We have to move forward Humboldt station hires new playbyplay voice

first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead.Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash.Rory McGouran, 27, said he knew after the crash that he wanted to be part of the radio station’s team.“People ask me on how you fill Tyler’s shoes. You can’t. No one can,” McGouran said. “I’m not Tyler, no one can wear those shoes.”Bieber, 29, was in his first year calling games for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Broncos. He also coached high school football and basketball in the small Saskatchewan city.After the crash, Saskatoon radio broadcaster and voice of the Western Hockey League Saskatoon Blades Les Lazaruk suggested online that other broadcasters step up and call games this season.Soon he had around 300 people reach out to offer their services for the Broncos’ 58 games, including Sportsnet’s Rob Faulds and TSN’s Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert. Cuthbert, who got his start in the SJHL calling Yorkton Terriers games, called the Broncos season opener on TV for TSN.But Bolt FM program director Sarah Miller said the logistics of the pledge were too difficult.“Everyone has their heart in the right place and that’s fantastic, but at the same time, we have to move forward,” Miller said. “We have to let that one person have the opportunity to grow and help the team grow.”McGouran spent the last few years calling hockey games for the Manitoba Sports Network and producing Winnipeg Jets home games for TSN 1290. His father, Tom, hosts a morning radio show in Winnipeg.Miller said McGouran’s eagerness and skill level, along with his youthfulness, caught her attention.McGouran said the best way to honour those who died in the crash is to do his best.“I know what I have to do to honour the 29 that were on the bus and I also know what I have to do to focus on this year’s team and to help the community move forward,” he said.Miller said she isn’t looking at McGouran as a replacement for Bieber.“Tyler will always be a part of the team,” she said. “This is his family. But that doesn’t mean there’s not room for somebody else.”— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

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Police investigating after woman was kicked at antiabortion rally

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto police say they’re investigating after a woman was injured during an incident that was captured on video.Investigators say the woman was attending a peaceful rally in the city’s west end on Sunday, when a man approached the protesters “and was very disruptive.”They say the man “performed a round-house kick and kicked the woman” before leaving the area.Police say their investigation is ongoing, and nobody has been arrested.A video of the incident at an anti-abortion rally has been viewed more than a million times since it was posted on Tuesday.It shows a man talking to the person holding the camera before he twists his body, apparently winding up, and appears to kick her.“I meant to kick your phone!” somebody can be heard saying after the camera goes flying.“Someone call the cops,” another person says repeatedly.last_img read more

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Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund now open for applications

first_imgREGINA, SASKATCHEWAN – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada.The FCC AgriSpirit Fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year.March 29th, 2019 is the deadline to submit an application and the chosen projects will be announced in August. Eligibility requirements, past projects and online application; CLICK HERE FCC has awarded rural community groups for the past 15 years between $5,000 and $25,000 for various community improvement initiatives.The goal of the funding this year is to support key projects that enhance the lives of residents or contribute to sustainability in communities. Examples include capital expenditures on equipment purchase and installation, energy efficient building improvements and repairs and purchasing rescue and fire equipment.Since 2004 the FCC AgriSpirit Fund has supported over 1,170 capital projects in rural Canada totaling $13.5 million in donations.last_img read more

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Mamata warns BJP against spreading hate politics

first_imgKolkata: Coming down heavily on the BJP, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned the party against spreading hate politics and in the same breath, urged people to preserve the country’s unity and integrity. She was addressing a gathering at Mahamilan Math of Jay Guru cult at Baranagar on Monday evening.”From time immemorial, the rishis in India had talked about religious harmony and peace. It is our tradition to love and respect the people belonging to other religions, cults and faith. Our parents, teachers and elders have taught us to respect our neighbours irrespective of their faith and religion. But over the years, things have changed in India. In the name of religion, hatred is being propagated and attempts have been made to weaken the society by spreading divisive messages,” she said, adding: “At times I become scared and ask myself whether we can save the country’s unity and integrity.” Recalling her experience in Puri, the Chief Minister said: “Some people belonging to a political party had raised slogans that I was not a Hindu and tried to prevent me from entering the temple. I was shocked. This is not Indian culture and tradition.” Without naming BJP, she warned the party and said in India the motive of dividing the country would not work. “Who are they to decide how I should dress, what I should eat or which religion I should follow? In the name of protecting cows, people were lynched. This is not Hinduism. This is the religion of some hooligans,” Banerjee added. Referring to ‘sanatan dharma’, Banerjee said: “Humanism and harmony are the basic tenets of Hinduism. Religion is intimately connected with service (seva) and when you offer service you do not see the person’s religion, caste or creed.” Contd on P7last_img read more

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Suncor takes control of Syncrude in 937M deal for additional five per

