MMIW meeting in Winnipeg searches for solutions

first_imgAPTN National NewsHundreds of delegates made up of First Nation leadership, premiers and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women are gathered in Winnipeg this week.Workshops, sharing circles and face to face conversations are on the agenda at the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson was at the event and brings this story.last_img

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz stepping down

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Starbucks Corp. says Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman later this month of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago.Schultz, who oversaw the transformation of Starbucks into a global chain with more than 28,000 locations, had left the CEO job at the company last year to focus on innovation and social impact projects.The Seattle-based chain says Schultz will have the title of chairman emeritus as of June 26. It says he is writing a book about Starbucks’ social impact efforts.Starbucks said Myron E. “Mike” Ullman would be the new chairman of the board upon Schultz’s retirement.last_img

EC asks parties to desist from using photo of soldiers in campaign

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday asked political parties to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel in their poll campaign in view of a picture on social media showing image of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in a political poster.In a letter to political parties written on Saturday, the EC referred to its December 2013 guidelines in which it had called upon all political parties to advise their candidates and leaders “to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel or photographs of functions involving defence personnel in advertisements or as part of their election campaign”. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”The commission reiterates the instructions for strict compliance,” the letter said.The 2013 letter referred to the defence ministry informing the poll panel about photographs of defence personnel being used by leaders and candidates of political parties and had sought instructions from the poll panel.The commission had said it was of the view that photographs of defence personnel and of functions of defence forces should not be associated with advertisement or campaigning by political parties.Wing Commander Varthaman had shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft on February 27 during an aerial engagement with Pakistan Air Force but his plane too was hit and he landed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. He was later released by Pakistan as a “peace gesture”.last_img

Juventus Names Moroccan Player Mehdi Benatia Best Player of November

Rabat – The Italian football team Juventus has named Moroccan football star Mehdi Benatia as its player of the month of November.The title recognizes the footballer’s great performances with his Italian team in their most decisive games, including those against Spanish rival FC Barcelona and the Italian team Crotone.Benatia is also the captain of Moroccan national football squad, wit whom he delivered great performances during the World Cup qualifier games. The 30-year-old footballer scored a magnificent winning goal against Cote d’Ivoire on November 11 in the last qualifier game in Abidjan. The game finished with 2-0 victory for the Moroccan team, who thus booked a place for the 2018 World Cup second round that will take place in Russia next summer.International football bodies have commented on the footballer’s professional football skills, including FIFA.Highlighting the footballer’s strength, FIFA said in its statement welcoming Morocco back to the World Cup that “in captain Mehdi Benatia, a powerful and composed center-half, Morocco possesses one of the best defenders in Africa.”

Premier asks for outside review of Nalcor CEO severance package

by The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2016 3:19 pm MDT Last Updated May 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Premier asks for outside review of Nalcor CEO severance package ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador has asked the province’s auditor general to review a $1.4-million severance payment made to former Nalcor Energy president and CEO Ed Martin.Dwight Ball announced on Sunday that he is referring the question of Martin’s severance package to “an independent outside agency” at the recommendation of the provincial justice department.In a letter addressed to Auditor General Terry Paddon, Ball pledged the government’s “full cooperation” in the investigation of circumstances surrounding Martin’s exit.Martin abruptly resigned from the provincial Crown corporation behind the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in a cloud of controversy that has enveloped the house of assembly for more than a month.In the last week, Ball has said that the former Nalcor board fired Martin without cause the same day he stepped down, triggering a severance payment amounting to more than twice the CEO’s salary.The board disbanded shortly after Martin’s departure, saying it had lost the confidence of government.Members of the Progressive Conservative opposition have been grilling Ball about what he knew about Martin’s exit and when he knew it.Ball has said he didn’t learn details about the severance package until May 5.The province has spent almost $4.8 billion building the dam and power house on the lower Churchill River, the largest publicly funded project in its history.When he left on April 20, Martin indicated the departure was his decision and said he had no regrets about how the Muskrat Falls project was managed.“I’m extremely proud of the accomplishments we have all achieved as a company. Nalcor is our province’s heritage fund and we should all be very proud,” he told a news conference at the time of his resignation. Martin has not commented publicly since then.The Liberal Government, which came to power last fall after 12 years of Progressive Conservative rule, named Martin’s successor the next day.

