Canadas telecom industry uses misleading and unacceptable sales practices CRTC report confirms

The Canadian Television-Radio and Telecommunications Commission confirmed Wednesday what has been widely alleged for years — that Canada’s telecommunications industry uses unacceptable sales practices that mislead consumers and harm vulnerable members of the public.The national telecom regulator said the misleading and aggressive practices exist in all types of sales channels including in stores, online, over the telephone and at homes when companies conduct door-to-door sales campaigns.“Many Canadians stated that they have been subjected to misleading or aggressive sales practices by the service providers, with many of them reporting that these instances occurred recently,” the report says. Customer complaints against Canadian telecom, TV providers soar 57% in 2017-18: report CRTC moves to create internet code of conduct in surprise timing After five days of hearings, ball in CRTC’s court on telecom sales practices It said the record shows the most vulnerable members of the public are seniors, people with disabilities and Canadians whose first language isn’t English or French.The report was compiled after five days of testimony at public hearings in October and months information gathering by the CRTC.The inquiry focused on the sales practices of 12 Canadian providers of wireless and internet services, with much of the attention focused on BCE’s Bell Canada — the country’s biggest telecommunications company.Bell said repeatedly in documents and testimony it has a stringent code of conduct for employees and contractors and a relatively good track record, but that it could be improved.Other publicly traded companies under scrutiny were Rogers Communications, Telus Communications, Quebecor’s Videotron, Cogeco Communications and Shaw Communications. The 41-page report doesn’t spell out which companies have the worst track records.Instead, the CRTC said it plans to follow up its report with measures to address the problems identified through the inquiry — although many of them will require additional, time-consuming regulatory proceedings.Among the most certain actions is a “secret shopper” program the CRTC plans to create to periodically target specific sales channels or locations across Canada.“The CRTC intends to publish the results of the secret shopper program for consumers to use as another piece of information when making decisions about their communications services,” the report says.It also intends to create new tools for consumers, such as a checklist that informs what rules apply and which organizations are best-suited to addressing complaints.“These tools would provide a road map of rights and remedies for Canadians who believe they have experienced misleading or aggressive retail sales practices by the service providers.”But there are concerns about how quickly the CRTC will act on its intentions, given the complexity of the issues identified by the inquiry and the commission’s other responsibilities as a quasi-judicial body.For instance, the CRTC began a process last year after the inquiry to create a new mandatory code of conduct for internet service providers, who sometimes use door-to-door sales teams when they roll out new products.It may require service providers to provide pre-sale quotes or other measures that would allow potential customers to make more informed decisions, but industry players have warned such measures could stifle competition.The work of the commission may also be complicated by the Trudeau government’s ongoing review of the federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting acts, which won’t be completed until after the national election in October.The CRTC was ordered to conduct the hearings in June in response to a series of reports by the CBC and other media and a rising number of consumer complaints through various channels.Navdeep Bains, the minister responsible for telecommunications, directed the CRTC to deliver its report by Feb. 28.A spokesman for Bains said Wednesday morning that the minister was expected to issue a statement on the CRTC’s report in the afternoon. read more

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Sudan UN reports 10 per cent jump in number of people in

The increase has meant that the number of conflict-affected persons requiring aid in Darfur rose to 2 million, or a third of the population, including both 1.6 internally displaced people (IDPs) and 400,000 affected people in place, from a total for both groups of 1.8 million in August, Jan Egeland said. The number excluded the 200,000 refugees who fled to neighbouring Chad, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which Mr. Egeland heads. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it would strengthen its operations in Darfur to take pressure off the resources of the local population around the 11 refugee camps in eastern Chad. Already, one danger was that in eastern Chad, “one of the driest places on earth,” water supplies were being exhausted and finding water has been a big logistical problem. In Iridimi camp near Iriba, UNHCR said, “the water table is decreasing much faster than foreseen, with the current supply likely to last for only two more weeks.” “We fear that if the situation is not stabilized soon in Darfur, we could see tens of thousands more refugees cross the border into Chad, where resources are already stretched to the breaking point and where there is growing animosity among the local population,” UNHCR said. Within Darfur, an estimated 70 per cent of the conflict-affected population received food and 52 per cent received shelter and other critical survival items last month, OCHA said. About 40 per cent had clean water supplies, 42 per cent had available latrines and 67 per cent could go to primary health care facilities. More than 6,000 national and international aid workers were distributing life-saving materials. “Aid agencies have made tremendous strides over the past month by boosting their presence on the ground and reaching more people living in previously inaccessible territory,” Mr. Egeland said. read more

