Nova Scotia’s television industry earned an outstanding 40nominations for the 19th Annual Gemini Awards. “The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation is delighted thatour producers, writers and crew will be getting the nationalrecognition they deserve for their incredible talent andability,” said Ann MacKenzie, CEO of the Nova Scotia FilmDevelopment Corporation. The mini-series Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion and theseries This Hour Has 22 Minutes lead the pack with ninenominations each. Shattered City received nominations in Best Direction in aDramatic Program or Mini-Series; Best Photography in a DramaticProgram or Series; Best Sound in a Dramatic Program; Best CostumeDesign; Best Achievement in Makeup; Best Visual Effects; BestOriginal Music Score; Best Performance by an Actor in a LeadingRole; and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. This Hour Has 22 Minutes was nominated for Best Comedy Program orSeries; Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series; BestWriting in a Comedy Series; Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety orPerforming Arts Program or Series; Best Production Design in aNon-Dramatic Program or Series; Best Costume Design; BestAchievement in Makeup; Best Individual Performance in ComedyProgram or Series; and Best Ensemble Performance. The series Snakes & Ladders was nominated for Best DramaticSeries; Best Writing in a Dramatic Series; Best Performance by anActress in a Continuing Leading Role; and Best Performance by anActress in a Guest Role. Trailer Park Boys received four nods including Best ComedyProgram or Series; Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series;Best Writing in a Comedy Series; and Best Ensemble Performance. Men of the Deeps is nominated in the Best Performing Arts Programor Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series; Best Directionin a Documentary Program; Best Photography in a DocumentaryProgram or Series; and Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety orPerforming Arts Program or Series. The lifestyle programs Chef at Large and The Food Hunter bothreceived nominations in the Best Direction in a Lifestyle Programcategory. Local entrepreneur and author Pete Luckett was alsorecognized for his hosting duties on The Food Hunter. The stop-motion animation series Poko was nominated in the BestPre-School Program or Series; and Best Direction in a Children’sProgram or Series. In addition, From the Heart: The Life & Timesof Janet Connors got the nod for Best Writing in a DocumentaryProgram or Series, and Made in Canada for Best EnsemblePerformance. Rounding out the list, the locally produced newsprogram The Docket was nominated in the Best News InformationSeries category; The Spirit of Annie Mae was nominated in theBest Biography Documentary program; and Street Cents wasnominated in the Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program orSeries. The Gemini Awards celebrate excellence in English-languagetelevision across 87 award categories. The Geminis will bebroadcast live on CBC on Dec. 13. N.S. FILM DEVELOPMENT CORP.–Nova Scotia-made Programs ReceiveGemini Nominations
Saskatchewan applies for intervener status on Trans Mountain pipeline hearingSaskatchewan applies for intervener status on Trans Mountain pipeline hearing
October 13, 2019October 13, 2019
REGINA – The Saskatchewan government says it has applied for intervener status in National Energy Board hearings on the Trans Mountain pipeline project.Justice Minister Don Morgan says the province argues the interprovincial pipeline has already been approved and shouldn’t be held up by a municipality.The city of Burnaby, B.C., hasn’t issued necessary permits to allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) to expand its pipeline from the Edmonton area to a tank farm and port in Burnaby.Morgan says Saskatchewan is disappointed the city is deliberately slowing down an important project for an industry that is just starting to recover from sluggish oil prices.He says Saskatchewan energy companies need to get their product to the coast and all Canadians — including Burnaby residents — benefit from a thriving energy sector.Kinder Morgan wants the National Energy Board to clear the way for work on the Burnaby portion of the pipeline expansion.It already has energy board and federal approvals, but the company says delays in permits and regulatory approvals mean the project could be almost nine months behind schedule.“Saskatchewan has consistently taken the position that once an interprovincial pipeline has been approved by the federal government, provinces and municipalities should not be able to interfere,” Morgan said in a statement Friday. “Our government will continue to advocate for an expansion of pipeline capacity across Canada.”
MR claims war crimes allegations on Sri Lanka politically orchestratedMR claims war crimes allegations on Sri Lanka politically orchestrated
October 8, 2019October 8, 2019
Rajapaksa said that some of the world’s foremost experts in the law of armed conflict and the practice of war including Professor Michael Newton, Professor David Crane, Sir Desmond de Silva, Sir Geoffery Nice, Rodney Dixon QC, and Major General John Holmes had provided written statements to the Government of Sri Lanka confirming this.“The war crimes allegations being made against the Sri Lankan armed forces are politically orchestrated. We will have to respond politically to such allegations,” he said. He says the law of armed conflict had been formulated in such a way, as to enable a war to be fought. Opposition leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa claims war crimes allegations being made against the Sri Lankan armed forces are politically orchestrated.On the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the LTTE, Rajapaksa said that war crimes were not committed during the last phase of the war in Sri Lanka. “It must also be said that it is the Western powers led by America which has been instrumental in keeping the law of armed conflict within those bounds. I state most emphatically that according to the law of armed conflict accepted and upheld by the Western powers, no war crimes were committed in Sri Lanka,” he said. Rajapaksa also said that while the Sri Lankan Government bought weapons to combat the LTTE on credit, the LTTE paid cash on the international market to buy the weapons they used against the Sri Lankan army as well as the Indian army.He said that the Republican administration in the USA had helped Sri Lanka during the war and it was with American help that Sri Lanka managed to pursuade the EU to name the LTTE as a terrorist organisation in 2006.He said that in 2007, Sri Lanka was able to destroy the LTTE’s arms smuggling ships in international waters off Australia and Indonesia due to specific information provided to Sri Lanka by the USA. However, he noted that in February 2009, a new Administration took over in the USA and attitudes changed after that. “Nevertheless we managed to resist international pressure to halt operations and we won the war,” he said.Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka is the only country in the recent history of the world to have completely defeated terrorism and after having emerged from a situation of intense conflict, a nation should be able to put all that behind and go forward. (Colombo Gazette)
September 22, 2019September 22, 2019
Croatia won “HEP Croatian Cup” at home court in Umag. However, the sixth team from the last World Championship 2015 in Qatar, had serious job to outplay talented Montenegrian squad – 28:23 (10:12).Team’s captain Zlatko Horvat netted nine goals for the winners.Croatia -Montenegro 28:23 (10:12)Croatia: Stevanović, Ivić (10 saves), Stojanović; Marić 2, Duvnjak 2, Stepančić 6, Gojun, Horvat 9, Karačić, Kozina, Tominec, Štrlek 2, Pavlović 1, Kovačević 3, Mamić 1, Šebetić 2, SliškovićMontenegro: Mijatović, Mijusković (8 saves), Ristanović (3 saves); Borozan 5, Milasević 1, Melić 5, Čavor 5, Lazović, B. Vujović, Radović 3, M. Vujović 2, Andjelić, Ševaljević, Petričević, Božović, Majić, Lipovina 2Croatia beat Macedonia 29:21 in the opening match on Friday, while Montenegro and Macedonia drew 26:26.STANDINGS:Croatia 4Montenegro 1Macedonia 1PHOTO: HRS Facebook croatiahandball umag ← Previous Story Germany beat Slovenia for DHB Super Cup Trophy Next Story → STRONG TALANT BOYS: Hungary win home Provident Cup
Internet 432 contenus odieux retirés depuis janvierInternet 432 contenus odieux retirés depuis janvier
September 20, 2019September 20, 2019
