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We spoiled the party Mbappe agonises over Man Utd defeat

first_imgParis: Kylian Mbappe said he was left “stunned” by Paris Saint-Germain’s gut-wrenching exit from the Champions League in midweek as Manchester United pulled off an improbable comeback in the last 16. Marcus Rashford’s 94th-minute penalty at the Parc des Princes gave United a 3-1 win in France to send the English club through on away goals after becoming the first team in the competition’s history to overturn a 2-0 home defeat. “I’m stunned. I haven’t been able to sleep,” Mbappe told TF1 in an interview. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “It’s difficult, we’d worked so hard to get to this point and we’re disappointed. We’re going to try and pick ourselves back up.” PSG’s game at Nantes this weekend was postponed although they remain well clear of second-placed Lille and all but assured a sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons. Thomas Tuchel’s men are also through to the last four of the French Cup, but Mbappe admitted it was hard to look ahead to rest of the season with the pain of Wednesday’s defeat still raw. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open “Honestly, it’s hard to give it too much thought because the Champions League was our goal. The stadium was full for a magnificent occasion, we spoiled the party. We didn’t want to ruin it but in the end we did.” However, the 20-year-old allayed any fears among PSG fans that his immediate future could lie elsewhere in the wake of the club’s latest European failure. “I think I will be here, that’s guaranteed even,” he said. “With this elimination and all the problems it’s going to create, there’s no point in my personal situation being added to it. So there, that’s clear and precise.”last_img read more

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Ontario considers offering electricity consumers new more flexible rate plans

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2016 1:46 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario will change the way it buys electricity so it doesn’t focus on wind, solar or any specific technology, and is looking at more flexible billing plans for hydro consumers.Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault says the Liberals want to be “technology agnostic” when they sign contracts for new electricity, and focus more on the outcome than on the way the power would be generated.Thibeault admits that signing 20-year-contracts for renewable energy projects that specified a generation technology was “arbitrary, and led to sub-optimal siting, uncompetitive prices and heightened community concern.”Premier Kathleen Wynne recently admitted her government made a mistake by not recognizing the impact of its energy policies on electricity bills, and promised some sort of relief for consumers.Thibeault told the Empire Club of Canada that Ontario has signed contracts for so much electricity that any future deals will be for minimal amounts of power because it “will be seeking to secure supply on the margins.”The energy minister also questioned time-of-use pricing for electricity, which charges much higher rates during peak daylight hours, a practice that critics say unfairly hurts seniors and others who stay home during the day.People should have the flexibility to sign up for electricity plans that better suit their needs just like they can shop around for different telephone and Internet service plans, added Thibeault.“I need to work with the industry to talk about ways of giving consumers options,” he said. “The smart meters are a great thing…and for me it’s time for us to start looking at all of the options to put a downward pressure on rates.”The auditor general reported last year that fees to cover excess payments to electricity generators over the market price cost consumers $37 billion between 2006 and 2014 as the electricity portion of bills jumped 70 per cent. The auditor warned those fees would cost another $133 billion from 2015 to 2032.The Progressive Conservatives said the Liberals should stop selling Hydro One, stop producing so much power that Ontario has to pay neighbouring states to take its excess, and restore municipal planning to the electricity sector.“The fact is we have these giant wind turbines going up in unwilling host communities for surplus electricity that we do not need,” said PC Leader Patrick Brown. “Their apology is fake when they don’t change any of their policies.”Asked how he can meet Wynne’s commitment to help consumers deal with soaring electricity rates _ in addition to the already announced plan to remove the eight per cent provincial portion of the HST from hydro bills starting in January _ Thibeault said everything was on the table.“If it’s 50 cents or $50, I’ll look at all options,” he said.The energy minister said the province wasn’t ready to remove a moratorium the Liberals imposed on off-shore wind power projects.“We still need to look at the science on that,” said Thibeault. “We’re still waiting for the (ministry of environment and climate change) to bring that information to us, and once we have that we’ll have to look at it as a government.” Ontario considers offering electricity consumers new, more flexible rate plans read more

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Solidarity across generations is vital for sustainable development UN special event hears

