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Recreational Fishing Advisory Council Meetings to Be Held

first_imgNova Scotia anglers are invited to discuss angling regulations and provide input on sportfishing issues in their area at meetings throughout the province in November and December. Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, announced the Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings today, Nov. 17. The meetings are open to the public and give representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries an opportunity to share information on research, fish stocking programs, education and extension programs, and discuss regulatory issues. “We continue to monitor the health of our sport fishery,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “Through our assessment of the fishery, combined with valuable input from anglers, we develop and change regulations which conserve, enhance, protect and in some cases, provide increased sportfishing opportunities for Nova Scotia anglers.” There will be six Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings and all will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24Cape Breton (includes Cape Breton, Inverness, Victoria, and Richmond counties)Mariner C Room, Delta Sydney Hotel, 300 Esplanade St., Sydney Tuesday, Nov. 29Central Nova Scotia (includes Halifax and Lunenburg counties)Ralston Room, Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel, 240 Brownlow Ave., Dartmouth Wednesday, Nov. 30Southern Nova Scotia (includes Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Queens counties)Digby East Fish and Game Association, Hillgrove Road, Digby Thursday, Dec. 1Western Nova Scotia (includes Annapolis, Kings and Hants counties)Room 224, Kings Tech Campus, 236 Belcher St., Kentville Tuesday, Dec. 6Eastern Nova Scotia (includes Antigonish, Pictou, and Guysborough counties)Nova Scotia Museum of Industry auditorium, 147 North Foord St., Stellarton Wednesday, Dec. 7Northern Nova Scotia (includes Cumberland and Colchester counties)Howard Johnson Hotel and Convention Centre, 437 Prince St., TruroNote: this meeting is being held in conjunction with the Cobequid Salmon Association monthly meeting. Additional information on angling and meeting dates can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at or by calling 902-485-5056.last_img read more

October 22, 2019 0

Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 18.83 points to 15,101.08.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 13.30 points to 21,980.41.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 2.56 points to 2,463.28.The Nasdaq composite index was down 9.13 points to 6,331.10.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.39 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 78.71 cents US.

October 8, 2019 0

UK journo approached by LTTE killed in Syria

British journalist Marie Colvin, who was contacted by the LTTE to broker a surrender during the final stages of the war, has been killed in Syria while she was covering the fighting in that country, the BBC reported a short while ago.Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik both died in the attack in Syria, the French government said. Colvin, known for wearing a black eye patch after she lost an eye due to a shrapnel wound while working in Sri Lanka in 2001. Shells hit the house in which the two veteran war correspondents were staying, then they were killed by a rocket as they tried to make their escape, activists told Reuters. Colvin had said in 2009 that the LTTE had contacted her and pleaded with her to contact the UN and facilitate a surrender of the LTTE top leaders.She said that she knew LTTE police Chief B. Nadesan, who had contacted her regarding the surrender, and LTTE peace secretariat head S. Puleedevan since being smuggled into rebel territory eight years before the war ended. read more

October 8, 2019 0

Union says layoffs at Manitoba paper mill Tolko deerinheadlights stuff

Union says layoffs at Manitoba paper mill Tolko ‘deer-in-headlights stuff’ by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 23, 2016 10:44 am MDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email THE PAS, Man. – A spokesman for Canada’s largest private-sector union says word that a big northern Manitoba forest products plant is shutting down has left staff at the mill stunned and feeling “pretty gutted.”Tolko Industries has announced that the plant near the town of The Pas will close Dec. 2, putting 332 employees out of work.Paul McKie, the national representative for Unifor, says employees were not expecting such harsh news from Tolko, which bought the Manitoba Kraft Paper and Sawmill Operations in 1997.He says the pulp-and-paper industry is in decline and any chance of keeping the town’s largest employer open appears remote because no one is lining up to buy forestry plants these days.He also says tens of thousands of paper workers across Canada are already laid off, and many employees at the Tolko plant will have to decide whether they should move or stay and try to change careers.Tolko CEO Brad Thorlakson said in a release on Monday that the decision wasn’t made lightly, but the plant is not “financially sustainable” despite years of trying to improve results.“It certainly looks bleak. It really was deer-in-the headlights stuff,” McKie said Tuesday. “We’re going to do everything we can to mitigate the bad news, but I also don’t want to throw out false hope for the workers either.”Unifor has two locals at the mill that cover about 265 workers who get severance under their collective agreements. More details on layoff packages are expected next month.McKie said he understands that Tolko had approached various levels of government looking for assistance. He suggested the fact the mill is closing is a sign help was not forthcoming.The Pas Mayor Jim Scott has said the company didn’t give him any indication that it was in financial trouble. Scott said he and council will discuss possible solutions, which may include making a request to the Manitoba government for funding.“Tolko pays property and other taxes to the town, which it uses to pay its own staff and provide services. I would suggest the impact on the community will be significant,” said McKie.He also noted the closure will have a huge impact on the First Nation and Metis communities in the area.“Many people from these communities are contractors who supply logs and chips to the mill.”In a statement, the Manitoba government said it was “disappointed” with Tolko’s decision.“However, we will ensure that necessary supports are in place for the affected Tolko workers and their families,” said the statement from Cliff Cullen, minister of growth, enterprise and trade. “Our government will be actively monitoring Tolko’s future obligations respecting transition package arrangements.”Cullen said the focus should shift to “exploring more creative and innovative alternate models for this sector.”“This development reinforces the need for further economic diversification and development in northern communities,” the statement said, adding a northern economic development program is forthcoming.Private railroad company Omnitrax, another large northern employer, announced last month that there will be no grain shipments from the Port of Churchill on Hudson Bay this year. The port has employed about 10 per cent of the small town’s 800 people during seasonal operations. Omnitrax has not given a reason for the decision.The MP for The Pas has called on Ottawa to step in along with the provincial government.“This coupled with the closure of the Port of Churchill is further devastating to our North,” said NDP MP Niki Ashton. “We have a federal government that says it cares about job creation and sits by while the North bleeds jobs.“We have a provincial government that is betraying the North. It’s time to change course.” read more

