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Canadians living in the path of hurricane Irma preparing for the worst

first_imgThe house belonging to Audrey Foy, a young woman living in Florida who is originally from Quebec, looked like a bunker Friday.It was hard to find her front door as the facade of her home had been boarded up in anticipation of hurricane Irma, which was scheduled to land on the peninsula this weekend.“I’m thinking the worst,” said Foy, who lives in Hollywood, Fla. “That our roof will be blown off. That we won’t have electricity for weeks or months. And I’m afraid.”Many Quebecers living in and around Fort Lauderdale were preparing to be hit by the biggest hurricane of their lives.Police vehicles circled around the rare gas stations that still had gasoline Friday. Large retail stores were packed with people but were getting ready to close, like most stores in the region.Nancy Teske Wissler, who is originally from Buckingham, Que., and her husband Dean were installing large boards over their windows at their home in Davie. As a nurse, she can’t leave the city because she needs to be at work in the local hospital.Her pool was full of water, though, which she believes will help with flushing the toilets after the storm.“This is very very dangerous,” she said. “The winds will blow everything away. It’s a category 4. It’s a big girl coming.”Back at Foy’s home, her kitchen table was stacked with provisions: baby food for her three-month-old, water and a lot of propane.“We have bread and peanut butter,” she said. “They say we aren’t going to have electricity so we can’t make sandwiches with meat and what not.“We’re going to grab all our belongings that are important. Birth certificates, passports, insurance papers. Anything that can help us just in case the roof gets blown off — at least we’ll have those. We’ll just wait and see.”More than 500,000 people living in the Miami-Dade county, which is in southeast Florida, have received evacuation notices.Sandra Belzile started her hurricane preparations Tuesday but couldn’t find any water in stores that day.So she waited in line in her car at the local Costco for one hour just to get into the parking lot.She purchased the maximum water limit per person: four packs.“I am very scared,” Belzile said in an interview outside her condo in Pompano Beach. “But at the same time I’m reassured because my partner lived through hurricane Wilma (in 2005), which was intense. You just have to be prepared.“If the eye of the storm passes, it becomes incredibly calm inside the hurricane. And that can last up to half an hour. Some people get curious and leave their house — you can’t be like that.”Belzile, who works for Le Soleil de la Floride newspaper, said she would spend Friday boarding up the parts of her house that were still unprotected.Despite the sunny skies, everyone was preparing for the hurricane, but also for its aftermath.Residents were expecting to be without electricity for days and to be unable to travel around due to debris in the streets.last_img read more

