Study moves Oak Bay BC closer to contraceptive control for problem deer

first_imgOAK BAY, B.C. — A contraception program to reduce the population of habituated, urban deer is one step closer in the Victoria-area District of Oak Bay.Councillors have reviewed a report compiled with research using GPS-collars, a network of 34 cameras and statistical methods to establish total numbers and where and when deer like to roam.The report says between 78 and 128 black tail deer live in the affluent beach-side community, known for its expensive homes and cultivated gardens.The deer count will be sent to provincial officials, clearing the way for the start of the contraception program. Mayor Kevin Murdoch says the province wanted proof of the number of deer because the use of birth control on wild animals is still considered experimental and requires supporting data in order to receive funding.Oak Bay already has a permit to inoculate 80 deer with contraceptives this year and expects to begin the work this summer.The district has previously tried culling the animals but the report, presented Tuesday, says there is a lack of evidence to support that idea as a long-term management strategy.“Immunocontraceptive vaccination may offer a feasible alternative to culls by reducing fawning rates and hence overall deer population over time,” the report says.A contraceptive for nuisance bird populations such as pigeons has been available in Canada since 2017.Earlier this month, Metro Vancouver’s transit authority installed automated bird feeders at several Vancouver SkyTrain stations distributing corn laced with a contraceptive that temporarily renders pigeons infertile, if they eat it every day.Pigeon excrement is a problem at some SkyTrain stations and the birds can also interfere with sensors that ensure people or objects are not blocking SkyTrain tracks. (CFAX)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

A Little Bit Country A Little Bit Rock And Roll Auction Benefits

first_imgFollowing the 8th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions has launched the A Little Bit Country … A Little Bit Rock And Roll Auction.Presented in partnership with Kompolt, the auction is open through June 10 and features rock memorabilia signed by Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Sting; country memorabilia signed by The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood; and a private lunch and mini-golf experience with comedian Steve-O. Additional auction items include two tickets to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013, and items signed backstage at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert by Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Heart, Billy Idol, and Moby.To place your bid on items featured in the auction, visit www.ebay.com/grammy. All proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares.Source:MusiCareslast_img read more

MAESTRO FRESH WES DETAILS NEW ALBUM CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LET YOUR

first_img Twitter Advertisement He landed a big break on MuchMusic when he was invited to perform on Electric Circus — which at that point in time seemed to be the only way forward for a number of ambitious up-and-comers.Through hard work, dedication, determination, and pure originality, Williams didn’t slip through the cracks. With Symphony in Effect he changed the course of not only hip-hop music but the Canadian music industry altogether.WATCH: Maestro Fresh Wes’ seminal 1989 hip-hop smash-hit, ‘Let Your Backbone Slide’Aside from music, Williams is known for his acting career. In 2018, he wrapped up eight seasons on the critically acclaimed Canadian sitcom, Mr. D, where he played the competitive but beloved school teacher, Paul Dwyer, for almost a decade.After a four-year stint on Canada’s Instant Star, Williams was nominated for a Gemini Award thanks for his performance on HBO’s The Line. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment After 30 years of success, the godfather of Canadian hip hop, Maestro Fresh Wes (or Wesley Williams) is celebrating his career in style. Not by looking back to the past, but with a brand new album.On March 8, 2019, the Let Your Backbone Slide rapper released his ninth studio album, Champagne Campaign. According to Maestro Fresh Wes, the album is a toast to his career and a celebration of hip hop, the evolution of music and what it really is to stay “fresh” and revered.The Toronto-born rapper kicked off his career in the early 1980s working hard at his craft and, without knowing it, shaping what hip hop music would eventually be. Advertisement Maestro Fresh Weslast_img read more

