The Intellectual Property Rights Act No 36 of 2003 states that Computer programs are protected works and are original intellectual creations. Any person willfully infringing any of the rights protected under the Act is guilty of an offence and is liable, upon conviction after trail before a Magistrate, to a fine not exceeding Rs.500,000/- or for imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both. Section 187 of the Act goes on to state that where an offence under this Act has been committed by a body corporate, every person who at the time of the commission was a Director General, Manager, Secretary or other similar officer of that body, shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence, unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge.Shalini Ratwatte, Consultant to the BSA Committee in Sri Lanka, said, “I urge all businesses to consider the security risks associated with the use of counterfeit or pirated software. Using such software not only contravenes the laws of the country, it also exposes an organization’s computer network to a possible security breach, both from malware such as viruses as well as data theft through hacking. Such threats can only be minimized through the use of legitimate and original software.” The Police raided another financial institution suspected of using pirated and unlicensed software. The Raid took place in Colombo on the 16th November, a leading global advocate for the software industry said today.Upon inspection and identification of suspected pirated software the police seized over 50 computers installed with suspected pirated software all of which were taken into Police Custody for further inspection and to be produced in Court. The focus of the Police is on taking action on an on-going basis against companies using pirated and unlicensed software in their business as these companies are, by now, clearly aware that this is a criminal offence and yet continue to disregard the law. The BSA promotes policies that foster technology innovation, investment in the IT industry anda world where computer infrastructures and networks can be trusted. The growth of IT within economies worldwide is very closely correlated to reduced piracy rates in the respective countries.Sudath Perera Associates acted as the lawyers for the complainants in this regard.
Interactive Arts and Science (IASC) and Computer Science have submitted a statement of intent for a new program in Computer Games that would include a BA in Game Design and a BSc in Game Programming.As part of the approval process, these statements are being made available as information to the University community for comment, before moving to the next step of the Internal Quality Assurance Process.Comments on the above proposals must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 to ARC-SOI@brocku.ca and Jean Bridge (email@example.com).
Volunteers with the Ahmaddiy Muslim Youth Association in Hamilton took to the streets to start the New Year off with a good deed.Eighty-five members of the association gathered downtown over the weekend to pickup trash in parks and on the sidewalks.This is the fifth year the group has been running the program.
Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during OSU’s 38-10 win over Penn State on Oct. 17 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State coach Urban Meyer made a splash on Tuesday, announcing redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett will take over as starting quarterback before the 7-0 Buckeyes’ game at Rutgers (3-3, 1-2).As OSU’s attempt at extending its nation-best winning streak to 21 on Saturday at 8 p.m. draws near, here are five things The Lantern’s sports editors Ryan Cooper and Kevin Stankiewicz will be looking out for from Piscataway, New Jersey.How will the offense react to full-time Barrett?The biggest storyline throughout the season has been the quarterback battle between Barrett and redshirt junior Cardale Jones that began in the spring and carried over into the season.After Jones started the first seven games of the season, Meyer made the decision that the inconsistent OSU offense would be better suited with Barrett’s talents.Barrett starred in the Buckeyes’ 38-10 win over Penn State in Week 7, completing all four pass attempts for 30 yards and two touchdowns while running 11 times for 102 yards and two more scores. Compounded with Jones’ struggles in the game, Meyer inserted Barrett in the game in the second half as the sole quarterback after the two split time in consecutive weeks.Meyer has spoken about the offensive possibilities that open up with Barrett in the game due to his poise, speed and ability to read the defense. The OSU offense was scrutinized throughout the season for not reaching its potential, but a change with Barrett — who seems to better fit Meyer’s offensive style — could help it reach the level it needs to be at as late-season marquee games against Michigan State and Michigan draw nearer.Barrett started 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2014, and shook off a slow start after preparing for the season as a backup to pick up totals of 3,772 yards and 45 touchdowns. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native won Big Ten Quarterback of the Year and finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting but missed OSU’s three postseason games after suffering an ankle injury.Meyer said Barrett’s confidence wasn’t quite there at the start of the season coming back from the injury, but he now believes the signal-caller is back.The OSU offense hasn’t played at a level required to compete with some of the titans of college football, but the new starter could lead to a turnaround starting Saturday.Replacing a defensive starterOSU has been blessed with stability on the defensive side this year.There have been a few bumps and bruises, but the Buckeyes were yet to have a defensive starter miss a game due to injury through their first seven games.The only change that was seen on the defense at all was in the opener at Virginia Tech, when redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard started in place of a suspended Joey Bosa at the defensive end spot.That good fortune will come to an end at Rutgers, as senior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt will be held out for a “couple of weeks” after undergoing wrist surgery after the Penn State game, Meyer said.A pair of possible starters in place of Schutt were listed on OSU’s depth chart: redshirt senior Joel Hale and redshirt sophomore Michael Hill.Hale, a former walk-on out of Greenwood, Indiana, has appeared in all seven games for the Buckeyes this season, racking up eight total tackles, though only one was unassisted. Hill has also played in all seven games, accumulating six tackles, including two unassisted.The Buckeyes have been fortunate enough to maintain their great depth on the defensive front this season, but the first injury test will begin on Saturday.BosaBosa played his best game of 2015 last week against Penn State. Now against Rutgers and its 34th-ranked offense, the Buckeyes will need him to do it again. The junior was seemingly camping out in the backfield against the Nittany Lions, registering a season-high seven tackles — three of which went for a loss — and a quarterback hurry.Meyer called it “dominant,” and with Schutt sidelined, Bosa replicating that level of disruptiveness and forcing the Scarlet Knights to assign additional blockers to him will minimize the absence of the starter.The 2014 unanimous All-American got off to a rocky start, as he was suspended for the opener against Virginia Tech and in the next couple of games it seemed like Bosa was trying to get back into the groove. It appears like he has found that groove. The Rutgers offensive line is solid but nothing to write home about, which could be bad news for the Scarlet Knights. A second consecutive big game looms on the horizon for Bosa. How effective can Carroo be?Leonte Carroo is arguably Rutgers’ best offensive player, but unfortunately for coach Kyle Flood’s team, he might be unable to suit up Saturday. The senior wide receiver is ailing from an ankle injury he sustained in the third quarter of last week’s win over Indiana.Carroo said following the victory he would “definitely” play against OSU, but the official injury report lists him as questionable. As of Wednesday night, the Edison, New Jersey, native has yet to participate in practice. Him not being on the field would be a critical loss for the Rutgers offense. In the four contests he has buckled his chinstrap, Carroo has tallied over 125 yards receiving and three touchdowns in all but one of the games. In the two weeks he was suspended due to ongoing legal matters, the Scarlet Knights mustered only 30 points total. With him on the field, they’ve put up point totals of 64, 34, 24 and 55. Even if Carroo can go, the question will be: How effective can he be? He’s an explosive player, and there is no doubt having a less-than-100-percent ankle will affect his ability to plant on routes. If Carroo can’t play, Rutgers will severely miss him. If he can play, the Scarlet Knights have to hope he can still be close to the guy who has six receiving touchdowns in the last two games. Is the Zeke streak in jeopardy? In the last 12 games going back to last season, junior running back Ezekiel Elliott has finished with a triple-digit rushing total every time.The St. Louis native averages 141.1 rushing yards per game, which is fifth in the nation and best in the Big Ten.However, if a game exists that could threaten to stop his 100-plus-yard streak, it could be Saturday’s.With Barrett under center, it is reasonable to expect Elliott will see fewer carries. On read-option plays that Meyer makes a focal point of his offense, it is likely that the mobile Barrett will keep the ball for himself more than Jones had.Compounded with that fact is that Rutgers has a strong rushing defense but are very vulnerable through the air, so Meyer could rely on a pass-heavy attack.The Scarlet Knights are 30th in the country in rushing defense, allowing 126.2 yards per game, but are 124th in passing yards allowed per game with 321.2.Elliott has been unstoppable at times this year, and has shown that he can get out in open field and pick up a sizable portion of those 100 yards in one fell swoop.However, while it’s hard to see the junior not have a strong performance at the very least, it’s very possible that he comes up short of 100 yards for the first time since last year’s Nov. 15 meeting at Minnesota. read more
Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) scores a touchdown during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorLocation: Columbus, Ohio2016 record: 11-2 (8-1)Head Coach: Urban Meyer2017 record: 1-1 (1-0 Big Ten)What has happened thus far in 2017Though Ohio State could not find an offensive flow in the first half of its game against Indiana and went into halftime down 14-13, the Buckeyes pulled ahead of Indiana in the third quarter and ran away in the fourth quarter to beat the Hoosiers 49-21. The next week, the then-No. 2 Buckeyes played host to then-No. 5 Oklahoma under the lights in Ohio Stadium. Though the game was tied at three points at halftime, the Sooners, led by quarterback Baker Mayfield who completed 27-of-35 passes for 386 yards, scored four second half touchdowns and stymied Ohio State’s offense en route to a 31-16 upset victory.Impact playerFilling in for redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber who suffered an injured hamstring early in fall camp, freshman J.K. Dobbins took 29 carries for 182 yards, the highest total by any Ohio State running back in his opening game in program history. The shifty back with a dynamic jump-cut that leaves defenders’ bodies and feet moving opposite directions once again rushed for a team-high 72 yards in Week 2. After Saturday’s loss, Weber said he will likely be dealing with hamstring tweaks throughout the season, which increases the importance of Dobbins for an offense that relies on its run game.StrengthsWith four defensive ends — Nick Bosa, Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes — who could start for most teams in the country and defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, who will likely be a high-round NFL draft pick if he leaves school early in the spring, not many teams possess a more threatening defensive line than Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ talented front held Indiana to 36 rushing yards on 27 carries and allowed Oklahoma to rush 37 times for just 104 yards. On offense, the Buckeyes’ Dobbins-Weber tandem, as well as quarterback J.T. Barrett’s ability to run, give Ohio State multiple options to help move the ball swiftly on the ground.WeaknessesOhio State has struggled throwing the ball and defending the pass in its first two games. Indiana and Oklahoma combined to average 403 passing yards — the highest yardage total any team in the FBS — against a young Buckeye secondary. On offense, Barrett has not found a rhythm through the air. He was named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Year for his Week 1 performance, but went 19-for-35 for 183 yards with an interception against Oklahoma. Johnnie Dixon and Parris Campbell broke big plays against Indiana, but they and their fellow receivers haven’t produced consistently. read more
Sonde Phobos-Grunt : une fuite de combustible ou des moteurs en marche ?Selon un chercheur canadien, les changements d’orbite effectués par la sonde Phobos-Grunt et observés par des scientifiques américains pourraient soit provenir d’une fuite de combustible, soit s’expliquer par le fonctionnement des moteurs de l’engin. Si la situation est loin de s’améliorer pour la sonde Phobos-Grunt, les équipes continuent de surveiller l’engin et essaient d’en savoir plus sur son état de fonctionnement. Mardi, le commandement stratégique américain (USSTRATCOM) a ainsi annoncé que les moteurs de la sonde étaient peut-être en marche. Une hypothèse que les scientifiques américains ont émise après avoir observé des changements d’orbite de Phobos-Grunt.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAEn effet, confirmée par un observateur italien, Simone Corbellini, l’apogée de l’orbite de Phobos Grunt a diminué de 342 kilomètres à 334 kilomètres depuis le 9 novembre, alors que le périgée a augmenté de 206,6 kilomètres à 207,8 kilomètres. Néanmoins, jeudi, l’observateur canadien Ted Molczan a expliqué sur le site SatObs.org que le fonctionnement des moteurs n’était pas la seule explication possible. “Cela s’explique soit pas le fonctionnement des moteurs, soit par une fuite. Le fonctionnement des moteurs provoque rarement des changements d’orbite si importants, mais un collègue a supposé que l’étage Fregat de la sonde (module de croisière) pourrait se mettre en marche pour stabiliser les propergols”, a t-il indiqué cité par Ria Novosti.Selon cet observateur, depuis les données relevées par l’USSTRATCOM, l’orbite de Phobos Grunt “continue de changer de façon imprévisible”. Jeudi matin, la sonde évoluait ainsi sur une orbite d’un périgée (le point le plus proche de la Terre) de 210,3 kilomètres contre 209,2 kilomètres le 15 novembre, de 207,7 kilomètres le 14 novembre. Quant à l’apogée, elle ne cesse de diminuer passant de 342 kilomètres depuis le lancement à 327 kilomètres jeudi matin. De nouvelles tentatives échouéesA côté de ces observations, l’agence spatiale russe poursuit ses tentatives destinées à reprendre le contrôle de l’engin. Mercredi, un responsable de l’industrie spatiale russe a ainsi indiqué à RIA Novosti qu’aucune nouvelle tentative visant à rétablir la liaison avec la sonde n’avait abouti. Mais si le chef de Roskosmos Vladimir Popovkine avait parlé de tentatives qui pourraient se poursuivre jusqu’en décembre, d’après un autre responsable, il sera impossible de remettre la sonde sur la direction de Mars après le 21 novembre. La date fatidique se fait donc imminente.Le 19 novembre 2011 à 10:48 • Maxime Lambert read more
