Trump meets with chipmakers on Huawei other economic issues

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump met with executives from several of the nation’s leading chipmakers Monday and discussed restrictions his administration has imposed on the sale of components to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei (WAH’-way).Huawei is embroiled in a trade dispute between China and the U.S.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently announced his department will issue licenses to companies to sell technology to Huawei only when there is no threat to national security.The White House says the executives requested that the Commerce Department make timely decisions when it comes to equipment sales, and the president agreed. The executives also expressed optimism about the deployment of 5G systems in the U.S.Leaders from Google, Cisco, Qualcomm, Intel and Broadcom were among those in attendance.The Associated Press read more

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Countries gather at UN meeting on treaty against desertification

The 191 countries are all party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which is the only legally binding instrument at the disposal of the international community designed to tackle that issue.“The fight against desertification is fundamentally a fight against poverty,” said Hama Arba Diallo, the treaty’s Executive Secretary. Desertification is considered potentially the most threatening ecosystem change directly impacting the poor.This year’s Conference seeks to mark a further milestone on the road to achieving sustainable development and reducing rural poverty, organizers said. It takes place against the backdrop of numerous humanitarian emergencies, such as drought in Niger, which has left 2.5 million people facing acute food shortages, and in southern Europe, where the problem has triggered devastating forest fires with staggering economic costs. read more

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PPPs GS says Party manifesto will reflect the wishes of all

Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Bharrat JagdeoThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will soon launch its election manifesto, which will comprise several programmes from its 2015 manifesto aimed at further developing Guyana.This was according to the Party’s General Secretary (GS), Bharrat Jagdeo during his address to thousands of supporters who turned up a meeting at Port Mourant on Saturday.Jagdeo stated that despite the wealth of experience and competent members within the Party, the manifesto would reflect the best for all Guyana with input from all.“Get on to the Party so that we can get your ideas included, since we believe that in the programme that we will launch before the elections, your wishes and desires must be reflected and that once we put forward that programme, unlike the APNU [A Partnership for National Unity], that will be our promise to the people of Guyana to fulfil.”Commenting on Government’s ability to see into the future, Jagdeo referred to the current Administration as a government without a vision.“When we were in government, we were talking about a green sector, a low-carbon development strategy that will bring new jobs and new wealth.”This, he added, was going to upgrade the sugar and rice industries.“That is what the vision was. You know what they have reduced it now to? When a reporter asked the President (Granger) ‘How are you going to create jobs in the future,’ he said, ‘We must do things like making pepper sauce and making cook-up to sell, and making plantain chips…’ That is where we have come from; talking about a future that will create thousands of jobs and new wealth and new infrastructure and a modern country to now selling plantain chips and cook-up rice, you can’t run a country on that…”As it relates to the Corentyne, the Party leader repeated his promise to reopen the sugar estates that were closed in December of 2017.Government closed the Rose Hall and Skeldon Estates leaving only the Albion Estate functional. In fact, 1851 workers were sacked from the Skeldon Sugar Estate, 1181 from the Rose Hall Estate, 1480 from the East Demerara Sugar Estate and 251 from the Wales Sugar Estate.In Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), which had depended heavily on sugar, with the closure of two of the three sugar estates in the Region, all other sectors have been affected.“People have to earn to be able to put food on their table and send their children to school, so that is what we want to see,” the Opposition Leader stated.During his presentation, Jagdeo also addressed the no-confidence motion, which was successfully passed in the National Assembly.He explained that the Speaker of the House has already ruled on it – refusing to reverse his decision, but he allowed the court to rule on the various issues which arose.The court’s ruling will just serve as a guide for the future the Opposition Leader told his supporters.“After March 19, this Government becomes unconstitutional, illegal, illegitimate so when they come out here stop calling them Minister, President and Prime Minister after that date.They are trying to sell the sugar industry now in the few days they have remaining. We said we will not recognise any sale of the sugar industry because the Government is in a caretaker capacity,” Jagdeo added.Over 5000 PPP supporters turned up at Train Line Dam, Port Mourant, on Saturday, where they were greeted and addressed by the presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“The clock is ticking,” Jagdeo says as PPP gearing up for ElectionsJanuary 21, 2019In “latest news”Over 3000 ethnically inclusive PPP candidates to contest LGE- General SecretarySeptember 24, 2018In “latest news”LGE 2018: Large turnout for PPP in Linden as GS promises deliverance come 2020October 31, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Secrecy has become part of Justice Depts DNA damning report concludes