Yemeni President at UN urges ongoing support as country seeks to end

.“I reaffirm […] our readiness to stop the war and reach peace; we are not advocates of war or revenge, but advocates of peace and harmony,” President Hadi told delegations attending the Assembly’s annual general debate, where underscored that he has, and will continue, to “extend my hand to sustainable peace because we feel our full responsibility for all our steadfast Yemeni people.” The Yemeni President expressed his thanks to Saudi Arabia and said that it has a leading role in alleviating the humanitarian tragedy through its ongoing support from the King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Relief. Stressing that the challenge in Yemen is not a political one that could be managed only at the political dialogue table, “or even a coup in the [traditional sense];” Yemen is facing religious extremist sects that believe they have been given a divine right to rule, allied with groups seeking only revenge on the Yemeni people. “They are destroying all State institutions and replacing them with their own institutions; all our resources have been depleted. The private sector has virtually disappeared.” The violence and destruction being perpetrated by the Houthi militias in Yemen are being fully supported by Iran, which Mr. Hadia accused of working to destabilize the region “by supporting groups that are out of control.” Sustainable peace cannot be achieved unless Iran stops interfering in the affairs of the region. “We only want to preserve the lives of every Yemeni, including those who fire bullets and missiles at us., he said, underscoring that the country needs ongoing support “to spread security and stability and activate services in the liberated areas.” He called upon donors, international organizations and friends of the country to provide urgent support to Yemen and to honour the pledges made at the Geneva donors conference. Full statement (in Arabic) available here

BBC in new racism row after using footage of wrong Bollywood star

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Did BBC News at 10 cover the Shashi Kapoor story but just showed footage of Amitabh Bhachan and Rishi Kapoor? I’m no Bollywood expert but that’s what it looked like to me. My sister thought Amitabh had died as well!? 😳— Trishna Bharadia (@TrishnaBharadia) December 4, 2017 Among his memorable films were Deewar, Kabhie Kabhie, Namak Halal and Kaala Pathar. He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film “Dharmputra” and went on to appear in more than 116 films. Kapoor, a prolific Bollywood actor and producer from the 1970s and 80s, died after a long illness in Mumbai early on December 4. Shashi Kapoor was a megastar: the error of showing pictures of 2 other actors is appalling & insulting, particularly in the context of a story about death.— Harini Iyengar (@Harini_Iyengar) December 5, 2017 BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live presenter Aasmah Mir also joined the chorus of disapproval: The BBC has landed itself in a new racism row after it used footage of the wrong Bollywood star in a 10 O’Clock News obituary.Actor Shashi Kapoor died aged 79 on Monday, but the tribute to the star on the broadcaster’s flagship news programme mistakenly  used footage of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.It comes just days after BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour mixed up a Japanese doctor and a Vietnamese film maker.The BBC said that Trinh T Minh-ha had mistakenly stood up when a junior member of the programme’s production team came into the waiting area and called for Dr Riko Muranaka, but listeners described the error as a “car crash”, with one suggesting that “perhaps all Asians look the same to the Woman’s Hour team”.There was a similar backlash to the 10 O’Clock News mix-up, with viewers describing it as “shocking”. Other viewers also complained on social media: Someone at the BBC thought the brown person in this VT is the same person. Worse still neither of them are the deceased actor Huw refers to. It’s poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify. Not enough care.— Adil Ray OBE (@adilray) December 4, 2017 Please give an apology on news at ten tomorrow with the right picture— Azhar_Bihari (@azhar_bihari) December 5, 2017 Actor Adil Ray, who stars in BBC comedy Citizen Khan, said it was “poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify”: #BBCNewsTen is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the death of Shashi Kapoor. Not our usual standards and I apologise for any upset.— Paul Royall (@paulroyall) December 4, 2017 Hang on @bbcnews Shashi Kapoor has died not Amitabh Bachan or Rishi Kapoor, who you’ve weirdly used to illustrate the story.— Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) December 4, 2017 Trishna Bharadia, a multiple sclerosis fundraiser and campaigner who appeared on the Comic Relief special The People’s Strictly on BBC1 in 2015, also expressed surprise at the mistake: BBC News at 10 editor Paul Royall apologised for the error in a statement on Twitter, saying the slip was not of the programme’s “usual standards”: I’m really annoyed about the BBC Shashi Kapoor thing. DOES ANYONE GIVE A DAMN? If you do, please tweet the editor @paulroyall— Aasmah Mir (@AasmahMir) December 4, 2017last_img

