After initially leaving the theatre she returned and accepted the rule. But Adeliyi says theatre owner Rui Pereira intervened to refuse her entry, and instead called the police and told her she would be arrested. Login/Register With: “This went from zero to 100 very quickly,” said Adeliyi, noting the owner started filming and taking pictures of her. She adds that when he called 911 and described her as “a black woman wearing black and being disruptive,” she realized she was “dealing with something deeper.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Local actress Wendy Olunike Adeliyi just wanted to see the movie Loving. But she says she was denied entry to Kingsway Theatre in a case of racial discrimination, and is demanding an apology. “When you describe someone as black and dangerous and threatening, that has gotten a lot of black women and men killed,” she added, noting she never raised her voice during the encounter. She said she’s considering filing a formal complaint.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE ON eBOSS Facebook Advertisement Twitter Pereira strongly denies any discrimination, and says the theatre was simply enforcing its policies. Adeliyi, who has appeared in TV series such as Workin’ Moms, Republic of Doyle and Flashpoint, said she was refused a movie ticket unless she surrendered her backpack. Her backpack contained a laptop and money and she felt uncomfortable turning it over.
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16 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that parents, the Internet industry and policy makers all have a role to play in eliminating hate speech from cyberspace. “Some of the newest technologies are being used to peddle some of the oldest fears,” Mr. Ban said at a seminar in New York entitled “Cyberhate” – the latest in an ongoing series on combating intolerance, organized by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI).“We have seen it time and again,” he said, “targeting innocents because of their faith, their race, their ethnicity, their sexual orientation.”The Secretary-General said everyone has a role to play in eliminating cyber hate. Parents have a responsibility to teach their children to safely surf the net, he said. The Internet industry can help ensure that hate speech does not proliferate online, and policy makers must “take a hard look at this problem and work to safeguard people while balancing basic freedoms and human rights.” Among the other speakers scheduled for the full-day gathering were Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information; Hemanshu Nigam, Chief Security Officer, News Corporation and MySpace; and Marta Santos Pais, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.The UN began the “Unlearning Intolerance” series in 2004 with discussions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and has continued the programme with lectures and seminars since then.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2013 12:51 pm MDT EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – Two U.S. investment firms are buying a controlling stake in Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc., which operates mills in New Brunswick and Maine.Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Atlas Holdings announced Tuesday that they expected to close the deal with Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) in about three weeks.Financial details were not disclosed and Brookfield, which confirmed it owns 51 per cent of Twin Rivers, declined to comment further.The New Brunswick government is a general partner and creditors of the company that emerged in 2010 from the bankruptcy filing of Fraser Paper own a minority interest.Twin Rivers, with about 1,200 employees, is an integrated specialty paper company that manufactures packaging, label and publishing products with mill operations in Madawaska, Maine, and Edmundston, N.B. It also has a lumber sawmill operation in Plaster Rock, N.B.New Brunswick Premier David Alward said the province was “excited to have new partners such as Atlas and Blue Wolf invest in the province and commit to growing this operation and working with us as we continue to rebuild our economy.”“The local communities and our entire forest sector value the jobs and role that Twin Rivers plays,” Alward said.The New York-based investment firms have already invested jointly in a pulp mill in Pictou, N.S., and in an integrated pulp and paper business in Glens Falls, N.Y.Separately, Atlas employs about 5,000 people at 30 locations in North America, Europe and Asia while Blue Wolf owns seven U.S. companies.“Twin Rivers produces specialty papers and lumber products that are well regarded throughout the industry,” Blue Wolf managing partner Adam Blumenthal said in a statement.