Indian Affairs unsure of department name change price tag

first_img(Image taken from Indian Affairs website http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/index-eng.asp ) APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Indian and Northern Affairs Canada does not yet have a plan in place or know how much it will cost to replace the word “Indian” in the department’s name with “Aboriginal.”The plan for the name change was announced Wednesday shortly after the unveiling of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new cabinet.John Duncan, who was previously the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, was reappointed to the same portfolio but given the title Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.The name change not only caught First Nations, Metis and Inuit leaders by surprise, but also department officials, some who only found out by watching television.The department has now admitted it does not know how much it will cost to change its name or have a plan yet in place.“At present, it is too early to estimate the cost of changing the department’s name,” said department spokesperson Genevieve Guibert in an emailed statement. “The department is developing an action plan to determine how to implement the change in a timely and practical manner and with the least cost to taxpayers.”Guibert said the minister’s new title would be used immediately in news releases and correspondence, but it will take longer to change the department’s name on its website, signage, letterhead and forms.The department is also in the process of having its title changed in the federal government’s Federal Identity Program, which is part of the federal government’s corporate identity program, said Guibert.The statement also repeated the Conservative government’s reason for suddenly deciding to make the name change.“The change of the department’s name from Indian Affairs and Northern Development to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development better  reflects the scope of the minister’s responsibilities with respect to First Nations, Inuit and Metis,” said Guibert. “The change has no effect on the minister’s statutory responsibilities or the mandate of the department.”It took the department two days to respond to questions from APTN National News about the cost and plan for the name change.last_img read more

BJP announces list of candidates for Bengal

first_imgKolkata: State BJP has announced its candidate list on Thursday, ahead of the highly anticipated Lok Sabha elections.Bharati Ghosh, the controversial former IPS officer who has recently joined BJP, will contest from the Ghatal constituency. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh will contest from the Midnapore seat, while Rahul Sinha will contest from the Kolkata North constituency. Two Trinamool Congress MPs, Saumitra Khan and Anupam Hazra, who had been expelled from the party, will contest from the Bishnupur (SC) and Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituencies respectively. Locket Chatterjee has been fielded from the Hooghly Lok Sabha seat, whereas former party MLA Shamik Bhattacharya will contest from the Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat. Former Trinamool Congress MLA Arjun Singh will contest from the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, while Babul Supriyo has been re-nominated from the Asansol Lok Sabha seat. Lastly, state BJP secretary Sayantan Basu will contest from the Basirhat seat, while Chandra Bose has been fielded from the Kolkata South seat.last_img read more

Security Council terminates requirement for States to notify deilvery of arms to

The unanimously adopted resolution did not alter the prohibition against the sale or supply of arms and related materiel to Rwanda, other than to the Government of Rwanda. That measure, which remains in effect, was designed to prevent arms and related materiel from falling into the hands of non-governmental forces for use in Rwanda. In taking this action, the Council stressed that States in the region must “ensure that arms and related materiel delivered to them are not diverted to or used by illegal armed groups.” 28 March 2007Welcoming recent positive developments in Rwanda and other countries of Africa’s Great Lakes region, the United Nations Security Council terminated the requirement that States notify its Committee of the delivery of arms and related materiel to the Government of Rwanda, modifying the sanctions first imposed in 1994 amid widespread ethnic killings that culminated in genocide. read more

Security Council expresses concern at security conditions in Afghanistan

“Members of the Council underscored the importance of maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan and called on all actors in Afghanistan to work together with the international community to ensure the success of the peace process,” the Council’s President, Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan, said in a statement to the press following the 15-nation body’s open meeting on Afghanistan.During the meeting, Mr. Brahimi, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), told the Council that the Bonn Peace Agreement was challenged by the unstable security environment, which stems from daily harassment and intimidation, inter-ethnic and inter-factional strife, increases in the activity of elements linked to the Taliban and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and the drugs economy.Members of the Council reiterated their support for the efforts of the Afghan Transitional Administration and UNAMA to implement the Bonn process, Ambassador Akram told the press. He added that the Transitional Authority “must receive adequate support from the international community.”Ambassador Akram said Council Members noted important tasks set out by the government for this year that need to be supported and completed successfully, such as reforms in the security sector and the extension of central government authority to all parts of Afghanistan.In addition, he said the building of the new national army and police, the constitutional process and the registration of voters in advance of holding of national elections next year are also key.Ambassador Akram said the Council called on donors to support generously the reconstruction programmes and the various bodies working towards the peace process. read more

