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first_imgRob LyonsSuper CreativeRob Lyons is a Vancouver born producer/director, president of Super Creative and a brand ambassador for Panasonic Lumix cameras. Rob has been making web series since 2006 in a variety of roles and is currently the Executive Producer and Cinematographer of House Call with Dr. Yvette Lu, a new show that aims to provide practical solutions for caregivers across Canada. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Joel McCarthyDirector/WriterJoel is a multi-award winning director/writer who has now completed two feature feature films, multiple short films and two popular web-series. Joel most known for his feature films; Taking My Parents to Burning Man; (feature documentary) ‘Shooting the Musical’ (controversial comedic film) as well as the short films & Why Does God Hate Me?; “I Love You So Much It’s Killing Them”. Most recently his semi-autobiographical web-series; Inconceivable; was nominated for the very prestigious Gotham Independent Film Award for & ;Breakout Short Series. Currently Joel is working as a directing teacher at Vancouver Film School, and developing Inconceivable as a long form episodic and a new feature film. Login/Register With: Troy MundleActor / Director / Producer / WriterOriginally from the East Coast, Vancouver Web Fest alumn Troy Mundle is an actor, writer and filmmaker who has created, produced and acted in several projects under the UBCP ULB program: most notably Single & Dating In Vancouver, an Award winning, 14-time nominated, Internationally screened comedy webseries that took him to France in 2016; Ghost Unit, a new action-crime drama currently being pitched to networks; and La Buena, a short-film entering the film festival circuit and recently admitted into the 2018 Cannes Short Film Corner. In addition to filmmaking, Troy enjoys long walks on the beach and swiping left on Tinder.CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR PASScenter_img Advertisement Facebook Hear from a diverse panel of filmmakers about their experiences with professional performers, how it benefited their productions and the ins and outs of working with the union. Lisa PurdyNotio MediaLisa Purdy is an experienced media executive who has worked in creative development, funding, production, broadcast, digital product development, business development, brand, marketing and content distribution. She has played a leadership role in her close to 30 years in media in Canada. She founded Notio Media in 2017 to produce and consult on digital media projects and initiatives.Formerly Director of Knowledge Kids, part of British Columbia’s Knowledge Network, and the Director of BBC Kids, a national specialty channel, Lisa has also worked for CBC Television and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.Recent projects include co-producing the scripted web series SPIRAL for TELUS and under the Notio Media banner, working with a range of clients – from tech companies to film festivals – on strategy and analysis. Lisa is also working on a start-up for live performances. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsIn New Brunswick – a small Maliseet community celebrated national Aboriginal Day with a book launch.The book was decades in the making – and it’s one that could challenge how Canadian copyright law looks at oral storytelling.last_img

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first_imgNew Delhi: Weight loss and a much improved body composition has played a huge part in keeping India’s in-form pacer Mohammad Shami injury-free over the past 12-18 months, says Kings XI Punjab physio Brett Harrop. Shami’s stellar performances in the overseas Test tours of South Africa, England and Australia also helped him secure an unexpected World Cup berth, considering he was not a regular in the 50-over format as recent as six months ago. He has lost a good 5-6 kgs and worked that extra hard on his fitness, making him “leaner than ever before” in the words of India captain Virat Kohli. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”The fact that he is leaner and his body composition is better, that has played a huge part in him being injury-free,” Harrop, who has worked with national teams including Bangladesh, said. “It (being injury-free) has a bit of a snowball effect. When you have less injuries, you play more and the more you play, it makes you more robust and you are less likely to get injured. So that (better body composition) is definitely the reason why he is in a better spot than in the past,” said the 39-year-old Australian, who has played one first-class game. It is a Word Cup year and that has made jobs of the respective IPL teams’ physios a tad more challenging. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersAll the World Cup-bound players has received a handout from their respective national team physios on how to go handle their fitness during the IPL. Shami and K L Rahul are the two India players in the Kings XI Punjab squad and Harrop said they are strictly following the instructions from national bodies. “The main thing (this season) has been the interest from national bodies, which have been asking about their schedule and how their travel has been, their communication with the national team’s physio.”last_img read more

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Fez – During a press conference on Tuesday in the Barceló Hotel in Fez, Sonia Mbarek, director of International Festival of Carthage and a young artist of classical Arab Music, spoke about her “Wajd” project and expressed her views about the Arab Spring and the tendencies that dominate it.Prior to her performance in Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex, Sonia Mbarek entertained the journalists at the press conference with her eloquence and refined vocabulary in both French and Arabic.Photo credit: Omar ChennafiThe artist seemed to be modest, yet self-confident and willing to answer all questions gracefully and accurately as a result of 30 years of experience in the domain of art devoted to Arab Andalucían Sufi Music. She said that she has strong principles concerning music and uses them to initiate dialogue and communicate with peoples. Sonia expressed her desire to participate in work