Its just like were forgotten people Indigenous evacuees waiting to go home

first_imgKAPUSKASING, Ont. – Paul Edwards sits alone at a bare table and washes down scrambled eggs with coffee in the large auditorium of the civic centre in Kapuskasing, Ont., while in a small motel room on the nearby TransCanada Highway, his wife Lottie is hooked up to a dialysis machine.The couple and their two grown children have been away from their First Nations community in Fort Albany on James Bay for almost two months now — since unusually deep frost caused the sanitary sewers to freeze and back up.“I haven’t heard anybody talking about us. I don’t see anything in the newspapers or on TV,” Edwards says glumly. “It’s just like we’re forgotten people.”Edwards, 54, and his ailing 50-year-old wife arrived in this northern Ontario town along with 29 other evacuees on Feb. 26. The Comfort Inn is their third home away from home since arriving. So far, only five of the group have managed to go back to their community.When the rest can make the 320-kilometre flight north remains uncertain.“It’s very stressful,” Edwards says, his eyes misting. “Two months in a motel with a dying person? It’s frustrating. There’s not enough room in there.”In his office upstairs from the auditorium, Mayor Alan Spacek says hosting Indigenous people from remote communities in their time of need has become part of Kapuskasing’s fabric.“We have a very strong working relationship with the Indigenous community,” Spacek said.Each year, for example, the largely blue-collar town of about 8,300 takes in 500 evacuees escaping spring flooding from Kashechewan. They are expected to start arriving in the next week or so.While the arrivals are expected to stay for a short while — 60 days is considered short term — one evacuation ended up lasting three years.“They’re in a difficult situation,” says Guylain Baril, chief administrative officer for Kapuskasing. “We try to offer the best possible support and service and care within the guidelines.”Ottawa lays out the guidelines and foots the bill for dealing with the evacuees, but the town itself has set up a permanent team to co-ordinate the relocation and housing effort for some of the most vulnerable people in the province.The undertaking involves subcontracting various services — such as catering three meals a day in the auditorium, making sure people have transportation, enrolling children in schools where appropriate, and ensuring the arrivals have access to medical care in a town already chronically short of doctors.While the influx provides economic fuel for a town that relies heavily on forestry and mining, Baril says the situation puts strain on services and facilities. One of the biggest challenges is keeping evacuees productively occupied.“You can imagine that for 60 days in a hotel room, you get really, really bored and their anxiety levels climb,” Baril says. “I would like to think we’re not making things worse for them.”At a storefront centre in the town’s core, evacuees co-ordinator Guylaine Ouellette keeps a flip chart with activities such as swimming, movies or bowling. In a storage room, she shows the new strollers and other purchased items that help make life a little easier for the displaced.Still, it’s impossible to escape the reality of the far-from-ideal situation the evacuees are in. Whatever its problems, Edwards misses home fiercely. And despite the helping hand, he says, Kapuskasing still feels alien, even resentful of their presence.“We’re First Nations. This is our land. But …” Edwards says, his voice trailing off.People, he says, don’t always seem to understand how the everyday — such as a large transport truck or a train — can still spark wide-eyed wonder in those who may be away from their reserves for the first time.Over at the co-ordination centre, Baril ponders the gulf.“To sit here and to claim there is no cultural divide would be a lie,” Baril says. “It’s two different cultures mixing together and it’s never going to change.”At the same time, he says, both the citizens of Kapuskasing and the Indigenous visitors have learned from each other over the past 12 years and the divide has narrowed.“We’ve come a long way,” Baril says.last_img read more

