CESC to give guidelines to consumers on electrical safety

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first_imgKolkata: CESC will soon give guidelines to nearly 3.5 million of its consumers on electrical safety. A CESC spokesperson said the monsoon usually is the worst time from the point of view of electrical dangers. The company has therefore drawn up a list of dos and don’ts.The users have been advised not to touch electrical switches and appliances with wet hands. Using mobile phones while charging is also a dangerous practice. During heavy rains and lightning, it is safer to switch off electrical appliances and unplug them from the wall socket. Everybody has been advised to avoid touching dangling conductors or wires. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOut of home, citizens have been advised to avoid close proximity to electrical poles, stray wires or electrical distribution boxes during rains. It is equally dangerous to touch loose/bare wires and electrical equipment out of home. Some of the electrical fires at the workplace are caused when people forget to switch off ACs or other electrical equipment when not in use. For any emergency in CESC areas, citizens have been advised to call 1912/18605001912/44031912.last_img read more

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Dr Dre loses trademark claim against Dr Drai

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first_imgDr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai.Dre, the rap mogul and record producer whose real name is Andre Young, opposed the trademark application of Dr. Draion M. Burch, a Pittsburgh gynecologist who styles himself “America’s OBGYN.”Burch, whose website advertises that he’s a sex expert and media personality, is known professionally as “Doctor Drai” — a shortened version of his first name — and in 2015 he sought trademark protection for it.Dre objected, arguing that because Drai’s media appearances and speaking events take place in a “non-medical setting,” they constitute entertainment. His lawyers told a panel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that consumers were likely to mix up Dre and Drai, whose names are pronounced the same way even though they’re spelled differently.The trademark panel rejected that argument, saying in its May 3 decision that Drai’s “entertainment and educational motivational speaking services, which are specifically limited in content to osteopathic medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, are a subject matter which is obviously far removed from music.”Dre’s lawyers also argued that Burch’s use of Dr. Drai “implied a false suggestion of a connection” between the two.But the gynecologist said he applied for the trademark simply because “that’s my name.”Drai testified that he didn’t want to be associated with Dre because “it’s a bad reflection on me as a doctor,” according to the trademark panel’s decision.The rap mogul’s lawyer, James Weinberger, declined comment about the decision Thursday, including whether he would appeal.Dre is an original member of rap group N.W.A who released his debut solo album, “The Chronic,” in 1992. He’s also the co-founder of headphone maker Beats Electronics, which Apple acquired in 2014 for more than $3 billion.Drai frequently appears on TV and radio, travels the lecture circuit and blogs on his website. His books include “20 Things You May Not Know About the Penis” and “20 Things You May Not Know About the Vagina.”“His nickname all his life has been Drai, and he’s a medical doctor,” said his lawyer, Andrea Evans. “What you notice about doctors who cross over into having a brand, they typically go by their first name. Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drai.”last_img read more

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RBC cuts 5year fixed mortgage rate other banks expected to follow

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first_imgTORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada has lowered its posted five-year fixed rate by 15 basis points from 3.89 per cent to 3.74 per cent.Mortgage rate comparison website founder Robert McLister says RBC is the first of the Big Six banks to cut its advertised five-year fixed rate after a fall in five-year bond yields.McLister adds that he expects other big banks to follow suit in the coming days.When asked what prompted the rate drop, an RBC spokesperson said a number of factors have impacted the Toronto-based bank’s cost of funds.RBC says that includes the rate the bank pays in the wholesale market, increasing regulatory costs and market volatility.McLister says now that market volatility has subsided, the bank’s competitors have started undercutting big banks which puts pressure on them to act. Companies in this story: (TSX:RY)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron Visit Morocco June 14

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Rabat – Newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron will pay a two-day work and friendship visit to Moroccan on Wednesday following an invitation by King Mohammed VI.The French president will be accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Macron, during the two-day visit scheduled to begin on Wednesday 14, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of the Royal House, Protocol and Chancellery.The king invited Macron to visit with the intent of strengthening the long-standing relation between Morocco and France, as well as consolidating the “bilateral relations based on the strong partnership” between the two countries. The statement adds that King Mohammed VI “will have official conversations with His illustrious host” during this visit that is expected “to consolidate the multidimensional links between the two countries.” read more

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Maithripala says there can be only one leader

