Province asking residents to be careful camping this long weekend

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province is asking residents to be cautious this long weekend when enjoying the outdoors.Campfire bans remain in place for all of B.C. except for here in the B.C. Peace, in the Fort Nelson Forest District and in the “Fog Zone” on the west coast of Vancouver Island.The 2018 fire season is far from over. While temperatures have dropped, various levels of rainfall are occurring, and the smoke has cleared throughout most of the province, the risk of wildfires remains high. Currently, 518 wildfires are burning in B.C., with 53 fires that are highly visible or pose a potential threat to public safety. Everyone is urged to use extreme caution with any outdoor activity to ensure no human-caused wildfires are added to an already challenging workload. Human-caused fires are entirely preventable and unnecessarily divert firefighting resources from naturally occurring wildfires.From April 1 to Aug. 30, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service responded to 2,015 wildfires throughout the province, with 444 of those fires caused by people. Over 1.25 million hectares have been burned in the province to date, surpassing last year’s record of 1.21 million hectares burned. This means 2018 experienced the highest number of hectares burned in the province’s history.Information about current open burning prohibitions, including campfire bans, is available on the BC Wildfire Service website: http://gov.bc.ca/wildfirebanslast_img read more

UN calls for strengthening international security force in Afghanistan

13 October 2010The Security Council today extended the mission of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan for another year, calling on Governments to increase its current strength of 120,000 troops to counter growing terrorism by the Taliban and Al-Qaida. In a unanimously adopted resolution, similar to last year’s call when the force numbered barely half its current strength at 67,700, the 15-member body recognized “the need to further strengthen ISAF to meet all its operational requirements.”It voiced strong concern at “the increased violent and terrorist activities by the Taliban, Al-Qaida, other illegal armed groups and criminals, including those involved in the narcotics trade, and the increasingly strong links between terrorism activities and illicit drugs.”At the same time it urged ISAF, led by General David Petraeus of the United States which supplies some 80,000 troops, and other partners to speed up training of self-sufficient, accountable and ethnically-balanced national Afghan security forces to ensure security and the rule of law throughout the country.Recognizing the interconnected nature of the challenges facing Afghanistan and stressing the need for progress on security, governance, human rights, rule of law and development as well as the cross-cutting issues of counter-narcotics, anti-corruption and accountability, the resolution called for further Government efforts to fight corruption, promote transparency and increase its accountability.It expressed serious concern at the increased high number of civilian casualties, particularly among women and children, the large majority of them caused by Taliban, Al-Qaida and other extremist groups, and urged ISAF and other international forces to continue to undertake enhanced efforts to prevent civilian casualties.It also voiced strong concern at recruitment and use of children by Taliban forces in Afghanistan as well the killing and maiming of children.While noting advances in security sector reform, the Council called for further progress by the Government in ending impunity and strengthening judicial institutions, including reconstruction and reform of the prison sector, the rule of law and respect for human rights including for women and girls, and in particular women’s rights under the Constitution to fully participate in the political, economic and social spheres of Afghan life. read more

BlackBerry Ltd expects a US500million tax refund within a year

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. expects to receive a US$500-million tax rebate within the next year, according to a recent report filed with regulators.[np_storybar title=”Rogers won’t stock BlackBerry’s new Z30 phone when it’s released later this month” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/03/blackberry-ltd-rogers-wont-stock-new-z30-phone-when-its-released-later-this-month/”%5D BlackBerry says its latest smartphone will arrive in Canadian stores later this month, but it won’t have the support of one of the country’s largest carriers — Rogers.Rogers’ decision not to stock the Z30 touchscreen model, which will become available in Canada on Oct. 15, comes as a surprise since the Toronto-based wireless and cable company was an early adopter of BlackBerry products.Continue reading. [/np_storybar]The Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker expects to receive the money by the end of next August, when the second quarter of the company’s 2015 financial year ends.The documents were not clear on whether the bulk of the tax refund would come from Canada, where the global smartphone company is based, or another jurisdiction.It’s common for companies with big losses to seek and receive tax refunds.Last week, BlackBerry booked a US$965-million loss for the second quarter of its 2014 financial year, mostly due to a writedown of inventory.More details on BlackBerry’s financial situation have come to light since it made a regulatory filing earlier this week.Among other things, the documents indicate BlackBerry expects to book US$400-million in charges from a variety of factors before the end of May 2014.Those expenses will cover costs associated with the previously announced layoffs of 4,500 employees, the reworking of its smartphone lineup and other changes to its manufacturing, sales and marketing operations, it said.Earlier this year, BlackBerry said it would likely book $100-million in charges through its 2014 financial year, which ends on March 1.But the company’s financial results have weakened, amid poor sales of its BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen phones, and the company is restructuring and looking for a buyer.On Friday morning, BlackBerry shares rose a penny to $7.98 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more

