APTN National NewsA coalition of parents are concerned that the only Aboriginal-focused elementary school in the Lower Mainland in British Columbia is being recommended to be closed.They say the school is essential in the education of their children.APTN’s Tina House has the story.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – It might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device — one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K — without actually owning a 4K TV.But in a way, that’s the point.Most people still don’t have 4K TVs, so the new Apple TV model doesn’t offer them much. But if you’re an Apple fan and already have 4K, the choice is clear. The new Apple TV 4K is out Friday starting at $179, or $30 more than the regular model. It’s a small difference compared with the price of your TV.It’s worth noting that alternatives to Apple TV are cheaper and equally capable at a basic level. All of the devices connect to a TV so you can stream most major video services on a big screen. Roku and Amazon have 4K models for less than $100 and non-4K versions for even less. Both are even ahead of Apple TV in being able to stream Amazon video now; it’s coming soon to Apple TV.But none of the rivals will play movies or shows purchased from Apple’s iTunes, at least without clunky workarounds. To watch those on a big screen directly, you need an Apple TV. And Apple has just sweetened the deal on that front.___THE FUTURE HAS ARRIVEDApple’s embrace of 4K is significant, despite the fact that Roku, Amazon and other rivals beat Apple to that milestone. Apple often waits until there’s broad enough appeal for new technologies. That time is now, given growth in sales of 4K TV and more movies and TV shows released in 4K formats.Parallel to that is the rise of high-dynamic range technology in television sets. HDR increases colour range and produces brighter whites and darker blacks. Better contrast means details in bright scenes aren’t washed out. Apple TV 4K supports HDR, too.___PATH TO UPGRADES4K is coming, just as high definition earlier replaced standard definition. The consulting company Futuresource says a third of TVs sold worldwide this year will be 4K capable, up from 25 per cent last year. But people tend to keep TVs for many years, unlike high-turnover phones.In demos with tech companies and visits to Best Buy, I find superior picture quality in 4K. Your couch needs to close enough to the screen to see the difference. My next TV will likely have 4K, but my 4-year-old Vizio HD TV still works fine (though I’m sure I just jinxed it).___ITUNES UPGRADES ITS VIDEO … AND YOURSMany Hollywood blockbusters now have 4K versions of home video releases. Netflix and Amazon are also trying to make their original shows available in 4K. But many indie and older titles remain in HD; even older shows like “The Wonder Years” are still stuck in standard definition.Fortunately, Apple isn’t making you choose now. If you buy something in HD through iTunes, you’ll automatically get the 4K version when it’s out. And if a 4K version is available now, it will cost the same as its HD counterpart. It’s never been clear why HD video is more expensive than SD when actors, directors and others behind the movies were paid the same.Lots of people were peeved at how the music industry tried to get them to repurchase the same songs on cassette tapes, CDs and then digital files. I have a collection of DVDs and don’t feel like paying again for higher-quality Blu-ray or digital versions.So Apple’s decision to treat 4K and HD the same is a good one. That only applies to iTunes, though. Netflix is charging extra for a plan that includes 4K, even when viewed on Apple TVs.A word of caution: While the new iPhone 8 and iPad Pros unveiled this past June will support HDR, they won’t display 4K. Even the upcoming iPhone X falls short in that respect.___BEYOND VIDEOThe new Apple TV gets a faster processor, which should make high-end games better to play. A new remote offers more precise motion control and a raised menu button to make it easier to orient yourself without looking. These features alone aren’t enough to justify an Apple TV 4K unless you’re a gamer. The non-4K version is getting the new remote, too. Picture quality is the same for both versions on regular HD sets like mine.In any case, Apple TV — with or without 4K — will be most useful if you’re already tied into Apple’s system with iDevices and iTunes. Given that rival devices are cheaper, what you’re buying isn’t the device, but an experience — integration and syncing with all your other Apple gadgets. For instance, 4K video taken on an iPhone will play easily on an Apple TV 4K.If you’re in that camp and are thinking of buying a new TV in the next few years, there’s a good chance it will be 4K, so you might as well choose the 4K version of Apple TV now. But if it’s longer, a better Apple TV will likely be out by then. The non-4K version will do just fine for now.