FAMILY RELIC JUNO AWARD STOLEN FROM WINNIPEG MANS CAR

first_img Facebook Advertisement A Winnipeg man is asking for the public’s help after a precious family relic, a Juno award, was stolen from his van while he was in the process of moving.Travis MacLean, the son of Gary MacLean from the “toilet rock” musical-comedy duo MacLean & MacLean, told CBC’s Up To Speed host Ismaila Alfa, he noticed the award was gone Wednesday morning.“When I came downstairs this morning, I noticed there was a smashed window. Immediately my heart kind of sank and I started assessing everything that got stolen. Amongst the stuff that was stolen was that Juno award,” he explained. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement In 1984, the musical-comedy duo MacLean & MacLean were nominated for the Best Comedy Album Juno. When they lost, they were gifted this mock award. (Travis MacLean/Facebook) Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more


Come home Mother pleads for help finding missing daughter in British Columbia

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsShawnee Morita Inyallie has been missing for almost a month.Inyallie is from Chawathil First Nation about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley.“She is 29, she’s homeless, but she always comes home and that is here on Chawathil,” said her brother Patrick Pete.They organized a search party this past weekend where she is known to walk and hitchhike.“She’s a really friendly girl and she talks to strangers, maybe too much. She’s too trusting I think,” said her aunt, Linda Peters.Not knowing has left her mother, Rena Munro, shaking with worry.“She is still out there somewhere and I have no idea where,” said Munro. “Please, my daughter, wherever you are come home.”Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP in Hope, B.C.lhamelin@aptn.calast_img read more


US judge strikes Federal Reserve rule setting 24cent cap on debitcard transaction

US judge strikes Federal Reserve rule setting 24-cent cap on debit-card transaction fees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Jul 31, 2013 11:46 am MDT WASHINGTON – A federal judge has struck down a rule setting a cap on the fees that banks can charge merchants for handling debit card purchases, saying the Federal Reserve didn’t have the authority to set the limit in 2011.The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon Wednesday handed a victory to a coalition of retail groups. They had sued the Fed over its setting the cap at an average of about 24 cents per debit-card transaction. The previously unregulated “swipe” fee averaged 44 cents. The Fed initially proposed a 12-cent cap, and the retailers had argued that the Fed buckled under pressure from bank lobbyists when it set the cap higher.The Fed now must craft a new rule. The current one will remain in effect in the meantime.A Fed spokesman said there was no immediate comment on the ruling.The cap is the first-ever limit on debit card fees. Before it took effect in October 2011, banks had negotiated such fees with merchants. A big chain like Starbucks would likely get a better rate than a local coffee shop because it handles more customers. The fees were typically based on a percentage of the purchase price.The Fed rule was called for by the 2010 financial overhaul law, which was enacted in response to the 2008 crisis. But Leon said in his ruling that the Fed disregarded Congress’s intent in passing the law by “inappropriately inflating all debit-card transaction fees by billions of dollars and failing to provide merchants with multiple unaffiliated networks for each debit-card transaction.”The retailers’ lawsuit maintained that the cap is an “unreasonable interpretation” that exceeds the authority given to the Fed by the 2010 law. It also asserted that the Fed wrongly interpreted a provision of the law that requires that merchants have a choice of which bank network handles their transactions.The retailers complained that the Fed had deviated from the law’s intent by factoring expenses into the cap that the law didn’t allow. They maintained that the Fed reversed its earlier view that the only costs that should be considered were those involved in the authorization, clearing and settlement of a transaction. Instead, the suit said, the Fed added costs such as losses from fraud that were outside the scope of the law.The Fed in June 2011 formally set the cap for what banks can charge merchants at 21 cents for each debit-card transaction, plus an additional 0.05 per cent of the purchase price to cover the cost of fraud protection.Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the author of the provision of the 2010 law mandating a cap on swipe fees, called Leon’s ruling a “victory for consumers and small business around the country (that) will lead to lower interchange rates for billions of debit-card transactions each year.”Durbin, who is the assistant majority leader in the Senate, had filed a legal brief supporting the retail groups’ suit in the case.Banks had lobbied hard against the cap, saying the lower fees wouldn’t cover the cost of handling transactions, maintaining their networks and preventing fraud. Attempts by some big banks to compensate by charging consumers monthly fees for using debit cards sparked a nationwide furor in late 2011, leading the banks to drop their plans.The Consumer Bankers Association, which represents large U.S. banks and regional banks, said the new ruling “will create even more chaos for consumers and small banks.”“Congress ought to save families from this uncertainty by repealing this government mandated price-fixing,” Richard Hunt, the group’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “We certainly hope retailers return to their free-market principles as they did when opposing the proposed government ban on big gulp sodas in New York.”The case was brought by the National Retail Federation, the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Restaurant Association, the Food Marketing Institute, Boscov’s Department Store, a chain of 40 stores based in Reading, Pa.; and Miller Oil Co. of Norfolk, Va., which operates convenience stores and gas stations.Miller Oil has said it used to pay about 16 cents per transaction in debit swipe fees. read more


