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Teng brothers team up as part of Chooks Pilipinas

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Never in their wildest dreams that the opportunity to team up again will come in an international setting.The two have been selected by coach Chot Reyes to be part of the 12-man roster of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas which will compete in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup beginning on Friday in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s really been our dream to team up again. It’s just a blessing that we’ll be doing this for the Philippine team. I’m so excited to share the same court with Jeron again,” said Jeric.“Even in practice, we go together in just one car. We talk a lot about practice and the system and it’s very fun. It also helps because we know each other’s game and we really get closer here.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Ramirez gives PH its 2nd gold in Aimag Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BROTHERHOOD. In a show of sportsmanship and brotherly affection, La Salle’s Jeron Teng (right) raises the hand of UST gunner Jeric Teng after the Green Archers edged the Growling Tigers in overtime for the UAAP Season 76 title in 2013. AUGUST DELA CRUZ/INQUIRERJeron shares the same sentiments as he gets the rare chance to play alongside someone he considers as one of his mentors.“It’s different when your brother is on the same team. He’s not only my teammate but also mentors me,” Jeron said.“Of course, he’s already had lots of experience because he’s more veteran between the two of us. He gives me advice and really guides me on what to do on the court.”Playing for the Philippine team in the club tournament gives Jeric a chance to prove that he still belongs in the PBA and also benefits Jeron, who is eyeing go enter the 2017 PBA Draft.But the both cleared that their focus is on helping Chooks-to-Go win in the continental club championship.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “My objective is to help the team. By doing that, I can also show that I can still play,” said Jeric. “If I play well, maybe a team will take a chance on me again. But that’s not my main focus right now. I want to really help the team win in this Champions Cup.”“I’m not thinking of the PBA just yet. Right now, I’m just focused 100 percent on the task and that is to really play well for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas. I want to focus on that so I can play my game.” Brothers Jeric and Jeron Teng during Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas practice at Meralco Gym. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBrothers Jeric and Jeron Teng have been dreaming about playing together again since both starred for Xavier for one season in high school.In college, the older Jeric went to University of Santo Tomas while Jeron suited up for La Salle and the two even faced each other in an epic UAAP Finals in 2013 won by the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Knights face Blazers in crucial race toward last semis berth

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “There was a lot of frustration because the players felt they gave everything to win the game,” said Napa.“But we reminded them to stay positive and get the win against St. Benilde.”Napa said he couldn’t care less with the way San Sebastian and Arellano are playing at this point of the season.Remaining gamesArellano will still play last-placed Mapua (4-13), while San Sebastian has Perpetual Help for its last elimination round game.“Our focus is how to play better,” Napa said.“Of course, we hope that the other results go our way, but we know we have to get the job done to stand a chance.”The Knights are hoping to draw a better performance from Rey Nambatac, while hoping to continue getting a superb effort from Bong Quinto, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds against the Lions.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Letran seeks to assure itself of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth when it battles St. Benilde on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A victory by the Knights in the 4 p.m. clash with the Blazers will keep their postseason hopes alive regardless of the results of Arellano University and San Sebastian College’s remaining games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mondilla-Seo leads Nat’l Pro-Am roster Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In the first game at 2 p.m., Emilio Aguinaldo College (6-11) and Perpetual Help (4-12) clash in a battle of teams already out of contention.The Generals are looking to finish the season on a high note, after fading in the second round, where they won just twice in eight games.Despite getting MVP-like numbers from Prince Eze, the Altas are poised to finish with their lowest win total in five seasons. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Three teams—Letran, Arellano and San Sebastian—are locked in a tie for the last Final Four berth with identical 8-9 records.Unbeaten Lyceum (17-0), defending champion San Beda College (16-1) and Jose Rizal U (11-7) have already punched their tickets to the postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s an important game because it will decide our fate,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.Crucial defeatThe Knights could have avoided the complicated scenario with a win over fierce rival San Beda on Friday, but they were stopped in their tracks by the Red Lions, 68-73. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo puts Portugal back on track; France also win in World Cup qualifying

