CALGARY – The mayor of Calgary says Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s plan to cut the number of Toronto city councillors and cancel votes for other municipal elections is “tinpot dictator stuff.”Ford said Friday his Progressive Conservative government will introduce legislation to cut the number of seats to 25 from 47 and cancel planned elections for regional chair positions in several Greater Toronto Area communities. Ford’s announcement came the day nominations for those seats were to close.“For you to say to those folks who put their lives on hold only because they want to do public service, ‘By the way, the job you’re running for doesn’t exist any more’ — that’s unconscionable,” Nenshi said.“That is a direct affront on democracy. That is tinpot dictator stuff.”Nenshi said Toronto city council may have its problems. But changing the rules on nomination day — especially when Ford made no mention of it during his own recent election campaign — is the wrong way to address them.“You don’t do that on nomination day. You don’t do that after you’ve just run an election in which you’ve never mentioned this.”Nenshi also pointed out that one of the cancelled elections was being contested by Patrick Brown, whose resignation as Ontario Progressive Conservative leader opened the door for Ford’s successful bid.“You don’t cancel elections where your political rival was running for an office.”Nenshi urged Toronto Mayor John Tory to fight the proposed legislation, because it could ultimately affect all Canadian mayors.“I would strongly suggest and support Mayor Tory in saying we’ve got to find a legal answer to what the limits of provincial authority are here.“It’s not just for Toronto. It’s for all of us.”(CHQR, The Canadian Press)
In a first of its kind program, GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Ashanti has released her newest single, “Let’s Go,” but needs fans’ help to bring it to life.Until fans hydrate the song with digital water by using the hashtag #DrinkUpAshanti on social media, the song is low-fi and the video is stripped down. The more donations, the better the sound and sharper the video, until it’s ready for everyone to download and enjoy.This collaboration is Ashanti’s latest work with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Drink Up effort, which encourages everyone to drink more water more often.“With their hard work and creativity, groups like Drink Up have encouraged people across the country to drink more water, and they have helped increase demand for — and sales of — healthier products,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “From talking fountains to surfing competitions and now through partnerships with artists like Ashanti, Drink Up is proving that if we promote healthier options in fun and exciting ways, and make those options affordable and accessible for families, we can continue to make the healthy choice the easy choice.”By using the hashtag #DrinkUpAshanti, anyone can help replenish the single and music video, which are available at DrinkUpAshanti.com. The more often the hashtag appears on Instagram or Twitter, the more ‘hydrated’ the single becomes, until eventually the complete song is released.Simultaneously, the song’s video will transform from a black, white and gray color scheme to a gorgeous, richly colored palette that features flowers created by the aggregated tweets. Fans will also be able to go on DrinkUpAshanti.com and see which aspects of the video their tweets brought to life.“I love that my song is being used to encourage people to make a really easy choice: drinking more water every day,” Ashanti said. “It’s even more rewarding when it’s being done in a creative, positive way. Drinking water is in … it’s just cool and sexy. You are what you drink, so drink up. It’s also a pleasure to work with the First Lady again to help make the healthy choice the easy choice.”Previously, Ashanti lent her talents to Partnership for a Healthier America by participating in an album titled, Songs for a Healthier America released in 2014.Led by PHA, Drink Up was launched in 2013 to encourage people to drink more water more often. “Let’s Go” will be released in four phases, from dehydrated to hydrated. Each time someone uses the hashtag, they will be able to see and hear the results of their contribution. The song will fill in little by little, and once fully hydrated, it will be released for sale on iTunes.“This collaboration with Ashanti is a whole new way for a brand and an artist to work together, and we are looking forward to seeing how quickly Ashanti’s fans can make her newest single drop,” said Drew Nannis, PHA’s chief marketing officer.The #DrinkUpAshanti social campaign and music video have been created by ad agencies Y&R (Young & Rubicam) and VML New York.For more information about Ashanti, visit: ashantithisisme.com. For more information about Drink Up, visit www.YouAreWhatYouDrink.org
Chris StewartAPTN National NewsThe construction of BC Hydro’s Site C Dam cleared a major hurdle this summer after approval of some permits by Ottawa.Treaty 8 members from B.C. and Alberta, however, are continuing their opposition to the massive project they say will damage their water supply.Now a group whose goal is to protect water in Canada has joined the fight.
