Food fight Liberals Tories trade shots as precampaign battles intensify

first_imgOTTAWA — Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is trying to distinguish the Liberals as a party of scientific, evidence-based policy while she says Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is spreading misinformation about Canada’s new food guide.Petitpas Taylor held a news conference in Ottawa today, along with her colleague Marco Mendicino, to say the Conservatives are willing to throw away research and evidence underpinning the creation of the new dietary guide.In January, Health Canada released an overhauled document that did away with traditional food groups and portion sizes and focused instead on broader guidelines, including eating more plant-based protein and drinking more water.Last Wednesday, Scheer told an annual gathering of the Dairy Farmers of Canada in Saskatoon that the process to craft the new version of the document was “flawed” and that the guide needs to reflect what “science tells us.”He also pledged that a Conservative government would “absolutely” review the guide, adding there was a “complete lack of consultation” on the new version.Petitpas Taylor’s news conference followed an appearance by the Conservatives’ Pierre Poilievre, attacking the Liberals for bringing back Gerald Butts as a campaign adviser following his resignation in the SNC-Lavalin affair last winter.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Torstar reports 74M loss in first quarter revenue down from a year

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. reported a smaller first-quarter loss than a year ago as revenue declined.The publisher of the Toronto Star and other newspapers says its lost attributable to shareholders amounted to $7.4 million or nine cents per share. That compared with a loss of $14.5 million or 18 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Operating revenue totalled $116 million in three months ended March 31, down from $129 million in the first three months of 2018.On an adjusted basis, Torstar says it lost six cents per share in the first quarter of 2019 compared with an adjusted loss per share of 20 cents in the first quarter of last year.Analysts on average had expected a loss of 15 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.In addition to the Toronto Star, the company owns daily, community and commuter newspapers in numerous communities and a 56 per cent interest in VerticalScope, a Toronto-based digital media company.———Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with subsidiaries of the Globe and Mail and Montreal’s La Presse. Companies in this story: (TSX:TS.B)The Canadian Press read more

UN refugee agency notes milestone in repatriating longterm Burundian refugees

16 September 2009More than 50,000 Burundian refugees have now been repatriated from Tanzania, where some of them had been living since fleeing their country in 1972, according to the United Nations refugee agency. A further 5,000 refugees who remain in Tanzania are expected to return to Burundi in the coming months.“Assisted voluntary return, organized by UNHCR [the UN High Commissioner for Refugees] in cooperation with the governments of Tanzania and Burundi, is part of an ambitious but realistic solutions strategy to end one of the world’s most protracted refugee situations,” said UNHCR’s representative in Tanzania, Yacoub El Hillo. The 50,000th refugee to be repatriated was an 11-month-old baby girl called Happiness, who crossed the border in a group of 496 people on Sunday. UNHCR and its local partners marked the occasion with a small ceremony in Katumba settlement. They gave Happiness’ parents – both farmers who were born and raised in the refugee settlement – a new bicycle to take with them for her.UNHCR provides support for the so-called 1972 refugees from Burundi after they return home. It provides them with temporary shelter and supports a peaceful mediation process to resolve disputes. The Government and its UN partners also help to settle landless returnees in special rural integrated villages, six of which have been opened in 2008 and 2009. read more