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He said the party now needs to decide if it wants to move forward or leave room for splits. Sirisena said that since he has been given the leadership of the SLFP he is keen to work with the party and take it forward. President Maithripala Sirisena says a country can have only one leader and not two leaders.Speaking to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members in Nuwara Eliya today, the President also insisted that he had no grudge with anyone in the SLFP. He also said that if anyone in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) proposes that they contest the Parliament election without the SLFP then that will be seen as a betrayal to the SLFP. (Colombo Gazette) The President noted that history has shown what a split in the SLFP has done to the party.“If anyone attempts to split this party you will be able to see who is making that attempt,” Sirisena said. read more

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FCID records statement from Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara

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The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) recorded a statement from Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara Jayamaha today.The statement was recorded over a complaint he had made in 2016 over alleged financial fraud said to have been committed by the former Government when purchasing two ships. The Deputy Minister was questioned for over an hour by the FCID.He later told reporters that he gave details with regards to the alleged fraud to the FCID. (Colombo Gazette)

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PosiShell® helping to accelerate the return after the Fort McMurray fires

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first_imgPosi-Shell containing toxins from becoming airborne in Canada fire wreckage. LSC Environmental Products, a manufacturer of premier spray applied environmental coatings, is assisting with the massive re-entry effort in the aftermath of the devastating fires around the Canadian oil sands of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. The fires, which have levelled countless acres of forest, have also destroyed more than 2,400 homes and displaced thousands of families in the close knit community of Fort McMurray.Posi-Shell, LSC’s flagship product, is being applied by a local Canadian contractor to help prevent ash and toxic particles from becoming airborne or washing into waterways. Posi-Shell is a patented blend of clay binders, reinforcing fibres and polymers that when mixed with water, produce a spray-applied mortar that dries in the form of a thin durable stucco. LSC’s products have been used in other major clean-up efforts and are sought after for their efficacy, environmental sensitivity, and easy removal as long-term cleanup plans are implemented, the company says. LSC is a global manufacturer of premier products and equipment designed to address the persistent environmental challenges of erosion, odour, land reclamation, waste cover, seeding, and dust.last_img read more

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Womens EHF EURO 2014 Groups DanishNorwegian clash in Debrecen

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Here are the groups for the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 in Croatia and Hungary (December 7 – 21).Group A (Gyor): Hungary, Spain, Russia, PolandGroup B (Debrecen): Norway, Denmark, Romania, UkraineGroup C (Varazdin): Sweden, Germany, Croatia, the NetherlandsGroup D (Osijek): Montenegro, France, Serbia, SlovakiaThe two hosts, Hungary and Croatia, had the right before the draw to determine one team per group. This meant that Hungary had already been placed in Group A, Denmark in Group B, Croatia in Group C, and Slovakia in Group D.The preliminary round will be played in the Hungarian cities of Györ (Group A) and Debrecen (Group B) and the Croatian cities of Varazdin (Group C) and Osijek (Group D). The main round will take place in Debrecen and the Croatian capital, Zagreb. For the finals the event will move to Budapest. ← Previous Story “MUST SEE” FOR GOALKEEPERS: Makarska’s fourth GK camp with new standards! Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2014: Barca to defend trophy with two Qatari teams in the group read more

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Over 15000 people are being given back their medical cards

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first_imgTHOUSANDS OF DISCRETIONARY medical cards will be restored to those who have a serious medical conditions and lost them during an eligibility review by the HSE.The decision was taken by the government today during its weekly Cabinet meeting following a recommendation from Health Minister James Reilly.The decision will cover the period from 1 July 2011 to 31 May 2014 and will see the HSE write to those who lost their cards during that period to say their eligibility is being reinstated.Up to 15,305 people are set to have their cards restored after the government accepted that the review produced “unintended consequences” where people with serious medical conditions had their cards revoked by the HSE.The HSE said in a statement that it will cost around €13 million to restore the cards with this money coming from the central government fund.The breakdown of cards that are expected to be restored include 7,118 people who will move from a GP visit card back to a medical card; a total of 5,288 will have their medical cards restored; and some 2,899 will have their GP visit cards restored.Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Reilly said that the whole process should be completed within a three-week period and said those impacted don’t have to do anything.“They’ll get a note to say their card has been reinstated,” he said.Reilly said “nobody in government” was happy that people were losing their medical cards and apologised for any upset caused to people.Today’s decision comes in addition to the establishment of an expert panel by the HSE to advice on the circumstances under which a person with a medical condition could qualify for a medical card for the first time.Up until now medical cards have been given out on the basis of financial need as distinct from medical condition.The statement from the Department of Health said today: “In recent weeks the Government decided to take remedial action to repair the unintended consequences and also decided to formulate a new policy whereby eligibility for health services can take account of medical conditions, in addition to the existing basis of financial means.”Read: Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated ‘within weeks’HSE boss: We never asked parents to prove children still had lifelong conditionslast_img read more