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo amid security concerns

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The FCO advises against travel to much of the country, but popular tourist areas such as Hurghada, Abu Simbel and Luxor are considered safe.Three Egyptian airport security sources told Reuters that British staff were checking security at Cairo airport on Wednesday and Thursday.Egypt’s tourist industry has declined in recent years following a spate of terror-related incidents.More than 1.5 million British visitors travelled to the country in 2010, but the number had fallen to 415,000 last year, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). British Airways has suspended flights to Cairo for seven days amid security concerns.Some passengers at Heathrow Airport were told after they travelled there to board their flights on Saturday.A letter handed to travellers and later posted on social media said the decision was made “as a precaution” following a review of “security arrangements”.The latest Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) guidance states there is a “heightened risk of terrorism” against flights from the UK to Egypt and says here are already “additional security measures are in place”.It adds: “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Egypt. Although most attacks occur in North Sinai, there is a risk of terrorist attacks across the country.” BA and Egypt Air are the only two airlines that run flights from Heathrow to Cairo. BA said in a statement: “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our priority, and we would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so.”A spokeswoman later added: “We are rebooking customers who wish to travel this week on flights with alternative airlines. Customers who no longer wish to travel will be offered a refund.”It is understood British Airways made the Department for Transport aware of its decision ahead of the announcement.German airline Lufthansa has also suspended flights to Cairo but says it plans to resume them on Sunday.

AngloGold Ashanti trebles free cash flow to 108 million cuts net debt

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti said it more than trebled free cash flow generation in the first half of the year to $108 million and lowered net debt by almost a third, as costs fell and it took advantage of a higher gold price. The company has delivered on a range of self-help measures over the past two years to reduce debt using internally generated funds. In focusing on improving the quality of its production, it has sold some mines, closed others and made significant reductions to all areas of cost as it prioritises sustainable improvements to free cash flow and returns.“We will continue to push hard to improve operational and cost performance, as well as our overall balance sheet flexibility, regardless of the gold price environment,” Chief Executive Officer Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan said. “Our focus remains to improve margins and grow cash flow and returns on a sustainable basis.”Net debt fell by 32% to $2.1 billion as at June 30 of this year from $3.1 billion at the end of June last year, significantly lowering interest payments. On 1 August 2016, AngloGold Ashanti also completed the redemption of the remaining 8.5%, seven year bonds outstanding, at a total cost of the $503 million. This extinguished the company’s most expensive debt and fulfilled a key strategic objective by further reducing its future interest payments.All-in sustaining costs (AISC) improved to an average of $911/oz in the six months through 30 June, compared with the $924/oz recorded in the first half of 2015. Production from continuing operations was 1.745 Moz, versus 1.878 Moz in the comparable period last year given the unforeseen challenges faced at the Kibali joint venture and planned reduction in output from the Tropicana, Geita and Obuasi mines.International Operations produced 1.259 Moz at AISC of $873/oz, accounting for almost three in every four ounces mined. The performance benefited from weaker currencies versus the dollar in Argentina, Australia and Brazil. There were especially strong cost performances from Sunrise Dam and Cerro Vanguardia, which posted significant efficiency gains during the first half of 2016.A number of brownfield expansion or mine-life extension projects are under way, including at Siguiri in Guinea, Sadiola in Mali, Tropicana in Australia and Geita, in Tanzania. Prefeasibility studies of two key projects in Colombia are expected to be completed next year, potentially adding significant new reserves to the company’s mineral inventory.AngloGold Ashanti’s South African operations delivered 486,000 oz of production at AISC of $958/oz, a 13% cost reduction from the first six months of last year. Mponeng, the largest of the local mines, continued its recovery with a 25% jump in output and a 28% reduction in AISC to $893/oz. Tragically, there were three work-related fatalities at the South African operations during the period under review, overshadowing safety improvements that have been made across the balance of the portfolio. The South African operations continue to face significant challenges due to safety-related stoppages, which have continued throughout the year.last_img

