Supermodel Fernanda Taveras Wants Brazil To Be Cruelty Free

first_imgBrazilian supermodel Fernanda Tavares has been named Humane Society International’s Ambassador for the charity’s Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.Tavares has pledged to help HSI end animal suffering in Brazil’s beauty industry.Last month Fernanda Tavares starred in a video appeal for HSI calling for the Brazilian government to follow in the footsteps of Europe, Israel and India by introducing a nationwide cosmetics animal testing ban. Fernanda subsequently joined HSI for a meeting with Senator Eduardo Suplicy, the Minister of Justice, Dr. José Eduardo Cardozo and Deputy Ricardo Tripoli to discuss why banning cosmetics animal testing, which was recently done in the state of Sao Paulo, would improve consumer safety and promote modern science as well as protect animals from unnecessary suffering.Fernanda said: “I’m really thrilled to become HSI’s Be Cruelty-Free Brazil Ambassador. I love my country very much, but cosmetics cruelty shames Brazil so I want to see an end to the suffering as soon as possible. I feel very close to this issue, coming from the modelling world where make-up is so central, I feel I am in a unique position to speak out for these poor animals who suffer in silence. There really is no excuse for animal testing when so many companies make amazing cosmetics without hurting any animals. So I want to do whatever I can to help HSI achieve this goal.”Although banned throughout Europe, Israel and India, Brazil’s cosmetics regulations still allow for eye, skin and oral toxicity tests on rabbits, guinea pigs and other rodents. The animals are given no pain relief and are killed at the end of the test by asphyxiation or neck breaking.Helder Constantino, HSI’s Be Cruelty-Free campaigner said: “Fernanda is the perfect Ambassador for our Be Cruelty-Free campaign so we are honoured to have her support. She encompasses beauty with compassion and we know she shares our determination to see an end to cosmetics animal testing here in Brazil and around the world.”Be Cruelty-Free Brazil is part of the largest campaign in the world to end cosmetics animal testing, supported by ARCA Brasil, ProAnima and the National Forum for the Protection and Defense of Animals. HSI has Be Cruelty-Free campaigns in Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan and Be Cruelty-Free USA is spearheaded by The Humane Society of the United States.last_img read more

Woman says police ignored sex assault complaint against alleged Winnipeg serial killer

first_img(Alleged Winnipeg serial killer Shawn Lamb, 52)APTN National NewsWINNIPEG-A Winnipeg woman says police ignored her sexual assault complaint against a Shawn Lamb, an alleged serial killer accused of murdering three Aboriginal women.The First Nation woman, who requested anonymity, was working as a sex worker when she said Lamb tried to rape her about five months ago after inviting her into his apartment to smoke crack.“He proceeded to put himself on me, he was trying to be aggressive on me, trying to rub me and trying to rape me,” she said, in an interview with APTN National News, which airs Wednesday. “I fought him off me and I was screaming, but I fought him off me. I grabbed a hammer and I swing it at him and told him, ‘If you don’t let me out of your house, I’ll smash your house up.’”The woman said she then went to police.“My voice wasn’t heard. They didn’t do nothing about it,” she said. “They just thought it was a bad date gone wrong.”Lamb, 52, is currently facing three counts of second degree murder in the deaths of Tanya Jane Nepinak, 31, Carolyn Sinclair, 25, and Lorna Blacksmith, 18.All three women disappeared within the space of five months around the same street, Ellice Ave, known locally as Winnipeg’s “street of tears.” Nepinak disappeared last September, Sinclair in December and Blacksmith disappeared in January of this year.According to court records, police allege that Blacksmith was killed Jan. 12, while Sinclair was killed Dec. 18, 2011, and Nepinak was murdered on Sept. 13, 2011.Sinclair and Blacksmith’s bodies were found in dumpsters while police are still searching for Nepinak’s remains.The families of the women have long claimed they believed the women’s deaths were all connected.last_img read more

