OTTAWA — A survey probing how people use facts to form beliefs suggests that even when given accurate information, many people still get the facts wrong.The Digital Democracy Project told poll participants that Canada is not on track to meet its climate-change commitments, which is true.But even when armed with that fact, barely half of those surveyed then correctly answered a question on the subject.Researchers say the results show it is possible for journalists and politicians to correct the record, but not easy.The project, led by the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University, is exploring how people’s ideas are shaped by the information they consume and in turn how that might shape their vote this fall.The survey on climate change was the second round of the study and used an online panel to quiz 1,554 people between Aug. 17 and 23.The Canadian Press
In her address to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which is currently holding its annual session in New York, Asha-Rose Migiro spoke about the importance of the Triennial Comprehensive Policy Review (TCPR).The Review is the principal means to evaluate how well the UN system is supporting the efforts of developing countries to achieve objectives such as poverty eradication and economic growth. She said the unique value of what is known as the UN’s “operational activities for development” is all the more important now, against the backdrop of a changing landscape with new actors and new approaches in development cooperation.In addition, the UN has to make the most of these changes, strengthening efficiency and effectiveness to keep pace with emerging demands.“In all operational activities for development, the United Nations is focused on building the capacity of programme countries based on their national priorities,” Ms. Migiro stated. “The Policy Review challenges the UN system to do this in a number of areas, while enhancing national ownership and leadership of development activities,” she added.The TCPR conducted by the General Assembly last December recognized that strengthening the UN’s capacity to assist countries requires continuous improvement in effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact, along with a significant increase in resources. It also identified specific actions to achieve these objectives.Ms. Migiro stressed that helping countries respond to the many challenges they face today will require an increase in funding for the UN system.Also important is to support the central role of the UN Resident Coordinator in improving the UN’s effectiveness in responding to country priorities, as well as to simplify and harmonize business practices at Headquarters, she said. 10 July 2008The United Nations can best assist countries reach their development goals by focusing on national priorities, continually improving its programmes and ensuring adequate resources for its activities, the Deputy Secretary-General said today.
Following the announcement in July that the records of the United Nations War Crimes Commission were made open to the public for the first time in 70 years, a panel discussion examining the historical significance and potential use of the records was held this afternoon at UN Headquarters in New York.The records of the UN War Crimes Commission, which was operational between 1943 and 1948 and played a vital role in preparation for the war crimes trials that followed the Second World War, were made open to the public this past July at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.Speaking at the panel discussion, United Nations War Crimes Commission Records (1943-1949): Past, Present and Future, Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, underscored the importance of acknowledging the Commission's legacy in terms of dealing with war crimes today.“The United Nations War Crimes Commission was an important international justice initiative, but its work has largely remained in the darkness,” Mr. Dieng said.Noting the significance of getting nations to agree so many years ago on setting up a central authority to investigate and make recommendations on war crimes, Mr. Dieng said the release of the archives to the public also represents a significant reminder of the importance of gathering and keeping records and bringing perpetrators of war crimes to justice.“The failure to hold those accountable can break down the social fabrics of society and perpetrate mistrust,” he said, adding: “A fragmented or frustrated society is a society that is more likely to return to violence.”The archives of the War Crimes Commission contain evidence submitted by 17 Member States, including lists of alleged war criminals, files of charges brought against them, minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, trial transcripts, and related documentation about the activities of the Commission, its committees, and individuals identified as alleged war criminals, including evidence compiled against them and records related to their prosecution by national tribunals.Although some of the information in the documents has long been known to investigators and historians, prior to the Commission's records being made available to the Museum, the public was unable to view the documents. Researchers at the UN, for instance, must petition for access through their governments.In an interview with UN Radio, one of the panellists of today's roundtable, Bridget Sisk, Chief of the UN Archives and Records Management Section, underscored the significance of ensuring that a record of what occurred during the Commission's time of operation is kept. “We hope that the interest that's been generated in the archives of the War Crimes Commission will stimulate greater research in the UN's archives,” she stressed.