Apple apologizes over Siri privacy mishaps will no longer retain audio recordings

Bloomberg News earlier this year reported that Amazon.com Inc. and Apple had teams analyzing recordings. The Guardian reported in July that some of the people reviewing the Siri requests heard private personal details and possibly criminal activity. Amazon, which still has teams auditing voice commands for its Alexa digital assistant, said earlier this month that it was letting users opt out of human review. Google has agreed to stop transcribing voice recordings in the EU amid a German investigation. Rewards in exchange for your data: Drop gets US$44M to expand app Mark Zuckerberg loses final authority over Facebook privacy decisions in record $5 billion settlement with FTC John Chen: To build a trustworthy digital economy, regulations must require zero trust The use of human reviewers by the tech giants has spurred examinations by lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. and Europe. Privacy advocates have voiced concern that the companies’ practices could violate users’ rights, particularly in cases where devices begin recording unintentionally or without the user’s knowledge. Apple faces a class-action lawsuit over privacy violations related to human reviewers listening to recordings.“We know that customers have been concerned by recent reports of people listening to audio Siri recordings as part of our Siri quality evaluation process,” Apple said. “We heard their concerns, immediately suspended human grading of Siri requests and began a thorough review of our practices and policies.”At the CES conference in Las Vegas earlier this year, Apple posted billboards that proclaimed, “What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone.”At Apple, fewer than 0.2 per cent of Siri commands were analyzed, the company said. The recordings that were reviewed also don’t contain personally identifiable information and are stored for six months tied to a random identifier, not linked to a user’s Apple ID or phone number.As part of the changes Apple is implementing, users will be able to opt in to allow the company to listen to a select bunch of anonymized audio samples in order to improve Siri, and then be able to opt out of the program later if they wish. While it will no longer store audio recordings, computer-generated transcriptions will be held anonymously for up to six months, Apple said.In another change, Apple said only its own employees would listen to audio samples, rather than outside contractors. The Guardian reported Wednesday that at least 300 contractors in Europe lost their jobs as a result of Apple suspending its grading program. Apple also said it’s making changes to the review process to reduce the data about customers that reviewers can see.Following concerns from users that Apple could be retaining recordings from Siri that were accidentally picked up due to a mistaken button press or the system thinking the user had said “Hey Siri,” Apple said Wednesday it would work to delete inadvertent recordings.Apple has often sought to distinguish itself from other tech companies as having tighter privacy controls. But this isn’t the first time it’s had to apologize for lapses. Earlier this year Apple issued a mea culpa for a bug in its FaceTime video chat service that allowed users to listen in on people before they had even accepted or rejected a call.Bloomberg.com Apple Inc. apologized for privacy mishaps surrounding its Siri voice assistant and said that it would no longer retain audio recordings of Siri interactions, among other changes.The announcement follows criticism of the iPhone maker and other technology giants for employing humans to listen to recordings of user interactions with voice assistants in a bid to improve the product. Apple had hundreds of contractors listening to Siri in a process called “grading,” but the company suspended the program a few weeks ago after some consumers raised concerns. It plans to reinstate the practice after making a few changes in software updates this fall that will give users more control over their privacy.“As a result of our review, we realize we haven’t been fully living up to our high ideals, and for that we apologize,” Apple said in a statement Wednesday. read more

WatchCost to expand Trans Mountain pipeline now 19 billion higher Kinder Morgan

OTTAWA — Kinder Morgan Canada documents say expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline will cost the federal government another $1.9 billion beyond the company’s original construction estimate and will take another full year to complete.The figure is included in documents Kinder Morgan Canada filed Tuesday with the United States Security and Exchange Commission related to the company’s plan to sell the pipeline to the Canadian government for $4.5 billion.Why the Trans Mountain pipeline may not get more Canadian oil to Asia after allKinder Morgan CEO calls $4.5B from pipeline buyout ‘a great problem to have’Kinder Morgan has long said it would cost $7.4 billion to build a second pipeline parallel to the first in order to triple its capacity, but the financial documents now say the company expects a $9.3-billion price tag.The documents also suggest construction won’t be done until December 2021 — a full year beyond the last projection of December 2020.Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been reluctant to discuss how much more it will cost to build the pipeline while the deal is still being finalized, and the closing date for that deal is now being pushed back well into the fall.The documents also say shareholders will meet Aug. 30 in Calgary to vote on the proposed sale. read more

