Provinces Firefighters to Help Quebec

first_imgNova Scotia is sending a crew of 21 wildfire fighters to Quebec to help battle several forest fires that have been sending smoke into Nova Scotia skies in recent days. “Our province is responding to Quebec’s request for help just as other jurisdictions have helped Nova Scotia fight wildfires in our province in the past,” said Charlie Parker, Minister of Natural Resources. “We are proud of our highly trained staff and wish our crew well in Quebec.” The firefighting crew will be fighting one or several fires in Quebec over a 14-day assignment period. Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources will ensure the province maintains proper resources to continue to monitor and respond to fire risks within this province. The number of wildfires in Nova Scotia so far this year is about half the number of fires last year. The fire crew flies out for Quebec Saturday, July 20.last_img read more

RCMP denial of journalists access to protest site frightening says press freedom

first_imgRCMP shut down an access road and barred media from passing while the police’s paramilitary and tactical units raided the Gidimt’en camp. Photo: Kathleen Martens/APTN.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsA Canadian press freedom advocate says the RCMP’s denial of media access to an important story in B.C. Monday is both “frightening” and “chilling”.Police blocked an access road outside Houston, B.C. Monday in preparation to enforce a court injunction against camps set up by members of the Unist’ot’en house and Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who were resisting an LNG pipeline slated to run through their unceded territory.Media who were not already on the other side of the police road block, including APTN News and a CBC TV crew from Vancouver, were turned away.NDP MP Nathan Cullen was also prohibited from accessing the site.“It sounds like the RCMP is once again using every tactic that they can to bend the law as much as possible to prevent journalists from gaining access to sites,” says Tom Henheffer, vice president of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE).“This is a tactic that is very commonly employed and is very difficult to fight against in the moment because [police] know that when you’ve got a bunch of officers with guns telling people what they can and cannot do, it doesn’t necessarily matter whether the law is on the RCMP’s side or not — because it takes too long for a journalist to get a lawyer, go to court to get an order to allow them to get on to the site.”APTN News was told by an officer they were barred because of safety concerns during the police operation and could be arrested and charged with obstruction if they tried to pass the checkpoint to do their jobs.APTN observed that while reporters were barred, company workers were allowed to pass through the checkpoint.Not long after a convoy of RCMP vehicles carrying members of the tactical and paramilitary arms arrived at the remote site around 10 a.m., the social media feeds of journalists at the Gidimt’en camp went silent.Joanna Chiu, deputy bureau chief at The Star Vancouver, tweeted that she hadn’t heard from reporters Jesse Winter and Perrin Grauer.“RCMP told me communications have ‘been cut’ in the [Unist’ot’en Camp] area and blame a satellite issue, denying RCMP had anything to do with it.”The Twitter feeds of CBC reporter Chantelle Bellrichard also went silent. As did that of Sawyer Bogdan, a reporter with local radio station The Moose.The RCMP said they had nothing to do with the disruption of communication from inside the Gidimt’en camp at the same time as they were raiding it. Photo: Kathleen Martens/APTN.In a statement released Monday evening an RCMP spokesperson said the police had nothing to do with the sudden, timely disruption of communications.“The area is extremely remote and even police had limited access to communication,” writes Cpl. Madonna Sanderson of “E” Division Communication Services.Miles Howe, a former journalist who covered the RCMP’s 2013 raid of Mi’kmaq land defenders at Elsipogtog and now studies police tactics used against Indigenous protests says by prohibiting reporters from accessing the site, the RCMP get to gain more control over the public narrative while removing Indigenous people from their lands in order to facilitate resource extraction.“Limiting press access to a site where the enforcement of an injunction is about to go down restricts any possible counter-narrative other than the one that the police will inevitably present,” Howe said.“There’s nothing risky about an independent and free media in Canada. In fact, the risk in my opinion presents itself when the opposite happens.”On Monday Public Safety said it would not be commenting on the RCMP’s media exclusion zone because it is an “operational matter”.jbrake@aptn.ca@JustinBrakeNewslast_img read more

WatchShortterm solutions to minimum wage hike could hurt businesses Freshii founder

Canadian Press//Darryl Dyck Corrin, who did not name specific companies, said that when making business decisions, he tries to imagine how an employee who received paid breaks and food discounts would feel if those were taken away.“We really focus on how can we differentiate the value proposition of choosing to don the Freshii uniform versus putting on the McDonald’s uniform versus putting on the Tim Hortons uniform,” he said.Restaurant Brands International Inc. — the parent company of Tim Hortons — has faced criticism after some Tim Hortons franchise owners clawed back employee benefits to help absorb the Jan. 1 minimum wage bump to $14.Corrin declined to comment on RBI’s public battle with its franchisees over how to offset the minimum wage, saying he didn’t know enough about what the company is doing.At both RBI and Freshii, it’s up to individual franchisees to determine how much to pay their employees — so long as they follow labour laws — and what benefits they offer.Most Ontarians back minimum wage hike, say it will benefit the economySeattle and Alberta offer lessons for Ontario on ‘Fight for $15’ min wage hikeTim Hortons getting ‘dragged through the mud’ and iconic brand isn’t doing anything to stop itWhen the minimum wage hike was first announced, Corrin said Freshii held a call with its Canadian franchisees and changed a few things after gaining experience dealing with such bumps south of the border. Seattle, where Freshii operates, started to incrementally increase minimum wage in 2015, reaching $15 an hour for many employees on Jan. 1, 2017.Corrin said that the company raised prices on some items in the fall and started to buy some ingredients pre-prepped rather than chopping them in store to allow employees to instead spend that time, for example, handing out samples to draw more customers in.Freshii’s same-store sales are also helping to offset labour inflation, he added. Corrin anticipated the company would need that metric to grow around three to four per cent to outpace inflation, but Freshii has performed better than that.The company released preliminary financial results Wednesday showing same-store sales grew 6.4 per cent in its fourth quarter and 5.5 per cent in its 2017 financial year. It will release full results for that time frame in late February.Corrin said the company plans to open hundreds more locations this year and next, aiming for up to 760 stores by the end of its 2019 financial year, and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. It had 345 stores as of Sept. 24, 2017, according to financial documents, but added 25 net new stores in its most recent quarter.Shares rose 53 cents or 7.53 per cent to $7.57 Wednesday after the company made the financial disclosures. In late September, the company’s stock plummeted about 35 per cent in a day when Freshii scaled back its expansion plans by some 100 locations.Companies in this story (TSX:FRII, TSX:QSR) Health-food eatery Freshii implemented a number of solutions ahead of Ontario’s minimum wage hike that the company believes will continue to make it an attractive employer as the chain looks to expand rapidly over the next two years.“There’s been some public statements around how other brands are handling and how other brands are suggesting franchise owners handle the minimum wage increase,” said founder and CEO Matthew Corrin.“My view is that many of those suggestions feel short-term in nature. So, while immediate savings will be intact, I think the long-term impact on the culture potentially gets compromised.”Freshii CEO Matthew Corrin. read more