CALGARY — Suncor Energy is buying another chunk of Syncrude in a $937-million deal that will give it majority control over the massive oilsands project.The Calgary-based energy giant said Wednesday it has reached a deal to buy Murphy Oil Corp.’s five per cent stake in the mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta.The deal will increase its interest in Syncrude from just under 49 per cent to nearly 54 per cent.Suncor completed its acquisition of another Syncrude partner, Canadian Oil Sands, last month following a bitter hostile takeover battle that came to a peaceful resolution in January.That all-stock deal was worth $6.9 billion at the time of the acquisition, including $2.6 billion in the target company’s debt. It increased Suncor’s Syncrude stake from 12 per cent to 49.Suncor Energy Inc is still open for more deals after purchasing Canadian Oil Sands LtdSuncor Energy wins 73% Canadian Oil Sands shares, declaring takeover a done dealSuncor, which has vast holdings elsewhere in the oilsands, has made no secret of its intention to scope out bargain deals during the prolonged downturn in oil prices.It has argued that with a larger ownership stake, it can marshal more resources to improve operations at Syncrude, which has experienced a litany of outages in recent years.“This transaction is a strategic fit for our portfolio given the quality of the resource, our existing interest in Syncrude and the potential for value creation,” CEO Steve Williams said in a release.The deal increases Suncor’s oilsands production capacity by 17,500 barrels a day.“This growth gives us even more leverage to oil prices as they recover,” said Williams.The deal is expected to close by the end of June, provided it receives approval from the Competition Bureau, among other conditions.Also Wednesday, Suncor posted a first-quarter operating loss of $500 million, versus an operating profit of $175 million a year earlier.Net earnings, which take into account some unusual items, were $257 million, lifted by a foreign exchange gain. A year earlier, Suncor posted a net loss of $341 million, driven by a foreign exchange loss.Company-wide production rose to 691,400 barrels a day for the quarter, from 602,400 barrels a year earlier, with the increase largely due to the increased stake in Syncrude following the COS acquisition.Cash operating costs per barrel in the oilsands averaged $24.25 during the first quarter, an improvement from $28.40 a year earlier. read more

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Nasheed decides not to contest Presidential elections

Maldives media reported that the 51-year-old informed his party (MDP) leadership and opposition lawmakers of his decision Friday morning. Media reports said the move comes after weeks of uncertainty and bickering in the opposition coalition over fielding a single candidate to challenge President Abdulla Yameen. Coalition partners have been praising Nasheed even his decision to withdraw from the polls while his supporters expressed sorrow and disappointment on social media.The European Union and some Western nations have urged the Maldives to hold a credible and transparent presidential poll. Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has decided not to contest the Presidential elections in September.Nasheed tweeted saying that he has decided to relinquish his Presidential ticket. On Thursday the Maldives appointed a new chief justice, two weeks after a court convicted his predecessor and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of obstruction of justice and jailed them for 19 months.The trials were widely seen as part of a plan by President Abdulla Yameen to tighten his grip on power ahead of elections in September at which he seeks a second five-year term against an opposition yet to decide on a single candidate. (Colombo Gazette) “In light of the fact that @ElectionsMv have written to MDP saying that I can’t contest in the upcoming Presidential Elections, I have decided to relinquish my Presidential ticket. I hope to do this at MDP’s 3rd Congress. The EC’s decision is illegal and they must be sanctioned,” he tweeted. read more

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Security Council discusses killing of Hamas leader

Nasser Al-Kidwa, the Permanent Observer of Palestine, told an open meeting of the Council on the Middle East – during which some 40 speakers were scheduled to take the floor – that Israel continued its reign of terror against Palestinian people, as it had not ended its campaign of death and destruction in the occupied Palestinian territory and continued to carry out the extrajudicial executions of Palestinian leaders and kill, wound and maim defenceless Palestinian civilians in grave breach of international law.The killing of Dr. Rantissi, as well as two other Palestinian men who had been with him, was the latest in a long series of war crimes committed by the occupying power, Mr. Al-Kidwa said. He added that it was carried out in fulfilment of repeated threats by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other Israeli Government and military officials to continue targeting Palestinian leaders for assassination in flagrant violation of international law and in complete and total disregard for the condemnation, pleas and demands by the international community for the cessation of such an illegal and barbaric policy.Without a doubt, Mr. Al-Kidwa said, the recent failure of the Council to condemn the extrajudicial execution of Sheikh Yassin and to take urgent measures to address the deterioration of the situation, due to the veto of one of the Council’s permanent members, had further emboldened the Israeli Government to continue carrying out such illegal actions with impunity.Without concern for reproach and punishment or for the consequences of its actions, Israel continued to behave as a State that was above law, he added. Unable to uphold its duties for the maintenance of international peace and security, the Council had allowed Israel to continue acting beyond the parameters of international law, permitting it to use the most oppressive measures and practices to impose more death and destruction and loss on the Palestinian people under its occupation.Ambassador Dan Gillerman of Israel said it was with regret that the Council had been compelled to convene again today – on Holocaust Remembrance Day – not to condemn the murder of innocent civilians by organizations such as Hamas, but to denounce the demise of a key architect of those massacres.Were the current Palestinian leadership a genuine partner in peace, defensive actions would not have been necessary, he said. The Palestinian obligation to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure, arrest terrorists, confiscate illegal weapons and stop incitement was an obvious and fundamental and legal imperative as it was a moral one. Under the Road Map, Council resolutions, signed agreements and international law, the Palestinian Authority was required to arrest murders like Dr. Rantissi, not give them protection and safe haven. If there was something “extrajudicial” it was the total refusal of the Palestinian leadership for years to act against terrorism.Israel was engaged in armed conflict against terrorism of an unparalleled scale, Ambassador Gillerman said. It was not good enough to affirm in theory Israel’s right to defend itself in the conflict, but then in practice seek to deny it the right to specifically target those illegal combatants directly responsible. Israel did so in a manner that was both necessary and proportionate, and when no other realistic option of detention or prevention existed. In those circumstances, such actions were wholly consistent with international law.The targeting of Dr. Rantissi was not merely a necessary defensive act to prevent ongoing and planned attacks against civilians; it was part of the global struggle against terrorism, he said. In line with the Council resolutions, that action made clear that those who harboured terrorists must be held accountable. The Palestinian leadership could not brazenly violate international law by supporting terrorists and then seek to deny Israel the right to protect itself against them, guaranteed under that same law.Yahya Mahmassani, Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States, said Israel was continuing its policy of killing Palestinians with impunity and condemned the most recent act, the execution of the Hamas leader Saturday. Israel’s actions, including the building of a separation wall, threatened peace and security and were undermining the peace process, he said. The crux of the conflict was the occupation of Arab and Palestinian territories, he said. The policy of using force was getting nowhere but was only worsening the situation in the region. The Council must force Israel to cease its policy of extrajudicial killings and Israel must return to the negotiating table. He stressed the importance of the Arab peace initiative, which was an attempt to end the occupation involving the withdrawal of Israel from all occupied Palestinian territories. Paul Badji, Chair of the Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, said that the targeted assassinations of Palestinians, be they leaders or members of Palestinian organizations, had been condemned on many occasions by the international community. The Committee had firmly condemned all extrajudicial executions and it was with that same energy that it condemned the most recent execution. The Israeli Government, in disregard of international opinion, was continuing its vicious policy. Like all acts of that type, such executions were a clear violation of international law and did not respond to the aspirations of Palestinians or Israelis. Israel had just, once again, poisoned an already volatile situation by assassinating the leader of Hamas, Mr. Badji said. The Committee, once again, demanded that Israel end the untold suffering of the Palestinian people, and called for the dismantling of the wall of separation, as well as an immediate end to the siege on the Palestinian Authority and its President. He appealed to the Council to express, as had the international community, unequivocal condemnation of the killing and urge both parties to refrain from any action that might aggravate the situation. The Committee also invited the Quartet to apply all its influence on the parties to implement the Road Map, the only viable option to ensure the security of both parties. Video of the Council meeting [3hrs 19mins]Listen to UN Radio report read more

