Statement MLA Expense Claims

first_img In the days following the issuance of my February Report, my office has received additional information concerning some of the transactions identified in my report related to MLA expense claims. This led us to conduct some preliminary fact-finding. As a result, I have decided to conduct an investigation into certain transactions. I will report on my findings to the Speaker, in due course. Meanwhile, I cannot discuss the specifics of the investigation, nor provide information about the conduct of the investigation, or the individual members involved, until such time as the investigation has been completed. -30- The following is a statement issued today, Feb. 12, by Auditor General Jacques Lapointe.last_img

Gatineau residents in good spirits as rising flood waters persist

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. – Lise Veillette and her husband Jean-Pierre Subercaze lost one car and a few of their belongings before finally deciding Monday to leave their home near the Gatineau River.Flood waters on their street were rising relentlessly and the military was stepping up sandbagging operations in the community.But in typical Canadian fashion, Veillette sounded optimistic as she was brought to shore in an aluminum fishing boat with just a few belongings stuffed into two suitcases, a large grey cooler, a backpack and a couple of black briefcases.“At least you get to know your neighbours,” she said as she stepped out of the boat at the crest of what is now her submerged road, aided by neighbours and people who spontaneously showed up to help out.Veillette and Subercaze live in an upper apartment on a street about 100 metres away from the normal shoreline, she said.Watching water slowly seep into the apartment below hers since the previous Tuesday, Veillette said she was horrified, but decided to stay put, expecting the flood to recede.But the water kept coming, and coming. And by Monday, after being told by local authorities that the electricity was being shut off, she and Subercaze had had enough.“No water, and no electricity? No, we can’t do that,” Veillette said.“So we decided to leave.”Local residents had set up a makeshift ferry system, using boats and trucks to get supplies to those who chose to stay in their homes, and to help others leave.Higher up the road, dozens of Canadian Forces personnel aided local residents and volunteers as they continued to fill sandbags at a frantic pace, loading them onto tractors and high-riser trucks for delivery to the desperate homeowners in the flood zone.As a cold drizzle turned to wet snow, even small children were lending a hand. Using garden utensil shovels, three toddlers painstakingly moved back and forth from a sandpile to a bag held by their mother, Manon.“They saw everyone here and asked me ‘can I help’,” she said.The Canadian Red Cross set up a relief fund for flood victims in Quebec, with the provincial government contributing $500,000. About 1,650 soldiers were expected to be battling floodwaters across the region by late Monday, helping crews in some of the communities across the province that are under states of emergency.Water levels across Quebec were expected to peak by Wednesday.last_img read more

Recording of child sexual abuse haunts already reeling victims research

first_imgOTTAWA – Victims of childhood sexual abuse often suffer great distress over the fact video or pictures of the crimes are circulating in cyberspace — adding to the pain they already experience, says a new report.The existence of images that may still be possessed by the abuser or publicly available for others to see has “an enormously negative impact” on victims, says the report by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a national charity that fights child exploitation.“The impact can persist into adulthood and may significantly reduce the ability of survivors to cope with day-to-day stressors, maintain healthy relationships, and reach their full potential.”The report draws on the experiences of 150 child sex-abuse victims from Canada, the United States and several European countries who filled out an extensive survey to help researchers better understand what they’re facing as adults.Almost 70 per cent of those who took part worried about being recognized by someone because of the recording of their child sexual abuse. One in every five reported being identified by a person who had seen their abuse imagery.“It’s not something that will ever go away. Being the adult I am now, my photos are still out there, as long as the internet exists my photos will always be out there,” one respondent told the researchers. “Sites will be taken down but new ones are somehow being put back up. … There is no way I can finally be done with this abuse.”The report recommends considering global adoption of a centre-developed tool known as Project Arachnid, an automatic web crawler that detects images and videos based on digital fingerprints of illegal content. The tool has already identified tens of thousands of online images of child sexual abuse.When such material is identified, a notice is sent to the hosting internet provider to request immediate removal.“We need other countries to be aware of it, that this is available,” said Lianna McDonald, the child protection centre’s executive director.The researchers found almost half of the respondents were victims of organized sexual abuse, assaulted by multiple offenders. In such scenarios, the main offenders were often parents or extended family members.Many victims did not tell anyone about the abuse until they were an adult. Very few first told someone at school, a place where children spend much of their time. Many said no one ever asked them directly if they had been abused.As a result, the report recommends improving education and training on child sexual abuse among professionals, such as teachers and doctors, to help them recognize signs and respond appropriately.The centre’s report also recommends:— Strengthening co-ordination and communication between organizations that deal with victims of child abuse and online exploitation, including schools, child welfare, hotlines, therapists, police, industry, child-serving organizations and advocacy centres;— Developing comprehensive remedies to recognize the rights and needs of victims whose abuse was recorded, such as knowledgeable therapists, means of financial compensation and opportunities to have their voices heard within the criminal justice system.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Global support needed to help Haiti meet AIDS needs says UN report

