Liberals will return age of eligibility for old age security to 65

NEW YORK — Next week’s federal budget will restore the age of eligibility for old age security to 65, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Trudeau says the decision by the previous government to increase it to 67 was a mistake and there needs to be more thought given to the system of supporting seniors.“Tweaking the age like that is a very simplistic solution that won’t work to a very complex problem,” Trudeau said during an interview today with Bloomberg.The Conservatives announced in 2012 that they would raise the age of eligibility beginning in 2023, arguing the system was not sustainable, given the increasing numbers of baby boomers who would start qualifying for the payments.Canadians without company pension plan face uphill battle to stay out of poverty, study findsYour secure retirement starts with a golden number: Here’s how to calculate itThe Liberals pledged during the campaign to reverse that. Trudeau said questions need to be asked about how to keep seniors in the workforce longer and healthy longer, while at the same time recognizing that what works as a retirement age for one might not be the right fit for another.“A nuanced and responsible discussion around that is what we’re waiting for,” he said.The budget is to be tabled on Tuesday and Trudeau says the Canadian economy doesn’t need to be jolted into life as it did after the 2008 recession.He says it is more important to lay the foundation for longer-term growth, which will also determine how the Liberals’ infrastructure spending plan is going to roll out.Trudeau says the first two years are going to be the “unsexy” things governments hate to announce because they don’t get to cut ribbons and announce shiny new buildings. They’ll include spending on things like signals for subways, he said.“Things that are necessary to keep the pace up in terms of transit of people but that don’t get the flash, but are desperately needed,” he said. read more

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets tear gas as clashes intensify

Hong Kong artist offers free protest-themed tattoos Rotated Chinese troops ‘will defend Hong Kong prosperity’ Protesters, many of them wearing their trademark black with face masks, took cover from the tear gas behind umbrellas and held their ground on Sunday, some throwing tear gas canisters back at police as a helicopter flew overhead.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.They built barricades with trolleys and trash cans and other debris. One threw a petrol bomb at police in the Wan Chai metro station. At least one petrol bomb landed in the grounds of central government offices where several windows were smashed.Police, who traditionally raise placards warning of retaliation before firing tear gas or firing water cannon, made several arrests, grappling people to the tarmac. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.The water cannon fired blue dye, which elsewhere in the world is used to make identification of offenders easier.The government said that the city’s leader, Carrie Lam, will be out of town for China’s National Day, despite her having sent out invitations for celebrations at home.Some shops closed ahead of expected demonstrations, while the MTR metro service shut stations, a move that has made it a target of violence in the past.Protesters shouted anti-China slogans and called for their “five demands, not one less” of the government, including universal suffrage and the dropping of all charges against their arrested colleagues.About 200 China supporters dressed in red T-shirts gathered on top of Victoria Peak, overlooking the harbor, at around midday. They sang the Chinese national anthem and chanted “I love China”.Angela, a housewife in her 40s, a Chinese flag sticker plastered on her cheek, said the pro-democracy protesters were “thugs”.“If the government takes violent action I don’t object,” she said. “We have tolerated enough. I think I have emotional problems because of the riots. Because it’s not safe to go out.”CHANGE OF HEARTLam, the focus of weeks of anti-government unrest, will leave for Beijing on Monday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic the following day.Lam, who was trapped in an indoor stadium by street protests for hours this week after an “open dialog” with the people, will return to Hong Kong on Tuesday night overland, minimizing the chances of a clash at the airport, a popular target of anti-government protests.She had sent out invitations “requesting the pleasure of your company” at a flag-raising ceremony and National Day reception at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai on Tuesday.It was not immediately clear why she had the change of heart but the government said Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung would stand in for her.Arthur, 40, wearing glasses and a mask covering the lower half of his face, said Lam’s trip was expected.“In these three months, Carrie Lam has not really cared about the protesters. She only cares about the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) or what we might call ‘her boss’,” he said. “I think Hong Kong is somehow at this moment the frontline between Western democracy and the dictatorship in China…. Hong Kong looks more and more like a police state.”Police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday night to disperse protesters who threw petrol bombs and rocks, broke government office windows and blocked a key road near the local headquarters of China’s People’s Liberation Army.Anti-government protesters have attacked the legislature, Beijing’s main Liaison Office, occupied the airport, thrown petrol bombs at police, vandalized metro stations and set street fires in the former British colony.Police have responded with tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and occasional live rounds fired into the air.The protesters are angry about what they see as creeping Chinese interference in Hong Kong, which returned to China in 1997 under a “one country, two systems” formula guaranteeing freedoms that are not enjoyed on the mainland.China dismisses the accusation and has accused foreign governments, including the United States and Britain, of fanning anti-China sentiment.Protests were sparked in June by planned legislation, since withdrawn, that would have allowed the extradition of suspected criminals to mainland China. But they have since expanded into a broader pro-democracy movement. Rallies in support of the anti-government protesters were held in Australia’s largest cities, with the biggest in Sydney.Many wore face masks to hide their identity and crowds yelled “stand with Hong Kong” and “fight for freedom,” while placards depicted Chinese President Xi Jinping with a cross marked across his face. HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired water cannon, rubber bullets and round after round of tear gas at petrol-bomb and brick-throwing protesters on Sunday in some of the most widespread violence in more than three months of anti-government unrest.Running battles in the Causeway Bay shopping district, Wan Chai bar area and the Admiralty district of central government offices followed a night of showdowns with police in the Chinese-ruled city after a peaceful pro-democracy rally turned ugly on the streets outside.More protests are planned in the run-up to China’s Oct. 1 National Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. A man, who protesters say is from mainland China, receives medical attention during a protest in Causeway Bay district, Hong Kong, China, September 29, 2019. (REUTERS/Susana Vera) Police also fired tear gas from the roof of the Legislative Council building, which activists trashed and daubed with graffiti weeks ago.Related read more

