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Read the OIRPDs 44 recommendations for the Thunder Bay police service and

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first_imgAPTN NewsThe Office of the Independent Police Review Director issued 44 recommendations to the Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario Coroner and Pathologist.1. Nine of the TBPS sudden death investigations that the OIPRD reviewed are so problematic I recommend these cases be reinvestigated.2. A multi-discipline investigation team should be established to undertake, at a minimum, the reinvestigation of the deaths of the nine Indigenous people identified.3. The multi-discipline investigative team should establish a protocol for determining whether other TBPS sudden death investigations should be reinvestigated.4. The multi-discipline investigation team should also assess whether the death of Stacy DeBungee should be reinvestigated, based on our Investigative Report and the Ontario Provincial Police review of the TBPS investigation. The team should also assess when and how the investigation should take place, without prejudicing ongoing Police Services Act proceedings.5. TBPS should initiate an external peer-review process for at least three years following the release of this report.Recommendations Regarding TBPS Investigators and the Criminal Investigations Branch.6. TBPS should immediately ensure sufficient staffing in its General Investigation Unit in the Criminal Investigations Branch. Adequate resources must be made available to enable this recommendation to be implemented on an urgent basis.7. TBPS should establish a Major Crimes Unit – within the Criminal Investigations Branch – that complies with provincial standards and best practices in how it investigates serious cases, including homicides, sudden deaths and complex cases.8. TBPS should provide officers, who have taken the appropriate training with opportunities to be assigned to work with Criminal Investigations Branch and the Major Crimes Unit investigators to gain experience.9. TBPS should develop a formalized plan or protocol for training and mentoring officers assigned to Criminal Investigations Branch and the Major Crimes Unit.10. TBPS should develop a strategic human resources succession plan to ensure the General Investigations Unit, Criminal Investigations Branch and the Major Crime Unit is never without officers who are experienced in investigations.11. TBPS should establish procedures to ensure occurrence or supplementary reports relevant to an investigation are brought to the attention of the lead investigator or case manager. This must take place regardless of whether a case has been earmarked for Major Case Management.12. TBPS should develop procedures to ensure forensic identification officers are provided with the information necessary to do their work effectively.13. TBPS should immediately improve how it employs, structures and integrates its investigation file management system, Major Case Management system and its Niche database.14. TBPS should, on a priority basis, establish protocols with other police services in the region, including Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and Anishinabek Police Service to enhance information-sharing.Recommendations Regarding Other TBPS Operational Areas15. TBPS should fully integrate the Aboriginal Liaison Unit’s role into additional areas of the police service. This would help to promote respectful relationships between TBPS and the Indigenous people it serves.16. TBPS should increase the number of officers in the Aboriginal Liaison Unit by at least three additional officers.17. With Indigenous engagement and advice, TBPS should take measures to acknowledge Indigenous culture inside headquarters or immediately outside it.18. Thunder Bay Police Service should make wearing name tags on the front of their uniforms mandatory for all officers in the service.19. TBPS should implement the use of in-car cameras and body-worn cameras.20. TBPS should, through policy, impose and reinforce a positive duty on all officer to disclose potential evidence of police misconduct.Recommendations Regarding Missing Persons Cases21. I urge the Ontario government to bring into force Schedule 7, the Missing Persons Act, 2018, as soon as possible.22. TBPS and the Thunder Bay Police Services Board should re-evaluate their missing persons policies, procedures and practices upon review of the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, due to be released on or before April 30, 2019.23. TBPS and the Thunder Bay Police Services Board should re-evaluate their missing persons policies, procedures and practices upon review of the Honourable Gloria Epstein’s report on Toronto Police Service’s missing persons investigations due to be released in April 2020.Recommendations Regarding the Relationship between the Police and the Coroner’s Office.24. The Office of the Chief Coroner, Ontario’s Chief Forensic Pathologist, the Regional Coroner, and TBPS should implement the Thunder Bay Death Investigations Framework on a priority basis and should evaluate and modify it as required, with the input of the parties, annually.25. The Office of the Chief Coroner should ensure police officers and coroners are trained on the framework to promote its effective implementation.26. The Office of the Chief Coroner and TBPS should publicly report on the ongoing implementation of the framework in a way that does not prejudice ongoing investigations or prosecutions.Recommendations Regarding the Relationship between the Police and Pathologist27. The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service should train all pathologists on the Intersection of Police and Coroners for Thunder Bay Death Investigations as set out in the framework.28. TBPS should reflect, in its procedures and training, fundamental principles to define the relationship between investigators and pathologists.29. The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service should establish a Forensic Pathology Unit in Thunder Bay, ideally housed alongside the Regional Coroner’s Office.30. If a Forensic Pathology Unit cannot be located in Thunder Bay, TBPS and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service should establish, on a priority basis, procedures to ensure timely and accurate exchange of information on sudden death and homicide investigations and regular case-conferencing on such cases.31. The Ontario Forensic Pathology Service should provide autopsy services compatible with cultural norms in Indigenous communities.Recommendations Regarding Racism in TBPS Policing – General32. TBPS should focus proactively on actions to eliminate systemic racism, including removing systemic barriers and the root causes of racial inequities in the service. TBPS should undertake a human rights organizational change strategy and action plan as recommended