New UN rights report paints bleak picture in eastern DR Congo

Between January 2017 and October 2018, the deteriorating security situation in the province of North Kivu, which borders Uganda and Rwanda, coincided with an alarming number of human rights violations and abuses, said the report, jointly prepared by the UN human rights office (OHCHR), and the peacekeeping mission in the country (MONUSCO).The rising number, and evolving nature, of violence by armed groups against the security forces and among themselves in order to control territory or natural resources, has been a significant factor contributing to the bleak picture, the report added. Women have been the worst affected, suffering kidnappings and horrific sexual violence, perpetrated by both the country’s armed forces., the FARDC as well as armed groups.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said sexual violence was being used in a “systematic” and “brutal” way by certain armed groups to punish and intimidate whole communities.“All efforts should be deployed to protect civilians – in particular the most vulnerable – and prevent such atrocities,” she underscored.All efforts should be deployed to protect civilians – in particular the most vulnerable – and prevent such atrocities — UN rights chief Michelle BacheletThe report also documents “massive” civilian displacement due to violence, as well as alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law.Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for DRC and the head of MONUSCO, underscored the need for credible investigations and the need to end impunity.“Without credible investigations to determine responsibility for every crime, and without judicial sanctions against the authors of these violations – no matter who has committed them – impunity will continue to prevail,” she said.“This will in turn continue to feed the seemingly never-ending cycle of conflict and misery in North Kivu, with civilians caught between the armed groups on the one hand and the security forces – who are supposed to protect them – on the other.”The report also noted that armed group activity also affected the emergency response to the deadly Ebola epidemic in the Lubero region, where the violence triggered displacements both from and to Ebola-affected villages, most likely contributing to the spread of the disease.It also stated that the situation of high insecurity and of continuing rights violations could undermine the political rights of the population with elections scheduled this weekend. read more

How Britains sonic warriors fooled German army into thinking DDay forces were

The two 250lb loudspeakers are visible on the right-hand-side of the jeep.Credit:Drew Gardner/National Archive, Kew The two 250lb loudspeakers are visible on the right-hand-side of the jeep. During the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, Col Barlow’s sonic warfare vehicles were mounted on landing craft in the Pas de Calais area, 80 miles away from the real D-Day landing sites. They played recordings on 35-mm sound film and contributed to the delay of vital German reserves being sent to the Normandy beaches.Early tests involving a rather primitive ‘lash up’ of speakers fixed to chairs proved the concept, after which equipment was sourced from the US.  The finished audio equipment, code named ‘Poplin’, consisted of two three-foot cube speakers, weighing 250 lbs each, and an amplifier mounted on a White Scout car which played the sounds of battle from a reel to reel tape player. The US army brought out a later version – ‘Blossom’ – which converted sound signals into electrical impulses to be carried on thin steel wire. A 30-minute recording could be generated from a mile and a half of the wire.  Some of the White scout cars were adorned with paintings of Walt Disney characters as Col Barlow shared distant descendants with the American film producer from D’Isigny in France, and shared the name. The Poplin Sonic warfare unit mounted on the White scout car undergoing immersion tests, prior to the D-Day landings, believed to be in Ballantrae, Scotland.Credit:Drew Gardner Colonel Cecil Disney Barlow OBE.Credit:Drew Gardner Part of a top secret training document which depicts the deployment of the weapon system, from a file at the National records Office, Kew. The Poplin Sonic warfare unit mounted on the White scout car undergoing immersion tests, prior to the D-Day landings, believed to be in Ballantrae, Scotland. Although tragically killed aged 39 on July 26, 1944, in the breakout from the Normandy beachhead, Col Barlow was noted for inventing ‘’an entirely new form of warfare which may well play an important part in future campaigns”.   The citation for his OBE continues: “His own immediate military advancement may well have been prejudiced by the time he has devoted to this special subject but he has never permitted personal considerations to stand in the way of bringing his organisation to fruition.”Colonel Barlow is buried in Ranville war cemetery in Normandy. Britain’s ‘sonic warriors’ helped deceive the German army into thinking the D-Day landings would take place 80 miles away, previously unseen documents have revealed.Specially trained and equipped units played tapes of army activity, including tanks, trucks and even gunfire to fool the Germans into thinking they were facing a bigger force in a different location.Lord Mountbatten, head of Special Operations and responsible for new technical inventions, said sonic deception should be used to replicate a “feint landing to be carried out at some distance from the actual landing”.Previously unseen files at the National Archives at Kew had been covered by the 100-year secrecy rule and were originally meant to remain sealed until 2044.However, the Telegraph has obtained exclusive access to the files – stamped ‘MOST SECRET’ – and can reveal one of D-Day’s most extraordinary stories. Colonel Cecil Disney Barlow OBE. The invention was so closely guarded that Col Barlow’s own family had no idea of his secret wartime role.Penelope Marland, his daughter, told the Telegraph: “I know that he was involved in something very secret but I was three when he died…and none of the relations told us anything.””It was his idea to make recordings to make it sound as if there was a big army about to attack, not in Normandy but pretending it was in Calais.” The idea of using sounds of war as a deception strategy was the brainchild of Colonel Cecil Disney Barlow of the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Having taken his idea to the War office in 1941 Col Barlow was tasked with developing his Light Scout Car units at a remote Scottish base on the Ayrshire coast at Ballantrae.The remote location was perfect to record the sounds of British Army Sherman and Churchill tanks, as well as other weapons and equipment, whilst not drawing attention from the locals. The tapes had to be made at night so as not to record unnecessary noises such as barking dogs.To this day local people have little idea of the work that was carried out at the Light Scout Car field park, as the area was known. Part of a top secret training document which depicts the deployment of the weapon system, from a file at the National records Office, Kew.Credit:Drew Gardner 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. read more

Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving men more likely to

first_imgNEARLY SIX PER CENT of people polled by the AA have admitted to having driven whilst drunk with men more likely than women to drink and drive.A new survey of over 16,300 people by AA Motor Insurance has found that more than 11 per cent of drivers say it’s common to see drunk drivers on the road.AA spokesperson Arwen Foley described this is a “shocking statistic” which is too high.The majority of those polled (nearly 52 per cent) said it is rare to see drunk drivers on the roads while 17.4 per cent said they never see it.Of those surveyed 7.3 per cent of men admitted to drink driving compared to just  3.8 per cent of women.Foley said that with the days getting colder and wetter people may be more inclined to use their cars to get around, including to go drinking.She said: “Getting closer to the festive season there is going to be more occasions for staying out drinking.“Worsening weather will make it difficult for drivers in general but driving under the influence of alcohol in these conditions is just crazy.”AA is advising people to take taxis in groups to reduce costs or else have a designated driver.Read: 127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last weekThe Comeback Kid: car crash survivor spreads word about drink drivinglast_img read more

Ill retire when I stop scoring goals Keane ready to rewrite record

first_imgI’ve certainly got no intentions at all at this moment in time. As I said before, as long as I have that hunger and desire, there’s no reason for me not to continue. I’ll retire when I stop scoring goals.I still have that hunger to put the green jersey on and I still have that same appetite as I had when I was 18 years of age. He adds: “It’s a big occasion for myself but more so I think for my family. They’re the ones who have been talking about it all the time and are very, very excited about it whereas for me, the most important thing is playing the game tomorrow and getting a result for the team.”Trap goes with Hoolahan for Faroes qualifier but Dunne misses out (©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan)Becoming his country’s most-capped international was a distant dream when he pulled on the shirt — “about 10 times too big for me” — for his debut against the Czech Republic back in March 1998.Fifteen years on the significance of tomorrow’s cap is definitely in his thoughts but, with three vital points on the line, Keane says he hasn’t had the opportunity to savour it.I never thought for one second that I’d be sitting here saying I have the most caps for my country. It’s something in 10 years’ time that I’ll look back on and be very, very proud of.But when you’re still part of the squad and still training and looking forward to the game, it’s something that you don’t really think about too much because you’re focusing on the game so much.center_img ROBBIE KEANE HAS no intention of slowing down as he prepares to write his latest chapter in Irish football history.With his son Robert as the team mascot, Keane will overtake Shay Given as the country’s most-capped player when he leads Ireland out in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.The game, his 126th, will be another milestone in the career of Ireland’s most prolific marksman who proved he hasn’t lost his golden touch when he scored his 55th and 56th goals against Georgia last weekend.That brace moved him level with Argentinian legend Gabriel Batistuta in the all-time international scorers table.His rightful place among Ireland’s greats has long been secure and at 32, Keane has nothing left to prove. He’s as hungry as ever though and as he waved off thoughts of retirement today, he said he hopes to keep playing at the top level for another ‘five or six years’.“I’ll continue playing as long as I keep that hunger and desire to still want to win and still want to score goals,” he said.“I think people forget that I’m 32 years of age. It’s not like I’m 34 or 36. People are talking about [David] Forde being in the squad as a newcomer, he’s 33 years of age; I’m a year older than Wes Hoolahan and he’s a newcomer; John O’Shea is the same age as me.last_img read more

