Fun frizzles after weekend dance party injuries at Edmonton waterpark

first_imgEDMONTON – Three people were taken to hospital after an electronic dance music party at West Edmonton Mall.Emergency medical services were called to the Soundwave event at the mall’s waterpark early Sunday morning.Alberta Health Services (AHS) said one of the injured was in potentially life-threatening condition while the other two were in serious condition when they were taken for treatment.AHS hasn’t said what caused their injuries.The event was billed as the wildest indoor beach party.Six people were sent to hospital last October after a Soundwave party at the mall.last_img read more

Italy launches anticompetition probe against Google

first_imgSan Francisco: Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy’s antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google. The probe was prompted after Italy-based energy company Enel Group complained that Google was not allowing the “Enel X Recharge” app to work with Android Auto — Google’s smart driving companion, The Verge reported on Friday. Usually, the search engine giant allows third-party developers to develop Android Auto-compatible versions of their apps, but only if they offer media or messaging services. Since “Enel X Recharge” is intended to help drivers find charging stations for electric cars, the app does not necessarily require a messaging feature. “Android Auto is designed with safety in mind, to minimise distractions and to ensure apps can be used safely when driving. We are reviewing the complaint and we look forward to working with the authority to resolve their concerns,” the repost quoted a Google spokesperson as saying. In India, earlier in May, the CCI ordered a probe into Google for alleged abuse of its popular Android OS to block rivals. The EU’s antitrust regulators in March fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominance in the online search market by blocking rivals.last_img read more

Longtime HBO CEO exits in wake of ATT acquisition

LOS ANGELES — HBO’s longtime chief executive is leaving the cable channel, less than a year after AT&T acquired HBO’s parent company.In a memo to HBO staffers Thursday, Richard Plepler said it was the right time for him to leave. The memo was obtained by The Associated Press.During Plepler’s tenure with HBO, the premium channel fielded popular and award-winning series including “The Sopranos,” ”Game of Thrones,” ”Girls” and “Big Little Lies” and launched streaming platforms.Last June, a federal judge approved AT&Ts merger with Time Warner, a deal worth more than $80 billion.In his memo, Plepler said his decision came at an “inflection point” in the life of HBO. He said he expected the company to continue to thrive.HBO declined comment on Plepler’s departure or his successor.The Associated Press read more

Trick or Eat volunteers collect nonperishable items on Halloween for food banks

TORONTO – As trick-or-treaters in search of sweets fan out in neighbourhoods across the country on Friday, volunteers in many communities will be going door-to-door to collect non-perishable donations for food banks.This year, participants with Trick Or Eat, a national drive organized for 15 years by the registered charity Meal Exchange, will also urge Canadians to become more aware that long-term solutions are needed to alleviate hunger.“It is imperative that we change the conversation from hunger as a charitable cause to hunger as a systemic and structural problem,” Sarah Archibald, program manager at Meal Exchange, said in a statement. “Ending hunger in the long term will require systemic interventions to build more just and sustainable food systems.”Meal Exchange cites figures from such organizations as the Conference Board of Canada and Food Banks Canada which show that as of 2012 food insecurity affects one in eight households in Canada. More than four million Canadians do not have access to safe, nutritious and affordable food, an increase of 500,000 individuals from 2008. This figure includes 1.15 million food-insecure children.“Although food banks started about three decades ago as a temporary response to a recession, Canadians have grown accustomed to a permanent charitable food network in Canada. Millions donate to food drives in an attempt to help those in need,” added Archibald.“However, the institutionalization of food banks and rising rates of food insecurity indicate that food banks are unable to adequately address the hunger problem at its root.”In 2012, 5,680 participants in 102 communities raised $375,000 worth of food (150,000 meals). They also raised $25,709 online through online donations.Canadians can visit www.trickoreat.ca to find out if there is a door-to-door campaign in their area and gather cans to have ready at the door when volunteers stop by. Or they can make an online donation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trick or Eat volunteers collect non-perishable items on Halloween for food banks by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 29, 2014 1:46 pm MDT read more