by the Ontario Human Rights Commission in October 2016.33. TBPS leadership should publicly and formally acknowledge that racism exists at all levels within the police service and it will not tolerate racist views or actions. TBPS leadership should engage with Indigenous communities on the forum for and content of these acknowledgements. This would be an important step in TBPS advancing reconciliation with Indigenous people.34. The Thunder Bay Police Services Board should publicly and formally acknowledge racism exists within TBPS and take a leadership role in repairing the relationship between TBPS and Indigenous communities. This too, is an important step in TBPS advancing reconciliation with Indigenous people.35. TBPS leadership should create a permanent advisory group involving the police chief and Indigenous leadership with a defined mandate, regular meetings and a mechanism for crisis-driven meetings to address racism within TBPS and other issues.Recommendations Regarding Racism in TBPS Policing – Training36. TBPS should work with training experts, Indigenous leaders, Elders and the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General to design and implement mandatory Indigenous cultural competency and anti-racism training for all TBPS officers and employees, that:a. Is ongoing throughout the career of a TBPS officer or employeeb. Involves “experiential training” that includes Indigenous Elders and community members who can share their perspective and answer questions based on their own lived experiences.c. Is informed by content determined at the local level, and informed by all best practicesd. Is interactive and allows for respectful dialogue involving all participantse. Reflects the diversity within Indigenous communities, rather than focusing on one culture to the exclusion of others.f. Explains how the diversity of Indigenous people and pre and post contact history is relevant to the ongoing work of TBPS officers and employees. For example, Indigenous culture and practices are highly relevant to how officers should serve Indigenous people, conduct missing persons investigations, build trust, accommodate practices associated with the deaths of loved ones and avoid micro-aggressions. Micro-aggressions are daily verbal or non-verbal slights, snubs, or insults that communicate, often inadvertently, derogatory or negative messages to members of vulnerable or marginalized communities.37. TBPS should ensure the Indigenous cultural competency training recommended in this report is accompanied by initiatives in collaboration with First Nations police services that allow TBPS officers to train or work with First Nations police services and visit remote First Nations to provide outreach.38. TBPS leadership should provide greater support for voluntarism by attending relevant sporting or community events.39. TBPS should develop and enhance additional cultural awareness training programs relating to the diverse community it serves.Recommendations on Racism in TBPS Policing – Recruitment and Job Promotion40. TBPS should implement psychological testing designed to eliminate applicants who have or express racist views and attitudes. In Ontario, such specific testing is not done. It can be tailored to the TBPS experience. This testing should be implemented in Thunder Bay on a priority basis.41. TBPS should, on a priority basis, create and adopt a proactive strategy to increase diversity within the service, with prominence given to Indigenous candidates.42. TBPS leadership should link job promotion to demonstrated Indigenous cultural competency.Recommendations for Implementation of Recommendations43. TBPS should report to the OIPRD on the extent to which the recommendations in this report are implemented. This is imperative given the crisis in confidence described in this report. The OIPRD should, in turn, report publicly on TBPS’s response and the extent to which the recommendations in this report are implemented.44. On an annual basis, TBPS should provide the public with reports that provide data on sudden death investigations. These reports can provide data, in a disaggregated Indigenous and non-Indigenous manner, detailing the total number of sudden death investigations with a breakdown of investigative outcomes, including homicide, accidental death, suicide, natural death and undetermined.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img
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Who are AntiBalaka Militia killing Moroccan Peacekeepers in Central African Republic

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Rabat- In the course of three days, three Moroccan peacekeepers have died in the Central African Republic (CAR) at the hands of the Christian militia known as Anti-Balaka.The Moroccan soldiers were ambushed on Sunday while returning from a humanitarian mission to escort trucks filled with water to resupply the Mbomou river.Their death raised the total losses of Moroccan lives in the torn African country to eight. It also brought attention once again to the deadly militia whose crimes have targeted both civilians and military. Born to KillIn a continent that has been plagued in by continuous coups, CAR is no exception. In March 2013 the country’s president, François Boizizé, was ousted by the Séléka rebel movement, originating from the northern region where a Muslim majority had been marginalized by the central government.During its quest for power and short-lived control of the capital Bangui, Séléka was responsible for numerous crimes against their fellow Christian countrymen, which make up 80 percent of the population.A counter-Christian militia was then formed, composed of militia men and former army members loyal to Bozizé and outlaws, and it began engaging in battles against Séléka. They called themselves Anti-Balaka, a name that reflects their deeply rooted belief in local African superstitions.The ruthless militiamen believe they are safeguarded against Kalachnikov AK 47 thanks to amulets that they wear around their chests, called “gris-gris.”Soon after their formation, Anti-Balaka turned “to be even worse than Séléka,” a Christian priest told France24 in April 2014, speaking of the checkpoints set up by the militia to prevent the Muslim population from fleeing to Cameroon.Several TV reports, especially in 2013 and 2014, on crimes committed by the radical militia show men, armed with guns and machetes, vowing to wipe out Muslims in the country.“We will kill all Arabs in Central African Republic,” a man shouts at the camera of French TV station BFMTV. “We don’t need any Arabs here.”In their campaign against Muslims, people have been killed, villages attacked and besieged, mosques destroyed, and women enslaved. According to a Muslim community leader cited by the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), “more than 300 mosques were destroyed in 2013 and 2014 (26 of them in the capital).”In April 2015, Human Rights Watch published a report in which Muslim women gave accounts of their captivity for 14 months in Podo, a village in south west of the country.