Poor response in Alipore zoo to animal adoption scheme

first_imgAlmost four years after the West Bengal government introduced a scheme to adopt animals in the Alipore Zoological Garden, the initiative seems to have lost steam with fewer individuals and companies approaching the authorities for adoption.The animal adoption scheme was announced in 2013 and in 2015-16 the revenue from the initiative increased up to ₹31.65 lakh. But in 2017-18, the money from the scheme dropped to ₹11.75 lakh. “The response is not good. The adoption involves monetary transactions and there are not many renewals,” Alipore Zoo director Asis Kumar Samanta told The Hindu.A closer look at the adoption of animals at the zoological garden indicates that almost ₹11 lakh came from a single source, a non-resident Indian. S.U. Rahaman, whose address in the zoo records was mentioned as Sutton, London, had adopted three tigers, two lions and one leopard.Incentives galoreMost of the organisations and individuals who had adopted the animals after 2014 had not renewed their contract with the zoo. Besides incentives like celebrating the birthday of the adopted animal inside the zoo, the scheme provides opportunity to use the animal’s photograph for publication in newspapers, magazines, in the letter head and website of individual or the institution.Adoption cost of tigers and lions was highest at ₹2 lakh per annum. Birds or porcupines could be adopted at ₹10,000 for a year. V.K. Yadav, member secretary, West Bengal Zoo Authority, said they would write to a prominent chamber of commerce in the city to adopt the animals.last_img read more

Geje Eustaquio bows to Adriano Moraes for 2nd time, surrenders ONE flyweight title

first_imgView comments Moraes got the nod of all three judges as he avenged his loss to Eustaquio in June 2018 when the Filipino became champion and evened their match up at 1-1.The Brazilian fighter, though, could not help but be impressed with Eustaquio’s grit, not giving up despite Moraes’ ridiculous submission attempt that had the Filipino fighter’s left leg bending in an awkward angle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTwo fighters showing respect after the match. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“I was very close to submission, but he didn’t tap out. Oh my god,” said Moraes, who thanked Manila for the warm response.Moraes called the absurd hold “the Mikinho back knee lock” in what he described as one submission technique that tapped everyone out at his stable American Top Team. More fireworks ensued in the fifth with the two exchanging big shots in their standup game before Moraes, once again, got the top position on the ground right up until the final bell rang.Team Lakay lost its second title in a week following Joshua Pacio’s split decision loss in his strawwweight title match last Saturday in Jakarta.Next title defense for the famed Baguio stable is Eduard Folayang’s lightweight rematch against Shinya Aoki in March.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img ONE: Team Lakay’s Honorio Banario absorbs TKO loss, fails to advance in Lightweight Grand Prix Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Adriano Moraes is back on top of the flyweight division. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It was a fitting end to ONE Championship’s first trilogy.Facing off for the final time, both fighters went at it tooth and nail but it was Adriano Moraes who managed to regain the ONE World flyweight title against rival Geje Eustaquio from Team Lakay in ONE: Hero’s Ascent Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

SPORT-ICC-OFFICIALS 2 LAST

first_imgCross became the first woman to be named in an ICC Cross became the first woman to be named in an ICC umpires panel when she was added to the ICC Associate and Affiliate Panel of International Umpires in 2014. She has previously umpired in the Womens World Cups in 2000, 2009 and 2013, the Womens World Cup Qualifier in 2011 and the ICC Womens World Twenty20 Qualifier in 2013 and 2015. In recent years, Kathy has also worked at mens senior events including the ICC World Cricket League Championship Divisions 3 and 5. Australian Polosak recently made history when she was appointed as third umpire for the Matador One-Day Cup to become the first female to officiate in a List A Australia competition. She was also the youngest official at the ICC Womens World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 in Bangkok. The seven Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees hold a combined experience of 113 ICC World Twenty20 matches between them. Of the 24 umpires, half will be making their ICC World Twenty20 tournament debuts. These are — Anil Chaudhary, Johan Cloete, Kathleen Cross, Simon Fry, Chris Gaffeney, Michael Gough, Vineet Kulkarni, CK Nandan, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Claire Polosak, Chettithody Shamshuddin and Joel Wilson. The complete list of match officials is: Match referees: David Boon, Chris Broad, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andy Pycroft, Richie Richardson and Javagal Srinath Umpires: Anil Chaudhary, Johan Cloete, Kathy Cross, Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Simon Fry, Chris Gaffaney, Michael Gough, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Vineet Kulkarni, Nigel Llong, Ranmore Martinesz, CK Nandan, Bruce Oxenford, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Claire Polosak, Paul Reiffel, Chettithody Shamshuddin, Ravi Sundaram, Rod Tucker and Joel Wilson. PTI PM AT ATadvertisementlast_img read more

Mourinho: Maybe it’s better to holiday in Barbados

first_imgJose Mourinho has hit back at pundits who criticised his reaction to Marcus Rashford’s missed chance against Young Boys on Tuesday.The Manchester United manager turned to the crowd and shook his head after the 21-year-old passed up an opportunity early on in the Champions League clash at Old Trafford.The Portuguese’s reaction sparked criticism from Gary Lineker, who tweeted : “Turn to the crowd and your own bench and shake your head in disgust at one of your own players, let alone a youngster. You just don’t do that as a coach.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But Mourinho says his reaction was not aimed just at the 21-year-old forward, as he grew frustrated with his team until Marouane Fellaini scored an injury-time winner.“We don’t score enough goals but it is not about Marcus,” Mourinho told reporters. “It is about us as a team, it is very difficult for us to score goals but Marcus makes the movement, makes the runs, works hard when the team has the ball and doesn’t have the ball. “I can never, never blame a player because of missing chances. Can I have on the touchline – where not a lot of the ones that comment on football, they were there; not many of them were there – can myself or another manager have a reaction of frustration? “I would invite that people sit on the bench as managers, but I think maybe it is better to have lots of holidays in Barbados and go to the television screen and touch the electronic dummies, I think it is much more comfortable than being on the touchline like we managers are. “A proper football manager would never criticise another one because it’s deja vu for them. For the ones with a nice life it is different.”Mourinho then refused to be drawn into an argument with Paul Scholes when asked about the former midfielder’s claim that United should have won easily against the Swiss side.“I’m not going to comment on Mr Scholes. I’m not going to comment,” he said.last_img read more

