New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the inquiry initiated byJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against its 45 faculty members for allegedly participating in a protest march in July last year. Justice Suresh Kait sought response of the JNU administration on the plea by the teachers challenging the charge sheets issued by the varsity against 48 faculty members for allegedly taking part in the strike/ protest. The court listed the matter on October 10 for further hearing. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe teachers, represented through senior advocate Kapil Sibal, said they had sent individual responses to the show cause notices stating that no misconduct or violation of rules had taken place, as alleged by the varsity. The petition, filed by 45 faculty members, said the charge sheets issued against them relied on three grounds to implicate them in the alleged “mala fide inquiry”. One of the grounds was that the CCS (Conduct) Rules prohibit government servants from resorting to or abetting strikes, coercion or physical duress in matters pertaining to service.
Unifor targets Resolute Forest Products to set pattern in contract talks by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 7, 2014 2:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – The head of Canada’s largest private-sector union wants to incite a debate about the future of the forestry sector and regain ground lost by workers during the recession in its first major round of bargaining this spring with Resolute Forest Products.“There’s no question that we’re going to talk about reversal of concessions,” Unifor national president Jerry Dias said Friday after choosing the Montreal-based company as the lead firm in contract talks in the Eastern Canadian pulp and paper industry.The Canadian forest sector was ravaged following the financial crisis as closures cut employment nearly in half to 230,000, devastating many communities.“It’s about damn time that we had a discussion in Canada about how we take advantage of our own natural resources and raw materials and put in a place an economy and a system to put young people to work,” Dias said.Negotiations with Resolute (TSX:RFP) will help establish a pattern agreement for some 10,000 Unifor members at companies across the sector in the eastern part of Canada.The union said its priorities will be “economic improvements, including benefits and job security enhancements.”Negotiations with Resolute will begin in mid-March and be followed by talks with an unnamed target among producers in Western Canada.Dias said the industry has returned to profitability and the union will ask companies to acknowledge the contributions made by workers during the crisis, including helping to take some companies like Resolute, formerly known as AbitibiBowater, out of creditor and bankruptcy protection.Workers at Resolute saw their ranks slashed by roughly 40 per cent, gave up a 10 per cent wage cut and made changes to their benefits and pensions to help the company in its restructuring.Dias expects negotiations will be difficult, but said the union selected the newsprint, pulp and lumber producer because it’s a large and stable company.“They have a long history, they understand exactly that we’re going to bargain solutions and we just hope they understand our determination.”Resolute didn’t immediately return requests for comment, but CEO Richard Garneau said Thursday the company was preparing for the negotiations.“I think our union partners know it’s a business that is declining and they understand quite well the difficulties that the industry is facing,” Garneau said in an interview.Analyst Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets said that while Resolute cut wages by 10 per cent, it kept pensions intact even when many newsprint competitors failed to do so.“They’ve been actually pretty good to their employees in that respect,” he said, calling pattern bargaining a “crazy notion.”“It sets up situations where both sides get their dander up and you get strikes and people aren’t logical and looking at how much money that business can afford.”Tony Faria, a University of Windsor professor who specializes in the auto sector, said pattern bargaining fails to recognize the differences among companies.While Unifor’s predecessor, the Canadian Auto Workers, insisted on pattern bargaining with the big U.S. automakers, the UAW didn’t stick to the concept so strictly. The result is that more workers are being hired by the Detroit 3 in the U.S. than in Canada, he said.Unifor was formed by a merger of the CAW and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.It has more than 300,000 members across Canada, including about 19,000 in the forest sector.
by Tim Talley, The Associated Press Posted Sep 29, 2015 3:01 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 7:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OKLAHOMA CITY – Citing low energy prices, Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday it was laying off 740 employees, most of them at its Oklahoma City headquarters, after the company reported a second-quarter loss of more than $4 billion in August.The company said the layoffs represent about 15 per cent of its workforce, cuts that will hit hardest at the company’s Oklahoma City office, where more than 560 people lost their jobs. Following the layoffs, the oil and natural gas producer will still employ about 4,000 people, including about 2,500 in Oklahoma City.In a letter to Chesapeake employees, CEO Doug Lawler said, “The current commodity price environment continues to be a challenge for our industry and for Chesapeake.”“Over the past year, we have taken significant actions in response to the low commodity prices by reducing our costs and decreasing our capital spending,” Lawler said. While the layoffs were “extremely difficult,” Lawler said they will enhance the long-term competitiveness and strength of Chesapeake.The company said affected employees will receive up to a year’s pay depending on their age, pay level and years of service.The company, which also has sold assets to save money, didn’t return emails and phone messages seeking comment.The layoffs are the latest among Oklahoma-based energy companies attributed to low oil and natural gas prices. Earlier this year, Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy announced it was laying off more than 100 workers from its headquarters, reducing headquarters staffing by about 20 per cent. At the time, SandRidge employed 661 in Oklahoma City.Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said she was saddened by the layoffs but understands that low energy prices are putting producers in a financial crunch.