first_imgUpdated at 6.26pmAN INDEPENDENT REVIEW of the Department of Justice published this afternoon has found that the organisation is driven by a “closed, secretive and silo driven culture” — leading to an announcement from the ministry’s Secretary General that he is to step aside from his position.The review, published on the justice.ie website shortly before 4.30pm, was commissioned in the wake of the Guerin Report into claims of malpractice made by garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.Amongst the other top five issues highlighted by the review group were:Significant leadership and management problems.Ineffective management processes and structures to provide strong strategic oversight of the key agencies both to hold them accountable and to ensure their effectiveness is maximised.A Management Advisory Committee (MAC) that is neither sufficiently focused on key strategic priorities that impact on the Department and its key agencies nor ensuring that emerging issues with agencies or with political consequence are identified and managed proactively.Relationships with key agencies tend to be informal and unstructured without strong central management from the Department.Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald asked for the review to be carried out on the 3 June — in the wake of the report into McCabe’s claims by senior counsel Sean Guerin, which ultimately cost her predecessor, Alan Shatter, his job.Chaired by CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority, Kevin Toland, it was tasked with examining Guerin’s concerns about how the Department is run, and with assessing the effectiveness of current management structures.‘Reassigned’In a statement released shortly after the report’s publication, the Department said that Secretary General Brian Purcell had offered to be “reassigned” to elsewhere in the civil service.The Minister thanked Purcell “for his contribution to the State” over the last 28 years; he has also worked as Director General of the Irish Prison Service, and was previously with the Department of Social Protection.What did Frances Fitzgerald have to say about Brian Purcell at a press conference this afternoon? Details here> The Department “needs to transform the way in which it does its business” according to the review.It also found that the Department’s dealings with the Gardaí had influenced the way it handles other responsibilities…The culture of confidentiality in the Department’s dealings with An Garda Síochána has influenced the leadership style, management practices and relationships with other agencies.In short, it determined:The need for secrecy in particularly sensitive areas has not been restricted to those areas. It permeates much of the Department’s remit and has become part of its DNA, to the detriment of other areas that should be open.ManagementThe report identifies a raft of shortcomings in the management of the Department, including: The six person group that carried out the review, which also included former Seattle Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole, convened seven times between early June and mid-July, and met with over internal 20 staff members from the Department.Three interviews were carried out with Purcell as part of that process.It also interviewed 25 additional people, and received feedback and submissions from 30 staff. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandBrian Purcell, pictured alongside former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and former Justice Minister Alan Shatter.Key weaknessesIn the section of its report detailing what it described as “significant weaknesses” within the Department, the review group found the culture of the Department “to be closed and unnecessarily secretive (even taking into account the important and confidential nature of some of the work)“.It found that this had resulted in “an inward looking organisation with limited learning capacity and reduced openness to new ideas“.…the Review Group found that although there has been a challenging expansion of work, the overall Departmental culture has not changed or adapted to the world in which it now operates. No clear ownership of issues – A lack of responsibility and accountability.Ineffective systems and practices and a lack of co-ordination or planning to deal with issues as they arise.Poor political antennae for issues with serious potential impact.No focus on learnings or areas for improvement.These shortcomings led to a number of serious failures recently, the report concluded, particularly in the Garda Division of the Department “regarding how briefings between the Minister and senior management were handled“.The failings are summarised as follows:No one person in charge of the overall issue.No overall plan to deal with the issues as they unfolded.No recognition of the serious potential impact of the issues.Unable to see where things went wrong.Communications There is “no coherent, structured communications strategy” within the Department of Justice, the report concluded.In addition “the communications area is inadequately resourced” the panel found, and “there would appear to have been inadequate constructive relationships” with the media, which it says are……vital in a world where the pace and nature of media interactions are growing exponentially.TechnologyIn a conclusion which perhaps shines some light on why’s Martin Callinan’s letter to Alan Shatter about the taping of phonecalls at garda stations didn’t get to the Minister for two weeks, the report states:The Department has very poor document tracking and IT systems that are old and are causing inefficiency.There is a serious lack of integrated and timely data. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandMinister Fitzgerald speaks to the media this evening.The way forward…The independent review makes a number of recommendations, and says the Department should start by……focusing on changing closed and secretive cultural model to being as open and inclusive as possible considering appropriate confidentiality…It says a change in “leadership and management routines” needs to happen and that there needs to be a more “structured approach to how agencies and key relationships are managed” in order to hold them more accountable.Speaking this evening, Minister Fitzgerald said she had confidence in the current staff in her department to implement the recommendations of the report.Additional reporting Hugh O’Connell & Nicky Ryan.Read: After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald is now looking for a new secretary generalRead our full coverage of the Guerin Report and its fallout here >last_img read more

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PC Black Ops II disc contains Mass Effect 2

first_imgThousands of Call of Duty fans were standing in the freezing cold last night for the midnight launch of Black Ops II, but it seems a few were a bit disappointed when they got home.Some PC gamers installed disc one of Black Ops II and then, when it came time to insert the second disc, they got quite a nasty shock. Their PCs told them the disc they had inserted was in fact for Mass Effect 2. It is unclear how many users are affected by this, but many have taken to YouTube, the Steam Forums, and the Black Ops II forums to complain about the mess up.The games are published and developed by different companies, so they shouldn’t share any links that would allow this to happen. The most likely explanation is that the discs were produced in the same factory and someone, somewhere has put the wrong labels on them. However, there is a way around the problem. Apparently you can still download the full game directly from Steam by selecting the “+ add a game” option from the game library page and inputting the serial code from your copy of Black Ops II. Steam will then download and install it.Of course, this solution is likely little comfort for the people who queued up at midnight to get their hands on the game, but at least there is a way they can play without waiting for a disc replacement. In the meantime, we hope to see an official explanation from Activision as to why this happened and how they’re going to fix it.via Black Ops II communitylast_img read more

