October 20, 2019
  • 11:04 am Veteran director J Om Prakash dies
  • 11:02 am Jaitley responding to treatment VPs office after Naidu visits AIIMS
  • 10:57 am Govt seeks report from schools about initiative for cleaning Yamuna
  • 10:16 am Hong Kong leader insists she will stay on
  • 10:15 am Japan briefs diplomats to wipe Fukushima nuke water concern

first_imgNew Delhi: Burglars these days are opting new modus operandi to commit crime and for this, they change their looks and pose as vegetable vendors.The Delhi Police on Wednesday said that they have busted a gang who were targeting houses with the following modus operandi in Delhi-NCR. Police identified the accused as Sharif (50), Fahim (26) and Shahid (43). Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya said that Sharif is the leader of Moradabadi gang. He along with his nephew Fahim and Shahid used to patrol on scooty in the posh areas of Delhi and NCR during day time as vegetable sellers. They used to spot the houses by giving their pamphlets of fruits and vegetables to the residents of the premise. The DCP further said that later finding lead they used to break into the locked premise wearing gloves so that their fingerprints could not be found from the spot. All of them used to commit a crime during day time. The team of the special staff of South West district, on May 14, received a secret information about Sharif Moradabadi gang that three desperate armed burglars cum robbers, who were spotted in various CCTV footages, will come near Peer baba Mazaar in Rangpuri to meet one of their friends. On this tip-off, the team were deployed at the spot. “On the signal of the informer, the accused persons riding on a scooty were asked to stop but instead, they tried to sped away. But the team of Special Staff successfully nabbed them after a hot chase,” said DCP Arya. Police said one loaded country-made pistol with one extra live cartridge, two buttoned knives and housebreaking equipment were recovered from their possession. During sustained interrogation, it was revealed that the accused Sharif is an absent bad character (BC) of Moradabad police station in UP from the last 10 years who commits the crime of various crime heads. He also disclosed his previous involvements in more than 30 cases of burglary and various types of cases. “Concerned authorities have been informed regarding the arrest of accused persons and further investigation is under process to affect more recoveries,” police further said.last_img read more

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The energy sector remains the key driver of economic activity in the provinceCALGARY — Canada’s economic growth is being driven by resource-rich Western provinces, according to a Bank of Montreal report released Tuesday.Alberta leads the pack, with the bank predicting 3.5% real GDP growth this year, falling back a bit to 2.9% in 2013.“The energy sector remains the key driver of economic activity in the province, with crude bitumen production up 16% year-over-year through the first half of the year, and the Energy Resources Conservation Board expecting oil sands output to more than double by 2021,” said economist Robert Kavcic.The energy sector’s strength has attracted workers from elsewhere in Canada to Alberta, which has the country’s lowest unemployment rate at 4.4%.But BMO Kavcic says the industry faces some risk.“Cost pressures could again pick up, though oil sands operations are generally viewed as economical at prices above US$80 (per barrel),” he said.“Also, wrangling over new pipeline capacity continues.”[np-related]Production from the Bakken, a massive oil deposit that stretches through parts of Montana, North Dakota and Saskatchewan, is filling up existing pipelines and causing Canadian producers to get a lower price for the heavy crude they produce.“Estimates suggest that production in Western Canada could be negatively impacted by 2015/16 if there is not enough new pipeline capacity put in place.”BMO says Canada’s overall real GDP growth is expected to be 2.2% in 2012, with the Western provinces all topping that rate.Saskatchewan, where oil and gas extraction and potash and uranium mining are big economic drivers, is expected to see growth of 3.1% this year.For British Columbia, it sees real GDP growth of 2.5% and for Manitoba, growth of 2.6%.Further east it’s a different story. BMO sees Ontario posting growth of two per cent and the economies of Quebec and the Atlantic provinces growing at less than two per cent in 2012.The report says fiscal restraint, the high loonie and sluggish U.S. demand are putting a damper on growth in Central Canada.Kavcic noted some cause for optimism in Ontario’s auto sector.“Auto producers continue to invest in North America and, despite a strong currency and higher labour costs compared to the southern U.S. and Mexico, Ontario is no exception,” he said.“Toyota, for example, is expanding production at its Woodstock assembly plant — a project worth about $100-million and 400 jobs. Plus, the CAW and Big Three automakers recently reached new four-year contract agreements. Output in the auto sector was up a solid 20 per cent year-over-year through August.”Also Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global growth forecasts in its quarterly economic outlook.The IMF predicts the global economy will expand 3.3% this year, down from the estimate of 3.5% growth it issued in July. Its forecast for growth in 2013 is 3.6%, down from 3.9% three months ago and 4.1% in April.The Canadian Press read more

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Some Sinhalese groups have said they will stage protests outside the UN office in Colombo tomorrow against Pillay’s visit to Sri Lanka. He said such an office should have a monitoring function on the strict proviso that it is an alternative to an international inquiry mechanism in to the war, and shall be strictly limited to the post-war period. “While ambassador/permanent representative to the UN in Geneva I was in the forefront of the opposition to such an office being established in wartime because I felt it could be used to leverage a ceasefire and forestall our definitive liberation from the Tigers. I still think I was right at the time, but given the human rights situation in peacetime, the impunity and immunity flaunted by state terrorism against unarmed citizens, I think that such a presence of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s Office would be in the public interest,” he said.Dr Jayatilleka, who has had direct dealings with Pillay during his term in Geneva, said she can be seen as independent and highly autonomous.“She is by no means a front for the West or the global North. She has criticized the USA, Israel, Libya, Syria and Iraq. The worst I can say about her contains a sincere compliment within the criticism; she is a human rights fundamentalist. The world needs such people,” he said. Pillay is scheduled to call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa and meet Government ministers and officials during her visit. She will also hold talks with senior judicial figures, members of the National Human Rights Commission and representatives of civil society.The High Commissioner is due to hold a news conference in Colombo at the end of her visit on Saturday 31 August, her office said in a statement last week. Pillay’s impression of Sri Lanka at the end of her visit will be all the more crucial as the UN Human Rights Council will meet in Geneva next month, and she is expected to make a statement on Sri Lanka. Her office said that in its resolution 22/1 – Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka – the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to present an oral update to the Council on the implementation of that resolution with input from relevant special procedures mandate holders.The oral update will be made to the Council during its September session. Pillay has repeatedly called for an international independent investigation on Sri Lanka, particularly into the allegations which arose over the final stages of the war.Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, former Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva (2007-2009) and a former Vice President of the UN Human Rights Council (2007-2008), told The Sunday Leader that Pillay and the Government should perhaps explore the possibilities of setting up an Office of the High Commissioner in Sri Lanka. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a weeklong visit during which she will attempt to draw her own conclusions on the post war situation in the country.Pillay will visit the North and East and will also have several meetings both in Colombo and in the North in an attempt to get an independent view of the ground situation. Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya said the Government will be giving her three separate briefings, including one by the Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga on the action plan on implementing the LLRC recommendations and one by the Ministry of Defence headed by the Defence Secretary. Dr Jayatilleka however said it will be a ‘joke’ if anyone in the Government thinks they can be tough with her when she comes. “Navi Pillay is impossible to intimidate. If the Government tries to be ‘tough’, the world’s media will relay it, and we shall lose even more votes than we have lost already in the UN Human Rights Council,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Easwaran Rutnam read more

