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October 17, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna charged with assault

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October 15, 2019

12 Canadians You Need to Know

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Meet this outstanding group of leaders at the 2017 Black Arts and Innovation Expo.  This one-day, one-of-a-kind event takes place on Saturday February 25th 2017 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at York Mills Gallery - 1885 Leslie Street, Toronto. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5for students. For ticket info go to www.blackexpo.ca. Advertisement The Black Arts and Innovation Expo (BAIE) is an event hosted by Excelovate and First Book Canada that ushers in a new way of celebrating Black History Month. While traditional Black History events honour the excellence of ancestors, which is important, BAIE focuses on the remarkable achievements of both current and emerging legends.Recognizing Modern Day Canadian HeroesIn Canada, heroes come in all shapes, sizes and colours. A hero is defined as a person who is admired for their outstanding achievements or noble qualities. The Black Arts & Innovation Expo is proud to honour 12 dynamic Black Canadians. This group of distinguished pacesetters are proven leaders in their areas of expertise and offer young Canadians many shining examples of the countless ways to achieve goals and truly excel.Today, we salute:Dr. Juliet Daniel – Scientist & Biology Professor: www.biology.mcmaster.ca/danielPerdita Felicien – World Champion & Olympian-100m Hurdles: www.perditafelicien.comShad, Recording Artist & Broadcaster: www.shadk.comFrancis Jeffers – Curator, Int’l African Inventors Museum: www.iaimuseum.orgClaudette McGowan – Technology & Publishing Executive: www.excelovate.comGeorge Elliott Clarke, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate: www.lop.parl.gc.caTamar Huggins Grant – Technology CEO & Author: www.techspark.caRobert Small – Legacy Enterprises CEO: www.thelegacyposter.comKarlyn Percil – SisterTalk CEO & Success Coach: www.karlynpercil.comDalton Higgins – Journalist, Author & PR Strategist www.daltonhiggins.wordpress.comThat Dude McFly – Social Media Luminary & Entertainer: @thatdudemcflyYasmin Warsame – Supermodel & Activist: @yazywarsamelast_img read more

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October 4, 2019

SFU research says Northern Gateway underestimates risk of oil spills

SFU research says Northern Gateway underestimates risk of oil spills VANCOUVER – A study from Simon Fraser University says Northern Gateway Pipelines is drastically underestimating the likelihood of oil spills from the project — a claim immediately labelled by the company as inflated and inaccurate.The study by Tom Gunton, director of the resource and environmental planning program, said the risk analysis submitted by the company to a federal review panel has many deficiencies, including using data that under reports tanker incidents.“Enbridge makes no attempt to adjust for this underreporting and consequently underestimates the probability of tanker spills,” Gunton said in a statement with the release of the report.Gunton’s analysis found the likelihood of a tanker spill ranges from one every 23 years to one every 196 years — higher than the one every 250 years estimated by Enbridge (TSX:ENB).It said a significant oil spill at the tanker terminal that would be built in Kitimat, B.C., as part of the project is possible once every 15 to 41 years, compared to the company estimate of once every 62 years.And there are likely to be 15 to 16 pipeline spills a year on land, compared to Enbridge’s estimate of one every two years, said the study released Thursday.John Carruthers, president of Northern Gateway Pipelines, said the report is misleading.He pointed out that Gunton appeared as a witness at federal review panel hearings for Coastal First Nations, a group that opposes the pipeline, but did not submit the report for review by the panel.“All of Northern Gateway’s conclusions have been subject to peer review, information requests and questioning by interveners and the Joint Review Panel,” Carruthers said in an email.The study was released days before the questioning phase of the hearings comes to an end and too late to be submitted, he said.“Given the timing, we can only conclude this study was purposely kept off the evidence record to avoid being tested in the hearing process,” he said.The spill numbers are inflated, Carruthers said, and the study does not reflect the new technology proposed for Northern Gateway.“Their study results are not borne out by real world tanker spill statistics. Based on Gunton’s estimates we should expect 21 to 77 large spills every year worldwide while in reality after 2000 it has been below 3, and in 2012 was zero,” Carruthers said.The report by Gunton, a former deputy minister of environment for a provincial NDP government, and Sean Broadbent, acknowledged that estimating risk is challenging because of the uncertainties involved, however, it concluded that Northern Gateway’s assessment is not accurate.“The risk assessment in this report also concludes that the (Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline) has a very high likelihood of a spill that may have significant adverse environmental effects,” it said.The review panel weighing the pipeline is expected to wrap up the questioning phase of hearings in Prince Rupert this weekend, and final arguments will begin in Terrace in June. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dene Moore, The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2013 2:28 pm MDT read more

