The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced the winners of the 43rd annual Gracie Awards to take place May 22 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.The event will recognize such esteemed honorees as Ashley Judd, Billie Jean King, Claire Danes, Elizabeth Marvel, Hoda Kotb, Issa Rae, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Katie Couric, Megan Mullally, Pam Oliver, Reese Witherspoon, and Shirley Strawberry, along with some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media. Local and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York City.“In a historic and momentous year for women, on and off the camera and in front of and behind the microphone, the Gracie Awards arrive at an important time to celebrate the storytellers who are changing the narrative and pushing boundaries in the quest toward diversity and equality,” said AWMF Chair Christine Travaglini, President, Katz Radio Group. “And as we enter our 43rd year, we at AWM, through the Gracies, are incredibly proud help usher in a new era by honoring and celebrating outstanding talent and content for, by and about women.”In the third consecutive year as Executive Producer, Vicangelo Bulluck will spotlight these prolific women in the industry who continue to inspire and support others, break down barriers, and lead by example in creating opportunity for future generations.TELEVISION – GALA HONOREESABC News- Ashley Judd Speaks Interview SpecialABC NewsA Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks USA Gymnastics Investigative FeatureNBC NewsGRAND AWARD: Big Little Lies Limited SeriesHBOClaire Danes (Homeland) Actress in a Leading Role – DramaShowtime Networks, Inc.Divided (60 Minutes) Interview FeatureCBS NewsElizabeth Marvel (Homeland) Actress in a Supporting Role – DramaShowtime Networks, Inc.Elizabeth Smart (Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography) Producer – Non-FictionA&E NetworkFelicia D. Henderson (The Quad) Producer – EntertainmentBET NetworksForgotten Mothers (Global Business America) News MagazineCGTN AmericaGreat News ComedyUniversal Television, NBCHoda’s Heroes Among Us: Superheroes (TODAY) Soft News FeatureNBC NewsGRAND AWARD: Holding Court – Billie Jean King (CBS Sunday Morning) Soft News FeatureCBS News Sunday MorningIngrid Formanek (Global Warming: Arctic Melt) Producer – Documentary CNNIssa Rae (Insecure) Actress in a Leading Role – Comedy or MusicalHBOGRAND AWARD: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP) Actress in a Leading Role – Comedy or MusicalHBOJuju Chang (ABC News) Reporter/CorrespondentABC NewsMegan Mullally (Will & Grace) Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or MusicalUniversal Television, NBCNella the Princess Knight Family SeriesNickelodeonNiki Caro (ANNE WITH AN E) DirectorNorthwood EntertainmentNorah O’Donnell (CBS This Morning) On-Air Talent – News or News MagazineCBS This Morning / CBS NewsNot the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) SpecialTBSPam Oliver (FOX Sports) On-Air Talent – Entertainment or SportsFOX SportsPaula Malcomson (Ray Donovan) Actress in a Breakthrough RoleShowtime Networks, Inc.Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies) Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited SeriesHBOSalma Abdelaziz (CNN) Producer – NewsCNNSC Featured: The Legacy of 261 Sports FeatureESPN FeaturesShailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) Actress in a Supporting Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited SeriesHBOStates of Undress Non-Fiction or RealityVicelandThe Family I Had DocumentaryInvestigation DiscoveryThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Made for TV MovieHBOThe Rundown with Robin Thede VarietyBET NetworksThe View Talk Show – EntertainmentABC NewsThis Is Us Drama20th Century Fox TelevisionTop Of The Lake: China Girl Limited SeriesSundanceTVUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ensemble CastUniversal Television, NetflixUSA Gymnastics News Feature SeriesCBS NewsVICE News Tonight News ProgramVICE NewsVICE News Tonight’s “Charlottesville: Race & Terror” Hard News FeatureVICE NewsRADIO NATIONAL – GALA HONOREESHoda Kotb (The Hoda Show) Host/PersonalitySiriusXMJill on Money Talk ShowCBS News RadioLiana Huth (I’m Listening) ProducerEntercom Communications Corp.On the Record Interview FeatureAmerican Urban Radio NetworkShirley Strawberry (The Steve Harvey Morning Show) Co-hostPremiere NetworksThe Big Time with Whitney Allen Crisis CoverageWestwood One /Oh I GottaThe Last Mile SpecialSiriusXM RadioThe Reckoning Part 1 News FeatureSiriusXM RadioRADIO NATIONAL NONCOMMERCIAL – GALA HONOREESHer Own Devices Investigative Feature – Non CommercialReveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX in partnership with The Investigative FundMary Louise Kelly (All Things Considered) Reporter/Correspondent/Host – Non Commercial NPR News#MeToo: Conversations About Sexual Harassment (NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday) Series – Non CommercialNational Public