“It is unprecedented to have such a huge natural disaster in a country with a high HIV prevalence,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which issued the new publication.Before the 12 January quake, there were approximately 120,000 people living with HIV in Haiti, out of a total population of some 3 million. The country’s epidemic is driven largely by heterosexual sex and more than half of those living with HIV are women. Most of the structural damage caused by the magnitude-7.0 quake occurred in three departments – Sud-Est, les Nippes and Ouest, where the capital, Port-au-Prince is located – where nearly 60 per cent of all people living with HIV in Haiti reside. More than half of the antiretroviral treatment sites in Haiti are also situated in those three departments. With over 1 million people taking refuge in temporary shelters, they are at greater risk of violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, Mr. Sidibé said. “Programmes are urgently needed to reduce vulnerabilities to HIV and ensure protection.” Makeshift treatment clinics under tents have popped up to increase access to treatment, but the Ministry of Health estimates that less than 40 per cent of the 24,000 people living with HIV who were on treatment before the disaster have access them. As Haiti experiences a critical interruption of HIV services and programmes, stepped up support is vital for the country to allow it to regain momentum towards reaching universal access goals for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. The new UNAIDS report has identified seven priority areas, including rebuilding health systems, protecting the displaced from HIV and revitalizing HIV prevention programmes. Haiti’s annual AIDS budget was $132 million prior to the earthquake, and UNAIDS believes that an extra $70 million will be necessary to meet the country’s immediate response needs over the next six months. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today that some 285,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed in the earthquake, and Government and humanitarian organizations, as well as engineers, are working to register the displaced and plan relocation sites for those who cannot return to their homes. Spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said that creating adequate sanitary conditions and waste disposal systems is also essential to mitigate the risk of a large-scale outbreak of disease. She announced that the $1.44 billion revised humanitarian appeal launched earlier this month by the UN and its aid partners – the largest ever in the wake of a natural disaster – is 48 per cent funded, but expressed concern that the portion for agriculture has only received 8 per cent of the funds requested. For its part, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners are setting up provisional schoolrooms in Port-au-Prince and other areas, as schools destroyed in the quake are being rebuilt. Haiti’s educational system, said Marc Vergara of the agency, virtually ceased to function in affected areas, leaving some 2.5 million children out of school after the earthquake. Together with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF is helping to establish over 150 tent schools to get children back to school before April. With more than half of school-age children not attending classes prior to the quake, the agency’s goal is to “build back better” to create conditions to allow many young Haitians to attend school for the first time. 26 February 2010Haiti – the country most affected by HIV in the Caribbean region – needs the world’s support in bolstering its defence against the spread of AIDS in the wake of last month’s catastrophic earthquake, according to a United Nations report. read more

Somalia Security Council calls on world to step up supplies for African

“The Security Council stresses the importance of predictable, reliable and timely resources for AMISOM,” the 15-member body said in a presidential statement, using the acronym of the African Union peacekeeping mission, during a day-long debate on the Horn of Africa country. It also stressed the need to reinforce the forces of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).“The Security Council calls on the international community to make contributions urgently and without caveats to the UN Trust Fund for AMISOM or directly in support of AMISOM,” it added, underlying shortfalls in a force whose increase to 12,000 troops from 8,000 it authorized in December.It was a message Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted in a speech at the beginning of the debate, at which some 40 Member States are speaking.“AMISOM and the TFG need more than authorized troop levels – they need actual troops, equipment and enhanced capacity,” he said, stressing that the African force would be even more effective if it had more resources, including helicopters and support for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.“The military gains by the Transitional Federal Government and AMISOM are fragile. The humanitarian situation is dire. Violence continues to rage,” he added of a country that has not had a functioning central government since 1991, and where Al Shabaab Islamist and other rebel groups now control much of the land, especially the south, and areas of Mogadishu, the capital.The TFG and AMISOM have succeeded in expanding their lines in Mogadishu, and with its ally Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa the TFG has taken control of major southern towns held by insurgents. “We must help them to sustain these gains in order to restore security and deliver basic services, humanitarian aid and support for recovery and reconstruction,” Mr. Ban said.“The international community must keep its end of the bargain. There are critical gaps in the UN support package to AMISOM, and significant shortfalls of military assets and equipment. I appeal to Member States to increase their contributions to the Trust Fund for AMISOM and to reimburse contingent-owned equipment and troop-contributing countries.” Somalia’s transitional period was originally scheduled to end in August but the transitional parliament recently extended its mandate, without carrying out necessary reforms, by three years beyond that deadline, by which time it was to enact a new constitution and hold general elections. The Council today urged it to refrain from any further unilateral actions. It called on the TFG to engage in reaching agreement on post-transitional arrangements “in a more constructive, open and transparent manner that promotes broader political dialogue and participation.”It also voiced serious concern at the worsening humanitarian situation, compounded by the current drought, which has left some 2.4 million Somalis in urgent need of aid and noted a continuing decline in humanitarian funding for Somalia.Mr. Ban cited reports that the drought had displaced some 50,000 people during the past two months, while in the central Hiraan region 70 per cent of the population is in crisis and food has not been distributed there since the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was forced to suspend its operations there in January 2010 because of fighting.“This year’s humanitarian appeal for Somalia seeks $529 million for urgent needs. As of last month, only one quarter of that amount had been funded,” he warned. On piracy, which has plagued the waters off Somalia’s shores, at times interfering with UN efforts to feed the country’s desperately poor, the Council condemned “in the strongest terms such violence, including hostage taking, murder and other acts of violence against individuals.” It called for a comprehensive response to tackle piracy and its underlying causes.In calling for today’s debate China, which holds the Council’s monthly presidency for March, noted that pirate attacks soared from 35 in 2005 to 219 last year, and that more than 20 ships with some 700 sailors are still in captivity. Mr. Ban also noted the underlying causes, calling for an integrated response to piracy based on three pillars: deterrence, development, and security. He has frequently stated that development, by providing alternative job opportunities on shore, forms a central plank in combating the scourge.“Somalia urgently needs our help. It faces levels of violence, damaging weather conditions and insecurity that would shake even strong countries,” he concluded. “AMISOM and the TFG have made some progress. But they need more support.“If we reinforce the military gains, provide humanitarian relief and achieve political progress, we can set Somalia on course for greater stability and peace. If we fail, we risk a growing humanitarian crisis, a deteriorating security situation, and a worsening threat to regional peace and stability.” 10 March 2011The Security Council today called on the world community to provide urgently needed equipment to African peacekeepers in Somalia to consolidate recent fragile gains in stabilizing a country torn asunder by factional fighting for the past 20 years. read more

