Canadian insolvencies increased 52 per cent in November from prior year report

first_imgOTTAWA — Rising interest rates appear to be taking a toll on Canadians’ finances as the total number of insolvencies filed under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act increased by 5.2 per cent in November from the prior year.The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcies says the number of consumer insolvencies rose by 5.1 per cent, while business insolvencies increased by 8.9 per cent.The Bank of Canada raised its key lending rate five times since the middle of 2017.The number of insolvencies decreased by 2.5 per cent in November from October with bankruptcies falling by 8.2 per cent and proposals increasing by 2.1 per cent.For the 12-month period ending Nov. 30, the number of bankruptcies and proposals grew by two per cent with consumer bankruptcies falling by five per cent and proposals increasing by 8.4 per cent. Consumer insolvency filings accounted for 97.2 per cent of total insolvency filings.Business insolvencies decreased by 0.6 per cent, with the mining, oil and gas extraction and manufacturing sectors falling the most while construction and retail insolvencies sustained the greatest increases.The number of insolvencies rose in all provinces except Nova Scotia in November compared with the same period a year earlier. Newfoundland and Labrador’s filings rose 11 per cent, followed by Alberta at 8.3 per cent. Quebec and Ontario grew by less than one per cent.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Colorado Court of Appeals says no employment protection for people who use

DENVER – Medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but employers in the state can lawfully fire workers who test positive for the drug, even if it was used off duty, according to a court ruling Thursday.The Colorado Court of Appeals found there is no employment protection for medical marijuana users in the state since the drug remains barred by the federal government.“For an activity to be lawful in Colorado, it must be permitted by, and not contrary to, both state and federal law,” the appeals court stated in its 2-1 conclusion.The ruling concurs with court decisions in similar cases elsewhere and comes as businesses attempt to regulate pot use among employees in states where the drug is legal. Colorado and Washington state law both provide for recreational marijuana use. Several other states have legalized medical use.The patchwork of laws across the nation and state-federal conflict has left the issue unclear. Based on this ruling, employees who use pot in Colorado do so at their own risk. In Arizona, however, workers cannot be terminated for lawfully using medical marijuana, unless it would jeopardize an employer’s federal licensing or contracts.The Colorado case involves Brandon Coats, 33, a telephone operator for Englewood, Colo.-based Dish Network LLC. Coats was paralyzed in a car crash as a teenager and has been a medical marijuana patient in the state since 2009.He was fired in 2010 for failing a company drug test, though his employer didn’t claim he was ever impaired on the job.Coats sued to get his job back, but a trial court dismissed his claim in 2011. The judge agreed with Dish Network that medical marijuana use isn’t a “lawful activity” covered by a state law intended to protect cigarette smokers from being fired for legal behaviour off the clock. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, more than half of all states have such laws.Dish Network did not return a call seeking comment.Coats’ attorney, Michael Evans, plans to appeal and issued a statement saying the ruling has wide implications.“This case not only impacts Mr. Coats, but also some 127,816 medical marijuana patient-employees in Colorado who could be summarily terminated even if they are in legal compliance with Colorado state law,” Evans noted.Judge John Webb dissented in the split decision, saying he couldn’t find a case addressing whether Colorado judges should consider federal law in determining the meaning of a Colorado statute.Marijuana supporters say the courts are discriminating against them because Colorado’s Lawful Off-Duty Activities law, the provision protecting cigarette smokers, prevents workers from being fired for legal behaviour off the clock.The court said lawmakers could act to change the law to protect people who use marijuana, but there have been no plans to do that at the state capitol.Coats told reporters Thursday afternoon that he obtained a prescription for medical marijuana to deal with debilitating muscle spasms that would otherwise prevent him from working. He has been looking for a job ever since being dismissed by Dish.“I’m not going to get better anytime soon,” said Coats. “I need the marijuana, and I don’t want to go the rest of my life without holding a job.”The Washington state Supreme Court also has found that workers can be fired for using marijuana, even if authorized by the state’s medical marijuana law.Last year, a federal appeals court ruled against a cancer survivor in Battle Creek, Mich., who was fired from his job with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. after failing a drug test for marijuana. Joseph Casias had a medical marijuana card and said he used pot to alleviate symptoms of an inoperable brain tumour.According to the Marijuana Policy Project, the California Supreme Court also has ruled that people could be fired for testing positive for marijuana. The Legislature passed a bill to change that in 2008, but it was vetoed.___Associated Press writers Colleen Slevin, Peter Banda, Nicholas Riccardi and Eugene Johnson contributed to this report. by Steven K. Paulson, The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2013 11:33 am MDT Colorado Court of Appeals says no employment protection for people who use marijuana AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Whats open and closed for the Victoria Day holiday weekend