Greek exam open

first_imgThe Sydney Examination Centre has announced that the application process for the Examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek May 2013 has begun. Those interested can contact the Office in Sydney at hellenicedu.sydney@yahoo.com.au for more information, the application forms and to send their completed applications. The Certificate of Attainment in Greek is the only state and officially recognised certificate that certifies the knowledge of Greek as a second/foreign language at 6 levels, from A1 for children 8-12 years old to C2 for adults. Sydney Examination Centre has been organising this examination successfully the last few years and the number of candidates increases steadily every year. It is important to support this certificate as it offers a valid and professional recognition of one’s knowledge of the Greek Language, as well as empowers the teaching of Modern Greek in Australia by maintaining the connection with Greece. Applications close March 22. The Greek Education Office at the Greek Consulate in Sydney is open for information and applications on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and you can contact them on (02) 92833800. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Great Tall Tailor Always Comes to Little Boys That Suck Their Thumbs

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster This article contains spoilers for “Thin Ice,” episode three of Doctor Who season 10.Doctor Who writers have all of space and time at their fingertips. But the long-running sci-fi series does occasionally visit real-life historical events—including the Thames Frost Fairs of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.Between 1600 and 1814 (the year the Doctor and Bill visit medieval London), it wasn’t uncommon for the River Thames to freeze over for a couple of months at a time.In the face of famine and death, enterprising locals launched the Thames Frost Fairs; seven major festivals were held over those 200 years—one even featured a parading elephant.But it wasn’t just Regency Londoners skating on thin ice in Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who.The honeymoon is over for Bill, who, after watching the Doctor save his sonic screwdriver from the grip of a young street urchin being swallowed into the ice, realizes traveling with the Time Lord isn’t all rainbows and lollipops.Unnerved by watching the scene—and the Doctor’s reaction to it—the new companion confronts her mentor about his 2,000 years of sin: How many people has the Doctor seen die? How many people has he killed?Like the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, we may never know.Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts (via BBC)By the end of the hour, Bill begins to see things the Time Lord way, coming round to the Doctor’s philosophy that if he doesn’t “move on” after a death, more people will die.Perhaps it was that off-the-cuff inspirational speech he gave to baddie Lord Sutcliffe (Nicholas Burns)—the cold-blooded heir with a “pet monster that turns people into fuel,” as Bill put it—that changed her mind.Doctor: “I preferred it when you were alien.”Sutcliffe: “When I was…”Doctor: “Well, that would explain the lack of humanity. What makes you so sure your life is worth more than those people out there on the ice? Is it the money? The accident of birth that puts you inside the big, fancy house?”Sutcliffe: “I help move this country forward. I move this Empire forward.”Doctor: “Human progress isn’t measured by industry. It’s measured by the value you place on a life. An unimportant life. A life without privilege. The boy who died on the river, that boy’s value is your value. That’s what defines an age. That’s what defines a species.”Undeterred by the time-traveling alien’s moving speech, Sutcliffe waves his white privilege like a flag—some things never change—and orders the advancement of his plan for world domination.The Doctor and Bill face off against Lord Sutcliffe (via BBC)As showrunner Steven Moffat promised, season 10 of Doctor Who is a continuous buffet of details for newcomers. This episode places the spotlight on the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver: a lock-picking, laser-pointing, sound-wave-amplifying, matter-scanning, glass-shattering flashlight/microphone/lighter, which also happens to tighten and loosen screws.It’s that very multi-purpose tool that ultimately save the day and set free a lonely fish—at Bill’s command.Still finding her TARDIS legs, Miss Potts is a quick learner with an even quicker temper. Ready for a thrill, but always curious to know who, what, where, why, and when, the inquisitive companion finally feels right. She is utterly human, modern, and most importantly, relatable; she asks the questions I want to know, says the things I want to say, and goes on the adventures I want to take.There’s something fishy in Regency London (via BBC)But while Bill keeps him busy in the present, at least one of the Doctor’s hearts is stuck in the past.As the Time Lord reveals (while eating some nauseating local delicacy), this is not his first Thames Frost Fair. Savvy Whovians may have connected the dots, recalling the Doctor’s off-screen holiday with wife River Song, who he took “ice skating on the River Thames in 1814,” prior to the events of 2011 episode “A Good Man Goes to War.”Could River’s return be the second mind-blowing surprise the retiring producer has in store for his final season? (The first, obviously, is John Simm’s Master being detained in that mysterious underground vault.)Missed episode two of Doctor Who? Check out our recap of “Smile,” as well as our review of Class episode “Nightvisiting.”Also, check out the BBC’s list of six historical events attended by the Doctor and his companions (a la Forrest Gump):Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, AD 79 (Tenth Doctor & Donna Noble, “The Fires of Pompeii”)Signing the Magna Carta, 1215 (Fifth Doctor & Tegan Jovanka/Vislor Turlough,”The King’s Demons”)Great Fire of London, 1666 (Fifth Doctor & Adric/Nyssa/Tegan, “The Visitation”)The Blitz, 1940-41 (Ninth Doctor & Rose Tyler, “The Empty Child”/”The Doctor Dances”)Moon landing, 1969 (Eleventh Doctor & Amy/Rory, “Day of the Moon”)London Olympics opening ceremony, 2012 (Tenth Doctor & Rose Tyler, “Fear Her”) Stay on targetlast_img read more