“The Anti-balaka killed two boys, ages about 6 and 7, and raped three young women and girls, one of whom became ill and died in captivity,” said the report.“Holding civilians captive, killing children, and sexually enslaving women and girls are shocking tactics by these Anti-balaka and amount to war crimes,” said Lewis Mudge, an Africa researcher at HRW.While no exact number of their victims has been provided, HRW affirmed that the Anti-Balaka men “have killed and targeted thousands of Muslims since 2013.”Despite the French military intervention in December 2013 and deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping force, whose number was more than 12 soldiers and policemen, the situation remained fragile.Targeting Peace and PeacekeepersIn May, 1,500 Muslims in Bengassou were forced to take refuge in a church following an attack by the militia on Tokoyo, a district in the city known for its large Muslim population.“There are men who walk around town with guns,” the church’s priest, Father Alain Blaise Bissialo, told Al Jazeera. “The situation is not safe enough to leave, and so they cannot move from here.”The city’s Muslims fled to the church after the mosque where they first took refuge was attacked by the militia, who killed the local imam killed.Despite the military presence of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINSUCA), the country is still struggling to regain the lost peace.MINUSCA seems to have a hard time ensuring the country does not plunge into violence as the conflict between Anti-Balaka and former members of Séléka continue.What is even worse, MINUSCA soldiers are targeted by both militias. Recurrent attacks have left several MINUSCA soldiers dead or reported missing.Bangassou was home to an attack on the UN soldiers in May, in which four peacekeepers died and eight others were injured. In April, three of four MINUSCA members previously reported missing were found dead.Clashes with Anti-Balaka forces have become frequent in recent months. In May, a group of Moroccan soldiers exchanged fire with members of the militia in Yogofongo, a village 20 kilometers away from Bengassou.The clashes resulted in the death of eight Anti-Balaka armed men, while nine out of the ten Moroccan soldiers accompanying a Cambodian convoy were injured.However, on Sunday and Tuesday, things went differently for the three Moroccan soldiers who were part of the contingent that was twice ambushed by the Anti-Balaka militia.
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UN human rights office plans to send mission to Egypt after transition

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“We can inform you that the High Commissioner [Navi Pillay] has now formally asked the Egyptian Government to accept a mission from her office to travel as soon as possible to Egypt to establish contacts with governmental officials,” Anders Kompass, the Director of OHCHR’s Division of Field Operations and Technical Cooperation, told a news conference in Geneva.The planned OHCHR mission would also meet with representatives of civil society and local and international human rights groups in an effort find ways of facilitating the transition to democracy in Egypt in a way that takes human rights into account, Mr. Kompass said.“We are positively hopeful that we will be able to dispatch a mission in the coming days,” he added.Hosni Mubarak, who led Egypt as president for three decades, stepped down last Friday after weeks of anti-government protests by crowds calling for greater democracy and respect of human rights.“Things are still unfolding in Egypt. The High Commissioner has been very clear about her wish to be with the Egyptian people in these times of difficult change,” said Mona Rishmawi, the head of OHCHR’s Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch.“These sudden changes are difficult for anybody. They are positive, euphoric, excellent, but they are difficult in terms of governance,” she said. 16 February 2011The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today it plans to send a team of officials to Egypt to establish contact with the authorities there and assess the human rights situation following the recent leadership change in the country.
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iPad 2 rear camera may be for FaceTime only not photos

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first_imgIt has been rumored for a while now that the iPad 2 will come with a rear camera. The biggest question people seem to have around that rear camera is, “What will it be used for?” The immediate response most people give is that it is probably for photos, video and FaceTime. The Brooks Review makes the case that the iPad 2’s rear camera probably won’t be used for photos.One very good reason pointed to is the fact that a user holding the iPad 2 to take a photos would look stupid and there would probably be some shaking as the result of its size. Things get worse if a low-resolution rear camera is used and based on one news report there is a good chance that’s exactly what the iPad 2 will be getting. MacStories reported that the iPad 2 may only have a 1 megapixel rear camera which would be fine for videos, but would make for some ugly photos. Apple’s motivation behind such a low-resolution camera may be to keep costs down.If the iPad 2 does get a rear camera, and it has low-resolution, there’s probably little chance Apple would engineer it to be utilized for anything other than video and FaceTime. The size of the iPad 2 would make anything else impractical, but last time i checked Apple seems to be doing well marching to their own tune so we’ll have to wait and see whether picture taking is offered at launch.Read more at The Brooks Reviewlast_img
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FOUR SOLDIERS ARRESTED

