APTN National NewsThis year has been designated the year of the Metis.It also marks that 125th anniversary of the death of Louis Riel.In Winnipeg, Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan was on hand to unveil a special medallion for the celebration.It commemorates the contributions Metis people have made to the creation of Manitoba and the development of Western Canada.The first to receive the medallion were Metis dignitaries and veterans.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:attorney Arthur Hamilton, Christopher Forbes, murder, trial Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI July 18, 2017 — While murder-accused Christopher Forbes seeks additional counsel, his trial has been pushed back to September, 2017. Forbes, 33, is charged with two heinous murders which shocked the nation last year. The victims, two young Dominican women, Yuneiry Veras and Sonrineida Moreno Arias, were killed in April and July respectively. Both women’s bodies were found in bushes in remote areas of Providenciales. Forbes is currently represented by attorney Arthur Hamilton and the trial was set to begin July 13. However, Forbes is seeking a QC in addition to Hamilton and to facilitate this, the case has been postponed to September. Forbes is a Bahamian, TCI Belonger who worked as a bouncer at the time of the murders.#MagneticMediaNews#ForbesMurderTrial Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100
YouTube: CBS DenverLocal residents in Denver were all pulled to a state of shock when a mysterious black ring appeared in the sky. The incident apparently happened two weeks ago, and the news was soon reported by local media outlets. After seeing the mysterious sighting, many people claimed that it might be either fireworks or a volcanic activity which might have created the sky right.As the image went viral on online spaces, self-proclaimed extraterrestrial researcher Scott C Waring analysed it and outlandishly claimed that the black ring in the skies could be actually an alien UFO. Waring also added that Denver is a hotbed of UFO activities, and made it clear that a faulty alien cloaking technology might be the result of this weird sighting.”Denver is a UFO hotspot with most of its citizens have seen UFOs in the area. It is totally possible that this ring is actually the outline of an alien cloaked craft that is having difficulties keeping cloaked. It is also possible that a UFO shot off so fast that it left a black ring around it. Lots of white glowing balls have been seen over the Denver area near the Rocky Mountains for decades, so its no surprise to see such oddities in the sky above Denver,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.A few weeks back, a series of images snapped from Mount Shasta mountain, California had gone viral on the internet. These images showed a cigar-shaped UFO with light emanating from its body leaving the mountain ranges. The eyewitness who captured this strange incident passed on the images to Mutual UFO Network (UFO) and the non-profit organization is now apparently busy checking whether these photographs are authentic.Waring who operates from Taiwan strongly believes that aliens are continuously visiting the earth to monitor human activities. A few months back, he even went a step ahead and urged the United States president to make him the head of NASA, so that he can unveil more crucial secrets regarding alien life.Interestingly, Dr Young-hae Chi, a top Oxford researcher had also recently revealed that interbreeding between aliens and humans are quite common. The researcher also made it clear that alien hybrids born from mixed parentage are capable of surviving climate change easily, and thus they will emerge as the most dominant species on earth.
Mani Shankar Aiyar is trending on social mediaTwitterWith just five days remaining for the final phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, known for his controversial remarks and conspicuous by his absence this election season, shot into the limelight again. He justified his ‘neech’ jibe at Prime Minister Modi in 2017 by describing them as ‘prophetic’ and attacking him with other strong words such as vacuous and foul-mouthed in an opinion piece penned for Rising Kashmir, an English newspaper.While this has led to intense debate on news channels, the social media too is abuzz with reactions to Aiyar’s attack on PM. However, as is often the case in the cyberworld, it’s not just outrage or anger that is on display but also a great sense of humour. Many members of the Twitterati have decided to poke fun at the veteran Congress leader by making jokes and memes about him.Rajya Sabha member and senior columnist Swapan Dasgupta, who is helping BJP’s campaign in West Bengal, put out a sarcastic tweet that also takes a jibe at him. “Welcome back my good friend Mani Shankar Aiyar. Reassured that you weren’t there in Balakot. The BJP regretted your absence during the campaign but there is still the final over left,” wrote the former editor on his timeline.But he wasn’t alone in combining criticism with a sense of humour. There were plenty of others. Here are some of the funniest tweets that have been seen on the social media platform. Mani Shankar Aiyar being welcomed. By BJP supporters. pic.twitter.com/06fZhhFZGq— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) May 13, 2019
Reuters fileInfosys will be giving a salary hike to its approximately 2 lakh employees, but there is not much to cheer about for the workforce for two reasons: the Bengaluru-based company won’t be paying arrears for the April-June period since the hike will be effective from July 1 and the rate of increase at 5-11 percent on an average is lower than last year.The company had 2,00,364 employees as of March 31, 2017, according to regulatory filings.Also read: Salary hike for Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra employees will be interesting The hike will be a tad higher for top performers, in the range of 9-11 percent, Moneycontrol.com reported, citing news agency Cogencis.Last year, Infosys had announced a hike in the range of 6-12 percent, with onsite staff getting 1 percent pay increase on an average, lower than 2 percent in 2015.The share price of the company was trading almost flat at Rs 954 on the BSE at around 9.45 am. The Sensex was down 10 points at 31,199. TCS is yet to make an announcement on raising salaries of its employees while Wipro is reported to have given an average hike of 5 percent this year, according to a Times of India report.Shareholders of the two companies were kept in good humour, with Wipro declaring 1:1 bonus issue and TCS buying back shares. Hiring and headcount details based on company filings.Quarterly results and statements.
