Aboriginal affairs name change disrespectful says Anishinabek Nation

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA—The Stephen Harper government’s decision to erase the word “Indian” and replace it with “Aboriginal” in the title for the minister and department responsible for dealing with Indigenous peoples is being called “disrespectful” by one of the oldest First Nations political organizations in Ontario.The Anishinabek Nation issued a statement from its grand chief Wednesday shortly after the name change surfaced, accusing the federal government of disrespecting and “slighting” First Nations people.“We are not Aboriginal, we are Anishinabek,” said Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. “Trying to lump First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples together might save space on the minister’s business card, but it is disrespectful of the truly distinct nature of the communities with whom he needs to establish better relationships.”Madahbee said that if the Harper government and his name-changed Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan really wanted to build a better relationship they should first start by identifying each Indigenous nation by their actual name.“There is no such thing as an Aboriginal treaty or an Aboriginal nation,” said Madahbee. “How would Stephen Harper like it if he were introduced as the prime minister of Panamerica?”Duncan’s title was previously minister of Indian and northern affairs. The government also plans to replace Indian with Aboriginal in the department’s current name which is Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.A spokesman for the PMO said the name change was done so it “better reflects the scope of the minister’s responsibilities with respect to First Nations, Inuit and Metis.”Andrew MacDougall said the new title was “more up to date and inclusive” and “consistent with the government’s focus on moving forward in our relationship with Aboriginal peoples.”MacDougall said the title change did not change Duncan’s “statutory responsibilities” and he remained authorized to act as the federal interlocutor for Metis and Non-status Indians.Harper also made history by naming two Aboriginal ministers in the same cabinet for the first time.Labrador Innu leader Peter Penashue was named minister of intergovernmental affairs, while Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq retained her post as health minister.Aglukkaq was also given the added portfolio of minister of Canadian northern economic development.The Anishinabek Nation encompasses 39 communities across Ontario, totaling about 55,000 people.last_img read more

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini to Arrive in Morocco Today

Rabat – The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will arrive in Morocco this evening for a two-day visit to discuss the EU-Morocco agreements.Quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), European sources said that Mogherini will meet with several Moroccan senior officials regarding the EU-Morocco fisheries and agriculture agreements.“This visit is part of the revival of relations between Morocco and the European Union, so as to constitute a closer strategic, deep and ambitious partnership.” Read Also: European Parliament Passes EU-Morocco Agriculture AgreementDuring her visit, Mogherini will also review bilateral relations in the political, economic, security, and migration fields and will also discuss regional policy issues.The visit follows the European Parliament vote on the agriculture agreement. The deal received 444 votes in favor of the EU-Morocco agreement.On January 14, the EU and Morocco also signed the fisheries agreement, which includes the waters off of Morocco’s southern provinces. read more

US says Expedia pays 325000 over Cuban travel allegations

WASHINGTON — Expedia has agreed to pay more than $325,000 to settle U.S. government allegations that it improperly helped people travel inside Cuba or between the island and places other than the United States.The government says the company appears to have violated U.S. sanctions against Cuba.The Treasury Department announced the agreement and settlements with several other companies on Thursday.Expedia, which is based in Bellevue, Washington, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Treasury Department says that between April 2011 and October 2014, the online travel agency helped 2,221 people — including some Cuban nationals — with travel services that violated the sanctions.The government says company disclosed the apparent violations.The Associated Press

New UNfinanced job projects in Haitian capital set to help over 7000

28 February 2008The United Nations peacekeeping mission to Haiti has announced it will fund six projects that are expected to eventually provide temporary jobs to more than 7,000 people living in the notorious Cité Soleil and Martissant neighbourhoods of the capital, Port-au-Prince. In a press conference held yesterday in Port-au-Prince, representatives of the mission – known as MINUSTAH – said at least $522,000 will be spent on the projects, which will focus on street paving, sanitation and rebuilding and improving public spaces.Cité Soleil and Martissant have long been renowned as centres of high crime, poverty and unemployment, and the projects aim to break the link between the phenomena. Both former gunmen and the victims of violence are expected to benefit from the jobs produced by the projects.Adama Ndao, a MINUSTAH official specializing in trying to reduce community violence, told the press conference that the projects are scheduled to begin at the start of next month.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will help carry out the projects, along with the municipalities of Port-au-Prince and Cité Soleil. read more

SM Ranjith appointed CM

S.M Ranjith was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the North Central province before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.Former Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake had earlier publicly stated that he should be given the post and not S.M.Ranjith who is a brother of former Minister S.M.Chandrasena. Meanwhile Mahipala Herath was today sworn in as the Chief Minister of the Sabaragamuwa province.

