SASKATOON – Workers at two uranium facilities in northern Saskatchewan are facing tough times after Cameco announced Wednesday it was shutting down productions at the Sask. sites.Cameco (TSX:CCO) said 845 jobs would be “temporarily” lost by the end of January due to the shutdowns at Key Lake and McArthur River.The McArthur River site mines uranium ore and sends it to Key Lake for processing.The company said about 210 workers would be kept on at the facilities to ensure they maintained a safe shutdown mode.The suspension is expected to last 10 months, but more details are to be provided when fourth quarter results are released in February.Cameco cited market oversupply and low uranium prices as reasons for the production suspension.They noted prices have fallen over 70 per cent since an earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan devastated a nuclear facility in 2011.Operations at Rabbit Lake were suspended in April 2016, resulting in 500 job losses.The company announced third-quarter losses of $124 million on Oct. 27, one year after turning a profit of $142 million in the same time span.(CKOM)
Geneva – Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs Mbarka Bouaida welcomed, on Tuesday in Geneva, the growing international awareness against torture.Speaking at a high level panel held on the sidelines of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, Bouaida recalled that Morocco, Chile, Denmark and Ghana launched a global initiative against torture on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture.The initiative ” aims at promoting the ratification and the implementation of the Convention within ten years,” noted the Moroccan official. Bouaida, who was highlighting the regional and global influence of the initiative, has also briefed the audience on Morocco’s efforts to fight torture with the recent depositing of the instruments of ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International United Nations Convention against Torture.In this connection, Bouaida said Morocco is willing to host the second Forum on the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) and to organise regional training seminars in line with the goals set by the initiative.
Rabat – Former Head of the African Union, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has voiced his disapproval of the U.S. for taking many African citizens as slaves and not like refugees.During the AU’s two-day summit, which is currently being held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, Zuma criticized U.S. President, Donald Trump’s decision to ban immigration from seven African Muslim-majority countries including , Libya, Somalia, and Sudan.Zuma described Trump’s decision as “one of the greatest challenges,” for the continent, adding that this decision heralded “very turbulent times” for Africa. “The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries,” said Zuma.For his part, U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres commented on the issue of refugees saying, “African nations are among the world’s largest and most generous hosts of refugees. African borders remain open for those who need protection, when so many borders are being closed, even in some of the most developed countries in the world.”Last week, Trump signed several executive orders including one which regarded the construction of the U.S.-Mexico wall, and another delivering a ban on Muslims from so-called “terror prone” countries.Muslims from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen will not be granted U.S. refugee status or visas for the duration of the ban.
2 September 2010The report documenting the most serious human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1993 and 2003 will be made public on 1 October, the United Nations announced today. The so-called mapping exercise and its resulting report are “unprecedented in scope,” the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) stated in a news release, noting that it covers 10 years and the entire territory of the DRC, not just the war-torn east. Its overarching objective is to help the people of the region in establishing transitional judicial systems and assist in the fight against impunity.The report, a draft of which was recently leaked and published in the French newspaper Le Monde, describes a total of more than 600 incidents in the DRC during the 10-year period in which tens of thousands of people were killed, and reportedly implicates a number of groups in the atrocities.“Following requests, we have decided to give concerned States a further month to comment on the draft,” said High Commissioner Navi Pillay. “I have offered to publish any such comments alongside the report itself on 1 October, if they so wish,” she added. More than 1,280 witnesses were interviewed to corroborate or invalidate alleged violations, including previously undocumented incidents, and at least 1,500 documents were collected and analysed during the two years that it took to research and write the report.
