first_imgOTTAWA – A wave of job creation last month knocked the unemployment rate down to 5.9 per cent — its lowest level in nearly a decade.Statistics Canada says the economy churned out another 79,500 net new jobs in November and drove the jobless rate down 0.4 percentage points from 6.3 per cent the month before.The unemployment rate in Alberta dipped a little at 7.3 per cent compared to 7.8 per cent in October.Calgary came in at 7.8 per cent compared to 8.3 per cent and Edmonton also came in at 7.8 per cent from 8.3 per cent last month. The last time the unemployment rate was 5.9 per cent was February 2008, before the global financial crisis.Economists had expected an increase of 10,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to come in at 6.2 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.The increase also marked Canada’s 12th straight month of positive job creation as the country posted its best 12-month performance in 10 years.The report says employment rose 2.1 per cent in the 12 months leading up to November as the economy added 390,000 net jobs — with all the gains driven by full-time work.The labour market added 441,400 full-time positions year-over-year for an increase of three per cent and its strongest 12-month period of full-time job creation in 18 years.last_img read more

first_imgGregory Strong, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Rotating Olympic hosts? A single go-to destination every four years? Maybe dump the bid process altogether?There are no easy answers for what has become a challenging effort of late: finding interested and qualified suitors to host the Winter Games.Calgary essentially scuttled plans for a 2026 bid after the ‘no’ side’s plebiscite victory Tuesday. That left Stockholm and Milan-Cortina as the only contenders and both have already had issues with significant hurdles still to clear.Canada’s previous efforts to host the Winter Games, Calgary in 1988 and Vancouver in 2010, were by and large considered success stories. However, massive cost overruns from other host cities — notably Sochi in 2014 — have helped stoke Olympic hangover worries.Bid races seem to have been affected. The IOC recently broke from tradition on the Summer Games front by transforming the bid process and instead declaring two hosts (Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028) at the same time.For the Winter Games, Beijing — not exactly a winter wonderland — beat out a single contender in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the 2022 Games. It’s anyone’s guess what will happen now with 2026.“The world has changed,” Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith said Wednesday. “I think we’ve seen some (recent) mega-projects that maybe have scared people off a little bit. That is something the IOC has certainly been addressing with this, call it the new norm, or the 2020 Agenda.“It’s something that I thought Calgary addressed really, really well in their bid. I thought their bid was really responsible. Certainly a (bidder) can do what they want in a bid and include a lot of things that aren’t really necessary but Calgary didn’t do that.”The Alberta city trumpeted its strong core of venues and infrastructure from ’88 but it wasn’t enough to sway voters. Many athletes expressed their disappointment Wednesday at the plebiscite result and voiced concern about the potential impact.Gilmore Junio played hockey as a youngster in Calgary before focusing on long-track speedskating.“If it wasn’t for a facility like the Olympic Oval, who knows if I would have been able to switch over to speedskating and been able to dream big and call myself a two-time Olympian,” he said.Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries, who trains in Calgary, won Olympic gold in Vancouver and Sochi.“I’m sad, I feel like it’s a missed opportunity for the city and for the country,” she said from San Diego.In addition to bid changes, part of the goal of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 initiative was to rein in costs and increase the appeal for potential host cities. It appears there is still work to be done, particularly on the Winter Games front.“Bidding, in my opinion, is a total waste of money,” said former IOC member Paul Henderson, who led Toronto’s unsuccessful effort to land the 1996 Summer Games. The cost of hosting the Games can make local residents skittish, no matter how strong the existing infrastructure might be. The list of sports on the Olympic program also seems to rise with each Games and some venues often have to be built from scratch.Calgary’s Brady Leman missed the 2010 Olympics due to injury but competed at the 2014 Games and won skicross gold this year in Pyeongchang.“I definitely think that the Sochi model and a little bit the Korea model is just not a sustainable way to do an Olympics, especially a Winter Olympics,” he said from Vancouver. “You’re going to run out of countries real quick that have the amount of money needed to build (new venues). That’s just not a fair ask for a social system to absorb those kind of costs, I don’t think.”Remember the hashtag ‘Sochi Problems?’ The many issues and concerns raised during the 2014 Games were succeeded by ghost town-like online images from the venues afterwards. “It’s really sad to see the things in Sochi just go totally unused,” Leman said. “It’s such a waste and that was something that I struggled with back then as well.“I think that was such a big problem with the Calgary bid was past countries have taken on these huge infrastructure projects and incurred these massive budget overruns because they were building so many new facilities.”Smith, meanwhile, remains hopeful that Canada will one day host another Winter Games.“I think every city is unique and we never try to convince a city to bid,” she said. “It really has to be a grassroots approach and the city has (to have) a vision for themselves which would include a Games.”Smith added that building on the 1988 legacy, athletes in 2010 put Canada “on the map” in terms of being a top winter sport nation.Leman agreed and said the Olympic feelings came rushing back while on a recent hike on Cypress Mountain.“I was walking up beside the run that the skicross was on,” he said. “The parking lot was packed and there was a ton of people taking pictures with the (Olympic) rings still there. I see people all the time in Vancouver all the time taking pictures with the torch down at the waterfront.“I’ve gotten to use legacy facilities from both those Games. I just think it’s a shame when the Olympics is used for more of a show and less of a lasting impact on the country that hosts it.”———With files from Canadian Press sports reporter Donna Spencer.Follow @GregoryStrongCP on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL — Georges Awaad answers the phone with a polite “Hello,” but he could just as easily answer in Arabic, French, Japanese, or any of the other 15 languages he speaks.At the age of 20, the Montreal linguistics student can already speak 19 different languages, most of which he taught himself through a combination of internet videos, music and conversation with friends.“I’m a very auditory person, so I try to expose myself as much as possible to the language, by listening to music, videos, films if I find them, and by listening to conversations and having them with friends,” he said in a phone interview.He also speaks Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, Hebrew, Romanian, Swedish, Georgian, Armenian, Cantonese, Korean, Esperanto, and Dutch.Awaad, whose first language is French, said he learned early in life that he liked the sound of different languages, but his interest really began around age 10, when he asked his Arabic-speaking grandparents to help him improve his skills.“I told my parents I really loved learning with my grandparents and they told me, ‘You know, there are places online if you want to learn more languages,’” Awaad said.His parents pointed him to Google Translate, and he was instantly hooked, he said.Awaad may just speak more languages than any other student in Canada, according to online language learning platform Babbel.Babbel, along with the Student Life Network, launched a search earlier this year to find Canada’s most polyglottic, or multilingual, student. Awaad emerged the clear winner, impressing the judges with two rounds of video submissions displaying his linguistic prowess, which were judged by native speakers of each language.“As a team of hundreds of linguists from all around the world, we are extremely impressed by Georges’ command of languages, especially for someone so young,” Ted Mentele, Babbel’s Editor in Didactics, said in a statement.Despite his achievement, Awaad doesn’t believe he has any exceptional skills when it comes to learning languages. His secret, he says, is that he finds it fun.“I think it’s more that I’m passionate about it,” he said. “It’s easier for me to put in the effort to learn them because I really love them… It doesn’t feel like work.”Awaad finds it hard to pinpoint exactly what he loves the most about languages. At first, he says, he just loved the different sounds and inflections they made. But as he got older, he came to appreciate how they allowed him to make new connections and explore new cultures in a fuller way.As an example, he says he was able to serve as his family’s translator during a trip to Japan. He’s also made plenty of new friends in his quest to find people to converse with.“It started to show me just how much learning a new language can open your mind and heart to so many other people around the world and new cultures,” he said.“You can understand the world so much better and on a much deeper level.”Awaad says some of his favourite languages to learn have been Mandarin and Georgian, partly because their structures are so different from English and French.His plans for the future include completing a linguistics degree at McGill University before eventually getting a Masters and PhD.He’s also hoping to pick up more languages along the way.Currently, he’s working on a project to document a Mayan language spoken in the north of Guatemala and southern Mexico, and says he’s already starting to pick up the words and phrases as he goes.“I think this one is next on my list,” he said.Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