European electoral upheaval wont upend railway orders says Bombardier

MONTREAL – Electoral upheaval in Europe and the possibility that Mitt Romney will win the White House won’t hurt Bombardier’s chances to win new railway contracts, its transportation division CEO said Tuesday.“Generally there is very little sensitivity to political change on our industry,” Andre Navarri said after a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade.Several European governments have been turfed from office in recent months over voter concern about budget cuts. This week, France elected its first socialist president in more than 30 years.No matter their political stripes, there is a consensus among elected officials about the importance of providing quality infrastructure to voters and communities, Navarri told reporters.Whether it’s in a European country, the United States or Canada, “I don’t see any major impact from political changes,” he said.Government stimulus packages and environmental awareness have spurred recent investments despite the weakened global economy, Navarri added.In Canada, $2 billion has been spent since 2010 on 850 subway, regional and light train cars in Toronto and Montreal.Growing demand across North America should double the mass transit needs over the next five years, he told the business audience.Urbanization is driving increased demand as about half of the world’s seven billion people live in cities. By 2050, that ratio is expected to reach about 70 per cent.Spending is also being helped by traffic gridlock, which is estimated to cost residents and businesses $2.2 billion to $3.7 billion annually in lost productivity and wasted fuel.With high speed train projects killed in Florida and under duress in California, the hope is focused more on less ambitious plans for the Chicago area.“It’s probably easier to install a network perhaps not at very high speed but one of 125 miles per hour or 200 km/h, which considering the distances in the Midwest appears to be a very good solution.”Very high speed projects in the U.S. west coast aren’t dead but could take longer to realize because of their high cost, complexity and lack of U.S. culture for railways, Navarri said ahead of Bombardier’s annual meeting on Thursday.“I’m convinced that progressively these ideas will gain ground and we will see other high speed and very high speed trains in the U.S.”Until that happens, Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) will focus on opportunities to supply subway cars in New York City and San Francisco, along with other regional train and light rail contracts.The Buy America Act which requires manufacturing to be completed in the U.S. makes it harder to win contracts to be completed in La Pocatiere, Que., Navarri noted.The union representing workers at the facility has complained that Bombardier is subcontracting more work in contravention of its collective agreement.The two sides have begun arbitration to resolve differing interpretations of a 2010 labour contract.Raymond Bachant, North American president of Bombardier Transportation, said the company wants to maintain harmonious relations with the union.“In the coming weeks and months, we will find a solution and a deal that will accomplish that,” he told reporters.Navarri added that Bombardier is building a research and development centre for North America that will hire 100 engineers.But ultimately La Pocatiere’s future, besides its contract to build the Montreal Metro, will depend on winning new contracts in Canada.“If we can’t win contracts, everything will be lost.”Meanwhile, Navarri said the Metro project is on schedule to deliver a prototype next year and first trains for service in 2014.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier shares lost 10 cents, or 2.49 per cent, at C$3.91 in afternoon trading. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2012 4:13 pm MDT European electoral upheaval won’t upend railway orders, says Bombardier read more

Brock Media Clips for Friday Aug 17

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Hotel Dieu Shaver outlines interim leadership: Brock alumna Lynne Pay (BA ’85) has been named the interim CEO of the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Niagara This Week wrote about Pay’s new role as well as her previous service.Okanagan College partners with Brock University to open doors for trades and technology: An article in the Kelowna Capital News explored the new Trades and Technology Teacher Education program, which is a collaboration between Brock University and Okanagan College. The program begins in September and aims to enhance the skills of technology and trades educators.Brock University reaching out to the Caribbean: Freelance journalist Ron Fanfair recently posted an article on his website about Brock University’s growing partnerships in Trinidad and Tobago and other parts of the Caribbean.Celebration of Nations returning to FirstOntario PAC: Brock University’s participation in the upcoming Celebration of Nations event was highlighted in a recent Niagara This Week article. Running from Sept. 7 to 9, the Indigenous gathering will use spaces in the University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and will also feature a short film presentation by the Weengushk Film Institute.Annual exhibition hockey game aims to bring nearly 5,000 fans to Meridian Centre: Brock’s upcoming Steel Blade Classic hockey game was featured in an article in the St. Catharines Standard. The annual pre-season game is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has become one of the most well-attended university hockey games in Canada.If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at universitycom@brocku.ca read more

