Navantia Starts Building First Tanker for Ibaizabal

first_imgzoom Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia started constructing the first of four Suezmax tankers for compatriot ship manager the Ibaizábal Group.The 156,000 ton ships will be built at Navantia’s yards in the Bay of Cadiz, while some parts are scheduled for construction at the company’s Ria de Ferrol site.Featuring a length of 274 meters and a width of 48 meters, the first tanker, which will be chartered to the Spanish oil company Cepsa, is expected to join its owner late next year.The shipbuilder launched the first vessel in December 2015, when the keel laying ceremony for the ship was held at the shipyard.The deal for the four vessels was signed in July 2015 and includes an option for two more Suezmax tankers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Pak game will bring the best out of us

first_imgNottingham: Faced with an “intimidating atmosphere”, Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday promised the marquee World Cup clash with Pakistan will bring the best out of his players. Kohli was speaking after the game between India and New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled. “It’s been competitive for years, it’s a marquee event all over the world, honour to be a part of the big game. Brings out the best in all of us,” Kohli said of the June 16 face-off at Old Trafford. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”For Sunday, we know we’re there when it comes to the mindset. Just about going out there and having a game plan, executing it,” he said after the washout against New Zealand. Like in previous editions of the showpiece, the upcoming India-Pakistan match has also generated a lot of buzz, with fans of both teams eagerly awaiting the start of the game. “As soon as you enter the field, it’s calm and relaxed. The atmosphere from the outside, for the first time, it’s a bit intimidating, but we’ll look to execute well.” Also Read – Mandhana ruled out of South Africa ODI seriesTalking about Shikhar Dhawan, who has suffered a thumb injury, Kohli said: “Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully, he’ll be available for the later half and the semi-finals. He’s motivated, we wanted to keep him back.” Meanwhile, Pakistan must go back to their Champions Trophy triumph for inspiration and then look for early wickets in their World Cup encounter against arch-rivals India, suggests former captain Waqar Younis. Bitter foes India and Pakistan lock horns in the tournament’s one of the most anticipated matches at the Old Trafford on Sunday. “It’s simple — if Pakistan want to stay in the tournament, they have to bring an ‘A plus’ performance and win that game,” Waqar said in his column for the ICC. “When Pakistan play India it’s always a huge game, but their meeting on Sunday is shaping up to be more crucial than ever.” While he did not read much into India’s all-win record against Pakistan in the World Cup, the pace great urged his country to look up to the title triumph in the 2017 Champions Trophy, where they beat India in the final. “Pakistan have got to take positives out of what they did to India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy a couple of years ago. They must think positively going into this game. I hope they have got their best game in the locker for India, who showed against Australia that they are a very fine side,” Waqar, one of the best fast bowlers of his time, said. According to the former captain and coach, picking up early wickets could be key to Pakistan’s chances. “What I have seen in this World Cup so far is that if you don’t pick up early wickets, you’re in trouble. The new ball is so crucial and openers are being more careful in the first 10 overs this year,” said Waqar.last_img read more

Quebec helicopter escapees arrested

After two weeks on the run, three prisoners who escaped from a Quebec prison by helicopter have been captured.Quebec provincial police say investigators and a tactical team arrested the men in an upscale Montreal condo at around 1:30 this morning.Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49, escaped from the detention centre on June 7. The three were among dozens arrested in a 2010 drug bust. Police say the investigation is far from over.The men are set to appear in court tomorrow. read more

Without offers of protection Annan warns that UN workers in Iraq remain

International staff working for the United Nations in Iraq are “operating at the outer limit of acceptable and prudent risk,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report which warns that the UN presence on the ground there is limited because of insecurity until further notice.While pledging to “do everything possible, as circumstances permit, to support Iraqi efforts in the political and economic reconstruction of their country,” the Secretary-General points out that no country has yet committed to providing any security staff for UN workers there.UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters today that the world body has conducted “an exhausting and exhaustive search” for security units, adding that there have been “some promising leads.” The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) needs four personal security details, each comprising 12 officers, to protect the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, other designated UNAMI officials and visitors as they travel around the country.Three armed guard units, each consisting of 160 people, are required to protect UNAMI facilities, while forces are also needed to help UN staff working outside the so-called “international zone” in Baghdad.The UN has restricted the number of its foreign staff in Iraq to 35 until there is “a qualitative improvement in the overall security environment,” Mr. Annan says.Just over a year ago, the UN suffered a devastating terrorist attack which killed 22 people at its Baghdad headquarters. And the new report notes that the last few months have been marked by continuing violent attacks, including assassinations and kidnappings, with many targeting foreign workers. Armed militias are still active and are connected to politically influential parties and individuals.The volatile security situation is also playing havoc with Iraqis’ confidence in their political future, especially the electoral process as it heads towards polls scheduled for January next year.Mr. Annan says the only solution to the insecurity and violence is a political process that is not based on threats or armed force, but instead a genuine willingness to tackle political, economic, social and cultural grievances peacefully.He gives prime responsibility for this to Iraq’s Interim Government, arguing it must be as inclusive as possible as it shapes the political process ahead of the scheduled elections.”Ultimately, the people of Iraq must be continually reassured and convinced that the process is unequivocally moving towards the goal of making them the masters of their own political future.”Mr. Annan stresses the importance of establishing the rule of law as paramount in Iraq and calls for reform of the country’s police, judicial and penal systems. He also calls on political parties to avoid moves which could inflame tensions. read more

Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14K to 298K another sign

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Aug 21, 2014 6:34 am MDT WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week’s figures were revised up slightly to 311,000.The less-volatile four-week average rose 4,750 to 300,750. It remains close to levels that predate the Great Recession of 2007-2009.Applications are a proxy for layoffs.“Readings at or below the (300,000) mark are extremely rare in an historical context,” Robert Kavcic, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, wrote in a note to clients. “Going back to 1990, we’ve seen it only for a short period during the height of the technology bubble and very briefly in early 2006 when the housing market boom was peaking.”Employers aren’t just keeping workers. They’re hiring, too. They added 209,000 jobs in July, the sixth straight month that job gains exceeded 200,000. The economy has generated 244,000 new jobs a month since February.The recent hiring has encouraged more people to look for work, causing July’s unemployment rate to rise to 6.2 per cent from 6.1 per cent in June. The government counts only people searching for jobs as unemployed.Hiring has yet to boost wages by much. Wage growth has slightly outpaced inflation since the recession ended more than five years ago.But more jobs mean more people getting paychecks, which could drive consumer spending and economic growth.The economy has shown other signs of improvement. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that U.S. home construction rose to an eight-month high in July, regaining momentum after two months of declines.And some Federal Reserve think the economy is healing fast enough that Fed should act sooner than previously thought to reduce the extraordinary support it’s been providing the economy through super-low interest rates.Minutes of the Fed’s discussion at its July 29-30 meeting released Wednesday showed that some officials thought the Fed would need “to call for a relatively prompt move” to reduce the stimulus it has supplied since the financial crisis erupted in 2008. Otherwise, these officials felt the Fed risked overshooting its targets for unemployment and inflation. Applications for US jobless aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign the job market is healing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

US President Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. President Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama has announced he has rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, capping a seven-year saga that became an environmental flashpoint in both Canada and the U.S.Obama said the Keystone pipeline would “not serve the national interests” of the U.S., adding that the project had an overly inflated role in the political discourse between both countries.Obama is speaking at the White House after meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry.  Killing the pipeline allows Obama to claim aggressive action on the environment.In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s disappointed with the decision.“The Canada-U.S. relationship is much bigger than any one project and I look forward to a fresh start with President Obama to strengthen our remarkable ties in a spirit of friendship and co-operation.”“We know that Canadians want a government that they can trust to protect the environment and grow the economy. The Government of Canada will work hand-in-hand with provinces, territories and like-minded countries to combat climate change, adapt to its impacts, and create the clean jobs of tomorrow.”TranCanada says administration appears to have said yes to more oil imports from Iran and Venezuela over oil from Canada, a country it says has a rule of law and values consistent with the U.S. The company noted scientific reviews that say pipelines are the safest, most environmentally sound way to transport crude to the Americans.“These reviews further found that approval or denial of Keystone XL would be unlikely to significantly impact the rate of production in the oil sands, or the continued demand for heavy crude oil at refineries in the United States,” TransCanada says in a statement. “In addition, the State Department’s review presented compelling evidence that clearly should have satisfied the President’s stated test that Keystone XL would not significantly exacerbate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.” by Kaitlin Lee Posted Nov 6, 2015 9:29 am MDT Last Updated Nov 6, 2015 at 12:07 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

