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Mother grandmother plea for publics help finding missing Abbotsford woman

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsIt’s been almost two years since Kristina Ward went missing.The 20-year-old Abbotsford woman was last seen Sept. 27, 2017 — the same day she last texted her mother, and the same day her bank card was last used.Now, her mother and grandmother are asking for the public’s help. They want people to watch footage from a security camera that shows Ward walking with a man on the evening she went missing.“What I am hoping for is that when people see this…they open their mind and their thoughts and think that it could be our family, it could be our child, and start sharing this all over social media,” said Ward’s grandmother, Geraldine Silva.“Somebody knows something.”lhamelin@aptn.ca@Laurie_Hamelinlast_img read more

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Out with the new in with the old Edmund picks 6 used

first_imgBuying a used car instead of a new one has long been a surefire way to save money. Someone else takes the initial depreciation hit — between 25 to 30 per cent on average for the first year — so you pay a lot less for the car and finance a smaller amount.But some vehicles depreciate faster than others. And if you can key in on these relatively new used models, you can potentially save up to 60 per cent off what you’d have to pay for this year’s new model. You could practically buy another vehicle with the savings.We’ve identified a handful of 3-year-old used models that offer a significant discount over their new-car equivalents. All are luxury vehicles, which tend to have higher depreciation rates for a couple of reasons. One, they are typically leased rather than purchased, which drives up the rate of depreciation. And two, their primary customers always want the latest, usually expensive, features. While cool, these features don’t do a very good job of supporting the car’s value.For used-car buyers, this is all good news. The worst depreciation already has happened, and the car’s value will remain fairly consistent in the years to come.There are a few caveats to keep in mind when buying a used luxury car. Your insurance might be more expensive, so make sure you get a quote beforehand. Also, maintenance and parts will likely be costlier than with a non-luxury-branded vehicle. Still, if you’re aware of what you’re getting into, you can get a posh car while saving tens of thousands off the price you’d pay if you bought the new version.Lincoln NavigatorAverage 2018 new transaction price: $89,146Average 2015 used transaction price: $35,237 (60 per cent less)The Lincoln Navigator got a substantial refresh for the 2015 model year, including a more efficient turbocharged V6 engine, revised styling, and the latest version of the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system. This is one of the few luxury SUVs that can tow a trailer, carry up to eight passengers, and still ride comfortably on the road.Audi A6Average 2018 new transaction price: $57,742Average 2015 used transaction price: $26,305 (54 per cent less)The Audi A6 is an elegant, well-rounded midsize luxury sedan with a strong array of available engines and nimble handling on the road. Our editors were impressed by the A6’s upscale interior, quiet cabin and its standard safety features. Most A6s come with all-wheel drive, too.Cadillac XTSAverage 2018 new transaction price: $52,975Average 2015 used transaction price: $26,424 (50 per cent less)If you like the idea of a full-size luxury sedan in the classic American mould, the 2015 Cadillac XTS is the car for you. The XTS is notable for its ultra-comfortable ride, numerous standard features and spacious rear seats. It also has one of the largest trunks available, which is perfect for extended road trips.Volvo XC60Average 2018 new transaction price: $49,319Average 2015 used transaction price: $25,419 (48 per cent less)The Volvo XC60 was one of Edmunds’ top recommended compact luxury SUVs for 2015. It has attractive styling, a distinctive cabin design, supportive seats and handling that is more fun than you’d expect from a Volvo. Our editors recommend avoiding the sluggish 3.2-litre engine. The other available engines are more than up to the task.BMW 3 SeriesAverage 2018 new transaction price: $44,036Average 2015 used transaction price: $22,796 (48 per cent less)The 2015 BMW 3 Series is a small luxury sedan or wagon. You can find the 3 Series with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and with gasoline, diesel or hybrid-electric engines. Whichever variation you choose, you will be pleased by its sharp handling and composed ride quality.BMW X3Average 2018 new transaction price: $51,823Average 2015 used transaction price: $27,246 (47 per cent less)Another option from BMW is the 2015 X3. It’s one of the standouts in the small luxury SUV class and is an excellent pick for shoppers seeking both sporty driving dynamics and family-friendly utility. As a new vehicle, the X3 is on the pricey side, but it becomes a more compelling package when it’s used and nearly half off.EDMUNDS SAYS: Used luxury cars can get you more bang for your buck if you are aware of the pros and cons. If you’re concerned about the long-term reliability, opt for a certified pre-owned vehicle, which offers more warranty coverage than a typical used car. And if you need more peace of mind, it’s worth considering buying an extended warranty. Just make sure to get warranty quotes from a few dealers to get the best price.___This story was provided to The Associated Press by the automotive website Edmunds. Ronald Montoya is a senior consumer advice editor at Edmunds. Twitter: @rmontoyaedmunds.Related links:— 2015 Lincoln Navigator https://edmu.in/2FRSTIa— 2015 Audi A6 https://edmu.in/2Q2aHVI— 2015 Cadillac XTS https://edmu.in/2E6oqnY— 2015 Volvo XC60 https://edmu.in/2zxzRkK— 2015 BMW 3 Series https://edmu.in/2AAKSS5— 2015 BMW X3 https://edmu.in/2DU5196Ronald Montoya, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Looking to the sky BC company says it is sucking carbon from