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first_imgBy Mustapha Jallow Information reaching this medium indicates that at least four members of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) were arrested and detained at Fajara Barracks three days ago.Speaking to the military spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Omar B. Bojang, yesterday, he confirmed the recent arrest of soldiers.  He said that two officers are detained in connection to a WhatsApp chat group that has audio recordings which are apparently related to alleged mutinous acts, defamatory,  scandalous and unethical while other two were picked up for complicity in helping the third suspect to escape.Following this, the PRO said that the military has  re-launched a panel of investigators to look into circumstances surrounding the whole episode.“They will investigate and determine who are the members of the group and also to find out the content of the messages whether they have any implications to jeopardize national security and to come up with recommendations, ” he said.He said some of the suspects are already helping the panel of investigators.Asked whether any charges have been preferred against the four,  he responded in the negative and said as at now investigation is going on. “We wouldn’t disclose the names of detained officers for security reasons.”However,  PRO B. Bojang said that the office of Chief of Defence Staff has assured the general public that Gambia Armed Forces remains focused, intact, vigilant and alert to continue to deliver the noble services to keep the beloved motherland secure.“As soldiers once we accept to serve in the armed forces we surrender certain privileges and rights. This is done to ensure that command and control is made easier,” he said.“We will continue to bring about the needed reform and restructuring programs that are required to make the GAF more responsive to the needs and aspirations of Gambians especially in this new democratic dispensation, ” he advisedlast_img
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I need to improve at Barca – Suarez

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first_imgBarca midfielder Denis Suarez has challenged himself saying that he needs to improve this season as a player.The 24-year-old who is in the United States with the Barca squad on their pre-season tour is planning to have a successful summer ahead of the new campaign.“A step forward will be demanded of me and I know I have to take one. I believe I have the ability to do so and I go into the season with a lot of excitement,” said Suarez at a promotional event at Nike’s headquarters in Oregon as quoted in Football Espana.“I’m eager for this to be my year and I hope to have more involvement than in previous campaigns. Maybe I have this feeling more than I did in other years and I hope to make the most of any absences there have been in my position.”“Totally involuntary!” Modric claims Suarez stamp an accident Andrew Smyth - August 18, 2019 The sent-off Luka Modric insists his stamp on Denis Suarez was an "accidental action" after becoming the first victim of La Liga's new rules.Suarez accepted he had discussed with boss Ernesto Valverde regarding his future and what the upcoming season will be for him.“I have spoken with him in the same way that other teammates have. My intention is to remain here and his intention is for me to stay.“I’ll try to convince him from the start of what I am capable of doing,” he addedlast_img
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Texas Gov Greg Abbott Opposed Controversial Bathroom Bill State Legislator Says

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first_img Share Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas TribuneGov. Greg Abbott lays out items for a special session at a press conference on June 6, 2017.Gov. Greg Abbott himself was opposed to the controversial “bathroom bill” that dominated debate at the Texas Capitol for much of 2017, according to a state representative involved in keeping the legislation from passing the Texas House.State Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, the chairman of the House State Affairs committee that blocked the bill from reaching the House floor for a full vote, said Tuesday that Abbott “did not want that bill on his desk.”Cook’s comments on the bill, which would have restricted the use of certain public facilities for transgender Texans, came alongside the long-awaited release Tuesday of a report from the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness. After months of discussion, a public squabble and several hours-long hearings, most committee members came to the conclusion many had anticipated: the “bathroom bill” is bad for business.“Future legislators should focus on [low taxes, limited regulation and local control] to maintain a predictable and reliable business climate, avoiding legislation that distracts from critical priorities and is viewed by many as enabling discrimination against certain groups or classes of Texans,” says the committee’s report. “Texas policymakers must acknowledge warnings from leaders in the business community, academicians and law enforcement officials about the consequences of such discriminatory legislation to avoid endangering the state’s successful economy.”Two of the committee’s Republican members, state Reps. Angie Chen Button of Richardson and Charlie Geren of Fort Worth, didn’t sign the final report. Neither Abbott, Button nor Geren immediately returned a request for comment Tuesday.Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick first unveiled a “bathroom bill” in January 2017, and for the first several months of debate, Abbott remained largely silent even as some cautioned that it would be bad for business. When an alternative form of the bill emerged in the Texas House in April, Abbott called it a “thoughtful proposal.” But he didn’t give the policy his clear support until later that spring, when he endorsed it as a legislative priority.No bathroom bill made it to Abbott’s desk by the end of the legislative session in May — a block largely credited to Straus and Cook, who said in a hearing that “there’s no information” supporting the need for such a bill. But Abbott revived the controversial legislation in June, when he put it on his 20-item call for the summer’s month-long special session. After that, he struck a delicate balance on the thorny issue, calling on legislators to pass all of his special session priorities but taking care not to emphasize the “bathroom bill” individually. Many observers speculated that Abbott was happy to stay out of the fight, letting Straus take the heat for keeping the bill from the floor.Near the end of a divisive year at the Texas Legislature, House Speaker Joe Strauslaunched a new bipartisan committee on economic competitiveness in October and charged it with examining the factors that attract businesses to — and repel them from — Texas. He tapped Cook, a top Straus lieutenant, as the committee’s chair.Upon announcing the new committee, Straus faced immediate pushback from his state Senate counterpart, Patrick, who said he didn’t “know what the point is” of the committee, given that Texas already has “the most pro-business climate in the country.”Both Cook and Straus announced last year that they were not running for re-election. Their terms are set to end in January. Austin Price/Texas TribuneFrank Gonzales and his family wait to testify on the “bathroom bill,” along with a crowd of witnesses, in front of the Senate State Affairs Committee on July 21, 2017.The committee’s report released Tuesday emphasizes the importance of the Legislature “avoiding unnecessary distractions such as manufactured social issues that are unreasonable, unenforceable