Largest flying bird EVER with a wingspan of 64 metres found at

first_imgFOSSILISED BIRD BONES uncovered in the US state of South Carolina represent the largest flying bird in history, with a wingspan of 6.4 metres (21 feet), according to a new study.The Pelagornis sandersi’s wings were twice as long as the biggest modern-day seabird, the royal albatross, said the research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Coupled with its long beak and sharp bony teeth, the enormous wings likely helped the bird master long periods of gliding over water in search of seafood some 25 to 28 million years ago.However, the bird might have needed some help getting airborne, given that its wings were simply too long to flap easily from the ground.Scientists believe it may have made a running start downhill, or used air gusts — much like a hang glider — to make its way aloft. Source: AP Photo/Bruce Museum, Liz BradfordOnce in the air, study author Dan Ksepka of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina, said the bird could probably soar for miles without ever flapping its wings.“That’s important in the ocean, where food is patchy,” Ksepka said.P. sandersi lived after the dinosaurs became extinct but before the first humans are known to have inhabited North America.The bird’s wing and leg bones along with its complete skull were first discovered in 1983 near Charleston, South Carolina, during excavation work for a new international airport.“The upper wing bone alone was longer than my arm,” said Ksepka, recalling that a backhoe was called in to help unearth the bones.The bone measurements suggest that the bird’s wingspan was between 6.06 and 7.38 meters (19.9 to 24.2 feet), according to the PNAS article.The previous size record holder was an extinct, six-million-year-old bird found in Argentina, named Argentavis magnificens. Its wingspan was estimated at about 21 feet.The fossils of the P. sandersi shed light on the flying ability of a remarkable bird, but also raise new questions about the group of bony toothed seabirds known as pelagornithids, which disappeared some 2.5 million years ago.These ancient birds were “remarkably efficient fliers” that were found across all seven continents, making “the cause of their ultimate extinction all of the more mysterious,” said the study.- © AFP, 2014MORE IN SCIENCE: Read: ‘Lost’ Amazon Indians make first contact with outside world > Opinion: Is imagination more important than knowledge? >last_img

Why Monkeys Cant Speak Like Us

first_img To the best of our knowledge, humans are the only animals on Earth that have developed complex language. But there’s been some decent evidence for quite some time that some of our evolutionary ancestors were also pretty good with words. Since that discovery, though, we’ve struggled to figure out why exactly monkeys can’t speak as we can.We thought, for a time, at least, that our closest relatives just don’t have the vocal range to match us. Often, primate vocalizations are jarring and high-pitched, not even remotely resembling the nuanced set of sounds that we use for even the simplest communication. But some new data suggests that might not be the case. A new study from professors at the University of Vienna and Princeton suggests that in reality, our primate siblings lack the right brain structures for complex speech. Lead author, William Tecumseh Sherman Fitch III, an evolutionary biologist, trained Emiliano, a macaque monkey to make various vocalizations while under X-ray observation. Looking over the video, the team were able to model how sounds are created in the macaque’s vocal tract.  “Essentially, we built up a model of all the possible things the monkey’s vocal anatomy could do,” Fitch told Science Magazine. From there, the team was able to work out what sounds, and specifically what vowels, Emiliano could make. Theoretically, the study says, he could produce vowels that are pretty close the classic AEIOU we see in many Western languages today. To prove that, researchers ran the monkey’s anatomy through a physical simulation and tried to see what it would sound like if it tried to say the phrase “Will you marry me?” Stunningly, the phrase was recognizable, albeit a little off sounding. That means that monkeys are, at least, anatomically capable of complex speech.So what gives?It seems that humans have much more precise control over the muscles and passages that we use to make speech. Monkeys and most other mammals (which are similarly well-equipped physically) just don’t have the ability to control their vocalizations well enough to form words, for example. “If a human brain were in control, “Fitch said,”they could talk.”That has some profound implications for evolutionary anthropology and could cause a shift in where researchers continue looking for the split between humans and our modern day cousins. Stay on target This Bird Came Back From the Dead—TwiceScientists Add Human Genes to Monkeys’ Brains in New Study last_img