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An indefinite strike enforced by transport owners and workers is underway in the district since Wednesday morning, causing immense suffering to the thousands of passengers.Sylhet Transport Workers’ Union called the strike for indefinite period to press home their two-point demand, disrupting road communications between the district and the rest of the country.The two-point demand includes immediate arrest of those who assaulted the transport workers and hotel workers, and the recovery of illegal arms.Bus services to and from Sylhet came to a halt and ticket counters remained closed since Tuesday night.While visiting, a small number of vehicles were seen plying city thoroughfares due to the transport strike.Sylhet Metropolitan Police ADC (Media) Jedan Al Musa said the transport strike is underway in the city peacefully. No untoward incident was reported yet.Earlier on Tuesday, Sylhet Transport Workers’ Union president Selim Ahmed Falik made announcement of indefinite strike following the attack on transport workers allegedly by a group of Jubo League leaders at Tajmahal Hotel.Falik alleged the leaders and activists of local unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jubo League for carrying out the attack on the transport workers twice earlier.
This combination of file pictures created on 26 October, 2018 shows jailed Catalan separatist leaders (TOP L-R) Raul Romeva, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Turull, Oriol Junqueras, Josep Rull (BOTTOM L-R) Jordi Cuixart, Carme Forcadell, Dolors Bassa and Jordi Sanchez. Photo: AFPWith vigils and concerts outside prisons, Catalan independence supporters for months have shown their backing for 12 separatist leaders who go on trial on Tuesday over their bid to break the region away from Spain.Now that the highly anticipated trial is finally about to get underway at Spain’s Supreme Court in Madrid, they have vowed to step up their protests in another show of solidarity.While just 12 leaders will sit in the dock over their role in the failed 2017 independence bid, many Catalan separatists feel they are also being put on trial for having taken part in a banned referendum held on 1 October that year.”I’m a lifelong separatist and I voted on 1 October, it’s as if I was being tried,” said retired teacher Eugenia Fernandez at a recent vigil held for the detained Catalan leaders at the picturesque Plaza de la Vila de Gracia square in Barcelona.”We’re here because of the huge injustice that our government is in jail or exile for doing what we asked them to do — fight to set up a Catalan republic,” the 67-year-old said.The vigil Fernandez took part in has been held every Monday evening for the past 15 months at the square in Gracia, a bohemian district of the Catalan capital which is also its most pro-separatist.People held up large black and white images of the Catalan leaders, as well of those who fled abroad after the failed independence bid, along with the word “freedom” in Catalan and English.Only the chime of a clock on top of an imposing 19th century tower in the centre of the square broke the silence.Nine of the leaders have been charged with rebellion, with some also accused of misuse of public funds. They have all been in pre-trial detention for months, some of them for more than a year.Unifying cause “This is a reaction against the brutality of this trial, which is not against a few people but is instead against Catalan political feeling,” said award-winning Catalan writer Ramon Solsona, who read some poems at the vigil.Similar events have been held across the northeastern region, where the leaders have obtained near-martyr status among many separatists who see them as “political prisoners”.The 12 defendants face prison sentences of between seven and 25 years if convicted, with former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras at risk of the longest sentence.Catalonia’s president at the time of the secession bid, Carles Puigdemont, is not among those on trial since he fled to Belgium where he regularly receives visits from top Catalan separatists.With Catalan separatist parties divided over strategy — some calling for more civil disobedience while others favour dialogue with Spain’s central government — the cause of the jailed Catalan leaders helps keep them united.Judging all of usPolls show the region remains split over the issue of independence, and separatist protests — which in the past drew over a million people — appear to have lost strength.Pro-independence groups have responded by holding smaller events to show support for the detained separatist leaders.The defendants were moved from prisons in Madrid to jails in Catalonia shortly after Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez came to power in June in what was seen as a goodwill gesture.Since then separatists have gathered regularly outside of the Catalan jails where they were being held, holding concerts, camping outside overnight and forming human pyramids, called “castells”, a Catalan tradition.Separatist parties and associations have vowed to stage a wave of protests during the trial, starting with demonstrations on 12 and 16 February in Barcelona, followed by a general strike across Catalonia on 21 February. A major protest is scheduled in Madrid on 16 March.Protests are also planned outside of Spain, in Berlin, Paris, Brussels and London.”In the end, they are judging all of us. They are judging an entire people and its right to self-determination,” Catalan president Quim Torra said last month at an event with relatives of the jailed leaders.