Kent Driscoll APTN National News Iqaluit – A controversial change to Nunavut’s Education and Language acts has been declared dead before even reaching the floor of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly for debate.Bill 37 was set to delay the implementation of Inuit language education for Grades 4 to 9 from 2020 to 2030, along with reducing the role of local district education authorities. Four Inuit land claim organizations submitted written opposition to the bill.“Given the overwhelming lack of consensus in support of the bill in such areas as language of instruction, the role of District Education Authorities and increased employment of Inuit teachers, the standing committee is of the view that it should be allowed to fall off the order paper when the current Assembly dissolves later this year,” said Rankin Inlet MLA Tom Sammurtok in a written statement.Education officials were defending Bill 37 until very recently. In an April interview with APTN National News, Deputy Minister of Education Kathy Okpik said, “The language of instruction is intended to be a floor, not a ceiling. So we’re always going to be striving to increase the number of Inuktitut speaking educators. We know that kindergarten to Grade 3 right now is in effect, so when we look to Grades 4 to 9 for 2029, it gives an opportunity to look at the number of Inuktitut teachers we have and the delivery methods.”Nunavut Tunngavik – the group representing Nunavut’s Inuit under the Nunavut Land Claim – opposed the bill from the start.Joined by Nunavut’s three regional Inuit groups, they filed opposition statements in the assembly.NTI President Aluki Kotierk told APTN in April, “The absolute right that Inuit parents have to have Inuktitut language of instruction is being diminished (under Bill 37) to having a majority of Inuktitut instruction.”Today, Koterik was pleased.In a written release she stated, “NTI appreciates that the Standing Committee has asked that Bill 37 not proceed further in the legislative process. I am relieved they recognize that the issue of Inuktut language loss is urgent. I hope the Nunavut cabinet agrees with the Standing Committee recommendation so we can begin working on the real issue.”Kotierk told APTN in April that she thought the Government of Nunavut was selling Nunavut residents short by not aspiring to do more for Inuktitut, saying, “We have to be visionary, we have to be aspirational and it’s important that we be idealistic about what the future should hold.”Nunavut’s MLAs are just wrapping up a week of in camera meetings, where the bill was discussed, and the “overwhelming lack of consensus” was discovered. It is now very likely that the legislation will be left for after October’s territorial election, or ignored completely.That doesn’t sit right with Education Minister Paul Quassa, who slammed the regular members for working outside the system.“There is a process to follow when a bill is put forward to the Legislative Assembly, and it is very disappointing that Standing Committee has not provided the public with an opportunity to understand the pros and cons of their decision,” Quassa said in a statement.The education minister also held hope that the legislation could still be passed before an election.“I remain open to working with the members to address their concerns and ensure that a thorough review is carried out,” said Quassa.email@example.com
Photo by Casey Brown, FlickrKostelnick hopes to arrive at the Energetic City between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. He encourages residents to join him on his run.“I’d love to see people come out. My only thing is, so far this run really nice tourists have stopped and wanted to hand me food or drinks, but I am self-supported, so I can’t.”“Anyone who wants to run with me can, I love the company. The only thing I accept is beer because I don’t consider that support aha.” Kostelnick, who holds the World Record for running across the US in just 42 days, six hours and 30 minutes, added that he decided to do this run because he loves road trips. In his record-breaking run, he wasn’t able to stop and enjoy the sights, something he has made sure to do this time around.Pete in Testa River, B.C. Photo by Pete’s Across America.“I’ve loved road trips, I’ve always loved going places, I’ve always said getting there isn’t half the fun, it’s all the fun.”“I didn’t really get to enjoy it per say because I was pretty much either running, eating or sleeping that whole time when I ran two years ago. This run gives me a little more time to see the sights and stop and take some photos. It’s more of something in my own imagination than trying to take someone else’s record. It’s kind of like my own wild dream.”Kostelnick mentioned that his favourite part of the run so far has been all the different wildlife he’s seen here in the north.“I’ve seen so many great sights, I’ve seen a lot of awesome wildlife. They’ve left me alone, but I saw a few bears, lots of moose, caribou and foxes.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A man who has made it his goal to run from Kenai, Alaska to Key West, Florida will be passing through the Energetic City this Saturday.Peter Kostelnick is in the 31st day of his historic journey and is the first runner ever to run the entirety of the Alaska Highway self-supported. Kostelnick explained that in order for him to reach his goal tonight he had to run over 110 kilometres.“It goes up and down big time,” said Kostelnick “Depending on how far apart services are where I can stay to get a nights rest.” For more information on Kostelnick’s run, you can visit his Facebook Page. To track his location click here. So far Kostelnick has run approximately 2,784 kilometres.
