18 days agoLautaro Martinez says Inter Milan need to step up standards after Juventus defeat

October 28, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lautaro Martinez says Inter Milan need to step up standards after Juventus defeatby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez says they need to step up standards after defeat to Juventus.Martinez hit his second goal in as many games but it was a second consecutive loss for the Nerazzurri. The Argentine spoke to Inter TV following the match: “The truth is that we played how we prepared for the game in the first half,” he began by saying. “After they took the lead, we worked in the way that we had set. In the second half, something changed. We struggled and unfortunately, they found the goal at the end and we couldn’t get an equaliser.“When we’re all back together after international duty, we’ll talk about this match. If we want to play at the level of these times, we have a lot more work to do. Everyone who plays whether they start or come on must give their best. This is how to grow as a group.” last_img read more

Everything You Need to Know About HomeChef Meal Kit Delivery Service

October 24, 2019

first_imgWhen it comes to meal delivery kits, there are plenty to choose from. We wanted to see how different kits compare to each other, so we started with HomeChef. Launched in 2013, HomeChef curates chef-created recipes that cater to all kinds of palates, whether you’re a meat-lover who likes difficult-to-prepare meals or a vegetarian who can’t eat dairy and wants to keep things simple.Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about HomeChef, from price to how the meals taste and more.HomeChef BasicsPrice: Around $60 per box for three meals of two servings each. Each meal averages about $10 per serving and you can order up to six servings per meal. You also have the option to add a smoothie ($5), a fruit basket ($5), or a premium meal ($20 per serving) to each order.Shipping: Free for orders over $40.Frequency: Weekly (with the ability to order as few as two and as many as eight meals per week), though you can amend the schedule, skip weeks, or pause your membership on the Delivery Center page.Number of available meals: 18 weekly options to choose from.Freebies and bonuses: You’ll receive three free boxes to share for every five orders you place. You can also earn $30 credit (the price of half of a box) by sending the same amount to three people. If you are a student (and can verify it), you will also receive 50 percent off your first order.Fun fact: HomeChef also features a Kitchenware section on their site, offering up selections for necessary kitchen goods, from pants to meat thermometers and more. If you’ve never cooked a meal before, this could be a good place to see what you might need (outside of actual ingredients). 1. Sausage- and mushroom-stuffed peppers. 2. Chimichurri pork tenderloin with zucchini and yellow squash. kit. 3. Chimichurri pork tenderloin with zucchini and yellow squash. 4. Spinach-artichoke chicken with broccoli and radishes. HomeChef ReviewFirst, you develop a taste profile that will aid in meal selection. Aside from the usual elements such as meat, poultry, fish, or vegetarian, you can also select options that include calorie-conscious meals, bone-in meat, advanced recipes, spiciness, and more. You can change your preferences at any time, but it was useful to start with this so you can see the best options for your palate.We decided that we were okay with most things, though we did also add the calorie-conscious factor into our profile. For our delivery, we received chimichurri pork tenderloin with zucchini and yellow squash,  spinach-artichoke chicken with broccoli and radishes, and sausage- and mushroom-stuffed peppers. You’re able to click on each recipe to see the ingredients and steps before you order, all of which is repeated on card stock recipe sheets that come with each delivery. Your initial order also comes with a binder in which you can keep the recipes for reference. Once you’ve completed the recipe and rated it online, it goes into your online cookbook, where you’re able to sort by cook time, spice level, carbs, calories, and difficulty. On the online recipe, you also get to see the chef who created the recipe, which is a nice touch.Upon delivery, the ingredients are separated by meals, with all of the meats in a separate bag. This easy identification may seem simple, but it eliminates the need for having to look through numerous small bottles or bags for the right herb later in the week. The packaging is recyclable, aiding in easy cleanup of the packing material.The recipes each took about 35 minutes to complete and were not all that complicated. As we mentioned earlier, you can request advanced recipes, but for a base-level-difficulty meal, the directions are straight-forward and to the point, though at times the amount of oil used for cooking seems to be a little too much.All in all, the meals get an eight out of 10. For a half hour of work, the meals are simple yet flavorful.As far as taste goes, the pork tenderloin was the tastiest due to the mix of savory (seasoned pork) and fresh (chimichurri), with the chicken coming in second place (the cheese sauce was a little too overindulgent), and the stuffed peppers at third (it felt like it was missing something, such as another layer of spice flavor).All in all, the meals get an eight out of 10. For a half hour of work, the meals are simple yet flavorful and the ingredients — depending on your own palate — can vary widely from meal to meal, week to week. The price point isn’t too high or low, and the website is easy to navigate, making it easy to suspend or cancel one’s account when the time comes.Overall, the best part of HomeChef comes down to the variety of meal choices. With so many to choose from week after week, it makes it hard to repeat, if you’re not looking to repeat meals. Along the way, you also will build up a heck of a recipe index, both online and on paper.To order your own HomeChef box, click here. The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workoutslast_img read more