PM Modi upper caste by birth backward on papers Tejashwi

first_imgPatna: Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday rebuffed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion of belonging to an “ati-pichhda” (most backward) caste, insisting that he saw this coming from the PM a week ago.Addressing a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, the prime minister aggressively pitched his backward caste identity, declaring that he was not just an OBC, but was “born” into the “most-backward caste”. Yadav, in a tweet, said Sunday, “I had said on April 20 (2019) said that @narendramodi ji, after portraying himself as fake OBC, will call himself a person belonging to extremely backward caste. He did so yesterday (in Kannauj rally in UP). Also Read – J&K won’t remain UT forever, says Shah”The fact is that he is an upper caste (person) by birth and backward on papers. He (PM) will say so many things just to fetch votes.” Notably, the former Bihar deputy chief minister had said on April 20 that Modi would call himself a son of extremely backward caste parents, hours before the prime minister held a rally in the Araria Lok Sabha constituency. “PM @narendramodi ji is coming to Bihar today. He would portray himself as the son of extremely backward caste. He will make an abortive bid to polarize voters. “Bihar is expecting lies and jumlas from him. Hope that the PM would give account of his 2014 promises,” the RJD leader had tweeted.last_img read more

Malian president pays visit to Morocco

first_imgFez – Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, began on Tuesday evening a visit to Morocco to attend the 9th International Agriculture Fair in Morocco (SIAM) which takes place on April 24-May 3 in Meknes under the motto “Local products.”On his arrival at the airport of Fez-Saiss,  the Malian Head of State was greeted by Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane.Boubacar Keïta was also greeted by Minister of the Moroccan expatriate community and Migration Affairs, Anis Birou and the Wali of the Fez-Boulemane region,  Mohammed Dardouri. Upon his participation in Meknes on Wednesday in the 7th Symposium of Agriculture, organized under the motto “The family agriculture”, the Malian President will attend the official opening of SIAM, scheduled for Thursday.The Malian President is accompanied by a large government delegation including Ministers of Rural Development, Bocari Treta, Trade, Abdel Karim Konate, Industry and Investment Promotion, Mustapha Ben Barka, Crafts and Tourism, Berthé Aissata Bengaly, and Religious Affairs and Worship, Thierno Amadou Omar Hass Diallo.The President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Condé, arrived in Fes earlier in the day to attend the 9th session of SIAM.last_img read more

LTTE sleeper cell busted

Investigators said Krishnamurthy, who supplied water cans in the Pozhichalur locality where he lived, befriended Udaya Doss and Maheswaran and took them to Suresh Kumar. The former LTTE operative trained them in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and electronic circuits for a variety of bombs.During questioning, the arrested men said they had taken the house in Pammal on rent more than two months ago. Doss was a carpenter and Maheswaran a photo editor. Suresh Kumar trained Sri Lankan Tamils and sent them to the island nation with bomb-making material, investigators said. The other arrested, Gopi alias Manoharan, 37, also a Jaffna native, flew into this country in 2009 on a genuine passport. Sivaneswaran came in 2011. The arrested duo was produced before a magistrate’s court in Tambaram that remanded them in judicial custody in Puzhal prison. The two narrowly escaped arrest when a team of ‘Q’ branch sleuths barged into a house inPozhichalur near Chromepet on December 19, 2012. The police team nabbed S Suresh Kumar, 34, D Udaya Doss, 39, T Maheswaran, 33 and K Krishnamurthy, 29. An investigating officer said Suresh Kumar, an ex-LTTE operative, lost his legs in an explosion during the Eelam war and moved around in a wheelchair. “Two of the four arrested men came to Tamil Nadu as refugees in 2001 and 2003, and the others came as the war was in its final stages in 2009,” the officer said. Tamil Nadu ‘Q’ branch sleuths said they have busted a sleeper cell of former LTTE cadres with the arrest of two men in a Mogappair guest house on Friday, the Times of India reported today.One of those nabbed, Sivaneswaran, 34, alias Nesan alias Priyan alias Isai Priyan alias Anbu, hails from Jaffna. He joined the LTTE and was tasked with checking the antecedents of young recruits. He also worked as a shadow for cadres going on leave. Later, he became head of the outfit’s recruitment wing. read more

