Federal report suggests workplace violence rarely dealt with properly

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says an “awakening” is sweeping society about the issue of workplace harassment and violence as the dominoes continue to fall from the Harvey Weinstein scandal.Trudeau suggested that awareness being raised around the issue could reverse trends that show incidents are not only under-reported, but are often not dealt with properly when they are brought forward.A newly released federal survey on the issue hints at such a trend.Three-quarters of those surveyed in the federal consultations said they recently reported harassment, sexual harassment or violence, but two-fifths of those complaints were never addressed.Federal officials caution that the results of the online survey should not be taken as representative of the population because it was not a random sampling.Speaking in Toronto, Trudeau said far too many victims — women and men — don’t feel safe coming forward with their stories.But with the fall of one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, a Weinstein effect has swept across industries with actors, producers, singers, CEOs, journalists and chefs ousted and forced to apologize for inappropriate behaviour as victims felt safer to come forward with their stories.“There is an awakening,” Trudeau said.“There is an increasing awareness that it’s not all right, it’s never all right and regardless of the power or influence or money or fame of the person doing the harassment, it’s never excusable and it should never be kept hidden.”The consultation report released Thursday also focuses on education to help reduce incidents, saying “prevention should be the primary focus” of any federal efforts and “precede any legislative changes.”The Liberals say they will tackle the issue soon, but won’t say what they plan to do.Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act suggest officials previously expected to see regulatory changes after the consultation report was released. The briefing note late last year to Labour Minister Patty Hajdu’s top official also suggested further consultations with the public could flesh out any “approved, non-legislative initiatives.”Any change to the labour code would only apply to federally-regulated companies, like Crown corporations, banking, rail, telecommunications and broadcasting.Trudeau said no workplace in the country is immune from harassment and intimidation, including Parliament, requiring the federal government to set the tone for the country in how to deal with the issue.“This is something that affects all of us and we need to realize that harassment, intimidation in any workplace, in any place in this country is unacceptable and needs to stop.”The government launched consultations on dealing with workplace violence in the summer of 2016 to review the existing laws and regulations under the Canada Labour Code.The government’s consultation report says most survey respondents believe employers, followed by the government and then unions, should provide support for victims of workplace violence.Employer and employee groups asked for simpler language in the labour code and clarification of legislative and regulatory requirements, including differentiating sexual harassment from other forms of workplace violence because of privacy concerns.last_img read more

Conservatives snub Winnipeg urban Aboriginal debate

first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal leaders from across Manitoba rallied together at an all-candidates forum in Winnipeg Tuesday night.The topic of the debate was on Aboriginal people living in the city.No Conservative candidates showed up.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson was there.last_img