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Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Apr 18, 2016 9:51 am MDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2016 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, aircraft wait on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London. A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone left the plane undamaged, but the aviation industry shaken. British police and air-accident authorities are investigating the incident which occurred on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone while it was approaching Heathrow Airport. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file) LONDON – A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken.British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday’s incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to be a drone at a height of about 1,700 feet (518 metres) while it was approaching Heathrow Airport.The plane landed safely and was cleared to fly again after an inspection by engineers. But the incident has focused attention on the growing number of unregulated drones in the sky and the potential for disaster if they hit a plane — either accidentally or on purpose.London’s Metropolitan Police said Monday the incident occurred over Richmond Park, a large open expanse a few miles from the airport. Chief Superintendent Martin Hendry said the incident “highlights the very real dangers of reckless, negligent and sometimes malicious use of drones.”“The potential is there for a major incident,” he said.HOW MANY DRONES ARE OUT THERE?The authorities don’t know exactly, since small drones bought for private use often don’t have to be registered, but the market is growing fast as drones become cheaper and easier to operate.In Britain alone, electronics stores sold thousands during the 2015 Christmas season. Phil Finnegan, director of corporate analysis at aerospace research company Teal Group, estimates there are “several million” drones in the United States.Tony Tyler, director-general of the International Air Transport Association, told an aviation conference in Denmark on Monday that drones “are here to stay.”“But we must not allow them to become a drag on the efficiency of the airways or a safety threat to commercial aviation,” he said.Tyler called for “a sensible approach to regulation and a pragmatic method of firm enforcement for those who disregard rules and regulations and put others in danger.”WHAT ARE THE RULES?Many countries distinguish between commercial drone operators, which must be licensed, and those used recreationally.In Britain, operators don’t need a license to use a small drone weighing less than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) for recreational purposes.Drones must not be flown above 400 feet (120 metres), must remain within sight of the operator and must and kept away from planes, helicopters, airports and airfields. Violators can receive six months in prison and a fine — though prosecutions have been rare — but endangering the safety of an aircraft carries a maximum life sentence.HOW MANY NEAR MISSES BETWEEN DRONES AND AIRCRAFT?While actual collisions are rare, Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority says there were 40 near misses between drones and aircraft in 2015, compared to nine in 2014. Before that, such incidents were too uncommon to merit annual statistics.In the United States, the FAA recorded almost 600 incidents of drones getting too close to aircraft between August 22, 2015 and Jan 31, 2016.WHAT COULD A DRONE DO TO A PLANE?The biggest worries are a drone damaging the windshield or fuselage of a plane — with the additional danger that lithium batteries on the drone could ignite — or getting sucked into an engine.Aviation systems expert Philip Butterworth-Hayes says there has been relatively little research on the impact of such a collision.“We don’t know what happens when a drone gets inside an engine,” he said. “The only thing you can do (to find out) is fly it into an engine, which is horrendously expensive. It’s not a test you want to do all the time.”While the most obvious threat is from accidental collisions, experts have also warned that terrorists could seek to bring down a plane with an explosives-laden drone.Butterworth-Hayes said drones, lasers that can be shone in pilots’ eyes and cyberattacks are among evolving threats to aviation.“There’s a whole new series of risks out there which we’re just at the start of assessing and we don’t know how big they are,” he said.WHAT CAN BE DONE TO CUT THE RISKS?The British government is considering introducing a drone-registration scheme so the aerial vehicles can be traced back to their owners.In the U.S, the FAA introduced a registration plan in December, with owners facing a fine if they don’t comply. More than 400,000 people had registered by the end of March.While new rules and better education are part of the solution, technology will also be a key factor. Drones can be fitted with “geo-fencing” software that prevents them from entering restricted areas. But geo-fencing technology is not a legal requirement for many drones, and criminals or those bent on terror could potentially disable the software.Finnegan says developing new ways to stop rogue drones by disabling or destroying them is a high priority for defence and technology companies.“There’s a whole new drive among aerospace and defence company to develop counter-drone measures — ways you can protect against either someone who doesn’t know what they are doing or someone who does know what they are doing and is trying to do something bad,” he said.___Associated Press reporter Danica Kirka contributed to this report. Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger read more