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OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti told CHCH News that there is a record breaking amount of prize money for tonight’s Lotto Max draw.There is $110 million dollars in prizes available, the most in Canadian Lotto Max history.The jackpot is at an estimated $60 million with an additional 50 $1 million dollar prizes.Sales for the tickets will go on until 10:30 p.m, and OLG will post a video reciting the winning numbers shortly after the terminals are  shut down.The chances of winning one of the jackpot prizes is 1 in 28.6 million and the chance of winning any Lotto Max prize is 1 in 6.6.Last week’s prizes already broke the record with 46 $1 million prizes, and one $60 million prize.Nobody claimed that jackpot, and only about half of the $1 million dollar prizes were claimed, making this week an even larger pot.The jackpot is always capped at $60 million, but the amount of $1 million dollar prices is unlimited.Since the $60 million dollar prize began in 2015, 14 tickets have won 12 jackpots.Tony Bitonti says sometimes two tickets can have the same number, so winners have to split the money.The last person to win the $60 million jackpot was a woman from Newfoundland on Feb 23. read more

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Norfolk council will take another run at repairing Misner Dam in Port Dover.The new council elected in October has unanimously agreed to another round of tenders for the project, which has an estimated cost in the range of $2 million.“We will request bidders,” said Port Dover Coun. Amy Martin, sponsor of Tuesday’s motion.“We can expect this to return to council after the summer break, at which time council will decide which bid we accept.”Repairing the dam is the first step toward rehabilitating the Silver Lake mill pond in back of it.Hundreds of Port Dover residents have lobbied for the dam’s repair over the past decade. They recognize that stabilizing the dam is a potential stepping stone to dredging Silver Lake and restoring it as a picturesque feature in the centre of town.Council agreed to another round of bids after considering the findings of the Task Force on the Misner Dam and Silver Lake Revitalization Projects.In recent months, community stakeholders have analyzed the numerous reports and engineering studies performed to date. Task force highlights include:Removing Misner dam would be expensive and create serious silting problems in the lower Lynn River and in the harbour in Port Dover. This in turn would generate repeated, long-term dredging costs to keep the river below the dam and the harbour passable. The plan to repair the dam meets all federal and provincial regulatory requirements. An alternative to repairing the dam would trigger additional delays and another expensive round of engineering studies and environmental assessments. The dam repair is a necessary step toward rehabilitating Silver Lake. However, the task force recognizes that the mill pond is not the county’s responsibility and should not be improved at county expense. The county could be asked to contribute in areas that affect municipal property, operations and infrastructure. Norfolk County will not be responsible for obtaining permits and authorizations for any operation regarding Silver Lake. The funds needed to dredge or otherwise rehabilitate Silver Lake will be raised in the community. The Port Dover Lions Club – in partnership with the Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association – will be at the forefront of this campaign. After council agreed to another round of bids, Martin expressed confidence that Port Dover and surrounding area can take care of the Silver Lake rehabilitation without Norfolk’s help. Martin said the community groups involved in the task force already represent 500 highly-motivated supporters.“I expect full support in the community,” Martin said. “I think the public support is there and has always been there.”After years of study and expensive preparatory work, the former Norfolk council voted against moving forward with the project last June. A firm had bid $2.1 million to repair and stabilize the dam. The offer, however, was declined in a surprise 5-4 vote.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2013 8:46 am MDT More expensive gas drives US wholesale prices 0.7 pct. higher in February; food prices fall WASHINGTON – A measure of U.S. wholesale prices rose in February by the most in five months, pushed higher by more expensive gas and pharmaceuticals. But outside those increases, inflation was mild.The producer price index grew a seasonally adjusted 0.7 per cent in February from January, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s up from 0.2 per cent in the previous month. Wholesale gas prices increased 7.2 per cent.Even with the increase, wholesale prices have risen just 1.7 per cent in the past 12 months. That’s below the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent inflation target. Mild inflation gives the Fed more latitude to continue with its aggressive policies to spur more economic growth.The index measures the cost of goods before they reach consumers. Wholesale prices are what manufacturers and farmers receive for their products from retailers and distributors.Excluding volatile food and energy costs, core wholesale prices rose only 0.2 per cent last month. In the past 12 months, core prices have increased 1.7 per cent.Higher pharmaceutical costs accounted for 20 per cent of the increase in core prices last month. Car and pickup truck prices also rose.Wholesale food prices fell 0.5 per cent last month, led by an 18 per cent drop in vegetable costs, the most in nearly two years. The price of broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce all fell sharply.Gas prices have soared this year after falling at the end of 2012. The national average price for a gallon of gas jumped from $3.42 on Jan. 31 to $3.78 on Feb. 28.Since then, however, gas prices have come down a bit. They averaged $3.70 a gallon Wednesday.Higher wholesale prices don’t always mean consumers will soon pay more. High unemployment and weak pay gains are making it difficult for retailers to pass on higher costs to consumers.Low inflation means consumers can spend more on other goods and services, which helps the economy. It also gives the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low and buy bonds to help boost the economy. If prices were to begin rising rapidly, the central bank might be forced to raise rates to try to slow inflation.As long as the inflation outlook stays mild, the Fed said it plans to keep the short-term interest rate it controls near zero until the unemployment rate falls to at least 6.5 per cent. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their traditional wisdom and practical knowledge about adaptation methods. “We don’t want to speak only about climate change but about climate catastrophe […] What can we do? There are alternatives, especially from the indigenous peoples, especially from the wisdom of indigenous women,” said Roberto Espinoza, Advisor for the Interethnic Association for the development of the Peruvian Rainforest (Asociation Interetnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana – AIDESEP), at a press conference. Rosalia Yampis, Director of the Women’s Program in AIDESEP, also highlighted the “very important role” indigenous women can have in climate adaptation. “Women have this ancestral knowledge about seeds and what we have to sow,” she told the press conference. She added that indigenous peoples are providing input to Peru’s national contribution to the Paris Agreement in protecting the watershed. There are about 13 million indigenous peoples in Peru. As a national indigenous rights organization, AIDESEP works to improve the health, education and housing of these peoples. It is a member organization of the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA). We are sowing water – even if it sounds bizarre – with some special plants indigenous people know that can enhance the water cycle undergroundRoberto EspinozaAccording to AIDESEP, “it is amply demonstrated that indigenous territories are fundamental for the conservation of forests.” In them, generally, “deforestation is minimal, even less than in some protected natural areas. Therefore, today, one of the main strategies to counteract the loss and degradation of forests in the Peruvian Amazon is to ensure the safety and sustainable management of these territories,” explains the organization on its website. “There are alternatives with the wisdom and knowledge of our peoples. We, as indigenous peoples, are working on these alternatives,” said Janio Sangama, from the region of San Martin, which is mostly located in the upper part of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.“When we speak about sustainable development, we are looking after the management of our resources in a more orderly way. We worry about deforestation,” he added. “In San Martin, we had a big flood. We have a proposal called ‘hand in hand with Government’ to confront these natural catastrophes.” He said that the indigenous peoples have begun sustainable production or orderly production with technologies from communities. “We have been managing alternative crops in our territories. We are not destroying our forest,” he underscored. Roberto Espinoza said that “water is being reduced because of deforestation. So we are sowing water – even if it sounds bizarre – with some special plants indigenous people know that can enhance the water cycle underground,” he added. Regarding reforestation, Jammek Manikusi, a member of AIDESEP, said indigenous people are concerned about the use of exotic plants, like pine and eucalyptus. “These plants have impacts on the soil. We want a natural reforestation with natural wisdom of the peoples, with more proper methodologies, more adapted to natural regeneration of soils in the Amazon.” read more