Police locate missing Vancouver teen

first_imgUPDATE: Pandora Hertel was located by Vancouver police detectives in Portland and reunited with her family, police reported at 8:52 p.m.The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old girl who has been missing for three days.Pandora Hertel was last seen Jan. 2 after running away from school in Vancouver, according to a police bulletin. She is on the autism spectrum, has a diminished mental capacity and is in need of medication for her condition.Pandora is described as white, 5-feet, 5-inches tall, 135 pounds with medium length brown hair and brown eyes, according to police. She was wearing a leopard print jacket, pink T-shirt, black sweat pants and red UGG style boots.  If anyone sees Pandora or knows where she is, they should call 911 immediately. She may be in the Portland or Seattle areas. Anyone who has non-urgent information on her whereabouts should email Det. David Jensen at

Potcake Dog is Hero on Four Legs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Sept 2015 – It was Cocoa who became the native of a different kind to tip off Police and save the day when we needed to find a husband, father, brother, pastor, leader, uncle, confidant and friend.A potcake with both innate skills and enhanced training which used his honing abilities to locate a man gone missing. This creamy coloured canine is a family friend, Magnetic Media is told, who took a whiff of Rev Dr Conrad Howell’s socks and tracked down his body.Scores of well meaning homo sapiens turned out with well meaning intent, coffee infused vigor, a Jesus kind of faith in their hearts and driving and walking… but it was a critter commonly taken for granted whom many are calling HERO!In our sorrow and shock, we celebrate the dog who got the job done! Missing Teen home safe, not talking Related Items:body, cadaver, cocoa, conrad howell, dog, found Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Tourist man gone missing on dive, body found Saturday Recommended for you Funeral remarks point to a non-suicidal Conrad Howelllast_img

RDA Bankruptcy Plan Approved by Court

first_imgRDA Holding, parent company of The Reader’s Digest Association, had its plan for emergence from bankruptcy approved and will officially exit Chapter 11 in late July.The company is set to reemerge with about $100 million in debt, down from around $500 million before the filing in February. RDA says it converted approximately $465 million in secured notes to equity.The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the measures Friday afternoon. According to CEO Robert Guth, RDA will focus on its “most profitable core businesses” moving forward. Ancillary units—including Every Day with Rachel Ray and—have already been divested.”The Court’s confirmation of our restructuring plan is an important step for our company and sets the stage for our future as a much more focused company,” Guth says in a statement. “We are taking decisive actions that are placing our business on a stronger path for the long-term and making us a more relevant and more profitable company. We have used the restructuring period to reset and refresh our company and have reconsidered nearly every aspect of our business.”The publisher’s flagship titles, Reader’s Digest and Taste of Home, have slowly trended upward since Guth took over in September of 2011.Circulation for each has stayed relatively constant, per the Alliance for Audited Media, while ad pages—which rose 7 percent for Reader’s Digest and dipped 3 percent for Taste of Home last year—each saw a significant bump in the first quarter of 2013, according to PIB.The emergence is RDA’s second in three years. The group came out of Chapter 11 under former CEO Mary Berner in 2010, reducing $2.2 billion in debt to about $525 million. Berner left the company a year later as Guth was named to its board of directors.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img

Experience the joy of being buried alive thanks to Oculus Rift game

first_imgIf you ever saw the somehow-good movie Buried — wherein the film stayed inside a coffin with Ryan Reynolds for its entire runtime — and for some reason really wanted to experience that horror for yourself: good news! A new Oculus Rift game, Taphobos, buries you inside your own virtual coffin. Now you, too, can be just like Ryan Reynolds and also dead people.Rather than just dumping you in a virtual coffin and being proud of itself for having figured out that would create a harrowing experience, Taphobos actually makes a multiplayer, cooperative game of it. One player gets into an actual, tangible coffin and straps on an Oculus Rift — the combination of seeing the virtual coffin and feeling the cramped quarters of the real wooden box likely makes for an immersive experience — while the second person plays in a standard first-person view. Using player-worn headsets, the players communicate through in-game cell phones — one of which happens to be buried in the coffin — in order to find and exhume the buried player before his or her oxygen runs out. The plot of the game is actually very similar to the Reynolds movie, it turns out.The view from within the coffin.The game originated from a two-day hackaton at the University of Nottingham, and originally stuffed the buried player inside a cardboard box. Right now, the only place to experience Taphobos is at Rezzed 2015, which begins tomorrow and runs through March 14.For more info on the supposedly-not-inspired-by-Ryan-Reynolds-at-all simulator, head on over to its website. Next up: an Oculus Rift simulator where you work for a stern-but-disagreeable boss who convinces you to marry her so she can get her Green Card, then awkwardly accompanies you when visiting your out-of-state family, but somehow both of you fall in love and end up married for real. You know you’d play that.last_img

