Woman or girl slain every 25 days in Cda in 2018 inaugural

first_imgGUELPH, Ont. – A woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days on average in Canada last year, according to an inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce the number of slayings.The first annual report by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability — titled “#CallItFemicide” — was released Wednesday and answers a call from the United Nations for countries to better track gender-related killings of women, said lead author Myrna Dawson, the observatory’s director and a professor at the University of Guelph.“It really drove home how often this was happening when we were monitoring this on a daily basis,” she said. “Women are still most at risk of men that they are intimate with or who they should be able to trust.”The goal of the report, at least in part, is to acknowledge that the circumstances and motivations surrounding women’s violent deaths differs from those of men so that femicide can be better understood and prevented.“The context in which women and girls are killed is vastly different because they’re most often killed by people they know, and that’s in contrast to males who are most often killed by acquaintances and strangers,” Dawson said. “Calling it for what it is and recognizing the distinctiveness underscores the fact that we need different types of prevention.”The report said 148 women and girls were killed in 133 incidents in 2018, with 140 people accused in their deaths. In 12 of the 133 incidents, no accused has been identified. Some cases involve multiple accused.More than 90 per cent of those accused were men.In many cases, a police investigation is still ongoing, Dawson said, adding that researchers intend to follow the cases through the justice system the coming years to better understand the factors that went into each.The statistics include a van attack that left eight women and two men dead in Toronto last year. The accused in that case, Alek Minassian, has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder. He is set to stand trial in February 2020.The women who died in the van attack are among the 21 per cent allegedly killed in 2018 by a stranger. By contrast, 53 per cent were allegedly killed by intimate partners, according to the report. Another 13 per cent were allegedly killed by other male family members.That includes the case of Krassimira Pejcinovski and her 13-year-old daughter Venallia, who were allegedly slain by the elder Pejcinovski’s partner in May 2018. Her 15-year-old son Roy was also killed in the incident, but is not included in the statistics.The numbers and demographic information were pulled from media reports of the deaths, the study said. Dawson said information from the media was more handily available and at least as accurate as information from official sources. But the report notes that in coming years, as these cases progress through the justice system, researchers will look at court records to track updates.Dawson said there are some demographics disproportionately represented in the statistics. For instance, the report indicates Indigenous women represent only about five per cent of the population, but made up 36 per cent of the women and girls killed by violence. Thirty-four per cent of the women and girls were killed in rural areas, where only 16 per cent of the population lives, the report said.Understanding these issues is key to preventing further femicides, said Julie Lalonde, a women’s rights advocate and public educator.For instance, she noted, funding for sexual assault centres and women’s shelters is distributed on a per capita basis in Ontario, which puts women in sparsely populated areas at an even greater disadvantage.“The argument is there’s less of a need (in rural areas). Perhaps in terms of numbers, but you have a more complex need in rural communities that requires more resources, because you have to travel long distances. You don’t have public transit for people to get away,” Lalonde said.She said statistics like those in the report also help cut down on misconceptions about violence against women, such as the idea that women in abusive relationships should just leave.“We don’t talk about things like criminal harassment or the fact that most women are killed after leaving or declaring that they’re going to leave a partner,” she said. “We have to challenge all the myths and stereotypes that tell women it’s their own fault.”Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Bob Dylan To Be Honored At MusiCares Person Of The Year Event

first_imgBob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards — will provide essential support for MusiCares. The event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the West Hall. Check-in will open at 5 p.m. as well as a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner will follow at 8 p.m. and the concert will begin at 9 p.m.Performers at the tribute concert include GRAMMY winners Beck; Crosby, Stills and Nash; Norah Jones; Tom Jones; Los Lobos; John Mellencamp; Alanis Morissette; Willie Nelson; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Bruce Springsteen; Susan Tedeschi; Derek Trucks; Eddie Vedder; Jack White; and Neil Young; as well as singer/songwriter Jackson Browne and singer/songwriter John Doe.Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will present the award to Bob Dylan. Three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and recent Emmy winner Don Was will be the evening’s musical director.The 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a dinner, the award presentation and a tribute concert by renowned musicians. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week.To see the silent auction, click here.last_img read more

