first_imgKamboe Sneh Jr., consoling a large gathering of mourners celebrating the home-going of his father, Deacon Kamboe Sneh Sr. of the Christian Community Center (CCC), said there is time for everything under the sun (quoting Ecclesiastes. 3:1-8).The funeral was held at the CCC edifice in Jacob Town, Paynesville last Saturday.Samuel Sneh, choked with emotion, told the gathering that in God’s own time, He would wipe tears away from “our eyes, and there would be no pain, outcry and mourning,” as he suddenly held his peace, unable to continue the reading from Revelation 21: 3-8.Though it was said that it was a celebration of Deacon Sneh’s life, since he was a man who worked to show others God’s love, the echoes of mourners filled the background as his remains were viewed at the Stryker Funeral Home and at the CCC edifice. Deacon Sneh died at the age of 51 after a protracted illness. Delivering the discourse, Rev. Dr. Al Karlay told the mourners that he loved those he came in contact with and therefore they must use love as the mirror of his life to continue to build each other up.Rev. Karlay told them to look back on their lives, as in a mirror, to see whether they have the spirit to undermine, to hate, to divide and to destroy.“Let your love change others; let your love build others up and you must leave from here today to share love with each other,” Rev. Karlay said.The English and the Kru choirs sang the favorite hymns of the late Deacon Sneh. Tributes came from the Ministry of Lands & Energy, Murrayville Community, Bomi County Association, Tolbert Group of Companies, among others. Burial took place in Brewerville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgIsraeli military launch a missile from the Iron Dome air defence system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, from a position in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on 29 May 2018. Photo : AFPIsrael’s military struck more than 30 “military targets” in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus told journalists the rocket and mortar fire at Israel was the most extensive since a 2014 war as was Israel’s response.”We just concluded a significant aerial strike where we struck more than 30 different military targets belonging to terrorist organisations,” Conricus said.”Amongst those a tunnel and different components of military infrastructure belonging to Hamas and to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”Early Tuesday, a barrage of mortar shells from the Gaza Strip were fired at Israel. Most of the some 28 mortar shells were intercepted by Israeli air defences and no injuries were reported.Later in the day, Israel said it intercepted further projectiles fired from the Gaza Strip.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but there was speculation the mortars were fired by Islamic Jihad in revenge for a recent incident that left three of its members dead.Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, said in a statement “what the resistance carried out this morning comes within the framework of the natural right to defend our people”.Tuesday’s incidents came after weeks of deadly demonstrations and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border, beginning on March 30.They peaked on May 14, when at least 61 Palestinians were killed as tens of thousands of Gazans protested and clashes erupted on the same day of the US transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.No Israelis have been killed.last_img read more

first_imgBy The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — The West African Nation of Burkina Faso formally resumed diplomatic ties with China on Saturday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which now has just 18 diplomatic allies.Burkina Faso’s decision was the latest blow to Taiwan, a self-governing democracy that Beijing claims as its own territory and has been seeking to isolate on the global stage.China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, and Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Alpha Barry attend a signing ceremony establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries in Beijing, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)Earlier this month, the Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with China and severed ties with Taiwan.A document establishing diplomatic ties was signed Saturday in Beijing between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Burkina Faso’s foreign minister, Alpha Barry.The move leaves Taiwan with just one remaining African ally, Swaziland, and Wang appeared to indicate the small nation in the continent’s south was being actively courted by Beijing.“Now Africa has only one country with which we have not yet established” diplomatic relations, Wang said. “We hope this country can join the big China-Africa family of friendship as soon as possible.”On Friday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted that “China’s growing pressure will only strengthen other countries’ support for us.”She added defiantly, “We will never back down.”Taiwan has previously condemned what it called China’s “dollar diplomacy” campaign of luring away Taiwan’s allies with promises of vast financial aid and investment.Tsai has angered Beijing by refusing to endorse its “one-China principle” designating the island as a part of China.last_img read more

