30TH ANNIVERSARY SOCANS SHIMMER WITH SONGWRITING COMPOSING MUSIC PUBLISHING LICENSING SUCCESS

30TH ANNIVERSARY SOCANS SHIMMER WITH SONGWRITING COMPOSING MUSIC PUBLISHING LICENSING SUCCESS

15 October 0

first_imgRobertson was presented with the SOCAN Cultural Impact Award for the influence that “The Big Bang Theory” theme has had on pop culture worldwide. The audience was treated to a show-stopping rendition of the song, followed by fan favourite “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies.Jack Lenz was honoured as the Most-Performed Screen Composer in SOCAN history. Over his career, Lenz’s music has been featured in Due South, Designer Guys, The Passion of the Christ and Goosebumps, to name only a few.At the show, the incomparable Buffy Sainte-Marie was inducted into SOCAN’s Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for her life’s work in creation that now spans almost 60 years. Melissa McClelland, Fred Penner and Josh Q delivered unforgettable performances of Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier,” “Up Where We Belong” and “Til It’s Time For You To Go,” and Canadian media personality George Stroumboulopoulos made the presentation.The SOCANs featured additional memorable performances, including Elijah Wood X Jamie Fine (SOCAN Pop Awardwinners), Meghan Patrick (SOCAN Country Award winner) and 2019 JUNO nominee, anders.The SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – Producer was awarded to Frank Dukes, his second consecutive win in the category for his work on hits like “Havana,” “Better Now” and “Pray For Me.” Dukes also took home three SOCAN Awards in the Pop Music category and one in Rap Music.Grammy-nominated producer Murda Beatz accepted the SOCAN International Achievement Award and a SOCAN Award in the Rap category for “Nice For What,” co-written and performed by Drake. Though unable to attend due to touring in Europe, Drake received the award for SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – Performer.For her recent meteoric global triumphs, Jessie Reyez was presented with the SOCAN Breakout Songwriter Award, and received two SOCAN Dance Music Awards for her work with Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa and Sam Smith.Ralph Murphy was honoured with the SOCAN Special Achievement Award for his prodigious achievements in songwriting and his lifetime commitment to passing along his great wisdom to aspiring music creators.For the third consecutive year, Keith Power earned the SOCAN Composer of the Year Award for his work in television and feature films, such as Hawaii Five-0; Heartland; MacGyver; and Magnum, P.I.The SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award was presented to Red Brick Publishing for their tireless efforts to ensure bright futures for music creators.Bell Media took home the prestigious SOCAN Licensed To Play Award, in recognition of the company’s exemplary dedication to Canadian music programming and unwavering commitment to fair music licensing. Representing the collective appreciation and thanks of nearly 160,000 members of SOCAN who depend on Canada’s music-using organizations and businesses of every size to stay current with their music licenses, the Licensed To Play Award was presented by acclaimed screen composer Janal Bechtold.“Music creators and publishers are the heartbeat of the Canadian music industry, not only are they achieving personal success, but they are an important source of international culture and pride for all of us,” said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. “We are once again thrilled to celebrate the incredible accomplishments and contributions of Canadian songwriters, composers, music publishers and music users, and extend our heartfelt congratulations to all of tonight’s SOCAN Award recipients.”Sponsors of the 2019 SOCAN Awards are Gowling WLG, Crowe Soberman, Yamaha Canada Music, Recording Artists’ Collecting Society (ACTRA RACS), Hargraft, and Long & McQuade. Official charity partners are the Unison Benevolent Fund and the SOCAN Foundation.The annual Gala de la SOCAN in Montréal, which celebrates and honours the work of SOCAN’s Francophone members, will be held in September.A complete list of winners at the 2019 SOCAN Awards in Toronto follows.About SOCANSOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. Nearly 160,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, with wholly-owned companies Audiam, Dataclef and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com2019 SOCAN Awards – Toronto – Winners List Advertisement POP MUSIC AWARDS“Pray for Me“Performed by The Weeknd & Kendrick LamarAbel “The Weeknd” TesfayeMartin “Doc” McKinneyAdam “Frank Dukes” FeeneyKendrick Duckworth (ASCAP)Anthony Tiffith (BMI)Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. CanadaEMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd“Better Now”Performed by Post MaloneAdam “Frank Dukes” FeeneyKaan GunesberkLouis Bell (ASCAP)Austin Post (BMI)Carl Rosen (BMI)William Walsh (ASCAP)EMI April Music Canada Ltd“Never Be the Same”Performed by Camila CabelloAdam “Frank Dukes” FeeneyCamila Cabello (BMI)Rami Dawood (SESAC)Jacob Olofsson (STIM)Jonnali Parmenius (STIM)Alexandra Yatchenko (BMI)EMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd“In My Feelings”Performed by DrakeAubrey Drake GrahamNoah “40” ShebibCaresha Brownlee (ASCAP)Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter (BMI)Kinta Cox (ASCAP)Stephen Garrett (ASCAP)Orville Hall (ASCAP)Darius Harrison (ASCAP)Jatavia Johnson (ASCAP)Renetta Lowe (BMI)Adam Pigott (BMI)Phillip Price (ASCAP)James Scheffer (BMI)Benjamin Workman (BMI)Rex Zamor (BMI)EMI April Music Canada LtdKobalt Music Publishing Ltd. CanadaRAP MUSIC AWARDS“God’s Plan”Performed by DrakeAubrey Drake GrahamNoah “40” ShebibMatthew “Boi-1da” SamuelsDaveon Jackson (BMI)Brock Korsan (BMI)Ronald La Tour (ASCAP)Sandra Gale (ASCAP)EMI April Music Canada LtdKobalt Music Publishing Ltd. CanadaSony/ATV Tunes“Nice for What”Performed by DrakeAubrey Drake GrahamNoah “40” ShebibShane “Murda Beatz” LindstromEMI April Music Canada LtdKobalt Music Publishing Ltd. CanadaWarner Chappell Music Canada Ltd“No Limit”Performed by G-Eazy feat A$AP Rocky and Cardi BMatthew “Boi 1da” SamuelsBelcalis Almanzar (ASCAP)Jay Fort (BMI)Gerald Gillum (ASCAP)Edgar Machuca (BMI)Rakim Mayers (BMI)Klenord Raphael (ASCAP)Allen Ritter (ASCAP)Earl Taylor (ASCAP)Jordan Thorpe (ASCAP)Sony/ATV MusicR&B MUSIC AWARDS“Best Part”Performed by Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.RAshton Simmonds (a.k.a.Daniel