Brock University’s administrative offices will be closed for the Victoria Day holiday weekend from Saturday, May 19 to Monday, May 21, reopening Tuesday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m.However, some key areas at the University’s St. Catharines campus will remain open.Campus SecurityOfficers are available 24-7 by phoning x3200, via emergency phones on campus, by emailing security@brocku.ca or through the Brock Mobile App.Campus StoreThe Campus Store closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and will remain closed until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, when it resumes spring/summer hours.Food establishments The Guernsey Market closes at 3 p.m. on Friday and will remain closed until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, when it resumes spring/summer hours.Hungry Badger closes at 5 p.m. on Friday. It will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Lowenberger Residence Dining Hall and DeCew Residence Dining Hall are closed for the spring/summer.Subway in Union Station will close at 3 p.m. on Friday and will remain closed until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, when it resumes spring/summer hours. Tim Hortons in Thistle will close at 5 p.m. on Friday and remain closed until 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, when it resumes spring/summer hours. Tim Hortons in Schmon Tower is closed for the spring/summer. James A. Gibson LibraryThe James A. Gibson Library closes at 8 p.m. on Friday and will remain closed until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, when it resumes spring/summer hours. Parking ServicesParking Services closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and will remain closed until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, when it resumes normal hours of operation.Free parking is available in Zone 1 and 2, however, parking is prohibited in both zones from 2 to 5 a.m.Rodman Hall Art CentreRodman Hall Art Centre closes at 5 p.m. on Friday. It will be open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It will be closed Monday. Normal hours of operation resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.Student Health ServicesStudent Health Services will be closed Friday to Monday. It will resume spring hours at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.Walker Sports Complex/The ZoneThe Walker Sports Complex closes at 9 p.m. on Friday. It will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Complex will be closed Monday. Spring hours will resume 7 a.m. on Tuesday.Have something to add to this notice? Email campusnews@brocku.ca read more

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Charles Barkley Weighs In On Colin Kaepernicks Ongoing Free

Charles Barkley Weighs In On Colin Kaepernicks Ongoing Free

Charles Barkley supports Colin Kaepernick’s stance but says there are repercussions. (Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic/Gary Melendez for ESPN/The Source)Charles Barkley is usually one to go against the grain of resistance, but when it comes to Colin Kaepernick’s continued free agency, he’s singing a different tune.“The dude is getting blackballed because he’s messing with [NFL owner’s] money,” Barkley said at the National Association of Black Journalists conference Thursday, Aug. 10, according to Marc J. Spears of “The Undefeated.”Kaepernick drew criticism last season when he sat down and later took a knee during the national anthem to protest Black oppression and, at the time, Barkley wanted more to be done.“Everybody’s engaged already,” Barkley told the Bleacher Report in October. Everybody’s talking about it and know about it. I’m just a bit more big on action. Once you get off your knee, like, ‘OK, what are you doing?’ Because football season is going to be over soon. And the question is: How long do you do it? When is it over?’”Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the San Fransico 49ers in March, reportedly has decided he won’t protest this season, but he has yet to be signed to a new team. The quarterback has been keeping busy giving to charity and discovering his roots in recent months and hasn’t commented publicly on his circumstance.Barkley, however, has weighed in regularly on the matter.“I think what Colin has done has been awesome,” Barkley said during a call-in interview on “The Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday, Aug. 9. “I think his cause is terrific, but there are ramifications and he’s paying for those. For every action, there’s a reaction. You look at the greatest athlete of all time, Muhammad Ali. When he didn’t go in the draft, there were ramifications. He didn’t get to fight for three years. So, as noble as what Colin is doing — and it’s very noble — but there are consequences. … It’s very unfortunate, but when you take a stance on certain things, there is a price to pay. It’s that simple.” read more

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Youth facing robbery underarms charge remanded

