10 months agoBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressure

first_imgBrahim Diaz says he can handle Real Madrid pressureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz says he can handle pressure of being a Real Madrid player.The 19-year-old former Manchester City midfielder had his official presentation on Monday and was able to train with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning, though he was clearly still in a state of excitement about the move.”Real Madrid are the best club in the world and you have to perform at the highest level every week,” he said to Madrid’s official television channel.”Each week you must try to score goals and give assists and, above all, contribute to the team union that is what leads you to winning titles at the end.”There are great players and world stars here.”I’ve come from a big club, but this is another step forward.”Brahim provided an insight into where he believes he plays best, too.”[I’m comfortable] in all attacking positions,” he added.”I really like to play behind the striker because I’m a link-up player.”I like the attacking side of the game and being able to play one-twos, arriving from midfield and score goals.”Goals and assists are very important for a club like Real Madrid. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Canadas auto industry at risk if GM closes Oshawa plant union president

first_imgOTTAWA — Unifor president Jerry Dias says General Motors’ plan to close its car plant in Oshawa, Ontario puts it on the brink of leaving Canada completely.The head of Canada’s biggest private-sector union represents about 2,500 workers at the factory the carmaker plans to shut at the end of 2019.After meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dias said GM has moved production of five models of vehicles to Mexico and the United States in the past few years, and if the Oshawa plant closes, the company will have only one left here.Dias argues that if General Motors stops making cars in Canada, it would devastate the parts industry and that would cause big trouble for other car companies.He says labour standards in Mexico are low and Trudeau has to work with President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.Dias says the revamped NAFTA deal should help eventually, but the parts that apply to the auto sector won’t kick in for years and by then it could be too late.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Quebecer confined in Cuba says hes been convicted in second trial

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec man who has been stuck in Cuba after being involved in a boating accident that killed a fellow tourist in 2017 says he is once again facing four years in prison following a second trial.Toufik Benhamiche says in a statement that he was convicted in relation to the incident following a trial that took place on Dec. 10.The man from Mascouche, Que., was originally convicted of criminal negligence causing death but the verdict was overturned by Cuba’s highest court earlier this year.Benhamiche, 48, was driving a small boat as part of a tourist excursion in July 2017 in Cayo Coco when it veered out of control and fatally struck a woman from Ontario.His lawyers have argued the rental company violated Cuban safety standards, and that Benhamiche was given little instruction on how to operate the craft and was assured it wasn’t dangerous.His wife, Kahina Bensaadi, has repeatedly called on Canadian government officials to intervene and help bring her husband home.Benhamiche says he’ll appeal the new conviction, which means having to spend at least another year in Cuba. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Conservative candidate Greg Rickford says Manitoba Winnipeg havent asked for Freedom Road

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Shoal Lake 44 First Nation will be taking its case to the United Nations.A delegation from the community is expected to travel to Geneva, Switzerland, next February.The community has been cut-off from the mainland for 100 years and has been under a boil water advisory for nearly two decades.It seems public support to build a so-called “Freedom Road” for the community is finally taking hold and it’s now part of the federal election campaign.APTN’s Dennis Ward spoke with the candidates hoping to represent the riding that includes the community.last_img

Toronto market in tripledigit decline US markets fall sharply

first_imgCanada’s main stock index plummeted more than 250 points Friday, down 4 per cent over the past week, in a broad-based decline that included drops in every sector.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 254.89 points to 15,606.03 today.The last such drop was more than seven months ago when it lost about 269 points on May 17, 2017.While all sectors finished Friday in the red, shares in health care saw the steepest losses of an average 6.18 per cent.Cannabis stocks led the decline in the sector, with Canopy Growth Corp. dropping $3.44 or 12.49 per cent to $24.11, while Aphria Inc. shares fell $1.60 or 10.34 per cent to $13.88. Both were among the top three worst performing shares on the TSX Friday.Aphria’s losses came the same day it announced a $20-million deal to sell its stake in an Arizona cannabis company to an affiliated U.S. firm. The Canadian licensed marijuana producer is looking to reduce its direct involvement in medical pot in the U.S.Things weren’t any better south of the border.The Dow Jones industrial average shed 665.75 points to 25,520.96. The S&P 500 index lost 59.85 points to 2,762.13 and the Nasdaq composite index slipped 144.91 points to 7,240.95.“(The market) was priced to perfection, meaning certainly not a cheap market, so you would expect that any major negative news would be badly taken,” said Patrick Blais, a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Manulife Investments.Investor mindsets are shifting to realize that interest rates in the U.S. will go higher and likely at a quicker rate than originally anticipated, he said, which means all asset values probably need to be reassessed to the downside.“Maybe the market needs to temper its bullishness on valuations,” he said.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 80.78 cents US, down 0.60 of a U.S. cent.The March crude contract fell 35 cents to US$65.45 per barrel and the March natural gas contract slipped by a penny to roughly US$2.85 per mmBTU.The April gold contract dropped US$10.60 to US$1,337.30 an ounce and the March copper contract lost about 2.2 cents to roughly US$3.19 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on TwitterCompanies in this story: (TSX:WEED, TSX:APH)last_img read more