“The youth and the older persons in this room have wisdom, experience, energy and ideals,” the UN chief said in his video message to a special event at UN Headquarters, “Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals,” which was also addressed by his newly-appointed Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, and the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson. “Together, you can help break cycles of poverty that have lasted for generations – and trigger transformational change that endures for generations to come,” Mr. Guterres stressed. The event aimed to raise awareness of the valuable role youth and the elderly can play together in implementing the SDGs – ambitious and all-encompassing development targets agreed by more than 190 countries nearly two years ago to ensure growth and protect the people and planet. Mr. Thomson, now in his late-60s, talked about his own youth growing up in the Pacific island of Fiji, before mountains of plastic waste and ocean-warming had begun to threaten its very existence.VIDEO: To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the world needs to utilise the full potential of both the younger and the older generations, top UN officials told a special event in New York. He said he was determined to use his experience in order to speak out on behalf of the SDGs for many years to come. “We are going to ensure that all people, young and old, recognize themselves as the owners, drivers and beneficiaries of the SDGs […] As a grandfather, I care for all my being that we will bequeath sustainable world to our grandchildren and those who come after,” he said. Ms. Wickramanayake, who is 26, stressed that “building bridges for different generations to work together in a mutually empowering relationship is one of the most important factors affecting the implementation of the SDGs.” “It needs to be recognized that generations do not operate as a binary,” she said. “Solidarity across generations is key for social development, and for this we require new approaches in the workforce, in education, and in socioeconomic development. Aging populations must work with younger populations to foster successful and reciprocal intergenerational relations and partnerships, which will lie at the core of every well-integrated society.” Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including the Major Group on Children and Youth and the Stakeholder Group on Ageing, were also represented at today’s event, which was co-hosted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) and NGO/DPI Executive Committee. read more

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Big Ten Freshman of the Year Braxton Miller and Urban Meyer a

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer may be inheriting a new team, but it appears he has a building block in freshman quarterback Braxton Miller. On Miller’s 19th birthday Wednesday, the OSU quarterback was named the Big Ten Conference’s Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year. The award, which is presented to the conference’s most outstanding freshman, is named after Darrell Thompson who played running back for Minnesota in 1986 and Antwaan Randle El who played quarterback for Indiana from 1998-2001. Miller threw for 997 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions on the year, but also was effective on the ground. He was OSU’s leading rusher with 695 yards and seven touchdowns. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Miller figures to be the Buckeyes’ quarterback to begin the Meyer-era of OSU football. “All due respect, everybody in this room,” Meyer said to the media at his introductory press conference Monday, “(Meeting Miller) was the highlight of my day, not this. Sitting there shaking hands with that good-looking quarterback with a nice smile and a very humble player. “To tell you I’m excited to coach him, I’m not using the correct adjectives. And because there’s mixed company around I’m not going to use the correct adjectives, how excited I am.” Meyer, known for running a spread offense that utilizes a quarterback who can both run and throw, has helped develop high-profile quarterbacks like Alex Smith, whom he coached at Utah, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, whom he coached at Florida. Both quarterbacks are currently starting for NFL teams. “We’ve been blessed to have some great quarterbacks,” Meyer said. “And I’m really thinking (Miller) can be — I’m putting a lot of pressure on this cat already — but he’s special. What I’ve seen on film he’s special. “I think Braxton Miller is a difference-maker at quarterback. You can build a team around what I saw.” ESPN college football analyst Todd McShay said that Meyer and Miller are a perfect fit. “I think Urban would be a good fit anywhere,” McShay said before a speaking engagement at OSU. “But I think a place that has a good, athletic quarterback with the enormous talent like Braxton Miller has, I think that that would be a perfect fit … It would be a perfect fit for Miller and what he needs in a system.” Miller is the seventh OSU player to win the Big Ten Conference’s freshman of the year award, joining the likes of Terrelle Pryor, Maurice Clarett and Orlando Pace. He will be presented with the award as part of the activities surrounding the Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game between Wisconsin and Michigan State. Miller led the Buckeyes to a 6-6 regular season record under interim coach Luke Fickell. He started the year as the backup, but took over the starting role from senior Joe Bauserman after the third game of the season and remained the Buckeye’s starter for the remaining nine games. OSU is waiting to if it they will be invited to participate in a bowl game. Fickell will serve as the team’s head coach while Meyer will spend the time focusing on recruiting. read more

