Toronto cop who shot teen appears in court for attempt to obstruct

first_imgTORONTO – The case of a Toronto police officer found guilty of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a teen on a streetcar and now charged with attempting to obstruct justice and perjury will return to court next month.Const. James Forcillo appeared in court Friday and is set to appear by video link on Jan. 12 to schedule a bail hearing on the charges, which were laid last week.Even if he is granted bail on those charges, however, Forcillo would remain in custody to serve his sentence in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.The officer had been out on bail living under house arrest as he appealed his conviction, but his bail was revoked in November after he was charged for breaching his bail conditions.Forcillo was sentenced to six years in prison last year for his role in the shooting, an incident that set off a wave of public outrage after video of what happened went viral.He has since asked the appeal court to substitute a not-guilty verdict or order a new trial in his case.He is also seeking a declaration that the mandatory minimum sentence for attempted murder is unconstitutional, and wants to be granted a suspended sentence. Barring that, he wants his sentence reduced to the minimum five years.last_img read more

Broadcasters arent succumbing to Netflix era

PASADENA, Calif. — Streaming services like Netflix may be the cool kids taking over television, but broadcast networks aren’t throwing in the towel just yet.A new generation of leadership at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox is emphasizing their advantage in creating a communal experience for viewers. And they hope that the sheer volume of material that Netflix produces may provide an opening for creators who don’t want their shows to get lost.The networks’ very survival may depend on new approaches, much of them involving live material.David Bauder And Lynn Elber, The Associated Press read more

DPR Korea facing worst food crisis since late 1990s UN

“Millions of vulnerable North Koreans are at risk of slipping towards precarious hunger levels,” Jean-Pierre de Margerie, Country Director for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) tolda news conference in Beijing today.“The last time hunger was so deep and so widespread in parts of the country was in the late 1990s,” he added.A three-week Rapid Food Security Assessment (RFSA), conducted jointly by WFP and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in June, found that food production in DPRK has sharply dropped alongside declining food imports.The drop in production, due to flooding in August 2007 and successive poor harvests, combined with high prices for staple foods have led to the largest food gap since 2001. Covering 53 counties in eight provinces, the study was the most comprehensive assessment on food and nutrition conducted in DPRK since 2004. Among the key findings are that food availability, accessibility and utilization have deteriorated sharply since 2007, and that close to three quarters of households have reduced their food intake.In addition, more malnourished and ill children are being admitted to hospitals and institutions, and diarrhoea caused by increased consumption of wild foods was one of the leading causes of malnutrition among children under the age of five.Compounding the situation is the surge in food prices. Rice now costs almost three times more than a year ago, and maize has quadrupled.“We’ve found that many more people are now scavenging for wild foods which provide little nourishment and are difficult to digest. Food assistance to reach the hungry is urgently needed,” said Mr. de Margerie.WFP has urgently expanded food distributions to reach 6.4 million – from the current 1.2 million it was already assisting – of the country’s 23 million people. It is also planning a new $500 million operation to target the most vulnerable women, children and elderly people in eight of the country’s ten provinces. The two remaining provinces, Chagang and North Phyongan, will be covered by a parallel food aid operation run by United States non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 30 July 2008A new United Nations assessment has found that millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are experiencing the worst food crisis in almost a decade, owing to successive poor harvests coupled with soaring food prices. read more

SLMC and TNA discuss 13A

Among the constitutional reforms to be proposed by the PSC are changes to the 13th Amendment to the constitution. (Colombo Gazette) The TNA has meanwhile indicated it may not name representatives to the opposition side for the PSC. The SLMC is not part of the government side appointed to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) which has been tasked to formulate proposals on constitutional reforms. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have had talks on the 13th Amendment to the constitution, an SLMC spokesman said.The talks were held last night with the participation of delegations led by TNA leader R. Sampanthan and SLMC leader Minister Rauf Hakeem. read more

