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At UN students and diplomats engage in dialogue on future of Iraq

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Hosted by the UN CyberSchoolBus, a web site offering lesson plans and project ideas on global issues for teachers and students from around the world, the “Youth Leadership Awards Summit” brought in high school students from the New York City area for a dialogue with Ambassadors Yerzhan Kazykhanov of Kazakhstan and Adam Thomson of the United Kingdom, Asli Bali, a lawyer dealing with human rights issues, and Howard Stoffer, a Minister Counsellor from the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations. Speaking at the outset of the event, Ambassador Kazykhanov stressed that it was imperative to ensure that the work to restore peace and security in Iraq was made in the legal framework of the United Nations. “Post-war reconstruction of the country and assistance to the Iraqi population could be provided only under the umbrella of the United Nations,” he said. For her part, Ms. Bali said any Security Council resolution dealing with the future of Iraq should resist legitimizing the occupation, demand the withdrawal of foreign troops over the next 18 months, insist on the deployment of international human rights monitors, stress the need for the US to continue to be bound by international humanitarian law, take precautions for Iraqi prisoners of war, hold people accountable for crimes already committed, and reject the economic colonization of Iraq. In his remarks, Ambassador Thomson said it was not in anyone’s interests to see Iraq descend into chaos and that the alternative in Iraq was potentially good. “It is difficult, but the opportunity of building a more pluralist society in Iraq, as in Afghanistan, is potentially very healthy for the entire region,” he said. “Most of the societies and politics of Iraq’s neighbours are closed, and if developments in Iraq can help them open they will prosper.” The summit was organized by the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL), a non-governmental organization that aims to help students examine current events, develop leadership skills and create their own community service projects. read more

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Calgarys delinquency level is slowing down

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Stock Photo www.freeimages.com by Mike Tarasko Posted Aug 22, 2017 7:02 am MDT Last Updated Aug 22, 2017 at 7:04 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgary’s delinquency level is slowing down Credit Monitoring Service TransUnion says Alberta is slowly starting to crawl out of its economic doldrums, at least on the personal debt front.In its second quarter report, the province is still second in the country with a 3.14 per cent 90 day delinquency rate, but TransUnion’s Matt Fabian said some light is starting to creep in.“The growing delinquency level seems to be slowing, and absolutely the debt level is slowing as well,” Fabian said.Albertans lead the way in non-mortgage debt levels with an average of nearly $28,000 per person, that’s more than six-grand higher than the national level.However, the rate of debt growth here was lower than it was nationwide. read more

Nick Reilly CBE to be new president of SMMT

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Nick Reilly CBE, is Chairman of the Adult Learning Inspectorate (successor to the Training Standards Council), and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport. Nick Reilly CBE, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors, has today been inaugurated as the new President of SMMT. He succeeds John Neill CBE, Chief Executive of Unipart Group of Companies in the honorary role, leading the motor industry trade association for the next 12 months.Commenting on his appointment at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, Nick Reilly said, ‘I am delighted and honoured to take on the influential role as President of the SMMT at a time of great challenge and opportunity for our industry. I look forward to working with my counterparts in all sectors of our industry to show the vital contribution we’ve made, and will continue to make, to the creation of wealth and prosperity for the British economy.‘But, we’re all responsible for the world in which we live. As an industry we have to ensure that we can sustain and develop companies that take their social and environmental responsibilities as seriously as the balance sheet. As President of the SMMT, I will continue to champion the groundbreaking Sustainability Strategy which is helping to ensure a prosperous future for all UK industry.‘SMMT has a key role to play in telling people about the strategic contribution that our industry makes to the British economy. I hope that we will be able to play a leading and constructive role in this process with the government. The result should be a more creative and dynamic relationship, from which we will all gain.’‘I want to thank John Neill for his statesmanlike and positive role during his term as President, when the motor industry went through some difficult times. SMMT is excellently led by Chief Executive Christopher Macgowan and his team, and I look forward to working with them during my time in office to continue to provide value and vital services to the membership.’* * * * *Notes to Editors Nick Reilly CBE, joined General Motors in 1975, working at Detroit Diesel Allison Division in Wellingborough. After assignments overseas in Belgium, Mexico and the United States he returned to the UK in 1984, rising to Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors in April 1996. In addition to his role at Vauxhall, Nick Reilly CBE is also a Vice President of General Motors Corporation, the first British national to achieve this appointment, and he sits on the Board of General Motors Europe. Current issues facing the motor industry such as competitiveness, e-commerce, End of Life Vehicles, UK manufacturing, sustainability and Block Exemption all affect the SMMT and its members. Those members are a cross-section of the industry, from car and commercial vehicle makers to components and aftermarket sectors. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Recent SMMT Presidents include: 2000-2001 John Neill CBE 1999-2000 Sir Ian Gibson CBE 1998-1999 Trevor Bonner CBE 1996-1998 Ian G McAllister CBE 1995-1996 George Simpson (now Lord Simpson) 1994-1995 Peter T Ward 1993-1994 Geoffrey Whalen CBE (now Sir Geoffrey Whalen CBE) 1991-1993 Colin Hope (now Sir Colin Hope) 1990-1991 Derek Barron read more