Caesar)Matthew BurnettJordan EvansRiley BellGabriella Wilson (ASCAP)Robinson Heart PublishingSony/ATV SongsDOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARDS – FICTIONMurdoch MysteriesRobert CarliShaftesbury MusicSony/ATV Music Publishing CanadaHeartlandKeith PowerSeven24 Films IncDynamo Films Inc.DOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARDS – NON-FICTIONBorder Security: Canada’s Front LineGreg FisherDerek TreffryeOne TV Unscripted BC Inc.oleSportsnet CentralStephan MoccioMurray FlemingSing Little PenguinRogers Sportsnet IncUniversal Music Publishing CanadaDOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARDS – ANIMATEDDaniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodJames ChappleGraeme CorniesDavid KellyBrian PickettSuper WhyDavid ConlonPeter CoulmanSteven D’AngeloRocco GaglieseTerry Tompkinsole LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – More than 700 of the who’s who of Canada’s songwriters, composers, music publishers and industry leaders gathered tonight for the 30th anniversary of the SOCAN Awards, the annual celebration of achievement in music creation, publishing and licensing.Hosted by CBC’s Amanda Parris, the gala at the Sheraton Centre Toronto opened with an unforgettable performance by songwriters Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay and Tavish Crowe of the global smash “Call Me Maybe.” The trio were then honoured with the Most-Performed Song in the organization’s 30-year history as SOCAN.Chad Kroeger of Nickelback and Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies were honoured for their historic achievements. As the Most-Performed Songwriter in SOCAN history, Kroeger was celebrated for his remarkable accomplishments in music creation with an inspired performance by Dallas Smith of his hit song “How You Remind Me.” Advertisement Winners celebrating at the 2019 SOCAN Awards. Left to right: Ed Robertson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessie Reyez, Josh Ramsay, Chad Kroeger, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Tavish Crowe. (CNW Group/SOCAN) COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS“Good Together”Performed by James Barker BandJames BarkerGavin SlateTravis Woodole“Walls Come Down”Performed by Meghan PatrickMeghan PatrickKelly ArcherJustin Weaver (ASCAP)Iron Songbird PublishingJackoby SongsoleDowntown Music Canada“Who’s Gonna Love You”Performed by TebeyTebey OttohRyan Lafferty (BMI)BMG Rights Management Canada IncACHIEVEMENT IN MADE-FOR-TV FILM MUSICMy Daughter’s DisgraceMichael NielsonROP MusiqueNewlywed and DeadMichael NielsonROP MusiqueINTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC AWARDSTrollsJeffrey MorrowJean Beck (SESAC)Universal Music Publishing CanadaStorksJeff DannaINTERNATIONAL TV SERIES MUSIC AWARDSPaw PatrolJames ChappleGraeme CorniesDavid KellyBrian PickettBig Bang TheoryEd RobertsonACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM MUSICMaudieMichael TimminsTrollsJeffrey MorrowJean Beck (SESAC)Universal Music Publishing Canadacenter_img “Ain’t Easy”Performed by Elijah Woods x Jamie FineElijah WoodsJamie FineCamila Cabello (BMI)Thomas Mann (PRS)Zachary Skelton (ASCAP)Ryan Tedder (GMR)“In My Blood”Performed by Shawn MendesShawn MendesGeoff WarburtonScott Friedman (ASCAP)Teddy Geiger (BMI)Mendes MusicSony/ATV SongsUniversal Music Publishing Canada“Jackie Chan”Performed by Tiësto & Dzeko featuring Preme & Post MaloneJulian DzekoRaynford “Preme” HumphreyLuis RaposoLouis Bell (ASCAP)Austin Post (BMI)Tijs Verwest (BUMA)Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada“Not a Love Song”Performed by bülowJamie ApplebyMegan BulowAlyssa ReidElizabeth Lowell BolandNathan FerraroBrenda MullenMichael WiseKarl WolfBlue Dream SongsRed Riding Hood PublishingWax On Wax Off PublishingGalleryAC MusicHeart and Art MusicHyvecity MusicBMG Rights Management Canada IncSony/ATV Music Publishing Canada“Call Out My Name”Performed by The WeekndAdam “Frank Dukes” FeeneyAbel “The Weeknd” TesfayeNicolas Jaar (BMI)EMI April Music Canada LtdKobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada“OTW”Performed by Khalid, Ty Dolla $ign & 6lackAnthony “Nineteen85” JefferiesTyrone Griffin Jr. (N/A)Idan Kalai (N/A)Brian Morgan (N/A)Khalid Robinson (BMI)Ricardo Valentine (N/A)EMI April Music Canada Ltd Advertisement MOST PERFORMEDSONGWRITER in the history of SOCANChad KroegerMOST PERFORMED SONGin the history of SOCAN “Call Me Maybe”Performed by Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae JepsenJosh RamsayTavish CroweJepsen Music PublishingRegular Monkey PublishingCrowe Music PublishingUniversal Music Publishing CanadaBMG Rights Management Canada IncMOST PERFORMED SCREEN COMPOSER in the history of SOCANJack LenzCULTURAL IMPACT AWARDEd RobertsonBig Bang TheoryINTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDShane “Murda Beatz” LindstromSPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDRalph MurphySONGWRITERSOF THE YEARPerformerDrakeProducerAdam “Frank Dukes” FeeneyPUBLISHEROF THE YEARRed Brick SongsLICENSED TO PLAY AWARDBell MediaBREAKOUT SONGWRITER AWARDJessie ReyezHAGOOD HARDY AWARDErnesto CerviniJAN V. MATEJCEK NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDVincent HoSCREEN COMPOSER OF THE YEARKeith PowerFOLK / ROOTS MUSIC AWARDColter WallDANCE MUSIC AWARDS“One Kiss”Performed by Calvin Harris & Dua LipaJessie ReyezDua Lipa (ASCAP)Adam Wiles (ASCAP)BMG Rights Management Canada Inc“Promises”Performed by Calvin Harris & Sam SmithJessie ReyezSamuel Smith (PRS)Adam Wiles (ASCAP)BMG Rights Management Canada Inc.“Body”Performed by Loud Luxury featuring BrandoJoseph DepaceAndrew FedykNicholas HenriquesCassio Lopes (ASCAP)MARLON McClain (ASCAP)MRD – Music Revenue PublishingUltra Tunes CanadaROCK MUSIC AWARDS“T-Shirt”Performed by The BeachesLeandra EarlEliza Enman-McDanielJordan MillerKylie MillerNicole Morier (ASCAP)“S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)”Performed by The Glorious SonsBrett EmmonsJay EmmonsChris HuotAdam PaquetteTom Peyton (BMI)Shannon Poole (BMI)Ryan Spraker (BMI)Frederik Thaae (KODA)Black Box SongsBMG Rights Management Canada Inc“The Mountain”Performed by Three Days GraceGavin BrownNeil SandersonBarry StockBrad WalstMatthew WalstJohnny Andrews (ASCAP)Inside Pocket IncPurple Planes PublishingMean Music Publishing IncRiot Express Publishing IncBaby Cats Music IncCCS Rights Management CorpWixen Music Publishing IncHyvetown Music Inc Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Regional action against crime crucial for stability in Haiti UN mission chief