More high rise buildings nationwide found to have failed fire safety tests

first_imgMore than 80 people have refused to leave their homes on the Chalcots estate during a mass evacuation launched over fire safety fears linked to the disaster.It comes after four tower blocks housing up to 3,000 people on Camden’s Chalcots Estate were evacuated on Friday night over fire safety concerns involving both cladding and interior fittings such as fire doors and gas pipes.The occupants of around 650 properties on the estate in Camden complied with advice to leave five tower blocks after fire officers deemed them unsafe on Friday, although around 85 decided to stay put.Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said if residents had not left their properties after being visited again by officials on Saturday, “it will become a matter for the fire service”.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid told Sky News there would have to be a long-term review of safety regulations, stating: “That has to happen. In a country like ours, one of the richest countries in the world, in the 21st century, these kind of things absolutely should not be happening.”Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “This is actually a national emergency. The Government needs to accept it’s a national emergency and it needs to focus on this. “As each day has gone by since this crisis started, there seems to be less clarity. There is a collective national trauma at the moment and people up and down the country go to bed afraid.” Cladding samples from 27 high-rise buildings in 15 local authorities around Britain have failed safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government said on Saturday.That raises the prospect that thousands of residents may have to be urgently evacuated from their homes if they are thought to be unsafe.The announcement by the Department for Communities and Local Government comes amid a national safety operation to identify buildings with cladding like that used on the tower block in north Kensington.Portsmouth and Brent were named along with Camden, Manchester, Plymouth and Hounslow as local authorities with buildings that failed tests.All the local authorities and fire brigades in the 15 areas have been informed and it is now the responsibility of the local councils to pass the information to residents and inform them of what steps will be taken next.  A total of 600 council blocks have been fitted with cladding that needs to undergo testing to determine if it is safe, the Government confirmed, leaving residents waiting to find out if their homes are safe.Theresa May announced a programme of nationwide testing to see how many buildings are covered in an Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) following the fire at Grenfell Tower killed at least 79 people.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Improving governance in resourcerich countries through voluntary reporting

first_imgAs the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) global summit concluded in Paris last week, international humanitarian organization Oxfam welcomed commitments by France, Germany and the UK to make it mandatory for mining companies to publish their payments in resource-rich countries. Governments, companies and civil society organisations convened to discuss the future of EITI, which was launched in 2003 to improve governance in resource-rich countries through a set of voluntary reporting requirements.“The lack of transparency in accounting for the world’s riches has fueled corruption, disease, atrocious acts of violence and even civil wars,” said Ian Gary, Senior Policy Manager of Oxfam America’s Extractive Industries program, who attended the conference. “A voluntary approach to transparency may work in countries where there is strong political will, but mandatory reporting laws, such as the recently passed Dodd-Frank Act in the US, will arm citizens with information they need to hold their governments accountable, especially in countries unlikely to join EITI.”At the summit, the French, UK and German governments committed to support a new European law matching the US Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed last summer as part of the financial reform package. The governments agreed that mandatory reporting requirements would complement not compete with the voluntary initiative.“We expect to see quick and robust implementation of the US law by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as European regulators are watching this process and looking to harmonise their reporting requirements,” said Gary. “The US law already covers a large number of companies including those based in the US, Europe, China, Brazil and South Africa and broader application of mandatory reporting will bring more companies under the requirement and reduce competitive fears, which we believe are overstated by many companies.”There is growing support from the investment community for such requirements to help assess the political and reputational risks faced by some oil and mining companies.“In the US, asset managers and pension funds with over $1.2 trillion in assets under management have written to the SEC to express strong support for the robust implementation of the US law. These firms believe this information is important and material to make decisions,” said Gary.“The new American law shows that country-by-country tax reporting is possible,” said Maylis Labusquiere, Advocacy Officer at Oxfam France who was also present at the conference. “Extending the requirement to other sectors, with disclosure of further information will be vital to fight illicit financial flows, tax avoidance and tax havens which rob governments of the resources to combat poverty.”Oxfam says “more than 1.5 billion people live on less than $2 a day in the more than 50 countries rich in natural resources.“Eleven countries have now been judged to have completed the minimum requirements of the EITI, publishing data regarding payments made by oil, gas and mining companies as well as government receipts. EITI implementation requires governments to sign up to the initiative. EITI is implemented at the national level by a multi-stakeholder working group comprised of government, company and civil society representatives. An international board makes decisions on country compliance and enforces the EITI rules. More rigorous disclosure requirements, including disaggregated, company-by-company reporting and disclosure of contracts are needed to further advance the EITI globally. The Central African Republic, the Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Yemen have joined Azerbaijan, Ghana, Liberia, Mongolia, and Timor-Leste as EITI Compliant countries.A provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act signed into law last year by US President Obama requires all American and foreign companies registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to disclose payments they make, annually and at a project level in each country of operation. The SEC is expected to issue a final regulation this April. The list of the covered companies can be found at the Publish What you Pay USA website along with a Q and A about the provisions of the law.  All submissions can be found on the SEC website.last_img read more