Farmers forced to cull Exmoor ponies due to paperwork delays

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first_imgThe number of breeding mares is now estimated to be between 100 and 300.The ponies run free for most of the year, but every herd belongs to the farm that owns the grazing rights on that land. In autumn, the herds are rounded up, and the foals inspected and branded with a herd number and its own individual number.David Wallace, from the Exmoor Pony Society, said most herd owners do not face paperwork delays. Wild ponies of Exmoor National Park Credit:Southern Lightscapes-Australia Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “They cost us a lot of money, but for romantic reasons we want them because generations before us have done it, we want our children to do it. Once it has gone it won’t come back. Exmoor ponies graze in the grounds of Knepp Castle “We continue to look at improving procedures. We continue as a society to ask breeders to breed responsibly,” he said.“We ask for the best DNA sampling to be taken at the time the foals are inspected so we can turn the passports around.“There are many passports which are turned round within weeks of the foals being inspected.”center_img Exmoor ponies graze in the grounds of Knepp CastleCredit:Christopher Pledger Exmoor ponies are being culled by farmers because of delays in obtaining “passports” that prove their pedigree.The animals are listed as endangered by the Rare Breed Survival Trust and require the paperwork from the Exmoor Pony Society in order to be sold.But breeders, who largely keep them simply to ensure their survival, have claimed that they are having to wait months for the documents to be issued due to bureaucratic red tape and cannot afford to keep the ponies for that long.One said the pony’s value “lies in its registration” but claimed that delays of months or even years meant that it was too expensive to keep them.Marie and Nigel Floyd, who own a farm on Exmoor and have a quota to keep 70 of the ponies, said this year they had 12 additional new foals born but were struggling to sell them, admitting they had had to cull them before.”It is devastating because these ponies belong to the moor and we want to keep them here,” Mrs Floyd said. Wild ponies of Exmoor National Park  “Exmoor without Exmoor ponies would be awful.”Mr Floyd, whose family have bred Exmoor ponies in Devon for decades, told Sky News that culling was “the last resort.”He added: “We are not allowed to sell the ponies without a passport on them at the time. You can take the pony, but you also have to take the passport as well. They go together.”Exmoor ponies have roamed the moor since the Ice Age and unlike other native breeds, such as the Dartmoor or New Forest, there has been no cross-breeding so it remains a genuine ancient species.During the Second World War they were used for target practice by troops training on the moor and their numbers dwindled to almost nothing.last_img read more