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Pixels pricey LTE plans surface no special treatment for Chromebook users this

first_imgIf you didn’t already think Google’s Chromebook Pixel was a status symbol that is designed to prove the theory that Chrome OS will get better in real-time and one day make the hardware worth it, the LTE version (which ships April 8th) is sure to push you in that direction. Data plans for the LTE Pixel have been uncovered and they will bash your wallet almost as cruelly as the $1450 laptop. Day rates will start at $10, but after that you’ll be treated just like any prepaid data user.When the Cr-48 was released, one of the most important features was the inclusion of Verizon Wireless 3G data. As if it wasn’t amazing enough that this free laptop was going around to create buzz for Chrome OS, to be able to access mobile data for free (or for a daily rate if you had a greater demand) was incredible. The Cr-48 program gave users 100MB per month for two years, with the ability to purchase unlimited data for $10 per day.For the first Chromebook — again, which was free — that was pretty amazing. 100MB is just enough to grab a refresh of your RSS feeds or email while you were out, and if you found yourself in a place without WiFi you could pay the extra if you wanted. Two years ago on 3G, 100MB might last you a month but on the Chromebook Pixel, that’s obviously not going to be enough. Fortunately, Verizon Wireless is here to make sure your wallet is nice and thin while you enjoy the equally svelte Pixel.The LTE version of the Chromebook Pixel starts out with the same deal as the Cr-48: you can access 100MB of Internet each month for free on LTE, or you can pay for unlimited LTE for $10 per day. Two years later, on LTE, 100MB does not get you much, but again it’s enough for short updates when you absolutely need them. The daily unlimited rate is very good as well, and would be perfect for someone who is only using LTE a few times a month.If you’d rather purchase a block of data and just use it throughout the week, there’s a few options available to you. You can pay $20 for 1GB, $35 for 3GB, or $50 for 5GB. These prices fall right in between what Verizon currently charges for contract and prepaid hotspot service, which allows you to connect other devices and use them as you wish. These prices are for a singe device, and unless Verizon Wireless is the only game in town you’ll find cheaper plans through either hotspot service built into your phone or through a dedicated line.So there you have it. If you’ve absolutely got to have LTE in your Chrombook Pixel you’ll be shelling out an extra $150 for the privilege, and then Verizon will be sure to treat you like a prepaid customer while offering you just over 2GB of free data during their two year agreement with Google. You can’t share your data, you can’t add your Chromebook Pixel to your Verizon Wireless account if you’re already a customer. I suppose if you’re ready to spend almost $1,500 on a Chrome OS laptop, you don’t mind the monthly rates as much.last_img read more

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North Korean general should be hanged in the streets not going to

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP Friday 23 Feb 2018, 6:28 PM Feb 23rd 2018, 6:28 PM 33,471 Views Kim Yong Chol pictured in 2007. Image: Ahn Young-joon/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/3869022 Short URL 23 Comments Kim Yong Chol pictured in 2007. Share24 Tweet Email Even if the heavens split in two, we cannot allow such a heinous criminal — who must be sliced to death — to be invited to the Olympics closing ceremony.Unification ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said the South Korean government was aware of widespread misgivings about Kim Yong Chol’s visit to the South, but accepted it as the “chances for improving inter-Korean ties and a peace settlement might be improved”.IvankaAt a Blue House dinner this evening with the South Korean president, Ivanka Trump — who is special advisor to her father — said she was there to “reaffirm our commitment to our maximum pressure campaign to ensure that the Korean peninsula is denuclearised”.Moon however stressed that engagement with the North had defused tensions between the neighbours.“North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympic Games has served as an opportunity for us to engage in active discussions between the two Koreas and this has led to lowering of tensions on the peninsula and an improvement in inter-Korean relations,” Moon said.“I also believe that such developments are thanks to President Trump’s strong support for inter-Korean dialogue,” he added.The president also told Ivanka Trump in a separate meeting that the US and South Korea “must seize this hard-earned opportunity” to denuclearise the Korean peninsula, Yonhap news agency quoted Moon’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan as saying.© – AFP 2018Read: US vice president had secret plan to meet the North Koreans – but they cancelled last minute >Read: US warns against falling for North Korea’s charm offensive as Kim offers olive branch to South > Image: Ahn Young-joon/PA Images North Korean general should be ‘hanged in the streets’ not going to Olympics, says S. Korean politician Kim Yong Chol is heading to the closing ceremony but is accused of war crimes. SOUTH KOREAN LAWMAKERS have protested a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution.Kim Yong Chol will head an eight-member delegation to arrive on Sunday for the Games’ closing ceremony — which will also be attended by US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, creating protocol headaches for Seoul officials.Kim is widely blamed for a spate of attacks against the South including the torpedoing nearly eight years ago of the Seoul’s Cheonan corvette, with the loss of 46 lives.Some 70 lawmakers of the conservative Liberty Korea Party staged a protest outside the presidential Blue House, urging President Moon Jae-in to scrap the visit.“Kim Yong Chol is a diabolical war criminal who attacked the South… He deserves death by hanging in the street,” the party’s parliamentary floor leader Kim Sung-tae said in a statement.last_img read more

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Comment les oiseaux ont obtenu leurs ailes