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The Falcons Are In Trouble But The Saints Might Be Back

TEN68TEN74TEN 12, CLE 9+1.2– NE68NE60ATL 7, NE 23-8.8– RKTEAMSEASONPOINTS PER GAMESEASONPOINTS PER GAMEDIFF.YEAR 2 RECORD The Falcons’ offensive decline is on track to be historicLargest changes in points per game between seasons, since 1970 * Through first six gamesSource: ESPN STATS & INFO IND55JAX58JAX 27, IND 0+10.8– ARI53LAR55ARI 0, LAR 33+5.1– PHI69PHI69WSH 24, PHI 34-2.9– 2Buffalo197530.0197617.5-12.52-12 According to ESPN Stats & Info, only one team has suffered a worse offensive drop-off — another version of the Falcons, back in 1973 — and only two other teams have undergone a similar decline in offensive potency in the past 40 years: the 2015 Dallas Cowboys and the 2011 Indianapolis Colts, both of which scored a dozen fewer points per game than they had the year prior. Those two teams had something in common: The Colts (2-14) lost franchise quarterback Peyton Manning for the entire year when he was forced to have (another) neck surgery prior to the start of season. Likewise, the 2015 Cowboys (4-12) suffered their worst season since 1989, mostly due to multiple severe injuries to their signal caller, Tony Romo, who started just four games. But while those teams spent the majority of the year toiling under the likes of Curtis Painter and Brandon Weeden, the Falcons have no such excuse. (It should be noted that the 2011 Colts would earn the right to draft Andrew Luck No.1, while the poor showing of the 2015 Cowboys paved the way to the team picking Ezekiel Elliott — but the Falcons aren’t in that much trouble yet.)The NFL is unforgiving, and every team’s misfortune creates an opportunity for someone else. Atlanta and Carolina’s inconsistencies this year have allowed a familiar division foe to become relevant again: the New Orleans Saints. After a spell of mediocrity that saw the Saints finish with a 7-9 record in each of the past three seasons, Sean Payton’s team appear to be on the rise, for now. The Saints have climbed to sixth in our NFL Rankings, with an Elo rating of 1589.1Elo is a metric that estimates each team’s skill level using only the final scores and locations of each game. An Elo rating of roughly 1500 is considered average. At 4-2 and atop the NFC South, the Saints now have a 73 percent chance of making the playoffs and a 56 percent chance of winning the division — both of which are the best chances New Orleans has seen this season.We wrote at the start of the season that the Saints’ lack of success was not the fault of quarterback Drew Brees; if he benefited from even average defense — New Orleans ranked 28th, 32nd and 31st in points allowed per game from 2014 through 2016 — the team could likely get back to winning games. And lo and behold, that appears to be exactly what’s happening so far this season. New Orleans’ defense is hardly one of the best, but because it has improved to being simply OK — it ranks 16th in points allowed per game this year — Brees and the offense have had more room to breathe.FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersThough the readers registered a net loss of 14.2 points in Week 7 of our NFL prediction game — in which we invite readers to try to outsmart our Elo algorithm — they tied for their most successful week to date this season. The biggest net win of the week for readers, which also happens to be readers’ biggest net win of the season so far, came in the Saints’ 26-17 win on the road over the Packers. The readers took advantage of Elo’s inability to account for teams’ injuries in its predictions and selected a surging Saints team over an Aaron Rodgers-less Packers team, gaining 20.4 points over Elo on that game.The other double-digit net win for the readers came in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ shutout victory over the Indianapolis Colts. That means the Jaguars continued to haunt Elo for another week: Our algorithm now has a 1-6 record when predicting the outcome of games involving the Jags (that’ll teach us for joking about Jacksonville every week).It’s not too late to try your luck against Elo, so make sure you make your Week 8 predictions. DEN55DEN58DEN 0, LAC 21-5.7– SEA54SEA64SEA 24, NYG 7+6.1– CAR61CAR67CAR 3, CHI 17-9.7– MIA65MIA57NYJ 28, MIA 31-9.0– MIN68MIN66BAL 16, MIN 24-3.6– 2Atlanta*201633.8201721.3-12.5? 4Indianapolis201027.2201115.2-12.02-14 PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.RESULTREADERS’ NET PTS 1Atlanta197322.719747.9-14.83-11 KC67KC70KC 30, OAK 31-6.7– GB63%NO60%NO 26, GB 17+20.4– PIT72PIT70CIN 14, PIT 29-3.4– DAL73DAL74DAL 40, SF 10-1.7– BUF67BUF61TB 27, BUF 30-6.3– 4Dallas201429.2201517.2-12.04-12 Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 7Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 7 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION The NFC South has sent a team to each of the past two Super Bowls, making it one of the NFL’s most successful divisions by this metric. The Carolina Panthers — who lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 — followed up by winning just six games the next season and falling well short of making the playoffs. After losing in historic fashion to the New England Patriots in last year’s Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons are in danger of turning in a similarly lackluster post-Super Bowl season. The Falcons now have a 47 percent chance of making the playoffs, the lowest that number has been so far this season, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL Predictions.It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what has gone wrong for the Falcons this season. While Atlanta’s defense has improved from last year — 22 points allowed per game through six games this season compared with 25.4 points per game for the whole of last season — someone needs to issue an APB for the team’s offense. Because Matt Ryan’s MVP season last year was so good — the Falcons ranked in the top two on offense last year for points and total yards — anything short of another spectacular offensive season would be a setback. Part of the problem has been Ryan’s inability to connect with his receivers on deep throws: In 2016, Ryan completed an NFL-best 57 percent of throws that went 15+ yards downfield, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group, but that has dropped to 37 percent in 2017. This year’s offense still ranks seventh in total yards per game, but the drop-off in points per game has been historic. read more