Heres a quick glance at unemployment rates for August by Canadian city

first_imgOTTAWA – The national unemployment rate was 6.0 per cent in August. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (numbers from the previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L. 9.5 per cent (9.0)— Halifax 6.8 (6.5)— Moncton, N.B. 6.7 (6.4)— Saint John, N.B. 5.5 (5.4)— Saguenay, Que. 6.7 (6.8)— Quebec 3.7 (3.9)— Sherbrooke, Que. 4.5 (4.4)— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 4.7 (4.8)— Montreal 6.0 (6.1)— Gatineau, Que. 4.8 (4.9)— Ottawa 4.6 (4.3)— Kingston, Ont. 6.0 (5.9)— Peterborough, Ont. 4.8 (3.3)— Oshawa, Ont. 4.9 (4.4)— Toronto 6.1 (6.1)— Hamilton, Ont. 5.0 (4.7)— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.4 (7.0)— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.5 (5.7)— Brantford, Ont. 5.0 (5.3)— Guelph, Ont. 4.1 (4.3)— London, Ont. 5.2 (5.4)— Windsor, Ont. 6.6 (6.0)— Barrie, Ont. 6.7 (7.0)— Sudbury, Ont. 6.7 (6.6)— Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.3 (5.0)— Winnipeg 6.5 (6.7)— Regina 6.3 (6.5)— Saskatoon 7.2 (7.1)— Calgary 8.2 (7.9)— Edmonton 6.4 (6.5)— Kelowna, B.C. 6.0 (5.7)— Abbotsford, B.C. 5.0 (4.8)— Vancouver 4.7 (4.4)— Victoria 4.3 (4.2)last_img read more

City of Fort St John wins award for work with partner municipality

first_img“The diversity of experiences this week and the quality of experiences that the City of Fort St. John has forged with local stakeholders and the community demonstrates true leadership,” stated Christopher Yeomans, CISAL Program Director. “The numerous missions that Mayor Ackerman and city staff have undertaken to Peru to support their peers and communities in Chumbivilcas helping them to strengthen their capacity to build better, more economically viable and inclusive communities is a testament to their empathy and commitment to share their wisdom and leadership.”“From the beginning, we realized the CISAL program had tremendous value. We were not only able to share the experience of our community, we saw how fragile community could be,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. “Through various agreements, including the Community Measures Agreement with BC Hydro, and dedicated efforts to foster relationships with local industry and community partners we continue to strive toward a sustainable and inclusive community.”When you have one of only three @UNESCO Global Geoparks in Canada, it is a MUST see, @TumblerRidgeGeo ! While in Tumbler Ridge the @CISAL_FCM delegation will be visiting the @ConumaCoal mine to discuss community and industry working together. pic.twitter.com/SYJGXq5i4J— City of Fort St John (@fortstjohn) May 8, 2018The Federation of Canadian Municipalities program helps build more sustainable and inclusive communities in resource-based regions of Columbia and Peru through partnerships and learning opportunities from their Canadian counterparts. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has awarded the City of Fort St. John the 2018 Award for Outstanding Institutional Contribution to FCM’s international programs.This award recognizes the work of staff and elected officials in support of partner municipalities in Peru through FCM’s Sustainable and Inclusive Communities in Latin America (CISAL).  A delegation of women from Peru and Columbia have been touring local resource extraction facilities and visit non-profit organizations this week. They also met with local First Nation, business, and community leaders to discuss inclusivity and issues of women empowerment and gender equality.The @CISAL_FCM delegation spent the day at the South View Hutterite Colony learning about food security and communal living. pic.twitter.com/GtBb9OqLIB— City of Fort St John (@fortstjohn) May 13, 2018last_img read more

Apples iPhone most popular smartphone in Canada as BlackBerrys vanish report

TORONTO – BlackBerrys are vanishing in Canada while Google Android ownership grows steadily, but Apple’s iPhone is still the most popular smartphone in the country, suggests a new report.About 85 per cent of the adult anglophone population now has a cellphone, while three quarters of them carry a smartphone, according to a report by the Media Technology Monitor, based on telephone surveys this spring with more than 2,000 Canadians.The iPhone was the device of choice among 42 per cent of the smartphone owners, while a variety of phones on the Android platform collectively made up 39 per cent of the market.To no one’s surprise, the MTM survey found BlackBerry’s share of the market has withered away in its home country.In 2009, 61 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners said they used a BlackBerry. Now, just 14 per cent call themselves devotees of the struggling brand. BlackBerry’s marketshare plunged by half in the past two years, according to MTM.While Apple initially won over most of the consumers who abandoned their BlackBerrys, the Android platform has seen more growth in recent years.Samsung in particular has made the most gains. Its line of Galaxy phones now accounts for 61 per cent of the Android devices in Canada, and 24 per cent of the overall smartphone market, MTM says.Consumers in the 18-to-34 demographic and those with an income under $75,000 were more likely to use an Android phone, while buyers over 35 with higher incomes were more likely to choose an iPhone.Cellphone ownership has barely budged up in recent years — suggesting that whoever wants a mobile phone already has one — but the number of smartphones being used is increasing.As recently as 2011, the split of smartphones versus older cellphones in Canada was 50/50. And in 2009, just one in five mobiles phones in Canada were smartphones. Now, just under 80 per cent of Canadian phone owners have chosen a smartphone.MTM also asked phone owners how often they’re using some of the newer features on their devices.Nearly 40 per cent of smartphone users said they made a video call in the last month with a service like Skype, Apple’s FaceTime or Google Hangouts. Students were the most likely group to say they regularly made video calls.About one in five smartphone users said they now occasionally watch TV on their small screen, and one in four steam audio on their mobile.The poll results are based on interviews conducted by Forum Research Inc., between March 18 and April 19. The results are considered accurate within 2.2 percentage points 19 times out of 20. Apple’s iPhone most popular smartphone in Canada as BlackBerrys vanish: report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 18, 2014 9:10 am MDT read more