Regional action against crime crucial for stability in Haiti UN mission chief

12 October 0

For lasting stability in Haiti, neighbouring countries must help foil trans-national crime through the sharing of information, patrolling, and coordinated operations, according to the head of the United Nations mission in that country (MINUSTAH).“Over the past year, the Mission has launched with the Haitian authorities an additional effort that specifically seeks to improve security along the country’s borders,” Hedi Annabi, Special Representative for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said yesterday at the Ministerial Conference on Illicit Drug Trafficking, Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.“However, this basic presence cannot realistically respond to the cross-border threats that are the subject of today’s conference,” said Mr. Annabi, appealing for coordinated efforts by others in the region.Within Haiti itself, he said, close cooperation between MINUSTAH and Haitian security forces had already permitted the recovery of rural areas from armed and the dismantling of gang strongholds in urban areas. MINUSTAH troops are deployed along the land border with the Haitian National Police (HNP), focusing on four major crossing points, and the mission is also helping the authorities to establish maritime policing with the recent deployment of 16 patrol boats along the coastline.“Through this last initiative, we hope to improve our awareness of threats, to deter trouble-makers, to project State authority, and to improve collection of revenue,” he said, reaffirming, that cross-border threats still needed regional action.Justice Ministers from 16 countries in the Caribbean region are attending the four-day conference, which ends today and is co-sponsored by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Dominican Government.UNODC Director Antonio Maria Costa noted that Caribbean countries, which have some of the highest crime rates in the world, are trapped in the crossfire between illicit drug producers in the South and consumers in the North, requiring technical assistance, protection and funding from donors to counter the criminal threat. 20 February 2009For lasting stability in Haiti, neighbouring countries must help foil trans-national crime through the sharing of information, patrolling, and coordinated operations, according to the head of the United Nations mission in that country (MINUSTAH). read more

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Outrage over participation of MP at Sri Lankan event

Outrage over participation of MP at Sri Lankan event

08 October 0

A new Asian Commonwealth Parliamentary Human Rights Group was formed to increase cooperation on human rights under the Kotte Declaration, which was adopted during the seminar. The groups said Kasthuri, who apparently shook hands with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister and other leaders, has shown insensitivity towards Tamil people.Meanwhile Kasthuri said Malaysian Parliamentary Caucus on Displaced People of Sri Lanka, will be visiting the country to assess progress made helping the victims. (Colombo Gazette) Various Indian NGOs in Malaysia are upset over Malaysian MP Kasthuri Patto’s participation in a human rights seminar in Sri Lanka, The Star reported.The seminar, which was organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Parliament of Sri Lanka, took place from February 1 to 3 in Colombo and saw attendance by parliamentarians from the region. However, the NGOs, which gathered in Seberang Prai, expressed their displeasure at her visit to the country whose government allegedly killed thousands of Tamils during the civil war. read more

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Mothers plea over schoolboy hounded to death by trolls who targeted teen

