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Delta obliged to take Canadianbuilt C Series unless contract renegotiated USITC

By on October 17, 2019

first_imgMONTREAL – The U.S. trade agency that handed Bombardier Inc. a big victory last month says Delta Air Lines could still import C Series from Canada.The American carrier has said it will delay deliveries until the planes they ordered are built at an Airbus and Bombardier C Series assembly line that will be set up in Alabama.However, the U.S. International Trade Commission says Delta is contractually obligated to take delivery of the planes from Canada unless the deal is renegotiated.“We find that Delta might indeed import at least some, if not all, of the CS100s due to be delivered pending any renegotiation of the terms of its contract with Bombardier,” said a 194-page report issued late Wednesday.Bombardier declined to comment on the report, saying it will take “the necessary time to digest its content before making any comment.”Commissioners voted unanimously Jan. 26 that the C Series hasn’t caused Boeing material harm even though the Department of Commerce concluded that the planes are sold in the U.S. at less than fair value and are subsidized by the Canadian government.The ruling means the anti-dumping and countervailing duties totalling 292.21 per cent that were imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce won’t be applied.In its report spelling reasons for its decision, commissioners said they concluded that Boeing didn’t lose revenues from United or Delta sales campaigns because it didn’t offer a competitive product.It also said C Series imports and prices for the aircraft won’t significantly depress prices for Boeing planes or spur demand for more imports.Part of its argument centres on evidence — though much of the numerical details have been blacked out in the report — that there is no evidence of imminent C Series purchases in the U.S.The commission noted there has been no sales momentum for C Series in the U.S. since the Delta order, with no carrier signing purchase deals.The USITC also rejected Boeing’s claim that the C Series imperilled its 737 Max 7 program, which hasn’t received any orders since 2013.“The program’s commercial performance largely reflects the up-gauging trend among U.S. airlines and Boeing’s success at selling larger, more profitable single-aisle (aircraft).”The commission added that it is obliged not to determine a threat based on “mere conjecture or supposition.”The report was released a day before Bombardier is to disclose its fourth-quarter and full-year results.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

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KIEFER SUTHERLAND GETS VULNERABLE AND PERSONAL WITH RECKLESS ME TOUR

By on October 15, 2019

first_img“I made the terrible miscalculation that if I had 35 years of experience onstage and in front of the camera, that that would somehow help me in live performance musically,” Sutherland, 52, said in a phone interview from a tour stop in Pittsburgh.“The terrible miscalculation is that the songs are very personal and I’m saying things that I normally would never, ever have said in an interview, let alone to 500 strangers in a bar…. It took 20 shows to get to a place where I felt really comfortable about doing that.”Among the personal songs is the title track, which reflects on both himself and his days as a team roper on the rodeo circuit in the 1990s.“It was really a wonderful time in my life, and one of the things that I really enjoyed was packing up from one rodeo, loading up your horses in the tack and just driving through the night to the next one, and all the excitement of what that next town might bring,” Sutherland recalled.“So I started writing a song about that, and this horse that I had, Reckless. And before I knew it, I couldn’t figure out if I was writing about the horse or if I was writing about this part of my own personality that I’ve had to try to keep in check and can be a bit reckless. So while I’m telling that story in the show, I say to the audience, ‘It’s up to you to decide.”‘Swinging up into Canada tomorrow to start the Canadian leg of our tour. So excited to finish in Vancouver and see some old friends. Hope to see you out there too. pic.twitter.com/g70ci1yg6A— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) July 3, 2019The 10-song “Reckless & Me” is the followup to Sutherland’s 2016 debut album, “Down In A Hole.”His signature raspy vocals and guitar playing are backed by four other band members on tour: guitar player Austin Vallejo, bass player Joseph De La O, drummer Jess Calcaterra, and multi-instrumentalist Phil Parlapiano.Tour stops have included Riga, Moscow and Helsinki, where Sutherland opened for Muse for stadium audiences — a much bigger showcase than his usual crowd of about 500 to 1,000.The Canadian tour will also hit Saskatoon (July 6), Edmonton (July 7), Calgary (July 8), Kelowna, B.C. (July 9), Vancouver (July 10), Ottawa (August 23) and Montreal (August 24).The son of actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland said he didn’t catch the musical bug from his family but rather the violin lessons his mother made him take when he was young.He’s “acutely aware of the stigma of an actor doing music” but has found audiences drop their preconceived notions when they come to his shows.“I think I’ve finally got to a point in my life where, A: I’ve felt my songs had something to say, and B: if someone is going to make fun of me for it, if I can’t take that at this point, then that’s on me,” said Sutherland, whose films include “Stand by Me,” “The Lost Boys” and “Flatliners.”“And yet the reality of what has happened is very different than that. I felt like that when we started, and I think that maybe is a little more cynical than it needed to be. The audiences that we’ve had have been extraordinary and incredibly generous, not only with their time but their energy.” Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter TORONTO — When Kiefer Sutherland starts touring Canada for his country-rock album “Reckless & Me” this week, audiences will see a vulnerable side that he admits took some getting used to sharing.The Toronto-raised “24” and “Designated Survivor” star says the highlight for him on the tour, which hits Winnipeg on Thursday after performances in Europe and the U.S., has been connecting with fans in intimate venues by explaining what he was going through when writing his songs.But it also had the Golden Globe winner feeling exposed in a way he didn’t anticipate in the beginning, he said, noting he’d previously been able to hide behind his onscreen characters. Sutherland said he’s approaching his music career “one show at a time” with “no agenda” and no plans “to sell a billion records” or play stadiums.He also has no plans to give up acting, he said, noting he juggles both his career onscreen and onstage simultaneously. He even toured with his band during his days off from shooting “Designated Survivor” in Toronto.“I’m an actor to the death, it’s the thing that I really love,” Sutherland said. “This is another way to tell the story and on a more personal level, and I love playing with this band, so that’s why we keep doing it.“But I haven’t had a day off in quite some time. Most of the days off from ‘Designated Survivor’ were used either making the second record or touring with it and that’s a choice I’ve made. I would much rather be doing this than anything else. So I have no intention of not working as an actor. If I’m allowed, I’ll do that until the day I die.”By Victoria Ahearn ~ The Canadian Press LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: When Kiefer Sutherland, shown in a handout photo, starts touring Canada for his country-rock album “Reckless & Me” this week, audiences will see a vulnerable side that he admits took some getting used to. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO Advertisementlast_img read more

