First Nation basketball tournament bans player because of bloodlines

first_imgAPTN National NewsA First Nation basketball tournament in British Columbia is being criticized for not allowing a player to compete.It has nothing to do with his age or team.Josiah Wilson was born in Haiti and adopted by a First Nations family.Chris Stewart brings us his story. [email protected]last_img

In the quest of perfection

first_imgThe exhibition titled A tryst with Divinity that is on in the Capital is a photographic tribute to India’s magnificent landscapes by Sharat Sharma. Sharma is the Director Operations of Delhi Metro.The artiste believes that only two things matter …one is your positivity, when you have nothing and the second one is your humility, when you have everything!An engineer by profession, photography for Sharma began as a hobby and gradually grew into a passion, as he deployed his analytical skills to capture and reproduce the magic of nature’s sublime beauty, in all its unpredictable forms. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’He discovers inner peace and tranquillity in the solitude and pristine beauty of the rugged mountains, the plains, the rivers and the forests. The thunderstorms, torrential rains and cloudy skies taught him patience and inspired him to excel in his quest for perfection.The urge to explore the lesser travelled paths have led him to remote areas in India and abroad. He says, ‘I believe that India is truly blessed and our landscapes are at par with the best in the world. Someday it would be easier for the common man to travel to these divine locations, to experience the true beauty of India’. Where: The Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road When:On till 31 October (11 am – 7 pm)last_img read more

Obama Heads to Silicon Valley to Discuss Hacking Threats With CEOs

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters 3 min read February 13, 2015center_img President Barack Obama will meet with chief executive officers on Friday at a summit in Silicon Valley held by the White House that aims to build support for beefing up cyber security laws in the wake of massive hacks at Target Corp, Sony Corp and Anthem Inc.Obama will make the case that the private sector and government need to do more to share data about cyber threats in a speech before a crowd of more than 1,000 people from corporations as well as privacy and civil liberties advocates.”By getting this right, businesses and people around the world will continue to want to store data with American companies, do business with American retailers, bank with American firms and carry around American smartphones and other devices,” Jeff Zients, director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters.Obama will give a speech at 11:20 a.m. PST (1820 GMT).He will also meet privately with a small group of business leaders, part of an effort to mend fences with tech companies still angry over damage to their businesses when government surveillance practices were exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.Upset about the lack of reforms to those practices, the CEOS of Google Inc, Facebook Inc and Yahoo Inc are not attending the Stanford conference. But Apple Inc’s chief executive, Tim Cook, will give an address.A long roster of other CEOs will attend, including those from Bank of America, American International Group and Visa.Obama is set to sign an executive order aimed at encouraging companies to share more cyber threat data with the government and each other.And he will urge Congress to pass legislation that would offer liability protection to companies sharing cyber threat data.”I think a lot of companies are still uneasy about jumping into the debate now,” said Michael Gottlieb, a former associate White House counsel for Obama.”Unless more work is done to give a lot of these companies greater comfort, they may not be as enthusiastic about supporting those bills, so you may not get the level of Republican support that you need as a result,” said Gottlieb, who now specializes in data privacy and cyber security law at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in Washington, D.C.On the flip side, privacy and consumer rights advocates want to make sure companies are held accountable for data breaches that could have been averted, Gottlieb noted.(Additional reporting by Joseph Menn, Jim Finkle and Warren Strobel; Writing by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Leslie Adler)last_img read more