that joins Arab artists mainly from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. She also suggested the idea of creating a great network of artists in the region that would make collaboration easy between them. She said that this could happen with the will of artists and a strong sponsor.Photo credit: Omar ChennafiWhen asked to speak about herself, Mbarek said that apart from being an artist, she is an academic researcher and a professor of human rights and copyright. She confesses that at times she swims against the current by sticking to her principles concerning her type of music.Concerning the Arab Spring, Sonia called for a Cultural Revolution and education for children to better understand each other without harming their identity as Arabs and Muslims.Sonia says that success does not simply come easily because artists are always asked for novelty and ingenuity, and must educate young artists to trust themselves, be honest with the fans, and work hard.She also considered the use of the Moroccan dialect in songs as something positive because it may reveal the true feeling of the song, be it happiness or sorrow, and promote communication between peoples.Photos Credit: Omar Chennafi© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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Rabat- Alisha and Katie Lax from North East England will fly with their mother Lorraine Lax to Morocco. Their mission will consist mainly of increasing charitable donations to raise money and collect clothes for orphans.The country’s strict adoption policy forces abandoned children into orphanages. The total estimated number of orphans in Morocco is 30,000 according to the High Commission for Planning.Enfance Espoir Maroc orphanage will host the 12-year-old twins, along with Miss County Durham Galaxy, Natasha Beaston and Miss County Durham Galaxy, Kayleigh Atkinson. Established in 1995, the orphanage houses abandoned newborns and needy children.“I think the girls will realize how fortunate people in this country are as there are lots of things we take for granted that people overseas simply don’t have. Katie and Alisha have done fundraising events in the past but this is on a much bigger scale,” the twin’s mother told the British Northern Echo.Following in the footsteps of an older sister, who has competed in Miss Teen Great Britain and Miss Teen International, The identical twins have competed in national and international beauty pageants and will take part in Spain and Florida in 2019. read more

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“I regret that, despite internal efforts and external support, the parties have not yet been able to muster the political will to overcome their differences and look to the future for the benefit of their country,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his latest report on the UN Integrated Office in Burundi (BINUB).He recommended a 12-month extension of BINUB’s mandate to help restore peace to a country that has been torn apart by decades of ethnic conflict between Hutus and Tutsis, with hundreds of thousands killed.Mr. Ban welcomed the end of hostilities between the Government and the rebel holdout, Palipehutu-FNL in May and the return to Bujumbura, the small Central African country’s capital, of the rebel leadership, but stressed that the parties had yet to overcome the differences blocking implementation of their 2006 Comprehensive Ceasefire Agreement.Palipehutu-FNL’s insistence on being recognized as a political party under its current name is one of the reasons for the current impasse, “with the risk for peace and stability that this may imply,” he stated in the report.Among other concerns, Mr. Ban cited the increasing number of arrests of members of the political opposition and representatives of civil society and the media. “I call on the authorities to allow peaceful assemblies, to desist from detaining persons for expressing their beliefs or opinions and to guarantee due process and fair judicial review for all detainees,” he said.Human rights violations continue to be of serious concern, but he commended the Government’s recent steps towards fighting impunity, noting the conviction of suspects and the forthcoming prosecution of others involved in massacres.He also voiced concern at the high incidence of sexual violence. “I urge the Government to spare no efforts to address this issue, including through new legislation, fighting against impunity in sexual violence cases and improving legal and social support for victims of sexual violence,” he said.While noting that the overall security situation had registered some improvement, he added that the general population still faces widespread criminality. Burundi was one of the first two countries, along with Sierra Leone, to receive support from the UN Peacebuilding Commission, which was established in 2005 to help post-conflict countries determine the priority areas for rebuilding out of the vast array of challenges they face.Noting that the Commission’s engagement, along with the Peacebuilding Fund, had provided valuable support to the promotion of peace, Mr. Ban pledged that BINUB would continue to assist the Government to enact sector-wide security reforms and complete the disarmament, demobilization and sustainable reintegration of former combatants into national life. 11 December 2008Although Burundi has made commendable advances in key areas for peace consolidation, an impasse between the Government and the last major rebel holdout is deepening and the risks of renewed confrontation are intensifying, according to a United Nations report being discussed by the Security Council today. read more

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A 65-year-old St. Williams man is in hospital after being struck by lightning on Saturday.The man was working outside in a field at about 6:11 p.m. when he was struck.He was taken to local  hospital by ambulance and later air-lifted to a Hamilton area hospital for further treatment, Norfolk OPP said in a statement.The OPP is reminding anyone who works outdoors to take cover during a lightning storm. Police are also telling parents and caregivers of young children to not allow them to play outside in the warm rain during an electrical storm.Every year, six to 10 people in Canada are killed and another 150 to 160 are injured as a result of lightning strikes, Environment Canada says.In June 2018, a Courtland family and some friends were standing outside their home when lightning struck the property, knocking one woman unconscious. All were transported to hospital and released after receiving a clean bill of health. read more

