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Youth at center of smudging controversy fighting for his life

first_imgTim FontaineAPTN National NewsA young man who fought for the right to smudge before going to high school each morning is now fighting for his life in a Toronto hospital, his family says.Stephen Bunn is suffering from a mysterious illness that is causing his liver to fail, according to Bunn’s mother Sandy Louise.“He is waiting to find a liver transplant as soon as possible,” Louise said. “The doctors are not sure what caused his liver to fail but it’s serious.”Louise says just days ago Bunn complained of aches and a cough. He was admitted to a hospital where he lives in Brandon, Manitoba but was quickly transferred to Winnipeg before being flown to Toronto.“Each time we were told his liver was getting worse and then starting to fail,” she said.Bunn – who turned 18 just this August – attended Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon. In November 2013, he was at the center of a controversy when he was told by school officials not to smudge before attending classes as they worried it smelled like drugs. After he and his family complained to the school division, an Elder was called in to help mediate a solution where Bunn could still smudge.Sandy Louise is with her son in Toronto. She says the family is praying her son can get a liver transplant soon.last_img read more


5 killed as buildings collapse in strong Philippine quake

first_imgManila: At least five people were killed when buildings collapsed near Manila after a powerful earthquake set skyscrapers swaying and drove terrified locals into the street. Rescuers in one area were using heavy equipment and their bare hands to hunt for survivors in the rubble left by the strongest quake to strike close to the densely populated Philippine capital in years. Three bodies were pulled out of a shopping mall in the town of Porac, while a woman and her grandchild were crushed to death in the town of Lubao, said Lilia Pineda, governor of Pampanga province northwest of Manila. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”We believe there are still people trapped in the four-storey building,” Pineda said referring to the shopping mall, adding that up to eight people could be dead. “Our rescuers are telling us there are people in there shouting, begging to be rescued.” Rescuers, working under floodlights, pried at the flattened structure with a crane in the disaster-prone nation. “It’s difficult because there is no power, so we’re still trying to get hold of a generator to be able to rescue the people inside,” the governor added. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe quake, with a magnitude of 6.3, struck the region at 5:11 pm according to the US Geological Survey. “The Pampanga region took a direct hit,” civil defence spokesman Edgar Posadas told reporters, with a 17th-century Catholic church, an airport and a toll road in the area all reporting damage, while a landslide struck another town. The quake that rumbled across the northern Philippines also caused skyscrapers to sway, as they are designed to do, in Manila. Thousands of travellers were stranded after aviation authorities shut down the secondary Clark Airport, which is located on the site of the former US military installation that lies about an hour’s drive north of the capital.last_img read more


UN tribunal on Rwandan genocide hears arguments on sentencing of former mayor

17 September 2007Prosecutors at the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the Rwandan genocide today urged its judges to sentence to 12 years’ imprisonment a former mayor who has pleaded guilty to a charge of extermination as a crime against humanity. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), sitting in Arusha, Tanzania, heard closing arguments from both prosecutors and defence lawyers in the case of Juvénal Rugambarara, who served as mayor of Bicumbi commune in Kigali-Rural Prefecture from September 1993 to April 1994.The prosecution said a prison sentence of not less than 12 years was appropriate, while the defence team argued for a more lenient sentence, calling five character witnesses to say that he had saved many Tutsis during the genocide. Judges Asoka de Silva (presiding), Taghrid Hikmet and Seon Ki Park will announce their decision at a date to be fixed.In July Mr. Rugambarara made the guilty plea after two years of negotiations with prosecutors, who agreed to withdraw eight other charges that included genocide, torture and rape. During a hearing that month he also apologized for his actions in the genocide.“I pay sincere tribute to all the innocent victims of the shameful cowardice and humbly bow and plead for forgiveness from the bottom of my heart… I solemnly pledge to join the rallying cry of those who say ‘never again,’” he said at the time.The ICTR found that Mr. Rugambarara – who worked as a medical officer for much of his adult life – failed as mayor to take the necessary and reasonable measures to establish an investigation into the killings committed in Bicumbi commune during the genocide or to apprehend and punish the perpetrators.Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered, mostly by machete or club, across Rwanda in less than 100 days starting in early April 1994. Later that year the Security Council established the ICTR to deal with the worst cases. read more