Senior UN official urges confidencebuilding measures to counter global insecurity

“Throughout the history of UN efforts in disarmament, efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction have been pursued in parallel with efforts to regulate and reduce conventional arms. This is because they are mutually reinforcing goals,” High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane told the opening of the annual three-week session of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC) in New York.The Commission, whose membership is universal, is a deliberative body mandated to make recommendations in the field of disarmament and to follow up the decisions and recommendations of the General Assembly’s first special session devoted to disarmament, in 1978.The Commission itself was created through Resolution 502 in 1952 due to the General Assembly’s “anxiety as the general lack of confidence plaguing the world and leading to the burden on increasing armaments and the fear of war,” Ms. Kane read. She said the world continues to face a “lack of confidence” today, which feeds instability in the Middle East, South Asia and North-east Asia, while underlying expansion of military budgets and accounting for deeply divided votes in the General Assembly on issues related to disarmament, among others. The first item on the Commission’s agenda concerns non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. In her speech, Ms. Kane said an agreement during this session would help establish a new consensus on nuclear disarmament when the Commission concludes its three-year cycle in 2014. She added that such an outcome would be a “tremendous achievement” given the timing of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and the stalemate in recent years within the UN Conference on Disarmament, the world’s sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum.The Commission is also due to discuss confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons. Ms. Kane told participants that they have an opportunity “to build on the recent progress made last month in negotiating the Arms Trade Treaty.”Member States failed to adopt the treaty last week after two-weeks of negotiations in New York. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply disappointed but remained optimistic that Member States will continue exploring ways to bring the treaty into being.Among confidence-building measures related to transparency, Ms. Kane noted that the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs maintains the UN Report on Military Expenditures, along with an electronic database of information known as the UN Register of Conventional Arms.Ms. Kane encouraged Member States to use these tools “precisely because of their value in building the indispensable confidence needed to strengthen international peace and security.”Between 1979 and 1999, the Commission was able to reach consensus at least 16 times to adopt guidelines or recommendations on disarmament subjects. It has not adopted any new guidelines since 1999. Ms. Kane noted that history will judge the Commission not by the quantity of its work but the quality of its outcomes. She also urged Member States to revive the productivity of the Commission as an international resource for cultivating “seeds of future global disarmament norms – guidelines, standards, and recommendations that someday have the potential to flourish into customary practices.” read more


New funding for Hot Form technology

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Impression Technologies Ltd has received a £500,000 investment to help bring to market a revolutionary new technology for forming aluminium, developed by Imperial College London.The funding, awarded by Imperial Innovations Group plc, will be used to support the development of Hot Form Quench (HFQ), a pioneering technology that allows stronger structural aluminium panels to be formed for use in the automotive and transport sectors.Developed by Professor Lin of Imperial College London and Professor Dean of the University of Birmingham, HFQ technology provides a cost-competitive means of producing lightweight, complex aluminium components, opening the door to a new generation of solutions for the automotive, aerospace and rail industries.George Adam, Chief Executive Officer of Impression Technologies said, “HFQ enables the production of lighter, stronger and more sophisticated structures in aluminium than has been possible to date cost-effectively. It creates new opportunities for car manufacturers and others to improve the performance of their vehicles while reducing their carbon footprint.”To find out how SMMT recognises automotive innovation and R&D in the UK, visit the Award for Automotive Innovation website hub. read more


