Inconceivable! Russia yet again leaves Sir Craig Reedie looking the fool Radevica says she is not sure how she failed her test either. She was the European champion in 2010 and won silver at the world championships in Daegu in 2011 after the Russian athlete who finished ahead of her, Olga Kucherenko, was disqualified because she tested positive. Radevica received that silver only last year. Now she has lost it again. “Throughout my career, I have always been against the use of unauthorised substances and I am firmly opposed to illegal substances in sport at the moment,” Radevica said, “which is why I have been particularly unlucky.” She has just stepped down from her job as the head of the Latvian athletics federation.Altogether, then, the London 2012 list of failed tests runs 116 long, which is an Olympic record, beating the mark of 86 set at Beijing. There are three years of testing left, so the final figure will be higher. London, which was supposed to be the cleanest Games in history, turned into the dirtiest. Of course, those are two different sides of the same coin. The IAAF president, Sebastian Coe, argues that the reason so many dopers have been exposed is because the authorities were so determined to catch them. If they had been so willing, and the technology so able, in the 1970s, 80s or 90s, the mark might be as far out of reach as one of those fossilised athletics records such as Flo Jo’s 10.49sec 100m. 1:01 The IOC is keeping the London 2012 samples for 10 years, so it can take advantage of the new testing technology developed since. The retest results have been coming in an insistent drip, drip, drip, like a leaking tap no one has bothered to fix. It’s left quite a puddle of mess. A Kazakh hurdler, Natalia Ivoninskaya, failed a test in October, the Latvian long jumper Ineta Radevica failed a test in November, now these five weightlifters – Oleksiy Torokhtiy, from Ukraine, Ruslan Nurudinov, from Uzbekistan, Melanie Daluzyan, from Armenia, Mikalai Novikau, from Belarus, and Valentin Hristov, from Azerbaijan – failed tests last month.Torokhtiy and Nurudinov are Olympic champions. Torokhtiy, who won the men’s 105kg title in 2012, is an interesting case. His win was such an upset even he seemed surprised (“In sport you can never be sure in anything,” he wrote, “except drug tests.”). He parlayed his success into a second career as a strength and fitness coach. He has a YouTube channel with 83,000 subscribers, an Instagram account that is three times as popular, and his own clothing line, Warm Blood, Cold Mind. He comes across as a likable guy, who has done a lot for the sport. On 23 December he addressed the failed test in an Instagram post.“A few days ago I received an official letter from the International Testing Agency which notified me that after the retesting of my six and a half year old samples for the 2012 Olympic Games they found a banned substance. At this time I have more questions than answers. All test, before, during and after the Olympic Games didn’t show anything! More than that, I literally trained for almost a year with a torn meniscus and didn’t allow myself to take painkillers. I urge all athletes of all ranks, from beginner to professional to personally check the antidoping rules of IWF, the Wada list of banned substances, and EVERYTHING that is ingested by you, especially your supplements, the ingredients of which are the only factor which you can’t truly control.” Play Video Ten or so years ago the Evening Standard ran the billboard headline “London Fashion Week Cocaine Shock”. Presumably the twist was that there was someone alive surprised to find it was going on, since the revelation seemed just about as startling as the fact they were playing baccarat in Rick’s place. Over Christmas, the International Weightlifting Federation dropped another bombshell when it announced that five Olympics weightlifters have just been provisionally suspended because some “adverse analytical findings” were discovered when the International Olympic Committee recently retested samples provided in 2012.There were 260 weightlifters at London 2012. So far, 24 have failed tests. Since you’re here… Share via Email Share on Pinterest comment Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. 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Share on WhatsApp Topics Sportblog Wada athletes body adds to pressure for new ban on Russia Read more Drugs in sport What makes London 2012 the ‘dirtiest ever’ Olympic Games? – video explainer Olympic Games 2012 Presumably that includes the supplements he is flogging on his website, too. But anyway, another week, another failed test. The record books are rewritten, asterisks added, results struck through, runners-up bumped up, and everyone who cares grows a little less certain about what they can really believe. Life goes on. A couple of days later, Torokhtiy was posting happy snaps of his family wishing his followers a merry Christmas, and pitching them a new idea for a weightlifting camp – “10 days together, first part of the day we’ll be training and then volleyball, swimming pool, BBQ and a lot of socialising! What do you think?” Weightlifting Read more Share on Facebook Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. 