Cott sells traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco for US125B

TORONTO — Cott Corp. (TSX:BCB) announced a deal Tuesday to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Dutch company Refresco for US$1.25 billion.The Toronto-listed company’s Cott Beverages division is one of the world’s largest producers of drinks on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors.Cott said the sale will help position it to better grow its water, coffee, tea and filtration businesses both organically and with acquisitions.“After a thorough strategic review in 2013, we developed an accelerated diversification and acquisition strategy in order to transform our company,” Cott chief executive Jerry Fowden said in a statement.“This transaction is very much in line with this strategy, and enables our traditional business to become an integral part of a larger global beverage manufacturing company that pursues the same high customer service and quality standards Cott has been known for throughout its history.”Proceeds from the sale are expected to be used to help reduce debt.Refresco is an independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and brands with production in Europe and the United States.“This transaction is a significant enhancement to our buy and build strategy, which will provide Refresco with enlarged scale, synergies, and savings alongside Refresco’s manufacturing footprint, geographic diversity, product range and customer service,” Refresco chief executive Hans Roelofs said in a statement.The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year, subject to certain closing conditions including regulatory approval, Refresco shareholder approval, and working capital adjustments. read more

Suspicious package deemed safe at Quantum Murray

Hamilton Police have deemed there was no public safety or environmental issue after a suspicious package was found at Quantum Murray.A truck operator who was delivering a load of metal waste set off the radiation detectors upon entering the facilities yard, which was in the area of Strathearn Avenue.The Hamilton fire department and HAZMAT team were called and helped locate the source of the radiation.Police say employees of Quantum Murray and two neighbouring facilities were removed from the area as a precaution.Officers say the radiation levels emitted from the package were later deemed safe.

Hundreds continue to arrive in Kosovo from FYR of Macedonia UNHCR

Millicent Mutuli, spokeswoman for the Geneva-based UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said that on Thursday alone some 1,400 refugees had entered Kosovo from Blace and the Jazince border crossing, following clashes at the village of Radusha.More than 50,300 refugees had arrived in Kosovo and another 5,000 into southern Serbia since fighting intensified this year in the FYR of Macedonia, the spokeswoman said. The flow of refugees had slowed last week, but had picked up again this week amid fears of a ceasefire breakdown and reports of fighting near the capital, Skopje.

