Pimicikamak Cree Nation elder turns 100

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhen Helen Jane Ross was a child World War 1 was still raging.It’s believed she was born on her parents trap line sometime before 1914.Her northern Manitoba community is celebrating her 100th birthday.APTN reporter Tim Fontaine has the story.last_img

Police make another arrest in triple homicide case of Six Nations friends

first_imgFlags of Six Nations of the Grand River (APTN file).The Canadian PressPolice say they’ve made another arrest in the triple homicide of three members of an Ontario First Nation.Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve charged a 33-year-old man with three counts of accessory after the fact to murder in the case of the friends from Six Nations of the Grand River.Officers began their probe on Nov. 4 after the bodies of 37-year-old Melissa Miller, 33-year-old Alan Porter and 32-year-old Michael Jamieson were found near a pickup truck in a field in Middlesex County, Ont. Miller was seven months pregnant at the timePolice had announced earlier this month that Nicholas Shipman faces three counts of second-degree murder, Thomas Bomberry faces two counts of first-degree murder and Jamie Beaver faces one count of the same charge in the case.Earlier this week, police charged a 21-year-old man with three counts of accessory after the fact to murder, and last year had also charged a 36-year-old woman with three counts of accessory after the fact to murder.Police say they arrested the 33-year-old man on Thursday, making him the third person charged with accessory after the fact in the case.The bodies of the three friends were found about 120 kilometres west of their home community.last_img read more

The choices we make

first_imgThe polls are not far. A subtle realisation of the same exists in the sub-conscience. For a democracy, general elections are more or less a festival. The entire mood of the country changes with the political parties rising from their slumber to proactively advocate either their novel offerings or abject criticism of the current incumbency. The mandate drives the politicos to great extent, sometimes breaking their personal threshold, in order to ascertain that the public is familiarised with their agenda. While the opposition parties carve lucrative sops to capitalise on the shortcomings of the retiring regime, the ruling party graces the opportunity of being in power by spreading its wings and taking the highest flight ever in the entire period hoping it will yield them tremendously. That is natural. The stated behaviour is rather expected. Polls draw out the eclipsed sincerity of the politicos which, otherwise, is expected across the incumbency. Democracy gets to experience permissiveness in all aspects with the people’s voices being heard, development ideas being circulated with full force, lacunae being rampantly tended to, a populist budget and an equally populist manifesto – a range of things presented in the national interest. Such work ethics, otherwise, can catapult any democracy into a fast-progressing one. Alas, that is not how affairs are once the polls culminate and the results provide new incumbency. In between the two extreme ends of the continuum lie the people who, by and large, acknowledge their choice by accepting whatever fraction of the promises have been delivered while simultaneously preparing for another mandate. In thought, our hopes are always aligned towards a choice that yields us more but in reality, it is more like a choice which will hurt us less. Time and again, polls have tinkered our curiosity over what all might be in store for the country, for us, once our choice assumes office. The high hopes with which the public mandate constituted the 16th Lok Sabha, after a long spell of the UPA government, certainly unpacked a series of surprises for us – beneficial or not is subject to perspectives. Fast forwarding to the final days of the current government’s term, a similar disappointment seems to exist in the minds of people as it did back in 2014. Plagued with inconsistencies in its decisions – Rafale, demonetisation, GST, a collective of ambitious schemes, et al – has not augured well for the ruling NDA. Yet, their appetite for pleasing the public seems larger than ever. With one eye on the Lok Sabha polls scheduled this summer, Union Cabinet and Cabinet Committee of External Affairs (CCEA) have jointly undertaken an astonishing 96 decisions in a fortnight pertaining to all sections of society. Farmers, youth, poor, ex-servicemen, central govt. Employees, weaker sections, the decisions are to ascertain that the people don’t repent their mandate five years ago. Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Cabinet and CCEA approved a series of projects which spark the development engine of the country in full swing or at least look to do so. 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas to enhance student enrolment and raise employment opportunity – after being heavily condemned for the pertaining unemployment that has plagued the nation. Three of six metro corridors planned under Phase IV cleared with a project outlay of Rs 24,948 crore – with AAP unhappy over the remaining three which were not approved. Rs 31,600 crore for proposals on investment in 4 power projects likely to be operational by 2023-24. Approval of an ordinance on the changed reservation policy for faculty recruitment in universities and colleges. The list may run down to feature a lot of projects and policy alterations that have been approved in what may be the last meeting of the Union Cabinet. A comprehensive look at it is enough to answer the questions of why, or more precisely, why now. Had these projects and other developments being approved earlier, the need for such hasty decisions would not have been there. And, the public would not have brewed discontent, to whichever extent, in the first place. The massive outlay for development seldom neutralises the controversies that the Centre’s facing, yet an attempt has been made nevertheless, as expected. Discussions would rather not spark over what has been done now since all these projects will be the responsibility of the next government. What the discussions may instead constitute is whether the current government is deserving of another term based on the general attitude evident across their term. Almost everyone knows, thanks to media for those who still couldn’t, the reason behind the Centre’s rampant approval of projects. In such a situation, the existing discontent must be channelised to decide if the other choices are better or not. It is, seemingly, a choice between the lesser evil after all.last_img read more