UN global counterterrorism strategy review an overarching vision for the future Assembly

“We will be stronger if we work together … this Strategy gives us an opportunity to do so,” said Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák.“It sets our common goals; allows us to prioritise; and gives us an overarching vision, for the future.”In his remarks, Mr. Lajčák also said that UN’s role regarding counter-terrorism is a “tricky one.”Noting that international terror groups did not exist when the Organization was established more than 70 years ago, events in recent past – in particular the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City – underscored the scale of the threat.“Since then, we have been working to find the right balance, for the role of the UN, and we need to keep working on this,” he said, noting also that many of the world body’s members are reaching out to the Organization for support.We will be stronger if we work together … this Strategy gives us an opportunity to do so – Assembly President LajčákAt the same time, the UN system has also evolved to better respond to the changing dynamics, he added, highlighting the Secretary-General’s reform initiative and the establishing of a UN Counter-Terrorism Office.‘We cannot afford to become complacent’Further in his speech, the Assembly President also warned against complacency, particularly as terrorist groups continue to employ newer and more destructive methods, with no regard for the “laws of humanity.”By working together, he added, the international community can create opportunities to address such evolving threats: “There will be new dynamics; new technology and new threats. But also, new opportunities for solutions,” said Mr. Lajčák.“We need to work with each other … we need to pool our capacities and experiences, and, we need to deliver a strong message: that we do not – and will not – accept international terrorism.”The resolution – adopted by consensus by the 193-member General Assembly – underlines the importance of multilateral efforts in combating terrorism and refraining from any practices and measures inconsistent with international law and the principles of the Charter.It also calls on the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly, no later than May 2019, a report containing concrete recommendations and options on ways to assess the impact of, and progress made, implementing the UN’s counter-terrorism strategy. read more

Ricks gets 7 steals Abilene Christian beats Campbell 8368

ABILENE, Texas — Jalone Friday scored 19 points, Payten Ricks scored 18, grabbed five rebounds and made a school Division I-era record seven steals, and Abilene Christian held the nation’s leading scorer to 26 points in beating Campbell 83-68 on Tuesday night.Jaren Lewis and Trey Lenox scored 11 points apiece for the Wildcats (8-1), who forced 22 turnovers and held senior guard Chris Clemons below his average of 32.1 points per game.The Wildcats led by as many as 19 points in the second half, but Campbell closed to 72-62 on Clemons’ jumper with 2:33 to go. Friday sank a 3 and Ricks and Lenox combined for eight free throws and the Wildcats outscored the Fighting Camels 8-5 in the final 1:37 to hang on.Friday’s go-ahead jumper broke open back-and-forth play and sparked a 14-6 run to end the first half with a 36-28 Wildcats’ lead.Clemons finished with 7-of-12 shooting with two 3s and 10 of 11 free throws. Andrew Eudy added 12 points and Ja’Cor Nelson scored a career-high 12 for Campbell (4-4).The Associated Press read more

Mens hockey Ohio States opponent Arizona State serves as the face of

Freshman goalie Joey Daccord makes a save against No. 13 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Credit: Courtesy of Sun Devil AthleticsLast weekend, Ohio State hockey fans watched the Buckeyes skate against the No. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions, a team in college hockey’s national scope less than five seasons as an NCAA Division I program.The Nittany Lions dropped to No. 4 this week after a weekend split with OSU.This Friday, the No. 10 Buckeyes (10-4-4, 2-2 Big Ten) welcome another one of college hockey’s newcomers in Arizona State (7-16-1), currently in its second year of Division I status. The Sun Devils were created in part because of the work of ASU beat reporter Justin Emerson. He had a conversation with ASU Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson in July 2014 about the obstacles facing the team if it wanted to move to Division I, following its club-level national championship just a few months prior, according to an article published by Sports Illustrated.   All the program needed was money, somewhere between $30 million and $40 million.A donor group, headed by Don Mullett, a Wisconsin-based businessman and the father of an Arizona State hockey player, was quickly formed after the publication of Emerson’s chat with Anderson. That group pledged $32 million to the program.In their first season, the Sun Devils went 10-23-5, playing a schedule comprised of club teams, a Canadian opponent in the University of Alberta, Division III teams and Division I teams.This year, outside of Division III Southern New Hampshire and Canadian opponent Simon Fraser, Arizona State has a loaded Division I schedule. The Sun Devils have already played current top-20 opponents in No. 13 Notre Dame, No. 2 Harvard, No. 8 Boston College, No. 4 Penn State and No. 1 Denver. Arizona State has the luxury of comprising a difficult schedule being an independent program and not a member of a conference.Arizona State went a combined 0-9 against those teams, not to mention they face another top-20 adversary in OSU this weekend, No. 15 Quinnipiac and No. 14 Western Michigan before the season is over. Starting up a Division I program is not the easiest thing to do. Just ask OSU head coach Steve Rohlik, who was behind the bench when Nebraska-Omaha launched their Division I program in 1997. Teams around the nation stepped up and scheduled Omaha at the time, which made it a no-brainer for Rohlik to return the favor this season. “I think it’s good for college hockey,” Rohlik said. “I think the exposure to have them all over the country is good for everybody.”It could be a pipe dream, but a prominent ASU program could also be the first domino towards Pac-12 hockey.“They’re the face of expansion. Everybody is watching them. It could be the door to out west. I think all of us in college hockey are hoping for their success because we’d love to see this game grow,” Rohlik said.“I truly believe there are some schools out west that are watching to see what happens here. It’s viable that it could happen. I’d love to see something like that happen.”For OSU sophomore forward Mason Jobst, the feeling of college hockey adding a presence in the desert is an exciting one. “Any time you can add a well-known college like Arizona State, it’s a big step for (college hockey).” Jobst said.The Buckeyes, a bit shorthanded last weekend against Penn State, have a strong chance at getting the services of freshman phenom Tanner Laczynski back on Friday, fresh off winning a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Montreal.He and his teammates expect the effort of a program trying to get a statement win.“I’m not familiar with the team, but I know that they’re going to come ready to work,” Laczynski said. “They’re going to try to come in here and beat us just like everyone else. This is a big game for them, they’re going to be ready to play and we can’t take them lightly.”Puck drop between the Buckeyes and the Sun Devils is set for 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Prince Charles to celebrate Royal Familys German heritage in major speech on