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WWE Divas react to fan reaction from last nights 824 RAW

first_img Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’ Twitter Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Drew Mcintyre Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Brie Bella Announces She Is Quitting Wrestling Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Nikki Bella Facebook A number of WWE Divas took to social media after last night’s 8/24 RAW to react to the negative reaction by the crowd in Brooklyn, New York during the 6-Woman Tag Team Match between Team Bella and Team PCB.Paige: “You helped us create change and then did your best to disrespect. Niceeeee jobbbbbbbb!”Brie Bella: So proud of my Foxy @thefoxxyone but the Brooklyn crowd can kiss my ass! Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 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 WhatsApp Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 Videos Articles Mae Young Classic participants debuting for ROH, ROH originals returning during UK tour Videos Articles ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Audit finds WSU may have violated federal grant rules

first_imgPULLMAN — A state audit has found that Washington State University may have violated federal rules when it used about $17,000 from a grant to pay salaries and benefits for two employees who had little to no involvement in the projects.The Seattle Times reports the WSU professor who blew the whistle is concerned the school’s grant funding could be in jeopardy.The issue was raised by Norman Lewis, a professor in WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry.The auditor’s office found that one employee did no work on the NASA project, but was being paid from that fund. Another employee worked at a lesser percentage than was being charged to the grant.Officials for Washington State University say the auditor’s report presented “an inaccurate and incomplete context of the situation.”School officials say Lewis was told that if the two employees weren’t moved to federal grant work they might be laid off.Lewis was “repeatedly instructed to address the funding concerns but has repeatedly failed to respond and did not take appropriate corrective action,” WSU spokesman Phil Weiler told the newspaper.Lewis disputed those arguments.He was granted whistleblower status by the state as part of the investigation, meaning he cannot suffer retaliation for providing information to the auditor.last_img read more

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Rick Perry Optimistic On NAFTA Says Idea US Would Pull Out Is

first_img Share Davis LandU.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks at a press conference after the 2017 North American Energy Ministerial. He is joined by Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr (left) and Mexican Secretary of Energy P. Joaquin Coldwell (right).U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said he expects leaders from the United States, Mexico, and Houston to negotiate “a fair agreement” as negotiations resume over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Previous statements by President Donald Trump have sparked speculation that the United States would pull out of the agreement.We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being very difficult,may have to terminate?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2017“This idea of somehow or another we’re not going to have a deal is really far-fetched to me,” Perry said.Perry said he welcomes the renegotiations given the changes in North American energy since the deal went into effect twenty-three years ago.“Fifteen years ago they told us we had found all the oil and gas there was to find, the days of being able to develop oil and gas were over with. Well, that’s not the case,” he said.Energy leaders from the United States, Mexico, and Canada met in Houston this week North American Energy Ministerial. United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Mexican Secretary of Energy P. Joaquin Coldwell, and Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr discussed collaborative energy efforts between the three countries.last_img read more