“Oklahoma does get hit because we’ve had such a rich resource in oil and gas,” Fallin said. “It helped to build a strong economy. But now we’re seeing a downturn. We’ve see these downturns before. And we’ll get through it.”Chad Warmington, president of the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, said the Chesapeake layoffs are probably not the last round of cuts in the state’s energy sector.“With these commodity prices, our companies just can’t compete,” Warmington said. “It’s just a tough day, and with prices not looking to make a rebound any time in the near future, these effects are going to permeate throughout our economy.”Warmington said many oil and gas drilling operations are shutting down in Oklahoma because of low commodity prices and competition with better drilling sites in Texas and North Dakota.U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, a Republican from Oklahoma, urged President Barack Obama’s administration to allow domestic producers to export oil and natural gas overseas to help put the industry back on its feet and restore lost jobs.___Associated Press writers Justin Juozapavicius in Tulsa and Sean Murphy in Oklahoma City contributed to this report. Two people walk past one of the entrances to the Chesapeake Energy Corporation campus in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it has laid off 740 employees, most of them at its Oklahoma City headquarters, after the company reported a second-quarter loss of more than $4 billion in August. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Chesapeake Energy Corp. lays off 740 workers, or about 15 per cent of its workforce
Three Calgary MLAs were sworn into Alberta’s Cabinet Tuesday morning, along with three more from Edmonton. The NDP government says the six new members will help the party to make policy changes directed at economic growth and diversification.“At a time like this, when we are navigating difficult times, it’s very important for us to be able to hear from Albertans, to meet with Albertans, to be available to important stakeholders across the province. And quite frankly, we need to expand the cabinet in order for that to happen,” Notley said after the ceremony.Calgary-Cross representative Ricardo Miranda is the new Minister of Culture and Tourism, Stephanie McLean of Calgary-Varsity takes on the Service Alberta and Status of Women portfolios, while Calgary-Acadia MLA Brandy Payne becomes the Associate Minister of Health.Two of them may have to bow out for a short time. Both McLean and Payne are pregnant, with McLean expecting this month. Notley says she wanted to ensure their place of work was somewhere where women can engage fully.“The two ministers who previously held those portfolios will be the back up ministers for two portfolios. And I know that Minister McLean will be hoping to come back to work as soon as possible,”The newly minted ministers from Edmonton are Richard Feehan for Indigenous Relations, Christina Gray as Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal and Marlin Schmidt as the Minister of Advanced Education.The province says all the new ministers will help share the workload as most of their positions now concentrate on just one portfolio. It notes cabinet is still smaller than those seen in the past decade.Other moves include Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman who will also serve as Deputy Premier. Notley was asked if any Calgary MLA’s were considered for the job and if she was worried Calgary might feel under-served in the legislature.“I have a very capable cabinet and a number of people could have filled the role of Deputy Premier, but I happen to believe that Minister Hoffman will be very well placed to do (this) kind of work,” said Notley.Oneil Carlier becomes Deputy House Leader, while Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous also continues to serve as Deputy House Leader. by Crystal Laderas Posted Feb 2, 2016 12:10 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgary-Cross representative Ricardo Miranda is sworn in as the new Minister of Culture and Tourism at a ceremony on Feb. 2, 2016. Government of Alberta Calgary MLAs added to Notley cabinet
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. Her brother received 10 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of perverting the course of justice over speeding, including over the July 24 incident. Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya will not have her three-month jail sentenced extended after the Solicitor General decided not to refer her case to the Court of Appeal. The Peterborough MP was convicted at the Old Bailey of perverting the course of justice after lying to police to avoid a speeding charge. She was jailed in January but is continuing in her role despite calls for her to stand down.In the days after her conviction, the Attorney General’s office received a complaint insisting the three-month sentence was “unduly lenient”. The office had 28 days to consider the case, but on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office said: “After careful consideration the Solicitor General has concluded that he could not refer this case to the Court of Appeal.”A referral under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme to the Court of Appeal can only be made if a sentence is not just lenient but unduly so, such that the sentencing judge made a gross error or imposed a sentence outside the range of sentences reasonably available in the circumstances of the offence.”The threshold is a high one, and the test was not met in this case.”If the sentence had been found to be unduly lenient, the case would have been referred to the Court of Appeal which would decide whether or not to increase it. Onasanya was jailed for three months after she was found to have lied to police officers to avoid a speeding fine, becoming the first sitting MP in 28 years to be sent to prison. However, she has refused to resign as an MP, with her lawyer telling the Old Bailey that she had clung onto her seat because her £77,000 salary was her “only source of income”.Under existing laws MPs can only be ousted from Parliament if they are jailed for 12 months or more, meaning the authorities are powerless to prevent Onasanya from returning once she is released.Her constituents must also wait for her appeal process to end before they can attempt to unseat her and force a by-election, by which time the 35-year-old may already have returned to the Commons.Onasanya, an Independent after being expelled by the Labour Party, is appealing against her conviction.Jurors at the Old Bailey heard that Onasanya colluded with her brother Festus after her car was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in the village of Thorney, near Peterborough, in July 2017.The court was told that she was sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) to fill out, but it was sent back naming the guilty driver as Aleks Antipow, an acquaintance of her brother, who was away visiting his parents in Russia.