Calvin Belgrave, 24, was on Monday remanded to prison by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman on a robbery underarms charge which he is accused of committing on November 2.The defendant, when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him.The charge alleged that on November 2, 2018 at Brickdam and Cornhill Street, Georgetown while being in the company of others and being armed with an offensive weapon-a knife- he robbed Delon Anderson of a Samsung cellphone valued $45,000 along with $2000.According to facts presented, on the day in question the Virtual Complainant (VC) was standing on the road where he was approached by the defendant who asked him for $100, however in response the VC told the accused that he had no money.The defendant allegedly became annoyed and took out a knife from his pocket and pointed same at Anderson while removing his valuables. He was later identified by the VC where he was arrested and charged.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris made objections to bail citing the seriousness of charge.Magistrate Lachman upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Belgrave to prison.The matter will continue on November 19, 2018. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLaing Avenue teenager remanded for armed robberySeptember 16, 2014In “Crime”Alleged gang of four remanded for multiple robbery chargesNovember 20, 2017In “Court”Mason remanded on armed robbery chargeApril 9, 2019In “Court” read more

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Acute Water Shortage Ends For MBolbuk Villagers

Acute Water Shortage Ends For MBolbuk Villagers

first_imgBy: Kebba AF TourayDecades of trials and tribulations in getting portable water for the Niani District village of M’Bolbuk, has finally come to an end, thanks to the intervention of Green Concepts Construct and Services Company.The D475,000 borehole sunk by the Company for the villagers, has addressed this acute water shortage that has affected the village for decades.M’Bolbuk, a hamlet located approximately 350 kilometers in the Northern part of the Central River Region (CRR), is a farming community. Like other remote villages in provincial Gambia, M’Bolbuk was constrained with challenges and key among these was lack of portable water.Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the Alkalo of M’Bolbuk Yorro Kandeh, expressed profound gratitude to the Proprietor of Green Concepts Dozie Okezie and his staff, for the humanitarian gesture that has put to rest the acute water problem of the village.“Lack of water has driven away people from M’Bolbuk, to relocate to other villages. It has made hell for lots of villagers many of who have relocated to other places. We will assure Green Concepts that the borehole will be effectively and judicious utilized to meet its targeted purpose, and as well ensure its sustainability,” he said.Maimuna Barry, Lady Councilor of Niani District, said the women are constraint with many challenges and key among them was lack of water. She hailed the Company for the gesture and implored on them to extend the gesture to other satellite villages, with a view to making life easy for them.Momodou Sainey Badgie informed the villagers that the gesture was born out of the realization that the village has for long been affected by lack of water supply, and assured that the benevolence will go a long way in addressing the water shortage. Badgie appealed to villagers to make the best use of the borehole, and ensure its sustainability.Pierre Bah, the Chief of Niani District, expressed similar remarks and said the gesture will complement his objective of addressing the problem of water shortage that has affected the entire district.The Proprietor of Green Concepts Dozie Okezie, said the provision of the borehole is his contribution to the needs of the people, and assured that the gesture will be extended to other needy villages.last_img read more

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PDA LeewardLong Bay Candidate say glory days gone promises to restore

PDA LeewardLong Bay Candidate say glory days gone promises to restore

first_imgShe said the country has regressed under the current government and during this national Youth Week, the PDA standard bearer for Electoral District #5 said, “Our youth deserve better, our youth deserve real opportunities, our youth deserve the opportunity to be managers and executives, our youth deserve the opportunities to be employers and not just employees.  We all as Turks and Caicos Islanders deserve and by now, 40 years later should have been managers and owners of hotels and not simply down the line employees.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Johnson said it was 40 years ago that the country held its first political rallies to see indigenous ministerial government established.  Calsada Johnson promised that a PDA government would get better wages, would get contractors working again, would draw investors and would reverse the trend where local people are being disenfranchised.Some of the instances from a long list of so called injustices include,  “TCI Government was once a shareholder of Provo Water Company, Not anymore!  Elite Gaming once had local shareholders. Not anymore!   Digicel had a local general manager. Not anymore!”   Johnson concluded with an empathetic word to Civil Servants, saying they have been badly treated… and assuring that the PDAs commitment is to restore all that has been taken away from them. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 28, 2016 – Strangers and outcasts and it ain’t fun no more; this is a summary of some statements made when the Leeward and Long Bay candidate for the Progressive Democratic Alliance, Calsada Johnson held a rally at the former Fun World last Friday night.  Related Items:calsada johnson, country has regressed under current government says calsada johnsonlast_img read more

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Grand Bahama 15 year old girl missing

Grand Bahama 15 year old girl missing

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas – November 27, 2017 – A 15 year old Grand Bahama girl is missing and Police on the island are asking for public help in finding her.  Ashleigh Alana Swann was last seen last week Thursday, leaving her home on Bruce Avenue; she was walking and wearing her Jack Hayward High school uniform.‘Ash’ or ‘Lana Jay’ as she is affectionately called is 4’ 10”, a brown skinned girl, hair was in a ponytail and she is of slim build.Anyone with information on this child, please contact Police immediately. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Queiroz says Iran is not favorite against China