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New Delhi: A Bill seeking to tackle the menace of illicit fund collection from members of the public in the country was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman empowering local police officers to raid the premises of Ponzi scheme office without a search warrant. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 will replace the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019.The bill seeks to help tackle the menace of illicit deposit-taking activities in the country, which at present are exploiting regulatory gaps and lack of strict administrative measures to dupe poor and gullible people of their hard-earned money, according to the government. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe bill was introduced Sitharaman amidst noisy protests from Congress members over the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka. The proposed legislation will have adequate provisions for punishment and disgorgement (repayment) of deposits in cases where such schemes somehow manage to raise illegal deposits. The Ordinance defines three types of offences, and penalties related to them. These offences include running advertising, promoting, operating schemes or accepting money for unregulated deposit schemes, fraudulently defaulting on regulated deposit schemes, and wrongfully inducing depositors to invest in unregulated deposit schemes by willingly falsifying facts. Also Read – 14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP’s ShamliFor example, accepting unregulated deposits will be punishable with imprisonment between two and seven years, along with a fine ranging from Rs 3-10 lakh. Defaulting on repayment of unregulated deposits will be punishable with imprisonment between three and 10 years, and a fine ranging from Rs 5 lakh to twice the amount collected from depositors. Repeat offenders under the Ordinance will be punishable with imprisonment between five to 10 years, along with a fine ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 5 crore. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019 was promulgated on February 21, 2019. Earlier, a similar Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on February 13, 2019. However, it had lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The Ordinance provides for a mechanism to ban unregulated deposit schemes and protect the interests of depositors. It also seeks to amend three laws, i.e., the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 and the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 2002. The bill defines a deposit as an amount of money received through an advance, a loan, or in any other form, with a promise to be returned with or without interest. Such deposits may be returned either in cash or as a service, and the time of return may or may not be specified. Further, the Ordinance defines certain amounts which shall not be included in the definition of deposits such as amounts received in the form of loans from relatives and contributions towards capital by partners in any partnership firm. Currently, nine regulators oversee various deposit-taking schemes. These include the RBI, SEBI, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, and state and union territory governments. For example, RBI regulates deposits accepted by non-banking financial companies, SEBI regulates mutual funds, state and union territory governments regulate chit funds, among others. All deposit-taking schemes are required to be registered with the relevant regulator.
MONTREAL – The percentage of women seeking office in Quebec’s fall election has jumped to 40 per cent, the highest in the province’s history.With registration now closed, Elections Quebec says it’s the first time the province has reached the “parity zone” when it comes to gender representation.Quebec solidaire boasts the most female candidates with 66, while the Coalition Avenir Quebec leads the three major parties with 65 women compared to 60 men.The Quebec Liberal Party, the Coalition, the Parti Quebecois and Quebec solidaire will all be running a full slate of 125 candidates.Other contenders include the Conservative party of Quebec with 101 candidates, the greens with 97, and the Quebec NDP with 59.There will be a total of 940 candidates on the ballot on Oct 1., compared to 814 four years ago.
Rabat – Moroccan authorities allowed Yassine Bahti’s brother, who is in prison on charges of drug possession, to attend his brother’s burial.Under tight control and security presence, Bahti’s brother attended the burial with members of his family and friends, and received condolences on the loss of his brother.The Moroccan pilot, who died when his F-16 crashed in Yemen, was buried in the cemetery of martyrs in Casablanca in the presence of a large crowd, including the deceased’s family and civilian and military figures. Bahti’s uncle delivered a funeral oration in the memory of the deceased, pointing out that the late “martyr of the nation and a great champion was known for his good morals despite his young age.”He added, “the family is not sad for his departure as much as it is happy for his martyrdom.” The oration concluded with a prayer for “the martyr to be endowed with God’s mercy and forgiveness.”Morocco organized a military funeral to honor the pilot Yassine Bahti on Wednesday at the Sale Air Base.King Mohammed VI, who took charge of the funeral and the burial of the pilot, received Bahti’s father at the royal palace in Casablanca.