Anyways, I did a very bad thing that I am shamed of and have lived with this guilt. I can’t begin to say how sorry iam but have lived with this guilt too long. If you do find him, please tell him that I was afoolish stupid man when I did that and iam sorrie. A GUILTY THIEF who stole $800 from a supermarket three decades ago has repaid the money, plus some interest.The anonymous burglar sent a note and $1,200 in $100 bills to the sheriff’s department in Hastings, Michigan, WOOD-TV reported.The writer admitted breaking into a local store, the Middle Mart, about 30 years ago.In a letter packed with emotion and spelling errors, the writer asks for “help in locating a man” to whom he owes the money. He wrote: The letter was unsigned and had no return address.The $1,200, while it includes some interest, falls short of making up for the loss in the dollar’s purchasing power over the intervening years. The stolen $800 would be worth about $1,800 today, based on changes in the consumer price index.WOOD-TV said the former owner of the store, now called Greg’s Get-N-Go, confirmed it was broken into in the 1980s. The store was sold in 1988.Undersheriff Bob Baker said the letter and cash came as quite a surprise.“This doesn’t happen every day,” Baker said. He said the department isn’t interested in reopening the case because of the time that has passed.PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son>Marriage Proposal Billboard of the Day>
Amazon’s behavior is strange for mobile device manufacturers (iOS and Android have built in device tracking). Of course it’s difficult to prove that an item is stolen in a world where a dishonest person simply can sell a piece of hardware via Craigslist and report it stolen when they want it back. Additionally, it’s not surprising that Amazon is hesitant to give out personal information on any of it’s users, even though that information may be obtained from a login to your device.What makes the Kindle different from most tablets and smartphones is how it operates — Amazon’s centralized control means the company can easily provide users with everything they need to protect themselves, just like Android and iOS users have the ability to do now. Even so, they’ve refused, rather deciding to treat the high-tech, 3G-enabled Kindle like a dumb device (like a book even). Until that Amazon’s policy changes, keep a close eye on those Kindles. We’ve become so connected that few things feel as good to us as being able to recover a lost or stolen smartphone. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and if you have a Kindle you can forget Amazon being at all helpful in recovering a missing e-reader.Android and iOS devices have no shortage of tools that will help you locate a piece of hardware once it has gone missing. In many cases, as long as you catch it fast enough, you can use GPS to track your device down to a few feet from its current location. You provide that information to the police, and in many cases your phone or tablet is returned to you unharmed. Because the majority of Amazon’s Kindle line don’t come with GPS, recovery like this is significantly less likely, but if the person who stole your Kindle does something silly (like log into the reader with their personal Amazon account), you’d think that recovery would be simple given how much information we give the online retailer. Unfortunately, Amazon isn’t as willing to cooperate as we’d like them to be.So what happens if your Kindle is stolen and you want to track it down?If you attempt to reach out to Amazon directly, you will be told that you have to first file a report with the police and have them contact Amazon. They will help you to get the stolen Kindle locked down, but otherwise you will need to reach out to the police.At that point your Amazon account will provide you with the serial number and any other information necessary for the police to confirm that it is your Kindle.From there, the police will have to contact Amazon, which is only done via email.If you live in the US, Amazon can choose to provide the police with the necessary information or they can demand a court order.If you live outside the US, the police will need to email the Amazon domain that matches the country where you purchased the Kindle. Then they will also choose to either respond with personal information or demand a court order.
Nine years on and I still miss him every day.Patricia was outside Leinster House today along with other relatives of road victims as members of the Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA), a support network and advocacy group for people who have lost loved ones on the roads. David Gibbons (8) from Tullamore holds up a picture of his father James whom he never got to meet and who died aged 28. Source: Same Boal/RollingNews.ieVigilToday is European Day for Victims of Crime and members of the organisation gathered outside Leinster House in a vigil alongside 188 pictures of road traffic victims throughout the years.The number was the represent the 188 people who died on Ireland’s roads last year. Patricia Gibbons (left) and Karen Newman (right) who both lost loved ones in road traffic incidents. Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/TheJournal.ieCampaignIRVA has campaigned in the past for a number of changes to road traffic rules and regulations.On Wednesday, members pleaded with drivers to follow all the rules of the road. To avoid driver fatigue, to slow down and to always take care when they drove.“I hope this promotes a bit of road safety and makes people aware of the effect it has on us standing here,” said Patricia Gibbons.“It was devastating for me when I lost James.I’m the mother and father role in the house now. I’ve to do everything.Read: Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic banRead: Man still in serious condition one month after hit and run https://jrnl.ie/3252908 Wednesday 22 Feb 2017, 6:11 PM Share345 Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgerald PATRICIA GIBBONS LOST her husband James in a road traffic accident nine years ago, and she still misses him every day.James died on 17 January 2008 when the lorry he was driving in was collided with head on by another lorry.He suffered severe injuries in the collision and the died at the scene of the crash. James and Patricia were married just eight months when he died and she was 12 weeks pregnant with their second child.“My little lad never actually got to meet his dad,” Patricia told TheJournal.ie outside the gates of Leinster House this afternoon.Patricia has two children – David (8) and Conor (15). She said that life has been very difficult for the family since her husband died.“People say that time is a healer, but to be honest it doesn’t get any easier,” she said. Feb 22nd 2017, 6:11 PM Pictures of road victims set up outside Leinster House this week. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe purpose of the gathering was to highlight the impact losing a loved one on the roads has on those close to them, and to call for criminal justice reform to implement stronger penalties for road traffic offences.We’re here to look for justice for road victims and we want road crimes to be treated as other crimes,” said Donna Price, chairperson of IRVA.We want these crimes to be treated with the priority they deserve. And the sentence imposed should reflect the taking of a life.IRVA believes sentences handed down to people who are convicted for driving offences that lead to a person being injured or killed should be longer and the penalties stricter than they are now.“We’re here to highlight that road crimes are real crimes so if you break the rules of the road you are committing a crime and you should expect a penalty,” she said. Source: Cormac Fitzgerald?TheJournal.ieDonna lost her own son Darren in 2006 after he was involved in a crash with a lorry.Darren – who was 18 at the time and a footballer with Westmeath – was on his way to college at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) when a lorry collided with his car.“He set out in the morning for college and he never came home,” said Donna.We try to raise awareness of the human impact. The fact that these are real people and that these deaths are completely preventable.Karen Newman was also present outside Leinster house today. She lost her brother Richard after he was involved in a road traffic accident in August 2004.“We’re here to honour the memory of these people,” she said.To put a face to these people – it could be you it could be me it could be any member of your family any day of the week. Short URL 12,248 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube “People say that time is a healer, but to be honest it doesn’t get any easier” – Remembering Ireland’s road victims 188 pictures of people who died in road traffic incidents were set up outside the Dáil this week. Subscribe for more videos 3 Comments
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A quarter (24 per cent) of Greeks want to relocate to another country permanently and of these 63 per cent want to migrate to another European country, according to the results of the European Commission’s quarterly report on the employment and social situation in the European Union.The report showed that 4.1 percent of Greeks want to relocate in the next 12 months, compared to an EU average of 1.2 percent.Source: Kathimerini
Clark County Public Health hasn’t identified any new confirmed measles cases or suspected cases in its ongoing outbreak investigation. There are 70 confirmed cases in Clark County.There hasn’t been a new confirmed case since Saturday. Public Health hasn’t found any new exposure locations, either. For a complete list of exposure sites, visit our measles exposure site webpage.Of the 70 confirmed cases, 51 involve children younger than 11. There are 15 cases between the ages of 11 and 18, one between the ages of 19 and 29, and three between the ages of 30 and 39.In 61 cases, patients were not immunized; seven others have an unverified vaccination status. In two cases, patients had received one of the two recommended doses of the vaccine.For more information on the outbreak, visit Clark County Public Health’s measles investigation webpage.
