Euro 2016 Spain Qualified for 8th Finals Nice

Rabat – Spain qualified for the 8th finals of Euro 2016 football championships, beating 3-0 Turkey Friday in Nice.Double-defending champions won thanks to a brace from striker Alvaro Morata (34th, 48th) and a goal by Nolito (37th).Spain joined the other teams already qualified, namely France and Italy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaC_aX6XylY

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Pillay to submit report on Lanka to UNHRC

The removal of the Chief Justice through a flawed process — which has been deemed unconstitutional by the highest courts of the land — is, in the High Commissioner’s view, gross interference in the independence of the judiciary and a calamitous setback for the rule of law in Sri Lanka. “This raises obvious concerns about his independence and impartiality, especially when handling allegations of serious human rights violations by the authorities,” Pillay’s office added.“We are also concerned that the impeachment process has caused bitter divisions within Sri Lanka, and that it sends an ominous signal about the Government’s commitment to accountability and reconciliation. It flies in the face of the strong calls by the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission, and by leaders of Sri Lanka’s civil society and legal profession, to rebuild the rule of law which has been badly eroded by decades of conflict and human rights violations,” Pillay’s office said.Her office also said that just this morning they received alarming reports from the Independent Bar of Sri Lanka of a series of death threats, acts of intimidation and even a couple of reported murder attempts against lawyers who have been supporting Chief Justice Bandaranayake, and the rulings of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal on her case. (Colombo Gazette) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is to submit a report on Sri Lanka at the February-March session of the Human Rights Council, focusing on the engagement of UN mechanisms in support of the accountability and reconciliation processes, her office said today.Pillay is deeply concerned that the impeachment and removal of Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice has further eroded the rule of law in the country and could also set back efforts for accountability and reconciliation. Sri Lanka has a long history of abuse of executive power, and this latest step appears to strip away one of the last and most fundamental of the independent checks and balances, and should ring alarm bells for all Sri Lankans, Pillay’s office said.The jurist sworn in by the President as the new Chief Justice on 15 January, the former Attorney-General and Legal Advisor to the Cabinet, Mr. Mohan Peiris, has been at the forefront of a number of government delegations to Geneva in recent years to vigorously defend the Sri Lankan government’s position before the Human Rights Council and other human rights mechanisms. Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake was served notice of her dismissal and removed from her chambers and official residence on Tuesday (15 January), in spite of a Supreme Court ruling that the parliamentary procedure to remove her violated the Constitution. read more

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Norfolk wants in on immigration pilot program

Norfolk wants the federal government to re-think the county’s eligibility for a pilot program involving immigration and refugee settlement.The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot offers supports and incentives to participating communities to help them settle and integrate new Canadians.Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced the five-year pilot program Jan. 24. Norfolk’s tourism and economic development department expressed interest in participating but has been told the county doesn’t meet Ottawa’s criteria.“Unfortunately, the pilot has already disqualified Norfolk County because the federal government’s remoteness calculator gives our community a low score,” Clark Hoskin, Norfolk’s director of tourism and economic development, said in a note to Norfolk council.“We are not remote enough, even though it is nigh on impossible for a newcomer to Canada without a driver’s licence to visit Norfolk due to lack of public inter-city transportation.”County officials are disappointed because local industry and other employers feel workforce availability has become “a critical concern.”“Attracting newcomers has been identified as a key proposed direction in our economic development strategy review,” Hoskin said.According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website, qualifying communities must have a maximum population of 50,000 or less and be at least 75 kilometres from a metropolitan area.Communities with up to 200,000 may qualify if they are remote from metropolitan areas.The program is aimed at all parts of Canada west of Quebec.Communities must have job opportunities, an economic development plan, an economic development department, the capacity to help new arrivals settle, and have access to education, housing, transportation and health care.The federal government’s goal is to take what it learns from the pilot program and apply it generally throughout the country. The deadline for applying is Friday.Thursday, Mayor Kristal Chopp said she is preparing a letter of support for the tourism and economic development department asking Ottawa to reconsider Norfolk’s eligibility.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Eritrea releases 1 of 10 detained UN staff members

The move follows several months of national staff members being detained and released by Eritrean authorities, and as UNMEE continues to protest, it also awaits an explanation of the reason for the arrests.UNMEE monitors the ceasefire along the disputed border over which the East African countries fought a two-year war from 1998-2000.