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The Latest Macrons government may face noconfidence vote

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgPARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local):1 p.m.French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no-confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron’s government amid growing protests and fears of violence.The Socialist Party, far-left Defiant France and the Communist Party are setting aside their divisions and promising to submit the request to the lower house of parliament, or National Assembly, on Monday. The assembly would hold a no-confidence motion within 48 hours of the request.The left-wing parties alone don’t have nearly enough votes to bring down the government, since Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move party has a strong majority in the 577-seat house. But they are trying to attract support from other opposition forces.The move is a new swipe at Macron and his government, dramatically weakened by weeks of “yellow vest” protests.The government is trying to calm tensions but with little success. The transport minister met Thursday with truckers’ unions but they maintained their promise to go on strike Sunday.___9:50 a.m.Paris police and store owners are bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron’s surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest.Police unions and local authorities are holding emergency meetings Thursday to strategize — while disparate groups of protesters are sharing plans on social networks and chat groups.After the worst rioting in Paris in decades last weekend, many shops and restaurants in the centre of the capital are expected to shut down Saturday, fearing a repeat of the violence.Macron on Wednesday agreed to abandon the fuel tax hike, but protesters’ demands have now expanded to other issues.Protesting students are disrupting schools and universities Thursday, and drivers are still blocking roads around France, now demanding broader tax cuts and government aid.4?¸??:?:w??:??The Associated Presslast_img read more

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VP Naidu holds talks with Costa Rica President, seeks investment from Costa Rican companies

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgSan Jose (Costa Rica): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has met President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada and held “fruitful” discussions on a range of issues, including cross border terrorism, and new areas of collaboration that hold potential to boost the bilateral ties. Vice President Naidu, who became the first Indian on Friday to receive an honorary doctorate by the University of Peace founded by the United Nations, also invited the Costa Rican companies to invest in India and benefit from high returns. “President of Costa Rica Carlos Quesada and I have had fruitful and cordial exchanges covering a range of areas of mutual interest. Based on our fruitful exchanges, we are confident that our mutual efforts will open up new and innovative vistas for deepening ongoing engagement between both countries,” Naidu said. “India is a peace loving country but has been a target of terrorism from across our border for the last few decades. We discussed in detail the menace of terrorism and the need to fight in one voice against individuals & terrorist groups engaged in terrorist activities,” the Vice President’s office said in a tweet. Naidu, who met president Quesada at the Casa Presidenical in San Jose on Friday, said there were many new areas of cooperation for the two countries to take their bilateral relations to new heights. He said the Costa Rican strengths that India would want to take advantage of include eco tourism, clean transport, education and to have zero carbon emission economy by 2021. “Indian strengths that Costa Rica can benefit from include space and biotechnology, Renewable Energy including solar, pharmaceuticals, ICT particularly eGovernance, hydroelectric generators and power plant equipment, farm machinery & skill upgradation, railway construction,” Naidu said. “Costa Rica is the largest economy in Central America. Costa Rican companies are invited to invest in and benefit from the fastest growing large economy. Current bilateral trade volumes between both countries are to the tune of USD 200 million,” he said. Terming Costa Rica as an “important partner” of India, Naidu said the two countries shared “close and cordial” ties based on their shared commitment to the pursuit of democracy, pluralism, multiculturalism, freedom of Press and equitable human rights. The two countries also exchanged memorandum of understanding on waiving visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders and the signing of the Letter of Intent to collaborate in the field of Biotechnology. “India & Costa Rica could collaborate in various aspects of skill development such as Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy. 50 per cent of Costa Rican population is less than 25 years. We could share our experiences in skilling, training and capacity building,” Naidu said. Naidu is in Costa Rica as part of his two-nation trip to Paraguay and the Central American country.last_img read more

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King Mohammed VI Calls for New Development Model, Accountable Civil Service

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Rabat – King Mohammed VI sent a rousing message to participants in the National Forum on Senior Civil Service on Tuesday. The text, which put innovation and practical solution proposals at the heart of modern public administration, reaffirmed the King’s “new development model”, his vision of a more “efficient” civil service, calling upon participants to uphold principles of integrity and fairness, and ensure accountability in Moroccan public service.As senior officials in the country’s public service, the King told participants, they play a central and key role in helping the country face emerging challenges, and have a solemn obligation to not only meet the growing and varying needs of Moroccan population, but to also make sure that the country’s public administration is in line with the demands and requirements of new realities. “Government agencies, at both central and local levels, are at a crossroads today. This means civil servants are expected to be actively involved in the country’s economic and social transformation process and support public policies and development projects in the country,” the King said, later reminding participants of what the goals of such a responsive and accountable civil service should be: “The aim is to meet citizens’ growing needs, promote social justice and guarantee a dignified life for all.”The king, although critical of the inefficiency and lack of “practical” proposals, which have been major problems in Morocco’s public administration, took the conference’s theme- Restructuring the Senior Civil Service – as an opportunity to reaffirm his unwavering faith in the existing human competence, while calling participants’ attention on the need to reform government services by ensuring an “optimal use of human resources.”In the face of new and emerging challenges, the King said, restructuring senior civil service is “an urgent matter” that will entail “upgrading performance”, improving available human resources, and promoting a “practical approach to local governance.”“What I want, in fact, is for the civil service to perform more efficiently, to be in step with the changes the country is witnessing, to adjust to global developments and to contribute to efforts to rise up to the development challenges facing our country.”While  reminding participants that his “new development model”, the blueprint for his aspirations for a more developed and confident Morocco, cannot be brought to fruition without the support of a “thoroughly and profoundly reformed civil service”, the King presented good governance as an indispensable ingredient of economic transformation, suggesting that senior civil servants-who he said “represent the elite that helps manage public affairs”-resist  corruption and be fully committed to “integrity, merit, transparency, and equal opportunity.”“The aim is to build an effective administrative model that would not only be compatible with the characteristics of the desired development model, but that would also help meet current and future needs,” the King’s message concluded, arguing that the implementation of the  new development model is dependent upon the espousal, especially by senior civil servants, of positive administrative values that uphold and foster a “result-oriented and contract-based” administrative culture, and promote “public interest, regional equity and social cohesion.” read more