UN announces 125 million plan to help vulnerable Afghans this winter

An estimated 1.7 million people, including 1.3 million in rural areas, will need assistance during the cold season, spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told the press in Kabul. Food needs are expected to be covered, but “we have a shortfall of non-food-items,” including blankets, plastic sheeting, tents, stoves, coal, door frames and other house repair materials, he said. In assessing who faces the greatest risk during winter, attention focused on those who will be isolated due to snow or other seasonal physical obstacles, returnees and internally displaced people, and the urban homeless. “In other words, the poorest of the poor,” Mr. de Almeida e Silva said.Meanwhile, amid reports of attacks on schools in parts of Afghanistan, the spokesman reported on an instance “not of destruction but of construction” involving a UN project to rebuild the Qala-i-Now Girls High School in Badghis province.”The demand for education in the province was so great that students began to occupy the building while construction was only 80 per cent complete,” he said. The school will accommodate 1,200 pupils in the area. read more

Record turnout as national lecture series turns 10

The Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series marked its 10th event of sharing industry insight by bringing together a record crowd to learn between the grape vines.Grape growers and wine industry professionals rang in the 10th instalment of the series in the heart of Ontario wine country on Aug. 3 and 4, and in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley on Aug. 8 and 9. More than 200 people attended over the four days, making this one of the most successful years for the series since it began in 2004.Organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), this year’s instalment featured Stefano Poni, Professor of Viticulture and Chair of the Instituto of Frutti-Viticoltura of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza, Italy.Bringing an international speaker of his calibre to the lecture series is an important part of CCOVI’s mandate to support the grape and wine industry in Canada, said Director Debbie Inglis. “Stefano shared a wealth of knowledge about canopy management strategies taking place at home and abroad,” she said. “Hosting an international viticulture expert in key winemaking regions in Ontario and British Columbia allows our growers and winemakers to collaboratively discuss strategies to further advance and grow the industry on a national level.”Poni said he was honoured to be selected as the featured speaker, as the event provided a unique opportunity for industry professionals from different regions to learn from each other.“It was a great opportunity to assess if our research work, carried out on a somewhat different climatic area in Italy, could also be beneficial to Canadian viticulture,” Poni explained. “It was also a learning experience in terms of topics specific to the environment, such as the emphasis on cold winter injury here in Canada.”He met with more than 100 industry professionals from across the region at four vineyards near Niagara-on-the-Lake on the first day of the series, discussing the impacts of vine spacing, canopy density and leaf removal on overall crop development. The next day, Poni summarized the discussions held during the vineyard tours in a public lecture at Brock’s Pond Inlet.After his stop in Ontario, Poni headed to British Columbia for the second leg of the series. He met with more than 100 growers and members of the wine industry at four different sites, including a research vineyard and organically grown site. Although his public lecture the next day had similarities to the discussion held in Ontario, Poni catered his talk to the specific climate and growing conditions on the West Coast.He said it was important to tailor his discussions to the different regions and provide specific solutions to specific cases, instead of following a ‘rule of thumb’ approach.“Applying sound physiological principles is a winning approach to viticulture issues pertaining to quite different viticulture districts,” he said.To ensure the national lecture series continues to be held in two key wine-producing regions, BASF Canada, a company that provides crop protection products, again stepped in to sponsor and support the event.“BASF is pleased to be able to continue our support of the Triggs Lecture Series through its 10th anniversary and to be able to give the series its national scope,” said Scott Hodgins, Crop Manager for Horticulture, Professional and Specialty Solutions at BASF Canada. “As Dr. Poni shared with our grower customers who attended, canopy management is a key factor in producing the high-quality grapes that go into excellent Canadian wines, and I believe he introduced some new ideas that will further develop our industry.”Donald Triggs, the industry leader who co-founded the lecture series with his wife Elaine Triggs through a generous endowment, is pleased with the event’s continued success.He credits the hard work of CCOVI and Brock University in providing this valuable learning opportunity and building working partnerships that help advance the industry. “We need support to continue to develop the real potential of our wine industry and the technical resources that these institutions provide are very valuable to achieving that,” he said.For anyone unable to attend, the Ontario public lecture and presentation slides are now available online. read more

