Canada ratifies agreement blocking commercial fishing in the High Arctic

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada has ratified an agreement that would prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for 16 years.The deal was initially signed last October by Canada and nine other governments but won’t be enforceable until all parties ratify the agreement. The governments that have signed the agreement include Norway, the United States, China, Iceland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Denmark in respect to Greenland and the Faroe Islands, but it has been ratified only by Canada, the European Union, and the Russian Federation.The agreement applies to northern waters at least 200 nautical miles away from the shores of any coastal state, which amounts to 2.8 million square kilometres of ocean, about the size of the Mediterranean Sea.It also provides for the participation and inclusion of Arctic Indigenous Peoples and their communities, recognizing the critical value of their local knowledge in the conservation of the Arctic Ocean.No commercial fishing currently takes place in the High Arctic, but fish stocks are shifting and fishers and scientists have wondered what the northernmost seas on the planet hold.Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says Canada is leading the way to protect the oceans, combat illegal fishing and help protect the Arctic’s fragile ecosystems for future generations.last_img read more

Two petitions received by UN in Colombo sent to authorities

Two petitions addressed to the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Una McCauley, was received by Ms McCauley and the Senior Human Rights Advisor, Juan Fernandez on Friday 15 December 2017, the UN office in Colombo said.The UN office said the petitions have been forwarded to the relevant authorities as requested by the petitioners, for necessary action and follow up.

Semafos gold to generate solar power for inhabitants of Burkina Faso

first_imgSemafo is partnering with the government of Burkina Faso to undertake a prefeasibility study to construct a 20 MW solar power station to generate electricity. Semafo is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. It currently operates three gold mines in Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea. The first phase of this endeavour in Mali will be carried out as part of Semafo’s ongoing corporate responsibility program in close collaboration with the government of Burkina Faso. This important partnership is aimed at stimulating and sustaining the country’s socio-economic development, by increasing the national electrical production capacity, thereby availing the population to a more adequate, low cost electricity supply.“On behalf of the president and government of the country, Burkina Faso’s Minister for the Mines and Energy, Mr.Abdoulaye Abdoulkader CISSE, and Mr. Lucien Marie Noël Bembamba, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs expressed great confidence in our company,” said Elie Justin Ouedraogo, Semafo’s National director, Burkina Faso. “The company has always striven to be a good corporate citizen and remains committed to making a significant contribution and improving the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.”  Under this agreement, the government of Burkina Faso in collaboration with Semafo will undertake the necessary studies to move forward toward the realisation of this important project.last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Monday

first_imgEVERY MORNING,TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #AUTISM: Autistic children as young as eight-years-old are being locked in so-called ‘withdrawal rooms’ for hours without supervision, TheJournal.ie can exclusively reveal.2. #CHARGED: A man has been charged in relation to the “chess game” murder in Castleknock yesterday. It is reported in a number of newspapers that two of the man’s organs were removed in the assault.3.#CRASH: A man is his 60s has been killed in a road accident in Ennis, County Clare.4.#RELEASED: Two men have been released from garda custody today following their arrests in connection with the death of Vincent Maher in Finglas at the weekend.5. #TRIAL: The trial date for Seán Fitzpatrick and other former Anglo executives is to be set shortly.6. #IRISH WATER: It is expected that Irish Water will seek the permission of some of the companies it paid €50 million in consultancy fees to, before giving a breakdown of spending to an Oireachtas committee, reports The Irish Times.7. #CHILD ABUSE: Public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse by the Church and State in Northern Ireland is to begin today.8. #RACISM: There is a 700 per cent increase in racist incidents reported to the PSNI than to the gardaí, a new study by The Immigrant Council reveals.9. #AIB: The Irish Independent reports that AIB is to offer temporary loans and flexible repayment terms to those impacted by the recent storms.last_img read more

Skellig Michael to get over 150 extra visitors a day after jump

first_img Skellig Michael 13,736 Views By Christina Finn Skellig Michael to get over 150 extra visitors a day after jump in boat permits Skellig islands are expected to get an additional 150 visitors a day due to a boost in number of licensed boats. Skellig Michael Image: PA Archive/PA Images Image: PA Archive/PA Images Short URL Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 6:15 AMcenter_img 23 Comments Apr 25th 2017, 6:15 AM http://jrnl.ie/3355726 A LOT MORE Star Wars fans will be able to visit Skellig Michael this year due to an increase in boating permits for the islands.Under a new scheme, an additional 13 boating permits have been introduced – increasing the number of permits from two to 15. This will have a knock-on effect on the number of tourists able to visit the site, with the OPW predicting around 180 tourists a day to visit the historic site.The permits are in demand – last year, the OPW received a total of 15 applications for the two permits available.A total of 22 applications were received this year, an increase of seven applications on last year.It is understood the permits can be held for up to three years. Each boat will be able to hold 12 passengers.The Last JediThe islands, which are situated off the coast of Kerry saw a huge boost in global interest after they were featured in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.Star Wars: The Last Jedi – due for release this Christmas – is the last time the heritage site will be featured in the blockbuster franchise. Source: Star Wars/YouTubeSince Skellig Michael hit the big screen, fans have flocked to visit the small island, which is home to a former monastery and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Tapping in on the increased attention, Fáilte Ireland also launched a new plan for the Skellig Coast in a bid to capitalise on the massive interest generated by the Star Wars movies.However, with just two permits in operation the number of visitors to the island in recent years has been limited.Due to the increased popularity of the islands, the Office of Public Works (OPW) decided to introduce a new permit scheme earlier this year in a bid to stop unauthorised landings on Skellig Michael.In addition, concerns around health and safety resulted in the OPW deciding to “progressively withdraw” the existing permit scheme which had been in operation since the early 1990s. View of Skellig Michael Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesIn a statement to the TheJournal.ie, the OPW said each permit allows the registered boat to carry a maximum of 12 visitors per day to the islands. A spokesperson added:Assuming a full complement of 15 boats, this equates to a maximum of 180 visitors per day, weather permitting.Read: Stunning shots of Skellig Michael feature in new Star Wars trailer>Read: Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017> Share50 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

De Jong spoke with PSG and Guardiola before his decision

first_imgDuring another interview after his transfer was made public, Frenkie de Jong revealed that he spoke to Tuchel and Guardiola beforehand.The last couple of weeks have been incredibly hectic for Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, he’s had to deal with PSG’s Maxwell and manager Pep Guardiola during the time of the negotiations with FC Barcelona.As we all know both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City were eager to get their hands on the Ajax talent and both clubs were making strong proposals to him on a daily basis, the player was polite at all times and heard every single one of them.The key moment in all of this negotiation was when the player decided to directly speak to both Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel, he needed to tell both managers directly that his decision was to play for FC Barcelona as the next step of his career.Things worked out differently with both clubs, Pep Guardiola obviously reacted in a very different manner than the people at PSG did.Because even though the Catalan manager currently coaches Manchester City, he will always look out for his beloved FC Barcelona’s best interest as this is the club closest to his heart.When De Jong told the manager about his decision, neither he nor the rest of the board responded in a negative way and accepted the decision.🚨 [L’Equipe] | Guardiola had previously asked Koeman to tell Frenkie de Jong that he was impressed by his attempt to influence him and made him decide to play in Manchester City. Pep’s attempts to convince De Jong failed as the player will go to Barca. pic.twitter.com/S5p1O7UaLm— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) January 23, 2019But things didn’t work out like that in Paris, as the club has been struggling immensely to secure the signing of a new midfielder during a very challenging time for them.Sporting Director Antero Henrique promised Nasser Al-Khelaifi that he would bring De Jong to the club, but he wasn’t able to deliver and now his job might be in question at the moment.Paris Saint-Germain urgently needs a player with Frenkie’s specific set of skills, they will now have to go on a panic buying spree before the winter transfer window closes and they will obviously not get the player they were hoping for.With Adrien Rabiot’s situation on a point of no return and Marco Verratti recently injured, the club has fewer options to get their things together and the clock just keeps ticking for them.And now with Neymar’s injury fresh after last Wednesday’s fiasco, things are about to implode at Paris Saint-Germain in a season that seems destined to fail miserably once again.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).The Dutch midfielder revealed that he didn’t speak directly with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel, instead he spoke to board member Maxwell and then he had a one on one with Pep about his final decision.Frenkie de Jong: Pep Guardiola spoke to me about joining Manchester City, but… #MCFC https://t.co/c8Obxa0bqO pic.twitter.com/UHg9M8O4hH— E-Manchester City (@e_mancity) January 24, 2019The Dutch player talked to NOS about his chats with both clubs, and he also revealed that he didn’t speak to manager Ernesto Valverde at all.“I spoke to PSG, yes. I rang Maxwell to tell him I was not joining them and my agent informed PSG,” he revealed to NOS.“I also spoke with Guardiola about a move to Man City. Clubs all try to convince you when they want you. I am happy and proud that they did so much to get me. I am happy, proud and also somewhat relieved that it’s now all behind us.”Even if clubs like Manchester City showed a lot of interest, Frankie revealed that choosing the perfect fit for him was actually not that difficult due to FC Barcelona’s rich history and tradition.“Barcelona have always been a dream club for me,” De Jong continued.“The fact that they were so serious about getting me and that I have a good chance of getting playing time made the decision a bit easier.”“I already watched Barcelona as a kid and then when I was a bit more aware of the game you had the Guardiola era with all their successes. That turned me into an even bigger fan. I have always been a big fan of Messi, although I liked the entire team.”Man City’s search for Fernandinho competition continues after Frenkie De Jong signs for Barcelona #mcfc https://t.co/5tOD4Y2WJD— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) January 24, 2019Why do you think Frenkie de Jong chose FC Barcelona over Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Nani saddened by exteammate Welbecks injury

first_imgNani offered ex-Manchester United teammate Danny Welbeck his condolences after he suffered a suspected broken ankle in Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Sporting LisbonThe English striker was stretchered off the pitch at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday with an oxygen mask after an awkward landing from an aerial challenge in the first-half.Sporting’s Nani was seen consoling Welbeck as he was carried off to the hospital.“It was a very sad moment,” said Nani, according to the Independent.“I feel very sorry for him, he is a great person. A good lad and a good friend. When that kind of moment happens in the game you feel very sad.“I don’t know what to say, I just want him to recover well and I hope it is nothing serious but you can see something happened there so I wish him all the best and a very fast recovery.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted that it looks “serious” after the game finished at 0-0.However, the Spaniard refused to confirm whether Welbeck will face another long spell out on the sidelines.GRANDE apoio dos adeptos, forte espírito de equipa e ponto importante em Londres. As melhoras para o meu amigo @DannyWelbeck! Great fans, strong team spirit and important point. Get well soon, Danny!#sportingcp #uel #team #fans pic.twitter.com/sTtr5oFtWn— Nani (@luisnani) November 8, 2018last_img read more

Interview to Unveil Redesign

first_imgInterview, the Andy Warhol-founded magazine that has seen a number of editorial and staffing changes since its longtime editor-in-chief, Ingrid Sischy, left earlier this year, is set to unveil a redesign next week.The new-look Interview—hitting newsstands August 26—is bigger (13” X 10” from the current 12” X 10”) perfect bound and uses a heavier stock. Most notably, the September issue features a striking foil-and-ink cover—the first North American magazine to do so, the company says. It will carry 140 ad pages, a 10.8 percent increase over the September 2007 issue, which carried 128.In June, Brant Publications laid off four employees as part of a restructuring effort. Brant, which also publishes Magazine Antiques and Art in America, employs about 130 people, up from less than 85 in January. Sischy, who had served as Interview editor-in-chief since 1990, left the magazine in late January after former Brant Publications co-owner Sandra Brant decided to sell her stake in the company.last_img read more

AnneMarie Joins David Guetta On Dont Leave Me Alone

first_img David Guetta, Anne-Marie: “Don’t Leave Me Alone” anne-marie-joins-david-guetta-dont-leave-me-alone Email Twitter Facebook Touching and simple, this dance-jam prayer to stick together has a strong, independent outlookPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 26, 2018 – 4:52 pm On July 26, David Guetta released a lyrics video along with his latest single, “Don’t Leave Me Alone” featuring Anne-Marie. This is his fifth single released in 2018. Fans expect a new studio album this summer, but meanwhile he’s keeping us entertained with these dance-worthy tracks.The single features an upbeat dance track, but Anne-Marie’s delivery of the lines “Even when you’re angry/Even when I’m cold/ Don’t you ever leave me/Don’t leave me alone” adds a hint of loneliness and melancholy that add depth to the track.In addition to today’s latest collaboration, Guetta’s remix of Sia’s hit “Helium” came out in January featuring Afrojack. In February he dropped the lyric video for “Mad Love” with Sean Paul and Becky G. That same month Guetta joined with Martin Garrix and Brooks for “Like I Do.”Anne-Marie has quickly risen up the dance music ranks, touring solo as well as opening for Ed Sheeran, which resulted in their joint acoustic single “2002.” Her debut album Speak Your Mind was released in April.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Anne-Marie Joins David Guetta On “Don’t Leave Me Alone” News last_img read more

Alaska Edition Friday July 11 2014

first_imgAlaska Natives go to federal court to force the state to provide more voting assistance to Native-language speakers. Shopping may never be the same in Bethel. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation endorses Dan Sullivan for the Senate.  Sullivan and incumbent Mark Begich exchange  hostile advertisements. Congressman Don Young receives a “letter of reproval” from the House Ethics Committee. The KABATA  moves forward with the Knik Arm Crossing: Buildings on Government Hill will be torn down. Senate candidate Joe Miller goes after his Republican opponents on the immigration issue.Download AudioHOST: Michael CareyGUESTS:Richard Mauer, Alaska Dispatch/ADN.Steve MacDonald Channel 2 News.Lisa Demer, Alaska Dispatch/ADN. KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday July 11 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday July 12 at 4:30 PM.last_img read more

Bill criminalising instant triple talaq passed in Parliament

first_imgNEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence after the contentious legislation was passed by Rajya Sabha following non-aligned BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD-U and AIADMK walking out. Lok Sabha had passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill last week and with Rajya Sabha now approving it, the practise of instant divorce by Muslim men will be punishable by a jail term of up to three years. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us The Upper House passed the bill by 99 votes in favour and 84 against it. It earlier rejected an opposition sponsored motion to send the bill to a Rajya Sabha Select Committee with 100 votes against it as compared to 84 in favour. While BJD supported the legislation, JD-U and AIADMK walked out, lowering the majority mark which normally stands at 121. The ruling NDA has 107 members in the 242-member Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Kamal Nath states that there is no struggle over leader’s post in MP Advertise With Us The NDA was also helped by the absence of some members of SP and BSP as well as those of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR-Congress. The same strategy had helped the government push through the contentious amendment to the Right To Information (RTI) Act last week despite lacking numbers in the Upper House. Once granted assent by the President, the bill will replace an ordinance promulgated last on February 21 to the same effect as the bill. Advertise With Us Replying to a four-and-half-hour debate on the Bill, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cited jail provisions in the legislation that ban dowry and multiple marriages by Hindu men to justify the three-year jail term for Muslim men practices triple talaq. To Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who termed the bill as a politically motivated move to destroy Muslim households with domestic fights, the minister said the Congress leader should think of why his party could never win a majority following the peak of 400-plus seats it won in 1984. He saw the 1986 Shah Bano case, where the Congress did not stick its neck out to support women rights, as the main reason for the downfall of the party. The law, he said, was not being brought due to the Supreme Court ruling of 2017 declaring talaq-e-biddat, commonly referred to as instant triple talaq, unconstitutional. “I am a minister of Narendra Modi government and not Rajiv Gandhi government,” he said citing the Shah Bano case of 1986. He said he cannot leave in lurch women who have been divorced by triple talaq via WhatsApp or other such means. When Muslim world is trying to reform, why can’t a democracy do the same, he said. Trying to shed anti-Muslim image, he said his party gave the nation a President from the same community. On opposition charge of targeting Muslims, he said BJP may be getting a little less votes from the community but it considers them very much a part of the country and works on the principle of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas’. Prasad said the bill should not be seen through a political prism as it is a matter of humanity, woman empowerment and gender equality. “More than 20 Islamic nations have regulated triple talaq,” he said. Azad said the opposition has been forced to vote against the bill after the government did not accept their demand to send it to a select committee and make triple talaq a civil offence. The Triple Talaq bill could not make it through the Upper House earlier this year during the first term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, although it was passed by Lok Sabha. The Bill was again passed by the Lok Sabha last week amid a walkout by several opposition parties including the Congress and the Trinamool Congress. The opposition parties say in its current form, the proposed law could be misused to harass Muslims and wanted it to be reviewed by a parliamentary committee.last_img read more

SVIMS improving services to patients with feedback

first_imgTirupati: The concept of reporting quality aspects voluntarily in public access system has made Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) a unique medical system in the country with its more transparent and accountable services. This system provides the Real Time Actionable Patient Experience (R-TAPE) of care portal. The Director of the Institute Dr TS Ravikumar introduced the concept in September 2018 and during the last 11 months this mechanism has been helping the Institute to know the patient experience of hospital services and improve on it. It has received more than 7,000 feedbacks from patients so far. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The patient feedback was being monitored by someone independently by an outside agency, who synthesise the information. Whenever they get the feedback of less than 5 on a scale of 1 to 10, will be addressed immediately by the respective department in real time and the feedback form is available in four languages – English, Telugu, Hindi and Tamil for the convenience of patients or their attendants. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Feedback can be given by scanning the QR codes available at various places in the premises. Also, updating itself with the latest technological trends SVIMS App and No-q system were also launched for patient convenience to get hassle free appointment of doctors. So far, 2,131 appointments were made through No-q system and 168 appointments through SVIMS App. Also, to reduce patient waiting time for reports, the SVIMS has set up a system of sending the status of those reports to them through SMS. Advertise With Us Towards providing better healthcare to the patients, under PPP mode, it has established Southeast Asia’s largest dialysis facility under one roof in 2017 with 100 maintenance dialysis machines and 25 acute dialysis machines. Under this programme, over 70,000 maintenance haemodialysis and 13,000 acute haemodialysis are being done per year. This programme is among the largest in the nation and SVIMS Institute of Renal Sciences has an outreach programme which screens school children and responding to community kidney disease concerns. The Director has said that they have formed a group of 200 volunteers from different departments of SVIMS, who are willing to put their efforts to drive the Institute towards achieving quality. “By taking various measures to improve quality in the hospital and by introducing strategies to reduce mortality rate in the hospital, the gross death rate was considerably reduced to 3.54 per cent compared to the 5.89 percent in 2011,” he maintained. SVIMS has been making rapid strides on various fronts despite facing financial crisis. It has earned many distinctions both in academic pursuit and research-oriented activities to benefit the patients. The Director has said that it was the only medical university in both Telugu states to have double distinction of top 100 universities and top 30 medical institutions in India. Also, it secured NABH pre-entry level accreditation and now going ahead to get full accreditation.last_img read more

Presidents Bush Say America Must Reject Hatred

first_imgAPPresident Donald Trump talks about North Korea during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):noonFormer Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush say in a joint statement that “America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms.”Their comments come a day after President Donald Trump gave weight to the complaints of white nationalists by declaring at a press conference that counterprotesters shared the blame for violence that erupted last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.The Bushes, both Republicans, say that as they pray for Charlottesville, they’re reminded of “that city’s most prominent citizen in the Declaration of Independence: We are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights.”They’re referring to Thomas Jefferson.___noonThe White House says President Donald Trump and his national security team will discuss South Asia strategy on Friday.The discussions are scheduled to be held at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.Vice President Mike Pence, who is traveling in Latin America this week, is expected to attend.Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “made a very wise and well-reasoned decision.” Trump says “the alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!”Both sides have since backed down after raising the specter of nuclear conflict in a series of combative threats after North Korea’s recent missile tests and threats against Guam, the U.S. territory in the Western Pacific. Trump had said further threats from Kim would be met with “fire and fury.”___11:40 a.m.President Donald Trump has tweeted for the first time about Heather Heyer, the young woman who lost her life over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.Trump says the 32-year-old Heyer was “beautiful and incredible” and a “truly special young woman.” He says “she will be long remembered by all!”A memorial service is taking place Wednesday in Charlottesville for Heyer, who was killed Saturday during violent clashes between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators. Heyer had aligned with those protesting the white supremacists. She was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally.Trump told reporters Tuesday that he planned to reach out to Heyer’s family. The White House did not respond to questions Wednesday about whether Trump has contacted Heyer’s family.___11:10 a.m.A White House official says President Donald Trump’s longtime aide will serve temporarily as White House communications director.The aide, Hope Hicks, will work with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to help set White House messaging strategy. Word of Hicks’ new role comes as the White House struggles to weather the fallout after Trump again blamed “both sides” for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators.The official insisted on anonymity to discuss unannounced personnel matters.The 28-year-old Hicks worked for the Trump Organization and was Trump’s spokeswoman during the presidential campaign. She’s considered one of the most important players in his inner circle. Her current White House title is director of strategic communications.The official says a permanent communications director will be named later.—Contributed by AP writer Darlene Superville.___9 a.m.President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week.Trump’s campaign announced the event Wednesday — a day after the president again blamed “both sides” for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators.The campaign says the Aug. 22 rally will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center.The president has been holding campaign-style events in Trump-friendly areas since he took office. Next week’s rally will be Trump’s first in the West.Trump told Fox News in an interview this week that he may pardon Joe Arpaio (ahr-PY’-oh), the former Phoenix-area sheriff who recently was convicted in federal court.A federal judge ruled in 2013 that Arpaio’s officers had racially profiled Latinos. Critics say a pardon would amount to an endorsement of racism.___7:30 a.m.President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.”Trump tweets that “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!”The president has often criticized the company and CEO Jeff Bezos (BAY’-zohs), who also owns The Washington Post.Many traditional retailers are closing stores and blaming Amazon for a shift to buying goods online. But the company has been hiring thousands of warehouse workers on the spot at job fairs across the country. Amazon has announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year___3:50 a.m.President Donald Trump is blaming “both sides” for the violence between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, and he’s rebuffing the widespread criticism of his handling of the protests.Trump spoke Tuesday in New York and showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.His words amounted to a rejection of the Republicans, business leaders and White House advisers who’d pushed the president to more forcefully and specifically condemn the KKK members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who took to the streets of Charlottesville. Sharelast_img read more