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The Office of Research Services is offering a series of half-day workshops for those planning to apply for SSHRC’s Insight Development Grants (IDGs). In these workshops, IDG applicants will bring drafts of their applications, compare them to a successful Insight Grant (IG) application, exchange drafts with peers, give critiques and receive feedback, review, revise and rewrite.The workshops are being held from 9 a.m. to noon in Cairns 207. The following is a list of dates and subjects:Monday, January 11th – Summary and Knowledge Mobilization Plan (Tressie Dutchyn) Tuesday, January 12th – Budget and Budget Justification (Tracey Naldjieff) Thursday, January 14th – Research Design and Methodology (Tressie Dutchyn)Please RSVP to orsadmin@brock.ca by Jan. 8 with the subject line IDG Writing Workshop and indicate the session(s) you plan to attend. read more

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related …on sugar?The government spokesman announced that the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) – set up to dispose of the four closed sugar estates may – “open” them again. Now isn’t this what your Eyewitness has been pleading for – with arms raised to the heavens –  from the beginning of the debacle? Not to mention the Govt’s own CoI! The geniuses who made the original decisions have now confirmed they don’t know their a55 from their elbow when it comes to agriculture in general and sugar production in particular.What seems to have escaped them is that we’re not only located in the tropics – but we have fertile soils, which, combined with heavy rainfall, guarantees the abandoned sugar fields will become “jungle” within a year. And the drainage and irrigation canals will be so overgrown with grass – antelope or elephant – bulldozers will be able to crawl over them!! Can you really sell a budding jungle to investors for the price it cost us to create those fields in the first place?But let’s say it’s a case of “better late than never”. Does the SPU fellas (and felines) know that most of the equipment from Wales has been cannibalised – primarily to Uitvlugt?? This, confirms what the workers of Wales said from the beginning: their factory was in a better condition that Uitvlugt. But who listens to workers who’re using the equipment on a daily basis? What do they know? Certainly not as much as an Agriculture Minister who wouldn’t recognise a sugar clarifier if one crept up on him and bit him on his behind!!So the other question is where will the SPU get the financing to start up production again?? Wouldn’t this have been just the same amount  of money the Sugar COI recommended be injected into Guysuco for  three years until the whole organisation can be brought to a point of sale?? And wouldn’t they have to re-hire the same folks they fired? But now with their “severance” in their hands, will they want to return to the scene of their humiliations?The whole exercise raises the question why the arbitrary decision was made in the first place. It certainly wasn’t a decision that made economic sense since it’ll now have to be reversed – and cost billions to boot!! It didn’t make political sense either – since even if there were some sugar workers who were teed off against the PPP, they’ve now all returned to the fold after they were thrown to the dogs!The only answer is revenge. The PNCites remember Burnham shuttering Leonora estate because it was the centre of PPP militancy.And bettered him with 5700 at one blow!!…on the Oil Messiah?There’s quite a difference, we Guyanese know, between “guitar” and “mouthtar”! That is between action and words. Everyone can mouth off…but few can do…especially when it comes to these PNC Ministers. So at the Oil Summit, there were quite a lot of eyes rolling around in their sockets when Raphael “Nassau” Trotman spoke about agriculture and not being the deliverance for Guyana.There were even a few chuckles!! Does “Nassau” know that agriculture needs people who are willing to get into the fields where the crops will be planted? Has he heard the expression “once they’ve seen the bright lights, you can’t get them back on the farm”? If he didn’t he should ask himself why even though unemployment is sky high, none of the unemployed from Georgetown jumped into the cane fields – even though the pay was supposed to be astronomical!…on FDI?Since the beginning of “developmental economics”, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was the Holy Grail that would lead poor countries into the ranks of the “First World”.Why doesn’t Go-Invest reveal the culprit who placed the ad to chase FDI away?  It was an “insider”?? read more