Canadian Natural Resources plans to increase capital spending in 2013 to 69B

by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 4, 2012 4:49 pm MDT CALGARY – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. is increasing it 2013 capital spending by nearly eight per cent compared to this year as it eyes more oil and natural gas liquids growth.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer (TSX:CNQ) has set a budget of $6.9 billion for next year, a nearly $500 million increase over what it expects to spend in 2012.“Our 2013 budget reflects the strength and breadth of our assets,” said president and chief operating officer Steve Laut in a release.“Our capital program is balanced in allocation to near term growth and longer term growth that will support and drive sustainable free cash flow in 2013 and beyond.”Canadian Natural is calling for 482,000 to 513,000 barrels per day of crude oil and natural gas liquids output in 2013, a nine per cent increase from the midpoint of its 2012 expectations.Production of dry natural gas, which has been fetching low prices lately, is expected to drop nine per cent as Canadian Natural continues to invest in higher-return oil and NGL projects.“When gas prices strengthen, Canadian Natural is in great shape,” Laut told analysts on a conference call to discuss the company’s 2013 plans.The company is the second-largest natural gas producer in Canada, has a vast land base and controls much of the infrastructure near its assets.Canadian Natural forecasts total 2013 production of 663,000 to 704,000 barrels per day, a three-per cent midpoint increase from this year’s guidance.The biggest increase in the company’s capital budget is at its Horizon oilsands mining project, which will see its spending rise to $2.55 billion next year from $1.68 billion in 2012.The mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., is being expanded in phases to eventually produce 250,000 barrels of refinery-ready crude per day. So far, projects under construction are coming in below budget.Horizon production is slated to increase by 10,000 barrels per day in 2015, 45,000 barrels in 2016 and 80,000 barrels in 2017.Canadian Natural expects to spend about $2 billion to $2.5 billion at Horizon each year for the next five years until the expansion is complete.“We are very happy with the execution of the project to this point,” said Laut.“Canadian Natural maintains a flexible schedule for the construction to ensure capital efficiencies.”Production at Horizon next year is expected to be between 100,000 and 108,000 barrels, which takes into account an 18-day period of planned maintenance work scheduled for May.About $1.3 billion — roughly $200 million less than this year — will be spent on in-situ oilsands projects, which use steam to soften the bitumen.Canadian Natural has cut about $100 million from its budget for property acquisitions, which drops to $85 million.A total of $3.015 billion — $65 million less than last year — will be spent on other oil and gas operations.That includes $1.9 billion budgeted for North American crude exploration and production, $605 million for international crude and $445 million for natural gas.Canadian Natural shares were off nearly three per cent to close at $27.43 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Canadian Natural Resources plans to increase capital spending in 2013 to $6.9B AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Hunger Games attractions coming to US China Lionsgate seeks to expand themepark

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 2, 2015 12:09 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Hunger Games’ attractions coming to US, China, Lionsgate seeks to expand theme-park presence NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Hunger Games” fans in the U.S. and China may get to find out for themselves if the odds are forever in their favour.Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. confirmed Monday that the blockbuster movie franchise has been licensed for development in a theme park in Atlanta and an indoor entertainment centre in Hengqin, China.The New York Times, which earlier reported the news, said the Atlanta park is targeted to open by 2019, while the Chinese centre aims to open by late 2018.Fans are already getting to interact with the story featuring heroine Katniss Everdeen through attractions such as the travelling display “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition,” which is now in Discovery Times Square in New York. An immersive theatrical show is to open in London next summer and a theme park featuring a “Hunger Games” zone is planned to debut in Dubai late next year.The franchise’s finale, “Mockingjay Part 2,” is set to hit the big screen this month. read more

Urgent protection needed for displaced persons in Central African Republic – UN

“I urge the Transitional Government of the Central African Republic to do its utmost to ensure the protection of IDPs and to facilitate the humanitarian response,” said Chaloka Beyani, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs). “The situation of all those displaced, who hide in remote areas, including in the bush, in poor sanitary conditions and without access to basic services or clean services is extremely worrying.” The CAR – which has been marked by decades of instability and fighting – witnessed a resumption of violence last December when the Séléka rebel coalition launched a series of attacks. A peace agreement was reached in January, but the rebels again seized the capital, Bangui, in March, forcing President François Bozizé to flee.The recent fighting has further eroded even the most basic services in the country and exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation affecting the entire population of 4.6 million people, half of whom are children. Currently, 1.6 million people are in dire need of assistance, including food, protection, health care, water, sanitation and shelter.Mr. Beyani noted in a news release that more than four months after the rebels seized power, there is virtually no security in the country, which is seeing widespread human rights violations and abuses, including attacks on the population, massive internal displacement, rape and looting. As of early September, more than 260,000 people were internally displaced in CAR, including more than 100,000 children. Most displaced children are not able to attend lessons as schools have been destroyed, closed or occupied by armed groups. Displaced children are also reported to be particularly vulnerable to forced recruitment by armed groups.The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is set to hold an interactive dialogue on the situation of CAR tomorrow, while a ministerial-level meeting on the humanitarian situation in the country, co-chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, will be held in New York.“I call on the HRC to address the situation of internally displaced people in the country and to make concrete recommendations to that effect,” said Mr. Beyani, who reports to the Council in an independent and unpaid capacity. read more

Billy Kelleher Intervention of An Taisce on Childrens Hospital location is significant

first_imgThe intervention from Ireland’s National Trust, raising very valid questions about the refusal to site the development on available lands adjacent to the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, is significant and merits a speedy and substantive response from James Reilly.Proximity to a maternity hospital is acknowledged by all involved as basic best practice in the development of a national children’s hospital. THE FIANNA FÁIL health spokesperson Billy Kelleher has described the intervention of An Taisce on the issue of the location of the National Children’s Hospital as “significant”.An Taisce wrote to the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste to detail concerns over the site of the planned National Children’s Hospital, stating that as the facility is not being co-located with a maternity hospital, the project would fall foul of Irish and European planning laws — leading to further delays in the process.St Jame’s Hospital The facility is due to be completed on a site in and around St James’s Hospital in Dublin, it was confirmed last year.Kelleher called on the Minister for Health to address the serious questions that were raised by An Taisce’s Policy Director, James Nix.Kelleher said that concerns over the lack of progress on the National Children’s Hospital had been growing over recent months. He said that despite St James’s Hospital finally being chosen as the new site, “all momentum appears to have drained from the project, with serious concerns now mounting about the suitability of the planned site,” he said.He said: Questions need to be answeredKelleher said there were “fundamental questions” about the current site and the viability of James Reilly’s plans.“The National Children’s Hospital is a project of major national strategic importance, transcending all party political consideration. When An Taisce raises such fundamental questions in such strident terms, the Minister has an obligation to put aside the usual bluster and deal with the questions raised,” he said.An Taisce writes to Taoiseach over Children’s Hospital concerns>Read: Children’s Hospital to be built on St James’s site by end of 2017, early 2018>last_img read more