Will support grand alliance at Centre if full statehood demand accepted says

first_imgNew Delhi: After the election, if the grand alliance of the opposition parties form government and the alliance accepts the demand of the full statehood then the AAP will support the Centre, said Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai on Thursday. “With time, the opposition is becoming stronger, hence the grand alliance will form the Union Government. The AAP is a part of this alliance and will support the government only if they agree to the demand of granting full statehood to Delhi,” said Rai.On a social media interaction with the citizens, Rai described the full statehood demand as the prime focus of the AAP. Rai also explained the need of the full statehood setting the examples of others states and also by describing the obstruction politics done by the Centre through the LG.”Earlier BJP and Congress also demanded the full statehood but just after the AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal took over the government the Cenre did not do anything about the issue of full statehood. But the AAP will fight till the end to get the full statehood,” he said.The leaders explained that if Delhi becomes a full statehood the state government would be able to provide woman security because the police will come directly under the state government which is now under the Centre. The letter also explained that if Delhi becomes a full state then the government would be able to give jobs to the people and he also said that nearly 2 lakh vacancy is there in the Delhi government. Rai also talked about is how the full statehood would help the people with higher education becomes a full statehood the state government would be able to provide woman security because the police will come directly under the state government which is now under the Centre.The leader also explained that if Delhi becomes a full state then the government would be able to give jobs to the people and he also said that nearly 2 lakh vacancy is there in the Delhi government.last_img read more

Morocco Among Rare Safest Countries for US Travelers US State Department

Rabat – The US Department of State issued on Wednesday, January 10 a Travel Advisories system to alert its citizens of the world’s most (and least) dangerous countries. The department ranked Morocco in category 1: the safest for US travelers.The state department advised its citizens, willing or wishing to visit Morocco to “exercise normal precautions” in the North African country. The executive department advises the US travelers to be extra cautious in Algeria or avoiding it because of high terrorist threats.The department advised its citizens to ten war zones: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. These ten zones are ranked level four; “Do Not Travel.” The US department ranked North Korea in level four: “Do Not Travel,” with restriction that US law interdicts US travelers to use their passports in the country.Only three other MENA countries are in the same category as Morocco: the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. Tunisia, Russia and Turkey are ranked in category 3: “Reconsidering the Trave.” Category 2, which advised the US travelers to be extra cautious, includes France, Spain, UK, Italy, Germany due to terrorist attacks occurred in these regions in recent years.Five states in the US neighbor, Mexico have the sternest “do not travel” under the US department system. The Mexican states ranked in level four are Tamaulipas on the US border, Michoacán, Colima, Sinaloa, Guerrero. The number of Morocco’s foreign visitors in Morocco increases every year. In July 2017, Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism and Air Transport said that the number of American tourists has increased by 27 percent during the first six months of 2017. The increase of foreign visitors in the North African country was underpinned by the surge of German tourists in the visit to Morocco, which marked the increase of 12 percent, according to the ministry. The visits of Dutch arrivals increased by 8 percent and Spanish by 7 percent. read more