Queiroz says Iran is not favorite against China

first_imgThe Iran coach Carlos Queiroz wants to take some pressure away from his footballers as they take China in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Iran and China will face off in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals on Thursday.And for the Persians’ head coach Carlos Queiroz, his team is not favorite in this fixture.“We are not favorites as I feel there are never favorites in a game like this,” he told Fox Sports Asia.“We are proud to be here for a game which is the most important game of our lives because it is the next game, and that is always the most crucial for both players and coaches.”“The game versus China is a new game, a new adventure, and one in which we can try to do our absolute best,” he explained.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“However, what is key is to remember all the lessons we have learned – both when we have won and when we have lost – and put them to good use,” said the Portuguese coach.”Even as a favorite, Iran has not had it easy.The team trashed Yemen 5-0, then defeated Vietnam 2-0 only to draw goalless against Iraq.On the Round of 16, they beat Oman 2-0.“This is just like a cup final as they are games which do not have a history, they do not have a past,” Queiroz highlighted.“You cannot lose a game because of history or statistics. This type of cup final match is very different to those we faced in the group stage and I believe the experience my players have will count for something in the game.”last_img read more

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Fircroft appoints Williams

Fircroft appoints Williams

first_imgTechnical engineering recruitment organisation Fircroft has appointed Leonie Williams as its board director for human resources.In this newly created role, Williams will support the organisation’s vision of providing best-in-class workforce solutions to the global technology engineering industries. She will also focus on delivering a common goal and organisation mission through a robust HR function.Williams has experience of leading and managing geographically diverse and multicultural businesses across the automotive, manufacturing, consumer, aviation and supply chain sectors.Previously, Williams has worked as HR director, group cabin services at Thomas Cook Airlines, group talent and management development manager at Volkswagen AG, head of HR operations and employee relations at Bentley Motors, regional HR manager at Wincanton and personnel manager at Asda.last_img read more

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Elderly woman drives into Mount Sinai Hospital

Elderly woman drives into Mount Sinai Hospital

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A truck crashed into a Miami Beach hospital, Friday.Miami Beach Police responded to the scene of the accident where an elderly woman accelerated a truck in to Mount Sinai Hospital.No one was injured in this collision. Police working a #traffic crash @ Mt. Sinai. No injuries, elderly female accidentally accelerated. pic.twitter.com/SdDfijU9ZC— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) May 28, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Publishers Debate Pricing Marketing Models For Apps

first_imgSimplifying (and clarifying) the purchasing process—regardless of newsstand–and finding new ways to effectively market among the crush of new apps being launched is critical for publishers to succeed, according to speakers at MPA’s Digital E-Reading conference today. In a session called “Choosing the Right App Model for Your Band,” NYMag.com, Macworld, Consumer Reports and The Knot shared lessons from early attempts at creating paid apps. The typical approach across the industry right now is offering a paid iPad app for the magazine while developing free ancillary apps for that brand across multiple devices. Primary apps for Macworld include AppGems, which plucks appropriate magazine and Web content that works in a smartphone format. Macwold initially charged $2 for the app, which features content in small forms for phone, which allowed freedom to experiment with advertising. Macworld Daily Reader is an iPad app that bridges the gap between Web site and monthly magazine. Editors curate XML feeds for daily updates. “This is more like the magazine, in that it gets away from the ‘firehouse approach’ of the Web where we have 30 new stories each day and it uses the same typefaces and a similar layout as print,” said Jason Snell, editorial director of Mac Publishing. “The target is someone who wants more than the monthly magazine but not the fire hose of the web.” Consumer Reports offers a smartphone app called Mobile Shopper that lets users scan products in-store, offer prices online and in vicinity. In keeping with CR’s reliance on paid content, they set a high price point of $9.99. However, “We’ve been hearing from users that this isn’t going to work for something that they hold in their hand,” said Jerry Steinbrink, vice president of publishing at Consumers Union. “Dropping to $4.99 has been moderately successful.” However, the price change requires a specific marketing approach. “If we tell them in the App Store that Mobile Shopper is available for a couple days at half price, we get good response. If we just cut the price, there is no change in sales.” Steinbrink said that most CR subscribers are in their mid-60s, and want an iPad experience that is similar to the magazine, which offers a free sample for download and an upsell for the regular issue. He added that CR plans to launch data-driven app products for the enthusiast market in the near future. The Knot has been early to apps, launching its first in 2009. Its approach has centered on very community-oriented apps, allowing brides to talk among themselves. Similar apps such as PregnancyBuzz followed a similar approach, but require more management than typical apps, according to director of mobile and social media marketing Kate Ward. “It can be a difficult launch with the real-time aspect and we had to set up moderation for each app to make sure quality is up to standard,” she added. Marketing Apps: The Apple Dilemma Generating buzz around apps can be difficult with the flood of new apps being launched and the limitations Apple puts on publishers. Snell said that the Macworld Daily Rader originally was pitched as a subscription product but was rejected when Apple changed its subscription policy without informing the publisher. “Now we’re having to back into subscription pricing,” he said. However, offering an app for free does have some advantages in visibility and introducing people to the product. “Being free can be a good thing because it gets you on the app charts,” Snell said. “You can let 300,000 people try it, and then maybe they’ll buy it.” Consumer Reports does e-mail blasts and advertises its apps in its publication, while NYMag.com doe its own app-specific updates and notifications. Snell said MacWorld is considering Apple’s push technology notification. When it comes to publishers just getting started with apps, Snell acknowledged his bias but said that the iPhone is a good launching pad. “The iPhone is good for getting your feet wet. You’re talking about one development firm, one screen-to-aspect ration.”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Charlotte J Johnson Atamian 82

