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Two Crew Missing after Car Carrier Suffers Fire in Pacific

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific Search efforts have continued for two missing crew members of the Panama-flagged car carrier Sincerity Ace following a significant vessel fire in the middle of the Pacific.US Coast Guard, Navy and good Samaritans aboard merchant vessels continue the search for the crew members after the fire which occurred on New Year’s Eve while the vessel was some 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu, Hawaii.The master of the Sincerity Ace, managed by Shoei Kisen Kaisha, reported a significant vessel fire, ongoing firefighting efforts, and an intent to abandon ship.Good Samaritans aboard four merchant vessels rescued 16 of the 21 crew on Monday. Three of the five missing mariners were reportedly located but remain in the water “as they are unresponsive and unable to grab onto life saving equipment to be brought aboard,” USCG said.Search efforts are focused on the two remaining potential survivors in a search area of 5,832 square nautical miles.Weather conditions on scene were reported as 15 to 18-foot seas and winds at 17 mph with reduced white caps improving visibility.Sincerity Ace, which was on a voyage from Japan to Hawaii, is currently adrift on the high seas. A salvage plan is being formalized and commercial tugs have been dispatched by the company.last_img read more


Refugee claimants coming to Canada through the United States not new

first_imgMONTREAL – One spring morning, Alfredo Rivas and his wife, who was seven months pregnant, grabbed the small bags containing their remaining belongings and headed north to Canada, a place they’d never seen.A week earlier, they’d decided to leave New York City amid worries the U.S. president’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration would put them at risk of being deported back to wartorn El Salvador.It’s a story that has recently become familiar to Canadians as the country has seen a rise in the number of refugee claimants crossing its southern borders — a phenomenon some have linked with rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.Only, Rivas’ journey didn’t happen in recent months, and the president whose policies he was fleeing was Ronald Reagan, not Trump.While the scenes playing out at the Canadian border have garnered worldwide attention, northward migration is hardly unprecedented, says an author and historian who has studied the issue.“There’s a long history of people crossing the border fleeing U.S. policy and seeking refuge in Canada, whether you’re looking at African-Americans fleeing slavery in the 19th century, draft dodgers in the 1960s and ’70s, then refugees from Central America and other countries in the 1980s and ’90s,” John Rosinbum said in a phone interview.In November 1986, exactly 30 years prior to Trump’s election, Reagan signed the Immigration Reform Control Act, which stated that illegal immigrants who could not prove they had resided in the country for five years could be deported, and employers who hired them could be penalized.The move sent thousands of would-be refugees heading toward Canada, many of them originally from Central American countries such as Guatemala and El Salvador.This wave of arrivals caused Ottawa to dramatically shift positions in February 1987 and declare that asylum claimants would not be allowed to enter the country pending their hearing dates.The process essentially stranded hundreds of refugees, including Rivas and his wife, in communities along the Canada-U.S. border for weeks or months at a time, Rosinbum said.The small town of Plattsburgh, N.Y., pop. 20,000, unexpectedly found itself hosting an impromptu refugee camp for people originating from more than 50 countries.Without formal services in place, volunteers quickly jumped in to organize food, shelter and warm winter clothes for the refugees, according to former volunteer Margot Zeglis.“I think it was a surprise to everybody,” recalled Zeglis, who eventually co-ordinated the volunteer effort.“The Salvation Army was one of the first places they went but that was bursting at the seams, they would be sleeping under pews and filling the halllways with their small duffels of what their belongings were.”Eventually, she said, the volunteers became more sophisticated and formed partnerships with social services and various levels of government to organize better housing, food, counselling, translation services and entertainment for the guests.Despite the kindness of the volunteers, it was a stressful time, Rivas recalls.“They were small army beds, very small,” said Rivas, adding his wife’s stomach barely fit on one of the cots, which were lined up next to each other in rows.Rivas says he and his wife were allowed into Canada on April 6, 1987 — the same day his daughter was born.“They asked us (at the border) if we wanted the baby born in New York or Canada,” he said.While he chose New York, he said, his wife opted to give birth in Montreal — a decision he now concedes was the right one.Rivas, now a slim 58-year-old widower with two grown children, said many people who came up through Plattsburgh in 1987 are still friends.On a recent Sunday afternoon in Montreal, several of them met up for a backyard barbecue hosted by their friend Fredy Cruz, a fellow Salvadoran, to reminisce and eat plates of pupusas, or thick tortillas, filled with meat and cheese.Rivas’ friend, Nelson Gonzalez, who arrived at the lunch with Rivas, said he sees similarities between the run on the border in the late ’80s and the current situation under Trump.“It’s the same, always the same thing,” he said. “They’re scaring people to run from there. But it’s just a lot of talk.”Rivas, Cruz and Gonzalez, who all came to Canada in the same year, are now part of a group that helps raise funds to send money back to El Salvador.“We came here with nothing, just a small bag,” said Rivas, sitting at a picnic table in Cruz’s garage. “And now, we don’t have much, but we have something.”last_img read more