4 companies chosen to pursue nuclear waste burial test

4 companies chosen to pursue nuclear waste burial test SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Four companies will pursue the possibility of conducting a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground, federal energy officials announced Monday, months after two prospective sites in the Dakotas were abandoned over local opposition.The U.S. Department of Energy said the companies will explore potential sites for the test in South Dakota, Texas and New Mexico. Only one company will eventually carry out the borehole field test, which at no point will involve the use of actual nuclear waste.California-based AECOM is exploring a field test site in Texas, while RESPEC is pursuing a site in South Dakota, where it is based. New Mexico-based TerranearPMC and Georgia-based ENERCON are looking at sites in New Mexico.Boreholes are narrow, vertical holes that are drilled into the earth usually to determine the geological characteristics of the rock below. The proposed test is meant to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in approximately 3-mile-deep holes.“It is important to note there will be no nuclear waste used as part of this project nor will the site for the field test be used for future nuclear waste disposal,” said Andy Griffith, deputy assistant secretary in the department’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Griffith declined to name the communities where the companies are pursing the sites, but said they will be revealed in the near future.Waste from commercial reactors in the U.S. now is stored onsite at nuclear power plants. The waste generated from defence activities is kept at a few secure locations.The federal government for decades has researched possible sites for a permanent disposal site, including at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, but the country still lacks a repository for waste disposal.The Department of Energy is emphasizing the absence of radioactive material in the project after communities in the Dakotas rebuffed the idea earlier this year over confusion and skepticism. In North Dakota, commissioners in Pierce County voted in March to formally oppose the project. Three months later, organizers abandoned Spink County, South Dakota, as a potential site because of resistance from local officials.The agency has acknowledged that insufficient initial communication and outreach left the communities with a negative impression of the project. Griffith said the department is taking the lessons learned from the two experiences and is working to better engage prospective communities.RESPEC CEO Todd Kenner said the department’s commitment to not use nuclear waste in the test previously wasn’t as “upfront” as it is now. He said the company is pursuing a site in South Dakota’s Haakon County and has met with community representatives and business owners.“There’s information out there that leads you to believe something that this project isn’t, specifically that nuclear waste will be stored there and this will become a repository, which is not the case,” Kenner said. “Hopefully, that dispels a lot of the angst that people had.”The project’s contract dictates that after the project is completed, the borehole will be permanently sealed. The land will then be restored.The company that will eventually conduct the test will be chosen through a multi-phase process. The first phase begins Jan. 3.___Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reginagarciakNO by Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press Posted Dec 19, 2016 3:20 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Nomination of new Prime Minister hailed by UN as another step forward

“The appointment of a new Prime Minister is another important step forward in the country’s peacebuilding process,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine P. Mahiga. The Prime Minister’s nomination will now go to the Parliament for endorsement. He will then proceed to form a cabinet, which will also need to be endorsed by the legislature. In recent months, Somalia’s transition process has seen the adoption of a new constitution, the convening of a new parliament, and the selection of a new president. Mr. Mahiga, who heads the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), also commended President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud “for leading a broad consultative process on the appointment of the Prime Minister within the constitutionally-stipulated time period.” He pledged the UN’s full support to Mr. Shirdon and encouraged him to “immediately begin the critical work of establishing a transparent, efficient and accountable government.”“The new authorities will play the central role in promoting the reconciliation and good governance necessary to achieve lasting peace and stability in Somalia,” Mr. Mahiga added in a statement. read more

Can College Football Schedules Be Fixed

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Aug. 22, 2017), we ponder the Indiana Pacers’ allegations that the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with the Pacers by trying to lure Paul George to L.A. Next, we’re joined by SB Nation writer Bill Connelly to preview college football. We talk about the validity of preseason polls, the lack of parity in NCAA football, and which metrics are most important. Plus, a significant digit on Felix Hernandez.Here are links to what we discussed during the show:Tom Ziller at SB Nation wrote about whether tampering should still matter in the NBA.Check out more of Bill Connelly’s work in SB Nation’s 2017 College Football Preview.On Monday, the Associated Press released its first poll of the college football season, and results were mixed, according to The Ringer’s Shaker Samman.Significant Digit: 51.8, the number of wins above replacement that Felix Hernandez has produced in years the Mariners did not make the division series of the playoffs. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