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October 3, 2019

TMobile fined 48M over slowing unlimited data plans

by Tali Arbel, The Associated Press Posted Oct 19, 2016 9:05 am MDT Last Updated Oct 19, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, will pay $48 million for not clearly telling customers how “unlimited” data plans weren’t really, well, unlimited.The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that T-Mobile had a policy to slow down the speeds of customers who were the heaviest data users. But the agency said the company didn’t let customers know what the data-use threshold was for triggering the lower speed.The FCC said T-Mobile started doing a better job with disclosures in June 2015. The carrier now says in small print on its website that slower speeds may result for customers using more than 26 gigabytes a month if the network is congested.Asked for comment, T-Mobile referred to CEO John Legere’s tweet that it was a “good settlement with the FCC” and that the company “believes more info is best for customers.”Spokeswoman Stacey DiNuzzo said the changes that were made in June of last year were deemed sufficient and no more are necessary to comply with the settlement’s conditions. FCC spokesman Will Wiquist declined to comment on where T-Mobile stands.This isn’t the first time the agency has gone after the limits of unlimited plans. It fined AT&T $100 million last year for misleading customers on the mechanics of its unlimited plans — the carrier had been slowing speeds significantly after users hit a certain data threshold, even if there was no bottleneck. AT&T has contested the fine.Today, AT&T says on its website (also in small print) that it slows down heavy users’ data speeds after 22 GB are used in a month if there is network congestion.In its settlement with the FCC, T-Mobile will pay a $7.5 million penalty while $35.5 million will go to customers in the form of discounts or data upgrades. And $5 million will go toward expanding access to the internet for poorer children. The Bellevue, Washington, company will provide free internet service on devices for children in low-income school districts. The children can take the devices home to help them do their homework. FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, a person passes a T-Mobile store in New York. T-Mobile, the country’s No. 3 wireless carrier, has been fined $48 million for not clearly telling customers how “unlimited” data plans weren’t really, well, unlimited. The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, that T-Mobile had a policy to slow down the speeds of customers who were the heaviest data users. But the company didn’t let customers know what amount of data used would trigger the lower speed. The FCC says T-Mobile started doing a better job with disclosures in June 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) T-Mobile fined $48M over slowing ‘unlimited’ data plans read more

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October 2, 2019

Nicaragua continues progress on antipoverty targets Foreign Minister says

In his address to the 68th high-level debate, Minister Samuel Santos Lopez said that Nicaragua has made strides on overcoming poverty, hunger and inequality, while strengthening its economic and commercial relations with the international community and its organizations. Among the highpoints, Mr. Santos noted that the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) recognized the country’s “remarkable and exceptional progress” to ensure food security and reduce the prevalence of undernourishment. UN Women places Nicaragua among the first countries in the world with the highest percentage of women in government positions. Women occupy more than half of the positions in the Executive and Judiciary Branches, as well as in Municipal Courts. Some 42 per cent of female deputies are in the Judiciary Branch.Nicaragua has also prioritized enrolment of children in school, reducing maternal mortality rates, and combating HIV/AIDS.Turning to the wider Latin American and Caribbean region, the Nicaraguan official reiterated his country’s commitment to the struggle of other people for their full independence and sovereignty.Mr. Santos called for the immediate and unconditional terminations of the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.In addition, Mr. Santos reiterated support for Puerto Rico in their struggle for self-determination, independence and social justice.Later in the day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Mr. Santo and the two discussed several current issues of mutual interest such as the post-2015 development agenda and the recent Security Council resolution on Syria.They also discussed developments pertaining to the implementation of the International Court of Justice’s judgment in the case concerning Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia). read more

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September 22, 2019

Heres where the 58 new Dublinbikes stations are set to be located

first_imgClick here to see a larger version of this map. Green dots indicate proposed new stations, orange show existing stations. THE MAP ABOVE is not the greatest but it will give you a rough idea of where Dublinbikes is planning to locate its 58 new bike stations as part of its expansions plans due to be rolled out later this year.Dublin City Council announced last week that the hugely successful bike scheme will be expanded with 950 extra bikes and 2,000 bike stands set to be rolled out to the east and west of the city.It is hoped that works will commence this October and be completed during July 2014. There are 33,000 long term Dublinbikes subscribers with the bikes being used on a daily basis anywhere up to 7,000 time.Thanks to the former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Labour councillor Andrew Montague who first proposed the Dublinbikes scheme. Read: With over 5 million journeys made so far, Dublinbikes scheme set for expansionIn numbers: DublinBikes celebrates its 2nd birthdaylast_img read more

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September 5, 2019

KXIP vs KKR Dream 11 and MPL fantasy tips live stream preview

first_imgTwo good friends from Chennai, leading their respective sides and grappling to get a spot in the IPL playoffs. And they are in charge of talented, yet faltering teams. R Ashwin’s KXIP will take on Dinesh Karthik’s KKR and the winner will keep their chances of making it to the playoffs alive, while the loser will be on the brink of elimination. It promises to be an absolute scorcher in Mohali and both the leaders need to step up and lead their side with precision.Predicted XI of both the sides: Shubman Gill and Andre RussellKolkata Knight Riders InstagramKings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur RahmanKolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry GurneyFantasy tips and suggestions: Chris Gayle and KL RahulIANSWicket-keeper: It is a crunch match and Dinesh Karthik has to step up. He could walk in at number 4 and get the nod ahead of Nicholas Pooran who could struggle against the KKR spinners. Karthik has also found form in the recent games which augurs well for his side.Batsmen: Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill have been going great guns for KKR at the top of the order and the management should stick with young Gill as an opener. On a true surface in Mohali, he can be a real game-changer, a factor that helps him get the nod along with Lynn to stay in the side.For KXIP, it is the Gayle-KL combination which has to get the job done for the side. Both the batsmen have looked in good form but need to make a match-winning contribution, especially in this match.All-rounders: Who else but Andre Russell. After plenty of comments, he was finally promoted to number 3 in the last game against Mumbai Indians and made an immediate impact. He should be persisted with in the top 4. Also, his temperament and skills with the ball will come in handy for KKR.Spinners: R Ashwin believes he is right up there with the best spinners this season and he has the numbers to make this judgement. The skipper has led by example this year and has been a consistent performer in the middle overs.Also, Mujeeb ur Rahman could play this match, which makes him a pick too as he could be a trump card against the marauding Andre Russell in the middle overs.And then there is the proven performer in Sunil Narine, who has to get the job done against Chris Gayle and KL Rahul early in the piece to set the ball rolling for KKR.Seamers: Mohali has proved to be an absolute belter for batting but Mohammed Shami has been good on the surface with his pace and accuracy. He is a definite pick.Also, KKR should persist with Harry Gurney as his variations with the ball can come in handy against the fluent KXIP stroke-makers.last_img read more

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September 3, 2019

Landslide death toll now 158

first_imgBangladeshi fire fighters search for bodies after a landslide in Bandarban on June 13, 2017. Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 46 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said on June 13. AFPA child, who suffered injuries by landslide at Muslimpara in Rangamati district town, breathed his last on Saturday, raising the death toll to 158 in five southeastern districts, says UNB.Jisan, 3, son of Bajlur Rahman, died on the way to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) from Sadar Hospital in the afternoon as his condition was deteriorated, said sources at Sadar police station.Earlier, the bodies of a woman and a man were recovered from the rubble and mud at Dumdumia in Jurachhari upazila of the district in the morning, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer Rashed Iqbal Chowdhury.The identities of the two deceased could not be known yet.Bangladesh Army and Fire Service earlier on Friday evening had officially declared the end of the rescue operation in the district, the UNO said. But they remain ready to act on any information from locals to carry out specific rescue or recovery efforts.Meanwhile the engineering corps of Bangladesh Army have been working to restore the vehicular movements on Rangamati-Chittagong road, Rangamati-Khagrachhari road, Rangamati-Baraichhari road and Rangamati-Kaptai road as those remained shut since Tuesday due to the disastrous landslides triggered by incessant rains.Till now, more than 2,000 people have been evacuated from the risky hill slopes and taken to shelter centres in the district.With this, a total of 114 people, including five army men, were killed in Rangamati, which was hit hardest by the hillslides, while 34 in Chittagong, six in Bandarban, two each in Cox’s Bazar and Khagrachhari.Meanwhile, the rescue operations in Bandarban, Khagrachhari and Chittagong ended three days back.Road communication on Rangamati-Chittagong, disrupted following the massive landslides in Rangamati and nearby districts, will be restored within three days for plying small vehicles.The road will be opened for the long routed buses and heavy vehicles within a month, said major general Siddiqur Rahman, chief of engineering core of Bangladesh Army while talking to reporters at Rangamati circuit house.He said nearly 145 points on the Chittagong-Rangamati Highway were damaged due to the landslides, expecting that the reconstruction work will be completed soon if the rains stay away.GOC of 24th Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army and area commander of Chittagong major general Jahangir Kabir Talukudar and Rangamati regional commander Golam Faruk, among others, were present at that time.Major general Jahangir Kabir Talukdar said they have taken an initiative to transport goods, including drinking water and fuel, through waterways.last_img read more

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September 2, 2019

Vice President Pence Is Visiting San Antonio and Sutherland Springs

first_imgWith information from Todd J. Gillman Washington Bureau Chief Dallas Morning News (Pool journalist) Vice President Pence is to arrive by Marine 2 at Joint Base Andrews Wednesday, heading for San Antonio and Sutherland Springs, Texas.Traveling with him are Reps. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, and Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo. Cuellar’s district includes Sutherland Springs and he spoke with pool before boarding Air Force 2.“It’s hard. This is a community that has never seen anything like this before, of course. A lot of communities haven’t seen anything like this before. Everybody knows everybody that got killed. Everybody knows everybody that got hurt. It’s very emotional,” Cuellar said.He called Pence “very compassionate. This is a time when the people need the hugs and the kind words, because right now there’s a lot of tears falling on the streets of Sutherland Springs, and it means a lot for him to be there.”Cuellar said he’s working with Appropriations Committee subcommittee chairs Culberson to add $10 million to an account to defray local overtime costs for police etc. Working with Sen. Cornyn on beefing up background checks. Cuellar met Tuesday with Air Force chief of staff and came away dismayed that the shooter wasn’t reported to the background database.“There were three different opportunities when they should have sent that information,” he said.Cuellar sees no change in opinion about gun rights locally after this tragedy. He’s represented Wilson County for 13 years.“The Second Amendment is very strong and will remain strong there,” he said. Sharecenter_img Associated PressVice President Mike Pence speaks to the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)last_img read more

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Full Show Texas AMs Role At Los Alamos And NASA Goes To

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /50:33center_img X On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Stafford’s school board is holding a special meeting on safety measures tonight after the city council cut funding for resource officers last week. The school board president lays out his security priorities for the district. Then, News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall examines why Houston’s immigration judges are less likely to grant asylum.Also this hour: In June it was announced that Texas A&M is among a group of institutions that will operate Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s preeminent nuclear research facility, over the next five years under a new $2.5 billion contract. We learn why the move was made and what A&M might be doing.Then, David Alexander of the Rice Space Institute tells Houston Matters about the new Parker Solar Probe, which will travel to the sun. Author Reza Aslan discusses his book, God: A Human History. And we visit Houston’s 311 call center.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free, daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

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September 1, 2019

Crysis 2 new multiplayer trailer released

first_imgFor Xbox fans eager to get hold of the sequel to one of the most technically advanced PC games of this era, you will be pleased to hear that EA have released a new multiplayer trailer for Crysis 2 which is expected to release in March of this year.The trailer showcases the lush graphics and power-ups that you have at your disposal via your Nanosuit, and it does look amazing I have to say.As for the back story, the year is 2023, terrifying alien invaders stalk the New York City streets. Only you can prevail, wielding the supersoldier enhancements of the Nanosuit 2. The information of the official EA Crysis 2 site says we’ll be getting 6 new gameplay modes including Armor mode (heavy weapons use) and Stealth mode (traps and sniping).  There’s around 12 New York city locations, 4 classes + 5 custom classes, a total of 50 multiplayer rank and 20 or so Nanosuit modules.That’s all arriving in March, though, for now just enjoy the new multiplayer footage:Read more at Team Xboxlast_img read more

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Shade the Changing Girls Team Are Ready to Take Her on Some

first_imgStay on target DC’s ‘Batman Experience’ Pop-Up Exhibition Is Coming to SDCC’Krypton’ Series Season 2 Sneak Peek: Superman’s Home Planet Is at Stake DC’s Young Animal imprint curated by Gerard Way has seen a return to the strange and transgressive comics of the early Vertigo days. One of if not the standout title of the line has been Shade, the Changing Girl by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone. I got the chance to chat with them the other day about the release of Shade, the Changing Girl Volume 2 and the lead up to the start of the next volume, Shade, the Changing Woman. So the first arch deals a lot with finding yourself and dealing with how people perceive you versus how you perceive yourself. While that element is still there in volume two, it shifts more towards nostalgia and reflection. I wanted to hear from both of you on how you both came up with shifting the focus to nostalgia.Cecil: So you know I knew that what I really liked about the analogy of the first volume, and Marley and I have talked about this, is you feel like an alien when you’re a teenager. We thought it’d be kind of nice to have her in high school and have that first part have Shade adjusting to her new body, and it felt right to be in that arena. I did have more ideas on how to keep up with that. There were a lot of stories in that high school about that swim team and all that stuff that I was interested in, but in talking with our editor Jamie Rich, we decided that it’d be good to open it up. Loma, her whole mission was to wander to leave, to be a tourist on earth and feel these emotions. And it felt that the high school setting was too claustrophobic. Seemed kinda obvious to have her go on and search for Honey, her favorite character from a show she liked, Life With Honey, broadcast from us to outer space. So it made sense to go into nostalgia because that’s the reason that brought her to earth.Marley: And I also think that the first stage of the book is about adjusting to a human body, getting comfortable in a human body. And when she is in the second phase, she’s in a new stage of development. She’s thinking about what she’s idealized that this perfect image of Honey and earth are related. She’s trying to find her place in this world, and she’s exploring and seeing what’s real. Is this real? And sometimes that can be a knockback.Cecil: Yeah, it’s about how she’s matured. You know like when you mature you suddenly have the wool taken off your eyes and see things as they are. Earth is suddenly being revealed to her in it’s true, raw form.That’s great! Since you mentioned Life With Honey, I gotta know more about how you all came up with that. What shows like that influenced both of you when coming up with this amalgamation? And the character of Honey and how she’s not the same person now?Cecil: For me, Life With Honey is based on a very specific show, I Love Lucy, and it’s because I Love Lucy, the way that it was broadcast the waves of it actually bounced off the earth and went out into outer space. So if you were an alien and you were receiving messages from earth, I Love Lucy would be one of the first things you’d see. It’s still traveling. I don’t remember precisely how many light years away it is at this point. It just struck me as funny that you know maybe aliens would be watching I Love Lucy and that’s what they would think earth is like. I wanted to make it because we are dealing with madness and there is the acronym M.A.D., mutually assured destruction, from the Cold War in terms of the arms race that it would be a good thing to bring into the fray. So thinking something about M.A.D. And making Honey the fun, but seemingly dim-witted housewife of a brilliant nuclear physicist and her wacky hyjinx she gets into there. The idea was to have every issue to have a short story of Life With Honey to parallel emotionally with a lesson that Loma is going through. I always suggest to people to always read Life With Honey and not skip over that because it always enhances the story.Marley: With Honey, it’s not what the aliens are seeing, it’s what’s real. Well, I did draw her first.Cecil: Yeah, you did.Marley: Yeah I drew her first in issue 3. Then I didn’t draw her again til after the backup stories. The reality and age point, exploring what it’s like to be an aging star and drawing that. Definitely a different flavor to it.Cecil: I think it’s important because Honey has always been her (Loma’s) mentor/guru of earth. That’s who Loma turns to, so it’s nice to have her actually be that person. And to still have her be that confident and tour guide, but in a much different way than she expected.Great! A little more specific on the art since we have Marley here. How was it designing madness and how madness looks in the book versus reality?Marley: You mean how I approached it? Hmmm. It was different for volume two than it was for volume one. Volume one you see tongues, you see eyeballs because she’s getting used to her form and she’s manifesting what she’s experiencing in a new body, so it’s kind of coming out in weird places through physical manifestations. Now she’s just drifting, so she’s grabbing it from other people’s feelings. I’m kind of drawing on an exaggeration of other things around her because she’s focusing outwardly as she’s exploring around the United States. It changes depending on whatever the scenario is. I have some things that are consistent to show that the madness is happening, but I try to streamline it so people can still follow. It can be really fun, and hopefully grounded somewhere in there, but this is generally my approach.For sure. One other thing I noticed about the book in general and it’s really prominent in Volume Two is that the antagonists aren’t really driven by evil which is common in big two comics. The motivation of these characters is love and prioritizing someone else’s love over your own or prioritizing your own love over someone else’s. That seems to be the source of most of the conflict. So how did you come about structuring the story in this way that’s unique to big two comics?Cecil: Well, I think that when you’re dealing with madness, it’s such a strange thing and I wanted to do something a bit different than the Vertigo run that happened over twenty years ago. There was a lot of violence in it; a lot of cruelty and stuff. I wanted to stake a claim in a new area, so love was sort of a natural place to go. I think it’s ever hopeful, so you can have as much despair as you want. Doesn’t mean we don’t have evil in there. Doesn’t mean we won’t have evil in there. But I think love is a good North Star to sail by and I feel like Loma has so much to learn. It’s about Loma becoming a being, not a human being, but a whole being. Love is a powerful thing. And love can also be used as a weapon. Love can sometimes be turned on you. It’s a wonderful thing, but there are scary parts of it too.I know we’re running short on time.Cecil: We still have time for one more question!Okay! So with everything set up here, it can go anywhere you want the story to go now. Do you want to give readers any hints on the direction things might go or what we might see in the next arch?Marley: I think there is definitely a tone shift. We are getting further into what it means to be a whole person. Sometimes that’s embracing different aspects, even negative aspects and it’s different. I don’t want to give anything away though!Cecil: I don’t want to give anything away either! I’m like afraid because how do you say things without saying anything!You know, I will say that it is a few years later. So Shade, she’s got this new body that’s her, and she’s sort of exploring the world in a much more deep way that is both pleasurable and painful. The world is also moving on and things are happening in the world that she’s going to have to face.I’m really excited for it! You’re both doing really great stuff.Cecil: Thank you! Marley: We’re a great team and we like this book a lot.Anything else you want to add before we wrap up.Cecil: In Shade, the Changing Woman we have wonderful backup stories that are illustrated by Jamie Coe. I just want to emphasize that they really are a part of the story and I want to encourage readers of Shade to definitely not skip the backups because they’re extra peaks to the whole of the story. Marley: And if you skip them you miss out on Jamie Coe’s art. He’s frickin’ awesome!Thank you both so much! This was really great. Can’t wait for the next volume.Shade, the Changing Woman #1 is available everywhere March 7thlast_img read more