Expanding horizons and engaging audiences at Montreals doc festival

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement “People have to feel they’re expanding their horizons,” Gourd-Mercado says of the spirit that guides RIDM. “Otherwise they can just watch Netflix.”RIDM was founded in 1998 by a group of documentary filmmakers, whose early gatherings had a definite entre-nous quality. The event is still well-attended by those in the business, but Gourd-Mercado, who worked for years as a film publicist before taking over the festival in 2014, is continuing a recent effort to raise the festival’s profile in the community. In the past five years, RIDM’s audience has doubled to around 63,000, she says, including those who watch its offerings outdoors, or in jail. ‘Our trademark is what we call creative documentary,” says Mara Gourd-Mercado, executive director of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM). To get an idea of what she means, consider El Futuro Perfecto (The Future Perfect), a film from Mara’s native Argentina, which is among 128 entries selected for this year’s festival.The film focuses on a young Chinese immigrant named Xiaobin Zhang, whom filmmaker Nele Wohlatz met in a Spanish language class in Buenos Aires. Wohlatz, who had immigrated as an adult from Germany, befriended Zhang and talked with her about a film based on her efforts to fit into Argentinian society and resist her family’s traditional expectations. The two worked out a scenario and scenes, and Wohlatz and Pio Longo wrote dialogue in the style of the flat practice exchanges in Zhang’s language textbook. Wohlatz also shot several alternate endings for the story, based on Zhang’s suggestions. In method and feeling, there’s a lot about El Futuro Perfecto that resembles a feature film. We’re not shown footage of real-life situations, but scripted simulations, some of which feel comically stiff and unrealistic. The film is a comedy about the two-dimensional zone one enters when first learning a new language and culture. But it’s also about the complex emotions that such dislocations can provoke and all of it is tethered more or less closely to Zhang’s experience.Or consider Pierre-Yves Vendeweerd’s poetic Les tourmentes, one of seven films by this Belgian cineaste in an RIDM retrospective. Vandeweerd’s subject seems to be existential malaise in a bleak northern environment, exhibited via brooding shots of people immobilized in their houses, clinging to large rocks or shearing sheep. A female voice-over murmurs a text that is both descriptive and prophetic. There’s no story and no main characters, unless the story is the human condition as borne by a nameless community. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more


Boko Haram Murders 48 Fishermen

Marrakech – The Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram murdered forty-eight fishermen in northeastern Nigeria along the shores of Chad Lake on Sunday.“Dozens of Boko Haram fighters stopped fishermen on the shores of Lake Chad, who were going to the village of Doron Baga, and killed a group of forty-eight merchants who were on their way to buy the fish,” said Abu Bakr Gmendi, an official in the group.The group slaughtered half of the victims about 15 kilometers from the village, while it dumped others in the lake. The fighters did not use firearms, so as to not reveal themselves to international forces that were in charge of safety in the region.Doron Baga is located 180 kilometers north of Maiduguri, and is under control of the international peacekeeping force, which includes troops from Nigeria and neighboring countries Chad and Niger.An officer in the Nigerian army confirmed the attack, but said, “We do not have details because the area under the control of the multinational forces.”The group has previously committed several crimes, including kidnapping 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State on the night of April 14, 2014.Edited by Timothy Filla read more


