The 5 at 5 Friday

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3244989 By Cianan Brennan Feb 17th 2017, 4:51 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The 5 at 5: Friday TD calls for Enda’s head, and Tesco paints over pedestrian crossing during strike – it’s the 5 at 5. Friday 17 Feb 2017, 4:51 PM 6,184 Views Source: Shutterstock/sulev langeEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #IT BEGINS: Dublin TD Alan Farrell has become the first Fine Gael deputy to call for Enda Kenny to stand aside.2. #BLAIR: The former UK Labour leader wants Britain to fight against Brexit.3. #TESCO: The retailer has admitted to painting over a pedestrian crossing after complaints were regarding over safety during the ongoing workers’ strike.4. #MCCABE: A ‘copy/paste’ error was not responsible for the abuse claim made against Sergeant Maurice McCabe.5. #WICKLOW WAY: The High Court has overturned a €40,000 damages payout awarded to a woman who fell while walking on the Wicklow Way. No Comments Short URL Share Tweet Email last_img read more

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Gana Gueye hopes to execute Marco Silvas possessionbased brand of football

first_imgIdrissa Gana Gueye says Everton’s players are seeking the chance to show off Marco Silva’s possession-based brand of football.Senegalese Gana and Andre Gomes has formed a powerful midfield partnership and have been a fixture in manager Silva’s plans this season.Speaking to official club’s website, Gana states that the hope of making use of their positive sequence of results is the inspiration they need as they go into this weekend’s 232nd Merseyside derby.“The manager has his way, which is to keep the ball and play football,” said Gana.“We are in a good, confident way and doing well. We are working hard on the training ground and that is showing on the pitch.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The manager has changed a lot of things, which is why we are happy. It is a pleasure to be on the pitch. He tells us to enjoy every game… to enjoy our football and do what we have to on the pitch. We try to do that and it’s working..”“We have had a normal week in training, every game is big for us.”“You can see we are getting better every week. We want to keep our level against Liverpool and play like we do in any game.”“The only thing which motivates us is to take the three points and continue our good form.”last_img read more

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Security Council urges Gaza truce no sign of lull

first_imgGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced it would hit northern Gaza “with great force” to prevent rocket attacks from there on Israel. More than 156 Palestinians have been killed in five days of bombardment.One of the Israeli strikes hit a center for the disabled where Palestinians said two patients were killed and four people seriously hurt. In a second attack, on Saturday evening, an Israeli warplane flattened the home of Gaza’s police chief and damaged a nearby mosque as evening prayers ended, killing at least 18 people, officials said.In New York, the U.N. Security Council called unanimously for a cease-fire, while Britain’s foreign minister said he will discuss cease-fire efforts with his American, French and German counterparts on Sunday.So far, neither Israel nor Gaza’s Hamas rulers have signaled willingness to stop. Israel has carried out more than 1,200 air strikes this week to try to diminish Hamas’ ability to fire rockets at Israel, and the chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz, said Saturday there would be more strikes, especially in northern Gaza near the Israeli border. “We are going to attack there with great force in the next 24 hours due to a very large concentration of Hamas efforts in that area,” he said. Late Saturday, the military said it was ordering Palestinians in northern Gaza to evacuate “for their own safety.”last_img read more

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FEMA shared personal information of 23M disaster victims with contractor

first_imgGetty Images The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared bank information, addresses and other personal information on more than 2 million victims of disasters with a contractor, a practice the agency acknowledged on Friday gave the outside company “more information than was necessary.”The incident, which was the subject of a report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, occurred as the agency worked with an outside contractor that was finding temporary housing for victims of the 2017 California wild fires and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. FEMA shared more “data elements” than were necessary for the contractor to do its job, the report said.The contractor’s name was redacted in the report.”Without corrective action, the disaster survivors involved in the privacy incident are at increased risk of identity theft and fraud,” the DHS Inspector General’s report said.FEMA, which is part of Homeland Security, acknowledged that “sensitive, personally identifiable information” had been shared. The agency added that it had taken “aggressive” measures to address the error.”FEMA is no longer sharing unnecessary data with the contractor and has conducted a detailed review of the contractor’s information system,” Lizzie Litzow, FEMA’s press secretary, said in a statement. The agency hasn’t found evidence that the data was compromised and worked with the contractor to remove the unnecessary information.The incident is a reminder that your personal information can flow from one organization’s servers into another party’s hands, and there isn’t much you can do about it. The risk of identity theft increases as malicious actors rack up more points of data about you.  0 Tags Post a commentcenter_img Share your voice Securitylast_img read more