Despite violence tremendous hunger for peace in Afghanistan top UN official

“2019 will mark the 40th anniversary – four decades of instability – in Afghanistan,” he said. “For the vast majority of the country, they have grown up knowing conflict and nothing else, so there is a tremendous – and you will know this better than me – there is a tremendous hunger for peace. I have only met people in Afghanistan who want the violence to end so the United Nations will be doing what it can and offering its support in that regard.”One of the aims of the conference – which is being attended by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, its Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, together with numerous foreign ministers, including from Russia, Turkey and the EU – is to emphasise the importance of development to securing peace and security.The Geneva meeting will also provide an opportunity to measure what has been achieved in Afghanistan after the international community committed $15.2 billion to the country as part of a four-year plan, in 2016.“Whether it’s peace, whether it’s security, whether it’s development, whether it’s trade, things need to be Afghan-owned and Afghan-led,” Mr Lanzer said, before noting that progress had been “quicker and better” than might have been expected – not least in reform of the Government security sector.International Monetary Fund (IMF) benchmarks “have not only been met, they’ve been exceeded”, the UNAMA official continued, before listing a series of areas where reform could be assessed, from investing in “the basic services” of health and education, to enabling the private sector by passing key legislation and combating corruption.Current humanitarian needs in the country are at emergency levels for millions of people, the result of one of the worst droughts in living memory that has destroyed crops and livestock, hitting the mainly rural population hardest.With 3.6 million living with chronic food insecurity, Mr. Lanzer said that “to be clear, it’s one step away from famine. That’s how hard this drought has struck during 2018.”In addition to delivering food to those in need, providing shelter to people who have been displaced by the famine – or who are returning to Afghanistan – remains among the most urgent humanitarian challenges in the country, before winter sets in.“This year so far, 675,000 people have returned from Iran to Afghanistan”, Mr. Lanzer said. “And at the same time, half a million people have been forced from their homes in the country. Why? Because of ongoing violence and because of the drought.”Elections on course for AprilAmid reports that Afghanistan’s 2019 presidential election may be postponed, the UN official said that no change in date had been conveyed to him by the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC).“We are working on the information that we have which is that presidential elections are currently scheduled to take place on 20 April (2019)”, he said, “and that’s the date that we’re still discussing with the authorities.”Mr. Lanzer noted that the recent Parliamentary elections marked an important moment because they took place “without massive organizational support from the international community”.It was also very significant at the end of February this year that the Government of Ashraf Ghani had said it was ready for “talks without preconditions” with Taliban armed groups without preconditions, the UN official explained.This new approach has been accompanied by a “more concerted effort by the international community to lend a hand to that process”, Mr. Lanzer added, making this “an apt moment to get together to reaffirm our commitments and support to Afghanistan”. Speaking to journalists at the start of the two-day meeting at the Palais des Nations, senior UN official Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that everyone he had met wanted a solution to stop the violence.The UN would do what it could to help them, with the support of the international community, he insisted, noting that the question of peace would be “quite naturally” a component of discussions. read more

Family of woman who died after being scalded by Premier Inn shower

first_imgA Crown Office spokesman said the incident had been investigated by police, the council and health and safety experts and a decision had been made not to hold a fatal accident inquiry.  I’m still angry at what they didSundar Uthaman 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 family’s lawyers had argued for a six-figure sum, claiming the hotel, owned by Whitbread PLC, had failed in its duty of care. Speaking from Bangalore, Mr Uthaman told the BBC: “I’m still angry at what they did and the fact it wasn’t until Thompsons Solicitors raised the court proceedings that they issued an apology.” A spokesman for Premier Inn said: “We are very sorry for the tragic accident that occurred to Ms Uthaman in 2012 and our thoughts are with her family.”We take millions of bookings every year and we would like to reassure our guests that this was an isolated incident.”We constantly monitor and regulate the water temperature of our showers in line with industry best practice, which is based on Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulatory guidance and NHS health care guidelines.” The family of a tourist who died after being scalded by a Premier Inn shower have finally received compensation and an apology from the hotel owners. Kalyani Uthaman, from India, had been holidaying at a branch of the hotel in Edinburgh when she was severely scalded by the shower. The 59-year-old later died in hospital having suffered multiple organ failure. Her son, Sundar Uthaman, said he feels “vindicated” following the settlement, which was made nearly five years after the incident in August 2012. last_img read more

Student stabbed with scissors during school brawl

The injured schoolboy showing where he was stabbedHe was then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, and his mother was informed of the incident.INews understands the teen received one stitch and two x-rays were conducted on his body.The matter was reported and is being investigated. INews will bring an update on this story in a subsequent report. (Ramona Luthi) A fourth form Kingston Secondary School student was yesterday morning stabbed to his abdomen by another student following a scuffle. According to the 17-year-old teen who spoke to INews, there had been an exchange of words between him and a 15-year-old student since Monday. However, he relayed that yesterday the 15-year-old resorted to physically attacking him, and the duo fought.“He point up he hand in meh face, and I lash it away and then we start fight. Choke up and thing,” the teen explained.He further relayed students and teachers tried to separate the fight, however while the teachers pulled him away, the teen said that the other student managed to get hold of a scissors and swiftly dealt him a stab to his left side abdomen.The fourth form student said that his opponent then ran downstairs into the school yard and grabbed a bottle, broke it and attempted to attack him further. However, the young man said that this time, he armed himself with a wood, while the teacher who was holding on to him, ran away.The 15-year-old, in the company of his friends reportedly ran out of the school compound.Meanwhile, the 17-year-old said that he only became aware that he was injured when his teachers started shouting at the sight of blood oozing from his side. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related17-year-old charged with attempted murder of 15-year-old schoolmateJanuary 26, 2018In “Court”Teen stabbed in scuffle on Norton StreetAugust 13, 2017In “Crime”Schoolgirl stabs 14-yr-old boy to neck – at Charity Secondary SchoolFebruary 4, 2016In “Local News” read more