“Our countries and our people have been through so much together,” he will say. “As we look towards the future, I can only hope that we can also pledge to redouble our commitment to each other and to the ties between us.“In so doing, we can ensure that our continent will never again see the division and conflict of the past; that together, we will continue to be an indispensable force for good in our world; and that the friendships and partnerships that bind us together will continue to create opportunity for us all.”The four-day royal tour to Germany will see the Prince and Duchess visit Berlin, Leipzig and Munich, with engagements also focusing on business, sustainability, domestic violence charities.Need a better way to start your day? For your essential rundown from The Telegraph, sign up to our free Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings on WhatsApp. Prince Charles will speak of his proud links with the German Prince Albert  “Prinz Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha was the most remarkable man who, in his all-too-short life, had such far-reaching influence on the arts, science, trade and industry in Britain.“To my family, he brought not just familial ties to what is now Germany, which we still cherish, but an affinity with German culture, and tradition, and a wish to share it across national borders.”The Royal Family are known to continue some of the traditions of their German ancestors in private, including exchanging gifts on Christmas eve.The Prince will also echo the sentiments of the Queen on the strength of the 21st century relationship between the two countries.In 2015 during a German state visit, she said: “I am very glad to record that one of the irreversible changes for the better in my lifetime has been in the relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany.” “This year, for instance, we celebrate the bicentenaries of my Great, Great, Great Grandparents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who were both born in 1819. The Cambridge family visit Germany in 2017Credit:Reuters Prince Charles will speak of his proud links with the German Prince Albert  The Queen visits Germany in 2015Credit:AFP Prince Charles with Theresa May and Angela Merkel in 2018 This week, the Prince will say the two nations are “so much more than simply neighbours: we are friends and natural partners, bound together by our common experience, mutual interests and shared values, and deeply invested in each other’s futures”. Speaking of the transformation of Anglo-German relations in recent years, the Prince will say: “These past decades have seen extraordinary change across Europe and, today, Berlin is a proud statement of just how far we have come and of the enduring hope of past, present and future generations.“It offers a powerful reminder that we must take nothing for granted, and of how today, as for centuries, the fortunes of all of us who share this small continent are so tightly interwoven by the myriad connections between us.”Referring to his great-great-great grandfather Prince Albert in the German style, he will continue: “For some of us, of course, these connections are particularly personal.“For me there are so many family connections and associations with Germany, as indeed with so many parts of Europe, going back for generations. Prince Charles with Theresa May and Angela Merkel in 2018Credit:AFP In what will be seen as a measured but significant comment on Brexit, he will say: “It is a relationship in transition.“But whatever the shape of our future relationship, and whatever is negotiated and agreed between governments and institutions, it is more clear to me than it has ever been, that the bonds between us will, and must, endure – and that our young people, and future generations, will have as much cause to cherish those bonds as our generation has had.” The Cambridge family visit Germany in 2017 The trip, in which the Prince and Duchess of Cornwall will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, was originally planned as the first post-Brexit Royal tour to Europe, and is now intended to be the last before the UK’s re-scheduled departure from Europe.It has been arranged at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and is seen as an illustration of non-political friendship and “soft power”. The Queen visits Germany in 2015 The Prince of Wales is to celebrate the Royal Family’s proud historic links with Germany a century after it changed its name to Windsor to escape the connection, in a major speech to extend the hand of friendship over Brexit.The Prince, who travels to Berlin on Tuesday to begin a tour of Germany, will emphasise his own family ties to the nation, highlighting the royal traditions which date back to Prince Albert.The choice of words is deeply significant, reflecting on the “cherished” familial bonds in a new era of Britain’s relationship with Germany, and a dramatic change of tone from the post-war decades.It comes 102 years after the House of Windsor was created, replacing the family name of  Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and erasing the German-style of titles in 1917 as the catastrophic effects of the First World War were felt.On Tuesday, the Prince will address guests at a garden party in Berlin, relaying the “particularly personal” connection he feels to the country and sharing his belief that its common ties with the UK must be celebrated. read more