Internet : 432 contenus “odieux” retirés depuis janvier En 2011, 432 contenus jugés “odieux” ont été retirés du web par les hébergeurs à la demande de l’Association des fournisseurs d’Accès et de services Internet (AFA). Celle-ci collecte des alertes émises par les internautes grâce à son logiciel et son site Point de Contact.L’Association des fournisseurs d’Accès et de services Internet (AFA) a publié hier le bilan de son dispositif Point de Contact pour l’année 2011. Ce système, qui existe sous forme logicielle et en ligne, permet aux internautes de signaler des contenus choquants. En 2011, 6.518 alertes ont été envoyées, et 623 d’entre elles, concernant des contenus “potentiellement illégaux”, ont été transmises “aux autorités, à ses membres et à ses homologues étrangers” indique l’AFA. 432 ont été retirés par les hébergeurs, soit 70%.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Ces retraits sont permis par la loi pour la Confiance dans l’Economie Numérique (LCEN) de 2004, qui indique que si un contenu est reconnu comme étant “odieux”, son retrait immédiat peut être demandé sans nécessiter un recours à la justice. “Pour tous les autres contenus illégaux non-compris dans le champ de l’article 6 I 7 de la LCEN, la procédure de notification est soumise à des conditions de forme plus strictes” souligne l’association.Sont considérés comme odieux la “pédopornographie, pornographie accessible aux mineurs, provocation à la discrimination ou à la haine raciale, incitation à la violence contre les personnes, violences faites aux femmes, provocation au terrorisme ou à la fabrication de bombes, apologie de crimes de guerre ou contestation de crimes contre l’humanité et provocation au suicide”. Quand de tels contenus sont hébergés en France, la hotline Pointdecontact.net les rapporte à la société qui les héberge et à l’Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité liée aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (OCLCTIC). Le délai d’action est alors de quelques heures à 48 heures maximum pour le retrait d’un contenu illicite, précise l’AFA.En 2010, 8.196 signalements avaient été envoyés à la plateforme Point de Contact. Seules 28 % d’entre elles avaient été jugées potentiellement illégales. Le 26 novembre 2011 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambert
September 15, 2019September 15, 2019
BOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – Some Florida Atlantic University students crossed the stage at graduation a week after a threat caused the ceremony to be abruptly cancelled.A group of excited college graduates received their diplomas Tuesday morning.They were scheduled to get them a week prior, but the ceremony was called off due to a troubling threat.University staff and students told 7News that cancelling the ceremony was the right thing to do.“Your safety and the safety of your guests was our top priority,” said University President John Kelly.“I think they handled it well because if they didn’t do anything at all and something did happen, then there’d be a big problem with that,” said graduate Braden Hartigan.A threatening note was found in a bathroom on the original graduation day, on Aug. 7, which forced everyone to clear out of campus. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Watch The First Trailer For Joan Jett Documentary Bad ReputationWatch The First Trailer For Joan Jett Documentary Bad Reputation
September 12, 2019September 12, 2019
Email Watch: Joan Jett Doc Trailer ‘Bad Reputation’ watch-first-trailer-joan-jett-documentary-bad-reputation News Facebook Watch The First Trailer For Joan Jett Documentary ‘Bad Reputation’ Twitter Take a sneak peek into the GRAMMY-nominated rocker’s upcoming documentary Renée FabianGRAMMYs Jul 25, 2018 – 4:03 pm Are rock stars born or made? In the case of Joan Jett, you could argue both. But the upcoming documentary, Bad Reputation, might get us closer to the answer by giving us a little more insight into the GRAMMY-nominated rocker’s life and career.A new trailer for the film, directed by Kevin Kerslake, covers Jett’s rise as a musician, including navigating the boys club of rock and roll, her first band the Runaways, her solo work, and co-founding Blackheart Records. And it all started with her first guitar at age 13.”I went and took a lesson and the guy said, ‘Girls don’t play rock and roll,'” she reveals. “And I said, ‘Bull.’ … Tell me I can’t do something, you know I’m gonna be doing it.”The film will include archival footage as well as interviews with Jett and Billie Joe Armstrong, Iggy Pop, Pete Townshend, Debbie Harry, and Miley Cyrus who will paint their personal pictures of Jett.You can get your hands on the full-length feature documentary starting Sept. 28. While it may be titled Bad Reputation, Jett’s legacy has inspired all of us to shout from the rooftops right along with her: “I Love Rock ‘N Roll.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON Farm Bill Includes Key Warren Markey ProvisionsWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON Farm Bill Includes Key Warren Markey Provisions
September 11, 2019September 11, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) applauded the final passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which President Trump recently signed into law. The bill enacts legislation co-sponsored by Senator Warren, the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives Act.“The 2018 Farm Bill makes important investments to sustain small farmers, promote organic agriculture, support tribal businesses, combat climate change, and encourage healthy nutrition. I’m proud to support this bill, because it represents a genuine bipartisan agreement to reject toxic anti-environmental riders and preserve access to SNAP benefits. However, the news that President Trump intends to impose stricter work requirements on SNAP beneficiaries is troubling. Senator Markey and I will fight this proposal every step of the way,” said Senator Warren.“The 2018 Farm Bill demonstrates a clear bipartisan commitment to support farmers, promote agriculture research, and ensure environmental protections. The legislation will safeguard access to healthy foods for years to come, and is an integral part in our continued fight against climate change. While this bill represents a win for millions across America, the Trump administration swiftly announced its attempt to restrict access to SNAP benefits upon signing the legislation into law. The fight to protect SNAP accessibility does not end here, and I will work to ensure the program remains strong and that those who need it will have access to these benefits without cruel restrictions,” said Senator Markey.The bipartisan package contains other key provisions sought by Warren and Markey, including:Programs to improve water quality and soil health;Investments in climate-smart agriculture practices;Improvements to the Dairy Margin Coverage program;Measures to expand high-speed internet access in rural communities;Investments in bio-based manufacturing;Investments in local foods, value-added agricultural production, and organics;Measures to promote access to and encourage healthy nutrition.While the Farm Bill contains several positive steps forward, the Trump Administration announced it would go around Congress to force stricter work requirements on SNAP recipients, hurting some of our most vulnerable individuals. Senators Warren and Markey opposed such requirements in the Farm Bill and condemn the Trump Administration for proposing to institute them in SNAP.(NOTE: The above press release is from Senator Ed Markey’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest from Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”
2020 Lexus LX 570 picks up new Sport Package for a bit2020 Lexus LX 570 picks up new Sport Package for a bit
September 10, 2019September 10, 2019
2019 Lexus LS 500h review: Full-size hybrid offers luxury with tradeoffs Lexus Lexus New Lexus RX 450h adopts radical style, retains stellar hybrid fuel economy 0 Share your voice Tags 39 Photos Review • 2019 Lexus LX 570: Age without wisdom More about 2019 Lexus LX 570 More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageFor some reason, Lexus didn’t include a picture of the interior, so I hope you’ve got a vivid imagination. Lexus With the advent of the 2020 model year, the Lexus LX is officially 12 model years old. Sure, it’s had a few nips and tucks here and there. But underneath, it’s still the same gussied-up Land Cruiser as usual. Lexus keeps kicking the can down the road with special editions, and what do you know, there’s a new one for 2020.Lexus this week introduced the 2020 LX 570 Sport Package. It’s a styling package, so don’t expect anything other than looks that differ from other models. It does include some extra equipment, but it’s nothing that isn’t available on other variants. The Sport Package is only available on three-row LX variants, to boot.The outside adds a bit more style by way of an exclusive grille and a more aggressive front bumper. The lower rear valence is a little different, as well. Rounding out the limited upgrades is a set of body-color side mirrors with chrome accents. Inside, there’s a black headliner and semi-aniline leather seats, which can be optioned in black, red or white.That’s it in terms of aesthetic upgrades. However, the LX 570 Sport Package does also include Lexus’ Luxury Package upgrade. This adds heating and ventilation to the first and second rows, four-zone automatic climate control, 21-inch alloy wheels, a heated wood-trimmed steering wheel, a head-up display and a wireless device charger. It also includes the excellent Mark Levinson 19-speaker surround-sound audio system.Otherwise, it’s the same LX as usual. The LX 570 gets its motive force from a 5.7-liter V8 with 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive are both standard, and it can tow up to 7,000 pounds. Lexus Safety System+ is standard, which includes automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. The base 2020 LX 570 will start at $86,380 before destination, but the Sport Package rings in a bit higher at $99,300. 2020 Lexus RX first drive: Sharper image Post a comment 2019 Lexus LX 570: Can this big SUV still cut it? SUVs Luxury cars