Challenges in applying IFRS

first_imgThe existence of activities which result in saleable production but also contribute towards the development of the mine, and hence deliver longer term benefits as well. The need for large up-front investment, with low success rates on exploration spending and long lead-times on new projects The existence of significant back-end costs, when mines are eventually closed, in decommissioning processing facilities, rehabilitating the sites and managing obligations to the workforce and local communities The interaction with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and the move towards convergence, brings further challenges in interpreting IFRS – at a time when the Securities and Exchange Commission is taking an active interest in how US GAAP should be applied to the mining industry.Areas of particular difficulty for the sector include the accounting for reserves and resources; deferred stripping (which has recently been outlawed under US GAAP); commissioning and decommissioning; long term stockpiles; impairment; and functional currency. International Accounting Standard 39 (IAS 39), dealing with the recognition and measurement of financial instruments, has also posed challenges – as it has for many industries.  Mining companies which assumed initially that their activities would fall outside IAS 39 have generally found that this is not the case, for example because of the rules on so-called “embedded derivatives.”   A lot of companies have now completed their IFRS conversion projects, and have produced their first annual reports under IFRS. ‘Real Time – IFRS in the mining sector provides insight into how companies have dealt with some of the key IFRS issues facing the industry, through examples of the accounting policies published in mining companies’ IFRS financial statements.  According to Taylor, “Companies have adopted a consistent approach in many areas, and there is no doubt that the introduction of IFRS has advanced the transparency and comparability of financial statements.  However, there are also some areas in which practice appears to vary across the industry.  In such cases, the disclosure of a company’s accounting policies – and also the consistent application of those policies – is particularly important.” The mining sector faces many unique challenges in interpreting and applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), according to Real Time – IFRS in the mining sector, a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Brian Taylor, UK Mining Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers said, “These challenges reflect the specific characteristics of the industry and also the absence of detailed industry guidance.”In explaining the challenges faced by the industry, the report points out that many IFRS requirements do not reflect important characteristics of the mining industry, including:last_img read more

Iceland delays road projects for its hidden elf population

first_imgREYKJAVIK, Iceland — In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” — thousands of elves, dwelling in Iceland’s wilderness.So perhaps it was only a matter of time before 21st-century elves got political representation.Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project building a direct route from the Alftanes peninsula, where the president has a home, to the Reykjavik suburb of Gardabaer. They fear disturbing elf habitat and claim the area is particularly important because it contains an elf church.The project has been halted until the Supreme Court of Iceland rules on a case brought by a group known as Friends of Lava, who cite both the environmental and the cultural impact — including the impact on elves — of the road project. The group has regularly brought hundreds of people out to block the bulldozers.And it’s not the first time issues about “Huldufolk,” or “hidden folk,” have affected planning decisions.They occur so often that the road and coastal administration has a stock media response for elf inquiries: “Issues have been settled by delaying the construction project at a certain point while the elves living there have supposedly moved on.”Scandinavian folklore is full of elves, trolls and other mythological characters. Most people in Norway, Denmark and Sweden haven’t taken them seriously since the 19th century, but elves are no joke to many in Iceland, population 320,000.last_img read more

Teen girl shot in North Miami Beach

Teen girl shot in North Miami Beach

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A teenage girl was shot in North Miami Beach, according to officials.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the 19-year-old was shot in the area of Northeast 159th Street and 13th Avenue, around 4:20 p.m., Friday.She was transported to Aventura Hospital.Police officers responded to the scene and have roped off the area, which appears to be a park, with crime scene tape.Officials investigating the scene said there is a woman who was hit with glass after the shots were fired. She was rushed to Aventura Hospital for her injuries but is OK.7’s Skyforce HD also flew over the scene, as of 5:20 p.m.An SUV was also parked on the scene with its license plate covered up. 7News was on the scene as the vehicle was being towed away, around 6 p.m. The 19-year-old is expected to be OK, officials said.Officials are advising motorists to stay away from the area as they continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

On Capitol Hill Democrats Add Three Senators to Armed Services Committee California

