Adult Learners Graduate at NSCC in Lunenburg

first_imgJane Dowler will achieve one of her lifetime goals today, June 15, when she receives her high school graduation diploma for adults at a graduation ceremony in Lunenburg. This year, more than 500 students across the province will receive the high school graduation diploma for adults through the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning. Ms. Dowler is one of five students receiving their diplomas from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campus in Lunenburg. A former owner of an antiques business in Mahone Bay, Ms. Dowler wanted to pursue a different career but needed to get her high school diploma. Today, she graduates with honours and will go on to study museum technology. When asked if she had any advice for other Nova Scotians returning to school, Ms. Dowler said: “Follow your dreams, work hard and be prepared to study every night.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning co-ordinates a range of education programs across the province for adults who want to improve their reading and math skills, or complete their high school diploma. This year marks the school’s fifth anniversary and the graduation of almost 2,000 Nova Scotians with a high school diploma for adults. “The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is meeting a significant need in our province,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “In just five years, more than 20,000 students have enrolled to improve their education, and ultimately, their job skills. I’d like to congratulate them for taking steps toward a brighter future for themselves and their families.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning works in partnership with the NSCC, regional school boards, Université Sainte-Anne and community-based learning organizations to offer programs at more than 170 sites across the province. “The beautiful thing about the Adult Learning Program is the fact that it immediately opens up a million and one doors,” said Mike Smith, dean, school of access at NSCC. “We now know a high school diploma is essential for skill development and further learning. NSCC is proud to partner with the Department of Education in this progressive initiative that continues to improve the lives of many Nova Scotians.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is part of the provincial government’s Skills Nova Scotia initiative, which involves training and skills upgrading, from basic literacy to workplace learning and job skills training.last_img read more

Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity turns ads into art form by

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisement A tube of paint, when squeezed, extrudes not pigment but a sinewy human leg. A man listens to headphones made out of two halves of his own screaming face. An elderly man kneels on all fours in his underwear as a stoic pianist opens up his back like a lid, revealing piano keys. When played, the man chants in a gravelly bass and emits inhuman noises.If any of these images from the new nationwide ad campaign for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity make you wonder what on earth you just saw, that’s the point.In its most expensive marketing campaign in years, the centre is attempting to build awareness of its role as a hub for arts and creativity. So part of the goal is to emulate art in the advertising itself: Depending on the viewer, it may be laughable, beautiful, baffling, or just plain weird. It may seem inscrutable. It will raise questions about its intentions. “I’m not banking on just one emotion. Depending on where you’re at, you can read into it,” said Carlos Moreno, chief creative officer at ad agency Cossette, which created the campaign.“It was important to me that the campaign itself look like something that an artist would create, versus having a commercial appeal,” said Janice Price, president and CEO of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. “Art should not feel like a barrier, or I couldn’t possibly understand it. To me, it says, okay this could be kind of fun and quirky and makes me want to learn more.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Shortly after returning from EC ban Mayawati aims at BJP

first_imgLucknow: Back from an Election Commission ban for campaigning for 48 hours, BSP chief Mayawati Thursday lashed out at BJP and its leaders for levelling “unfounded” charges on opposition parties, including allegations that they were abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Besides levelling unfounded allegations in these elections, BJP leaders, including PM Modi, have had no control over their tongue…like the charge that Opposition abuses them. This is most indecent and unrestrained,” Mayawati said in a statement issued here in Hindi. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details At the same time, she cautioned, opposition leaders too should not cross the line of decency and not give BJP an excuse to exploit public sentiment to hide its weaknesses. Mayawati was among four leaders, including BJP’s Yogi Adityanath, who were banned by EC for varying periods for violating the moral code of conduct during election campaign. Mayawati’s 48-hour ban has ended while Adityanath has one more day left before his 72-hour ban ends. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Returning to the poll campaign, she has also accused the UP chief minister of “blatantly” violating the ban imposed on him, after Adityanath tried to canvass by visiting temples. She also accused the EC of ignoring the violations. As the second phase of polling was under way on eight seats in UP, the BSP chief urged electors to elect a government which works “dedicatedly” to bring “achchey din”. She said the Election Commission has yet to establish it was acting independently and impartially and has not bowed its head before the central government. Mayawati said people’s confidence will be restored only when the commission acts firmly and also against the ruling party.last_img read more

