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Stars To Perform At Boston Strong An Evening Of Support And Celebration

first_imgTD Garden and Live Nation are proud to announce ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ to be held at the TD Garden on Thursday, May 30, 2013.Net ticket proceeds of this historic concert will benefit The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15.‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ will feature (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids On The Block, James Taylor, and Steven Wright. Additional artists will be announced.“Live Nation and TD Garden have hosted thousands of concerts over the years, but none with such a sense of purpose as Boston Strong: A Concert of Support and Celebration,” said Don Law, president of Live Nation New England. “Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done. We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.”“Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families,” said Donnie Wahlberg, New Kids on the Block. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and… I can’t wait,” said James Taylor.“The TD Garden, in partnership with Live Nation, is proud to host to this historic event and raise significant funding and awareness for The One Fund Boston,” said Amy Latimer, TD Garden President. “This is an important community gathering to celebrate the amazing spirit of this city, Boston Strong.”Tickets are priced from $35 to $285. Prices include all fees and service charges. Information on special sponsor tickets which will include commemorative items, reserved parking, and other items will be available on and will go on sale Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM. Fans can purchase tickets at, or by calling 800-745-3000 or at TD Garden Box Office. In an effort to make sure all net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The One Fund, all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster’s paperless ticket delivery. Fans must have the credit card used to make the purchase and a valid, government-issued ID to gain entry. For more information on paperless ticketing, visit more information on The One Fund Boston or to donate, visit For more information on ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’, please visit Newswirelast_img read more

CRTC weighs impact on revised wireless code following Rogers request for delay

first_imgTORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.“Staff considers that a timely determination of the substantive issues raised in the application will assist with consumers’ ability to make informed decisions about their wireless services, a key objective of the wireless code,” Nanao Kachi, the CRTC’s director for social and consumer policy, wrote in a Nov. 10 letter to Rogers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has also given the other wireless carriers to Friday to comment — opening the door to other requests from Rogers Communication’s intensely competitive rivals.The CRTC had given the industry until Dec. 1 to make a number of changes to how they do business with consumers.Among other things, the regulator announced in June that only the wireless account holder,not the device holder, on family or shared plans can consent to overage and roaming charges, unless others on the plan are expressly authorized to approve the costs.The revised wireless code, which originally went into effect in 2013, would tie data caps for shared plans to single accounts, no matter how many devices are listed.It also calls for the elimination of the carriers’ ability to charge customers for unlocking their devices, so they can work an a competitor’s network.An emailed statement from Rogers on Tuesday said it will have “the vast majority” of required changes in place by Dec. 1, including elimination of its unlocking fees.But the company added, “There are a few areas where we need some more time to put in place the technical and billing system changes, and the customer impact is very low.”Meanwhile, the CRTC has asked other carriers to say whether they think Rogers should be required to notify all of its affected retail mobile wireless voice and data customers of the specific delays.The CRTC also asks if Rogers should advise its customers how they’ll be credited for amounts charged in excess of the revised code’s caps until it fully implements the changes.A statement from Telus Corp. (TSX:T) on Tuesday didn’t address the billing issue but said that all devices it launched this fall have been unlocked and “we are beginning to sell many of our existing Apple and Android devices unlocked.”BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada (TSX:BCE), Quebecor’s Videotron (TSX:QBR.B) and Shaw’s Freedom Mobile (TSX:SJR.B) hadn’t commented on their positions by late Tuesday.last_img read more

Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company

first_imgVANCOUVER – Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company’s houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing.Marine Harvest says the court also ordered them not to board or interfere with any of Marine Harvest’s salmon farms operating in the area.It says the order is pending a June 25 hearing of an application by Marine Harvest for a broader injunction order.Court documents filed by Ernest Alfred and Karissa Glendale, who are named as defendants, say they and many others from the ‘Namgis First Nation and surrounding First Nations are opposed to open-net fish farms in ocean waters in their traditional territories.They say they are legitimately concerned about the impacts the farms have on local fish and sea life.They say that as local Indigenous people in an area subject to ongoing Aboriginal title litigation, they have the right and responsibility to peacefully witness and observe fish farms and that an injunction sought by the company limiting them from within 20 metres of its fish farms is “overbroad.”Alfred called the injunction a “small setback” for the occupation, which has been ongoing for 268 days, and said he would respect the law.“I believe that fish farms will be a stain on our people’s history, and that when we look back at this time, we will celebrate our efforts and we will remind our children and our grandchildren about the time we just about lost our salmon,” Alfred said in an interview.“I firmly believe that the moment we remove these pens, we relieve the salmon of one their biggest threats.”Marine Harvest was previously granted an injunction against protesters who were occupying its Midsummer Island salmon farm in December 2017.Court records say the conditions of adjournment in the current case would be “similar” to those ordered in December 2017.It says if persons re-occupy any of the sites in the undertaking, the company may reset an application in relation to that activity on 48 hours’ notice.In a statement, Marine Harvest spokesman Jeremy Dunn says the occupiers are interfering with the company’s “legitimate activities.”“Meaningful dialogue with First Nations in the Broughton Archipelago, where we have been operating salmon farms for 30 years, remains a priority for Marine Harvest. Unfortunately, our efforts to date have not been successful, but we remain hopeful,” Dunn said in a statement.last_img read more