Business Highlights

___Why a US-China deal that once looked close now seems far offWASHINGTON (AP) — As recently as May, the Trump administration and China seemed on the verge of resolving their dispute over Beijing’s combative trade policies. Then it all collapsed. A cease-fire failed to stick. Now, global financial markets are shaking and central banks across the world are trying to cushion their economies from the worst by slashing interest rates — all in the expectation that a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies will continue to rage.___China’s yuan weakens after signs of stability calm marketsBEIJING (AP) — China’s yuan has weakened again after the central bank told companies the currency would not be allowed to continue to fall sharply. The yuan edged down on Wednesday to about 0.4 per cent below its level late the previous day. Financial markets tumbled after Beijing allowed the yuan to fall Monday to an 11-year low against the dollar.___US stocks erase most of an early loss as volatility surgesStocks overcame a big loss on Wall Street Wednesday, though the market’s recovery left plenty of signs of worry among investors that the fallout from the trade war between the U.S. and China will spread. An afternoon rally lifted most of the major stock indexes out of the red, reversing most of an early slide that briefly pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 580 points. Bond yields fell, the price of oil tanked and the price of gold surged as traders sought safe-haven holdings.___Lyft continues to post losses despite revenue growthNEW YORK (AP) — Lyft is reporting strong revenue growth but deep losses in its second quarter, a trend that it has so far been unable to reverse. The ride-hailing company on Wednesday posted revenue of $867.3 million, up 72% from the same time last year. But the San Francisco-based company lost $664.2 million in the quarter, which was worse than what analysts polled by FactSet expected. They had predicted Lyft would lose $445 million.___Samsung ditches headphone jack after jabs at jackless rivalsNEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s newest smartphone won’t have a headphone jack. The Galaxy Note 10 loses that, even though Samsung executives have long poked fun at rivals for ditching it. The Note 10 squeezes in more battery power and other goodies. That’s forcing the company to do an about-face and declare that many people use wireless headphones anyway. Samsung is releasing the Note 10 in two sizes on Aug. 23.___Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with SeoulTOKYO (AP) — A spokesman says Japan’s downgrading of South Korea’s trade status is not intended as retaliation for disputes over court rulings ordering Japanese companies pay compensation for their treatment of Korean labourers during World War II. The move to drop South Korea from a list of countries granted preferred trade status became official Wednesday, and will take effect on Aug. 28. It adds to Japan’s export controls imposed in July on three key materials for South Korea’s semiconductor industry.___German production drops in June in latest sign of weaknessBERLIN (AP) — German industrial production dropped significantly for the second time in three months in June, the latest sign of weakness from Europe’s biggest economy. Wednesday’s report fueled expectations of an overall decline in the second quarter.___Trade war escalation comes at inopportune moment for economyWASHINGTON (AP) — The escalation of the U.S.-China trade fight comes at a particularly inopportune moment for the global economy, when growth in the United States and the world is already weakening. The trade tensions threaten to turn a period of slower growth into recession. The conflict could also spread to currency markets and threaten to involve other countries.___Perdue: US farmers will regain markets lost in trade warU.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is telling nervous farmers he’s confident they’ll eventually regain the markets they’ve lost in the Trump administration’s trade war with China. Perdue spoke Wednesday at a trade show in Minnesota. After hearing criticism from farmers about the trade war, Perdue said he believes U.S. farmers will get the China market back. But he says it’s got to be a fair, reciprocal and free trade environment.___FedEx to end ground delivery business with AmazonNEW YORK (AP) — FedEx will no longer make ground deliveries for Amazon as the online shopping giant builds its own fleet and becomes more of a threat to delivery companies. The decision comes two months after FedEx said it was terminating its air delivery contract with Amazon. FedEx said the dumping of Amazon is part of its plan to go after more e-commerce deliveries from other companies.___The S&P 500 index eked out a gain of 2.21 points, or 0.1%, to 2,883.98. The Dow dropped 22.45 points, or 0.1%, to 26,007.07. The Nasdaq climbed 29.56 points, or 0.4%, to 7,862.83. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies lost 1.40 points, or 0.1%, to 1,500.69.The Associated Press read more

