OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – With the federal election about a month away, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in damage control mode on Thursday, as he grapples with the fallout from multiple bombshell reports showing him in brown and blackface.But what impact, if any, would racist images — dating back to as early as the 1990s — have on the outcome of the Oct. 21 vote? Prior to news of a third instance of Trudeau shown with racist makeup on, one expert said it likely wouldn’t do much damage to the Liberal campaign.“Whatever you think of this, this is a diversion for a day and a half from the Liberal message, and unnecessary,” explained Allan Bonner, a crisis manager and former adviser to a number of premiers. However, a new video emerging just feeds into the Conservative narrative that Trudeau isn’t as advertised, Bonner said.“The fact that more events are coming forward in different formats, i.e. still picture and video, keeps the story alive for awhile,” he added.Many people fired back at Trudeau’s Wednesday apology, with one Twitter user saying: “KISS wore makeup, you were in blackface.”KISS wore makeup, you were in blackface.— RC (@Renaudc67) September 19, 2019Dr. Annette Henry, a race relations expert at the University of British Columbia, says Trudeau saying sorry is not good enough.“For me, what he has portrayed himself to be and what he is are quite different, in that he really doesn’t understand issues of race and culture as much as he has said,” she says.“He’s gone to school, he has a good education – he should know better,” Henry says. “His conscience should have pricked him. He should know better that this is inappropriate. Everyone in that photo is complicit.”She adds while it is a good thing that he apologized, it could have been stronger. He repeated himself and kept to the party line.“He just seemed like he’s unconscious of these issues. I mean, even going to India with his family and dressing up in Indian garb – I just said, what is he thinking?Meantime, some voters around Vancouver didn’t appear to be too bothered by the news.“I don’t really care about what he did in the past. We should focus on what’s happening now,” one person said.“He wasn’t the prime minister at that time, so for me, he was young,” another added. “As everyone, when you’re young, you’re a bit stupid.”On how Trudeau and the Liberal Party handled the crisis prior to Thursday morning, Bonner said they followed protocol.“The tradition is you do abjectly apologize quickly,” he said . “The only person to get away with not doing that who comes to my mind is Senator John McCain who kind of slough off his controversial pastor a couple of elections ago. But that’s what you have to do, that’s the normal thing in crisis management, unless it is subsequently revealed that you didn’t actually do what you’re being accused of.”Trudeau has been blasted online and in traditional media for his decision to wear brownface at the “Arabian Nights”-themed party at a Vancouver private school, where he once taught.At this point, pollsters say it’s going to take a couple of days until we know if there’s any lasting damage to the Liberals’ re-election prospects.–With files from Martin MacMahon, Jamie Pulfer, Sonia Aslam, Alison Bailey and The Canadian Press
Posted: October 16, 2018 AP Stocks surge on earnings and economic data; Dow climbs 500 October 16, 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — World stock markets are rallying Tuesday, and U.S. stocks are on track for their second-largest gain in 2018 following strong earnings reports from major U.S. companies in finance and health care. Technology companies are also rising after their recent slump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose as much as 502 points.Even with the big gains, major indexes are still broadly lower for the month following a two-day rout last week that erased nearly 1,400 points from the Dow.Investors were encouraged by some good news on the economy. The Federal Reserve said output by U.S. factories, mines and utilities climbed in September despite the effects of Hurricane Florence, and the Labor Department said U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August while hiring continued to increase.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index jumped 54 points, or 2 percent, to 2,805 as of 2:45 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow gained 494 points, or 2 percent, to 25,745.The Nasdaq composite climbed 192 points, or 2.6 percent, to 7,623 as technology companies reversed some of their outsize losses from the last few days. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 39 points, or 2.6 percent, to 1,592.Earnings for U.S. companies climbed about 20 percent in each of the first two quarters of 2018 as economic growth picked up and corporate taxes were slashed. Analysts expect similar results in the current period.Stocks have gyrated over the last three days following a six-day losing streak that included some of their biggest declines of the year. The S&P 500 fell 6.9 percent from its record high on Sept. 20 to its recent low on Thursday. It remains 4.3 percent below that record level.HEALTHY…: UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer and provider of privately-run Medicare Advantage plans, once again topped Wall Street forecasts and raised its projections for the year. The stock climbed 4.1 percent to $270.95. Other health insurers also rose. Cigna advanced 3.8 percent to $211.70 and Humana rose 3.4 percent to $327.90. Medicaid service company Molina Healthcare jumped 4.1 percent to $144.26.Health care products giant Johnson & Johnson added 1.4 percent to $135.89 after it said prescription sales jumped. Its results, too, were stronger than analysts expected.…AND WEALTHY: Morgan Stanley rose 5.7 percent to $45.94 and Goldman Sachs added 2.4 percent to $220.38 after the two investment banks did better than expected in the third quarter, helped by strong performance in their trading operations and better-than-expected revenue from stock underwriting. Morgan Stanley’s stock has fallen 12 percent this year and Goldman has lost almost 14 percent.TECH UPDATE: Technology companies rose. Microsoft jumped 2.8 percent to $110.65 and Adobe rallied 8.6 percent to $258.36 after it backed its fourth-quarter profit and revenue forecasts. The stock has jumped 47 percent this year, but had slumped in recent days. Internet companies also advanced. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, rose 2.4 percent to $1,128.80.Email delivery company Sendgrid climbed 14.8 percent to $35.50 after cloud communications platform company Twilio agreed to buy it for $36.92 per share in stock, or $1.7 billion. Twilio fell 3.4 percent to $73.56.SUSPENSE FOR NETFLIX: Netflix rose 2.7 percent to $342.04 ahead of its third-quarter report Tuesday afternoon. The streaming video company has struggled over the past three months and has fallen almost 20 percent since its second-quarter report, when it posted disappointing subscriber totals and gave a weaker forecast than analysts expected.It’s still up 78 percent this year, the third-best of any S&P 500 stock.O CANNABIS: On Wednesday Canada will legalize marijuana nationwide. While cannabis companies mostly traded lower Tuesday, the stocks have made huge gains this year in highly volatile trading. Tilray fell 5.7 percent to $156.27 while Canopy Growth shed 7.1 percent to $52.87.On Tuesday Benchmark Capital analyst Mike Hickey started coverage of Tilray with a $200 price target, saying its supply deals with pharmacies and a partnership with drugmaker Novartis will help make it an early leader in the market. Hickey valued the Canadian cannabis market at about $3.2 billion in 2019 and said it will climb to $8.1 billion by 2023.Tilray’s market value stands at $14.5 billion, up ninefold since it went public in mid-July, and Canopy Growth has more than doubled in value to $12 billion. Canopy announced a $4 billion investment from Corona beer maker Constellation Brands in August. The huge gains reflect investors’ view that that other countries will legalize marijuana in the years to come.ENERGY: U.S. benchmark crude oil added 0.2 percent to $71.92 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, rose 0.4 percent to $81.14 per barrel in London.Wholesale gasoline rose 1.7 percent to $1.98 a gallon and heating oil picked up 0.6 percent to $2.34 a gallon. Natural gas lost 0.1 percent to $3.24 per 1,000 cubic feet.BONDS: Bond prices edged lower. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.17 percent from 3.16 percent.METALS: Gold rose 0.1 percent to $1,231 an ounce. Silver lost 0.2 percent to $14.70 an ounce. Copper slipped 0.3 percent to $2.78 a pound.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 112.27 yen from 111.88 yen. The euro fell to $1.1577 from $1.1584.OVERSEAS: France’s CAC 40 added 1.5 percent while the DAX in Germany jumped 1.4 percent. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent. Italy’s FTSE MIB jumped 2.2 percent after the government avoided last-minute delays in presenting a budget plan.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rallied 1.2 percent and the Kospi in South Korea was little changed. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index finished 0.1 percent higher. AP, Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter
Listen: Charli XCX Releases New Track “5 In The Morning” Wake Up With Charli XCX At “5 In The Morning” listen-charli-xcx-releases-new-track-5-morning News Twitter Facebook Email The British singer/songwriter unveils her latest single after revealing she’s got “a lot” of new music on the horizonRenée FabianGRAMMYs May 31, 2018 – 12:30 pm Currently in the midst of a huge tour as an opening act for Taylor Swift’s top-selling Reputation tour, it seems Charli XCX has also carved out some time for her own music.On May 31, the British singer/songwriter released a new single, “5 In The Morning.” It arrived just hours after Charli XCX teased she is “going to release a lot music this year,” so much so we’re “gonna be so f***ing sick of” her. Somehow we doubt it.The track, which Billboard calls a “flashy banger,” has a hip-hop vibe with an empowering message for all those who are “busy ballin'”: “I’m goin’ all in/ It’s 5 in the mornin’, I’m busy ballin’/I ain’t even stoppin’/It’s 5 in the mornin’, I’m so devoted.”While we wait for what else Charli XCX has in store, you can likely catch some of her new music if you head out to see her on tour.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”