Security Council extends Annans authority over Iraqi aid programme

The 15-member body voted unanimously to extend until 3 June an amended version of the Oil-for-Food programme, under which Iraq was allowed to use a portion of its oil revenues to buy food and other relief supplies.The programme was temporarily halted on 17 March after the withdrawal of all UN staff from Iraq on the eve of hostilities. The Security Council adopted a new resolution on 28 March giving Secretary-General Kofi Annan more authority to administer the operation for 45 days, until 12 May, including prioritizing deliveries and finding new entry ports to speed their shipment.Seeking the extension, Benon Sevan, Executive Director of the UN Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP), which oversees the Oil-for-Food programme, told the Council on Tuesday that 11 of those 45 days were lost while procedures were being approved, resulting in a limited number of contracts so far be processed – $454.6 million-worth out of a pipeline of some $10 billion.He said the extension would not only recover the 11 lost days but also offer an opportunity to utilize additional supplies available in the pipeline. Such a technical rollover coincides with the end of the mandate of the current phase of the original Oil-for-Food programme. read more

Takeaway bosses jailed for death of teenage nut allergy sufferer

She accepted that the defendants – both fathers – had expressed genuine remorse and that neither meant to kill the teenager.She told them: “Neither of you actually foresaw the death of anyone. It never occurred to you that you would be responsible for the death of a young girl. Quite simply, you never gave the risk of a customer dying because of an allergy a moment’s thought.”You must now live with the guilt of what you have done and the suffering you have caused Megan’s family and to your own families. All of this is a tragedy that could so easily have been avoided had you exercised the proper care to be expected of those who serve food to the public.” “Those who fail to heed the warnings and who continue to flout food safety regulations may find the courts taking a harsher view in the future.”The teenager and her friend ordered online via the Just Eat website two days earlier and wrote “prawns, nuts” in the comments and notes section. Megan Lee Megan LeeCredit:PA However the delivered meal, which included an onion bhaji, a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan, was later found to have the “widespread presence” of peanut protein.Last month a jury at Manchester Crown Court found takeaway owner Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and manager Harun Rashid, 38, guilty of unlawfully killing Megan, from Oswaldtwistle, by reason of gross negligence.The two-week trial heard there was a “litany of failings” in the kitchen, including poor hygiene and no records of ingredients kept.Five days after Megan’s death on January 1 2017 the restaurant was immediately closed down following an inspection by Trading Standards and environmental hygiene officers.Sentencing the pair, Mrs Justice Yip told them Megan was responsible enough to highlight her allergies when placing the order but “sadly the same responsibility was not at your end”.She said: “The Royal Spice had no systems or processes to manage allergen control. The menu contained no information about allergens. No record was kept of the ingredients used in dishes. Mrs Justice Yip said Megan’s parents Adam and Gemma had shown “dignity and courage” throughout the court process.She said: “They do not seek retribution but want their story to serve as a warning to others in the food industry so that other families will not be forced to experience the indescribable loss that they have suffered.”She (Megan) had made her family proud throughout her short life and would have continued to do so. She had everything to live for. No sentence I impose can begin to reflect the loss of Megan’s life.” Two takeaway bosses have been jailed over the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal.Nut allergy sufferer Megan Lee died from an asthma attack after she ate food from the Royal Spice takeaway in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.Sentencing takeaway owner Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and manager Harun Rashid, 38, Mrs Justice Yip warned those who flouted food hygiene laws could face harsher punishments.She told them Megan was responsible enough to highlight her allergies when placing the order but “sadly the same responsibility was not at your end”.The judge said: “The Royal Spice had no systems or processes to manage allergen control. The menu contained no information about allergens. No record was kept of the ingredients used in dishes.”In short, it appears that no one at the takeaway had any way of knowing what allergens were in the food supplied.”The judge said: “It is hoped that the message is heard that those who fail to take proper care in the supply of food to the public will face significant custodial sentences if a death results.”Like Mr and Mrs Lee, I hope that this tragic case adds to the growing awareness in the food industry of what can happen if allergies are not taken seriously. “In short, it appears that no one at the takeaway had any way of knowing what allergens were in the food supplied.”Rashid, of Rudd Street, Haslingden, who had claimed he was merely a delivery driver at the restaurant at the time, was also found guilty of failing to discharge a general duty of employers, contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act, and another count of failing to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures in contravention of European Union food safety regulations.On Wednesday, he received a three-year term.Kuddus, of Belper Street, Blackburn, admitted those charges on behalf of himself and on behalf of Royal Spice Takeaway Ltd, trading as Royal Spice Takeaway, and was given two years. 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. The Royal Spice, which has since been taken over by new owners The Royal Spice, which has since been taken over by new ownersCredit:Chris Neill/Maverick Photography read more