Dining of the future vegan restaurant boom fuelled by meat eaters

first_imgFoodies say Canada is in the midst of a renaissance in plant-based dining as vegan restaurants sprout up across the country and traditional establishments update their menus to make them more animal-friendly.But restaurateurs say the proliferation of options is being driven not by observant vegans, but by dabbling omnivores looking for appealing meat-free fare.“I think we’re living in kind of a boom of veganism,” said Eva Lampert, director of vegan operations at the 5700 Inc., an events and hospitality company. “People are more curious about it, and thankfully, that has meant there’s more demand for it.”Lampert is part of the team pushing to rebrand a stretch of the Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto’s west end as “Vegandale,” which she describes as a “little mecca” of vegan businesses that will help redefine plant-based dining as far more than just “rabbit food.”Vegans go beyond vegetarians in banning meat from their plates, also abstaining from animal products including eggs, dairy and honey.The 5700 Inc. co-owns Doomie’s Toronto and Mythology Diner, side-by-side restaurants that serve veganized comfort classics made by two different chefs. Across the street is the company’s vegan retail boutique The Imperative.Mythology’s menu includes faux Reuben sandwiches, eggs Benedict, and polenta poutine, while Doomie’s serves imitation chicken sandwiches and mac ‘n’ cheese balls. Soy, wheat and vegetables are used as substitutes for meat and dairy.By the end of the year, Lampert said “Vegandale” plans to expand to six storefronts from three, with restaurants offering a range of cuisines and price points including diner fare, desserts and meat-free fast food.“With our business model, we’re looking to get the non-vegans in first and foremost,” she said. “We’re really looking to bring in the skeptics and the people who are unsure of vegan food so they can kind of have that ‘aha’ moment and realize a lot of the things they already are enjoying are vegan.”At the soon-to-be-opened Rosalinda in Toronto’s financial district, co-owners Max Rimaldi and Jamie Cook set out to create a Mexican vegan restaurant that could compete with any steakhouse in the city’s cutthroat dining scene.“We take care of all the elements that are required for a good restaurant, period,” Rimaldi said. “It just happens to be vegan.”More than a decade in the making, Rosalinda was borne out of what Rimaldi and Cook, who eat a largely plant-based diet, had perceived to be a sparse and uninspired vegan dining scene.The partners behind the Pizzeria Libretto chain teamed up with restaurateur Grant van Gameren, whose portfolio of meat-heavy establishments earned him a reputation as Toronto’s “charcuterie king,” said Rimaldi.While perhaps an unlikely partner, Rimaldi said van Gameren’s palate-pushing culinary approach was key to designing an eclecticmenu that appeals to the meat-eating masses, not just “granola-eating people.”“The people who come into the restaurant and say, ‘I typically eat at … a meat-based restaurant, and I love coming here because I don’t miss the meat,’ that’s going to be the biggest compliment we can hear.”In Ottawa, there are more than 232 vegan-friendly restaurants and cafes, up from 186 last year, according to Ethical Tree, an online directory that tracks socially-conscious businesses in a few Ontario cities.Co-founder Frank Ferris, who consults with businesses about targeting ethically minded consumers, said as plant-based diets become more popular, particularly among young people, non-vegan restaurants are adding animal-friendly options in a bid to regain market share.He pointed to a recent study conducted by a Dalhousie University professor that showed more than seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians, and 2.3 per cent identify as vegan. The survey also suggested people younger than 35 were three times more likely to consider themselves vegetarians or vegans than people 49 or older.Ferris said diners with diet restrictions can have disproportionate sway in group decisions about eating out, so for every vegan customer a restaurant can accommodate, the returns are often multiplied by all their omnivorous friends.“These are deeply held beliefs,” said Ferris. “If a customer goes into your store or restaurant because they’re vegan … and you cater to that ethical preference, then they’re likely to stay loyal.”Andrew Infantino, marketing director of Montreal-based Copper Branch, said his fast-casual franchise sees ethical concerns about the environment and animal welfare as “secondary benefits” of its vegan menu, instead emphasizing how plant-based “power foods” can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.With 17 locations in Ontario and Quebec, Copper Branch is on track to add eight more locations by the end of the year, Infantino said, and next year expects to double the size of its empire to 50 restaurants in other provinces.Infantino said plant-based diets have emerged as “the new cool,” attracting endorsements from celebrities and athletes including Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel, who partnered with Copper Branch to talk about how her vegan diet fuelled her training for this year’s Olympics.“There are so many benefits that I don’t see how a movement like this can just be a fad,” he said. “I hope it’s the dining of the future.”last_img read more

UN officials urge concerted effort to achieve global food security

27 October 2011United Nations officials today called for concerted efforts to ensure the world’s fast-growing population has enough food, stressing that global food production will have to double by 2050 when the planet is expected to host an additional one billion inhabitants. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that guaranteeing sustainable food and nutrition security for all will require the full engagement of governments and the private sector.“It means pursuing comprehensive approaches – assisting the most vulnerable, listening to rural women, empowering small producers,” Mr. Ban said during an event in New York to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the observance of World Food Day, which is marked on 16 October every year.“It means strong political commitment, predictable finance, and a focus on results. We have the resources and the knowledge to end hunger. We know how to protect the poorest from the impact of rising prices.”The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, noted that targeted safety nets and social programmes are essential for alleviating hunger and poverty in the short term, but a strong foundation for development must be laid to ensure sustainable food security.“Granting market access for agricultural products from developing countries will help in this respect,” said Mr. Al-Nasser. “Small and medium-sized farmers should be supported through increased resource allocation in rural infrastructure and agricultural services.“Over the longer-term, a food-security strategy that relies on a combination of boosting local production and productivity and a general increased role for trade will help to reduce price volatility, while improving food availability and accessibility,” he added.Mr. Ban said he was encouraged by the renewed political interest in food security, including the prominence that is being given to the issue by the Group of 20 (G-20) of the world’s largest economies. read more