Update on Fort Hills oil sands project

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first_imgSuncor, as operator of the Fort Hills Energy Ltd Partnership, has confirmed that during 2017, the mine, primary extraction, utilities and froth assets were commissioned. More than 80% of the Fort Hills plant is now operational and has safely run at full capacity through the test runs over the past four months. All three secondary extraction trains are mechanically complete with the first train in its final commissioning stage. First oil is expected in mid-January. The second and third trains are currently being insulated and expected to start up in the first half of 2018, as planned. Fort Hills remains on track to reach 90% capacity by the end of 2018.The Fort Hills partners have resolved a previously announced commercial dispute. Suncor and Teck Resources Ltd have each acquired an additional working interest in the Fort Hills project from Total E&P Canada (Total).Suncor’s share of the project has increased from 50.8% to 53.06% and Teck’s share has increased from 20% to 20.89%. Total’s share has decreased from 29.2% to 26.05%. Suncor and Teck have funded an increased share of the project capital, in the amounts of approximately C$300 million and C$120 million respectively, commensurate with the additional working interests, which may be further adjusted in accordance with the terms of the Fort Hills partnership agreement, as amended, based on the parties’ respective contributions to project costs.Fort Hills’ open-pit mine plan has two main pits and a mine fleet capable of sustaining a production of 14,500 t/h of oil sand.The mine delivers oil sands feed to two ore crushing plants, where oil sand material will be crushed and processed. Ore from the crushing plants is mixed with warm water and conditioned to create slurry, which is then transported to primary extraction via three hydrotransport lines.In primary extraction, the conditioned oil sands slurry is fed to two trains of separation cells. The separation cells remove the bitumen from the sand, which yields a froth mixture of bitumen, water and clay.Froth is then sent for further treatment in secondary extraction where it is mixed with solvent and sent through two stages of counter-current settlers to remove asphaltenes and excess sand and water. The bitumen is then sent to a solvent recovery unit to remove the solvent and prepare the bitumen for shipping. The final product is marketable bitumen.The heavy asphaltenes, sand and remaining water from the settlers travel through a tailings solvent recovery unit (TSRU) to remove any remaining solvent and prepare the tailings for disposal in the out-of-pit-tailings area (OPTA).last_img read more

Woman suffers multiple gunshot wounds in Belfast

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first_imgDETECTIVES INVESTIGATING the attempted murder of a 24-year-old female in the Lord Street Mews area of East Belfast last night have today made a fresh appeal for information.Detective Inspector Ian Magee, said the woman was shot multiple times in the Lord Street Mews area of East Belfast. She suffered gunshot wounds to her abdomen, both legs and left arm.Shooting“Tonight we are re-visiting the scene of the shooting, at a similar time to when the incident occurred, he said. The incident took place between 10.15pm and 10.45pm.The police are distributing leaflets, appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have saw two males in the area, one wearing a grey Adidas hooded top and the other dressed in a black tracksuit, to contact police at Musgrave on 0845 600 8000.“To date, as part of this investigation, a 27-year-old male and a 28-year-old male have been arrested, interviewed and released on police bail pending further enquiries,” said Detective Inspector Magee.Alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Read: US condemns car bomb in Belfast>Read: ‘We are all aware of the threat posed by terrorists’ – PSNI to step up Christmas security>last_img read more