Romagnoli Higuain is the best striker in the world

first_imgGonzalo Higuain is the world’s greatest striker, claims his former AC Milan team-mate Alessio Romagnoli.The Argentine striker ended a disappointing five-month loan spell in January after managing just six goals in 15 Serie A games.Higuain then opted to leave Juventus once more in another loan move to Chelsea in the Premier League, where he has reunited with his old Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.After a subdued first two games in England, Higuain netted a brace in Chelsea’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.And now Romagnoli has announced that he rates Higuain as the world’s best striker.“No problem,” said Romagnoli via Calcio Mercato, when asked about Higuain’s departure from the San Siro in an event in Milan.“I still think he is the best striker in the world. I am sorry he decided to leave but we respect his decision.“He is a friend of mine and if he is happy I am ok with it. Now we have other players that won’t make us regret his departure”.Although Milan made sure they signed up a replacement in Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for a €35m fee.The 23-year-old has embarked on a stunning start at Milan with three goals in as many games.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We enjoy having him [Piatek] here and we hope he can keep scoring at least one goal per game,” said Romagnoli.“We hope to win many more games so we can reach the Champions League.“Piatek’s impressed me with his desire and hunger. You can see he wants to show what he’s all about and that’s important. He’s young and on the right path.”Next up for Gennaro Gattuso’s side will a home game against Cagliari, where three points is a must if they are to remain in the top-four of the Serie A and qualify for Champions League football next season.But Romagnoli is refusing to get too carried away at this stage of the campaign.“There are still many games left and we have plenty of things to improve. There will be many direct clashes and many games that seem easy but are not,” added the Milan captain.🔵⚪️😀🥅⚽️🏃🏽‍♂️👌@ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/aRIu1bGSsc— Gonzalo Higuaín (@G_Higuain) January 25, 2019last_img read more

Breakthrough in bringing back Bangabandhu murder convicts

first_imgDhaka has made certain breakthroughs in the process of bringing back death-row convicts of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman murder case, law minister Anisul Huq has indicated.Diplomats in Washington said on Monday that the United States government has ‘some interest’ in extraditing AM Rashed Chowdhury, one of such convicts who is now living there under political asylum.The government of Bangladesh has started the communication process to bring back two more convicts after being certain that Shariful Haque Dalim is staying in Spain and Moslem Uddin in Germany.However, Canada, a country which opposes death penalty, refuses to hand over another convict in the Bangabandhu murder case – Noor Chowdhury.Dhaka does not know where two others – Khandaker Abdur Rashid and Abdul Mazed – are currently living, foreign ministry officials admit.The law minister told Prothom Alo earlier on 2 August that, “Death penalty has not been abolished in the US. So, the US has no point why AM Rashed Chowdhury shall not be extradited… What I can say is that there has been certain breakthroughs in the process.”On extradition of Noor Chowdhury from Canada, Anisul Huq, a lawyer by profession, said that they have continued discussions with Canada.Anisul Huq is the head of the taskforce the government earlier formed to bring back the convicts of the murder case of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was killed on 15 August 1975 in a coup d’etat.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, during his visit to US in February of 2015, requested Washington to extradite Rashed Chowdhury. Three months later, a US legal consultancy firm named Skadden LLP was hired to expedite the process of extradition of Rashed Chowdhury.Former president Barack Obama’s law consultant Gregory Craig, now representing the firm, is monitoring the case. He and his colleagues had held a series of meetings with the officials of US departments including the state department and the homeland security. The matter was brought to the attention of the then US attorney general Stuart Bruce.Following foreign minister Mahmood Ali’s request to the US law office last year for extraditing Rashed Chowdhury, Skadden LLP informed Dhaka that the US is positive about extraditing Rashed Chowdhury.In June 2007, the US government sent back another convict in the case KM Mohiuddin, who failed to get political asylum, and who had already been executed.When asked about progress in bringing back Moslem Uddin, Bangladesh ambassador to Berlin Imtiaz Ahmed declined to make any comment.Also, Bangladesh ambassador to Madrid, Hasan Mahmud Khandaker did not make any comment on Dalim’s stay in Spain.Both Germany and Spain have already abolished the death penalty as punitive measure for serious offence.Foreign ministry officials in Dhaka said  Canada has not yet completed the pre-risk removal assessment of possible extradition of Noor Chowdhury although the Canadian high court rejected his appeal for political asylum.A three-member Bangladesh delegation held discussion with Canadian authorities in April about forming a taskforce for bringing him back. The two sides may hold talks again in December.Abdur Rashid, a key convict, is believed to have been staying in Islamabad. Dhaka has sought information from Islamabad about his stay in Pakistan. No reply came in this regard till date.The government is yet to trace the whereabouts of Abdul Mazed.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more