Exports continue to fuel engine production in November

UK engine output rises 3.5% in November, with 209,133 units produced.Overseas demand continues to drive growth as production for exports sees 13.3% uplift in the month.Overall year-to-date volumes stable, with output down 0.9%.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Demand from overseas was again the main driving force behind UK engine production in November, with a 13.3% rise in production for export outweighing a drop in domestic output. Engine manufacturing for the year so far remains steady, with a minimal fall compared with the same period in 2014.”Click through to download the engine manufacturing press release as a Word document.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


Opening of Term Celebration fills Market Hall

It was a sold out crowd in Market Hall Thursday for the annual Opening of Term Celebration.Brock University Acting President Brian Hutchings thanked staff and faculty in attendance and looked forward to an exciting 2016/17 school year.He said there are some amazing bricks and mortar projects starting, including the Goodman School of Business expansion, as well as two new master’s programs beginning next month.Hutchings also highlighted three new academic leaders at Brock including incoming President Wendy Cukier, newly appointed Dean of Graduate Studies Jens Coorssen and new University Librarian Mark Robertson.“We look forward to the term and making the students very successful,” he said.Senate chair Scott Henderson, associate professor in the Department of Communication, Pop Culture and Film, helped usher in the new term and pointed out that Brock never really slows down, even during the summer.“There’s no true end or beginning of the academic cycle,” he said, pointing to summer programming and the continued research that happens year round.“We welcome the new term as one where Brock will continue to grow, prosper and embed itself in the heart of the community,” he said. read more


Barbarians beat Argentina on late dropped goal at Twickenham

LONDON — A last-minute dropped goal by Elton Jantjies lifted the Barbarians past Argentina 38-35 in a rugby thriller at Twickenham on Saturday.The teams shared 10 tries, but it was Jantjies’ late intervention that decided it after the Barbarians recovered from 28-7 down.Juan Manuel Leguizamon opened the scoring just three minutes in against his fellow countrymen with Handre Pollard converting.But Argentina turned things around and tries from Matias Orlando, Ramiro Moyano, captain Pablo Matera, and Sebastian Cancelliere saw them reach 28-7 after 18 minutes.The Barbarians were awarded a penalty try seven minutes before the break when Matera was penalized for pulling down a maul behind the Argentina tryline.Siya Kolisi went in for the Barbarians in the 48th minute from a rolling maul but Argentina quickly hit back through a close-range Julian Montoya score.Then Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager scored tries for the Baa-baas to level at 35-35 with six minutes remaining, then de Jager won clean lineout ball and Jantjies unleashed a kick at goal off his left foot from 30 metres.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more