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What to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019

first_imgStay on target As an annual holy land for all things nerdy in pop culture, there are a bunch of different exciting things you can expect to see at the San Diego Comic-Con. And this year’s show happening in just a few weeks will be no different. However, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero action epic continues to grow over the years, learning more about its upcoming films has been the highlight of SDCC time and time again. They literally trotted out Tom Hiddleston dressed as Loki and made the crowd shout his name.While Marvel, as one of the two major comic book companies, always has some kind of presence at the Comic Convention, Marvel Studios holding a panel isn’t always a guarantee. For example, last year Feige and friends skipped the event following the release of Avengers: Infinity War, offering us no clues on the fate of our dusted heroes. That’s what makes it even more exciting whenever Marvel Studios does announce its return to the legendary Hall H.Now that Avengers: Endgame has ended the MCU as we know it (with Spider-Man: Far From Home serving as a little epilogue), there’s no better time for Marvel to show us what comes next. Fortunately, we now know that Marvel Studios is holding a 90-minute SDCC panel on Saturday, July 20 at 6:45 P.M. Pacific Time. The description doesn’t say much. “Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.” We expect some of those panelists to be dead Avengers offering us final farewells. But while tributes to the MCU’s impressive past may be cathartic, here’s what we’re hoping to learn about the future.Phase 4So what exactly are the next Marvel movies? We have only the slightest idea. And if Marvel doesn’t tell us the first concrete details of its Phase 4 slate at SDCC then what’s even the point.Right now Scarlett Johansson is filming (and producing) the standalone Black Widow movie. Considering the current status of her character, this pretty much has to be a prequel. But the exact year remains a mystery. Set photos also suggest the main villain might be skull-faced copy-cat Taskmaster. Cate Shortland is directing and other cast members include Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, and Florence Pugh as the potential new Black Widow Yelena Belova. This is the first Phase 4 movie we expect to see.The Eternals from Chloe Zhao also seems to be moving along nicely. To be honest, I basically know nothing about these evolved ancient alien-influenced humans. It’s almost as if Marvel needed to find a secret race even more obscure than the Inhumans. But a cast headed by Angelina Jolie can’t help but raise our interest. Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, and Ma Dong-seok have also been cast and rumors suggest Keanu Reeves may appear in this one.Details on the rest of Phase 4 though are even more sparse, at least until we hopefully learn more at SDCC. Director Destin Daniel Cretton is working on the Shang-Chi movie which might reveal the martial artist’s connection to the real Mandarin. Ryan Coogler and Scott Derrickson are working on sequels to Black Panther and Doctor Strange, respectively. James Gunn still needs to make his Suicide Squad sequel before restarting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. And these are all just solo films. The next Avengers-style team-up movie is still a complete question mark.Disney+The next big frontier for the MCU isn’t just in movie theaters but also on streaming TV services. After wrapping up sexy semi-canonical offshoots on Netflix, Marvel is preparing a slate of prestige streaming miniseries for the upcoming Disney+ firmly set in the cinematic universe. Although none of these shows seem far enough along to launch alongside the service this November, we do expect to see first looks at announced projects at SDCC. Those projects include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the animated What If…?, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye.FoxDon’t forget, Marvel is also a part of the increasingly frightening entertainment empire that is Disney. And earlier this year Disney finally completed its dark mission of buying up most of Fox, tightening its depressing stranglehold over the industry. It sucks, a lot of people lost their jobs, and promising movies were cancelled. Frankly, it’s hard to get hyped about Fox’s Marvel characters like the X-Men and Fantastic Four joining the MCU if this is what it costs. But if you do care about that sort of thing, this SDCC might give us the first tease of the future of those characters.For more on SDCC 2019 check out what you can expect from Lego and Pokemon. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe last_img read more