Antimeasles drive in Afghanistan launched by UN Childrens Fund

According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is leading the effort, measles is responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of all vaccine-preventable childhood deaths in the country, killing about 35,000 Afghan children each year. “Since [measles] is very easily spread, epidemics occur especially in places where people live in poverty and in overcrowded conditions,” UNICEF spokesman Chulho Hyun told the press in Islamabad. “Given the humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, high displacement levels, extreme poverty, cold, prolonged malnutrition, Afghan children are more at risk this year than ever before.”The three-month immunization drive will begin on New Year’s Day in Kabul, and will later be extended to other areas of the country in an effort to reach 9 million children, including those in remote areas.”This $8 million campaign will give millions of Afghan children a chance to survive their childhoods,” said Hyun.In another hopeful sign, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today reported that Afghan health workers are among those returning to the country from camps across its borders. “Afghans with professional qualifications – doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers and the business community – seem the most keen to return now,” said UNHCR spokesman Fatoumata Kaba. “Throughout Pakistan, there is growing demand for repatriation assistance from both old refugees and most recent arrivals,” said Kaba. “Urban refugees originating from cities such as Kabul, Jalalabad and Mazar and ethnic minorities in Jalozai daily approach the emergency teams on the question of voluntary repatriation.” read more

Financial speculation led to unsustainable global housing crisis UN expert says

“Housing has lost its social function and is seen instead as a vehicle for wealth and asset growth. It has become a financial commodity, robbed of its connection to community, dignity and the idea of home,” said Leilani Farha, the Special Rapporteur on the right to housing. Her latest report, which Ms. Farha presented today to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, examines how housing has become a repository for global capital, and the impact that commodification has had on affordability of housing and homelessness.The total value of the global housing market is a staggering $163 trillion, the UN expert said, the equivalent of more than twice the world’s total economy.“The financial world has essentially operated without any consideration of housing as a human right and States are complicit: they have supported financial markets in a way that has made housing unaffordable for most residents,” Ms. Farha said.Her report recommends stronger rights-based frameworks both domestically and internationally to address the problem. It suggests that States must regulate private actors not simply to prevent blatant violations of human rights but also to ensure that their actions are consistent with the obligation to realize housing as a human right for all. In London, for instance, developers have not been scared off by the social housing requirement, Ms. Farha said in her statement, while in Vancouver, vacant homes face a one per cent tax levy which is intended to contribute to low-income accommodation.“This is an issue of accountability,” she says. “Government accountability to international human rights obligations has been replaced with accountability to markets and investors.” Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Noah Brown not letting anything slow him down in his return season