They make you feel good they make you want to touch them

first_imgJAMES REILLY HAS has pledged to continue his war on tobacco as he praised the success of the ban on smoking in workplaces which is ten years old this week.The 10th anniversary of the smoking ban falls this Saturday, 29 March and the Health Minister has insisted that he will seek to bring in plain packaging despite strong opposition from cigarette companies.He described current packaging as “the last billboard they have”, adding: “They make you feel good, they make you want to touch them, they look nice.”The minister said that he wanted to see a euro added to the price of cigarettes every year for the next five years and though this is likely to face opposition at Cabinet level because of the impact on tax revenue and smuggling concerns he said he will continue to push for it.“I want to see less people smoking and I want to see less cigarettes sold,” he said, saying that the challenge was to wean people people off the cigarettes and wean government off the income.“I haven’t lost it, I just haven’t won it yet,” he said of his battle to do this.On e-cigarettes, Reilly expressed concerns that while they may have a value he would not see them as a lifestyle choice “as they are currently being marketed”.He said he was concerned about that the amount of nicotine in some e-cigarettes could be up to 60 times what’s in a low tar cigarette and said they should not be used “to normalise smoking”.“I would not deprive people of any device that would help them kick the addiction…. but I would not allow them to sold as a lifestyle choice,” he said.Reilly also said that the smoking ban had been a success and commended the former health minister and current Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin for implementing it in 2004.Read: Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant womenRead: 3,726 lives saved by introducing the smoking ban in 2004last_img read more

Google acquires Gco for URL shortening its own services

first_imgGoogle has joined the growing list of online services that are registering very short .co domains to use as short URLs. Others you may already know about include Twitter and Amazon which have,,, and respectively. Google has predictably chosen for itself, but isn’t revealing how much it paid for the super short domain.The advantage to owning such a URL is all down to how short you can make your service links. Also, it allows a company to guarantee the security of a link as only they will be able to use that URL. So any short URL beginning will only ever lead to a Google-owned web page. The search giant has already confirmed this domain will never be opened up to allow anyone else to shorten their URLs.Google also doesn’t want us to forget about that other short URL they started using in 2009: It will continue to be used and allow anyone to create a short URL. It seems Google just wanted to go even shorter and use something a bit more personal just for its own services.Google hasn’t made it clear yet exactly how it intends to format the new short URL for its different services, but it may just hide the destination completely. For example, this YouTube link: just become: some identification may remain such as: the final decision on the rules governing its use on a per service basis, the only important thing for end users to know is this won’t be a short URL that leads to a malware trap like those that can appear on other public short URL services, or even the fake ones setup specifically to help spread spam.Read more at The Official Google Blog, via TechCrunchlast_img read more

Virgin Mobile prépare sa box et une offre quadruple play

first_imgVirgin Mobile prépare sa box et une offre quadruple playVirgin veut se faire une place plus importante sur le marché. Pour cela, l’opérateur virtuel prévoit de lancer sa box et une offre quadruple play. Virgin Mobile est très actif en ce moment. Après avoir cassé le prix de l’iPhone 4, l’opérateur virtuel veut s’affirmer sur le marché. Pour cela, il proposera à la rentrée sa box et une offre quadruple play. La Tribune affirme même que les clients pourront s’abonner dès le premier septembre. Cette initiative permet de concurrencer les entreprises déjà en place comme Orange, SFR et Bouygues mais aussi Free : “Nous pensons qu’il existe un espace économique supérieur aujourd’hui. Le prix standard de 29,90 euros est mis en morceau avec le relèvement de la TVA, ce qui donne une plus grande marge de manœuvre à un outsider tel que Virgin”, explique Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, PDG de Virgin Mobile. Le MVNO a plusieurs cartes en main et reste pour le moment mystérieux quant au choix du réseau qu’il empruntera parmi les opérateurs. Par ailleurs, le projet de Télévision Mobile Personnelle a été arrêté suite à la suppression de la TVA à taux réduit. Le 5 janvier 2011 à 13:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ojus Elementary celebrates 100th anniversary

first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Northeast Miami-Dade elementary school is celebrating its 100th anniversary.Ojus Elementary celebrated its centennial with a special drama skit showing Ojus throughout the years.Students also had a chance to listen to a violin solo.Each grade level then submitted a small item to be placed in a time capsule that was buried in the school yard.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

North Slope Oil Workers Faced With Layoffs Offered New Employment

first_imgIn a release on Wednesday, Anchorage-based Northern Energy Services announced it has offered jobs to all 92 employees that were affected by the recent layoffs by ASRC Energy Services. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享North Slope oil workers that were facing layoffs last week have all been offered jobs from a new contractor for three North Slope fields. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-north-slope-employees.mp3VmJennifer-on-north-slope-employees.mp300:00RPd ASRC notified state officials last week it would be laying off workers from December 18 until December 31, because the operator of the fields, Hilcorp, had engaged a new contractor.center_img The oilfields affected are Endicott, Milne Point, and Northstar. Hilcorp told officials with the State Labor Department that it was making the switch to reduce contract costs.last_img read more

GCI Awards Suicide Prevention Grant To KPBSD

first_imgWith support from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant, KPBSD launched an initiative to raise student awareness about suicide prevention strategies through “Sources of Strength,” the nationally-recognized youth suicide prevention program. Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Communications Liaison Pegge Erkeneff “My son died eleven years ago, when he was 16 years old, very unexpectedly by suicide.” GCI and Alaska Community Foundation partnered to create the GCI Suicide Prevention Fund. The program awarded nine community organizations in Alaska working to combat suicide. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享GCI communications has awarded the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District a grant to assist with suicide prevention.center_img “Sources of Strength” is designed to build protective influences among youth. Activities within the program aim to reduce the acceptability of suicide as a response to distress, increase the acceptability of seeking help, improve communication between youth and adults and develop healthy coping attitudes among youth. Erkeneff describes the impact of that tragic event in a newly released video, designed to communicate to the community how the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has bolstered their Sources of Strength (SOS) suicide prevention efforts with assistance from the GCI Suicide Prevention Grant.last_img read more