Pakistans floodaffected people in need of more assistance – UN official

3 December 2010The United Nations humanitarian chief today visited the flood-ravaged area of Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh to review relief efforts among people still suffering from the effects of the deluge that cut a swathe across the country four months ago following torrential rainfall. “Everything I saw and heard today confirmed that this disaster is far from over,” said Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, on the second day of her four-day visit to Pakistan.Millions of people in Pakistan are still living without basic necessities after their homes and sources of livelihood were washed away or damaged by the floods that swamped the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan along the Indus River basin following heavy monsoon rains that began in July.“A lot has been done, but there is much more to do,” said Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. “Four months on, there are still long lines of tents along dykes and dams. Even the strongest are growing weary. It is critical that we continue to assist the people of Pakistan during this devastating emergency.”Out of an estimated 18 million people affected by the floods, close to 7.2 million are in Sindh.Ongoing relief efforts have made it possible for more than two million people in Sindh to have access to safe water, and more than 4.3 million others have received food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).High levels of malnutrition and a risk of an outbreak of disease, however, remain a concern, with children and pregnant women being the most vulnerable. Large areas of Sindh remain under water, with nearly half a million homes destroyed and one million people displaced.In Sehwan district, Ms. Amos met families who are still living in camps. They spoke of their difficulties and their desire to return home to begin the process of rebuilding their lives.She also met representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies and local government officials in Sehwan to discuss the continuing challenges in the relief effort.“People are worried about the future – for many of them even when the waters recede, they will have nothing to go back to,” said Ms. Amos.Last month, the UN and its partners delivered food to six million people. In total, more than 4.3 million people have access to safe drinking water on a daily basis, emergency shelter materials have been distributed to 4.7 million people, and more than seven million people have benefited from health care. read more


Sundovski We can beat anyone Germans the weakest

← Previous Story Kjelling tips Denmark for Gold Next Story → Vote for the World’s Best Coaches in 2011 – Icelanders lead! The Macedonian coach Zvonko Sundovski is very optimistic about his team’s chances at the upcoming European Championship in Serbia. After 14 years Macedonia is at a European Championship, and therefore the qualification is a success as well, he said. Everybody wants to reach the 2nd stage and to show ourselves in good light. It will be one of those championships where anyone can beat anyone, and I think even though it looks on paper that the Czech are the weakest, I think this could be underestimation, and we shouldn’t enter the games like that. My personal opinion is that we can beat anyone, added Sundovski for Dnevnik, a Macedonian daily newspaper.