THE COMMITTEES Setting out to transform the world in the General Assemblys

In this, the second in our ongoing series looking at how the headlines generated by the pronouncements of UN officials and world leaders are translated into action, we find out the Committee is breaking down this task.Many of the topics discussed during the Committee session were relevant to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); that included all aspects of sustainable development, from macro-economic policy, human settlements, the eradication of poverty, and the best use of communications technologies for development.In recent years, the committee’s work has begun with a keynote address from Homi Kharas, the director of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institute.Mr. Kharas has an intimate knowledge of the 2030 Agenda, having led the High Level Panel in 2015 which decided what should replace the Millenium Development Goals, the first example of the UN setting specific targets to make the world a better place for all.The answer was the SDGs, which are grouped in 5 specific themes: people, planet, prosperity, peace and the partnerships that are necessary to make them happen.In an interview with UN News, he explained that it soon became clear how connected various pieces of the economic agenda are: “all of these different pieces, whether it’s alleviating poverty ending hunger, girls’ education, environmental issues…what we realized was that they all had to be tackled as a seamless whole, and that’s why the committee’s work is really so all embracing.”Getting the international community on the same page Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the Second Committee. (October 2018). ​​​​​​​UN Photo/Evan SchneiderSo how does the committee manage to get the representatives from the Member States, the 193 countries of the United Nations, together on the same page?For this session just ended, that job went to Mr. Jorge Skinner-Klée, Guatemala’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and current Chair of the 2nd Committee.Mr. Skinner-Klée is a career diplomat with over 30 years experience who describes himself as a “specialist in generalities…everything from the bottom of the sea, to outer space and in-between.”He told UN News that the legacy of the creation of the committees, over 70 years old,is one of the big challenges that he, and other Chairs have to deal with: “there are a lot of anachronisms…that have permeated the agenda and have been there for some time… so many resolutions, and the momentum, come from the past, and now we have to figure out how best to procure resolutions that come into action and play into the SDG agenda.”In terms of getting the 193 countries to pull in the same direction, Mr. Skinner-Klée says that the skill of the Chair is not enough: “It takes political will. So that means reciprocal transactions. There are people [countries] who have vested interests….and the mainstay of the committee is the negotiation that happens between the G77 – which is 134 countries plus China – and, on the other side, the European Union.”Hopes and fears for the futureMr. Skinner-Klée says that he is encouraged by the global community’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda over the last three years, but is concerned that the current geo-political climate, which he characterizes as one of “atomization, confrontation and polarization,” will have an impact on his ability to make progress on the items on the Committee’s agenda.For Homi Kharas as well, the world is carrying all the cards it needs to fulfil the 2030 Agenda, but for various reasons, the international community is moving too slowly: “I think that we have the understanding, the resources, and technology to do much more than is currently being done. But we’re also distracted by many factors, and on the international stage we now have far lower levels of international cooperation, including in scientific exchange, than we have had in some time.”His fears echo those expressed by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who has warned that “climate change is running faster than we are – and we are running out of time.” The message from the UN Chief is clear: for the work of the 2nd Committee and the 2030 Agenda to succeed, world leaders need to show more leadership and greater ambition, and avoid “a fate that none of us wants – a fate that will resonate through generations in the damage done to humankind and life on earth.”,You can read our other in-depth explainers on the crucial work of the General Assembly Committees below:First CommitteeThird CommitteeFourth CommitteeFifth Committee read more

Valuable rareearth raw materials extracted from industrial waste stream

first_imgThere has been concern over future sources of rare earth metals and fierce competition over raw materials for new green technologies. The University of Leeds in the UK believes it has a solution. Researchers from Leeds’ Faculty of Engineering have discovered how to recover significant quantities of rare-earth oxides, present in titanium dioxide minerals. The rare-earth oxides, which are indispensable for the manufacture of wind turbines, energy-efficient lighting, and hybrid and electric cars, are extracted or reclaimed simply and cheaply from the waste materials of another industrial process.According to the University, “If taken to industrial scale, the new process could eventually shift the balance of power in global supply, breaking China’s near monopoly on these scarce but crucial resources. China currently holds 95% of the world’s reserves of rare earth metals in a multi-billion dollar global market in which demand is growing steadily.“These materials are also widely used in the engines of cars and electronics, defence and nuclear industries. In fact they cut across so many leading edge technologies, the additional demand for device related applications is set to outstrip supply,” said Professor Animesh Jha, who led the research at Leeds. “There is a serious risk that technologies that can make a major environmental impact could be held back through lack of the necessary raw materials – but hopefully our new process, which is itself much ‘greener’ than current techniques, could make this less likely.”Despite their name, the 15 rare earth metals occur more commonly within the Earth’s crust than precious metals such as gold and platinum, but their oxides are rarely found in sufficient concentrations to allow for commercial mining and purification. They are, however, found relatively frequently alongside titanium dioxide – a versatile mineral used in everything from cosmetics and medicines to electronics and the aerospace industries, which Professor Jha has been researching for the last eight years.The Leeds breakthrough came as Jha and his team were fine-tuning a patented industrial process they have developed to extract higher yields of titanium dioxide and refine it to over 99% purity. Not only does the technology eliminate hazardous wastes, cut costs and carbon dioxide emissions, the team also discovered they can extract significant quantities of rare earth metal oxides as co-products of the refining process. The amount of rare-earth metal oxides available through Jha’s patented process is dependent on the origin of titanium dioxide minerals, and can vary from less than 1% to several percent.“Our recovery rate varies between 60 and 80%, although through better process engineering we will be able to recover more in the future,” says Jha. “But already, the recovery of oxides of neodymium (Nd), cerium (Ce) and lanthanum (La), from the waste products – which are most commonly found with titanium dioxide minerals – is an impressive environmental double benefit.”The research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the former DTI’s Sustainable Technology Programme and industrial sponsor, Cristal Global in US (formerly Millennium Inorganic Chemicals) through a PhD studentship for team member Graham Cooke.last_img read more

