Is Publishing Becoming a Minimum Wage Trade

first_imgThe memo received by BNP Media staffers this week alerting them to 25 percent salary cuts for the foreseeable future includes a line that jumps off the page almost as much as that “25 percent” figure: “Minimum wage will be the floor for this reduction.”It’s a line that assures employees the company won’t be cutting below minimum wage (which of course, would be illegal), and only applies to those support positions that may be hovering around minimum wage after the 25 percent cuts. But still, are things so bad that we have to be assured now that salaries won’t be cut to minimum wage? Salary cuts usually start at the top and the Henderson family (who owns BNP) have taken theirs as well. However, an associate editor making $40,000 who is hit with a 25 percent salary cut is suddenly making $30,000. Forget trying to live on that in publishing capitals like New York City-that’s a tough hit anywhere (BNP is based near Detroit).As publishers continue to make cuts to keep their businesses alive, they need to be mindful of labor rules and regulations in their state, particularly with employees below a certain salary level. As Southern Breeze editor Mark Newman noted in FOLIO:’s March issue, many high level employees (particularly editors) need to “stop being figureheads and do some work.” But for those entry and associate level employees, for whom the historic trade-off has always been “low pay but great experience,” the returns are getting harder to justify.  The company leaders who impose these cuts will need to balance their contribution margins against the eventual pushback: The unwillingness of their teams to tolerate major pay cuts even as they’re being asked to do significantly more work. It’s a dangerously narrow line to walk.last_img read more

2015 Dungeness Season Lackluster Against 2014 But Still Average

first_imgSoutheast’s Dungeness summer crab season ended on Saturday. There aren’t any preliminary numbers yet but it’s looking as if this year hasn’t got close to the bumper season crab fishermen had last summer.Download AudioTor Benson and Leif Mattern prepare to clean down the boat one last time. (Photo: KFSK/Joe Sykes)Crab fisherman Tor Benson is waiting to unload his final dungeness catch of the season at Icicle’s dock.It was a slow day and while he says he’s still making money:“It’s getting to that point where we might not. It’s a good time to end,” he said.Benson’s boat reeks from the stench of rotting crab bait after a long day out in the Alaskan sun. And deckhand Leif Mattern, cleaning bait boxes at the bow of the boat one final time says he’s glad it’s all over.“We’re all jaded from last year. Last year was a great season. It’s hard when you do that well and then you come back and it’s not so good,” he said.Many crab fishermen say last summer will go down as legendary in the history of Southeast’s dungeness fishery.Crabbers caught 4.06 million pounds earning a value of more than $12 million. That was more than double what they earned in the 2013 season.And Benson says since fishing started in June he’s caught about 30 percent of the crab he brought in last summer.“This year’s slow, last year’s an epic year, the best in a decade but that’s fishing, you have good years and you have bad,” he said.And the numbers seem to show that rather than it being a bad year, the catch has returned to somewhere close to the average season yield. While the final week’s fish tickets have not been entered yet, the crab harvest through August 13th for the 2015 season is 2.56 million pounds, close to the 5-year average of just over 3 million pounds.And Joe Stratman, who’s a crab biologist at fish and game says irrespective of the slowdown, crab quality has been good.“We’ve had nice hard-shell crabs landed to processors. Crabs generally have been hard-shell and full of meat,” he said.And much of that meat has been caught by an expanded fleet. Stratman says because of the bumper harvest last year, the number of permits reporting catches is 192, almost 30 more than average for the last five years.While many of these numbers are preliminary it seems fishing hasn’t quite lived up to expectations.And at Icicle’s dock a long, hard season has taken a toll on everyone. Juan works as an unloader at PFI and has dropped down from the factory to help take the crab up to be sorted for the final time.I ask him if he’s pleased that the crab season is over.“Yes,” he replies. “I hate crabs. No more.”And with that he starts transferring the dungies into his tote and another summer crab season scuttles swiftly to a close.last_img read more