Rabat- It all started with Arabic hashtags equivalent to “Let_it_spoil” and “SayNotoHighPrices.” The ongoing boycott campaign embodies the Moroccan citizen’s fighting spirit, not only against the exorbitant prices of the three boycotted companies—Sidi Ali, Centrale Danone and Afriquia—but also against market monopolization and all forms of price manipulation across the country.How the boycott campaign progressedIt has already been a month since the launch of the boycott campaign, which started online on April 20, when people decided they had had enough and took to Twitter and Facebook to raise awareness of the unjustified prices set by the three major companies in the kingdom.The three boycotted companies are mineral and soda water company Sidi Ali, dairy products company Centrale Danone, and Afriquia gasoline—a subsidiary of the Akwa Group whose owner is Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch. Five days into the boycott, Akhannouch took the chance at SIAM to demonstrate disregard for it and defend dairy workers, referring to the boycotted Centrale Danone, stating that the online campaign cannot hamper the work of 470,000 employees in the dairy sector.Read Also: Boycott in Morocco: Is This the End of the PJD?Akhannouch’s Afriquia stations recorded losses of 47 percent in Nador, 25 percent in Al Hoceima, and 39 percent in Casablanca’s Hay Hassani, according to newspaper Akhbar Alyaoum.As days passed by and the boycotters remained resolute, promising to continue through the holy month of Ramadan, several other government officials broke their silence and expressed their concern about the issues surrounding the campaign.Secretary-General of the Progress and Socialism Party (PPS) Nabil Benabdellah, Head of the Istiqlal Party Baraka, and Secretary-General of the Unified Socialist Party Nabila Mounib supported the campaign.Minister Delegate to the Head of Government for General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi, Minister of Human Rights Mustapha Ramid, and Minister of Employment Mohamed Yatim asserted different views.In a speech during Parliament session on May 7, Daoudi shared Akhannouch’s concern about workers in the dairy sector and warned of the consequences haunting the families of thousands of Centrale Danone employees, insisting that the boycott will hinder the country’s foreign economic investments and badly influence its reputation.Read Also: ‘Madawikh’: The App that Illustrates Morocco’s Ongoing BoycottAt the same time, El Othmani said there were:“120,000 farmers, 80 percent of whom are small farmers working for this establishment [Centrale]…we are worried about their situation and are thinking of means to support them during this hard time which will impact them into the future.”In the early days of Ramadan, El Othmani expressed concern over market monopolization during the holy month. He reminded citizens of the government’s latest initiative, a consumer complaint hotline (57 57). He affirmed that the government is making serious efforts to meet citizens’ needs throughout Ramadan.Meanwhile El Khalfi had a different take. He did not denounce the boycott campaign for reasons such as its threats on the jobs of dairy farmers, but he believed that the price increases were “fake news.” He singled out Centrale Danone, saying:“The profit margin of the company is reasonable and does not exceed 20 centimes [per liter].”In turn, Ramid acknowledged the “wisdom” of Moroccan people, stating: “I am asking Moroccans, who have always been known for their wisdom and rationality, to suspend the boycott of milk.” According to him, the boycott came in conjunction with the spring peak yield in milk production.“I am not a citizen on the street”-Yatim replied, when a journalist asked him about his stance on the boycott as a Moroccan citizen. Yatim refused to go further on the subject and merely added: “I am a minister and not a citizen. You are asking me [about my stance] as a minister now. If I were a citizen on the street (private citizen) you would not ask me.”Yatim’s statements tipped social media users over the edge, as they rose to attack him on Facebook and Twitter, writing things like: “What were you before?”; “We will not forgive those who supported you in your election campaign”; and “We have discovered now that you are a minister and not a citizen on the street.”Whose turn to apologize?The latest apology came from Yatim, who wrote on his Facebook page that he is proud of being a Moroccan. He clarified his earlier statement, saying: “I would like to reiterate what is meant by this statement, which is more than three weeks old. This is to remind the journalist at the time that he asked me as a minister, and that he would not have asked me if I was a citizen walking in the street.”Read Also: Boycott: Mohamed Yatim Apologizes after Controversial StatementOn behalf of the government, El Othmani apologized to boycotting consumers for the “verbal expressions and offenses” which were previously made against them, calling for tolerance and assuring that the government cannot be against the interest of citizens, as some think.Formerly, Centrale Danone Purchasing Director Adil Benkirane apologized to boycotting consumers whom he had called “traitors,” betraying the country and its products. After experiencing the wrath of consumers on social media and, allegedly, facing the threat of being fired from the company, Benkirane said, “I have read the reactions about my statement, and I know I made a mistake.”The first concerned company to officially comment on the boycott, Centrale Danone, emphasized in a statement that Benkirane’s offensive comment does not reflect its official stance.Sidi Ali video: Who says the truth?The voice of the burdened consumer, Thla Ouheddou, who first recounted her struggles to Alyaoum24 newspaper in a video and told of Sidi Ali’s monopolization near Oulmes, has now merged with the voice of the concerned company, as she recently appeared in a new video denying her original story and accusing the newspaper of pressuring her into venting at Sidi Ali.Thla, who lives off selling bread to Sidi Ali employees in the rural Middle Atlas village of Tarmilat by Oulmes said, in her original statements while she was on the verge of tears: “We suffer from water shortage while 150 [Sidi Ali] tank trucks carry water everyday.”It seems that she lost her confidence in mathematics, as she said in the new video: “I am ignorant, I don’t even know how to count.”Thla said:“I was troubled and pained since I suffer from diabetes, when these people [Alyaoum 24] came and told me just hold the microphone, and we will tell you what to say.”Hearkening back to her original statements, she said: “There is not enough [water] for drinking, not enough for doing laundry, yet we pay for it monthly.”Compared to her emotional state on the first video, which captured the anguish surfacing on her face as she complained about water being cut off in the region, Thla appeared with a blank face as she contradicted herself on the last video. “They told me to say that water was cut off on us, when it’s currently running day and night…I beg the authorities to pardon me because I was pushed to say what I said.”The very sudden change of Thla’s heart has raised questions among the public and pointed fingers at Sidi Ali as the one taking advantage of her difficult financial condition, presumably pressuring her to submit to the company’s preferred version of the story.Read Also: Moroccan Citizens Boycott Fish After Price HikesA fish boycott?New boycott hashtags were born Tuesday on social media networks: #Letitrot and #Letitswim. The boycott is now extending to fish due to high prices at the country’s fish markets.In a country with more than 1,000 miles of coastline, the rise in prices is unjustified, fish boycott supporters said today.Why now? The protests against high prices of fish are aligned to the fact that fish is a widely consumed food during Ramadan.“You know how to increase prices, but we have the boycott weapon,” one Twitter post said. Another read, “Moroccans will also be #Boycotting fish. Despite having a huge coast and bordering with two seas, fish is too expensive for the ordinary citizen. Effect of the regime’s disastrous economic policies. #Let_it_swim.”The new boycott sends a message to any business pondering an increase in prices without taking into consideration the purchasing power of the regular consumer.