Closing the Gap How Magazine Media is Solving for Print Losses

first_img The numbers indicated that readers took the advice that writers gave concerning what’s in style, what’s worth buying, and what they can ignore. Cho wanted to see if her team could better monetize this trust. That’s when the company decided to take its long-running magazine section, The Strategist, and turn it into a website of the same name that provides reviews—and affiliate links mixed within—for a variety of products that its writers enjoy. Article topics range from the best bed sheets, to the best gifts for a one-year old. Alexis Swerdloff runs the editorial side of the project, and she has a full-time staff that includes a senior editor, three staff writers and a number of freelancers. They work in tandem with Cho and her team on the business side. The site only offers suggestions to products that “the editors or writers stand behind,” adds Cho. We take a look at three different initiatives that may not replace the advertising losses, but provide a new way of viewing the potential still inherent within media brands. The Recommendation Business It’s now the fastest growing division within the Atlantic Media portfolio, doubling its staff to 40 since 2014. Last year, AMS revenue jumped 29% and that’s expected to improve to 32% this year. Out of the disruption came AMS, which provides advertisers with audits of their current digital efforts, offers support for ongoing digital projects or develops and runs entire content-focused campaigns. One of its largest clients, the insurer Allstate, came to AMS looking for ways to promote community renewal and innovation. This turned into a multi-pronged campaign, including the development of, which includes at least three new pieces of original content each week, and the creation and management of a number of social channels. But these efforts can bleed into other parts of Atlantic Media’s portfolio of businesses, like pieces of original journalism, sponsored by Allstate, and the creation of a rewards program for innovative non-profits, to which Allstate provided $20,000 in grants for each winner. “AMS is the hub that ties it together,” says Bob Cohn, president of The Atlantic. The Advice Business In 2012, The Atlantic wanted a way to capitalize on its knowledge adapting to the digital world. Plus, it worried that clients would take native advertising development in-house. “We were concerned for the long-term viability of the digital native ad market,” says Michael Finnegan, president of Atlantic Media. So he thought, “why don’t we build the disruption ourselves?” They began by testing out affiliate links on e-commerce articles developed by her team. They posted them, primarily on The Cut, the site’s fashion and politics page geared towards women, to determine what made readers click. Did more readers want shoes? Were they interested in sunwear? Did they buy more often from Amazon, Macy’s or Nordstrom’s websites? The Strategist launched in October, and e-commerce affiliate revenue has grown 20 to 40% per month since, in part because it was starting at a very low level. But it has encouraged offshoot opportunities, like a pop-up shop, which debuted at the Vulture Festival in May. “After a period of five months we blew through the KPIs,” says Cho. “We were able to prove a real viable business here.” Like most organizations, Atlantic Media has seen a dramatic flip in its revenue. A decade ago, print accounted for 80% of sales, but it’s now about 15%. While digital advertising makes up a large portion of the new normal, a digital agency, Atlantic Media Strategies (AMS) has become an ever-growing presence. Last year, New York Media’s executive Director of Business Development and Strategy, Camilla Cho, decided to take a closer look at the management of affiliate links. The parent of New York Magazine had a few partners that provided its sites revenue for when readers clicked to the partners’ website, but it contributed only a tiny portion of the business. Cho, however, noticed that engagement rates were “very healthy.” “We’ve always been in the recommendation business,” says Cho, now more so than ever. Southern Living, for instance, has an exclusive line of products in Dillard’s department stores. Products range from bed spreads, to rugs to kitchenware, and has become one of the store’s top-selling home collections, according to Bruce Gersh, Time Inc.’s SVP of strategy and business development. The number of products sold in the store has increased by 110 since 2015. The Licensing Business But, it’s also true that some companies, like New York Media and Atlantic Media, have long looked past the traditional advertising spigot, to find more reliable resources of growth. This has created some innovative strategies, where organizations have sought to use their knowledge and prestige to test new revenue streams. Time Inc. has struggled adapting to the modern media landscape. In June, it announced another round of layoffs that impacted 300 staffers. This came shortly after its decision not to sell the company and after posting a first-quarter print advertising loss of 21%. But one area that’s showing promise for Time Inc. (my previous employer and a company I still write for at times) is in licensing its brand names to retail outlets. Although originally launched over a decade ago, the licensing unit has become an increasingly important focus of Time Inc. over the past two years, expanding programs for Real Simple, People, Food & Wine and others. Among all the changes magazine media faces—consolidation, layoffs, digital—the one consistent trend is the decline of print advertising. Moody’s estimates that print ads will continue to fall 10% through mid-2018, providing little hope for a turnaround in the traditional revenue stream that media companies used to rely on.last_img read more