ROSE PRAIRIE, B.C. – The evening of Thursday, March 28th, 2019 the Skate Shack located beside the ice rink at Upper Pine School burned down.At 5:50 pm Jessica Bowers and her husband Mark Fell saw a FB message sharing that the skate shack was on fire. Rose Prairie does not have a fire department so the community members themselves have to act as firefighters.Fell shares with me that they loaded their water pump and water hoses into their truck and headed to the Upper Pine school as they live quite close to the school. Fell said, “When we arrived there was no water source close enough to hook up to.” Fell goes on to share moments after their arrival a Vac truck and D. Lowen’s water truck was on site. There was an RCMP officer on site who had contacted the gas company.Hoses started to be strung, and at that point, the building was so engulphed in flames the focus was on trying to keep the fire from spreading. Protecting the skating rink was Fell’s priority knowing that a new liner was recently installed and the bushes on the property line to protect the church that is on the adjacent property, shared Fell.There were approximately 12 community members working together to dig out the gas line to shut it off and to help run water hoses.Jessica Bowers shares, Upper Pine is facing a huge loss with all the ski gear, snowshoes and possible hockey equipment. “The building had the skate sharpener and everything to help keep our kids active. This is a big loss to our community but we will rebuild,” said Bowers
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On the morning of July 29, at around 10:30 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant at a hotel in Grande Prairie.According to RCMP, during the search, they located illegal drugs and weapons.The following items were seized as a result of the investigation:Approximately 43 grams of CocaineApproximately 60 grams of Crystal MethamphetamineApproximately 1.9 grams of HeroinApproximately 51 grams of CannabisApproximately 6.8 grams of mushrooms pillsApproximately 0.74 g of FentanylOne loaded 9mm hand gunOne pellet gunBrass knucklesFour people have been charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Those charged include:31-year-old Alec Levin of Grande Prairie22-year-old Julia King of Grande Prairie35-year-old Joseph Read of Grande Prairie36-year-old Andrew Pysar of CanmoreKing, Read, and Pysar are scheduled to appear in Court Grande Prairie Provincial Court on July 31.Levin is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 7, 2019.
The report said that following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) commenced a secret detention program under which suspected terrorists were held in CIA prisons, also known as “black sites,” outside the United States, where they were subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques” that involved torture and other abuse.At about the same time, the CIA gained expansive authority to engage in “extraordinary rendition,” of a detainee to the custody of a foreign government for purposes of detention and interrogation. The Open Society Justice Initiative said the Sri Lankan government in 2003 permitted the use of its airspace and airports for flights associated with CIA extraordinary rendition operations. The sites and rendition programme were set up under former president George W Bush for the CIA to interrogate – often using torture – terrorist suspects captured abroad. (Colombo Gazette) “Court documents indicate that at least one flight operated by Richmor Aviation (a company that operated flights for the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program) landed in Sri Lanka in 2003. The documents show that between August 12 and 15, 2003, a Richmor flight registered as N85VM took off from Washington, D.C., and stopped in Bangkok before making another stop at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike international airport in Colombo, and then flying on to Kabul, Dubai, and Shannon airport in Ireland. That flight coincided in time with the capture of Riduan Isamuddin (Hambali) in Bangkok in 2003. Isamuddin spent the next three years in secret CIA prisons before ultimately being transferred as a “high value detainee” to Guantánamo Bay in September 2006, where he remains detained. There have been no known judicial cases or investigations in Sri Lanka relating to its participation in CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations,” the Open Society Justice Initiative said in it’s report. The 2003 government, when Chandrika Kumaratunga was President and Ranil Wickremesinghe was Prime Minister, has been accused of helping the United States in it’s torture program.A New York-based human rights organization said in a new report, that Sri Lanka was among 54 countries that have either hosted secret prisons or helped in the transport or torture of terrorist suspects as part of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rendition and black site torture programme.