UNICEF urges childcentred budget decisions for rebuilding of quakehit areas in Mexico

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for putting children at the heart of public and private investment in reconstruction of the areas devastated by two major earthquakes in September.“The seven million children living in the worst affected areas of Chiapas, Mexico City, Morelos, Oaxaca and Puebla – especially the most vulnerable, who have lost their homes and schools – must be at the core of budgetary discussions in the country,” said Christian Skoog, UNICEF Representative in Mexico, in a press release. UNICEF said that budgetary decisions linked to the reconstruction of areas affected by the recent earthquakes must guarantee full respect for the rights of children in health, education and housing for their affected families, without neglecting other fundamental rights such as the right to be protected against violence, abuse or exploitation.Mexico has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has special legislation protecting the rights of children and adolescents and, as such, the country has made formal commitments to undertake all necessary legal and financial measures to guarantee the realization of those rights. The Mexican Constitution also states that all Government decisions affecting children in the country must seek to protect their best interests in all circumstances. In a post-disaster situation, accelerating and not just adjusting investment for children must be a priority if a country is to reach its long-term objectives for economic growth and social wellbeing, UNICEF said. read more

No charges filed against former OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott after domestic

Then-OSU running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) runs with the ball to the end zone during a game against Michigan on Nov. 28 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Columbus City Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it will not be pursuing domestic violence charges against former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. The news was first reported by Drew Davison, a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.On July 22, Elliott was accused of domestic violence by a woman alleging to be an ex-girlfriend. The woman, Tiffany Thompson, claimed Elliott had struck her multiple times while in a parked car. Thompson posted pictures on Instagram of her bruises. According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, Thompson claimed instances of domestic violence on five separate occasions during an interview with the Columbus Division of Police.Elliott was never arrested for the allegations, and the investigation hit a stalemate after conflicting reports and a lack of evidence.The prosecutor’s office declined to press charges “primarily due to conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence to support the filing of criminal charges,” the release said. read more

Its going to be mainly dry today but its Ireland so showers

first_imgLOOK OUT THE window, it’s not half bad out.Today is going to be ‘mainly dry’ but there will be showers in a lot of areas, says Met Éireann, so best pack that brolly to be on the safe side.The showers will affect parts of the southwest and the west coast and those that develop in the west and north may turn heavy.There will also be a risk of thunder, especially in the northwest. Source: TumblerHowever, good news for the rest of the country as it will be mainly dry, with sunny spells and just a few scattered showers.It’s going to be fairly warm out too, with maximum temperatures of 13 to 17 Celsius, with mostly light, southerly or variable winds.So it’s not exactly sweltering, but we’re getting one step closer to the summer, right?Read: It must be summer. Met Éireann says sunburn index today is moderate>Read: Put away the winter coat. We’re getting dry and settled weather for ‘the coming weeks’>last_img read more