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Antibiotic resistant Ecoli found in a quarter of supermarketbought chicken

first_imgA quarter of supermarket chicken contains antibiotic-resistant E.coli, according to Cambridge University research.The bug can cause stomach pain and kidney failure, and in severe cases can lead to death. The study found that superbug strains of E.coli were present in 22 of 92 chicken pieces. The meat was purchased from seven major British supermarkets and included different cuts from whole chickens to packs of drumsticks, legs, thighs and diced breast. The bug was found in samples from all of the supermarkets. Bugs like E.coli, salmonella and campylobacter are becoming resistant to antibiotics, and when contracted by humans, they are difficult for doctors to treat. Help support the fight to save our antibiotics https://t.co/8VLo08pC77 @BSACandJAC #AntibioticGuardian pic.twitter.com/s2QAcRZZ2k— NHS England North (@NHSEnglandNorth) August 24, 2016 The research looked at supermarket chicken from whole birds to diced breastCredit:Getty  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 researchers looked at 189 UK-origin pork and poultry products from Asda, Aldi, Coop, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. In total, 51 per cent of the E. coli from the pork and poultry was resistant to the antibiotic trimethoprim.  Roast chicken E.coli was linked to the deaths of 5,574 people last year in England alone, according to Public Health England figures. Mark Holmes, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Preventive Medicine at the University of Cambridge, described the levels of resistant E.coli as “worrying”.”Every time someone falls ill, instead of just getting a food poisoning bug they might also be getting a bug that is antibiotic resistant,” he told the Daily Mail. center_img By the time they get on to the right antibiotic the bug could be out of control. It can even lead to deathMark Holmes, University of Cambridge The research was commissioned by The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, who said in a statement: “These findings are a major concern as scientific evidence increasingly suggests that the overuse of antibiotics in intensive farming is contributing, via the food chain, to the increasing levels of resistance being found in human E. coli infections.”While antibiotic consumption in human medicine is also a major reason for the increasing resistance, some scientists argue that the farm contribution is so important that for antibiotic-resistant E. coli,  ‘We are what we eat’.” E. coli E. coli can make people seriously illCredit:Ikon Images /Rex / Shutterstock “If they end up developing sepsis or a urinary tract infection they may well find they have a bug that is resistant to the first choice antibiotic.”By the time they get on to the right antibiotic the bug could be out of control. It can even lead to death.”Families are advised to handle raw meat carefully and make sure it is cooked thoroughly to avoid contracting bugs from food. last_img read more

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Berge declines offer from SG Flensburg Handewitt

christian bergeSG Flensburg Team is so young and talented. We may be doing something really good here. I am so impressed with the Gøran Johannessen, Magnus Abelvik Red and Eivind Tangen on their first big championship. And Thorbjorn Bergerud, of course. With more experience and more training, there are opportunities for them to be truly good – concluded Berge, who overtook position of Norwegian NT coach in 2014 after Robert Hedin resigned.The fourth place at EHF EURO 2016 in Poland and silver at World Championship 2017 are just the first products of his class… Christian Berge won’t be a successor of Ljubomir Vranjes at SG Flensburg Handewitt! As Norwegian national team coach said for TV2.no, he won’t “jump off” the team with whom he plans to make a big things in the future, like it was at France 2017, where Scandinavians won silver medal.During the World Championship, I said that one day we will be at the top. When I say it, I can’t jump off – said Berge, who also admitted that there were no “concrete offer from the German team”. He stated also that he is happy in Elverum and about desire to stay there with his family – two kids and wife. ← Previous Story “LIONS” ON SWEDISH HANDS: Mikael Appelgren to stay until 2021! Next Story → FRANCE 2017: TOP 5 saves led by Torbjorn Bergerud read more