Juventus to use Pjanic as bait in Pogba deal

first_imgJuventus are willing to offer Miralem Pjanic to Manchester United in order to re-sign Paul Pogba, according to Sports Mole.The Bianconeri are reportedly still desperate to bring Pogba back to the club and will offer the Bosnia international midfielder as a make weight in the deal.Pogba has had a new lease of life at Old Trafford since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager of the Red Devils, who have won each of their five games since Jose Mourinho was sacked last month.The Frenchman’s long-term future at United is far from being settled, however, with both Barcelona and Juventus being touted as potential destinations for the 25-year-old next summer.The World Cup winner won four Serie A titles with Juventus between 2012 and 2016 and recently called Turin his home.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.Reports in Italy suggests that the Italian champions are still keen on a deal to bring Pogba back to the Allianz Stadium, as they look to continue their dominance in the Serie A while trying to win the UEFA Champions League for the first time in more than 20 years.Pjanic, who has 114 appearances to his name for Juventus since joining Massimiliano Allegri’s side from Roma in 2016, is contracted to the Old Lady until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.last_img read more

San Diego lifeguards issue shark advisory along 25 miles of La Jolla

first_imgSan Diego lifeguards issue shark advisory along 2.5 miles of La Jolla coastline Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 2:45 PM Posted: May 28, 2019center_img May 28, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego lifeguards issued a shark advisory along 2 1/2 miles of coastline in La Jolla Tuesday afternoon after multiple reports of a possible shark feeding near the shore.Lifeguards issued the advisory shortly after 1 p.m. for the north side of Scripps Pier north to Bathtub Rock after several witnesses reported what they believed to be a shark about five feet in length.While a five-foot shark is not considered a significant threat, the number of witnesses and the feeding behavior prompted the advisory, according to a statement from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.“We either have two separate sightings in the same general vicinity (one shark and one sea lion), or the witnesses all saw a sea lion feeding on a fish but perceived it as a shark,” according to Monica Munoz, an SDFD spokeswoman. “We are acting out of an abundance of caution.”Lifeguards were advising people at the beach to stay out of the water. A helicopter was dispatched as a precaution, according to SDFD. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

SEC also looking into Nissan and Carlos Ghosn report says

first_img 25 Photos 0 Enlarge ImageGhosn could spend the next decade in jail if he’s found guilty. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images When Carlos Ghosn and Nissan, the company he formerly helmed, came under investigation by Japanese authorities, there was a chance that some of the allegations could lead to investigations in other parts of the world. Now, it seems, US authorities are investigating the former chairman.The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Carlos Ghosn’s pay disclosures while he was the chairman of Nissan, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. Nissan gave Roadshow largely the same statement that it gave the WSJ, saying it “received an inquiry” from the SEC and is “cooperating fully.” The automaker declined to comment further.According to the sources cited in the WSJ report, the SEC investigation is apparently at an early stage, only collecting information at this point. That leaves the door open for a larger investigation if the information doesn’t add up. In the first statement he gave following his arrest, Ghosn insisted that he was innocent of the charges laid out by Tokyo prosecutors.Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November, when he was still chairman of Nissan, over allegations of financial malfeasance — specifically, the allegation that he underreported tens of millions of dollars in compensation. Nissan also conducted an internal investigation into the matter. Eventually, Ghosn was removed as chairman of Nissan, in addition to losing his positions as CEO of Renault and chairman of Mitsubishi Motors. In his prime, Ghosn helped forge the Renault-Nissan Alliance, a deep global partnership that would eventually grow to include Mitsubishi and become one of the largest automakers in the world. He got his start with Michelin, rising from a plant manager to CEO by the age of 36. Ghosn could face up to a decade in prison if convicted, and under Japanese law, Nissan may have to pay millions of dollars in penalties, too.Update, 4:15 p.m. Eastern: Added manufacturer comment. Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Nissan Preview • 2019 Nissan Altima: More compelling than ever The Nissan Altimate AWD concept is a proper snow bunny 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Car Industry Post a comment Share your voice More about 2019 Nissan Altima Nissan Review • 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better techlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly April 21 2015

