OUT Helps Kick Off New York Pride 2014 Season

first_imgOUT, the world’s leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand, kicked off Pride Season in New York with an exclusive invite-only event hosted at Millesime at the Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.Perez Hilton poses for the 2014 OUT Magazine Hot List & NY Pride PartyCredit/Copyright: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for OUT MagazineIn celebration of OUT’s annual “Hot List” issue, which this year features The Normal Heart and White Collar star Matt Bomer on its cover, the cocktail reception featured a mix of VIP celebrities and guests and Las Vegas DJ Lisa Pittman spinning throughout the evening.The evening featured live performances by Barrett Wilbert Weed and Dave Thomas Brown from the Broadway musical Heathers and legendary drag performers Severely Mame and Macy Rodman, music by renowned Las Vegas DJ Lisa Pittman, as well as special guests including Perez Hilton; Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black); Cappie Pondexter (WNBA’s New York Liberty); designer Alexis Bittar; photographer Braden Summers; Jaymes Vaughan from the world famous Chippendales male revue show in Las Vegas; and actress Sarah Megan Thomas (Law & Order Special Victims Unit).Sponsors of the OUT Hot List Pride Party are Marriott International, which featured their #LoveTravels campaign; Cottonelle; Gillette Body; Las Vegas; SKYY Vodka; and Midori Melon Liqueur.last_img read more

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Albertans have worst debt situation in country report

first_imgAlbertans are the most likely in the country to rate their personal debt situation as terrible.That’s part of new report by MNP, a personal insolvency practice.The latest MNP consumer debt index also shows Albertans, at 55 per cent, are more likely to say they are already beginning to feel the effects of interest rate increases.As well, Albertans are more likely to be in financial trouble if interest rates go up much more (52%), and more likely to be concerned that rising interest rates could move them towards bankruptcy (43%).Forty-one per cent of Albertans are most likely to be within $200 of insolvency.MNP President Grant Bazian said the most alarming thing is Canadians know they are vulnerable but still plan to amass more debt to cover basic living expenses.last_img read more

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Christmapolitans and Hans Grubers Holidaythemed bars pop up in Canada

first_imgA sophisticated restaurant near the Old Port of Montreal is now an Instagram-ready holiday backdrop decked out with more than 350 metres of Christmas lights, wrapped presents fixed to the ceiling and Santa hats perched on chair tops.Far from a restaurant makeover gone awry, the transformation is part of trend in which watering holes in search of a boost in holiday traffic are converting into Christmas-themed pop ups with at least four such locales throughout Canada and more than 90 around the world.“The reception as a whole has been really positive,” said Kevin Demers, owner of the Coldroom. He took over the space of the restaurant Scarlet Exclusive to host the pop up from Nov. 30 to Dec. 30.He decorated the restaurant’s three spaces with distinct holiday themes: a classic, kitschy Christmas in the dining area, white holiday decor close to the bar, and the terrace kept more simple and illuminated with Christmas lights.Staff wear ugly Christmas sweaters adorned with gingerbread men, snowflake and holiday prints. Revellers sip on Christmapolitans, snowball old fashioneds or other themed concoctions. Those not feeling the holiday spirit can select from the Grinch menu, which boasts drinks named after Christmas bad guys. The Hans Gruber comes topped with a drinkable print of the “Die Hard” villain.Demers is splitting half the profits with Montreal Children’s Hospital.“It should be more about giving back,” he said.The month-long event is part of the Miracle pop-up chain that’s the brainchild of Greg Boehm, who owns a barware manufacturing and distributing company, as well as a cocktail bar and an eatery in New York City.The concept started in 2014 with a phone call from his mother when Boehm was in the midst of construction on his cocktail bar, Mace. She suggested he stop renovations, decorate it with Christmas kitsch and open for a month in December.Five years later, Mace still hosts the annual festive pop up and Boehm has turned the idea into a business, charging a flat fee for bars worldwide to host similar events under the banner Miracle. Miracle provides the food and cocktail menu, teaches the bar how to create the drinks, provides professional photography and handles the public relations. Participants also have access to Christmas glassware made by his other company, Cocktail Kingdom.Boehm also offers a Sippin’ Santa tiki pop up, which formed in 2015.The first Miracle pop up in Canada opened three years ago in Montreal, said Boehm.There are 92 Miracle and Sippin’ Santa pop ups around the world — with four in Canada, including the one in Old Montreal.Other locations include one in Toronto, hosted by Civil Liberties Bar in a different space on Queen Street, one in Quebec City operated by Maelstrom and Proof Cocktail Bar in Calgary.Boehm sees Canada as one of Miracle’s biggest opportunities for growth.Bars in Vancouver and the Maritimes expressed interest in hosting the pop up next holiday season, he said. He’s also eyeing smaller cities, like London, Ont.The Christmas cheer draws people into these bars, said Boehm, and social media plays an extremely important role in any Miracle location’s success.“The goal is always to have any angle be a good angle to take a photo,” he said, adding no corner can be left unadorned and most locations attempt to have one big, unique piece of decor. He points to the piece-de-resistance of the Toronto spot: a giant, red and white, lit up bear wearing a Santa hat. Its outstretched arms move to hug patrons who cuddle in close for a snap.Retail pop-ups often curate experiences like that in hopes that millennials and others will want to share them on social media and create buzz for their brand, and for Miracle the strategy appears to be working.If someone Googles “Miracle Montreal,” a slew of photos of the space appear, said Demers.“Just those photos everyone goes wild for,” he said, explaining the reaction from people is that they have to see the cool-looking space.But a colourful backdrop is just one part of the equation, Boehm said, emphasizing the cocktails served.“People come for the Christmas festivities, but what really makes it work is delicious cocktails and true experience, where it’s not just a place that’s decorated but it smells good, sounds good, tastes food and looks good.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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CN Rail to challenge CTA determination that it breached service obligations