Two months ago, a lack of funding forced WFP to stop assisting 150,000 people in the region – some of the poorest and most vulnerable Chechens – and so far it has received only 12 per cent of the $22 million needed for its current, one-year operation.“It is terrible that impoverished people who have already faced years of suffering now face dangerously cold temperatures with no food. They desperately need our help, and they need it now more than ever,” said Chris Czerwinski, WFP’s Senior Emergency Coordinator in the Russian Federation.WFP said its current operation, scheduled to provide 36,368 tons of food commodities to a total of 250,000 people, was experiencing considerable shortages of basic necessities like wheat flour, oil, oats, millet and salt.The internal conflict in Chechnya, which started in September 1999, caused thousands of people to flee into neighbouring regions and the “continuing precarious security situation” has prevented most of the refugees from returning home, the agency said. Some 37,000 displaced Chechens have managed to make it back since 2004, but are now living in dire conditions and struggling to survive amidst the devastation.WFP normally provides food for one third of the population of Chechnya, including 120,000 of the republic’s most vulnerable population, 26,500 in neighbouring Ingushetia and 131,000 primary and secondary school children in 409 educational institutions scattered across 14 Chechen districts.Funding of $2.4 million from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department, has allowed the agency to continue its Food-for-Education programme for 131,000 primary school children.
Southwest Airlines grounds 128 planes for overdue inspections of backup hydraulic systems by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Feb 24, 2015 9:58 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.The airline said Tuesday night that it had cancelled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about one-fifth its fleet.Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said that after discovering the missed inspections, the airline immediately notified federal safety regulators and began checking the planes.A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, Lynn Lunsford, said that the FAA was working with Southwest and Boeing, which manufactured the planes, to evaluate a plan that would let the airline keep flying the planes until the inspections are completed over the next few days.The missed inspections were first reported by The Wall Street Journal.King called the missed inspections inadvertent. She said the airline discovered that 128 of its Boeing 737-700 jets already had flown beyond the point at which the backup hydraulic systems were supposed to be inspected. She said safety was the airline’s top priority, and it was working to fix the matter quickly.Dallas-based Southwest is the nation’s fourth-biggest airline. It has 665 jets, all of which are some version of the Boeing 737, including nearly 450 of the 737-700. That model seats 137 or 143 passengers, depending on the layout.
Some 40 people have reportedly been killed in weeks of what began in February as protests over soaring crime rates and later turned into wider anti-Government rallies.“The Secretary-General welcomes that a dialogue has begun in Venezuela bringing together the Government and members of the political opposition,” his spokesperson said in a statement.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban saluted in particular the efforts of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), at the invitation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, to support the process of bringing all sides to the table. He congratulated both the Government and opposition for their public commitment to the dialogue, which is being accompanied by a representative of the Holy See and by the Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador, representing UNASUR, as witnesses.“The Secretary-General expresses his best wishes for the success of the dialogue and joins His Holiness, Pope Francis, in his call to all actors to engage in a dialogue aimed at finding common ground to overcome the current challenges faced by Venezuela,” said the statement.
“Civil society is the oxygen of democracy,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day, observed annually on 15 September. “We see this clearly in the world’s most vibrant and stable democracies, where Government and civil society work together for common goals,” he continued. “Civil society acts as a catalyst for social progress and economic growth. It plays a critical role in keeping Government accountable, and helps represent the diverse interests of the population, including its most vulnerable groups.”Yet, Mr. Ban pointed out, freedom to operate for civil society is diminishing – or even disappearing. An alarming number of governments have adopted restrictions that limit the ability of non-governmental organizations to work, or to receive funding, or both. That is why, he added, the theme of this year’s Day is space for civil society.“On this Day, let us recall that progress and civic participation go hand in hand,” he said. “As the United Nations continues to work towards a democratic, pluralistic future for all, the State and civil society can and should be partners in building the future people want.”Alfred de Zayas, the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, and Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, issued a statement to mark the Day, in which they noted that civil society is “essential for a true democracy.”“Unfortunately,” they stated, “space for civil society is shrinking rapidly today, both in countries with no democratic tradition and in ostensibly democratic countries. There is a growing disconnect between elected officials and the people. “We see this disconnect manifested in the recent surge of large protest movements throughout the world. People perceive a failure of governance and democracy, and protest is often their last resort in making themselves heard,” the independent UN experts said.“Democracy should not be reduced to an empty word,” they stressed. “It is self-determination in action, and a necessary instrument for securing a more peaceful, just and stable world. Civil society is a key partner to achieve this noble goal.”