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Playing peace in Capital city

first_imgGet set for a date with the Northeastern culture and music. Artistes from Manipur and Meghalaya with their groups are here to entertain at a two-day festival of ‘Cultures of Peace’, which would include talk and music as well. They aim to showcase the culture of Northeast through literature, art, performances and dialogues.  Rida Gatpoh and her group of five from Shillong will be performing here. They will be playing traditional instruments and singing folk songs. ‘We are in search of the ideal way to create a meaningful experience while retaining a high degree of artistic integrity. The stories we share are open ended, making our interaction spontaneous giving us an infinite range of expression,’ says Rida. ‘It will be an intimate exploration designed to reveal natural communication of music and art, highlighting a specific form of nature as a subject of celebration and inquiry,’ she added. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’They are trying to create a change with a human touch and will be talking of environmental issues. Joining them will be Rewben Mashangva and his group and tribal artists from Meghalaya. They will be playing traditional Khasi handmade instruments designed to reveal the communication of music and art through the medium of sound and visual. They would be highlighting these handmade instruments like Bom, Ksing, Female and male strings, Padiah, Symphong which is a composition of strings and beat as well, and Buitara.Rewben  is known for reviving the musical tradition of the Tangkhul community of Manipur. He will also be using traditional musical instruments in his performance.DETAILAt:  India Habitat Centre, Lodhi RoadWhen:18 January Timings: 7 pm onwardslast_img read more

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Hanging by an unbreakable thread

first_img“Being an artist of any kind in the 21st century is not a choice any sane person would make,” laughed Gary Jones, a master puppeteer in the robotically advanced era, who is currently in India to make his puppets dance to his tunes.At a time when German, French, Italian, and Russian identified the repertoire of grand opera as an endeavour strictly NOT for children, Jones, at the age of 16, became hooked to it. His journey to being a professional puppet artist began in Chicago as the scenic designer of the world famous Kungsholm Miniature Grand Opera. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The first puppet presentation and the first opera I witnessed was their production of Puccini’s ‘Madame Butterfly’. I was sixteen and got hooked to it that very moment. I returned to the Kungsholm many times until I was old enough and bold enough to apply for employment there. They hired me as an apprentice puppeteer and assistant scenic designer. For three years, two shows a day and three on Saturdays, plus all of the details that unfold backstage amply prepared me to practice the art form that I seek to share in India. The only roadblocks I encountered was latent racism expressed in subtle and not so subtle ways. None of that, however, derailed me. I was too busy enjoying the challenges of my work,” shared Jones. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn l975, he founded his own company, The Blackstreet USA Puppet Theatre which presents ‘Gary Jones & The YUPPETS’ (Young Urban Professional Puppets).Since then he has handcrafted hundreds of puppets, trained several aspirants in his unique performance technique and witnessed his work applauded by both national and international audiences. Box office attendance records were broken for his residencies at ‘The Smithsonian Institution, Division of Performing Arts’ in the ’80s. Over the years, Jones has created an original and eclectic repertoire suited for both adults and young people with a cutting edge focus on dance. In a free-wheeling conversation with Millennium Post, the master puppeteer talks about being a professional puppeteer in the 21st century, puppetry dying a slow death, and his plans for India. Read on:What are the duties attached to being a professional puppet artist? A professional puppet artist has no more duties than any other professional. My goal is to strive for excellence in every discipline that contributes to what the audience eventually sees on my stage. Sculpture, costume design, writer, dancer, carpentry, acting, rehearsal director, lighting design, audio mixes – all of these necessarily must be overseen by the puppet master. When touring, some of these responsibilities are delegated and others dispatched into the scary but often inspiring realm of a low-cost production. The ancient wisdom of ‘go with the flow’ still applies; often with miraculous results!What goes behind every story that you portray?The preparation does not even begin until I have authored the story and revised the script a million times. What goes before this dwells in the messy, sometimes painful room hidden behind myriad false starts, locked doors, and detour signs erected because the damn car breaks down or the credit card limit threatens disaster. The artist continues even with a broken heart or fractured leg. The physical preparation can be a bare stage or an elaborate set like the one that took me six months to complete in Los Angeles. What is your chemistry with your myriad puppets?The Blackstreet USA Puppet Theatre operates like most theatrical ventures across the planet. Favourite puppets get the most stage time. There is no such thing as democracy backstage. If you are having an affair with the puppet master, you get the part. A puppet must possess extraordinary capabilities to bypass this regrettable reality. And many do….they are exceptionally expressive, or they might be unusually balanced; their weight often plays a part – a heavy puppet quickly stresses the arm muscles of the puppeteer.A chemistry between a puppet and the puppet artist usually manifests only after a five or six-year stage association. With time and repeated performances with a particular puppet, one becomes super familiar with that character. One knows that this figure will veer left or right with a certain movement.Every artist has some inspiration behind their work. What’s yours and why?Inspiration I think is an overused term in the art world. I would say the workings of the creative mind cannot be separated from the functioning of the construction worker, a policeman, or a seamstress. Our thought processes tend to reflect the information that we focus on throughout our lives, consciously or unconsciously. What are we looking at? What are we seeking to find? Do we take everything we see, hear, touch as the last truth? I am always searching for a deeper meaning from all that I encounter and a challenge to the beliefs that have been, sometimes secretly, running my life. If answers are found that produce the “Ah-ha” moment, it has the potential to be converted into an art form to tell others what I have discovered.Is being a puppetry artist economical in the 21st century? What is the scope of this profession?Are you kidding? Being an artist of any kind in the 21st century is not a choice any sane person would make. Especially in the US. Although the scope of puppetry can be easily stretched to fit into any activity, it is rarely exploited.Those industries that have taken a chance by choosing puppets to augment their products, ideas, or anything else, have almost always been extremely pleased and wildly surprised by the results.You are coming to a country where the art of puppetry is dying and India is not the only country which is losing interest. Your views? Most countries, including India, are unaware that they see some form of puppetry daily. The traditional puppet artist handling a sculpted piece of wood is usually completely disguised and erased by today’s technology. Little electronically controlled robots appear across our movies, television, and device screens so ubiquitously that we hardly notice them. This is a form of modern puppetry. Unfortunately, these pervasive images contribute to the invisibility of the original form which suffers from the usual travails of live theatrical productions lacking a large promotional budget. Multiply this by 100! Even mega corps like Disney restrict their activities in this arena; preferring instead the safer financially wise road of technology. Fortunately, however, this has not stopped artists who continue to pour their energy into exploring their talent through puppets. Regardless of the millions being spent in the auction room of Sotheby’s, I applaud every artist, in whatever field, who continues to follow their unique path. Their efforts, although seemingly unimportant, are valuable in the extreme. It is not up to me or any other artist to attempt to revive or reposition the work they are doing to please the market.What prompts you to give an educational message through your art?I am no different than any other artist. As long as I feel that accepting the invitation does not seriously distort my art; and that the task may potentially affect a change in perception of puppetry and its capabilities, I say ‘Yes, come on guys (my puppets) let’s do this!’ and they usually follow. The field of education was the first to present its face to me. One of the dearest projects I’ve ever created was authoring a puppet presentation to educate 5th-grade students to the facts of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in the 1990’s. The proposal to create such a program was brought to me by the education department of a hospital serving a very poor ghetto community of Los Angeles.All agreed that this topic desperately needed to be addressed at an early age. Teenagers were dying in shameless numbers. But holding the attention of 5th graders on such a sensitive topic was a problem the hospital had not yet solved. Enter puppets! To extraordinary success, the program ran for five years until politics cut the funding. Curiously, I was invited to bring my HIV-AIDS education program to Honduras, Central America where I presented it in Spanish. The twist was that I trained teachers to make the puppets and reproduce the HIV-AIDS show before returning to Los Angeles.You are integrating art and educational experience through puppetry. Are you coming to India with the same objective? The path that I have set for myself in puppetry is to always leave plenty of room for new ideas, to take the different unexpected road, and to surrender when I get lost in territory I have never before encountered. So I have decided on only one repertory selection to bring to India. “The Perfect Symbol of Love” will certainly be performed, but whatever else the YUPPETS do will emerge as a welcome creative adventure once I set foot on Indian soil. I am an artist so I am entering the experience of India anticipating her influence as a surprise. No doubt I will be a bit uncomfortable and a bit off balance yet I am sure India will not let me fall. Failure here is impossible. I only hope that whatever I create while in India will be worthy of the riches she will offer during my stay. I say this, aware that the combined energies of India and Gary Jones may not be clearly revealed until I return to Los Angeles.last_img read more