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states will urge a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska’s largest city from requiring a faith-based women’s shelter to accept transgender women.Alliance Defending Freedom has sued the city of Anchorage to stop it from applying a gender identity law to the Hope Center shelter, which denied entry to a transgender woman. The lawsuit says homeless shelters are exempt from the local law and that constitutional principles of freedom of religion are at stake.“The case is really about whether the Hope Center can operate according to its religious beliefs to provide the things that it does to the homeless population in Anchorage,” Kate Anderson, an attorney for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom said before the court hearing.The shelter operators filed a federal lawsuit against the city and its Equal Rights Commission in August, months after a transgender woman complained to the commission that she was denied housing at the shelter.The city says it was premature for the shelter to ask a judge to block the law because the commission’s investigation wasn’t finished, largely because the shelter wasn’t co-operating. The investigation is now on hold.The plaintiffs maintain the person identified only as “Jessie Doe” showed up inebriated after hours in January 2018 and was not turned away because of gender. The shelter officials even paid for a taxi to take her to a hospital for treatment of a forehead wound from fighting at another shelter, according to alliance attorneys.The same individual showed up the following day and again was denied entry, according to the motion for a preliminary injunction. Plaintiffs say they want the federal court to make clear that the shelter is not violating the law.Alliance Defending Freedom also represented a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. In a limited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the baker, but it did not rule on the larger issue of whether businesses can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gays and lesbians.The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified the alliance as an LBGT hate group, one that seeks to push transgender people “back into the shadows.”Anderson said women at the shelter are most often survivors of violence, including rape and domestic abuse and that housing biological men would be highly traumatic for them.___Follow Rachel D’Oro at https://twitter.com/rdoro .Rachel D’Oro, The Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — Icelandair has pulled out of Tampa International Airport because the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets has left it short of planes.The airline told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday that it was immediately halting flights from Florida.It said the grounded planes made up 14 per cent of its fleet, and adjustments had to be made. The redesigned planes were grounded by all carriers worldwide earlier this year after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.Icelandair had been offering multiple flights per week to Reykjavik from Tampa. It earlier cut flights from Cleveland and Nova Scotia.___Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.The Associated Press
by The Associated Press Posted Jun 18, 2013 12:04 pm MDT Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.UNITED STATES1. Grouplove, “Ways to Go” (Canvasback/Atlantic Records)2. The Civil Wars, “The One That Got Away” (Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records)3. Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here-2011-Remaster” (EMI Catalogue)4. Lorde, “Royals” (Universal Music NZ Ltd.)5. Jack Johnson, “I Got You” (Jack Johnson)6. Kaskade, “Atmosphere-Radio Edit” (Ultra Records, LLC)7. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak, LLC)8. Nine Inch Nails, “Came Back Haunted” (Columbia)9. Beck, “Defriended” (Fonograf Records)10. Smallpools, “Dreaming” (RCA Records)UNITED KINGDOM1. Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here-2011-Remaster” (EMI Catalogue)2. Jon Hopkins, “Open Eye Signal” (Domino Recording Co.)3. The Civil Wars, “The One That Got Away” (Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records)4. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak, LLC)5. Half Moon Run, “Full Circle” (Indica Records)6. Infected Mushroom, “See Me Now” (Dim Mak)7. Nine Inch Nails, “Came Back Haunted” (Columbia)8. Enter Shikari, “Radiate” ((PIAS)) Recordings)9. Disclosure, “Help Me Lose My Mind” (Universal Island Records)10. Jack Johnson, “I Got You” (Jack Johnson)