Game quality is the harmonic mean of the Elo ratings for the two teams in a given matchup.*Average change is weighted by the likelihood of a win or loss. (Ties are excluded.)Source: ESPN Stats and Information Group Home teams are in bold.The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. DEN4.14.1PIT220.127.116.11548 TB0.50.3SF0.00.00.41397 FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersBe sure to check out FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings using our NFL prediction interactive. It simulates the rest of the season 100,000 times, helping you see how likely each team is to make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. And if you want to prove you can pick better than Elo, you can also face off against the algorithm in our prediction game. In addition to bragging rights, you’ll be playing for the chance to climb up our giant leaderboard.Using data from the prediction game, here are the matchups in which Elo made its best — and worst — predictions against the reader picks last week: CHI87.09.5DET6.96.015.51519 Rashaan EvansTitans22nd55.4Average Source: Pro Football Focus Leighton Vander EschCowboys19th84.1Good Dallas already lost to Washington in Week 7 on the road, 20-17. And if they somehow lose to McCoy (career 7-18 as a starter including 1-3 for the Redskins when he last started in 2014), Dallas would be two games back and Washington would control the first tiebreaker with only five games remaining. In that improbable scenario, the Cowboys would find themselves suddenly all-but removed from playoff contention and hurtling instead to an offseason of probable tumult and coaching change.But according to our projections, Dallas has a 65 percent chance of winning on Thursday and avoiding all that. SEA45.0%+/-22.7CAR61.5%+/-21.644.31564 TEN55TEN51IND 38, TEN 10+1.9– ATL62ATL60DAL 22, ATL 19+0.7– 20172.626.93.5 BAL67BAL60BAL 24, CIN 21-6.9– Vander Esch has not only replaced Lee, he has arguably surpassed him. Last year, Dallas lost four of their five games without Lee, giving up 13 more points per game 1This stat includes opponents’ defensive points scored and 46 more rushing yards. But this year, with Vander Esch replacing him as starter for five games, Dallas is better — allowing 30 fewer rushing yards per game and 2.4 fewer points. Dallas is now 4-1 when Lee hasn’t played, and Vander Esch single-handedly changed the outcome of Sunday’s game.Vander Esch is the second Dallas blue-chip defender that general manager and owner’s son Stephen Jones has found relatively cheap in the draft. 2017 Pro Bowl defensive end and sack-master Demarcus Lawrence was grabbed in the second round in 2014.Lawrence’s ability to generate pressure allows the Cowboys to blitz infrequently, just 20.8 percent of the time, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group. This may limit big defensive plays — the Cowboys have just four interceptions this year — but it seems to prevent big plays by the opponents, too. They have one of the most efficient units in football as measured by yards opposing offenses must gain to score a point.Much of that stat is driven by red zone success, which is viewed by many as random. But Dallas combines efficiency in the red zone with an ability to stop teams from getting there at all. The Cowboys rank near the top of the league in opponents’ red zone possessions per game.Dallas’s defense has to be efficient because the offense lacks explosiveness. The offense has put up just 34 plays of 20 or more yards this season, tied for 25th in the league, according to Pro-Football-Reference. Even after the addition of wide receiver Amari Cooper, who cost Dallas a 2019 first-round pick, Dallas’s passing game is stuck mostly in neutral. Prior to Cooper joining the Cowboys in their eighth game, Dallas was 28th in yards per pass play. Since then they are improved slightly, but still rank 23rd.The most important change to the Cowboys passing offense hasn’t been Cooper but a player who was already on the roster — running back Ezekiel Elliott. WSH62%HOU51%HOU 23, WSH 21+11.9– Elliott is a bigger part of the passing gameEzekiel Elliott’s involvement in the Dallas Cowboys’ passing game, 2016-18 CIN24.59.0CLE0.30.59.41408 TEN36.220.2HOU84.113.033.21516 For a 5-5 team, things are looking better than average for the Dallas Cowboys. Their division is a train wreck. The Giants are lilliputian, the Eagles are grounded, and Washington is without its starting quarterback. The Cowboys, somehow, are the ones who seem to have the best shot of making the playoffs.We’ll know a lot more after Dallas and Washington play in a Thanksgiving showcase on Thursday. Washington is 6-4, but has a far lower Elo than Dallas (1504 vs. 1542), and Washington’s quarterback is now perma-journeyman Colt McCoy after Alex Smith gruesomely broke his leg in his last game. The Cowboys are still only 46 percent likely to make the playoffs, according to FiveThirtyEight’s projections, but a win against Washington would go a long way. That the playoffs are even within sight is a stunning reversal of fortune from earlier this month, when a home loss to the Titans dropped Dallas to 3-5 and had observers calling for head coach Jason Garrett’s head. Making matters worse, star linebacker Sean Lee injured his hamstring again in the Titans loss. The last time that happened, Dallas’s