Makayla Sault dies

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation are in mourning today at the loss of  11-year old Makayla Sault who died of a stroke yesterday.Sault is being called a trailblazer, for her public fight to stop chemotherapy and instead pursue traditional medicine.However her death isn’t changing her parents opinion of her treatment.  In fact, they’re even more certain that it was western-style therapy and not cancer that caused her death.The Chiefs of Ontario also expressed condolences in a statement today saying:  “She was full of spirit and a young warrior who fought her disease on her own terms to the very end.”Makayla’s funeral will be held at the Six Nations Community Hall on January 23rd.

UN Indonesia to discuss East Timor border issues

During the two-day meeting of the Joint Border Committee in Jakarta, the participants will split into four sub-committees to discuss cross border security and police cooperation, demarcation and regulation of the border, and the cross border movement of people and goods.East Timor’s 13-member delegation will be led by Lakhan Mehrotra, Director of UNTAET’s office in Jakarta, and will include officials from the East Timor Transitional Administration (ETTA), the Peacekeeping Force, Civilian Police, Military Observers and UNTAET’s office of Political Affairs. East Timorese Defence Force Commander Taur Matan Ruak will also attend.The Joint Border Committee, which was established in September 2000, held its first meeting in late January. In other news, the East Timorese Transitional Cabinet today swore in Ovídio de Jesus Amaral as the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, following the decision of former Cabinet Member João Carrascalão to suspend his Cabinet activities during the electoral campaign.Mr. Amaral will hold this position until the formation of the next transitional Cabinet after the 30 August elections for the Constituent Assembly. Nicola Dahrendorf was also sworn in as the Cabinet Member for Police and Emergency Services and will serve in this post until Dennis McNamara, the deputy head of UNTAET, assumes the portfolio. read more

Palestinians allowed into Syria after two months on the IraqJordan border –

Nearly 250 Palestinians stranded at the Iraq-Jordan border for the past two months were allowed into Syria today, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported.The group consists of 181 Palestinians who left the Iraqi capital in March fleeing death threats, intimidation and kidnapping. They were subsequently joined by additional families escaping the city.In late April, the Syrian Government announced that it would welcome the stranded group into Syria, under the auspices of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which takes care of Palestinian refugees. Arrangements for the transfer took two weeks given the security situation in Iraq and other factors.Early Tuesday morning, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) led a convoy of nine buses carrying 250 Palestinians, along with trucks hauling tents, water and personal belongings, from Trebil on the Iraqi side of the border with Jordon, north to the frontier with Syria.One incident was reported shortly before the convoy approached the border when about 20 men, four of them armed, approached the buses. No gunshots were fired, but two bus windows were reportedly broken.The convoy reached the border area safely before heading to the UNHCR-run El Hol refugee camp in al-Hasakah Province, some 700 km northeast of Damascus, where the group will be temporarily housed and taken care of by UNHCR. In the coming days, responsibility for the group will be transferred to UNRWA.“We are extremely grateful to the Syrian Government for this significant humanitarian gesture,” said Ekber Menemencioglu, UNHCR’s Geneva-based regional director. “We have been very concerned at the plight of these people. It is a relief that the Syrian authorities have permitted them access into the country.”A family of six who had only joined the group on Monday afternoon was not authorized to cross the border. Similarly, 40 other Palestinians – mostly men – who had been encamped on the Iraq-Syria border for the past few days were refused entry. UNHCR is still discussing their possible access with the Syrian authorities. In the meantime, the agency staff provided tents, water and food in case the remaining 46 have to stay at the border.The refugee agency has expressed repeated concerns over the past several months about the security situation of Palestinians in Iraq but welcomed a religious ruling issued by Grand Ayatollah Al-Said Al-Sistani on 30 April declaring that Palestinian refugees in the country should be protected and forbidding attacks on them. read more

