LANGFORD, B.C. – A homeless woman living at a Vancouver Island campground with nearly three dozen others says vulnerable people aren’t getting support from their families because officials have locked the gates to the public.Chrissy Brett is one of 34 people who moved a week ago to Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford after being ousted from another park in nearby Saanich following a successful court injunction by that city.Brett, 43, said Tuesday that a pastor who tried to take two disabled people to their regular church service was barred from entering on the weekend. Homeless people must sign in and out of the park, she said.Couples, seniors on pensions and young people who are underemployed are among those living in the park and they’re counting on each other for support, Brett said.“I think it is easier to survive when you’re a larger group. It’s easier to cook food, it’s easier for emotional support, it’s easier for organization, it’s easier for safety when people are hating on the homeless.”Officials have said the park gates were closed due to safety concerns but Brett said that has created unfounded fears among neighbours who haven’t had a chance to get to know them.Brett said she was renting a home with her two sons, aged 13 and 14, but they were forced to move when the landlord took over the property in the summer of 2017. They lived with family until finding a place that fall but lost the home when she was cut off social services, she said.“Now that we’re locked down they’re not allowed in,” she said of her sons, who are living with relatives.Brett said she was among about 115 homeless people who camped for six months at the park in Saanich. From there, the group camped near a ravine for four days before ending up at Goldstream Provincial Park, near Victoria.Many of the homeless people she originally lived with ended up on the street and are in and out of shelters, Brett said.She wants Langford Mayor Stewart Young to meet with people living at the park and help them find interim accommodation before modular housing promised by the province is available years from now.“I would just encourage, not just the mayor, but the premier and the ministers to come to the table and actually talk about creating short-term and long-term solutions for people. I mean, they’ve closed down an entire park.”Young could not immediately be reached for comment.The Housing Ministry said Housing Minister Selina Robinson and Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy had a productive conversation with Young about supports being provided to campers.Outreach service workers have access to the park, as do staff from BC Housing, the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and affordable housing charity Pacifica Housing, which has brought in food, the ministry said in a statement.It said that in the short term, 25 shelter spaces are being opened on Oct. 1 at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre.Ashley Mollison of the Alliance Against Displacement said her group has met regularly with those living in the park but is no longer allowed to see them.“Before people moved to this campground we were running volunteer support and getting people meals. We’ve had a lot of people show up to cook meals, including family members, and they’ve all been turned away at the gate. The park rangers will take the food in to people.”She said the offer of shelters are not a viable living option because people are required to sleep on a mat and pack up their belongings every morning.Mollison said tent cities are shedding a light on the housing crisis.“This the tip of the iceberg. What you see in tent cities are the visible homeless and so many more people are sleeping on couches, living in cars, sleeping in overcrowded dwellings and just on the brink of homelessness.”— By Camille Bains in Vancouver; follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.
“Sadly, living conditions in orphanages, especially those lacking ministerial accreditation, were frequently well below the minimum standards,” UNMIL said in a news release on the report, which was based on a survey of nearly 100 orphanages.The report proposes urgent action to protect separated children who continue to live in unacceptable conditions in orphanages, despite the progress made since 2003 in the establishment of peace and stability in Liberia. Abuses documented in the report include poor hygiene, bedding and clothing, lack of education, lack of access to adequate food and water supply, exploitative child labour, inhuman and degrading treatment and separation from families, UNMIL said.Most orphanage proprietors and staff did not have the requisite training in child protection and childcare, while the Liberian ministry responsible for the oversight of orphanages “does not have the necessary resources to provide adequate monitoring of conditions and to take action to protect children in these institutions,” the mission said.The report shows that more than half the children living in the assessed orphanages actually had one or more parents living, or extended family members.Harsh economic conditions facing the community at large have had a particularly severe impact on families, with the consequence that many families find themselves tempted to send their children to orphanages. Families were induced to surrender their children to orphanages with unfulfilled promises of better education and nutrition, as well as opportunities to migrate to the United States. Orphanage proprietors, a number of whom run their establishments as businesses for profit, stiffly resisted efforts by the Government to reunite these children with their relatives. In addition to these abuses, the study confirmed that many illegal overseas adoptions were taking place through orphanages, facilitated by weak Government adoption procedures. These adoptions stymie any chance of reunification of the child with his or her family and may prevent the child from knowing his or her true identify and cultural background, UNMIL pointed out.“The findings of this report are intended to support efforts by the Government of Liberia and civil society to reform and strengthen the national procedures relating to orphanages and adoption,” the mission said.“Children are among the most vulnerable in Liberia, and need special attention from both Government and civil society to ensure that they receive the protection they need in order to develop into responsible members of society. The closure of all illegal orphanages, ending of illegal adoptions and the reunification of children with their families are an essential next step towards a better future for all Liberians.” 28 March 2007The United Nations Mission in Liberia today released a report documenting how hundreds of the country’s children – many with living parents and other relatives – are being kept in inhumane conditions in orphanages, some run for profit, and recommended measures to address these abuses.