first_imgLawmakers Still Searching For Elusive Budgetary CompromiseAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauIt is Day 92 of the legislative session, and lawmakers still have not reached a compromise on the state’s budget. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez joins us from a very quiet Capitol. The Blind Spot: A System of Order Over ChaosAnne Hillman & Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThis week on APRN we’re exploring the Blind Spot – how youth who are part of and outside of the juvenile justice system are getting help for substance abuse. One option is residential treatment, such as what’s offered through the ARCH program in Eagle River. ARCH stands for Adolescent Residential Center for Help. Download Audio Investigators: Suspect Tampered With Slain Troopers’ Guns The Associated PressAlaska State Trooper investigators say the father of the man suspected of shooting two officers removed the slain officers’ handguns from their holsters and cocked them to make it appear as if his son had acted to save his life. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn. Town Hall Meetings Tackle Alaska’s Food Security Issues Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI – HomerThe Alaska Food Policy Council is wrapping up more than a year of food system research across the state. As part of the survey, the council held a series of town hall meetings from Nome to Juneau to find out how these diverse communities felt about food in their areas. Cultivating Native Values, NYO Tournament Continues Growing Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThe 45th Annual Native Youth Olympics wrapped up in Anchorage this weekend. More than 500 athletes from the furthest corners of the state were joined for the first time in decades by a foreign delegation, a team from the Yukon Territory in Canada. Raven Landing Gets Financing to Expand, Meet Growing Need for Senior HousingTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksRaven Landing Senior housing facility in Fairbanks will begin work soon on an expansion project. The Retirement Community of Fairbanks has secured a loan to help finance a $7.4 million 35-unit addition to the facility off Airport Way. The expansion is aimed at meeting a growing need for senior housing in the Interior. Snaring Death Of Denali Wolf Prompts Push For Protection Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThere’s a renewed push for greater protection of declining Denali National Park wolves.  The effort follows news that a Park wolf was discovered dead last month from a snare injury.last_img read more

First photo of Baby Sussex out Meghan Markle shows off her bundle

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry are proud parents. Reportedly the Royal couple showed off their newborn son to the world, with three sweet snaps released to commemorate the occasion. The cute tot was wrapped up as the couple spoke in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle with Prince Harry holding his two-day-old son. Baby Sussex was born on Monday, May 6 at 5.26am, weighing 7lb 3oz.Meghan Markle’s pregnancy has been shrouded in secrecy. So much so, that when the Duchess of Sussex went into labour, even senior Royals were left in the dark. Meghan Markle gave birth to the royal baby boy at around 5.26 am on May 6, with the baby weighing around 7lb 3oz. Apparently, Meghan’s hopes of a home birth were dashed off when she was taken to hospital on Sunday by Prince Harry and their Scotland Yard security team.Meghan Markle was on maternity leave and was a week overdue, when she went into labour.  Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesIt is understood that she was taken to a London hospital, most likely the Portland, where even a ‘basic’ delivery costs upwards of £15,000. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were delivered there. It is still not known if Meghan was induced but reportedly the Duchess remained there overnight.The couple seems to be over the moon. The Duke and Duchess od Sussex can be seen beaming in the picture with their newborn tucked away safely in Meghan;’s arms. And we have to say that she sure looks like a proud mama. The Duchess of Sussex had opted for a hok,e birth but when she went into labour that plan was scrapped, but she did remain true to her word when she decided not to pose for photos on hospital steps after giving birth.But the Royal couple has made up for it by posting this adorable snap. You can check out the pics here:last_img read more

