Two winning tickets for Saturday nights 5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO — Two winning tickets were sold — one in British Columbia and the other in the Prairies — for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.Each ticket is worth $2.5 million.Meanwhile, the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Quebec.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on April 10 will once again be approximately $5 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

Jane Goodall Reflects On 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki Bombings

first_imgLast week marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall reflected on the event that effectively ended World War II, and the lasting effects it has had on society today.“It is desperately important that we remember our human crimes during this, the 70th anniversary of these bombings,” she wrote. “That we reflect with sadness, and feel shame for the suffering that was inflicted on hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. That we make a vow to do anything we can to prevent such a horror from ever happening again, and that we educate the young so that they understand why this is so important.“We should think also of those who were injured, exposed to radiation, affected by cancers as a result of all the tests that were carried out to develop these weapons, especially those tests that took place on the Marshall Islands.Let us be joined, in our prayers and thoughts, as we urge the leaders of all nations to pledge that they will never, in any circumstance, authorise the deployment of nuclear bombs.”To read Jane Goodall’s full post, visit JaneGoodall.org.last_img read more

Former vicepresident Al Gores antipipeline tweet irritates Alberta premier

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is shrugging off a tweet by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore that slams Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and calls the province’s oilsands dirty.Remarks like that are having an ever-shrinking impact, Notley said.“When those kinds of comments are made and they clearly demonstrate a lack of understanding about the overall issue and all the facts, I just think it’s starting to fall on a larger and larger number of deaf ears,” Notley said Friday at the grand opening of a new maternity unit at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary.Gore tweeted Thursday that he stands with B.C. Premier John Horgan, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and all Canadians — including First Nations — opposed to the project.“The Kinder Morgan pipeline carrying dirty tarsands oil would be a step backward in our efforts to solve the climate crisis,” he wrote, along with the #stopKM hashtag.Tarsands is a term favoured by industry opponents.Notley said public opinion polls are showing growing support for the $7.4-billion project, which would triple the amount of crude shipped from the Edmonton area to B.C.’s lower mainland along an existing pipeline route.“We’re also seeing… previously less vocal people come forward now, saying ‘No no, this is good. We do need to stand up for this. We do need to make our voices heard.’”Opposition United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney called Gore’s remark “an inconvenient lie from a jet-setting millionaire.”“While the USA & OPEC countries ship more oil, this hypocrite who owns multiple mansions & flies private jets wants to landlock Canadian oil,” Kenney tweeted Thursday. “Canadians have had enough of your campaign of double standards & defamation.”Notley reiterated Friday that she’s confident talks aimed at getting construction of the pipeline expansion back on track will be successful before a May 31 deadline.Alberta and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government are in discussions with the company to strike a joint financial arrangement to ensure the project gets built. Trudeau’s government approved expansion of the Trans Mountain line in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it.Last month, Kinder Morgan stopped all non-essential spending on the project and said it wants assurances by the end of this month that the expansion can proceed.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