On Capitol Hill Democrats Add Three Senators to Armed Services Committee California

first_imgSenate Democrats on Thursday named three new members to the Armed Services Committee to replace the incumbents who lost their races in the general election last month. The new members for the 116th Congress are Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) and Doug Jones (Ala.); they will fill the seats left by the departure of Bill Nelson (Fla.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.). The rest of the committee’s Democratic lineup remains unchanged, with Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.) returning as the ranking member. Panel memberships are subject to ratification by the full Senate when the new Congress convenes in January. … California Rep. Ken Calvert (R) is hoping to become ranking member on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee next year, after the position opened up when the Republican Steering Committee named Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) as the ranking member on the full committee for the 116th Congress. Calvert is a veteran member of the defense panel and currently services as its vice chairman. Now he chairs the Interior-Environment subcommittee. Calvert likely will face competition from other senior GOP members of the Appropriations Committee for the top Republican spot on the defense panel, reported CQ.DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Minecraft Lego gets official concept development has started

first_imgAt the beginning of December last year hopes were high that Minecraft would be getting its own line of official Lego products. If there was ever a better match in the history of Lego collaborations I can’t think of it, and it seems Lego think so to as it is going to happen.Last year a submission was requested from developer Mojang for the Lego community and crowd sourcing site Cuusoo. Cuusoo allows new ideas to be shared for Lego models and the community gives feedback. If 10,000 people support an idea then Lego review it and consider turning it into an official product. If it gets that far, Lego gives the idea’s owner a 1% royalty on sales, a royalty Mojang has already said would go to charity.As you’ve probably guessed, it didn’t take long for Minecraft Lego to get the required 10,000 supporters and Lego started an official review. Yesterday, the news everyone wanted to here was announced via the Cuusoo Blog. Lego has passed the idea in review and is now working on concepts for the official Minecraft Lego products. No details have been released yet as to when Minecraft Lego will go on sale, and Cuusoo has stated “these things take time.” So it could be a while before they appear. Hopefully we’ll get to see the final range in picture form long before it launches, though.Lego accepting the idea should have been an easy decision. Minecraft has in the region of 20 million registered players and 4 million game purchases recorded so far. It’s pretty much guaranteed a decent percentage of those players will buy some Minecraft Lego.More at the Lego Cuusoo Bloglast_img read more

State working for proper utilisation of surplus teachers Partha

State working for proper utilisation of surplus teachers Partha

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee made it clear on Thursday that the state government is working on gainful utilisation of surplus teachers in a number of schools in the state. He also announced that school uniforms for students will be procured through a transparent tender process.”We have found out that in a number of schools there are few students but teachers are in a surplus. This cannot be accepted. Teachers will have to go to those schools where there is a dearth,” Chatterjee said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe minister chaired a review meeting with the District Inspectors (DI) and School Inspectors (SI) along with other officials in the district level and took stock of the various government schemes and their implementation and stumbled upon irregularities associated with various government schemes at the school level. School Education secretary Manish Jain pulled up some DIs and SIs for placing demand of more uniforms or shoes than was actually required in the schools of the district. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed our officials to ensure that the various schemes reach the beneficiaries properly. We organise meetings from time to time to take stock. Wherever we will find irregularities, strong action will be taken,” he added. According to sources who attended the meeting, Nadia’s DI has requisitioned for 79,000 bags and shoes for Class V. But it has been found that the total student strength in the class is 62,000. In West Midnapore, the department had dispatched 84,000 bags for class V but the student strength is 65,000. DI Howrah also faced questions from the Education secretary for demanding 84,000 bags against a student strength of 63,000 in class V. DI Jalpaiguri could not answer to a query on why a school in Nagrakata has been lying closed.last_img read more