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ROAD TO FRANCE 2017 Austria Latvia Czech Republic and Netherlands on 100

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and Portugal made important steps towards World Championship 2017 Play-Off next June. The most interesting match of the Sunday evening was played in Lithuanian Kaunas, where Bosnians missed the chance in the last second to score winning goal…Here are the complete results:GROUP 1:Slovakia – KOS 38:20Lithuania – BIH 27:27STANDINGS:Lithuania 3BIH 3Slovakia 2KOS 0GROUP 2:Finland – Austria 29:32Romania – Italy 35:22STANDINGS:Austria 4Romania 2Italy 2Finland 0GROUP 3:Greece – Cyprus 31:27Ukraine – Latvia 18:23STANDINGS:Latvia 4Greece 2Ukraine 2Cyprus 0GROUP 4:Estonia – Georgia 25:25Portugal – Israel 36:21STANDINGS:Portugal 5Israel 4Estonia 2Georgia 1GROUP 5:Belgium – Czech Republic 32:36STANDINGS:Czech Republic 4Belgium 0Turkey 0 – no matchesGROUP 6:Luxembourg – Netherlands 30:34STANDINGS:Netherlands 4Luxembourg 0Switzerland 0 – no matchesPHOTO: EHFWorld Championship 2017 ← Previous Story STRONG TALANT BOYS: Hungary win home Provident Cup Next Story → Women’s EHF CL: CSM Bucuresti surprise in “Morača” – Only Roston on 100%! read more

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ÉtatsUnis un bogue sur le Lumia 900 contrarie les plans de Nokia

first_imgÉtats-Unis : un bogue sur le Lumia 900 contrarie les plans de NokiaLe Lumia 900, qui devait marquer le retour de Nokia au premier plan, est déjà victime d’un sérieux bogue aux Etats-Unis.Le fabricant Nokia a reconnu mercredi que le système d’exploitation installé sur le smartphone Lumia 900 était touché par un bogue. Ce terminal est pourvu du système d’exploitation Windows Phone de Microsoft. Cette nouvelle tombe mal, alors que Nokia souhaitait entreprendre un retour au premier plan et refaire son retard sur Apple et Google.Carolina Milanesi, analyste de Gartner, a même commenté ainsi cet évènement : “c’est comme si leur moteur avait calé dès le début d’une course alors que tous les projecteurs sont braqués sur eux”. Pour l’heure, cette panne n’a touché que le marché américain où le Lumia 900 a été lancé par l’opérateur AT&T.Nokia a tenté d’expliquer cette panne en faisant référence à une “perte de connectivité” liée au système d’exploitation et non au réseau, ni à un problème technique. Le groupe finlandais indique qu’une solution devrait être trouvée d’ici le 16 avril.Le 11 avril 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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UNDP lauds Jamaicas efforts on Climate Change