OTTAWA — The Canadian Transportation Agency has determined Canadian National breached its level of service obligations in the Vancouver area late last year, while Canadian Pacific and three other railways did not.The federal transportation regulator says the country’s largest railway breached its obligations by announcing its intention to impose embargoes on wood pulp shipments last September, several months before rail congestion and other challenges emerged in the Vancouver area.It says CN imposed the embargoes in December, rather than making “every reasonable effort to deal with those challenges before unilaterally restricting the transportation of the shippers’ traffic.”The CTA ordered CN to submit a plan to respond to future traffic surges in the Vancouver area and to avoid, or minimize, the use of embargoes, which it says should be imposed only in exceptional and specific circumstances.The Montreal-based railway says it disagrees with the CTA’s conclusions based on evidence submitted at a hearing in January and intends to challenge the determination before the Federal Court of Appeal.It says the sole breach identified by the agency was “an appropriate and necessary measure in the circumstances.” Companies in this story: (TSX:CNR, TSX:CP)The Canadian Press read more

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Two drown in Kalmunai

The victims were identified as 21 year old Kandasami Vinodakumar and 21 year old K.D.N. Hareek.Both bodies are now at the Kalmunai hospital. Two youth drowned in Kalmunai last night when they had gone for a swim at sea, the police media unit said today.The police said that the two youth aged 21 were swimming in the Periyanillawali area when they drowned.

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UN agency issues new guidelines on HIV counselling and testing

Both partners in the endeavour stressed the value of action on the issue, citing studies from Côte d’Ivoire and India showing that when voluntary testing is integrated into sexual and reproductive health services, the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS is cut, awareness is raised and more people are likely to seek appropriate care.”Linking HIV prevention and reproductive health provides an opportunity to reach the millions, especially women, who are vulnerable to infection,” said UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid. read more

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3way tie for lead in Bahamas with Woods at the bottom

Tony Finau had a 5-under 67 that turned out to be good enough for a three-way tie for the lead Saturday in the Hero World Challenge.Tiger Woods is overdoing his role as gracious tournament host. He shot even-par 72 to be 18th in the 18-man field.Henrik Stenson and Jon Rahm each had a 69 on another day of warms and mild breeze at Albany Golf Club. They joined Finau at 13-under 203.But the tournament is wide open, and more than one player referenced Rickie Fowler’s 61 last year to win. Gary Woodland had a 67 and, after being over par midway through the opening round, suddenly was just two shots behind.As for Fowler, he had a 67 to pull within three shots.Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press read more

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Kyle Snyder eyeing gold in Rio