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Reinventing ones image

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first_imgFrom inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?As a fashion designer I had my own manufacturing plant and retail chain in the mid 80s called Studio Jianni. At the same time I was also involved in property development and during the recession of 1991 I lost millions in property development. That played a major role prompting me to redevelop into a different human being. In the meantime, I studied International Business Management at Monash University and Media Relations at RMIT that I followed up with psychotherapy. Together with my wife and best friend Patricia we launched a new coaching seminar business that specialises in personal and business brand management. Nowadays, we are represented in 18 different countries and we have branded over the time executives, politicians, entertainers and elite sports figures including AFL football and soccer as well as your average fellow who strives to be his best or her best in this lifetime.Did your Greek Australian background help you or impede you during your early days?I’m a migrant child; I was born in Nea Ionia Athens and I came to Australia at the age of 6. As a migrant child you always wonder where you really belong and as you mature you become more grounded in that question. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve been impeded however the old story goes: if the experience doesn’t destroy you it can only strengthen you.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition?Our organization is counterintuitive and controversial and we’re not afraid to speak the truth. A big key to our banding is authenticity and our righteousness persists at times because our intention is to support the people or the organisation to maximise their potential, so we don’t apologise for our approach. I mention this because most of our competitors are scared to do this and keep on playing a political game. Our clients cannot afford political games . What they want is a lot of support to get where they want to go as quickly as possible. In the present turbulent economic times authentic leadership is what we offer our clients.          How is business currently?Our business growth is currently on a record for the last three months and our figures are bigger than last or the year before that. The reason for that is going back to our differentiating factor. The current market and people are scared of losing their jobs or their businesses and relationships are breaking left right and centre. That is why people are looking to be led. I don’t mean to sound arrogant but people are looking for some sort of leadership. We have also diversified our business: We have a holistic spa concept in India and we have a luxury goods business in China. Another company I have is a sports management business that specialises in bringing South American soccer players to the Asia Pacific market. What is your vision for the future of your business?I want to continue doing what I love. I can guarantee you on my last days on my death bed I will be celebrating the extensive life I have of great experiences. I expect the business to continue growing in an eclectic manner and eclectic is a key word because it’s also part of my personality. Asia is the future for us and we’re all very fortunate to be based in the Southern hemisphere in this time of history. Given you’re an image consultant do you believe that the Greek community in Australia in general needs an image facelift?Our image needs serious work and I’m not going to mention other communities that do it better than us. Overall, long term we need to keep on repositioning ourselves as the great community we are and also the people that we are with unique spirit. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Geek Pick Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses Are HighTech Eye Safety

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first_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls While the usefulness of other kinds of “video game” variations of everyday items may vary (who really needs a chair just for gaming?) the idea of glasses for tech enthusiasts is deeper than just a marketing gimmick. Human eyes aren’t meant to constantly stare at glowing screens we invented just a few decades ago. We’ve got sunglasses for blocking out harmful rays from the sun, but what about harmful rays from our own laptops? That’s when you need the Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses.A lot of recent devices have been adding features that reduce the blue light that causes these screens to strain our eyes in the first place. Think Night Shift on iOS. But the Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses provide that benefit just through their lenses, making everything from phones to fluorescent lights easier to look at without noticeably altering your overall vision.Different categories of indoor lenses (Crystalline, Liquet, and Amber) block different percentages of blue light along with 100 percent of ultraviolet light. There are also full-on sunglasses, glasses that work with your existing prescription lenses, and glasses that transition between indoor and outdoor tints. And the different frames themselves exhibit high build quality that’s sturdy and comfortable.There’s a bit of glare and the lenses can actually block too much light, creating an inaccurately warm image, if your screen is already adjusting its colors. But overall the Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses are an easy way to shield your eyes from the damage modern tech has wrought.For more on Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. And for more on glasses tech check out this Warby Parker augmented reality app and Alexa-compatible AR smart glasses.More on Geek.com: Stay on targetcenter_img Geek Pick: Comixology Is Still Netflix for ComicsGeek Pick: Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Is a Cute ComputerGeek Pick: Amazon Echo Wall Clock Tells Time With Techlast_img read more

Clark County officials warn outdoor enthusiasts of water dangers

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first_imgAs Clark County heats up, regional officials tasked with keeping outdoor recreation enthusiasts safe would like to remind everyone itching to take a dip in area lakes and streams that the water is still cold, and it stays chilly year-round.Around this time of the year, the water temperature measures around 55 degrees. By September, the water reaches around 60 degrees. Officials say anything under 70 degrees should be treated with caution.The problem isn’t necessarily hypothermia, a dangerously low body temperature. The body ceases to function in a helpful way long before the condition sets in. When boaters fall into cold water, their muscles can seize up; the frigid conditions can cause involuntary gasping underwater.Physically fit people aren’t immune from these problems, said Christina Fremont, communications consultant for Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s boating program. The commission manages recreation on the state’s waterways, not just parkland.“It’s typical that falls overboard are unexpected, so it’s important to be prepared,” Fremont said.According to the latest data from the parks’ boating program, in 2017, there were 114 recreational boating accidents, involving 15 deaths, reported to Washington law enforcement. One of those instances was reported as a disappearance that was eventually ruled another death. Those accidents caused about $1.28 million of property damage, according to the data.last_img read more

