Man tried four times in 1981 murder appeals conviction seeks stay

first_imgTORONTO — An Ontario man who was tried four times in the killing of a Hamilton nursing assistant is asking the province’s highest court to overturn his murder conviction and put the case on hold indefinitely.It’s been nearly four decades since Diane Werendowicz was attacked on her way home from a night out with friends. The 23-year-old was dragged into a ravine, sexually assaulted, strangled and dumped in a creek.Robert Badgerow was arrested 17 years later and eventually convicted of first-degree murder, but the verdict was overturned on appeal. Jurors in his second and third trials were unable to reach a verdict.He was then granted a stay of proceedings but that was revoked by Ontario’s Court of Appeal in 2014 after it found evidence about a 911 call had been improperly excluded from previous trials.Badgerow was tried a fourth time in 2016, this time including the 911 call evidence, and found guilty of first-degree murder.His lawyers now argue the judge made several mistakes in his instructions to the jury, including in his directions on how to weigh the evidence regarding the call. They say the court should grant Badgerow a stay of proceedings.“The state has now had the nearly unprecedented opportunity to try the appellant a fourth time for this offence, but has again failed to do so fairly,” they say in documents filed ahead of a hearing on Thursday.“Thirty-seven years have passed since the events and 20 years since the appellant’s arrest, over 10 of which he spent in custody. Numerous witnesses have died. Ordering a fifth trial in these circumstances would constitute an abuse of process.”Court documents say Werendowicz had gone out for drinks with friends after work on June 19, 1981, and left the bar around midnight to walk home, which would have taken about 15 minutes.Her body was found by children playing in the area the evening of June 20, the documents say. A tire covered her head and shoulders but when it was lifted, investigators discovered she had been strangled, and the strap of her purse was around her neck.Forensic experts found semen on her genitals and her jeans, the documents say. The fly of her jeans was down when she was found, her blouse was unbuttoned and her underwear was found nearby.Badgerow was identified as a suspect in the late 1990s and his DNA matched the profile from the semen found on Werendowicz.He has maintained throughout his trials that he had consensual sex with Werendowicz in the back of his truck outside the bar the night she died and that someone else attacked her on her way home.In the appeal, his lawyers argue the judge gave unfair instructions to the jury regarding the 911 call, which was possibly placed by the killer and traced to a pay phone at a location near Badgerow’s workplace. The call, made two days after Werendowicz’s body was found, reported that she had been raped before she was killed and that she was strangled with her purse.“The trial judge’s instruction misstated the evidence, misrepresented and then unduly emphasized the supposed reliability of the trace, and failed to mention the significant evidence casting doubt on the trace’s accuracy,” including the possibility of human error, they say.They allege the trial judge made several other mistakes, among them his instructions on the risks of voice identification from the 911 call.The judge’s warnings were undermined by his invitation to use “common sense,” rather than judicial instructions, in evaluating the evidence and in his failure to refer to specific details in the case they should examine with caution, the lawyers argue.“It was only after the DNA evidence led to his arrest that people began to come forward purporting to ID the appellant as the caller,” they say.“This evidence was inherently less valuable as a result. The trial judge failed to highlight this critical point for the jury, despite a specific request from the defence that he do so.”The defence also alleges the judge erred in his instructions on how to use a video of Badgerow from his first wedding in 1982.The judge acknowledged there was no evidence the video accurately captured Badgerow’s voice but still told jurors they could compare it to the voice on the 911 call, which was “contradictory,” defence lawyers argue.If a stay is not granted, they are asking for the court to order a fifth trial.Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Audit of homes on Labradors north coast paints bleak picture

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe results of a housing study conducted in Inuit communities on Labrador’s north coast have been released.The study shows that the region is plagued by many of the same problems facing remote northern communities.This is the first survey of its kind for Nunatsiavut.APTN’s Ossie Michelin from our bureau in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.last_img