What Brienne really wrote on Game of Thrones Jaime hit it and

first_img Seriously all I thought Brienne was opening that book to write her own entry and when instead she smiled and added to Jaime’s, I died, resurrected myself and decided to start my own country of all women, join me— Amber Sparks (@ambernoelle) May 20, 2019 0 6:42 Thought they were letting Brienne *literally* write her own story of becoming a knight, but nope. She glorifies..Jamie. #GOT— Paperbag Princiss (@paperbagprnsiss) May 20, 2019 The GoT finale Very touching moment— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) May 20, 2019 Some of the write-ins had Brienne letting the world know what a catch she is: “And also Ser Jaime died while telling Cersei that he was in love with Brienne who was super hot the end.” Ser Brienne of Tarth making sure Ser Jaime’s story gets told. And maybe slipping in a few details about what a catch she is. Helen Sloane/HBO Warning: This post doth contain spoilers from the finale. In the final episode of Game of Thrones, Ser Brienne of Tarth dips a feather quill and ink and sits down to record Ser Jaime Lannister’s legacy in the Book of Brothers. The volume she adds to already has the basics. Jaime was knighted and named to the Kingsguard at age 16. After killing King Aerys Targaryen, he became known as The Kingslayer. Yada yada.But Brienne wants to make sure history doesn’t forget her love’s bravest moments. In a touching scene, she adds a number of facts to the Westeros version of Wikipedia: Jaime took Riverrun from the Tully rebels without loss of life; sacrificed his childhood home in service of a greater battle strategy; and lost a hand while trying to get the two of them released as prisoners. “Also note….Ser Jamie hit it and quit it with Ser Brienne of Tarth”#GOT— Emily (@MLEkaup) May 20, 2019 Another viewer imagined Brienne as a sort of medieval Carrie Bradshaw, musing out loud in true Sex and the City style: “I couldn’t help but wonder… by writing him even further into the historical record, was i accidentally writing *myself* OUT?” ‘i couldn’t help but wonder… by writing him even further into the historical record, was i accidentally writing *myself* OUT?’— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) May 20, 2019 And some wished she’d just forgotten about Jaime altogether and written about her own formidable achievements. “Thought they were letting Brienne literally write her own story of becoming a knight, but nope,” one wrote. “She glorifies … Jaime.” Share your voice “Brienne was so good in bed that he went crazy and went to die with his sister. Yeah. that’s what happened.”— Zito (@_Zeets) May 20, 2019 Game of Thrones season 8 finale: Our watch has ended 6:42 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: “And also Ser Jaime died while telling Cersei that he was in love with Brienne who was super hot the end”— Dylan Goforth (@DGoforth918) May 20, 2019 187 Photos Tags See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) May 20, 2019 Season 8 episode 6 recap: Game over Where did every character end up? Who won the game? It’s complicated Originally published May 19. Others suggested Brienne just had a few random thoughts she needed to get on paper.  Now playing: Watch this: Game of Thrones season 8 finale: Our watch has ended But is that all she wrote? Twitter, naturally, has some amusing ideas about what other notes Brienne might have jotted about the guy who loved her and left her.”Total fuckboi,” one user penciled in under a passage about his heroic deeds in battle. Wrote another: “Also note … Ser Jaime hit it and quit it with Ser Brienne of Tarth.” TV and Movies Game of Thrones HBOlast_img read more

Rapper Soulja Boy arrested for alleged probation violation

first_imgRapper Soulja Boy has been arrested for violating probation. He will be held behind bars without being granted bail.As per a report on TMZ, the 28-year-old rapper appeared in front of a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom, who ruled that he had violated his probation with respect to the ammunition charges. The ‘Crank That’ rapper’s home was raided back in February to investigate a claim that suggested that he had kidnapped and assaulted his then-girlfriend. The police did find weapons and ammunition in his house which led to a judgement stating that he is supposed to complete community service.Another report on The Blast states that the judge on Thursday, further added that he violated his probation and allegedly tried to fabricate evidence that would prove that he completed the mandatory community service that he was previously sentenced. Soulja was arrested back in March for violating parole that stemmed from the ammunition raid. However, he was released shortly as a date for the next hearing was set. He is currently being held without bail and will remain behind the bars until the next hearing takes place. The Blast reports that the date for the next hearing has been scheduled for April 30. Soulja Boy’s Instagram postInstagramOriginally, Soulja’s probation case comes from his 2014 arrest where he was caught carrying a loaded gun in public. The same was reported on USA Today which further stated how his probation was extended in 2016 when he allegedly violated it after being found in possession of yet another weapon. So far Soulja or his representative have not responded to the probation violation. The last Instagram post by him was 12 hours ago where he shared a single to support Hammon Time. He further captioned the picture as “Lil bro @hammontime just dropped his debut single! Go fuck with it.” Soulja Boy’s last post before being arrestedInstagramSoulja Boy has been involved in a lot of controversies starting from allegedly kidnapping one of his exes to violating parole and probation. He has had quite a notorious past and continues to do the same even now. Well, he will be in the lock-up until April 30 so no more notoriety until then is all we can assume.last_img read more

