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Northeast BC team has record year at Skills Canada ProvincialsNortheast BC team has record year at Skills Canada Provincials


first_imgClearview School students Thomas Copes and Cole Van Der Linden also won gold medals in the Jr. Skills Gravity Vehicle competition, and Nathaniel Janzen did Prespatou School proud with a silver medal in the Jr. Skills Sumo Robot competition.The Dawson Creek Secondary School’s South Peace campus can also now lay claim to five Provincial silver medallists: Matt Larden in Cabinetmaking, Cullen Swedja in Carpentry, Ethan Willms in Photography, and teammates Jordan Girard and Kris Fearon in TV/Video Production.NLC students David Beifort and Yoshan Lavoie won and gold and bronze medal respectively in Electrical Wiring and Aerospace Technology. Gold Medalists Beifort, Stregger, and Van Volkenburg also qualified to join Team BC to compete at the Canadian Skills Competition in Edmonton June 4th and 5th. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace Region Skills Canada team is back in Northeast B.C. after competing at the Skills Canada Provincials in Abbotsford this week. The team of competitors was made up of gold medalists from the Regional Skills Competition held at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek on February 16th, in addition to eight staff and four parents.Out of 30 the competitors from School Districts 59, 60, 81, and Northern Lights College, 15 came home with medals – making it a record year at the competition for Northeast B.C. NPSS students Liam Stregger and Jacob Van Volkenburg took home a gold medal in the Robotics competition, while their fellow classmates Ninaad Rathod and Xinkai Xu won a silver medal. Erica Thomas Schulenburg, who also studies at NPSS, took home bronze in Public Speaking.last_img read more


Regional District issues evacuation order for property impacted by Sukunka LandslideRegional District issues evacuation order for property impacted by Sukunka Landslide


first_imgThe Regional District says there will be no entry into the property while the Evacuation Order is in place.For more information, you contact the Regional District at 250-784-3200.For updates, you can visit the Regional District’s website. CHETWYND, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order due to the Sukunka Landslide in Chetwynd.The evacuation order has been issued for the house and surrounding area at 8657 Highway 29 South.According to the District, the occupants self-evacuated on March 23, 2019.last_img


Hundreds of Protesters Mourn Death of Imad El Attabi in CasablancaHundreds of Protesters Mourn Death of Imad El Attabi in Casablanca


Rabat – Hundreds people gathered in Casablanca in a demonstration to mourn the death of Imad El Attabi, the Rif activist who passed away on Tuesday in Rabat’s military hospital.On Tuesday night, the demonstrators met in Place Maréchal in Morocco’s biggest city and lit candles in tribute to the deceased activist, who died as a result of a severe head injury during the July 20 March in Al Hoceima.Demonstrators held signs calling Attabi a “martyr” of the Hirak, the protest movement in the Rif region, and of “dignity and social justice.” Photos of the late activist were also held by protesters. Media reports indicate that the Attabi’s brother has refused to take his body until receiving a medical autopsy report. The family also declined an offer by Al Hoceima’s governor to pay for the expenses of Attabi’s transfer to the city and burial.The death of the activist brings to mind the sad memory of Mouhcine Firkri’s death in late October 2016, which sparked the anger of Al Hoceima and the surrounding areas.The Hirak movement started as a reaction to the death of Fikri, who was fatally crushed by a truck compactor as he tried to retrieve fish merchandise which had been confiscated and discarded by law enforcement officers.The protests against Fikri’s death turned into a massive movement with a set of social, economic, and political demands.The Hirak has continued its protests for nine months. Since May, demonstrations intensified as dozens of Rif activists, including key Hirak members like Nasser Zafzafi, were arrested and prosecuted with heavy charges such as “undermining the security of the state.”On July 20, a massive March was called to push for the release of detainees.The march was disrupted by security forces, turning into clashes between protesters and law enforcement elements.El Attabi was hit during the clashes. Police said he was injured by stones thrown by other fellow protestors, while other protesters said he had been hit by a tear gas canister fired by security officers.Following his injury, El Attabi was transported to Rabat. The news of his death is likely to further complicate the relation between Rif and the central government.The Crown Prosecutor in Al Hoceima announced on Tuesday that the National Brigade of Judiciary Police (BNPJ) will open a thorough investigation into the incident to establish the truth and determine who is responsible for Attabi’s death. read more