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4 Ecommerce Trends to Watch Carefully for in 2019

first_imgJanuary 23, 2019 6 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Ecommerce enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2018, with global sales revenues estimated to have reached $2.8 trillion, according to Statista. This year, this figure is expected to rise to $3.5 trillion. To put this in perspective, if the ecommerce industry were a country, it would slot into the fifth spot, ahead of the United Kingdom, whose GDP as of April 2018 was $2.61 trillion.  Related: 3 Ecommerce Trends You Must Prepare for in 2019With such eye-opening figures, it’s little wonder there’s so much excitement surrounding the future of online retail. Amid all the hype about ecommerce, it’s easy to forget that this segment accounts for just 11.9 percent of the total retail sales around the world. Therefore, the market holds an extraordinary capacity for growth over the next decade. Below, I identify the four trends that ecommerce entrepreneurs should pay the closest attention to: 1. Smaller businesses using big data Yes, we’ve heard quite a lot about big data over the past two years, but it’s not going away. As more people come to grips with this new resource, this effort will increasingly separate the successful from the less successful ecommerce businesses. And this division will not be limited to behemoth ecommerce businesses either, because mid-range competitors too are now using their data reserves to mine unique insights. Big data, in fact, helps entrepreneurs analyze shopping behavior, trends and what products it is that are selling. It’s been proven to help ecommerce businesses make improvements in customer service, security and mobile commerce. It also powers the AI which is revolutionizing the industry (more on this below).  In short, big data is likely to power future developments in your ecommerce business. If you are planning on staying in the industry long term, you would be wise to study the latest developments.  2. Excellent customer service Shoppers are growing used to the convenience of ecommerce, and entrepreneurs need to ensure that the customer experience meets those people’s growing expectations. The purchasing journey needs to be smooth, reassuring and secure. Stores also need to be quick to respond to queries and resolve issues. Related: 5 Ecommerce Secrets the ‘Experts’ Aren’t Willing to Share With YouOne American Express study has found that more than half of Americans surveyed had canceled a purchase due to bad service. But take heart; you needn’t be the entrepreneur on the other end of that type of transaction. Instead, there are a number of ways you can deliver outstanding customer service: Ensure a smooth checkout: Too many ecommerce stores still have unnecessarily drawn-out checkouts. Consider whether you need any more than two stages, i.e., you can fill in the details on one page; then confirm those details and items on the next.  Be responsive: Whether it’s on social media or your website or via email or phone, your business should respond to any queries in a timely and professional manner. An increasing number of stores offer live chat on their sites, and the response of customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Deliver a personalized experience: Use your customer’s browsing and purchase history to deliver a personalized shopping experience. This is something Amazon has turned into an art form in recent years, directing its customers to the products that are most relevant to them and that they are more likely to buy.  Listen to your customers: Be proactive in looking for feedback and asking your customers about their experience. By asking for feedback, you’ll shape a more holistic view of your business and how it is perceived. Don’t be afraid to address criticism, either, even if it’s in public. In this way, you’ll identify your weaknesses and prove to customers that you take complaints seriously. Above all, understand that providing excellent customer service is no longer a bonus for an ecommerce business. It’s now the norm. 3. Enhanced AI Without good, well-ordered data, you will not be able to embrace the latest technologies that can drive revenue to your ecommerce store. AI is already evident in many ecommerce stores. Those automated live chatbots, advanced data analytics and inventory management tools? They are all powered by AI.  However, there are examples of stores taking it to the next level to deliver a highly personalized experience. Outdoor wear brand, The North Face, has recently unveiled a digitalized personal shopper which can guide customers to products. There are also voice search and mobile shopping, which enable people to shop on the move. 4. Improved personalization One of the factors behind Amazon’s success is its advanced product recommendations algorithm, which drives up to 35 percent of the company’s total sales. Using the buyer’s shopping habits, interests and even browsing history, the ecommerce giant is able to promote the products the buyer is most likely to purchase. Looking beyond Amazon, product recommendation engines have proven effective at delivering a personalized shopping experience and driving up revenue for stores. The key is to place those recommendations at optimum points in the purchasing process. First, ensure you have recommended products visible to your shoppers on the home page or after the point that they sign in. Then, once they have added items to their basket, ensure you have suggested complementary items. You can also suggest items at checkout.  Related: This Successful Ecommerce Entrepreneur Explains How to Tell The Difference Between Urgent and Important Product recommendation tools have the potential to turbocharge your store’s revenue overnight if you use them correctly. Final thoughtsEntrepreneurs who take the proactive approach, embrace the latest advances in tech and make use of data will reap the rewards in ecommerce. As AI becomes more mainstream, it is essential that ecommerce business owners take personalization to the next level. Simply having a product recommendation plugin is no longer enough; you need to be proactive and utilize tools in the right way, with well-curated data, to maximize their potential. Listen Now Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Porter unveils new North Bay schedule adds another Q400 to fleet