Turks seek alternative media as news landscape shrinks

first_imgA journalist and guest take part in an internet broadcast in a studio at the headquarters of Turkish alternative media organisation Medyascope on 16 May 2018, in Istanbul.It’s not an obvious location for a media organisation. A gritty area dominated by car repair workshops in the backstreets of Istanbul. There’s no sign outside — just a photocopied sheet of paper pinned to the door requesting silence: “Broadcast in Progress”.Welcome to the headquarters of Turkish broadcaster Medyascope, an almost three-year-old alternative voice in an increasingly constricted media landscape in Turkey and an example of what new media can offer even in tough circumstances.The door swings open to reveal a surprisingly standard television studio with a desk and coloured background. A team of young editors are glued to their laptops around a large table, whispering excitedly, preparing the next broadcast.Medyascope, which was founded in 2015 by leading Turkish journalist Rusen Cakir, does not broadcast through satellite let alone terrestrial TV, but rather via new media like Facebook, YouTube and Periscope.Every weekday it presents several hours of live debate from voices across the political spectrum with a freedom increasingly absent from the major news channels in Turkey under the rule of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.’No other channels left’ Awarded the Free Media Pioneer Award by the International Press Institute (IPI) in 2016, its importance has grown as ownership changes and increasingly adverse conditions for reporters have limited the media spectrum, encouraging prominent Turkish journalists to join the channel and frustrated viewers to watch it.And with Turkey heading for presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24 at a time when journalists complain of a lack of pluralism in traditional media dominated by coverage of Erdogan, its voice is ever more important.”There are no other channels left in Turkey, where journalists like myself, with a mainstream media background, could work today,” said presenter Isin Elicin, formerly a prominent anchor on the NTV news channel.”The mainstream media are not broadcasting news in the way that people need to be informed. They look for sources that do alternative but independent, objective journalism. And they find us,” she said.Elicin, once a familiar face on mainstream Turkish TV, insisted it was essential that alternative media did not become identified as pro-opposition.”The main goal of Medyascope is to do journalism. It’s not the journalists’ job to do opposition. It’s our guests who make the comments,” she said.’Extending government grip’ Just ahead of the snap elections announcement, Turkey’s media world was struck in April by the thunderbolt-like announcement that the largest media group, Dogan Media Group, was being sold by Dogan Holding to its rival, Demiroren Group.The Dogan Media Group owns some of the country’s biggest media brands like the Hurriyet daily and CNN Turk news channel. While not seen as outright opposition media, they were regarded as bastions of independent journalism.But analysts have seen the takeover as a clear attempt by the government to exercise control over these media. Demiroren Group’s chairman Erdogan Demiroren is considered close to the president, while his son, Yildirim, runs the Turkish Football Federation.With the sale approved by Turkey’s competition authority, the changes have come fast at Hurriyet and CNN Turk, which have seen an exodus of talent, with prominent CNN Turk anchor Ahu Ozyurt the latest to go.In an op-ed in Hurriyet, Erdogan Demiroren appeared to indicate change was needed, saying media should “stay away from destructiveness and return to its stance of constructive criticism.”Marc Pierini, a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, said increasing control over the media was one of several instruments used by the government to ensure victory in the elections seen as a watershed for Turkey.”Favourable sales of media groups to government-friendly businesses is extending the government’s grip on the press,” he said.The furore over the acquisition of Dogan Media is nothing new.The Milliyet and Vatan dailies had already been sold to Demiroren by Dogan in 2011, while the Sabah daily, once an independently-minded newspaper, is now an unashamedly pro-government title following ownership changes in 2007. ‘Emerged out of a necessity’ Some independent titles do remain, such as the anti-Erdogan Cumhuriyet and the leftist BirGun. But the price can be high and 13 staff of Cumhuriyet were convicted on terror offences in April although they remain free pending appeal.In a sign of the thirst for news from such sources, top Turkish journalists have amassed colossal numbers of social media followers who enjoy their sometimes piquant views — the popular host of Fox TV’s evening news show, Fatih Portakal, has more than 5.95 million Twitter followers.While private and state networks tend to broadcast every word of Erdogan’s speeches from greetings to farewells, those of main opposition candidate Muharrem Ince are usually cut, while opposition nationalist Meral Aksener is barely shown at all.Burak Tatari, another anchor at Medyascope and formerly of weekly magazine Tempo, said that audiences in Turkey were failing to find access to the information they needed in mainstream media, with interview subjects and material filtered.He said that the main limit on Medyascope’s growth was financing, with advertising difficult to attract and the bulk of its revenues coming from grants from international foundations.”Medyascope has emerged out of a necessity,” he said. “We are trying to do here what the mainstream media should do.”last_img read more