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo needed only four minutes to put European champion Portugal back on track in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, while France’s recovery came thanks to a pair of goals by forward Kevin Gameiro.Ronaldo, who missed Portugal’s opening loss to Switzerland because of a knee injury in the final of Euro 2016, returned to action on Friday by scoring two of his four goals less than five minutes into the 6-0 rout of nine-man Andorra in Group B.Switzerland earned a late 3-2 win at Hungary to stay in the group lead, ahead of the surprising Faeroe Islands.Euro 2016 runner-up France conceded early but got back in contention in Group A with a 4-1 win over Bulgaria, with Gameiro scoring his first goals for the national team in more than five years.The Netherlands and Sweden also claimed their first victories, and all three teams were atop the group after two rounds.Belgium and Greece won their second in a row to take command of Group H.Only the group winners automatically qualify.Here is a look at Friday’s games:GROUP AFrance, Sweden and the Netherlands earned their first victories and are level on points after two games.France trailed Bulgaria after conceding an early penalty kick but recovered to earn a comfortable win with two goals by Gameiro, one by Dimitri Payet, and another by Antoine Griezmann.”I’m 29 years old now, I’m more experienced, and I understand that there are times when one needs to perform. I did it tonight,” Gameiro said.advertisementThe Netherlands defeated Belarus 4-1 as Quincy Promes scored his first two international goals and Vincent Janssen and Davy Klaassen netted one each in Rotterdam.Sweden remained unbeaten after defender Mikael Lustig scored the winner at Luxembourg with a half-volley from Marcus Berg’s corner in the second half.Bulgaria has three points, one behind the group leaders, while Belarus has one point and Luxembourg zero.GROUP BRonaldo couldn’t play in Portugal’s group opener but made his presence felt early against Andorra with goals in the second and fourth minutes, then added two others in the second half to lead the hosts to 6-0.He also caused both red cards to Andorra players in the final part of the game in the western Portuguese city of Aveiro.”We knew the first goal was important because they play with 11 men behind the ball,” Ronaldo said. “We got off to a good start and it was positive because we wanted to win again.”The victory left Portugal three points behind Switzerland, which twice relinquished leads but held on after Valentin Stocker’s 89th-minute goal in Budapest, earning its second win in a row and securing the group lead. The Swiss have six points, two more than the surprising Faeroe Islands, which followed its opening draw at Hungary with a 2-0 victory over Latvia behind goals by Sonni Nattestad and Joan Edmundsson.GROUP HBelgium and Greece won again to take control of the group, with the Belgians routing Bosnia 4-0 at home and Greece topping Cyprus 2-0.The Belgians got two goals in each half to get past a Bosnian team that started its campaign with a 5-0 win over Estonia.”We played with intensity that denied the Bosnians possession even when they tried to change up their game,” Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said.Greece defeated a hard-working Cyprus to continue its recovery under new coach Michael Skibbe.Kostas Mitroglou needed one touch to find the net early, and Petros Mantalos added the second goal just before the break.”We expected this to be a tricky match and it was,” Skibbe said. “We scored good goals but at times lacked composure. That’s something we need to work on. But we’re improving with every game and with every win.”Bosnia and Estonia, which beat Gibraltar 4-0 at home with two goals by Mattias Kait, have three points each.last_img read more

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Simplified multicore debugging in real-time safety-critical applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous New oscilloscopes address expanding development needsNext FPGAs enable development of safety-critical embedded systems This article introduces version 4.10 of the debugging tool UDE, which makes debugging and runtime analysis of complex control unit software much more convenient and efficient than in the past. By Jens Braunes, PLS                                                Download PDF version of this article PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme is presenting version 4.10 of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) for the first time at embedded world 2018 in Hall 4, Booth 4-310. The UDE 4.10 features numerous completely new and improved functions for debugging, testing and system analysis of complex multicore applications in real-time and safety-critical embedded systems. For the comprehensive support of the latest multicore systems – such as Infineon AURIX 2G family with up to eight programmable processing units or the S32V from NXP with its powerful Cortex-A53 cores – among other things the multicore management has been further optimized, which for example allows synchronous stopping and starting of several heterogeneous cores. Especially for users of ARM Cortex-based SoCs, PLS has extended its instruction set support. The latest version of the UDE now allows users to debug code in AArch32 and AArch64 execution modes simultaneously.Moreover, with UDE 4.10, developers will also have even more efficient graphical visualization options for analyzing the runtime behavior of applications. Based on the recorded trace data, the program sequence or the call depth can be quickly displayed over time, and that even for very large amounts of data. The visualization of the program flow makes it very easy to draw conclusions – for example, for load distribution or synchronization of software distributed on several cores – without much additional effort.Another outstanding new feature of the UDE 4.10 is the support of ASAP2 descriptions for control unit software. ASAP2 or A2L files describe how physical values, characteristic curves and other parameters of control units are mapped and converted to program variables, internal memory structures and data types. The user can now work directly with the parameters of the electronic control unit and change them without having to worry about their actual representation in the microcontroller memory. Of course, user values are checked for their validity and for allowed value ranges. This makes debugging and runtime analysis of control unit software much more convenient and efficient than in the past.The UDE 4.10 also makes work much easier for developers of complex timer algorithms for the Bosch Generic Timer Module (GTM). Where previously only assembler code was used, development and debugging in conjunction with corresponding compilers from Tasking or HighTec can now be done on the basis of C source code too.Especially for the AURIX 2G family, the integrated FLASH programming module of the UDE 4.10 and the separately available FLASH/OTP programming tool UDE/Memtool have been extended with additional functions for smooth support of software-over-the-air. This means that it is now possible to create the prerequisites on the device for secure software updates via an existing internet connection later in the field.In addition to UDE 4.10, PLS introduces two new trace modules for its UAD2next, the all-round access device for state-of-the-art debugging and target communication via CAN. The first module supports parallel trace and offers up to 250 MBit/s transfer speed with 1 bits and 125 MHz (DDR). The second module supports serial trace interfaces based on the AURORA protocol and transmits the trace data generated by the target via two lanes with a transfer speed of up to 1.25 GBit/s. Both modules can easily be plugged into the robust expansion slot on the front of the UAD2next.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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1st ODI: Martin Guptill century helps New Zealand to 8-wicket win vs Bangladesh