Mothers plea over schoolboy hounded to death by trolls who targeted teen

25 September 0

first_img 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. I want to raise awareness because we all have a collective responsibility to prevent other young lives being lostLucy Alexander A grieving mum has written a heartbreaking open letter to the bullies who drove her son to suicide – after he was teased because he was not allowed to play Call of Duty.Felix Alexander, 17, died under the wheels of a train earlier this year after suffering seven years of abuse.The teenager told his parents he was getting the bus to school but instead went to the railway tracks and stepped in front of an oncoming train.He was killed instantly when he was struck near his home in Worcester, on the morning of April 27 this year.An inquest concluded Felix had committed suicide after suffering years of bullying, firstly in the playground and then by online trolls. One website he was targeted on was Ask.fm, which has been linked to seven teenage suicides.His bullying began in 2009 following a playground argument about violent video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.The 18-rated game had just been released but Felix, then aged 10, was branded a “p—-” by classmates at school in Worcester after he admitted his parents had banned him from playing it.Felix moved to a different school last September but the bullying continued until he was unable to cope any longer.His mother Lucy, 51, has now written an open letter to her son’s bullies, as well as to schools and parents, explaining the torment Felix suffered. It started with social isolation when he was around ten. He didn’t get invited to parties and wasn’t included in weekend activitiesLucy Alexander It says: “I write this letter not for sympathy, but because there are so many more children like Felix who are struggling.”His confidence and self-esteem had been eroded over a long period of time by the bullying behaviour he experienced in secondary education.”It began with unkindness and social isolation and over the years, with the advent of social media, it became cruel and overwhelming. People who had never even met Felix were abusing him.”He was however so badly damaged by the abuse, isolation and unkindness he had experienced, that he was unable to see just how many people truly cared for him.” Felix Alexander, who took his own life after being bullied on social media “On the morning Felix died, we suspected something was wrong as we knew he hadn’t got to school. It wasn’t something we expected or were worried about.”We thought we were coming to the end of the tunnel, but obviously he couldn’t see the light. My other children were devastated to lose their brother. It was just horrendous.”Lucy, who also lives with husband Ratan, 55, an anaesthetist, is now fundraising for the Place2be charity, which offers mental health counselling to young people.She added: “I’ve gone back to work and I have superb friends and family who have helped me through it all.”My friend suggested the charity when Felix died as they help support children in schools who are going through a number of different types of trauma.”What appealed to me is that they believe in early intervention, which I believe is the key to stopping bullying early.”I want to raise awareness because we all have a collective responsibility to prevent other young lives being lost.” “Then the online abuse started when he was 14. It was initially via the website Ask.fm and then it escalated with basically every social media platform you could imagine.”It all started when people kept asking him why he didn’t have Call of Duty for the PlayStation.”He was 10 at the time, so why on earth would I let him play an 18-rated game that was full of violence?”One child even called him a ‘p—-‘ because he wasn’t allowed to play it. It was really silly comments like that which started the whole thing.”It spiralled from there and escalated into people who barely knew him joining in, and then he became Felix who everyone hated.”The damage had already been done. He couldn’t see a way to be happy.”He saw a psychologist when he was ten because he was in a very dark place. The bullying was poisonous.”He moved from his old school because he was very unhappy there and didn’t get the grades he needed to get into sixth form.”We don’t like to think that our children could be responsible for being cruel to another child, but I have been shocked by the ‘nice’ kids who were responsible in part for Felix’s anguish. “On several occasions we removed all form of social media from Felix as it was causing so much distress, but that just isolated him further. Felix Alexander, who took his own life after being bullied on social mediaCredit:PA Lucy, a sexual health nurse, who also has a daughter Charlotte, 22, and a son Ben, 21, said: “I wrote the letter as I want to educate our educators and to the bullies themselves so they can see the effect they have on the people they target.”Teachers need to be aware of the dangers of bullying and I want more help to be available.”I’m working with my son’s high school to raise awareness there, in the hope that teachers can receive further training.”He had been targeted for many, many years. It was generalised cruelty.”He was known as the most hated person in the year at school. “It started with social isolation when he was around ten. He didn’t get invited to parties and wasn’t included in weekend activities.last_img read more

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Fire chiefs warn homeowners to cover mirrors to reduce fire risk amid

Fire chiefs warn homeowners to cover mirrors to reduce fire risk amid

25 September 0

Fire services have also warned against discarding rubbish after camping, which poses a fire hazard Credit:Nigel French In the wake of 20 large fires that have hit the capital over the last two weeks, Tower Hamlets Homes has issued fire safety tips to householders.   John Kitchener, from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Always keep reflective items such as mirrors away from direct sunlight.“Many people don’t realise that sunlight can be extremely powerful and if reflected off the surface of a mirror it can produce enough heat to ignite flammable materials.” Elsewhere, people have been advised not to leave bottles or glass in woodland areas, as there is an increased risk of a fire occurring where open ground temperatures are rising rapidly. The Fire Brigade Union found that fire incidents in England have increased by nine per cent for the year ending September 2017.There are fears that the number of these incidents will soar if members of the public are not more careful about their behaviour over the summer period.The London Fire Brigade also warned people to properly discard glass containers in bins, following a large grass fire near Heathrow Airport over the weekend, which required fifteen fire engines to put out.The warnings follow on from previous guidelines which advised homeowners to paint their property white to protect themselves from heat waves.Danielle Cotton, London fire brigade commissioner, said: “The ground is extremely dry at the moment and grassland and parks will act like a tinderbox when exposed to even the smallest of sparks.She added: “We are calling on the public to take steps to prevent grass fires: don’t drop cigarettes or matches on dry ground or out of car windows; don’t have barbeques on dry grass and don’t leave glass bottles out as they can concentrate the sun’s rays and start a blaze.” Fire services have also warned against discarding rubbish after camping, which poses a fire hazard  Homeowners must cover mirrors and move glass decorations to reduce the risk of house fires during the heatwave, fire chiefs have warned.Safety advice has been issued amid a continuing heatwave, urging residents not to leave items such as crystals, glass bottles or mirrors exposed as they could spark a blaze.The public have been advised to keep shaving and make-up mirrors out of direct sunlight as they can magnify the sun’s rays onto combustible items like blinds and curtains, causing them to ignite.It comes after a number of serious incidents have been reported to local authorities where property has been damaged after a reflective object has caused a fire.Fire services in Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Nottinghamshire, Merseyside and Staffordshire are among those who have recently issued guidance to prevent outbreaks.Residents’ associations have also notified their tenants to keep vigilant after a spate of fires in London during the heatwave. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have also alerted homeowners to the dangers of glass on window sills, after they were called to fight a blaze at a  bungalow in Bognor Regis.The home was gutted by a fire that was started due to sunlight shining through a glass ornament in a living room window. 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. read more

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Child prostitution Sheffield brothers who targeted vulnerable girls are jailed

