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UN Denounces Mass Immigrant Expulsions in Algeria

Rabat – The UN has denounced reported mass expulsions of sub-Saharan migrants from Algeria as illegal under international law. “We urge Algeria to implement the recommendations made by the Committee on Migrant Workers in April, including to explicitly prohibit collective expulsions and establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure that expulsions of migrant workers are carried out in strict compliance with international standards,” UN Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani asserted in a press briefing Tuesday.According to the UN human rights office (OHCHR), raids by Algerian security forces typically occur in construction sites and areas with high migrant populations, although migrants also testified to arrest and detention after encounters with Algerian authorities in the street Many of the deported migrants often end up in neighboring Niger or Mali, without money, passports, food, or clothes due to the rapid nature of the deportations, Shamdasani added. Following detention in the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset, detained migrants are moved to the Nigerien city Agadez or smaller border cities, where they are abandoned without food, possessions, or contacts. Surrounded by the Sahara desert, many migrants are often forced to walk for hours in the heat to cross the Nigerien border.In its statement, the OHCHR urged Algerian authorities to maintain migrants’ rights to seek asylum, to the principle of non-refoulement (forced deportation), and to due process under international law.Reports of Algeria’s mass migrant deportations to Niger first surfaced in August 2017 to widespread condemnation by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The organization denounced the expulsions as blatant violations of international migrant protections granted by the UN and African Union.Racism in the country, evidenced by the popular hashtag #Say_No_to_Africans and reports of frequent assaults, feeds migrant vilification and detention; even Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia referring to the sub-Saharan undocumented population as “a source of crime, drugs, and many other plagues” in July 2017.Although Algerian officials have discussed the possibility of implementing a regularization program similar to that of Morocco, legislative action has made little progress.In April, Algerian interior ministry official Hassen Kacimi reported to Reuters that the North African country “is very concerned by the growing number of illegal migrants.”Dismissing condemnation from human rights organizations, the official stated, “Nobody has helped us, we are handling the situation with our own means.” read more


Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 8009 cents US

The average value for the Canadian dollar on Wednesday was 80.09 cents US, up 0.40 of a cent from Tuesday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2486, down 0.62 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6459, down 0.79 of a cent, and US$1.3182, up 0.02 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4708, down 0.44 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.


Norway to provide NOK 60 million for mine action in Sri Lanka

With the help of national and international organisations, Sri Lanka has carried out extensive mine clearance activities. In December 2018, 94 % of the mined areas had been cleared. Norway’s contribution will support the vital efforts the authorities are making in this area. The funding provided by Norway will be channelled through two mine clearance organisations that have working in the country for a long time: the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and the HALO Trust. Norway’s main focus is on humanitarian mine clearance to protect civilians. Norway is to provide NOK 60 million over a period of three years for mine action in Sri Lanka. ‘Sri Lanka has been heavily contaminated by landmines, but the country is now approaching its goal of becoming mine-free. This year, Norway holds the presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty, and intends to help Sri Lanka achieve this important goal,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide. ‘Mine clearance efforts are an important part of the reconciliation process, and mean that families who were forced to leave their homes during the war can return home safely,’ Ms Eriksen Søreide said. Supporting mine action is part of Norway’s obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty, which was adopted in Oslo in 1997. In 2018, the Government provided NOK 325 million for mine clearance efforts in 18 countries. This level of funding will be maintained in 2019. This is also in line with Norway’s new humanitarian strategy. State Secretary Marianne Hagen announced Norway’s contribution at a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghein Colombo today. read more


Annan deeply concerned at eruption of violence in Nepal

“The Secretary-General regrets that the insurgents abandoned peace talks with the Government that started last August,” Fred Eckhard, a spokesman for Mr. Annan, said in a statement. “He will continue to follow closely the developments in Nepal.”According to the spokesman, rebels belonging to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) broke a four-month long ceasefire and resumed armed actions in more than one-third of the Kingdom’s districts.