Austal Hands Over First Vessel to Turbine Transfers

October 24, 2019

first_imgzoom The first of three 27 metre Austal wind farm support vessels has successfully completed sea trials at Austal’s Philippine shipyard and is heading to Europe, where it will commence operations for Turbine Transfers.Christened Church Bay, the first Wind Express 27 catamaran will arrive in the UK in late April 2014 and commence operations shortly thereafter. Turbine Transfers has confirmed that the vessel will operate off the German Coast under contract with Dong Energy.Turbine Transfers is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Holyhead Towing Company, which has been operating work boats since the early 1960s. Its long term customers include Siemens, RWE NPower, Van Oord, Dong Energy, EnBW and Royal Boskalis Westminster.Managing Director of Turbine Transfers, Captain Mark Meade, said: “We have been very happy with the previous three 21 metre Wind Express vessels built by Austal and we have high expectations for the new larger 27 metre craft. Church Bay performed well on trials and met all performance expectations.”Joey Turano, President and General Manager of Austal’s Philippine Shipyard Operations, said the vessel had been specifically designed for operation in rough sea conditions.“We have built on the experience in designing and constructing the smaller 21 metre sister at the Philippines shipyard to ensure the Wind Express 27 provides stability and fuel efficiency through its highly-refined catamaran hull form, requiring less power and fuel to meet operational requirements,” Mr Turano said.“Given the high tunnel height and Austal’s advanced Z-bow chine hull form, the vessel is able to operate at speeds of around 30 knots with targeted seakeeping ability in up to two metres significant wave height. Church Bay also has a four engine arrangement with four independent drive trains, which is believed to be unique in the wind farm support vessel market and provides an unparalleled degree of operational efficiency,” added Mr Turano.With a trial’s deadweight of 12.5 tonnes, Church Bay achieved a top speed of 31.4 knots and a comfortable cruising speed in the range of 26-27 knots.The vessel has four Caterpillar C18 diesel engines rated at 553kW at 2,100 rpm each drive a Rolls Royce 36 A3 waterjets. The advantage of the four engine installation with each engine driving its own waterjet is redundancy.In trials, with one engine shut down Church Bay achieved 24.2 knots and with only one drive train operational in each hull the catamaran still achieved a sustainable speed of 13 knots.In addition to incorporating the proven features of hull shape and high tunnel that have been fundamental to the success of the three earlier 21 metre vessels achieving an exemplary reputation as excellent rough weather boats, the latest 27 metre design also incorporates the option for fitting a pair of fixed T-foils.The 27m Wind Express vessel’s practical arrangement enables comfortable transits for up to 12 wind farm personnel, with a high quality interior fit-out, good visibility, and ample fore and aft cargo stowage space.It also has accommodation for up to eight crew in a live-aboard, four-cabin arrangement with bunks located on the main deck aft of the passenger saloon.The subsequent 27 metre vessels in the three-vessel contract, Mill Bay and Bull Bay, are expected to be loaded for transportation to Europe later this month.Austal, April 14, 2014last_img read more

Government Pilots New Model for Youth Health in Schools

October 22, 2019

first_img Dr. Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in adolescent mental health (panel chair) Dr. Alexa Bagnell, interim chief of child and adolescent psychiatry, IWK Health Centre Dr. John LeBlanc, pediatrician, IWK Health Centre Jessie-Lee McIsaac, professor and Canada Research Chair in early childhood diversity and transitions, Mount Saint Vincent University “Youth health centres are already a go-to place for support and services in many schools,” said Dr. Kutcher. “By building on what’s working and making improvements with youth in mind, we will be able to reach young people earlier and more often.” Youth health centres have been in many Nova Scotia schools for more than 14 years, and are now in 70 junior high and high schools. They offer a range of services, including health education, health promotion, information and referral, follow-up support, and some clinical services. SchoolsPlus, which will expand to all schools by the end of the 2018-19 school year, is often hosted within a youth health centre. Better integrating youth health services was one of four recommendations put forward by the Minister’s Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions. Government committed $1 million in the 2018-19 budget to advance this work. The pilot will begin in January 2019. Amherst Regional High School Citadel High School Glace Bay High School Digby Regional High School (new youth health centre) Four Nova Scotia high schools will pilot a new model for youth health centres. The model will be designed in partnership with students, teachers, administrators, SchoolsPlus staff, youth health centre co-ordinators, and other health and education stakeholders. “Schools play an important role in promoting health and connecting young people to the help they need,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “We want to make it easier for youth to access the services and supports they need – from mental health and addictions, to physical and sexual health – when and where they need it.” The following schools will participate in the pilot: The pilot project will see stakeholders help develop a consistent approach to youth health across the province. It will focus on youth-friendly access to integrated services and supports that promote wellness and help students stay healthy and do better in school. “We’re seeing more students each year for everything from stress about an upcoming test, to food insecurity at home,” said Erin Poirier, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s youth health centre co-ordinator at Citadel High School in Halifax. “Being part of this pilot will help us better understand the changing needs of youth at Citadel High and how we can better respond to those needs.” An expert panel on youth health provided guidance and direction to government on this project. Panel members are: last_img read more