TOP 10 promising handballers of the World – Future of handball

Domagoj DuvnjakTOP 10 most promising handballers Handball-Planet.com make a list of (TOP 10) ten most promising handballers of the world. Lists are based on players who are born in 1988 and younger. Here are most valuable players in our opinion who can improve our sport in next decade.1. Domagoj Duvnjak (Playmaker – 1988, HSV Hamburg – Croatia)Highest transfer in World of Handball was made for him (C.O Zagreb – HSV Hamburg) and in his first season in Bundesliga he already show full potential. Whether he will become the best on the Planet or no one day (don’t think about IHF election – That is a politic), we can count him really now as one of TOP handball players.2. Aron Palmarsson (Playmaker – 1990, THW Kiel – Iceland)“Baby face” from North already learned how to win with his national team. He was used on the road to bronze medal at EURO 2010 in Austria. In THW Kiel not so much, but his time is coming. Aron has everything to become “one more” legendary Scandinavian player.3. Oscar Carlen (Right back – 1988, HSG Flensburg – Sweden)Since he came to Bundesliga two seasons ago, he showed a lot. There is no many TOP quality left-handed players, older or younger then him, but without success with Sweden, he will have problem to be “first”.4. Manuel Strlek (Left wing – 1988, C.O Zagreb – Croatia)As Duvnjak, Manuel Strlek is born in C.O Zagreb Champions League games. Without pressure, but with a lot of courage, Strlek became vital part of Zagreb and Croatia. With just 22 years, he is one of the most important players of team who winning medals, plus, he was voted in “All Star team” EURO 2010.5. Mait Patrail (Left back – 1988, Estonia – Kadetten)“Estonian giant” with more than 60 games for “A” national team was one of the leading players in generation 1988. He is also the best player of Kadeten Schaffhausen, which secure contract with Lemgo. One season more with experience of Champions League and he is ready for Bundesliga.6. Niklas Landin (Goalkeeper – 1988, Denmark – Bjerringbro-Silkeborg)Ulrik Wilbek gave him a chance to fell atmosphere of big events (Croatia 2009, Austria 2010) with Denmark. That is helped Landin to became worldwide recognised. In strong competition of Danish League, he has a opportunity to improve skills and become strong replacement for Kasper Hvidt.7. William Accambray (Left back – 1988, France – Montpellier)He had a good performances with his junior generation. His biggest chance is that he become part of “the System”. Montpellier and France, such a huge opportunity to become reliable player with a lot of medals.8. Patrik Groetzki (Right wing – 1989, Germany – Rhein Neckar Lowen)He was MVP at Junior EC for generation 1988 when Germany took a silver. Groetzki playing for Rhein Neckar Lowen with Ivan Cupic on right wing. With them, RNL has most perspective pair of wings in Bundesliga.9. Kentin Mahe (Playmaker – 1991, France – SV Dormagen)EURO 2010 U 20 MVP player. He is a leader of junior national team, even he is a little bit younger than others. He is a French, but as a player, he is born in Dormagen. A lot of time in front of him.10. Steffen Fath (Left back – 1990, Germany – Wetzlar)Named for “Rookie of the Year” by IHF. That is mean something even if we know that in IHF elections are a lot of policy. Germans need a younger players for senior team and he is in a first row of freshmen.Source & Link to – www.krosrts.rs/handball/ ← Previous Story Slavko Goluza a new coach of Croatia Next Story → Ana Djokic will play for Montenegro read more

Higuain made his competitive Rossoneri debut but made little impact

first_imgMilan coach Gennaro Gattuso believes that Gonzalo Higuain can give them a great deal this season even after they flopped in the second half of the match against Napoli.Gattuso also Gattuso had gone 2-0 up during the second half, however, just within 30 minutes Napoli had turned it around to lead 3-2 with a Piotr Zielinski brace and Dries Mertens tap-in.“Up until the 55th minute he was very much involved and the second goal also went through his feet. Then he too dropped intensity levels like the rest of the team, but I am sure he can give us a great deal this season.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Tiemoue Bakayoko came off the bench for his debut after the loan move from Chelsea.“He has to learn how to receive the ball and that means having the right positioning and posture. A week of training isn’t enough to knock some weaknesses out of a player and that is why I tried to use the old guard tonight.”last_img read more

Pochettino Tottenham isnt ready for the title yet

first_imgAfter taking over Manchester City’s second place in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino still thinks Tottenham isn’t ready for the title yet.Christmas arrived just in time for Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino, as they took the second place from a Manchester City side that has been wobbling in the last two matches and given away the top spot of the Premier League in the span of just one week.The hype around Spurs has become even more interesting once you realize that they are actually playing with no new players since last season, they have produced two impressive performances in which they have scored 11 goals and proved that they really do have one of the most complete squads in European football.But as it usually happens with a manager like Pochettino, he doesn’t want the players to get too relaxed this early in the season as there is still at least four more months of competition and the most defining part of the tournament doesn’t happen until the month of May.Pochettino doesn’t feel like Tottenham Hotspur is ready to take the challenge of being considered a title contender, he is convinced they are still far from the achievements that other Premier League clubs have accomplished so far and he isn’t certain his squad will hold at the top for the rest of the season.Mauricio Pochettino explains how Spurs have now evolved in to genuine Premier League title contenders:✍️ “We didn’t complain about signings”🏟 “We didn’t complain about the stadium”📆 “We didn’t complain about the fixtures”[@HaytersTV]#THFC #COYSpic.twitter.com/JoSM4CUqrG— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) December 27, 2018“We are in a very good position. I think we are in a position that the team deserves to be,” Pochettino told a news conference via Four Four Two.“But another thing is to be a real contender at the end of the season. We need to show that we can be consistent throughout the whole of the season.”“I think Manchester City have shown in the past they can be real contenders because they won the last Premier League, and of course Liverpool make an unbelievable investment and they are doing well and they are at the top of the table.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Of course, I think these two teams are more realistic [to be] thinking at the end of the season that they are going to be contenders.”“We are there because we have the belief and we are working so hard and of course we have the quality. If not, it’s so difficult to be in the position we are today.”“We are still a question mark. If we are capable of being consistent for the whole season like the first half of the season, then we can talk about fighting for big things,” he added.”We will see if we are capable during the whole season to be consistent like in the first half of the season. Then we can talk that we can fight for big things.”Mauricio Pochettino assessesTottenham’s title chances: https://t.co/fnKSJLfYbK pic.twitter.com/uEbXxJAAmZ— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 27, 2018Now that we know Mauricio Pochettino wants to take things on a day-to-day basis, we can already assume that the players are fully focused on the final match of 2018 against Wolverhampton.The Wolves are one of the most competitive squads in the Premier League this season, they have already managed to upset Chelsea earlier this month and they are a serious threat to Tottenham Hotspur for next Saturday’s match at Wembley Stadium.The Argentine manager already stated that he can’t wait to play at the new stadium, but a bit more time has to go by in order to get that stadium ready.Tottenham Hotspur is currently in second place of the Premier League behind leaders Liverpool, their last victory against AFC Bournemouth helped them surpass Manchester City after Guardiola’s side shockingly lost their second match in a row against Leicester City at King Power Stadium, a match that was also on Boxing Day.EL TOTTENHAM, DE POCHETTINO! pic.twitter.com/YSCBvy4TWd— Cantina deporte (@cantinadeportee) December 24, 2018How far do you think Tottenham Hotspur will make in the current Premier League season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Freedom Tower lit up in pink for breast cancer awareness

