Inuk artist creates new life from roadkill

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsManitok Thompson has been working with a lot of animals lately … the ones killed by the side of the road.“I just like to use the skin because my father who was unilingual would be disgusted to see an animal on the side of the road and nobody picked it up to make something out of it,” said Thompson.Ever since Thompson moved to Carleton Place, a small town west of Ottawa, last September, she started collecting roadkill.“I’ve been doing roadkill skins and just trying to make something out of the roadkill,” she said.Thompson, originally from Coral Harbour, Nunavut, said it’s unheard of to just throw away a dead animal.So far she’s gathered, or been given deer, beaver, coyote, and plenty of raccoons.She tans the skins herself. The animals here are different than at home, so she’s had to experiment. Thompson came up with her own concoction of laundry soap and oil.“I’ve done a lot of sort of experimental stuff,” she said. “Just rubbing it on the skins, tying it up and let it soak overnight.”Thompson has made some useful items, like hats, or mitts. She’s sold some and donated other items.“Like the parka I made with the raccoon fur. I’m donating it to a hockey team from my hometown, they’re going to Yellowknife, they can raise enough money right now so I’m I’ve donated stuff to sports teams to get them out of their little towns and experience something else,” she said.Thompson wanted to share these skills so she opens up her home ever Saturday to people who want to “think outside the box.”“Sometimes I’ve had ten people, I’ve had people in my sewing room, I have ladies there, I have two other lady friends, Inuit friends that are doing skins over there because there’s a lot of blood. This is not a clean job and I have ladies here cutting mittens or parkas and I’m teaching them how to do this and other ladies teaching them how to do skins,” said Thompson.According to Thompson, since the word’s gotten out, there’s been a lot interest in her roadkill creations. She’s also been invited to Norway to reach the process of tanning and crafting.“It’s creativity, innovation, thinking outside the box, you can make something out of that dead raccoon and sell it for $150.00, if you can do the skill you can make money, we’re survivors,” she said.last_img read more

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Ashley Madison reaches US112M deal in American lawsuits over data security

The Toronto-based parent company of the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison says it has reached a US$11.2-million settlement in American class-action lawsuits stemming from a massive security breach two years ago.Ruby Corp., which was previously known as Avid Life Media, says the proposed settlement must first be approved by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, where the lawsuits have been consolidated.The lawsuits came after a cyberattack that exposed the personal dealings and financial information of millions of purported clients.They allege Ashley Madison misled consumers about its security measures and had inadequate safeguards in place.The company says it denies wrongdoing but agreed to settle to “avoid the uncertainty, expense, and inconvenience associated with continued litigation.”It says more information about the settlement and claims process will be released if the proposed deal is approved.Late last year, the company said it has paid more than US$1.6 million in settlements related to an investigation led by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, with half the money going to the FTC and half to the states participating in the probe.As part of that agreement, Ruby Corp. vowed to maintain a comprehensive information security program and “refrain from past business practices that may have allegedly been misleading to consumers.”But in that case as well, the company stressed that it neither admitted nor denied the allegations made by the FTC and the various state attorneys general.Investigations by privacy officials in Canada and Australia concluded last year and found Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies when it was targeted by hackers.Before the hack put Ashley Madison under international scrutiny, the company was dogged by allegations that it resorted to fake profiles of women or so-called bots to lure unsuspecting male customers.The company maintained the accusations were false but said last year that a report found the bots were still active in some parts of the world until late 2015. read more

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Cost of recruiting housemaids from Lanka going up

Maqbool attributed the huge cost difference to the geographic distances because of the air ticket charges and the complicated contracting procedures in some of the manpower exporting countries. He said the cost of labor recruitment from Sri Lanka is going up while it is dropping to SR3,000 and SR7,000 from countries like Sudan, Egypt and Bangladesh for recruitment of drivers. “This, however, does not mean that housemaids from Sri Lanka are the most favored or they are too much in demand but because of the current difficulties of importing house helps from the former country,” he said. “Some recruitment brokers exploit the Kingdom’s need for housemaids so they tend to increase their charges,” he added.Maqbool said it is next to impossible to control the recruitment costs taking into consideration the different charges between recruitment offices themselves which will have to return the housemaid back home in case of a failed probationary period. “This is an extra cost on the offices so they increase their charges to compensate when anything like this happens,” he explained.The chairman said the hurdles put by some favorable countries before recruitment of house helps, drive the others to up the charges of their housemaids.“When brokers in some exporting countries feel that our recruitment offices are facing some problems, they immediately increase their recruitment charges by at least $500 per visa,” he said. The cost of recruiting a housemaid from Sri Lanka has crossed the barrier of SR23,000 per visa during the past five months making it the highest among all manpower exporting countries, Makkah daily reported quoting market sources.“This has surpassed the cost of recruiting housemaids from the Philippines which used to be SR19,000 per work visa,” said Yahya Al-Maqbool, chairman of the recruitment committee of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). Maqbool recalled that recruitment from the Philippines was the highest before it was knocked out by Sri Lanka. read more

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UN health agency steps up efforts to distribute drugs in Iraq

“The distribution system has not functioned since the recent conflict began, due to a number of obvious limitations on transport, coordination and communications,” the agency cautioned, noting that parts of Baghdad and other areas “are running short of medicines despite the fact that some of these medicines are available in nearby warehouses.”Following discussions with the United States-run Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Affairs, agreement has been reached on several issues considered essential to tackle the problem, such as security, full inventories, better organization of the warehouses, and a system for planning the allocation of drugs.As part of its efforts, WHO has furnished computers and related equipment to a central warehouse in a bid to restart the system for managing drug supplies and deliveries. The agency also plans to provide incentives to workers, funds for transportation, and further assistance to manage the information database.”Establishing a full inventory of all stocks in this and other warehouses is the next urgent task,” WHO warned. With requests for medicines already coming in, the agency voiced hope that deliveries will resume towards the end of this week. read more

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Middle East peace Iraq and AIDS focus of Annans talks with leaders

In the margins of the World Economic Forum, held each year in Davos, the Secretary-General spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom about Israel’s separation barrier, which Mr. Annan “sees as an obstacle to the Road Map for peace,” a UN spokesman said in New York.The Road Map initiative of the Quartet – the UN, European Union, Russian Federation and United States – calls for a series of parallel and reciprocal steps leading to two states living side by side in peace by 2005.In separate meetings with Mr. Shalom and with Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, the Secretary-General also discussed conditions for resuming the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and raised the matter of the pending advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the separation barrier, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.Mr. Annan also met this morning with the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, with whom he discussed Iraq and the expansion of the European Community to 25 members.The Secretary-General and new Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada discussed efforts to provide affordable medication for AIDS patients in poor countries. He briefed the Prime Minister on Iraq, while Mr. Martin raised the issues of Zimbabwe and the Secretary-General’s high-level panel on threats, challenges and change, Mr. Dujarric said.His last meeting of the morning was with Dr. Richard Feachem, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.In the afternoon, Mr. Annan met with the President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf. The Secretary-General told reporters afterwards that he was extremely pleased with the recent developments between India and Pakistan, adding that peace between the two countries and improved relations would be very important not just for them but for the region and the world.”I am confident that the two leaders are going to do whatever they can to bring about peace,” he said, praising the fact that they are “engaged in such a determined manner.”The Secretary-General’s other appointments for the day included meetings the Foreign Minister of Iran, Kamal Kharazi, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Amre Moussa, and the President of the US pharmaceutical company Merck.Speaking to reporters on his way into the conference centre earlier on Friday, the Secretary-General said he had had good discussions with several of the leaders in Davos on Iraq and developments in the region, and that he would make a decision fairly shortly on the Iraqi and coalition request that he send a team to the country to look at the feasibility of holding direct elections there prior to the return of sovereignty at the end of June.On the Middle East, the Secretary-General said his talks focused on what could be done to move the peace process forward, “because there is an impasse at the moment.””Everybody is searching for a way to move forward,” he said, adding, “And the questions of the wall was very much part of the discussion that we had.”More photos of the Secretary-General’s visit read more

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NBA Rookie Sterling Brown Speaks Out About Being Tased

FULL INTERVIEW: NBA rookie Sterling Brown tells @RobinRoberts he felt “defenseless” when police surrounded him in a parking lot and tased him in exclusive interview. https://t.co/fsfUhegrRr pic.twitter.com/WeGCsCCQT8— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 25, 2018Sterling Brown, the NBA rookie who was tased and arrested at a Milwaukee drug store earlier this year has now broken his silence on the matter.In January, the Milwaukee Bucks guard was caught on video, which was released this week, surrounded by local police after being questioned for double parking.“You don’t see the issue here? You’re not parked across three lanes?” the officer asks Brown.When six back up officers arrived on the scene, Brown tells “Good Morning America” he “felt like it was unnecessary.”“Everybody thought I was combative, thought I was, you know, being aggressive,” Brown says of the officers’ claims, despite the video footage showing otherwise. “I get mad every time I watch it, you know, ’cause I was defenseless, pretty much,”The situation escalated with Brown being accused of “being all badass” with an officer. Another cop commanded Brown to take his hands out of his pockets and when Brown says he has “stuff” in them, officers tackle him to the ground. The NBA player was tased, placed in handcuffs and arrested.“I’m still on the ground for about ten minutes,” he explains. “Still wet, face to the ground, knee in my neck and I was [thinking], ‘OK, How do I get outta this? How do I get home? How do I see my family?”“They wanted to control the situation, they wanted to show their force, their power,” he added of why things escalated the way they did.Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales at a Wednesday press conference condemned the use of force against Brown, saying the officers “acted inappropriately” and were “recently disciplined.” However, he did not detail how the cops were punished.For those who say Brown should not have parked illegally and complied with officers, he told GMA “it shouldn’t have led to what it led to.”“I could have just got a ticket, went home, paid however much money,” he continues.He says with the civil suit he’s filed, he hopes to hold other officers accountable, help change policies and assist locals with not getting into similar situations.“That’s why I’m … doing what I’m doing legally,” he said. “I’m here speaking to you, you know, just to draw attention to it and try to, you know, be that voice and try to help as many people as I can in this situation.”In response to Brown’s interview, several people still poked holes in the situation, blaming him for the outcome.“Next time listen to law enforcement,” a Twitter user said. “He thinks because he is a basketball player he can be a smart ass, and he thinks he knows better. Dummy. Of course, he takes the race card and runs with it. [These] Democrats are brainless.”“What a disgusting interview,” someone else tweeted. “HE broke the law on parking in a handicapped parking space and COPS do come in pairs. Stop making something over nothing OMG bigotry alive and well with [Robin Roberts]. What about white women???”“I get the police were wrong in the way they acted, but what about the fact this guy parked illegally in TWO handicap spots??” another said. “Did he get a fine for that? Bet not! Lesson is if ur a pro athlete you can do wrong and get away with it.”Still, one person slammed the way folks pinned Brown for the episode.“It’s disgusting after all that’s happened over the years [for] people to immediately justify cops use of excessive force,” one user said. “He admitted to parking incorrectly. Who was it affecting at 2 a.m.? [Why] not give him a ticket? You racists bigots who need everything explained to you can go to hell.” read more

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Baseball Weekday games provide opportunity for struggling Buckeyes

Ohio State junior infielder Conner Pohl (39) dives to third base during the game against Hawaii on March 23. Ohio State won 7-5. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe Ohio State baseball team has an opportunity to flip the script and end recent woes when it plays Ohio schools this week.Ohio State (16-16, 2-4 Big Ten) will hit the road to play Ohio (8-21, 3-6 MAC) Tuesday. The Buckeyes then return home for a Wednesday bout against Dayton (17-13-1, 7-2 Atlantic 10). Ohio State enters its next game on a five-game skid, its second-longest losing streak this season. Along this stretch, the Buckeyes have been outscored 42-18 and dropped four games at home. Ohio has struggled throughout the year, but the Bobcats have improved their numbers in conference play. The team’s .230 batting average is not impressive. Ohio’s offensive leader is senior first baseman Rudy Rott, who hits .336, and is the only Bobcat to hit above .300. With 26 RBI, Rott has 16 more than any other player on the team. Ohio has a pair of relief pitchers who offer stability to the pitching staff. Sophomore pitcher Brett Manis holds the only four saves for the Bobcats this season. His ERA of 2.37 is second-lowest on the team. The best ERA of 2.16 belongs to sophomore pitcher Edward Klutt, who has made a team-high 15 appearances. Wednesday, Ohio State will try to end its troubles at home when it welcomes a red-hot Dayton team that has won nine of its past 11 games, including three shutout victories.Pitcher Justin Longbrake has made 12 appearances in relief for the Flyers. The junior holds a 3.14 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.4. Opponents are only hitting .135 against Longbrake. Offensively, the Flyers are extremely aggressive on the base paths, having stolen 70 bags on 86 attempts. Dayton has four players with at least 10 steals on the season. Sophomore third baseman Riley Tirotta succeeds on 90.9 percent of his steals, while also leading the team with 21 RBI. Ohio State will take on Ohio at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The home game against Dayton will follow at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday. read more

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President We need to examine how we gauge human worth

first_imgIt is not an exaggeration to say that we live in times where economic worth is primarily seen as a matter of productive capacity.Higgins said that this is reflected in the use of measures for growth as the principal measure of economic health, “even if that growth does not impact on the levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality”.According to Higgins, we need to make sure that all institutions allow for democratic deliberations on economic policy choices, “that no particular sector gets preferential treatment in the name of a narrow conception of wealth, and that our media do not foreclose political debate on economic matters”.As a nation, we should be able to reflect on economic issues in a way that respects discourse, even if we are to disagree, said Higgins.He concluded by stressing that alternative scenarios for the future are fundamental to any kind of democratic debate. “Finally, we must reclaim the future as an arena of hope,” said the President.Read: President Higgins: Stigma a major barrier to suicide prevention> THE SUBJECT OF an ethical economy was discussed by President Michael D Higgins during a speech at Dublin City University last night.President Higgins was taking part in the Ethics for All public lecture series organised by Dublin City University and the Matter Dei Institute of Education.During his speech, he said that the current state of the European economy, “with its high levels of unemployment, poverty and increasing inequality, is a source of concern, anxiety and even moral outrage for many of our fellow citizens”.He suggested last night that “the problem might not lie so much in a lack of the right answers to this most recent crisis of capitalism as in an absence of the right questions”.CrisisThe President said that the recent crisis has failed, so far, to prompt any self-examination within departments of economics in universities across the world, as to how economics is taught and should be taught, “and what the consequences are of teaching in terms of policy prescription”.He questioned how to embed a strong ethical dimension in the structures that shape our collective life.Higgins suggested that a first avenue for this is education, and that there would be “considerable merit” in introducing the teaching of philosophy in our schools. This, said Higgins “could facilitate the fostering of an ethical consciousness in our fellow citizens”.He said a second possible purpose for action is to examine the means to imbed in both our ideology and our institutions “values that emphasise the irreducibly social and relational dimension of the human condition”.The President described care, love and friendship as “powerful heuristic tools for the general purpose of our discussion on ethics and economics”.Higgins added he believes that we need to re-examine the categories by which we gauge economic value and human worth, as well as the language we use to do this.last_img read more

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Reports say Xbox 720 alwayson connection can only handle 3 minute internet

first_imgIn the recent weeks, we’ve seen various reports that Microsoft will require the Xbox 720 to have an always-on internet connection to function. Not technically always-on DRM — which has been pushed to the forefront of the news cycle thanks to the Sim City debacle — the always-on connection would, however, effectively be DRM. If the rumors end up true, the biggest question would be what would happen to your game session if, for example, a storm passes over your house and knocks out your internet for a few minutes? A new report suggests that your Xbox 720 would be safe, but only for three minutes.Though modern game consoles are more connected than they have ever been, we still don’t need to connect to the internet in order to enjoy a single player or offline experience. With an always-on connection, though, you’d have to connect to the internet even if your game doesn’t have a lick of online or multiplayer functionality. According to multiple Kotaku sources, if your router decides to be a little unruly, or your cat starts chewing on some important wires and knocks them out of place, you’d only have three minutes to hurry up and finish whatever you were doing before the 720 suspends the game and loads a troubleshooting prompt.The sources don’t say how long the game will be suspended for, or if the system will automatically save your game’s state. Before you swear off Microsoft for life and begin building a brand-new gaming PC, keep in mind that nothing has been confirmed yet, and Microsoft hasn’t even come close to commenting on these rumors. With such a barrage of rumors all saying the same thing, though, it’s difficult to discredit the notion of an always-on Xbox. Perhaps Microsoft is simply floating the thought out there and gauging the public’s reaction.Since Sony already unveiled the PlayStation 4, it would make sense that Microsoft unveils the 720 at this year’s E3 at the latest, since being late to the console war rarely goes well. So, we’ll most likely only have to wait until June 11 to find out if the new Xbox will have a forced symbiotic relationship with the internet.last_img read more

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An access programme shouldnt put up barriers DIT uturn on garda vetting

first_img 14,439 Views DIT building in Aungier Street Image: Google Street View THE ADMISSIONS SECTION of the Dublin Institute of Technology has reversed an earlier decision that would have seen garda vetting required at the application stage of is mature student access programme.DIT had come in for some sharp criticism for the measure, with Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne, Independent Senators Lynn Ruane and John Dolan among those attacking the requirement as discriminatory and potentially in breach of data collection legislation.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Senator Ruane said that DIT’s original proposal to require applicants undergo garda vetting was discriminatory and helped to create a stigma around returning to education for older people.In a statement, the college said that, “taking on board feedback received, in particular from former students on the programme but also from its wider constituency, the admissions officer Frank Costello says there will not now be a requirement for Garda vetting at application stage”.The Mature Student Access Foundation Programme offers an additional route for applicants over the age of 23 who want to return to education.On the website page for the programme, it says it is designed “for mature students who have experienced educational and/or socio-economic disadvantage and require academic and other supports to access higher education”.Participants who successfully complete this programme are then guaranteed a place on a DIT undergraduate programme.Garda vetting is required to take some courses at DIT, but Ruane said that only around 10% of students who undertake the access programme would go on to do courses that required garda vetting.“Even for those people, it wouldn’t be worth it”, she said. “By the time they actually went to do the course, they’d require vetting again. It’d be such a waste of resources.”The independent senator for the University of Dublin constituency said that staff and students from DIT had contacted her to ask for an intervention on the measure.She said that there was no good reason to require garda vetting for someone wishing to enrol on a university access programme and said that the measure could put people off pursuing a return to education.An access programme shouldn’t be putting up barriers. It should reach the hardest to reach people. The message that would have sent out would have been so negative.Singling out a group such as mature students in such a way was unfair and discriminatory, she added.In a statement, Fianna Fáil’s Thomas Byrne called on DIT to clarify why they introduced the new procedures.He said: “Did a specific case prompt this decision? It’s simply not fair to discriminate against a specific student group.”Ruane added that the news prompted anger from students and staff at other colleges too, with participants of access programmes at DIT and other universities expressing their outrage at the requirement for garda vetting.Read: UCC is planning a €100m expansion to draw thousands of extra studentsRead: Historic Cistercian College Roscrea saved from closure by €1.5 million in pledges By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 11 Comments Friday 24 Mar 2017, 11:23 AM ‘An access programme shouldn’t put up barriers’: DIT u-turn on garda vetting for mature students DIT’s garda vetting requirement for the mature student access programme was described as discriminatory.center_img Mar 24th 2017, 11:23 AM DIT building in Aungier Street Share144 Tweet Email2 Image: Google Street View Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3304242 last_img read more

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This Japanese Telephone Backpack Is Super EyeCatching and Trendy

first_img Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo say “No” to Net Neutrality, wan…Get in home wake-up calls with the Telephone Alarm Clock Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Think about your favorite purse or bag. What’s it look like? Why is it your favorite? Is it a classic that goes with anything, or is it something clever and fun? No matter what it is, it’s probably neither as clever or fun as this purse/backpack, which is modeled after a Japanese public telephone. It’s amassed quite the following in Japan, and it looks like it’d fly off the shelves if it happened to be mass produced.Twitter denizen Yu Ogasawara, Japanese leatherworker and woodcrafter, made the creation, but this is hardly the first time something she’s made has captured the attention of the public like this. It looks exactly like a downsized version of the actual public telephone, but it’s totally wearable, made out of durable genuine leather and built to look totally awesome and striking wherever you go.このタグにぴったりかと思いまして…実寸大公衆電話型リュックサック「こうきゅうでんわ」#女の価値を決めるバッグ pic.twitter.com/qqDX06O0S1— おがさわらゆう(他の作品も見て!) (@yutoyou_yty) April 10, 2018You can use it as a regular backpack, with the handset portion of the bag featuring enough space that it could store pencils and pens. The front panel is a nice little storage compartment for all your important things, with a smaller pocket inside for your phone and other items you want to keep safe. If you use headphones a lot with the bag, you can even pull the headphones cord through the coinslot.Best of all, the bag feels like a real phone booth. You can push the buttons, use the handset, and attach it back to the backpack which is held there by a pretty strong magnet. Of course, it’s not a functional phone, but there could probably be Bluetooth capabilities added to it to make it behave like one. That would be totally sick.What do you think of the awesome public phone bag? Would you rock it walking around the streets of your city?last_img read more

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Numerous WWE and wrestling personalities issue tweets responding to Conor McGregor comments

first_img August 11, 2016 at 1:32 am Pinterest I’ll be truly surprised if this doesn’t turn into something interesting. Conor is already a great heel and he’s not even in the business. Richard Hammond WhatsApp I would pay good $$ to see @RealKurtAngle STRETCH THE PISS outta @TheNotoriousMMA and make him tap. #itstrue https://t.co/Uvo8H34nHy— Bubba Ray Dudley (@BubbaRayDudley) August 7, 2016 Twitter Awesome idea but never gonna happen Current UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor made headlines on Friday when he referred to WWE talent as “messed up p*ssies” during a conference call with media to promote his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.The very outspoken UFC star then took another shot at WWE talent on Sunday morning saying his comments were not made to disrespect WWE fans, but directed instead at WWE talent saying he would “slap the head off” off the roster and “twice on Sunday’s.”WWE star Roman Reigns was the first to issue a response on Sunday. Since McGregor’s tweet went public, numerous WWE stars took to Twitter to respond to his tweet including a host of former WWE talent such as Kurt Angle, MVP and Drew Galloway.You can check out some of the tweets below.Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona, I expected the type of class we get from Ronda or Anderson. pic.twitter.com/iVoC0Xva5g— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016 Honestly, I’d pay money to see Big E vs McGregor. I think Big E would eat him. August 8, 2016 at 10:35 am Glen Värîs Sorry pal no disrespect to u, but my fights are legit, unlike the fixed fights u have in @UFC. I’ll embarrass u. https://t.co/X5WCyeHYbf— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) August 7, 2016 I volunteer as tribute. Just need to drop 40lbs & find where every dude in Brooklyn gets their haircut/tats https://t.co/32BUXYoSyR— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) August 7, 2016 what if this is all a work? this would be one hell of a work by whoever did this. maybe it’s the ufc and wwe playin all of us… Oh, man… Some of these are gold. Ziggler’s and Galloway’s, Sheamus’, and MVP’s stand out in particular. Never show a Jack Russell a mirror. It thinks it’s a majestic Irish Wolfhound. Really, just an annoying wee yapper trying to sell tickets.— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) August 7, 2016 Another Top UFC fighter Is Calling Conor McGregor ‘Irrelevant’ So much talk for a guy who fights 15 min matches twice a year…… Good for you Conor McGaiver.— Rusev MACHKA (@RusevBUL) August 7, 2016 TheCyberZon WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next August 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm Kurt Angle’s wife Giovanna announces on social media they have adopted a son Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipAnother Top UFC fighter Is Calling Conor McGregor ‘Irrelevant’Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:28/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:25 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 list Richard Hammond August 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm Jeremy King August 8, 2016 at 5:16 am SteelCity1981 August 7, 2016 at 8:01 pm Drakman Here’s an Idea for the WWE:Crash Conor McGregor’s Fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 202! i bet will see someone from wwe ringside at ufc 202 August 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm Richard Hammond Hey @TheNotoriousMMA if you put on some weight you might make @wwe Cruiserweight Division.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) August 7, 2016 Moonsaves Would you prefer to find us individually or have us all line up at once? I know your time is valuable, sir. https://t.co/XPnKhWAlza— ShinigamE (@WWEBigE) August 7, 2016 August 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm August 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm Now Playing Up Next On the edge of my seat for @TheNotoriousMMA s next backtracking tweet specifying what he ‘meant to say’, Captain generalization is a riot— Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks) August 7, 2016 @TheNotoriousMMA @WWE very funny little guy. Why don’t you get your head out of Dana White’s ass— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) August 7, 2016 James Yourchak Opponents Who Conor McGregor May Face In 2018 motosada Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Connor McGregor just dug his own grave! Also,Ric Flair shouldn’t talk about copying someone’s style since his nickname Nature Boy was a ripoff of The Nature Boy Buddy Rogers. Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Cameron Huff goddessroleplay 15 COMMENTS Connor Mcgregor is doing a great job of getting his name out there in non MMA demographics. TheCyberZon August 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm August 7, 2016 at 11:52 pm Videos Articles Facebook I’d totally mark out if after McGregor taps out, the lights go out and we hear The Undertaker’s bell. Lightning strikes and The Undertaker picks him up by the throat puts him in a bodybag and walks out of the arena. Ladies Ladies PLEASE! Some of those challenges are humorous considering that I don’t think Connor would be that much of a pushover. anyway as I said, We don’t need another CM Punk in wrestling, one was enough and luckily, the white sheets worked. August 7, 2016 at 11:57 pm I think McGregor could do well in the featherweight division……if the WWE had one. https://t.co/90XGpSICS9— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) August 7, 2016 Now Playing Up Next August 8, 2016 at 1:32 am Yeah I like Ziggler’s comeback. Is Conor McGregor Too Small To be WWE Champion? Now Playing Up Next Bones Tilley Yow! Sounds like they’re all lining up. Better know your role & shut your mouth Mcgregor. Your challenge has a lot of takers. August 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm The way Nate Diaz Stockton slapped you or nah?https://t.co/PGDrBcVum7— MVP (@The305MVP) August 7, 2016 WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Conor Mcgregor Everybody should just pirate UFC 202. That way McGregor doesn’t get paid. August 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm Yeah but Flair never talked sh*t about Rogers. They actually had a great deal of mutual respect for each other. Comments are closed.last_img read more

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More drivers positive for pot in state

first_imgSEATTLE — More drivers have been testing positive for marijuana since Washington legalized the drug last year, according to new figures from the State Patrol.In the first six months of 2013, the patrol’s crime lab says, 745 people tested positive for marijuana. Typically, there are about 1,000 positive pot tests on drivers in a full year.It doesn’t necessarily mean there has been a rash of people driving high, said patrol spokesman Bob Calkins. Troopers are looking harder for drivers operating under the influence of pot, and they might be ordering more marijuana blood tests — “We’re testing blood we didn’t test before,” he said.In addition, the overall number of impaired driving cases handled by the patrol doesn’t appear to have risen this year, and should be on track to hit the rough annual average of 20,000 — which could mean that some people are using marijuana instead of alcohol before getting behind the wheel, Calkins said.“They’re still making a very bad decision,” he said.The patrol’s crime lab ran the numbers this month and provided the information to the federal government. The Justice Department announced in August it would not sue to block recreational marijuana sales in Washington and Colorado as long as the states satisfy eight federal law enforcement goals, including keeping pot away from children and the black market — and combatting drugged driving.last_img read more

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Twitter simplifies its rules to emphasize safety privacy and authenticity

first_img Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: What’s your relationship… More information — including examples, detailed instructions on how to report something and information on what happens when Twitter takes action — is being added to the rule pages, Twitter’s vice president of trust and safety, Del Harvey, said in a blog post. In an effort to be more transparent, the platform is working to ensure each rule has a help page with detailed information and resources listed on it. Twitter will next work to update rules around abuse and harassment, hateful conduct, suicide or self-harm, and copyright, Harvey said in the post.”Our focus remains on keeping everyone safe and supporting a healthier public conversation on Twitter,” she wrote.Twitter, along with other social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, has grappled with hate speech and misinformation on its platform. Last year it banned Tommy Robinson, founder of the far-right English Defence League, from its site, as well as conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. 5:14 Post a comment Rules should be easy to understand. We heard you, ours weren’t. We updated, reordered, and shortened them, so you can know what’s not allowed on Twitter. Click through this thread for all our rules, and read our blog to learn more. https://t.co/d5GJp8urMV— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) June 6, 2019 Twitter has simplified its rules. SOPA Images / Getty Images Twitter is giving its rules a refresh. The social media platform said Thursday that it’s making its rules easier to understand with simple, clear language. Twitter cut its rules from 2,500 total words to under 600, and it also organized the rules into categories for safety, privacy and authenticity. “Rules should be easy to understand,” the Twitter Safety account tweeted. “We heard you, ours weren’t. We updated, reordered, and shortened them, so you can know what’s not allowed on Twitter. Click through this thread for all our rules, and read our blog to learn more.” Jack Dorsey Privacycenter_img Tags Share your voice 0 Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Tech Industrylast_img read more

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Make book reading a habit gift books PM Modi

first_imgNew Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to make book reading a habit and reiterated that bouquets should be replaced by books as gifts. In his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat, Modi urged people to gift each other a book instead of a bouquet. “Take some time out from the daily routine and devote it read a book. You will really enjoy it a lot and do write about whichever book you read on the ‘NarendraModi’ App so that all the listeners of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ get to know about it.” “You may often have heard me say ‘No bouquet, just a book’. I had urged everyone to choose books over flowers at welcome or felicitation ceremonies. Since then people have been offering books at many a place.”last_img

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JaPas Shamim wins Gaibandha1 by polls

first_imgShamim Haidar Patwary. Photo: UNBJatiya Party candidate Shamim Haidar Patwary was unofficially declared the winner of the by-polls for the Gaibandha-1 constituency on Tuesday.As per the results announced, Shamim bagged 78,926 votes while his nearest ruling Awami League candidate Afruza Bari secured 68,913 votes, said returning officer GM Sahatabuddin.Earlier, the voting started at 8:00am amid tight security and continued until 4:00pm without any break at 109 polling stations for a total of 338,000 voters.Members of Rapid Action Battalion, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), police and Ansar were remained deployed at polling centres to ensure holding of the polls peacefully.The seat fell vacant following the death of Gaibandha-1 MP Golam Mostafa on 19 December from his injuries he suffered in a road accident a month earlier.Earlier on 22 March, 2017, another by-election was held in the constituency which fell vacant following the murder of ruling Awami League lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton in December, 2016.last_img read more

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Howard Fine Arts Professor Shows How African Dance Chronicled History

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterDance as viewed through our modern lens is centered on entertainment. You can hardly look at a music video, sports game or viral clip that doesn’t involve the latest dance move of the moment.Thanks, Odell Beckham Jr.Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, professor of Africana Dance and Performance History at Howard University and author of “History Dances: Chronicling the History of Traditional Madinka Dance.” (Courtesy Photo)However, for Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola, professor of Africana dance and performance history at Howard University and author of “History Dances: Chronicling the History of Traditional Mandinka Dance,” the movements many watch and emulate had a much more important role in African history—to tell the Black story.“History is a field founded in written documents,” Abiola said. “In Africa, the history was really recorded in the culture. You had to look at the culture and the dances.”That is not to say there were no written accounts of African history, Abiola quickly pointed out.  However, for a more comprehensive accounting, “You had to look at African dance. It’s not that there are no sources written or derived from Africa. You’re looking in the wrong place.“You have places in Africa where they have oral history. Where they sing it and tell it,” Abiola said.A former dancer, Abiola was always a student of history. Before getting her doctorate in history from Howard University, she was a voracious reader and consumer of all aspects of the African Diaspora.Abiola founded Suwabi African Ballet, a traditional African dance company in Newport News, Va., where she was artistic director for 15 years. She wrote choreographed and produced several ballets, including “The Dismal Swamp,” “Wasalunke and the Three Virtues,” “The Voices of Shu,” “Waters of Despair, Waters of Hope; Africa: A Song of Me” and “Imhotep”. She also set the choreography for numerous musicals, including “Once on this Island,” “The Outliers,” “Rainbow Park,” “The Outliers II” and “The Wiz.”“During that period I did research,” Abiola said. “I would create ballets that displayed the finding of that research.”The front cover for Dr. Ofosuwa Abiola’s new book “History Dances: Chronicling the History of Traditional Madinka Dance.”What started out as a passion turned into a career–teaching and now publishing a book. Her ode to dance was a culmination of years of study and research. And, Abiola’s results surprised even her.“What all the places have is dance,” Abiola said. “In the dances, I argue you will find all the history. They depicted cultural changes. They also serve as a record of change. If you’re able to look the dances you can be able to ascertain what the new events are. That was one of the reason I wrote the book.“African dance really is the conglomeration of a bunch of things,” Abiola said. “I call them African dance systems.  You have to look at drum rhythm, where the dances are done, if they are only done at a specific time at a specific location. You have to look at what folks are wearing. The types of fabrics. It also tells something about the dance and what it’s trying to convey.”Dance was not just communication, it also was policy and politics.“During the time when a lot of countries were fighting colonialism they established African dance companies and nationalized them,” Abiola said. “They are government companies that were deliberately sent out to tell the story.”According to Abiola, this nationalizing of dance was created by Keita Fodéba, a Guinean dancer, musician and politician who realized that in order to tell the story of his people they have to be put on the national stage.Abiola has been teaching some of what she learned in her dance classes for juniors and seniors at Howard. Soon, she will be teaching sophomores in the upcoming school year.“History Dances” is out on hardcover with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. For more information, please visit Dr. Abiola’s site here.last_img read more

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Quintana Roo signs multidestination tourism deal with Cuba

first_imgFlota Ocampo says the agreement between the state and Cuba is about having travelers know Cancun and Tulum as well as Chichen Itza, adding that tourists arriving in the Mexican Caribbean will be transferred to Havana. Cancun, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo has signed an agreement with Cuba to offer multi-destination tourism packages. The newly signed deal was announced by Darío Flota Ocampo, director of the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo who explained that they were invited to Feria Internacional de Cuba, which concludes May 11, to discuss becoming a multi-destination attraction for European travelers. “We were invited to this event by the tourism office of Cuba. We talked about the need to take advantage of the long stays of visitors so they can learn about both places, taking advantage of our proximity and creating a coordinated effort in tourism between Quintana Roo and Cuba,” he said. The director of tourism pointed out that the concept of the mulit-destination attraction would resume this year after a long pause. He says they will work with Cuban tour operators as well as Cubana de Aviación, taking advantage of the celebrations for the 500 years of Havana. “Once the fair ends, we will meet to agree on the date of arrival of visitors from Cuba to Cancun and thereby increase tourism from Europe,” he said.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) Flota Ocampo added that they have been working on the concept for three years and hope to move it forward through airlines or cruises.last_img read more