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by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press Posted Oct 8, 2014 12:35 pm MDT WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.Officials also said that HealthCare.gov won’t display premiums for 2015 until the second week of November. Open enrolment season runs Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. Coverage can start as early as Jan. 1.On the plus side, the health insurance website will feature a streamlined application for most of those signing up for the first time. Seventy-six screens in the online application have been reduced to 16, officials said. The site has been also optimized for mobile devices.The goof is a mistranslation in large type on the home page of the Spanish-language version of the site. It’s the very first word on the page. Trying to translate “get ready,” someone came up with the wrong word in Spanish.The Spanish-language site had lots of problems last year, ranging from technology issues to clunky translations that left some native speakers puzzled. The administration struggled to sign up Hispanics, the nation’s largest minority and more likely to be uninsured than other ethnic groups.This time, the website designers translated “get ready” as preparase. It should have been preparese — with an “e” instead of an “a.” The same mistake appears three times on the Spanish home page, which is supposed to be a mirror-image of HealthCare.gov. Such a prominent error can unintentionally send a message that the site was not designed to professional standards.HealthCare.gov is the online portal to subsidized private health insurance for consumers who don’t have access to a job-based plan. It served 36 states last open enrolment season, while the remaining states ran their own insurance exchanges. The feds as well as some states experienced crippling technical problems, and officials are vowing things will be different this time.“Where we are focusing in on is a successful consumer experience,” said Andy Slavitt, a tech industry executive brought in by the Health and Human Services department to oversee the relaunch.Insurers say one big challenge for next year will involve millions of returning customers. It’s not really a technology issue, but a time crunch that also coincides with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.Those returning customers will have just one month — until Dec. 15— to go back into their existing accounts and update their financial information. Acting by that date will ensure that they are getting the right amount of financial assistance with their premiums at the very start of the new plan year.It’s estimated that more than 6 million of the 7.3 million people who signed up under President Barack Obama’s health law are receiving subsidies, which greatly reduce their premiums.After those returning customers update their financial information, insurers say they’ll have to enter a 14-character plan identifier number on the website if they want to keep their current insurance policy.The industry says insurers had hoped that number would be automatically provided by HealthCare.gov — but that wasn’t possible.Administration spokesman Aaron Albright says there’s also a simpler way to do it. Consumers can select their plan from a list of all the plans they are eligible for on the website.Existing customers who do nothing will be automatically re-enrolled in their current plan as of Jan. 1. But they will receive this year’s subsidy amount, which could be lower than what they’d be entitled to for 2015.And that could mean sticker shock over their new monthly premiums.Officials downplayed those industry concerns on Wednesday, saying many returning customers will want to shop around to make sure their current plan is still the best deal for them.And those returning customers who miss the Dec. 15 date will still have until the end of open enrolment on Feb. 15 to update their financial information. The change would take effect March 1, and in the meantime they might have to pay more. Improvements, challenges and at least 1 goof as next edition of HealthCare.gov is unveiled AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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LONDON – A deal worth over $100 billion to combine the world’s two biggest beer companies cleared its last major hurdle Wednesday when the shareholders of SABMiller approved the takeover by Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev.SABMiller shareholders approved the 79 billion pound ($103 billion) deal — dubbed Megabrew — despite opposition from some investors who saw their share of the payout shrink when the pound plunged following Britain’s vote to the leave the European Union. AB InBev shareholders also backed the transaction.“We are committed to driving long-term growth and creating value for all our stakeholders,” Carlos Brito, CEO of AB InBev, said in a statement.Regulators around the world have already approved the deal, which AB InBev says will create “the first truly global brewer.” The takeover is expected to be formally completed on Oct. 10, AB InBev said.Acquiring SABMiller, which makes Fosters and Miller and traces its roots to the former South African Breweries, gives AB InBev a large presence in Africa while increasing its business in South America and Europe. The combined company will control almost a third of the global beer market.The complicated deal was nearly derailed by the currency havoc caused by Britain’s vote to leave the EU.In order to win approval from SABMiller’s two largest shareholders, AB InBev offered the U.S. tobacco company Altria and BevCo, an investment vehicle of the Santo Domingo family, a cash-and-stock deal that allows them to remain invested in the beer industry while avoiding taxes on a large cash payout. Other shareholders will receive a cash payment for their shares in British pounds.The value of the cash offer declined in relation to the cash-and-stock deal as the pound weakened against the euro after the EU vote.A group of smaller investors led by Aberdeen Asset Management opposed the deal, saying it undervalued SABMiller and left them at a disadvantage to Altria and BevCo, which together own about 40 per cent of the company. In response, SABMiller agreed to recognize two classes of investors, with the deal requiring approval from 75 per cent of smaller shareholders.A British court must still approve the measure next week, but the hearing is largely considered uncontentious.Aberdeen issued a statement expressing disappointment, but said it took comfort in securing a better deal for its clients — even though it argued the final price undervalued SABMiller.