HALIFAX — The skies have been brilliant blue in Nova Scotia wine country this October, the vines heavy with grapes, and winemakers like Sean Sears are seeing crops they could only vaguely hope for in the past.Amid the havoc wrought elsewhere by global warming, Annapolis Valley vineyards have flourished as temperatures have moderated.“If this trend continues we’ll be sitting in one of the great wine regions,” Sears says in an interview.Sears says his Petite Riviere vineyard has already clipped fruit with sucrose counts higher than anything his plants have produced in his memory, while the skin, seeds and flesh are ripened to ideal levels for the wines he will create.Meanwhile, the solar warmth stored in his plants avoided the need to prune the vines, increasing his yield by 30 per cent over last year.“Every winery is planting more plants. … I have colleagues that are having about 10 hectares a year coming on,” he says.Global warming is proving to be both blessing and curse for the wine industry, with some traditional regions like California coping with wildfires and premature harvests, and even France seeing centuries-old patterns of grape growing disrupted by freak frosts.But in Nova Scotia, vineyards in areas once thought too cold for anything but hardy hybrid grapes designed for North America have started planting European chardonnay and riesling varieties, says Sears.Across the province, cultivation for the 21 wineries has grown from 160 to 323 hectares in a little over five years, according to the Grape Growers Association of Nova Scotia.Mathew Vankoughnett, a researcher at the applied geomatics research group at Nova Scotia Community College, has tracked changing temperatures and provides data to confirm the farmers’ instincts.One key shift is that the fiercest winter days once capable of killing the vines are becoming a rarity.“Bottom line, as climate warming continues on the current trend, experiencing -25 (Celsius) will not occur in future (besides as an episodic event),” he writes in an email.The college’s research says that from 2007 to 2016 the average growing season temperature for the Annapolis Valley was 14 degrees, while from 1977 to 1986 the average growing season temperature was 13.2 degrees.The trend will continue, though farmers should also brace for wider swings of temperatures, says a senior climate scientist with Environment Canada.Xuebin Zhang said in an interview that federal models suggest an average rise of one third of a degree over the next decade due to the greenhouse gases already present in the atmosphere.However, factors such as the North Atlantic Oscillation in atmospheric pressures may also mean years where the temperature fluctuations are much wider, creating “prolonged time periods that are colder than usual or warmer than usual,” he said in an interview.“From year to year there’s a huge range of variation of five to six degrees,” he said, adding precise predictions are almost impossible.A drought two summers ago caused a fright, with Sears saying many of his plants were saved only by their ability to draw moisture from the morning dews.Mike Mainguy, the winemaker at Luckett Vineyards in Wallbrook, N.S., said it’s important to recall global warming is “a scary thing in the big scheme of things.”“But … it’s been pretty ideal for what we’re doing here. It’s made grape growing more efficient and it’s certainly made production more manageable and efficient as well.”At the Benjamin Bridge winery in Gaspereau Valley, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers says the climate evolving in the Annapolis Valley — which already benefited from warmer microclimates along the Bay of Fundy — is allowing winemakers like himself the luxury of flexibility.He said it allows for choices on when to harvest for the proper balance of fruit ripeness and sugar level, depending on the wine they’re seeking to create.“There’s very much a margin of error. There’s wiggle room we have to gain in maturity, and sugar content and richness.”Francisco Diez came to Nova Scotia in December and, as the viticulture specialist at the provincial development agency Perennia, has started studying possible new grapes for cultivation in the province.“With the weather warmer than before, and winter not so cold, it’s allowed varieties that couldn’t be grown before, including riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir. It is a surprise,” said the scientist, who grew up in Chile.After a 20-hour day preparing wines, Mainguy said he’s shy about making grand predictions about this year’s vintage, fearing he’s tempting fate by speaking of how Mother Nature is co-operating.“I’m kind of pessimistic by nature,” he said.Still, with hurricane season almost over and pleasantly warm ocean breezes flowing over the fields, the winemaker concedes the growing season was just about ideal.“We’re all quietly smiling,” he said.Follow @ mtuttoncporg on Twitter.