first_imgBrief Score: New Zealand (233/2) beat Bangladesh (232 all out). Martin Guptill 117*, Henry Nicholls 53, Ross Taylor 45*, Mahmudullah 1 for 27 and Mehidy Hasan 1 for 42 (SCORECARD)Martin Guptill carried his bat for 117 as New Zealand eased to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Wednesday in the first of three one-day internationals.Bangladesh was bowled out for 232 in 48.5 overs after batting first on winning the toss. New Zealand surpassed that total at 233-2 with 33 balls to spare.Guptill locked in his place in the New Zealand squad for the World Cup in England later this year with a confident, match-winning century from 116 balls which included eight boundaries and four sixes. While his selection might have been automatic in the past, Guptill was under pressure after a recent run of low scores.He made 138 in his first ODI innings of the season against Sri Lanka, returning to the New Zealand team after a long injury break. But he didn’t score more than 15 in his next seven one-day matches against Sri Lanka and India and also lost the chance to press his World Cup selection claims when he missed New Zealand’s T20 series against India with a back injury.SUPERB CENTURY!Martin Guptill cruises past triple figures, his 15th ODI century off 103 balls.NZC LIVE CARD | https://t.co/tx0FubEP6n #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/Bkh4g6vxyiBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 13, 2019On Wednesday, he demonstrated an ability to anchor an innings, in which he hit a six from the penultimate ball of the match to tie the scores.advertisement”It feels nice but I think the most pleasing thing was the way the guys really restricted Bangladesh up front with the ball,” Guptill said. “We made them tough to get away and losing four wickets in the top 10 is hard to come back from.”Henry Nicholls also made a strong claim to World Cup selection as an opener, as well as for his ability lower in the order, with 53 in a 103-run opening stand with Guptill.Nicholls was promoted to open during the India ODI series when Colin Munro failed to make a substantial score and was dropped, just as he has been left out of the first two matches of this series.The New Zealand selectors had been anticipating a Guptill-Munro opening partnership, expecting it to provide the aggressive beginnings which were to be a key part of New Zealand’s World Cup strategy. Now it seems Guptill, Munro and Nicholls will be chosen to give New Zealand flexibility at the top.Bangladesh lost the first ODI against New Zealand by 8 wickets#BANvNZ pic.twitter.com/te1vgAeIYeBangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) February 13, 2019Earlier, Trent Boult and Matt Henry cut through the Bangladesh top order, taking advantage as the ball swung and seamed early to leave the tourists 42-4, then 94-6.A record 84-run partnership between Mohammad Mithun (62) and Mohammad Saifuddin (41) – the largest for the eighth wicket in one-day internationals for Bangladesh – allowed the tourists to pass 200 in what were generally good batting conditions.Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said his team lacked preparation in New Zealand conditions.”We were struggling during the batting time,” Mashrafe said. “They bowled well but I think we just lost too many,” early wickets.”We can’t make excuses but in these conditions you need at least a week to adjust everything.”Also Read | Dravid effect: Like India, Pakistan wants former cricketers for coaching juniorsAlso Read | Pakistan can beat India and end World Cup jinx in England: Moin KhanAlso Read | Vijay Shankar making a strong case for 2019 World Cup berth: L Balajilast_img read more

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Bulleit Bourbon Gets Inked for Its Newest Bottle Release

first_img Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) The Best Natural Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Suggestions When was the last time you walked around your city and didn’t see someone with at least one tattoo? It’s probably been a while. Ink has become ubiquitous in our society as people strive to find new and creative ways to express themselves. Bulleit Bourbon, in its latest edition of Frontier Works, is tapping into that with limited-edition “tattooed” bottles.Bulleit Frontier Works is a series of art pieces across that country that highlight makers that are at the frontier of their craft. Previous projects have included neon signs and using the Bulleit bottle to emboss colored images on paper (which were then enhanced by the individual artists’ talents and touches). Most recently, 24 tattoo artists worked together to create the world’s largest tattoo billboard.This time around, Bulleit is again working with tattoo artists, but they’re bringing the ink to drinkers (dr-ink-ers, if you will) by releasing Bulleit Bourbon Tattoo Edition.This is the first time the brand’s bottles have undergone any sort of cosmetic change/ Bulleit chose four artists for this project: Shawn Barber of Los Angeles, Jess Mascetti of New York, Thomas Hooper of Austin, and Jason Kundell of Portland. Each artist was tasked with channeling the frontier feel of Bulleit into a piece of art that was emblematic of their city.“I’ve always thought the Bulleit bottle was badass because of its unique shape and iconic design,” Barber (of Memoir Tattoo in LA) said in a statement. “Putting my own unique spin on it was a fun challenge because I didn’t want to mess with the style too much, but did want to share what LA means to me through my art. Bulleit gave me a lot of creative liberty and I’m proud of how it turned out.” If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Highland Park Releases 2 New Limited-Release Bottles 1. Portland. 2. New York City. 3. Los Angeles. 4. Austin. If you don’t give a damn about tattoos, the question you probably have at this point is: What about the juice? Is the whiskey different somehow?Answer: No, it’s still the same Bulleit on the inside of the bottle. Sorry to all of you out there looking for a new special-edition whiskey to hoard away.In addition to the artwork, each bottle comes with a scannable QR code, giving access to an augmented reality experience that brings the artist’s work to life.The Bulleit Bourbon Tattoo edition bottles will be available for purchase in each artist’s respective state beginning in August and select bottles will be available nationwide, retailing for around $25.last_img read more

