Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment PROVO, Utah — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available nationwide over cable, satellite and streaming, today announced that production has begun on the highly anticipated film “Christmas Jars,” which will air on the network during the 2019 holiday season. Based on the bestselling novel by Jason F. Wright, it tells the story of reporter Hope Jensen, who uncovers the remarkable secret behind the “Christmas Jars” – glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need.“‘Christmas Jars‘ is a phenomenon with a reach far beyond that of a typical novel, as it created a new tradition that has changed many lives over the years,” said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. “It is exactly the kind of uplifting story that we want to be part of at BYUtv, and we hope that this film will bring families together each holiday season and inspire them to start ‘Christmas Jars’ of their own.”“Christmas Jars” stars Jeni Ross (“Suits,” “Titans”) and Markian Tarasiuk (“Take Two,” “The Magicians”) and is directed by Jonathan Wright (“Awakening the Zodiac,” “Love, Romance, & Chocolate”). Produced by Muse Entertainment, filming is taking place through March 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario. The executive producers are Jonas Prupas and Jesse Prupas, and the producer is Shane Boucher. Markian Tarasiuk and Jeni Ross Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement BYUtv’s original programming slate includes the new scripted adventure comedy “Dwight in Shining Armor,” in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America; the long-running sketch comedy series “Studio C,” which touts over 1 billion views on YouTube; “Relative Race,” the first family-history based competitive reality show that follows four teams as they meet relatives linked by DNA for the first time in a race throughout the United States; “Random Acts,” an unscripted hidden-camera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness; and the new cooking competition series “Dinner Takes All” that’s all about food, family and fun. BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms.For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org.About BYUtvBYUtv provides families more than 1,700 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 1 billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.About Muse EntertainmentMuse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company and international distributor known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. It has development and production offices in Montreal, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. Muse productions have won critical acclaim, large audiences, over 100 international awards, including Emmy Awards, and over 300 award nominations. Muse produces a wide range of primetime comedy and dramatic series, miniseries, television movies, feature films, documentaries, factual entertainment, family programs and animation. Facebook
“Now with the addition of the Fort St. John office, we are well positioned to meet the increasing demand for our services,” said Joe Loomis, CEDA’s Vice President of Operations for the B.C. Region. “Our new location strengthens our presence in Northeastern B.C. and allows us to be more accessible to our growing client base. We look forward to making a positive contribution to the local economy and giving back to the community,” Mr. Loomis added.CEDA’s new office is located in the 9800-block of 78th St. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – CEDA has announced that it recently opened a new office and shop in Fort St. John as part of its strategy to further expand its reach within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.The company says its newly-appointed Operations Manager Steven Cooper is overseeing the 10,000 square foot shop, which houses a fleet of pressure and water trucks, tankers, hot oilers, steamers, hydro vacuum and combination vacuum units used to deliver comprehensive industrial cleaning services.In 2017, CEDA entered the B.C. market by acquiring Joe Loomis Trucking in Dawson Creek, and continued to grow its operations through the recent acquisition of Breakthrough Oilfield Services.
10 June 2009Greater support for the educational sector in Myanmar is an urgent priority, a senior United Nations relief official said at a donors meeting, calling for more resources in the country’s schools, many of which were destroyed by last year’s devastating Cyclone Nargis. “The international community should increase its efforts, in cooperation with the Government of Myanmar and local organizations, in order to promote quality education for all children and youth,” said Bishow Parajuli, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, said at yesterday’s gathering in Yangon.He urged heads of diplomatic missions, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to shape educational policy in Myanmar by actively engaging with the Government and directing funds to schools in order to help achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of universal primary education.Mr. Parajuli noted that there are shortages of learning material and qualified teachers and that opportunities for further education or vocational training for dropout students are limited, stressing that efforts should be made to reach all out-of-school children.Participants at meeting also visited several villages in the Ayeyarwady Delta to see first-hand the progress made in rebuilding Government and Monastic schools, training teachers and establishing community based early childhood care and development centres, as well as a observing children in overcrowded classrooms with nothing but plastic sheeting on the walls.“Over half a million children in the affected areas have benefited from education support, since Cyclone Nargis destroyed and damaged over 4000 schools of which 1,255 completely collapsed,” said UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Representative Juanita Vasquez.“More efforts are required to increase education opportunities to children not only in the delta, but also in the rest of the country,” added Ms. Vasquez, who accompanied the field trip.So far, 1,400 schools in the delta have been repaired in the bid to rebuild all the destroyed schools by April 2011 with permanent structures designed to reduce the risk of potential future disasters. According to the Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness plan (PONREPP), some $157 million is needed by the education sector over the next three years.