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout

first_imgTHE TROIKA HAS reached a basic agreement on the next steps forward for Greece’s rescue program in a long-delayed step that could free up fresh funds for Athens.The International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank said the Greek government was committed to keeping the bank sector healthy, one of the issues that had apparently held up the agreement for a new funds release for more than five months.“The mission and the authorities agreed that the economy is beginning to stabilize and is poised for a gradual resumption of growth,” they said in a statement. Fiscal performance is on track to meet program targets… The authorities are making progress on structural reforms to improve the growth potential and flexibility of the Greek economy.They said the government is committed to doing all that is necessary to ensure it banks remain healthy and sufficiently capitalized in order to support an economic rebound.But they warned that the banks still faced potential challenges to maintaining adequate levels of capital, “in particular, if the authorities and banks do not urgently and efficiently address the high level of non-performing loans.”Swift recapitalization of banks will strengthen their balance sheets.The agreement was done at the staff level after a review mission to the eurozone member country that had been expected to conclude around last September.The statement said the Eurogroup and the IMF executive board would likely review the agreement “in the coming weeks.”Klaus Masuch of the European Central Bank, right, and European Commission official Matthias Mors, enter the Greek Ministry of Finance in central Athens, past a wall spray-painted with slogans against Greece’s bailout inspectors. (Image Credit: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Approval would allow a fresh release of funds to Athens that will help it continue to bridge fiscal shortfalls while implementing more reforms required under the bailout program.Rescue fundingThe quarterly audits by the so-called international Troika determine whether Greece can get rescue funding, with the next tranche worth some €8.5 billion.Hard hit by the economic crisis, Greece is experiencing a sixth straight year of recession and has a staggering 28 percent unemployment rate.Ireland’s recently fell to 12.1 per cent.€110 billionThe Troika first bailed out debt-riddled Greece in 2010 with a program worth €110 billion, compared to Ireland’s €67.5 billion.When that failed to stabilize the economy, they agreed a much tougher second rescue in 2012 worth €130 billion, plus a private sector debt write-off of more than €100 billion.Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde arrives at the courthouse. (Image Credit: AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Lagarde was grilled for more than 10 hours over her handling of a 400 million euro ($557 million) state payout to disgraced French tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was finance minister.Speaking afterwards Lagarde said the hearing had been “very respectful, very courteous”.I have always acted in the interest of the country and in accordance to the law.Lagarde was questioned by prosecutors working for the Court of Justice of the Republic, a special court that probes cases of ministerial misconduct.Tapie is suspected of receiving favourable treatment in return for supporting ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2007 election.The payout was connected to a dispute between the businessman and partly state-owned bank Credit Lyonnais over his 1993 sale of sportswear group Adidas.- © AFP, 2014That’s all, folks: IMF praise Ireland, but lay out important challenges >March 2013: Investigators search home of IMF chief Christine Lagarde >last_img read more

This Wearable AI Translator Lets You Talk in Different Languages

first_img 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar Wouldn’t it be great to speak in different languages? Well, now you can, thanks to TimeKettle Technologies’ WT2 Plus wearable AI translator.TimeKettle Technologies exhibited the WT2 Plus at CES 2019, and it’s a single-app earphone translator that helps you converse freely with others. WT2 Plus, which comes with interaction modes and over 20 embedded languages, is available for $199 on WT2 Plus’ website.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>With the WT2 Plus, you can speak in multiple languages and receive translation help without looking at your smartphone. The WT2 Plus is designed to be worn by two people, so they can converse naturally without language barriers. The device easily fits in a person’s ear, and it helps quickly translate words for smoother speech.Here’s how the WT2 Plus works: First, select the language you would like to translate in the WT2 Plus app, and make sure Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are on for the WT2 Plus. Each earphone will then automatically pair with each other and the app. Next, split the charging cable in half and give one earpiece to the other person. Once you start speaking, an algorithm picks up on your voices with Auto Voice Detection, so your speech can be translated with minimal errors.Battery life is another important feature of the WT2 Plus. You can use the device for up to 15 hours, and when you need to juice it up again, simply put it back inside the charging case.To buy the WT2 Plus, visit the product’s website here.More on Geek.com:Walker the Robot Is Here to Help Manage Your Smart HomeSony’s Beer-Holding Karaoke Speaker Is a Portable PartyWhirlpool Makes Your Kitchen A Lot Smarter At CES 2019 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Dy CM Alla Nani sanctions community hall for workers in Eluru

first_imgEluru: Deputy Chief Minister Alla Nani has sanctioned land necessary for construction of community hall for construction workers under Venkatapuram panchayat limits. He also said that he would ensure construction of the community hall without depending on others for the benefit of the construction workers who struggle everyday for livelihood. When a group of representatives of Eluru division construction workers’ union met Nani and requested for a suitable site for community hall at his camp office here on Wednesday, he positively responded and directed Tahsildar Somasekhar to sanction government land for the purpose. The representatives explained to the Minister that they had no proper shelter to conduct important meetings and other events. Speaking on the occasion, Nani promised to sanction loans to the construction workers and help them in every aspect.last_img read more