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Rick and Morty Season One ranked from worst to best

first_img Episode Eleven: Ricksy Business1/11Beth and Jerry are going out of town on a Titanic (the movie) themed evening. Rick and Summer decide to throw a party against Morty’s objections.The season goes out with it’s weakest episode, but “Ricksy Business” is entirely bad. This episode is the introduction of both Squanchy and Bird Person, with solid gags and lore-building. Other jokes are more funny as a concept than execution, like Rick’s failed attempt to make a morally balanced individual by mixing Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler. Conceptually, Abradolf Lincler’s emotional duality is hilarious, but the name is the funniest part of the execution of the bit. The Titanic date night is a fun B-plot with Jerry and Beth facing disappointment when the ship fails to sink. Everyone gets free James Cameroinon Rings, Jerry is upset the fourth wall is broken, and Beth wants to finish the novel she’s reading. Then, it turns out Jerry’s female janitor companion is a crazy attempted rapist, a sudden dark turn on a plot that was about Jerry getting disappointed.<><> Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty was conceived when Community creator Dan Harmon asked writer/animator Justin Roiland if he wanted to collaborate. The two resurrected a dirty-minded short Roiland had made for Harmon’s Channel 101 short video collective. The cartoon was called “The Adventures of Doc and Mharti” and was a spoof of Back to the Future’s core relationship between a super scientist and a teenager. They changed the names to avoid copyright problems and made Rick Marty’s grandpa so the premise would seem less creepy, and Rick and Morty was born.Rick and Morty works so well because of its constant contrast between silly, sitcom-like premises for conflict and the sort of bafflingly absurd sci-fi and fantasy imagined by Harmon and Roiland. The Venture Bros. could be the closest comparison, with both cartoons depicting petty, human families dealing with the implications of wild, over-the-top situations against a thematic backdrop of existential regret. Rick and Morty manages to turn darker faster and harder when it’s at its best, though, providing the kind of mood whiplash that only comes from mixing comedy, fantasy, and death in a single pot.Like all television shows, not all the first season episodes were great.  It took time for Rick and Morty to perfect its dissonant madness that juxtaposes mundane disappointment with fantastic, world-hopping super-science. Here’s the entire first season, ranked from worst to best. Adult Swim’s website has the first five episodes of Rick and Morty season one streaming for subscribers.Subscribers can  stream all eleven episodes on Hulu or buy Rick and Morty season one on DVD and Blu Ray.last_img read more

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Preview for tonights 1120 WWE NXT on WWE Network

first_img Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Facebook WhatsApp The following is scheduled for tonight’s 11/20 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:* Becky Lynch vs. Bayley* Baron Corbin vs. Elias Sampson* Bull Dempsey vs. Steve Cutler* Tyson Kidd vs. CJ Parker* The Jersey Boys vs. The Mechanics* Also appearing: The Ascension, The Vaudevillains, Hideo Itami & Finn BalorCheck back later this week for a detailed recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHow To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky LynchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 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 Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha center_img WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Twitter Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Will Becky Lynch Be Able To Continue Fighting With Fractured Jaw? Why Is Becky Lynch Is Calling Out Ronda Rousey Ahead Of Wrestlemania 35? Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location The Miz Google+last_img read more

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Citizen panel recommends changes to San Diego Police Department

first_img Posted: May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 Citizen panel recommends changes to San Diego Police Department 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) – A citizens advisory panel has issued its recommendations to enhance trust and allow community members to have a greater voice in the practices of the San Diego Police Department.A 15 member board of citizens interviewed police chiefs, officers and community members to come up with 30 recommendations. One of them was to impose a pilot moratorium on pretext stops, where an officer may pull someone over for a minor violation, while looking for evidence of another offense.The report said the practice has “negatively impacted the trust and increased the tension between police and citizen interactions during stops.”The board felt the pretext stops should be examined and recommended a pilot program to suspend stops in two communities for a trial six month period to see if that would improve relations between police and the community.Detective Jack Schaefer, the only police officer on the advisory board dissented and said the practice was a useful police tool to make arrests and solve crimes.The report also looked at training practices. Board members noted that an estimated 30 percent of the recruit candidates each year come from active “on the ground” military backgrounds.The report said the unbalanced workforce can lead to a certain “culture” in the department, “highlighting the premise it is easier to teach a candidate to fire a weapon than to teach them to effectively interact in communities of color.”The board suggested that the department extend its reach to people from other backgrounds. The Reverend Gerald Brown who is the executive director of the citizens panel said historically black colleges might be one place to recruit new officers.The recommendations also addressed officer wellness, especially in the area of post traumatic stress. The board suggested that the department initiate PTSD testing every six months for officers in the first year of the job.The San Diego Police Department said it welcomed the efforts of the CAB. According to police spokesperson, Lieutenant Shawn Takeuchi, “seeking community input is a key component of community oriented policing.”The recommendations will be presented at the city council committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods on June 26. Sasha Foo, center_img Sasha Foo Updated: 10:16 AM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Former La Jolla private school student files suit alleging teacher molestation

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 10, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Former La Jolla private school student files suit alleging teacher molestation KUSI Newsroom September 10, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A lawsuit filed on behalf of a former student at the private Bishop’s School in La Jolla alleges that a female computer science teacher repeatedly molested and harassed the now 41-year-old plaintiff over a two-year period, beginning when he was 16 years old.The alleged abuse included fondling, oral sex and sexual intercourse on campus grounds, the teacher’s home, a hotel, a restaurant, a park and other locations throughout San Diego, according to the lawsuit.The teacher — a married mother with children then in her early 30s — would sometimes bring John H. Doe into the computer lab and molest him with the door locked and windows covered, the complaint alleges.The alleged acts continued after the student turned 18 and was no longer a student at the college preparatory school, according to the plaintiff’s court papers.A statement issued by plaintiff’s attorney Vince Finaldi said the school, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and the teacher are defendants in the suit filed in San Diego Superior Court.Representatives from the school and the diocese could not immediately be reached for comment.According to the suit, Doe only realized last year through therapy that lingering “psychological injuries or illnesses” were the result of the abuse he allegedly suffered at the hands of the teacher.The suit alleges that on multiple occasions, other staff and the school’s headmistress saw the plaintiff and his computer science teacher leaving the computer lab together, with no other person in the room. The headmistress’ follow-up questions to the plaintiff, including “How are you really?” suggested knowledge about what was happening, according to the complaint.The court filing states that the teacher was fired in 2018 for reasons not stated in the lawsuit.Allegations against former Bishop’s School teachers have made headlines over the years, though the bulk of the allegations related to abuse that allegedly occurred in the 1970s and ’80s. A letter issued to alumni last year stated that seven graduates had come forward regarding alleged sexual abuse at the campus, with 15 separate incidents described, according to a July 2018 La Jolla Light article.Finaldi said, “This scandal-plagued school had every reason to be on guard given the long history of criminal sexual activity on their campus. Instead, they ignored all the warning signs and allowed a teacher to sexually molest, harass and threaten our client for two years.”Doe said in a statement, “I have chosen to keep my name private as is the right of every victim of child sexual assault in California. My message to other victims of abuse at the Bishop’s School is — contact law enforcement. Hold your abuser accountable. Protect other children. Your privacy will be respected, and you will be believed.” last_img read more

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Scuba divers unfurl rainbow pride flag in Florida Keys

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – Pride month celebrations are taking a deep dive in the Florida Keys.Scuba divers unfurled a rainbow pride flag on a ship turned artificial reef at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Saturday.The underwater flag was unfurled just as pride events are taking over Key West, Sunday.The flag incorporates both traditional rainbow stripes and the blue flag of the Florida Key’s alter ego, the Conch Republic.The artificial reef was once a missile tracking ship from the Cold War called the Vandenberg.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Former WWD Group Publisher to Launch Retailer Trade Title

first_imgIn addition to the edit staff, Erardy, who also serves as the magazine’s publisher, has three former WWD sales staffers working with him at Specialty Insider. Erardy first joined Conde Nast in 1994 as publisher of WWD for about eight years. He then served as senior vice president and publisher of sister title HFN before returning to WWD in early 2002. He was let go from Conde Nast in November 2008 as part of a company restructuring, he said.Insider Communications Group partnered with advertising/marketing firm Solveris on the launch and plans to hire at least one more sales staffer, based in Los Angeles. According to Erardy, Specialty Insider will not compete directly with WWD, which is published by Conde Nast’s Fairchild Publications. “It wouldn’t be wise to compete with WWD,” he said. “No one does retail news better so we’re not going in that direction. Specialty Insider will focus on retailers surviving the fashion industry at retail.”The launch issue of Specialty Insider will have 52 pages with about 18 devoted to advertising, Erardy said. “I might consider moving more to a paid model in the future, after readers get a feel for what we’re doing.” Ralph Erardy, the former senior vice president and group publisher of Conde Nast’s Women’s Wear Daily, has founded his own media company and plans to launch a trade magazine before the end of the month.The company, Insider Communications Group, is aiming to debut Specialty Insider, a title targeting specialty apparel retailers, on January 25. The quarterly title will carry an initial controlled circulation of 15,000.“A lot of people have told me I’m crazy for launching a magazine right now,” Erardy told FOLIO:. “But, if you have a good idea, people will listen and if they like it, they’ll buy it. I think the economy is beginning to turn around and I’ve since received a lot of support. If the product is right, which we think it is, now is the time to get it started and it’ll grow by itself and take off.”last_img read more