Cuomo to meet with Trump to discuss new train tunnel

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington D.C. Wednesday to press President Donald Trump for federal funding for a new rail tunnel below the Hudson River.The meeting comes as officials in New Jersey and New York express growing worries about the dilapidated, century-old tunnel owned by Amtrak that connects the two states. Experts have long said a new tunnel is needed to relieve congestion and prevent big problems at one of the most important transportation choke points in the nation.Cuomo said he will also meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao during the one-day trip. He made a similar trip in July.“I’m going to keep hammering away,” Cuomo said about the project during an interview Tuesday on WNYC radio. “This is one of those pressing, practical issues that we need resolution on for the good of New York and the entire northeast.”Last month Cuomo toured the existing tunnel and sent video footage to Trump that showed water dripping down the tunnel walls, broken electrical cables and disintegrating concrete.Under an agreement reached with the Obama administration, New York and New Jersey agreed to pick up half of the cost of the new tunnel, estimated to be $13 billion. But the Trump administration nixed that deal earlier this year, with Chao saying the two states need to pay more of the cost of the proposal known as the Gateway Project.“They are two of the richest states in the country,” Chao said in March. “If they absorb all these funds, there will be no other funds for the rest of the country.”The two-tube tunnel, which serves as the only rail connection between New York City and New Jersey, suffered saltwater damage from Superstorm Sandy in 2012 that is eating away at walls housing copper cables and electrical wires. Amtrak, which owns the tunnels, has estimated one or both of the tunnel tubes could fail in the next 10 to 15 years. Cuomo estimates the new tunnel would take about seven years to build.Trump’s administration has clashed with officials in New York and New Jersey over a funding plan for the tunnel project. The existing tunnel is a century old and in need of extensive renovations. Experts say a new tunnel is essential to ensuring reliable rail travel throughout the entire northeast.David Klepper, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN agriculture agency to tackle fisheries crisis in Central Asia

10 November 2008The dramatic decline in fisheries production within the Central Asian and Caucasus regions will be tackled today at a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) meeting in Tajikistan. With the region’s fishing and aquaculture sectors currently in a state of crisis, nine FAO member countries will begin formulating a coordinated response that will likely involve establishing an intergovernmental fisheries body.According to the chief of FAO’s International Institutes and Liaison Service, Ndiaga Gueye, regional collaboration has been missing in Central Asia for almost two decades.“In situations like in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the individual countries lack the capacity to develop their sectors on their own,” said Mr. Gueye. “But examples from other regions… show that regional collaboration can be highly effective and provide a real boost to efforts to support sustainable development and management of the sector.”Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, plummeting production and consumption has been experienced throughout the region, with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan’s production dropping by 94 and 98 per cent respectively.Between 1989 and 2006, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia saw massive reductions in fisheries outputs, with production falling from between 81 and 98 per cent. Aquaculture production in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan also experienced dramatic declines.A background report prepared by FAO for this week’s meeting has attributed a number of issues to the collapse, including over-fishing, poor management, dramatic cuts to investment in research and production facilities, decreased spending on maintenance of fleets and hatcheries and weak management of water bodies and other ecological problems.A previous FAO study from last year suggested that the privatization of fisheries and aquaculture following the end of the Soviet Union occurred too rapidly and was plagued by corruption, leading to poor management and oversight of the sectors.The meeting of the FAO member countries from Central Asia and the Caucasus is set to conclude on Wednesday. read more

Anura slams CEA over Kelani river contamination

He said that residents living around the river had also complained on several occasions that the river was being contaminated through waste dumped from the company factory. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake slammed the Central Environment Authority (CEA) today over the contamination of the Kelani river.Speaking in Parliament, the JVP leader accused the CEA of failing to take appropriate action against the Coca Cola company after it was reported that the company was the cause for the contamination. He questioned the basis on which that determination was reached and why proper action had not been taken against Coca Cola.Dissanayake also found fault with the National water supply and drainage board over the manner in which it handled the water contamination. The contamination led to the National water supply and drainage board having to temporarily suspend the water supply to the Colombo and Greater Colombo areas recently as water to the residents is pumped out from the Kelani river.The Government said that it will prepare a response to the issue raised by the JVP leader and make a statement in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette) Dissanayake said that the CEA had claimed that it was diesel which had leaked into the river and not any form of chemicals. read more