UK to provide £30m for Rohingyas

first_imgDisaster management and relief minister Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Thursday said the United Kingdom will provide 30 million pound for Rohingya refugees who crossed into Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar, reports UNB.The minister said this after attending a meeting at the secretariat with a nine-member UK delegation.Mark Fields, state minister of UK foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) and Alistair Burt, state minister of the department for international aid and London acting high commissioner to Dhaka David Ashley were among the delegation members.”The UK delegation assured us that they will put pressure on Myanmar to send back the Rohingyas to their homeland,” he said.The government is preparing a land at Bhasan Char near Noakhali to accommodate the Rohingyas if their long term stay is required, he said.Members of Bangladesh Navy are working to prepare the 12000 acres land but it may take 4 to 5 years to complete the work, he added.last_img read more

In World Cups shadow Rohingya find freedom on pitch

first_imgThis picture taken on 17 June 2018 shows players from Rohingya FC (top) facing players from the Rohingya team Cheras Harimau (bottom) during a three-day tournament for refugees, marking the Eid al-Fitr Islamic festival, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more — a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society. Photo: AFPThey may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more – a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society.Malaysia is home to more than 70,000 people from the Muslim minority who have fled discrimination and persecution in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, often enduring horrific journeys at sea to escape.And while many struggle to eke out a living and are deeply scarred by the traumas of their past, football offers a welcome respite from cold, hard reality.On a scruffy patch of ground on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur surrounded by dilapidated buildings, those painful memories seem a world away as players pass the ball and take shots before a small crowd of spectators.“Football takes away all of my stress for 90 minutes,” Mohamad Ishak, a 17-year-old team member, told AFP. “It helps you to forget some of your problems.”Nine teams took part in a recent tournament to mark the major Islamic festival of Eid-al-Fitr.There was a particular buzz as the tournament coincided with the World Cup. Play was punctuated by excited chatter about the latest matches in Russia and many wore shirts of their favourite teams, from Argentina to Germany.Some expressed the hope a Rohingya team might one day compete in the world’s most prestigious football tournament-an unlikely dream for an ethnic group that doesn’t even have a country to call home.Relatively affluent Muslim-majority Malaysia has long turned a blind eye to the influx of Rohingya.Despite not officially being allowed to work, they have become a cheap source of labour in menial jobs, from cleaning to labouring on building sites.And while life is better than in Myanmar, getting by in Malaysia can still be tough for the Rohingya, who have no access to basic services such as education and healthcare.Awful pastIn 2015 the Rohingya Football Club (RFC) was set up to give members something constructive to do in their free time, and provide some release from unfulfilling, insecure existences.Other Rohingya clubs have since sprung up across the country, playing against each other or local Malaysian sides.The three-day Eid tournament gives the mostly young men something positive to focus on at a time when they may be missing family members back home and dwelling on dark memories, organisers say.RFC secretary Mohammed Faruk said it is common for Rohingya to have flashbacks to traumatic experiences, such as military crackdowns back home that have driven one million members of the minority into vast refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.“There are a lot of Rohingya who lost their parents, who lost their siblings, who lost their homes,” the 23-year-old told AFP.“It’s really awful when they think about their past.”Rakhine in western Myanmar, the Rohingya’s home state, has been repeatedly rocked by intercommunal violence over the years and the minority has often been targeted by the army and Buddhists.Myanmar does not recognise Rohingya as citizens and officials often refer to them as “Bengalis”, reflecting a widespread belief they are immigrants from Bangladesh.In the most recent violent convulsion, some 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar after the military launched a brutal operation against insurgents in August that the US and the UN have labelled ethnic cleansing.The UN has said there are possible “hallmarks of genocide” with refugees bringing with them consistent testimony of murder, rape and arson, although few of the Rohingya in Malaysia are believed to be from this latest wave.‘It eliminates discrimination’Faruk wants to take a Rohingya squad to the CONIFA World Football Cup, a biennial competition for teams sidelined by the official competition, which includes sides representing minorities, isolated dependencies and cultural regions.Beyond easing day-to-day frustration, playing football has helped to tackle prejudice and break down barriers between Rohingya and the local population.“It eliminates discrimination,” said RFC’s Ishak, adding he had got to know many Malaysians through football.The Rohingya in Malaysia have had more reason to be optimistic recently-a surprise change in government at elections in May has brought to power an administration more sympathetic to their plight.The new government pledged in its manifesto to ensure the “legal right to work” of refugees in the country, which-if honoured-could help Rohingya find better opportunities than the few low-paying sectors currently willing to hire them.Mohamad Younus, a 44-year-old Rohingya watching the tournament, was philosophical about the lack of current opportunities in Malaysia.“Our country is already finished. Here in Malaysia, young people don’t have proper work either,” he said, welcoming the power of football to help younger refugees.When they play, “at least they have something positive in their minds,” he said.last_img read more

Possible PreRelease Of Water From Lake Houston Due To Potential Heavy Rains

first_img Share The City of Houston’s Public Works Department said there could be a pre-release of water to lower Lake Houston in anticipation of heavy rainfall forecast by the National Weather Service for Friday.The Public Works Department said property owners should secure property along the shoreline for a potential lowering of Lake Houston up to 18 inches before the end of Wednesday.National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rainfall in Southeast Texas on Friday night due to a strong storm system that formed in the California coast on Tuesday morning.The NWS forecasts rain chances will increase starting Friday morning. Friday afternoon through Saturday morning is the period when the heaviest rainfall is expected peaking Friday night. A flash flood watch is likely to be in effect for that time period.last_img read more

