first_img Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Arrow returns for its eighth and final season on October 15 in its new Tuesday 9/8c time period on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Beth Schwartz, Sarah Schechter and Jill Blankenship, with Marc Guggenheim as a consulting producer. Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Advertisement Advertisement With the reappearance of The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) in the season seven finale of Arrow, there’s no doubt that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Team Arrow will be facing a “crisis” unlike anything they’ve previously faced before. Cast and producers of The CW/Warner Bros. Television’s hit DC series elaborated on what’s in store for the future in Arrow’s final season Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 20.Following last season’s introduction of next-gen vigilantes Mia Smoak and Connor Hawke, Comic-Con fans were excited to learn of John Diggle’s other son, John Diggle, Jr., to be played by new series regular Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll). Diggle, Jr. — known as J.J. — is the Flashpoint-born son of John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson). We meet J.J. in the future as the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor.Barnett joins previously announced new series regulars Katherine McNamara, Joseph David-Jones and Ben Lewis as Mia Smoak, Connor Hawke and Oliver Queen’s adopted son, William Clayton, respectively. Barnett most recently starred alongside Natasha Lyonne in the Netflix series Russian Doll, as well as Tales of the City, the return of the seminal book and television series from Armistead Maupin. Also known for his roles on Chicago Fire, Secrets and Lies and Valor, the Juilliard graduate hails from Florida. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

General Dynamics wins 186million Canadian navy contract for underwater sensors

HALIFAX — Ottawa will spend $186 million upgrading and maintaining underwater sensors for the Royal Canadian Navy’s frigates.National Defence said in a news release Friday that global defence giant General Dynamics has been given two contracts that will involve the employment of about 120 people. It said the “majority of this work will occur in Canada.”The Halifax-class frigates use sonar to detect, locate and track surface and sub-surface threats through the continuous monitoring and collection of information.The $186 million contracts include acquisition and upgrade for the first six Halifax-class frigates, totalling $103 million, and in-service support, which would potentially cost $83 million for up to 23 years.The contracts include options to upgrade all 12 Halifax-class frigates, which would bring the acquisition portion to $170 million.The first installation of the upgraded underwater warfare suite is expected to be completed in 2021 and operational in 2022.“Threat detection is critical to initiate rapid defence countermeasures that protect our sailors and our ships,” Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in a statement.The Canadian Press read more

Côte dIvoire UN presses ahead with logistical support for future polls

Operation Transport, which was launched on Tuesday, will be carried out in Abidjan, the country’s economic capital, the mission’s spokesperson, Hamadoun Touré, told a news conference yesterday. “The aim of Operation Transport is to reinforce the mobility and capacity of the Independent Electoral Commission with regard to the implementation and monitoring of identification,” he explained.He added that UNOCI would also participate in the transportation of identification equipment in the interior of the country in Toulepleu, Soubré, Zouan-Hounien and Danané. The identification and registration processes were launched in mid-September in preparation for the elections that were slated for 30 November in the country, which is rebuilding after years of conflict.However, the polls have now been delayed again for the third time since the signing of the north-south peace pact last year.The Ouagadougou Agreement – signed in neighbouring Burkina Faso 18 months ago between the Government, which controlled the south, and the rebel Forces Nouvelles, which held the north – called for a number of measures to resolve the crisis that first divided the country in 2002. They included creating a new transitional government; organizing free and fair presidential elections; merging the Forces Nouvelles and the national defence and security forces; dismantling the militias and disarming ex-combatants; and replacing the so-called zone of confidence separating north and south with a green line to be monitored by UNOCI. Mr. Touré said that UNOCI would continue with its support for the identification and voter registration operation until its successful conclusion and the holding of the elections.He stressed that the international community would continue its support, “but it does need a precise timetable in order to justify its intervention and make it more efficient.” 14 November 2008The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is making taxis available to transport staff and equipment involved in the identification and voter registration process in preparation the West African nation’s elections, which have recently been postponed for a third time. read more