Protesters in France Unwilling to Hang Up Their Yellow Vests

By Carolina McCabeRabat – In response to continuous protests led by the “Yellow Vests,” French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced the planned fuel tax increase will be delayed for a six-month period. The tax increase was previously set to begin January of 2019.During the six-month delay, the government plans to discuss and assess alternative measures to assist the poor and middle-class, who rely heavily on their vehicles for daily activities. However, the suspension of fuel taxes has still not garnered the approval of the protesters. Protesters were disappointed in the government for merely postponing the fuel taxes instead of reversing the measure altogether . Read Also: French PM Meets Yellow Vest Protesters, Officials After Weekend of Chaos“The protesters feel they have been ridiculed by Macron. So they’re saying: we’re not going to take our yellow vests off, we’re going to leave them on because in six months we’re going to be coming back again,” said FRANCE 24 French Affairs Editor Philip Turle.Over the past three weeks, French protests have been responsible for over 4.5 million dollars in damage and lost tourism revenue. On the third weekend of protests, protesters turned violent with riot police being dispatched after businesses and vehicles were damaged. Protesters are using the opportunity to demand greater changes than simply cancelling the tax, citing the economic struggles they have endured for years. They also seek an increase in the minimum wage and pensions.“The French people want a complete political transformation. They want to change the way things have been for the last 30 years. We’re sick and tired of taxes being raised and the quality of public services going down,” said Benjamin Cauchy, one of the Yellow Vests. “We are not going to drop our guard,” he added, calling for another weekend of protests.“Our demands are much bigger than this moratorium,’’ said Mr. Cauchy. ‘‘We want a better distribution of wealth, salary increases. It’s about the whole baguette, not just the crumbs.”The suspension of the fuel tax will result in a loss of about $2.3 billion, and will have to be offset by corresponding spending cuts, a government source said.I am glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 4 décembre 2018“If the events of recent days have shown us one thing, it’s that the French want neither an increase in taxes or new taxes. If the tax-take falls then spending must fall because we don’t want to pass our debts on to our children. And those debts are already sizeable,” Prime Minister Phillipe said.President Trump took the opportunity to respond to the fuel-tax delay on Tuesday with a tweet. Harm to the pursuit of combating climate changeThe purpose of the fuel tax was to encourage French motorists to use electric vehicles in order to reduce the country’s environmental impact. However, environmentalists are concerned the protests and general anger towards the fuel-tax may inhibit the greater pursuit of a greener society.While French protesters reject the fuel tax, the greater French population understands the detrimental impact of human activity on the climate. According to a study by the European Social Survey from 2017, about 94% of French citizens believe climate change is at least partly caused by human activity, with 73.7% believing the impacts will be bad. “It is not by turning our backs on ecology that we will emerge from the political crisis we are experiencing,” said French political party Les Verts in a statement. “Ecology must not become the atoning victim of this government’s bad choices.” read more

Canadian job market bounces back in August after big drop

The Canadian job market rebounded last month, gaining back much of the ground lost in July.The economy created 26,200 net new jobs in August compared with a loss of 31,200 in the previous month, Statistics Canada said Friday.However, even with the increase in the number of jobs, the unemployment rate crept up to 7.0 per cent compared with 6.9 per cent in July as more people entered the labour force and started looking for work.Economists had expected a gain a 15,000 jobs and the unemployment rate to hold steady at 6.9 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Canada’s jobs numbers have been volatile in recent months.August’s employment data included a gain of 52,200 full-time jobs, nearly offsetting a loss of 71,400 full-time positions in July. The number of part-time jobs in August fell by 26,000 compared with a gain of 40,200 the previous month.TD Bank economist Brian DePratto said it was encouraging to see a modest rebound in hiring after the weak report for July, especially given the details in the latest reading.“Job growth came from full-time employment, and the unemployment rate rose for the ‘right’ reason as more Canadians were engaged with job markets in August, reversing a four month trend,” he wrote in a note to clients.“Still, this is a very volatile series, and we shouldn’t put too much weight on any given month. From a longer-term perspective, Canadian labour markets remain consistent with the economic lethargy that has characterized the first half of this year.”The number of jobs rose in Quebec by 22,000 in August as its unemployment rate edged up to 7.1 per cent from 7.0 per cent, while Newfoundland and Labrador gained 4,000 jobs in the month as its unemployment rate moved down to 12.3 per cent from 12.8 per cent. New Brunswick lost 3,000 jobs, with its unemployment rate dropping to 9.4 per cent from 9.7 per cent.Related stories:Bank of Canada raises concerns about economy, holds interest rate at 0.5%Canadian economy shrinks in second quarter, worst since 2009 financial crisisFull-time work takes big hit as Canada loses 31,200 jobs in JulyStatistics Canada said there was little change in the other provinces, but noted that Ontario saw an increase in its unemployment rate to 6.7 per cent from 6.4 per cent in July as more people sought work.The number of public sector employees jumped 57,000 in August, while the number of private sector jobs increased 8,300. The number of self-employed workers slipped by 39,100.The jobs report follows the Bank of Canada’s decision earlier this week to keep its key interest rate target on hold at 0.5 per cent where it has been for more than a year.In making its decision, the central bank raised concern about the strength of the Canadian economic recovery, noting that a drop in exports earlier this year was larger and more broad-based than expected.However, the Bank of Canada says it still expects a “substantial rebound” in the economy in the second half of the year. Woman looking through a filing cabinet. GETTY IMAGES/Raphye Alexius by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 9, 2016 4:00 am MDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian job market bounces back in August after big drop read more