Malwarebytes AntiExploit Standalone information

first_imgMalwarebytes Anti-Exploit Standalone information by Martin Brinkmann on December 12, 2016 in Security – 23 commentsMalwarebytes 3.0, released a couple of days ago, marks a big jump from the company’s previous policy of releasing individual security tools.Instead of offering Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware as individual downloads and installations, Malwarebytes decided to integrate them all in one product.The new Malwarebytes 3.0 looks on first glance like an upgrade of Anti-Malware, but there are differences.Free users get on-demand scan functionality like before, but access to Anti-Exploit or Anti-Ransomware is only granted for paying customers.The standalone version of Anti-Exploit was offered as a free and paid version, and Anti-Ransomware was only available as a free beta prior to the release.Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Standalone informationMalwarebytes did not only release Malwarebytes 3.0 Free and Premium to the public, it did remove links to Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware standalone versions from its website on top of that.Furthermore, if Malwarebytes 3.0 gets installed on a system, all previous versions of Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware get removed in the process.This is the case even if Malwarebytes 3.0 Free is used (which does not support Anti-Exploit and Anti-Ransomware). If Anti-ExploitSome users assumed that this was done to entice upgrades to the premium version of Malwarebytes 3.0.First of all, lets find out if you can run Anti-Exploit standalone next to Malwarebytes 3.0 Free.While Anti-Exploit — Free or Premium — gets removed when you install Malwarebytes 3.0 on your computer, nothing is preventing the installation of the program afterwards.So, all you need to do is find a copy of the last Anti-Exploit installer, and install the program anew after you installed Malwarebytes 3.0 on your computer.You find a download link of the latest build on the official Malwarebytes forum.Please note that the file will be removed eventually.The future of Anti-Exploit standaloneThe Malwarebytes forum is also the place where you get information on the future of a Anti-Exploit standalone version.The company plans to offer a “perpetual beta” version of Anti-Exploit for free.Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit standalone(MBAE) will from now on be offered as a perpetual beta product. The standalone MBAE will incorporate new protection techniques for fine-tuning purposes before they are integrated into the Malwarebytes 3.x product.The idea here is similar to what Microsoft does with its Windows 10 Insider program. Let users test beta versions of a product so that bugs and other issues are discovered before updates make it into the core version.The new Anti-Exploit standalone beta has not been released yet by Malwarebytes, but the previous version installs just fine for the time being (it was released on December 5, 2016).Closing WordsThere you have it. Anti-Exploit standalone is still a thing, but only in form of a beta that will never become a stable version. No word on Anti-Ransomeware standalone at this point in time. I assume you can install the standalone version as well on a system running Malwarebytes 3.0 if you can get hold of a installer.Now You: Did you make the upgrade to Malwarebytes 3.0? What’s your opinion so far?SummaryArticle NameMalwarebytes Anti-Exploit Standalone informationDescriptionThe article provides you with information on the future of the standalone Malwareybtes Anti-Exploit security software for Microsoft Windows.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

BA to look more like lowcost carrier with removal of reclining seats

first_imgBA to look more like low-cost carrier with removal of reclining seats Tuesday, January 9, 2018 LONDON — British Airways continues to look for ways to cut costs, and next on the chopping block? Reclining seats.According to Fox News, the airline will outfit 35 Airbus A320neos and A321neos with non-reclining seats in economy. The aircraft, which will come into service later this year, are scheduled to fly short-haul flights.A BA spokesman said that the change will “allow us to offer more low fares to customers”, and that the aircraft will still offer perks like at-seat power and, soon to come, onboard Wi-Fi. “The new aircraft will have brand new seats set to a gentle recline to ensure everyone in the cabin enjoys a comfortable journey,” the spokesman said.The move could force BA to change its elite status as it emulates budget airlines. Since Alex Cruz, former CEO of Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling, took over the reins at BA in 2015, the airline has stopped providing free food and drink to passengers in economy on short-haul flights. Even more, it’s been reported that BA is considering halting the sale of duty-free products on short flights, forcing passengers to do their shopping prior to takeoff at airports. Tags: British Airways, Trend Watch Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Sharelast_img read more

Leader of alQaida N African branch dies in car

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