African ministers at UNorganized meeting agree measures to prevent terrorism

The two-day Ministerial round-table was convened to strengthen national and sub-regional counter-terrorism efforts and to identify areas for further action, particularly in bolstering the legal regime against the threat. The declaration adopted by participants reaffirmed the commitment of 27 countries from West and Central Africa to ratify and implement all universal instruments against terrorism. The ministers and senior officials also pledged to enhance cooperation to prevent and combat the scourge. In a message delivered on behalf of Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Executive Director of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee, Javier Ruperez, said the meeting, organized by UNODC with the support of the Government of Spain, met on 25 and 26 May, was an excellent example of the steps countries and regions need to take to unite against terrorism.Noting that no country or region is immune from the threat, UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa stressed that preventing and combating terrorism requires trans-border cooperation in areas such as sharing intelligence, providing mutual legal assistance and extradition.He urged States to translate legal commitments into practice. Noting that this may require new skills or the upgrading of existing capacity, for example in law enforcement, criminal justice or improving financial intelligence and anti-money laundering, he pledged the world body’s full support. “UNODC is at your disposal,” he told the ministers.Participants identified a number of areas where they would welcome technical assistance from UNODC, particularly in training criminal justice officials and harmonizing national laws. read more


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Late hockey player honoured with memorial game

A popular Brock hockey player who died suddenly in April will be remembered in a memorial hockey game on Friday.Vince ScottVince Scott will be the namesake of the Vince Scott Memorial Game, which will happen at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 17 when the Badgers host the Laurier Golden Hawks. The Badgers will honour their former teammate by retiring his number 24 sweater in a ceremony just before the game. They will also name the leading scorer trophy after him.The Mississauga native was 23 when he was killed in a car crash in Thorold on April 28. He was an honour student and leading scorer of the Badgers hockey team that season.Scott was a second-year Business Administration student who transferred to Brock from the University of Prince Edward Island. He was selected Most Valuable Player by his team in 2009/10, and participated in community initiatives like Brock’s “Little Badgers on Blades” hockey school.Brock coach Murray Nystrom said at the time that Scott had “an engaging personality.“Our conversations would start with hockey but seemed to evolve into a discussion of our families,” he said. “I will always remember his wit and welcoming smile.”The Vince Scott Memorial Game will happen during the 2010 Brock Badgers Steel Blade Tournament, which showcases some of the best in Ontario University Athletics. Division rival University of Guelph will also play in the tournament, which is sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities and RBC Asset Management.Other games:Sept. 16 – Game 1 – 7:15 p.m. – Guelph vs. BrockSept. 18 – Game 3 – 7:15 p.m. – Guelph vs. LaurierSept. 19 – Game 4 – 7:15 p.m. – ChampionshipAll games are played at the Seymour-Hannah Centre. Tickets are $10 per game, or $5 for students and youth. Children under 10 are admitted for free. read more


Brazil ruins Argentinian party

argentinabrazilBuenos AiresPan American Champiionship ← Previous Story Dragan Markovic leaves Bosnian bench after five years!q Next Story → Chile en route to France 2017! A new Pan American champion will be crowned this weekend since Argentina, the title holder, was knocked out in the semi-final by Brazil by 23-20. The conducted by Jordi Ribera obtained a victory that was built during the second half of the match and have secured a spot in France 2017. The Argentinian, which will be out of the fight for the gold medal for the first time in 20 years, will play for the last spot left for the World Championship and for the third place of the tournament in home soil.The setting was perfect for a match of this scale. The stadium was full (5,000 people, sold out) and the crowd in Buenos Aires was eager for an Argentinian victory. Brazil reached the semi-final after 5 victories in the group round, while the local team had a more agonic classification.The lead by Eduardo Gallardo had surprisingly lost against Greenland last Wednesday. And on the last match of the round an agonic win over Chile put them in the semi-final, but the team were almost out of the fight for the medals, and therefore out of the World Championship in France until a goal by Federico Pizarro in the dying seconds of the match and a desperate block by Federico Fernández (with an empty goal) brought them back to life.But this was a new phase, this was a win-or-go-home game and the outcome of previous matches was now part of the past. It was as tough as expected. The goal difference was not bigger than two goals for the entire first half. Both teams made use of the seventh player rule, just like in previous matches; during which Fabio Chiuffa and then Federico Fernandez missed the target with an empty goal. The crowd played its part and helped the local team raise its spirit to turn the score around, but two bad ball handlings led to two fast breaks that Brazil changed for goals. By the end of the first 30 minutes, the score was 9-9.Right after the beginning of the second half, centre-back Sebastian Simonet, who had scored two goals, left the court with an injury on his right shoulder. He wouldn’t come back for the rest of the match and it was his younger brother, Pablo, who took over the leading of the team. Brazil speeded up and took advantage of the two defensive changes that Argentina made on almost every play, but it was a couple of fast breaks that made the difference. The Albicelestes insisted on playing with the pivot, but the Brazilian defence was very awake and the passes would not reach their destination. With 10 minutes left to be played the score was 18-14. In the end, the difference was not too big, but the time left on the clock was not enough for the locals to overcome it.For Jose Toledo, Wisla Plock’s right back, the match was decided due in the physical aspect: “I think the difference was there. They made two changes in the centre of the defence and we exploited it and speeded up when we needed to. We ran the entire time and I think eventually they got tired a little bit. The rotation of our players was also important; we made lots of changes depending on Argentina’s defensive set up”.Fabio Chiuffa (BRA) and Federico Fernandez (ARG) were top scorers of the match with 5 goals each. Brazil’s rival for the final will be Chile while Argentina will face Uruguay for the third place and the last spot at stake for France 2017. read more