From left: Dan Moulton, president of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance; Rob Lanteigne, BUSU vice-president university affairs and OUSA vice-president finance; Tim Murphy; John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and UniversitiesA Psychology professor has received an inaugural teaching award from the Brock University Students’ Union.Tim Murphy, assistant professor, received the Brock University Student Award for Teaching Excellence. Undergraduate students submitted the nominations, describing why their nominee stands out from other teachers at Brock.Seven awards were given — one per faculty, plus an award for a teaching assistant or lab demonstrator. Murphy won the overall award for teaching excellence as well as the award for the Faculty of Social Science.“When I didn’t understand something the first time, he took another approach to better suit my learning needs,” a student wrote in the nomination package. “Most important to me was how he continually reminded me that I could learn the material well enough for the exams and that I should believe in myself.”Murphy has also been experimenting with new learning evaluation tools called Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique, which analyzes whether a scratch-ticket-style multiple-choice question, which provides immediate feedback, improves long-term retention.Other winners were:Faculty of Applied Health Sciences — Mary Breunig, Recreation and Leisure StudiesBreunig, an assistant professor, “is a professor that motivates, inspires and encourages students to succeed,” with a “unique style of teaching where she helps us learn through experience,” her nomination package said.Faculty of Business — Isabelle Giroux, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Ethics“Where most professors in academia cater to auditory learners with their magisterial lectures, Isabelle interacts with her audience,” said the nomination package for the assistant professor.Faculty of Education – Ann-Marie DiBiase, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education“When giving her lectures, she provided materials every class, and ensured that each student had accurate notes,” said DiBiase’s nomination package. The associate professor also offered “a high level of support so that everyone was on the right track, while being available for every student at any time of the day or night.”Faculty of Humanities — Astrid Heyer, Modern Languages, Literatures and CulturesHeyer “makes her classroom a safe place for students to experience mistakes by turning ‘corrections’ into ‘teaching moments,’” said the associate professor’s nominator. She also “welcomes students from other sections of the course into her classroom as if they belong there. She knows every student by name and makes her lessons relevant to them.”Faculty of Mathematics and Science — Dorothy (Dot) Miners, Mathematics“She was always enthusiastic about the subject she was teaching, which only made me enjoy the subject that much more,” a student said in the nomination package for the full-time instructor. “I truly believed that she wanted to see all of her students succeed, and with over a hundred students, I am sure she was kept busy.”Student Award for Teaching Assistants/Lab Demonstrators – Charmaine McKnight, HistoryAs a teaching assistant, McKnight “ is very approachable both within class, and outside. When her seminar arranged privately to meet for a final exam study group, she came in on her day off to attend and help us prepare.” read more

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James is considering former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson’s $1 million offer to finally give the fans what they want by participating in the NBA’s slam dunk contest.James said during a pregame interview on ESPN that he has not decided yet on taking Johnson’s offer.“Tell him I’ll get back to him,” he told the network’s Lisa Salters, who interviewed James.The 28-year-0ld James, on his way to a fourth NBA MVP, has been delighting fans during pregame warmups with an amazing aerial assault that eclipses anything the all-star weekend competition has seen in recent years. While those in attendance has marveled at James’ dunks, critics have blasted him for never participating in one of the league’s all-star weekend showcase events.James admitted during the interview: “I think about (participating) every year,” James said.Hall of Famers like Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant have all won slam dunk titles.Johnson, an NBA analyst for ESPN, made the offer on Friday during a live broadcast of ESPN’s “Kia NBA Countdown.” He said that he would pay James or anyone who can beat him in the dunk contest $1 million of his own personal money.“Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m going to put up a million dollars,” Johnson said. “A million dollars from Magic to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”ESPN analyst Jalen Rose raised the bar by calling for more elite players to take part, as well.“LeBron James, Blake Griffin both have to be in it,” Rose said Friday on the show, and Johnson agreed.Griffin, the league’s premier slam-dunker, won the dunk contest in 2011.The NBA pays $100,000 to the winner and $50,000 to the runner-up. read more