TSX records first daily gain of September joining positive day for US

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock market posted its first daily gain in September on Tuesday, joining U.S. markets in a positive day of trading as investors await important news about trade and political decisions on both sides of the border.The 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States was basically flat but marked the first TSX gain since Aug. 29, said Catharine Sterritt, portfolio manager for CIBC Asset Management.“It’s as if the market is just holding its breath because we are in front of a lot of news,” she said in an interview.Sterritt pointed to the prospect of important details coming out of Liberal caucus meetings in Saskatoon about the government’s response to the Trans Mountain judicial pipeline decision and the federal response to the U.S. competitive advance from its adoption of accelerated depreciation.Markets are awaiting the conclusion of NAFTA negotiations in the coming weeks as well as China’s response to further potential trade tariffs imposed by the U.S.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 37.16 points to 16,094.25, after reaching a high or 16,111.65 on 215.6 million shares traded. The market recovered some of the losses over the past seven trading sessions but was still down 1.8 per cent from when it began to lose ground.All sectors except for energy, utilities, gold and base metals rose on the day. It was led by health care even though many cannabis stocks were down.Canadian transportation companies including railways and airlines drove an increase for the industrials sector while the important financial, materials and energy sectors were essentially flat.Recreational products company BRP Inc. was the biggest loser of the day on the TSX after it launched a marketed secondary offering for 8.7 million shares by its largest shareholders and also filed to list its shares on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. It closed down $5.98, or 8.41 per cent, to $65.13.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average of 76.22 cents US compared with an average of 75.97 cents US on Monday.It rose as Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland briefly resumed NAFTA negotiations in Washington.“The overall market is still expecting that we’re going to see a positive resolution, especially on the auto side, but it is concerning this threat of auto tariffs and so people do want to see this resolved,” Sterritt said.The October crude contract was up US$1.71 to US$69.25 per barrel as concern was raised about potential disruptions from hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. This comes despite expectations that the U.S. administration is putting pressure on OPEC and Russia to keep oil flowing to reduce prices at the pump ahead of key midterm elections, she added.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 113.99 points to 25,971.06. The S&P 500 index was up 10.76 points to 2,887.89, while the Nasdaq composite was up 48.31 points at 7,972.47.The risks overhang a booming core economy in the United States, where demand is growing and there is another industrial revolution happening in technology that could spur further market growth.“It’s very interesting times when we have such strong corporate metrics and so many clouds on the macro horizon,” Sterritt said. “It’s going to be a stock pickers opportunity for sure.”The October natural gas contract was up 2.4 cents at US$2.83 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$2.40 to US$1,202.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 0.65 cents at US$2.62 a pound.last_img read more

Global expectations high for climate change breakthrough – Ban Kimoon

12 December 2007The world is counting on a breakthrough at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates today at the summit, calling the fight against global warming “the moral challenge of our generation.” The world is counting on a breakthrough at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates today at the summit, calling the fight against global warming “the moral challenge of our generation.” In a speech at the opening of the Conference’s high-level segment, he said that “what the world expects from Bali – from all of you – is an agreement to launch negotiations towards a comprehensive climate change agreement.” Mr. Ban underscored the importance of creating a road map to tackle climate change and a timeline to produce a new agreement by 2009 so that it can enter into force after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. “Let us turn the climate crisis into a climate compact,” he said, informing the delegates that they have been given a “clear charge” by the world to produce a breakthrough. “Not only are the eyes of the world upon us – more important, succeeding generations depend on us. We cannot rob our children of their future.” Climate change affects those least equipped to cope and those least responsible the hardest, the Secretary-General pointed out. “We have an ethical obligation to right this injustice,” he noted. “We have a duty to protect the most vulnerable.” The Secretary-General urged developed countries to continue taking the lead in slashing emissions, while developing nations need incentives to curb their own release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. “Together, we can spur a new era of green economics, an era of truly sustainable development based on clean technology and a low-emission technology,” he declared. According to scientists, creative solutions can result in both lowered emissions and economic growth, Mr. Ban said, as the “costs of inaction – in ecological, human and financial terms – far exceed the costs of action now.” Acknowledging that concluding a new climate change regime will not be easy, the Secretary-General pledged the world body’s support through the negotiating period and assistance in implementing agreements reached. “Every UN agency, fund and programme is committed,” he told the gathering of more than 130 government ministers and six heads of State. “We are determined to be a part of the answer to climate change.” Mr. Ban also paid tribute to the UN officials and civilians who lost their lives in the deadly blasts that rocked Algiers, Algeria, and called on the perpetrators of the “outrageous attacks” to be brought to justice. “These cowardly attacks cannot be justified under any circumstances,” he said.Responding to reporters’ questions following his speech, Mr. Ban acknowledged that at the Conference, “realistically, it may be too ambitious if delegations expect to be able to agree on a target of greenhouse gas emission reduction.”However, he expressed confidence that participants will be able to agree on a road map to launch negotiations.“We really need to expedite our process of negotiation. Therefore, we need to have a very clearly time-bound target to conclude by the end of 2009,” he noted.“The United Nations and I as its Secretary-General will spare no efforts to facilitate and to help Member States and to urge [them to action]. Whatever political influence I have, I will try to use.” read more

Federal judge upholds a Trump alternative to Obamacare

WASHINGTON — A federal judge is upholding the Trump administration’s expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s costlier comprehensive insurance.U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon in Washington, D.C., found that the potential downside of expanding short-term plans is “minimal” and “benefits are undeniable” for some consumers. He concluded that the Trump administration had the legal authority to issue rules last year making the plans more attractive to customers.Where available, the plans now are good for up to 12 months and may be renewed for 36 months. But they don’t have to cover people with pre-existing conditions or provide basic benefits like prescription drugs.The Association for Community Affiliated Plans, an insurer group that sued the administration, plans to appeal.The Associated Press read more

Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 24 April 2015

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Womens Basketball No 14 Ohio States firsthalf domination leads to easy 8854

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell delivers a pass as she crashes into a defender during the Buckeyes game against the Boilermakers on Feb 18. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 14 Ohio State women’s basketball team closed out its final home game of the season with an 88-54 victory against Northwestern. The Buckeyes have won five straight home games, and seven of their last eight games overall.A 19-4 run midway through first quarter saw Ohio State (23-6, 12-3 Big Ten) jump out to a 28-13 first-quarter lead to keep Northwestern (10-19, 3-12 Big Ten) at bay early.Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun finished the quarter with eight points after she shot 3-for-3, and 2-for-2 from 3. Ohio State finished the quarter hitting its last six field goals, helping it to take its 15-point lead heading into the second quarter. Calhoun finished with 14 points and 3 assists.Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell led the team with 22 points, while redshirt senior forward Linnae Harper added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.Following Ohio State’s first quarter success, it built from there and cruised the rest of the game. It held a 50-28 advantage heading into the second-half, in large part due to its shooting success at 61 percent and steady defense.The Buckeyes’ lead increased as high as 29 points with a 7-0 run in the third quarter helping to extend the lead. A 9-0 run by Northwestern cut the gap to 20.Leading 66-42 heading into the fourth quarter, Ohio State outscored Northwestern 22-12 in the closing quarter to put the game away. It limited the Wildcats to just 21.4 percent shooting in the fourth quarter with Ohio State securing its seventh straight conference win.In their final home game, the Buckeyes shot 60 percent and outscored Northwestern 48-28 in paint points. Northwestern junior forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah recorded her 17th double-double. She led the team in scoring and rebounds with 23 points and 14 rebounds. The Wildcats were limited to 35.5 percent shooting and turned the ball over 19 times. As a result of those turnovers, Ohio State outscored Northwestern 14-2 in fastbreak points. Ohio State concludes its regular-season play with a game against Penn State at noon Sunday. The Buckeyes won the previous meeting against the Nittany Lions this season 94-64. read more

What is the UltraViolet digital movie system

first_imgThe most common excuse I hear when someone justifies pirating a film is ease of access. They say, “If Hollywood would make it as easy to watch a movie using a system they want me to use versus heading over to [pirating method of their choosing], I’d use it”. Ignoring the legal implications behind the statement for a moment, the logic is sound. In a perfect world, you could buy your movie in the format you chose and have it be available on all of your devices. For some, this is a non-issue. If you have an iPhone, and Apple TV, and use iTunes, your digital content is already just about everywhere you could want it. If, however, you haven’t made this lifestyle choice, the options available to you become somewhat jumbled. A collaboration of 75 technology companies from every corner of the industry have come together with the hope to fill this void. The group calls themselves the UltraViolet Alliance, and their product is the similarly named UltraViolet.What is UltraViolet?Starting this month, you will start to see Blu-ray discs with the UltraViolet logo on them, starting with the Green Lantern and Horrible Bosses. If you buy the Blu-ray and watch it at home, your viewing experience will not be any different. If, however, you head to your computer and enter in the UltraViolet code found within the case, you will have your first UltraViolet movie.The purpose of UltraViolet is to give you access to your movie in a digital format on as many devices as possible. You can download it and watch it anywhere, or you can stream it to any device that has the Movies by Flixster app (Android and iOS included). Right now, streaming is the only option available, but their websites claim access to the feature will begin on the 20th of December.Setting up UltraVioletAccording to the documentation provided in my copy of Green Lantern, all you have to do to get started is head to Flixster and enter in your code. This is mostly true, though if you don’t have an account first you will need to make one. Unfortunately, this part of the process was less than smooth.Once you are able to create your account and feed your code to the machine. As soon as you submit the code, you have access to whatever movie you just unlocked. According to their service, any device on Android and the iPhone (4 and 4S) versions of the Movies by Flixster app. When you have access to your movie, you be able to stream it across all of your devices instantly. The website shows that streaming to your TV is “Coming Soon”, but a source at Flixster tells me this is for Google TV. The Movies by Flixster app will be available on Google TV when the Android 3.1 update comes to those devices. Streaming to your computer or to your phone or tablet is currently only Standard Definition.There are two movies available now, and eleven more on the way before the end of the year. Currently it seems like there are no plans to allow users to simply purchase the digital copies of the movie — you will need to purchase the Blu-ray version of the movie to have access to UltraViolet. I have to wonder though, will most discs ever leave their cases if users can stream right to a TV?Final ThoughtsIs this a cure all to video piracy? Of course not. People are going to steal content regardless of advances like this one, though UltraViolet does seem to be a positive direction for the future of digital content from Hollywood. If UltraViolet catches on, there’s potential for this to be the medium that is used to slowly phase out optical storage.The Movies by Flixster app is one of the more popular apps on both iOS and Android, and the subtle addition of this service to that app will make the transition seem organic to many users, even if all they do is use the service on mobile devices.All in all, my experience with UltraViolet so far has been a positive one. It’s a great value add to anyone already buying Blu-ray movies.last_img read more