September 3, 2019September 3, 2019
In this file photo Mariela Castro (C), daughter of Cuban former president Raul Castro and the director of the National Centre for Sex Education (CENESEX), participates in the gay pride parade during the celebration of the day against homophobia and transphobia in Havana, on 12 May . Photo: AFPCuba will leave out of its new constitution changes that would have paved the way for legal same-sex marriage, despite majority support in local assemblies, a government official said Tuesday.It was a surprising twist given public popular support shown nationwide — and earlier remarks from lawmakers in the Americas’ only one-party Communist regime.The measure would have changed the definition of parties in a marriage from man and wife to “between two people.”But “the draft constitution will not define which parties enter into a marriage… So that is now out of constitutional reform discussions overall,” Council of State secretary and drafting coordinator Homero Acosta was quoted as saying by state media.The full draft constitution was put before neighborhood and workplace assemblies for debate between August and November. The marriage issue was the one that drew the greatest attention.”Article 68 was the one most discussed by the people in the popular consultation, in 66 percent of the meetings (of citizen debate). Of the 192,408 opinions, 158,376 propose replacing the measure now in force with the one proposed,” Cuba’s National Assembly said on Twitter.In light of that, “the (text-drafting) Committee proposes deferring the definition of marriage to the draft constitution, as a way to respect all opinions.”The new draft, with the changes made, will be taken up Friday by the National Assembly and then submitted to a popular referendum on February 24, 2019.Ahead of its annual session, Acosta on Tuesday told the National Assembly that 60 percent of the text’s articles had undergone some type of change.The commission drafting the new constitution proposed a new article replacing 68, number 82, which defines marriage “as a social and legal institution.”The committee also deemed marriage “one of the forms of family organization”, which “is based on free consent and equality of rights, obligations and legal capacity of the spouses.”Separately, the definition of marriage will be left to the Family Code, which will spell out who can be in a marriage.Those details will be put to a referendum vote within two years of the draft transitional provision, the National Assembly said.The definition will acknowledge that a shared life and shared family are part of a special legal construct.The failure to launch of the reform as expected comes during the term of the first post-Castro president, elected in April, Miguel Diaz-Canel.It would have marked a sea-change on the island where sexual minorities were stigmatized in the wake of the Castro revolution in 1959.LGBT people were harassed and some were sent to re-education camps, after which they were excluded from any public appointment.Diaz-Canel has backed same-sex marriage since taking office and said the change “responds to the problem of eliminating all types of discrimination in society.”It has also been championed by Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro, who has been a staunch supporter of gay rights in Cuba.
September 2, 2019September 2, 2019
Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty ImagesTear gas thrown by the U.S. Border Patrol is seen near the El Chaparral/San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday.The situation at the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry has been chaotic and confusing in recent days. And reactions from the American public suggest that photos and footage from the scene serve as a sort of Rorschach test.On Sunday, for instance, U.S. agents closed a major border crossing and fired tear gas on migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico. The migrants, many of whom had been part of a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers, were protesting the slow pace with which the U.S. has been processing asylum claims.For supporters of President Trump who advocate a crackdown on immigration, the events of Sunday showed migrants storming a protected border, confirming fears of an “invasion” of migrants defying U.S. laws.For Trump’s critics and pro-immigration activists, the scene showed American patrol agents firing tear gas at an unarmed crowd including children, reinforcing horror over the way the U.S. is treating immigrants.Here’s what we know about what’s happening on the border.Is the U.S.-Mexico border currently closed? No. The border has not been shut down. One port of entry was temporarily closed for a few hours on Sunday, but has since reopened.The port of entry in question — San Ysidro — is a big one. It’s the busiest land border crossing in the western hemisphere. An average of 90,000 people pass north through the crossing each day, 70,000 in cars and 20,000 by foot.Could President Trump seal the border if he wished? Yes. It is difficult to completely secure a border more than 1,900 miles long, but ports of entry could be shut down, as USA Today explains. There is some precedent for such an action, although it’s extreme.And as Quartz notes, that would only delay — not eliminate — the United States’ legal responsibility to hear asylum claims.Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty ImagesA group of Central American migrants climb a metal barrier on the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday. U.S. officials closed the San Ysidro port of entry in southern California on Sunday after a group of migrants tried to breach a fence from Tijuana.How many people are waiting in Mexico, hoping to cross into the U.S.? More than 5,000 migrants from Central America have reached the border town of Tijuana, as part of the caravan that traveled some 3,000 miles. Most are from Honduras, where gang violence is widespread and a 2009 coup triggered an ongoing political crisis. The U.S. has long played a key role in Honduran politics.All told, more than 7,000 migrants with the caravan have reached the state of Baja California, where Tijuana is located, according to the Mexican government.And there were other migrants waiting in Tijuana even before the caravan members began to arrive, reporter James Fredrick notes.Several hundred migrants were involved in the confrontation on Sunday.Why were the migrants protesting over the weekend? Many of the migrants say they want to seek asylum in the U.S., which is not illegal — in fact, the right to seek asylum is protected by both U.S. and international law.However, authorities at legal border crossings have been limiting the number of people who can request asylum. Only 40-100 people are allowed each day, Fredrick says.“People in the caravan who want to request asylum, they’re looking at months to even be heard first by U.S. authorities, and then for that claim to be processed can take months or even years,” Fredrick tells NPR.Migrants were protesting that delay.A spokesman for CBP told NPR’s Joel Rose that San Ysidro is limited by its facilities, which can hold up to 300 people, and that the port of entry can process about 100 people per day under ideal conditions.The federal government is aware that asylum seekers face a backlog. A report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General published in September described the issue.The U.S. government has encouraged all asylum seekers to go to ports of entry, rather than along the rest of the border. At the same time, authorities are limiting the volume of asylum seekers allowed at ports of entry. The “competing directives” have created a backlog, OIG found, likely causing more migrants to enter the country illegally.Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced new measures aimed at denying asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally. A federal court later blocked that effort.Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty ImagesCentral American migrants run along the shallow concrete waterway of the Tijuana River,in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday.What happened on Sunday? It was a peaceful protest at first, says Fredrick, who witnessed the events in Tijuana. Mexican federal police attempted to contain the crowd, but some migrants were able to pass the Mexican police.