Stay on target What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer YouTube is getting into the TV streaming game, though it’s less like Hulu or Netflix, and closer to Sling TV or Sony’s PlayStation Vue. YouTube TV launched on April 5, 2017, bringing live TV (legally) to the largest video hosting site on the internet. Right now, the service is available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and the Bay Area in California.At this point, it’s on-demand offerings are a little more limited than Hulu’s but past episodes of certain shows appear to be on the way. Possibly after the next time, they air? That part is a little unclear. It’s live TV offerings are, depending on what you’re looking for, some of the best of any cable replacement service. At $35 a month it’s cheaper than any tier of PlayStation Vue, while offering a few channels, you can only get on that service’s more expensive tiers. In comparison with Sling TV, it’s comparable to their $40 tier, only with fewer basic cable channels, and more sports.Everything that’s currently available on YouTube TVThat’s the one thing that appears to separate YouTube TV from its competitors. It comes with sports channels, including local ones, that cost extra on other services. That’s a serious point in its favor if you want to watch basically anything other than football. As a New Yorker though, the local sports selection isn’t so great. You get YES and… that’s it. SNY and MSG are still cable-only. That means you can’t watch most New York, teams. If you’re into New York hockey, this probably isn’t the cord-cutting solution for you. Both Rangers and Islanders games are on MSG. Soccer? In Baseball, you can watch the Yankees, but not the Mets. Basketball is the only area where the preferable team is available on YouTube TV. Brooklyn Nets games are on YES. While they’re statistically the worst team in the Eastern Conference, they aren’t stuck in an eternal downward spiral of sadness from which there is no escape like their Manhattan counterparts.It’s possible the local sports options are better in other cities, but I don’t live in those places, so I can’t test it out. YouTube TV does include all of the ESPN and Fox Sports channels, which are usually good for a few Mets, Knicks, Rangers, and Islanders games each season. Oh, and USA Network is here too if you’re a wrestling fan.The presentation is nice and clean, and with YouTube’s algorithms behind it, the service does a decent job of recommending new shows you’ll like. It’s cool to see someone doing that with live TV. The search function is also nice. You can search for a specific show, a genre, or an element like “aliens” or “politics” to find shows you’ll like. They’re trying to solve the problem that currently plagues Netflix and Hulu, where you have so many options you can’t figure out what to watch. It doesn’t completely make the problem go away, but it’s a step in the right direction. It will make it easier to find something you’ll be into.YouTube TV also offers unlimited DVR space, which is a nice feature if you can’t watch your favorite show as it airs. And as you’d expect from any modern TV streaming service, you’re shows will be available wherever you are as long as you have an app. If you want to stream on your big TV though, you’ll have to have a Chromecast, or a TV with Chromecast support built in. Sorry, no Roku or Apple TV app yet. That’s OK though, as for right now, they’ll send one out for free as soon as you complete the 30-day trial and make your first payment. There’s no indication as to how long they’ll keep doing that other than “while supplies last.” Take that however you will.Finally, it gives you access to all of YouTube Red’s shows, though not all the benefits of YouTube Red. You’ll still have ads on YouTube, but you’ll be able to watch shows like Bad Internet, Prank Academy, and Paranormal Action Squad. If nothing else, it’s a good opportunity to try out some shows you may not have heard of if you weren’t already a YouTube Red subscriber.If you still haven’t cut cable because you need live TV, YouTube TV might be the service that pushes you over the edge. It’s cheaper than any cable package out there, and it costs less the comparable packages from Sony and Sling. Depending on what city you live in, it might solve the live sports problem too. YouTube says that AMC, ESPN 3 and Telemundo among other channels will be added soon too. Whether the channels offered now are worth $35 a month is up to you. Either way, YouTube TV is definitely worth keeping an eye on. read more
Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE star John Cena was on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” this week on NBC.Cena talked with Fallon about proposing to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 this past April in Orlando, his deadlifting technique and a “True Confessions” segment with Kate McKinnon.You can check out the clips of his appearance below courtesy of NBC. WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Charlize Theron Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion show Google+ WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Vin Diesel Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 55.70%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Cena Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Pinterest Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next read more
