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Feds amend shipyard search following complaint about bias toward Quebecs Davie

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is amending its search for a third shipyard to add to its multibillion-dollar national shipbuilding strategy.The move follows a complaint last week from an Ontario shipyard to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal that the government was unfairly stacking the deck in favour of Quebec’s Chantier Davie yard.Heddle Marine of Hamilton specifically alleged several of the requirements the government wants shipyards to meet to qualify for consideration as the third yard were not legitimate or reasonable — and would disqualify virtually every yard but Davie.The federal government has not directly responded to the complaint or allegations, but today says it is correcting an “inconsistency” in one requirement Heddle had flagged as a problem.The government also says it is providing interested companies with more information about two other requirements Heddle had raised as a concern.It is also extending today’s deadline for shipyards to apply for consideration as a third yard until the end of the week.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Baseball Players Lend Their Voices Against Brain Cancer

first_imgThe rapid increase in brain cancer and brain tumor diagnoses in the MLB over the past decade is currently a major discussion topic in the world of sports news. While there is NO known link / cause for brain cancer, more and more professional athletes are lending their voice to help spread awareness in hopes of finding a cure.Video: Voices Against Brain Cancer – 2013 – 45 SecRecently, New York Yankees player Curtis Granderson, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano and New York Mets outfielder, Eric Young filmed PSAs in support of Voices Against Brain Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of, and funds for, brain cancer research.Find out more here.last_img read more


first_imgDGC DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDNorma BaileyDGC HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER AWARDAlanis ObomsawinOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILMPresented by TechnicolorMiranda de Pencier – The GrizzliesALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARYJennifer Baichwal – Long Time RunningBEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARYRoderick Deogrades – SilasBEST SHORT FILMRobin Hays – Post No BillsDISCOVERY AWARDPresented by Vanguarde Artists ManagementAndrea Bussmann – FaustoBEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILMPaul Austerberry – The Shape of WaterBEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILMSidney Wolinsky – The Shape of WaterBEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILMThe Shape of Water – Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira, Jill Purdy, Robert Hegedus, Kevin Howard, Alex Bullick, Dashen Naidoo, Tyler Whitham, Dustin HarrisOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIESPresented by PanavisionKari Skogland – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 110, NightOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESPresented by deluxeMary Harron – Alias GraceOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIESPresented by SimYael Staav – Baroness Von Sketch Show, Episode 201, It Satisfies on a Very Basic LevelOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIESPresented by William F. WhiteBruce McDonald – Heartland, Episode 1110, A Fine BalanceBEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESArvinder Greywal – Alias GraceBEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TELEVISION SERIESElisabeth Williams – Fargo, Episode 309, AporiaBEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESDavid Wharnsby – Alias Grace BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIESChristopher Donaldson – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 102, Birth DayBEST SOUND EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESCardinal: Blackfly Season – Paul Germann, Jane Tattersall, David McCallum, Krystin Hunter, Kelly McGaheyBEST SOUND EDITING – TELEVISION SERIESThe Expanse, Episode 205, Home – Nelson Ferreira, David Rose, Tyler Whitham, Dustin Harris, Dashen Naidoo.The Directors Guild of Canada wishes to thank the SPONSORS of the 2018 DGC Awards:Lead – TechnicolorGold – Bell Media, Deluxe, Panavision and William F. White International Inc., Entertainment Partners Canada Inc., and SimSilver – Canadian Media Production Association, I.A.T.S.E. 667, Rogers Group of Funds, and Vanguarde Artists ManagementBronze – ACTRA, Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film Centre, CBC, Cinespace, DHX Media, Don Carmody Productions, Take 5 Productions, Telefilm, and the Writers Guild of CanadaPatron – Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, I.A.T.S.E National, Great-West Life, City of Toronto, and J&D BenefitsContra – Thistle Printing & Production CanadaThe Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 4,800 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for members including Canadiancontent conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian screen-based programming. Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img TORONTO – October 20, 2018 – The DGC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 DGC Awards. There were over 350 submissions this year in both film and television from across the country.The Awards were presented at the annual event on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Headlined by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience) and directed by Charles Officer (Unarmed Verses, 21 Thunder), the evening demonstrated the excellent film & television productions that DGC members have brought to life. The event also highlighted special awards recipients, Norma Bailey, Alanis Obomsawin and Vic Sarin, veterans of the film industry.DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDVic Sarin Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Fifth annual Healing the Streets smudge takes place in Edmonton