Zombie Steve Ballmer and four other geeky costume ideas

first_imgIt’s time for Halloween, and what better way to get into the spirit than to dress up in a scary costume? However, anyone can buy a mummy mask, a vampire cloak, or a Spiderman suit. What if you want to geek it up a little bit? Here are our suggestions for Halloween costumes that will not only give your friends a fright, but will also pay homage to the wonderful world of technology.Zombie Steve BallmerWhat’s scarier than an undead version of the Microsoft CEO holding a fresh copy of Windows Vista? Your fellow party-goers will be having nightmares for weeks.As Zombie Ballmer, keep an eye out for anyone at the party with an Android phone. Once you spot one, wait until that guest gets a beer. When he does, grab his glass, pour about 5% of it into your (nearly empty) glass, and then give it back. Don’t say anything, and move along. If he gives you any trouble, threaten to call your lawyer.Sony PSNThis one will be a real hoot. As the Sony Playstation Network, you will tell all of your fellow partygoers that you are collecting donations to help cure a disease, and that you just need to take down their credit card numbers for a small $2 donation.At the conclusion of the party, announce to all of the guests that you just accidentally recorded all of their financial info to a PDF file, which is now live on BitTorrent, MediaFire, and 4Share. Apologize deeply that this incident occurred, and offer them a digital download of a game that they already have as consolation. They’ll love it!Netflix DevilYour fellow party-goers will initially be confused when an otherwise perfectly normal sexy devil costume has a Netflix logo pasted on the bosom.Change the subject, and tell them that you’re selling kisses for five dollars each. After each kiss, announce that the price has been doubled, and that all further kisses can be redeemed from your twin sister, Qwikster, as soon as she arrives. At the end of the evening, apologize to everyone, saying that you changed your mind and told Qwikster not to come. Keep their money and go home.Homeless MarioOnce the superstar of any party, Homeless Mario has seen better days. When fellow partygoers ask why you’re so down on your luck, reply that you put all of your stock into some new 3D technology, and it didn’t do so well. Keep telling everyone that things are sure to turn around come the holidays.If anyone dressed like an iPhone or iPad offers to help, angrily storm off, declaring that you don’t need their assistance, and that you’re doing just fine on your own!HP Headless HorsemanFinally, we have the Hewlett-Packard Headless Horseman. First, enter the party with your (fake) head intact. Tell everyone how spendidly your day is going, and how bright your future is looking.Then, when everyone is relaxing, enjoying drinks and laughing, dramatically declare that you’ve rethought your priorities, and would do well to decapitate yourself. Pull out a fake blade, and “cut off” the rubber head. You can even add fake blood for full effect. At this point, sell a few HP TouchPads to guests for $99 each, if you have any to spare.After everyone has gone back to their business again, loudly announce that you’ve reevaluated your situation, and have decided that you would do well to keep your head after all. Place the rubber head on top of your neck again, and begin sewing it in place. Make sure the sewing is messy and sloppy, to leave people wondering if you’ll really be okay.last_img read more


Calling all Alexes

first_imgAnyone who has ‘Alex’ in their first or surname will gain entry to the last week of the ‘Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures’ exhibition on now at the Australian Museum for a special price. As a final celebration before these treasures are packed for transport back to the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Australian Museum have titled it The Week of Alexander, between the 22 to 26 April. The blockbuster exhibition must close its doors on Sunday 28 April after setting attendance records for the museum over summer. And as Alexander the Great founded 20 cities that bore his name, the Museum has extended this offer to all residents of Alexandria. (proof of address required) “I urge people to take the opportunity to see these treasures before 28 April as they will not travel to Australia again in our lifetime,” says Frank Howarth, director of the Australian Museum. “And I urge all Alexes to come along and discover the legacy of their famous historic namesake.” The Week of Alexander offer; to purchase your discounted tickets mention the promotional word ‘ALEX’ Adult $18 (normally $24) saving of $6 or a 25 per cent discount Family $50 (2 adults & 2 children – normally $60) saving of $10 or 16 per cent discount. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Chikungunya deux nouveaux cas à SaintDenis de la Réunion

first_imgChikungunya : deux nouveaux cas à Saint-Denis de la RéunionFrance – L’Agence régionale de santé (ARS) vient de publier son dernier bulletin épidémiologique. 153 cas de chikungunya sont actuellement répertoriés.Malgré l’hiver austral, l’épidémie de chikungunya continue à sévir à la Réunion. Elle a certes diminué, mais ne s’est pas arrêtée comme le fait habituellement ce type de maladies infectieuses lorsque les températures baissent. Les nombreux cas décelés récemment dans le chef-lieu laissent présager une forte augmentation dans les semaines à venir avec la venue de l’été : la chaleur et la pluviométrie annoncées sont favorables au développement des moustiques, vecteurs de la maladie.L’ARS rappelle donc la nécessité de mener des campagnes efficaces de démoustication. Les particuliers aussi sont invités à détruire les gîtes larvaires. De plus, le port de protections anti-piqures reste préconisé, notamment pour les personnes fragiles qui présentent plus de risques de complications comme les nourrissons, les femmes enceintes, les personnes âgées ou celles souffrant de maladies chroniques.Le 7 octobre 2010 à 09:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Missing man found dead behind abandoned building in Tamarac