Ministers advised His Excellency the Governor to approve a settlement payment in respect of losses that both companies claimed they had incurred as a result of TCIG suspending a 2 year pelagic fishing research study in 2014. Cabinet met yesterday and it was determined that we owe Caicos Pride Products Ltd and Day Boat Seafood LLC financial compensation for cancelling the pelagic fish study. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA major payout is now due because TCIG reneged on an arrangement and it will cost tax payers likely a heap of money. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Additionally, the CDB, Caribbean Development Bank was in country and in Cabinet and presented on the Medium Term Development Strategy for TCI. The Turks and Caicos has qualified to borrow up to $100 million from the CDB. The Governor, during that Cabinet meeting, was also asked to endorse the Crown Land allocation to 36 Turks and Caicos Islanders who were successful in ballots drawn on April 29 2016. The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs or DEMA had previously granted those companies a research permit; a House of Assembly vote led by the PDM ended the study. No settlement figure was given.
(WSVN) – Airline companies tell travelers to pack only what’s necessary, and one passenger decided a can of beer was an essential item.A traveler at an Australian Airport, Saturday, checked-in a can of beer while traveling. The airport attendants were shocked to see the bizarre check-in, but the beer successfully passed through screeners, along with the traveler’s luggage.The passenger, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was his friend’s idea that was previously thought could never work.The Australian brew arrived undamaged at baggage claim.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The S&P BSE Sensex extended losses for the fourth consecutive session on Thursday, falling 202 points amid fresh hints of interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve in December.The Sensex closed at 26,838 points, down 0.75 percent, while the 50-share Nifty fell 59 points, or 0.73 percent, to end at 8,111.Earlier on Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve had indicated that it remained on track to raise lending rates for the first time in more than seven years.”The FOMC left the door ajar. If markets don’t tighten financial conditions for them, if the US data remain firm, if global events don’t scare them and if the sun shines every day, the Fed will raise rates at their December meeting,” said Societe Generale in a note.The expiry of October derivative contracts in the Futures & Options (F&O) segment also weighed on market sentiments.”The push by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to increase the minimum lot size from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh led to lower market-wide rollovers, which stood at 74 percent as against the one-year average of 82 percent. With retail participation likely to drop in the F&O segment, we expect wild gyrations to continue in the next few weeks,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research at IIFL.Among the BSE sectoral indices, Power, Bankex and Capital Goods were the top losers, while Auto and Consumer Durable indices remained supported.Shares of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries ended 0.4 percent higher after its telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm said it would “raise Rs 3,000 crore by issuing secured redeemable non-convertible debentures on private placement basis,” the Business Standard reported.Sun Pharma shares were down 2.3 percent after the company said it has started recalling a million boxes of Loratadine, an anti-allergic drug, from the US market after the tablets were found to be ‘super potent’ and ‘out of specification’.Hero Motocorp stock prices gained 0.2 percent on the expectations of over 20 percent growth in its sales in October due to high demand during the festive season.Yes Bank shares closed nearly 2 percent after the bank announced a forecast beating profit growth of 26.5 percent for the second quarter in the current fiscal year.”The bank’s asset quality performance has held up well so far. Going forward, we have factored higher provisions and slippages given the bank’s corporate exposure to metals and EPC. Even after factoring the higher provisions and slippages, we expect Yes Bank to deliver a CAGR of 20.2 percent in earnings for FY2015-17E. Currently, the stock trades at 1.9x FY2017E ABV. We maintain BUY rating on the stock,” said Vaibhav Agrawal, Vice-President of Research- Banking at Angel Broking.Share prices of domestic search engine Just Dial closed over 11 percent lower despite a surge in its profit by a little over 47 percent in the September quarter.”A total of 34 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trades today, while 19 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE,” IIFL said in a note.On the commodities front, gold prices fell sharply by Rs 190 to Rs 27,075 per 10 grams on the back of renewed expectations over increase in interest rates by the US central bank. The yellow metal prices came under pressure amid a strengthening US dollar. Silver prices rose marginally by Rs 15 to Rs 37,365 per kg.
Road accident illustration by Prothom AloTwo people were killed and four others injured when a bus rammed a pick-up van at Pakutia in Ghatail, Tangail on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Rezaul Karim Shyamol, 32 from Ghatail, Tangail and Kabir Hossain, 30 from Phulbaria, Mymensingh.The accident took place on Tangail-Mymensingh road when the Mymensingh-bound bus from Pabna hit the pick-up van coming from the opposite direction around 11:30 am, leaving a pick-up van passenger dead on the spot and five others injured, said Maksudul Alam, officer-in-charge of Ghatail police station.The injured were taken to Ghatail Upazila Health complex where doctors declared another dead.