GoDaddy suffers major outage

first_imgPotentially thousands of websites have been knocked offline after an alleged attack from Anonymous on web hosting provider While the Anonymous connection has yet to be officially verified, there is no doubt that GoDaddy‘s servers are not responding, and message boards are lighting up with complaints from its customers.It does appear to be a blatant, targeted attack with the servers most likely taken down by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. In addition to kicking numerous website offline, those who use GoDaddy-hosted webmail services are also unable to connect to their email accounts. GoDaddy posted on its official Twitter account that it is aware of the problems and is “working on it.”With over $1 billion in annual revenue, GoDaddy is one of the largest hosting services on the Internet. The company caters to individuals and small businesses with very little web development experience, so this attack has no doubt affected many people who are the least equipped to deal with it.The connection with Anonymous first came about when @AnonOpsLegion posted a message with the hashtag #TangoDown and included the URL. The message also flagged @AnonymousOwn3r as the responsible party.Anonymous vocalized very strong opposition to GoDaddy in December of last year because of the hosting service’s initially strong support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In an open letter, Anonymous told GoDaddy that its support made it an enemy of the Internet, and an enemy of Anonymous. It closed the letter by saying, “GoDaddy, Expect us.”via TechCrunchlast_img read more

Immigration Minister Chris Bowen meets Victorian delegation

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On June 15, the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) Bill Papastergiadis, led a delegation to meet Federal Immigration Minister Chris Bowen MP, to discuss recent recommendations made by GOCMV to encourage migration from Greece to Australia. The meeting with the minister and representatives of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) took place in Melbourne, and addressed a range of issues which GOCMV feels are crucial to smooth the path for Greek nationals wishing to migrate to Australia, and to remove perceived obstacles in the existing system. The delegation which met the minister included: Elizabeth Hagiefremidis – Principal Consultant for BWP Consulting; Mike Zafiropoulos AM – Chairman of Melbourne Community Television Consortium (Ch31) and President of Fronditha Care; and Costas Marcos, Secretary to GOCMV, Peter Iasonidis, Coordinator of National Hellenic Council of Australia. GOCMV’s Immigration Report, presented to DIAC prior to the meeting, spoke of how the economic crisis in Greece had led to a sharp increase in the number of highly skilled and educated Greek nationals seeking opportunities outside the country, and that the main destinations of choice for Greeks, include the United Kingdom, United States and other European nations. It also noted that there “has also been a significant rise in the number of Greeks seeking to work and study in Australia”.The report proposes specific reforms to the Australian immigration process to further facilitate the entry of Greek visa applicants, and asked the minister to consider a number of key recommendations, including: DIAC to assist GOCMV in establishing a task force that will assist skilled Greeks to make contact with Australian employers. The creation of an Australian Skills Expo, to be held in either Athens or Thessaloniki. The expansion of the Working Holiday Visa Program (for 18-30 year-olds) to include Greece.Increasing DIAC’s human and other resources at the Australian Embassy in Athens, and further ensuring that the embassy is responsive to the needs of Greek nationals. Promoting Australia as a quality study destination for Greeks.Allowing GOCMV and sister organisations to become sponsors for Special Program visas and to invite Greek nationals to assist Greek language programs in Australia. Following the meeting, Papastergiadis was optimistic at the prospects for action from DIAC. “The minister was appreciative of the work that had been put into the submission and acknowledged the need for some action, and for them to investigate what could be done.” The GOCMV president added, “he was very open to the idea of the Expo concept, and pressing the issue further with the Greek Government regarding the bilateral arrangement needed for the Working Holiday Visa Program. We did raise the issue of the resourcing of the embassy in Athens, and he said that depending on the level of demand, that he would look at the issue of resourcing. The minister acknowledged that the issues we’re pursuing may have a commensurate effect.” The next step in the process will entail the minister responding formally in writing to GOCMV.last_img read more

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Isabelle

first_img Isabelle Turns Over a New Leaf!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Isabelle. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Stay on targetcenter_img Who Are They?Although Animal Crossing is a game about playing as a generic version of yourself, the cast of animal characters you encounter in your new town have more than enough personality to spare. And ever since she debuted in the recent but beloved Animal Crossing: New Leaf for Nintendo 3DS, Isabelle quickly became a crossover fan favorite. She’s a dog secretary that aids you as the mayor for crying out loud!Smash HistoryIsabelle is the second Animal Crossing character in Smash Bros., after Villager. She appeared as an Assist Trophy in the Wii U version, but after becoming a playable character in Mario Kart 8, her Smash Promotion only made sense. Although she shares some moves with Villager, like pocketing projectiles and a slingshot forward aerial, Isabelle is considered unique enough to be one of Smash Ultimate’s handful of new characters.What Looks New in Ultimate?Not that we’re complaining, but why do they keep making Animal Crossing characters play like Snake? First Villager had the Lloid rocket and tree traps. And now Isabelle can plant Lloid rockets like proximity mines and launch people into the air with a stop sign/mortar. Add in a fishing pole command grab with tons of troll potential and Isabelle’s cheery demeanor may just be a cover for her ability to set devastating traps.Our Hopes?To be brutally honest, Isabelle wasn’t our first pick for a new Animal Crossing character. Tom Nook, Resetti, K.K. Slider, that pig lady that sells like vegetables like it’s the stock market. The series is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to lovable characters. But after our hands-on time, Isabelle’s tricky moveset does have us seriously intrigued. A lack of powerful finishers may, appropriately, be all that holds her back.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guidelast_img read more