With roster intact OSU meets lofty expectations as season arrives

For the first time since 2005, the hype surrounding the Ohio State men’s basketball team has nothing to do with incoming freshmen. It has nothing to do with recently departed stars and nothing to do with “what could have been.”The Buckeyes, who had become all too familiar with players leaving early for the NBA, return all but one player from last year’s team and have zero incoming freshmen.The focus on this team is not on the talent leaving Columbus, but rather on the talent staying in town.A sense of continuity is something that has been absent from the program since 2006, when Greg Oden began a trend of “one-and-done” players making short stays at OSU. The team’s familiarity with one another is something coach Thad Matta knows is important. “Repetition builds confidence in my mind,” Matta said. “I think that’s the beauty of seeing guys that have been in the program for more than one or two years. Now, there’s not a lot that they’re going to see that’s going to be new to them.”Even though the season has yet to begin, Matta said he has already noticed an improvement in his team’s ability to recognize certain situations on the court — a recognition that, because of the youth of his previous teams, was not there in the past.“These guys have played a lot of basketball together,” Matta said. “They’ve got a pretty good feel for what other guys can do. So, from that standpoint, that carries some clout for us.”Getting healthyBoth David Lighty and Nikola Kecman return this year after seeing their previous season cut short because of injury.Kecman, a sophomore, played in only one game last season before tearing his ACL in practice.Lighty, who broke his foot in the team’s seventh game last season, is now a redshirt junior coming into his fourth year at OSU. He is considered by many on the team to be the Buckeyes’ vocal leader and will make his biggest impact on the defensive end.“Dave is a great player and a great leader,” senior Kyle Madsen said. “One of the best things he does is play defense and talk on defense. He’s a really loud guy who brings everyone together.”Though it was difficult for him to watch from the bench last year, Lighty said it was his absence that allowed for others to gain valuable experience.“I dropped off and everyone stepped up their game and came ready to play,” Lighty said. “It’s going to be really good for us.”As Lighty and Kecman make their returns, junior Dallas Lauderdale will fill the vacancy on the injury report. Lauderdale, who was projected as the Buckeyes’ starting center, broke a bone in his hand during a preseason practice and is not expected to be healthy in time for the season opener.He will be replaced by senior Kyle Madsen and sophomore Zisis Sarikopoulos until he is able to return.Buckeyes begin season nationally rankedFor just the second time in Thad Matta’s career in Columbus, the Buckeyes found themselves ranked in the preseason Top 25.OSU begins the season at No. 16 in the preseason AP Poll and is one of six Big Ten teams ranked by the AP to start the year.The Buckeyes are No. 17 in the Coaches’ Poll, one of five Big Ten teams ranked in the Top 25.Matta’s first OSU team to be ranked at the start of the year entered the 2006-07 season ranked as high as fourth. The Buckeyes went on to win both the Big Ten regular season and tournament championships, and finished as the national runner up.Turner earns preseason All-Conference honors; team projected to finish thirdJunior Evan Turner, who averaged a conference-best 17.3 points per game a season ago, was named the preseason All-Big Ten team by the media.Turner, Purdue’s Robbie Hummel, Penn State’s Talor Battle, Michigan’s Manny Harris and Michigan State’s Kalin Lucas, all juniors, were tabbed as the conference’s best players headed into the season.Lucas, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year, was projected by the media to retain the title, and was named the Preseason Player of the Year.Likewise, Lucas’ Spartans are projected to repeat last year’s regular season conference championship. The Buckeyes, who finished last year in a tie for fourth in the conference, are projected to finish third, behind Michigan State and Purdue. Roller coaster non-conference scheduleBefore beginning Big Ten play at the end of December, the Buckeyes will play 12 teams from out of conference, nine of which will be played at home.The Buckeyes’ non-conference home schedule doesn’t look to be much of a challenge.The home schedule includes only one team from a major conference in Florida State, and is filled with the likes of Lipscomb and Cleveland State, among others.Away from Columbus, however, the Buckeyes will be put to the test.OSU will play both North Carolina and either California or Syracuse as a part of the 2K Sports Classic in New York City. Along with a trip to Indianapolis to play Butler, the Buckeyes will be pitted against three teams ranked in the preseason Coaches’ Poll Top 25.“With the schedule like that you have a chance to play teams from other conferences that are high powered and that we may meet in the NCAA tournament,” senior P.J. Hill said.“[After our non-conference games] we’ll know where we stand as a ball club and as individual players so I think that’s going to be a great test for us.”The Buckeyes begin play Wednesday with an exhibition game against Walsh before getting the season officially underway Monday against Alcorn State. read more