Major US computer company Dell Inc said a security hole exists in some of its recently-shipped laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data.A pre-installed programme on some new Dell laptops that can only be removed manually by consumers makes them vulnerable to cyber intrusions. This may allow hackers to read encrypted messages and redirect browser traffic to spoofs of real websites such as Google or those belonging to a bank, among other attacks.”The recent situation raised is related to an on-the-box support certificate intended to provide a better, faster and easier customer support experience,” said Dell. “Unfortunately, the certificate introduced an unintended security vulnerability.”Dell declined to say how many computers or which specific models are affected. The software began getting installed on laptops in August, according to a spokeswoman. The company also said future systems would not contain the bug.The company said it would provide customers with instructions to permanently remove the certificate by email and on its support website, a process that will likely be highly technical.Dell’s security flaw is similar to a so-called “Superfish” program detected on Lenovo computers earlier this year.
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Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 22:54End of live reporting22:01M 6 Northbound closed due to roadworks during the night between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 Queensway (Stoke-On-Trent).Until 6:00 on 11th December. 21:19None of the night crews from the city’s main fire stations reported any evening incidents.20:41A500 Queensway Southbound closed due to roadworks during the night from A527 (Wolstanton Retail Park, Wolstanton) to A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout, Etruria). Until 6:00 on 11th December. 20:22Officers searching former schoolPolice officers are searching for a man on the site of an abandoned Stoke-on-Trent School. Staffordshire Police, including the dog unit, are scouring the former St Peter’s School, in Queens Road, Penkhull, after receiving reports of a person on the site. No one has yet been found. 19:58Accident cleared on A50 Westbound at Uttoxeter Road (Creda Roundabout / Meir Heath / Blythe Bridge). The slip road from A521 Catchems Corner above the motorway was re-opened around 19:20. 19:56Police officers issue appeal after bike stolen from front garden (Image: pstonier)Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a folding bike was taken from a front garden before items on the cycle were scattered along a Staffordshire Moorlands town. Officers received reports a Raleigh folding bike had been taken from a garden in the Whitemore area, near Biddulph , at around midday on Sunday (December 9). Read more.19:23Vehicle owners told to keep keys safe after early morning theftDrivers are being told to make sure their keys are left in a safe place after a set were taken from a car in the early hours of this morning.Officers in Cheshire received reports that a car on Solly Crescent, Congleton, had been broken into this morning (December 10).PCSO Jessica Shore, of Cheshire Police, says it is believed a set of vehicle keys had been taken from the car, and hopes anyone with any information will come forward.Read more.19:00 A5272 Chell Street busy but moving at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square).18:46 Bucknall Road inbound busy but moving from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre. 18:35 A50 Westbound entry slip road closed due to accident at Uttoxeter Road (Creda Roundabout / Meir Heath / Blythe Bridge). Traffic is coping well. The slip road from A521 Catchems Corner above the motorway is closed. 18:12Delays of up to 25 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield due to trespass incident at Longport.18:10All lanes open and traffic returned to normal, broken down crane removed on M6 Southbound at J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Lane one (of three) was closed due to a crane which is moving very slowly, traffic is able to pass in lanes two and three. All restrictions were lifted around 17:40.17:58All lanes open and traffic easing, accident cleared on A500 Southbound before M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe).A lane was closed on approach to the M6 J16 interchange. All restrictions were lifted around 17:40.16:36Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). 