Woman arrested at Mount Lavinia Magistrates Court with heroin

A woman was arrested at the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court with heroin today, the Police said.The Police said that the 26 year old woman is a resident of Ratmalana and had visited the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court to meet her husband who was to be presented to court over a case. When she was checked the Police found 22 packets of heroin in her possession. (Colombo Gazette)

You Asked We Answer A Holiday Mail Bag From The Lab

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Dec. 27, 2017), Neil, Chris and Kyle are opening the mail bag to answer their favorite questions from listeners. Which team or player has been the biggest surprise so far? Which team stands to improve most in the second half of the season based on the stats? Who will regress to the mean? We get into all those and more.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Kyle on why LeBron is still getting better.Chris on how the last-place Bulls became the hottest team in the Eastern Conference. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner read more

British passports being sold on dark web for £750

first_imgResearchers at King’s College London found that the Tor Browser, designed to mask the identity of people online, was being used for illicit purposes.They found that 57 per cent of sites designed for the browser were being used to facilitate criminal activity, including drugs, illicit finance, and extreme pornography.  British passports are being bought on the “dark web” by terrorists for as little as £750, Europol has warned.Rob Wainwright, who heads the EU police agency, said the hidden part of the internet was being exploited by terrorists, Mail Online reported.Mr Wainwright said it had become a “huge underground criminal environment” which was difficult for the security services to monitor.He was particularly concerned about the trade in stolen passports.“There is a criminal trading platform … that is substantial,” he said. “It means criminals and terrorists acquire criminal goods in a more secure way, making it harder … to see what is going on and who is doing it.”According to research by the Liberal Democrats, HM Passport Office’s delivery firm DX has lost 1,291 passports since 2011.“This shows how criminal gangs and potentially even terrorists are trying to cash in and use other people’s passports,” said Tim Farron, the party leader. “This is a massive national security risk.”The trade in stolen passports is just the latest manifestation of how the dark web is being exploited.In October last year, an investigation by BBC South East found that fake train tickets were being sold on the dark web by a self-styled Robin Hood group claiming to be acting on behalf of passengers angered by high rail prices.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

COMEBACK TO GERMANY AFTER 6 YEARS Kasper Nielsen to Fuchse Berlin

Hand injury of Fuchse Berlin defensive specialist Denis Spoljaric forced Fuchse’s management to think about new option on this position. Bob Hanning and Dagur Sigurdsson have found solution in experienced Danish player Kasper Nielsen. A 39 years old member of golden Danish NT during last decade will come back to German DKB Bundesliga after six years, when he left SG Flensburg Handewitt in direction home!Defensive specialist has signed contract until end of the season… ← Previous Story DKB BUNDESLIGA 2014/2015: THW Kiel win the “biggest German derby” Next Story → SEHA GAZPROM SSL 2014/2015 starts with Vojvodina – Veszprem clash! Fuchse BerlinKasper Nielsen read more

Homes evacuated after suspect device found near Strabane police station

first_img Short URL Deeply worrying developments in Strabane. This will have been an enormously inconvenient & stressful evacuation for residents in Church View.Those behind this suspect device need to get off the backs of the community.Full support for PSNI & ATO in restoring calm & safety.— Cllr Stephen Donnelly (@SteveDonnelly95) September 7, 2019 By Adam Daly Source: PSNI DC&S District/Twitter Condemning the “reckless thugs” for the incident, SDLP MLA for West Tyrone Daniel Crossan said the device was “found behind the police station”. “It’s an absolute disgrace that our community is being tortured in this way and put in danger by reckless thugs on an early Saturday morning,” Crossan said.Alliance Party Councillor for Omagh Stephen Donnelly tweeted calling for those behind this suspect device attack to “get off the backs of the community”.  Sep 7th 2019, 12:37 PM Homes evacuated after suspect device found near Strabane police station A number of homes have been evacuated while the object is examined. There’s a security alert in Church View in Strabane following the discovery of a suspicious object. A number of homes have been evacuated.— PSNI DC&S District (@PSNIDCSDistrict) September 7, 2019 Church View, Strabane Source: Google Street ViewPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have ordered a number of residents to evacuate from their homes after a “suspicious object” was discovered in Strabane town centre. The device was discovered in the Church View area this morning.“A number of homes have been evacuated while the object is examined,” police said, adding that a security alert is ongoing. center_img Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 12:37 PM Source: Cllr Stephen Donnelly/Twitter 9 Comments 6,845 Views Share5 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Internet le chanteur Prince en a fini avec le web trop ringard