Indian jobless rate highest in 45 years

first_imgTradespeople sit on the side of a road as they wait to get hired for work in Mumbai, India, on 6 November 2017. — Photo: ReutersAn official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India’s unemployment rate rose to its highest level in at least 45 years in 2017/18, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi months before a general election.A political controversy over the survey erupted after the acting chairman and another member of the body that reviewed the jobs data resigned, saying there had been a delay in its scheduled December release and alleging interference by other state agencies.The assessment by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), conducted July 2017-June 2018, showed an unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent. That was the highest since 1972/73, the period for which the data are comparable, the newspaper reported, citing documents it had reviewed. It did not give a figure for 1972/73.But the government think-tank NITI Aayog said the report was only a draft and that a final version would be published in March. It denied unemployment was widespread in India, whose economy is one of the fastest growing in the world.“You can’t be growing annually at 7.2 per cent and saying that there are no jobs being created in the economy,” NITI Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant said at a press conference.“To my mind, the problem is that there’s a lack of good-quality jobs, and that’s what we need to focus on. There’s a wages problem, and there’s a very big informal sector in India’s economy.”He said the country was creating more than 7 million jobs a year, enough for “new entrants” joining the workforce.Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress party, the main opposition, said the report showed “a national disaster”.Though India’s economy has been expanding by 7 per cent plus annually, uneven growth has meant that new jobs are not keeping pace. And critics say the government’s claims of economic success have sounded increasingly hollow.Modi’s ambitious Make-in-India project has failed to take off. It was intended to increase the share of domestic manufacturing from 17 per cent of gross domestic product to about 25 per cent and create jobs for an estimated 1.2 million youth entering the market.Instead, the report showed 18.7 per cent of urban males aged 15-29 were without work, and the jobless rate for urban females the same age was 27.2 per cent.Worse, the labour force participation rate – the proportion of population working or seeking jobs – declined to 36.9 per cent in 2017/18 from 39.5 per cent in 2011/12, the report said. The comparable rate for the United States was 63.1 per cent in December.The NITI Aayog said the government needed more quarterly data to publish a “comparable” jobs report.But PC Mohanan, who on Monday resigned as the head of the government-funded National Statistical Commission, said the standalone report for the last fiscal year should have been published.“There’s no link between this and the quarterly data,” Mohanan told Reuters. “This report was released for approval because this is a standalone report and it does not require any additional verification with any sources.”CRISIS EVERYWHEREHimanshu, an associate professor at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University who specialises in development economics, said that the jobs crisis was everywhere to see.“News and data like thousands of PhDs applying for waiter jobs in Mumbai or millions applying for just a thousand jobs in Gujarat or 10 million applying for a small number of jobs in railways,” he said.“I mean, these kind of examples are everywhere,” he said, pointing to street protests by caste and other interest groups seeking quotas for government jobs.The data provides the first comprehensive assessment of India’s employment since Modi’s decision in November 2016 to withdraw most of the country’s banknotes from circulation overnight.After the chaotic launch of a national sales tax in July 2017, hundreds of thousands have lost jobs in small businesses.The gloomy jobs data could be awkward for Modi’s Hindu nationalist government to explain with a general election looming and opinion polls already showing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party unlikely to keep its parliamentary majority.“It’s a very, very serious issue, and that is the why the government didn’t want this data to come out in the public domain,” said former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.A report released by the All India Manufacturers’ Organisation said last month 3.5 million jobs had been lost since 2016, mainly due to demonetisation and rising working costs after the launch of the national tax.last_img read more

Pebble is back on Kickstarter with the Pebble 2 Pebble Time 2

first_imgAs of writing, Pebble’s campaign has already passed $2 million after just a few hours. It still has 36 days to go. This could be a record-setting Kickstarter. Pebble was one of the first companies to really take a swing at making a modern smartwatch. Its first product came out more than a year before Android Wear and two years before the Apple Watch. However, demand for its more basic smart wearable experience has waned somewhat since then, and the company had to cut staff. Now, Pebble is back on Kickstarter with revamped Pebble smartwatches and a new micro-computer. The campaign has already far surpassed the $1 million goal.The original Pebble was one of Kickstarter’s early success stories in 2012. It raised over $10 million and delivered (sort of) on time. The second campaign in 2015 was for the Pebble Time, a more stylish version of the Pebble with a color e-paper screen. It raised over $20 million. Now we come to Pebble’s third campaign — it should be clear at this point Pebble is basically just using Kickstarter as a pre-order management platform.There are two smartwatches being offered this time around, the Pebble 2 and the Pebble Time 2. The Pebble 2 is a basic smartwatch intended as a successor to the original Pebble. It has a slightly bulky plastic frame and a monochrome e-paper display. It also includes a heart rate sensor and can run for a week on a charge. The Time 2 has a slimmer metal frame, a color e-paper screen, a heart rate sensor, and 10 days of battery life per charge. The Pebble 2 starts at $99 and the Time 2 starts at $169.Pebble’s other offering this time around is quite a bit different than its past products. The Pebble Core is a micro-computer powered by Android small enough to fit on a keychain. It’s billed as a different kind of wearable with support for GPS, WiFi, and 3G data, it can connect to fitness services like Runkeeper and Google Fit. You can also use it to stream music. That’s just the running-oriented Core. There’s also the Pebble Core for Hackers. It includes early SDK access, two programmable buttons, and a hardware expansion port in addition to all the regular Core features. The Core starts at $69 for this campaign.last_img read more