Huawei launches new phone with own version of Android

MUNICH — Huawei is launching a new flagship smartphone that will run on the Chinese tech giant’s own version of Google’s Android operating system because of U.S. export sanctions.The Chinese tech giant unveiled the Mate 30 series of phones at an event in Munich, Germany on Thursday.The device wasn’t expected to come with popular Google apps such as Chrome, YouTube, Gmail or the Google Play Store, limiting its appeal to consumers.Huawei, the world’s second-biggest smartphone maker, is fighting to save its business after the Trump administration blocked access to U.S. components and technology in May on national security grounds.Washington has issued temporary exemptions that let Huawei maintain software for existing devices, but they don’t cover new products such as the Mate 30.The Associated Press read more

Travale returns to town hall

A familiar presence at Governor Simcoe Square is set to make his return.Former Norfolk mayor Dennis Travale, of Simcoe, applied for and has been appointed to two key county committees.Following an in-camera session last week, Norfolk council appointed Travale to Norfolk’s Police Services Board and to Norfolk’s committee of adjustment.Travale, 74, was Norfolk’s mayor from 2007 to 2014. Following his defeat at the hands of former mayor Charlie Luke, Travale served as a security consultant for two years with Canada Border Services and the federal Treasury Board in Ottawa.Since returning to Simcoe, Travale and his wife Barb have travelled and enjoyed their time off together.“I fully appreciate we’re getting on and we have to make sure to enjoy the time we have left,” Travale said Tuesday. “But this is all about giving back to the community.”Travale was a police officer during his time with the Canadian air force and as a manager with Canada Border Services. He served on Norfolk’s PSB while mayor of Norfolk.Peter Hellyer of Simcoe, the long-serving chair of the PSB, stepped down after last fall’s municipal election. The PSB is looking for a replacement. Travale says he is willing to serve in this capacity if that is the board’s wish.The committee of adjustment handles minor planning matters on Norfolk council’s behalf. These include minor variances, lot line adjustments and the like.Appointed along with Travale to the committee of adjustment were Linda D’Hondt-Crandon, Lisa Dove, Marcel Vanhooren, Alan Strang, Rudy Stickl and Adam Veri. Their term begins April 1 and runs till Nov. 30, 2022.Other committee appointments approved last week include:Agriculture advisory board: Hayden Dooney, Remi Van De Slyke, Trish Fournier, Anita Buehner, Anthony DeCarolis and Ann Vermeersch. The four-year appointments expire Dec. 31, 2022. Heritage and culture advisory committee: John Paul Antonacci, Margaret Bancroft, Mary Jane Kekes, Andrew Kicak, Jean Hamel, Janice Robertson, Ron Klein, Wanda Nelson, Suzan Yates and Linda Campbell. Their appointments are effective immediately and run till Nov. 30, 2022. Tourism and economic development advisory board: Amanda Dooney, Cathy Gilvesy, Cindy Vanderstar, Chantal Zorad and Nicole Inglis. The two-year terms are up for renewal Dec. 31, 2020. Norfolk heritage committee: Robert Wood, Robert Andrews, Stephen Armstrong, Mary Caughill, Karen Culver, Jean Hamel, Judy Schaefer and Jean Norman. Their appointments are effective immediately and run till Nov. 30, 2022. Norfolk environmental advisory committee: Brett Schuyler, Cynthia Waugh and Dr. Harold Schroeter. Appointed for a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2021. Norfolk County Library Board: Mike Bauslaugh, Ron Klein, Adam Veri, Ronald Kozak, Carolyn Nordheimer, Susan Ashton and Diane Lefler. The four-year appointments expire in December, 2022. Alligator tug advisory committee: Fred Judd, Keith Button, Neil Dunning, Cheri Emerson and Sandra Steven. Their term expires Nov. 30, 2022. Norfolk has yet to name BIA appointees in Simcoe and Delhi. The county also continues to advertise for representatives to Norfolk accessibility advisory committee.The county will continue to receive BIA applications until March 15. This week, clerk Andy Grozelle said the county is especially interested in hearing from individuals who are prepared to sit on the Delhi BIA committee.Grozelle added that Norfolk has one vacancy on the county’s recreational facilities advisory board. A previous appointee from the Simcoe Seniors Centre has since stepped down, creating the opening. read more