ERP system ups inventor accuracy at Weir Minerals Africas Kitwe facility

first_imgWeir Minerals Africa’s newly upgraded Kitwe facility in Zambia, its hub for central and east Africa, is benefiting from the use of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that has seen inventory accuracy rates rise, according to the company’s Luhann Holtzhausen.The branch officially opened in early 2018 and boasts a state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain management systems to match those at Weir Minerals Africa’s main distribution hub in Alrode, near Johannesburg, it said.Luhann Holtzhausen, Weir Minerals Africa Supply Chain Director, said: “Our Kitwe branch now has a 100% location-controlled warehouse that runs off our ERP system with Wi-Fi-enabled scanners in place. This has resulted in the achievement of inventory accuracy rates in the high 90s.Holtzhausen continued: “The technology and technical capacity in this facility enables us to pick and bin items in real time. This will match any other system that customers may have seen globally and is also a benchmark within Zambia.”The new warehouse is all under one roof, with high visibility through natural and artificial lighting, where every product is clearly labelled with bin location and barcodes for easy tracking, Weir said. Shelving of up to three metres high keeps all items neatly stacked, easy to identify and quick to retrieve.“The right goods in the right quantity in the right place means that when a customer asks for an item, we know that we have it and can find it without delays,” Holtzhausen said.As part of the company’s operation-wide system, the stockholding of the Kitwe warehouse can be viewed in real time by the supply chain management team in Johannesburg. Holtzhausen emphasised the importance of the ERP system’s ability to track trends in customer usage in a systematic and methodical manner, to avoid any stock-outs on mine sites.Lack of timeous access to spare parts and equipment can be costly in terms of operational downtime, particularly at remote mines that take time to reach, Weir said.“In addition to the high accuracy of our data on warehouse inventory, our systems also give us end-to-end velocity measurement to monitor the flow of goods from receipt at our warehouses to the actual time of delivery at the customer’s location,” Holtzhausen said.Weir Minerals Africa has 75 stocking locations across the southern and central African region, and ships nearly 100,000 items each year from its main distribution hub in Alrode.last_img read more

Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of

first_img THE GOVERNMENT HAS approved new legislation to increase the number of judges in the Court of Appeal to deal with the backlog of cases. The number of judges in the court, which hears appeals in civil proceedings from the High Court, is set to be increased from nine to fifteen.The new legislation will create three divisions of the Court of Appeal – civil cases, criminal cases, and backlog cases. According to the Courts Services 2017 annual report, when the court was established in 2014, a backlog of 1355 civil cases was transferred to the Court of Appeal.At the end of 2017, of those 1355 cases, only 649 have been resolved.Speaking today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it is all about bringing down wait times for cases to be heard.There are now wait times of 20-24 months and “for some cases that is far too long,” said the Taoiseach.Earlier this month, the Supreme Court launched its first annual report in which it stated that the waiting time for an appeal to be heard in the country’s highest court had been cut from almost five years to one.Chief Justice Mr Justice Frank Clarke said that the establishment of the Court of Appeal in 2014 “has changed the structure of the caseload of the Court”. Image: Niall Carson PA Images 6 Comments By Adam Daly Court of Appeal to get more judges to deal with backlog of cases The number of judges in the court is set to be increased from nine to fifteen. 8,062 Views Mar 20th 2019, 10:05 PM Wednesday 20 Mar 2019, 10:05 PM Short URL Share9 Tweet Email2 https://jrnl.ie/4553039 Image: Niall Carson PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Noël un jour record pour Android et iOS 68 millions de terminaux

first_imgNoël, un jour record pour Android et iOS : 6,8 millions de terminaux activésSelon un spécialiste de la mesure d’audience sur les plateformes mobiles, 6,8 millions de terminaux équipés des systèmes Android (Google) et iOs (Apple) auraient été mis en fonction le 25 décembre 2011. Il s’agit d’un nouveau record, retentissant !Noël a été très profitable au marché du téléphone mobile. C’est du moins ce que suggèrent les chiffres révélés par Flurry Analytics, un spécialiste de la mesure d’audience sur les plateformes mobiles. En effet, ceux-ci font état d’un nouveau record : le jour de Noël, pas moins de 6,8 millions de terminaux équipés des systèmes d’exploitation Android et iOs auraient été mis en fonctionnement. Un chiffre qui dépasse largement celui de l’année précédente qui avoisinait seulement les 2,8 millions. À lire aussiQue faire de son sapin après les fêtes de Noël ?Pour mieux jauger cette progression, Flurry Analytics a même pris la moyenne des activations entre le 1er et 20 décembre qui s’élevait à 1,5 million de terminaux par jour, rapporte ZDNet. Et qui dit plus de terminaux, dit également plus d’applications. Une logique qui n’a pas raté puisque le spécialiste a dénombré pas moins de 242 millions d’applications téléchargées le 25 décembre. Du 1er au 20 décembre, le rythme quotidien avoisinait plutôt les 108 millions de téléchargement. Enfin, Flurry Analytics prévoit qu’environ un milliard d’applications seront téléchargées entre le jour de Noël et le Nouvel An… Verdict dans quelques joursLe 29 décembre 2011 à 16:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ritchie Newcastles win over Man City could be a turning point