Noah Brown at OSU media day on Aug. 14 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorAs a sophomore, Noah Brown entered 2015 trying to make a statement. In 2016, the same mindset holds true, but for a different reason.Brown was staring down a starting role in Ohio State’s 2015 season opener at Virginia Tech with then-fifth year senior wide receiver Corey Smith, then-junior H-back Dontre Wilson and former Buckeye Jalin Marshall sidelined with a suspension. But just five days before the game in Blacksburg, Virginia, Brown suffered a season-ending leg injury. He broke his tibia and fibula and was granted a medical redshirt.After winning a national championship in his true freshman season, Brown watched arguably the greatest Buckeye team in recent memory squander away a shot at a second ring. There was nothing Brown could do about it other than look on from the sidelines with a cast around his leg and crutches under his shoulders.“Every game, really, that I couldn’t be out there hurt a lot,” Brown said at OSU’s media day on Sunday. “I was looking forward to a big year and going down it really hurt.”As a young receiver, Brown quickly learned the winning ways of OSU in a unit that performed its best on the brightest stage on the way to a national championship. In his freshman year, Brown was molded by now-NFL wide receivers Devin Smith and Evan Spencer who set a standard for the room.The 2015 team didn’t live up to that standard and ultimately fell short of the dream of another title. Brown knew that he had a great opportunity in 2016 to heavily impact the team, but his health was the No. 1 priority.On the first day of 2016 fall camp on Aug. 7, coach Urban Meyer welcomed back players who ended the season on the injury report. One of those was Brown, who redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett is glad to have back on the outside. Barrett said that Brown is the receiver he has the most confidence in.“If there’s a guy on top of Noah, I can put the ball anywhere around Noah and he’s going to get it,” Barrett said. “The ball’s in the air, it’s his.”For someone who has yet to see much time with the first-string offense in his OSU career, Brown is carrying lofty expectations. The 6-foot-2 outside threat from Flanders, New Jersey, is coming off of two surgeries—one after the day he broke his leg and the other before last year’s Michigan game—yet Meyer announced him, along with sixth-year senior Corey Smith, as a starter at receiver at Big Ten Media Days in July.Brown said that, structurally, he is 100 percent, but he has yet to get back into football shape. Brown is practicing in full capacity and running with the first-team at the moment, headlining a young core of receivers.“We got a young room, but we learned a lot from those guys that left,” Brown said. “We still carry on those same things and our goal is to be better than those people who left.”To be better than the group of receivers that departed the program following the 2015 season means replacing 145 receptions, 1,805 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Junior H-back Curtis Samuel, Wilson, Smith and Brown will likely see the most touches of the returning players; however Brown mentioned redshirt sophomore Terry McLaurin and true freshman Austin Mack as two receivers who have stood out among the rest.But make no mistake about it, Brown wants people to get to know him and make his presence felt on the gridiron. Despite not being at the point where he was at this time last year, which Meyer agreed with, Brown is fine tuning his route running and ability to be trusted by Barrett in crucial moments.“As a receiver I feel like I’m an all-around receiver,” Brown said. “I’m not the fastest guy but at the same time I can run down the field and be a vertical threat,” Brown said. “I’m not setting any limits for myself this year.” read more

Official Settlers of Catan accessory solves the games biggest annoyance

first_imgSettlers of Catan is the modern classic board game of resource gathering, empire building, and the occasional earthquake. Anyone who’s spent time carefully laying out Catan’s hexagonal tiles knows that the entire play field can be pushed apart by one errant bump. More recent editions of the game come with borders that clip into a frame, which helps keep everything in place. But since that frame is made from the same cardboard material as the tiles, it’s still prone to shifting, coming apart, or warping. Today the official Settlers of Catan Facebook page unveiled what looks to be, at last, a solution to one of board gaming’s most common party fouls.The Catan Board appears to be a thick mat that the hexagonal tiles and trade ports slot into, preventing them from shifting around. As seen in the video above, the main Catan Board divides in half so that a third section can be dropped in for playing with the 5-6 player expansion. The Facebook post gives no details on pricing or availability, but in the comments the company confirmed that fans would not need to rebuy the entire game; the Catan Board is merely an accessory that works with the existing tiles.This isn’t the first time someone has attempted to improve on the Settlers of Catan design. The Boardcrafting Kickstarter project solved the earthquake problem in style with a beautiful, laser etched wooden platform. But that premium frame costs hundreds of dollars and doesn’t support the 5-6 player expansion. The Catan Board appears to be a more versatile, and almost certainly cheaper solution.last_img read more

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to collision that killed 50yearold father

first_img Friday 10 Feb 2017, 9:52 PM Short URL Gardaí appeal for witnesses to collision that killed 50-year-old father A man in his 50s was killed in west Dublin after he was struck by a 4×4 last month. 16,912 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share4 Tweet Email Feb 10th 2017, 9:52 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: R120 Newcastle/Google Maps GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a 4×4 vehicle on a road in west Dublin last month.A man in his 50s was killed and his 17-year-old daughter was injured after he was struck by a 4×4 on the R120 Newcastle Road (an area known as the 12th Lock) at approximately 9pm Tuesday 17 January 2017.The driver of the 4×4 was uninjured.Gardaí in Clondalkin are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Newcastle Road between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, that may have information in relation to this collision.If you do have any information or are able to help, contact Clondalkin Garda Station 01 666 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Two men arrested after drugs destined for Galway rag week seizedRead: Investigation launched after woman assaulted in Temple Bar Image: R120 Newcastle/Google Maps 8 Comments last_img read more