Trudeau government preparing for longawaited Indigenous Languages Act

first_imgMartha Troian APTN InvestigatesThe federal government is finally getting ready to live up to one of its promises made to Indigenous people on the campaign trail.Canadian Heritage will spend up to $100,000 for the next 10 months to hire a supplier to assist and provide policy advice in the development and drafting legislation to promote, preserve and revitalize Indigenous languages.To date, the government has the intention of awarding this Advance Contract Award Notice to a former General Counsel with the Department of Justice, if no other suppliers step forward. J. Paul Salembier’s name is on the tender notice.During his 2015 campaign, then-Liberal leader Justin Trudeau pledged substantial new funding to communities to support Indigenous languages and culture.As prime minister in Dec. 2016, Trudeau announced the government would work with national Indigenous political organizations to develop legislation to create an Indigenous languages Act.Read: Trudeau doubles-down on promises made to First Nations, pledges new Indigenous languages lawIn June 2017, Canadian Heritage, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Metis Nation launched the co-development of Indigenous languages legislation. Since the announcement, engagement sessions were held with the department, national Indigenous organizations, Indigenous experts and with language keepers.In Dec. 2017, the AFN passed a resolution named the Support for Continued Co-Development Work on the Indigenous Languages Act calling on the federal government to officially recognize Indigenous languages like the English and French languages. Since the 1980s, AFN has passed close to 20 resolutions dealing with language preservation.According to the latest census, there are 70 Indigenous languages in Canada with 260,000 language speakers. Several of these Indigenous languages are considered endangered.‘The masters of the long promise’Quebec NDP MP Romeo Saganash hopes the government will make Indigenous languages official and that it’s not just mere window dressing.NDP MP Romeo Saganash“I think time is running out for them, like other promises that they’ve made,” Saganash said about Trudeau’s campaign promises.“It’s a lot of talk and no action for most of the files…I call them ‘the masters of the long promise’ because that’s what it looks like to me.”Saganash said he was not advised of the contract coming out of Canadian Heritage despite being an Indigenous speaker himself in the House of Commons.Earlier this year Saganash spoke his Cree language during a Procedure and House Affairs Committee proceeding, which required the MP to first receive permission from the House of Commons. The committee is looking into how Indigenous languages can be heard and understood in Parliament.Read: Committee considers Indigenous languages use on Parliament Hill Punished for speaking the languageIndigenous leaders say the perilous state of Indigenous languages has its roots in government policy and the residential schools system.More than 150,000 children entered these church-run, government-funded residential schools, many of them were regularly punished if they were caught speaking or practicing their language and culture.In June 2008, then Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized to survivors, acknowledging the profoundly negative and damaging impacts of residential schools on people, language and culture.The final report of the Truth and Reconciliation and its Calls to Action, released in Dec. 2015, urges all levels of government to create change as a means to correct past wrongdoings and includes specific calls relating to languages.Susan Blight, a member of the Couchiching First Nation in northwestern Ontario and an Ojibwe language learner is concerned this process will become bureaucratic and less about the people themselves.Susan Blight is a member of the Couchiching First Nation in northwestern Ontario and an Ojibwe language learner.“It needs to be designed by our people, by individual nations for individual nations,” says Blight about the proposed legislation.A media spokesperson with Canadian Heritage said currently the department along with several national Indigenous organizations are “developing common and distinction-based legislative elements” that will form the department’s community-based engagement process.This process will commence late spring to the end of summer.The government intends to table the legislation in Parliament before the end of the current mandate.When asked if the government intends to make Indigenous languages official in Canada, the spokesperson did not directly answer.The contract for this bid will run 10 months from the time awarded to March 31, 2019. So far the department has not received any formal expressions of interest in the contract.Bidding for the contract closes on May 15.mtroin@aptn.ca@ozhibiiigelast_img read more

KADHAI PANEER PIZZA

first_imgIngredients Paneer 100 gm Salt 1 tsp Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp Garam Masala 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp Mustard Oil 1 tbsp Onion 1 large Capsicum (sliced) 1 medium Tomato (sliced) 1 large Pizza Sauce 6 tbsp Pizza Cheese (grated) 150 gm Pizza Herbs 1 tsp For the dough Wheat 1 cup Salt 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Baking soda 1/4 tsp Fresh Yogurt 4 tbsp Oil 2 tbsp Preparation Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAFor the topping In a large mixing bowl combine paneer with salt, haldi, garam masala, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste and mustard oil. Give it a good mix and ensure the paneer is well coated with the masala. Once done remove the paneer. In the same mixing bowl add the onion and capsicum; mix them really well with the masala. Preheat a pan over high heat and then add the paneer, cut into small cubes, and give it a quick toss for one minute, to get the smoky flavour in the paneer. Once done remove and set aside. Add the onions and capsicum, toss over high heat. Add the sliced tomatoes to the onions and capsicum and give it a stir. Once done, remove and set aside in a plate. For assembling Spread the pizza sauce evenly on the lachha parantha, also spread the grated cheese evenly. Add the vegetable topping and then the paneer. Sprinkle some pizza herb and top it with more cheese. Bake the pizza for 10 minutes over medium temperature in the oven. The pizza is ready to serve!(Courtesy: Chef Sanjeev Takyar, Ardor 2.1)last_img read more