Column What the Department of Social Protection doesnt want you to find

first_img Monday 5 Dec 2016, 7:00 AM By Tom Boland & Ray Griffin Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1060 Tweet Email14 Image: Shutterstock/ArTono Image: Shutterstock/ArTono BETWEEN THE 2010 bailout and the 2016 Brexit, Ireland has totally transformed its social welfare regime.Advocates of the new regime suggest that it has reduced unemployment, by providing training and internships and pushing people into work. Critics, ourselves included, have suggested that the new welfare regime treats the unemployed harshly, increasing stress and pressure, and pushing people into precarious work.What you need to know about unemploymentRecent figures on unemployment showing a drop to 7.3% unemployment have been warmly greeted in many quarters, with due caution around the persistence of youth unemployment at double the national rate, and long-term unemployment remaining significant at around 4%.Beneath the headline story of persistently declining unemployment, our social welfare system has been transformed over five years, with increased emphasis on “activation” that is, offering retraining and enforcing job seeking via sanctions. Source: Shutterstock/Everett CollectionThe pre-crisis entitlement to welfare has been replaced by a quasi-contract called the Record of Mutual Commitments, which requires that jobseekers accept any offer of work suggested by the Intreo office.Failure to comply results in sanctions of €44 per week for up to 9 weeks, putting claimants below the breadline.The sums saved by paying less welfare are dwarfed by the cost of administering the new system, so these welfare reforms must be judged in regard to their wider consequences.Welfare policy has knock-on effects for the wider economyAt the beginning of 2016 an outline policy document for welfare policy, Pathways to Work 2016-2020, promised “a programme of quantitative and qualitative studies to evaluate the impact of the changes made to date and to inform future policy.”Yet, aside from research which demonstrates that these policies are inappropriate for lone parents, little has been done and there are at least three things that really need investigation.How do activation measures impact the low-wage economy?The numbers in part-time, short-term, low-wage jobs have increased dramatically in recent years.Welfare policy is now “employer-centric”. The Intreo office provides any employer a steady stream of jobseekers who have little discretion over what work they choose, who therefore must accept jobs which may not provide them with a living wage, less still a mortgage.Longitudinal research in Australia also demonstrates that continuous poor quality employment has worse consequences for health and wellbeing than unemployment itself.In the last calendar year, around 8,000 individuals were sanctioned. What are the consequences?Detailed analysis in the UK demonstrated that sanctioned individuals tended to leave the Live Register, but not find employment. Number of sanctions for 2016 projected (ie there was 4242 sanctions in Q1 & Q2 and this number will probably be equalled or exceeded in Q3 & Q4).What happens in Ireland? Is there a spillover into homelessness, crime or emigration? Certainly sanctions are increasing despite the drop in the numbers unemployed, and detailed breakdown on sanctions by location, cause and category of person, should be made public.What psychological impact does the new welfare system have on jobseekers’ wellbeing?Beyond those sanctioned, all jobseekers are threatened with sanctions in all communications with the welfare office, which demands they prove their job search activities.Our qualitative interviews with jobseekers suggest that the pressure exerted by the welfare office exacerbates the negative experience of unemployment. Longitudinal research in Switzerland shows that sanctioned individuals have worse health and future earnings than their counterparts.These elements deserve further research, and in particular, allowing independent appraisal of data kept within the Department of Social Protection.We copy the UK systemIreland’s model of welfare activation was inspired by the UK, a jurisdiction recently admonished by a UN report for breaches of human rights.Since 2013 the UK has halved their level of sanctions, probably because there is no clear evidence that sanctions help people find jobs, and the “collateral damage” is unacceptable. Rather than repeating these mistakes, Ireland should learn from this policy experiment and redesign the welfare system.People prefer to workThe 2012 reforms were understandable in crisis Ireland, with unemployment at 15%, an enormous fiscal deficit and the Troika demanding activation policies.So, a system that pushes people to accept any work had a certain short-term attraction and is politically expedient for some political positions who blame the unemployed for their situation.Yet ESRI research has demonstrated not only that work pays, but that most people prefer work even without financial incentives.Our report, Rethinking Activation and Sanctions suggestscenter_img Column: What the Department of Social Protection doesn’t want you to find out Our welfare regime treats jobseekers harshly and pushes them into precarious work, write Tom Boland and Ray Griffin. http://jrnl.ie/3116214 25,155 Views Giving jobseekers much more discretion over how to position themselves in the labour marketMaking the sanctioning system fairer and more transparentIndependently assessed appeals of any sanctions before they are implementedWe recommend this as a resource neutral way to improve our economy and especially the position of lower-paid, non-unionised workers.‘Self-help’ doesn’t create jobsMeanwhile, when not threatening sanctions, state services adopt the language of self-help to manage the unemployed, telling individuals to keep their chin up, discover their talents, invest in themselves, keep smiling, reach for the rainbow, and eventually a job will appear. Source: Shutterstock/Marcos Mesa Sam WordleyFor instance, the Intreo jobseeker pack advises: ‘Try to present your weaknesses as strengths. Focus on the positive” (p.9).More people constantly applying for the same pool of jobs just means more rejections overall, exacerbating the stress and anxiety of unemployment. Telling people to improve themselves does not create jobs.We argue that the new welfare regime normalises low paid, short-term, precarious work, in the growing ‘gig’ economy. There are positive elements within the new policies, particularly the emphasis on giving people access to skills and training which will qualify them for work.But it is undeniable that state has decisively tipped the playing pitch in favour of low-wage employers.Such a low-wage economy gives poor returns to the exchequer, draws more heavily on public services, and most importantly cannot provide people with the security to plan for the future, get a mortgage or even rent.System is suspicious of claimantsBeyond that, the new welfare regime is suspicious and distrustful of claimants, making the social safety net precarious and uncertain.This has a corrosive effect on social cohesion for everyone, and especially the young who are denied a full payment until they are over 25, and are corralled into poor quality employment, lone parents, who should be guaranteed their payment as their parenting work is vital to the state, and the long-term unemployed, who need assistance not harassment.The economic recovery in Ireland should not come through a division of society into winners and losers, with jobseekers and precarious workers at the bottom. The consequences will be worse for everyone, economically, socially and politically.Tom Boland lectures in sociology and Ray Griffin lectures in strategy at the Waterford Institute of Technology. They are co-authors of ‘The Sociology of Unemployment’, Manchester University Press (2015).Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries>Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn’t be complacent> Dec 5th 2016, 7:00 AM 103 Comments last_img read more


