Gaystraight bill could allow covert sex ed Alberta United Conservatives

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s United Conservatives say they’re concerned the government is using a bill on gay-straight alliances to prepare for kids to be taught sex education without parents being told.“Now is the time for the government to reassure Albertans that they have no intention of coming after their rights as parents,” United Conservative critic Mike Ellis told the legislature Thursday.“Now is the time for the government to prove that it doesn’t have anything up its sleeve.”The bill makes it illegal for school officials to tell parents when a child joins an alliance.Ellis, saying it would clear up the issue, proposed an amendment.Premier Rachel Notley’s New Democrats, using their majority, rejected the amendment on the grounds the bill already makes it clear that student-led social clubs such as gay-straight alliances do not teach the sex-ed curriculum and therefore are exempt from automatic parental notification required by law.“Health lessons, for example, are taught in health class, but GSAs are peer support groups. There’s a clear differentiation there,” said Education Minister David Eggen.Ellis said it’s a grey area given teacher instructional documents for the alliances talk about bringing in speakers or holding educational activities.Gay-straight alliances are peer-support clubs set up by students to promote understanding and help LGBTQ kids feel safe and free from bullying.They have been lightning rods of debate in Alberta given they overlap the areas of religion, education, parent and student rights.Debate was renewed this past spring when Jason Kenney, before he became leader of the United Conservatives, said parents should be notified if their children joined a gay-straight alliance unless that put a child at risk.Advocates say it must remain a child’s choice to tell anyone, including parents, about his or her sexuality.The NDP has labelled Kenney’s stance a cynical, cruel Trojan horse — advocating for the alliances while promising changes that would, in effect, scare away students from joining them.Kenney said the bill diverts attention from other issues such as the budget deficit and mounting public debt.Earlier this week, he said teachers are in the best position to decide whether to notify parents if a child joins an alliance.The Alberta Teachers’ Association supports the bill. It argues that having a student — not teachers — inform parents of participation in a gay-straight alliance s the best way to ensure safety and privacy.The NDP say the United Conservatives want to out students, but Ellis told the legislature the party believes parental notification is not mandatory so they are not advocating outing students.On Wednesday, Notley labelled that reasoning “fundamentally dishonest” and “Orwellian doublespeak.”“If you’re going to vote against this bill, own why it is you are voting against this bill — you believe that adults should have the right to out gay kids against their will,” said Notley.“You know as well as I do that only one person and one person only has the right to out a gay kid.“And that, of course, is the kid.”last_img read more

US not dictatorship time for Congress to commit on NAFTA Liberal MP

first_imgOTTAWA – Donald Trump needs to butt out as a hovering presence over the North American Free Trade Agreement talks and U.S. lawmakers must come clean about what they really think of the deal, says a veteran Liberal MP.Bob Nault, who heads the House of Commons foreign affairs committee, will be taking his blunt assessment directly to Capitol Hill in the coming days.Nault leads an all-party delegation of Canadian parliamentarians south of the border this week for meetings with their legislative counterparts — first to Mexico City and later in the week, Washington.The visit comes amid the full court press already being mounted by the Trudeau government, which includes sending cabinet ministers to key U.S. states, and pushing the premiers to reach out to their top customers and American state counterparts to save NAFTA.The recently-ended fourth round of NAFTA has stoked major fears the 23-year-old trade deal could end with a U.S. withdrawal because American negotiators tabled potentially deal-killing proposals on dairy, autos and other issues that Ottawa views as non-starters.Nault says the time has come to start asking members of the U.S. Congress a very basic question.“I’m going to Mexico and the United States to get one question answered that’s on everyone’s mind: do people want a NAFTA deal or not?” he said in an interview.“The role that Congress plays is very, very important and if the government of the United States and its representatives is not interested in the deal they should probably tell us and not put forward pieces of work that they know we would never agree to at the negotiating table.”Nault also took aim at Trump directly for his anti-trade, tear-up-NAFTA-rhetoric, which is an area where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland have navigated carefully.“The last time I looked, the U.S. is not a dictatorship, and neither is Canada or Mexico. So this isn’t about one individual, whether it is the president of the United States or the prime minister of Canada.”Nault said the virtual presence that Trump has at the negotiating tables — through social media even though he’s not physically in the room — is an unprecedented phenomenon, at least in the three decades the Ontario Liberal MP has been in politics.And, he added, that’s just not helpful.“My recommendation to him and his administration is to let the negotiators do their job, and do it quickly with a very firm understanding of what the direction is,” said Nault.“I don’t see any rationale for suggesting it’s a bad deal — they’re going to rip it up, they’re going to give notice and those kinds of tactics. I don’t think it really works for anybody.”The gap that has emerged between the U.S. positions and those of Mexico and Canada has now raised the stakes for elected politicians in all three countries, he said.Nault said the time has come for lawmakers in all three countries to “play their role signalling to their governments that they support or don’t support NAFTA or renewed NAFTA.”Nault’s tough talk is not part of a good-cop, bad-cop strategy by the Trudeau government. As the head of a parliamentary committee, Nault said he and his fellow Conservative and New Democrat members enjoy a degree of autonomy to speak on behalf of the people they were elected to represent.He also dismissed any suggestion that a harder-edged approach in the U.S. could do more harm than good.“I think Canadians are a little too polite for their own good. And when you’re talking about a business deal, it’s not about your charm or your politeness,” said Nault.“I think we’re sending that message through Chrystia Freeland. But I think it wouldn’t hurt to send it more.”Freeland spoke directly to Americans herself on Sunday, appearing on a CNN talk show, where she was asked whether she thought the U.S. was trying to sabotage NAFTA.“Canada is kind of like the girl next door. It’s easy to take us for granted,” she said.Freeland recalled what Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi once told her during an interview.“Always assume positive intent from your counter-party. You don’t always have positive intent. But you should assume it,” she said.“If one party has a winner-take-all attitude then it’s not going to work.”last_img read more