Roots of Scouting Celebrates 35 Years of Promoting Black Community Progress

first_imgLeo Burroughs, founder and president of Roots of Scouting, Inc., addresses the crowd at their recent 35th Anniversary African Heritage Awards Luncheon. (AFRO Photo/Roberto Alejandro)Roots of Scouting, Inc., an organization of Baltimore-area Boy Scout troops which seeks to develop leaders in the African-American community, recently marked its 35th anniversary at an awards luncheon.The organization honored those who have served the African American community, and celebrated the importance of developing institutions controlled and operated by Black people.“The honorees are a combination of youth and adults who’ve distinguished themselves in service to the African American community in a very special way,” Leo Burroughs, the group’s founder and president, said at the Feb. 28 awards luncheon.Among the honorees was the late Camilla Marie Jordan Parham, who spent her life serving the Baltimore community as a teacher as well as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader.“[Parham] was such a tremendous great light, and so warm in spirit that she has influenced my life positively,” said Burroughs.Roots of Scouting was founded 35 years ago to deliver programming similar to that of the Boy Scouts—of which Burroughs is a member and serves as a troop scoutmaster—but which would be controlled by, and focused on the needs of, Black people.“We needed another vehicle by which we could tailor-make and design programs and activities that are uniquely designed to fit the needs of African people in a special way,” said Burroughs.The 35th anniversary luncheon recognized six honorees in all, including Jabari Gilliam, a Boy Scout who saved two young boys from drowning at a community pool in the summer of 2012.At the luncheon, Mike Walton of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America encouraged those present to continue to support efforts like those of Roots of Scouting.“We need more positive, Black faces to be among all of the faces in Scouting,” said Walton.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Apple Announces Education Event in Chicago

first_imgHowever, more recently, Google has been increasingly successful with its Chromebooks, which are generally cheaper and easier to maintain by school staff. Apple’s struggles in the education market were on full display when the Los Angeles school district backed out of a plan to buy iPads for all of its students in 2015, ultimately reaching settlements with both Apple and education software provider Pearson to refund some of its expenses. Apple has invited media to an education-focused event in Chicago, which will be held on March 27th at a local high school. The invite, which was sent out Friday morning, featured the slogan “let’s take a field trip.”In typical Apple fashion, the company didn’t reveal anything about the news it intends to announce at the event, instead simply stating that it was about “creative new ideas for teachers and students.”There have recently been rumors that Apple could release a cheaper Macbook, as well as possibly a new entry-level iPad to complement its more expensive iPad Pro line. Especially the latter could make an interesting product for schools, and possibly help the company catch up with competitors.Some years ago, Apple was very successful at bringing its iMac to schools across the country, which helped the company to effectively build a pipeline: Students who grew up with Macs at school were more likely to buy them later in life as well. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Stay in touch with PhysOrg while on the go iPhone Apps Amazon

first_imgThe “Lite” and “Full” PhysOrg iPhone apps are available on the Apple App Store. For this reason, PhysOrg is introducing three new high-tech ways for readers to wirelessly stay in touch with the latest science breakthroughs while on the go. Now readers can read PhysOrg stories on the iPhone with new PhysOrg apps, listen to podcasts through iTunes on any MP3 player, and read stories on the Amazon Kindle. With 1.75 million readers every month, PhysOrg hopes to offer a mobile reading option for everyone. PhysOrg iPhone AppAlthough iPhones, PDAs, and other devices have always been able to access a mobile version of PhysOrg.com, the new iPhone app is designed to make it even easier for iPhone users to read the text on the small screen, as well as offer other features. The PhysOrg iPhone app comes in two versions: a “Lite” (free) version and a “Full” (paid) version, both of which are ad-free. The “Lite” version allows readers to browse the top 10 daily news stories on PhysOrg.com. Readers may rate, bookmark and share favorite stories via Twitter or email directly using the app. Readers can also read stories in offline or “airplane” mode.The “Full” version offers these features as well, but includes all PhysOrg stories in all categories. Readers may customize content by selecting their favorite categories, which include physics, technology, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology and chemistry. Readers can download the “Lite” and “Full” PhysOrg apps from the Apple App store. For more information about the apps (including a video demonstration), visit www.physorg.com/help/iphone/ . (PhysOrg.com) — As our readers know, PhysOrg constantly strives to be on the cutting edge when it comes to the latest science and technology news. Most importantly, we want to get the news out to our readers as quickly as possible, even if they’re away from the computer. (c) 2010 PhysOrg.com PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Stay in touch with PhysOrg while on the go — iPhone Apps, Amazon Kindle, Podcasts (2010, March 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-iphone-apps-amazon-kindle.html Play Video: PhysOrg.com iPhone App Preview PhysOrg Text-to-Speech Audio PodcastsEvery day, about 40 of the top PhysOrg stories (called “Spotlight News”) are converted into text-to-speech (T2S) podcasts. You can listen to the podcasts online by clicking the speaker icon next to the story, manually download the podcasts into your MP3 player through an RSS feed, or subscribe to the podcasts via iTunes. The T2S conversion process is powered by AudioDizer, an MIT-student-founded company. AudioDizer takes the podcast experience to the next level by using multiple voices, different accents, and music to enhance the listening experience. For more information on PhysOrg podcasts, visit www.physorg.com/help/audio/ . PhysOrg on the KindleReaders can subscribe to PhysOrg stories through the Amazon Kindle e-reader through six feeds. The “Spotlight News” feed offers the top 40 or so stories of the day (the same stories that are converted to podcasts). Readers who are primarily interested in a specific subject can subscribe to one of five channel feeds, which provide all stories in that subject. The five channel feeds are Space and Earth, Technology and Electronics, Biology and Chemistry, Physics and Nanotechnology, and Medicine and Health. Already, PhysOrg has more than 350 Kindle subscribers, and the number is growing rapidly. For more information and to download PhysOrg feeds on the Kindle, visit www.physorg.com/help/physorg-kindle/ . Amazon routes Kindle books to BlackBerry smartphoneslast_img read more

