first_imgCrystal Palace F.C. will not rush injured winger Wilfried Zaha back into action and have not put a timeframe on the Ivory Coast international’s return, the Premier League club’s manager Frank de Boer has said.The 24-year-old, who scored seven league goals and provided 11 assists to win Palace’s Player of the Year last season, sustained a knee injury during their 3-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town F.C. in the opening league game of the season.”Wilf is a very robust player, the first couple of days (after the injury) are very important to have a rest and, from now on, I think he’s going to start rehab,” De Boer said after Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Ipswich Town F.C. in the League Cup. Reuters Photo”We don’t know how long it will take. The risk is that you start too early, that he can have a setback, so we are going to see and don’t put a time on it right now.”Palace, who will play Huddersfield Town F.C. again in the third round of the League Cup in September, host Swansea City F.C. in the league on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 2 Troyes 0: Cavani atones for penalty miss Stephen Creek Last updated 1 year ago 06:04 11/30/17 edinsoncavani-cropped Getty Images Edinson Cavani missed a penalty in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Troyes, but he later found the target along with Neymar. Edinson Cavani made amends for his penalty miss with a late goal as Paris Saint-Germain beat Troyes 2-0 in Ligue 1 at Parc des Princes on Wednesday.The league leaders were facing the prospect of two points dropped against a much-improved Troyes side after Cavani had a first-half penalty saved, but strike partner Neymar gave PSG the lead 17 minutes from time before the Uruguayan atoned for his spot-kick woe in the dying seconds.Jean-Louis Garcia’s Troyes went into the game having won two of their previous three in Ligue 1 and they could have been 1-0 up after 35 minutes when Stephane Darbion found the back of the net, but an offside flag had already been raised. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Cavani then won a penalty after having his shirt pulled, but his effrt was kept out by Mamadou Samassa and the visitors and there may be calls for future penalty-taking duties to fall to Neymar, who contested Cavani for the right to take them earlier in the season.The hard-fought victory kept PSG 10 points clear of second-placed Marseille and extended their winning run to five league games, proving that even when the likes of second-half substitute Kylian Mbappe are out of form, Emery has ample talent at his disposal.FULL TIME: PSG keep up their winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Troyes!! #PSGESTAC #ALLEZPARIS!!— PSG English (@PSG_English) November 29, 2017Garcia will take comfort from the way his side battled against the league’s standout opposition and if they can maintain the same level of performance over the festive period they should expect to pull away from the relegation battle.Cavani, looking to add to his tally of 16 league goals, squandered his first opportunity when he volleyed Javier Pastore’s chipped free-kick high over the crossbar from 10 yards out.PSG seemed to favour attacks down the right flank through Angel Di Maria, whose shot from the edge of the box bounced just wide to the left of Samassa’s goal after 19 minutes.Kevin Trapp had to make his first save of the match just before the half-hour mark, parrying Samuel Grandsir’s shot away after the pacy winger burst into the penalty area.Grandsir had the ball in the net five minutes later, only to be ruled out by an offside flag despite replays suggesting the goal should have stood.Just before half-time, Cavani took a theatrical fall in the penalty area when he had his shirt tugged and a foul was given, but the Uruguayan then saw his spot-kick saved by Samassa, diving to his right.Emery’s men pressed hard from the outset of the second half but shots from Marco Verratti and Thomas Meunier were blocked before Neymar blazed high and wide from 25 yards.Grandsir was judged to have fouled Trapp as the Troyes playmaker caused the goalkeeper to fumble a high ball, but Samassa had no such problems at the other end when he made a good save from Giovani Lo Celso’s thunderous low drive from 20 yards.Emery sent on Mbappe for Di Maria with just over 20 minutes left and his introduction had an invigorating effect as Neymar collected the ball moments later and sauntered forward before powering a left-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net.@neymarjr #PSGESTAC— PSG English (@PSG_English) November 29, 2017Troyes did not give up and substitute Suk Hyun-jun managed a shot on target with seven minutes left to play, but Trapp held firm and Cavani made sure he took a share of the headlines when he rifled the ball into the top of the net from 10 yards out with seconds to spare.Key Opta facts:- Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in their last 12 encounters with Troyes in Ligue 1 (W10, D2), winning the last six.- PSG have lost only one of their last 35 Ligue 1 games (W29 D5).- Neymar has been involved in 15 goals in his first 11 starts with Paris in Ligue 1 (nine goals, six assists), three more than in his first 11 with Barcelona in Liga (12 – four goals, eight assists). read morelast_img read more