With Florida in town its do or die for FSUs bowl streak

Willie Taggart’s first season at Florida State has been mostly a mess.Offensive dysfunction. Defensive lapses. Poor special teams. Third-down woes. Countless penalties. Slow starts. Too many turnovers. Not enough takeaways. Inability to run the ball or protect the quarterback.All those flaws have led to a 5-6 record that would be worse if not for late-game fortunes against Samford, Louisville and Boston College.Still, the Seminoles have a chance to salvage their season against No. 13 Florida (8-3, No. 11 CFP) in Tallahassee on Saturday. Florida State can extend the nation’s longest bowl streak — an impressive, 36-year run — with a victory against the rival Gators.“It’s do or die at this point,” FSU cornerback Stanford Samuels said. “We can’t afford anything else but a win, so that’s all we talk about. We’re going to win and we’re going to beat the Gators.”The Seminoles have made a bowl game every year since 1981. Even then, they went 6-5.They haven’t finished with a losing record since 1976, legendary coach Bobby Bowden’s inaugural season.“That’s definitely something big,” running back Cam Akers said. “We want to go out and play for the seniors. We want them to go out with a bang. We don’t want them to go out with that kind of energy, that kind of reputation as the bowl-enders, and we don’t want to be a part of that at all either. Just want to go out and play for each other.”The game means more than the typical bragging rights, recruiting battles, home finale or senior day send-off.Players past and present have made that clear, and Taggart has embraced the importance of the bowl streak.“You want every game to be that way for your players, not just the last game or just a rivalry game,” Taggart said. “It’s the most important game because it’s the next game, it’s the last regular-season game. … I guess you can say it’s important for a lot of reasons, different reasons, and our guys understand that.”Florida has plenty on the line as well. The Gators need a victory to lock up a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl, likely the Peach or the Fiesta, and are trying to end their longest losing streak in series history.Florida has dropped five straight against FSU, meaning no one on coach Dan Mullen’s roster knows what it feels like to beat the ‘Noles. That’s one reason the Seminoles have been relatively confident despite getting blown out in three of their last four games.“It’s going to mean a lot,” Florida defensive tackle Kyree Campbell said. “We hear them boys talking, but we don’t talk. We talk with our pads, so we’ll see ’em on Saturday.”FSU’s streak started with the Gator Bowl in 1982 and includes eight trips to the Orange, six to the Sugar, three national championships (1993, 1999, 2013) and a few stops at now-defunct bowls.Keeping it intact comes down to one game, as underdogs and against one of the program’s biggest rivals.“We got to win, no matter what. We got to win,” FSU quarterback Deondre Francois said. “The whole country knows what’s at stake. The whole (city of) Tallahassee knows what’s at stake. Our fans, our coaching staff, trainers, teachers.“Everybody knows we’ve got to win this game.”Here are some other things to know about Florida and Florida State, which are meeting for the 61st consecutive year:MULLEN vs FLORIDA STATEMullen is 4-0 against the Seminoles, winning all four meetings while serving as the team’s offensive co-ordinator (2005-08). The Gators outscored FSU by an average of 36-12 in those games.FIRST-YEAR COACHESBoth teams feature first-year coaches for the first time since 1960, when Ray Graves began a 10-year tenure at Florida and Bill Peterson started an 11-year stint with Florida State. The Gators won that one 3-0 on Sept. 24, 1960.HOME STREAKThe Seminoles have won 15 consecutive non-conference games at home, the ninth-longest active streak among Power 5 programs. FSU’s last non-conference loss came against Florida, a 37-26 setback on Nov. 24, 2012.FLORIDA’S FORTUNESThe Gators have widely been hailed for rebounding from last year’s 4-7 debacle. But consider this: Florida needed trick plays to beat Mississippi State and LSU, and had to rally from deficits of 18 and 17 points, respectively, to defeat Vanderbilt and South Carolina. Throw in lopsided losses to Kentucky, Georgia and Missouri, and Florida should consider itself lucky to be on the verge of a major bowl berth.___Associated Press writer Bob Ferrante in Tallahassee, Florida contributed to this report___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Mark Long, The Associated Press read more