first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsFive years ago a handful of residents gathered on the streets of Edmonton in the hopes of reducing violence crime by smudging the streets.Healing the Streets as it’s called has now become an annual event.And five years on, it’s bigger than

Two held for shooting at auto driver during robbery bid

first_imgGreater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police have arrested two persons who allegedly shot at an auto driver during a robbery bid in Kasna area of Greater Noida, on February 4. Police said that the accused persons shot the auto driver in his leg when he tried to resist the robbery attempt.According to police, the accused were identified as Sonu Sharma, a native of Cheersi village in Greater Noida and Sumit Chauhan, a native of Chhidawali village in Aligarh district. Cops said that Sonu worked as a bouncer at a housing society of Greater Noida while the 3rd accused identified as Vikas is still at large. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Acting on a tip-off received, the arrest was made on Monday morning from ATS roundabout in Greater Noida. Police intercepted the duo accused who were travelling in a wagon R car which they had also used in the robbery and arrested them,” said Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar. The officer further said that the robbery bid was planned by Sonu while he had also used his licensed pistol in the incident. “During sustained interrogations, it came to light that the gun belonged to Sonu. The accused persons confessed to have committed the crime and told police that Sonu had planned the robbery while Sumit boarded the auto rickshaw as passenger and later Sonu and Vikas intercepted the rickshaw with car and robbed the auto driver with his phone and case. During the robbery attempt, Vikas had shot the auto driver in his leg when he tried to resist the robbery,” added Krishna. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderCops said that both the arrested accused have been booked under sections 394 (causing voluntarily hurt), 411 (Dishonestly receiving stolen property) along with sections of the Arms Act under the Indian Penal Code. The robbery incident took place on February 4 when the accused allegedly shot a Kaushkendra, a 19-year-old auto rickshaw driver, in the leg after he tried to resist the robbery attempt in sector Chi 3 in Kasna area of Greater Noida.last_img read more

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Sierra Leone Annan proposes gradual downsizing of UN mission in response to

The Secretary-General’s recommendations come in his latest report to the Security Council on the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), in which he also commends Freetown for taking steps to deploy its police and army, hold general elections and establish a truth and reconciliation commission as well as a special war crimes court to address past human rights abuses.These encouraging developments, Mr. Annan writes, along with the steady improvement in the security situation in Sierra Leone, have created new circumstances in the country that make it possible to consider beginning the drawdown of UNAMSIL, with the ultimate objective being a gradual, phased and deliberate transfer of responsibility for the country’s security from the Mission to the Government.Under the Secretary-General’s proposal, which he recommends the Council approve, the Mission’s military component would be reduced from its current strength of some 17,000 UN peacekeepers to about 5,000 by late 2004 before settling on 2,000 troops, depending on need at that time. Meanwhile, the number of civilian police would be increased to about 185, mostly to help with training at Sierra Leone’s police force. There would also be a reduction in the UN’s civilian presence.”The beginning of the drawdown of UNAMSIL will take the Mission into the final phase of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sierra Leone, which is recognizably one of the most difficult aspects of such operations,” Mr. Annan observes, recommending another six-month extension of the Mission’s mandate. “Its outcome will be critical in determining whether the efforts of the international community in the country over the past few years can be considered a durable success.”In the meantime, the Secretary-General says he remains deeply concerned about the conflict in neighbouring Liberia, warning that without the engagement of the international community, it could escalate further and jeopardize the progress achieved in Sierra Leone and destabilize the wider Mano River subregion.”A possible prolonged stalemate in the conflict would have equally tragic consequences for the people of Liberia,” he cautions, calling for urgent international action in response. read more