first_imgYOU MAY NOT know his name, but you know his voice. Hal Douglas, one of the top voiceover artists in Hollywood, has died at the age of 89.The New York Times reports that Douglas passed away last Friday at his home in Virginia, suffering complications of pancreatic cancer.Douglas had a voice that will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has ever sat through the trailers: Source: Scsibut/YouTubeAmong his most famous trailers are 1990s classics Forrest Gump, Philadelphia and Lethal Weapon – but he worked consistently until two years ago.Douglas told the New York Times in 2009: You sit down in the theatre and sometimes in three out of four trailers I’d be on them.He was famous for the phrase “In a world…”, although there was some controversy over whether he was the first to use it. The Guardian reports that fellow voiceover artist Don LaFontaine – who died in 2008 – claimed to have coined the phrase.But that didn’t stop Douglas parodying himself in the classic trailer for Jerry Seinfeld’s movie Comedian – which features a hard-pressed producer trying to stop him from saying “In a world…” Source: Ricardo Barreto/YouTubeRIP Hal Douglas.last_img read more

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING,TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you need to know before you head out the door.1. #MH17: It has been reported today that 100 AIDS experts were killed in the MH17 plane crash. Here’s a timeline of everything we know so far.2. #STRIKE: Industrial action has been threatened after Irish Rail announced today that it will go ahead with pay cuts at the company.3. #U-TURN: The government has announced that 30 health and disability organisations are to have their funding restored.4. #STABBING: A woman in her 40s has been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in Dublin last night.5. #PALE ALL THE WAY: Anyone under 18 will be banned from using sunbeds in Ireland from Monday.last_img

first_imgEveryone knows that Macs aren’t immune to malware infections at this point. Even with an operating system that’s as secure as OS X appears to be, the bad guys have gotten very good at social engineering in recent years. As long as they can trick users into clicking things they really shouldn’t click, there’s no way to bullet proof Macs (or any other system for that matter).So just how big a problem is malware on Macs? Bigger than you might think, says Russian security firm Dr Web. Their researchers have uncovered a sizeable Mac botnet, with around 550,000 compromised systems currently in the clutches of its command and control servers.As is the case with most Mac malware seen to date, Flashback makes its way onto a users’ system by way of compromised websites and a drive-by attack utilizing a Java applet. The applet exploits one of two vulnerabilities that have since been patched by Apple. Attacks were first detected in February, and they’ve clearly been very effective in their short time in the wild.Apart from the alarming number of infections, Dr Web also notes that some of the compromised web pages that delivered the Trojan belong to D-Link. That’s a pretty big black eye for a network hardware vendor, particularly one who offers a range of VPN and Firewall appliances.While a half-million strong botnet is obviously not a good thing, are all those infected Macs really worth getting riled up about? Apple is selling four to five million Macs a quarter now, so a few hundred thousand machines is a drop in the bucket.The real problem here isn’t Apple or OS X, obviously. It’s a combination of those annoying, insecure plug-ins we love to hate and users who jumped to Mac expecting a free ride when it came to responsible Internet use after falling into the same traps on their Windows systems.More at Dr Weblast_img read more