22 October 2009The United Nations communications technology agency has given its stamp of approval to a new energy-efficient one-size-fits-all mobile telephone charger, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced today. The United Nations communications technology agency has given its stamp of approval to a new energy-efficient one-size-fits-all mobile telephone charger, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced today.The standardized phone charger will fit all future handsets, regardless of make and model, enabling users worldwide to charge their mobiles anywhere from any available charger, while also reducing the energy consumed while charging, said ITU.Using the Universal Charging Solution (UCS) will lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of chargers produced, shipped and subsequently discarded as new phone models become available. The new charger is estimated to cut standby energy consumption by 50 per cent and eliminate 51,000 tons of redundant chargers, resulting in a reduction of 13.6 million tons in greenhouse gas emissions each year.“This is a significant step in reducing the environmental impact of mobile charging, which also has the benefit of making mobile phone use more straightforward,” said the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, Malcolm Johnson.“Universal chargers are a commonsense solution that I look forward to seeing in other areas,” said Mr. Johnson.At next month’s UN climate change talks in Barcelona, ITU will underscore the importance of information and communications technology (ICT) role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, citing a recent study that predicts a 15 per cent reduction of total global emissions by 2020 with the more effective use of ICTs currently on the market. ITU stressed that the number of ICT users has tripled worldwide since the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in December 1997, which commits countries which signed to limit emissions to 5 per cent below 1990 levels on average over the five-year period from 2008 to 2012. But ITU said that the role of ICTs in significantly cutting emissions is not recognized in the current draft text – which will be under negotiation at the talks in Barcelona from 2-6 November ahead of Copenhagen climate change summit in December – for a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period ends in 2012.
OTTAWA — Sun News Network will find out Thursday whether it will get its coveted guaranteed spot on the television dial.The Quebecor-owned network is seeking what is known as mandatory carriage from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.If the CRTC grants the broadcaster’s application, cable and satellite providers would have to include the channel as part of their basic TV packages.Some at the CRTC hearings have suggested a “must-offer” designation — rather than mandatory carriage — would suffice for Sun News. Such a designation would only compel cable and satellite companies to make Sun News available to their customers, who could then choose whether or not to subscribe.But Sun News executive Kory Teneycke told the CRTC in May that anything short of mandatory carriage would spell a ‘death sentence’ for the channel.“Let us be very clear: a ’must-offer’ licence would not have a meaningful impact on the current trajectory of Sun News and would inevitably lead to the closure of the station,” Teneycke said at the time.“Let me repeat: a ’must-offer’ licence would be a death sentence.”Mandatory carriage would generate significant revenue for the network, which says it would earn 18 cents a month from every household that subscribes to a basic cable or satellite package.That would help offset the network’s losses, which were $17 million in 2012 — a situation that Quebecor (TSX:QBR.B) calls “clearly unsustainable.”The CRTC is expected to release its decision on Sun News on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET.
VICTORIA — Ride sharing in British Columbia is at least a year away despite an NDP promise to bring in services like Uber and Lyft by the end of 2017 after the government announced the hiring of a consultant Monday to direct the way forward.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said she understands people want ride-sharing services, but the minority government will not race ahead as its studies ways to ensure safety for passengers and a level playing field for the taxi industry.“We know that people are impatient for a change in the system,” she said. “We need to move in a sensible way, not a political way, but in a sensible way that respects the industry we have and respects the needs of people in B.C.”Trevena said the government hired transportation consultant Dan Hara to make recommendations by early next year that will help create a ride-sharing system that modernizes safety regulations and provides more choice and convenience for customers.Hara is based in Ottawa and has 21 years of experience advising government agencies on regulatory and transportation policy, she said. Trevena said Hara was commissioned in 2015 to study ride sharing for the City of Vancouver.She said the provincial government expects to introduce ride-sharing legislation next fall.But the Opposition Liberals said it appears the NDP put ride sharing on a journey that could take years to complete.“It’s unfortunate we’re not going to have any certainty here in terms of what part ride sharing is going to play in the transportation options of B.C.,” said transportation critic Jordan Sturdy.He said the Liberals are open to supporting a private member’s bill this week by Green Leader Andrew Weaver.In a statement, Weaver said he will introduce for the third time a bill to enable ride sharing.“I am very disappointed that the government will not keep its promise to bring ride sharing to British Columbians by the end of this year,” he said.The Greens and Liberals also promised to introduce ride sharing this year as part of their election platforms.Uber Canada spokeswoman Susie Hill said the company is committed to working with the government and all members of the legislature to develop regulations as soon as possible.Hill said in a statement the company is concerned that Uber and other ride-sharing operators are not named in a list of stakeholder groups who will form part of Hara’s consultation.The B.C. Taxi Association, which represents 140 taxi companies, welcomed the review and its focus on public safety.“It’s a right step toward the right direction,” association president Mohan Kang said in an interview.