Ohio State readying to welcome Hawaii after quick turnaround

Coach Urban Meyer and members of OSU football team before a game against Virginia Tech on September 7 in Blacksburg, Virginia. OSU won 42-24. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter returning to campus at around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning after beating Virginia Tech 42-24, Ohio State has the task of a very short turnaround to its next game.“It’s real difficult right now,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Guys are still sore, banged up. That was a tough game.”Now with the Labor Day challenge against the Hokies in the win column, the Buckeyes (1-0) are set to welcome the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-0) for OSU’s home opener.Despite Saturday’s game marking the first-ever meeting between the two programs, Meyer said that the Hawaii game was not mentioned once until the Virginia Tech one came to a close. The coach described the preparation for Virginia Tech as a “Super Bowl-type atmosphere” and prepared for the game like there is “no tomorrow.”Potentially putting the Buckeyes at a further lack of preparation for Saturday’s game is the fact that Meyer and his coaching staff were not allowed to hold a practice until Wednesday, just three days before the game.“We appealed to the NCAA to let us meet with them yesterday and all that, and they said no, so those are all things probably before you schedule a Monday night game we should ask those questions because we’re way behind,” Meyer said.The coach further added that Wednesday’s practice was an abbreviated one because players were still tired from playing two nights before.However, Meyer said that he “feels great” about the team being fresh enough to play as well against the Rainbow Warriors as it did against the Hokies, crediting the depth that OSU has at just about every position as a reason for confidence.Previously for HawaiiDespite being outgained by 71 total yards, the Rainbow Warriors held off Colorado at Aloha Stadium 28-20 on Thursday night.Senior quarterback Max Wittek completed 19 of 38 passes with three touchdowns and two interceptions, while Columbus native Paul Harris led the way on the ground. The junior rushed for 68 yards on 17 attempts.The offensive highlight of the game for Hawaii came from a 79-yard connection from Wittek to junior receiver Marcus Kemp in the middle of the second quarter to put Hawaii up 15-7 at the time.Senior defensive lineman Luke Shawley starred on defense for Hawaii, racking up 14 tackles, including 1.5 sacks.Joining the partyWhen OSU topped Virginia Tech on Monday, it did so without the benefit of four major players. Those four will be back on the gridiron against the Rainbow Warriors on Saturday.Redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, junior H-back Dontre Wilson, redshirt senior receiver Corey Smith and junior defensive end Joey Bosa were all suspended for the opener due to violations of athletic department policies.Marshall, Wilson and Smith are poised to bolster an offense that already crushed Virginia Tech to the tune of 572 total yards and a school-record 10.2 yards per play.Bosa, a 2014 unanimous Associated Press All-American, should force the opposing offensive line to return to its usual double-teaming of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native, which sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan said could enable the rest of the defense to run wild.“Joey is one of the best, if not the best, player in the nation,” McMillan said. “Having him back on the field with us, even though we had guys step up last week, having him back on the field will be fun.”Awards and recordsWith the Virginia Tech game approaching, there was plenty of doubt about how Braxton Miller, a former quarterback turned H-Back, could contribute turn right out of the gate.The redshirt senior quickly put those doubts to rest, putting up not only a strong game but an award-winning one.Miller, after catching two passes for 78 yards and rushing six times for 62 yards, with a touchdown doing both, was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week for the fourth time in his career.Additionally, the Huber Heights, Ohio, native’s 54-yard receiving touchdown early in the third quarter tied Art Schlichter’s school record for career touchdowns responsible for with 85, while his 53-yard run later in the quarter set the new mark.Up nextAfter the 3:30 p.m. game against Hawaii on Saturday, the Buckeyes are scheduled to continue their three-game non-conference homestand against Northern Illinois. Kickoff is again set for 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at Ohio Stadium. read more