Its raining noodles

first_imgThe Spice Route offers an exclusive dining experience in a stunning backdrop. As you enter the courtyard, with its beautiful appearance, the ambience will instantly transport you to Southeast Asia – a picture perfect location accompanied by gentle music.Chef Veena Arora, Chef De Cuisine, The Spice Route, The Imperial, is all set to take you on a journey of spices around Southeast Asia, with her exotic and tempting brand new menu titled ‘Noodle Symphony.’ Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe recipes from the exclusive noodle menu comes with a twist to the traditional ones conjured up by the veteran Chef. When you swoop in a mouthful of the ‘Chef’s Special’ noodles, the thin and light cellophane noodles with cherry tomatoes and scrambled eggs takes you on a mind trip to Thailand. The chef advices that one must eat noodles as soon as they are served since the taste wears off and it might become slightly soggy when cold. Chef Veena had experimented with the traditional Kieow Tieow Naam with chicken and Thai style wontons making it both healthy and tasty for her guests. She did not forget her vegetarian guests in the process, as she says, “To cater to my vegetarian guests and make the menu equally desirable to meat lovers, I have added vegan meat in all the vegetarian recipes, made with konjac and soya.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA noted advantage for vegetarians is the addition of mock meat in the noodles. “Vegan eaters often complain about the less variety in their noodles. Since it has mostly vegetables, they do not get to taste the variants in non-vegetarian noodle dishes. Therefore, to provide some more elements and give them a close taste of meat, I added mock meat. Initially, I used soya nuggets, but here in India, I do not like the smell they add to the noodles,” describes the Chef De Cuisine. One of the most outstanding dishes in the menu is Sen Krob – wok fried crispy noodle with vegetables in Thai light soya sauce. The ideal crisps blend in well with the vegetables and give you the much desired flavourful crunch in every bite making you crave for more. Another mention worthy meal is Kieow Tieow Kheow Waan – Thai rice noodles wok fried with green curry paste and bamboo shoots. The cooked-to-perfection broad noodle topped with crispy basil is an appetizing meal in itself.To wrap up your well enjoyed Southeast Asian meal, try out some vegan coconut ice cream garnished with roasted peanuts – another twist to ice cream consumption by Chef Veena! If you are not so fond of coconut, have the vegan chocolate ice cream with the peanuts – it tastes like heaven.Upon completion of your meal take a leisurely walk down the garden while contemplating about the delicacies and the spice party down in your tummy. Drop in for a meal with friends and family soon, to try out these enriching flavours of Thailand for an ultimate indulgence.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London will reopen its doors on 4 December 2018, welcoming guests into all its public areas, restaurants and event spaces. The landmark property will also unveil the renovated and enlarged Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London, ahead of a full opening of its rooms and suites in Spring 2019.The luxury hotel completed the most extensive renovation in the property’s 115-year history in June 2018, however a fire a week after its reopening has seen the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London temporarily closed.International designer, Joyce Wang transformed the Lobby Lounge and Reception area, using contemporary materials juxtaposed with more traditional finishes to blend seamlessly with The Rosebery’s nature-inspired decor. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a centrepiece glass chandelier in the shape of a closed flower bud, which is further complemented by an open flower blossom chandelier suspended over the lounge area, where a vibrancy of colour in upholstery and wall coverings animates the space. The reception artwork by Fredrikson Stallard is an abstraction of the textured and layered bark of the Plane Tree, the signature tree of Hyde Park.The RestaurantsBar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental Hyde ParkTwo Michelin-starred restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and Bar Boulud, London will open for lunch and dinner service from 4 December. Bar Boulud, London will relaunch with English-born executive chef John Barber, who played a crucial role in opening the restaurant in 2010. His menu will feature dishes with a British contemporary twist on French classics. A Christmas and New Year menu will also be available for those wishing to celebrate the season at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.Dinner by Heston Bluementhal, Mandarin Oriental Hyde ParkAward-winning Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will reopen with Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts at the helm, showcasing a new selection of dishes. The restaurant’s iconic meat fruit will make a comeback, featuring a festive twist with a plum jelly rather than the traditional mandarin jelly.The Rosebery, Manadarin Oriental Hyde ParkThe Rosebery will unveil its festive afternoon tea and welcome this year’s Harrods Christmas Bear, Oliver, for all young Fans of Mandarin Oriental to enjoy this holiday season. Executive Pastry Chef Paul Thieblemont and his talented team have created homemade sweet treats such as Honey Tree Madeleines and Santa’s Lollipop for the occasion.The SpaNew York designer Adam D. Tihany has overseen the redesign of the next-generation Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London. In keeping with the fresh new look, the extensive spa menu has also been enhanced to include exclusive partnerships with some of the most sought-after health and wellness experts in the world. The new spa features 13 individual treatments rooms, an Oriental Suite with two massage beds and a Rasul water temple, a room designed for traditional Chinese Medicine consultations and treatments, a Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio and two additional beauty rooms providing a series of results-driven express treatments.Spa at Mandarin Oriental, LondonEvent spacesThe Loggia, The Ballroom, The Asquith and The Balfour will provide guests with some of London’s best settings for social events and meetings. Joyce Wang has carefully restored original decor and furnishings to blend with the latest technology. All event spaces offer a rare sense of period elegance. The Loggia features the unique Royal Entrance opening directly onto Hyde Park, alongside a classical airy interior, which is perfect for both smaller meetings and private events. The Ballroom has its own terrace, a sprung dancefloor, 24-carat gilding and floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views over Hyde Park. Connecting to The Loggia, it provides the ideal setting for weddings, social and corporate events alike. The Mandarin Terrace is available for exclusive hire with The Ballroom. With country garden-like surroundings, the terrace provides a tranquil, outdoor space with views over Hyde Park.The Carlyle Room, adjacent to The Ballroom, along with The Asquith and Balfour rooms offer secluded spaces for conferences and private functions, incorporating a sense of tradition, calm and comfort.Imperial Suite, Bedroom – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, LondonIn spring 2019 the hotel will reopen in its entirety, unveiling all new guest rooms and suites, including two expansive penthouse suites.More at mandarinoriental.com/london/Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Result seen as a sign of support for a Cyprus solution