Report by Ashantha Warunasuriya Amarakoon said that the BJP will seek the protection of the Sinhalese community by contesting the election and is also calling for unity among the Sinhalese. (Colombo Gazette) The BJP, which includes members of the Bodu Bala Sena, said that there is a clear threat to the Sinhalese community from some minority groups. The Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) today sought unity among the Sinhalese community as it launched its election manifesto for the August 17 Parliament election.BJP General Secretary Dr. Nath Amarakoon said that the manifesto was launched after it was presented to the Kandy Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) today.
Junior center Amir Williams led the Buckeyes with a career-high 18 points while Craft and Smith Jr. added 16 and 10 respectively.Matta said having Williams produce at a high level regularly has been a plus for the Buckeyes this season.“He was lacking a little energy on the defensive end to start the game and I thought he really elevated after that and guys did a nice job of finding him, getting him the ball … we’ve got to put him in position to be successful and I think we did that where we got him the ball tonight,” Matta said.Sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle provided a spark off the bench, scoring a career-high 17 points and going 5-8 from 3-point land.No Buckeye starter had less than nine points on the night.As a team the Buckeyes shot 69.2 percent from the field and 60.9 percent from beyond the arc. Nine different Buckeyes scored and five were in double figures.Smith Jr. said a big part of the high scoring numbers was the team feeding off each other as the game went on.“I think when guys see other guys make shots it boosts everyone’s confidence,” Smith Jr. said. “It makes everybody think ‘why can’t I be the guy to make the next shot,’ and that stuff catches on fire and guys start swinging the ball and getting wide open shots and coach has been on us to make your open shots.”Next up the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Maryland (5-2, 0-0) at the Schottenstein Center as part of the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge Wednesday at 7 p.m. Junior center Amir Williams (23) dunks the ball. OSU won against North Florida, 99-64, Nov. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor One hundred wins. Nineteen losses.That is the record of senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. as members of the Ohio State men’s basketball team. The seniors clinched their 100th career victory Friday night with a 99-64 win against North Florida (4-4, 0-0).“I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder, today is their 100th win at Ohio State,” coach Thad Matta said after the game. “They’re the second fastest in college basketball to get there, Kansas got there in 116 and they got there in 119 … it’s amazing and I’ve never been prouder of two guys.”No. 7 OSU (6-0, 0-0) used a balanced scoring attack and a hot shooting night to secure their sixth victory of the season.The Buckeye starting five hit their first 13 shots, with team shooting 19-27 overall in the first half, and scored 19 straight points after falling behind 6-5 to build a comfortable lead.“We just really wanted to come out and make the most of this opportunity. We wanted to find a way to put 40 minutes together, something that we hadn’t really done this year … we just came in and wanted to get out to a fast start,” Craft said.After struggling over his last three games, only managing two made baskets in 20 attempts, junior forward LaQuinton Ross turned things around against North Florida.Ross hit his first four shots of the game and finished the day with 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting, including a career-high four 3-pointers.Craft said that Ross’ improvement was partially because of his effort in the practices leading up to the game.“LaQuinton’s a competitor, he’s the first one to tell himself he hasn’t been playing great and we didn’t have to really get on him. He took that on himself to come out in practice and do whatever he needed to do, just really try to find that role and he did that,” Craft said after the game. “He came into practice and had a couple great ones, and usually when we have guys practice well it carries over really well to the game and we saw that today.”OSU led 48-29 at halftime, and used a 14-2 run at the start of the second half to put the game away for good.North Florida struggled against the Buckeye defense, shooting 20 of 52 for 38.5 percent and turning the ball over 18 times.