The internet is divided on whether or not September has a supermoon

first_imgThe moon doesn’t care what term we use to describe its location, but there’s a bit of a debate here on Earth about what the full moon on September 16th should be called. Because it’s the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox (September 22nd), it’s a Harvest Moon, but some also think it’s a so-called supermoon. The disagreement comes down to an interesting quirk of orbital measurements.The term “supermoon” isn’t a scientific one, but it’s a word people have latched onto because it describes a phenomenon you can observe just by looking up. Astrologer (the one with horoscopes, not science) Richard Nolle coined the term. It is now understood to refer to any full moon where the moon is at or near (90% or greater) its closest approach to Earth. The closest approach in an orbit is called perigee, and it can make the full moon look as much as 14% larger in the sky. At the other end of its orbit (apogee) the moon would look noticeably smaller.Nolle maintains a table of supermoons, and he does not list the September 16th full moon on that list. However, former NASA astronomer (the one with science and no horoscopes) and eclipse expert Fred Espenak has his own table of supermoons. He says the upcoming full moon will indeed be a rare conjunction of a supermoon and harvest moon. The difference of opinion comes down to how you measure the moon’s orbit.Since the arbitrary definition of a supermoon as laid out by Nolle requires the moon to be at 90% or greater of its closest approach to Earth, we’re talking about a difference measured in tens of thousands of kilometers. Nolle is using the closest perigee and farthest apogee for all of 2016, meaning the full moon will only be at 89% of perigee by that measurement. Espenak bases his table on the perigee and apogee of each month’s orbit. Using that metric, the September 16th full moon will be at 93% of perigee, so it’s a supermoon.Both versions have their defenders in the geekier internet comment sections. Whichever version you think sounds right, the full moon this week will be a big one. Of course, it won’t actually be bigger, just closer.last_img read more

911 operator found guilty of hanging up on emergency callers thousands of

first_img(WSVN) – A former 911 operator has been sentenced to prison after police said she hung up “thousands” of times on people attempting to call in for emergencies.According to Fox News, 44-year-old Crenshanda Williams was found guilty on Wednesday of interference during emergency telephone calls by residents of Harris County, Texas.The former operator had several “short calls,” the Houston Chronicle said, and prosecutors determined she hung up on thousands of callers. There was one instance in 2016 where an emergency caller told a news outlet that he witnessed two vehicles speeding on a highway in the same area where people had been killed by speeding weeks earlier.The call, the man said, was dropped after a few seconds.Court documents showed that Williams had taken this man’s call and said, “Ain’t nobody got time for this. For real.”Williams was sentenced to 10 days in prison and 18 months probation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

43rd Northwest Track and Field Classic held in Miramar

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A world-class track tournament is taking place in South Florida for the 43rd year this weekend.The 43rd annual Northwest Track and Field Classic is up and running at full speed at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar. The event is an international competition, and all age groups are eligible to compete.“I think it’s wonderful, get children, a young generation to interact and to sharpen their skills,” said spectator Patsy Burnett, “and hopefully this exposure and camaraderie will improve relations throughout the world.”Last year’s Classic drew nearly 2,700 athletes from several track clubs throughout the Caribbean, Canada and the United States. The tournament has been the track meet of choice for many past and current Olympians.The tournament ends Sunday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The nittygritty rules that will shape Anchorages cannabis industry