These visits are a reflection of people to people contact between the polity of two countries which are bound by age old friendly ties and traditions, the External Affairs Ministry said.RELATED STORY: http://colombogazette.com/travel-advice-issued-to-tamil-nadu/ The Government of Sri Lanka has taken all steps required through the Indian Government to seek the safety of these pilgrims, the External Affairs Ministry said. Over 150 Sri Lankan pilgrims visiting a church in Tamil Nadu were mobbed today forcing them to take refuge inside the church, the External Affairs Ministry said.The External Affairs Ministry said that 184 pilgrims visiting the Poornimatha Church in Thanjavur have been mobbed and become refuge in the church. The Ministry also said that the government regrets the increasing number of instances of intimidation of Sri Lankan nationals visiting Tamil Nadu for the purposes of tourism, religious pilgrimages, sporting and cultural activities and professional training.
Rajapaksa called the official a “moda yakek” near the gate in the presence of his supporters and the media. While it was not clear who the comments were directed at, it seemed the comments were directed at Rajapaksa’s private secretary Udith Lokubandara.The former President did not seem happy at being brought to the gate of his home to speak to the media. (Colombo Gazette) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen calling his official a “moda yakek” when he was asked to come to the gate of his official residence today to speak to the media.Earlier, Rajapaksa was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the abduction and assault on journalist Keith Noyahr and he later arrived at the gate to speak to the media. The former President was captured on camera calling one of his officials a “moda yakek” and later telling him to get behind.
Jayasekera said that the National Police Commission will need to investigate the IGP and deal with him if allegations against him are true. The decision taken earlier to transfer CID, OIC Nishantha Silva drew strong objections.OIC Nishantha Silva had been involved in the investigations into the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga and attack on journalist Keith Noyahr and was also involved in the investigations into the abduction and disappearance of 11 youth in 2008.Wickrematunga’s family and human rights groups had urged President Maithripala Sirisena to intervene and suspend the transfer. The Government today raised concerns over the recent actions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara.Cabinet spokesman Mahinda Samarasinghe and Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that appropriate action will be taken on the IGP if it is found that he was involved in any wrongdoing. Asked about a letter circulating in the media quoting the IGP as saying OIC Nishantha Silva was transferred on the instructions of the President, Samarasinghe said that if there was such a letter then the matter will be investigated as the President had insisted he never issued such instructions.The controversial transfer of the CID officer probing key incidents was cancelled this week. Meanwhile, Minister Samarasinghe said that there was no truth to reports President Maithripala Sirisena was involved in the issue over the transfer of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officer Nishantha Silva. However Jayasekera said the transfer was cancelled by the IGP and not the President. (Colombo Gazette)
Michigan and Florida will square off for the third time in three years when they meet in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 in Atlanta.For the eighth-ranked Wolverines (10-2, No. 7 CFP), the game is a consolation prize after their College Football Playoff hopes were crushed in a 62-39 loss at Ohio State last week.A berth in a New Year’s Six game is a remarkable accomplishment for Dan Mullen and his 10th-ranked Gators (9-3, No. 10 CFP). Mullen’s first Florida team has won five more games than it did year ago and finished second to Georgia in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.Michigan is 4-0 all-time against the Gators. Their most recent game was the 2017 season opener at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Michigan’s defence limited Florida to 192 yards and three points in a 33-17 win; the Gators’ defence scored two touchdowns.The teams’ other three meetings were in bowls. Michigan won 41-7 in the 2016 Citrus, 41-35 in the 2008 Capital One and 38-30 in the 2003 Outback.This game will match two strong defensive teams. Michigan, despite giving up 567 yards to Ohio State, still ranks No. 1 in total defence. Led by linemen Rashan Gary and Chase Winovich and linebacker Devin Bush, the Wolverines