The Green River Library played host to an open house to celebrate the beginning of National Library Week on Monday.The celebration included snacks, sidewalk drawing, bookmark coloring, door prizes and drawings for prizes. Throughout the day, the library welcomed students to visit the library and help kickoff the week. In the morning, those in grades first, second, fifth and sixth visited the library while those in kindergarten as well as the third and fourth grades visited in the afternoon.As always, the staff are there this week and every week to help the community with any questions regarding literature and all your library needs.For more information on National Library Week activities throughout Emery County, please see below.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGNBA retain lawyers to enforce Broadcast Act; Monitoring Committee activeDecember 3, 2013In “Local News”Eight broadcasting agencies facing penalization; NCN and NTN includedOctober 1, 2013In “Local News”TV, Radio stations receive licenses from Broadcasting AuthorityOctober 18, 2013In “Business” The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority has released a list of all the local broadcasters that compliant for the year 2019; and consequently are the only broadcasters authorised to broadcast.The broadcasters not listed are deemed illegal broadcasters and will be penalised, the GNBA said.CABLE BROADCASTERS Premium Communications Inc.E – Networks Inc.Infinity Telecommunications Inc.Go – Tech Inc.Movie Star Inc.Northwest Television Inc. RADIO BROADCASTERS Freedom Radio Inc.Little Rock Radio Inc.Pinnacle Com. Inc. – RadioRadio Guyana Inc.Hits & Jams Entertainment Inc.NTN – Radio Inc.I Radio Inc.CNS Radio Inc.Multi-Cultural Communications Inc.News- Talk Guyana Inc.JREMKeystone Solutions Inc.National Communications Network (NCN) TELEVISION BROADCASTERS CNS Inc.Countryside Broadcasting Inc. Ch 19Community Broadcasting NetworkDave’s Television Ch 8 Inc.Little Rock Television Inc. – TVPinnacle Com. Inc. TelevisionSTVS Ch 4/21 Inc.Television Guyana Inc.Washington Channel 2 Inc.MTV Inc.NTN Inc. – TelevisionNational Communications Network (NCN) The GNBA intends to take legal steps within the parameters of the law, against illegal broadcasters. According to the Broadcasting Act 2011, Section 43 (C), anyone who carries on a broadcasting service at the licensed location after the licence granted to him has been suspended, cancelled or expired commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of one million dollars and imprisonment for one year and all machinery and equipment used, or which can be used, for broadcasting and owned by or in the possession of the person concerned is liable to be forfeited.Furthermore, the Authority plans to put in place a Broadcaster Award System to give recognition to outstanding broadcasters at a gala event. Those broadcasters will be the recipients of a number of trophies, plaques, monetary rewards, discount in broadcasting fees, etc.GNBA urges non-compliant broadcasters to bring themselves in conformity with the law and to honour their obligations to the Authority. GNBA looks forward to broadcasters’ continued cooperation.
Robert Cornelius is credited with taking the first known selfie in 1839. (CNN)(CNN) Never underestimate the power of a selfie.The pocket-sized self-portrait inspires man to forgo common sense and get up close with wild animals or nuclear disaster sites. They can be life-affirming, and they can be deadly.There’s a museum dedicated to the phenomenon with photo opportunities in every room in lieu of exhibits. The term even fought its way into the Oxford Dictionary in 2013 and was named “word of the year.”And today, on June 21, enthusiasts can celebrate the art form with National Selfie Day.But before Ellen broke Twitter records with her mega-celebrity group shot and Kim snapped a self-portrait before Khloe went to jail, who invented the ubiquitous photography style known for the pouts and poses it evokes from subjects?That honor belongs to Robert Cornelius, a photography enthusiast from Philadelphia, who in October 1839 took his own picture in the backyard of his family’s light fixture store.Eager to try out daguerrotypy, a photography method that had been invented just two months prior, Cornelius set up a large box camera with a lens fashioned from a pair of opera glasses, according to the Library of Congress.And then, he froze.Light exposure then took between three to 15 minutes to adjust, so Cornelius likely had to remain still for quite a while to capture the photo.By definition, the subject of a selfie takes the photo with a smartphone and later shares it on social media.Cornelius didn’t hold the camera (early ones were far too large and heavy to do that) and he probably didn’t intend for it to be shared with the masses, but he took it himself—enough to earn him the Guinness World Record for the first selfie and a spot in the Library of Congress. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’No-selfie’ zones in India after photo deathsFebruary 25, 2016In “World”Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect pictureOctober 4, 2018In “Entertainment”Italians shocked by man’s selfie after train accidentJune 4, 2018In “World”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAppointment of GECOM Chair: President’s letter to Opposition Leader misinterpreted CCJ’s instructions – legal analystsJuly 1, 2019In “latest news”Jagdeo says he can submit list in 1 hour for new GECOM ChairJune 21, 2019In “latest news”Legal battle looms over appointment of GECOM chairJanuary 12, 2017In “latest news” Ahead of today’s highly anticipated meeting with President David Granger, the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo moments ago said he does not have “very high” expectations of the engagement.Speaking at a press conference less than two hours before the meeting, Jagdeo pointed out that it seems as though government is going into the engagement to discuss the interpretation of the CCJ’s advice for the two leaders to meet and discuss the appointment of a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.According to Jagdeo, he is clear on what the CCJ meant in their advice.“It’s clear as daylight (what the CCJ advised)… a child in Guyana can interpret that but not this cabal,” he stated.“I sincerely hope I’m not going into a charade, for the sake of the Guyanese people…,” Jagdeo said.The Constitution stipulates that the Opposition Leader must submit a list of six nominees from which the Head-of-State will choose a GECOM Chairman. But the President now wants to submit three nominees to that list.Jagdeo has since shutdown this notion, but said he is open to President Granger informally suggesting candidates for the position.Moreover, the Opposition Leader noted that the only reason he is going into the meeting at 15:00h today is to fulfill his constitutional duty.“I am going to this meeting in pursuant of a constitutional responsibility to submit six names from which (the president) will select the chair of GECOM,” he noted.Jagdeo went into say that this recent move by government is a deliberate act to allow the coalition to stay in office when it should have been resigned and preparing for elections.“It’s a delaying tactic to continue to rape resources of our country… They will hang onto to office for dear life,” Jagdeo asserted.
Aggreko is set to deploy a new mobile and modular energy storage system at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith gold mine, in Western Australia, as the temporary power, temperature control and energy services company looks to expand its 10 GW fleet of distributed energy assets.The deployment of Y.Cube, a fully integrated, ready-to-install lithium-ion battery system built on the expertise of energy storage firm Younicos, which Aggreko acquired in 2017, is all part of Aggreko’s hybrid microgrid solution at Granny Smith, one of the world’s largest renewable energy microgrids powered by more than 20,000 solar panels and backed up by a 2 MW/1 MWh battery system.In addition to the Granny Smith deployment, Aggreko said the Y.Cube would be used in several African mining projects.Housed entirely within a standard 20-ft (6.1-m) container, the 1 MW units can be delivered and quickly deployed worldwide, according to Aggreko.The system can cover a variety of applications from 1 MW up to multi-MW power output and is available in two versions: a 30-minute ‘power’ unit and a 60-minute ‘energy’ unit, the company said.“The 20-ft container houses batteries, inverters, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and auxiliary components. These are tested and pre-assembled by Aggreko experts and controlled by intelligent software,” Aggreko said.It is designed for a wide ambient temperature range from -20°C to +50°C to match the often-challenging requirements of remote customer sites, the company added.Dan Ibbetson, Managing Director, Global Products and Technology at Aggreko, said renewable energy is increasingly affordable, but not yet as universally available as it should be. At the same time, energy demand is increasing.“Battery storage systems offer the flexibility required for safe and stable use of wind and solar power and increase the efficiency of thermal units.”He added: “In the Y.Cube, we have successfully combined proven battery expertise from Younicos with Aggreko’s containerisation experience. The Y.Cube enables us to provide cheaper, cleaner and smarter energy wherever it’s needed for our customers.“It is designed to fit seamlessly within the Aggreko existing fleet and can be easily combined with solar and thermal products to provide our customers with the lowest cost of energy. We are now building a fleet of Y.Cubes, which will enable us to quickly deploy on short notice.”The Y.Cube is available for short-term needs for as little as six months or for periods of years under Aggreko’s “Energy-Storage-as-a-Service” model, the company said. It can also be bundled with Aggreko’s other hardware systems as part of the company’s “Microgrids-as-a-Service” offer.Karim Wazni, Managing Director, Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions, said: “We’re already seeing considerable interest from a range of sectors and applications.“One of the most economically attractive propositions is to combine the Y.Cube with natural gas and solar generation in off-grid applications. This could include remote mining sites, in weak grids like islands, or, with gas generators only to provide bridging power – for example in datacentres.”
