The Friday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Friday, May 26———CANADA PUSHING FREE TRADE AND CLIMATE CHANGE AT G7: Canada will fight for the Paris agreement on climate change at the G7 summit in Sicily, even though President Donald Trump could back the U.S. out of the agreement. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says climate change is hugely important and Canada will fight for action to address the problem. She also says Canada is a trading nation and will always stand up for that.———CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES MAKE FINAL PITCH FOR VOTES: The 13 Conservative leadership hopefuls make their final appeal to party members before this weekend’s voting deadline. Most party members have already likely voted by mail-in ballots, though some people can still cast ballots in person Saturday at the Toronto convention site and at polling stations across the country.———NOVA SCOTIA ELECTION IN HOME STRETCH: It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the Nova Scotia election. The governing Liberals are sharpening up their attacks on the Conservatives, accusing them of not providing a fully costed campaign platform. The Conservatives meantime dismiss the accusation as a fabrication. Some polls suggest the possibility of a minority government, but all three major party leaders speculated little on the possibility.———ALBERTA WOMAN HELD AGAINST HER WILL CRASHES THROUGH WINDOW TO ESCAPE: Police in South Carolina say an Alberta woman who was being held against her will in a trailer crashed through a plate-glass window to escape. The woman had been enticed to the United States with the promise of modelling work. Police allege she was held captive and sexually assaulted after the man who persuaded her to come to the U.S. threatened her safety and the safety of her family in Canada. They said the ordeal lasted five days.———ONTARIO COMMUNITY LAUDED FOR PROTECTING TURTLES: An Ontario community is being held up as a good example of finding a way to prevent endangered reptiles from being killed. A causeway connecting Long Point on Lake Erie to mainland Ontario was ranked as the world’s fourth deadliest site for turtle road mortality in 2003. But the community has built roadway fencing and culverts to reduce the numbers of turtles and snakes dying on the causeway.———NEWFOUNDLAND TOWN TRIES TO GET RID OF WHALE REMAINS: Municipal officials in Outer Cove are trying to come up with a plan to get rid of the remains of a humpback whale that washed ashore this week. Officials in the town just north of St. John’s had hoped the remains would be washed out with the tide, but the carcass is beached. Mayor John Kennedy says disposing of the whale requires approval from different government agencies, but the smell is becoming a problem.———WOMAN WHO CARED FOR BABY MOOSE HEARTBROKEN ANIMAL WAS PUT DOWN: A Newfoundland woman who bottle-fed a baby moose after it got lost in the woods without its mother is heartbroken the local SPCA put the animal down. Brandi Calder said Friday she watched over the animal and contacted the SPCA, but once the agency picked up the moose, Calder said it was put down because a local nature park couldn’t take the calf.———GRANDE PLANS RETURN CONCERT IN MANCHESTER: American singer Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims and their families. A suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded scores of others minutes after Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena ended on Monday night. Grande says details are still being finalized.———28 DEAD IN ATTACK IN EGYPT: The Vatican says Pope Francis is “saddened” by the “barbaric” attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. In a condolence message sent on Friday to the Egyptian president, Francis said he’ll continue his “intercession for peace and reconciliation” throughout Egypt. Masked militants fired on a bus filled with Coptic Christians south of Cairo, killing at least 28 and wounding 22, the Egyptian Ministry said.———TREASURE HUNTERS SUSPECTED OF DIGGING HOLES IN B.C. CEMETERY: Some digging has been detected in the cemetery of a ghost town in southern British Columbia and a member of the local historical society believes it’s the work of misguided treasure hunters. Bob Sterne has tended the cemetery in the former gold rush town of Granite Creek for more than a decade and says it’s disturbing. He says he checked the area after the Victoria Day long weekend and was surprised to find 16 new but familiar shallow holes where the ground had been dug up and replaced.———last_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of January 20 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, January 20, 2019:193003 — Magliozzi — 20 Arlene Avenue190077 — Perreault — Tax Lien181610 — Walsh — 22 Brentwood Street190058 — Wilmington Board of Appeals — Mt Pokkets190021 — Deadline For Warrant Articles(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