first_imgWhen your jeans are as iconic as Levi’s, it might make sense to leave them be. But, not a brand to rest, Levi’s launched your new favorite denim last week–the Levi’s 505™C, a rock-inspired style that pays homage to its heritage while resting firmly in modern style territory.The new silhouette was released last week at hallowed NYC rock venue Bowery Ballroom and featured a performance by Levi’s icon Debbie Harry; fittingly enough, the new denim plays off the Levi’s 505, a classic silhouette beloved by rockers like the Ramones in the 60s and 70s — heck, it’s even the jean you see on the cover of the Rolling Stones’ seminal album Sticky Fingers. Levi’s 505™C nods to that heritage yet offers up a different take, featuring a customized slim fit and a variety of washes. The brand calls it “the 70s rock jean cut for today,” and it’s tough to argue with that statement.The 505 has a heritage all its own — it took off in popularity at a time when the brand’s San Francisco roots coexisted alongside the Summer of Love and West Coast counterculture. Karyn Hilman, the brand’s chief product officer, noted in a release that the 505 in particular “rose to fame during an era of unrivaled creativity in art and music,” yet she said Levi’s 505™C is a “modern and slimmer take on this classic.” That’s music to the ears of today’s denim-loving, rock-obsessed, festival-going crowd.The Levi’s 505™C is slim-straight style featuring a slight hint of stretch — that’s certainly technology that wasn’t around in punk rock’s heyday. It’s available in a range of washes suitable for every taste, from the faded black Dee Dee wash to the stonewashed Tommy to the classic dark blue Elvis, all featuring a nicely tailored fit that works just about any day of the week.Available for both men and women, the jean manages to feel both current and retro at the same time. For budding music fans, seasoned show goers and menswear aficionados alike, it’s great news.The jeans should perform admirably at your next concert alongside a slim-fit T-shirt and a pair of sturdy chukka boots, and a pair like the classic dark blue Elvis could even add a bit of rocker edge to a lightweight blazer this summer.Of course, there might be no better match for the Levi’s 505™C than classic white sneakers, a cold beer and a front-row, standing-room view for some rock music — loud rock music. Throw on your Levi’s, plug in and jam away — it’s how they’re meant to be worn. How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected What Is the Best Jean Style for You? Editors’ Recommendations The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style last_img read more

first_imgzoom Jan De Nul Group awarded Tree C Technology B.V. a contract for the development and delivery of a Fall Pipe Vessel Simulator for its headquarters in Capellen in Luxembourg.The simulator will be used for personnel training of the Jan De Nul Group’s fall pipe vessel Joseph Plateau and its sister vessel Simon Stevin. With a rock carrying capacity of 31,500 tonnes, these fall pipe rock dumping vessels are the largest of their kind in the world and two of the few vessels equipped for rock dumping in water depths of 2,000m.The FPV (fall pipe vessel) simulator is designed for interactive training of FPV operators in the most realistic conditions. It provides training facilities for a wide range of operators and skills including the Fall Pipe operator, Surveyor, Operations’ superintendent and the Ship’s electrician. All the corresponding monitoring and control functions are operated from dedicated consoles equal to the ones on board. To this end Tree C will source the equipment from the same original manufacturers, Ingeteam (ES) and Seatools (NL).The first part of the project will focus on the actual production process, i.e. control by the FP operator of the stones’ flow and control of the fall pipe and fall pipe ROV position. The second part includes the building up and breaking up processes of the fall pipe, i.e. managing the pipe storage area and inserting or removing successive pipe pieces to build up or break up the desired fall pipe assembly.In future the facility can be further extended to a full mission simulator, including the Work Class ROV operator and DP operator tasks. They will be working and interacting within a common simulation environment that will consider and recreate all real-life interactions between the different systems that are manipulated.“This contract highlights a year in which Tree C celebrates being 20 years in service and proves our solid reputation in the offshore equipment simulation market.” said Gerard Weder, CEO of Tree C Technology B.V., and he continues: “We value Jan De Nul Group highly for their professional and detailed preparation of this high grade project which is proof of the fact that simulation, read training of their personnel, is taken very seriously”. The simulator is scheduled for turnkey delivery in August 2015.Tree C Technology B.V., April 9, 2014; Image: Jan De Nullast_img read more

first_imgUne ligne d’information sans frais sur le virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain) a été établie pour la province. Les heures d’ouverture seront de 8 h 30 à 20 h 30 chaque jour. Le numéro de la ligne sans frais en Nouvelle-Écosse est le 1-888-451-4222. La ligne sans frais permettra aux Néo-Écossais d’obtenir les renseignements dont ils ont besoin pour prendre des décisions au sujet de leurs propres soins de santé. Cette ligne sans frais est une autre façon de tenir les gens au courant de la situation relative au virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain). La prévention est la meilleure façon d’éviter les maladies. Lavez-vous les mains souvent, couvrez votre bouche avec votre manche lorsque vous toussez et éloignez-vous des endroits publics si vous êtes malade. Consultez le pour obtenir plus d’information sur le virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain) en Nouvelle-Écosse.last_img read more