defense went down with him.Dallas tried to guard against another Lee injury by fortifying their linebacker corps in the 2018 draft. Their first-round pick, Leighton Vander Esch, was expected to be too inexperienced to adapt quickly to the NFL game, but has turned into easily the best linebacker at the top of his draft. DAL46.322.4WSH54.720.142.51522 NO74NO76NO 48, PHI 7-1.0– This season, Dallas has figured out that Elliott can be featured as a receiver, too. His role in the passing game2Measured by targets per game. has more than doubled since his rookie season and is up dramatically from 2017, too. This has been especially the case the past two weeks when Elliott’s running and passing has accounted for 388 of Dallas’s 733 scrimmage yards (53 percent)Of course, the Cowboys are just one ill-timed stinker away from wrecking their season, too. Using our ELO projections, only one game in Week 12 holds more importance for the playoffs than Washington-Dallas: NE96.92.9NYJ0.20.23.11480 SeasonReceptionsReceiving YdsTargets Rookie LinebackersTeamDraft PositionPro Football Focus Grade MIA12.79.8IND22.39.719.51460 NYG52TB51NYG 38, TB 35-4.4– MIN52.317.3GB16.413.731.01522 BAL37.48.4OAK0.00.08.41436 Playoff %Playoff % LAC80LAC78DEN 23, LAC 22+1.3– SEA67SEA56SEA 27, GB 24-11.2– Dallas’s rookie linebacker was a stealRookie linebackers drafted in the first round by Pro Football Focus’s grade Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 11Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 11 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game PHI20.35.3NYG0.30.55.81467 PIT68PIT70PIT 20, JAX 16-0.5– OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.ResultREADERS’ NET PTS CAR57CAR64DET 20, CAR 19-9.9– ARI68ARI65OAK 23, ARI 21+2.4– Team ACurrentAvg. Chg*Team BCurrentAvg. Chg*Total ChangeGame Quality LAC83.15.7ARI0.00.05.71476 ATL9.06.0NO18.104.22.168615 The best matchups of Week 12Week 12 games by ranking of average Elo ratings (using the harmonic mean) plus ranking of total potential swing for the two teams’ playoff chances, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions CHI54CHI52CHI 25, MIN 20-3.9– Roquan SmithBears8th62.6Average Tremaine EdmundsBills16th49.6Below average 2022.214.171.124 Elo beat the field again in Week 11, picking up 23.3 points on the average reader to give the algorithm its 10th win of the season. The readers were right to think Deshaun Watson and the Texans would beat Washington, but they were dealt blows by the Lions (who beat the Panthers) and Seahawks (who beat the Packers). Readers have now lost 37.7 points on average by picking the Panthers this season, which is the second-most of any team behind the Patriots.3Who helped Elo take readers to the cleaners with losses to the Lions and Titans.Congrats, however, are in order to Voris Struck, who led all identified users in Week 11 with 93.4 points, and to the wonderfully named Greg Chili Van Hollebeke, who took the season-long lead with 778.4 points. Thanks to all 12,421 of our players — and if you haven’t played yet, you can make picks now and still try your luck against Elo this week.Additional reporting by Neil Paine.Check out our latest NFL predictions. 20126.96.36.199 LAR54LAR53LAR 54, KC 51-3.7– JAX0.91.0BUF0.90.71.61432 PER GAME
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. Some called for the employee who wrote the status to be promoted, with one writing: “Oh you should promote your employee who wrote this. Best ever!”In a statement, Northumbria Police said the wanted man, from Ash Grove, was wanted for a breach of bail but has so far failed to hand himself in to police.The force added: “He was serving a curfew after being arrested for offences including witness intimidation and criminal damage.” Jack Wilson is wanted for breach of bail after being arrested on suspicion of witness intimidation and criminal damage. Call if you see him. https://t.co/GKJjGOtg5L— Northumbria Police (@northumbriapol) March 16, 2017 “The problem is when we bail you for those offences you have to stick to the conditions.”The jovial tone of the message continued, with the force saying: “You only have a couple of options now. You either pay a little visit to a police station, or you give us a call on 101 and we come and pick you up.”It would save us all a lot of time and we would be really happy to see your face walking through our doors.”We’re a friendly bunch and just want to keep local people safe. I’m sure our followers will back us up on that.”People who commented on the status thought it was a great way of trying to catch criminals. Locals have praised a police force’s very social media-savvy way of trying to contact a man who had broken his bail conditions.Northumbria Police want to find Jack Wilson, 19, from Ryton, GatesheadThey treated it almost like a break-up post, saying “some of the times we’ve spent together have been very memorable”The force claimed: “Now you’re avoiding our calls.”In the Facebook post, the force said: “We’re beginning to think you don’t want to speak to us.”Some of the times we have spent together have been really memorable.”Like remember when we arrested you for witness intimidation and criminal damage? Those were the days weren’t they? One said: “Is this a joke or? Funniest thing I’ve read in long time!”Another raved: “And they say romance is dead ha ha……quality!”