Child prostitution Sheffield brothers who targeted vulnerable girls are jailed

21 September 0

first_img Friday 28 Apr 2017, 1:51 PM By Daragh Brophy FOUR MEN AND a woman have been given prison sentences of between three and fifteen years in the UK for offences involving child sexual exploitation.The five targeted vulnerable young girls in the Sheffield area between 2005 and 2012.The girls were given drink, drugs and gifts, before being forced to have sex with members of the group and strangers.They were also threatened and subjected to violence.Brothers, Christopher (23), Matthew (25), and Shane Whiteley (30) were found guilty last month of multiple sexual offences including rape, sexual assault against a child under 13 and conspiracy to arrange child prostitution and theft. Child prostitution: Sheffield brothers who targeted vulnerable girls are jailed Two other associates of the brothers have also been handed prison sentences. 19,964 Views Amanda SpencerSpeaking in the wake of the convictions last month Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Martin Tate of South Yorkshire Police said that the victims had had their childhoods stolen by the group.“Nine very brave young women gave evidence of their abuse in this trial, supported by numerous family members who were also significantly affected by these crimes,” said the officer, who oversaw the investigation.The bravery of the victims has resulted in the conviction of five very dangerous offenders who are now in prison for multiple sexual offences. The jury found the defendants not guilty on some charges and, whilst disappointed, I respect the jury’s decision. Share Tweet Email Taleb BapirHe added:Not one of those convicted accepted responsibility for their horrific crimes, meaning the victims have had to recount in detail before a jury the awful and upsetting abuse they were subjected to.Read: Overturned car on N7 cleared after causing severe traffic delays >Read: Trouble for Le Pen as her replacement steps aside amid allegations of Holocaust denial > Apr 28th 2017, 1:51 PM 43 Comments The suffering the victims must have endured is hard to comprehend. Short URL This case was a complex one. With the victims’ assistance the CPS was able to build a strong prosecution case against these defendants, resulting in today’s sentences. It demonstrates the complexity of these prosecutions and does not detract from the numerous guilty verdicts against five offenders. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/3363799 Christopher, Matthew and Shane Whiteley.Appearing alongside them at Sheffield Crown Court were Amanda Spencer, 26, and Taleb Bapir, 39, who were respectively found guilty of four counts of arranging child prostitution and rape.“These defendants cynically targeted and sexually exploited young and vulnerable girls,” Peter Mann of the Crown Prosecution Service said.last_img read more

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Poll Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were

Poll Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were

21 September 0

first_img Poll Results: No (5255) It depends on the circumstance (5347) 30,941 Views https://jrnl.ie/3450359 By Garreth MacNamee YesNoIt depends on the circumstanceVote 158 Comments Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland Share8 Tweet Email center_img BEFORE HE WENT on to become Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar launched a new campaign entitled ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’ encouraging the reporting of welfare benefit fraud by the public.As he urged communities to stand up against those who were defrauding the system, his department inferred that €500 million had been saved by people who reported suspicious activity.A debate on RTÉ’s Today With Seán O’Rourke between south Dublin Fine Gael councillor Paddy Smyth and former welfare fraud inspector Bernadette Gorman saw Gorman argue that the figure is in fact closer to €41 million.Our FactCheck today on the matter proved that the figure was incorrect.However, figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show that 19,361 reports of benefit fraud were made by members of the public in 2016.We want to know: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year. Yes (6866) Sunday 18 Jun 2017, 8:51 AM Short URL Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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La sonde Dawn prend une première image de lastéroïde Vesta

La sonde Dawn prend une première image de lastéroïde Vesta

20 September 0

first_imgLa sonde Dawn prend une première image de l’astéroïde VestaLe 4 mai dernier, la Nasa annonçait que la sonde américaine Dawn, lancée il y a trois ans, approchait de l’astéroïde géant Vesta. Aujourd’hui, l’agence spatiale américaine diffuse la première image de l’objet spatial capturée par Dawn.Prise le 3 mai dernier, lorsque la sonde se trouvait à 1,21 million de kilomètres de l’astéroïde, l’image ci-contre montre une petite perle brillante dans un ciel étoilé. Il s’agit ainsi de Vesta, qui en réalité est de taille très importante pour un astéroïde. Avec un diamètre de 530 kilomètres, c’est d’ailleurs le deuxième objet le plus massif de la ceinture d’astéroïdes. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALa sonde Dawn de l’agence spatiale américaine doit encore s’approcher de Vesta, et la Nasa espère qu’elle entrera dans son orbite le 16 juillet prochain. Cette première photographie leur permettra d’ailleurs d’affiner la navigation durant l’approche. La sonde doit commencer à collecter des données scientifiques dès le début du mois d’août à une altitude de 2.700 kilomètres par rapport à la surface de Vesta. Elle prendra des images sous plusieurs angles de l’objet pour permettre aux scientifiques de créer des cartes topographiques. Un peu plus tard, Dawn s’approchera encore plus (à 200 kilomètres seulement, toujours en orbite) pour procéder à d’autres mesures et capturer des images plus détaillées de la surface. La sonde restera ainsi en orbite autour de Vesta pendant un an. En 2015, elle devrait atteindre sa seconde destination, Cérès, un objet encore plus massif de la ceinture d’astéroïdes. Elle aura alors parcouru 5,1 milliards de kilomètres au total.L’objectif principal pour l’agence spatiale américaine est de saisir les premiers moments de la naissance du système solaire il y a 4,6 milliards d’années. Vesta et Cérès, situés entre Mars et Jupiter, pourraient en effet livrer de précieuses informations si les scientifiques parviennent à comprendre de quelle façon ils se sont formés. Le 11 mai 2011 à 17:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Star Wars SDCC highlights include new Rogue One character Grand Admiral Thrawn