Security Council expresses concern at ceasefire breakdown in Gaza

30 May 2007The Security Council voiced grave concern today at the breakdown of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the subsequent rise in violence across the troubled region. Council members “welcomed the efforts of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to establish a ceasefire, and expressed appreciation for the active support of the Government of Egypt in this regard,” Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad of the United States, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, said in a statement to the press.“They urged all parties to join the members of the Council in supporting the call of President Abbas for an immediate end to the violence,” the statement added. read more


Madagascar UN takes part in new talks aimed at ending political crisis

Tiébilé Dramé, the senior UN political adviser on Madagascar, is part of an international mediation team that is brokering the talks in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a UN spokesperson told journalists today.Following weeks of unrest in Madagascar near the start of this year, President Marc Ravalomanana resigned in early March, amid a dispute with the mayor of the capital, Antananarivo, Andry Rajoelina, who now leads the country. The crisis led to numerous politically motivated arrests, widespread violence and killings, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all sides to resume dialogue in a bid to end their differences.Today’s mediation efforts in Maputo are being chaired by former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano on behalf of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and they also include envoys from the African Union and La Francophonie. 5 August 2009A senior United Nations official is participating today in fresh talks aimed at peacefully resolving the ongoing political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation of Madagascar. read more


Why budgets dont work for spendthrifts

MONTREAL — Starting the New Year broke and in debt?If you’re beyond budgeting, trying to cut back on spending in small ways may work best, say experts who offer simple tips on saving.Credit counsellor Margaret Johnson says budgets don’t work for spendthrifts.“They start off with the best of intentions, but the reality is no, they don’t work,” said Johnson, president of Solutions Credit Counselling Canada in Surrey, B.C.Here is a list of tips that cover credit cards, spending, shopping and hanging on to spare change.Credit cards: Johnson suggests getting a credit card that gives you cash back rather than points, saying the money is more useful.For those with credit card debt, make two payments every month that are tied to when you get paid to cut down on interest charges, she added. Also know how much interest you are paying.“Most people don’t pay their credit cards in full,” she noted.Cash: The Penniless Parenting blog says spendthrifts should use cash as much as possible and recommends carrying around a $50 or a $100 bill. See how long that bill can last without being broken.“Do I really want to break a $100 bill?” says the blog’s author, who is only known as Penny.Penny also recommends waiting 24 hours before buying anything that costs more than $100 and having a “buddy” — a spouse, partner or friend — you can call before spending $50 or more.She also recommends that spendthrifts avoid window shopping or malls and other “problem spots” for spending.“Just don’t go there. Change your route.”Johnson adds that couples can give each other a weekly “allowance,” or if one half of the couple has trouble with spending, he or she can get a weekly amount.Household debt is a problem and Canadians have been borrowing like never before with help from low interest rates. Statistics Canada recently said the household debt to income ratio has risen to a record high of 164.6 per cent.Smart shopping: Fashion blogger Marta Tryshak notes shopping must not take priority over essentials for big spenders.“You shouldn’t be compromising your heat over a new bag,” said Tryshak, creator of the blog said online stores have more variety and it’s easier to research what you want and compare prices.She said Revolve Clothing, which sells trendy items, offers free shipping to Canada and if you type the word “tulip” at the online checkout, you get a 10 per cent discount.Tryshak recommends subscribing to a select few retailer newsletters and social media for special deals. For example, she says online women’s fashion boutique Aritzia will email a code that a shopper can take into a store and get a list of exclusive sales while other shoppers will be paying full price for the same items.Website provides coupons for discounts on clothing, shoes and other items, Tryshak said.Tryshak also said the best deals on the little black dress and cashmere knits are just after Christmas.“They never go out of style but they do go on sale.”Groceries and cooking: helps save money on groceries with Canadian coupons and grocery flyer deals.Blogger Penny of Penniless Parenting suggests using a crockpot so that you can come home to a hot meal and avoid eating out.“People spend a lot of money on takeout because they don’t have the energy to cook after a long day,” she said.Spend time at each other’s houses instead of going to bars and restaurants, Penny added.Get together with some friends and buy groceries in bulk, offered credit counsellor Margaret Johnson.Spare change: If you’re not going to roll your coins, take it to a change machine, often in a grocery store, to get the cash back. It doesn’t do any good just sitting in a jar, Johnson said.Break the cycle with small steps: Just say “No” to some spending. Buy one less coffee or one less lunch a week or choose something that’s relatively easy for you to spend less on.“Pay attention to what you want to do with your money. Where am I today and where do I want to be tomorrow or six months from now?” Johnson said.“You’re working really hard for your money.”So at least try to save a bit in 2013. read more


