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Imagine Dragons And Hard Rock Donate To Casey Cares Foundation‏

first_imgEarlier this week, Imagine Dragons, the Las Vegas-based alternative rock band behind the hit single “Radioactive,” performed a private concert at the newly revamped Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore.Imagine Dragons band members, left to right, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon and Ben Mckee are presented the RIAA Gold & Platinum career award by RIAA’s Liz KennedyCredit/Copyright: Hard Rock International/ Larry French/Invision for AP ImagesTo celebrate the grand reopening, Hard Rock opened the updated cafe with a guitar smash and a star-studded red carpet ceremony featuring Imagine Dragons, local athletes, celebrities, actors and more!Fred Thimm, Vice President of Hard Rock International, Casey Baynes, Founder of the Casey Cares Foundation, and Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock International present a $10,000 donation to The Casey Cares FoundationCredit/Copyright: Hard Rock International/ Larry French/Invision for AP ImagesTo honor Hard Rock’s “Love All – Serve All” motto, the event benefited the Casey Cares Foundation, an organization whose mission is to provide uplifting programs throughout Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic Region with a special focus on critically ill children and their families.Imagine Dragons perform at the Grand Reopening party of Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.Credit/Copyright: Hard Rock International/ Larry French/Invision for AP Imageslast_img read more

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Jim Davis And Garfield Help Shelter Pet Project

first_imgThe Humane Society of the United States’ All Animals Magazine has featured an interview with Garfield creator Jim Davis about his support of the Shelter Pet Project, a public service ad campaign focused on spreading the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and lovable, and encouraging potential adopters to consider the shelter as the first place to look when acquiring a “new best friend.”Garfield Joins Shelter Pet ProjectIn the interview – by James Hettinger of Animal Sheltering magazine – Jim Davis talks about how he hopes Garfield can help end animal homelessness.How did you decide to get Garfield and Odie involved in the Shelter Pet Project?It was such a perfect fit for the characters. Both Garfield and Odie were abandoned by their owners — Garfield was left to fend for himself in an Italian restaurant before he was eventually adopted by Jon Arbuckle, and Odie was left behind by his owner, Jon’s former roommate, Lyman. (There are various theories on what became of Lyman.) The characters have enjoyed all the comforts of home, and they hope to help their fellow pets enjoy the same.What do you think the characters can offer to help the cause?Because they’re animated and colorful, they can capture the audience’s attention. Because they’re funny, they can deliver an important message with a bit of humor. And because they’re pets, they can relate to the plight of the shelter pet.To read the full interview, click here.last_img read more

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Ottawa high school students send reminder to Attawapiskat youth theyre not forgotten

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsSome Ottawa-area high school students are preparing to ship a care-package 1,000 kilometres north.The special package is the students’ response to a First Nation community in crisis.last_img

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Technology and retail companies lead US indexes higher