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Teacher kills self

first_imgA teacher of a high school has allegedly committed suicide by taking poison after failing to get his name in the monthly pay order (MPO) list, reports UNB.The deceased is Bidhan Chandra Ghosh, 42, an assistant teacher of computer science at Senergati Girls’ High School and son of Mrinal Kanti Ghosh of Daulatpur village.Shahidul Islam, assistant teacher of the school, said Bidhan took poison on Tuesday night as he did not find his name in the MPO list.Later, he was taken to Sadar Hospital where he died around 8:00pm.last_img read more

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THQ Promotes Homefront with 10000 Balloons Angers Environmentalists

first_imgIf you’re looking to draw the ire of environmentalists, there’s no better place to do it than in San Francisco–and really, there are few more immediately visible ways to do so than releasing 10,000 brightly-colored balloons into the sky. It was all part of a promotion stunt for THQ’s upcoming Homefront game.THQ released the balloons yesterday, during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, immediately landing itself on the s-list of pretty much every environmentalist in the Bay Area. Here’s a quote from Rod Fujita, an oceans scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, that about sums it up, “When I looked out the window and saw thousands of balloons dropping straight into the bay, I was flabbergasted. I never expected to see something like this in San Francisco, where there’s such concern about the bay and pollution.”THQ released the 10,000 read “messages of hope” to “simulate a method used by South Korea to send messages of hope to the North.” The balloons rose and the dropped almost immediately into the bay, thanks to rainy weather.Complaints quickly put the game company on the defensive. THQ insisted that the balloons, “were made from a 100 percent organic product and are 100 percent biodegradable.”last_img read more

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The Cast of Genius Answers Was Albert Einstein a Likeable Pig