PPD Zagreb and Vujovic – new contract

Bozidar Jovicppd zagrebVeselin Vujović ← Previous Story Meshkov Brest have to find new coach – Babic to focus on Croatia! Next Story → Road to Poland 2016: Spain in Mannheim, Serbia in Reykjavik, Sweden wait Slovenia PPD Zagreb and Veselin Vujovic extended cooperation! The Croatian champions and charismatic coach had successful journey together which was finished in the VELUX EHF Champions League quarter-final this season, which is the best result of the legendary team since 2011, when they had in roster players like Balic, Kopljar, etc. Vujovic made significant step forward with the young group of players which gave him support by management:– We knew that our team is full of potential, but with Vujovic’s arrival, we made a great step forward and good result. For something bigger, we need long-time project, so we decided to keep our coach with the team. We believe in Vujovic and that he is right person for this team – said club’s manager Bozidar Jovic. read more

Investigations into identity of Kilakee remains continue

first_imgINVESTIGATIONS ARE CONTINUING into the discovery of the remains of a person on Kilakee Mountain on Friday.There is not expected to be an announcement today as to the identity of the remains, which are said to be female.The find was made at around 7.30pm on Friday night by a member of the public who was walking their dog on Kilakee Mountain in Rathfarnham.A number of families of women who have been reported missing in Ireland are believed to have been contacted by gardaí to say that the remains are not that of their family member, but the identity of the person found has not yet been confirmed.It is believed, however, that it has been ruled out that the body is that of one of the women from high-profile missing persons cases in the 1990s.It is expected it could take days before the woman is officially identified, with the Irish Independent reporting that items of clothing were found at the scene, and that DNA analysis could potentially be used to establish the person’s identity.Read: Human remains found in Dublin Mountains>last_img read more