October 3, 2019 0

Titans trio of young wide receivers starting to produce

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans’ trust in their young receivers may be starting to pay off.Corey Davis, the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft, is leading the Titans with 744 yards receiving and could become the franchise’s first 1,000-yard receiver since 2013. Tajae Sharpe notched his first 100-yard receiving performance in October, and Taywan Taylor became the third to post a new career high with 104 yards receiving in the Titans’ comeback win against the Jets.It’s a confident trio that’s becoming more comfortable with each week.“We know what type of players we are,” Taylor said Tuesday. “We know what we bring to the table, all of us, my brothers in the receiving room and everybody on this team. We know what type of players we are, and … when we trust our training and everybody executes, good things can happen.”The Titans signed only veteran Michael Campanaro during the off-season and didn’t replace him when he was placed on injured reserve. They signed young tight ends in Anthony Firkser and MyCole Pruitt after three-time Pro Bowler Delanie Walker broke his right ankle in the opener. Since then, they’ve leaned on Davis, Sharpe and Taylor along with Darius Jennings and Cameron Batson.Mix in a new offence with a first-year play-caller in co-ordinator Matt LaFleur, and the Titans have had plenty of growing pains. It didn’t help when Taylor, their speed threat, missed three games with an injured left foot. Taylor was drafted in the third round out of Western Kentucky last year.Marcus Mariota overthrew Taylor on the first play of the fourth quarter against the Jets. He went back to Taylor for a 44-yarder and then a 55-yarder t o set up a pair of field goals in their big comeback.“It was good to see Taywan be able to stretch the defence and go make a play,” coach Mike Vrabel said. “I know Marcus would like to have the one back, but to be able to hit two of those to change field position and momentum, certainly, we would like to have as many of those every week as we could.”The Titans (6-6) need the young receivers to produce for an offence that ranks 29th in the NFL, managing just 197.5 yards passing per game. It won’t be easy Thursday night when they host the Jaguars (4-8) and a secondary featuring Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye in a game Tennessee needs to win to keep itself in the chase for the AFC’s final wild-card slot.This franchise hasn’t had a receiver post back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Nate Washington did it in September 2013.Mariota sees the Titans’ comfort level growing weekly as they become more efficient. Getting Taylor back should ease the defensive focus on Davis, who had 161 yards receiving in the Titans’ overtime win over Philadelphia in September and 125 yards against the Patriots in November.Now the key for Mariota and his receivers is continuing to show progress as the Titans chase a second straight playoff berth.“We’ve just got to continue working at it,” Mariota said. “It’s a process, but I think it’s something to build off of and something that we can use moving forward.”NOTES: Sharpe (ankle) and CB Malcolm Butler (quadriceps muscle) were limited in practice Tuesday. Mariota (right hand) practiced fully. … The Titans signed RB Dalyn Dawkins to their practice squad after waiving him from the active roster Monday.___Follow Teresa M. Walker at AP NFL: and M. Walker, The Associated Press read more

October 2, 2019 0

US Open Serena Williams Defeats Suarez Navarro 60 60

Carla Suarez Navarro must feel a little embarrassed right now. In the U.S. Open quarterfinals match, she lost against No. 1 seed  Serena Williams 6-0, 6-0.Williams has been looking great so far at this year’s Open. If she can get two more wins she’ll be queen of the tournament again, her fifth title at the event and 17th major championship overall.Tuesday night, Williams left 18th seed Suarez Navarro of Spain scoreless. Williams won 53 of 71 points and dominated throughout the match. The first set only took 19 minutes and the rest of the match’s pace was set from there on.Williams will play China’s Li Na in Friday’s semifinals. read more