Star Wars SDCC highlights include new Rogue One character Grand Admiral Thrawn

20 September 0

first_imgGreat Art of Rogue One cover of K2SO.#StarWars pic.twitter.com/Dt3V05dY2Z— The Star Wars Post (@thestarwarspost) July 22, 2016We got new details on one of the periphery characters of Rogue One. The Star Wars show had a chat with Han Solo: A Star Wars Story star Alden Ehrenreich and also dished on that fuzzy little dude from the Celebration London sizzle reel: Bistan! Check out the video below.Star Wars: Episode VIIIStar Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson announced via the official Star Wars Twitter account that principal filming has completed for Star Wars VIII. Of course there will be pickups and reshoots for the film, but for now it’s in the can and that’s really exciting! The good thing about principal photography having completed now is that there should be a lot of great info for Star Wars Celebration Orlando next year! Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all! –@rianjohnson pic.twitter.com/l4Apk0Ro4i— Star Wars (@starwars) July 22, 2016Star Wars RebelsAt Star Wars Celebration London, Star Wars Legends fan favorite character Grand Admiral Thrawn was announced as an addition to Star Wars Rebels season 3. Well today Hasbro debuted the first canon Thrawn figure and it’s amazing! He looks so cool! We also got to see an incredible AT-ACT and some killer Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures from Hot Toys! San Diego Comic Con is in full swing here in sunny Southern California and Friday hosted most of the Star Wars news. I’m here at the con with my family soaking up all of the best Star Wars news to bring to you so let’s get into the important highlights and takeaways from the first three days of the convention!Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThe fantastic display of costumes from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story featured a brand new character we haven’t seen before! His names is Two Tubes and he looks like a little like Plo Koon after his unfortunate accident. The official Star Wars Facebook posted some details on the character and he sounds pretty cool. Find out all about Two Tubes and look at some sweet photos here.One of my personal favorite aspects of the film making process for Star Wars is the ridiculous amounts of concept art the talented people at Lucasfilm produce for each film. We’ve been fortunate to get a lot of these pieces printed in big books and Rogue One’s “The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story“, was announced on Friday! This is definitely one you’re going to want to pick up if you’ve been enjoying the Rogue One costumes and props so far. Check out the cover:last_img read more

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Report: Update on Kevin Owens’ surgery and how long he will be out of…

19 September 0

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WWE star Kevin Owens revealed on Twitter yesterday that he underwent surgery on not only one knee, but both of his knees this week.Owens joked on Twitter after the surgery that they had a “2 for 1 sale” taking place.They had a 2 for 1 sale going at the surgery store! pic.twitter.com/eNe0F20CxJ— . (@FightOwensFight) October 17, 2018While at the time the severity of the injury wasn’t known, F4WOnline is reporting that Owens could be out of action until late February/March and possibly as late as April.POST Wrestling reported last week that Owens was written off television in preparation to take time off for surgery on his knee. It turns out Owens’ left knee had more damage than previously thought and that while the surgeries were described as “minor”, it will keep him out of action for longer than previously expected. Facebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte last_img read more

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Croatian goalkeeper expecting a defensive approach from Russia

18 September 0

first_imgCroatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic is expecting Russia to deploy defensive tactics against them in what he feels will be a “tough match” against the hostsFollowing their penalty shoot-out win over Denmark in the last knockout round, Zlatko Dalic’s side will now be taking on the hosts in front of the Russian supporters at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side have already performed above expectations on home soil and come into Saturday’s game on the back of having eliminated 2010 winners Spain on Sunday following a robust defensive display.And Subasic is expecting more of the same for Croatia this weekend.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“Team Russia is a difficult opponent, it is a good team with good players. They will play at home, and, naturally, fans’ support will be an additional factor of pressure on us. The Russian team is most likely to choose defensive tactics, so this is going to be a tough game. However, I hope that we manage to win,” said the 33-year-old, as quoted by TASS.“In all, Russia has demonstrated solid performance at the World Cup. They have very dangerous counter-attacks and are strong in playing as a team, that’s why I don’t want to single any of their players out,” he added.Like his counterpart Kasper Schmeichel did for Denmark,  Subasic performed superbly in Croatia’s penalty shoot-out win and saved three of the spot-kicks taken by the Danes.“On the day before the game with Denmark, we trained penalty kicks, and I managed to save many shots. The situation in a game is totally different, however, because you have to cope with all this pressure,” he said.last_img read more

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Annual Royal Bahamas Police Force Beat Retreat Heralds Christmas Season Festivity

17 September 0

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 22, 2017 – Nassau – The Annual Royal Bahamas Police Force Beat Retreat drew an appreciative audience on Sunday evening in Parliament Square, downtown.   The Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and members of his Cabinet also enjoyed the exciting parade, which every year heralds an official launch of Christmas Season festivity.(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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BSE closes points 3626 up on November 22

BSE closes points 3626 up on November 22

05 September 0

first_imgNew Delhi, November 22 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 36.26 points up to stand at 20265.31. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 3.60 points down to stand at 5995.45.Cadila Healthcare and United Spirits Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 4.58% and 4.38% along with Siemens Ltd. and Strides Arcolab with an increase of 3.71% and 3.71% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include HDIL and Indian Bank with a decrease of 3.22% and 3.10% along with UPL and Sesa Sterlite with a decrease of 2.83% and 2.79% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 144.97 points at 11,841.63, while the banking sector is down 20.08, points at 12,201.99 and the realty sector is down 9.32 points at 1,309.98.The Indian currency is down 0.01% at Rs 62.94 per dollar.last_img read more

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SBIled consortium eyes debtequity deal as Jet Airways rescue talks enter final