Sobeys parent reports higher net income but lower adjusted earnings

STELLARTON, N.S. — The company behind Sobeys and Safeway grocery stores reports its third-quarter sales and net income were higher than the same time last year, but adjusted earnings were down.Empire Company Ltd. of Stellarton, N.S., says its net income was $65.8 million or 24 cents per share in the 13 weeks ended Feb. 2.That’s up from $58.1 million or 21 cents per share in last year’s fiscal third quarter.Sales rose to $6.45 billion, up $218.1 million from $6.03 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 2018.However, adjusted net earnings fell to $72.9 million or 27 cents per share from $89.9 million or 33 cents per share a year earlier.Since last year’s fiscal third quarter, Empire bought the Farm Boy grocery chain with 26 locations in Ontario.Related Stories:Exxon expects weak oil prices to hit third-quarter earningsWeak oil prices hit Exxon’s third-quarter earnings -filingDollarama misses expectations on profit, but hikes sales forecast read more


Guatemala UN expert calls for action to halt discrimination against indigenous people

Rodolfo Stavenhagen, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples, yesterday called on Guatemala’s Congress to approve pending legislation relating to racial and ethnic discrimination. Delivering a speech in the country, the Special Rapporteur noted that half of Guatemala’s population is made up of indigenous people, who comprise the majority in certain rural areas. Forty per cent of indigenous people live in poverty, with women disproportionately affected. About half of the indigenous people are illiterate, with that figure jumping to 90 per cent among women.In response to this state of affairs, Mr. Stavenhagen called on Guatemala to adopt the monitoring mechanism of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. He also stressed the need to implement relevant provisions in the country’s peace accords in cooperation with the UN Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA).In a separate development, MINUGUA yesterday condemned the assassination of Manuel Garcia de la Cruz, who was working with a widows’ association and had participated actively in exhumations. The Mission voiced concern that the crime recalled other extreme acts of violence that characterized the period of armed conflict in Guatemala, and urged the country’s authorities to conduct an exhaustive investigation in order to ensure that those responsible did not escape justice. read more


Ahead of Cyprus poll tomorrow UN hands over authenticated settlement plan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, conveyed to both Cypriot parties and to the guarantor powers, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom, the Comprehensive Settlement of the Cyprus Problem, a UN spokesman said in New York.Mr. Annan stepped in last month to finalize the plan, which if approved, would create a United Cyprus Republic composed of a Greek Cypriot constituent state and Turkish Cypriot constituent state linked by a federal government.On Wednesday the Security Council failed to adopt a resolution that would have taken decisions on matters related to the plan, such as the dissolution of the current UN Peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) in favour of a new UN Settlement Implementation Mission in Cyprus (UNSIMIC) to oversee the process of carrying out the plan. The decisions would have been contingent on the outcome of Saturday’s balloting, and be null and void if the agreement did not enter into force for any reason. read more