Symbolizing the excellent relations that have historically existed between the Dawoodi Bohra community and Sri Lanka’s leaders, the current spiritual head of the community, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, was very cordially received by the country’s top most leaders, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, when he called on them, the New Indian Express reported.The President as well as the Prime Minister, spontaneously invited Syedna to hold an Ashara Mubaraka gathering in Colombo again, assuring him the highest level of cooperation. In turn, Syedna urged the Bohras in Sri Lanka to follow Prophet Mohammad’s instruction to be loyal to their adopted country. President Sirisena referred to the 30 year civil war in Sri Lanka, and observed that though progress and economic development have taken place since it ended in 2009, a general tendency towards materialism, forgetting the truly beautiful things in life, can also be seen. Along with beautification of the country, he expressed a wish that the people would maintain the beauty of character. The Prime Minister profusely apologized for making Syedna travel to parliament to meet him instead of calling on the spiritual head at his place. The Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs, John Amaratunga, also present at the meeting.In the evening, Syedna presided over a community gathering at al-Masjid al-Husainy, Colombo. Following the maghrib and isha salaah he delivered a short sermon in which he expressed his gratitude to the President and the Prime Minister for their warm reception.Syedna said that the Dawoodi Bohra community has always been highly regarded in Sri Lanka. He recited the Quranic verse: “And for Allah is respect, and for His Messenger and for those of faith”. Syedna deeply appreciated the President’s words and farsighted vision, and pointed out that these were the teachings of Prophet Mohammed. When the Prophet returned from a battle, he said that though it had been a tough battle, “we return from the ‘minor battle’ to the ‘major battle’”. When asked what he meant by ‘the major battle’, he replied, “the major battle is the war within us, with our souls; to make us better people,” Syedna said.The Prime Minister, who met the spiritual leader in parliament, lauded the Dawoodi Bohra community’s centuries’ long contribution to the development and progress of Sri Lanka and his personal fondness and respect for the community. He made specific mention of the fact that, despite the 30 year civil war, the late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin had convened three gatherings of Ashara Mubaraka in Colombo and expressed a wish that Ashara Mubaraka would be held again in Sri Lanka. Indeed, the Bohras of Sri Lanka have been living up to Syedna’s expectations right from that day in 1830 when the first Bohras, Careemjee Jafferjee and his entourage, accidentally landed in Galle, the southern most port town of Sri Lanka, following a shipwreck en route to Western India from a trading mission in the Maldives.Sri Lankan Bohras are a small community of about 3000, even now. But this well knit community has been trading peacefully in the island ever since it arrived. Some of them like the Akbar Brothers and Jafferjee Brothers are at the top in their respective lines. The Bohras have thought it prudent to keep out of partisan politics, a stance which has served them well down the years.Spread across the world by virtue of their traditional involvement in international trade, the Dawoodi Bohras have a system of keeping in touch with each other, to keep up their culture, religious beliefs, and forms of worship and also to serve their economic interests. Quoting the Prophet’s Hadith: ‘Love of one’s nation is intrinsic to faith,” Syedna instructed his followers to always remain loyal to their country of abode, and always strive to be good citizens. The Ashara Mubaraka gatherings see Bohras pouring in from all corners of the globe to pray together and reinforce ties. As Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Syedna Saifuddin, Sri Lanka’ 30 year war did not prevent the Bohras from organizing highly successful Ashara Mubaraka gatherings in Colombo. (Colombo Gazette)
Media release – CHCH 2013 Upfront Announcements CHCH’s fall programming schedule was unveiled Tuesday morning.It includes many of the prime time favourites viewers have been enjoying over the past year with some intriguing additions. Lisa Hepfner has the highlights.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
2000: 660,747 First quarter 2002 reaches 722,718 units – up 7.1 per cent on previous best Registrations of cars to private buyers rise 2.1 per cent to 223,989 units Record first quarter as new car market marches on March registrations up 3.85 per cent from 408,024 to 423,727 units He continued, ‘The current franchised dealer system works, and is endorsed by the fact that consumers are flocking to showrooms across Britain, confident in the service, products and deals available to them. Any drastic moves to change this system will only erode this level of confidence and could reduce the current high level of competition in the marketplace.’ Notes to editors 1. Previous first quarter results since the introduction of the twice-yearly plate change were: 1999: 635,942 2001: 675,083 SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘There are great deals available, prices continue to tumble and new cars go on rolling out of franchised dealer showrooms with satisfied consumers at the wheel. Eighteen months of new car market growth has been bettered only by 30 consecutive months of falling prices’. 2. Diesel registrations soared 51.6 per cent in the first quarter to 157,408 units. 3. New car registrations in the UK are forecast to reach 2.35 million units in 2002. March 2002 The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Registrations are also expected to fall in December, but earlier growth in the first half of the year should ensure a net gain of around 2% to some 2.03 million units. The market is forecast to fall by some 5% in 2011 to 1.93 million units, due to the impact of the austerity measures and notably the expected squeeze on consumer spending. The Ford Fiesta was once again the best selling new car in the month. Demand for supermini cars has weakened post the scrappage scheme, but volumes of dual purpose vehicles and MPVs continue to rise. The better than expected monthly performance reflected an improvement in fleet volume and a less steep than anticipated decline in private registrations. There could have been some pull-forward ahead of the January VAT rise. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Registrations fell by 11.5% in November to 139,875 units, performing ahead of forecast.New car market remains 3.4% up over the first 11 months of the year at 1,907,029 units.The year is set to end up on the 2009 outturn by around 2% at over 2.03 million units.Recovery in fleet volumes, up 10.7% over the year to date, supporting overall market.The market was up 14.0% compared with last November’s market less scrappage volumes.“New car registrations fell by less than expected in November with demand from the fleet sector helping to offset the market rebalancing following the end of the Scrappage Incentive Scheme,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Registrations are expected to fall next month, but demand may benefit from motorists looking to avoid the January VAT rise. This factor, coupled with the strength of the first half of 2010, means year-end volumes are expected to lift to over 2.03 million units, 2% up from last year. Next year will continue to be challenging as consumer spending tightens and government’s austerity measures take effect.” Rate of slowdown eases, as market betters expectations in NovemberThe new car market declined for a fifth successive month in November, as volumes continue to adjust to a market without the Scrappage Incentive Scheme. However, volumes in the month were 8% or just over 10,000 units ahead of our forecast of 129,400 units for November. At 139,875 units the market was down 11.5% on last year. The market in 2009 included 35,415 cars reportedly bought through the scrappage scheme, equivalent to 22.4% of the total then. Diesel car volumes rose sharply to 53% in November, coupled with the slowdown in registrations of petrol cars which benefitted strongly from last year’s scrappage scheme. Registrations of alternatively fuelled cars jumped 83.5% in November to give them a 1.3% share of the November market and a 1.1% share over the year-to-date.
The Ohio State Varsity Tennis Center hosted a match between the Buckeyes and Oklahoma on March 6. OSU lost, 4-3. The loss broke a 200-match home winning streak for OSU. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerThere’s Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game and Byron Nelson’s 11-straight PGA Tour victories. Then there’s the Ohio State men’s tennis team’s 200 home victories in a row.While none of those records are likely to be broken, the first two will go down in history with much more fanfare than the third. But it could be argued that the Buckeyes’ streak, which ended Friday with a 4-3 loss to Oklahoma, is the most impressive of the bunch.In his prime, Chamberlain was the single most dominant player in basketball history. The same could be said for Nelson when it comes to golf, but neither of them would have been likely to post the same numbers against modern competition.Beyond that, Chamberlain’s ridiculous record required just 48 minutes of pure domination. Still impressive? Of course, but stack that up against Nelson.Eleven straight victories on the PGA Tour means you’ve sustained quality play for months on end, not for one measly outing. But even still, Nelson came in second seven times during the 1945 season and missed out on the top two five times.That’s getting nitpicky of course, but nitpicking is necessary when stacking a record up against that of the OSU men’s tennis program, which won every single match in Columbus for nearly 12 years.That’s right, 12 years.Not only did the Buckeyes sustain dominance for more than a decade, but they did it with three full rotations of recruiting classes.By the time the streak ended, the names that started it were ancient history.The main constant has been coach Ty Tucker, who was on hand from the beginning of the streak right up until the end, and beyond.To sustain a record for that long, to dominate in a fashion neither Chamberlain or Nelson or any other great athlete could have, is significant. And that could be felt by anyone in attendance at the Varsity Tennis Center on Friday when redshirt-senior Kevin Metka fought through match points and cramps before falling just short against Oklahoma sophomore Florin Bragusi.From the moment the doubles competition started, right around 8:30 p.m., there was tension throughout the crowd.There are two sets of stands at OSU’s indoor arena: One main permanent area with bleachers, and then a few folding chairs and another set of bleachers set up on the opposite end of courts 1-4. I sat front and center in my OSU-logoed folding chair right up until Metka’s match — being played on court 6 on the other side of the main stands — was the only one still going.I spent most of my time trying to keep track of scores and — if I’m being honest — trying to figure out exactly how the scoring worked. The tension in the crowd around me rose and fell with every point scored by either team, as spectators cheered, clapped or craned their necks trying to see the scoreboard behind them.OSU took two of the three doubles matches, earning the Buckeyes a point, before singles play began.Redshirt-sophomore Ralf Steinbach was the first Buckeye to finish his singles match, easily dispatching his opponent to put OSU ahead, 2-0.Then the Buckeyes picked up another win on court one, but their players on courts two, three and five all lost. But Metka and Bragusi were still playing, so the crowd — officially announced as an OSU indoor record of 713 — moved into the stands or stood courtside to watch Metka fight for the streak’s life.While he had chances to end it in the third set, Metka came up just short, about as close as he possibly could without winning. And with that loss, the streak was snapped. But the crowd exiting the building wasn’t angered. There was barely even disappointment.Metka and OSU had lost a match, moving their record to 12-4, and the streak ended at 200, but the crowd on hand simply seemed to have respect for what had been accomplished already.At the end of the day, Tucker said it best: “Everybody in the world knew that the streak would end at some point.”