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative, a South Florida nonprofit, celebrated National Pink Day with the lighting of a symbolic monument in downtown Miami.The Freedom Tower was bathed in pink Sunday night to help raise awareness about the importance of breast screenings and early detection while providing hope to those suffering from breast cancer.Each year, one in eight women are diagnosed with the disease.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Troopers Find Body of Missing Bethel Man

first_imgDownload AudioAlaska State Troopers found the body of Nick Cooke near Tuntaltuliak Friday.  They received a report from the tribal police officer from Tuntutuliak that a body had been located on the bank of the Kuskokwim River just south of the Kialik  River.“Troopers were able to respond and collect the remains have been sent to the state medical examiners office for positive identification,” said Megan Peters, a spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers.“At this point we do believe that the remains belong to a man that was the subject of a search and rescue that began on October 25th of last year.”The family confirmed the body found was the body of Bethel man, Nick Cooke.Because of protocol, the remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office for positive identification. No foul play is suspected.Nick Cooke and Jim Lee Napoka were last heard from on October 22nd. They were headed to Tuntutuliak for a funeral and never made it. Freezing weather halted the search in November. Napoka is still missing.Cooke is the brother of Bethel Native Corporation President and Alaska Federation of Natives Co-Chair, Ana Hoffman.The family of Nick Cooke says they are preparing for a burial service in Bethel later this week.last_img read more

Nomearea ranch works to get youth into reindeer herding

first_img“See how it’s twisting? You make nice coils, and they’re all in the same direction so when you throw it, it’s not going to get knotted on you,” Hrabok-Leppajarvi said. “If this was competition, it gets very fierce. It’s like ‘hurry! And always head up!’ You’re always looking at the reindeer, which one do you want. Look, look, look, look…” “Bruce and Ann devised a program that really tried to get kids really interacting with the materials around the ranch,” Chan said. According to the Davises, reindeer herding is a valuable career path for young people for a few reasons. For one, it’s an asset to the regional economy. Ann says the region is in need of a cheaper meat source that doesn’t need to be shipped in. And reindeer are not just a food source. Bruce Davis addresses attendees at the Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch Youth Summit, July 2019. (Photo: Katie Kazmierski, KNOM). The herd grazes year-round, foraging on different plants depending on the season, and the Davises bring them to the corral “when necessary for health treatments and tallying.” “Information on how it really prospered here and how it tapered off… what’s so amazing about the Davis herd and the Midnite Sun Ranch… [is] connecting the past and contemporary uses and practices using the knowledge, Indigenous science from the past, but connecting that with modern methods and materials for raising reindeer.” Chan said. “If you’re excited about the animals, they’re excited about the animals,” Bruce said. “They follow your example. I know with my daughters, they want to go out reindeer herding. We’ve been herding this winter on snow machines… they’re asking when we can go out.” “If they’re interested, they could become involved in the only viable northern agricultural pursuit… and reindeer are fun! [laughs.]” Davis said. Even without the reindeer present, though, Chan noted this year’s camp was a hands-on learning experience. She says her favorite part of her visit was seeing a demonstration by Jackie Hrabok-Leppajarvi, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus, on how to lasso reindeer. Hrabok-Leppajarvi helped kids and visiting adults try their hands at lassoing reindeer antlers stationed on the ground in front of them. Chan was there with a camera in hand. Ann Davis, who co-owns Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch with her husband, refers to the annual youth summit as their “exit plan” — the two hope that getting Alaskan kids interested in reindeer herding while they’re still young might inspire them to carry on the tradition.center_img Amy Chan, director of the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, attended the three-day summit, which took place July 18-20. She says she jumped on the opportunity to learn more about modern reindeer herding in the Seward Peninsula, as most of what she knows about it comes from historical sources. Ann and Bruce Davis say that when working with kids and the reindeer, maintaining positive energy is important. “It was really neat to see adults and the students working together on that and the kids being engaged by the activity,” Chan said. “Even though they weren’t practicing on real reindeer, kind of being able to see how that would work… I think it’s just such an invaluable opportunity to kids, not just here in Nome but around the region.” The Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch outside of Nome, is investing in its future by getting local kids involved in reindeer herding now. The herd wasn’t corralled this year, but Midnite Sun owners Ann and Bruce Davis held their third annual Reindeer Youth Summit anyway earlier this month, to teach the value of an age-old industry in the Bering Strait region. Jackie Hrabok-Leppajarvi shows kids how to lasso at the Midnite Sun Reindeer Ranch. (Photo: by Katie Kazmierski, KNOM). “The economics of arts and crafts with the byproducts of the reindeer… bones, hooves, antlers, hides,” Ann said. “That helps the economics of the region.” The Davises’ herd is still currently grazing the tundra, so kids did not get to interact firsthand with any reindeer at this year’s summit. The couple couldn’t say exactly when the herd will return to the ranch, but once it does, caring for the animals is a full-time job. Bruce and Ann Davis will interact with the reindeer as much as possible to “tame them down.” “And the grandkids are asking, too,” Ann added. “They want to go out.” Of the Davis’s six grandchildren, five were present at last week’s Reindeer Youth Summit. Ann and Bruce say they see the kids’ interest in the ranch growing, and that their “exit plan” might be working.last_img read more