Senior citizen killed in DLF City house in Gurugram

October 18, 2019

first_imgGurugram: A 70-year-old woman was found strangulated in her home in the upscale DLF phase 1 area of Haryana’s Gurugram, a police official said on Friday. Some valuables, including bangles and a gold chain, were missing from her body. The deceased, Indira was unmarried and lived alone in E-block of the locality. She was found dead in her bedroom, said Subhash Bokan, PRO of Gurugram Police. Her sister, who lives in Sushant Lok phase 1, said: “I call her daily to know what she is doing. When I called her on Friday morning, there was no reply from the other side. I repeatedly called her over the phone. But to no avail. “So I went to her home and found that the door was open and she was lying unconscious on the bed. She was also not breathing. I immediately raised an alarm.” Bokan said: “We have brought in the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) team to collect samples from the house. We are also scanning the CCTV cameras of the neighbourhood to get any clue on the attackers.”last_img read more

Canada to apologize for turning away Naziera ship of Jews Trudeau says

October 17, 2019

first_imgTORONTO – Canada will formally apologize for turning away a boat full of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939, resulting in scores of them dying, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.In a well-received speech to a sold-out Jewish fundraising event, Trudeau said the decision by Canada to force the German ocean liner “MS St. Louis” to return to Europe was a blight on our collective past.“An apology in the House of Commons will not rewrite this shameful chapter of our history,” Trudeau said. “It will not bring back those who perished or repair the lives shattered by tragedy. But it is our hope that this long overdue apology will bring awareness to our failings, as we vow to never let history repeat itself.”In the run-up to the Second World War and the ensuing Holocaust, the Canadian government heeded anti-Semitic sentiment by severely restricting Jewish immigration. From 1933 to 1945, only about 5,000 Jewish refugees were accepted due to what Trudeau called “our discriminatory ‘none is too many’ immigration policy” in place at the time.He called the turning away of the ship a “most egregious” example of the misguided policy.The “St. Louis” was carrying 907 German Jews fleeing Nazi persecution. Its captain, Gustav Schröder, tried in vain to find homes for his passengers. In addition to Cuba, the United States also turned away the refugees.Forced to return to Europe, 254 of those aboard eventually died in the slaughter that became the Holocaust.“We cannot turn away from this uncomfortable truth, and Canada’s part in it,” Trudeau said. “We must learn from this story, and let its lessons guide our actions going forward.”The March of the Living program has seen thousands of Holocaust survivors and others travel to Poland to honour the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in concentration camps.Trudeau spoke eloquently of his own pilgrimage to Auschwitz, the infamous concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.“We stared at the barbed wire fences that once separated the enslaved from their captors. We marched along the railways that delivered so many Jews to their deaths,” Trudeau said.“My visit to Auschwitz will forever stay with me and guide my time — as prime minister, but also as a father, husband, son, brother and citizen.”In a statement, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre applauded Trudeau’s announcement as a “meaningful step” toward acknowledging the shameful chapter.“While an apology can never change the past, it can awaken the national conscience to ensure such grave mistakes are never repeated in the future,” centre president Avi Benlolo said.Trudeau also said recent figures indicate 17 per cent of all hate crimes in Canada target Jewish people. He said it pained him that Jews “more than any other religious group” are the victims of hate crimes.“We need to do more, as a society, to end xenophobic and anti-Semitic attitudes that still take root in our communities, in our schools, and in our places of work,” the prime minister said.The Toronto-based Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs also applauded Trudeau’s announcement.“A formal apology will be a powerful statement to Holocaust survivors and their families, including St. Louis passengers who live in Canada today, said CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel in a statement.“It will also affirm Canada’s continued vigilance in the ongoing fight against antisemitism.”Trudeau said he looked forward to offering the apology himself on the floor of the House of Commons, but he gave no date. The audience applauded loudly at the announcement.Tuesday was the first official recognition of May as Jewish Heritage Month, a designation passed by the Commons earlier this year.The fundraiser raised more than $1.1 million.last_img read more