Kara Alloway Torontos most loved and hated Housewife

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement OK, the show. Ever since the local spinoff of the monster-Housewives franchise began its woozy run on the Slice channel in March, one thing has been made abundantly clear: without Kara, would there even be a show? Let’s be real. The centre of much of the YYZ hoo-ha — some might call her a villainess — she’s been Topic A, B and C. So much so that when the rest of the ladies are not talking about Kara, they’re talking about not talking about Kara.Joan, Jana, Roxy, Gregorianne and Ann. They sotto voce about Kara. They game-theory about Kara. They even bond through Kara — there being nothing like a common foe to bring womankind together, after all. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Kara Alloway is planning a family trip to Machu Picchu this summer.Having held down the maiden season of The Real Housewives of Toronto — complete with its share of spats, squabbles and psychological warfare — how hard can it be? Compared to the show, the old Inca Trail sounds like a cake-walk.“I’ve always wanted to go,” the tele-socialite says over a meet recently at Soho House. Twitterlast_img read more

NEXT STOP FOR MONTREAL COMEDIAN AND PROVOCATEUR SUGAR SAMMY IS AMERICA

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Montreal-born Sugar Sammy (Samir Khullar), one of Canada’s most popular comics, has performed all over the world and lives part-time in France. (BILL O’LEARY / THE WASHINGTON POST) Advertisement He thinks aloud — victim? suffer? — then resorts to his iPhone before it finally comes to him: “Subjected!”“I have observed, I’ve listened and I have been subjected to you for the last two years,” he continues. “So that creates something that’s not going to go unnoticed.” Facebookcenter_img Comedian Sugar Sammy is trying to describe how he can move to a new country and figure out enough of the local quirks to poke fun at them.“The French will say, ‘How do you know us so well?’” he says in an interview in Washington, D.C. “I’m like, ‘Because I’ve watched you, I have listened to you. I’ve been, I’ve been …” and he pauses.The Montreal-born comedian performs in four languages and currently he cannot summon the English word for what he wants to express. “That’s the only drawback of being bilingual: Sometimes you’ve got to look for the word if it comes to you in French first.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Iraqis topped asylum seekers in industrialized countries in 2006 UN reports

23 March 2007Iraqis fleeing their strife-torn homeland regained the top spot among asylum seekers in the world’s 50 industrialized countries last year for the first time since 2002, rising 77 per cent over 2005 to 22,200, but the overall trend in applications by all nationalities fell for the fifth straight year, according to United Nations figures released today. “The sharp increase in the number of Iraqi asylum seekers in 2006 is significant when set against the general downward trend in the total number of asylum applications in industrialized countries,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva. But he noted that the number paled when put beside the vast majority of uprooted Iraqis who remain in the Middle East – an estimated 1.9 million within the country and some 2 million primarily in neighbouring countries such as Syria and Jordan. Overall statistics for the industrialized countries showed that some 300,000 applications for refugee status were submitted last year, 10 per cent fewer than in 2005. After having been the second largest recipient of new asylum seekers in 2004 and 2005, the United States was again the main country of destination. France, which had been the leading destination in 2005, saw a sharp decrease of 39 per cent in asylum applications last year. An estimated 51,000 people applied for asylum in the US in 2006, accounting for some 17 per cent of all applications in industrialized countries. Compared to the size of its national population, however, the US had only one asylum seeker per 1,000 inhabitants, while the average in European Union countries was 3.2 per 1,000. “The decreasing number of overall applications can be attributed to improved conditions in some of the main countries of origin of asylum seekers, but also to the introduction of restrictive policies in many industrialised countries which, in some cases, are discouraging asylum seekers from applying,” Mr. Redmond said. “UNHCR has repeatedly expressed concern that the drive to keep the number of asylum seekers as low as possible may be resulting in some refugees being denied the protection they need,” he warned. The main countries of origin of asylum applicants were Iraq (22,200), China (18,300), Russia (15,700), Serbia and Montenegro (15,600) and Turkey (8,700). Russian figures include asylum seekers from Chechnya. Apart from Iraqis, other groups recording a significant rise were Lebanese (66 per cent), Eritreans (59 per cent) and Bangladeshis (42 per cent). The last time Iraqis topped the list was in 2002, prior to the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, when they lodged more than 50,000 asylum claims in Europe and other industrialized countries. To help deal with the overall problem of Iraqis uprooted by the conflict in their homeland UNHCR has called an international conference in Geneva for 17-18 April focusing on their humanitarian needs, inviting all 192 UN Member Governments, 65 international organizations and 60 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to participate. read more