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Jamie Oliver made staff sign gagging agreements as his restaurant empire crumbled

By on September 25, 2019

Jamie Oliver made staff sign gagging agreements as his restaurant empire crumbled, it has emerged.Last September, his previously successful Jamie’s Italian restaurants veered on the edge of bankruptcy, with the chef forced to inject £13 million of his own savings into the business to stop it from going bust.Earlier this year the restaurant chain, which first opened a restaurant in 2008, revealed it would close 12 sites and ask for rent cuts at 11 more as part of a CVA (company voluntary arrangement) as it struggled with debts of £71.5m. More than 600 people lost their jobs, but Mr Oliver said that he had no choice but to restructure in order to preserve the 1,600 jobs that remain.Since 2015, when he hired his brother-in-law Paul Hunt to restructure his companies, there have been many redundancies. In a new interview with the Financial Times, it has emerged that staff who were let go were expected to sign non-disclosure agreements preventing them from discussing Oliver or members of his family in public.After the impending closures of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants became public knowledge last year, many anonymous sources came out of the woodwork to lay the blame at Hunt’s door, with former staff members labeling him “an arrogant, incompetent failure.” “Everyone at the business adores Jamie and they are very sad about what has happened, but morale is at rock bottom. There have been some wonderful women made redundant. I saw how Hunt eased them out.”Another anonymous former worker added: “He always sits with his legs wide open and looks you up and down. He is testosterone central.”The only critic to go on the record was Tara Donovan, who was the managing director of Jamie Oliver Ltd from 2005 to 2015, who pointedly told the Daily Mail she had no problems with the criticism of Hunt.She said: “Well, I think everything was published that needed to be said.”Jamie Oliver has always robustly defended his brother-in-law, telling the FT that it is important to hire family as you can trust them not to steal – unlike waiters, he argued, who frequently pocket bottles of wine. 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. One senior figure told The Times at the time: “He’s running the business into the ground, and the day he resigns the staff should have a big party. He and Hunt, who aim to make the business profitable again within four years, both blame “bad leavers” for the attacks in the press – which appear to have been mostly anonymous due to gagging orders on former staff members. “Those allegations were vile, vindictive, vicious and baseless,” Hunt told the FT.“When people get made redundant from jobs they really worked hard in, there’s a lot of stress and a lot of anger and a lot of negativity. All I can honestly say is that we’ve always paid more than the standard rate of redundancy.”Jamie Oliver and his company declined to comment on the gagging orders or any other allegations. He said: “Look, Paul will step down at the right time. But there are times when you need family and you need the thorough trust that family brings. In the kind of game that we’re in — whether it’s restaurants, TV, media — there is always the risk of leakage.“When there’s dough and cash and stuff getting nicked, if it’s not customers stealing things in the toilets — and napkins — it’s staff and ingredients and bottles of wine. There’s so much leakage everywhere that it becomes normal and acceptable. When you’re genuinely trying to run some decent businesses with some good values, sometimes you’ve got to bring the family in.” read more

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Google Chrome team aware of and working on tab overload problem

By on September 21, 2019

first_imgParts of Google’s Chrome team hit up Reddit for a six-hour-long forum (known as an AMA or “Ask Me Anything”) to answer all sorts of Google-related questions. Besides the insane Internet speed at Google that we learned about, another hot topic addressed was the tabs issue that many Chrome users encounter problems with.One user asked if the “massive tab overload” problem was in Google’s test set. If you’re unfamiliar with this problem, it’s probably because you don’t have 30+ tabs open at any given time. What often happens is the speed becomes excruciatingly slow, and plugins and add-ons crash. Clearly, the solution would be to have less tabs open at a time, but this commenter wanted to know if there was some “trick/feature/workaround/usage model” that we’re not understanding.Google’s product manager, Jeff Chang, answered that they’ve “definitely been thinking about how to improve the UI and user experience when you have lots of tabs open.” Cheng said their data has shown the vast majority of users never actually have that many tabs open, but for “power users,” he said they know it’s an important issue.One commenter points out how Google was “such a huge success in the beginning because power users (geeks) love it.” He said they made it the default in all their friends computers, meaning one power user can often equal dozens of customers down the line.Google software engineer Peter Kasting said they’re working to make a multi-tab selection, so it’s easy to mass-close, reorder, or mass-move tabs between windows. They’d like to work on tab width modifications, for example, a fisheye effect, magnifier effects, etc., and have created some mock-ups, but there’s yet to be any implementation. Also, Google wants to create a “switch to tab” in the omnibox, so that typing a URL that’s already open will change th tab instead of navigating. He said it’s hard to find good solutions for when people have dozens of tabs open.Feel free to read through the plethora of comments and threads and share with us any more information you’re able to deduct. There’s a lot.Read more at Redditlast_img read more

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Nokia Lumia 920 event live coverage Lumia 820 too

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first_imgIf you’ve been looking forward to new hardware from Nokia and/or Windows Phone 8, than today is a big day for you. Nokia has a press event in NYC that is starting any minute now and Geek.com is tuned in. We’ll follow the event and drop in some coverage of the Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8, and anything else exciting that might happen.Nokia is streaming the event but they seem to be having some considerable technical difficulties Update: The stream is working now. It’s not working for us right now (and everyone pounding F5 probably isn’t helping). Mashable, The Verge, and other sites are live blogging the event if you want to follow that way.Right now Stephen Elop talk is going through how great Nokia is doing, how they are limiting data consumption for use in less developed countries, and so forth. It’s basically fluff for starting off the talk, but we’re getting some insight into different parts of Nokia’s business, like their large mapping side and Asha.And now it’s Jo Harlow to talk about the “next steps” for Nokia. What’s that? It appears to be some sort of Lumia-like handset… Yes, it’s the “Windows Phone 8 flagship” Lumia 920.What makes it the flagship? Built-in wireless charging and a Pureview camera with Carl Zeiss lens for top-notch images and video. It’ll come in black, yellow, and white, and have a 2000mAh battery.What makes the camera so good? The PureView camera is said to capture 5-10x the light of a typical smartphone camera. There is a floating lens that can stay open longer without shake, which means more light without a flash. Nokia is pushing the limit of image stabilization and “surpassing” many DSLRs in this respect.Other features include Nokia services and perks, like offline maps, Nokia Drive voice-guided navigation, indoor maps, Nokia City Lens AR information service (example: point the camera at a restaurant and it’ll give you information about it).So a great camera, great location services… what else? There is the PureMotion HD+ display. That means better-than-HD resolution and a high refresh rate. That display, by the way, is a 4.5-inch curved glass one that works well outdoors, even in sunlight thanks to Nokia’s ClearBlack polarized displays…. which were improved for the Nokia 920.The battery is 2000mAh, the largest Nokia has ever used in a phone. It works with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor for its efficiency and power.There is also wireless charging with the “fatboy recharge pillow” and other wireless charging devices. The handset uses the Qi wireless charging standard. After today Qi wireless charging plates will make their way to the Virgin Atlantic clubhouse in Heathrow Airport (what??) and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shops. Nokia is working on other partnerships like this and wants to “turboboost” Qi wireless charging adoption.Now Joe Belfiore from Microsoft is up and it’s time to talk about Windows Phone 8. He is going to talk over some details but it will largely be a recap of what we already know about Windows Phone 8 (the mobile OS will have its own launch event).Right now JB is customizing his phone. He’s adding a games tile and a “Me” area. He’s doing a lot of “scooching” and resizing of both tiles and hubs. Long story short: with Windows Phone 8 you can personalize your homescreen and start experience.Belfiore is still talking about customizing tiles, the People hub, and an “extra large” CNN tile. He’s seems to be on Windows Phone-explainer-autopilot.Windows Phone 8 will have a built-in screenshot function, which is cool. Here is the first ever public screenshot of Windows Phone 8, via Belfiore on Twitter. The resolution is 768×1280.The camera will not support pinch zoom, so that will be used instead of a zoom bar. Other photo features are integration with Microsoft Photosynth and then different “lens” which can be built for Windows Phone 8, like FX Suite.Another photo app is “Blink” by MS Research. It take a bunch of pictures in order to find the best shot of a person’s face.Now it’s time for Nokia VP Kevin Shields, who will talk about the Lumia 920.He’s talking about the handset’s phone and style. It’s available in lipstick red, yellow, and a dark grey/black color.The construction is better then the 900 and the display is stronger as well. There is no camera bump, and the side keys and camera details are all ceramic.Other innovations he wants to highlight: the display, the camera, and wireless charging.The display is very fast, very bright, and works with gloves on!The Nokia wireless charging plate is designed to make charging simple and to keep your battery full. There are accessories like the JBL PowerOff speakers, which wirelessly charge and communicate with the phone using NFC.Nokia Music is coming to the US today (as was announced yesterday). It’ll be in the Windows Phone market.Another integrated experience is Angry Birds Roost — which brings news, videos, ringtones, and wallpapers from Rovio. You can also, of course, buy the Angry Birds games through the app. Last up will be two lenses: Object Remover (smart moving object removal from images) and Cinemagraph.Now it’s time for more talk about the camera. How do get better shots? More light. How to get more light? A larger aperture (the Lumia 920 is f/2.0) and longer shots. But longer shots means shake. You fight shake with image stabilization, which the Lumia 920 has in spades. The IS uses a floating lens elements (on springs), which isolate the camera from the rest of the handset.And now… the Nokia Lumia 820. Same polycarbonate unibody, 4.3-inch display, same touch dislay, NFC, Nokia location services, Nokia music, and all the 920s apps. One innovation the 820 has that the 920 doesn’t: the exterior shell is removable. So you can choose from red, black, purple, cyan, and so on. One set of these shells offers wireless charging.It’s 11:12 and Stephen Elop is back on stage to introduce the one and only Steve Ballmer. He’s doing some Windows Phone cheerleading and talking about the progress Nokia has made over the past few months (since the MS partnership began).Ballmer is talking about very high level stuff about Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows tablets, getting developers for these platforms, and so on. He bests the next app developer to “hit it really, really big” will be on Windows.Ballmer has left the stage, and Elop is wrapping up. Just a reminder: we haven’t gotten any information on release date, distribution, or prices.That’s about it for our coverage. We should have hands-on coverage before long as well as  further coverage of what was announced today.last_img read more

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Gardaí arrest man over fatal stabbing of wheelchair user

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first_imgGardaí arrest man over fatal stabbing of wheelchair user Anthony Rogers, who was 61, was stabbed multiple times at his home near Cork Street, Dublin on 6 November. Share12 Tweet Email Image: Rollingnews.ie 17 Comments 12,361 Views Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 10:12 AM http://jrnl.ie/3124833 GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 61-year-old wheelchair user in Dublin.Anthony Rogers, who was 61, was stabbed multiple times at his home at Robinson’s Court, Cork Street at about 2.30pm on 6 November.He was taken by ambulance to St James’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.Gardaí from the detective unit at Kevin Street garda station and the garda south central task force arrested a 35-year old man in the East Wall area of Dublin this morning at around 7.30am.The arrested man is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Kevin Street Garda Station.Read: Man in his 60s stabbed to death in DublinRead: Man in grey hoody urged to come forward after fatal stabbing of 61-year-old in Dublin By Darragh Peter Murphy Short URL Dec 7th 2016, 10:12 AM Image: Rollingnews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Buy This Comic BLACK BADGE 1

By on September 20, 2019

first_imgStay on target “Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their mission and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead. A haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken.”BLACK BADGE #1(W): Matt Kindt (I): Tyler Jenkins (C): Hilary Jenkins (L): Jim Campbell“Expect the unexpected” was a quote that honestly confused me when I was younger. As I got older and read and writing about comics, were something that I took to heart. Why do I say that? Comic have a way of making you think it’s going to be one thing. However, it dives into new territory that we weren’t expecting. With Black Badge #1, we’re setting up for the most interesting and intrigue boy scout trip we’ve ever faced. Prepare your camping equipment, roll up your sleeping bags, bring your lanterns and matches because Black Badge is something you never expected.From the first page of Black Badge #1, you immediately become immersed in this world of adventure, mystery, and espionage. Matt Kindt’s narrative delivers without hesitation or rest. He writes in a way that I can only dream of doing. Kindt hands you the story and sets up the situation slowly throughout the panels. He gives you as much as you need to know, but a quick bit of dialogue can change all that. Once you finally get to the end, you’re wide-eyed, stunned and gearing for that next issue because the narrative is so extraordinarily weaved.via BOOM! StudiosBlack Badge is a big story. Described at first, it can seem pretty overwhelming with the themes captured inside of it. However, Kindt works at a pace in his narrative that builds, weaves, surprises and connects. He establishes almost everything upon the first couple of pages, with little information trickling in. After that, as I said before, there’s one quick bit of dialogue or action that sends you spiraling. Kindt’s pacing within his script helps flesh out the world and characters that will soon break you, but it helps make it a spectacularly suspenseful story with unlimited potential.One thing that Kindt reflected in this and his and Jenkins’ other series, Grass Kings, is his way of capturing what it’s like being a kid. Even though these are extreme cases of kid experience, it still carries that feeling of being a kid in any life you may lead. It gives you the feeling that you have to take some matters into your own hands instead of waiting for others to save you. Especially in a world where things don’t always works out and it’s hard and heartbreaking. Matt Kindt masters and brings the emotion and depth to his characters. He creates and illuminates unconventional and unique individuals that build with the story, and doesn’t leave anymore behind.via BOOM! StudiosTyler Jenkins’ is one of my favorite illustrators in comics because there’s nothing else like his art here, there or anywhere. He has a distinct watercolor treatment to his illustrators that feels like a few ink strokes, and he created a masterpiece. There’s a couple of things I love about the way Jenkins lays his art down in this. The two major ones to talk about are the framing of panels and the character designs themselves. Jenkins knows how to compose different types of character designs that are so diverse and distinctive from one another. He has such a different eye for making each character varied and shining a light on that.He frames these characters so that the emotion, manners, can be seen. You’re with these characters. Why not be WITH these characters? You see the fear, determination, worry, disdain, regret and more. He frames the characters sometimes with JUST that, the characters, moving the background away so that your focus is just on them, but when they travel, you’re in for something gorgeous, and that’s when Hilary Jenkins’ colors very much come into play that leaves you breathless.via BOOM! StudiosHilary Jenkins brings such an Earth-like mood in her colors that make you feel so grounded. I know that’s weird to say, but hear me out. She brings such a one of a kind type wonder in the form of the look of watercolors to the comic that very much gives it a more natural feel. She works in lavish greens, blues, oranges, and reds for nature, fire and more. Then, she brings a dope stunning neon colors to fill in the frames of the background when it’s only our characters in frame. She creates a mood of calm. Then, a mood of tension, but then you’re calm again with the greenery in the background. It’s incredible how many feelings I felt between Kindt’s script, and the Jenkins’ colors and art.I don’t think anyone could have done a masterful job in lettering this if it wasn’t the one and only Jim Campbell. I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it till forever. Campbell is damn good at his job. He places every so effortlessly, letting the reader’s eye scan from panel to panel. One thing about this comic desired with Jenkins’ art with Kindt’s script was placing lettering so the tension is felt from panel to panel. The mistrust between the three scouts and the new kid. It needed this particular thing to allow it to be as good as it could be. Campbell delivers this without a hitch.via BOOM! StudiosIf you haven’t read anything by this team, I highly suggest you pick up their book Grass Kings and pick up Black Badge #1 today. It’s boy Scouts on espionage missions, what’s not to love? Black Badge #1 is now available on ComiXology and your local comic shop.8/8/2018 Releases – In addition to BLACK BADGE #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.The Sandman Universe #1 by Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Simon Spurrier, Dan Watters (W), Bilquis Evely, Max Flumara, Sebastian Fiumara, Tom Fowler, Dominike “Domo” Station (A), Mat Lopes (C) Vertigo/DCShe Could Fly #2 by Christopher Cantwell (W), Martin Morazzo (A), Mirosalv Mrva (C) Berger Books/Dark Horse ComicsCatwoman #2 by Joelle Jones (W, A) Laura Allred (C) DC ComicsDumb by Georgia Webber (W&A) FantagraphicsHot Lunch Special #1 by Eliot Rahal (W), Jorge Fornes (A), Taylor Esposito (L) AftershockFantastic Four #1 by Dan Slott (W), Simone Bianchi, Sara Pichelli, Skotti Young (A) Marvel ComicsDeath or Glory #4 by Rick Remender (W), Bengal (A) Image ComicLumberjanes: A Midsummer Nights Scheme #1 by Nicole Andelfinger (W), Maddie Gonzalez, Brittney Williams (A), Ariana Maher (L) BOOM! 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Miss TCI Universe reboot recruits contestants this weekend

By on September 17, 2019

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Mar 2016 – TCI Tourist Board Director, Ralph Higgs confirmed that yes, there are new managers for the Miss Turks and Caicos Universe Pageant and the group introduced themselves via emailed press release today as Island Arrangements whose managing director is Olincia Missick. The group, now responsible for the Miss Turks and Caicos Universe 2016 pageant explained that they specialize in “products, services and experiences for the enjoyment of visitors and residents.” Most importantly, the media release announced the casting call for contestants. In Provo on Friday March 4th, potential contenders for the crown can head over to Rock it Hot Fitness at the Regent Village from 6:30 to 7:30pm and in Grand Turk, the casting is Saturday March 5th from 6 to 7pm at Bohio Resort. For more details, contact info@islandarrangements.com Related Items:ms. universe tci, olincia misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Bebe Fashion Stores Confirm Credit Card Breach