Donald Trump Jews who vote for Democrats show great disloyalty

President Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty” and went a step further on Wednesday, saying any vote for a Democrat is a vote against Israel.“I think that if you vote for a Democrat you are very, very disloyal to Israel and to the Jewish people,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House.The Republican president drew outrage on Tuesday from Democratic presidential candidates and U.S. Jewish groups after accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of “great disloyalty.”Critics said Trump‘s comments echoed an anti-Semitic trope accusing American Jews of dual loyalties to the United States and Israel.Trump initially responded on Twitter on Wednesday by quoting a conservative columnist as saying American Jews “don’t know what they’re doing.” The Republican president thanked the commentator, Wayne Allyn Root, who likened Trump to the “king of Israel” and said Israelis “love him like he is the second coming of God.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The comments about Israel followed Trump‘s attacks on a group of first-term Democrats in Congress, U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who were denied entry to Israel last week after Trump pressured the government.“Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel? And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump said on Tuesday, without specifying what or who they were being disloyal to.Those remarks sparked a swift backlash.“My message to Trump: I am a proud Jewish person and I have no concerns about voting Democratic,” Senator Bernie Sanders, a leader in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and an independent, wrote in a Twitter post late on Tuesday.Former Vice President Joe Biden, the current front-runner to challenge Trump in November 2020, called the president’s comments “insulting and inexcusable” and urged him to stop dividing Americans.“The Jewish people don’t need to prove their loyalty to you, @realDonaldTrump – or to anyone else,” said Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke, a former U.S. congressman from Texas who has called Trump a racist over his immigration rhetoric.The Jewish people don’t need to prove their loyalty to you, @realDonaldTrump—or to anyone else. https://t.co/BjgyPo72hH— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 20, 2019American Jews lean Democratic. Roughly 70 percent of American Jews have typically supported Democratic candidates in recent U.S. presidential elections.J Street, a liberal lobbying group based in Washington, was among the many U.S. Jewish organizations that expressed outrage or alarm at Trump‘s comments.“It is dangerous and shameful for President Trump to attack the large majority of the American Jewish community as unintelligent and ‘disloyal,’” the group said on Tuesday.Said Anti-Defamation League leader Jonathan Greenblatt, “It’s unclear who @POTUS is claiming Jews would be ‘disloyal’ to, but charges of disloyalty have long been used to attack Jews.”The American Jewish Committee called Trump‘s comments “shockingly divisive.”“American Jews – like all Americans – have a range of political views and policy priorities. His assessment of their knowledge or ‘loyalty,’ based on their party preference, is inappropriate, unwelcome, and downright dangerous,” said committee Chief Executive David Harris.The Republican Jewish Committee sided with Trump, saying, “President Trump is right, it shows a great deal of disloyalty to oneself to defend a party that protects/emboldens people that hate you for your religion.”Trump is popular in Israel. He delighted many Israelis – while appalling other world powers – by recognizing Jerusalem as their capital, moving the U.S. Embassy there, withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which has particularly close ties with the Trump administration, declined to comment on his remarks.AmericanIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin wrote on Twitter that he had spoken with House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top U.S. elected Democrat, about strong U.S.-Israel relations he said were “not dependent on the links with either party.”Trump has for weeks been attacking Tlaib and Omar, accusing them of hostility to Israel and anti-Semitism. He repeated his attacks on Tlaib on Wednesday, accusing her on Twitter of wanting to cut off aid to Israel, a U.S. ally that has long enjoyed bipartisan support.In February, Omar, who along with Tlaib supports a boycott of Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians, said U.S. Jews have divided loyalties. She apologized for those remarks after being widely condemned by many in her own party.Most Democrats disagree with Tlaib and Omar’s views on Israel, but Trump‘s attacks on them have rallied support for the two within their party.— Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Mayaan Lubell; additional reporting by Jeff Mason; editing by Jonathan Oatis read more