RadioNPR’s National Desk Crisis Reporting Crisis Coverage – Non CommercialNational Public RadioThat’s When My Childhood Ended News Feature – Non CommercialYouth RadioThe More Things Change: How a Husband and Wife Came to Love Each Other More as Wife and Wife. Documentary – Non CommercialCBC RADIO ONEThree Generations Reflect on Hollywood, Harassment and Hitchcock Interview Feature – Non CommercialNational Public RadioWhite Coat, Black Art Public Affairs – Non CommercialCBC RADIO ONEINTERACTIVE MEDIA – GALA HONOREESElise Tries Online Video Host or CorrespondentNational Public RadioKatie Couric (Katie Couric) Podcast HostStitcher and Katie Couric MediaNPR Music: Turning The Tables BlogNPRRefinery29 Website – Information or EntertainmentRefinery29Splash Sisters Original Online Programming – Standalone VideoespnWTED Sincerely X: Rescued by Ritual Original Online Programming – Standalone AudioAudible, Inc.The Aftermath Original Online Programming – Video SeriesThe Center for Investigative Reporting & Glassbreaker FilmsThe Rohingya: World’s Least-Wanted People Website – NewsRadio Free AsiaBrenda Goodman (When A Mother Dies) Online Producer – NewsWebMDWhere Should We Begin? with Esther Perel PodcastAudible, Inc.Women in Latin America: Power and Resilience (Andrea Patiño Contreras) Original Online Programming – News or DocumentaryUnivision News NetworkTELEVISION LOCAL – LUNCHEON HONOREESCBS 13 News Live at Five News ProgramSinclair Broadcast GroupErin Gutierrez (Atticus Investigates) Producer – Scripted / Edited / LiveTEGNAImpact: Feeding Our Children Soft News FeatureWUSA*9Insight with John Ferrugia: Traded and Trafficked Investigative FeatureRocky Mountain PBSKelly Frey (WTAE) On-Air TalentWTAEKristin Dickerson (My Sister From God) DirectorKXAS NBC-5KQED Newsroom: A Year of Remarkable Women News MagazineKQEDRacing Towards Hope (Ashley Stroehlein) Sports FeatureWBTVRaped in the Military Hard News FeatureWUSA*9Selling Girls DocumentaryTEGNATELEVISION LOCAL – STUDENT – LUNCHEON HONOREESDragon Boat Club (Capital News Service, Maryland Newsline) Soft News Feature – StudentUniversity of Maryland, College ParkMegan Smedley On-Air Talent – StudentCapital News Service, University of Maryland, College ParkViewFinder (Strength and Shame) Hard News Feature – StudentUniversity of Maryland, College ParkRADIO LOCAL – LUNCHEON HONOREESAncient Voices Portrait/Biography – Non-Commercial LocalKMFA 89.5 FM Austin, TexasA Miscarriage in ICE Detention News Feature – Non-Commercial LocalKUOW Puget Sound Public RadioBe Their Hope Public Service AnnouncementBeasley Media GroupChild Care Crisis Hard News FeatureWTOP RadioJayde Donovan (Todd and Jayde in the Morning) Co-Host – LocalCumulusKeep Calm Special – Non-Commercial LocalCBC VancouverKelly Prime (More Perfect: Enemy of Mankind) Producer – Non-Commercial LocalWNYC StudiosManoush Zomorodi (Note to Self) Host/Anchor – Non-Commercial LocalNew York Public RadioMina SayWhat Feature – LocaliHeartMediaNatalie Vacca (Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning) Producer – LocaliHeartMedia (WOR NY)Nina Hajian (Shoboy In The Morning) Host – Morning Drive – LocalCBS Radio New YorkRita Cosby Exclusive with Hillary Clinton Talk Interview Feature – LocalWABC Radio/ Cumulus NetworkShelley Rome (Shelley Rome Show) Host – Non-Morning Drive – LocaliHeartMediaSlay the Gander Documentary – Non- Commercial LocalCBC Radio, Wanita BatesThe Cooper Lawrence Show Interview Feature – LocalCox Media GroupThe Joan Hamburg Show Talk Show – LocalCumulus MediaTJ Taormina/The TJ Show Soft News Feature – LocalEntercom BostonThink Out Loud Talk Show – Non-Commercial LocalOPBViolinista Alasha Al-Qudwah: ‘You Don’t Need Anything But Your Heart to Play This Music’ Interview Feature- Non-Commercial LocalWest Virginia Public BroadcastingVoices with Pebbles Public Affairs – LocalBeasley Media GroupWMAL- Mornings on The Mall w/Mary & Vince Crisis Coverage – LocalCUMULUS MEDIA BROADCASTINGRADIO LOCAL – STUDENT – LUNCHEON HONOREES A League of Our Own Talk Show – StudentRadio Hofstra University – WRHU FM / WRHU.orgCombating Mental Health Issues in Public Schools News Feature – StudentWFUV / Fordham UniversityI Am that Girl Alexis Jones Interview Interview Feature – StudentRadio Hofstra University – WRHU FM / WRHU.orgEmpowering Women To Enter Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Public Affairs – StudentRadio Hofstra University – WRHU FM / WRHU.orgMaria Santana (A League of Our Own, Hofstra Morning Wake up Call & Newsline) Producer – StudentRadio Hofstra University – WRHU FM / WRHU.orgINTERACTIVE MEDIA – Student – LUNCHEON HONOREESAli Reid (The Reid Feed) Online Video Host or CorrespondentAli ReidKacie Candela (Prickly Politics) Podcast HostWFUV / Fordham UniversityMurugi Thande (Black and Missing) Online ProducerMurugi ThandeRadioActive Youth Media PodcastRadioActive Youth MediaViewFinder (Strong Women) Original Online ProgrammingUniversity of Maryland, College ParkTo view complete list of award recipients and honorable mentions, visit allwomeninmedia.org.