first_imgNational Geographic is premiering its new drama series Genius on Tuesday, April 25. Each season will tell the story of a famous scientist. The first focuses on Albert Einstein, played by Geoffrey Rush in his later years and by Johnny Flynn in his younger days. We got to see an early screening of the first episode at TriBeCa Film Festival and got a chance to talk to some of the actors beforehand. Naturally, I asked them about DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.There are now two shows in recent memory that featured Albert Einstein. This and Legends of Tomorrow. In the first episode of the recently concluded second season, the Legends met and kidnapped Albert Einstein. (They’re trying to save him from Nazi captors and prevent a devastating attack on 1940s New York.) Martin Stein reveres Einstein like a god and is flustered to find out that the man himself is a womanizing smart-ass. Mick Rory, on the other hand, is delighted. He enjoys watching Martin be called “stupid” by his hero. Most of all, he has one of the best lines of the episode: “I like him. He’s a pig.”How close to the truth is that line? Well, the cast of this show has certainly learned a lot about Einstein over the course of production, so I asked them what they thought of that assessment. Yes, when given the opportunity to interview great actors of film and television, I ask them about my favorite comic book TV show. That’s who I am.Czech Republic – Emily Watson (Elsa Einstein) with Geoffrey Rush (Albert Einstein) in National Geographic’s Genius (National Geographic/Dusan Martincek)First up was Richard Topol, who plays Einstein’s friend, Fritz Haber. Topol first shared a little information about Haber, and why he was so excited to play this role. Haber was born Jewish but converted to Christianity. He was a chemist who figured out how to use Nitrogen as a fertilizer and grow more food. He saved Europe from famine. He then used the same process in World War I to make poison gas. That dichotomy is what made the role so interesting to Topol. The actor promised that Genius will also tell Haber’s story.But onto the important question. Is “I like him; he’s a pig” an accurate description of Einstein. Now, if anyone’s going to have a good answer to a question, it’s the guy who plays Fritz Haber. In describing Einstein’s friendship with Haber, Topol said Einstein asked Haber to help him divorce his first wife. Einstein wanted his wife to either agree to let him keep his mistress or agree to divorce. Haber’s the one that fixed it for him. So what does the man who played Fritz Haber think?“I think he’s portrayed as somebody who doesn’t want to grow up,” Topol said. He sees Albert Einstein not as a pig, but as an immature person, who probably should have behaved more like a grown up than he did. “We forgive him. We forgive him his weakness, his childishness. So how about that? Slightly kinder.”Most of the cast, after working on this series, had a much kinder outlook on Albert Einstein and his womanizing ways. Now, it’s almost certain many of them aren’t familiar with how blunt Mick Rory typically is, but it’s not surprising that after studying the people in Einstein’s life so closely, they have a more nuanced take on him.Gwendolyn Ellis, who plays the young version of Elsa Einstein, the physicist’s second wife and first cousin, very much disagreed that the man was a pig. She describes Einstein’s relationship with his second wife as a deep romantic friendship. That they knew what each other needed, and they found that they wanted the same kind of marriage.“I think he was a regular guy. He certainly slept with his fair share of women, and I think that Elsa didn’t like it, but I think she admired him to an extent that she knew that that’s what he needed,” Ellis said. “No, no I don’t think he was a pig. I just think he was a morally complicated person.”Next came T.R. Knight, who plays J. Edgar Hoover on Genius. Knight, who had not seen the finished show yet, promised that it will tackle the issue of whether Einstein was a pig or not. He didn’t give any opinion on the issue himself, though he did admit that Einstein did have some issues with women.“What I like about it is it shows his failings. I think that’s what’s so fascinating, especially about modern biopics. It’s so easy to hero worship him, but what if you know all the uglier sides of someone and then you still respect them? That’s fascinating to me.”Of course, I couldn’t have J. Edgar Hoover standing in front of me and not ask about another famous portrayal of the former FBI director. I asked Knight who would win in a J. Edgar Hoover-off, him or Leonardo DiCaprio. Knight said he wouldn’t want to fight Leo, as the Oscar winner is much taller than him. Also, he’s a pacifist. On the other hand, given the prosthetics at work in both J. Edgar and Genius, Knight would like to see the prosthetic teams face off against one another. You listening Nat Geo? I think I smell a spin-off series.We also spoke to the actor who plays an agent working under Hoover in the first episode. Vincent Kartheiser plays Raymond Geist, who questions Einstein about his loyalties and intentions before he enters the United States. It was funny to see that, although Kartheiser described his character as morally closer to himself than Pete Campbell was, we feel similarly about Geist as we did about Pete. In fact, he’d be a great villain on next season of Legends of Tomorrow. Pete Campbell: Time Asshole.Kartheiser disagreed with Legends‘s characterization of Einstein as a pig but said that doesn’t mean the show is wrong. “I think that calling anyone a pig is a vague and broad term, and I think we all have moments like that, don’t we?” he said. “If they went back in time for just one moment, just one year, just one month… I guess in certain rooms with Albert Einstein you would think that, and in other rooms, you would think he had a very high level of integrity and discipline. I think we all have our places where we’re at our best and places where we’re at our worst.” He added, “I’m at my worst in the shower.”Eugene Simon, who plays son Eduard Einstein, very much insisted that Albert was not a pig. He even had some advice for the fictional DC character. When telling me about the role of Eduard, Simon said he felt the sense of abandonment Eduard feels towards his father very personally. He was also fascinated by Eduard’s response to his abandonment issues and his own chase of schizophrenia. Eduard Einstein dealt with his mental illness by learning everything he could about psychology at the time. “It’s a story that’s enormously powerful, and I was very lucky to tell it.”Upon hearing about the scene in question, Simon replied “Well Heat Wave, I don’t know what books you’ve been reading, or not reading. No, I think Albert Einstien was, certainly I can tell you from my understanding for my character, a flawed father. To say he’s a pig is probably a little bit too harsh.” Simon pointed out that Einstein lived during one of the most turbulent times in the 20th century, and tried to impart a message of pacifism to a world that wasn’t too keen on it. “He was a man of great integrity, but flawed. So Heat Wave, read more books.” Not sure Rory will take the advice, but there it is.Finally, I had to ask one of the writers of Genius what he thought of the comedy superhero show’s portrayal of the man he no doubt spent a lot of time researching and getting just right. Kenneth Biller co-wrote the script with Noah Pink. Biller said he wanted to tell Einstein’s story because he had such an eventful, dramatic and dangerous life. He also said he thought it was important, during a time when science is not valued by those in power, to tell a story about a time where it was. Not only valued, Biller said Einstein was an international superstar for his ideas.So what did he think about Mick Rory’s interpretation of the character? He didn’t see Einstein as a pig at all. “I don’t think Einstein was a womanizer, he didn’t objectify women,” Biller said. “He really valued women, and in many ways, his ideas about women were very modern. His first wife, Mileva Maric was a student with him and he was very excited about the idea of having a Ph.D. for a wife… He valued women’s intellect, and yes, he did love women, a lot of women, but as you’ll see in the show, he had his own Einsteinian logic. He just didn’t really believe that monogamy was natural, he thought it was an artificial social construct. He came to an accommodation with his second wife, Elsa, who knew about and tolerated his affairs.”Biller said that while he doesn’t see Einstein as a big, he was a flawed human being, and the show will depict his many mistakes as well as his successes.Despite Einstein’s many flaws and well-documented infidelity, the people that have just made a comprehensive biographic TV series about him wouldn’t say he’s a pig. While it’s not news that the National Geographic show would be a little more nuanced than the superhero time travel comedy in its depiction of Albert Einstein, everyone had their own interpretation of who Albert Einstein was. He may not have been a pig, but he was a flawed human being, who occasionally hurt those closest to him. Either way, he’s so much more than the E=MC2 guy with crazy hair. It’s exciting to see shows like Genius and even Legends of Tomorrow (in its own way) try to show us that.Genius premieres tonight Tuesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. on National Geographic. For more, read PCMag’s Fast Forward: Ron Howard on Einstein’s Genius, the Future of Filmmaking.All photos by Managing Editor, Sheilah Villarilast_img read more