held eight opponents under 300 yards and five to 10 points or fewer.Florida’s Jachai Polite and Jabari Zuniga have combined for 16 1/2 sacks and 27 tackles for loss after combining for six sacks and 13 1/2 TFLs in 2017.Michigan bounced back from a 24-17 season-opening loss at Notre Dame to win 10 straight, beating three straight ranked opponents in Wisconsin, Michigan State and Penn State. Karan Higdon rushed for more than 1,000 yards and Shea Patterson has thrown for 21 touchdowns against six interceptions.The Gators’ season highlight was the 27-19 win over then-No. 5 LSU in Gainesville on Oct. 6, a week after they went on the road and beat then-No. 23 Mississippi State.They dropped back-to-back games to Georgia and Missouri before closing the regular season with three straight wins.Feleipe Franks, benched in the third quarter against Missouri, rallied the Gators from 17 points down in the second half to beat South Carolina the next week. He’s completed 58 per cent of his passes for 2,284 yards with 23 touchdowns against six interceptions.Lamical Perine and Jordan Scarlett have combined for more than 1,400 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Eric Olson, The Associated Press
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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #CROKE PARK II: Two more unions have voted to accept the Croke Park Agreement. The Building and Allied Trades Union (BATU), which represents about 125 workers, and the Operative Plasterers and Allied Trades Society of Ireland (OPATSI), which represents 75 workers, both confirmed today that they voted in favour of the proposed extension to the agreement.Both SIPTU and the ICTU will reveal the final results of their respective ballots this Wednesday.2. #LAW: Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has dismissed comments made by Mr Justice Peter Kelly that suggested that the government is deliberately attacking judicial independence. Shatter said in a statement that he was “surprised” at the comments and warned that they could affect how Ireland is seen internationally.3. #COUNSELLING: The CARI Foundation has criticised the HSE for failing to adequately fund specialised HSE counselling services for children who have been sexually assaulted. The CEO of CARI, Mary Flaherty, called the lack of counselling facilities for sexual abuse victims an “inexplicable scandal”.4. #SUNSET CLAUSE: The additional of a ‘sunset clause’ to any proposed abortion legislation has been rejected by the second cabinet minister in as many days. Justice minister Alan Shatter joined the Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte, who yesterday said that the clause, which would result in the legislation being reviewed after a number of years, would not be appropriate. The pro-life campaign have also dismissed the addition of the clause, saying that it would “do nothing to allay pro-life concerns”.5. #VENEZUELA: Venezuela’s acting president, Nicolas Maduro, has been declared the winner of the election to succeed his late mentor Hugo Chavez. Maduro won the election with just 50.66 per cent of the vote, compared to 49.1 per cent for Henrique Capriles, who has demanded a recount.
IDC issued a reportedly recently, predicted that, by 2015, Windows Phone will be the world’s second most popular mobile operating system, trailing only Google’s Android. Most of us in the industry were a bit baffled by the news, of course, largely citing Windows Phone 7’s lukewarm sales figures as the basis for disbelief.Last night, perhaps not coincidentally, Windows Phone senior director Brandon Wilson wrote a post for The Windows Phone Developer Blog titled “A Year Later–The Windows Phone 7 Numbers That Matter.” According to Wilson, “When considering the various measures of progress over the last year, we tend to focus on the third party developers who have built so many amazing apps and games for the platform.”He goes on to cite the number of times that Windows Phone Developer Tools has been downloaded (1.5 million), the number of members of AppHub who are also members of the Windows Phone developer community (36,000), and the number of apps available for the platform (11,500). For that latter number, Wilson insists, “we have always been focused on quality over quantity.”But really, there’s one number that will determine Windows Phone 7’s success above all others: one billion. That’s the amount, in dollars, that Microsoft reportedly paid to ensure that Windows Phone 7 will be implemented on the next generation of Nokia handsets. Nokia, while not exactly a powerhouse in the US, is still the biggest manufacturer of smartphones in the world. If anything is going to determine Microsoft’s success in the mobile space, it’s that.