Mens Basketball No 16 Ohio State ends home season with chance to

Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) takes a shot in the second half against Indiana on Jan. 30 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIt would be an understatement to say No. 16 Ohio State had a bad week.The Buckeyes lost 79-56 to Penn State on Thursday, then fell 74-62 to Michigan on Sunday in back-to-back road games. The two losses dropped Ohio State from first place in the Big Ten to a tie with Purdue for second behind Michigan State with just two games remaining.With its Big Ten regular-season title hopes all but dashed, Ohio State (22-6, 11-3 Big Ten) will focus on bouncing back from the losses and gaining momentum heading into Big Ten tournament play in its its final home game of the season against Rutgers at 7 p.m. Tuesday.Projected StartersRutgers:G — Corey Sanders — Junior, 6-foot-2, 176 lbs., 14.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.1 apgG — Geo Baker — Freshman, 6-foot-4, 180 lbs., 10.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 0.9 apgG — Issa Thiam — Sophomore, 6-foot-10, 190 lbs., 7.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.6 apgF — Deshawn Freeman — Senior, 6-foot-7, 227 lbs., 11.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 0.9 apgC — Shaquille Doorson — Junior, 7-foot, 275 lbs., 2.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.2 apgOhio State: G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 12.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 12.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.9 apgF — Andre Wesson — Sophomore, 6-foot-6, 220 lbs., 2.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.1 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 19.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.6 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 10.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.0 apgAddressing recent strugglesThough Rutgers will bring one of the nation’s worst offenses to Columbus, this game will be pivotal for Ohio State to begin addressing issues highlighted in last week’s losses. The Buckeyes lost physical battles against both Penn State and Michigan. Penn State out-rebounded Ohio State 38-30. Michigan finished with a slight 26-25 defensive rebounding advantage, but also scored 32 points in the paint.Part of the Buckeyes’ issues stemmed from defending guards larger than their own. Penn State’s 6-foot-5, 204-pound guard Tony Carr dropped 30 points — including 4-for-8 from 3-point range — against Ohio State. The next game, Michigan’s 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman delivered 17 points, and 6-foot-4, 190-pound freshman Jordan Poole scored 15.Rutgers is fourth in the conference in offensive rebounding, the 30th-tallest team in the country and has relied on strong post play to generate the bulk of its scoring. Overall, 60.5 percent of its points have come from 2-pointers this season, the second-highest percentage in the country.The Scarlet Knights also have received the most out of their guards. Geo Baker and Corey Sanders are two of the highest point-scorers on the team. The two were the only players to score double-digits against Ohio State in the last meeting between the two teams on Jan. 14.It would seem like a concerning matchup for the Buckeyes if not for the team’s inept offense. The Scarlet Knights average the 20th-fewest points per game in the nation with the ninth-lowest field-goal percentage in the country.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said going up against a good rebounding team and one that relies on interior scoring to win means his team will need to focus on what plagued it in the past two games.“When their guards are rolling and their bigs play off their guards really well, they make it for a difficult matchup,” Holtmann said. “It’s as physical a team as we probably play in the Big Ten I think. So I’m anxious to see how our guys respond to their physicality and length and rebounding ability.”Senior DayTuesday night will mark the final time seniors Jae’Sean Tate, Kam Williams and Andrew Dakich take the court at the Schottenstein Center as Buckeyes. There is also a chance it will be redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop’s final home game in Scarlet and Gray, if he forgoes his remaining year of eligibility to leave for the NBA draft.There will be a pregame ceremony for the seniors and Bates-Diop, and a chance for the players to address the fans after the game.Tate said his collegiate career has not flown by, but that his senior year has felt quicker than any other season despite the fact it could last longer than most other years due to the chance for extended postseason play.“Maybe that’s because we’re winning, having more fun than we have in a couple past years,” Tate said. “We’ve still got a good team coming in tomorrow, and we’ve still got to prepare for Indiana and make noise in the Big Ten tournament.” read more