first_img -30- Trunk 3 at the Head of St. Margarets Bay was closed Tuesday morning because of concerns about a bridge. It was reopened at 5 p.m. after repairs. Around 20 roads remain closed, but waters are receding and it is hoped more roads will reopen today. Nova Scotians are asked to continue to monitor traffic advisories. Nova Scotia Power reports that water levels and flow rates in NSP hydro systems are stabilizing. Levels at the Vaughn Lake Dam fell slightly overnight, with greater reductions upstream. NSP says water levels may not peak until a couple of days after the rainfall has ended. NSP crews will remain on site at all dams until water levels return to normal. Data about water levels at Environment Canada monitoring stations can be found at . There is no rain forecast today in affected western areas and Environment Canada reports that little rain is expected for the remainder of the week in the region. Total rainfall has amounted to between 140 mm at Kentville and the Halifax airport to 215 mm in the Quinan and Argyle areas to possibly as high as 250 mm between Kejimkujik National Park and Yarmouth. States of local emergency continue in parts of Argyle, Barrington, and Yarmouth to facilitate any needed evacuations, although at this time none are planned. Fewer residences than expected have taken part in voluntary evacuations. About 70 evacuations have taken place in Quinan, for bridge washouts, downstream of the Vaughn and Carleton dams in Yarmouth County, and in Barrington. Other residents in the areas have been warned of the risks but have decided to stay. Provincial government departments continue to assess their areas of responsibility to ensure the needs of Nova Scotians are being met in areas such as information on public safety and well water. The Department of Agriculture is looking at issues surrounding stranded farm animals and making plans to provide support as needed to farmers along the Annapolis River and the St. Mary’s River and in Quinan, where there is a fox farm. As a safety precaution, the Department of Natural Resources is closing trails on the abandoned rail corridor in the province’s seven western counties: Lunenburg; Queens; Shelburne; Yarmouth; Digby; Annapolis; and Kings. Because of the significant amount of rainfall in the past few days, bridges, culverts and the corridor are in danger of structural damage. Premier Darrell Dexter is visiting southwest Nova Scotia today, Nov. 10, for a first-hand look at the flood damage. The premier will get an aerial view of rivers and flooded areas. He will also visit emergency operations centers in Yarmouth and Argyle, and will speak with community leaders. The most significant change in the flood situation was the loss of a bridge last night on Trunk 3 on the Tusket River. Traffic must detour onto Highway 103 for three or four kilometres before getting back on Trunk 3. The weather and flooding situation has remained stable, with low rainfall, some receding water in key rivers and no new evacuations ordered. A few more families were evacuated from the Raynardton area of Yarmouth County Tuesday, where possible flooding from the Vaughn Lake Dam, also called the Tusket Falls Main Dam, remains a concern. Four families who left their homes Sunday with concerns about the Carleton dam will be allowed to return to their homes today. Updated information this morning included: last_img read more

first_imgSome of Nova Scotia’s best woodland managers were honoured today, July 8, as 2013 Woodland Owners of the Year. Every year, woodland owners are nominated to recognize innovative steps to build a sustainable forest industry that supports communities through conservation and economic activity. “I want to extend my congratulations to Georgie and Helen Uhlman, Karl and Faye Crawford, and Henry and Elaine Van Berkel on being honoured this year, and to all woodland owners across the province for all they have done to share their love of forests with all Nova Scotians,” said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker. From Caledonia, Queens Co., the Uhlmans are the 2013 Provincial, and Western Region, Woodland Owners of the Year. A former heavy equipment operator, Georgie maintains their 52-hectare (128 acre) woodland using only horses. Much of their harvest is for furnace wood, although they sell hemlock, spruce and pine logs to a local sawmill. The Uhlmans estimate that more than 70 per cent of their woodland is used for recreation such as sleigh rides, barbecues and horseback rides. Georgie participates in Natural Resources educational programs and stresses that anyone who spends time in the woods should have proper safety training. The Van Berkels, who live near Ashdale, Antigonish Co., are the Eastern Region Woodland Owners of the Year. Their 130-hectare (320 acre) property yields up to 130 cords of softwood, 10 cords of hardwood and about 650 Christmas trees each year. They also maintain a habitat for eagles, waterfowl, mammals and fish. They have employed more than 260 seasonal workers over the years and provided youth and community groups with valuable knowledge about forestry. The Crawfords, from Scotsburn, Pictou Co., were named the Central Region winners. They bought their 185-hectare (about 460 acres) property in 1979, which includes a 250-year-old home with original wooden beams. Karl began buy selling Christmas trees and got involved in harvesting after getting enquiries about supplying log cabin wood. The Crawfords also have trails many use for recreational activities such as hiking and cross-country skiing. The Department of Natural Resources has presented the Woodland Owner of the Year Award since 1990. Staff evaluate nominations for regional winners and the provincial winner is selected by a committee of foresters, wildlife specialists, industry representatives, previous winners, and environmental or forestry undergraduate students. Nova Scotia residents who own 20 to 800 hectares of woodland in the province are eligible for the awards. Nominations are accepted at Natural Resources offices until April 15 each year. More information is available on the department’s website. FOR BROADCAST USE Georgie and Helen Uhlman from Caledonia, Queens County have been named the 2013 western region and Provincial Woodland Owners of the Year. A former heavy equipment operator, Georgie maintains his 52-hectare woodland using only horses. Henry and Elaine Van Berkel, who live near Ashdale, Antigonish County, are the eastern region Woodland Owners of the Year and Karl and Faye Crawford, of Scotsburn, Pictou County, took central region honours. Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker extends congratulations to the award recipients and thanks all woodland owners for sharing their love of forests with all Nova Scotians. -30-last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear on August 27 the pleas of news portal ‘The Wire’ and its scribes in a criminal defamation case filed against them by Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, for allegedly writing a defamatory article.The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah where senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioners, said there were two cases — one criminal defamation and other a civil suit of Rs 100 crore filed by Jay Shah. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Sibal said in the criminal case, the Gujarat High Court had refused to quash the defamation complaint after which the petitioners have moved the top court. He said in a separate civil suit, the high court had restored a gag order against the news portal debarring it from publishing any article related to businesses of Jay Shah. Sibal said proceedings in the criminal case were earlier stayed by the apex court and in the civil suit, written statements of the parties have been filed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe said both these matters were required to be heard at length by the apex court. Jay Shah has filed a criminal defamation complaint against the portal and its journalists, including Rohini Singh, who had authored the news story. The complaint was filed against Rohini Singh, founding editors of the news portal Siddharth Varadarajan, Siddharth Bhatia and M K Venu, managing editor Monobina Gupta, public editor Pamela Philipose as also the Foundation for Independent Journalism, which publishes ‘The Wire’. Jay Shah had moved the lower court alleging defamation by the petitioners after the article claimed that his company’s turnover grew exponentially after the BJP-led government came to power at the Centre in 2014. He has rejected all the charges made in the article, insisting that the story was “false, derogatory and defamatory”. The news portal had earlier told the top court that the article contained details from records which were in “public domain electronically”. During the hearing on Friday, the bench asked Sibal about the order passed by the lower court as well as the high court in the matter. “What is the stage of trial (in the criminal defamation complaint),” the bench asked Sibal. Sibal said that criminal proceeding was earlier stayed by the apex court. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared for Jay Shah, said that the matters should be posted for hearing. The bench, after hearing the submissions, said it would hear these matters on August 27. In September last year, Jay Shah had urged the apex court to lift the stay on the Gujarat trial court proceedings on the criminal defamation complaint filed by him. His counsel had claimed in the top court that there was sufficient material to proceed against the news portal and its scribes and the judicial process should not be stalled. In April last year, the apex court had said that “there cannot be gagging of the press” and asked Jay Shah and the news portal to settle the civil defamation suit. The high court, in February last year, had allowed the appeal filed by Jay Shah against a lower court order, which had partly lifted the injunction against the news portal while restraining it from linking the article to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.last_img read more