first_imgFacebook : 1 milliard de membres en 2012 ?Fin du monde ou pas, Mark Zuckerberg a un objectif clair : le milliard de membres pour son site Facebook d’ici 2012.C’est dans une interview accordée au Gardian, un quotidien britannique, que le jeune PDG de Facebook a annoncé son objectif : passer de 500 millions à 1 milliard de membres en moins de deux ans. Le pari est osé mais réalisable. La popularité du site est grandissante et ce malgré les problèmes liés à la protection des données personnelles des utilisateurs. De plus, les Credits (une monnaie virtuelle spécialement conçue pour Facebook) seront très prochainement lancés.Pour atteindre le milliard d’utilisateurs, Mark Zuckerberg vise les pays asiatiques : la Chine, le Japon, la Corée du Sud ainsi que la Russie. Cette année, le chiffre d’affaires de Facebook devrait s’élever entre 1 et 1,1 milliard de dollars, soit entre 820 et 900 millions d’euros.Le 24 juin 2010 à 14:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgBy Mustapha JallowFollowing the mass release of some persons being detained unlawfully without trial as well as political prisoners by the new government, there are others whose whereabouts are still unknown. They were arrested or abducted by security officers during the former regime. Family members of these victims keep asking the same question as to whether their loved ones are dead or still alive. DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 4 MONTHSTUMANI JALLOW, according to reports, was arrested at his workplace in state house by operatives of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in October, 2016.It was also reported that he was escorted to his residence by the operatives to conduct a search in his room. The source added that he was later transported back to the NIA headquarters in Banjul. However, the family members were surprised when the NIA told them that their loved one is no more under their custody. Since then none of his family members had never heard or seen him.EBRIMA SANNEH, a resident of Farato is yet to be released or taken to court. According to Kebba Njie, a family member, Sanneh was arrested at his home and taken to Farato police station where he was detained and finally taken to mile two prison. A close relative said they visited the NIA Headquarters and other detention centres in the country but they could not locate their loved one. They are also calling on the authorities to facilitate his release.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 2 MONTHSAn officer working at the Gambia Immigration Department, LAMIN BAH, has gone missing after his abduction by men in plain clothes on Sunday, 17 December, 2016. His whereabouts still remain unknown to the family members.The father of the missing officer earlier told Foroyaa that they visited several detention centres within the Greater Banjul Area but they were not able to trace him.According to the father, his son’s abduction came in the wake of a discussion which he (Lamin) had with others stating that “President Jammeh lost the election and he refuses to accept the outcome but we will use force to remove him.”He urges the new government of President Barrow to maximize its effort in tracing his 30 year old son whom he described as a very useful son in his family.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARSLieutenant EBOU LOWE, a former military officer of the Gambia Armed Forces, had gone missing immediately after his arrest on 21 March, 2006, and had not been seen by his family since then.His devastated mother is calling on the authorities to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his son who she feared dead.One of Lt. Lowe’s cousins had earlier told Foroyaa that they visited all the main detention centres in the country but were told that he was not held in any one of themIt was also reported that Lt. Lowe was among the military officers who were arrested in the wake of the 2006 attempted coup against the APRC regime. It was later announced on the national television (GRTS) on 4 April, 2006, that Lt. Ebou Lowe had escaped with four other security officers while being transferred to Janjanbureh prison in the hinterland.The family, however, believed that he was murdered as he has not been seen or heard from since then.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARSA former state house senior reporter and crime watch columnist of the Daily Observer Newspaper, Chief EBRIMA MANNEH, was arrested by security agents and had disappeared since 7 July, 2006. His family said their loved one is nowhere to be seen for the past 10 years.The aging father of journalist Manneh has been making frantic efforts in search of his son but to no avail. He said he first visited all the known detention centres around the country without any trace of his son and had also approached personalities such as the then NIA Director General, Mr Harry Sambou, the then IGP, Mr. Ousman Sonko, the then State House Imam, Abdoulie Fatty, and the former Vice President,Madam Isatou Njie-Saidy, to help trace Chief Manneh, but without any success.On 5 June, 2008 the ECOWAS Court entered judgment in favour of the missing journalist and ordered the Gambian government to release and compensate him with the amount of 100,000 US Dollars but which the latter failed to comply with.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS A native of Jarra who was residing in Bontho village in Kombo East of the West Coast Region (WCR) and a former staff of the Christian Children Fund, (now Childfund, The Gambia) LAMIN KANYI, alias KANYIBA, was abducted on 18 September, 2006, by men in plain clothes, including a police officer in uniform and in the presence of his family. Since then his family can neither trace him nor have any clue as to his whereabouts.After his disappearance, his family members had filed a writ of “Habeas Corpus’ at the high court but he was neither produced before the court nor released.According to eyewitnesses, Lamin Kanyiba was abducted around 9pm by three men who demanded to see him and Kanyiba then asked them to identify themselves and their mission which they refused to disclose.“The said men in plain clothes then called a taxi driver who was some metres away from the scene. Within a twinkle of an eye, the taxi driver arrived and Kanyiba was forcefully pushed into the taxi and then whisked away in full view of his family, leaving the wife and family in tears,” said the eye witness.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 3 YEARS Two US citizens, ALHAGIE MAMUT CEESAY and EBOU JOBE, had also gone missing since on Saturday, 22 June, 2013 in Brusubi while they were on holiday in The Gambia. Their whereabouts are still unknown to their family members.The duo came to The Gambia with the intention of investing in cashew export business but was later abducted from the same apartment at Brusubi on the same day by men in plain clothes. Mamut’s mother told Foroyaa that their family and Alhagie’s family have visited the new Interior minister on the whereabouts of these Gambian born US citizens.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 11 YEARSA native of Kinteh-Kunda, Marong Kunda, in the Central Baddibu District of the North Bank Region (NBR), MR. LAMIN TUNKARA, was arrested by a combined team comprising the CID (police), NIA and plain clothes officers, behind Albert Market in Banjul on 21 July, 2005. His family members are still wondering whether he is still alive or dead as he has not been seen or heard for the past 11 years.Mr Tunkara’s house in Tallinding, according to reports, was ransacked by the said security agents who confiscated foreign currency i.e. CFA, US Dollars and Euros as well as Dalasi.His family said he was once seen at the Kairaba Police Station.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS Three close friends, ALHAGIE MOMODOU LAMIN NYASSI, ex-Chief of Foni Kansala District, NDONGO MBOOB and ALHAGIE BUBACARR SANYANG, District Coordinator of APRC in Foni Kansala, who are all natives of Bwiam in the West Coast Region, have gone missing since their arrest on 4 April 2006 by men in plainclothes, including a senior police officer in uniform from Sibanor Police station.However, the families of the disappeared close friends have indicated that their loved ones are not released and that their whereabouts remain unknown.“I’m very sad and disappointed that my father was not among those who were released recently as he was picked up and taken away by officers of the former regime of Jammeh. We want the new government of President Barrow to immediately start investigating his whereabouts and explain to us if he is still alive or dead,’’ said one of the sons of Mr. Sanyang.DISAPPEARED FOR NEARLY 11  YEARS A native of Dobong village, in the Foni Kansala District, JASARJA KUJABI, had gone missing since on Wednesday, 27 July, 2005 after his house was ransacked by agents of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) who led him into a numberless Nissan jeep with tinted glasses and whisked away.Adama Kujabi, one of the daughters of the missing person, told Foroyaa that their father is not part of those that were released by the new government and thus calls for an investigation into his whereabouts.Mr. Kujabi was picked up from his farm and then taken to his house for him to change his clothes. His situation is still unknown to his family after 11 years.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 11 YEARS  HARUNA JAMMEH of Kanilai, was arrested together with Jasarja Kujabi in the same evening. He was put on board the same vehicle with Jasarja and whisked away by state security agents. Since then he is nowhere to be seen or heard. MRS. MASIREH JAMMEH, a former employee at the State House in Banjul and also a native of Kanilai, has been missing since 15 July, 2005. The family said since then they have not seen or heard from her and do not also know where she is being held. OMAR HYDARA, who resides at Mamuda, Darsilami Sheriff-kunda, has gone missing since 2006 after he was arrested by men in plain clothes. His family members are still enquiring and searching for him but that there is still no trace of him up to now.“We have been to all the known places of detention in the country such as the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banjul, Janjanbureh prison, Mile Two prison and police headquarters on several occasions but no trace of him,’’ revealed one of his brothers.However, Omar was not among those who were recently released from detention by the new government.DISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARSSTAFF SERGEANT MANLAFIE CORR, a member of Gambia National Army (GNA) and resident of Faji-Kunda, is still nowhere to be seen or heard from since his arrest in 2006, according to his wife Fatou Jabang.The wife told Foroyaa that her husband was part of those soldiers who were picked up by plain clothes in the wake of 2006 attempted coup against the former Jammeh regime and was later reported to have escaped while being transferred to Janjanbureh prison in the hinterland. However, the wife said the family does not believe this account given by the former regime and that they fear for the worst as he has not been seen since then.The wife of GNA Staff Sergeant Corr added that at the time of the husband’s abduction, she was left with a 4 months pregnancy and which she later delivered as a baby boy who is now 10 years old. She described how the disappearance of her husband traumatised the family and brought untold suffering to them as he was the sole breadwinner.“I am therefore calling on the new government to investigate into the disappearance of my husband so that the three children he left behind would know the fate of their father,” she concluded.Staff Sgt. Manlafie CorrDISAPPEARED FOR MORE THAN 17 YEARSALHAGIE BUBACARR MANNEH, a marabout, was arrested since 1999 by security agents in Banjul while on his way to Serekunda.The son, Amadou Tijan Manneh, said his is a Senegalese national who was residing in Banjul where he worked as a marabout. He said since his father was reported to have been picked up and taken away the family had never heard from him.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida organization gave area seniors a Thanksgiving filled with dance moves and hearty meals.The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana continued a 17-year tradition of providing a Thanksgiving buffet to more than 150 seniors at Smathers Plaza in Miami.“It’s very important for us to bring them a little joy on Thanksgiving Day, bring them a little company,” said Jesus Lebna, president of the Kiwanis of Little Havana. “They’ve opened the doors to all of our members in our club, and we bring them a Thanksgiving feast, we bring them activities, a lot of dancing.”A lot of dancing indeed. The holiday event featured live disc jockey playing salsa music to get the residents moving, burning off some of those Thanksgiving calories.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 Apple Event $999 Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far See It 6:23 Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See All 0 Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times, reportedly said that relying too much on third-party distribution is risky.  Angela Lang/CNET Apple’s new digital news service won’t be welcomed by everyone. The New York Times, one of the biggest and most prestigious newspapers in the US, will likely not be featured in Apple’s subscription news service, expected to be announced on Monday.”We tend to be quite leery about the idea of almost habituating people to find our journalism somewhere else,” Mark Thompson, CEO of New York Times, told Reuters. “We’re also generically worried about our journalism being scrambled in a kind of Magimix (blender) with everyone else’s journalism.” See it Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Thompson reportedly warned that publishing through third-party distribution can be risky for publishers who might lose control of their content. Neither The New York Times nor Apple immediately responded to requests for comment. Apple’s launch event will take place on Monday in the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, at 10 a.m. PT. The iPhone maker is expected to announce its new Netflix-like streaming service, a subscription news service and possibly Apple credit cards. The paid digital news service is likely a premium version of its current News app, which will allow users to view content from different publishers. Publishers have reportedly been hesitant to sign on because Apple would take 50 percent of the revenue from the service.  Share your voice Sprintcenter_img $999 $999 New AirPods, iMacs, iPads and more details on Apple’s… Post a comment Best Buy Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino Mobile Digital Media Apple Event Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It reading • Apple’s news subscription likely won’t include New York Times See It • Apple iPhone XS $999 Applelast_img read more

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn. Rep. Young Advocating For Transfer Of Air Force Land To Galena Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe Yukon River community of Galena could be relocated out of flood danger if a land transfer being pushed by Alaska Congressman Don Young goes through. The village, which is still recovering from a major flood two years ago, will likely approach moving with multiple steps over time. The Blind Spot: Harm Reduction at the Transit Center Zachariah Hughes & Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageIf you’re a teenager in Anchorage struggling with homelessness, hunger, or addiction there are few places to turn. All week we’ve been hearing about a wide gap between early exposure to drugs and alcohol, and the crises that bring people into treatment, part of our series called “The Blind Spot”  KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes visited one of the few organizations in Anchorage helping at-risk teens on their own terms, hidden in plain sight in one of the city’s busiest buildings.Unalaska’s Geothermal Hopes Stall Without City Backing Annie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaA years-long effort to bring geothermal power to Unalaska may be on its last legs. The city government is draining its accounts for exploring Makushin Volcano, saying the project is too expensive and risky to pursue any further. The private trust that owns the resource disagrees, but they’re stymied without local support.Two Face Felony Charges for Alleged $25,000 Theft from Nome SchoolsMatthew Smith, KNOM – NomeTwo Nome residents are facing felony charges for theft and falsifying business records after allegedly stealing more than $25,000 from Nome Public Schools.Bethel Team Envisions Greywater Recycling Ben Matheson, KYUK – BethelA Bethel team is reenvisioning how household water is treated. They hope to build and test a custom grey water recycling system for hauled water systems in western Alaska that could cut steeply the amount of water households need to buy and how much sewage they produce.PSP: Tribal Partnership Seeks Modern Solution To An Ancient Problem Emily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaOf all the traditional seafoods in Southeast Alaska, none are more shrouded in myth — and genuine risk — than clams and mussels. Paralytic shellfish poisoning — or PSP — killed two people in Southeast in 2010 and dozens more have fallen ill over the recorded history of the state.For subsistence harvesters, there has been no way to measure the risk of clam digging — until now. Sen. Sullivan Adds Amendment To Human Trafficking Bill Liz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageSen. Dan Sullivan added an amendment to the human trafficking bill the U.S. Senate passed Wednesday. Sullivan says it addresses a problem he faced as Alaska’s Attorney General.center_img With Legislature In Limbo, Walker Calls For Action On BillsAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauThe Legislature blew past its adjournment deadline on Sunday, all but one committee meeting scheduled since then has been canceled or delayed indefinitely. Now, Gov. Bill Walker is calling on lawmakers to do work on bills for as long as it continues to be in session. Download Audiolast_img read more

first_img“Housing stability and homeownership makes for more secure families, less crime, better success in schools and the building of family wealth,” he said. “These benefit our economy and our communities.” The NeighborhoodLIFT program — a partnership between Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks America — will launch in Alaska with a $3.3 million commitment from Wells Fargo, according to the bank. Local executives gathered at Russian Jack Springs Park Wednesday to make the announcement.  “We have a goal here in Alaska — we want all working families to have their own home,” said Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, joining Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Wells Fargo Alaska region bank President Greg Deal and nonprofit leaders at the morning press conference. Jim Nordlund, executive director of NeighborWorks Alaska, said the opportunity to expand homeownership has a ripple effect. That’s where NeighborhoodLIFT can help, officials said Wednesday.  The program, launched in 2012, has operated in dozens of communities around the country, offering down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education classes. This is the first year it’s available in Alaska, where NeighborhoodLIFT will open to families earning up to the median area income. For a family of four in Anchorage, the limit is $104,900; in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the limit is $92,400. A collaboration between a nonprofit and one of the world’s largest banks now promises thousands of dollars in home-buying help for eligible Alaskans around the state.  Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows that as of 2018, Alaska’s homeownership rate hovered around 63.7 percent, the second-lowest it’s been in more than 20 years. A quarterly cost-of-living index published by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows housing costs in Anchorage are approximately 38 percent higher than the national average. Housing in Fairbanks costs approximately 18 percent above average, while housing in Juneau costs more than 45 percent above the national average.  Qualified buyers can receive down payment assistance of $10,000; $12,500 for veterans and service members, teachers and emergency responders. The money is offered as a five-year forgivable loan: As long as the borrower resides in the home, the loan will be forgiven at 20 percent each year. Homebuyers must acquire a mortgage through an approved lender, and participate in homebuyer education classes. The application is available online beginning Aug. 12. The new grant program would make a difference for hundreds of Alaskans, Nordlund said Wednesday. “But really, folks, more needs to be done,” he said. “There is an affordable housing crisis in this country, and in Alaska.”last_img read more

first_imgKompally: The locals and commuters residents of Kompally X road are irked over the non-functioning of streetlights. It has been weeks since the street lights went out of order.Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, J Rakesh, a commuter, said that they were facing problems in travelling through this lane, especially during the night. The locals requested the concerned authorities to repair the streetlight as soon as possible for the smooth flow of traffic.last_img

first_img Spatial problems are those that exist in the three dimensional physical world, rather than as themes or ideas. Figuring out how to fit randomly shaped objects into a single whole, for example, as is needed in building a stone fence perhaps, shows an ability to imagine how things will fit together as the project moves along, rather than using trial and error, demonstrates spatial reasoning. Spatial abilities are often believed to be a requisite for doing well in math and other sciences, particularly engineering and physics. Thus the debate about inherent gender abilities takes on more meaning in the academic world. In their study, Hoffman and his team went to India where they found two very similar cultures living very nearly side by side – with one major difference. One was patrilineal (mostly run by males), the other matrilineal (mostly run by females). To test their theory that culture has more to do with spatial ability than gender, they paid 1,279 adult volunteers of both genders from both groups to assemble a wooden puzzle as quickly as they could; a task they believe that requires spatial abilities. They found that men from the patrilineal group performed the task on average 36% faster than women from the same group. With the matrilineal group however, no discernable time difference between the genders was found, indicating, according to the group, that differences in culture lead to differences in ability to solve a spatial problem rather than gender.Others however are still not convinced; some suggest that assembling a wooden puzzle doesn’t truly demonstrate spatial abilities at all since it’s actually just a two dimensional puzzle. Others add that the differences found in the study could be due to other cultural differences such as the desire to please.In either case, the research does show that differences in problem solving abilities can occur due to cultural differences and that more research is needed before making any definitive conclusions one way or the other. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Throughout much of human history, it has been assumed by both men and women that men are somehow better able to solve so-described spatial problems than are women. This apparent discrepancy has been used to explain the differences in the numbers of men versus women receiving doctoral degrees in the math and sciences, at least in the United States. Now however, new research by Moshe Hoffman, a researcher from the University of California and colleagues suggests that conventional thinking might be wrong. He and his team have published a paper on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that suggests that spatial ability comes more as a result of the environment in which a person is raised, rather than from gender. Explore further More information: Nurture affects gender differences in spatial abilities, PNAS, Published online before print August 29, 2011, doi:10.1073/pnas.1015182108AbstractWomen remain significantly underrepresented in the science, engineering, and technology workforce. Some have argued that spatial ability differences, which represent the most persistent gender differences in the cognitive literature, are partly responsible for this gap. The underlying forces at work shaping the observed spatial ability differences revolve naturally around the relative roles of nature and nurture. Although these forces remain among the most hotly debated in all of the sciences, the evidence for nurture is tenuous, because it is difficult to compare gender differences among biologically similar groups with distinct nurture. In this study, we use a large-scale incentivized experiment with nearly 1,300 participants to show that the gender gap in spatial abilities, measured by time to solve a puzzle, disappears when we move from a patrilineal society to an adjoining matrilineal society. We also show that about one-third of the effect can be explained by differences in education. Given that none of our participants have experience with puzzle solving and that villagers from both societies have the same means of subsistence and shared genetic background, we argue that these results show the role of nurture in the gender gap in cognitive abilities.center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Gender gap in spatial ability can be reduced through training Citation: New study disputes notion that men are better at spatial thinking than women (2011, August 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-disputes-notion-men-spatial-women.htmllast_img read more