According to the agency, the project has restored a mosaic of critical habitats at the core of the oasis’ wetlands that were degraded beyond recognition a few years ago, and is helping to improve livelihoods in the community. By pumping water back into the oasis, the initiative is reviving habitats for an array of wildlife, including hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, which made Azraq famous among nature lovers around the world, UNDP said. Thousands of tourists are once again visiting the Azraq region to enjoy its vegetation, set like an island amid one of the driest deserts in the Middle East. Visitors can see water buffaloes, blue-necked ostriches, Nubian ibexes, dozens of dragonfly species, and archaeological sites that include renowned desert castles. “Many of the birds for which the oasis was so well known are coming back,” said Chris Johnson, Director of Development of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a civic organization in Jordan. “Over 160 bird species have returned to the wetlands.” Mr. Johnson also noted the re-introduction of the killifish, a fish species found nowhere else in the world. The project has also created new jobs, including reserve management staff, rangers, ecologists, community liaison officers and arts and crafts workshop managers. The workshop has trained young women from the community in production of handicrafts and sweet foodstuffs made from locally grown dates. Azraq’s problems began decades ago when increasing demand for water for agricultural use and for use in the capital, Amman – where about half of the country’s 5.5 million people live – drained the oasis. By 1993, after more than 20 years of pumping, the springs dried up and fires burned across the landscape. According to UNDP, fundamental changes in national water policies to ease pressure from growing urban demand are needed to protect Azraq in the long-term. In response, the Government will soon launch a $600 million project to supply 100 million cubic metres per year of additional water to Amman. The project is funded in part by GEF, a financial mechanism that provides grant and concessional funds to developing countries and those with economies in transition for projects and activities that aim to protect the global environment.
DETROIT — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is out of the lineup and Chase Daniel is in against the Detroit Lions.Trubisky had been doubtful to play Thursday due to a shoulder injury.The 32-year-old Daniel is making his third career start. He had thrown just three passes over four years entering the Thanksgiving Day game.The Lions previously ruled out rookie running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) and wide receiver Marvin Jones (knee) with injuries.Chicago’s other inactive players are fullback Michael Burton, offensive tackle Rashaad Coward, receiver Javon Wims, tight end Adam Shaheen, defensive tackle Nick Williams and linebacker Aaron Lynch.Detroit’s other inactive players are receiver Brandon Powell, cornerback Teez Tabor, linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, defensive end Kerry Hyder and offensive tackle Andrew Donnal.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
Moins d’obésité infantile grâce au programme EpodeFrance – Le programme Epode (Ensemble, prévenons l’obésité des enfants) a permis de faire baisser de 9% la prévalence de l’obésité et du surpoids en cinq ans, dans neuf villes pilotes de l’Hexagone. Ce programme de prévention à destination des enfants de 5 à 12 ans met avant tout l’accent sur les bienfaits de l’activité sportive et d’une alimentation équilibrée, afin que garçons et filles ressentent “le plaisir de manger et de bien bouger”.24.000 enfants ont participé au programme Epode, lancé en 2004. Le pourcentage d’enfants obèses ou en surpoids dans cette tranche d’âge est ainsi passé de 20,55 à 18,83%, l’obésité passant de 4,81 à 4,45% et le surpoids, de 15,76 à 14,38%.Cette diminution a été d’autant plus notable dans les zones urbaines les plus favorisées où l’obésité et le surpoids ont subi une baisse de 13% en cinq ans contre 2% dans les ZEP (Zones d’éducation prioritaire).Aujourd’hui, 226 villes de France participent au programme Epode dont trois arrondissements de Paris. L’opération a également été mise en place en Belgique, en Espagne, en Grèce, au Mexique et en Australie du sud. Le 26 mai 2010 à 11:37 • Emmanuel Perrin