“Our plan is to build on these strengths as we seek to position the operations for long-term success and as a key contributor in the revitalization of the forest products sector in Maine and New Brunswick.”Tim Fazio, managing partner of Atlas Holdings, said that with the support and guidance of his firm and Blue Wolf, “we believe we can provide Twin Rivers with additional resources to address its capital needs, cost structure, market exposure and other critical operational challenges presented by the highly competitive forest products industry.”Dave Coles, president of the Canadian Energy and Paperworkers Union, which represents workers at Twin Rivers operations in Edmundston and Plaster Rock, praised the development.“We have long represented workers at companies owned by Atlas and Blue Wolf and we know them to be thoughtful and creative investors who are committed to the industry,” Coles said.“We will work with the new ownership to protect jobs and pensions for our active and retired members.” Brookfield to sell its controlling stake in N.B. forest products company
The nature of the Afghan conflict has added yet another grim dimension as ground combat among the warring parties surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2014, the United Nations reported today.This “disturbing upward spiral” has meant the number of children and other vulnerable Afghans killed and wounded since the beginning of the year rose dramatically and “is proving to be devastating”, according to the sobering new survey released in Kabul by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). “More efforts are needed to protect civilians from the harms of conflict and to ensure accountability for those deliberately and indiscriminately killing them,” said the Director of Human Rights for UNAMA, Georgette Gagnon.Attacks which fail to distinguish between a military and civilian objective and attacks that deliberately target civilians are serious violations of international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes.The 2014 Mid-Year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, prepared in coordination with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), notes that while civilian casualties caused by IEDs also increased to unprecedented levels over the same period in 2013, deaths and injuries caused by mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire in ground engagements jumped dramatically as the frequency and intensity of these incidents increased in 2014, particularly in areas with concentrated civilian populations.“The nature of the conflict in Afghanistan is changing in 2014 with an escalation of ground engagements in civilian-populated areas,” said the UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General in Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Ján Kubiš. “The impact on civilians, including the most vulnerable Afghans, is proving to be devastating.”From 1 January to 30 June 2014, UNAMA documented 4,853 civilian casualties, up 24 per cent over the same period in 2013. Civilian Deaths and Injuries – January to June 2009-2014. Credits: UNAMAIncluded in the toll were 1,564 civilian deaths (up 17 per cent) and 3,289 injuries (up 28 per cent). Ground engagements caused two of every five civilian casualties in 2014 accounting for 39 per cent of all civilian casualties: 1,901 in total, up 89 per cent from 2013, with 474 civilians killed and 1,427 injured.Total child civilian casualties increased 34 per cent in the first six months of 2014 to 1,071, including 295 killed and 776 injured, while total women civilian casualties increased 24 per cent to 440, including 148 killed and 292 injured. Ground engagements took the lives of 112 children and injured 408, with the total 520 child casualties, an increase of 111 per cent over 2013. Ground engagements killed 64 Afghan women and injured 192, with the total 256 women casualties, up 61 per cent over 2013.“In 2014, the fight is increasingly taking place in communities, public places and near the homes of ordinary Afghans, with death and injury to women and children in a continued disturbing upward spiral,” said UNAMA’s Gagnon.Improvised explosive devices used by anti-Government elements, the second leading cause of civilian casualties in 2014, were behind 1,463 civilian casualties – up seven per cent from 2013 and the highest number of civilian casualties from this tactic recorded in a six month period since 2009.The report states that the use of remote-controlled IEDs increased 13 per cent, with 205 incidents causing 637 civilian casualties including 150 deaths and 487 injuries. Of utmost concern, the use of indiscriminate illegal pressure-plate IEDs experienced a resurgence in 2014, killing 161 civilians and injuring 147, with a total 308 civilian casualties, a 33 per cent increase over 2013.Suicide