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August 31, 2019

SSKM turns saviour for elderly patient

first_imgKolkata: For the first time in the history of any government hospital, SSKM Hospital installed the most advanced and one of the most expensive pacemakers on a patient, made possible thanks to the robust health service schemes introduced in the state by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Md Asik Alam (66) had his pacemaker infected for two consecutive times and the doctors had no option other than implanting a leadless pacemaker on the right ventricle of his heart. Alam and his family members became reluctant after they came to know that a leadless pacemaker would cost them around Rs 10 lakh in top private hospitals in the city. There was no other option except the installation of a leadless pacemaker on the wall of the right ventricle to save the life of the elderly patient, who is a resident of Berhampore in Murshidabad. SSKM Hospital turned saviour for the patient and the operation was conducted free of cost. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA leadless pacemaker is a small self-contained device looking almost like a capsule that is inserted in the right ventricle of the heart. According to the doctors at SSKM, a pacemaker had been installed on the right side of Alam’s chest by a private hospital in the city around eight years ago. After six years, the pacemaker got infected and the patient was brought to the hospital, where the doctors mounted another pacemaker on the left side of his chest. But the patient developed similar complications as the second one also got infected. A team comprising doctors from both the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery (CTVS) departments conducted the operation. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”This is the first time a government-run hospital has implanted a leadless pacemaker on a patient completely free of cost. It has become possible due to the comprehensive healthcare system launched by the state government. Poor people are being benefitted by the schemes,” said a senior cardiologist at SSKM. The doctors also said that this is a late infection. Generally infection develops within 1-2 years from the date of operation. But in this case, the pacemaker got infected years later. In a conventional pacemaker, the pulse generator is connected to the right atrium and right ventricle through leads in case of a dual chamber pacemaker. While in case of single chamber pacemaker, the leads are connected either to the right atrium or the right ventricle. The patient has already been released from the hospital and is doing fine, doctors said.last_img read more

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August 30, 2019

VIDEO Passengers miraculously walk away unharmed from fiery plane crash outside of

first_img Advertisement A dashcam video posted online shows the moment a small plane went down in a fiery crash on a street in Mukilteo, Washington, outside of Seattle, yesterday.Miraculously, the pilot and another passenger only suffered minor injuries from the wreck. It’s hard to believe after watching the video.This could have been a helluva lot worse.WATCH: Dramatic dashcam video captures a fiery small plane crash near Seattle: https://t.co/gv5vcMS4Gy pic.twitter.com/ziJ9aP0Vnh— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) May 3, 2017last_img

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August 29, 2019

Former police officer killed in Felipe Carrillo Puerto

first_imgFelipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — A former police officer-turned-journalist was shot and killed Friday in the southern town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.The former officer was gunned down Friday while inside a bar called La Baticueva in Colonia Francisco May, on 76th Street between 61 and 63 in the small town.Reports say that after the shooting, the unknown gunman fled the scene. No arrests were made.The deceased has been identified as José Guadalupe Chan Dzib, a former police officer and current news journalist. In the past, he worked for Por Esto and El Quequi.He was currently working for a digital media company under the name El Güero.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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August 19, 2019

University Theater Gospel Music Festival and other happenings around Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Christmas cheer, oxcart parades, and other happenings around Costa Rica Cowboys, coffee, and other happenings around Costa Rica U.S. Independence Day Concert, ExpoVida 2015 and other happenings around Costa Rica Cultural Center anniversary, vegan fair, and more events around Costa Rica Facebook Comments Theater: “The Process”University Theater, of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), is turning 65 years old; to celebrate this milestone, the theater group is performing Franz Kafka’s trascendental play “The Process.” It tells the story of a man who, on his 30th birthday, is unexpectedly arrested by unidentified men from an unspecified agency for an unspecified crime – a critique of the legal system that is as thought-provoking today as ever.“El Proceso” will be performed August 20 – September 13, Thu-Sat at 8p.m. at Teatro La Aduana, La Antigua Aduana, San José Av. 3. ₡5,000 ($10). For more information call 2257-8305.Music: “Game of Choir”The first concert of the 2015 season of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) will feature soundtracks of famous movies, series and anime, such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games,  Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Super Smash Bros, Death Note and Elfen Lied, among others. With the participation of guests Coro Universitario UCR Sede Atlántica and Zukia Band.“Game of Choir” will be performed August 22-29 at 6p.m. and August 23-30 at 5p.m., at the University of Costa Rica. ₡6,000 ($12). For more info call 2511-4165.Festival: Food & MusicGo around the world in three hours. Think it’s impossible? Then you must attend the first edition of Food and Music at Avenida Escazú. The festival is will feature six restaurants and a bar with a wide range of gastronomic offerings, including Italian, Peruvian, and international contemporary dishes, among others.“Food & Music” takes place August 29 at 6p.m. Free. For more information call 2278-2067- Courtesy of Music & Food FestivalTour: “A Walking Chat”Still getting to know San José? “A walking chat” is a tour around San José, focused on the history and current challenges facing the Torres River. The tour starts at the Feria Verde de Aranjuez and continues through San José visiting the old lake of Guadalupe, SpiroGyra Butterfly house, Barrio Amón, Barrio Tournon, Museo de los Niños, and Los Cipreses.“Tertulia en movimiento” takes place August 22. Meeting point is at Feria Verde in Barrio Aranjuez, San José, at 8 a.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Reservations required. More info; riourbano.cr@gmail.com / 8366-0852.Workshop: Cooking Classes for KidsWouldn´t you like to have a mini chef at home? This one-day cooking workshop for kids is your big shot: kids will learn some basic everyday recipes, etiquette and table manners. Ticket includes ingredients, materials, printed recipes and lunch.“Clases de cocina para niños” takes place August 22 at Barrio Escalante, 300 meters east of Cine Magaly, the house painted with a floral design. ₡10,000 ($20). For more information call 2253-9751.Music: Gospel FestivalThe tenth edition of gospel music fest “Let it Shine” takes place this August 22. Plenty of Costa Rican chorus and gospel groups will be taking part in the event; every group will interpret an a capella song and another with instrumental companion.“Let it shine” takes place August 22 at the Melico Salazar Theater. ₡6,500 – 11,500 ($13 – 23). 7 p.m. More info at the Festival Website.Festival: Music in San JoséThis festival kicks off at 7 p.m. with a San José-themed clothing and textile exhibit, followed by a photography exhibit showing the Creole rock scene, accompanied by the acoustic music of Emma Brott and Oscar Washington. To wrap things up, a three-band concert: 11:11, ColorNoise and Capitán Rooster. The concert will be accompanied by a show of aerial silks.“Música en Chepe” takes place August 21 at El Sótano, Barrio Amón. 7p.m. ₡4,000 ($8). More info at the event’s Facebook page.Annual Garage SaleAs an initiative to support the Young Life International School Ministry, a big garage sale in Escazú will offer furniture, clothes, baby items, art supplies, curtains, kitchen items,  exercise equipment, electronics, lots of books, home decor, and much more.The Ministry’s sale takes place August 22 at the International Baptist Church, in Guachipelin, Escazú. 8a.m. – 12p.m. For more information call Grace Stephens at 8323-4728 or Jeannie Hampton at 8314-2676.last_img read more

