“Yes, there is more to do. There is always, always going to be more to do. I think we’ve demonstrated really good capacity to move in the right direction.”However short of expectations Trudeau has fallen, there is still something of a celebrity aura about him. At Hamilton’s Labour Day parade, a small group of vocal protesters grabbed the spotlight but, for the most part, paradegoers seemed thrilled to see the prime minister, flocking to him for a chance to shake his hand and pose for selfies.“This is my first time seeing Trudeau and I’m kind of dazed. Whoa,” gushed one young woman to a friend.“I don’t vote on it but he does have far nicer hair than I do,” joked a more dispassionate, balding man. “I’m envious.”Trudeau insists he’s committed to the sunny way of doing politics: appealing to Canadians’ better angels, eschewing the politics of fear and division that he accuses the Conservatives of practising.That said, he defines the sunny approach to politics narrowly: it doesn’t mean he won’t have “sharp disagreements” with his opponents. He’ll just avoid what he considers personal attacks.Reminding voters that Scheer has long opposed abortion, voted in the past against same-sex marriage and has never marched in a Pride parade does not, in Trudeau’s mind, constitute a personal attack — notwithstanding Scheer’s pledge that a Conservative government would not reopen either issue.“You’re right, we shouldn’t be overly critical about what someone’s faith or personal beliefs are,” says Trudeau.“But if they have implications for how he would govern, I think it’s absolutely right for Canadians to be asking questions and for us to be highlighting that, in my mind anyway, a leader is someone who stands up for people, he doesn’t just reluctantly obey the law.”Like Scheer, Trudeau is a practising Catholic. “My faith informs the person I am in my own values, in my approach and my desire for service,” he says. “But I disagree with the Catholic Church’s teachings on women’s rights and on the rights of the LGBTQ2 community.”He became the first prime minister to join Pride parades, celebrating people who have faced treatment that he says “is almost the embodiment of what discrimination is.” And he sees that as a vitally important part of the job.“This is a community that was told explicitly or in subtle ways that they should be ashamed of who they were, of who they loved, that they should hide in the closet … So that is where, when a prime minister walks in Pride, you’re saying, ‘No, this is something to celebrate, this is who you are, don’t let anyone tell you you should be ashamed.’”It’s a message, he adds, that’s important not just for the LGBTQ2 community but for all minority communities “who’ve been marginalized, who’ve been ignored, overlooked or pushed aside.”But asked about his biggest regret from the past four years, he chooses his inability to prevent the global forces of polarization from seeping into Canada. He muses that “perhaps some of the things we do challenging people on LGBT rights or diversity in immigration or feminism has created backlashes that I wonder if I could have been just as strong in standing up for what is right and what I deeply believe in without making it a source of polarization or making it a place where other people could choose to polarize.”He cites “the mild resurgence of a separatist movement in Alberta” as another example of polarization that worries him. He never expected conservative Albertans to love him, he says, but he did hope he’d at least get credit for trying to help, including by spending $4.5 billion to push a major pipeline project forward.As for his proudest achievement, Trudeau chooses the single, means-tested, tax-free Canada Child Benefit — a measure he boasts has lifted 300,000 children out of poverty and has made a tangible difference to families struggling to make ends meet.Like Trudeau himself, his own children — Xavier, 11, Ella-Grace 10, and Hadrien, 5 — have never faced deprivation. But they do have different challenges, among them coping with insulting things said about their dad. Trudeau says he and Sophie are trying to raise them the way his late father, Pierre Trudeau, raised him: “Nothing (critics) say actually gets to define who I am and nothing anyone says about you gets to define who you are and you just have to build a strong core yourself.”They’re also trying to impress on them that being born into privilege carries a responsibility “to do right by the chances and opportunities given to you and make sense of your role in the universe by making a positive difference in the world around you.”Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau likes to warm up for an uphill election contest by literally climbing uphill.In the 2015 campaign, as he attempted to vault his third-place party into the lead, the Liberal leader took time out to tackle the Grouse Grind, the gruelling 2.9-kilometre trail up the steep face of a mountain overlooking Vancouver.He managed to scale “Mother Nature’s StairMaster” in 54 minutes and 55 seconds, well under the average 90 minutes. He left some sweating reporters, photographers and assorted followers in his dust — and did the same a few weeks later to his older rivals Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair on election day. Late last month, on the cusp of a campaign for a second term, Trudeau managed to shave two minutes off his 2015 time, even with pauses for selfies with other hikers.“I was (thinking), OK, I’m four years older, I’m four years into this job, let’s make sure I’m still in shape’ and I managed to cut two minutes off my time, which means I may be a little older but I’m not that much older,” he said with a grin a few days later, during an interview in a Hamilton coffee shop after participating in protest-interrupted Labour Day festivities.This time, at 47, he’s the oldest leader of any of the three traditional parties. And he’s hauling political baggage with him.