Human Rights Watch: testosterone limit for female athletes is discrimination

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Billie Jean King and other top athletes call for end to ‘discriminatory’ testosterone policy Read more Human Rights Watch has accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of discriminating against female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone and urged the governing body to scrap its hyperandrogenism rule.From 1 November, female athletes who race between 400 metres and a mile and have at least five nanomoles of testosterone per litre (nmol/L) of blood will have to reduce that amount to within the usual female range for the hormone or race against men or other “intersex” athletes.The IAAF first introduced a testosterone limit for female athletes in 2011 but the rule was suspended by the court of arbitration for sport in 2015 after an appeal by the Indian sprinter Dutee Chand. Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Sport politics Andy Bull IAAF “Women with intersex variations have the same rights to dignity and bodily integrity as all women. But the new IAAF regulations coerce some women to undergo unnecessary medical intervention to alter their hormone levels simply because their naturally occurring testosterone is atypical.”The IAAF, however, has repeatedly defended its rule and the science that supports it. Last week, it responded to the Women’s Sports Foundation open letter with one of its own that said it “has not and will never try to prevent women from participating in athletics”.It explained that women with DSD can still compete at domestic level but if they want to race the specified distances they must “take measures to ensure their testosterone levels are under 5nmol/L (which puts them on an even playing field with the rest of the female population)”.Likening the rule to restriction on age in age-group competitions or weight divisions in combat sports, the IAAF added that it “makes no judgment about gender or sexual identity” and only wants to “maintain a fair and meaningful category for women” in athletics. PA Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Given two years by Cas to find a scientific justification for the rule, the IAAF produced a study last year that it claims proves female athletes with male levels of testosterone have a significant advantage over women with more usual, much lower, levels of the male sex hormone.This advantage, the IAAF claims, is particularly marked in middle-distance events, hence the 400-metres-to-a-mile stipulation, although it has described the rule as a “living document” that can be updated as more research is carried out.But ever since the revised rule was announced in April, the IAAF has been forced to defend itself from accusations of bad science and bias, with much of the debate focused on the rule’s most obvious target, South Africa’s two-times Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya.It was her arrival on the scene in 2009 that prompted the IAAF to try to find a more scientific basis for its gender rules in the first place and she remains the world’s most high-profile athlete with “differences of sexual development” (DSD).Semenya announced her intention to challenge the rule at Cas last month and she was backed by the Women’s Sport Foundation, which accused the IAAF of “exacerbating discrimination against women in sport who are perceived as not prescribing to normative ideas about femininity”.That view has now been supported by Human Rights Watch. In an open letter to the IAAF its women’s rights director, Liesl Gerntholtz, wrote: “The IAAF eligibility regulations for the female classification discriminate against women on the basis of their sex and their sex characteristics.“Regulations that call for scrutiny of women’s naturally occurring hormone levels are at root a form of judgment and a questioning of women’s sex and gender identity. Human rights Caster Semenya and the IAAF: if the science is wrong, the ruling is wrong Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp news Athletics Share on Twitter Read more Topics Share on Messenger Gender Caster Semenya Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Was a gutsy call to go in with two new openers in Melbourne: Ravi Shastri

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

Realme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A3: Quad cameras vs stock Android experience

first_imgRealme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A3: Quad cameras vs stock Android experienceHow does the Realme 5 Pro with its quad camera setup and Snapdragon 712 chipset stack up against the Xiaomi Mi A3 with its stock Android software and premium glass design? Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 24, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 11:18 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999, while the Mi A3 price begins at Rs 12,999.Realme 5 Pro offers a 48MP quad camera system, Snapdragon 712 and VOOC 3.0.Mi A3 touts a premium glass design, triple rear cameras and Android One software.One of the reasons Realme has stood out in the Indian smartphone market this past year is because of how quickly the company has grown by launching disruptive smartphones. The rise of Realme is quite similar to Xiaomi a few years ago, which is why one tends to make comparisons between the two brands and their phones often. Today, we plan to do just that. We are looking at the Realme 5 Pro and the Mi A3, both disruptive smartphones in their own right under Rs 15,000.The Realme 5 Pro was launched in India on Tuesday and Xiaomi launched the Mi A3 a day later, which isn’t surprising at all. The two phones will wvy for your attention under the Rs 15,000 segment. With the Realme 5 Pro, you get a 48MP quad-camera setup, crystal design, Snapdragon 712 chipset and VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The Mi A3 gets a 48MP dual-camera system, premium glass design and Android One software.We take a look at how the phones compare on paper to find out which one offers the best value for money.Realme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A3: Price in India and AvailabilityRealme 5 Pro price starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. It will also be available in 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB variants that are priced at Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively. The first sale of the Realme 5 Pro will take place on September 4 on Flipkart and Realme.com.Mi A3 comes in two configurations. The 4GB + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs 12,999, while the 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 15,999. The Mi A3 will go on sale in India for the first time on August 23 on Amazon.com and Mi.com.advertisementRealme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A3: Design and DisplayBoth the Realme 5 Pro and Mi A3 have been designed to look like premium phones. That being said Xiaomi has clearly used more premium materials such as Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back and a chrome finish covering the plastic frame. The smartphone comes in three colours – More than White, Not just Blue and Kind of Grey.The Realme 5 Pro, in comparison, lacks that high-end look, but it makes up for it by offering a unique crystal design on its curved plastic rear panel. The diamond-cut pattern shimmers under light to make it stand out in its segment. Realme 5 Pro is offered in two colour options – Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue. Talking about the display is a bit tricky because each phone offers something that the other doesn’t. The Mi A3, for example, sports a 6.08-inch Super AMOLED display but only delivers a standard HD+ resolution, which is a downgrade compared to the FHD resolution on the Mi A1 and Mi A2. So, on the one hand, you have an attractive OLED display with rich and vibrant colours, but the 720p resolution means picture quality will not be sharp whether you stream videos or play games.The Realme 5 Pro brings a larger 6.3-inch display that uses an LCD panel rather than AMOLED, but offers a higher FHD+ (1080p) resolution compared to the Mi A3. It may lack the appealing OLED quality like saturated colours and deep black, but you do get a sharper panel that will deliver good picture quality, especially while streaming content on platforms like Netflix and Prime Video as the phone comes with Widevine L1 certification as well.Realme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A3: Hardware and SoftwareAs for the performance, the Realme 5 Pro does look good on paper. For a starting price of Rs 13,999, the Realme 5 Pro rocks a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 712 chipset, which is marginally faster and more efficient than the Snapdragon 710 SoC that powers the Realme 3 Pro. Pair this with up to 8GB of RAM and Adreno 616 GPU and the phone should deliver a smooth user experience, especially while running graphic-intensive games like PUBG.The Mi A3, which starts at Rs 12,999, runs on a 2.0Ghz Snapdragon 665 SoC which also happens to power the Realme 5 under Rs 10,000. The Snapdragon 665 SoC is based on a 11nm process and is equipped with an Adreno 610 GPU. On paper, the chipset appears to be no match for the Snapdragon 712 SoC, but real-world usage may differ depending on how well the phone is optimised.This brings us to the software, which is perhaps where the Mi A3 arguably looks more attractive. The Xiaomi phone is part of the Android One program and runs on a stock version of Android 9 Pie. This means no bloatware, no added customisations – just good, clean Android OS with native Google apps and nothing extra. Stock Android interface is typically easier to get used to and feels lighter as well. Additionally, as an Android One phone, the Mi A3 will receive regular software updates and at least two major software versions. Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi A3 will be one of the first devices to get updated to Android 10.advertisementIn comparison, the Realme 5 Pro runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie. ColorOS is a fairly thick skin on top of Android as it brings with it tons of bloatware like preloaded apps, heavy customisations and some features that are unique to Realme phones. Preloaded apps can be annoying to see, but ColorOS does get some useful features like lock screen magazine and Game Space.For those looking for a clean Android user experience, the Mi A3 is the default phone to buy under Rs 15,000. But in terms of performance, you are likely to get a better experience with the Realme 5 Pro by spending Rs 1,000 more.Cameras is another area where the Realme 5 Pro looks more exciting on paper. It is the first phone in its segment to bring a 48MP quad camera setup. So, in addition to a 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor, the Realme 5 Pro’s quad camera system also includes an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro lens and 2MP portrait lens. On the front, the phone gets a 16MP selfie camera. The Mi A3 makes do with a triple camera setup that includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and 2MP depth sensor. So, it lacks a macro lens that you find on the Realme 5 Pro, but every other sensor on the back is mostly similar between the two devices. For selfies, the Mi A3 gets a 32MP camera, which looks better than the 16MP selfie sensor on the Realme phone.Both the Realme 5 Pro and Mi A3 should deliver high-resolution and detailed shots in daylight. They both also get dedicated night modes that should help in low-light as well. Both phones offer versatility and various shooting modes thanks to a multi-cam setup, and the only real advantage that the Realme 5 Pro seems to have is in macros. If that’s not a major feature in your wish list, you should be satisfied with either of these phones, although we will reserve a verdict on the camera performance after an in-depth review of the phones.The Realme 5 Pro and Mi A3 come with around 4,000mAh battery, which should be good enough to last a full day. For the Mi A3, it is a substantial upgrade over the Mi A2 which offered an underwhelming 3,000mAh capacity. Realme phones in the past have impressed with their battery life and the 4,000mAh battery with some ColorOS-based battery optimisation features should help the phone last long in between charges.Both the phones support fast charging as well. The Mi A3 supports 18W fast charging over Type-C, while the Realme 5 Pro supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging and you get a 20W charging brick in the box.advertisementThese phones by Realme and Xiaomi are some of the best you can buy right now under Rs 15,000. On paper, the Realme 5 Pro gets an edge in the performance and camera department, while the Mi A3 looks better when it comes to design and software. Stay tuned to our in-depth review of the Realme 5 Pro and Mi A3 to find out more about these smartphones.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Is it worth paying Rs 1,000 extra for Note?Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow MIFollow RealmeFollow android Nextlast_img read more