and complex attacks by Anti-Government Elements, the third leading cause of civilian casualties, killed 156 and injured 427, with the total of 583 civilian casualties.In the first half of 2014, the Taliban publicly claimed responsibility for 147 attacks that resulted in 553 civilian casualties with 234 civilians killed and 319 injured. While Taliban fighters appeared to direct 76 of these attacks at military targets that indiscriminately harmed civilians, 69 attacks deliberately targeted civilians, including tribal elders, civilian Government and justice sector employees, and civilians in restaurants. UNAMA attributed 74 per cent of all civilian casualties to anti-Government elements and nine per cent to Pro-Government Forces (eight per cent to Afghan national security forces and one per cent to international military forces), while 12 per cent occurred in ground engagements between insurgents and Afghan forces which could not be attributed to a specific party. The remaining casualties were caused mainly by explosive remnants of war.Compared with the first six months of 2009, when UNAMA began to monitor civilian casualties, the number of civilians killed by anti-Government elements doubled in 2014 while the number of civilians killed by Pro-Government forces has been cut by half almost entirely due to reduced civilian casualties from aerial operations of international military forces.“The long-term trend shows that Anti-Government Elements are responsible for an increasingly large share of civilian casualties in the conflict,” said Special Representative Kubiš. “While all parties to the conflict – including Afghan national security forces – must do more to uphold their obligations under international law to avoid harm to civilians, the onus is clearly on the Taliban and other anti-Government elements to reverse this trend and deliver on their stated commitments to do so.”UNAMA made a number of recommendations addressed to anti-Government elements, the Government of Afghanistan and the International Military Forces in in its 2014 Mid-Year Report to improve the protection of civilians.UNAMA shared a draft of it 2014 Mid-Year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict with the Government of Afghanistan, the Taliban and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Comments from all these parties were carefully reviewed and addressed as appropriate in the report. UNAMA continues to work with all parties to the conflict to support their efforts to protect civilians and to end and prevent civilian casualties.
“Given the broadening recognition in Iran that death penalty does not deter drug crime and that anti-narcotics laws need to be reformed, I call on Iran to take the important first step of instituting a moratorium on the use of death penalty,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.Last year, at least 966 people were executed in Iran – the highest rate in more than two decades – the majority for drug offences. At least four of those executed in 2015 were juveniles. So far this year, 60 executions have reportedly been carried out in Iran, less than the number in the same period last year.He, however, noted that five men were hanged last weekend, three of them on charges of narcotics trafficking. The other two men were convicted of murder.In at least one of the cases, that of Rashid Kouhi, there were serious concerns about the fairness of the trial and the denial of his right to appeal. Kouhi was sentenced to death in 2012 after he was found in possession of 800 grams of crystal meth. He was executed last Saturday in Gilan province in northern Iran.In December last year, 70 parliamentarians presented a bill to amend the existing mandatory death penalty for drug offences. The bill provides for life imprisonment in such cases. It remains to be seen whether it will be taken forward in the new Parliament.“There have been encouraging signs from within Iran towards reform of the law, from the judiciary, the executive and the legislature and I hope the new Parliament will adopt these changes,” Mr. Zeid said. “But it is unfortunate that executions for drug-related offences – crimes that clearly do not meet the threshold under international human rights law for application of the death penalty – continue to be carried out in the meantime.”He also expressed serious concerns about the large number of juvenile offenders reported to be on death row in Iran. He urged the authorities to ensure that no one is executed for offences committed under the age of 18, stressing that there is a strict prohibition against the execution of juvenile offenders in international human rights law, including in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Iran ratified in 1975 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which it ratified in 1994.
I wrote last week about the vagaries of stoppage time at the World Cup. The referee decides how many minutes to add at the end of each half of play — ostensibly based on how much of each 45-minute half was lost to injury, bookings, goal celebrations and other major delays. The referee doesn’t have to explain the decision, and it can sometimes puzzle fans and rankle teams. Trailing sides think they’re due more time, and leading sides want to get things over with quickly.Researchers have found that more than just time delays influence the amount of stoppage-time allotted. Refs in Spanish club football “systematically favor home teams by shortening close games where the home team is ahead, and lengthening close games where the home team is behind,” Luis Garicano, Ignacio Palacios-Huerta and Canice Prendergast reported in 2005.At the World Cup, only the host — Brazil, this year — truly has a home-field advantage. But in club soccer, home advantage is more relevant, and current data shows it’s not just Spanish club refs who favor the home side. Many of the clubs that enjoy the biggest home advantage in stoppage time play in Major League Soccer, the top U.S. and Canadian professional league. Although some U.S. fans objected to the amount of stoppage time awarded at the end of the U.S.-Portugal match, their domestic league is the club king of home-cooked stoppage time.To estimate home advantage in club soccer, I asked soccer stats providers TruMedia Networks for data from the major European club competitions, plus MLS. Using Opta data, TruMedia compiled the average amount of stoppage time awarded for clubs when playing at home, when entering second-half stoppage time in two different game states: ahead by a goal or trailing by a goal. That’s when the amount of stoppage time matters most: The leading team wants less time awarded, to hang on to the lead, and the trailing team wants more time to seek an equalizer. Teams’ motivations in tied games are harder to detect, and teams leading by two or more goals usually can rest easy entering stoppage time. (The data for the European clubs covers matches in the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and the Champions League since 2010-2011; in MLS, it covers all matches since 2012, through last Tuesday.)Average Allotted Stoppage TimeIn all, the data included 1,884 matches in which the home team led by a goal entering stoppage time, and 1,326 matches in which the home team trailed by a goal entering stoppage time. (There are more of the former because home teams win more often than they lose.) On average, the home team gets eight more seconds when it needs more time than when it doesn’t: Three minutes and 59 seconds compared to three minutes and 51 seconds. That’s a 4 percent increase: small, but enough to get the average home team a net gain in goals when it needs them over thousands of matches.The home edge varies widely across leagues. In Ligue 1, it’s somewhat surprisingly reversed: The home team gets 1 percent less time, on average, when trailing by a goal than when leading by a goal. Serie A and the Premier League — despite the fame of Fergie time — are around average. And in the Bundesliga and MLS, the home edge is a whopping 11 percent. That amounts to a more significant edge in absolute soccer terms for MLS home teams, however, because the average amount of stoppage time awarded is greater in the U.S. club league: Home teams trailing by a goal get an average of 28 more seconds than those leading by a goal in MLS, compared to just 19 more seconds in the Bundesliga.It’s impossible to say over a single match, or a small set of matches, that stoppage-time awarding is flawed: Maybe the game in which the home team trailed did have more disruptions, by chance or because there’s something systematic about such matches that eats more time. But the gap in MLS and Bundesliga, over more than 300 matches in each, is big enough to be suspicious. That doesn’t mean refs are consciously favoring the home side: It’s possible they’re influenced by the crowd or other circumstances without knowing it.Some clubs get an especially immense home advantage at the end of matches. Most of the biggest outliers are in the MLS. Among the 183 clubs studied, 117 had at least five home matches in the sample in which they entered stoppage time behind by a goal, and also had at least five matches in which they entered stoppage time ahead by a goal. Among these 117 clubs, the five with the biggest favorable home edge in absolute terms all were in the MLS. Ranking instead by percentage edge, these same five clubs place in the top nine. They are the Chicago Fire, the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps, Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City.Average Allotted Stoppage TimeGarth Lagerwey, general manager of Real Salt Lake, wasn’t surprised by the findings. He attributed them in part to the inexperience of MLS refs. Few have been full-time employees, though their number has increased this season after a lockout, “so they’re right at the beginning of the curve in terms of referee-growth development,” Lagerwey said in a phone interview. The influence of the crowd on refs “shows up in every sport: the NFL, the NBA and soccer,” he said. “The more experienced the referee, the less variation” he’d expect in stoppage time depending on the situation.Peter Walton, general manager of the Professional Referee Organization, which employees MLS refs, said he’d take a closer look at the issue of fairness in stoppage-time decisions. “I was not aware of any patterns in stoppage-time allowance,” Walton said in an email. “However, on the strength of your data I will be taking more interest in stoppage time per club. This is such a subjective topic and I feel more definitive guidelines are required to become more transparent in its use.”