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Baby clothes go hightech Pyjamas to monitor heart beat temperature movement

TORONTO – First there was audio, then video. Now baby monitors have gone really high-tech.Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) announced Tuesday that it has partnered with U.S.-based biomedical engineering company Exmovere Holdings Inc., for the launch of digital pyjamas, called Exmobaby, later this year.The machine-washable outfit has embedded sensors and a AAA-battery powered wireless transmitter that beams information to a computer, smartphone or tablet.The manufacturer claims the product can perform electrocardiogram tests to measure electrical activity in the heart, monitor skin temperature and movement, and detect mood changes.Expected to be available sometime after October, a starter kit with four outfits is to sell for $149, plus a $9.99 monthly service plan.Rogers will be the exclusive provider of wireless service for Exmobaby in Canada and will also use some of its media properties to market the product, said Mansell Nelson, vice president of the company’s machine-to-machine division.As a father of two older kids, he can imagine how useful the product might be for today’s parents.“It’s the notion of peace of mind. I know there was a debate even with my kids if they should be on their tummy or their backs and all that stuff and if the child turns over now, you get a beep on your smartphone,” Nelson says.“You don’t have to wake up every few hours and go and check.”Exmovere says the product sends data from the pyjamas once a minute and emits minimal radiation. The product does not have the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Rogers has done its own internal testing of the product and believes it is completely safe, although it’s still up to parents to decide whether it’s right for their child, Nelson says.“We don’t just put our name or association on anything so there is a certain degree of (endorsement), we’re confident it does what it says it’s supposed to do,” he says.But “we don’t claim to be a group of medical experts either.”There will likely be some healthy skepticism about the medical merits of the product. In a New York Times profile of Exmovere, two physicians from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York expressed doubts about the value of the product. Dr. Robert Marion, chief of genetics and developmental medicine, said it looked “crazy” and warned the device might malfunction and cause parents “unbelievable anxiety.” by News Staff Posted May 8, 2012 4:32 pm MDT Baby clothes go high-tech: Pyjamas to monitor heart beat, temperature, movement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ahead of International Youth Day Ban warns of risk of creating a

Ahead of the International Youth Day, and amidst an economic crisis which has affected young people the most, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater and more meaningful inclusion of youth into decision-making processes around the world, while also warning of a possible “lost generation” if urgent measures are not put in place. “Today’s generation of youth – the largest the world has ever known, and the vast majority of whom live in developing countries – has unprecedented potential to advance the well-being of the entire human family,” Mr. Ban said in a message for the Day, which falls on 12 August. “The global economic crisis has hit youth the hardest, and many are understandably discouraged by rising inequalities. A large number have no immediate prospects and are disenfranchised from the political, social and development processes in their countries,” he added. “Without urgent measures, we risk creating a ‘lost generation’ of squandered talent and dreams.” Following a recommendation from the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth, the General Assembly declared 9 August to be International Youth Day in 1999. The theme of this year’s Day is ‘Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth,’ aimed at developing and engaging in partnerships with and for youth. “On International Youth Day, I call on Governments, the private sector, civil society and academia to open doors for young people and strengthen partnerships with youth-led organizations,” Mr. Ban said. “Youth can determine whether this era moves toward greater peril or more positive change. Let us support the young people of our world so they grow into adults who raise yet more generations of productive and powerful leaders.” In his message, the Secretary-General also noted that youth are a “transformative force; they are creative, resourceful and enthusiastic agents of change, be it in public squares or cyberspace.” “From their pivotal role in efforts to achieve freedom, democracy and equality, to their global mobilization in support of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), youth have energetically demonstrated yet again their capacity and desire to turn the tide of history and tackle global challenges,” Mr. Ban said. “We need to establish more and stronger mechanisms for youth participation. The time has come to integrate youth voices more meaningfully into decision-making processes at all levels.” In her message for the Day, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), echoed Secretary-General Ban, calling on “all Governments, youth organizations and the international community to mobilize and to engage young people in the policy-making that affects them. This is essential for building sustainable, peaceful and prosperous societies.” “Young people are a wellspring of ideas for innovation. They are today’s thinkers, problem-solvers and catalysts for peace. They are often the world’s strongest advocates of justice and dignity,” UNESCO’s Execitve Director, Irina Bokova, said in a news release. “But they need good jobs, quality education and access to culture for all. They need to be heard and they need to be included.” Marking the Day at UN Headquarters in New York, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has, over the past few days, been holding a series of six Google+ Hangouts on themes related to the priority areas of the Secretary-General’s Five-year Action Agenda and the development of a UN System Wide Action Plan on Youth. Priority areas include employment; entrepreneurship; education, including on sexual and reproductive health; political inclusion; citizenship; and the protection of rights. Each Hangout involves fie to six participants – ranging from United Nations experts, representatives of Member States, the private sector, academia and young people – and they are aimed at drawing attention to the issues, as well as exploring how the United Nations and civil society can partner with and for young people. read more