Mining talent forecast we must avoid another skills shortage

first_imgMary Murray, a Principal at Pedersen & Partners, based in Canada notes “the past six years have been turbulent for the global economy to say the least, and the mining sector is no exception. Based on the atmosphere at the recent PDAC Convention Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, although the outlook for 2016 is still very uneasy, there is some longer-term optimism for the sector. Numbers were down with 22,000 in attendance, but the overall outlook was more positive than last year, with precious metals and some other commodities starting to rally in price.“Looking back over the last few years, it is easy to see why there has been some apprehension concerning the market. The global recession that began in 2008 sent commodity prices, stock prices, and market caps in the mining sector into a tailspin. The sector responded with restructurings, reductions in production and expenditure cutbacks, and was improving by the second half of 2009. This recovery then continued steadily through to 2012.“The first half of 2012 was marked by increasing optimism that the recovery in the mining sector would continue. Some analysts predicted a banner year for mining M&A, driven by large companies with surplus capital and opportunistic mid-tier companies. Unfortunately, the fiscal cliff in the US and the economic crisis in Europe resulted in fewer financings and less capital raised, and the outlook for the market continued to deteriorate during the second half of 2012. To exacerbate matters, demand for resources and capital from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) did not accelerate as expected. Since 2012 and until recently, prices for base and precious metals have been steadily declining, as have employment rates and career opportunities in mining and exploration companies.“However, when prices eventually recover in the sector, the demand for skilled employees will grow exponentially, and competition for talent will be fierce. The cyclical nature of the mining sector means that there is frequently a gap between supply and demand for talent, which in turn affects the availability of mining-related academic programs. A number of universities closed their mining programs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the impact of this is still being felt today, as the number of fresh graduates with relevant degrees is insufficient to meet even the basic needs of the industry during booms. Moreover, more than 40% of mining sector employees are over 50 years old, with one-third expected to retire by 2022. As the industry recovers, many mining companies will try to tempt back their retirees in order to mentor younger recruits.“Many companies now think that it is relatively easy to find skilled professionals, but the shortage of technical skilled labour is still one of the most pressing concerns in the sector. For example, metallurgists are always hard to source. Many of the university programs that have been cut involved metallurgy and metallurgical engineering, and students do not necessarily choose the subject as a specialisation when it is offered within mining engineering programs. With regard to project management, there are few qualified candidates with experience handling large-scale mining projects, so it is frequently necessary to complete a global search to fill this type of role. There will always be a shortage of skilled technical candidates unless we build more programs to educate them.“There is already a missing generation in the mining sector, with most employees over 50 or under 35. The rather small contingent of Generation Xers [Generation X = born 1964-1980] is largely due to the fact that the mining industry was going through a protracted downturn during the time when most of that group was graduating. The sector is at risk of creating the very same scenario with the youngest Millennials [born 1981-2000] and the following generation failing to find positions in the mining sector.“In the last five to seven years, there has been a growth of interest in mining careers among Millennials, as they see the field as lucrative and highly technical. Unfortunately, while increasing numbers of students are entering and graduating from mining-related engineering and geological programs related to the mining industry, the industry is experiencing a growing dearth of opportunities for summer students and new graduates. The mining industry was rallying well when the current crop of students entered their programs, but as we have seen, the situation has changed drastically over the last four years. With a lack of opportunities in the sector, new graduates are increasingly seeking work in other sectors to make ends meet and entering graduate programs focused on entirely different industries.“Without a strong strategy for employee management, mining companies are facing significant challenges in terms of manpower, including the loss of senior and experienced personnel from the sector, and the prospect of a need to quickly mentor and train the younger talent during the next upturn.“The Mining Industry Human Resources Council report Canadian Engineers for Tomorrow — Trends in Engineering Enrolment and Degrees Awarded 2009-2013” shows that across Canada, mining and minerals engineering programs are the fastest growing engineering disciplines. Enrolment has increased by 56% from fewer than 900 enrolments in 2009 to more than 1,300 in 2013. Essentially, this means that students graduating between 2011-2016 (and probably 2017) are or will be experiencing difficulty in procuring entry-level jobs and internships within the sector.“The mining sector must work hard in a joint effort with academic institutions to address this situation before it leads to another ‘lost generation’ in the industry. According to industry experts, one of the simplest solutions is for larger companies to offer internship programs with numbers maintained throughout the peaks and nadirs of the mining economic cycle. These programs are not costly, and they can provide new graduates with a basic level of experience in the field. This however is an option that is open mostly to larger companies and it’s also clear that students frequently take matters into their own hands by enrolling in graduate programs to try to ride out the low end of a cycle. However, a protracted downturn may mean that they come out with advanced degrees, only to find that entry level positions (for which they may even be overqualified) are still non-existent. This can also backfire on the industry, when large numbers of students opt for MBAs or other programs leading to careers in entirely different industries.“How can the industry avoid another skills shortage when the sector enters into its inevitable recovery and upswing? A concerted effort to address this issue between academic institutions, government bodies, and industry leaders is imperative to iron out the issue of recurrent talent shortages in the mining sector.”last_img read more

Slovenian star David Spiler about Group D Croatia is a paper favorite

← Previous Story Serbs are happy: Manojlovic is fit for the EHF EURO 2012! Next Story → Bartosz Jurecki critizises “Polish phenomen”: “We know our value” Slovenian left back – playmaker, David Spiler, expecting very interesting battles in Vrsac, where Group D will take place:– This is very interesting group. On the paper, Croatia is the favorite, but we are also looking for our chance – said Spiler, who is currently playing in C.O Zagreb.– We will play, game by game. Then we will see, how many points we can take to the Main Round. Everything also would be great dissapointment….At the beginning, Slovenia playing against Norway next Monday. David SpilerSlovenia EHF EURO 2012 read more

Elizabeth Omoregie to play for Slovenia

← Previous Story VIDEO: “Young and crazy” Benoit Kounkoud Next Story → EHF CL: Draw in Szeged! Dibirov miss the fourth win for Vardar Elizabeth Omoregie t One of the leading Slovenian media SIOL.net brought the story about Bulgarian playmaker Elizabeth Omoregie, who is in the process of getting Slovenian citizenship. This means that girl who is member of Slovenian RK Krim Mercator since 2014, will change the national team jersey in the future.The only problem according this source is regulation of International Handball Federation about three-years break from the last appearance for the previous national team. This means that Omoregie has to wait two years more to play for Slovenia.Omoregie was born and raised in Athens, Greece to a Nigerian father and Bulgarian mother. She grew up in Bulgarian city of Pleven.PHOTO: Slavko Kolar read more