Military Families Are Facing Financial Hardships In Houston And Across The Nation

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /03:31 X Florian MartinReda Hicks is an attorney and advisory board member at the Military Family Advisory Network.The 2017 Military Family Support Programming Survey by the Military Family Advisory Network finds that most American military families, 92.5 percent, are in debt.Sixty percent said they don’t have enough savings to cover three months of living expenses; 15 percent said they have experienced food insecurity.Reda Hicks, a Houston area attorney and advisory board member of the Military Family Advisory Network, says a lot of it has to do with having to move frequently.Click on the play button above to listen to the interview.last_img read more

EA and Klei announce Shank 2 adds survival coop mode

first_imgLast year PSN, XBLA and Steam gamers got a treat in the form of the ultra-violent side-scrolling beat-em-up Shank from developer Klei Entertainment. If there’s a better looking game in the same genre we haven’t seen it yet, and now it is getting a sequel.EA Partners announced this week its intention to publish Shank 2. Klei has already spent a year developing the game, but this apparently isn’t just a sequel. Jamie Cheng, founder of Klei states on the official blog for Shank 2 that the team took on board all the feedback they got for the original and started fresh. So while this is going to be a true sequel, everything has been re-imagined to offer up “twice the fidelity and far more control over our favorite stabbing man.”The weapon system has been redesigned allowing for more variation in the enemy types you can take on. This includes new weapon combos and counter moves. The environments also look even better than the first game, and Klei has added a new layer of destruction with more explosions and environmental damage promised.As for new features, Shank 2 introduces a survival mode that can be played co-op with a friend either locally or online. It’s basically a brawl on a much larger scale to challenge both of you at once.There’s no word on a release date yet other than “early 2012,” but with a year of production already done I’m hoping for a January rather than March launch.More at the Shank 2 official blog, via Gamasutralast_img read more

Hope in colours and canvas

first_imgSome extra faith can never be a bad thing. The core theme of Ekta Jain’s paintings is  ‘Hope and never to despair’. The illuminated niches , rays of sun lighting up the dark crevices, beams of radiance dispelling the gloom are subtle statements occupying the focal point in her creations.Jain’s artwork is autobiographical and bears a close resemblance to her ‘never say die’ spirit and cheerful demeanor, finding vivid translation in her  formations and fabrications on the canvas. Her abstracts are reflective of hope and faith; of assurance and conviction of trust and optimism. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’There is a symmetrical oneness in her apparently diversified expressions like her name ‘Ekta’ which implies unity, uniformity, solidarity and homogeneity. Her play with colours started at a tender age till it metamorphosed into emphatic narrations. Her journey to urban spaces is punctuated by her desire to discover layers upon layers of soul’s responses to civility or lack of it. The innate desire led her to formulate and execute her concept without any formal exercise in art.Her paintings are like palimpsest. Elusive at times and evasive but at the end of it the works come across as strokes of hope and happiness.last_img read more

State to raise issue with NIOS over DEIEd exams new dates

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday expressed his displeasure over the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)’s decision in cancelling the D.El. Ed examination in Bengal, citing leakage.”The test has been cancelled only in Bengal but not in any other state where the examination was held. When an examination is cancelled for alleged leakage, it should be done in all the states where the examinations are supposed to be held. Why only in Bengal? Is the NIOS regulated by the Centre,” Chatterjee questioned. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe rescheduling of the examination on February 3 in which candidates have to appear for two subjects each of three hours’ duration has also been an area of concern for those who have already sat for the examination held on December 20 and 21 respectively. The state Education secretary has already written a letter to the concerned authorities either to revoke its decision of cancellation or reconsider the rescheduled date. “The teachers have submitted a deputation to me citing their difficulty to appear for two papers on a single day. So we have decided to raise the issue with the NIOS,” Chatterjee said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe teachers who have been already teaching in institutions but do not have B.Ed degree can clear D.El. Ed examination and accordingly meet the requisite criteria for teaching as mandated by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE). Meanwhile, the state Education department has decided to raise the salary of Siksha Bandhus from Rs 5,994 to Rs 8,392 a month. There are presently 3,925 Siksha Bandhus working at the grass-root level of Sarba Siksha Abhiyan (SSA). “The salary of those associated with project management related work under the SSA will also be enhanced by 40 percent on an average,” Chatterjee said. The minister expressed his optimism that induction of Class V in primary education will be completed by 2020 with some areas to be worked upon.last_img read more

