An eight-month-old infant was killed and six civilians were injured as Pakistani troops resorted to fresh firing and mortar shelling on BSF posts on the International Border (IB) and Army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu through Sunday night and Monday morning. Two security personnel were also injured in the ceasefire violations that came just hours after Pakistani Rangers sought a truce.“The Pakistani Army started mortar firing in the general area of Arnia Sector on Monday around 7 a.m.. The border outposts of the BSF, especially Vikram, Chinaz and Jabowal, were affected by the Pakistani firing,” a BSF spokesman said.Eight-month-old Nitin Kumar was sleeping with his family outside their home in Pallanwala sector along the LoC when he was killed in the heavy mortar shelling in the Arnia and R.S. Pura sectors along the IB. One Special Police Officer (SPO) also sustained injuries in Arnia.“The BSF gave a befitting reply to Pakistan’s shelling and heavy cross-border shelling continued till Monday noon,” said the spokesman.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who visited R.S. Pura in Jammu, condemned the firing.“The Centre’s move of halting security operations has generated a hope among people who expect positive reciprocation to it by all stakeholders to let people of the State come out of the zero-sum game of killings and uncertainty,” Ms. Mufti said.“The way North and South Korea decided to walk on peaceful engagement is an encouraging signal to the entire world that issues, no matter how complex these might be, can only be settled through negotiations peacefully as violence only kills, both humans and spirits as well,” she said.Ten border outposts and over 12 villages were targeted by Pakistani forces. As a precautionary measure, schools within a radius of 5 km have been ordered closed in the affected areas, said Additional Deputy Commissioner Arun Manhas. One jawan was also injured in the Nowshera sector.
DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Top 5 plays of NBA Finals Game 1 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Mike D’Antoni head coach of the Houston Rockets looks on during a timeout from Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFPHouston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni has ended talks aimed at extending his contract with the NBA club beyond next season, media reported Thursday.ESPN reported that D’Antoni’s agent, Warren LeGarie, had told Rockets general manager Daryl Morey of the coach’s decision.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport But the Rockets lost to the Golden State Warriors in each of the past two playoffs, falling in six games in the second round this season.Owner Tilman Fertitta called that defeat “unacceptable”.In the wake of that disappointment, the Rockets had already told three assistant coaches and additional staffers they would not be brought back next season.There have also been reports the Rockets are open to a massive roster overhaul that could even include parting sith stars such as Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden and point guard Chris Paul.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments D’Antoni, who remains under contract for the 2019-20 season, said recently he hoped to coach in Houston for three more years.“I want be part of a championship here,” he told ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Houston Chronicle reported the team offered only a one-year extension, with D’Antoni’s compensation “heavily based on incentives”.D’Antoni, 68, has spent three seasons with the Rockets, guiding them to the best three-year win-loss stretch in history of 173-73.
Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer needed everything in its arsenal—and some key breaks in the stretch—to survive a gritty Magnolia side, 90-89, late Friday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.Dez Wells coasted to the basket to peg the final count, but that was at the 2:11 mark, with the Beermen milking their defense to log their fourth straight victory in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Columbian whipped Blackwater, 102-90, in the earlier game behind a trio of 20-plus scorers.“We were the hungrier team, the team that really wanted to play,” said Columbian rookie CJ Perez—who finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks—in Filipino.Rashawn McCarthy finished with 25 points—hitting 7-of-13 from beyond the arc—to go with five rebounds and four steals. Khapri Alston had 24 points, 20 rebounds and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Busy schedule with 5 games set in PSL, PVL LATEST STORIES “The players refused to lose and they know the importance of this game,” said Leo Austria, coach of this season’s Grand Slam seekers who faced their first stern test in the conference’s defending champions.Magnolia, which trailed huge early but fought back to make a game out of it, suffered two unlucky breaks in the fourth quarter. Import Romeo Travis hurt his leg after colliding with Chris Ross with 4:44 left to play and Paul Lee lost a tooth after banging his head hard on the floor with 2:53 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manWells finished with 33 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead the Beermen while June Mar Fajardo added 16 points and 16 boards.Travis had 31 points, 12 rebounds and six assists but did not return for the Hotshots after his injury. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner The tiny Pacific Coast town of Manuel Antonio (and its sister town of Quepos) are fast becoming one of the hottest destinations in Costa Rica for American travelers. The area’s mix of expat-friendly creature comforts, a legit tico (traditional Costa Rican) vibe, and the country’s most beautiful and biodiverse national park make it the ideal place for travelers looking to get off the beaten path. Here are three of the best hotels in Manuel Antonio.Hotel La MariposaHotel La Mariposa isn’t the flashiest or the most luxurious boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio. But it strikes the perfect balance of old world charm, an exclusive, upscale vibe (without the snootiness), and out-of-this-world views. The property opened its doors in 1973 as the first real hotel in Manuel Antonio — just months after the adjacent Manuel Antonio National Park was inaugurated. With literally any piece of land to choose from, the owners built the hotel on the area’s highest vantage point. Fast forward more than four decades, and it still offers the area’s most breathtaking views. Grab an Imperial or a bespoke rum cocktail from their specialty drink menu and while away an afternoon on the panoramic restaurant terrace.Good to know: Even the Partial Ocean View rooms offer stunning vistas. But, for a few more colones, you can score a full Ocean View room with sweeping views of the entire national park and the Pacific Coast.Hotel Vela BarThe traditional look of most Costa Rican boutique hotels — dark mahogany, Spanish tile flooring, and copious use of bamboo — can feel impossibly charming or painfully dated. While it may not look the part from the outside, the decor at Hotel Vela Bar is decidedly different. Large, floor-to-ceiling glass balcony sliders, bold, ocean-inspired wall prints, laminate wood flooring, and luxurious stone bathrooms create a feel that’s beyond contemporary relative to most hotels in Manuel Antonio. Add to that: in-room espresso makers, free, hot breakfast, and a five-minute walk to the national park and one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Costa Rica, and you’ll never want to leave.Hotel Vela Bar/FacebookGood to know: With a bit of good luck and timing, this is one of the best lodging values in Manuel Antonio.Hotel La ColinaThis tiny boutique hotel is situated a hundred feet off the main strip in Manuel Antonio. But, thanks to a clever design that puts the entire property up and into a lush, tree-lined hillside, it feels worlds away. The higher rooms offer the best vantage point of both the national park and the ocean; but, every room is surrounded by greenery that’s home to howler monkeys, iguanas, and toucans. The cascading, bi-level pool and adjacent steakhouse/pizzeria provide a relaxing respite that feels miles away from anywhere.Hotel La Colina/FacebookGood to know: The bar is a well-known haunt among expats and locals who belly up nightly for happy hour and stay for the live music that plays on select nights each week. World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts
APTN National NewsCatholic bishops from Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued an apology to residential school survivors.They hope this apology will educate students on Canada’s history and help survivors heal.APTN’s Keith Laboucan reports.
Willow FiddlerAPTN National NewsYes it’s that time of year again.Summer is over and it’s back to school time.For hundreds of students in Ontario’s far north, getting to school means more than just jumping on the school bus, it means jumping on a plan and leaving their families.In the coming months, Willow Fiddler will be looking at what this is like for three students attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty School in Thunder Bay.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent a letter to Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan’s President and Ms. Bhutto’s widower, informing him of the start of the Commission of Inquiry, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. The Commission, headed by Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile, will have a mandate of six months and will be fact-finding in nature, as noted by the Secretary-General in February, when he announced his intention to set up the probe.“The duty of determining criminal responsibility of the perpetrators of the assassination remains with the Pakistani authorities,” said today’s statement. The other members of the Commission, set up in response to a request from the Pakistani Government, is Marzuki Darusman, former Attorney General of Indonesia, and Peter Fitzgerald, a veteran of the Irish National Police who has served the UN in a number of capacities.The Commission will submit its report to the Secretary-General within six months of the start of its work. Mr. Ban will share the report with the Government and submit it to the Security Council for information. Noting that the anniversary of Ms. Bhutto’s birth is this Sunday, the statement added that the UN is committed to assisting Pakistan by determining the facts and circumstances of her death. Meanwhile, UN agencies and their partners are pressing ahead with their efforts to support the 2.5 million people forced to flee their homes by the ongoing conflict between Government forces and militants in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP).The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has welcomed the airlift yesterday of more than 35,000 kilogrammes of relief supplies, donated by the Irish and the Norwegian Governments, for its operations on behalf of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The urgently-needed relief goods, which include tents, blankets, kitchen sets and mosquito nets, are now on their way to the agency’s operational hub in the Province, where they will be used to support the camps housing many of the displaced. The UN said that the $543 million humanitarian appeal launched about a month ago to deal with the needs of Pakistan’s displaced has so far received only 30 per cent of the necessary funding. 19 June 2009The independent commission tasked with looking into the facts and circumstances surrounding the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will begin its work on 1 July, the United Nations announced today.