Royal IHC readies new mining cutter suction dredger for Kenmares Moma mine

first_imgRoyal IHC says it has launched a mining cutter suction dredger (CSD) for Kenmare Resources’ Moma titanium mine in Mozambique.The launch occurred on May 20, with the naming ceremony taking place on May 24. During the ceremony, held at IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, the vessel was named JULIA.The new custom-built dredger will operate at Kenmare’s Wet Concentrator Plant C project at Moma, according to IHC. It is the third dredger in Kenmare’s operation that was designed and built by IHC.The design of JULIA was based on the success of the first two IHC dredgers in Kenmare’s fleet, MARY-ANN and CATARINA. IHC used the more than 10 years of operational experience the two vessels have had at Moma, plus its extensive knowledge of dredging technology, to update and improve the latest vessel, it said.“Among the improvements are an increased cutter power and monitor pump power, both to ensure a high production performance of the dredger at Moma,” IHC said. JULIA is expected to operate at 600 t/h with the potential to be upgraded to 1,500 t/h in the future.The vessel will be finalised and tested at IHC’s yard in Kinderdijk, before disassembly for transportation to Mozambique, where production is expected to start before the end of 2019, IHC said.Royal IHC’s Managing Director of Mining & Tunnelling, Hans Greve, said: “We are very proud to celebrate the latest result of our long relationship with Kenmare with the delivery of the CSD JULIA. This vessel is the result of our close collaboration and sets a new benchmark for the mining industry.”Kenmare Chief Operations Officer, Ben Baxter, added: “Kenmare is one of the world’s leading titanium feedstock producers and the addition of the Julia dredger will contribute to the company’s strategy of increasing production by more than 20% from 2021. Through the collaborative design and build process between Kenmare and Royal IHC, this best-in-class, bespoke dredger will deliver additional tonnage, while reducing unit costs.”last_img read more

Mastermyne to buy coal mine cavity fill specialist Wilson Mining Services

first_imgMastermyne Group Ltd has announced that it has signed a conditional acquisition agreement for the purchase of all the shares of Wilson Mining Services Pty Ltd (WMS) for an upfront consideration of A$7.6 million, represented by the WMS’s net tangible asset value. The consideration is to be paid as A$3.8 million cash and the balance issued as ordinary shares in Mastermyne. The consideration may also be supplemented by further cash payments, contingent on performance of WMS over the proceeding three year period.WMS have 25 years experience supporting the Australian underground coal industry and are renowned for the supply and installation of cavity fill and strata consolidation phenolic foams, polyurethane chemicals and ventilation control devices. WMS are the Australian and New Zealand exclusive distributor of Weber Mining products including the industry leading products of Rocsil, Fenoflex and Marithan range.Mastermyne CEO, Tony Caruso said: “WMS is a highly specialised underground business that has a niche service offering predominately in the longwall ground consolidation area. This business pioneered the introduction of phenolic cavity fill and injection products which has greatly improved the safety and productivity of longwalls in Australia. WMS and Mastermyne have a long history of working together to provide chemical injection and installation support to the Australian underground coal sector and the acquisition of WMS fits well with our growth strategy of providing niche, value adding underground services to our existing clients. WMS’s highly valued services are a smart bolt-on which complements and enhances the Mastermyne suite of services, all of which are essential for the continuation of underground longwall and mining operations.”The WMS acquisition is anticipated to generate incremental annual revenues of approximately A$30 million, at an EBITDA margin in the range of 10-14%. This level of contribution over a three year period would infer an acquisition EBITDA multiple of 3.3-4.0 times the total acquisition cost (including upfront and contingent considerations). The cash component of the acquisition will be funded from Mastermyne’s available cash.The transaction is expected to be completed by late-August 2019, subject to satisfaction of conditions.last_img read more

