of CoalTech.Globally, the increased cost of coal extraction, enhanced environmental concerns regarding the release of CO2, and diminishing vacant land for mine waste deposits, has led to a major challenge for the mining industry. The un-utilised coal fines of an estimated 30,000 Mt worldwide, can be reused with the environmental friendly CoalTech technology, enhancing productivity of mines by up to 20% and securing higher returns on investment for mining companies.CoalTech’s technology creates value by:Creating a commercially and industrially viable pelletized coal product from previously unusable materiaReducing the environmental impact of coal industry wasteEliminating the storage and operational costs of the coal waste lagoonsReducing restoration costs and rehabilitation of slurry lagoons at the mine’s end of life.CoalTech is an engineering company with a presence in South Africa, the USA and the Middle East. The company’s mission is to build and operate industrial scale plants using its patented technology to tackle one of the key challenges of the mining industry – to address the coal fines waste issue with an economically viable technological solution.last_img read more

first_img[Hugh O’Connell]A FRESH-FACED YOUNG man appears on the front page of today’s Irish Times offering his full support to Labour MEP Emer Costello in her bid to retain a seat in Brussels.“Emer has delivered on the Youth Guarantee for my generation,” says a quote — presumably from him.Only Emer has the influence and track record to deliver on the legacy bank debt for us.It’s all the sort of thing you’d expect someone appearing in an ad for a political candidate to say, obviously.If the person saying those things happened to be the chair of a political party’s youth wing, you might also expect some sort of caption telling you that, too.Ciarán Garrett, the Labour Youth Chairperson, is the man whose profile peers out from the bottom-right hand corner of today’s Paper Of Record.He’s rejecting any suggestions that the ad may be a little disingenuous.“I’m a young person who’s actively campaigning, not just for Labour but for ICTU Youth, and the Young Workers Network to try and improve conditions for young people,” Garrett said.To be honest I don’t see how its disingenuous to me as young person and as a campaigner.A Labour spokesperson pointed out that Garrett was a well known figure within the party who had spoken at many party events.“If you’re suggesting we’re trying to deceive anyone here that’s not the case,” the spokesperson said.Read: Gilmore on whether he still wants to be Taoiseach, running in 2016 and the reshufflelast_img read more

first_imgIf you’re thinking of upgrading your PC or building a brand new rig, now is probably not the best time to spend money on a processor. Intel currently holds the performance crown with its Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors, but the Haswell architecture is set to replace Ivy Bridge this year, with most eyes focused on a June launch.Is Haswell worth waiting for? Well, the expected improvements over an Ivy Bridge processor include a 10 percent sequential CPU performance increase, twice the vector processing performance, and as much as double the GPU performance with Haswell’s GT3 (read about the performance preview). Haswell is also meant to bring power saving improvements over Ivy Bridge, which will be especially welcome for mobile platforms where battery life is a concern.All performance gains are welcome, but if they come at a premium price then it can still make the older chips look more attractive. However, the pricing for Intel’s Haswell desktop processors has leaked, and you’ll be glad to hear a high premium over Ivy Bridge prices hasn’t been applied.The leaked prices are as follows:Core i7 4770K – 3.5GHz (3.9GHz) (84W) – $327Core i7 4770 – 3.5GHz (3.9GHz) (84W) – $292Core i7 4770S – 3.1GHz (3.9GHz) (65W) – $285Core i5 4670K – 3.4GHz (3.8GHz) (84W) – $227Core i5 4670 – 3.4GHz (3.8GHz) (84W) – $209Core i5 4570 – 3.2GHz (3.6GHz) (84W) – $189Core i5 4570S – 3.0GHz (3.6GHz) (65W) – $182Core i5 4430 – 3.0GHz (3.2GHz) (84W) – $175The 4770K, 4770, and 4770S all have 4 cores and 8 threads where as the remaining processors in the list are limited to 4 cores and 4 threads. Those same three chips have 8MB of L3 Cache while the rest only carry 6MB. In all cases the new HD 4600 GPU is present.As you can see, the pricing pretty much matches what you’ll pay for Ivy Bridge processors today, meaning that if these leaked prices turn out to be correct, waiting a few months and buying a Haswell rather than an Ivy Bridge chip seems well worth it.last_img read more

