Northern Offshore Orders Two Jack-Up Rigs

first_imgzoom Northern Offshore, Ltd. today announced that two of its subsidiaries have executed contracts for the construction of two LeTourneau Super 116E Class jack-up drilling rigs, with a priced option for the construction of two additional rigs of the same design. The yard contract price is less than US$180 million, with favorable tail-end-heavy payment terms.Delivery of the rigs is expected during the first and third quarters of 2016, respectively. Construction will be carried out by an  experienced and well qualified Chinese shipyard.Gary W. Casswell, president and chief executive officer of Northern Offshore said, “This is a turning point for our company, as we continue to execute our stated corporate strategy of transitioning into the ownership and operation of new, state- of-the-art jack-up rigs. We believe, after evaluating several investment alternatives, that investing in this class of jack-up will give the best return on capital. We are confident there will continue to be strong demand for jack-up rigs with the  technical specifications and capabilities of these new assets, which are ideally suited for marketplaces in South East Asia, the Middle East, West Africa and Latin America. Further, this order represents the strong commitment of the board of  directors to the future development of the company and strengthening of earnings growth for our shareholders.”Northern Offshore, October 4, 2013last_img read more

Plus de soutien aux élèves et aux familles grâce à lexpansion dÉcolesPlus

first_imgDans plus de collectivités néo-écossaises, les élèves et les familles auront un accès accru à des services, à des programmes parascolaires et à plus de praticiens en santé mentale grâce à ÉcolesPlus. Aujourd’hui, 25 avril, la ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, Karen Casey, s’est jointe aux élèves et au personnel du Riverside Education Centre de Milford, dans le comté de Hants, pour l’ouverture du nouveau site central qui offrira des services à cinq écoles additionnelles. Conformément au budget de 2016-2017, le gouvernement investit 500 000 $ pour la création de trois nouveaux sites centraux d’ÉcolesPlus, soit un dans le territoire du Halifax Regional School Board, un dans le territoire du Chignecto Regional School Board et un dans le territoire du Tri-County Regional School Board. Il investit aussi dans l’expansion du programme dans des écoles du Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. « Nous répondons aux besoins de plus d’élèves, de familles et de collectivités en leur offrant une gamme complète de services de soutien grâce à ÉcolesPlus, a déclaré Karen Casey, la ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. « Qu’il s’agisse d’aide aux devoirs ou de counseling en santé mentale, il est important que les services soient offerts aux élèves et aux familles dans un endroit sûr, accueillant et familier. » Six autres praticiens en santé mentale seront embauchés pour appuyer les sites d’ÉcolesPlus dans la province, ce qui amènera à 29 le nombre total de praticiens. Le programme ÉcolesPlus offre des services de santé mentale et d’autres programmes de santé, de même que des services de mentorat, de travail social, de justice et d’aide aux devoirs dans les écoles où les enfants, les jeunes et les familles y ont facilement accès. « Être praticienne en santé mentale en milieu scolaire m’a permis de grandement réduire les obstacles que les jeunes rencontrent pour avoir accès aux services, a déclaré Penny Gill, praticienne en santé mentale dans le cadre d’ÉcolesPlus dans les écoles du Chignecto-Central Board. « J’ai vraiment été en mesure d’aider des élèves qui, autrement, n’auraient pas eu accès au traitement dont ils avaient besoin à cause de difficultés de transport, de la peur ou d’autres obstacles. Faire partie de l’équipe d’ÉcolesPlus nous a permis d’offrir véritablement une approche complète pour répondre efficacement aux besoins de nos élèves les plus vulnérables. » D’autres annonces similaires ont été faites aujourd’hui. Le ministre des Pêches et de l’Aquaculture, Keith Colwell, a annoncé un nouveau site central au Bell Park Academic Centre, à Lake Echo, qui offrira des services à huit écoles additionnelles du Halifax Regional School Board, et le ministre des Affaires municipales, Zach Churchill, a annoncé qu’un nouveau site central situé au Maple Grove Education Centre, dans le territoire du Tri-County Regional School Board, offrira des services à trois autres écoles. De plus, toutes les écoles du Conseil scolaire acadien provincial ont maintenant accès au programme d’ÉcolesPlus grâce à son expansion dans les quatre écoles où il n’était pas encore offert. Actuellement, 28 sites centraux d’ÉcolesPlus offrent des services à plus de 200 écoles dans la province. D’autres éléments importants du budget de 2016-2017 qui portent sur l’éducation et le développement de la petite enfance prévoient plus d’enseignants pour le rattrapage en lecture, de mentors en mathématiques, de plafonds du nombre d’élèves dans les classes et de perfectionnement pour les enseignants ainsi que des subventions salariales pour les éducateurs de la petite enfance. Le programme ÉcolesPlus est offert dans le territoire des huit conseils scolaires. Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Pralhad Joshi takes charge as coal minister