Higaun lacks the inner strength of Ronaldo – Tacchinardi

first_imgFormer Juventus star Alessio Tacchinardi believes that Gonzalo Higuain lacks the “inner strength” of Cristiano Ronaldo and has urged the forward to overcome Argentina’s recent 6-1 defeatHiguain was part of the Argentina side that lost 6-1 to Spain last week and Tacchinardi fears that it will have a negative impact on the forward ahead of their first leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League, where Massimiliano Allegri’s side will be looking to avenge themselves after the 4-1 thrashing they received in last season’s final in Cardiff.In an interview with Omnisport, Tacchinardi expressed his concerns over Higuain and believes that the Argentine lacks the strength of Ronaldo due to the fact that the Portuguese star has already tasted success at the top.“When you are getting closer to the World Cup, some bad performances can rock you a bit. Higuain lost 6-1 versus Spain and had to bear the media pressure from Argentina.” said the Italian, according to FourFourTwo.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“My feeling is that Higuain needs more inner strength to bounce back from such a defeat than Ronaldo. “Cristiano is European Champion and he already got the monkey off his back.“Higuain hasn’t and is the target of a storm. He has to be strong and prove the result is in the past.”Tacchinardi played for Juventus between 1994 and 2007 and the now 42 year-old was part of the Champions League winning squad back in 1996.last_img read more

Turning parks into apartments Point Loma locals fighting back

first_img Updated: 10:53 PM Dan Plante, Posted: June 14, 2018 Turning parks into apartments: Point Loma locals fighting back 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOINT LOMA (KUSI) — It’s one of the biggest issues in all of San Diego. They call it the “affordable housing crisis.”Now, the city is so desperate to do something, anything, they’re talking about paving over parks and putting up apartments.“There was no warning, no notice, no one talked to us about any of this. I think it’s a little shady,” said Susi Besenbruch of the newly formed Point Loma Town Council.“We just formed this council to respond to this,” said Town Council founder Mike Winn. “They’re planning on paving over the only parkland in this area and they didn’t tell us anything. We decided to fight back by forming the Town Council, 50 vocal members and growing.”The parkland in the cross hairs has been part of this community for decades.Years ago, parents and kids carved out a BMX track that’s been a hot spot for good times ever since.“This is awesome. My friends and I come down here after school and it’s a really good time and a good stress reliever,” said Ryan Monroe, a local 8th grader.It’s not that anyone is against affordable housing. They not against it. They are against getting hit in the face with a life-changing event with no warning, no respect.The newly formed Point Loma Town Council is already underway and getting active. This is the first you’ve heard of them, but it certainly will not be the last. center_img June 14, 2018 Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

DC Comic Sampson McCormick Has Historical Homecoming Performance at NMAAHC

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROComedian Sampson McCormick has never been afraid of challenges. At 16 years old, the D.C. native was already finagling ways to perform on comedy club stages.“I had to sneak in,” McCormick recalled in a phone interview. “Sometimes a bouncer would be cool and let me in. Sometimes I had to pay bouncers to let me in. The bookers who hired me would have to walk me in, and I couldn’t sit at the bar.”Regardless of the method, McCormick was determined to break through that barrier and make us laugh. As a Black and openly gay comic, knocking down doors is part of the job. So was being funny.D.C. native and comic Sampson McCormick is returning to the District to as the first Black, gay comic to perform at the National Museum for African American History and Culture. (Courtesy Photo)Thankfully for the 33-year-old comic, fate intervened as he has been invited to perform at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, at “A Speakeasy Evening” at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), 1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20560.Sampson will be making history as the first LGBTQ comic to perform in the space. It was an optimal opportunity for the comic who spends his spare time in Black history museums while on tour. He is as much a fan of the NMAAHC as it apparently is of him.“The National Museum of African American History and Culture is one of the finest institutions that exists that’s dedicated to showcasing our history,” Sampson said, who has visited the museum several times. “It’s always been a soul stirring experience.”“They have a slave ship down in the basement of the museum. So when they told me it was going to be an interactive experience I was like hold on….what do you mean interactive?”Sampson remembered walking through the space and finding Black LGBTQ historical figures proudly mixed in with the rest of Black legacy.“I was on the second floor, they had Bayard Rustin in there ,” Sampson said. “It is the first museum that I’ve ever been to that acknowledged he organized the March on Washington for jobs and justice [and] was a Black gay man.”“I was like wow. Then you go through it and they acknowledged Audre Lorde, they acknowledged Black gay folks in the Harlem Renaissance. Moms Mabley. They have Marlon Riggs, a Black gay filmmaker. They acknowledge that part of our history. And it was at that moment I said to myself, ‘I want to work with this museum.’ I didn’t call anybody. But they contacted me.”The comic points out the evening is more than comedy however. “The ‘Evening’ is not just entertainment,” McCormick said. “They will also have workshops where they teach people [how] to use art for resistance and community building.”The event also features Charlene Carruthers, a Black queer community organizer, political strategist and author, as well as spoken word artist 2Deep, on the roster.McCormick left D.C. for the west coast about six years ago, and has since been keeping busy with comedy albums, producing short films like 2017’s “I Live Here”, and touring all over the world. But the young comedian said he is always happy to return to the DMV when he can.“I am ecstatic”, McCormick said. “D.C. is where it all started for me.” Then the comedian paused and offered with his classic sense of humor, “I like coming to D.C. cause you see all those fine Black men walking down the street.”This event is free and open to the public.last_img read more