Wimal transferred to prison hospital after hunger strike

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa was transferred to the prison hospital after his condition deteriorated following a hunger strike.Weerawansa had launched a hunger strike over his bail application being rejected. The Parliamentarian is in remand prison over the alleged misuse of Government vehicles when he was a Minister in the former Government. (Colombo Gazette)

Sidewalk Labs CEO says vast majority of privacy questions have now been

TORONTO — The leader of a company behind a proposal for a high-tech, Alphabet Inc-backed Toronto community brushed off privacy concerns associated with the project, saying it has addressed most issues by recently revealing its data plans.Dan Doctoroff, the chief executive officer of Sidewalk Labs, said at the Fortune Global Forum on Wednesday that he hoped concerns had been quelled after his organization released its privacy proposal for the Quayside development it is working on with Waterfront Toronto earlier this week.“I think for all but the most extreme advocates, it should answer the vast majority of questions,” he said.“It is a proposal. There are lots of details to work out. We acknowledge that, but that is part of what the discourse should be.”Facing privacy backlash, Sidewalk Labs proposes giving data to a public trustSidewalk Labs advisory panel member Saadia Muzaffar quits, citing ‘deep dismay’Sidewalk Labs shares more development details, but questions still lingerFor months Doctoroff’s company and the project have been dogged with questions around privacy, ownership of intellectual property and how data will be collected, kept, accessed and protected.Critics have complained about issues around project leadership, the lack of clarity around Sidewalk’s plans and few details being shared with the public. Some have quit — or are considering quitting — an advisory panel Waterfront Toronto set up to help guide the project.Sidewalk Labs has hosted a handful of meetings to hear and address public queries and concerns, but only unveiled its draft data and privacy proposal on Monday.The plans show Sidewalk Labs does not intend to own the data it gathers in public spaces and instead will relinquish control of it to an independent organization to be set up and called the Civic Data Trust. The Trust will set the rules around data use, make it open and accessible to people while offering privacy protection and ensure that Sidewalk Labs does not receive any special status or rights when it comes to data access.The plan mentions little of intellectual property, which has been a prime concern for many in Canada who have spoken out against foreign technology companies infiltrating the country and using Canadian talent to build intellectual property that ends up sending revenue to other nations.“We have made very clear quite consistently that where something is developed here, where we have uniquely been able to take advantage of this opportunity, we are very open to sharing the benefits of those intellectual property innovations,” Doctoroff said Wednesday.Sidewalk Labs and Doctoroff have faced criticism from former Research In Motion Inc. CEO Jim Balsillie and ex-Waterfront Toronto Digital Strategy Advisory Panel advisory member Saadia Muzaffar. Muzaffar’s October resignation followed that of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System executive John Ruffolo.Current members of the panel Andrew Clement and Teresa Scassa both confirmed to The Canadian Press they are considering leaving the panel. The Globe and Mail, which revealed they were considering exiting, reported that panellist Pamela Robinson was also mulling resigning.Scassa told The Canadian Press part of her “frustration” stems from little opportunity to provide meaningful input on a digital strategy, a feeling that the panel has been “late out of the gate” and a lack of time between Sidewalk Labs providing documentation and the panel meeting.Asked about the potential departures and about other public criticism, Doctoroff said, “It is mystifying sometimes to me that people will prejudge things when in fact we have said that we are in the process of studying things that will continue for this year. If that is what people feel like they need to do, then that’s fine.”“I think to some extent some of the criticisms were unfair because they prejudge something before the process is unfolding,” he continued. “I am also somebody who believes that even if you disagree with something you should try and make it better.”Doctoroff noted that Sidewalk Labs was starting an advisory council of its own to continue its discussions with the public.He met with the members over lunch and a copy of his 10-page speech Sidewalk Labs provided to The Canadian Press showed he was due to discuss everything from Sidewalk Labs’ vision for the project to privacy.“I must tell you that there are times when the prejudgment of what we will propose — and assumptions of ill intent — have taken me by surprise,” he was due to say. “But I can tell you there is nothing more behind the curtain than what I have shared with you today.” read more