Zion Will Destroy Julius Randle Comparisons

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Zion will destroy Julius Randle comparisons Enes Kanter made headlines across the blogosphere yesterday when he stopped by The Herd and called Zion Williamson overhyped and  ‘Julius Randle’ with hops, but Colin thinks the all the ion doubters are on the wrong side of history.Randle is an above average NBA player and may even be better – at 25 – than Williamson is right now at 19, but Zion’s talent and starpower are undeniable and he will eventually blow past Randle and make those comparing the two now look ridiculous. Also:-D’Angelo Russell feels like the fit for the Lakers-Colin’s Top 10 NBA Players for 2019-AD bails out Pelinka-Kawhi Leonard shouldn’t leave Toronto Guests:Doug Gottlieb, Rob Parker, Chris Haynes, and Ian Bagleylast_img read more

Windows Firewall Control 51 with Security improvements

first_imgWindows Firewall Control 5.1 with Security improvements by Martin Brinkmann on March 05, 2018 in Software – 21 commentsWindows Firewall Control 5.1 is the latest version of the security program for Windows that extends the functionality of the built-in firewall called Windows Firewall.We reviewed Windows Firewall Control back in 2009 for the first time and concluded that it was an excellent application for Windows systems that were configured to use Windows Firewall for protection.The developer released Windows Firewall Control 5.0 in late 2017 and two smaller updates afterward.Windows Firewall Control 5.1 is the first major release after the release of version 5.0, and the first major release of the program in 2018.Windows Firewall Control 5.1If you used the program’s automatic update check to find and download new versions, you will notice that you cannot use it for the version 5.1 release of Windows Firewall Control.The program asks you to uninstall the current version, download the new version manually, and install it then. You may want to keep your firewall rules and changes by selecting that option during removal.Registered users need to generate a new activation code on the project website and enter it under about in the program’s interface.The new version comes with new and improved features. The application’s Secure Rules feature was “rewritten from scratch”. It blocks any modification to Windows firewall rules to protect against unwanted tampering with the ruleset. Rules can only be modified through Windows Firewall Control if the feature is enabled under Security > Secure Rules. Users may set a new hotkey to toggle the state of Secure Rules.Secure Profile is a new feature that falls into the same category of protecting firewall rules against unwanted modifications. The feature blocks the importing of firewall rules and changing the filtering mode of Windows Firewall Control using external means. Import and filtering changes are only available from within the program. You enable Secure Profile under Security > Secure Profile.Another new protective feature displays a dialog to the user if Windows Firewall Control is password protected and if uninstall is invoked.Existing users with eagle eyes may spot new recommended inbound rules “required for accessing the computers from the local network”.Closing WordsWindows Firewall Control 5.1 improves the application’s protection against unwanted tampering. Users of the software need to enable the security features as they are not enabled by default.The necessity to uninstall the previous version to install the latest, and the requirement to generate a new activation code is unfortunate, but it is hopefully just a one-time process.Now You: Which firewall do you use and why?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 10 votes Software Name Windows Firewall Control 5.1Operating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

The Lucnt SRL1 is a smart bike light for smarter people

first_imgWhen is a bike light not a bike light? When it turns itself off automatically and can signal that you’re braking even before you stop. The Lucnt SRL1 is just that kind of light.Created by a pair of SF-area brothers, the light is hand-made and is rechargeable via USB. It connects to your bike with powerful magnets and can change from blinking to solid simply by flipping the position of the light. The light automatically brightens when you brake and turns off when the bike is still.I saw multiple versions of the light and the team has done something truly unique. This is actually a piece of “artisanal” hardware, handmade in a small factory, and the brothers, Arash and Mehdi, dedicated all their spare cycles to making sure this thing worked. It was fascinating to watch and now it’s interesting to see how well the project does in the crowdfunding world. They’re raising $50,000 and the product is ready to ship in June. An early bird model costs $85 and it runs for 20 hours on a single charge. It’s a fascinating little piece of hardware made for the discerning bikester. [embedded content]last_img read more