first_imgVotes for incumbent President Nicos Anastasiades and Akel-backed Stavros Malas, and the rejection of Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos, are being widely seen as majority Greek Cypriot support for a Cyprus settlement following the first round of voting in the presidential elections.Tweets out of the north on Sunday immediately after the vote count was in clearly indicated that Turkish Cypriots were happy with the fact that the pro-solution candidates were going through to the next round.Many pro-solution Greek Cypriots have become disillusioned with Anastasiades after the collapse of the talks at Crans-Montana in Switzerland last July and this was reflected in the vote with only a five-point gap between the two main contenders. Malas and Akel are seen as even more in favour of rapprochement and have criticised Anastasiades for the demise of the talks.The left-wing candidate made a point of reaching out to Turkish Cypriots during his post-election speech on Sunday night saying: “It doesn’t just require political strength but public participation. Cyprus deserves something much better.”Akel leader Andros Kyprianou said on Monday said his party has followed a clear line on the Cyprus issue for years “and we follow it consistently”.“I think we have an attitude which I would say is accepted by a large portion of the people of Cyprus,” he added. “Now is the time to show how consistent we are when it comes to this goal and how reliable we are.”The bi-communal group Unite Cyprus Now also issued a statement of support to the two candidates. “We are reassured that two-thirds of voters on Sunday chose candidates who openly support a federal settlement for our island,” the group said, adding that they stood ready to assist the winning candidate “to ensure broad support among all Cypriots to unite our island”.“Global and regional developments make a settlement of the Cyprus problem more urgent than ever before. Let us not hold our future hostage to our past. Our children deserve a better future,” it added.The widely held view that the choices were positive for a Cyprus settlement were reflected in the Turkish Cypriot press on Monday.Daily Kibris newspaper drew attention to the fact that “the candidate of the rejectionist front” Nicolas Papadopoulos, who drew attention with his “fanatic and racist statements”, had received only 25 per cent of the vote.Afrika said Greek Cypriots had not permitted the “chauvinists” to pass to the second round. The paper also argued that Anastasiades did not receive the number of votes he was expecting “and thus his election in the second round is not guaranteed”.Yeni Duzen ran its report under the headline: “The federal Cyprus front exceeded 65 per cent in the elections”.“The trend is for a solution,” analyst Christoforos Christoforou was quoted by CNA as saying. “But we cannot predict that this will mean that a final agreement will actually be achieved.”One of the key factors that could damage both candidates when it comes to pro-solution voters would be seeking a partnership with the hard-line election losers, which in this case is every other political party that participated in the election. You May LikeThrone: Free Online GamesIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must!Throne: Free Online GamesUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Shell considers pumping Cypriot Israeli gas to Egypt Bloomberg reports

first_imgRoyal Dutch Shell Plc said it is considering buying natural gas from Israel’s Leviathan field and market it together with gas from Aphrodite, turning the eastern Mediterranean into a major gas producing hub that would include production in Egypt, Bloomberg News reported on Monday without citing its source.The output from Leviathan and Aphrodite would then be pumped to liquefaction plants in Egypt while some Cypriot gas could also be sold locally, Bloomberg reported.Talks on diverting some of Aphrodite’s gas to the island, it said, are at an early stage.The Houston-based Noble Energy Inc., which almost six years ago announced the Aphrodite discovery, and its Israeli Delek Drilling LP, Noble’s partner in both Cyprus and Israel, are estimated to need up to $3.8bn (€3.2bn) to develop the required shipment infrastructure, Bloomberg reported. Upgrading the capacity to deal with Shell could further increase the amount. Shell’s involvement in Aphrodite resulted following the acquisition of British Gas (BG).Cyprus has unsuccessfully attempted several times over the past 7 years to allow its state-owned power producing company Electricity Authority of Cyprus switch to natural gas. Last month, a consortium of France’s energy company Total and Italy’s Eni started exploratory drilling in block 11 of Cyprus’s EEZ, close to the spot in Egypt’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) where the Italian firm made a mammoth discovery in 2015.Following the latest failure early last year, the state-owned natural gas company Defa, announced a new tender less than a year ago.The inclusion of Egypt’s Zohr, the 30 trillion cubic feet (tcf) gas discovery in the Arab nation’s EEZ, which dwarves Aphrodite’s 4.5 tcf and is roughly double the size of Leviathan, expected to start production in two years, could create a gas production centre at Europe’s doorstep, in an area of geopolitical tensions, Bloomberg reported.Noble remains in talks to pump production to Egypt for both domestic consumption and re-export via its liquefaction plants, which could accommodate production from both Leviathan and Aphrodite, Bloomberg reported citing a Noble Energy spokeswoman.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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