Elder concerned about harassment allegations at Edmonton prison

first_imgTamara Pimemtel APTN NewsTwo correctional officers and two managers were fired recently at the maximum security prison in Edmonton.There were allegations of harassment, intimidation, bullying and there may be possible criminal offences.Keith Chief Moon worked in correctional facilities across Alberta for over 30 years.He’s an elder and brings in cultural practices.He is concerned, but not surprised, about the allegations.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

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No Surprise Skippings rejected working with PDM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:general elections, oswald skippings, Pdm, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaLES, 28 Jan 2015 – The People’s Democratic Movement says it is not surprised by the announcement of former leader and former Chief Minister, Oswald Skippings to re-enter frontline politics under a new political banner. The Party’s leader explained Mr. Skippings was welcomed to continue to play at role in the affairs of the party; but did not do that. The PDM issued a statement today. Skippings, who failed in his bid as an all island candidate in the 2012 General Election said he has a cadre of people who believe they are a better band of representatives for the people. Sharlene Robinson, leader of the Opposition said: In the case of Pastor Skippings, he was further invited to serve in a special advisory role. However, in his case, he has not availed himself of these opportunities. Following public statements and in a direct statement, he has made it clear that he is no longer with the Party. Therefore we are not surprised that he has announced this new venture.” The PDM says its focus is on representing and preparing to become the next Government. Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memeslast_img read more

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One killed after vehicle strikes concrete barrier on I15 in Mira Mesa

first_img Posted: February 4, 2018 One killed after vehicle strikes concrete barrier on I-15 in Mira Mesa Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — One person died after a car struck a concrete barrier on Interstate 15 near Mira Mesa Sunday.It happened in the southbound High Occupancy Vehicle lanes of I-15 just north of Mira Mesa Boulevard at about 3 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said.The driver reportedly was out of the vehicle, lying in lanes of traffic, and was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital.It’s unclear if the victim died at the scene or at the hospital. There is no information so far if other vehicles were involved or if there were other people injured.The southbound HOV lanes were closed for the investigation. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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Italian politicians push for Huawei 5G ban after Pompeo warning

first_img Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Post a comment Sprint Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read Google Home Hub review 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Huawei may face a ban in Italy. VCG via Getty Images Politicians in Italy want Huawei banned from supplying equipment for the country’s 5G rollout, a report said Friday.Lega party lawmakers intend to call on Italy’s Parliament to use its “golden powers” of industrial veto to block the Chinese telecom company, according to Reuters, which cited Il Messaggero newspaper. Huawei currently sells equipment to Italian telecoms.This follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s warning Thursday. Pompeo said the US won’t partner with countries that adopt Huawei’s tech due to the security risks it represents. Huawei has long been accused of sharing information with the Chinese government.Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denied those accusations this week and expressed his hope that the company could bring its equipment to the US.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Rylo 0 Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo Amazon See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo Comments $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Security Internet Services DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Boost Mobile 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. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. $520 at HP 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. See It Tags Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Chris Monroe/CNETcenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice $210 at Best Buy Tags HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $299 at Amazon $155 at Google Express Read the Rylo camera preview See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See at Amazon 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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. 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. $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 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. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $60 at Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET See it 7 $6 at Tidal $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 5G Huawei,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. Share your voice Read DJI Osmo Action preview $59 at eBay 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. The Cheapskate Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 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.last_img read more

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Dhanushs wacky dance moves in TEJOTF song Madaari grips internet