Three men jailed for breaking into GAA clubs schools and businesses across

first_img Share52 Tweet Email1 Ellistown GAA Club Three men jailed for breaking into GAA clubs, schools and businesses across Kildare and Laois Two brothers and their acquaintance appeared in court this week. Feb 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 16,630 Views By Louise McCarthy 12 Comments Ellistown GAA Club Image: Google Mapscenter_img Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 6:30 AM Short URL Image: Google Maps TWO BROTHERS AND another man were sentenced to almost two years in prison each after carrying out a months-long crime spree across Kildare and Laois.A garda inspector told Naas District Court how the three men caused several thousand euro worth of damage in break-ins throughout the counties with the latest incident happening just days ago.Brothers Jordan Wyse (20) and and Stuart Wyse (24), both of Derrymullen, Allenwood, along with 19 year-old Henry Cahill of no fixed abode, were charged with a spate of burglaries at GAA Clubs, businesses and schools around Co Kildare and Co Laois.The latest break-ins took place on 17 January at Rheban GAA Club, Athy and on 19 January at Ballylinan GAA Club in Laois, Newbridge Rugby Club and the Travellers Rest Pub, Robertstown.Cahill was charged with the latest offences, while the two brothers were charged with having implements intended for use in burglaries at a checkpoint in Milltown on 28 January 2017.Cahill was also charged with being caught with similar tools at the Milltown checkpoint on 28 January 2017.Defence solicitor for the Wyse brothers, Conal Boyce, outlined to the court how both of their parents had drink problems while their sons were growing up.Judge Desmond Zaidan made several attempts to get the accused to co-operate and provide information. However, Jordan, who previously sustained leg injuries from gunshot wounds at a Newbridge New Year’ Eve party in 2016, indicated that he feared for his own safety.The court heard that Jordan Wyse has 22 previous convictions relating to theft, assault and drugs.Yesterday, he said:I know that I have been before the court loads of times. That is a decision that I have made and nothing to do with my parents. I would like to apologise to the court and for all the places that I broke into.CrimesDetective Séamus Doyle alleged that the two Co Kildare brothers carried out a spate of burglaries since 2015.Jordan Wyse faced several charges involving Gemini Hair Studio, Prosperous; Genoa Cafe, Kildare; Holy Family Convent, Newbridge; St Conleth’s College; Shades & Shapes, Newbridge; Ellistown GAA; Suncroft Community Centre; and Kildare Farm Foods.He pleaded guilty to all charges.Detective Doyle said that there was a gap in the brothers’ illegal activities during 2016 but it restarted with January’s crime wave.Stuart Wyse, a father to a one-year-old, is charged with break-ins at Scoil Bhríde, Rathangan; DayBreak, Suncroft; Kildare Farm Foods; Nurney National School and St Brigid’s Primary School.He pleaded guilty to all the charges.Detective Doyle outlined how Stuart, with 71 previous convictions, pleaded guilty to being found with a mobile phone at WhiteWater Shopping Centre on 14 January 2016 that had been listed as stolen from Kildare Farm Foods.Both brothers are also charged with a number of road traffic offences, including having a defective vehicle and not having an insurance disc.Detective Doyle told the court he believed the brothers were carrying out the break-ins as they are addicted to cannabis. In court, Stuart Wyse shouted out that he is also addicted to prescription tablets.On 27 January, all three men were found to have bolt-crushing gear in a car with no insurance and a false tax disc.29 previous convictionsEvidence was given by Detective Séamus Doyle how Cahill, who is not related to the Wyse brothers, has 29 previous convictions.Cahill pleaded guilty to a break in at Millicent Golf Club, Clane on 6 November 2015, where he stole €30.He is charged with stealing alcohol from the Curragh Golf Club on 9 November 2015, and between 17 and January 2017, he is charged with breaking into Rheban GAA Club, Athy, and Ballylinan GAA Club, Laois, where he stole €180 from petty cash.Cahill is also charged with breaking into Kildangan GAA Club, Newbridge Rugby Club and the Travellers Rest Pub, where he stole €350.Detective Doyle outlined how the accused, drove off at without paying for diesel at Toughers Filling Station on 26 January 2017.Inspector Mel Smyth said:The amount of damage they have done is thousands… properties, small businesses and schools, GAA clubs, during this crime sweep.Defence Barrister Sarah Connelly, representing Cahill, said her client is refusing to engage with probation services. In court, he told Judge Desmond Zaidan that he has engaged before and it was of no benefit to him.Judge Zaidan, addressing the three men, told them that they were lucky to be sentenced at the District Court and not the Circuit Court. He imposed a 22-month sentence on both of the brothers, as well as a four-year driving ban. All other charges were taken into consideration.Cahill was also sentenced to 22 months in prison and disqualified from driving for four years. http://jrnl.ie/3221220 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Limits on alcohol sales show in litter