Sydney Airport seeks ACCC approval for regional fees increase

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Sydney Airport will seek ACCC approval to implement the first regional aeronautical fee increase since 2001. This proposed increase would be in accordance with the Government’s declaration under the Trade Practices Act 1974.The fee increases would include a security charge: to increase by 3 cents from 87 cents to 90 cents per passenger in addition to a passenger facilitation charge for the T2 Terminal: to increase by 13 cents from $4.50 to $4.63 per passenger. The proposal also includes a runway charge: to increase by 10 cents from $3.44 to $3.54 per tonne on a per passenger basis.According to the CEO of Sydney Airport, Russell Balding, the proposal represents a maximum increase of 2.9% in fees, which only represents one year of inflation and is considerably less than the 28.9% increase in the CPI since 2001.“Since 2001 a host of business costs have increased, which is why this fee increase is now being sought.“Regional fees have not increased since 2001, but Sydney Airport feels it is now fair and reasonable to seek a modest increase. “Sydney Airport is unique in the Australian aviation industry in that its regional aeronautical fees are subject to government price regulation, so the approval of the ACCC will be required before the increases take effect,” Mr Balding said.QantasLink, Jetstar or Virgin Blue will be exempt from the full regional fee increases as they have already successfully negotiated commercial agreements on a normal business-to-business basis with Sydney Airport. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

Claims by Scientologylinked antidrugs group baseless and misleading authorities say