Tags $299 at Amazon You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020. pic.twitter.com/nvhRBEfH2E— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019 $999 See at Turo 0 Post a comment Tags Boost Mobile Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read the AirPods review The Cheapskate Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. 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Sprint $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo Share your voice Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) See It The Crain family all together in the haunted house. Steve Dietl/Netflix The best horror show of 2018 is coming back.A second season of The Haunting of Hill House will arrive in 2020, under the name The Haunting of Bly Manor. Instead of following on from previous events, it’ll be a different story, based on the 1898 horror novella The Turning of The Screw by Henry James.Netflix brought the news via Twitter: 7 Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read DJI Osmo Action preview See it $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Netflix,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Chris Monroe/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See at Amazon Share your voice Rylo DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET See It $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) A new Haunting is coming. Can you guess where it takes place? Listen closely… pic.twitter.com/vqzrd3z4NZ— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019 Read the Rylo camera preview Apple iPhone XS Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. TV and Movies Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. With its anthology format a la American Horror Story, the second season should leave the first season’s Crain family in peace. Creator Mike Flanagan brought that incredible reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House to Netflix in 2018, using 10 episodes to tell the story of a family dealing with trauma.The second season’s source material is about a governess who thinks the house she’s looking after is haunted. The Turn of The Screw has been covered before, adapted into an opera, a ballet, plays and plenty of film adaptations, the most notable being The Innocents from 1961. Netflix would be making the first TV series adaptation, with the unique prospect of extra time to tell its story.The Haunting of Bly Manor creeps onto Netflix in 2020. See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $155 at Google Express $6 at Tidal Angela Lang/CNET $520 at HP $999 Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. 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Close Germanys largest utility E.ON suffered its biggest ever annual loss in 2014 after booking billions of euros in charges on its ailing power plants, clearing the way for it to spin off assets that are suffering from ultra-low wholesale prices.Chief executive Johannes Teyssen warned the coming year will not much better. He said: It will be as hard a year as 2014, if not harder. But we will achieve what we intend to achieve. We are in the middle of a big change, but within that period of change we will not for a moment lose sight of the markets and our clients.Teyssen also confirmed preparations to spin off its conventional power and gas businesses into a new company will be made in 2015.Europes power companies are having to adapt to big changes in their industry caused by a steep decline in oil prices and a surge in renewable energy capacity that has driven many coal- and gas-fired plants out of the market.In the most drastic corporate response yet to the crisis, E.ON announced plans in November 2014 to split its business. It will spin off its conventional power generation business to focus on renewables, power grids and services.Analysts, who have on average a hold rating on the stock according to Reuters data, have been divided over the groups move to split in two. Some analysts welcome the separation of the generation business, while others fail to see how this will create value for investors.Shares in the company were up around 1% at 12.05pm on 11 March, underperforming a 1.6% rise in the German bluechip index.E.ON swung to a net loss of €3.2bn (£2.27bn, $3.4bn) in 2014, compared with a profit of €2.14bn a year earlier, the company said. Analysts had, on average, expected a net loss of €3.3bn.The loss, the biggest since it was formed in 2000, was triggered by €5.4bn in impairment charges on power plants, including assets in Britain, Sweden and Italy.