Equinox Gold says it has achieved commercial production at the Aurizona gold mine, in Brazil.The milestone, which occurred on July 1, follows the processing plant, in the month of June, operating at an average throughput of around 90% of nameplate capacity (8,200 t/d), exceeded 90% average recovery and producing more than 7,000 oz of gold. It also follows the first gold pour in May.Gold production is expected to continue to increase through the September and December quarters of 2019, with average life-of-mine production estimated at 136,000 oz/y.Christian Milau, Equinox Gold’s CEO, said: “Achieving commercial production at Aurizona is a significant milestone, making Equinox Gold a multi-mine producer and bringing us one step closer to our near-term target of having three mines in production in 2020.”With commercial production at Aurizona achieved, the final condition pursuant to the previously announced corporate revolving credit facility has been completed and the remaining $30 million of the total $130 million has been made available to the company.The mining contractor at the Aurizona operation is U&M Mineração e Construção S/A (U&M) and the EPCM contractor is Ausenco Engineering Canada.
South32’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal says it has contracted Linfox Logistics in a new six-year partnership that will improve road safety in the Illawarra of New South Wales, Australia.In what South32 says is an Australian first, Linfox has custom-built the innovative “Lin-Double” truck to address the unique challenges of coal haulage in the region. The partnership will see 25 of these new trucks join the company’s fleet.When in full use, the “Lin-Double” will reduce truck movements on public roads by almost 40,000 trips per year, according to South32, significantly improving local traffic flow and reducing the burden on public roads.“The trucks feature industry-leading technology including crawler transmission and a speed limiter with GPS monitoring to safely navigate the steep descent down Mount Ousley [Road] while greatly reducing the risk of brake fade to increase driver and public safety,” South32 said.Illawarra Metallurgical Coal has underground mines at Appin and Dendrobium producing high-quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking. As a by-product, it also supplies small amounts of coal for energy. All of this is processed at its plants at West Cliff and Dendrobium, before being transported by road and rail down to Port Kembla in Wollongong.Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, General Manager Mining Services, Andy Hyslop, said the investment was a demonstration of South32’s commitment to safety and innovation and would deliver benefits for both the community and the company.“We are proud to be bringing safer trucks to the Illawarra while reducing the number of trucks on the road by around 20% every year,” he said.The company concluded: “South32 values the communities that support its operations, and with state-of-the-art trucks and improved driver training and management systems, this partnership will contribute to the region’s sustainability and liveability for years to come.”