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group Porter unveils new North Bay schedule, adds another Q400 to fleet Share TORONTO — Porter Airlines has enhanced its daily flight schedule between North Bay and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, making it easier for business travellers from North Bay to complete a full day of meetings in Toronto.Beginning on May 14, daily service departs North Bay on weekdays at 6:35 a.m. and arrives in Toronto at 7:25 a.m. Return flights depart at 8:45 p.m. and arrive back in North Bay at 9:37 p.m.Saturday and Sunday return service is also available. Summer and holiday schedule times may vary. One-way fares are currently available starting at $99.In addition, there’s a wider range of connecting flight options to a number of Porter destinations beyond Toronto, including Ottawa, Montreal, Thunder Bay, New York, Chicago and Boston. During the summer, weekday flights will also have continuing service to and from Ottawa, meaning passengers do not have to change planes in Toronto.“We have been developing this route since Porter first came to North Bay in 2015,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “People have benefitted from much lower competitive airfares since that time, and now more can do so with convenient flight times.”The news of North Bay’s flight schedule came a day after Porter announced the addition of a Q400 turboprop to its fleet, which now totals 29 aircraft. Porter exclusively flies Q400 airliners.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“The Bombardier Q400 aircraft represents the fine craftsmanship that has been the backbone of the aerospace industry in Canada for many years,” said Deluce. “As Bombardier prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary this year, the Q400 aircraft’s performance, environmental credentials and passenger appeal continue representing hallmarks of our customer experience. These attributes have supported Porter’s network growth to 23 destinations in more than a decade of operation.”center_img Thursday, March 30, 2017 Tags: New Routes, Porter Airlines << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Amnesty International warns over torture practice in Morocco

first_imgRABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities still use torture widely despite a ban on the practice, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Tuesday documenting the abuse.Despite the ban and statements against torture by King Mohammed VI, law enforcement authorities still abuse protesters, rape detainees with objects and beat confessions out of suspects, it said, detailing 173 cases of abuse and torture since 2010. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober “For real and tangible reform, we need more than just words, because there is a huge gap between theory and practice,” Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa director Philip Luther told journalists.The Moroccan government rejected the findings, calling into question the credibility of Amnesty’s sources.Morocco is a popular vacation destination for Europeans and a close U.S. ally. It ratified the U.N. convention against torture 21 years ago and is presenting itself as a stable country respecting human rights.The report recommended that lawyers be present during interrogations, allegations of torture be investigated and those reporting abuses be protected — all measures present in the penal code but rarely implemented.Abderrazak Jkaou, a 26-year-old former student activist arrested in 2012, said he was beaten unconscious by police before he was detained at the police station, where the beatings continued.Jkaou said he has pictures of the marks the poundings left on his body.“They practiced the worst kinds of torture,” he told The Associated Press. “They handcuffed and they beat me.”Those accusing the police of torture are now being prosecuted for slander and defamation to discourage them from speaking out, the report said. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Since 2014, eight people have been charged for allegedly giving false allegations of torture, including activist Ouafa Charaf, who was sentenced to a year in prison in August for accusing the police of torture. Her sentence was doubled in October when she appealed.Amnesty Morocco director Mohammed Sektaoui said the group reported on Morocco not because it has the worst human rights record in the region but because it was so influential in North Africa.“Positive development in Morocco would have an influence on neighboring countries in North Africa and the Middle East,” he said. “Morocco has a big opportunity to be a leader in the region in the fight against torture.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How men can have a healthy 2019 Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories last_img read more