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Entrepreneurship Classes in All High Schools September

first_img State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says this is one of the major initiatives of the Government to revamp the education system to produce more rounded individuals. Starting in September this year, entrepreneurship classes will become mandatory in all high schools. Story Highlights “[We have] realigned our curriculum in what we now call the new standards curriculum to focus less on the passing of exams and more on the person we create at the end of the educational journey,” he notes. Starting in September this year, entrepreneurship classes will become mandatory in all high schools.State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says this is one of the major initiatives of the Government to revamp the education system to produce more rounded individuals.“[We have] realigned our curriculum in what we now call the new standards curriculum to focus less on the passing of exams and more on the person we create at the end of the educational journey,” he notes.The State Minister was addressing the opening of a two-day Youth for Sustainable Development Conference at the University of Technology (UTech) in St. Andrew on Thursday (July 26).He said that for a long time, in Jamaica and across the Commonwealth, the educational system has focused on the “conveyor belt” approach, where students keep moving along the system regardless of the outcome of their schooling.Mr. Green argued that this practice has to change in order to produce critical thinkers and individuals who are capable of creating sustainable, meaningful futures.He noted that a key part of this undertaking is to provide students with the tools to become self-sufficient through exposure to entrepreneurship principles.To this end, the Ministry has partnered with Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ) to incorporate the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) programme into the ninth-grade curriculum.“So, all our grade-nine students will come together in groups, and they will have to work with a business plan, they will have to put together a business and the business must have the principles of sustainability,” he said.The programme, which has already reached 40 schools, with another 80 high schools targeted in the new school year, provides hands-on experience in running a business while students learn the fundamental skills necessary to make successful enterprises.It is expected that the learning and practical experience gained from running the companies will provide students with a viable option to pursue entrepreneurship as their main income stream or may supplement it while being employed in their particular areas of training.The JAJ is part of the global non-profit organisation, Junior Achievement Worldwide, which provides training for young people in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness.last_img read more

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Cabinet Approves Joint Venture Agreement for Morant Bay Urban Centre

first_imgA joint venture agreement for the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St. Thomas has been approved by Cabinet.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said that the agreement, which is between the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited, is for the construction of the new urban centre on 28 acres and 365 square feet of land over a two-year period.He was speaking at Wednesday’s (September 26) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.Senator Reid informed that Cabinet has instructed that the joint venture agreement include a clause that allows the Government to divest its equity through a public offering on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, and that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport consult with the FCJ to incorporate considerations for heritage, culture and sport, including the replacement of the Good Year sports oval.last_img read more

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Unifor Delays Strike on St. Lawrence Seaway

first_imgzoom A strike deadline for workers along the St. Lawrence Seaway, set for just past noon today, has been extended to 5pm Monday, Canada’s largest private sector union Unifor said this morning.Notice of the new strike or lockout deadline was served to the Seaway this morning during ongoing contract negotiations in Cornwall, Ontario.Talks will continue through the weekend under a media blackout as long as the parties remain engaged in the process. The two sides have been meeting day and night since Tuesday in hopes of reaching a deal.“We remain hopeful that a deal can be reached,” said Unifor National Representative Joel Fournier.Under federal labour law, 72 hours’ notice must be given of any potential strike or lockout. The 460 members of Unifor work along the St. Lawrence Seaway from Niagara to Montreal.St. Lawrence Seaway is the waterway linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Unifor announced the strike as a response to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation introducing hands-free mooring, thus eliminating the staff currently working on the locks.Press Release; Image: St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporationlast_img read more

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Literacy Campaign Launched

first_img ————————————————————— A literacy campaign, emphasizing that adult literacy is much more than reading and writing, was launched today, Nov. 8, by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training. The objective of the campaign, It Means More Than You Think, is to increase awareness among Atlantic Canadians on the links between literacy levels and quality of life, health, the economy and employment. To find out more about the campaign go to www.camet-camef.ca. -30- COUNCIL OF ATLANTIC MINISTERS OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING–Literacy Campaign Launchedlast_img

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Violence against LGBTQ Russians prompts change in policy around deportation