Young people can open new chapter for Somalia UN Youth envoy says

“Young people in Somalia have paid the highest price of conflict and instability,” said Mr. Alhendawi in a statement released by his office.As a result of over 25 years of conflict, two generations of youth have been denied education, employment and even a chance at a normal and peaceful life.Currently, people under 30 years old represent more than two-thirds of Somalia’s population – one of the largest demographic youth bulges in the world. Yet, Somalia has one of the lowest school enrolment rates in the world, with only four out of 10 children in school. Two thirds of the country’s youth are unemployed and lack access to opportunities. Because of this social and economic marginalization, young people are increasingly turning to crime and radicalization and are at risk of being recruited by armed groups. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmed Alhendawi, dances with Somalia’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Khalid Omar Ali. UN Photo / Tobin JonesMeeting with the UN officials in Somalia, Mr. Alhendawi reiterated support for two initiatives: a comprehensive strategy on youth that aims at increasing youth participation in governance processes, prevent violence and promote reintegration, stimulate employment and economic empowerment of youth including through providing employment skills to the youth. After Somalia, Mr. Alhendawi travelled to Nairobi, Kenya to meet with international donors to ask them to invest in programmes that support Somali youth. A performance held at a meeting with the UN youth Envoy in Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo / Tobin Jones“Let’s restore the term ‘shabab’ to its true meaning – ‘youth’ in Arabic. Somalia’s youth are the key to its future,” he added.In partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the UN Assistance Mission (UNSOM) has already started to hold consultations with youth on the ongoing peace and state-building processes. Dancers perform for Somalia’s youth in the country’s capital of Mogadishu on October 1. UN Photo / Tobin Jones“The Youth are one of the critical resources of our nation considering their potential, numbers, vitality, and capabilities as change agents for national transformation,” said Mr. Khalid Omar Ali, Somali’s Minister of Youth and Sports. Echoing that sentiment, Mr. Alhendawi said young people Somalia will show the world that the “real Sshabab” are the youth working hard to support positive development and peace. The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmed Alhendawi, speaks at an event at Villa Hargeisa in Mogadishu. UN Photo / Tobin Jones“I have witnessed the challenges first-hand, but I am confident that the determination of youth and right investment in them will transform the country. Youth people have the potential to become drivers for peace and stability,” said Mr. Alhendawi.During his two-day visit, the Youth Envoy met with high-level Federal Government officials and youth organizations to reiterate his support to developing the National Youth Policy, which is being developed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to empower young men and women to play their role in bringing peace and stability to Somalia. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmed Alhendawi, is greeted at the Ministry of Youth by Somali dancers in Mogadishu on September 30. UN Photo / Tobin JonesThe Youth Envoy’s trip to Africa comes just weeks before the first-ever international meeting focusing predominantly on advancing the UN World Programme of Action for Youth.The Global Forum on Youth Policies, to take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 28 to 30 October will bring together over 700 Government-level Ministers, experts and youth organisations. read more

Aid has not reached a single soul in Syrias besieged areas in

“In many months we reached only 10 or maximum 20 per cent of people in besieged areas. In December, we haven’t reached a single soul,” Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the UN Special Envoy, told journalists in Geneva after meeting with countries that have influence on the warring parties inside Syria, where war has raged for nearly seven years. Mr. Egeland said that inside “what is left of Syria,” nearly 14 million people need humanitarian assistance and well over half of them get help every month. Things are much more complicated for the 3.4 million people surviving in besieged areas and so-called “hard-to-reach” places, including Eastern Ghouta, Foah, Kafraya and Yarmuk.The international humanitarian task force has helped “dozens and dozens” of aid convoys reach previously inaccessible areas, but many other places still remain out of bounds, he said, calling for improved aid access to the country’s most vulnerable communities in 2018.Mr. Egeland said although the number of people living in these front-line areas has fallen by nearly a half since 2016, humanitarian access has not improved. He expressed hope that upcoming ceasefire talks in Astana with Russia, Turkey and Iran, would improve access for aid workers, before calling for a political solution to the “quagmire” that Syria has become.Just outside Damascus, conditions remain dire in Eastern Ghouta, an opposition-held area where 400,000 people are still under siege, amid ongoing mortar attacks by rebels into the Syrian capital. Food is now only available “to the most affluent,” Mr. Egeland said, warning that the list of people requiring life-saving medical help is getting shorter all the time – “not because we are evacuating them, but because they are dying.”He said these include a nine-month old infant born in Eastern Ghouta with a cleft-palate who died a week ago from severe acute malnutrition. Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the Special Envoy for Syria at a press conference. UN Photo/ Jean Marc Ferré read more