US productivity dropped at 32 per cent rate in first quarter while

US productivity dropped at 3.2 per cent rate in first quarter while labour costs rose faster by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jun 4, 2014 6:39 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. productivity fell even more than previously thought in the January-March period while labour costs rose at a faster pace.The Labor Department says productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, declined at an annual rate of 3.2 per cent in the first quarter, the weakest showing since the beginning months of the recession in 2008. Unit labour costs rose at a 5.7 per cent rate, the fastest pace in more than a year.Rising labour costs and falling productivity can be a cause for concern if they are an indication that inflation is worsening. But the first quarter performance was seen as a temporary bump caused by an unusually harsh winter which caused the economy to go into reverse. A strong rebound is expected in the current quarter. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

After Getting Arrested In a Race Riot Kevin Garnett

When Kevin Garnett was a junior in high school in Mauldin, South Carolina, a race riot broke out. Garnett was arrested and charged with second-degree lynching—even though all accounts indicated he was there but not involved in the melee. Eventually, his record was expunged, but that incident not only stuck with Garnett. It drove him.He was not going to let others determine his fate.“I’m from the bottom,” Garnett has said about his life. “I understand what it’s like to not have.”Twenty-one years later, Garnett held to his pledge and has significantly more than most. With the fear of prison still in his core, Garnett went on to became a future Hall of Fame NBA player who has the distinction of having earned more money over a career than any player in history.This is a distant place from that fracas in rural South Carolina that could have ruined his life. This is an unprecedented place, a place hardly anyone could even dream. But it is a place Garnett has earned.Furthermore, word is that he wants to take some of his considerable earnings—$325 million, to be exact—and form a team to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves, the franchise that drafted him out of high school in 1995. He graduated from Farragut Career Academy in Chicago because his family thought it best to get Garnett out of South Carolina. That’s how much tension there was. And it is a reason Garnett has played 20 seasons with a ferocity that could be described as that of a man desperate to not blow it.“I’m not the type of person to give up just because something gets rough,” Garnett has said. “That’s a coward. That’s not me.”He would become the second Black owner in the NBA, joining Michael Jordan. And there is a symmetry to that notion considering the racial incident as a youth helped spur him to greatness.At 39 and with 20 seasons played, Garnett could play two more before trying to turn into owner. In the meantime, he was traded back to his original team and has already brought the elements only a player of his repute and respect can bring.Kevin Garnett as Mauldin High player.“As one of our veteran guys told our young guys yesterday, ‘Hey, listen, when KG walks in the locker room your phones better be tucked away, because if they’re not, they’re going to get thrown in the toilet on game night,’ ” Saunders said.That’s what Garnett does. He forces a level of concentration that creates an environment for excellence.“He changed their culture,” Saunders said of Garnett’s time with the Boston Celtics. “Doc (Rivers) told me that. They had veteran players and everything else, but when he went in the locker room, the music was cut off and everything.”Known for his scowl while playing, Garnett contends it is all about one thing.“I’m not for the flashes,” he said. “I’m not for glitz and glamour, you know. I just want to win, I want to be good at what I do and look back upon these days of playing in the NBA with pride. It’s been a long journey.” read more