DPR Korea human rights report elicits concern from senior UN officialsDPR Korea human rights report elicits concern from senior UN officials


Mr. Ban is seriously concerned about human rights and the humanitarian situation in the DPRK, his spokesperson said in a statement. As such, the Secretary-General remains “deeply disturbed” by the findings.Noting that human rights are universal values, he “hopes the report will contribute to raising international awareness about grave violations of those values in [the country],” the statement said.The UN chief also noted the independent nature of the Commission of Inquiry, which the Human Rights Council established in March 2013. He encouraged the DPRK authorities to engage with the international community to improve the rights situation and living conditions in the country, and “reaffirmed his strong commitment to help DPRK to that end.” In a separate statement, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that since January 2013, she has urged the international community to put much more effort into tackling the human rights situation of people in DPRK. “It has now published a historic report, which sheds light on violations of a terrifying scale, the gravity and nature of which – in the report’s own words – do not have any parallel in the contemporary world.”The report, released yesterday and which will be formally presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 17 March, documents crimes such as “extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, forcible transfer of populations, enforced disappearance and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation.”In 400-pages, the Commission found that the DPRK “displays many attributes of a totalitarian State” and reports that the cited crimes against humanity are ongoing due to the “policies, institutions and patterns of impunity that lie at their heart remain in place.”In her reaction, Ms. Pillay suggested that the international community has paid “insufficient attention” to these human rights violations which have been ongoing. “That has now been partly rectified,” she noted but called for strong international leadership to follow up on the Commission’s finding and “to use all the mechanisms at its disposal to ensure accountability, including referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC).”“It is vitally important to maintain the momentum on addressing the serious violations that this remarkable report documents in such a comprehensive manner,” Ms. Pillay added. “The spotlight on human rights in the DPRK should not be dimmed as the news headlines fade away.” In addition to the report, the Commission included a copy of a letter sent to Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, containing a summary of the systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations that “entail crimes against humanity.”The letter states that the three-member panel would recommend referral of the situation in the DPRK to the ICC “to render accountable all those, including possibly yourself, who may be responsible for the crimes against humanity referred to in this letter and in the Commission’s report.” read more


Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 4 July 2014Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 4 July 2014


DOWNLOAD1. SMMT launch Sustainability Report and host Parliamentary Reception.2. Technology Strategy Board publishes blueprint for growth.3. New cars, commercial vehicles and bus and coach registrations increase in June.4. Adonis Growth Review published.5. Conclusions of CBI/Person Education and Skills 2014 survey announced.6. Week ahead.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)


Guyana Goldfields transitioning from surface to underground miningGuyana Goldfields transitioning from surface to underground mining


…company to expend over US$120 million in the processThe Guyana Goldfields Inc. is looking to expand its operations here by constructing the country’s first underground mine.President and CEO of Guyana Goldfields, Scott CaldwellThis development should occur within the next four years, and the investment would see over US$120 million being pumped into the project.This is according to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian-owned mining company, Scott Caldwell.He said on Saturday that several studies have already been completed, and the company is now awaiting a feasibility report that would determine the commencement date.Questioned about the risks and safety measures of such operations, Caldwell asserted that this type of mining is a “very safe, very efficient” practice. He explained that the company has to transition from open pit mining to underground mining primarily because of the Cuyuni River.The CEO also noted that a higher quality of gold lies below the base of the Aurora Mines but the company cannot expand the pit further because of the Cuyuni River, so the other option is to go underground. This method, he added, would result in less disturbance to the environment.Moreover, Caldwell stated that in order to start driving tunnel underground, the company has already expended some US$4 million to conduct studies, all which found positive results about the operation. In fact, he noted that several million dollars have also been spent on risk analysis and drill testing, including hydrology testing, soil testing, rock mechanics, and so on.“We’ve done all of that work… all risk analyses were done, so it’s just a question of when we’ll start; and we’ll know the answer by the end of the month,” he posited.Moreover, the CEO noted that “underground mining is a lot different, obviously, than open pit mining, and there is not a lot of underground mining experience in Guyana as yet. So we need to do quite a bit of training to get the workforce up to snuffle on that.”According to Caldwell, who has extensive experience in underground mining, the company would have to retain some expatriate trainers for the first phase, and then gradually move on to the Guyanese workforce, which would have to be trained.“We trained countless Indonesians in that country for underground mining in US, Canada and all around the world. It’s gonna take a while, ‘cause you gotta be safe and efficient; but it can be done, and I know our workforce can be trained to transition from surface to underground” said Caldwell.He added that when work commences on the underground operations, there would be need to increase the workforce by between 75 and 100 persons, which he said would augur well for Guyana, as it would create job opportunities. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana Goldfields commences underground development of Aurora MineNovember 10, 2018In “Business”Guyana Goldfields production guidance down by 50%October 31, 2018In “Business”Sacking of 80 Guyana Goldfields employees to take effect from SeptemberAugust 27, 2018In “Business” read more