Regina woman suing after tip of sons penis cut off in circumcision

The mother is of African descent and said circumcision is part of her family’s culture.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“It was already taking too long,” she said, remembering how quick the procedure had been for her older son eight years earlier. “I could hear the baby crying so much.”She said Dr. Owen Miller, the physician they understood was going to perform the circumcision, came into the waiting area and was apologetic.“He came out and he said, ‘There’s a problem. We have to call the ambulance,”‘ the mother recalled.The lawsuit adds, “After the botched surgery, Miller informed the plaintiff (mother) that his intern performed the surgery.”The mother said she broke down and couldn’t control her crying.“Someone just told me he was performing some practice on my baby, that’s what it sounded like,” she said. “I couldn’t even talk.”We just want to know if our son’s going to be OKLawyer Kolade Oladokun, who’s representing the mother, said any damages awarded in the suit could help pay for future cosmetic surgery for the boy.The boy’s father said the family doesn’t care about money.“We just want to know if our son’s going to be OK,” he said.None of the allegations has been proven in court.In an email, Miller declined to comment, but in a statement of defence filed with the court he denies acting negligently.“At the close of the procedure, it was noted that a small piece of the glans of the infant’s penis (tip) had been removed with the foreskin,” the statement reads.“Immediate steps were undertaken to treat the wound and arrangements made to transfer the infant to specialists at Regina General Hospital for further treatment.” Canadian pediatricians’ objection to circumcising babies ‘at odds with the evidence,’ new study argues Ontario newborn bleeds to death after family doctor persuades parents to get him circumcised ‘Intactivist’ mom who took son into hiding to save his foreskin sobs in court as she signs consent for circumcision Iceland says bill banning circumcision, a potential first for Europe, is not ‘against religion’ Miller is a longtime doctor who specializes in family medicine and has no previous disciplinary history listed on the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons website.The mother said her baby bled for hours and wailed in pain while he was in the emergency room.Photographs taken by the woman show the infant lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to machines and a tube to carry urine.She said a surgeon informed them he was too young to have the severed tip re-attached.Dr. Todd Sorokan, a pediatrician based in British Columbia, said circumcision remains a relatively common procedure in Canada, with between ten to 30 per cent of babies having it done.Saskatchewan has seen an average of about 430 circumcisions performed annually out of medical necessity in recent years. Non-medically necessary circumcisions aren’t insured by the province, so those numbers aren’t tracked.Last year, a doctor in Regina was fined more than $10,000 for not dealing appropriately with complications arising from a circumcision done in 2014.I just hope this doesn’t get to that point where the boy is feeling less of himselfSorokan said it’s a straightforward procedure where minor bleeding can occur, but that’s estimated to happen in only one to two cases out of 100.“It’s certainly not a good result to trim part of the glans penis (tip) along with the foreskin,” he said. “I’m happy to hear that the family went and got urgent attention.”The boy’s next followup appointment is in September. His penis is mostly functional, but is disfigured, said his mother.“It’s healed up, but it doesn’t look normal.”The mother kept the severed part of her son’s penis and stored in the freezer, she said, in case he someday has questions about his body.“I just hope this doesn’t get to that point where the boy is feeling less of himself,” she said. “We don’t know.” Victoria East Medical Clinic is pictured in Regina, Sask., on Sunday August 18, 2019. Mark Taylor / The Canadian Press REGINA — A Regina mother has filed a lawsuit alleging negligence after the tip of her baby’s penis was severed during a circumcision.In an interview, the woman says she and her husband are worried about their son’s self-esteem as he grows up.The circumcision happened last November when the boy was nine-days old. The mother has filed a statement of claim against the doctor, his business, and an unidentified intern she believes did the procedure.The woman, whom The Canadian Press is not naming to protect the identity of the child, said she and her husband took their newborn to the Victoria East Medical Clinic in Regina for the procedure. read more

Middle East UN envoy continues contact with Israeli Palestinian officials

Mr. Roed-Larsen met on Tuesday with senior members of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and the country’s Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, according to a UN spokesman. The envoy also spoke by phone with several Palestinian officials. In addition, Mr. Roed-Larsen represented the UN at a meeting of the “Quartet,” which brings together the UN, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States. Washington’s envoy Gen. Anthony Zinni also attended. “This was the latest in a series of intense and continuing discussion among the members of the Quartet,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York. In subsequent remarks to the press, Mr. Roed-Larsen said during those talks he had addressed the growing tension along the Blue Line between Lebanon and Israel. The envoy also emphasized that the Security Council had confirmed Israel’s withdrawal from all occupied lands in southern Lebanon, and that all parties must fully respect the Blue Line.Mr. Roed-Larsen said the Palestinian-Israeli military crisis grew out of feelings by both parties that their very existence was under threat. On the humanitarian side, he appealed to the Israeli Government to ensure that relief agencies had full of access to populations in need. He also called on the donor community to ensure that humanitarian agencies, particularly the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), had adequate funding. Meanwhile, in New York, the Security Council scheduled separate private meetings with Israel’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Yehuda Lancry, and the Permanent Observer for Palestine, Nasser Al-Kidwa. In addition, Council members held their monthly working lunch with the Secretary-General, who briefed members on his recent trip to the Arab League Summit in Beirut. They also discussed the general situation in the Middle East, according to a UN spokesman.Late on Monday afternoon, the Council met in consultations to discuss a request from the Arab Group to hold an urgent public meeting on the Middle East. read more

Amid fighting in Liberia hundreds of refugees return to Côte dIvoire UN

Saying the desperate refugees are “caught between a rock and a hard place,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported this development after a “protection team” returned from a visit to the frontier area between Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, which had been out of reach in recent weeks.At one small frontier post at Nero village – west of the southern Ivoirian town of Tabou – an estimated 50 to 60 civilians were crossing back into Côte d’Ivoire each day. UNHCR said those on the move are a mixture of Ivoirian civilians, Liberian refugees who fled the Ivoirian crisis in recent months, and guest workers from Mali and Burkina Faso.Liberian border officials told the UN agency that in recent days, several hundred civilians had passed through the frontier checkpoint, and that similar numbers were crossing at other border posts into southern Côte d’Ivoire. UNHCR has also been trying to verify reports that a group of some 2,000 people in eastern Liberia could be heading towards the border opposite Tabou.Recent arrivals in Côte d’Ivoire said they decided to return because of a breakdown of law and order and widespread food shortages in Liberia, according to UNHCR. The agency’s team interviewed one 26-year-old Liberian refugee who had just made the gruelling, three-day journey to Côte d’Ivoire on foot with only wild bananas to share with her four-year old daughter, because, she said, “there is no food to be had anywhere in Liberia.”But the situation is hardly better in Côte d’Ivoire, where the UN refugee agency has been negotiating for the relocation of the remaining 35,000 Liberian refugees to alternative sites within Côte d’Ivoire or in the region. Some of those refugees – including children – have been exposed to recruitment as fighters by both the rebels and government forces.Although UNHCR and other humanitarian agencies have withdrawn the majority of their staff following an upsurge of fighting along the frontier, discussions are ongoing with the Liberian Government on ways to reach the desperate populations. Meanwhile, a new rebel movement, reportedly calling itself the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), is staging a fierce battle in Ganta, near the Guinean border, which has displaced thousands of civilians, including Liberians, Ivoirians and other West Africans. read more

Buy This Comic Venom 1

first_img “In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers – VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including Eddie Brock!”VENOM #1(W): Donny Cates (P): Ryan Stegman (I): JP Mayer (CA): Frank Martin (L): Clayton CowlesThis may not be the best comparison, but I’ll make it anyway. Even in the same Marvel universe, I’ve always seen Venom as the Punisher-esque version of the Spiderverse. If you think about it, it’s slightly true. Venom “kind of” protects the innocents and tries to do away with the evil. Punisher does as well. Both of them have some inner demons they need to get sorted through, and both of them carry a psychological strain that pushes them forward but also holds them back. However, Venom takes this more of a hit with a strange alien entity corrupting his human circuits. Vemon #1 doesn’t reinvent the character but glorifies whats already there into a gritty treasure trove on the New York streets that everyone will devour.via MarvelDonny Cates is just what Venom needed to give it a boost in the right direction. Coates writing in Eddie Brock and the Other (aka the symbiotes) point of view is nothing short of brilliant. The way that Cates brings together who Brock became to what he’s going through now is something that old and new readers will be able to enjoy. I’m not a big fan of Peter Parker. I’m a big fan of every other spider and one for Venom as well. With Venom #1, Cates brings you up to speed very quickly of what he’s going through. He brings you up to date with how his mind is riddled with the thoughts of the symbiote weaving inside of him. He doesn’t retcon Eddie, but he moves his story in another direction that allows him to fight what inside of him.The psychological part of where the symbol ends and Brock begins is one of the fascinating parts of the book. Cates lets Brock give us his thoughts and take on what’s happening. Not fully expressing it in words, but in thoughts as he tries to filter everything else that’s underneath the surface. He also does the same thing with the symbiote. He lets us hear what the symbiote is thinking, but also him talking to Brock and the evil thoughts as well.via MarvelWe see that close bond that the both of them have. The risk Brock is willing to take for some quiet. When one of them is out of whack, both of them are out of whack. Cates creates this chaos of the mind that spills onto the page. They work together in sync until one of them takes over. After that, all bets are off. Cates psychological take on these two is a refreshing and introduces a lesson about where monster and man meet.Ryan Stegman’s art is disgusting beautiful yet harshly fantastic. All of these are different words put together, but once you see his art in Venom #1, it will make perfect goddamn sense. Something that is outstanding within Venom #1 is Stegman’s character design, for Eddie, Venom and the threat looming over them. It’s Stegman brings us that muscle beefcake of Eddie Brock. He doesn’t skip on the about of big that he is and that’s what makes his designs perfect. He brings out devesting yet delicious details in his pencils amped and brought to more in-depth detail by JP Mayer. For Stegman and Mayer, these two work together for some massively brutal art that doesn’t let you down or stop. Every page they create together keeps the action going until you have no more left to devour then you’ll be waiting for the next issue to capture you once again.via MarvelFrank Martin’s colors set a mood of chaos and destruction, but also the feeling of being lost and slightly scared. He further brings out what Stegman and Mayers accomplish with their pencils and inks. He burns through reds, orangs, and black. Setting the streets and underground of NYC a blaze with blood, fire, and symbiote mixing in harmony. Martin keeps his colors dark, leaving you with a feeling of dreadful hopelessness of whats coming in the dark. He also anticipation with whats about to come from that darkness. He combines the emotional journey of Cate’s script with Stegman and Mayer’s pencils and inks to give us something gritty, but tough and vintage.With Clayton Cowles’ lettering, you can feel it vibrate and hit you. I love when letterers can make me cringe when hearing the songs within the panel. Cowles does this spectacularly, every hit, every smash can be heard and felt. The sound effect has variation that ebbs and flows, shifts and swirls to match the action in the panel. The placement back and forth between Eddie’s thoughts to the Other is perfectly placed to allows readers to weave through their thoughts together and apart. Cowles’ does an unbelievable job in balancing the art with the script to give us placements that click.Venom #1 continues the story of one of the most badass characters to ever grace the Spider-verse. Venom #1 is a psychological thriller that won’t allow you to turn away. Venom #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.5/9/18 Releases – In addition to Venom #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Southern Bastards #20 by Jason Aaron (W), Jason Latour (A) Image ComicsIsola #2 by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl (W), Karl Kerschl (A), MSASSYK (C), Aditya Bidikar (L) Image ComicsJim Henson’s Fraggle Rock #1 by Jared Cullum (W, A, CA) BOOM! StudiosExiles #3 by Saladin Ahmed (W), Javier Rodriguez (A), David Marquez (CA) Marvel ComicsHawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol.3: Family Reunion by Kelly Thompson (W), Leonardo Romero, Jordie BellaireAngelic Vol 1: Heirs and Graces by Simon Spurrier (W), Casper Wijngaard (A) Image ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Authorities to investigate offshore gambling sites using Australian web domains

first_img Stigma: the invisible barrier The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is investigating the legality of multiple offshore betting sites using web addresses from the Cocos Islands, an Australian territory located 3,000 kilometers from Perth in the Indian Ocean.As reported by Australia’s ABC, the sites – which offer an array of casino gaming and sports betting options – are actually located in Europe and the Caribbean but use the Cocos Islands’ unique internet country code. Load More RelatedPosts “Only a matter of time before online gambling becomes legal in Australia” Australian Senate inquiry into gambling links from video game “loot boxes” begins today Of primary concern for the ACMA is whether the unlicensed sites are offering their services to Australians, an offence under the government’s recently tightened Interactive Gambling Act (IGA).“When deciding if a site should be investigated, the ACMA considers a number of factors, including whether the service being provided may be a prohibited or unlicensed service … and whether it may have an Australian-customer link,” an ACMA spokesman told the ABC.Monash University gambling law expert Dr Charles Livingstone said there was no doubt the sites were breaking Australian law.“The avowed purpose of the IGA is to protect Australians from less well-regulated gambling sites and to prohibit non-wagering gambling being available online,” he said. “Using a web address of an Australian territory to offer online gambling services is an offence, unless the provider is registered in an Australian jurisdiction.”An online cryptocurrency casino based in Central America but using a Christmas Island domain was investigated and ordered to relocate by the ACMA earlier this year.last_img read more

Byrne Bros to pay £250000 in holiday pay relating to voluntary overtime

first_imgByrne Bros is to pay more than 150 construction workers a total of approximately £250,000 in unpaid holiday pay.Employees at London-based projects Westfield in White City, The International Quarter in Stratford and 100 Bishopsgate issued a collective grievance, backed by trade union Unite, to secure payments of between £400 and £1,000 each. They are also expecting further back payments.Affected employees brought the grievance against the concrete frame contracting organisation because previous holiday pay calculations did not take into account completed overtime shifts. Holiday pay calculations were based on staff working 39 hours a week, however, employees often worked 55 hours a week because they felt compelled to perform overtime on Saturdays, according to Unite.Byrne Bros initially attempted to deal with the grievance on an individual basis, however, staff called for a collective solution. As a result, Byrne Bros is now in the process of paying individuals holiday pay based on the longer hours worked, including any outstanding back pay.In July 2017, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations in the case Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mr G. Willetts. Mark Soave, regional officer at Unite, said: “This is a fantastic result with significant sums of money for the [employees] at Byrne [Bros]. Even though they were entitled to more money, management tried to avoid the payments. After a hard-fought campaign, Byrne Bros eventually realised the strength of feeling among the [employees] and agreed to the payouts worth hundreds of thousands [of pounds].”Byrne Bros was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Police investigate armed carjacking in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating after two armed men took off with a man’s car in Miami.According to officials, a man was waiting for a friend outside a home in the area of Northwest Sixth Court and 69th Street at around 6 a.m., Tuesday when two men approached him.The crooks demanded the victim’s 2017 Nissan Altima at gunpoint and fled from the scene in the vehicle.The victim was treated on scene by City of Miami Fire Rescue for minor lacerations. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

National Magazine Ad Spending Up 76 Percent Regional BtoB Down

first_imgLocal Magazines-1.7 Advertising for national newspapers took the hardest hit, slipping 7.7 percent in 2007. Late last week, the Newspaper Association of America released its year-end numbers showing advertising revenue down 9.4 percent, the worst drop in more than 50 years. Local Sunday Supplements-4.9 Network Radio-3.9 Ad Spending 2007 vs. 2006%CHNG Outdoor7.2 National Magazines7.6 National Newspaper-7.7 Spanish-Language TV1.5 Internet18.9 B-to-B Magazines-4center_img Spot Radio-2 National Sunday Supplements4.9 Network TV-1.5 National Cable TV2.2 U.S. advertising spending increased 7.6 percent for national magazines in 2007, according to the latest figures from the Nielsen Company’s Monitor-Plus. Marketers’ spending on b-to-b magazines, however, fell 4 percent, while “local” titles saw a 1.7 percent drop.Overall advertising spending increased 0.6 percent. Internet advertising, not surprisingly, led all other media categories with an 18.9 percent increase. National magazines saw the second highest gain, with outdoor advertising following close behind with a 7.2 percent increase.Spending on network television, hit hard by the Writers Guild strike last fall, dipped 1.5 percent when compared to 2006. Local Newspaper-7.5 Spot TV Markets 1-100-5.1 Spot TV Markets 101-210-2.6 SOURCE: Nielsen Monitor-Pluslast_img read more

Life After Print for Mental Floss

first_img Folio: What do you see as the biggest challenge for your brand in 2017? 2016 had its share of losses, but not all of them were tragic. Mental Floss, for instance, said goodbye to its print magazine at the end of the year, after a short, but fun, 15-year run. And while many were saddened or disappointed to see the unique magazine go, the brand pledged to forge ahead as a digital-only publication. To some in this industry, folding a print magazine can be interpreted as the beginning of the end, but the Dennis Publishing brand doesn’t see it that way. In fact, it argues that shedding its print product opens new doors. Ethan Trex: We are really trying to stick with what works well for our digital audience. We don’t want to just pour products from the magazine over to the web. But we do want to keep that editorial spirit and maintain the trust we earned. The playbook is already there. Amie Deutch: The decision to fold the magazine wasn’t necessarily a difficult one. One of the interesting things about us is that we have an ecosystem of about 20 million readers, whereas the magazine only had 125,000. So now those print resources are being devoted to video and the website, which is undergoing a redesign. We will also be focusing more on branded content. Folio: What about from an editorial standpoint, Ethan? But in terms of our own challenges, we don’t have any endemic advertising. We aren’t an epicurean brand for instance, we have no endemic business because we’re general interest and cover a wide variety of topics. The beauty in that is we can go after every category, but you have to slice and dice our research numbers. For instance, we have a lot of readers that are pet owners and spend a lot of money on their pets. This article originally appeared on Folio:’s sister site, MinOnline. Deutch: I think any content can lend itself to video. We can take an idea and add custom content and add a video component to it. I think what’s interesting is that the service editorial will create wonderful opportunities for our partners to tell valuable stories about their products. Deutch: From a business standpoint, that legacy of being grounded in a print product is important. But I think Mental Floss is about discovery. Maybe you weren’t aware of Mental Floss until someone shared a story, but once you found us you fell in love with the brand. I think our unique voice is inviting. We aren’t snarky. We don’t talk down to our readers. While we can distill key points from a complicated subject, it’s still a very inviting environment. Trex: Part of it is from our pedigree of having a magazine for years. It gave us credibility. You can look at lots of sites on the web that make promises, but we have a 15-year history that people know and know that it’s accurate. Trex: One of the great things of having the publishing team is we get those insights. We know things about our readers anecdotally, but the research opens up fun opportunities for us editorially because we know we have those pet-owner readers and can make editorial content around that and give value to our readers. With that in mind, we wanted to check back in on Mental Floss to hear how its digital-only life is going thus far and find out what’s next. We reached out to EVP and Publisher Amie Deutch and Editorial Director Ethan Trex. Folio: Will video continue to be a growing priority for you? Deutch: I could get on a soapbox and talk about programmatic. I think it serves its place, but I think publisher brands should matter. What we offer is great content in an environment that is meaningful to the reader—and that’s what an advertiser wants. Our job in 2017 is to make the pendulum swing back towards the quality publisher. Trex: Video is such a broad term at this point on the web. It’s not even what it was two years ago. Every platform has its own requirement, and we’re taking a different approach to each one. We have a successful YouTube channel with over a million followers and it’s mostly long form. Facebook is obviously different, it’s people snacking on video when they’re on their phones. So now we want to shift towards service and maintain that Mental Floss sensibility. Folio: You had a unique niche in print, but there are so many digital publications with, dare I say, quirky, smart content. How does Mental Floss stand out? Folio: Now that Mental Floss is digital only, what new products have you developed for your partners?last_img read more

Peddachervu lake spills toxic foam

first_imgNacharam: With foam covering the roads and the residential area in Nacharam from the Peddachervu Lake, it is getting unbearable for the residents. The foam entered the houses on Monday. The residents are frightened to come out of their places. They are scared of side-effects of the foam on their health. P Sudhanraju, a local resident, said, “Nothing is is done to keep the lake from frothing, due to which we, residents, are facing several problems. The foam is entering our houses. It also falls on our children when they go out to play, and on commuters.”last_img

Aswini Hospital to get advanced facilities TTD YV Subba Reddy

first_imgTirumala: TTD Trust Board Chairman YV Subba Reddy on Friday inspected Aswini Hospital run by TTD and for its employees and pilgrims and the dump yard located at Kakulakonda in Tirumala. During his whirlwind visit, he inspected the Aswini Hospital where works are going on to provide more facilities including operation theatre and wards. He said the works would be completed in three months for providing more medical facilities to patients. He inspected the Apollo Cardiology Centre and the ambulances in Aswini Hospital and also the makeshift hospital in HVDC area. Later, he inspected the dump yard to see the garbage dumping in Tirumala. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Speaking to media, the Chairman said the Aswini Hospital will be developed with more advanced medical facilities for better patient care. He claimed that due to streamlining of the issuing of VIP break darshan tickets, the darshan time for common pilgrims has now increased by two hours. It may be noted here that TTD scraped categorisation of the VIP break darshan tickets which was earlier issued into three category L1, L2 and L3 and is now issuing uniform VIP passes for darshan on payment. Aswini Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Narmada, Dr Kusuma Kumari and Health Officer Dr RR Reddy were present.last_img read more