Ohio State junior wrestler Kyle Snyder has already become one of coach Tom Ryan’s and the school’s most decorated wrestlers of all time. He has a record of 41-4 in NCAA competition including two finals appearances, All-American recognition in 2014-15, a 2016 NCAA championship and he was the youngest world champion in USA wrestling history in 2015.But there is still one accomplishment the 20-year-old has yet to meet; Olympic gold. On Aug. 5, Snyder will join his fellow Americans in Rio de Janeiro for the XXXI Olympiad.Snyder won the 97-kg freestyle weight class at the Olympic Trials over 2012 gold medal winner Jake Varner to clinch a spot on team USA, giving him a place in his weight class in Rio. After winning the world championships in Las Vegas in September, Snyder told the media on Tuesday that he feels confident, and he understands that wrestlers will begin to prepare for him more.“Some of the guys have wrestled me a little bit differently,” Snyder said. “They know my moves and they are more prepared for a match that I’m going to wrestle. It just takes time for me to adjust and improve as well. They get a little better, I get a little better. Hopefully by the end of the day, I’ll be the one that can compete well.”He competed in Grand Prix of Germany tournament from July 1 to 3 competing against top Olympic talent. Snyder said he faced three wrestlers in the top 20 in the world who will be in his bracket in Rio.He took bronze in Germany amongst five of his fellow USA Olympians.Up until his departure for the Olympics, Snyder’s training has been quite similar to that of his regimen for the NCAA championships. He lifts Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. He then wrestles on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with his training partner Tervel Dlagnev, who qualified for the Olympics by winning the 125-kg freestyle at the trials.Snyder said that the only difference from collegiate competition to training for the Olympics is that there is more focus on he and Dlagnev because coaches are only required to put their energy into two wrestlers instead of the 10 that make up a collegiate roster.Snyder said he has either wrestled against or seen film of every possible competitor at least a couple times. He does not compete until the final day, Aug. 21, in Rio, but said that at least it gives him a little time to enjoy the process of being an Olympian.Snyder said that he still gets butterflies from time to time, but he will enjoy the pressure that comes with being an Olympian.“I love it,” Snyder said about competing on the final day. “End it with a bang, hopefully. It will be the last thing people remember.”As excited as Snyder may be, OSU coach Ryan could speak for hours about his first wrestler to compete in the Olympic games. Ryan has spent 22 years as a coach and is “excited as heck” to cheer on Snyder in Rio alongside his family.“It shows the uniqueness of Kyle and the deep desire he has to be elite,” Ryan said. “These are the things we dream about as little kids. I’m looking forward to watching Kyle represent himself the way I know he will.”When Snyder wears the USA logo across his singlet next month, he said representing OSU will be on his mind.“There have been a lot of great athletes at Ohio State,” Snyder said. “I’m very proud to represent Ohio State and I feel like other than serving in the military, being an Olympian is the next best way to represent your country.” OSU sophomore Kyle Snyder enters the arena during the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSU read more

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CPL Jason Holder to lead Tridents in 2018

The Barbados Tridents have announced Jason Holder as their captain for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Windies Captain Jason HolderHolder missed last season’s tournament as he was playing cricket for the Windies in England. He returns for the 2018 season to lead his home team.Holder has led the Windies in 77 international matches and brings a huge amount of captaincy experience to the Tridents squad. He willl be looking to lead his team to the knockout stages of this year’s tournament after the Tridents missed out on the final stages in 2017.As a local player and the captain of the Windies Test and ODI teams, Holder will be an exciting appointment for the loyal Tridents fans. A world-class seam bowler and an explosive lower order batsman, Holder’s ability as both a player and a leader will be a massive boost to his team’s chances in 2018.Speaking about his appointment as captain for the Tridents, Holder said: “I am delighted to be back at the Hero CPL for this season and I am really looking forward to making Barbados proud in 2018. We have a healthy contigent of local players in the squad this year and we are ready to make this a winning year for our home team.”Another of the nine Bajan players who will be part of the team’s squad for Hero CPL 2018, Shamar Springer, is delighted with the appointment of his countryman as captain.Springer said: “Jason is a world-class player and a world-class captain that I have always looked up to as an example to follow. I am really excited to play under him as captain and I am confident he will get the best out of the Trident team this year when the CPL gets underway.” (CPL) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHero CPL vital to World Cup preparations- HolderJune 4, 2018In “Sports”CPL idols departing cricket knowledge before tournament gets underwayJuly 26, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Ramdin fifty, Fawad three-for secure Knight Riders’ top-two finishSeptember 8, 2018In “latest news” read more