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TAMARAC. FLA. (WSVN) – – Deputies said a man who was reported missing has been found dead in Tamarac.Forty-year-old Mackoni Hall was found dead on Wednesday morning behind an abandoned building in the 3700 block of West Commercial Boulevard.A contractor reached out to the Broward Sheriff’s Office after he found Hall’s body behind the building at around 11:30 a.m.The Hollywood man was last seen alive on March 13 at around 2 p.m. leaving Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.BSO continues to search for the victim’s vehicle, which was said to be a gold 2008 Dodge Caliber with a Florida tag 344YVA.The death is being investigated as a homicide.If you have any information on this man’s death, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. last_img read more


House Schedules Final Vote On Capital Budget

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House of Representatives on Monday will hold a third and final vote on legislation funding the capital budget. The vote on Senate Bill 2002 is scheduled to occur two days before a key July 31 deadline and comes after two prior votes fell short of achieving the needed three-quarter supermajority. A vote earlier this week fell just one shy of the needed 30-member support. The House is only allowed to vote on the bill three times. Edgmon: “Now is the time to act and prove that Alaska is truly open for business. This capital budget provides our private sector the resources needed to build our state, gives an incentive to keep our most qualified students from pursuing opportunities outside, and equalizes power costs so individuals and small businesses can survive whether they operate in large urban centers or rural communities.” House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham) on Thursday announced the planned vote to rescind previous action on S.B. 2002 in order to get the thirtieth vote. This motion is the final opportunity for the capital budget to pass the Legislature and to then be transmitted to the governor.last_img read more


NASA shutdown Agency could be dark during historic New Years missions

first_img Pluto, you so crazy (pictures) Expect to see the @NASANewHorizons social media accounts continue to operate. The contract for these activities was forward funded. This applies to @OSIRISREx and NASA TV too. @NASA will continue to stun the world with its achievements!— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) December 28, 2018 NASA’s live stream is currently offline, however, and the agency is redirecting people to NASA TV, which it states will show live events. The NASA public relations team is unable to publicize the events and send out press releases during the shutdown because they aren’t exempt from the furlough.Previous government shutdowns, in January and February this year, lasted no longer than three days. But this shutdown could continue into the new year. As recently as Thursday, at least one US senator suggested there’s “no end in sight”. So exactly what we will get to see over the New Year seems up in the air. However, all hope isn’t lost. Here’s where you can catch the action for NASA’s historic missions:Where to watch Osiris-Rex enter Bennu’s orbitThe window for the record-breaking Osiris-Rex to get into orbit around the asteroid Bennu opens on New Year’s Eve. While this mission doesn’t quite have the appeal of being a billion miles beyond Pluto, it will eventually be the first time an asteroid has been sampled by NASA. Osiris-Rex will reach out and high-five Bennu, blasting up a ton of rock from its surface, grabbing some and then flying back to Earth in September 2023.To follow along as Osiris-Rex places itself into the closest orbit of any spacecraft around a planetary body ever, there are several Twitter accounts worth keeping an eye on. The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona will keep you updated, and the Osiris-Rex website should have you covered if you’re waiting for any images to come back from the spacecraft. It doesn’t appear NASA will be offering live coverage of this event. The spacecraft had its moment in the sun back on December 3 when it first arrived at Bennu. Where to watch the New Horizons Ultima Thule flybyIt’s the most distant world we will ever have explored, and New Horizons is set to snap photos of Ultima Thule when it passes the enigmatic rock in the outer reaches of our solar system. Ultima Thule flies around in the Kuiper Belt way out past Pluto. New Horizons is set to come within 2,200 miles of Ultima Thule’s surface, hopefully beaming back images from a world we know very little about.NASA is directing interested viewers to head to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory YouTube channel, which will simulcast a live stream along with the New Horizons homepage. Principal investigator Alan Stern is also directing viewers to the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Twitter and to his own New Horizons Twitter account for mission updates.Of course, there is the hope that the political impasse is resolved before all this occurs, which would set NASA back up with all the media tools at its disposal.  NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Star Wars Episode 9 is on its way: Everything we know about the final Skywalker film, from the cast to the release date and title. 8 Photos Sci-Tech Target NASAcenter_img Post a comment Here is Ultima Thule in an artist’s rendition. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Ringing in the new year with NASA was meant to be historic. Two NASA spacecraft on separate missions are set to rendezvous with their rocky targets over New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Earth-bound stargazers were supposed to be able to follow along via NASA. But the US government is currently in a shutdown due to a dispute in funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Part of the shutdown means that funding for the agency has currently expired. And no money coming in means little public viewing of space activities. Thus, it’s going to get a little trickier waiting for the Osiris-Rex spacecraft to enter orbit around the asteroid Bennu or seeing the New Horizons spacecraft send back images of Ultima Thule, the most distant world we’ve yet to explore and a billion miles past Pluto.NASA officially shut down Saturday. Of NASA’s 17,586 staff, the vast majority are staying home with no guarantee of pay, while 1,481 remain active and another 2,189 are “on call,” exempted from the furlough. This ensures that NASA can continue to carry out support for the International Space Station and its crew, as well as enable satellite missions and emergency services to continue safely.It’s not all bad news right now, though. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, tweeted Thursday that social media accounts for the upcoming missions over New Year’s have been spared the woe of the government shutdown because they were “forward funded.” Tags Share your voice 0last_img read more