The Best Breweries to Hit Up in Phoenix During MLB Spring Training

first_img The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Editors’ Recommendations 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions The sharp cracks of bats are back — Major League Baseball games are well underway in Arizona and Florida.Every year MLB teams descend upon these two states for spring training, a time for players to hone their skills for the upcoming season. A trip to the spring training sites can give fans sweet relief from a lingering winter and a sneak peek at what’s to come in the world of baseball.Unlike Florida’s Citrus League, where the spring training is spread across the state, the Arizona’s Cactus League stadiums are all located in Phoenix suburbs. If you’re in town to watch, here are the best breweries to hit up for a cold post-game beer. With more than 40 breweries in the metro area, your bases are covered.Arizona WildernessLocated in Gilbert, one of the few suburbs without a spring training facility, Arizona Wilderness is still worth a visit since it’s close drive from the stadiums in Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale. In 2013, Arizona Wilderness was named the Best New Brewery in the World by RateBeer.com and has struggled to keep up with demand since. Limited in growth by their own desire to remain in control of their product and source as much ingredients from Arizona as possible, the brewery continues to push out superb beer. While the hoppy options are great, we suggest trying the farmhouse saisons like Salome Saison, made with local Lisbot Lemons, and the sour and salty goses, made with Sonora white wheat, Arizona sun-dried salt, and local citrus fruits, grapefruit, and blood oranges.Huss Brewing Co.Huss Brewing Co. owner Jeff Huss is a major Chicago Cubs fan. Located in Tempe near the Cubs’ spring headquarters, Sloan Park, Huss makes an West Coast-style pale ale called Magic in the Ivy, which honors the ivy-covered walls at the Cubs’ home stadium, Wrigley Field, with a bit of Southwest flair. Huss beers aren’t limited to Cubs fans, and can be found at six spring training stadiums — including a pop-up taproom at Scottsdale Stadium — and bars, restaurants, and retailers across the city.Pedal Haus BreweryLike Huss, Pedal Haus is located in Tempe, which also houses the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Pedal Haus might have the most appropriate beer for enjoying during the dog days of summer: Pedal Haus Light Lager. This light brew, which won a medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Fest, can easily be found during the sun-baked March days in Phoenix.Wren House Brewing Co.Located in a long-abandoned 1920s bungalow, Phoenix’s Wren House Brewing Co. offers a wide array of beers. Brewmaster Preston Thoeny works out of the guesthouse and garage, while customers belly up in the house. Wren House’s lineup includes familiar styles such as lager, pils, and IPA, as well as more interesting fare like a sour ale made with peach, apricot, pineapple, orange, and vanilla.Goldwater Brewing Co.Scottsdale is the temporary home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, and San Francisco Giants, and the permanent home Goldwater Brewing Co. Goldwater’s Machine Gun Teddy brown ale also won a medal at last year’s GABF, but try the Desert Rose, a light beer with a deep red color and cactus fruit.Scottsdale Beer CompanyWhile the Scottsdale Beer Co.’s tap list features seemingly every beer style, the brewery produces many excellent hop-forward brews, including the award-winning Cannonball Australian Pale Ale. Other standouts include the Downshift Session IPA, East Coast Grove Unfiltered IPA, Replacement IPA, Red Rocket Imperial Red IPA, Dank Triple IPA, and Double Dry Hopped Citra Monster Double IPA.Saddle Mountain Brewing Co.Not as many breweries call the west side of metro Phoenix home, but five spring training facilities do. Near the airport and Goodyear Ballpark, which hosts the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, Saddle Mountain Brewing Co. pumps out delicious beers like the Taildragger’s Clan-Destine, a Scottish-style ale. The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvestlast_img read more

SAM Electronics to Supply Equipment for Accomodation …

first_imgSAM Elevtronics, January 15, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom SAM Electronics, together with its associate L-3 companies,  has been awarded a major contract for the supply and installation of an electrical system package for the accommodation platform being built in Kiel, Germany by Nobiskrug of Rendsburg as part of the DanTysk offshore wind farm project jointly developed by Stadtwerke München (SWM) and Vattenfall.The platform for the new wind farm is designed to permanently support O&M personnel for DanTysk with fully equipped individual living quarters that will include general communal and leisure areas, as well as a medical treatment room, technical support space, and offices for management and specialist support staff.SAM Electronics’ scope of supply for the 2,500-square-metre platform covers provision of low-voltage switchgear and uninterrupted power supplies inclusive of cabling, all internal communications, IT, entertainment amenities and advanced safety facilities consisting of an automated remote control and monitoring system with alarm functions. Other equipment includes navigational and general lighting systems, type-approved sea marking components, GMDSS communications and a radar system.Sited 70 km off the isle of Sylt, and one of the first large-scale wind farms to be commissioned in the German sector of the North Sea, the DanTysk venture will comprise 80 wind turbines with a total power output of 288 megawatts. It is expected to provide up to 400,000 homes with green energy.“The DanTysk award marks significant growth opportunities for the L-3 Marine & Power Systems (M&PS) working group led by SAM Electronics, which includes L-3 ELAC Nautik, L-3 FUNA Global Safety Systems and L-3 JOVYATLAS,” said Juergen Meyer-Pepel, Vice-President of SAM Electronics. “Collectively, we provide turnkey technical solutions for the development and maintenance of offshore wind energy farms and associated platforms and are very pleased to be leveraging our capabilities to support this latest renewable energy effort.” My locationlast_img read more