September 30, 2019 0

HMP Swaleside Wing reclaimed after 60 inmates take control in sixhour riot

first_imgPrison Officers Association (POA) chairman Mike Rolfe said fires had been lit during the incident and the specially trained Tornado squads were drafted in to help quell the trouble.Barking dogs could also be heard from outside the prison as officers fought to bring the situation under control.The disturbance was confined to a landing on a single wing and the rest of the prison was secure, the Prison Service said. Inmates took over part of a wing at the Kent prison, from where this picture is believed to have been sent Credit:SWNS/HMP Swaleside The A wing of the prison houses the Open Academy, a study centre with a computer suite.At the time of the HMIP report, inspectors said it was used by 50 of the 126 prisoners on the wing, who were enrolled on open and distance learning courses.The Prison Service has been rocked by a series of disturbances in recent months. A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “Specialist Tornado teams have now resolved an incident involving around 60 prisoners on a landing of a wing at HMP Swaleside.”All those involved have surrendered and were back in cells by 1am with no injuries to staff or prisoners.”A police investigation is now ongoing.”The challenges in our prisons are long-standing and won’t be solved overnight but the Justice Secretary is committed to making sure our prisons are stable while we deliver wholescale reforms to the prison estate to help offenders turn their lives around and reduce reoffending.” HMP Swaleside Masked inmates seen in video sent from inside HMP Swaleside in KentCredit:SWNS Difficult questions have been asked of Liz Truss in the wake of the disturbances Credit:Andrew Crowley  A riot involving around 60 inmates at HMP Swaleside has been resolved after six hours in the latest prison disturbance.An investigation has been opened following the incident, which saw prisoners take control of a landing on a wing at the category B training prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent shortly before 7pm on Thursday.All those involved in the prison disturbance were returned to their cells by 1am, the Prison Service said.Pictures earlier emerged of masked inmates which are believed to have been taken from inside the wing taken over by prisoners. Police outside HMP Swaleside on Thursday nightCredit:Victoria Jones/PA Show more Swaleside Prison Inmates took over part of a wing at the Kent prison, from where this picture is believed to have been sent  Fire crews on standby outside the prisonCredit:Victoria Jones/PA  It was the fourth major disturbance at an English prison in less than two months, coming a week after hundreds of inmates rioted at Birmingham prison, and will ratchet up pressure on the embattled Justice Secretary Liz Truss.HMP Swaleside has a capacity of around 1,100 inmates serving prison terms of more than four years. It has eight wings comprising single cells.Swaleside was condemned by the HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) in July, which described it in a report as “dangerous”, with levels of violence that were “far too high” and many incidents of a serious nature. Swaleside Prison on Thursday nightCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA HMP Swaleside Masked inmates seen in video sent from inside HMP Swaleside in Kent Prisoners set fires, stole keys to residential areas from a guard and one inmate was seriously injured in a major disturbance on Dec 16.On Nov 6 about 200 inmates went on the rampage at HMP Bedford just days after a national response unit had to be brought in to control prisoners after a six-hour incident at HMP Lewes in East Sussex. Last week, hundreds of inmates rioted for more than 12 hours at Birmingham prison, one of the country’s biggest jails.Some 240 prisoners were transferred from the prison but it is understood none was taken to Swaleside. Liz Truss Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

September 25, 2019 0

Lecturers and university leaders enlist conciliation service Acas but strikes are set

first_imgUCU general secretary Sally Hunt UCU general secretary Sally Hunt UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: “We are pleased the employers have agreed to more talks. “Today UCU tabled proposals which provide the basis for settling this damaging dispute. We have listened not just to our members, but also to the many university leaders who have contributed ideas.”At the core of our proposals is for universities to accept a small amount of increased risk, but only at a level a majority have recently said they are comfortable with.”Doing this would enable us to provide a decent, guaranteed pension at a more modest cost with smaller contribution increases. “UCU has been impressed by the ideas of many vice-chancellors who have intervened in the dispute. Our proposals for long-term reform reflect an attempt to reach a consensus around the challenges we face.” A spokesman for Universities UK said: “Today’s talks have been positive with both employers’ representatives and union leaders showing a willingness to work together to address the scheme’s financial challenges.”Further talks are being arranged. In the interest of students, we have asked UCU to stop the industrial action while talks continue to find an alternative, viable and affordable solution. “Both parties agreed to involve Acas in facilitating further talks to bridge the significant distance between both sides.” Lecturers and university leaders have agreed to enlist the conciliation service Acas to mediate in their bitter dispute over pensions.The full 14 days of strikes are still going ahead, University and College Union (UCU) said, with students facing further disruption and cancelled lectures in the coming weeks. Strikes will continue on Wednesday, as well as four days from next Monday, and ending with a five-day walkout from Monday March 12 to Friday March 16.The UCU said it was pleased that Universities UK (UUK), the vice-Chancellor membership body, had agreed to another meeting to try to end strike action currently affecting 61 universities.last_img read more

September 25, 2019 0

Universities must stop gagging staff who have been victims of sexual assault

Ministers are to announce a proposed change in the law that could eliminate clauses within confidentiality agreements that strip employees of their pay-offs if they report allegations to the authorities.Under the Government proposals, ministers would introduce a provision into legislation stipulating for the first time that workplace confidentiality agreements cannot be used to prevent, or appear to discourage, staff from reporting harassment or discrimination to the police. He will say that use of NDAs to “hide” details of unfair practices is an “outrage” and risks bringing the reputation of our world-leading higher education system into disrepute.  Earlier this year, the Government announced plans to ban employers from drawing up gagging orders that prevent staff reporting allegations of illegal harassment and discrimination to the police. Universities must stop gagging staff who have been victims of harassment, discrimination and sexual assault, higher education minister is to warn.Chris Skidmore will tell institutions that Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) should only be used in appropriate circumstances – such as protecting valuable research findings when an academic leaves an institution – and not as a way to “cover up” inappropriate behaviour.His comments come after it emerged that British universities have spent about £87 million on pay-offs with NDAs since 2017.Mr Skidmore will use a speech on Tuesday at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) to urge universities against using gagging clauses to “silence” victims.  Universities are “considered the speakers of truth and bastions of free speech”, yet they have reportedly been used NDAs to “suppress” information about allegations leaking out, he is expected to say. “It has been claimed that our institutions spent around £87m on non-disclosure agreements since 2017, which raises the question of what exactly is happening behind closed doors in some of our universities,” he will say.“Non-disclosure agreements exist for many purposes – such as protecting valuable research findings should a staff member change jobs.  “But in no circumstances should they be used by universities to ‘gag’ staff after experiencing poor behaviour in the workplace, including bullying, discrimination or sexual misconduct.”   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