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August 10, 2019

Cher drops postponed Winnipeg show from her tour d

first_imgCher drops postponed Winnipeg show from her tour due to ‘scheduling difficulties’ WINNIPEG — Cher won’t be turning back time to play Winnipeg after all.Several weeks after a sudden illness left the pop diva’s fans hanging inside the venue, organizers say plans to reschedule her concert have been scrapped.Live Nation blames “scheduling difficulties” for making a new date for Here We Go Again at Bell MTS Place impossible.Originally the promoter had encouraged fans to hold onto their tickets for a rescheduled show.The cancellation deals another disappointment to about 10,000 fans who were blindsided when Cher cancelled her Winnipeg show last month — nearly an hour after her opening act had finished their set.Concertgoers were told the 73-year-old singer was stricken by a “sudden short-term illness” that prevented her from performing.Cher tweeted an apology to fans the following night saying she was “literally (heartbroken),” using a brokenheart emoji.“It truly hurts me to disappoint fans who are excited about coming to see my show,” she added in the tweet.Cher pushed onwards with her tour in the days after her illness, playing four other western Canadian cities.Live Nation says tickets purchased online and by phone will be refunded automatically while other tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cher performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Las Vegas. Cher won’t be turning back time to play Winnipeg after all. Several weeks after a sudden illness left the pop diva’s fans hanging inside the venue, organizers say plans to reschedule her concert have been scrapped. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello/Invision center_img by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 13, 2019 12:30 pm PDT Follow @dfriend on Twitter.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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August 9, 2019

RD a model for the Cypriot economy

first_imgTHE MEDICAL School at the University of Nicosia and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics are organising an event on June 13 entitled The Israeli Experience in R&D: A Model for the Cypriot economy.A presentation will be given by Professor Yehoshua Gleitman, who is considered to be the father of the technology industry and innovation in Israel. He is also an innovative consultant for the World Bank.Gleitman’s presentation will describe Israel’s experience in the field of research and development. He will introduce aspects of the high-tech industry and describe the role of the state in the industry. The coordination between the state and the private sector  on research and development will also be touched on. Successful examples from Israel will be reported on and suggestions for the Cyprus industry will be given.Professor Shlomo Noy, vice president of research and development at the neurology institute Sheba in Israel will give a speech on bio-medicine. He will also talk about the research and development experiences of the Sheba institute.Chief executive officer of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and of the Cyprus Molecular Medical School, Philip Patsalis, will present the progress of research done by academic and research institutions right up until the final development stages in biotechnology companies in Cyprus. The problems and challenges faced during this time will also be talked about. Patsalis will give suggestions to institutions, the state and to the EU.The event is supported by President Nicos Anastasiades and by the Israeli embassy in Cyprus. The event will be in English and will be held in the library of the Medical School of the University of Nicosia at 93 Agiou Nikolaou Street in Engomi, Nicosia. The event is open to the public but because places are limited, all those interested in attending should make a reservation until June 12 by calling 22471900/955 or by sending an email to georgiou.h @ unic.ac.cyYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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February 24, 2019

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