The Most Famous Duel in American History

The Most Famous Duel in American History

first_imgIn 1836, Alexander Hamilton’s son avenged his father’s death thirty-two years earlier by disparaging Aaron Burr in court, as Burr’s wife’s divorce attorney. Burr was accused of multiple infidelities which he hotly denied, using his advanced age as an excuse. In 1804, longstanding rivals Aaron Burr, the Vice-President of the United States, and Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, met at Weehawken, New Jersey for a duel. They stood ten paces apart and fired at each other with flintlock pistols.A 20th century artistic rendering by J. Mund depicting the July 11, 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.Hamilton missed, possibly intentionally, but Burr did not. The bullet he fired hit Hamilton just above his right hip, passing through his liver and spine. Hamilton died the next day at the New York home of his friend William Bayard Jr., a New York banker.Burr and Hamilton were political rivals. In 1791, Burr won a senate seat over Philip Schuyler, Hamilton’s father in law, who would have supported Hamilton and his policies (at the time, Hamilton was Secretary of the Treasury). Hamilton became angry because of Burr’s victory, and he was known to carry a grudge.Historical marker of Hamilton-Burr duel in Weehawken, NJ. Photo by Billy Hathorn CC BY-SA 3.0In 1800, Hamilton wrote a treatise criticizing President John Adams but never intended it to be published to the general public. Burr obtained the document and had it published, embarrassing Hamilton. Later that year, Burr and Thomas Jefferson ran for President, resulting in a tie. Hamilton pushed Congress to give the election to Jefferson, making Burr the Vice President.The race for governor of New York in 1804 intensified the bad feelings between the two when Burr, a Republican, ran independently. Hamilton was strongly opposed to Burr being governor and campaigned New York Federalists to turn against him.Bust of Aaron Burr as Vice President.Burr lost the election to Morgan Lewis who ran as a Republican. Burr blamed Hamilton for his loss. At a dinner party hosted by Republican Dr. Charles D. Cooper in New York, Hamilton made his feelings for Burr known.Dr. Cooper alluded to Hamilton’s remarks in a letter to Philip Schuyler which was published in the Albany Register. Burr wrote to Hamilton demanding to know what he said. Hamilton played dumb, and the angry correspondence between the two increased until Burr demanded that Hamilton recant the insults, which Hamilton refused to do. Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel.Alexander Hamilton, portrait by John Trumbull 1806.In early colonial times, dueling, brought from England, was the way a man defended his honor, especially in the Southern states. By this time, dueling had been made illegal in New York and New Jersey, and Burr was charged with murder.20 Awesome historical words that we should bring backBurr had hoped that the duel would put him back into the political spotlight and it did, but not favorably. He removed himself to his daughter’s home in South Carolina for a while but returned to Washington to complete his term as Vice President. Eventually, the charges against Burr were dropped, but his political career was ruined.The pair of flintlock pistols used for the Burr-Hamilton duel, on July 11, 1804, at Weehawken, New Jersey. The pistols were handmade by Wogdon & Barton, English gunsmiths from London.Burr found himself in several sticky situations over the years involving a charge of treason for attempting to take over Mexico and several western territories, but because no one would come forward as a witness, the charges were dropped.Aaron Burr and his daughter Theodosia.Burr then removed himself to England to escape his many creditors, having to borrow the money for his trip. He moved around to Scotland, France, Germany and Sweden but his continued attempts at conquering Mexico got him expelled from England and incurred the disdain of Napoleon Bonaparte, keeping him from ever returning to France.Burr returned to the United States, lying low using his mother’s maiden name until, with the help of prominent New Yorkers Samuel Swartwout and Matthew L. Davis, he was able to resume his law practice.Lithograph of Eliza Jumel.Burr’s wife, Theodosia Bartow Prevost, had died in 1794 of cancer. In 1833, Burr, at the age of seventy-seven, married Eliza Jumel, one of the wealthiest widows in New York. Within four months, Eliza realized she was losing her fortune due to Burr’s squandering on unsuccessful ventures. She decided to divorce Burr.Read another story from us:Famous people with historical “twins”The attorney she chose for the divorce was Alexander Hamilton Jr., the son of the man Burr had killed. The proceedings took two years, and the divorce was finalized on September 14, 1836, the day of Burr’s death. Burr died never knowing he was divorced.last_img read more