September 25, 2019 0

Region 8 flooding continues

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLethem, several other areas in Region 9 under waterJuly 2, 2017In “Local News”CDC reports $8M flood relief bill, minus donations  May 23, 2017In “latest news”Region 9 flooding intensifies as waters continue to riseJuly 4, 2017In “latest news” Kanapang under threat, roads washed away …as relief efforts continue in affected locationsAs floodwaters recede in several locations across Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), the Indigenous community of Kanapang remains under threat, given the reduced access to the area.INews was on Sunday informed that deploying relief to this community has proved to be a challenge as the roads in the area near the Ireng River were washed away by the floodwaters.According to information received, boats must be utilised to reach the flood-hit village via the Orinduk route. This publication understands that there were also reports of flooding in Cheung Mouth, Region Eight, but communication difficulties have hindered contact with that community.Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) Member Michael McGarrell related  on Sunday afternoon that relief efforts by a number of bodies were continuing to alleviate the flood crisis. He reiterated that some 22 families lost everything as their homes were washed away.“They are really in need of food and clothing. The Amerindian Peoples Association staff has been on the ground since Friday visiting the affected communities; the situation is really grim, we are appealing for more donations,” he noted.He further highlighted that his organisation has been in collaboration with the Region Eight Regional Democratic Council (RDC) officials to take supplies to the affected locations. McGarrell pointed out that the public can donate to the Amerindian Peoples Association, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry and the Civil Defence Commission (CDC).The flooding in Kanapang as seen on SaturdayThe CDC and the Public Health Ministry, along with several local businesses and organisations, assisted the residents on Saturday morning, delivering food items as well as health-care services. The six main affected areas are Chenapau, Waipa, Kaibarupai and Itabac, Sand Hill Settlement and Kanapang. The water level in these six villages has been receding. Four planeloads of relief supplies were dispatched to Chenapau and Orinduik on Saturday, while relief supplies for Waipa, Kaibarupai and other villages were taken to the villages from the CDC’s Forward Operations Centre at Orinduik.The food items the residents received included farine, cassava bread, rice, tasso, corned mutton/beef, sardines, tuna, salted fish, salted meat, porridge stuff, milk, sugar, salt, Milo, Ovaltine, drink mixes, chowmein/pasta, peas, casareep, crackers and biscuits.Other needed items were identified as tarpaulin, mosquito nets, hammocks, sheets, blankets, towels, toilet paper, disposable napkins, sanitary pads, laundry soap/detergent, bleach, bath soap, matches/lighters, rope, garbage bags, water purification tablets, clothing, reusable plastic eating utensils, buckets and insect repellent.The Public Health Ministry has also dispatched several doctors, nurses, Community Health Workers and Environmental Health Officers to the affected communities. Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings had disclosed that the Ministry prepared flood kits which include antifungal creams, panadol syrup and items to prevent outbreaks in those areas.The CDC had further reported that several villages in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) were also suffering from flooding, but these communities were not as severely affected as their Region Eight counterparts.Residents in Chenapau get much-needed suppliesThe flood-hit Region Seven villages included Purima, Kako, Jawalla, Phillipi, Kamarang and Duebamang. Region Seven Regional Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) and Regional Disaster Risk Management Committee (RDRMC) have been activated.A team was said to have already been deployed to the affected areas to conduct assessments and reconnaissance. Farmland in the main and some residential areas has been flooded in the Region Seven villages. The flooding in both regions has persisted as a result of excessive recent rainfall in the highland regions. Many of the communities are located in mountainous valleys. read more

September 25, 2019 0

RK Vardar Skopje win 9th Macedonian title

← Previous Story Meshkov Brest win 7th title in Belarus after penalty roulette Next Story → VIDEO: Find out why “Nenadic muss bleiben” RK Vardar Skopje RK Vardar Skopje won the Macedonian Championship by winning the ninth match in a row in Play-Off. The latest victim of the Raul Gonzales team was the biggest domestic rival in the last decade and now, former champion, RK Metalurg Skopje. Vardar beat Metalurg 28:26 in away match in Autokomanda hall to stay unbeatable in domestic competition this season.On the other side, this seems to be disasterous season for RK Metalurg. The team who finished twice in the VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 8 in the last two seasons, lost most of the players due financial troubles last winter, but also second place in Macedonia. RK Zomimak Strumica have to confirm the vice-champions position by winning the last match in Play-Off, what will put Lino Červar’s team out of the SEHA GAZPROM league in the next season! read more