first_imgWoaah….what a cool move nd song too Lets nacho Jadoo ka pantra… #Madaari is rocking Madari is here to dance on his tunes Another great number by @ dhanushkraja is so great! Jadu’s box is now open what a song, Madari from the movie “The extraordinary Journey of th fakir” must watch video #MadaariManiaNow Pihu % @pihu3333 Only he can moves and still look so handsome Mostly expected Madaari mania starts #MadaariManiaNow Wow sach guyz it’s Madaari song of The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is out it’s wonderful #MadaariManiaNow Mona lisa‏ @monalisa77_ I definitely Such a feet moving song, Madaari is here to make you dance to his tunes #MadaariManiaNow Nishi Singh Thakur‏ @Nishi_thakur21 Pllaying Madaari from #TheExtraordinaryJourneyOfTheFakir on loop Another brilliant number by @ItsAmitTrivedi @dhanushkraja #MadaariManiaNow प्रेरणा.xOxO‏ @pyalaa_center_img Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in the music video of the second song Madaari from The Extraordinary Journey of the FakirTwitterThe makers of The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (TEJOTF) have released its second song Madaari and Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in this peppy number have wowed the music lovers.After wooing audience across India, Dhanush is now making his Hollywood debut with The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The film, which is based on the book by Romain Puértolas, revolves around an Indian street magician’s journey to Paris. He finds himself in the midst of a crazy adventure he never bargained for. It was screened at international film festivals and received a lot of critical acclaim and awards.The makers recently released the trailer and the first song Angrezi Luv Shuv from The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. Both of them have got a thumbs up from the audience. Now, they have dropped its second song from Madaari. It is a peppy number composed by Amit Trivedi.The song Madaari has vocals by Vishal Dadlani and Nikhita Gandhi. Dhanush’s adorable dance moves are one of the major highlights of the number, and Oscar-nominated actress Berenice Bejo is equally terrific in this song. Many people on the internet have fallen in love with his dance moves and are busy circulating its link on social media.Here is what they have to say about Madaari.Vikas jain‏ @Vikas__Jain Velli Mamta‏ @MamtaParmar19 jiya‏ @jiyabharati Mukesh Prajapat‏ @Mukesh_p9 Avantika Pandit❤️‏ @Avantika_Pandit अस्तिमा‏ @singh_Asteema What a amazing song such amazing acted by @dhanushkraja I’m totally impressed.lets enjoy and get ready to dance at madaari tunes. Loving the vibe. Madaari just amped it up! Such a fun and peppy number MadaariManiaNow Hey guys don’t miss to watch #MadaariManiaNow Madaari is such a super cool dance @dhanushkraja ‘s dance are Let’s enjoy and Get ready to dance on madaari tunes. #MadaariManiaNowThe Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is directed by Ken Scott and produced by Saurabh Gupta, Gulzar Inder Singh Chahal, Aditi Anand, Samir Gupta, Luc Bossi, Jaime Mateus-Tique, Gregoire Lassalle and Genevieve Lemal. The film will be releasing in India, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore and Malaysia on June 21.Watch Dhanush’s wacky dance moves in the music video of the second song Madaari from The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir:last_img read more

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US must cut 755 diplomatic staff says Putin

first_imgRussian and the US flags running up as the US Secretary of State arrives at Moscow Vnukovo Airport. AFP file photoPresident Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new US sanctions approved by Congress.Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two US diplomatic properties after the US House of Representatives and the Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia. The White House said on Friday that US President Donald Trump would sign the sanctions bill.Putin said in an interview with Vesti TV released on Sunday that the United States would have to cut its diplomatic and technical staff by 755 people by Sept. 1.“Because more than 1,000 workers – diplomats and support staff – were working and are still working in Russia, 755 must stop their activity in the Russian Federation,” he said.The new US sanctions were partly a response to conclusions by US intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, and to punish Russia further for its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.Russia’s response suggested it had set aside initial hopes of better ties with Washington under Trump, something the Republican president, before he was elected, had said he wanted to achieve.A federal law enforcement investigation and multiple US congressional probes looking into the possibility that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia have made it harder for Trump to open a new chapter with Putin. Russia denies it interfered in the election and Trump has said there was no collusion.Moscow said on Friday that the United States had until Sept. 1 to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, matching the number of Russian diplomats left in the United States after Washington expelled 35 Russians in December.On Friday, an official at the US Embassy, who did not wish to be identified, said the embassy employed about 1,100 diplomatic and support staff in Russia, including Russian and US citizens.‘UNCALLED-FOR ACT’The State Department declined to comment on the exact number of embassy and consular staff in Russia.But a State Department official called Russia’s action “a regrettable and uncalled-for act.”“We are assessing the impact of such a limitation and how we will respond to it,” the official said on condition of anonymity.As of 2013, the US mission in Russia, including the Moscow embassy and consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, employed 1,279 staff, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report that year. That included 934 “locally employed” staff and 301 US “direct-hire” staff, from 35 US government agencies, the report said.That breakdown suggested the actual number of Americans forced to leave Russia would be far less than 755.“We dont (sic) have 755 American diplomats in Russia,” said Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia, in a post on Twitter on Sunday.The cuts would likely affect how quickly the United States is able to process Russian applications for US visas, McFaul said.“If these cuts are real, Russians should expect to wait weeks if not months to get visas to come to US,” he said.Putin said Russia could take more measures against the United States, but not at the moment.“I am against it as of today,” Putin said in the interview with Vesti TV.He repeated that the US sanctions were a step to worsening relations between the two countries.“We were waiting for quite a long time that maybe something would change for the better, were holding out hope that the situation would change somehow. But it appears that even if it changes someday it will not change soon,” Putin said.He said Moscow and Washington were achieving results on cooperation, however, even “in this quite difficult situation.” The creation of the southern de-escalation zone in Syria showed a concrete result of the joint work between the two countries, Putin said.last_img read more