Rabat – Israeli troops killed a Palestinian protesters and injured at least 63 others during demonstrations against Israeli occupation on Friday, September 27.The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that Israeli forces shot 32 injured victims during the protests.The Palestinian demonstrators rallied yesterday, September 27, as part of weekly anti-Israel protesters known as the Great March of Return. Read Also: Moroccan Official: Israeli’s Violations Against Palestine Constitute ‘Constant Source of Tension’The protest campaign has been running since March 2018.Israeli forces fired tear gas and live gunshots at the protesters to prevent them from reaching the fence of the borders.Israeli forces have killed more than 200 protesters, while thousands others have sustained injuries since March 2018.Several Arab states, including Morocco have been condemning Israeli violations against Palestinians.Earlier this month, Morocco’s government urged the members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete steps to end Israeli violations against the legitimate rights of Palestinians.On September 15, Secretary of State to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mounia Boucetta said at the emergency meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that the persistent violations by the Israeli authorities “undermine the two-state solution and hinder international efforts to revive the peace process.”Boucetta added that Israel’s violations against the legitimate rights of Palestinians constitute a “constant source of tension, extremism, hatred, and instability” in the Middle East.
“UN staff began returning on Saturday and Sunday to Kabul after a security assessment that flew in to Bagram air base early Saturday morning,” spokesperson Stephanie Bunker told reporters in Islamabad.The UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Mike Sackett, along with other senior UN relief officials in Kabul, visited relief offices and addressed their staff. Ms. Bunker said that with the security situation improving, the UN planned to send more international staff back as soon as possible. “National Afghan staff are already working, including women,” she noted. The UN is using the Bagram air base pending a mine assessment of the Kabul airport, according to Antonio Donini, Deputy Coordinator in the UN Coordinator’s Office.Afghans returning to areas such as Kandahar and villages to the north may encounter dangers from mines or ordnance, according to Mr. Donini. UN mine action staff today began a special training programme aimed at enabling them to survey, identify and mark off sub-munitions and ordnance. The situation in Kabul was reported to be “relatively calm, but fragile,” he said, with buses moving and trucks reportedly travelling from Peshawar into Afghanistan as far as Jalalabad. Security assessments of UN offices in Kabul revealed that at least eight vehicles and seven radios were missing. An assessment of Mazar-i-Sharif, meanwhile, found large-scale looting, with the UN having reportedly lost “all vehicles, radios, and communications equipment” in that city, Mr. Domini said.
“In many countries, even in the Ministry of Health… sometimes the regulations about the International Health Regulations are not well known, so I think that there is a question of information communication, there is a question of capacities, there is a question of compliance to the rules; that’s very important,” said Didier Houssin, newly-elected Chair of the Review Committee on the Role of International Health Regulations in the Ebola Outbreak and Response.The 68th World Health Assembly in May 2015 set a mandate for a Review Committee on response to the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed more than 11,300 lives to date mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, to recommend steps to improve the functioning, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency of the regulations, and to strengthen preparedness and response for future emergencies with health consequences.In a press conference after the committee’s two-day meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Mr. Houssin said the review will divided by three working groups – one on communications to define the flow of information from the World Health Organization (WHO) to member States, a second to address capacities, epidemiology, points of entry, surveillance and a third to evaluate member states’ compliance to rules and governance of international health regulations.“The International Health Regulations…are a very important legal instrument in order to improve the global health security; that’s an instrument for public health to protect the health of the population in the world and it’s existing since several decades and it has been modified in 2005,” Mr. Houssin said. “And, of course, it has strengths and weaknesses and, recently, the Ebola outbreak suggested that probably there were things to improve in these Regulations.”He said the committee requested from the WHO to inform it about the various methods of compliance which can be used in international laws, Mr. Houssin said.“In some sectors, for example, there is almost no imposition, nothing imperative; for example, human rights,” he said. “On the other hand, you have, at the other extreme, weapons and nuclear activities where there are sanctions, controls [and] inspections. Well, with the International Health Regulations there is no sanction but we observe that there is not a good compliance.”“So, we have to find the right balance and probably encouraging mechanisms, incentives, publicity, transparency, benchmarking are the ways that we will explore but at this stage it’s too early to say what will be our recommendation,” he said.“We are going to explore all the possibilities,” he said.He said the recommendations are expected to be presented to the next World Health Assembly that is in May 2016.In her opening address to the committee, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said on Monday that “the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak likely represents our best chance ever to transform the world’s response to epidemics and other health emergencies.”