“They went down into this kind of riverbank, where there is not that giant steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico,” he says. “It’s a chain link fence and barbed wire. A group of them started pushing up against that fence.”At that point, U.S. agents began firing tear gas into the crowd for the first time. Tear gas was used again several times.It was a windy day, and the tear gas drifted at least half a mile, Fredrick reported Sunday. Families with children, far from altercation at the fence, felt its effects.Ninety-eight migrants were arrested by Mexican authorities south of the border.Rodney Scott, chief patrol agent of the San Diego Sector Border Patrol, told CNN on Monday that about 42 people were arrested on the U.S. side of the border, including eight women and “a few children.”Some of the migrants threw rocks, and border patrol agents “deployed tear gas to protect themselves and to protect the border,” Scott said.He said several agents were struck by rocks but were not injured, because they were wearing tactical gear, including helmets and bulletproof vests.What’s the role of the military along the border? President Trump has sent nearly 6,000 U.S. troops, including military engineers and military police, to the U.S.-Mexico border to support Customs and Border Protection. The military police are not supposed to carry out law enforcement duties, but they can protect CBP officials.While local police and CBP agents have firepower, military leaders and spokesmen have repeatedly said that the military police at the border are unarmed. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wednesday that military police would carry shields and batons, not firearms.Armed Border Patrol tactical units are deployed at the border, to protect Border Patrol agents. Backing up these tactical units are unarmed military police with protective shields and batons. The military police are not supposed to engage migrants but are there in a support role to back up the Border Patrol.A total of 1,800 troops are in California as of Monday, an increase compared to recent weeks. Some of the military police — it’s not clear how many — participated in the border action over the weekend.U.S. Northern Command tells Walsh the military provided non-lethal assistance and did not have contact with migrants, and were not involved in deploying tear gas.It’s not yet clear what their role was.Does the military have authorization to use lethal force?President Trump has said that he’s “given the OK” for U.S. forces to “use lethal force” against the migrant caravan.But according to a White House memo from last week, which was acquired by multiple media outlets, the decision to use lethal force is limited to protecting federal agents — and at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense.And Mattis, in a briefing last week, said that the Department of Homeland Security has issued no call for lethal force. On Monday, CBP described the military’s role as helping put up barriers along the border — with no mention of force.The memo expanding the military’s powers was signed by White House chief of staff John Kelly, which is unusual. It was reportedly opposed by both Secretary of Defense Mattis and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen.U.S. troops have always had the right to act in their own self-defense.Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty ImagesU.S. military personnel and Border Patrol agents secure the United States-Mexico border at the San Ysidro crossing point south of San Diego on Sunday.Are the number of border crossings increasing, or at a historic high? No. As NPR’s Joel Rose reported this month, the total number of migrants apprehended at the border is actually down slightly, to about 521,000, and remains far below the numbers that were routine in the 1990s and 2000s.The difference, according to the Trump Administration, is the kind of migrants now turning up at the border. In the past, migrants were largely single adults who could be deported quickly. Today’s migrants are more likely from Central America, and are more likely to be part of family units. That means they have greater protections under U.S. law and it may take months or years to deport them. In the meantime, hundreds of thousands have been released into this country, awaiting their day in court.Has the U.S. made a deal with Mexico that would keep asylum seekers south of the border as their claims are processed? It appears that the initial reports of a deal between the U.S. and Mexico to keep the asylum-seekers in Mexico were premature, but not inaccurate.The Washington Post first reported on Saturday that a tentative deal with Mexico had been reached, adding that “no formal agreement has been signed.”The Post offered these details:“According to outlines of the plan, known as Remain in Mexico, asylum applicants at the border will have to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed, potentially ending the system, which Trump decries as ‘catch and release,’” that has generally allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer U.S. soil.“For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico,” said Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico’s incoming interior minister, the top domestic policy official for López Obrador, who takes office Dec. 1. In an interview with The Washington Post, she called it a ‘short-term solution.’”“The medium- and long-term solution is that people don’t migrate,” Sánchez Cordero said. ‘Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine one caravan after another after another. That would also be a problem for us.’”Within hours, the incoming-Mexican government appeared to pull back from the deal. In a statement, Sanchez-Cordero declared that “there is no agreement of any kind” between the U.S. and Mexican governments, “since the next president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will take office on December 1.”However, the statement doesn’t really deny that there have been some negotiations between the two countries on how to handle the migrant caravan. It also implies that Obrador’s in-coming government cannot yet announce any deal, if there is one, because he has not taken authority.The statement does say that Mexico won’t become a “safe third country” for the asylum-seekers. That refers to a specific arrangement sought by American officials under which the Central American migrants would be required to seek asylum in Mexico rather than in the U.S. As The Post reported in July, the Mexican government never warmed up to that idea.Under the so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy, the Post reports asylum-seekers would be screened in interviews allowing them to claim a “credible fear” of persecution in their homeland if they return there. They would also have to establish a “reasonable fear” of persecution in Mexico if they remain there. Only those determined to have a “reasonable fear” of staying in Mexico would be allowed into the U.S. to await an asylum hearing. All others would have to wait in Mexico to apply for asylum.Immigrant advocates say they are monitoring the reports of negotiations between the two governments.“We are going to wait to see precisely what the president proposes,” said Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in an interview with NPR.“But one thing we know right off the bat is that it cannot be legal unless they can assure all the asylum seekers who will be stranded in Mexico … will be safe — not only from persecution by state actors in Mexico, but by criminal gangs. And from what we know about what’s going on, we see no likelihood that that is going to be true. And so because that’s part of the legal analysis, whether the asylum seekers will be safe in Mexico, we can’t imagine any proposal will be legal.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. Share
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August 30, 2019August 30, 2019