Why pastel is a trending colour this summer

first_imgThe latest and most trending change in the ever-evolving world of fashion is the introduction of pastels – subtle yet elegant, minimal yet stylish. Experts list the reasons why pastels are trending this season and what makes them ideal for ethnic wear. 4The colours around you define your mood and personality. Pastel shades are happy colours, and can easily be styled with other colours and prints. You can style a pastel pink with a dark purple or pastel blue with a minimal floral print. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Pastels are a classic spring staple and timeless enough for you to wear them year after year. Today’s generation believes that less is more and pastels make for the most opulent choice. With summer on its way, pastels are the ideal shade to beat the heat. They feel breezy and are easy to style.4It is good for bridal wear as well. Pastels are perfect for navigating between seasons as they are safe and elegant. Colours like pistachio and vanilla cream are soothing and interesting to design and style.4Pastels can be designed in a variety of cuts and silhouettes. Whether it’s anarkalis or crop tops, pastels fit into any silhouette. All in all pastels are a trending phenomenon that is here to stay.last_img

Colin Cowherd presents the Kawhi Leonard signature Stealth shoe

first_img Advertisement Kawhi Leonard is a Top 5 player in the NBA and the best two-way player in the league, but Jordan Brand just announced it will not renew Leonard’s shoe deal when it expires because he’s not selling. Colin understands it’s difficult to market the non-verbal Leonard, but thinks the as companies are going about it all wrong.Leonard is never going to be a boisterous brand spokesman because he speaks like twice a year, but instead of trying to change him they should embrace his quiet, secretive, under the radar personality with a contrarian campaign for a signature Leonard shoe called ‘The Stealth.’Like Leonard, it’s a game changer, and all business. Thank god it sells itself because Kawhi doesn’t talk. We even made commercials.Introducing the ‘Stealth Sneaker’ by Kawhi LeonardCreated by: @ColinCowherd— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 25, 2018last_img

Windows 10 KB3216755 Important fixes Update Catalog exclusive

first_imgWindows 10 KB3216755: Important fixes, Update Catalog exclusive by Martin Brinkmann on January 27, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 29 commentsIf you monitor the Windows 10 update history website over on Microsoft Support, you may have noticed that update KB3216755 is listed as the newest update for Windows 10 version 1607.If you check Windows Update however then, you will notice that it is not offered through Windows Update. The update is not found, and it appears to be made available exclusively through Microsoft Update Catalog.It is a bit puzzling, as Microsoft offers no explanation why that is the case.  Anyway, you can download the update for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 from the Microsoft Update Catalog website:Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3216755), has a size of 1046.7 MegabyteCumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB3216755), has a size of 562.9 Megabyte.If you want to install it, download the right version from the Microsoft Update Catalog website, and run the downloaded file afterwards.Windows 10 KB3216755KB3216755 is only available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Most Home users of Windows 10 will probably not be aware that the update is available.It fixes several high profile issues, including failing file downloads in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, failure to clear the browsing history in Internet Explorer, XSS false positives after logging in to a site, network connection issues, and more.Here is what it fixesAddressed known issue called out in KB3213986—Users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors.Addressed issue that prevents the conversion of a 24-bit image to 32 bits.Addressed issue that causes the loss of Windows Firewall rules after upgrade from RTM to 1511 or 1607.Addressed issue that causes a file download from a webpage to fail in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers.Addressed issue that prevents the use of the Delete Browsing History feature in Internet Explorer.Addressed issue that loads websites that bypass the proxy server in the local intranet zone when the Intranet Sites: Include all sites that bypass the proxy server (Disabled) is set.Addressed issue where an XSS false positive prevents a webpage from loading after logging in to a site.Addressed issue that prevents users from connecting to a networkAddressed issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) to fail ifActive Directory Federated Systems is using the Japanese language setAddressed issue that causes System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) scenarios to failAddressed issue that prevents user-built keyboard events from working.Addressed issue that causes incorrect tabledimensions in SAP® applicationsAddressed issue that overwrites a
element when users select a line that is enclosed by a element.Improved reliability of Internet Explorer, Xbox, and SkypeAddressed additional issues with Bluetooth, Internet Explorer, engaged reboot, clustering, Internet Explorer, Japanese Input Method Editor (IME), Windows Shell. Networking, storage, fonts, Xbox, encryption, Group Policy, Point and Print, wireless networking, virtual disk, disk operations, multimedia, Work Folders, encryption, enterprise security, deduplication, domain controllers, Audit File System, Debug Memory Manager, Virtual Machine Management Service (VMMS), Remote Desktop, Task Scheduler, Microphone Wizard, .NET, font cache, system boot, and Surface StudioThe update brings the build number of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version to 14393.726. It replaces the previously installed cumulative update for the operating system.Closing WordsMicrosoft’s new update methodology continues to be confusing. It is unclear why the cumulative update was released only on Microsoft Update Catalog. It does not seem to be a preview release, which would explain the exclusive release.Now it appears that it is not sufficient anymore to rely on Windows Update to get all updates available for the operating system in time. The fixes will be included in the next cumulative update that Microsoft releases through Windows Update though.Now You: What’s your take on KB3216755? SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 KB3216755: Important fixes, Update Catalog exclusiveDescriptionMicrosoft has released the cumulative update KB3216755 for Windows 10 version 1607 as a Microsoft Update Catalog exclusive update.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img