Two men were targeted in a homophobic knife attack by young boys as charities urge the public to “take action and to come out for LGBT people”.The men, aged in their 30s and who have not been identified, were approached by three boys aged 12-15 who made homophobic insults towards them before one of them produced a knife and assaulted the men.One of the victims sustained injuries to his head and neck described as serious but non-life threatening while the second sustained a minor hand injury. The incident occurred in Liverpool on Saturday night as the two men were walking home. Both were taken to hospital for treatment and were left incredibly shaken by the incident.A scene remains in place on Manningham Road and extensive enquiries are ongoing in the area as Merseyside police launched a hunt for the attackers and urged any witnesses or people with CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.Detective Inspector Tara Denn said: “This was an appalling and unprovoked attack on two men simply making their way home and we are working tirelessly to locate those responsible. 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. “Two men have been left with significant injuries tonight and the hate and violence that has been inflicted on them is simply unacceptable and won’t be tolerated on the streets of Merseyside. Laura Russell, the charity’s director of campaigns, policy and research, said: “We’re still not living in a society where every LGBT person is free to be themselves and live without fear of discrimination and abuse.“From our research into hate crime, we know that four in five anti-LGBT hate crimes go unreported, with younger people particularly reluctant to go to the police. That’s why we’re working with police services across Britain and the Crown Prosecution Service to better support LGBT people reporting abuse.”She added: “However there is more all of us can to do to make sure attacks like this no longer happen. We need people who believe in equality to take action and to come out for LGBT people. If you want a society where everyone feels safe, do something about it today and support LGBT charities, communities and your LGBT friends and family.” “There is absolutely no place for hate crime in society and we know how much of a massive impact it has on victims. I want to reach out to the LBGT community, who I know will be deeply saddened by this news, and reassure you that we stand with you and if you report such incidents to the police, we will do our utmost to support and protect you and bring those responsible to justice.”The knife attack comes after earlier this month two women were subjected to a homophobic attack which left them covered in blood after they refused to kiss on a bus.Melania Geymonat, 28, said the attack on her and her partner, Chris, happened while they were on a London night bus travelling to Camden Town.A group of young men began harassing them when they discovered the women were a couple, asking them to kiss while making sexual gestures. When they refused they were physically attacked. An image of the bloodied couple went viral on social media.Stonewall, the leading LGBT rights charity, said that the attack in Merseyside marks the third serious incident to make headlines this pride month and is yet “another upsetting reminder of how much we still have to do for LGBT equality”.
csaszarFTCFTC PLERgulyasivancsiknagyperezpesicplerschuchveszprem ← Previous Story France (Round 13): PSG Handball finishes first part of the season without losing points Next Story → Eduardo Gallardo submits Argentina’s provisional list for Spain 2013 After a really successful half season the MKB‘s players are waiting for the holidays and the other trainings with the national teams for the World Championship. After the last match in the Hungarian Championship against FTC – PLER KC, the Veszprémer guys are ready to have resort with well-deserved rest. Veszprém played on a lower activity, but after all PLER had no chance to keep the two points on the home field in Budapest. MKB won the match 36:23. Congratulations to MKB Veszprém KC and wish a merry christmas for every player and a same fabulous second season.The goalscorers: Péter Gulyás 2, Gergő Iváncsik 6, Timuzsin Schuch 1, Gábor Császár 7, Tamás Iváncsik 4, Carlos Perez 6, László Nagy 3, Iman Jamali 1, Zivan Pesic 1, Renato Sulic 5.”TEXT: Tóth Balázs
Blue Microphones announced the second generation Mikey iPod/iPod Touch/iPhone microphone back in June, but it seems to have been delayed several months. We’ll it’s here now–just about. On Monday the 15th, you’ll be able to get Mikey 2G at Amazon or Apple.com for $79.99. The original earned a lot of fans as a plug-and-play mic for Apple devices that was able to record CD-quality sound. Now the second generation upgrades the first with improved circuitry for better recording at higher volumes. It also now features a 3.5mm line-input for direct recording from sources like a guitar or mixer.The Mikey 2G offers a 230-degree range of adjustability with seven positions. That means you can position it perfectly for whatever you’re recording: a lecture, voice notes, live music, interviews, or anything else. It also now comes with a carrying case. Like the original, it offers stereo condenser capsules and three selectable gain settings. Note that it doesn’t work with the iPad or iPhone 4, which use different input technology. Blue says an updated version is coming. But when? AdChoices广告