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HandsOn Resident Evil 2 Remake is Everything We Could Have Hoped For

first_img Capcom first announced Resident Evil 2 Remake all the way back in the summer of 2015. We haven’t gotten many details since then, but thanks to E3, we now know exactly what to expect. During my time at Capcom’s booth, I played around 20 minutes of Resident Evil 2 Remake. As a fan of the original game, I was extremely impressed by what I experienced. If you’re going to update a classic game for the modern age, this is how you do it.The demo featured a baby-faced Leon S. Kennedy who begins his tenure at the Raccoon City Police Department during the outbreak of a zombie plague. The first thing that stood out to me was the game’s camera angle. Instead of static pre-rendered CG backgrounds, RE2R has a third-person over-the-shoulder camera. Basically, it has the camera angle from Resident Evil 4. This immediately lets players know this isn’t just the old Resident Evil 2 with a new coat of paint. This is a remake in every sense of the word.Despite the shiny new graphics, this is still Resident Evil 2 at its core. There’s no better proof of this than some of the puzzles found in the police station’s entrance. Seriously, who designed this place? Imagine having to work at the RCPD and needing a special blue key to unlock specific doors. How about acquiring three medallions to unlock the contents found at the base of an angel statue. This all seems even more preposterous than before thanks to the realistic graphics. Still, it is cool to see the game contain the classic puzzles… even if they are extremely outlandish.If you’ve played any post-Resident Evil 4 title, you’ll find the controls familiar. The older RE games have clunky controls by today’s standards so I’m glad Capcom choose to update them. Since I didn’t have to worry about controls, I was able to completely focus on exploring the abandoned police station.Naturally, I had to deal with a few zombies along the way. Shooting mechanics are very reminiscent of Resident Evil 6, which means some shots don’t hit their mark even at point-blank range. I’m not sure if you can upgrade weapons, but my handgun felt decidedly weak. Head shots didn’t always guarantee a zombie would stay down. Using the combat knife helps immensely when you’ve run out of ammo. However, you can wear it out, so it’s best to use it only as a last-ditch effort.Like the original, one must manage their items carefully. This wasn’t an issue during the demo, but it can become a problem in the final game. Key items are stored alongside your health sprays and ammo. You’ll run into situations where you’ll need to drop an item for something more important. Thankfully, you do not need to carry ink ribbons to save, and things like bullets and health items all go into their respective inventory slots. I’m sure you can upgrade your inventory capacity later in the game.Resident Evil 2 Remake runs on the same engine as Resident Evil 7. Because of that, everything is rendered with an impressive level of detail. What really sells the visuals is the lighting. The dimly lit halls of the RCPD give the game an appropriately dark and uncomfortable ambiance. Some sections are so frighteningly detailed you almost wish Leon would turn his flashlight off. Even in a well-lit press room where I was surrounded by people and accompanied by my friendly PR handler, I was still frightened.Resident Evil 2 is a classic, and this remake is most certainly doing it justice. It’s a nice example of how to properly update a beloved game while retaining its key elements. There are a ton of new titles dropping in the coming months, but this one is deserving of your attention. It truly is solidly designed. If you’re a fan of the original or have never experienced it, you totally need to check out Resident Evil 2 Remake. Expect the game on January 25, 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. These Are the Games You Should Check Out in January 2019NYCC 2018: Resident Evil 2 Remake’s Bosses Are Absolutely Terrifying Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Sufiyana celebrations