first_imgThat footprint would shrink further if the plant were all-electric. And if it ran on wind- or solar-generated electricity, the fuel would be almost carbon neutral.Long-distance transportation would welcome such fuel, suggested Keith.“Solar and wind power have got amazingly cheap, but only in really great sites and only when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining. That cheap power doesn’t magically make an airplane go from Winnipeg to Halifax.“What you need is a way to make a fuel in a place where you’ve got really cheap low-carbon power, and that will power the airplane. That’s the core idea here.”Putting a price on carbon has been crucial to Carbon Engineering’s development, said Oldham.“We would not be in business if carbon pricing did not exist.”Carbon Engineering’s next step is to build a full-scale plant. That’ll take about 2 1/2 years, said Oldham.One of the great benefits of making fuel from air is energy independence, said Oldham.“Any country, any region, can have its own fuel. They’d be no longer dependent on the geopolitical situation if Country X has oil and Country Y does not.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) Carbon Engineering’s plant in Squamish, B.C., currently pulls about one tonne of carbon a day from the air and produces about two barrels of fuel. Since its components are off the rack, it should be easy to scale up, Oldham said.“We’ve bought the smallest scalable unit of each piece of technology we have.”Carbon Engineering’s fuel costs about 25 per cent more than gasoline made from oil. Oldham said work is being done to reduce that.Because the plant currently uses some natural gas, by the time the fuel it produces has been burned it has released a half-tonne of carbon dioxide for every tonne removed from the air. That gives it a carbon footprint 70 per cent lower than a fossil fuel, he said. As policy-makers work on ways to try to keep global warming within the two-degree limit of the Paris agreement, fears have been raised that carbon dioxide emissions won’t be cut fast enough. Some say carbon will have to be actively removed from the atmosphere.In an article published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal Joule, Carbon Engineering outlines what it calls direct air capture in which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere through a chemical process, then combined with hydrogen and oxygen to create fuel.“If these aren’t renewable fuels, what are?” said David Keith, professor of applied physics at Harvard University, lead author of the paper and principal in Carbon Engineering.At least seven companies worldwide are working on the idea. Swiss-based Climeworks has already built a commercial-scale plant.It costs Climeworks about US$600 a tonne to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Carbon Engineering says it can do the job for between US$94 and US$232 a tonne because it uses technology and components that are well understood and commercially available.“We’re tapping into existing industrial equipment and then defining a new process and applying some unique chemistry to it,” said Oldham.center_img VANCOUVER, B.C. – It sounds like spinning straw into gold: suck carbon dioxide from the air where it’s contributing to climate change and turn it into fuel for cars, trucks and jets.A British Columbia company says in newly published research that it’s doing just that _ and for less than one-third the cost of other companies working on the same technology.“This isn’t a PowerPoint presentation,” said Steve Oldham of Carbon Engineering. “It’s real.”last_img read more

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Moroccan-American Rapper French Montana Defends Artist R. Kelly