first_imgNew Delhi: Pralhad Joshi took over as the new Minister of Coal here on Friday. In addition to Coal, he has also been assigned the portfolio of Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Mines. Sumanta Chaudhury, Secretary, Ministry of Coal and other Senior Officers were also present on this occasion. Pralhad Joshi (born 27 November 1962) is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha (2019) of India. He represents the Dharwad constituency of Karnataka and is the Ex-President of the Karnataka state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Pralhad Joshi was elected as a Member of the Lok Sabha for the first time in 2004.last_img read more

Plaintiff in assisteddeath case says he wants an end to suffering

first_imgMONTREAL — Afflicted with an incurable degenerative condition, Jean Truchon says he considered all possibilities to end his life, including starvation, drowning and a lethal overdose. He ruled them out and is instead in court challenging provincial and federal laws that have left him ineligible for a medically assisted death.In testimony before Quebec Superior Court Tuesday, Truchon, who was born with cerebral palsy, said he has full mental capacity and people who care for him. Despite being born without the use of both legs and one arm, he had become accustomed to getting around in a wheelchair.But since losing the use of his only functioning limb in 2012, he feels his life is over. He had to move out of his apartment into a long-term care facility. Testifying with the help of a friend because of a dysphasia that makes it difficult for him to be understood, Truchon, 51, said he is in constant pain.“For me, I died in 2012,” he told Justice Christine Baudouin. He cried as he described his life in the care facility and the loss of dignity he feels.Truchon was the second plaintiff to testify at the trial, which opened Monday. Both suffer from incurable degenerative diseases, and in both cases doctors turned down their requests for medically assisted death.Truchon and Nicole Gladu, who suffers from post-polio syndrome, do not qualify for the procedure because they are not considered to be at the end of life.Under federal law, natural death must be “reasonably foreseeable” before someone can receive medical assistance in dying. The Quebec law similarly says people must “be at the end of life.”Truchon and Gladu are asking Quebec Superior Court to invalidate the criteria in the federal and provincial laws that blocked their requests and to allow them to receive medical aid in dying.Truchon said no doctor can predict how many years he has to live, but he wants to make the decision himself. “You don’t have to be at the end of life to feel intolerable pain,” he told the court.Jean-Pierre Menard, the lawyer representing Truchon and Gladu, said there are many Quebecers in the same situation as his clients.“We have to demonstrate before the judge what it is to suffer … to show that it affects real people who are really suffering and who want to be done with it,” he told reporters outside the courtroom. He plans to argue that Charter protections of the right to life and security as well as the right to equality have been infringed.The trial is scheduled to last 33 days. The federal attorney general will argue that the requirement of a “reasonably foreseeable” natural death is necessary to strike a balance. Otherwise, it argues, a message would be sent to vulnerable people that life is not worth living. The Quebec attorney general will argue that the “end of life” requirement is sufficiently flexible and leaves the decision in the hands of physicians.Gladu testified Monday that she contracted polio at the age of four, and it plunged her into a four-month coma. She managed to recover and build a successful career in journalism and government before it was interrupted by the effects of post-polio syndrome.Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Sheryl Crows Nutrition Mission To Fight Hunger