first_imgNewcastle United defender Matt Ritchie is hoping that their 2-1 win over Manchester City can prove to the catalyst that turns their season around.The Magpies seemed set for a 13th Premier League defeat this term after Sergio Aguero handed City the lead at St James’ Park in the opening 24 seconds of the match.But Newcastle held their nerve in front of the home crowd to mount a stunning comeback which saw Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon equalise in the 66th-minute.Ritchie then scored the match-winner for Newcastle after Sean Longstaff was fouled in the area by Fernandinho.The 2-1 win over reigning champions City moves Newcastle up to 14th-place in the Premier League and, crucially, five points above the drop zone.Now Ritchie hopes they are back on track after securing back-to-back wins in the league for only the second time this season.“The place has been low, to be honest. The players have kept believing, we keep training, keep focused,” Ritchie told BT Sport.“It’s a fantastic result. The main thing was belief, I’m not sure many people thought we could win the game, but certainly, in the dressing room we did.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It was a kick in the teeth to concede so early. To get in at 1-0 at half-time was good. We regrouped.“We have belief within the group that we can still have a good season.“We beat Man United at home last season and that was the turning point, hopefully, this can be the turning point this year.“Just belief and togetherness in the group, we need the people around to believe as well. Hopefully, that gives everyone hope.”Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez also gave his thoughts on the victory in which he expressed his delight at how his side stuck to their game plan, despite the early setback.Next up for Newcastle will be a trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham on Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

Dolphins fans react to Tannehills knee injury

first_imgHope and optimism were what fans outside the Hard Rock Stadium chose to focus on as they walked out.Some, like Jeff Stein, pointed out the team’s recent six-game winning streak. “We need this. I mean, it’s been a tough decade or so,” he said. “This is probably the best year we’ve had in, who knows, 12, 13 years.”Fan Robert Zanzi believes, even with the prospect of Tannehill being sidelined, the team still has a shot at making the playoffs, but it is ultimately up to them. “The players have to show up and play. Last week, they didn’t show up,” he said. “If they play like they did the five previous weeks, then we have a chance. Hopefully they can pull through.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Dolphins fans greeted news of quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s knee injury during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals with concern and a twinge of uncertainty about the team’s prospects.Fans outside Hard Rock Stadium were still trying to grapple with the possible repercussions when they spoke with 7News. “I was just hoping it wasn’t a serious injury,” said Tracy Scott.“We’re all with you, Tannehill. We’re praying for you, man,” said Edmond Atorresagasti.But the day’s events sent shock waves well beyond the stadium’s walls. “Not good news,” said Cory Reiter, a customer at Flanigan’s Restaurant in North Miami.Over at Shuckers Bar and Grill in North Bay Village, astonished diehard fans were still catching their collective breath. “It was an initial shock right here, hit me in the chest,” said David Perez. “I felt that pain as soon as I saw the hit.”The severity of Tannehill’s injury has sparked rumors that his season has come to a screeching halt.Its a distressing notion for fan Xavier Barriere, who has been riding the team’s roller coaster journey, has been waiting years for a potential playoffs run. “It’s been up and down. We get excited, they bring us down. Excited, back down,” he said. “Every year we have high hopes.” last_img read more

Entrepreneur Names Executive Editor

first_imgIrvine, California-based Entrepreneur Media has promoted senior articles editor Charlotte Jensen to executive editor. Last week, FOLIO: reported that executive editors Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton resignedand will be leaving the magazine early next month. The resignations follow the departure of longtime editor Rieva Lesonsky. Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine, is in the finalstages of its acquisition by Texas-based private equity group Austin Ventures. A Boston-based private equity group is said to be the secondary investor. The sale price will be close to the $200 million Entrepreneur was seeking in the deal, sources say.last_img