IVIC MATCH WINNER Kielce beat Wisla after penaltyshotout

Filip Ivic is a hero of PGE Vive Kielce! The 27-years old Croatian goalkeeper saved three 7-meters shot in penalty-shotout after regular 60 minutes of the “Holly war” against Orlen Wisla Plock 33:30 (30:30).  The Polish derby ended withouth winners. buit the rule is that there is no draw, so both teams got some points, Kielce 2, Wisla 1.PGE VIVE Kielce – Orlen Wisła Płock 30:30 (15:15), k. 3:0PGE VIVE: Ivić, Cupara – Aguinagalde 3, Jachlewski 1, Janc 5, Lijewski 2, Jurkiewicz 1, Kulesz 5, Moryto 3, Mamić 1, Cindrić 4, Fernandez 2, Karalek 1Orlen Wisła: Morawski, Borbely – Daszek 8, Krajewski, Racotea 1, Moya 3, Zdrahala, Obradović 2, Góralski, Piechowski, Tarabochia 1, Mihić 3, De Toledo 2, Sulić 4, Gębala 4, Mlakar 1STANDING: 4.Azoty-Pulawy2012116589:50939 1.Vive Kielce2120100779:54762 6.Kwidzyn209218491:51132 14.Arka Gdynia2010019501:6583 2.Wisla Plock2116212637:48053 3.Zabrze2014213566:49447 9.Wybrzeze Gdansk2070211509:55823 11.Kalisz2060113511:55019 7.Chrobry Glogow20100010520:52030 10.Zaglebie2071012498:55223 12.Szczecin2050015502:57715 13.Stal Mielec2030116509:62510 5.Gwardia Opole2012017558:56537 8.Piotrkowianin Piotrkow209119544:56830 ← Previous Story ISRAEL 2018/2019: Dramatic handball Friday Next Story → Swiss team beat Germany in front of 11.500 fans in Dusseldorf read more

Brazilian girls win Olympic tickets for Tokyo 2020

brazil handballhandball in Tokyo 2020 Brazil have joined France and Japan at Women’s Olympic tournament in Tokyo 2020.Amorim, Arenhart and Co. beat Argentina 30:21 (12:12) at the final of the PanAmerican Handball tournament in Lima, which was qualifying for the Olympic Games next year in Japan.Amorim and Fachinello netted five goals each, while on the other side Karsten scored four.Argentina will play at Olympic qualification tournament.Cuba won third place by beating United States 24:23. ← Previous Story ROAD TO TOKYO 2020: Who will take first Olympic ticket in Lima? Next Story → SL Benfica with Ristovski, Toft Hansen, Djordjic and Nyokas looking for the first title since 2008 read more

Antonio Garcia Robledo to join HBC Nantes

2014-2016SC Pick Szeged 2012-2014PSG 2011-2012CB Ademar León 2003-2011BM Granollers 2017→ FC Barcelona Lassa Antonio Garcia Robledo 2017-2018CSM București Antonio Garcia Robledo is the new player of HBC Nantes.The 35-years old Spanish back-line player will join the new team in order to help them to stay competitive with PSG Handball and Montpellier Handball in the race for the best in French handball.Robledo is coming from the Spanish BM Granollers.“We wanted to complete the workforce on the rear base this summer, but we had to find a versatile player. Also, we did not want to rush. When the opportunity to bring Antonio came, we did not hesitate. Beyond the quality he will bring to the base, his experience will be very valuable in a rejuvenated workforce this year. He knows the French championship, the European Cup, several players of the collective and also the coach. In short, it has many assets that will allow it to integrate quickly. I thank the BM Granollers club and its leaders who made this transfer feasible, said HBC Nantes president, Gaël Pelletier, writes Nantes lost two important players in the back-line this summer, Claire and Lagarde.Robledo won the gold medal at World Championship 2013 in Barcelona.Robledo’s career: 2018-BM Granollers 2016-2017KIF Kolding København ← Previous Story PORTUGAL: Sporting beat Benfica in local derby! Next Story → Johan Sjostrand is target of BSV Bjerringbro Silkeborg? read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgINNOVATIONThere have been warnings for Irish internet users after a security breach that could have seen 1.2 billion passwords hacked.BuzzFeed has secured a $50 million investment valuing the company at $850 million.PARTING SHOT Source: ABC News/YouTubeIn what is surely a nightmare scenario for reluctant thrillseekers, a Washington rollercoaster got stuck for five hours leaving 24 people hanging 75 feet off the ground. Updated 10.56 pmNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Two people cover up a dinghy at the East Down Yacht Club after a rescue operation saved competitors in a race. Source: PA Wire/Press Association ImagesTwo directors of the now defunct Anglo Irish Bank have been charged over an alleged €8 million fraud. A major rescue operation at a sailing competition in Strangford Lough, Co Down has finished with all 97 people rescued.Plans to carry out test drilling for gas in Fermanagh have been blocked.Irish Water says that comparing their costs to established UK utilities is unfair.Train strikes planned for the days of GAA finals ‘will go ahead’.The Israeli Deputy Ambassador has said that a ‘small minority’ of Irish protesters are an ‘ignorant, anti-Semitic mob’.The controversial Dáil “tuck shop” is to reopen as a gift shop selling Oireachtas merchandise.Meteor customers are being warned about a text scam.A Lebanese man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers is to be deported from the US.INTERNATIONAL Andrew Douglas and five-year-old Grace Carruthers launch the Glasgow International Piping Festival. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images#ISLAMIC STATE: The US has begun urgently shipping arms and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces fighting Jihadists.#UKRAINE: Over 100 inmates escaped from a Donetsk prison after it was hit by shelling.#US: There was looting and rioting in a suburb of St. Louis after an unarmed young black man was shot dead by police.#UK: A man who impersonated a Premier League footballer has been charged with running up a bar bill using illegal credit card details.last_img read more