Jaya demands Modis intervention on Lanka

Three mechanized boats which set sail for fishing from the Rameswaram fishing base were apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy in the late hours of Monday and were taken to Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka, the chief minister said. In her first letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking over as chief minister, J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought his personal intervention for the release of 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by Sri Lankan authorities on Monday night, the Times of India reported this evening.“I urge your immediate personal intervention in this issue and request you to direct the ministry of external affairs to take up the matter with the Sri Lankan authorities to secure the immediate release of the 14 fishermen who were apprehended on June 1 and their three fishing boats along with the 18 fishing boats which are already in the Sri Lankan custody,” she said. “I write with a deep sense of anguish that right at the beginning of the fishing season on June 1, after a 45 day fishing ban, 14 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, along with their three fishing boats, have been detained by the Sri Lankan navy,” said Jayalalithaa. “There are already 18 boats belonging to our fishermen in Sri Lankan custody. I would like to specifically point out that of the 80 boats impounded since June, 2014, 16 boats were completely ruined beyond recovery and could not be salvaged. Boats and fishing gear which are essential for the poor fishermen to earn their livelihood are deliberately not released by the Sri Lankan authorities while releasing the fishermen,” she said. read more

Celebrities and activists join diplomats at UN to urge solidarity in fight

Secretary-General Kofi Annan told participants in the packed General Assembly Hall that leadership comes not only from those who hold positions of power, but also from “all of you.” He credited doctors, nurses, counsellors with an important role, adding that leadership comes also from “fathers, husbands, sons and brothers who support and affirm the rights of women.”But he drew the strongest applause from the crowd when he declared: “Leadership means finding ways to reach out to all groups – whether young people, sex workers, injecting drug users, or men who have sex with men.” Former United States Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke, who presided over the first-ever Security Council meeting devoted to the issue of AIDS, held in January 2000, appealed to Mr. Annan to continue his leadership on the issue beyond his term, which expires at the end of this year. “I ask you that when you leave your historic tenure as Secretary General of the UN that you do the same thing for us that you have asked so many of us to do for you: that you stay in this fight, because we are going need you.”Dr. Peter Piot, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) stressed the need for the General Assembly session, which concludes today, to adopt a powerful declaration.“I refuse to accept that the life of a poor migrant, men who have sex with men, an injecting drug user, or a sex worker is worth less than the life of my children,” he said.Assembly President Jan Eliasson acknowledged the high stakes. “We are gathered here on the eve of what should be a momentous day for both the General Assembly and for the fight against AIDS,” he said, noting that on the final day of the meeting, “high-level delegates from all around the world will tell us what more they will do to assure that we turn the tide of this pandemic, once and for all.”The African Children’s Choir from Uganda and Kenya spread out through the Assembly Hall during their dance performance. Speaking in unison, two performers ended their presentation by introducing Secretary-General Kofi Annan, saying, “with his big heart he has made the world a better place for children.” The majority of audience members raised their hands when Actor Richard Gere asked whether they knew someone who has died of AIDS or is infected with HIV. “This is not a time to be fearful of condoms,” he said. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo, a singer from Benin, also lent her voice to the cause. “I am not here to tell you what AIDS is doing to my continent – we all know that,” she said. “I just want to celebrate the hope, the strength, of the people who on a daily basis deal with HIV and AIDS.” UNAIDS Special Representative and actress Naomi Watts spoke of her recent trip to Zambia, where she witnessed the impact of the disease.“The possibility of hope beckons us all in ways it never has, hope convinces us that leadership will rise from every corner, east to west and north to south,” said another UNAIDS Special Representative, author and activist Mary Fisher of the United States. “The leaders we need to inspire our hope and rally the world against AIDS, they are in this hallowed hall tonight.”International Haitian recording artist Wyclef Jean, who brought the audience to its feet with his song ‘The United States of Africa’ by urging participants to “lower the cost of drugs.” The evening concluded with Mr. Jean and the rest of the performers and speakers on stage together singing and dancing. At one point, a group of activists interrupted the performance, shouting: “The declaration must include: treatment, targets, women and girls, universal access” among other demands.Interviewed by the UN News Service, Jamaican Health Minister Horace Dalley offered a cautiously optimistic assessment. “I am supporting how this society feels about the declaration. But at the same time, I don’t think that it is very watered down,” he said. “We are going to see if we can get more in the declaration, but I must also say, if you ask for 100 things and you get 80, you must understand that we are getting there.” read more