La Mesa Police Officer slams 17 year old to ground at Helix

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first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA MESA (KUSI) — Hundreds of Helix High School students staged a walk-out Monday morning to protest police brutality after video emerged over the weekend on social media showing a La Mesa police officer on campus slamming a teenage girl to the ground.The incident, which happened Friday afternoon, was captured on video from at least two different angles and posted on social media by a Facebook user who promised to “completely (shut) down my sister’s school, Helix High, on Monday.”Helix staff called police for assistance at about 1:20 p.m. Friday when the 17-year-old girl, who was on “suspended status,” would not comply with directions to leave school grounds, La Mesa Chief of Police Walt Vasquez said in a statement. An officer tried to get the student to leave voluntarily, then ordered her to do so.She refused to cooperate, Vasquez said, and the officer arrested her and placed her in handcuffs.“As they were walking, the student became non-compliant on two separate occasions and made an attempt to free herself by pulling away from the officer,” Vasquez said. “To prevent the student from escaping, the officer forced the student to the ground.”Neither video posted on Facebook clearly shows what led up to the slam, but both show the officer throw the girl across his body from left to right, with her upper body slamming onto the concrete first. The officer then pins the girl on the ground with his upper body for several seconds as the teen appears to lay motionless on the ground, then rolls her to her side.“After the student agreed to quit resisting and attempting to escape, the officer assisted her up and walked her to his patrol vehicle,” Vasquez said.The student received “minor abrasions” in the incident, Vasquez said. She was taken to the La Mesa Police Department, where she was evaluated by paramedics and determined not to require treatment.Around 8 a.m. today, students at the La Mesa high school began walking out of their classrooms and gathering near the front entrance of the school. One student held a sign that read, “We’re anti-police brutality, not anti-police.”Aeiramique Blake, whose sister attends Helix and who said she was a spokeswoman for the family of the girl slammed by the officer, told KUSI that students and community members are demanding the officer be removed from his position on campus.“He never needs to work with kids again,” Blake said. “We’re tired of police justifying the abuse they do to our youth.”Outside the school this morning and in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, Blake contested the police version of events. She told the Union-Tribune that the student was allowed to be on campus while assigned to in-school suspension, but the 17-year-old had a conflict with an instructor who accused her of being on drugs. Blake said that when the instructor searched thegirl’s backpack, no drugs were found, but the teen had pepper spray.The student said she carried pepper spray for protection because she rides the trolley to school from southeast San Diego, but the teacher told her she’d have to leave campus because she brought a weapon, Blake said. When the girl refused to leave, the instructor called police.“No matter what was done or not done, that was not the appropriate way to handle a young lady,” Blake told the newspaper. “The community is completely outraged.”Police are aware of and in possession of a video of the student being slammed to the ground, Vasquez said.“As is protocol with all incidents involving use of force, the La Mesa Police Department will be conducting a detailed review of the force used and of the entire incident,” the police chief said. “Helix High School officials are also fully aware of the facts surrounding the incident.” Elizabeth Alvarez Updated: 4:04 PM Posted: January 22, 2018 La Mesa Police Officer slams 17 year old to ground at Helix High, students protestcenter_img Elizabeth Alvarez, January 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Helix Charter HS, La Mesa Police FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Boy Scouts assist with Christmas Tree recycling project