Richard Strauss in his Ohio State College of Medicine photograph. Ohio State has interviewed more than 100 former Ohio State athletes with sexual abuse claims against former team physician Richard Strauss. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio StateBrian Garrett felt sick when he saw the picture.It had been just over 20 years since he stopped working for former Ohio State University doctor and team physician Richard Strauss at his private clinic. Twenty years of suppressing the memories of what was done to him by the now-alleged sexual predator.But when Ohio State announced its investigation of the doctor, a picture of the doctor made its way to the internet. Suddenly those memories of the few days he worked at the clinic, suppressed for years, began to resurface. And he hasn’t been able to get them out of his head since.Working for Strauss as an administrative assistant at Strauss’ clinic — which Garrett said was called “Men’s Clinics of America” — in 1996, Garrett, a former nursing student at Ohio State University, said he witnessed first-hand Strauss’ sexual assault of men. During one shift, Garrett said Strauss called him into the examining room while he was with a patient. Garrett said he walked in to see the athlete with his pants down with the doctor masturbating him until orgasm. “I was standing there like, ‘What the hell am I witnessing?’” Garrett said. “I saw the guy’s face, and his face is red and embarrassed.” When the athlete left the room, Garrett said Strauss asked him if he had any issues, to which he responded he had heartburn. After laying him down, Garrett said Strauss pulled down his pants, spending five to 10 minutes trying to give him an erection. Deciding not to come back to work at the “Men’s Clinics of America” after the incident, Garrett said he was feeling alone, isolated as he struggled to comprehend what had happened. “I was on an island. I didn’t know any of the athletes. I didn’t know any of that shit that they talked about [at] Larkins Hall or anything like that. I didn’t know any of that,” Garrett said. “I thought it was just an isolated thing, like maybe there is something wrong with me. My parents always told me not to put myself in bad situations. Did I screw up?” Dr. Howard Fradkin, a physician who specializes in male sexual assault and recovery based out of Columbus, said this emotional response is common for victims. “If a man is sexually assaulted today, the most likely response he is going to think is I’m the only one,” Fradkin said. “That’s still one of the things that goes on and the next thought is, ‘It’s my fault.’” When it comes to treating cases of sexual assault, Fradkin said some things are the same no matter what gender is involved. He said the event of assault creates trauma, something he defines as the outcome of an overwhelming situation out of the victims’ control. However, he said the treatment between male and female sexual assault starts with acknowledging the difference between how men and women are socialized. “Traditional masculinity states that men are supposed to be powerful and in control, so it creates a much different dynamic in terms of talking about it and acknowledging it,” Fradkin said. “Many men who I worked with did not even consider what was done to them as sexual abuse. They would say, ‘That’s how I learned about sex. That’s how I was initiated.’ They don’t think, ‘This is something terrible that was done to me.’” Fradkin said male sexual assault victims, without the ability to hide their arousal “internalize and blame themselves” no matter the sexual orientation of that particular male. Emma Carroll, a Ph.D. student at Ohio State in gender and sexuality studies, describes male sexual assault as “de-masculating,” using the male stigma as the notion that the victims should have been able to protect themselves against such events from occurring.“I thought it was just an isolated thing, like maybe there is something wrong with me. My parents always told me not to put myself in bad situations. Did I screw up?” – Brian GarrettIn the years following, Garrett said he had not told only a few friends about his experiences with Strauss. However, even then, the concept of sexual assault, especially involving males, was not considered prevalent. “Back then you didn’t call it sexual assault,” Garrett said. “There was rape and there was everything else. Nobody called it sexual harassment, assault. I just said some dude touched me and felt me up for 10 minutes and jacked a guy off.” However, in the years following, Garrett said he had a constant level of anxiety, even after he moved on from working at Strauss’ clinic. He said he continues to want to be isolated and continues to have trust issues in every aspect of his life. Carroll describes the effects of sexual assault as similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, saying victims commonly struggle with anxiety and fear. Fradkin added that some side effects including depression and addictions, such as alcohol, drug and sex, are common in victims recovering from sexual assault. After sharing with a few friends, Garrett said he internalized the events, not sharing his experiences with anyone. He said he kept it in the back of his mind, trying to move on with his life, trying not to think about it. However, when Ohio State announced its investigation of Strauss and the alleged sexual assaults he had performed while a team physician at the university, Garrett said looking at a picture of the doctor in a news story made him feel like he needed to throw up. “The problem is, I haven’t seen his face in 22, 23 years since it happened,” Garrett said. “Here’s the crazy part about it, as soon as I saw his face, the whole box opened up in my head and man, it hasn’t stopped since.” As multiple stories were released, showing other athletes and people allegedly victimized by Strauss, Garrett said there was a sense of validation, even if that did not change his other feelings towards what had happened.Fradkin said this problem is more widespread than people think. To put things in perspective, he would mention the ratio of men sexually assaulted and compare it to the number of fans at a football game on a given Saturday. “When I do trainings, I would put up a picture of Ohio Stadium,” Fradkin said. “I would say there are 100,000 people in this stadium and let’s say 60 percent of them are men. That’s 60,000 men sitting in the same stadium on one football Saturday. If it’s one and six, that’s 3,600 men in that stadium on one day.” Fradkin wants people to know that this is something that happens to men around the country in all aspects of life, whether as a child or as an adult. However, with help, he said healing is possible and achievable. For Garrett, he is still mad at Strauss. He said he is still mad at Ohio State, saying the events between Strauss and his alleged victims were “100 percent preventable.” However, Garrett feels like he has a role to play moving forward. He views himself as one of the main spokesman for the alleged victims of Strauss in his time as a team doctor at Ohio State and his time at Strauss’ clinic. Even though he might not be comfortable with that responsibility, Garrett said that is a sacrifice he is willing to make for the betterment of future college students around the country and the eradication of sexual assault on campus. “I want this to stop,” Garrett said. “How many universities does this have to happen to before it stops? I’ll go through the exposure of being in the public light.“I just can’t sit back and not say anything. If nobody says anything, nothing changes. My way to process it is to speak out, tell my experience and maybe others come out. If other guys don’t come out, that’s fine, but they have to go talk to others about it. It’s going to eat them up inside.”