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada is giving some failed asylum seekers from Russia a chance to stave off deportation, saying conditions in that country have changed.The Immigration Department says reports of violence against the LGBTQ community in Chechnya mean people could be at risk if they’re forced to return.The department says that means people from Russia may now be eligible for a pre-removal risk assessment if they received a final decision on their case between July 1, 2016, and June 30 of this year.The PRRA, as it is known, allows those slated for deportation to argue they cannot be sent back to their country of origin for safety reasons.Currently, people whose asylum claims are not accepted can’t apply for a PRRA for at least 12 months, but the immigration minister has the authority to exempt some or all people from that restriction.Refugee advocates have been pushing the Liberal government to make it easier for members of the Russian LGBTQ community to get to and stay in Canada after reports emerged earlier this year that gay and bisexual men were being imprisoned and tortured in Chechnya.The Liberals had condemned what they called “serious human rights violations” back in the spring and urged Russia to investigate, but stopped short of meeting the demands for a targeted asylum program aimed at those trying to get out of the country.The Immigration Department announced the change in policy Friday.“Reports of violence against members of the LGBTQ2 community in Chechnya has resulted in a change of country conditions within the Chechen Republic in Russia,” the notice said.“As a result, individuals from Russia are exempted from the one-year bar on accessing a PRRA as individuals could face a situation of risk that may warrant an additional assessment. It is important to note that the ability to apply for PRRA does not guarantee the outcome of the risk assessment.”The department also says that those who have not received a final decision on their claim as of June 30 will still be barred from applying for the assessment, as current country conditions will be taken into account when the decision is made on their claim.last_img read more

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AIADMK election manifesto includes pushing for justice in Sri Lanka

Reiterating the party’s stand, Panneerselvam said AIADMK would press for the release of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and strive for the scrapping of the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test for medical admissions.“AIADMK will urge the Government of India and the president to give due direction to the Governor of Tamil Nadu for release of seven Tamil convicts as ordered by the Supreme Court and approved by the cabinet of Tamil Nadu government,” he said. India’s AIADMK election manifesto has included ensuring justice for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.On the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, AIADMK said it would press the Centre to take up the issue of “massacre” of civilian Tamils in the island republic during the peak of hostilities, with the International Criminal Court at the Hague, the Press Trust of India reported. The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu Tuesday promised a slew of measures in its election manifesto, including a national poverty eradication initiative that will be named after the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Releasing the manifesto for the general election at a press conference, AIADMK coordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the party would “vigorously pursue” the Amma National Poverty Eradication Initiative (ANPEI). In September 2018, the cabinet had recommended to Governor Banwarilal Purohit the release of Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran, Robert Payas and Nalini, all serving life in prison for their involvement in the killing of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at an election rally here in 1991 by an LTTE suicide bomber. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Council gets down in the weeds

Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp wants to get down “into the weeds.”“Into the weeds” is the place staff told the previous council to avoid during its annual levy-supported budget deliberations.Former Simcoe Coun. Doug Brunton and former Port Rowan Coun. Noel Haydt asked on repeated occasions for access to the micro-budget documents that broke down the numbers in the general budget document.Former CAO David Cribbs famously pointed out that this was a bad idea. With all senior managers together in the council chamber, Cribbs said staff’s time costs the municipality $3,600 an hour.Lengthy debates over $500 items when staff is costing $3,600 an hour is not a good use of tax dollars, Cribbs said. That was getting down “into the weeds” and council did not need to go there.During her opening address on Day 1 of the levy-supported budget Wednesday, Chopp told council she has cracked the inner sanctum and has gained access to the micro-documents behind the general documents.In other words, someone on council has finally got down to the place where the budget rubber hits the financial road. Chopp intends to make a place there for herself and her council colleagues.“This isn’t a want,” she said. “It’s a need. This will become a transparent organization and council will have access to this information.”Chopp added that “These budget binders are never going to look the same, at least not during my term.”Chopp said Norfolk’s treasury department has fine accounting software and council members will soon receive training in how to access and use it on a daily basis. With this tool in hand, council members will be able to parse and examine every proposed expenditure come budget time.Council members will soon have real-time access to the same computer programs and the running totals of debits and credits as they ebb and flow through the treasury department’s ledgers.Senior executives with every $250-million company have this information at their finger tips, Chopp said, adding it’s time Norfolk council had it as well.In her presentation, Chopp re-iterated her position that Norfolk is in dire financial shape and must take steps to right the ship before it is too late.She noted that previous councils have masked the true state of the county’s finances by drawing down reserves.Treasurer James Johnson agreed, noting that Norfolk has only $1.5 million left in its contingency reserve fund. Another year like 2018, Johnson said, and the contingency reserve will be exhausted.Johnson added that Standard and Poors has threatened to lower Norfolk’s credit rating if the county does nothing to address its mounting debt load.Chopp noted that the Norfolk County website is advertising 30 full-time positions.With wages, salaries and benefits being the county’s largest expenditure, Chopp said any discussion of Norfolk’s finances should begin with an across-the-board hiring freeze. Each hiring decision, Chopp said, should come to council for final approval.Day 2 of Norfolk’s levy-supported budget deliberations begins 9 a.m. Thursday in the council chamber at Governor Simcoe Square. Chopp said council will examine the 2019 budget for as long as it takes to get the financial plan it wants. This will not be a fast process, Chopp said, and more days could be scheduled as needed.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Cuvée 2018 toasts 30 years of excellence in Ontario wine