first_imgComment les oiseaux ont obtenu leurs ailesDes chercheurs canadiens se sont penchés sur l’histoire évolutive des oiseaux depuis les dinosaures, et notamment sur l’apparition de leurs ailes.Les paléontologues savent que les oiseaux ont évolué à partir d’un groupe de dinosaure appelés Maniraptoriens, il y a quelque 150 millions d’années. Toutefois, les détails de cette transition sont encore mal connus. Depuis une dizaine d’années, les découvertes, principalement en Chine, de dinosaures à plumes, dont beaucoup juste de Maniraptoriens, ont permis d’apporter de nombreuses d’informations sur ce sujet. Mais la question du passage de pattes supérieures à des ailes restait encore en suspend.Des chercheurs de l’Université McGill au Québec se sont penchés sur le problème, et publient leurs résultats dans la revue Evolution. Au cours de leurs travaux, ils ont analysé de nombreux fossiles datant de la période d’apparition des oiseaux jusqu’à quelques millions d’années après. Chez tous les dinosaures carnivores, la taille des os des membres est relativement constante par rapport à celle de leur corps. Et même si le T-rex est 5.000 fois plus gros que le plus petit des Théropodes (dinosaures carnivores), les proportions sont équivalentes.Néanmoins, les scientifiques ont trouvé qu’à partir de l’apparition des premiers oiseaux, ce ratio a commencé à changer. Les “bras” et les “jambes” ont commencé à se développer de façon très importante, un changement essentiel qui leur a permis de maîtriser le vol.AérodynamismeCar avoir des plumes ne suffit, il faut surtout des membres puissants pour pouvoir voler, comme viennent de le démontrer des chercheurs dans une autre étude. Ces travaux ont permis d’établir que le Microraptor, appartenant à un sous-groupe de Maniraptoriens, n’était peut-être pas de voler en tant que tel mais pouvait planer sur des distances allant jusqu’à 100 mètres.  D’après les scientifiques, les avant-bras des Maniraptoriens se sont développés et allongés, alors qu’après une première phase de croissance, les jambes ont, elles, diminué de taille. En effet, des jambes courtes permettent un meilleur aérodynamisme, et la plupart des oiseaux d’aujourd’hui rabattent leurs pattes sous leur corps quand ils sont en vol. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Cette combinaison gagnante a été cruciale, soulignent les chercheurs, pour survivre face à l’autre grand groupe de dinosaures volants, les ptérosaures, les fameux ptérodactyles.Succès évolutif “Notre étude suggère que les oiseaux ont subi un changement brutal dans leurs mécanismes de développement, avec le changement de taille de leurs membres” explique dans un communiqué Hans Larsson, auteur de l’étude. “Cette évolution a été fondamentale pour le succès des oiseaux, le plus diversifié des groupes de vertébrés que la Terre porte aujourd’hui”.Le Dr. Dececchi, co-auteur de l’étude, commente également ; “Ce travail, couplé à nos précédents travaux révélant que les ancêtres des oiseaux n’étaient pas des espèces arboricoles, illumine beaucoup la compréhension de l’écologie des premiers oiseaux. Comprendre d’où ils viennent, comment ils ont évolué vers ce qu’ils sont aujourd’hui, est crucial pour comprendre le monde moderne et pourquoi la planète ressemble à ce qu’elle est aujourd’hui.”Le 21 septembre 2013 à 15:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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RAW Highlights Superstars switch to the RAW brand following the Superstar Shakeup

first_img WWE posted these highlights after last night’s RAW from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Now Playing Up Next Facebook WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Now Playing Up Next Twitter Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Cesaro Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kurt Angle Pinterest Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte The American Academy Of Pediatrics Recommends Teaching Babies To Swim Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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Fires damage two homes in same neighborhood

first_imgThe Vancouver Fire Department responded to two different house fires in the same neighborhood that started within about five minutes of one-another. “We could see one from the other,” said Drew Tracy, battalion chief of the Vancouver Fire Department.Although the timing and locations of the two incidents were very close, Tracy said the two events were unrelated and were responded to separately. At 3:23 p.m. fire crews received a report of an attic fire single-family home in the 200 block of Southeast 103rd Avenue in Vancouver. The cause is still under investigation.Minutes later, fire crews took a call about a fire in the 800 block of Southeast 105th Avenue. Tracy said the cause is believed to be a wood stove, but it’s still under investigation as of Saturday night. No one was injured in either fire, though both houses were significantly damaged.last_img read more

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Port Northwest Packing reach lease deal

first_imgThe Port of Vancouver and Northwest Packing Co. have reached an agreement on a 25-year extension of the company’s lease on its fruit packing plant at the port, ending three years of sometimes tense negotiations over a new lease.The port did not disclose terms of the deal, which still requires a stamp of approval from its board of commissioners. The company’s previous lease, established in 1987, expired in 2011 but was extended by the port through the end of this year as negotiations continued. That lease included a stipulation that the port would adjust rent to fair market value upon renewal, and rent adjustment became the major sticking point between the port and the fruit packing company.Abbi Russell, the port’s communications manager, said the tentative lease covers a 10-year period with three five-year options. She said the port has been sensitive during talks to Northwest Packing’s importance in providing hundreds of jobs and bringing investment to the community. “We feel comfortable with an agreement that moves them toward a market rate in a way that works for the company,” she said. As recently as September, Northwest Packing representatives urged the port’s board of commissioners to maintain the current annual lease payment of about $150,000 as part of the 25-year contract renewal. The company faces stiff global competition and narrow profit margins and would have difficulty absorbing higher costs, said Matt Jones, president and CEO of Northwest Packing’s parent, The Neil Jones Food Co. At the time of that September commission meeting, the port said an adjustment to market rate would establish an annual lease payment of $372,021 by the company. Todd Coleman, the port’s CEO, said the port was pleased with the outcome of the long negotiations. “Northwest Packing has operated at the port for more than 40 years and provides a significant number of jobs for our community. Our goal throughout negotiations was to reach an agreement that worked for both parties, and it looks like that’s where we’ve landed,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For November 6 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, November 6, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.Election: Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Not sure where to vote? Click HERE.In The Community: The Abundant Life Christian School will be holding a Middle School Open House, from 6pm to 8pm, for families with students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 for the 2019-2020 school year.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.At The Library: Cookin’ The Books at noon. Great Graphic Novels at 2pm. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 3:30pm. World Languages Film Night at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Mah Jong at 1pm. Tai Chi at 1pm. Gentle Yoga at 2:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For November 13, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 31, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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OBITUARY William Salvi Woods Jr 51