The People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) has written the following letter to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) questioning the validity of the grounds for holding a by election in Bwiam Ward, which is scheduled to take place on 23 July 2015.RE: QUESTIONING THE VALIDITY OF THE GROUNDS FOR HOLDING BY ELECTION IN BWIAMThe Central Committee of PDOIS has received the following notice from the IEC:“PRESS RELEASEBWIAM BY-ELECTIONFollowing the notification from the Brikama Area Council of the expulsion of the erstwhile Councilor for Bwiam Ward Mrs Fatou Nyassi Dukureh, the INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION will conduct a by-election to fill the said vacant seat in the said Area Council on Thursday 23rd July 2015.This is in accordance with Section 23 of the Local Government Act 2002; with respect to Section 19 of the same Act.”I am directed to convey to you that there is no provision of the Constitution or the Local Government Act which links expulsion from a party with revocation of mandate as a member of a council. That applies only to National Assembly seats by virtue of Section 91(1)(d) which states among other things that:“(1) A member of the National Assembly shall vacate his or her seat in the National Assembly-(d) If he or she ceases to be a member of the political party of which he or she was a member at the time of his or her election;Provided that nothing in this paragraph shall apply on a merger of political parties at the national level where such merger is authorised by the constitutions of the parties concerned;”The Local Government Act does not contain any such provision. Section 23 of the Local Government Act which you made reference to in your public notice simply states: “Where an elected member of a council ceases to hold office under sections 19 to 22 of this act, a by-election shall be held within two months to elect another person to replace him or her; except that where he or she ceased to hold office within six months before the end of his or her tenure of office, no by-election shall be held”.Needless to say, Section 19 has no provision for a removal of an elected councillor through expulsion from a party.The revocation of the original mandate of an elected councillor could only be done under section 22 which states:“Subject to this section, the mandate of a Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson or an elected member of a council may be removed by the electorate.(2) For the purpose of revoking the mandate of the Chairperson or an elected member of a Council, at least fifty percent of the registered voters in the electoral area shall petition the Independent Electoral Commission for the revocation.(3) On receipt of the petition referred to in subsection (2), the Independent Electoral Commission shall organise a referendum to decide the issue whether or not such Chairperson or member shall be recalled.”Hence, if the by election is being held only because the councillor is expelled from the APRC, then the election is unconstitutional and unlawful and should be put to a stop.Your urgent clarification of the grounds for the by- election is being earnestly sought.Your cooperation should be highly appreciated.Yours in the Service of the People,Secretary General ]]> read more
More than 16,000 Alaskans will keep their health insurance subsidies under a ruling issued Thursday by the United States Supreme Court. The Court ruled 6 to 3 in favor of the argument that the Affordable Care Act allows residents in states like Alaska to access federal subsidies on healthcare.gov.Download AudioLawyers for the plaintiffs in the King v. Burwell case argued the law only allowed for subsidies in states that established their own health insurance exchanges.Lori Wing-Heier directs Alaska’s Division of Insurance. She’s relieved by today’s decision.“We were prepared we think with anyway the Supreme Court would have ruled, with a backup plan, but are very pleased that they ruled in favor of Burwell,” she said.About 90 percent of Alaskans who buy insurance on healthcare.gov receive a subsidy that averages more than $500 dollars a month.In a press release, Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’s glad Alaskans won’t lose their subsidies, but maintains the Affordable Care Act is bad for the state.Sen. Dan Sullivan calls today’s Supreme Court decision disappointing. Congressman Don Young says the court made the wrong choice. In written statements, both lawmakers focused their comments on their opposition to the law as a whole, rather than their position on the subsidies. read more
Share John Moore/Getty Images/Via NPRU.S. Border Patrol agents arrive to detain a group of Central American asylum seekers near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas earlier this month.Charlotte and Dave Willner started a Facebook fundraiser, titled “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” after they saw a viral photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl looking up and crying as her mother was searched by a Border Patrol agent in southern Texas. They created the page on Saturday, June 16, hoping to raise $1,500. As of Wednesday, more than 300,000 donors have raised more than $12 million. The page is bringing in more than $10,000 a minute, according to organizers.The Willners say they were motivated to start the fundraiser because the photo reminded them of their own 2-year-old daughter.“This is the exact face she makes when she’s terrified,” wrote Charlotte Willner in a Facebook post June 15.The money will be go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) — a large immigration legal services non-profit organization in Texas. In addition to $12 million on Facebook, the organization has raised at least an additional $4.5 million through its own website. The group’s entire budget in recent years has been around around $7 million.Specifically, the money will be divided between two projects: The Legal Representation, Advocacy, and Education (LEAF) for Universal Representation for Unaccompanied Children and the Family Reunification and Bond Fund: Free our Families. The group says the projects, created around early June, serve the parents of separated families and provide representation for unaccompanied minors after they are released from custody.President Trump signed an order Wednesday to end family separations at the border, and the House is preparing to vote on immigration legislation. Both bills include language to end the controversial policy.RAICES says even if the administration’s family separation policy ends, the money will still go toward legal representation for immigrant families and addressing the “endless amount of need for families to be served and kept together.” The Willmers plan to end the fundraiser this Saturday.RAICES was chosen as the recipient of the funds because the couple was inspired by the organization’s work, says Malorie Lucich, a friend of the Willners helping to coordinate the fundraiser.