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There are people driving taxis who shouldnt be Alan Kelly

first_imgTHE MINISTER FOR Public Transport wants to tackle the “laissez faire” attitude to the taxi industry, as well as those who can drive them.Alan Kelly told TheJournal.ie that some taxi drivers who hold licences should never have been granted them in the first place.“There are people driving taxis in this city, and in other cities who shouldn’t be driving taxis. People with serious convictions.“People may find that amazing, but it’s true. They shouldn’t have got their licences and sometimes they would go to court and argue that they should be allowed to drive a taxi to make a living.I don’t believe that. I don’t think peoples’ safety should be jeopardised. Kelly points to legislation brought in this year that disbars anyone with a serious conviction from holding a taxi licence.(TheJournal.ie/YouTube)“The industry as it compared to two years ago is unrecognisable.”DeregulationThe deregulation of the industry led to a flood of new drivers, something Kelly says was handled in a “laissez faire” attitude.“There was a number of years where there was a laissez faire attitude towards the industry.“Too many people got licences and the industry was opened up in way that ignored the fact that you still need regulatory controls in a deregulated industry.”He says that the ‘knowledge test’ for drivers is to become stricter, as are the terms of renting out licences.Read: ‘We’re targeting 5 million extra customers this year,’ – Public Transport MinisterRead: Biggest ever review of taxi regulation to be discussed in Oireachtaslast_img read more

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Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot

first_imgRead: A Spanish brewery has bought a big chunk of the firm that makes O’Hara’s craft beer>Read: Two Kerry brothers plan to construct Ireland’s tallest building in Cork> By Fora Staff Friday 21 Apr 2017, 6:25 AM Image: Flickr 27,931 Views Apr 21st 2017, 6:25 AM Image: Flickr Share Tweet Email8 A sketch of a proposed apartment block Source: Dublin City CouncilClick here for a larger imageThe local authority turned down the application on several grounds, one of which was that the proposed development would have “overshadowed” existing nearby properties.It said the proposed buildings would “seriously injure the amenities of property in the vicinity and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area”.It also said that the proposed crèche outdoor play area would be too close to existing houses.AppealAfter being knocked back, Adroit appealed its case to An Bord Pleanála. However, the planning body agreed with Dublin City Council’s decision on almost every point.It said that the proposed venture would “constitute substandard overdevelopment of the site”.The inspector’s report said that there were issues regarding the “lack of diversity in dwelling mix” and deficiencies in “quantity, layout (and) quality of public open space provision”.It also said that the land should be used primarily for “employment generating” purposes, rather than residential.Several other developers are currently looking to build in Harold’s Cross. Most notable amongst these is New Generation Homes, the company set up by Greg Kavanagh, which is planning to build hundreds of apartments in the area.Dublin’s planning system was recently dismissed as “flawed” after another major development in south Dublin, for nearly 500 apartments at Sandyford, was knocked back by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. That ruling is under appeal.Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie http://jrnl.ie/3350172 A PROMINENT PROPERTY developer’s plan to build more than 100 apartments at a site in south Dublin has been knocked back by the planning board.The Adroit Company had applied for permission to construct 121 apartments and a créche at a site in Harold’s Cross amid an acute housing shortage, which in turn is helping to fuel double-digit price rises.Solar panels were to be mounted on the roofs of the apartments, which would have been divided into six blocks. The development would also have included 134 basement parking spaces and 80 bicycle spaces.The project was planned for the site of the existing Harold’s Bridge Court complex, which is made up of 50 residential dwellings and a warehouse.The current development, which was constructed in the 1990s, would have been demolished as part of the proposed works.Martin LydonWell-known developer Martin Lydon is a director of the Adroit Company. Lydon is the son of another property developer of the same name. Between them, father and son have built more than 2,000 houses over the past 40 years.The vast majority have been developed in the capital, although one of Lydon’s firms, Grandbrind, is building 164 homes in Kildare.The Adroit Company’s initial application to build at the site near Harold’s Cross Road and Greenmount Lane was rejected by Dublin City Council. Take me to Fora Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Short URL Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot down The council said that the plan from a well-known developer would overshadow existing properties. 40 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Oceanhorn The Legend of Zelda for mobile is getting a sequel