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EYEWITNESS Qualifications…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: World Affairs…September 22, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”Timeline of Guyana/Venezuela border controversyJanuary 31, 2018In “latest news”EYEWITNESS: The Judicial process…February 2, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …on ICJ’s jurisdiction?Not surprisingly, even as it’s undergoing a State-meltdown, Venezuela continues with its stubborn rear-guard action to prevent a settlement on the border controversy it precipitated in 1962 when it claimed the “full and final settlement” it signed on to in 1899 was “null and void”.Since then, this claim of “we wuz robbed” by perfidious Albion (Britain) has become an article of faith of all succeeding Venezuelan governments and has even been incorporated into their Constitution.Over the last few years, as we know, Guyana has slowly made progress by sticking to the terms of the Geneva Agreement which Venezuela signed in 1966 and which spelled out the measures to settle the controversy. We had a Mixed Border Commission…but that didn’t get anywhere.We had several other interventions – including a moratorium – then lastly, the UN Secretary General “Good Officer Process” which the Venezuelans just allowed to drag on and on and on for decades!!Didn’t matter to them…but it certainly crimped our development efforts!! Back in the 1970s, Burnham’s big dream of launching a mega-Hydro-electric project in the Mazaruni was stymied by the Venezuelans who blocked us from World Bank funding. Whether we highlighted it or not, this Venezuelan obstreperousness was the reason our oil potential remained ‘potential” up to the turn of the century…while Venezuela raked in the big oil bucks.The present PNC Government had to concede the strategic wisdom of Janet Jagan to offer Exxon 600 blocks in the Stabroek field in 1999, as a deterrent to Venezuelan revanchism.Be as it may, as per the terms of the Geneva agreement, “If the means so chosen do not lead to a solution…the Secretary General of the United Nations shall choose another of the means stipulated in Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations.” Guyana petitioned the UN Secretary General to send the matter to the ICJ for a judicial Settlement – one of the options of Art 33.”The Secretary General agreed and now Venezuela has the nerve to say the ICJ has no jurisdiction over the case since it (Venezuela) hasn’t consented!But Venezuela is disingenuously forgetting that Article 36 of the ICJ just doesn’t say, “The jurisdiction of the Court comprises all cases which THE PARTIES refer to it”. It goes on to include: “and all matters specially provided for in the Charter of the United Nations or in TREATIES and conventions in force.” This standard “Compromissory clause” kicks in because Venezuela agreed to the Geneva Agreement!!Venezuela can’t have its cake and eat it too. While there’s no world government to compel its acceptance of the ICJ’s impending judgement…the rest of the world will!!And that’s what matters.…at GECOMThe points raised by the PNC partisans on GECOM – their three Commissioners and Granger’s unilaterally-appointed Chairman – on the appointment of a DCEO would be laughable, if their consequences weren’t so dangerous for Guyana. The PNCites are saying don’t bother with the assessment scores of the two candidates – which they themselves helped compile – just throw it out and let the Chairman pretend he’s Solomon!!The PNCites claim their decision has nothing with the fact their choice is a PNC-partisan – nah!! It has to do with her “academic” qualifications versus those of the other candidate.And this is where the asininity of their position is revealed. It’s a matter of trite law that so called “facially neutral criteria” for employment MUST be relevant to the job!! Or they just become means for weeding out individuals who may be more capable of ACTUALLY doing the job!As in this case, where the non-PNC candidate has over a DECADE of experience with ELECTIONS…and the PNCite has ZERO!!O judgement, thou art fled to brutish beasts!!…of (Chief?) Justice PattersonGECOM’s Patterson said it was a ‘slip of the pen’ when he claimed he was once “Chief Justice” of Grenada.With his pronouncement on the ‘gonads” of the Opposition Leader, is he now arrogating medical credentials?? read more