“Before anything else happens, families need to be reunited,” Lucich wrote in an email Wednesday. “We are truly impressed with their organization, planning and compassion for the people they work with every day.”RAICES Director of Education and Outreach Jennifer Hixon says the donations will enable RAICES to do the work they have dreamed of doing.“Working in this field for the last year and a half has been really hard,” said Hixon. “This is a resounding statement by thousands of people around the country that it’s not okay what’s going on at the border and that they want to join us in fighting back.”The organization says it’s considering partnering with other organizations to spread the funds out and “get the money where it needs to go.”The Trump administration has maintained that it is following immigration law and it is up to Congress to solve the family separation issue.As NPR has reported, the reunification isn’t quite as simple as the title of the fundraiser might imply. Detained parents face a court hearing where the fact that they have children may not be considered or even mentioned.Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it will “make every effort to reunite the child with the parent once the parent’s immigration case has been adjudicated.” A hotline has also been set up to help parents and children find each other.“ICE and [the Office of Refugee Resettlement] will work together to locate separated children, verify the parent/child relationship, and set up regular communication and removal coordination, if necessary,” ICE said in a statement to NPR.RAICES has been receiving referrals from people prosecuted through the federal criminal court system and helping to connect them with their children, but has also struggled to further assist those in need. Hixon says the organization is shocked by the fundraiser and that the money will allow the projects to finally move forward.“What this enables us to do is not just identify [immigrant families], but to move to the next step and actually support them,” said Hixon. “We really want to make sure that people get access to counsel … It really doesn’t get less ridiculous than the idea that a 4-year-old is going to go to court and represent themselves without an attorney.”The Facebook page for the fundraiser is filled with words of encouragement and offers of help. Jacob Hill, 20, decided to make a donation after hearing about the fundraiser on a podcast.“For me, the way that I’ve processed this news has proceeded in stages,” said Hill. “From wanting to cry when you see the images of these kids to rage to wanting to try to do something about it. This is such an easy way to feel like you’re making a contribution.”Both former Facebook employees, (Charlotte is now employed by Pinterest and Dave by Airbnb), the couple’s efforts garnered the attention of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg who both made donations, according to Politico. The fundraiser is also being matched up to $360,000 by a number of private donors according to the Facebook page.“Just as the administration is doubling down on horrible, harmful policies, we need to double down on doing big things to fight back,” said Hixon. “This is our answer to the administration continuing to target immigrants in our community and our immigrant families.”Talia Wiener is an intern on NPR’s National Desk.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. read more
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The ordinance continued: ‘The birth certificate must be corrected, inserting another more distinctly female name that the parents may supply to the judges.’Parents claim the order is unfairIt’s part of a small, increasing worldwide trend with the name Blue – after superstar Beyonce’s child.Luca said: ‘When we showed up at the registry office they warned us that there might be a risk of being recalled.’He cites six other children named Blu (or Blue), mostly female, according to the Italian National Institute of Statistics.The parents believe having to change their daughter’s name is unfair because she already responds to Blu.The court is also hearing another case of a female baby named Blu in Milan.Human rights campaigner Jane Fae wrote in a blog: ‘What IS the effect of coming home one day and just starting to call an 18-month-old by a different name?‘It is unlikely to be good,’ she said.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Sperm donor’s parents win access rights to queer couple’s childWATCH: Parenting group wants more HIV positive people to consider becoming parentsIndiana under investigation over discrimination against same-sex parentsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/milan-tribunal-orders-couple-to-rename-baby-more-distinctly-female-name/ But handing down the ordinance this week, the Public Prosecutor’s Office said: ‘The name imposed on the child must correspond to sex,’ reports Il Giorno.It continued: ‘It is a modern name linked to the English word Blue – that is the colour Blue – and which can not be considered unique attributable to a female person.’This is due to a Presidential decree passed in 2000 requiring a child’s name correspond to the child’s sex.Photo: Michael J / FlickrIf the parents fail to comply by Thursday (24 May), the tribunal will choose a name for them. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- A tribunal in Milan just ordered a couple to rename their 18-month-old child to something ‘more distinctly female.’Luca and Vittoria named their daughter ‘Blu’ to stand for ‘Beautiful Luminous Unique.’ read more