Now lodge police complaint on phone in Suryapet SP R

first_imgSuryapet: People who face problem in lodging complaint with the police and approaching the higher police officials to get solution for their problems can do so through their smartphones. District SP R Venkateswarlu on Thursday formally launched a WhatsApp no to receive complaints from the people who are unable to approach SP office personally. People can now lodge their complaint on WhatsApp number 9390564907 in the Central Complaint Cell (CCC) headed by one SI and the staff who will register the complaint. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The police official will give a reference number for maintaining transparency and providing security to the complainants and then it will be forwarded to the officers concerned for immediate redressal. In accordance with the instructions given by DGP, this policy is being implemented to solve problems of the people who need not come to police station from long distances to lodge complaint. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The SP further informed that people can approach them through social media, Facebook: SP Suryapet , Twitter : @spsuryapet and WhatsApp: 9390564907. At the same time the SP appealed to the people not to misuse this facility by lodging fake and false complaints. In this programme Addl SP Pujita Neelam, SB CI Bhasker, RI Narsimha Rao, IT Cell SI Rama Rao , DCRB SI Nagesh were participated.last_img read more

Japan appeals court upholds Black Widow death sentence

first_imgThis file photo taken on 13 March 2014 shows Japanese woman Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide in the latest `Black Widow` case, arriving at the Kyoto district court.A Japanese court on Friday upheld the death sentence for a woman dubbed the “Black Widow”, who used cyanide to kill a string of elderly and rich lovers and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance.The Osaka High Court rejected an appeal by Chisako Kakehi, 72, to overturn her sentence of death by hanging for the murder of three men — including a husband — and the attempted murder of another, in a case that gripped Japan.Kakehi became notorious after using poison to dispatch a number of elderly men she was involved with, drawing comparisons with the spider that kills its mate after copulation.The court “turned down the appeal” made by defence lawyers, according to a spokesman.Her lawyers launched a final appeal, according to local news agency Jiji Press.Handing down the death sentence in 2017, presiding judge Ayako Nakagawa said the murders were “cunning and malicious” and Kakehi made her victims drink cyanide “with a murderous intention.”The judge rejected defence arguments that she was not criminally liable because she was suffering from dementia.The trial lasted a marathon 135 days and captured the imagination of the Japanese public, with more than 560 people lining up for 51 seats in the courtroom.Kakehi reportedly amassed one billion yen ($8.8 million) in payouts over 10 years but subsequently lost most of the fortune through unsuccessful financial trading.She had relationships with many men, mostly elderly or ill, meeting some through dating agencies, where she reportedly stipulated that prospective partners should be wealthy and childless.Kakehi, also known as “The Poison Lady”, is said to have stashed some of her cyanide in a plant pot she later threw out.The poison was found in the body of at least two of the men she was involved with and police reportedly found traces of cyanide in the rubbish at her Kyoto home.They also found paraphernalia for administering drugs and medical books at an apartment she kept south of Kyoto.She initially refused to speak in court but then stunned observers by suddenly confessing to one of the murders, saying she had killed the man because he gave other women money while keeping cash from her.Kakehi also said she was ready to hang, vowing to “die smiling.”In an interview with Jiji last month in the Osaka detention centre, Kakehi said “I apologise with my death. Please hang me.”last_img

Presidents Obama Bush Speak At Dallas Police Shooting Memorial Service

first_img Share Houston Public MediaFormer President Georde W. Bush, Dallas Police Chief David Brown and President Barack Obama speak at the memorial service for 5 slain police officers in Dallas.UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: President Barack Obama said Americans can’t dismiss protesters who call attention to racial issues 50 years after the Civil Rights Act as troublemakers. Obama said Americans know that bigotry remains, some are affected by it more than others and that none of us “are entirely innocent.”He also said the country asks police “to do too much” and that we do “too little ourselves.”President Obama said the fatal shootings of five Dallas police officers would appear to have exposed “the deepest fault line of our democracy” but that Americans must reject such despair.The president spoke Tuesday in Dallas at the memorial service for the five, honoring the work of law enforcement officers. The president said officers answer a call that at any moment, even in the briefest of interactions, may put their life in harm’s way.He said fewer people are being mourned at the service because of the brave actions of the officers killed.Obama attended the memorial along with First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden.Courtesy Dallas Police DepartmentThe Dallas police officers killed by a suspect. From the bottom left in clockwise order: Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol and Lorne Ahrens.DART Officer Brent Thompson, 43; and Dallas police Officers Patrick Zamarripa, 32; Michael Krol, 40; Lorne Ahrens, 48; and Michael Smith, 55, were killed while guarding a peaceful protest against the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota July 7.Earlier during the memorial, former President George W. Bush said Americans should “remember their shared commitments for common ideals” as a means of bridging divisions.Bush said that Americans know we have one country and don’t want the unity of grief and fear, but hope.Bush also said of the five officers: “with their deaths, we have lost so much.”GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas also spoke. He said that in times of darkness, it’s important to remember that the officers who died and were injured in Dallas last week were “not overcome by evil.”Instead, Cornyn said the officers overcame evil by running toward gunfire, shielding citizens and sacrificing their own lives. He also praised Dallas Police Chief David Brown for his simple statement this week that “Dallas loves.”And Chief Brown recited lyrics from Stevie Wonder’s song “As” to the families of the five officers who were fatally shot last week.The chief said he often would find himself at a loss for words as a young man trying to get dates, and would use lyrics to express himself.That’s what he did at the service for the families of those who died. Brown said, among other lyrics: “just as hate knows love’s the cure, you can rest your mind assure that I’ll be loving you always.”Brown received a long, loud standing ovation from those in attendance.PREVIOUSLY: President Barack Obama finds himself in an all-too-familiar place when he leads a tribute to more lives ended by a man with a gun Tuesday in Dallas. A live video of the service from our partners at the PBS Newshour can be seen above.Obama will try Tuesday to help Dallas begin to heal after five of its police officers were slain in the line of duty. They were targeted by Micah Johnson, a 25-year-old Army veteran-turned-mass shooter, during what Obama denounced as a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack” by a “demented” individual.Obama is preparing to address a memorial service for the five slain officers that is set to start at 12:30 p.m. CTDART Officer Brent Thompson, 43; and Dallas police Officers Patrick Zamarripa, 32; Michael Krol, 40; Lorne Ahrens, 48; and Michael Smith, 55, were killed while guarding a peaceful protest against the police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota July 7. Obama’s spokesman says the president hopes to offer Dallas “some measure of comfort.”Former President and Texas Governor George W. Bush, a Dallas resident, is also scheduled to speak. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is among the lawmakers accompanying President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One as he travels to Dallas for the memorial.White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Tuesday that Cruz’s presence, as well as speeches from former President Bush and GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, are examples of how the country is not nearly as divided as it might seem. Given political debates, campaign rhetoric and congressional dysfunction. Earnest says that “it’s in moments of tragedy, that this unity is revealed.”Other members of Congress flying with the president include Democratic minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and Texas Democratic Reps. Marc Veasey and Eddie Bernice Johnson.last_img read more

Rainbow routines

first_imgFive day long Indradhanush Dilli 2014 – A festival of Art concluded  on 16 November with Seminar and Prize distribution ceremony at Delhi Karnataka Sangh RK Puram and Vishwa yuva Kendra, chanakyapuri in Delhi. 850 child artiste including differently-abled children from 16 states and 52 young classical dance artistes showcased their talent in Indradhanush Dilli 2014.Sunaina – society for the upliftment of national arts of India, is an NGO dedicated to the propagation of the art forms hosted for the seven consecutive year Indradhanush Dilli 2014 – A Festival of Arts from 12 to 16 November. The topic of the seminar was ‘Energising the mind and body with traditional arts of dance and music’. The seminar was attended by many prominent speakers like Founder director of Sunaina and Bharat Natyam Exponent Guru Kanak Sudhaker, Bharat Natyam Exponents Jyotsna Shourie and Rama Vaidyanathan, Director Inst. For Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Neeradha Chandra Mohan and Odissi and chau dancer Shagun Bhutani.    Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The five-day  dance festival was marked  by  wonderful performances by multi talented  850 child artiste and incredible performance of  52 artiste from all over India. The event hosted dance artiste from five year to 35 years age group. This event also saw great renowned names of Indian classical dances receive the award of Guru Samman.This year Sunaina felicitated Madhavi Mudgal, Jaylakshmi Eashwar and Evoor Rajendran Pillai. There were also performances of Odissi Dance by Debrabruta Barua Manipuri, Sudip Kumar Ghosh and troupe Kathak by Samantaa group Mohiniattam, Shruti K P and Kuchipuri by Avijit Das  on the inaugural day of Indradhanush Dilli 2014.  The  second day of the festival was marked by scintillating performance of  Vilasini Natyam by Vipanchi Rao, Bharatanatyam by Lakshita, Medha, Smrithi, Sathvikaa Kuchipudi Yakshagana by Pasumarthi Srinivasa Sarma and Troupe, and  Gaudiya Nritya by Ayan Mukherjee, Rachel Agnes, Parmita Banerjee, Ranjima Chatterjee and Sudeshna Majumdar. There were also  performances by  Bharatanatyam  dancer Aparajita Sarma. Also, differently-abled children from 16 states showcased their  talent in Indian dance, music and arts during the festival.last_img read more

Microsoft Edge full policy list

first_imgMicrosoft Edge full policy list by Martin Brinkmann on June 08, 2016 in Internet Explorer – Last Update: July 06, 2017 – 5 commentsThe following guide provides you with information about all Microsoft Edge policies up to the release of Windows 10’s Anniversary Update in Summer 2016.Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Windows 10. Most who used it agree that it works better than Internet Explorer in many regards, but also see quite a few issues of which some will be resolved with this Summer’s Anniversary Update for Windows 10.Policies are designed to manage Microsoft Edge, and here in particular in business environments and the enterprise.They allow administrators to disable or change features of the web browser to better adapt it to requirements and regulations.The following list includes all Microsoft Edge policies up to the Creators Update.Microsoft Edge full policy listYou find all Microsoft Edge policies under Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge.Please note that the Group Policy Editor is only available by default in Professional and Enterprise versions of Windows 10.Allow Address bar drop-down list suggestions (Windows 10 Build 1703): This policy determines whether address bar drop-down functionality is available.not configured: Drop-down functionality is availableenable: Drop-down functionality is availabledisable: Drop-down functionality is not available. Takes precedence over “Configure search suggestions in address bar” policy.Allow Adobe Flash (Windows 10 Build 1507): This enables or disables Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge.not configured: Adobe Flash is enabled.enable: Adobe Flash is enabled.disable: Adobe Flash is disabled.Allow clearing browsing data on exit (Windows 10 Build 1703): This policy determines whether browsing data is cleared on exit, and user control of the feature.not configured: Users are in control.enable: Clearing browsing history on browser exit is turned on.disable: Users are in control.Allow Developer Tools (Windows 10 Build 1511): The policy determines whether Developer Tools are available in Microsoft Edge.not configured: Developer Tools are availableenable: Developer Tools are availabledisable: Developer Tools are disabledAllow Extensions (Windows 10 Build 1607): Determines whether extensions can be loaded by users of Microsoft Edge.not configured: Extensions are available.enable: Extensions are available.disable: Extensions cannot be loaded.Allow InPrivate Browsing (Windows 10 Build 1511): The policy defines whether users of Edge can use the private browsing mode.not configured: InPrivate browsing mode is availableenable: InPrivate browsing mode is availabledisable: The mode is disabled and cannot be used.Allow Microsoft Compatibility List (Windows 10 Build 1607): Defines whether Edge will use the Microsoft Compatibility list to fix known compatibility issues with sites by suggesting to load the site in Internet Explorer 11.not configured: Microsoft Edge will use the Microsoft Compatibility list, and update it periodically.enable: Microsoft Edge will use the Microsoft Compatibility list, and update it periodically.disable: The Microsoft Compatibility list is not used.Allow search engine customization (Windows 10 Build 1703): This policy lets you decide if users can change the Microsoft Edge search engine. The setting only applies to domain-joined or MDM-enrolled devices.not configured: users may add new search engines to Edge, and may set a different default search engine.enable: users may add new search engines to Edge, and may set a different default search engine.disable: users may not add new search engines, and may not change the default search engine.Allow web content on New Tab Page (Windows 10 Build 1511): Defines whether the New Tab Page will be populated with content such as a personalized news feed or weather report.not configured: default New Tab Page.enable: default New Tab Page.disable: A blank page will be displayed when user’s open a new tab page in Microsoft Edge.Configure additional search engines (Windows 10 Build 1703): The policy may be used to add up to 5 additional search engines to Edge which cannot be removed by users. Note that this is only used by domain-joined or MDM-enrolled devices.not configured: no additional search engines are added.enable: Up to five search engines can be added.disable:no additional search engines are added.Configure Autofill (Windows 10 Build 1507): Defines whether autofill functionality is provided by Microsoft Edge.not configured: Autofill functionality is enabled.enable: Autofill functionality is enabled.disable: Users cannot make use of autofill in Edge to fill out forms automatically.Configure Cookies (Windows 10 Build 1507):  Define the cookie behavior in Microsoft Edge.not configured: all cookies are allowed.enable: Set cookies to a) allow all, b) block all, or c) block only third-party cookies.disable: all cookies are allowed.Configure Do Not Track (Windows 10 Build 1507): Defines whether Do Not Track headers are used to inform websites about the user’s preference.not configured: Users can configure the setting individually in Edge.enable: Do Not Track headers are sent to websites.disable: Do Not Track headers are never sent.Configure Favorites (Windows 10 Build 1511): Enables you to set a default list of favorites that appear for users when they start Edge.not configured: No default favorites.enable: Add one or multiple favorites to Edge that users see when they open the Favorites menu in the browser.disable: No default favorites.Configure Home Pages (Windows 10 Build 1511):  Use the policy to set home pages in Microsoft Edge.Configure Start Pages (Windows 10 Build 1703):not configured: Users can customize the home page in Edge.enable: Home pages set by policy are enforced and cannot be changed by the user.disable: Users can customize the home page in Edge.Configure Password Manager (Windows 10 Build 1507): Defines whether users can make use of the built-in password manager.not configured: Users can choose to use the password manager.enable: Allows the use of the password manager.disable: Password Manager is not available.Configure Pop-up Blocker (Windows 10 Build 1507): The policy controls the use of the pop-up blocker in Microsoft Edge.not configured: Users can select whether to use the pop-up blocker.enable: Pop-up blocker is turned on.disable: Pop-up blocker is disabled.Configure Search suggestions in address bar (Windows 10 Build 1507): The policy defines whether suggestions are shown when user’s type in Edge’s address bar.not configured: Users can choose whether to disable suggestions or not.enable: Search suggestions are shown in Edge when user’s type in the address bar.disable: Search suggestions are disabled.Configure SmartScreen Filter (Windows 10 Build 1507): The policy defines use of the SmartScreen Filter.Configure Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10 Build 1703):not configured: Users can choose to enable or disable the SmartScreen Filter.enable: SmartScreen Filter is turned on and cannot be turned ofdisable: SmartScreen Filter is turned off, and it cannot be turned on again.Configure the Adobe Flash Click-to-Run setting (Windows 10 Build 1703): The policy controls Adobe Flash’s Click-to-Run functionality.not configured: Flash content is only loaded when a user clicks on the “click-to-run” button, or if the site is in the auto-allowed listing.enable: Flash content is only loaded when a user clicks on the “click-to-run” button, or if the site is in the auto-allowed listing.disable: Click-to-run is disabled.Configure the Enterprise Mode Site List (Windows 10 Build 1507): Defines whether Enterprise Mode and Enterprise Mode Site List.not configured: Microsoft Edge won’t use Enterprise Mode.enable: Microsoft Edge will look for and use the Enterprise Mode Site List.disable: Microsoft Edge won’t use Enterprise Mode.Disable lockdown of Start pages (Windows 10 Build 1703): Lets you disable the lock down of Start pages if the Configure Start pages setting is in effect. This setting only applies to domain-joined or MDM-enrolled devices).not configured:  Users cannot change Start pages configured using the Configure Start pages setting.enable: You cannot lock down Start pages that are configured using Configure Start pages. Users may therefore modify the pages.disable: Users cannot change Start pages configured using the Configure Start pages setting.Keep favorites in sync between Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 Build 1703): This policy defines whether users can sync favorites between Edge and Internet Explorer.not configured: users cannot sync favorites between Edge and IE.enable: users are allowed to sync favorites between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.disable: users cannot sync favorites between Edge and IE.Prevent access to the about:Flags page in Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 Build 1507):  The policy defines whether users can access the about:flags page of the browser.not configured: Users can access the about:flags page.enable: The about:flags page cannot be accessed.disable: Users can access the about:flags page.Prevent bypassing SmartScreen prompts for files (Windows 10 Build 1511): The policy defines whether users can override the SmartScreen Filter warnings about downloading unverified files.Prevent bypassing Windows Defender SmartScreen prompts for files (Windows 10 Build 1703):not configured: Users can ignore SmartScreen Filter warnings when downloading files.enable: Users cannot ignore SmartScreen Filter warnings.disable: Users can ignore SmartScreen Filter warnings when downloading files.Prevent bypassing SmartScreen prompts for sites (Windows 10 Build 1511): Defines whether SmartScreen promtps for sites can be ignored by users.Prevent bypassing Windows Defender SmartScreen prompts for sites (Windows 10 Build 1703):not configured: Users can ignore SmartScreen Filter warnings for sites.enable: Users cannot ignore SmartScreen Filter warnings.disable: Users can ignore SmartScreen Filter warnings for sites.Prevent Microsoft Edge from gathering Live Tile information when pinning a site to Start (Windows 10 Build 1703): Defines whether Edge retrieves Live Tile metadata from ieonline.microosft.com.not configured: Microsoft Edge retrieves Live Tile metadata.enable: Edge is blocked from gathering the metadata.disable: Microsoft Edge retrieves Live Tile metadata.Prevent the First Run webpage from opening on Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 Build 1703): Defines whether users see the First Run webpage in Microsoft Edge.not configured: The First Run page is shown when Edge is opened for the first time.enable: The First Run page is not shown.disable: The First Run page is shown when Edge is opened for the first time.Prevent using Localhost IP address for WebRTC (Windows 10 Build 1511): Defines whether localhost IP addresses show when the WebRTC protocol is being used.not configured: Localhost IP addresses are shown.enable: Localhost IP addresses are hidden when using WebRTC.disable: Localhost IP addresses are shown.Send all intranet sites to Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 10 Build 1507): Defines whether all Intranet sites are opened in Internet Explorer.not configured: Intranet sites are opened in Microsoft Edge.enable: Intranet Sites are automatically opened in Internet Explorer 11.disable: Intranet sites are opened in Microsoft Edge.Set default search engine (Windows 10 Build 1703): This policy lets you set the default search engine for Microsoft Edge. Note that this setting applies only to domain-joined or MDM-enrolled devices.not configured: A default search engine is not selected.enable: You can specify a custom search engine that becomes the default search engine in Microsoft Edge.disable: A default search engine is not selected.Show message when opening sites in Internet Explorer (Windows 10 Build 1607): Defines whether an additional page is displayed in Edge when a site is opened in Internet Explorer.not configured: No additional pages are shown.enable: A page stating that a site has been opened in Internet Explorer is displayed in Edge.disable: No additional pages are shown.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Edge full policy listDescriptionThe overview lists all Microsoft Edge policies on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system up to the Creators Update edition of March 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