first_imgInternet : le chanteur Prince en a fini avec le web, trop ringard pour luiÉtats-Unis – Le chanteur Prince, vedette des années 80, est lassé d’Internet. La star américaine ne veut plus utiliser le web pour distribuer sa musique.Pour Prince, “Internet, c’est fini.” Le chanteur a en effet annoncé au Daily Mirror, avoir décidé de ne plus vendre sa musique par le biais du Net. Pour lui, Internet est devenu “ringard”, d’autant plus que le musicien ne s’entend pas vraiment avec les acteurs du Web, au niveau commercial. À lire aussiAbeille, Mark Zuckerberg et cancer, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 avrilPrince a d’ailleurs déjà attaqué en justice des sites comme Youtube. “Je ne vois pas pourquoi je donnerais ma musique à iTunes ou à quelqu’un d’autre. Ils ne veulent pas me payer une avance, et après ils sont en colère quand je refuse de leur donner”, explique-t-il. “De plus, Internet, c’est comme MTV. A une époque, MTV était à la mode, puis c’est devenu ringard. De toutes façons, tous ces gadgets numériques ne servent à rien” a-t-il conclu.Prince avait pourtant ouvert un portail sur sa musique il y a un moment, mais le chanteur ne supporte pas que d’autres sites profitent de ses chansons, de manière “indue”. C’est donc finalement avec le journal Courrier international que Prince a choisi de distribuer son nouvel album !Le 7 juillet 2010 à 14:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ayoze Perez 100 committed to Newcastle

first_imgNewcastle United forward Ayoze Perez has no plans on leaving the club this summer and is loving Premier League football so much, that the idea of going back home to Spain is of no interest to himThe Spaniard finished as the Magpies’ top goalscorer last season with eight goals and four assists to his name in a total of 36 Premier League games as Newcastle finished their first campaign back in England’s top-flight division with a respectable 10th place finish.Amid a difficult start to the season, Newcastle’s upturn in form in the second-half was impressive with the club climbing out of the relegation zone to reach the top 10 with Perez leading the way.In fact, the 24-year-old’s form has reportedly caught the interest of Spanish sides Real Sociedad and Real Betis for a summer move.But unfortunately for the two La Liga clubs, Perez is too enamoured with life in England to consider going home.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I want to be at Newcastle going forward, 100 per cent,” said Perez, according to Reuters.“I am living my dream of playing in the Premier League, playing for a massive team, and so it’s good to be here and I love playing for this club.“Obviously it is good to have interest from those Spanish teams, because it makes you feel like you are doing something great, and shows I must be doing something right. But honestly I’m happy in England, I’m happy playing in the Premier League.”Newcastle will be facing Irish top-flight side St. Patrick’s Athletic later today in their first pre-season friendly.last_img read more

18Wheeler Collides With Glenn Highway Overpass

first_imgAccording to the DOT, the closure could be possibly last 3 -5 days as crews work to repair the bridge. Drivers are advised to plan accordingly and drive safely. The Anchorage Police department is deploying extra offices in the area to help monitor and control traffic. Drivers heading into Anchorage were advised to get off the Glenn Highway at the North Eagle River exit and return to the highway at the Highland exit. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A crash involving a semi-trailer forced traffic on the Glenn Highway to be rerouted into Anchorage. Anchorage police reported that just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, an 18-wheeler struck the south Eagle River overpass of the Glenn Highway, closing all in-bound lanes.last_img read more