30kmh speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3122161 Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie Share28 Tweet Email 12,490 Views 88 Comments By Michelle Hennessy Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie Dec 6th 2016, 9:04 AM Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 9:04 AM DUBLIN CITY COUNCILLORS have approved the introduction of a 30km/h speed limit on all residential roads within the canal ring of the city.In a vote last night, 37 councillors were in favour, eight were against and two abstained.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe said the new by-laws will come into force on roads inbetween canals on 31 March. At the end of May, a number of other residential areas will also see a change to the 30km/h limit.“The reason for it is that it’ll save lives. There is a lot of strong academic evidence saying that if people are driving slower, less people will be killed or injured,” Cuffe said.The councillor also said the change will ease parents’ worries about their children walking in these areas. Road signs will now be changed to reflect the new, lower speed limit and “where budgets allow”, the council will make changes to the roads.“Simply changing the road signs does work – you get a significant change,” he said.Read: The AA thinks they’re ‘ridiculous’, but Dublin City Council stands firm on 30km speed limits>Read: Breakdown: These are the speeds of drivers caught over the speed limit since 7am> Short URL 30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives. last_img read more


Carrascos wife confirms Arsenal and United interest

first_imgThe wife of Yannick Carrasco, Noemie Happart, has welcomed interest from Premier League clubs and confirmed they want to leave China and return to Europe.Carrasco left Atletico Madrid in February 2018 to sign for Dalian Yifang and has scored seven goals in 25 appearances so far for the Chinese Super League club.Recent reports suggest he’s unhappy in the far east and is looking to move in the January transfer window.Arsenal and Manchester United were reportedly offered the player, but Unai Emery’s statement that the club will only bring in players on loan might scupper the deal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Carrasco’s wife, Noemie Happart has confirmed the reports linking her husband to Arsenal and Manchester United.“There are a lot of things going on, he has been called by a lot of clubs,” Happart told Belgian TV Show RTBF.“A lot of clubs are interested, nothing concrete, nothing has been signed yet.“Yes, they [Arsenal and Manchester United] are interested. I do not hide it, but nothing is signed.”last_img read more


More than 36000 Poway Unified School District student head back to school

first_img August 22, 2018 Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) – The Poway Unified School District, San Diego County’s third largest school district, with 39 campuses K-12, is excited to welcome back over 36,000 of its students on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 22, 2018.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman spoke with Poway High School’s new principal, Richard Nash, about the new safety measures that have been implemented for the new school year. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, More than 36,000 Poway Unified School District student head back to school Posted: August 22, 2018last_img read more