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Teachers in the Afghan capital are on strike in support of demands for higher pay and improved conditions, a representative said Sunday.Fazel Ahmad Fazel, the head of Afghanistan’s Teachers’ Council, said some schools in Kabul have been closed for a week and that teachers have held rallies and sit-ins.“All our demands are legitimate and we will not attend classes until we get our rights,” he said. “We are very sad because of our students, but this government has left us no other choice.” The strike began in at least 15 schools, but has since spread to many more in the capital. The council is active across the country and has offices in 23 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.Teachers in Afghanistan are poorly paid and often do not receive their salaries for months on end because of government cash-flow problems.Education Ministry spokesman Kabir Haqmal says officials are meeting with teacher representatives daily. He says some of the teachers’ demands are unreasonable and that they have been asked to return to class while the negotiations proceed.“For a long time we have been doing our best to improve conditions for teachers across the country, but it is a process and needs more time,” Haqmal said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments Share Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Four benefits of having a wireless security system Top Stories read more
The 2013 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, hosted by InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa and with e-Travel Blackboard as exclusive trade media, ended Friday, with sellers and buyers declaring the event the best ever, not only for business, but also because of the venue, the amazing InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.There was also general consensus among senior and influential members of both buyers and sellers that Tourism Fiji’s decision not to support or be involved in BFTE and especially at the last minute, was very unfortunate and viewed by many as petty and short sighted.BFTE organising committee chair David Voss also said that Tourism Fiji’s absence had not really been noticed or made any difference to the event, in fact it had probably had been a factor in the outstanding success of the 2013 event, with the event being removed from the inevitable politics Tourism Fiji’s presence would bring with it.He added that the outstanding success of BFTE 2013 had clearly identified BFTE as a trade driven and demanded event predominantly for Fiji, but also across the Pacific, and on that basis, irrespective of what Tourism Fiji decided, BFTE 2014 would go ahead without question as planned, with the venue to be announced shortly.He also added how strange it seemed to have all other Pacific Island NTO’s at BFTE but not the host country Fiji’s.e-Travel Blackboard, Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange 2013’s exclusive trade media partner, brought to you on location by the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa and Fiji AirwaysSource = e-Travel Blackboard: JAJ read more
Western Australia’s budget gets big tick from tourism & transport sectorsThe tourism industry congratulates the Western Australian Government for delivering a Budget that faces the future and recognises the critical role tourism will play, said the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF).“Western Australia is going through a tough transition from the mining boom to what its new economy will look like but the State has a great opportunity to grow its visitor economy to plug that gap with a strong commitment from the Government,” said Margy Osmond, TTF CEO.“That’s what the WA Government is starting to lay out today with a commitment to boost funding for tourism events, conference and destination marketing by $47 million over the next four years.“Western Australia is a fantastic visitor destination but it needs to invest in marketing and promotion to get international visitors and domestic leisure visitors planning a ‘break’ in this beautiful State.“According to the latest figures, Western Australia has seen a four per cent decline in international visitor expenditure at the same time that the number of visitors has increased by three per cent.“A new and focused marketing campaign targeting high-yield visitors is exactly what this extra funding from the Western Australian Government will make possible. TTF has lobbied long and hard for this new Budget focus for our increasingly critical industry.“Industry would be thrilled to see Western Australia achieving the 19 to 30 per cent yearly growth in international visitor expenditure that we are experiencing in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. That is a positive target for WA to be shooting for and that translates into more economic activity and jobs in the State’s economy.