Do Wexfords first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues

first_img Short URL 8,314 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 11th 2017, 7:30 AM Do Wexford’s first junior councillors have the answer to mental health issues? We asked Wexford’s first Junior Council about what they think of President Trump, the homeless crisis, and local politics. Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 7:30 AM Share39 Tweet Email2 WEXFORD HAS JUST set up a junior county council – one of the first for Ireland.They have four representatives from six secondary schools who are involved in a pilot scheme, and will meet once every two weeks to discuss their opinions on local issues.Already, their priorities tell a lot about where our future is headed (if the right people are put in charge).We spoke to the Junior Council’s Cathaoirleach Karen, and leas-Cathaoirleach Daniel, about some of the issues they want to focus on: with mental health and climate change at the top of their agenda.Daniel is a 16-year-old transition year student who’s involved in entrepreneurial projects like AIB’s Build a Bank, where he and three others sell environmentally-friendly handmade candles.With a background in farming, Daniel saw notices in St Peter’s College, was nominated by his school to the junior council and was elected leas Cathaoirleach.17-year-old Karen is the head of the student council for Presentation Secondary School, which aimed to represent the students’ views in relation to some school rules (like allowing students to wear black socks as well as green, and loosening a ban on nail polish to allow shades of red.)Karen says that she wants to be the voice for her classmates and other young people and one of the main skills you need to do that is confidence, leadership, and to be a good communicator.“I don’t want to seem above everyone else, I want people to be able to chat with me.”Daniel says that a lot of people at his school are talking about Trump, and although he sees President Trump as “a serious problem”, what he really had trouble understanding was that people support him – even in his own school.But taking other people’s views on board doesn’t seem to be a problem for Daniel and the early meetings of the junior council: “The people on the junior council have been really cooperative, civilised and there have been no arguments.”But Trump’s not a problem they’re going to tackle. Wexford junior council want to get involved in issues much closer to home.Climate change, mental health and homelessness Source: Wexford County CouncilDaniel says he joined the council to represent the school and young people in Wexford across a range of issues, and one of the things he feels most passionately about is climate change – an issue that will affect future generations much more than current politicians’ generation.“That’s not just going to affect us in a couple of years – it’s affecting us right now.”They’re discussing different ways of promoting anti-littering without spending a lot of money, like promoting more people to drive hybrid cars: “I often see empty charging bays and that doesn’t seem right,” says Daniel. Karen is a fifth year student Karen says politicians need to reach out to young people more to help them understand the political process.Karen says that they also want to help with issues like the homeless crisis and care for the elderly by getting schools involved and students to volunteer – something that’s already happening, but to roll it out on a larger, more connected scale.Another big issue that Karen and Daniel feel passionately about is mental health. Although there have been campaigns highlighting the issue and an increased awareness of depression among young men, Daniel says that there’s still a stigma attached to it.It’s still laughed at and sniggered at sometimes. [If young people get involved] there could be a new idea or way of approaching the issue.Karen says that this isn’t just something they want to help young people with, but people of all ages; a positive mental health week involving businesses and schools could be one solution.And that’s only the beginning of their discussions.‘Our opinions heard’One of the big projects Wexford County Council will be consulting with the junior council on is the new park proposed for Killeens.The park is to be named after Min Ryan, a revolutionary who was involved in the 1916 Rising, as her family have donated €200,000 towards developing the park.Another project where their opinions will be included is the local seafront development in Wexford town. The junior council say they want it developed “in a way that young people are provided for”.Karen says that she feels there’s a greater need for politicians to reach out to young people so that they understand the political process, both locally and nationally.“I’ll be eligible to vote next year, and before I joined the council I had no idea how the process worked. I’d love to see politicians come to meet fifth and sixth year students.”“We want to get involved in the local community, to be heard for a change, because we are the future. Our opinions do need to be taken into account,” says Daniel.When Karen is asked if she’s interested in becoming a politician in the future, she says that her plan at the moment is to become a primary school teacher.“…but I’m not going to rule it out,” she adds.Read: ‘I still have dark days when it’s up and down but I won’t give in to anything, not even depression’ Read: ‘We just couldn’t keep up with what the phone could do’ – The trouble of keeping kids safe online 6 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3232952 last_img read more