first_imgNEW YORK — Global stocks are rising Monday morning as big technology and retail stocks in the U.S. recover some of their recent losses on the first full trading day of the holiday shopping season. Indexes in Europe and Asia are also higher.London’s main stock index is rising after the British government and the European Union agreed to terms governing Britain’s departure from the EU in March, but it’s not clear if Parliament will approve the deal.Crude oil prices are rising after plunging by about one-third since early October.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index climbed 37 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 2,670 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. On Friday the S&P 500 closed 10.2 per cent beneath the record high it had set in late September. That’s the second time this year the index has dropped 10 per cent from a recent peak, a mark known on Wall Street as a “correction.”The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 369 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 24,655. The Nasdaq composite rose 120 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 7,059. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 18 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 1,507. The Nasdaq and Russell have both entered corrections since setting record highs in late August.TRADE TALKS: U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to discuss their trade dispute in Buenos Aires at the end of this week. Stocks have skidded recently as investors have grown pessimistic that the two countries will be able to resolve their differences over technology policy and other issues, and they’re fearful that the rising tariffs imposed by the U.S. and China on each other’s goods will slow down global economic growth.Rising interest rates are also contributing to those fears. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates in mid-December, and investors will look for clues about the Fed’s plans for further increases in 2019.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 2.9 per cent to $51.86 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, gained 3.2 per cent to $60.69 a barrel in London.Crude prices have plunged by about one-third since early October as global supplies swelled. Worries that the global economy is slowing down have contributed to the drop. Another factor is the combination of rising oil production and the waivers the Trump administration granted to several countries that import a lot of oil from Iran. The administration re-imposed sanctions on Iran’s energy industry earlier this year and had insisted countries that buy oil from Iran would have to end their imports.Representatives of OPEC and other major oil producers will meet in Vienna in early December to discuss a possible cut in production.BREXIT DEAL: The European Union and Britain finally sealed an agreement governing the country’s departure from the bloc on March 29. British Prime Minister Theresa May must now get her divided Parliament to back the deal, which leaves Britain subject to rules of the bloc at least until the end of 2020, but avoids the worst-case scenario for businesses of a sudden return of tariffs and customs checks. It’s not clear if the deal will be approved, as May is facing opposition from both pro-Brexit and pro-EU camps.OVERSEAS: Germany’s DAX index rose 1.4 per cent. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.9 per cent, as did the British FTSE 100.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225, reopening after a holiday, added 0.8 per cent and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.2 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rebounded 1.7 per cent.TECH AND RETAIL RALLY: Technology companies and retailers have been hit hard during the market’s recent slide, and they made some of the largest gains Monday morning. Apple rose 1.1 per cent to $174.31 and Microsoft added 2.4 per cent to $105.51. Cisco Systems gained 2.4 per cent to $45.58.Amazon rallied 3.2 per cent to $1,549 and Nike rose 1.8 per cent to $72.74.BONDS: Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.08 per cent from 3.05 per cent. That sent interest rates higher, which helped banks. JPMorgan Chase jumped 2.1 per cent to $108.90 and Bank of America climbed 2 per cent to $27.52.Utility and real estate companies and makers of household goods didn’t rise as much as the rest of the market. Those stocks have made big gains during the market’s bout of turbulence in October and November because investors see them as safer options that offer steady returns with less risk. They also pay large dividends, which makes them less appealing when bond yields are rising.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 113.42 yen from 112.88 yen late Friday. The euro edged up to $1.1353 from $1.1330. The British pound rose to $1.2840 from $1.2810.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay can be reached at http://twitter.com/MarleyJayAPMarley Jay, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Swiss Chalet owner Cara signs deal to buy upscale steak chain The