“When you’re running for the first time, people get to project all their hopes and dreams onto an individual and I was honoured to carry those hopes and dreams,” Trudeau says now.But inevitably, Trudeau has not lived up to those expectations, some of them encouraged by his own soaring rhetoric and ambitious platform promises in 2015.He’s disappointed some by abandoning his promise to change Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system, others by reneging on a promise to run modest deficits for a couple of years before balancing the federal books. Environmentalists complain he’s not done enough to combat climate change, while for others he’s done too much, hobbling Alberta’s oil industry and slapping a carbon tax on consumers. He’s faced accusations that his agenda of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples is more talk than action. He’s been ridiculed for playing dress-up during an ill-fated trip to India last year. He’s been found to have violated the ethics code for parliamentarians, twice. Two prominent cabinet ministers resigned over the SNC-Lavalin affair.As a result, Trudeau’s Liberals are entering this campaign roughly tied in national popular support with Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives — slightly ahead or slightly behind, depending on the poll — with neither party positioned to win a majority.Trudeau is hoping Canadians will conclude that he’s at least taking the country in the right direction.“I’m not going to make any apologies for being very ambitious about what we wanted to do (in 2015),” he says, insisting that his government has delivered “massive things” on the environment, support for the middle class, Indigenous reconciliation and international trade.
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“There is no military solution to this crisis. We must consider concrete options to bring about a peaceful resolution that is based on enhanced dialogue, deepening integration, and regional confidence-building,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to a high-level meeting on the situation in eastern DRC, convened on the margins of the General Debate of the 67th General Assembly.“The regional and sub-regional actors most affected are in the best position to help respond to it,” he told the gathering, which included the Presidents of DRC, Rwanda and Zambia, as well as representatives of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union.“But efforts by the ICGLR, SADC and the AU are critical. They also reflect a deepening of the regional integration that, in the long-run, will be the basis on which to prevent new crises from emerging.”The eastern DRC – particularly its provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu – has been plagued by violence in recent months, particularly by a group called the M23 – made up of renegade soldiers from the country’s national army.The M23 has clashed with national army troops, which have been supported by peacekeepers from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), and has caused massive displacement of local residents, in addition to raising concerns about the region’s stability.The violence has also led to what Mr. Ban referred to as an “alarming” humanitarian situation, marked by rape, murder and pillaging. Over 260,000 people have fled the violence since the mutiny began, and an additional 60,000 have fled over the borders into Rwanda and Uganda. Mass rape and other forms of sexual violence continue to be used as weapons of war. Eastern DRC has been called “the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman,” he noted. “I am deeply disturbed by reports we have confirmed of serious human rights violations by the M23, including the forcible recruitment of hundreds of children who are being used as combatants and sex slaves and, in some instances, killed. These atrocities must be stopped,” said the Secretary-General. “All perpetrators of human rights violations must be brought to justice.”He noted that insecurity has also increased elsewhere in the Kivus as other armed groups take advantage of the instability. “Many are pursuing economic interests by profiting from eastern DRC’s vast natural resources – resources that could otherwise be used to advance prosperity and growth throughout the Great Lakes region.”Mr. Ban voiced concern about continuing reports of external support for the M23, and called on all those responsible to end this “destabilizing assistance.”A proposal for the deployment of a neutral international force along the border between DRC and Rwanda was proposed by Great Lakes countries at a regional summit in July. That proposal is currently under consideration by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Mr. Ban said that the proposal for the force should be further refined, in coordination with key stakeholders. In the meantime, he encourage the ICGLR to continue taking forward its Pact on Security, Stability, and Development, which addresses key regional issues such as the exploitation of natural resources, the return of refugees and economic integration. He added that, in the immediate term, the expanded Joint Verification Mechanism proposed by the ICGLR, which was launched two weeks ago in Goma, has the potential to re-build much-needed confidence.“What we are witnessing today in eastern DRC has strong echoes of similar events in the recent past,” noted the Secretary-General. “A decade ago, the parties laid down their arms following a conflict that engulfed the DRC and its neighbours. That conflict caused untold human suffering, and the consequences are still being felt today. “The agreement that was concluded at that time reflected a realization by all actors that a political solution was the only path to peace in the region. Today, again, we need a political solution,” he stated.Participants at the meeting strongly condemned the M23 and “other negative forces” operating in eastern DRC, and their attacks on civilians, UN peacekeepers and humanitarian actors, and called on them to immediately cease all forms of violence.“Most participants strongly condemned all forms of external support to the M23 and other negative forces in the DRC, and demanded the immediate and permanent cessation of such support,” added the chairperson’s summary that was issued after the meeting.In a separate meeting with the President of DRC, Mr. Ban commended Joseph Kabila for his efforts to find a peaceful solution to the situation in the east, according to a readout provided by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson. He also expressed concern over reports of continued external support to armed groups in eastern DRC and called for continued dialogue and confidence-building between DRC and its Great Lakes neighbours to resolve the ongoing crisis.