SURPRISE IN SPLIT Iceland beat Sweden

Iceland beat Sweden 26:24 (19:11) in the openning match of the Group B at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Split. Spaladium Arena has seen amazing Icelandic squad in the first half led by goalkeeper Gustavsson and left back Gudmundsson (7), heroes of the victory.Iceland had 22:12 in 42nd minute, when their rhytm began to get down, but it was enough to keep advantage…Sweden: Jim Gottfridsson 6, Simon Jeppsson 4, Mattias Zachrisson 3, Lukas Nilsson 3, Jerry Tollbring 2, Albin Lagergren 2, Jesper Nielsen 2, Niclas Ekberg 1, Johan Jakobsson 1Iceland: Olafur Gudmundsson 7, Runar Karason 5, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson 5, Arnor Gunnarsson 5, Aron Palmarsson 3, Janus Smarason 1 ← Previous Story HANDBALL-PLANET PREDICTION: Denmark and Germany for the gold! Next Story → Belarus win opener against Austria in Porec read more

11 smells that are inexplicably delicious

first_imgTHERE’S BIG MONEY in fragrance these days, and everyone and their mother seems to be bringing out perfumes.It’s hard to stand out, but new company Commodity are doing just that with scents based on everyday things.Want to smell like whiskey?  No problem.  Gin?  That’s there too.  Or perhaps wool is your scent of choice?It all seems a little strange, until you stop to consider the fact that there are lots of things that aren’t really meant to smell nice that people often find absolutely delicious.Here are eleven smells which are inexplicable delicious.Library booksThere is something about smell you get as you turn the pages of an old library book which is just delicious.  Maybe it’s that it conjures up old memories, but it’s certainly a favourite for many.Flickr/CCAC North LibraryPetrolNothing like the smell of you get on the forecourt of a petrol station.Flickr/Images_of_Money/Creative CommonsWarm paper from a photocopierPossibly the only bonus from standing at a photocopier for ages.Flickr/quinn.anya/Creative CommonsDettolFor some people, it’s the smell of home.top-sale.nlHot tar on a roadYou get it if they’re repaving a street near you, or on an especially sunny day. ShutterstockPermanent markerEspecially if it’s a fresh one.  Delish.ShutterstockPipe smokeSweet and distinctive, you don’t get it very much anymore.Flickr/Keith Williamson/Creative CommonsWood varnishIt’s the scent of odd jobs at home on a Summer’s day.ShutterstockGarlic on your fingertips after cookingYou’re not meant to like this, but if you find yourself surreptitiously smelling your fingers at work the day after cooking a garlicky feast, you are not alone.Freshly sweaty skinWe’re not talking stale B.O. here, we mean that hot salty smell you get after exercising.ShutterstockIndia rubberWe’re talking about the smell you get just after rubbing some pencil out.Flickr/Hometown Beauty/Creative CommonsNot all of these will be everyone’s bag, in fact a lot of them are divisive.  What are your favourite smells?What would all of 2012’s perfumes in one bottle smell like?>Want to smell like Pizza Hut? What about Supermacs or Zaytoon?>last_img read more