← Previous Story THW Kiel richest team in DKB Bundesliga Next Story → Cristian Malmagro is back to ASOBAL – Naturhouse La Rioja minaur baia mare It was a great battle with the win of favorite team at the end. The Romanian champions Minaur Baia Mare won the first trophy in the new season – Super Cup, against Energia Panduri 32:30 (25:25) after two extra-time.Minaur – Energia 32-30 (25-25, 27-27)Tatai 12 saves, Pop – Ivancsik 9, Ramba 5, Sdoveac 5, Bera 5, Aflitulin 3, Cristescu 2, Ghiţă 1, Vilovski 1, Ostroushko 1, Popescu, Busecan, Mihai, Sabou.Ţenghea 14 saves, Şelaru 2 save – Acatrinei 13, Dediu 6, Chiruţ 3, Mledenciu 3, Păunică 1, Giotoiu 1, Iancu 1, Nistor 1, Ţuţu 1, Bejinariu, Târzioru, Şoldănescu, Enache, B. Mănescu.
Watch out Biz Markie. Google seems to have accidentally gotten into the human beat box business with a discovery that has to be heard to be believed. Researched by reddit contributor Harrichr, it would seem that Google Translate can serve as the perfect sound accompaniment if you are looking to add beat box tracks to your rap music.To hear what we are talking about, just follow these directions.First, go to Google Translate.Second adjust the settings so Google Translate is translating German to German.Copy and paste the following into the Google Translator: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bschFinally, click on the “listen” icon.Or, you could just watch the YouTube video below Crazy right? I mean I am not a huge lover of rap music, but this certainly sounds cool to me. I’m just wondering, though. Now if someone samples these Google Translate beat box beats for their own songs, I wonder if they will have to pay Google a royalty to use them? Who am I kidding; you know what Google would probably say to that.Read more at reddit, via TechCrunch
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 19-year-old Somali-American man who allegedly tried to blow up what he thought was a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony was investigated for rape in 2009 but never charged.The Benton County District Attorney’s Office didn’t find a reason to charge Mohamed O. Mohamud with a crime after a woman whose name was redacted in the documents filed a sexual assault complaint against him.Mohamud had sex with the woman in an Oregon State dorm room on Oct. 31, 2009.An analysis of the woman’s urine failed to show any controlled substances or common pharmaceuticals.Mohamud says in the documents he and the girl were “a little tipsy” when they left a fraternity party and returned to his dorm room.
The legislative conference committee on the state operating budget bills meets April 19 in the Alaska Capitol. Members of the committee, from left to right, are Reps. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, Neal Foster, D-Nome, Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sens. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, and Donny Olson, D-Golovin. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska Legislature still is working on the state budget, nine days after the scheduled end of the legislative session under state law. The outcome could depend on the House and Senate resolving their differences over what to do with Alaska Permanent Fund earnings.The following is a rough transcript of Alaska News Nightly host Lori Townsend asking KTOO and Alaska Public Media’s Andrew Kitchenman about the process.Listen nowWhat’s been happening with the budget?The House passed its version of the budget and the Senate passed its version. But there are a lot of differences between the two versions. There’s a conference committee that’s met a couple of times. It’s been reaching agreement over the parts of the budget where the two chambers aren’t too far apart.But we still don’t know what will happen with the parts where there are bigger differences. For example, the Senate budget includes $13.5 million less for the University of Alaska than the House. The part of the budget the Legislature directly controls will be $5.5 billion. Or maybe a little less.How will the Legislature pay for the budget?Well, this is the year the state will tap permanent fund earnings to pay for state government. Basically, no one sees an alternative.But the big question is whether that draw from earnings will be done under the terms of a plan.There’s a bill to enact that plan — Senate Bill 26 — where the legislature draws roughly 5 percent of the permanent fund’s market value each year. It’s been talked about for a long time, but there was some movement on it this week.The Permanent Fund Corp. is urging the Legislature to pass a plan – so that they’re able to manage fund investments more effectively.Until now, members of the House majority have said they would only agree to an earnings draw if there was also a tax on income or higher taxes on the oil and gas industry. But on Saturday, a conference committee met to discuss the bill to draw from the permanent fund. They have asked for the power to negotiate details of the draw.What are they looking at?One issue is how to address permanent fund dividends. The Senate version of the plan would devote a quarter of the earnings draw for PFDs. The House would spend a third of the draw on dividends. And Gov. Bill Walker proposed a compromise of 30 percent.But the budget that both chambers have passed this year spends more than any of those proposals on PFDs. So there’s already a difference between the proposed budget and the proposed draw on fund earnings.What other bills are lawmakers talking about?The pace of passing bills has picked up since Day 90. Several bills to extend boards and commissions have passed. House Finance heard public testimony today on a bill to use bonds to pay for oil and gas tax credits.A bill that would allow judges to use out-of-state criminal records to determine whether people charged with crimes will be released pretrial is still possible.And lawmakers will likely turn to the capital budget once they have a clearer sense of what they’re doing with permanent fund earnings and the operating budget.Is there any sense when the session will end?There’s been some talk that it could end within the next week. Housing in Juneau is getting hard with the start of the cruise ship season. Lawmakers will likely be gone before the constitutional deadline to end the session. That’s May 16.