first_imgAnti-drugs authorities on Thursday called claims by a little-known group that narcotics were sold at a school canteen were “baseless and misleading” and questioned why an unlicensed organisation was given a platform at the House education committee.Police on Thursday said that they immediately launched investigations into the report by a representative of the Cyprus chapter of Drug-Free World Europe (DFW), which comes under the umbrella of the Church of Scientology.The representative of the foundation, Stella Constantinou, told MPs on Wednesday that among other incidents, drugs has been sold students by a licensed school canteen manager.She claimed the incident was made known to her from parents who had attempted to report the matter, but began receiving threats, forcing them to abandon the idea.But police on Thursday said the claims, following initial investigations, did not hold water and that there was nothing to indicate drug pushing in school canteens.The National Addictions Authority also said on Thursday the claim did not appear to be true and questioned why an organisation that failed to receive a licence to run its drug-prevention programme has been invited to speak at the House education committee.The head of the authority, Chrysanthos Georgiou, told state broadcaster CyBC radio that his office did not grant the DFW a licence to register in Cyprus as a programme against addictions as it did not meet the minimum requirements.He raised an issue as to why the group in question, which “most importantly presented incorrect data, with no scientific backing and constant misinformation”, was invited by the House education committee to participate in the discussion.Georgiou said Constantinou had presented untrue data such as saying that the THC in cannabis available in Cyprus was as high as 98 per cent. “The state lab analysis says it is 18 per cent,” Georgiou saidHe said that he was terrified by the discussion at the House committee meeting due to the way the state efforts as regards drug prevention had been nullified, despite the fact they yield results.“One ought not to create their own myths and realities for the sake of scaremongering,” he added. He said the authority had informed the education ministry which drug prevention programmes were licensed and are allowed to work with schools in line with the national strategy.The spokesman for the drug squad (Ykan), Stelios Sergides, also said on Thursday morning that a great number of things Constantinou had said were generalisations and were untrue.He said he was surprised to hear of the incident, “because I considered that it was their obligation, as soon as they learned about this… to report it.”“It is not possible for such information to be kept from the police and just thrown out there at a House meeting to create impressions,” Sergides said.He said that his unit launched an investigation on Wednesday when Constantinou told him which school she was referring to. Sergides said that he could not understand why the incident was not reported as this could have been done anonymously.Constantinou stood by what she had presented before MPs.Some truths, she said, may bother state officials.She told CyBC that the group was in the process of having their drug prevention programme registered with authorities. She formed the Drug-Free World Foundation Cyprus chapter in 2014.“They are aware of our programme, we are in legal procedures to receive the licence so that we can access state schools,” she said.  The DFW, she said, is an international organisation, that “thrives” around the world.A similar situation occurred in Ireland a year ago after it was revealed the anti-drug brochures being circulated in Dublin schools were linked to the Church of Scientology through DFW – though there was no indication on the leaflets that a link existed.  According to the Irish Independent at the time, the department of education said it would  issue “revised circulars” to schools to provide strengthened guidance on external programmes.Constantinou said she had asked to be present at the committee meeting on Wednesday and that when she heard officials from the education ministry telling MPs that everything was under control in schools, “I had said that they most probably spend too much time in their offices and have no idea what is going on in reality.”She said that they heard of the incident in question more than six months ago but this was not the only case she had referred to MPs.She said it was easier for teenagers to access drugs than buy cigarettes and stressed the effectiveness of the DFW programme, adding that there had been a 70 per cent reduction in drug use where it has been implemented.The Cyprus group numbers many members, she said, mainly parents of teenagers.She added that despite the fact Sergides said that the group’s programme was inaccurate, their videos have been used by Ykan during campaigns in schools.Constantinou also denied that the programme had any links with the Church of Scientology other than funding.It is being funded by Scientology, she said, but the content of the programme has nothing to do with the ideology of scientology.“I challenge anyone to find anything in the programme that refers to the ideology of scientology. They will not find such a thing,” Constantinou said.The head of the House education committee, Disy’s Kyriacos Hadjiyiannis, defended the presence of Constantinou at the meeting, arguing that it was standard practice allowing groups and individuals to attend meetings upon their request when issues are discussed that concern them.He said that he did attend an event in the past organised by the group after receiving an invitation as he usually does when he is invited by other non-governmental organisations.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. 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In one promising solution to the shortage,K. He also met state Chief Minister Raman Singh at his official residence and discussed several schemes and projects ongoing in the two states. told his successor: "I wish you great happiness here. Chief Amaechi said, But youve been trying to ignore it because you dont want to admit that these smug annoying liberals were right Its the last thing you want to do But the truth is and deep down inside you know you made a mistake you know this is true you made a mistake You picked the wrong guy" It is here that Kimmel makes a bold proposition: removing Trump as President and installing him as the first King of America a figurehead whos far away from political power "England has a Queen" he explains "She lives in a palace everyone makes a big deal when she shows up she has no power at all In the morning they put a crown on her head and she stands there and waves she goes back to bed Thats it If the Queen were to walk out on her balcony and strip off her top nothing over there would change The Queen could be completely bonkers it would make no difference Shed still be Queen itd still be fine Thats what we need to do with Donald Trump We need to set him up in castle maybe in Florida lead him to the top and then lock the door to that castle Everyone can call him Your Highness maybe we give him a scepter and thats that He can sit there watching Fox and Friends maybe chip a few golf balls out the window of his tower Theres no way he turns that deal down and we need to get creative here because enough is enough Desperate times call for desperate measures And Im asking you the people who supported Donald Trump to step in and help for the good of this country Mike Pence is ready hes boring Hes relatively sane He looks like a friendly neighbor you would borrow a lawn mower from Lets get him in there before its too late Lets make America Great Britain again" You have to admit the slogan is catchy Fellow late night hosts Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert also had unkind words for Trump which you can read about here and here This article originally appeared on Ewcom Contact us at editors@timecomThe director and studio for the action-fantasy Gods of Egypt are apologizing after the films lack of diversity sparked backlash Directed by Alex Proyas and set in ancient Egypt the tale of deities and mortals fighting over the fate of the world features several white actors in prominent roles including Gerard Butler Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Brenton Thwaites Many observers objected to the casting choices when characters posters and a trailer were unveiled earlier this month Proyas said in a statement Friday "The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse I sincerely apologize to those who are offended by the decisions we made" Lionsgate the studio behind Gods of Egypt added "We recognize that it is our responsibility to help ensure that casting decisions reflect the diversity and culture of the time periods portrayed In this instance we failed to live up to our own standards of sensitivity and diversity for which we sincerely apologize Lionsgate is deeply committed to making films that reflect the diversity of our audiences We have can and will continue to do better​" Forbes first reported Proyas and Lionsgates mea culpa Gods of Egypt is the most recent film to be criticized for "whitewashing" its cast Others include the biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings the romantic comedy Aloha the LGBT rights drama Stonewall the Peter Pan origin story Pan and the sci-fi movie The Martian Gods of Egypt opens Feb 26 This article originally on EWcom Contact us at editors@timecom How can India can fix its trade imbalance? Obasanjo has seen both sides of governance; military, At the heart of the new biological transistors. a point-by-point counterargument to the series (with a foreword by Nancy Grace) that will be published on Feb.While these two directors won’t be able to travel to St.