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 27, 2017 – Kingston – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is lauding the Government for the significant work in creating an enabling environment for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Jamaica.Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP, Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, said the organisation recognises “the impressive leadership of the Government in pushing forward the national agenda on both development and climate change”.She was addressing negotiators and other stakeholders during a preparatory meeting for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston on Wednesday (October 25).   COP 23 will be held in Bonn, Germany, from November 6 to 17.Dr. Laurence-Chounoune said that Jamaica has been a significant contributor to the Caribbean and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) negotiating team and has “boldly, clearly and relentlessly brought the peculiar issues of SIDS to the climate change negotiating table at successive COPs”.She noted that Jamaica is strongly positioned to advocate for an effective COP 23 outcome that can support the achievement of national targets.  The UNFCCC entered into force on March 21, 1994. It has near-universal membership. To date, 197 countries have ratified the Convention.  The COP meets each year to take decisions that further the implementation of the Convention and to combat climate change.In the meantime, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said climate change remains at the top of the Government’s agenda.“The reality is that we must focus on our long-term resilience in a changing climate and changing world,” he said.Mr. Vaz noted that the Government recognizes that climate change has far-reaching implications for the future, particularly in terms of its impact on jobs, infrastructure, investments, natural and man-made resources, the economy as well as the country’s sustainable development goals.Further highlighting the gravity of the impact of climate change, the Minister pointed to a study done by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), which estimates that by 2050, cumulative losses due to degradation of marine ecosystems, storm damage and other factors may average as much as US$366 million per year.Meanwhile, the Minister welcomed the consultation, which, he said, will provide an opportunity to discuss and agree on the kind of actions needed from developing countries on issues that are critical to the Caribbean and SIDS.“The consultations also foster the exchange of ideas that will enable SIDS, like Jamaica, to strengthen their negotiating position at the COP talks in order to find the best fit for us in terms of building our resilience to the impacts of climate change,” he said.The Bonn climate change conference is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerate the transformation to sustainable, resilient and climate-safe development.The Paris accord, which is an agreement within the UNFCCC, deals with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and financing, starting in the year 2020.Jamaica became the 142nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement on March 30, 2017.  As of October 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, and 169 have become party to it.Release: JISlast_img read more

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Portland police investigate three early morning shootings

first_imgPortland police are investigating three early morning shootings that killed one person and injured two more.At about 3:50 a.m. Portland police officers responded to a report of several gunshots near Northeast 13th Avenue and Rosa Parks Way. Officers arrived in the area and found a man lying in the street.Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the man dead. His name and age have not been released.It’s unknown if the shooting is gang-related.Less than two hours earlier, Portland police were called to a report of a shooting at North Fessenden Street and North Geneva Avenue next to Northgate Park.Officers arrived at the scene to find a 20-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man’s 18-year-old brother was also at the scene but wasn’t injured during the shooting, according to police.The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the face and back, according to Portland police.Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team also responded.At about 12:55 a.m., Portland police responded to a report of a shooting outside the 82nd Avenue Bar and Grill at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Raymond Street.Officers arrived to find a 32-year-old woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her left leg, according to police.Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team responded to this shooting as well.No arrests have been made in the shootings, and it’s unclear whether the shootings are related, according to police.last_img read more

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Chill about Mahershala Ali as Blade Wesley Snipes tells Marvel fans

first_imgWesley Snipes, who famously played Blade the vampire hunter in three films, congratulated Mahershala Ali on his casting in a new Blade film.  New Line Cinema Blade star Wesley Snipes wants fans to “chillaaxx” about the surprise San Diego Comic-Con news that Mahershala Ali will star in a new version of the story instead of Snipes himself returning to the role.In a statement obtained by CNET sister site, Snipes welcomed Ali to the part and urged fans to accept the new take on the film.”To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx,” Snipes said. “Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew — always a fan.” He went on to praise Ali, the Academy Award-winning star of Moonlight and Green Book, calling him “a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come.” Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ BLADE with Mahershala Ali.— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019 Share your voice 3:04 The news was announced at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday, with few details other than Ali’s casting. Snipes played the role of the superhero vampire hunter in three films released between 1998 and 2004, and had expressed interest in returning.  Tags Let’s start the movement right here, right now, for @MarvelStudios to cast @wesleysnipes as Whistler in the reboot of #BladeMCU.The entire current run of comic-book movies owes everything to the 1st Blade movie, so a little honouring of the legacy he left isn’t too much to ask.— HenryHigginsIII (@dravencage) July 21, 2019 Fans might be a bit soothed by rumors that Snipes will land a cameo or other role in the new film.”Let’s start the movement right here, right now, for MarvelStudios to cast wesleysnipes as Whistler in the reboot of #BladeMCU,” wrote one Twitter user. (Abraham Whistler is Blade’s mentor.) Marvel’s Phase 4 plan explained See the best Marvel Avengers cosplay from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 TV and Movies 30 Photos 1 There’s no date yet for the new Blade, though according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, it will come out in Phase 5, not Phase 4, of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase 4 covers movies coming out in 2020 and 2021, so it’ll be a bit of a wait for Blade. Comment Comic-Con Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