Guardiola makes heartwarming gesture to Irelands Arter over loss of his childGuardiola makes heartwarming gesture to Irelands Arter over loss of his child


first_img Follow us: the42.ie Share61 Tweet Email1 Guardiola makes heartwarming gesture to Ireland’s Arter over loss of his child “I’m so sorry for what happened, I wish you all the best,” the Man City boss said after the full-time whistle. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 37 Comments MANCHESTER CITY EARNED a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in last night’s Premier League fixture to move up to second in the table.But there was a heartwarming moment between City boss Pep Guardiola and Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter at the final whistle.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss sought out the Ireland international and offered his condolences for the loss of Arter’s baby daughter before wishing him good luck on the upcoming birth of their child.“I’m so sorry for what happened, I wish you all the best,” Pep appears to say. http://the42.ie/3238624 Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 8:34 AM 42,390 Views Feb 14th 2017, 8:34 AM Source: AFC Bournemouth 🍒/Twitter “He offered his best wishes for me and my partner this week, which was an unbelievable touch,” Arter told the Bournemouth Echo.“He is someone I have a massive amount of respect for. I watched his Barcelona teams – and look at his Manchester City side tonight.“For me, he is the best manager in the world. I don’t think there’s anybody close to him and what he has achieved.For him to offer that to me, I respected it and accepted it with a smile on my face.”Arter has spoken openly in the past about the tragic death of Renne, who was stillborn in December 2015.Thankfully, his fiancee Rachel is pregnant again and her due date is later this week. 👏 From Pep to @HarryArter2, a touch of class…”He gave me and my partner his best wishes ahead of the birth of our child.”#afcb 🍒 pic.twitter.com/BEu0MaRbBK— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) February 13, 2017 City move from fifth to second to close the gap on ChelseaA complicated relationship in a rivalry like no other By Ben Blake The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!last_img read more


WWE Diva kept out of the ring at live event due toWWE Diva kept out of the ring at live event due to


first_img Pinterest Drew Mcintyre Impact World Champion Brian Cage undergoing stem cell treatment for injured back Facebook Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Fenix suffers leg injury at independent show, AEW All Out Ladder Match may be in jeopardy ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’ Videos Articlescenter_img WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Twitter Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella was pulled from wrestling at last night’s 1/18 WWE live event in Abilene, Texas due to a hamstring injury. Nikki instead appeared at ringside during the event in the corner of Brie Bella.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 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 Brie Bella Announces She Is Quitting Wrestling Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more


Review Real Madrid – Atletico MadridReview Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid


first_imgThe superstars cancelled each other, as Ronaldo and Griezmann scored one each in the 1-1 draw between the city rivals.Zinedine Zidane decided to make a few changes from the team that beat Juventus in the Champions League. Casemiro, Modric, Isco and Benzema were on the bench to start the match. Lucas Vasquez, Mateo Kovacic and Marco Asensio joined Toni Kroos in the midfield, while Gareth Bale was Ronaldo’s partner in attack. Diego Simeone also made a couple of tweaks to the lineups that defeated Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. Thomas Partey started in place of Gabi and Jesus Vitolo took Angel Correa’s place. With Filipe Luis injured, Lucas Hernandez was the left back. Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa were leading the attack.In the 9th minute, we had the first opportunity. Kroos delivered a good corner kick that bounced off a Real Madrid player’s head and right onto Ronaldo’s knee. Fortunately for Atletico, the Portuguese didn’t have enough time to react and the ball was struck right into Oblak’s hands. Toni Kroos received the first yellow card of the match for a sliding challenge on Antoine Griezmann. Minutes later, Vitolo earned Atletico Madrid’s first booking of the match. We had another interesting situation when one of Atletico’s players ran into Kroos inside the box. The game wasn’t stopped and Asensio clipped the woodwork on the ensuing shot. The replay showed that the referee could’ve shown on the spot.In the 20th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo fired a long-range shot with his left foot, but Oblak was ready and deflected the attempt over the bar. Varane also had a chance after a corner kick that was also saved by Oblak. As expected, Real Madrid was the dominant side, while Simeone applied his typical tactic of shutting the door and waiting for a chance to counter-attack. Atletico had its first attempt on goal in the 30th minute and it was a serious one. Koke sent a perfect pass to Diego Costa, who avoided the offside trap and was running at Navas from the right side. He fired a shot in the closer corner and Navas made the save.Rumour: Juventus enter the race for Neymar George Patchias – August 20, 2019 A dark horse has emerged in the race for Neymar’s signature, Juventus have thrown their name in the hat.According to sources close to Spanish…In the 41st minute, Marcelo curled the ball from the edge of the box and hit the cross bar. Jan Oblak saved Dani Carvajal’s ensuing volley attempt. If it wasn’t for him, Los Blancos would’ve had the lead. Before that, the assistant referee raised the offside flag, even though he shouldn’t have and prevented Vitolo from running away into open field. Despite a frenetic and vibrant opening period, we went into half-time goalless.In the 53rd minute, Mister Cristiano Ronaldo struck again. Gareth Bale, who was playing on the left side today, sent a wonderful cross that came to Ronaldo’s feet and it was all over. Zidane’s men got the goal they deserved and it was up to the visitors to respond. And respond they did. Four minutes after Real’s opener, Griezmann pounced on a loose ball and just like that it was 1-1. It appeared as if Real Madrid’s players relaxed too much after the first goal. Moments later, Navas made a spectacular save on Koke’s strike from inside the penalty area to prevent a complete turnaround.Simeone made the first switch in the contest, replacing Vitolo with Correa. After that, we saw something that happens once in a blue moon. Zidane took off Cristiano Ronaldo and sent Benzema onto the pitch. I failed to see the logic behind the decision, but Zidane must’ve had his reasons. Ronaldo wasn’t upset either, reacting as if he had expected it. Later on, Gabi replaced Diego Costa and Isco and Modric substituted Asensio and Kovacic. The changes meant that Simeone was going to try to protect the point, while Zidane was going to go for the win. It was a risky move by the Argentinian coach with 15 minutes left to play.His team couldn’t get the ball out of its own half. Real was increasing the pressure and Simeone must’ve felt the danger, because in the 83rd minute he pulled out a tired Thomas Partey and replaced him with Kevin Gameiro. In the 90th minute, Stefan Savic committed a stupid foul on the edge of the box. Sergio Ramos took the free kick and would’ve scored on 90% of goalkeepers. However, Oblak is an elite keeper and he showed it by making a wonderful fingertip save. That was the last significant moment of the match. The final score was 1-1. Atletico Madrid used its five minutes to snatch a point away from Santiago Bernabeu.last_img read more


Marcelos wife hints at Juve switchMarcelos wife hints at Juve switch


first_imgReal Madrid defender Marcelo could be the next in line to join Serie A giants Juventus next season following the capture of former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo last summerAccording to reports in Spain, Marcelo will wrap up a deal with the Old Lady if they make an offer in the winter transfer windowAnd the Brazilian’s wife Clarice Alves has fuelled transfer speculations about his husband’s move to Turin.“Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid farewell was bad for us”, she said (as reported by Calciomercato).Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We used to spend a lot of time together. I know his mum very well and I know Georgina too. She is marvellous.“My son is a very close friend with Junior, the son of Cristiano Ronaldo. His farewell from Madrid left us empty”.It’s reported that Madrid are not willing to let the Brazilian go for anything less than € 50 million.In addition to that, the Old Lady may only sign Marcelo if Alex Sandro is sold in the summer.last_img read more