first_img Short URL White powder sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being investigated as ‘racist hate crime’ The pair are due to marry on 19 May. Thursday 22 Feb 2018, 6:12 PM 29,438 Views By AFP 44 Comments Officers are also investigating an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package, and it is being treated as a racist hate crime.The Evening Standard reported police were examining whether the incident was linked to a package containing white powder that was sent to Britain’s parliament on 12 February.The couple are due to marry in Windsor on 19 May.When their relationship was first revealed in 2016, Harry issued a strongly-worded statement against media harassment of his mixed-race girlfriend.Harry’s communications secretary Jason Knauf said at the time that Markle had been the subject of “a wave of abuse and harassment.”“Prince Harry is worried about Ms Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” Knauf said then.© – AFP 2018Read: Ukip in turmoil as two top figures quit party after leader refuses to step down >Read: Begging clampdown urged ahead of royal wedding > Share126 Tweet Email1 Image: Lisa Ferguson/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 22nd 2018, 6:12 PM A PACKAGE CONTAINING white powder and an allegedly racist message sent to Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle is being treated as a hate crime, UK police have said on.Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command were called in after the package was received on 12 February at a sorting office in St James’s Palace in central London.“The substance was tested and confirmed as non-suspicious,” police said in a statement.Enquiries continue and there have been no arrests, it added.Contacted by AFP, Prince Harry’s press service at Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report.“Police are investigating after a package containing a substance was delivered to St James’s Palace on Monday, 12 February,” the police statement added. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a reception in Edinburgh. Image: Lisa Ferguson/PA Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a reception in Edinburgh. last_img read more

first_imgAlgues dorées : moins toxiques sous la lumière du soleilMise en ligne sur le site du Journal of Plankton Research, une étude américaine met en évidence une diminution, à la lumière solaire, de la toxicité de l’algue dorée, responsable de l’empoisonnement de millions de poissons dans le sud des États-Unis.Au moins 7 millions de poissons tués depuis 1988 le long du fleuve Brazos, plus d’un million de poissons morts dans le lac Whitney sur une période de seulement 3 mois, durant l’année 2005… : les autorités environnementales du Texas  ont toutes les raisons de craindre la prolifération des algues dorées (Chrysophytes), espèce généralement côtière, dans leurs lacs et leurs rivières.  Attaquant les branchies des poissons et les faisant suffoquer, la toxine émise par ces algues ne pardonne pas.À lire aussiTop 5 : quels sont les poisons naturels les plus mortels au monde ?Cependant, au cours d’une étude financée par une subvention du Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, des chercheurs de l’Université Baylor (Waxo, Texas), en collaboration avec d’autres universités de cet état, ont montré que la lumière du soleil est un élément clé dans l’ampleur et la durée de la toxicité de ces algues pour les poissons : plus l’exposition à la lumière naturelle est importante, moins la toxine fait de dégâts.”Ce que nous pensons qui se passe, en termes d’hécatombe de poissons, c’est que la lumière du soleil ne pénètre que peu profondément dans un lac, donc dans ceux où il y a prolifération d’algues dorées, les poissons évoluant à des profondeurs plus importantes peuvent être exposés à davantage de toxines. L’algue dorée est agressive et très remarquable parce qu’elle peut produire ses propres toxines, nager, assurer la photosynthèse et se nourrir d’autres organismes. Si nous pouvons comprendre ce qui stimule et ce qui diminue la croissance de cette algue, nous pourrons être en mesure de le contrôler”, a expliqué le Dr Bryan Brooks, responsable du programme de recherche. Le 19 juin 2011 à 20:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgFree mobile : le suivi conso est enfin disponibleAprès un retard à l’allumage, Free mobile a mis en ligne le suivi de sa consommation via le portail web. Une fonctionnalité très attendue par les premiers abonnés au forfait à 0 ou 2 euros.Free mobile vient de mettre en ligne un outil indispensable pour les clients n’ayant pas souscrit de forfaits illimités: le suivi conso par Internet. Malheureusement pour Free, l’outil déjà testé par de nombreux utilisateurs, n’est pas exempt de bugs en tout genre.À lire aussiSFR Red : forfait d’entrée de gamme en baisse et débit en hausseAprès s’est connecté à l’espace abonné grâce aux identifiant et mot de passe envoyés par e-mail, il suffit ainsi de cliquer sur ” Gérer mon compte ” puis ” Conso & Factures ” pour obtenir les informations relatives à ses consommations voix, SMS, MMS et data mobile indique Génération NT.Le tableau est assez sobre et donne rapidement les informations demandées, notamment les consommations hors-forfait. Mais des problèmes technqiues viennent entacher le lancement du service de consultation. Parfois, alors que la ligne est parfaitement active, le site dit le contraire et bloque donc l’accès à la consommation. D’autres se plaignent de voir des consommations hors forfait, non facturées pour le moment, mais qui selon les abonnés n’ont pas été passées. Le service serait tellement épuré qu’il serait difficile d’avoir des détails.Free a immédiatement réagi en affirmant travailler à éraqdiquer au plus vite ces problèmes de programmation. Le suivi en ligne marche globalement bien, mais il manque à Free des services du même acabit comme un serveur vocal ou une application smartphone. Actuellement, il est impossible de suivre sa consommation autrement, comme en étant dans la rue par exemple. Un service de base sur lequel Free mobile devra travailler rapidement.Le 2 février 