Energy sector weighs on Toronto stocks while US stocks surge higher

October 12, 2019

Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index crept lower in late-morning trading despite gains in the energy sector amid stronger oil prices.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 14.01 points at 15,449.13.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 341.55 points at 24,921.51. The S&P 500 index was up 20.83 points at 2,660.83, while the Nasdaq composite was up 68.96 points at 7,097.25.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.78 cents US compared with an average of 75.38 cents US on Tuesday.The March crude contract was up US$1.22 at US$54.53 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was down 3.5 cents at US$2.87 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US$1.80 at US$1,317.00 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 5.10 cents at US$2.78 a pound. read more

Moroccan Government to Form Vigilance Committee to Monitor the Labor Market

October 12, 2019

Rabat – As unemployment rate in Morocco is still high, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani announced that the government will set up a “vigilance committee” designated to oversee the job market and study the unemployment-related challenges faced by Morocco.Responding to the challenges,  El Othmani said that the new committee, which will operate nationally, regionally, and sectorally, will evaluate how well policies, strategies, plans are implemented, according to a government statement.The decision aims to “put into place Morocco’s national plan” regarding the creation of job opportunities as outlined in the operational program 2018-2021, which the Ministerial Committee on Employment ratified in 2018. One of the tasks of the committee would be to run “periodical monitoring” of the outcomes achieved by the sectoral plans and strategies in terms of job creation and loss, and to pinpoint setbacks against the strategy targets. It will also work on anticipating future job opportunities as well as developing ways to reach employment targets.Read also: Survey: 57% of Moroccan Employees Say Ramadan Does Not Impact ProductivityAccording to the same statement, this committee will also undertake to develop and unify new approaches, as well as “putting forward practical measures to increase the chance of harmony between the sectoral plans and wider policies.”The committee will be comprised of a number of representatives of various sectors and institutions, who will examine the quantitative and qualitative data on the labour market, from economic sectors, projects that are faced with employee-related issues. The committee will also find ways to bridge gaps in the job market.The committee will involve over 15 government ministries. The number of job opportunities the government created in the public sector has increased, amounting to 138,791 within the last three years. read more

BC conference hears First Nations consultation a must for LNG proponents

October 3, 2019

by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2016 2:58 pm MDT Last Updated May 12, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. conference hears First Nations consultation a must for LNG proponents VANCOUVER – Aboriginal consultation must be the top priority for liquefied natural gas proponents in Canada, say a company and First Nation that have partnered to build a LNG facility on Vancouver Island.Steelhead LNG president Victor Ojeda and Malahat Nation CEO Renee Racette spoke to the Canada LNG Export conference in Vancouver on Wednesday about minimizing the risk of costly delays through collaboration.Ojeda told a crowd of engineers and businesspeople that the company began consulting with the Malahat well before entering the regulatory process or advanced design phase.“Frankly, I don’t know why it would make business sense to do it later, when you’ve invested a lot more,” he said. “(Early consultation) makes business sense from our perspective and it’s the right thing to do.”The pair made the comments as LNG proponents in British Columbia try to coax often fiercely-opposed First Nations to consider the economic promises of such projects.Pacific NorthWest LNG, for example, recently won conditional support from the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation after a long battle that saw the community initially reject a $1.14 billion-benefit deal.There are 19 LNG proposals in B.C., but even those that have First Nations support still face serious challenges including weakened Asian demand and slumping energy prices.Steelhead LNG and the Malahat announced a mutual benefits agreement and long-term lease last summer to develop Malahat LNG, which would include floating liquefaction facilities in Saanich Inlet off Bamberton, about 40 kilometres north of Victoria.The Malahat bought the 5.25-square kilometre Bamberton site in July 2015, in what Racette called “one of the largest aboriginal land purchases in Canadian history.”The facility would be capable of producing six million tonnes of LNG a year and would be fuelled by a 128-kilometre pipeline. A final investment decision from Steelhead LNG is expected in 2018 with production to begin in 2022.Racette told the audience that indigenous people are the poorest people in Canada and need to build their local economies.“When you travel through much of B.C., you know when it’s reserve land, and you know when it’s not reserve land,” she said. “You can see that on the Island, the huge disparity of wealth and poverty. It’s not justifiable and it’s not OK anymore.”She said the Malahat is already addressing its extreme unemployment by working aggressively with Steelhead LNG. The project is expected to create 30 years of revenue and 150 full-time jobs.However, Racette acknowledged in an interview after her speech that neighbouring aboriginal groups staunchly oppose the project.Four First Nations, collectively known as the WSANEC, have vowed protests and court action if the LNG facility moves ahead. The nations did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.Racette said the Malahat is working to ease the concerns of its neighbours through dialogue.“There’s a lot of fear out there that we’re going to have to address and there’s a lot of poor information,” she said. “But we’re trying to work through it together. That’s something that Steelhead is also looking to us to lead on.”Jennifer Siddon, a Woodfibre LNG spokeswoman, also spoke at the conference. The Squamish Nation has granted its own legally-binding environmental certificate for the Woodfibre LNG project on Howe Sound, 60 kilometres north of Vancouver.“The main thing we can’t underscore enough is to start the conversation early,” she said. “Don’t make the assumption that it’s a ‘No’ because it’s a resource project.”Also on Wednesday, the Simpcw First Nation in B.C.’s Southern Interior announced a mutual benefits agreement signalling its support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Chief Nathan Matthew said in a statement that the Simpcw will play an “active role” in all aspects of the project within its territory, including environmental stewardship and economic benefits.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter. read more