first_imgRed Dog, Mickey’s and their buddy Big Bear aren’t hanging around downtown anymore — at least not as much as they used to.Sales of high-alcohol malt liquors and wines have been voluntarily banned for the last three years in a swath of central Vancouver called an Alcohol Impact Area, and a street clean-up last month showed that the drinks are cropping up less and less on downtown streets.The Vancouver Downtown Association conducted its fourth annual cleanup event on May 8, scrubbing and picking up from Fifth Street north to Fourth Plain and Columbia east to C Street.Of the 87 drink containers volunteers gathered, just under half, 40, were alcoholic, the city reports. Of that, just 12, or 14 percent, were of the “get smashed fast and cheap” variety that are banned for sales in downtown.Compared with 2007 — when 342 cans and bottles were picked up, and 195 of those were malt liquor and high-octane wine — it’s been a big improvement, city Program and Policy Development Manager Jan Bader said.last_img read more

Setting the Ground Rules for Lead Generation

first_img“We don’t want to get into the discussion with the exhibitor of, ‘OK, we had 800 folks come to our booth, but a lot of these guys wanted free t-shirts, how do you qualify them?’” Schlett says. “We don’t want to start discounting because of it. Someone like Pierce Fire Truck Co. knows how to follow through on a lead. Another company will say, ‘It didn’t turn into a sale.’ I don’t want to coach their sales staff on how they should follow up. That’s not my job.”Sophistication at the client level is all over the map. “We have extremely sophisticated clients who can measure through to sales, to clients who can say, ‘I’ll give you $20 per lead, take it or leave it,’” says EE Times CEO Paul Miller. “That’s not a business we want to be in-it’s commoditized.” If advertisers are expecting publishers to deliver prospects right through to the sale, publishers should get a cut of that sale, according to Miller. “If you can track through the sales, why not give us a share of the sales we helped create?” he adds. “That’s where client says, ‘That’s crazy, the process can’t be that sophisticated.’ At end of day, it has to be that sophisticated.” Lead generation has dominated much of the b-to-b conversation for the last year, offering hope, revenue and not just a little frustration on the part of publishers, many of whom quickly find out the lead gen business can be more than they bargained for. “We’ve been able to re-build our properties not from larger, share-of-market accounts, but with smaller companies who want to see lead generation from e-products,” says one b-to-b publisher who wishes to remain anonymous. “Even some of our larger accounts are not buying based on the number of unique visitors or page views or any of the other site metrics. They want to see direct ROI in terms of clicks on their ads.”The publisher’ traffic continues to skyrocket but because a follower on Twitter may not necessarily be the right fit for the advertisers, the click-through actually goes down and the publisher can’t leverage the traffic itself because that’s not a key buying point for many of its customers. “I feel caught between keeping up and wanting to tap into the benefits of these social mechanisms but I’ve got limited resources and still need to attend to the basics of getting print products out the door on time, developing new e-newsletters and improving our Web sites,” he says. More publishers have to take a stand with advertisers over lead generation. While Haymarket’s SC Magazine has used the success it’s had generating leads with its SC World Congress virtual show to switch from a flat fee to cost-per-lead model, PennWell’s FDIC Online virtual shows will retain a flat $4,500 sponsorship fee that includes leads, according to Eric Schlett, vice president, publisher/executive director of Fire Engineering Magazine. last_img read more