10 Disney Movies to Watch One More Time Before Theyre Gone from

first_imgIn the past year, Netflix has become the best streaming service for Disney fans. Thanks to a massive deal between the two companies, Netflix became the streaming home for almost every new Disney movie to come out since late 2016. That’s all going to end in a couple of years. Disney announced that it will end its agreement with Netflix in 2019. After that, the company will launch its own streaming service where its content will live. So yes, if you like Disney movies, there will be yet another service you’ll have to subscribe to. If this keeps up, it’ll be like paying for cable TV all over again.By our estimation, you have about a year and a half to watch all the Disney movies on Netflix one more time before you have to pay extra for them. That’s a lot of great movies that are about to disappear from the service. Here are 10 that you absolutely must watch before they go away. (Note: I’m not including Marvel or Star Wars movies because if you’re reading Geek.com, those go without saying. Chances are you don’t need any encouragement to watch Rogue One or Captain America: Civil War.)(Via Disney)Finding DoryOne of the best Pixar movies to come out in recent years, Finding Dory may even be better than the original Finding Nemo. Ellen Degeneres returns as the forgetful Dory 13 years after the original movie’s release. This time, Dory is the one who gets lost as she searches for her family. Her quest leads her to California, where she is captured and put in a Marine Life Institute. There, she finds old friends who help direct her to where she used to live, and makes a new one in the form of a surly octopus. But she has to find her parents quickly before the Marine Life institute sends her to an aquarium in Cleveland. Finding Dory is hilarious all the way through, beautifully animated and has a greater emotional depth than its predecessor. Add this one to the list of Pixar movies that will make you cry.(Via Disney)The Mighty DucksIt’s still one of the best sports movies ever made. Why? Even if you don’t care about hockey at all, there’s a good chance you like this movie. Rocky may have won an Oscar, but I’ve spent so many more Sunday afternoons watching The Mighty Ducks. Emilio Estevez plays the reforming selfish lawyer role well. Even at his most dickish he’s still likable in this movie. The kids also have great chemistry together, making them easy to root for in this classic underdog sports story. There are some pretty great young actors in this cast, including Joshua Jackson, who would grow up to star in Fringe, and Danny Tamberelli from The Adventures of Pete and Pete. The hockey scenes are exciting, the feel-good story works and chances are you’ll be quoting the movie for the rest of the day. “You quacked the principal?!”(Via Disney)The Emperor’s New GrooveComing out after the Disney Renaissance, and a prolonged and troubled development, The Emperor’s New Groove has no right to be as good as it is. Originally a much more serious musical epic called Empire of the Sun, the movie was completely overhauled after a test screening that nobody liked. Instead of a traditional Disney musical, The Emperor’s New Groove became a comedy with voices by David Spade, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton and Eartha Kitt. Even with the change in tone, some Disney executives were nervous about this one, thinking it was too similar to Hercules, which hadn’t performed well for them. Thankfully, those concerns didn’t stop the movie from coming out, meaning we got the funniest comedy Disney ever put out. While it’s a shame we never got a proper villain song from Kitt, she was absolutely hilarious as the villainous Yzma. With Patrick Warburton acting as her brainless, yet well-meaning foil, this movie will have you dying with laughter no matter how many times you see it. This is another movie you’ll be quoting for the rest of the day. “Why do we even have that lever?”(Via Disney)Lilo and StitchOne of the most underrated Disney movies on Netflix, Lilo and Stitch combined cartoony sci-fi action with a genuinely heartfelt story about family. It was the story of two outcasts: Stitch, an alien genetic experiment whose personality was deemed too chaotic to control, and Lilo, an energetic young Hawaiian girl being taken care of by her older sister after the death of both their parents. Lilo’s older sister, Nani struggles to hold a job and raise a kid, meaning their family is under constant threat of being ripped apart by child services. As Lilo and Nani try to stay together, Stitch, posing as their new dog, must avoid capture by two alien scientists. Through a ton of chaotic action, slapstick and Elvis impersonations, all three learn what family really means. It’s a fun movie with quick, vibrant animation and a genuinely heartwarming message at its core. Whatever your thoughts on the direct-to-video sequels, the original deserves a place in your Disney binge.(via Disney)The Nightmare Before ChristmasYou may only have one or two more Halloween-Christmas seasons to enjoy this movie before it disappears from Netflix for good. With a plot revolving around the Pumpkin King of Halloween trying his hand at celebrating Christmas (with predictably horrific results), this is the perfect movie for either holiday. It’s also a reminder of how great stop-motion animation looks. Even early Pixar movies haven’t aged as well as The Nightmare Before Christmas. It also helps that Danny Elfman’s music makes for one of the catchiest musicals Disney ever put out. It’s impossible to watch this movie and not at least start humming “This is Halloween.” It’s funny, it’s gorgeous and just a little bit scary. It’s the perfect movie for those cold months where fall turns into winter.(Via Disney)MoanaIf you haven’t seen this one yet, get on it now. Disney’s most recent musical is absolutely gorgeous, in both its story and visuals. Moana is the daughter of a Polynesian chief who feels the call of the ocean. She wants to sail, but as far as she knows, her tribe has always stayed on their island. When a blight infects the crops on the island, she sets sail to find a demigod (played by Dwayne Johnson) who stole a jewel from a goddess. If they can return the jewel, the curse will be lifted, and her village will be saved. It’s a fun adventure story enhanced by a wonderful score from Lin Manuel Miranda, which almost earned him an EGOT. It’s full of humor, heart and some of the best water animation you’ve ever seen. Also, who knew The Rock had such a beautiful singing voice?(Via Disney)Who Framed Roger RabbitDisney’s live action-animation hybrid from 1988 sparked a renewed interest in classic animation, leading to Disney’s dominance of the art form all through the ’90s. Combining elements of film noir with Looney Tunes-style slapstick, Who Framed Roger Rabbit follows the story of private eye Eddie Valiant, who’s hired to exonerate a cartoon rabbit framed for murder. The special effects were amazing back in the day, and still look pretty good now. It’s fun watching Valient rediscover his appreciation for Toons as he tries to save Toontown from the evil Judge Doom. Speaking of which, this may be the most child-traumatizing movie Disney ever put out. First there’s the scene where he painfully murders a cartoon shoe in a vat of Dip. Then, at the end, he reveals himself to be the most disturbing Toon you’ve ever seen. That voice still haunts my nightmares. “I talked just! Like! Thiiiiiiiiiis!”(via Disney)The Jungle BookAs Disney continues to remake all their old animated classics into modern live action movies, the results have been hit-and-miss. The Jungle Book remains their best attempt by far. And I’m saying that as a huge fan of the original cartoon. They didn’t go full musical with it, like they did for Beauty and the Beast, but they made sure the important songs were in there. Christopher Walken singing “I Wanna Be Like You” is a lot of fun, even if he doesn’t quite have the pipes of Louis Prima. The additions to the story were fun, and fleshed out the characters in meaningful ways. It’s also an exceedingly pretty movie. The CGI looks great next to the live human actor, which is a major feat. It’s the kind of movie that’s easy to get lost in, thanks to the beautiful cinematography and fantastic performances by its voice cast.(Via Disney)Zootopia2016 was an unusually great year for Disney movies. Not only did they knock it out of the park with Finding Dory and Moana, they also put out the Academy Award-winning Zootopia. Hey, at least someone had a good 2016. With great writing and a stellar voice cast, Zootopia was able to tell an exciting mystery story that also contained some valuable messages about prejudice. It never gets too heavy-handed with it’s morals either, thanks to some brilliant, well-timed jokes. The sloth DMV scene is the hardest I’ve laughed at a Disney movie in years. Some elements of the parable can be a little on the nose, and the fact that the Zootopia’s marginalized group consists of literal predators can be interpreted in some problematic ways, but the world they create is nuanced enough to minimize both issues. Ultimately, it’s a fun buddy cop movie with a topical story, an intriguing mystery, and funny talking animals.(Via Disney)Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films CollectionSo it turns out Disney is really good at animation. Shocker, I know. If you’ve gone to see any animated Disney movie in the theater, you know that the shorts that precede each movie are often better than the feature itself. This collection puts some of Disney’s best animated short films in one place. So many different styles of animation are featured in the collection. There’s the sketch-heavy hand-drawn animation of “John Henry,” the stylistic 2-d tango tale of “Lorenzo,” and some fantastic 3D animated shorts based on Frozen and Tangled. Some of the shorts are just OK, but it’s a pretty great collection overall. “Paperman” combines pencil drawings with 3D computer animation in a way that still looks amazing, while also telling a very sweet love story. “Get a Horse!” and “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater” are fun modern takes on golden age Disney cartoons. There’s also “The Little Match Girl,” which uses gorgeous hand-drawn animation to tell a positively heartbreaking story. Man, who knew a short cartoon could make you cry this much?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

First of Marchs Two Full Moons On Display Tonight

first_imgStay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Blue moons traditionally come around, well, once in a blue moon. But 2018 is nothing if not unconventional.Taking a cue from January’s lunar anomaly, March will host two full moons: one on March 1 and another on March 31.Poor February, already the runt of the litter, saw no full moons this year.Take a gander at the sky tonight, around 7:51 p.m. Eastern Time, to see the full worm moon—named by Native Americans who used lunar phases to track the seasons.According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, it’s around this time of year that the ground begins to soften enough for earthworms to reemerge, inviting the return of migrating birds.“Roots start to push their way up through the soil, and the earth experiences a re-birth as it awakens from its winter slumber,” the reference site said.The start of spring is firmly in our sights (despite the snow storm brewing outside my window in Edinburgh).And since the vernal equinox falls on March 20, this month’s book-end events actually span two seasons: The worm moon (also known as the crow moon, crust moon, sap moon, sugar moon, chaste moon, or lenten moon) is the last of winter, and the blue moon is the first of spring.Look out for the second full moon on March 31 around 8:37 a.m. ET.And keep an eye on the rest of this month’s lunar cycle, from the last quarter moon on March 9 to the new moon on March 17 and the first quarter moon on March 24.No more blue moons are expected through 2019. Check out the Farmer’s Almanac for a schedule of every full moon for the next two years.None will be as spectacular as January’s “super blue blood moon”—the second full moon of the month, which also happened to be a total lunar eclipse.last_img read more

Angelici Boca Juniors wants the title without playing

first_imgBoca Juniors’ president Angelici, spoke to the press after Conmebol’s announcement to confirm that they don’t want to play it.After Conmebol announced that the Copa Libertadores final will be played outside Argentina on December 8 or 9, president Daniel Angelici announced that Boca Juniors doesn’t accept this resolution and they want to be given the title without playing.Their reasons are very simple, they believe that River Plate should receive a proper punishment just like they received it back in 2015 when Conmebol decided to punish them after a similar situation in La Bombonera Stadium.The idea is to take this case to court and demand for the title to be given to them, but there is still no confirmation on anything for the moment.Angelici spoke directly with the press right after the announcement from Conmebol was made, his intentions were clear from the start and it was evident that the players are the ones who pushed him to make this decision that will most likely spark a bigger war with River Plate that could severely damage the relationship between both clubs.Now that we know what Angelici’s position is, River Plate will clearly respond to it with rage because they want the match to take place.”No aceptamos jugar ningún partido”, sentenció Angelici ➡ https://t.co/utSu8WOBsx pic.twitter.com/CARjokfSuI— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) November 27, 2018“We came to Paraguay because we were summoned by Alejandro Dominguez to let us know that the executive committee while following Article 35, made the decision to play the match outside of Argentina,” said Angelici via Diario Ole.“Boca Juniors listened carefully to the president’s words and then told him that with the help of the Board of Directors, we have made the decision to present a case that disqualifies River Plate from the competition.”“We also told him that we will wait for the Sanction and Disciplinary Tribunal who are independent, to give us a ruling on our case. We have already enlarged the case with 46 more documents.”“All we got from Conmebol as a response from this, was that they would only deal with the match organization due to how limited their resources are. They will also wait for the decision from the discipline tribunal.”“The match is set to be played outside the country and under the conditions that they want. The established days are between December 8 and 9. However, we won’t accept to play any match until our demands are listened by the Tribunal.”“We believe that we have the required background and facts, that will rule in our favor and get the title without playing the match,” he added.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).We got a new date for the Copa Libertadores Final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.Where do you think it will be played? pic.twitter.com/gcGb4ejlrS— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) November 27, 2018“We honestly don’t have the spirit to play another final. We are going to wait for the ruling, and we will appeal it with Conmebol if we don’t like the end result,” he continued.“It’s just like the rule book says, we will use all our resources within Conmebol’s jurisdiction and we will also go to TAS if necessary. I have seen my players that night and on Sunday after they woke up.”“I saw all the images, I gathered all the information and I spoke to the Board of Directors. I am this club’s president, not the owner. Beyond any opinion I may or may not have on the matter, I have a legal obligation to meet the demands of the players and the affiliates.”“We believe that the club deserves what we are requesting, given the nature of the incidents that took place. If everybody acts within the confines of the law, we believe that there already is a background to meet Boca Juniors’ demands.”“Among other things, we are using our 2015 disqualifying as an argument for this case because we believe they are exactly the same. We wouldn’t have made this case if I didn’t think that we have the necessary elements to win it.”“This is not just about a stone that was thrown by a fan, there is no need for anyone to lose their eye over this, or to get their head wide open, or die in order to put an end to this. We know how the rules work, we know our rights,” he concluded.#TNTSports | ¡AHORA! Daniel Angelici habla tras la reunión con D´Onofrio y Domínguez: “No aceptamos jugar ningún partido”. pic.twitter.com/K3U8gQuSME— TNT Sports LA (@TNTSportsLA) November 27, 2018What do you think will end up happening between Boca Juniors and River Plate? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Distracted driver rearends Davie Police cruiser no injuries

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials said a driver admitted to being distracted when she slammed into the back of a Davie Police cruiser.Police were investigating a suspicious vehicle before the crash along the 16600 block of Griffin Road, Friday night.Surveillance video captured the moment the driver collided with the police cruiser.Officials said the woman admitted to being distracted while using an app on her phone.No injuries were reported.The driver was ticketed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Lollapalooza AfterParties Give Fans Intimate Experiences With Artists

first_img Lollapalooza After-Parties Give Fans Intimate Experiences With Artists Lollapalooza’s After-Parties Keep The Music Going lollapalooza-after-parties-give-fans-intimate-experiences-artists News Email Facebook Dua Lipa performs at The Vic Theater in ChicagoPhoto: Jacklyn KrolAnother one of the fastest selling parties this year was with none other than rapper/singer Blackbear and Albanian rapper Gashi– Blackbear even had a custom “Blackbear Lollapalooza” platform.  Both of Blackbear’s festival and after-party sets were similar and featured moments in which fans could speak directly to him. The lighting of his show was a sight to see. The mood had a true after party vibe and didn’t feel like a concert at all.Rock bands took center stage at this year’s aftershows. GRAMMY-nominated Highly Suspect performed with the support from Cleopatrick. Highly Suspect brought passion to the stage and made the show look like fun rather than work.In another rockin’ after-party, the soulful Dorothy kicked things off for upstar rockers Greta Van Fleet on Saturday night at the Vic Theatre. Though they’re relatively newcomers, Greta Van Fleet is proving themselves with the amount of passion they bring. They have dedicated fans for a reason and it’s clear how much the band loves them back. The band will continue the Lollapalooza fun when they play the festival in Brazil in 2019.YUNGBLUD may single-handedly save rock n’ roll with his inspirational lyrics. His on-stage demeanor gave an abundance of energy to the show that the crowd reciprocated by jumping. The enthusiasm continued when Catfish and The Bottlemen took the stage.GRAMMY winner Jack White had a much different experience planned for his fans– his show was a no phones or camera concert. Fans sealed up their phones and enjoyed an intimate performance from White. The intimacy of his performance was a treat for fans who only have the option of seeing him play at massive arenas. The crowd was so engaged, they sang along to almost every lyric. Fans who were left wanting to snap a pic of White, unlocked their phones in the lobby with delight.Pop music was definitely not in short supply. Rising star morgxn opened up for GRAMMY-nominated Carly Rae Jepsen at Park West. The theatre perfectly donned a disco ball above the crowd, exactly the vibe her set brought. You couldn’t help but dance at the show; not a single person left the theatre without dancing. Fans jumped, as she kicked off her set with “Run Away With Me.”  Jepsen performed 16 of her songs, including all of her hits, to a crowd that knew all of the beats. Jepsen smiled as she heard her fans echo her lyrics. Walk The Moon perform at Concord HallPhoto: Jacklyn KrolWalk The Moon did triple duty at the festivities this year. They performed at the festival and had not one, but two after parties. One show was a DJ set at a bar-arcade and the other was a performance at Concord Hall with the support of Pale Waves. The band’s walk out song was “Circle Of Life” from  “The Lion King,” which was the most memorable ending to the weekend.Lollapalooza isn’t just about the pop or the rock genres. Singer/songwriter Tyler Childers brought his country influence and shared the stage with sister duo Larkin Poe for a sold-out show at Schuba’s Tavern. Larkin Poe opened up the show performing their bluesy, rock inspired music with stunning and out of this world guitar solos.Lollapalooza’s aftershows truly made the festival even more epic. While the 2019 Chicago line-up hasn’t been announced yet, the after-parties will surely bring a different experience to festival goers next year. Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter After Lollapalooza ends, official after-parties are where all of your favorite musicians perform in intimate Chicago venuesJacklyn KrolGRAMMYs Aug 6, 2018 – 6:10 pm The Lollapalooza experience doesn’t end when the lights turn off. The fun continues through the wee hours after the music festival ends with its notorious after-parties.Each year, Lollapalooza Aftershows feature over 110 artists, including the same up-and -coming and legendary musicians that perform at the festival, in more than 55 performances in some of Chicago’s legendary venues. The biggest difference? The air-conditioned music venues are way more intimate than the festival’s stage performances. This year, fans sold out all of the aftershows months in advance despite the fact that a normal day at Lollapalooza means enduring a hot summer day that can easily be over ten hours long.  Last year at Lollapalooza there was a newcomer who opened for The 1975’s after-party, Dua Lipa. Back then, the British singer/songwriter was just beginning the ascent into her career of international pop stardom. This year she was the headliner of her very own after show with opener BUDDY at The Vic Theater selling out months earlier in under a minute. The crowd at The Vic roared when she spoke about being an opener last year, their cheers letting her know how far she’d come  One of the stand out moments of the unforgettable night was the crowd singing “Be The One” back to Dua, who donned the biggest smile and laugh. Her dancers interacted with the songstress making the lyrics seemingly come to life creating a true visual performance.  last_img read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile

first_imgJapan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe © speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo. Photo: AFPNorth Korea Monday test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States.The short-range missile flew for six minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan, the US Pacific Command said, adding it was working on a more detailed assessment.The launch comes in fresh defiance of tough talk from US President Donald Trump, who promised Friday that the “big problem” of North Korea “will be solved”.Trump’s comments came at the G7 summit in a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, which along with South Korea is most immediately threatened by North Korean belligerence.Abe swiftly condemned Monday’s launch and vowed “concrete action” with the US.“We will never tolerate North Korea’s continued provocations that ignore repeated warnings by the international community,” Abe told reporters.“As agreed during the G7 summit, the North Korean problem is the international community’s top priority. In order to deter North Korea, we will take concrete action with the United States,” he said.In Washington, a National Security Council spokesman said Trump had been briefed on the launch.South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-In, ordered a meeting of the national security council to assess the launch, which came a day after North Korea said leader Kim Jong-Un had overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapons system.ICBM goalThe isolated regime has been stepping up efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can deliver a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.The missile launches, and Pyongyang’s threat to stage its sixth nuclear test, have prompted calls for tougher UN sanctions and a warning from Trump that military intervention was an option under consideration.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday’s missile had a flight range of about 450 kilometres (280 miles).Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, told reporters the missile appeared to have fallen into the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) — waters extending 200 nautical miles from its coast.The regime has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of last year, with multiple sets of UN sanctions failing to halt its weapons push.Following North Korea’s test-firing of what analysts said was its longest-range rocket yet earlier this month, the UN Security Council vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against Pyongyang.But China, the North’s main trade partner and ally, has made it clear that the push for diplomatic talks—not imposing more sanctions—was the priority.The United States has said it is willing to enter into talks with North Korea—but only if it halts its missile and nuclear tests.Kim Jong-Un has sought to ramp up North Korea’s nuclear programme under his rule, saying the regime needs atomic weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion.The UN Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions last year to pile pressure on Pyongyang and deny the regime the hard currency needed to fund its military programmes.In all, six sets of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.last_img read more

31 accused of 21 Aug grenade attack sent to Dhaka court

first_img31 accused of 21 Aug grenade attack sent to Dhaka courtA total of 31 accused in two cases filed over the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004 were taken to the court in Dhaka from Kashimpur central jail in Gazipur on Wednesday morning.The accused will be produced before the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 at Old Dhaka’s Nazimuddin Road, which is scheduled to deliver the verdict in the two cases this morning.Lutfojjaman Babar and Abdus Salam Pintu are among the accused who were brought from the Kashimpur jail by a police prison van with special security arrangements around 7:00am today (Wednesday).The jail superintendent in charge at Kashimpur central jail-1, 2 confirmed that 14 accused from the jail were sent to the court.The jail super, Shahjahan Ahmed, also told Prothom Alo that other 17 accused were sent to the court with tight security.All the 17 accused are HuJi leaders, he added.Apart from Babar and Pintu, HuJi leader Arif Hasan Suman, and Maulana Abdur Rouf, former inspector general of police Ashraful Huda and Shahidul Haque, additional inspector general Khoda Box, lieutenant commander (rtd.) Saiful Islam Duke, former special police super of CID Ruhul Amin, ASP Abdur Rashid, Munshi Atiqur Rahman, Dhaka Metropolitan BNP leader Arifur Rahman Arid, NSI former director general major general (rtd.) Rejjakul Haider Chowdhury, brigadier general Abdur Rahim (rtd.) were among the accused.last_img read more

Want noconfidence motion against Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta TMC councillors

first_imgKolkata: TMC councillors on Tuesday sought a no-confidence motion against Biddhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta to remove him from his post for allegedly maligning the image of the party. The no-trust vote will be tabled in a board meeting on July 18.A total of 35 TMC councillors led by deputy mayor Tapas Chatterjee signed the motion which was submitted to BMC chairperson Krishna Chakraborty. “Deputy mayor Tapas Chatterjee has collected the signatures and is overseeing the process. We have called a special board meeting on July 18 when voting would be held to remove the mayor,” said Chakraborty. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata She said the State Municipal Affairs Minister and senior TMC leader Firhad Hakim issued the whip to the the party councillors. The decision to remove Dutta from his post was taken after he participated in an agitation against the state government. Following the incident, Dutta was stripped of his powers. Despite facing the flak of his party, Dutta called on BJP leader Mukul Roy on Sunday night in what he called it as a “courtesy meet”. “The people of Biddhannagar are not happy with Dutta’s work, and therefore we have decided to bring in the motion,” said deputy mayor Tapas Chatterjee. Reacting to the development, Dutta told reporters, “I will decide my next course of action once I get an official letter to attend the special board meeting. If I lose in the no-confidence motion, I will play the role of the Opposition as a councillor.” When asked about his plan to join the BJP, Dutta said, “I have not decided to join any party now.”(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Meat Tenderizer Market by Top Manufacturers – Provisur Technologies LUTETIA Swedlinghaus

first_imgA meat tenderizer, meat mallet, or meat pounder is a hand-powered tool used to tenderize slabs of meat in preparation for cooking. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market. Meat Tenderizer Report by Material, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3223614?utm_source=ANIL-HTN The report firstly introduced the Meat Tenderizer basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include: Provisur Technologies, LUTETIA, Swedlinghaus, Fomaco, Ferdinand Henneken GmbH, Schroder Maschinenbau, KFT Food TechnologyThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-• Mechanical Control• Digital ControlOn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Meat Tenderizer for each application, including-• Meat• PoultryTable of ContentsPart I Meat Tenderizer Industry OverviewChapter One Meat Tenderizer Industry Overview1.1 Meat Tenderizer Definition1.2 Meat Tenderizer Classification Analysis1.2.1 Meat Tenderizer Main Classification Analysis1.2.2 Meat Tenderizer Main Classification Share Analysis1.3 Meat Tenderizer Application Analysis1.3.1 Meat Tenderizer Main Application Analysis1.3.2 Meat Tenderizer Main Application Share Analysis1.4 Meat Tenderizer Industry Chain Structure Analysis1.5 Meat Tenderizer Industry Development Overview1.5.1 Meat Tenderizer Product History Development Overview1.5.1 Meat Tenderizer Product Market Development Overview1.6 Meat Tenderizer Global Market Comparison Analysis1.6.1 Meat Tenderizer Global Import Market Analysis1.6.2 Meat Tenderizer Global Export Market Analysis1.6.3 Meat Tenderizer Global Main Region Market Analysis1.6.4 Meat Tenderizer Global Market Comparison Analysis1.6.5 Meat Tenderizer Global Market Development Trend AnalysisChapter Two Meat Tenderizer Up and Down Stream Industry Analysis2.1 Upstream Raw Materials Analysis2.1.1 Proportion of Manufacturing Cost2.1.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure of Meat Tenderizer Analysis2.2 Down Stream Market Analysis2.2.1 Down Stream Market Analysis2.2.2 Down Stream Demand Analysis2.2.3 Down Stream Market Trend AnalysisGet a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3223614?utm_source=ANIL-HTNAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Trans antidiscrimination bill moves forward in New Hampshire

first_imgIn 2016, then New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, signed an executive order to protect the rights of trans workers. But HB 1319 would extend the rights of trans people in all aspects of their lives.‘Nobody should have to live in fear’HRC worked closely with local trans groups and other national advocacy groups to lobby for the legislation.One of the groups involved in the lobbying was media advocacy group, GLAAD. Today it issued its own statement about the vote.‘Today, members of the New Hampshire Judiciary Committee joined faith leaders, public safety officials, businesses, and bipartisan politicians in rallying for the passage of non-discrimination protections for transgender people in the state,’ said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, said.‘New Hampshire state lawmakers sent a clear message that nobody should have to live in fear of being fired from their job because of who they are and for reasons that have nothing to do with job performance.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- People hold the transgender pride flag at rally. | Photo: Twitter/manicsquirrel The House Judiciary Committee in the north-eastern US state voted to pass HB 1319 today. The legislation would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations.Next, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on the bill and if successful would become law. The House of Representatives will likely vote on HB 1319 on or before 7 March.The US’ largest LGBTQ rights organization, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) hailed the vote saying it was ‘crucially important legislation’.‘Today’s vote is a positive step toward making history in New Hampshire by updating its non-discrimination protections to include the entire LGBTQ​ community,’ said HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse.‘No person should be fired, evicted, or denied service just because of who they are, and it is far beyond time that these important protections include transgender people in the Granite State.’center_img New Hampshire has just moved forward on a ‘crucially important’ bill that would protect trans people from discrimination. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… New Hampshire approves historic transgender anti-discrimination billNew Hampshire approves bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youthRepublican congressman breaks ranks to back LGBT Equality ActRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-anti-discrimination-bill-moves-forward-new-hampshire/last_img read more

Children and Santa Claus

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite We, as parents, make our children believe in Santa Claus – the famous “HO, HO, HO” fat uncle with a long white beard and a round, fat belly from eating too much cookies and drinking too much milk. Where does the idea of Santa Claus come from though? Long, long ago in 280 AD in Patara, that is now known as Turkey, St Nicholas was known as the protector of children and sailors, and for his kindness and piety. One well-known tale of St Nicolas was that he saved three girls out of slavery or prostitution. In 1773, St Nicholas made his way to America and was popular at the end of the 18th century.In 1774, a group of Dutch families gathered to honour the anniversary of his death. The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname, Sinter Klaus, shortened from Saint Nikolaas.After that, Santa Claus started evolving into what we know him as today. The media didn’t take long to capitalize on the jolly old fellow and the evolution of Santa started!last_img read more