Prince Charles Talks About You Can Be Heroes Week

first_imgThe Prince of Wales has given an interview with ITV’s This Morning in support of You Can Be Heroes week, launching on Monday 7th January.His Royal Highness is keen to sustain the positive atmosphere and pride that was felt throughout the UK following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Diamond Jubilee.During an interview at Clarence House, The Prince’s official London residence, with This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, The Prince said: “These sorts of occasions like the Olympics and the Jubilee bring out the best in people and I do know, from doing investitures on behalf of The Queen, just how many wonderful people there are doing these remarkable things and volunteering the whole time in their own communities. A lot of people don’t realise how so many of these people keep the whole show on the road. There is something remarkable in this country I think, about the volunteering spirit.”As either Founder or President of organisations such as The Prince’s Trust, Business in the Community, and Youth United, who all rely on volunteers, The Prince of Wales said: “What I wanted to do with Youth United was to get all the uniformed services and others together to talk to them about how we could expand the opportunities. For many young people to do this (join youth uniformed services) I then discovered there is something like an 80,000 waiting list to get into the Scouts and Guides and most people have no idea about this. So there are a massive number of young people out there who want to, but can’t. Part of the reason is that they can’t find enough adult volunteers. Hopefully with the Olympics and all the interest we have more people who would like to get involved.”Viewers will also have a chance to see behind the scenes footage of The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall from last year’s Diamond Champions initiative, which celebrated the role of older volunteers who give their time to improve the lives of those around them. The hugely successful campaign was organised by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service and in total 4,573 people were nominated as Diamond champions, representing 249 charities. Their Royal Highnesses who were Patrons of the initiative can be seen meeting the finalists at a reception at St James’s Palace.The Prince of Wales also found time to speak of other, more personal areas of his life. When asked about the prospect of becoming a grandfather, The Prince explained how some passions are important for his, and every, grandchild. The Prince of Wales added, “I’ve gone on for years about the importance of thinking about the long term in relation to the environmental damage, climate change and everything else. We don’t, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren, to leave them with the real problem. I don’t want to be confronted by my future grandchild and them say ‘why didn’t you do something’, so clearly now that we will have a grandchild, it makes it even more obvious to try and make sure we leave them something that isn’t a total poisoned chalice.”Talking about his worries for son Prince Harry – and families in a similar situation – who are serving their country within the Armed Forces.The Prince of Wales said, “If you are a parent or relation to a loved one and that person is away in these incredibly dangerous and challenging circumstances, I know you worry all the time. Certainly every night I worry. But he [Prince Harry] loves doing what he’s doing and he’s brilliant at it.” Before adding, “I constantly meet the families of those who have lost their sons, husbands, brothers or sisters… and I have some understanding at least of what they go through.”Viewers can see the full interview with The Prince of Wales on Monday 7th January.During This Morning’s You Can Be Heroes Week viewers will also witness what goes on within some of The Prince’s Charities and other such organisations, see the work the volunteers carry out and also learn how they can volunteer in their local area too.Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