Struggling with debt Congress talks defense cuts

first_imgTaking a stance once unthinkable in a time of two wars, Democrats and Republicans alike are insisting that the billions spent on the military can be significantly cut back over the next decade as the nation struggles to reduce its spiraling debt.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to slash spending and increase the government’s borrowing authority would cap spending by the Pentagon and other government agencies at $1.2 trillion. Conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has called for just over $1 trillion in defense cuts in his “Back in Black” plan, including fewer weapons, fighter jets and personnel. A bipartisan group of six senators envisions reductions of more than $800 billion in 10 years.The proposals reflect a rare bipartisan consensus driven by a dire economic outlook. The numbers even outpace what a Democratic commander in chief called for earlier this year. In April, President Barack Obama instructed the Pentagon to find $400 billion in defense savings over 12 years and said no decisions on specifics would be made until the Pentagon had completed a review of options for achieving such reductions.No matter which plan emerges in the latest debt showdown — Reid’s or the House GOP plan by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio — both call for creation of a 12-person, House-Senate bipartisan committee to find trillions in deficit cuts. Defense spending will be a ripe target, especially since the money would come from cuts in projected increases. Defense budgets, not including the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, consistently have gone up in recent years, from just over $370 billion in the late 1990s to around $550 billion today.Military leaders and lawmakers on the congressional committees overseeing the Pentagon warn of creating a “hollow” fighting force. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, Obama’s choice for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel this week that cuts of $800 billion or more “would be extraordinarily difficult and very high-risk.” Leaders in the Marine Corps, Air Force, Army and Navy told a House panel that cuts of that magnitude would force them to restructure their respective services and cause problems meeting the demands of commanders in the field.last_img read more


Interest in Barrys Ward 8 Seat Has Already Started

first_imgThe passing of Marion Barry, the District’s former mayor and Ward 8 council member, has already got several political activists in the ward pondering and some actually positioning for a run at his seat in a special election next year.Former D.C. Council Chairman Arrington Dixon is mentioned as a possible successor to Barry.On Dec. 1, the District of Columbia Board of Elections picked April 28, 2015 as the date of the special election to replace Barry and nominating petitions can be picked up by candidates on Dec. 8.Natalie Williams, president of the Ward 8 Democrats and an advisory neighborhood commissioner, has made it clear in the past that she wants to represent the ward. However, Williams, who once served as Barry’s press secretary, said that her focus presently is on grieving her former boss.“There is no secret of my interest in leading the ward,” Williams said. “However, this time we all are in reflection on life and legacy of Marion Barry.”The Rev. Anthony Motley, a Barry ally and one of the ward’s most influential activists, said that he will not run for the council seat but noted that “a whole lot of people will get in the race.”Barry has been the Ward 8 council member from 1993-1995 and 2005 until his death on Nov. 23. There has been speculation in the ward and informal jockeying on who will replace Barry.The person elected on April 28 will serve out the rest of Barry’s term, which officially ends in early January 2017.Sandra “S.S.” Seegars, a longtime Ward 8 activists and former member of the D.C. Taxicab Commission, wants to be that replacement.“Yes, I am committed to making a run for the position,” said Seegars, who also ran against Barry in 2012. “I believe that I can represent the ward because I have been working hard out here for quite a while and I can make a difference as the council member.”Mary Cuthbert, an advisory neighborhood commissioner and political activist in the ward for decades, said that there are others who have indicated a desire for the council position other than Williams and Seegars.“I know that Darrell Gaston, Charles Wilson and Sheila Bunn are interested in it but I am not,” Cuthbert said. “I am staying out of this one.”Gaston is a former commissioner who lost his seat in the Nov. 4 general election and Wilson is a commissioner who is known as a leader in Historic Anacostia. Bunn, the daughter of the late Ward 8 entrepreneur and activist James Bunn, served on D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s executive staff.Cuthbert does have a prospective candidate who she would like to see run: former D.C. Council Chairman Arrington Dixon. Dixon served as Ward 4’s first representative from 1974-1978 and chaired the council from 1979-1983 and served briefly as an at-large member in 1997.Cuthbert said that Dixon would be an excellent fill-in for the next 15 months.“He is the one person who is capable of performing the council duties in the way that Marion would have wanted it done,” Cuthbert said. “The other people who are interested in running don’t have that type of experience.”Charles Wilson told the AFRO that he is “considering a run and will pray about it.”There is speculation that some residents would like to see Barry’s widow, Cora Masters Barry, run for the seat and Jacque Patterson, a former president of the Ward 8 Democrats, has said that Barry was grooming his son, Christopher, to take his place. Keith Silver, a former commissioner in Ward 6 and a leader in the annual Martin Luther King Jr., holiday procession, wants his friend, Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes to become a candidate.“We are asking your consideration and support to join the growing list and chorus of a cross-section of people from every station in life who fully understands the needs in Ward 8 to draft Denise Rolark Barnes,” Silver said in an email he sent out recently.The late D.C. Council member Wilhelmina Rolark was Barnes’ stepmother who represented Ward 8 from 1977-1993. Barry defeated Wilhelmina Rolark for re-election in 1992.Barnes, who is a board member of the Events DC, the city’s tourism and entertainment agency, didn’t respond to an AFRO email for comment by press time.Commissioner Anthony Lorenzo Green hasn’t decided whom he will support for council member, but he makes it clear what he doesn’t want.“I don’t want the new Marion Barry but someone who learned from Barry,” Green said. “We need a council member that will bring people together. I want to know what this person will do on the council.”Cuthbert said that campaigning for the Ward 8 seat isn’t proper at this time.“We haven’t even buried Marion and people are already talking about replacing him,” she said. “That’s disgraceful. People should at least wait until he is buried.”last_img read more