Special Committee Appears to Settle on Modest Change to Budget Process

first_imgA special congressional committee established in February to look at ways to reform the budget and appropriations process appears to have agreed on only one concrete change, shifting the annual budget resolution to a biennial one. The 16-member Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform considered a variety of more far-reaching proposals during months of hearings and meetings, but none garnered the support of a majority of the committee, reported CQ. The committee, equally split between the two parties, is expected to mark up a compromise bill next week that, if approved, would then go to the House and Senate for debate. During markup members likely will propose amendments covering more sweeping reforms, such as eliminating the need for Congress to raise the debt limit and shifting the start of the fiscal year from Oct. 1 to Jan. 1. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

May Institute Expands Its Wilmington Center For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — May Institute has recently expanded its May Center for ABA Services in Wilmington to help toddlers and young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve communication, social, interaction, independence, and adaptive skills. May Institute is a national network of programs and services for individuals across the lifespan with autism, neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.The center, which is now located at 60-I Concord Street in Wilmington, will host a Holiday Open House for the general public on Sunday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Open House provides an opportunity for families to drop by and learn more about applied behavior analysis (ABA) and center-based services. Fun activities for children will include cookie decorating and ornament crafts. Light refreshments will be served. The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, a three-minute walk from the new center, will host its Annual Craft Show and Bake Sale on the same day.“We are delighted to be expanding our early intensive behavioral program for children with ASD,” said Ivy Chong, Ph.D., BCBA-D, M.B.A., Senior Vice President of Home, School, and Center-based Services for May Institute. “Center-based services create meaningful learning opportunities for children to master critical skills in their homes, the community, or other environments.”The center provides half-day or full-day services that feature individualized instruction based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. ABA is the methodology universally recognized as the only evidence-based intervention for children with a diagnosis of ASD and other behavioral or developmental disabilities. Research shows that early and intensive intervention can significantly impact long-term prognosis, particularly in the areas of language and social behavior.The May Center for ABA Services currently has openings for a limited number of new students, and accepts many commercial and private insurances, as well as private pay. Parents whose children attend the center receive parent coaching and consultation. Consultation focuses on teaching caregivers to work with their children to reduce problematic behavior and generalize, or transfer, skills they learn at the center to their home setting.RSVP for the Holiday Open House encouraged but not required. Visit For more information, contact Antonina Saunders at 781.437.1215 or center serves families from Wilmington, Reading, North Reading, Burlington, Billerica, Bedford, Tewksbury, Lawrence, Lowell, Andover, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Danvers, Beverly, Woburn, Saugus, Lynn, Lynnfield, Stoneham, Wakefield, and other surrounding communities.About May InstituteMay Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded more than 60 years ago, we provide a wide range of exceptional educational and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit The above press release is from the May Institute.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMay Center School For Children With Autism Expands, Moves to WilmingtonIn “Education”Tremezzo To Hold Fundraiser For Wilmington’s May Center School For Autism On July 10In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

RMG factories to be shut unless workers join work BGMEA

first_img.Leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Sunday said the readymade garment factories will be shut down indefinitely from Monday if the workers do not join work.”The workers will not be paid if they do not join work from Monday. As per section 13/1 of Labour Law, the factory will be shut,” BGMEA president Siddiqur Rahman told a press confernce at its office in Kawran Bazar in the city.A tri-party meeting will be held at the secretariat in the afternoon to solve the pay structure of the workers.last_img read more

Knives Out Trailer Shows Another Great Rian Johnson Movie

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Two years ago writer/director Rian Johnson gave us Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the best film by far of the Disney Star Wars era and a movie that certainly didn’t cause any dumb fan controversies. While early reports suggested he would also work on Episode 9, it turns out J.J. Abrams is closing out the saga with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this holiday. Rian Johnson is presumably still working on his own Star Wars trilogy.But in the meantime we have a new, earthbound Rian Johnson movie to see in just a few months. Check out the first trailer for Knives Out!I guess when you make a movie as big as Star Wars, you can cast whoever you want in your next project. The thing that stands out most about Knives Out is just how stacked the cast is. Colonel Sanders Daniel Craig. Sassy Chris Evans. Detective Lakeith Stanfield. Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Frank Oz, Riki Lindhome, Don Johnson, Christopher Plummer, and of course famous PCMag brother Noah Segan.That cast is also being put to good use. Continuing Johnson’s love of neo updates to classic genre formula, Knives Out is a whodunnit murder mystery investigating the dysfunctional family of a famous dead novelist. Presumably dark secrets will be uncovered in ways that both honor something like the old-school Murder on the Orient Express while also deconstructing it somewhat.Knives Out stabs its way into our hearts this November. In the meantime, catch up on other great Rian Johnson movies like Looper and Brick. And for another movie with a cast that’s too powerful, watch The Rock finally play Danny DeVito in Jumanji: The Next Level.last_img read more