Police had to use check points to track his car’s movements and his mobile phone to triangulate his position before they found his body, surrounded with photos of his loved ones, at Stour Cross Farm near Gillingham on February 2.The court heard that Mr Smith had booked the chalet multiple times before his death. He first booked in 2016, for October 11-14 and paid in full but did not show up.Rachael Griffin, the Dorset senior coroner, recorded a verdict of suicide. She said: “Phil was very popular, well liked and much loved. He was a devoted family man and devoted to his career.”He had troubles at home. He never specifically talked about any plans of taking his own life but had talked in the past about not wanting to be here.”He went to a remote area, turned off the tracking device on his car – he never intended to be found or interrupted.”He sent texts on delay which clearly indicated they were making provision for the future, goodbye messages and indicated he had already taken his own life.” Violetta SmithCredit:KhiannaSmith/BNPS A managing director killed himself after wrongly convincing himself that his wife of 13 years was having an affair, an inquest has heard.Phil Smith, 52, had moved out of the £1.5m home he shared with wife Violetta a few days before his death, after he followed her and saw her with another man.Convinced she was seeing someone else, he booked a rural chalet, turned off the tracker on his Range Rover and drove 37 miles before hanging himself from a roof beam.The inquest heard Mr Smith was a hardworking and dedicated businessman. Managing director of Orbis Software, he had built his own home – a large detached property with a swimming pool next to prestigious Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset.He had two children from his first marriage but had been with his second wife Violetta, with whom he had three daughters, for nearly 13 years.Mr Smith suffered a stroke in 2012 which affected him both physically and mentally and since then, he had suffered with pain and depression. The Bournemouth inquest heard that he became insecure and paranoid and believed his wife was having an affair.Mrs Smith said: “We had been living together but we were bickering and arguing so prior to his death Phil moved out and stayed with friends, the Sunday before he died. “We had discussed divorce last July but decided to work through our issues. He said he loved me and couldn’t imagine life without me.”Mrs Smith said she still thought they could reconcile and that there was no affair, her husband had imagined it.But his daughter Khianna from his previous marriage, who worked with her father, said he had broken down in tears at the office on January 31 when he told her he had seen his wife with a man.She said: “He believed he had seen her with somebody else. He came into work on the Tuesday and just broke down in tears. He said he drove to Dorchester and saw Violetta with another man.”On the Monday he went to see his divorce solicitor to draw up divorce financial status and the week before that we were viewing flats for him to move into. As far as he was concerned the relationship was over.”He loved her to bits but he couldn’t see a future.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Phil Smith killed himself after he suspected his wife of having an affair, an inquest has heardCredit:KhiannaSmith/BNPS The following day he had dinner with friends but drove himself to the chalet later that evening, sending delayed text messages to his son Joshua, daughter Khianna and several friends, which only arrived several hours after his death, telling them what he had done.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The vast majority of young and middle aged Australians prefer to do their banking online according to Bankwest’s latest online transactions report. Among older generations face-to-face service is valued extremely highly. Gen Y engages most often with their finances, with almost half saying they use the internet for banking several times a week – 5.7 per cent do so several times a day. “It’s not surprising that Gen Y is more engaged with online banking, but the fact that some of them check their balances several times a week and even several times a day suggests they are extremely engaged with their personal finances, which is encouraging,” Bankwest’s retail executive general manager Mark Reid said. Source: The Adviser