Kentucky issues harmful algae warning for Ohio River

October 2, 2019

State officials also issued an advisory for Briggs Lake near Russellville.The advisory means algal toxins have been found at various locations along the water. Swimming, wading, and other water activities are not recommended during the advisory.State officials say ingested water may increase the risk of gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also cause skin irritation. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Division of Water and Department for Public Health are issuing a public health advisory for harmful algal bloom along the Ohio River.The advisory is for people using the waters for recreation. The advisory area is from the McAlpine Dam near Louisville to the Greenup Dam near Greenup in northeastern Kentucky.- Advertisement – read more

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida

September 21, 2019

first_img Short URL By Associated Press Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 5:53 PM Share29 Tweet Email 6 Comments Dec 1st 2016, 5:53 PM 11,296 Views Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida A SWAT team stormed the building after the gunman was distracted by two people making a run for it. center_img Source: Jax Sheriff’s Office/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3114474 LIVE on #Periscope: Bank robbery with hostages https://t.co/38vjosmp7p— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) December 1, 2016 Can’t watch the video? Click here. Williams said that moment came when two people who had been hiding inside the bank unbeknown to the suspect made a run for it, distracting the gunman.SWAT team members then rushed into the Community First Credit Union and put themselves between the suspect and hostages, according to the sheriff.The suspect is now in custody.Read: Six bodies believed to be from same family found in Austrian houseRead: Concern for Buzz Aldrin’s health as he is evacuated from South Pole The scene earlier today Source: Gary McCullough AP/Press Association ImagesA SWAT TEAM has rescued 11 people held hostage at a credit union in Jacksonville, Florida.A gunman took the people hostage earlier today.Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said that after the suspect put his gun to the back of the head of one hostage, SWAT team members had resolved to storm the premises at the first opportunity. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Nokia World Microsoft dévoile lapplication Xbox Companion

September 20, 2019

first_imgNokia World : Microsoft dévoile l’application “Xbox Companion”Microsoft profite du Nokia World pour présenter toutes les qualités de son système d’exploitation. Dernier exemple en date, l’application “Xbox Companion” qui transformera votre téléphone en télécommande intelligente.Microsoft a tout a fait intégré la nécessité de flexibilité entre ses appareils grâce à des applications. Les smartphones Windows Phone 7 bénéficieront d’un module Xbox 360 (qui sera introduit dans l’onglet Xbox Live) appellée l’application “Xbox Companion”.Présenté au Nokia World, on peut déjà voir l’étendue de ses possibilités à travers plusieurs vidéos sur le Web.Elle consiste à changer son smartphone en télécommande. Cela permet d’avoir le contrôle des vidéos et des musiques lues par la Xbox 360. Microsoft expliquait que cette application permettrait de faire des recherches de films pour les lire ensuite sur la console, puis contrôler leur lecture, simplement.L’application Xbox Companion peut aussi être utilisée pour bénéficier de davantage d’informations au sujet des films. On imagine tout de même que les fiches films prendront un peu de temps avant d’être renseignées mais qu’à terme la base de donnée pourra s’enrichir et s’avérer vraiment utile. D’ailleurs vu ses promesses, pourquoi s’en passer…Le 28 octobre 2011 à 19:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Joyeuses fêtes de Noël avec le Google Doodle du jour