16:36 Bucknall Road inbound busy but moving from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre.16:27One lane closed and heavy traffic due to accident on A500 Southbound before M6 J16 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). A lane is closed on approach to the M6 J16 interchange.16:03Heavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is six minutes. 15:59Man treated by paramedics after rescuing pet budgie from flat fireA man had to be treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation after re-entering a burning flat to rescue a pet budgie.Firefighters from Alsager raced to Brook Villas in Talke Road, Alsager at 7.10pm yesterday (December 9) to reports of a small fire involving burnt food.When they arrived at the scene firefighters discovered a man had managed to escape from the sheltered housing block but re-entered the building to rescue the bird.Read more.15:37Usual congestion on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is four minutes.15:37 Heavy traffic on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). Travel time is five minutes. 15:24 Traffic returned to normal on B5051 Moorland Road at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). 15:20A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brindley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout.15:08Woman, 23, due in court after incident at city centre shopA 23-year-old woman is due to appear before Magistrates after Christmas following an incident at a city centre convenience store over the weekend.Natasha Woolley, of Madeley Street, Tunstall, has been charged with criminal damage to property over the value of £5,000 and failing to comply with a community protection notice.Read more.12:53A527 Porthill Road clear at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 10:10Queuing traffic on A50 Eastbound before A50 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout) McDonalds roundabout. In the roadworks area.Highways will be filled in a large pot hole that has appeared in the road. 09:44Accident on A50 Eastbound from A522 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean) to B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.Incident reported at around 09.10 and Police arrived at scene at around 09.20 to assist with traffic management. Near Uttoxeter09:16More on the James Brindley Way crash…Officers from Staffordshire Police were called to a report of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles on James Brindley Way, Stoke-on-Trent, at 7.44am this morning (10 December).A 30-year-old man has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.The road reopened at just before 9am.08:55 Queuing traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 08:45A collision on the A51 near The Swan with Two Necks (Image: Tommy Booth)Tommy Booth has spotted this collision on the A51 near The Swan with Two Necks pub. Causing long delays in the area.
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Tags: Tanzania << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TANZANIA — There’s never a shortage of videos of dumb people in the wild, and the latest one is certainly no exception.A couple on safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park were seen on camera trying to pet a lion through the window of their vehicle. The video, which has been viewed over 26,000 times, clearly shows a female arm reach out of the window in an attempt to pet the wild animal, which had been resting right below them.At first the lion paid no heed, but after a few seconds it bared its teeth at the passengers and roared. The male passenger in the vehicle quickly closed the window in response.Wildlife Sightings, who published the video, said that trying to touch a lion is “incredibly stupid and ignorant of the tourist that filmed the sighting.” According to The Sun, which had interviewed a South African safari ranger, the lion had the power to tear off a person’s arm or even pull the couple out of the window and kill them.More news: Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?This is just the latest incident involving tourists acting foolishly in the wild. Last month, a French couple and their young child were caught on camera trying to escape a pack of hungry cheetahs after they exited their car to snap pictures of the animals while at Safari Park Beekse Bergen in the Netherlands.The family got out of their vehicle on two separate occasions to take photographs. The first time, the cheetahs ignored them entirely. But the second time, the cheetahs are seen circling the family, after which the man runs back to the vehicle. The woman is seen picking up the child, trying to stare down an approaching cheetah, and swatting it away as if it’s nothing more than a harmless mosquito.Fortunately, the woman and child made it back to the car just in time.Park manager Niels de Wildt confirmed the authenticity of the video to Dutch radio station NOS Radio 1 News, and said, “These people have been incredibly lucky.” Share Tourist tries to pet a wild lion and what happens next comes as no surprise to anyone Travelweek Group