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← Previous Story Draw results of the Women’s Junior World Championship in Korea Next Story → Milorad Krivokapic in Cimos Koper! Serbian playmaker, Davor Cutura (31), from finalist of Cup Winners Cup, Granollers (Spain) will next season begin in team who will compete in Champions League, BM Valladolid. BM Valladolid finished third in ASOBAL this year beyond Ciudad Real and FC Barcelona and played in CL 1/8 final, where they were beaten by German, Rhein Neckar Lowen. Cutura stayed three season in Granollers (finished 7th in ASOBAL). Before that, he was topscorer of Spain, when he played in Arate (season 06/07 – 230 goals).

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first_imgIN AN ARTICLE for TheJournal.ie that can be found here, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams wrote a very interesting piece arguing that “It’s time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain”. In case you haven’t read the article, I shall give you a brief synopsis: Mr Adams argues that President Michael D Higgins should use his visit to Britain this year to change Anglo-Irish relations to one based on “equality and mutual respect”. While it is obviously welcoming to hear an individual who has had a huge impact on both Britain and Ireland in recent decades call for a change from the ‘troubled history’ of the past, he is wrong; this change has been underway for some time now.For several years, we have seen the relationship between the two countries change significantly from an awkward alliance to a proud friendship. Arguably this is the untold story of Kenny’s and Cameron’s leaderships, one that must be applauded. Mr Higgins’ visit is significant because it highlights how far relations have come – more so than how far they still have to go.Interlinked economiesFor years the two economies have been interlinked. A joint-economic study from June of last year highlighted just how reliant both countries are on one another. The UK’s largest export market is Ireland and Ireland’s largest export market is the UK. In fact, Ireland’s agri-food sector exports more to the UK than it does to all of the remaining EU Member States combined. This is why when an individual like Eamon Gilmore says a UK exit from the European Union would be bad for the two countries’ relations, the British public listens.It is not only in pure statistics that positive relations can be seen. From Queen Elizabeth’s historic trip to Ireland last year where she said the words “A Uachtaráin agus a chairde” (President and friends), to David Cameron’s apology over Bloody Sunday, we have seen a much more mature relationship develop. Such a change can also be seen in the decision to allow the Olympic torch to pass through Dublin. A decision could have been made to have the torch stop at the borders and very few would have thought much of it, but instead a decision was made to have the torch travel south of the border.More examples can be found throughout the past few years. In 2010 when British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne offered a bi-lateral loan worth £7 billion and declared ‘Ireland is a friend and we’re here to help’, the British public did not bat an eyelid. At a time when Britain was refusing to enter bailout negotiations over Greece, it was more than ready to help its closest neighbour, and so it should be.It is not only in politics that a feel-good factor can be felt, the populations of both countries also show just how much influence the countries have on one another. Currently there are over 329,000 Brits living in Ireland while it is estimated that as many as six million people living in the UK have an Irish grandparent (close to almost 10 per cent of the UK population). I myself am one of the many people living in either UK or Ireland that holds dual nationality. At the time when immigration is a key concern in the UK, even leader of the BNP Nick Griffin is welcoming of the Irish.Limiting the debateI have a lot of respect for Mr Adams – whether you like him or loathe him, he is undoubtedly one of the biggest political figures of his generation – but I feel he is wrong to limit the debate over Anglo-Irish relations to just partition. While it is a key issue that has to be discussed, it is one of many factors to consider when evaluating the growing relationship between Ireland and Britain. In basing your opinion of the relationship among the two countries purely on partition, you ignore all the achievements both countries have made.Relations between the two nations are at a historic high, and at a time when both countries are comfortable and confident in their own skins, this is fantastic news for all. With the centenary of the First World War this year, and the centenary of the Easter Rising in two years, such a positive growing relationship could not be needed more. Such a relationship looks to only get better, which is good for all of us, whether you live north or south of the border, or in England, Scotland or Wales.Ryan Gray works as an advisor/counsellor, drug campaigner and trustee. He is currently running as a Conservative Party Candidate in British local elections and can be found on Twitter as @RyanDMGray.Gerry Adams: It’s time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and BritainRead: Ireland and the UK are planning closer economic cooperationlast_img read more

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first_imgMore: Ireland sells €500m of Treasury Bills at auction > THE NATIONAL TREASURY Management Agency said they have sold €500 million of Irish Treasury Bills – reaching it’s target amount.Total bids received amounted to 4.8 times the amount on offer.The Treasury Bills, which have a maturity of three months, were sold at a yield of 0.19 per cent.The sale today is similar to another NTMA auction last month that also raised €500 million and an annual interest rate of 0.24 per cent.Read: Ireland buys back €500 million of its own bonds >last_img