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Chromebook and Chrometop owners may get a free 100GB Google Drive upgrade

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When Google finally launched Google Drive, it seemed like the perfect companion for Chromebooks%displayPrice% at %seller% and Chrometops. And now it looks like Google may be getting ready to hand over 100GB of free Drive space to Chrome OS hardware buyers.Comments spotted in the Chromium OS source code revealed the promotion, posted under the title “alternative GDrive promotion for the File Manager.” Drive support was added to the Chrome OS stable channel last month, and perhaps Google has decided that it’s time for a push. The company hasn’t confirmed the offer yet, saying only that they’re always looking at ways to “enhance the user experience.”100GB of free cloud storage would certainly enhance the Chrome OS experience. Chromebooks and Chrometops don’t offer much in the way of internal storage — that’s by design, of course, because they’re running what amounts to a bootable web browser. That extra cloud space comes in handy when your device is always connected but only has 8 or 16GB of internal storage.There may be a catch, however. Based on a deeper look at the code, the Google Drive upgrade may only be offered with a new Chromebook or Chrometop purchase, with the offer appearing as part of the out-of-the-box experience. If you’ve already purchased a Chrome OS device, you may not be entitled to the upgrade. A 100GB is quite reasonably priced at $5 per month, but it would be nice to see early adopters rewarded, too.Until the code gets pushed to one of the official Chrome OS builds and Google flips the switch, there’s no way to be certain what its plans are. If you log in to your device one morning and find yourself staring at a promo offering the Google Drive upgrade, you’ll know you’re eligible!More at GigaOM read more

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iPad 5 vs iPad 4 leaked casing size comparison

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first_imgLast week the alleged new iPad 5 front panel leaked, and it looked distinctively smaller than the iPad 4 while retaining the same display size. The rear casing also leaked, and now the video below has been compiled to offer up a casing size comparison to show off where Apple has managed to make savings.The rumors that Apple is bringing the 5th generation iPad in line with the design of the iPad mini look to be true. The volume control has been split in two to make it more like the iPad mini. The speakers have also been upgraded to look more like the smaller tablet.The iPad 5 is also slightly thinner, but the biggest and most noticeable change has to be how wide it is. The display size is still 9.7-inches, but the frame has been made thinner so the tablet is now just 17cm wide. The iPad 4 is 18.5cm wide. If you have average-sized hands, according to the video that means you can comfortably grab and hold the iPad 5 with one hand. It’s also sure to be lighter.There may be a downside to this redesign, though, and that comes in the form of battery life. A smaller unit means less room for batteries. It seems unlikely Apple would want to move too far away from the current iPad’s 10 hour battery life, but they may have to. Unless enough savings have been made in the power draw and component size and layout, the iPad 5 could be forced to carry a slightly smaller battery inside.We’ve still got a while to wait for the new iPad to be unveiled. Apple’s focus at the moment is on September 10 and the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launches. After that, all thoughts will turn to the iPad refresh.last_img read more

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Ancient Greek music today

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A lecture on Ancient Greek Music in the modern world was held in Brisbane last week presented by the Asia Minor Greek Historical Society Inc, in conjunction with the Greek Orthodox Community of St George Cultural Committee. Dr Alfred Vincent, Former Lecturer for Modern Greek Studies at the University of Sydney and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete, spoke about how in ancient times, as now, Greece was a land of music. The Greeks sang and played instruments at religious festivals, social gatherings, in the theatre, and to accompany everyday activities. The Kalomana Lecture is held each year in honour of Maria Tsolakas for her selfless devotion to Asia Minor refugees.last_img

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Les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 mars