OSU redshirt junior outfielder Alex Bayne (left). Credit: Courtesy of OSU“Small but mighty” might be the most fitting adage to describe Ohio State softball player Alex Bayne. Despite standing a mere 5-foot-5, the redshirt junior is currently leading her team in home runs and RBIs after three weekends of play.“She’s a monster in the weight room,” said OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly.Bayne, a Texas native, played her freshman year at Marshall University in West Virginia but said she did not find her fit in the team and culture. After visiting a friend at OSU, she fell in love with the community and decided to transfer.“I saw the team was having open tryouts, and I was lucky enough for them to want me to come on,” Bayne said.Schoenly already envisioned Bayne, who took a year off from playing in 2014, as a great addition to the team prior to tryouts.“She pestered me over email for seven months, saying, ‘Coach, I want to try out for the team,’” Schoenly said. “After, she came into my office and had zero expectations. She was willing to do whatever we needed her to do.”This conversation showed Schoenly the type of selfless player the outfielder was — and continues to be — as she steps into a larger leadership role this season.“My close friends last year were the leaders, and I just followed in their footsteps and communicated with my coaches about what they and my team need out of me,” Bayne said.Bayne, who studies strategic communication, was given the OSU Sportsmanship Award in 2015, in addition to being named a scholar-athlete. Because of her natural leadership skills, her teammates nominated her to be a captain despite having just a lone season donning the scarlet and gray. Senior teammate Maddy McIntyre, who ultimately earned the captain role, indicated her enthusiasm about what Bayne continues to bring to the team.“Bayne has kind of taken it to a new level this year. She’s really stepped up into a leadership role,” McIntyre said. “She’s just the embodiment of empathy and so mature beyond her years.”Like McIntyre, Schoenly also described Bayne as lighthearted and commended her incessant dedication to the team.“She’s never going to leave anybody out. She’s a part of every group on the team,” Schoenly said, mentioning how Bayne will offer to give teammates rides or help the pitchers out at any chance she gets.Schoenly also recalled a game against Nebraska last season when Bayne’s commitment first started to show.“I put her in to pinch hit and she hit a double. I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to keep her in,’ and then she hit another double,” Schoenly said.Within two weeks, Bayne had earned a starting position, and by the end of the season, she was hitting .375 with 17 RBIs.“A few games after Nebraska, she hit two home runs against Ohio University,” Schoenly said. “Because of her commitment to the process, she was more than ready for the opportunity.”Those two home runs were just the beginning of the slugger’s ascension to being one of the Buckeyes’ most dominant and consistent hitters. As she takes on a starting role, Bayne said she wants to focus on what her team needs rather than being only a big hitter.“Hopefully, I can continue to keep doing what I’ve been doing, but I’m not trying to think too big,” Bayne said. “Just bat on ball.”McIntyre laughed when asked what she expects from Bayne as the season moves forward.“If she could hit three home runs every weekend, we would love that,” she joked. Regardless of whether Bayne actually hits three home runs per weekend, she said she plans to keep supporting her teammates no matter what happens. “I just want to be there for my team through the ups and downs of it all,” she said.Bayne is planning to use her fifth year of eligibility on the diamond to attend OSU for graduate school, where she hopes to prepare for a career in either a communication program at a university or an athletics public relations firm.To Schoenly, who praised her player’s outlook on life, Bayne is the precedent for the younger players when it comes to making the most out of any opportunity.“She has this ‘I’m not taking anything for granted’ attitude,” Schoenly said. “She is really competitive, though.”Right now, Bayne’s competitive edge is the epicenter of the Buckeyes’ dynamic start to the season. The Scarlet and Gray are 9-4 with a chance to bolster that mark during a four-game stint in Tempe, Arizona, beginning Friday. When asked about whether her choice to come to OSU was the right one, Bayne’s eyes lit up as she started to grin.“It’s been one of the best decisions of my life,” she said.