New UN Internet campaign to eradicate violence against women launched

“One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime,” she said in a statement. “This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time.”Despite the pervasiveness of the issue, Ms. Kidman said that “it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.”She urged people to add their names to the campaign – which will run until 8 March 2008, International Women’s Day – and say “no” to violence against women.“The more names we collect, the stronger our case to make ending violence against women a top priority for governments everywhere.”Today’s launch follows yesterday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, commemorated annually on 25 November.While nearly 90 countries have laws on domestic violence and many more have national action plans or strategies to bring an end to the pandemic, “implementation of these laws is often insufficient,” UNIFEM Acting Executive Director Joanne Sandler said in New York.“Impunity for perpetrators is the rule rather than the exception; so many women still fear to speak out because they know that justice remains elusive,” she added.Ms. Sandler highlighted the work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, which is administered by UNIFEM and has supported over 250 innovative programmes in more than 100 countries in the past decade.Recipients of the Fund’s grants “are showing how to address the interlinkages of violence against women and HIV/AIDS, how to involve men and boys in ending violence against women and how to reach marginalized groups – such as rural indigenous women – so that they, too, can benefit from improved laws and policies on ending violence against women,” she said.Despite the problem’s scope, the Fund has receive in excess of $100 million in requests, but was only able to secure $5 million for grant-making last year, unlike the Trust Fund to End HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which draws on billions of dollars.Also launched today was a UNIFEM report on gender-based violence entitled “NO MORE!!!!! The right of Women to live a Life Free from Violence in Latin American and the Caribbean.”The new study notes that between 1990 and 2007, nearly 900 Chilean women were killed, mostly by their partners or ex-partners, while in the Bahamas in 2000, almost half of all murders committed were feminicides – women being killed at the hands of their partners or because of their gender status – and rose to 44 per cent in 2001 and 53 per cent in 2002.“The negative synergy between institutional weakness and patriarchal culture favour and provoke impunity,” the report noted. “These factors are causes and consequences of the lack of power of women and girls.”The scope of the problem detailed in the report “represents only the tip of the iceberg of the many women affected who remain hidden behind silent statistics, social tolerance and impunity,” Marijke Velzeboer-Salcedo, Chief of the Latin American and Caribbean Section at UNIFEM, said at a press briefing today.Calling on governments to take greater action, the report also appealed to international organizations, civil society and the media to promote the eradication of violence against women and an end to impunity for those who commit such crimes. 26 November 2007United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman became the first today to add her name to a new Internet campaign aimed at eliminating violence against women. read more

Federal lawsuit Missouri mom says Juul targets teens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri mother is suing Juul Labs, Inc. in federal court, accusing the electronic cigarette company of developing a marketing strategy that targets teenagers.The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City seeks class action status. It contends Juul sought to portray its e-cigarettes as trendsetting and stylish.The Kansas City Star reports that Juul denies the allegation, saying it never marketed to youth and doesn’t want non-nicotine users to try their products. California-based Juul said in a statement that it launched an aggressive plan last year to combat underage vaping.Mindy Boyd of Clay County, Missouri, alleges in the complaint that her 14-year-old daughter started vaping with Juul products in 2018. The lawsuit claims the teen became addicted to nicotine and hasn’t been able to quit.___Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.comThe Associated Press read more