The Draw Play Is Dying In The NFL — But It Shouldnt

This is despite the success rate of the play used on first or second down being better than that of all rushes by running backs on those downs.1Third-down draws are often in long-yardage situations in which a team is simply setting up for a punt. According to the ESPN Stats & Information Group, the success rate2Measured by whether the play resulted in positive expected points added. on first- and second-down draws this year is 41.8 percent, compared with 38 percent on all RB runs on those downs. And draws on any down result in longer gains on average (5.29 yards per attempt) than other running back runs (4.35).The Los Angeles Rams called only one draw play all season. (It didn’t work.) The New Orleans Saints waited all the way until Week 10 to run their first draw play of the season — a successful one. That two of the league’s most innovative offensive coaches — Sean McVay and Sean Payton — basically ignore the play seems like a bad harbinger for its survival. But the maestro of the NFL’s best offense, Kansas City’s Andy Reid, is one of the league’s greatest proponents of the play. That makes perfect sense: He’s essentially a Brown disciple, given that his West Coast offense was originally conceived by Bill Walsh when Walsh coached on Brown’s staff with the Bengals. For decades, the draw play has been one of the NFL’s most reliable tricks to fool overeager defensive lineman. The play mimics a pass — in the action of both the quarterback and the offensive line — until the last second, when the ball is handed off to the running back. When it works, the runner can often slice through holes untouched because defenders are busy trying to evade offensive linemen for a sack of the quarterback.The play may seem like the perfect countermeasure to keep a defense honest in the modern NFL. Yet for some reason, the draw play has been all but erased from teams’ playbooks.As the story goes, the draw play was invented in the middle of a game to slow unblockable pass rushers. It quickly became a staple of the modern offense by the sport’s “master innovator” Paul Brown, after a desperate hand-off on a busted passing play ended up working. “You fool one guy with a trap block,” Brown said. “You fool a whole pass rush with a draw play.”Offenses today are more pass-happy than ever before. And defenses have had to respond with more aggressive stunts and blitzes by rushers quicker and more desperate to pressure passers. So what better way to cross them up than by using a draw play? But during the 2018 season, teams ran the play just a little more than once every two games, down from well over two per game just 10 years ago. The Chiefs, who will play Indianapolis in the divisional round this weekend, have run a draw 16 times this year and have had success 10 times. That success rate of 62.5 is by far the best of the 10 teams that have run more than 10 draw plays. The Chargers also have used the draw well, generating 64 rushing yards in 10 attempts, six of which graded as successful.The draw is often thought of as a play of last resort: When teams are faced with virtually hopeless distance to convert a third down, they can use the draw to stop the bleeding before punting. But only 37 third-down draws this past season were in situations when the offense needed at least 7 yards to convert. The vast majority were used on first and second down (256 out of 307 draw plays) and out of the shotgun (253 total draw plays). Of course, the latter makes sense given that the main purpose of the play is to mimic a pass.Reid primarily uses the draw when teams have virtually no defenders dedicated to the run, meaning no more than six defenders “in the box” at or near the line of scrimmage. That was the defense deployed 13 of the 16 times Reid called a draw this season, and the call was successful eight of those times. If defenses continue with this look, a draw could be the perfect call.With the Chiefs offense setting records and NFL coaches looking at it for design and play-calling inspiration, there’s a good chance that teams will soon discover that one of the oldest forms of NFL deception may have even more relevance in the modern game.Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Meet Instagrams Mrs Hinch the very modern Mrs Mop who has secured

She has now set to write her first book called Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink and Soothe Your Soul, which promises to offer readers “clever cleaning… Known to her 1.4 million Instagram followers as Mrs Hinch, Sophie Hinchliffe is a 28-year-old hairdresser whose videos of her cleaning her humble Essex home have amassed hundreds of thousands of fans in a matter of months.   Domestic cleaning manuals have existed for over 150 years. But the guide on how to maintain a gleaming abode has been given a modern makeover as a cleaning-mad Instagram star, who was unknown just nine months ago, has won a lucrative book deal after a “heated” bidding war by 11 publishers. 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. read more