Emirates not happy with RollsRoyces A380 engines Report

first_imgMiddle East carrier Emirates, is not happy with the shortcomings in Rolls-Royce engines, which it had ordered to power 50 the Airbus group’s A380 super jumbos. The airline’s president, Tim Clark has given feedback on the Trent 900 power planes, which indicate that a technical issue needs to be solved before the delivery of the first plane next month.”We have a new engine coming on and there are some issues with that at the moment,” Clark was quoted as saying by Bloomberg. “We want the engines as promised in the contract,” Clark said. He is hopeful that the airline will still go ahead and take delivery of the first Rolls-Royce powered aircraft on December 2 as per the plan.However, at present, talks with the manufacturer and Emirates is still underway to resolve the problems or whether Rolls-Royce should compensate the Dubai-based carrier. On its part, Rolls-Royce has told the publication that it is “working with Emirates and Airbus to meet the planned entry into service of the Trent-powered A370 within the Emirates fleet.”Additionally Clarke said postponing the date of delivering the planes is not possible because by doing so, the entire supply chain would get affected. The Middle East carrier will take the consignment of 25 Rolls-Royce until 2019 and 25 more from 2021 onwards. Later during the month, Emirates will take delivery of its 85th A380. The carrier operates 250 aircrafts in total with all of them being either super jumbos or Boeing 777s.last_img read more

Mummified Mice Found in Colorful 2000yearold Egyptian Tomb

first_imgMummified humans are a familiar discovery in Egypt, and recently come to light are mummified cats, dogs, and falcons. But mice? Yes, dozens of preserved mice were among the artifacts found in a decorated tomb unearthed in 2019 near the Egyptian town of Sohag. The mice and some other animals surrounded two mummified human bodies. The burial chamber contains paintings of funeral processions and people working in the fields.Experts say the tomb is over 2,000 years old, in the Ptolemaic period, and is the resting place of a senior official called Tutu and his wife. It was discovered in October when smugglers were arrested for illegally digging for artifacts.Sphinx, Tutu“It’s one of the most exciting discoveries ever in the area,” said Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of Egypt’s supreme council of antiquities, said to the media. It was a “beautiful, colorful tomb.”“It shows images of the owner of the burial room, Tutu, giving and receiving gifts before different gods and goddesses,” Waziri said. “We see the same thing for his wife, Ta-Shirit-Iziz, with the difference that [we see] verses from a book, the book of the afterlife.”Two mummies, a woman aged between 35 and 50 and a boy aged around 12, were on display outside the shallow burial chamber, along with more than 50 mummified mice, cats, and falcons. Check out the video below:Among the other treasures found inside the tomb were fragments of painted, decorative faces. The government described Sohag as “one of the most historically rich cities in Egypt.” It  is in a desert area near the Nile about 240 miles south of Cairo. Mr. Waziri said two mummies — a woman, age 35 to 50, and a boy, age 12 to 14 — were on display outside the shallow burial chamber. The 50 mummified animals recovered from the tomb included mice and falcons.Mummified cat, ancient Egypt, 2000-100 BCE. Science Museum, London, Wellcome Images / CC BY 4.0“The tomb is made up of a central lobby, and a burial room with two stone coffins,” Waziri said. “The lobby is divided in two. It shows images of the owner of the burial room, Tutu, giving and receiving gifts before different gods and goddesses.” Ptolemaic rule spanned about three centuries until the Roman conquest in 30 B.C. Archaeologists have made other interesting and significant discoveries in the last six months.This picture taken on December 15, 2018 shows a general view of a newly-discovered tomb belonging to the high priest ‘Wahtye’ who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare (between 2500-2300 BC), at the Saqqara necropolis, 30 kilometres south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP/Getty Images)In December 2018 they found the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years, decorated with hieroglyphics. The tomb was found buried in a ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted.“The color is almost intact even though the tomb is almost 4,400 years old,” Waziri said.The high priest “Wahtye” served during the 5th Dynasty reign of King Neferirkare (between 2500-2300 BC), at the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt. In addition to the name of the deceased, hieroglyphs carved into the stone above the tomb’s door reveal his multiple titles.Saqqara pyramid of Djoser in Egypt photo by Charles J Sharp CC BY-SA 3.0The grave’s rectangular gallery is said to be covered in painted reliefs, sculptures, and inscriptions, all in excellent shape considering how much time has passed. The reliefs depict Wahtye himself, his wife Weret Ptah, and his mother Merit Meen, as well as everyday activities that include hunting and sailing and manufacturing goods such as pottery.Read another story from us: Dozens of Mummified Cats Found in 6,000-yr-old Egyptian TombsSince the 2011 uprising, the country’s political instability and insecurity has hit the tourism industry. The ministry hopes these new attractions will help draw visitors backlast_img read more