Wofford Is Playing A Lot Bigger Than It Is

Wofford compares favorably to other mid-major contendersTeams from conferences that had played fewer than three tournament games per year and were seeded No. 8 or better in the men’s NCAA Tournament, based on key KenPom efficiency stats, 2000-19 YearTeamConfSeedOff.RkDef.RkDiff.Rk 2019WoffordSoCon7118.51197.763+20.819 Adjusted Efficiency Metrics 2011George MasonCAA8113.32895.044+18.326 2005PacificBig West8113.52799.393+14.240 2012Murray St.OVC6110.25195.142+15.138 2012St. Mary’sWCC7114.42098.997+15.536 2011ButlerHorizon8112.33497.369+15.044 Source: KenPom.com 2010ButlerHorizon5110.84990.718+20.022 Tiny Wofford has posted a 118.5 adjusted offensive efficiency, better than all of those high-seeded mid-majors except St. Mary’s in 2016-17. The Terriers’ No. 19 ranking in Ken Pomeroy’s metrics indicates that they’re actually underseeded. In fact, they resemble the profile of the most famous Southern Conference darling, a Davidson team with a star shooter named Stephen Curry.Entering the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Davidson was 30th in adjusted offense, 25th in adjusted defense and 18th overall. Today, Wofford is 11th in offense, 63rd in defense and 19th overall. Davidson finished 27th in effective field-goal percentage, while Wofford is fourth. Neither team went to the foul line much — Davidson was 332nd in free-throw rate; Wofford is 303rd — but both compensated by limiting turnovers, taking lots of 3-pointers and making a high percentage of those threes. Both teams ran the table in the SoCon.Sunday was kind to little guys everywhere, from Wofford to Buffalo (a similarly threatening No. 6 seed in the West) to Belmont (which earned an at-large bid from the Ohio Valley Conference). But no team has Wofford’s combination of firepower, efficiency and relative obscurity.Mid-major conferences have had looks at the top 20 in Pomeroy’s rankings — Wichita State from the Missouri Valley in 2014, San Diego State from the Mountain West in 2011 — but even in that company, Wofford and the Southern Conference would be considered lower-profile in every way. In the NCAA’s 2016 revenue distribution based on tournament success, the Southern received a smaller share than any other conference except the Big Sky, with which it tied at $1.56 million. The conference with the biggest share — the Big Ten — received $25.82 million.The Terriers have been to the tourney before, positioned as a double-digit seed underdog in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. In 2010, they were tied at 49 against No. 4 seed Wisconsin with 1:17 left. They didn’t score again and lost 53-49. In 2015, they were tied at 53 with No. 5 seed Arkansas with 1:55 left. They didn’t score again and lost 56-53.Mike Young’s team has since developed into one that’s built to pull off an upset or two in the next couple of weeks. Wofford has followed the collegewide trend of increased reliance on the 3-point shot. The Terriers are second in America from 3-point range, shooting 41.6 percent, and 43.5 percent of their shots are from deep. Since 2002, only two tournament-bound mid-majors shot a higher percentage from three than Wofford did this season. In 2012, Doug McDermott and No. 8 seed Creighton knocked out Alabama before running into top-seeded North Carolina, and in 2010, hot-shooting Cornell made the Sweet 16 as a No. 12 seed after upsetting Temple and Wisconsin. 2007ButlerHorizon5118.11097.150+21.014 2017St. Mary’sWCC7118.91594.322+24.614 True to the reputation of an overlooked mid-major, when the Wofford Terriers were headed for the Southern Conference tournament earlier this month, they refused to take anything for granted. As dominant as the Terriers were, the persistent refrain from Spartanburg, South Carolina, was that Wofford would not feel safe on Selection Sunday without a tournament title and an automatic bid to the Big Dance.Those worries were built on years of heartbreak from small schools whose surprise losses in conference tournaments nullified dominant seasons. No team from the Southern Conference has been given an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Despite finishing the regular season 26-4 and ranking 14th in the NCAA’s NET metric, Wofford was vulnerable.But the concern proved to be unnecessary. Wofford defeated its three conference tournament foes just as it won its 18 regular-season league games, and based on the way Sunday went, it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. This is no ordinary mid-major underdog. It’s official now: Wofford is going to the NCAA Tournament as one of the most dangerous mid-major teams this century.A No. 7 seed in the Midwest region, the Terriers are a rare breed of March upstart. They are the highest-seeded Southern Conference team since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Other than powerhouse Gonzaga, just five schools this century have earned top-eight seeds in the NCAA Tournament from conferences that had played fewer than three tournament games per year.1This excludes the ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, Conference USA, Big East/American Athletic, Missouri Valley, WAC and Mountain West. They are Pacific, Murray State, George Mason, St. Mary’s (twice) and Butler (four times). To power that offense, Wofford has a shooting threat capable of being a star in this tournament: Fletcher Magee, who’s just two 3-pointers shy of the all-time career record for made threes. Every March explosion needs a spark, just like Creighton had McDermott, Davidson had Curry and Murray State had Isaiah Canaan in 2012. Magee’s work ethic has become mythical in Spartanburg, where they tell tales of the guard who practices in the dark to work on his feel. He once shot in his driveway in the middle of the night, setting cushions under the hoop to muffle the sound.As for any comparison to the other hot-shooting SoCon star? “I don’t like to compare players,” Young told The Athletic in 2017, “but in terms of Fletch’s ability to score and do it as efficiently as he’s doing it, from all points on the floor, let’s just say it reminds me of someone.” The mid-major energy and the streaky shooting are familiar, too.The history of mid-major success in the NCAA tournament is what makes March Madness so special. Loyola of Chicago became the latest stunner last season when it reached the Final Four as a No. 11 seed from the Missouri Valley. If Wofford makes a similar run, nobody should be shocked.Check out our latest March Madness predictions. 2008ButlerHorizon7116.11696.856+19.326 read more