Awardwinning novel by Greek author Makis Tsitas translated into English

first_imgMore readers around the world will now have the chance to enjoy Makis Tsitas’ award-winning novel ‘God Is My Witness’, thanks to Aiora Press which has released the novel in English.Awarded the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014, ‘God Is My Witness’ is the first novel by a contemporary author to be included in the prestigious series Modern Greek Classics, which features works by authors including Cavafy, Papadiamantis, Vizyinos, Seferis, Elytis, and Ritsos among others.The novel is set on the eve of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and Chrysovalantis – a chronically unsuccessful but enthusiastic employee of the publishing industry – has lost his job, yet again. He begins a vitriolic monologue, taking aim at his many persecutors, from cruel bosses to opportunistic women to embarrassing, crippling illnesses.An ageing relic of a bygone era, hounded by the challenges of a fast-changing city, the protagonist nonetheless sees the irony of his plight. Vice-ridden yet God-fearing, family-loving yet swindled even by his own sisters, this repentant anti-hero will set his record straight once and for all, and God is his witness.READ MORE: Professor Michael Scott believes that by studying the ancient Greeks we learn more about ourselvesThe translation joins the 10 other translations of Tsitas’ work, which have been highly regarded by readers and critics alike.Born in Giannitsa, Greece in 1971, Tsitas majored in journalism and worked for several radio stations in Thessaloniki. Since 1994 he has lived in Athens where he works in publishing. Since 2012 he has been directing, a website on books and culture. He has also published three books for adults, and 22 for children.Some of his works have also been staged and directed by Roula Pateraki, Ersi Vasilikioti, Sophia Karagianni, Taru Makela, and Alexandru Mazgareanu, and his lyrics set to music by Giorgos Stavrianos, Takis Soukas, and Tatiana Zografou.In addition to the EU Prize for Literature, ‘God Is My Witness’ received honours by the Municipalities of Athens, Pella, and Edessa, the Central Public Library of Edessa, as well as the Region of Central Macedonia.MORE: Dimitris Troaditis to present free lecture on radical anarchist ideas in Greece Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

16yearold Greek Australian gets shot inside his home

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Sixteen-year-old Greek Australian Alex Gatis, is recovering in hospital after being shot twice inside his Lockleys home about 9.30am on Monday.The teenage boy was in the front bedroom of his Malurus Ave home when he was shot twice in what police believe was a targeted attack by a gunman who remains on the run.The bullets pierced Alex’s chest and abdomen. His 21-year-old brother called for help as the gunman, who was dressed in black, fled the scene heading west.Alex was taken in a critical condition to Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is now in a stable condition. Police said they believe there was an incident at the house just hours before the shooting.Alex’s parents are overseas in Greece and are understood to be trying to get a last-minute flight home to see their son. They were able to see the crime scene live through home security cameras linked to their mobile phones.READ MORE: Darwin shooting victim Michael Sisois lost his sister due to gun violence in VictoriaOne of Alex’s uncles, Jim Gatis, told local press that his nephew had “never been involved in anything bad”.“Other than that the police haven’t told us anything yet. His parents are trying to a flight back as we speak. They are in shock,” Mr Gatis said.An unnamed source who went to school with the victim at Lockleys North told Neos Kosmos that “he was a really good boy, very quiet and very polite and courageous with everyone – teachers and fellow students.”READ MORE: ‘I am alive!’ says Greek Australian mum saved after transplant surgeryDetective Chief Inspector Tony Ransom said police believed the incident was not random. “We believe that the persons at the house knew their attacker.”last_img read more