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Toddler dies after choking on food

first_imgA 20-month-old boy died in Limassol on Friday evening after he apparently choked on his food while being fed by his mother, police said.The incident happened at around 8.15pm in Erimi. The boy was being fed pureed food when he lost consciousness.Efforts were made to resuscitate the child by people present, as well as the nurses who arrived with the ambulance but to no avail.The toddler was rushed to the hospital where doctors also tried to revive him without, however, any result. He was eventually declared dead at 9.20pm.A post-mortem is scheduled for Monday.You May LikeSarella Johnson | Go Fund MeClick here to support First Aid Center In Ghana organized by Sarella JohnsonSarella Johnson | Go Fund MeUndogift5s.comTop 10 gifts for cyclistsgift5s.comUndoitgadget.info12 Clever Winter Gadgets You Need Right Nowitgadget.infoUndo Cyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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services mortuaries animal care and grooming and adult entertainmentIn his appeal of the city staff’s decision Curtis cites state law that says a city cannot enact an ordinance relating to the sale of firearms and ammunition that is more restrictive than state lawCity Attorney Erik Johnson has issued a legal opinion stating that Curtis does not point to any state statute that would permit him to sell firearms as a home occupationOn the other hand Johnson said the Legislature gives cities the authority to enact ordinances that restrict the use of home residences He argues Fargo’s ordinance "promotes the health safety and general welfare of the community by not allowing residents to have the home occupation of selling firearms"Johnson said his opinion is supported by the experience of other jurisdictions that have dealt with similar situations involving nearly identical state statutesFargo Planning Director Jim Gilmour said the city doesn’t have numbers for how many small home occupations operate in Fargo but he said most involve things like consulting sewing and personal care servicesNew Delhi: With the Kashmir Valley enveloped by rising violence the Indian Army on Friday said it would prioritise bringing radicalised youth into the mainstream through a "collective approach" and convince militants to "shun violence and gun culture" The issue of conducting de-radicalising exercises along with counter-terror operations in the Kashmir Valley was discussed during the ongoing biannual Army Commanders’ Conference that began on Monday amid reports that Islamic State ideology was moulding new-age militants in the state "It was felt that priority must be accorded towards ushering peace by conducting counter-terrorist operations that minimise collateral damage Radicalised youth must be brought into the mainstream by carrying out de-radicalisation and collective approach that focuses on convincing the youth to shun violence and gun culture" Director General Staff Duties Lt Gen AK Sharma told reporters Representational image PTI Lt Gen Sharma who earlier headed Nagrota-based 16 Corps in Jammu didn’t explain what kind of exercise the Army would employ to de-radicalise Kashmiri youth who appear to be getting influenced by Islamic State ideology amid heightened violence in the Valley Staring at yet another possible hot summer with hundreds of militants and many civilians already killed in the first three-and-a-half months of this year dozens of youths in Kashmir have reportedly joined three prominent militant groups: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Lashkar-e-Taiba and a resurgent Jaish-e-Mohammad These groups have been historically linked to Pakistan and largely favour a merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan But new-age militants including those from Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind of former Hizb commander Zakir Musa have openly favoured pan-Islamism over nationalist goals seeking "martyrdom or imposition of sharia" and declared jihad against not only India but "apostate" Pakistan too Though there is no concrete data available to prove the Islamic State’s physical presence in Kashmir its online propaganda and the way it is influencing young Kashmiris indicate that the global terror group may have Kashmir ambitions at the very least Top Army commanders during the six-day conference that ends on Saturday also discussed the current situation along the borders with China and Pakistan particularly "along the Line of Control the increase in ceasefire violations and the adequacy of the response mechanisms" said Lt Gen Sharma "The apex commanders confabulated on the prevalent situation in the Valley and reviewed the recent developments affecting modus operandi of the operations of the armed forced deployed in the region" he said referring to the trend of civilians rushing to shootout sites to hurl stones at security forces in a bid to help militants escape The senior commanders he said also deliberated at length on the prevailing situation along the northern borders "During the conference considerable time was spent on re-prioritising the existing requirements to ensure that the resources allocated for force modernization and capacity building were utilized optimally with the budgetary allocation The discussions also dwelt upon increasing the content of indigenization in force modernization" On the last day of the conference the commanders would deliberate on matters pertaining "exclusively to military operations" he said CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS—“Some people say our science is crap” Marie Dacke a biologist at Lund University in Sweden lamented to 1100 people in a packed theater at Harvard University last night However she added “crap is a vehicle” In particular African dung beetles roll balls of the stuff around and by fooling dung beetles by making them wear tiny hats or showing them false images of the sky Dacke and colleagues proved that dung beetles can use the Milky Way to navigate For that advance Dacke and her team won the 2013 Ig Nobel joint prize in biology and astronomy As the crowd cheered Dacke accepted the prize: a small hammer sealed within a glass case with instructions to “use hammer to break glass in case of emergency” and $10 trillion (Oh that’s Zimbabwean dollars which are essentially valueless) The prizes were handed over by several winners of the somewhat more-coveted Nobel Prize Hosted by Marc Abrahams editor of the Annals of Improbable Research the Ig Nobels honor research that “first makes people laugh and then makes them think” The dung beetle study is a case in point When the insects find a pile of dung—their food source—they roll a ball of it away immediately to escape competitors Their path is a remarkably straight line But how do they keep on the straight and narrow Dacke has studied the beetles for more than a decade to understand how they navigate The sun and moon could be used for orientation but how do the beetles navigate when neither can be seen In a carefully constructed set 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