USA Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup

first_img By Steve O’Rourke 25,854 Views Follow us: the42.ie Jun 13th 2018, 11:59 AM The United bin won comfortably. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 11:59 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share11 Tweet Email The United bin won comfortably. USA, Mexico and Canada to host 2026 World Cup The vote was made this morning. Short URL http://the42.ie/4068414 Image: PA Wire/PA Images 106 Comments THE UNITED BID of USA, Mexico and Canada has won the right to host the 2026 World Cup.Fifa nations voted for the joint bid over Morocco by 134 votes to 65, largely in line with expectations.Fifa’s task force had inspected both bids and awarded the United one 402.8 [out of 500] compared to just 274.9 for Morocco.There were also significant financial discrepancies between both bids, with the winner promising a profit of €9 billion for the Fifa coffers while Morocco projected €5.1 billion.This will be Mexico’s third time to host football’s showpiece event and Canada’s first.The USA previously hosted the 1994 World Cup which still holds the record of 3.6 million attendees [from just 52 matches].“Hosting the 2026 Fifa World Cup is a rare and important moment to demonstrate that we are all truly united through sport,” Carlos Cordeiro, the president of US Soccer said after the result was announced.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!last_img read more

LIndonésie à nouveau touchée par un séisme

first_imgL’Indonésie à nouveau touchée par un séismeIndonésie – L’Aceh, une province située au nord de l’île de Sumatra, a été secouée par un violent séisme de magnitude 7,4 dimanche dernier. Une alerte au tsunami a été lancée puis finalement levée. Déjà touchée par un séisme meurtrier d’une magnitude de 9,3 suivi d’un tsunami en décembre 2004, la province de l’Aceh a de nouveau été victime d’un tremblement de terre. En 2004, 170.000 personnes avaient péri rien que dans cette région. Une alerte au tsunami a donc naturellement été lancée dimanche, puis levée 90 minutes plus tard. Le séisme a eu lieu à 12h59 locales, soit 07h59 en France. L’Institut de géophysique américain (USGS) a évalué sa magnitude à 7,4 sur l’échelle de Richter. Selon un journaliste basé à Banda Aceh, la terre a tremblé pendant 3 minutes, semant un vent de panique sur la région. Aucune victime n’est à déplorer selon les autorités locales : seuls des dommages matériels ont été recensés, comme des maisons endommagées et des coupures de courant. Le 10 mai 2010 à 13:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

LEcoCliff un projet de zoo vertical à Buenos Aires à découvrir en

first_imgL’Eco-Cliff, un projet de zoo vertical à Buenos Aires à découvrir en imagesArgentine – Eco-Cliff est un projet de zoo vertical qui viendrait s’implanter à Buenos Aires. Il incluerait une réserve animale et des zones prévues pour accueillir les oiseaux migrateurs. Le zoo “Eco-Cliff” est une proposition architecturale de Hila Davidpu, Tal Gazit, Eli Gotman et Hofi Harari, répondant à l’appel d’offres lancé par Buenos Aires en vue de la création d’un zoo vertical. Le zoo ressemble à un immense gratte-ciel, qui est censé accueillir les oiseaux migratoires. La structure d’Eco-Cliff permet aux visiteurs de déambuler à leur guise sur un chemin qui parcourt le bâtiment jusqu’à son sommet.Le zoo Eco-Cliff servira aussi de réserve à la faune de la Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve. Les ouvertures du bâtiment pourraient également servir à contrôler l’arrivée de lumière naturelle, d’air frais, de pluie dans des zones bien définies. Un ensemble de végétation est aussi prévu pour être implanté dans la structure des ouvertures, permettant ainsi de créer un écosystème local au sein du bâtiment.Découvrir le zoo vertical Eco-Cliff en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/eco-cliff/l-039-eco-cliff-un-zoo-vertical-a-buenos-aires_art9828.html#Le 19 octobre 2010 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mourinho declares Pogba still happy at United

first_imgDespite reports suggesting that France international star Paul Pogba is unhappy at Manchester United and wants to join Barcelona, his boss at United Jose Mourinho says his player – Pogba – remains happy at the club.United officials have been alleged to have increased suspicion of Pogba’s high-profile agent Mino Raiola, whom they blame for rumours that his client would prefer to join Barcelona. However, despite the reports, Mourinho maintains that while he will have a discussion with Pogba before deciding when exactly to re-introduce him to competitive first-team action, his perception of Pogba shows that he is happy.“My perception is he arrived Monday, happy, proud, with a desire to work,” Mourinho said ahead of Friday’s opening Premier League fixture against Leicester as quoted in France24.“He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. He’s one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“But it’s the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it’s the same. To know how they feel physically mentally to try to give us a help.“If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes half an hour. We don’t have many solutions and want to go with everything we have.“I see him very well but we need words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand.”last_img read more