September 20, 2019

first_imgJoyeuses fêtes de Noël avec le Google Doodle du jour !En ce 24 décembre, Google a procédé à son traditionnel changement de logo pour célébrer Noël, la fête qui émerveille tant des millions d’enfants à travers le monde.  Une girafe qui frappe ses cymbales, un lapin qui joue du tambourin, précédé d’un canard jaune sur roulettes, le tout mené par un soldat sautillant : la page d’accueil de Google a revêtu un caractère joyeux et enfantin ce matin ! Mais comment aurait-il pu en être autrement en ce 24 décembre ?! Alors que des millions d’enfants trépignent déjà d’impatience avant le grand soir et que bon nombre de personnes sont encore en pleine course aux cadeaux, Google a décidé de remplacer son logo par un joli Doodle festif et enchanteur. Une petite scénette qui tombe à pic pour célébrer Noël et souhaiter Joyeuses fêtes à tous les internautes ! Dans un décor multicolore, on suit ainsi cette fanfare de jouets qui nous emmène dans un merveilleux petit monde surplombé par les lettres pastels de Google. De qui fournir un avant-goût aux parents qui verront dès demain leurs bambins se jeter avidement sur leurs jouets avant de passer leur journée à s’amuser avec. Mais comme le géant de Mountain View n’est jamais à court d’idée, il n’en est pas resté là pour Noël et a poussé la célébration encore plus loin avec le “Santa tracker”. Comme son nom l’indique, cette petite page imaginée par Google est tout simplement destinée à… suivre le Père Noël dans sa folle journée de livraison ! On apprend ainsi que le personnage préféré de tous les enfants enfourchera son traineau dès 11H ce matin heure français pour entamer son grand voyage. Une application pour suivre le père Noël autour du monde À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”La veille de Noël, nous vous présenterons le tableau de bord du père Noël, qui retrace son voyage autour du monde. Nous l’avons conçu grâce aux informations fournies par l’un de ses nombreux lutins, qui travaillent d’arrache-pied depuis le pôle Nord pour préparer sa tournée. Il intègre les toutes dernières fonctionnalités de Google Maps, vous permettant ainsi de suivre le père Noël autour du monde et d’en savoir plus sur certaines de ses étapes”, explique Google sur la page.Mais ce n’est pas tout : “Les joyeux lutins vous invitent également à découvrir le village du père Noël pendant les préparatifs du grand jour : des activités amusantes vous y attendent, et vous croiserez peut-être quelques personnages intéressants sur votre chemin”, ajoute t-il. De quoi faire patienter les enfants avant que l’heure fatidique n’arrive ! Le 24 décembre 2012 à 10:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Director Terrible Death Note Movie Has Deleted His Twitter

September 20, 2019

first_imgStay on target The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeJump Force is a Fighting Game With Favorite Shonen Action Heroes The Death Note film adaptation from Netflix was pretty terrible. There’s no sugarcoating it. I’m sure that even if I didn’t absolutely love the original manga series and the anime adaptation I still wouldn’t have found it a productive use of my time to watch the movie. I did watch it, however, all the way through, and it just made me angry and confused. And annoyed, because how dumb is Light anyway to show this random girl at school that he can kill people with a special book as soon as he gets the thing? Brainless.At any rate, I’m sure there’s been worse commentary, particularly from denizens of the internet who also found the movie to be quite lacking, much like myself. I can only imagine the feedback from the abhorrent film, which director Adam Wingard had to put up with since the film made its debut on Netflix. Wingard wasn’t exactly friendly in his discourse with all the Twitter users who apparently sent him criticism and comments about the movie, so it appears he’s ended up deleting his Twitter account.While it’s not really noteworthy or important that Wingard decided to remove himself from the social network, what is interesting is the fact that this might spell doom for any sequels or additional work Netflix may have been looking at for the live-action Death Note film. It’s one thing to get away from criticism entirely, but perhaps Wingard has come to terms with the fact that yes, while “film criticism is different than b*tching at filmmakers on twitter” as he tweeted before, you’ve got to be able to deal with commentary in this business, which can sometimes be negative.Of course, this Twitter deletion could have nothing to do with the tweets or the outrage from fans who expected something better and perhaps Wingard decided to step back for a bit and stop dealing with the daily frustrations of being a public figure. Perhaps he can reflect on making less cringe-worthy films in the interim.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Vancouver House Authority raises Section 8 payment standards