uThukela takes the budget to the people

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Tariff-setting is a pivotal and strategic part of the compilation of any budget. When tariffs and other charges were revised, local economic conditions, input costs and the affordability of services were taken into account to ensure the financial sustainability of the municipality.The tariffs for the year 2016/17 have been increased by 6%. Households that are poor or face other circumstances that limit their ability to pay for services are encouraged to apply for indigent support.Indigent households are given the first 6kl of water free of charge. The ‘indigence’ of households is reviewed on a yearly basis, therefore applications must be done every financial year.The municipality is poised for steady economic growth from several major upcoming projects and creating jobs through major projects such as: Bhekuzulu-Ephangwini community water supply, Ntabamhlophe CWSS (13), Emoyeni Zwelisha Mechanical and electrical upgrade at Imbabazane, KwaNobamba Ezitendeni (Weenen) Water Supply Project, Mimosadale, Wembezi WCD bulk upgrade at uMtshezi, Ezakheni WCD and Indaka Boreholes.The 2016/17 IDP is a continuation of the work started by the democratic government to ensure that our people are involved in the governance of their municipalities.In the sphere of government closest to the people, municipalities have a particular responsibility in achieving delivery of free basic services, clean water, viable communities, improving all public services, building infrastructure, creating job opportunities and fighting poverty.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? uThukela District Mayor Dudu Mazibuko and her team of councillors and senior officials recently kick-started successful public consultation roadshows.The IDP/Budget 2016/17 roadshows are an annual event in which the mayor visits all local municipalities and tables the budget to the community. Community consultation roadshows took place from April 24 to May 5 across all five local municipalities.Two roadshows were conducted in each municipality per day respectively.The purpose of these consultations was to ensure that all interested and affected stakeholders make comments and input regarding the budget review.Mayor Mazibuko therefore invited all members of the public to be the part of the review process for the 2016/17 financial year, which included Traditional Leaders, Ward Committees, Community Development Workers, Community Care Givers, NGOs, Sector Departments, organised business, ratepayers and farmers associations.The budget timetable and IDP Process Plan, which was approved by council in August 2015, ensured that the said process was highly interactive and consultative in nature.uThukela District Municipality has also ensured that during the revision of the IDP, a series of the public meetings, as well as Representative Forum Meetings, take place. These meetings are of paramount importance, as the IDP should represent the interests of all role players.Inputs from all stakeholders were factored into both the operational and capital budget, and the budget is also aligned with national and provincial priorities.In these roadshows, the mayor informed the community that all citizens will have access to adequate, safe water and hygienic sanitation, and an upgrade to existing water and sanitation infrastructure across the district.The devastating effect of the drought that has persisted in our district has required restrictions on the supply of water. Interventions such as transporting water by water tankers have been employed.The municipality will continue to provide water tankers at a budgeted cost of R10 million. A further R6.5 million will be spent on refurbishing boreholes.The community is urged to use water sparingly during this crisis.last_img read more

QB Carson Palmer Drew Stanton Ryan Lindley RB

first_imgQB: Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Ryan LindleyRB: Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Jonathan Dwyer, Ryan Williams, Robert Hughes, WR: Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Ted Ginn, Jr., Jaron Brown, Dan Buckner, Brittan Golden, Teddy WilliamsTE: Rob Housler, John Carlson, Jake Ballard, Darren Fells, Andre Hardy, Brett BrackettOT: Jared Veldheer, Bradley Sowell, Bobby Massie, Nate PotterOG: Jonathan Cooper, Philip Blake, Christian Johnson, Ted Larsen, Earl Watford, Paul FanaikaC: Lyle Sendlein, John EstesDE: Calais Campbell, Frostee RuckerDT: Darnell Dockett, Alameda Ta’amu, Dan Williams, Anthony McCloudOLB: John Abraham, Sam Acho, Lorenzo Alexander, Marcus Benard, Alex Okafor, Kenny Rowe, Matt Shaughnessy, Adrian TracyILB: Daryl Washington, Kevin Minter, Larry Foote, Kenny Demens, JoJo Dickson The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo When Steve Keim was introduced as the Arizona Cardinals’ new general manager on January 8, 2013, he told the assembled media, “I truly believe this is a retool and not a rebuild.”With the team coming off a 5-11 season that featured one of the worst offenses in recent memory, it may have been a difficult statement to buy into.But Keim put his tool belt on and went to work, hiring Bruce Arians as head coach and then going to work in changing the roster. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img 0 Comments   Share   CB: Patrick Peterson, Antonio Cromartie, Justin Bethel, LeQuan Lewis, Bryan McCann, Jerraud Powers, Eddie WhitleyS: Rashad Johnson, Tyrann Mathieu, Tony Jefferson, Curtis Taylor, Orhian Johnson, ST: Jay Feely, Dave Zastudil, Mike Leach, Danny Hrapmann And did he ever. By the time the season ended, 28 of the 53 players on the roster had not been with the team in 2012. There has been even more roster turnover since, with the team losing some players and gaining others in free agency.And as we head into the 2014 draft, in fact, just 19 players remain from the 2012 Cardinals. Let’s take a look at the roster (non-Keim players in bold). Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Related Where to go on holiday for shorthaul late