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first_imgZTE isn’t exactly a household name in North America, but the company is looking to make a splash with its new 7-inch T98 Android Honeycomb tablet.What’s so special about the ZTE T98? It’s sporting a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, making it the first non-reference tablet spotted in the wild running a Kal-El chip. To be specific, it ‘s a 1.5GHz version, though it’s been underclocked to 1.3GHz in the interest of prolonging battery life. That slight reduction is necessitated by a diminutive 4000mAh battery — more than 1000mAh less than the dual-core toting (and similarly sized) BlackBerry PlayBook.Apart from a kick-butt processor and less-than-impressive battery, the T98 offers pretty standard tablet hardware fare. There’s 1GB of RAM onboard along with 16GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n support, 2MP front and 5MP rear-facing cameras, and a 3G modem. It’s not quite Galaxy Tab 10.1 thin at 11.5mm, though it does best the PlayBook by about half a millimeter.There’s also an interesting twist in the ZTE tablet story. An FCC filing was spotted for a 7-inch ZTE tablet — and it could be the T98. The drawings do look very similar, but the tablet in the filing is referred to as the Smart Tab 7. That’s an existing ZTE slate that was introduced by Vodafone earlier this month.While the Smart Tab 7 is a solid piece of equipment, it features a more mundane Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core chip at 1.2GHz. But with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 rumored to be launching with a Kal-El chip next month, it’s certainly possible the ZTE is going to be hot on its heels with a more portable tablet running Nvidia’s quad-core beast.More at Engadgetlast_img read more

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first_imgAfter praising Fidel Castro, Michael D Higgins becomes first Irish statesman to visit Cuba today The president was criticised for his tribute in praise of Fidel Castro when he died aged 90 last November. By Cianan Brennan 12,902 Views Feb 15th 2017, 6:01 AM Share422 Tweet Email2 Source: President of Ireland/Twitter Short URL Michael D Higgins Source: RollingNews.ieIRISH PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins will today become the first Irish head of state to visit reclusive Communist state Cuba.The president has been on the road for eight days now having taken in Peru and Colombia in South America prior to the Cuban state visit.The visit is at the invitation of Cuban president Raul Castro, brother of long-time leader Fidel who died aged 90 last November. President Higgins is the first foreign Head of State to visit a fully demobilised FARC zone. pic.twitter.com/VVYvVZkDua— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) February 13, 2017 http://jrnl.ie/3239200 30 Comments Higgins’ statement said Castro will be “remembered as a giant among global leaders whose view was not only one of freedom for his people but for all of the oppressed and excluded peoples on the planet”.However, it noted: “The economic and social reforms introduced were at the price of a restriction of civil society, which brought its critics.”Renua leader John Leahy and Fianna Fáil education spokesman Thomas Byrne were among those to criticise Higgins’ lauding of a regime “which murdered thousands of people”, in Leahy’s words. Source: Thomas Byrne/TwitterHiggins’ visit will begin with a wreath-laying at a monument dedicated to Cuban poet and independence fighter José Marti at Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución.He will go on to meet with President Castro to “discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as issues relating to regional cooperation in Europe and Latin America”.The president’s tour has already made history in a couple of ways – Higgins has been the first Irish head of state to be awarded with Peru’s highest honour and, in Colombia, he became the first head of any foreign state to visit a fully demobilised FARC camp.The Cuban leg of the extended tour will be the last, with President Higgins returning to Dublin next Sunday.Read: Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been delayed for a 19th timeRead: Former head of Garda Press Office ‘delighted’ to be back at work after 22-month suspension The Irish president received a deal of criticism after paying tribute to Castro in the wake of his death.In a statement at the time, President Higgins said he learned of Castro’s death with “great sadness”.Cuba achieved 100% literacy many years ago and built up a health system that is one the most admired in the world. With economic growth rates similar to many other Latin American countries, inequality and poverty are much less pronounced in Cuba than in surrounding nations. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 6:01 AMlast_img read more

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first_imgSarkozy réaffirme son refus d’exploiter les gaz de schisteNicolas Sarkozy a profité de sa visite aux Vans en Ardèche pour réaffirmer son sentiment quant à l’exploitation des gaz de schiste en France. Le Président de la République s’y est vu remettre par le maire de la commune, Bruno Vigier, une lettre du collectif “stop au gaz de schiste”.Non, Nicolas Sarkozy ne changera pas d’avis. Le Président français continue de s’opposer à l’exploitation du gaz de schiste par fracturation hydraulique. Début octobre, le gouvernement avait annoncé l’abrogation des trois permis d’exploration d’hydrocarbures visant exclusivement le gaz de schiste. Une loi avait d’ailleurs été adoptée en juillet dernier interdisant, en France, la technique controversée de la fracturation hydraulique, polluant les sous-sols. Le principe consiste à infiltrer de l’eau dans les roches en sous-sol pour faire pression dans les cavités et ainsi les faire craquer afin de récolter les gaz de schiste. Ce système d’exploitation est très détériorant et polluant car, en faisant des dégâts dans les sous-sols, c’est la nappe phréatique qui risque à tout moment d’être polluée. Et il est impossible de traiter une eau polluée à 100%. L’eau en dangerÀ lire aussiRéchauffement climatique : les émissions de CO2 connaissent leur plus forte hausse en 7 ansSelon ces rapports de l’EPA, les rejets toxiques, causés par l’exploitation des gaz de schiste, auraient des conséquences graves sur l’environnement et la santé de l’homme. Le journal américain New York Times va plus loin : « Avec la fracturation hydraulique, un puits produit parfois plus de 4 millions de litres d’eaux usées qui contiennent souvent des sels hautement corrosifs, des cancérogènes comme le benzène et des éléments radioactifs comme le radium, tous pouvant être présents naturellement à des centaines de mètres sous le sol ». L’eau est une ressource vitale à l’homme qui montre, déjà de nos jours, des signes d’insuffisance à subvenir aux besoins de toute la planète. En ce sens, la déclaration de Nicolas Sarkozy a répondu à la méfiance des manifestants contre ce type d’exploitation. Parallèlement à l’enthousiasme suscité par cette annonce, le groupe Total a été surpris des dires du Président de la République; ce dernier aurait donné, en octobre dernier, son accord au groupe pour trois permis d’exploration de sous sols, visant à une éventuelle exploitation des gaz de schiste y attenant. Le 21 décembre 2011 à 13:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgStay on target ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX’s Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas Somewhat apocryphally, rocket science has been cemented in our culture as one of the hardest things you can possibly do. Right up there with brain surgery (which, of course, lead to the comedic portmanteau “rocket surgery,” but which is actually a thing), the science that goes into launching our big metal birds into the starry beyond is utterly incomprehensible to the layman. But, why is that?If you break it down, you’re really just inflating a really big balloon and letting it jet across the room when you let it go. But instead your breath is millions of pounds of highly explosive chemicals, and you actually want to get somewhere instead of careening wildly about. And, therein lies the problem.Rockets Are Hard (in part) Because Earth Is HeavyCredit: NASA, RS-25 engine testThe big issues really come into play because getting into space is really hard — on Earth. If we, for instance, lived on an asteroid, then yeah, you could actually launch something with just compressed air. That wouldn’t be terribly difficult except all the things you’d to gather and compress air, much less manufacture the tanks and other machinery wouldn’t comfortably fit on such a tiny rock. And that’s the issue. For us to really be, we kinda have to be on a planet. As far as we know, anyway. And that means there’s a minimum level of mass the planet would likely have, as well as a certain atmospheric density. Otherwise, life would be tough — if not impossible.So, Earth has the right conditions to make us, but to have that combo, it kinda needs to be heavy and big. That means there’s a lot of gravity — a planet’s worth, in fact — that we have to fight against. And compressed air just isn’t strong enough.Instead, we need something that can pack a huge amount of energy into a tiny space. And the best and safest place to get that kind of energy, at least for now, is explosives.The thing about explosives, though, is they tend to rip apart whatever they’re put in. And that’s exactly the problem rocket engineers need to control. Unless you’re working with solid rocket fuels, which just burn on their own, you’ll want some means of controlling how the fuels mix together so you can adjust temperature, pressure, power, etc. as you go. And that means a combustion chamber where you mix your cocktail of zany flame-y chemistry and get the lift you need to let slip the surly bonds of Earth.In many ways, your car runs on the same basic principle — making a bunch of booms and using that power to go.  And, though it may be impressive, doesn’t exactly inspire entire generations of children. Rockets use much more potent chemicals and manage to keep all that burning fury on just enough of a lease that it can do something useful. But, much like your car’s fuel injectors, spark plugs, etc. must be carefully controlled so you can actually go anywhere, rockets are very, very finely calibrated to do the same.Therein lies a good chunk of the complexity in building out modern rockets. Combining a series of some number of liquids and gasses in such a way that you get enough power to push millions of pounds of steel and science into orbit, but without causing the whole thing to… y’know. Explode. Or melt. Or anything. Because car engines get hot, of course, but they are contending with chemicals that can give TNT a run for its money.Respect the ChemistryNASA/JPLThat leads us to the next big obstacle — the chemistry. While the principles of rocketry have been more or less understood for a few hundred years, starting with fireworks and the like, the complex combo sciences hadn’t been explored to the point where the devices were practical.Metallurgy was still in its relative infancy — and believe me, it takes a lot more than cast iron to stand up to these heats — not to mention the field of chemistry itself. We had yet to discover high explosives, or even grasped what oxygen truly was. And for as much as rocket science relies on Isaac Newton’s laws of motion, so too does it need a good founding in the chemical.There are dozens of different types of rocket fuels — each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Monopropellant, for instance, is a liquid fuel that will burn on its own. As you might suspect, this is often super dangerous and happens to be phenomenally toxic. Hydrazine, one of the more common types is infamous for its toxicity. But, still, it has its uses — namely in chemical thrusters out in space, where simple, fast, and reliable is more important than chemically safe.While some rockets have used this on Earth, conventional wisdom has kept people closer to the kerosene end of the spectrum. And while that’s obviously pretty nasty stuff too, as chemicals go, it’s not too bad.The Space Shuttle’s main engines, on the other hand, used hydrogen and oxygen, creating water as an exhaust. That’s not only pretty environmentally friendly; it’s incredibly efficient. But, the tech is also a lot more expensive than earlier American rockets like the F-1 (the Saturn V’s main engine), just about any Soviet-era engine like the RD-170 or even the Merlin Engine on SpaceX’s Falcon line. And, as expensive as rocketry already is, it can be hard to justify the added expenditures of safer rockets with cleaner exhausts.These are Big BoisStop. Alright. How big do you think the Saturn V rocket was? It was the monster that took people to the moon and is among the most powerful machines of any kind humans have ever constructed. So. Now. Really think. How big do you think it was? Unless you’ve seen a rocket up close, it can be impossible to grasp just how gargantuan they are. But, to put it into perspective, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and that other guy sat atop and a mountain of explosives and steel that stretched almost sixty feet higher than the Statue of Liberty — pedestal included. All of which, may I remind you, was designed to be discarded during launch. Huge chunks of metal and gear the size of national landmarks just dropped into the sea/space all to get a couple of dudes to that white rock we sometimes see at night.If your mind isn’t blown, you really need to let that sink in. One of the largest bombs ever conceived is needed to get a few thousand pounds of anything basically anywhere.Controlling the Damned ThingAn artist’s rendering of a rocket launching with the InSight spacecraft (via NASA/JPL-Caltech)Alright, so putting that all together, we have the insanely complex chemistry of combining super-hot incredible powerful explosive thingies into a chamber that can’t explode or melt and then controllably flinging the explosion outside the ship and using that to control a mountainous machine. So, let’s take it another step and make it a bit harder.Rockets, you see, can’t go straight up. Or, at least, that’s a big waste of fuel. The thing is, Earth is spinning pretty fast, and you also want to orbit the thing — generally. Going straight out is surprisingly hard because it means 100% of your rocket’s power goes to fighting the Earth’s gravity, and if you don’t have enough fuel, you’ll just become the world’s most ridiculously expensive vertical gunshot.That’s another misconception. Most rockets don’t actually escape Earth’s gravity. They get a little further out. Those that do, often try to take advantage of gravitational slings to help. Rockets, as powerful as majestic as they are, still aren’t what you’d need to really get away from the planet.So, your job is to steer the thing. And how do you just… drive the Statue of Liberty? Well, that’s the thing. Adjusting individual rocket nozzles, additional thrusters, controlling chamber pressures, and good ol’ aerodynamics get you there. But along the way, you realize another important problem — as you fly, Earth’s atmosphere gets thinner. When that happens, the hot, expanding gasses literally rocketing out of your engines can get unstable or lose efficiency. That’s where we get into another layer of chemistry, as well as understanding how rocket nozzles are shaped and how they need to operate. Going back to the Saturn V, it actually ran super-cooled fluid through the nozzle to help prevent the extreme heat from melting. That caused some unburned fuel to appear on the sides of the rocket exhaust — and cost a bit of power.All of these and the thousands of little issues that crop up when you’re building a machine the size of a skyscraper are the real nature of the field. And that’s even before we get to considering how you’d literally build the thing and get people inside of it.Honestly, the deeper I’ve looked into this, the more impressed and amazed I’ve been. Rocket science truly is a marvel of our modern world. And it deserves a huge nod of respect from us all.But also boom-towers are just fuckin’ cool.Find out if nuclear fusion could be commercially viable in 15 years. Learn why nuclear pasta is the strongest known material. See how a nuclear battery could power spacecraft. Read up on all nuclear news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other WhatsApp Dwayne Johnson: I bonded with late Paul Walker over our daughters Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Twitter Pinterest WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXcenter_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey The following was taped on Tuesday night in Tampa, Florida.WWE Smackdown tapings for January 28, 2016:* The New Day open the show. They talked trash on The Rock after showing footage from RAW on Monday night. The Miz comes out and agrees with New Day about Rock saying he had no right to disrespect him, a fellow movie star. The Usos are out next and say Miz is the only man ever to headline WrestleMania and still needs to remind people. Titus O’Neil and Dolph Ziggler join The Usos to setup the next match.* The Usos, Dolph Ziggler & Titus O’Neil def. The New Day & The Miz.* Kalisto def. Neville to retain the WWE United States Championship.* Highlight Reel segment hosted by Chris Jericho. His guests were WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Jericho tries to stir up issues between the two. Ambrose talks about Lesnar, but said he isn’t afraid of anyone. Reigns tries to warn Ambrose about Lesnar. Ambrose said he didn’t have to beat Brock and could end up pinning Reigns. Reigns reminds Ambrose he’s never beaten him before. The Wyatt Family shows up. Bray issues a challenge to Jericho, Ambrose and Reigns later tonight.* The Social Outcasts are out next and upset at all the attention AJ Styles is getting.* AJ Styles def. Curtis Axel.* WWE Divas Champion Charlotte w/ Ric Flair def. Natalya in a non-title match.* Backstage, Sasha Banks said while Naomi and Tamina were great, she wants the WWE Divas Championship. Naomi and Tamina walk up saying they have her back. Banks told both she’s happy they know who the real boss is.* Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho & WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose def. The Wyatt Family via DQ. Strowman broke up a pinfall by Reigns to cause the DQ. After the match, The Wyatt’s went on the attack when Big Show came out. Big Show takes out Rowan and then gets in the face of Strowman. Harper and Bray attack Big Show. Reigns, Jericho and Ambrose all make a comeback and clear The Wyatt’s out of the ring.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining 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 Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Videos Articleslast_img read more