Rabat – The 200-kilometer-long high speed train will link Casablanca and Tangier in two hours and 10 minutes instead of the normal five-hour train ride.The LGV departed from Tangier on its way to Rabat with King Mohammed VI and Macron taking the first ride.The flagship train, which represents strong bilateral ties between Morocco and France, is being driven by a Moroccan rail engineer, who was trained among others in France, according to Jeune Afrique. During testing, the train reached a speed record of 357 kilometers per hour in May.Morocco’s “Al Boraq” high speed service will average 320 kilometers per hour between Tangier and Kenitra, a city north of Rabat, and will drop its speed to 160 kilometers per hour from Kenitra to Casablanca, the pan-African magazine added.Read Also: Macron Arrives in Morocco to Inaugurate LGV with King Mohammed VIThe Moroccan government allocated MAD 5.8 billion to the rail’s construction. The Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development contributed MAD 1 billion.The French government offered loans of 51 percent of the €2 billion overall cost.The French government financed the project via several loans, including an initial investment by the French Development Agency (AFD) of €220 million.Morocco later received a loan of €80 million from AFD to fund the last segment of the Tangier-Casablanca high -speed train project in October 2017.According to Jeune Afrique, Morocco’s railway operator (ONCF) also received funds from several Gulf countries, including a €144 million loan from the Saudi Fund for Development and a €100 million loan from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development has also loaned the project €86 million, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development loaned €70 million.A number of French companies also contributed in the construction of the project, including SNCF, which managed the project, and the Egis Group which took over the civil engineering.Systra, a subsidiary of SNCF, built the rails while Alstom built 12 trains.ONCF will announce the LGV ticket prices on Friday, November 16.The train was originally scheduled to be finished in 2015 but was later postponed to 2017. After a series of delays, however, the project was completed and launched today from Tangier.The project will increase its passenger capacity from 3 million per year to more than 60 million starting in the third year. In the operational phase, Morocco’s LGV is expected to generate 1,500 direct and 800 indirect jobs.According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the partnership led to the creation of the Railway Training Institute (IFF) in Rabat for railway workers from Morocco, France, and other countries in the region, as well as a joint venture between ONCF and France’s SNCF to maintain high-speed trains, while allowing ONCF to gradually gain skills in this area.
SUNDERLAND, England — With Britain’s departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying.Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage are setting out on a two-week “Leave Means Leave” march between northern England and London, accusing politicians of “betraying the will of the people.”It’s due to end at Parliament on March 29, the day the U.K. was supposed to leave.Protesters plan to set out Saturday from Sunderland, which is 270 miles (434 kilometres) north of London that voted by 61-39 per cent in 2016 to leave the EU.Almost three years later, U.K. lawmakers remain deadlocked over the government’s Brexit deal. Parliament voted this week to seek to delay Britain’s departure until at least June 30.Jill Lawless, The Associated Press
Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone and his body was found in his car which had crashed into a wall.According to police reports in 2012, the rugby player was driving home after attending a party when he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on Park Road. The case was filed over body parts which went missing after the initial post-mortem was conducted by Samarasekera on Thajudeen’s remains soon after his death. Some body parts of murdered rugger player Wasim Thajudeen had been sent to the SAITM medical college in Malabe by the former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Ananda Samarasekara.This was revealed in court today by the Criminal Investigations Department when the case into the murder was heard. The police claimed that the car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim.However suspicions later arose over the manner in which he died and it was believed that he was murdered. (Colombo Gazette) Earlier the Attorney General (AG) had filed a case against the former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of Colombo over the Wasim Thajudeen murder case.
A new research study by Brock University nursing students is looking for French-speaking students to volunteer their time.The Health Canada-backed REVIVRE research study will involve the students volunteering at a long-term healthcare facility in the city of Welland, which has a large French-speaking population.The students will be spending time with residents of Foyer Richelieu participating in recreational activities such as playing cards, bowling, knitting or making puzzles.The goals for the students is to increase their knowledge on the importance of health professionals in minority language communities, and to potentially increase their motivation to pursue a health career working with these types of communities.For the residents, the goal is to improve their quality of life and increase their social engagement through French-speaking healthcare volunteers.Ultimately, the long-term goal of the study is for adults in long-term care facilities and other Canadians in official minority language communities to have increased access to health professionals in their languages.For more information, or to take part, contact Stephanie Blais, Research Assistant, 905-688-5550 x1552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) has completed a campaign to raise awareness about public transit in Niagara and the difficulties students face when it comes to getting to and from campus.BUSU has invited Niagara Region councillors, including Regional Chair Alan Caslin, to spend 30 minutes riding several local bus routes that serve Brock University’s students Thursday.The councillors will also be presented with the results of the campaign, including a transit survey completed by more than 3,000 Brock students that shows the important role transit plays in their daily lives.“The purpose of the survey was to get the full student perspective on transit and how it impacts the community,” said Antonio Sergi, BUSU Vice-President, External Affairs. “Our mandate as a student union is to represent the opinions of students on things that impact them and to address any challenges they face. We’ve had a good relationship with transit providers in the area, however a seamless system seems to be the preference of the students.”The transit campaign focused on three specific areas: The safety of everyone who uses public transit; the opportunity for students to provide feedback on their experiences; and awareness of the progress already made in improving transit routes as well as the relationship between Brock, BUSU and the local transit providers.The results of the campaign will be presented at noon at BUSU’s Skybar Lounge, followed by a ride along that will take councillors on three local bus routes: No. 16 Glenridge; No. 23 West Brock Commuter; and No. 31 Winterberry.For more information on the campaign or to access the survey, visit BUSU’s Ride With Me website.