It also urged all parties to refrain from the use of force. (Colombo Gazette) The Swiss Embassy in Colombo said that it was closely following the recent events in Sri Lanka, and in particular the announcement to prorogue Parliament until November 16th.The Embassy called on all parties, to act in accordance with the Constitution, follow due process and respect the democratic principles, the independence of institutions and freedom of media.
The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today urged governments to “swiftly and significantly” replenish a multibillion-dollar fund that has proven to be an invaluable weapon in the fight against poverty and environmental degradation.UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer, speaking in Stockholm at the 30th anniversary celebrations of the conference that led to the creation of the UN agency, called on heads of State to make the replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) a top priority and a key outcome of the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development.The GEF was established for a pilot phase in 1991 in the run-up to the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 to focus on biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer and, more recently, issues like the phasing out persistent organic pollutants (POPs), according to UNEP.During its pilot phase the Facility was given $1.2 billion, and subsequently was replenished twice, for $2.02 billion and $2.75 billion, before it was re-structured in 1994. The third replenishment is due this year.The GEF has proven its worth and the funds, given to it by developed nations, have been very well spent, Mr. Toepfer said, noting that 16 independent auditors recently concluded that the Facility was an innovative, unique and successfully run body for sustainable development.”The GEF is not a new funding arm but an established one,” he said. “It has been agreed that it is now due for re-vitalization so it can continue its excellent work. Let’s now do this and give it the financial resources needed to carry on with its important activities.”
Manitoba premier noncommittal on carbon tax in response to federal plan by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3, 2016 1:31 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is ruling out a cap-and-trade system in his province as part of a national strategy to reduce emissions, but he’s not definitive on a possible carbon tax.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the provinces until 2018 to either institute a cap-and-trade approach or set a carbon price of at least $10 a tonne.Pallister says any federal plan should recognize that Manitoba has already moved toward cleaner energy through hydro developments and other projects, and is not a major source of emissions.Ontario and Quebec are developing a cap-and-trade system, but Pallister says he in not interested.As for carbon pricing and possible tax increases, Pallister isn’t ruling anything out.He says a plan will be developed to help the environment without hurting economic growth.“We’re working very hard on a plan that I think will excite Manitobans, work, have us do our part and not damage our economy in the process,” Pallister said Monday.“One-size-fits-all isn’t going to work in this country … and I look forward to further discussion with the federal government on this issue.”
According to a statement from UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, this latest round of violence comes after the attacks on Myanmar security forces on 25 August. “The Secretary-General, who condemned those attacks, reiterates the importance of addressing the root causes of the violence and the responsibility of the Government of Myanmar to provide security and assistance to those in need,” said the statement, adding that Mr. Guterres fully supports the recommendations of the report by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan [as Chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine state] and urges the Government to effectively implement them. Recognizing that Bangladesh has hosted generously refugees from Myanmar for decades, the Secretary-General through the statement went on to appeal for the authorities to continue to allow the Rohingya fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh. Many of those fleeing are women and children, some of whom are wounded. “[Mr. Guterres] calls for humanitarian agencies to be granted unfettered and free access to affected communities in need of assistance and protection,” the statement concluded, adding that the UN stands ready to provide all necessary support to both Myanmar and Bangladesh in that regard.
Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Oh, how the mighty have fallen. A month ago, The New Day was celebrating becoming the longest reigning tag team champions in WWE history, now they’re on Main Event. Roman Reigns is in Remission January 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm Hulk Hogan’s Apology To WWE Stars Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR And do what with them? Smackdown doesn’t have a B show and doesn’t use half their talent. American Alpha has only appeared as lumberjacks in the last 2 weeks and they’re the tag champs SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch S&P posts 7-day winning streak Paul Meade January 31, 2017 at 6:54 pm The following was taped on Monday from Laredo.1/30 WWE Main Event tapings:* Sin Cara def. Bo Dallas* The New Day def. The Shining Stars and Titus O’NeilSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipAt least 17 deaths from Florence: NC governorVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:27/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -1:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list JFJ Twitter Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp At least 17 deaths from Florence: NC governor Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network 3 COMMENTS unknown January 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Comments are closed. If a brand exchange takes place in the future, perhaps Smackdown could get some of the low-card guys RAW isn’t featuring. Google+ Now Playing Up Next
Vigor Alaska is setting the finishing touches on the Tazlina and has submitted transfer paperwork, said Doug Ward, the director of shipyard development. Both ferries were scheduled to be delivered to the Alaska Marine Highway System this month, but officials said the Hubbard won’t be completed until March 2019. The 280-foot (85-meter) ferry Hubbard was lowered into the water for the first time at the Ketchikan Shipyard last week and checked for possible leaks, the Ketchikan Daily News reported Saturday. The remainder of work on the Hubbard consists of interior outfitting and finishing. That includes installing light fixtures, sinks, toilets, interior walls and flooring, Vigor Dockmaster Greg Howe said. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The construction of the second of two new Alaska state ferries is nearing completion. Ward said the Alaska Marine Highway System has delayed that modification for a later date, so the ships will not be delivered with crew quarters. The vessel is being built by Vigor Alaska, which also constructed its sister ship Tazlina. The ferry Tazlina launched in May and was christened in August. The ferries are expected to hold up to 300 passengers and 53 standard vehicles, and were designed to be more fuel efficient. Both ships were initially planned to operate as day boats in southeast Alaska, serving Juneau, Haines and Skagway. The Alaska Marine Highway System had announced last-minute design alterations to add crew quarters to the ferries. Officials said the proposed change to the plan was intended to help standardize the fleet and expand the vessels’ capabilities. The vessels are expected to enter service in May.
1:36 Home Entertainment TVs Share your voice Samsung The Frame UN55LS003AF 2 Comments Is Netflix too expensive? Netflix doesn’t think so Now playing: Watch this: Samsung’s Q9 series is part of the latest group of Netflix recommended TVs. Sarah Tew/CNET Big Netflix watcher and thinking of a new TV? Netflix has some new recommendations for you. After blessing some Sony and LG TVs last year, the streaming media giant has once again selected certain televisions as being “Netflix Recommended” sets. These TVs, the company says, check five of Netflix’s seven boxes for being a great Netflix TV. They can wake up instantly, are fast, offer a button on the remote or tile on the home screen to quickly get to Netflix, update Netflix content in the background, have a high-res interface and use the latest version of the Netflix app. It should be noted that these TVs, which are on the higher-end scale of new televisions, weren’t tested by Netflix for picture quality or measured on price and value. They are just being praised for how well they handle Netflix. The 2019 picks are from a small list of Samsung, Sony and Panasonic displays. The company’s website states that “additional models and brands will be added as they become available and are designated.” Samsung: Q60R/Q70R/Q80R/Q90R/Q900R series, RU8000, The Serif and The Frame devicesSony: Bravia A9G/AG9, X95G/XG95, X85G/XG85Panasonic: Viera GX700/GX800/GX900 seriesThe three brands are a step up from 2018’s more limited group that largely consisted of LG OLED and 4K UHD WebOS sets and Sony’s Android TVs. Tags Preview • LG Netflix Panasonic Samsung Sony