Shannon Scott Sam Thompson starting lineup switch having its benefits for Ohio

Junior guard Shannon Scott (3) attempts a jump shot during a game against Purdue Feb. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 67-49.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor most athletes, being relegated to the bench is a punishment. It is something that signifies failure to perform up to their coach’s standards.But Ohio State men’s basketball’s Shannon Scott isn’t most players. After starting each of the Buckeyes’ first 21 games this season, the junior guard approached coach Thad Matta and asked to be taken out of the starting lineup.“Shannon came to me and said, ‘Hey, coach, I wouldn’t mind coming off the bench.’ Kind of tells you what kind of kid he is,” Matta said after OSU’s 59-58 win against Wisconsin Feb. 1.Scott “wanted to get Sam (Thompson) going a little bit,” with the junior forward replacing him in the starting lineup, Matta said.Since the change was made, the No. 22 Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5), have rattled off three consecutive wins — two coming against ranked opponents on the road. But despite the switch being made to benefit Thompson, it has actually been Scott’s play that has taken off.“I like the way Shannon’s playing right now,” Matta said Monday. “I think that he’s … I don’t know, things have kind of slowed down a little bit for him in his mind and he’s making great reads, he’s making great decisions and he’s just bringing a lot of intensity, a lot of energy onto the court. And he’s playing at the end of the game … nothing’s really changed.”Going into the game against Wisconsin, Scott had been averaging 7.5 points per game and had only managed 19 total points in OSU’s previous five games. In the three games since, Scott has been averaging 9.7 points per game and hasn’t scored fewer than nine points in any game.Before OSU took down Purdue 67-49 Friday, Scott said he has seen an improvement in his game with the added motivation of coming off the bench.“I think I got my edge back a little bit. I know coming off the bench, (I’ve) gotta bring a spark to the team so I feel like now that’s my role,” Scott said. “And if I’m able to do that by being aggressive, I gotta keep doing that every game.”The inverse of the switch in roles, Thompson, hasn’t played as well since being introduced to the starting lineup. Thompson is averaging 6.3 points per game in the three games he has started, down from the 7.3 he was averaging coming in to the Feb. 1 game in Madison, Wis.Thompson said ever since becoming a starter, things haven’t felt the same in the early stages of the games.“It was a little bit of a different feeling. I don’t know how much my role changed, only because our goals are still the same,” Thompson said Feb. 3. “At the start of that game (against Wisconsin), we still wanted to execute in the first four minutes like we always do, whether I was starting or not. But it definitely felt a little bit different. I can’t say that it gave the team a boost. Shannon’s a great player so I don’t think there’s too much of (a) trade-off there, but from a personal standpoint it felt a little bit different.”Matta said although Scott has been playing well on offense, it has been his defensive presence that has made a big difference off the bench.“I love the way Shannon’s playing right now, just in terms of energy and coming in and he’s really (given) us a spark in terms of his energy on defense,” Matta said Friday. “He came in and deflected three balls right out of the chute.”Another player who has seen his scoring increase in the wake of Matta’s lineup change is senior guard Aaron Craft.Scott’s backcourt partner has been averaging 10.3 points per game in the last three, up from 9.2 before the winning streak.Craft said the mentality Scott has had since coming off the bench has been beneficial to the whole team.“Shannon played great … His pull-up jumper and just being aggressive on offense is something that we need him to do, regardless of who’s on the floor,” Craft said Feb. 3. “He’s got shooters on the floor, he’s got a bigger lineup, that’s what we need him to do. That’s what we’re trying to get across to him, day in and day out. So hopefully it continues on and he keeps that mindset.”Scott, Thompson and Craft get their next chance to perform on the court Tuesday at 9 p.m., when the Buckeyes are scheduled to host their archrival, No. 15 Michigan (17-6, 9-2). read more

FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero

first_imgFBI DIRECTOR JAMES Comey has said he does not consider Edward Snowden worthy of being called a whistleblower or hero, and was baffled by reports granting him the label.The federal criminal investigation and intelligence chief swiftly dismissed calls for clemency issued by The New York Times and The Guardian newspapers, which said Snowden had done the United States a service by exposing the vast scope of secret digital surveillance run by the National Security Agency.“I see the government operating the way the founders intended,” Comey told a small group of reporters, “so I have trouble applying the whistleblower label to… someone who basically disagrees with the way our government is structured and operates.”Reports based on Snowden’s leaked files have revealed a global dragnet run by Washington and its allies in the English-speaking world, scooping up internet traffic and telephone call logs.The revelations triggered outrage, including from some telecoms users and foreign governments targeted in the indiscriminate sweeps, and it has touched off a political and legal debate in the United States.While Snowden remains in Moscow, protected under a one-year grant of political asylum, US courts have begun examining the legality of the snooping and the White House has carried out an internal review.FBI Director James Comey (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Comey did not detail US evidence against Snowden, a former NSA contractor who has been charged under the Espionage Act.“Whistleblowers are very important,” he said. I struggle to understand how you can apply the hero whistleblower label to that kind of information, so it confuses me.US lawmakers, citing a confidential Pentagon report, warned that Snowden’s theft of 1.7 million secret documents could potentially put US military forces in “lethal” danger worldwide.“Snowden handed terrorists a copy of our country’s playbook and now we are paying the price,” the House Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger said.We have begun to see terrorists changing their methods because of the leaks and this report indicates that the harm to our country and its citizens will only continue to endure.The lawmakers’ reaction to the report came on the same day President Barack Obama met with US lawmakers, including critics of the NSA surveillance operations, to discuss possible reforms to the programs.Frustration in a storm of revelationsComey refused to comment on a European Parliament panel’s decision to approve plans to hold a hearing via video-link from Russia with Snowden.“We have a criminal case and charges are pending against Mr Snowden,” the federal police chief simply said.Republican Representative Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, warned that such a hearing would hurt US-European relations.Comey stressed his “frustration in that sort of a storm that’s engulfed all of our public life on this question about intelligence authorities.”The FBI director, who was received on Wednesday as Obama finalises a decision on how to rein in NSA spying sweeps in the wake of the Snowden revelations, made clear his disagreement with the president’s review group.The review panel called on Obama to place new checks on the FBI’s use of national security letters to obtain financial and subscriber data, which Comey warned would cause a “delay” in investigations.“I don’t think it captured what I think is one of the most important themes… that the intelligence community is working within lawful bounds,” Comey said.“NSLs is one of the most regular thing the FBI does and I don’t see anything that is broken today.”The FBI chief stressed that the NSLs were an important tool to look into people expressing violent views online.But “being able to do it in a reasonably expeditious way is very important to us,” he added.I don’t know why you’d introduce the changes the review board has mentioned… and why you’d make national security investigations harder in that respect than criminal investigations.The review panel also urged the Obama administration to require high-level approval and stricter review of possible eavesdropping on foreign leaders, taking into account the potential risks of spying on friendly nations.Revelations that the NSA had tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone triggered a diplomatic firestorm. The leaders of Brazil and Mexico were also targeted, along with French and Spanish phone records, according to files leaked by Snowden.- © AFP, 2014Read: US judge rules NSA phone surveillance lawful > Read: Edward Snowden declares ‘mission accomplished’ on leaks > Read: ‘Privacy matters’: Here’s Edward Snowden’s Alternative Christmas message >last_img read more