September 19, 2019

first_imgVancouver Housing Authority’s board of commissioners voted Thursday to raise payment standards for Housing Choice Vouchers, otherwise known as Section 8, which will give low-income renters more options when they search for a place to live.The housing authority did not raise payment standards last year due to budget constraints. This time, the board voted unanimously to raise payment standards for studios up to three-bedroom rentals, essentially matching the current fair-market rents set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Four- and five-bedroom payment standards remained the same because they were raised previously.)“We’re catching up with a fairly big adjustment,” David Overbay, federal program policy manager at Vancouver Housing Authority, said in an interview with The Columbian. “It’s good news that we can afford it.”For 2018, the housing authority budgeted about $22.6 million for housing assistance payments, its largest overall expense. In recent years these payments have become increasingly costly as the housing authority fills a widening gap between tenant contributions and the full rent amount. In response, the housing authority raised tenant contributions from 33 to 35 percent of their adjusted income.The housing authority subtracts 35 percent of a tenant’s income from their payment standard, which varies based on the number of bedrooms. If rent and utilities cost more than the payment standard, the tenant has to cover the difference. Currently, 32 percent of Section 8 tenants pay more than 35 percent of their income toward rent and utilities, because their rent is higher than the payment standard.last_img read more

September 17, 2019

California primary moved to March how this effects presidential candidates

first_img April 3, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – By moving its primary to March, California might determine who the Democratic presidential nominee will be in the 2020 election cycle. Delegate rich California, along with Texas, will be joining 13 other states on  Super Tuesday, which could reduce the Democratic field to a handful of candidates.The Democratic field is so large the party may need to split the TV debates into two tiers, over two days, and Political Consultant John Dadian says if you’re tier two you might think about closing your campaign office.Shifting the Primary from June to March 3rd was intended to force candidates to talk about the issues important to California voters.California voters will have mail ballots in their hands on February 3rd, the same day Iowa’s caucus and a month later, after the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, comes Super Tueday involving 16 states including California and Texas.If you want the nomination you cannot dismiss California. The three front runners in California  are Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Steve Bosh Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter California primary moved to March, how this effects presidential candidates Steve Bosh, Posted: April 3, 2019last_img read more

Firefighters contain apartment fire early Friday

September 16, 2019

first_imgCrews put out a fire early Friday at the Robinwood Apartments in the Harney Heights neighborhood near Fourth Plain Boulevard.Firefighters were called to the apartments at 3311 E. 18th St. at 3:28 a.m., said Joe Spatz, a Vancouver Fire Department spokesman. Engine 3 arrived at 3:33 a.m. and crews found heavy smoke in an apartment on the first floor, he said.The fire was controlled and contained to the one apartment, Spatz said. Four engines, one ladder truck and two battalion chiefs responded.All three residents of the apartment got out safely. Two were able to stay with friends. The Red Cross came to help residents of nearby apartments, he said.There is no damage estimate at this time and the fire is still under investigation.last_img read more

BPA extends comment period on transmission line

September 16, 2019

first_imgPeople hoping to weigh in on a proposed transmission line through Southwest Washington will have an extra 24 days to do so, the Bonneville Power Administration announced Wednesday.The BPA extended the formal comment period after several requests for more time, according to the agency. That included a letter sent from U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler on behalf of citizen advocate Cheryl Brantley, who leads the group A Better Way for BPA. Others had asked to keep the project on schedule and make a decision quickly, according to BPA.“This strikes a balance that should meet the needs of those requesting an extension, and those eager for us to reach our decision,” BPA project manager Mark Korsness said in a statement.The BPA will now accept feedback until noon March 25. That brings the total comment period to 132 days, according to BPA.The agency has proposed building a 500-kilovolt transmission line between Castle Rock and Troutdale, Ore. The BPA last November picked its preferred route for the $459 million project, but three other possibilities remain on the table.Two open house meetings are scheduled for next week, including a Feb. 6 gathering at 5 p.m. in Clark College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver.last_img read more