Retailers report busiest St Stephens Day since start of the recession

first_img“One retailer we spoke to yesterday had done 50 per cent of last year’s St. Stephens Day turnover in the first hour yesterday.“After a somewhat disappointing December for retail, many businesses were carrying significant amounts of stock into yesterday’s Sales — equating to very deep discounts.”Fitzsimons said he expected the Government’s home renovation incentive scheme would act as a further stimulus to “big ticket” home spending in the coming days.Related: Homeowners can claim tax relief on renovation and repair work from tomorrowRead: Business booming for Aldi and Lidl as discounters show growth at expense of Tesco REPRESENTATIVE BODY ‘RETAIL Excellence Ireland’ says yesterday’s St. Stephen’s Day sales were the busiest in the past six years.Shoppers were queuing from early in the morning yesterday in the hope of securing a bargain, and, according to REI, most retailers who opened their doors yesterday reported sales were up by over 20 per cent on last year.26 December trading was once the preserve of only the very largest department stores, but more and more outlets have been opening their doors in the last 3-4 years in a bid to keep pace with their competitors and the always-open marketplace of the internet.“The day could not have gone any better with both footfall and spending significantly up on last year,” REI Chief Exexutive David Fitzsimons said.last_img read more

Opera snaps up Skyfire to bolster mobile video and browser ambitions

first_imgOpera recently announced that it was doubling down its efforts in mobile browsing, and today the company announced a significant acquisition on that front. Skyfire has been snatched up, though it will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Opera rather than being assimilated Borg-style. Opera offered up around $155 million in cash and stocks to seal the deal.It sounds like a match made in heaven. Like Opera, the Skyfire team has plenty of experience building mobile browsers that lean on the power of the cloud to provide users with an enhanced smartphone and tablet surfing experience. Skyfire’s stock skyrocketed after it landed in the App Store and brought Flash video to iOS, a slick trick that it later offered up to Android users as well. And like Opera does with Turbo, Skyfire also knows a thing or two about compressing content before serving it up to users.Integration is coming, and that means Opera Mobile and Mini users will be able to enjoy more efficient and more desktop-like mobile browsing than ever. Between the Skyfire acquisition and the recent announcement that the company was moving to Webkit, Opera will soon be a radically different browser than the one you can download today.Cloud know-how wasn’t the only thing that attracted Opera to Skyfire. Skyfire also knows about custom browser solutions, which it offers up to carrier partners in the form of Skyfire Horizon. Horizon is a version of the Skyfire browser that carriers are free to modify and extend — and they can even do it on the fly. If that sounds a tad creepy, that’d because it is.It means that if a carrier wants to, it can slap a new toolbar or button on the customized browser whenever it wants to. No app update is required, it’ll simply show up the next time you use the app. Opera is also excited about the “exciting monetization opportunities” that Horizon offers carriers, and it no doubt planned to bolster its own mobile ad business and carrier partnerships with this acquisition, too.last_img read more

Denis Suarez Im not happy at Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Denis Suarez admits his lack minutes this season has left him unhappyThe 24-year-old marked his second start of the campaign by bagging a brace as Barcelona booked their spot in the next round of the Copa del Rey by beating Cultural Leonesa 4-1.However, amid reported interest from Chelsea and Napoli for a January move, Suarez announced that his circumstances will have to change at Barcelona soon after making just his third appearances this term.“The coach said that the Lenoesa game was a test for those who do not play regularly, so we will see on Saturday if I have passed,” said Suarez, according to Goal.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“I work to play, if I do not play we’ll see. I’m not happy, because I’m not playing and it’s what I want, to play.”Suarez has managed eight goals and 10 assists in 66 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions.The Spaniard has previously played for Manchester City, Sevilla and Villarreal.last_img read more