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first_imgEach commissioner and the secretary of Clark County Cemetery District No. 1 — known to most in the area as Fern Prairie Cemetery — wrote their choice for district chairman on torn pieces of notebook paper and threw them in a hat.They were tallied up. Will Zalpys won the chairmanship, though his victory was never really in doubt.“We just did the election, and unfortunately I’m it,” Zalpys joked in a deadpan tone.Zalpys has led the cemetery district in the outskirts of Camas since April 2002. The other commissioners laud him as the member with the most knowledge of the cemetery’s workings.Most of the district’s meetings are carried out with a deliberate impassiveness. It’s likely out of necessity, as many topics deal with death. There’s a need for a respectful routine, according to its members.The commissioners are Zalpys, Jeanette Jester and John Straub.Meetings, decisionsAt its January meeting, the group discussed lowering the price of its baby grave plots, designated to a small section of the cemetery marked off with a white picket fence. The baby section is about 1 year old and featured a handful of graves as of mid-March.That meeting took place at East County Fire and Rescue Station 91, just up the road from Fern Prairie, off Northeast Robinson Road.It costs $100 to bury a baby at the rural Clark County cemetery. That price and others are less expensive than options in the Vancouver-Portland area. In recent years, people have been choosing Fern Prairie for its affordability, Zalpys said.last_img read more