TORONTO — Cara Operations Ltd. is beefing up its already large presence in the Canadian restaurant business with a $200-million acquisition of Keg Restaurants Ltd., a move that could help take a bigger bite out of the U.S market.The acquisition announced Tuesday adds 106 steakhouses to the Vaughan, Ont. company’s empire of 1,259 restaurants, which are mostly in Canada.Cara’s brands include Swiss Chalet and St-Hubert chicken restaurants, the Harvey’s, Burger’s Priest and New York Fries quick service chains, Milestones, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, and East Side Mario’s casual dining restaurants, as well as Prime Pubs, Elephant & Castle and Bier Markt.New menus might not be enough to help family restaurants jump-start sales amid ever-growing competitionForeign workers found sleeping in Burger King basement, Alberta health agency saysNo joke: KFC Canada starts accepting Bitcoin for a bucket of chicken, immediately sells outOnly a small fraction of those restaurants have seeped across the border to the U.S. and other countries, but Cara and KRL’s CEOs said at a press conference Tuesday that they see potential for international growth.“At some point, we will run out of room in Canada and The Keg already has a foothold in the U.S.,” Cara CEO Bill Gregson said.He thinks more of Cara’s brands will cross the border and the 10 American Keg steakhouse and handful of U.S. Elephant and Castle pubs will act as “a beachhead for expansion” without “risking the farm” as it grows.“We will figure out what the pace will be over time (but) there is still opportunity in mid-size markets in Canada,” Gregson said.KRL’s CEO David Aisenstat will remain in charge of the Keg operations and assume oversight of Cara’s higher-end casual brands Bier Markt, the Landing Group and Milestones restaurants. He said KRL is already bigger than American steakhouse competitors Flemings and Del Frisco’s.A Keg Steakhouse and Bar in downtown Vancouver. Cara Operations Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire Keg Restaurants Ltd. in a deal worth at least $200 million in shares and cash. Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press “The potential for us to make a dent there and really grow our brand there is pretty severe,” he said. “We have a lot of room in Quebec and three (Kegs) slotted for Alberta for a couple of years, so we have some growth here.”However, Aisenstat admitted he could see The Keg growing to 120 restaurants in Canada, but probably not 150.In recent years, Canada’s restaurant industry has rapidly expanded and become increasingly consolidated.In December, MTY Food Group added Baton Rouge-owner Imvescor to its roster of dozens of quick-serve food chains, including Country Style, Mr. Sub, ManchuWOK, Extreme Pita, Pinkberry and Villa Madina.At the start of 2017, Restaurant Brands International, which owns Tim Hortons and Burger King, nabbed Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for US $1.8 billion.Cara’s latest buy was the Toronto-based Pickle Barrel chain in September 2017.“We have always been opportunistic,” said Gregson, adding most of Cara’s acquisition targets have approached the company rather than it pursuing them.However, the KRL and Cara deal stemmed from an ongoing relationship of their CEOs, which Gregson said often involves “the odd round of golf” and “a basketball game here and there.” Gregson has also sat on KRL’s board for the past four years.They started mulling over a partnership shortly after Cara launched its Kellys Landing restaurant in Toronto last fall and Gregson invited Aisenstat for a meal there to grab some advice on the spot from his pal.Aisenstat, who rose through the ranks at his father’s Hy’s Steakhouse chain in Toronto, said the deal was particularly exciting because Cara has expanded so much in the last four years and he admitted he probably eats at Cara’s Swiss Chalet restaurants just as much as he dines at The Keg.The Competition Bureau said Tuesday the Cara-Keg deal will be subject to its review, but wouldn’t comment further.Under terms of the deal, Cara has agreed to pay KRL’s shareholders — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and Aisenstat — $105 million in cash and 3.8 million Cara subordinate voting shares. In addition, Cara may have to fork over another $30 million in cash if certain financial milestones are attained within the first three fiscal years after the deal closes.Cara will change its corporate name “to reflect the new business composition” once the deal closes. Gregson and Aisenstat joked that they were floating “Bill and David’s Bar and Grill” as a possibility, but aren’t sure it will make the cut.But they were sure that Cara brands won’t start selling Keg menu items and the Keg’s relationship with the Keg Royalties Income Fund, a publicly traded entity that receives royalties from Keg restaurants operated by KRL, won’t change.Gregson said, “We had no conversations with the fund about buying the fund portion” and “it is not on the radar” in part because the yield of the fund means Cara would need “a huge multiple” to buy out the fund.KRL was founded as the Keg and Cleaver in 1971 by British Columbian entrepreneur George Tidball, who was also involved with the Spaghetti Factory, A&W, and Apex ski resort.Meanwhile, Cara was founded in 1883 as the Canada Railway News Company, specializing in the sale of newspapers, magazines and sweet treats at rail hubs. It later transitioned towards catering and eventually, turned its attention to restaurants. read more

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Southern Africa still requires substantial food aid – UN reports

As a whole, the six countries covered in the reports – Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia – produced enough food to meet more than two-thirds of the region’s requirements, but production has been uneven, with Zimbabwe producing barely enough to meet 40 per cent of its needs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said.Over the next year, the six countries will need to import nearly 2.6 million tons to meet minimum needs. Surpluses in South Africa far exceed this amount and cross-border trade among other countries will continue to take place. In addition, for the region to resume agricultural growth, increased and carefully targeted support will be needed for the agriculture sectors, the reports add.The findings of the joint FAO/WFP assessment missions were announced at a meeting in Johannesburg today of UN agencies, government representatives, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), donors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) examining the humanitarian assistance needs in southern Africa.Zimbabwe faces acute shortages, with 5.5 million people in need of aid, according to the reports. Production has fallen by more than half, measured against a five-year average, due mostly to the current social, economic and political situation, and drought. As a result, about half the regional deficit of 2.65 million tons is in Zimbabwe, which will need to import almost 1.3 million tons commercially or through food aid to meet minimum needs.In Mozambique, production surged in the north but parts of the south and central regions continue to face serious shortages affecting 949,000 people. Some areas in Swaziland and Lesotho also continue to face shortages. In Malawi, crop production has improved significantly since widespread shortages in 2002, leaving a shortfall of only 90,000 tons. In Zambia, cereal production is estimated at 1.3 million tons, almost double the output of last year.Other reasons for continued food aid assistance, despite increased overall availability, are household vulnerability caused by the on-going HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to the reports. Infection rates in southern Africa are the highest in the world, making those infected all the more vulnerable to health complications and death when food shortages occur. read more

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Bid total up at Stampede Canvas Auction signalling possible uptick in Calgary