San Francisco approves gay and leather cultural district

first_imgSan Francisco is arguably the most LGBTI-friendly city in the entire US. It has been attracting queer communities for decades. It has been home to hundreds of gay bars and businesses – although many have closed in recent years.Many areas once popular with gay businesses have undergone gentrification. This drives up rents and prices.The city has previously taken steps to try and protect the heritage and atmosphere of certain neighborhoods. In 2015, it passed Proposition J. This gave grants to ‘legacy’ businesses and financial incentives to landlords renting premises to long-running businesses.Approving the resolution to recognise the area South of Market should give the area access to public money and certain negotiating rights in relation to future development.The area is home to several gay businesses and the world-famous Folsom Street Fair. The latter festival attracts approximately 400,000 – many in leather – to the area. Local bars include the Eagle SF, Powerhouse, Hole in the Wall, the Stud, Oasis, Lone Star and Driftwood.Campaigners lobbying for the leather district greeted the result of the vote.‘I was elated to see our resolution pass unanimously and have the hard work of so many people come to fruition after so much time,’ said Bob Goldfarb, chair of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District Community Group, Chair.‘This is a historic moment to see the creation of America’s first Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District. ‘We are confident it will pass at next week’s vote as well. The only remaining step is the signature of the Mayor who is supportive, that should take place in a week or two following next week’s vote.’‘Each of these traditionally queer neighborhoods is being rapidly gentrified’Besides the Leather LGBT District, the city is currently considering two other LGBT cultural districts, including the Castro Cultural District and the Transgender Cultural District in the Tenderloin area.‘On the face of it, these are welcome: Each of these traditionally queer neighborhoods is being rapidly gentrified, their character is changing and LGBT people and longtime businesses are being pushed out,’ says Marke Bieschke to GSN. Bieschke is co-owner of The Stud, curator at the GLBT History Museum and publisher of news site 48 Hills.‘It’s a reassurance from our city government that it supports us and wants to protect our culture.‘On the other hand, there is a danger of “pink washing” this rapid gentrification, by letting luxury condo developers do as they will, as long as they throw queer people a bone by, say, courting a gay ground-floor business or creating a gay history display.‘There also isn’t an established process yet around who gets to decide what’s historical and what’s truly “queer” in individual cases. So far the cultural districts idea is encouraging and makes for great press releases but the mechanics remain murky. I think a lot of public outreach and explication will have to be the next step.’See alsoSan Francisco’s long history of ‘gayborhoods’ GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Supervisors in the city of San Francisco voted unanimously yesterday to create a ‘Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District’ in the South of Market neighborhood of the city.The resolution faces a second vote next week but campaigners are confident it will pass. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… What’s it like to move from a gayborhood to small town life when older?Quiiki celebrates 10 years in the LGBT businessGreater Fort Lauderdale further solidifies itself as major LGBT tourism hubRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :