Santa wont write individual letters to schools home delivery remains the same

first_imgCanada Post says Santa won’t be sending as many personalized letters to kids this year, though he still wants to make sure he responds to every note he receives.The postal agency says many children write letters to Santa both from home and from school, which gave Santa and his elves a total of 1.6 million notes to reply to last year.To make sure kids don’t get inconsistent responses, Canada Post says its program will change for letters sent from school.Santa will sent a poster-sized group letter back to all classes that write him, with every child’s name included in the note.He’ll also include a “special package of seeds from the North Pole” that teachers can use to lead a class activity. Teachers are encouraged to get their students’ letters in the mail by Dec. 2.If kids still want a personalized reply from Santa, they can still write him from home. Canada Post says children will be sure to get a response before Christmas if they mail their letter before Dec. 11.The agency said letters written in class cannot receive a response sent to a child’s home since privacy legislation bars schools from sharing student addresses.Parents, teachers and kids wanting to write to Santa should direct their letters to Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0.last_img read more

First Nations childrens advocate in Manitoba fasting over broken child welfare system

first_imgAPTN National NewsManitoba’s advocate for First Nations children has set up a teepee and is on a four day fast to bring attention to the province’s “broken” child welfare system.Cora Morgan started her fast on the front lawn of the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.dward@aptn.calast_img

ADF Group reports Q2 loss revenue down from year ago citing tariff

first_imgTERREBONE, Que. – The head of steel fabricator ADF Group Inc. says the company swung to a loss in the latest quarter after tariffs imposed by the U.S. on steel weighed on business.“The loss of major contracts earlier this year, following the initial uncertainty resulting from the U.S. import duties announcement, played havoc on our fabrication schedule and manpower utilization,” said company CEO Jean Paschini on an earnings call Thursday.The company reported a loss of $532,000 in its latest quarter ending July 31, compared with a profit of $1.9 million a year ago. Losses for the last two quarters totalled $1.4 million compared with earnings of $2.3 million for the same stretch last year.ADF, which manufactures large complex steel structures, says the loss for the last quarter amounted to two cents per share compared with a profit of six cents per share a year ago.The U.S. imposed a 25 per cent tariff on imports of steel and 10 per cent tariff on aluminum at the end of May after initially giving Canada an exemption.ADF, which drew about 85 per cent of revenues from the U.S. in the last quarter, temporarily laid off 50 employees in March after losing out on major bids for U.S. projects due in part to the uncertainty over tariffs.In June, the company rolled out a work-share program that had employment insurance benefits make up for the reduced work hours for employees.Revenue for the last quarter totalled $32.2 million, down from $45.3 million in the same quarter last year.Paschini said the company expects better results in the second half of the year after securing more work despite the tariff uncertainties.The company’s order backlog stood at $141.1 million at July 31, compared with $85.5 million at Jan. 31.Companies in this story: (TSX:DRX)last_img read more

UN police in Kosovo arrest four more suspects over murder of two

The arrests bring to seven the total number of suspects arrested over the killings, spokesman Stephane Dujarric told a press briefing in New York.The police officers – one from Ghana and one from the Kosovo Police Service – had been conducting routine work in a marked UN car near Podujevo, in the Pristina region, on 23 March when they were shot dead. A UN language assistant was also shot but survived the attack.The killings occurred less than a week after the province endured its worst violence since UNMIK assumed control almost five years ago. Nineteen people were killed, hundreds of other people were injured and many homes and religious buildings were destroyed or damaged in the ethnically-based clashes.The latest arrests followed yesterday’s interception of a vehicle carrying three people in Kosovo. When the occupants tried to escape, police gave chase and one of the group being pursued, a Kosovo Albanian man, received gunshot injuries.Mr. Dujarric said the man was immediately arrested and taken to a hospital. His condition there is said to be not life-threatening.A subsequent search, with the help of air support from the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), led to the arrest of three other Kosovo Albanians.Two men and one woman, all Kosovo Albanians, are already in pre-trial custody over their alleged involvement in the murders. read more

Ban outraged by deadly attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

According to initial reports, a UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) convoy was ambushed early this morning as it travelled from Ménaka to Ansongo, in Mali’s north-eastern Gao region.It is the deadliest attack to hit MINUSMA to date and brings the mission’s total number of casualties to 30 peacekeepers killed and 90 wounded since it first deployed on 1 July 2013. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General reminded the armed groups operating in northern Mali of their commitment to cooperate with the UN to prevent attacks against peacekeepers.With a second phase of peace negotiations are underway in Algiers, the statement continued, Mr. Ban “insists that all parties must demonstrate good faith and commitment to a political solution and that the perpetrators of these appalling actions are brought to justice.” Despite initial security improvements in 2013, the situation in Northern Mali has deteriorated since the beginning of this year. An increase in incidents involving improvised explosive devices, mostly targeting Malian and international security forces, has impeded the return to normalcy and resumption of economic and development activities.The first phase of the inter-Malian negotiation process, which was held from 16 to 24 July in Algiers, aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace agreement which would end the crisis. It concluded with the adoption of a roadmap by all parties. Mr. Ban offered his deepest condolences to the bereaved families as well as to the Government and people of Niger and reassured the people of Mali that the UN would continue its “steadfast support to their search for peace.”At the same time, the Security Council echoed the Secretary-General’s statement, condemning the attack “in the strongest terms” and expressing its condolences to the families of the peacekeepers while also paying tribute to the blue helmets killed. In addition, the 15 members of the Council urged the Government of Mali to “swiftly investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice,” stressing that all those responsible be held accountable and that the attacks themselves may, in fact, constitute war crimes under international law. read more

Brock researchers receive NSERC grants and scholarships

A product of Vitamin A metabolism, retinoic acid, has long been known to aid the development of nerve cells, which are cells that process and transmit information in the brain through electrical and chemical signals. Brock University biologist Gaynor Spencer is examining how retinoic acid guides the growing nerve cells during their development and regeneration.Specifically, she’ll be looking at how the growing tips of these nerve cells, called “growth cones,” turn towards retinoic acid and investigate how retinoic acid changes the direction of growth. She will be using snails to study this process.“If we can utilize the snail nerve cells to actually determine how retinoic acid is doing this, then hopefully that information will be applicable to understanding growth-cone behaviour in vertebrates and mammals,” says Spencer.She is also examining the role that retinoic acid has in the adult brain by studying how it might be important for learning and memory.“What we’ve shown in the snail is that when we block the retinoic acid signaling pathway, the animals will still learn, but they won’t show long-term memory,” says Spencer. Her next research phase will be to record the exact changes that take place in the cells of the snail’s brain that might determine why the snail can’t form memory in the absence of retinoid signaling.But Spencer cautions that it’s still very early days to make the leap to human beings in terms of retinoic acid use for boosting memory. She said the snail is “a relatively simple model system to try to understand basic mechanisms of how these molecules are important in memory processes.”Spencer is one of 15 Brock University researchers who received Discovery Grant awards totaling $1.98 million for the 2015-2020 funding period. The federal granting agency Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) announced the results of the 2015 Discovery Grants, scholarships and fellowships competitions for universities across the country June 22.“Our success rate for those already holding a grant is an impressive 83 per cent, which was well above the average (65 per cent) for small universities in this year’s competition,” says Joffre Mercier, associate vice-president research of Natural and Health Sciences.“This reflects the hard work and leading-edge quality of our researchers’ work and our growing reputation as a research-intensive university,” he said, adding that Brock received a one-year Research Tools and (RTI) grant of over $25,000.In addition, seven Brock graduate students were recognized for research excellence with scholarships and fellowships totaling $318,500.“In a very competitive funding environment, it is a tremendous accomplishment for our graduate students to be selected to receive NSERC awards,” says Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies. “The awards are a clear measure of excellence and recognition of the scope and calibre of work that our students pursue and the potential that their work holds in contributing to discovery and innovation in Canada.”Research programs for the 14 Discovery Grant recipients span a broad array of subjects ranging from developing prospective memory in young children to biological reasons for why people perceive flavour differently to expanding knowledge of how Vitamin E interacts with cell membranes.For her part, Spencer says the $225,000 grant she received over five years will allow her to continue to do “competitive” research and to train high-quality graduate students. “NSERC is a lifeline; I wouldn’t be able to continue running a research lab at this level without the NSERC funding.”NSERC’s “flagship” Discovery Grants program provides core research funding  “so Canada’s best researchers can pursue their most promising ideas and breakthrough discoveries – world firsts in knowledge,” said the agency’s June 22 media release.“Today’s investment in more than 3, 800 researchers at 70 universities across the country ensures Canada has a broad base of talented men and women whose research continues to push the boundaries of knowledge, creates jobs and opportunities while improving the quality of life of Canadians,” said Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology).Brock University’s results for the 2015-2020 NSERC Discovery Grants competition are:Brand, Uwe (Earth Sciences): Modern and Deep Time oceanography (SSC, SLC) & climatology (SST): insight from brachiopod archivesFuk, Henryk (Math & Statistics): Computational problems in spatiallyextended discrete dynamical systemsHarroun, Thad (Physics): Biophysical aspects of vitamin EHunter, Fiona (Biological Sciences): Systematics, Behavioural Ecology and Disease Transmission of Biting DipteraKlentrou, Panagiota (Kinesiology): Factors affecting the osteogenic exercise thresholdLi, Feng (Chemistry): Molecular Engineering of Deoxyribozymes for Amplified Protein Detection and Cell ImagingMahy, Caitlin (Psychology): The development of prospective memory in early childhood: Contributions of retrospective memory and executive control processesPickering, Gary (Biological Sciences): Taste phenotypes and implications for food and beverage behaviourSamokhin, Kirill (Physics): Theory of noncentrosymmetric and other unconventional superconductorsSpencer, Gaynor (Biological Sciences): Mechanisms underlying the effects of retinoic acid on neurite outgrowth and network plasticityStuart, Jeffrey (Biological Sciences): Characterization of a mitochondrial redox switch regulating cell growth, stress resistance, and metabolismvan der Est, Arthur (Chemistry): Time Resolved EPR Studies of Natural and Artificial PhotosynthesisWard, Wendy (Kinesiology): Food Bioactives and Bone MetabolismXu, Xiaojian (Math & Statistics): Optimal and Robust Designs for RegressionAlso, Wendy Ward (Kinesiology) and co-applicants Paul LeBlanc (Health Sciences) and Sandra Peters (Kinesiology) were awarded a Research Tools and Instruments Grant to purchase infrastructure to support ex vivo analyses of hard tissue.The results of NSERC scholarships and fellowships are:Doctoral — Canada Graduate Scholarship ($35,000 per year for three years)Barelli, Larissa (Microbiology): Plant-fungal symbiosis: A systematic study of Metarhizium root colonizationSimone, Jonathan (Biological Sciences): Investigating the role of cannabinoid receptor signalling in the regulation of behavioural fear in male and female ratsDoctoral — Postgraduate Scholarship ($21,000 per year for three years)Awde, David (Biological Sciences): The reproductive ground plan hypothesis in primitively eusocial sweat beesHodges, Travis (Psychology): Epigenetic modifications in response to repeated social experiences in adolescent and adult ratsMaster’s — Canada Graduate Scholarship ($17,500 for one year)Day, Devon (Applied Health Sciences): The effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on human balance controlLustig, Kari (Psychology): The role of sleep and hormones in processing emotional informationRat, Ramona (Mathematics & Statistics): Extreme Value Theory: Rogue waves, heat waves, and cold waves read more

Beside The Points For Monday April 23 2018

Things That Caught My EyeSeattle to earn more frequent flyer milesThe Seattle Seahawks, by virtue of playing in a city that is very far away from other cities that host NFL teams, spend a lot of time on planes. Once every four years, they get a reprieve and get to play in Oakland, a place only 801 miles away. This year the NFL scheduled that advantage away, as Seattle will play Oakland 4,789 miles away in one of the London games. [ESPN]Detroit isn’t as bad off as it seemsEvery year, people talk about a strength of team’s schedule, and every year they tend to use the one thing that isn’t super predictive of future results, namely total wins and losses. Football is fluky, and a team’s win percentage is often no indicator of how a team will do in a subsequent year. What is helpful is looking at Pythagorean wins, which looks at how a team with a given points scored and allowed would be expected to perform as. Ranking strength of schedule by that, a team like Detroit — which has the second hardest schedule according to wins — can breathe easier, as they’d be more in the middle of the pack, with the 15th hardest schedule. [FiveThirtyEight]Pine tar seems like a bigger problem?Gerrit Cole’s spin rate on a fastball jumped from 2,163 rpm last year to 2,332 rpm this season, a jump that Trevor Bauer of the Indians suggested may have been due to the use of pine tar. Several years ago a particularly brazen use of pine tar — which can aid in grip and control of the ball and is super illegal — got Michael Pineda ejected from a game. How widespread this practice is is unclear, but pitchers and managers reportedly seem to tolerate it because many people regardless of club are using it. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Shady way of doing businessWe are several weeks into baseball, which means that finally top-tier talent that was forced to marinate in the minors for an arbitrary two weeks in order to defer free agency for another year is being brought up to the big leagues. The CBA gives teams control over a player for 4 or 5 minor league seasons, then six full major league seasons. Operative word being full; if you force a rookie to spend a few weeks in the minors and then bring him up, teams can defer free agency for an additional year. [The Ringer]Don’t call it a tankThe Miami Marlins, which FiveThirtyEight forecasts will have an estimated 60 wins at the end of this season (the lowest in the league), are in part owned by Derek Jeter, who oversaw a roster wipe. Confronted about this by HBO’s Bryant Gumbel, Jeter vehemently denied that the tank was on and that he truly expects the team to contend this year. [Miami Herald]Browns attempt to defy historySince 1950, the Browns have drafted 49 quarterbacks. Of those, eight were in the first round. Only one of those eight was a successful pick, Bernie Kosar, who led the Browns to three AFC championship games. In their whole history, they’ve had 55 different starting quarterbacks, of whom only 11 started in a playoff game, and only 2 since 1993. Let’s see what they do with their No. 1 pick. [ESPN]Big Number(s)21 pitchesCongratulations to San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt and condolences to viewers of a baseball game he played in! Belt has the record for most pitches in a single at bat, with 21 pitches. The at bat lasted 12 minutes and 45 seconds. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:That has to be one of the least likely no-hitters ever(at least based on the opponent)chris.herring:I’m just seeing the highlights of the no-hitter! Thats so shady! The error they called def shouldve been a hit! Predictions NBA See more NBA predictions Oh, and don’t forgetA successful no no nearly killed this man We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe All newsletters read more

Ohio State mens hockey blasted by rival Michigan 83

Senior defender Justin DaSilva skates the ice Nov. 20 during a game against Michigan State at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 2-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternMichigan bullied the Ohio State men’s hockey team in Yost Ice Arena, putting the Buckeyes (5-9-1, 1-2-0-0) in a pinch ahead of their nearly month-long break.OSU’s, 8-3, loss to the Wolverines (8-6-1, 2-1-0) last Friday was the team’s latest setback in its search for an identity. The Buckeyes have gone 4-6-0 in their last 10 games, taking a four-goal and five-goal loss in that stretch.Team confidence, according to OSU sophomore forward Nick Schilkey, is scrambled.“(We’re) all over the place,” Schilkey said. “We can be great, and there are times where we just roll over it seems.”The Buckeyes’ losses have not been from repeating the same problems, Buckeye coach Steve Rohlik said Friday.The trouble was penalties on Friday, as OSU was stung by 19 penalty minutes against Michigan, nearly seven minutes more than the team averages per game. During the Buckeyes’ 5-1 loss to Western Michigan last weekend, the trouble was effort, Rohlik said.These reasons gave relief to what could be considered OSU’s most discussed difficulty of the early season: playing from behind. The Buckeyes have allowed the game’s first goal in nine of their 15 games.That latest trend may be on the decline, as OSU scored first on Friday for the third-consecutive game, but the early advantage only magnified the defeat.After taking a 1-0 lead on Friday, the Buckeyes took multiple penalties to allow four power-play goals in the second period, including two during a five-minute man advantage after OSU senior forward Nick Oddo was ejected for head butting.“Anytime you play a period and they get on a roll like that, you can’t shoot yourselves in the foot,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “Taking a dumb penalty like that is not going to help you and special teams certainly did the damage.”The Buckeyes’ play became more disconnected as their deficit grew. After OSU senior forward Matt Johnson opened the scoring, the Wolverines tied the game, took a 2-1 lead with 12 seconds left in the first period, then scored six more goals.Buckeye goals from Schilkey and junior forward Anthony Greco registered only in the box score. Momentum was completely lost after OSU’s penalty kill collapsed and the team trailed 7-2 after two periods.“We just didn’t get the job done and that’s on us,” Rohlik said. “As a coach you have to put these kids in a position to succeed and we just didn’t do it.”Defensively, OSU’s goaltending inconsistencies persisted. Sophomore goalies Matt Tomkins, Christian Frey and Logan Davis each saw action.“We have to become consistent and that’s been one of our major issues,” Rohlik said. “Good teams find ways to be consistent and I’m talking from the goaltending on out.”The loss followed OSU’s 6-2 loss to Western Michigan and 5-1 win against Notre Dame last weekend. The Buckeyes’ played worse in their four-goal loss to the Broncos than they did on Friday night, Schilkey said.After the game, a tight-lipped team walked with tucked heads as they exited Yost Ice Arena.Body language was telling. Empty silences filled responses to postgame questions. The team that had won two of its last three games had been humiliated.“It might be a good thing to let this sink in,” Schilkey said. “When you go out and get embarrassed like that it’s going to sting and we have a little time to think about that.”The break will also be used for learning as Rohlik indicated the Buckeyes’ resiliency is a good trait, but the team needs to understand how to string together wins like its strung together losses.“We have to keep that in the back of our minds and start fresh,” senior captain Tanner Fritz said. “We’ve got two weeks to practice and it’s all about getting better now and working even harder. Obviously we’re not doing (the) right things right now.”As Shilkey emerged from the locker room on Friday, he set down his equipment bag and proceeded to respond to the question his team needs to answer: What now?“We’ve got a month here to figure out what team we’re going to be,” Schilkey said.In less than a month, the Buckeyes will know. Loose Pucks-The Buckeyes went 0-for-6 on the power play and 1-for-5 on the penalty kill-The last time the Buckeyes allowed eight goals was on Nov. 20, 2009 against Ferris State-OSU will next on Jan. 2 against Mercyhurst University in downtown Erie, Pa. read more

VIDEO How Magdeburg save point in 40 seconds…

SC Magdeburg “stole” a point in the home clash with MT Melsungen 28:28 with two goals in the last 40 seconds of the match. The proud of East-German handball struggling to find a right form, but on this draw against the biggest surpise od the Championship, “Gladiators” could built their self-confidence for the upcoming battles.RESULTS: Bergischer27 – 29Hamburg 12.Gummersbach10325263:2818 17.TVB Stuttgart12129311:3644 4.Hamburg11713322:28715 6.Goppingen10703265:22614 Rhein-Neckar26 – 18HSG Wetzlar 14.Eisenach11218285:3575 Eisenach28 – 28TVB Stuttgart 2.Flensburg-H.11812322:26717 16.Bergischer11209276:3214 10.Hannover-Burgdorf11434289:29811 N-Lübbecke24 – 24Leipzig 5.HSG Wetzlar11713288:28215 13.Lemgo11317282:3297 STANDINGS: 9.SC Magdeburg11524297:30012 3.MT Melsungen10721290:24816 18.N-Lübbecke110110276:3321 11.Leipzig10424262:27410 7.Kiel10703297:25914 1.Rhein-Neckar111100318:22622 Hannover-Burgdorf29 – 24Gummersbach ← Previous Story HAMMER: Mikkel Hansen “DING-DONG” against Mirko Alilović Next Story → Veselin Vujović changes his decision: Players betrayed me, but I will give one more chance! 15.HBW Balingen-Weilstetten10208271:2994 dkb bundesligaMT MelsungenSC Magdeburg 8.Fuchse Berlin10532295:25913 SC Magdeburg28 – 28MT Melsungen Take a look on exciting finish in GETEC Arena.. read more

The Gifted Forgets to Use its Gifts in Teen Romance Episode

first_img The Gifted’s biggest strength in its first season has been its fast, exciting pace. Even when the dialog wasn’t so great, even when it didn’t develop its characters all the way, every episode moved along at a fun clip. Well, that was nice while it lasted. Each episode so far has been somewhere between above average and great. Even when the show was just OK, the story at least did something. It led to a big reveal, or set up a fun action scene at the end. This episode, aside from an interesting X-Men comic/Days of Future Past connection, didn’t do any of that.I’ve had criticisms of certain elements of this show in the past, but this is the first time it’s been boring. It’s the kind of episode that’s hard to write about because there really wasn’t much going on. It wasn’t bad. I almost wish it was. That way, I could at least talk about why it was bad. If it tried to do something great and missed, I could talk about how. It didn’t miss. It just didn’t really try for anything great either. The stakes weren’t particularly high, but they don’t have to be if the character drama is interesting enough. It wasn’t. Most of the episode’s storylines were recycled TV plots with mutant powers. It felt like filler. Watchable filler, but filler nonetheless.Blair Redford and Jamie Chung (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)Of the four plots of last night’s episode, the two that were most interesting were the two we spent the least amount of time with. The first was Thunderbird trying to convince Blink to rejoin the Mutant Underground. Her out there on her own is a liability. If she gets caught, she knows where the Underground is and that’s bad. He finds her and we get one of the few scenes of the episode where the dialog doesn’t completely suck. Blink has some good responses to Thunderbird’s sudden concern. It doesn’t feel especially genuine after he (1) didn’t tell her about Dreamer’s manipulation, and (2) flirted with her so she’d make portals for the team. That’s a wild way to treat somebody and I’m happy she didn’t let him off the hook for that.The story also gave Blink some needed character growth. After walking away from the Underground, she decided to look for the road she kept accidentally making portals to. Thunderbird helps her out because it’s kind of the least he could do after what he pulled. He suggests that she might have been instinctively portalling to somewhere she feels safe. She remembers a foster home from when she was growing up that took in kids like her. They find the place, and things have gone real bad. Blink’s portals apparently tipped off Sentinel Services to a mutant safe house. They came in, rounded everyone up and tore the place apart. It gave us some insight into Blink’s past and more importantly, it gave her a reason to stick around. We have a better idea of who this version of Blink is, and now we can really root for her.  The dialog in this scene might have been blunt and corny, but it was easily the most effective scene in the episode.Coby Bell (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)The other story that saved the episode from being a complete bore was Jace Turner’s. As Reed and the Mutants find out about the Hound program Sentinel Services is using, Turner is getting drawn further into it. Rather than trying to find legal justification for brainwashing mutants to use as weapons, their partnering with a private company: Trask Industries. That’s a name that should get comics fans excited. Trask is one of the great recurring villains in the X-Men comics, and has even made the jump into the movies. In the comics, Trask developed the Sentinel robots in order to stop the mutant population from outnumbering humans. Here, they’re developing mutant sleeper agents to go into underground hiding places and activate once their inside. Not only is the idea incredibly creepy, it adds a nice bit of suspense to all the episodes to come. Now we know that someone inside the Mutant Underground is probably a Sentinel sleeper. But which one? It also creates in interesting conflict for Turner. Even though he’s been made to relive the trauma of losing his daughter, he may be starting to regret bringing Trask in. Their methods are extreme even for him, using a mutant to induce an apparent stroke in a critical politician investigating the agency.The rest of the episode, the plots we spent way more time on, were uneventful and pointless. They hardly moved the story forward at all, and there wasn’t even any good action. Lauren and Wes keep hanging out and there’s so much teenage romance. It’s only made slightly more interesting by the fact that Wes can make the rooftop look like the mountains. But wouldn’t you know it, he has a past. Reed looks through the files on mutant criminals he collected from Birmingham, and there’s a file on Wes. He used his powers to commit robbery when he was alone and desperate. We get teenage tantrums from Lauren, a heart-to-heart between Reed and Wes, and in the end, everyone learns a valuable lesson about honesty. Wes comes clean with the Underground about his past, promises it’s all behind him and they agree to let him stay. But he still can’t stay for some reason, as he’s been asked to go with a group of mutant refugees to another hideout. What was the point of any of this? To fill time until next week’s episode.Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, Stephen Moyer and Percy Hynes White (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)Well, it could be to establish that honesty is important to the Mutant Underground, as if we needed to be told that. The main plot, if you can call it that, concerns Eclipse getting pulled back into business with Carmen and the drug cartel. It’s the condition he agreed to in order to rescue Polaris. At the time it seemed worth it. Now that it led to such a boring episode, it seems much less so. There’s a lot of arguing back and forth between Carmen and Eclipse, both using the most awkward possible dialog to get their points across. They argue over whether or not Eclipse loved setting things on fire and running drugs, whether he believes in the cause or just loves Polaris. It gets old real quick. In the end, he does the job, Polaris catches him doing the job and they have the same “you lied”/”yeah, but for you!” argument you’ve seen in every TV show ever. Eclipse is kicked out because honesty and you already know they’re going to reconcile sooner rather than later.It’s a shame to see an episode like this, because The Gifted has seen consistently fun, plot-driving episodes since the premiere. This is the show’s first real dud. It’s the first episode that’s felt like the series is stalling for time. At least next week’s looks more promising. Reed’s father used to work for Trask industries, which should lead to some interesting reveals. Especially because it sounds like we’re going to get into the Von Strucker twins from the comics. You know, the evil Nazi twins that even most X-Men villains kept their distance from. There are definitely fantastic places this series can go. I just wish it took a step toward any of them last night. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For last_img read more

74 WWE live event in Tokyo Japan officially sold out

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles Google+ Chris Jericho to defend the AEW World Championship against Cody at Full Gear PPV Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Matchcenter_img Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Now Playing Up Next Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look WhatsApp Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tallahassee Police find Chris Jericho’s stolen AEW Championship on the side of the road The upcoming 7/4 WWE live event in Tokyo, Japan at Sumo Hall is now officially sold out. The event will feature Brock Lesnar’s first match at a non-televised WWE live event since 2004 as Lesnar has yet to appear or take part at house shows since returning in 2012.Also advertised for the live event in Japan is Chris Jericho vs. Finn Balor.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

DAs office releases bodycam footage of four officerinvolved shootings

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — In a move to achieve transparency with the public when it comes to officer-involved shootings, the DA released findings concerning four officer-involved shootings that took place over the last several months.Perhaps the most remarkable shooting discussed is one that happened in Chula Vista last year when an officer was stabbed numerous times in the head.Last September officers responded to a call of a suspect hurling concrete bricks at a neighbor.When officers entered the suspect’s house he immediately started stabbing Officer David Sachs who was in the fight for his life. Sachs, a Police Cross-Fit Competition champion, then physically overpowered the suspect, reached for his weapon and shot the suspect, thus ending the stabbing attack.Had this officer not been in such great physical shape, this story could have had a much different ending. Posted: June 29, 2018 Updated: 6:43 PM DA’s office releases body-cam footage of four officer-involved shootings June 29, 2018center_img John Soderman John Soderman, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Pet recovery specialist reunites lost pets with owners through nonprofit

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Millions of dogs are lost or stolen across the country every year, but there’s one woman in town using her gift to make sure every missing pet makes it home with their family.She called herself a Pet Recovery Specialist, but Babs Fry is like a detective.“It’s all about details,” said Babs Fry, Pet Recovery Specialist. “It is really no different than a private investigator. It is canvasing, gathering information and then taking experience.”She’s a detective that helps find lost pets and reunites them with their owners, like Anika, a 2-year-old Rottweiler. She was rescued in December of last year.It’s no job for the weary. She fields a dozen calls a day, some from across the country. She’s available at all hours of the day and night and she doesn’t charge her customers a dime.In town, she’s known as “Bring ‘Em Home Babs” and that’s what she does. She brings them home to their family.When a dog goes missing, she said you’ve gotta think like a dog.“A lot of times I’ll look at a map and collect data based on the location and where the dog was last seen or went missing from and add that into a plot from what I see on a geographical map,” said Fry.It might feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack, but she said don’t lose hope.Dogs like patterns. Fry will gather crucial details, like times the dog was seen, direction the dog went and recent sightings. That’s how she figured out Anika’s routine or her safe place.“She was running a specific way on a specific street and had been seen in lady’s yard at the bottom of the hill,” said Fry. “We were able to determine through watching and observation that she was ducking down on that hill from someone else’s hill.”Once this pattern is established, she strategically placed a trap to safely catch Anika. That’s when her secret came in handy — Rotisserie chicken. She said this is the key to luring a dog.“Place the trap where the wind would basically catch the smell of both food and the broth and carry that in her path, so she would get that smell and it would lure her to it,” said Fry.Now Anika gets a second chance at life. Fry is a volunteer and she does this for free. In the end when you look in Anika’s big brown eyes, she said it’s worth it. It always is.“I always get choked up,” said Fry. “I pay it forward. Somebody did this for me. That really is what makes this worth it. I’ve been on the tail end of the sleepless nights, of the not sleeping for days on end, of thinking there was no way I’d see a dog again.”Fry created a non profit and hopes to train assistants with her knowledge and skills so more pets and family members are saved.If you have a lost pet or need some advice, you can reach Babs Fry at 619-249-2221. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 20, 2019 Posted: February 20, 2019center_img Pet recovery specialist reunites lost pets with owners through nonprofit , last_img read more

Walt Disney World seeks cultural representative for yearlong Florida placement

first_imgSomething for the weekend: Walt Disney World in Florida, USA is seeking to hire a cultural representative to live and work in its Epcot resort for a paid, 12-month placement that includes accommodation and a 30-day travel period.Being typically British is a great advantage for Walt Disney World’s latest job posting, as the kid-centric theme park organisation is advertising for cultural representatives to work in either the food and beverage, merchandise or kidcot zones in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Epcot resort, within its World Showcase.The chosen candidate will be paid $10 (£7.56) an hour for a minimum of 32 hours a week, although food and beverage-based roles that earn tips will receive a lower hourly wage. The cultural representative will also receive an additional 30-day travel period once they have completed their 12-month placement.If working at the home of all things Disney is still not enough excitement, how about living there? The cultural representative will get to live in one of four Disney International Housing complexes, where they will share an apartment with up to two fellow employees. The housing costs are deducted from employees’ weekly pay.The complexes are nearby to the Disney parks to allow ample time for exploring the rides in employees’ downtime, but they also feature amenities such as fitness centres, transportation systems, swimming pools and computer labs. On-site residents can also participate in cast member events and scheduled activities, if they wish, for a one-time fee of $375 (£283.46).To be eligible for this magical opportunity, candidates must be aged over 18, have a valid UK passport, be available for the 12-month period, speak fluent English and have no visible tattoos. Previous experience would also be desirable.If working alongside Micky and Minnie Mouse sounds right up your yellow brick road, then Walt Disney World is accepting applications until Wednesday 1 August 2018, with final interview dates taking pace between 6 and 9 November 2018.Here at Employee Benefits, we think this opportunity is a bare necessity, and we would love Walt Disney World to invite us to be its guest for this exciting placement.last_img read more