Top UN rights body adopts resolutions on DPR of Korea Turkmenistan and

Heading into the final week of its annual session, the UN’s top human rights body yesterday rejected a European Union-backed motion condemning persistent restrictions on civil liberties and continuing human rights violations in the Sudan. Defeating the resolution by a vote of 26 against to 24 in favour, with three abstentions, the Commission effectively closed out the mandate of its Special Rapporteur on the situation in the Sudan, which would have been extended by one year had the text been approved.Following the vote, some of the Commission’s member States said the draft resolution did not sufficiently credit the Sudanese Government for well-intentioned efforts and progress achieved in the field of human rights. A representative of Sudan said seven agreements recently had been concluded between the Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which had settled almost 90 per cent of the issues between them. It appeared the sponsors of the text insisted on “completely neglecting” that tremendous effort and the significant progress achieved towards peace and development in the county. In other action, the Commission expressed deep concern at the “precarious” human rights situation in the DPRK, characterized by “widespread” abuses, such as torture and public executions, as well as “all-pervasive and severe” restrictions on freedom of thought and expression. Although the Commission approved the resolution by a vote of 28 in favour to 10 against, with 14 abstentions, several members called the text “selective,” with “exaggerated” language counterproductive to improving the overall situation in DPRK. The Commission also condemned Turkmenistan’s rights record, passing a resolution accusing it of torture and other abuses following an attempt on the president’s life last year. Voting 23 to 14 – with 16 abstentions – the Commission approved an EU-backed text that accused the Central Asian state of arbitrary detentions and arrests, harassment and forced displacement, as well as persistent “repression of all political opposition activities.” After the vote, several members said Turkmenistan had fallen victim to the Commission’s practice of targeting certain developing countries for violations while offering no positive strategies on the way forward. The resolution on Myanmar was approved without a vote, with the Commission welcoming the freedom of movement within the country enjoyed by the leader of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and citing several other instances of progress. It did, however, call on the Government to fulfil its obligations to restore the judicial independence and due process of law, and to take further steps to reform the system of administration of justice. A representative of Myanmar called the text biased and “fundamentally flawed,” stressing that efforts by the country’s delegation to make the draft more constructive and less accusatory had not been accepted.By a roll-call vote on a motion proposed by South Africa on behalf of the African Group, the Commission decided, by a ballot of 28 in favour to 24 against, with 1 abstention, not to take action on a draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Zimbabwe. Under the text, it would have expressed deep concern at continuing violations of human rights by the Government of Zimbabwe and would have decided to request the Special Rapporteurs on torture, and on summary or arbitrary executions, among others, to consider carrying out missions to examine alleged human rights violations. read more

Greek college student gets uni scholarship

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram St George College student, and 2012 and 2010 Dux of the College, Alexandra Papanikolaou, has been awarded the University of Adelaide Principals’ Scholarship in 2013 as she embarks on her double degree in law and health science at university this year. The 17-year-old student had no idea she had been nominated by her principal Dr George Panagopoulos; and a fortnight after finding out she was nominated she was told she was the recipient of the award. She says the $5000 scholarship will help her with the financial side of university such as fees and books. Papanikolaou has been a student of St George College all her life and says attending a Greek Orthodox College has given her an added feel of community, and sense of belonging which made it helpful for her to achieve her scholastic goals. But also thanks her family, especially her yiayia. “Yiayia also helped a lot, we would go to her house after school and she would cook for us, and sustain us, and support us a lot, and my mum would sacrifice a lot of her time just so she could stay home and keep me company while I was studying,” she said adding all her family and friends supported the student along the way. A believer in hard work, Papanikolaou’s advice to younger students is to “try as hard as you possibly can, and stay dedicated” and always study and concentrate in class. “The reward in the end is one of the best feelings you could describe in your short teenage life,” she says.last_img read more

Rebetika at The Retreat returns

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Rebetika is often called the Greek blues since, like the blues, it grew out of an urban subculture and reflected the harsh realities of an oppressed subculture’s lifestyle. Stories of love, loss, drugs, and refugees are told through the rebetika songs, which convey a storm of emotion.Join Achilles Yiangoulli, Nick Koutsaliotis, Con Kalamaras and Illias Chatziemmanouil every fortnight at The Retreat Hotel (280 Sydney Road) in Brunswick, and experience the unique Greek blues.The live performances will take place every second Friday from 9.00pm until midnight.For more information visit the event’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/343545259187832/last_img read more

DNA Test Identifies Mysterious Midwestern Mammal

first_img The hunt for Bigfoot continues after a large wooly animal shot and killed last month in Montana was identified.DNA from the creature—shot legally by a rancher near Denton, Mont.—was tested by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forensic lab against thousands of samples from wolves, coyotes, and dogs.“The conclusion was clear,” according to Montana’s Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) division. “This animal is a gray wolf from the Northern Rocky Mountains.”As reported in May, the canid came within several hundred yards of the unnamed rancher’s livestock when it was shot dead.Originally assumed to be a wolf, the mysterious mutt garnered interest among wildlife officials and the public; social media was quick to pronounce the animal as everything from a hybrid dog to the mythical Stark direwolves.Rather than blindly guess (or take the people’s word for it), FWP sent the carcass off to have tissue samples collected and analyzed. Less than a month later, the lab’s results are in.Close-up of its paw (via Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks)The gray wolf (Canis lupus)—also known as the timber wolf and western wolf—is the largest surviving member of its family; it is distinguished from other species by its larger size and less pointed features, specifically on the ears and muzzle.Which might explain some of the initial confusion about the animal, based on its condition and photos showing short legs and big ears.Physical variations aren’t unusual for animals, according to Mary Curtis, geneticist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.“Within species there can be variability that’s not surprising at all,” she said in a statement published by FWP.The wolf was a non-lactating female, which means she didn’t have a litter of pups. (So at least there’s not a pack of furry little cubs missing their mom.) Estimated between two and three years old, she measured 45 inches from tip of the nose to the rump, and weighed 84.5 lbs.Wolves are no stranger to Montana: Population estimates suggest there are some 900 wolves in the state, which continues to exceed its wolf recovery goals.Property owners in Montana have legal authority to shoot wolves they feel may be a threat to their livestock.For more on DNA testing visit our sister site PCMag for their complete round-up and recommendations.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target We Now Know the DNA of GuacamoleDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later last_img read more

Geek Daily Deals 100 off Newest Apple iPad 5999 Jaybird X3 Wireless

first_imgSome Best Buy Black Friday Deals Go Live TodayBest Buy’s Black Friday preview ad just launched, and much like last year, the vendor has decided to push some of their deals live early. Below are the best ones:WD EasyStore 4TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $79.99WD EasyStore 10TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $179.99SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB Micro SDXC Card for $19.99SanDisk Ultra 512GB Solid State Drive for $69.99Logitech Orion Spectrum G910 Mechanical RGB Keyboard for $89.99 Panasonic Arc5 Men’s Electric Razor for $99.99This is the lowest price I’ve seen for Panasonic’s best shaver.Get it from Amazon for $99.99 Jabra Elite 65t Alexa Enabled True Wireless Earbuds for $119.99This is a Black Friday deal that has gone live early and normally sells for $170. These are Jabra’s equivalent to the diminutive Apple AirPods. It is completely wire-free, works flawlessly with Android phones, and has a charging case that extends use from 5 hours to 15 hours.Get it on Amazon for $119.99 $100 off Latest Generation Apple iPad 128GB, Now $329.99This is a Black Friday deal that has gone live early. Take $100 off the latest generation Apple iPad with Apple Pencil support, and get free 2-day shipping. You probably won’t find a better price than this on Black Friday.Get it at Walmart for $329.99 with Free 2-Day ShippingApple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB (Newest Gen) for $274.99 Jaybird X3 In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones for $59.99This is a Black Friday deal that has gone live early and is by far the lowest price ever. The Jaybirds are considered sports headphones because (1) the in-ear earbuds and ear hugging fins provide a secure fit and (2) the rugged construction and hyrophobic nanocoating keep it safe from the rigors of your workout. They can last up to 8 hours, and a quick 15-minute charge will give you an additional hour of playtime.Get it at Best Buy for $59.99last_img read more

TCI under Hurricane Warning

first_img Related Items:matthew bearing down on jamaica and hispaniola, residents need to get ready for storm, tci under hurricane warning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 3, 2016 – The Turks and Caicos is under Hurricane Warning as slow moving, powerful, category four hurricane Matthew makes his way north now bringing daunting reports for regional countries like Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and the TCI.   Matthew’s winds are decreased this morning, at 130mph and forward speed is up a notch at 6mph – still he remains at Cat4 storm.Updates continue from the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies and led to a rush to grocery stores yesterday to fill up on food supplies; we should be getting enough for three days at least.  Notices went out that sand bags are available at the TCI Red Cross and District Commissioners offices and with the help of the DECR, can be filled up with beach sand.Two government sponsored flights from Jamaica brought students studying in JA home, only three, including Olympian Delano Williams opted not to journey back on the interCaribbean Airways flights this past Saturday.The eastern quadrant of category four Hurricane Matthew is where the rain is and countries like Haiti are forecast to get as much as 40 inches of rain; it is forecast that the TCI will get 8 inches of rain. Another forecast says, the Turks and Caicos could see a 6-8 foot storm surge.  Effects of the storm are forecast to impact the Turks and Caicos by late Tuesday.  Later this morning, DDME Director, Dr Virginia Clerveaux will bring Magnetic Media and all media up to speed on what is happening as it relates to shelters, schools, flood plans and more.last_img read more

San Diego Air Space Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 9 landing

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Air & Space Museum will kick off its yearlong 50 Years of Apollo celebration today with an event commemorating the Apollo 9 spacecraft’s splashdown landing.Apollo 9 was the first of four Apollo flights in 1969, including the Apollo 11 mission that touched down on the moon in July of that year. The mission was the country’s third manned spaceflight during the Apollo program, lasting 10 days in low Earth orbit.According to the Air & Space Museum, Cmdr. James McDivitt and pilots David Scott and Rusty Schweickart — Apollo 9’s three crew members — and flight directors Gerry Griffin and Gene Kranz are expected to attend the event.“Anyone and everyone who remembers NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo legacy space programs will want to be here for this incredible evening commemorating one of America’s finest achievements,” said museum President and CEO Jim Kidrick. March 13, 2019 Updated: 9:11 PM San Diego Air & Space Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 9 landing KUSI Newsroom, center_img Posted: March 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Several dead in US attack on Syria Local governor

first_imgIn this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. AFPThe US military strike on a Syrian airbase has caused several deaths, said the governor of Homs province where the Shayrat base is located.”There are martyrs, but we don’t yet know the number either of martyrs or of wounded,” Talal Barazi told AFP by telephone.last_img

Here are the games that will launch with the Nintendo 3DS

first_imgThe American launch of Nintendo’s much anticipated 3DS handheld is a little over a month away, set to debut on March 27th. A new console’s only as good as its game library, though, and what we’ve been missing up until now is an officially sanctioned and comprehensive list of launch titles. This morning, we’re in luck: Nintendo has just confirmed its launch day line-up of 18 Nintendo 3DS games, including three first party titles: Nintendogs + Cats (the follow-up to the popular DS launch title Nintendogs), submarine sim Steel Diver and Pilotwings Resort.In addition, Nintendo has confirmed the following third-party titles as available at launch.Super Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition from CAPCOMThe Sims™ 3 from EAMadden NFL Football from EA SPORTSPro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.LEGO® Star Wars® III: The Clone Wars™ from LucasArts™RIDGE RACER® 3D from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.Super Monkey Ball™ 3D from SEGABUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE™ from Square-Enix, Inc.SAMURAI WARRIORS®: Chronicles from TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp.Asphalt™ 3D from UBISOFTCombat of Giants™: Dinosaurs 3D from UBISOFTRayman® 3D from UBISOFTTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars from UBISOFT If none of those titles catch your eye, Nintendo’s also promising more than 30 new titles to follow before June, including Nintendo’s own Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Starfox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and a new installment in the Mario Kart series.All titles will be priced at $39.99.Read more at Slashgearlast_img read more

Once Upon a Time Reginas past comes back for revenge

first_img Once Upon a Time’s Finale Was Everything We Loved About an Imperfect ShowHenry Screws Everything Up Again on Once Upon a Time Stay on target Season six of Once Upon a Time is switching up their formula, and last night, they gave us a glimpse of how they’re planning to do that. Probably the most obvious change is the addition of characters from The Land of Untold Stories. Instead of only mining Disney movies for new characters and storylines, the writers have turned their metaphorical picks on the public domain.The inclusion of these characters does more for this season than adding some new flashback opportunities. These stories don’t necessarily have to end happily. Henry explains in this episode that, as he has a new book, he should have realized “the sequel is always more complicated than the original.” There’s a reason people go to The Land of Untold Stories: They don’t want their stories finished.Regina (Lana Parrilla) addresses the people from The Land of Untold Stories. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)The main focus of season six’s second episode, “A Bitter Draught,” was on The Count of Monte Cristo. While Regina, now fully sans-evil, is trying to convince Storybrooke’s new arrivals that she’s going to help them, the count walks into Granny’s diner. After he leaves a cryptic letter addressed to Snow White and Prince Charming, Regina reveals that way back in her Evil Queen days; she hired the count to get revenge on them. Is it time for a flashback? I think it’s time for a flashback.We jump back to The Count of Monte Cristo carrying out the first stage of his elaborate revenge. After killing the man who had wrongfully imprisoned him, he meets the Evil Queen, who offers him a list of all the men who betrayed him. Obviously, that would make his revenge scheme much simpler. In exchange, she wants him to turn his talents to Snow White and Prince Charming.The Evil Queen offers The Count of Monte Cristo (Craig Horner) a deal. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Just as he’s about to slip some poison in their wine, he sees their handmaid, who reminds him so much of his murdered fiance that he can’t bring himself to poison Snow and Charming. He tells Rumplestiltskin what happened, because, for whatever reason, people keep trusting that guy. Rumplestiltskin reveals that for his plan to work, the one that brought everyone to Storybrooke, to begin with, he needs Snow and Charming alive. And to make sure the Count isn’t tempted to interfere, he poisons the handmaid and offers the Count a way to stop it: Go to The Land of Untold Stories.Now, we find out that it’s more than just a name. In The Land of Untold Stories, stories literally stop being told. Characters there are essentially in holding patterns. For most of them, there’s a reason they’re there. They don’t want their stories to be told. For the Count, as long as he and the handmaid are there, the poison won’t reach her heart, and she’ll live.Of course, now that everyone from The Land of Untold Stories has been dragged into Storybrooke, the poison started back up again. Regina and Henry discover her body and the Evil Queen reveals herself to be not nearly as dead as Regina thought. Worse than that, she now holds The Count of Monte Cristo’s heart and is forcing him to attack Snow and Charming.The Count of Monte Cristo and Regina engage in swordfight. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Regina rushes to save them, and after a fun old-fashioned sword fight on the docks, Regina ends up killing the count to save Snow and Charming. The Evil Queen’s intentions are now revealed. Since Regina didn’t find a way to save everyone, she can’t be a hero. She still has darkness in her. The Evil Queen plans to unearth everyone’s untold stories and watch the town tear itself apart.Things certainly aren’t being helped by Emma or Charming. Emma has started going to talk to Dr. Hopper about her recurring dream that ends in her death. He recommends she tell her family about it and, this being Once Upon a Time, of course, she doesn’t. Since she doesn’t see Regina anywhere in the dream, she thinks Regina will be the one to kill her and therefore is keeping the whole thing a secret from everyone. Did she learn nothing from past seasons?Charming meanwhile is being toyed with by the Evil Queen. She leaves him a Count-of-Monte-Cristo-style envelope containing a button from his father, who died in a drunk carting accident. She implies that it wasn’t really an accident and that Charming has his own story he doesn’t want told. Charming, of course, pretends like nothing is wrong and keeps the secret from his family. Seriously, I think all the memory wipes over the years have done permanent brain damage to these people.Charming (Josh Dallas), having learned nothing from past seasons, lets the Evil Queen manipulate him. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)A Bitter Draught managed to set up the season’s main conflict and hint at things to come while remaining a genuinely fun episode that moved the story along. Yes, characters make mindbogglingly stupid decisions, but if you’re still watching after this long, you know that’s part of the fun. It wouldn’t be a true Once Upon a Time season without at least one outburst of yelling at the screen. If this show can keep up this pace, we’re on track for a pretty spectacular season. Minus the Evil Queen trying to sleep with Rumplestiltskin. That’s just weird.last_img read more

Famous Feynman lectures put online with free access

first_img © 2014 Phys.org Feynman was known in the physics community for his work in several areas, particularly quantum electrodynamics, particle physics and superfluidy—he also came up with a way to pictorially diagram mathematical equations, which became known as Feynman diagrams. He also was part of the team that worked on the atomic bomb project and shared a Nobel Prize with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger in 1965. To the rest of the world, however, Feynman was a bona fide scientist celebrity, sought out for his opinions and observations as new science discoveries or problems appeared. In later years he was a member of the panel that looked into the cause of the first space shuttle disaster. He achieved his fame through serious science, good looks and personality—some journalists began calling him a rock-star physicist for his ability to capture the attention of listeners and to hold on to them as he made complex topics seem understandable by the masses.From 1961 to 1963, Feynman gave a series of lectures at Caltech, from the point of view, as he described it “that you, the reader, are going to be a physicist. This is not necessarily the case of course, but that is what every professor in every subject assumes!” His lectures became so popular that higher level students began signing up and established scientists occasionally dropped in to listen as well. He soon became known as “The Great Explainer” cementing his name in popular lore. In 1964, Feynman along with Leighton and Sands published a textbook based on Feynman’s lectures—over time it became what has been described as the most popular physics textbook ever published. And now, it is being made available online for free for computer and smart device users—it’s even been specially formatted to allow all users to view both math formulas and diagrams. Explore further Citation: Famous Feynman lectures put online with free access (2014, September 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-famous-feynman-online-free-access.html 3 Questions: Why Richard Feynman’s lectures still mesmerize More information: www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/ Feynman (center) with Robert Oppenheimer (right) relaxing at a Los Alamos social function during the Manhattan Project. Credit: Public Domain (Phys.org) —Back in the early sixties, physicist Richard Feynman gave a series of lectures on physics to first year students at Caltech—those lectures were subsequently put into print and made into text books, authored by Feynman, Robert Leighton and Matthew Sands—and now they’ve been formatted for the web and put online with free access for anyone who chooses to experience them. Titled, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, they have been divided into three volumes: “mainly mechanics, radiation and heat,” “mainly electromagnetism and matter” and “quantum mechanics.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Illegal gay cure therapy in Ecuador beats and rapes patients

first_imgScores of unlicensed gay cure therapies in Ecuador beat and rape LGBTI people to rid them of their homosexuality.Disguised as rehab clinics, local rights groups say the practice still goes on, despite homosexuality being legal since 1997. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Cayetana Salao from LGBTI rights group Taller de Comunicacion Mujer, said: ‘It’s a reality,’ reports Thomson Reuters Foundation.‘Corrective therapy, in mostly private and clandestine alcohol and drug addiction clinics, continues in Ecuador,’ she said.Photo: vesselthefilm / FlickrThe practice gained international attention in 2012, after the clinics first emerged. It was going on for almost 10 years before any international outcry.As a result, All Out and Change.org campaigned for their immediate outlaw. The petitions garnered 178,000 signatures and then 207 clinics across the country closed down.‘Force-feeding, beatings and corrective rape’But the practice still continues in illegal underground rehab centres, or gay conversion ‘mafia’. Most patients entering the gay cure therapies are lesbians, committed by parents or other family members.Upon their escape, detainees detailed human rights abuses including electroshock therapy and raping by men.Last year, photo artist Paula Paredes created a collection focusing on the epidemic, entitled Until You Change. She said: ‘Imprisoned against their will, those interned are subject to emotional and physical torture, through force-feeding, beatings and corrective rape.’Photo: © Paola ParedesParedes interviewed people who had experienced the gay cure therapies firsthand.She said: ‘These images allow us to see what was never meant to be seen.‘The perversion of pills and prayer books; the regime of forced femininity in make-up, short skirts and high heels; torture by rope or rubber gloves; the specter of “corrective” rape.’She also said: ‘A significant part of Ecuador’s population does not speak openly about it. If they do, it is with a sense of shame, mockery and abnormality. This prevents society from becoming tolerant and accepting of the LGBTI population.’Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/illegal-gay-cure-therapy-ecuador-beats-rapes-patients/last_img read more

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