WHATS SHOOTING IN BC – AS OF NOV2816

first_img Facebook Advertisement The information provided is current as of November 28, 2016.Feature FilmBEAUTIFUL VOICELocal Production Company: Beautiful Voice Pictures Inc.Director: Chuck RussellProducer: Jason ShepheardPM: George GrievePC: Shannon BlouinLM: Brian McWhaALM: Tarina ColledgeExtras: Marie TateProduction Address: 5828 Byrne Road, Burnaby, BC, V5J 3J3Sched: Nov 02/16 – Dec 16/16Email: beautifulvoicepictures@gmail.comTel: 604 433 2032 **Hiatus Nov 28 – Dec 8**.OLLIELocal Production Company: TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.Director: Shane BlackExec. Producer(s): John Davis, Bill BannermanPD: Martin WhistPM: Michael Williams, Adrienne SolPC: Cathy FullertonLM: Monty BannisterALM: Sean MeadeExtras: Andrea BrownProduction Address: 2880 Underhill Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5A 3C5Sched: Sep 30/16 – May 15/17Email: olliefilmproduction@gmail.comTel: 604-637-4800 .PARALLELLocal Production Company: Para Productions BC Inc.Director: Isaac EzbanExec. Producer(s): John Zaozirny, Aaron Gilbert, Garrick DionProducer: Garrick Dion, Matthias MellinghausPM: Chris RudolphPC: Nancy MckenzieLM: Dan CarrALM: Jason KentExtras: Sara BrownProduction Address: 6952 Merritt Avenue, Burnaby BC, V5J 4R6Sched: Nov 09/16 – Dec 05/16Email: paraproductionsoffice@gmail.comTel: 604 428 8912 .PUBLIC SCHOOLEDLocal Production Company: Schooled Films Inc.Director: Kyle RideoutExec. Producer(s): Justine WhyteProducer: Josh Epstein, Adam FolkPM: Matthew SantoroPC: Dee KlapwykLM: Debra BeaudreauALM: Daniel RobichaudExtras: La HiltsProduction Address: 1422 William St, Vancouver, BC,Sched: Nov 23/16 – Dec 18/16Email: pschooledprod@gmail.comTel: 604 767 6511.THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN USLocal Production Company: TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.Director: Hany Abu AssadProducer: Becki TrujilloPM: Penny GibbsPC: Michele PicardLM: Steven Sach, Robin MounseyALM: Sue BayleyExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanSched: Dec 05/16 – Feb 24/17Email: tcfmountain@gmail.comTel: 778 730 0253 .Digital FeaturePUP STAR SEASON 2Local Production Company: Pup Star 2 Pictures Inc.Director: Robert VincePM: Brian DickPC: Tanner ZurkoskiLM: Terry HayesALM: Christine Vautour, Victor SanchezExtras: Erin FikowskiProduction Address: 836 Viewfield Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 4V1Sched: Nov 14/16 – Dec 16/16Email: pupstar2production@gmail.com Tel: 778 265 9170 .TV SeriesALTERED CARBON ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Altered Carbon Productions I Inc.Director: Miguel Sapochnik, Nicholas HurranExec. Producer(s): Laeta Kalogridis, Steve Blackman, Ralph WinterProducer: John LenicPM: Cecil O’ConnorPC: Corine BuffelLM: Rino PaceALM: Jason Collier, Sean FinnanExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 12091 88th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W 3J5Sched: Sep 28/16 – Jun 20/17Email: alteredcarbonoffice@gmail.comTel: 604 503 5388 .ARROW ~ SEASON 5Local Production Company: Oliver Queen Films – A Division of Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd.Director: Kristin Windell, Mary LambertExec. Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy MericleProducer: Todd PittsonPM: Michael PotkinsPC: Fawn McDonaldLM: Kirk Adamson, Bill BurnsALM: David Costello, Cory Pioveson, Sean GrantExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 3500 Cornett Road, Building B, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2H5Sched: Jul 05/16 – Apr 20/17Email: info@arrowproductionoffice.comTel: 604-453-4720 .BATES MOTEL ~ SEASON 5Local Production Company: GEP Bates Motel Inc.Director: Philip Abraham, Steph GreenExec. Producer(s): Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Tucker GatesProducer: Justis Greene, Heather Meehan, Pete WhyteDOP: John BartleyPD: Mark FreebornPM: Heather MeehanPC: Jennifer Matcalf, Tim SmithLM: Jina Johnson, Ken BrookerALM: Kevin McLean, Dustin Shea, Andrzej Dec-WilliamsCast: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thierot, Nestor Carbonell, Olivia CookeSPFX Coord: Alex BurdettCasting: Coreen Mayrs, Heike BrandstatterExtras: Lisa RatkeSched: Sep 16/16 – Jan 24/17Email: batesprodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-453-4800 .DC: LEGENDS OF TOMORROW ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: Waverider Films, A Division of Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd.Director: Alice Troughton, Antonio NegretExec. Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, Chris FedakProducer: Vladimir StefoffPM: Catou KearneyPC: Anita TrueloveLM: Trevor Metz, Peter KlassenALM: Bonnie Northcott, Cole Boughton, Andrew MarlesExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 200 – 8085 Glenwood Drive, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jul 18/16 – Jan 10/17Email: production@waveriderfilms.comTel: 604-639-1855 .FREQUENCY ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: 1996 Films, a division of Adjacent Production Services IncDirector: Stefan Pleszczynski, Thomas WrightExec. Producer(s): Jennifer Gwartz, Jeremy Carver, John KretchmerProducer: David RoessellPM: Jennifer Carpenter HernandezPC: Melissa CrichLM: Sara DoneALM: Dan Moore, Brian McWha, Sean JmaeffExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: P2 – 8165 Glenwood Drive, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jul 25/16 – Dec 13/16Email: frequency@vancouverproductionoffice.comTel: 604-674-0528 .GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE ~ SEASON 4Local Production Company: GEP Girlfriends Inc.Director: Tanya Wexler, Terrell CleggExec. Producer(s): Marti Noxon, Meryl Poster, Vicki Iovine, Robbie McNeilProducer: Clara GeorgePM: Christina ToyPC: Almaz TadegeLM: Darryl Griffiths, Ritch RenaudALM: Jessica Feskun, Katie KiddExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 3500 Cornett Road Building E, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2H5Sched: Nov 03/16 – Jan 23/17Email: gfgprodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-453-4830 **Hiatus Nov 24 – Nov 28** .ICE ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Diamond Ice CDN Productions Inc.Director: Peter Werner, Jon AmielExec. Producer(s): Sharon Hall, Antoine Fuqua, Robert MunicProducer: Craig ForrestPM: Lisa TowersPC: Mark TachovskyLM: David Tamkin, Kent SponagleALM: Hayley Read, Graeme BlatherwickExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 8355 Riverbend Court, Burnaby BC, V3N 5E7Sched: Aug 08/16 – Dec 23/16Email: icetelevision2016@gmail.comTel: 604-449-3630 .IZOMBIE ~ SEASON 3Local Production Company: Zombie I Films, A Division of Hannah-Rachel Production Services LimitedDirector: Mark Piznarski, Michael FieldsExec. Producer(s): Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggerio-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan EtheridgeProducer: Scott GrahamPM: Tanja KnightPC: Blair Hackman, Shalia EdlLM: Sheri MayervichALM: Mike Bogdanovich, Rob Amar, Angela RiceExtras: Doreen FerreiraProduction Address: 210 – 555 Brooksbank Avenue, Building 10, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3S5Sched: Jul 25/16 – Jan 09/17Email: izombieoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-983-5656 .LOST IN SPACE ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Mayflower Productions Inc.Director: Neil MarshallProducer: Brad Van ArragonPM: Colleen MitchellPC: Lauren StopeLM: Michael GazetasALM: Jon CairnsProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC, V5M3Z3Sched: Jan 23/17 – Jun 26/17Email: lisproductionoffice@gmail.comTel: 604 292 5010 .LOUDERMILK ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Loudermilk Production 1 (BC) Inc.Director: Peter FarrellyExec. Producer(s): Mark Berg, David Guillod, Bobby MortProducer: Jonathan Schwartz, Darcy WildPM: Darcy WildPC: Taare Belton-BodsworthLM: Dominic MainALM: Jason LiadisExtras: Sara BrownProduction Address: 101 – 3750 North Fraser Way, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5E9Sched: Oct 24/16 – Dec 19/16Email: loudermilkproductions@gmail.comTel: 604 436 0528 .LUCIFER ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: Lightbringer Films, a Division of Hannah Rachel Productions Services Ltd.Director: Alrick Riley, Claudia YarmyExec. Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathon Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, Len Wiseman, Tom KapinosProducer: Bonnie BenwickPM: Donald MunroPC: Patricia FosterLM: Greg Astop, Janet McCairnsALM: Karen Gabriel, John Knowlton, Matthew HallExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 8035 Glenwood Drive, 3rd Floor, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jun 20/16 – Apr 10/17Email: lucifer2prodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604 639 1850 .MECH-X4 ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: Bay City Productions Ltd.Director: Adam B.Stein, Eric Dean SeatonExec. Producer(s): Anupam Nigam, Steve Marmel, Zach LipovskyProducer: Brian Hamilton, Ian HayPM: Ian R. SmithPC: Amy MorrisonLM: Amy BaragerALM: Brad Erickson, Matthew VilleneuveExtras: Sara BrownProduction Address: 26345 62nd Avenue, Aldergrove BC, V4W 1L8Sched: Sep 19/16 – Mar 14/17Email: mechx4season2@gmail.comTel: 604-381-1200 **hiatus Nov 19 – Nov 28** .MY SO-CALLED WIFE ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: GEP My Wife Inc.Director: Adam Brooks, Paul AdelsteinExec. Producer(s): Adam Brooks, Paul AdelsteinProducer: Patty LongPM: Warren CarrPC: Simon CarriganLM: Emily Keller, Heather VedanALM: Kory Orban, Bob McQuarrieExtras: Andrea BrownProduction Address: 4084 McConnell Court, Suite 200, Burnaby, BC, V5A 3L8Sched: Aug 29/16 – Dec 07/16Email: mscwprod@gmail.comTel: 604-449-3610 .NO TOMORROW ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: First Cut Productions Inc.Director: Greg Beeman, Greg PrangeExec. Producer(s): Connie Brinkerhoff, Maggie Friedman, Ben Silverman, Sean Canino, Brad SilberlingProducer: Grace GilroyPM: Casey Nelson-Zutter, Sheri Thomas (UM)PC: Beverly SuttonLM: Jendrek KowalskiALM: Kris Kadzielski, Karissa King, Karen SandersonExtras: Sandra CouldwellProduction Address: 330-555 Brooksbank Avenue, Bld. 9, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3S5Sched: Aug 23/16 – Dec 21/16Email: production@s1notomorrow.comTel: 604-983-5111 .ONCE UPON A TIME ~ SEASON 6Local Production Company: Stage 49 Ltd.Director: Ron Underwood, Kate WoodsExec. Producer(s): Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Steve PearlmanProducer: Kathy GilroyPM: Dennis SwartmanPC: Shaun McKinlay, Lukasz MadziagLM: Scott Walden, Sean WolputALM: Cillian Woods, M. Ross EfflerExtras: Lisa RatkeProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC, V5M 3Z3Sched: Jul 07/16 – Mar 31/17Tel: 604-292-8300 .RIVERDALE ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Shadow Lake Films, A Division of Adjacent Production Services Inc.Director: David Katzenberg, Lee RoseExec. Producer(s): Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon GoldwaterProducer: Tim SeredaPM: David MageePC: Lynne TaylorLM: Michael LeGresleyALM: Peter Drozdzik, Stephen Sangster, W.Robert MillarExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 2-20146 100A Avenue, Langley, BC, V1M 3G2Sched: Sep 07/16 – Feb 09/17Email: riverdale.season1@gmail.comTel: 778 298 6344.SUPERGIRL ~ SEASON 2Local Production Company: National City Films, a division of Adjacent Production Services Inc.Director: David McWhirter, Tawnia McKirenanExec. Producer(s): Allison Adler, Andrew Kreisberg, Sarah Schechtter, Greg Berlanti, Geoff JohnsProducer: Brendan FergusonPM: Chris Pavoni, Camille Verschooris (UM)PC: Hudson CooleyLM: Trevor Brokop, Hans DayalALM: Kelsey Fonda, James Clark, Joshua Pickens, Chani SchmidtExtras: Doreen FerreiraProduction Address: 20146 100A Avenue Unit 1, Langley BC, V1M 3G2Sched: Jul 25/16 – Apr 26/17Email: supergirlseasontwo@gmail.comTel: 604 371 2614 .SUPERNATURAL ~ SEASON 12Local Production Company: Supernatural 5 Films Inc.Director: Richard Speight. Jr, PJ PesceExec. Producer(s): Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leaming, Phil Sgriccia, Brad BucknerProducer: Jim Michaels, Craig MathesonPM: Craig MathesonPC: Jason FischerLM: Russell Hamilton, Scott HarperALM: Tarina Colledge, Melanie O’Donnell, Kenneth MilloyExtras: La HiltsProduction Address: 8085 Glenwood Drive, Burnaby, BC, V3N 5C8Sched: Jul 12/16 – Apr 26/17Email: supernaturalfilms@gmail.comTel: 604-529-1466 **hiatus Nov 19 – Nov 28** .THE 100 ~ SEASON 4Local Production Company: 100 Films – A Division of Hannah Rachel Production Service Ltd.Director: Henry Ian Cusick, Alex KalymniosExec. Producer(s): Jason Rothenberg, Les MorgensteinProducer: Jae MarchantPM: Aren OphoffPC: Susan CrawfordLM: David HalifaxALM: Michael Hauka, Patrick SubarskyExtras: Doreen FerreiraProduction Address: 9110 196A Street, Langley, BC, V1M 3B4Sched: Aug 02/16 – Jan 16/17Email: the100office@gmail.comTel: 604-371-1414 .THE FLASH ~ SEASON 3Local Production Company: Central City Films, a Division of Hannah-Rachel Production Services Ltd.Director: Robert Hardy, Dermott DownsExec. Producer(s): Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Sarah Schechter, Aaron Helbing, Todd HelbingProducer: JP FinnPM: Brent Crowell, Sean Osmack (UM)PC: Lukia CzerninLM: Greg Jackson, Alan BartolicALM: Tiffany Martin, Kirk Renard, Corrie AlexanderExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 3500 Cornett Road, Building C, Vancouver, BC, V5M 2H5Sched: Jul 07/16 – Apr 21/17Email: production@theflashoffice.comTel: 604-453-4980 .TIMELESS ~ SEASON 1Local Production Company: Pico Productions (BC) Ltd.Director: John Showalter, Craig S ZiskProducer: Shawn WilliamsonPM: Paul LukaitisPC: Alison StephenLM: Michael Roberts, Myles LennigALM: Derek Sutherland, Mark Soderberg, Jenna ChalmerExtras: Sandra Ken FreemanProduction Address: 8820 Northbrook Court, Burnaby, BC V5T 5J1Sched: Jul 22/16 – Feb 13/17Email: timelessprodoffice@gmail.comTel: 604-431-5502 .WHEN CALLS THE HEART ~ SEASON 4Local Production Company: WCTH 4 Productions Inc.Director: Michael Rohl, Neill FearnleyProducer: Vicki Sotheran, Greg MalcolmPM: Simon RichardsonPC: Michael LienExtras: Sara BrownProduction Address: 2939 Bainbridge Avenue, Burnaby, BCSched: Aug 22/16 – Dec 12/16Email: wcthprod@gmail.comTel: 604-420-2006 .MOWA ROYAL CHRISTMASDirector: Allan HarmonProducer: Jonathan Schwartz, Cynde HarmonPM: Jacquelyn RennerPC: Mara PerezLM: CarsonALM: Jane Victoria KingExtras: Kit HaywardProduction Address: 8 – 3888 North Fraser Way, Burnaby, BC V5J 5H6Sched: Dec 01/16 – Nov 16/16Email: royalchristmas2016@gmail.comTel: 604 419 0428.BIRTHDAY WISHLocal Production Company: Candle Road Productions Ltd.Director: Peter DeLuiseProducer: Harvey KahnPM: Catherine KretzPC: Yale KussinLM: Nancy LarmanALM: Edison FarfanExtras: Sara BrownProduction Address: 1950 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1R7Sched: Nov 14/16 – Dec 02/16Tel: 604 257 4720 .FINAL VISIONLocal Production Company: Final Vision Productions Ltd.Director: Nicholas McCarthyProducer: Harvey KahnPM: Crystal RemmeyPC: Ally KimuraLM: Dan McWilliamsALM: Randy SexsmithExtras: Kit HaywardProduction Address: 1950 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1R2Sched: Nov 30/16 – Dec 21/16Tel: 604 257 4720 .PINCH OF LOVELocal Production Company: Pinch of Salt Productions Inc.Director: Christie WillExec. Producer(s): Kim ArnottPM: Chris WilsonPC: Ron PachkowskiLM: Clayton CarrollALM: Joel De Pourcq, Laura IrvineExtras: La HiltsProduction Address: 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC, V5L 3Z3Sched: Nov 28/16 – Dec 16/16Email: pinchofsaltproductions@gmail.com .PSYCHO WEDDING CRASHERLocal Production Company: Pender Street Pictures 4 Inc.Director: David LangloisProducer: Gilles LaplantePM: Richard GreenhalghPC: Natty MoherLM: Ken PooleALM: Chris McLeanExtras: La HiltsProduction Address: 2421 D Alpha Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5C 5L2Sched: Nov 14/16 – Nov 30/16Email: productionbc@reeloneent.comTel: 604 873 1100 .SECOND TIME AROUNDLocal Production Company: Second Time Films Inc.Director: David WinningProducer: Christian Bruyere, Howard BraunsteinPM: Christian BruyerePC: Jim MckeownLM: Jack VeldhuisALM: Wayne ToewsExtras: Laurie Pavon SolisProduction Address: 3171 Lake City Way, Burnaby, BC, V5K 3A3Sched: Nov 28/16 – Dec 16/16Tel: 604 421 4687 .WALKING THE DOGLocal Production Company: Dog Road Productions Ltd.Director: Gary HarveyProducer: Harvey KahnPM: John PrincePC: Miles GorovichLM: Paul RussellALM: Steve KinghornProduction Address: 2621 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V5L 1R2Sched: Nov 14/16 – Dec 05/16Tel: 778 265 6371..Every week CREATIVE BC publishes a list of current productions that are shooting, or about to shoot, in British Columbia. 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Japan urges nuke plants to prepare for decommissioning era

TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear policy-setting body has adopted a report saying the country is entering an era of massive nuclear plant decommissioning, urging operators to plan ahead to lower safety risks and costs on work requiring decades and billions of dollars.Twenty-four reactors — or 40% of Japan’s total — are designated for or are being decommissioned. Among them are four tsunami-wrecked units at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.The report, adopted Monday by the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, urges utilities to learn from U.S. and European examples. Japan hasn’t yet completed the decommissioning of any reactors and doesn’t have concrete plans for the final disposal of radioactive waste.Japanese utilities have opted to scrap aged reactors instead of investing in safety requirements under post-Fukushima standards.The Associated Press read more

DR Congo peacekeeping mission denounces M23s alleged abuses against civilians

“The Mission condemns all serious human rights violations attributed to the members of the M23 and reiterates its call to the M23 to fully respect human rights and international humanitarian law” said Abdallah Wafy, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC in charge of the rule of law. The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) “warns the M23 that it will be held responsible for the fate of anyone it has abducted or forcibly recruited,” Mr. Wafy added in the statement. The Mission said that it had received credible reports indicating that ten people were forcefully recruited by the M23 combatants on 22 July at Kibumba, in the territory of Nyiragongo, North-Kivu province. “Three of the ten victims were reportedly killed by the M23 combatants as they were attempting to escape,” the Mission reported. MONUSCO also received “reliable allegations” that approximately twenty houses in Kiwanja, Rutshuru territory, were looted on 24 July by members of the M23. “After the looting, members of the M23 allegedly abducted at least forty men accused of participating in the looting and subsequent torching of huts and payment points used by M23 combatants,” the Mission said. Over the past year, the M23, along with other armed groups, has clashed repeatedly with Congolese armed forces (FARDC) in the eastern DRC, with the rebels briefly occupying Goma, the region’s main city, in November 2012. The fighting, which erupted again in recent days, this time dragging in a group of Ugandan-based rebels, has displaced more than 100,000 people, exacerbating an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region which includes 2.6 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and 6.4 million in need of food and emergency aid. MONUSCO said that since the new hostilities broke out in mid-July with the FARDC, the M23 has been preventing humanitarian access to some towns and areas devastated by the fighting, especially Mutaho. “These actions by the rebel group come at a time when many displaced persons are in dire need of humanitarian assistance such as food, shelter, water, health care and sanitation,” the Mission reiterated. In today’s statement, MONUSCO also highlighted that Sultani Makenga and several senior members of the M23 have previously been involved in serious human rights violations, including the widespread extra-judicial executions perpetrated in Kiwanja during November 2008. read more

Football Baron Browning shows skills to be like Raekwon McMillan

OSU freshman linebacker Baron Browning addresses the media on National Singing day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex on Feb. 1, 2017. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorBaron Browning just might be the perfect replacement for Raekwon McMillan.On Wednesday, Browning and his fellow early enrollees from the 2017 Ohio State football recruiting class addressed the media at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex. A native of Texas, Browning fielded questions about Whataburger and the new pipeline of players from the state bolting to Ohio and other places, but one of the most intriguing queries was about playing cornerback at times.An athletic freak, the incoming freshman has been known to have crazy versatility. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds by the Buckeyes, he is only about 10 pounds lighter than outgoing Raekwon McMillan, but the fact he is trusted to take on the responsibility of a wide receiver speaks volumes about his ability.“Usually I only did it, though, when there’s a receiver they needed me to take out (of) the equation,” Browning said on Wednesday. “As far as what that says to me, I just say that for my size I’m very versatile. Just because I weigh as much as I do, that doesn’t limit me I guess.”McMillan is not necessarily known for his coverage ability, and it showed at times last season. Browning brings in the potential to cover passes effectively, but only time will tell if Urban Meyer and his coaching staff decide to use his apparent coverage ability in game.A linebacker who isn’t limited by his size is a scary proposition for opposing teams, and Browning fits the bill of a dominant force on the inside of the defense. That is, if he ends up playing in the middle, since new linebackers coach Bill Davis has apparently been teaching the linebackers how to play all over the unit.Browning himself doesn’t know where he’s playing yet.“I really can’t tell you,” he said. “I know, just talking to coach Davis, he plans on teaching us all three linebacker positions, so it’s his call.”Browning, like most of the incoming freshman, is doing his best to adjust to the new level of competition. He spoke about how, initially, he thought the warm-up to one of OSU’s early drills was the actual workout. “Once I found out that was a warmup, I knew I couldn’t get my hopes up,” he said. “I just had to try to make it through. Ice tub became my best friend after that.”Even though he’s been tested so far, Browning has an apparent solid relationship with OSU coach Urban Meyer. Browning shared a story about when he pulled a prank on Meyer, and called to tell him he was deciding on Alabama instead of the Buckeyes.Meyer did not react well.“I threw my phone against the damn wall,” he said.However, after the smoke had cleared and Meyer discovered he would still be getting the top-ranked outside linebacker in 2017, he devised his own plan to get back at Browning, even recruiting the help of his mother. Meyer told Browning over the phone he would be taking the job as the Los Angeles Rams new head coach.This, of course, was a lie, but Browning took it to heart before Meyer came forward with the truth.“He got me back,” Browning said. “I see how he felt. I was really more so mad because my mom was in on it too. They planned it together. I guess I had that coming.”In the upcoming season, Browning’s play will be a testament to just how good the five-star recruit can be. As for now, he will continue to try and develop as a player, and live up to the precedent set by so many historically stellar linebackers who have come through Columbus.After all, he did say the reason players like him travel such a long way for college is to grow.“I would say probably the reason everyone is leaving Texas is because everybody wanna be great, so they’re going to where they feel like they can grow the most.” read more