Study finds there may be multiple God particles

first_img The hunt for the Higgs steps up a gear ( — Recent research in the US suggests there may be five versions of the theorized Higgs boson. The Higgs was dubbed the “God particle” by Nobel laureate Leon Lederman because its discovery could unify our understanding of the universe and help us “know the mind of God”.The Higgs is extremely important to the accepted theory of physics, known as the “Standard Model”, which was developed in the 1970s to incorporate everything known at the time about interactions between sub-atomic particles. The Higgs boson is thought to be the sub-atomic particle that mediates the force through which all other sub-atomic particles acquire their mass.Scientists have been trying for five decades to detect the Higgs boson, but have so far failed. Now theoretical physicist Adam Martin and colleagues at the Fermilab’s Tevatron particle accelerator near Chicago in Illinois in the US have analyzed results from the DZero experiment and suggest there may be multiple versions of the Higgs boson.The DZero experiment set up and observed collisions protons and anti-protons and was designed to examine the reason why the world is composed of normal matter rather than its opposite: anti-matter. They found the collisions resulted in pairs of muons one percent more often than anti-muon particles. The asymmetry could explain why matter has come to dominate over anti-matter, rather than the two annihilating each other.This effect, called CP violation, had been seen before but not to the same degree as seen in DZero, and the degree of asymmetry found in the latest results is greater than can be accounted for by the Standard Model. The researchers said the results could be explained by the existence of five Higgs boson particles with similar masses, with one having a negative electric charge, one negative and three neutral. The theory is called the two-Higgs doublet model.The two-Higgs doublet model is not the only possible explanation for the results, but Dr Martin said fitting a new effect in the Standard Model without disrupting its fit with other tests is difficult. The Standard Model accommodates only one Higgs doublet, and while scientists think of the Higgs as a single particle, Dr Martin said it “actually comes in a package of four”. Only one is seen because the other three are seen as W and Z bosons. Adding another Higgs doublet adds four more particles.Many physicists have come to regard the Standard Model as incomplete since it does not explain gravity or describe dark matter. An extension to the Standard Model, known as “supersymmetry,” proposes that each particle has a more massive “shadow” partner particle, effectively doubling the number of known particles. Such a scheme could accommodate the two-Higgs doublet model. So far no experimental evidence has been found for the existence of the “shadow” particles.The search for the Higgs boson is one of the main aims of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva in Switzerland. The facility, the world’s largest particle accelerator, could also find experimental evidence for supersymmetry.The results of the US research is published at The Standard Model. Image credit: AAAS This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 Explore further More information: Bogdan A. Dobrescu, Patrick J. Fox, Adam Martin: CP violation in B_s mixing from heavy Higgs exchange, arXiv:1005.4238, Citation: Study finds there may be multiple ‘God particles’ (2010, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