Spain reveals negotiations for 3rd Greek bailout of up to 56B then

A man plays music next to a shuttered shop in a shopping arcade of Athens, on Monday, March 2, 2015. Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Sunday that he trusts Greece’s current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if it didn’t. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Spain reveals negotiations for 3rd Greek bailout of up to $56B, then says that’s hypothetical by Alan Clendenning, The Associated Press Posted Mar 2, 2015 10:01 am MDT MADRID – Spain created hours of confusion over the future of Greece’s troubled finances Monday by announcing that eurozone nations were negotiating a third Greek bailout of up to 50 billion euros ($56 billion), then backtracking by saying the prospect of such a bailout is merely hypothetical.The high profile sequence of events began when Spain’s Economy Ministry said Minister Luis de Guindos declared at a conference in the northern city of Pamplona that a new bailout for Greece could provide between 30 billion euros and 50 billion euros.Its “central scenario for Greece is a deal on the basis of the current bailout, and new conditions to be set with flexibility,” de Guindos said in comments circulated by the ministry to media outlets clearly stating that a round of negotiations were underway for a third Greek bailout.“We’re negotiating a third bailout for Greece that will be between 30 and 50 billion euros … Greece will not leave the eurozone,” the minister said, according to comments distributed to media outlets including The Associated Press by his ministry. “That would not be good for Greece and for the eurozone.”But the eurozone’s top financial official quickly denied the claim that fresh bailout talks were underway.The bailout that de Guindos outlined “is not something that is being discussed,” said Simone Boitelle, the spokeswoman for Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who is both finance minister for the Netherlands and chairman of the Eurogroup body of eurozone members of which de Guindos is a member.A Greek finance ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of ministry policy preventing the official from being named, also denied any talks were being held. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has previously ruled out a third bailout.Five hours after de Guindos’ comments were disclosed, his ministry put out another statement saying de Guindos only outlined “a hypothetical third program for Greece” that would have to be negotiated by the Eurogroup.Greece received a four-month extension on its rescue loans agreement but will need to make reforms in order to get more money. It faces a cash crunch as early as this month.De Guindos’ initial comments and his ministry’s subsequent correction came a day after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy responded angrily to his Greek counterpart’s claim that Spain and Portugal have formed “an axis of forces” trying to overthrow Greece’s newly elected far left government.Rajoy on Sunday said neither Spain nor Portugal were “responsible for the frustration” generated by Greece’s new government, led by the Syriza party.Syriza was elected in January with the promise to scrap budget austerity in Greece and overhaul the country’s bailout deal. It has received some domestic criticism after the deal for an extension of the bailout ensured some austerity would continue.Tsipras had singled out Spain and Portugal as “aggressive European conservative forces” that hope to bring down his government.Rajoy countered by saying that Syriza had “promised the Greeks something they knew that they would not be able to deliver.” He also noted that Spain, despite its own financial crisis, had aided Greece in existing bailout programs with “more than 26 billion euros ($29 billion).”EU spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said the bloc’s executive Commission is “building bridges and bringing parties together” in the dispute after receiving a complaint from both Spain and Portugal.___Raf Casert in Brussels and Elena Becatoros in Athens contributed to this report. read more


Valeant Pharmaceuticals to report fourthquarter results next week

Valeant Pharmaceuticals to report fourth-quarter results next week by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2016 9:38 am MDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2016 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAVAL, Que. – Embattled company Valeant Pharmaceuticals plans to discuss its fourth-quarter financial results and update its 2016 earnings estimates on March 15.The announcement was delayed by two weeks because of the return of chief executive Michael Pearson, who returned recently from a two-month medical leave.Pearson announced his return on Feb. 28, one day before Valeant had scheduled the financial report and conference call.Valeant announced five days earlier that it had to restate its financial results for 2014 and 2015 after a review found about US$58 million of sales to U.S. mail-order pharmacy Philidor were recognized at the wrong time.The Laval, Que.-based company also confirmed it is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a separate probe into accounting and inventory issues at Salix Pharmaceuticals, which Valeant bought for US$11 billion last year.Valeant is also under investigation by U.S. Attorney’s offices in Massachusetts and New York, as well as Congress, as part of their probes into price increases for certain specialty drugs. read more