and harmful to the economy.”The committee was widely viewed as Straus’ attempt to push back on the conservative social agenda that Patrick — and, to a lesser extent, Abbott — championed during the 85th Legislature. But the report also alludes to the state’s, and perhaps the country’s, highest-profile economic development opportunity: the luring of Amazon’s second headquarters.The tech giant has whittled down a list of 238 applicants to 20 finalists, including the Austin and Dallas metro areas. But many experts have cautionedthat Texas’ conservative social policies — chief among them an anti-“sanctuary city” measure currently winding its way through the federal court system and repeated efforts to pass a bathroom bill — could deter Amazon, which like many tech companies touts its diverse and accepting climate. Amazon was one of dozens of businesses last summer to sign onto a letter cautioning Texas leadership against passing the bathroom bill.Straus presented wooing Amazon as an opportunity to recoup some of the state’s losses from August’s devastating Hurricane Harvey.“A major corporation has proposed a nationwide search for the location of a second headquarters, offering economic benefits equal to the losses caused by Harvey’s damage,” Straus said. “Both [Harvey and Amazon] illustrate the importance of making sure that Texas continues to welcome and foster private-sector growth.”Some of the report’s recommendations seem geared directly toward attracting large businesses like Amazon. The committee emphasized that incentives should be applied “consistently across the state,” noting that North Texas — which in 2014 attracted Toyota’s new headquarters to Plano — has drawn most of the awards from the Texas Enterprise Fund, a $230 million pot the governor can draw from to incentivize companies to locate in Texas. Dallas has traditionally been more generous than Austin in offering financial incentives to recruit businesses. And, the committee said, there should be greater oversight on how and when these incentives are offered — and whether they are ultimately successful.The report also strikes at many of the other most divisive issues of last year’s session, including public education and property taxes. Increasing the state’s share of public education will lower the burden of local property taxpayers and better position Texas students for workforce success, the report argues, as will investing further in community colleges and state technical colleges. The committee also advocates for improving infrastructure failures spotlighted by last year’s hurricane.“The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey provide a rare opportunity to combine state and federal funding to make critical investments in flood control and mitigation projects that will reduce the impact of future storms,” the report concludes.The committee’s nonbinding recommendations are offered to the 86th Legislature, which convenes in January 2019.last_img
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Roseanne Minus Roseanne ABC Picks Up The Conners

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first_imgAdam Rose/ABC/Via NPRSara Gilbert and Roseanne Barr in the return of ABC’s Roseanne. Gilbert — but not Barr — will re-return in the spin-off The Conners.ABC canceled its lucrative reboot of Roseanne in late May, after star Roseanne Barr published a tweet that compared Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama, to an ape. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey called the tweet “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.” It looked like the network was willing to take a financial hit and part with a successful property in the name of, of all things, principle.Not so fast.On Thursday, the network announced that it is picking up the tentatively titled show The Conners. It’s a Roseanne-less Roseanne. It went straight to series — meaning it doesn’t have to produce a pilot to prove it can work, as other shows would. Instead, it will simply slide into the fall schedule just like it was going to before, except without its star. “Roseanne Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series,” according to ABC’s press release.One way to look at this development is the way ABC is spinning it, which is that the characters still have plenty of stories to tell. “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love,” says the network. Another is the way Barr herself is spinning it in her own statement, as cited by Lesley Goldberg in The Hollywood Reporter: “I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved.”But another is that the praise ABC received for doing “the right thing” is having their cake, and continuing to make money from having rebooted the show is eating it, too.Barr’s statement refers to a “settlement,” but the network says she will have no financial involvement in the new show. On June 16, Goldberg reported:…Barr had agreed in principle to walk away from the characters she helped create in order to allow the cast and crew to pursue a spinoff. But since Barr would be entitled to substantial fees and backend on a Roseanne spinoff, the actress had to waive those rights before a new take could move forward. The last key hurdle was over what, if any, one-time payment Barr was to receive as “go-away money,” as one source put it. Barr will retain an executive producer credit on the new take, per WGA rules.If Barr received “go-away money” to make it possible, then she’s arguably profiting from the Conners “spin-off,” as ABC is calling the star-less vehicle. And she still makes money from the old seasons, which are more valuable the longer all of this is in the spotlight. What’s more, if she retains the rights to the character for any future uses (including bringing Roseanne Conner somewhere else), then this is all enormously helpful to her prospects, compared to, say, putting the entire show in a great big bag, setting it on fire and throwing it into a ravine.The bottom line is that Barr is likely to be worse off, certainly, than she would have been if the show had continued with her, but better off than if this new spin-off weren’t happening at all.Moreover, this development allows the network, the other actors, and everyone else who stands to profit to avoid reckoning with the choice they originally made. They chose to align themselves with Barr and place their faith in her, despite the fact that nothing about her Jarrett tweet was unexpected, given her history. There is something to be said for expecting people who gamble with a situation like this to swallow their losses. It’s not, after all, the responsibility of viewers (or critics) to insure networks or actors against the foreseeable consequences of their actions.Certainly, there are good stories to be mined from working-class people, as we know from One Day At A Time, Superstore, Bob’s Burgers, and other currently airing shows. But it’s possible to create those stories on sets that don’t bear this particular legacy. Shows are canceled all the time, including shows that are much better and more interesting than the Roseanne reboot was.There was a short-lived comedy called Enlisted, about a group of brothers in the U.S. Army, that aired on Fox in 2014. Despite being excellent, funny, well-regarded, and devoted to telling stories about people who are underrepresented on mainstream network TV, it was canceled. Back in the day, the wonderful Freaks and Geeks was canceled, even though it starred Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, Martin Starr — even though it was the product of the minds of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig. Cancellations happen. The list of shows that failed for whatever reason or combination of reasons is lengthy, but this is how TV works. Old shows go, and new shows arrive. In fact, old shows must go for new shows to arrive. And every year, shows with enormous potential aren’t picked up, because there just isn’t very much room on a broadcast schedule. Letting this go wouldn’t have been one less show, just one other show.“But,” you say, “you fool, you know that networks make decisions for financial reasons. That’s the business!”Yes. Exactly. That’s the business — where every time you hear that a decision is being made on principle, you should wait for the asterisk.And one more thing, which amounts to speculation informed by experience: If Barr doesn’t have additional public issues, wait and see how long it takes for there to be rumors that they might bring Roseanne Barr back to The Conners. Maybe just for a visit. Even if they kill her off, wait and see. Network executives standing on principle come and go, after all. Fictional characters have all the time in the world to wait, and her husband Dan — thanks to a memory-wipe of most of the events of Roseanne‘s original ending — has already come back from the dead once.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img
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Pop star Daniel Küblböck missing after falling from cruise ship

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first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- German pop star Daniel Küblböck has disappeared after going overboard on a cruise ship, after posting a concerning status about bullying on his Facebook account. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Daniel Küblböck in the artwork for his song Angel | Photo: Angel eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) He was vacationing on the AIDAluna, traveling from Hamburg to Canada, when he disappeared, reports German tabloid Das Bild.Eyewitnesses told the publication they saw him hurl himself from the fifth deck of the the ship near the coast of Canada on Sunday.The Newfoundland coast guard has launched a search for Daniel.The star found fame on the 2002 series of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS), a spin-off of the British-originating Pop Idol.It was reported in 2003 that he was bisexual. Other reports from 2010 claim the star was gay. He turned 33 on 27 August.A press contact for Daniel has been approached for comment.‘I still do not feel better mentally and physically’Writing on his Facebook fan page a few weeks ago, Daniel raised concerns about his mental state.He wrote: ‘Dear fans. Unfortunately, I still do not feel better mentally and physically. I have yet to cope with this pain of the past months.’ ‘I cling now only to the hope that somehow still everything will be fine’Daniel’s father Gunter told Das Bild: ‘I cling now only to the hope that somehow still everything will be fine.’AIDA Cruises supplied a statement to Gay Star news saying: ‘The search in the Labrador Sea area off the Canadian coast for a missing person continues. Two ships from the Canadian Coast Guard, which are specially equipped for rescue operations, had arrived on site in the course of the afternoon (local time) and have taken over the coordination of the search, in which a helicopter and a reconnaissance aircraft as well as AIDAluna and another cruise ship, the MS Zuiderdam, were involved. The search has so far been unsuccessful.‘After dark, the cruise ships were released from the search operation by the Canadian Coast Guard. AIDAluna is now on her way to Halifax.‘The AIDA Cares team is already in contact with the family to provide all required support. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.’They finally added: ‘AIDA Cruises fully cooperates with the authorities. The company has offered the authorities full cooperation for the ongoing investigation.’Daniel is known for songs such as Heartbeat and Teenage Years. He also appeared on reality shows such as Let’s Dance and I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here.In the video for his 2014 song Be a Man, the singer follows a woman to a beach, and at the end of it is revealed the women is Daniel.[embedded content]Need support? LGBTI helplines for those in crisis or seeking adviceGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . He furthermore opened up about the ‘months of bullying’ he endured as a child, saying the experience ‘shook my soul’, reports The Sun. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pop-star-daniel-kublbock-missing-after-falling-from-cruise-ship/last_img
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Hotel company dishes out refunds if couples divorce after their stay

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first_img AKERSBERGA, SWEDEN — Everything comes at a price at a hotel, including bottled water and that can of nuts sitting atop the counter. But how much would it cost for a hotel to save your marriage?According to TravelTalk, Countryside Hotels in Sweden is going above and beyond the usual suite of amenities by offering a ‘relationship guarantee’. How it works is simple enough: married couples who check into the hotel on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage will get a refund if they still end up divorcing within a year.That’s how confident the hotel chain is in its cozy and quaint properties, described on its website as “Country hotels & inns with a story to tell”. The company will happily refuse a couple’s money if they don’t fall back in love during their stay. Talk about putting your money where your mouth is!To be eligible for the refund, a married couple has to sleep in the same room and book it under Countryside Hotels’ ‘relationship guarantee’. If they break up less than 12 months after their stay, they’ll receive a refund for two nights on the condition they provide divorce papers as proof.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next month“We have welcomed couples to our hotels and mansions around Sweden and see how beneficial it can be to get away for a while and devote time to each other,” a spokesperson for the company told Swedish The Local. “Quite a few have been surprised about the guarantee and wondered if it’s real. We feel that it’s been well received so far.” Posted by Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Hotel company dishes out refunds if couples divorce after their stay Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: LOL, Romance & Weddings << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img
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Carnival Corporation sails into 2018 with strong numbers

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first_imgTags: Carnival Corporation Travelweek Group Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Share Posted bycenter_img MIAMI — Bookings are up, prices are up and yields are up for Carnival Corp. and that’s good news for the company’s many cruise lines and the agents who sell them.According to Carnival Corporation’s Q4 and full-year results, bookings for full year 2018 are ahead of the prior year at higher prices. Since November, booking volumes for 2018 have been running “well ahead” of the prior year at higher prices, according to Carnival Corporation & plc President and CEO Arnold Donald.Based on current booking trends, the company expects full year 2018 net revenue yields to be up 2.5% compared to the prior year.“Despite booking disruptions from this year’s multiple hurricanes, we are still heading into 2018 with a stronger base of business and higher prices than last year,” says Donald.He adds: “We have numerous efforts underway to keep the momentum going in 2018 and beyond, from our innovative approaches to increase consideration for cruising, including our recently announced partnership with Univision, to the further roll-out of our state-of-the-art revenue management system. In 2018 we also look forward to the delivery of four new cutting-edge ships, Carnival Horizon, Seabourn Ovation, AIDAnova, and Nieuw Statendam to further our strategic fleet enhancement program.”More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaAs a result of higher fuel prices, forecasted fuel costs for the full year 2018 are expected to increase approximately US$117 million compared to the prior year.Carnival’s net income for the full year 2017 is $2.6 billion compared to $2.8 billion for the prior year.Full year 2017 adjusted net income of $2.8 billion was higher than adjusted net income of $2.6 billion for the full year 2016.Revenues for the full year 2017 were $17.5 billion, $1.1 billion higher than the $16.4 billion in the prior year.Gross revenue yields (revenue per available lower berth day or ‘ALBD’) increased 6.8%. In constant currency, net revenue yields increased 4.2% for 4Q 2017, better than September guidance of up 1.5 to 2.5%.“We exceeded the high end of our original full year 2017 guidance by $0.22 per share, achieving record cash from operations of $5.3 billion and another adjusted earnings per share record despite a significant drag from fuel and currency,” said Donald. “Our full year performance was led by over 4.5% growth in ticket prices while overcoming a variety of headwinds, affirming that our core strategy, which is anchored in delivering exceptional guest experiences, driving demand through marketing programs to increase cruise consideration, and introducing new more efficient ships through measured capacity growth all while leveraging our scale, can deliver consistent earnings improvements.”More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel'nsCarnival Corporation & plc is the world’s largest leisure travel company with a portfolio that includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK), as well as Fathom, which ceased operations in November 2016 and transitioned to a shoreside-only brand in 2017. << Previous PostNext Post >> Carnival Corporation sails into 2018 with strong numberslast_img
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US and Costa Rica sign sister parks arrangement

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first_imgCosta Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) teamed up with the U.S. National Park Service this week to sign a sister park agreement on Tuesday between the Osa Conservation Area, in the Southern Zone, and the national parks of the upper Midwest of the United States.Under the arrangement, both institutions agree to work together to promote and support cooperation to obtain mutual benefits for their parks and protected areas. It also aims to “enrich the experience and training” of staff who work at these sites through projects and other cooperation initiatives.Emergency response, language training in English and Spanish, strategic planning, local community relationships management, education for park visitors, park facilities maintenance and environmental education in local schools are among the areas the two institutions will cover.“This agreement looks to promote the development of education programs, encourage local community participation, as well as the creation of a communication network between parks with emphasis on migratory birds, habitat restoration and aquatic resources,” SINAC Executive Director Rafael Gutiérrez said.“This is very fertile ground for us; this is a rich place for partnerships, and working together we can certainly make a better place,” added Christopher Stain, superintendent of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, in the U.S.The parks and protected areas includes in the arrangement are:For the U.S. National Park Service:1. St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
2. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area3. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
4. Voyageurs National Park
5. Grand Portage National Monument
6. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
7. Isle Royale National Park
8. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
9. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore10. Effigy Mounds National Monument11. Ice Age National Scenic Trail
12. Keweenaw National Historical Park13. Pipestone National Monument14. Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring NetworkFor Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas:1. Corcovado
National Park2. Marino Ballena National Park3. Piedras Blancas National Park4. Térraba Sierpe National Wetlands5. Golfito Wildlife Refuge6. Isla del Caño Biologicial Reserve7. Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img
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first_imgRelated posts:Spotted in Cahuita A Christmas tamal for your afternoon coffee Just another manic Monday… The Last Supper, Caribbean-style The year is almost over, and we’re all hanging onto 2017 a bit like this snake, captured in Cahuita National Park by Kristel Segeren: leaning in for the lastempujón (push) of the year.Read more about Costa Rican New Year’s celebrations, and other events, here: What to do during the high season: a few of our favorite summer eventscenter_img For more stories and photos from Kristel, visit her blog, The Tiny Travelogue, or follow her (and her dog’s) adventures in the tropics and beyond on Facebook or Instagram. Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img