As classes resume a focus on school safety is bigger than everAs classes resume a focus on school safety is bigger than ever


first_img KUSI Newsroom, August 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Unfortunate events at schools across the country lately have put an increased focus on school safety, That includes right here in San Diego.How are we as a community preparing kids for unexpected situations?The CEO of Home Start Laura Tancredi-Baese is here now with some tips. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom As classes resume, a focus on school safety is bigger than everlast_img read more


Bangladesh Team Visits US to learn New Soyfood TrendsBangladesh Team Visits US to learn New Soyfood Trends


first_imgTeam members work with soy ingredients at NSRL’s test kitchen.A Bangladeshi human food team is spending eight days in the U.S. learning about new trends in soyfoods and gaining practical experience in using value-added soy products.Escorted by the World Initiative For Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Asian Division Director Alan F. Poock, the team spent two days at the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) in Champaign, Ill., where they worked with various soy ingredients in their test kitchen. Some of the products made included breads and cookies containing with soy flour and chicken patties made with soy.On Wednesday, the team visited DuPont Nutrition and Health in St. Louis, where they gained additional technical knowledge and sampled products containing a wide range of soy ingredients.Concluding the trip is a visit to the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore, Md., where the team will see new soy products and learn about the latest trends in healthy foods.Funding for this team is provided by the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Emerging Markets Program and Market Access program.last_img read more


Kaine Horman I never thought Kyron was in dangerKaine Horman I never thought Kyron was in danger


first_imgDesiree Young appeared on The Today Show this morning to discuss developments in the case of her missing son, Kyron Horman.Kyron was 7 when he disappeared from Skyline School June 4 after his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, took him to school for a science fair. Although no arrests have been made, investigators — and Kyron’s parents — have intently focused on Terri Horman.It was a rare solo interview, with Young appearing without Kyron’s father, her ex-husband, Kaine Horman.The reason, said Young, was because she is “disappointed in the choices that he’s making.”Asked by Today Show anchor Meredith Viera about Kaine’s divorce document allegations of Terri being visibly impaired from alcohol several times a week and passing out on the couch, Young said she’s never been aware there were such problems.“We learned of all of this information after the fact and from the media. He had several opportunities to let Tony and I know what was going on in the house and he did not. He had several opportunities to make the right choice and either let me know or remove Kyron from the house, I would have removed Kyron from the house if I would have known what was going on,” Young said.“Without a doubt, I wish I would have known it before, I wouldn’t tolerate it,” she said.Young, who became visibly emotional on camera, explained that a year prior to Kyron’s disappearance, she tried to get custody of him.“Kaine told me it was not an option on several occasions and it was a point of contention with us,” Young said. “Kyron on many occasions told me he wanted to come and live with me and on a couple of different occasions, Terri had called me specifically so that I could talk to Kyron because he was so upset and Terri, personally wanted me to take Kyron.”On Friday, police showed Young e-mails Terri had sent to friends describing her marriage to Kaine and her feelings about Kyron.Young said the emails reveal “a severe hatred for Kyron.”“She blames a lot of the marital problems between Kaine and herself on Kyron. It was a huge point of contention in their marriage and she had expressed in great detail her hatred for Kyron,” Young said. “I now believe, without a shadow of a doubt that not only is she capable of hurting Kyron, that it’s clear that she could have hurt him in the worst possible way.”last_img read more


More Automakers Expected to Take Advantage of Testing Facility at Former ConcordMore Automakers Expected to Take Advantage of Testing Facility at Former Concord


first_imgA handful of car companies are expected to start testing autonomous vehicles at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in northern California after Honda recently reached an agreement with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to use the base’s GoMentum Station.GoMentum Station, a research and testing hub for self-driving cars and “connected vehicles,” includes 20 miles of paved roads, including railroad crossings, parking lots, curved roadways, tunnels and streets laid out like a city grid.Nissan, Volkswagen-Audi, BMW, Peugeot, Renault and Tesla are considering obtaining one of four remaining licenses to use the facility, reports the San Francisco Business Times. Mercedes-Benz previously reached an agreement with CCTA to use GoMentum Station.CCTA needed to establish a separate entrance for GoMentum to resolve a standoff with the military over security, according to the story. DOD last year imposed stringent restrictions on access by foreigners to its installations, which presented a major hurdle for auto manufacturers’ engineering teams running their autonomous vehicle programs. The tidal portion of what once was part of the weapons station is an active Army facility, Military Ocean Terminal Concord.Watch a short video of a self-driving Acura RLX racing through the former weapons station. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