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WS Tyler and Major Wire form global screening alliance

first_imgGermany’s Haver & Boecker, owner of St Catharines, Ontario-based WS Tyler Canada, and Montreal-based Major Wire Industries have reached an agreement to establish a global screening alliance starting on January 1, 2012. Bringing together their collective experience of more than 250 years in screening and a broad product line involving vibrating screens, washing and pelletising equipment and screen media, the two companies said the alliance “seeks to expand growth opportunities while further strengthening their current capabilities with customers throughout North America and globally.” Representing its parent company Haver & Boecker, WS Tyler will initially acquire a 40% share of Major Wire Industries on January 1, 2012, and purchase the remaining 60% in 2016.In North America, WS Tyler has Canadian facilities in St Catharines, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta, and a US facility in Salisbury, North Carolina, while Major Wire has operations in the Montreal area and a US facility in Puyallup, Washington. WS Tyler management has asked Major Wire to manage its Salisbury woven wire facility with the intent to serve Major Wire’s extensive dealer network throughout the US and in Latin America. All remaining operations for both companies within North America and globally will continue to operate independently. WS Tyler and Major Wire dealers and representatives throughout the world will also continue serving their respective customers and prospects.last_img read more

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Mauritanian troops accidentally shoot their president

first_imgMAURITANIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMED Ould Abdel Aziz has been flown to a hospital in Paris, after he was shot and wounded when soldiers “accidentally” fired on his convoy near his country’s capital Nouakchott.The president’s plane landed at Orly airport south of the French capital and the 55-year-old president was whisked to Percy hospital for treatment. He had already undergone an operation at home to remove a bullet following Saturday’s shooting.A pale-looking Aziz, who has in the past been targeted by Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in his country, earlier appeared on television from his hospital bed in Nouakchott, telling Mauritanians the surgery had been a “success”.“I want to reassure them about my health after this incident, which was committed in error by a military unit,” he said.File image of  Mauritanian soldiers. Image by Candace Feit/AP/Press Association Images.Mauritanian Foreign Minister Hamadi Ould Hamadi said Saturday’s shooting had no political impact in the impoverished northwest African nation.A security source had earlier said that the president, a former general who has been in power since leading an August 2008 military coup, had been directly targeted in the incident.Communications Minister Hamdi Mahjoub played down the shooting, saying Aziz was only “slightly wounded” and that the soldiers had not realised it was the presidential convoy.In Mauritania, opposition lawmakers accuse Aziz of despotism and mismanagement in the largely desert nation.They also charge that he has failed to heed commitments made in the Dakar accords that led to his election in 2009, a year after he seized power in a coup d’etat.The opposition wants a transition government to take over from Aziz and find a way out of the crisis, dealing with issues such as unemployment, slavery and attacks on human rights.Aziz, who headed the presidential guard before the coup, has insisted he will not resign, despite a series of opposition protests.Read: Ex-Gaddafi official arrested in Mauritania >last_img read more

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FREE Clothing Giveaway Hosted By Nikiski Middle High School