Friday 2 Dec 2016, 10:43 PM Dec 2nd 2016, 10:43 PM By Órla Ryan Book returned to Tralee Library 67 years late The borrower avoided a €1,200 fine. 17,264 Views 14 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share153 Tweet Email A BOOK HAS been returned to Tralee Library 67 years late.Kerry Library has been running a fines amnesty and in a statement said: “It’s never too late to return a book to the library.” Short URL Source: Twitter Source: TwitterAnyone who returns an overdue book this week won’t be fined.The borrower who returned Ruby of a Thousand Dreams 67 years late avoided a €1,200 fine.Read: Liveblog: The Late Late Toy Show 2016Read: Leo Varadkar tells Willie O’Dea to “chill” over his new DJ job http://jrnl.ie/3117462
Apr 5th 2019, 9:20 AM Share182 Tweet Email File photo 7,344 Views Short URL A DOMESTIC ABUSE support service helped 76 women and 100 children over a 24-hour period.Aoibhneas, which is based in Dublin, today released the results of a one-day census to mark its 30th anniversary.The census was conducted from 9am on 24 January to 9am on 25 January 2019.In just 24 hours, 76 women accessed direct support through refuge (nine), outreach service (55) and the helpline (12).In the same time frame, 100 children received direct or indirect support through refuge (19), outreach service (80) and the helpline (one).Despite receiving three crisis referrals from women seeking refuge, Aoibhneas was in a position to only accommodate one family.As a result of this, at 12.30am on 24 January a woman and child were admitted to the refuge. Aoibhneas also welcomed six children into the refuge, these children were reunited with their mother who was already resident in the service.In any one day the organisation said it takes on a wide range of interventions.On the day in question this included emotional support, practical support, child-related support, safety supports, court preparation and accompaniment, therapeutic group support, developmental play, breakfast club, play therapy and art therapy.Representatives from the service accompanied three families access legal and safety supports by separately accompanying them to court, a garda station and a solicitor’s appointment.18 different nationalitiesOn 24 January, 18 different nationalities were supported across the service including three women who do not satisfy the habitual residence condition and therefore have no access to payments or housing.Community education and training form part of Aoibhneas’ outreach service to promote best practice care and to help change societal attitudes to support a reduction in domestic abuse. On this day, the organisation conducted onsite domestic abuse training with nine public health nurses. Source: AoibhneasEmma Reidy, Aoibhneas’ manager, said the figures show a service will like “is very much needed”.Reidy said the refuge operates at capacity and the organization has to turn away an average of 400 families every year. https://jrnl.ie/4577868 By Órla Ryan File photo Image: Shutterstock/lola1960 6 Comments Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge. Friday 5 Apr 2019, 9:20 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/lola1960 We are actively seeking access to step-down accommodation to facilitate our holding on to families for longer periods after completing a refuge stay to promote continued recovery and healing within our service.Cristina Santamaria, chairperson of Aoibhneas’ board of directors, said the organisation is committed to finding “long-term solutions that promote women and children to live without the fear or threat of abuse in their homes”.Aoibhneas was established 30 years ago in a three-bedroom flat in Ballymun and is now the largest refuge in the Dublin area, providing crisis accommodation to 10 families at any one time in a purpose-built facility in Coolock.As well as refuge provision, Aoibhneas now operates a 24-hour helpline and a range of community-based supports including education and training, an outreach service, an accompaniment service, a drop-in service, a childcare service and a post-refuge support service.More information about its services can be read here.Need help? Support is available: If you have been affected by domestic abuse and would like to talk, contact the below numbers or visit SafeIreland.ie.Aoibhneas: 01 867 0701Women’s Aid: 1800 341 900Amen (for men): 046 902 3718
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Athens Journalists’ Union (ESIEA) called a 48-hour strike from 6 a.m. on Wednesday on TV and radio stations to protest the closure of state broadcaster ERT.ESIEA said newspaper journalists would strike on Thursday for 24 hours.There was also a six-hour stoppage on TV and radio on Tuesday after the government announced it would closing ERT and later opening a new broadcaster with fewer employees.Despite the signal to ERT’s TV channels being lost shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, employees at the broadcasters headquarters in Athens and Thessaloniki refused to leave the buildings and managed to resume broadcasts via digital TV and the Internet.The Communist Party (KKE) also offered the frequency of its TV station, 902, to rebroadcast ERT’s programs.Thousands of people protesting the broadcaster’s closure had gathered outside ERT’s headquarters in northeastern Athens.A number of political leaders, including SYRIZA’s Alexis Tsipras and Independent Greeks’ Panos Kammenos, visited the building to express their solidarity with the protestors.The European Federation of Journalists condemned the decision to shut down ERT. “These plans are simply absurd,” said EFJ president Mogens Blicher-Bjerregård. “It will be a major blow to democracy, to media pluralism and to journalism as a public good in Greece, thus depriving citizens from their right to honest, level-headed and unbiased information. But it will also mean the loss of many journalists’ jobs across the country.”Source: Kathimerini
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Children’s Festival will benefit from $100,000 over four years thanks to the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams said he was delighted to be supporting the event attended by more than 10,000 people each year.“The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government will continue to support the Children’s Festival, which brings together more than 35 youth groups from diverse backgrounds,” Mr Williams said.“It has been a pleasure to attend the Children’s Festival, and I look forward to joining in on the celebrations with the community again in the future.”Liberal Candidate for East Hills Wendy Lindsay said the funding demonstrated the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to supporting multicultural communities.“It is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to share their talents and culture with the broader NSW community,” Ms Lindsay said.“This funding will ensure there is a strong future for the Children’s Festival and the event will benefit small businesses and the local tourism economy.”Children’s Festival President Thuat Nguyen OAM, welcomed the funding announcement.“This is great news for the Children’s Festival. The funding will support us to meet the costs of staging the festival and help hire cleaners to maintain the ovals, and parking marshals to monitor the car park and surrounding streets,” Mr Nguyen said.The festival is held annually in Sydney, Bankstown and Campbelltown.Over the last year, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has provided more than $23 million to multicultural communities.
Virus informatique : Cameron Diaz arrive en tête des personnalités les plus dangereuses du NetÉtats-Unis – MacAfee a rendu public son classement des noms de personnalités conduisant à un site infecté sur les moteurs de recherche. En tête, Cameron Diaz a été élue “personnalité la plus dangereuse du Web”.Bien malgré elle, Cameron Diaz est utilisée par les hackers et autres escrocs du Net pour attirer les internautes vers des sites infectés par des virus. C’est le résultat de l’étude menée par MacAfee, société de sécurité informatique, concernant l’emploi détourné des noms de personnages publics sur les moteurs de recherche. Lorsque le nom de l’actrice américaine est tapé sur le web, les résultats affichés contiennent 10% de sites infectés. Cameron Diaz devance Julia Roberts dans ce classement. Le 20 août 2010 à 11:44 • Emmanuel Perrin
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is set to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window after falling out of favour with new manager Maurizio Sarri.The Spanish midfielder has started just one of the West London club’s 19 Premier League matches to date this campaign, appearing as a substitute just four times, according to Football EspanaFabregas has been linked with a number of European clubs including Milan, Valencia and Atletico Madrid, but the report gives no indication of his next destination.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…Fabregas moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2014 from Barcelona and was key to the Chelsea squad that won the Premier league in the 2015/2016 season.He is due to celebrate his 32nd birthday in May and will be looking forward to join a club before then.Sarri, since his arrival has made his intention not to use some players known to the public.
While the discussions are preliminary, both community leaders expressed a need to work together moving forward to see if sharing water and wastewater lines makes sense. A trade of Soldotna water for Kenai sewer may pencil out in the future. While the determination of the impact to the Kenai River’s minnows and other feeder fish hasn’t yet been quantified, Anderson says in the long run other options should be considered. Kenai Vice Mayor Tim Navarre: “Is there savings to the two cities to working together on sewer and water? We will flush that out and see what happens.” Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson: “It bothers me, at least, that we are dumping anything into the Kenai River.” Kenai Vice Mayor Tim Navarre: “We do treat it, we do have good water now…but there is a cost associated with that year after year.” Both cities also treat their wastewater to standards, but the discharge of the effluent may become a problem for Soldotna. While both cities treat their water streams, Soldotna has a head start in getting to standards. Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson: “It’s just what’s there naturally from the dissolved minerals and things that we don’t happen to have in ours.” Kenai Vice Mayor Tim Navarre: “That costs them, to be able to dump it into the Kenai River, ’cause that is where their sewer treatment plant is. Ous is out at the inlet, it gets mixed with the tide.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson: “Kenai and Soldotna have competed on things for so long, it really doesn’t make sense. We need to work together for the common good of all citizens, and that is what I see happening.” Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-officials-consider-joining-kenai-soldotna-sewer-water-lines-1.mp3VmDorene-on-officials-consider-joining-kenai-soldotna-sewer-water-lines-1.mp300:00RPd City of Soldotna Public Works Director Kyle Kornelis says the current system meets EPA standards for copper and zinc in the river, metals that are picked up from plumbing, but they want to stay ahead of potential regulatory changes in the future.
See it All the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max rumors Apple iPhone XS See It Now playing: Watch this: Apple iPhone 11: The top 5 rumors Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $999 14 hidden iPhone features in iOS 13 you need to know about 12 Photos See All Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 14 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple Pencil Mini for iPhoneOn Aug. 7, Samsung launched the absolutely stunning Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus. A key feature of the Note is its S-Pen stylus. Over a decade ago, when companies first released capacitive touchscreen phones like the iPhone, a big selling point was that you didn’t need a stylus to navigate them. Though I have fond memories of using a stylus on the resistive touch display of my Palm Treo 680, as soon as I tried that screen on the original iPhone, I was immediately hooked on the fact that my finger became, to quote Steve Jobs, “the best pointing device in the world.”In its current form, the Apple Pencil might be a bit unwieldy to use on an iPhone. But a mini version might not. Oscar Gutierrez/CNET But it’s no longer 2007 and despite Jobs’ stand against the stylus, there’s now the Apple Pencil, which provides a fantastic experience on the iPad. As the iPhone’s screen has grown over the years, I can’t help but imagine how wonderful an Apple Pencil Mini would be. Doubly wonderful would be if I could also use it on an iPad.Symmetrical buttons have got to goThe button layout on the iPhone X, XS and XS Max is a one-handed obstacle course. Whenever you don’t have a solid hold on the phone or want to change the volume, you risk dropping the device. Recalling the iPhone 4 “antennagate” controversy, I wonder if I’m holding it wrong. But I’m not. The volume buttons don’t need to be directly across the screen from the power button. Seriously, I take so many accidental screenshots, my gallery is full of images of my lock screen. Stagger the buttons so there’s room to put a finger for the extra leverage I occasionally need to change the volume.Or place all of the buttons on one side. Google took a similar approach with the Pixel 3 and I’ve never had issues on it.Backside reverse wireless chargingNow that Apple has wireless charging for the iPhone and on certain AirPods cases, it makes sense that the back of the iPhone 11 could have reverse wireless charging to juice up your headphones.Imagine being able to juice up your AirPods on the back of your iPhone. Angela Lang/CNET Of course, if Apple added this feature, the natural progression would be to wonder about the Apple Watch. Imagine how wonderful it would be to only need only one charger while traveling. You’d charge your iPhone and simply place your Apple Watch on the back to top off the battery.A rainbow of colors or high-end finishesThe iPhone XR, besides being the best value iPhone you can currently buy, comes in six colors just like Apple’s original logo. But it would be great for the flagship models to come in more colors and finishes, too. Yes, most people keep their phones in a case, so who cares about colors? I do and I know I’m not alone.I’m not saying the iPhone 11 needs to be offered in the same bold colors as the iPhone XR line, but what about trying out something other than black and white? Sure there are the occasional variations of gold or Product Red models, but those still aren’t quite enough. And there’s a fine line between pushing Apple to look past its tasteful black-and-white scheme and pushing the company to offer a powder blue version like a tuxedo maker in the ’70s. Luckily Apple’s design team has much better taste than a ’70s tuxedo maker.The back on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10. Angela Lang/CNET But when I see the gorgeous finish on the Huawei P30 Pro or the vibrant iridescence of the Galaxy Note 10, I have to wonder what Apple could bring to the table for the iPhone Pro. Maybe it’s not coloring at all. Maybe it’s materials like ceramic, which was used on a special edition of the Apple Watch several years ago, or titanium and ceramic like we saw on the stunning Essential Phone.I hate the notchI get it. Since late 2017/early 2018, every new phone has seemed to adopt a notch. The idea behind it was to increase the amount of screen and reduce bezels. The iPhone notch’s utility and the way the screen wraps around it are an incredible feat of engineering. But it’s ugly. I get used to it in daily use, but there are still moments when I see a video or photo of the phone and realize how ridiculous the notch is.I don’t think iPhones will keep the notch forever. But when companies such as OnePlus and Samsung offer better options, there must be a notchless future for Apple at some point. Years from now when we look back at photos and videos of the iPhone X and XS we’ll wonder, “What the hell happened in 2017 to cause this?” iCloud basic storage needs to grow upThe smallest storage capacity of the current generation of iPhones is 64GB. And yet, the free tier of iCloud comes with only 5GB, which isn’t enough to back up most iPhones. I’m not saying Apple needs to offer unlimited iCloud storage or even 64GB. But give us enough to back up a full iPhone to iCloud for free. Another option would be to include upgraded iCloud storage as part of an Apple Music subscription or maybe even the Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade subscriptions when those finally roll out. There are a handful of features I want Apple to add to the next iPhone to make it more convenient and have more utility. Angela Lang/CNET The iPhone 11 doesn’t need a radical redesign to do well financially, critically or culturally, but it will take several significant improvements and upgrades for it to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded phone industry. Despite the fact that iPhone sales were down 12% in the last quarter, Apple still made $26 billion. It’s as if Steph Curry didn’t make 300 three-pointers in a single season and somehow the Golden State Warriors still got to the playoffs.There will be an Apple event in the second week of September and it doesn’t take a mind reader to know that it’s to launch the next iPhone. And as I sift through last-minute rumors and ponder the possibilities, I realize that there is a lot I want Apple to add to the iPhone 11 to make it more convenient and give it better value and utility. Best Buy See It 17 Photos Tags $999 Apple Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sprint USB-C on the iPhoneApple’s most recent iPad Pro came with a significant surprise: the lightning port was swapped for a USB-C. This move seemed like it was the company pushing the iPad Pro into the realm of laptops. But it would be lovely and convenient if the iPhone had a USB-C port, too.In-box ‘cheap’ Bluetooth AirPodsWhat’s most shocking about the loss of the headphone jack across most phones is that Bluetooth isn’t ready to be a viable replacement on its own. Apple and its W1 chip make Bluetooth more reliable, but AirPods cost $159 for a pair — $199 if you want a pair with a wireless charging case.If Bluetooth audio connectivity is the future, there should be an affordable pair of Bluetooth headphones in every iPhone box. For years, Apple included a pair of earbuds that sold separately for $29. 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Just learning a lot about the history… my family doesn’t do much other than eating Native food like salmon, fish eggs, octopus, stuff like that. We don’t really do anything arts and crafts-y. I really wanna get in touch and learn more about what my family was like. DUSHKIN: I really like getting to know more about my Native thing, very slowly through my grandma. But that’s the only relative that I’m close to on my Native side. I’m Aleut, so from the Aleutian Chain. Belkofski is where my grandma grew up. And I think most of the people in Belkofski moved to King Cove because there’s no jobs there. So I think I have a lot of family down in King Cove I’ve never met. Obviously it has its downs, like you might get a stillborn or something. That’s the really depressing part where people really need to realize it’s not always all happy like, “I slapped a band-aid on their little knee, and now they’re fine.” No, it’s gonna be sad. You’re gonna lose patients, so trying to realize that. My friend’s mom is a midwife. She told me they lost a baby recently, and… man, it’s so sad, but it’s just a part of life. It happens everywhere. But I wanna be there and be the best nurse I can be to prevent that from happening. Kyra Dushkin of Kenai. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage) My, Nama (sic) is what I call her, is a chiropractor. She always had stethoscopes and blood pressure cuff and tongue depressors and I always loved messing with that when I was a kid and I’d go to her office. But helping people, healing people and bringing life into the world, I just think that would be such a cool experience. Ever since I was younger I really liked working with babies. I have 20 cousins under me that I’ve been really close to ever since they were little and I was younger. And just taking care of them and interacting with them has always been really interesting to me. And then once I couldn’t have any little siblings and got a little older, I thought I could make a career out of this. This week we’re hearing from Kyra Dushkin from Kenai. Dushkin is a student at the Kenai Peninsula College, hoping to become an OB nurse. And some stranger recognized my dad as a Dushkin in a store up here, in a marine store. And he said, “Is your last name Dushkin?” And my dad’s like, “Yeah, but I don’t think I’ve ever met you.” He’s like, “Yeah, I wouldn’t expect you to. I used to work in King Cove, and you just look like them.” (laughs)
Warangal: There is no dearth of talent in the region, but what that failing youth is lack of facilities and guidance to excel in the career, Warangal Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil said.Speaking at the felicitation of 69 successful candidates who availed coaching in the Telangana State Scheduled Castes Study Circle and secured government jobs here on Friday, he said that the role of parents is something beyond words behind every person’s success. The share of parents is 80 per cent in one’s success, he added. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us With not many industries in and around Warangal, it has become a Herculean task for the youth to get jobs. There was a huge competition for even petty jobs, the Collector said, referring to the petitions the administration receives on every Monday’s grievance programme. He told the candidates who got jobs to prepare themselves to serve the people for about three decades. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Stating that he had been receiving a plethora of complaints of people ignoring their parents, he advised the youth not to do so. He also told the new recruits not to forget their roots and help the poor in whatever manner they can. The Collector urged the people to make use of welfare schemes and developmental programmes introduced by the government the upliftment of poor and downtrodden. Advertise With Us “Hard work always pays off,” Commissioner of Police V Ravinder said. No matter where you study, if you work hard nothing is impossible, he said, stating that he had his education completely in State-run institutions. Government job is a huge opportunity to serve people, SC Minorities Commission member Bommala Kattaiah said. Warangal SC Study Circle Director Erragattu Swamy said that they had trained youth on par with the best coaching centres. DFO Ramalingam, SC Development Corporation officer Nirmala, faculty and students were among others present.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. AFP File PhotoAttempts at intervening in Myanmar’s internal affairs may have only one net effect – still deeper interreligious discord, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday, reports Russian news agency Tass.“It is essential to remember that the wish to intervene in the internal affairs of a sovereign state may merely bring about further inter-religious discord,” she said.Moscow supports “efforts for promoting the inter-religious dialogue in Myanmar among the spiritual leaders of all confessions.”“In that connection we took note of the collective statement by the leading organizations representing Myanmar’s multi-ethnic Muslim community who condemned armed actions by radical elements in that region (Rakhine),” Zakharova said. “We express support for the government and urge the coreligionists to avoid yielding to provocations by extremist forces.”Zakharova said Moscow welcomed the government of Myanmar in its efforts “to implement recommendations made by the commission under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.”“In part, a special committee has been created for this purpose under the minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement, which incorporates officials of the law enforcement and economic agencies,” Zakharova said.Also, she pointed out that Myanmar authorities were “providing assistance to the internally displaced persons in returning to their homes.”“According to the available data about two thousand people have returned to their homes,” Zakharova said. “We expect that similar measures will be taken in relation to other persons affected by the migration crisis.”On the situation in the countryZakharova said Myanmar’s military transport aircraft were delivering foods, medicines and other relief aid to that area (Rakhine).“Mobile medical centers have been set up to provide assistance to the local population. Ruined infrastructure facilities are being repaired. A tour of the northern part of that area has been arranged for correspondents of local and foreign mass media,” Zakharova said. “We hope that journalists’ humanitarian access to the violence-stricken areas will become standard practice,” she said.Tensions in the state of Rakhine flared up on 25 August, when hundreds of militants of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army raided 30 police posts, the Tass report added.Clashes claimed 400 lives and another 391,000 Rohingya migrants had to flee from Myanmar to Bangladesh.The Rohingya people professing Islam reside in Myanmar’s State of Rakhine. The authorities regard them as illegal migrants from Bangladesh.Rakhine has repeatedly been a scene of religious conflicts between Muslims and local Buddhists. Violence there has left thousands dead over the past few years. According to the United Nations, The Rohingya people are one of the “most friendless” ethnic minorities in the world. Myanmar’s authorities refuse to recognize their citizenship although many generations of the Rohingya people have been resident in the country.