Let no one go hungry over the holidays AML ALIV Bahamas Feeding

first_imgPress Release: ALIVPhoto captions:Header: ‘Let no one go hungry over the holidays’ – AML Foods Limited and ALIV announced they will partner with the Bahamas Feeding Network for the most ambitious charitable campaign in the network and AML’s history – to raise $100,000 to put food on the tables of families that might otherwise go hungry over the holidays. (Photo: Ronnie Archer)Insert: Leading by Example – Renea Bastian, VP Marketing & Communications, AML Foods Limited (l.) jumpstarted the Feed 5000 Families campaign with a $20,000 donation to the fund. AML Foods Limited and ALIV announced they will partner with the Bahamas Feeding Network to raise $100,000 to put food on the tables of families that might otherwise go hungry over the holidays. Between Nov 17 – Dec 17, the public can donate towards $40 holiday meal packages in full or part at the checkout counter. ALIV customers can also donate by texting FEEDAML to 2548. (Photo: Ronnie Archer) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 18, 2017 – Nassau – Declaring that “no one should go hungry over the holidays while others are feasting,” AML Foods Limited and ALIV announced today they will partner with the Bahamas Feeding Network for the most ambitious charitable campaign in the network and AML’s history – to raise $100,000 to put food on the tables of families that might otherwise go hungry over the holidays.The campaign, called Feed 5,000 Families, will start in AML’s eight stores tomorrow and run through December 17th with customers able to donate $40 holiday meal packages in full or contribute to the make-up of a package at the checkout counter.   To jumpstart the campaign, AML Foods Limited pledged $20,000 to the feeding fund.   In Nassau, participating stores include Solomon’s Fresh Market Harbour Bay, Solomon’s Fresh Market Old Fort Bay, Cost Right Wholesale, Solomon’s Super Center and the new Solomon’s Yamacraw store.   In Grand Bahama donations can be made at Solomon’s Lucaya, Solomon’s Queen’s Highway and Cost Right Wholesale Freeport.In addition to taking donations at checkout, the company is teaming up with ALIV to make donations to the cause easier.   Starting tomorrow, ALIV customers can participate in the Feed 5000 Families drive by texting FEEDAML to 2648 to make a donation.“ALIV continues to fasten its increasing commitment to the people of the Bahamas.   A key part of the ALIV brand encompasses creating meaningful experiences not only for customers, but also for those in our communities.   This marks a shared effort to grant every man, woman, and child an opportunity to have a Christmas meal,” said Bianca Bethel- Sawyer, Events, Sponsorship & Community Manager at Aliv.   “We believe this project is a great way to end 2017, giving families a chance to gather together around a meal to celebrate the Christmas holidays and the traditions that bind us together.”Aliv customers can also donate by texting FEEDAML in the amounts of  $1, $2, $3, $4, AND $5 to 2548.The program was announced at a press conference today at Solomon’s Fresh Market, Harbour Bay.   This is the second year AML has led this initiative during the holiday season.   Last year, with the support of the community and campaign partners, the company raised $64,000 and distributed 1,600 holiday meal packages to families in need.“This is the most amazing donation and an incredible partnership.   We cannot thank AML Foods Limited enough, especially for understanding the need,” said Philip Smith, Executive Director of the Feeding Network.   “And this year we are really grateful that ALIV has joined the effort and is making it so easy to donate.“There is nothing more heart-wrenching than to look into a hungry person’s eyes and see the sadness.   It is bad any time of year, but over the holidays it can tear your heart out,” said Smith, whose team of volunteers prepares, plates and distributes more than 2,200 meals weekly in an ongoing campaign to ease the pain of hunger.   The Network partners with more than 120 churches, soup kitchens and feeding centers as well as distributing over 300 meals every Sunday in the Fox Hill community.“We are so grateful to AML Foods Limited which selected the Bahamas Feeding Network as its community feeding partner for this holiday season and is pulling out all the stops to make as much food available to people who truly need it,” Smith said.Every $40 donation will buy a food parcel that includes a picnic ham, whole chicken, five-pound bag of rice, two cans of peas, two cans of vegetables and a box of stuffing.   The package will comfortably feed a family of four.“As a company, one of the key segments of our community outreach is hunger prevention.   Last year, we started the program with an ambitious goal of feeding 5,000 families.   With the tremendous support of our shoppers and corporate partners, we raised $64,000, a significant amount for our first launch.   This year, we have set a goal of $100,000 which we believe will help us to increase our impact, helping more families in need celebrate the season with a special holiday meal,” said Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at AML Foods Limited.   “Our entire team is on board with this program and we look forward to working with The Bahamas Feeding Network making the season better for persons in our own community who might otherwise go without.”No purchase is necessary to make a donation at any Solomon’s Fresh Market, Solomon’s or Cost-Right location.   Donations can also be made at the Company’s headquarters in Nassau or Freeport.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

