AFN ITK have big expectations for Federal Budget2017

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN National NewsFinance Minister Bill Morneau told the House of Commons Tuesday that he will deliver the federal budget March 22.Last year, Morneau and the Liberals put up $8.4 billion over five years towards mostly First Nation on reserve programs.According to the AFN, that much should be expected this year.And the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami say last year’s budget was just a start.tlamirande@aptn.calast_img

Aboriginal hockey team hosting Pub night at Brewhouse

first_imgFor more information or to purchase tickets text/call 778-256-9720.Poster of the event. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The local Canadian Brewhouse is teaming up with Outlaw Aboriginal Youth hockey team for a Pub night this weekend.The event will feature door prizes, silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Tickets are $10 a piece and include a free drink and entry fee. Members of the team will be in their jersey’s selling tickets at locations around the city including Enerplex and Totem Mall on Saturday.The event takes place on Saturday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.last_img

Police Demolish Ain Sebaa Sidi Moumen Slums in Casablanca

Rabat – The inhabitants of informal housing in Ain Sebaa and Sidi Moumen slums claim that police demolished their housing and expelled them by force without any notice. Several inhabitants, who say they are living in the streets after being expelled from their houses, said they would drop their Moroccan nationality and go into political exile. They argued that police and auxiliary forces in Casablanca showed up to demolish the informal housing without notice and prevented them from getting their clothes and belongings.The demolitions occured last week. The final demolition came at dawn on Saturday, September 22. Inhabitants were surprised by the demolition, claiming that they did not receive any notice. As shown on viral videos on social media platforms, inhabitants clashed with authorities and refused to leave their homes.Read also: How Sustainable is Morocco’s Cities Without Slums Program?Speaking to Le Site Info, one inhabitant stated, “Children are prevented from accessing school, as they are residents in slums.”“When the authorities showed up at 4 p.m., we thought that we are in Palestine receiving strikes from Israel,” declared another resident.Residents said that they have nowhere to go. They said it is impossible to rent in Casablanca, especially because of their low income and the high price of rent. read more

Saskatchewan Manitoba premiers talk trade dispute brewery says it will suffer

Saskatchewan, Manitoba premiers talk trade dispute; brewery says it will suffer WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall have discussed a growing dispute stemming from a western trade deal that does not include Manitoba.Selinger says he and Wall agree that a priority is a renewed national trade deal that will lower barriers to businesses across the country.Wall says he is hopeful a new national deal scheduled for next spring will address Manitoba’s concerns if the province agrees to open up its boundaries.Manitoba businesses have been facing new hurdles to doing business with the other western provinces under an agreement called the New West Partnership.Saskatchewan has said some Crown corporation contracts will only be open to businesses in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia — the provinces that signed on to the partnership.The Alberta government has changed its liquor pricing so that craft beer from the partnership provinces is much less expensive than beer from elsewhere.One Winnipeg beer-maker, Farmery Estate Brewery, says it’s being hurt by the provision.Co-owner Chris Warwaruk says the change means an eight-pack of Farmery cans in Alberta will cost about $4.50 more than similar beer from the other western provinces.“We either have to eat some of the cost and make less (profit) per case … or, if we stay at that price level, we’re going to definitely see a decrease in sales,” he said.“It’s definitely a big disappointment to be left out of this partnership. And if you ask any Manitoban, Saskatchewan or Albertan, we all consider ourselves a part of the West.”— With files from Jennifer Graham in Regina by Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2015 11:51 am MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Sens owner Melnyk sues partner in stalled development deal that includes arena

OTTAWA — Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is suing his business partner in a development deal that was meant to bring a new NHL arena to Ottawa’s downtown.Capital Sports Management Inc., a group controlled by Melnyk, said in a release Friday that it has started legal proceedings against John Ruddy, the chair of Trinity Development Group Inc., “seeking damages arising out of a failed joint venture between Trinity and CSMI.”The statement alleges the two companies were not able to finalize a master development agreement for the LeBreton Flats area of Ottawa, a couple of blocks southwest of Parliament Hill.CSMI says its statement of claim “alleges a number of breaches, all arising out of a conflict of interest, that directly resulted in the failure of the partnership.”The statement of claim was filed a day after the National Capital Commission, the Crown corporation which is responsible for the land at LeBreton Flats, said the Senators-backed RendezVous LeBreton Group advised the NCC on Nov. 8 that they had not been able to resolve internal partnership issues.The NCC picked RendezVous for a development deal at LeBreton Flats that included a new NHL arena for the Senators as well as housing developments.The Senators currently play at the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, about 22 kilometres west of Ottawa’s downtown.The Canadian Press read more

What Would Happen If The English Premier League Had Playoffs

Wimbledon00.00.0 Leicester City10.20.1 CHANCES OF … TEAMACTUALEXPECTED UNDERPLAYOFF SYSTEMEXPECTED UNDERXG SIMULATIONS Manchester United137.5-5.5 West Ham United00.00.0 Newcastle00.9+0.9 SEEDTEAMMAKING SEMISMAKING FINALWINNING FINAL Tottenham Hotspur00.6+0.6 Queens Park Rangers00.00.0 Aston Villa00.4+0.4 Southampton00.1+0.1 The final weekend of the English Premier League is upon us and the league has scheduled all 10 matches simultaneously on Sunday in order to maximize excitement. The problem is that there’s not much excitement left — and there hasn’t been for awhile. Chelsea has been the runaway favorite to win the title for a few months now, and the team officially clinched a week ago. This isn’t uncommon. Even Leicester City’s shocking run to a league title last year, one of the most exciting outcomes in league history, was clinched two weeks before the end of the season. And in the 2014-15 season Chelsea clinched the title a full three weeks before their final match. Awarding the EPL trophy to the team atop the table at season’s end eliminates most of the debate about England’s best team, but it also can eliminate fun.It doesn’t have to be this way. Imagine for a moment that after this weekend’s mostly meaningless matches,1 we were headed for the inaugural round of Premier League playoffs to decide the league champion. What would happen if more than a century of English soccer tradition was thrown out in favor of a shamelessly Americanized format?As an experiment, I set up a mock six-team playoff for the Premier League and forecasted the results using our SPI ratings. There are a variety of playoff formats that could be used, but six teams feels right; it’s a small enough number that teams would have to compete to get in, but big enough that it would widen the pool of potential champions. Also, to reward teams that do well during the regular season, the top two teams in the table would be awarded byes. The next four teams would be seeded and would play one other team in a home-and-home aggregate, similar to the Champions League. From there the semifinals would follow the same format. Also similar to the Champions League, the final would be played as a single match at a neutral site such as Wembley.If you applied that playoff set-up to this season’s standings, the playoffs would give us two more Manchester Derbies in the first-round and would pit Liverpool against Arsenal. Chelsea and Tottenham would be waiting to play the winners.Chelsea would still be favored to win the playoffs — their first round bye and top seed helps quite a bit — but every team would have a reasonable shot at the title. Here’s how it would look: Ipswich Town00.00.0 Arsenal01.11.4 TEAMACTUALEXPECTED UNDER PLAYOFF SYSTEMCHANGE Liverpool00.40.6 Nottingham Forest00.1+0.1 Chelsea54.4-0.6 Bolton00.00.0 Arsenal34.8+1.8 6Manchester United36146 Leeds United00.6+0.6 Impact of playoff system on league titles, 1992-93 through 2016-17 TITLES Assumes the order of the top six teams will not change during the final weekend of matches. This playoff structure has six teams, with the top two seeds receiving byes. Tottenham Hotspur00.50.3 Newcastle00.00.0 Expected titles under playoff system vs. xG simulations, 2010-11 through 2016-17 Southampton00.10.1 1Chelsea✓70%38% NUMBER OF TITLES 4Liverpool58198 5Arsenal42114 Chelsea21.51.3 Includes all teams that would have qualified for the playoffs since 1992-93. This playoff structure has six teams, with the top two seeds receiving byes.Sources: ESPN, James Curley 2Tottenham Hotspur✓5226 Manchester City22.1+0.1 3Manchester City64%3418 Everton00.2+0.2 Liverpool02.6+2.6 Norwich City00.00.0 Manchester City22.02.6 Mock 2016-17 Premier League playoff forecast Blackburn10.5-0.5 Leicester City10.2-0.8 Everton00.10.0 Chelsea’s chances of winning the league would drop from 100 percent to 38 percent, and the five other teams that have been eliminated from the title race would still have hope.I also set up playoff forecasts to see how our system might have affected the number of titles won by each Premier League club since 1992-93. Liverpool and Arsenal would likely have benefitted the most, while Manchester United likely would have won fewer than their league-leading 13 titles in that time span. Includes all teams that would have qualified for the playoffs since 2010-11.This playoff structure has six teams, with the top two seeds receiving byes.Sources: ESPN, Opta Manchester United21.20.7 Playoffs, of course, inject luck into a championship but there are indications that a team still needs a significant amount of luck to win the league outright.You can see how luck infiltrates league titles by looking at teams’ goal tallies. Goals scored and conceded will get a team to the top of the standings but they aren’t necessarily the best indicator of a team’s underlying talent, nor are they the most predictive of future performance. Expected goals, a metric we use in our SPI ratings, are a better gauge of each team’s quality of play. We can also use expected goals to approximate how likely each team was to win the league based on the shots it took over the course of the entire season.2These expected goal simulations indicate that Manchester City have been unlucky not to win the title this year; if we rerun the season thousands of times, they win the league 61 percent of the time given the shots they took and conceded. Last year’s Leicester City team was fortunate to win the league according to these simulations; they only had a 9 percent chance of winning the league based on their expected goal numbers.Finally, if we look at the projected number of titles won over the past seven seasons3 based on these expected goal simulations, the number of titles each team is projected to have won is quite similar to the number of titles we expect them to have won if the league had playoffs. In other words, this implies that there may be just as much luck involved in winning the league outright as there would be in a playoff system. Players have incredibly busy schedules already with some juggling league and cup play, the Champions League and their international team responsibilities, so any playoff system probably shouldn’t add more matches to their already packed schedules. Perhaps the size of the league could be reduced by a team or two, or some regular season matchups could be a single match on neutral ground rather than home-and-away to allow for the extra playoff matches.I don’t know if playoffs are the right thing for the Premier League. I do know that I haven’t watched many matches during the second half of the season, but I’d watch these playoffs.Check out our latest soccer predictions. read more

Company director who attacked Uber driver after night out at Raffles cries

first_imgMr Hussein, pictured, refused to take Croucher home after he became angry Credit:Central News Croucher insisted he only slapped the driver but the magistrates found he had kicked him in the head.Ms Blandford told Croucher: “The CCTV evidence was compelling. We saw the slap, and the security guards saying call the police.“We saw the urgency in which they ran over shouting no need to kick him in the head.“Your behaviour was unacceptable, we find that you did kick Mr Hussein a number of times while he was on the floor, and one of those kicks was to the head.”She added: “This is a very serious offence, only a custodial sentence can be justified.”Croucher, from Hornsey, north London, admitted assault by beating but denied kicking Mr Hussein.The businessman was jailed for 20 weeks, ordered to pay £620 costs, a £115 victim surcharge and £500 in compensation.A spokesperson for Raffles said: “Mr Croucher was refused entry to the club on the evening in question; Mr Croucher is not a member of the club, nor was he being accompanied by a member.”Furthermore Mr Croucher was heavily intoxicated when he approached the club and became aggressive and abusive towards our staff upon refusal. The club takes the upholding of the key licensing objectives very seriously and would like to praise the members of our security staff involved for their swift and decisive action.”Their actions prevented what could have amounted to a far more serious injury to a member of the public just trying to do his job and to Mr Croucher’s arrest and subsequent conviction.”Technology also played a key role as the body cameras worn and operated by our security staff incorporate audio recording, which coupled with our CCTV provided the club with necessary means to assist the police in full and to a satisfactory end.” But Ms Blandford found his behaviour was “unacceptable” and sentenced him to 20 weeks, adding: “You’ll just have to get used to his life being different.”The court heard Croucher, who is the director of a management consultancy, had been to Raffles with his partner, Briggitte Kudor.He attacked Mr Hussein when he refused to drive the couple home over concerns Croucher was angry. Speaking in court, the driver said: “I refused because I got scared because the gentlemen suddenly got angry, something happened between them and he harshly slammed the door.“I got out to open the door and then the gentlemen took the keys from through the window. He slapped me. I was begging for my keys and he suddenly pushed me on the pavement.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. This will destroy my life… my company would dieRobert Crouchercenter_img Mr Hussein refused to take Croucher home after he became angry  Croucher then attacked Mr Hussein, kicking his body and head. The driver later had to go to hospital and was prescribed antibiotics for the pain.Magistrates were shown footage of the incident recorded by a member of staff at Raffles, where Croucher is seen slapping Mr Hussein, insulting members of staff and then throwing the driver’s keys down the street.Kristoff Kwiecien, one of the doormen who restrained Croucher, told magistrates he had held the company director down as the kicking was “too much”.He said: “Mr Croucher put him on the floor and kicked him in the head. It was three to five times.The first kick was loud, like a clap.”Mr Kwiecien told magistrates Croucher had a conversation with the doormen before the incident and had threatened to have them fired.“He was very rude,” he said. “He said he had built four flats in Mayfair, and I could lose my job tomorrow.” A company director who attacked an Uber driver following a night out at a private members club cried as he was jailed and told: “Get used to life being different.”Robert Croucher kicked driver Mohammad Hussein’s head as he lay on the floor after he refused to take the 35-year-old home following a night at Raffles, in Chelsea, west London.During a hearing at Hammersmith Magistrates Court, Croucher begged magistrate Sandra Blandford to spare him a jail sentence, claiming: “This will destroy my life, I am the director of a company and everyone would lose their jobs. We have 1,000 clients, we have staff all around the country, and it would die.”last_img read more

Engro powers up 660 MW coalfired plant in Pakistan

first_imgEngro Powergen Thar Ltd (EPTL) says it has successfully tested and energised its first 330 MW unit of the combined 660 MW coal-fired power plant in the Thar Coalfield of Sindh, Pakistan, hooking the plant up to the national grid.Engro Powergen Thar was formed in 2014 to set up a 660 MW power project in the Thar Block II. The company is a joint venture between Engro Powergen Ltd (with 50.1% ownership), China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC – the EPC contractor for the project), Habib Bank Ltd and Liberty Mills Ltd. The project is one of the early projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.The 660 MW power plant will use circulating fluidised bed technology to burn coal. Once commercial, the plant will send 660 MW of electricity through a 282-km long 500 kV Double Circuit Quad-Bundle transmission line from the EPTL plant to Matiari in Sindh province. The power plant – although the first in Pakistan running on Thar coal – complies with all local environmental laws and has voluntarily adopted various international compliance standards, according to EPTL.The company said: “The synchronisation of the first unit of the power plant is a considerable achievement given that the project has been constructed in a record time of under three years – as per schedule and projected costs, a feat in itself given the complexity of the project.”The EPTL power plant will use 3.8 Mt/y of coal supplied by Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co’s open-pit mine, with both projects set to achieve commercial operation in June, it added.Together both the mining and power projects, managed by Engro Energy, will be able to bring average foreign exchange savings of up to $1.6 billion/y, according to EPTL.The President of Engro Corp, Ghias Khan, said: “The first sync of the power plant on Thar coal is truly a momentous occasion for entire Pakistan. Engro’s commitment to the Thar coal project goes back almost a decade when we entered into a public private partnership in 2009.“The synchronisation of the first unit of the 660 MW power plant is both testament to Engro’s capacity to engineer excellence and deliver on this project of national importance which will ensure the energy security of the county.”last_img read more

PEC Engagement with Enterprises suffers another Setback

first_imgBy Momodou JarjuThe Public Enterprise Committee engagement with public enterprises (PEC) has suffered another setback yesterday Wednesday June 15, 2019 at the National Assembly.On Tuesday May 14, 2019, the committee could not engage the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA) because of the incomplete exercise of the National Audit Office on its financial statements for the year under review.The Gambia Maritime Agency (GMA) who were to present their reports in the morning did not show up and The Gambia Standards Bureau (TGSB) who came in the afternoon only submitted the activity report and failed to submit their financial statements.Both enterprises were supposed to present their activity reports and financial statements for the year under review, 2015 and 2016 to PEC.Officials said they have been trying for a long time to get the report from the auditor general’s office to no avail, thus, they asked for the support of the select committee for them to get the audit report of the financial statement to fulfil the requirements of the constitution.The chair of the committee Hon. Halifa Sallah said the standard is that, there must be minimum submission that requires the basic documents for adoption of the reports.“This instance means that submission cannot go through by virtue of the absence of the audited report and financial statement,” he said.The officials were then allowed to negotiate among themselves and with the audit office to come up with a suitable date for them to prepare and submit the financial statements to PEC.Upon negotiation, the officials consented with the audit office to submit its financial audit statements to PEC on June 3, 2019. And the committee will communicate a date for them to appear for presentation thereafter.Meanwhile, Hon. Sallah said they did not provide the minimum documents that they are required to submit to the committee for the institution to be considered being compliant with the constitution.He said their committee is established to monitor the operation of enterprises and ensure that they are efficient and transparent and promote probity which requires the public enterprises to present activity reports and financial statements within three months after the end of the financial year. Hon. Sallah said with the absence of the documents, monitoring cannot be done.“We are given a mandate by the constitution that the appropriate committee, this committee of the national assembly, may extend the time for the submission of any report. This is why we are here gathered to look at reports which may have been submitted whether in 2016 or 2015, 2017, 2018. We inherited a backlog and we entered into an agreement with public enterprises to end the backlog. The requirement was for the public enterprises to submit 2015 and 2016 activity reports and financial statements by June 2018 and 2017 by December 21, 2018. And then we start fresh, 2018 within the framework of the constitutional requirement,” he said.last_img read more

Youngster Smith Rowe wants to impress in Arsenal

first_imgThe 18-year-old became world champion with the England national team in 2017 and has started his life with the Gunners’ first teamEnglish attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe joined Arsenal in 2010 for the youth squad.He has been called to the first squad this year, and he wants to impress to debut in the English Premier League soon.“When I was a kid I looked up to [Lionel] Messi and [Andries] Iniesta,” Smith Rowe told Goal.“Watching them play for Barcelona inspired me so much. The link-ups they had and the goals they scored and created were amazing.”Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Someone I inspire to play like is probably Kevin De Bruyne because of the way he plays,” he commented.“I learn so much from the entire coaching staff and players every day. The training sessions are so intense which is really good for me to learn every day.”“I need to stay focused every day, keep learning and keep taking on what all the coaches are telling me,” he added.“I’m obviously in a privileged position to most people but for me, it’s about staying focused and getting the right advice from my family and the people around me.”last_img read more

Editorial Not decimated but badly bruised

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcistrong, #TCIwillrebuild Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Some Turks and Caicos Islands residents do not like how some international media are portraying the devastation brought on by Hurricane Irma.   They think the stories are far flung, short-sighted and lopsided.    That the reporters are only capturing what was destroyed, not what withstood the treacherous system on September 7, 2017 or what is already being rebuilt.There are those who wish it would be said that TCI buildings proved, in large part to be tougher than the super typhoon which was much oh so more than a Cat5 in strength.    And that electricity restoration is happening at rapid pace on the so called Caicos Islands of Middle Caicos, North Caicos and Providenciales.While it is clear some disgruntled writings are also laced with fantasies about how grim it really is for the country, there are indeed pockets of sunshine amidst the real mess mostly Irma has left behind.Still, to me and many others it does stifling harm to those seriously struggling since the hurricane when there are talks about it not being ‘that bad’ despite the early September hurricane cutting the resort availability down to four properties, forcing major employer and tourist draw, Beaches TCI to take a 90 day closure for rebuilding, destroying whole apartment complexes, cutting off employment, bringing damage to all but one public school and hurricane Irma caused at least three islands to be classified as in a State of Emergency.While figures on how man structures and vehicles were damaged, how many people were displaced and how much hurricanes Irma and Maria will cost us; we can say that our country risk insurance (CCRIF) gave us $13.6m in claims money.  Following  hurricanes Hanna and Ike in 2008, the payout was less that half of that.Yes there is evidence of a country on the rebound, resilient to withstand history’s strongest hurricane; but there is also evidence of a country badly wounded and in desperate need of repair and resuscitation.Both positions can be the story simultaneously and for the Turks and Caicos both states of being are our reality.   But since we are a country and community so closely woven that we feel each other’s pain, and as long as people are homeless, jobless, roofless, school-less, car-less and business-less; it is ‘that bad.’And that fact is not make believe.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIwillrebuild#tcistrong Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Day for Turks and Caicos, Southwest Airlines marks first flight PDM Administration moving ahead with crack down on shanty construction Recommended for you NEOC UPDATE AFTER MARIAlast_img read more

Lyon boss Well have to be at 150 to beat Man

first_imgLyon coach Bruno Genesio is hoping for something special from his side ahead of tonight’s Champions League game against Manchester CityThe Ligue 1 side will host City at the Groupama Stadium tonight hoping for a repeat of their shock 2-1 win in England in September.While City have since recovered from that loss to lead Group F, Lyon are still looking good to qualify for the last-16.“They’re a better side on paper. We’ll have to be at 150% to have any chance of success,” said Genesio told reporters on Twitter.“City have between 70% and 75% of possession; they’re rarely in trouble. They’re a team with a very compact block and press well.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…The Frenchman has no doubts over City’s potential in the Champions League this season.“Manchester City are one of the favourites to win the Champions League,” added Genesio.“They’re one of the best sides in Europe, but we have our ambitions, too. That’s the only way to trouble them again – we need to believe in ourselves.”Lyon captain Nabil Fekir’s availability remains uncertain after sustaining an adductor injury in their 1-0 Ligue 1 win over rivals Saint-Etienne on Friday.The Lyon-City match will begin at 21:00 (CET) in France.last_img read more

Remains of three victims recovered from plane wreckage near Volcan Mountain

first_img Updated: 10:17 PM KUSI Newsroom, Ashlie Rodriguez, Show Caption Hide Caption Remains of three victims recovered from plane wreckage near Volcan Mountain Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom, Ashlie Rodriguez Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsRANCHITA (KUSI) — Authorities Monday recovered the remains of three victims from amid the wreckage of a plane that crashed and ignited a forest fire last week in a remote and rugged wilderness area near Volcan Mountain.With help from National Transportation Safety Board personnel, a search-and-rescue team early Monday afternoon airlifted the remains out of the steep terrain where the aircraft went down for unknown reasons Thursday evening, sheriff’s Lt. Greg Rylaarsdam said.After firefighters extinguished the 12-acre blaze ignited by the crash, deputies discovered the bodies Sunday morning. However, the challenging territory made it impossible to move the remains except by helicopter, and high winds prevented the sheriff’s aircraft from reaching the remote canyon until Monday.“Our number-one mission and priority (was) to get those souls off the mountain,” Rylaarsdam said.The lieutenant described the crash site in a gorge known as Arkansas Canyon as a “treacherous climb, in and out,” and likened reaching it by foot as “hiking almost down the face of a cliff.”Making matters worse were the still-smoldering remnants of the vegetation fire. The ground was so hot that firefighters warned the sheriff’s search team Saturday that their ropes and boots would melt if they tried hiking down to the aircraft wreckage.On Sunday, still wary of using climbing lines, Cal Fire crews laid down dry hoses that sheriff’s personnel were able to use to climb down to the crash site, the lieutenant said.The remains will be turned over to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and family-notification purposes.Officials believe that the crashed plane was a twin-engine Beechcraft Duchess that was registered at El Cajon’s Gillespie Field. The aircraft was due to land at Ramona Airport on Thursday night but never showed up and remains unaccounted for.A Julian resident reported seeing a plane going down near Volcan Mountain around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Less than 30 minutes later, authorities got word that a brush fire had erupted in the same general area.An NTSB contractor was at the crash site this morning, Rylaarsdam said. The federal agency is responsible for identifying the plane and investigating the crash. Authorities were hoping that there were large enough pieces of the plane left to allow for identification of the wreckage, Rylaarsdam said.While working to get the bodies out of the crash site, officials also gathered pieces of the demolished aircraft to aid in the investigation.“We have not yet been able to confirm whether or not the wreckage of this plane is the missing plane from Gillespie Field,” the lieutenant said.Though the blaze, dubbed the Volcan Fire, was fully contained as of this morning, firefighters expected to remain at the scene at least until midweek, monitoring the burn area and snuffing out remaining hot spots, Cal Fire spokesman Issac Sanchez said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 14, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption May 14, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption 123456last_img read more

Google Earth launches final Carmen Sandiego mystery game

first_img Share your voice Online Mobile Apps Gaming Mobile Digital Media CNET Apps Today Google Maps for Android Tags 1 Comment Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Carmen Sandiego is back, again.  Google Earth Paperstar, a dastardly VILE operative and master origami maker, is making trouble on Google Earth. The Keys to the Kremlin have been stolen from Russia. Your job: investigate the scene of the crime in Moscow, track down the criminals and recover the loot.The Keys to the Kremlin Caper is the third and final Carmen Sandiego game to come to Google Earth this year. In March, the ’90s star of children’s educational television first visited Google Earth with The Crown Jewels Caper. In May, the globetrotter returned with The Tutankhamun’s Mask Caper.Like in the previous two games, you’ll use the magnifying glass to interview witnesses in different cities and gather clues. When you think you’ve figured out the next step, click the airplane icon to fly to the next city. Google said that its focusing on new partnerships, but there’s a possibility that it will work with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt again. Gumshoes can find the previous Carmen Sandiego mysteries in the Games category on Google Earth. Google also said it’s working on more geography-based games.  Netflix released a Carmen Sandiego animated show earlier this year and is making a live-action Carmen Sandiego movie starring Gina Rodriguez, who also voices the character in the Netflix show.Originally published June 18.Update, June 19: Adds comment from Google. Googlelast_img read more

New Collaboration Aims To Help Houstons LGBTQ Veterans

first_imgLudovic Bertron X Listen Houston’s Montrose Center just started a new partnership with the Lone Star Veterans Association to help meet the needs of local LGBTQ veterans.In the audio above, Houston Matters hears from from Josephine Tittsworth, a transgender veteran and executive director of the Texas Transgender Non-Discrimination Summit about her experience in the military.Then, we learn more about the new initiative from Kennedy Loftin, chief development officer for the Montrose Center, and Kevin Doffing, CEO of the Lone Star Veterans Association.center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /07:09 Sharelast_img

Nvidia unveils its Project Shield handheld console

first_imgGaming on mobile hardware, be it tablets or smartphones, hasn’t gotten any better in the last few years. The hardware has grown more powerful, and the video game developers have put their best foot forward with graphically intense titles, but playing games in an all touch environment hasn’t really improved any. Some have resorted to third party controllers that connect via Bluetooth, or using the USB Host mode in Android to just connect an Xbox 360 controller. In an attempt to fill what is soon to become an obvious gap, Nvidia has decided to release its own video game console that pulls from the PC gaming, console gaming, and mobile gaming industries simultaneously.With mobile gaming making its way to televisions with the help of things like OUYA, and third party controllers for phones and tablets becoming increasingly common, it only makes sense that someone would meet these two groups in the middle. Project Shield takes a console quality controller, combines it with Nvidia’s latest hardware, and sticks a 5-inch screen on top. The end result is a portable gaming console that can play Tegra Zone games, access the entire Android ecosystem, and use HDMI out to stream this same experience in HD to any television.Project Shield is a Tegra 4 based console with a Micro SD card slot, a full sized HDMI port, and a MicroUSB port at the back of the controller. As a standalone portable system, Shield offers a 38Wh battery with claims of up to 10 hours of gameplay and 24 hours of streaming video. The speakers on the face of the controller use a custom bass reflex to deliver an audio experience that Nvidia claims is comparable to a Beats Audio Jambox. The screen on Project Shield is flexible, but also features a removable plate to personalize your console. Shield will be running stock Android with the Tegra Zone pre-loaded. Nvidia didn’t specify which version of Android, but the demonstrations looked to be at least Android 4.1.Coupled with the Tegra Zone is the new ability to connect to your desktop PC and stream games from the PC to Shield, and also from Shield to your television. Any Nvidia optimized titles can be played from Shield, streaming the gameplay right to your television. If you have Steam on your PC, you’ll have access to your Steam library and be able to take advantage of Steam’s Big Picture stylings through the console controller. All you need in order for this to work is a network connected PC and the ability to run HDMI from where you normally sit in your living room to your television.We don’t have any pricing or availability for Project Shield yet, and really at this point those are the only things that would keep something like this from flying off the shelves. Project Shield is every geek’s dream when it comes to having one device to play all your games, be it from the smartphone universe or the console market, and the additional Android features allows the console to take advantage of being a full-fledged digital content system as well.last_img read more

Cut nine years off your biological age by jogging

first_imgMen and women who engage in jogging for 40 to 30 minutes respectively each day for five days a week may be able to slow down their biological clocks by nine years, say researchers.The study showed that adults with high levels of physical activity are likely to have their biological age decreased by nine years over those who are sedentary and seven years compared to those who are moderately active.”We all know people that seem younger than their actual age. The more physically active we are, the less biological ageing takes place in our bodies,” said Larry Tucker, Professor at Brigham Young University. “If you want to see a real difference in slowing your biological ageing, it appears that a little exercise won’t cut it. You have to work out regularly at high levels,” Tucker added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWomen who engaged in 30 minutes of jogging per day and men who engaged in 40 minutes, for five days a week in consistently high levels of physical activity have significantly longer telomeres.Telomeres are the protein endcaps of our chromosomes which are extremely correlated with age. The older we get, the shorter our telomeres and the shortest telomeres came from sedentary people. “We know that regular physical activity helps to reduce mortality and prolong life, and now we know part of that advantage may be due to the preservation of telomeres,” Tucker said.last_img read more

Cynthia Nixon Id rather be the good Nixon than the bad Cuomo

first_imgShe’s already inspiring changeMany people have started commenting on the change Nixon has inspired simply by deciding to run.A lot of them believe Nixon’s challenge is making Cuomo a better governor. For many, though, it’s too little, too late.even if @CynthiaNixon ‘s candidacy for NY governor isn’t successful, the fact that she has made Andrew Cuomo so shit-scared that he’s actually doing things he should have been doing for years is a victory— audible gasp (@morninggloria) April 18, 2018 Actor and activist Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Nixon feeling clever on The Late Show | Photo: YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Cynthia Nixon tells New Yorkers: ‘Vote for the homo, not for the Cuomo’HRC fails to endorse queer woman Cynthia Nixon in New York’s gubernatorial raceCynthia Nixon shares story of mother’s abortion to help stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmationRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cynthia-nixon-bad-cuomo/ Cynthia Nixon has been campaigning for like five minutes and has taken Andrew Cuomo from demanding disabled people be employed as traffic cones to declaring a worker’s soviet in Utica— a fan of the super bowl champion eagles (@usarsnl) April 18, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- After announcing the news in March, she’s been winning people over and making the rounds to share her policies. Such as legalizing marijuana.Recently, she stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss her candidacy.She also took the opportunity to take a swipe at current Governor Andrew Cuomo. He was first elected to the position in 2011. However, lately many New Yorkers have been criticizing him.Nixon, understandably, is using this to her advantage.[embedded content]During her appearance on the CBS late night show, Colbert asked Nixon about her slogan.‘Why “Cynthia for New York”? Why not “Nixon for New York?”‘Nixon explained her slogan using a story about her mother.‘My mother used to say, she grew up during World War II with a father named Adolf and she lived through the 1970s with a husband named Nixon. So I am aware of the dubious nature of my last name. But I have to say, if given a choice, I would rather be the good Nixon than the bad Cuomo.’Ouch.Cuomo might need some ice for that burn.She also said Cuomo ‘governs like a Republican’ despite being a Democrat. Nixon is also running as a Democrat and she simply believes New York could be doing ‘so much better’. i wish cynthia nixon had been running against andrew cuomo for the last eight years https://t.co/KDB2ruVy3X— Max Read (@max_read) April 18, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Stonewall Inns iconic windowfront smashed in by angry teen

first_imgRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/stonewall-inns-iconic-window-front-smashed-in-by-angry-teen/ GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A straight teen was arrested after smashing in Stonewall Inn’s iconic window-front.William Gomez, 19, was thrown out of the historic gay bar on Christopher Street, New York City early on 7 July.He was hanging out with his co-workers when, late at night, he was thrown out for belligerence.Straight teen smashed in Stonewall Inn’s iconic windowThe 19-year-old allegedly returned with a baseball bat about 4.30am and smashed the bar’s window.He then reportedly punched homes in the glass and damaged the neon sign.The tantrum caused $7,000 worth of damage.Police arrested him near the scene, charging him with criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.Gomez is straight, and is expecting a child with his girlfriend. He has been arrested multiple times in the past.Ruled ‘not a hate crime’His mother claimed a bouncer ‘harassed’ him.‘At one point he was punched in the face,’ she claimed, according to New York Daily News. ‘He’s a quiet boy. He doesn’t get into trouble.’ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Authorities determined he will not face hate crime charges as they believe his outburst was not motivated by homophobia.Fortunately, both the window and sign were quickly repaired. When the bar reopened on Saturday at 2pm, the window and sign were already fixed.History of the Stonewall InnThe Stonewall Inn was landmarked by the city in 2015 for its role as the birthplace of the modern LGBTI rights movement. In 2016, President Barack Obama declared the Stonewall Inn a national monument.‘Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights,’ he said, in celebrating the venue.‘I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country, the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us.‘That we are stronger together. That out of many, we are one.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . WikimediaStonewall Inn is officially a historic landmarklast_img read more

NewDay Exec Added to Chrysalis Board of Directors

first_img “”Chrysalis Holdings, LLC””:www.chrysalisholding.com/, has added a new member to its board of directors, with the announcement that Maylene Tan Khieu will join the company’s leadership. Khieu is the chief credit officer and senior vice president of compliance for “”NewDay Financial, LLC””:www.newdayyes.com/, which is a key holding for Chrysalis.[IMAGE]Khieu is well prepared for his role on Chrysalis’ board of directors, thanks to her experience heading up NewDay’s risk management department. Additionally, Khieu is responsible for personnel management, training, and investor relationship management for the company, making her a strong asset for the new position with Chrysalis. Rob Posner, NewDay’s CEO, said of Khieu’s addition to the board, “”During May’s tenure as chief credit officer at NewDay Financial she has been responsible for a risk management team [COLUMN_BREAK]that has an impressive record of loan performance. As an FHA direct endorsement and VA approved underwriter with significant experience underwriting FHA, VA and reverse mortgages, May’s contributions have been a cornerstone in our company’s ongoing success and continued growth as one of the nation’s leading originators of government mortgage loans.””Prior to taking on her executive duties with NewDay, Khieu was the company’s vice president of underwriting. Additionally,she has also served as the operations manager for Federal Funding corporation.Chrysalis’ director and chairman of the board, Paul Thomson III, noted of Khieu’s appointment, “”May will be a valuable asset on the Chrysalis board, bringing a wealth of hands-on experience and a detailed perspective on loan performance to our deliberations and decision-making.””NewDay is the exclusive provider of mortgage lending for Veterans of Foreign Wars members, and the entity is an approved “”Ginnie Mae””:www.ginniemae.gov/ seller and servicer. As a “”Department of Housing and Urban Development””:www.hud.gov/-approved reverse mortgage lender, NewDay boasts branch offices in Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Austin, Texas.Chrysalis operates primarily as an investment entity in the financial services industry, focusing on early stage capital, infrastructure development, and management expertise. The company’s holdings include NewDay, “”LendingSpace Partners, LLC””:www.lendingspace.com/, and “”Chrysalis Analytics, LLC””:www.canalytics.com/. NewDay Exec Added to Chrysalis Board of Directors in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology November 1, 2011 484 Views center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2011-11-01 Abby Gregory Sharelast_img read more