first_img16-seed UMBC pulled off the holy grail of NCAA Tournament upsets with a blowout win against 1-seed Virginia. The retrievers seemed nearly unstoppable in the dismantling of the ACC Champs, and because it was the first time most people had seen them play, it’s hard to imagine them as anything other than unbeatable.But, UMBC wasn’t a 16-seed for nothing and their 25-10 regular season featured some less magical moments, like when they got housed by the University of Albany, 83-39, in January. As incredible as the Retrievers were against UVA, they were equally awful against U of A, and at one point trailed 53-14 in the second half.These highlights are bizarre considering the incredible first impression they left, but they are human, after all. This one got ugly.last_img

first_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer There’s both good and bad news if you’re planning to buy a Tesla in the near future. The good news is, the Model X and Model S you buy will travel further between charges, but the bad news is, that’s only because Tesla has dropped the Standard Range option from its line-up.Until now, the cheapest Model S cost $75,000, while the cheapest Model X was $81,000. As Reuters reports, with the Standard Range option gone, the Long Range becomes the entry level option on both vehicles. Even with an also-announced price cut, the Model S now costs $79,990 and the Model X $84,990.As to why this change has been implemented, Tesla explained, “To make purchasing our vehicles even simpler, we are standardizing our global vehicle lineup and streamlining the number of trim packages offered for Model S, Model X and Model 3 … We are also adjusting our pricing in order to continue to improve affordability for customers.”The price adjustments extend to the Model 3, which now costs $38,990.You may remember back in March the Standard Range Model S quietly disappeared from Tesla’s website. It seems today’s news is just confirmation that the Standard Range option is definitely gone, and gone forever.With the changes in place, the Model S is now available in just two configurations: Long Range and Performance. Long Range gets you a car with a 370 mile range, 155mph top speed, and 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. The Performance option drops the range to 345 miles, but increases the top speed to 163mph and the 0-60 time falls to just 2.4 seconds. It does cost $99,990, though.The same is true for the Model X, with its Long Range model offering a 325 mile range, 155mph top speed, and 4.4 second 0-60 time. The Performance option drops the range to 305 miles, ups the top speed to 163mph, and the 0-60 time falls to just 2.7 seconds. It costs $104,990. 2 min read July 16, 2019 This story originally appeared on PCMag Listen Nowlast_img read more

first_imgThrough his country’s civil wars, a U.N. peace process and several elections, the one-time communist cadre has always managed to come out on top. Over the last decade, he has also overseen modest economic growth and stability in a country plagued by desperate poverty and nearly destroyed by the Khmer Rouge’s “killing fields.”Obama is making the first visit ever by a U.S. president to Cambodia because it is hosting the annual East Asia Summit. He went straight from the airport to a meeting with Hun Sen that White House officials described as tense, with Obama emphasizing his concerns about Cambodia’s human rights situation.According to U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, Hun Sen defended his record, telling the president that Cambodia has a unique set of circumstances that influence its policies and practices, and expressed a desire to deepen his country’s ties with the U.S.Hun Sen “is intelligent, combative, tactical, and self-absorbed,” says historian David Chandler, a Cambodia expert at Australia’s Monash University and a critic of Hun Sen’s rule.These days, Hun Sen has styled himself as an elder statesman, and he is anxious to win international respectability to go along with the economic growth. Despite concerns over his autocratic style and human rights lapses, the canny Hun Sen has managed to keep flowing the international aid that still accounts for a major part of Cambodia’s national budget. By hook or crook, he has remained in power ever since, winning several elections.In recent years, Hun Sen’s opponents have been more likely to stand before a judge than stare down the barrel of a gun, human rights groups say.Last month, a court sentenced 71-year-old Mam Sonando, owner of a radio station that is one of the country’s few free media voices, to 20 years in prison on insurrection charges that critics say were trumped up to silence him.Opposition leader Sam Rainsy _ the sole Cambodian politician with the charisma and resources to present any real challenge to Hun Sen _ is in self-imposed exile to avoid 12 years in prison from convictions critics say represented similar political persecution.Unless Hun Sen sees an advantage to having him pardoned, Sam Rainsy will likely be shut out of next year’s general election and his party will lose its best campaigner.Economic development is a particular point of pride for Hun Sen’s government, bearing in mind the low point growth started from _ the Khmer Rouge had even abolished the use of money.Cabinet spokesman Phay Siphan points out that Cambodia has experienced steady growth for the past 10 years, and expects to attain a per-capita income topping $1,000 in 2013. He also has apparent populist appeal. A poll of Cambodians taken in December 2011 by the International Republican Institute _ a nonprofit organization that promotes democracy around the world _ found that 81 percent of some 2,000 respondents said Cambodia is “generally headed in the right direction.”Lao Mong Hay, an independent political analyst in Cambodia, thinks the secret to his success is simple: “Who dares, wins. He dares and he wins.”But many critics say that too often what Hun Sen dares to do is use brute force and manipulation of the courts to maintain his hold on power.“Hun Sen’s violent and authoritarian rule over more than two decades has resulted in countless killings and other serious abuses that have gone unpunished,” New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a recent report. Labor organizers, politicians, journalists and environmentalists have been among those who have died violently over the years.For all that, many Cambodians still credit Hun Sen with dragging their country out of the abyss into which it had fallen under the Khmer Rouge. The communist regime came to power in the 1970s and engaged in a systematic genocide that left 1.7 million dead in its attempt to create a pure agrarian society. By the time Vietnam invaded in 1979 to oust the regime, Cambodia was a broken shell of a country: every social, political and cultural institution was in ruins. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project He calls Hun Sen “the right man at the right time” for a transition to “free markets and multiparty liberal democracy.” The government has passed Cambodia’s first anti-corruption law, Phay Siphan said, and now requires the disclosures of officials’ assets.That law, though, has not stopped rampant family business dealings, cronyism and corruption. Opposition politicians and watchdog groups such as Global Witness accuse Hun Sen of overseeing the selloffs of the country’s forests to rapacious logging companies _ displacing masses of small farmers.“Cambodia today is a country for sale,” says Mu Sochua, a lawmaker from Sam Rainsy’s opposition Cambodian National Rescue party.But opponents and activists have little power to change the government, and even Hun Sen may be as beholden to his nation’s economic interests as he is in control of them. “I’m not so sure he is their master or their puppet,” says analyst Lao Mong Hay.Even so, few doubt the outcome when Hun Sen faces a general election next year.As Hun Sen put it ahead of the last election in 2008: “I wish to state it very clearly this way: No one can defeat Hun Sen. Only Hun Sen alone can defeat Hun Sen.” Associated PressPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – President Barack Obama arrived in Cambodia on Monday having just won four more years in office, but that is nothing compared to his host, Hun Sen. The 60-year-old Cambodian prime minister has held power since Ronald Reagan was in the White House, and says he’s not stepping down until he is 90.Hun Sen is known as one of Asia’s most Machiavellian politicians, with a knack for making sure his rivals end up in jail or in exile. A laudatory biography is subtitled “Strongman of Cambodia,” and some would say that’s putting it mildly. Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Born to a peasant family in east-central Cambodia, Hun Sen initially fought with the Khmer Rouge against a pro-American government. He lost an eye in combat. But he defected to Vietnam in 1977 and accompanied the Vietnamese invasion. By 1985, he had been named prime minister.Yet, for years after the Khmer Rouge regime fell, the United States continued to officially recognize its leaders, who had fled and resumed guerrilla warfare, as Cambodia’s legitimate representatives in the U.N. That fact still rankles Hun Sen, who often raises it when feeling aggrieved by U.S. policy.He has made China his key ally, with Beijing happy to pour in aid and investment for a reliable political partner in Southeast Asia. A sign on the exterior wall of Hen Sen’s Peace Palace government offices, where the summit is being held, welcomed the arrival of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, but no similar sign heralded Obama’s arrival.Hun Sen’s reputation for violence owes much to the fact that he staged a 1997 coup against his own coalition government. Forces loyal to him defeated those of his co-prime minister _ whose party had actually won elections four years previously _ putting Hun Sen once again in full control. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Comments   Share   Quick workouts for menlast_img read more