first_imgThe melodious tune of Tufail Sanjrani, a Sufi Singer from Sindh, Pakistan will overwhelm the audience along with some Sindhi Sufi Kalam by Padmashri Shanti Hiranand, Dushyant Ahuja, Uma Lalla, Ghansham Vaswani, Kajal Chandiramani  & Sadhna Bhatia to be staged on 22 March.The audience will get engulfed on second day of the festival (23 March) which presents Kathak Dance on Sajan-Rahiyo-Aa Raha Hoo Mein, and Sindh Sufi Kalam of Taj Mastani. The festival will further add to the spirit of Sufi Lovers as the entry is made free on first come first basis.WHEN: 22-23 March; TIMING: 5.30 pm onwardsWHERE: Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, CV Mess Janpathlast_img read more

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ATT combines with Google cloud to deliver cloud networking at scale

first_imgAT&T partners with Google cloud to deliver cloud networking solutions for enterprise customers using Partner Interconnect solution. This new offering enables customers to use ATT NetBond and connect to Google Cloud Platform in a secure way. Businesses can also connect to Google Cloud via Cloud VPN. Chief product officer at ATT, Roman Pacewicz said “ We’re committed to helping businesses transform through our edge-to-edge capabilities. This collaboration with Google Cloud gives businesses access to a full suite of productivity tools and a highly secure, private network connection to the Google Cloud Platform.” Paul Ferrand, President Global Customer Operations, Google Cloud said “ AT&T provides organizations globally with secure, smart solutions, and our work to bring Google Cloud’s portfolio of products, services and tools to every layer of its customers’ business helps serve this mission. Our alliance allows businesses to seamlessly communicate and collaborate from virtually anywhere and connect their networks to our highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure” ATT is also offering access to G-suite, Google’s cloud-based productivity suite which includes Gmail, Docs and Drive available via ATT Collaborate. Using Cloud Partner interconnect, it facilitates private connectivity to Google Cloud and helps them run multiple workloads across different cloud environment. It also allows centres that are located far away from a Google Cloud region or point of presence to connect at up to 10Gbps. Additionally, since G Suite is there with AT&T Collaborate, enterprises have access to a single source for chat, voice, video and desktop sharing. Businesses can also enable carrier-grade voice reliability and security from within the G Suite applications.It can also be used across practically any device from any location. Read Next Google Compute Engine Plugin makes it easy to use Jenkins on Google Cloud Platform How to Run Hadoop on Google Cloud – Part 1 Google announces Cloud TPUs on the Cloud Machine Learning Engine (ML Engine)last_img read more

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Reach Global Marketing appointed Canadian agency of record for Sonoma County Tourism

first_img TORONTO — Sonoma County Tourism has named Reach Global Marketing as its agency of record in Canada.“We’re thrilled to be working with an innovative brand like Sonoma County Tourism,” says Charmaine Singh, President, Reach Global Marketing. “The ‘Sonoma County: Life Opens Up’ tagline is enticing in that it offers consumers a transformative yet down-to-earth experience that we know will resonate with Canadian consumers.”Singh says Reach will develop and execute communications, sales, and marketing activities in key Canadian cities to promote overnight stays and encourage tourism within Sonoma County.Claudia Vecchio, President/CEO, Sonoma County Tourism, says Sonoma County Tourism is delighted to be working with Reach Global Marketing, to introduce Canadian visitors to the region’s unique wine country experience. “We were most impressed with the agency’s creative approach to developing an integrated sales and marketing program that conveys how the destination’s diverse offerings help amplify the ‘Life Opens Up’ brand,” she added.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaSonoma County is 48 kilometres north of San Francisco and is one of California’s top food and wine destinations with more than 425 wineries. Direct flights into San Francisco are available from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. For more information on Sonoma County Tourism see sonomacounty.com Share Tags: Reach PR, Sonoma County Monday, March 25, 2019 Reach Global Marketing appointed Canadian agency of record for Sonoma County Tourismcenter_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted bylast_img read more