“We have archives spanning 108 years of history. But we also hope that it stimulates some momentum in the Organization among stakeholders to make sure that the digital records that the Organization is creating today of bodies such as the Commission are created and managed appropriately,” she added.Speaking during the roundtable, Ms. Sisk highlighted that most of the charges discussed in the Commission's records have never been subjected to judicial review.She also noted that the rules regarding access to the records were not seriously challenged until 1986, when “intense pressure” led the Secretariat to a review of the policy following allegations that Kurt Waldheim, who served as UN Secretary-General from 1972 to 1981, had himself committed atrocities during the Second World War. Even today, Mr. Sisk said, the number of requests to the UN for access to the Commission's records is “strikingly low,” averaging five or fewer per year. Opening the roundtable, Hua Jiang, Officer-in-Charge of the UN Department of Public Information, provided a history of the Commission and underscored the importance of the event. “Our goal today is to examine the Commission and to discuss the value of its records, not just from historical and legal points of view, but also in regards to their potential use by researchers, editors, and students,” she noted.“It had been agreed to by the Commission on 26 September 1943 that a war crime ‘is a violation of the laws and customs of war’” he continued, adding that by the end of its work, however, the Commission had significantly developed the legal concept of “crimes against humanity”, which he identified as “its enduring achievement”. This, Mr. Mukrji said, was reflected in the political discourse in the UN even while the Commission was entering into the final phase of its work. At the General Assembly, in late 1946, a draft resolution had been presented by Cuba, India and Panama that eventually resulted in the negotiation and adoption of what has been called the Organization’s “first human rights treaty”, the Genocide Convention of 9 December 1948. Further, on 10 December 1948, the Assembly adopted the historic landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was followed by the adoption of the landmark Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, which have been accepted by almost all member states of the United Nations. “Taken together, these legal instruments gave substance to the work of the Commission, and provided the modern framework, especially with regard to obligations and responsibilities of states, on preventing and prosecuting war crimes,” he said. Other panellists at the roundtable included Patrick J. Treanor, former member of the Office of Special Investigations of the US Department of Justice; Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for Diplomatic Studies and Diplomacy of the University of London, who was among those who initiated the call in 2007 for the release of the archives; and Henry Mayer, Senior Adviser on Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.The discussion, which was moderated by Edith Lederer, chief correspondent for the Associated Press at the UN, forms part of a series of events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the founding of the UN. The event took place in accordance with General Assembly resolution 60/7, which was adopted on 1 November 2005 and deals with Holocaust remembrance. The roundtable was organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme of the UN Department of Public Information.
Then-Duke freshman guard Kianna Holland takes a shot during the Blue/White Scrimmage Oct. 27 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.Credit: Courtesy of OSU athleticsThe Ohio State women’s basketball program got an early boost to its 2014-15 season Thursday.Coach Kevin McGuff announced the signing of two transfers from the 2013 class in guard Kianna Holland from Duke and forward Shayla Cooper from Georgetown.Both players will be eligible for competition the day after final examinations of 2014 Fall Semester, per NCAA transfer rules.“We didn’t necessarily come into this time of year looking to add anyone but we were certainly excited about the opportunity when specifically Shayla and Kianna became available because both of them bring the right type of character that we want in the program as people, and certainly as basketball players,” McGuff said Thursday. “They fit our style of play, and kind of where we’re trying to go with the program.”OSU (11-7, 1-1) currently has three seniors on the roster in forward Martina Ellerbe and centers Ashley Adams and Darryce Moore, and one redshirt-senior in center Aleksandra Dobranic. This season’s leading scorer, sophomore Ameryst Alston is set to return.McGuff said he’s excited to have both players in the program moving forward, adding that Holland’s ability as a shooter is huge for the team.“(Holland’s) a good athlete, she’s quick,” McGuff said. “She really shoots the ball well. She can really make shots from the perimeter. She can score.”Holland originally committed to OSU in March 2011 before rescinding that decision in August to attend Duke. She did not play in a game for the Blue Devils this season, though. She is coming off surgery for compartment syndrome in her leg, but McGuff said she practiced for the first time Wednesday and is “not limited in any way.”Cooper, who McGuff likened to be similar in size to current junior guard Raven Ferguson but calling her “a little bit bigger,” played in two games at Georgetown this season, totaling 32 points and 17 rebounds.“(Cooper’s) got a great motor and she plays really hard and she plays with a lot of aggression,” McGuff said. “She’s a tough kid and she can make shots too. The good news about her too is that her game’s still evolving in a positive way.”McGuff said Cooper’s decision to transfer was after her coach at Georgetown, Keith Brown, resigned following an investigation into allegations that he verbally abused his players.No matter how they got to OSU, McGuff feels lucky to have them.“We were very fortunate. I think both of them look at Ohio State in a very positive light because of what we did in the fall and what we’ve been able to accomplish with some of the kids we have here. Kind of like, you get some momentum going with the program and it certainly helps in these situations,” he said.Neither Holland, Cooper nor anyone else on the women’s basketball team was made available for comment on the transfers Thursday.