Danish team Mors Thy have sacked coach Anders Thomsen after three defeats at the beginning of new season. Team who will also compete at the EHF Cup lost matches with goal difference -18. Management decided to make a change, because of results, but also not enough chemistry between the coach and the players.Three teams are at the TOP with 100% after three Rounds in Danish League:STANDINGS: 2Skjern Håndbold330087 – 676 7Team Tvis Holstebro311179 – 763 14Skive fH300362 – 800 4SønderjyskE321086 – 705 12TMS Ringsted300375 – 890 11Nordsjælland Håndbold310272 – 902 6Århus Håndbold320179 – 794 5Aalborg Håndbold320177 – 664 3KIF Kolding København330079 – 666 9Skanderborg Håndbold310274 – 822 Danish handballDenmarkDenmark HandballMors-Thy handballMors-Thy handbold 1GOG Håndbold330098 – 766 10Ribe-Esbjerg HH310283 – 922 8Bjerringbro-Silkeborg310279 – 792 13Mors-Thy Håndbold300367 – 850 ← Previous Story Austrian Bregenz to change left back – Mrvaljevic left, Dimitrijevic coming? Next Story → Jicha saves Kiel against Wetzlar – Good evening for Berlin, Flensburg, HSV and Goppingen
Updated at 22.01WEXFORD GAA SEEMINGLY were not too happy with referee Anthony Nolan’s performance during their loss to Laois at Wexford Park yesterday.There were some controversial decisions in the visitors’ favour and the Model County have subsequently taken the unusual step of releasing a video highlighting the official’s display.The video, which showed a number of contentious decisions going against Wexford, has since been switched to private, after being put up on YouTube earlier today.Kerry and Monaghan lead the way in our Gaelic football team of the weekend>Celtic’s new manager wants Jim McGuinness to have greater involvement at the club>
Less than 48 hours after Turkey lifted its two-year ban on YouTube, a court in Ankara dropped the hammer again and ordered the country’s ISPs to re-block the video sharing site. The ban had been lifted because a number of videos featuring Deniz Baykal, a former Turkish opposition leader, were removed from YouTube citing copyright violations following negotiations between the Turkish government and Google. The Turkish court claimed the videos in question were insulting to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the country, and in Turkey insulting Ataturk is a crime. However, as soon as the ban was lifted, YouTube concluded that the videos in question did not violate copyright and re-instated them, which caused the Turkish courts to reinstate the ban. According to BusinessWeek, most Turks who want access to YouTube can get it anyway using proxy services, but for now, there’ll be no more funny cat videos in Istanbul without one.
Magnetic disc storage is what most of us rely on inside our computers. SSD and flash memory is coming on strong, but it does not yet match the price/size trade off offered by typical magnetic hard drives. However, we are nearing the limits of how much data we can store on a magnetic disc and how fast we can read/write that data using existing methods.IBM has decided to approach the issue of increasing storage on a magnetic disc by solving the problem at the atomic level. It has managed to fit a single bit of data on just 12 atoms, paving the way for 400TB hard drives. But IBM’s ideas still rely on the use of a magnetic field to store that data.Researchers from around the world are collaborating on solving the speed problem, and they’ve come up with a new technique that promises to one day record terabytes of data per second (even the fastest SSDs only manage around 500MB/s today). The research has been carried out at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland and relies on replacing the magnetic field typically used for recording with heat. What the team has managed to do is replace the magnetic field used to switch the poles of a magnet with a heat pulse created by a laser. A single heat pulse will switch the magnetic orientation of a nanometer-sized magnetic grain in just a few picoseconds (1 picosecond is 0.000000000001 seconds). As a comparison, today’s hard drives take a few nanoseconds to record 1 bit of data. A nanosecond is 1000 picoseconds, making it very clear how much faster the heat pulse solution will be.The heat pulse technique is still at the prototype stage, but has been demonstrated to work using magneto-optical microscopy on thin films. Although it is expected to scale to terabyte data transfers every second, initially it is expected the technique will allow data to be stored at a density of 10 petabytes/m2 and using a data transfer rate of 200Gb/s. That’s a 10-fold increase in storage capacity as well as a 300x improvement in performance over today’s drives. The good news doesn’t end there, though. Even though this new technique relies on heat, it is thought to be much more energy efficient than existing magnetic disc drives. So not only will we get a massive increase in storage size and performance, those same drives will require much less power.Read more at the University of York and Paul Scherrer Institut