Campaign Against Trinamool NRC Paid Off Bengal BJP On

Campaign Against Trinamool NRC Paid Off Bengal BJP On

first_imgCampaign against illegal infiltration, alleged misrule of the ruling TMC and the promise of NRC implementation in West Bengal have helped the BJP reach the staggering figure of 77 lakh plus in its recent membership drive in the state, party sources said. According to BJP leaders, the majority of its new members are in the age group of 25-40, which reflects the party’s growing acceptance among the youth. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us The districts where the drive met with remarkable success include Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Alipurduar in north Bengal, along the India-Bangladesh border, besides Malda, Nadia, North and South 24 Parganas, they said. The membership drive has also evoked exceptional response in Jangalmahal districts of West Midnapore, Purulia, Jhargram and Bankura, the BJP leaders claimed. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “It is not that we have performed well only in the bordering districts. We have also received positive response from places like like Jhargram and Midnapore,” BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said. In the border areas, an overwhelming number of people have joined the BJP as they were fed up with the TMC’s misrule, corruption, unemployment, and lack of initiatives to check infiltration, he said. Advertise With Us The country-wide membership drive was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on July 6, on the occasion of party ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s birth anniversary. It ended on August 20. The Bengal BJP surpassed the 60-lakh target set by the central leadership. Following the stupendous response, the BJP’s central leadership has decided that the drive would continue till December in West Bengal, one of the priority states for the party, a senior leader said. During the last such drive in 2014, the BJP had enrolled just 42,000 members. “Our promise of implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), if the BJP is voted to power, and campaigns against illegal infiltration and TMC’s misrule have paid off in the state,” the senior party leader said. COMMENT In the April-May national polls, the BJP bagged 18 of the 42 seats in the state, four less than the ruling TMC. The TMC’s tally came down from 34 in 2014 to 22 seats.last_img read more

5 shot including a girl 8 in New York Police

5 shot including a girl 8 in New York Police

first_img.Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city’s police chief said.Police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate New York shortly after 9:00pm local time, the department said in a statement posted on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio.“This is very tragic event,” Syracuse police chief Frank Fowler said during a news conference. “This is something that cannot occur in our community.”Fowler did not disclose the condition of the five wounded people.The Syracuse Firefighters union reported earlier that seven people were shot on Midland Avenue in the city, according to a Facebook post.News website Syracuse.com reported that the shooting took place at a family gathering to remember a person who died of cancer.The website said ambulances were seen driving away from the scene with a police escort at about 9:15 pm.Syracuse is about 250 miles (402 km) northwest of New York City.last_img read more

Exhibit To Be Black in White America

Exhibit To Be Black in White America

first_imgTo Be Black in White America explores the politicization of the Black Identity in the United States. From legalized slavery to the most recent, hateful thing that Donald Trump said, a minority of Americans have been desperately and diligently fighting against a White power structure for equality throughout the nation’s relatively short history. Some of the twelve artists in the exhibit will give a talk about their artwork on July 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Galerie Myrtis, 2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Md. 21218. For more information, visit galeriemyrtis.net.last_img read more

Bethesda Brings The 1997 Doom Miniatures Back From Hell

first_img I know I didn’t expect the sheer gory glory of Doom 2016 to resurrect the legendary first-person shooter franchise in such a huge way. But it seems like Bethesda didn’t expect this either. And the great thing about everyone caring so much about Doom again is that this timeless tale of slaying demons on Mars and in Hell has a rich nostalgic legacy to draw from. Doom wasn’t just a game. It was a Satanic lifestyle.So while you’re waiting for Doom Eternal to give you new iD memories, maybe you’d like to remember some of your old ones. Fortunately, you soon can with this hot slice of Doom history. Bethesda is bringing the original 1997 Doom miniatures back from Hell.Doom’s iconic monster designs is a huge reason why the series is so beloved. Slaying a bewildering Cacodemon vs. a towering Cyberdemon vs. a charging Pinky demon are different experiences that call for different tactics. And their looks just convey so much personality and character. So it makes sense that metal figurines of classic Doom foes became so popular back in the day. Plus they look a lot more detailed than a 1993 PC sprite.AdChoices广告View as: One Page Slides1/111. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Until now though it was pretty hard to get your hands on these toys without breaking the bank. So Bethesda is making it much easier by reproducing the whole 15-figure collection, hand polished from lead-free pewter, for $200. That’s the same price scalpers would previously charge you for a single 3-inch figure on eBay.The set includes a Marine, Zombie Marine, Shotgun Guy, Heavy Weapons Dude, Imp, Pinky Demon, Lost Soul, Cacodemon, Revenant, Mancubus, Baron of Hell, Arch-Vile, Cyberdemon, Pain Elemental, and Arachnotron. Reaper Miniatures handled the modern manufacturing while the original designs come from Sandra Garrity, Julie Guthrie, and Bob Ridolfi.These new Doom miniatures ship next January, one custom box per person. Imagine, in the first few months of 2019 you could be playing brand new Doom levels from John Romero with new Doom figurines sitting on your desk. This is the bright side of being in Hell. Stay on target ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ and ‘Masters of Doom’ Are Yo…Bethesda Has ‘Doom Eternal’ and Some Other E3 2019 Games We Guess last_img read more