Commentary Coaches expect players to Do as I say not as I

If Ohio State athletes are expected to follow the rules and to not confuse their status with power, OSU coaches and athletic administrators need to set a better example. On Tuesday, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles concluded its investigation into the purchase of 25 cars by OSU athletes, declaring that these purchases were legitimate. Included in the 65-page report from the BMV is a transcript of an investigation conducted by Tim Shaw, investigator for the BMV. Shaw’s transcription included an interview, conducted on May 12, with Aaron Kniffin, a former employee of Jack Maxton Chevrolet. In the interview, Kniffin said that no players or their family members received special deals on their cars. Also included in the report, Shaw recorded Kniffin as saying that several OSU coaches received cars to drive, in exchange for tickets. “Kniffin also stated that Jack Maxton owner Jeff Mauk received tickets from OSU coaches for giving them cars to drive,” Shaw reported. “Kniffin stated that this practice was common.” Common? Coaches are going to give tickets to car dealerships in exchange for the chance to drive nice cars, but expect the opposite from their players? Do as I say, not as I do. OSU coaches are making more than enough money to buy their own vehicles. The “common” practice of coaches trading tickets for their own personal gain is not an NCAA violation. University spokesman Jim Lynch told The Lantern that these exchanges are a part of a program written in the coach’s contract. Lynch said these practices are on-par with other Big Ten schools. But it doesn’t look good. On Aug. 16, 2010, the BMV conducted a separate investigation. Led by BMV investigators Tim Hughes and Todd Ballinger, this investigation made some interesting observations concerning dealer-plated cars. In their report, they dictated their visits to the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex to investigate this possible misuse of dealer tags given to players. They found that while they visited, a high number of vehicles in the parking lots surrounding the WHAC were owned by dealerships. They concluded that OSU coaches and administrators were driving these cars. Ballinger also reported that Doug Archie, an associate athletics director for compliance and camps at OSU, was driving a dealer-owned vehicle. “Archie advised that he has a dealer-plated vehicle and he gets the vehicle in exchange for tickets,” Ballinger reported. In the same report, Archie told investigators that there was only one reason a player would be driving a dealer-owned vehicle. “(An) OSU student athlete would only be allowed to operate a ‘loaner’ vehicle from (a) motor vehicle dealer if their personal vehicle was at the dealership for service or repair,” Ballinger reported. So why is there a double standard? OSU officials and coaches preach humility and service to their players, but what kind of lesson is that coming from someone trading football tickets to car dealerships to drive around a nice car? Currently, the NCAA does not have the jurisdiction to ban this “tickets for cars” practice, as long as it isn’t athletes making the trades. The university, however, has the power to control it. The university has a lot of issues to deal with currently, including a meeting with the NCAA on Aug. 12, but this is one issue that should be on their radar. While the NCAA may not consider this kind of activity to be “improper benefits,” every part about this “common” practice is improper, backwards and wrong. read more

NHS to treat child gaming addicts as young as 12 isolated from

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. To be diagnosed, the WHO says a victim’s behaviour must be “of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning.”They would also normally be expected to have suffered it for at least a year.Dr Bowden-Jones, a member of WHO’s expert panel and the royal college of psychiatrists’ spokesman on addiction, is also proposing to develop a six-point classification system to assess the addictive risk of individual games such as Fortnite or Grand Theft Auto.It would enable clinicians and parents to rate and label games for their compulsiveness, propensity to violence, capacity to disrupt sleep and addictive reward mechanisms. Those posing the most severe risk would be classed six. This is the perfect time for experts and the industry to come togetherDr Henrietta Bowden-Jones “We will be treating people without understanding what is wrong with the products. That is why we need different categories so we can focus on those that are potentially the most harmful,” she said. “This is the perfect time for experts and the industry to come together.”The Telegraph is campaigning for a statutory duty of care on gaming and social media firms to protect children from online harms.The NHS group will run for eight weeks, with face-to-face and online sessions so it is available across the UK.Is your child a gaming addict? Six questions for parentsIs your child totally preoccupied with gaming and playing for long periods (four or more hours) every dayDoes your child become irritable, restless, anxious and moody when they are not gamingIs your child’s education suffering because of their gamingHas your child lost interest in all other leisure activities except gamingHas your child lied to your or other family members about the amount of time they spend gamingDoes your child use gaming as a way of changing their mood to make themselves feel betterIf you answered yes to all six of these questions – set by Mark Griffiths, professor of behavioural addiction at Nottingham Trent University – this may be an indication of a gaming disorder. It follows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision in June to classify gaming addiction as a medical disorder. Children as young as 12 will be among the first patients to be treated on the NHS for gaming addiction.Psychiatric staff from Central and North West London NHS trust have identified about half the potential patients, aged 12 to 20, whose addiction is so severe it has kept them off school, damaged their family relationships or isolated them from friends.The team, led by Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, who founded the NHS’s first national centre for problem gamblers, aims to recruit 15 in total for the pilot group, which will begin in September as a first step towards a national programme for gaming addiction.They will be treated for free on the NHS with funds from Nottingham Trent University, a leading research centre on behavioural addiction, with the aim of creating a model for diagnosis and treatment to be applied across the UK.”We’ll record in depth everything we can in order to develop the largest database in the country to better understand the illness,” said Dr Bowden-Jones. “They are different to gamblers or alcoholics. It’s a younger generation. As it doesn’t involve substances, the neurological processes will be different.” read more