“The allocation of $378.5 million for a new museum to replace and upgrade the existing facility at Perth Cultural Centre is also a great outcome, as visitors are increasingly drawn to cities with strong and diverse cultural and heritage attractions.”Ms Osmond said the Western Australian Government’s commitment to investing in public transport infrastructure was also great news with more visitors demanding easy public transport and plenty of it.“A rail link between Perth Airport and the CBD is really a no-brainer and it’s great to see that project gaining momentum towards operation in 2020. Modern and efficient cities have good public transport links to their airports and that will put Perth ahead of a city like Melbourne which is still without a rail link to its airport.“It’s fantastic to see funding committed towards the MAX Light Rail project, and planning recommencing in 2016-17. We are seeing light rail being embraced in major cities across Australia and Perth is taking part in that public transport revolution.“The industry applauds the Premier for embracing the tourism portfolio and investing in the industry of the State’s future – the visitor economy.”Source = Tourism & Transport Forum read more
Tourism Research Australia Today, tourism directly contributes AUD$47.5 billion to Australia’s GDP, employs 580,800 Australians and accounts for 9.6 per cent of Australia’s exports. But it was a different story 50 years ago when Tourism Research Australia (TRA) – Australia’s leading provider of tourism intelligence located within Austrade – first started collecting data!In 1966, a flight to Sydney from London took between 29-32 hours and made five to six stops. In 2016, a flight to Sydney from London takes 21 hours with one stop.According to Janice Wykes, TRA assistant general manager, Australia’s tourism is growing three times as fast as the rest of the economy, driven by record levels of international visitors choosing Australia as their holiday destination – and it’s an attractive destination underpinned by “… the country’s appeal as a safe, transparent and stable investment environment … figures released last week … showed Australia had welcomed more than eight million international visitors for the first time ever – an increase of 11 per cent over the previous year,” Wykes said.Wykes said the need for evidence-based planning is more important than ever before, as Australia vies for its share of the increasing global tourism dollar.“Much of the growth in international visitors has come from emerging countries in Asia such as China and the recovery of the Japanese and South Korean markets, driven by increasing household income and a growing middle class. This is in contrast to past decades where the majority of tourist arrivals came from traditional markets such as the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and Europe,” she added.In 1966 visitor arrivals consisted of: New Zealand and Oceania (45 per cent); the United Kingdom and Europe (22 per cent); United States and Canada (17 per cent); Asia (12 per cent) and only 200 visitors arrived from China. Fast forward 50 years and it’s a completely different picture. China is now the second largest source of international visitors, after New Zealand, with over one million visitors for 2015-16. read more
You only turn ONE once so why not make a splash with the birthday bash?This fabulous cake creation was modelled on the My Travel Group distinctive orange suitcase, and was the centrepiece for Melbourne celebrations this week. While 1st birthday festivities continue elsewhere across My Travel Group members, the word from Melbourne is that although this birthday cake looked way too good to eat – it was indeed sliced and consumed and, unsurprisingly, it was declared delicious!Congratulations My Travel Group! My Travel Group
by The Canadian Press Posted May 15, 2018 9:37 am PDT Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mirvish opens doors to Princess of Wales Theatre for royal wedding viewing party TORONTO – Royal watchers hoping to add a dash of glamour to the nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday are being invited to David Mirvish’s free viewing party.The Toronto arts impresario will gather as many as 2,000 people inside the Princess of Wales Theatre to experience the wedding projected live on a big screen.The show will also include a royals costume contest where the winner receives a trip for two to London.Free breakfast and trivia prizes will also be handed out during the broadcast.Mirvish says the experience offers a unique opportunity to see the event inside a venue named after Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.Tickets for the general public will be available Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET through http://www.mirvish.com.Viewing parties for the royal wedding are being held across Canada at theatres, cathedrals, libraries, hotels and banquet halls. read more
Paphos police on Thursday arrested an Irish national in connection with the discovery of firearms at his Peyia home six days ago.Reports said the 69-year-old refused to answer any questions.He was arrested on Thursday at 10.30pm on a warrant issued after officers searched his home and found a loaded pistol and a silencer, a repeating sawed-off shotgun, and a crossbow.The man was abroad at the time and the house was searched in the presence of his wife.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more