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Israelis celebrate Jewish New Year amid turmoil

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories The Rosh Hashana holiday is a time for festive meals, which traditionally include fish, wine and an apple dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet new year.Jerusalem’s outdoor market of Mahane Yehuda was teeming with shoppers closely examining fruits and vegetables, piping-hot breads and sticky honey-glazed cakes. Sales in two popular holiday items _ honey and pomegranates _ were brisk.Observant Jews prepared for long hours in synagogues over the holiday. Highlights of the ritual include the sounding of the shofar, a trumpet made of a ram’s horn.Israel’s population this year crossed the 8 million mark, growing by 148,000 to 8,081,000 people. The date, released by Israel’s central bureau of statistics, showed that 75.1 percent of its residents were defined as Jewish, 20.7 percent as Arab and 4.2 percent as belonging to other groups.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) In a break from years past, Israel did not seal off the West Bank or restrict entry of Palestinians into Israel for this year’s holiday. The military often takes the preventive step out of concern that militants could carry out attacks.Nonetheless, Israeli police stepped up security in Jerusalem’s Old City, a popular destination during the holiday. Underscoring those concerns, Israeli police clashed with dozens of Palestinian stone-throwers who tried to block a group of visitors from reaching a sensitive religious site in the Old City. Seven Palestinians were arrested, and others sought refuge inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Police did not enter the mosque and said the incident ended without any injuries.Across Israel, Jews were far more focused on the holiday than talks or regional threats. They cleaned frantically, rushed to crowded marketplaces, cooked and clogged the highways en route to family.Eliran Vazana, 24, said he was recently told by the military to be prepared for an emergency reserve call up if things in Syria deteriorate. But he said he wasn’t concerned.“You learn to cope with the situation. This is where we live. There is nothing you can do about it,” he said. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center 0 Comments   Share   JERUSALEM (AP) – Israelis happily welcomed the Jewish New Year on Wednesday despite uncertainty and turmoil brewing on both its northern and southern borders.Rosh Hashana, which begins at sundown, ushers in 10 days of Jewish soul-searching _ known as the “Days of Awe” _ capped by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The two-day holiday commemorates the creation of the world _ which this year reached the age of 5774, according to the Jewish calendar. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “Israel and its government will be called upon to cope _ first on a conceptual level and then in diplomatic and military terms _ with a different Syria, a different Egypt, a different Iran, and different Palestinians,” he wrote. “The year 5774 is expected to be a year that can be called challenging, or more simply put: difficult.”A small glimmer of hope exists in the newly restarted peace talks with Palestinians. Though both sides remain skeptical a final peace accord can be reached, the talks offer a boost after more than five years of stalemate in peacemaking efforts.In a taped new year’s greeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel sought a “real and enduring peace” with the Palestinians while protecting itself from all other regional threats. Israel’s greatest fear is that Syria’s patron, Iran, could develop a nuclear weapon. Iran denies that it is pursuing an atomic bomb.“While we’re not involved in the internal conflict in Syria, we will defend ourselves and if it is necessary, we will act with resolve to protect our people. No one should doubt our resolve,” he said. “Iran’s nuclear program must be stopped. We simply cannot allow the world’s most dangerous regime to obtain the world’s most dangerous weapon. We already have enough indication of what this could do.” But all around Israel, the region is in upheaval. Egypt has experienced weeks of unrest since the military overthrew its Islamist president in July, and al-Qaida-linked fighters are roaming the lawless Sinai Peninsula on Israel’s doorstep. In Syria, a bloody civil war that has killed more than 100,000 rages on as the U.S. weighs a military strike in reaction to the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons.Israel fears violence could spill into its territory. Syria’s Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, possesses thousands of rockets and missiles that could be used against Israel if a U.S. strike sparks a wider conflagration. The Jewish state has been careful not to take sides in the conflict but is believed to have carried out three airstrikes inside Syria, targeting weapons reportedly headed to Hezbollah.“The world around us has turned upside down,” columnist Eitan Haber wrote in the Yediot Ahronot daily. “The picture is still not clear, but in any case it is not an easy one for … Israel, which is trying to live a normal life in destructive and turbulent surroundings.”His colleague, Sever Plocker, said the year could prove to be one of the most fateful in Israeli history. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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Registered UK Charity WRAP works with governments, businesses and communities to analyze resource efficiency and to find solutions to some of the food-waste issues hitting the country.Come the Christmas season, food waste escalates, particularly in produce sections, according to UK food waste recycler ReFood, with 172 tonnes of sprouts and 848 tonnes of roast potatoes alone chucked away every season.Produce Business UK talked with two experts from different positions in the industry to get deeper into the UK’s waste basket: Karen Todd, manager of the zero waste programme at Asda, and Philip Simpson, commercial director of ReFood. Accepting the challengeAmong other initiatives, Asda has committed to the UK’s food waste reduction roadmap with a pledge to eliminate food waste by 50 per cent by 2030, using the principles – Target / Measure / Act. They have a zero-waste policy and look to reduce, reuse, redistribute or repurpose all waste, including food waste. “We always start with reduction,” says Todd. “For many years, we have talked about ‘we hate waste of any kind.’ In simple terms, waste is lost sales and increased costs, so reducing waste makes business sense as well as environmental sense. We have lots of ways we look to reduce waste, from sophisticated supply chain systems to the simple, yellow Reduced To Clear label.” In terms of working with food redistribution organizations, she says, “We work with FareShare and other charities to help redistribute surplus food to those in need. We’ve worked with FareShare for over five years, and in this time in partnership with our suppliers, donated enough surplus food for over eight million meals for those in need. We also work with Company Shop and other approved asset recovery companies and other charities local and national.“ During Christmas specifically, Asda plans to hit consumers with many touch points, from reading materials to campaign advertising. “All year, we use media such as the Asda magazine to provide hints and tips on food waste – ‘love your leftovers, how to best store,’ etc. — and at Christmas, we tend to increase the focus,” Todd says. “This year, we’ll also be talking about our Fight Hunger Create Change campaign, helping to build FareShare and the Trussell Trust’s infrastructure, to take more surplus food and help reduce food waste.”While Asda likely contributes to influencing and educating consumer mindsets, ReFood considers the waste issue post-consumption, considering ways to repurpose the waste, which is stlll a major problem.“Christmas, a time for families to come together and enjoy, also seems to be becoming a time for waste,” says ReFood’s Simpson. “More than a third of the Brussels sprouts in produced in the UK are harvested specifically for Christmas, despite a quarter of the population claiming to ‘hate’ the vegetable. If all the food wasted at Christmas was recycled into energy, we could power the average medium sized home for 57 years.”ReFood’s sustainable plan for the futureReFood disposes of commercial food waste through sustainable practises, converting waste food into green energy. They work directly with most major retail chains, including Waitrose, Iceland and Lidl; the hospitality industry, including Doncaster Racecourse and Yorkshire Wildlife Park; as well as with the National Health Service (NHS) and other hospital sites.“We offer a safe, secure, closed-loop, end-to-end solution that improves companies’ green credentials, reduces their carbon footprint and helps save up to 50 per cent on food waste disposal costs against landfill,” says Simpson. “Essentially, ReFood is a greener, safer and cheaper alternative to landfill.”The “closed-loop process” Simpson describes means food waste is separated and processed, generating renewable energy and creating a nutrient-rich biofertiliser, called ReGrow. This food-waste recycling process guarantees biosecurity, full traceability and efficiency.To process the food waste, ReFood works with anaerobic digestion plants to ultimately break down organic material into biofertiliser for farming and agriculture use. In terms of numbers, each of their sites has the capacity to process more than 1,000 tonnes of food waste every week.“In the last 12 months, ReFood has displaced 93,822 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of taking 18,297 cars off the road; created 104,544 MWh of power – enough to power almost 24,000 homes for one year; diverted a total of 203,963 tonnes of food waste away from landfill – which is apparently the weight of 515 jumbo jets,” says Simpson. Although Asda doesn’t work specifically with ReFood, Todd expresses shared sentiments on their view regarding landfill. “We do send some waste food not fit for human consumption to animal feed or anaerobic digestion, but we have a strong zero food waste to landfill policy.”Contributing factors to food wasteThere are many factors that contribute to food waste. Todd says weather, on-shelf on-shelf availability, changing eating and shopping patterns, and seasonality all play a part. Simpson at ReFood says “wastage occurs through all stages of the supply chain, starting from harvesting and production, through to processing, food retail and consumption.” So which produce items — and processes — are helping to add fuel to the fire in terms of waste?“The growth of prep fruit and veg is interesting — in some ways it saves waste, in other ways it can increase waste due to shorter shelf lives,” Todd says. “The plastic argument is an interesting one. There is a really fine balance to achieve between reducing plastic packaging without increasing waste, which we know would happen if we just stripped all the plastic off. Our approach has been to work product-by-product, testing and analysing the impact removal would have – so for example we’ve removed plastic wrap from whole swedes, but will keep it on cucumbers based on shelf life analysis. What we are looking for are alternatives to plastic that can do the same job but have a better environmental impact, which is something we’re working with Leeds Beckett University on.”Reviewing the end-to-end supply chain to identify where waste occurs is increasingly important. My colleagues in IPL (our wholly own sourcing arm), have been involved in some very interesting work on shelf-life studies, marginal land, specification.”Simpson at ReFood says he sees the waste increase more as something seasonal but also connected to trends in prepared foods. “Food consumption is seasonal, so it is natural that food waste would follow similar ebbs and flows,” he says. “For example, Christmas sees an increase in produce such as sprouts, and potatoes being wasted, whilst in the summer it’s fresh salad products — cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in convenience foods, such as pre-cut vegetables; it is only natural that food waste trends mimic consumer trends.”Future initiatives in combating food wasteIn terms of the future from a retail perspective, Todd points out that one of the biggest challenges of food waste in the country has been between food waste and availability, where customers expect full shelves and lots of choices every time they visit a store. To change this trend means to change customer shopping