Poll Are you giving anything up for Lent

first_imgPoll: Are you giving anything up for Lent? But first we’ll have Pancake Tuesday. LENT BEGINS THIS week, but first we’ll have Pancake Tuesday.For many it will mean the lead in to Easter. For others, it will be a chance to test their will and give something up for 40 (46, really) days.Will you be one of them?We’re asking: Are you giving something up for Lent? Monday 27 Feb 2017, 9:01 PM Feb 27th 2017, 9:01 PM Haven’t decided yet (1807) Share16 Tweet Email Short URL No (7620) YesNoHaven’t decided yetVoteRead: It’s Pancake Tuesday tomorrow – get some inspiration from this master crêpier By Paul Hosfordcenter_img Image: Channel 4 26,047 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Poll Results: Yes (5860) 89 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3262501 Image: Channel 4last_img read more

La Nasa veut un successeur au Concorde

first_imgLa Nasa veut un successeur au ConcordeL’Agence spatiale américaine réfléchit à la reprise des vols commerciaux supersoniques.Depuis la fin du Concorde, dont l’exploitation s’est arrêtée en novembre 2003 suite à l’accident de Gonesse trois ans plus tôt, il n’existe plus de possibilité de voyager au-delà de la vitesse du son. Il faut dire que les vols supersoniques possédaient pas mal d’inconvénients. Vorace en carburant, le Concorde y ajoutait le “Bang” caractéristique des avions dépassant les 1.224 km/h, le fameux mur du son. Impossible dès lors de proposer des vols au-dessus de zones habitées. Mais l’évolution technologique pourrait bien permettre d’éliminer ces problèmes et ainsi de relancer des liaisons commerciales supersoniques.La Nasa, l’Agence spatiale américaine, serait ainsi en train de réfléchir à cette possibilité selon 20minutes.fr. De nombreux projets d’avions, plus économiques en carburants et débarrassés du problème du “Bang”, sont à l’étude afin de trouver le successeur potentiel du Concorde. Rallier Paris à New York en 3h30, comme le faisait le supersonique franco-britannique, serait alors de nouveau possible et d’autres liaisons pourraient être envisagées.Le 26 janvier 2011 à 10:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Students get feel for international economics at mock summit

first_imgBrazil is looking to trade. The country has raw materials, food and consumer goods to offer. And in exchange, Brazil is hoping to find technology and business services, with just a dash of tourism.At least that was the plan advanced on Thursday by the country’s economic advisers, in the form of local high school students honing their economics skills.“It’s been cool to be immersed in a country’s issues,” said Evergreen High School senior and mock Brazilian Tim Madden.Madden, along with approximately 80 other students from Evergreen and Union high schools, experienced hands-on economics in their roles as simulated advisers during the International Economic Mini Summit held Thursday in the Evergreen gymnasium.This is the second year students studying current world issues have gathered to bargain and barter as representatives of 27 countries. The event is the culmination of an 18-week project for the students who researched social, political, and economic conditions of their assigned country in order to create a strategic plan for improving living standards.During the summit, students presented information displays pertaining to their country and then worked to forge trade relationships with other nations.That is all part of what the instructors and summit judges called experiential learning.“This is exactly how students learn best,” said Anita Jinks, a district administrator who acted as a judge.Jinks said the group work is important and she could tell that students had to pull together multiple resources in order to complete the tasks involved in the economic simulations.last_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON Rep Seth Moulton Concerned Emergency Declaration Could Cost Massachusetts