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Seabird Decline Could Signal Drop In Ocean Productivity

first_img(USGS Photo)Seabirds are on the decline in the North Pacific, from the Western Aleutians to Vancouver Island. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey compiled and filtered the data of hundreds of thousands of surveys of different species conducted in the last 40 years to document the decline. They say the decline could signal a drop in the overall productivity of the ocean.Gary Drew is wildlife biologist with the United States Geological Survey who spent more than a decade compiling the data set with a colleague. He says the overall trend was a decrease in seabird biomass of about two percent, but the decline varied from species to species.Download Audiolast_img

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WATCH BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiyas son hits govt officials with cricket bat

first_imgSenior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya landed in hot water after a video of his son beating civic officers with a cricket bat went viral on social media on Wednesday. Vijayvargiya is currently BJP’s national general secretary while his son Akash represents Indore-3 in the assembly.#WATCH Madhya Pradesh: Akash Vijayvargiya, BJP MLA and son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, thrashes a Municipal Corporation officer with a cricket bat, in Indore. The officers were in the area for an anti-encroachment drive.— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019The incident happened on Wednesday when the civic body officials, including Dhirendra Byas and Asit Khare, were on an anti-encroachment drive at Ganji Compound in Indore. There they met Akash and his slew of supporters who asked the officers to leave the area.”You should leave within five minutes or else whatever happens after that will be your responsibility,” Akash was quoted as saying by NDTV.  The argument turned violent and soon Akash began began chasing and beating the officers. The two officers have now registered an FIR against Akash and his supporters.This isn’t the first time an act of violence by a politician was caught on camera. Last week, a BJP MLA from Telangana claimed that the state police had hit him on the head with a stone. However, a video clearly showed him inflicting injuries on his own head with a stone.last_img read more

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President pardons murder convict Joseph Minister

first_imgTofayel Ahmed Joseph. Prothom Alo File PhotoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said president Abdul Hamid has pardoned Tofayel Ahmed Joseph, a ‘top terror’ of the 90s, who had been serving life imprisonment in a murder case.”The president has granted the mercy petition filed by Joseph. He was ill. He was granted clemency for his treatment,” the minister said while talking to reporters at his office.Asked whether he was aware that Joseph has already left the country after his release from jail, the minister parried the question, saying, “He was sentenced to life imprisonment. He had already served 20 years and filed the mercy petition following the due process.”In reply to another query that Joseph fled to India, he made a counter question, saying, “Did you see him going to India? He cited his serious illness in the mercy petition and sought clemency for the rest one year and three months of imprisonment. The president has probably granted the mercy petition.”Joseph was released from Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj on Sunday following the presidential mercy, said its jailer Mahbub Alam.Earlier on 9 December 2015, the Appellate Division commuted Joseph’s death penalty to life imprisonment in the Freedom Party (now-defunct) leader Mostafizur Rahman murder case.The apex court had also acquitted another accused of the case, Kabil Sarkar, after granting his petition.On 7 May 1996 Freedom Party leader of city’s Mohammadpur area Mostafizur Rahman was shot dead by some unknown assailants. Victim’s wife Rashida Parvin filed a case the following day.After trial, the Speedy Trial Tribunal of Dhaka sentenced Joseph and another accused Masud Jomader to death and Kabil to life imprisonment on 25 April 2004.The High Court on 20 September 2007 upheld the death penalty of Joseph and life imprisonment of Kabil and acquitted Masud of the charges following petitions filed by the convicts. Later, Joseph and Kabil filed appeal against the High Court verdict.last_img read more

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Interpol chief under investigation China