Apple certainly don’t do themselves any favors that’s for sure. Today’s news has it that they are further tightening control over the way e-books and other content is handled through the App Store.Multiple companies were targeted with a new regime. One big name in particular, Sony, is no longer able to sell content such as the aforementioned e-books from within its own apps, nor can it let customers have access to purchases made outside the official App Store.AdChoices广告The problem came about as Apple rejected Sony’s new iPhone app, which would have given readers access to e-books and allowed them to make purchases away from the App Store. Instead, Apple wants all in-app purchases to go through them.We are not sure what effect this will have on companies such as Amazon, who have currently got their own e-book reader app (Kindle). But if Apple continues to tighten the noose around this kind of content purchasing they will surely end up worse off as people could look at moving away to the open source Android platform (especially as Honeycomb will make it an even more viable platform).Read more at The New York Times
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cretan Folkloric Company will stage a two-hour concert displaying traditional elements of the Cretan cultural heritage, focusing on the quality of life in past times. Through narratives, music, song and dance, an attempt will be made to revive and promote correctly the life of earlier generations. Through an authentic presentation of their values, ethics and customs, we will bring into focus the true essence and meaning of their day-to-day activities and beliefs.Cretan Folkloric Musical Group: Michael Platyrrahos – Lyraki, Cretan Lyra, Vocals Con Platyrrahos – Cretan Lute, Nisiotiko Lute Manolis Karageorgiou – Cretan Lute, Nisiotiko Lute Angelo Gatsos – Acoustic Bass Guitar, Keyboards Arthur Natsikas – Daouli, Toumberlekidate: Sunday 29 April at 6:00 pm venue: Greek Orthodox Community Club 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba cost: $10 entry fee contact: 02 9750 0440 or email@example.com www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Another offensive act towards Greek people has surfaced on Facebook, this time from a newly created page that appears to be pro-FYROM.The page, that goes under the name MKD published a video yesterday, showing an unidentified person setting the Greek flag on fire. The man whose face is not shown has hung the Greek flag next to the Turkish one and right before he sets it on fire with a lighter he can be heard saying:“Ya susun Makedonie. Ya susun Turkiye.”Then the man proceeds to chant something that sounds like the National Anthem of Turkey İstiklâl Marşı. The video can be seen here:
SEATTLE — A police officer responding to the chaotic scene of a shooting at Seattle Pacific University tried to help a mortally wounded victim breathe who had been shot in the neck as other officers frantically searched the campus for any other possible assailants.More than 300 pages of police reports on the June 5 shooting describe a frantic scene as officers tried to assist victims who lay bleeding as well as find the gunman. The reports, obtained by KOMO-TV, give a detailed look at the shooting that left one student dead and two others wounded. One officer detailed his efforts to aid the victim who died, 19-year-old SPU student Paul Lee. In a statement, the officer said that when he arrived, Lee was lying on the sidewalk with “severe gunshot trauma to his upper left throat area.”“During this time it was not known how many shooters or victims there were. The scene was one of chaos and confusion,” the officer said.Lee began to lose consciousness, so the officer helped him breathe easier by clearing his airway. The officer continued speaking with Lee, attempting to determine if Lee knew who the shooter was, but the victim was unable to speak.
PokerStars LIVE at Okada Manila will hold its official ribbon cutting with a players’ party on Saturday 9 February, with the inaugural Okada Manila Millions running from 5 to 10 February, featuring 13 events, followed by the Manila Megastack from 1 to 10 March.PokerStars has also announced a small two-stop schedule for its 2019 Asia Pacific Poker Tour.The first, at Paradise City in Incheon, will run from 5 to 14 April and boast a KRW1.8 million (US$1,620) buy-in main event, while APPT Manila will be held at Okada Manila from 26 to July to 4 August with a Php65,000 (US$1,250) buy-in main event. PokerStars will launch its brand new Philippines poker room, PokerStars LIVE at Okada Manila, next week ahead of the first ever Okada Manila Millions.The move to its new home follows the brand’s recent departure from its former base at City of Dreams Manila. PokerStars LIVE also departed City of Dreams Macau last April. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Load More Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling RelatedPosts