A NEW REPORT by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on trafficking has highlighted the low number of prosecutions in Ireland.The report, by the OSCE’s Special Representative for Combating Trafficking in Human Being said it is concerned that Irish law does not extend full rights to over half of all victims, as they are also treated as asylum seekers.Today the Immigrant Council of Ireland warned that this denial could prevent victims from rebuilding their lives by preventing access to training and work.Denise Charlton, Chief Executive, said the report is a “wake up call” and with just 4 prosecutions in 2011 and 8 presently before the courts, “shows a clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.The report found that up to 60 per cent of trafficking victims are being denied full entitlements and benefits as they are treated solely as asylum seekers.It also made recommendations about ensuring that the “best interests of the child are the primary consideration in all actions concerning every child”.“The need for special training for social workers to meet the needs of child victims is also drawn attention to,” Charlton said. “It is clear from the report that those behind this trade will stop at nothing in their ruthless pursuit of money by trampling on the rights of others. The OSCE has shown us that our laws and regulations must be kept under constant review.”Read: ‘Modern day slavery’ to be criminalised>Read: Three arrested in human trafficking investigation>
POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have said that it is only by “good luck” that no children or passersby were injured or killed when a number of shots were fired randomly and indiscriminately in Dunmurry yesterday afternoon.The incident occurred as PSNI officers arrived to answer a call about a burglary at Foxes Glen. Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Karen Baxter said the culprits intended to kill police but that they could have hurt anyone in the area.“The three officers who responded to the call for assistance yesterday had a lucky escape. They were badly shaken by the incident but they reported for duty this morning and are back at work.”Baxter appealed to anyone with information about activity in the wooded area beside Foxes Glen yesterday morning to contact the station. It is understood the shots were fired from that location.Addressing concerns about the length of time it took police to return to the area after the shooting, he said, “Previous experience has indicated that on many occasions where an attack has been made on police there is often a secondary or additional means of attack in the same area. As a police presence after such an attack can in itself constitute or increase a risk to the community, on many occasions the decision is taken to reduce that risk by removing police officer from the immediate area.“We do not believe that the police withdrawal yesterday increased the risk to the community. We also believe that it did not adversely affect the police investigation.”A 26-year-old man is currently in custody, being questioned in relation to yesterday’s events. A number of searches carried out in the Belfast area have yielded a number of replica firearms and a small quantity of ammunition. They are due to be sent for forensic and ballistic examination.Man arrested over attempted murder of 3 police officers
You know those wire cables that businesses use to secure laptops and desktops to desks, walls, and floors in order to prevent theft? Now you can have one for your iPad in the form of the iPadLock, in case you’re worried about someone swiping your iPad from your desk at the office when you go to a meeting, or want to be able to leave it on a desk in the library while you go to the bathroom. The iPad Lock is a clear plastic full-body case and kick-stand for the iPad with a port on the side that fits the included cable lock.The iPad doesn’t have its own security slot, so the folks behind the iPadLock built a case that has one in it, and included the steel cable that secures into the case on one side and loops around a fixture or desk on the other. They also claim that once the case and the cable are locked together, the case can’t be removed without damaging the iPad inside. You can buy the case and the lock together for $79.95 list price, or just the case for $39.95 list.