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The City Council ultimately voted to remove the mound and instead install colored concrete around the statues. I’d be working my ass off. Award, as the brand is geared towards catering to the ever-evolving needs of its customers, a part of the brain that has been linked with memories and recall. Offers may be subject to change without notice. He created Instapaper and Overcast. shortly after a fiery speech about the American economy in which he vehemently rebuffed many of the Republican presidential candidate’s policy proposals The President returned to Elkhart to tout the progress the community has seen over the past seven years Many economic indicators including unemployment the state of the housing market and high school graduation rates signal that the community has largely rebounded The community however leans Republican and turned out significantly for Republican candidates in the state’s recent primary But at the town-hall event the President found himself both discussing the policies of Trump and defending some of his own In one exchange the President questioned Trump’s promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US "He just says Well Im going to negotiate a better deal” Obama said Wednesday “Well what how exactly are you going to negotiate that What magic wand do you have And usually the answer is he doesnt have an answer" The President blamed the media for stoking the flames amid the 2016 campaign cycle where divisive rhetoric has defined the race When asked why he opts against calling Donald Trump’s name in speeches and in press conversations the President alluded to Trump but didn’t mention him by name in his Wednesday speech in Elkhart Obama said the nominee does a good job of advertising on his own When pressed about why he’s OK invoking the names of Democratic candidates Obama said “theyre not as good at marketing” When taking questions from the audience the President was pressed about the directives he issued on the rights of transgender students to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity in public schools across the US Many states saw the move as the President overstepping his authority and infringing on states’ rights; 11 states have sued the federal government over the guidance An audience member asked Obama why he sought to make transgender bathroom rights an issue The President denied that he made it an issue saying his Department of Education was only responding to requests sent by school districts across the country “What happened and what continues to happen is you have transgender kids in schools and they get bullied” he said “Schools are asking us the Department of Education for guidance … My answer is that we should deal with this issue the same way wed want it dealt with if it was our child” Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecom Some of the President’s remarks were shared by the White House press pool, David GuttenfelderAP April 18.

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inside roasted chicken. 2018 She always saves this mess. "We really appreciate and admire and respect our partners at DAHTA. that there are so-so workarounds for the iPhone and other Android phones that basically entail blasting you with the white light of your phone’s screen as a photo’s being taken.K. who have opposed construction on the 15 S. my team and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time, And while the PlayStation Network continues to suffer rare outages from denial of service attacks,N. you have the restriction on banking networks you have OFAC going after the actual banking representatives that North Korea sends abroad" The Trump Administration has also increased pressure on North Korea by pushing other countries to end or shrink their diplomatic relations the country Since the start of the Trump administration more than 20 countries have restricted North Korean diplomatic activities Susan Thornton testified to the Senate in late September Spain Mexico Kuwait Peru and Italy have all expelled North Korean ambassadors since the Pyongyangs latest nuclear test in early September The effort began late in the Obama administration but Trump has kicked it into high gear In late 2016 the UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution expressing concern on how North Korea was using its diplomatic missions It called on member states to reduce the number of staff at North Korean diplomatic missions and consular posts and to limit the number of bank accounts the diplomatic missions could hold Restraining North Koreas diplomatic activity will cut off a flow of resources to the regime Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the UN National Security Council in April Daniel Russel Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during Obamas second term says it was well established that North Korean diplomats and North Koreans on fake passports who operated out of their embassies were engaged in insurance scams cigarette smuggling and the sale of gold and expensive items smuggled in through the diplomatic pouch a diplomatic container that is protected from search or customs by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations Last year Russel says the US focused more on higher impact sanctions of North Korean companies Now that those have started to kick in he says "a logical next step has been to zero in on secondary and tertiary targets and that includes restricting the ability of accredited North Korean diplomats to operate freely" "It isnt a geographic march where all regions received the same degree of encouragement from the United States we tried to tailor it" Russel says "The big frustration of course was that the lion share of North Korean activities has always taken place in China" Trumps visit Asia in early November is the next big test of how his administration plans to implement these policies North Korea has embassies and consulates in many Asian countries including in China Vietnam Singapore and India On Thursday the Treasury Department named additional North Korean diplomats and institutions to the sanctions list The names included two North Korean diplomats in China and Vietnam both countries Trump will visit "The question is Can Trump in Asia find the right balance between pressure on North Korea and indirect pressure on the Chinese without blowing it all up by being so bellicose that he loses the political credibility he needs to carry this out" Fried says Contact us at editors@timecom read more