On October 30th, there will be a new 7-inch Android tablet hitting retail shelves in North America. While you’re probably hoping that means the new 32GB Nexus 7, it’s actually Acer trying to sneak its new Iconia Tab A110 into the limelight.It’s a decent little 7-inch slate, powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz (sound familiar?). There’s also 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 2 megapixel Hangout-friendly front-facing camera.Based on how the A110 looks on paper, Acer’s going to have a tough time selling this 7-incher. With the base model priced at $229, it’s a full $30 more than the Nexus 7. And that 1024×600 resolution isn’t as sharp as what you’d get if you gave your money directly to Google instead. You’ll also be giving up about 900mAh of additional power if you opt for the A110.But hey, at least the A110 has a microSD expansion slot and a micro HDMI port.With that 32GB Nexus 7 all but confirmed, there’s a good chance Google’s tablets will see either a spec or pricing shakeup on the same day the Ionia Tab A110 is set to launch — invites have already gone out, so we’ll know soon enough just how much trouble the A110 is in.You’ve got to give Google bonus points for timing on the event now that Acer’s revealed a launch date for it’s latest slab. Is someone trying to send a strong message about that whole Aliyun OS kerfuffle?
Les forêts européennes souffrent de leur fragmentationA ce jour, l’Europe compte 1,02 milliard d’hectares de forêt, soit un quart du total mondial. Chaque année, elle gagne 800.000 hectares de superficie. Pourtant, les forêts européennes sont malgré tout menacées, alerte le Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement (Pnue). L’organisme onusien évoque en effet un morcellement croissant des forêts engendré par les abattages et les incendies.Le 5 juin prochain, la journée mondiale de l’Environnement sera consacrée aux forêts et à leur préservation. Si les forêts européennes, celles de la Russie comprises, représentent le quart de la surface forestière mondiale et augmentent régulièrement chaque année, elles sont elles aussi menacées, alertent le PNUE à cette occasion.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasIvonne Higuero, une experte de l’organisation onusienne, a présenté un rapport sur l’état des forêts européenne en 2011. “La bonne nouvelle est une augmentation du nombre de régions forestières”, a-t-elle annoncé, rapporte le site de la RTBF. Chaque année, l’Europe gagne 800.000 hectares de surfaces boisées. Mais “la mauvaise nouvelle est que cette progression n’est pas répartie également entre les pays” du continent, a déploré Ivonne Higuero. Mais la principale menace qui pèse sur les forêts européennes est un morcellement croissant, qui concerne surtout notamment l’Espagne, le centre de l’Europe et le nord de la Méditerranée. Une fragmentation engendrée par les abattages, les incendies, la conversion de terres pour l’agriculture et l’urbanisation.Le morcellement des forêts rend les parcelles “plus vulnérables aux changements climatiques”, menaçant la survie de certaines espèces. le PNUE recommande alors la création de “corridors verts” reliant les espaces boisés. La fragmentation menace en outre “la stabilité des sols” et pourrait avoir un impact important sur l’approvisionnement en eaudes “villes et communautés qui vivent de ces écosystèmes”, explique le rapport. Les experts du PNUE et de la Commission européenne travaillent alors sur une carte des zones les plus touchées par le phénomène, et devraient pouvoir la présenter lors de la réunion ministérielle sur les forêts qui se tiendra à Oslo du 14 au 16 juin prochains. Le 2 juin 2011 à 11:45 • Emmanuel Perrin
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Funding for the Army’s family programs has remained consistent in recent years, but those support programs would be threatened if the Budget Control Act spending caps are fully imposed in fiscal 2016, senior Army leaders said this week at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting.The next wave of budget cuts would be “devastating,” said Army Secretary John McHugh. Congress has allocated $1.2 billion annually for family programs over the last four years, which represents an increase from earlier. Lawmakers allocated about $700 million for family support six years ago.Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned that budget cuts mandated by the statutory spending caps would jeopardize all elements of readiness, reported Soldiers magazine.“We are now about to, if we continue down the path that we’re on, start cutting into readiness. That will be readiness of not only training and manning and equipping forces, but it will also be family readiness, which is fundamental to the readiness of the force. Programs will end up either being cut completely or will be prioritized to the point that they’ll be funded at much lower rates than they are right now,” Milley said.Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey urged family members to let local commanders know which programs they find most valuable. Commanders have the flexibility to decide which programs should be preserved in the face of spending reductions, based on the preferences of military families at their installation.“That’s what our new family program is about,” Dailey said, “tailoring mission and needs with regards to the installation and the environment that exists at the installation. But we need to be informed on that.”Milley stressed the importance of taking proper care of Army families.“It’s all about readiness because our soldiers, when we go overseas and we are in harm’s way, we need to, we want to focus on our jobs and destroy our enemies. For us to do that, we have got to know that our children are in good schools and our families are in good houses, that we’ve got good medical care,” he said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Linux Mint team targets May or June 2018 for Linux Mint 19 release by Martin Brinkmann on January 04, 2018 in Linux – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 9 commentsThe release of Linux Mint 18.3 in November 2017 put the development focus of the team on Linux Mint 19, the next major version of the popular Linux distribution.Linux Mint 19 is the first significant release of the operating system since June 2016 when Linux Mint 17, codename Sarah, was released by the team.The developers plan to release Linux Mint 19 “around May/June 2018”. Just like its predecessors, Linux Mint 19 will be supported for a total of five years until 2023. The previous versions of Linux Mint, Linux Mint 17.x and Linux Mint 18.x, are supported until April 2019 and 2021 respectively.Continued support for older versions means that users don’t need to rush to upgrade machines to the new release version of Linux Mint as previous versions are still supported when Linux Mint 19 is released.Linux Mint 19 will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Long Term Service release). Ubuntu’s development team aims for an April 2018 release for the new Ubuntu version that is codenamed Bionic Beaver, and Linux Mint 19 will follow soon thereafter.The two current versions of Linux Mint, Linux Mint 17.x, and 18.x are also based on Ubuntu LTS releases. Linux Mint 17 is based on Ubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint 18.x is based on Ubuntu 16.04.The new Linux Mint version goes under the codename Tara, and it is likely that future versions of Linux Mint 19.x will use codenames starting with T as well as previous versions followed that scheme.The only other bit of information that the team shared in a blog post on the official Linux Mint Blog is that Linux Mint 19 will use GTK 3.22.GTK 3.22 is a major stable release for GTK3. From there on, the theming engine and the APIs are stable. This is a great milestone for GTK3. It also means Linux Mint 19.x (which will become our main development platform) will use the same version of GTK as LMDE 3, and distributions which use components we develop, such as Fedora, Arch..etc. This should ease development and increase the quality of these components outside of Linux Mint.Now You: What would you like to see in Linux Mint 19?SummaryArticle NameLinux Mint team targets May or June 2018 for Linux Mint 19 releaseDescriptionThe release of Linux Mint 18.3 in November 2017 put the development focus of the team on Linux Mint 19, the next major version of the popular Linux distribution.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month’s surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen.The 53.4 billion yen ($439.6 million) deficit in April for the world’s third-biggest economy compared with a 227.4 billion yen surplus in March, the first in several years.But thanks to lower oil and gas prices, the deficit fell more than forecast, nearly 94 percent from April 2014, when the deficit was 825.5 billion yen, the Finance Ministry reported Monday. The vital role family plays in society “As a result, we think that both exports and imports will slow or even decline this quarter,” he said.In April, exports rose 8 percent year-on-year to 6.55 trillion yen ($53.9 billion) while imports dropped 4.2 percent to 6.6 trillion yen ($54.3 billion).Japan’s exports to the U.S., Japan’s biggest market, rose 21 percent from a year earlier to 1.36 trillion yen ($11.2 billion) while imports from the U.S. rose 24 percent, to 714.1 billion yen ($5.9 billion).Vehicle and parts exports surged 23 percent, machinery exports climbed 19 percent and those of electrical machinery rose 17 percent, thanks to stronger growth in the U.S. and demand in other regions of Asia.Japan’s exports to China edged up 2.4 percent, to 1.21 trillion yen ($9.95 billion), a slower pace than usual due to waning growth in Asia’s biggest economy. Exports to all of Asia rose 6 percent, however, on rising shipments to Singapore, Vietnam and South Korea.