Imran Khan facing difficulties as Pakistan PM

first_imgIn this photograph taken on 29 July 2018 supporters of former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif shout slogans as Sharif arrives to the cardiac centre at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences in Islamabad. Former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif, jailed earlier this month over graft charges, has fallen sick inside prison and is being moved to hospital, a minister said on 29 July. — AFPPakistan’s World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan is set to become prime minister of the nuclear-armed nation of 207 million, with an economy inching toward crisis and perennial conflict on its borders.Running the country will take considerable statecraft from Khan’s relatively inexperienced party. He brings charisma, international name recognition and a sizeable election victory, though not enough to form a majority government.But critics say his star is diminished by sympathy towards extremists, and the unsportsmanlike nature of his win, which is widely alleged to have been fixed for him by Pakistan’s generals.His first challenge is cobbling together a coalition.Here is a rundown of the issues Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party will face once at the political crease.- Demagogue or democrat? -Khan has spent much of his political career as a populist agitator promising change rather than actually passing laws.”Imran Khan has been his own man. He doesn’t even go to parliament,” said political commentator Fasi Zaka. “He’s been practised in protest for five years.”PTI, meanwhile, has only ever governed in a provincial setting. The learning curve at the national level will be steep.His success could depend on the coalition his party manages to form, and whether the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and once-powerful Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) end up joining hands in opposition.Analysts have said it should be straightforward for Khan to form a coalition with independents and small Islamist parties, as they know he is favoured by the powerful military.But he has already created unease by pandering to Islamists during the campaign, and such a coalition could fuel fears his government will cater to the religious right.- Relations with military -To Khan’s rivals, he is the military’s “blue-eyed boy”.However he will not be the first premier to take office on good terms with the armed forces. The fate of the last elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif, once favoured by the generals only to be ousted and jailed, should prove a cautionary tale.There have long been questions over the extent to which the military, which has ruled Pakistan for roughly half its history, wanted to work with the mercurial Khan — and how much it simply wanted to install a pliant government that — unlike Sharif’s — would not challenge its power and policies.”When he wants to wield power, does it converge with the military or clash?” asked retired general and analyst Talat Masood. “I think it’s a big question mark.”- Economy -All indicators suggest Khan’s government will immediately have to approach the IMF for what would be the country’s 13th bailout from the fund.”Exports are down, debt is up, the macro indicators are pretty poor,” said Sehar Tariq with the US Institute of Peace.But an IMF bailout would likely hamper his aim of creating an Islamic welfare system, at least in the short-term.The other option may be further borrowing from China.But there are already concerns about Pakistan’s ability to hold up its end of an opaque deal that is seeing Beijing pour billions in investment into the country.- Corruption -When Khan first entered politics in the mid-90s, his goals were straightforward — rein in endemic corruption and weed out the venal political elite.But before the election he stirred controversy by bringing in so-called “electables” — politicians with huge vote banks but without clean records on corruption.Catering to theses electables and newly-minted coalition partners while trying to excise corruption may prove difficult.PTI has also vowed to force Pakistanis to pay their taxes — but there is a long way to go, with only around one percent of the population complying.”People don’t pay taxes because they see how our ruling elite spends that money,” said Khan during a victory speech last week.”I will protect the people’s tax money.”- International relations -Pakistan is surrounded by enemies, has fallen out with its tenuous ally the US and has become overly dependent on its relationship with Beijing, some analysts say.Khan has already vowed to rebalance Islamabad’s relationship with the US, months after US president Donald Trump suspended security aid over Islamabad’s alleged failure to target militancy along its borders.But, said Tariq, “the road to better relations with Pakistan and the US is not a direct road… it goes through Afghanistan.”And Afghanistan may prove a sore spot.Khan has criticised the role of the US there in the past, which is not likely to endear him to Washington now.He has also called for open borders — a stark contrast to his military’s highly-publicised efforts to build a costly fence to seal the frontier.Khan has also vowed to improve trade with arch-rival India and discuss disputed regions such as Kashmir, while reaching out to Beijing by invoking China as an example in his victory speech.last_img read more

Task Force on Arts Education Increases Awareness of State of Arts in

first_imgA new Maryland task force is seeking to create greater awareness of both the benefits of arts education as well as the current state of arts education in the state. Support for the arts ran high at a recent gathering put on by Governor Martin O’Malley’s P-20 Leadership Council Task Force on Arts Education in Maryland Schools, or AEMS, for leaders in the Baltimore business community, but some were shocked to find out just how disparate access to arts education has become, especially in places like Baltimore City. Richard Deasy, a former assistant state superintendent in Maryland who for 12 years oversaw a national coalition of arts organizations that has produced social-scientific research on the value of arts education, presented a number of findings. The arts, Deasy explained, instill capacities that are broadly transferable to other areas of life. For example, imagination, creativity, and innovation are all central to entrepreneurship and thus economic vibrancy. Deasy told the AFRO that, because public schools have always been training grounds for the support of the American economy, business leaders have significant clout in terms of what ultimately gets taught in schools. “They are the voices of what the economy needs and they know that they are not happy with the skills that they’re seeing emerging,” said Deasy. “They need to weigh in and not just say to somebody ‘you gotta do this better.’ They have to come in and be part of discussing the solutions . . . since they’re all arguing for creativity.” While the importance of arts education seemed to be broadly accepted by those present, some in the audience were shocked to find out that some children in Baltimore City schools receive no arts education whatsoever through their middle school years. Responding to a question from an audience member who asked what it meant to say that some kids in Baltimore City receive “zero art,” Mary Cary, executive director of the AEMS Alliance said, “It means that your child could go to a school and really—elementary through middle—and never have music or dance or theater or visual arts or media arts.” Maryland requires that students have at least one arts education credit in order to graduate from high school, the only assurance that all Baltimore City youth will have at least some contact with arts education. While there are regulations in the state of Maryland that require arts education at all levels, because many schools do not have arts faculty, the regulations are simply not followed. For Navasha Daya, a recording artist who founded the Youth Resiliency Institute with her husband; an arts education organization that helps fill the void left by the dearth of arts education in Baltimore public schools and emphasizes culturally relevant arts education, the fact that some kids in the state receive regular arts education while others do not is an equity issue. “Baltimore is 69 percent Black and the fact that there is no art in certain schools is very unfair and I feel that there needs to be an accountability for regulations in regards to what is required for student’s education, that art is a basic need for all children.” For Mary Ann Mears, a sculptor, arts advocate, and member of the AEMS task force, it comes down to a school leadership that is invested in the importance of arts education. “I live in the city and I’m appalled when I see what some kids aren’t getting that they could get,” said Mears. “And we’re a great arts city and we have people who are dying to help and it comes down to whether or not you have a leader in the school building, a principal in the school, who is saying we need the arts, and they hire arts teachers.”last_img read more