Kolkata: A special investigation team (SIT) has been set up to probe into the murder of Trinamool Congress worker Sheikh Dildar, besides changing the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case. He was shot dead in Suri in Birbhum on Monday over a fallout during the filing of nomination of the Panchayat polls.Sources said both the steps that is to form an SIT and to change the IO were taken to expedite the process of the investigation.The new IO of the case is the inspector-in-charge Debashis Panda. Earlier, sub-inspect, Soumo Dutta, was the IO of the case. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThere are senior officers of Birbhum District Police and Suri police station in the SIT. The SIT will take necessary steps so that the probe can be expedited and they would get to know about others involved in the incident. It is learnt that there was not much development in connection with the recovery of firearms used in the incident and it could be the reason that has prompted the change in the IO. Moreover, there are also involvement of miscreants from Jharkhand who were deliberately brought to create ruckus in Suri. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be recalled that Firhad Hakim, senior Trinamool Congress leader and the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, had said on the day of the incident that a group of miscreants from Jharkhand was brought in to create trouble and he had alleged that they were brought in by the BJP. “The group that created trouble at Mohammadbazar and Nalhati was also behind the incident at Suri,” he said.Police are also looking into the matter and it is learnt that a team of policemen will be visiting Jharkhand to get hold of the miscreants. It may be mentioned that four BJP workers were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the incident.Police had conducted a raid at Koridha in Suri after receiving a tip off and arrested Sheikh Safiul, Gautam Kora, Bablu Sheikh and Asit Sarkar. All four were produced before the court and the police had pleaded for 10 days’ custody for all four of them. However, the court decided to remand to police custody for seven days.
For those that aren’t familiar with Johnson’s accomplishments in the ring, he was an athlete ahead of his time who physically dominated the majority of his over matched opponents. Johnson’s 1910 fight against Jim Jeffries was hyped as ‘The Fight of the Century’ and was essentially boxing’s first mega fight. Here’s some video of him in action. Today, President Trump has issued a posthumous pardon of Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight boxing champion, more than a century after he was convicted under federal law for having relationships with white women.Johnson was arrested under the Mann Act, a law which made it illegal to ‘transport women across state lines for moral purposes,’ on two occasions for the having ongoing relationships with two white women who were alleged to be prostitutes by authorities. He was eventually convicted by an all-white jury in the courtroom of future baseball commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis and sentenced to a year and a day in prison.Following his conviction, Johnson actually skipped bail and lived abroad for seven years before eventually returning to surrender to authorities and serve his sentence.His arrest and conviction are largely viewed as unjust and racially motivated as a measure of revenge for his status as an outspoken African American celebrity in the Jim Crow Era. President Trump said he issued the pardon after it was brought to his attention by Sylvester Stallone, who was present at the signing ceremony along with some members of Johnson’s family..
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MILAN — Anna Wintour has paid tribute to Karl Lagerfeld’s generosity and sense of humour as she presented a new fashion exhibition.The American Vogue editor-in-chief said Friday in Milan that Lagerfeld, who died this week, “would have loved” the exhibit “Camp: Notes on Fashion” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, given his “wonderful sense of humour.”The display will include a Lagerfeld creation, among 120 that he had donated to the New York museum.Wintour expressed her gratitude for Lagerfeld, whom she described as a “great friend and an important donor,” her voice cracking as she spoke.“Karl was the very best benefactor and collaborator, as erudite as he was generous,” Wintour said.Highlights from the third day of Milan Fashion Week:____CAMP AS FASHION’S ZEITGEISTThe Costume Institute’s new blockbuster exhibition focuses on the role of “camp” in fashion, drawing from many pieces featured in recent runway shows including Gucci, Viktor & Rolf and Palomo Spain.Curator Andrew Bolton says camp has been used “as an escape but also a tool for political criticism.”“I think camp has this … playful sort of approach to the Zeitgeist. … It’s a reaction and a reflection of the times we are living,” he said.The exhibit, sponsored by Gucci, will include pieces from creative director Alessandro Michele’s fall and winter 2018-2019 collections. It runs from May 9 to Sept. 8 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.“The exhibition in some ways belongs to the DNA of what I have done in these years,” Michele said. “Camp isn’t only a word created to explain how much you can be extravagant, exaggerated. It is that thing that hides the great power of clothes and the great power of appearance.”Colleen Barry, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wintour pays tribute to Lagerfeld’s generosity, humour by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Posted Feb 22, 2019 3:34 am PDT
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