first_imgNTERPOL president Meng Hongwei poses during a visit to the headquarters of International Police Organisation in Lyon, France, 8 May 2018. Photo: ReutersChina said on Sunday it was investigating Meng Hongwei for suspected wrongdoing after the head of the global law enforcement organisation Interpol and Chinese vice minister for security was reported missing in France.The statement by a Chinese anti-graft body was the first official word from China about Meng since his disappearance was reported in France on Friday. Meng had been reported missing by his wife after travelling last month from France, where Interpol is based, to China.”Public security ministry vice minister Meng Hongwei is currently under investigation by the National Supervisory Commission for suspected violations of law,” the Chinese anti-corruption body said in a brief statement on its website.Interpol said later that Meng had resigned as president of the organisation, and that South Korean national Kim Jong Yang would become its acting president, while it would appoint a new president at a Nov 18-21 meeting of the organisation in Dubai.Interpol said earlier over the weekend that it had asked Beijing to clarify Meng’s situation.”Today, Sunday 7 October, (at) the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, France received the resignation of Mr Meng Hongwei as President of Interpol with immediate effect,” Interpol said in a statement on Sunday.When asked about the Chinese announcement on Sunday, France’s Interior Ministry said it had no information.The French ministry said last Friday that Meng’s family had not heard from him since 25 September, and French authorities said his wife was under police protection after getting threats.Husband’s warning to wife?French police have been investigating what is officially termed in France a “worrying disappearance”.Local French media broadcast a video which they said was from Meng’s wife Grace, in which she issued a brief statement from a hotel in Lyon to express her concerns. Reuters could not confirm the comments attributed to her.”As long as I can’t see my husband in front of me, speaking to me, I can’t have any confidence,” Grace Meng was quoted as saying by French TV stations and Sunday newspapers.The websites of French papers broadcast video clips showing Meng speaking in a trembling voice, with her back to a TV camera in order to hide her appearance.”This is a matter for the international community. This matter belongs to my motherland,” she added in the video clips.French media also reported that Meng’s husband had recently sent her a mobile phone message featuring a knife image, as a way of showing her that he felt he was in danger.Meng, 64, was named to the post of Interpol president in late 2016, part of a broader Chinese effort to gain leadership positions in key international organisations.Presidents of Interpol are seconded from their national administrations and remain in their home post while representing the international policing body.Interpol, which groups 192 countries and is usually focused on finding people who are missing or wanted, is run on a day-to-day basis by its secretary general, German national Juergen Stock.When Meng was named Interpol’s president, human rights groups expressed concern that Beijing might try to leverage his position to pursue dissidents abroad. Beijing has in the past pressed countries to arrest and deport to China citizens it accuses of crimes, from corruption to terrorism.Under president Xi Jinping, China has been engaged in a crackdown on corruption.last_img read more

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Pluto TV Latino Viacoms FreeStreaming Platform Launches 2000 Hours of Spanish and

first_imgPluto TV is targeting Hispanic audiences — long underserved in the streaming space — with Pluto TV Latino: a suite of 11 free linear channels stocked with 2,000-plus hours of TV programming in Spanish and Portuguese.The entretenimiento gratuito lineup includes content from Pluto TV parent Viacom, with dedicated channels for MTV Latino and Comedy Central Latino and movies from Paramount Pictures, as well as material licensed from partners including NBCUniversal’s Telemundo, Combate World and Lucha Libre. It’s touted as the biggest collection of Hispanic programming ever offered on a free, ad-supported internet streaming service.Pluto TV Latino is an obvious next foray for Pluto, the latest move to expand the AVOD service since Viacom bought the startup for $340 million earlier this year. Pluto TV said it’s planning to launch additional targeted channels in the fall of 2019 in areas like food, travel, reality competition, and kids. Related Available in the U.S., Pluto TV Latino’s 11 channels include three movie-themed channels and curated channels featuring music specials, comedies, crime series, and telenovelas. The programming comprises both native in-language and dubbed versions of TV shows.Here’s a rundown of the first slate of channels in Pluto TV Latino, launching this week:Pluto TV Cine Estelar: A collection of movies from Paramount, with upcoming titles set to include “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Top Gun,” “Clueless,” “Failure to Launch,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Forrest Gump,” “Ghost,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Old School,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Star Trek Beyond,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Top Gun,” and “Zoolander.”Pluto TV Películas: Action movies dubbed in Spanish including “48 Hours,” “Down to Earth,” “Hugo,” “I Love You, Man,” “Jackass: The Movie,” “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” “Nacho Libre,” “Patriot Games,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Shaft,” “Team America: World Police,” “Terms of Endearment,” “Top Five,” and Zodiac.”Pluto TV Cine Latino: Spanish-language movies including upcoming titles like “Aventurera,” “El Cielo En Tu Mirada,” “En la Punta de Mi Cañon,” “Morgana,” “Abre Los Ojos,” “Sin Memoria,” and “The Baby’s Room.”Pluto TV Investiga: True-crime shows like “The FBI Files” and “The New Detectives.”Pluto TV Novelas: Shows from Argentina and Colombia like “Los Hombres También Lloran,” “Amar Después de Amar,” “Fanny La Fan,” “Los Hombres También Lloran,” “Amar Despues De Amar,” “Aliados,” “Niñas Mal” and “Último Año.”Telemundo Telenovelas Clásicas: Telenovelas from the Hispanic broadcaster including “Flor Salvaje” and “Relaciones Peligrosas.”MTV Latino: Spanish-language shows including reality series “Acapulco Shore,” “Quiero Mis Quinces,” “Catfish,” “Are You The One?” and “Ex On The Beach,” plus Latin Unplugged concerts.Comedy Central Latino: Stand-up specials from comedians like El Diablito, Isaac Salame and Alejandra Ley along with series like “La Culpa es de Cortés,” “Bar Central,” “La Familia Del Barrio.”Pluto TV Brasil: Original series in Brazilian Portuguese from MTV Brasil, Comedy Central Brasil and Porta dos Fundos, with upcoming programming to include “A Culpa Do Cabral,” “Adotada,” “Papito in Love,” “Grande Gonzalez,” “Catfish Brasil,” and “De Férias com o Ex Brasil.”Combate World: Mixed martial arts (MMA) content featuring championship events, reality television and lifestyle programming.Lucha Libre: Mexican wrestling channel featuring the trademark masks and high-flying moves. Viacom Adds Pluto TV Drama, Food, and Movies to Channel 5’s On-Demand Service Bob Bakish Talks Pluto TV, Netflix and CBS-Viacom Merger Rumors Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes is 1080p on PS4 720p on