By Garreth MacNamee 4,912 Views The 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Share Tweet Email Short URL Friday 9 Dec 2016, 4:55 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.#BANANARAMA Irish fruit supplier Fyffes is set to be taken over by Japanese company Sumitomo in a deal worth just over €750 million.#IRONY Leaflets and posters of Sinn Féin’s Environment Spokesman along with other party members have been found dumped in a Kildare forest.#DOMESTIC ABUSE Domestic and sexual violence is at crisis point, according to the National Women’s Council of Ireland.#VILE Vice President of St Vincent de Paul brands €1,500 theft from Dublin store as “vile”.#PENGUIN PROBE Investigation launched after seven penguins discovered drowned in Canadian zoo. No Comments Dec 9th 2016, 4:55 PM Image: Shutterstock/stockcreations Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/stockcreations http://jrnl.ie/3130782
La Suisse redoute l’effondrement d’un glacier des AlpesSelon la commune de Lauterbrunnen située dans les Alpes suisses, un gigantesque glacier pourrait être sur le point de s’effondrer dans le massif de la Jungfrau. Une crevasse a été découverte, suscitant l’inquiétude des habitants de la région. Un glacier d’une taille équivalente à celle de 12 terrains de football serait sur le point de s’effondrer. C’est du moins ce que redoute les habitants de la commune de Lauterbrunnen située juste en dessous de la masse de glace dans le massif de la Jungfrau, dans les Alpes suisses. En effet, il y a d’un mois, une crevasse a été découverte dans le glacier de Giesen qui culmine à 2.800 mètres d’altitude. Depuis, plusieurs morceaux sont tombés, suscitant l’inquiétude des autorités locales qui ont formé une cellule de crise.À lire aussiVoici à quoi ressemblerait la Terre si toutes les glaces du globe fondaient”Nous ne pouvons pas exclure que d’importants volumes de glace se détachent et tombent en direction de Trimmleten-Sandbach”, explique Christian Abbuehl, qui dirige la cellule. Il précise également : “nous ne connaissons pas l’épaisseur de la glace, ainsi nous nous ne savons pas quel volume d’eau serait généré, si il fond”. D’après lui, rien n’aurait changé depuis l’avertissement de septembre mais les autorités continuent de surveiller de près la situation et ont fait fermer tous les chemins de randonnée proches par précaution. Toutefois, Christian Abbuehl a indiqué que la situation pourrait s’améliorer avec une chute des températures et que la glace pourrait rester là où elle est et se stabiliser durant l’hiver. Alors que les premiers jours d’octobre et le mois de septembre ont été exceptionnellement chauds en Suisse, la météo pourrait changer vendredi, avec des chutes de neige annoncées dans les Alpes, rapporte l’AFP. “En ce moment, le danger n’est pas aussi grand, car il va faire plus froid. Il n’y a pas de danger immédiat pour la population”, a ainsi commenté le chef de la cellule. Le 6 octobre 2011 à 13:01 • Maxime Lambert
Good news, everyone! Well, everyone’s dogs, anyway. Researchers have found a fountain of canine youth and they’re distributing it in a convenient pill form.What is this miracle drug and where did it come from? It’s called rapamycin, and its name gives a clue about its origin. It was discovered on the island of Rapa Nui, famous home of these iconic fellows:Also called sirolimus, it’s produced by a bacterium that lives in the Easter Island soil. Rapamycin is a powerful immunosuppressant, and it’s commonly used in kidney transplants to prevent organ rejection. Now, researchers are learning that it also has rejuvenation properties… at least in dogs.The Dog Aging Project is a very real thing, and they’ve achieved some very real results. Their team of gerontological and veterinary experts have shown that rapamycin can, in fact, reverse some of the effects of aging on pups like poor old Seymour.CNN spoke with two owners whose dogs have been receiving the drug after consulting with the DAP. Sherman, who is now 14 years old, started taking rapamycin last year following a stroke. Sherman was in dire straits at the time, unable to walk or even eat without assistance. After just three days of taking the drug, he was eating on his own. Four more days passed and he was walking again. Today, he’s the dog equivalent of 98 human years old and running around his yard again.Sherman’s owners had another dog, Momo, who was feeling the effects of aging. Barely able to sustain 30 minutes of activity, Momo’s human parents decided to roll the dice on rapamycin again. The result: a 13-year-old pomsky (Pomeranian/Husky) that has no problem playing with dogs a third its age for hours at a time.All this and no side effects. That’s not to say that rapamycin doesn’t have any — quite the contrary. Drugs.com has a laundry list that includes nasty things like bone and muscle pain, constipation, vomiting, and even deafness.And yes, there have been human trials of rapamycin as an anti-aging drug. Results were promising, but medical professionals are quick to point out that a lot more research is needed. And don’t forget, while rejuvenation might be possible there’s evidence that we humans are stamped with a pretty definitive expiration date anyway.Moai image courtesy Wikpedia Stay on target Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews airlifted a victim after a car struck a pedestrian in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews arrived to the scene located near Northwest 119th Street and 17th Avenue at around 7 a.m., Tuesday.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where rescue crews could be seen transporting the victim to Miami-Dade College before air rescue transported the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital.The victim’s condition is currently unknown.Drivers are advised to avoid the area due to heavy delays, as police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Eagle River Sen. Anna MacKinnon voted for HB 159. (File photo by Skip Gray/360 North)On Thursday, the state Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill which would limit opioid prescriptions from health providers in the state as well as require training on opioid abuse for medical practitioners. HB 159 passed by a margin of 17 to one.Listen nowDuring testimony, Eagle River Republican Anna MacKinnon brought up an example of what she called one of several instances of over-prescription from Alaska doctors.