first_imgThe Python Software Foundation and JetBrains conducted a Python survey to find the latest trends, usage, adoption in the Python community. There were more than 20,000 participants from over 150 countries. The Python Developers Survey 2018 was conducted for the second time in collaboration after the first one in 2017. Language usage From the Python survey, 84% of the developers stated that they use it as their primary language while the other 16% used it as a secondary language. This is up from the 79% of developers using Python as primary from 2017. About 50% of Python users also use JavaScript while other languages like C/ C++, Java, and C# are used lesser than 2017. Bash/Shell is also being used more by Python developers. Python uses 60% of the respondents said that they use Python for both work and personal uses. 21% exclusively for personal, educational or side projects and 19% for work. 58% of Python users use the language for data analysis which is 8% more than last year. 52% use Python for web development and 43% for DevOps/system administration. Machine learning uses also saw an uptick of 7% and stands at 38%. In general, Python is used in data analysis applications more than for Web Development. The above numbers where multiple areas were available as choices. When there was only a single response available, web development was the most popular answer with 27%. Data analysis stood at 17% and machine learning at 11%. Interestingly, if you consider ‘ data science’ data analysis and machine learning combined then most Python users are in this area totaling 28%. Python versions in use Python 3 is seeing larger adoption with 84% compared to 75% from 2017. Python 2 stands at 16% and will lose support from the core team next year. Major libraries are already dropping support for Python 2. Frameworks and libraries In web frameworks, Flask and Django were the most popular with 47% and 45%. In data science packages, NumPy was the most used with 62%. pandas and Matplotlib stand at 51% and 46%. To know more in-depth results of the Python survey, you can visit the JetBrains website. Read next pandas will drop support for Python 2 this month with pandas 0.24 Python steering council election results are out for January 2019 Python 3.8.0 alpha 1 is now available for testinglast_img read more

first_imgTags: Philippines, Travel Alert 36 people killed in Manila casino attack << Previous PostNext Post >> A tourist wearing a bathrobe gestures after he was evacuated from the Resorts World Manila after gunshots and explosions were heard in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De CastroDEATH IN ROOM 510At dawn, the body of the suspected gunman was found in a hotel room in the smoldering complex, which is close to Manila’s airport and an air force base, police said.“He burned himself inside the hotel room 510,” national police chief Ronald dela Rosa told a news conference. “He lay down on the bed, covered himself in a thick blanket and apparently doused himself in gasoline.”Resorts World Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly said casino guards had shot and wounded the gunman – armed with what authorities described as a “baby armalite” – during the attack.“Severe loss of blood from the gunshot wound significantly slowed down the assailant and resulted to his holing up in the room where he took his own life,” Reilly said.Officials said at least 54 people were hurt, some seriously, as they rushed to escape what was at first was believed to have been a militant attack.Survivor Magdalena Ramos, who was a guest at the hotel, said people began shouting “ISIS! ISIS!” when the gunfire began. The 57-year-old said she hid in a kitchen and then fled when the smoke became too thick.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsBut police quickly said they did not believe the attacker had any militant connections.“We cannot attribute this to terrorism,” national police chief dela Rosa told DZMM radio.“We are looking into a robbery angle because he did not hurt any people and went straight to the casino chips storage room. He parked at the second floor and barged into the casino, shooting large TV screens and poured gasoline on a table setting it on fire,” he said.Earlier reports said the gunman may have been white, but police later said he appeared to be Filipino, although they were still establishing his nationality.Kimberly Molitas, a spokeswoman for the capital’s police office, said 113 million pesos ($2.27 million) worth of casino chips stolen during the raid had been recovered. Friday, June 2, 2017 MANILA — A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people who suffocated in thick smoke, in an attack claimed by Islamic State but which officials believe was a botched robbery.The gunman killed himself in a hotel room after being shot and wounded by security officers at the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex, police said. A second “person of interest” who was in the casino at the time was cooperating with the investigation, police said.Most of the dead suffocated in the chaos. Many guests and staff had tried to hide from the gunfire rather than get out of the building when attack began shortly after midnight (1600 GMT) and fell victim to the smoke, the fire bureau said.“Islamic State fighters carried out the Manila attack in the Philippines,” the militant group’s Amaq news agency said.But that was quickly rejected by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, who said all the evidence pointed to an attempt to steal casino chips. Police said they were not looking at other motives.A suspected gunman is seen in the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines in this combination of pictures taken from close circuit television (CCTV) handed out by Philippine National Police and released on June 2, 2017. Philippine National Police/Handout via Reuters“This is plain and simple propaganda,” Esperon told Reuters.“If the lone gunman was really an IS terrorist, why did he not shot and kill people in the casino? He only went for the casino chips.”The IS claim, which came nearly 24 hours after the attack, also contradicted a statement from Ernesto Abella, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte, who said there was no evidence linking it to fighting between government troops and Islamist militants in the country’s south.“All indications point to a criminal act by an apparently emotionally disturbed individual,” Abella told a news conference. “Although the perpetrator gave warning shots, there apparently was no indication that he wanted to do harm or shoot anyone.”More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthOscar Albayalde, chief of the capital’s police office, said those who died were in the casino’s main gaming area.“What caused their deaths is the thick smoke,” he told reporters. “The room was carpeted and of course the tables, highly combustible.”A Resorts World official said the dead included 22 guests.center_img Evacuated employees are seen at the entrance of a hotel near a situation at a Resorts World building in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De CastroGUNSHOTS, PANICVideos posted on social media showed people fleeing as several loud bangs went off.“Even the security personnel panicked,” casino guest Jeff Santos told a radio station. “Definitely us patrons we did not expect that, everyone ran away.”Jeri Ann Santiago, who works in the emergency room at the San Juan de Dios hospital, said patients were suffering from smoke inhalation and some had fractures. None had gunshot wounds, she said.The Philippines has been on heightened alert amid a crisis in the south of the country, where troops have been battling Islamist rebels since May 23.Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao last week and has warned it could become a haven for Islamic State supporters fleeing Iraq and Syria.Security was tightened around the presidential palace on Friday, with armored personal carriers stationed on approach roads and river ferries barred from passing close by.Taiwan’s foreign ministry said four people from Taiwan were among those killed and South Korea said one of its citizens had died, apparently after a heart attack.Shares in resort owner Travellers International Hotel Group Inc, a joint venture of the Philippines’ Alliance Global Group Inc and Genting Hong Kong Ltd, fell 7 percent. By: Manolo Serapio Jr and Neil Jerome MoraleSource: Reuters Share (Additional reporting by Peter Blaza, Clare Baldwin, Karen Lema, Manuel Mogato, Enrico Dela Cruz and Martin Petty in MANILA and Ju-min Park in SEOUL; Writing by Alex Richardson and Lincoln Feast; Editing by Robert Birsel and Nick Macfie)last_img read more

first_img CALGARY — To celebrate its deep Canadian roots and its successful launch of Dreamliners, WestJet has unveiled enhanced service offerings and products across its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, 767 and 737 transatlantic service.Tailored to showcase its authentic Canadian story, the elevated amenities are expected to roll out across the WestJet fleet throughout 2019 and 2020.“Our guests are going to love our uniquely Canadian products and we are proud to showcase our like-minded partners who share our passion for thoughtful, quality products created in Canada,” said Louis Saint-Cyr, WestJet’s Vice-President, Guest Experience. “WestJet continues our global transformation and these elevated products and services complement the award-winning onboard experience we are known for.”Here is an overview of WestJet’s new amenities:Easy Listening While BoardingFor the first time in Canadian music history, guests will hear a soundtrack of soulful music onboard an aircraft from Canadian Juno award-winning recording artist Sean Jones. During boarding, guests are treated to original music and classic covers of Canadian artists like The Band, Sarah McLachlan and The Guess Who, all of whom Jones drew inspiration from his album, The Boarding Sessions. Plus, guests can watch the story behind the making of his album onboard WestJet’s Dreamliners.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckNew Business Cabin Amenity KitsBusiness cabin guests departing on European-bound transatlantic flights will receive tan-coloured amenity kits designed by Montreal’s Matt & Nat, while those departing to Canada will receive navy-coloured kits. These kits feature organic skincare products from Toronto’s Province Apothecary that use ingredients sourced from provinces across Canada.Rocky Mountain Soap KitsGuests flying on select flights in WestJet’s Premium cabin will receive Rocky Mountain Soap Company kits that feature handmade products for healthy and beautiful skin. Products include foaming hand wash, hand cream and refreshing wellness sprays, all available throughout most of the airline’s Premium and Economy cabins.WestJet recently celebrated the launch of its third transatlantic Dreamliner flightearlier this month, between Calgary and Dublin. It also launched 787-0 flights between Calgary-Paris and Calgary-London (Gatwick). Tags: Boeing 787, Dreamliner, WestJet Friday, June 14, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> WestJet rolls out Canadian-made amenities following Dreamliner launchcenter_img Travelweek Group Share Posted bylast_img read more