17 sunsoaked photos from Winter Pride in Gran Canaria

first_imgGay Pride Maspalomas rocks Gran CanariaWorld Tourism with IGLTA2017 turns to a Rainbow in St. Petersburg, Florida5 gay beaches every guy needs to visit in his lifeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/photos-winter-pride-gran-canaria/ 9. Wet and White Party@emanuel.pucci | Instagram10. Voila!@sacatusvacacionesdelarmario | Instagram11. Dragtastic@winterpridemaspalomas | Instagram12. How to take a selfie with a drag queen@miguelangelhayworth | Instagram13. Speedos were popular@luis22gabriel | Instagram14. Foam party@astrid_dede | Instagram15. Foam fella@_marvel_freak_ | Instagram16. Leather love@magnus___maximus | Instagram17. Seeing green@stepanenkoap | Instagram18. Ressurecting Priscilla fantasies on the famous Gran Canaria sand dunes@robertolino | Instagram GAYSTARNEWS- Poolside fun in Maspalomas | Image: @redbearuk | Instagram eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Winter Pride offered a whole week of fun and frolics in the sunshine, with associated events at the many gay bars and clubs in the Yumbo Center. There’s also a Pride Walk, attracting around 12,000 participants, and a main stage at the Yumbo, which played host to performances from Sonique, Corona, Livin’ Joy, Cristina Ramos and many other producers of dance classics.Check out some of the images from this year below. Next year’s event dates have already been scheduled for 5-11 November.1. Unicorns spotted in Gran Canaria@wildepraline | Instagram2. Protect those scalps from the sun, boys!@marcal1978 | Instagram3. Sonique ‘Feels So Good’ Clarke and friend@lovespiritdrink | Instagram4. Mermen@ben_de_kamp | Instagram5. Gladiators@freeinlove81 | Instagram6. On stage at the Yumbo@highheelsperformance | Instagram7. Glitter Gran Canaria@marcodelacruzbln | Instagram8. Main stage area at the Yumbo@jonabz26 | Instagram Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The fourth Winter Pride Maspalomas concluded yesterday in Gran Canaria. The Spanish island, which actually lies off the coast of Africa, is one of Europe’s most popular gay hotspots throughout the year – thanks in part to the consistently warm weather.last_img read more

The Latest Crazy in Love Beyonce endorses ORour

first_imgThe Latest: Crazy in Love? Beyonce endorses O’Rourke WASHINGTON – The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local):6:30 p.m.Beyonce has endorsed Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke over Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the final hours before her home state’s polls close.The native Houstonian released a series of Instagram posts with a black and white “Beto” cap partially covering her face on Tuesday afternoon.O’Rourke himself then retweeted one of the pictures under the caption “Thank you, Beyonce.”An El Paso congressman, O’Rourke is trying to become the first Democrat to win statewide office in Texas since 1994. He’s drawn the admiration of many celebrities, including Texas country music icon Willie Nelson.Cruz dismisses his opponent’s upset-minded campaign as too liberal for Texas since O’Rourke supports universal health care and impeaching President Donald Trump.___2 p.m.Republicans are aiming to retain Senate control in Tuesday’s voting.Democrats’ longshot prospects for capturing a Senate majority are pinned on hopes of their supporters surging to the polls. Democrats and some independents have been motivated by Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric and policies and his efforts to dismantle health care protections enacted under President Barack Obama.The Democrats have history on their side: 2002 was the only midterm election in the past three decades when the party holding the White House gained Senate seats.Republicans have a narrow 51-49 majority. Democrats need to gain two Senate seats to win a majority. But they and their two independent allies are defending 26 of the 35 seats in play. Those 26 seats include 10 in states that Trump won in 2016. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 6, 2018 3:38 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 6, 2018 at 5:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., feeds his ballot into the vote counting machine as he votes in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Kaine is running against Republican Corey Stewart. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) last_img read more