By zakaria OuadghiriRabat – Moroccan-American rapper French Montana told TMZ on Saturday that artists like R. Kelly have received unfair treatment in the music industry because of their personal issues. “All the greats went down like that,” Montana said. “Let somebody enjoy their legacy. Whatever happened, happened.” He later tweeted, “Let me be clear. My heart is with the victims.”The documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” broadcast recently on the US channel Lifetime, has re-ignited public debate on the allegations facing R. Kelly. The series looks back at years of accusations of statutory rape, physical violence, and kidnapping involving the American singer.Read Also: French Montana Drops ‘Famous’ Remix to Raise Money for UgandaMoroccan-American rapper Kevin Gates and his wife Dreka parodied the documentary. A video shows the couple inside a car joking about artists who have been sexually assaulting underage girls “for years.”Kanye West made similar comments. “If we’re gonna tear down artists, let’s go ahead and take da Vinci out the Louvre. Let’s take down all the art.” DJ Paul of Southern hip hop group Three 6 Mafia sided with Montana and West. “You know he got talent, his personal life shouldn’t have nothing to do with that.”Celine Dion is reportedly pulling her 1998 duet “I’m Your Angel” with Kelly from all streaming services. Lady Gaga also removed her collaboration with Kelly “Do What U Want (With My Body)” from streaming platforms, sharing a statement that she supports Kelly’s alleged victims.Kelly is currently under investigation in both Georgia and Illinois regarding his alleged sex crimes. read more

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 2, 2019:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.5. iSchedule, HotSchedules6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB8. Dark Sky Weather, Jackadam9. Papa’s Freezeria To Go!, Flipline Studios10. Bloons TD 5, Ninja KiwiTop Free iPhone Apps:1. aquapark.io, Voodoo2. Bottle Flip 3D!, tastypill3. Blocksbuster!. Voodoo4. YOLO: Anonymous, Q&A Popshow, Inc.5. Color Hole 3D, Good Job Games6. Fun Race 3D, Good Job Games7. Snapchat, Snap, Inc.8. Jetpack Jump, Kwalee9. Traffic Run!, Geisha Tokyo Inc.10. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.Top Paid iPad Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Procreate, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd3. Notability, Ginger Labs4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB5. GoodNotes 5, Time Base Technology Limited6. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations7. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon8. Amazing Frog?, FAYJU9. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi10. Terraria, 505 Games (US), Inc.Top Free iPad Apps:1. Bottle Flip 3D!, tastypill2. aquapark.io, Voodoo3. Blocksbuster!, Voodoo4. Roller Splat!, Voodoo5. Traffic Run!, Geisha Tokyo Inc.6. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC7. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.8. Stack Ball 3D, Azur Interactive Games Limited9. Color Hole 3D, Good Job Games10. Run Race 3D, Good Job GamesTop Free iPad Apps:1. Bottle Flip 3D!, tastypill2. Roller Splat!, Voodoo3. Blocksbuster!, Voodoo4. Traffic Run!, Geisha Tokyo Inc.5. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC6. Color Hole 3D, Good Job Games7. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.8. Run Race 3D,Good Job Games9. Stack Ball 3D,Azur Interactive Games Limited10.Tiles Hop – EDM Rush, Amanotes Pte. Ltd.__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.The Associated Press read more

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Testing provincial education standards

Students in grades three and six have been taking the EQAO exams the past week.But new findings from the Education Quality and Accountability Office show one in three kindergarten kids fail to meet the provincial standards by the time they reach grade three.The results come after an eight year study. Cindy Csordas joins us now with more on the findings.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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Frey Tomkins to battle for OSU mens hockey goalie spot once again