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As many students prepare to start the new school year, they clean out their closets and wardrobe. When they find things they do not need or want any longer, they should keep in mind those in need. KPBSD anticipates serving over 100 students who are homeless this year; already over 50 students are enrolled in the coming year. The Nikiski Middle High School Torch Club & Keystone members are hosting a “FREE Clothing Giveaway” August 6th, 7th, & 8th from 9-3pm at Nikiski Middle High School Library. Last year, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District reported an increase in students who lack a permanent, stable, and adequate place to sleep at night or adequate clothing for school.center_img The clothing drive will donate to local students in need at the start of the school year. The organization in charge of the clothing drive, is seeking socks, shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts for students who are in need. There will also be free limited school supplies for those in need. Contact Renee Payment at 776-9436.last_img read more

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Motorcycle Collisions Claim 5 Lives This Year In Southcentral

first_imgDownload AudioA string of motorcycle collisions have taken five lives in the Southcentral area since April. The state Department of Public Safety wants motorists to be aware of the dangers of motorcycling , as May is the state – designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.Adds like this one running on YouTube and the department of public safety web site, stress training and caution for both motorcyclists and automobile drivers:“Wear protective clothing. Avoid lane spreading. Assume other drivers won’t see you. Ride defensively and within your experience level, and consider taking a training course. Drivers: treat motorcycles like full size vehicles, especially when turning or passing, and follow at a greater distance. And everyone, make sure to follow all traffic. Keep the rubber side down. “Early spring weather and lots of sun has brought motorcyclists out on the roads the last couple of weeks in the Anchorage area. And too many lives have been lost in accidents involving motorcycles already.   On a narrow highway shoulder near Palmer last week, riders lined up for an impromptu memorial service at the site of an accident on May 3 that claimed the lives of three members of the Harley Owners Group Alaska Chapter. They placed flowers and flags at the site. Roy Kallander is one of the riders“A  young man, probably devastated, that was making this turn here, that got pushed into the oncoming traffic, which happened to be our friends. Wonderful people. We’ve spent a lot of time with these people over the years, and certainly are really missing them and hurting really bad. So it gives us a chance to come together and hopefully to help grieving family members. “ James and Sabrina Carlyle of Wasilla, both riding on one motorcycle, were killed in that wreck, as was Elaine Loew of Anchorage. A fourth rider was unhurt.Four of the five motorcycle fatalities so far this year have happened in the Matanuska Susitna Borough. Cameron MacDonald, 28, was killed when an alleged drunken driver collided with MacDonald’s Yamaha bike on a Wasilla roadway in April. The driver of the Jeep that hit MacDonald has been charged with manslaughter. And an Anchorage man, 27 year old Robert Firlan, was killed at a motorcycle collision at a downtown intersection. During the entire year of 2013, there were nine fatalities due to motorcycle accidents.last_img read more

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Former AIADMK MPs wife killed over property dispute in Chennai police suspect

first_imgGetty Images [Representational Image]Former AIADMK MP R Kulanthaivelu’s wife was allegedly murdered by their son over a property dispute on Sunday. Rathinam, 63, was allegedly stabbed in the chest by her 35-year-old son Praveen at her residence in Sixth Avenue of Besant Nagar in Chennai. The police have initiated a manhunt for Praveen, who is absconding.The couple had two children – Sudha and Praveen. Praveen had married a Polish woman some years back and was settled in London, while Sudha was living with her family at Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu. Praveen did his studies in London and had only come last month to meet Rathinam.Rathinam had made a distress call to Sudha before the crime was committed on Sunday. She told Sudha that Praveen was creating a scene by demanding his share from the family property and was threatening to kill her if she doesn’t give it to him.According to the police, Sudha heard her brother abusing their mother on phone. She had asked Rathinam to call one of their relatives to come to rescue her, but by the time she could say anything, the call was disconnected.Nervous about the incident, Sudha called one of her relatives residing at Thoraipakkam and asked him to go check up on her mother. The relative went to their house and saw that the door was locked from outside and was covered in blood stains.The relative quickly informed some of the neighbours and they inquired the police about the incident. The police rushed to the spot and found the victim’s lifeless body with strangulation marks.Her mortal remains were shifted to a government hospital in Royapettah for post-mortem. The police have issued look-out notice for Praveen at all airports and other transportation hubs.last_img read more