first_imgExciting news, Oceanhorn fans. Developer Cornfox & Bros has announced that a sequel is in the works, titled Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm.For the sadly uninitialized, Oceanhorn began life as a stunning iOS game. A complete Legend of Zelda ripoff, but stunning nonetheless. It sees you exploring dungeons and fighting monsters, opening new areas and gaining new equipment in the usual Zelda way. Throwing pots around was even a big gameplay element. So yes, not very original, but Zelda on your phone? Who could complain?The game was so popular that it made its way to Steam, where it currently currently enjoys “Very Positive” user reviews. For iOS it single-handedly justified the purchase of an MFI controller, and it’s still the best Zelda game you can currently buy on PC or Mac. It’s coming to current-gen consoles as well. 1/7The new hero, in the same duds. 1/7The original hero. 1/7The Caster. 1/7The Wind Waker portion of the original. 1/7The new world map from Oceanhorn 2. 1/7Traversing the world in the original. 1/7Our original hero breaking pots, as you do. <>center_img From the first glimpse you can tell that Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm it going to be different, yet similar. It still looks like you will explore a colorful world, but there’s a new, more grown-up hero… much like Zelda II. Oceanhorn 2 is also set during a different time period, although the creators haven’t revealed if that means (a link to) the past or future.The game will be played from a third person camera angle that presumably will be closer than the more overhead look of the original, as the developers state it “will take players right into the heat of action and allow them to explore even the smallest details.”As for new gadgets, Cornfox & Bros. have revealed one new item from the game, the Caster. This is a gun that shoots magical projectiles, and can be used for puzzle solving or combat.Kalle Ylitalo has returned to work on the soundtrack, which as you can hear is a very, very good thing.Oceanhorn 2 will also feature a massive world map that acts as a hub, allowing you to travel between levels, dungeons, and towns much like a JRPG. There’s no word on a release date just yet but expect to see much more on the game in the months to come. PS4 and Xbox One gamers will be able to check out the Oceanhorn universe on September 7, when the SEO-friendly Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas launches.last_img read more

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CWC Gareth Bales hattrick puts Real Madrid in the final

first_imgOutstanding performance from Gareth Bale for Real Madrid, who scored a hat-trick in one hour and placed his squad in the Club World Cup final.To sell or not to sell Gareth Bale, that is the question for Real Madrid. The Welsh winger has done it again, he came out of obscurity in a crucial match and left everybody at Real Madrid’s board of directors filled with doubts to whether it’s best to sell him or not.We all know that this player’s MO is to suffer injuries throughout the whole season practically, but he has always appeared in the most crucial moments to score the most important goals like the hat-trick he scored today against Kashima Antlers.Los Blancos came massively under fire last week after losing an unimportant match against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, they desperately needed a victory that could get them back into the fans’ good graces and Gareth Bale was right in the middle of the good results.Another player who had a stellar performance was Marcelo, who assisted the ‘Cardiff Express’ on his first and third goals.But the night was all about Real Madrid’s number ’11’, who managed to smile again after yet another injury-filled season that he is still trying to get through.🎩 The HAT-TRICK hero!🔥 @GarethBale11 🔥⚽ 44’⚽ 53’⚽ 55′ pic.twitter.com/DzjHInlKFC— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 19, 2018Real Madrid really tried to score that first goal during the first half, Kashima Antlers held the fort throughout nearly all the first half.They were partly lucky and partly on point with some defensive coverage against the likes of Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez, and Bale himself.But Gareth did look like he was on another speed, very different from the rest and that was going to become his ultimate ally during the second half of the match.Just before half-time, the left winger combined a beautiful one-two with Marcelo that he finished clinically to the bottom corner with his left foot for Real Madrid’s first goal of the evening.Eight minutes into the second half, Gareth decided to fight for a long ball that seemed lost if it hadn’t been for his impressive physical prowess.The Welshman was able to reach that impossible long pass from behind the midfield line and even dribble the goalkeeper, after that he was able to just push the ball in the back of the net for his second goal of the evening.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.But the match still wasn’t over, the best was yet to come from Gareth Bale.📸🤝 #RMCWC @GarethBale11 ⚽⚽⚽@MarceloM12 🅰🅰 pic.twitter.com/cO6uNlL1Ui— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 19, 2018It only took him two more minutes to get that wide smile back again, the same one he had when he scored that overhead kick goal against Liverpool in the Champions League final.Bale combined with Marcelo once again, the Brazilian was on point with the assist that left Gareth alone in front of the goalkeeper and his decision was to plunge his shot to the far top corner.It was three goals from the Welshman and a direct ticket to the Club World Cup final against the surprising Al Ain.The final consensus was that with this hat-trick, it is proven once more that Gareth Bale is living large with a life that gives him enough gas in the tank to deliver his best performances in the most important matches of the season.Right about now, we are certain that president Florentino Perez is talking to his board of directors and discussing the best course of action with this specific player because selling him next summer could be a mistake.And Gareth Bale knows that as long as he keeps delivering results in the knock-out stages of any competition, Real Madrid will have a hard time trying to sell him because they would lose their only player who actually wins the titles.EL ‘EXPRESO DE CARDIFF’ LOS LLEVÓ A LA FINAL#MundialdeClubesxFOX Con un hat-trick de Gareth Bale, el Real Madrid derrotó al Kashima AntlersRepasa las mejores acciones del partido pic.twitter.com/nYRmweY3yK— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 19, 2018What should Real Madrid do with Gareth Bale, sell him or keep him? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Waterloo keeps promise to Grand Bahama donates 15000