The Surprising Perks and Privileges Inmates had on Alcatraz

first_imgLocated in San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island has had several different purposes. After its exploration in the 1840s, it originally became home to the American West Coast’s first lighthouse. Later it became a military fort, then a military prison, and, finally, the most notorious federal penitentiary in our nation’s history. Alcatraz is famous for being both one of the meanest prisons in the country, and also for being nearly impossible to escape. The island the prison sits on is essentially a barren limestone rock in the middle of the bay, and has few animals, little vegetation, and no source of fresh water. The only ways off the island were by boat, plane, or a long and difficult swim through shark-infested waters.Alcatraz Island, 1895Its lack of resources is part of what made it so hard for potential escapees to flee, since its very barrenness both offered convicts very few places to hide and nothing with which they could build a raft or otherwise try to put together a way to leave the island, according to How It Works Magazine. Additionally, the surrounding water was full of strong currents and was very cold, often no more than around 60 °F (16 °C), making escape even more challenging.Alcatraz. Photo by Frank Schulenburg CC BY-SA 4.0The facility held some of the country’s most notorious convicts during its 30 years as a federal prison, including the likes of Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Robert Stroud, who became known as the Birdman of Alcatraz.Here are some little-known facts about this infamous prison.Mug shot of Al Capone at the now closed Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in CaliforniaThe prison offered some luxury as a disguise for security. One of the things that set Alcatraz apart from most other prisons during its tenure was that it allowed prisoners to have reasonably hot showers. While the prisoners no doubt appreciated the small luxury and thought it a kindness, the truth is more complex than that.The water in San Francisco Bay is quite frigid, and allowing prisoners hot showers made it much harder for potential escapees to become acclimated to the cold water of the bay. That comfort made escape even more difficult, according to Useless Info Junkie.The cells were tiny – around nine feet by five feetTourism site The Travel, offers other bits of information about the prison, including the fact that the guards spent a lot of time shuffling prisoners around to different parts of the facility.The prison had different levels of punishment, and they were in different parts of the facility, which meant relocating prisoners if they were assigned to a different regime.D Block was the section reserved for the harshest punishments, such as segregation or solitary confinement. Of the 36 segregation cells, six were set aside for total isolation from any other people.Reconstruction of the cell from which inmates escaped at Alcatraz, San FranciscoPrisoners who were new to the island had their own section, as well. They were put into the cells on the ground the floor, which were referred to as “the flats”, in a special section known as “Fish Row” when they first arrived.Conditions for the prisoners weren’t uniformly or consistently harsh. Despite its reputation, the prison reserved harsher punishments for prisoners who failed to follow the rules. Those that didn’t cause problems were treated much more kindly, even having the opportunity to work in the staff’s homes.Aerial view of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, CAThe prisoners didn’t have to spend all their time in their cells. There was a library housed in D Block. The recreation area had a baseball diamond, and the inmates played the game with some modifications of the rules meant to accommodate the restrictions of playing in the confined space of a prison yard. Another activity was a “house band”, whose members included Al Capone. Some prisoners also tended the gardens.Apparently, the food wasn’t half had, either. Menus from the mid-1940s show that the prisoners tucked into hearty dishes like bacon jambalaya, pork roast with all the trimmings, or beef pot pie Anglaise.Inside a cell block, Alcatraz Island prisonDespite the great food and the baseball games, Alcatraz was still a very tough prison. The most obvious example of what life would be like for an inmate is the fact that the cells were tiny.While prisoners didn’t have to share cells, the cells they had were only about nine feet by five feet and held a cot, a toilet, and a sink. Space was cramped, and a good-sized adult male could stretch out his arms and touch both sides of his cell without working hard.Metal cups from Alcatraz prison in San Francisco, CaliforniaAnother way that Alcatraz maintained its reputation as a place to be feared is that guards occasionally placed a heavy ball and chain on prisoners for punishment. And it was hard to break the rules without being caught; the prison had one guard for every three prisoners, an extremely high ratio.Besides being in very close quarters, the inmates could only talk to each other during meal times and recreation periods during the prison’s early years. When they were in their cells or otherwise occupied, they were expected to maintain silence, even in general population. After several years, the practice was deemed too harsh even for convicts, however, and the rule of silence was lifted.New arrivals at Alcatraz were put into a designated section on the ground the floor, known as Fish RowAlcatraz only served as a federal prison for about 30 years, from the mid-1930s until the mid-1960s. Despite its function as an ideal place for the most notorious and hardened offenders, it was also extremely expensive to run. Staff costs were very high, as not only were there wages to consider, but prison employees and their families lived on the island, so the costs associated with their maintenance had to be factored in. All this made it the single most expensive prison in the country to keep running.Related Video: Fantastic Drone Footage of Corfe Castle – Site of one the Most Famous Sieges in HistoryAs time passed and the concrete and steel infrastructure began to deteriorate, it was decided that the cost of making repairs was too onerous and the prison was closed.Read another story from us: Inside Alcatraz – Rare Behind the Scenes Look at Life on ‘The Rock’Alcatraz is currently a popular tourist destination, full of legends. Even though it’s no longer home to a criminal population, its reputation continues to hold fascination with the public.last_img read more