Just over 12 months ago at Mining Indaba 2014 and following a number of high profile fundraisings for private equity funds by key industry figures, private equity was heralded as a potential saviour of the mining industry. Bloomberg reported that$8bn had been raised by private equity funds for investment in mining projects. Despite this, and perhaps in part due to continuing falls in commodity prices, 2014 has been another difficult year for the industry.In its Private equity in mining: Calendar year 2014 report Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) looks at 50 private equity investments reported in 2014. These investments saw over $2 billion of equity invested in mining companies by 30 private equity funds. “This activity should only be the beginning, as private equity investment in the mining industry builds momentum. Assuming funds seek to deploy their capital over a two to three year investment horizon, there remains at least a further $6 billion to be invested in the next 18 months to two years.”As these funds seek to deploy their capital BLP says “we can expect further, more significant, private equity investment in the mining industry in the next 12 months.
May’s 3x rejected ‘blind Brexit’ was v. different to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. WAB was a result of x-party talks & contained 10 concessions, incl. on workers’ rights, customs & even a vote on 2nd ref.A travesty it was never tabled. The govt shld publish it. #MPsForADeal pic.twitter.com/gqdhn4vkPL— Stephen Kinnock (@SKinnock) September 4, 2019 By Sinead O’Carroll Boris Johnson in the House of Commons yesterday Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images 62 Comments 25,867 Views #WhiteSmoke…Govt commits to allowing #BennBill to complete all stages in course of Thurs & Friday – with the bill then going back to the Commons for any further consideration on Monday@LadyBasildon confirms that fresh business motion in her name will appear on Thurs am— LabourLordsUK (@LabourLordsUK) September 5, 2019 Source: Lisa Nandy/Twitter Share10 Tweet Email Short URL Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Boris Johnson in the House of Commons yesterday Source: Stephen Kinnock/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4796263 Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 8:42 AM 03.09.19 The cunning Mr Cummings: Who is the ‘Vote Leave’ chief in No 10? Source: LabourLordsUK/Twitter Tonight we passed the @SKinnock amendment so the purpose of an extension is now to seek a deal based on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill that emerged from cross party talks but wasn’t put to a vote. It is a chance to compromise and move forwards. I’m glad to have played a part in it— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) September 4, 2019 And, in a day of unusual twists, probably the most bizarre was the resurgence of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement. Labour MP Stephen Kinnock put down an amendment which would see the Withdrawal Agreement Bill debated by the House of Commons. The deal, while based on May’s, was altered following cross-party talks but was never published or voted on. Kinnock wanted to change that, and because of a rare event in the Commons, it will happen. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Once the bill comes back to the House of Commons, MPs will vote on it one final time before it goes to the queen for royal assent. And that’s where things get interesting again. Johnson’s bid to call a 15 October general election failed yesterday because his motion didn’t receive two-thirds support in parliament, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he will back such a proposal once the Benn Bill passes into law and a ban on a no-deal Brexit is on the statute books. A spokesperson for the prime minister said this morning that Johnson would speak to the public again today and is expected to argue for another election. “It is clear the only action is to go back to the people and give them the opportunity to decide what they want: Boris to go to Brussels and get a deal, or leave without one on October 31 or Jeremy Corbyn arriving in Brussels with his surrender bill begging for more delay, more dither and accepting whatever terms Brussels imposes over our nation,” Number 10 told The Guardian. Johnson may table another motion looking for a two-thirds majority after the Benn Bill becomes law but he also has other options. Albeit all with their own dangers. The government could try to get around the Fixed-Term Parliament Act (which is the law that requires the two-thirds majority) by introducing some legislation to supersede it. However, if it does this, the opposition could add amendments, frustrate the process, or simply vote it down if they are joined by more Tory rebels. Johnson could also call a vote of no confidence in his own government. This would be extreme but potentially useful, and less extreme than the path which would see him resign to bring down the government, forcing the country to the polls.Even if a general election is called, work on what Brexit will look like will still be required in the coming weeks. However, the Financial Times reports that in a note to EU27 diplomats, chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier wrote that the discussions with the UK were in a “state of paralysis”. Related Read YESTERDAY WAS AN extraordinary day in British politics. After Boris Johnson’s first – and memorable – appearance for Prime Minister Questions, the opposition and so-called Tory rebels took control of the parliamentary agenda to ensure laws aiming to avoid a no-deal Brexit are passed. They managed to get the Benn Bill (so named for Hilary Benn, the man who proposed it) debated, voted on and passed through the House of Commons. The bill would force the UK government to ask for a three-month extension from the EU if there is no deal by 19 October, which is two days after the next EU summit. That draft piece of legislation then went to the House of Lords where Boris Johnson’s supporters began a filibustering process – putting down numerous amendments – to delay the passing of the bill.However, at about 1.30am, a commitment was given to return the bill to the House of Commons by 5pm tomorrow. (Richard Newby, the Liberal Democrats leader in the House of Lords said he was “very pleased he would not be needing his duvet”, while Tory Nicholas True mentioned that he had his toothbrush with him after they voted on the business motion to move more swiftly.) According to Sky News, the MPs who usually count votes in parliament didn’t turn up to count the votes against the amendment. Therefore, it passed by default. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister faces another legal challenge to this prorogation of parliament for five weeks. Former Tory party leader John Major has added his name to that action, initially brought by legal campaigner Gina Miller. It will be heard in the High Court later this morning in London. Yesterday, a Scottish court ruled there was nothing illegal about the decision to shut parliament from next week until 14 October. Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then? There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Sep 5th 2019, 8:42 AM