Roblox 101: How To Make Actual Money In The GameTop 7 Best Zombie Games on Roblox We’ve spent the last few weeks going over some of the best games that Roblox has to offer that were all made by users and players just like you or someone you know. Whether you want a Mario game, zombie game, Pokemon game, or even a game about becoming your favorite superhero, there are dozens out there to choose from. But now it’s time to shift gears a little bit.Instead of focusing on games that other people have made, why don’t you open up Roblox Studio and start making games of your own? With Roblox it’s super easy for anyone to jump in at a moment’s notice and start making something that’s fun to play without any prior game creation experience or knowledge. It’s that easy!Getting Started With Roblox StudioRoblox Studio is the basic interface you’ll use in order to make all of your Roblox creation dreams come true. From here you can start building worlds, designing your own game models, uploading objects to the database for other builders to use, and even learn the ins and outs of the program using tutorials and resources especially created by the Roblox Corporation.When you first open up Roblox Studio it should look something like the image above. From this main menu you can pick which template you want to start with (or if you want to start with one at all) and then use the tabs at the top to cycle between either creating worlds based on Themes instead, such as Western or Suburban, or based on Gameplay, such as Racing or Obby.An Obby is one of the simplest and most popular types of games you’ll see in Roblox. They’re basically 3D obstacle courses that players have to navigate by running and jumping to avoid hazards and other areas of the level. They’re kind of like platformers in the vein of Mario and Sonic.For the sake of this tutorial, to keep things very simple, we’ll focus on making an Obby as your first game.Making Your First GamePick the Obby template and you should load it up and have an interface that looks something like the image above in front of you. In the center is the game environment where you can click on things, drag things, and fully edit the whole playable world with just a few clicks of your mouse. There is a lot of stuff going on inside of Roblox Studio, but try not to get too overwhelmed.Since this is a template that means the core mechanics are already in place. You’ve got a starting point and an end point as well as hazards to avoid along the way. In order to make this your own, we can make some simple changes.First, let’s change the sky background to night time by switching the time of day. On the right in the Explorer column click on where it says Lighting and that should open up a new box below called Properties – Lighting. “Lighting” with a bunch of numbers in it. Just scroll down to the bottom of the Data section and find where it says “TimeOfDay” and a time. It’s in military time, so you’ll need to use the 24-hour version of whatever time you want. I set it for 02:00:00 in mine for example so that it’d be 2AM, nice and dark with a few twinkling stars.After that go into the game environment menu and click on a few of the floating squares. Using the Color option in the Edit section you can change the color really quickly and easily. If you want to make new platforms just copy and paste them and then drag them around the environment to create a design you think will be fun and challenging. Plus — don’t forget to create new red squares too! These are what your player needs to avoid and they add challenge to your game.Finishing Your First Roblox GameThose were just some super basic changes that you could make to your Obby so that it stands out a little bit more. You can of course do so much more with Roblox, this was only a small sliver of an introduction. I highly recommend checking out the tutorials inside of Roblox Studio, looking up tutorials online, and considering my book that’s all about Roblox linked down below.Once your game reaches a point you consider it to be “finished” you can go in and publish it to Roblox. Click File, then “Publish to Roblox” to start the process. From here, you can name your game, add a description, and get everything setup and ready to go.For more about Roblox here at Geek.com, make sure to stop by our Roblox portal where you can not only find game recommendations, but detailed breakdowns of the platform and people who play it as well.—–David Jagneaux is a tech and gaming journalist with bylines on several prominent media publications such as IGN, Polygon, Playboy, UploadVR, Motherboard, Gamecrate, VICE, GamesMaster Magazine, and many others. He is also the author of The Ultimate Roblox Book, a recently released book for anyone interested in learning more about making games in Roblox and how getting started with building their very own worlds. It’s being published by Adams Media and is now available for purchase on Amazon right here, as well as from Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other select retailers. Stay on target
Related posts:Chinese leader’s visit has big implications for Latin America China offers $20 billion fund for Latin America infrastructure projects Cuba’s Christmas surprise for Caracas Obama to make historic visit to Cuba in March HAVANA, Cuba – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cuba late Monday, officials said, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology.“Inside Jose Martí International airport, Xi was welcomed by first Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel and diplomats from the Chinese mission here,” Cuba’s state news agency Prensa Latina reported.Xi arrived from Caracas for a two-day official visit to the Americas’ only one-party communist nation.The Chinese leader is looking to bolster trade and cooperation with Cuba. Beijing already is Cuba’s No. 2 trade partner after Venezuela, and its top source of credit.Xi — who has visited Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela on this trip — has a meeting scheduled with President Raúl Castro, 83, at the Palace of the Revolution on Tuesday. The two leaders are expected to sign bilateral agreements but there has been no advance word on their focus.On Wednesday, Xi will visit Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second-largest city which was hard hit in October 2012 by Hurricane Sandy. The storm killed 11 people and destroyed 17,000 homes and damaged thousands more. Many believe Xi will announce Chinese cooperation in the city, perhaps in rebuilding housing.The Chinese leader also could pay a visit to retired revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, 87, who led Cuba for five decades. He stepped aside eight years ago during a health crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited with the elder statesman on a visit to Cuba 10 days ago.Oil deals in CaracasEarlier in Caracas Xi signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela. On the trip, he has reached out to resource-rich countries such as Venezuela and Argentina at a time when they are often shunned by the United States and Europe.The deals spanned a range of sectors from oil to infrastructure and included $4 billion for a joint development fund, $691 million to explore Venezuela’s gold and copper reserves and an agreement to develop the countries’ third joint satellite.