Alerte Météo France orange : 10 départements du sud-ouest en vigilance oragesVendredi matin, Météo France a déclenché l’alerte orange sur 10 départements du sud-ouest de l’Hexagone, présentant un risque d’orages. Deux autres départements de l’est sont eux en vigilance canicule.L’alerte orange est de nouveau de mise sur l’Hexagone alors que les orages continuent d’éclater. Vendredi matin, Météo France a ainsi placé en vigilance 10 nouveaux départements situés dans le sud-ouest. Il s’agit des Deux-Sèvres, de la Vienne, de la Haute-Vienne, de la Charente, la Charente-Maritime, la Dordogne, la Gironde, le Lot-et-Garonne, les Landes et les Pyrénées-Atlantiques. “Une nouvelle vague d’orages violents va aborder le sud-ouest en soirée de vendredi”, a prévenu Météo France dans son bulletin. Ces épisodes orageux seront accompagnés de pluies abondantes, voire de grêle et de rafales de vent pouvant atteindre les 100 km/h. Des orages éclateront également localement sur d’autres départements. Météo France appellent donc à la prudence et recommande de ne pas utiliser de téléphone ou d’appareils électriques durant les orages, d’être prudent au cours des déplacements et de s’abriter hors des zones boisées. Alerte à la canicule sur le Rhône et l’Isère À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeOutre cette première alerte, 2 autres départements ont également été placés en vigilance orange, cette fois-ci pour un risque de canicule. Il s’agit du Rhône et de l’Isère où les températures atteindront dans la journée jusqu’à 38°C. Ailleurs, “les maximales atteindront 24 à 28 degrés sur le nord-ouest et le nord du pays, 26 à 28 sur l’Ile de France, 24 à 29 sur la côte atlantique, 30 à 35 du Sud-ouest au Nord-est et 30 à 33 sur la côte méditerranéenne”, indique Météo France.Face à ces températures, les pouvoirs publics rappellent l’importance de se rafraichir et de boire régulièrement, d’éviter de sortir aux heures les plus chaudes et de passer au moins 3 heures par jour dans un endroit frais. Le 26 juillet 2013 à 10:55 • Maxime Lambert
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 19, 2017 – Nassau – National Security Minister Marvin Dames said he has already informed all law enforcers that the days of cloaking crooked officers are over. Dames was addressing media questions on the recent arrests of corrections officers and defense force marines for illegal drug and arms possession.No longer will those wanting to join enforcement be able to bring a letter from their MPs to get a job; Minister Dames said recruitment standards are going to go by the book and this should secure higher caliber men and women to serve the public.The Minister was quick to explain that the majority of law enforcers are against illicit activities among the branches, so they welcome the arrests to clean house.#MagneticMediaNews#MarvinDames#badapplesoutsaysDames Related Items:#badapplesoutsaysDames, #magneticmedianews, #MarvinDames
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel said it withdrew the last of its ground forces from Gaza on Tuesday as it and Hamas began a temporary cease-fire. The calm sets the stage for talks in Egypt on a broader deal for a long-term truce and the rebuilding of the battered, blockaded coastal territory.Both sides halted cross-border attacks as the three-day truce took effect at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT). The shelling stopped and in Gaza City, where streets had been deserted during the war, traffic picked up and shops started opening.If the calm holds, it would be the longest lull in almost a month of fighting that has killed nearly 1,900 Palestinians and 67 Israelis.In coming days, Egyptian mediators plan to shuttle between Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo to try to work out new arrangements for Gaza.As details of the Palestinian demands emerged, there were some signs that Hamas is willing to give Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a role in Gaza as part of rebuilding efforts.Hamas seized control of Gaza from Abbas’ Palestinian Authority in 2007, prompting the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of the territory. Abbas’ return would presumably aim to reassure Israel and Egypt, allowing an easing of the closure.