UN nuclear chief meets with US Secretary Rice calls for talks with

“If I look at the problems that we are facing right now – the Korean situation, the Iran situation – these problems hinge, in my view, on the parties sitting together,” UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said in an interview published in Newsweek magazine ahead of the meeting.“We need to move away from the idea that dialogue is a “reward” for good behaviour. You need dialogue when you have bad behaviour, because the purpose of the dialogue is to change the behaviour. As former [US] secretary of State James Baker said recently, talking to your enemy is not appeasement,” he added.Asked about US assertions that Iran, despite its repeated denials, has a nuclear weapons programme, Mr. ElBaradei reiterated his previous statements that the jury is still out, adding that it was difficult to determine whether the Iranians intend to pursue a nuclear weapon, or are simply hedging their bet by developing their enrichment capability.“But one of the lessons we learned from Iraq (where a current nuclear weapons programme was not found after the US-led invasion of 2003) is that we really need to be very, very careful coming to conclusions because these issues make the difference between war and peace,” he declared.“And as long as I know, and I am supported by all intelligence agencies in this, that Iran in the worst-case scenario is still a few years away, I have ample time to talk to them, I have ample time to negotiate with them, and I need to encourage them to cooperate with me.” Asked whether he thought the IAEA would be blamed for the DPRK’s development of atomic weapons, Mr. ElBaradei noted that the agency was “kicked out” in 2003 when the country withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).“We lost jurisdiction. But I have been saying for the last two or three years that North Korea is the No. 1 security challenge to the NPT. I saw North Korea out of the [treaty] regime; I saw North Korea having plutonium; I saw North Korea feeling more and more isolated. I saw this coming,” he said.As he has in other recent statements, he stressed that the IAEA’s annual budget of $120 million was insufficient and should be at least doubled to enable it to have independent satellite-monitoring and a state-of-the-art laboratory for particle analysis.“There is a difference between us and the [UN] Universal Postal Union. You can postpone issuing commemorative stamps or improving the efficiency of mail delivery,” he stressed. “But in our areas there are certain things that we have to do yesterday, because otherwise we are going to face a colossal danger. And people do not understand that. They do not prioritize.” read more