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC — This week, Massachusetts House Armed Services Committee Members Representatives Seth Moulton (MA-06), Lori Trahan (MA-03), and Bill Keating (MA-09) condemned President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency so that the president can circumvent Congress and use military construction funds to build his border wall. The decision to use military construction funds directly jeopardizes $90 million designated for use at the Hanscom Air Force Base to construct a Compound Semiconductor Laboratory-Microelectronics Integration Facility, and $42,600,000 at the Westover Air Reserve Base.“Whether President Trump recognizes it or not, we are competing with Russia and China to develop the next generation of advanced technologies that will allow us to lead the world in the 21st Century,” Rep. Seth Moulton (MA-06) said. “The proposed lab at Hanscom Air Force Base is exactly the type of investment the government should be making to keep our nation safe. The president’s decision to raid these funds from Hanscom–to pay for a 5th Century wall to address a 21st Century immigration problem–isn’t just a waste of money, it is a conscious decision to play politics with our national defense and economic competitiveness.”“The President declared an emergency over a crisis that doesn’t exist – even going so far to say during his press conference that he ‘didn’t need to do this.’ Now that he has, $90 million worth of military construction projects at the Hansom Air Force Base alone are at risk of being diverted to construct the President’s ineffective, wasteful wall that does nothing to secure our border. This is an outrage,” Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-03) said. “No president, Donald Trump included, has the right to undermine the authority of Congress by declaring a fake national emergency just because they didn’t get their way. I will be joining my colleagues in Congress to do our constitutional duty to protect our system of checks and balances and take strong action against the President’s emergency declaration which has now become a clear threat to our actual security and military readiness.”“This Administration’s emergency declaration is at best a reckless politicization of our military and at worst will threaten critical military construction projects,” Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09) said. “Last year, senior Department of Defense leaders testified before Congress about a backlog of $116 billion of unfunded facility requirements and that 32% of their facilities were in poor or failing condition. Just this week, there have been several articles highlighting the poor living conditions that military members and their families are facing on military bases throughout the country. Using military construction funds endangers military readiness and decreases the well-being of our servicemen and women. Additionally, Massachusetts has a number of critical infrastructure projects carried out by the US Army Corps of Engineers that could be threatened by this declaration, including maritime and public safety projects.”(NOTE: The above press release is from Rep. Seth Moulton’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton, Stewart Introduce Bill To Designate “9-8-8” For Suicide Hotline Dialing CodeIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Secures Local Wins In National Defense Authorization ActIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Bring Afghan Allies, Translators To SafetyIn “Government”last_img read more

The Cost of Cold Staying warm in Nome

first_imgRichard Beneville rents his house in Nome. He shares the space with his cat, Ollie. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska’s Energy Desk)In Nome, people stay warm in a variety of ways. They collect driftwood along the beach in the summer months, shipping pallets are burned in stoves and heating fuel arrives by barge in the summer and fall.In 2012, an early storm prevented an oil tanker from making that delivery. But as the Bering Strait becomes more accessible, the mayor of Nome says there’s an upside to less sea ice.Richard Beneville spends $250 dollars heating his house every month of the year with diesel.Listen nowThe Cost of Cold is a series from Alaska’s Energy Desk about how Alaskans around the state heat their homes. Reporter Elizabeth Jenkins produced this story in Nome.last_img read more

Newtok school relocation delayed until Fall 2019

first_imgLower Kuskokwim School District Assistant Superintendent Carlton Kuhns at Newtok last spring for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new village site of Mertarvik. The temporary school in Mertarvik will now be delayed until Fall of 2019. (Christine Trudeau / KYUK)Relocating the Newtok school into a temporary building at Mertarvik will be delayed until the fall of 2019. What’s the hold up? The Newtok Village Council informed the Lower Kuskokwim School District that the problem is a lack of housing.Listen nowThe district had hoped that they would be able to make the move this summer, but now it looks to be over a year away.LKSD Assistant Superintendent Carlton Kuhns said that housing for families won’t be available this fall, so the kids would not be at Mertarvik to be taught.“It is going to happen, there is vertical construction happening over there,” Kuhns said. “Managing the funding sources the Tribal Council has, has got to be incredibly difficult.”That’s with funds coming from three or four different federal and state agencies.Superintendent Dan Walker also told the LKSD board that he’s concerned about teachers getting stranded without housing at the new village site. Walker told the Board that the district’s lobbyist has been in touch with both Y-K Delta legislative representatives and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, who told him that they aim to have $400,000 budgeted specifically for teacher housing. Walker added that the district is trying to get one of the retrofitted military barracks being barged in from Anchorage for village housing set aside for teacher housing at Mertarvik, but that won’t happen until 2019.Walker said that the district is also seeking funds from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.last_img read more

All is Well organisation takes up plantation drive in Kakinada

first_imgKakinada: All is Well organisation has taken up sapling plantation as part of its service activity for environment protection. As part of this programme the members of the organisation took up plantation in Santinagar area near Jawaharlal Nehru park under the guidance of founder of the organisation N Kishore Kumar. More than 100 volunteers took part in this sapling plantation programme . Speaking on this occasion founder of the All is Well organisation Kishore Kumar said that they have been taking up sapling plantation for the past few decades as part of environment protection and to bring down pollution levels to considerable extent in the area.last_img read more