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — William H., Woods, Jr., “Salvi”, age 51, of Lowell, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on November 15, 2018, following a courageous battle with Scleroderma.Salvi was born on March 1, 1967, in Woburn, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Billy and Sheila Woods. Salvi grew up in Wilmington, attended Wilmington Public Schools, and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1985. Always a competitor; Salvi, was an outstanding athlete for the Wilmington youth sports teams as well as the Wilmington Wildcat High School football and hockey teams.Following High School, Salvi, went on to continue his education at Merrimack College in North Andover and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While at Merrimack, he played on the football team all four years and as Captain of the team in his final year there.Salvi worked hard for his family; at the time of his death he was employed as a Senior Buyer for the Unifirst Corporation in Wilmington. Salvi enjoyed working at Unifirst; and the bond he had with his coworkers was unlike any other. They were more like family than friends. Salvi’s endearing personality, great work ethic, and excellent people skills made him one of the favorites amongst his customers & vendors as well. To say he will me missed there is grossly understated.Billy married his favorite Irish girl, Eileen McMahon on October 11, 1998 and followed by bringing two wonderful son’s Casey and Patrick into the world. Salvi loved his family with all his heart and was always very proud of “his boys”. Some of his favorite memories took place at the family cottage (the “Minnie HaHa”) on Plum Island with his family & friends and was so happy that his boys got to spend time there each summer as he did as a child. The Woods cousins were more like brothers & sisters and can be attributed to the summers spent on Plum Island and the many gatherings at 185 Wildwood Street.In his spare time, Salvi, loved playing or following all sports; whether he was golfing with his cousins, playing on several soft-ball teams with his buddies, or taking in a Patriots, Red Sox, or Bruins game he always had a great time and was the ultimate Boston sports fan.Salvi will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his infectious smile, and his gift for writing poetry. If you were lucky enough to received one of his “special” poem’s you knew he was your friend, that he cared about you and he wanted to make you smile. He loved his family and friends unconditionally; and was the epitome of loyal to the end. Salvi was truly a “great guy” who will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him.Billy was the beloved husband of Eileen M. (McMahon) Woods, devoted father of Casey and Patrick Woods all of Lowell. Cherished son of the late William H. Sr. “Billy” and Sheila (McKinney) Woods, dear brother of Mary-Alice Cavens & her late husband Joseph of Rowley, Eileen M. Woods and Daniel E. Woods both of Wilmington. Loving Uncle of Megan & Nick Manent and Erin & Max Thomas as well as many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Son-in-law of Claire and the late Jimmy McMahon, brother-in-law Kathleen & David Sullivan, James & Linda McMahon, Brian & Debbie McMahon, Kevin, Maureen and Michael McMahon. Salvi is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, November 19th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations in William’s memory may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation New England, 462 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983.William “Salvi” Woods(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Donald R. Donahue, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Raymond E. Piretti, Jr., 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Ellen Klucznik Named To Deans List At Lehigh University

first_imgBETHLEHEM, PA — Ellen Klucznik, of Wilmington, has been named to the Dean’s List at Lehigh University for the Fall 2018 semester.Dean’s List status is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.About Lehigh UniversityFor more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh’s four colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – provide opportunities to 7,000 students to discover and grow in a learning community that promotes interdisciplinary programs with real-world experience.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Lehigh University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ellen Klucznik Named To Dean’s List At Lehigh UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At MCPHSIn “Education”last_img read more

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Cardinals Face No 9 Michigan State in the ACCBig Ten Challenge on