___Follow Elaine Kurtenbach: www.twitter.com/ekurtenbachCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories The Japanese yen, now trading around 121.60 to the U.S. dollar, is at its lowest level in price-adjusted terms since January 1973, according to Richard Katz of The Oriental Economist Report.That means imports are costing Japan more in relative terms than in past decades. Oil prices appear to have bottomed out, augering further deficits, economists say.“Overall, therefore, the trade balance will likely remain in the red in coming months,” said Marcel Thieliant of Capital Economics.The overall trade balance slipped into deficit in 2011 as oil and gas imports surged following the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, which led to closure of all of the country’s reactors for safety checks.Japan’s trade deficit hit a record early last year as consumers stepped up purchases to beat a tax hike on April 1, 2014, which was followed by a brief recession.Costs for importing oil and gas and a shift of Japanese manufacturing to overseas markets yen, plus persistent weakness in key export markets, have so far precluded an export-led recovery.A surge in visits by foreign tourists is helping, though demand overseas is sluggish, and inventories are rising due to higher imports late last year, said Masamichi Adachi, of JPMorgan. Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Patients with chronic pain give advice Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day
It’s first class all the way for APN Outdoor and Sydney AirportAPN Outdoor has this week unveiled an extensive build program already underway at Sydney Airport that will reinvigorate and renew the space, transforming the precinct into Australia’s leading media estate.Having officially announced the successful tender to oversee advertising in Sydney Airport’s T1 (International) and T2 (Domestic) terminals in May, APN Outdoor have since kept very busy as they undertake building and refurbishing some of the most impressive advertising assets seen on airport land in Australia and around the world.With a keen focus on digital signage, and the highest quality light boxes both internally and externally, the market leaders have invested significantly to ensure that this space is fitted out with the most impressive sites, with the highest resolution and most up to date technology.Installing over 80 new digital sites within T1 and T2, not to mention the widespread upgrades to existing sites, APN Outdoor are truly raising the bar in airport advertising, taking Sydney Airport’s advertising assets to new heights.The overall Sydney Airport space is currently undergoing significant transformation throughout, upgrading existing retail environments and developing the duty free area among other things.Sydney Airport General Manager Retail Glyn Williams said, “Sydney Airport’s improvement program will deliver a world-class airport experience for passengers, visitors and staff. A key focus is ensuring a seamless travel experience for our passengers at every stage of their airport journey.”APN Outdoor have subsequently designed their packs, through which the inventory will be sold, to reflect and enhance these journeys, and the overall cohesion of the entire airport experience.“APN Outdoor’s redevelopment and renewal of the assets, both outside the precinct and within the terminals, further complements the seamless journey by adding another element of engagement for passengers and the many other visitors we see at the airport each and every day,” Mr Williams said.Development within the airport space has officially begun with new builds and upgrades underway. APN Outdoor’s sales force will be promoting the assets out in market from mid-July onwards however the official handover date is October 1, when APN Outdoor will hit the ground running with their impressive new inventory expected to be live and fully operational.Richard Herring, CEO, APN Outdoor commented on the developments, “The reinvigoration of Sydney’s T1 terminal and acquisition of T2’s advertising assets has truly bolstered and strengthened APN Outdoor’s airport offering. The busiest domestic and international terminals in the country are now a stronghold within our portfolio, and further proof that when you think airports, you need to think APN Outdoor.” Learn more hereSource = APN Outdoor
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