VANCOUVER – A sketch of B.C. Green party Leader Andrew Weaver:Age: 55.Born: Victoria.Education: Bachelor of science in mathematics and physics from the University of Victoria in 1983, a masters in advanced studies in mathematics from Cambridge University in 1984, and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1987.Academic career: Weaver was a lead author on four scientific assessments by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the body that shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. He has been a University of Victoria professor for 20 years and has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers.Political career: Weaver says former party leader Jane Sterk asked him to run three times before he agreed. In 2013, he became the first Green elected to B.C.’s legislature and in 2015 he won the leadership.Current riding: Oak Bay-Gordon Head.Quote: “I’m trying to inspire voters.” — Weaver speaking late in the campaign as he accused the NDP of voter suppression by suggesting the only way to defeat the Liberals is to vote for the NDP and not the Greens.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – Eight months into 2017 and The Bahamas is moving at rocket pace in the area of the murder toll for the country. It is put at 84 now that a stabbing victim has died from serious injuries after a fight around 2pm on Sunday.There is someone arrested in connection to the killing which happened in the Village Road area. The man was rushed from the scene in serious condition but died later the same night. It is said murder is up 29%. Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamas underwent its Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the 29th Session today, Wednesday January 17, 2018, at the Human Rights Council(HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The delegation was led by Senator, the Honorable Carl Wilshire Bethel, Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), “The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed. The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur. Currently, no other universal mechanism of this kind exists.”Release: BISPhoto caption: Ms. DeAndra Cartwright, Foreign Service Officer within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Frank Davis, Minister Counsellor/Deputy Permanent Representative & Charge d’affaires; Ms. Bernadette Butler, Minister Counsellor; Senator, The Honourable Carl Wilshire Bethel, Attorney-General; Ms. Jewel Major, Chief Counsel within the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs; and Ms. Alicia Gibson, Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs. Related Items:
Tech Industry 0 Share your voice Google employees staged a worldwide walkout nearly six months ago. James Martin/CNET Google on Thursday said it’s rolling out a new way for its employees to report issues of harassment and discrimination. The search giant said it created a dedicated site for raising those concerns, instead of multiple disparate channels. That site is available only for the search giant’s full-time employees, but the company said a similar site for contractors and temp workers will be available in June. “A big part of my job is to listen to ideas that Googlers have and take feedback on ways we can improve our workplace,” Melonie Parker, Google’s newly appointed diversity chief, wrote in a blog post. “We won’t implement every idea that our employees (or the outside world) raise, but we always listen, and we consider constructive feedback.”Google also announced a number of other updates it’s making to its HR policies. For example, after a four-month pilot, the search giant is expanding a program that lets people who report harassment and discrimination bring a colleague with them for moral support during internal investigations. The company also released its policy guidelines around discrimination, sexual harassment and workplace conduct. Internally, the company said, it published a report that details employee-related misconduct investigations, including cases of harassment and retaliation.The policy updates come nearly six months after a major protest at Google that made international headlines. In November, roughly 20,000 Googlers walked out of the company’s offices worldwide to protest its handling of sexual assault allegations directed at key executives. Several of the changes announced Thursday, like the program that lets workers bring a colleague to workplace investigations, were direct responses to demands made by protest organizers. Post a comment Tags Google Alphabet Inc.
Interactive orchestra at the Accenture Innovation hubPR HandoutThe Innovation Hub includes dedicated Accenture Delivery Center floors for each of Accenture’s five operating groups — Communications, Media & Technology, Financial Services, Health & Public Service, Products and Resources — to focus on delivering industry-specific solutions and services for clients. There are also dedicated floors for digital technologies and for emerging technologies and platforms.Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology and innovation officer, said, “Innovation is part of our DNA. As an innovation-led company, we are passionate about identifying, developing and even inventing the latest innovations to help our clients grow their businesses. We use the Accenture Innovation Architecture to guide them through the process, and the Innovation Hub will be a destination where clients can leverage our capabilities in the latest technologies to transform their business and better compete in a digital-first world.”The Innovation Hub features Accenture’s capabilities in artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, quantum computing, machine learning, robotics, Internet of Things, data and analytics, intelligent applications, intelligent platforms, liquid applications management, and experience-led transformation, among others. It will also leverage Accenture’s innovation capabilities and broader ecosystem around the world — including Accenture Labs, Liquid Studios, Digital Studios, Interactive Studios, Innovation Centers and Cyber Fusion Centers. Accenture innovation hubPR HandoutAccenture has launched its first Innovation Hub in Bengaluru, a state-of- the-art facility that combines the broad range of Accenture’s leading technology capabilities in a vibrant and collaborative environment to help clients transform their businesses for the digital world.The Innovation Hub in Bengaluru offers clients access to Accenture’s deep industry knowledge, leading technology capabilities and business acumen in more than 40 industries, applied in a live technology delivery environment — enabling clients to experience innovation at scale through customized visits, design-thinking workshops, co-innovation workshops and cross-industry innovation.This location gives clients “hands on” access to all six elements of the Accenture Innovation Architecture — Accenture Research, Accenture Ventures, Accenture Labs, Accenture Studios, Accenture Innovation Centers and Accenture Delivery Centers. The Innovation Hub in Bengaluru enables clients to identify and develop emerging trends and technologies and then quickly prototype, scale and implement innovative solutions.More than 4,000 people will work at the Innovation Hub, combining research and development capabilities, deep industry insights, creativity and leading technology skills to bring Accenture’s culture of innovation to life. This location will create and deliver solutions based on “New IT” — which includes digital, cloud and security-related technologies — and designed to help clients reinvent their business processes, accelerate the development of new products and services, and create more-personalized customer experiences.”Technology has a huge multiplier effect and enables organizations to drive competitive differentiation, transform customer experiences, create innovative business models and achieve breakthrough business results,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services. “At the Innovation Hub in Bengaluru, we are pioneering a shift in traditional technology strategy, development and delivery models to an approach that leverages ‘the New’ to help clients innovate more quickly.”Mohan Sekhar, a senior managing director in Accenture Technology Services, said, “The Innovation Hub combines our technology and world-class delivery capabilities to enable clients to drive innovation at any stage of their business. This groundbreaking new facility gives clients an unparalleled opportunity to understand, experiment with, adopt and quickly scale new and emerging technologies to unlock new value.”Comprising 440,000 square feet of space throughout 10 floors, the Innovation Hub features capabilities from across Accenture, including:Accenture Lab, which incubates new concepts through applied R&D;Accenture Liquid Studio, offering rapid development and prototyping of applications and the design and creation of digital services;Accenture Innovation Center, which builds and scales solutions across technologies and industries; andAvanade, which provides innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences through the Microsoft ecosystem and is majority-owned by Accenture.
A man is seen in front of a Didi sign before a promotional event of its Hitch service for the Spring festival travel rush, in Beijing, China on 24 January 2018. Reuters File PhotoChina’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing is suspending its Hitch services nationwide, the company said in a statement on Sunday, a day after police said a ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver.Didi Chuxing, the biggest ride-sharing firm globally by number of trips, said it was sorry that the carpooling service would be suspended from 27 August due to “disappointing mistakes” while the company reevaluated the product’s business model.The suspected murder of the 20-year-old woman, who Wenzhou police identified only with the surname Zhao, is the latest in a series of violent crimes that have fuelled safety concerns about the service.Zhao got into a Hitch carpool vehicle at 1:00pm (0500 GMT) on Friday, and sent a message to a friend at around 2:00pm seeking help before losing contact, according to a local police statement.A 27-year-old driver named Zhong was detained at about 4:00am on Saturday and confessed to raping and killing the passenger, the statement said, adding the victim’s body had been recovered and an investigation was continuing.Didi said on Sunday that the suspect has no prior criminal record, had provided authentic documentation and passed a facial recognition test before starting work.However, the company said on Saturday there was a prior complaint made against the driver on Thursday by a passenger who alleged the driver took them to a remote place and then followed the passenger after exiting the vehicle.”The incident shows the many deficiencies with our customer service processes, especially the failure to act swiftly on the previous passenger’s complaint and the cumbersome and rigid process of information sharing with the police,” the company said in the statement on Sunday.The Hitch carpooling service has served over 1 billion trips in the past three years, the company said.Didi should be punished if it fails to put customers safety first, China’s official Xinhua News agency said in a commentary on Sunday.Didi has increased its safety measures for Hitch after the murder of a flight attendant during a Hitch ride in May sparked community outrage.The steps included limiting Hitch drivers to only picking up passengers of the same sex during early morning and late evening hours.
Listen Harvey’s devastation is affecting more than just homes and roadways.News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter spoke to Daniel Armbruster with Triple-A Texas, who says it doesn’t come as a surprise. He says there’s usually a price spike after a hurricane or a flood. X 00:00 /00:45 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country spiked by at least a dime following disastrous Hurricane Harvey. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide was $2.26 per gallon. That’s 12 cents higher than a week ago, when Harvey threatened Texas, and 4 cents above Wednesday’s price. The association survey says U.S. gasoline prices Thursday averaged $2.45 per gallon — that’s 10 cents higher than a week ago and a nickel increase since Wednesday. Harvey made landfall in South Texas last Friday, leading to coastal flooding and swamping of much of Houston. Parts of Beaumont and Port Arthur also flooded as Harvey lost strength and moved into Louisiana. Dallas had the most expensive gasoline in Texas on Thursday at an average $2.37 per gallon.
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