first_imgOne A Day Women’s, Feeding America and Sheryl Crow are celebrating heroes on a “Nutrition Mission” to fight hunger in local communities.Sheryl Crow Celebrate Heroes on a Nutrition MissionFood insecurity is a problem in America, with some low-income families having to choose, at times, between buying food essentials and paying the rent or other basic living expenses.More than 50 million Americans live in food-insecure households. This Hunger Action Month, the One A Day Women’s Nutrition Mission — an ongoing, national charitable campaign with Feeding America — is celebrating and honoring those who make exemplary efforts to fight food insecurity and hunger in their communities. Like Jeane Larkins, who, with several local community organizations in Denver, has delivered hundreds of food “PowerSacks” – each of which can feed a family of four for an entire weekend. Larkins, a volunteer making a real difference, is one of several outstanding community volunteers being honored by long-time hunger advocate and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, Bayer HealthCare, the maker of One A Day Women’s, and Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.Through the One A Day Women’s Nutrition Mission, grants totaling $100,000 are being awarded on behalf of Larkins and three other volunteers who are making a real difference to support their local food banks in their meaningful work. To date, the One A Day Women’s Nutrition Mission has donated four million meals to Feeding America’s network of more than 200 food banks which helps distribute food through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America.Given their passion, Crow and Larkins, the top grants competition winner, will roll up their sleeves this September 12th and volunteer at West Side Campaign Against Hunger, a partner agency of Food Bank for New York City, while creating greater awareness of this national issue.“As a local volunteer myself, I constantly encounter incredible people who are committed to helping those in need. I was amazed by the hundreds of stories that were submitted to Nutrition Mission about fighting hunger across the country,” says long time hunger advocate and Feeding America volunteer, Sheryl Crow. “I’m excited to be teaming up again with One A Day Women’s and Feeding America this Hunger Action Month to recognize volunteers across the country but beyond today, there is still so much more work to be done. The fight against hunger starts locally and together we can make a real difference.”“The makers of One A Day Women’s and Feeding America share a commitment to providing nourishment for women, the families they care for, and the communities in which they live,” says Manuela Buxo, Vice President, Nutritionals Marketing & New Business at Bayer HealthCare. “We’ve seen remarkable participation by consumers in the Nutrition Mission for a second year, which has resulted in 2 million meals a year being donated, and we’re proud to today announce these grant winners.”“Our nationwide network of food banks helps feed more than 37 million people in America annually. We’re thankful for the generous donation by the makers of One A Day Women’s and for all of the wonderful volunteers who give their time and energy to help nourish their neighbors in need,” says Leah Ray, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Feeding America. “We also congratulate these four volunteers, who not only won Nutrition Mission grants for their local food banks but also show true dedication in the fight against hunger.”To learn more about the Nutrition Mission, the winning entries and corresponding food banks, and how to help fight hunger locally, visit read more

Some rural residents given extension to submit property taxes to Province

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Some rural residents living in the Peace River Regional District’s four Electoral Areas have been given an extension to file their property taxes with the provincial government due to a malfunctioning piece of office equipment.In a post on its website, the Regional District says that it was notified by the provincial Surveyor of Taxes that some rural residents may be getting their 2018 property tax notices later than usual because of an error with a printer. The PRRD, which does not collect property taxes despite getting frequent questions about them, said it made the post on its website to notify residents about the possible late arrival of the tax notices.Ministry of Finance spokesperson Sonja Zoeller said that because of the printer error, the Ministry is extending the payment deadline for property owners who did not receive their original tax notice by 38 days from the date of issue, to July 20, 2018.last_img read more

Joblessness in Latin America shows need for fairer globalization UN

High unemployment, poor quality jobs, falling real wages and productivity losses challenge Latin America and the Caribbean to make the creation of decent work the central pillar of development, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in the latest edition of Panorama Laboral, its annual employment review for the region.”The current model of globalization actually devalues work,” ILO Director General Juan Somavia said. “We have to work for a different, more just and equitable form of globalization.”Governments, employers and workers must foster “adequate political instruments to give employment the central role it should play in modern democracies,” Mr. Somavia added, noting that joblessness is “the main political problem of our time.”The report calls for a number of steps, including the adoption of fiscal policies that takes account of social and labour issues as well as modernization of the labour market based more on productivity than cost. It also urges stronger labour and social protection benefits and recommends reinforcing the essential role of social dialogue between governments, employers and workers to reach consensus on these matters.”Obviously no strategy can overcome the poverty of 220 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean if it is not based on the creation of quality jobs and more and better enterprises capable of generating employment,” Mr. Somavia said.The report warned that even an accelerated growth rate of 3.5 per cent in 2004 would fail to significantly reduce the current 10.7 per cent rate of unemployment. It noted that minimum wages lost 1.6 per cent in purchasing power, while wages in the manufacturing sector declined by an average of 4.8 per cent. At the same time, four out of 10 Latin Americans had insufficient income to satisfy basic needs. Most new jobs over the past decade – 7 out of 10 – were part of the informal economy, while in some countries as many as one in three youths are out of work. read more