OIC envoy for UN intervention to avoid Rohingya genocide

first_img.The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar’s Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s special envoy to Myanmar.The conflict which has left at least 86 dead and an estimated 66,000 people fleeing into Bangladesh since it started on 9 October 2016, is no longer an internal issue but of international concern, said Syed Hamid Albar, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) special envoy to Myanmar.Syed Hamid said the OIC should seek UN intervention. His comments come ahead of a special OIC meeting called by Malaysia on Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the conflict affecting the Rohingya minority, who are predominantly Muslim.”We don’t want to see another genocide like in Cambodia or Rwanda,” Syed Hamid told Reuters in an interview ahead of the meeting in Kuala Lumpur.”The international community just observed, and how many people died? We have lessons from the past, for us to learn from and see what we can do,” he said.The OIC represents 57 states and acts as the collective voice of the Muslim world.Refugees, residents and human rights groups say Myanmar soldiers have committed summary executions, raped Rohingya women and burned homes since military operations started in the north of Rakhine State on 9 October.The government of predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied the accusations, saying many of the reports are fabricated, and it insists the strife in Rakhine State, where many Rohingya live, is an internal matter.The military operations were in response to attacks on security posts near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh that killed nine police officers. The Myanmar government has said that militants with overseas Islamist links were responsible.A Myanmar government spokesman said it will not attend the OIC meet as it is not an Islamic country, but that it had already made its actions clear to ASEAN members at their last meeting in December, and that UN intervention would only end up facing “unwanted resistance from local people”.”So that’s why the international community should have a positive approach and understand widely our country’s conflict situation,” said Zaw Htay, a spokesman for the office of Myanmar president Htin Kyaw.About 56,000 Rohingya now live in Muslim-majority Malaysia having fled previous unrest in Myanmar.Malaysia, which is Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy, broke the tradition of non-intervention by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by speaking out on the conflict, calling on the 10-member bloc to coordinate humanitarian aid and investigate alleged atrocities committed against the ethnic group.Zaw Htay criticised Malaysia for its outspoken position on the conflict, saying the country should manage “its own political crisis” and “avoid encouraging extremism and violence” in Myanmar.“Our new government is working seriously and carefully on the situation in Rakhine. We are working on a very complicated and tough problem with this internal conflict, so we need time to prevent it happening again,” Zaw Htay said.last_img read more

Cracking egg myths

first_imgWinter is set to knock on doors soon so its time to get your dose of eggs on a regular basis. Go for it without holding yourself back. Research has proven that, as opposed to the previous beliefs, eggs are actually good for health. Researchers have looked at the diets of people, and they have suggested that consuming eggs every day is not associated with cholesterol problems or heart disease. Eggs are low in saturated fat and they have no trans-fat, only a small amount of cholesterol. Most of the fat present in the eggs are the ‘good’ unsaturated fat.Take a look at some of the common myths and find out the fact behind them. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMyth: Eggs increase the blood cholesterol level and should be avoided!Fact: Eggs should not be avoided as they are an excellent source of protein. While measuring the impact of a food item on our blood cholesterol levels, saturated and trans-fat (the ‘bad’ fats) levels should be taken into account. Myth: Washing eggs before use can eliminate salmonella bacteria present on themFact: Salmonella bacteria are present inside the egg. Hence, washing eggs will not really help in removing the bacteria. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMyth: Having a lot of eggs in a day is bad for health!Fact: Scientifically it has been seen that up to three whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people.Myth: White eggs vs brown egg, which is healthier!Fact:The different eggshells colour comes from the pigments the hens produce. Hence, both white and brown have the same nutritional values.Myth: Eating eggs can cause heart disease!Facts: Eating eggs and heart disease are not linked. Myth: Eating eggs can help in preventing blindness!Fact: Eggs can help in protecting our eyes with age-related blindness because of the various kinds of nutrients they are loaded with. Myth: Buying eggs from local farmers is safer.Fact: There is no guarantee that farmers’ market is a safer option as compared to the grocery store.last_img read more