Chairman of the BMAs junior doctors committee resigns following strike backlash

first_imgThe chairman of the British Medical Association’s junior doctors’ committee has resigned, after a backlash from medics following her decision to call off planned strikes.Dr Ellen McCourt stepped down on Friday night, saying it had become clear to her that her position was “untenable”.She will be replaced by her deputy Dr Pete Campbell, a Momentum supporter from the more militant wing of the union. Dr McCourt had been in post for just four months. Well that was unexpected. @TheBMA JDC chair Ellen McCourt just resigned. What now?— Helen Stigaard Laird (@Helenlaird) November 4, 2016 Her predecessor had resigned in July after a new contract for he had backed was rejected by a vote of junior doctors.After replacing him, Dr McCourt proposed that the union embark on the most crippling strike action in the history of the NHS, with months of week-long walkouts.That triggered despair among many doctors, who feared it would risk lives, and damage the credibility of their cause.The strikes were finally called off in September, after an all-day meeting of the junior doctors committee (JDC), which was deeply divided over the issue.Since then, Dr McCourt has been under increasing attack from more militant doctors, who have accused the union of presiding over a “toothless omnishambles” in their handing of the contract. I have continued to listen to junior doctors and it has become increasingly apparent to me that my position is untenableDr Ellen McCourtcenter_img In a statement, the junior doctor said: “I led the JDC to make decisions based on the position of our membership. I have defended the rights of junior doctors to make the decisions about their futures themselves and not have this right taken away from them.”I have faithfully upheld the wishes of the majority of junior doctors to reject the contract, their desire for escalated IA (industrial action) and the decision by JDC to suspend the action.”While I was deeply honoured to be re-elected as chair of JDC, over the past few weeks I have continued to listen to junior doctors and it has become increasingly apparent to me that my position is untenable.”A number of doctors had accused the the BMA of a “betrayal” of junior doctors for suddenly abandoning the strikes just 10 days before the walkouts were due to begin.The contract has now been introduced for some doctors, starting this month. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Petro Georgiou receives migration award

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Former Liberal politician Petro Georgiou was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his influence on multiculturalism at the 2015 Migration and Settlement Awards this week.Mr Georgiou served as the federal member for Kooyong, in Melbourne’s east, from 1994 until his retirement in 2010, when he was succeeded by current Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.In accepting the achievement, Georgiou was highly critical of Australia’s handling of asylum seekers.“What we now have is a legacy of over 1,500 people who have come under our protection, detained for years on Manus Island and Nauru with no end in sight. Our treatment of these women and children is, I believe, wrong. And I believe that an increasing number of Australians, once they appreciate what is happening, will regard it as unacceptable,” he said. Prime Minister Tony Abbott acknowledged the positive impact winners and nominees had on migration at the Awards – held at Parliament House in Canberra. “These awards acknowledge the hard work and the dedication of those who are helping the newest members of our team to become the fullest of participants.”Others to have been acknowledged for their services and impact on migration and multiculturalism were the ACT Women’s Legal Centre, the AFL and the Islamic Women’s Association of Queensland.last_img read more

Suspect arrested in double shooting that left Hallandale Beach woman dead

first_img#HBPDBREAKINGNEWS Police took Eddie Sabastain Mosley into custody at about 2 AM this morning and charged him with Murder.— Hallandale Beach PD (@HallandaleBchPD) September 15, 2016Mosley is accused of fatally shooting Turnquest and shooting another person outside of a home located near the 600 block of Southwest Fourth Street, just after Midnight, Wednesday. According to authorities, the shooting happened outside of Turnquest’s home, where she lived with her grandmother.Investigators believe Mosley targeted the victims. “We do have evidence that shows the three did know each other,” said Hallandale Beach Police Maj. Pedro Abut, “and something occurred earlier in the evening that led up to this location.”Related: Shooting in Hallandale Beach leaves 1 dead, 1 injured #HBPDNEWSUPDATE Police recvd info suspect Eddie Mosley went to a Barbershop in Hlwd and chgd appearance. See photo.— Hallandale Beach PD (@HallandaleBchPD) September 14, 2016 Several hours after the shootings, police received reports of sightings of a “person of interest” in connection to the double shooting, who was Mosley. He lived in the neighborhood. Hallandale Beach Police Major Pedro Abut said Mosley had been seen riding a bicycle around Hallandale Beach Boulevard.Police said they took a K-9 to search for a gun through the front yards of homes along Southwest Fourth Street, Wednesday.Wednesday evening, Hallandale Beach Police and the SWAT team surrounded his home with guns drawn. However, Mosley was not at home at the time. HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a suspect in the double shooting that left a Hallandale Beach woman dead and a man injured, early Wednesday morning.According to Hallandale Beach Police, at around 2 a.m., Thursday, 29-year-old Eddie Sabastain Mosley was taken into custody and charged with the murder of 24-year-old Marlena Turnquest. He is expected to appear in bond court sometime Thursday afternoon.center_img The male victim has not yet been identified. However, police said, he was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he underwent surgery.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #HBPDNEWSUPDATE Police have confirmed Eddie Mosley not at his home at the 500 blk of SW 10 st after rcving info he was possibly there.— Hallandale Beach PD (@HallandaleBchPD) September 14, 2016last_img read more