Google reproche à Facebook de ne pas faire marcher le jeu de la réciprocitéGoogle commence à limiter l’influence de Facebook sur le moteur de recherche. Le géant américain accuse le réseau social de ne pas respecter une certaine entente entre les deux entreprises. Il est désormais impossible pour les utilisateurs de Gmail d’importer leurs contacts sur Facebook. Le moteur de recherche reproche au réseau social de ne pas partager ses informations avec le géant américain, même si officiellement, Google explique vouloir simplement protéger les données personnelles des utilisateurs de sa messagerie.Cette première décision pourrait être le début d’une lutte entre deux des sites les plus visités au monde durant ces dernières années. Le développement de Facebook, à travers l’envoi de mails et la recherche d’informations, incite les internautes à se diriger moins fréquemment sur Google. Si bien qu’une rivalité est née entre les deux entités. Le 8 novembre 2010 à 11:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
There have been reports that Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester United are looking to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic who said he is happy to remain at Lazio.Amid growing speculation over a potential transfer to Juventus, Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic says he would be happy to stay with the Biancocelesti but refused short of giving any assurances over his future.The Italian champions are just one of the numerous clubs in chase of the 23-year-old. He played every minute of Serbia’s World Cup group games before they crashed out.Having defeated Costa Rica in their Group E opener, Serbia suffered defeats to Switzerland and Brazil as they finished third and crashed out of the competition.Following the 2-0 loss to Brazil, the €120 million-rated playmaker told Mediaset via FourFourTwo:Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I need a little bit of rest now.“I’ll return to Rome and I would be happy if I stay at Lazio, as I’m content there and I have a contract.”Milinkovic-Savic netted 12 goals and made 35 appearances as Lazio finished fifth in Serie A in 2017-18. His emergence under head coach Simone Inzaghi attracted Europe’s top clubs.“I read something different in the papers every day, but I haven’t thought about it yet,” he added.“First, I’ll rest for a bit, then we’ll see.”
Coach Adam Gretsinger encourages a middle school student to join the fun. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) Jerry White III answers a question during the Orange Frog training. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) Orange Frog Project participants take a selfie. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) Hoonah City Schools Superintendent PJ Ford Slack, right, sits in on the Orange Frog training, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)This story starts with Superintendent of Hoonah City Schools, PJ Ford Slack. Hoonah is a small village on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.Listen nowSlack came to Hoonah as an “emergency replacement” for the district’s last superintendent and when she got to work, she noticed something.“The adults were really not happy. That didn’t mean they actively knew that, but they seemed to be down,” Slack said.Hoonah’s community does feel a lot of stress.The isolated town’s commercial fishing and processing industries dried up years ago, the school district is under heavy financial strain and drug and alcohol dependence are growing concerns.Slack believes a teacher’s attitude has a powerful impact on the kids they teach. So she started researching something called the Happiness Advantage.It’s an idea based on research that points to a link between a positive mindset and success.“It seems to make sense that would make a difference if the kids and the adults all learned a little bit about this and learned happiness is a choice,” Slack said.The district used about $20,000 in grant funding to pay for a training based on the work of author and motivational speaker, Shawn Achor.It’s called the Orange Frog Project. The project was supposed to teach Hoonah’s high school and middle school students how to choose happiness every day.The adults went through it months ago and Slack says it has already changed some their lives.Devin Hughes at the front of the class during the Orange Frog training. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)“Whoo! You’re awesome, BAM! Let (them) know, let’s go,” Devin Hughes yelled. He’s the chief inspiration officer for the International Thought Leader Network.Hughes ordered a round of high fives as he explained that he would teach the room full of high school kids to be outwardly positive even if it means being the weird one.Hughes said, “my whole mission, my tenet, is to go around and inspire, motivate others to achieve happiness and joy and optimism. It’s pretty cool.”Hughes used a comic book to jumpstart the training. It’s a story about a bunch of sad green frogs and a happy frog, who slowly turns orange.The more the orange frog does to make himself happy, the better he gets at catching flies, and the more orange he turns. Eventually, the other frogs copy him: they get happier, they catch more flies and they start turning orange too.Hughes said his company travels to corporations around the world and to schools teaching people to be orange. Devin Hughes holds the positive outlier graph. The orange dot reflects an unusually postive person. The green dots represent average people. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) 1 of 10 “So right now, I think schools are probably the fastest growing segment within our business,” Hughes said. “Because if you can get a kid, whether it’s a kid that’s 6 or 16, and start to rewire their brain and doing these things more often and feeling pretty good, behavior issues go down, test scores go up.”But let’s walk this back. Hughes said he’s being paid to teach people to be happy. Doesn’t anybody question that?“Oh, all the time. I mean people are like, ‘Really, really,’” Hughes said. “Because, if you think about it when I ask you the question, ‘Did you have anyone in your life when you were a youngster teach you, give you the secret sauce to happiness, tell you something prescriptive, something actionable that you need to do to work on this, your mojo and your mindset? Universally nobody raises their hand.’”Hughes said after the initial skepticism, people usually jump in, because, “who doesn’t want to be happy?”The high schoolers seemed to embrace Hughes’ message. All around the room kids wore bright synthetic orange wigs, frilly orange necklaces; they had streaks of orange marker on their faces — any kind of orange prop or clothing they found, they wore it.A high school student sketches a formline frog based on the main character from the Orange Frog comic book. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Hughes told the kids to keep it positive. Throughout the day, he had them share the best things happening in their lives with other people.“First rule (of) Orange Frog, if something good happens you have to talk about it,” Hughes said.Hughes asked them to run the halls delivering what he called “joy bombs” to people all over the building so the kids gave people unexpected high fives and hugs and told them that they were awesome.Hughes told them to think about how to stop their problems from keeping them down.He told them to think about changing behaviors that affect everyone, things like bullying or ignoring kids they usually don’t hang out with.At the end, Hughes asked the kids to spend time thinking about how they can remember to keep doing this after he leaves.Some of the kids said Orange Frog definitely changed their school’s atmosphere, but will it last?Senior Kelsey Thein isn’t sure.“I think that only time will tell with that one. I can see that a lot more people are upbeat than normal and if it stays, it stays,” Thein said.Other kids said optimistically that they can easily turn their school orange in the long term.Superintendent Slack hopes so too.“I’m hoping that this will help them as they go through their life know that they can make some choices and that those choices are tough sometimes,” Slack said. “Life is tough. But, there are ways that we can turn the frown the other way around and make it a smile.”Slack doesn’t see this as some kind of silver bullet. She hopes learning about Orange Frog will help them develop better coping skills to handle whatever life throws their way. Health, P.E. and History Teacher, Adam Gretsinger, poses during the Orange Frog training. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) Middle School kids work on a poster for their Orange Frog training. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) Three boys show off the frogs they colored. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) High School students and their teacher dance during an assigned presentation in the Orange Frog training. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) During the training students were given multiple assignments in small groups that included at least one teacher. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO) High School kids taking part in the Orange Frog Project. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)
Amberpet: Local MLA Kaleru Venkatesh on Wednesday held a special meeting with GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore on development of the Amberpet constituency, sanitation works, allocation of funds, sanction of additional swachh autos.The MLA informed the Commissioner that there were over 800 sanitations workers in the constituency as per records, but not even 400 were working. While many sanitation workers had become old, some were dead. He pleaded for their successors to be appointed. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Venkatesh urged Dana Kishore to increase the number of Swachh autos and tricycles. He wanted repairs/re-carpeting of several main roads, including the Zinda Tilasmath stretch. The Commissioner informed Venkatesh that he would soon hold a full-fledged review meeting on development of the constituency. Among those present were GHMC deputy commissioners, engineers, medical officers, UCD Urban Bio-Diversity officers.