September 6, 2019

UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1000

first_imgTRIPOLI: The UN Security Council called Friday for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000 including scores killed in an air strike that hit a detention center for migrants. The council condemned the attack late Tuesday on the Tajoura detention camp east of Tripoli and “stressed the need for all parties to urgently de-escalate the situation and to commit to a ceasefire,” said a joint statement. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces hold eastern Libya and much of the country’s south, launched an offensive in early April to wrestle the capital from forces loyal to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). Air strikes and ground fighting have since left nearly 1,000 people dead and some 5,000 wounded, the UN’s World Health Organization said. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The fighting has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes and threaten to plunge Libya into deeper conflict. Among the dead are 53 migrants killed Tuesday night in an air raid on a detention center in the Tripoli suburb of Tajoura, held by the GNA, which accused Haftar’s forces of carrying out the strike. A Geneva-based spokesman for the International Organization for Migration said six children were among the migrants killed. Advertise With Us Joel Millman said that 350 migrants, including 20 women and four children, were still detained at the center, one of five air hangars hit in the raid. World powers have been divided over how to respond to Haftar’s offensive, with the United States and Russia refusing to condemn the Libyan strongman. The British-drafted council statement condemned the attack on the migrant camp, called for a return to political talks and for full respect of the arms embargo on Libya. It followed a closed-door council meeting on Wednesday during which US diplomats said they needed more time to consult with Washington on the proposed text. The United Nations has called for an independent investigation to determine who was responsible for the strike on the center, which housed some 600 migrants, mainly from African countries. UN shared coordinates UN agencies and humanitarian groups have repeatedly voiced concern over the plight of thousands of migrants and refugees held in detention centers near combat zones in the capital. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed outrage over the attack and said the United Nations had shared the coordinates of the detention center with the warring sides to protect the civilians. The carnage in Tajoura was “a tragedy that should have never happened”, said Charlie Yaxley, spokesman for the UN’s refugee agency. Libya has become a major conduit for migrants seeking to reach Europe and remains prey to numerous militias vying for control of the country’s oil wealth. Rights groups say migrants face horrifying abuses in Libya, and their plight has worsened since Haftar launched the offensive against Tripoli. According to the UN, some 5,700 refugees and migrants are being held in detention centers in Libya, 3,300 of which are vulnerable to fighting in and around Tripoli. Plane downed An initial lightning assault in early April saw Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army steam towards the capital. But they have since been bogged down on its southern outskirts, where frontlines have been frozen for months. The GNA forces launched a surprise counter-attack late last month, seizing the strategic town of Gharyan, the main supply base for Haftar’s offensive. After the setback, Haftar’s forces threatened to intensify strikes against their rivals. Both sides have launched daily air raids throughout the fighting and each lost several planes. Troops loyal to Haftar said late Thursday they had downed a GNA jet near the town of Tarhuna, used by the LNA as a rear base some 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Tripoli. A GNA spokesman said they had lost contact with the L39 Albatros, which had been on a combat mission south of the capital, without providing further details. The rival camps have remained convinced that with the help of their backers, they can win the battle. The GNA receives support from Turkey and Qatar, and Haftar is backed by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and according to experts, to some degree by the United States.last_img read more

Sensex falls as Karnataka election outcome disappoints

September 5, 2019

first_imgIndian pedestrians walk on Dalal Street – Trader’s Street – next to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on March 7, 2014. Representational image.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesIndian shares fell on Wednesday (16 May) as doubts over the composition of the next government in the southern state of Karnataka dampened investor risk appetite.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 104 seats, falling marginally short of the 113 seats needed to form a government, while the opposition Congress clinched 78.The Congress said it was ready to let regional party Janata Dal (Secular), which stood third with 37 seats, to form a government to stop the Hindu nationalist BJP from taking power.However, analysts say the outcome of Karnataka’s election results only strengthens the BJP’s re-election prospects in 2019, something the markets will be optimistic about.”Markets are at very high levels and hence very volatile, so every event will be met with overreaction,” said Sudhakar Pattabiraman, head of research operations at William O’Neil’s MarketSmith.”Because of a few state elections coming up this year, expect markets to remain volatile but in the long term, things look extremely positive. There are strong indications that BJP will win the 2019 general elections.”India also announced its trade deficit data on Tuesday, which slightly widened to $13.72 billion in April from $13.25 billion a year ago.The broader NSE Nifty was down 0.46 percent at 10,751.8 as of 0611 GMT, while the benchmark BSE Sensex was 0.38 percent lower at 35,408.98.Asian shares were down as well after North Korea called off talks with South Korea, throwing a U.S.-North Korean summit into doubt.The index of state-run banks fell 3.3 percent, dragged down by Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Syndicate Bank Ltd, which fell 13.7 percent and 10.7 percent respectively, after the duo posted a March-quarter loss on Tuesday.PNB reported a record quarterly loss of 134.17 billion rupees ($1.98 billion) with analysts worried about the bank’s growth prospects, while Syndicate Bank posted a loss of 21.95 billion rupees compared with a profit of 1.04 billion rupees last year.Reliance Communications Ltd dropped to its lowest in six months after India’s bankruptcy court allowed a insolvency plea filed by Sweden’s Ericsson.last_img read more