Afghanistans inauguration of new Parliament earns praise from Security Council

“The members of the Security Council reiterate the crucial importance of continued constructive cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international community in addressing such remaining challenges in Afghanistan as security, including governance, narcotics, development and the fight against terrorism,” the 15-member body said in a press statement.The statement, delivered by the Council President for December, United Kingdom Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, looked forward to the launching of a new “Afghanistan Compact” at the international conference to be held in London from 31 January to 1 February. read more

Premier Rachel Notley says Albertas climate plan warmly received in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Premier Rachel Notley is in New York City touting Alberta’s climate change plan and trying to drum up investment in the province’s battered oilpatch.Notley said she told a delegation of CEOs and policy leaders at the Climate Week conference that it is possible for Alberta to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while remaining one of the most important oil producers in the world.“Our message was, I believe, fairly well received,” Notley said Monday in a conference call with reporters.“I think there was some initial skepticism given the history of inaction of past Alberta governments on the climate file, but the audience reacted very warmly when I shared the details of our climate leadership plan.”The premier appeared not to be concerned that the federal Liberals are not setting more stringent climate change targets.The federal government has also promised to impose a carbon price on any province that doesn’t come up with its own carbon tax or cap-and-trade system.Notley said Alberta will stick with its own plan to reduce emissions, including imposing a broad-based carbon tax starting in January.She said setting strict CO2 reduction targets hasn’t worked in the past and wouldn’t work now.“The aspirational target mechanism of greenhouse gas emission control has not born fruit over the last two decades and so our focus is really more on getting the support we need to take the action that will actually change emissions profiles,” she said.“Our plan is absolutely robust and Alberta will be deemed to have taken appropriate steps.”Notley said she will attend an investment roundtable with business leaders on Tuesday. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 20, 2016 6:44 am MDT Last Updated Sep 20, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta’s climate plan warmly received in New York read more

Watch the moment police opened fire during the London terror attack

first_imgPolicemen were quick to apprehend the knifeman who brought terror to the heart of London on Wednesday afternoon.Tourist Aaron Tsang videoed the moment the attacker was shot at by police.This video shows the moment pedestrians fled the scene as officers fired shots at the man who stabbed a police officer to death and attempted to enter Parliament.The attack, which has caused two casualties so far, saw pedestrians knocked down in a car rampage on Westminster Bridge.A minister who gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the officer told the BBC that they died at the scene from stab wounds.In this video, shots police fired to stop the attacker can be heard as people flee the scene. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Illegal levels of air and water pollution cause Indian Government to reject

first_imgAmnesty International has described the Indian government’s decision to reject the bauxite mine project in Orissa’s Niyamgiri Hills as a landmark victory for the human rights of Indigenous communities. India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests rejected the mine project proposed by a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta Resources and the state-owned Orissa Mining Corporation, after finding that the project already extensively violates forest and environmental laws and would perpetrate abuses against the Dongria Kondh adivasi and other communities on the Hills. Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific Deputy Director, Madhu Malhotra said: “The Dongria Kondh and other local communities have been struggling for years for this decision, which is a very welcome one. The companies and the Orissa government should now guarantee that they will not attempt to simply move the project to another site without ensuring adequate safeguards. They must ensure they will respect the human rights of Indigenous and local communities wherever the companies operate.”Amnesty International also welcomed the government’s decision to suspend the clearance process for the six-fold expansion of the Lanjigarh refinery at the foothills of Niyamgiri, operated by Vedanta subsidiary Vedanta Aluminium, after a government’s expert committee found it to be illegal.Madhu Malhotra said: “The authorities should order a clean-up of the Lanjigarh refinery, which has caused air and water pollution, seriously affecting the rights of neighbouring communities who are finding life there unbearable.” Amnesty International called on government authorities to establish a clear and transparent process that seeks the free, prior and informed consent of any Indigenous communities who may be affected by such projects, and respect their decision, in accordance with national and international law.For eight years, the Dongria Kondh and other communities in Niyamgiri have been protesting against bauxite mining plans by Vedanta Resources subsidiary Sterlite Industries India and the Orissa Mining. The communities were concerned that the project, which would have been situated on their traditional sacred lands, would result in violations of their rights as Indigenous peoples to water, food, health, work and other rights to protection of their culture and identity.After years of struggle and visits by committees our voice has finally reached Delhi, a Dongria Kondh leader told Amnesty International today. The Ministry-commissioned expert report that underpinned today’s decisions, documented the companies legal violations and human rights abuses. Its findings and the rejection of the project are consistent with Amnesty International’s extensive report published in February 2010, Don’t Mine us out of Existence: Bauxite Mine and Refinery Devastate Lives in India.last_img read more