OSU then-sophomore goalie Christian Frey (30) during a game against Nebraska-Omaha on Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoImagine, as a student, that you have to take a test every Friday.You begin preparation each Monday, getting yourself as ready as you can be for the challenge soon to come — but there’s a catch.Your professor tells you that your Friday tests will only be given if he says so. He might give you the test, he might not.You just have to be ready.This has been the case for Ohio State junior goaltenders Christian Frey and Matt Tomkins for the better part of the past two seasons.Frey’s journey at OSU began midway through the 2013-14 season after Collin Olson left the program and Tomkins was injured.The emergency call-up proved successful, as Frey would end up backstopping the Buckeyes to the championship of the inaugural Big Ten Tournament.OSU then-sophomore goalie Matt Tomkins (31) during a game against Michigan on Jan. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoHeading into the 2015-16 campaign, Frey carries a record of 18-16-5 accompanied with a 2.72 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.Tomkins has had his own shining moments throughout the course of his OSU career.Through 31 games played, the 2012 Chicago Blackhawks draftee has a record of 11-14-3 complemented by a 3.01 goals against average, a .897 save percentage and two shutouts.Since Frey’s arrival on campus, the man between the pipes in Game 1 of the typical Friday-Saturday matchups for the Scarlet and Gray is decided on Thursday after a full week of practice is completed.It’s not an uncommon situation for a collegiate team to utilize two goalies throughout the season.Fortunately for Frey and Tomkins, they’re in a comfortable routine, as this has been the status quo for a while now.“It’s the way things are,” Tomkins said. “It kind of gives you an opportunity when you don’t know throughout the week to prove yourself. It feels like you have an opportunity to maybe change the coaches’ minds a little bit.”OSU assistant coach Joe Exter is entering his fifth season with the Buckeyes. He coached former OSU goaltender Brady Hjelle to first-team All-American accolades in 2012-13, the first Buckeye to be named to the first team since 1998.A former netminder for Merrimack College and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, Exter knows the mindsets of his goalies better than anyone. He said he expects them to be ready to go, playing or not, and he understands their situation from a mental aspect.“We anticipate having a good goaltender once we step on the ice each game,” Exter said. “They’re human. They know that there’s one net. We’re not writers, we’re goaltenders. If you want the script to play out the way you feel or the way you hope, you better focus and take care of your job.”So what’s the secret to being on top of your game when you’re unaware if you have the starting job?“Acting every day as if you’re going to be the starter is key to consistency, and even if you’re not in, you still have to be ready,” Frey said. “When the other guy’s in, we’re right there cheering for him, hoping he does well, and when I’m in, he’s cheering for me and hoping I do well.”That relationship and the camaraderie between Frey and Tomkins allows the system to flow as smoothly as a one-on-one battle can.Whoever gets the nod for that first game of the weekend welcomes the challenge, but he also knows how quickly things can change.“Obviously you’re hoping to hear that you’re playing every Thursday, so when you do hear that, that you’re going to be the guy going on Friday night, it’s exciting, but at the same time you have to keep an even keel,” Tomkins said. “You can’t get too high when you’re playing and too low when you’re not.”Once again, it all comes back to just being ready.“If Thursday comes and you’re not the guy going on Friday, you still have to prepare on Friday and on Saturday as if you were going,” Tomkins said. “You never know.”   Either Tomkins or Frey is set to make the first start of the year when OSU opens the regular season at home against Bowling Green on Oct. 9. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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President Kabila seems to ignore top mining executives on new DRC mining

first_imgJohn Meyer of SP Angel notes a Reuters report that Joseph Kabila has held a five to six hour meeting with leading mining executives in relation to the new mining legislation which was adopted by parliament in January. Following an intense five-six hour discussion with executives from Glencore, Ivanhoe and five other mining companies, Kabila confirmed the law will be “promulgated shortly”.Kabila is now expected to imminently approve changes to the country’s mining code that will raise taxes for major miners, despite unanimous industry objection. The new code which raises royalties and proposes a new windfall profits tax raises also removes a key stability clause which currently protects miners from changes to the fiscal and customs regime for 10 years.Reforms to the code aim to boost state revenue in one of the world’s poorest countries. As reported by Global Witness, more than 20% of the DRC’s mining revenue is being lost “due to corruption and mismanagement”; with more than $750 million missing since 2014. While elevated state revenue will favour the countries growth, corruption also requires significant improvement.Glencore and Ivanhoe Mines face 50% taxes within a windfall profit tax and increased royalty payments. Glencore, Randgold and China Molybdenum reckon the changes would damage inward investment and violate existing agreements.Market concerns focus on the delivery of two fundamental metals for the electric economy. Under the new law, the government could further raise royalty payments on cobalt five-fold to 10% if it categorises the mineral as a “strategic substance”.With 54% of global production sourced from the DRC, single-source risk for the metal remains high. Elevated royalties are expected to negatively impact the economics of cobalt production, translating into reduced margins for producers and higher costs to consumers.Battery technologies are already trending toward nickel-dominant battery chemistries due to rapidly rising cobalt prices and the signing of the new mining code is expected to exacerbate this movement.The Minister of Mines Martin Kabwelulu told Reuters that company concerns would be treated on a case-by-case basis.Randgold has said it will challenge the new code through international arbitration if it is not referred back to the ministry for further consultation.Ministers claim that the new code is needed to raise government revenues from an annual budget of only $5 billion. DRC GDP was $69 billion in 2016.last_img read more