“We take seriously our responsibilities as stewards of our clients’ capital and will continue to flag governance issues when appropriate with the companies we invest in,” it said. “AB InBev has acquired a great company at an attractive price and we hope that the combined business will prosper.” by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Sep 28, 2016 3:47 am MDT Last Updated Sep 28, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Tie-up of world’s biggest beer makers clears final hurdle read more

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first_img Share75 Tweet Email2 What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare? The Immigration Council of Ireland said this was one example of Europe’s lack of response to the migrant crisis. http://jrnl.ie/3320895 Apr 3rd 2017, 8:39 AM Short URL THE FOURTEEN MIGRANTS who were found in the back of a lorry that arrived in Rosslare are to be given legal aid to consider whether they can apply for asylum here.Yesterday, 12 men and two women were found in the back of a lorry that arrived off a ferry in Rosslare Port. They were contained in a refrigerator trailer but are believed to be in good health.The CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Brian Killoran told Morning Ireland today that the information was scarce, but they could be eligible to apply for asylum here if they haven’t been registered in another EU country.The 14 people are believed to be of Iranian, Afghani or Kurdish backgrounds, he said, and there was one child travelling with their parents.What happens now?“It is their right to seek protection of the state,” Killoran said. “They will be assigned a legal representative and look at their individual circumstances so generally it’s based on what their background is. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Shutterstock/Kwangmoozaa So if they’ve applied for asylum in another European country it can be the case that they are returned to that European country. If they haven’t been registered anywhere else it could be the case that they can register here in Ireland.“Hopefully that will be the case that they can apply here in Ireland, that they don’t have to go through any further ordeal to be returned again, to Greece or to Italy for example. 110 Comments We’re dealing with people who’ve come all the way from Afghanistan, all that distance: they’ve face a tremendous ordeal to get as far as they have.He says that this incident was just one example of the “lack of a European response” to the migrant crisis that hasn’t relented in severity.Ireland has accepted less than a quarter of the 4,000 refugees it committed to resettling under international relocation programmes since 2015.Over the weekend Ireland accepted six teenagers who lived in the dismantled Calais Jungle in France.Read: 14 people found hidden in back of truck at Rosslare portRead: Gardaí seized more puppies at Dublin Port last night Monday 3 Apr 2017, 8:39 AM 27,425 Views Image: Shutterstock/Kwangmoozaa Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek government will stick to the ‘red line’ promises it made to its electorate and not make concessions in negotiations with creditors, it said.Spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told the press in Athens that labour and pension issues are non negotiable.“We won’t go beyond the limits of our red lines. It’s clear that we cannot cut pensions.”Talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) will continue over the weekend.Creditors have demanded cuts in spending, including plans to trim the civil service and privatisation of state assets, in order for Greece to continue receiving loans.But Greece’s ruling left wing SYRIZA party, led by Alexis Tsipras, was voted in earlier this year on promises to ease up on the highly unpopular austerity measures with increases in the minimum monthly wage and a job creation programme.Mr Sakellaridis said: “There should not be an expectation on the part of institutions … that the government will back down on everything.“When you negotiate, there should be mutual concessions.”Some creditors, notably Germany, are losing patience with what they see as Greece’s profligacy.The prospect of a deep schism between Greece and the financial community, particularly the eurozone area, has haunted financial markets for years.The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said it would not be wise to openly discuss a Greek exit from the euro: “If I were to say that “Grexit” [Greek exit from the EU] was an option, what do you think would happen then on the financial markets?”But in France, finance minister Michael Sapin was more reassuring, saying Greece’s talks with its international creditors were heading in the right direction: “The risk of things running off the rails for Greece also entails that risk for Europe,” he said, calling for a “push towards a compromise” at Monday’s gathering of eurozone finance ministers.Greece is due to make its next repayment – of €763m ($1.09bn), one of its biggest – to the IMF on Tuesday.The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, insisted that the country will meet Tuesday’s deadline, amid concerns that it may not have enough money to so do.Speaking to the BBC, Mr Varoufakis said: “The Greek government used to pretend it could meet certain targets that it knew it could not keep.“This cycle of debt deflation and insincerity has to end. We are prepared to go all the way down to the wire.“Europe works in glacial ways, and eventually does the right thing after it has tried all alternatives.”He ruled out a bailout agreement being reached at the eurozone finance ministers meeting on Monday, but insisted they “will certainly have an agreement within the next couple of weeks or so.”He also said he is “the chief negotiator of the Greek government”, countering claims that he had been sidelined after a reshuffle in the bailout negotiations team in late April.Greece met the deadline on Wednesday to pay the IMF €200m ($285m) in interest payments.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#Bahamasleadersdebate, #leadersdebatedemandedbyDNA, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 19, 2017 – Nassau – The DNA Leader is calling for the party leaders to debate on the issues affecting Bahamians and The Bahamas; Branville McCartney is calling the decision 2017 a huge one and that there should be a leadership debate for the public to see who has the best plan for the country.   The DNA Leader believes that the party with the strongest ideas put forth will not only win the debate, but win the government.As for what the other party leaders think, it is reported that PLP Leader and PM Perry Christie has said he would be open to a debate and Hubert Minnis, FNM Leader too stated publicly that he is not afraid of any debate.    The University of The Bahamas has already been contacted said McCartney and they have acquiesced to hosting a debate.#MagneticMediaNews#leadersdebatedemandedbyDNA#Bahamasleadersdebatelast_img read more

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first_img November 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Forty-two people were arrested on suspicion of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border after members of the migrant caravan in Tijuana marched toward the border and prompted a five-hour shutdown at the San Ysidro crossing, a Border Patrol official said Monday.San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott told CNN Monday morning that the 42 people, mostly men, were arrested Sunday on the U.S. side of the border.At least three Border Patrol agents were hit with rocks during Sunday’s clash, but none were seriously injured, and agents used tear gas canisters to disperse crowds at the border fence, Scott told CNN.The American Civil Liberties Union released a statement criticizing the decision to use tear gas.“Under no circumstances should CBP be using tear gas on children. This show of violence is outrageous and inhumane,” ACLU Deputy Political Director Lorella Praeli said in a statement. “The migrants at our southern border are human beings, including mothers and small children, who are exercising their legal, human right to seek asylum.”The San Ysidro Port of Entry — the busiest land border crossing in the western hemisphere, according to the federal government — was shut down for around five hours Sunday.The closures of the pedestrian crossing and both the northbound and southbound vehicle crossings began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday after some members of the caravan tried to enter the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry’s vehicle lanes, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.Officials reopened the pedestrian border crossing around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, then reopened vehicle lanes around 5 p.m.President Donald Trump posted a tweet Monday threatening to shut down the border crossing permanently.“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.,” Trump wrote. “We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!” Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Donald Trump, Immigration, Kevin Faulconer FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Dan Plante Updated: 2:24 PM Posted: November 26, 2018center_img Border Patrol Official: 42 arrested for illegally crossing US-Mexico border Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018Following Sunday’s events, the Mexican Interior Ministry announced it would deport about 500 migrants who tried to “violently” and “illegally” cross the border.Caravan members began marching from their shelter at the Benito Juarez sports complex to Mexico’s El Chaparral border crossing, Mexican news site Frontera reported around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Videos posted to Twitter showed caravan members rushing past Mexican federal police who had been blocking them from getting too close to the border.Tijuana Municipal Police detained 39 people Sunday, according to local authorities.Some migrants have been trying to present themselves to United States immigration authorities for asylum, but the U.S. only processes 100 asylum applications a day, leaving thousands on the waiting list.San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer posted a tweet Sunday night urging U.S. and Mexican officials to resolve the situation without closing the border.“It is critical that U.S. and Mexican federal leaders work together to safely resolve the migrant crisis,” the mayor wrote. “Our way of life relies on a safe, secure and functioning border. From travel to shipping to daily commutes between San Diego and Tijuana, it is essential to our community.” It is critical that U.S. and Mexican federal leaders work together to safely resolve the migrant crisis. Our way of life relies on a safe, secure and functioning border. From travel to shipping to daily commutes between San Diego and Tijuana, it is essential to our community.— Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) November 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Dan Plante, last_img read more

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first_imgLearn more about the bus routes, bus drop-off procedures, and the late bus HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL BUS ROUTES for Wilmington Public Schools (2019-2020)In “Education”Shawsheen Tech Welcomes 11 New Staff MembersIn “Education”SCHOOL BUS ROUTES for Wilmington’s Shawsheen Tech Students (2018-2019)In “Education” BILLERICA, MA — The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School released its 2019-2020 Wilmington Bus Routes this week:last_img