Mannix Flynn Apollo House completely failed

first_img Share Tweet Email Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 10:19 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha I’ve been in all those places, I’ve looked at them they’re not unfit for purpose. 129 Comments There’s blood in an ambulance, there’s blood in a hospital, you’ll get these types of situations.“Nobody was coming to me asking to go to Apollo House, Apollo House became a spectacle, a lot of people went because it got a huge amount of publicity.“But when it came down to the wire, Apollo House completely failed.”At the end of the Apollo House occupation, which ended earlier this year, the activist said that although they were ordered to leave the building, they had achieved their goals to get suitable accommodation for the individuals staying with them during the occupation.They said that they would discuss their next move and consider similar occupations around the country.Last year, Flynn held a window ledge protest at Dublin’s City Hall, where he called for the disbanding of the Artane Band.Read: ‘A publicity stunt full stop’ – there isn’t much love for Mannix Flynn’s windowsill protest among his fellow councillorsFactCheck: Do supervised injection centres reduce drug-related crime? Feb 25th 2017, 10:19 AM “I don’t think it achieved anything. I think people woke up when they were asked the question ‘where the money is’, and ‘what they’re doing with the money that they got’, and ‘how many people have they actually housed’.”The Independent councillor criticised the protesters’ decision to organise an illegal occupation, saying there were other alternatives available.“It’s important to know that, here they were in Apollo House, an illegal occupation, around the corner Peter McVerry had a property which was lying idle which they could have occupied without breaking the law.”(Apollo House activists could argue that there is a symbolism to a Nama building, which represents the housing crisis and the property problem in Ireland.)The Apollo House aimed to give the homeless a permanent room and place to stay, as well as raise the issue of homelessness on a mass scale and what exactly people needed to be housed.The Apollo House activists claimed the beds being provided by governments and local authorities weren’t enough, and the facilities were substandard.Flynn refuted those allegations last night.“So they were telling us that Dublin City Council and those who were working with the homeless had failed and that they were putting people into places that were unfit for purpose.” Mannix Flynn: ‘Apollo House completely failed’ The Dublin City councillor said that the criticism of the council was unfair and the occupation “didn’t achieve anything”. 34,166 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Source: The Late Late Show/YouTubeDUBLIN CITY COUNCILLOR Mannix Flynn says that the Apollo House occupation had ”completely failed” and he said he thought it didn’t achieve anything.On last night’s Late Late Show, he was asked about why he was so unhappy about the occupation of the Nama building in Dublin.“It wasn’t that I was unhappy about it it was that I found it was deeply exploitative.”He said that it wasn’t true that the incident got people talking about homelessness to a degree it hadn’t before, and said that the issue just featured more in the media. …But the conversation was going on with us for years, the people who are homeless, the people who come to us in Dublin City Council, the thousands of staff that work with us.last_img read more