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AMD launches 999 Radeon HD 7990 with 8 games 86 billion transistors

first_imgThe graphics card everyone has been talking about lately is the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan. Not only because of the performance on offer, but due to its $1,000 price tag. Now AMD has decided to join in offering a graphics card at that price point, but it looks to be much better value for money.The new card is called the Radeon HD 7990. It’s basically two 7970s on a single card, giving a total of 8.6 billion transistors. The card is clocked at 1GHz, has 4,096 stream processors, 6GB GDDR5 memory, and a computer performance rated at 8.2 TFLOPS. It can handle up to 6 displays, 4K resolutions, and is meant to be a much quieter card (37.8 dBAs) despite having dual GPUs and the cooling they require.According to an extensive review over at our sister site ExtremeTech, the performance of the 7990 is on a par with the GTX 690 or two GTX 680s in an SLI configuration. But what pushes the 7990 to the front of the pack is the value on offer. That value stems from the included Never Settle bundle of games, which in this case includes 8 titles.Those 8 games are:BioShock InfiniteCrysis 3Deus Ex: Human RevolutionFar Cry 3Far Cry 3: Blood DragonHitman: AbsolutionSleeping DogsTomb RaiderSo it’s the same price as a Titan, but you get $300 worth of games to play thrown in for free. That’s going to be a no-brainer for most consumers considering spending that much on a new graphics card, unless of course they are already up-to-date with their game purchases.Now read: Metro: Last Light requires a GeForce GTX Titan to run optimallylast_img read more

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Xbox One Kinect teardown reveals lots of user replaceable parts

first_imgYour first thought may not be to pick up a screwdriver if something ever goes wrong with the new Xbox One Kinect, but if you go that route it looks like most of the individual parts are easy to replace.The new version of Microsoft’s living room camera is included with every Xbox One purchase, whether you want one or not. While it was originally going to be mandatory to use Kinect with the Xbox One, we now know that the console will just annoy you a little startup by telling you it isn’t connected.If you do decide to use the new Kinect, and it falls from whatever perch you have it rested on during a particularly rough gaming session, don’t worry. Microsoft may not have made the hard drive in the Xbox One particularly easy to get to, but it looks like the team responsible for the Kinect had some other ideas in mind. For an accessory that has been used for countless hacks and fun experiments, it looks like Microsoft has made this new version particularly easy to fix in case anything goes wrong.Those crazy iFixit guys have been steadily pulling apart Microsoft’s latest console and accessories, and when they reached the Kinect it revealed a couple of really interesting engineering decisions. The first was the fan and massive heatsink built into the tiny device, which looks quite easy to replace once you get past the plastic casing. This could also mean that your Kinect could get noisy after a couple of months if it gets loaded down with dust, but either way you’d be able to take care of it yourself with relative ease.The fan isn’t alone in being easy to replace either, as it looks like both of the cameras are on their own little boards that come out very quickly. This could mean that if you damage your sensor by angrily throwing your controller, you’d be able to go the cheaper route and replace the sensor instead of the whole unit.All together iFixit gave the Kinect a 6 out of 10 for repairability, but noted that the things you would want to replace on this unit are all very easy to get to. Everything else is integrated, so if the board dies for some reason you’d be better suited to just replacing the unit unfortunately.last_img read more

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What is happening to LGBT rights in South Africa