DR Congo at critical juncture amid rising political tensions – UN envoy

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is at a critical juncture, with rising political tensions ahead of elections which could lead to violence if left unaddressed, the top United Nations official in the country warned the Security Council today, while highlighting key issues for consideration as it renews the UN’s mandate there.’Credible and meaningful political dialogue’ “First, credible and meaningful political dialogue is needed to overcome the impasse in the electoral process,” said Maman Sidikou, the Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), referring to presidential and legislative elections scheduled for November of this year. “A strong message on the need for political consensus and an agreed, sustainable way forward will be important, while also emphasizing the link between a credible electoral process and upholding fundamental human rights,” he added. One month ago, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in the DRC meeting with President Joseph Kabila, other senior Government officials, and representatives from civil society; he called on them to engage in constructive talks, putting the interest of the population at the centre of the debate.’Neutralizing armed groups’ “Second, I am optimistic that we can capitalize on the spirit of enhanced cooperation with the Government to make early progress on the priority armed groups through improved cooperation between the Mission, the Government and the FARDC [the Armed Forces of the DRC], and with the support of other partners,” Mr. Sidikou continued. He noted that “neutralizing armed groups goes beyond military operations and requires enhanced efforts to extend State authority and find durable solutions for former combatants.”Reducing MONUSCO military personnel Meanwhile, the UN official underlined that he counts on the Security Council’s support to reduce an additional 1,700 military personnel from MONUSCO, in line with the Secretary-General’s recommendation. “The recommendation takes into account the Mission’s plans to transform the Force and measures to address inefficiencies. Based on projected capability and efficiency gains from the Force transformation, it was assessed that a further reduction of MONUSCO military personnel may be envisaged without compromising the Mission’s ability to implement its mandate to protect civilians, including through the neutralization of armed groups,” Mr. Sidikou stressed. He further insisted that the recommendation should be viewed as a “concrete step forward” in facilitating the strategic dialogue between the Mission and the Government with a view to achieving a common goal: the gradual and progressive exit of MONUSCO “that preserves the gains and investments made so far.”Nationally-led disarmament and reintegration process Finally, he said military pressure will only lead to sustainable outcomes if there is an effective, well-planned nationally-led disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process that ensures ex-combatants are processed back into their communities or to their countries of origin, while also ensuring that hazardous war materials are removed and stabilization efforts are intensified. “The Government has begun planning for the reinsertion and reintegration of thousands of demobilized ex-combatants in their home communities. These efforts are to be commended and built upon,” he said. In addition to these considerations for the Council, Mr. Sidikou underlined his priority to fully implement MONUSCO’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy against sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). “The Mission has reviewed its overall strategy and introduced a new mechanism to ensure greater opportunity to report SEA, and a comprehensive network of response and assistance for victims,” he told the Council. “Under my leadership, MONUSCO will take all possible steps to prevent SEA, punish those responsible to the maximum extent possible, and address the needs of victims.” read more

Ban welcomes new agreement with Inter Parliamentary Union reiterates concern at South

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today signed a new partnership agreement with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) that will further strengthen the collaboration between the two organizations in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.“The Members of Parliament are the ones who really listen to the real voices from the people on the ground and they represent the wishes and views and aspirations of the people,” Mr. Ban said at a press encounter at the signing of the agreement.“Let’s work [closely] together […] to meet the expectations and aspirations of the people,” said Mr. Ban citing what he referred to as the 5-Ps – people, planet, peace, prosperity and partnership.In further remarks, the Secretary-General also spoke on the crisis in South Sudan.Mr. Ban recently travelled to the Rwandan capital Kigali, where he met with several African leaders from International Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). In discussions on the South Sudan crisis, IGAD leaders recommended strengthening the mandate and capacity of the UN Mission in the country (UNMISS).IGAD is an eight-country trade bloc in Africa comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.Today, Mr. Ban said that although the actual violence in South Sudan might have stopped for the time being, the threat of reoccurrence remains. “We have to make sure that there is continuing cessation of the violence,” he said, expecting and urging the leaders of South Sudan to, “sit down together and make a firm commitment that they will work as one team, the President and the First Vice-President.” Mr. Ban also voiced serious concerns about sexual violence against women and girls as well as at attacks on UN humanitarian facilities and the looting of a UN World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse by the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army). The warehouse contained humanitarian food assistance for some 220,000 people. “This is totally unacceptable,” he emphasized and called for the perpetrators to be held accountable. The Secretary General also thanked UNMISS peacekeepers, UN staff, humanitarian workers, non-governmental organizations, and media for continuing their work under very difficult and dangerous circumstances. read more

Brock News getting a new look for Fall term

Followers of The Brock News are about to get a great new reading experience, just in time for Fall term.For several months, staff in University Marketing Communications have been developing a Brock News site with a cleaner look, more functionality and increased reader involvement.On Thursday Sept. 10, The Brock News will be out of service for several hours as content is transferred over to the new web frame.Then on Friday Sept. 11, the cover comes off.Watch for the sleek new Brock News.