Facebook offre une prime aux chasseurs de failles

first_imgFacebook offre une prime aux chasseurs de “failles”Vendredi, le réseau social a annoncé qu’il offrirait des primes de 500 dollars ou plus aux informaticiens qui identifieraient des failles de sécurité dans ses pages. Il y a quelques jours, une faille de sécurité était détectée sur les vidéos de Facebook. Celle-ci permettrait d’accéder à des données normalement enregistrées comme “privées”. Mais si la faille a rapidement été corrigée, ce n’était pas la première fois que le réseau social était confronté à un tel problème. Ainsi, Facebook a désormais décidé de lancer la chasse aux bugs d’une manière plutôt originale. À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planèteVendredi, il a annoncé qu’il offrirait une prime de 500 dollars ou plus à tout informaticien qui révèlerait une faille de sécurité dans ses pages. “Les premiers à révéler de façon responsable” une faille qui pourrait “compromettre l’intégrité ou la confidentialité des données des utilisateurs de Facebook” auront droit à une prime de 500 dollars. “Notre équipe de sécurité évaluera chaque faille (identifiée) pour déterminer si elle répond aux critères” donnant droit à récompense, pouvait-on ainsi lire sur le blog de Facebook. Le mois dernier, la firme de Mark Zuckerberg avait déjà embauché un pirate informatique, George Hotz également connu sous le nom de “GeoHot” et qui a été poursuivi par Sony pour avoir piraté la Playstation 3, rappelle l’AFP. Néanmoins, on ne sait pas vraiment aujourd’hui quelles sont les responsabilités confiées par Facebook au pirate. Le 30 juillet 2011 à 15:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Weather Eye Hang on clear dry weather is on its way

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at I think the weather forecast is simple. Rain today and Wednesday. Then partial clearing and mostly sunny Thursday through Monday. Highs will migrate into the mid-50s and I wouldn’t be surprised that when east winds begin, it will be 60 degrees or better along the coast. Even in the mountains it will be in the 50s.High pressure nosing northward from California will bring mild springlike weather to us for an extended time. Spring fever, anyone?But first, today and Wednesday it’ll be gray and damp. I expect between one half-inch and 1 inch of rain here in the urban areas before skies clear. Our foothill weather observers may see upward of 2 inches.The clouds came in and out but many observed the lunar eclipse Sunday evening. I watched it and it was spectacular. The moon didn’t get a true blood red but was close to it. I saw many great photographs on social media. The next one is in 2021.So as we clear and dry out later this week we watch the eastern half of the nation chill in the deep freeze with tons of snow. The Great Lakes have plenty of ice with temperatures well below zero.Meanwhile, we wait for an annual tease of the white stuff in the air. The remainder of January looks fairly mellow and if any cold air is to reach us it would have to be in the first half of February. For snow lovers time is running out.last_img read more

Koeman on Holland defeat I am really angry now

first_imgNetherlands coach Ronald Koeman was left fuming over his side’s costly mistakes following their 2-1 defeat to FranceA Kylian Mbappe first-half opener was cancelled out by Ryan Babel after the break for Holland.But Olivier Giroud muscled past Virgil van Dijk and produced a superb volley from Benjamin Mendy’s cross to seal France their fifth successive victory over the Dutch.“‘You play against France and do not expect you to be in charge of the field for ninety minutes but the dangerous moments also came from our mistakes. That’s what it’s about. I am really angry now,” said Koeman, according to Football-Oranje.“Fortunately, we have some colour on our face. We have not only worked hard and hard, but also the way we have played. After the break, we were better and France had to return.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“But at a number of crucial moments it was not good on our part. The 2-1 of France was painful and unnecessary. That is not allowed, it has nothing to do with quality.”But there were some aspects of the performance that the former Everton boss was happy with.“I think we are on the right track. We have shown that in large parts of the match,” he said.“But we also need to improve things, certain moments are punished.”last_img read more