Mahila League leader Shahin Sultana FancyA central Mahila League leader Shahin Sultana Fancy, 50, was found dead at her residence in Sholaghar area of Faridganj upazila in Chandpur district on Monday night.The deceased was also the principal of Gollak Degree College and wife of advocate Zahirul Islam, reports UNB.Mahila League is the women wing of ruling Awami League.Being informed by locals, police recovered the body around 10:00pm, said Chandpur sadar model police station officer-in-charge Waliullah Oli.The body bore several injury marks on its head. “She might have been killed by hitting in her head,” said the OC.Later, police detained the victim’s 58-year-old husband who was a former president of Chandpur Bar Association for interrogation, the OC added.There had been a dispute between the couple as Zahirul married a woman several years ago without getting the consent of his first wife Shahin, the UNB report added.
Old Dual Shock controllers have been hacked to do plenty of things in the past, though usually the end goal is for them to still work as some sort of controller. Lollybot, winner of the AFRON $10 robot design challenge, takes the controller and makes it a simple yet fun robot.Lollybot gets its name from the pair of Chupa Chups that have been mounted in the center of what used to be the joysticks for a basic Dual Shock controller. Instead of using it like a controller, Thomas Tilley decided he really wanted to make an inexpensive robot out of it. The goal was to create a robot that would use the lollypop augmented joysticks as bump sensors, so when the joysticks moved the robot new to adjust course. When his original design for the robot failed, Tilley decided to keep the lollipops anyway and moved on to a more functional design.With a pair of wheels attached at the hand grips and simple stabilizer in the front, the Lollibot had all it needed to move around as long as it was still tethered via USB. With a pair of LEDs in the bottom of the controller to paint the floor, the light dependant resistor could be used to see lines as the robot drove around. This made it easier for the little robot to move around independently, and still be able to change course in the event of a bump or crash.Control of the Lollybot relies on a computer, but there’s both a Windows and HTML5 friendly version of the software that was made to drive this little robot around, should you decide to make one for yourself. Tilley has documented the entire construction process, and as long as you have most of the tools already this would be quite the inexpensive weekend robot project.