first_img RelatedWhere to go on holiday for short-haul late summer sun in 2017While we’re getting ready for autumn, summer is still in full swing during September and October in many European destinations, including Tenerife, Cyprus and Spain. So don’t panic if you’ve not had your dose of vitamin D yet, a late summer sun holiday is only a short flight away.10 beautiful places in the Balearics: in picturesForget autumn! Bring some sunshine back in your life with our photo gallery of pretty-as-a-picture Balearic beauties.8 late season sun destinations for lessBeat the post-summer blues by jetting off to find some late season sun. Here are the top 8 destinations for some autumn sunshine. Looking for some late summer beach fun? Catch the last rays in Europe before the sun sets on summer.Summer is over. At least – it is in the UK. After the coldest August in 17 years, the Met Office reports that there will be no Indian summer this year. But just because autumn has arrived in Britain, doesn’t mean the fun in the sun has to end! Skyscanner introduces five great destinations for a late summer break.Palma, SpainAn eternal favourite with the sun lovers, Palma stays warm long after the summer holidays have ended. With lively bars and inviting seas, it’s little wonder that Palma still draws visitors during autumn and it’s a great place to enjoy after the summer crowds have returned home. Flights to Palma during October start from £25 return.Menorca, SpainYou are almost guaranteed a decent dose of autumn sun in Menorca, the second largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Here you’ll find peaceful sun-soaked holiday resorts along the south coast and a string of charming fishing villages on the island’s craggy north shore. Flights to Menorca during October start from £40 return.Alicante, SpainOne of our most loved Spanish sun spots, Alicante is great for an autumn break and has miles of beach terrain on its doorstep. Along with all that sun, sand and water sports, (which make ideal family fun), Alicante itself is a historic Mediterranean port with picturesque harbours, café-lined streets, busy markets and flashy marinas. Flights to Alicante during October start from £32 return.Split, CroatiaCroatia is a superb destination for autumn sun, and Split, located in the south of the country, should provide visitors with that much needed warm and sunny escape. As the second largest city in Croatia, this charming port is the gateway to the dozens of islands that lie just offshore on the Dalmatian coast. There are direct flights to Split from London airports or alternatively fly to capital Zagreb and spend a few days enjoying the city before travelling to the coast. Flights to Split during October start from £164 return.MaltaThis Mediterranean island is ideal for an autumn break as temperatures remain in the mid-twenties until the end of October. Activities on offer include sun bathing, scuba diving, plus hiking and biking. The Maltese are renowned for their hospitality, friendliness and generosity so expect a warm welcome as well as warm weather. Flights to Malta during October start from £42 return.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Vergas sheds more light on Helectorlandfills kickbacks

first_imgIMPRISONED former Paphos mayor Savvas Vergas, serving a six-year term after admitting to bribe-taking in the Paphos Sewerage Board (Sapa) trial, took the witness stand for the prosecution in the ongoing trial of the Koshi and Paphos landfills on Friday, saying he wanted to serve his sentence with dignity.Vergas had two more years slapped on to his jail-time after pleading guilty of taking bribes in this case, too.In court on Friday, the disgraced former mayor described the arrangement he had with Demetris Yiannakopoulos, former director of Helector Cyprus, the operator of the two landfills, and then his successor Ioannis Kokotsis.According to the arrangement, Helector would return 5 per cent of all payments received to Vergas, of which the former mayor would keep 40 per cent and would hand 30 per cent to former Sapa director Eftichios Malekkides, the rest to be split equally between Interior Ministry officials Stelios Papadopoulos and Costas Papamichael, who has since died.When Kokotsis replaced Yiannakopoulos at Helector’s helm, Vergas testified, the arrangement was retained but Malekkides was replaced by former Paphos municipality financial director Demetris Patsalides, who had been responsible for sign-off on payments to landfill operators.Vergas claimed that the arrangement for kickbacks was proposed to him in 2009 by Malekkides, who said Yiannakopoulos had informed him that Helector was willing to pay to ensure its payment claims were processed promptly.Malekkides, Vergas told the court, suggested that they ask for 5 per cent on every payment to Helector and told him that Yiannakopoulos wanted to meet the former mayor.Shortly thereafter, he added, Malekkides informed him that Yiannakopoulos would only pay the kickbacks to Vergas, who would then be responsible for splitting it among the others.In early 2009, he said, a kickback of €150,000 was split according to the agreed percentages among the four.Thereafter, Vergas said, he had various meetings in Nicosia with Yiannakopoulos, who gave him money, always in cash, which he always shared with Malekkides as agreed.He said that he took from Yiannakopoulos a total €110,000 for himself, as well as €35,000 which he then donated to a Paphos football club, while €165,000 was handed to Malekkides, which he shared with Papadopoulos and Papamichael.By mid-2010, Yiannakopoulos was replaced by Kokotsis, Vergas said, who did not get along personally with Malekkides and asked the former mayor to replace him with Patsalides.According to Vergas, in 2013 Kokotsis started complaining that due to the crisis the kickback agreement should be ended and paid much less than the agreed 5-per-cent.Overall, he said, Kokotsis paid Vergas personally €130,000 in kickbacks and made a €20,000 contribution to his re-election campaign in the 2011 municipal elections, while the others shared a total of €195,000.At some point during his testimony, when Helector’s lawyer Yiorgos Papaioannou suggested that the prosecution was leading the witness, Vergas replied with a brief indignant speech.“I have been in prison for three years and do not wish for any one of the defendants here today to find themselves in my position,” he said.“After the initial shock of my incarceration, I have made some decisions. I did not come here to be led, nor do I want others to go through what I’m going through. But since I have spoken about myself and have decided to cooperate with the authorities in these cases, I have maintained an attitude by which I have not even appealed my sentences. I serve my time with dignity and it cannot be suggested that I came here to mislead the court.”In addition to Vergas, Yiannakopoulos, Malekkides and three others, who have been convicted and sentenced, nine more individuals and two companies, including Patsalides, Papadopoulos and Helector, are facing charges of bribery and corruption.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsResearch About Hepatitis C – The Early Signs Of Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo 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