Princes Masterpiece Purple Rain For The Record

first_imgNews Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ For The Record: Michael Jackson For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ Metallica: “One” | For The Record For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Adele, ’25’ NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 6, 2018 – 6:08 pm Prince’s Masterpiece ‘Purple Rain’: For The Record Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ Twitter For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ For The Record: Adele, ’25’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: Juan Gabriel Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Facebook For The Record: Shakira For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record Madonna: ‘Ray Of Light’ | For The Record Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony For The Record: Michael Jackson David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: ‘From A Room: Volume 1’ For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ | For The Record princes-masterpiece-purple-rain-record For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record For The Record: Cole’s “The Christmas Song” For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: Juan Gabriel Prev Next Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record For The Record: Shakira For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ For The Record For The Record: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Canciones …’ For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘center_img Metallica: “One” | For The Record For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record For The Record: Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” Prince’s Masterpiece ‘Purple Rain’ | For The Record For The Record: Bee Gees’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For The Record: Shakira For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ For The Record: Calle 13 Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ For The Record: Adele, ’25’ For The Record: Carlos Santana Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record The iconic GRAMMY-winning artist released Purple Rain, his sixth studio album, and the first one to feature his band The Revolution, on June 25, 1984. While the Prince created an astonishing amount of music in his lifetime, Purple Rain is often regarded as one of biggest classics.Prince’s fifth studio album, 1999, released in 1982, was his first Top 10 charting album, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, shooting the star into the public eye and earning him his first GRAMMY nods. Yet Purple Rain claimed his superstar status, gaining him his first No. 1 album and No. 1 songs, as well as his first three GRAMMY wins. The film, Purple Rain, released in 1984 along with the album, was Prince’s acting debut and showcased him as a multi-talented star in the semi-autobiographical role.Prince took home his first three wins at the 27th GRAMMY Awards, receiving Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special for Purple Rain. His third win that year came for his songwriting credits for Best R&B Song, for Chaka Khan’s cover of  his “I Feel You.” Purple Rain also received an Oscar for Music (Best Original Song Score) in 1984 and is the third best-selling movie soundtrack of all time.Out of its nine songs, the album had five singles, all of which charted: “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “Take Me With U.” “When Doves Cry” was the first single released from the album, gaining Prince his first No. 1 song status, followed by the second single and No. 1 hit, “Let’s Go Crazy.”  The latter song, the first track on the album, sets the tone with his memorable opening words.”Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. An electric word, ‘life.’ It means forever…and that’s a mighty long time. But I’m here to tell you there’s something else: the afterworld. A world of never-ending happiness, you can always see the sun, day or night,” he famously says.While “I Would Die 4 U,” “Take Me With U” and “Purple Rain”  didn’t quite reach No. 1 status, they all spent time on the charts, with each making waves and offering the world a dynamic taste of that special Prince sound in new packages. All of the singles from the album would follow Prince throughout his life, and are often the go-to songs fans think of as their favorites.With “Purple Rain” we saw the more melancholy side of Prince, as he sings, “I never meant to cause you any sorrow/I never meant to cause you any pain/I only wanted to one time to see you laughing/I only wanted to see you/Laughing in the purple rain.”Even after his heartbreaking passing, Prince will live on forever in our hearts, through his music, and even on the charts. Purple Rain was inducted into GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2011, celebrating it as a “recording of lasting qualitative or historical significance.” The album also made a comeback on the charts, both after the artist’s death and when the album was rereleased in 2017, when it reentered the Billboard 200 at No. 4. It is safe to say there will never be another star quite like Prince. For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Revisit the magic of the legendary artist’s classic albumAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 6, 2018 – 6:09 pm Revisit the magic of the legendary artist’s classic album.With Prince’s Purple Rain came some of his most memorable hits, his first GRAMMY wins and (of course) the classic movie. 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Fuel spill reported in interior village of Beaver

first_imgAlaska environmental regulators are monitoring the cleanup of a fuel spill in the interior village of Beaver.The state Department of Environmental Conservation says village utility workers discovered the spill Tuesday evening while transferring fuel into a storage tank and the transfer hose disconnected. The spill was reported to the DEC Wednesday morning.It’s unknown how much fuel spilled.The DEC says a utility worker used old clothing to absorb the fuel. Some remaining fuel was seen Wednesday morning and was removed with absorbent pads found after the initial cleanup. The agency says removal of contaminated soil was initiated Wednesday afternoon.The DEC says the smell of diesel was noticed outside the school about 200 yards away but there have been no reports of a diesel smell inside the school.last_img read more