Visa joins BlackBerry mobile phone payment technology

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – BlackBerry users will soon be able to charge purchases at the cash register to their Visa cards using technology implanted in the company’s new smartphone models.Research In Motion said Wednesday that Visa has given the green light for its credit card system to work using the smartphone maker’s encrypted mobile payment technology. The payment method securely links BlackBerrys to bank accounts and credit cards.The announcement makes RIM a prominent player in the growing market for mobile payments, which is still in its infancy.RIM’s payment technology lets customers use their smartphones like bank cards. They can pay for items by holding it up to a sales terminal, which makes it identical to the chip that’s implanted in most credit cards.“Any place you can tap your credit card you can now tap your mobile phone,” Geoffrey MacGillivray, manager of services security and payments at RIM, said in an interview.Visa’s approval builds on a partnership between RIM and Canada’s three biggest wireless networks through their EnStream joint venture, which is also part of the security infrastructure that would make the payment method work at checkouts.Under the EnStream agreement, RIM will manage security credentials for SIM cards in BlackBerrys and devices running both Google’s Android and Windows operating systems.Visa’s announcement also opens the door for other credit card companies to partner with RIM, though MacGillivray said those negotiations are still underway.Shares of RIM rose 2.94 per cent on Wednesday afternoon, or 42 cents, to $14.69 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, coming off a six per cent gain earlier in the session.The jump follows two days of big gains for the stock, which closed at $11.79 last Thursday.Visa’s approval comes as RIM puts the finishing touches on the unveiling of its new BlackBerry smartphone models on Jan. 30.Using a smartphone to make a payment is considered one of the next waves of wireless technology in North America, driven by the growing number of credit cards, rewards programs and identification that many people carry.At this point, most smartphone users are limited to using barcode technology in their phone’s apps to pay at retailers like Starbucks or to rack up loyalty points at various retailers.Newer BlackBerry smartphones, including the latest models in stores, have the ability to make mobile payments as do some phones using the Android operating system. The new iPhone 5, however, does not have Near Field Communication short-range wireless technology to link to credit card information.The company is hoping to use that reputation and a new generation of BlackBerrys to reclaim market share lost to Apple’s iPhone and Android-based smartphones.Research In Motion describes its Secure Element Manager technology, or SEM, as a way for networks to manage all types of mobile devices equipped for close-range wireless payments, also known as near field communications or NFC.The EnStream joint venture owned by BCE’s Bell (TSX:BCE), Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) and Telus (TSX:T) has already begun to deploy mobile payments in Canada using the RIM SEM technology.“The approval from Visa of RIM’s SEM solution is an important step in that it will enable carriers to support Visa issuing banks and financial institutions,” said Frank Maduri, a RIM senior director responsible for mobile payment services.“We now offer carriers a robust solution with around-the-clock global support that works on any NFC-capable device, and meets the stringent technology and usability guidelines for Visa.”Note to readers: Corrects to Wednesday in para 2 Visa joins BlackBerry mobile phone payment technology by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 16, 2013 7:54 pm MDT read more