Small is beautiful Viewing hydrogen atoms with neutron protein crystallography

first_img Research Professor Julian C.-H. Chen discussed the group’s research with Phys.org, first summarizing the main challenges they faced in overcoming the limitations of only X-ray crystallography, visualizing hydrogen atoms a three-dimensional context, determining protonation states of active site residues in enzymes, and establishing the identities and orientation of solvent molecules. “The strength of neutron crystallography lies in its ability to locate hydrogen atoms in macromolecular structures. Hydrogen accounts for one-half of the atoms in any given protein, and help perform all sorts of tasks, from hydrogen bonding to catalysis,” Chen explains. “For X-ray crystallography, locating hydrogen atoms is especially difficult as they possess just one electron, and X-rays are weakly scattered by hydrogen atoms compared to other elements in proteins such as carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur.”Furthermore, hydrogen atoms in protein structures can be quite mobile. “You’re lucky to be able to see them even in the highest resolution structures,” Chen continues. “Neutrons, on the other hand, have the nifty property that deuterium, which can be introduced into reactive sites on the protein through hydrogen/deuterium exchange, scatters neutrons so they are easily located and readily visible in nuclear density maps, even at moderate resolution. So this makes it relatively straightforward to determine protonation states of residues. Similarly, for solvent molecules, D2O, or heavy water, can be introduced into the crystal – and these molecules have an easily identifiable boomerang shape in the nuclear density maps, which makes it possible to orient them.”On addressing these challenges, Chen adds, “We reasoned that if we had the combination of ultrahigh resolution and neutron diffraction data on hydrogen/deuterium-exchanged crystals, we should be able to describe how individual deuterium atoms vibrate – and not only that, but also describe their anisotropic vibrational motion.” (An anisotropic material exhibits different values of a property in different crystallographic directions.) “So that’s exactly what we did for a number of selected deuterium atoms within crambin – a protein that forms the best-ordered macromolecular crystals known. We surmised that crambin crystals would diffract neutrons to ultra-high resolution as well.” (Phys.org)—Creating 3D visualizations of hydrogen atoms in proteins is especially challenging, often requiring their locations to be inferred from those of nearby carbon, nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur atoms stored in protein structure databases. These locations are based on atomic positions in databases of previously solved structures, general chemical knowledge, quantum mechanical calculations, or potential hydrogen bonding interactions. While X-ray crystallography can pinpoint hydrogen atom locations at ultrahigh resolution, in practice only a few such positions are experimentally determined. Recently, however, scientists at the University of Toledo, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron crystallography – a technique that even at lower resolutions can locate individual hydrogen atoms by leveraging scattering properties of the hydrogen isotope deuterium. More information: Direct observation of hydrogen atom dynamics and interactions by ultrahigh resolution neutron protein crystallography, PNAS September 4, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1208341109 Explore further Structure of enzyme against chemical warfare agents determined Copyright 2012 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences As Chen points out, crambin is a small protein with a limited number of deuterium atoms. “Especially with the new neutron crystallography instruments under construction or being commissioned, new datasets of similar or higher resolution should be possible with crambin as well as other proteins. We’re of course staying updated on these developments.” Chen adds that some of their findings pertaining to hydrogen/deuterium exchange can also be addressed by other physical methods.Chen also comments on their key findings provide the ability to inventory all hydrogen bonding interactions within the protein and ascertain the categories and suggest strengths of hydrogen bonds in the system; demonstrate the power of ultrahigh resolution neutron diffraction to resolve ambiguous hydrogen bonding networks; and reveal unconventional structural features and interatomic interactions. “You generally only see the oxygen of the water in X-ray structures, keep in mind that the two hydrogens scatter X-rays weakly and are generally invisible.” This means that the hydrogen bonding networks can be ambiguous. “But with neutrons,” Chen continues, “since you get strong scattering from the deuteriums of the D2O, you can orient the hydrogens and figure out the network of hydrogen bond donors and acceptors.”Moreover, says Chen, the researchers also saw some instances of unusual hydrogen/deuterium exchange patterns. “One residue in particular appeared to have hydrogen/deuterium exchange on one of the hydrogens bonded to the alpha carbon. This could be evidence of C-H. . .O hydrogen bonds, which are rather elusive and difficult to observe experimentally although nearly 30 years of mostly computational work have been done on these hydrogen bonds.”In terms of other research and downstream technology might benefit from your findings, Chen stresses that their study demonstrates what can be done with neutron crystallography. “I think that this, and future structures, will give the humble hydrogen atom its due,” Chen concludes. “This will hopefully work its way into computational algorithms that address protein-ligand and protein-drug interactions. This work may also lead in the long run to more accurate, higher quality macromolecular structures.” (A) Structure of crambin, with main chain amide hydrogen/deuterium (H/D) exchange pattern ranging from blue (unexchanged) to red (fully exchanged). (B) Side chains of residues R10, N14, N46, and T2 are depicted with anisotropic ellipsoids. D atoms are shown in green, with hydrogen bonds indicated. Copyright © PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1208341109 Citation: Small is beautiful: Viewing hydrogen atoms with neutron protein crystallography (2012, September 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-small-beautiful-viewing-hydrogen-atoms.htmllast_img read more