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GRAMMY Museum Mississippi To Celebrate Michael Jacksons Legacy

first_imgNews Twitter GRAMMY Museum Mississippi To Celebrate Michael Jackson’s Legacy Email GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Honors Michael Jackson grammy-museum-mississippi-celebrate-michael-jacksons-legacy The display will be located in the “Current Winners” case for a short period beginning on August 29, which would have been Jackson’s 59th birthday. Thriller, which received eight GRAMMY Awards including Album Of The Year for 1984, celebrates its 35th anniversary this Nov. 30.Highlights of the display include two of Jackson’s jackets worn by the late singer during performances of “Billie Jean” and “Beat It,” complete with Jackson’s autograph.For more information, including the schedule of events surrounding the display, please visit the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi’s website.Read More: Go Inside Michael Jackson’s Eight GRAMMYs For Thriller Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Michael Jackson GRAMMY memories Special display to open in honor of the 35th anniversary of his classic 1982 album, ‘Thriller’Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 28, 2017 – 2:41 pm The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will present a very special display celebrating the 35th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s classic 1982 album Thriller featuring exclusive artifacts in honor of the “King Of Pop.”last_img read more

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Southeast Alaska tribe takes initial steps to create their own tribal court

first_imgA Southeast Alaska tribe has taken the initial steps to begin creating their own tribal court.Yakutat Tlingit Tribe recently was awarded two grants — $720,000 plus $552,000 — totaling a little over $1 million to start their own tribal court system.The tribe’s executive director Nathan Moulton says it’s a demonstration of the tribe’s self-determination.“It really leads to true tribal sovereignty,” he said. “We’re creating a judicial branch within our tribal government and it’s a huge step towards demonstrating we are in fact a legitimate government.”Moulton says Yakutat Tlingit worked with the tribal court system at Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.“We decided to create a partnership agreement with Tlingit-Haida Tribal Courts initially to come in and set up a satellite court in Yakutat, where the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe would adopt the law-and-order codes from Tlingit and Haida Tribal Court,” Moulton said.One of the grants will help fund court staffing positions, including an Indian child welfare advocate, court room recording equipment and other supplies.Moulson says the Yakutat tribal court system will go along a way for support of crime victims and the perpetrators of the crime. Something he thinks is different from the state or federal court system.“Many times what you see in state courts or even federal courts, the perpetrator never gets rehabilitated,” he said. “So what we’re going to be able to … to get low level criminal offenses into tribal court – domestic violence, low level criminal offenses like DUIs and minor in possessions – and we’re able to place more of a focus on rehabilitation and more of a focus on crime victims and serving both populations.”Moulson says as the tribe’s court system grows, it’ll be able to develop its own judges and contract out more specialized positions the tribe can’t source locally.last_img read more

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Youth carrying childs severed head lynched

first_imgnetrokonaA youth was beaten to death by a mob on Thursday after he was found ‘carrying a child’s severed head in a bag’ in Netrakona, reports UNB.The deceased was Robin, 22, son of Eklas Uddin of Katli of Netrakona municipality and the child is Sajib Mia, 8, son of Rois Mia of the same area.Quoting locals, officer-in-charge of Netrakona model police station Tajul Islam and inspector (investigation) Nazmul Hasan said some people of the Harijan community noticed a head in his bag when the youth went to Harijan Palli to have liquor, and chased him.The angry mob then beat him up mercilessly beside a pond in the New Town area of the municipality, leaving him dead on the spot, the OC added.Police recovered the body of the youth and the severed head of the child.Later, the law enforcers recovered the child’s beheaded body from an under-construction building in the area around 4:00pm, Tajul said.Superintendent of Netrakona police Joydev Chowdhury said Sajib had been living with his parents at a rented house in South Katli for the last one month.The victim’s mother said the boy went to their house in the morning to buy juice from a shop but he did not return home.last_img read more