20 June 2008The United Nations and the Lebanese Government will be seeking $445 million to rebuild the devastated Nahr El-Bared Palestinian refugee camp during an international donor conference to be held in Vienna on Monday. The camp, situated in northern Lebanon, was the scene of heavy fighting from May to September 2007 between the national army and Fatah el-Islam gunmen. The violence left 30,000 Palestinian refugees and Lebanese homeless. Matthias Burchard of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) told reporters in Geneva that 70 countries and international organizations had been invited to the conference, which is being hosted by Austria in cooperation with Lebanon, the European Commission and the Arab League. The reconstruction of the Nahr El-Bared camp represents the largest undertaking in UNRWA’s history, and will require the building of a new town with houses, schools, health centres, mosques and other community facilities, as well as a UN compound and associated infrastructure, he noted. In a related development, Mr. Burchard said UNRWA will be launching a 10-week summer programme for 250,000 children and youth in the Gaza Strip tomorrow. The agency and its partners will be providing a range of activities in over 300 locations, including educational programmes, sports, gymnastics and arts and crafts. read more

27 August 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, a United States national who was freed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on humanitarian grounds during a visit to Pyongyang by former US President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Carter reportedly secured the release yesterday of Mr. Gomes, a 31-year-old American who has been in the DPRK’s custody since January after being arrested for entering the country illegally, and who was sentenced in April to eight years of hard labour and a fine of $700,000.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General appreciated the decision of the DPRK to release Mr. Gomes on humanitarian considerations, and commended Mr. Carter for his humanitarian mission. Mr. Ban is also encouraging emergency humanitarian assistance to DPRK, which has been affected by recent flooding.Heavy downpours last week swelled the Yalu River, which forms part of the border between DPRK and China, sending water spilling over its banks on both sides. The floods have reportedly washed away homes, roads, railways and farmland and caused an unspecified number of deaths. The Secretary-General “has been closely following with concern on the flood situation in the DPRK and its possible impact on the already vulnerable humanitarian situation there and the funding gaps faced by the UN Humanitarian Country Team,” said the statement. read more

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press Posted Mar 23, 2015 10:03 pm MDT CDC reports 11.4 million fewer uninsured since 2010, when Obama signed health overhaul WASHINGTON – The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Although that still would leave about 37 million people uninsured, it’s the lowest level measured in more than 15 years.The most dramatic change took place in comparing 2013 with the first nine months of 2014. As the health care law’s major coverage expansion was taking effect, the number of uninsured people fell by 7.6 million over that time.That’s “much bigger than can possibly be explained by the economy,” said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. “The vast majority has to be due to the Affordable Care Act.”Monday was the law’s fifth anniversary, and supporters and detractors again clashed over its impact.Obama says the law in many ways is “working even better than anticipated.”House Speaker John Boehner says it amounts to a “legacy of broken promises.”The health care law offers subsidized private coverage to people who don’t have access to it on the job, as well as an expanded version of Medicaid geared to low-income adults, in states accepting it.The White House says 16 million people have gained health insurance, a considerably higher estimate than Tuesday’s report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The White House includes results from the law’s second signup season, stretching into this year.The CDC reports compared the first nine months of 2014 with annual statistics going back as far as 1997, from the National Health Interview Survey. Among the highlights:— The number of uninsured dropped from 48.6 million in 2010 to 37.2 million for the period from Jan.-Sept. last year. That amounted to 11.4 million fewer uninsured since the signing of the health care law.— In 2014, about 27 million people said they had been without coverage for more than a year.— Some 6.8 million people were covered through the health care law’s new insurance markets during July-Sept. of 2014.— The most significant coverage gains last year came among adults ages 18-64. Nearly 40 million were uninsured in 2013. But that dropped to 32.6 million in the first nine months of 2014.— States that moved forward with the law’s Medicaid expansion saw a bigger decline in the share of their residents uninsured.The main question hanging over the law now is a Supreme Court case in which opponents argue that its subsidies are illegal in most states. They contend that the exact wording of the law only allows subsidized coverage in states that have set up their own insurance markets. Most have not done so, relying instead on the federal administration counters that the context of the law makes it clear the purpose was to expand coverage in every state. A decision is expected to be announced by late June. FILE – In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A couple of government reports say the number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Photos by Dusty Butler Emery swim hosted its annual senior night on Thursday in a meet against Gunnison and Richfield.The following seniors were honored: Sydney Terwilleger, Abigail Olsen, Makyan Nielson, Hannah Morris, Deegan Minchey, Gage Jensen, Keldan Guymon, Parker Stilson, Alexis Johansen, Levi Olsen, Elijah Beagley, Jonathan Seely, BriAnne Bass and Jace Collard.The boys’ 200 medley relay team won the first contest for Emery. Kaelee Hooley won the 200 free in the next event for the Spartans.Sydney Terwilleger finished on top in the 100 fly and 100 back, Angellena Migliori took first in the 100 breast while Alejandra Garcia took first in the 500 free. Both boys’ and girls’ 200 free relay teams went on to win their respective events.Keldan Guymon won the 50 free and 100 fly. Deagan Minchey had a first place finish in the 100 free while Gage Jensen took the 100 breast.There were many other Spartan swimmers that had good times, finishing in the top three of several events. The Spartans swept the competition with top finishes in both the girls’ and boys’ team rankings at the conclusion of all 22 events.Emery will have one more meet before region next week. They will head to Price on the Saturday to take on Grand and Carbon in the Last Chance Invite. read more

The artistic salute to Brock University’s 50th anniversary will be on display in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre lobby until Sept. 28An exhibit of photographs and artifacts honouring the University’s 50th anniversary is on display this week in the lobby of Brock’s Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.Assembled by the City of St. Catharines, the exhibit Brock & St. Catharines: 50 Years of Partnerships uses artwork, photos and other items to explore the relationship between the City and Brock.The exhibit will remain in the theatre lobby until Sept. 28, before moving to the Burgoyne Room at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, where it will be on display until spring 2015.The exhibit includes historic images from the 1960s, when Brock University was founded.

first_imgSO TODAY IS Blue Monday, one of the most depressing days of the year. Allegedly.According to scientists, Blue Monday is not actually a real ‘thing’. However, the day falls on the last full week of January every year (though some sources claimed it was January 6 this year), whether we like it or not.While you’re probably as down in the dumps as an average weekday, Mondays are grim at the best of times. Here are a few uplifting moments to give you a boost.1. This little kid who got surgery with his stuffed wolfA problem shared is a problem halved. Source: ImgurThe photo came with this caption:Meet 9-year-old Joshua. He recently had to go in for surgery and was so nervous that he brought along his stuffed wolf. The wolf had a tear in its leg, so Joshua asked if his doctor could do a wolf surgery too. His parents said ‘no.’ But when they walked into the recovery room to see their son, they discovered the little wolf laying next to him; this time, with a surgical mask, a little cast, and surgical quality sutures in his leg. We think the entire surgical staff deserves some serious respect and love for this act of kindness.2. When these little girls gave their soccer team the best name EVER Source: The Poke3. An adorable childhood reunionReuniting lost loves, the Teddy Bear lost and found provides an invaluable (and adorable) service worldwide.Here’s Tommy bear, who was lost at Odyssey Belfast, reunited with his ecstatic owner. Source: Lost Teddy Bear4. When this cop stopped to play catch with a lonely kidThe Rosenberg Police Department shared a dash-cam video on their Facebook page of one of their officers stopping his car to play catch with a lone kid, with the description:While a 2 minute game of football might not mean anything, to some it could mean everything! The kid later said that he now wants to be a football player or police officer. Ah here.5. This marine nursing some baby rabbits back to health Source: Imgur6. When this little girl used her Hello Kitty slippers to give her strength Source: Imgur7. The moment these twins were caught bonding on the baby monitorMildly scary, but very cute. Source: Imgur8. EVERYTHING about BatkidMaria Kong of the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation have just confirmed that they picked up the city of San Francisco’s $105,000 tab that allowed 5-year-old leukemia sufferer Miles Scott to become Batman for the day. Source: Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area9. When Xander the service dog comforted victims of violence and abuse, despite being blindXander was taken in by a shelter in Oregon last January but was quickly adopted by Rodney Beedy who had him certified as a service dog. Source: Meet Xander on Facebook Source: Meet Xander on Facebook10. Pheobe’s loving memory11. The reactions when this guy who randomly paid for people’s groceries Source: LAHWF Source: ImgurParody video sees puppets take the mickey out of Commander Hadfield>People are losing their minds at the prospect of Garth Brooks coming to Ireland>last_img read more

first_imgIf the launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors has spurred you on to build a new system, then you can certainly build a beast of a machine pairing a 3770K chip with Nvidia’s new GTX 690 and a fast SSD. But what about RAM?The fastest you can get today is quad channel DDR3 modules running at speeds of up to 2133MT/s (megatransfers per second). Of course, that’s set to become redundant as soon as DDR4 modules appear on the market, and that day is drawing ever closer.Micron announced this week it has a working DDR4 module, and it promises to help push your system performance that little bit further while saving on that all important battery life for laptops. The memory module uses Micron’s 30nm manufacturing process and will ship at speeds no less than 2400MT/s. To put that in context, a typical DDR3 module runs at anywhere between 800-2133MT/s, with only performance modules getting you near the top end of that limit. 2400MT/s is the bottom ends for DDR4, with the JEDEC spec allowing for 3200MT/s.The other benefit DDR4 brings is a lower voltage (1.05-1.2V instead of the 1.2-1.5V of DDR3) and lower overall power use (40% saving) due to the move to a 30nm process. Multiple channels (dual, triple, quad) have also been dropped in favor of point-to-point, which connects each memory controller channel to a single module.There’s still a while to go before DDR4 memory ships, though. Micron is hoping to send out samples in the fourth quarter of 2012 and then start shipping the modules at some point next year. It will also require motherboard manufacturers to start supporting the new memory, which in turns means enthusiasts having to pay out for a new board and memory.Micron isn’t the first to announce a working DDR4 module. Samsung beat them by over a year, and is now working with JEDEC to help standardize the tech.Read more at Micron, via Engadgetlast_img read more

first_imgMed schools ‘conscious of distress’ experienced by families of infants whose remains were sent to universities Some 474 unclaimed infant remains were transferred from mother and baby homes to universities from 1940 to 1965. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 10th 2017, 6:54 PM Image: Shutterstock/aquatti Share Tweet Email Friday 10 Mar 2017, 6:54 PM 14,539 Views THE ORGANISATION REPRESENTING the anatomy departments of Irish medical schools has commented on the remains of hundreds of “unclaimed infants” previously being used by the facilities for study pruposes.Yesterday, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone told the Dáil:“We must accept that between 1940 and 1965 a recorded 474 so-called unclaimed infant remains were transferred from mother and baby homes to medical schools in Irish universities.”The Anatomical Committee of the Irish Medical Schools (ACIMS) said it is “very conscious of the distress experienced by the families involved”.In a statement to, the ACIMS said: “We have always attempted to the utmost of our ability to assist any individuals or families who have made enquiries about the transfer of family members’ remains.“All Irish anatomy departments gave full cooperation to the government’s Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters since it was first established. Helplines were established and all queries thoroughly investigated.“During the first half of the 20th century, the practice of transferring remains from institutional settings to anatomy departments was in accordance with the Anatomy Act (1832).The purpose was for the study of anatomy; the study of the structure of the human body. The receipt of all human remains was then reported to the Inspector of Anatomy and the Department of Health. We can confirm that infant remains from that time were interred in local cemeteries and in Glasnevin Cemetery.“By today’s standards this practice of those former years would be unacceptable. Since the late 1960s donations to the anatomy departments have been made with fully informed consent and family support and approval are essential,” the statement said.InquiryThis morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke, Zappone said that she was looking at ways to ”provide victims with a public forum for which to speak their truths”.“Is it enough to have a legal process of commission of investigation?“It’s very important we have that, but in other countries, when they try to move from what are considered to be repressive regimes into a new era, they know that there may be other ways in which there are opportunities for people to tell their truth, to remember what happened.[An example would be] a national remembrance day and perhaps the State ought to acquire some of the properties of where unmarried mothers were effectively put in against their will, and to use them in other ways.She acknowledged the requests for the mother and baby home inquiry to be expanded to include all institutions (currently it includes 14) but made no commitment to implementing them.The Coalition of Mother and Baby Home Survivors said they “strongly recommended” that the inquiry should extend its use of the sampling method already in place.The priority at this time has to be including all living survivors while there is still time before our ageing community passes away. The survivor community have been proactively presenting workable solutions for the inquiry from before it even began.The interim report into the mother and baby homes will be published by the end of this month.Anatomy departmentsBelow is contact information for anatomy departments, for anyone who wishes to contact them about the transferred remains of deceased family members:University College Dublin: 01 716 6617RCSI: 01 402 2260 or anatomy@rcsi.ieTrinity College Dublin: 01 896 4577 or anatomy@tcd.ieNUI Galway: 091 49 3361 pressoffice@nuigalway.ieUniversity College Cork: anatomy@ucc.ieWith reporting by Órla RyanRead: John Halligan wants gardaí to interview surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial siteRead: ‘She sent my child away, I never saw him again’: Mother tells how nun told her to ‘forget’ about child 27 Comments Image: Shutterstock/aquatti By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

first_imgJailbreak iOS 6 : Pas d’untethered mais deux dates pour la JailbreakConAlors qu’un jailbreak partiel – particulièrement bien adapté aux iPhone 3GS et aux iPhone 4 – a été dévoilé le 12 novembre dernier, aucun jailbreak untethered iOS 6 n’est pour l’instant sorti pour l’iPhone 5. Les hackers ne désespèrent pas et annoncent même les dates de la prochaine conférence sur le jailbreack, la JailbreakCon.Voilà plusieurs mois que les utilisateurs d’iPhone 4S et d’iPhone 5 attendent la version complète du jailbreak iOS 6. Et ils devront certainement encore patienter un moment, car les hackers semblent avoir du mal à débloquer ce système d’exploitation complexe. À lire aussile Jailbreak iOS illégal sur les tablettes aux États-UnisL’iOS 6 s’avère difficile à pirater mais la tâche n’est pas impossible, comme le laissaient entendre les rumeurs. Pour en venir à bout, les plus célèbres hackers se rassembleront d’ailleurs à la conférence sur le jailbreak, la JailbreakCon, le 23 et 24 août prochain, à New York. L’événement leur permettra de mettre leurs idées en commun et d’échanger sur les techniques à travailler afin de totalement débloquer l’iOS 6. Peut-être verra-t-on apparaître un jailbreak untethered iOS 6 pour iPhone 4S et iPhone 5 durant les premiers mois de 2013, puis un jailbreak untethered pour l’ensemble des iDevice tournant sous iOS 6 au cours de la JailbreakCon. Rien n’est sûr et des utilisateurs d’Apple se plaignent déjà de devoir attendre aussi longtemps. Il n’y a de toute façon que cela à faire. Pour l’instant seuls des logiciels malveillants, tels que RedPoison, sont sortis en se faisant passer pour ce fameux et très attendu jailbreak iOS 6.  Le 1 décembre 2012 à 17:27 • Amandine Demangelast_img read more

first_img One of the best parts of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the naval battles. This aspect is so good that Ubisoft decided to make an entire game out of it: Skull & Bones. During this year’s E3, I had a chance to play the pirate simulator for myself. In that brief time, I engaged in battles against AI and other players, looted booty, and boarded ships. It was actually a lot more fun than I expected.Skull & Bones takes place on the Indian Ocean during the last days of the age of piracy. You control a ship and engage in all manner of pirate activities in the South Pacific Ocean. You must contend with fleets of AI-controlled ships who represent the colonial powers of the time as well as other pirates and marauders. Since this is a multiplayer title, you must also either team up or go against other players. Players can choose to play solo if they wish, but the game is really made for multiplayer. As such, I teamed up with another player. This was a wise choice considering how hectic things became during my time with the game.To start the 20-minute long demo, I first had to choose a ship. Two vessels were fast and maneuverable, while the other was massive and lumbering. Though tempted by the giant galleon and its wide assortment of cannons, I went with a medium-sized ship. The one I chose was excellent for ramming and attack with the side cannons. I’m going to assume the final game will have a greater number of ships to choose from. But for the purposes of the demo, the small ship selection worked.My mission was to lure an enemy pirate ship out by destroying or capturing ships carrying ivory. While these merchant ships were plentiful, getting to them was far from easy. The major obstacle before me were the ships from British, Portuguese, and Ottoman empires. The other challenge was wind direction. Unlike Black Flag, you need to carefully watch which way the winds come from. You won’t get anywhere going headfirst into oncoming wind. I had to find another route to the ivory ship because the winds prevented me from proceeding. Accounting for wind direction became frustrating at times, but it does add an element of strategy to the gameplay.It’s no surprise that combat is nearly identical to the naval battles from Black Flag. You can strike with forward-facing cannons and cannons on either side of the ship. There’s no definitive way to attack foes, but I found it best to destroy their sails before bombarding the ship’s body. Once you weaken an enemy ship, you can board it and take its loot. This mechanic is just a cutscene, which is disappointing. Between skirmishes, you can repair your ship. This is important considering how much damage you’ll take during battle. Overall, combat is simple to learn but difficult to master.While combat is easy to grasp, the same isn’t true for the rest of the game. There’s a lot of stuff happening in the UI, and I can’t say I understood half of it. These elements disappear when you go into the crow’s nest, which I found extremely strange (and disorientating). I hope the full game cleans up some of the UI clutter. There’s already a lot happening on screening without having to deal with so much info thrown in your face.The sea is vast and you can’t always see everything from your position behind the wheel of the ship. To locate objectives, you can press a button to see the world from the crow’s nest. From there, you’ll get a better sense of where you need to go and what possible dangers await. The crow’s nest is an essential part of the game, and one must get used to using it at every possible opportunity. Constantly going back and forth between controlling the ship and using the crow’s nest kills the flow a little, but it helps keep you on track.The crow’s nest also gives you a chance to better appreciate the game’s graphics. This is easily one of the best looking titles I played at E3. Everything has such an organic and natural look to it. The lighting goes a long way to making the world feel believable. I love the way the sun illuminated ships and the oceans they ride on. During combat, you can see debris flying off ships stuck by cannonball fire and see water splashing around the deck. It’s absolutely stunning to look at.Though I had fun during the demo, I am concerned about Skull & Bones‘ longevity. While there’s nothing technically wrong with the game, it doesn’t feel like it has a lot of depth. It’s all very surface level. Multiplayer games live or die on their longevity, and I’m not entirely convinced this one has a long shelf-life. With that said, I am not privy to Ubisoft’s long-term plans. If their other multiplayer titles are anything to go by, Skull & Bones will end up having a huge and dedicated player base. But at the moment, I’m having difficulty seeing how the game will hold up in the long term.Questions about its lifespan aside, I did thoroughly enjoy my time with Skull & Bones. I suppose I should, given my love for the naval battles of Black Flag. The game won’t release until 2019, so there is plenty of time for Ubisoft to fine-tune things and make the title as strong as possible. Even if that isn’t the case at launch, I’m sure future updates will address any issues users have. Either way, I think this is a game to keep an eye on, even if you aren’t particularly interested at the moment. It certainly has the potential of becoming the next Ghost Recon: Wildlands, For Honor, or Rainbow Six: Siege.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, and Dead Luigi Join Smash Bros. UltimateAn Interview with Jump Force Producer Koji Nakajima Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgNonprofit Consumer Advocacy for Smoke-free Alternatives Association: http://www.casaa.orgU.S.Food and Drug Administration information on electronic cigarettes: help in Washington: or call 800-QUIT-NOWA cigarette with nicotine, sans tobacco. A cigarette that emits vapor, not smoke. A cigarette that uses a battery, not a lighter.They’re not just cigarettes, they’re electronic cigarettes, and they’re gaining popularity.But is “vaping” any less harmful than smoking? That depends on who you ask.Public health officials argue the long-term effects of the unregulated products are unknown and require more research.“It’s probably a lesser amount of the toxic substances, but the research just isn’t there to support it, and we would never say it’s a safe product,” said Theresa Cross, health educator for Clark County’s chronic disease prevention program.Electronic cigarette advocates counter that the product’s vapor is far less hazardous to one’s health than tobacco cigarette smoke and a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.“I would still be smoking if the (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and all these so-called public health groups had succeeded in banning electronic cigarettes,” said Gregory Conley, volunteer legislative director for the nonprofit Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association and an e-cigarette user.Electronic cigarettes — also called e-cigarettes or personal vaporizers — are battery-operated devices. Some look like traditional cigarettes or cigars; others look like pens or other devices. An electrical coil inside the device warms a replaceable cartridge that is soaked with nicotine. The coil vaporizes the nicotine, which is then inhaled by the user. Flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cherry, mint and tobacco can be added to the cartridge.last_img read more

first_img RelatedPosts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August By comparison, mass table drop enjoyed a slight increase for the quarter to HK$30.39 billion with win up 6.3% to HK$7.27 billion. EGM volume declined 8.7% to HK$16.65 billion although win increased 6.1% to HK$607 million.Galaxy MacauGalaxy’s flagship integrated resort suffered a 4.2% decline in total net revenue to HK$9.53 billion, although reflecting group-wide results the property recorded a slight increase in Adjusted EBITDA to HK$3.24 billion due to good luck in VIP. Rolling chip volume at Galaxy Macau fell 40.0% to HK$125.05 billion with win of HK$5.50 billion.Mass table drop and mass win both enjoyed slight increases to HK$18.12 billion and HK$4.99 billion respectively, while EGM volume fell 15.6% to HK$11.24 billion but saw win increase to HK$512 million thanks to a considerably higher win rate than in the prior year period.StarWorld MacauStarWorld also saw its total net revenues head south with a 9.9% decline to HK$2.76 billion, while Adjusted EBITDA was down 4.5% to HK$943 million.Rolling chip volume fell 32.4% to HK$53.91 billion with VIP win down by a similar margin to HK$1.79 billion.Mass table drop also fell into decline at StarWorld in 2Q19 to HK$8.88 billion although win increased ever so slightly to HK$1.73 billion. EGM volume was the only segment to show growth in volume, up 2.4% to HK$1.97 billion with win of HK$40 million.Broadway and City ClubsAt Broadway, total net revenue increased by 13.7% to HK$147 million while Adjusted EBITDA tripled from HK$2 million to HK$6 million.The mass-focused property saw table drop grow 6.5% to HK$343 million and win by 23.7% to HK$73 million. EGM volume fell from HK$516 million to HK$444 million with EGM win slightly down to HK$11 million.Despite a significant 36.0% fall in rolling chip volume, City Clubs notched an increase in VIP win to HK$35 million on the back of an extraordinarily high 5.0% win rate. Mass table drop and mass table win both increased slightly to HK$3.05 billion and HK$470 million respectively while EGM volume increased 20.4% to HK$3.0 billion with win of HK$44 million.————Commenting on the results, Galaxy Chairman Dr Lui Che Woo said, “The overall market in Macau remains relatively stable despite a decrease in VIP volumes due to increasing regional competition, ongoing trade tensions and a slowing Chinese economy.“We continue to reallocate our resources to the highest and best use and focus on growing the higher margin Mass business. We have continued to make good progress with our previously announced HK$1.5 billion property enhancement program.“We believe these property enhancements will ensure the continuing attractiveness and competitive position of both Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Macau. In the shorter term, some customer disruption will occur but medium term the program will create shareholder value.”Galaxy also announced a 1H19 dividend of HK$0.46 payable on 25 October 2019. 300-seat cap revealed for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner at Galaxy Macau Galaxy Entertainment Group saw its net revenue fall 5.4% year-on-year to HK$13.17 billion in the three months to 30 June 2019, the decline coming on the back of a 37.9% drop in VIP turnover.Group-wide, a high win rate of 4.1% kept the decline in VIP to 24.8% or HK$7.33 billion with Galaxy stating that good luck increased Adjusted EBITDA by around HK$349 million, maintaining stability compared with 2Q18 at HK$4.33 billion. On a normalized basis, Adjusted EBITDA was down 11% year-on-year, up 3% quarter-on-quarter, to HK$4.0 billion. South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Load Morelast_img read more