first_imgDownload AudioAssembly members in Anchorage have passed a bundle of rules that will shape the business landscape for the state’s largest commercial cannabis market in the months and years ahead.The Xerox machine chugged along late into the night as lawmakers discussed 20 different measures on cannabis–many hot off the press. The devil is in the details, and even though most of the measures are rule-changes to a land-use ordinance, the impacts are far-reaching.If you feel like you’ve been hearing about new marijuana rules a lot lately–you’re right. With the state and local governments fast approaching the start of the application process on February 24th, communities and potential cannabis businesses need to be on the same page about all kinds nitty-gritty rules–everything from how much an application costs to how far a pot shop can be from a school. After ironing out many details during an Assembly meeting Tuesday night, few in attendence left completely happy.“We have such limited land available for this industry,” said Assembly Member Bill Evans of South Anchorage in between votes. “Every one of these restrictions makes things more expensive, and makes the chances of success for a legitimate industry replacing the black market that much harder.”Among the items settled Tuesday nights, businesses will have to be at least 500 feet from sensitive establishments like schools and churches. And that distance will be measured lot-line to lot-line “as the crow flies,” rather than by pedestrian paths–which regulators say makes their jobs easier.Small-scale growers in residential neighborhoods will not be allowed to sell products commercially. Another decision allows for police officers to be present during facility inspections.Evans worries that cumulatively the rules tend more towards limitation than liberalism.“Some people have an over-abundance of caution when it comes to marijuana, and are trying to restrict it as much as they can.”Members of the nascent industry agree.Kim Kole is with the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation, and is planning on applying for a business licence that includes a space to consume cannabis products within the same the shop where customers buy them. Because the assembly declined to pass an explicit allowance for on-site consumption–saying it wasn’t sufficiently fleshed out yet—-Kole doesn’t have clarity on the local rules. She’ll keep getting the space ready with the hope that the assembly will quickly redraft a rule giving the OK for on-site consumption in the weeks ahead.“And if they don’t then I will just have a really big retail (space) or, I dunno, I will have to revamp from there, I guess,” Kole said after the on-site consumption amendment failed in a 5-to-6 vote. “That is one of the things I was told before I got into this: You have to be flexible.”Kole believes the process was flawed, too, and that the Assembly did not heed recommendations made to them from Planning and Zoning board, citing one assembly member in particular.“Planning and Zoning also stated publicly that they felt as though the assembly was trying to zone us out of existence, and clearly that is Ms. Demboski’s intent,” Kole said, referring to remarks made during a January meeting.“The industry may be mad. Quite frankly, I’m more concerned about my constituents being represented than them being mad at me,” said Assembly Member Amy Demboski during an interview after the meeting.The measures Demboski introduced were aimed at codifying more stringent land-use measures not across the municipality, but specifically in her Chugiak-Eagle River district, which has it’s own advisory board that deals with zoning codes. Demboski’s argument throughout the night was that her communities have a more conservative take on commercial cannabis than many other constituencies, and that they were insufficiently consulted. The rush of amendments ahead of discussion, she explained, is due partly to scrambling to incorporate feedback from her constituents after a town hall meeting over the weekend.“This is a process, and municipal code guarantees community input, and unfortunately at this point they hadn’t weighed in on the changes from (Planning and Zoning),” Demboski said. “It was my job and it was Mr. Starr’s job to ensure the community voice was heard loud and clear, and I think we acheived that tonight,” she added, referring to Chugiak-Eagle River’s other representative Bill Starr.The local votes come just ahead of a Thursday meeting by the state’s Marijuana Control Board in Juneau to discuss regulations and an updated timeline for issuing license.last_img read more

Villagers stage protest against supply of spoilt milk to

first_imgTurkapally (Yadadri-Bhongir): Despite providing hygienic food, including eggs and milk to children, pregnant women and lactating mothers, the government is sometimes garnering negative publicity due to the negligent attitude of contractors who supply the ration to the Anganwadi centres.On Wednesday, pregnant women and lactating mothers along with villagers staged a protest in front of local Anganwadi centre of Rustapur village of Turakapaly mandal in the district alleging the contractor of supplying spoilt milk packets. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Upon receiving information, District Welfare Officer Krishnaveni and CDPO Chandrakala rushed to the village and visited the Anganwadi centre. Speaking to the media, the District Welfare Officer informed that the concerned contractor had supplied 54 litres of milk in tetra packets on August 17 to the Anganwadi centre and they found the milk spoilt. Stringent action would be taken against the respective contractor, she promised. Local MPTC Mohan Babu Naik visited the Anganwadi centre and demanded the officials to take stern action against the contractor. Anganwadi centre supervisor Anitha Kumari, workers Shyamala, villagers and beneficiaries took part in the protest.last_img read more