Advanstar Moves Auto Title to DigitalOnly

first_imgThe print edition of Aftermarket Business carried a monthly circulation of 20,000. The digital version will be e-mailed to more than 140,000 “decision makers and influencers” in the auto distribution market, the company said.Advanstar partnered with digital vendor Nxtbook Media to develop the magazine’s digital format. “Print magazines don’t inherently translate well to a comp screen,” Savas said. “So, instead of having a 150-page magazine replicated for the Web, we’ll produce a 15-, 16-page e-magazine in rectangular format that’s easy to read on a computer screen.”While he declined offer a specific amount, Savas said transitioning to digital will also save a significant amount of money in printing and distribution costs. “Like every other magazine, our revenue was declining in print,” he said. “While it didn’t get to the point where the magazine was losing money overall, we decided that a new strategy was in order.” Trade publisher Advanstar Communications has decided to fold the print edition of auto title Aftermarket Business. The December issue will be its last.Starting in January, Advanstar instead will publish a monthly digital version of the 73-year-old magazine as well as twice-weekly e-newsletters. Going all-digital is a “more efficient and timely method of reaching buyers and sellers in distribution,” Advanstar vice president and Automotive Group general manager Jim Savas told FOLIO:. “Our audience is less reliant today on old media in a monthly print format. They’re reacting to news much quicker. This is another evolution in the way we want to help our advertisers communicate to the distribution audience.”last_img read more

GRAMMYConnect Presents 6 Degrees From Brandi Carlile

first_imgNews GRAMMYConnect Presents: 6 Degrees From Brandi Carlile 6 Degrees From Brandi Carlile With GRAMMYConnect grammyconnect-presents-6-degrees-brandi-carlile We put the seven-time GRAMMY nominee together with for an IBM Watson-fueled exploration of the talented and powerful people who contributed to her careerthe GRAMMYsGRAMMYs Feb 5, 2019 – 11:36 am Over the course of their careers, GRAMMY-nominated artists intersect with hundreds—maybe thousands—of fellow musicians, producers, and other industry professionals. Many have a chance to work with entertainers outside the music industry, or even a politician or two.Given a typical GRAMMY-nominated artist’s far-reaching network, we thought it would be fun to explore a few of these connections with folk-rock singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile, who is nominated for six GRAMMYs this year. To help facilitate the conversation, we used, our AI-powered site developed in partnership with IBM.”It was really cool to kinda stroll dowm memory lane and see so many of the people that have touched my live over the years,” says Carlile. “I even came across a few connections I didn’t know I had.”One of those hidden connections was with none other than Amy Schumer, the comedienne, actress, and activist who shares a passion for many of the same causes as Carlile. Turns out Schumer and Carlile were born on the same exact day: June 1, 1981. “I think it’s quite a compliment to share a birthday with somebody that exciting and funny, and of that depth,” says Carlile. The two actually met one time at a hotel swimming pool, when Brandi’s wife managed to get a laugh out of Schumer. “She made the funniest woman in America laugh.”Exclusive: Brandi Carlile On ‘By The Way, I Forgive You’ & “The Joke”That’s not the only surprising link GRAMMYConnect found to Carlile: The Washington-born singer also has deep ties to former President Barack Obama. Obama has included a few of Carlile’s songs on the favorites list he posts every year. Not only that, but he wrote the foreword to Cover Stories, Carlile’s 2017 album to benefit children of war.“I’ve got a lot of connection points with Barack Obama over the last eight to 10 years,” says Carlile. “There are so many ways he’s impacted my life… I think the most potent connection I have to him is that I proposed to my wife on the day that he came out as the first American president in support of marriage equality.”And here’s one that many of you probably missed: Brandi is connected to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, due to her cameo in A Star is Born. In the scene, Cooper’s character, Jackson Maine, participates in a GRAMMY Awards tribute to Roy Orbison. Brandi plays herself, and takes the lead on vocals in the scene.  We also explored Carlile’s connections to Dolly Parton, who will be honored as the 2019 MusicCares Person of the Year at the L.A. Convention Center two nights before the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards. Click Dolly’s name to find out how the two are connected! And while you’re at it, find out how Carlile connects to GRAMMY winners Pearl Jam, Elton John, Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris.To explore more of Brandi’s connections, or the connections of more than 19,000 GRAMMY-nominated artists through the years, go to Then, be sure to watch the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.Read more Facebook Twitter Email last_img read more