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first_imgHyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner, M Dana Kishore on Wednesday conducted surprise visit to the basti dawakhanas to see how they are working.The Commissioner along with additional commissioner Sikta Patnaik, zonal commissioner Raghuvar inspected the basti dawakhanas at Begumpet and Shamlal buildings. The Commissioner said that most of the poor people come to the basti dawakhanas. About 80 patients visit each basti dawakhana daily and most of them complained about the blood pressure and skin diseases. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us He instructed the health officials to provide all the necessary equipment useful to patients in all the basti dawakhanas. Free medicines should be provided to the patients who all come to the hospital, he said. Basti dawakhana in every slum Dana Kishore said that around 1,451 slums were there in Greater Hyderabad which includes 986 notified and 465 non notified slums. Around 112 urban health centers were working in city presently and GHMC has decided to start 200 basti dawakhanas in city in future, he informed. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Commissioner inspects night shelters The Commissioner inspected the Begumpet night shelter, which was set up for the homeless people as well as for the night stayers who comes to the city for various works. He inspected the facilities, primary health check up facilities being providing to the stayers in shelter homes. Commissioner instructed the staff at shelter homes to maintain cleanliness in shelter homes and he urged stayers also to maintain the cleanliness. There are around 12 nigh shelters operating in city which includes 8 shelter homes for men and four belongs to women. He informed that another seven night shelters construction work is under progress at an estimation of Rs 9.71 crore. Advertise With Us Multipurpose function hall inspected by commissioner The Commissioner said that the community halls located in the city would be made available for the benefit of the poor in Greater Hyderabad. Multipurpose function hall in Bansilalpet has been inspected. The GHMC is giving Bansilalpet function hall to the people for Rs 20,000 for their events, staff told to commissioner. He said that community halls should be provided to the poor people to conduct their functions with less cost.last_img read more

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first_imgNvidia’s big reveal at CES this year was the Tegra 4 platform, as well as the first piece of hardware to run it. While the Project Shield looks exciting, rather than plugging it in to a television to get the full affect of the console, what if you could connect it to the Oculus Rift gaming headset?From the HDMI port on the back of the Shield unit to the converter for Oculus Rift and then straight into your eyeballs — you couldn’t possibly go wrong with a combination like that. As Project Shield promises access to the best of gaming on the Google Play Store as well as the Steam Store and other PC titles, thanks to Nvidia’s new streaming tech.We also know that Valve has been working with Oculus Rift for some time in order to get their games ready to enjoy on the headset, and the Oculus team themselves have been working on their own libraries for most of the popular gaming languages. On paper, it seems like this could be a really great combination.The Oculus Rift experience is demanding to say the least. In order to maintain the illusion that you are fully immersed in the world you are playing in, the hardware pushing pixels to your eyeballs can’t dip below 60 fps. In the demonstration provided to us by the Oculus team during CES, the experience is really jarring when the frames start to drop. Imagine that sensation you feel when you are listening to a song and half way through the audio stops for no reason. Dropping frames while wearing Rift offers that sensation, but for your eyes. When your whole world goes black for no reason, you want that to stop pretty quickly.So if this was to work, Project Shield would need to be powerful enough to drive the Rift at 60 fps consistently both through native gameplay and while streaming gameplay from your PC.What we’ve heard and seen from Project Shield so far is impressive for a mobile console, but how does that stack up against discrete graphics on a PC? The quad-core-with-a-companion-core architecture of the Tegra 4 is impressive, though for now there’s been little mention of the clock speed for this version of the chipset. Surrounding this CPU is 72 “cores,” though that word doesn’t quite mean the same thing as the GPU cores you’d find in a regular PC graphics card. The reality is that the cores in the Tegra 4 GPU are stream processors that perform smaller, simpler operations for the GPU. That’s more than enough power, right?In order to do what we want here, this chipset would need to output 1280×800 split into a pair of 640×800 screens, both of which run at 60 fps even when under stress. We know the hardware can output video at a much higher resolution than this, given the ability to display 4K content at 24FPS, so it seems like the Tegra 4 platform would be able to handle this fairly well.Hardware is not enough, though, as you’d need Android game developers to support the hardware. The amount of work that has gone into things like the Unity demo for Rift so far demonstrates a totally different approach to gameplay. Designing a game in 3D requires the game to be rendered completely, instead of just what the user can see when looking straight ahead. If you look up at a tree when wearing Rift and you see 2D branches in a crosshatch pattern because that’s all you need to get away with a 3D looking tree on a flat screen, Rift users will notice immediately.In order for game developers on Android to support the Rift, the games themselves would need a lot of changes to look nice on the headset. It’s certainly possible that a high volume of users will encourage developers to enhance their apps, but at least in the beginning the number of users who own both Project Shield and Oculus Rift will be a small demographic.In the end, this isn’t as much of a pipe dream as it seems, but there are a number of challenges in between the users and the experience that could make the reality of this happening fairly slim. Perhaps if Nvidia and Oculus were to collaborate directly, this could happen much faster. In the mean time, you could sit at your desk with your eyes closed and imagine your friends and family never seeing you without a Rift on your face and a controller in your hands again.Read more: Hands on the Oculus Rift VR headsetlast_img read more