Amaravati: The state government once again asserted that the Village and Ward Secretariats exams to be conducted in a fair and transparent manner. Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, Principal Secretary, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development department informed that the government will take serious action against the mischief mongers, on Tuesday. Tweeting on it, he stated that, “All the candidates are requested not to believe any kind of rumours. VS/WS exams are going to be conducted in a totally Fair manner. Selections strictly on merit. No scope for any kind of irregularities. We are informing the police to take action against mischief-mongers.”
A screenshot from Hollywood movie San AndreasA few days back, Dr Thomas Rockwell, a San Diego State University geology professor and paleoseismologist had claimed that the San Andreas fault, popularly known as the Ring of Fire is gearing up for a rupture. In a recent interaction with KPBS News, Rockwell claimed that the last strong earthquake that hit the area happened 380 years back. As per Rockwell, the average earthquake recurrent interval in this area is about 180 years, and it clearly indicates that the San Andreas fault is ripe for an earthquake, sometimes, a megaquake.Adding heat to these worries, Perry Stone, a popular prophecy preacher has claimed that a gigantic tsunami will hit the US coasts soon, and unlike Thomas Rockwell who relied on scientific proofs, Stone claims that these events are actually fulfilling Biblical prophecies. It should be noted that the last time a tsunami hit California was long back in March 1964, following a megaquake that measured 9.2 in the Richter scale.Perry Stone argues that the upcoming tsunami and earthquake will be much stronger, and it will actually trigger the end days on the planet.”I saw another detailed tsunami dream that was so vivid and detailed that it disturbed me greatly. On the West Coast, a major split occurred in the ocean causing the Pacific’s waves to rise high in all directions. This is the second West Coast dream of a tsunami I have seen. I often hesitate even sharing this on Facebook as the response is often so verbally critical and negative, reminding me of the same reaction Jeremiah received when warning the Jews of the Babylonia invasion, and one feels it is best left unsaid,” wrote Perry Stone on his Facebook page.Perry Stone also urged people to pray so that the impact of this tsunami will be reduced considerably due to the grace of God.In the meantime, a section of apocalyptic believers claims that doomsday on the planet will be triggered after the arrival of Nibiru. As per these doomsday mongers, Nibiru alias Planet X is a rogue planet that has already headed towards the earth for a devastating collision. However, NASA has dismissed these claims classifying it as an internet hoax.
Maidul Islam. Photo: UNBA Chattogram court on Monday placed Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), on a three-day remand in a case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.Chattogram senior judicial magistrate Shahidullah Kaiser passed the order following a remand petition filed by police.On Sunday, police sought a five-day remand for Maidul in the case.On 24 September, Maidul Islam was sent to jail in the case filed by former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz with Hathazari police station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act on 24 July.CU authorities suspended Maidul Islam on 25 September in this connection.On 15 July, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement.The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.
Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Loathe as I am to agree with any Republican politician these days, when U.S. senator from Missouri Josh Hawley introduced his new anti-loot box legislation two weeks ago I couldn’t say I disagreed with it. Granted, our motivations are probably different as “protecting children” is a classic right-wing dog whistle for stopping culture they don’t like, but at least the ESA lobbyists threatened by this are craven Republicans, too.Now we can read the full text of the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, or PCAGA, and see how it plans to fight against the shamefully exploitative modern monetization practices the game industry clearly has no interest in regulating itself. Hawley also posted a summary explaining how the bill defines concepts like “loot boxes” and “pay-to-win” to assure you he’s just targeting the worst offenders, not video games or DLC in general.The bill was just introduced to the Senate and has already garnered bipartisan support. However we’ll see how far it goes considering the current administration’s stance on regulating businesses… and holding the corrupt accountable. Also, folks in the game industry who generally support dialing back on these practices still think the bill is too broad to be effective, especially in how it tries to separate games sold to minors from games in general.AdChoices广告The legal fight against loot boxes has been a long time coming. After EA turned a Star Wars game into a casino for children, Hawaii looked into penalizing the predatory practices. And overseas certain mobile games, a whole ecosystem poisoned by free-to-play business models, are being pulled from stores because they don’t comply with new laws and standards. Even Nintendo is feeling the crackdown.Hopefully we’ll look back on this scourge of microtransactions as Wild West robber barons trying to see what they could get away with before the government railroad brought civilization to town. We just need more lawmakers who actually understand this stuff. Politicians playing EVE: Online is already a good, if weird, start.