MVM MKB Veszprem targeting Dragan Gajic

Dragan GajićVeszprem handball Hungarian champion MVM MKB Veszprem are interested in signing of Slovenian right wing Dragan Gajic (30). One of the best left-hander player in the last few season in Europe, the best right wing in French League according L Equipe last season, is in mind of Hungarian best team. Slovenian writes that Gajic is on the end of the contract with Montpellier, which wants to keep him further, but that isn’t the only option for the best scorer of the French LNH…Dragan Gajic is former player of RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko and RK Maribor. ← Previous Story Jonas Källman to Pick Szeged! Next Story → Pick Szeged advance to quarter-final of Hungarian Cup read more

Irelands Keiren Westwood ruled out for the season

first_imgManager Gus Poyet said: “It has been postponed because of a little illness. You cannot have an operation when you are ill, so he is on antibiotics now.“I would like to say (he will be out for) three to four months. “Now, if you are going to think when is the season going to finish, it’s probably to the end, yes.”The former Coventry stopper started in Martin O’Neill’s first game in charge of Ireland — a 3-0 win over Latvia at Lansdowne Road.FA Cup preview: How to fill out your weekend football accumulatorEuro Vision: 3 continental games not to be missed this weekend SUNDERLAND GOALKEEPER KEIREN Westwood has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.The Irish international has not featured for the Wearside club since being substituted in November’s defeat at Hull City after suffering a concussion in a challenge with compatriot Paul McShane.Vito Mannone has usurped him as first choice, and Westwood has since sustained the shoulder issue, which requires surgery to correct.He has been unable to go under the knife until due to an illness, however, and the wait is likely to put him on the sidelines until May.last_img read more

Brazilian newspaper publishes photo with WiFi password for World Cup security centre

first_img(Image credit: Correio Braziliense/ BRAZILIAN NEWSPAPER has published the WiFi network and password for a World Cup security centre.In a behind-the-scenes photograph as seen in Correio Braziliense, you can clearly see the words “wifi network: WORLDCUP” and “password: b5a2112014″.The man in the photo in question is Luiz Cravo Dorea, head of the federal police’s international coordination centre, who must now be seriously regretting allowing the media in to take photographs.And even more incredibly, this isn’t the first time an embarrassing password-related oversight has occurred amid a high-profile sports event.h/t and reader Dermot Williams.Double European Champion David Gillick confirms retirement from athletics>Why THAT James Rodriguez strike is the greatest goal I’ve ever seen>last_img read more

A flat white to support Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram To help raise funds for the people in need after the disastrous fires of Attica, Anna Timou and Matthew Staios will hold a pop-up Greek coffee shop at On the Mend shoe store in Fitzroy on Saturday 11 August.Taking place from 2.30pm until 5.00pm, all funds gathered will be given to the Hellenic Red Cross foundation as Anna and Matt look to reach their goal of 500 coffees for the day.Maria Vamvakinou MP and President of the Greek Community of Melbourne, Bill Papastergiadis will also be attending the event to show their support towards the people of Athens. An open invitation has also been extended by the hosts toward the Consul General of Greece in Melbourne.For anyone wishing to attend and to assist the Athenians, your help will be greatly appreciated.On the Mend is located at 328 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, VIC.last_img read more