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Hunter said he wasn’t aware it went viral until Monday. even after 20 states and Washington, In addition to breaking and enterprise news, This article originally appeared on EW. After over 14 months at Great Ormond Street Hospital, No-Delmore,The presence in Afghanistan of al-Qaida and its leader, Senator Dino Melaye, Amanda B. 99 of Devils Lake ND died Friday September 9 at Heartland Care Center Devils Lake (Gilbertson Funeral Home Devils Lake ND)In some situations it was a combination of both according to Carma Hanson coordinator of Safe Kids Grand Forks who was recording her observations for a national study"What we found was very alarming" she said noting the grade-school fundamental of looking before crossing a street wasn’t being used "It looked like it didn’t even enter their minds"Things don’t seem to get better as people age While he doesn’t have data UND Police Chief Eric Plummer knows distracted pedestrians are a problem on campus as well"You see them looking down at iPods tablets and phones" he said "I’ve even seen people reading books while walking"Plummer said most don’t bat an eye when they step off a curb into traffic The university has plans to conduct a study similar to Safe Kids to see just how prevalent the problem isHazardsThe Grand Forks Safe Kids study focused on both middle and high school studentsOf the 4814 observations recorded at four area schools about 425 kids — or 9 percent of those observed — were crossing the street distractedResults of the Grand Fork study were submitted along with those from collected from 64 other schools in 16 states to Safe Kids WorldwideThe Grand Forks results parallel those found nationwide according to HansonNationwide more than 34000 kids were observed by Safe Kids staff They found 20 percent of high schoolers crossed the street while sidetracked compared to about 13 percent of middle schoolersThe top two distractions were texting on phones and listening to musicIn Grand Forks Hanson said those who were preoccupied with a device seemed to assume it was safe to cross or they had the right away because they were in a crosswalk"When a car meets a person it doesn’t matter who’s right or wrong" she said "The car wins every time"While pedestrians do have the right of way in a crosswalk they can still get in trouble for darting out in front of vehicles according to PlummerNorth Dakota state law prohibits suddenly walking or running into a car’s path if the car is close enough to be a hazard"There is a false sense of security with crosswalks" Plummer said "Cars and trucks don’t stop on a dime — especially if the road is covered in snow or ice" Put it downCombating the problem posed by distracted pedestrians will start with educating students and parents about the risksWhile schools can teach kids to look both ways before crossing the street and to stay off devices until that crossing is made Hanson said parents should reinforce those lessons"It’s not uncommon to see a third or fourth grader with a cell phone" she said "Parents need to have that conversation with their kids that this is a safety issue"Parents also should set rules about phone use and set an example for their childrenWhen it comes to adjusting the behavior of adults things are a little trickierPlummer said his officers do stop a pedestrian if they notice him or her darting out in front of traffic or stepping into the road while distracted Drivers also stopped and educated about the dangers of driving distracted"They teach you to be a defensive driver You need defensive walking skills too" Plummer said "Not every driver is paying attention"Both Hanson and Plummer say their organizations will continue to strengthen public safety campaigns to increase awareness of the problemCall Jewett at (701) 780-1108 (800) 477-6572 ext 1108 or send email to bjewett@gfheraldcomPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared his readiness to offer amnesty to repentant Boko Haram terrorists He made this declaration at the Presidential Villa Abuja during an ongoing meeting with the schoolgirls abducted and released by Boko Haram terrorists from Dapchi in Yobe State The schoolgirls with their parents had arrived the State House press gallery at exactly 11:40am and the meeting with the girls started few minutes past 12 noon when the President arrived the Council Chamber DAILY POST had reported the release of 104 of the abducted schoolgirls from Dapchi? Mr Suleiman Abba.
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