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first_imgLes 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 marsUne naissance dans un cercueil, des briques de Lego cachant un fabuleux trésor, et des gorilles qui déjouent les pièges des trappeurs. Voici votre concentré d’actualités scientifiques pour ce 26 mars. – L’Italie médiévale n’était manifestement pas de tout repos. Une nouvelle étude menée sur les restes d’une femme découverte enterrée avec son fœtus révèlent que celle-ci aurait partiellement donné naissance dans le cercueil après sa mort. Un trou percé dans son crâne laisse supposer que la trépanation aurait été utilisée pour apaiser une potentielle hypertension artérielle.- Un meilleur bacon grâce aux automobiles, c’est la promesse des chercheurs de l’université de Reading. Grâce à un filtre utilisé dans l’industrie automobile, les scientifiques espèrent parvenir à réduire le taux de carcinogènes présent dans la fumée servant à parfumer le bacon. Une gourmandise à consommer tout de même avec modération.- Les pigeons sont aussi des jardiniers. C’est ce que révèle une étude israélienne décrivant le rôle clé qu’on joué ces oiseaux dans la fertilisation des sols du Neguev, au sud du pays. Leurs excréments auraient permis d’améliorer le rendement agricole de la région.- Des chutes de neige orange font parler d’elles en Europe. Pourtant les images des montagnes de Russie couvertes de poudreuse couleur crème n’ont rien de mystérieux. De fines particules de sable en provenance du Sahara soulevées par les vents se sont mêlées aux flocons avant de retomber sur le sol, donnant lieu à ce fascinant spectacle.- Les Navajos ont la ferme intention de défendre leur culture. En Arizona, la Navajo Star School se donne pour mission de transmettre les valeurs et les traditions de la culture Navajo aux enfants depuis la maternelle jusqu’au collège. Alimentée par 300 panneaux solaires, l’école met l’accent sur le respect de la planète, une notion centrale chez les Navajos.À lire aussiBCPO, route solaire et oiseaux, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 22 août- Une fabuleuse chasse au trésor moderne. C’est la nouvelle quête proposée par l’artiste américain Andy Bauch. Il ne tient aux internautes qu’à décrypter le code caché derrière ses créations constituées d’arrangements complexes en LEGO pour décrocher un butin de pas moins de 8.000€ en Bitcoin. – Le CNES lance un concours de dessin. Afin de fêter l’arrivée de la sonde Hayabusa2près del’astéroïde Ryugu, le Centre National d’Études Spatiales, mais également les agences spatiales allemande et japonaise ont lancé un concours de dessin pour toutes les catégories d’âge. Les participants ont jusqu’au 30 avril pour soumettre leurs créations.- Une bonne nouvelle pour les gorilles. Les jeunes primates de l’un des parcs nationaux du Rwanda ont été observés en train de démonter les pièges d’un trappeur. Une compétence qu’ils semblent avoir acquise par eux-mêmes et dont les scientifiques espèrent qu’ils se la transmettront mutuellement.Le 26 mars 2018 à 11:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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US raises Hong Kong travel warning over growing civil unrest

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first_imgPeople watch the dots of laser pointers move across buildings in front of the Hong Kong Space Museum during a flash mob staged to denounce the authorities` claim that laser pointers were offensive weapons in Hong Kong, China on 7 August. Photo: ReutersThe United States raised its travel warning for Hong Kong, urging travellers to exercise increased caution in the Chinese territory due to what it termed civil unrest after months of sometimes violent street protests.The protests in the Asian financial hub began with opposition to a now-suspended extradition law and have evolved into a direct challenge to the government and calls for full democracy.”The protests and confrontations have spilled over into neighbourhoods other than those where the police have permitted marches or rallies,” said the advisory, which was posted on the US consulate general Hong Kong and Macau’s website on Wednesday.”These demonstrations, which can take place with little or no notice, are likely to continue,” it said. The advisory was raised to level two on a four-point scale.Australia also warned its travellers in an updated advisory on Wednesday.The protests pose the biggest popular challenge to Chinese president Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012. Xi is also grappling with a debilitating trade war with the United States and a slowing economy.Hong Kong is facing its worst crisis since it returned to China from British rule in 1997 because of the protests, the head of China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office said on Wednesday.More protests are planned across the city this weekend, starting on Friday with demonstrators planning to rally at the city’s international airport.last_img

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Valued at 1 Billion One Championship Seeks Global Knockout with Martial Arts