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Entrylevel surf event opens doors for Guanacaste kids

first_imgA quick look around Tamarindo Beach on Saturday and you’d have thought you were seeing a professional, national surf competition. After all, there were tents, sponsor signage, judges and colored jerseys for the surfers in the contest.But what actually took place in the Guanacaste town was Surf the Tide, an entry-level event organized by Chelsea Lisaius. Lisaius is the founder of an area school, Tide Academy, and one of the main coordinators of the Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf – the annual providence-wide surf tournament that begins its fourth year on November 26 and 27, also in Tamarindo.Surf the Tide, which featured three contests over a six-week span – two in Tamarindo and one in nearby Avellanas – is unique in many ways. Entrants under 12 can enter the contest for free, as can at-risk kids from the community organizations CEPIA and Surf for Youth.  Lisaius said this fee policy allows those children with financial constraints to be able to compete.The categories are Tadpoles (6 and under), Dolphins (12 and under and pushed into waves), Groms (12 and under), Boys (16 and under), Juniors (18 and under), Girl’s and Open.“The reason I started Surf the Tide was that kids need more opportunities to compete and to practice,” explained Lisaius. “We have some of the most amazing surfers here in Costa Rica; however, we continue to focus on the same top surfers instead of creating a learning platform for the younger and less experienced to grow. Hosting monthly amateur events allows these less experienced surfers to gain the knowledge and confidence to compete at a more professional level.”One of the stars of Surf the Tide was 6-year-old Nico Boos, who won Tadpoles and Dolphins at all three events. Boos said his goal is to be like John John Florence, the youngster from Hawaii who is now the world champion surfer, having won the top spot on the Championship Tour (CT).“I wanted to be different from the rest of the kids by catching the bigger waves of the heats,” Boos said. “But I think the coolest part of winning are the prizes.”These included donated sports apparel and inscriptions, as appropriate, for the Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf.Another standout in the series was Ruby Brownell, who won all three dates in the Girls, and also made the rankings in Juniors and Boys. Surf for Youth’s Francisco Coronado, who secured first place in the Junior division at all three contests, has already made the transition into the Circuito Nacional de Surf, where he placed third overall in the Boys last year.“I see a bright surfing future for many of the young Surf the Tide competitors,” concluded Lisaius. Facebook Comments Related posts:World Surfing Games in Jacó: 5 things to know about attending Costa Rica’s surfers maintain control nearing finals of World Surfing Games Costa Rica’s Esterillos Este kicks off World Surf League event Small waves, big talent: Tamarindo PRO/AM showcases rising surf starscenter_img Girls’ champ Ruby Brownell. (Courtesy of BADfish Photography)Surf the Tide Final Rankings for 2016OpenIndy BrownellJorge QuedoJose BarrantesFrancesco CoronadoJuniorsFrancisco CoronadoKalani AbrahaoRuby BrownellBen CohenWomen’sRuby BrownellLia DiazRachel AgueroAbby SampsonBoysKalani AbrahaoBen CohenRuby BrownellOdin RodriguezGromsKalani AbrahaoJacob SampsonIsaiah DawsonOdin RodriguezDolphinsNico BoosAlan DrankerKira RomanParker BoganTadpolesNico BoosPhoenix VanderElla KeidelArcher Brattonlast_img read more

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Major security breach at Adelaide Airport