first_imgBefore you even consider purchasing Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on March 18, it’s important to remember that this is a 2 hour experience you will pay up to $40 to enjoy. But if that doesn’t act as a deterrent, then there’s another factor to take into consideration when deciding which platform to buy the game on.As is becoming the common case now, the PS4 version is superior to the Xbox One release. That has been confirmed by Konami through the release of several screenshot comparisons and details of what resolution and frame rate the game will run at on each platform.If you plan on picking the game up on PS3 or Xbox 360, it will run at 720p (scaling internally) and 30fps. The Xbox One achieves 720p and 60fps, which is an achievement when many other Xbox One games have only managed 30fps. The PS4 comes out on top, however, managing a 1080p resolution and 60fps.Of course, the same caveats apply as with previous titles. Unless you are running the game side-by-side on the Xbox One and PS4, you aren’t going to notice the difference. And the fact that the game runs at 60fps on the Xbox One is great news for owners, especially if this has been achieved without the SDK update that promises to solve the ESRAM limitation issues for higher resolution and frame rates on the console.However, if you have both next-gen consoles, the PS4 version looks to be the one to get as it is the only one to combine the highest frame rate and resolution these consoles are designed to run at.last_img read more

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Man thrashed for failing to answer queries on PM national anthem

first_imgMalda: A man was allegedly assaulted by four persons in a moving train in West Bengal, after he failed to reply to their queries on the prime minister and the national anthem, police said on Friday. The victim,, a migrant labourer, was on his way to Kaliachak in Malda district from Howrah on May 14, when the four persons got into the train and sat next to his seat after he had briefly deboarded at a station, a police officer said.Upon his arrival, they suddenly started asking him questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the national anthem and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said, adding, the man was roughed up when he could not reply to the queries.The group later got down at Bandel station.A local NGO – Bangla Sankriti Mancha – lodged an FIR yesterday against the accused, based on videos taken by co-passengers, Kaliachak Police Station Inspector-in-Charge Suman Chatterjee said.An investigation into the matter is underway, Chatterjee said.last_img read more