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Regroup a nonprofit organization in Soldotna is sponsoring an electronic recycling event tomorrow, May 5. Regroup has collaborated with Total Reclaim outside of Anchorage, Cook Inlet Keeper from Homer, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough to sponsor this event. Krista Timlin with Regroup: “There are a lot of elements in electronics that can be reused, and there are also toxic elements like mercury and lead that you don’t want leaching into the environment. Some people do put those into the landfill which it’s not good to be putting toxins in there, and it’s really a shame to lose the gold and the copper and other things that can be reused.” From 10am-3pm at the Central Peninsula landfill you can drop off your unused computers, tvs, cell phones, and other electronics to be recycled. There is a suggested donation of $15 for monitors and tvs, but all items will be accepted regardless of your ability to pay. Items that are not accepted are VHS tapes, cds, exit signs, and smoke detectors.
Enlarge ImageWorld-renowned smug guy and Twitter enthusiast Elon Musk has two weeks to come to an agreement with the SEC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The saga of Elon Musk versus the Securities and Exchange Commission has been going on for what seems like years. Now thanks to a federal judge, an end might be in sight.Tesla’s CEO made an appearance in a Manhattan court on Thursday, Automotive News reports, to answer the SEC’s allegations of contempt. During the hearing, US District Judge Alison Nathan essentially told both Musk and the SEC to quit being children and figure their [expletive deleted] out.Judge Nathan gave the two parties two weeks to come to an agreement, and if they are unable to do so, she will rule on whether or not Musk violated the terms of his deal with the SEC over fraud stemming from his “Funding secured” antics on Twitter.”I have great respect for Judge Nathan, and I’m pleased with her decision today,” Musk said in a statement to Roadshow. “The tweet in question was true, immaterial to shareholders, and in no way a violation of my agreement with the SEC. We have always felt that we should be able to work through any disagreements directly with the SEC, rather than prematurely rushing to court. Today, that is exactly what Judge Nathan instructed.”The conditions of Musk’s settlement included his stepping down as the chairman of Tesla’s board and upwards of $40 million in fines split between the company and Musk. The agreement also mandated that he be given a “Twitter sitter” to screen his tweets before sending them live.That mostly hasn’t happened, which is why the SEC asked the court to hold Musk in contempt, which brings us to today’s decision. If that strikes you as anticlimactic, you’re not the only one. We’ll have to see how things shake out in two weeks. Comment 1 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice Tesla Elon Musk Tesla 23 Photos Car Industry Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Every Elon Musk project right now More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous
Courtesy of Black Heritage SocietyOvide Duncantell was the founder of Houston’s Black Heritage Society.UPDATE: Memorial services for Houston civil rights leader Ovide Duncantell are scheduled for tonight, Friday November 9, and tomorrow, Saturday November 10.The memorial services will be held at the Shape Center, 3903 Almeda Rd, Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. A viewing and funeral service will be held Saturday at the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Ave. The viewing is scheduled to start at 8:45 a.m. and the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m., with a repass at 12:30 p.m.Sylvester Brown, Chief Operating Officer of the Black Heritage Society –which Duncantell founded– said in a statement Mr. Duncantell’s family and the organization ask that their wishes for privacy and time to grieve are respected.Duncantell died on October 25, 2018, at the age of 82 leaving a legacy of hard work, commitment and persistence to help Houston’s underserved and underprivileged communities, as well as the creation of the Black Heritage Society and its MLK Parade.According to a biography on the website of Houston’s Black Heritage Society, Duncantell was born on August 7, 1936 in the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.In 1955, he entered the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1959. It was around that time when he settled in Houston.Duncantell’s involvement in local politics and civil rights began when he successfully filed a lawsuit because of the stringent requirements the City of Houston used for residents to run for office. One of those requirements was a $500 fee.Food stampsWith support from Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Duncantell was also instrumental in making the City of Houston provide food stamps for impoverished communities, mainly African-American and Hispanic.Duncantell’s contribution to improving the living conditions of underserved communities happened also in the health care realm, for he paved the way for the opening of Sunnyside Health Clinic (now known as Quentin Mease Health Clinic).In 1969, he started working for the Anti-Poverty Program-Houston Community Action Association, where he organized youth, adults and senior citizens to ban together and improve their communities from 1970 to 1973.Later on, Duncantell founded The Central Committee for the Protection of Poor People.His work also helped to create the Harris County Justice of the Peace (Pct. 7, Place 2) office and Duncantell also worked for newly Harris County Commissioner Tom Bass from 1973 to 1977.He was also accomplished in the academic field, earning a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Sociology from Texas Southern University.Founding the Black Heritage SocietyIn 1974, Ovide Duncantell created and became Founder and Executive Director of the Black Heritage Society. He was one of the people who advocated for renaming of a major Houston thoroughfare that ran through a predominantly African-American neighborhood as Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard.Impressed by the work of the Black Heritage Society’s, the