Babu Jaan tribute to Dr Jagan takes on added significance this

Late President Dr Cheddi B. JaganThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will be holding its annual tribute to celebrate and commemorate the life and works of its founder-leader, the late Dr Cheddi B. Jagan, on Sunday March 11, 2018 commencing at 15:00 hrs (3:00 p.m.) at Babu Jaan, Corentyne.This year’s tribute will have a special focus since it will be one of the PPP’s main activities in observance of Dr Jagan’s 100th birth anniversary which is on March 22, 2018.General Secretary of the PPP and former President of Guyana, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, will be the main speaker at the event which will include a number of cultural items.Prior to the formal program, there will two simultaneous marches from Williamsburg and Bloomfield to the Babu Jaan site. The marches commence at 14:00 hrs (2:00 p.m.). This forms part of the day’s activities in tribute to Dr Jagan.Dr Jagan who passed away on March 06, 1997, also served as the third Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGoverning Party observes Cheddi Jagan’s 17th death anniversaryMarch 4, 2014In “Politics”Dr Cheddi Jagan’s life was exemplary – PPP General SecretaryJanuary 2, 2018In “latest news”PPP observes Dr Jagan’s 20th death anniversary at Babu Jaan todayMarch 5, 2017In “Politics” read more

WWEs official statement on the passing of Bobby Heenan on Sunday

first_img September 18, 2017 at 1:05 am Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Heenan was far before my time but just watching him on YouTube and the WWE network, I can safely say he was one of the most entertaining personalities in WWE history. His performance in the 1992 rumble was almost better than the actual match. RIP to the Weasel WhatsApp September 18, 2017 at 7:12 am Seth Rollins Videos Articles Zach Steven Whitlow Say it ain’t so! Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte inmytree81 Anonymous September 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm September 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Yeah, it’s been a dark, gloomy year for wrestling. Comments are closed. WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Victor Fiori Matt Demarle Google+ Cesaro Kurt Angle Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next RIP Brain. Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon were legendary on commentary back on the 80s and early 90s. 9 COMMENTS September 18, 2017 at 8:58 am September 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm TheCyberZon Pinterest WILL YOU STOP! September 17, 2017 at 9:52 pm Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Agreed. Greatest of all time! This can’t be happening. All the good ones are dying. Halifax_guy inmytree81 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter No one better. They’re together again. Steven Herrera WWE issued the following statement regarding the passing of Bobby Heenan.As reported earlier, Heenan passed away on Sunday at the age of 73.“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan, regarded by many as the greatest manager in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 73.With a career spanning more than four decades, Bobby Heenan was the “The Brain” behind some of the most prolific Superstars in sports-entertainment history. Heenan plied his trade as their mischievous manager by running his mouth on their behalf with a sarcastic wit considered among the best in the business.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:08Loaded: 100.00%0:08Remaining Time -0:22 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next September 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver September 17, 2017 at 10:08 pm Just shed tears. R.I.P. Videos Articleslast_img read more

1 killed in Dania Beach shooting

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials are investigating a shooting that took the life of one male in Dania Beach, Thursday night.According to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, multiple shots were fired along Southwest Fifth Court, in Dania Beach, around 7:40 p.m.BSO confirmed that a male who was shot had to be transported to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.That victim, officials said, died from a gunshot wound.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