A federal judge has ordered the Corps of Engineers to release documents about a planned coal terminal on the Columbia River at Boardman, Ore.Columbia Riverkeeper wanted to know why the Corps agreed to an easier environmental review for Ambre Energy’s terminal than two others in Washington state.The Oregonian reported the Corps withheld more than 300 pages and Riverkeeper sued to get them.Judge Paul Papak ordered their release Thursday, saying the agency failed to back up claims the documents should be exempt from disclosure. No deadline was set for releasing the documents.The proposed terminal would receive coal on trains from the Powder River Basin in the Northern Rockies. The coal would be barged down the Columbia River to a port for export to Asia.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputies shut down all northbound lanes near the Indiantown Road exit and continue to divert traffic. They urged drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.As of 11 p.m., the northbound lanes remained closed to traffic.Authorities in Palm Beach had closed the Turnpike in both directions at the Okeechobee Boulevard exit but have since reopened to roadway.Police continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Units from Miami-Dade Police, Florida Highway Patrol, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and Martin County Sheriff’s Office pursued the Chevy northbound.Officials said the suspect shot at officers through the rear windshield at some point during the pursuit. No officers were hurt.Just before 6 p.m., the chase crossed Boynton Beach Boulevard.Near mile marker 127 in Martin County, officials said, the suspect lost control of his car and hot into a 360-degree spin, at around 6:30 p.m.“He drove it into a guardrail,” said Snyder. This is the man police say shot at officers during a chase that started in Miami-Dade but ended in Martin County. He died on the Fla. Turnpike from a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.”No officers injured. @wsvn #7News @MiamiDadePD pic.twitter.com/aIVOfja7GY— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) October 21, 2018Officers found two semi-automatic pistols inside the suspect’s Chevy. PALM CITY, Fla. (WSVN) — A registered sex offender who fled from the scene of a crash in Florida City led authorities in a dangerous chase across four counties that ended when he lost control of his car in Martin County and fatally shot himself, officials said.According to Miami-Dade Police, it all began with a hit-and-run in the area of U.S. 1 and Southwest 336th Street, Saturday afternoon.“It was a hit-and-run with injuries in Florida City,” said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder. “Miami-Dade Police Department picked that vehicle up, saw it, attempted a stop. The vehicle started running.”Investigators said the suspect’s Chevy sedan took off and got on the Turnpike heading north. Officers said they heard a gunshot shortly after. When they approached the vehicle, they found the driver slumped over the steering wheel and bleeding.He was airlifted to an area hospital where he later died of what Snyder described as “a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”Saturday night, a fleet of Miami-Dade Police cruisers were parked on the left shoulder, one behind the other, near the suspect’s car, as some officers re-fueled the squad cars for the long drive back to South Florida.Officials have identified the suspect as Michael Sardinas of Hollywood, Florida. Sardinas, who was either 28 or 29 years old, had been on a felony release program and was listed as a “high-risk sex offender.” @OfficialJoelF my cousin just sent me this video of the car chase going passed them. pic.twitter.com/5iTTvtODHQ— danisbel (@xdanisbel) October 20, 2018Twitter users posted video of the pursuit, as Miami-Dade Police and Florida Highway Patrol zoomed by at a high rate of speed. he just sent me this one too. pic.twitter.com/RvGx6ERRAw— danisbel (@xdanisbel) October 20, 2018
The list of BPA members that report digital editions increased slightly at the end of 2007. In the December 2007 cycle, 224 publications reported digital copies, up 4.5 percent from 214 a year earlier. Oracle, a magazine from the company of the same name targeting the enterprise technology market, topped the list again with 122,827 digital subscribers, an 18.2 percent increase over the June cycle. Oracle’s number of digital subscribers is almost double that of the next highest member, eWeek, with 65,000 digital-only subscribers.The make-up of the top twenty publishers that report digital editions hasn’t changed much. The list almost entirely consists of tech, electronics and engineering-related titles. Foreign Policy is the loner of the bunch, reporting 19,946 digital subscribers—18.2 percent of its total qualified circulation. Renewable Energy Focus reported the highest number of digital users as a percentage of total qualified circ—64.3 percent of its 28,000 circulation use digital.