September 22, 2019 0

Column How to care for your relationship once you have a baby

first_imgCONGRATULATIONS – you are going to have a baby! Most expectant parents have probably spent months preparing for the arrival of their baby. By the time they bring their little one home, they’ve taken classes, read the books, and bought enough clothes and baby equipment to fill an average sized room! Now it’s time to “wear the T-shirt”.No matter how much preparation you do, the reality of caring for your new baby can overwhelm you. There is so much more to do. When your household grows from two to three, your relationship with your partner is bound to change. You no longer have as much time as you used to, you have to the responsibility of caring for a baby, and you no longer have as much of your partner’s full and exclusive attention at home.This is a huge change – before baby, you were a couple. Now, you’re parents. How will your day-to-day life change? To start with the obvious, you probably won’t get enough sleep in the early months of your baby’s life. At first, your newborn may only sleep for a few hours at a time, and when your tiny bundle is awake, you are also awake. The resulting lack of sleep can make you irritable and turn everyday tasks and household chores into ordeals because you have less energy and can’t concentrate. You’ll also have less time for work, for yourself, and for your partner. So what can you do to help to make this transition easier?Parenthood is wonderful – but also stressfulBeing a new parent is wonderful, but at times it can be really difficult and stressful, too. This can generate feelings of guilt for a mum or dad who isn’t enjoying every second of being a new parent. Don’t feel guilty! It is important to remember that it’s OK to want — and to take — a break from the baby every once in a while.A baby can also stir up surprising feelings of jealousy. Sometimes new dads get jealous because the baby takes up so much of the new mum’s time and vice versa. Dad may feel left out, or even a bit jealous that he doesn’t get to spend as much time with the baby or do as much of the parenting. These feelings are completely normal. Remember, the structure of your family and household has changed completely and will take some time to adjust to.The new mums have their own challenges to confront. Pregnancy takes over your body and you don’t have the body that you used to have. You will most likely be carrying an extra few pounds, still have a bit of a ‘baby belly’ and larger breasts. This can sometimes make you feel self-conscious and less attractive to your partner. You will also be feeling tired from the extra workload of caring for your baby and broken sleep for night feeds. All of this can make it difficult for you to feel in the mood for intimacy. Be patient with yourself and explain if you feel this way to your partner. By understanding what is going on for you, it will be easier for your partner to be patient and supportive with you.Be honestYour family and friends can, unwittingly, add to your workload. They are interested in ‘how you are getting on’ and love to spend time with your new baby. This is a very lovely and supportive environment but it can be a bit overwhelming. Making tea or coffee, lunch, and even having visitors stay for dinner adds to your workload. So how do you get a good balance? Think about how you will solve this problem if it happens with you.You may decide to have a ‘visitor free’ time each day or even ‘visitor free’ days. You also should think about which visitors could be of help to you. Perhaps a friend or relative would be great support to you and help with caring for the baby or even with some housework? If you have someone like this, then tell them that you appreciate their support and don’t be afraid to ask for that support when you need it.Be careful also of all the stories and advice you will hear. This ‘advice’ can be useful but sometimes it can annoy you if you feel that the person is interfering or disagreeing with your way of caring for your baby. Close relatives want to be connected and supportive of your family and their intentions are good so if you have to deal with ‘too much’ advice, how do you stop this but also keep the balance so that the connection is maintained?You and your partner should discuss and support each other, if you need to talk to someone who is giving ‘too’ much advice, then start with the positives – for example, if you need to talk to either your or your partner’s mum start by saying how much you appreciate the support she is offering you and that you are glad she wants to be an attentive grandmother. You can say then specifically what you want to be different in how you care for your baby. You could say that you want to establish a particular routine, do things in a way that you have decided on and how ideas for parenting and newborn care have changed over the years. Be gentle and keep the connection – you will appreciate being able to let that person care for your baby sometime when you need it.Even without all the outside parenting advice, you and your partner may realise you have different approaches to parenting — one of you might be more inclined to pick up the baby whenever he or she cries while the other lets your little one cry for a while, for instance. Also, as the workload has increased in the household due to caring for the baby, this could also lead to arguments or resentment about who does more work around the house and so on.These minor issues can get worse if new parents don’t sit down and talk about what’s bothering them. Communication is the best tool to sort out issues before it gets to a stage of feelings of anger and arguments.Try to set some time aside just for the two of you to spend time together and keep your connection. As your lives are busier now so it is important that you plan for your time together. Try to make a regular “date” — schedule a sitter and head out to dinner, cinema or whatever you both enjoy. If you don’t want to leave the baby with a sitter just yet, make a special dinner at home after you put the baby to bed. Be creative in finding ways to have time together to connect. Maybe when the baby goes asleep in the evening, you could chat over a cup of tea or even chat while you do some household chores together.Staying focused on what really mattersAs you enter this new stage of life as a family, staying focused on what really matters will help you through the rough spots, especially in the first few months. You may have always had a very neat and clean house, beds made, clean windows, ironing completed and so on. With the arrival of your new baby, you may not get time to do these things. Try to remember that the most important thing is caring for your baby, yourselves and your relationship. If the ‘standards’ have dropped for a while, so what? Don’t let it bother you as it is not the most important thing and you will get to it when you can.Try to agree who will do what in terms of household chores. For some tasks, for example, night feeding, you may agree to take turns. By agreeing this, each of you will know what you should do and so neither partner should feel resentful that they are doing most of the work. Also, be aware of when your partner needs some extra support. For example, if one partner has had a very hard or stressful day, the other partner could take over the chores and baby care and let them go and have a nice bath or something to relax them.We hope that you have found these tips useful and that they will hope you on your first few months after your new arrival. Remember, your baby will grow so quickly and each day will bring new challenges but also, new joys as you watch your baby develop!. This is a magnificent time for you both so make sure that, above all, you both enjoy this wonderful time together!Martina Newe is director of who provide parenting courses and support for every step of parenting. Classes range from antenatal and newborn care, parenting all age groups, parenting after separation or divorce, self-development for teenagers and in-school and community services.  Help Me To Parent use the award winning Parents Plus Programmes for courses. Martina also offers private coaching and is a fully trained family mediator.Have a story to share? Email opinions@thejournal.ieColumn: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn’t mean I don’t work hardColumn: Five things I swore I’d never do if I had kids…last_img read more