Observations unveil chemical structure of the protoplanetary disk OphIRS 67

first_img Journal information: Astronomy & Astrophysics © 2019 Science X Network Explore further Schematic representation of the environment towards IRS 67 where three main regions are distinguished. Cold regions traced by DCO+, the disc structure proven by CO isotopologues and S-bearing species, and a PDR associated with the surface layers of the disc, traced by CN, DCN, and carbon-chain molecules. The outflow direction is taken from Bontemps et al. (1996). Credit: Villarmois et al., 2019. Protoplanetary discs represent an important stage in the formation of planets. Astronomers believe that the final composition of planets depends on the chemical process taking place within the disc. Therefore, studies of the initial phase of disc formation could be crucial in improving knowledge of the formation and evolution of planetesimals, planets and other objects.However, such studies are very challenging due to fact that the innermost regions of protoplanetary discs are embedded within large amount of gas and dust. In order to shed more light on the physical structure of these regions, chemical surveys of deeply embedded sources are required.Oph-IRS 67 (IRS 67 for short) is a protobinary system located some 493 light years away in the Ophiuchus star-forming region and part of the L1689 cloud. The two sources in the system are separated by about 90 AU from each other. Previous observations of IRS 67 have shown that it contains a Class I circumbinary disc with an extent of approximately 620 AU. In general, Class I discs represent the bridge between deeply embedded Class 0 sources and the emergence of planet-forming discs, known as Class II sources.However, the researchers found that IRS 67 showcases a particular rich chemistry and bright emission of the c-C3H2 molecule, which is atypical for Class I sources. This unusual chemical composition motivated a trio of astronomers from University of Copenhagen, Denmark, led by Elizabeth Artur de la Villarmois, to investigate this disc in detail.”The purpose of this paper is to explore the structure of a line-rich Class I protobinary source, Oph-IRS 67, and analyze the differences and similarities with Class 0 and Class II sources,” the astronomers wrote.Observations conducted using the SMA instrument allowed the team to detect a range of molecular transitions that trace different physics, such as carbon monoxide (CO) isotopologues, sulphur-bearing species, deuterated species, and carbon-chain molecules.The researchers grouped the detected transitions into three main components: cold regions far from the system, the circumbinary disc, and a ultraviolet-irradiated region likely associated with the surface layers of the disc. “The detected molecular transitions are tracing three main regions: cold regions beyond the circumbinary disc extent, the circumbinary disc, and a PDR [photon-dominated region] likely related with the surface layers of the disc. DCO+ is tracing the cold regions, while the CO isotopologues and the sulphur-bearing species are probing the disc structure,” the paper reads.Moreover, the study found that the continuum emission in IRS 67 is consistent with previous studies, which suggests that dust grains in the disc have grown to larger sizes than the interstellar medium dust particles, or that the dust is optically thick. Summing up the results, the researchers concluded that IRS 67 exhibits chemical similarities with Class 0 sources, while photon-dominated region tracers, such as cyanide (CN), are associated with Class II discs. “IRS 67 is, therefore, a chemical link between these two stages,” the scientists wrote. Citation: Observations unveil chemical structure of the protoplanetary disk Oph-IRS 67 (2019, June 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-unveil-chemical-protoplanetary-disk-oph-irs.htmlcenter_img Double star system flips planet-forming disk into pole position Using the Submillimeter Array (SMA), astronomers have conducted a molecular line study of the protoplanetary disk Oph-IRS 67, uncovering essential information about its chemical structure. Results of this study were presented in a paper published June 3 on the arXiv pre-print server. More information: E. Artur de la Villarmois et al. Revealing the chemical structure of the Class I disc Oph-IRS 67, Astronomy & Astrophysics (2019). DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935575 Revealing the chemical structure of the Class I disc Oph-IRS 67, arXiv:1906.00685v1 [astro-ph.SR]. arxiv.org/abs/1906.00685v1 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Radiology Alliance, Nashville, Tenn., and Radiology Business Management Inc. of Kingwood, Texas are two practices that are currently using AMICAS Financials for advanced radiology billing.“While the old, character-based systems might have worked well in the past, our practice realized that change was necessary to keep ahead of the economic pressures our practice was feeling,” said Keith Radecic, chief executive officer of Radiology Alliance. “With this [solution], our staff can be much more efficient — and that translates into a more efficient billing operation and quicker payment cycles for our practice.””We are excited about the market’s response to AMICAS Financials,” said Merrild. 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No longer just Yoko Onos Porsche Design has now

first_imgNo longer just Yoko Ono’s, Porsche Design has now resurrected the P’8479 frames long made famous by the pop icon. Once pictured on the cover of Rolling Stone, this unisex, retro-inspired style’s timing couldn’t be more fitting, given the ’80s revival that has exploded into more than just a trend this season.In a sea of aviator and acetate designs, the P’8479 is the ideal choice for finishing off a more modern but luxe look. Porsche Design has long been known as a luxury brand with a particular focus on technically-advanced products. Made from state-of-the-art materials like Beta-Titanium, commonly used in space travel technology, the P’8479 edition manages to bring a past era in sunglasses into a new century.Established with a technical eye in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Porsche Design Group—the self-titled “Engineers of Focus”—continue to prove they can keep raising the bar, in terms of the principles the group was founded under: A functional, timeless, purist approach to design. Durable yet lightweight, the P’8479 is a testament to the Austrian craft and sensibility that seeps into the entire product range, from men’s accessories to electronics.Launched this fall, the sunglasses can be found in exclusive retail outlets, department stores and of course, Porsche’s own locations worldwide and retail for around $419. Both flexible in their mechanics and entirely versatile, these P’8479 shades (or Yoko Ono sunglasses to those who once sported a pair) will wear just as good on the slopes this winter as they will driving in your hard-top the following season.Visit www.porsche.com for more information.last_img read more

Threeyearold died after choking on food

first_imgSuffocation due to choking on food was the cause of death of three-year-old Georgia Polycarpou who died on Friday night in Limassol, a post mortem has revealed.The tragic accident occurred while the girl ate at her grandparents’ home.She was rushed to hospital at around 7pm but doctors were unable to resuscitate her.State pathologist Angeliki Papetta also took histopathological specimens for further testing while she carried out the post mortem on Monday.   You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more