first_img“When I was growing up, unqingili (a gay person) would not have stood in front  of me. I would knock him out,” Zuma is quoted as having said. He was speaking at Heritage Day celebrations in KwaDukuza.Although he later apologised, South African commentator Darin Graham has remarked on the duplicity at force in South African society when it comes to acknowledging and advocating for gay people.“Though South Africa has progressive laws for LGBT+ people – what’s on paper does speak for the reality of how things are,” said journalist and South African native Darin Graham to PinkNews.“And what’s really sad is that because of the advanced legal frameworks, some LGBT+ Africans facing unprecedented violence in their countries come to South Africa seeking refuge only to find that in many communities in the country – homophobia is rife and support is almost non-existent.And like Zuma’s comments indicate, there are a host of wider cultural issues at play that affect how homosexuality is seen in a multicultural country like South Africa.“There are also problems among other groups like the Afrikaner community. A lot Afrikaans families are very traditional and young LGBT Afrikaners are often forced to hide their identities from their families. Some are disowned by their parents and in South Africa, there is hardly any support or welfare for them. It’s not like in Britain – where there are some options available out there that people can fall back in really bad times. In South Africa, there is nothing and the sad reality is that a lot of these people end up on the streets, turn to drugs or sex work because they have no other choice.”“I think in some areas it is getting worse, and in others it is improving. In places like the Eastern Cape, the home of the amaXhosa, the need for services to help LGBT people and their protection is imminent. LGBT people living there are three times more likely to be attacked then anywhere else in the country,” said Graham.The future for South AfricaThe likes of the Hate Crimes Working Group are vying to establish hate crime legislation in order to establish protections and justice for LGBT people.“Twenty-four years into democracy, we still don’t have a government that responds to this need,” said lead researcher Joan Nel to www.mambaonline.com.“Why is it that in 2018… it is up to civil society with its limited resources to do this sort of research?” asked said compiler of the report, Yolanda Mitchell, to the South African publication.“We need a hate crime law to understand the problem in a country like ours, where we are sitting with massive inequality and massive divisions.”For Darin Graham, a wider cultural push with the production of films like Inexba The Wound will start the conversations that will join together South Africans from all walks of life.“There are a lot of organisations working very hard in South Africa to fight against a lot of these problems and I think actually, Inxeba in a way, has sparked up conversation and debate in South Africa and actually a lot of people from within these communities have come out and stood up for LGBT+ people and I think that is a very positive thing.”I hope when the new president and administration comes into power, services and support for LGBT people in South Africa improves, because President Zuma has done little for them,” he added.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… And one of the most horrific hate crimes of all time saw married lesbian couple Joey and Anisha van Niekerk beaten, tortured, raped and then set alight, resulting in the loss of their lives in a devastating case that has shaken the country.Most recently, protests broke out in Johannesburg after the a film that discusses gay men within the Xhosa community ‘Inexba The Wound’ was set to be screened in a local cinema.While South Africa may have been one of the first countries in the world to introduce LGBT rights into its constitution, the nation holds a complicated relationship with its LGBT community.South Africa’s LGBT historySouth Africa’s homophobia is a colonial export.Sexual activity between men was prohibited until 1994, with the age of consent was set at 19 for all same-sex sexual conduct, regardless of gender.In May 1996, South Africa became the first jurisdiction in the world to provide constitutional protection to LGBT people, via section 9(3), which disallows discrimination on race, gender, sexual orientation and other grounds.And although the country legalised same-sex marriage in 2006, an aggressive scheme of discrimination is still in place in the country – and it affects some members of the community more than others.(Facebook/joey van nierkerk)Hate crimes and corrective rapesAs seen in the case of the van Nierkerks, discrimination in particular against lesbian women is still rife in some rural areas of South Africa.In targeted hate crimes, some gay women are subjected to “corrective rape”, with black lesbians in poor townships under significant risk.According a five-year report by the Hate Crimes Working Group, the most discriminated against group in South Africa are the LGBT community, with 35% of hate crimes reported coming from LGBT+ people.The personal and the politicalAlthough constitutionally LGBT+ South Africans are protected, the perception of the community on a local and national scale is in flux.President Jacob Zuma may have legalised same-sex marriage in 2017 in the country, but has been known to make hostile comments against LGBT people. A surge in LGBT-targeted violence, including corrective rapes, and the murder of a lesbian couple who were raped, tortured, murdered and then set alight has caused an uproar across the nation.While one couple were ‘abused and told to stay naked by police’ in a horrific viral video, a South African church has been accused of beating gay men half to death and forcing them to pay for ‘damages’ after they realised his sexuality.  2016 IGLTA Honors announced annual awardsLGBT history will be made at the Rio Olympics, starting with the first same-sex married couple to compete in the gamesLGBT tourists now welcome with open arms in SeychellesPINK NEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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