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Camas schools respond to alarming Facebook post

first_imgAuthorities are investigating what they are describing as an “alarming” message posted to Facebook on Tuesday night during a high school basketball game between the Camas and Skyview boys teams at Camas High School.The post, left by the parent of a Skyview player, says, “Camas fans are the worst,” and “I hope someone shoots up the school really soon.” The post was discovered at the end of a close game between the Camas and Skyview boys basketball teams in which the Camas team lost by 2 points.A verbal altercation between the parent and a group of students erupted near the exit of the gymnasium. Students and parents then discovered the Facebook post on their smartphones and alerted school authorities.“We had parents and students who were worked up because the post was posted when we were outside the gym,” said Josh Gibson, the school district’s athletic director.Many parents and students felt unsafe after reading the post, he said.Gibson said it was unclear when the post went live and whether it resulted in the altercation between the parent and the group of students. He said the altercation amounted to insults and obscene gestures.last_img read more

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Scientific Games reveals extensive product installations at Wynns Encore Boston Harbor

first_img Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Load More Mass market growth keeps Wynn afloat as Macau revenues rise 1.0% in 2Q19 Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Scientific Games Corporation has revealed it supplied more than 875 slot machines and 170 table games for the opening of Wynn Resorts’ newest integrated resort, Encore Boston Harbor.The slot machines included a range of cabinets such as the TwinStar J43 and its newest innovation, the TwinStar Wave XL, along with a range of slot titles, namely “Jin Ji Bao Xi”, “Lock It Link”, “Heidi & Hannah’s Bier Haus” and more. The range of table games on the Encore Boston Harbor gaming floor includes both progressive and non-progressive titles such as Three Card Poker, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Dragon Bonus and Casino War, among others.Scientific Games said it also provided the property with many of its industry-leading table utility and shuffler products such as Tech Art chip trays and readers, DeckMate 2 and i-Deal Plus single-deck shufflers and MD3 multi-deck shufflers.“We are excited to have been a part of this long-awaited and much-anticipated opening of the Encore Boston Harbor,” said Robert Parente, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Scientific Games. “We have enjoyed a long relationship with Wynn Resorts, playing a part in the opening of all of their resorts globally, and we congratulate them on what is sure to be a flagship luxury property in the New England area.” RelatedPostslast_img read more

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ACC to probe smuggling goods through NBR server

first_imgAnti-Corruption CommissionThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is going to launch an investigation into the incident of smuggling goods by using ID and password of officials at Chattogram Customs House.The anti-corruption watchdog formed a committee led by director Mohammad Yousuf on Monday, ACC deputy director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Prothom Alo.He said the commission initiated the move following reports on goods smuggling in the media, which include the Prothom Alo report titled ‘Frauds access NBR server, release goods worth billions’ published on 27 March.Pranab Kumar said the ACC will investigate embezzlement of money and tax evasion through unloading goods by using fake ID with the help of clearing and forwarding (C&F) agents.An unidentified gang of ‘cyber attackers’ accessed National Board of Revenue’s server for three years stealing official user identity and passwords and thus released imported goods worth billions, reveals an investigation.This is a major incident of cheating involving a government entity following the world’s largest cyber heist of $81 million of Bangladesh Bank money in 2016 that is yet to be unravelled entirely.The ‘miscreants’ logged on to the NBR server for 3,777 times since 2016 using IDs of two customs officials to manipulate clearance process of imported goods, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) found years later.How it all happenedNBR uses software called ASYCUDA World System for all its customs related works after imports of any goods. All the ports of the country use this software. It is controlled from the NBR office in Kakrail, Dhaka. The NBR can stop release of imported goods by using this software, officials say.A number of customs officials claimed, they had locked out, using the automated system, some 22 containers of goods allegedly imported on false declaration.They added, they only came to know at a later stage that those containers were released with just nominal payment of customs duty.DAM Muhibul Islam was posted at Chittagong port from 2013 to 2015. He went on retirement in 2015. Fazlul Haque was posted at Chattogram for six years between 2009 to 2015.According to service rules, an official is given an ID and password made on his/her name after his appointment.last_img read more

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Full Show The Death Of The Alt Weekly And The Science Of

first_img 00:00 /50:33 Share X On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County commissioners have approved another step for a controversial project tied to storm water detention along a portion of Buffalo Bayou. News 88.7’s Brien Straw tells us more. And experts say the vote is part of a bigger conversation about reducing future flooding. We get Jim Blackburn’s opinion on the project. He’s co-director of Rice University’s SSPEED Center.Also this hour: Two weeks ago, Voice Media Group announced it would end print operations for the Houston Press, and it would become a digital-only service. The days of printing presses putting out hard copies of alternative weekly newspapers seem long over. If anything, it may have been a surprise that the Houston Press print edition continued as long as it did. We discuss what value — if any — weekly newspapers add to a metropolis like Houston.Then: Cows don’t write symphonies. Dogs don’t build rockets to go to the moon. But humans do. So, what makes us so special — and so prolific at changing the world around us? We learn more from neuroscientist David Eagleman and Rice University professor and composer Anthony Brandt. Their new book is called The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.And we learn about a new book called Hometown Texas written by Joe Holley, Native Texan columnist for the Houston Chronicle (and frequent panelist on Houston Matters), with photography by Peter Brown.center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Listenlast_img read more

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Tales from bygone times

first_imgArth, experimentation with physical theatre, embedded into a periodical story was performed by students of Shri Ram Centre of Performing Arts on March 24 at Shri Ram Centre. The Hindi play leaves an imprint in Indian theatre with an innovative perspective to a periodical story.Written and directed by Niloy Roy, the play’s two consecutive shows challenged human limitations along with parameters of story-telling capability in an unconventional way.  It has hardly been seen in India that a periodical story is being told in this format where actors are more than real, yet maintaining a well directed aesthetic sense of performance. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Their physical capability matched the rhythms of nagara and taal that was well assisted by well thought classical vocal ragas.  The breakup of scenes into elegant use of colours, choreographed movements and the usage of stage kept the audience spellbound. Though the language had been essentially Hindi in its pristine form, today’s generation as well as audience from this metro city, were captivated by the visual accomplishment. The story does not take us to any specific personality in the history, rather depicting the larger global issue of economic imbalance and political interference that can be easily equated with contemporary economical situation. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixArth, the substance or the financial value as it might be connoted, is a periodical play that is set in 320 BC. The play reveals intricacies of values in life and society, when even Mauryan empire falls prey to internal conflicts of a human being. Though non-specific to any particular historical character, Arth brings the essence of economical dominance marred by political lineages.Chanakya, Bindusara and their lives are catalysts to the changes in pages of history but the play revolves around the dilemmas of common man and their rebellious disposition to create their own liberated thought process, embalmed by the advent of political and religious change. The political conflict between Takshshila and Mauryan Empire is the symbolic expression of dominance and veiled manipulation of financial axis to control the livelihood and resources.last_img read more

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Costa Rica restricts import sale of baby walkers

first_imgRelated posts:Zika virus total surpasses 100 cases in Costa Rica Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades Costa Rica passed a new regulation on the sale of baby walkers that will make them available for purchase only with a medical prescription.The restriction is part of an Executive Decree signed by the Health Ministry and the Economy Ministry (MEIC). It also states that only pharmacies or medical and orthopedic supplies stores have permission to sell walkers, which have caused controversy in several countries because of their reported negative affect on child development and role in injuries.Health Minister Fernando Llorca Castro said in a written statement that the initiative came from the recommendations of a large group of specialists from the National Children’s Hospital. Former hospital director Rodolfo Hernández and current director Olga Arguedas coordinated the drafting and approval of the decree with MEIC officials.The decree (40.229-S-MEIC) appeared in the official newspaper La Gaceta on Friday, and will take effect in six months’ time. The grace period, according to Costa Rican law, grants businesses and public agencies time to take all necessary measures for implementing the new regulation.RisksEfforts to regulate the import and sale of baby walkers in Costa Rica began in December 2014, when physicians from the National Children’s Hospital and the Health Ministry published a report that recommended “abandoning the use of baby walkers, as they increase the occurrence of injuries.”Gabriela Castro, who directs the Ministry’s National Nutrition Department, said at the time that the use of walkers does not improve the process of learning to walk. “Rather, it slows it down, and it can actually have negative repercussions on, the baby’s physical, motor and cognitive development,” she said.Castro said that babies’ brains get used to associate the device with the ability to walk.“Therefore, removing the walker from them affects their confidence and their stability,” she said.The ministry’s report also noted that the use of a walker “before the first birthday can cause musculoskeletal problems in knees and ankles,” as the child is not yet ready to support his own weight.In figuresChildren’s Hospital statistics state that between 2010 and 2016, there were 434 accidents in Costa Rica directly related to the use of walkers.“Between 85 and 90 percent of walker-related injuries affect the head, and can provoke disability or even death,” adds the report.Hospital Director Olga Arguedas said that wires of electrical appliances are very attractive for children who start wandering around the house on their walkers. About 90 percent of burns in children occurred in the kitchen, 60 percent of them from accidents with hot liquids, the hospital reported.Vice Minister María Anchía Angulo said those figures show that walker use increases the risk of injuries to arms, collar bones, ribs, teeth and more.She noted that while standing up unassisted strengthens a the child’s muscles, legs, motor skills and balance, “walking in a walker isn’t the same. It doesn’t help any of that.”Few countriesOnly a few countries in the world have regulations or bans on baby walkers. Canada was the first to ban the sale, importation and advertisement of baby walkers in 2004. Owners of baby walkers may be fined up to CA $100,000 (some $75,000) or sentenced to six months in jail.Brazil also banned baby walkers in 2013 and set fines of R$5,000 ($1,595) for disobeying the restriction.Agencies and organizations in the U.S. have advocated for restrictions or a ban on the device for years. Among them is the American Academy of Pediatrics, which claims baby walkers send thousands of children to hospitals every year.U.S. pediatrician Alan Greene, in a column in The New York Times, said walkers allow mobility beyond a baby’s natural capability, and faster than a parent’s reaction time. Today’s walkers are safer, but they are still hazardous – and of no benefit to babies, he said.He also noted that the Consumer Products Safety Commission declared in 1994 that baby walkers were responsible for more injuries than any other children’s product. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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According to their metrics Arizona is leaguewors

