Giant mess What is going on with the Giant Mine clean up

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-Jacobs APTN National NewsWhen it comes to environmental disasters in the north, it doesn’t get much bigger than the Giant Mine near Yellowknife.According to studies, the site is highly contaminated with arsenic.On Thursday night, the federal government held a town meeting to explain how they plan to deal with the clean up.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

‘Actors make the worst friends’

first_imgMumbai: Actor Sunny Leone says entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available. “Actors and entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available, neither emotionally nor physically. We are not there for our own birthdays, let alone somebody else’s birthday,” Sunny Leone said. On the appreciation she has received from the industry, she said: “I don’t set very high expectations when it comes to the industry reaching out and appreciating me, so I’m never really disappointed.” Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knotThe mother of three children has been trolled time and again. But she said that she wouldn’t want to be trolled about her children. “I don’t care what people say about me but I wouldn’t want people to say bad things about my kids,” said the actor, who has three children. The actor expressed that if she sees people trolling her children on social media or television, it would irritate her but if she hears it in person, they better watch out as she is a “mumma bear when it comes to her kids”. I Since 2011, Leone has been married to musician Daniel Weber, and in 2017, they adopted a baby girl Nisha and later they became parents to Noah and Asher, who were born via surrogacy.last_img read more

Recall of Moroccan ambassador in Algiers “appropriate and clear decision against…

first_imgBordeaux – The Minister of Communication and government spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi, said on Thursday that the ambassador was asked to come back to the Kingdom because of “Algeria’s aggressive position on the Moroccan Sahara.”Mr. El Khalfi, who was speaking at a press conference after the cabinet meeting, stressed that it “was impossible for Morocco to ignore the unprecedented hostility of Algiers regarding a decisive national cause, namely the Western Sahara issue.”Recalling the Algerian president’s message during a meeting in Abuja with a group of individuals who are hostile to Morocco on 28 October, the government spokesman pointed out that “it is not coming from an organization, committee or Human Rights group, but a message from the highest authority in Algeria. “ This message “contains allegations on several topics concerning Human Rights that Morocco could not ignore,” he added.Mr. El Khalfi noted that Morocco has made this decision in order to defend its choice on a national issue, noting that it is not only about an international mechanism for monitoring human rights, and the request to extend the powers of MINURSO, but rather the growing hostility towards Morocco.The official said that any decision on this issue will be announced in due time, adding that Morocco has launched an information campaign to clarify its position. The government is to organize a meeting with the country’s political parties in order to explain the Kingdom’s position. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Ohio State womens basketball holds on at Rutgers 6758