Zimbio Expands Portfolio With Lonny Magazine Acquisition

first_imgLonny is a three-year-old online-only magazine that offers an interactive digital edition, frequent blog posts and can get as many as 30 million page views per issue, and 200,000 unique visitors per month, according to USA Today. Mamone says the title was launched after Conde Nast shuttered Domino in 2009, which had a total paid and verified circulation of 1.12 million in just the first half of 2008. “One of our favorites in the shelter category was Domino and some of that team had peeled off and started Lonny (after Domino shuttered),” says Mamone. “We’ve been following Lonny the last few years and we kept referencing back to Lonny when we were talking about the shelter category and what we would do with home decor. We had this interest in them all along—we’ve launched titles from scratch, like StyleBistro, which has been very successful for us. When you launch something from scratch you have no momentum so we thought it would be powerful for us as a company to go a different route with acquiring their company, brand and team.”The Lonny team will be maintained—one of the reasons Zimbio was attracted to the publication is because of its editorial staff, mission and vision. The New York-based Lonny was looking for a corporate transaction and strategic partner and Zimbio, which recently opened an East Coast office, was looking for a heighted presence in New York City. A Zimbio investor had mentioned Lonny was interested in a strategic partnership, and from there the deal took a total of two months to complete.“We both got excited about it and it happened pretty quickly,” says Mamone. Individuals can currently buy printed copies of Lonny by request, and Mamone says it is “possible” that the company could launch the title into the medium as a regular printed publication. For now, however, the focus is on expanding through other mediums.“Print isn’t the main focus for us, its on digital distribution,” says Mamone. “We look at Lonny and see an amazing editorial product with a keen eye for design. We’re not planning to change the editorial product much at all. We want to power it up with enhanced technology and increased distribution. We’ve built a proprietary publishing system and content management system, and we’ll be enabling the team with that technology. We want to bring Lonny to the iPad, onto more mobile platforms and bring them into 2012. We think if we can expose it to more people they’ll love it.”There isn’t a strategy in place as of right now, or launch date, for when Lonny will come to the iPad, the Apple Newsstand or to mobile devices. Eventually, says Mamone, there will be a push to get on all devices. “We just think technology needs to be updated and distribution needs to be expanded so more people can read the magazine,” he says. “As you gain audience, the business looks a lot stronger.” Zimbio Inc., parent company of and, has a network that reaches an audience of more than 30 million global monthly readers across the fashion, beauty, celebrity and entertainment industries. The company will now be expanding into the interior design market with the acquisition of the home decor publication Lonny magazine.“Zimbio focuses on lifestyle media categories,” says Tony Mamone, CEO of Zimbio. “We were looking to expand into additional categories and the shelter or home decor category looked really appealing to us. There is a general lack of accessible, yet inspiring home decor coverage. There’s a lot of high-end coverage, there are some emerging brands covering lower-end DIY stuff, but there’s not a lot of stuff in the middle. We see this as a big opportunity.”Terms of the deal, says Mamone, will not be released.last_img read more

House Could Prove Hurdle to Approving CR Budget Cap Agreement

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Even with the momentum spurred by the two-year budget deal reached in the Senate Wednesday, Congress still needs to pass a continuing resolution (CR) by midnight to avoid the second partial government shutdown in three weeks. The Senate is expected to vote first on the plan that would lift the discretionary caps on defense and domestic spending by a total of $296 billion in fiscal 2018 and 2019, clearing it Thursday afternoon or evening, reported the Washington Post. The package also would include a CR and host of other provisions, including $89 billion in disaster relief and a suspension of the nation’s debt limit through March 1, 2019. The House then would have just hours to clear the measure before the midnight deadline.While passage is all but certain in the Senate, it’s not 100 percent clear where the votes will come from to put the bill over the top in the House. Opposition to the budget agreement from fiscal conservatives over the huge spending increases for domestic accounts means approval likely will require some level of Democratic support. But Democrats are unhappy the package fails to address President Trump’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program next month. At press time, it appeared that while Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a contingent of Democrats would oppose the budget deal unless they are able to secure a guaranteed vote on immigration legislation, some members of the party would back the legislation.Photo by the Architect of the Capitollast_img read more