Official Rooney completes move to DC United

first_imgMajor League Soccer side DC United have confirmed that Wayne Rooney has joined them on a three-a-half-year dealThe former England captain will complete his move when the US transfer window officially opens on July 10.While no transfer fee has been included, it is understood that DC United will be paying Rooney’s current club Everton a compensation package for the loss of their captain and main striker.The 32-year-old will become the highest paid player in DC United’s history in a deal worth £10m and is expected to make his debut at the opening of the club’s new 20,000-capacity Audi Field Stadium on July 14.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Moving to America and MLS fulfils another career ambition for me,” Rooney told the club website.“I have the hunger to be a success here and will give DC 100% – as I have always done for every team I have ever played for. Now I can’t wait to get on the pitch in a United shirt and join my new teammates to bring success to this club.”After nearly 16 years of Premier League football, Rooney leaves as the league’s second-highest goalscorer with 208 goals.last_img read more


Claude Puel praises Claudio Ranieri

first_imgThe Leicester City manager has talked good things about the Italian boss of English Premier League club FulhamLeicester City and Fulham will face each other this weekend.And the current Foxes boss Claude Puel has praised the work his predecessor Claudio Ranieri, now with Fulham, made at the club.“He knows the situation in the Premier League, he knows the difficulties,” Puel told The Leicester Mercury.“Claudio is a true gentleman.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He has a lot of experience at other clubs, with different players, the culture,” he added.“It’s incredible he continues in this way – like a drug.”“Because he likes this, I don’t know if I’ll be managing at his age – but it is an example for a lot of other managers,” he explained.“In the Premier League, you can have managers with different philosophies, different styles of play.”last_img read more


Provisional Liquidators Appointed for BAFSL

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2014 – Provisional Liquidators now have legal management of all of the affairs of British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd or BAFSL since late October. The Supreme Court and Chief Justice, Margaret Ramsey-Hale ordered that there will be a hearing on January 9th to arrive at a firm decision on whether or not the insurance company should be liquidated but in the meantime, provisional liquidators have been appointed and given the green light to begin work. Joseph Connolly of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, TCI and David Walker PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Cayman have been given the job to locate, protect, secure, take possession of and get all property of BAFSL. The aim is basically to find and collect and keep the company’s assets and it is Gazetted that they legally also have the right to speak to anyone, represent the company anywhere in the world, pay its bills, collect monies owed, keep or close the current office and even hire or fire employees. The Order came down since late October and is detailed in a recent Gazette. BAFSL is said to be over six million dollars in the red; government says they believe in a bail out for the company but no details on whether or not that will actually happen has been offered in recent weeks. Police looking for band of eight robbers; Outten gets bail despite serious gun charges Big time Customs Officer fined and fired for theft Related Items:- Provisional Liquidators, British Atlantic Financial Services, joseph connolly, margaret ramsey-hale, pricewaterhousecooper, supreme court Beckingham responds in 12-storey development verdict Recommended for youlast_img read more


Sterling Global Financial Wins Canadas Top Award for Private Capital Markets

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 11, 2017 – Nassau –  Sterling Global Financial, a Bahamas based financial company with offices in the Cayman Islands, has captured one of Canada’s most prestigious finance industry awards, the “Private Capital Markets Award (PCMA) for Best Fund 2016”.  Sterling, in conjunction with Canadian-based GMP Securities, took the top spot in the real estate fund category.   “This is an honour for firms in the private capital market sector and we at Sterling are extremely proud to have been selected the winner,” said Sterling Global Financial Chairman David Kosoy. “We work assiduously to raise funds and invest those funds for the benefit of our investors. It is rewarding to note that the hard work that goes into this part of our mission is recognized by the industry, who understand that what we do quietly behind the scenes is making a difference for our investors.” Several of Sterling’s board directors are originally from Canada, including Mike Harris, the former premier of Ontario.    In 2015, a Vancouver think tank conducted a performance review of 80 premiers and voted Harris, who served from 1995-2002, as Canada’s most effective premier since 1981.  PCMA had high praise for Sterling.   “The group’s success capitalizes on over half a century of successful real estate and investment experience of its management team,” it reported. “Their primary investment focus is in real estate; both debt and equity, and related services. They have active investments and projects throughout the Caribbean and North America. In working with GMP Securities, a leading independent investment dealer, Sterling successfully raised capital through the Richardson GMP wealth management arm of GMP Securities.”  According to PCMA, the award is the only one of its kind for private capital market professionals and is reserved for “business leaders who help build a vibrant and successful private capital markets in Canada… and promote best practices and high standards of conduct in the private capital markets”. Nominees are evaluated based on their leadership in the industry, the quality of the deal, and its impact on the private equity industry. Innovation, creativity and complexity are all taken into consideration when measuring candidates for this award, which is done by the selection committee comprised of independent members of the PCMA’s national Board of Directors. PCMA stated. “Capital raised in the private capital/exempt market helps finance economic activity across Canada and is an important contributor to supporting entrepreneurial business, and creating wealth for Canadian investors. The PCMA believes in celebrating and promoting the success stories of the private capital markets. We recognize the professionals behind those successful capital raising transactions and the successful outcomes they generate for issuers, dealers and investors.” PCMA began the award program five years ago and says its winners “set the benchmark for other professionals to follow”.  #SterlingGlobalFinancial#PrivateCapitalMarkets Related Items:#PrivateCapitalMarkets, #SterlingGlobalFinanciallast_img read more