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first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Feature | April 10, 2014 The Role of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Breast Cancer Treatment Dartmouth to share its plans for clinical tests in humans News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more center_img Shown here at 9900x magnification, tumor cells readily take up magnetic nanoparticles (black objects). When a tumor containing nanoparticles is exposed to an alternating magnetic field, the nanoparticles will heat and kill the tumor cells.April 10, 2014 — In a presentation exploring the promise of magnetic nanoparticle (mNP) hyperthermia in breast cancer treatment, Dartmouth researcher P. Jack Hoopes, DMV, Ph.D., co-director of Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Nanotechnology Working Group, reviewed preclinical studies conducted at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and discussed plans for early-phase clinical studies in humans at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).This evolving treatment approach involves the injection of nanoparticles into the tumor, which are then activated with magnetic energy. Once activated, the nanoparticles produce heat inside the cancer cell, the heat killing it with minimal damage to surrounding tissue.Hoopes has led efforts in creating platforms, approaches and equipment to test mNP in the laboratory and in the exam room at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence. He presented the enhanced uptake of breast cancer antibody tagged mNPs in xenograph breast tumors (human tumors grown in mice) following systemic delivery. The antibodies resulted in a 2.5-fold increase in tumor mNPs. The antibodies used were similar to the commercially available breast cancer antibody herceptin (trastuzumab). Researchers used only the cell-binding (fab) fragment of the antibody. This antibody-fab fragment was produced in the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth laboratory of protein engineers Tillman Gerngross and Karl Griswold.“Although we initially used the mNP therapy in an intra-tumoral delivery manner, and it has been effective, our goal and much of our current research is systemic mNP administration aimed at invasive and metastatic cancer,” said Hoopes. “This is where the antibodies come in and the highly specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -based nanoparticle imaging we are conducting at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota with Professor Michael Garwood.”Hoopes’ presentation reviewed biodistribution studies in mice, nanoparticle heating characterization in vitro and in vivo, efficacy studies in mouse tumor models and spontaneous canine oropharyngeal tumors, studies combining nanoparticle hyperthermia with ionizing radiation and chemotherapy and MRI-based nanoparticle imaging. He also addressed Dartmouth’s preparation for clinical trials, including navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the services provided by the FDA/NIH’s Nanoparticle Characterization Laboratory.For more information: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140407090226.htm FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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FOMC Continues Interest Rate Investment Policies

first_img Share March 20, 2013 447 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Federal Reserve GDP Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Service Providers Unemployment 2013-03-20 Mark Lieberman With an upbeat assessment of the economy, the “”Federal Open Market Committee””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomc.htm (FOMC) voted 11-1 Wednesday to leave interest rates unchanged and to continue its program of purchasing agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and longer-term Treasury securities to “”maintain downward pressure on longer-term interest rates, support mortgage markets, and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative.”” [IMAGE] Kansas City Fed President Esther George, who opposed a similar action in January, cast the lone dissenting vote.In announcing its decision at the conclusion of a two day meeting, the “”FOMC””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20130320a.htm offered a somewhat upbeat assessment of the economy.””Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests a return to moderate economic growth following a pause late last year,”” the committee said in its post-meeting statement. “”Labor market conditions have shown signs of improvement in recent months but the unemployment rate remains elevated. Household spending and business fixed investment advanced, and the housing sector has strengthened further, but fiscal policy has become somewhat more restrictive. Inflation has been running somewhat below the Committee’s longer-run objective, apart from temporary variations that largely reflect fluctuations in energy prices. Longer-term inflation expectations have remained stable.””[COLUMN_BREAK] At the same time, the committee released its latest series of economic projections by board members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents, which were slightly more optimistic regarding employment than the last round of projections issued in December, but showed slower near term growth than in December.The projections suggested the economy, as measured by Gross Domestic Product, would grow at between 2.3 percent and 2.8 percent this year, compared with the December forecast range of 2.3 percent to 3.0 percent. In 2014, the new projection showed a growth range of 2.9 percent to 3.4 percent, down slightly from December’s forecast of 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent.The unemployment rate, according to the projections, will range from 7.3 percent to 7.5 percent this year, lower than the 7.4 percent to 7.7 percent range in the December projections. The new projections put the unemployment rate in a 6.7 percent to 7.0 percent range in 2014, down from the 6.8 percent to 7.3 percent range forecast for 2014 last December.The committee made no change to its plans to keep the target federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent in effect “”at least as long as the unemployment rate remains above 6-1/2 percent, inflation between one and two years ahead is projected to be no more than a half percentage point above the Committee’s 2 percent longer-run goal, and longer-term inflation expectations continue to be well anchored.””The projections suggested the unemployment rate could reach as low as 6.5 percent–triggering an end to low interest rates and the continuation of a downward trajectory in the longer run.The FOMC said it would continue to purchase $40 billion a month of agency MBS and $45 billion per month of longer-term Treasury securities while reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency MBS into agency MBS and roll over maturing Treasury securities at auction. “”Taken together, these actions should maintain downward pressure on longer-term interest rates, support mortgage markets, and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative,”” the Committee said._Hear Mark Lieberman on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. and again at 9:20 a.m. Eastern time Friday._center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market Fed,FOMC Continues Interest Rate, Investment Policieslast_img read more

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