Law Enforcement Raids Office Of Jared Woodfill Ex Harris County GOP Chairman

first_img Share Ed Mayberry/Houston Public MediaThis file photo shows Jared Woodfill, former chairman of the Harris County Republican Party, during a November 2015 interview.Local law enforcement raided Monday the office of Jared Woodfill, former chairman of the Harris County Republican Party.The Houston Chronicle reported there are two formal complaints against Woodfill accusing him of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients’ trust accounts.Investigators spent hours searching the office and left with boxes of documents, according to news reports.Lise Olsen, deputy investigations editor at the Chronicle, told Houston Matters that one of Woodfill’s attorneys told the newspaper the raid “has nothing to do with his GOP role, his former GOP role, this has something to do with his law practice.”The Harris County Republican Party said in a statement that “Mr. Woodfill has had no role or involvement in the Harris County Republican Party since he since he was defeated and left office in 2014” and added the matter regarding the raid “is one for the criminal justice system and it would be inappropriate to comment on any pending investigation.”Back in September, the State Bar of Texas publicly reprimanded Woodfill because members of his law firm violated the Texas Disciplinary  Rules of professional Conduct during the representation in a divorce case.Woodfill was chairman of the county’s Republican Party from 2002 until 2014.last_img read more

Sony Cybershot DSCT500 Digital Camera

first_imgImage courtesy of CoolGadgetsZone Citation: Sony Cybershot DSC-T500 Digital Camera (2008, September 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-sony-cybershot-dsc-t500-digital-camera.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The DSC-T500 uses MPEG-4 movie format to give you high quality video recording while maintaining a small file size. The DSC-T500, 10-megapixel camera, features a wide and full-screen 720p movie recording at 30 fps in fine, standard and VGA recording modes. This makes the resolution of this camera three times higher than a standard definition movie.The LCD viewing screen measures 3.5″ diagonally (16:9 aspect ratio) and is also a touch panel, which makes navigation very easy. Unlike other LCD screens, this LCD can be viewed in strong outside light. The camera incorporates a Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom lens with a wide field of view of 33-165 mm, which is the 35 mm camera equivalency.Additional features include:• Optical SteadyShot – image stabilization• ISO up to 3200• Approximately 4 GB internal memory• Expandable memory (memory stick media card)• Face detection (automatically detects up to eight faces in the camera frame and adjusts focus, exposure and flash)• Connect to HDTV via HDMI cable (sold separately)• Record video in both wide and full-screen mode at 720p at 30 fps• Create slideshows with sophisticated slide transitions, pre-recorded background music or add your own• Picture Motion Browser software lets you organize and view your pictures• 13 Scene Modes: high sensitivity, twilight, twilight portrait, soft-snap, landscape, beach, snow, fireworks, hi-speed shutter, smile shutter, gourmet, auto adjustment, and underwaterVia: CoolGadgetsZone and Digital Photography Review Sony is adding high-definition video recording to their digital camera line with the introduction of the Cybershot DSC-T500. The DSC-T500 has the ability to capture still images while in video recording mode. This camera is due to be released in late September and will sell for about $400.last_img read more

Natures spell

first_imgExhibit 320 and British present Sonia Mehra Chawla’s compelling new body of works. Titled Scapeland and comprising Photopolymer etchings, videos, and paintings in mixed media, the exhibition presents the artistes’ continuing engagement with the natural and organic world. The works are a result of several years of research and documentation of ‘sites’ in diverse locations. The exhibition will be on till February 18 at Exhibit 320, Lado Sarai.Sonia’s work is concerned with the construction of ‘nature’ that is defined not just as the physical Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’world around us but also, and especially, the conditions of our physical, metaphorical, social and ecological interactions with it. The artist develops new tools and strategies through her practice that unsettle conventional wisdom about our relationship with and within nature. There occurs both a sense of disorientation and identification with the feeling one has of being inside one’s own body. What interests the artist is how such discussions become a metaphor for contemporary or postmodern experience in general. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘In order to experience a landscape you have to lose your feeling of space’. It establishes, despite the most intriguing artifices, its grip and hold on time. In fact, the landscape simply seizes time. It demands the immediate deflagration of the mind and obtains it. Eventually, Scapelands become places without a destiny. Sonia Mehra Chawla was recently awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust Award for Visual Arts by British Council for her project, and for her commitment towards research in innovative Fine Art Printmaking Techniques like Photopolymer Gravure. In Scapelands Sonia carries her preoccupation with germinative and gestational energies into a robust engagement with the landscape. Instead of the micro-ecologies of the body’s interior, she embraces the macro-ecologies of rivers, mangrove zones, rock formations and forests, studying them scientifically while translating them into the microcosm of the image. Where: Exhibit320, Lado Sarai When: On till February18last_img read more