Journal Media won four awards at yesterdays Justice Media Awards

first_img Friday 22 Jun 2018, 9:43 AM JOURNAL MEDIA PICKED up four awards at yesterday’s Justice Media Awards, the longest-running media awards in the country, which recognise and reward excellence in legal journalism.Reporters Gráinne Ní Aodha, Sean Murray and Cianan Brennan from and Paul O’Donoghue for his work in Fora picked up prizes for their articles, which varied from reports relating to the legal rights of the unborn child to issues around the Public Services Card.Gráinne Ní Aodha won the Newcomer of the Year Award for her work over the past year.In particular, Ní Aodha was commended for her work covering the recent Supreme Court case which looked into which rights the unborn child had aside from the right to life granted by the Eighth Amendment.The matter was one that needed to be resolved ahead of the May referendum, in which the country voted overwhelmingly to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Irish  Constitution.From the judges’ ruling:“Highly detailed, concise reporting and a strong sense of balance characterise this reporter’s work over the past year. Journal Media won four awards at yesterday’s Justice Media Awards Reporters Gráinne Ní Aodha, Sean Murray, Paul O’Donoghue and Cianan Brennan picked up prizes for their articles. Short URL Jun 22nd 2018, 9:43 AM Paul O’Donoghue, Cianan Brennan, Gráinne Ní Aodha and Sean Murray at yesterday’s Justice Media Awards. Share3 Tweet Email In particular, her coverage of the complex, high-profile and hugely significant case on the rights of the unborn, coming as it did at a critical time before the referendum on the 8th amendment, demonstrates a skill and insight that is highly commendable at such an early stage in her reporters Sean Murray and Cianan Brennan both picked up merit awards for their work over the past year.Murray won a merit award in the court reporting (print/online) category for his articles covering the Disclosures Tribunal.The article singled out for focus was a report on the evidence given by the partner of garda whistleblower Keith Harrison to the Tribunal last September.With the headline, Contradictions, ‘coercions’ and a private life made public: Keith Harrison’s partner at the Disclosures Tribunal, the judges said it was reporting from one “intriguing aspect of the ongoing Disclosures Tribunal” and was:“Another excellent example of reporting from the Disclosures Tribunal, this time focussed on the evidence given by the partner of Garda Keith Harrison, Marisa Simms.Characterised by clear writing, excellent context and colour, this report is an important piece of the on-going Tribunal puzzle.Cianan Brennan picked up a merit in the human rights/social justice reporting category for his ongoing reporting on issues surrounding the Public Services Card.The judges called it a “particularly comprehensive series of articles relating to the Public Services Card and its privacy implications for adopted citizens”.“Taking very complex legal and social matters and making them accessible, this is a fine example of in-depth, public service reporting with a strong focus on the data privacy questions involved in the rollout of the Public Services Card.The inclusion of a Facebook Live discussion panel on the topic highlights the innovation possible in online reporting.Finally, Paul O’Donoghue picked up a merit in the international justice reporting category for his article in Fora about the dispute between Fyffes and its Honduran workers.With the headline, Inside the row between Fyffes and its Honduran workers, the judges called the article an “in-depth investigation into allegations of employee rights abuses against Fyffes fruit company”.“This is an excellently researched and written piece on the allegations of abuse made against Fyffes by dozens of its Honduran workers,” the judges said.Speaking to individual workers about their experiences, balanced with the response from the company, the judges commend the reporter’s highly relevant and impactful work.In total, 36 awards and merits were presented to winners across 12 categories.The overall award was won by RTÉ’s Paul Murphy and Doireann O’Hara for their work Law and Disorder, which looked into Ireland’s district courts. 14,573 Views Paul O’Donoghue, Cianan Brennan, Gráinne Ní Aodha and Sean Murray at yesterday’s Justice Media Awards. Image: Lensmen Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cormac Fitzgerald Image: Lensmen 45 Comments last_img read more

NXT star granted his release from the WWE this weekend

first_img Videos Articles Pinterest Google+ CJ Parker, who has been part of NXT and signed a developmental deal with WWE in 2011, requested his release from WWE this past Saturday and was granted it per a new report by Mike Johnson. Parker’s release was described as being granted on amicable terms.Parker worked both WrestleMania AXXESS events on Saturday and Sunday even after being granted his release to officially finish up with the company.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Cesaro Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience?center_img Videos Articles 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Kurt Angle NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actionlast_img read more

Off Beat Educators endeavors cover the age spectrum

first_imgJada Rupley As a longtime educator and active civic participant, Jada Rupley seems to be one for the ages. Pretty much all the ages.That was illustrated when she had overlapping stints as a community leader a while back. The Camas resident was co-chairwoman of Washington’s Early Learning Advisory Council at the same time she was a member of Clark County’s Aging Readiness Task Force.That’s just about as far as you can stretch the demographic bookends.It started when Rupley was involved in organizing the state’s early-learning program. The assignment certainly was within her area of expertise. Back then, Rupley was associate superintendent of Vancouver-based Educational Service District 112.During that stretch, she was invited to join the Aging Readiness Task Force.Rupley has filled in a lot of space between those bookends, by the way. She is a member of the Clark College board of trustees.She also is a board member of The Hand that Rocks the Cradle; the new political action committee was created to finance and mentor women running in local elections.Now director of Oregon’s Early Learning System, Rupley said there is more connection between the extremes of early learning and healthy aging than we often realize.last_img read more