A feral child is one who, whether by accident or intention, is raised isolated from more than very limited human contact. Children raised this way come closer to the border between humans and animals than the rest of us, and scientists find them interesting subjects of study when they are trying to learn more about what makes humans, well… human. Sometimes wild children have just been raised in conditions of extreme isolation, but sometimes they were raised by actual animals. That was the case with Oxana Malaya, of Novaya Blagoveshchensk, Ukraine. Oxana was born on November 4, 1983 to alcoholic parents, according to History Daily. Medical experts believe that she was normal at birth, but was extremely neglected by her parents.Illustration of a feral childFinding herself locked out of the house when she was three years old, she crawled to the nearest source of warmth and shelter – the dog kennel.Her parents seemingly didn’t notice her absence and Oxana continued to stay in the kennel with the dogs, surviving on their scraps. Over the five years that she essentially lived as part of the pack, she would have only occasionally seen humans, although it does appear that she went into her parents’ house at least occasionally.Photo by ©torange.biz CC BY SA 4.0According to Feral Children Project, Oxana rapidly learned to live like the rest of her furry family. She ate raw meat, walked on all fours, barked, and slept in the kennel them.She stopped identifying with humans as being “her” species. When someone finally contacted police about Oxana and they came to investigate, she charged at them on all fours, barking. The dogs, protecting her, pulled at their chains and tried to get to the officers, who had to lure them with meat so they could retrieve the child.Little girl playing with her beagle dog in the nature on sunsetBy the time she was removed from her parent’s residence, not only had she forgotten how to walk upright, but the doctors worried she might also have lost the ability for human speech. Research suggests that if a child hasn’t been exposed to spoken language by the age of 5, they begin to lose the capacity to learn to talk.She was taken to an orphanage school and was taught how to walk upright again. Somewhat surprisingly, she relearned how to talk, probably because she had some rudimentary speech before she went to live with the dogs. She was taught how to use her hands to eat, and the other basics of living as a girl and not a dog.Despite the incredible gains she made toward re-entering society, the experience left its mark on her. Although she speaks, her speech is flat, lacking intonation and rhythm. She once had a boyfriend when she was 22, but he left quickly after she showed him how convincingly she could run and bark like a dog.Oxana lives on a farm caring for the animals, but only has the mental function of a six-year-old. Like the creatures who raised her, she loves to be the center of attention. She can follow directions well, but is prone to boredom. If you give her anything, she will often immediately try to hide it, like a dog does with a bone.Despite all of that, she still has a life. In 2013 she was interviewed on a Ukrainian talk show. She told her interviewer that she gets offended when people refer to her as a dog-girl, and she just wants to be treated the same as everyone else.Read another story from us: Why Did Humans Lose Their Fur?She talked about her early years, her life in foster care, and her work on the farm. She expressed her desire to spend more time with her brothers and to find her biological mother.In short, despite her unusual early life, she still manages, now, to be a real girl.
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This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Withings Smart Body AnalyzerImage courtesy of WithingsHutchings and Eric Carreel, Withings’ chairman, started the company in 2008 after previously teaming at Inventel, a French electronics and communications systems manufacturer that sells residential gateways to telecom providers. The Withings team spent roughly a year developing the Wi-Fi Body Scale, tailoring the product to operate in conjunction with the then-new iPhone. Withings’ sleek, sophisticated aesthetic mirrors Apple’s approach to product design, and its minimalist elegance has earned laurels including the iF Gold Product Design Award and the Éoiles de l’Observeur.”Nobody wants a piece of the hospital at home,” Hutchings asserts. “They want cool and sexy devices.”In mid-2013 Withings raised $30 million in venture funding from Bpifrance, Idinvest Partners, 360 Capital Partners and Ventech. Up next: Aura, a bedside sleep system that records a user’s body movements, breathing cycles and heart rate, and environmental factors like noise pollution, room temperature and light levels, generating light and sound programs that are customized to the user’s personal body clock. “Users have told us [Withings products] have changed their daily habits and how they manage their lives,” Hutchings says. “Now doctors are starting to integrate our devices into their services. That convergence is our future.”More Health and Fitness BrillianceSherpaa provides employees with 24/7 doctor access via e-mail and phone, as well as reports on health-care usage and budget.Dubbed “Fitbit for dogs,” the Whistle activity monitor attaches to a collar and works with a mobile app to offer data on the animal’s health.The rechargeable, waterproof Blaze Laserlight mounts to handlebars and projects a green image of a bike onto the road, alerting drivers to the cyclist’s presence.The Hello Doctor mobile app collects and manages medical records from multiple sources for easy access during appointments or when conducting research; it also allows patients to take notes and organize questions so they can get the most out of their time with the doctor.Fitmob brings together independent personal trainers to offer classes in city neighborhoods; unlike gyms, it’s pay as you go, and the more you work out, the lower the per-class price.Users of the Pact app earn cash for working out and eating well, with money gathered from other users who don’t stick to their goals.Want to run a marathon? Download your heart rate and GPS data after one short run into TrainingPeaks software, and it’ll spit out your finish time with 99 percent accuracy.Helmet hair be gone–safely. Upon impact, Hövding’s inflatable airbag bike helmet busts out of its collar enclosure for soft but tough protection.CrowdMed uses patented prediction market technology to crowdsource opinions from individuals with unique medical backgrounds and to solve real-world medical cases, diagnosing rare conditions that individual doctors may have missed, or providing a second opinion on a medical diagnosis. May 21, 2014 This story appears in the June 2014 issue of . Subscribe » 100 Brilliant CompaniesModern Food and DrinkFashionMusicSocial MediaMarketingHealth and FitnessMarijuanaTravel and TransportationData and AnalyticsHiring Health and FitnessWellness through innovationThink you can’t survive without your mobile phone? It may not be an exaggeration.Ninety-five million Americans used their phones to access health care information or applications in 2013, up 27 percent year-over-year, and researchers forecast that the worldwide mobile-health apps and solutions market will explode from $6.3 billion a year ago to $20.7 billion by 2018.”Mobile devices are becoming more relevant to the way we relate to health care,” says Cédric Hutchings, CEO of French consumer electronics startup Withings. “More and more, we’re all at the center of our own health management.”Withings is at the center of the connected-health revolution. Beginning with the 2009 launch of its Wi-Fi Body Scale, an internet-enabled bathroom scale that lets users track and visualize their weight, body mass index and fat readings via iOS and Android apps, Withings has created a series of cutting-edge health-care devices ranging from blood pressure monitors to baby monitors, each built to integrate seamlessly with more than 100 partner apps and products that leverage the company’s open API.”A scale can benefit from connectivity because it’s a device that every one of us has at home, but it’s very underused,” Hutchings explains. “As soon as the data is generated, it disappears. It doesn’t help you manage and take charge of your health. By connecting devices to the internet, you can bring a lot of things, like processing power, storage capacity, access to real-time information and a great [user interface].” 4 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free
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News | September 23, 2009 Self-Referral Ban Withdrawn from Healthcare Reform Bill September 23, 2009 – After offering an amendment to close the in-office ancillary services exception for advanced medical imaging under the Stark law during the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s continued markup of H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) withdrew the offer. Rep. Weiner stressed the detrimental effects associated with physician self-referral. Rep. Braley highlighted the dangers of radiation in the hands of untrained providers. Despite these financial conflicts of interest and the safety and quality concerns inherent in physician ownership of imaging equipment, both congressman withdrew their amendment. Prior to withdrawing their amendment, both lawmakers secured a commitment from House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) to further examine the issue during the ongoing healthcare reform debate.In closing, Rep. Weiner added that he would like for CMS to examine the issue of physician self-referral and determine any possible regulatory solutions through the tightening of existing regulations.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
Study More Mortgage Professionals Choose Paperless LendingStudy More Mortgage Professionals Choose Paperless Lending
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September 22, 2011 453 Views Study: More Mortgage Professionals Choose Paperless Lending in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology More loan officers, underwriters, and attorneys are filing their loan documents and closing deals in a paperless environment, according to a recent survey. “”Xerox””:http://www.xerox.com/ released a survey Wednesday that found some 61 percent of mortgage industry professionals are ditching their loan folders, logging in to online systems, and doing more business without paper.[IMAGE]The seventh annual Path to Paperless survey revealed some 96 percent of respondents agreeing with the notion that collaboration in the workplace depends in no small measure on a paperless environment.””There’s traction in the industry’s path to achieving a true eMortgage, evidenced by the growing need to extend electronic collaboration to all participants in the loan process,”” Nancy Alley, general manager with “”Xerox Mortgage Services””:http://xerox-xms.com/, said in a “”statement””:http://news.xerox.com/pr/xerox/xerox-mortgage-services-Path-to-Paperless-survey.aspx.[COLUMN_BREAK]According to the survey, the number of respondents going forward with an eMortgage rose by some 15 percent from last year.Sixty-one percent of respondents acknowledged substituting an online system for paper in their origination and underwriting business, while another 61 percent admitted to delivering closed loan folders electronically. Meanwhile, 39 percent of respondents came clean about submitting their acknowledgement agreements and disclosure documents with electronic signatures.For “”Scott Sheldon””:http://www.sonomacountymortgages.com/about/, a loan officer with Santa Rosa-based “”Sonoma County Mortgages””:http://www.sonomacountymortgages.com/, praises the transition to paperless as a costless transaction.He tells _MReport_ that he made the transition to keep track of his paperwork, manage his loans, and observe their progress with borrowers.Sheldon says he tracks his loans from start to finish via “”PC Lender InHouse Services””:http://www.pclender.com/services.php, which he accesses by way of “”W.J. Bradley Mortgage””:http://wjbradley.com/, his affiliate company.Paperless systems like InHouse are “”super-efficient and much faster, because we can get loans through the system much more proactively than we would doing it old-school,”” he adds.His word of advice to paper-only brokers? “”If you’re doing anything paper in this market, good luck, because you’re [probably] too small to do a lot of volume,”” he says. Agents & Brokers Company News Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Disclosures Processing Service Providers Valuation 2011-09-22 Ryan Schuette Share
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VANCOUVER – A weekly newspaper in Vancouver is stopping the presses after nearly seven decades of delivering arts and entertainment coverage to the city.In a letter to its readers, The Westender says the decision to cease publication was made with mixed emotions.The paper is owned by Glacier Media and the letter says all seven of its staff members have been offered jobs within the parent company.The move follows the closure of the free daily newspaper 24Hours that was announced by owner TorStar last month, after acquiring the publication from Postmedia.The Westender is an award-winning newspaper, having received accolades from the British Columbia Yukon Community Newspaper Association earlier this year.The final edition will be published Dec. 21. Vancouver’s Westender newspaper announces closure after 68 years in operation by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 14, 2017 7:31 am PDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019 NEW YORK — Olivia Newton-John’s autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019.Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Tuesday that “Don’t Stop Believin’” would be published March 12. The book will include a new afterword by the award-winning singer and actress, known for such hits as “Physical” and “I Honestly Love You” and for her starring role in the movie version of “Grease.”The 70-year-old said in September that she was again being treated for breast cancer. She was first diagnosed in 1992.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2018 9:24 am PDT
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A bill on tackling match fixing was voted into law on Friday with a majority vote, hailed by Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou.The legislation provides for the establishment of a five-member ethics committee and strict penalties for offenders.While the committee will not be able to take statements it will submit a report to the attorney general who will determine whether there can be prosecution for the case.The law defines match-fixing as an offence carrying seven years in prison and a fine up to €200,000 for those found guilty.Bribery offences concerning officials and athletes carry a five year prison sentence and a €100,000 fine.The law also allows for the return of profits made off match fixing games.A total of 26 deputies voted in favour from Disy, Diko, Citizens Alliance, Green Party and independent MP Pavlos Mylonas.Edek voted against with two votes while Akel’s 15 deputies and Solidarity Movement’s two MP’s abstained.An amendment was also passed that includes individual matches and games organised by natural persons.Match fixing has become a scourge in Cyprus, affecting the top flight and the second division.Footballing authorities have received scores of notifications about suspicious betting, which suggests match-fixing, but no one has been brought to book to date, apart from several €50,000-fines imposed on teams.The law bans betting by athletes, club officials, referees, and members of the football association. Club officials will be banned from representing athletes.The legislation also includes provisions for protecting athletes who blow the whistle and banning termination of their contract.Nicolaou in a statement hailed the move saying he had hoped more deputies would have supported it as most suggestions were taken on board.Nonetheless he thanked the lawmakers and expressed his belief sports bodies and political parties would trust the state to properly implement the law.Akel MP Aristos Damianou said the law was not able to tackle the challenges stemming from match fixing while his counterpart Giorgos Georgiou said the law was ambiguous and sloppy.Kyriakos Hadjiyiannis, chairman of the House education committee which discussed the bill said the law gives the state more tools to fight match fixing and is an opportunity to solve problems in Cypriot football that paint an ugly picture for the game.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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R. 28-30, He was left out of Germany’s friendlies against Spain and Brazil," Chad Griffin president of the Human Rights Campaign tells TIME in an interview "All in the same day simply for posting the wedding photo on Facebook" And it’s not just Texas Indeed more than 206 million Americans nearly two thirds of the country live in states where employers can be fired someone for being gay Only 18 states and the District of Columbia prohibit housing discrimination based on a tenants sexuality or sexual identity Three others prohibit discrimination on sexuality The remaining 166 million Americans live in states where landlords can evict someone for their sexuality Friday’s ruling had no effect on what conservative attorney Ted Olson who argued Californias landmark same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court called a "crazy quilt" of laws that unequally treat gays and lesbians Chronicling the Struggles of LGBT People Around the World Joseph Kawesi 31 Uganda March 2015 Joseph Kawesi a transgender woman sits at home in the Ugandan capital of Kampala with her mother Mai 65 Kawesi still has nightmares about the night in December 2012 when she says police officers dragged her out of her home after a tip-off that she might be gay She says the officers beat her and then raped her with a club Kawesi is now an activist working to support LGBT people affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda Uganda’s president signed an Anti-Homosexuality Act into law in Feb 2014 that broadened the criminalization of same-sex relationships adding to colonial-era laws that already prohibited sodomy The law was overturned on a technicality in August but Parliament could pass a new anti-homosexuality bill this year Robin Hammond Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera 34Uganda March 2015 “We have a very long way to go in this struggle but I am glad that we are not just sitting back" says Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera 34 one of the early pioneers of the gay-rights struggle in Uganda In 2003 she founded Freedom and Roam Uganda a gay-rights advocacy group; last December she published and distributed Bombastic a free magazine focused on the personal stories of Uganda’s gay men and women Robin Hammond Hakim Semeebwr 26Uganda March 2015 Hakim Semeebwr a transgender woman and sex worker in Kampala Uganda is also a drag queen and goes by the name Bad Black She says: "Ugandans they had something in their heads that gays are sick cursed abnormal and not African Now that we are out they can’t deny we are Ugandan" Robin Hammond Ishmel (left) and Gabriel (right) (not their real names) Nigeria April 2014In December 2013 they say a vigilante group suspecting them of being gay took them from their homes in the northern state of