More than ever Barca more than club for Catalans

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day The difference between men and women when it comes to pain “Look, the truth is that ever since the Civil War there has always been tension in Spain,” said Pujol. “Having traveled in Spain, they always look at us as Catalans.”Ahead of kickoff before any “clasico,” Camp Nou traditionally greets Real Madrid players with a huge mosaic of Barcelona’s burgundy-and-blue stripes made up of colored cards. This year, for the first time, they held up cards forming the red-and-yellow striped Catalan “senyera” flag _ an explicit nationalist message. (Barca says it can neither confirm nor deny reports that its away uniform next season will be modeled on the senyera.)Then came the crowd’s collective shout for independence at 1714 hours _ in reference to the year 1714 when Barcelona fell to the troops of Philip V in the War of Spanish Succession. It was organized by a pro-independence group through social media.Barca fan David Fort sees his team as a vehicle to show the world that Catalonia has its own language and culture, which is distinct from what he called the “bulls and flamenco” associated with Spain.“We have this love for Barca because we have the chance to be represented around the world,” said Fort, a 38-year-old architect from the southern Catalan town of Tarragona. “When we travel and they ask me if I am Spanish, I say not exactly, but when I mention Barca they say `Ah! The Catalan team’, and of course since they are champions you feel proud.” Lifelong Barca club member Enric Pujol was at Camp Nou for this month’s game against Real Madrid, the team of Spain’s capital. Wearing his burgundy-and-blue Barca jersey, Pujol also held one of the hundreds of pro-independence “estelada” flags, featuring a white star in a blue triangle, which bristled throughout the stands.“It was a beautiful emotion to see Camp Nou like that,” said Pujol. “Barca is more than a club because of the values it transmits. It is linked to Catalan culture. In this sense it is a club and a social institution that acts like our flag.”Barca has been seen as a bastion of Catalan identity dating back to the three decades of dictatorship when Catalans could not openly speak, teach or publish in their native Catalan language. Barcelona writer Manuel Vazquez Montalban famously called the football team “Catalonia’s unarmed symbolic army.”Barca-Real Madrid matches have a nickname: “el clasico” _ the classic _ and they are one of the world’s most-watched sporting events, seen by 400 million people in 30 countries. But local passions run high. In Spain, where football has deep political and cultural connotations, many see the clashes of Spain’s most successful teams as a proxy battle between wealthy Catalonia and the central government in Madrid. If Barca is a symbol of Catalan nationalism, Real Madrid is an emblem of a unified Spain. Barca, like every institution in Spain, was marked by the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930s and resulting right-wing dictatorship that ended after Franco’s death in 1975.Franco’s soldiers killed Barca’s club president in 1936, and the club was forced to change its name from a Catalan to a Spanish version. And while Real Madrid was identified with the regime, Barca, for many, came to represent Catalan anti-fascist resistance.“Under Franco, people could not shout `Long Live Catalonia!,’ but they could shout `Long Live Barca!’ (¡Visca Barca!)” in Catalan, said Ernest Folch, a newspaper columnist who writes about Barca for El Periodico. The chant became a kind of code for expressing Catalan pride.“Barca is an anomaly. There is no other club with its particular history,” said Folch. “It survived the Franco dictatorship, and has always been a focal point for protest and ferment where sport has mixed with politics.”And politics is a very hot topic these days in Catalonia.Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 25 in regional elections sure to be judged as a litmus test of the strength of the pro-independence movement that brought 1.5 million people to the streets of Barcelona on Sept. 11 in the largest rally since the 1970s. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The upswing in separatist sentiment in Catalonia has forced both the club and its players_ many of whom form the backbone of Spain’s world champion national team _ to try a difficult balancing act between supporting their most fervent pro-independence fans without alienating the millions of others who are not.“We are Barca. We represent Catalonia and we will support whatever Catalans want,” said Barca and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez. But he added: “We try to isolate ourselves from everything outside the game. We know the political issue is there, and the people have the right to express themselves however they wish, but we are here to play football and make sure people have fun.”The glaring exception to the moderate tone is former coach Pep Guardiola, a hugely popular figure in Catalonia, who appeared in a video during the Sept. 11 march saying: “Here you have my vote for independence.”Two weeks after the politically charged “clasico,” Barca president Sandro Rosell made his first official visit to southern Spain to cool tensions at a meeting of Barca fan clubs.“I don’t know what information you are receiving here, but I preferred to come here and say on behalf of the club that Barca will never get mixed up in political issues,” Rosell told the 1,000 Spanish fans, promising that Barca would never display a mosaic of the separatist “estelada” flag at Camp Nou. Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Catalonia is heavily in debt and has in fact asked Spain for a (EURO)5.9 billion ($7.5 billion) bailout. Even so, regional lawmakers voted on Sept. 27 to hold a referendum on self-determination at a date still to be determined. And although it is still unclear that a “Yes” vote would win, Spain’s central government has called such a referendum unconstitutional and will surely try to stop it from taking place.That all puts Catalonia, and therefore Barca, in the midst of Spain’s struggles to deal with consequences of back-to-back recessions, 25 percent unemployment, and high public debt that has drawn it into the euro crisis along with already bailed-out Greece, Ireland and Portugal.Barca’s appeal, of course, transcends its regional identity. The team is beloved throughout the world, and a poll last year found that it had displaced Real Madrid as Spain’s most popular team. Barca has 546 fan clubs in Catalonia, and 841 in the rest of Spain. Some of these fans_ even in Catalonia _ disagree with what they perceive as the political turn the club has taken in recent years.“It’s surreal to talk about these ideas related to independence,” said fan Jamie Easton, 27, a Spaniard born in Barcelona to a British father and a mother of Catalan descent. “Barca is a Catalan and Spanish club because Barcelona is part of Spain, and fans can feel however they want.” Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Associated PressBARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Nearly 20 minutes into the latest clash between Spain’s most popular football teams, Barcelona’s 98,000-seat Camp Nou stadium erupted into a deafening roar. Tens of thousands of Catalans in the city at the heart of their separatist movement chanted in unison: “Independence!”More than ever, FC Barcelona, known affectionately as Barca, is living up to its motto of being “more than a club” for this wealthy northeastern region where Spain’s economic crisis is fueling separatist sentiment. “This doesn’t mean that this isn’t a Catalan club and that of course we will defend our roots and origins, but one thing shouldn’t be mixed with the other. One thing is politics and the other is identity. Barca unites us all.”___AP Writer Jorge Sainz contributed to this report from Madrid.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img