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 21, 2016 – Waterloo Investment Holdings Limited upheld that promise to Bahamian hurricane Matthew victims and last week sent two of its staff to present a sizable cheque to the Rotary Club of Freeport to support relief efforts.A cheque for $15,436 was presented by Sanajah Forbes and Sonia Simmons to the Club, and the donation story made front page news in the Freeport News this past Saturday.  Darren Cooper, of the Freeport Club solicited the assistance and thanked Waterloo on behalf of Rotary.WIHL held a Halloween Party and Movie night and agreed to match whatever was raised there to support rebuilding efforts.  Haiti was also due to receive donation of goods and supplies from WIHL. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Man badly injured in Highway 14 accident

first_imgDaniel R. Butler, 55, of Portland was in critical condition Sunday night at a local hospital with injuries sustained in a Saturday night accident.The Washington State Patrol said Butler was eastbound on state Highway 14 at 6:23 p.m. when he attempted to take the Ellsworth Road exit. The 2001 Ford Ranger pickup that Butler was driving left the road, traveled 300 feet through bushes and struck a tree.He was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.The WSP said the cause of the accident was inattention and noted the truck’s wheels were “off the roadway.”last_img read more

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Sesame Street Muppets want you to put away your phones during dinner

first_img Sesame Street invades Game of Thrones, Westworld for good cause Sesame Street parody of Avengers saves veggies from destruction Sesame Street parodies Stranger Things: Ernie Upside Down? Post a comment More Sesame Street 0 The entertaining video shows Grover, Big Bird, Elmo, the Count, Bert, Ernie and other well-known Muppets doing the responsible thing before heading out to dinner by turning off their phones and tablets and placing them somewhere out of reach. The Muppets put their beloved devices inside desk drawers, in purses, on shelves, even in pumpkins — or in Oscar the Grouch’s case, his personal trash can. At the end of the video, the Muppets gather around a table at a restaurant for dinner, happily chatting away with each other. But then they notice Cookie Monster is still texting away on his phone. Though after seeing his fellow Muppets’ displeasure with his actions, he eats his phone. cookiee3Cookie Monster really needs to stop texting during dinner. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET This isn’t the first time Sesame Street has tried to convince kids to get offline and appreciate life.Back in 2014, Muppets Bert and Grover teamed with Shazam actor Zachary Levi to sing the song “A Lovely Sunny Day.” The delightful duo sing about why it’s good to unplug and go offline for a while to appreciate the great outdoors. The song has catchy lyrics like “On the playground there’s a million games to play. We don’t need a fancy tablet with a retina display.” The song was produced in partnership with the National Park Foundation and Sesame Workshop to encourage kids to unplug and reconnect with each other and nature.center_img Tags Who knew Grover had so many computers and digital devices? Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET When was the last time you ate dinner and didn’t check social media? If you can’t stop looking at Instagram between courses, maybe you should listen to some wise advice from a few Muppets. In a video from Sesame Street and advocacy organization Common Sense posted on Tuesday, everyone’s favorite Muppets want to remind us of our unhealthy addiction to smartphones and iPads at the table.The Muppets have a simple solution: put your digital devices away during meals.  Share your voice Mobile TV and Movieslast_img read more