Un nouveauné opéré dune malformation de loesophage avec un robot

first_imgUn nouveau-né opéré d’une malformation de l’oesophage avec un robotEn octobre dernier, les chirurgiens du CHU de Limoges sont parvenus à réaliser une intervention très délicate. Ils ont opéré un bébé âgé de quelques heures à peine d’une malformation congénitale de l’oesophage et ce, en utilisant un robot. C’est une première en Europe qu’a réalisée il y a peu le professeur Fourcade, chirurgien viscéral au CHU de Limoges. Mi-octobre 2011, ce médecin et “ses collaborateurs anesthésistes et infirmiers” ont en effet pratiqué “une opération unique en Europe sur un nourrisson tout juste né”, a t-il annoncé à l’AFP. La petite Louise qui pesait alors 3,2 kilogrammes, souffrait d’une malformation congénitale de l’oesophage appelée atrésie. À lire aussiUne femme donne naissance à un bébé cyclope en EgypteChez les nouveaux-nés présentant cette anomalie, le “tube” qui relie normalement la bouche à l’estomac, est interrompu et se termine en cul-de-sac, ce qui empêche les aliments d’atteindre l’organe. Habituellement, la malformation est opérée via une ouverture chirurgicale du thorax mais, cette fois-ci, les médecins ont utilisé un outil particulier : un robot chirurgical baptisé Da Vinci dont l’hôpital s’est doté il y trois ans. Plus précis et moins invasif, il a permis d’opérer avec succès la petit fille. “C’est une première en Europe car nous avons démontré pour la première fois que ce robot était opérationnel dans l’urgence (…) mais aussi parce que c’est la première fois qu’un tel appareil est utilisé sur une si petit enfant”, a confirmé le professeur Fourcade qui a attendu deux mois et demi après l’intervention pour révéler l’information afin d’être sûr du succès de l’opération. “La petit Louise a pu être réalimentée huit jours seulement après l’opération et aujourd’hui elle va très bien”, a t-il également précisé. Cette malformation touche environ un enfant sur 3.000 et apparait autant chez les filles que les garçons. Néanmoins, elle est deux à trois fois plus fréquente chez les jumeaux. Le 5 janvier 2012 à 10:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bully Ray comments on Ring of Honor debut Boxer uses Undertaker theme

first_img Now Playing Up Next Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TheCyberZon AEW announces tickets for debut episode on TNT from Washington, DC is sold-out The San Antonio Spurs have been using Undertaker’s theme as background music for years. It’s played when they introduce the opposing team’s starting lineup prior to playoff games at the AT&T Center. Sometimes before the music starts they’ll play him saying “Rest in peace!” Ring of Honor concludes investigation on fan incident with Bully Ray, Issues statement Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems There was a football team that used The Undertaker’s theme as their entrance (or in the highlights). March 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm “Now thats how you make a DELIGHTFUL impact.”Message Bully Ray? Google+ WhatsApp Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next March 6, 2017 at 1:25 am Cameron Huffcenter_img Now Playing Up Next 3 COMMENTS Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Wrestleview Weekly: A breakdown of the legal troubles of WWE Superstar Jeff Hardy Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Twitter Velvet Sky March 5, 2017 at 7:54 pm Bully Ray comments on Ring of Honor debutFormer WWE and TNA star Bully Ray (Bubba Ray Dudley) tweeted out the following photo with Matt and Jeff Hardy following his Ring of Honor debut on Saturday night.As reported earlier, Ray made his debut following Adam Cole retaining the ROH Championship against Bobby Fish in the main event when Fish was attacked by The Bullet Club.Matt and Jeff Hardy also debuted last night in New York City defeating The Young Bucks to become the new ROH Tag Team Champions, just days after they officially became free agents and parted ways with Impact Wrestling.Ray also appeared to address reports on this weekend that he was in talks to make a return of Impact Wrestling at the tapings this week in Orlando in his tweet. Former WWE star Alberto El Patron got the call instead when talks with Ray fell through.Still the talk of the wrestling biz. Now thats how you make a DELIGHTFUL impact.— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) March 5, 2017Boxer uses Undertaker themeBoxer Ohara Davies used The Undertaker’s theme for his entrance in London last night before his fight with Derry Matthews. Davies won the fight in the third round to retain the Light Heavyweight Title and now has a 15-0 boxing record.Is it him, really can it be him? The Undertaker here @TheO2 tonight? @WWEUK #HayeBellew #FollowTheRabbit.— O2 Sports (@O2sports) March 4, 2017 Pinterest Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter JFJ Comments are closed.last_img read more