Stay on target We, at Geek, LOVED Thor: Ragnarok. Before I went to see the film, I made sure to check out our very own MovieBob for his review. It comes highly recommended to get the hottest take on the latest take of our favorite Asgardians and the loveliest giant green guy on the planet (I just really love Hulk, okay?).That being said (and after you read/watch), you may want to check out what VUDU has up its sleeves for the digital release of Thor: Ragnarok. VUDU is assembling Marvel fans watch, chat and conquer an awesome #VuduViewingParty. VUDU would love for fans to participate in their upcoming viewing party of Thor: Ragnarok that will be fun, enjoyable and downright marvelous (HEH).This Friday, February 23rd, VUDU will be hosting a live viewing of Thor: Ragnarok with all the true believers. This comes just before the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Thor: Ragnarok, but don’t worry, VUDU has got you covered. You can pre-order the digital on VUDU now just in time for the screening. Once you do that, you can sync your screening up to the live event. Hundreds of fans will be participating in trivia, banter, live chats and reactions and so much more.via VUDUIf you aren’t familiar with VUDU, I can give you the details pretty fast. On VUDU, you can watch movies and TV shows, anywhere and anytime and on any device that you regularly use. Vudu allows you to watch them digitally before the Blu-Ray/DVD comes out and before Netflix has it. Vudu isn’t a subscription service or offers contracts. You just pay for the movie you want, it’s uploaded to your library, and you start watching. Easy, right? They also offer a TON of free films that you can watch anytime. Now, let’s get back to the good stuff.During the screening, there will also be a giveaway with insane prizes that a Thor fan can only dream of getting. These prizes include a PS4 bundle, a replica of Thor’s hammer, Thor action figures, a Thor comic signed by Stan Lee, a 4K TV and, something I wouldn’t mind trying for, autographed movie posters.via VUDUIf you’d love to join in on the dopest event to jump start your weekend, you can RSVP on VUDU here. Follow @vudufans on twitter and follow the tag #VuduViewingParty for contest info, live tweets, and trivia. You can find more information on their hosting page for the screening and more about VUDU on their website.Here are today’s codes for your viewing pleasure:V̶R̶G̶K̶V̶T̶F̶M̶X̶H̶C̶F̶6̶Z̶H̶A̶V̶R̶G̶K̶T̶U̶F̶K̶Z̶H̶E̶F̶9̶S̶C̶K̶V̶R̶G̶K̶W̶S̶H̶R̶Y̶G̶H̶G̶8̶T̶G̶L̶V̶R̶G̶K̶Y̶U̶G̶M̶X̶E̶B̶E̶7̶Y̶T̶B̶VRGKXUFKXGCFQWTBVRGKSSENXEFGPYWCVRGKUVEKZEAHRVUMVRGKZSFRYEAERSXKVRGKZVFPXEEH8WBC What to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix Universe
The constant feeling of being lonely and isolated may be due to the increased amyloid levels in the brain and can be indicative of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found.Loneliness – characterised by subtle feelings of social detachment – may be associated with early brain changes in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, prior to mild cognitive impairment.The findings showed that higher brain amyloid burden was associated with more frequent feelings of isolation, being left out, and lacking companionship, independent of sociodemographic factors, objective measures of social network, depressive and anxiety symptoms. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“The study reports a novel association of loneliness and cortical amyloid burden in cognitively normal adults and present evidence for loneliness as a neuropsychiatric symptom relevant to preclinical Alzheimer’s disease,” said Nancy J Donovan, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard in Boston. Emotional and behavioural symptoms in cognitively normal older people may be direct manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathophysiology at the preclinical stage, prior to the onset of mild cognitive impairment, the study stated. For the study, the team included 43 women and 36 men with an average age of about 76 years. Out of these, 22 (28 per cent) were carriers of the genetic risk factor apolipoprotein, and 25 (32 per cent) were in the amyloid-positive group based on volume in imaging. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe participants’ average loneliness score was 5.3 on a scale of 3 to 12. Higher cortical amyloid levels were associated with greater loneliness after controlling for age, sex, genetic risk, socioeconomic status, depression, anxiety and social network. The participants in the amyloid-positive group were 7.5 times more likely to be classified as lonely than non-lonely compared with individuals in the amyloid-negative group. The association between high amyloid levels and loneliness was also stronger in APOE 4 carriers than in non-carriers. “The study will inform new research into the neurobiology of loneliness and other socioemotional changes in late life and may enhance early detection and intervention research in Alzheimer’s disease,” said Donovan.