With the Cuvée Grand Tasting celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, organizers have pulled out all the stops to highlight the best VQA wine and food Ontario has to offer.Organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), the Cuvée Grand Tasting is the largest celebration of Ontario VQA wine and food of its kind. This year’s event takes place Friday, March 23 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, with the Cuvée en Route passport program once again extending the wine celebration all weekend long at participating wineries.Cuvée is the most prestigious and largest celebration of Ontario wine, with more than 750 people attending last year’s gala. Proceeds from the weekend support grape and wine scholarships for Brock’s oenology and viticulture students as well as industry-driven research initiatives at CCOVI.Cuvée manager Barb Tatarnic said the Grand Tasting allows guests to enjoy wines from 48 of Ontario’s top winemakers, and culinary delights from celebrated local chefs. Exclusive tastings will be available from up-and-coming wineries and restaurants, as well as the favourites guests have come to know and love.“We always strive to bring a mix of new and unique wine and culinary partners to Cuvée, as well as highlight the event’s long-standing partners,” Tatarnic said. “This year will be a true testament to that commitment, as we ring in 30 years of winemaking excellence with our best event yet.”Each of the 48 wineries will present two of their winemakers’ favourite wines at the Grand Tasting, offering a rare chance to learn about each selection directly from the winemaker who created it.The gala will also feature 12 of Niagara’s top chefs, who will showcase deliciously creative dishes at live cooking stations. A new addition this year is The Restaurant at Bench Brewery, a soon-to-open eatery in the historic Bench Brewing Co. building in Beamsville led by Chef Erik Peacock.“He brings culinary talent as well as his philosophy for ‘going local’ to The Restaurant at Bench Brewery,” Tatarnic said of Peacock. “The restaurant doesn’t open to the public until June, so we’re thrilled that we can offer guests of Cuvée an exclusive sneak peek of what they can expect when it opens this summer.”Established culinary partners, such as Scotiabank Convention Centre’s Centreplate, are also putting a fresh spin on things this year.“Being able to showcase a dish for the 30th anniversary celebration of Cuvée at the Scotiabank Convention Centre is a true honor,” said Chef James Price, of the homemade miso he will be serving this year. “For an event like this, I like to present something unique and hand-crafted. I also can’t wait to see what all of the other talented chefs are going to bring to the table this year.”Yvonne Irvine, Assistant Winemaker at Creekside Estate Winery, is excited to present two of Creekside’s favourite wine selections and its new-to-the-market Rood Apples Cider at Cuvée.“Cuvée is one of the highlight events of the year and it is always filled with inventive and delicious food from Niagara’s top chefs with some of the best wines that Niagara has to offer,” she said. “As a consumer, this is a really great opportunity to sample Niagara’s best.”The newly created Winemaker of Excellence Award will also be part of the celebration this year, paying further tribute to the talented people who propel the industry forward. The winner will be announced before the kickoff to the evening’s Après Cuvée after party, which features live music from the Associates, Icewine, sparkling wine, cider and local craft beer.“The Winemaker of Excellence award will appropriately round off the evening as we celebrate excellence in Ontario winemaking,” said Tatarnic.This year’s culinary stations include:The Restaurant at Bench Brewery (new to Cuvée)Benchmark, Niagara CollegeCentreplate, Scotiabank Convention CentreHob Nob Restaurant and Wine BarJackson Triggs Niagara EstateKarma Kameleon (new to Cuvée)Taris on the Water (new to Cuvée)The Righteous Monger – Artisan Ontario – Pingue, Hand and DuncanTreadwell Farm to Table CuisineZees Grill / Shaw Club HotelCriveller CakesItalian Ice CreamA complete list of participating wineries can be found at cuvee.caTickets that include both the Friday night Grand Tasting and the weekend-long en Route passport are available online at cuvee.ca/tickets for $200 per person. Tickets for the en Route passport only are $30. read more

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Mens Lacrosse No 9 Ohio State drops comeback effort in overtime 109