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first_imgChristmas trees for recycling at McFarlane’s Bark in Vancouver. Local Scouts worked Saturday to help their neighbors, and, in a twist, even some fish, during their annual Christmas tree roundup.Each year, Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs collect the dried-up husks of holiday cheer — pine and Douglas fir trees, mainly — in neighborhoods throughout Clark County. Most of the trees are taken to wood recycling operations, where they’re ground up, composted and turned into mulch. But this year, about 100 trees were donated to a group that had other plans.A local organization called Salmon Creek Fly Fishers is using the trees to create in-water habitat for fish. The organization is affiliated with Project Healing Waters, a national group that provides fly fishing classes to veterans.Dennis Potter, an organizer for the local fly fishers’ organization, was busy Saturday hauling away the trees, which will be placed in Stillwater channels below Daybreak Park Bridge, off the East Fork Lewis River in Battle Ground.Placing logs and trees into streams is a common tactic conservationists use to protect juvenile salmon. The trees act as a place for the salmon to live and eat, and they cool down channels that heat up during the summer months.“We’re placing these trees there so these little guys can find refuge through the maze of branches and give protection from predators,” Potter said. “They will provide some shade, and the branches will catch some plantlike material.”last_img read more

How to install PS3 firmware 446 and fix your bricked console

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first_imgOn June 19, Sony may have rendered your PS3 unusable due to releasing firmware update 4.45 and bricking some consoles. The fault seemed to be related to machines whose hard drive had been replaced, but other problems reared their head even if your PS3 continued to work.The frustration this caused gamers was made all the worse by the fact Sony announced they were going to keep everyone waiting until June 27 to issue a fix. Well, it’s now the 27th and Sony has indeed released a new firmware that solves the issues 4.45 introduced.If your PS3 is still functioning, then installing firmware update 4.46 should work as normal. However, if 4.45 bricked your machine then the process of getting it working again is a little more involved. First up, you’re going to need a USB flash drive with at least 168MB of free space on it. CECHA00/CECHB00 model PS3 owners can also use a Memory Stick, SD card, or CompactFlash to carry and apply the update.Whatever storage method you use, you need to create a new folder on the drive called “PS3” and then download the new firmware to it.Before applying the update you need to boot your PS3 in to Safe Mode. This is a pretty simple process:With the PS3 powered off (power light is red) hold the power button down until you have heard 3 beeps then let goRepeat the first step until you’ve heard 3 more beeps, but the last one will be a double beepSafe Mode has been successfully achieved if you see an on screen message asking for a controller to be plugged inSo, with Safe Mode activated and a controller plugged in, insert your flash drive and select option 6 “System Update.” Then press Select and Start at the same time to initiate the update from the USB stick. The rest of the process should work like a normal update.If you get into trouble then Sony has a very detailed step-by-step guide about how to apply the update. But it is as easy as loading the firmware to a USB stick, holding the power button down twice, and choosing System Update from Safe Mode. You should be up and running again in just a few minutes.last_img read more

Colours of wisdom

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first_imgUchaan Arts is organising a solo show titled Enlighment of the Buddha by Prince Chand. Enlighment of the Buddha is the artist’s expressions of the wisdom and divinity of Lord Buddha with his particular emphasis on divine light which is the light of highest self-realisation spread through deepest words of spiritual thought on life and reality.The artist sees Buddha as a creative spiritual God head and harnesses artistic tools to get his message across.  The artist tried to convey not an image but also certain bhavas — karuna, abhaya, wisdom etc. Buddha is depicted in yogic meditation Dhyani Buddha and is the most popular depiction of Him. Closed eyes of Buddha conveying a serenity and peace. There is a variety of works presented through different metaphors linked with the image of the Buddha. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Uchaan is a group of contemporary artists who believe in representing a broad spectrum of visual language, style and concepts for reaching out to arts community and beyond. The group of artists are groundbreaking contemporary visionaries, young upcoming talents and the masters. The aim is to bring visibility and credibility to the works of deserving talented artists who have been largely overlooked within the mainstream discourse.last_img read more