Remain alert on infiltration from Assam says Mamata

first_imgDarjeeling: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed the police and district administration to remain vigilant in the strategically located Alipurduar district in order to ensure that no miscreants or terrorists are able to settle in the area.The Chief Minister, during her tour of North Bengal districts, attended an administrative meeting in Alipurduar held at Uttar Kanya, the mini Secretariat in Jalpaiguri district.Incidentally, Alipurduar shares an international border with Bhutan and also has borders with Assam. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”There are some ongoing problems in Assam. There could be a possible pushback from there,” Banerjee said.The National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951 is being updated in Assam under the supervision of the Supreme Court to identify the original residents of the state and check illegal migration.”There might be a possible pushback from Assam. If such a thing happens and there is infiltration into Alipurduar, it should be immediately brought to our notice. The BDOs and the police have to remain vigilant. They have to immediately notify the higher-ups,” stated Banerjee. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPShe asked the BDOs and police to enhance public contact. “By meeting the public they can come to know if any foreign nationals, miscreants or terrorists have settled in villages, tea gardens and are trying to influence others with money,” she stated.Recently, the CID had arrested four persons belonging to Greater Cooch Behar Liberation Organisation, thereby foiling their plan of blowing up train tracks in North Bengal and explosions in Siliguri. While two hailed from Assam, the other two were from North Bengal. The Chief Minister also sent a strong message that her government would not tolerate land mafia. “I have asked the police to take strong action. Sometimes police and officials of the Land and Land Reforms department also get involved. We will not tolerate this. The police will have to take cognizance and initiate civil and criminal proceedings. Do not spare anyone. It doesn’t matter of which political affiliation he is associated with. It is rampant in the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri bypass area, I have heard,” she maintained.Banerjee further stated that there were such instances of land officials involved in land scams that have occurred in Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. She asked the DG to ensure that the anti-corruption branch ensures that the corrupt officials are brought to book.She then referred to certain problems regarding recruitment in the Forest department. She instructed Indevar Pandey, ACS, Forest department to form a Forest Recruitment Board through which forest personnel may be recruited.The Chief Minister inquired about the status of the order issued more than two years ago of a recruitment drive for as many as 300 forest personnel. She was informed that 269 personnel were recruited but as they were from South Bengal, they were not willing to serve in North Bengal.”Henceforth locals will be given preference for forest jobs. Skill development trainings will also be imparted for different Forest department posts like mahouts,” she added.last_img read more

Seeing stars at the San José Planetarium

first_imgThe San José Planetarium (Planetario de San José), which belongs to the University of Costa Rica, is located 400 meters north from Muñoz y Nanne shopping center or 500 meters east from Radio Universidad, Montes de Oca, San Pedro. The following activities will be held at the planetarium in the coming weeks:Free activitiesSeminars on topics such as the Milky Way, the Sun, the ISON comet, and Gamma Ray Telescopes, Sat., April 20, starting at 11 a.m. (in Spanish) Solar Clocks: learn to build a solar clock with accessible materials, ideal for children and their parents, includes materials, every Saturday, 2-5 p.m., ¢15,000. Star gazing with a telescope every Tues.-Thurs., 6-7 p.m.New 2013 WorkshopsAstronomy: learn about the universe’s spheres in the projection room, includes materials, Mondays and Fridays, 5-7 p.m., ¢30,000. Eclipse: children and their parents learn how and why eclipses occur for both the moon and the sun, includes materials, Saturdays (date to be set), ¢15,000. Telescopes: Have a telescope but don’t know how to use it? Do you want to buy one? This workshop will teach you all about telescopes, from their development to how to use them correctly, includes materials and telescope practice,four-day course (date to be set), ¢15,000.Usual activities(Spanish) documentaries on celestial bodies from Tues.-Thurs., costs ¢2,300. For more informationContact info@planetario.ucr.ac.cr or call 2511-2580Websites: http://planetario.ucr.ac.cr/ & https://www.facebook.com/planetariodesanjose Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more