Weather Eye Difficult to say if Easter Bunny will be dodging rain

first_img As April arrives on Easter Sunday, will it give us an April Fool’s Day weather forecast? Hold on, more on that shortly. Monday continued on the cool side, from Bellingham’s high of 45 degrees to Vancouver’s 50 degrees. At least the snow line lifted further up the mountains and out of the lowlands.Showers were expected to return today and highs stay below average similar to Monday. The good news is that Wednesday and Thursday look dry and mild, with highs at 60-plus degrees. At this point I’m thinking we run a risk of showers Friday, maybe dry for the Saturday Easter Egg hunts, and then?One difficulty extended forecast models have as we enter into springtime and the transition period from winter to spring, the models sometimes don’t do well or disagree with one another. With that I would have to go for a cool and showery Easter. But, it could swing the other way and be dry with seasonal temperatures. The computer models are like the Easter bunny, they keep hopping around, or so it seems.The recent cool and damp weather was a blessing in the mountains as the snowpack gained much-needed snow and water content. Good for spring skiing as well, with spring break upon us in both Oregon and Washington. The Cascades from north to south in Washington are in good shape.So far this month in Vancouver we are running 2.5 degrees below normal on the temperatures and with 3 inches of rain in the bucket, nearly close to average. We will definitely end up cooler than average and depending on how much rain today and Friday, close to average but likely a little less. I only expect light amounts. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at read more

SeaWorld to begin construction on new roller coaster

first_imgSeaWorld to begin construction on new roller coaster August 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 16, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – SeaWorld San Diego announced the beginning of construction today of its new “dive” roller coaster, advertised as the tallest, fastest and longest such coaster in the state.The theme park began preparing the coaster’s future site for the installation of its foundation and utilities Friday, which is also National Roller Coaster Day. SeaWorld first announced plans to build the ride in Januaryin an area adjacent to the Journey to Atlantis attraction that has previously been a parking lot.The coaster will climb 153 feet before plunging back down 143 feet while reaching speeds of more than 60 mph, according to SeaWorld officials. The ride will include nearly 2,500 feet of track and “floorless” cars that willhold 18 riders in three six-person rows.The park originally announced that the ride would be named “Mako” after the endangered shark species, which is considered the fastest shark in the world. However, that name is still up in the air and park officials areconsidering several options.The ride will also feature elements of aquatic animal conservation. SeaWorld plans to partner with a conservation group for the ride’s conservation efforts, but that partnership also remains to be determined.The ride is being built by Swiss roller coaster manufacturer Bolliger and Mabillard. The company has built four other roller coasters for SeaWorld since 1997, one in San Antonio and the other three at SeaWorld Orlando.The new ride is scheduled to open next summer. last_img read more

Vancouver donors failure to pay threatens Ore arts program

first_imgBEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A Vancouver businessman who pledged $400,000 to a Beaverton School District arts program failed to make his scheduled payment this year.The Oregonian reports that the district might have to scramble to find additional private money for the five-year Arts for Learning Program, a collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington and Young Audiences Arts for Learning of Oregon/SW Washington to infuse art into literacy in grades three through five.The donor, John Wolosek, told district staff in August and September he would reschedule his payments, but he hasn’t so far, said Jon Bridges, Beaverton School District administrator of accountability.The 48-year-old stepped forward in September 2010, as the district rushed to find private donors to help meet an $800,000 match within five weeks to secure a $4 million federal education grant for the program. Beaverton was among only 49 education groups chosen from 1,700 grant applicants in the U.S. for the Investing in Innovation Fund, known as the i3 grant.Wolosek and The Giving Stream were relatively unheard of at the time, but he pledged more than several other well-known donors, including Intel and Meyer Memorial Trust. He signed an agreement to pay the pledge in increasingly larger increments every April until he paid it off with $150,000 in 2015. Wolosek made good on the first payment of $25,000 in 2011, but didn’t make a promised $50,000 donation for 2012.Washington state court records list Wolosek as a debtor in a civil case filed in Clark County in November 2010 in which he owes $249,000 on a line of credit agreement. And in Wisconsin, where his business American Bark is located, Wolosek’s company was ordered to pay Associated Bank about $350,000.last_img read more