Trade Not Walls Curbs Illegal Immigration From Mexico Tourism Secretary

first_img X Marissa CummingsMexico’s Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero says President Trump’s rhetoric may have affected travel from Mexico to the United States.The relationship between the United States and Mexico has soured since the election of President Donald Trump.But has it affected travel between the two neighboring countries?Mexico’s secretary of tourism, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, said probably.In an interview with News 88.7, he also addressed Trump’s proposed border wall and how the drug wars are affecting tourism in Mexico.To listen to the interview, click on the play button above. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share 00:00 /03:18last_img read more

One Maryland One Book 2014 The Distance Between Us

first_imgThe Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) has announced the selection of The Distance Between Us: a Memoir by Reyna Grande for One Maryland One Book 2014. The book was chosen by a committee of librarians, educators, authors, and bibliophiles in January from a list of over 100 titles suggested last fall by readers across the state under the theme, “the American Dream.” Upon learning that her book was chosen, Grande remarked, “For being a writer, I’m afraid I’m at a loss for words! I’m deeply honored that The Distance Between Us is this year’s selection for One Maryland One Book, and I’m thrilled to have a chance to meet the wonderful people of Maryland. Immigrants are often made to feel that our stories don’t matter, or that we don’t have a voice. I’m humbled that my immigrant story was chosen to be the springboard for lively conversations on what the American Dream means today. I’m very much looking forward to my visit! “Phoebe Stein, executive director of MHC said, “The selection of Reyna Grande’s memoir presents an important opportunity for timely discussion across Maryland this fall. Immigration has played a major role in the growth and cultural evolution of the United States. One Maryland One Book has an excellent track record of encouraging open discussion, and I look forward to seeing what programs evolve across the state where people can share their thoughts about Grande’s experience and the insights provided through the lens of her point of view.”last_img read more

Bulk Crap Uninstaller 40 update released

first_imgBulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0 update released by Martin Brinkmann on December 27, 2017 in Software – 14 commentsBulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0 is out; the new major version of the third-party software uninstaller for Windows comes with a set of new features such as related application detection during removal, or a new treemap view for installed applications.Most programs that you install on a Windows machine can be removed through the Control Panel or Settings application. While that works most of the time, it is the case that many programs are not removed completely.There may be leftovers, either files or Registry values, or references to applications, for instance in startup locations or Start Menu.This is the core reason why third-party programs like Bulk Crap Uninstaller or Revo Uninstaller are the better choice when it comes to the removal of software.Bulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0Bulk Crap Uninstaller can be downloaded as a portable version or version that needs to be installed. The program displays a wizard on start that you use to configure some behavior of the program.It loads the list of installed programs afterwards and uses color coding for highlighting. Unregistered applications are shown with a red background color for instance, and those with an unverified certificate with a blue background.You can hide and show entries using the sidebar menu. There you find options to hide any program published by Microsoft, system components, or unregistered applications. Bulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0 supports Win32 legacy programs as well as Windows Store apps.The list of applications is sorted alphabetically by default. You can click on any header, e.g. install date, size or publisher, to change the order.A search is provided as well to find specific programs quickly.The removal process runs the default uninstaller first, and will then run a scan for file and Registry leftovers. The program displays prompts to create a System Restore point or Registry backup before the removal of any leftovers.Bulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0 introduces new features. You find a new tree view at the bottom of the page that lists programs relative to size. This makes it quite easy to check the largest programs on the system, and remove those that you don’t need anymore.Another new feature of version 4.0 is the detection of related apps. This is handy if you have multiple versions of a program installed, and want to get rid of all of them.Bulk Crap Uninstaller highlights those, and you may select the identified related apps so that they are removed as well.The removal process itself completes in several steps:Confirm the removal of programs, and select whether you want a quiet uninstallation.Check if applications are still open, and ask the user to close them.Create a restore point and define uninstallation settings. You can run a simulation for instance first, or disable protection.Verify the settings.The program displays leftovers afterwards that you can verify to make sure they are associated with the removed program.Other new features include a new pre-uninstallation dialog that combines various pop-ups and options on a single screen, and a new “view unregistered” option.The new version corrects several issues as well. Bulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0 won’t try to install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 for instance if the .NET Framework 4.0 is installed on the device.Closing WordsBulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0 is a powerful program to remove installed software programs from Windows machines. It comes with a big list of customization options and supports all the features that you’d expect from a program like it.Now You: How do you uninstall software on Windows?Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 9 votes Software Name Bulk Crap Uninstaller 4.0Operating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Trump expected to announce new Cuba policy on Friday