Drunk policemen will be dismissed warns police chief

first_imgL B Nagar: Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwath on Thursday warned that the department personnel who come to office drunk or consume liquor during office hours would be permanently sent home. Following public complaints that police personnel are performing duties after getting drunk and returning home in an inebriated state or moving in streets, the Commissioner of Police on Thursday launched a unique programme of conducting breathlyser tests for the staff in all police stations once in the morning after coming to duty and in the evening, when they leave for residence. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The Law and Order staff of Chaitanyapuri and Saroornagar police stations and the Traffic wing personnel conducted breathlyser tests for the department employees on Thursday. This is to ensure that the law is equal for all, including policemen, and to counter public stand that none bothers about drunk policemen, Bhagawat added. Responding to Bhagwat’s directive of conducting breathlyser tests for the department staff, L B Nagar Traffic Circle Inspector of Police Nagamallu told The Hans India that such tests should be conducted for those who come for duty in L B Nagar, Chaitanyapuri, Saroornagar, besides Traffic and L & O wings, so that “We are answerable to the people”. This is necessary, he pointed out, “As once you are stable you can question others”.last_img read more


Rape incidents increase alarmingly

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationTwo minor girls have reportedly been raped in Dinajpur and Jhenaidah while a teenage boy has been arrested in Chattogram for killing his niece after rape, reports UNB.Besides, a schoolteacher has been held in Natore for sexually harassing a girl while police have arrested a youth in Khulna over the rape attempt on a minor girl and the husband of a rape victim has come under an acid attack in Noakhali.In Dinajpur, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Matikata village in Hakimpur upazila on Sunday.The alleged rapist is Sagar Mia, 19, son of Abdul Malek of Panchbibi upazila in Joypurhat.Quoting family members and locals, Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Hakimpur police station, said Sagar took the girl to a field while she was playing in front of her house in the afternoon and raped her there.Locals rescued the girl hearing her screams while the rapist managed to flee the spot.The victim’s father filed a case against Sagar with the police station on Sunday night.In Jhenaidah, a five-year-old girl was violated by a sexagenarian man at Nawdapara village in Kaliganj upazila on Sunday.OC of Kaliganj police station said Ansar Ali, 60, took the girl to his room while she was going to school in the morning and raped her.The girl, a nursery student, narrated the incident to her mother, he said.In Chattogram, police arrested a teen for reportedly killing his nine-year-old niece after rape in Bandar Milermatha area of the port city.Son of Siddiqur Rahman of Koralia in Sadar upazila of Bhola, the accused is a Class-IX student of Begumjan High School.Police said the boy violated the minor girl, a Class-II student, when she was alone at the house on Sunday.Later, he strangulated her to death when she passed out after the nefarious act. He also hanged the body from a ceiling fan to make it appear that she committed suicide.OC of Bandar police station Sukanta Chakrabarty said they arrested the accused after victim’s mother filed a case in this regard.In Khulna, police on Monday arrested a young man who allegedly tried to rape his minor cousin in Sheikhpara area of the city on Sunday.The accused is Shariful Islam Ashique, a maternal cousin of the victim.The victim’s mother said she and her sister’s family live in a single house and Ashique used to molest the girl which she never disclosed.On Sunday, victim’s relatives came to know about the matter after the girl raised hue and cry when Ashique tried to violate her.The victim was sent to the one-stop crisis centre of Khulna Medical College Hospital as she fell sick.The victim’s mother filed a case with Sonadanga police station in this regard, said sub-inspector Bidhan Chandra Roy.They arrested the accused from Lohapatti area around 10am, he said.In Natore, police arrested a