Killer Deal Huge 6TB External Drive Now 80 Off

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Nvidia reveals Big Format Gaming Displays with integrated Nvidia Shield

first_imgNvidia reveals Big Format Gaming Displays with integrated Nvidia Shield by Martin Brinkmann on January 08, 2018 in Games – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 1 commentAt today’s CES 2018, Nvidia revealed what the company calls Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD). Nvidia calls it the “world’s first big-screen PC gaming display” that is optimized for PC gaming.Big Format Gaming Displays come as 4K and 3440×1440 G-SYNC HDR displays that match the responsiveness of PC gaming monitors but offer more than that thanks to the built-in Nvidia Shield device and other display optimizations.Nvidia claims that the devices run 4K at 120Hz, have G-Sync technology and HDR with 1000 nit peak brightness.The integrated Nvidia Shield device brings streaming to the monitor. It supports Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube at 4k, Nvidia Gamestream, and Android games and apps (since the Shield uses Android code).Nvidia won’t produce the displays itself but partnered up with Acer, Asus, and HP. The partners will reveal 65-inch gaming monitors that received Nvidia’s stamp of approval later this year.These TVs work as smart TVs but thanks to the integrated Nvidia Shield, act as a gaming system as well. In fact, the primary purpose that customers may select a BFGD monitor over comparable smart-monitors is the integration and optimization for gaming.Nvidia Big Format Gaming DisplaysWhile you can buy a Nvidia Shield device separately and use it as a streaming device on nearly any smart-TV, you won’t get the responsiveness or other optimizations that BFGD monitors offer.Nvidia Shield supports GeForce Now, a relatively new PC game streaming service that does the rendering in the cloud before images are streamed to the target device. This means that you don’t need a high-end video card, processor, memory, and RAM to play games in high resolution and acceptable frame rates, and with mouse and keyboard support.This comes at a cost though. GeForce Now is not free but costs $7.99 per month. Previous PC streaming services had noticeable lag, and it remains to be seen how lag-free Nvidia’s system is overall.Game streaming offers some advantages. Users don’t need mid to high-end gaming PCs anymore to play the latest computer games. There is also no installing or patching on the user’s side of things, and it is possible to play previously purchased games from platforms such as Steam or Battle.net.The built-in Nvidia Shield supports the bulk of popular streaming services that exist on today’s Internet. It also supports Kodi and Plex and comes with Google Assistant and Nvidia’s own Smart Home technologies functionality.Nvidia did not reveal pricing information at this point in time.Closing WordsIt is clear that Big Format Gaming Displays won’t be cheap. While the devices may be attractive as TVs as well, the main purpose of the devices is gaming. In fact, the integrated Nvidia Shield device and the gaming optimizations of the display will certainly be reflected in the price.I think it all comes down to how well the PC game streaming works. If Nvidia managed to eliminate the lag to a margin that is not noticeable, it could become an attractive option for gamers who don’t want to invest in new hardware regularly, do the installing or patching on their own, or want to play PC games on the big screen instead.Now you: Have you tried PC game streaming in the past? What’s your take on Big Format Gaming Displays?SummaryArticle NameNvidia reveals Big Format Gaming Displays with integrated Nvidia ShieldDescriptionAt today’s CES 2018, Nvidia revealed what the company calls Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD). Nvidia calls it the “world’s first big-screen PC gaming display” that is optimized for PC gaming.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Qantas Travellator inspires autumn travel to New Zealand

first_imgTourism New Zealand has announced a joint partnership with Qantas aiming to attract travellers across the Tasman in autumn and promote shoulder season visitation.The joint venture campaign that runs through to 14 September will see paid digital, social media, Qantas owned channels and inflight entertainment promote key New Zealand regions.The campaign will also include a dynamic and immersive installation at T3 inside the Qantas Sydney Domestic Airport.The installation, titled the “Qantas Travellator” engages travellers as they walk through T3. The visually stunning installation will spotlight 10 images of New Zealand regions, while a soundtrack of native New Zealand bush sounds will play in the background.The Qantas Travellator is an interactive build shaped as a Qantas Boeing 737-800 aircraft where customers enter the livery of an aircraft and see New Zealand experiences and sounds.In the windows of the replica aircraft are unique images of New Zealand’s landscapes. These include stunning New Zealand locations such as Waiheke Island, Hobbiton™ Movie Set, Cathedral Cove, Wellington, Kerosene Creek, Rotorua, Marlborough, Queenstown, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park and Fox Glacier.Tourism New Zealand General Manager, Australia, Tony Saunders says the campaign showcases New Zealand in a unique and immersive way.“The Qantas Travellator is an innovative way for Qantas customers to experience a slice of New Zealand and promote autumn visitation.“With the recent increase of Qantas flight capacity into New Zealand, this campaign represents a strong opportunity to drive bookings and arrivals over the autumn period.New Zealand is its most picturesque in autumn and travellers don’t need to compete with the crowds of the summer or winter high season,” Mr Saunders said.Qantas group Executive Brand, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Olivia Wirth, said the new Qantas Travellator offers our customers a three dimensional experience that inspires Trans-Tasman travel.“We are incredibly proud to partner with Tourism New Zealand to create a 360 degree experience that gives Qantas customers a unique way to see and hear New Zealand,” said Ms Wirth.“The enveloping content makes you feel as if you are truly there, which we expect will translate into more people choosing to book a Qantas flight to New Zealand for their next holiday.” Fly Qantas to New ZealandSource = Qantaslast_img read more