Yesterday, GitHub announced that repository admins can now transfer issues from one repository to another better fitting repository, to help those issues find their home. This project by GitHub is currently is in public beta version. Nat Friedman, CEO of GitHub, in his tweet said, “We’ve just shipped the ability to transfer an issue from one repo to another. This is one of the most-requested GitHub features. Feels good!” When the user transfers an issue, the comments, assignees, and issue timeline events are retained. The issue’s labels, projects, and milestones are not retained, although users can see past activity in the issue’s timeline. People or teams who are mentioned in the issue will receive a notification letting them know that the issue has been transferred to a new repository. The original URL redirects to the new issue’s URL. People who don’t have read permissions in the new repository will see a banner letting them know that the issue has been transferred to a new repository that they can’t access. Permission levels for issue transfer between repositories People with an owner or team maintainer roles can manage repository access with teams. Each team can have different repository access permissions. There are three types of repository permissions, i.e. Read, Write, and Admin, available for people or teams collaborating on repositories that belong to an organization. To transfer an open issue to another repository, the user needs to have admin permissions on the repository the issue is in and the repository where the issue is to be transferred. If the issue is being transferred from a repository that’s owned by an organization, you are a member of, you must transfer it to another repository within your organization. To know more about the repository permission levels visit GitHubHelp blog post. Steps to transfer an Open issue to another repository On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository. Under your repository name, click Issues. In the list of issues, click the issue you’d like to transfer. In the right sidebar, click Transfer this issue. 5. In “Choose a repository,” select the repository you want to transfer the issue to. 6. Click Transfer issue. Read Next GitHub Business Cloud is now FedRAMP authorized GitHub updates developers and policymakers on EU copyright Directive at Brussels GitHub October 21st outage RCA: How prioritizing ‘data integrity’ launched a series of unfortunate events that led to a day-long outage
TORONTO — It’s been a full week since the world learned of a video allegedly showing Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine. On Wednesday, Ford’s older brother, Toronto councilor Doug Ford, told the media that he believes what his brother tells him, which is that the accusations are ridiculous. “I don’t know how much more he can say,” he added.But there is something that should be said. Rob Ford is a crass, offensive, and ill-tempered buffoon. He may (or may not) smoke crack. But he has not been a complete failure as mayor.Even Torontonians find it hard to believe this mayor has accomplished much, given his capacity for breathtakingly stupid behavior. Last August, he was photographed reading city hall staff briefings while driving his Cadillac Escalade on the city’s downtown expressway. (The chief of police promptly urged him to get a chauffeur. He refused.) Not long ago, when asked for his thoughts on 11 proposed new taxes for transit, the 300-pound Ford bent over and made a retching noise for the cameras. In 2006, he drunkenly berated a couple at a Maple Leafs hockey game, at one point saying, “Do you want your little wife to go over to Iran and get raped and shot?” He initially denied ever being at the game, even though he’d given the couple his business card.Ever since word of the crack video surfaced, these incidents and more have been compiled in dozens of Rob Ford top-10 lists across the Internet. Toronto is mortified. Until last week the embarrassment that is Rob Ford was our little secret, but now the world has discovered our shame. Toronto is an ambitious city, eager to join the world’s top civic brand names alongside New York, Washington, Paris, and Beijing, instead of being forever relegated to the B-list with Helsinki and Lima, Peru. But it is a strangely contemporary kind of ambition. Torontonians love their city like a helicopter parent loves his kid: proudly but protectively and smothered with projected anxiety.We want everyone to know Toronto is full of potential, home to stunning Libeskind architecture, gleaming condo towers, solvent banks and Richard Florida. We did not want anyone to know about Rob Ford. We are embarrassed he was elected, we tell friends from afar who now inquire in droves. We’ve been saying it among ourselves for months, as though it was all someone else’s doing. But we did elect him — and not with entirely disastrous results.In a city rife with cosmopolitan