“Venezuela has become one of the top countries for Chinese investment, … our seventh oil supplier and fourth Latin American trade partner,” Xi said in Caracas.The Venezuela visit comes after the Chinese leader agreed to an $11-billion currency swap with Argentina and extended much-needed investment to President Cristina Kirchner, whose cash-strapped government, locked out of capital markets since defaulting on its debt in 2001, is staring down the threat of another default.Xi kicked off his tour last week by proposing a new $20-billion infrastructure fund for Latin America, underlining the fast-growing Asian giant’s increasing interest in the region.He also launched a new $50-billon development bank along with the other emerging powers of the so-called BRICS group — Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa — at a summit in Brazil.The move, which creates an alternative to the Western-dominated World Bank, was hailed as contributing to “a new international order” by Cuban President Raúl Castro — Xi’s host at the next and final stop on his tour.‘Not about ideology’But although Xi has spent his trip rubbing elbows with leftist leaders who tend to view the United States with a critical eye, his tour is less about ideology than business, said Venezuelan political analyst Carlos Romero.“China’s political and economic expansion is pragmatic in character. It’s not about ideology or competition with the United States, but a Chinese policy of looking long-term for natural resources in different parts of the world,” he told AFP.“China knows Argentina and Venezuela hold huge natural resource deposits, particularly two they are desperately searching for to fuel an economy and a society like China’s: oil and food in the case of Argentina, and oil and gas in the case of Venezuela.”The partnership comes at a welcome time for Venezuela, which is in the midst of an inflation crisis and struggling under a pile of unpaid debts to foreign firms.China, the second-largest market for Venezuelan oil after the United States, pays for its average 640,000 daily barrels in part by writing down the $17-billion debt Caracas owes it.Both countries have said they want to increase oil exports to one million barrels a day in the coming years.Chinese trade with Latin America has grown rapidly in recent years, reaching $261.6 billion in 2013. China is now the second-largest trading partner of many countries, including Argentina and Cuba, and has been Brazil’s largest since 2009.In 1990, China ranked just 17th on the list of Latin American export destinations.Beijing has also ramped up investment in Latin America to about 20 percent of its total foreign direct investment of $90 billion last year.This is Xi’s second visit to Latin America and the Caribbean since taking office in 2013. Last year he toured Mexico, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago.Recommended: Public works deals should go back to the drawing board, says Solís in meeting with Chinese president Facebook Comments
Related posts:A letter to our readers Tacos4Ticos gives back through football American Colony to host 56th annual U.S. Independence Day picnic on Sunday Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest A decade ago, Allen Dickinson sold his mortgage brokerage in Florida just before the housing market crash and moved down to Costa Rica as a retiree looking for a relaxing, inexpensive country where he could quietly live out the rest of his days.An increasingly expensive economy and an unexpected introduction to the woman who is now wife his taught Dickinson early on that sometimes life doesn’t happen according to one’s plans.Originally from Oregon, Dickinson, who served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years, has been living in the Central Valley since he moved here, citing ever-growing political tension and partisanship as his reasons for leaving the United States. In today’s especially hostile political climate, which has led many U.S. citizens to ponder whether they should take similar steps, Dickinson has some words of wisdom – and caution – for those looking to expatriate. He serves as the editor of the Association of Residents of Costa Rica’s (ARCR) El Residente magazine, which caters to retirees and those looking to come to Costa Rica.Dickinson sat down with The Tico Times to discuss his story. Excerpts follow.What brought you to Costa Rica?I never have figured out exactly what it was that got me to Costa Rica. I know what it was that got me out of the United States, though.What was that?I was sick and tired of the change in the culture. We are no longer a melting pot of different ideas and different perspectives. The country is now fractionalized into little groups of people who have their own cause and will do anything to destroy anything or anybody different from them.Now you’re able to look back at a United States that has gotten much more extreme to that effect. Are you glad that you’re seeing this from afar?I thought one of the things that would happen when I moved out of the country is that I would not be interested in what was going on there and not feel emotionally connected to it. And that hasn’t happened. I can’t seem to get it out of my system. I follow the news and read a lot on the internet. I’ve read a lot of negative messages from my friends.How long has been El Residente been running?El Residente has been going on for about 25 years and I’ve been behind the scenes editing for many years. A few years ago, when the director of ARCR was kidnapped, I was asked to take over because he was doing that job. When he came back he asked me to continue, and I’ve been doing it ever since.What were you doing when you initially came down to Costa Rica?I was in the mortgage brokerage business, and owned my own brokerage in Pensacola, Florida. In 2005 or 2006, I saw the writing on the wall. I couldn’t read it specifically but I knew that there was something going on that was going to be bad. So I took that opportunity to sell my business before everything collapsed and take off.What made you think something was going on? From what I’ve seen and read, no one knew it was coming, and those who did know were being laughed out of boardrooms. Those were the guys who had big money involved and didn’t want to see the obvious. There were just a lot of little things, little changes in the industry that when you added them all together, spelled bad things. And there was gossip – I can’t classify it any more than that – but there was gossip. You took a piece of information here and someone talking about something else there. Nothing that you could put your finger on, but just a feeling more than anything else that this is not good and things are not going to get better.That’s a lucky feeling to have. And at just the right time.Yeah, it certainly was.What has been the biggest challenge for you living here?Patience… Thank God I’m not a type-A personality. I just walked out of a store because they have an incorrect amount for the balance that I owe them; I have to go home to get the receipts to prove to them that the payments they’re showing I haven’t made actually have been made. It’s just a lack of sophistication in record-keeping, and that’s kind of indicative of a lot of things in this country.On the other side of the coin, you probably wouldn’t be living here still