first_img Live Stats Game Program  Print Friendly Version Louisville Game Notes CARD FILES Louisville returns home to the KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday to face Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In its last outing, UofL fell to Marquette 77-74 in overtime in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn, N.Y. last Friday. Louisville had led for most of the game and missed a shot and two tips at the end of regulation. Christen Cunningham scored a season-high 16 points and handed out three assists to lead the Cardinals. GAME 6Date: Nov. 27, 2018Time: 7:30 p.m.Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (134-21 in 9th year)Television: ESPN – Jason Benetti play-by-play; Dan Dakich, analyst; Molly McGrath, reporter.Radio: WHAS (840 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (Sirius channel 135, XM 384, Internet 972)Series History: Tied 5-5 (2-0 in Louisville, 0-3 at Michigan State, 3-2 neutral)Last Meeting: Michigan State 71, UofL 67 (Dec. 2, 2015 at East Lansing, Mich. ACC/Big Ten Challenge)Officials: Ted Valentine, Jamie Luckie, Bert SmithNext UofL Game: Dec. 1 at Seton Hall, Newark, N.J., 12:07 p.m. ET (FOX)) Michigan State, ranked No. 9 in the AP and USA Today polls, has won its last five games, including victories over UCLA (87-67) and Texas (78-68) to win the Las Vegas Invitational last week. Guard Cassius Winston was named the tournament MVP. The Spartans, who posted a 30-5 record last season while winning the Big Ten Conference regular season championship, are third in the nation in assists per game (21.2), 13th in three-point field goal percentage (65-of-152, .428) and are 14th nationally in rebounding margin (+13.2). Co-captain Joshua Langford is the Spartans’ top scorer (18.5 ppg, 19-of-40 three pointers, .475) and Kenny Goins is the top rebounder (9.0). Goins totaled five points and 13 rebounds against Louisville in 2015 in 18 minutes off the bench. A preseason All-Big Ten selection on the Bob Cousy Award Watch List, guard Cassius Winston (18.0 ppg, 7.5 apg) is sixth in the nation in assists per game (7.5) and has made 19-of-42 three-pointers (.452). Louisville and Michigan State are tied 5-5 in their series standings, with four of the matchups coming in NCAA Tournament play and three in regional finals. In the last meeting three years ago, Michigan State prevailed 71-67 over the Cardinals in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in East Lansing, Mich. (12-2-15). Damion Lee led UofL with 23 points in that game. The Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with three players averaging double figures.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 18.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.  Darius Perry ranks second on the team with 11.2 points per game, while shooting 53.8 percent from behind the line while dishing out 15 assists on the year.  Steven Enoch ranks third on the team, averaging 10.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.  Louisville has made 26 more free throws(133-of-172, .773) than its opponents have attempted(80-of-107, .748). Louisville is second in the nation in free throw attempts per field goal attempts (172/272, 63.2 percent) and is second in the nation with 30.9 percent of its points coming from free throws. UofL is 30th in the nation in free throw percentage. Nearly half of Louisville’s points this year have come from its bench (40.6 points per game). The Cardinals’ bench produced a school-record 63 bench points against Southern. UofL has won 49 straight home games in the month of November spanning the last 28 years, including a 36-0 record in the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville has a 42-6 record during the month of November over the last eight years, winning 22 of its last 26 games. Louisville’s 2019 signing class is ranked as the best in the nation by ESPN.com, third by Rivals.com and fourth by 247sports.com. All six individuals are ranked highly among the nation’s prospects, including five of the six among ESPN’s top 100. The impressive signing class includes Aidan Igiehon, David Johnson, Josh Nickelberry, Quinn Slazinski, Story Linkslast_img read more

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American Gods Explores Identity and Guns Now with Two Road Trips

first_img ‘American Gods’ Season 2 Trailer: A Divine War Is ComingNYCC 2018: The American Gods Cast Gives Us a Glimpse of Season Two Stay on target Nothing has only one identity. That was the point of last night’s episode of American Gods. America has nearly as many identities as there are people in it. As Wednesday tells Shadow, “Everyone looks at Lady Liberty and sees a different face. Even if it crumbles under question.” The same can be said of Jesus, as we learn from the episode’s opening. The Coming to America segment focuses on undocumented Mexican immigrants swimming across a river into the United States. One man (with a crucifix tattoo) is clearly nervous about swimming and nearly drowns on the way over. He’s saved by a friendly-looking long-haired man who walks on water.This is Jesus. Well, it’s a Jesus. Wednesday said a few episodes ago that there are multiple Jesuses in the world: A white Jesuit-style Jesus, a Black African Jesus, a Mexican Jesus… one for every version people believe in. This, we can guess, is Mexican Jesus. He’s not the only one here. As soon as the immigrants reach the other side of the river, they’re shot by an unidentified group of men with guns. We don’t see whether they’re official border patrol agents or a random militia. Either way, they have their own version of Jesus, though we don’t see their version in person. We just see the rosaries wrapped around their guns, and the crosshairs shaped like crucifixes. As they gun the immigrants down, Mexican Jesus sacrifices himself to save as many as he can. The bullets create the stigmata, and a passing tumbleweed leaves a crown of thorns over his head. For these new residents of the United States, their Jesus is once again a martyr.Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday (Photo via STARZ)Martyrdom is also an important element in this episode. Though we (and Shadow) are meant to think Wednesday is in Virginia to recruit another old god, he’s actually seeking a Martyr. We’ll get to that later, though. For now, their journey this episode is all about the identity of America. Specifically, in the town of Vulcan, Virginia, where America is white and worships the gun. This is where an old volcano god, named Vulcan, has carved out a new life for himself. He’s now the leader of this bullet manufacturing town. He even still has sacrifices made to him in the form of workplace accidents. (It’s cheaper to settle after the death an employee than to close down the factory and fix the safety issues. If that’s not an intentional sacrifice, what is?)The residents of Vulcan are noticeably suspicious of Shadow, always keeping an eye on him. Even when it’s clear he and Wednesday are a guest of Vulcan’s, they make sure he understands how unwelcome he is. Vulcan is even worse. As much as their America is white, suspicious of anyone who isn’t, and worships the gun, Vulcan’s America is more overtly hostile. Everything he does is to intimidate Shadow. He denies him a drink while he and Wednesday share one. He fires a gun inside his own house, knowing that in this town, no one will bat an eye. He points out the old hanging tree he keeps in his front yard. Corbin Bernsen plays Vulcan’s hostile presence incredibly well, making the god as captivating as he is terrifying.Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan (Photo via STARZ)We soon learn what Wednesday wants with Vulcan: a sword. By this point, it has become obvious to everyone that Vulcan has aligned himself with the new gods. This is what happens when an old god rebrands itself like Mr. World and Media suggested Wednesday do in last week’s episode. Instead of literal prayer, his worshipers fire bullets. Wednesday isn’t too keen on this new form of worship, but he needs his sword. After he gets it, we find out the other reason he’s dealing with this old-god-turned-new. He needs a martyr for his cause. Wednesday will tell everyone that the new gods killed Vulcan for helping him. He then cuts Vulcan’s head off, kicks him into a vat of molten lead, and curses the whole town by pissing into it. Don’t turn on Wednesday. Shadow is understandably freaked out by all this, and Ricky Whittle’s performance here is so good. He makes us feel everything going through Shadow’s head.The rest of the episode centered on the newly formed trio of Laura, Mad Sweeney and Salim. You might remember Salim from that Somewhere in America sequence with the Djinn a few episodes back. Since then, he’s been searching for the Djinn, partially to thank him for freeing him from a life he didn’t like, and partially to “know more about” him. Laura and Sweeney run into Salim when Sweeney tries to steal his cab. The three decide to travel together, as they’re all looking for gods. Sweeney wants his coin back, which means finding a god (a Jesus, it sounds like) to resurrect Laura. Laura wants Shadow back, but after he left, she thinks he doesn’t want anything to do with her.Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney, Emily Browning as Laura Moon (Photo via STARZ)Their section also deals with identity changes, but in a much less hostile way than Wednesday and Shadow’s. Mad Sweeney keeps trying to convince Laura to choose another identity for herself. To Shadow, he says, Laura is dead. That kiss from cold lips tasting of vomit and cigarettes only confirmed that to him. Still, she wants to pursue him. Kissing Shadow made her heart beat again. Now that she’s dead, she values life more than she ever did before. We know their paths will cross again, but for now, Laura needs to find a life for herself without Shadow. She needs a new identity. Sweeney is also having an identity crisis of sorts, being a leprechaun with comically bad luck. Only Salim is confident in who he is now. The Djinn gave him an identity he’s happy with. He can roam the country in his cab, not be afraid of everyone around him and pray by the side of the road when he needs to.I like this quirky road trip the show has added to the story. The book didn’t really give us this much detail on Laura’s journey, and it’s fun watching her bicker with Sweeney and find a friend in Salim. It adds a lighthearted diversion to the heavy, violent adventure Shadow is on, and allows the show a different perspective from which to tackle its philosophical questions.Pablo Schreiber as Mad Sweeney (Photo via STARZ)Last night’s episode of American Gods was captivating even without the surreal special effects of last week’s episode. (Though there were a few.) From the commanding performances of the cast to the fascinating questions about America’s identity, to the simple beauty of the American wilderness, I didn’t want this episode to end. As a fan of the book, a detour like this is admittedly a little frustrating. All of this was added, and since I desperately want to see what’s coming, any diversion like this is an unexpected delay. But if all the diversions are as good as this, it doesn’t matter. I love the fact that having read the book doesn’t automatically mean you know everything that’s going to happen. We’ll see Mr. Nancy again, eventually. 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Star Wars Battlefront adding 40player Turning Point experience