September 22, 2019 0

Les jeux Sega MegaDrive jouables sur PS Vita

first_imgLes jeux Sega MegaDrive jouables sur PS Vita ?A peine sortie au Japon, la PS Vita est déjà soumise à des tests de bidouilleurs en tout genre. Une vidéo montre que l’émulation de jeux MegaDrive est possible sur la nouvelle portable de Sony. Chose à laquelle la firme devrait remédier rapidement.Après son bon lancement le 17 décembre dernier, la PS Vita connaît malheureusement des ventes flirtant avec le catastrophique. Pour se consoler, des gamers ont trouvé le moyen d’émuler les jeux de la vieille console MegaDrive sur leur Vita, grâce à un émulateur initialement destiné à la PSP. À lire aussiDyslexie : les jeux vidéo, une méthode efficace pour aider les dyslexiques ?Une bonne idée pour faire revivre les fameux titres de l’époque, mais rappelons tout de même que cela n’est pas légal (et ce, même si vous possédez le jeu original). La bonne nouvelle pour certain, sera de courte durée. Sony va déjà proposer une mise à jour pour contrer cette pratique.Inutile de préciser qu’il sera impossible aux joueurs français de faire tourner l’émulation, lorsque la Vita sortira le 22 février prochain, car la MAJ sera déjà effective. Mais un titre comme Uncharted Golden Abyss devrait tout de même vous remonter le moral le jour de la sortie de la console !Le 2 janvier 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 0

Malicious USB drives are being dropped into Aussie mailboxes

first_imgIf someone shoved their discarded chewing gum in your mailbox, you wouldn’t pick it up and start chewing would you? No, of course you wouldn’t. So if you happened to open your mailbox one day to find a USB flash drive had mysteriously appeared inside you wouldn’t scamper off to your computer and plug it in immediately to see what’s on it, right?Anyone who cares even a little about security and privacy certainly wouldn’t. But there’s someone in Australia who knows that the average user is more than willing to let curiosity overrule common sense. That someone has been sticking flash drives in mailboxes, and guess what? They’re loaded with malicious code.Based on the results of a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign experiment, we know that there’s a damn good chance that these drives are getting plugged in. When they scattered similar USB sticks around the University campus, almost every single one got picked up — and half of them got plugged in to a computer by the finder.This isn’t a new tactic for infecting computers, but historically it’s more the type of thing that’s done when targeting machines that can’t be infected by, say, a phishing campaign or drive-by download. Still, when you know that half of the people who find a drive are going to plug it in, why not pass out a thousand or so and find out whether or not curiosity really will kill the cat?Hopefully Australians are heeding the warning that the Victoria Police posted on their website. Don’t plug random flash drives in, people. Destroy them and recycle or dispose of them.last_img read more