Ministry of Railways introduces Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme called VIKALP

first_imgWith a view to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and also to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS) called ‘VIKALP’ has been conceptualised and has been introduced from  November 1, 2015. Initially this scheme will be available only for the tickets booked through internet (E-ticket) as a pilot project for six months. More over initially this scheme would be provided on Mail / Express Trains running on two sectors only namely Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors of Northern Railway. In this scheme, wait listed passengers of a train will be given option for getting confirmed accommodation in alternate trains. Based on the feedback, this scheme will be extended to PRS counter bookings and also on other journey sectors. This is a major passenger friendly move to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers in alternate trains.Some of the salient features of the scheme are as follows:> The Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS) is presently being launched under the name ‘Vikalp’ on pilot basis only for the tickets booked through internet (E-ticket) on two sectors i.e. Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Lucknow sectors. Based on the feedback it will be extended on PRS as well as on other sectors.> The scheme is presently being implemented only across Mail / Express trains of same category.> No extra charges shall be taken from passenger or any refund shall be provided for difference of fare.> The scheme is applicable to all waiting list (WL) passengers irrespective of booking quota and concession. In pilot phase the scheme will be available on few pre-designated trains in the above sectors only.> Under this scheme, waiting list passengers will give choice to opt for ATAS scheme.> ATAS opted passengers who remain fully waitlisted after charting will only be considered for allotment in the alternate train.> Fully WL passengers opted for ATAS should check PNR status after charting.> Either all passengers of a PNR or none will be transferred to alternate train in same class. The passenger can be considered for shifting to a train leaving from any station amongst the cluster of stations defined by Railways based on the convenience of the passengers to a station serving the destination station on the same analogy.> The ATAS opted passengers who have been provided accommodation in the alternate train will not figure in the waitlisted charts of their original train. A separate list of passengers transferred in alternate train will be pasted along with the CONFIRMED and WAIT LIST charts.> The passenger allotted alternate accommodation can travel in the alternate train on authority of original ticket.> Waitlisted passengers of original train shall not be allowed to board the original train if allotted alternate accommodation. If found travelling, they will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.> Passengers once provided alternate accommodation in alternate train will be treated as normal passengers in alternate train and will be eligible for upgradation.> In rare situations, passengers who have been provided alternate accommodation might get dropped / re-allotted in alternate train due to last minute change in composition of the alternate train at the time of chart preparation. So, passengers who have been provided alternate accommodation should check PNR status also after preparation of charts of the alternate train for final status.> This information will be available on Call Centre (139), PRS Enquiry Counters, Passenger Operated Enquiry Terminals installed at stations and WEB ENQUIRY on www.indianrail.gov.in.> Passenger will also get SMS alert on their registered mobile phone number about getting confirmed alternate accommodation.> When an ATAS opted passenger opts to cancel, after he/she has been given an alternate accommodation, he/she will be treated as a CONFIRMED passenger and the cancellation rules will apply accordingly.> No refund for difference of fare between the original train and the alternate train, including Tatkal charges, if any, will be given to re-allocated passengers.> Once an ATAS passenger has been allotted alternate accommodation, journey modification will not be permitted. If required, the passenger will have to cancel the ticket and book a fresh ticket for modified journey.> When a passenger who has been allotted alternate accommodation has not performed his journey in the alternate train, he can claim for refunds by filing a TDR request.The Ministry of Railways have also provided some important information for the passengers:i. Opting for VIKALP does not mean that confirmed berth will be provided to passengers in alternate train. It is subject to train and berth availability.ii. Once confirmed in Alternate train, Cancellation charges will be as per your berth / train status in alternate train.iii. In this scheme, your boarding and terminating station might change to nearby cluster stations.iv. You can be transferred to any alternate train available within 12 hours from the scheduled departure of original train, in which you have booked.v. Please check PNR status after charting.last_img read more

London England – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgLondon, England – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineSituated in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, guests at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will be one step ahead of the crowds and traveling in style in the hotel’s bespoke rickshaw during the London 2012 Games this summer.Dressed in red, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s luxury rickshaw will be available throughout the games, from 27 July until 12 August 2012, to transport hotel guests to the stylish boutiques of fashionable Knightsbridge and the surrounding Hyde Park.Hyde Park will be the location for several sporting events during the London Games, including the Marathon Swimming in the famous Serpentine Lake. Taking advantage of its unparalleled positioning, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park will be offering luxury picnics for guests, with the option of having a personal butler to care for every need as well.The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Rickshaw Experience includes accommodation for two in one of the hotels Courtyard King rooms, daily English breakfast, a private ride on board the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park rickshaw and a luxury picnic in Hyde Park (starts at $1320, a night).www.mandarinoriental.com/londonlast_img read more