OSU junior forward Shayla Cooper (32) and Purdue sophomore center Bree Horrocks jostle for position in a game on Jan. 17 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 90-70. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorSnow was a concern in Piscataway, New Jersey, along with the rest of the East Coast, but the Big Ten matchup between No. 7 Ohio State (14-4, 6-1) and Rutgers (12-7, 3-4) women’s basketball played on regardless.The Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights battled throughout the entire 40 minutes of play. With preparation being essential in the midst of the conference schedule, the Scarlet and Gray exhibited that they were the primed team, winning 67-58.Coming into the matchup, the Scarlet Knights led the Big Ten in scoring defense while the Buckeyes led in scoring offense, making it an intriguing battle on paper and, initially, in reality.It took a couple possessions for the Buckeyes to warm up to the Louis Brown Athletic Center environment, but once they got in a groove, they began to get back to their exemplary scoring ways.Rutgers was right behind the Buckeyes in the first quarter, forcing OSU to earn all of its points, and offensively being patient for high-quality shots. Both teams shot over 50 percent from the field in the first, showcasing fantastic efficiency.With the lead changing 10 times, neither team was able to go on a run in the second quarter. The Scarlet Knights limited the Buckeyes from their bread-and-butter high-velocity transition offense, forcing them to slow the ball down and run a halfcourt set. Although OSU’s sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell was able to create her own shots, netting 14 points in the half, the scoring sensation likes to get her team involved on the fast break.Rutgers’ first-half offense was dedicated to running through its set plays and finishing in the paint. Senior forward Kahleah Copper brought in eight points in the first half, shooting 4-of-6 from the field, as well as grabbing nine rebounds. When the Buckeyes were able to protect the paint, the Scarlet Knights found sophomore guard Shrita Parker for open shots at the 3-point line. Parker ended the half with eight points also and converted both of her attempts from behind the arc.The third quarter told a different tale, as OSU picked up its scoring. With Rutgers coming out spotlighting Mitchell, the second half of the Buckeyes’ backcourt scoring duo, senior guard Ameryst Alston, took her turn in putting points on the board. Alston’s seventh point of the game surpassed the 1,900-point mark for her career, an impressive milestone for any collegiate basketball player. With 10 games still to play in the regular season, 2,000 career points is practical in her last crusade wearing scarlet and gray.Going into the closing quarter, OSU led by 17 points and did not have any intentions of letting the Scarlet Knights make their way back into the game.Applying full-court pressure to start the quarter established the Buckeyes presence and momentum, eliminating the Scarlet Knight productivity with their multiple half-court set plays.Once coach Kevin McGuff took off the full-court press, Rutgers immediately took advantage, cutting the lead down to single digits with fewer than five minutes to play in the game.Rather than a shift in momentum, the small run that Rutgers went on was simply a scare, as the Buckeyes were able to put a hold on the Scarlet Knights in the final minutes of play.Mitchell finished the game with 22 points, shooting 8-for-15 from the field in the matinee. Alston and sophomore forward Alexa Hart each accumulated 15 points, with Hart grabbing eight rebounds and Alston dishing out five assists.Rutgers had four players scoring in double digits, being led by Copper with 18 points and 13 rebounds. The sniper from 3-point land, Parker, ended with 13 points getting 12 of those points off of trey balls. Junior guard Tyler Scaife and redshirt senior Briyona Canty each chipped in 11 points.The Buckeyes are next scheduled to travel back home to Columbus looking to continue their winning streak against the Northwestern Wildcats (13-6, 2-5). The last time OSU lost was at Northwestern on Jan. 14. Thursday, the rock is set to be tossed up for tip off in the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. read more

Jackets return home after achieving roadtrip goals

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ (3-1-0) Monday morning practice at the Dispatch Ice Haus was full of smiles, and for good reason.The 2009-10 squad returned to Ohio over the weekend after winning two out of three games in its first West Coast road swing of the season. The Blue Jackets now prepare for a hard-hitting game tonight against the Calgary Flames (4-1-0) in a 7 p.m. faceoff at Nationwide Arena.“We have a great group in this locker room, and guys were having fun out there in practice with good hard work,” said captain Rick Nash, who leads the team with six points, including two goals and four assists. “It’s a good team to be around right now. Everyone gets along together and when you’re winning it makes everything comfortable.”The Blue Jackets are showing the rest of the NHL that the franchise’s first playoff appearance a season ago was not an accident. On the road against opposing-team home openers, Columbus defeated Vancouver, 5-3, on Oct. 5 before shutting out the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-0, last Saturday in Phoenix.“The start has been great and two out of three road wins are huge,” Nash said. “We just want to keep this going and we’ll be fine. [Calgary is] a good team and they made some huge trades in the summer with signings. We are going to have our hands full, but we’ll have our home fans behind us.”One of Calgary’s main offseason additions was defenseman Jay Bouwmeester from the Florida Panthers, who was considered one of the top free-agent signings in summer 2009. Standing at 6 feet 4 inches, the native of Edmonton, Alberta, has claimed 206 points in 476 career NHL games and will look to cause problems for Columbus offensively.“It’s going to be a rough game and they are a big tough team,” forward Derek Dorsett said. “We are just going to have to match it. We have to worry about our game and go after them.”  On the defensive side, the confidence the Blue Jackets have begins with their success at goalie. Starter and 2008-09 Rookie of the Year Steve Mason is 2-1 in front of the net with a .906 save percentage, and veteran backup Mathieu Garon won in his Columbus debut against the Coyotes, claiming a shutout with 36 saves.“Having a goalie back there is like your quarterback,” defenseman Marc Methot said. “Usually the outcomes of the games rely on your goaltender and having that backup you can really trust and not worrying about when he gets in between the pipes is huge. As a defenseman, we can’t ask for more. It makes us more comfortable back there and we don’t play as tentative.”Against the power play, the Blue Jackets have killed 17 of 18 penalties.“We know we can kill penalties and a good penalty-killing team can go real far in season,” said Garon, who signed a two-year contract last July with Columbus. “I think when you can get out of situations like that without getting scored on, it’s a plus for the team and a way we can be successful.”With one of the youngest squads in the league, the Blue Jackets will need to be physical from the start and look for an early lead in tonight’s Western Conference matchup.“It’s big for our confidence,” Methot said. “We can go out there and play with a little bit of swagger and our offense can really get things going. They’re not worried about getting yelled at or making too many mistakes.” read more