first_imgBy Stefanos EvripidouNATURAL GAS and a Cyprus peace solution would provide “great” benefits to all Cypriots and help spread peace and security in the region, said President Nicos Anastasiades in an interview with Turkish daily Milliyet yesterday.In the front page interview, the president’s first with Turkish media since taking office, Anastasiades spoke about regional gas cooperation, a Cyprus solution and his father’s relationship with Turkish Cypriots.According to Milliyet, Anastasiades said the exploitation of natural gas and a Cyprus solution was a game-changer, which could resolve the problems between Cyprus and Turkey, and lead to regional cooperation to the benefit of all.Given Cyprus’ efforts to exploit its natural gas, with a Cyprus peace solution, “The equation changes completely,” he said.“Cyprus may become a transit hub for natural gas for the wider region going in all directions. The market and the economy will propose the best solutions and not the military might of one or the other,” he said, in a likely reference to what has been described as Turkey’s “gunboat diplomacy”- sending out the Turkish navy to press its claims over natural resources in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.“In such a case, the benefits for the whole population of Cyprus would be huge. Our vision is the peace and prosperity of all the people in the region.”Regarding peace talks, they will likely start in the autumn.Anastasiades told Milliyet that there was no ulterior motive for the delay of a few months. He highlighted that all energy was spent on tackling the unprecedented economic crisis Cyprus is facing now.When talks will start, they should end with success, not failure, he said, adding that he did not want to act hastily by launching talks before he was ready.At the same time, Anastasiades said he was aware of the urgent need for a solution to the Cyprus problem.Asked about his position on the Annan plan and whether he had changed since then, the president reminded that the Annan plan was proposed ten years ago, in different conditions and a different economic climate.“The Annan plan is now history,” he said, noting that not even its authors were trying to resurrect it.It helps no one to start discussion on the Annan plan, or to start peace talks from scratch, he said.The name given to a solution is not important, but its content is, said Anastasiades, who acknowledged that certain faites accomplis created on the ground are now irreversible.However, one could still have a vision for a solution that respects the human rights of Greek Cypriots, and Turkish Cypriots, is in line with the EU acquis, and is accepted by society, he said.Anastasiades rejected the argument that Greek Cypriots don’t want a solution, adding the pain and suffering of Greek Cypriots in 1974 must also be acknowledged.Asked if he had any message for Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, he said a Cyprus solution would benefit all people on the island and was owed as compensation to those who suffered and to the new generations so they never have to relive the tragedy experienced by their parents.Solving the Cyprus problem would also have a positive impact on the people of the region, as well as strengthen regional security and world peace.Asked about his own experiences growing up, Anastasiades referred to a policeman who went by the nickname Risoto.He told Milliyet that Risoto grew up in a village cohabited by a Turkish Cypriot man named Ibrahim Sahali who was like a father to Risoto.In 1974, the policeman received a call from Sahali asking him to help the village which was under attack by extremist EOKA members.Risoto went to the village and demanded that no one touch any Turkish Cypriot.“Risoto was my father,” Anastasiades told the paper.Asked whether the president had linked gas exploration to a Cyprus solution, deputy government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos said, on the contrary, the president’s statements delink the Cyprus problem with natural gas.“The processes for discovering and exploiting the natural gas resources are proceeding normally and they are not linked with a solution to the Cyprus problem.”Anastasiades’ position is that if a solution to the Cyprus problem is reached “in a just and balanced manner and in a way which will secure the viability of the solution, then and only then the paths will open for cooperation with whomever in the region,” said Papadopoulos.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more