If it is that head of State, David Granger, cannot from a list of 18 persons select one to head the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), then perhaps he is not a ‘fit and proper’ person to make the selection, since many of the persons already identified are technically even more competent than him and several of his Cabinet Ministers.Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger during a previous engagementFormer President, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo made the scathing observation on Wednesday when he addressed members of the local media corps and expressed his dissatisfaction over the recent statements made by President Granger.He said, “if our President cannot find from18 persons, 18 persons who are all professionals, who have some standing in society, who have demonstrated independent positions and actions, who are impartial, (if) he cannot find a single person—most of them are more technically qualified than the President himself and most of his ministers—can’t find a single of 18 fit and proper, then something is wrong not with those people anymore or the process, something is wrong with him, and maybe he is not fit and proper to make the selection.”It is now five weeks since Jagdeo submitted his third list of nominees for the post, but so far, there has been no definitive word from the President’s Office as to when he would go ahead and make the appointment.“The Honourable Chief Justice has published an opinion and I have been studying that opinion and looking at the decisions that I have to make,” President Granger told media operatives on Wednesday while noting that her opinion does not interfere with his rights.“It was quite clear that among everything she has written, she has not interfered with the President’s rights guaranteed by the Constitution to select a person ‘fit and proper’ and I think that in that regard, I will continue to do what the Constitution guarantees me to do- which is to select someone fit and proper,” he posited.Moreover, the President noted his intention to meet with the Opposition Leader “next week if he is available” with regards to the matter.Despite the President indicating that he wanted to meet with the Opposition leader following the written ruling issued by the Chief Justice, the Opposition leader told reporters, “nobody said anything about the ruling interfering with his authority to appoint a fit and proper person.”Jagdeo was adamant that the President has an obligation to not only respect but to apply the contents of the ruling in his decision to appoint a GECOM chairman with regards the list submitted.The Opposition Leader in criticizing the positions adopted by the President questioned how long will the charade be upheld in face of the High court ruling.Jagdeo also questioned the need for another meeting that the President is calling for, but nevertheless indicated his willingness to attend.He told media operatives that he is respectful of the office of the President and as such will meet and given the deviation from previous communications regarding the rejection of previous lists, his fingers are crossed that this time around the meeting would be to inform him of a decision taken.Thus far, Jagdeo has submitted three lists of six names each to the President, for one person to be selected as the new Chairman of GECOM. However, the first and second lists have been rejected by the President. The President had maintained that Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana prescribes for the Chairman of the Elections Commission to be “a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court…or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person…”As such, businessman Marcel Gaskin had moved to the court to seek clarity on the constitutional requirement for the appointment of a GECOM Chairperson.Recently, acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire ruled against President Granger’s interpretation of the Constitution for the appointment of a GECOM chairperson, saying that there was no preference for judicial persons.The third list of names submitted for consideration include: Major General (Rtd) Joseph Singh, Teni Housty, Sanjeev Datadin, Ms Annette Arjoon-Martins, Onesi La Fleur and Krishnadatt Persaud. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDiaspora urges President Granger to appoint GECOM Chair without any further delaysSeptember 21, 2017In "latest news"GECOM Chair: Jagdeo says AFC cannot deny its role in the unilateral selection of PattersonNovember 14, 2017In "latest news"GECOM Chair: President says Constitution does not require him to give reasons for rejecting nomineesOctober 23, 2017In "latest news"
The BELAZ CEO said: “I would like the gas component to be present in all the engines of our trucks with the carrying capacity of 90-240 t in 2018-2019. There are also other promising avenues of cooperation, which we are discussing with our partner.” The first BELAZ truck with an LNG engine has already been assembled and is being trialled in Russia. IM has previously reported that Kovdor (Eurochem), Alrosa and Sibir Energy companies are all looking at running LNG powered BELAZ mining trucks and that there are two trucks already at Kovdor prepared for dual fuel mode.Piotr Parkhomchik also pointed out that in January 2018 Cummins intends to consider all the engine sale proposals submitted not only by BELAZ but the Belarusian Industry Ministry. Another meeting will take place soon to sketch out future plans for advancing the bilateral relations.Cummins Inc Vice President Norbert Nusterer underlined that 25 years of cooperation with BELAZ represent a fine example of global trade. “Thanks to this cooperation we’ve been able to penetrate global markets and become a serious player,” he remarked. In 2017, BELAZ doubled engine purchases from the American company in comparison with 2016 due to the rising output of mining vehicles. In 2016, the Belarusian company bought 469 Cummins engines. So far this year BELAZ has bought over 800 engines with various outputs worth over $100 million.The first Cummins engine was installed into a BELAZ truck with the carrying capacity of 110 t. Now the Belarusian manufacturer of haul trucks is Cummins’ main partner in the CIS states. More than 6,000 BELAZ vehicles powered by Cummins engines have been sold to Russia and other CIS states. Belarussian haul truck manufacturer BELAZ intends to buy more engines powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Cummins within the next two years. The statement was made by BELAZ Director General Piotr Parkhomchik during a function held on December 4 to celebrate 25 years of BelAZ-Cummins cooperation and reported by Belarus-based news agency at eng.belta.by