Andrew Garfield is open to gay sex

first_imgAndrew Garfield has said he wouldn’t rule out gay sex in the future.In a new interview, he clarifies: ‘I have an openness to any impulses that may arise.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) However, The Amazing Spider-Man star furthermore added that he’s so far only been attracted to women in his life.The actor made the admission to OUT magazine.‘I always try to surrender to the mystery of not being in charge’He told the publication: ‘My stance toward life, though, is that I always try to surrender to the mystery of not being in charge. I think most people – we’re intrinsically trying to control our experience here, and manage it, and put walls around what we are and who we are.’Why the straight media invented the Andrew Garfield ‘I’m a gay man’ scandal He furthermore continued: ‘I want to know as much of the garden as possible before I pass – I have an openness to any impulses that may arise within me at any time. But, if I were to identify, I would identify as heterosexual, and being someone who identifies that way, and who’s taking on this seminal role, my scariest thought was, am I allowed to do this?’Andrew was speaking about his role in Tony Kushner’s classic queer play Angels in America. The production was staged at London’s National Theatre last year, and this year hits Broadway.Last year, the Oscar-nominated star came ‘under fire’ for saying he’s ‘a gay man without the physical act’ during a Q&A at the National Theatre.Last week, British fashion designer Alexa Chung also said she would be open to sex with a member of the same gender. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/andrew-garfield-open-gay-sex/last_img read more

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first_img Related Content August 8, 2008 – Nuance Communications Inc., a supplier of speech solutions, said this week its healthcare division has crossed the 70,000 license threshold with its Dragon Medical speech recognition solution. Dragon Medical is reportedly the only version of Nuance’s Dragon software family designed exclusively for use by healthcare providers to create EMRs. With 70,000 users, Dragon Medical is used by more than 10 percent of all physicians in the U.S., said the company.Utilizing specialized medical vocabularies and seamless integration into all EMR systems, Dragon Medical empowers physicians, nurses and other caregivers to use their voice to document highly detailed medical reports at up to 99 percent accuracy, said Nuance. Reportedly eliminating hours of typing, clicking and scrolling, Dragon Medical lets clinicians describe the narrative of the patient encounter through free-form dictation, quickly navigate patient charts using spoken commands and reduce or eliminate the cost of transcription. By combining point-and-click EMR templates with clinician speech-recognized dictation, healthcare provider organizations can create more complete medical records that generate higher levels of reimbursement, while improving provider productivity and patient care, according to the company. For more information: www.nuance.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Information Technology | February 26, 2016 Nuance Unveils Dragon Medical One Platform Nuance Communications Inc. announced Dragon Medical One, a universal and secure cloud-based platform that provides… read more News | Dictation Systems | March 07, 2016 M*Modal Highlights Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation at HIMSS 2016 M*Modal announced that its clinical intelligence platform has been broadly embraced by physicians in over 150 sites… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | April 28, 2016 G2 Speech, LogicNets Announce Strategic Partnership for Clinical Structured Reporting April 28, 2016 — G2 Speech, European provider of… read more News | August 07, 2008 Dragon Medical Speech Recognition System Reaches 70,000 Licenses Technology | Dictation Systems | November 25, 2015 M*Modal Expands its Imaging Reporting Suite to Improve Documentation Quality November 25, 2015 — M*Modal will showcase improvements to its Fluency for Imaging reporting suite at RSNA 2015. read more Technology | February 19, 2015 Calgary Scientific Launches ResolutionMD 5.0 Calgary Scientific Inc. announced the release of ResolutionMD 5.0, which offers better access to health information,… read more Technology | April 16, 2015 Nuance Showcases New Clinical Documentation Tools for Mobile Devices and Wearables Nuance Communications showcased its newest innovations for bringing clinical documentation to smart devices, smart… read more Technology | June 03, 2015 Nuance Launches First Evidence-Based Computer-Assisted Reporting Solution for Radiologists Nuance Communications Inc. announced the general availability of PowerScribe 360 Reporting version 3.0, delivering the… read more News | Information Technology | July 28, 2017 Nuance Restores Service to Majority of eScription Clients Following Malware Incident Nuance Communications Inc. provided an update on its restoration process following the previously reported June 27,… read more News | February 24, 2015 Dolbey Speech Recognition Awarded Best in KLAS Third Consecutive Year For the third consecutive year, a Dolbey speech recognition solution was named Best in KLAS. Dolbey earned this year’s… read more Technology | January 06, 2015 IDS Debuts Advanced Integration With Cloud Speech Engine for its Speech Recognition, Reporting Platform IDS debuted at RSNA 2014 Voice2Dox speech recognition and reporting platform with cloud-based clinical speech… read morelast_img read more