Year in review a look at highs and lows of Trudeaus first

OTTAWA – As Justin Trudeau’s first full year as prime minister comes to a close, downtown roads in the nation’s capital are clogged with snow and construction.It’s an apt metaphor for the increasingly tough slogging Trudeau’s Liberal government has experienced since the heady days last fall, when the fledgling prime minister was winning raves for appointing the first gender-equal cabinet, handing out winter parkas to newly arrived Syrian refugees, being greeted like a rock star by screaming fans and boldly declaring “Canada is back” on the international stage.He’s been slowly building on his campaign promises to construct a cleaner, fairer, more prosperous, progressive and compassionate Canada, but it’s been a bumpy ride with some unanticipated roadblocks along the way.Here’s a look at the high and low points of Trudeau’s year:Jan. 19, 2016: The government names members of a new independent advisory board that is to recommend non-partisan nominees for the Senate. The board’s work is the key to Trudeau’s plan to repair the Senate’s tattered reputation in the wake of the expenses scandal and to restore the upper house’s intended role as an independent chamber of sober second thought.March 3, 2016: Trudeau and premiers agree to the “Vancouver Declaration” on climate change, which includes a commitment to putting a price on carbon pollution. The agreement papers over deep divisions on the issue, leaving the details to be hammered out over the next eight months.March 10, 2016: Trudeau is feted in Washington with the first state dinner for a Canadian prime minister in 19 years. The “bromance” between Trudeau and President Barack Obama blossoms.March 18, 2016: The transformation of the Senate begins in earnest with the appointment of seven independent senators, all of whom were recommended by Trudeau’s new advisory board. He follows that up in October with 21 more appointments, making independent senators for the first time the largest group in the upper house.March 22, 2016: Finance Minister Bill Morneau brings down the Trudeau government’s inaugural budget. It delivers on campaign promises to invest billions in infrastructure to spur economic growth, create a new, more generous child benefit, cut taxes for middle-income earners and hike taxes for the wealthiest one per cent.But it also abandons Trudeau’s promises to run deficits of no more than $10 billion in each of the first three years of his mandate, produce a balanced budget in the fourth year and keep the debt-to-GDP ratio on the decline each and every year. The budget projects deficits for at least five years, totalling $113 billion, including almost $30 billion this year alone. Morneau shifts to predicting a lower debt-to-GDP ratio over the course of the mandate.April 14, 2016: The government introduces a bill in response to the 2015 landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down the ban on medical assistance in dying. Bill C-14 would allow assisted dying only for consenting adults “in an advance stage of irreversible decline’ from a serious, incurable disease, illness or disability and for whom a natural death is “reasonably foreseeable.”That’s more restrictive than the Supreme Court’s directive that medical assistance in dying be available to consenting, competent adults with “grievous and irremediable” medical conditions that are causing enduring, intolerable suffering.The bill eventually passes in June, despite strong objections in the Senate. Just 10 days later, the first constitutional challenge to the new law is launched.April 26, 2016: One day after Canadian John Ridsdel is brutally beheaded by Islamic terrorists who’d held him hostage for seven months in the Philippines, Trudeau says his government will never pay ransom to terrorists. He argues that paying ransom would only help finance terrorists and encourage them to kidnap more Canadians abroad. Ridsdel’s fellow Canadian hostage Robert Hall is subsequently beheaded in June. Trudeau later says dealing with the hostage crisis was the low point of his year.May 18, 2016: The House of Commons devolves into chaos after Trudeau grows impatient with NDP stalling tactics to delay a vote on a government motion that would have given the Liberals unprecedented control over Commons proceedings. Trudeau marches across the aisle, grabs the arm of Conservative whip Gordon Brown and, in the process, accidentally elbows NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest. Trudeau apologizes repeatedly and profusely. The motion is ultimately withdrawn.May 31, 2016: Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo resigns from cabinet and the Liberal caucus to seek treatment for addiction issues. Tootoo later admits he’d had a consensual but inappropriate relationship with a female member of his staff.June 2, 2016: Trudeau admits his government botched the launch of its promised electoral reform initiative by insisting on Liberal control over the all-party committee that is to recommend alternatives to Canada’s first-past-the-post voting system. He frankly concedes his government was behaving too much like the previous Conservative government, which Liberals had roundly condemned for using its majority to impose changes to election laws. He agrees to give up the Liberal majority on the committee.June 29, 2016: President Barack Obama heaps praise on Trudeau in an address to a joint session of the House of Commons and Senate.Summer 2016: Trudeau is photographed shirtless after exploring a cave in Quebec’s Gatineau Park with his family and again while on vacation in Tofino, B.C., where he accidentally photo bombs a beach wedding. Photos of the bare-chested prime minister attract international media attention.Aug. 21, 2016: Health Minister Jane Philpott apologizes for repeatedly charging taxpayers for the use of a pricey luxury car service owned by a man who volunteered on her election campaign last fall. She promises to reimburse at least $3,700.Sept. 20, 2016: Trudeau addresses the United Nations, urging political leaders to avoid exploiting fear and anxiety and to focus instead on things that unite people, such as promoting economic growth and job creation. The speech is part of an effort to rebrand Canada as a constructive partner of the UN, after years of thinly veiled disdain by the Harper government. Trudeau wants Canada to win a seat on the UN Security Council in 2020.Sept. 22, 2016: Trudeau’s two top aides — chief of staff Katie Telford and principal secretary Gerald Butts — apologize for claiming excessive moving expenses when they relocated their families from