Initiative will connect Niagara youth with postsecondary education

In a region where less than 10 per cent of the population has a university degree, Brock’s Youth University is helping reverse this trend with the Neighbourhood Access Initiative.The research-based initiative is designed to support community development and increase the number of youth from priority neighbourhoods who go on to attend university or college.The program received more than $65,000 from the Niagara Prosperity Initiative for two years of support. It is being co-ordinated in partnership with District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board.“Research tells us one of the biggest factors influencing a student’s decision to pursue higher education is whether or not they know someone who has gone on to university or college,” said Kate Cassidy, director, Youth University. “It also tells us they are making these decisions at a young age.”The program, led by Brock student volunteers, will follow youth from Grade 6 to high school. It involves mentoring, tutoring and after-school programming, as well as hands-on activities to identify and connect student interests with future careers, civic engagement and educational pathways.Participating students and their parents will also have the opportunity to visit Brock and learn more about every aspect of planning for post-secondary education.“This is a long-term commitment to help students from priority neighbourhoods in our region find their way in post-secondary education,” said Cassidy. “Along the way we hope to foster a passion for lifelong learning with these students that will help to develop their self-esteem, relationship and communication skills, critical thinking abilities and a sense of belonging.”The Neighbourhood Access Initiative builds upon a pilot program that took place at Fort Erie Public Elementary School last year. The Prosperity Initiative funds will be allocated to support the programming underway in Fort Erie, and a new program in Niagara Falls.“We hope this initiative brings attention to the issue of equitable access to post-secondary education in Niagara,” Cassidy said. “And an awareness of helping everyone in the communities across our region reach their greatest potential.” read more


Hundreds attend walk to remember Shankhill Road bomb victims

first_imgA MEMORIAL WALK took place along Belfast’s Shankhill Road last night to remember the victims of the October 1993 bombing.Today marks the 20th anniversary of the attack — one of the most notorious incidents of The Troubles. Ten people were killed, including the IRA bomber, after the device he was carrying exploded prematurely.The IRA had intended to assassinate loyalist paramilitary leaders who were expected to be meeting in a room above Frizzell’s fish shop — but unbeknownst to them, the meeting had been rescheduled.Hundreds took part in last night’s walk, including family members of those who died in the bombing, local clergy and politicians.“I think the turnout here on the Shankill indicates the depth of feeling people have for the innocent victims here,” DUP MP Nigel Dodds said, according to UTV News.“This is a very respectful, prayerful and dignified act of remembrance organised by the community for the innocent victims and their families, and we will never forget them.”A memorial plaque was placed to Thomas Begley, the IRA bomber who carried out the attack, last Sunday at Flax Street, Ardoyne.Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly and other republican figures attended the unveiling, but the move was criticised by the family members of the loyalist victims and other victim campaign groups.Read: Man arrested over 1976 sectarian killing ‘released unconditionally’Read: Victim of The Troubles: We are living scars on societylast_img read more


Woman cyclist dies after crash with articulated truck in Limerick

first_imgA FEMALE CYCLIST has died after a collision with an articulated truck in Limerick city.The crash happened at about 7.30 am this morning at the junction of Rutland Street, Fr. Matthew Bridge and Charlotte’s Quay.The woman who is believed to be in her 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.Her body has been removed to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital where a post-mortem examination will take place.The roadway in the area, which gardaí say is close to The Hunt Museum, is closed and diversions are in place.Read: Cyclist dies in crash in Cork city centre >Read: Drivers told to slow down in estates after four-year-old knocked down >last_img read more


Ikea announces Uppleva clutterfree HD TV

first_imgIkea’s television stands have always been pretty good at hiding cable clutter. Their clever, built-in raceways provide a hideaway where all your wiring sins can go undetected by others who drop in to watch the big game. But Ikea wasn’t content trying to cover up the problem. They want it eliminated.And so they’ve revealed the Uppleva TV line, which combines Ikea’s famously modern entertainment unit designs with essential home theatre gear. Built in to the stand is a Blu-ray player, speakers, and a high-definition smart TV. For added thump, Ikea provides a wireless subwoofer which you can tuck away wherever you’ve got room for it. There’s also a thin strip of LED lighting (you choose the color) integrated into the Uppleva’s bezel, which lets you accent your new set-up. Apart from mood lighting, you’ll also get four HDMI ports, two USB ports, and an easy-to-use remote.It’s not quite a perfect solution, obviously. We’ll always want to throw a satellite or cable receiver, a gaming console or two, and a set-top box into the mix, but at least Ikea has designed Uppleva with front panels that allow remote control signals to pass through so that they can remain completely hidden most of the time.Uppleva will be offered in a variety of sizes, and they’ll be launching later this year in European markets. Availability in North America is expected as well, though not until 2013. Pricing has been announced at around $950, though it wasn’t mentioned what size screen that gets you.via Extremetechlast_img read more