Students from Telugu States reach Delhi safely

first_imgHyderabad: Concerted efforts by the Central and state governments resulted in helping 90 students of NIT-Srinagar to reach Delhi on Sunday. These students had reached Delhi by a special train. They were received by the officials of the AP Bhavan. The officials also enquired about the problems faced following the decision of the NIT to suspend classes and ask them to vacate the hostels. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said that there was no need for any panic as the Centre was taking all necessary measures to bring the students and those who had gone for Amarnath Yatra back safe. Reddy who is coordinating in bringing the stranded students back spoke to the district administration of Jammu to extend assistance to the students who were stranded at the Jammu railway station since Saturday night. He also urged the airlines to bring the pilgrims back at the earliest. Also Read – Non-bailable warrant to Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury Advertise With Us Meanwhile, the Air India capped the air fare at Rs 6715 from Srinagar to Delhi till August 15 after the Ministry of Aviation told all airlines to curb the surging air ticket prices for pilgrims returning from Amarnath. The students who vacated the hostels on Saturday told The Hans India that they were escorted from Srinagar to Jammu in four buses. One bus with about 25 to 30 girl students could reach the Jammu in time. They have boarded the train to Delhi on Saturday night. Advertise With Us But the remaining students travelling in three buses have reached Jammu around 10 pm and they had to spend the whole night at the station due to lack of trains to Delhi. Jayanth, one among the students stranded at the Jammu railway station, said: “There are no proper facilities at the station. We have asked the railway officials if they could make any arrangements for them to leave for Delhi.” Karimnagar Member of Parliament Bandi Sanjay said following the developments unfolding in J&K, the Union Minister had intervened. A list of 107 students from both the Telugu states was received by the minister. The stranded students have boarded the train in the afternoon and reached Delhi around midnight on Sunday.last_img read more

Take Rohingya issue to UN BNP asks govt

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirAccusing the government of having failed to take any step to resolve the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday urged it to raise the issue at the United Nations.”Foreign ministers from Indonesia and Turkey are arriving here over the Rohingya crisis. The United Nations has issued a statement to stop persecution on them immediately. But, our government didn’t send any envoy anywhere and it still didn’t take any step to take the issue to the United Nations,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He further said, “From this meeting, I strongly demand the government immediately raise the issue at the United Nations and take proper steps to resolve the problem.”The BNP leader came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by Dhaka North city unit BNP at the National Press Club, marking the 10th ‘jail release’ day of BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.Fakhrul said the government has failed to give shelter to thousands of Muslim and Hindu Rohingyas who are fleeing their country in the face of mass killing and persecution by the Myanmar army.”The current government has also failed to force the Myanmar authorities to take back the Rohingya refugees ensuring their rights and dignity through diplomatic efforts,” he observed.The BNP secretary general alleged that the current government is again trying to hold a lopsided election like 5-January 2014 one.He warned that the country’s people will not allow the ruling party to hold any lopsided election. “The 11th parliamentary elections must be held under a neutral election-time supportive government conducted by an impartial Election Commission.”Fakhrul said the government is killing people and making them disappeared as it has no accountability.He called upon BNP leaders and activists to get united to get rid of the ‘misrule’ of the current regime through putting up a strong resistance at every locality.last_img read more

Microsoft cant advertise Destiny the game so they made Destiny the fra

first_imgThis year things have gotten downright silly when it comes to exclusively promoting games for next generation consoles. First Microsoft’s not-so-exclusive announcement for the new Tomb Raider rattled gamers around the world, and now it looks like Sony has the exclusive rights to promote Bungie’s latest epic game Destiny. Fortunately for Microsoft, someone has turned this situation around and given us all something to laugh at.Even though Sony has a considerable sales lead on Microsoft right now, internally these two companies will be struggling against one another for the entire life span of their consoles. However, Microsoft has the potential to catch up to Sony in a big way this holiday season, thanks to finally getting the platform where it needs to be and addressing their ID @ Xbox program.The biggest thing that will separate the Xbox One and PS4 in 2015 is games, and Sony has made a deal with Activision that ensures you don’t see a Destiny on Xbox One ad in some regions of the world. Both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 are part of the Destiny launch, though, so Microsoft decided to skirt the rules a bit and get clever. Instead of advertising the game, we get an advert for Destiny Fragrance.This seems like the kind of thing that is going to get worse before it gets better, because as long as Microsoft and Sony are willing to throw money at game publishers we’ll keep playing this game. If the side effect of that is clever and memorable marketing, let the rivalry and deals continue!last_img read more