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, June 7, 2018:Animal Control Officer removed a deceased goose, struck by a car, on Main Street, near U-Haul. (8:05am)Animal Control Officer responded to a loose domestic rabbit on Burlington Avenue. He was unable to locate. (8:10am)Police received a report of an ex-employee ‘ranting and raving’ at a Waltham Street business. Police responded. Party left scene. (8:45am)State Police reported a man made a threat against an RMV employee after being denied a license. Police were unable to locate. (10:27am)Police assisted Lucci’s Supermarket with issuing a no trespass order against an individual. (11:33am)A Broad Street resident reported a credit card was fraudulently opened in their name. (12:07pm)Police retrieved a syringe for destruction near fire hydrant at King Street and Kilby Street. (2:51pm)Stephen York (49, Milford, NH) was arrested for Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle and Speeding. York was arrested on Aldrich Road. (5:52pm)Police received report of a missing juvenile from the Milestone Group Home on High Street. (11:48pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”last_img read more

first_img Tile Style AT&T Samsung Sprint Verizon Apple Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All Apple Share your voice Mobile Mobile Accessories Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carriercenter_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Preview • Nice style, Tile: The Bluetooth tracker gets a makeover 0 Post a comment reading • Sprint takes on Tile with a new Tracker News • Amazon Prime Day 2019: Last chance to get the best deals under $25 Sprint’s new Tracker is a Tile competitor.  Sprint Sprint is getting into the tracker game. Called “Tracker + Safe & Found,” the fourth largest wireless carrier is introducing a new “matchbook-size” physical tracker that attaches to items such as keys, backpacks, bikes and luggage (with a dog-collar option available as well). The device combines with Sprint’s LTE network and the Safe & Found app to provide real-time monitoring for phones or tablets or from a web browser.Sprint will charge $2.50 per month (for 24 months) for the physical tracker, with service running an extra $5 per month (when on AutoPay). All told, the $180 price (after 24 months of payments) is significantly higher than the current one-time $30 cost of a Tile Pro tracker, though Tile’s product relies on Bluetooth for tracking. sprint-trackerSprint’s new Tracker can help keep track of pets.  Sprint The Tile Pro’s battery is replaceable and doesn’t need to be recharged, Sprint’s Tracker, which is water- and dust-resistant, uses LTE and Wi-Fi in addition to GPS for a more accurate, real-time connection. The more powerful connection does have a trade-off in power, requiring users to recharge the battery.Battery life is rated for between 3 and 10 days, with Sprint saying that the app will notify users when the battery drops below 15% to ensure the device can be recharged. Sprint’s device has a speaker built-in, like Tile, for helping locate missing objects while the app lets you set up geofences for alerts when a child, pet or object ventures outside a preapproved radius. A light sensor allows for the device to be thrown in a suitcase or bag, letting you know if that bag has been opened. The company is the latest carrier to offer a tracker, following rivals Verizon and AT&T. Verizon’s tracker, called the Verizon Smart Locator, costs a one-time charge of $100, with service running $3 per month (though a current promotion will see Verizon waive the fee after activation for the first year). AT&T and Samsung have partnered on a SmartThings tracker that currently sells for a one-time charge of $85, with one year of LTE service included. After one year, however, service will be $5 per month or $50 for the year. The monitoring space is expected to get more crowded, with Apple also rumored to be prepping its own Tile-like tracker to work with its new Find My app. last_img read more

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File photoBNP on Monday alleged that those who were behind Pilkhana carnage have not yet been identified as the report of investigation carried out by army into the incident was not made public, reports UNB.“No complete report of any of the investigations into the BDR carnage has so far been made public, especially the report of army’s investigation,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He further said, “As a result, the nation could not yet know those who were behind this horrific incident and its planners and beneficiaries. These things were not unearthed.”The BNP secretary general made the remarks while talking to reporters after placing a wreath at the monument set up at Banani Graveyard in memory of those killed in the Pilkhana carnage, marking the 10th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters in the capital.Like the family members of the victims, Fakhrul said, their party also thinks there had been no fair and proper investigation into the Pilkhana massacre.He said 25 February 2009 is a stigmatised day for the nation as the country’s independence and sovereignty came under an attack through the BDR carnage on that day.