The Nintendo Switch Lite. Nintendo Nintendo’s Switch Lite, a $200 simplified version of the gaming giant’s Switch system, arrives on Sept. 20. The Lite’s smaller, all-in-one design is for handheld gaming only. Unlike the original, the controls are part of the body — not removable Joy-Cons — and there’s no way to output to a TV, so you’re always playing on its 720p-resolution 5.5-inch touchscreen. The more compact body should make it easier for gaming on the go, however, and Nintendo promises more than 6 hours of battery life.The Lite’s release puts it in play for holiday shopping season. However, that also means it’s up against the launch of Apple Arcade, Apple’s subscription gaming service. Expected this November, Arcade promises more than 100 new and exclusive games available for on- and offline play and should make the 2019 iPod Touch, also $200, a formidable handheld gaming opponent for the Switch Lite.Which device is best for you and your kid’s mobile gaming needs is not as straightforward as you might think. Here are a few ways to help you decide. $219 iPod Touch 2019 review: A device out of its time Mentioned Above Apple iPod Touch 2015 (16GB – blue) See it Review • Apple iPod Touch review: 2015 specs packed into a tiny 2012 body Now playing: Watch this: See It See All 5:39 $132 0 Apple iPod Touch 2015 null Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Share your voice • Built for games! vs. built for games? Nintendo being Nintendo, the Switch Lite is purpose built for gaming and, more specifically, it’s “dedicated to handheld play.” Compared to the 6.2-inch Switch display, the 5.5-inch Lite’s compact body will no doubt make it easier to manage for smaller hands. It’s a lot more jacket-pocket friendly than the regular Switch, too, and with its built-in controls it doesn’t flex or creak as much, according to CNET’s Scott Stein’s hands-on experience with the Lite.A new true D-pad on the left side replaces a set of four buttons on the Switch’s Joy-Con that offered those same functions, which should make it easier to play the older games available with the company’s subscription service, Nintendo Online. Plus, if you still want to use a full-size controller or Joy-Cons, you can with the Lite as well (there is no kickstand, though).The iPod Touch, on the other hand, is even smaller with just a 4-inch touchscreen and, obviously, no physical controls for gaming. It’s more pocketable for sure. Though, depending on the game, touch controls can be frustrating. You can buy a third-party Bluetooth controller for the Touch like the GameSir M2 or SteelSeries Nimbus. But along with being an additional expense, you’ll have to make sure the game you want to play supports a controller.The Switch game catalog is loaded with family friendly titles. Nintendo It’s about the gamesComfortable, responsive controls are great, but they don’t matter much if there are no games you want to play. There are currently more than 2,000 Switch games in Nintendo’s eShop, with more than 900 of them rated E (for Everyone) by the ESRB and more than 550 others are rated E10+. (They’re all easily sorted by those ratings in the eShop, as well.) Titles include all of Nintendo’s first-party games and characters — from Mario and Zelda to Kirby and Pokemon — as well as a huge catalog of indie games. And, of course, Fortnite.The other thing is, many of the Switch games are designed to be played with family and friends who also have a Switch. If you already have a Switch in your home, a Switch Lite is a less expensive way to play multiplayer games on the go and team up for online play. (You’ll likely need additional copies of a game to do it, however.) Apple Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Nintendo Switch Lite first impressions reading • Nintendo Switch Lite vs. Apple iPod Touch: Which is the best $200 gaming handheld for kids? Nintendo Apple Aside from the upcoming Apple Arcade, there are more than 300,000 games in the App Store, so saying there’s a lot to choose from is an absurd understatement. Plus, many big mobile games come to iOS first. And, of course, there’s Fortnite. If you’re concerned about ratings, Apple lists them with each title and in its Kids category, you can break them up into ages 5 and under, ages 6 to 8 and ages 9 to 11. However, these are not ESRB age ratings, but ones that “developers have self-identified as being appropriate for those age groups.” (Just FYI, the Google Play store lists ESRB ratings with its games.)Two other things to keep in mind are in-app purchases and storage. Both Switch and iOS games have in-app purchases and ways to stop your kids from making them. In iOS it can be done via the Screen Time settings. It’s worth noting, too, that Apple Arcade won’t have in-app purchases because everything will be included as part of the subscription. For the Switch, you can restrict purchases through your Nintendo account’s parental controls.As for storage, while both the Lite and Touch have 32GB of storage, only the Lite has a microSD card slot so you can load up on all the games you want and do it fairly inexpensively. For the iPod Touch, it will cost you $300 for a 128GB model and $400 for 256GB. Nintendo doesn’t list the maximum supported storage, but a 256GB microSD card is less than $50.The iPod Touch up against the full-size Nintendo Switch. Sarah Tew/CNET But apps are nice, tooI know this is about gaming, and kids, and kids playing games, but you really can’t ignore what Apple’s App Store has to offer beyond popular games. From educational titles to streaming video and music to messaging and video chat, the app options are seemingly endless. Then you add in the updated hardware like its A10 Fusion processor — the same one found in its step-brother the iPhone 7 — and its front and rear cameras and you can include the AR apps in the App Store in the final tally also.For the Switch Lite, the app selection is, um, light. You’ll find Hulu, YouTube and a couple others. But, again, the Switch is made primarily for handheld gaming, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that your kids won’t find a great sleep-tracking app (though Netflix would still be nice).As it stands, though, the Nintendo Switch Lite is likely going to be the better on-the-go gaming experience for your kids (and you), especially if you already have the regular Switch in your home. An iPod Touch makes more sense if your child’s needs stretch beyond gaming or you intend to sign up for Apple Arcade in November. Walmart CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 8:34 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Consoles Video Games Mobile Now playing: Watch this:
RupaThe case filed over the murder of Zakia Sultana Rupa, a law student and multinational company employee, after gang rape in a running bus was shifted to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Tangail on Monday.Senior judicial magistrate Golam Kibria ordered to transfer of the case, said special public prosecutor of the tribunal Nasimul Akter Nasim.He also said steps will be taken for quick disposal of the case.Earlier, on Sunday, police indicted five accused — bus driver Habibur, its supervisor Safar Ali, and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir — in the case.Rupa, 27, was murdered after gang rape in the running bus while returning to Mymensingh from Bogra on 25 August.Police recovered the bloodstained body from Panchmail area of Madhupur upazila on that night.Following post-mortem, she was buried at the town central graveyard as unclaimed body. Later, victim’s relatives identified her seeing her photograph.On 28 August, police arrested the five accused from Mymensingh over the killing of Rupa.On 31 August, police exhumed the body of Rupa and handed it over to her family for burial in a proper manner.Rupa, who completed her Masters from Bogra Azizul Haque College, was studying law at Dhaka Ideal Law College. She was working at Unilever Bangladesh Limited at its Sherpur branch.