first_imgAre you spending your evenings blaster in hand playing Star Wars: Battlefront? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear EA has a new experience being added to the game as part of the free Battle of Jakku DLC. It’s called Turning Point, and it’s a 40-player battle.Arriving on December 8 (or December 1 if you pre-order), just in time to stop you being bored with the game’s existing content, Turning Point places you in the Graveyard of Giants map on the desert planet of Jakku. Rebel Alliance players are tasked with taking control of one of three checkpoints while the Empire players need to defend them. By taking a control point the Rebels can then attempt to move to further control points deeper in enemy territory.Gameplay is controlled by a timer, but that time can be extended by the Rebels if they take control of subsequent control points with the end goal being to attack the Empire’s base. Empire players must defend against the assault until time runs out.Developer DICE is promising a very challenging map with increasingly difficult control points for the Rebels to capture. As well as the usual on-foot combat, players will get to pilot airspeeders and AT-STs as well as witnessing a Super Star Destroyer crashing as the action happens. You get a glimpse of that Destroyer in the teaser trailer below.Battlefront has done quite well considering Fallout 4 just got released, but it’s going to need all the new content EA and DICE can muster, especially considering Just Cause 3 launches in less than a week.last_img read more

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Canada Jetlines signs 15 million deal with SmartLynx Airlines

first_img Posted by VANCOUVER — With its plans still in motion to become what it calls “Canada’s first true ultra-low cost carrier”, Canada Jetlines says it has entered into a subscription agreement with SmartLynx Airlines SIA for financing commitments of up to $15 million.Founded in 1992 as a private airline, SmartLynx specializes in full-service ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) aircraft lease services and is the leading ACMI provider in Europe for Airbus A320 aircraft. Jetlines says SmartLynx aircraft has been used by major airlines including Norwegian, EasyJet, Thomas Cook and TUI. In 2019, SmartLynx’s fleet will consist of 20 Airbus aircrafts, flying routes in Europe and Asia.“This financing transaction with SmartLynx provides further validation of the Jetlines business plan and the need for a true ultra-low cost carrier in Canada,” says Mark Morabito, Executive Chairman of Jetlines. “This also provides endorsement from a seasoned European airline that flies aircraft for some of the most successful ultra-low cost carrier airlines in the world. We look forward to working with the SmartLynx group as we continue to build out the business plan in preparation for launch.”More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaJavier Suarez, CEO of Jetlines added: “In addition to the great value added by the investment SmartLynx is making in Jetlines, having them as our partner brings in a good number of synergies that will translate into significant long-term operational savings. SmartLynx reputation and broad network will help Jetlines accomplish our near-term goals.”Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx says expansion of SmartLynx’s operations into new markets is a strategic long-term priority for the company, “and the Canadian market is among those we have been looking at for several years. We are excited about the opportunity for partnership with Jetlines – not only through SmartLynx’s investment but also through SmartLynx’s ability to contribute our years of experience in airline operations, aircraft leases, maintenance operations and other matters to help Jetlines succeed. The SmartLynx team believes in the ULCC model in Canada and hopes that it can play a part in bringing cheaper air travel to Canadians.”As part of the deal SmartLynx will provide ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) services to Jetlines Operations for eight winter seasons, allowing Jetlines to increase its capacity in the market during the busy Canadian winter season.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemIn addition, SmartLynx and the Company will enter into a two-year agreement that will provide Jetlines with services and certain proprietary software meant to support Jetlines during the early stage of their operations.SmartLynx also gets the right to appoint a single Board member to the Company and Jetlines Operations, rights to participate on Board committees, arrangements regarding the review of aircraft leases and the grant of a pro-rata right to SmartLynx to participate in future financings.The deal is expected to close on or before Dec. 24, 2018.Canada Jetlines has said it’s aiming for a 2019 launch. The would-be carrier says it wants to offer nonstop service from Canadian gateways to the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean on an A320 fleet. Earlier this month the ULCC said it had signed a new partnership with Quebec’s Saint-Hubert airport, with an eye to that airport serving as its Montreal base. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Canada Jetlines signs $15 million deal with SmartLynx Airlines Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Canada Jetlines, SmartLynxlast_img read more