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HighProfile Lawyer Joins Houston Firefighters In Dispute Over Pay Parity With Police

first_img X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaHouston attorney Tony Buzbee says mediation would save hundreds of thousands of dollars in the firefighters pay parity dispute.center_img 00:00 /00:54 Tony Buzbee may be a well-known trial lawyer, but when it comes to the issue of pay parity between firefighters and police, he wants to see it resolved outside of court.“What I would try to do is start a dialogue to get other leaders in this community engaged to have a discussion with the mayor and whomever he designates to try to resolve this dispute,” Buzbee, who recently announced his intent to run for Houston mayor next year, said at a press conference.For now, a judge has halted the pay parity measure voters approved in the last election, pending litigation.The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association is facing a lawsuit from the Houston Police Officers Union. It alleges if the city has to pay firefighters the same as police, the police union’s own negotiating power will be limited.A hearing is set for Friday, which Buzbee said he won’t be part of.In a statement, Mayor Sylvester Turner said any salary negotiations are “nothing more than a distraction and an attempt to confuse the issue” and that the court will ultimately decide whether the measure is unconstitutional.This story has been updated for clarity. Sharelast_img read more

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Could This Inflatable Habitat Be the Future of Space Tourism

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global What would mainstream space tourism actually look like?While companies such as Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin are at work developing ships that could take paying customers up into space within the next couple of years, where will people stay once they’re actually up there? A prototype for an inflatable space hotel set to make its way to the International Space Station next week could provide the answer.Related: Jeff Bezos’s Space Company Aims for Passenger Flights in 2018On April 8, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket-powered Dragon spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral to deliver the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, along with food and supplies, to the ISS.Built by the Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace, BEAM is a smaller, experimental version of the B330, which the firm describes as “the first private space habitat.” It looks like a giant white balloon that wouldn’t be out of place at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Related: NASA Turns to Small Businesses for Advances in Space TravelOnce it arrives for its two-year testing period, BEAM will be attached to the space station and inflated to its full size — 14,000 kilograms with a length of 4.01 meters and diameter of 3.23 meters. The astronauts will regularly monitor BEAM to see how it stands up to threats such as radiation and debris from meteoroids.So while it’s not quite space’s answer to the Plaza just yet, what the astronauts learn may just lay the groundwork for vacations on Mars.Expandable @BigelowSpace habitat being lifted into Dragon’s trunk for a ride to the space station early next month pic.twitter.com/iBwHrNV2EB— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 24, 2016 March 28, 2016 2 min readcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Malaysias LGBTI community just want equal rights – PMs daughter