Bus kills woman on I205 in Portland

first_imgPORTLAND — Police say a bus struck and killed a woman at 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of Interstate 205 in Portland.Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation say the northbound lanes are closed between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Division Street and will likely delay morning commuters.last_img


WTWH Launches Wind Power Engineering

first_imgDesign World publisher WTWH Media today said it will launch Wind Power Engineering, a multimedia product platform including a print magazine, Web site and events.With an initial circulation of 7,500, the print magazine will take “a technical tutorial approach on the design engineering, installation and maintenance of wind-related products,” WTWH said. It will print twice in 2009 and six times in 2010.“We believe a print magazine gives you editorial authority and compliments all the additional media channels,” WTWH co-founder Scott McCafferty told FOLIO:. “At this time, there is no print publication addressing the wind power market from a technical engineering perspective, thus we hope to fill this void.”The Web site, windpowerengineering.com, will feature daily news, video, supplier innovations, policy and wind power project updates. In addition, WTWH has partnered with Canon Communications to co-sponsor a one-day informational session called “Wind Power Explained—Design and Component Integration.” It’s set to take place September 23 at the Design and Manufacturing Midwest show in Illinois.last_img read more


Shutdown Still Possible

first_imgLawmakers were finishing the language on a mini-omnibus spending bill late Wednesday in hopes of averting a federal government shutdown. The bill would need expedited action in the House and Senate, then get President Trump’s signature before Friday night.The President has sent mixed signals about his position on the bill. Administration officials said they wanted to see the final language before deciding whether he will sign it.About 25 percent of the federal government – including the Coast Guard – will go unfunded if the bill isn’t signed into law. ADC AUTHORlast_img


Alaska News Nightly Monday May 8 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowRep. Eastman stands by controversial abortion statements, attacks mediaPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaLast week, Representative David Eastman made national news by claiming that there are women in Alaska villages who are “glad” to become pregnant in order to travel to Seattle or Anchorage for an abortion – paid for by Medicaid. Eastman is now blaming the press for the furor over the comments.Strong earthquake shakes near Adak, registering magnitude 6.4Laura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaA series of earthquakes shook the Aleutian Islands Monday morning, including a strong magnitude-6.4 quake near Adak.New constitutional amendment would permanently set PFD to $1,250Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauMembers of the House majority have introduced legislation to enshrine Permanent Fund dividends into the Alaska Constitution. The amendment would set dividends at a minimum of $1,250 each year.Sitka man with Juneau ties charged with murderEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaA Sitka man formerly of Juneau was charged with first degree murder Saturday, after telling police he killed his girlfriend during an argument.Fairbanks sees third unsolved killing since AprilDan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks and Associated PressAn arrest warrant has been issued for a 29-year-old man suspected in a Fairbanks homicide.Only 3 gallons spilled from Hilcorp platform in April, and it wasn’t crudeElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe state has concluded that just three gallons of liquid escaped from one of Hilcorp’s platforms into Cook Inlet in early April.Week of the Arctic: ‘Very important’ event showcases concerns, interests in regionTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Week of the Arctic gets under way today here on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Dozens of Arctic science- and policy-related events will be held throughout the week, culminating in Thursday’s Arctic Council ministerial meetings, when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hand over the council chairmanship to his counterpart from Finland.Alaska students rally, walk out of class to support schoolsAssociated PressHundreds of Alaska residents and students gathered in Fairbanks on Sunday to show support for schools facing heavy budget cuts.Decades of trawl surveys help Bering Sea climate change researchZoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaThere’s a new tool to help scientists and others interested in monitoring how Bering Sea fisheries respond to a changing climate.Runaway melt: Alaska permafrost is thawing even in winterElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauWhen you think of carbon emissions, you probably think of the exhaust that comes from your car. But it comes from the ground, too. As the temperature continues to rise in the Arctic, Alaska’s melting permafrost is releasing carbon dioxide into the Earth’s atmosphere.After years of vacancy, Nome has an Animal Control OfficerDavis Hovey, KNOM – NomeFor the first time in almost five years, the City of Nome has an active Animal Control Officer (ACO).Artist gives visual voice to domestic violenceEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaPutting a topic like domestic violence into words is difficult, so artist Carmel Anderson has another approach. Her traveling exhibit, “Unheard Voices, Unheard Wisdom,” conveys the unspoken truths about abuse – of both women and children – through fabric.last_img read more