Football Urban Meyer and Ohio State begin preparation for No 9 Penn

Ohio State redshirt senior receivers Parris Campbell (21) and Johnnie Dixon (1) celebrate after Campbell records his second touchdown reception of the day. Ohio State defeated Tulane 49-6. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorFrom the moment Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer took the podium in his Monday press conference, one thing was on his mind. It was not his return to the sideline or Saturday’s 49-6 win against Tulane. It was No. 9 Penn State. Through four games this season, Meyer sees the same quality team even with the Nittany Lions having lost both running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Mike Gesicki to the NFL after last season. “We don’t see much difference at all,” Meyer said. “Scheme’s very similar to what they’ve done in the past and obviously the quarterback’s the guy that makes it go.”Along with preparing for redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley, Meyer said Ohio State will have to prepare for the atmosphere when the Buckeyes travel to State College, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. Meyer said the atmosphere at Beaver Stadium is “one of the tops in the country” and the fans are like the ones he sees in Ohio Stadium. “It’s just a difficult place. Certainly one of the top five stadiums to play in, hard to play in,” Meyer said. “Very loud and the fans are into it. And very good environment. Great environment.”Meyer said Ohio State has the leadership with several returning starters to lead the players into what many consider as a hostile road game. “It’s essential,” Meyer said. “You don’t win that game without good leadership.”Nick Bosa injury updateMeyer said Monday that junior defensive end Nick Bosa will not play against Penn State on Saturday. “Nick Bosa is still not ready,” Meyer said. “It’s going to be a few more weeks, but we expect him back.” Meyer said last week that Bosa would miss the Tulane game after undergoing surgery to repair a core muscle injury. The timetable on his return has still not been announced. In Monday’s press conference, the head coach said he has conversations with Bosa’s family about his recovery affecting his future, with many considering him as a top-10 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. “We’ve already had those discussions a little bit. But that’s down the road when he becomes healthy again,” Meyer said. “Those conversations will be had, but absolutely. Not that you treat anybody different than another player. I want to make sure that’s clear. But that’s a real conversation that we’re going to have.” Meyer also said Monday that redshirt junior defensive lineman Robert Landers and redshirt junior running back Mike Weber will play against Penn State on Saturday. read more

The first call from a cell phone was made 46 years ago

first_img 46 From brick phones to pocket computers in 40 years (pictures) 19 Photos Share your voice Comments Cisco Editors’ Note: This piece was first published on April 3, 2013 on the 40th anniversary of the first cell phone call. What follows is the original piece.Martin Cooper changed the world when he made the first cell phone call 40 years ago. The former Motorola vice president and division manager made the call on the company’s DynaTAC phone while standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue. His first call: to the head of research at Bell Labs, a company that also was attempting to build the first cell phone. Cooper’s call did more than untether people from their fixed phone lines; it opened the door to true mobility and continues to affect virtually every aspect of our lives. Long gone are the clunky phones, such as the DynaTAC, or the large cell phone famously used by Zack Morris on the television sitcom “Saved by the Bell.” In their places are sleek smartphones and tablets with massive brains and access to a super-fast wireless connection. People don’t just use their mobile devices to make phone calls. In fact, they do a lot less of that now. They use their phones to browse the Internet, order delivery food, play word games with each other, and keep up with the ever-increasing tsunami of e-mails and text messages. Cooper remains a revered figure in cell phone history. He had another moment to shine at Motorola’s Razr event last fall. When current Motorola executives introduced him, the throngs of jaded bloggers and reporters stopped their typing to pay their respects for his accomplishments. Marty_Cooper1.JPGMartin Cooper and his Motorola DynaTAC. Kent German/CNET A lot has changed since Cooper worked at Motorola and the company was a world-beating giant in the telecom industry. Now, what’s left of the Motorola cell phone division largely has been swallowed up by Google, which now dominates the industry with its Android mobile operating system. What hasn’t been gobbled up by Google and its partners (primarily Samsung Electronics) is left to Apple, the other major player in the field. As part of the 40th anniversary, Cisco put together an infographic (above) that highlights some of the milestones that got us from Cooper’s first call to today’s Google Glass and beyond. In 1992, the first commercial text message is sent (“LOL”). Two years later, Tetris makes its debut as the first cell phone game. In 2004, the first Wi-Fi-certified cell phone is introduced and is now a commonplace feature as the wireless carriers look to unload as much traffic as possible on Wi-Fi. center_img Tags The graphic also highlights the introduction of Apple’s App Store in 2008, marking the first of a new generation of application stores and inspiring legions of developers. Looking ahead, the advent of cellular technology has enabled wholly new connected devices, as evidenced by an image of Google Glass making its way to the infographic. The carriers, meanwhile, are looking to connect everything from cars to dog collars and medicine pill bottles. Cisco projects by 2017 there will be more than 10 billion mobile devices around the world, with video accounting for 66 percent of all traffic. But it all goes back to that first phone call. Mobile TVs Tablets Culture Laptops Phones Cisco Google Motorolalast_img read more

Baltimore City States Attorneys Race Heats Up

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comIvan Bates, the defense attorney, former prosecutor and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney, has been on the campaign stump incessantly attacking State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her record. Mosby says her office’s 92 percent felony conviction rate speaks volumes about her record.Mosby, Bates and former Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, another candidate for the State’s Attorney’s Office, will have at least three opportunities in person to debate the pressing issues confronting the SA’s Office and the city.Last week, Mosby’s office said she will participate in three debates. The first debate will be at WYPR and the Midday show hosted by Tom Hall (the specific date in May or June has not been announced yet). On June 7, Mosby will also participate in the Baltimore Sun/WJZ debate and on June 13, Mosby will take part in the WOLB debate on the Larry Young Morning Show.Marilyn MosbyMosby graduated magna cum laude from Tuskegee University and obtained her law degree from Boston University. While in law school, she clerked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston and Washington, D.C., as well as the Homicide Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston.Marilyn Mosby (Facebook Photo)A native of Boston, and a resident of the Reservoir Hill neighborhood of West Baltimore, Mosby was sworn in as Baltimore’s 25th State’s Attorney January 8, 2015, after what many characterize as a surprising almost 10 point victory over incumbent Gregg Bernstein.In the wake of the homicide of Freddie Gray April 19, 2015 and the subsequent uprising, Mosby charged the six officers connected to Gray’s death on a variety of charges on May 1, 2015 (the officers were officially indicted by a grand jury May 21, 2015). The move sparked the ire of many law enforcement agencies across the nation and the praise of law enforcement reform advocates and people who have been victims of police misconduct around the country and the world (The first trial, William Porter was declared a mistrial, Brian Rice, Caesar Goodson and Edward Nero were found not guilty by bench trial, and all charges against Alicia White, Garrett Miller and Porter were dropped). Beyond the 92 percent felony conviction rate touted by Mosby, her office also argues it has convicted every public enemy number one brought to trial since 2015.Mosby is married to Baltimore City Delegate Nick Mosby (D-40).Ivan BatesBates graduated with honors from Howard University and subsequently obtained his law degree from William and Mary. After law school, Bates clerked for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. After moving to Baltimore in 1995, Bates also clerked for the Hon. David B. Mitchell in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City. He is a U.S. Army veteran who served in the 32nd Air Defense Artillery unit.Ivan Bates (Twitter Photo)A veteran trial attorney, Bates has worked as a prosecutor in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office led by Patricia Jessamy, in the Juvenile Crime Division and later in the Homicide Division, where he says he never lost a murder trial.Bates is a former president of the Monumental Bar Association. He is a senior partner at the law firm of Bates and Garcia, which he started in 2006.last_img read more