schoolteacher on charge of sexually harassing a third grader girl.The arrested person was identified as Abdul Hakim, an assistant teacher of Natore Govt Girls’ School.Jalal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Natore police station, said Hakim harassed the girl sexually during a class on Sunday.Later, the girl informed the matter to her mother when she submitted a written complaint to the police station.Police arrested the accused teacher on Monday noon, the OC added.Meanwhile, a three-member probe body was formed to look into the matter.In Noakhali, the husband of a rape victim came under an acid attack at Uttarcharbaga village in Subarnachar upazila early Monday as he took part in a human chain against rape and torture on women on Sunday.The victim, Nasir Uddin, sustained 9 per cent burns on his hands, chest and thighs and he was taking treatment at Sadar Hospital, said Khalil Ullah of the hospital.On 2 August, Nasir filed a case against a local – Joynal – who allegedly raped his wife several times through blackmailing her. Joynal used to violate the victim threatening to make the video of the rape incident viral on social media.The accused also fined a counter misappropriation case against him and the witnesses of his case.The victim’s mother said Nasir joined the human chain in front of the Naokhali Press Club protesting separate incidents of rape in the district.Around 2am on Monday, a group of 6-7 people hurled acid on Nasir when he came out of their residence to respond to the call of nature.Officer-in-charge of Char Jabbar police station Shahed Uddin said no complaint has yet been lodged in this regard.last_img read more


Ryan Kaiser of Mount Washington School Named 2015 Baltimore City Teacher of

first_imgRyan Kaiser was honored as the Baltimore City Public School System’s (BCPSS) 2015 Teacher of the Year.Ryan Kaiser, a social studies teacher at the Mount Washington School, is Baltimore’s 2015 Teacher of the Year. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)Kaiser, who teaches sixth and seventh grade social studies at the Mount Washington School, was surprised by Baltimore public schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton on April 16 and presented with the award.“Ryan Kaiser exemplifies what effective teaching looks like,” Thornton said in a statement. “By connecting classroom learning to real-world experiences, he makes learning fun, engaging, and memorable for his students. And that kind of learning pays off in student achievement and success.”Kaiser specializes in what is known as outdoor experiential learning, which looks to provide real world experiences to students that connect to what they’re learning in the classroom.“Without those important connections, social studies becomes meaningless facts and statistics in textbooks,” Kaiser said in a statement.In addition to his innovative approach to teaching social studies, Kaiser is his school’s coach for the Baltimore Urban Debate League, author of a weekly blog that keeps parents informed of assignments, events, and projects, and serves as the communications coordinator for the Maryland Council for Social Studies.As a result of his BCPSS recognition, Kaiser advances to the 2015-16 Maryland State Teacher of Year competition, whose winner will represent Maryland at the national level.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more


helloworld add more locations

first_imgThe additional agreements equate to a further 70 locations in the space of one week. More than 300 helloworld locations are already on board, while a further 420 location agreements are underway, placing the new travel brand ahead of its transformation targets. “As a result of our business transformation, our new travel brand, helloworld, is now being introduced to travellers across the country… this puts us in a very strong position as we move into 2014,” helloworld chief executive Rob Gurney said. helloworld has revealed agreements for 720 retail locations across Australia. helloworld recently revealed the layout of their concept store to media and partners in Melbourne and have also launched their new consumer website, powered by Orbitz Worldwide technology. helloworld has assisted agents returning retail agreements by providing a range of launch incentives. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more