Ohio State sophomore midfielder Justin Inacio (30) wins the face off against Rutgers at Ohio Stadium on Mar. 31. Ohio State lost 14-6. Credit: Willow Mollenkopf | For The LanternThe No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 2 Maryland in overtime in the Buckeyes final home game of the regular season with a goal from Maryland junior attacker and leading goal scorer Jared Bernhardt.Ohio State (8-3, 1-3 Big Ten) suffered its third Big Ten loss of the season after coming back from down four goals the second half, but ultimately lost 10-9. The win for Maryland (11-2, 3-1 Big Ten) was its third straight victory and second overtime win on the year.“Things just didn’t break our way, these are heartbreakers,” head coach Nick Myers said. Maryland’s sophomore midfielder Logan Wisnauskas was a key component to the Terrapins wins, scoring a hat trick and providing an assist on the day. Wisnauskas ended the game with 37 goals on the season.The matchup between a pair of faceoff specialists in sophomore Justin Inacio and senior Austin Henningsen was won by Inacio on 11 of 17 matchups. Inacio won 15 of the 23 total faceoffs for the entire game.Halfway through the first quarter, Wisnauskas opened the scoring with two goals before the Terrapins added on two more to come out to a 4-0 lead. Just before the end of the quarter, the Buckeyes found the net as sophomore attack Jackson Reid scored his 23rd goal of the season.The Terrapins scored midway through the second to increase their lead back to four, but freshman attack Jack Myers gave the Buckeyes a goal for his 15th on the season. Maryland’s senior midfielder Christian Zawadzki scored two make it 6-2 at the half.The two goals are tied for the fewest amount of goals scored in a half for the Buckeyes all season.Ohio State’s 10 turnovers and 2 to 17 goals-to-shots ratio hurt the Buckeyes in the first half, negating the faceoff play and ground balls that Inacio, who finished with eight ground ball pickups, was giving.“Offensively we finally got into a rhythm in the second half, started generating some really quality looks against a good defense,” Myers said.The Buckeyes started the second half by scoring 15 seconds in, and then scored two more straight, including one from Ohio State leading goal scorer junior attacker Tre LeClaire before Maryland was able to get a goal back.Myers, LeClaire, Reid and senior midfielder Jack Jasinski have now accounted for more than 67 percent of Ohio State’s points this season.In the fourth quarter, Ohio State gained momentum, scoring four goals in the quarter and taking the lead for the first time in the game with less than four minutes left. However, Wisnauskas tied the game with less than 24 seconds left, getting injured in the process of the game-tying goal.Overtime was over in 31 seconds, as Maryland’s Bernhardt found the net for his 40th goal on the season and ending Ohio State’s hope of another comeback this season.“This one stings,” Myers said. “We’ll have to get over this emotionally, and the best way to do that, is focus on the greatest rivalry in this university’s history.”The Buckeyes have Michigan as their final game of the regular season on Friday in Ann Arbor before the start of Big Ten tournament play.Saturday’s game was the last regular season game at Ohio Stadium for the senior Buckeyes, and even in the loss, Myers had nothing but for praise for his veteran players.“[I] just told them I loved them,” Myers said. “The seniors are a special group for sure, and a loss doesn’t reflect what they’ve done here.” read more

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Beast from the East is coming our way Leo says weather advice

first_img 26.02.18 Planning to drive this week? Here’s the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather Tuesday 27 Feb 2018, 8:42 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 27th 2018, 6:02 AM 96,730 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell Updated 8.42am“THE BEAST FROM the East is coming our way,” warned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who asked people to pay “close attention” to any weather warnings that are issued in the coming days.Yesterday, the Taoiseach said any advice issued in relation to workplaces, travel and whether people should turn up for work “will be clear”.The polar vortex from Siberia, referred to as “the beast”, is expected to bring heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions on Thursday and Friday.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy said that the forecast is “looking increasingly as predicted”, and the snowfall starting this evening “could potentially cause severe disruption for the country”.The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) outlined its preparation plans yesterday.It’s predicted that a red weather alert could be put in place for later in the week. The last time a code red was issued was for Storm Ophelia in October 2017.At the time, the NECG advised people to remain indoors and stay safe.However, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.In the aftermath of the storm, Labour’s Brendan Howlin said there were lessons to be learned, and said the government should commit to issuing guidelines to the private sector as to what a red alert means for them and their employees.‘Genuine confusion’ At the time, the Taoiseach admitted that there was “genuine confusion for some people in the private sector because it was unclear to people as to whether they were to go into work or not”.He also acknowledged that a “better understanding of what a red alert means beyond the public sector and what it means in the private sector” needed to be developed.As a result, the government said in future, employers in the private sector will have to set our specific policy and guidelines as to whether they should remain open during red alerts.However, progress on mandatory guidelines has not yet been reached to date. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Source: RollingNews.ieWhen asked about the issue yesterday, the Taoiseach suggested that the NECG advice issued later in the week could include advising people not to travel to work.“As it stands, the weather warning has not yet been issued, but I would ask people to pay close attention to any weather warnings and advice that is issued in the coming days.“Where advice is issued in relation to workplaces and travel, that will be clear and we’ll either be asking people to stay at home and not make unnecessary journeys or if they are in work already to stay in work and not make unnecessary journeys. But as I said, we are not in that position yet to issue that weather warning,” Varadkar told reporters.Speaking today, Murphy reinforced that no advisories were being issued as of yet. He said: “We try to be as clear as possible.Businesses need more direction. We can’t tell a business how to operate [but] the onus is on the employer to put the safety of staff at their forefront.Potential schools closureMurphy was asked about the possibility of schools closing due to the bad weather. Related Reads ‘Beast from the East is coming our way’: Leo says weather advice will be clear about whether to stay home from work During Storm Ophelia’s red alert there was confusion as to whether people should go to work or remain at home. 27.02.18 So how will The Beast compare to the Big Snow of ’82? 26.02.18 What exactly is the ‘Beast from the East’? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week? Share67 Tweet Email6 94 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3873251 Short URL He said that, if the current orange and yellow warnings were upgraded to a nationwide red alert, that would mean a directive would be issued to close all schools.“We keep very much a close eye,” the Minister said. “When we had Storm Ophelia, we went to a national red. That was a decision that had to be made.”He said that, as conditions change throughout the week, the advice issued would be updated.On the potential of school and road closures, Murphy said: “It’s a different type of weather event [to Storm Ophelia].We want to keep the country as open as we can. It’s too soon to make that call now.Duty of care to employeesBusiness group Isme, meanwhile, has advised employers that they have a duty of care to their employees under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act.It said businesses need to consider if it is safe to ask employees to travel to work during a code red, adding that employers should consider how it will decide if it is necessary to close, and whether a red weather alert will mean an automatic closure.Isme also said that where a business closure does not occur, employers should ensure employees are aware who they should contact in the event that they are unable make it into work due to the weather conditions.“Flexibility should be allowed for employees, especially those who have some distance to travel. Where employees are present in the workplace, care should be taken to remain vigilant for any worsening conditions. Consideration should also be given to how long it will take somebody to commute home safely,” it added.With reporting from Sean MurrayRead: Here are the plans in place to get Ireland through Storm Emma>What exactly is the ‘Beast from the East’? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week?> By Christina Finn Image: Eamonn Farrelllast_img read more