OBITUARY Charlotte J Johnson Atamian 82

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian, age 82, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on September 7, 2018.Charlotte was the beloved wife of Harry N. Atamian, devoted mother of Gary Atamian & his wife Cathy of Derry, NH, Sharon Atamian of Salem, NH and Charles Atamian of Derry, NH, cherished daughter of the late Louis C. and Dorothy “Phyllis” (Casterton) Johnson, dear sister of William E. “Ted” Johnson & his wife Margaret of N. Kingstown, RI, loving aunt of Pamela M. Shea, Walter “Richard” Johnson and Deborah L. Miller.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, September 11th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, on Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington on Friday, September 14th at 11:00 a.m.Memorial donations in Charlotte’s name may be made to the Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill St., North Reading, MA 01864.Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Kelly A. (Hersom) Michaud, 53In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Suseenthiran massively trolled for requesting Ajith to enter politics funny memes

first_imgYov..Yov….Yoovvv Callsheet vennum na keluya athuku Ethuku Suthi valachi pesura #Ajith To #Suseenthiran ? pic.twitter.com/K1QG36faS3— SURESH EAV – RAJINIFIED (@SureshEav) March 16, 2019 Ajith Be Like ? pic.twitter.com/tm3Ce2Id7f— Tonystark™ (@TonyStark_1997) March 16, 2019 pic.twitter.com/qyoMkobA99— Rx (@Rx_I00) March 16, 2019center_img A collage of Suseenthiran and Ajith.PR HandoutSuseenthiran has been massively trolled over his tweet, requesting Ajith Kumar to enter politics. The filmmaker had urged the actor to bring about change in Dravidian politics.In the Tweet written in Tamil, Suseenthiran said that only Ajith can bring change in the 40 years of Dravidian politics. He posted, “I request you to foray into the politics for the people of Tamil Nadu and it is the right moment to join it. I am one among the crores who want you to join the politics,”While the fans of Ajith welcomed his post, large number of people mocked at his comment despite the actor clearly stating that he is not interested in politics.Ajith has stayed away from politics and maintained safe distance from politicians who use his popularity for their political mileage. A few years ago, he disbanded his fans club after he discovered their involvement in politics using his name.However, after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalithaa passed away, rumours were doing rounds that the actor, who shared close relationship with her, would be taking her position in the AIADMK as per her will. A screen shot of Suseenthiran’s Tweet.PR HandoutIn spite knowing his stand, Suseenthiran went on request Ajith to enter politics. Many have trolled him stating that he was trying to impress the actor to work with him. Many have posted funny memes.Check out some of the select-few tweets and memes below:Appo nethu sonnathu namma @rajinikanth a illaya ?? Vada pocheee pic.twitter.com/RL7gjGHyGx— Sreejith Angamuthu (@Sreejithmuthu) March 16, 2019last_img read more

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2 siblings die from food poisoning in Gazipur

2 siblings die from food poisoning in Gazipur

first_imgTwo siblings died reportedly from food poisoning and their mother fell sick after having lunch at South Salna in Gazipur city Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Shakil and his brother Humayun, sons of Rafikul Islam of Afaina village in Mymensingh.Police and hospital sources said Shakil, Humayun and their mother fell sick one after another immediately after having lunch.They were taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Shakil dead on arrival.Later, Humayun and their mother were being moved to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital as their condition deteriorated. Of them, Humayun died on the way.Dr Rashedul Islam, a physician at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital, said both the boys might have died due to food poisoning.last_img read more