Almost 44500 people were in tertiary education in the past academic year

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first_imgThe number of students studying in Cyprus universities has increased by 13.27 per cent while the number studying in other higher education institutions has gone up by 22.5 per cent this year.The number studying in private and public universities increased by 4,185 and in other institutions by 1,634.In total, 44,446 persons were registered during the last academic year. Around 35,550 attended universities and 8,895 other tertiary institutions such as colleges.The figures published by the department of higher education state that in the academic year 2016 to 2017 of the 44,446 people who studied in Cyprus, 23,353 or 52.54 per cent were Cypriots, 13,898 (31,27 per cent) were from other European countries and 7,195 (16.19 per cent) were third-country nationals.The higher education department also counted how many people attended which programmes.Some 3,848 people attended the programmes of higher education institutions lasting from one to three years, 19,562 the undergraduate programmes of universities, 3,890 undergraduate programmes of tertiary education institutions, 14,898 postgraduate courses of universities, while another 1,097 were registered for postgraduate courses of higher education institutions.At the PhD level, 1,091 chose universities and 60 other institutions.Of those studying in universities 12,681 pursued their studies via distance learning.Most students decided to study Business Administration like in other years, followed by Law, Accounting and Medicine.Graduate students preferred studies in Education, Business Administration and Health Sciences and PhD students Education, Psychology and Business Administration.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

You put in the hard

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You put in the hard work and there is a time when everything bears fruit. And anyone against it is a hater of Nigerian democracy. during a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. technology, with use hovering around a quarter of the NDSU student population over the past year.

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Just 8% of U. a little more formal. among others"If we let everybody speak" Schmisek said "we’d probably be here until next Saturday He’s had a great impact on our state"The House of Representatives on Thursday said it would meet with Community Development Associations in different geo-political zones in the course of its Ad Hoc Committee assignment to curb excessive electricity charges Chairman of the committee Ajibola Famurewa (Osun-APC) who made the assertion at the inaugural meeting of the committee said excessive electricity charges were being levied on consumers by distribution companies He said that majority of Nigerians were suffering under the arbitrary charges for electricity from the distribution companies “The committee was given the mandate by the House to determine the differences between the prepaid meters installed by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the MOJEC prepaid meters by DISCOs “It would also determine the costing algorithm used by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in arriving at the consumers’ price “The committee is to ascertain the average cost of electricity in West African sub region vis-a-vis Nigeria “Its mandate also include finding out why DISCOs have not complied with the deadline of March 1 2017 in phasing out the estimated billing system” he said According to him relevant organisations and agencies to be investigated include Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN the Consumer Protection Council Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company NIBET and the Transmission Company of Nigeria Others are Electricity Distribution Companies of Nigeria DISCOs the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Association of Nigerians Electricity Consumers among others Famurewa said that there would be zonal interactive sessions with electricity consumers in a bid to understand the scope of the problem Murray was released from a Los Angeles jail in October after serving two years but wants to clear his name His attorney had asked the court to overturn his 2011 conviction on the grounds that the intense media coverage of his trial could have influenced the juryThe cardiologist’s attorney Valerie Wass said Murray will likely attempt to overturn his conviction in federal court"I think that especially with a non-sequestered jury in a high-profile case that’s televised it’s impossible to get a fair trial" Wass said adding that she believes federal courts need to rule on how social media and the Internet can influence a juryThe trial of Grenada-born Murray 61 grabbed global attention after Jackson who was preparing for a series of comeback concerts in London died unexpectedly in 2009 at age 50 from an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofolA lower court upheld Murray’s conviction in January ruling that there were no errors during his trialMurray was convicted after prosecutors successfully argued that the physician was grossly negligent in administering the powerful anesthetic which was used to help the singer sleepThe lawsuit was filed in January by state Rep Marvin Nelson D-Rolla former gubernatorial candidate Paul Sorum and others against the state of North Dakota They are challenging the constitutionality of legislative Bill 2134 which the plaintiffs argue transfers nearly $176 billion in state mineral rights and another estimated $205 million in royalties to private ownershipMonday’s injunction ordered by Judge John Irby Monday prohibits the state from forfeiting those oil royalties rents and bonus payments"This is a huge win" said Terrance Moore the plaintiffs’ lawyerThe minerals of interest lie under Lake Sakakawea a reservoir created when the Garrison Dam was built 60 years ago across the Missouri River The dam changed the river’s high water mark and the lawsuit claims the state statute gives away the rights to 108000 acres of minerals under the lake’s high water markOpponents of the lawsuit 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