Calgary|calgary stampede|Canvas Auction|chuckwagon races|stampede|YYC Bid total up at Stampede Canvas Auction signalling possible uptick in Calgary economy Rick Erickson watches the Canvas Auction as he has done for four to five years at the Boyce Theatre in Stampede Park in Calgary on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Erickson said he comes to the auction because he likes the professionalism, enthusiasm, and excitement that people have: “The times are tough but we are not losing our spirits.” The highest bid out of 36 drivers was for Kelly Sutherland at $110,000. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/660 News) The annual Calgary Stampede Canvas Auction has wrapped up and the numbers are slightly up from last year.The 36 tarps, auctioned off Thursday evening, brought in a grand total of $2,422,500 compared to $2,299,500 in 2016.The “King” Kelly Sutherland was the top earner, bringing in $110,000 in his last ever auction.Drivers are forced to retire at age 65.“This is the 50th year of me racing and a lot has changed since the sixties,” he said. “There has been many tragedies in the sport, very close friends of mine and some of them fatal and I just feel kind of blessed by the career I’ve had,” said Sutherland.The fan favourite has feared for the last couple of years that he would hurt himself and he’s ready to step back and enjoy life in Peace Country.“I don’t know what it is about Calgary but every time I drive on the grounds I just think that I’m going to win it and that it’s mine to lose or everyone’s got to beat me,” he said. “It’s just been that way since I’ve been a kid.”Sutherland has had great success at the Grandstand winning the Rangeland Derby 12 times and he’s placed second nine times during his years on the track.Newly elected Stampede President and Chairman of the Board Dave Sibbald says he couldn’t have been happier as to how things turned out.“It was fabulous to see the community come out and support, we had repeat buyers and we had a bunch of brand new buyers that are going to support the chuck racing community, the families and all the people that support that industry,” said Sibbald.Sibbald doesn’t read too much into only one driver breaking the six figure mark and adds the rest of the drivers were much more compressed into an equal value.Jason Glass was pleased with his bid as he tied for second with $95,000 with Rick Fraser.“I feel great, I got lots of money to get started. It’s very nerve-wracking for a lot of wagon drivers. This is the day you figure out how you can budget for the whole summer so I’m very happy with it,” said the High River native. “I think it’s a huge worry (the economy) for not just wagon drivers but for any families and anyone that owns a business, everyone is just trying to survive and we’re no different.”“The tarp auction is going really well for everybody, the average is coming up and that means the bottom wagons are coming up and we don’t have those big bids that scare potential sponsors off so this just goes to show people it’s getting more affordable all the time,” said Fraser.The auction is considered an economic bellwether for the city and could signify confidence in the oil patch. Crude prices continue to linger below $50 US a barrel.“We’re pretty excited, we have a new partnership with West Industrial so we’re excited to have a new partnership back at the barns,” said Kurt Bensmiller. “This is kinda how we budget our whole summer, buying new horses in the fall. This is how we set the whole budget and we really ration it. It’s a big deal for us.”The record year was 2012 with a total of just over $4 million and wagons catching an average of $112,000.Open Gallery11 items by Craig Lester and 660 NEWS Staff Posted Mar 23, 2017 9:15 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 5:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Key UN forum in AsiaPacific sets its sights on combatting inequality

An opportunity to be seized togetherAccording to ESCAP, the UN development arm in the Asia-Pacific region, in spite of progress across the region in improving access to basic services – inequality remains a major impediment.Shamshad Akhtar, the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, said that overcoming the challenges would a profound impact.“Collectively we have an opportunity to shape policies to reduce inequality, exploit frontier technologies and strengthen multilateralism for the benefit of all citizens across Asia and the Pacific,” she said.“That is an opportunity, which together, we should seize.”On its part, ESCAP has been working with Member States to promote balanced growth; strengthen social protection; reduce vulnerability to environmental shocks, and close the so called “digital divide” she added. In a video message to the opening of the 74th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the potential offered by the region.“The Asia-Pacific region is an engine of global growth, trade and investment and the creation of jobs all over the world,” he said, “but profound transformation is underway, driven by technological innovation and the challenge is to ensure that this transformation is for the better and takes everyone in the Asia-Pacific region with it,” he added.“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is our blueprint for success and the Asia-Pacific region can lead from the front.”The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is our blueprint for success and the Asia-Pacific region can lead from the front – Secretary-General António GuterresAlso speaking at the opening, Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the UN General Assembly underscored that addressing inequalities is the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“Not only does inequality have a whole goal dedicated to it, but it is also a driving force behind the entire 2030 Agenda,” he said.Convened under the overarching theme of “Inequality in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the Commission meets against the backdrop of increased global uncertainty over the benefits of globalization and rising economic protectionism – coupled with concern over climate change. ESCAP PhotoShamshad Akhtar, the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, speaks at the 74th session of the Commission, held in Bangkok in May 2018. Cooperation vital for ambitious 2030 AgendaPresident of the Marshall Islands, Hilda C. Heine, who was elected chairperson of the 74th session of the Commission, underscored the importance of multilateral cooperation to translate the 2030 Agenda into success on the ground.“As small island developing States we rely on our closest development partners, including ESCAP to support our efforts to translate the ambitious 2030 Agenda into tangible outcomes and actions, recognizing our unique challenges and vulnerabilities,” she said.ESCAP is the largest of the UN regional commissions. Spanning a geographic area stretching from Russia to New Zealand and from Turkey to the tiny Pacific island of Kiribati, the region is home to almost two-thirds of the world’s population. read more