Reverend Martin Luther (“Daddy”) King, Sr. made a personal appearance at the event to rename the street and also served as the Grand Marshal of the organization’s first MLK Parade on January 21, 1978.Years later, in 2012, Duncantell’s fervent defense of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy was clearly expressed when he chained himself to an oak tree that was planted on Houston’s MLK Boulevard to honor the civil rights icon. As reported by the Houston Chronicle and other local news outlets, the tree was in the way of one of METRO’s light rail lines and Duncantell wanted assurances from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) about its plans to relocate the tree to MacGregor Park.Mayor Turner praises Duncantell’s workHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner released a statement that underscored Duncantell’s “commitment to the community” and encouraged Houstonians to make the 2019 MLK Parade “extra special” to thank Duncantell “for living a rich life of service.”A representative of the Houston Black Heritage Society told News 88.7 that, at this time, no funeral arrangements have been made. Share
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 If there’s one single event in the music industry year besides the Grammys that draws more top-flight executives than any other, it’s the United Jewish Appeal’s luncheon, which raises money for the organization and honors a different executive or executives with its Music Visionary of the Year accolade. This year, the honorees were Spotify’s Daniel Ek and Troy Carter — and, true to form, the spotlight-averse Ek stayed home in Stockholm while Carter held it down.While this year’s event raised some $1.2 million for the organization, it was a bit more low-key than years past, particularly 2017, when Universal EVP Michele Anthony was toasted by Gloria Steinem and Sharon Osbourne and serenaded by Alessia Cara and Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam.But Carter had some high-profile friends in the building: Musical entertainment was provided by R&B singer H.E.R. and Grammy-nominee Leon Bridges, and NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving and iconic soul singer Patti LaBelle (pictured above) — both of whom have known Carter since his childhood in Philadelphia — paid homage to him. LaBelle actually called him “my little darling Troy” and said he was like a son to her. “For all the greatness you’re going to achieve, I’m here for you,” she said. Popular on Variety Carter was unaware that LaBelle would be there, and at the top of his acceptance speech he thanked her effusively for coming. “You had me cryin’ back there,” he said.He also thanked DJ Jazzy Jeff, who MC’ed the event, and recalled his early days as part of a ninth-grade rap group called Two 2 Many. “We’d stand outside his studio on Delaware Avenue, and he’d look at us like stalkers and pretend not to see us.” He recalled a meeting with Jeff, Will Smith and the group’s management, for whom he’d eventually be working in his first music-industry job. “We had this stupid dream they were gonna sign us, and they did — and it was probably the fastest signing and dropping in history,” he said to laughter.“The night I met Jeff changed the course of my life,” he said, and then recalled meeting someone else who changed his life, Daniel Ek, but “we bonded over our love for helping people,” he said. “We actually met in a remote village in Ethiopia, of all places. We were visiting people and places that were in desperate need of water, and we spent almost a week in the back of SUVs and at night by campfires, and that’s when I heard his incredible vision for transforming the music business. But when we were in Africa it was about transforming lives, and that’s what UJA does.”He grew even more serious when he was discussing the impact organizations like UJA can have on a community. “I lost my dad for 13 years of my life because of gun violence,” he said. “But he was on the other side of the gun — he served 13 years in jail and I spent 13 years on the street learning how to be a man. There wasn’t anything like the UJA where I was, but I wish there was.” He also tacitly explained his fellow honoree’s absence by saying, “If you know anything about the Swedes, they don’t like taking credit for anything — and if you know anything about Daniel, you know he absolutely hates the spotlight. But I also think it’s important for the world to know what our industry does — that we impact lives and outcomes. “
Rugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits KickstarterA Smart Speaker Could Save You From Cardiac Arrest Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target I’ve watched enough CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to know that forensic scientists can trace a single bullet directly to the gun that shot it.Apparently, researchers at the University at Buffalo in New York are fans of Gil Grissom, too, because they developed similar technology for tracking photos to phones.The technique, to be presented at a conference in February, could lead to new ways of fighting cybercrime.“Like snowflakes, no two smartphones are the same,” lead study author Kui Ren said in a statement. “Each device, regardless of the manufacturer or make, can be identified through a pattern of microscopic imaging flaws that are present in every picture they take.”Mind. Blown.“It’s kind of like matching bullets to a gun,” he added, “only we’re matching photos to a smartphone camera.”Not yet ready for prime time, this technology is poised to become part of the authentication process, like a PIN or password.Centered around an obscure flaw in digital imaging called photo-response non-uniformity (PRNU), the paper describes how manufacturing imperfections create minuscule variations in each digital camera’s sensors.Not visible to the naked eye, this “systemic distortion,” or pattern noise, is unique to every individual shooter. Handy in digital forensic science, the method has not yet been applied to cybersecurity.Until now.The proposed system is quite simple: When registering with a bank or retailer, for instance, the customer provides a smartphone photo for reference. Then, during future purchases or withdrawals, they are asked to photograph two QR codes—presented on an ATM, cash register, or another screen.Using a mobile application, the customer sends the images back to the company, which scans them to measure the camera’s PRNU, look for forgeries, and approve (or deny) the transaction.Ren’s protocol can spot even the most advanced counterfeits, thanks to an embedded probe signal in the QR codes.The program boasts 99.5 percent accuracy in tests involving 16,000 images and a total of 40 different Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6s handsets.