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Even renewable energy projects do not benefit the communities living around them who often still live without electricity, the statement saidadding that such projects found to be violating the law should be suspended For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: December 24 2013 4:17 am Related News IN a big blow for the prosecution in the murder case of 24-year-old Jyotithe complainant in the casefather of the victimturned hostile on Monday Taking a U-turn from the statements given initially to the policeButi Ramthe fatherrefused to support the case of the prosecution against MLA Ram Kumar Chaudharythe prime accused in the case Refusing to recognise Chaudhary in a photograph where he is seen posing at the wedding of Buti Rams younger daughterthe father retracted from his statements The picture had four people: Chaudhary and his friend with the newly married couple The picture was provided by Buti Rams brother-in-law Lakhwinder Singh who also deposed in the court on Monday Singh did not identify Chaudhary and said that the person in the picture could be one Raj He said though he had provided the picturehe had not clicked it and he was not present at the wedding at the time it was clicked Giving a clean chit to Chaudharywho has been behind bars since January 8 this yearthe father submitted before a local court here that Chaudhary did not have any relations with the victimJyoti In a statement given to the policehe had earlier said that Chaudhary established a relationship with Jyoti on the pretext of marrying her but later he went back on his word Disowning his statement in the court on MondayButi Ram claimed that he had never given any such statement to the police On the request of the prosecutionButi Ram was declared hostile In another U-turnButi Ram told the court that he had not reached the spot where his daughter was found dead on the Sector 21 road on November 22 last year to identify the body He maintained that on receiving the news of his daughters deathhe reached the Sector 5 Police Station where he identified her clothes and then he was taken to General HospitalSector 6where he identified the body He deposed that he had never blamed or expressed suspicion on anyone for his daughters murder Ishuthe deceaseds sister who was also summoned by the courtdid not turn up on Monday Two other witnesses Mohan Lal and Gurdev Rambrothers of Buti Ramwere given up by the prosecution They had reportedly identified the body with Buti Ram at the sport where it was found Among the 11 people summoned by the court of District and Sessions Judge R K Sondhionly four people deposed They were ASI Rakesh Kumar of Baddi Police StationKallu RamButi Ram and Lakhwinder Singh Chaudharywhose application to attend the winter session of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly from December 17 to December 25 was declined by the courtis currently lodged in Ambala Central Jail He had surrendered in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate on January 8 after being on the run as his name came up in the Jyoti murder case Jyotia Dalit girl from Hoshiarpurwas found dead with her head crushed on the Sector 21 road in November last year According to the post-mortem reportshe had died of head injury and had recently undergone an abortion Mobile call details had pointed to her association with Chaudhary For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: March 19 2016 1:17 am Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Related News CHIEF MINISTER Akhilesh Yadav on Friday refused to accept a recent pre-poll survey conducted in Uttar Pradesh that had predicted that BSP was set to form the government in the 2017 Assembly polls “Elections are set to be held in Assam and West Bengal now and people are coming out with a survey for UP One year is left for elections in the state… it is too early to speak about such things… We have done a lot of work — be it Metro Lucknow-Agra expressway and even on the law and order front” he told mediapersons On a lighter vein he added: “In case I get to know that a damaged road will affect my 1000 votes I would immediately get it repaired” Earlier addressing the administrative officers’ conference during the ongoing IAS week Akhilesh asked the officers to complete development projects so that Samajwadi Party could return to power in 2017 Share This Article Related Article He reminded them of the alleged humiliation they had to face during Mayawati regime when they were allowed to meet the then CM barefooted Akhilesh also spoke about the “freedom and respect” his government has given the officers and asked them to compare the same with the way they have been treated by the Union government While reminding them that the previous government had stopped IAS week celebrations he asked the officers to work in a such manner that both the SP government and IAS week can make a come back Asking officers to sanction most funds in April Akhilesh said that by the end of the year as both he and they would be busy in election work now was the time to give maximum results In a closed-door meeting with officers Akhilesh told district magistrates that they are an important link between the government and the people “The image of the government largely depends on you” he said while asking them to ensure completion of projects and increase the coverage of welfare schemes “Your good work will automatically improve the government’s image” On Bundelkhand sources said Akhilesh — in an indirect reference to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi — said “a leader” had visited the region and made promises while sitting on a “charpoy” “But his words could not help even the family with whom he stayed” he said With “communal” clashes on the rise in the state sources said Akhilesh told officers that deteriorating law and order would be seen in a bad light “He told us that in the last few months anti-social elements have tried to disturb law and order… He asked us to stay alert on even minor incidents of crime” said an officer Further Akhilesh told officers that he is undertaking an independent survey of their work at the district level Sources said while he appreciated implementation of schemes in Azamgarh and Jaunpur districts he warned districts like Gorakhpur and Agra and told officers posted there to mend their ways Giving each officer a copy of his development agenda Akhilesh said the current year is for “farmers and youths” and thus special focus should be given to resolve issues — be it related to seeds urea water for irrigation crop insurance or electricity in villages He also asked the officers to ensure that large number of villages are covered under “I-sparsh” scheme Following the meeting Akhilesh told mediapersons: “This is fifth year of the government and I told the officers about the government’s priorities I asked them to work at the grassroots level and complete all pending works I have also asked district magistrates to give suggestions for improvement” He expressed hope that once his ‘Dial 100’ scheme starts functioning from July even public perception about police and law and order would change For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pritha Chatterjee | Delhi | Published: January 24 2016 1:55 am Related News The Delhi government has introduced web-based monitoring of doctors and health workers where each government doctor in hospitals dispensaries and district health offices will have to enter their daily “performance” on a mobile application The notice on the system was circulated to heads of all institutions It states “the detailed work profile and output of all workers is proposed to be monitored” by the application that will help “rationalise human resources in various institutions in GNCTD” Senior officials said the project was rationalised after biometric systems put up in hospitals proved ineffective in managing duty hours “It was found that medical personnel were entering their attendance in the morning after working for the first half of the day and returning in the evening just before duty hours to mark their attendance again Through the app they have to justify what they did during their duty hours with specifics of tasks undertaken” said an official According to the app’s template doctors and health workers have to first enter if they are on or off duty each working day If they are working they have to enter the nature of work they perform — OPD ward and ICU rounds major or minor surgeries Doctors also have to enter academic work — whether they held lectures or bed-side classes The app also has a template for entering administrative work In each of these categories further details have to be entered such as number of patients seen in the OPD number of patients admitted in a ward or ICU and nature of surgeries performed For administrative duties doctors have to