Mayor pushes back on social housing plan

A contentious debate over affordable housing is taking shape at Norfolk council.Housing affordability has emerged as a major issue across Canada in recent months.In response, officials in Ottawa and Queen’s Park have suggested that senior governments will have to play a larger role in this area. However, any move in this direction would likely be conditional on municipal participation.That means an impact on the levy — a step some on Norfolk council are unwilling to take at this time.“The last I checked, we aren’t a socialist country,” Mayor Kristal Chopp said at the May 7 council meeting.“I don’t think affordable housing solutions should be on the tax levy. I don’t think that’s fair.”Chopp said many non-monetary measures are at the county’s disposal for this purpose. Vittoria Coun. Chris Van Paassen agreed.“I don’t believe the municipality has to be all things to all people,” he said.“What we have to do is create the environment so people can do things for themselves.”Chopp and Van Paassen were responding to a staff report titled “Affordable Housing Opportunities in Haldimand and Norfolk.”In the report, Haldimand and Norfolk housing manager Tricia Givens said “there is an acute shortage of safe, appropriate and clean affordable rental housing in both counties.“In particular, there is a shortage of one-bedroom rental units in urban areas in both municipalities – specifically Simcoe – with the longest wait-list time of eight to 10 years for a one-bedroom, rent-geared-to-income unit.“Through upcoming projects, there is an opportunity for Haldimand and Norfolk to explore affordable housing investment opportunities.”An opportunity cited involves Indwell’s recent purchase of the former Norfolk Inn in downtown Simcoe.Indwell is the social housing provider responsible for the recent conversion of Hambleton Hall in Simcoe into affordable units. Indwell also provides on-site supports for tenants with mental health, disability and addiction issues.Givens notes that the pending conversion of the Norfolk Inn to 32 affordable units will cost about $7.4 million. Givens says Indwell will apply for grants from federal housing programs and that county staff will help with this process.In conclusion, Givens says “staff are requesting direction to formally enter into discussions with Indwell to discuss affordable housing partnership opportunities at the Norfolk Inn.”Before Chopp and Van Paassen weighed in, interim CAO Harry Schlange said the pending conversion of the Norfolk Inn is “a magnificent” project.“That type of partnership is exactly what we should be doing more of,” Schlange said. “It’s certainly the sweet spot of where the province is going and where the feds are going. It’s a real tribute to the Norfolk team here.”For their part, Waterford Coun. Kim Huffman and Simcoe Coun. Ryan Taylor expressed support for spending levy dollars on affordable housing.Huffman noted that youth retention was a recurring theme during last year’s municipal election campaign and that this will be hard to accomplish if Norfolk is short of entry-level housing.Taylor shared similar sentiments.“I agree with Coun. Huffman,” he said. “I don’t see a problem bringing back options that impact on the levy.”Councillors agreed to defer the matter after Chopp reminded them that council is about to embark on a strategic planning exercise with a goal of setting long-term priorities.Chopp said council should have these priorities in place before committing to major new budget initiatives such as the provision of affordable housing.Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts agreed. Rabbitts works in the human resources department at Toyotetsu in Simcoe. He recently said new employees have complained that clean, affordable housing is hard to come by in the local area.“Moving this recommendation now would be putting the cart before the horse,” Rabbitts said, adding the matter can be revisited in December after a new strategic plan is in place.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

As environment powerhouse Brazil to join Paris climate accord President tells UN

Following the tradition of being the first Head of State to address the annual United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, the President of Brazil today pledged that his country will formally join the Paris Agreement on climate change by depositing its instrument of ratification at a special event tomorrow with the UN Secretary-General. “As the world’s most biodiverse country and displaying one of the world’s cleanest energy matrices, Brazil is an environment powerhouse with an uncompromising commitment to the environment,” Michel Temer told the Assembly in an address that also covered a wide range of issues, including protracted conflicts, multilateralism, nuclear proliferation, the refugee crisis, development, and democracy. He said that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the greatest UN endeavour in favour of development, stressing that turning it into reality will require more than the sum of national efforts. Supporting developing countries will be crucial to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Prosperity and well-being today should not impair the future of mankind. Economic growth should be socially balanced and environmentally friendly,” he said. “We live in the same Planet. There is no plan B. We must take ambitious measures under the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.”On terrorism and war, Mr. Temer pointed out that those who sow conflict have reinvented themselves, but multilateral institutions have yet to do so, while underscoring the need for the reform of the UN Security Council. “Our discussions and negotiations must not be confined to these rooms and corridors. They must also be projected into the markets of Kabul, the streets of Paris, the ruins of Aleppo,” he said. “The United Nations cannot merely amount to an observation post for the condemnation of global scourges. It should be a source of effective solutions.” He indicated that these solutions are needed to address the situations, including the war in Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and lack of progress in nuclear disarmament. But “not all news is bad” for diplomacy, he said, citing the Iranian nuclear issue, the peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), as well as the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. This year, Brazil and Argentina celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials, he noted, adding that the Agency is the world’s only bi-national organization responsible for applying nuclear safeguards, inspiring regional and global efforts towards the elimination of nuclear weapons. He warned against protectionism in trade, for which development depends on. “Protectionism is a perverse barrier to development. It subtracts jobs and makes men, women and families around the world – including in Brazil – fall victim to unemployment and despair,” he said. On the refugees and migrants crisis, he said that “Brazil is the work of immigrants, men and women from all continents,” vehemently reject all forms of racism, xenophobia and other expressions of intolerance. To the extent of its capacities, Brazil gives shelter to refugees and migrants. He also highlighted that the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games held in Rio proved that nations can come together in an atmosphere of peace and harmony, and that for the first time ever, a delegation of refugees competed in the Games. “Through sport, we can further peace, fight against exclusion and combat prejudice,” he said. This was Mr. Temer’s first attendance in the General Debate, as his predecessor Dilma Rousseff, who addressed the Assembly last year, has been impeached. “Brazil experienced a long and complex process – conducted and with rules established by the Brazilian National Congress and by the Supreme Court – which led to an impeachment,” he said. “Such a process took place in absolute respect to the constitutional order. Impeaching a President is certainly not a trivial matter in a democratic regime. But there is no democracy without rule of law – without rules applicable to all, including the most powerful. This is what Brazil is showing the world.” He added that a cleansing process of its political system is under way, noting that Brazil has an independent Judiciary Branch, an active Public Prosecution Office, and Executive and Legislative bodies that do their jobs. “The wills of individuals do not prevail over the strength of institutions, nor over the watchful eye of a plural society and a press that is completely free,” he said. Mr. Temer is among the many leaders who will address the general debate of 71st General Assembly. The high-level segment of the Assembly opened this year with the adoption yesterday of the New York Declaration, the outcome of the first-ever UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. Made up of all the 193 Member States of the United Nations, the Assembly provides a forum for multilateral discussion of international issues covered by the UN Charter. read more