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A A man has reportedly driven his car into safety barriers before running on to the tarmac of Adelaide Airport early this morning.The driver was possibly drunk or suffering from mental health problems, a South Australian senior constable Rebecca Stokes told Bloomberg.Saying “mental health or intoxication” rather than terrorism was the probable cause, Ms Stokes said the Australian Federal Police (AFP) were questioning the driver.No explosives were found in the man’s car and the AFP claimed no further security concerns, AdelaideNow reported.At 7.50am, witnesses shocked by a loud smash, saw a Toyota Camry sedan slam into a glass security barrier west of the departures area.According to police, the vehicle’s driver exited the car and climbed a three metre fence to the tarmac where he was met by AFP officers.Adelaide Airport manager John McArdle said there was no danger or serious inconvenience to passengers given the incident happened near the bus stop at the western end of the upper level of the airport.”It created a bit of a diversion but there was no real disruption to normal operations,” he told AdelaideNow.”It caused a slight inconvenience to traffic but it didn’t stop it.”Had the person been able to break through that barrier, the car would have fallen to the ground near the valet parking area.””It’s difficult to say if anybody would have been hurt. “I would think it (falling to the ground) would have been more dangerous to him.”last_img read more

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Federal Relief Helping to Restore FloodRavaged Communities

first_img November 30, 2017 633 Views This week HUD announced a $615.9 million grant had been awarded to the State of Florida, designed to help communities in the Sunshine State recover from Hurricane Irma’s damaging floods earlier this year. This comes after a mid-November grant of more than $5 billion to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. Both grants are pulled from a larger $7.4 billion block that is being divided between Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and California (following that state’s widespread wildfires). But how exactly will the money be distributed and used on the ground in Florida and Texas?In the case of Florida, the nearly $616 million will be distributed through Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The grant is earmarked for housing, business losses, and damaged infrastructure, but it almost certainly won’t be enough to cover every need. Of Florida’s 67 counties, FEMA designated 48 of them for individual assistance. According to the Orlando Sentinel, “in Orange, Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties, more than 37,660 Irma-related insurance claims had been closed without payment—making them part of the 250,000 unpaid and closed claims statewide.”According to a HUD analysis, thousands of middle- and lower-income Florida homeowners and renters “experienced serious damage to their residences and were not adequately insured for flood damage.” The state is coordinating with various government officials to figure out exactly how that grant money will be disbursed. Tiffany Vause, director of communications for the state Department of Economic Opportunity, also said that they will likely seek additional federal funds beyond the $615 million.In Texas, it’s been three months since Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast. According to the Texas Tribune, Texas leaders are estimating they may need as much as $121 billion in federal money to tackle damages just to public buildings and infrastructure—a figure that makes that $7.4 billion grant look like a drop in the bucket. There’s no official estimate for what the damage tally is for private homes, but according to the Tribune, “more than 18,000 families were still living in FEMA-paid hotel rooms as of Nov. 13 and federal inspectors have visited more than 570,000 homes damaged by Harvey.”While that HUD grant is undoubtedly much needed, the Tribune reveals that none of that money has been handed over to the State of Texas yet. Given that it’s only been two weeks since the initial HUD announcement, that’s not too surprising, but HUD will reportedly be announcing spending parameters for the Texas grant sometime in December.Texas has received more immediate federal relief from FEMA, which has so far spent around $1.4 billion to assist Harvey victims with short-term needs, including $186 million toward hotel rooms for displaced residents. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid out even more, paying more than $5.7 billion in claims for Texan homeowners who were underinsured or not covered by private insurance.Even once those HUD millions are disbursed, it will be a long road to recovery for Florida and Texas homeowners trying to pick up the pieces after hurricane season. Disaster Relief FEMA Flood Insurance Florida HUD Hurricane Hurricane harvey Hurricane Irma texas 2017-11-30 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, journal, Newscenter_img Federal Relief Helping to Restore Flood-Ravaged Communities Sharelast_img read more

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Home Prices vs Housing Supply