“We heard a story that was heart wrenching of a family that their loved one, their child, had been taken to the dentist and the dentist prescribed 30 days of oxycontin,” MacKinnon said. “Mr. President, that is not a standard dosage for someone to receive.”The only vote against the bill was from Palmer Republican Shelley Hughes — a self-admitted protest vote. Hughes said she thinks the bill has positive qualities, but it doesn’t address the root of the opioid problem, which she described as “pill mill practitioners and doc-shopper consumers.”“It will require some excellent practitioners around the state to be better educated about the subject,” Hughes said. “But, they — I don’t believe for the most part — are not the problem. There may be a sliver of practitioners who don’t realize they’re over-prescribing, and this may change their behavior and that is my hope, but I don’t really think the bill gets to the root of the problem Mr. President.”Senate Majority leader, Republican Peter Micciche said despite the bill being introduced during a session focused on budgetary issues, the opioid crisis extends beyond public health.“Some people want to know why we’re dealing with opioid abuse now with this budget crisis that we’re having,” Micciche said. “And the reality of it is our approach is multifaceted. It’s an Alaskan issue for a lot of reasons, and part of it is costs.”Micciche said teachers often cope with students of families affected by opioid addiction. He also claimed opioid addictions are the single biggest driver of crime statewide.Following the vote on House Bill 159, Senate president Pete Kelly also appointed Senators Giessel, Stedman and Olson to a conference committee about the oil and gas tax credit bill.Alaska Public Media’s Wesley Early helped with this story. CORRECTION: This story previously stated that that Senate president Pete Kelly had appointed three senators to a conference committee on a House income tax bill. The committee is actually on an oil and gas tax credit bill.
Back at the 2007 Game Developers Conference, game developer Chris Hecker famously said the Wii was hardly better than two GameCubes duct-taped together. Now, in the most recent session of Nintendo’s Iwata Asks, it turns out that the prototypes for the Wii U and its GamePad were something amusingly similar. The prototype for the Wii U console was two Wiis put together and the GamePad mockup was actually two Wiimotes taped to a monitor.The Tapemote wasn’t actually the first Wii U GamePad prototype, but the second. The first prototype was a Wii Zapper with a small LCD mounted at the end of the barrel.The LCD zapper was the beginning of the two-screen Wii U gameplay mechanic, though it’s obvious that the success of the Nintendo DS had some influence on the decision to go in that direction. Iwata noted that an experiment with the Wii U Zapper is what inspired Nintendo to put a gyro sensor inside the 3DSBest Price at Amazon, which was in the final development phases at the time.From the LCD Zapper experiment, Nintendo moved to the Wiimotes attached to a small monitor with double-sided tape. Iwata said the way Nintendo makes hardware is to “take an idea that has arisen and make something makeshift and actually try it out,” a concept that rings true when taping controllers to a monitor. Nintendo kept the prototype for quite a while, making around 30 pieces of software with which to test it. In conjunction with the prototype and software, Nintendo used two Wiis to run Wii U simulations.For those of you paying attention, not only did Nintendo tape two things together to help make a new console, but used two older consoles to simulate their next-gen console. Somewhere, Chris Hecker is leaning back in a chair, feet up on the desk, unable to remove the grin from his face.via Iwata Asks
Mark Barnes reports from the classic motor sports event exclusively for The Vintage News. The annual Goodwood Revival stands out as the UK’s preeminent vintage motor sports weekend held at the iconic circuit on the Sussex Downs. Tens of thousands of people attend the three day event, the vast majority of them wearing clothing from the 1940s through to the 1960s.There are fun fair rides and live music happening while the classic cars and motorcycles do their stuff and you may even see the odd Spitfire buzzing around. The atmosphere is fantastic. In fact, there is so much to see it is nigh on impossible to do it all in a day.The best thing to do is book yourselves in for a three day stay to enjoy the after hours fun in addition to the magic of watching some of the coolest cars and bikes ever built going hell for leather on the track. This Porsche 910 was just one of the beauties racing this time round. The Hornets really look the part reflecting the sort of biker imagery seen in Marlon Brando’s The Wild One. Although they look formidable they are actually good sports happy to pose for the camera. The paddock is a mind-blowing mixture of sights and sounds where it is almost impossible to decide where to turn first. I was enjoying a crafty beer when this little lot rolled in. Classic Jags and Porsches are everywhere at Goodwood. This magnificent Aston Martin DB2 dates from 1952. This gathering of Porsches, Jaguars, Astons, Ferraris and other classics was a photographer’s dream. It was easy to linger while the mechanics got the machines ready for the next race. Immensely expensive Ferraris like these are not just to look at. Unfortunately this little lot were having a rest on the day I attended but make no mistake, these cars are here to race not just to pose. 1960s era flight attendants uniforms were a popular choice for some of the women attending this year’s