if it wasn’t worth it. What balances it out for you?I’m married to a Tica, and quite possibly I would be someplace else if I were not, if for no other reason than what has happened with the economy here. Everything is expensive. I have a limited income and that goes pretty quickly. Ten years ago it was relatively inexpensive… one of the reasons that I did end up here was anticipating that.If you could send a message to someone who’s looking to retire down here, what your initial piece of wisdom be?Certainly to do your research. Read online and buy any books you can find. If you then decide this is a place you want to come to, come with the idea that you are going to investigate it. Don’t come here and buy a house in the first three weeks that you’re here. People don’t know what the country is like and don’t know where they want to live, but they see someplace beautiful and buy it, and find out that’s not the area of the country for them. Come here with an open mind and don’t make any commitments for at least a year.Would you like to share your or your family’s coming-to-Costa Rica story? Contact us at email@example.com or share a post or video with the hashtag #SoyMigranteCR.Read more stories of Costa Rican immigration here. Facebook Comments
RelatedBanned on board: Christmas gifts you can’t take on a flightTis the season to visit a Christmas market, call on far-flung relatives, or maybe even fly somewhere a little bit warmer. But, you might want to make sure that cabin baggage restrictions and customs regulations don’t ruin Christmas. Here’s a complete guide to what Christmas items are banned on board…10 best backpacking tips and tricksTen essential backpacking tips; from how to pack, to how to save cash on the road.Top 20 travel hacks and money saving tipsYou may be skint, but you can still holiday in style; here’s how. Skyscanner reveals what precious souvenirs you can and cannot bring back from your travels.Nine times out of ten you’ve got nothing to declare (unless you feel like bragging about what a wonderful holiday you had) when you arrive back in the UK. That bottle of ouzo and over-priced sombrero is unlikely to get you in to trouble with customs at the airport. But sometimes even the most innocent of purchases can land you a massive fine, undoing all your hard work in finding a cheap flight in the first place!Travelling within the EUFirst of all, it might be useful to check if your destination is in the EU. There are currently 27 nations in the European Union and you can find out which ones they are on the EU’s website.British travellers can bring back pretty much anything from holidays to these member states, as long as they’re gifts or for personal use. However, dangerous or counterfeit items are forbidden, as are souvenirs crafted from endangered species. Bring back as much tobacco and alcohol as you can carry, as long as you don’t look like you could single-handedly re-launch Oddbins.However, some areas that you might think come under EU law but actually don’t include Gibraltar, the Canary Islands and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Anything brought back from these destinations will be treated as non-EU imports.Traveling from the rest of the worldReturning from Barbados? Bolivia? Anywhere outside the EU? Then you will have to watch what you pack for your return journey.Either one litre of spirits or strong alcohol, or two litres of any alcohol less than 22% is permitted through customs. So watch how much South African vino you bring back!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
The Republican Turkish Party (CTP) has applied to the ‘supreme administrative court’ in the north to cancel 58 so-called preferential citizenships granted by the Turkish Cypriot authorities, media reports said on Tuesday.The move came after Kudret Ozersay’s People’s Party made a similar application last Friday against the decision to grant citizenship to a woman alleged to be the lover of a member of the Turkish Cypriot breakaway state’s cabinet.Preferential citizenships are granted to businessmen investing in the north or people who served the north in terms of culture, science, or technology matters.The same type of citizenship is also granted to the children of people who may have had their citizenship revoked for various reasons, and to the spouses and children of Turkish soldiers who took part in the invasion of the island in July 1974.The authorities in the north do not have to explain or justify the why they granted such citizenships.CTP also applied for an interim order to prevent those with such citizenships from buying property, establish businesses or vote.The party’s Fazilet Ozdenefe said the authorities should be careful of the steps they take and demanded an explanation.On the other hand, the People’s Party filed for the cancellation of one citizenship, that of a Turkish woman who is allegedly romantically involved with an official.In his statement, made on the same day on Facebook, Ozersay said they will also take legal action against other cases they consider illegal.He said they will not allow the unjust issuing of citizenship when there were many people who really deserved it.According to law, a foreign national is required to have 12 consecutive work permit stamps to be able to apply for citizenship.This number was lowered to 11 during the current National Unity Party (UBP)-Democrat Party (DP) administration.This move gave an extra 1,200 more foreign nationals, usually from Turkey, the chance to apply for citizenship in the north.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo 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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The HinduandThe Times of Indiawho condemned the government’s intolerant stance on dissent breathing room for freedom of speech and expression is the essence of a democracy Our idea of democracy was again tested on 4September when Lois Sophia a research scholar studying in Canada wasarrestedat the Thoothukudi airport for shouting an anti-BJP slogan at the Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan who was travelling in the same flight While on board the flight Sophia apparently shouted “Fascist BJP Government down down” and according to Soundararajan continued while following her till the arrivals gate She and Sophia got into aheated argument after whichSoundararajan filed a complaint with the airport police and Sophia was arrested by the police under IPC Sections 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) 290 (public nuisance) and Section 75 of the Tamil Nadu City Police Act and sent to 15 days of judicial custody by a magistrate In light of this Manu Sebastian detailed the nature of a magistrate’s role and how he/she must verify that the accusation is well-founded and not act like a ‘post-office’ mechanically forwarding the accused to the police custody by accepting the police version Sophia hassincegot unconditional bail but not before the incident triggered a social media storm about freedom of speech (The irony of this whole situation is best summed up in this sadlyfunnytweet) Representational image News18 Many people defended the decision saying there is a certain decorum to be followed in an aircraft and at an airport and Sophia’s behaviour was not in line with that But based on The Indian Express’reporting