Greek child migrants saved by the Red Cross

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Many migrants used the Australian Red Cross Tracing Service to find children displaced after the Greek Civil War. In a joint project between the Australian Red Cross, the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney, an exhibition is being convened in 2015 to commemorate 100 years of the Australian Red Cross International Tracing Service. As part of this project, Dr Ruth Balint (UNSW) and Dr Milissa Dietz (UWS) are interested in talking to family members about their personal experience of using the Australian Red Cross International Tracing Service, particularly around the story of the missing Greek children.Ruth Balint is an historian at the University of NSW working as a project leader on the Red Cross tracing service centenary exhibition with the Australian Red Cross. Neos Kosmos contacted her to find out more about the survey and exhibition. “In 1950, 190 such children were traced by the Red Cross tracing service in Yugoslavia and flown out to Australia,” Dr Ruth Balint tells Neos Kosmos. “We are hoping to hear from families who might have experienced this history and used the tracing service to reunite with loved ones.” One thing to be clear about is that this is not the same as the International Tracing Service in Germany which was also used by a number of people after WWII. This notice refers specifically to the Australian Red Cross tracing service. One of the interesting examples of the history of the tracing service involved the episode of the kidnap of around 23,000 children during the Greek Civil War who were taken over the Greek border to Soviet satellite countries. Some of these children had fathers who had earlier migrated to Australia, and whose wives joined them. Subsequently, parents begged the Red Cross to reunite them with their lost children. “We would like to obtain the temporary use of objects related to stories of Greek child migrants who were tracked using the ITS and talk to family members regarding any recollections or family stories they may have around the tracing service,” Dr Balint explains.“The issue for us is that we need to decide on the stories to go into the exhibition by the end of January, so any assistance in getting the word out soon would be appreciated.”Please contact Dr Jayne Persian at the University of New South Wales if you are interested in sharing your stories and/or objects j.persian@unsw.edu.au or call 0404 880 141last_img read more