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The iconic Waltons music shop on Dublins Georges Street has closed down

first_img 34,592 Views The premises has been emptied following a sale in its last few days last week. Short URL Feb 19th 2018, 9:09 AM The premises has been emptied following a sale in its last few days last week. Image: Sean Murray/TheJournal.ie Image: Sean Murray/TheJournal.ie http://jrnl.ie/3859494 The iconic Waltons music shop on Dublin’s George’s Street has closed down The retail business will now operate exclusively from its Blanchardstown branch. 51 Comments Monday 19 Feb 2018, 9:09 AM Share424 Tweet Email9 By Sean Murray In the age of algorithms and robots the consumer has many choices. Waltons has been servicing a huge variety of customers music needs since the foundation of the State in 1922.The first shop was founded by his grandfather Martin Walton, a violinist who fought in the civil war and went on to establish the Dublin College of Music.Read: Five Baftas for Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’Read: Rex Ingram: Ireland’s forgotten Hollywood blockbuster film director THE MUSIC SHOP Waltons has closed down its iconic George’s Street premises, almost a century after it opened its first branch in Dublin city centre.In a blog post, Waltons managing director Niall Walton said that “yes times are changing and we must change with them”.The business will now be based at its branch at Blanchardstown shopping centre, with the decision due in part to “ever rising costs of doing business in the city centre”.The branches have been some of Dublin’s prime locations to purchase musical instruments and accessories since it first opened its doors on North Great Frederick Street in 1922. The George’s Street branch was opened in the early 1990s but was closed last week.Speaking to the Irish Times, Walton said it was a “heartbreaking” decision to make.The shop famously appeared in the 2007 film Once, where Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova sang Falling Slowly.Waltons will continue to operate its school of music above the now-empty shop on George’s Street.When announcing the closure, Walton said that the company needs to “evolve and adapt to the changing retail landscape”, and cited the availability of musical instruments online as being detrimental to business.He said: “There are many changes in the retail landscape that have already come and more are on the way as the choices people have for the way they shop develop and the ways their needs are serviced changes. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Car crash compensation claim thrown out as judge says evidence was unbelievable

first_imgCar crash compensation claim thrown out as judge says evidence was “unbelievable” The judge also said he found the man to be “guarded and defensive”. 48,566 Views Share58 Tweet Email5 Image: Shutterstock/PixieMe THE MOTOR INSURANCE Bureau of Ireland will use all its investigative resources to help stamp out fraudulent insurance claims, the bureau’s chief executive David Fitzgerald said today.The MIBI declaring war on unwarranted cases arising from suspicious accidents followed the decision by Circuit Civil Court Judge Karen Fergus to throw out a €60,000 claim by Michael Robinson, Broadlough View, Greenhill Road, Wicklow.Robinson, a back seat passenger in a car driven by John Connors, Ocean View, Ballyguile, Wicklow, claimed his lower back had been injured when Connors’s car struck a bridge between Rathdrum and Laragh in March 2015.After forensic collision investigator Tony Kelly told the court that Connors’s car had “been driven, rolled or manoeuvred” to its resting position after the accident, Judge Fergus dismissed the case.EvidenceShe told barrister Conor Kearney, who appeared with solicitors Stephen MacKenzie and Company for the MIBI, that she did not believe Robinson’s evidence that he and two others had sat in the car “and did not talk at all” for more than half an hour until the gardaí arrived at the scene.Judge Fergus said the accident had not happened in the manner in which the plaintiff said it had. The position of the vehicle after the accident was inconsistent with the position of the accident and the vehicle may have been moved afterwards.“I found the plaintiff to be guarded and defensive and I find his evidence that he and others sat in complete silence in the vehicle for over half an hour to be unbelievable,” Judge Fergus said.Judge Fergus said that when the investigating garda had arrived he had taken photos on his own phone camera of the scene and the resting position of the vehicle.“I wish to commend the actions of the garda for taking photos on his own camera and I wish this practice to be rolled out as a recommendation in the future,” Judge Fergus said.She awarded the MIBI’s legal costs against Robinson.Following the case a statement on behalf of the Chief Executive of the MIBI, David Fitzgerald, was issued by Jimmy Healy, senior vice president of Teneo Strategy.Read: Man who filmed himself sexually assaulting pregnant girlfriend jailed> By Ray Managh 45 Comments Monday 6 Feb 2017, 7:30 PM Image: Shutterstock/PixieMe Feb 6th 2017, 7:30 PM https://jrnl.ie/3225529 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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De nouvelles installations pour la centrale solaire Thémis