Microsoft drops Messaging Everywhere feature in Windows 10

first_imgMicrosoft drops Messaging Everywhere feature in Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on June 29, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 4 commentsMicrosoft announced today the release of a new Windows Insider Build for Fast ring users that removes the Messaging Everywhere feature from the operating system.Messaging Everywhere allowed users to browse, send and receive Windows mobile text messages on a PC running Windows 10.Basically, what it did was keep the messages in sync between the PC and the mobile device, so that PC users could browse, read and reply to messages on the PC without using the phone at all.This is different from the existing option to use Cortana to send messages to contacts (which routes the information to the phone from where it is sent).Microsoft drops Messaging Everywhere feature in Windows 10Microsoft notes that the feature has been received well by Windows Insiders, users who run test builds of Windows 10.The company removes the feature from Windows 10 to develop “an even better experience” through the Skype application.The experience was well-received by Insiders however we believe we can deliver an even better experience through the Skype app. Because of this, we decided not to release this feature as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer. Starting with Build 14376 and going forward, Insiders will no longer have the ability to reply to text messages from their phone via the Messaging app on their PCs.Messaging Everywhere never made it into the stable version of the Windows 10 operating system. While Microsoft mentioned that the feature was well received, it did not mention how many of the testers did actually use it.The option to reply to text messages using Cortana is not affected by the change, and remains an option.Microsoft plans to share details on bringing a “great messaging everywhere” experience through the Skype application in the coming months.Obviously, this means that Windows users who want to make use of the feature need to use Skype for that in the near future.Improvements in Windows 10 Build 14376The new build moves the build number one step closer to the final one. Microsoft stopped adding new major features to preview builds of Windows 10 a while ago, and pushes out fixes and optimizations only through these updates.The late nights continue in Redmond and this build has nearly 1,800 fixes over the last build – with many of the notable fixes and improvements listed below.The list of improvements and fixes is quite long. Here are the noteworthy ones:Store update that improves performance and reliability.Clicking on networks or VPN conections in the network flyout will now launch the network settings.Fixed several minor lock screen and login issues such as background display issues, Windows Hello repeating the name when it should not, or the password reverting to hidden status if you used the reveal button to display it and trying to edit it.Fixed an issue that prevented the “set time zone automatically” feature from working properly.You can check out all fixes, improvements and known issues (none for PC according to Microsoft) on the official Windows Experience blog.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft drops Messaging Everywhere feature in Windows 10DescriptionMicrosoft announced today the release of a new Windows Insider Build for Fast ring users that removes the Messaging Everywhere feature from the operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


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