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Rare Blue Pigment Found in Medieval Womans Teeth has Historians Excited

first_imgTeeth reveal all manner of things about our health, and it’s no surprise that archaeologists often rely on evidence from teeth and bones in order to draw conclusions about the lives of our ancestors. However, the discovery of a blue-stained tooth in the corpse of a medieval nun has left historians particularly excited about the possible implications.An interdisciplinary team of archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and scientists recently published a groundbreaking study in which they report that bright blue deposits were found in the teeth of a medieval nun at a monastery in Dalheim, Germany.Photo Courtesy Christina WarinnerAccording to the report, published in the journal Science Advances, this particular woman had an astonishing number of ultramarine flecks in her mouth, which appeared to have accumulated over many years.Further analysis revealed that the blue flecks were actually lapis lazuli, a rare and vibrant blue pigment found only in an area of Afghanistan.This rare and expensive material was used in the production of lavishly decorated manuscripts, and was reserved for only the most important texts.Photo by John Moore/Getty ImagesBlue is a notoriously difficult color to manufacture, and the brilliant, bright hue created by lapis lazuli was in high demand for exceptional works of art.Lapis lazuli was imported from Afghanistan, ground into a powder and mixed with water to make a pigment, which was then carefully applied to illustrated manuscripts by trained scribes.Only the most accomplished and experienced scribes would be trusted to handle such a rare substance; it was at least as expensive as gold and much more difficult to find.Lapis lazuli block. Photo by Luna04 CC BY-SA 3.0According to the report in Science Advances, the team found that the teeth contained many flecks of lapis lazuli that had become embedded in the dental calculus, hardened plaque that gathers on the teeth over the course of a lifetime.Furthermore, the pattern of these deposits was consistent with a licking motion, as if they had accumulated when the scribe licked the end of her brush with her tongue.Analysis of the corpse indicated that this particular scribe was female, and aged between 45 and 60 years old when she died. Aside from the extraordinary amount of lapis lazuli they found in her mouth, the team agreed that she was an otherwise normal and healthy woman.Radiocarbon dating techniques revealed that she was alive sometime between 997 and 1162, during a period in which European monasteries were flourishing.Monasteries were a hotbed of artistic activity in medieval Europe, and all kinds of religious, liturgical and historical texts were produced in these institutions.Dalheim Church of St. Peter and women’s monastery. Photo Courtesy C. Warriner et al., 2019/Science AdvanceManuscript illustration is one of the most elaborate and beautiful forms of medieval art, and these objects represent labors of love created by skilled scribes trained in the religious community.It has often been assumed that the majority of scribes who produced these beautiful works of art would have been men. Some historians have even gone so far as to suggest that women would have been prohibited from illustrating important manuscripts in this period.Photo Courtesy C. Warinner (A); M. Tromp and A. Radini (B to I).More recently, however, important work by historians such as Alison Beach has shown that female scribes were much more prevalent in European monasteries than has previously been assumed.Part of the difficulty in identifying female scribes is due to the fact that the majority of medieval texts were produced anonymously, and even those that were signed rarely include a female name.As a result, this discovery marks an important breakthrough. It provides concrete evidence that women were involved in the production of some of the most important manuscripts produced in religious foundations, as lapis lazuli would have been reserved for only the most special texts.Photo Courtesy A. Radini, E. Tong, R. Kröger.It also may point to the significance of the monastery at Dalheim as a center of manuscript production. Prior to this research, very little was known about the monastery and what went on within its walls.The study is also important in showing the movement of exotic goods on long distance trade routes from Asia, and the ways in which they were used in Western European societies.This supplements recent research that attests to the connections that existed between Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia in the medieval period, and emphasizes the vitality of medieval trading routes.Read another story from us: Incredible Forest ‘Crop Circles’ Appear in JapanThe members of the team are particularly hopeful about the possibility of applying the techniques developed in this study to other contexts. Who knows what else could be revealed by analyzing medieval teeth?last_img read more

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resolve to carry on the war doesnt constitute a true victory Winning it can be argued isnt quite all its cracked up to be Despite our preoccupation with victory winning is often a double-edged sword Eight years on from my Army career Ive been surprised to see the "win-at-all-costs" attitude applied to our politics at home Causes campaigns and crusades are fueled by self-righteous enthusiasm in the struggle against those who we assess as wrong-headedly seeking to oppose us “If they cant be convinced” we think “they must be defeated If in defeat they refuse subjugation they must be destroyed At all costs we must win” Though the exact nature of our problems might be unique its certainly not the first time in American politics that we find ourselves in a place where its much easier and a more certain path to electoral victory to destroy ones opponent rather than attempt to find common ground or at least mutual respect Of course some things are worth fighting for at critical moments in our 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