12YearOld Boy Hit In Drive By Shooting In Southwest Houston

first_img Share wikimediaAuthorities said a 12-year-old boy chatting on his cellphone was shot in the chest on a Southwest Houston street when a car pulled up alongside him and someone inside the car opened fire.Police are investigating whether the shooting near Alief late Sunday was gang-related.A 12 yr old boy was shot in the chest by unknown suspects driving a vehicle at 11500 Pine Knoll. Victim is conscious at the hospital #hounews CC7— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 2, 2018The boy was taken to a hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive.The car fled. Police haven’t released a description of the shooter or the vehicle.The Houston Chronicle reports that the gunfire comes amid a rash of child shootings. A 2-year-old and a 3-year-old were shot in May in separate incidents in the city.Houston police Chief Art Acevedo in March pledged a crackdown on gang violence after 11 children were fatally shot in a 16-month period.last_img read more

The first DLC for Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare has completely broke

first_imgWhile Titanfall may be grabbing everyone’s Xbox One time this week, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has proven itself an incredibly enjoyable title. Unfortunately, the DLC that was released today for the game has left players in the middle of broken levels and terribly crashy servers.There was more than a little skepticism when EA announced that the popular mobile game Plants vs Zombies was getting a first person shooter variant. Garden Warfare was not exactly met with critical acclaim, but the game has proven itself to be immensely entertaining. A DLC that was slated for launch today promised to add new weapons, new abilities, new game types, and more levels for everyone to enjoy. What they got instead was a game that feels like something from the early days of online PC gaming.If you manage to get into a game at all right now, there seems to be a 50/50 chance that you’ll be booted out seconds after the match starts. Matchmaking is taking significantly longer for the games that actually work as a result, and the games that make it all the way to the end are plagued with visual failure after visual failure. Entire fields of grass fail to render, opponents rubber band all over the place, and the scenery stopped being destructible at some points. There’s no other way to say it, the game is just broken.EA is more than aware of the problem, and has been updating the PvsZ Twitter account regularly to reassure everyone that they are working on it. As the first real DLC for an EA title on the Xbox One, this is not the best way to reassure everyone that the company is on the ball when it comes to updates.last_img read more

Tune in to the Social Channel

first_img This story appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Web App of the Month By Kim Orr App: CultureGPS Professional Compatible with: iPhone and iPod touch Price: $19.99While a number of celebrities and politicians could’ve saved themselves from highly embarrassing situations with this app, you may find that it’ll save you from losing that international client your company is depending on. Through a “5-D model” devised by cultural expert and professor Geert Hofstede, you can learn about the social customs and business characteristics of more than 100 countries and regions, compare your cultural values and even get recommendations about how best to handle managers, employees, teams and customers abroad. And in the long run, $19.99 is nothing compared with the cost of losing that key client–or worse, your dignity. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read The TV is no longer an isolated lump of electronics that feeds you a passive stream of shows and DVDs. Internet-connected add-ons like gaming devices and Blu-ray players are opening up a whole new social dimension for TV sets. Microsoft’s premium, online interactive Xbox Live Gold service has more than 10 million subscribers. Sony recently launched a social network accessible by PlayStation users. Blu-ray discs with interactive web features are already on the market. This is just the beginning, and entrepreneurs have a chance to help form the young TV/social networking industry.Social networking through TV has a lot in common with social networking through computers. “It won’t be that different in terms of spirit, but in terms of the practical use and time of the day, it will be different,” says Romi Mahajan, chief marketing officer with digital agency and technology consulting firm Ascentium. He sees an initial user base made up of gamers and niche groups of TV show fans, but the phenomenon is expected to grow considerably. “We’re going to be in the heady stages for the next couple years, and after that you’ll need a crystal ball to predict,” Mahajan says.”People are much more comfortable using an array of devices for communication than they ever were before.”Romi Mahajan, AscentiumThis is part of a larger movement of social networking extending from computers to media like radio and mobile devices, as well as TV sets. “People are much more comfortable using an array of devices for communication than they ever were before,” Mahajan says. Interesting areas for entrepreneurs to consider include add-on hardware for facilitating communication, services that help users interact with each other and the creation of niche communities.center_img March 12, 2009 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more


Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market to Witness Steady Expansion During 2019

first_imgTissue Paper Converting Machines Market report 2024 focuses on the major Types and Applications for the key players. Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market research report also provides analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.SummaryICRWorld’s Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.A sample copy of this premium research report is available @ report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Global Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market: Product Segment AnalysisToilet Rolls LinesKitchen Rolls LinesTissue Fold LinesPaper Napkin LinesStandalone SystemGlobal Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market: Application Segment AnalysisFully AutomaticSemi-AutomaticGlobal Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaThe Players mentioned in our reportFabio Perini S.p.A.Bretting ManufacturingBaoSuo Paper MachineryCelli GroupGambini S.p.AZambak KagitDechangyu Paper MachineryFutura S.p.A.MtorresPCMCKawanoe ZokiUnited Converting S.R.L.Omet S.R.L.SeptembarWangda IndustrialChan Li MachineryMaflex S.R.L.Unimax GroupTissuewell S.R.L.HinnliGet the purchase discount @ Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Sheraton Maui Resort says no to singleuse plastic straws

first_img Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Share Tags: Hawaii, Sheraton Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Sheraton Maui Resort says no to single-use plastic straws MAUI — Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is doing its part to help save the environment by completely eliminating single-use plastic straws in favour of a marine-friendly alternative.According to Surfrider Foundation, approximately 500 million plastic drinking straws are used and discarded every day in the United States alone, and 175 billion straws are used in a year. Moreover, Lonely Whale Foundation asserts that an estimated 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs, and when they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50 percent mortality rate.Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is implementing paper straws as an environmentally conscious solution at its multiple dining establishments, luau, banquets and events.Paper straws will be provided in keiki (kids) beverages and blended tropical drinks, with other beverages being served without straws unless a paper straw is requested.“Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock), fronting the resort, is one of the top destinations on Maui to see tropical marine life in their natural habitat, including the beloved honu. Implementing usage of paper straws over single-use plastics is one of the many initiatives we have at a property level centered on corporate social responsibility, protecting the ‘aina, or land, and honoring our resort’s special location in Ka‘anapali,” said Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s General Manager Tetsuji Yamazaki.This isn’t the only sustainable initiative the resort has implemented. From the guest rooms, all of the HI-5 and non-HI-5 recyclable items are sorted each day and picked up for recycling. Partially used bath amenities are donated to social welfare organizations, and old pillows and blankets are donated to Maui Humane Society and Salvation Army instead of being thrown away. The resort recycles more than 10 tons of cardboard and paper per month, and more than 15 tons per month of landscape waste from continual upkeep of the resort’s 23 acres is picked up and recycled into mulch. Food waste from the resort’s food and beverage outlets is donated to a local food waste service program. The culmination of these efforts yields big results.“We strongly believe that care for one another begins with taking care of our surroundings and our continued sustainability efforts are just one of the many ways we strive to provide the highest standard of care and comfort for visitors and guests at our resort,” said Yamazaki.last_img read more

Public works and transport vice minister steps down

first_imgNo related posts. Public Works and Transport Vice Minister Rodrigo Rivera submitted his resignation on Tuesday, but no further details have emerged as to why.Minister Pedro Castro confirmed that Rivera will stay in office until April 15. He said he was unaware of the reasons for Rivera’s decision, but acknowledged that he was not surprised by the move.Silvia Bolaños, director of the National Safety Council (COSEVI), will take over the job, and Germán Valverde, a civil engineer specializing in transportation will replace Bolaños. According to Castro, Valverde has “a lot of experience and knowledge in the areas of road safety, and was ex-coordinator of the Transportation Infrastructure Program at the University of Costa Rica’s National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models.” Rodrigo Rivera was involved in several controversial issues, including a lawsuit filed against the government by Riteve SyC, the Spanish-Costa Rican company in charge of mandatory technical vehicle inspections.He also was in charge of negotiations with taxi drivers and private chauffeurs, or porteadores, who have held ​​numerous street demonstrations recently.Last week, taxi drivers refused to negotiate with Rivera, after a public protest against the ministry for an alleged lack of controls against porteadores. Facebook Commentslast_img read more