The Gifted S2 Finale Recap Death Destruction Hope for Season 3

first_img It’s always bittersweet when a show with a short season like this ends. The lower episode count often makes for better, tighter story arcs, but we’re always sad to see it go. With another massive mutant attack on the horizon, we begin the episode by flashing back to the last one. No surprise, it basically set the Strucker family on the path they are now. After witnessing the attack, a Reed Strucker (with semi-convincing young makeup) decides to join the Mutant Crimes Division. From there, we know the rest of the story. He joins Sentinel Services, and his kids are compelled to hide their mutant powers from him until all hell breaks loose. Man, the pilot was fun wasn’t it? Good memories.In the present, the next attack won’t come as quite a surprise. The Underground is preparing for Reeva’s next move, whatever it may be. Not that it helps much. Her next move turns out to be to once again use the Purifiers to do her dirty work. She has them set up shop right outside where the Underground is staying. They know about the plan to destroy the Sentinel Services building, and Reeva can’t have them getting in the way. They also have Andy, whom Reeva was counting on to do the actual destruction. I will say, the surprise of the Frost sisters appearing in the room was pulled off really well. There’s always something a little scary and unsettling about a door that was supposed to be closed suddenly opening.Blair Redford (Photo Credit: Eliza Morse/FOX)Though Thunderbird still sees Blink every time he tries to track, he’s able to fight through the visions and figure out what happened. With the kids under their (and therefore Reeva’s) control, the Underground can’t stay holed up in the hotel anymore.They have to get Lauren and Andy back before they’re used for something terrible. Though since this is the season finale, we all know… they’re going to be used for something terrible. This hopeless race against the clock works really well. We know there’s pretty much no way the Underground is going to catch up to the Frosts when they have a wall of Purifiers to go through. It makes the stakes of John’s desperate plan that much higher. As concerned as we are for John’s life, and it really does seem for a moment like he might die here, the fight is really about all mutants’ long-term survival.What a fight it is though. After multiple episodes of watching the Purifiers get away with killing innocent people, it was so satisfying to watch a guy who can take a few bullets rip these guys apart. The Gifted has always excelled at its action scenes, and it made sure to end the season with a bang. His attack provides just enough of a distraction to let the rest of the mutants escape, though he nearly takes too many bullets in the process. That leads to possibly the best moment in the episode. Erg finds Thunderbird lying on the ground waiting to be killed. He uses their shared love for Blink to encourage him to keep fighting. When the Purifiers show up, Erg absorbs the energy of John’s punches, blasting them away with his eye laser. Who needs Cyclops with this guy around?Coby Bell (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)Oh, and Jace Turner finally gets his. Recent episodes had me worried they were going to try to give him a redemption arc. The Gifted knows he doesn’t deserve that. Not yet anyway. Thunderbird beats the living crap out of him, and comes close to killing him before realizing that’s better than he deserves. By the end of the episode, we see Turner recovering from head trauma in the hospital. After that beating and the fall of the Purifiers, I’m genuinely curious to see where that character goes from here.Meanwhile, just like we all feared they would, the Frosts got to the Sentinel building before the Underground could reach the Strucker kids. Gotta say though, as dire as the situation was, Lauren and Andy destroying that building was a cool looking piece of CGI. You know it’s a good season finale when you get the year’s biggest fight scene and special effect within a few minutes of each other. With Reeva’s orchestrated terrorist attack going as planned, The Underground just needs to get Andy and Lauren to safety. They confront the Frost sisters, who try to force the kids to kill their family. They would too, if not for the help of an unlikely ally.Natalie Alyn Lind (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)This show doesn’t always give itself enough time to really develop its characters or show us their personal growth. That was certainly not the case with Esme. Every episode lately had at least one scene building her friendship with Lorna. Slowly and subtly, we started to see her question Reeva’s plan in a way her sisters didn’t. For the first time since last season’s finale, we saw Esme act out of step with her sisters. That all paid off here in a satisfying way. Lorna convinces her to break her sisters’ hold over the Strucker kids. The shock temporarily stuns the other two Frosts, who immediately take a blast from Eclipse. Surprisingly, Esme isn’t angry about Eclipse killing her sisters like that. She’s sad sure, but she seems to recognize that it had to be done. She stays behind to buy the Underground time to escape from the cops.Esme isn’t the only one whose seen major growth this season. We’ve spent the last 16 episodes watching him discover, reject and come to accept his mutant powers. Last week, it got him his son back. This week, it gets him his purpose. Throughout the episode, we kept seeing flashbacks to moments that made him question his place in society’s struggle with the existence of mutants. From the first attack inspiring him to join the mutant crimes division, to the attack on a party Lauren went to that turned out to be her first accidental use of powers. Each instance furthered his dedication to arresting mutants while at the same time making him doubt whether or not he was really doing the right thing. I do wish this information had been doled out over the last two seasons, rather than loaded into the finale, but it still works.Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker (Photo Credit: Eliza Morse/FOX)The heavy flashbacking and somber tone do seriously telegraph his death though. As I watched the episode, another person in the room who had never seen a full episode, who was only paying half attention to this one, said “he’s gonna die.” That’s how easy it was to see coming, which robbed the eventual death of some of its power. Only some, though. We have gotten to see Reed grow a lot of the last two seasons, so saying goodbye like this is still genuinely sad. You really feel for what the Strucker family’s going through as they say goodbye. At least he got a seriously cool final scene. I don’t quite buy the idea that if he can’t control his powers that means Reeva can’t either. Shouldn’t that make him more susceptible? Maybe it’d be better if this supposed advantage hadn’t been suddenly brought up at the last minute. In any case, it’s a relatively minor annoyance. It was still cool, sad and absorbing to watch Reed fight through Reeva’s scream and take her out in a giant body explosion. It was the big comic book-style battle we’ve been waiting for since Season One.This season largely put the action on hold to focus on building the characters. It wasn’t always so successful. Combined with having three different factions each with their own stories, it led to a couple slow, overstuffed episodes where nothing particularly interesting had time to happen. And at the end of all of it, that’s OK. Every show has at least one episode that’s not up to par. All that work building out the characters paid off here. We got a Season Two finale where not only did the big setpiece events finally happen, they felt like they mattered. That mostly makes up for the fact that everything wrapped up a little too neatly at the end. After Reeva died, things fell into place just a little too conveniently. It was cool to watch Esme force Benedict Ryan to confess everything, but the ending felt a little too clean. I wanted to explore the power vacuum left behind when the Sentinel building’d destruction causes the chaos Reeva wanted it to, but she’s not around to lead the mutants. That could have been a fun, fraught situation to put the Underground in.Instead, we got a baffling cliffhanger. Now, I don’t mean that entirely in a bad way. It was exciting to see Blink again, and I desperately want to know just what the hell’s going on. How is she alive? Where is she coming from? It just came out of nowhere with no setup though, so no reaction other than “whaaaat?” is possible. More than anything I really hope we get the answer. The Gifted hasn’t been renewed for Season Three. Disney’s purchase of Fox, along with Fox’s recent habit of cancelling the more expensive shows, don’t exactly guarantee it will be. We’ll hold out hope, though. I really want to know what that was.The Gifted aired Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Fox.Previously on The Gifted:The Gifted: Season 2 Episode 15 RecapThe Gifted: Season 2 Episode 13 RecapThe Gifted: Season 2 Episode 12 Recap ‘The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For’The Gifted’ Season 2, Episode 13 Recap: They Need a Hero Stay on targetlast_img read more