Free DC Forum Pushes for STEM Diversity

first_imgBy Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFROAn upcoming public forum aims to groom more Blacks, Latinos, women and other marginalized groups for careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical fields.The free, one-day forum, “Changing the Face of STEM: A Transformational Journey,” starts June 12 and will be held at the National Academies 2101 Constitution Avenue NW.Crystal Emery, an award winning, New Haven, Connecticut-based director, author and head of the nonprofit production company URU: The Right to Be Inc., organized the forum to spur underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields. (Courtesy photo)The event brings D.C.-area residents and students together with scientist, doctors technologists, academics and corporate leaders for hours of one-on-one mentoring, science workshops, discussions and more.Noted guests include computer scientist Juan E. Gilbert, NASA aerospace engineer Sabrina N. Thompson, former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge as well as Johnathan M. Holifield, head of the White House initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.The forum, which will create action plans for additional STEM initiatives, concludes with a roundtable discussion featuring all of the notables.Crystal Emery, 57, an award winning, New Haven, Connecticut-based director, author and head of the nonprofit production company URU: The Right to Be Inc., organized the forum to spur underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields and become global innovators — URU’s goals are fostering communication and understanding among diverse economic and racial socioeconomic groups and creating a more equitable and humane world.Right now, people of color are vastly underrepresented in STEM fields, though they comprise 35 percent of the U.S. population. Jobs in STEM fields are on the rise and Emery organized the forum as a way to give marginalized groups a seat at the table.“If we’re not creating a workforce that can answer those demands, we’re in trouble,” Emery told the AFRO. The problem has to be addressed by all stakeholders.”“They need to see and know that people who look like them are doing incredible things in STEM — at the forum, kids will get to build robots, use stethoscopes and make perfume.”Black children, she said, might be inspired by trailblazers like Mark Dean, who co-invented personal computers (PCs), for IBM, holds three out of nine of IBM’s original PC patents and 20 patents on his own.And when Black children see someone who looks like them showing them how to use a microscope, that “becomes a reality, not just some unrealistic dream,” she said.At the forum, Emery will also screen two of her films: “The Deadliest Disease in America” and “Black Women in Medicine,” which each explore the intersection of medicine, health and race in the United States.Emery’s nonprofit is holding the forum in conjunction with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The forum comes on the heels of the campaign’s 2017 launch, which drew more than 300 STEM professionals, policymakers, students, educators and others.Emery, who happens to be quadriplegic and struggles with diabetes and a form of muscular dystrophy, likes to say she can’t use her hands, but she can use her mind.She’s hopeful the youth see that nothing can nothing can stop them from achieving greatness.“We look at the mountain and we think about how big it is and we always think about what we don’t have,” Emery said. “What I think about is how big the mountain is, but you can only get up it step by step.”Registration for the forum is on URU The Right to Be Incorporated’s website.last_img read more

New My Neighbor Totoro Merchandise Is Being Sold At Japanese Post Offices

first_imgStay on target I can’t think of a better time to have been a Totoro fan in this day and age. It seems like there’s a brand new product launching left and right these days, and today is no exception. Japan Post is playing host to three new original items based on the classic film, including a tote bag, pouch, and 30-piece puzzle.The tote bag is absolutely adorable, and is about 11” x 13.8” by 3.5”, which makes it the perfect size for taking to the store and purchasing a few things, or using as a small purse. It’s grey and soft, and it retails for about 1,550 yen. This is the most desirable product out of the line for me, personally. I’d probably carry around my lunch in this bad boy.The second item is a pouch that has enough room for maybe your ID, credit cards, some cash or other small amount of items. It features Totoro, Chibi Totoro and a very cute allover print. It comes with a detachable strap and will run about 1,250 yen.View as: One Page Slides1/41. 2. 3. 4. The last item is an adorable puzzle featuring different characters and Totoros from the movie, which is about as large as a postcard. It’s 700 yen, and you can write your message on the back before breaking the puzzle into pieces and sending it through the mail. This might be one of the cutest ways to deliver mail ever!The items haven’t made their way to the Japan Post just yet, but they will beginning June 9 and will be seen throughout 4,000 different post offices. If you’re in the area or have friends willing to pick one up, you should nab one or all of the items for collecting! How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cardinals have found a treasure trove of talent in the third round of the NFL Draft.Since just 2013, they’ve added Tyrann Mathieu, John Brown and David Johnson, all in the third round.The next guy who the Cardinals hope can be added to their list of third-round steals is Chad Williams.The 6-foot-1 wide receiver out of Grambling State was a virtual unknown when the Cardinals selected him 98th overall, but then again so were Brown and Johnson. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Williams will try to earn a spot on a receiving corps that head coach Bruce Arians has raved about, saying that all 12 are “NFL quality.”Williams is making a big leap, going from competing against SWAC defenses to learning an NFL playbook, trying to beat the best corners in the world.With such a big transition, Williams looks to those who’ve done it before.“When we do route timing on air you know pass hook-ups with the quarterbacks I just pay attention to the older guys in front of me,” Williams told Doug and Wolf Wednesday on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station. “I try to mock their routes that they ran before me and try to make it look as similar as theirs.”One of those older guys is a future Hall of Famer.Williams gets to work beside and learn the ins and outs of being an NFL wide receiver from Larry Fitzgerald.“I’ve learned a lot (from Fitzgerald),” Williams said. “I’ve learned how to be precise on everything you do, he’s a technician, 98 percent of the time, 99 percent, maybe 100 percent he’s not wrong.“He knows what to do, he knows where the ball is going to be, he knows how to run that route to where he can’t be stopped.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Williams explains how he was humbled about his route running abilities when he got to Arizona.“I knew my routes were fairly good, I thought they were more than good until I got here,” Williams said. “I don’t think any other team in the league runs routes like we run routes. We have special routes that we run, everybody in the world can’t run these routes, so I knew that I was like ‘man, yeah this is different’, so I need more work with this.” – / 12last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Accor has inked a manag