Strengthen measures to counter threats posed by returning foreign terrorist fighters Security

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member Council called on UN Member States to strengthen measures to prevent the transit of terrorists, including ensuring that identity documents were not forged, as well as employing evidence-based risk assessments, screening procedures, and the collection and analysis of travel data to identify individuals who posed a terrorist threat, in accordance with domestic and international law, without resorting to profiling based on discrimination. The Council also called upon Member States to notify other countries of the travel, arrival, deportation or detention of individuals whom they had reasonable grounds to believe were terrorists as well as to take appropriate action in regards to suspected terrorists and their accompanying family members who entered their territories, including by considering appropriate prosecution, rehabilitation, and reintegration measures in compliance with domestic and international law. While emphasizing that Member States were obliged to bring to justice anyone who participated in terrorist acts, the Council stressed the importance of assisting women or children associated with foreign terrorist fighters who might be victims of terrorism. It also underlined the need for tailored prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration strategies for family members that might have abetted terrorist acts in varied roles. Further in the resolution, the Council welcomed measures being taken to strengthen travel security, including the approval of a new Global Aviation Security Plan by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and monitoring procedures, calling for continuous upgrading of such procedures in line with developing threats. Outlining UN efforts to address returning and relocating foreign terrorist fighters, the Council urged strengthened cooperation between all counter-terrorism bodies on the issue. read more

Campaign to save World War II stretchers today serving the capital as

first_imgNow, a campaign has been launched to protect and restore these metal fences, mainly found on estates in South London, that had served so well as stretchers during World War II.Rosie Shaw, founder of the recently formed Stretcher Railing Society, said: “They have a fascinating history that many of us are unaware of. We want to work with councils and conservators to try to preserve these amazing railings which are such an important part of our heritage.“Some are now rusting, others have bits missing, a few have been badly damaged. The goal is to save the ones that can be saved. However, some councils do not know what to do with complex restorations.“Our long term aim is try to get some kind of funding for conservation work. It would be a great shame if they were allowed to fall into disrepair.” Stretcher railing with kinks for resting them on groundCredit:Mark Kerrison / Alamy Live News 'Stretcher fences' on the Rockingham Estate in Southwark.  Made of two steel poles supporting a wire mesh, they could be mass produced with ease. More importantly, they could be cleaned down and disinfected from germs, dirt and blood far easier than the canvas or wooden stretchers that were used during World War I. There were two kinks in the poles meaning they could be rested on the ground but still be picked up quickly and easily.While they were efficient and strong, patients who were carried on them by volunteers from the Civil Defence Service, were known to have complained that they were terribly uncomfortable.Abigail Cornick, curator at the Museum of the Order of St John in Clerkenwell, London, which has one of the stretchers in its collection, said: “The fact they were made from a single material meant they could be made quickly and in high numbers. Because it had a wire mesh, it meant they were very easy to clean, particularly in the event of a gas attack.” Stretcher railing with kinks for resting them on ground More than 600,000 of these stretchers were produced in the months leading up to the start of the war in 1939, ready for the Luftwaffe’s raids on Britain. It is understood the stretchers were mainly manufactured at plants in Hertfordshire and the West Midlands. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Stretcher fence on the Rockingham Estate in Southwark, South East LondonCredit:Mark Kerrison / Alamy Live News Stretcher fence on the Rockingham Estate in Southwark, South East London On numerous housing estates throughout London, the rows of black steel and mesh railings guarding red brick mansion blocks appear, at first glance, little more than a quirk of post-war architectural design.However, unbeknown to thousands of passersby each day, those sometimes rusting or buckled fences were in fact the emergency stretchers that helped to save the lives of those injured during the Blitz. ‘Stretcher fences’ on the Rockingham Estate in Southwark. Credit:Alamy The scale of the production hints at the level of the civilian casualties that the government was expecting.After the war, there was a huge stockpile of the stretchers. Because so many railings had been removed before 1939 to help fuel the manufacture of munitions and other weaponry, many city estates had lost their perimeter fencing. And, with the new drive to build council houses, new railings were needed. So, the stretchers were welded vertically together and fixed on poles, often sunken into concrete on a small wall. Today, they can be found at Kennington Park Estate, the Glebe Estate in Camberwell and on estates in Deptford and Dulwich.Their use illustrates how post-war Britain was eager to “upcycle”, or find alternative uses for otherwise obsolete equipment.“What’s very impressive is how theses were upcycled in such an innovative way,’ Shaw adds. “The stretchers were also used in Scotland and cities like Leeds. But, I believe they were only later used as railings on London estates built post-war.”last_img read more