Ultrasensitive magnetometer proposed based on compass needle

first_img © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Ultrasensitive magnetometer proposed based on compass needle (2016, May 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-ultrasensitive-magnetometer-based-compass-needle.html Current magnetometers are very sensitive, able to detect levels of magnetism that are approximately a trillion times less than that of the Earth’s magnetic field. They achieve this feat by taking advantage of the wobble that occurs when an atom is placed in a magnetic field—such magnetometers are made by placing cells of atomic gas in a magnetic field, the wobbles of the atoms are averaged to arrive at a single measurement. In this new effort, the researchers suggest that a new way to measure magnetic fields could be perhaps as much as 1000 times more sensitive.The idea behind the still theoretically magnetometer comes from the way a compass needle works—instead of wobbling when exposed to a magnetic field, it simply lines up—at least when viewed from a distance. The researchers have shown that such needles do actually wobble like atoms, when they are very small and placed in a very weak magnetic field. They envision a very tiny needle made of cobalt with all of its atoms aligned in a single direction. When the needed is placed in a weak magnetic field, the angular momentum of the rotation of the needle would be a lot smaller than its intrinsic spin angular momentum, which means it would precess, very much like single atoms do. Measuring the precess then would offer a means of measuring the level of magnetism.Constructing such a magnetometer they acknowledge, would be challenging. The team believes their needle would be approximately 10 micrometers long, with a radius of 1 micrometer. The trick would be in isolating such a needle from external noise. It would have to be held at a very low temperature, somehow protected from detecting the Earth’s magnetic field, and be held without being touched, perhaps levitated by a superconductor. Measuring the precess would be tricky was well, likely requiring a super-conducting quantum interference device, which would likely also be the limiting factor in the final product. , arXiv (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in the U.S. and one in Germany has proposed the idea of using an extremely small compass needle to build an ultrasensitive magnetometer. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes their idea and the possibility of such a device actually being built. Explore further Journal information: Physical Review Letters More information: Derek F. Jackson Kimball et al. Precessing Ferromagnetic Needle Magnetometer, Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.190801 , On Arxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1602.02818ABSTRACTA ferromagnetic needle is predicted to precess about the magnetic field axis at a Larmor frequency Ω under conditions where its intrinsic spin dominates over its rotational angular momentum, Nℏ≫IΩ (I is the moment of inertia of the needle about the precession axis and N is the number of polarized spins in the needle). In this regime the needle behaves as a gyroscope with spin Nℏ maintained along the easy axis of the needle by the crystalline and shape anisotropy. A precessing ferromagnetic needle is a correlated system of N spins which can be used to measure magnetic fields for long times. In principle, by taking advantage of rapid averaging of quantum uncertainty, the sensitivity of a precessing needle magnetometer can far surpass that of magnetometers based on spin precession of atoms in the gas phase. Under conditions where noise from coupling to the environment is subdominant, the scaling with measurement time t of the quantum- and detection-limited magnetometric sensitivity is t−3/2. The phenomenon of ferromagnetic needle precession may be of particular interest for precision measurements testing fundamental physics. A ferromagnetic needle with spin S = N~ along its long axis precesses at a frequency Ω in a magnetic field B ≪ B∗. Credit: arXiv:1602.02818 [quant-ph] New atomic magnetometer doesn’t need to be shielded from Earth’s magnetic field 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.last_img read more

Snaphappy Disney DSMs visit agencies to promote ticket deal

first_img Share Snap-happy Disney DSMs visit agencies to promote ticket deal Travelweek Group Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Voyage Essence-Ciel – Blainville, QC Left to right: Louise Quenneville, propriétaire Julie Desjardins, conseillère voyage Sylvie Leguerrier, conseillère voyage Voyages Terre et Monde – Terrebonne, QC Left to right: Cindy Charest, Nancy Aumais, Catherine Lavallée and Sarah Pesant Posted by Voyages ALM – Repentigny, QC Left to right: Nathalie Estesonne, owner; Chloé Jolicoeur, directrice and Cindy Charest << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Disney TORONTO — Several of Disney Parks’ District Sales Managers stopped by travel agencies in their regions – and got some fun snapshots with agents – to promote the recently launched Canadian residents ticket offer at Disney Parks in Florida and Southern California.Flight Centre – Square One, ON Left to right: Aaron Baynton, Nicholas Ruge and Teri PanizziCanadian residents can now receive special pricing on theme park tickets to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida until Feb. 10, 2018, and Disneyland Resort in Southern California until Feb. 28, 2018, for travel through Dec. 31, 2018.Flight Centre – Willowbrook, BC Left to right: Parm Jhutty, Bobby Proctor and Shaelah Clancey“We believe this special ticket offer will help our Canadian guests in planning a visit to The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida,” says Marlie Morrison, Managing Director, Disney Parks (Canada). “Guests can experience the all-new ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and ‘Happily Ever After’, the most spectacular fireworks display in Magic Kingdom’s history. At Disneyland Resort in Southern California, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!’ continues to thrill.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaMore information is at DisneyTravelAgents.ca.Vacances Le Faubourg, Boisbriand, QC Left to right: Martine Phaneuf, Propriétaire and Benoit Charest, conseiller en voyageslast_img read more