TVGuidecom Launches Social Television App

first_imgTV Guide Mobile has launched a new app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that connects users to multiple interactive features. The app is designed to assists users in finding, sharing and watching television programs on mobile devices. And offers social integration tools that encourages users to connect and engage in dialogues about their favorite shows. says that its online traffic exceeds 25 million unique visitors each month, and that its new app has already been installed more than 7 million times. Of those installs, TV Guide classifies 1.5 million as “active users.”The app integrates a number of social tools, like its Watchlist, which allows users to add favorite titles and receive information on when, where and how they can be accessed. To date, more than 585,000 users have created a Watchlist for in-app use. Also, there is the New Tonight Trending, a daily trend report that tracks what shows are hot among the app-user community. Additionally, users can instantly view programs through both subscription and non-subscription channels like ABC, Crackle, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and iTunes. TV Guide executive vice president and general manager of digital, Christy Tanner says that with these utilities, “TV Guide is making it simple again,” adding that there is “no other product as comprehensive, personalized and innovate in the marketplace today.”TV Guide’s new app is in line with the emerging trend of interactive content. The concept of social television essentially offers an alternative to focus group studies and traditional rating systems. When users engage in the social features they are effectively indicating what they like and what they don’t like, and often in real-time. The app is also tailored to generate revenue. Tanner says revenue is driven from “advertising and bounties derived from linking users to paid sources of video.” What is also important to note is that the medium enables advertisers to offer interactive content, which not only promotes more brand awareness, but also provides instantaneous feedback on a product or appeal.last_img read more

Archie Comics welcomes the royal baby into the Archie club

first_img Comment Best. Crossover. Ever. #Riverdale goes ROYAL. Congrats to the Meghan and Harry #archie! ❤️ 👶🏻 🍼 ❤️— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) May 8, 2019 Good to know that in fifty years, he’ll be telling the Meathead to move out of his house.#ArchieWindsor#ArchieBunker— 𝕴𝖈𝖊 𝕮𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖒 𝕯𝖆𝖓 🍨 (@TheGiftOfMayhem) May 8, 2019 Do you feel baby that Archie stole Jughead’s crown?— Cameron Williams (@Wasgo) May 8, 2019 Don’t forget, there are other Archies out there, including retired NFL quarterback Archie Manning, dad of Peyton and Eli. Welcome Archie! We have been friends for many years. Now you are royally loved.— Deborah T Gilmore (@deborahgilmore) May 8, 2019 Tags “Archie is an icon, and we’re honored and overjoyed to share his name with the new royal baby!” Archie Comics CEO and publisher Jon Goldwater said in a more formal statement. “Congrats to the new parents!” There are other hugely famous pop-culture Archies, of course, including Archie Bunker of All in the Family fame. Stifle yourself, Edith. Those were the days.”Good to know that in 50 years, he’ll be telling the Meathead to move out of his house,” joked one Twitter user. Who’s your daddy?! #ArchieBunker— Jeroen Hoekzema (@Jeroenhoekzema) May 8, 2019 1 Choose your generational reaction to #Archie:— Christina Terry (@_ChristinaTerry) May 8, 2019 Can’t help but hear Archie Bunker’s voice in my head every single time I see this name. 😬— Saltinmyblood (@saltinmyblood1) May 8, 2019 That’s Archie Bunker you dumb millennials.— Jay Kirell 🐠🐈🐌🐇🐸 (@JasonKirell) May 8, 2019center_img Everything’s Archie again. British royals the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle, announced on Wednesday that their son’s name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.It didn’t take long for one of the more famous pop-culture Archies to respond. “I’m baby,” the official Archie Comics Twitter account tweeted out after the name was announced. i’m baby— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) May 8, 2019 The Mount Rushmore of Archies: Archie Bunker (All In The Family)Archie Andrews (red-headed boy who runs Riverdale)Archie Manning (New Orleans Saint QB and father of Peyton & Eli)Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (son of Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan)#RoyalBaby #babysussex— Politics & Sports (@Politix_Sports) May 8, 2019 Prince Archie of Riverdale— Allison the Disney Diva saw Endgame and is sad (@Daviesallison1A) May 8, 2019 But the creator of the Riverdale show on the CW, the series that’s helped introduce red-headed Archie Andrews to a new generation, was loving the connection. ‘Best. Crossover. Ever,” tweeted Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, chief creative officer of Archie Comics. “Riverdale goes ROYAL.” You know you are old when the new royal baby is called Archie and this is the first Archie that comes to mind while everyone else is thinking about the one in Riverdale. #Archie #ArchieWindsor #ArchieBunker— Joana Maltez (@gatamalteza) May 8, 2019 Twitter Share your voice Culture Why is Archie Bunker suddenly trending… oh wait, WRONG #Archie— Kris Gutierrez (@KrisGutierrez) May 8, 2019 The “I’m baby” meme has a creepy origin. It comes from a text conversation between a mother and her daughter who was hiding from a home invader. (The girl wasn’t hurt.) But it’s since been used in more lighthearted ways, and Archie Comics fans understood the reference.”Prince Archie of Riverdale,” wrote one Twitter user.last_img read more