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first_imgBuilding a new home isn’t cheap. By getting creative with materials and utilizing 3D printing techniques, a team of researchers in Estonia figures they could cut construction costs by 90%.These 3D-printed structures could be erected in just one day. It all starts with a material that was used in home building more than 10,000 years ago: peat.Nearly a quarter of Estonia is covered by wetlands, but only a very small amount of the peat found in them is used. The uppermost layer of the peat, which is drier, is pretty much all that’s used. The rest is left to decompose.Researcher Juri Liiv notes that peat can be a tricky to work with, however, because it “prevents many materials from hardening.” That’s a pretty obvious downside to something you plan to use to build a house.The team found another waste material that let them solve that problem, however. They turned to Estonia’s ready supply of oil shale ash. It’s a hazardous substance that has a pH of nearly 13 when it comes in contact with water — roughly the same as oven cleaner. Oil shale ash is not the kind of stuff you really want sitting around outside in large piles, but that’s often what happens.When it’s mixed with peat and a bit of nanosilica and left to cure, the resulting material becomes strong, light, and totally harmless. It also boasts a low heat transfer coefficient, which is a great thing. Its ability to do double duty as structure and insulation is one of the ways it saves time and reduces cost. On top of all that, the peat-based material also doesn’t transmit sound which would make it an excellent fit for multi-dwelling units.Liiv and his team figure that they can reduce the cost of a 1600-foot home’s skeleton from €50,000 or so down to just €5,000. That’s a huge win in the face of skyrocketing home costs.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_img 1 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. In December, a report by The Information indicated that well-funded startup Magic Leap wasn’t nearly as close to producing its vaunted augmented reality headset as demo reels had suggested. CEO Rony Abovitz responded by claiming it had completed a “PEQ (Product Equivalent) build of our target form factor,” and now Business Insider has what it says is “the first public photo” of the device. Delivered by an unnamed source, it shows a person wearing not only a headset, but also a backpack-like setup with an exposed circuit board and processor, and apparently holding the battery pack.If this is the current hardware, then it’s in rough shape, but hardware prototypes often are, and what’s most important is what one sees in that headset. According to BI’s source, next week the company’s board will see a demo unit with belt loops instead of a backpack that looks “more finished.”TIP @techmeme “This is the first-ever public photo of Magic Leap” https://t.co/6hPEMe6eCg pic.twitter.com/i9iKJ8TyvH— Alternative Dave (@redletterdave) February 11, 2017 February 13, 2017 This story originally appeared on Engadget Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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first_imgAftermathAccording to The Advocate, Saavedra denies knowing the woman she harassed. She also continued to misgender the woman while speaking to Advocate reporters.‘I was feeling afraid of being inside the bathroom with a man,’ Saavedra told The Advocate. ‘I didn’t know he was gay [sic], I just heard the voice was a man. Another customer approached me and said that they were scared to go into the restroom because there was a voice of a man inside, and so I told the manager.’The Advocate contacted Denny’s corporate communications department, but did not receive a response.This particular Denny’s location was just about five miles from the Los Angeles LGBT Center, on Vermont Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.‘[Harassing the trans woman] has nothing to do with the LGBT agenda, he’s a man, simple as that, we were afraid to be in the bathroom,’ Saavedra said, apparently not aware of the fact the T in LGBT stands for transgender.‘I don’t even know if he was a transgender; he was a man talking with a man’s voice, it was a man. I was in danger, everyone was in danger. This is a family values issue. We put our little girls in danger, this is not safe for our families.’The realityThere has never been a case of a transgender woman harassing or attacking someone in public restrooms in the United States.In the last year, the United States, emboldened by the Trump administration, has introduced 125 anti-LGBTI bills. Many of them are aimed specifically at transgender people.‘Ignorance is not the sole province of one party or political perspective,’ Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings said in a statement following the incident. ‘But the current Administration has emboldened people to express their ignorance and hatred in a way that is so odious and shameful that we are required time and again to actively resist.’‘That a candidate for Congress can express such outrageous and callous disregard for another human being clearly demonstrates that she is not fit for public office. But just to be clear in case Ms. Saavedra does not get the message, ignorance, fear-mongering and harassment have no place in a country founded on principles of equality and mutual respect. On this International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, let this candidate’s disgraceful behavior be a rallying cry for us all to stand up for what is right.’Watch the full interaction below:Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/watch-trans-woman-harassed-out-of-bathroom-by-california-congressional-candidate/ Jazmina Saavedra, a Republican running to represent South Los Angeles in the House of Representatives, harassed a transgender woman in a Denny’s restroom.Saavedra live streamed the whole encounter on Facebook on Tuesday, 15 May. In the video, she slams former President Obama’s support for trans people. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- The interactionWearing a Trump sweatshirt and carrying a selfie stick, Saavedra storms into the women’s restroom and starts yelling at an unidentified woman.A man in the video, described as the manager at Denny’s, was already stationed in the women’s restroom, standing outside the stall where the trans woman was hiding.‘Why [are] you using the ladies’ room?’ Saavedra screams at the trans woman from outside the stall.‘You’re invading my privacy,’ the trans woman responds.Saavedra retorts: ‘You’re invading my privacy because I am a woman!’‘I’m in the toilet,’ the trans woman replies. ‘How am I invading your privacy?’The manager attempts to get Saavedra to leave the restroom as she yells, ‘you’re violating my rights! You’re sick, stupid.’While walking back to her table at the restaurant, Saavedra says, ‘So that guy violated my right to use the ladies’ room here. He’s saying he’s a lady. Stupid guy. I’m going to wait for him to get out of the restroom.’Soon, she heads back to the women’s restroom and stands outside, aiming her camera at the door.‘This is so stupid in California,’ Saavedra says to her Facebook viewers. ‘You let people say, “I’m a lady. He’s a man.” This is what the politicians, the sick politicians, approve. They put us in danger, a woman like me.’A couple minutes later, the trans woman emerges from the restroom followed by the manager.‘You’re invading my privacy,’ Saavedra says to the woman as she passes.‘Excuse me? I was using the toilet. How did I invade your privacy?’ she responds.The trans woman apparently recognized Saavedra from a previous encounter. In the video, she says Saavedra had followed her before.‘Next time use the men’s room,’ Saavedra said as she followed the woman to the exit.After the trans woman leaves the restaurant, Saavedra jokes about how she was ready to use her pepper spray. ‘I was looking for my stun gun.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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first_imgCider market was valued at $10,667 million in 2016, and is projected to hit $16,252 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2017 to 2023. The apple based ciders occupied more than half of the share in the global market in 2016.Cider is a gluten-free low alcohol beverage, and is replacing beer among people who prefer gluten-free drinks. Furthermore, increase in health concerns in the global population and several risks associated with alcohol consumption fuel the demand for new classes of alcoholic drinks, such as low or no alcoholic beverages. Thus, the cider market is growing at highest rate as compared to other alcoholic drinks.The growth of the global cider market is driven by high demand for gluten-free drinks and rise in preference for low alcohol beverages. The natural and fruit base of cider is further supporting the market expansion. However, high sugar content of cider is a restraining factor of the market. Conversely, rise in popularity of cider in Asia-Pacific and LAMEA regions is anticipated to provide potential opportunities for the market during the forecast period.Request Sample Report at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3823The fruit flavored segment is the most lucrative in the global cider market, owing to the varieties available and innovations done by different manufacturers to attract customers. Moreover, people are concerned about their health and prefer low alcohol & gluten-free beverages, which is augmenting the demand for cider. In addition, the presence of various popular brands such as Kopparberg, Woodchuck, and Angry Orchard boosts the expansion of premium quality cider. Cider market is more concentrated in Europe region and growing rapidly in North America. Developing regions of Asia-Pacific and LAMEA are anticipated to provide great opportunities to the market in the forecast period.Consumers purchase cider by two channels, that is, on-trade, including bars, pubs, and restaurants for immediate consumption as well as off-trade, including supermarkets & hypermarkets, specialist retailers, convenience stores, and others for residential consumption. The on-trade distribution channel grows at the highest rate, owing to increase in pubs & bars and rise in disposable income of emerging economies.The different cider packaging considered in this report include draught, cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, and others, majorly including bag in box. The cans packaging is anticipated to grow at the highest rate, owing to the trend for craft branding and quality drinks. Moreover, the cans cool down faster compared to glass and are infinitely recyclable, thus, supporting sustainable growth.For Purchase Enquiry: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/3823Key Findings of the Cider Market:• Europe was the dominant region in 2016, occupying more than half of the cider market share.• Cans packaging is expected to growth at CAGR of 6.5%, in terms of value, during analysis period.• North America registers the highest growth rate, and is expected to grow at CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period.• Apple-based ciders was the major segment of the market in 2016, and is anticipated to grow at the significant CAGR of 5.7% during the analysis period.• On-trade distributing channel is anticipated to be grow at CAGR of 6.4%.Europe dominated the market with more than half of market share in 2016, and is anticipated to continue its dominance during the forecast period. Furthermore, North America and Asia-Pacific are projected to grow at the highest CAGRs, owing to continuously increasing popularity of the beverage in the regions.Ask for Discount Before Buying: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/get-discount/3823The major players analyzed in this report are Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC, Asahi Premium Beverages, Aston Manor, C&C Group plc, Carlsberg Breweries A/S, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), Distell, Halewood, Heineken UK Limited, and The Boston Beer Company.About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.last_img read more

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