Rousseff Europe must act in unison facing crisis

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements She also says getting the global economy back on track “cannot rely solely on the measures adopted by developing nations.”An expanding middle class in nations like Brazil and their demand has helped the bottom lines of many multinational companies.Spain’s King Juan Carlos says that his nation has the “commitment and determination” to shrug off the crisis and that its governing institutions are solid.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil’s president says European nations must cooperate better to exit the financial crisis they face _ and they shouldn’t rely on growth in developing nations for help.President Dilma Rousseff spoke Monday in Brasilia alongside Spain’s king, who is visiting Brazil leading a business delegation.Rousseff says Brazil’s message to the upcoming G20 meeting is that Europe needs to stop bickering and act in unison. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

Police disperse rally against electricity prices in Armenia

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories About 5,000 demonstrators marched Monday to the presidential headquarters, but were stopped by phalanxes of riot police backed by water cannons.The protesters then sat on the road, blocking traffic and ignoring repeated demands by police to leave.They refused the government’s offers to appoint representatives to present their demands to President Serge Sarkisian and demanded that he attend the rally.Police repeatedly told the demonstrators to disperse, but several hundred remained there through the night. Riot police eventually moved to break up the protest early Tuesday, using water cannons.Some protesters resisted police and threw rocks at the officers, who responded by beating them with truncheons.Armenian police spokesman Ashot Agaronian said that 237 demonstrators were detained. He said seven demonstrators and 11 police officers were injured.Early Tuesday, police also broke up a small rally in Armenia’s second-largest city of Gyumri held in support of the main protest in the capital, arresting 12 people.The demonstrators were demanding that the government reconsider its decision to increase electricity prices for households by 17-22 percent. Initially they weren’t making any political demands, but later some participants in the protest called for Sarkisian’s resignation. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Check your body, save your life The opposition Armenian National Congress’s faction in parliament walked out in protest against the rally’s break-up during Tuesday’s parliament session and demanded the release of all those who were detained.Raffi Hovannisian, the leader of the opposition Heritage party who challenged Sarkisian in a 2013 presidential election, also denounced the government over the crackdown on the protest, calling it “the national shame.”Sarkisian, who is serving his second term, hasn’t yet commented on the protest.The landlocked country’s economy is hobbled by the longstanding closure of its borders with Azerbaijan and Turkey over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and depends on close ties with Russia.Russian companies control some of the most prized economic assets in Armenia, including the country’s power grid whose price hike triggered the protest.The protest was organized by activists, who recently had succeeded in blocking a hike in bus ticket prices.“We will come to the end to defend our rights,” one of the protest organizers, 28-year old lawyer Rimma Sarkisian, said over the weekend. She said they weren’t affiliated with any of Armenia’s political forces. Alexander Iskandarian, the head of the Caucasus Institute, an independent think-tank, said the protest reflected “the radicalization of opposition activities.”Another protest is set to be held later on Tuesday.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Riot police armed with water cannons on Tuesday forcefully dispersed demonstrators who blocked a central avenue in the Armenian capital to protest a hike in electricity prices, arresting more than 200 people.The scope of the protest and its tough dispersal represented the most serious unrest Armenia has seen in years, raising concerns about political stability in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation that hosts a Russian military base and is part of a Moscow-dominated economic alliance.last_img read more

Hope for Children expands operations beyond Nicosia

first_imgHumanitarian organisation Hope For Children is extending its facilities and services beyond Nicosia to Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos, it was announced on Wednesday.At a press conference in Limassol for the official opening of the Limassol centre, board member Emili Yoliti said that the Larnaca centre has already started operations.The Limassol centre is housed in a space provided by the municipality of Limassol, in the social welfare building at Filellinon street.The Paphos facility is expected to open soon, Yoliti said.“The offices will be staffed with qualified personnel, psychologists and social workers who will support the work done in Nicosia, with the services of the organisation closer to the place of residence of each child.”Referring to the mission of the organisation, she said that it is based on the practical protection and promotion of the rights of the child, as laid down in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Cyprus ratified in 1991.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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