ATM Fees Among The Highest In Houston Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharecenter_img X ATM fees have gone up across the county for the past 14 years.In Houston, bank customers are paying on average $5.18 when they’re using other banks’ machines – the third-most nationwide.A survey by looked at the 10 largest banks in 25 metro areas.Greg McBride, the company’s chief financial officer, said the bank that owns the ATM usually charges around $3.The issue is with what your own bank charges on top of that.“(In) many other parts of the country, we actually saw more accounts and more banks that were allowing their own customers to go outside the network for free,” he said. “You’d still pay the ATM owner but at least you wouldn’t pay your own bank. In Houston, that wasn’t the case.”To avoid costly charges, he said, you should only get cash at your own bank’s ATM or find out if your bank is part of a network that lets you access other machines for free. 00:00 /00:54last_img read more

Samurai Jack Returns in March Watch the New Trailer

first_imgThe premiere of the new season of Samurai Jack has finally been revealed.— Nate (@CabooseJr) January 23, 2017Fans have been eagerly waiting since December 2015 after the network released a five-second teaser that read “Samurai Jack, Adult Swim 2016.” Few details were released, but Cartoon Network was able to confirm that series creator Genndy Tartakovsky was returning and that it’ll be a part of the Toonami lineup, which is now on Saturday nights.We at Geek were so excited that we rewatched a number of episodes in celebration. we’ll probably rewatch the series again before the premiere date.Samurai Jack originally ran on Cartoon Network between 2001 and 2004. It ran for four seasons and 52 episodes. It told the story of a prince and samurai who gets transported to the future in his quest to defeat the demon Aku. The property took on new life in an IDW comic book series that ran for 21 issues between 2013 and 2015, but it was still unclear if Jack ever got back to his time.The creators had originally planned to bring the characters back in a movie. Tartakovsky had stated making it was “on the top of my list” but multiple factors, including the question of its potential commercial success, got in the way. The death of Mako Iwamatsu, who played Aku, also put a pin in a possible future production.Details are still scarce for the fifth season. There will be a time jump between seasons four and five, and the creators promise that we’ll be seeing the character “in a whole new light.” Tartakovsky announced at San Diego Comic Con last year that the new season would be ten episodes long and would be the end for the characters.“It’s the final journey – whatever happens at the end is the end,” he said.He also added that it’ll be bittersweet.“It’s something that I’ve wanted to do in animation for a long time, and it’s super challenging, but if we get it right it’s going to leave people in tears,” he said.Samurai Jack returns on March 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET. Samurai Jack Finally Makes Sense on Adult SwimRewatching Samurai Jack: Episode 12, Jack and the Gangsters Stay on targetcenter_img It’s been teased for so long, but now we have an official release date. Samurai Jack‘s new season will premiere on Adult Swim on March 11.Check out the new mind-blowing trailer for the final season, set fifty years in the future.The network confirmed the air date in one of its commercial bumpers, where they answered a viewer’s question.“Hey stop ignoring questions about Samurai Jack,” Twitter user hegelbagel wrote.Adult Swim, always blunt, just came out and announced the date. You can watch the announcement below.last_img read more