habits. “Shopping habits are changing faster than ever. All of these things I see as having an impact in the future,” she says.Todd also says Asda has been following a reduction and redistribution path for many years. “We have segregated our food waste from non-food waste for nearly 10 years and have used anaerobic digestion for a number of years.” Asda’s three-year, £20m partnership with FareShare and The Trussell Trust on the Fight Hunger Create Change campaign has also paid off, “investing in the infrastructure and essential services at these charities, to make fresh food the norm in foodbanks and enabling them to lift one million people out of food poverty,” says Todd. “As part of this, we’re also guaranteeing we can donate surplus food from our stores to local charities.” ReFood’s future initiatives have mainly been encapsulated in their Vision 2020 plan,  which is aimed at changing government legislation to ban food waste from landfill.   “Every year, the UK produces almost 20 million tonnes of food waste,” Simpson says. “The clock is ticking, and in just a few short years, our current landfill sites will be full. Vision 2020 is ReFood’s solution to this ever-growing problem. Through it, we aim to change government legislation, ban food waste from landfills and have all waste recycled.”Part of Vision 2020’s strategy is to save millions of pounds at every stage of the food chain, create more employment opportunities, help to put back important nutrients in the land and offer chemical-free fertilizers for UK farmers. Companies partnering on Vision 2020 include Waitrose, Reynolds Food Distribution, Ferndale Foods, and Savoy Catering and Hospitality.Aside from the Vision 2020 program, ReFood also has some education programs in place so that people from the community can learn about the importance of food waste.“We aim to educate the public so that people of all ages understand the importance of recycling food waste,” says Simpson. “By sharing good recycling practices, we can impact and make a difference in local communities.” One of the challenges Simpson highlights is not just the lack of education for the community, but also the lack of education some businesses have in sending food waste to landfill. “It not only impacts the environment but is also costly and outdated. The cost of sending food waste to landfill can be 50 per cent higher than disposing of it via anaerobic digestion. Our primary aim is to educate, whether it’s industry professionals of members of the public.”To achieve that goal, ReFood has set up a series of lesson plans to inspire and educate pupils on the benefits of recycling, all of which are available for free on their website.“We work hard to support the next generation with our green solutions,” says Simpson. “By striving to lower costs, remove food waste and eliminate unnecessary emissions, we offer institutions a greener, safer, cheaper alternative to landfill. We work with local councils, communities and even schools to spread the message about food waste prevention. We also aim to work with the food manufacturing and retailing sector to promote zero waste tolerance, encouraging the industry to consider portion size, packaging and packaging reuse incentives. Ultimately, we want to see an industry-agreed timetable for this ban, with changes introduced in a swift, yet manageable fashion.” The Vision 2020 goal aims at greehouse gas emissions reduced by 27 million tonnes, £12 billon saved by householders, £3.7 billion potential saving in the public sector, and more than 1.3 million tonnes of valuable nutrients returned to the soil per annum. For Asda, their ‘early adopter’ signatory to the world’s first food waste reduction roadmap created by IGD aims to halve food waste by 2030, as well as increase transparency around it. Walmart “disappointed” by U.K.’s blocked Asda-Sain … December 05 , 2018 U.K.: Asda overtakes Sainsbury’s as second-largest …last_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, director Steve McQueen arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “I Am Not Your Negro” at LACMA. Tate Britain, which co-commissioned the work, said Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018, Steve McQueen will oversee the taking of Year 3 class photos at all of London’s 2,400 primary schools over the next nine months. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) LONDON – Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning an ambitious project to take a portrait of every third-year pupil in London — tens of thousands in all.The “12 Years a Slave” director will oversee a team of photographers taking class photos at all of London’s 2,400 primary schools over the next nine months.Tate Britain, which co-commissioned the work, said Tuesday that the project would capture a moment of “excitement, anxiety and hope” in the lives of the Year 3 children, who are 7 and 8 years old.The work will be displayed at Tate Britain and other venues in London starting in November 2019.London-born McQueen won art’s prestigious Turner Prize in 1999 before launching a movie career. His latest film is the heist thriller “Widows,” starring Viola Davis. Steve McQueen to create portrait of London schoolchildrencenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Sep 18, 2018 2:58 am PDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2018 at 5:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgSeven teenage migrants from Somalia who were found by the police on Thursday night near Akaki in the Nicosia district are under the care of the social welfare department, it was announced on Friday.According to the police, they had received a tip at around 10pm on Thursday that a group of migrants was located in the Nicosia-Astromeritis road near Akaki.Officers that went on site, transferred the seven teens – five boys and two girls – to a nearby police station to verify their identity. Following preliminary investigation, it appears that four of the boys are 17 and the other is 16, while the girls are aged 15 and 13.The teenagers are believed to have entered the government controlled areas through the north.They are all under the care of the social welfare department.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverSmart: Homeowners With A Mortgage In California Take Advantage Of ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more