BrexitThe wrangle over what will happen to the Irish border after Brexit has put the previously unthinkable possibility of reunification of the island of Ireland firmly on the political agenda.Support for staying in the European Union is increasing in Northern Ireland as the Brexit negotiations falter, according to a study released this month by Queen’s University Belfast.The poll of more than 1,000 residents of Northern Ireland also found 47 percent supported holding a referendum, although only 21 percent said they would currently favour a united Ireland.The study said the results showed a hard Brexit in which Britain left the EU single market and customs union, combined with an economic downturn could make the prospect of Irish unity “particularly attractive” for the province’s Catholic community.In the 2016 referendum, Northern Ireland voted 56 percent to remain in the EU but, like Scotland, was outvoted by England and Wales and the overall result was 52 percent for Brexit.The study found support for EU membership has now risen to 69 percent.“What’s becoming increasingly clear is the rise and rise of the Remain vote in Northern Ireland,” Colin Harvey from Queen’s told a conference organised by the UK in a Changing Europe think tank.“And I think there is extreme peril and danger in rendering that Remain vote politically and legally meaningless,” he said.Reunification ‘risk’ -Unlike pro-EU Scotland, Northern Ireland could technically stay in the European Union by voting to join the Republic of Ireland.The 1998 Good Friday peace agreements allow for the possibility of a referendum on Irish unity if the British government judges that the public mood has shifted significantly in favour of the idea.So far only the nationalist Sinn Fein party, once the political voice of the Irish Republican Army, has called for a vote.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a supporter of Irish unity, played down the prospect on a visit to Belfast this month, but it is weighing on the British prime minister’s mind.Theresa May reprimanded a leading eurosceptic in her Conservative party earlier this month for being naive about the possibility, according to a report in The Times newspaper.After pro-Brexit hardliner MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said Northern Ireland would vote to stay a part of the United Kingdom in the case of a referendum, she reportedly told him: “That’s not a risk I’m prepared to take. We cannot be confident on the politics of the situation, on how it plays out”.Brexit brings ‘new dynamic’ -May has vowed to avoid any new border checks after Britain leaves the EU next year amid fears of upsetting the fragile arrangements in a region once blighted by violence.But her government has yet to find a practical way to do this, while also fulfilling a promise to leave the EU’s customs union and single market after Britain’s withdrawal.Under a preliminary deal struck with Brussels in December, Britain as a whole would maintain “full alignment” with EU trade rules if no other arrangement has been found.Brussels has since come up with a proposal that would effectively keep only Northern Ireland in the EU customs union-something that pro-British unionists fiercely oppose.Some British eurosceptics have accused the Irish government of exaggerating the problem and using their leading role in Brexit negotiations in pursuit of a secret agenda to unite Ireland.In Derry, a border town that was at the heart of three decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland known as “The Troubles”, Sinn Fein politician Elisha McCallion warned any new frontier checks would affect her life.“My child goes to a nursery daily on the other side of the border. I would cross informally the jurisdiction between the north and the south six or eight times a day,” she said.McCallion argued that reunification would be the only solution, adding: “Brexit has flown a new dynamic in the conversation. People are talking about unity regularly.”
Considered a complex hue by many, ultra violet holds loads of potential to jazz up any boring look with the utmost panache. Be it with ethnic styles or with the western look, experimenting with this vibrant colour will make the feminine beauty stand out and create a powerful statement amidst the blacks, reds and whites. The market offers many versatile shades and hues of ultra violet that can easily make their way into the wardrobe and jewellery box, whether in dresses, maxis, ethnic suits, saris or necklaces and jewellery pieces. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfExperts share tips on how to be stylish with trendy colour of 20184Pleated long skirts: Ultra violet pleated long skirts paired with a dull golden choli or a black shirt looks uber elegant and is a perfect option to stand out in the crowd. To add on one can carry a gemstone pendant or silver collar clips of similar shades.4Stripy jumpsuits: Jumpsuits of ultra violet hues striped with black, white, grey or blue will give your outfit a bold look and add that pop which may be missing earlier. Broad stripes, pinstripes, banker stripes are styles to mention a few. To accessorise with them, try the long and sleek danglers with a silver oxidized peppy nose pin. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Fringe fever: Fringes are the trend going in all lengths and styles, so whether opting for a fringe overlay or going for the tasselled hems the ultra violet hue as the base will surely add that extra grace to your look in 2018. With ultra violet as the main attraction, silver or platinum pastel coloured thread tassel earrings will complement the look well and will add that alluring charm.4Velvet wonder: Violet is one colour that looks stunning in velvet. Be it in the weddings or the cocktail parties, velvet suits, lehengas, and dresses look trendy and distinctly royal at the same time. An ultra violet velvet outfit with heavy embellishment will work tremendously. Go for a top-to-bottom violet look and break it with gold accessories.4Flared solid trousers: The much hyped 1970s flared solid colour trousers look is again in trend, and this time with even more glamorous allure. A fitted high waist ultra violet trouser with kick flares fastened with a button and zip are perfect.
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