Xerox Develops Silver Ink for Cheap Printable Electronics

first_img 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. Xerox Brings Printed Plastic Transistors Closer to Commercial Reality The new ink, which Xerox calls its “silver bullet,” is a silver ink that conducts electricity and has a melting temperature lower than the melting temperature of plastic. One of the biggest challenges in developing flexible electronics has been the fact that most metals melt at about 1,000 degrees C, while plastic melts at 150 degrees C. Under these conditions, attempting to melt ink on top of a plastic will melt the plastic before the ink melts. However, the new silver ink melts at 140 degrees C, allowing researchers to print ink without melting the underlying plastic. Xerox is discussing the technology with manufacturers. The company hopes that the ink (along with other lightweight electronic components, such as semiconductors) could lead to a variety of applications. For instance, circuits could be printed onto plastic sheets as if printing a document, and then constructed into a bendable electronic gadget. The circuits could also be used to build plastic electronic book readers that are flexible, lightweight, and can withstand damage. Other applications may include weaving the circuits into clothing, low-cost radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, flexible signs, solar cells, and novelties.via: Venture Beat© 2009 Explore further Xerox has invented a silver ink that conducts electricity, and could be used to build flexible electronics cheaply and easily. Image credit: Xerox. ( — Xerox has developed an ink which can be used to print circuits onto plastics, films, and textiles. Although circuits printed on flexible materials aren’t new, Xerox’s method may be cheap and easy enough to open the doors to many new possibilities for flexible electronics. Citation: Xerox Develops Silver Ink for Cheap Printable Electronics (2009, October 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

STF raids houses of arrested persons

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police conducted raids at the houses of those arrested in connection with smuggling of firearms from Rifle Factory Ishapore to the Maoists.The search operations at the houses at Ishapore in North 24-Parganas were conducted on Thursday. It may be recalled that police had arrested six persons in this connection on May 7. Out of the six arrested persons Ajay Kumar Pandey, alias Guddu Pandit, and Jaysankar Pandey are residents of Bihar while Susanta Basu (51), alias Basuda, is a resident of Majherpara in Ishapore, Sukhda Murmu (48), alias Munmun, is from Nawabganj near Noapara in Ishapore, Kartik Shaw (40) of Noapara and Umesh Ray (21) is also a resident of Noapara. Separate teams of the STF conducted raids at the houses of all the four persons. The raid continued for a few hours and police have also questioned their family members while it was on. Police have also questioned family members of Susanta and Sukhda, who used to work at the rifle factory as junior managers. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be recalled that investigation had revealed that the arrested persons from Ishapore used to take scrap firearms out of the factory and the same used to get sold to the Maoists after necessary repairing. After taking out the scrap firearms from the factory, they used to hand it over to their counterparts from Bihar. The arrests came on Monday when they had assembled for a deal of firearms was at Babughat.While speaking to the family members of the arrested persons during the search operation, police wanted to know whether they often visited Bihar or any other parts of the country. This comes at the time when a team of the STF officers has already gone to Bihar and are further probing into the incident.last_img read more

How to Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

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