specify whether they attended meetings and if so how many the number of files they “disposed” off and other tasks Similarly they have to specify the number nature and duration of classes they took and the number of students who attended these lectures If employees are on leave they have to choose the off-duty option The app is available for download on Android and iOs According to officials this will help provide “employee activity and time-wise” data that will be generated and compiled by the software Heads of all institutions and departments will be able to access this data which has to be verified and sent to the Delhi State Health Mission on the first day of each month states the notice signed by an additional secretary monitoring health department Sources added that during meetings with resident doctors complaints were raised about senior doctors not being available on duty at all times As a result the burden of manning surgeries and OPDs falls largely on junior doctors “It was felt that the app would generally help us address these complaints by quantifying the duty hours of every doctor” added the official Meanwhile doctors in many hospitals have protested the move alleging that they are being singled out by the new system Though the system was supposed to be functional from January 20 few doctors have downloaded and started entering duty hours said sources “It is discriminatory to enforce such a system only for doctors and the health department The doctor-to-patient ratio in government hospitals can be seen by the crowd… We see hundreds of patients in OPDs alone” said a senior doctor at Lok Nayak hospital For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe United Nations (UN) has asked Pakistan to review the legislation relating to military courts that gives them the authority to impose the death penalty reform military courts to ensure fair trial and to ensure that coerced confessions are never admissible in legal proceedings after a recent first-ever UN review of the country’s record of implementing its civil and political rights The UN Human Rights Committee “notes with concern” that since Pakistan lifted the moratorium on death penalty in December 2014 it has been one of the states with the highest rate of executions and that the death penalty is given for crimes such as drug trafficking and blasphemy — even to juveniles and persons with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities — which do not fall under the category of most serious crimes Representational image Reuters Additionally “a policy of blanket refusal of clemency applications is allegedly in place…and that executions are allegedly carried out in a manner that constitutes torture or cruel inhuman or degrading punishment” Also Pakistani migrant workers under death sentence overseas have reported insufficient consular and legal services provided to them The UN Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that periodically monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) of the state parties The ICCPR is a crucial multilateral treaty that came into force in 1976 and commits its ratifying parties to respect rights such as the right to life freedom of religion freedom of speech right to due process and fair trial among other rights Initially a government has to report to the UN within a year of acceding to the covenant after which its record is typically reviewed every four years by independent experts working under the aegis of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights The most recent review was held between 3 July and 28 July in Geneva where seven countries including Pakistan were reviewed Though Pakistan ratified the treaty in June 2010 its initial report to the committee was reviewed only this month Though the UN Committee “notes” the need for Pakistan to take measures for combating terrorism but is concerned that the current definition of ‘terrorism’ under the Anti-Terrorism Act is “very broad” and that confessions made in police custody are admitted as evidence in courts It recommends that Pakistan “review the legislation relating to the military courts with a view to abrogating their jurisdiction over civilians as well as their authority to impose the death penalty; reform the military courts to bring their proceedings into full conformity with Articles 14 and 15 of the covenant to ensure a fair trial” Also it asks Pakistan to “ensure that coerced confessions are never admissible in legal proceedings; take all measures necessary to prevent torture including by strengthening the training of judges prosecutors the police and military and security forces” Recently a Pakistani military court awarded death sentence to an Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav over alleged spying and has denied consular access to India despite many requests by New Delhi for the same This resulted in New Delhi dragging Pakistan to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) the ICJ has put a stay on Jadhav’s hanging pending its final decision The case has strained the already-troubled relations between the neighbours The UN body states that there are “various lists” that control the entry or exit in Pakistan including the infamous Exit Control List (ECL) but the UN has no information on such lists “including the criteria or grounds for the listing the process for listing or delisting names and the safeguards available to prevent misuse of these lists” A joint submission to the UN Committee by IFEX (a global network of 110 organisations to promote the freedom of expression) Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the International Network of Human Rights (RIDH) states in its report that in reality the ECL is an effective tool to suppress dissent The report cites the example of Cyril Almeida assistant editor of the daily Dawn who was placed on the ECL in October last year which barred him from travelling outside the country in retaliation for a story published the same month titled ‘Act against militants or face international isolation civilians tell military’ “that reported on a meeting of senior military officials and government leaders where concerns on connections between intelligence agencies and some militant organisations were raised” Almeida’s name was removed from the ECL four days later after intense pressure from the media and civil society groups The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and its authorised officers have “overbroad powers” “without sufficient independent judicial oversight mechanisms” observes the UN committee Also the mandatory mass retention of traffic data by service providers for a minimum of one year “unduly restrictive” licensing requirements of service providers; and “the sharing of information and cooperation with foreign governments without judicial authorization or oversight” are all issues of concern to the global body The IFEX-PPF-RIDH submission cites the instance of Islamabad High Court’s (IHC’s) order to the PTA on 27 February to block social media sites that are deemed to be blasphemous Similarly on 31 March 2017 the IHC “ordered PTA to remove all blasphemous content from the internet and requested extradition of the blogger who left the country” The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) exercises its powers over the content of media outlets including suspending over 20 programmes in the past four years “the lack of clarity on procedural safeguards and oversight mechanisms to ensure that PEMRA exercises its powers consistent with the principle of freedom of expression” and the “broad and vague grounds for cancellation of registration of these organisations” is a matter grave concern to the UN human rights experts Article 295- A of the Pakistani Constitution stipulates imprisonment of up to ten years and/or fine for “whoever with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of the citizens of Pakistan by words either spoken or written or by visible representations insults the religion or the religious beliefs” while Article 295- B stipulates life imprisonment for “whoever wilfully defiles damages or desecrates a copy of the Holy Qur’an” File image of Pakistani Army AFP In March 2017 Pakistan launched a media campaign cautioning people to exercise self-restraint in their online activities states the joint international NGOs’ submission The recently-deposed former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif “directed the state machinery to find those responsible for putting blasphemous content on social media and bring them to justice without delay” it further adds It also mentions the tragic case of Mashal Khan a Muslim student at the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who was killed by an angry mob in the premises of the university in April over false allegations of posting blasphemous content online Examples of website blocking mentioned in the