“We believe army is the symbol of the country’s independence and sovereignty. The main motive behind the incident was to weaken and demoralise them (army),” the BNP leader said.He demanded the government announce 25 February as a national mourning day.Fakhrul paid homage to the martyrs of the day and prayed for the eternal peace of their departed souls. “We call upon the nation to take a vow on this day to protect the country’s independence and sovereignty.”A BNP delegation, led by Fakhrul, came to the graveyard around 10:30am and placed the wrath at the memorial monument.They also offered fateha there followed by offering a munajat.BNP vice chairmen retired major general Hafizuddin Ahmed and retired air vice marshal Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Kalyan Party chairman retired major general Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, retired army officers Ruhul Alam Chowdhury, Fazle Elahi Akbar, Kamruzzaman, Mizanur Rahman, Sarwar Hossain and Mahmudul Hasan joined the delegation.On 25 February 2009, several hundred members of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), now Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), took up arms against their superiors at Pilkhana Darbar Hall and killed 74 people, including then BDR chief major general Shakil Ahmed and 56 other army officers.last_img read more

first_imgNafisa Ahmed and Mohammed Atiqul Islam are sentenced in the Auckland District Court. Photo: New Zealand HeraldA Bangladesh couple, who ran a sweet-making business in Auckland and paid their employees just $6 an hour, have been jailed for their two-year exploitation of migrant workers from Bangladesh.Mohammed Atiqul Islam and Nafisa Ahmed were jointly charged by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) with several offences, including deceptively arranging the entry of two Bengali nationals into the country, reports New Zealand Herald.The pair, both New Zealand citizens, were also charged but found not guilty at a lengthy Auckland District Court trial, of human trafficking.It was one of only a handful human trafficking prosecutions in New Zealand’s legal history.Islam, a company director in his late 30s, was found guilty on 10 charges of exploitation and seven other immigration related offences.Also known as Kafi Islam, he was found guilty of a three more charges of attempting to divert the course of justice.Ahmed, an accountant in her mid 30s, was jointly found guilty of seven exploitation charges relating to the five victims.The pair’s offending was uncovered after two of the chefs at the Royal Sweets Cafe, also known as the Royal Bengal Cafe, made complaints to the New Zealand authorities about the conditions imposed on them.The chefs’ passports were also confiscated immediately after they arrived in New Zealand from Bangladesh after responding to advertisements for work in Bengali newspapers.Judge Brooke Gibson said the chefs had “suffered grievously”.Working long hours, Islam and Ahmed’s employees were paid just $6 an hour, were not paid for all of the hours they worked or any holiday pay, the court heard.Those employees on temporary visas were also encouragedby Islam and Ahmed to breach their visa conditions by working more hours.Crown prosecutor Jacob Parry said some of the victims suffered swollen legs and hands and one thought “we might die from overwork”.”There is an attitude for the health of the business over the health of the workers,” Parry said.One worker had also said they wouldn’t have suffered such long working hours in Bangladesh.Islam’s lawyer, Ron Mansfield, argued a worker claiming they were fearing death was a “complete exaggeration”.He said the living conditions of the workers were far better than those of other comparable exploitation cases.Steven Lack, the lawyer for Ahmed, said his client was less culpable because she was not as involved in the day-to-day running of the Bengali sweet-making business.Both Mansfield and Lack called for sentences of home detention for the couple.But a pre-sentence report for Ahmed said she had not expressed a willingness to change and blamed the employee’s lack of payment on cash flow problems.Judge Gibson, however, said the evidence showed Ahmed aided her husband’s offending and her attitude displayed the couple’s “arrogant and self-entitled approach to [their] employees”.”Neither of you take any responsibility for this offending, neither of you have any remorse,” he said.Both Islam and Ahmed, who have a young son together, were aware of New Zealand’s minimum wage laws and were university educated people who have worked in the country for several years, Judge Gibson said.He said the evidence showed the couple’s exploitation was “calculated and premeditated” and conducted for commercial gain.It was a “selfish manipulation of people, largely from your own community,” Judge Gibson said.”The jury rightly found you guilty,” he said. “In some ways you were shamelessly so.”Islam was sentenced to four years and five months’ imprisonment, while Ahmed was jailed for two years and six months by Judge Gibson.”You paid your employees $6 per hour, encouraged workers to breach their visas, confiscated the passports of the chefs immediately after their arrival in New Zealand,” the judge told the couple.”In the end, the workers resorted to the New Zealand Police to get their passports back. I have no doubt the passports were taken and withheld for the purpose of controlling your employees.”After sentencing, INZ assistant general manager Pete Devoy said worker exploitation “erodes the dignity of the victims”.”I’m pleased for [the victims] that they have been listened to and believed by the jury,” he continued.”I thank them for their strength of character in bringing these matters to our attention and following them through to trial. It’s an ordeal they should not have had to face.”After the verdicts, INZ acting general manager Jock Gilray had also said: “Exploiting migrants is an abhorrent practice that undermines human rights and creates an uneven playing field for the vast majority of New Zealand business that seek to comply with New Zealand law.”last_img read more