Facing insomnia Try these to avoid it

first_imgTry taking a warm shower or indulging in some natural oil therapy to help you battle insomnia, suggest experts. Insomnia or sleeplessness can be taken care of by following natural remedies suggested by experts:Before going to bed, take a warm shower. It is like an exercise, the hot shower will help you to fall asleep as soon as you hit the bed.Dip your feet in lukewarm water in a foot bathtub or bucket to relax your body muscles and tissues and add one teaspoon of epsom salt commonly known as dead sea salt. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFoot bath also prevents your skin from unwanted bacteria and decreases the leg pain that you gained from the whole day. In the bucket of warm water, you can also put some essential oil like Basil (Tulsi) Oil, cedarwood oil, cypress oil, juniper berry oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil and wintergreen oil. Just put 1 or 2 drops into the water.Lavender, Jasmine, Neroli, and ylang-ylang are very useful for the natural oil therapy for insomnia. The soothing and calm effect of essential oil can prevent you from sleeplessness. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDo not eat or drink right before going to bed. Eating a late dinner or snacking before going to bed can activate the digestive system and you can suffer from gastric problems or heartburn. It is even more important to avoid eating and drinking right before bed since this can make your symptoms worse and will keep you up.Make your sleeping environment comfortable: Temperature, lighting, and noise should be controlled to make the bedroom convenient for sleep. Decrease your caffeine intake.Delay worrying and brainstorming. If you wake up during the night feeling anxious about something, make a brief note of it on paper and postpone worrying about it until the next day when it will be easier to resolve.Alcohol disrupts the sleep cycle and may keep you up throughout the night.Avoid naps during the day as it can make it more difficult for you to sleep at night. If you feel like you have to take a nap, limit it to 30 minutes.Sip warm milk with honey daily at night.Practice cognitive behavioural therapy and manage your stress with exercise daily.Stick to a regular sleep schedule. Set your biological clock by sleeping and getting up at the same time every day, including weekends. Get up at your usual time in the morning even if you’re tired. This will help you get back in a regular sleep rhythm.Turn off all screens at least an hour before bed. Electronic screens emit a blue light that disrupts your body’s production of melatonin and combats sleepiness. So instead of watching TV or spending time on your phone, tablet, or computer, choose another relaxing activity, such as reading a book or listening to soft music.Move bedroom clocks out of view. Anxiously watching the minutes tick by when you can’t sleep – knowing that you’re going to be exhausted when the alarm goes off – is a surefire recipe for insomnia.last_img read more

VIDEO Daniel Cormier responds to Jon Jones saying he looks like a

first_imgWhile the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor circus has dominated headlines, the fight of the summer is going down at UFC 214 this Saturday between Jon Jones and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.Cormier and Jones’ dislike for each other is well known, and at the first presser for the fight, today, the insults were flying. At one point, Jones said Cormier looked like a crackhead in a suit, to which Cormier reminded Jones of his well documented history of substance abuse:“I may look like a crackhead, but I’ve never been a crackhead like you.”Hopefully, for Jones sake, he doesn’t walk into any punches like he walked into that third degree burn.Jones: “You look like a crackhead with a suit on.”Cormier: “I could look like one, but I’ve never been a crackhead like you!” #UFC214— #UFC214 (@btsportufc) July 26, 2017last_img read more