From FiveandaHalfYear Low to ThreeMonth High Gold Glitters Amid Global Turmoil

first_imgEven as the global stock markets tumbled to multi-year lows amid worries over China’s slowing economic growth, gold prices continue to edge higher due to increased demand from jewellers and falling rupee.In the domestic bullion, the yellow metal prices rose for the 14th consecutive session on Monday, up Rs 150 to three-month high of Rs 27,575 per 10 gm.Overall, the prices have rebounded by nearly Rs 3,000 since the beginning of the month. In early August, gold prices fell to five-and-a-half-year low of Rs 24,577 per 10 gm, as concerns rose over looming interest rate hike by the US central bank in September.While a pickup in demand of gold from jewellers ahead of the wedding season helped the prices to move up, a crash in domestic stocks markets was largely responsible for the sharp rally.The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 1,600 points on Monday, posting its biggest intra-day fall in seven years amid a massive sell-off in global markets. The sell-off was mainly triggered by a crash at the Chinese stock markets, which fell by over 8 percent on concerns over slowing economy.As a result of heavy outflows from the domestic equity markets, the rupee depreciated further to fresh two-year lows. A depreciating rupee also pushed the gold prices up, as a cheaper rupee makes gold imports costlier.However, gold prices have not witnessed a sharp rally in global markets despite a rise in risk aversion. Investors buy gold as a safe-haven investment whenever there is rout in global financial markets.”Gold has not been able to gain any further in spite of the sharp rise in risk aversion and a noticeably weaker US dollar,” said Commerzbank Corporates & Markets in a note.Besides, the metal prices are supported by fading expectations on the US Federal Reserve rate hike in September.last_img read more


Microsoft bringing Silverlight to the Xbox 360 mobile gaming imminent

first_imgWhen Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7, the company touted its integration with Xbox Live as a flagship feature. Since then, there haven’t been that many games that bridge the gap between the Xbox console and the mobile OS, but that may all change now that Microsoft has announced plans to bring Silverlight to the Xbox 360.The company tipped the announcement for the MIX11 conference next week in Las Vegas, where they’ll make the official announcement. Bringing Silverlight support to the Xbox 360 is a clear indication that Microsoft is finally making the move to bring Windows Phone 7 game development in line with console games. Developers who currently write apps and games for Windows Phone 7 already use Silverlight to build their apps, and adding Silverlight support to the Xbox 360 will allow those same games and apps to run on the Xbox 360.Microsoft’s goal is ultimately to make Silverlight its cross-device development platform, and to bring the Xbox 360 in line with its development strategy for Windows for PCs and Windows Phone 7. WinRumors reports that the move also ties in with plans for Windows 8, which previewed at CES and will run not just on desktops and laptops, but support System On a Chip (SOC) devices like tablets and netbooks as well.Microsoft recently said that the Windows Phone Developer Tools had been downloaded 1.5 million times, and pointed to the number as an indicator that developers were excited about the platform. If Microsoft has its way, bringing Silverlight to the Xbox 360 will allow mobile developers the possibility to leverage the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live to market and sell their games to an already dedicated gaming community, not to mention put up some serious competition to Apple and iOS.Read more at WinRumorslast_img read more


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