September 20, 2019 0

Force Friday Hasbro Rolls Out Talking Action Figures Nerf Guns Possible

first_img When toys for a movie come out before the movie itself, there’s always a danger of some form of spoilers. They won’t necessarily give away the whole plot or any major twists (unless someone was really careless when writing the flavor text on the back of the cards), but they can show characters, equipment, and situations to expect. Of course, they could just me completely made up. Considering how tight Hasbro is with Disney with the Star Wars toy license, I think the Force Friday toy launches are much more likely to be the former. The possible spoilers start at the fifth paragraph, so heads up.Hasbro has unveiled and begun shipping a bunch of action figures, role-playing weapons, and others toys for Force Friday, and many of them are related to The Last Jedi. Of course, any spoiler you might glean from the average toy package is likely to be a broad plot stroke or tertiary detail at most, so let’s just look at the toys.The new three 3/4-inch Star Wars action figures will get sound and play features with the new Force Link system. Force Link is a wearable technology consisting of a NFC-reader and speaker you wear on your hand, like Spider-man’s web shooters. When you pick up a Force Link action figure, the reader detects it and plays a voice clip or sound effect based on how you’re playing. It’s similar to the CommTech chips included with the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace action figures back at the turn of the millennium, but the technology has become small enough to build directly into each action figure without increasing the price, and the reader is more sophisticated and responsive.A Star Wars Force Link starter set including the Force Link reader and a Kylo Ren action figure will retail for a suggested $24.99. Individual Star Wars Force Link figures will go for $7.99, with two-packs for $14.99. There are also vehicles that range from $19.99 to $49.99, which make flying sounds. One, the $49.99 TIE Silencer can even use electricity induction to make them light up without putting batteries in the vehicle itself. Stay on target The other figures and vehicles also hint at lesser spoilers, or at least give details about some faces and settings we’ll see. The Resistance Ski Speeder looks like a B-Wing and will probably serve the same purpose as the Snowspeeder in Empire Strikes Back. Which is fair; the Snowspeeder looked like an A-Wing, so the Rebel Alliance/Resistance sharing design elements between space and atmosphere vehicles has some precedence. The Ski Speeder will also have launching missiles and blast-off wings, and come with a Poe Dameron figure. Oh, and there will also be an electronic “Porg” plush that hints at a cloyingly adorable character and/or animal in The Last Jedi. It looks like a cross between a penguin and a rabbit, and it apparently comes from a place called Ahch-To Island. Which I thought was a location in Banjo Kazooie.All of these new Star Wars toys will start hitting shelves later this Fall, before The Last Jedi comes out.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Canto Blight Police Speeder looks like a cross between a TIE Interceptor and a vehicle from Tron, and considering it comes with a Canto Blight Police Figure; I’m assuming Canto Blight is a planet or city, not a space cop. Also, Hasbro should totally work out a deal with RedLetterMedia and make toys based on Space Cop. Finally, among the many familiar faces in 3 3/4-inch action figure form, there are two new female characters. On her own card is Resistance Tech Rose, while a Resistance A-Wing vehicle comes with Resistance Pilot Tallie. Whether these are actual characters or just background faces used for action figure fodder remains to be seen. We’ll find out when The Last Jedi comes out. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Incidentally, they’re all labeled as The Last Jedi Nerf Glowstrike blasters, and Captain Phasma’s gun is one of them, so maybe she survived the destruction of Starkiller Base and will be in the next movie? Again, this is all speculation, and we won’t know until The Last Jedi comes out. There are also three new Star Wars Nerf guns on the way. They have the same Glowstrike gimmick as the Star Wars Nerf guns released last year, which use ultraviolet LEDs and glow-in-the-dark darts to quick-charge green blaster bolts. It’s a neat effect. They include Poe Dameron’s blaster pistol, Captain Phasma’s blaster rifle, and a First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster. Poe’s blaster is spring-loaded and single-shot, while Phasma’s is battery-powered and semi automatic. The Stormtrooper blaster is a bigger, heavier rifle and rapid-fires darts. Whiny Edgelord of the Sith Kylo Ren is also getting his own custom TIE starfighter just like his grandpa. The TIE Silencer is a big, $49.99 vehicle with the previously mentioned light-up Force Link gimmick, and it looks like a TIE Interceptor that’s been stretched out. The big flagship 3 3/4 action figure toy for the holiday season isn’t a vehicle this year (like the AT-AT or Millennium Falcon). Instead, it’s a play-set. Closed, it’s half a BB-8 you can keep placed against a wall to look good. Open, it’s a First Order installation with lots of mechanical play features like trap doors and exploding platforms, and Force Link features that respond to the figure you’re holding.As for what that setting is, well, just look at it. Throne room. Barracks. Trash compactor. Snoke and Elite Praetorian Guard figures. It’s big and round. I’m not saying it’s a Death Star, but boy does it look like a Death Star. With Snoke in his throne room at the top. Maybe it’s a climactic battle in The Last Jedi; maybe it’s a legacy ass-pull to make a fun playset. Either way, the Star Wars Force Link BB-8 Mega Playset looks cool and will retail for $179.99 alone or $1199.99 with a Force Link reader.last_img read more

September 20, 2019 0

Henderson believes Liverpool can hurt Bayern

first_imgThe first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series ended up 0-0 but Henderson believes his team can win at Allianz Arena.Yesterday, Liverpool hosted Bayern Munich to a 0-0 draw at Merseyside in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And even though both teams didn’t do any damage, Reds footballer Jordan Henderson believes his team can hurt the German Bundesliga team in the second leg at Allianz Arena.“It’s still alive for sure. Obviously, we’ve got games before but we’ve got to be confident still going away there,” the captain was quoted by the club’s official website.“We know how good they are as a team, we know it’ll be difficult there again, but we’ve got experience in the Champions League and I feel that we can go there and hurt them.”“It’s not the worst result in the world. We would’ve liked it to have been better, we would’ve probably liked to score one or two goals, but that’s the way it is. We’ll dust ourselves down and we’ll go again,” he added.“It’s obviously disappointing that we haven’t scored, but again we’ve kept a clean sheet and defended well, which is a positive.”“We had enough chances I feel, especially first half, to score one or two, but it’s not the worst result in the world,” he commented.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We’ve got to go there and put on a performance. I thought our performance level was good but we just lacked that little bit in the final third [in the] second half, but first half we could’ve scored one or two.”Liverpool is currently in the second position of the English Premier League table with 65 points.The Reds have won 20 out of 26 matches in the 2018-2019 season, drawing five times and losing once.⛔ Fabinho🔥 Our captain 🌟 Bobby Firmino 👐 Alisson 📈 RecordsFive talking points from last night’s game… 👇— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 20, 2019last_img read more

September 17, 2019 0

Police arrest three for cyber stalking

first_imgGhatkesar: The Cyber Crime Police of Rachakonda on Tuesday arrested three cyber stalkers from Ankushapur village under Ghatkesar police station limits for harassing a woman by posting obscene pictures and videos on her Facebook account. The accused were identified as V Rakesh (19), Ch Mahesh (23) and Mohammed Ghouse (21).According to the officials, the accused and the victim are from the same village. It is learnt that the accused Rakesh had proposed the woman for marriage. However, the woman rejected the marriage proposal. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us A dejected Rakesh, with an intention to harass the woman, logged into her facebook account as he already knew the user ID and password and posted obscene pictures and messages on her FB account. He also posted phone numbers of the victim and parents with unsolicited and obscene messages, due to which they received phone calls and messages from strangers. Mahesh and Ghouse helped Rakesh in committing the offence. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us During the course of investigation, basing on the technical evidence, the accused were traced at Ankushapur village of Ghatkesar mandal and taken into custody. On interrogation they confessed to their role in the commission of offence. The accused have been sent to judicial custody. Rachakonda Cyber Crime police also advised netizens not to disclose their passwords to anyone and not to share any information with strangers over any media.last_img read more