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Donald Trump is expected to outline his new policy with Cuba this week, announcing steps that could reverse some of the changes made by former President Barack Obama to open commerce and travel after a half-century standoff with the communist island.The Trump administration has been discussing policy changes that include prohibiting business with the Cuban military while maintaining the full diplomatic relations restored by Obama. The White House has also been debating new restrictions on American leisure travel to Cuba, which has more than tripled since Obama’s 2014 announcement.Trump is expected to announce the policy on Friday in Miami, according to a person familiar with the plan. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning. The White House said the timing of the announcement had not yet been finalized.Obama’s policy moves have led to extensive corporate investment on the island, including new, daily commercial flights, licenses for U.S. hotel operators and agricultural investment by U.S. companies. Trump will be under pressure from lawmakers and corporate interests to continue the U.S. engagement with Havana.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesTourism to Cuba remains illegal under U.S. law, but has become allowable under many circumstances. American travellers to the island must fall into one of 12 categories of justification for their travel, ranging from religious to educational activities meant to bring the traveller into contact with Cuban people.But Obama eliminated restrictions on “people to people” travel, opening the door for tens of thousands of travellers to book their own independent trips to Cuba. Opponents of Obama’s changes said that allowed many Americans to engage in prohibited tourism on an island where the Castro government has driven exiles from their homes and businesses for decades.The president, who was spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, has been developing the policy changes in consultation with members of Congress, including Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.Rubio said in a statement he was confident Trump would “keep his commitment on Cuba policy by making changes that are targeted and strategic and advance the Cuban people’s aspirations for economic and political liberty.” By: Ken ThomasSource: The Associated Press Trump expected to announce new Cuba policy on Friday Tags: Cuba, Donald Trump Monday, June 12, 2017 last_img read more

China approves Costa Rican beef exports

first_imgNo related posts. Chinese officials reported Tuesday that Costa Rica is officially included in the list of countries authorized to export beef to that country.During an August tour of Asia by Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, officials from both countries announced the forthcoming opening of the market for Costa Rican beef, pending delivery to the Asian country of health certificates.Foreign Trade Minister Anabel González said that China’s approval “is a win for the agricultural export sector, because that market offers great potential for our businesses, and we will continue working on the identification of potential niche markets for Costa Rican products.”Costa Rica already has approval for entry into China of bananas and cattle hides, and is working on the approval for pork, chicken, seafood, pineapple and melon. Permission for dairy products is in its final stage, according to PROCOMER.During the first year of entry into force of the China-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement, exports from Costa Rica to China increased 70 percent compared to the same period the previous year, before the trade agreement was implemented. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:On the ice and Florida-bound Costa Rica’s Castillo Knights on the road Deadly beauty It’s not a proper Costa Rican outdoors adventure unless you’re teetering on a bridge That blur of the tricolor passing by at top speed in Bergen, Norway? It’s Costa Rican cyclist Jason Andrey Huertas Araya, competing during the men’s under-23 individual time trial at the UCI Cycling Road World Championships on Sept. 18. He finished 45th with a time of 52:24.42, according to the UCI website.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img read more