event. They were all happy to pose for the Vintage News camera and they really look the part! These three ladies looked particularly chic. Ultimate classics like this Ferrari 250GTO don’t always come in rosso red. This beauty was parked on the edge of the airfield in the middle of the circuit just like any ordinary car, but motors like this stand out whatever colour they come in. The chap next to me in the paddock was happily enjoying a beer and a good cigar while watching the world go by. There are many purveyors of these things on site where just about all needs are catered for. Getting a decent lunch is not a problem. While a newsboy cap with a smart jacket, shirt and tie is the most common option for men attending the event (self included!), there are plenty who opt for military uniforms.This leads to all manner of spectacles some purists would wince at, but it isn’t a competition; it’s all about having fun and looking the part. These chaps wearing wartime RAF pilots’ rig looked particularly sharp and were good sports posing for my camera. The real military were on hand to provide some splendid entertainment. The band played surrounded by classic wartime aircraft including the Bristol Blenheim Mk1a bomber seen here. Graeme Hardy is seen at many events with his tribute to the 1935 movie No Limit, the story of a man who set out on a home built motorcycle to win one of the Isle of Man TT races. The movie starred George Formby a star of stage and screen known for his comedy routines and cheeky songs played on a ukulele. George Formby was a keen motorcyclist and the film role really suited him. Graeme Hardy’s especially modified motorcycle, the Shuttleworth Snap, is a 1926 Triumph P series 500cc machine. This image captures all the magic of Goodwood where vintage coppers escort the classics around the paddock. If you’re out in your Maserati 300S and you see another, the obvious thing to do is stop and have a chat with the driver. It’s all part of the magic of the Goodwood Revival. Big American cars stood out against the Europeans in the paddock. This Ford Galaxie was looking particularly menacing. One of the stars of the track was this gorgeous 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS that belonged to the late Dan Gurney. He used the car in the British Touring Car Championship where he gave the big cats such a fright that Jaguar got the Chevrolet banned from the competition. The car has been restored in recent years and looked serene as it led the parade lap before the classic touring car race I witnessed. Here is another view of the supreme ex-Dan Gurney Chevrolet Impala SS. There were a number of 1600cc Ford Cortina Lotus Mk1 cars in the race and this one was really on the pace. The car was the result of a partnership between Ford and Colin Chapman’s Lotus producing these rockets for the track and for enthusiasts. The race saw the appearance of a bevy of Cortina Lotus up against a number of big American cars in addition to Jags. A few Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprints like this one were on hand to add colour to the pack. Competition between the Cortina Lotus drivers was fierce. These two look impressive going neck and neck but it was all to end badly for Pete Chambers in the red car when he rolled it a little while later. The American cars in the race had the power but some found it difficult keeping pace with the lighter Cortinas. Despite this the big yanks were good value for money. Ford Galaxie was very impressive. This brutal Studebaker Lark Daytona 500 driven by Matt Neal appears to dwarf the Cortinas. The car would finish the St Mary’s Trophy in third place. This 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone was another of the big American machines left trailing by the Cortina Lotus. Yet more uniforms. These ladies were popular with enthusiasts seeking a group photo. Some moments at Goodwood are just a little on the surreal side. This image offered a rare moment when there were not people sitting on the window ledge posing for selfies with the models behind the glass.A face in the crowd: I was heading for lunch when I spotted this chap quietly observing proceedings. He is none other than Sir Don McCullin, whose work during the Vietnam War, in London’s East End and all points beyond has marked him out as one of the greatest photographers working today.We had a quick chat about our time with the same employer and then he was off, accompanied by a video camera operator. I don’t get star struck but when Don agreed to pose for me I managed to screw up the exposure, so the only way to redeem the shot was to make it into black and white. My last visit to the Revival was a few years back on a day when it bucketed down with rain from start to finish and I got soaked through. I was able to get some great shots on the track because so many people decided not to venture out on to the more exposed parts of the circuit. This time round the weather was kind. It wasn’t too hot and the light was okay. Finding a vantage spot for the sports cars was not so easy but a kind lady let me squeeze in to get a decent view. I am a big fan of the Ford GT40 and there were several in the race to savour. Here is the Porsche 910 we saw at the start going hell for leather. What a pretty car it is! The stands were packed out for the sports cars. After that it was time to rendezvous with my gang of mates from sunny Essex so we could get our minibus home. One day at Goodwood simply isn’t long enough to see everything or do half as much as I would have liked.Visit @ Snap Decisions: Adventures with film and digital photography since 1975 on Facebook to see more from Mark’s forty-year passion for photography.It has to be the best event I can think of for classic motors of all shapes and sizes enhanced by vintage fun. With so many people entering into the spirit of things the atmosphere is unbeatable. I am really looking forward to going back in 2019 to cover this event and more from Goodwood for TVN.
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