affectation, Rob Ford has proved to be a highly effective populist. During his 10 years as a suburban ward councilor, Ford built the base of his political support by answering all his calls personally, then showing up on voters’ doorsteps to solve their ensnarement with the civic bureaucracy. His speeches in the council chamber were remarkable only for their inanity. But on budget day, the anti-tax crusader would rail against waste and overspending to the delight of the press gallery.He wasn’t blowing smoke, at least not back then. Under his predecessor, David Miller, city expenditures ballooned by 39 percent in a mere seven years. The union-friendly Miller was undone by a monthlong garbage strike in 2009 that left mild-mannered Toronto angrier than ever before. We tapped our toes loudly as we stood queued up at transfer stations in the heat to drop off our reeking trash. Miller, who’d always insisted he’d seek another term, decided not to bother and soon accepted a fellowship at New York University. Ford won in a landslide on a promise to “stop the gravy train.”Once Ford took up office in the Clamshell — local argot for Toronto’s spaceship-like Viljo Revell-designed 1960s city hall — he moved fast to act on his mandate. With the assistance of Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday, a staunch fiscal conservative and a veteran of many council battles, Ford started by slashing councilors’ office budgets. He then dissolved the board of Toronto’s public housing corporation, the largest in North America, whose buildings were rampant with criminal activity and bedbug infestations. He later fired the head of the Toronto Transit Commission, which had sunk into ineptitude, and replaced him with an official dedicated to customer service who had worked in Australia.Ford has also managed to flatline city expenditures while revoking a much-loathed $60 annual vehicle registration fee. Then he aced his first round of labor negotiations: The city’s largest unions agreed to his terms with barely a whimper, even as he outsourced half the city’s residential waste collection to the private sector. He’s no Michael Bloomberg, but his list of accomplishments is nothing to sneer at, especially when you realize, as the world surely does by now, that he’s a fairly dim bulb.None of this is probably enough to redeem his tenure. Because what has defined his mayoralty is neither his policy successes nor his failures, which have also been numerous, but the endless soap opera of scandal and buffoonery that has followed his every move and which has now ground council business to a near halt.Last November, Ford took the witness stand in a conflict-of-interest lawsuit precipitated by the least interesting mistake he ever made: raising $3,150 for his youth football foundation using city letterhead. He promptly made a fool of himself, insisting he’d never read, or even considered reading, the conflict-of-interest handbook that had been lying around his office. He left the judge with no option but to convict him and, as required by statute, remove him from office. Had that decision not been overturned on appeal, Ford would have been long gone by now. The world would never have known he existed, and Toronto would never have suffered this indignity.And yet, just like Washington’s Marion Barry, the Rob Ford era may not be near its end. Ford’s core supporters, whom he dubbed “Ford Nation,” have rarely wavered in their support. In fact, in moments of scandal — such as when local publisher Sarah Thomson, one of Ford’s opponents in the 2010 mayoral election, accused him earlier this year of sexual harassment (“Rob Ford grabbed my a–“) at a function celebrating International Women’s Day — his polling numbers tend to go up. In the past, even when besieged by ridicule, he continued to answer residents’ phone calls personally every day. It’s what he finds fulfilling about politics. When he’s done being mayor (and with whatever legal proceedings that may follow from his alleged behavior), he could eventually return to his old council seat. He could conceivably hold it for a long time.So Toronto is mortified, but embarrassment is pointless. Great cities are always known by the most outlandish characters they bring into the world, and if Toronto thought it was going to climb to the top solely on the reputations of Mike Myers and Morley Safer, it was mistaken. We just need to find a better coping mechanism. Because, like it or not, Rob Ford just put us on the map.Philip Preville is a contributing editor at Toronto Life Magazine, where he has been writing regularly about city life and politics since 2006.© 2013, Slate Facebook Comments Related posts:Tornado, hail sweep through Heredia, killing one person, damaging houses, cars and power lines Obama visits tornado-devastated city Quake Disaster in Haiti Prompts Aid Efforts Ticos and tourists cope with disaster
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