a combination of file pictures with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, also leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and Martin Schulz, leader of Germany’s social democratic SPD party and candidate for Chancellor. Photo: AFPChancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany’s post-war history.Voting begins at 0600 GMT in Europe’s biggest economy and exit polls are announced at 1600 GMT, with few expecting surprises given Merkel’s double-digit poll lead.For months, the woman now dubbed the “eternal chancellor” has been the favourite over her centre-left rival Martin Schulz and looked set to win another term and match the 16-year reign of her mentor Helmut Kohl.To many in the West, a fourth Merkel victory will come as a relief in a turbulent world, with hopes she will serve as a calm-headed counterweight to US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin and as the key EU ally to reformist French President Emmanuel Macron.But the election is also expected to mark a milestone for the four-year-old Alternative for Germany (AfD) which, like right-wing populists elsewhere, rails against migrants, Muslims and mainstream parties.It has been polling at 11-13 percent and could become Germany’s third strongest party, driven by anger over the influx of one million migrants and refugees, many from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, since 2015.“The AfD’s entry into the Bundestag marks an epochal step forward for the far right,” said Joerg Forbrig of think-tank the German Marshall Fund of the United States.By entering parliament, he said, “the xenophobic, revisionist and anti-European political force” will have heightened visibility and access to campaign finance, dozens of offices and hundreds of staff.‘Democracy stress test’After a “vicious” campaign, in which the AfD demanded an end to German guilt over two world wars, Forbig warned that “German democracy is about to face its biggest stress test ever”.At Merkel’s final major stump speech Friday in the southern city of Munich, right-wing activists tried to drown her out with whistles and vuvuzelas and chants of “get lost”.But the 63-year-old refused to be derailed from her stability-and-prosperity mantra, telling the crowd that “the future of Germany will definitely not be built with whistles and hollers”.Schulz, for his part, recalled with pride the SPD’s history of resisting the Nazi regime and told a Berlin rally that “this Alternative for Germany is no alternative. They are a shame for our nation.”Aside from the populist noise, the past two months of campaigning have been widely criticised as lacklustre, with few hot-button issues dividing the main contenders.The more outspoken Schulz, former president of the European parliament, has told voters to reject Merkel’s “sleeping-pill politics” and vote against “another four years of stagnation and lethargy”.In greying Germany, more than half of the 61 million voters are aged 52 or older, and especially Merkel’s conservatives have pitched a low-key and reassuring message of stability and prosperity.On Saturday, Merkel-who has signalled she was running again mainly out of a sense of duty-urged her supporters to cast their ballots with a folksy call to “bring home the bacon”.‘Sleeping-pill politics’For the past term, Merkel’s CDU has ruled with the SPD as its junior partner in a “grand coalition”, marked by broad agreement on major topics, from foreign policy to migration.Governing in Merkel’s shadow has cost the SPD voter support, and polls give it 21-22 percent compared to 34-36 percent for Merkel’s conservative bloc, which also includes the Bavarian CSU.Looking at the surveys, many rank-and file SPD members believe the traditional working class party would benefit from a stint in opposition to rekindle its fighting spirit.This would leave the presumed winner Merkel in need of new coalition partners-possibly the liberal and pro-business Free Democrats, who are hoping for a comeback after crashing out of parliament four years ago.Another potential partner would be the ecologist and left-leaning Greens party, which, however, starkly differs with the FDP on issues from climate change to migration policy.