The 5 at 5 Friday

first_img Image: Shutterstock/dean bertoncelj Short URL 6,497 Views The 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… By Adam Daly EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #LIMERICK: Gardaí are examining a potential link between a security alert at a postal depot in Limerick this morning and the letter bombs detected in London and Glasgow earlier this month. 2. #COOKSTOWN: The three teenagers who died at a St Patrick’s Day disco in Co Tyrone were laid to rest today.3. #BREXTENSION: DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds has criticised the UK government, and called the delay to the date by which the UK leaves the European Union “a humiliation”.4. #DRUMCONDRA: A man in his sixties and a woman in her thirties died this morning following a serious road collision in north Dublin.5. #MR MOONLIGHT TRIAL: Mary Lowry’s computer was used to search for Bobby Ryan’s name the day before his body was recovered from a tank on her land, the Central Criminal Court has heard.Comments have been closed as one of the above stories is before the courts.  Friday 22 Mar 2019, 4:56 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 22nd 2019, 4:56 PM Share4 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/dean bertoncelj No Comments last_img read more


Gunfire reported in WalMart parking lot

first_imgOfficers are investigating a fight early Friday morning at a Wal-Mart in Vancouver’s Marrion neighborhood that reportedly ended in gunfire.Witnesses told police that between seven to 10 people got out of three cars and all started fighting in the parking lot at 221 N.E. 104th Ave., just after 3 a.m., Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.Two males ran toward one of the cars, and then another two chased them and fired several shots, Kapp said.Everyone took off when officers arrived. Police did not locate any victims or casings. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more


Three die in deadly car crash in Atka

first_imgThree people have died and six more are injured after a passenger van rolled-over in Atka Tuesday night. Alaska State Troopers say they learned of the single vehicle crash just after 6 p.m.Download AudioAtka Pride Seafoods in 2013.(Photo by Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB – Unalaska)The people involved in the accident are employees of Atka Pride Seafoods which is a subsidiary of the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA). In a press release, APICDA’s Ellen Krsnak said the accident occurred when they were traveling from the processing plant to the bunkhouse for dinner. The Coast Guard has transported several of the injured parties to Anchorage.Megan Peters is the public information officer for the Alaska State Troopers. She said Troopers will be in the village today to investigate.“When we do have our guys flying out to remote locations a lot of times cell phone service is bad or they don’t have a radio signal there, so while our troopers are there and learning stuff and they’re able to confirm things on scene it makes it difficult to relay information to a lot of people quickly,” Peters said.She said if phone service is bad, she does not want to tie up the lines when the troopers are trying to deal with the actual incident.Names of the injured and deceased are being held until families can be notified.last_img read more


ERD to publish national human development report

first_imgSpeakers at a Consultation meeting on publishing of National Human Development Report organized by ERD on Sunday. Photo: CollectedThe government is planning to restart publication of National Human Development Report (NHDR) to facilitate policy dialogue and better understanding of development dynamics, says a press release.The NHDR was published in 1992 for the first time by the government but it did not continue later.The Economic Relations Division (ERD) will publish the report with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).The decision was taken at a meeting organised by the ERD at the meeting room of Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Sunday.A total of 40 representatives of different ministries and private sector research organisations took part in the consultation meeting.Speaking at the meeting, Selim Jahan, director of UNDP Human Development Report Office in New York, said that the increase of GDP growth and infrastructural development alone cannot guarantee the human development.“Focus should be the improvement of living standard of the people,” he added.Discussants suggested forming an advisory council to guide the authors’ panel in choosing the themes and contents of the report.Chaired by ERD secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam, the meeting was addressed by member of general economic division’s member Shamsul Alam, UNDP’s country director Sudipto Mukerjee, CPD’s research director Khondaker Golam Moazzem, and senior research fellow of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) Nazneen Ahmed.last_img read more