In an unusually candid look at the underground operations of black market exploit selling, there is one user who has been caught selling a major exploit for Yahoo! email accounts for $700 to all interested parties. So far, Yahoo! has not been able to nail down exactly what is causing the vulnerability.In other words, these transactions have been exposed and are taking place right out in the open, and yet the practice is still ongoing. The user, who goes by the online handle TheHell, gloats the capabilities of his hack saying that it is a “stored XSS” (cross-site scripting) flaw. This means that once a user clicks on a malicious link in an email, the code is injected and permanently stored in the email client’s server and there is very little they can do to reverse its effects. It is also something only Yahoo! can fix internally.In an interview with KrebsonSecurity, Yahoo! director of security Ramses Martinez said that the issue is now known and his team is working to fix it, but it is very difficult to nail down exactly where it came from and what the best course of action is.These exploits are not as rare as you might expect, although it is uncommon for them to be exposed as openly as this one is without any immediate fix or patch. TheHell is based in Egypt, which means it would be very difficult to take any sort of legal action that would put at least a temporary end to his behavior.Krebs also mocked up a video to make it look similar to the one TheHell is using to entice customers. Check it out below, and in the meantime, always remember to be wary of clicking any links inside an email that appear unusual or are from people you do not know.via Krebs On Security
No Comments By Gordon Deegan A MARRIED STORE manager at a restaurant chain in Ireland has admitted that he offered accommodation to female staff members in order to have sex with them.The un-named restaurant chain summarily fired the man for gross misconduct after concluding that he engaged in sexual harassment.The man sued for unfair dismissal and the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ordered the employer to pay the man €6,500 after finding that his dismissal was unfair.WRC Adjudication Officer, Eugene Hanly found that the man’s conduct amounted to sexual harassment and that the dismissal was substantially fair.However, Hanly also found that the restaurant chain’s handling of the dismissal from a procedural point of view “was hopelessly flawed” rendering the dismissal unfair.In the case, the general manager at the restaurant firm received a complaint on 10 February 2017 from a female employee that the store manager had threatened to cut her hours of work and had been going to her residence uninvited and causing a scene.She said that she had been in a relationship with the man but broke it off when she discovered that he was married with a family.The firm appointed an external human resources (HR) professional to investigate the matter and he learned that another employee had left because of alleged sexual harassment by the store manager.This employee also alleged that there were other cases of sexual harassment perpetrated by the store manager who worked with the company from May 2014 until his dismissal on 26 February 2017.The general manager and the HR practitioner met with the ex-employee and “it was found that the complainant (store manager) took advantage of his position to extort sexual favours from his staff”.Accommodation for sexThe WRC report states that the store manager “confirmed to the investigator that he offered accommodation to employees in order to have sex with them”.Outlining the restaurant’s case against the man, the report adds that there were “also incidents of inappropriate conduct and preferable treatment to staff in order to curry favours from female staff”.It records that the store manager “was accused of unwelcome advances and offers of going to the cinema, restaurants or visits to the park. There were accusations of non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature including leering and making sexually suggestive gestures”.On the completion of its investigation, the company found that the store manager’s acts “constituted not one but a number of very serious incidents”.The company stated that there is a practice to dismiss persons found to have committed sexual harassment.The company stated that the man’s actions “caused anxiety and stress to the employees and his conduct placed the health and safety of the staff at risk and also had the potential to cause reputational damage”.DismissalThe firm stated that the employee who made the initial complaint against the store manager was still suffering from stress a year later.The company decided that in order to protect their employees it had no option but to implement their zero-tolerance policy and so they summarily dismissed him.In the case, the man denied sexual harassment.In his findings, Hanly found that the store manager’s conduct and behaviour was unacceptable and a dereliction of his responsibilities and duties in pursuit of his own self-satisfaction.Hanly stated: “In doing so I find that he placed his staff at risk.”However, Hanly identified a series of flaws in the dismissal process.He found that the company failed to advise the man of the seriousness of the situation and the potential outcome of dismissal; failed to offer him the right to defend himself and the right of representation and did not make clear and precise the allegations of sexual harassment against the man.Hanly also found that the company failed to provide the witness statements to the store manager and that the company should have given the man the right to confront his accusers and cross-examine their statements.Hanly also found that the company relied upon hearsay evidence and ignored the store manager’s direct evidence.Deciding that compensation is the most appropriate remedy and awarding the store manager €6,500, Hanly stated that the store manager’s conduct and behaviour has contributed substantially to the dismissal and this must be reflected in the quantum of the award. http://jrnl.ie/4083829 Jun 21st 2018, 2:00 PM Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 2:00 PM Married store manager admits he offered accommodation to staff members for sex The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered his employer to pay the man €6,500 after finding that his dismissal was unfair. Image: 10 FACE via Shutterstock Short URL 57,251 Views Share10 Tweet Email6 Image: 10 FACE via Shutterstock Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX's Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas Stay on target SpaceX signed its first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR).Further details—including the traveler’s name and rationale—will be unveiled on Monday, Sept. 17.Let the speculation begin!