Soundararajan’s police complaint seems to have come from a place of intolerance “No innocent girl will use that word (fascist) I questioned her She replied that she has the right to freedom of expression She shouted that slogan and used the word ‘fascist’ raising her fist and all I thought I shouldn’t ignore a terrorist so I filed a petition” Soundararajan said While the Bhima Koregaon raids got extensive nationwide coverage and rightly so Sophia’s arrest has the recent outrage over freedom of speech to thank for not going unnoticed For the longest time BJP had been to Tamil Nadu politics what Vivek Agnihotri is to Maoists (or anyone really): irrelevant That is not true anymore But in any case those who care about democratic processes should pay attention to Tamil Nadu even though it does not neatly fit a ‘sickular vs bhakt’ or ‘bhakt vs Urban Naxal’ playoff Instead the country has been dormant in responding to a crisis of democracy that has intensified in Tamil Nadu over the past few months (Aside: what if we told you that there are 18“orphan constituencies”in the state without representatives in the Assembly for four straight sessions and that the Opposition is pushing a floor-test because they suspect the ruling party isn’t in the majority) Let’s briefly decipher the mess of state violence caste politics and cronyism that has been plaguing the residents of Tamil Nadu If we go back to May just 3 months ago we had the protests in Thoothukudi against mining company Vedanta’s Sterlite plant Vedanta has always had adicey reputationwhen it comes to environmental and humans rights regulations If you only want to read about this particular plant and problems residents have had since it was established 20 years ago readthisQuartz report The most recent round of protests began in February when Vedanta announced plans to expand the facility and add another unit which in subsequent monthsledto thousands of residents protesting more than 50 trade associations calling for a shutdown and at least 12000 shops shutting down After 99 days of peaceful protesting protests turned violent on 22 May the 100thday and police opened fire killing at least 12 Thousands of protesters had organised a march to the District Collector’s office when police lathicharged people and then opened fired In a submission to the Madras High Court the Director General of Policeclaimedthat “violence erupted at five different locations forcing the police to use firearms at four of those places and resort to lathicharge alone in the fifth” It is useful to read journalist Jeya Rani because shecontextualisesthe complex relationship that state violence has had with Dalits tribals and minority communities in Tamil Nadu and how the police are never held accountable Of the Sterlite protest too she discusses how due procedure was flouted in police response to the protest During the protests horrifyingvideosof police telling a dying man to “stop acting” anddeclaringthat “at least one (protester) should die” were posted byThe News Minute “Procedures have been laid down in police manuals on how to handle a public protest The police should fire tear gas resort to lathicharge and then water cannon before opening fire The police is meant to issue a warning over loudspeakers before opening fire If the protest continues to be ‘violent’ the police is meant to open fire by firing at or below the knees of people and not by targeting their faces and chests The government instead chose to unleash extreme violence on the protesters in Thoothukudi The police did not adhere to any procedure and used snipers to shoot protesters The government now says that shooting was unavoidable since the protests were infiltrated by ‘anti-social’ elements” Jeya writes She goes on to cite previous instances of state violence in Tamil Nadu and how governments always have a script ready “The state pretends to bring about peace by imposing its violence on public protest Afterwards it wraps everything up inside a judicial commission and hopes the issue will go away To this day no judicial commission constituted to enquire into state atrocities has ever stood by the people It has only served the purpose of protecting the police and giving a clean chit to them” That was in May But as recently as 9 August the Tamil Nadu government has madearrestsin the Sterlite case notably of activist Thirumurugan Gandhi On the grounds of sedition no less Gandhi had brought up the Thoothukudi firing in a United Nations Human Rights Council and was returning when he was arrested from Bangalore International Airport Less than a month after the Thoothukudi firing the government was back to its favourite pastime this time to contain the growing dissent against the Salem Chennai Expressway project a Rs 10000-crore highway proposed to connect Salem and Chennai Protests had intensified due to forceful acquisition of farmers’ land by the government made possible by legal loopholes On 18 June activistPiyush Manushwas arrested under Sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot); 189 (threat of injury to public servant); 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) IPC and 7 (1) Criminal Law Amendment Act and sent to Salem Central Jail The next day they arrested student activistValarmathiwhose bail application was rejected twice until she was finally released on 6 July over two weeks later and over 20 other people some of whombelongedto the All India Kisan Sabha and were eventually released on 9 July In July wespoketo policy researcher and analyst Manasi Karthik who shed light on the numerous environmental and procedural violations committed by the government in undertaking the project including loopholes that allowed for land acquisition licenses issued in retrospect and petitioners finding it difficult to establish locus standi The government’s behind the scenes liaisons with industries had led to crackdowns on anyone who dared to question them “We now have a government that is not only willing to turn a blind eye to flagrant violations by industries but actually take up arms against its own people to aid and abet the unfettered power enjoyed by a select group of industries” she said As of 4 September in a huge setback for the protesters the Madras High Court hasquasheda petition by NGO Poovulagin Nanbargal challenging the constitutionality of the land acquisition for the Salem Chennai Expressway project While the Bhima Koregaon riots and subsequent raids have all strains of communalism and ideologies clashing violently from Hindutva bhakts to liberals and suspected Maoists the situation in Tamil Nadu is vastly different Here it’s less communalism and more capitalism that dictates free speech An incestuous relationship between the state government and foreign industrialists has led to what Karthik calls “a cocktail of corruption and cronyism” which means large scale displacement of the poor and the silencing of anyone who tries to represent them But it’s also similar in the way that Dalits tribals and the lower castes are the ones who suffer the most from state violence and that ultimately both Tamil Nadu’s reckless industrialisation and the Centre’s intolerance will have the same consequence — death of democracy as we know it The Ladies Finger (TLF) is a leading online women’s magazine delivering 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