The CV is dead and Artificial Intelligence can help companies candidates Shortlist

first_img Close Are you looking to apply for jobs or finding it difficult to hire the right talent for your organization? Shortlist is a start-up that’s keen on solving the biggest pain points of hiring employees.In our latest BizTalk, Danish Manzoor, Executive Editor, International Business Times, India, speaks with Paul Breloff, CEO and co-founder of Shortlist, a Mumbai- and California-based employment-tech start-up, about the hurdles of the hiring process and how his company aims to address them with a simplified and automated process.Shortlist is a platform that is aimed at offering a better approach at hiring – shifting from the traditional paradigm of handing out CVs to a robust and effective way of identifying the right talent for the right job using artificial intelligence. With operations in India and South Africa, Shortlist has been working with numerous clients since 2016 by automating applicant vetting process using online assessments. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/21:29Loaded: 0%00:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-21:27?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Is AI the future of Recruiting? As Breloff said in his interview, Shortlist wants to be a “noise filtration layer” between recruiters and applicants. The start-up uses predictive chat-based interviews and online competency-based assessments to thoroughly screen candidates before pushing them forward.Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the core of Shortlist, which qualifies candidates based on location, salary, and experience, in turn saving time by eliminating the basic Q&As. The company also firmly believes in not judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree, hence it uses customized competency-based assessments and analyses several data points on each candidate’s ability, motivation, and fit.During the BizTalk, Breloff spoke about the how Shortlist came into being, right from getting the brand’s name suggestion from a Kenyan client, to using the latest technology tools like AI and machine learning to solve the most time-consuming phases of hiring, and raising funds as well as plans of acquisitions in the near-future.Shortlist was co-founded by Breloff along with two of his best friends Simon Desjardins and Matt Schnuck, who are also on board as Chief Customer Officer and Chairman, respectively. The start-up currently operates in India and East Africa and has over 80 clients, including ITC, DHL, dunes, and others.[CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL VIDEO]last_img read more

Bhabadah people seek remedy from waterlogging

first_imgPeople of a community movement that want solution to waterlogging in Jashore’s Bhabadah area on Tuesday urged the authorities concerned to implement the tidal river management (TRM) immediately to save several thousand people of Bhabadah from stagnant waters, reports UNB.The Bhabadah affected areas are – Abhaynagar, Momirampur, Keshabpur and Jashore sadar upazila in Jashore and Phultala and Dumuria in Khulna and Tala upazila in Satkhira districts.The leaders of the community at a press conference at its office in Jashore town said at least 1 million people of 200 villages were directly affected by the water stagnation problem.Ranjit Bawali, convener of the Bhabadah’s water problem mitigation committee, read out the written statement at the conference where Iqbal Kabir Jahid, polit bureau member of Workers Party of Bangladesh, Baikuntha Bihari Roy, Gazi Ahdul Hamid, Abdul Majid Gazi, Chaitanya Kumar Paul and other leaders of the committee were present.The committee announced to hold protest rally between 25 July and 20 August to press home their demand.last_img read more

13yearold boy found hanging at home in Uttarpara

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found at his residence in Uttarpara in a strangulated condition.The incident triggered tension among locals. The family members of the victim, however, alleged that he was murdered following some family rivalry. Police are probing into all possible angles behind the incident. The victim has been identified as Subhojit Jana. He was a class VIII student of Uttarpara Amarendra Vidyapith in Hooghly. The incident took place in Mondalpara area of Uttarpara on Saturday evening when his parents were not Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeat home. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victim might have been playing with a piece of cloth when the incident occurred. They are also investigating if or not the victim was trying to enact a scene that he might have watched on television. It was learnt from the police sources that when his parents reached home they found that he was lying on the floor with a piece of cloth tied around his neck. They immediately took the victim to Uttarpara State General Hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The family members of the boy told the police that they suspect foul play behind the incident as there was a family rivalry going on for sometime. They demanded a high-level probe. The senior police officers in the district assured the family members that they are looking into all possible angles. Police have sent the body for an autopsy.last_img read more

Climate change to hit coffee lovers hard

first_imgThanks to global warming; your morning cup of coffee could be a lot more pricey in the years to come. Researchers have estimated that climate change could reduce coffee growing areas in Latin America – the world’s largest coffee-producing region – by as much as 88 per cent by 2050. The study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) offers climate change’s projected impacts on coffee, and the bees that help coffee to grow. “Coffee is one of the most valuable commodities on earth, and needs a suitable climate and pollinating bees to be produce well,” said study co-author Taylor Ricketts, Professor at University of Vermont in the US.”This is the first study to show how both will likely change under global warming – in ways that will hit coffee producers hard,” Ricketts said. While other research has explored climate – coffee scenarios, no other study has explored the coupled effects of climate change on coffee and bees at the national or continental scale. The study was conducted with advanced modeling, spatial analysis and field data. It forecasts much greater losses of coffee regions than previous global assessments, with the largest declines projected in Nicaragua, Honduras and Venezuela. The scientists projected a slight increase in coffee suitability in Mexico, Colombia and, mainly in mountainous areas.last_img read more