Nokia to Take On Tablets

first_imgNokia is joining the ever-growing in-demand tablet market, according to Stephen Elop, the CEO of Nokia Corp. He said that the company is planning to design a unique tablet. Here are Mr. Elop’s full comments.We have a number of options in the tablet computing space given the changing strategy that we have. For example, we could take advantage of Microsoft technology and software and build a Windows-oriented tablet, or we could do things with some of the other software assets that we have. Our team right now is assessing what’s the right tablet strategy for Nokia how does that fit in There are now over 200 different tablets on the marketplace, only one of them is doing really well. My challenge to the team is I don’t want to be the 201st tablet on the market that you cannot tell from all of the others. We have to take an uniquely Nokia prospective and so the teams are working very hard on something that would be differentiating relative to everything else that is going on in the market While Nokia has yet to set a target date or even develop one, we can all take a look at what we can expect from it. Since Nokia has dropped Symbian, that leaves us just two natural choices Windows or MeeGo. However, Nokia seems confident that its tablet will be state of the art, which means that Android or Linux could be used.Like we stated above, all of this news is just the start of it for Nokia. But it should be exciting to see how Nokia takes on Apple, along with Android in this tough market.AdChoices广告Via Xbit Labslast_img read more

Lego used to create motorized Bat and Tumbler from The Dark Knight

first_imgHere on Geek we love Lego, we’ve shown you Lego Portal guns, smartphone cases and even a Lego Rolls-Royce jet engine. Now YouTube user, Mahj, has used a combination of  standard and Technic Lego to create his very own Bat and Tumbler, Batman’s favorite vehicular gadgets from summer blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises.For those that haven’t gotten round to seeing the new movie, The Bat is Batman’s new flying vehicle. In the video above, The Bat is shown flying, but unfortunately, that’s only a bit of movie magic, it can’t actually fly. Nevertheless, both replicas look great and Mahj is now selling the instructions to make the Tumbler for a minimum of $6. Details of how to get your hands on a copy of the instructions are available on his Flickr page, and we’d say $6 is a fair price considering assembling the instructions has taken him months.Mahj hasn’t just created Batman themed Lego projects, he’s also made a tank inspired by graphic novel Tank Girl, bots inspired by Ghost in the Shell, and even a camera vehicle which was used to film the above YouTube video.If you would like to own a motorized Tumbler including headlights, you can support all of Mahj’s projects by voting for them on the Lego Cuusoo website. Cuusoo is a site designed for people to submit their own Lego ideas for the chance to get them turned into a real Lego product, and it’s how the Minecraft Lego came to be. No money is needed, simply click support, create an account, and then state why you wish to support this project.Let’s face it, this is the closest we’re going to get to owning a Batmobile.More at Mahj’s website, via Gizmodolast_img read more

Two women convicted over religiously motivated oil attack on artefacts in Athens

first_imgTwo Bulgarian women, aged 51 and 48, have been handed four-year suspended prison sentences for an attack on centuries-old artefacts across three museums in Athens.The women, who are cleaners, were arrested earlier this month in a museum when guards spotted them smearing a display cabinet in frying oil.In their court hearing, they cited religious reasons as their motivation behind their actions.According to their defence lawyer, Maria Constantopoulou by using the oil they believed that they were anointing the Christian-era artefacts, and purifying them of evil spirits.In their court appearance on Tuesday in Athens, one of the women read from the Bible, quoting from it in a bid to explain and support her acts, reported The Associated Press.A number of the artefacts, which were damaged in the attack underwent extensive conservation. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Hazardous Waste Day Scheduled For Saturday

first_imgBusinesses are charged a fee and must pre-register with NRC Alaska. Households are free unless the haul contains more than 55 gallons of waste in which case they must also pre-register. There is a 3 drum limit per household per year. To pre-register and for specific waste disposal questions, call NRC Alaska at (877) 375-5040. For general questions, call the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department at (907) 262-9667. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna will be hosting a hazardous household waste day this Saturday, September 15.center_img The Central Peninsula Landfill will take those items from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, September 15. The Boroughs hazardous waste disposal program gives households and small businesses the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous wastes and chemicals.last_img read more