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Members of a South Florida church are working hard to help the people of Haiti.The Immanuel Temple AME Church in Pembroke Pines is collecting water, medical supplies and Christmas gifts for orphaned children in Port-au-Prince.Pastor John White is leading two dozen people, including doctors and volunteers, to deliver the supplies and administer medical aid to the impoverished country.Haiti is still recovering from an earthquake in 2010, as well as Hurricane Matthew, which struck in early October.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
New Delhi: Azad Bharatam, a newly formed political party, on Tuesday claimed that the panic buttons installed in Delhi auto-rickshaws by the city government were not functioning. Rakesh Agarwal, Founder of Azad Bharatam, told the media that every promise made by the AAP on the issue of women security had turned out to be a farce. “The same happened with panic buttons as well. A panic button is a button which a woman can press if she feels her life is in danger,” he said. Also Read – Kamal Nath states that there is no struggle over leader’s post in MP Advertise With Us The button is red in colour and can be seen on the GPS integrated fare meter fitted in autos and taxis since 2012. “But, the GPS Scheme itself is a downright scam. Most GPS devices are not working,” he added. He said the panic button was supposed to be connected to a high-decibel hooter in order to alert passers-by. “Most vehicles simply do not have the hooter. And even if it is installed, it doesn”t work. Also Read – Amrapali case: List of aggrieved homebuyers submitted to Supreme Court Advertise With Us “The panic button is merely a showpiece that the government flaunts from time to time to polish its image and to claim undeserved credit. Evidently, the AAP government has made women security as a pivotal point for its electoral strategy,” the Agarwal added. “If a passenger in distress presses the panic button, nothing happens. There is no connectivity or coordination with the police, so no distress signal goes out to the police and no help reaches her,” he added. No immediate reaction was made available by the Delhi government.
Sure, it may seem like our powerful next-gen consoles are meant for sliding you into the cockpit of a giant mech or sending you on an insane run through the jungle as a young Lara Croft, but the truth is there’s always room for some 16-bit side scrolly goodness. If you haven’t added it to your game list already, Super Time Force is an intense ride that demands to be a part of your library.The fantastic thing about indie games on consoles is that you only end up spending $15 for a game that will still eat up an entire weekend with great gameplay. The ID @ Xbox platform, as well as the incredible toolset available to indie developers on the PS4, make it so in these early days of the new machines there’s more of these cheaper indie games worth picking up than there are AAA titles. One perfect example is a game launched earlier this year called Super Time Force, available currently on consoles with plans to be available on Steam in the future.Super Time Force is a game that refuses to take anything seriously, while forcing you into the awkward position of playing a non-linear side-scrolling game. Your group of heroes are time travelers, capable of reversing time over and over again to accomplish your goals. In many ways the game is similar to Half Minute Hero, in that you have to use these time jumps to place your people and intercept obstacles before they become real problems. Unlike Half Minute Hero, you can have a nearly infinite number of your characters on the screen at any given time, and each time jump lets you rewind back to the beginning of the level if you choose.It takes a bit to get used to the way this game is laid out, but once you get over the learning curve Super Time Force is a ton of fun. Each character has a special ability that becomes useful all over the place, and your ability to quickly analyze the puzzle and correctly deploy your team members becomes more important than simply getting to the end of the level before time runs out. As a bonus, when the level ends you get a replay of the level in “real time” in order to get a sense of how you actually beat it. When it comes to things like boss fights, the chaotic mess that follows looks fantastic.You can’t argue with the $15 price tag, and while the game mechanics will absolutely frustrate you at first, there’s no end to how clever you can be once you get over it. You will die early, you will die often, but eventually you’ll reverse time enough to figure things out and overwhelm the enemy with your seemingly psychic ability to predict their moves.It also doesn’t hurt that the story is so incredibly ridiculous that you can’t help but laugh as you go from killer robots to murderous dinosaurs, but you’ll have to check out the game for yourself to fully appreciate that.