Review BlackBerry Z30 a good phone but not good enough to save

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – It’s not the best timing for BlackBerry to have just released the Z30, a five-inch smartphone billed as a bigger, better version of the Z10.The Z10 was part of BlackBerry’s much-ballyhooed comeback attempt centred around its reinvented operating system, BlackBerry 10.But the phone didn’t sell well, to put it mildly, and now BlackBerry is slashing jobs and costs as it tries to refashion its business for a potential takeover — or a fire sale that could see the company broken up and sold for parts.The problem wasn’t that the Z10 was a bad phone.American tech reviewers who relished opportunities to take shots at BlackBerry gave the Z10 good marks. But not great marks. The Z10 was seen as a good phone but not nearly strong enough to sway iPhone and Android fans from their devices.The Z30 suffers from the same problem as the Z10.It’s a decent enough phone. It does a few things better than its competitors, and all but the most demanding of users would probably consider it a fine mobile tool.Unfortunately for the company — and the thousands of employees who need BlackBerry to catch every break it can if they’re to hold onto their jobs — decent and fine aren’t enough to compete in today’s crowded smartphone market.While it seems puzzling that BlackBerry would release another phone now, work on the Z30 dates back more than a year, to back when the company was still hoping that BlackBerry 10 would change its fortunes.It was last summer when BlackBerry vice president of design Todd Wood was in Germany working with engineers on a phone with a bigger screen. They had watched Samsung have great success with the S III, with a 4.8-inch screen, and the even larger Galaxy Note phablet, with a 5.3-inch display.“Every year we survey (consumers) and we actually design different sizes of devices, and what we realized is every year it seems the new normal is getting a little bit larger,” said Wood of the decision to go bigger.“We actually make designs that go too far, because you want to test those extremes. And we lay them out on the table and have people test them and statistically you can see where those sweet spots are.”The sweet spot turned out to be five inches, which was a good size upgrade from the 4.2-inch screen on the Z10 but still manageable to hold in one hand.Longtime BlackBerry users moving up to the Z30 from an older device will be pleased with the sharp quality of the screen — although it’s not the best on the market. With a pixel depth of 295 per inch, it’s a little less than the latest iPhone and considerably less than Samsung’s Galaxy S4. But whether looking at text, photos or videos it’s unlikely that many users will be disappointed by the device’s sharpness.The other big upgrade for the Z30 is battery life, with BlackBerry claiming it will run for 25 hours of “mixed use” or 18 hours of talk time, compared to 10 hours of talk time for the Z10. The Z30 should definitely last a full day for most users, unless they’re watching hour after hour of video and using WiFi or a mobile network virtually nonstop.The Z30 also has a surprisingly strong set of speakers built into it, which can be cranked to a decent volume with clear sound.There are a few more cool features new to the BlackBerry platform but they’re not exclusive to the Z30. The latest version of the BlackBerry operating system, 10.2, is preloaded on the Z30 and will soon be available for the Z10, Q10 and Q5.One of the best new features is a pop up notification system that appears at the top of the screen when a new email, text or BBM message arrives, previewing the sender and a bit of the message. If it happens to be a BBM message, users can reply to it without leaving the app they’re in. For those who are constantly bombarded by incoming messages — which is common to many BlackBerry users — it’s a handy feature that alleviates the need to constantly check the inbox.A feature called Priority Inbox also helps users who are deluged with messages by sorting out the most important ones, both automatically and with user settings.There are literally dozens more improvements to the new operating system but none that would really cause an iPhone or Android user to take notice and consider a change to Team BlackBerry.And those users who are accustomed to having access to virtually endless numbers of apps to download will still find BlackBerry World is woefully stocked.BlackBerry’s guide for reviewers highlights that the popular productivity app Evernote was added last month — although it has long been available to iPhone and Android users — and refers to its built-in compass and clock programs as “showcase apps.”When you’re focusing on a compass or clock app — as slick as they may be — it’s not a good sign.BlackBerry fans who have wilfully ignored the relentless doom and gloom surrounding the company’s fate and aren’t overly annoyed by the app selection issue will likely be pleased with the Z30. Consumers who aren’t tied to any particular platform and want a phone that does a good job of browsing the web and managing email and social media will also find it’s up to the job.But given how few consumers embraced the Z10, which was released to positive reviews but never caught on, there’s little chance of the Z30 doing much to bolster BlackBerry or help its turnaround efforts. Review: BlackBerry Z30 a good phone but not good enough to save company by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 23, 2013 12:16 pm MDT read more

Cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats that schools face experts