(No, it’s almost definitely not Elon Musk, who hinted that the mystery customer may be from Japan.)Last September, the aerospace firm presented an updated BFR design, highlighting a smaller (but “still pretty big”) fully reusable combined rocket and spaceship.Capable of sending 150 tons into low Earth orbit, the monster vehicle could one day make the rest of SpaceX’s fleet—Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Dragon—obsolete.“All our resources will turn toward building BFR,” Musk said in 2017. “And we believe we can do this with the revenue we receive from launching satellites and servicing the space station.”The CEO also teased alternative plans for launching satellites and ferrying people from one earthbound city to another.It’s unclear, though, just how much of has changed in the year since: Musk this week confirmed the BFR rendering shared by SpaceX is a new version, but offered no additional information.The largest rocket in history, the BFR is expected to debut in the early 2020s.In the meantime, NASA introduced the first U.S. astronauts to fly on commercial spacecraft—including SpaceX’s Crew Dragon—to and from the International Space Station.This marks the first astronaut launch on U.S. soil since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.Tune in to the SpaceX livestream on Monday to find out who the secret passenger is (and why they were chosen for this particular mission).Elon Musk landed in hot water (and a porno) for drag on Joe Rogan’s podcast. But that hasn’t slowed SpaceX, which recently made a special delivery to the ISS. Stay up to date with the private aerospace company here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Posted: September 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Family and friends hold Celebration of Life for longtime anchor David Davis September 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Saturday, the KUSI family honored the life of longtime anchor, reporter, and fixture of the weekend broadcast, David Davis.David passed away earlier this month after a motorcycle accident near Dallas, Texas. He was returning home from a cross country road trip.He is survived by his two children and his wife Staci Ortiz-Davis, who has appeared alongside David many times here at KUSI News.David Davis joined the KUSI News team in January 2003, he retired just a few months ago.He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Communications, and was a huge Tennessee Volunteer fan. Davis anchored in four states across America.He received many awards for his work, including spot news coverage of the Jeffrey Dahmer capture, and week-long 9/11 reports from New York.We pass along our condolences to the Davis family and all those he touched here in San Diego.If you would like to make a donation in David’s honor we ask that you choose one of the following: St. Jude’s Children Hospital where his little brother Bruce was treated for leukemia before he passed away; or Bichon Fur Kids Rescue where David & Staci found & adopted their beloved El Niño. Please make your donation in David Davis’ name.
• What: Pearl Harbor Anniversary Memorial Service.• When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday.• Where: Vancouver VA campus, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., gymnasium building (near the Vietnam Memorial).Two men who jumped into action when the United States was launched into World War II are scheduled to speak at this year’s Pearl Harbor observance.The 73rd annual event will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Vancouver’s Veterans Affairs campus.The ceremony salutes about 2,390 Americans who were killed when the Japanese warplanes and submarines attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The Pacific Northwest Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors are organizers of the program.The observance will be in the VA campus gymnasium building; the gym is west of the county’s public health building, near the Vietnam Memorial that includes a helicopter on display.There are still eight or so Pearl Harbor veterans living in the area. Two of them will be part of the event — keynote speaker Ralph Laedtke and Paul Johnson.Laedtke was a pharmacist’s mate/medical records technician on a hospital ship, the USS Solace.Johnson was a crewman on the USS Castor, a transport ship loaded with ammunition. It had just arrived at Pearl Harbor two days earlier and wasn’t on the attackers’ list of targets.Clay Keown, a historian who is a member of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors group, will provide a historical framework for the two veterans’ first-person accounts.
RelatedPosts Imperial Pacific International (IPI) is hoping to raise up to HK$300 million via the placement of bonds.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday, IPI said that capital raised would be used for “general corporate purposes” but didn’t specify any particular allocation for construction of its troubled Saipan integrated resort. The company was recently granted a two-and-a-half year deadline extension for completion of Imperial Pacific Resort until February 2021. Calls for 10% gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax payments of just US$21,000 in 2019 According to IPI, the bonds will be issued in denominations of HK$500,000 each with the company looking for “independent professional, institutional or private investors … whose ultimate beneficial owners are independent third parties.”The bonds will mature in four tranches, with the first coming three years after date of issue and paying interest of 5.25% per annum. The remainder, coming four years and six months, five years and six months and seven years and six months, will pay interest at 6% per annum.IPI’s latest fund raising exercise comes just four months after it placed convertible bonds worth HK$46 million for completion of Phase 1 of Imperial Pacific Resort.The company said at the time that, “The Directors consider raising funds by issuing convertible bonds is justifiable which represent an opportunity for the company to enhance its working capital and strengthen its capital base and financial position. The directors consider that the issue of the convertible bonds is an appropriate means of raising additional capital for the company since it will not have an immediate dilution effect on the shareholding of the existing shareholders.” Imperial Pacific pays remaining US$10.5 million balance on annual license fee Imperial Pacific adds to Board of Directors as regulator looks to impose US$375,000 fine for late license fee payment Load More
2 Comments 16 Photos Which juicer is best for you? (pictures) Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Decide how much you want to spendJuicer prices range widely, with some budget models costing as little as $40 while other premium models demand close to $1,500. The $40 Black & Decker JE2400BD Juice Extractor and the $1,650 (approximately £1,274 or AU$2,324) Super Angel Premium Deluxe are examples of just how great a chasm can exist between an entry-level unit and those on the high end.It goes without saying that these machines have vastly different capabilities and target customers. In the end, both devices are designed to fulfill the same primary purpose: extracting juice from fresh fruit and vegetables.Figure out what type of juicer you needA large part of why juicer prices can vary so greatly is that some handle only certain produce with success while others process fruit and vegetables (hard, soft, or leafy) equally well. This is why it's critical to know what kind of juice you'll be making regularly. For example, centrifugal juicers such as the $80 Hamilton Beach 67601A Juice Extractor and the $150 (about £105 or AU$205) Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus are better at pulling liquid from oranges, apples and carrots than they are with tough, fibrous greens like kale and spinach. Those who are hell-bent on green juice will have to shell out a little more for a cold-press juice extractor. The $299 (about £230 or AU$420) Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer is built to provide just this sort of juicing performance. Five things you need to know before buying a juicer If you're in the market for a juicer, there a few important things you need to think about first. It's too easy to spend money on a juicer you'll never use. You might also end up stuck with a machine that's only truly good at tackling one specific task. To increase your chances of buying the right juicer, have a look at the five criteria below. A design you can live withIf you're committed to juicing, then chances are good you plan to make juice multiple times a week -- perhaps even daily. As such, you and your chosen machine will definitely be spending lots of quality time together. That's why it's very important to select an appliance with a look and feel you like.Beyond keeping it clean, consider whether the size and weight of your juicer will be too much trouble to move around the kitchen. Some of these gadgets also come with suction cups for feet, which can quickly grow tiresome. Specifically, I found the VonShef 990w Professional Juicer heavy and a pain to lift, and its heavy-duty suction cups only compounded the problem. I prefer the cleverly crafted Breville JE200XL Compact Juice Fountain's design. This juicer is lighter and smaller, and it uses a conventional base rather than unwieldy suction cups. Think about the clean-upJuicing produce -- essentially pulverizing or mashing fruit and vegetable matter to strain and collect moisture -- is messy business. There will always be loads of spent pulp left behind. That said, some juice extractors are easier to clean than others. For instance, the $100 (roughly £77 or AU$140) Breville JE200XL Compact Juice Fountain not only manages to be quite compact for a centrifugal juicer, its machine-washable parts make the appliance comparatively simple to clean as well. By contrast, the $100 VonShef 990w Professional Juicer used components you have to wash by hand, which was quite a headache. Since our review, the machine has been replaced with a newer model. Even so, its construction and operation appears to be virtually identical.One or two speeds?Most juicers offer a simple on-off switch. Others gadgets, such as the VonShef 990w Professional Juicer, have different modes for soft items like oranges (slow) and harder ingredients such as carrots and apples (fast). This increased control comes in handy if the majority of juices you enjoy are citrus-based drinks, but you would like to have the flexibility to juice leafy greens every so often. Related links 1:07 Breville's clever juicing machine is svelte and a cinch to clean Hamilton Beach machine makes lots of juice at a price that's nice Pint-size, affordable juicer performs well but requires lots of prep This high-maintenance VonShef packs a ton of juicing power Big, beautifully-designed juicer pummels fruit better than it munches kale Tags Healthy eating Small Appliances
Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner M Dana Kishore has instructed the GHMC officials to conduct a special drive to set up dustbins for street vendors in Greater Hyderabad.The commissioner on Monday held a meeting through video conference at GHMC head office with the zonal, deputy commissioners and discussed various issues like 'Saaf-Shaandar Hyderabad' initiative, Haritha Haram, court cases and street vending policy. Also Read - TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Dana Kishore told officials that street vendors in city are leaving so much of garbage on the road during the night that it is disrupting the cleanliness initiative, which has taken up by the GHMC to maintain the cleanliness in the city. He said that each street vendor should keep dustbins and officials have been ordered to carry out a special drive to install dustbins within a week. Also Read - CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us The Commissioner also instructed the officials to see that no street vendors should be there within 500 meter radius around 161 water logging areas in the city, he said. He said that four vehicles should be reserved for each circle in the city to collect garbage in the evenings from coming Monday. Dana Kishore said that 420 million gallons of water are being supplied for the usage of the public, but 50 million gallons of water is being wasted on the roads. This wasted water is equivalent to the water supplied to the Chennai City, he said. Advertise With Us The commissioner made it clear that penalty should be imposed on the multi-storied buildings and business establishments for dumping water on the roads. He instructed the deputy commissioners and medical officers that they should reach their allotted circles every morning at 7.00 to examine the progress of cleanliness works on the roads. Dana Kishore said that tender calling process for the collection of saplings from private nurseries would be necessary to achieve the objectives of Haritha Haram programme. Additional Commissioner Amrapali Kata, Adwaith Kumar Singh, Enforcement Director Vishwajeet Kompati and other officials were present at the meeting.
Khammam: Many leaders from various political parties, especially those from Congress and the Telugu Desam Party, in the erstwhile Khammam district are pinning hopes on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for a better future. Similarly, the BJP leadership, in a bid to strengthen the party, has been executing Operation Akarsh wherein the saffron party leaders are scouting for prominent leaders of other political parties and getting in touch with them. Also Read - With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us The focus is mainly laid on TDP and Congress parties that are in disarray after the recent Assembly and Parliament elections. Further, the BJP State leadership is also in touch with a few leaders of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi who are unhappy with the party. It may be recalled that former MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy of Congress had joined the BJP during the Parliament polls and with that, the BJP had begun its efforts to gain a stronghold in Khammam district which was once termed as Communists fortress. Also Read - Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us In the changed political scenario, the Left parties are growing slowly weak and same is the case with the TDP that lost its main leaders such as Khammam MP Nama Nageswara Rao to TRS. His victory in Parliament elections on TRS ticket had demoralised the TDP cadres, while the Congress cadres are in a state of chaos with many of its MLAs defecting to TRS. Advertise With Us Those who are left in the TDP and the Congress does not want to join TRS which is already choked with leaders migrated from other parties and also for the reason that they might not get any recognition. These circumstances have created a political vacuum in erstwhile Khammam and the BJP intends to cash in on the situation to gain strength and build leadership, a senior political leader in the district opined. In a latest development in Bhadradri-Kothagudem, the TDP district unit president Koneru Satyanarayana has planned to quit the party and decided to join the BJP. When contacted, he told The Hans India that he might join the BJP on August 18 along with several TDP workers. He served the TDP since 1986. He further stated that though he had the opportunity to join the TRS, he was not interested. On the other hand, social media is abuzz with the rumours that former MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy of TRS might join the BJP soon. It is said that BJP leaders spoke to him and promised him a good position in the party.
Share Chambers County Sheriff's OfficeThe jumbo jet had departed from Miami and was likely moments from landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston when it crashed into Trinity Bay.The cockpit voice recorder from the Boeing 767 cargo plane that crashed Saturday in Trinity Bay has been recovered, according to a tweet from the National Transportation Safety Board.The voice recorder is now being transported to the NTSB labs in D.C. where it will be analyzed. An NTSB spokesperson confirmed they’re still searching for the flight data recorder.NTSB has recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the cargo jet that crashed inTrinity Bay in Anahuac, TX. CVR being transported to NTSB labs in DC and willbe evaluated when it arrives.#Anahuac— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) March 1, 2019Atlas Air was operating the plane for Amazon when it nose-dived into the bay’s shallow water, killing all three men on board.Both the mud and depth of the water had made it difficult for crews to uncover the bodies and the black box.To date, they have recovered the bodies of two of the three people who were aboard the Houston-bound flight.The bodies recovered have been identified as those of Conrad Aska, the 44-year-old first officer and co-pilot of the Atlas Air flight, and Sean Archuleta, a 36-year-old pilot who was on the flight as a passenger, according to a Monday statement from the sheriff’s office. A third person on the flight, Capt. Ricky Blakely, is believed to be dead, but his body has not been located.
Stay on target A YouTuber just created the ultimate DIY musical instrument: An adorable Nintendo Labo pop-up piano that is colorful and fully functional.Jean-Paul Leconte built the pop-up piano, which uses a Joy-Con controller to control the accompanying Nintendo Switch game, has 13 keys, an overdrive button, and the option to change from one effect to another by placing different effects keys into the cardboard creation, The Verge reported. Leconte shared his Nintendo Labo pop-up piano video on YouTube, which details the fun, but slightly challenging project.Developing the pop-up piano wasn’t easy, and Leconte managed to avoid a potential drawback of the Nintendo Labo, which is once you’re done putting together all your Nintendo Labo kits, you might be left with many bulky cardboard projects. However, Leconte addressed this challenge by allowing the cardboard piano to fold down into a book that doesn’t take up a lot of space.Two other project challenges included the piano’s keyboard portion, because each key needed to return to its starting position after it was pressed. Plus, the pop-up piano needed to be recognized by the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, so there would be no movement detection issues.“This project was a lot of fun and challenging at the same time. I never thought I would be able to build in all the functions,” Leconte wrote below the video. “Even though, it seems like a bit too much, bulky, and maybe “over-engineered”, the main goal of this project was to achieve a working keyboard and from there on, I got sucked into challenge after challenge and lots of problem-solving.”Leconte isn’t selling his Nintendo Labo pop-up piano at the moment, however, if you would like to build your own Nintendo Labo cardboard creation, you can read about the Nintendo Labo VR Headset here.More on Geek.com:Hands-On: Nintendo Labo VR Kit Is Totally Good EnoughNintendo Switch Gets Labo VR HeadsetReport: Not One But Two Nintendo Switch Models Coming Soon Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)'Astral Chain' and Other Dumb Nintendo Songs
Microsoft bumps minimum Windows 10 storage requirement to 32 Gigabytes by Martin Brinkmann on April 26, 2019 in Windows - Last Update: June 04, 2019 - 41 commentsStarting with Windows 10 version 1903, Windows 10 has a minimum storage requirement of 32 Gigabytes on the desktop.Whether a device may run Windows 10 is determined by its hardware. Microsoft maintains a list of minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 that defines certain types of hardware components or requirements that Windows 10 devices need to support.The company notes that devices need to meet these requirements to boot and run Windows 10, update and service the operating system, and provide a "baseline user experience".Update: Microsoft clarified that the new storage requirements apply only to OEMs and new devices, and not to existing devices that run Windows 10. EndThe specification is designed for hardware manufacturers, e.g. OEMs, ODMs or SoC vendors, for the most part, but it is useful to home users and administrators as well.The minimum requirements for desktop editions of Windows 10 apply to all editions including Home, Pro, and Enterprise editions.Processor and memory requirements have not changed. Windows 10 desktop editions require at least a 1 GHz processor or SoC that is compatible with x86 or x64 instruction sets, supports PAE, NX, and SSE2, and supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW for 64-bit operating system installations.Memory-wise, Windows 10 requires at least 1 Gigabyte of memory for 32-bit versions and 2 Gigabytes of memory for 64-bit versions.The storage device size has been adjusted for Windows 10 version 1903. Previous versions of Windows, e.g. Windows 10 version 1809, required at least 16 Gigabytes of storage for 32-bit versions and 20 Gigabytes or greater for 64-bit versions.Microsoft bumped the requirements to at least 32 Gigabytes for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 in Windows 10 version 1903. Minimum storage for 32-bit versions of Windows 10 is increased by 16 Gigabytes and for 64-bit versions of Windows 10 by 12 Gigabytes.The requirements are designed to prevent manufacturers from making and selling devices with less than 32 Gigabytes of storage space.Windows 10 will reserve several Gigabytes of storage by default in the coming version. If a device is sold with 32 Gigabytes of storage, several of the Gigabytes are reserved by default for system updates and other system storage functions. Administrators may disable reserved storage to make the storage available system wide.Closing Words32 Gigabytes is not a whole lot even for low end devices. It needs to be noted that tablets and 2-in-1s can run desktop mode as well, and that they are the most likely candidates when it comes to low storage.Not many Windows 10 devices are sold with less than 32 Gigabytes of space; in fact, I could not find any device on Amazon that has less than 32 Gigabytes of storage. Even low end Mini PCs or tablets come with 32 Gigabytes of storage.Updates, especially feature updates, are a big issue on low storage devices; a bump by 12 or 16 Gigabytes may address some of these issues. Granted, updates are not really that enjoyable on 32 Gigabyte devices either.Now You: what is a good amount of storage for Windows 10?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft bumps minimum Windows 10 storage requirement to 32 GigabytesDescriptionStarting with Windows 10 version 1903, Windows 10 has a minimum storage requirement of 32 Gigabytes on the desktop.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry.The ministry said in a statement Friday that the security forces on Thursday evening “thwarted an attempted attack” after the residents of Yumbis village, Garissa county, spotted armed militants in the area and alerted the authorities. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories “Security forces swiftly mobilized and engaged the militants in a gun battle,” the statement said, adding that there were no casualties.The ministry later posted a Twitter update saying the security forces had ambushed an al-Shabab “mob” that had been harassing Yumbis residents for food and water. No more details were given.Al-Shabab, which has ties with al-Qaida, has launched several attacks inside Kenya in retaliation over Kenya’s military involvement in Somalia, where the Kenyan military is part of African Union forces battling the militants.Despite being driven out of many of its strongholds in Somalia over the years — and losing many of its top leaders in U.S. air strikes — the Islamic extremist group is still able to carry out lethal attacks across the country and over the border in Kenya, which shares a porous border with Somalia.Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for an April 2 assault on Garissa University College, the deadliest militant attack on Kenyan territory with 148 people killed.Kenyan officials are reportedly pondering the construction of a wall along the border with Somalia as part of the government’s efforts to stem the attacks. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories
The Arizona Cardinals will have at least one more position to fill on their coaching staff.Deshea Townsend, who just finished his second season as the team’s assistant defensive backs coach, is leaving to be the defensive backs coach at Mississippi. He tweeted the news, more or less, Friday. Go Dawgs!!!! It’s Official!!!— Deshea Townsend (@desheatownsend) January 11, 2013 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes' introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments Share Townsend was added to the Arizona staff shortly after defensive coordinator Ray Horton was hired. While some may view his defection as a sign Horton is not going to replace Ken Whisenhunt as head coach, it could just be a chance for Townsend to progress in his career as a coach. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs' buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories