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Innu nations uniting

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Innu Nation is attempting to unify across provincial boundaries.Chiefs from nine Innu communities met on Dec. 16 in Uashat mak Mani-Utenam in Quebec to sign a declaration of “strengthened unity.”There has been historical friction between the Innu in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. The nine communities, however, are now planning to hold a summit in the spring of 2014. “All the chiefs agree on the objectives of working together to develop an Innu governance, to achieve recognition of the nation and the autonomy of its members,” said a statement from the Innu nation.The Innu Nation has a population of about 20,000 and is comprised of Pakua Ship, Unamen Shipu, Nutashkuan, Ekuanitshit, Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, Matimekush-Lac john, pessamit, Essipit and mashteuiatsh. The Innu’s territory covers large areas in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Controversies plaguing SC since last year presser by 4 judges

first_imgNew Delhi: Controversies plaguing the apex court since last year’s unprecedented press conference by four senior most judges came to fore once again with the Supreme Court on Thursday observing, “truth of last year has not come out till now, people of the country need to know the truth”.On January 12, 2018, the then four senior most judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph of the apex court — had mounted a virtual revolt against the then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by holding a press conference to list a litany of allegations including the assigning of cases in the top court and saying that there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A lawyer, who was present during the hearing Thursday but wished not to be named, said that a remark by Justice Arun Mishra that the Supreme Court cannot be remote controlled by anyone reminded of the reported statement by Justice Kurian after his retirement that then CJI Dipak Misra was being remote controlled from outside. The advocate was referring to the statement made by Justice Mishra during the hearing in which he said: “It is not only our institution but your institution also. The way this institution is being treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”If the institution is targeted you will also not survive. Do the rich and powerful of this country think that they can remote control the Supreme Court. We don’t think that Supreme Court can be remote controlled by anything on earth, whether money power or political power.” Among the allegations, the four judges had also raised the issue of allocating the matter related to the death of Judge BH Loya to a bench headed by junior judge. A special bench, also comprising Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta, which ordered probe by one man panel of former apex court judge Justice A K Patnaik to look into the sensational claims by a lawyer that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in sexual harassment allegations, expressed “anguish” over the systematic attack on judiciary. The bench said, “The way this institution is treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen.There is a systematic attack, systematic game to malign this institution.” These observation were made by the bench while hearing claims made by lawyer Utsav Singh Bains that there was a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI. “There are lot of allegations floating in the air in this country. These allegations needed to be investigated … What happens to the truth. The truth of even last year has not come out. People of this country need to know the truth. This is going on and this has to stop, ” the bench said in an apparent reference to the January 12, 2018 press conference by the judges of the apex court at the residence of Justice (retd) Chelameswar. Besides journalists, senior advocate Indira Jaising, who argued on Thursday, was also present during that press conference and she had also asked questions with the four judges, three of whom are now retired. Later in the day on January 12, 2018, footage by TV news channels showed CPI leader D Raja coming out after meeting Justice Chelameswar. Justice Mishra on Thursday said that he was not commenting on any particular issue but the time has come when bar and judges rise to the occasion and tell the rich and powerful that they cannot control the judiciary as it amounted to “playing with fire”. “The time has come when we have to rise and tell the rich and powerful that you can’t do this. You are playing with fire. We don’t want to take names but letters are written in pending matters and books are printed. These are people for whom senior advocates are appearing. Whenever big persons are involved, this happens in this court”, said Justice Mishra.last_img read more

Moroccan political party calls for legalization of cannabis

first_imgTaroudant- In its issue of Monday, December 2, the Moroccan daily Akhbar Al Yaoum reported that the party of Modernity and Authenticity (PAM) announced its intention to launch a parliamentary debate on the legalization of the cultivation of cannabis and to exclude the name of this plant from the list of illegal drugs. The daily said that a study day will be held on Wednesday under the theme “The role of positive uses of cannabis to create an alternative economy.”The event, which will involve national and international experts, has been established through the action of a lobby association by the name of:  “Moroccan Alliance for therapeutic and industrial uses of cannabis.” “If we legalize the cultivation of cannabis, trade will become more transparent and organized,” said Khadija Rouissi,” MP from the PAM.It is worth mentioning that calling for the legalizing the cultivation of this plant is not something new to the Moroccan parliament. Last year, as voices emerged demanding the need to legalize cannabis cultivation in regions of the north, Nouredine Mediane, member of the Istiqlal Party, from El Hoceima, fiercely defended the legalization of cannabis cultivation in Morocco, in the presence of former Interior Minister Mohand Laenser.In 2009, a number of leaders of the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM) urged the government to legalize the cultivation of cannabis.The latest report of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed that Morocco and Afghanistan are the world’s largest producers of hashish.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Ivano Balic to Meshkov Brest Is that possible

Belarus handballIvano BalicMeshkov Brest Ivano Balic (34) goes to Belarus! Is it possible? Many speculations are connected with the name of the best ever handball player these days, but the most serious one, which Handball-Planet.com got from a few sources is that handball „Mozzart“ will play for Belarussian third-team last season and SEHA member, Meshkov Brest! Strongly in the background of team from Brest,  Oil gigant GASZPROM has no problem to pay for the service of the great Croatian player who finished with his deal with BM Atletico Madrid by the day, when Spanish team stop to exist.Meshkov Brest will be a real „Croatian collony“ next season as we know that new coach is Zeljko Babic, with whom Ivano Balic worked in the NT and RK C.O Zagreb. Team captain Ljubo Vukic was also Balic’s team-mate in Zagreb, but also NT, as Ivan Pesic between the posts. Two other Croats are David Milicevic and Robert Markotic.Balic was also a media target of German Fuchse Berlin, but that rumours were stopped by German team. Also, RK Vardar Skopje wants to see Balic in the squad for the upcoming season at the VELUX EHF Champions League, but even some infos from Skopje send Ivano to Meshkov.We won’t wait too long to find out the truth… ← Previous Story Junior WCh 2013: Hungarian disaster in second half, Denmark beat France Next Story → Marcin Lijewski to Plock: “Trophies, Cadenas and family…” read more

Google la firme accusée de violation de la vie privée en Italie

first_imgGoogle : la firme accusée de violation de la vie privée en ItalieItalie – Le parquet de Rome a ouvert une enquête pour violation de vie privée, suite à la collecte par Google de données personnelles lors de la prise de photos pour son service Street View.Sur son blog, Google a admis avoir recueilli des données personnelles en mettant sur pied Street View. Lancé en 2007, Google Street View fournit des vues panoramiques en trois dimensions de rues, permettant aux usagers de s’y déplacer virtuellement.La firme avait révélé en mai qu’en parcourant pour son compte les rues de plus de trente pays pour prendre des photos, les voitures employées avaient collecté par inadvertance des données personnelles transmises par Wi-Fi.Le groupe américain s’est excusé de cette “collecte accidentelle” et a réaffirmé sa volonté de collaborer avec la justice. Mais vendredi dernier, la société avait également reconnu avoir analysé les données, avoir collecté des courriels entiers ainsi que des mots de passe et avait précisé qu’elle souhaitait détruire ces informations “aussi vite que possible”.Les autorités de plusieurs pays ont lancé des procédures après les révélations du printemps.Ainsi, l’organisme italien chargé de protéger la vie privée avait ordonné à Google de bloquer le traitement de ces données et de ne pas les effacer. L’organisme avait indiqué avoir transmis le dossier à la justice afin de déterminer si “d’éventuelles irrégularités pénales” pouvaient être constatées. L’organisme a par ailleurs obligé Google à utiliser des voitures facilement identifiables, à informer les habitants concernés ainsi qu’à indiquer à l’avance l’itinéraire qui sera suivi, sur son site Web mais aussi dans la presse et les radios locales.De son côté, l’autorité tchèque de protection des données a purement et simplement refusé d’autoriser la collecte d’images pour Street View du fait que ses caméras, placées trop haut, interféreraient sur l’intimité de la population.À lire aussiLe fantôme de “Big Brother” pousse les autorités de San Francisco à agirEn Allemagne, Google a accepté de donner la possibilité d’interdire la publication d’une photographie de son habitation avant le lancement du logiciel. Plus de 240.000 personnes ont déjà demandé à être exclues du service.Tous les employés Google vont également recevoir une formation spécifique concernant les questions de vie privée et de sécurité. Un document relatant les développements produits impliquant des données personnelles devra également être tenu.Le 28 octobre 2010 à 13:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

CREDC invites tech leaders to mingle at GeekDrinks

first_imgClark County’s largest nonprofit jobs promoter and business recruiter is launching a new bimonthly series of networking events aimed at bringing the leaders of local technology companies together to kindle ideas, and to boost the industry’s growth and competitiveness.The Columbia River Economic Development Council will roll out its first GeekDrinks event, focused on digital technology, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the office of Vancouver-based Ascension Software. It’s a private event for fewer than 50 people. But it’s connected to a larger goal set by the CREDC to grow Clark County’s knowledge-based economy.Bonnie Moore, vice president of business growth and innovation for the economic development council, said there are about 200 technology companies in Clark County, 50 of whom are software and mobile app companies.And while the CREDC is making a big push to help those technology companies expand and to recruit new ones, the digital technology companies that are already here don’t necessarily know about each other, Moore said.“There’s an underground of these companies,” she said. “They all think they’re the only one in Clark County.” With GeekDrinks, the CREDC hopes to turn that around.last_img read more

When slim is not in Energizer brings another massive phone to MWC

first_img May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Mobile World Congress 2019 4 Comments Preview • Polaroid Pop debuts at CES 2017 and actually looks kind of neat Share your voice Walmart See It See It Phones have been getting bigger for years, but rarely do they get fatter. We may want a big display for video and internet, but we still want a slim phone that’s easy to carry.Energizer, the same company that makes batteries, didn’t get that memo. At MWC 2019 in Barcelona, it showed off a new phone called the Power Max P18K Pop that’s an eye-popping 18mm (almost three quarters of an inch) thick. For comparison’s sake, that’s thicker than more than two Samsung Galaxy S10s. Energizer doesn’t actually build the phone — French company Avenir Telecom has that job instead. The huge Energizer Power Max P18K Pop (left) compared with the Galaxy S10 Plus. Juan Garzon / CNET But there’s a good reason for the bulk: The Power Max P18K Pop has a ginormous 18,000-mAh battery. Yes, you read that correctly. That’s even more generous than last year’s P16K Pro, which Energizer said would last up to five days during normal use and up to 40 days on standby. The P18K Pop is supposed to fully charge in eight hours and supports fast charging.energizer-power-max-p18k-pop-cameraI liked the pop-up selfie camera. Juan Garzon/CNET That Energizer battery powers a 6.2-inch display and a Mediatek Helio P70 processor. A cool feature is the 2-megapixel dual selfie camera that pops up out of the phone’s body. Other highlights include 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a microSD card slot. There’s also a rear-facing triple camera (12-megapixel, 5-megapixels and 2-megapixel), Android Pie and a dual SIM slot.Energizer also showed a prototype for a dual-screen device called the Power Max P8100S. Its promised features would include a 48-megapixel camera, a front-facing 24-megapixel camera, 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, a 10,000-mAh battery and a Snapdragon 855 processor.energizer-power-max-p8100sThe dual-screen Power Max P8100S is a concept device for now. Juan Garzon / CNET See It Best Buy $169 $199 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Now playing: Watch this: Energizer goes big with the Power Max P18K Pop See All Mobile World Congress 2019 Crutchfield $149 1:31 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Phones Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 • Tags Polaroid Pop $79 Mentioned Above Polaroid Pop (white) reading • When slim is not in: Energizer brings another massive phone to MWC CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See itlast_img read more

Bollywood is busy buttering up Salman Khan Kangana Ranauts sister Rangoli takes

first_imgKangana’s sister has relentlessly attacking KJo and some other B-town stars on Twitter. She has been making scandalous comments on them, which have been grabbing everyone’s attention.Although many of Kangana’s fans support her words, many others are annoyed with the constant negative words being said by her. Some even requested Karan to file a defamation case against her.While Kangana is not on social media, Rangoli has been serving as her official spokesperson, as confirmed her. She in some tweets also stated that whatever she tweets that is connected to Kangana, are always approved by the actress first.In that case, Rangoli’s tweet involving Salman appears to be tricky as Kangana in one interview early this year, had expressed willingness to work with Salman. This had given the impression that the two actors are now on cordial terms. However, the truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction. Kangana Ranaut’s sister takes dig at Salman Khan and Karan JoharInstagramKangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel has been taking a serious dig at several Bollywood celebrities; Karan Johar is the most targeted. Now she made a controversial tweet that involves Salman Khan too.In a recent tweet, Rangoli said that the industry biggies have been busy buttering up Salman, and Karan is the one who has been leading the “chaploosi pack”. In the following words in the tweet, she further mocked them suggesting that these celebrities praise Salman on his face, but they criticise him on his back.”Bolly industry Salman Khan ki chaploosi mein jut chuki hai, KJO is leading the chaploosi pack, humko bhi seekhna hai yaar peeche se chugali aur saamne chaapalusi yeh kaise hota hai,” she wrote in the tweet.This certainly is yet another strong comment to make, and it becomes even more controversial as it involves superstar Salman.last_img read more

Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

first_imgMyanmar`s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a national address in Naypyidaw. Photo: AFPMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to the global community Tuesday in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as “ethnic cleansing”, urging outsiders to help her nation unite across religious and ethnic lines and offering a pathway back to the country for some of the Rohingya Muslims forced to flee by army operations.Communal violence has torn through Rakhine state since 25 August leaving hundreds dead and driving more than 410,000 of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar into Bangladesh.Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, has been decried for failing to speak up publicly for the stateless Rohingya or urge restraint from the military.But in 30-minute televised speech Tuesday she reached out to her critics, deploying the soaring rhetoric that once made her a darling of the global rights community.“Hate and fear are the main scourges of our world,” she said.“We don’t want Myanmar to be a nation divided by religious beliefs or ethnicity… we all have the right to our diverse identities.”While expressing her sorrow for “all” groups displaced by violence, she said her country stood ready “at any time” to take back refugees subject to a “verification” process.It was not immediately clear how many of the estimated 410,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar would qualify to return.But the subject of their claims to live Myanmar is at the heart of a toxic debate about the Muslim group.Myanmar’s army has previously it will not take back people linked with “terrorists”-suggesting many came from the hundreds of Rohingya villages that have subsequently been burnt to the ground.Inside Myanmar, supporters say the 72-year-old lacks the power to rein in the army, with whom she is in a delicate power-sharing arrangement.The UN has accused Myanmar’s army of “ethnic cleansing” over a campaign of alleged murder and arson that has left scores of Rohingya villages in ashes.The army denies that, insisting its operations are a proportional response to the late August raids by Rohingya militants, who they label “extremist Bengali terrorists”.Since then just under half of Rakhine’s Rohingya population has poured into Bangladesh, where they now languish in one of the world’s largest refugee camps.A further 30,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as well as Hindus have also been displaced-apparent targets of the 25 August attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militant group.Suu Kyi skipped this week’s UN General Assembly in New York to manage the crisis at home and deliver her televised address-the biggest yet of her time in office.Siege mentalityAnalysts say Suu Kyi must walk a treacherous line between global opinion and Islamophobic anti-Rohingya views at home, where the military has curdled hatred for the Muslim minority.While stories of weary and hungry Rohingya civilians streaming into Bangladesh have dominated global headlines, there is little sympathy for the Muslim group among Myanmar’s Buddhist majority.Many reject the existence of a Rohingya ethnicity and insist they are “Bengalis”-illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.That narrative has justified the denial of citizenship for the estimated one million Rohingya who lived in Rakhine before the recent crisis.Loathing for the Rohingya has brought the public, including prominent pro-democracy activists, into an unlikely alignment with an army that once had them under its heel.A siege mentality has emerged in Myanmar with the UN, international NGOs and foreign media the focus of ire for apparent pro-Rohingya bias.Many Facebook users changed their profile picture on Tuesday to carry a banner with a photo of ‘The Lady’ and saying “We stand with you Daw Aung San Suu Kyi”-using an honorific.Tensions over the status of the Rohingya have been brewing for years in Myanmar, with bouts of anti-Muslim violence erupting around the country as Buddhist hardliners fan fears of an Islamic takeover.Although the military stepped down from outright junta rule in 2011, it kept control of security policy and key levers of government.Any overt break from the army’s policy in Rakhine could enrage the generals and derail Suu Kyi’s efforts to prevent a rollback on recent democratic gains.Observers say the military may be deliberately destabilising her government with one eye on 2020 elections.Commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing has emerged during the crisis as an unexpectedly popular figure, pitching himself as a defender Myanmar’s territorial integrity and the Buddhist faith.last_img

Church Trains Congregation to Recognize Respond to Mental Illness

first_imgPastor Frankey Grayton and Mental Health First Aid course instructor Tamara Warren-Chinyani quiz church participants on mental health material.Congregants of Edgewood Baptist Church in Southeast, recently participated in a groundbreaking training program to teach parishioners to recognize and respond to signs of mental illness. Mental Health First Aid, an 8-hour course managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health, was designed to provide faith-based communities the practical skills necessary to assist those struggling with mental illness.With one in three African Americans in need of mental health care, receiving it, and a lack of diagnoses and treatment have left millions in need. In addition to a lack of diagnoses, African Americans are less likely than other groups to start or continue treatment once a condition is detected.According to Tamara Warren Chinyani, Ph.D., a Mental Health First Aid course instructor, the training addresses cultural biases that may prevent African Americans from seeking help. “African Americans tend to turn to family, religious, and social communities for emotional support, but sometimes involving a health care professional is necessary,” she said. “Churches are a starting point within the African-American community and often serve as the first point of contact for health concerns.“We are not asking members to become clinicians, but are giving them tools so that they have an awareness of signs and symptoms and become the catalyst for getting others to the treatment they need,” Warren-Chinyani said.For Warren-Chinyani, who has worked as a mental health advocate and educator for more than 15 years, the stigmas attached to mental illness among African Americans are reminiscent of those faced during the 1990s with HIV awareness. “No one would have believed that much of the stigma attached to HIV testing and treatment would be removed as a result of church outreach.The church was critical in lessening it by offering free testing, counseling, assistance with medical services, and additional outreach and support. That same opportunity exists with mental health,” she said.Edgewood Baptist Church Pastor Frankey Grayton said the support of clergy often gives a person permission to ask for the assistance they need and in the process, gain a degree of hope that recovery is possible. “I had a counseling session with one person and realized after prayer that it was negligent of me to ignore that additional mental health issues needed to be addressed.The average person does not know what to do when they encounter someone who may be struggling with mental health concerns. If a person enters the church injured or bleeding, we would not let them walk back out onto the street without treating them or ensuring they had care. We are determined to address mental illness in the same manner,” Grayton said.Edgewood Baptist Church follows several other churches nationally, in offering the Mental Health First Aid course, including the neighboring First Baptist Church, pastored by Dr. Harold Brooks Jr. ‘It is the duty of the Church to address needs and suffering. Jesus fed the people, then healed them. Jesus was not only there to meet spiritual needs, but also the physical and mental needs of those suffering,” said Grayton, who points to a considerable increase in the frequency of mental health issues in the D.C. metropolitan area. While he cannot conclusively tie the increase to the closing of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, he said the closure has prompted churches to fill the void.Filling the void, is precisely what led worshipper Towanna Cooper to attend the course. “It was important through this training for me to get an understanding of different types of mental illness, including how to recognize symptoms over periods of time. I believe the African-American community is largely overlooking a lot of cases by not knowing. As a church, we can help others by being alert and ready,” Cooper said.Mental Health First Aid is an international evidence-based education program designed to improve participants’ knowledge and modify their attitudes and perceptions about mental health-related issues including how to respond to individuals experiencing one or more acute mental health crises, or are in the early stages of one or more chronic mental health problems (i.e., depressive, anxiety, and or psychotic disorders, which may occur with substance abuse).Organizations seeking additional information may visit Chinyani Communications at chincom.org.last_img read more