Holidaymakers over the age of 50 are more likely t

first_imgHolidaymakers over the age of 50 are more likely to use their mobile phone to record their trip than using them to keep in touch with family and friends back home.This is according to a new poll by Saga Holidays, which revealed that the over-50 age group has become more likely than ever to use technology such as camera phones and mp3 players while on an overseas holiday.Over half (60 percent) of over-50s going on holiday said they had camera phones which they planned on taking abroad.Chief executive of Saga Holidays Susan Hooper explained that phone cameras will become a “holiday packing essential” as technology improves further.”The over-50s have really embraced new technology and I’m sure we will be seeing some of our customers updating their Facebook or blog pages via their handheld soon,” she said.It was also revealed one in 20 over-50s were planning on using their camera phone as much, or more than, their regular camera.A separate Saga poll recently revealed that the over-50s had become more inclined to experience new cultures than have a beach holiday.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMature travellers more likely to go on adventure holidaysMore people aged over 50 are embarking on adventure holidays abroad,Forty-somethings revisit their youth while on overseas holidaysForty-somethings revisit their youth while on overseas holidaysInternet becomes increasingly popular cheap flights search toolMore people are using the internet to research cheap flights to their holiday destination, new research has revealed.last_img read more


1 What do you do at Skyscanner My job is to

first_img**1. What do you do at Skyscanner?**My job is to ensure that flight prices are as accurate and up-to-date as possible; I also help manage our technical ties with airlines and travel agents you see on the site.2. What kind of flight geek are you?Questioning Geek; I always like to know what’s going on.3. What best generally describes your travel style?I know where I want to go but am flexible on when.4. What’s your ideal holiday?I enjoy the touristy stuff and getting to see new places but would be perfectly happy anywhere that is sunny, near the sea and has plenty of water / adrenaline sports to keep me occupied. 5. Who’s your ideal travel companion?I should probably say my girlfriend… but Megan Fox would do.6. Do you fly with children?Only myself.7. How do you decide where you want to go?I travelled a lot before Uni and had many recommendations from friends of places to go and visit. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to see them all back then but I kept a list so that one day I can get to see all the places I’ve been told about. My top five are: Peru, China, Japan, Laos and Morocco – my next big trip will be somewhere from that list. 8. How do you decide when you want to go?Depends on where I’m going and what season it will be there. I once misplanned a trip to New Zealand and ended up having three winters in a row – big mistake!9. What annoys you most about planning holidays?I enjoy travelling with friends but trying to pin people down to go at the same time is difficult.10. What are you doing in your job at Skyscanner to sort that? A new feature called “My Skyscanner” will help users share their trips online. This would make the whole planning process a little smoother.11. What’s your favourite thing about the Skyscanner site?The ability to search for the cheapest prices using the ‘Month View’ feature which ensures you get the best price when you are flexible about your dates.12. What’s your dream feature?The ability to incorporate several destinations into a single trip rather than having to book them all individually.13. Favourite websites apart from Skyscanner and why?DigitalBlasphemy.com provides visually stunning desktop backgrounds that have all been computer generated.14. What’s the geekiest thing about you? Your secret geek shame?When I got my new phone I spent about two months researching it and even made a game for it, before it was even out in the shops!15. Worst travel experience? Losing my hold luggage on a flight to South Africa and then, after two hours shopping for replacement clothes, being mugged at knifepoint for all my new purchases.Getting stuck in an elevator in Bangkok for four hours after the cables snapped – luckily on the first floor!Or being drunk on an eight hour train ride from London to Aberdeen in the baking heat and my hangover kicking in en route.You decide!Meet more Flight Search GeeksReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlight Geek of the Week – Eileen McLarenFlight Geek of the Week – Eileen McLarenFlight Geek of the Week: Benjamín Pérez UleciaFlight Geek of the Week: Benjamín Pérez UleciaFlight Geek of the Week – Gareth WilliamsIntroducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner work Introducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner worklast_img read more