first_imgDe nouvelles installations pour la centrale solaire ThémisLa centrale solaire Thémis à Targassonne, premier site mondial de recherche et développement dans le domaine de l’énergie solaire concentrée, s’est dotée de nouvelles implantations innovantes.A Targassonne, dans les Pyrénées-Orientales, se trouve la centrale solaire Thémis. Située sur le plateau de Cerdagne, où la clarté du ciel fait que le rayonnement solaire direct est le plus intense d’Europe, Thémis est le premier site mondial dans le domaine de l’énergie solaire concentrée : une centrale est dotée de miroirs faisant converger les rayons du soleil vers un même point, pour actionner une turbine. À lire aussiLa France inaugure le chantier de la première route solaire au mondeSelon l’Agence internationale de l’Energie (AIE), ce type d’énergie fournira environ 10% de la production mondiale d’électricité en 2050. Cinq entreprises se sont désormais implantées sur place. Celles-ci vont pouvoir utiliser les propriétés exceptionnelles du site pour mettre au point leurs prototypes avant de passer à l’industrialisation. A titre d’exemple, la société Soitec va créer une vingtaine d’héliostats (d’imposants panneaux solaires mobiles qui suivent la course du soleil) destinés à tester un prototype qui ambitionne de doubler la production d’électricité des panneaux photovoltaïques standards.Thémis, axée sur la recherche industrielle, fonctionne en synergie avec le Four solaire d’Odeillo voisin, quant à lui spécialisé dans la recherche académique. Ce dernier abrite d’ailleurs un laboratoire du CNRS, le Promes (Procédés matériaux et énergie solaire).Le 28 février 2012 à 12:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Video WWE star Charlotte Flair drives the pace car at the NASCAR

first_img WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Becky Lynch Videos Articles Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ WWE recently posted a short video (view above) of footage courtesy of “This Week” from the WWE Network with former RAW and Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair driving the pace car at the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.The annual 600-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series took place back on May 26 in Flair’s home state of North Carolina at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:08Loaded: 100.00%0:09Remaining Time -0:26 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 Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flaircenter_img Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Facebook WhatsApp Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Ronda Rousey Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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Upcoming 14th annual Strut for Sobriety fashion show and luncheon in La

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Teen shot and wounded outside Escondido movie theater

first_img Posted: June 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 2:06 PMcenter_img ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg outside a strip mall movie theater in Escondido, police said.The gunfire erupted just before 9 p.m. Friday, outside the Regal cinemas, near the corner of West Valley Parkway and North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido police Sgt. Ryan Banks told the San Diego Union-Tribune.Banks also said a fight outside a nearby Subway restaurant may have led to the shooting. The unnamed victim was found lying on the ground in front of the theater.Banks also told the media the victim was being uncooperative with police and there was no clear description of the gunman who fled on foot.Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the Escondido police at 760-839-4722. Teen shot and wounded outside Escondido movie theater June 29, 2019last_img read more

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The man who discovered Tetris wants to save the Earth