Bauchi Under Bauchi’s Islamic Sharia law the penalty for gay sex is death by stoning Ishmel and Gabriel say they were deprived of food and light and beaten in prison They were eventually acquitted of the crime because there were no witnesses (Shari’a requires four) but both say they were cast out of their homes for bringing shame on their families Since January 2014 when then-President Goodluck Jonathan signed a law criminalizing same-sex relationships arrests of gay people in Nigeria have multiplied Robin Hammond Buje (not his real name) Nigeria April 2014 Buje spent more than 40 days in prison after being taken from his home by a vigilante group aligned to the Bauchi City Shar’ia Courts in December 2013 After guards beat him in prison with electric cables Buje confessed to committing homosexual acts They lashed him 15 times with a horsewhip as punishment He says his family told him: “God should take your life away so that everyone will have peace because you have caused such shame to our family” Since Nigeria’s president signed a harsh law criminalizing same-sex relationships in Jan 2014 arrests of gay people have multiplied and advocates have been forced to go underground or seek asylum overseas Robin Hammond Tiwonge Chimbalanga Malawi Nov 2014 Transgender woman Tiwonge Chimbalanga married Steven Monjeza in 2009 but on Dec 28 of that year they were arrested and charged with various offences relating to unnatural indecent practices between men The magistrate sentenced them to 14 years imprisonment saying it was to protect Malawian society from being “tempted to emulate this horrendous example” Because Malawi is a signatory to numerous human rights treaties there was international outcry over the case Amnesty International declared them both ‘prisoners of conscience’ After five months in prison on May 29 2010 then President Bingu wa Mutharika pardoned Chimbalanga and Monjeza releasing them on the condition that they had no further contact with one another Fearing for her safety Chimbalanga fled to South Africa where she lives now She is still struggling to find a job In July 2014 the Justice Minister announced that Malawi would review its anti-gay laws and no longer arrest people for homosexual activity but it remains illegal On April 17 2015 a new law came into force banning all same-sex marriages and unions Robin Hammond Flavirina Naze South Africa Nov 2014 33-year-old Flavirina Naze a transgender woman from Burundi says she left her home country because she had suffered physical attacks because of her sexuality In Burundi the penalty for same-sex sexual activity is imprisonment for up to two years During a transgender conference in South Africa in 2009 Naze says an LGBT activist warned her that it might be dangerous to return to Burundi because persecution of the LGBT community was increasing as elections approached Fearing for her life she decided to stay in South Africa where she was granted asylum When her asylum permit expired she could not afford to renew it and is now in South Africa illegally where she cannot get a job She has become a sex worker in order to survive Robin Hammond Dolores (left) and Naomi (right) Yaoundé Cameroon Dec 2014 Transgender women Dolores and Naomi say they were stopped at a police checkpoint after spending the evening at a club and taken to the station because they could not produce identification They say police beat them severely every night for a week until they were sent to provisional detention where they remained for three months Eventually they were found guilty of homosexuality and sentenced to five years in prison Human rights campaigner and lawyer Alice N’kom appealed the conviction and prosecutors dropped the case due to a lack of evidence Dolores and Naomi were acquitted in January 2013 after 18 months in prison “I was obliged to undertake any kind of activity to survive” says Dolores “Prison is the worst place I have ever been” Robin Hammond Amanda (not her real name) South Africa Nov 2014 Amanda says she was traveling with a friend in 2007 when a man asked her if she dated girls and if she was a lesbian When Amanda said yes she says the man pulled out a gun put it to her head and said: “I’m going to show you are a girl” He told her to strip off her clothes and raped her He ran away but Amanda went to the police station and the police managed to arrest him He was eventually found guilty and sentenced to 10 years behind bars But Amanda 28 still feels afraid “I hope I will be okay one day because he got what he deserves" Despite South Africa becoming the first country in the world to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1993 homophobic sentiment and violence runs high Robin Hammond Boniwe Tyatyeka Cape Town South Africa Nov 2014 Boniwe Tyatyeka holds a framed photograph of her daughter Nontsikelelo (also called Ntsikie) who disappeared in September 2010 One year later her decomposed body was found in a neighbor’s dustbin; she had been raped beaten and strangled to death According to Tyatyeka the neighbor said he had done it to change her because she was a lesbian South Africa was the first country on the continent to legalize same-sex marriage and its constitution guarantees LGBT rights but social stigma around homosexuality remains “Nitsikie was a child with dreams” Boniwe says “Even now when I’m on the go I am always looking out like I will hopefully see Ntsikie” Robin Hammond Nisha Ayub Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Jan 2015 Nisha Ayub 35 is a transgender woman who was arrested and sentenced to three months in prison for cross-dressing a practice illegal under Malaysia’s Islamic law She was imprisoned in the male section where she says she was verbally and physically abused Despite having breast implants earlier that year she says she was made to walk topless through the prison and the guards shaved off her long hair "One of the worst things about being in prison is that you don’t feel like you own your body anymore" she says Once released Ayub discovered she had lost her job in a hotel so she became a hostess in a bar where she had to perform sex acts for money Eventually she heard of an NGO in Kuala Lumpur helping transgender people and now she advocates for other transgender women in Malaysia Robin Hammond Abinaya Jayaraman Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Jan 2015 Abinaya Jayaraman always considered herself a boy until her late teens when she started to learn about the transgender community She was very scared to tell her strict family about her true identity but in June 2008 she finally told her mother but was rejected she says Desperately lonely Jayaraman attempted suicide in April 2009 with a cocktail of sleeping pills and painkillers She says her mother didn’t visit her once during her three-month hospital stay The family later disowned her and threw her out of the house Uncomfortable with acting like a man at work she eventually quit her job in corporate banking and turned to sex work to survive “I have no choice I’m lonely homeless and live in fear because I decided to be who I am If I had the chance I would leave Malaysia and go somewhere where I can live and earn with dignity" she says In Section 377 of Malaysia’s Penal Code homosexual acts between men and women are criminalized and can amount to whipping and a 20-year prison sentence Robin Hammond O (right) and D (left) St Petersburg Russia Nov 2014 Lesbian couple O (27) and D (23) were holding hands and sharing a kiss on their way home after a jazz concert late at night on Oct 19 when they say they were attacked A stranger accused them of being lesbians punching and kicking them repeatedly Although Russia decriminalized same-sex relationships between consenting adults in private in 1993 there are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination towards LGBT people In June 2013 Russia introduced federal law criminalizing the distribution of LGBT “propaganda” among minors which prompted international uproar “Now in Russia holding hands is dangerous for us” says O “But if the goal of these attackers was to separate us they failed They only made our relationship stronger” Robin Hammond Mitch Yusmar Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Jan 2015 47-year-old transgender man Mitch Yusmar is photographed at home in Malaysia with his partner of 17 years Lalita Abdullah and their adopted children Izzy and Daniya The Malaysian government retains a penal code criminalizing sodomy that dates back to the colonial era It can include a 20-year-prison sentence and even corporal punishment Yusmar’s relationship with his partner is not legally recognized and they live in fear that their family could be torn apart if something happened to Abdullah who is the only legally recognized parent “The core of our being is our family” he says “It can become very frustrating that we need to work doubly hard to ensure that our basic rights are looked after But we have hope that some day things will be better” Robin Hammond Sally Beirut Lebanon Feb 2015 Sally a transgender woman arrived in Lebanon last summer fleeing her home in Syria when one of her family members joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) She says ISIS kidnapped interrogated and likely killed her last partner “They are worse than the Syrian investigation services ISIS consider gays as a contagious disease so that’s why they kill them” she says Sally says many of her gay friends have been captured and stoned to death shot or pushed from the roof of buildings even when there is no proof (which is required under Islamic law) Sally now has a short-term job in Beirut teaching literacy to survive and is waiting for resettlement “I can never go back to Syria If I went back they would kill me" she says Robin Hammond Khalid Beirut Lebanon Feb 2015 Khalid 36 left his home in the Iraqi city of Baghdad after a great deal of persecution He had been in a relationship for a year with another man when one day in 2013 his boyfriend’s older brother found them in bed together and informed both families In Iraq same-sex relationships are legal but are considered taboo by the majority of the population and honor killings are common “I was really afraid for my life” says Khalid He left home and went to rent a room in Baghdad’s red light district but in the second week of his stay the landlord came into his room drunk and raped him Khalid moved into another area of the city but he started receiving death threats from a work colleague who belonged to an extreme religious sect One night the colleague propositioned Khalid and when he refused pulled out a gun and raped him “After that I couldn’t look into the eyes of anyone at work” he says Khalid then began a relationship with a doctor and moved in with him but one night the doctor invited two friends round and the three men raped Khalid He knew that violence against gay people was increasing and that a religious group had killed two of his friends already Two Lebanese organizations ‘Proud’ and ‘Secret Garden’ advised him to leave Iraq He left at the end of January 2015 and came straight to Beirut where he applied for refugee status and is awaiting resettlement He says: “What we are facing is beyond what anyone could imagine because reality is much worse than what I mentioned” Robin Hammond Gad (not his real name) Beirut Lebanon Feb 2015 33-year-old Gad says he left the war-torn city of Homs Syria in July 2014 because his neighborhood was bombed several times He moved to Lebanon in search of a job to assist his parents He found work at the hammam giving massages (Gay men often go to hammams for sex) In August 2014 police raided his place of work and took the staff and clients to the Hbeish the morality police He says they kicked punched and beat them with water tubes demanding names of other gay people The Lebanese penal code prohibits having sexual relations that ‘contradict the laws of nature’ punishable by up to a year in prison A humanitarian organization provided them with lawyers and they were released after 28 days but since Gad’s release he hasn’t been able to find a job or a place to live “They cancel our dignity just because we are gays” Robin Hammond 1 of 17 Advertisement "The freedom to marry would open many doors but it does not eliminate discrimination and violence against LGBT people and people living with HIV" said Kevin Cathcart Executive Director of Lambda Legal a gay rights advocacy group "And our well-funded opponents would not stop trying to roll back our advances" For instance this population can in most of America be denied a job a house or an education At the same time serving on jury can be predicated on a potential jurors sexuality in most of the country (Only in the liberal Ninth Circuit have courts found parties cannot exclude jurors based on their sexuality) And religious liberty laws permit people of faith deny goods or services to gays and lesbians Cakes flowers and even pizza can be denied to same-sex couples in the name of religion At the same time banks and other lenders can legally consider a persons sexuality in determining creditworthiness and institutions such as emergency management programs or homeless shelters can deny services to gays and lesbians A report from the liberal Center for American Progress found that one in five homeless youths who were gay couldnt access short-term services or shelters and another 16 percent rejected for long-term help because of their sexuality "Most Americans believe that there are these comprehensive protections in place because its so clearly morally wrong" said Sarah Warbelow legal director at the Human Rights Campaign "They cant reconcile that with the fact that there arent these protections in every community Its why people think organizations like (the Human Rights Campaign) are going to pack it up and call it a day after marriage equality because it doesnt comport with their view of how the world should operate" Its one of the reasons the Human Rights Campaign is now turning its focus on to efforts to add city- and state-based protections as well as gearing up for a fight on a federal non-discrimination law Previous efforts have failed to gain traction and most Republicans oppose the proposals Democratic Sen Jeff Merkley of Oregon has been working on a comprehensive non-discrimination bill and aides say he could introduce it to the full Senate as early as July When he does the 15 million-member Human Rights Campaign plans to advocate for it "Even with a positive ruling were still not totally equal" said Jim Obergefell the plaintiff whose case the Court decided Obergefell has been traveling the country trying to rally support in places like Dallas Atlanta and Columbus Ohio "Everywhere I go people come up and thank me" His allies at the Human Rights Campaign liken him to civil rights leader Rosa Parks or Edie Windsor whose 2013 case to the Supreme Court opened the rapid expansion of same-sex marriage rights "No one would could have predicted this would happen so soon" said Griffin who shares an Arkansas hometown with former President Bill Clinton and former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee "You go back 6 7 8 years We were losing every battle in the country The opponents were beating the heck out of us at the ballot box and at state legislatures" Then courts started siding with gay rights activists and public opinion started a rapid shift Vice President Joe Biden came out in favor of same-sex marriage followed by President Obama The pair became the first political ticket to win the White House on a platform that backed same-sex marriage The issue seems to have lost its political valence although the culture warriors are hardly giving up It is certain they will oppose the non-discrimination law when it is introduced later this summer "Thats going to take a very long time Its going to take us years to get there" Griffin concedes But he insists he is not disheartened that yet the victory is incomplete "Its our job to roll out our sleeves and get to work harder than weve even worked before and say Now what to that question that Harvey would have asked" Griffin said "We cant slow down We cant kick back and we cant step back And we cant be patient" Silent No More: Early Days in the Fight for Gay Rights Caption from LIFE In commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village militants this year designated the last week in June as Gay Liberation Week and celebrated with a candlelight parade The parade involved 300 male and female homosexuals who marched without incident two miles from Gay Activists headquarters to a park near City Hall Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Caption from LIFE When a bill guaranteeing equal job opportunities for homosexuals stalled in New York City Council last spring militants demonstrated at City Hall With fists raised they shout a football style "Gay Power" cheer at police blocking the building Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay rights protest 1971 Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Caption from LIFE A homosexual activist steps between a pair of police horses to be interviewed during a New York demonstration Militants often charge police brutality and welcome arrest for the sake of publicity They also encourage press coverage of their protest actions Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay rights protest 1971 Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay rights protest California 1971 Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay rights protest New York 1971 Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Caption from LIFE Collared by a patrolman after he deliberately crossed police barricades at New York’s City Hall Gay Activists Alliance President Jim Owles submits to arrest Members of his organization were protesting City Council reluctance to debate a fair employment bill for homosexuals Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay rights protest New York 1971 Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay rights protest New York 1971 Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay rights protest New York 1971 Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Gay Pride 1971 Grey 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