Google Buys Bump a Popular FileSharing App That Fought to Find its

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Tech giant Google has gobbled up Bump, the mobile app startup that allowed users to share files simply by “bumping” their smartphones. Yeah, kind of like a fist bump but with phones. And data is shared.The deal was announced yesterday on the Bump blog by co-founder and chief executive David Lieb. The Bump team will join Google and continue to operate as usual “for now,” Lieb said.”Our mission at Bump has always been to build the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other people and devices,” Lieb wrote. “We strive to create experiences that feel like magic, enabled behind the scene with innovations in math, data processing, and algorithms.”Bump had raised nearly $20 million from investors including Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz. Google might have paid anywhere from $30 million to $60 million for the company, according to AllThingsD.Related: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.Bump was founded in 2008 after Lieb, then a student at the University of Chicago’s MBA program, found himself daydreaming of an easy, efficient way to share contact information. The app launched in March 2009 and quickly gained popularity, with more than 40 million downloads in less than two years. Today, it has more than 100 million downloads.Bump has changed directions a number of times since its splash on the market. In 2011, for instance, Bump began allowing users to share photos, music, calendar appointments, and to become friends with other users over a Bump social network. But by early 2012, Bump 3.0 was released, effectively slashing many of the features that were added the previous year. No longer could users share calendars, music and apps. The social features disappeared. Bump decided to focus on the sharing of photos and contact information, instead.Last year, Bump launched Flock, a group photo-sharing app. Bump has also made money by licensing its technology to developers who have used it for things like exchanging money by touching phones.How Google might eventually utilize Bump is unclear. Google did not immediately return an email seeking comment.Update: A Google spokesperson sent us this statement: “The Bump team has demonstrated a strong ability to quickly build and develop products that users love, and we think they’ll be a great fit at Google.”Related: Fast Facts on Twitter’s Startup Buying Spree center_img September 17, 2013 Register Now »last_img read more

Firefox 65 supports MSI installers

first_imgFirefox 65 supports MSI installers by Martin Brinkmann on November 29, 2018 in Firefox – 8 commentsMozilla plans to offer Firefox MSI installers for Windows systems with the release of Firefox 65. MSI installers will be offered alongside regular Firefox installers offered as .exe files for Windows PCs.MSI installers will be offered for each locale, version of Windows and CPU architecture that is supported, just like it is the case for .exe installers currently.  In other words: Windows 7 or newer, 32-bit or 64-bit, and all locales that Firefox supports.Firefox Nightly MSI installers are already available; Mozilla plans to publish MSI installers for Beta and Release versions of the Firefox web browser when these versions hit version 65. Firefox Beta 65 will be released in December 2018, Firefox 65 Stable at the end of January 2019.The Nightly installer is not available on the official download site on the Mozilla website; administrators who would like to download the MSI installer need to open this page on Archive.Mozilla.Org to download the installer to the local system.Tip: Use the on-page find with a tap on F3 and search for .msi to jump find the right installer faster.It is possible that the installer will be offered on the official Enterprise website on the Mozilla website once it hits the stable release channel.MSI installers are useful for deployment through deployment tools such as Active Directory or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Administrators may run the installation with options to customize the installation.Mozilla published available options on a support page.  The following MSI transforms are supported:INSTALL_DIRECTORY_PATH=[path] to define a path for the Firefox installation.INSTALL_DIRECTORY_NAME=[name] to define the name of the Firefox directory.TASKBAR_SHORTCUT={true,false} defines whether a taskbar shortcut is placed during installation.DESKTOP_SHORTCUT={true,false} defines whether a desktop shortcut is placed during installation.START_MENU_SHORTCUT={true,false} defines whether a Start Menu shortcut is placed during installation.INSTALL_MAINTENANCE_SERVICE={true,false} defines whether the Maintenance Service is installed.REMOVE_DISTRIBUTION_DIR={true,false} defines whether the distribution directory of an installation is removed.PREVENT_REBOOT_REQUIRED={true,false} to allow or prevent reboots if required.OPTIONAL_EXTENSIONS={true,false} ti allow or disallow the installation of bundled extensions.EXTRACT_DIR=[directory] extracts the Firefox files without installing them.MSIEXEC options are supported as well./i or /package will install the browser./L or /log writes to a log file./m generates an SMS status .mif file./q, /quiet, or /passive to install Firefox silently/norestart, /forcerestart, or /promptrestart to block, force or prompt users for a restart.You could use the basic command msiexec /package firefox{addversion}.msi /q to install Firefox silently on the local system. Note that you will get an UAC prompt if you run the command from a command prompt that is not elevated. (via Sören Hentzschel)SummaryArticle NameFirefox 65 supports MSI installersDescriptionMozilla plans to offer Firefox MSI installers for Windows systems with the release of Firefox 65 for all release channels, locales, and architectures.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Shocking exposé reveals underground LGBTI conversion therapy in South Korea