SBIled consortium eyes debtequity deal as Jet Airways rescue talks enter final

05 September 0

first_imgA lenders’ consortium may become the largest shareholding group in debt-laden private carrier Jet Airways even as a clarification from the airline failed to steady the shares, media reports say.Talks between the lenders and the airline have entered the final stage, sources say, indicating that the consortium may hold as much as 40 per cent of the airline’s equity.The company led by Naresh Goyal, meanwhile, issued a statement to clarify that there had been no proposal from foreign partner Etihad Airways to buy the company’s stocks at a discounted Rs 150 a share, much below the 52-week low of Rs 162.80. Media reports suggesting such a proposal on Wednesday saw the share fall 7.95 per cent to close at Rs 269. The clarification helped the share gain Rs 16.70 by Thursday noon to touch Rs 289, but remained volatile.The airline confirmed that the resolution plan was considering various options on the debt-equity mix, proportion of equity infusion by stakeholders and the consequent change in the composition of the company’s board of directors.Sources suggest that in the proposal that has reached the final stage of discussion, Etihad’s stake could go up by 2 per cent to 3 per cent. Founder chairman Goyal’s stake could possibly fall to around 24 per cent from the current 51 per cent and Etihad 24 per cent.Regarding the sticky issue of the necessity of a mandatory open offer to shareholders, sources say a restructuring of the debt-equity mix could provide a way around the issue as Goyal would cease to be classified as the promoter with the dilution of his holding. This situation would make the company eligible for an exemption as was done in the case of another private airline. Only the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), can take a decision on such an exemption, according to the source.A restructuring would involve the lenders taking a few seats on the board. Goyal may also have to guarantee to restructure of the company’s overseas bonds.Ernst & Young is yet to complete a forensic audit of the company. People in the know say the audit is not on the trail of any major criminal offence in relation to funding but may have uncovered minor diversions that need rectification.UAE national carrier Etihad had placed some stiff conditions for the bailout, including Goyal’s exit from the control and right to appoint a CEO in return for fresh capital infusion. It also sought waivers of the open offer and preferential allotment norms. These conditions were attributed to a letter Etihad CEO Tony Douglas addressed to the SBI.Jet is facing a loan repayment of Rs 1,700 crore due by March end, including Rs 1050 crore loan raised from various banks in the Middle East in 2014.last_img read more

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No Justice How A Police Officers Bullet Shattered Robbie Tolans Dreams But

02 September 0

first_img Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Cory Dixon Sharecenter_img Demonstrators in Sacramento have been protesting last week’s (March 18) fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man who was in his grandmother’s backyard. The 22-year-old was killed by two Sacramento police offers responding to a call regarding a man breaking into vehicles. The officers, who fired 20 rounds at Clark, thought a cell phone in his hand was a gun.That story – and many others like it in recent years – isn’t all that different from the story of Houston’s Robbie Tolan. The main difference – he survived.In the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve, 2008, Jeffrey Cotton, a ten-year veteran with the Bellaire Police Department, confronted Tolan and his cousin in the driveway of Tolan’s Bellaire home. Officers suspected the young men’s vehicle was stolen, and Cotton, who arrived as backup, confronted them in the darkness. Tolan’s parents emerged from their home to see what was going on.At one point, Officer Cotton pushed Tolan’s mother against a garage door. Tolan, who had laid down on the ground per officers’ orders, says he pushed up on all fours and turned around. However, the officers say Tolan stood up. Either way, Cotton fired a shot into Tolan’s chest, which went through one of his lungs and lodged in his liver. Officer Cotton stated he thought Tolan was reaching for a weapon and acted in self-defense. No weapon was found in Tolan’s possession.Tolan, who’s the son of former Major League Baseball player Bobby Tolan, had high hopes of playing in the big leagues himself someday. But the injuries from the shooting dashed those dreams.Charges of aggravated assault by a public servant were later pressed against Cotton, but a jury acquitted him in 2010. A federal lawsuit filed by the Tolan Family was thrown out several times before the U.S. Supreme Court intervened, setting a precedent regarding how judges are allowed to grant police qualified immunity. In 2015, the case was eventually settled, reportedly for $110,000.Since then, Robbie Tolan has continued living in Houston and works to support victims of police brutality. The bullet is still lodged in his liver.He tells his story in a new book, No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart. In the audio above, Tolan talks with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen about the night he was shot, his legal battle, and his activism. 00:00 /17:09 last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | March 22, 2011 Sectra Highlights Multi-Modality Breast PACS View a demonstration of Sectra’s Breast Imaging PACS (picture archiving and communication system), which was highlighted during at the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCoBC) 2011 annual meeting. The system enables a radiologist to quickly access images across all breast imaging modalities and utilize integrated reporting systems and advanced diagnostic and visualization tools within a single workstation. Regardless of modality or vendor, all breast images are automatically aligned and displayed side-by-side in the same size and dimension. Sectra’s Breast Imaging PACS is designed to help high-volume, multi-modality women’s imaging providers speed image viewing, improve workflow and create a more efficient reading environment.For more information: www.sectra.com/medical FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read morelast_img read more

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Foreignerbashing rises amid Chinas domestic woes