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Sally de Souza Director of Corporate PR and Media

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first_imgSally de Souza, Director of Corporate PR and Media Content for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, visited Sydney with representatives from the brand’s properties, to host a media lunch and share openings and updates.The lunch, which was held at Bennelong Point Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 11 June 2018, enabled media to learn about the hotel group’s new developments over the next five years. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group currently manages 31 properties globally, with 17 hotels and 10 residences in the works.Of significant note to Australian travel advisers is Mandarin Oriental, Melbourne, which is set to open in 2023. The Melbourne property will include 196 hotel rooms and 148 residences operating out of a mixed-use tower on Collins Street, in the Melbourne CBD. Ms de Souza said “[We are] delighted to have a presence in this important market.”New destinations that will be added to the Mandarin Oriental portfolio include Santiago in Chile, Canouan, Dubai, and Melbourne.The full list of hotel openings is:AsiaMandarin Oriental, BaliThe Residences at Mandarin Oriental, BangkokMandarin Oriental Qianmen, BeijingMandarin Oriental Wangfujing, BeijingMandarin Oriental, ChengduMandarin Oriental, ManilaMandarin Oriental, MelbourneMandarin Oriental, SaigonMandarin Oriental, ShenzhenEurope, Middle East & AfricaThe Residences by Mandarin Oriental, BarcelonaMandarin Oriental, DohaMandarin Oriental, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed RoadMandarin Oriental Jumeira, DubaiMandarin Oriental Bosphorus, IstanbulMandarin Oriental Mayfair, LondonThe Residences at Mandarin Oriental, MunichMandarin Oriental, MuscatThe AmericasMandarin Oriental, Boca RatonMandarin Oriental, HonoluluMandarin Oriental, Viña del MarMs de Souza also touched on the brand’s European flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, which is currently closed due to a fire that broke out earlier this year, thus the reopening after the refurbishment of its rooms, suites and public areas was delayed. A reopening date will be announced later in the year.Ms de Souza also confirmed the closing of the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas due to the sale of the building, however they will be looking for opportunities to re-enter the market.Sally de Souza, Director of Corporate PR and Media Content for Mandarin Oriental at the Sydney media lunchlast_img
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and asserted that the MLAs were with her."As General Secretary I can tell that the AIADMK government will certainly continue for the next four and a half years and serve people" she said Sasikala was addressing the media outside the Poes Garden residence where she continues to live after the demise of J Jayalalithaa As the seventh day of this joust between Sasikala and Panneerselvam begins the support for Panneerselvam is growing but Sasikala is not out of the game yet Not by a long shot The power struggle in Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK continued with more MPs joining Panneerselvam even as Sasikala said that legislators with her were being threatened but asserted that those who think she will get scared being a woman were wrong File image of VK Sasikala Twitter @AIADMKOfficial 1 Sasikala indicated that she had the support of 129 legislators "You 129 MLAs are like an ocean None can contain you by building a check dam No efforts will destabilise this government" There were rumours that the MLAs were forcefully holed up in the Golden Bay resort in Mahabalipuram Six Lok Sabha members on Sunday extended support to Panneerselvam who is locked in a bitter battle with Sasikala taking the total number in Pannerselvam's camp to 10 and weakening the unified clout the AIADMK enjoyed in the lower house as the third largest group R Parthipan (Theni) S Rajendran (Villupuram) V Elumalai (Arani) RP Marutharajaa (Perambalur) B Senguttuvan (Vellore) and Jeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin) visited Panneerselvam at his residence in Chennai "Since MPs are not in captivity unlike the state legislators supporting Sasikala they are openly expressing their support to Panneerselvam" said a party official "We expect six more MLAs to join us" an AIADMK leader told IANS on the condition of anonymity On Sunday R Lakshmanan became the second Rajya Sabha member of the AIADMK to join the Panneerselvam camp It was Rajya Sabha's V Maintreyan who was the first to throw his lot with Panneerselvam after he revolted against Sasikala when she was set to become the chief minister following her election as the legislature party leader of the AIADMK in the Tamil Nadu assembly The AIADMK has 37 members in the Lok Sabha Until recently all of them were with Sasikala a long-time confidante of the late Jayalalithaa On Saturday four Lok Sabha members — V Sathyabama (Tirupur) K Ashok Kumar (Krishnagiri) PR Sundaram (Namakkal) and R Vanaroja (Thiruvannamalai) — joined the Panneerselvam camp The number of MPs supporting Panneerselvam is more than the number of state legislators (six excluding Panneerselvam) backing him 2 Struggling to keep her flock of MLAs together after desertion by 10 MPs to rival Panneerselvam camp Sasikala trashed allegation they have been held "hostage" at the resort Sasikala who is locked in a fierce battle of attrition with Panneerselvam said the MLAs were staying at the resort near here of their own accord and that they were "free" Panneerselvam however claimed the MLAs were held there against their will and "tortured" and sought their "release" Addressing reporters at the resort Sasikala alleged the MLAs have been receiving threats that their children will be abducted but undeterred they have chosen to stay there and asked their relatives to take care of them "It shows their dedication to this movement I was moved. “By whatever name they are called, these acts are criminal violence in themselves even, “As a peaceful Movement, warning that any attempt to derail Nigeria’s democracy would be resisted. Americas allies around the world rushed to sign up for Chinas Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) over Washingtons vocal objections. and told TIME he had another phone call he needed to take when asked if he would cut down on his cable news appearances. only for her to call the police.
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