A look at Search changes in Windows 10 version 1903

A look at Search changes in Windows 10 version 1903

first_imgA look at Search changes in Windows 10 version 1903 by Martin Brinkmann on November 14, 2018 in Windows – 15 commentsMicrosoft released the October 2018 Update yesterday on the November 2018 Patch Tuesday; while the update was delayed quite a bit because of issues that were not detected in time before it was published briefly on Windows Update, work on the next feature update continued unhindered in the six weeks that Microsoft needed to sort things out.The first feature update for Windows 10 in 2019 may feature search changes. May, because things are still under development and it is possible that Microsoft will throw them overboard entirely or change them before the first feature update of 2019 is released globally.You can see some of these changes already when you run a recent Insider build of Windows 10.Basically, what Microsoft considers for the new feature update, is to separate Cortana more from Search.Cortana won’t go away, however, and is still used when it comes to voice search functionality. Search itself continues to search local and Internet content by default.Tip: you can disable web search in Windows 10 easily.A click on the search field of the taskbar in a recent Insider build of Windows 10 displays a new search interface and next to it an option to open Cortana for voice searches and other activity.The interface itself replicates the search interface of Windows 10 version 1809 for now; the list of recent activity is displayed when you activate search. The filters at the top, to display only programs, documents, or web results among other things, are displayed right away in the new version.A click on the menu displays a link to the indexing options to manage Windows Search locations or unlock global search indexing, a new option that Microsoft calls enhanced search mode that was added recently.A right-click on the taskbar of the operating system displays a new Cortana menu (previously named Search). You may use it to switch between the search field and Cortana icon, and to hide the entire search field in the taskbar.Search functionality is available in the Start menu as well. Just activate Start and start typing to run a search on the system.Closing WordsMicrosoft improved search quite a bit in recent versions of Windows 10 but it is still basic when compared to third-party search tools especially if you are looking for specific files. Programs like Wizfile or Everything  are faster, offer better options and better when it comes to finding files on the system.Now You: Do you use Windows Search or a third-party program? (via Deskmodder)SummaryArticle NameA look at Search changes in Windows 10 version 1903DescriptionThe first feature update for Windows 10 in 2019 may feature search changes, and here especially a separation between Cortana and Search.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

GitHub Octoverse The top programming languages of 2018

GitHub Octoverse The top programming languages of 2018

first_imgAfter the GitHub Octoverse report last month, GitHub released an analysis of the top programming languages of 2018 on its platforms. There are various ways to rank the popularity of a programming language. In the report published on the GitHub Blog, the number of unique contributors to both public and private repositories tagged with the primary language was used. In addition, the number of repositories tagged with the appropriate primary programming language was also used. JavaScript is the top programming language by repositories The most number of repositories are created in JavaScript. The number of repositories created has a steady rise from 2012. Around this time, GitHub was housing nearly 1 million repositories in total. New JavaScript frameworks like Node.js were launched in 2009. This made it possible for developers to create client and server sides with the same code. Source: GitHub Blog JavaScript also has the most number of contributors JavaScript tops the list for the language having the most number contributors in public and private repositories. This is the case for organizations of every size in all regions of the world. New languages have also been on the rise on GitHub. In 2017, TypeScript entered the top 10 programming languages for all kinds of repositories across all regions. Projects like DefinitelyTyped help in using common JavaScript libraries with TypeScript which encourages its adoption. Some languages have also seen a decline in popularity. Ruby has sunk in the charts over the last couple of years. Even though the number of contributors in Ruby is on the rise, other languages like JavaScript and Python have grown faster. Newer projects not likely to be written in Ruby. This is especially true for projects owned by individual users or small organizations. Such projects are likely written in popular languages like JavaScript, Java, or Python. Source: GitHub Blog Languages by contributors in different regions Across regions, there haven’t been many variations in languages used. Ruby is at the bottom for all regions. TypeScript ranks higher in South America and Africa compared to North America and Europe. The reason could be the developer communities being relatively new in Africa and South America. The repositories in Africa and South America were younger than the repositories in North America and Europe. Fastest growing language by contributors PowerShell is climbing the list. Go also continues to grow across repository type with rank 7. It’s rank is 9 for open source repositories. Statically-typed languages which focus on type safety and interoperability like Kotlin, TypeScript, and Rust are growing quickly. So what makes a programming language popular on GitHub? There are three factors for top programming languages to climb ranks—type safety, interoperability, and being open source. Type safety: There’s a rise in static typing except for Python. This is because of the security and efficiency static typing offers individual developers and teams. The optional static typing in TypeScript adds safety. Kotlin, offers greater interactivity while creating trustworthy, type-safe programs. Interoperability: One of the reasons TypeScript climbed the rankings was due to its ability to coexist and integrate with JavaScript. Rust and Kotlin which are also on the rise, find built-in audiences in C and Java, respectively. Python developers can directly call Python APIs from Swift which displays its versatility and interoperability. Open source: These languages are also open source projects with active commits and changes. Strong communities that contribute, evolve, and create resources for languages can positively impact its life. For more details and charts, visit the GitHub Blog. Read next What we learnt from the GitHub Octoverse 2018 Report Why does the C programming language refuse to die? Julia for machine learning. Will the new language pick up pace?last_img read more