first_imgShe also called for more education and understanding of LGBTI rights in Malaysia, Free Malaysia Today reported.Marina is the daughter of Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohammed, and a well-known human rights campaigner.‘You don’t have to approve of their lifestyle […] but you cannot deny the fact that they are humans entitled to the same dignity stipulated in every religion, Islam included,’ she said during the opening of a transgender shelter in Kuala Lumpur.‘They are human beings,’ she added. ‘You can’t just divide human rights for some humans and take it away for others. LGBTs are citizens and voters.’Marina’s message of equalityHer comments were largely directed at Malaysia’s new government, Pakatan Harapan (PH).Led by Mahatir, PH won a shock victory in Malaysia’s general elections in May, ousting the coalition which had been in power for over 60 years, Barisan Nasional. Following the win, Marina’s father became the oldest world leader by becoming prime minster for a second time at the age of 92.‘Now, I’m not from the government. But I feel with the change of government on May 9, a lot of hope is riding now on PH,’ Marina said. ‘But the government is being run by new people, many of whom are inexperienced in running the country. For 61 years, we only had one group in power anyway.’ Marina Mahatir, human rights activist and daughter of Mahathir Mohammed | Photo: YouTube Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Human rights campaigner Marina Mahathir said that the LGBTI community in Malaysia ‘just wants the same [rights] as everyone else’. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/malaysias-lgbti-community-just-want-equal-rights-pms-daughter/center_img ‘The culture in Malaysia has not changed yet, even with PH’s good intentions. So we can’t be slack and stop our efforts to bring up issues from the marginalised communities,’ she added.Billed as reformers, the new government has signaled that it will focus on building human rights, including for the LGBTI community. But almost three months after the election, this has yet to materialise in any real substantive form.LGBTI rights: a divisive issueLGBTI rights remain a contentious issue in Malaysia.A majority of Malaysians believe that homosexuality should not be socially accepted, and the country has bans on ‘positive’ portrayals of LGBTI people on television and in film, and recently blocked access to HIV and LGBTI websites.In July, an LGBTI activist resigned as the press officer for a government minister after an influx of threats and public outcry over him being openly gay.However, also in July Malaysia’s Minister for Religious Affairs that the strict enforcement of transgender sex workers had failed, and that more proactive measure were needed.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Officers seize 12 tons of protected Sea Cucumber bound for China

first_imgThe large shipment, which was labeled as being peanuts, was chosen for inspection. During the inspection of the shipping container, officers found it filled with cardboard boxes. Inside, officers counted 1,624 cases with 797 of them containing Sea Cucumbers which amounted to approximately 12 tons. Photo: La Fiscalía General de la República La Fiscalía General de la República seized the shipment. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Photo: La Fiscalía General de la República Since there is a permanent fishing ban on the Sea Cucumber, there is no possible documentation that could allow the shipment. Manzanillo, Colima — Custom officials in Manzanillo have reported the discovery of 12 tons of Sea Cucumber they say was bound for China. In a press release, la Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México says that a suspicious shipment received at Unidad de Protección Portuaria Número 62 in Manzanillo revealed the massive shipment of protected sea life that was labeled destined for Shanghai, China. last_img read more

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Costa Rica protests use of National Anthem in Swedish comedy TV show

first_imgRelated posts:VIDEO: Costa Rican officials present new evidence of alleged damage to its territory by Nicaraguan workers VIDEO: AZ’s ‘Back To Myself,’ filmed in Costa Rica, makes the rounds ahead of ‘Doe or Die, Vol. 2’ Singer David Bowie dies at 69; influential performer of many alter egos Kevin Johansen and The Nada to join illustrator Liniers in live art-music show in Escazú UPDATE, Thurs., Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m.:Spanish-language online news site AmeliaRueda.com reported Thursday night that following a backlash, TV4 has agreed to remove the promo containing Costa Rica’s National Anthem.Original story continues here:Costa Rica’s Foreign Ministry sent a formal complain to the Swedish Embassy protesting the “disrespectful use of Costa Rica’s National Anthem” on a political satire show on TV4.The Costa Rican National Anthem can be heard as background music on a clip from the show “Parlamentet,” which the Foreign Ministry feels “is a grave disrespect to one of our national symbols,” according to the letter sent to the embassy for Central America based in Guatemala.Tico expats in Sweden called the station and took to social media to express their disapproval, but the company responded by saying the audio is part of a sound library they bought from online music library service Epidemics. The website, strangely, cites someone named Magnus Ringblom as the anthem’s composer. But Costa Rica’s National Anthem was composed by Manuel María Gutiérrez in 1852.Another person named Alejandro Castillo posted a complaint on the station’s website, and TV4 had a similar response:Hi. Alejandro. Thank you for your feedback. We regret that you felt insulted. It is in fact Costa Rica’s national anthem in the trailer. However, there is no connection whatsoever to the country or its inhabitants. Neither the government or its political values. The music is taken from Epidemics music library and is free to use.Have a nice evening!Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz on Thursday told local radio show “Nuestra Voz” that an international intellectual property registry does not exist to permit countries to take legal action in cases where national symbols are allegedly misused.However, the ministry letter asks officials at the Swedish Embassy to help in persuading producers of the show to withdraw the anthem from the promo.Watch and listen to the promotional video, courtesy of AmeliaRueda.com, here: Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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