September 6, 2019 0

Two militants killed in Pulwama encounter

first_img Close The identities and affiliations of the militants are yet to be ascertained. (Representational Image)Two militants were killed in an encounter that broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, June 14. The encounter was triggered when the militants fired at the security forces during a cordon and search operation. Acting on a tip-off, the J&K police and security forces launched the operation jointly in Braw Bandina area of Awantipora in Pulwama district. The militants fired upon the search party during the operation, which was equally retaliated, leading to an encounter, a police official reportedly said.Two militants have been killed in the encounter and arms and ammunition were recovered from the site, according to the police. The identities and affiliations of the militants are yet to be ascertained. The encounter comes just two days after five CRPF personnel were killed in Anantnag when militants targeted a CRPF deployment on Wednesday. The attack took place near a private school on KP Road when the two militants arrived on a motorcycle and opened fire at the personnel of the 116 Battalion who were posted in the area to maintain law and order. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:59Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:58?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Jaish terrorist, Mudasir Ahmad Khan who masterminded Pulwama attack killed in Tral encounterlast_img read more

September 5, 2019 0

Khaleda relatives too denied visiting her

first_imgKhaleda Zia. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s relatives were not allowed to visit the former prime minister in jail.He said Khaleda Zia is “very sick”.Talking to the news agency, Mirza Fakhrul voiced deep concern over Khaleda Zia’s ‘falling’ health condition.The BNP secretary general said some of Khaleda’s relatives, including her sister Selima Islam, went to meet her at old Dhaka central jail after taking permission of the jail authorities.However, he said, the jail authorities informed them that meeting is not possible as she could not come down to the ground floor due to her illness.”We apprehend her (Khaleda) physical condition sharply deteriorated,” Fakhrul added.He said though they are worried over their chairpersons’ physical health condition, the jail authorities did not allow them to meet her on Thursday.On Thursday, Fakhrul together with BNP standing committee members Mirza Abbas and Nazrul Islam Khan went to the jail gate around 3:35pm.They, however, returned 15 minutes later as the authorities did not allow them to meet Khaleda.Amid the report of Khaleda’s illness, Fakhrul last met her on 6 April and the BNP chief was taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University the following day for some medical tests.Fakhrul could not meet Khaleda Zia on 29 March due to her illness.On 8 February, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.last_img read more

September 3, 2019 0

BitTorrent Sells to Blockchain Entrepreneur Justin Sun

first_img Popular on Variety File-sharing pioneer BitTorrent Inc. has been sold to Justin Sun, a blockchain entrepreneur best known for the Tron platform and its TRX cryptocurrency. The acquisition closed last week and staff has been notified of the deal, Variety has learned. Company representatives and Sun didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment.Word about a possible acquisition of BitTorrent first got out last month, when TorrentFreak reported that Sun was pursuing the company. Sun first started talking to BitTorrent in September of last year, and signed a letter of intent to acquire it in January. The deal was briefly held up when BitTorrent started talking to additional bidders, which led to Sun filing for a temporary restraining order, arguing that BitTorrent agreed to not pursue any other offers. BitTorrent also proceeded to shut down its live streaming business last year. Some of the core technology for BitTorrent Live had been developed by BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen, who has since moved on from the company. Cohen is now CEO of Chia, a cryptocurrency company with no relations to Sun’s Tron. However, Sun ultimately dropped its lawsuit, and proceeded to register a company called Rainberry Acquisition Inc. Coincidentally, BitTorrent had renamed its corporate entity to Rainberry Inc. at the beginning of last year.Last week, Sun’s Rainberry Acquisition filed a change of status with the California Secretary of State due to a merger. Rainberry Inc., the company that owns BitTorrent, also filed for a merger on the very same day, strongly suggesting that the two companies had merged.Variety has now learned that Sun has indeed acquired BitTorrent, with BitTorrent management informing staff about the deal last week. However, staffers have been advised not to talk to the press, according to a source with knowledge of the transaction. Some of the company’s shareholders have also since been contacted by the transfer agent hired for the deal.Financial details about the acquisition weren’t immediately available, but Sun does have enough pocket change to pick up BitTorrent and its assets. The total market cap of his TRX cryptocurrency is currently around $4.78 billion, $1.65 billion of which are being held by Sun’s Tron Foundation.The foundation claims that it wants to build what it calls a “decentralized internet,” allowing developers to build blockchain-based applications. It’s unclear how exactly Tron plans to integrate with BitTorrent.The deal is just the latest in a long and tumultuous corporate history for BitTorrent. The company raised millions a decade ago to build an entertainment business on top of its P2P. Those plans failed and BitTorrent was forced to lay off much of its staff, and recapitalize, in 2008. In the following years, BitTorrent proceeded to grow its business through ads and bundled software, at one point reaching 150 million monthly active users.In 2016, two outside investors acquired one of the original investor’s stake in the company. Those investors not only got seats on BitTorrent’s board, but also briefly became co-CEOs of the company and spearheaded an expensive expansion into the media space, including the opening of a Los Angeles production facility. Those efforts ultimately faltered; both CEOs were fired that same year, and the company shut down its L.A. studio space and effectively shuttered its media operations. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

September 1, 2019 0