Support pours in for CM national leaders claim ECI decision biased

Support pours in for CM national leaders claim ECI decision biased

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday the destruction of Vidyasagar’s bust by the BJP was not an isolated incident as the party had been involved in similar incidents in the past as well.Taking to Twitter, Banerjee said: “Vandalising the statue of Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar may not be viewed as an isolated incident. Incidence of vandalism of statues is not a new phenomenon for BJP.” During her election campaign later in the day, Banerjee pointed out that the BJP leaders pulled down a statue of Lenin in Tripura after they came to power. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We can have different political ideologies but demolishing a statue is highly condemnable,” Banerjee said during her rally referring to the Tripura incident. Banerjee said the Election Commission of India’s decision to curtail the campaign time for nine Bengal seats that will vote on Sunday was biased. She alleged the step was a direct attack on democracy and taken under the directions of the BJP. She said people would give a befitting reply. The Chief Minister was not only infuriated by the enormity of the incident but was considerably vocal in her protest against the BJP. During a press conference on Wednesday, Banerjee trained her guns at the BJP for its alleged role in influencing the ECI after it curtailed the duration of campaign for the last phase. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateBanerjee’s protest against the BJP and her claims about the ECI decision was supported by various national leaders. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter to show her solidarity with the Bengal Chief Minister. She called Banerjee a lioness for speaking to BJP in the “language it understands”. Accusing the Election Commission of being biased, Mufti tweeted: ” Bengal plunged into chaos and violence on Tuesday. Why did it take ECI 2 days to impose a ban on campaigning? Was it to facilitate PM’s rallies? Such brazen bias by a constitutional body proves its subservient to the whims and fancies of BJP. How low will BJP stoop to wrest power?” National Conference leader Omar Abdullah echoing the same views asserted that the TMC chief will emerge victorious after the announcement of results. “The BJP can team up with the EC in Bengal, they can have a tailor-made campaign designed to fragment and polarise the electorate, they can have all their model code violations overlooked. None of it will matter because on the 23rd Mamata Official didi will sweep West Bengal,” Abdullah wrote on Twitter. Various prominent leaders across the country who supported Banerjee were Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Telugu Desam national president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Banerjee has also conveyed her gratitude to Naidu on her Twitter account. Mayawati said the ECI had been working under the pressure of the Centre. PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah have been targeting Banerjee, she said.last_img read more

Violence Rocks Bengal on Polling Day Again as TMC BJP Workers Clash

first_img arjun singhbarrackpore-s25p15BJPLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: May 6, 2019, 11:10 AM IST | Edited by: Sana Fazili Kolkata: Amid reports of violence from several polling booths, 16.68% voter turnout has been recorded from West Bengal where polling is underway for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Incidents of violence were reported from Bangaon, Hooghly and Barrackpore seats, an election official said. Nearly 1.17 crore voters cast their ballots in the first two hours of polling, according to poll officials. BJP’s Barrackpore candidate Arjun Singh alleged that he was attacked by TMC workers when he visited a polling booth amid reports of BJP polling agents being chased away from polling stations. The Election Commission later sought a report from the district administration. “We have sought report from the polling officers posted in these stations. Otherwise the polling so far has been peaceful,” he said.Of the seven constituencies, Uluberia recorded maximum polling at 20.59 per cent till 9 am, followed by Arambagh (SC) 19.19 per cent, Sreerampore 17.41 per cent, Howrah recorded 16.18 per cent, Hooghly 15.73 per cent, Barrackpore 13.99 per cent and Bongaon (SC) 13.68 per cent, the official said.The ruling Trinamool Congress, the BJP, the Congress and Left Front constituent CPI(M) are the main contenders in the seven seats where the fate of 83 candidates will be decided by a 1,16,91,889-strong electorate.To ensure free and fair polling the seven seats, the Commission has deployed a total of 578 companies of central forces.last_img read more