China Mining event highlights opportunities at home and abroad

first_imgWith about three months to go, the 15th annual China Mining conference and exhibition now has more than 20 national government booths booked, and also 10 country-focussed sessions arranged as part of the convention out of the total of fifty sessions. Countries represented include Canada, Australia, Greenland, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Kenya and New Zealand. In the trade show, more than 80% of booths have been taken, and the equipment exhibition area has been enlarged, now with more than 20,000 m2. To provide more effective networking services, the organising committee will collect more detailed exhibitor information such as project summaries and commodity type, to provide more detailed information for investors and potential partners.China Mining includes a large-scale convention with about 50 sessions, following the subject streams of Policies & Financing, Prospecting, Exploration & Mining, Commodities, Country Investment and Mining Sustainability. In addition, some new special sessions have been arranged for China Mining 2013. A Junior Mining & Exploration Investment Forum will be held for the first time, for example. The China Outbound Investment Forum (2nd Exploration Exchange China) will be supported by the China Ministry of Commerce. In this session, there will be summary and analysis report about Chinese investment abroad since 2009. The report will give general information about Chinese companies that have or are investing abroad and also give some information on current situations and strategies of several companies.The China Green Mines Conference will “bring a lot of business opportunities for foreign mining, consulting, technology and equipment companies” say the organisers. According to Chinese government policies, by the year 2020, most of the mine sites in the country should be “green mines.” Moreover, the Chinese government has formulated strict evaluation categories for the certification of green mines. As China has more than 100,000 mines, this is a colossal task and an attractive business opportunity for the international mining equipment and consulting community.The organisers state: “Even though China cannot rescue the global economy and also it slows down the expectation of the increasing rate of GDP, China is still the most active market worldwide, which allows for a large quantity of new business opportunities despite the uncertain situation. The China Mining conference and exhibition is also playing an ever more important role in the global mining sector.”last_img read more

Uros Vilovski in MKB Veszprem until 2016

Hungarian handballMKB VeszpremProleter ZrenjaninUros Vilovski Hungarian champion, MKB Veszprem renew contract with Serbian line-player, Uros Vilovski (28) until 2016. Member of the Serbian NT squad at the EHF EURO 2010 and WC 2011 in Sweden, Vilovski is playing  in Veszprem since 2009. Before that, the best European line player in his junior generation, played in Balatonfured and Proleter Zrenjanin.source: kezi.hu ← Previous Story EHF CL (Round 9): Easy job for Pick Szeged against Partizan Next Story → Women’s EHF CL (MR – Round 3): First wins for Ikast and Krim

Poll Do you think we need a general election

first_imgPoll: Do you think we need a general election? Mary Lou McDonald reckons it’s time. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I don’t know (812) By Cliodhna Russell Wednesday 7 Jun 2017, 8:45 PM https://jrnl.ie/3432403 139 Comments 38,945 Views Yes No I don’t knowVotecenter_img Poll Results: No  (12316) Short URL Share567 Tweet Email Jun 7th 2017, 8:45 PM SINN FÉIN’S DEPUTY leader has said that Ireland needs a general election.Mary Lou McDonald made the comments as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar met with the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin this afternoon.Martin has said his party will abstain in the Dáil vote to make Varadkar Taoiseach next week.However, McDonald wasn’t happy with the private meetings, saying “this is not the way the country should be governed … I think we need an election.”So we’re asking, do you think we need an election?  Yes  (11133)last_img read more

Undocumented immigrants to get a reception facility on Lesvos

first_imgPublic Order Minister Nikos Dendias on Thursday heralded the creation of a reception center for undocumented immigrants on Lesvos as well as a facility for processing asylum claims.On a visit to the eastern Aegean island, Dendias said an army barracks near the main port of Mytilini would not be fully overhauled until the end of the year but could begin receiving immigrants by the end of August.“I hope the center will be able to start the first phase of its operation within 50 days,” he said, adding that a growing influx of immigrants from Turkey was “plaguing the island’s main port and creating a bad image for the country abroad.”The nearby islands of Samos and Chios have reception centers but are unable to accommodate more incoming migrants, according to authorities. Source: Kathimerini.gr Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Chine interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics

first_imgChine : interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics En Chine, l’interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics est entrée en vigueur hier. Pourtant, avec les 300 millions de fumeurs que compte le pays, cette loi risque de n’être que peu respectée.    Le texte entré en vigueur hier en Chine entend mettre le pays à la page en s’alignant sur les pays développés et veut interdire aux fumeurs d’allumer leurs cigarettes dans les lieux publics. Pourtant, pas la moindre campagne de sensibilisation n’accompagne ce nouveau texte de loi. Les mesures qui ont été prises concernent surtout les distributeurs de cigarettes qui vont se faire moins nombreux et les “opérateurs d’établissements commerciaux dans les lieux publics” devront afficher des panneaux d’interdiction de fumer.  À lire aussiJournée sans tabac, industrie pharmaceutique et greffe, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 31 maiLes journaux chinois indiquent toutefois que les usines et les bureaux ne sont pas concernés sans que l’on sache exactement ce qu’il en est des bars, des restaurants ou encore des transports publics. D’ailleurs, la plupart des employés des différents établissements ne sont pas informés de ce nouveau texte et comme l’indiquent certains à l’AFP “nous pouvons informer nos clients sur la législation, mais s’ils veulent vraiment fumer, nous ne pouvons pas faire grand chose”.  Pourtant, les Chinois changent peu à peu de mentalité et ils sont de plus en plus nombreux à chercher des zones non fumeurs dans les lieux publics. Les chiffres sont assez alarmants car selon les estimations, un million de Chinois meurent chaque année à cause du tabac. Les médecins craignent même que d’ici 2030 le nombre de victimes ne triple.  La consommation est en effet encouragée par des prix très attractifs. Certains paquets de cigarettes ne coûtent pas plus de 3 yuans (moins de 40 centimes d’euros). Par ailleurs, l’industrie du tabac fait obstacle aux nouvelles mesures. D’ailleurs, lors des jeux Olympiques (2008) ou de l’Exposition universelle (2010) censés être non-fumeurs, les consignes n’avaient pas du tout été respectées.     Le 2 mai 2011 à 14:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fairbanks Wind Energy Battle Continues

first_imgA Fairbanks based alternative energy company continues to push Golden Valley Electric Association to buy more of its wind power. Alaska Environmental Power operates a wind farm in Delta Junction, and recently teamed with an Anchorage law firm on a report it hopes will sway utility members.Download Audiolast_img