first_imgLast year, the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA), which supports senior management staff in more than 1,000 schools, said the issue of cyber attacks had become more than an “isolated incident”.High fees and poor online security make private schools attractive to fraudsters. David Woodgate, chief executive of the ISBA, said he was concerned that the fraudsters were always “one step ahead” and could become more sophisticated in their approach.He said the ISBA was being “proactive” at warning parents about the dangers of cybercrime and advising them to call the school’s finance department to check payment details.Department for Education spokesperson said: “Schools are directly responsible for the security of all digital information they collate, store and retain. We issue guidance to schools on protecting data but any schools with any concerns should contact their IT service provider” High fees and poor online security make private schools attractive to fraudsters Last month, footage from CCTV cameras at three Blackpool schools was live streamed on a US-based website.The schools quickly moved to reassure parents that the live stream was taken offline within an hour of the security blunder coming to light.In 2017, personal details belonging to millions of teachers, pupils and parents who use Edmodo, the ‘Facebook for schools’ application, were reportedly on sale on the dark web.A hacker reportedly stole millions of account details from the education platform, which has over two million British users.Stephen Burke, the founder and CEO of the organisation Cyber Risk Aware, said that schools are an “extremely easy target” for hackers. “You are seeing a lot of identity fraud now where children’s name and details are used to make official documents,” he said.“Schools have often never been targeted before, they haven’t been trained, they are unsuspecting. If you are a private school the reputational damage will be quite severe.” High fees and poor online security make private schools attractive to fraudstersCredit:Donat Sorokin Jen Persson, director of the campaign group Defend Digital Me, has urged the Department for Education to issue guidance for schools on how to keep their data safe.“Schools use cloud services and outsource the pupils personal data management to all sorts of third parties and apps – no one has oversight of it so it is hard to keep it secure,” she said. Last month, footage from CCTV cameras at three Blackpool schools was live streamed on a US-based websitecenter_img Cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats that schools face, experts have warned, as new figures show that a fifth of education establishments have been hit.Hackers see teachers and parents as a “soft target” since they are often ill-equipped to deal with cyber thefts, while sensitive data held by schools – such as children’s medical records – are lucrative on the dark web.Malware and phishing are the most popular types of attacks, according to research commissioned by Ecclesiastical, a specialist insurer for educational establishments.They found that 20 per cent of educational institutions have been targeted and that universities are generally better prepared for such attacks than schools. Faith Parish, the education director at Ecclesiastical, said: “Schools hold interesting information and often quite sensitive information. That means they are a target. “There has been certainly an increase in ransomware and malware attacks. Hackers are looking for any opportunity they can exploit, they are looking for soft targets.“There is general phishing, where people are tricking others into providing information. What we are seeing now is what we would term whaling, where a finance director or bursar is targeted and asked to transfer thousands of pounds.” Last month, footage from CCTV cameras at three Blackpool schools was live streamed on a US-based websiteCredit:Dominic Lipinski Ms Parish said that cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats facing schools, especially as it have implications for safeguarding children.  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.last_img read more

Polish coach Patryk Rombel to lead Motor Zaporozhye

The Ukrainian champions Motor Zaporozhye will get Polish influence through the new coach in upcoming season. The 33-years old Pole, Patryk Rombel, last two season coach in the third-fourth power of Polish handball, MMTS Kwidzyn, will overtake the best team of Ukraine.Motor Zaporozhye had very good season at VELUX EHF Champions League ended at the start of knock-out stage for TOP 16 against Montpellier. ← Previous Story Skjern and Aalborg for Danish Championship title Next Story → Julius Kühn to MT Melsungen! read more

Ti Ekanes Ston Polemo Thanassi

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The award-winning Greek tragicomedy, Ti Ekanes Ston Polemo Thanassi? (What Did You Do in the War, Thanassi?), 1971, directed by Dinos Katsouridis, will be screened as part of the July-December 2014 repertoire of the Greek Film Society of Brisbane.In this award-winning Greek movie, Thanassis becomes an unwitting hero of the Resistance during the German occupation of World War II Greece. As the film begins, Thanassis has hunkered down to do his factory job and avoid calling the attention of the Gestapo to himself. However, he is swept up in their net anyway. In prison, he is put in with a group of prominent members of the Resistance.When: Tuesday 21 October at 7.45 pm Where: The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone St South Brisbane For further information, visit www.greekfilmsociety.com or contact 0417 640 686; 0407 758 730 or info@greekfilmsociety.comlast_img read more

New Are You Afraid of the Dark Reboot Teaser Hints at a

first_imgStay on target Things are getting sinister at Nickelodeon. The kids network dropped a teaser for its upcoming reboot of the 90s horror-fantasy series Are You Afraid of the Dark? and it looks set to scare a new generation of viewers with a darker, more frightening than the original.The teaser trailer, via a first look from Entertainment Weekly, features a new group of kids gathered around an eerie campfire, submitting scary stories for the approval of the Midnight Society.The reboot will premiere in October (the best month for a new horror series, of course), with three hour-long episodes about the new Midnight Society kids, who gather to tell the creepy story of Carnival of Doom. But just as the teaser trailer hints with terrifying vissions of the ringmaster, the events of the tale soon begin coming to life.According to the Wrap, the new members of the Midnight Society are: Gavin, played by Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.); Akiko, played by Miya Cech (Rim of the World); Louise, played by Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl); Graham, played by Jeremy Ray Taylor (It, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween); and Rachel, played by Lyliana Wray (Black-ish). The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).More on Geek.com:The 4 Most Terrifying Episodes of ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’20 Years Later: How ‘Blair Witch Project’ Changed Horror11 ’80s Horror Franchises Due for a Comeback Lizzy Caplan Is Chilling Annie Wilkes in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Trailer11 Best Monsters Made From Dead People Parts last_img read more

Yes For a Better San Diego citizens initiative aims to modernize expand

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A citizens initiative launched in San Diego Monday would raise revenue to modernize and expand the downtown convention center to drive economic growth and jobs, as well as generate significant funding to alleviate homelessness and repair roads, according to local tourism and labor leaders.Proponents say the “Yes! For a Better San Diego” measure, which would increase the tax paid by overnight visitors to San Diego, would pump more than $40 billion into the local economy and create nearly 7,000 permanent jobs.Backers of the measure say it would generate $2 billion for homelessness programs and services, front-loading more than $140 million in the first five years to address the crisis, and would also dedicate more than $600 million for road and infrastructure repair.The visitor tax would rise by 1.25 percent for lodging facilities on the periphery of the city to 3.25 percent for those located in the downtown area.“This tax would be paid exclusively by visitors, but would have a tremendous impact on the local economy and the lives of San Diegans, which is why the hotel and tourism industry is proud to support the measure,” said Mike McDowell, president and CEO of the Lodging Industry Association.Failure to expand the convention center means San Diego would lose out on billions of new dollars and thousands of good paying jobs, said San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Vice President the COO Jaymie Bradford.Homelessness advocates Father Joe Carroll of Father Joe’s Villages and Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project also endorsed the measure, citing its commitment and ingenuity in addressing the homelessness crisis.“This measure provides an unprecedented level of funding to address homelessness,” Carroll said. “It will change the lives of thousands of men, women and children living on the streets and will help to prevent homelessness in the future.”The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, representing more than 200,000 working families, also endorsed the measure.The launch kicks off a signature-gathering campaign aimed at getting the measure on the November ballot. KUSI Newsroom January 9, 2018center_img Updated: 6:36 PM ‘Yes! For a Better San Diego’ citizens initiative aims to modernize, expand Convention Center KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

House bill proposes vacating marijuana misdemeanors

first_imgLawmakers discussed Friday whether adults should be allowed to have their misdemeanor convictions for marijuana conviction thrown out if they were over 21 at the time of the offense. The House’s Public Safety Committee is weighing a bill by Democratic legislators that would allow misdemeanor convictions for possessing 40 grams or less of marijuana to be set aside and dismissed. If it passes, the process to clear records would be different from the way other misdemeanors are expunged. Unlike those cases, a marijuana offender wouldn’t have to wait three years after completing the sentence to get the conviction wiped off the record. The bill would erase past criminal convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana that was legalized by voters’ passage of Initiative 502.last_img read more

AGDC Works To Wrap Up Final Information Owed To FERC

first_imgAGDC announced that it had signed an agreement with BP and ExxonMobil to collaborate on ways to advance the LNG project. Back in March, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that the AGDC would be conducting an economic study on the Alaska LNG project. FERC extended the schedule for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project by four months back in February. The agency cited the state’s timeline for answering federal regulators’ questions and fulfilling data requests as the reason for the extension. In a notice issued by FERC on February 28, they now plan to issue the draft EIS in June. The commission did not specify a date in June around the time the AGDC will release their results of the economic study. In addition to the study the AGDC expects to send this round of information to FERC by the end of May, answering two-thirds of the remaining questions in that filing. The last responses are planned by the end of June and end of July.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is wrapping up the final pieces of information owed to federal regulators for the Alaska LNG project’s environmental impact statement, which is due out as a draft sometime in June. Governor Mike Dunleavy: “AGDC is supposed to come out with an economic study that will determine how or if we move forward. Depending on what that data shows us we will have a discussion with the legislature and see how they want us to proceed.”  Under the terms of the agreement signed on March 8, the companies will seek to advance the project by working together to identify ways to improve the project’s competitiveness, and progress FERC authorization to construct the project.last_img read more

Beyoncés Stunning Lemonade Coffee Table Book

first_img Email News Collector’s edition ‘Lemonade’ set includes mammoth 600-plus page coffee table book, in addition to double vinyl LP and digital downloads Renée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 21, 2017 – 12:34 pm If you still can’t get enough of Beyoncé’s GRAMMY-winning magnum opus, Lemonade, you’re in luck. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Beyoncé wins Best Urban Contemporary Album GRAMMY Twitter Facebook Peek Inside Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Coffee Table Book beyonc%C3%A9s-stunning-lemonade-coffee-table-book https://www.instagram.com/p/BTmCuLdAucy Announced in May, the Lemonade box set includes a first pressing of the double vinyl LP, audio and video downloads, and a stunning visual coffee table book commemorating the album. Now that the set is here, we finally have gotten a look inside the coffee table book.”The 600-plus-page hardcover book includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the making of Lemonade, and shows the inspiration and themes behind some of the film’s most provocative and cryptic moments,” says the official description. “The foreword is written by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson with poetry by Warsan Shire. Beyoncé’s personal writing and lyrics are interwoven throughout the book.”According to The Fader, the beautiful book features exclusive collages and photographs from the making of Lemonade, including costumes and moments from the videos, such as the Laolu Senbanjo Yoruba body painting featured in “Sorry” as well as a “spread about headwraps and Louisiana’s antebellum Tignon law.” Beyoncé’s Stunning ‘Lemonade’ Coffee Table Book Fans can purchase the limited-edition collector’s set for themselves, and glory in Beyoncé’s gift that keeps on giving.Read More: Rihanna To Beyoncé: Scholarships For SchoolRead morelast_img read more

Students JAC slams KU VC in Hanamkonda

first_imgHanamkonda: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of students’ unions staged a demonstration near Administrative Block of Kakatiya University (KU) on Tuesday, in protest against the workmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof R Sayanna, whose term is to end on July 25.The protestors raised slogans against the V-C, accusing him of undermining the interests of students belonging to downtrodden sections. They alleged that right from the day one the admissions process of the PhD was mired in controversy. The varsity authorities made mockery of merit by carrying admissions at their whims and fancies, the students alleged. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us “The V-C had even admitted that there were shortcomings in the conduct of PhD entrance test,” the students said, pointing to the errors rolled in the results. They also found fault with the authorities for giving admissions in Chemistry department at a time, when the students are about to write Pre-PhD examination. “Infringing norms, the varsity collected fee to the tune of Rs 25 crore from students,” the protestors questioned, inviting the VC for a debate over the admissions. Later, the students burned the effigy of the V-C. The students also expressed dissatisfaction over police intervention during their protest. Kalakota Suman, Lanka Rajagopal, Suryakiran of TRSV, Meda Ranjith Kumar of TGVP, Manda Bhaskar and Madhu of MSF, M Naresh of ABSF, M Kumar, Manda Shyam and Sathish of NSUI, Raju Naik, Amar Singh and Prem of TBSF were among others participated in the protest.last_img read more

China says work on charter for Asian bank completed

first_img Comments   Share   BEIJING (AP) — Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that is to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.Beijing’s proposal for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank attracted unexpected widespread support from Western governments including Britain, New Zealand and France despite U.S. opposition. Washington and its ally Japan have refrained from seeking membership. Agreement on the charter followed a three-day meeting in Singapore of envoys from proposed member governments, the finance ministry statement said. Other nations that have expressed interest in joining include India, Germany and Thailand.Friday’s statement gave no details of the charter, including whether Beijing will have veto power over lending or other special status or how environmental and other standards on lending will be enforced. The finance ministry did not respond to a request for additional details.The bank is intended to finance investments in railways, cargo ports and other trade links. Beijing has pledged to put up most of its initial $50 billion in capital and says that total will rise to $100 billion.The U.S. government had objected that the bank would undercut existing institutions such as the World Bank and might allow looser lending standards.The Chinese finance minister, Lou Jiwei, tried to ease such concern in March by saying in comments reported by the official Xinhua News Agency that the bank would reinforce established institutions and “vigorously push forward the global economy.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Check your body, save your life New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 A woman takes a souvenir photo for her friend posing with a 3-D painting of a vault loaded with piles of 100 Chinese yuan (US$16.17) notes at a shopping mall in Beijing, China Friday, May 22, 2015. Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank and it is due to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more