Microsoft employees are outraged over the company’s $480 million deal with the U.S. Army to provide them with Hololens2, Microsoft’s latest augmented-reality headsets, to be used on the battlefield. Although Microsoft won the contract in November, it was last Friday, that Microsoft workers took to Twitter to express their concerns. In an open letter, addressed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and president and chief legal officer Brad Smith, employees wrote that the deal has “crossed the line” and “is designed to help people kill.” This is not the first time tech workers have stood up in solidarity against tech giants over discrepancies in business or policies. Last year, ‘Employees of Microsoft’ asked Microsoft not to bid on US Military’s Project JEDI in an open letter. Google employees also protested against the companies’ censored search engine in China, codenamed Project Dragonfly. In October 2018, an Amazon employee has spoken out against Amazon selling its facial recognition technology, named, Rekognition to the police departments across the world. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens2 AR device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. They also signed a contract with US military services called Integrated Visual Augmentation System. Per the terms of the deal, the AR headsets will be used to insert holographic images into the wearer’s field of vision. The contract’s stated objective is to “rapidly develop, test, and manufacture a single platform that Soldiers can use to Fight, Rehearse, and Train that provides increased lethality, mobility, and situational awareness necessary to achieve overmatch against our current and future adversaries,” the letter said. What are Microsoft employees saying? The letter which was signed by more than 100 Microsoft employees, was published on an internal message board and circulated via email to employees at the company on Friday. The letter condemned the IVAS contract demanding for its cancellation and a call for stricter ethical guidelines. “We are alarmed that Microsoft is working to provide weapons technology to the US Military, helping one country’s government ‘increase lethality’ using tools we built. We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used,” the letter said. Aligning Hololens2 with military turns “warfare into a simulated ‘video game,’ further distancing soldiers from the grim stakes of war and the reality of bloodshed,” adds the letter. In October, Brad Smith defended Microsoft’s work with the military, via a blog post, “First, we believe that the people who defend our country need and deserve our support. And second, to withdraw from this market is to reduce our opportunity to engage in the public debate about how new technologies can best be used in a responsible way. We are not going to withdraw from the future.” He also suggested that employees concerned about working on unethical projects “would be allowed to move to other work within the company”. This statement ignores “the problem that workers are not properly informed of the use of their work”, the letter stated. Netizens are also in solidarity with Microsoft employees and criticize the military involvement. A comment on Hacker news reads, “Whether you agree with this sentiment or not, people waking up to ethical questions in our field is unquestionably a good thing. It’s important to ask these questions.” Read Next Rights groups pressure Google, Amazon, and Microsoft to stop selling facial surveillance tech to the government. ‘Employees of Microsoft’ ask Microsoft not to bid on US Military’s Project JEDI in an open letter. The new tech worker movement: How did we get here? And what comes next?
Comments Share Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Saturday voiced China’s “strong dissatisfaction with and opposition to” remarks by the U.S. State Department that it was deeply concerned about the protection of asylum-seekers in Thailand because of the case.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Check your body, save your life China’s official Xinhua News Agency said late Saturday that the 109 illegal immigrants had been on their way “to join jihad,” and that 13 of them had fled China after being implicated in terrorist activities. Another two had escaped detention, Xinhua said, citing the Ministry of Public Security.Xinhua’s report also claimed that a Chinese police investigation had uncovered several gangs recruiting people for jihad, and that Turkish diplomats in some Southeast Asian countries had facilitated the illegal movement of people.The Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gurs) are a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority in China’s far western region of Xinjiang. The group has complained of harsh cultural and religious suppression as well as economic marginalization under Chinese rule.Beijing has accused Uighur separatists of terrorism in Xinjiang, where ethnic violence has left hundreds of people dead.Many of the 109 had been radicalized by materials released by the World Uyghur Congress and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, Xinhua said. The former is a Munich-based Uighur rights group, and China has designated the latter a terrorist organization.In response to the report, Dilxat Raxit, World Uyghur Congress spokesman, said Sunday: “China is defending itself and shirking responsibility for Uighurs fleeing because of its policy of suppression. The so-called radicals are those who hope to flee China and live a stable and dignified life in a safe and free country.” Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of BEIJING (AP) — China’s official news agency said that 109 ethnic Uighurs who Thailand deported to China amid international criticism that the refugees could face persecution had been on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq to help wage holy war.On Thursday, Thai authorities sent back the Uighurs, who had been in Thailand for over a year and claimed to be Turkish, after determining they were Chinese. The repatriations were criticized by the U.N. refugee agency as “a flagrant violation of international law.” Rights groups expressed fears that they could face torture. In Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, protesters ransacked the Thai consulate to denounce the decision. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean
Go back to the e-newsletterQatar Airways has today announced the launch of QR Express, a solution to deliver airport-to-airport air freight service for time critical shipments. QR Express is the latest addition to the cargo airline’s expanding portfolio of specialised services and products.QR Express provides customers with the opportunity to book time-sensitive shipments via a quick and simple system that offers high boarding priority and rapid handling, ensuring speedy delivery of their cargo. Other key features include short and flexible close-outs, quick and dedicated ramp transfer (for express transit), as well as priority loading at origin and unloading at final destination and speedy retrieval at final destination (approximately 90 minutes).“We are delighted to launch our QR Express service,” said Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo. “We are committed to meeting our customers’ demand for the services they need, by investing in sophisticated technology, and a team of highly qualified staff. This new product enables our customers to ship time-sensitive cargo with the knowledge that transit time will be minimised. It will be an ideal solution for supply chain process and fast moving consumable goods.”Qatar Airways Cargo’s terminal at Hamad International Airport offers state-of-the-art technology and service to its customers around the globe. Its exceptional Quick Ramp Transfer (QRT) has the fastest airline transfer at Doha, whilst its dedicated team is committed to ensuring all QR Express shipments are safely and timely transported on board, and delivered to destinations.To date, Qatar Airways Cargo offers distinctive products, namely QR Pharma, QR Fresh and QR Equine, to ensure efficiency and compliance in the handling of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical and perishable cargo, as well as professional care and service to shipment of horses and other live animals. The cargo airline also offers QR Charter, utilising its most modern freighter fleets in the sky comprised of Boeing B777, Airbus A330 freighters and the popular Boeing B747-400BCF heavy cargo aircraft. The 112.5 tonne capacity on B747-400BCF aircraft enables the cargo airline to satisfy growing demand for outsized freight transportation from customers investing in significant infrastructure projects in the Middle East and throughout the world.Go back to the e-newsletter
2 years ago, Air Transat celebrated its 30th anniversary flying from London Gatwick, and the company’s aircraft got new livery as part of the festivities. They’re not some flash in the pan start-up – they’ve been doing this a long, long time… Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday airline. It was named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Every year, it carries some 5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in more than 25 countries. This Canadian airline has provided a much-loved service across the pond for more than 30 years, to various Canadian cities from London, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin. Read on to find out more about the award-winning airline that’s making transatlantic flights more affordable. 9. Fancy food menus Hey, hands up who’s looking forward to a transatlantic flight with three kids in tow? Anyone? Well at least there’s the Air Transat Kids Club to keep the little darlings entertained for some of the way. It’s free to register children between the ages of 2 and 11, and they get a free member’s kit full of goodies, as well as a few onboard surprises. Members get free seat selection and parents will enjoy the priority airport services and stroller gate delivery. Find cheap flights to Vancouver 1. You can fly direct from London to Toronto for £326 return We found a direct return flight from London to Calgary for an unbelievable £365 return. If you head there in July, make sure to catch the Calgary Stampede, a massive rodeo and festival that attracts more than a million visitors each year. Weirdly, Calgary airport also features an oxygen wellness spa, if you’re into that sort of thing – or you just want something to pass the time while waiting for a flight.. If you’re going to be stuck on a plane for eight hours, you might as well fly in comfort. Air Transat Club Class offers the big comfy seats you’d expect in an exclusive 12 seat cabin, along with numerous other perks like a welcome cocktail, a lovely amenity kit, complimentary alcoholic beverages and snacks, plus the tasty gourmet menu from celebrity Quebec chef Daniel Vezina. Plus you’ll feel like a VIP with priority airport services every step of the way, and you can check in two pieces of baggage weighing a whopping 32 kilograms each. Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday airline, flying to approximately 60 destinations in more than 25 countries. From the UK, you can fly with them from Manchester or Glasgow to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. And from London Gatwick, you can also fly to Quebec in addition to the above routes. In partnership with 16. An app to keep track of your flights Related10 travel tips to get a good night’s sleep on a long-haul flight with Air TransatWhat’s your trick for getting to sleep on a plane? A luxury eye mask? Noise-cancelling headphones? Meditation?Transatlantic flight deals and what to expect when you fly low-cost long-haulMore and more airlines have started running cheap transatlantic flights from the UK to the US, Canada and Mexico – but are those prices just too good to be true? Make sure you get the best all-round deal by finding the cheapest long-haul flights out there and reading our short…Air New Zealand Black Friday deals 2018In partnership with Black Friday Air New Zealand Deals 2018 Fly London to Los Angeles for prices from £175* Book Now Air New Zealand is launching the best sale fares of the year, including 100 x £175 return economy flights from London to Los Angeles*. The offer launches this Friday, 23rd… Yep, you can get from Scotland to Canada and back for £363. Maybe this is your chance to hang off the side of the world-famous CN Tower from a wire? The gourmet menu is not the only one, however! Air Transat has also recently improved it’s Bistro Menu. Included in