By on September 5, 2019

first_imgBebe Stores Inc, the American women’s fashion retailer, confirmed on Friday that some of its stores had been hit with a data breach exposing credit and debit card information of several customers.In a statement published on its website, Bebe said that the breach affected some of its stores in the US, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Its other international stores were not affected. Online purchases also remained untouched by the data theft.The breach occurred between November 08 and November 24, and once the authorities noted suspicious activity in their payment systems, they hired computer and security experts to block out the malware that was exposing card data.Bebe operates about 175 retail stores and 35 outlet stores in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada. Though Bebe confirmed the breach it did not say how many customers were affected.Bebe warned customers who swiped their cards at the mentioned locations to keep a check on their account details. It added that the company will be offering free credit monitoring services to affected customers for a year.”Our relationship with our customers is of the highest priority and we recognize the importance of protecting their information. We moved quickly to block this attack and have taken steps to further enhance our security measures,” Jim Wiggett, CEO of Bebe said in a statement.News of a potential breach at Bebe stores emerged Thursday when several banks complained about a fraudulent pattern on customer credit cards. AS bank even found several of its cards on the online black market – and all of those cards were used at Bebe stores, KrebsOnSecurity reports.Bebe is the latest company to join the bandwagon of firms that have been hit with massive data breaches of late. Target, Home Depot and Dairy Queen have all reported data hacking in the past few months, More than 100 million accounts have been compromised.Sony Pictures also recently fell victim to a massive “password” hack that crippled the company’s operations for a few days.Cyberattacks are becoming a raging issue in the retail industry. Companies can go into deep debts in the aftermath of these attacks with mounting security and legal expenses. Some retailers face lawsuits from customers as well.Experts say that banks and credit card companies need to tighten security standards. They also suggest removing the magnetic strip that helps transfer data from the cards and instead introduce a PIN number method and a computer chip to prevent such breaches.last_img read more

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Man found dead in Meherpur

By on September 3, 2019

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationThe body of a suspected drug dealer was recovered from Karamdi area of Gangni upazila in Kushtia early Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Nazmul Hossain, 24, son of certain Nazrul Islam of Sahratala in the upazila. He was wanted in five different cases.Police said they suspect the man was killed in a gunfight between two gangs of drug dealers.A team was sent to Karamdi in the early hours of Wednesday after learning about the shootout, said, Harendranath Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Gangni police.”The criminals fled as soon as police reached the spot,” he said.Later, police recovered the body of Nazmul, a firearm, one kilogramme of cannabis and a motorcycle.last_img read more

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Research team claims to have found evidence Lake Cheko is impact crater

By on August 31, 2019

first_img Citation: Research team claims to have found evidence Lake Cheko is impact crater for Tunguska Event (2012, May 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-team-evidence-lake-cheko-impact.html (Phys.org) — Early on the morning of June 30th, 1908, a huge explosion occurred in a remote part of Siberia near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River. So great was the blast that trees were knocked down in neat rows for nearly a thousand square miles and the sky lit up from parts of Asia to Great Britain. What caused that explosion has never been firmly settled. Most researchers agree that it was the result of either a comet or meteoroid, with most leaning towards the former due to the lack of both an impact crater and meteoroid fragments. Now however, a research team from Italy says that they have found proof that it was in fact a meteorite that struck the Earth and that a nearby lake is the impact crater. They have published the results of their findings in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. For years, amateurs and professionals alike have debated the cause of the Tunguska Event, as it’s come to be known as. Some suggest it was the work of extraterrestrials while others say it was god’s way of getting our attention. Serious scientists, on the other hand, have suggested its most likely cause was a comet melting and then vaporizing as it hit, leaving no real evidence behind. Unfortunately, that theory doesn’t hold up very well in light of the fact that scientists have found differences in the levels of carbon, nitrogen and isotopes of hydrogen and iridium, from the surrounding area which are similar in some respects to those found with certain asteroids. Also, tiny particles that sort of resemble meteorite components have been found in the wood of the fallen trees. None of this evidence can rule anything out however as it could mean there was a comet that had some rocks in it or a meteorite that vaporized due to a soft composition.The Italian teams says it was a meteorite and claim they have proof of their assertion in the form of an as yet uncovered piece of something tangible beneath the sediment at the bottom of Lake Cheko; a shallow funnel shaped lake approximately five miles from where most believe was ground zero for the explosion.The team came to this conclusion after performing seismic measurements on the lake bottom in 1999 which showed that sentiment had been building for just about a hundred years, which would of course put it close to the Tunguska Event and also gave evidence of something dense near the middle of the lake.Further evidence came to light they say in 2009 when they returned to the lake and performed a magnetic survey, which they say showed an anomaly in the same location as their seismic measurements had detected. Now, after three more years of studying evidence they collected from the site, they’ve concluded that Lake Cheko is indeed an impact crater and that the dense object beneath the lakebed is the smoking gun.Others of course aren’t so sure, and likely will remain pessimistic until someone digs up the object and studies it, proving it to be nothing more than a regular rock, or an object from space that left an impact crater as it struck over a century ago, finally solving the mystery. Researchers say Tunguska Event was an UFO Crash: Debris of Alien Spaceship found More information: Magnetic and seismic reflection study of Lake Cheko, a possible impact crater for the 1908 Tunguska Event, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, VOL. 13, Q05008, 12 PP., 2012. doi:10.1029/2012GC004054AbstractA major explosion occurred on 30 June 1908 in the Tunguska region of Siberia, causing the destruction of over 2,000 km2 of taiga; pressure and seismic waves detected as far as 1,000 km away; bright luminescence in the night skies of Northern Europe and Central Asia; and other unusual phenomena. This “Tunguska Event” is probably related to the impact with the Earth of a cosmic body that exploded about 5–10 km above ground, releasing in the atmosphere 10–15 Mton of energy. Fragments of the impacting body have never been found, and its nature (comet or asteroid) is still a matter of debate. We report here results from a magnetic and seismic reflection study of a small (∼500 m diameter) lake, Lake Cheko, located about 8 km NW of the inferred explosion epicenter, that was proposed to be an impact crater left by a fragment of the Tunguska Cosmic Body. Seismic reflection and magnetic data revealed a P wave velocity/magnetic anomaly close to the lake center, about 10 m below the lake floor; this anomaly is compatible with the presence of a buried stony object and supports the impact crater origin for Lake Cheko. Explore further © 2012 Phys.Org Image: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 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

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From Russia to Costa Rica This is a blessed country

By on August 19, 2019

first_imgThe tropical warmth and natural beauty of Costa Rica brought Виталина Матросова (Vitalina Matrossova) and her family here from Russia 12 years ago, at the age of 20.Matrossova, along with her parents and brother, immigrated from the Republic of Karelia, a federal subject of Russia located near Saint Petersburg. The family had first visited Costa Rica four years earlier to escape the cold and explore the beaches of Guanacaste, which they had discovered on a travel program on TV in Russia. They liked it so much that they eventually decided to make a permanent move.Matrossova was able to adapt quickly by learning Spanish and speaking it fluently. She studied law at the University of Santo Tomás, although she never worked professionally as a lawyer; she’s now studying fashion design and creating her own clothing line. She married a Costa Rican and they have a daughter who shares both Costa Rican and Russian culture; they live in Santa Ana, west of the capital.The Tico Times sat down and spoke with Matrossova about her life. Excerpts follow. Why did your family come to Costa Rica?We first came here to travel and [my parents] loved it because of the nature, the beaches, the ocean… They thought that they could build their own business here, and slowly, the idea of leaving everything behind developed. My parents decided to sell everything in Russia and come to Costa Rica, after my brother and I finished high school.I didn’t know that economically and politically things were very difficult in Russia. At the time, some of my parents’ lands were taken away and they feared communism. Those political issues [probably] made them think about moving… My father always had a business of his own, so he knew that sustaining a business here would be easier.What type of business was your father in?He used to sell all sorts of things. My father has always been very entrepreneurial, so he used to sell clothes and jewelry. Here, he opened a jewelry store in San Pedro [east of San José]. He sold jewelry with semiprecious stones at different prices that were accessible for everyone. Some were semiprecious stones mounted on silver and gold and others were fantasy jewelry, but all of them were brought from Russia.What about Costa Rica caught your family’s attention?The nature and the warmth all year round. In Russia it’s winter all the time and it’s very cold. The temperature can reach -30 degrees Fahrenheit and the heating system doesn’t always work… if there are gas problems in Russia, the heating system won’t function. Here in Costa Rica we loved the warmth and the people. The people here are very friendly and welcoming, whereas in Russia they’re colder. People here enjoy life more, the smaller things.What cultural changes did you notice between Russia and Costa Rica?It’s a big change. I love the people here in Costa Rica, but I did notice that men are sometimes machistas. At the beginning, when I went to San José, men would not respect my space. Maybe it’s because I was used to the culture in Russia: people are strict. People probably became that way after the war, because people learned that everything must be done no matter what, and that it’s often hard to get things. Maybe it’s also something family-related. I was taught to do things correctly and comply with what I was told to do.Now that you have been studying fashion design, which are some of the things that you’ve noticed about the way in which people dress here?When I came here I asked myself: if in Costa Rica it’s summer all year round, why don’t women use summer clothing every day? I noticed most of the time they were wearing pants, boots or jeans. That surprised me a lot when I arrived here, especially when I went to Avenida Central for the first time. In Russia we’re always waiting for summer to come in order to use our summer clothes and put away our coats.People in Russia are also very classist. Here, people dress simply, in shorts and flip flops. You can see a politician or doctor, relaxed, wearing these types of clothes. In Russia, people from a certain social status would never allow themselves these types of things. Things are more rigid over there, and these things influence your conduct directly, because if you don’t comply with certain standards, they’ll value you based on what you wear, live or have… not on who you are. In my opinion, it’s very different here.What are some of the benefits you’ve obtained from living here in Costa Rica?Here you can build and sustain businesses very easily. There are not as many bureaucratic [requirements] as in Russia. In Russia you’ve got taxes all over the place for every single thing. Besides that, here you can go to the beach at any moment.Right now in Russia there are many programs about Costa Rica, so I’m always asked about the crocodiles, beaches, Guanacaste, the birds, and exotic flowers. Only now have people in Russia started to learn more about Costa Rica. Before, you’d say Costa Rica and no one knew where it was.When my father told us we were going to Costa Rica, I asked him were it was. I was surprised when I found a really small country on the map, but I think Costa Rica is a really blessed country. There’s no military and that’s very important because in Russia many people lose their loved ones due to that. It’s obligatory and your family can’t escape it. Here, I sometimes feel that people don’t appreciate that [there’s no military]. It’s a peaceful country and people don’t know what a war is truly about, or [what it’s like] when a son goes there and dies. They’re 17 or 18 years old when they leave, so they’re basically children.How does the military influence Russia?They teach you that you’ve got to honor your country and patriotism, but as things have changed in the world, the values are not the same anymore. Patriotism is not the same as it was before. The main purpose behind this was to prepare men to defend their nation… But people suffer… mothers, siblings, and the men themselves who go to war. These men sometimes go without any warning, so it’s very difficult for families.Thankfully, there are no wars going on right now. My cousin is in the military now and he’s very happy. He says that it’s not the same as it was before. He says they’re not scaring him, and he learns lots of things.Would you like to share your or your family’s coming-to-Costa Rica story? Contact us at kstanley@ticotimes.net or share a post or video with the hashtag #SoyMigranteCR.Read more stories of Costa Rican immigration here. Facebook Comments Related posts:A letter to our readers Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica Juan Santamaría International Airport at a crawl with stricter passport checkslast_img read more

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Villages as laboratories in debate on Africa aid

By on August 18, 2019

first_imgSachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York, says that villagers in Africa are stuck in a poverty trap, and with the right help can escape it for good.But he has critics. Some say the project creates dependence, that its advances may be no greater than the rest of the country in question and cannot be sustained once the project ends.Now Sachs has scored possibly the project’s biggest coup to date _ $18.1 million from the British government’s Department for International Development to help 30,000 people in northern Ghana _ which, with government and local contributions, comes out to about $150 dollars per person per year over five years. But it also presents Sachs with a challenge, because the British agency is spending $3 million of the money on a 10-year evaluation of the project to measure its impact, sustainability and value for money. It’s the first independent evaluation, and the critics say it’s long overdue.Even though he acknowledges the program hasn’t been rigorously evaluated, former British Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has faith in it. Accompanying Sachs on the visit to Nabari, he said: “The British government only funds programs which deliver.” He said its contribution “will have a remarkable effect on northern Ghana, a place where there is deep poverty even by African standards.” But how, Clemens asked, can “low cost” be judged if full expenditure figures for all the projects aren’t published? The full figure is critical for knowing whether the money could have been better spent elsewhere, he said. “That’s the whole point. it’s to figure out what to do with scarce aid resources.”Sachs said releasing those figures served no purpose. “We are not trying to demonstrate what the Earth Institute can do. We are trying to demonstrate what can be done on the ground at a certain cost, with a certain budget, in a certain way.” Some also think Sachs’ approach encourages dependence. Dambisa Moyo, Zambian-born author of “Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa,” wrote in a Huffington Post editorial: “The aid interventions that Mr. Sachs lauds as evidence of success are merely Band-Aid solutions that do nothing to lift Africa out of the mire _ leaving the continent alive but half drowning, still unable to climb out on its own.” Sachs said he is being unfairly targeted given the level of waste that exists in the aid sector. He said much of the progress being made throughout Africa is “precisely because of the kinds of interventions that we’ve been championing and calling for,” such as more fertilizer better seeds, malaria-preventing bed nets, and trained community health workers.  Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sachs says his project is different from the 1970s venture, mainly because of technological advances.“What we are doing was not tried before and could not have been. … The earlier programs did not include computers, email, internet for data management, systems control, mapping, monitoring, banking, payments, health care, teaching, process control, value chains and countless more areas,” he wrote in an email. Clemens and his co-author Gabriel Demombynes, a senior economist at the World Bank in Nairobi, have published papers and editorials over the years claiming the project is overstating its impact. They say it boasts of gains in indicators like child mortality, without noting these are insignificant compared to changes happening at a relevant regional or national level. That should be the critical question for every project like this one – “what would have happened if the project hadn’t come along?” Clemens said.Sachs acknowledged in an interview that his project’s evaluations have lacked the rigor of a randomized control trial, but said he is using interventions that have already been proven to work. “This would not be satisfactory if we were introducing a new untested medicine. I wouldn’t take the medicine myself,” he said. “But if what we’re really trying to do is show communities that at low cost it’s possible to do a number of important and proven things, and here are some ways to do that, I think this can play an important role.” Since the Millennium Village project was launched in Kenya in 2006, Sachs’ vision has twice put him on TIME Magazine’s list of the year’s most influential people, and he is an adviser and friend of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who wrote a laudatory account of a visit last year to a Millennium Village in Malawi.“In a community that once could not feed itself, a giant warehouse was almost bursting with tons of surplus grain,” Ban wrote. “By using high-yield seeds, better soil management, and proper row planting, the community has more than tripled its crop production, and villagers who previously were hungry grain buyers are now food-secure grain sellers.”But Michael Clemens, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Global Development, says a similar project called Integrated Rural Development was attempted in the 1970s and 80s by the World Bank and failed because it could not survive without donor funding.Clemens, who researches ways of making aid more effective, sees a similar fate awaiting the Millennium Villages. “How likely is it that without the lavish expenditures of a New York-centered philanthropist-funded organization, the project can continue for long?” he said in an interview. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Comments   Share   Top Stories Sponsored Stories  Sachs’ continues to attract funding and support for the project. “He’s one of the most charismatic, persuasive people in the world. I’ve seen people bend over crying at his speeches,” said Clemens. “He knows how to move people, and that’s a beautiful thing.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Lately, however, Nabari and 33 neighboring villages are in the spotlight, brought together as a single “Millennium Village” as part of American economist Jeffrey Sachs’ ambitious effort to demonstrate that with the right guidance and seed money, Africans can rise out of poverty and become self-sustaining.While this West African country is benefiting from new oil wealth, mining and industry, life for many in the districts of West Mamprusi and Builsa, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) from the capital, Accra, consists of understocked food markets, poor health and low school attendance.“This is a hardworking community. and with new technologies and new ways to do things, poverty can be ended in this region,” Sachs told more than 1,000 villagers in Silinga, a village near Nabari, when he visited in August, accompanied by Ghana’s new president, John Mahama.The 14 Millennium Villages in Africa are part of a global anti-poverty initiative launched under U.N. auspices in 2000. The goal is to bring people like Dokurugu out of poverty with a big push of assistance that will wean them off aid after several years. The villages get fertilizer and improved seed, irrigation canals, clinics and health workers, school meals, roads and better access to markets. Associated PressNABARI, Ghana (AP) – In the village of Nabari on northern Ghana’s dry savanna, 80-year-old Wudana Dokurugu lives with other widows in a clump of mud huts. They farm maize and soybeans in impoverished soil, and say their food never lasts to the next harvest.“When I run out of food I go fetch firewood and sell it for one cedi ($0.50) a bundle,” said Dokurugu. That’ll buy her a bowl of dry maize. Anyone getting sick will likely not have the $2.50 fare to the nearest hospital, about 15 miles away. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Former Arizona Rep. 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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

By on August 11, 2019

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The connection between the dab and Catanzaro goes like so: Catanzaro, who himself was a Tiger in college, played for coach Dabo Swinney at Clemson. A media outlet just this week incorrectly identified the dab as being named after Swinney. That said, Swinney has indeed been caught dabbing in his Clemson locker room. It’s cool to see Catanzaro give his old coach a little shout-out. OK, maybe it’s just coincidence. Nonetheless, for a second week in a row, the Cardinals are all over the interwebs for breaking it down. Last week, Carson Palmer got fined for a gesture, while backup quarterback Drew Stanton actually put together a pretty well-executed succession of dance moves. Neither were caught on camera this time around, leaving Catanzaro to steal the show.It should also be noted that Cardinals receiver John Brown also boogied after he scored a touchdown against Cincinnati, but we already knew he could do that. – / 31 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Comments   Share   Kickers are dabbing, shut it down pic.twitter.com/g0OlVbI2GW— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) November 23, 2015Cat Man cut down the big Bengal cats on Sunday Night Football, and then jumped onto the hottest dance craze on the internet. After kicking the game-winning field goal to help the Arizona Cardinals drop the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-31, kicker Chandler Catanzaro went straight to the dab. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton only pushed the dab further into pop culture lore with his extended dabbing session during a game last week, and you can read this history lesson of the dance over at Sports Illustrated. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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By on January 20, 2019

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