first_imgHome Prices vs. Housing Supply Home Prices homes HOUSING Inventory manhattan New York Supply 2018-07-09 Radhika Ojha July 9, 2018 605 Views Home prices in Manhattan are rising and so is the housing inventory, according to the May 2018 StreetEasy Market Report. Inventory in Manhattan rose 16.7 percent, following a trend that was seen across the Big Apple, where sales inventory often reaches a high in May, StreetEasy said in its blog.According to the findings of the report, while sale prices rose in Manhattan to an average of $1.15 million, the price rise in the area was led by Upper East side where home prices rose 1.9 percent to more than $1 million. However, the report pointed out that one out of six homes sold received a discount. “Sixteen percent of homes for sale were discounted, an increase of 3.6 percentage points year-over-year,” the report said.On the other hand, for sale homes spent a lesser time on the market at 55 days, three days less than a year ago. According to the report, homes on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side lingered longer by 10 and 17 days respectively.The report also found that despite the rise in inventory and prices, recorded sales dropped across Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens with the largest annual fall in sales recorded in Upper East Side, Midtown, and the Rockaways.”Sellers are betting on a wave of demand from the peak shopping season, but this summer’s market has turned out to be a crowded one,” said Grant Long, Senior Economist at StreetEasy.Like Manhattan, the number of homes selling at a discount reached an all-time high in Brooklyn as well as Queens. While the share of home sales with a price cut rose 3.3 percentage points to 12.4 percent in Brooklyn from the same time a year ago, they rose 3.5 percentage points to 11.1 percent in Queens.Looking ahead at the home buying season, Long said that more affordable homes were the hardest to find in these areas and sold quickly. “Higher-end homes, particularly those joining the market from the ongoing stream of new development, will be pressured to lower prices or linger on the market,” Long said. “This summer is poised to offer an excellent negotiating opportunity for buyers with big budgets.”center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more

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Noble wants to pipe gas for domestic use

first_imgBy Elias HazouNOBLE Energy, operators of the Block 12 offshore licence, has reportedly renewed a proposal for piping gas from the Aphrodite well for the purpose of domestic electricity generation.Daily Politis writes that the Houston-based energy company has quoted a delivery price of $9 or $10 per million btus (mmbtu).That’s significantly lower than the price offered by Itera during the ‘interim gas’ tender procedure. Itera’s offer is understood to have been around $15.5 per mmbtu.Politis said the cost of electricity generation – and thus the price of electricity to end-consumers – could on paper drop by 15 to 20 per cent if Noble’s proposal were implemented.The deputy government spokesman yesterday neither confirmed nor denied reports of Noble’s offer, saying only that the government “is exploring all avenues…regarding interim gas so that the cost of electricity can be reduced.”Noble envisages extracting the gas with a spar platform, the ‘Red Hawk’, which is currently located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The gas would be brought ashore via a subsea pipeline, to be built byNoble, and burned to generate electricity for domestic consumption.Advanced negotiations are said to be underway between the energy ministry and Noble. The proposal has a tight window, because the ‘Red Hawk’ platform is set to be decommissioned in January of 2014.According to Politis, the US firm is now proposing use of the spar platform for a period up to 20 years. The Americans are said to intend to build a 20 to 24-inch pipeline. This large-diameter pipeline could subsequently be used also for the more ‘permanent’ solution of piping gas to an LNG terminal at Vasilikos for the purposes of export and domestic consumption – allowing Noble to kill two birds with one stone. The total investment cost to Noble would be in the region of $1bn, the paper said.Sources told the Mail that Noble’s original spar platform pitch – made a few months back -involved a five-year contract, for €12 per mmbtu. Under that initial offer, Noble would lay a 12-inch pipeline capable of piping up to 100 million cubic feet of gas a day. Under that scenario, Noble would have had to construct another larger pipeline for the subsequent LNG project.Noble’s initial proposal entailed a total investment cost of some $800 million, with the spar platform accounting for around $300 million.Assuming the government and the Americans clinch a deal, the spar platform could be moved to Cypriot waters by next summer, and actual gas production could start in 2016.By contrast, an LNG plant is not expected to be operational anytime before 2019.Charles Ellinas, chairman of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company (CNHC), stressed the need to push ahead with the spar platform project.“It’s partly our own gas, so the net cost would be less than the sales price, since around 60 per cent of the profits would go to Cyprus,” he said.But Cyprus needs to move swiftly to make the project happen. Noble would need at least a serious commitment from the government by the end of this month if it is to go ahead and make a gambit for buying the spar platform. Next, a formal agreement between the two sides would ideally have to be signed by December.A possible complication could be the current tender for the ‘interim gas’ solution. Although talks between the Natural Gas Public Company with Itera and then Vitol came to nothing, the tender is still open. The government cannot move until and unless the tender process has been wrapped up.In a related development, the Cabinet yesterday decided the establishment of a Ministerial Committee on Hydrocarbons and Geopolitical Issues.The committee will be headed by the foreign minister and comprise the ministers of energy, defence and transport.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Trump finds himself

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Tears flowed uncontr

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You know Volgograd

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