IHG enters Tasmania

first_imgInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Tasmania-based hospitality company, The Kalis Group, for a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Hobart.The 187-room Crowne Plaza Hobart is IHG’s first endeavour into Tasmania and it will be part of the ICON Complex, a mixed-use development by The Kalis Group.Located in the city’s central business district, the hotel’s close proximity to major government and commercial offices will be a draw for business guests.Crowne Plaza Hobart will feature a range of business and meetings facilities including a ballroom, meeting rooms, boardroom and 24-hour business centre.IHG chief operating officer Australasia, Japan, Korea & Asia, Middle East and Africa Karin Sheppard, said in expanding into new markets IHG always look to work with Owners who understand the destination.“We are delighted to be establishing our presence in yet another key Australian city with The Kalis Group. Hobart is thriving and tourism is a key part of that. The location and facilities of the new Crowne Plaza Hobart will make it a great choice for both business and leisure guests when it opens in 2017,” Ms Sheppard said.Crowne Plaza is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world with over 400 hotels in more than 65 countries worldwide, including 69 hotels across the Asia, Middle East and Africa region.There are currently 9 Crowne Plaza hotels open across Australia, and IHG currently has a total of 24 hotels in Australia across three brands.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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first_imgDuring Cardinals training camp in August, Johnson and the team began its “Run Thru Bullying” campaign.Participants from four Valley school districts visited camp to speak with Johnson about their struggles with bullying and to hear him talk about his experiences. Following the completion of the program, participating students were asked to write about their experiences.Two Sunnyslope Elementary students, Nubia Gutierrez and Megan Torres, were named the winners of the “Run Thru Bullying” essay contest after their essay was reviewed by Cardinals Johnson, his wife Meghan, and representatives from the Cardinals and Cox Communications.The grand prize: a party hosted by Johnson and Cox for nearly 500 children at Sunnyslope.The party, which was held Tuesday morning, was highlighted by a speech from Johnson, reading of the winning essay by Gutierrez and Torres, and an outdoor lunch for all students provided by Raising Cane’s and Papa John’s.Although the contest started three months ago, Johnson said reading the essays was well worth the time.“I definitely feel like me and my wife made an impact in the community by getting the word out about bullying,” Johnson said.Johnson said the winning essay stood out because it implemented what he spoke about during training camp. The message Johnson wanted to send to the students of Sunnyslope was to be kind and generous because you never know what someone has been through.As a new father, Johnson said helping kids has added value.“I never want my son to grow up and deal with being bullied,” Johnson said. “I definitely want to talk to him because I don’t want him to be the kid that is doing the bullying.”Johnson’s biggest advice was to stay strong and try to get someone you can lean on and someone that can help support you through the tough times.“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel and you just need to get through,” he said. 1 Comments   Share   PHOENIX— Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is no stranger to the issue of childhood bullying.A victim of bullying when he was young, Johnson decided to help spread awareness of the issue that affects kids across the country.“Bullying is very near and dear to my heart just because of some unfortunate things I’ve had to go through, being bullied growing up,” Johnson said. “I always knew I wanted to impact kids and now, especially in our society, bullying has unfortunately been a big impact on students’ lives. I do what I can just to get the word out.” Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires David Johnson with winners of the “Run Thru Bullying’ essay contest. Megan Torres (left) and Nubia Gutierrez (Right). (Photo by- Perry Cohen | Cronkite News) Torres and Gutierrez both said they wrote the essay because they want to make an impact on others. Both girls were elated to win the contest.“I felt really proud of Nubia and myself and wanted to make a difference and help other people,” Torres said. “It felt very nice.“(The essay) was about helping to stop bullying and the ways that we’re helped stop bullying and how our school has.”Sunnyslope principal Chance Whiteman said being a Kids at Hope school makes Torres and Gutierrez’ victory extra exciting.“Kids at Hope (belief system) means that all students are capable of success, no exceptions,” Whiteman said. “That means we need to be anti-bullying because every student has the right to come to school and feel comfortable, because that’s the way students learn.”Sunnyslope has created its own “bully patrol” led by the school’s resource officer, Jennifer Dodt.The patrol participates in after-school classes to talk about kindness and helping, among other things that tie into bullying.“The Kids at Hope philosophy is all about positivity and success in future destinations for all of our kids,” Whiteman said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, we think every child is capable of success.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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During this period, Prabhakar Satam,Chief Minister Mayawati said that the fair and remunerative price (FRP) fixed by the Centre at Rs 145 per quintal was not only inadequate but also showed a ? The SAP of sugarcane fixed by my government is double of what it was when I took the reins of the government in 2007, the Mayawati said Besidesthe government had also cleared last years cane arrears of farmersshe added The chief minister said that the state will pay cane growers more than what even Punjab payswhere the price had been fixed Rs 220Rs 225 and Rs 230 per quintal for the three common varieties In spite of its limited resourcesUP had given a raise of Rs 40 on all three varieties because it was sensitive towards farmers Mayawati said that officials had been directed to ensure that mills started crushing at the earliest and the fields are available to farmers in time for the rabi sowing About 40 lakh cane growers will benefit from the government decisionshe said The largest cane growing area in the state is western UP where the Rashtriya Lok Dal and the Congress are trying to hammer out an electoral alliance Todays decision will help the ruling BSP repair the damage caused by the governments handling of land acquisition and related issues in the region in recent months For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 26 2012 12:31 am Related News Ludhiana: Forest Minister Surjit Singh Jayanion Sundayopened the Jan Lokpal box which he had installed outside his office in Fazilka a week ago A total of 58 complaints were received a majority of which pertained to development works being delayed by councillors of the opposition and even the ruling alliance The Jan Lokpal Box was an initiative by Jayani after he became a Cabinet Minister Jayani said that he will look into the details of the problems and take up the matter with the concerned department Toddler drowns in bucket Tarn Taran: An 18-month-old boyGurpreet Singh alias Gopidrowned in a water bucket while playing with a balloon in Palasor village in Tarn Taran on Saturday evening The child is believed to have accidentally drowned in the bucket while trying to take out a balloon For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News

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