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Delhi Minister seeks PMs intervention to resolve Ravidas temple

first_imgNew Delhi: Amid a controversy over the demolition of a Guru Ravidas “temple” in a forest area in Tughlaqabad here, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring that the “land be given back” to the community to rebuild the place of worship. The AAP minister in a press conference here alleged that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), in presence of a police force, had demolished it on Saturday morning, and the statue of the “temple” has been “taken away”. The DDA in a statement issued on Monday, however, did not use the word temple, and said the “structure was removed as per the orders of the Supreme Court”. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us “The standing permanent structure was dismantled peacefully without any resistance or use of force in the presence of Guru Ravi Das Jayanti Samaroh Samiti members,” the DDA said in the statement. A senior police officer said, based on the directions of the Supreme Court, the demolition was carried out by the authorities concerned. Police were present to oversee the law and order situation in the area. Gautam, during the press conference, claimed that Sant Ravidas had visited the area during the reign of king Sikander Lodi and established an ashram there, adding, “in government documents, the temple and pond is marked”. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us “Today, I have written to the Prime Minister appealing to him to show the same readiness as he does in other important matters since crores of people in the county follow Sant Ravidas. “I have urged him to intervene in the matter so that the land can be allocated back to the community, and the temple is rebuilt and the statue is reinstalled,” Gautam told reporters. A DDA official said the place of worship was located in Jahanpanah City Forest in Tughlaqabad, “and, the aggrieved parties can still appeal to the Supreme Court if they are not satisfied”. Amid protest from the community in his state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday had sought Prime Minister Modi’s intervention to resolve the matter. Advertise With Us The DDA in its statement said the apex court in a case titled ‘Guru Ravi Das Jayanti Samaroh Samiti vs Union of India’, had on August 9 observed that “serious breach” has been committed by Guru Ravi Das Jayanti Samaroh Samiti by not vacating the forest area as earlier ordered by the court. “Therefore, the Hon’ble Supreme Court ordered that the premises be vacated tomorrow and the structure be removed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) with the help of Police,” it said In case of non-compliance, Rishipal, president of Guru Ravi Das Jayanti Samaroh Samiti, was to present himself in the court. Further, Delhi Police and the chief secretary to the government of Delhi were asked to ensure that the structure was removed, the DDA said in its statement. In compliance with the order, senior officials of Delhi Police, SDM from Delhi government, DDA’s senior officials and Guru Ravi Das Jayanti Samaro Samiti members were to be present on-site in Jahanpanah forests on August 10, the DDA said. “The standing permanent structure was dismantled peacefully without any resistance or use of force, in the presence of Samiti members. It is also clarified that the suit was filed by Guru Ravi Das Jayanti Samaroh Samiti and not by the DDA,” the statement said.last_img read more

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Help govt implement its dev progs PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the countrymen to help her government implement its development programmes to change the socioeconomic status of the mass people, reports UNB.“I seek your utmost cooperation so that our development programmes can be implemented properly,” she said.The prime minister said this in her introductory speech at the inaugural programme of a three-day ‘development fair’ at upazila and district levels across the country from her official residence Ganobhaban through a video-conference, marking the Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Sheikh Hasina also put emphasis on dissemination of information of the ongoing development programmes and those to be taken in the future among the people of the country.“Our aim is to develop the country, simplify the life and improve the living standard of people through using modern technologies…we’re achieving that goal,” she said.To her government, the Prime Minister said, development means to ensure the development of the mass people-rural and grassroots ones. “Our development effort is going on to take the country to a respectable position in the world.”The main objective of the fair is to inform the country’s people about the development initiatives and the ongoing programmes the government has taken to build Bangladesh as a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.Similar fairs will also be held abroad with a view to ensuring the participation of Bangladeshi expatriates in the development initiatives taken by the present government.last_img read more

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Thousands stung in highly venomous jellyfish invasion