Darjeeling: It was 1948 when first Land Rovers had rolled into the ‘Queen of Hills’. A strong bond ensued between the two. Many years later, the bond strengthened with Darjeeling’s Samantha Dong becoming the first lady instructor for Land Rovers certified by the company in India.It was in December 2017 when Samantha had taken part in the Teesta Rangeet Festival in Darjeeling.A Land Rover rally was part of the event where 42 fighting fit Series I and II Land Rovers were taking part. Samantha was driving her Series – IIA Air-portable Land Rover. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAsish Gupta, the only Lead Instructor of the Land Rover company, who was also taking part in the rally was quick to spot Samantha. He offered her to come to Chandigarh and try for the Instructors certification.Samantha, a Masters Degree holder in Public Administration found herself in Chandigarh in April 2018 where she appeared for the online examinations. “I have a team of 21 instructors in India. Samantha becomes the first lady to clear her Level 1 in India,” stated Asish Gupta, the lead instructor, Land Rover, India while talking to Millennium Post. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLand Rovers run in the blood of 29-year-old Samantha Dong. Her grandfather used to drive a Land Rover as a livelihood, making the arduous trip from Manyebhanjyang to Sandakphu (the highest point of West Bengal at an altitude of 1200 ft), ferrying both passengers and goods.”Inspired by my grandfather, I started learning to drive at the age of 7. However for the past 10 years, I have been driving the Series II Land Rover that belonged to my grandfather and our family owns,” stated Samantha. Samantha is the only lady driver who drives up to Sandakphu (around 60km) in her vintage Land Rover negotiating the steep terrain and the hairpin bends.”I am lucky that I got the opportunity to make a career out of my passion for driving. I want to clear all the levels and training with Land Rover and become a Lead Instructor,” stated Samantha.Recently the 70th anniversary was commemorated at Maneybhanjyang, a sleepy hamlet, 28 km away from Darjeeling. The hamlet still boasts of more than 40 fighting fit vintage Land Rovers ferrying passengers and essential commodities to Sandakphu, Phalut and neighbouring areas.There were two Land Rover teams, one from India and the other from Solihull near Birmingham, England. Samantha was a part of the celebrations and drove both her own Land Rover and the All New Discovery Land Rover.”The new land Rover is fully automated. The drive quality is much better. However, I love the charm of the vintage Land Rover. With everything manual, it is a tough challenge,” added Samantha.The English Land Rover team had shot three documentaries as a part of the celebrations including one featuring Samantha and her family. “My father had 9 grandsons and grand daughters. None of Samantha’s cousins drive the Land Rover. I taught her driving. She has excellent car control,” stated Kiran Dong, Samantha’s father.The Dong family has been very supportive. “Sometimes it’s very scary to see Samantha negotiate the hairpin bends. One miscalculation would mean death. However, I have never allowed my fear to interfere with her passion,” stated Manzil Shuprabha Dong, Samantha’s mother.Samantha wants to take part in driving expeditions including the Himalayan Dash and the Desert Dash. “I want to drive to Ladakh in my Land Rover,” added the dreamy eyes Samantha.From 1948 to 1954, the Government of India had imported around 2,000 Land Rovers to be used in various departments throughout the country.The Land Rovers soon became a status symbol for the people who took pride in their work.
eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Everton football star Mason Holgate has deleted his Twitter account as accusations of historic anti-gay tweets have surfaced.The star is also embroiled in a row over allegations of racism following an altercation with Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino last night. Andre Gray, a striker for Burnley, faced heavy criticism after shocking homophobic tweets from 2012 resurfaced online.He wrote: “Is it me or are there gays everywhere? #Burn #Die #MakesMeSick”Gray did not appeal, and was set to “attend a one-to-one FA education course”, and agreed to pay a £25,000 fine.Gray said previously: “I would like to respond to media reports with regards to previous tweets posted from my Twitter account.“Firstly, I want to offer a sincere and unreserved apology to anybody I may have offended in relation to these tweets. The tweets were posted four years ago when I was a completely different person to the man I am now. I was at a very different point in my life back then – one that I’ve worked hard to move on from.“Thankfully a lot has changed in my life since then. I have experienced a lot over the past four years and have had to take responsibility for a number of things in my life which has enabled me to mature and grow as a person since that time.“I have a lot of regrets regarding a number of things I’ve done in the past and realise I have made some big mistakes, none more so than these tweets, but I would like to stress that I’ve worked incredibly hard to completely transform my life since that time.”“To clarify, I do not hold the beliefs written in those tweets whatsoever. I can assure everybody that I am absolutely not homophobic and as said previously I can only apologise and ask for forgiveness to anyone I offended.“Thankfully I am not the guy I was back then and will continue to work hard both on and off the pitch to become a better person.”.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… BBC News reporter targeted with vile homophobic abuseSeven tweeters who really needed to delete their accounts in 2017Gay porn star couple get engaged right after filming gang bang scene togetherPINK NEWS- The FA is also launching an investigation into Holgate over the altercation with Firmino who accused him of racial abuse.The incident took place during the first half of a 2-1 FA Cup third round win for Liverpool.After the match, Liverpool fans shared screenshots of tweets apparently sent by Holgate between 2012 and 2013.One reads: “faggottttttttt why?”Another says: “No but your a glorysupporter and a battyboy!;-)”And a third reads: “Fag! We’re of Saturday if your feeling it”.After the tweets were shared, Holgate deleted his Twitter account @MasonHolgateee.According to reports, Everton FC is investigating Holgate.Premier League footballer Andre Gray was in 2016 banned for four games by the FA over tweets suggesting that gays should be “burned”.