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No ink required paper can be printed with light

first_img Various samples of the light-printable paper. Credit: Wang et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society Rewritable material could help reduce paper waste The researchers, Wenshou Wang and coauthors at Shandong University in China; the University of California, Riverside; and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have published a paper on the light-printable rewritable paper in a recent issue of Nano Letters.”The greatest significance of our work is the development of a new class of solid-state photoreversible color-switching system to produce an ink-free light-printable rewritable paper that has the same feel and appearance as conventional paper, but can be printed and erased repeatedly without the need for additional ink,” Yadong Yin, Chemistry Professor at the University of California, Riverside, told Phys.org. “Our work is believed to have enormous economic and environmental merits to modern society.”Currently, paper production and disposal have a large negative impact on the environment: paper production is a leading source of industrial pollution, discarded paper is a major component (approximately 40%) of landfills, and even recycling paper contributes to pollution due to the process of ink removal. There is also the issue of deforestation: in the US, about one-third of all harvested trees are used for paper and cardboard production.Working to address these problems, researchers have been investigating alternatives to disposable paper. One possibility is to take advantage of the color-switching ability of certain chemicals when exposed to light, although in the past this approach has faced challenges in terms of stability, limited reversibility, high cost, toxicity, and difficulty in applying the coating to ordinary porous paper.The light-printable paper developed in the new study improves in all of these areas, bringing the technology closer to applications, which could include any medium on which information is printed and needed for only a short time.”We believe the rewritable paper has many practical applications involving temporary information recording and reading, such as newspapers, magazines, posters, notepads, writing easels, product life indicators, oxygen sensors, and rewritable labels for various applications,” Yin said. When the Prussian blue and TiO2 nanoparticles are evenly mixed and coated onto paper, the plain unprinted paper appears solid blue. To print text or images, the paper is exposed to UV light, which photoexcites the TiO2 nanoparticles. These nanoparticles then release electrons that are picked up by the adjacent Prussian blue nanoparticles, which turn from blue to colorless. Since it’s easier to read blue text on a colorless background than colorless text on a blue background, it’s the background rather than the text that is typically printed by light, turning colorless (although the paper can also be “reverse-printed” to show colorless text on a blue background). Different colors besides blue can also be achieved by using Prussian blue analogues of various colors.Once printed, the paper retains its configuration for at least five days with high (5-µm) resolution, and then slowly fades back to solid blue through oxidation under ambient conditions. To erase the paper more quickly, the paper can be heated for about 10 minutes to return it to its solid blue state. The researchers predict that light-printable paper will be inexpensive when produced on a commercial scale.”The light-printable paper is indeed cost-competitive with conventional paper,” Yin said. “The coating materials are inexpensive, and the production cost is also expected to be low as the coating can be applied to the surface of conventional paper by simple processes such as soaking or spraying. The printing process is also more cost-effective than the conventional one as no inks are needed. Most importantly, the light-printable paper can be reused over 80 times, which significantly reduces the overall cost.”Future plans focus on bringing the technology closer to practical use.”Our immediate next step is to construct a laser printer to work with this rewritable paper to enable fast printing,” Yin said. “We will also look into effective methods for realizing full-color printing.” Citation: No ink required: paper can be printed with light (2017, February 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-02-ink-required-paper.html Journal information: Nano Letters Explore further (Phys.org)—In an effort to curb the adverse environmental impacts of paper production, researchers in a new study have developed a light-printable paper—paper that can be printed with UV light, erased by heating to 120 °C (250 °F), and rewritten more than 80 times. The secret to printing with light lies in the color-changing chemistry of nanoparticles, a thin coating of which can be easily applied to conventional paper to transform it into the light-printable version. © 2017 Phys.org Light-printable rewritable paper showing a quote by Richard Feynman. Credit: Wang et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society The new coating consists of two types of nanoparticles: those made of Prussian blue, which is a common inexpensive, nontoxic blue pigment that turns colorless when it gains electrons; and titanium dioxide (TiO2), a photocatalytic material that accelerates chemical reactions upon UV light exposure. More information: Wenshou Wang et al. “Photocatalytic Color Switching of Transition Metal Hexacyanometalate Nanoparticles for High-Performance Light-Printable Rewritable Paper.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03909 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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To ace your PhD program interviews prepare to answer—and ask—these key questions

first_imgGrad school interviews—in which aspiring graduate students meet with prospective advisers, colleagues, and other students—are opportunities to connect, engage in scientific conversations, and get a hands-on feel for the graduate programs and broader communities. To make the most of them, you need to prepare in advance so that you can confidently and thoughtfully answer questions from faculty and department members who are deciding whether they want to invite you to join them. You should also ask your own questions to figure out whether the program is right for you. You’ve made it to the last step of the Ph.D. application process: the interview. Congratulations! But amid the excitement and butterflies, don’t neglect the crucial next step: preparation. To get you started, here are 10 common questions to prepare for. Read the whole story: Sciencelast_img read more

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