first_imgAccording to their metrics, Arizona is league-worst in both run and pass blocking, and 21st in penalties.Yep things haven’t got much better for the Cardinals who by some distance still have the worst offensive line in the league. Nate Potter got some action and it’s unlikely we’ve seen the last of him as D’Anthony Batiste is still our worst ranked tackle in the league by some distance. How this line remains such a mess is in excusable. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Comments   Share   The Cardinals, who were off this week, may be making a change at left tackle by replacing Batiste with Potter. However, it remains to be seen if that will be enough to fix what has become arguably the least-effective unit in the entire NFL. No one has to tell you the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive line has struggled this season.You have eyes, after all.Still, to see it so officially, so statistically true is a bit disturbing, but that’s exactly what ProFootballFocus.com has done.The site produced its “Offensive Line Rankings: Week 10 Update” story, and it should come as no surprise that the Cardinals rank 32nd out of 32 teams. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_imgThe Reefs, announced the appointment and arrival of its new Director of Food and Beverage and Executive Chef Philippe Haddad. Haddad will lead The Reefs’ culinary team, infusing his culinary expertise at the luxury resorts’ multiple dining venues as well as establishing an innovative in-room dining experience.The recipient of numerous accolades for his unique concepts, Haddad brings more than 30 years of culinary mastery to The Reefs. Haddad’s extensive background includes stints at St. James Club Resort in Antigua, L’Escoffier Restaurant of The Beverly Hilton Hotel, and the Abbey Restaurant and Nikolai’s Roof in Atlanta . A chef by training and entrepreneur in spirit, Haddad headed up the kitchen in his namesake, Philippe’s Bistro, also in Atlanta , for six years. Haddad’s most recent accomplishment was leading the kitchen at Atlanta’s highly regarded, Country Club of the South, where he established a culinary program winning praise from both members and media alike. Haddad has garnered a loyal following from his time spent in restaurants as well as at acclaimed food and wine events across the U.S.Haddad began his culinary career in his native Belgium , where he trained with Master Chef Eddie Van Maele. After gaining valuable experience in Belgium , France and England , Haddad moved to the U.S. in 1983. Since that time, he has held leadership positions overseeing culinary teams coast to coast. In 2003 and 2004, Haddad had the supreme pleasure and opportunity to orchestrate two U.S. Presidential dinners in Atlanta for Former President Bill Clinton. A James Beard Award winner and member since 1999, he has also been recognized by Ferdinand Metz, President Emeritus of the Culinary Institute of America, as outstanding chef 2003–2004. Most recently, he has participated in food and wine events in Aspen , Sarasota and New York . In addition, Haddad has written food columns and teaches various cooking classes.“Chef Haddad will take the already extraordinary dining experience at The Reefs to the next level with his culinary and resort expertise. His boundless energy and ingenuity will bring divine new dining initiatives to The Reefs,” says Managing Director, Ben Tutt .“Working with people to develop their skills is a complete thrill for me,” says Haddad. “I have one crew that worked with me for 8 years and they are amazing. I very much look forward to my new challenge of advancing the culinary team at The Reefs and elevating the complete dining experience.”www.TheReefs.com.last_img read more

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first_img by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Feb 20, 2019 3:34 pm PDT Andrew McCabe, franchise shows give CBS weekly ratings win AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LOS ANGELES — Fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s headline-making interview on CBS’ news magazine proved a TV audience grabber as well.The program ranked as the third most-watched last week with 9.7 million people tuning in, according to Nielsen figures released Wednesday.Viewership was down across the board during the Presidents Day holiday weekend, and the Sunday audience for “60 Minutes” didn’t approach its season average of 11.6 million. But McCabe’s memoir “The Threat,” about the FBI and the Trump administration, topped Amazon’s bestsellers list the day after the interview aired as part of a media blitz for the book.He told “60 Minutes” that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director in 2017 and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.McCabe also said the FBI had good reason for a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia, and therefore a possible national security threat. McCabe, fired from the Justice Department last year after an internal probe into a news media disclosure, denied he intentionally lied and said his firing was politically motivated.A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on the interview Sunday night. Trump has repeatedly shared his views, including in one tweet in which he called McCabe “disgraced” and said “now his story gets even more deranged.”CBS won the weekly network ratings contest as viewers also devoted time to the network’s “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory” and their spinoffs, Nielsen said.With six of the top 10 shows and 13 of the most-watched 20, CBS had an average of 6.3 million weekly viewers. NBC had 5.2 million, ABC had 3.8 million, Fox had 3.6 million, Univision had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.3 million and the CW had 880,000.Fox News Channel was the week’s most-watched cable network, averaging 2.5 million viewers in prime time. TNT had 2.3 million, MSNBC had 1.9 million, ESPN had 1.4 million, HGTV had 1.35 million and History had 1.3 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 9.4 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” was second with 8.8 million, and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.7 million.For the week of Feb. 10-17, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “NCIS,” CBS, 13.4 million; “America’s Got Talent Champions,” NBC, 10.5 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 9.7 million; “FBI,” CBS, 9.5 million; “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 8.9 million; “Chicago Med,” NBC, 8.7 million; “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 8.5 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 8.3 million; “The Masked Singer,” Fox, 7.9 million; “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 7.7 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.Lynn Elber, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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