Selling fake followers and likes is illegal landmark settlement finds

first_imgA settlement has found that selling fake engagement on social media is illegal. Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Selling fake friends doesn’t pay. New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a precedent-setting settlement Wednesday with Devumi, a company that found itself in hot water after The New York Times reported it sold millions of fake likes, retweets and followers on social media.These millions of bot accounts ran unchecked across Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, SoundCloud and Pinterest. Some fake accounts stole real people’s photos on social media, the attorney general’s office said. The company sold fraudulent social media engagement to celebrities, musicians and athletes, it added. The practice makes opinions and people appear more popular than they actually are.This is the first time a law enforcement agency has found that selling fake social media engagement and using stolen identities is illegal. Devumi, and its former CEO, German Calas Jr., couldn’t be reached for comment.”Bots and other fake accounts have been running rampant on social media platforms, often stealing real people’s identities to carry out fraud,” James said in a statement. “With this settlement, we are sending a clear message that anyone profiting off of deception and impersonation is breaking the law and will be held accountable.” A Twitter spokesperson referred to the company’s statement when Devumi’s tactics were first revealed in 2018: “The tactics used by Devumi on our platform and others as described by today’s NYT article violate our policies and are unacceptable to us. We are working to stop them and any companies like them,” the company said in a tweet.Fake accounts on social media aren’t just a problem with the law — tech giants like Facebook and Twitter also have issues dealing with fraud. Nation-states have used similar strategies as Devumi to spread disinformation and sow political chaos. During Facebook’s earnings call on Wednesday, the company noted that fake accounts could make up 5 percent of its monthly active users — about 116 million accounts. But fake accounts alone aren’t the problem: it’s using them to inflate influence online, as the attorney general’s investigation found Devumi did. Faking social media engagement, the attorney general’s office found, could affect what followers choose to buy and who advertisers choose to sponsor. Some customers also believed they were paying for real followers, as Devumi sold about 250,000 social media engagements between 2015 and 2017. The company made about $15 million during those two years, and it was growing quickly.Up to 500,000 followers on Twitter could cost as low as $3,997, while Devumi sold likes and retweets in packages up to $228 a year.Devumi ended its operations in September, with a massive decline in sales. Under the settlement’s terms, the company isn’t allowed to repeat the same behavior. The company will also have to pay New York $50,000 for costs and fees involved in the attorney general’s investigation.   First published Jan. 31, 10:21 a.m. PT. Update, 12:15 p.m.: Adds statement from Twitter.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Post a comment Share your voice 0center_img Tags Politicslast_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 24, 2008 KARL STORZ Offers New Flexible High Quality Image Video Cystoscope Technology | Lung Cancer | October 05, 2018 Body Vision Medical Announces Release of LungVision Body Vision Medical, a medical device company specializing in lung cancer diagnostics, announced the launch of its… read more News | Endoscopes | March 14, 2019 Hologic Receives CE Mark for Three-in-One Omni Hysteroscope Hologic Inc. announced it has received a CE mark in Europe for its Omni hysteroscope, a three-in-one modular scope with… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration -:-Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The distal chip design addresses this issue, and by placing the CCD at the scope tip, the company said it has the convenience of automatic focus and light intensity regulation. The need for a separate camera head is also eliminated. The Flexible Video Cystoscope offers the security of an atraumatic tip, a smooth surface for gentle introduction and a 6.5 Fr. working channel to support use of a variety of instruments. 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Viking Cruises recently hosted a group of agents a

first_imgViking Cruises recently hosted a group of agents and their guests onboard Viking Star to experience the first six days of the 13-day Mediterranean Odyssey ocean cruise from Barcelona to Rome. During the trip, the group experienced a taster of the popular itinerary, with cruise included excursions to Toulon’s Old Quarter, a walking tour of Monaco and a visit to the leaning tower of Pisa. Optional excursions were also offered, including the Gothic Quarter and Catalonian Cuisine in Barcelona or a Tuscany wine and Merenda tasting in Florence.“We see great value in hosting famils allowing an opportunity to demonstrate to our agents and media the enriching and immersive experience which Viking offers,” said director of sales for Viking Cruises A/NZ Liz Sawers.“Famils allow us to showcase our unique destination focused itineraries and give agents a first-hand understanding of the Viking difference.”Agents on the famil were Gina Maitland, Alpha Travel; Jacqueline Nelson, Albury Travel & Cruise; Kirilly Plum, Destination HQ; Charline Richards, helloworld Strathpine; Karen Enders, helloworld Strathpine; Lynette Robinson, National Seniors Travel; Karen jones, italktravel Matiland; and William and Fiona Pearson, Escape Travel Toronto, Mt Hutton, Kotara, Glendale, Charlestown.Image: Famil group dining in Manfredi’s, Viking Star Events/FamilsViking Starlast_img read more

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