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first_imgFrom fight club to Facebook-emulator is the ambitious journey being embarked upon by mixed martial arts organizer, One Championship. Helping the company to become a major media player is a recent investment by blue chip financier Sequoia Capital.The company was started less than seven years ago as an organizer of fortnightly martial arts contests that it streams, televises and promotes vigorously. Today its fights are broadcast in 136 countries, and annual revenues of $100 million are imminent. The Sequoia-led, series D, funding round implies a valuation in excess of $1 billion.While founder Chatri Sityodtong, founder chairman and CEO, and vice chairman Saurabh Mittal, are both muscular, grapple practitioners, as well as martial arts fans, the company is far more than a fanboy convention. Instead, it was born thanks to brains as well as brawn, and from ambitious calculations about Asian culture, new tech, and the nature of media content. ×What’s Wrong with WestworldVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpBebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale00:47 twitter facebook reddit linkedin Linkhttps://variety.com/2018/digital/news/billion-dollar-valuation-for-one-championship-as-media-empire-1202803047/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0002:1902:19More Videos00:47Bebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale12:43HollyShorts Film Festival Easterseals panel06:41How ‘Blinded by the Light’ Got Bruce Springsteen’s Approval – Variety Studio Sundance 201905:25Storm Reid and David Oyelowo on the Shocking Opening of ‘Don’t Let Go’ – Variety Studio Sundance 201902:55Emmys: Why Your Favorite Shows Aren’t Nominated23:28Jonathan Groff & Maggie Gyllenhaal – Full Actors on Actors VideoClose “There is no difference between Facebook’s business model and ours,” says Sityodtong. “In the first few years, all that Facebook cared about was users. Eventually, when their user base was huge, they could go to advertisers. We care about fans. (Eventually) we will go to broadcasters and advertisers.”“Reach versus monetization is a trade-off. We have had the benefit of our capital and now investors who see the world our way. We aim to create the purity of engagement, get scale, then monetize at scale,” says Mittal. And he argues that in an era of media fragmentation, desperate free-to-air broadcasters will keep coming back for the allure of a live sports property with ratings that are typically 1 to 2 points, but can go as high as 50.The executives turn a bit hazy when asked about the financial end game. An IPO could be on the cards, but then again they could simply keep expanding.“We started in MMA, and have already scaled across into Thai kickboxing, submission grappling, and other striking arts,” says Sityodtong “Once you capture an audience there are so many brand applications possible: gyms, protein shakes, video games, esports, or franchising.”POPULAR ON VARIETY:center_img Sityodtong’s conversation is peppered with comparisons and metrics from NFL, Formula One and even Victoria’s Secret runway shows. “We have become as big as Formula One as a sports property,” he says, and has the figures to prove his point. In April, he and some of his fighters held their heads high at APOS, the upscale convention of Asia’s top TV executives.“Every region in the world had several multi-billion-dollar sports properties but there was nothing on a pan-Asian basis,” Sityodtong says. “Landlocked broadcasters are paying $7 billion a year for a single-country sports property,” he says referencing American Football’s NFL, which has a valuation of $85 billion.“Asia has had martial arts for 5,000 years and there is a variant in every country. It is part of Asian history, society and values. So why not try to get 4 billion people behind a sports property that is genuinely authentic in its locale, celebrates values, and which creates heroes, who are local heroes on a global stage.”Part of One Championship’s success may be down to simplicity. “The reason that soccer is the only truly global sport are that its rules are so simple, it can be played by the poorest or the richest people, there are no class or race barriers, or for boys and girls. Martial arts are the same. If I put two guys together, you don’t need to know martial arts to know who won or lost. Everyone gets it.”That is true of other contests too. But Asian values of respect, humility and family values are elements that Sityodtong uses to differentiate One Championship, from Western fight formats, (such as Endeavor’s Ultimate Fighting Championship) which he says are nastier. “They are promoting violence, hatred, blood sport, controversy, and swearing to sell PPV. We are not selling fights. We are building heroes and telling life stories,” says Sityodtong.From a business perspective, One Championship sees itself as a growth stage company, still favoring engagement over pumped-up media revenues. But with the whole world as its potential target.last_img read more

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Federal court denies Trump administrations trans military ban again