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Anchorage rabbi Political polarization threatens to rip us to shreds

first_imgThe man charged with killing 11 in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend appeared in court Monday, while people still reeled from the news.There was shock and confusion in Alaska as well. Rabbi Michael Oblath of Congregation Beth Sholom said he asked police to send a patrol car to sit outside Saturday services for his congregation, which is the largest and oldest Jewish congregation in the state.In a phone interview with Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove on Monday, Oblath recounted how he heard the news, and what the congregation was talking about in its wake.Listen nowOBLATH: And then I saw mentioning of shots near a synagogue is what it said, and then I sat down I spent three hours in front of the TV, upset and, you know, mentally connecting to the people I know that are from Pittsburgh, and there are, some members of our congregation that are, and they were affected by it.And so, you know, my thoughts would turn out to them. But at the same time, you know, not really knowing what was going on. Other than that there was a shooter it’s very, very disconcerting to hear the term active shooter involved with the congregation, and frustrated and not quite knowing what to do. And I’m not sure I still know what to do it.You know, it’s just a matter of recognizing that we have to be available to reach out to those in our communities that are hurting as a result of this and to be able to try to heal as much as we can and to try to figure out how to not get there again.GROVE: What’s the conversation been among your congregation about this?OBLATH:  The mood in the country is a mood where this kind of violence and this kind of threat is sitting there, not just right under the surface, but right on top. As this past week has shown, several incidents during the week, have indicated that, and even that over the past several years have shown a marked increase in this kind of violence and this type of openness in the society for people who normally wouldn’t be doing this, because they’d be hiding under their rocks.But at the same time this moment in our society when, society is so split, it’s so polarized, that you have people on both sides hating each other and not willing to talk to each other and being willing to express emotions of and attitudes of violence.GROVE: And why do you think that is? I mean you’re saying that there’s hatred on both sides of the political spectrum, but do you think that there’s a reason why this is more a part of our lives now?OBLATH: People in power who have the ability to change it, or have the ability to stop it or to put controls on our society that should be there, are not acting because they have too many strong self-interests that keep them from seeing the greater picture of what our country is about. And I’ve seen that on both sides of the aisle. I don’t like it. This is how we behave when we’re in positions of power, we have the power to exert it over others, we do, and we often times do it abusively and violently. And you can look at history and see that it’s true.GROVE: Today the Anchorage Police Department said they were going to step up patrols near houses of worship. And I guess I have to ask, I mean, do you feel safe in your place of worship after this?OBLATH: I feel safe as safe in the synagogue as I feel anywhere else. I mean, this is something that Jewish communities experienced stuff like this for centuries, and it’s still something that when it happens you you become fearful. And at the same time we understand that it happens and we try to really stay ahead of the fear in a sense or work through it to be able to try to change our society, as much as we can have any influence to do it, or to educate people or to hopefully bring people together in a way of being able to talk to each other and bridging that gap is what needs to be done.And talk is people who are citizens of a country that should and has for the last 200-plus years been able to work these things out and be a country and not be these two magnet poles that are pulling people in different directions that just rip us to shreds.GROVE: Rabbi Michael Oblast of Congregation Beth Sholom, Rabbi Oblast, thanks for being here.OBLATH: Oh, you’re very welcome. Thanks so much.last_img read more

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Brit who stole from sick kids charities caught and jailed

first_imgA British man wanted in the UK after he absconded while on trial in connection with stealing 100,000 pounds (€113,000) of charity donations for ill children has been arrested in Paphos and extradited to England after more than three years on the run, it was reported on Friday.According to Sheffield-based daily newspaper The Star, Glen Moore, 48, had absconded while on trial at Sheffield Crown Court in August 2014, and was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in absentia.He was arrested in Paphos on October 23 and flown back to the UK on November 2.Moore, according to the newspaper, along with his spouse, who got four-and-a-half years, stole £121,000 from charities supporting needy children and babies, and used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle.The couple held charity collections for legitimate children’s charities – including national baby charity Tommy’s – which funds research to save babies’ lives, the Star said.Detectives had been searching for him in Cyprus and Lanzarote since 2015.Moore was taken straight to prison in Doncaster to start his sentence.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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