the ticket price you can choose from two tasty hot meals, like garlic and ginger chicken with jasmine rice or vegetarian Shanghai noodles. Your meal is served with a side salad, desert and a cheeky beer or wine. You’ll also get free soft drinks throughout the flight with a further snack later on. 15. Fly from Manchester to Vancouver from just £386 Air Transat runs mostly Airbus planes, and the fleet is constantly being refreshed. Earlier this year they ordered seven Airbus A321neos, which will be delivered between 2020 and 2022. The cutting edge A321neo boasts greater comfort and personal space. With its new, efficient engine design, flights will be quieter with greater fuel efficiency, which is great for the environment! You can tick Vancouver off your bucket list with a £386 return ticket from Manchester. From the cherry blossom festival in April, to a week-long celebration of craft beer in June, Vancouver always has something exciting going on. Check out this list of events in Vancouver to find out what’s on while you’re visiting! 7. Families will always sit together At the Skytrax World Airline Awards in July 2018, Air Transat won World’s Best Leisure Airline (a leisure airline being one that specialises in package tours to holiday hotspots). And this isn’t some meaningless bauble – it was based on satisfaction surveys completed by 20 million passengers across 320 airlines. 8. Get a direct flight from Glasgow to Toronto for just £363 return 5. Direct flights from London Gatwick to Vancouver for as little as £359 return Find cheap flights to Toronto 10. You can fly direct from London Gatwick to Montreal for £357 return 4. The inflight entertainment is pretty sweet 12. Keep the little ones happy with Air Transat Kids Club More on Air Transat: If you have a child under 12 and you book flights for your family, the Air Transat system will automatically assign you with seats grouped together at no extra charge. 3. They fly to loads of destinations 17. Choose the fare option that suits you Published March 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. London to Vancouver: that’s a nearly ten-hour, 7,500-kilometre flight. But we found a direct Air Transat flight for just £359. That’s about 5p per kilometre! Now there’s no excuse not to visit one of the world’s most liveable cities – and sample the amazing food. In addition to fancy schmancy Club Class, Air Transat has a range of fare types for every kind of traveller. Travelling light? Then grab Eco Budget, though checked baggage can be added to the booking at any time for a fee. Want great value? Eco Standard includes checked baggage at 23kg and standard seat selection, costing much less than adding these items individually. You’ll also have options to change travel dates or even cancel for a fee. Are you a spontaneous adventurer? Eco Flex offers free cancellation and changes as well of plenty of extras, such as two pieces of checked baggage, priority airport services and the best seats available. Air Transat flights are some of the most affordable transatlantic flights you can get. We found a return flight from London to Toronto for an astonishingly low £326. That’s unbelievably great value for direct flights, and it includes in-flight meals and entertainment! It’s the perfect chance for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Niagara Falls. Air Transat offers affordable flights to Canada, but how do you get to sleep on an eight-hour transatlantic trip? Here are ten tips to set you snoozing, from the best travel pillows for long-haul flights to travel essentials like noise-cancelling headphones. Find cheap flights to Calgary That’s right, the cheapest flight we could find is just £357 return. Wander around Old Montreal, visit Notre-Dame Cathedral (the other one) and explore the Underground City – a network of tunnels and shopping complexes that honeycombs through the Downtown district. Air Transat share data on the cheapest time to fly on each of their routes from the UK to Canada. This is a great place to start if you’re flexible about when you travel! If you add Option Plus to your ticket, you’ll get a piece of checked baggage at 23kg, priority airport services, an onboard comfort kit including a snuggly blanket, inflatable neck pillow, eye mask and in-ear headphones, plus an extra alcoholic drink to start the party early. Why not make it a Canadian cocktail? 11. Club Class for intercontinental comfort In 2016, Air Transat was the first North American tour operator to become a Travelife Partner – a group that sets out strict sustainability criteria. The airline has steadily reduced its CO2 emissions per passenger over the past decade, and it provides long-term financial support to SOS Children’s Villages, a charity that builds projects in poor villages across the world. Check the best time to fly with Air Transat 10 travel tips to get a good night’s sleep on a long-haul flight with Air Transat 18. Enhance your flight experience with Option Plus 19. A focus on sustainable tourism 20. They’ve got 30 years of experience 2. Air Transat was voted the World’s Best Leisure Airline in 2018 14. Up-to-date airplanes Find cheap flights to Toronto Find cheap flights to Montreal 6. It’s easy to check the cheapest time to fly The Air Transat App is a handy little program for Android and iOS that lets you download your boarding pass, set up alerts for your flights and even book a hotel. And the CinePlus apps mean you can download the inflight entertainment onto your phone, too! You can taste Canada on board with the locally sourced, gourmet menu from celebrity Quebec chef Daniel Vezina – included with Club Class or available to purchase in Economy for £15. Did you know your taste buds work differently when you’re flying at 32,000 feet? This menu has been expertly designed, and taste-tasted in the air, so why wouldn’t you treat yourself? You’re already on holiday right? 13. Fly from London Gatwick to Calgary for £365 return ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Air Transat has some pretty impressive in-flight entertainment. The airline’s Airbus A330 planes have individual 9-inch touchscreens on each seat, with a range of movies and TV shows on offer – including plenty of Canadian classics. Canada really does start on board!
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