Foreignerbashing rises amid Chinas domestic woes

18 August 0

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Comments   Share   “Morally correct or not, the U.S. was actually engaged in an incredibly provocative act,” said Bill Bishop, a Beijing-based Internet entrepreneur.Many Chinese also resent what they consider lenient treatment for visitors when they misbehave.Last week, a Russian cellist with a Beijing symphony was caught on a widely circulated video hurling vulgarities at a Chinese woman on a train who complained about his feet on her chair. A security official is seen telling passengers to let him be because “he’s a musician.”“Many Chinese feel like foreigners have been given too much leeway in this kind of situation,” said Dali Yang, a political scientist at University of Chicago Center in Beijing.The cellist was later fired by the symphony, state media reported Tuesday.Meanwhile, CCTV has distanced itself from Yang Rui’s comments, calling them “personal actions.”He issued a statement Monday via state media explaining that the “foreign trash” in his microblog post were people like the British man in the alleged sexual assault and the Russian cellist.“I want to separate them from the silent majority in the expat communities who obey and respect our culture and society,” Yang Rui said. The government also has exchanged bellicose rhetoric with the Philippines in a standoff over remote islands while state-run newspapers have attacked the American ambassador over the U.S. involvement in the case of activist Chen Guangcheng.China’s leaders and official media frequently blame foreigners for domestic woes, tapping into a nationalism fed by steady reminders of affronts at the hands of foreigners over the past two centuries.As the country prepares for a once-a-decade leadership transition this year _ already marred by the downfall of a top leader amid a murder investigation against his wife _ the government is more sensitive than ever about foreign interference.“This is an unsettled time in China because of the political transition,” said James McGregor, a senior counselor for consulting firm APCO Worldwide.“So, I think they genuinely worry about foreigners agitating because they always turn to ‘It must be the foreigners’ fault’ when things go wrong,” said McGregor, also a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.Earlier this month, an amateur video con China’s Twitter-like sites showed a British man allegedly sexually assaulting a Chinese woman near a Beijing mall and then being beaten up by Chinese men. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology State TV broadcast the video for several days, and police said the man was apprehended.Later, Beijing authorities announced a three-month crackdown on foreigners without valid visas or work documents, illustrating its campaign with a graphic of a clenched fist. Microbloggers called the move overdue and urged police to round up foreign drug dealers.Into this waded TV personality Yang Rui, host of an English-language talk show on state CCTV, who ranted on a microblog last week that the police should arrest the “foreign hoodlums and protect innocent girls.”Yang railed against the “unemployed people from America and Europe who come to China to take our money, traffic in humans and spread heresy to encourage emigration.”He exhorted the authorities to: “Identify the foreign spies who look for Chinese women to live with and whose occupation is to collect intelligence and compile maps and GPS data for Japan, Korea and the West while pretending to be tourists.”Many observers noted that, while Beijing authorities have every right to crack down on the many foreigners living or working without proper documents, Yang’s comments smacked of racism and unnecessarily stoked anti-foreign sentiment online. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family “It did sort of feel a little bit like throwing red meat to the angry netizens and particularly felt so alarming because of the man’s job, which ostensibly is to encourage dialogue between China and the outside world,” said Jeremy Goldkorn, who runs a website that tracks the media and the Internet in China.This “paranoid fear about spies and stealing our women _ it does recall the vocabulary of racists everywhere,” Goldkorn said.China’s nationalism occasionally bubbles over into xenophobia. Scores of foreign missionaries were slaughtered in the 1900 anti-West Boxer Rebellion. Chinese youth beat up foreign diplomats during the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution.“This is a country that could be turned xenophobic very quickly, because people in school are still taught about the Opium Wars and all the unfairness that has happened in the past,” said McGregor, who called the rising nationalism “worrisome.”“China needs to be connected to the world, and foreigners have had goodwill towards China. Why would you want to squander that? It’s very short-sighted and could be quite damaging,” he said.Some foreign actions help fuel Chinese suspicions, such as when the U.S. Embassy in Beijing provided shelter to Chen Guangcheng, the blind activist who fled abusive house arrest in his rural village.center_img Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements “My post on May 16th is a wake-up call,” he wrote. “Western or Chinese, no one should be above the law.”___Follow Gillian Wong on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gillianwong Sponsored Stories ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-889-0130 ErrorOK Associated PressBEIJING (AP) – First, videos of rude foreigners went viral in Chinese cyberspace, then a Beijing police crackdown on visitors without valid visas drew fervent applause, and finally, a state TV host urged his countrymen to toss out the “foreign trash.”The latest anti-foreigner stirring in China has put the spotlight on outsiders at a time when its leaders would welcome any distraction from the slowing economy, a high-level political scandal and a blind activist’s daring flight into U.S. custody. 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Colombia to begin largescale excavation of mass grave

Colombia to begin largescale excavation of mass grave

18 August 0

first_imgBOGOTA (AP) — Colombian officials will soon begin exhumation of a mass grave that could prove to be the largest in the country’s history, authorities said Friday.The grisly work of unearthing the mass grave in Medellin, Colombia’s second-largest city, will begin on July 27 and will likely take months to complete. The bodies are believed to be the result of years of fighting among right-wing paramilitaries, leftist guerrillas and drug traffickers. Workers could discover more than 100 bodies, according to national prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Caterina Heyck, though it’s hard to know in advance what they will find.She said it could be “the largest” judicial exhumation in Colombia’s history. Officials received information on the mass burial site from demobilized paramilitary fighters.The country’s five-decade long civil war has left the landscape pockmarked with unmarked grave. In recent years, officials have exhumed thousands of bodies and attempted to return the remains to family members. Workers use DNA to match bodies with people reported missing.The government has been negotiating with the guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Havana for two and a half years to end the conflict.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility How men can have a healthy 2019 Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Parents, stop beating yourself up ErrorOK.. ErrorOK New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

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Weighing Homebuyer Optimism

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first_img March 26, 2019 1,088 Views After February’s transition from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, many potential homebuyers agree that now is a good time to buy. According to survey data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 37 percent of buyers stated that they strongly believe now is a good time to buy, up from 34 percent in Q4 2018 but down from 38 percent one year ago.The Q1 2019 NAR Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey found that just 35 percent of respondents said that now is not a good time to buy a home, compared to 37 percent in Q4 2018. Over half, 53 percent, of respondents believe that the economy is improving, a slight year over year decline from last year’s 59 percent.NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun noted what is driving this optimism.”First, inventory has been rising, so those buyers interested in making a purchase will not be limited in choices,” Yun stated. “Additionally, more stable home price trends are leading to more foot traffic at various open house gatherings.”According to Yun, those who live in the Northeast and South, those who earn $50,000 to $100,000, or those who rent are the most likely to believe home prices are due to increase in their communities.A high percentage of the Western population believes that prices increased in the past year, while—possibly for the same reason—a higher segment from the West compared to other regions say prices could fall in the next 12 months,” Yun said. “As to the broader economy, the perception is weaker and showing cracks in the Midwest.”Additionally, Yun and NAR note that, despite some misconceptions, mortgage affordability in Q1 2019 has been more favorable for would-be homebuyers than it has been in recent quarters, citing the Fed’s decision to delay a rate hike.“The Federal Reserve’s decision to refrain from any foreseeable rate hikes was beneficial to potential buyers,” Yun said. “That move directly contributed to mortgage rates declining in quarter one, which provided a second-chance opportunity to those looking to buy who were priced out last quarter.” in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination Sharecenter_img Weighing Homebuyer Optimism Buyer’s Market Buyers Homebuyers NAR sales 2019-03-26 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

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