Eight Men Wanted for Murder in The Bahamas

first_img Related Items:#8menwantedformurder, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 10, 2017 – Nassau – The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in finding following men who are wanted for murder.The first suspect is 33 – year old Patrick Goffee of Washington Street.Goffee is a dark brown male, slim build, about 6’ 3” tall.The second suspect is 25 – year old Gibson Baptiste of Golden Isle Road.Baptiste is a dark brown male, slim build, about 6’ tall.The third suspect is 30 – year old Jermaine Scott of Dominica Street, Golden Gates #2.Scott is a dark brown male, medium build, about 6’ 1” tall.The fourth suspect is 18 – year old Julio Edwin Deveaux of Morley Street.Deveaux is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5’ 9” tall.The fifth suspect is 32 – year old Dwight Morrison, otherwise called “Kitty” of Monastery Park off Bernard Road.Morrison is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5’ 9” tall.The sixth suspect is 28 – year old Alfred George of Knowles Drive of Tonique Williams-Darling Highway.George is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5’ 7” to 5’ 11” tall.The seventh suspect is 31 – year old Tico Omar Lightbourne of McCartney Lane and Wilson Track.Lightbourne is a dark brown male, medium build, about 5’ 5” to 5’ 7” tall.The final suspect is 42 – year old Ronald Nottage otherwise called “Ronny” of Sumner Street, Nassau Village.Nottage is a dark brown male, medium build, about 5’ 7” to 5’ 11” tall.These men are considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach them. Instead, contact police immediately with any information.#magneticmedianews#8menwantedformurderlast_img read more

Rs 5L compensation job each for families of martyrs Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh and a government job each for the families of two Bengal soldiers who were among the 40 CRPF personnel who were martyred in Pulwama on February 14.”We extend solidarity to the families of Bablu Santra and Sudip Biswas who died in Pulwama. We are giving a compensation of Rs 5 lakh and a government job to the families of the deceased soldiers,” Banerjee told reporters while leaving Nabanna on Wednesday evening. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBablu Santra (38) of Bauria in Howrah district and Sudip Biswas (27) of Nadia were killed in the IED blast at Lethpora in Pulwama. Santra was a head constable with the CRPF’s 35 Battalion while Biswas was a constable with the 95 Battalion. Biswas had joined the CRPF four years ago and had been posted in Srinagar in the 98th Battalion since then. He had joined back the battalion on February 14 after being on leave for 20 days. Santra is survived by his wife, four-year-old daughter and his mother. Soon after the incident, Banerjee had called up the kin of the victims and expressed her condolences. She assured that the state would provide all sorts of assistance to the family members of the deceased soldiers. Banerjee, while speaking to reporters at the state Secretariat, two days back, had said: “So many jawans have been killed. We seek punishment for the perpetrators. There should be an investigation into the incident.” It may be noted that the Centre is yet to announce any compensation for the martyrs.last_img read more

Sabre wins TSAX best supplier award

first_imgTravelscene American Express recognises Sabre with Most Supportive Preferred Supplier AwardSabre has been voted Most Supportive Preferred Supplier by Travelscene American Express members at the agency’s annual National Consultants Conference (NCC) in Melbourne over the weekend. CEO Gai Tyrrell says the award highlights the strength and ongoing strategic partnership between Sabre and Travelscene American Express.”This year marks the first time Travelscene American Express has recognised a Preferred Supplier category.  I speak for everyone here at Sabre when I say that we’re truly honoured to have been considered for this award,” says Tyrrell.  “We’re dedicated to supplying Travelscene American Express with the latest and greatest in travel solutions.  Together, we’ll continue to work to develop a range of tailored solutions to improve efficiency and deliver outstanding customer service.” Source = Sabre Pacificlast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In their first 78 years of existence, the Arizona Cardinals participated in exactly two playoff games, with their only victory coming in the 1947 NFL Championship when they were the Chicago Cardinals.Since then, the Cards’ postseason appearances have been sporadic, but they have some notable victories since clinching their first playoff birth in Arizona in 1998, including a Super Bowl appearance nearly six years ago.center_img The Cardinals are 5-3 in the playoffs since relocating from St. Louis to Arizona before the 1988 season. Here’s a review of each of those games.Cardinals 20, Cowboys 7 – Irving, Texas; Jan. 2, 1999 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Deciphering abbreviations a spaghetti of letters

first_imgBy Annette Chrysostomou Abbreviations are a part of our busy lives, and while they may be fun on social media and for texting, there is more to the story.A popular abbreviation is one example.Is ICMYI meaning ‘In Case You Missed It’ another new abbreviation? Depends what you call new, and certainly how old you are. According to news reports, ICYMI dates back to the year of Twitter’s birth, 2006, and that is what some young people may define as ancient. And of course abbreviations such as FYI are not even sooo yesterday but rather prehistoric, as it was coined around 1941.In case you ‘missed it’, there is also FOMO, or for those who prefer to spell it out the ‘Fear Of Missing Out’, a feeling you should definitely have if you didn’t know what it meant. When you don’t understand a trendy abbreviation, it is hard to ask what it means, as one doesn’t want to appear ignorant and out of touch, though many social media encourage you to AMA (ask me anything)Then, there is the possibility of a huge embarrassment if you get it wrong. In what was coined LOLgate, it was reported in 2012 that then UK prime minister David Cameron signed text messages to journalist Rebekah Brooks with LOL, thinking it meant ‘lots of love’ not ‘laughing out loud’. (The lots of love message didn’t help either)But it can also be fun to be at the receiving end of an acronym or initialism.“In the beginning especially, it was really cool, especially when someone sent you something that you hadn’t seen and had to figure out,” Maria Kyprianou, 23, a resident of Limassol, said about getting text messages with abbreviated words.The original terms used by text message senders were borne out of necessity, because of the limit in the number of characters in the early versions of mobile phones.When people started texting, for many there was another practical reason to keep words short, hence the use of abbreviations such as b4, as characters cost money. They still do, but, as one user put it “now with the use of What’sApp and other services there is more free text messaging available”.They can come across as something other than cool though.“I used to text pls and thxs, until I heard that someone thought about it as ‘if you can’t find the extra time to write a few more letters and write please and thanks then it is really impolite’,” said 55-year-old Anna Christou from Nicosia.Common abbreviationsThe internet and texting are not the only source of new abbreviations. Some old favourites came from broadcast media or popular shows, such as the 1940s radio show, ‘It’s That Man Again’ that became the source of TTFN or Ta Ta for now. Homer Simpson, a character from the popular TV series, ‘The Simpsons’ popularised the expression ‘doh’ or ‘duh’ to mean a comment on someone’s stupid or foolish action. It was so popular that it made it to the Oxford English Dictionary.The subject isn’t just about media but has become part of our modern fast-moving world. As a journalist, I recently travelled to the European Commission in Brussels, where I attended a session on agriculture. Well, actually on CAP, which I already knew is Common Agricultural Policy. What I didn’t know, was that speakers use a plethora of other abbreviations, which may be basic to some, such as MS, but when an abbreviation is not defined just once in the beginning it may take a moment to understand that speakers are talking about Member States. Easy, since this was the EU Commission. It got harder when MFF kept cropping up, and it wasn’t until I had time to look it up that I understood they were talking about multi-annual financial framework. I got totally lost when the uses of the EAGF and the EAFRD were under discussion. For those who don’t know what these are, they stand for the ‘European Agricultural Guarantee Fund’ and ‘European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development’.The whole session made me realise there is a whole ‘EU’ language out there, and when looking up Eurojargon on the internet, not surprisingly a list with hundreds and hundreds of abbreviations are posted, a list which is ridiculously long and which EU residents may find hard to grasp.So what do you think or SWDYT? Do you prefer to shorten words or spell them out?  Even if you want nothing to do with abbreviations, and you are the parent of an underage teenager, you might want to know enough to figure out when your underage teenager receives a message from someone with a message such as CU46. Abbreviations vs acronymsAbbreviations are often confused with acronyms. An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word, such as Nasa. The FBI, on the other hand, is an example of initialism, an abbreviation where letters are pronounced separately. Both are abbreviations.You May LikeMedicare | Search AdsThe Rate For Comprehensive Medicare Coverage (Supplement Plan F) May Surprise YouMedicare | Search AdsUndoTopix29 Dogs Living Their Best LivesTopixUndoHealthZapBurdened With Doubts; Man Got Down The LadderHealthZapUndo House rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoClear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoFilms and food at RialtoUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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