first_imgHighly venomous jellyfish have sting more than three thousand people on Australia’s northeastern shores. Photo: CollectedHighly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia’s northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities said Monday, forcing the closure of several beaches.The massive influx of Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish, whose stings are notoriously painful, has been described as an “invasion” by local media in the state of Queensland.Coastguard association Surf Life Saving said a “whopping” 3,595 people had suffered painful burns after encounters with the creatures, also known as bluebottles for their transparent bluish appearance.At least four major beaches remained closed as the organisation warned that even more jellyfish were on their way.“A wall of bluebottles is approaching #Rainbow beach. Lifesavers are closing the beach. Please stay out of the water,” read one of several warnings from Surf Life Saving.Bluebottle stings are a frequent occurrence and it is not uncommon to hear howls of pain from changing rooms along Australia’s eastern beaches during the southern hemisphere’s summer.But the sheer number of people stung in the last few days has surprised authorities.There are usually around 10,000 cases of bluebottle stings each year on the east coast of Australia, according to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.The extraordinary number of stings in the last few days has occurred as strong onshore winds have come in from the north-east, bringing the creatures into contact with swimmers.The doctors’ group describes the symptoms of a sting as an “immediate sharp pain and acute inflammatory skin reaction”.“The intense skin pain can last from minutes to many hours… The sting can also cause systemic signs such as nausea, vomiting and general feeling of malaise.”Treatment includes rinsing the wound with water at 45 degrees Celsius or using icepacks.It is less straightforward to treat stings from the fearsome Irukandji variety of jellyfish, however.Stings from these box jellyfish—which can be smaller than a finger nail—can cause acute muscular pain, violent vomiting, feelings of “impending doom”, hair that stands on end, strokes, heart failure and death within minutes.State-backed broadcaster ABC reported that the number of people taken to hospital with Irukandji stings in Queensland this season is already 20, double the normal yearly average.last_img read more

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University of Costa Rica takes tree protection decision

first_imgRelated posts:New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds US Dollar price up 2 colones in last week Even before a pending resolution by the courts comes to a resolution, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has decided to a change of plans and protect some trees.The new dentistry building project obliged the UCR to cut 30 more trees besides another 90 that were removed the previous year.The Sala IV has a pending resolution to determine the future of the remaining 30 trees in the area known as the sports facilities (Finca 3). Instead of waiting for a court decision, the University’s Office of Investment Program took the decision of changing the building plans.The plan for logging has received quite some criticism. An anti-logging group also raised three resources in the National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA). However, in all cases it was ruled in favor of the University. The only correction that was requested was to specify the change at the entrance to the building.By negotiating with the construction company, an agreement to maintain the same cost and term was made. Within the changes that were made was to reduce the amount of parking and to compensate them with parking for bicycles.To compensate for the cut plants, the UCR put forward a plan of reforestation (three for each one that retired). To date 150 have been planted and the University is preparing for another 150 more. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Russian businessman Savvidi seen behind violent protest in Fyrom

first_imgRussian businessman Ivan Savvidi financed political groups in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) with at least €300,000 to protest against an agreement with Greece that will allow the Balkan country to change its name and join NATO, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Centre (OCCRP) reported on Monday, citing interior ministry documents.Savvidi, who is of Greek ancestry and a political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, made the payments to over a dozen politicians from various parties, including members of radical nationalist organisations and soccer hooligans, the OCCRP reported.On Wednesday, the same day the Western alliance decided to invite FYROM to become a member, NATO-member Greece decided to expel two Russian diplomats accused of supplying funds to protest groups and ban two others from entering the country.The prime ministers of Greece and FYROM Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev last month agreed to settle the dispute over the tiny Balkan country’s name that goes back three decades. Its parliament approved the agreement signed by Tsipras and Zaev. Yet FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign the bill into law renaming the country to the Republic of North Macedonia.Zaev accused on Monday Greek businessmen sympathetic to Russia, which opposes the expansion of NATO, of inciting violent protests in his country against the deal. The agreement also sparked huge demonstrations in Greece.Savvidi, who is owner of Greece’s Paok FC and made headlines four months ago in Greece when he stormed the pitch where his team was playing armed with a gun and escorted by his bodyguards. Greek authorities issued an arrest warrant against him.Days later he attended the inauguration of President Nicos Anastasiades. He was seated in the VIP area of the parliament, accompanied by his aide Sergey Anisimof, and Giorgos Gurovanides, a Russian-speaking lawyer from Thessaloniki.Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said then that Savvidi was acquainted with President Nicos Anastasiades, one of the few EU leaders to visit Moscow after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula four years ago. The annexation prompted the US and the EU to impose sanctions against Russia.According to the OCCRP, Savvidi, estimated to be worth $2bn (€1.7bn), transferred the funds to FYROM with payments in cash, after some of it was carried over the border in cash, and other unspecified methods. Police investigations were continuing, the OCCRP added.You May LikeMentalFlossServe and Protect: Police Officer Sees Bear Cub Struggling And Decides to HelpMentalFlossUndoHistory DailyPhotos From The Past Show A Different Side To HistoryHistory DailyUndoHealth & Human Research7 Things That Happen When You Eat Oats EverydayHealth & Human ResearchUndo Korkolis brings magic to the stageUndoRussian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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