Netflix makes the case for a stayathome New Years EveNetflix makes the case for a stayathome New Years Eve


first_img Tags 0 Share your voice Post a comment TV and Movies 2:07 77 Photoscenter_img 2019 movies to geek out over Netflix says you’d rather ditch the parties, so you may as well binge its shows. Screenshot by Alina Bradford/CNET Hate dragging yourself out of the house for New Year’s Eve? New Netflix surveys claim there’s joy — or at least relief — in staying home.According to one survey released Monday by the streaming service, 77 percent of parents with children ages 3 to 13 prefer to stay home on New Year’s Eve — which isn’t exactly shocking considering how much work it is find a babysitter that night. The survey, conducted by market researcher Ipsos, also said that of parents who do stay at home with their kids, 74 percent let their children stay up later than usual, with 52 percent allowing kids to stay up until midnight.Netflix also did a separate survey, conducted by the YPulse research company, that concluded seven out of 10 in the Gen Z and Millennial demographics range also prefer to celebrate at home.Along with the data, Netflix is touting a new series of New Year’s Eve countdowns featuring characters from family-friendly programs like Fuller House, All Hail King Julien and Skylanders. A trailer featuring highlights from the shows is below. The countdowns will be released Dec. 26. Now playing: Watch this: What’s new to stream in December 2018 Netflixlast_img read more


From Bangalore to Bengaluru everything that has gone wrong with the GardenFrom Bangalore to Bengaluru everything that has gone wrong with the Garden


first_imgArijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images [Representational Image]Bengaluru, the Garden City of India, was often preferred by multi-national companies and the IT industry to set up their base in the country. However, a lot has changed in the last two decades as the lush green cover and the pleasant weather are now a thing of the past.To an extent, overpopulation and careless intervention of the people have destroyed the city. From air to water, everything has been polluted since Bangalore became Bengaluru.The water crisis in Bengaluru is not a myth anymore as most areas in the city is facing it. All the major lakes in the city, including Bellandur, Varathur and Hebbal, are heavily polluted and some are also on fire due to toxic wastes. It all dates back to the city’s beautiful past when the green belt in the capital state of Karnataka was still visible and it was not the concrete jungle that it is now.  Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]According to reports, the population in Silicon Valley has now shot up to 11 million. There has been a drastic increase in population and with this comes more demand, which the city is unable to bear.Its cosmopolitan charm also has faded now due to the rise in mercury levels making it unbearable to go out during the daytime. Due to this change in weather, water has also dried up and the residents mostly depend on water tankers for their daily needs.According to BBC, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), the agency that provides drinking water and manages the city’s sewage system, acknowledges that in 2014, a survey had predicted that the city was on the verge of running out of water. But it was saved due to quick measures taken up by the government by deciding to divert an additional 10,000 million cubic feet of water from Cauvery river to Bengaluru. Cauvery is the primary source of water for the city.Air quality is another risk factor in Bengaluru due to heavy pollution by factories and vehicles which are increasing day by day.   Environmentally conscious citizens of Bangalore along with activists stage a protest against the proposed steel bridge flyover by the Karnataka government to decongest the city traffic, in Bangalore on March 16, 2019.Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]Around 15 air quality sensors were recently deployed in several areas of the city to measure the air quality index and to study the risk of exposure to this. The sensors were installed at Brigade Road, Mathikere, MS Ramaiah City, St John’s Research Institute in Koramangala, Bannerghatta Road, BBMP head office near Hudson Circle, Indiranagar, Doddakannelli, Ulsoor, Doddanekkundi, Spring Field Society near Sarjapur, Banashankari, JC Road, NR Colony near Basavanagudi and at Srirampura Referral Hospital, reports TOI.Another major factor that has affected the city is its unplanned development and governance due to which it has grown far beyond its capacity. Roads in Bengaluru have worsened over the years and people lack lane discipline and rarely follows traffic rules. From jumping signals to riding on footpaths, you get to see every action sequence on the roads.Well, the talk about the issues in Bengaluru will be never-ending, unless the governing bodies decide to act rather than polishing their political image with their starched kurtas and fake promises.last_img read more


Life Without Smartphones Is Hard to Imagine According to Nearly Half ofLife Without Smartphones Is Hard to Imagine According to Nearly Half of


first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read The devices have only been around for a decade, but already they have so fundamentally infiltrated our day-to-day that for many of us, life can be broken down into two distinct eras: before and after the advent of the smartphone.That’s a reasonable takeaway from a recent Gallup poll of nearly 16,000 U.S. smartphone users which found that nearly half of respondents (46 percent) agreed with the statement, “I can’t imagine my life without a smartphone.”On its surface, that’s a dramatic (and vague) statement, but answers to some of Gallup’s following questions paint a good picture of the sneaky, vital and constant ways smartphones have come to shape the way we live.Related: 3 Amazing Technologies That Could Be Part of Your New SmartphoneSmartphone users tend to keep our phones nearby at all times; in a previous Gallup poll, 81 percent of smartphone users keep their phones nearby for the entire day, and 72 percent report checking the device hourly. Which honestly, seems like monumental restraint (writing this, I checked my phone for a text alert, to use the calculator, and just….because).   Our smartphone attachment doesn’t end when the day does, either: Sixty-three percent of smartphone owners also bring their devices to bed with them.Despite this dependence, the vast majority of respondents (70 percent) report that smartphones have improved their lives.Taken together, that nearly half of respondents can’t envision a life without their smartphones isn’t too surprising. The devices have become our constant companions; we rely on them to wake us up in the morning, get us where we need to go, answer email and a thousand other things.”The smartphone is transformative for those who use it, not only by making their lives better, but by becoming something of a fifth limb,” Gallup writes.Related: Amazon Invents an Ear-Scanning Smartphone Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. July 13, 2015last_img read more


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first_imgThe Ladysmith Blood Donor Clinic has an amazing hamper for a lucky draw donor who donates in the month of September.All donors’ names who donate next month will go into the lucky draw.Also read: 5 interesting facts on blood donationSo don’t hesitate, go and donate your precious blood.Not only will you save a life, but you may also win an amazing prize!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img


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first_img Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top holiday drink recipes Meanwhile Sunday, the Saudi-funded al-Hadath satellite news channel broadcast video of a column of armored vehicles and tanks heading toward the kingdom’s border with Yemen, saying the vehicles would reinforce troops already there. The coalition previously has said it could send ground forces into Yemen, something it so far has yet to do.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Associated Press video showed flames rising from the badly damaged complex as a man trapped under the rubble cried out for help. Soldiers carried the wounded and the dead away.The Saudi-led coalition began launching airstrikes March 26 against the Iranian-backed Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies in the military and security forces. The Houthis seized Sanaa in September and later captured much of northern Yemen before moving south in March.Their southern advance forced internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee the country to neighboring Saudi Arabia.Sunday’s airstrikes came a day after the Houthis fired a Scud missile into Saudi Arabia, a dramatic escalation of the conflict. The attack indicated that despite more than two months of coalition airstrikes, the rebels still pose a threat to cities across the border inside Saudi Arabia.The official Saudi Press Agency said two missiles launched from a Patriot missile battery shot down the Scud before dawn Saturday near the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait. The agency did not report any casualties in the attack, the first use of a Cold War-era Scud by the rebels since the airstrikes began. Top Stories center_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes before dawn Sunday targeted the headquarters of Yemen’s armed forces in the rebel-held capital, killing at least 22 people, officials said.They said the dead were mostly soldiers and that the airstrikes damaged several nearby homes, shaking Sanaa. Residents said at least three airstrikes hit the headquarters, a short distance from the city’s center.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Yemeni children chant slogans during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 6, 2015. Arabic on banners from left to right read, “Islam is religion of peace,” “Don’t kill my father and mother” and “Don’t kill childhood in Yemen.” (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)last_img read more