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Le réchauffement seratil fatal à la lignée des poissonsantarctiques

first_imgLe réchauffement sera-t-il fatal à la lignée des poissons-antarctiques ?Publiant leur étude dans PNAS, des scientifiques américains soulignent la fragilité de certains poissons de l’Antarctique, qui ont mis des millions d’années à s’adapter au froid et à coloniser ce milieu, et qui vont devoir faire face au réchauffement climatique auquel ils sont particulièrement sensibles.Il y a 35 millions d’années, une vague de froid a balayé la Terre et s’est installé durablement, au point de contraindre de nombreuses lignées animales à disparaître ou à s’adapter. Parmi ces dernières, celle des poissons-antarctiques ou notothénioïdes a évolué entre -42 et -22 millions d’années pour synthétiser et utiliser de la glycoprotéine (antifreeze glycoprotein ou AFGP, en Anglais), une protéine antigel qui leur permet de vivre en eau froide.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Avançant à l’encontre d’une idée répandue dans la communauté scientifique, des chercheurs de l’Université Yale (Connecticut) viennent d’établir que ces téléostéens (poissons osseux), ainsi ‘équipés’ contre les températures rigoureuses, sont en fait loin de s’être diversifiés rapidement pour coloniser les niches écologiques laissées vacantes par des espèces moins résistantes au froid. Ils ne l’ont fait qu’entre -11,6 et -5,3 millions d’années, grâce également à une adaptation aux profondeurs moindres qui leur ont permis d’occuper toute le colonne d’eau.Mais si les notothénioïdes ont survécu aux glaciations grâce à un arsenal métabolique péniblement acquis, ils pourraient bien maintenant, selon les auteurs de l’étude, voir leurs armes se retourner contre eux face à la brutalité du réchauffement en cours, qui impacte particulièrement l’océan Austral. Phoques, manchots et baleines, déjà perturbés par le changement climatique, pourraient alors bientôt devoir se passer de ces poissons, qui constituent une partie de leurs ressources alimentaires…Le 18 février 2012 à 16:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Viz Media Teams Up With Rose City Games For Indie Publishing Initiative

first_imgStay on target Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie Has a Limited Theatrical Screening When Can We Expect to See One Punch Man Season 2? Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Viz Media, the publisher you’re likely intimately familiar with if you’re a regular anime or manga consumer, is embarking on a new venture: publishing video games. Viz Media has previously published gaming adaptations of massively popular franchises like Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda, and so many anime and manga series that it’s difficult to keep count. The company has teamed up with indie developer Rose City Games to publish its first game, the very first addition to its portfolio, The World Next Door.The World Next Door is a supernatural action game with character designs and artwork from illustrator Lord Gris, and it has a decidedly anime-flavored look to it. The narrative-driven game follows a young girl named Jun who’s meant explore a parallel world that’s positively chock-full of magical creatures.The game will pair indie and anime game sensibilities with an “eclectic” cast of characters and a healthy dose of intrigue and mystery peppered throughout. It’s difficult to get a feel for what kind of game it’ll be exactly, but it sounds like a breath of fresh air. It’ll be releasing on PC eventually, and Viz is planning on releasing two additional games developed by Rose City Games in the next few years.If you’re an indie developer looking to get your start in the business, you may want to reach out to Viz Media, as the company is currently accepting inquiries for games looking for the right publisher, from developers who have just started work on their project or even with completed titles in general. Personally, I’m looking forward to Rose City Games’ first release, as it has an intriguing color palette and attractive character designs.Hopefully, we’ll get a better look at the game as the developer continues to work on the title for release. It’s probably going to blow us away.last_img read more

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Summit to increase opportunity for young people who are not working or

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) -A summit set to bring leaders of all ages together to build better futures for people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor employed, otherwise known as opportunity youth.More than 36,000 San Diegans between the ages of 16 and 24 at risk of long-term unemployment and poverty according to San Diego Workforce Partnership.The event is Thursday, may 2, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.at town and country. For more information click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom May 1, 2019 Summit to increase opportunity for young people who are not working or in schoollast_img read more

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Hyderabad Man held for trying to attack estranged wife

first_imgA man was arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to attack his estranged wife with a knife here under Rajendranagar police station limits. Lavanya who works as a private employee has been residing with her children in Bandlaguda after divorcing her husband Sai Kiran. Speculating a threat from her husband, Lavanya approached the police. Meanwhile, Sai Kiran tried to attack Lavanya with a knife. However, she escaped from him and went to the police. The police nabbed him and sent to remand. A case was registered against him.last_img