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAccor has inked a management agreement that will see the ultra-luxury Raffles Hotels & Resorts brand debut in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Raffles Bahrain will takeover the Al Areen Palace & Spa, a private resort that features 78 pool villas as well as the region’s largest spa and hydrotherapy facility.Accor, the parent company of Raffles, will conduct an extensive refurbishment program of Al Areen Palace & Spa. Under the “milestone agreement” with GFH Financial Group (GFH), Accor aims to reposition Raffles Bahrain as “the ultimate luxury retreat”.Major enhancements will transform the property into an exclusive oasis for the well-travelled, promising guests hand-crafted personalised experiences, with a focus on health and wellbeing, thoughtful and discreet service, unparalleled culinary expertise and an ambience of timeless elegance for which the Raffles brand is globally renowned.Property enhancements attuned to Raffles brand standards will include the refurbishment of the 56 one-bedroom Desert Pool Villas and 22 two-bedroom Royal Pool Villas, which feature open air swimming and jet pools, and converting its four F&B outlets to six.Health facilities including separate male and female gymnasiums, the kids’ club and indoor and outdoor swimming pools will see uplift and refurbishment.Signing of the iconic Raffles Bahrain (left to right): Jean Baptiste Recher, Vice President Development ME, Accor; Francois Baudin, Senior Vice President Development, EMEA, Accor; Hisham Al Rayes, Chief Executive Officer, GFH Financial Group; and Laith Yousif Almemar, Chief Development Officer, GFH Financial Group.Bahrain-headquartered GFH is a renowned financial group in the GCC. Accor is currently discussing further opportunities to manage the entity’s multiple upcoming hospitality projects in the region and internationally.Raffles Bahrain joins a collection of 14 properties across 12 countries and a pipeline of eight other projects.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Greek and Turkish Cypriots demand opening of Dherynia crossing

first_imgGreek and Turkish Cypriots on Saturday demanded the opening of the Dherynia crossing point in the Famagusta district to boost confidence and cooperation between the two communities.In an event held on the north side of the road, which leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci agreed to open back in 2015, spokesman for the Famagusta Initiative Serdar Atai expressed disappointment at the blame game played by the two sides to justify the delay in opening the crossing.The two leaders had also agreed to open another crossing, near Lefka in the northwest, and the plan is for both to be finished at the same time.“We consider the position of opening both crossings simultaneously undemocratic because it puts the wishes of the people in these areas on hold,” Atai said.He added that opening Dherynia would benefit everyone living in the Famagusta area.It would not only benefit tourism and trade but also boost the feeling of mutual trust, cooperation, and communication of the communities.The crossing would serve as a new lung for Famagusta and help cultural and social development, he said.“We are also waiting for steps to return Varosha to its rightful owners, who abandoned the area 44 years ago to escape death,” Atai added.Varosha was abandoned by its inhabitants in August 1974 ahead of the advancing Turkish army.It was subsequently fenced off, and access was barred except for the Turkish military and United Nations personnel.UN Security Council Resolution 550 of 1984 called for Varosha to be handed over to the administration of the United Nations and resettled by the inhabitants who were forced out.You May LikeHealthZapGlimpse Of 50 Places No One Is Allowed To VisitHealthZapUndoCar Accident AttorneyCheck Out The Most Successful Car Accident Attorneys In Rowland Heights CaliforniaCar Accident AttorneyUndoKiwiReportThe Most Expensive Flops In Television HistoryKiwiReportUndo Mayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoFilms and food at RialtoUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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I probably dont need to tell you that not all sections of Americas gun-toting community respond well to criticism of their right to bear arms. read more