first_imgThe series of videos shows the hidden ‘treatment’ of LGBTI people, including exorcism and heavy beatings. This often comes with an extortionate price tag.Hanriver Kim is a producer for South Korean news organization Dotface. He identifies as gay and genderqueer and says the practice is more common than people think.‘People think gay conversion therapy is ridiculous,’ Kim told Gay Star News. ‘But many people think it is done to few gay people.’He continued: ‘Actually it is not.‘We had more than 40 victims when we asked people for tell their stories on our Facebook page,’ he said.In one of the videos, when one of the gay men came out to his parents, she stabbed herself with a kitchen knife.She then made him promise not to marry a guy until she died.[embedded content]Another gay man recounted a story of being kidnapped and detained to try to cure him of his homosexuality.The anonymous gay man said in the video: ‘The pastor would take the microphone and suddenly scream and call my name. He’d talk about “the dirty evil spirit” and… bad spirits, who date men.’The pastor would also rid him of ‘AIDS germs’.Undercover camera in gay conversionIn the second video, gay man Sung-Mok Baek calls up a prayer house and tells the receptionist he thinks he likes guys and he wants to change.She replies: ‘We perform the inner curing so that you can be changed.’The scene then cuts to a woman performing an exorcism-like ritual on Baek. She says in the video: ‘Satan is inside of you, so hideously. It’s horrid.’She begins shaking and coughing, trying to get the spirit out.Another testimony from a gay man revealed one pastor he went to hit him on the back and head.The pastor also showed the gay man pictures of her grandchildren and warned the gay man he’ll be taking that away from his parents.[embedded content]One LGBTI cure practitioner quotes a single session for ₩300,000 ($266). Another place asked for ₩700,000 ($621).Producer Hanriver Kim told Gay Star News: ‘In Korea, the Christian population is more that 20%.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Conservative Christians perform conversion therapy, but also fiercely oppose non-discrimination legislation for LGBTI people.He said they produced the documentary series to tell the international community that South Korean LGBTI people need legal protections.They also wanted to shine a spotlight on the ‘cruel’ practice of LGBTI conversion therapy in South Korea.The last video states LGBTI people who go through conversion therapy are seven times more likely to try to end their own lives. They’re also five times more likely to get depression.What’s it like to be LGBTI in South Korea?South Korea largely ignores LGBTI rights.Same-sex sexual activity is legal, but that’s only because there is no record of anti-gay laws in the country’s history. It’s the same story for equal age of consent.Anti-discrimination laws exist according to jurisdictions. But there are no laws for LGBTI couples to start or raise families. Same-sex marriage is also illegal.[embedded content]Hanriver Kim said: ‘The older generation still thinks that homosexuality can be changed’ and newer generations are generally more accepting of it.But no one really knows gay conversion therapy exists in South Korea.He said: ‘In South Korea, not many people know about conversion therapy.’Kim continued: ‘The international community could help us by spreading the message that we still have conversion therapy and to say that it is ridiculous thing to do.‘The government needs to think that it is a shame to not protect the LGBTQ+ community,’ he said.See also:Violent protesters disrupt LGBTI festival in South KoreaMore than 210,000 sign petition against South Korea gay prideGay K-pop star Holland filmed hot make out scene four times… and loved itGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Exposé reveals shocking gay conversion therapy practices in South Korea. | Photo: Dotface / YouTube Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img A South Korean exposé on gay conversion therapy highlights the shocking practise is thriving in the country’s underground. GAYSTARNEWS- UK considering a ban on ‘gay cure’ therapyThis Christian group that ‘loves’ LGBTI people may have ulterior motivesChloë Grace Moretz tells of her brothers’ struggles with coming outRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more