Stay alert when carrying cash

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Claus von Bulow, cleared in attempted murder of wife, dies by Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Posted May 30, 2019 3:01 pm PDT FILE – In a June 10, 1985 file photo, Claus von Bulow is pictured with his daughter Cosima, left, and his companion Andrea Reynolds, in Providence, R.I., after being acquitted for the attempted murder of his wife. Claus von Bulow, who was convicted but later acquitted of trying to kill his wealthy wife in two trials that drew intense international attention in the 1980s, died Saturday, May 25, 2019 in London, said his son Riccardo Pavoncelli. He was 92. Man at left is unidentified. (AP Photo, File) LONDON — Danish-born socialite Claus von Bulow, who was convicted but later acquitted of trying to kill his wealthy wife in two trials that drew intense international attention in the 1980s, has died. He was 92.Von Bulow, who moved to London after he was cleared, died at his home there on Saturday, his son-in-law, Riccardo Pavoncelli, told The New York Times.The tall, aristocratic von Bulow was charged with putting his wife, Martha “Sunny” von Bulow, into an irreversible coma to gain her fortune so he could live with his mistress, a raven-haired soap opera actress. He was convicted of attempted murder in 1982 at a trial in Newport, Rhode Island, that was widely followed with its high society overtones about possible attempted murder by insulin injection.The conviction was overturned on appeal and he was acquitted at his second trial in 1985.The case split his family: Sunny von Bulow’s two children from her first marriage to an Austrian prince accused their stepfather of attempted murder, while the couple’s daughter maintained her father was innocent. That loyalty nearly cost her millions — she was for several years excluded from her wealthy grandmother’s will because of her belief in her father’s innocence.The jury in the first case endorsed the prosecution claim that Sunny von Bulow’s coma was caused by insulin injections administered surreptitiously by her husband Claus, but the second jury did not reach the same conclusion.Sunny von Bulow died in 2008, nearly 28 years after she became comatose.Claus von Bulow, who was portrayed by Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons in a film about the attempted murder case, always maintained his innocence. He did not testify at his criminal trials, but did deny wrongdoing under oath in a civil case brought by his stepchildren.He rarely spoke about the case, in part because an eventual financial settlement reached with his stepchildren required him to keep mum.“If I give an interview, it will be a $5 million interview,” he told The Associated Press in 2012, referring to a fine he said he might face if he discussed the matter with the press.Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who represented von Bulow and kept in touch with him for decades, said he scrupulously avoided the spotlight.“He lived a good happy life following his acquittal, because he decided to remain in private. I advised him once we won the case to disappear from public view. He, unlike O.J. Simpson, accepted my advice,” Dershowitz said on Thursday.Before the settlement agreement silenced him, von Bulow described the case as a disaster for all concerned. “This was a tragedy and it satisfied all of Aristotle’s definitions of tragedy,” he told members of the Harvard Law School during a 1986 talk. “Everyone is wounded, some fatally.”When he was found not guilty at the second trial, von Bulow announced plans to permanently leave the United States for Europe. He also expressed an interest in staying out of the public eye.“I want to be forgotten and live peacefully,” he said.Dershowitz said he lived a “simple and humble life in a very small apartment,” enjoying the company of his daughter and grandchildren and attending the opera and theatre.The trial had shed light on the lives of the super-rich during an era when Ronald Reagan was president and TV shows such as “Dallas” and “Dynasty” were extremely popular.The von Bulows had a grand Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City to go along with Clarendon Court, their oceanside mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, which had been the setting for the 1956 musical “High Society” starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.Sunny Von Bulow — who in her youth resembled Kelly, according to many friends — was the source of the wealth. She was the heiress to a substantial fortune, with her mother’s net worth estimated at $100 million. In the trials she was portrayed as an unhappy woman, although some friends, including the writer Dominick Dunne, challenged this perception as inaccurate and unfair.The prosecution said Claus von Bulow on two occasions injected his wife with insulin in an attempt to aggravate her hypoglycemia and kill her. They said he could not face the financial consequences of a divorce that would cut him off from her millions.Prosecutors said he did not come to her aid after she was stricken, refusing to call a doctor, even though the family maid, Maria Schrallhammer, begged him to summon medical help. Her testimony about his cold-hearted behaviour prompted the famous tabloid headline: “Maid: Claus was a Louse.”At the first trial, actress Alexandra Isles, known for her role in “Dark Shadows,” gave damning testimony that she had told von Bulow she would end their love affair, if he did not leave Sunny. That helped convince the jury that von Bulow had a motive for trying to kill his wife.The 1982 guilty verdict in the first trail was overturned by the Rhode Island Supreme Court two years later in a decision that helped establish the national reputation of Dershowitz, who managed the successful appeal.That led to a second trial, held in nearby Providence.Dershowitz on Thursday recalled that the appeal he argued was the first time any appeal was covered on television.“It was the first really highly publicized case in the new age of widespread media coverage,” Dershowitz said. “It was a prelude in many ways to the O.J. Simpson case, but it was a decade earlier.”Claus von Bulow used a different legal team that was better able to challenge the medical testimony linking Sunny’s coma to insulin injections, and the acquittal marked the end of von Bulow’s criminal exposure. That still left him vulnerable to a substantial civil case brought by his stepchildren, who believed he was directly responsible for their mother’s vegetative state. They sued him for $56 million in July 1985, just one month after his acquittal.A settlement was reached two years later in which von Bulow agreed to drop all claims to his wife’s fortune, to divorce her, and to refrain from discussing the case or profiting from it.The divorce meant that he would no longer be legally in charge of Sunny’s medical care — which gave his stepchildren some solace.In exchange, his daughter Cosima — who had been excluded from her grandmother’s will because she sided with her father in the dispute — had her lucrative position in the will restored. Von Bulow said at the time that he was pleased with the result because he had been seeking financial parity for Cosima.The next major development in the drama was the “Reversal of Fortune” film that saw Irons win an Academy Award for his devastating portrayal of von Bulow. Glenn Close played Sunny in the film, which portrayed appeals lawyer Dershowitz (author of the book it was based on) in a heroic light.Dershowitz said von Bulow liked the book, but disliked the movie because it left as an open question whether he was guilty or innocent, while the book came down definitively on von Bulow’s side.Von Bulow was born Claus Cecil Borberg in 1926 in Copenhagen. During World War II, after the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Claus was moved to England and was brought up by his mother and maternal grandfather, Frits Bulow, a former justice minister in Denmark.Claus adopted the Bulow name and was said to have added the “von” when he was a young adult.He graduated in law from Trinity College, Cambridge, and worked in the legal field for some years before he became a personal assistant to oil baron J. Paul Getty.___Michelle R. Smith contributed to this report from Providence, Rhode Island.Gregory Katz, The Associated Presslast_img read more