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The Gulf Of Mexicos Dead Zone Would Take 30 Years To Reverse

The Gulf Of Mexicos Dead Zone Would Take 30 Years To Reverse

first_imgGABRIEL C. PÉREZ / KUTA view of a fishing pier in Port Aransas.An oxygen-deprived “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico would take decades to reverse, according to a study from the University of Waterloo in Canada.The so-called dead zones form when water doesn’t have enough oxygen for fish and other marine life to survive, which researchers attribute to agricultural runoff along the Mississippi River – namely industrial fertilizers – that makes its way into the Gulf.Released last month, the study says, even if farmers were to completely stop the flow of runoff right now, it would take at least 30 years to dissipate.After the runoff makes its way into oceans, it causes overgrowths of algae. When the algae dies and decomposes, oxygen in the water gets absorbed along with it, forming so-called hypoxic zones, says Kim Van Meter, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo and co-author of the study.“Fish can’t live there, and you can just end up with a massive die-off of the ecosystem,” Van Meter says.The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest one ever recorded in the U.S. At nearly 9,000 square miles, it’s roughly the size of New Jersey. But, even though it shrinks in the winter months, researchers say it still seems to be coming back stronger every summer – which causes a lot of problems.  Despite that winter reprieve, the Gulf’s dead zone still causes irreversible damage to ecosystems, and there’s also a more lasting economic concern, Van Meter says.“Many communities around the Gulf Coast are dependent on both commercial and recreational fishing,” she says. “When you have these large dead zones, you’re really disrupting that industry.”Van Meter and her colleagues conducted the determine just how long it would take to fix the damage already done, finding it would still take at least 30 years to recover – even if 100 percent of fertilizer chemicals stopped flowing into the Gulf right now.But researchers say there is plenty the agriculture industry can do to significantly reduce the amount of chemical runoff. For one, farmers could start applying fertilizers more carefully or plant certain trees and shrubs to absorb chemicals before they get into waterways.Both authors say that, even if it does take decades to see results, it shouldn’t discourage attempts to fix the problem.“Like, when you go on a diet, if you’re doing all the right things and it’s staying the same, that’s very disheartening,” Van Meter says. “But if you understand it’s a long term proposition, I think it makes it a little easier to stay with the program.”Last year, a federal task force set a goal of shrinking the Gulf’s dead zone to fewer than 2,000 square miles by 2035, but unless major changes are made quickly, it isn’t likely that goal will be met.Read the study: Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgStay on target Its time at number one at the box office may have ended a month ago, but Avengers: Infinity War is still making ridiculous amounts of money. While new movies may earn more in a given weekend, Infinity War is still incredibly popular. People keep going to see this movie, handing Marvel more of their money. How much more? As of Tuesday, the film has made over $2 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.That’s a ton of money, and all they had to do to make it was put every one of their superheroes on the same screen. And then, you know, kill them. Infinity War isn’t the only film to break $2 billion, but it’s still a very exclusive club. As The Wrap points out, Marvel’s massive movie is the first summer release to ever make the milestone. The only other movies to reach that number are Titanic, Avatar, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Those all came out in December. That makes Infinity War’s accomplishment even more impressive. Especially when you realize it came out at the end of April, a time when a large portion of its target audience still had a month and a half left of school. Even as summer begins for real with some big movies on the horizon, none of them are likely to come even close to Infinity War.Though none of them are likely to top $2 billion, Marvel has plenty of other projects coming up that are pretty exciting. We’re only a week and a half away from Season Two of Luke Cage, which means it’s time for one last trailer. The cool thing the series has done with its trailers for Season Two is focused each one around a single character. The first teaser showed us Luke Cage doing his Hero for Hire thing. The second introduced us to Bushmaster, the villain of the season. Now, it’s Mariah Dillard’s turn in the spotlight.This season is looking really good. We’ll have to wait until it actually drops to see if it fixes the pacing issues from season one. Hopefully, it won’t kill off the most interesting bad guy about halfway through. That feels less likely here, though. I’m really loving Mariah as a full unapologetic villain here. She’s as charming as she is ruthless, and like every good villain, you almost want to see her succeed. She makes a good point. Her words are seductive, and it’s easy to see how she amassed so much power. Bushmaster still looks like a fun, terrifying villain. It’s really interesting how he appears to be pushing Luke and Mariah together. She may be a criminal, but Luke’s a hero to everyone. He’s not going to be able to stand by and let a new threat from out of town murder her. If handled right, that could be a real meaty conflict for the season to explore.We’ll find out how well Marvel pulls it off when Luke Cage returns to Netflix on June 22.Finally, we all new Marvel Studios would have something planned for its 10th anniversary. We probably haven’t seen the full extent of it yet, but a few interesting things popped up on Marvel’s website. The first is a timeline of all ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not when the movies took place. That timeline has been fudged and tweaked so much I’m not even sure Marvel can definitively tell you what things happened when. No, this is a timeline of when the movies came out. The design is cool, and it’s also a striking reminder of how big this whole strange project has become. And of where it started: 2008’s relatively modest (by today’s standards) Iron Man. The timeline is also super helpful if you’re planning an MCU marathon any time soon. Particularly once you get towards the middle. Some of those Phase Two movies can start to blend together.That’s not the only cool MCU thing Marvel posted to their site. They also created special 10th-anniversary posters for each character whose had a movie. Sadly, that means Captain Marvel does not get a poster. Her movie comes out after the anniversary. Everyone else does, and man do they look cool. Each one features the character striking some kind of pose next to the slogan, “More than a X,” in reference to how the character is perceived by society at large in their movies. Check some of our favorites out.View as: One Page Slides1/101. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Hey at least Hawkeye gets to be on a poster this year. After he was completely left out of Infinity War, we had to wonder if Marvel completely forgot about him. I think Ant-Man is my favorite, though. The way the poster plays with his shifting sizes is a cool effect. It’s like an Animorphs book cover. Except Ant-Man never committed any war crimes. Unfortunately, the poster offers no explanation about where he and The Wasp were while half the universe was getting obliterated. Hopefully we’ll find out soon. Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out July 6.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News last_img read more

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Filmmakers are lazy to cast me in different roles

Filmmakers are lazy to cast me in different roles

first_imgNational Award-winning Bollywood actor Tabu, known for portraying intense characters, says filmmakers have become too lazy to cast her in different roles.The actor has delivered some critically acclaimed performances in films like Maachis, Astitva, Chandni Bar, Maqbool and Haider among others. She has also acted in comic films like Saajan Chale Sasural, Chachi 420,  Hera Pheri, Biwi No 1 and others.Tabu said filmmakers find it easy to cast her for an intense role as they think it works for them. They lacks ‘vision’ to offer her different kind roles. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“I think people do whatever is convenient to them because it suits them to cast me in serious and intense roles as it works. So, they take the easy way out in giving those roles,” Tabu told a media person. “They don’t have the vision to present me in a different role. I think they have become lazy in presenting me in a different manner,” she said.The Cheeni Kum actor, however, said she doesn’t like to be known as someone doing just “serious cinema”. But at the same time she is happy with the way her career has shaped up so far. The 43-year-old actor feels that 40s is an exciting time as a lot of things are happening for her. Also Read – Martin Freeman confirms ‘Black Panther’ returnOn being quizzed which is the ‘best phase’ of her career, the 40s or the initial years, Tabu said, “It is a busy time, a lot more is happening now. I think this is a good phase. I have gone through so many experiences and a range of work in 40s is a good place to be in.Tabu will be seen next in Nishikant Kamat’s Drishiyam alongside lead actors Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Rajat Kapoor. The film, slated to release on July 31, is a murder mystery set in Goa and is a remake of a successful Malayalam film of the same name.last_img read more

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How to configure Safari in iOS A userfriendly and privacy focused guide

How to configure Safari in iOS A userfriendly and privacy focused guide

first_imgHow to configure Safari in iOS – A user-friendly and privacy focused guide by Ashwin on June 27, 2019 in Apple, Tutorials – 2 commentsMost iPhone and iPad users don’t often pay attention to how their default browser works, unless they run into an issue. We have written a user-friendly and privacy focused guide, to teach you how to configure Safari in iOS.This is more like a cheat sheet, we didn’t want to bore you with technical jargon. So, we kept it pretty simple and straightforward.How to configure Safari in iOSYou can’t manage Safari’s settings from, well, Safari. iOS is a little bit weird when it comes to that; instead, you need to go to the Settings app to configure the browser. You can find Safari on the side-bar to your left.There are a slew of options that you can modify here. We will mention the most important ones which you may want to tweak.Siri and Search – Do you use Siri? If your answer is no, disable everything under this option.  This is a personal choice. If you use Siri, you can choose whether it should display suggestions, learn from how you use Safari, and whether it should display information/suggestions in search results.Default search engine – No prizes for guessing what’s default here, Google of course. You do however have 3 other options to choose from Yahoo, Bing and the privacy-centric DuckDuckGo.Search suggestions –  You may know this as auto-complete from desktop browsers. It can help you save a few seconds, which would have otherwise been wasted typing the rest of the search phrase. This can get finicky though, as you may get suggestions which may not be entirely relevant to what you are looking for.Safari suggestions – This option is kind of similar to search suggestions, and pulls up information from sources like Wikipedia. The information is displayed inside the address bar, and maybe useful at times. It is powered by Siri, in case you were wondering.Quick Website Search – Want to see a Wikipedia page of a particular topic, but too lazy to type it? Try typing something like “Wiki iOS”, and it should load the relevant page.Pre-load Top Hit – This is like a lottery, and depends on what you’re searching for. It loads the most popular result for the term you searched for. I recommend disabling it, simply because it can be inaccurate and because it needs to connect to the site in question.AutoFill – You can use Safari to automatically fill in your name, credit card info, to quickly checkout on websites.Frequently visited sites – As the name so obviously suggests, this feature lists your most often accessed websites. It can be useful, if you like to visit the same sites everyday. For e.g. news, weather, sports, etc.You can manage your favorites (bookmarked websites) separately, and also the behaviour of tabs. These are pretty basic options that are self-explanatory.Important Safari Settings in iOS that we recommend, and whyApple Safari is quite good in iOS and has some very useful options to keep you safe on the internet.Block Pop-ups – Despite the fact that iOS is generally considered safe(er) from malware, you don’t want websites popping-up windows to annoy you, or distract you. Leave this option on, and you won’t notice a single pop-up, it’s pretty good.Fraudulent Website Warning – This is a crucial feature and is one of the many pre-enabled options in Safari. It helps in preventing known scam/fraud sites from loading in the browser, and thus stops phishing attacks dead in their tracks.Prevent Cross-Site Tracking – This option will prevent websites, you know the pesky ones, from tracking your browsing history on other websites. This is perhaps the most important of all the features.Downloads – If you have a ton of space in your iCloud account, you can let your downloads be saved in the cloud drive, else you may want to save them locally on your iPhone or iPad’s storage.Content Blockers – These are your ad blockers, and yes iOS does have a few. I personally use AdGuard, because I use YouTube, Reddit, Facebook, etc from the browser directly instead of their respective apps, and don’t need to see or hear the ads/video ads.Camera, Microphone, Location – These are personal choices, and can be set to Deny or Allow for all websites, or set to ask you every time. Ask yourself, do I really want the website to use my camera, hear what I’m saying or know where I’m? If you want to be in control, select Ask Every time.Request Desktop Website (enable for iPads) – This isn’t security related, but to enhance your user experience. On iOS 1,3 err, I mean iPadOS, this option is enabled for iPads, because the screen is large and scales down the desktop theme of almost every website to fit the display perfectly. On iPhones, it isn’t recommended to enable the option, because the display isn’t big enough.Finally, there is the Advanced section, where there are a few options, which we think may be of use to developers, especially the Experimental ones. The rest of the options here, aren’t really meant to be fiddled with by normal users.SummaryArticle NameHow to configure Safari in iOSDescriptionHow to configure Safari in iOS. A very simple guide which explains the most important options available in Apple’s browser.Author AshwinPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Highspeed Internet coming to Air Canada Rouge

Highspeed Internet coming to Air Canada Rouge

first_img Posted by MONTREAL — Air Canada Rouge is adding high-speed satellite Internet service aboard its A319 aircraft.Roll out of the new Gogo 2KU Internet service on all 20 Air Canada Rouge narrow-body A319s will be completed this month. To coincide with the launch, on these aircraft Air Canada Rouge is also updating its wireless in-flight entertainment experience to the next generation of gate to gate, on-demand entertainment and information.Air Canada plans to complete installation of satellite Internet service on all Air Canada Rouge A321 and B767-300ER aircraft by the end of 2018. Pricing packages will be available so customers can choose a level of service that suits their needs.Air Canada was the first Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight connectivity, said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Today we are pleased to extend this service on Air Canada Rouge. High-speed Internet is another great on-board entertainment option for our customers and strengthens Air Canada Rouge’s promise to provide a wonderful beginning and ending to any vacation.” High-speed Internet coming to Air Canada Rouge Friday, May 12, 2017 Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada rouge << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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