Williams brushes off Navarro challenge to clinch 8th Miami title

first_imgWorld number one Serena Williams has won her eighth Miami WTA title with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-0 win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. The 33-year-old US superstar, who won her 19th Grand Slam title in Australia this year, lifted the trophy in the elite premier level tournament for the third straight year. She also won three straight Miami titles from 2002-04 and back-to-back titles in 2007-08. With her 66th career WTA title, she is one shy of Billie Jean King for sixth on the Open Era all-time list.  Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaWilliams hasn’t lost a competitive match since October, when she fell to Simona Halep in the round robin phase of the WTA Finals — which Williams went on to win. Williams had already surpassed Steffi Graf for most Miami triumphs with her win last year. On Saturday she joined Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert as the only Open Era players to win the same event at least eight times. Graf won nine titles in Berlin, Evert won eight in Hilton Head, and Navratilova achieved the feat in seven tournaments — including her nine Wimbledon titles.  Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: ShastriAfter clawing her way past world number three Halep in the semifinals, Williams played for the title against an opponent she had beaten in four prior encounters without dropping a set. World number 12 Suarez Navarro, playing in the biggest final of her career, found herself facing Williams at her most formidable — firing winners from every part of the court.  “When I play with Serena I know that she’s the best,” Suarez Navarro said. “She has the game to make me play bad.  “But this time I believed in me, in how I’m playing the other matches. I tried. I tried until the last point, but it was tough and difficult for me.” Suarez Navarro held her nerve and her serve through the first five games. But Williams converted her third break chance of the sixth game to grab a 4-2 lead in the opening set, consolidating the break with an easy hold. Suarez Navarro saved two set points against her serve in the next game, but Williams gave herself another chance with a forehand winner and Suarez Navarro handed her the set with an error. Suarez Navarro had a chance to break in the first game of the second set, but Williams held on then broke at love in the next game. She polished off the triumph in just 56 minutes. It was an especially satisfying win for Williams, coming after a troublesome knee prompted her to forfeit her scheduled semi-final at the premier level tournament in Indian Wells a fortnight earlier. Suarez Navarro lost her seventh WTA final in eight appearances. But her fine week in Florida, where her victims included Venus Williams, will see her break into the top 10 in the world rankings on Monday.last_img read more

Mexico held by minnows Bolivia at Copa America

first_imgMexico coach Miguel Herrera watched in frustration and anger as his side failed to break down minnows Bolivia in a Copa America encounter Friday that ended in a goalless draw.Herrera was lucky his side did not concede a killer goal in game that left hosts Chile in charge of Group A after their 2-0 win over Ecuador on the opening day of the South American championship.He chided his side — weakened by the absence of star players such as Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Giovani dos Santos — from the touchline as they failed to break down the world 89th ranked Bolivians. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaBut Herrera erupted at Paraguayan referee Enrique Caceres for not awarding a penalty when Javier Aquino, Mexico’s most effective player, appeared to be brought down in the 79th minute.Herrera brought a weakened squad to the Copa America as he is saving his main players for the Gold Cup in the United States next month. But he still insists that Mexico, 29th in the FIFA rankings, are in Chile to win games.Bolivia always looked vulnerable when under pressure but surprised their stronger opponents on the counter attack and had three outstanding first half chances. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: ShastriIn the 14th minute, Ricard Pedriel flicked a low cross by Swedish based defender Marti Smedberg-Dalence onto the post. Just before the break, Jhasmani Campos fired a left foot shot that Mexico goalkeeper Jose Jesus Corona just tipped over the crossbar. From the resulting corner, veteran Bolivian defender Ronald Raldes just headed wide.Herrera started to show his frustration as Mexico failed to get a grip on the game in the second half. Mexico midfielder Jesus Corona blasted the ball wide of the goal from close range when Matias Vuoso was well placed in the goal area. Juan Carlos Medina also wasted a shot from the edge of the penalty area. Mexico had their best chance when winger Jesus ‘Tecatico’ Corona put in a perfect cross for Vicente Vuoso. The Argentina-born striker headed at the front post and watched the ball go past the far post before burying his head in his hands. With time running out, the Mexican coach had to be pulled back from the touchline when his side were refused a penalty.Aquino was well inside the area when Leonel Morales appeared to bring him down. Referee Caceres said no and Mexico were left to rue their missed chances.“We should have won,” said goalkeeper Corona after. “Now we have to beat Chile to be able to go through. But we have the players and the mindset. It is not over yet.”last_img read more

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