Teen India Earth 2018 Bhavna Jain once again made the country proud by winning ‘Miss Teen Earth Fire 2018’ – an international beauty contest which was held in Ecuador, South America.The four-day contest took the participants through activities like beach cleaning, cancer welfare charities, photo shoots and tourism promotion.The event concluded with Aruba taking home the ‘Miss Teen Earth’ title, while India, Brazil and Puerto Rico settled with the titles Miss Teen Earth – Fire, Air and Water, respectively. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIndia also brought home the award for Miss Teen Earth Charity, for showing care and concern towards the staff of the cancer care and welfare community.Beside this, she also bagged the 1st runner-up title for best national costume and most photogenic face. She was crowned by ‘Teen India Productions’ under the National directorship of Jasmeet Kaur at the ‘Cotton is Cool’ event by Ratan Kaul in India.Bhavna will now serve as the ‘Teenage Ambassador’ to spread awareness on global warming, solar energy, effective use of electric resources and effects of heat radiating gadgets.Daughter of Manoj Jain and Manisha Nahar Jain, who resides in Yamuna Nagar, Bhavna began her journey in beauty contests by winning ‘Miss Bihar’, earlier this year.Her international mentor for the contest was Melvyn Noronha.
Google is flagging legitimate software as malicious by Martin Brinkmann on December 08, 2018 in Google – 25 commentsOn November 29, 2018, some software developers started to notice that Google Safe Browsing was flagging their programs and sites as malicious.Google Safe Browsing is implemented natively in Google Chrome and used in other web browsers such as Firefox or Safari. Safe Browsing is used by the vast majority of desktop browsers at the time of writing.Long standing and respected software companies such as Greatis, Antibody Software, Scooter Software, or IBE Software had some of their programs flagged by Google Safe Browsing on December 1, 2018. The companies produce programs such as the excellent Bulk Image Downloader, Beyond Compare, Spambully, HelpNDoc, Rename Expert, or Unhackme.Google flagged the programs or pages and notified webmasters that malware was detected on project websites via the company’s Search Console provided that webmasters had added their sites to it.Developers who tested their programs on Google owned Virustotal noticed, however, that their programs came up clean.The main issues that each faced were the following ones:Google was not specific. While the company stated that malware was found, it did not provide any details.Virustotal scans returned that the programs or sites were clean.Programs were signed by the companies.The only option to contact Google was by mail. No direct contact option was provided. Google replied to some, at least, that the issue was not resolved but did not provide any actionable information.Companies lost most of their traffic in the period in which their programs and sites were flagged.Most of the flagged programs shared certain features; many were created using Delphi and Inno Setup.Some of the affected sites and programs work fine in Google Chrome and Firefox at the time of writing. It appears that the issue was resolved on December 3, 2018. Websites can be accessed without warning messages and downloads work as well. Google may still display “this type of file may harm your computer” but it is at least possible to download the programs to the local system.No one outside of Google knows whether Google did something on its end, e.g. tuned Safe Browsing, or if other factors led to the end of the issue.Closing WordsThe “webmaster” option of getting Google to recheck the flagged files and domains appears broken. Some webmasters used Chrome’s issues report option (use Alt-Shift-I to display the form) to notify another Google department about the issue. Whether that helped or not is unclear.Google’s Safe Browsing is a powerful tool that protects millions of Internet users each day from malware. The software may flag legitimate sites or programs, however which disastrous consequences for companies and site owners; traffic will drop significantly and reputation will surely take a hit.Software developers may experience the issue again and when that happens, they are left on their own again as there is no one to call or contact that could resolve the issue in a matter of minutes or hours.SummaryArticle NameGoogle is flagging legitimate software as maliciousDescriptionOn November 29, 2018, some software developers started to notice that Google Safe Browsing was flagging their programs and sites as malicious.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Bankrate Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Home Prices Home Sales Housing Affordability Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Processing Refinance Service Providers Unemployment 2011-08-11 Ryan Schuette August 11, 2011 438 Views Despite Low Rates, Homebuyers Likely to Stay Home in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share Manic markets at home and fiscal crises overseas sent investors scurrying this week to buy up Treasury debt, a trend that sent yields plummeting to new lows alongside mortgage rates. Also culpable for the rate plunge: a mad dash by homebuyers to refinance and the “”Federal Reserve’s””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ decision to extend low interest rates. Experts say the historically low mortgage and interest rates are nonetheless unlikely to drive homebuyers back to market.