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AP source US Cuba to announce plan to open embassies

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 Since the late 1970s, the United States and Cuba have operated diplomatic missions called interests sections in each other’s capitals. The missions are technically under the protection of Switzerland, and do not enjoy the same status as full embassies.While the opening of embassies marks a major milestone in the thaw between the U.S. and Cuba, significant issues remain as the countries look to normalize relations. Among them: talks on human rights; demands for compensation for confiscated American properties in Havana and damages to Cuba from the embargo; and possible cooperation on law enforcement, including the touchy topic of U.S. fugitives sheltering in Havana.Obama also wants Congress to repeal the economic embargo on Cuba, though he faces resistance from Republicans and some Democrats. Those opposed to normalizing relations with Cuba say Obama is prematurely rewarding a regime that engages in serious human rights abuses.The president also will face strong opposition in Congress to spending any taxpayer dollars on building or refurbishing an embassy in Havana. Congress would have to approve any administration request to spend money on an embassy.Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said in a statement that opening a U.S. embassy in Cuba “will do nothing to help the Cuban people and is just another trivial attempt for President Obama to go legacy shopping.” Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the opening of embassies was part of the administration’s “common sense approach to Cuba.” However, he called for Cuba to recognize that it is out of step with the international community on human rights.“Arrests and detentions of dissidents must cease and genuine political pluralism is long overdue,” Cardin said in a statement.Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met in April during a regional summit, marking the first time U.S. and Cuban leaders have met in person since 1958.For Obama, the embassy announcements come amid what the White House sees as one of the strongest stretches of his second term. He scored major legislative and legal victories last week, with Congress giving him fast-track authority for an Asia-Pacific free trade deal and the Supreme Court upholding a key provision of his health care law.The court also ruled in favor of gay marriage nationwide, an outcome Obama supported.__Follow Julie Pace at http://twitter.com/jpaceDCCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said.The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies following the historic December announcement that they would move to restore ties after a half-century of animosity. The U.S. embassy in Havana is expected to open in July. For Obama, ending the U.S. freeze with Cuba is central to his foreign policy legacy as he nears the end of his presidency. Obama has long touted the value of direct engagement with global foes and has argued that the U.S. embargo on the communist island just 90 miles south of Florida was ineffective.The official insisted on anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter ahead of the president.The White House said Obama will deliver a statement on Cuba from the Rose Garden on Wednesday morning. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is in Vienna for nuclear negotiations with Iran, is also expected to speak about the embassy openings.Kerry has said previously that he would travel to Cuba for an embassy opening.Cuba’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday evening that it would meet with U.S. Interests Section chief Jeffrey DeLaurentis on Wednesday morning to receive a message from President Obama about reopening embassies.The U.S. cut off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 after Fidel Castro’s revolution. The U.S. spent decades trying to either actively overthrow the Cuban government or isolate the island, including toughening the economic embargo first imposed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories last_img read more

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and then you can go to the Settings tab and click on the Download a copy of your Facebook data option From that you will be given the option of Start My Archive which will organise everything that Facebook knows about you into one easily downloadable package Credit: FacebookThey might ask you for your logins and your email so that they can send the big fat data file your way as any of us with a significant time on Facebook (especially those who signed up a decade or more ago) will require an email with attachment to deal with the file size Many have been outraged by the sheer amount of information that Facebook knows about them and their reaction to the scandal has been widely criticised – particularly for the way data held on 50 million Americans was used without permission in the build-up to the 2016 Presidential election The potential tracking of private calls and messages has caused particular concern to many usersCredit: PAIn a wide-ranging statement the company said: "You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging peoples call and SMS (text) history without their permission This is not the case"Call and text history logging is part of an opt-in feature for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about and provides you with a better experience across Facebook"When you sign up for Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android or log into Messenger on an Android device you are given the option to continuously upload your contacts as well as your call and text history"Facebooks chief executive Mark Zuckerberg Credit: PAThe statement continued: "For Messenger you can either turn it on choose learn more or not now On Facebook Lite the options are to turn it on or skip If you chose to turn this feature on we will begin to continuously log this information which can be downloaded at any time using the Download Your Information tool"So they do have the info of course because we 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