first_imgBy Bob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneU.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, at the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival.There are 2,232 pages in the new federal spending bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday, and it touches on nearly every aspect of American life: military funding, a border wall and even labor issues within minor league baseball. But for the most powerful Texan in Congress, Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, it’s the language deep in the bill that has occupied much of his energy since early November. On page 1,982, there is a provision aimed at improving the national background check system in order to prevent felons and domestic abusers from purchasing firearms. Cornyn has been pushing for that measure since two days after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, when he went to the Senate floor to proclaim the need for the “Fix NICS Act.” NICS, the acronym for National Instant Criminal Background Check System, is where many believe part of the system failed in the Sutherland Springs incident. The shooter was an Air Force veteran with a record of domestic abuse convictions, meaning he should not have been allowed to purchase firearms. The Air Force failed to put this information into the national background check apparatus, however. He was able to purchase a rifle, and later killed 26 people in the shooting.  “We need to better understand why our existing laws didn’t work in this instance and that’s what my proposed legislation will do,” he said on the Senate floor when he announced his push. Many advocates for gun restrictions argue the measure was simply not enough. But Cornyn partnered with one of the Senate’s most prominent advocates for new gun legislation, Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who was the representative of Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012 when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 26 students and teachers. Ten days after Cornyn announced his plans, two U.S. representatives from Texas, Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and John Culberson, a Houston Republican who is member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, moved on a House companion Fix NICS bill. But that attempt was tied to another gun measure that would not pass in the U.S. Senate, and the issue went dormant until the Feb. 14 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.   After the Florida massacre, Cornyn drummed up support to pressure the entire Senate to attach Fix NICS to the must-pass spending bill.  Nearly all of the measures listed in Fix NICS are intended to reward agencies and states that are able to effectively relay records into the national background check system. The new law will require federal agencies to come up with plans to upload this information into the system; it will publicly report and prohibit bonus pay for political appointees at agencies where this mission falls short; it will reward states with grants when they comply, and it will reauthorize already existing programs in states that share this information. Fix NICS will also provide technical assistance to comply with these new requirements; and it will create a new program called Domestic Abuse and Violence Prevention Initiative that will make sure states have adequate resources to keep felons and domestic abusers from purchasing firearms under current law.  In the end, Cornyn pulled in 77 other senators to serve as cosponsors for the bill, and signed them on in a steady fashion that kept the bill in the news. It helped that Cornyn is the Senate majority whip, giving him extra leverage to move his own bills. That allowed him to tack on the plan to the spending bill when other lawmakers failed to add their pet issues. “After the tragedy in Sutherland Springs, I vowed to that community to do what I could so no family, school, or congregation would have to go through that again,” he said in a statement. “While it’s not the only solution, I’m confident this bill will save lives.” Cuellar, whose district includes Sutherland Springs, also celebrated the win. “The Sutherland Springs shooting revealed dangerous loopholes in the NICS database, and this bill is a necessary step forward in closing those gaps,” he said.  And Culberson, who is in a tough re-election fight in a west Houston district where his potential Democratic rivals are both campaigning heavily against him on the gun issue, credited Cornyn for much of the work.   “I thank Senator John Cornyn … for crafting the original Senate version of this bill and for leading Congress towards finding solutions to this crucial issue,” he said. Sharelast_img read more