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first_imgA federal court in Seattle denied yet another attempt by the Trump administration to implement a ban on transgender troops in the United States military. One of the largest LGBT+ legal nonprofit organisations will sue Trump over transgender military banTrump sued twice in a day over trans military banThis new TV ad demands Donald Trump drop his trans military banRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/federal-court-denies-trump-administrations-trans-military-ban-again/ GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘Being transgender has no impact on my ability to perform my duties. I’m grateful that the court to date has recognized the value in our service, and I look forward to the day when we can put this argument behind us and focus on what’s really important– the accomplishment of our mission, and the welfare of our service members.’Anything else?Back in April, a federal judge in the state of Washington also rejected the implementation of the ban.‘The District Court’s rulings have been consistent and unequivocal: the ban on transgender military service is discrimination, no matter how it’s phrased and no matter the myriad ways the administration has tried to cloak its intent,’ OutServe-SLDN Legal Director Peter Perkowski said.‘The administration has failed to come up with any post hoc rationale for the president’s ill-conceived tweets of last July that justifies their blatant discriminatory nature, and we are confident it never will.’The American Medical Association (AMA) has also come out to say there is ‘no medically valid reason’ for banning transgender people from serving in the United States military.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img What happened?On Friday, 15 June, a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, and joined by Washington State blocked the enforcement of the ban. The latest version of this ban would have barred trans people from enlisting in the military starting January 2018.In the lawsuit, Lambda Legal and OutServe represented nine individual plaintiffs—six of whom are currently serving in the armed forces, and three who wish to enlist. The lawsuit also included three organizational plaintiffs: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Seattle-based Gender Justice League, and the American Military Partner Association (AMPA). The latter group joined the lawsuit on behalf of their trans members harmed by the ban.Reactions‘Yet again, the Trump Administration has tried to implement and expedite discrimination, and yet again, the court has said no,’ said Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Peter Renn.‘You would think the administration would get tired of all the losing, and more importantly, would read the writing on the wall and abandon this discriminatory and harmful scheme to prevent brave and qualified transgender people from serving their country.’‘Tomorrow, I will put on the uniform of U.S. Army and do my duty, as I did today and yesterday, and have done for more than 13 years,’ said Staff Sergeant Cathrine (Katie) Schmid. A federal court has yet again denied Trump’s ban on trans troops in the military eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

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first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Tuesday May 7. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 23:21End of live reporting22:42M6 Toll Road18:38Delays in Brindley Ford A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brindley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 17:46Smallthorne delays Heavy traffic on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts). 17:26Werrington slowSlow traffic on A520 Leek Road at A52 Cellarhead Road (Cellarhead Cross Roads). In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights are in effect. 17:26Police use ‘decoy’ farm equipment to lure in Staffordshire Moorlands thieves (Image: Staffordshire Police)Police officers in the Staffordshire Moorlands are ramping up their fight against thieves who target remote farm buildings and agricultural equipment.Local officers covering swathes of the Moorlands have already been using decoy equipment to lure in would-be criminals in hotspot areas across the county.Staffordshire Police say officers successfully deployed their ‘sting’ by placing equipment on a decoy quad-bike that led to the conviction of jailing of three men.Full story.17:25M6 Slip road closure16:45Delays on the A500Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Northbound between A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is five minutes. 16:19M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and M6 (Stafford Services). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. Stafford Services is located between J14 and J15. 15:48One lane closed on the M6 in CheshireOne lane closed due to accident on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of three) is closed. 15:10Chell Street delaysA5272 Chell Street busy but moving at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). 14:58Accident on A34Reports of accident on A34 Newcastle Road near Lymevale Road. Traffic is coping well.Reported to be not too far from Aldi.13:23Two lanes shut due to accident on M6Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). In the roadworks area.Lanes two and three (of three) is closed.12:41Deal done! Carol and Kevin Shanahan are the new owners of Port ValeCarol and Kevin Shanahan have bought Port Vale from Norman Smurthwaite. More here. 11:54″It was very scary” – taxi driver says he helped deliver fugitive Joseph McCann to policeMore here.09:14Accident reported on A53Reports of A53 Etruria Road in both directions partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident at B5369 Basford Park Road (Basford Bank).Affecting traffic between Newcastle and Hanley.09:08Broken down vehicle closed lane on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to J13 A449 (Stafford South).Lane one (oh three) is closed.09:02Up to 39 jobs to be axed at Stoke-on-Trent College as 103 workers told to reapply for their roles Affected staff received the bombshell news this morning. 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