Driver of bus that killed Abrar had no licence!Atiqul Islam, businessman-turned-mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, wondered how the driver of the bus that killed university student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury in Dhaka on Tuesday was running a heavy vehicle without licence required.The driver was engaged in operating the bus although he had licence only for running smaller vehicles, the mayor of the ruling Awami League said on Wednesday when he went to talk to the agitating students near Bashundhara.Several hundred students gathered there in protest against the death of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury when a Suprabhat bus ran over him in Nodda area of the city on Tuesday morning.“How is it possible that the driver was running a bus without a licence proper? Legal action is being taken against him,” said Atiqul Islam.Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah, who also went there, said the services of the Suprabhat remain suspended and the route permit of the bus that killed the student was cancelled.The bus driver, Sirajul Islam, was detained immediately after the mishap on Tuesday morning.The protesting students came up with a set of demands including punishment for the driver, improvement in the licencing process, and other steps that can address the problems that lead to such accidents.Mayor Atiqul said, steps would be taken following discussion at the top level of the government.
Laura Isensee/Houston Public MediaThis file photo shows HISD interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan during an event held in August 2018 at Hilliard Elementary. The HFT says Lathan should compete in a search for a permanent Superintendent.The Houston Federation of Teachers (HFT) is urging the Board of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) to start a national search for a new superintendent.Leaders with the Houston teachers union voted unanimously on this issue.They want the Houston school board to hire a search firm to conduct what they call a rigorous and transparent search.HFT president Zeph Capo said in a statement that interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan has earned the right to compete, but a wide net should be cast.Lathan’s served in the role since March when the previous schools chief resigned for a job in New York. Share
HAVANA — The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Tuesday authorizing daily U.S. commercial flights to the communist-ruled island for the first time in more than 50 years.The deal allows up to 110 daily flights to 10 destinations in Cuba, with about 20 of them to the capital Havana, where authorities have ordered renovations to double the capacity of José Martí airport.“Today is a historic day in the relationship between Cuba and the United States,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Havana, where he signed the accord with his Cuban counterpart Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez.“For the first time in more than five decades, the United States and Cuba will allow (airlines) to establish a service between our two nations.”Rodríguez said the agreement marked “the start of a new era in air transport links between Cuba and the United States, which will contribute to the deepening of ties between our two countries.”Currently, all flights between the two countries are charter flights.U.S. authorities said they would immediately invite American airlines to submit applications to operate the flights to Cuba, with routes to be set up within months.The Cuban government will also give “thorough consideration to future requests from the U.S. government to increase this level of service,” said U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Transportation Affairs Thomas Engle.The agreement allows for regular flights “between any city in the U.S. and any city in Cuba,” provided it is equipped with infrastructure for international air travel, he added.Airlines in the two countries can now strike deals on code-sharing and aircraft leasing, the Cuban embassy said in December when the plan was announced.However, travel by U.S. tourists is still barred under the trade embargo that the United States slapped on Cuba in the 1960s after Fidel Castro came to power in a revolution.The U.S. Treasury Department has set 12 categories of authorized travel including for artists and journalists.Multiple destinations“Initially, the U.S. carriers will be allowed to fly 20 scheduled frequencies per day to Havana, the largest market, and remember that the current level is zero,” Engle said.They may also “fly 10 scheduled frequencies per day to any other city in Cuba that has an airport open to international service.”Besides Havana, flights will be allowed to Camaguey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Manzanillo, Matanzas, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba.The agreement formally opens the door for Cuban airlines to start operating future flights into the United States.But Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Brandon Belford said Cuban airlines will still have to obtain their own licenses from U.S. authorities.“So we do not anticipate Cuban-owned aircraft serving the U.S. in the near future,” he said.Call for applicationsOn Tuesday, the Treasury Department was to invite U.S. airlines to submit applications to be allocated the new flights to Cuba.American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines have previously expressed an interest in running regular flights to Cuba as has JetBlue, which already operates charter flights.Belford said “carriers will have 15 days to submit their applications if they want to serve Havana and the other nine airports.”All final decisions will be made in within about six months.“Our expectation is that we will be in position to make a decision and make it final sometime in the summer, in terms of which carriers and which U.S. cities will have service into Cuba,” Belford said.Commercial flights between Cuba and the United States were cancelled 53 years ago but since the mid-1970s, authorized charter flights have been allowed under certain conditions.Cuba is strengthening its foreign commercial ties after formally restoring diplomatic relations with the United States in July. Facebook Comments Related posts:How Cuba is and isn’t changing, one year after thaw with U.S. Obama to make historic visit to Cuba in March Panama and ‘Panama Papers’ law firm under the media’s lenses African, Cuban migrant children in limbo at Panama-Costa Rica border
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