Initial Jobless Claims Drop to 5Year Low

first_img Share First-time claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending April 27 dropped 18,000 to 324,000, the lowest level in more than five years, the “”Labor Department””:http://www.ows.doleta.gov/press/2013/050213.asp reported Thursday. Economists expected claims to increase to 354,000 initial claims. Initial jobless claims for the week ending April 20 were revised up to 344,000 from the originally reported 342,000.[IMAGE]The number of filings was the lowest since the week ending January 19, 2008.The number of persons continuing to collect unemployment insurance for the week ending April 20 (reported on a one week lag) rose 12,000 to 3,019,000. Continuing claims for the week ending April 13 were revised up to 3,007,000 from the originally reported 3,000,000.The four-week moving average of initial claims fell 16,000 to 342,250. The four-week moving average of continuing claims fell 18,000 to 3,055,500.The report will have no impact on the employment situation report to be issued Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) detailing the number of payroll jobs and the unemployment rate for April. The BLS report will be based on data collected for the week including the 12th calendar day of the month.From mid-March to mid-April, the moving average of first-time unemployment claims increased 14,000, and the four-week moving average rose 21,000, suggesting layoffs will be a drag on net new payroll jobs for April. For March, BLS reported the economy added a disappointing 88,000 payroll jobs.Economists anticipate Friday’s report will show gains of about 160,000 jobs with the unemployment rate unchanged at 7.6 percent.The week-over-week decline in unemployment claims was the third in the last four weeks following three straight weekly increases. The Labor Department offered no explanation for the sharp decline in claims or the downward trend that coincided with favorable seasonal adjustment factors.The continuing claims data series is often the more significant series in forecasting the unemployment rate and payroll totals. Essentially, there are only three ways [COLUMN_BREAK]to stop collecting unemployment insurance: if the individual gets a job, if benefits expire, or if the individual is no longer available to collect. From mid-March to mid-April, the continuing claims four-week moving average fell 4,250, which could suggest a more robust payroll report.The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending April 13 was 4,963,449, a decrease of 108,631 from the previous week, the Labor Department said. There were 6,597,715 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012.The Labor Department said states reported 1,777,737 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending April 13, a decrease of 12,579 from the prior week. There were 2,724,432 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC benefits are threatened by the federal budget sequester. Mississippi announced a cutback last week with a notice to recipients telling them to expect a 12.8 percent reduction in their weekly benefits.Rich Hobbie, director of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (state agencies which administer unemployment insurance programs) said in written testimony during a congressional hearing last month that 11 states might drop the EUC program entirely due to sequestration. According to the BLS, 11,742,000 persons were officially considered unemployed in March, which means that of those individuals counted as unemployed, 6.78 million were not receiving any form of government unemployment insurance for the week ending April 13, up from 6.59 million one week earlier.States continue to borrow from the federal government to cover shortfalls in those funds which will eventually have to be repaid–unless Congress intervenes–with higher assessments on employers. Since those assessments are a percentage of payrolls, they discourage employers from adding new workers. As of April 30, 24 states had borrowed a total of $28.6 billion. One week earlier, 23 states had an aggregate $29.9 billion in outstanding loans to cover shortfalls. Six states–California, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Ohio–each owe more than $1 billion, which may require higher unemployment premiums or special assessments on employers in those states.According to the Labor Department detail, also reported on a one-week lag, the largest increases in initial claims for the week ending April 20 were in Michigan (+6,172), Massachusetts (+4,101), Connecticut (+2,452), Rhode Island (+1,427), and Nevada (+535), while the largest decreases were in California (-16,681), New York (-6,443), Pennsylvania (-3,646), Texas (-3,070), and Indiana (-1,637)._Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 8:45 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Eastern._ May 2, 2013 440 Views Unemployment,Initial Jobless Claims Drop to 5-Year Lowcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Jobs Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Payrolls Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2013-05-02 Mark Lieberman in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

Related Worlds first freetext flight search tool

first_img RelatedWorld’s first free-text flight search tool for Facebook launched by SkyscannerWorld’s first free-text flight search tool for Facebook launched by SkyscannerSkyscanner announces partnership with China’s number one search engineSkyscanner international flight search results now appear directly on Baidu search pagesNew search engine goes visualA new search engine has been launched in private beta form, offering up a ‘visual’ search. A new ‘search within a search’ tool has been launched by Google that could have a major impact on travel search patterns.The search engine has introduced a new search feature that detects user demand for further search once on a hosted site – and enables this search within the Google window.Travel search site Travolution claimed that the new tool could impact on flight search, detecting different responses from Google to perceived user demand for refined search results within requested travel sites.Claiming that none of the main UK meta search engines yielded the sub-box so far, the site identified Ryanair as one of the only airlines that Google provided the feature for.Some online travel agents such as Expedia and Opodo were found to contain the sub-box when accessed through Google, while others including Lastminute.com were not.A Google blog post explained its criteria, saying: “This feature will now occur when we detect a high probability that a user wants more refined search results within a specific site.”While for some sites the Google feature will doubtless be a positive, E-Consultancy highlighted the fact that others would prefer refined search to occur on site, where they can monitor customer behaviour more closely.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

PolisPaphos buses start running

first_imgSix daily trips to and from Paphos airport will be run by Polis municipality, some of which already started last week.A representative of Mayor Giotis Papachristofi told the Cyprus Mail that the trips would end a little before the new school year begins. The mayor hopes that they will continue on an annual basis.The buses will leave Polis Chrysochous at noon, and every two hours after that. The trips will take an hour on average to reach the airport and the last bus will be at 11pm. The representative did not have details on pricing.Buses from the airport to Polis Chrysochous will start at 10:45am and the last bus will be at 00:30am.You May LikeBeach RaiderCars That Will Last 250,000 Miles – Is Yours On This List?Beach RaiderUndoElcondicional.comDiscover tricks to save at homeElcondicional.comUndo6 Alternative Summer Destinations6 Alternative Summer Destinations That Beat the Beach6 Alternative Summer DestinationsUndo Companies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoRomanian man missing from Paphos homeUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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