[IMAGE]Rate watchers “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ and “”Bankrate””:http://www.bankrate.com/ churned out data for mortgage rates Thursday, submitting news lows for 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages. The GSE’s “”Primary Mortgage Market Survey””:http://freddiemac.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=12329&item=49081 yielded an average 4.32 percent for the week, several percentage points afield from 4.39 percent last week and 4.44 percent recorded over the same period last year. A weekly national survey from Bankrate offered a 4.46 percent contrast with Freddie’s numbers, down from 4.54 percent posted last week but shy of the record 4.42 percent reached over October and November 2010. The two mortgage giants again disagreed over 15-year loan rates. Bankrate said 3.61 percent, a slip from 3.68 percent upon which 15-year mortgages beached last week. Freddie put the numbers at 3.50 percent, down from 3.54 percent seen last week. Their figures for adjustable-rate mortgages also had a dustup, with the government entity pushing forward 3.13 percent for five-year ARMs, a dip from 3.18 percent last week, and 2.89 percent for one-year ARMs, a fall from 3.53 percent. Bankrate posted 3.45 percent for seven-year ARMs and 3.93 percent for 10-year ARMs. In a “”statement””:http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=61502&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1595463&highlight, Bankrate downplayed the brouhaha over credit downgrades and debt crises, casting the Fed’s interest rates decision as a boon and historically low mortgage rates as a net gain for homeowners who want to refinance.New lows for mortgage rates open “”the door to refinancing for homeowners that missed the chance last year,”” it read.[COLUMN_BREAK]Frank Nothaft, Freddie’s VP and chief economist, reached some of the same conclusions.Along with the Fed’s interest rates pledge, “”[r]enewed market concerns about the European debt markets led investors to shift funds into U.S. Treasuries, pushing long-term yields lower,”” he said in a statement. “”Lower mortgage rates will help to maintain the high degree of home-buyer affordability in the market.””He cited a “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR) “”affordability index””:http://www.realtor.org/wps/wcm/connect/9430aa0047d3993f8e61cf93a9f011da/REL1106A.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=9430aa0047d3993f8e61cf93a9f011da, which valued existing single-family homes at $184,600 on average over June, with qualifying income at $36,960 for households with a median income of $61,537 nationally.Speaking to _MReport_, Nothaft ascribes the weak turnout among homebuyers in spite of historically low rates to consumer confidence doldrums.””We’ve got the most affordable homebuyer market in more than 40 years, and yet homebuyers are not buying,”” he says. “”Even if [homebuyers] have the wherewithal to buy a home, they’re staying on the sidelines because they’re worried about all the economic uncertainty. A lot of them keep hearing ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôdouble dip, double dip.’ What if there is a double dip?””Asked whether tight underwriting standards are holding back a swell in home purchases, Nothaft argues against a return to policies from before the recession. “”We were way too lenient then, and we as a society are paying for the consequences,”” he says. “”I think returning to the more traditional underwriting quality”” ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô which he describes as sound creditworthiness, capacity to pay, and collateral value ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô “”is probably very good medicine for the market.””In a past interview, NAR spokesperson Walter Molony argued the underwriting pendulum had swung to excessive risk aversion and faulted strict standards for weak home sales.””The single biggest problem right now is tight credit,”” he told _MReport_, projecting that existing-home sales would jump 15 percent to 20 percent if only more financial institutions relaxed their underwriting standards. “”Lenders need to get back into the business of lending.””Whither mortgage rates and the housing economy in lieu of so much market turmoil? “”As long as people are worried about a recession, mortgage rates are going to stay very low,”” chimes Greg McBride, a senior financial analyst for Bankrate. He downplays both the role of mortgage rates and underwriting standards, saying the housing industry will continue trailing off until the economy at large adds more jobs.
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A female Mediterranean monk seal, named Aphrodite, was born a few weeks ago in the Akamas bay area the agriculture ministry said on Monday.The population of monk seals in Cyprus now stands at 14 with the birth of Aphrodite, Agriculture Minister Kostas Kadis said.The species is endangered with only 700 estimated to be alive.“We welcome Aphrodite with great emotion and happiness as well as responsibility for her protection,” the ministry said in a tweet.Kadis said that the seals are being protected and the population has been growing over the last few years in Akamas. Last year another monk seal, Kinyras, was born in the area.The minister added that they are working with local authorities and communities to educate the public about the seals and the need to protect them. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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