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first_imgDayvon Love, Co-founder and Director of Research and Public Policy, Leaders of A Beautiful StruggleKaren Williams“My mother sacrificed a lot for me to have the opportunities that I have today. She worked extremely hard to make sure I had the best possible shot in this world to be successful. One of the memories I am most fond is when my mother would bake cookies. Because of how hard things were when I was a kid she didn’t always have time to do things with my brother and I. But whenever she would bake cookies she would have us help her. To this day when I bake cookies it makes me very happy.” Robyn B. Dixon – Star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of PotomacGladys Bragg“As long as I can remember, my mother, Gladys Bragg, has always been involved in leadership positions in various social and community organizations. I was always so impressed by the hard work and dedication she put into everything she did, despite not being paid to do any of it. My mother’s ability to lead others and effectively run organizations without cutting corners is inspirational. She puts her all into everything she does and always does what she says she will do without ever dropping the ball. Many people have turned to my mother for help because they know that they can depend on her to get the job done! She also leaves lasting impressions on those she works with. I frequently run into a lot of her former students (she formerly taught Marketing at Morgan State University) who all say that “Mrs. Bragg was the best teacher!” To know that my mother has made such an impact on so many people makes me extremely proud of her. I have been so fortunate to learn from watching her lead and can only hope that some of her fantastic skills have rubbed off on me.” David A. Wilson – President, Morgan State UniversityMinnie Spencer Wilson (late)“One of my fondest memories of her was that she made a lot out of nothing and in the process nourished us and fed us as growing children. She was an amazing woman. We grew up very poor in Alabama and oftentimes we struggled to have enough food to eat. There were times when we thought there was nothing to eat and Mom would always go in the kitchen and prepare this amazing meal, out of nothing, it seemed. We were always shocked.” Monica Mitchell, Vice President of Community Development, Wells Fargo and Founding President of the Board, Lillie May Carroll Jackson Girls Charter SchoolVenecia Catlin-Butler“My mother instilled in me the power and confidence to BE – to be bold, to be smart, to be compassionate, to be grateful, and to be humble and courageous enough to use my gifts in service to others. She is my inspiration, my role model and the calm and loving voice of my conscious that reminds me to pick myself up and try again when I fall. Every good thing that I am is because of her.” Jacqueline Jones, Associate Professor and Chair of Multimedia Journalism Dept., Morgan State UniversityAlice E. Jones“My mother is everyone’s mother. My friends confided in her and often asked if I wanted to “trade” mothers when they had conflicts with their own. My mom was fun-loving, too – still is in many ways at age 91. When I realized I had met all my requirements and would graduate from college she suggested going out. We went to a bar owned by a friend of hers, then to an after-hours club. We hung out ’til sunrise. My dad fussed when we returned at sunrise, but Ma pointed out that I was chaperoned. Not many folks can say that about their mothers.” Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore City State’s AttorneyCharlotte Mosby“My mother was 17 years old when she had me. Gave up her dreams and aspirations, she raised me along with my grandmother – my mother is an example of strength that black women have, she’s always been there.” Gordon F. May, President / CEO, Baltimore City Community CollegeElward L. May“My mother, who passed away four years ago at the age of 93, attended one of my earliest organized football games in East St. Louis, IL. I was in junior high school. She knew next to nothing about football but she knew her son Gordon was out there playing. She would root for me even on plays in which I was not involved.”center_img AFRO’S Mother’s Day Tribute – Baltimore Cheo Hurley, Executive Director, Park Heights RenaissanceMaxine G. Hurley“We all just had brunch with my mom, my wife and my wife’s family down at the waterfront Marriott – she’s in a nursing home now, she’s sick.” Cori A. Ramos – Director of Sales & Special Events, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & CultureSusan C. Ramos“She is my everything! My friend, my champion and my cheerleader! I am grateful for her continued support and love she gives me every day! I wouldn’t be the person that I am today without her guidance and unconditional love!” Farajii Muhammad, Host of Listen Up! on WEAA 88.9 FM & Co-Host of The Larry Young Morning Show on PRAISE 106.1 FMKareemah RasulallahI was blessed to grow up in a two parent household. My father worked often while my mother, a flight attendant, had to balance between career and family, with the assistance of my grandmother. My mother was highly regarded in our family because she had the spirit to keep us together, in spite of schedules, jobs and other circumstances. She exemplified faithfulness, dignity, compassion, creativity, strength and most importantly, love. While we were very young, my mother exposed my brother, sister and I to the beauty of what it means to be black, in America and beyond. I was taken to everything from lectures about black people, cultural events related to the history of black people and was always taught to appreciate the divine value of my people. My consciousness for our people was shaped by her from the beginning. However, at the age of 10, I lost my mother to cancer. But, even though she is no longer with us physically, her life, her work, and her love will never be lost or forgotten. Kwame Rose, Activist/Blogger/SpeakerDanyelle Rose“My mother has always been there for me, especially when it came to my high school to ensure I was going to class – I wasn’t the easiest kid to deal with, and I appreciate my mom for always being there during those times.”last_img read more

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first_img When it comes to food, sometimes you “gotta catch ’em all,” but one Japanese chain messed up its Pikachu donuts so badly that they were pulled from shelves.Mister Donut, a popular Japanese donut chain, recently debuted a special Pikachu donut, reported SoraNews24. The donut, which is shaped like Pikachu’s face, features the Pokémon mascot’s signature features that aren’t hard to miss.Unfortunately though, some customers weren’t as lucky to receive cute Pikachu donuts with their cup o’ joes. Missing ears, eyes, and cheeks turned the adorable character into a nightmarish creation, and some customers even went to Twitter to show their hilarious, WTF ‘Pokemon’ treats as a warning to fans.AdChoices广告明日から始まるミスドのピカチュウドーナツ、、店によって個体値違うらしいから気をつけて、、 pic.twitter.com/OHriAtbiyz— 与田尻 (@yumikinaon) November 13, 2018 ホクロがセクシー#ピカチュウドーナツ#これじゃない感 pic.twitter.com/UP4IRaJQsm— u ©︎ ⁠ (@beerlady_u) November 11, 2018 Stay on target Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks center_img ピカチュウゲットwビミョー、、#ピカチュウドーナツ pic.twitter.com/nLNwr9vnhX— らむねの@ブログはじめました (@ramuneno_mogu) November 12, 2018 父がお土産に買ってきてくれたドーナツ。家族総出でピカチュウ撮影会になりました。 pic.twitter.com/IWgUZaZMu1— かなで (@ebihurai_utpr) November 11, 2018One of the best donut comparisons was the placement of Pikachu’s eyes. Instead of the pupils looking up, some of the donuts had dead stare dots. Customers were haunted by their ‘Pikachu-less’ dessert looking at them, which obviously didn’t make the cut for their Instagram feeds.ミスドの限定商品のピカチュウドーナツが店によって、というか1個1個のクオリティに差があることが話題になってて、物によっては怖すぎたりするらしい。店で作って焼くから仕方ないと思うが、多分、目が大事なんだと思う。目の白い部分を真ん中にずらしただけで印象がすごく変わる。 pic.twitter.com/c1HXjOuOg5— 陸マScientist (@rikumasc) November 12, 2018Duskin, Mister Donut’s parent company, responded to customers’ comments by temporarily taking the Pikachu donuts off the market. Thankfully though, Mister Donuts will bring back the famous donuts starting Nov. 16, with the promise of stricter quality control for the treats moving forward.ピカチュウドーナツ発売記念に描きました pic.twitter.com/lAAhf66m38— 超有機生命体コウ (@pochifu_kou) November 13, 2018More on Geek.com:Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Evee Is For Your Heart, Not Your Brain‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Is a Live-Action Pokemon Fever DreamGeek Pick: Pokémon Poké Ball Waffle Maker for Epic Meal Timelast_img read more

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