joint submission include the July 2013 case of Al-Jazeera’s website being blocked after it published a document called “Pakistan’s Bin Laden Dossier” detailing the findings of a commission of inquiry established by Pakistan’s military and intelligence branches into the Bin Laden raid It also mentions the shutting down of the queer website: queerpk—which was the country’s first Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender website The UN Committee “regrets” the absence of information from the Pakistani delegation which was led by the Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael on effective measures to prevent and punish all forms of discriminations against lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex persons While the UN treaty-monitoring body welcomes the establishment of Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Rights in 2015 it is “concerned” that the commission was not given authorisation to travel to Geneva to meet the UN committee members giving indications that the commission is not fully independent The UN is also concerned that “the Constitution and federal laws as well as the jurisdiction of highest courts do not apply in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)” Among other recommendations the UN Committee asks Pakistan to ensure that no juvenile or person with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities is executed or sentenced to death to repeal all blasphemy laws that the execution protocol is brought in line with international human rights standards to criminalise enforced disappearance and “put an end to the practice of enforced disappearance and secret detention” to review its legislation on data collection and surveillance to carry out the registration of undocumented Afghan refugees to decriminalise defamation and to review legal provisions relating to the freedom of expression and PEMRA The committee has asked Pakistan to submit its next periodic report by 28 July 2020 and “to include in that report information on the implementation of the present concluding observations” New Delhi: Abhinav Bindra’s insane searchfor perfection had pushed him to climb as a simulation ofsorts a 40-foot high ‘pizza pole’ that saw him conquer his"fear" and go on to win a historic gold medal at the 2008Beijing Olympics Then 26 Bindra became the country’s first individualgold medalist at the quadrennial extravaganza Days before he would script history Bindra tried to conquer fear that could"grip" him during an Olympic final by attempting his hand at what the German special forces normally do In a book titled My Olympic Journey co-authored byjournalists Digvijay Singh Deo and Amit Bose "Ihad flown to Beijing from Munich This was because a few daysbefore leaving for the Olympics I had decided to get out ofmy comfort zone and climb a pizza pole also used by theGerman special forces It is a 40-foot high pole and becomessmaller as one nears the summit with the platform at the peakthe size of a pizza box" Bindra said "I started climbing and halfway up decided I could not goon But this was precisely the reason for attempting the task I had to conquer fear that could grip me during anOlympic final I was scared out of my wits even though I washooked to safety wires I pushed on and finally stoodtrembling at the top"he said Bindra spoke as he recalled his exit at the 2004 OlympicGames in Athens that left him in a state of shock? a two-time major champion who could face Murray in the U. but organizer Michael Lang and others have disputed his account.newsline@expressindia. 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Guardians of the Galaxy,Hawkeye Hulk Iron Man Scarlet Witch Captain America Thor Vision Winter Soldier and Wong (With inputs from IANS) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Nandini Rathi | New Delhi | Updated: March 26 2017 11:43 am Anaarkali is a powerful extension of the ideas voiced in Pink and to some extent even Swara Bhaskar’s previous performance in Nil Battey Sannata Related News Even as the fate of Lipstick Under My Burkha is shrouded in suspense the line up of the upcoming “lady-oriented” films is heartening — this includes Naam Shabana starring Taapsee Pannu Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan and Sonata featuring the trio of Aparna Sen Lillette Dubey and Shabana Azmi This weekend opened to the electrifying performance of Swara Bhaskar in Anaarkali of Aarah as the talented and fiery Anar — a popular local singer of innuendo-rich folk style songs in her Aarah and surroundings Anar has two gifts: her singing talent and a boundless desire to fight for her life and dignity — both of which drive the plot Singing is no forced profession to her but central to her identity and she cannot be separated from it Her bebaak singer-performer-self is satisfied and absorbed in her work until a powerful lecherous man who perceives her as a “loose” and thus available-by-default woman disrupts this life An angry Anar strongly objects to violation of consent reacts fittingly (and sometimes foolhardy) but refuses to be cowed While she needs the support of friendly people who believe in her she is certainly not waiting for any saviour to avenge the slights to her dignity on her behalf This time the flavour is distinctly non-urban: it is Aarah like Ara of Bihar In most hinterland-hits like Dabangg and Gangs of Wasseypur the focus is maintained on small town masculinity and the women usually feature only in ornamental roles of relation But Anaarkali could be the story of ‘Munni’ from Dabangg ‘Item’ songs with double entendres and risque dancing surrounded by a titillated mostly all male audience have long been a staple of mainstream Bollywood but those movies don’t venture into on-the-ground vulnerabilities of such performers In Anaarkali one such independent small-town woman is the full-bodied protagonist in her own right While Pink had a distinct urban setting and dealt with the regressive stereotypes pushed against the lifestyle of modern working women this movie takes a quiet stab at the stereotypes of class and of vulnerable informal professions like that of street singer-performers Also read:Anaarkali of Aarah movie review: Swara Bhaskar film is a full-bodied cracklingwatch Anaarkali is a powerful extension of the ideas voiced in Pink and to some extent even Swara’s previous performance in Nil Battey Sannata: that dignity and aspirations are at the heart of personhood which makes them an unassailable right of an individual — gender class lifestyle location profession etc notwithstanding Both Anar and the movie to its credit are throughout unambiguous and coherent about this thesis In the final scene Anar smiling slightly takes off in the dark streets of Arrah with a releasing vindication and a spring in her step This symbolic closure is a testament to the value of reclaiming dignity after a fight of tooth and nail It is every bit worthwhile For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News drug and human trafficking.Nagpur: Pakistan on Saturday "Investigations conducted by the principal secretary, A report carried in The? Santos Dumont airport, The network required an investment of 1. M. ?214 on the first Friday of its release in the US.

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Written by Sarath Pillai | Published: July 1 The CBI has claimed that of the 15-20 authorised agents associated with the CBFC, Kumar suggested 12 cuts during the screening, he is more sober in his play. a home-grown player. read a statement. another special screening was held for Bachchans on Thursday. Actresses do modelling jobs, reported OK! Where do you draw the line?

“Since they are non-actors, soon after they’d walked in looking all serious intent. All England is the target where she’ll head with a healed chipped bone and supreme humility with which she accepted Hyderabad’s part-snubbing of her." he said. looking at 9. and for that,looked like the to-do list of an embattled state, but also left us in awe by proving why her baby sister Kareena was one of the cutest kids in tinsel town. moustache and glasses were his calling card. It is a story about walking a mile in their shoes.

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You pray for it to happen. 2009 3:08 am Related News Chances are that even if you were not particularly concerned about India? The stadium was so packed beyond capacity and the thousands of spectators charged to a point where their cheer gained a hysterical edge, Of the present lot,s ?a frightened North Korea surrendered its nuclear weapons,2009). “The idea is that our bench strength should be ready if and when there is an SOS call.By: PTI | Bangkok | Published: September 8 I practice from 4 am to 6 am before school and 3 pm to 6 pm after school as I know regular practice and hard work is important.

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