Toronto to Ottawa after the Liberals took office. The pair had claimed a combined $207,000. After days of opposition criticism, they agree to reimburse a total of $65,000.Sept. 27, 2016: In its first major energy policy decision, the Trudeau government approves construction of the Pacific NorthWest LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C. and the associated pipeline, subject to conditions to mitigate its environmental impact. The decision angers some First Nations leaders and environmentalists who oppose the project.Oct. 3, 2016: Trudeau announces that the federal government will unilaterally impose a price on carbon pollution — a floor price of $10 a tonne starting in 2018 and increasing to $50 a tonne by 2022 — in provinces and territories that fail to adopt their own carbon pricing plan. All revenue from the federal pricing regime is to be returned to the provinces or territories in which it is generated.His surprise announcement prompts several walk-outs at a meeting of federal-provincial environment ministers and outrage from some premiers, particularly Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall.Oct. 30, 2016: Trudeau flies to Brussels to sign a Canada-European Union free trade deal, seven years in the making. Only a week earlier, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, had seemed doomed by the Belgian region of Wallonia’s objections, prompting International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland to walk out of talks.October 2016: Trudeau begins to take heat over so-called cash-for-access fundraisers where donors pay up to $1,500 to rub shoulders with the prime minister or one of his ministers. The events appear to contradict Trudeau’s own guidelines for ethical conduct, which stipulate that “there should be no preferential access or appearance of preferential access” in exchange for political donations.Trudeau defends the practice, arguing that federal political financing rules, including disclosure requirements and strict caps on donations, prevent any appearance of conflict of interest. The controversy escalates throughout the fall and continues to dog Trudeau going into the new year.Nov. 8, 2016: Donald Trump triumphs in the U.S. presidential election, stunning pundits and pollsters and turning the Canada-U.S. relationship on its head. Trump, a protectionist, anti-immigration populist who doubts the science of climate change and has routinely demeaned women, changes the equation for the Trudeau government on a host of issues, from carbon pricing to pipelines.Nov. 14, 2016: Trudeau and a raft of senior ministers meet with some of the world’s most powerful institutional investors in a bid to persuade them that Canada offers a stable economic and political environment in which to safely invest. The summit is central to Trudeau’s goal of turning Canada into a magnet for foreign investment and attracting billions in capital for a new infrastructure bank his government is creating to fund “transformative” projects across the country.Nov. 22, 2016: The government announces it will purchase 18 Super Hornet jet fighters as a stop-gap measure while it launches an open competition to find a permanent replacement for Canada’s aging CF-18 fleet, a process that could take up to five years. Trudeau had promised during the 2015 election that a Liberal government would scrap the Conservatives’ plan to purchase costly F-35 stealth fighters.Nov. 29, 2016: Trudeau signs off on two major pipeline projects to move Alberta’s oil sands crude to tide water: Kinder Morgan’s deeply controversial Trans Mountain line through suburban Vancouver and Enbridge’s proposed replacement of Line 3, a 50-year-old pipeline from Alberta to the United States.The decision prompts cries of betrayal from environmentalists and some indigenous leaders.Trudeau tries to soften the blow by simultaneously nixing the Northern Gateway pipeline across northwestern B.C. and imposing a promised oil tanker ban on the northwest Pacific coast.Dec. 1, 2016: The opposition-dominated special committee on electoral reform recommends the government design a proportional voting system and hold a national referendum to gauge support for it. Liberal members of the committee recommend Trudeau abandon his promise to reform the electoral system by the next election in October 2019, saying there’s no consensus among Canadians and not enough time to make such a radical change.Democratic Institution Minister Maryam Monsef dismisses the report, insists there’s no consensus and mocks opposition parties for not recommending a specific new voting system. She apologizes the following day for her insulting tone but sticks by the substance of her response to the committee’s report.Dec. 5, 2016: Monsef launches an online survey on electoral reform, which does not ask participants about any specific voting model but rather purports to elicit the values Canadians want to underpin their democracy. The survey is mocked ruthlessly in social media and by opposition parties who suspect it’s designed to either allow Trudeau to renege on his promise of electoral reform or promote a ranked ballot system, for which he has in the past expressed a preference.Dec. 9, 2016: After a day-long first ministers’ meeting, Trudeau declares victory in his bid to craft a pan-Canadian plan to combat climate change. But Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall refuses to be part of any plan that includes imposing a price on carbon and threatens to go to court if the federal government imposes a carbon tax on his province. Manitoba’s Brian Pallister also refuses for the time being to sign on, to protest the lack of an agreement on health care funding.Dec. 13, 2016: A federal task force on legalization and regulation of marijuana recommends storefront and mail-order sales to people 18 and older, with personal growing limits of four plants per person and a 30-gram limit on personal possession. The government has promised legislation in the spring.Dec. 19, 2016: A meeting with provincial and territorial health and finance ministers ends in acrimony after Finance Minister Bill Morneau rejects demands that the annual federal health transfer to the provinces continue to increase at a rate of six per cent per year. He pulls his offer — 3.5 per cent annual increase in the transfer, plus $11.5 billion over 10 years in targeted funding for home care and mental health — off the table, reverting to his original plan of a three per cent escalator plus an undetermined amount for home care and mental health for provinces that choose to strike a bilateral deal. Premiers renew calls for a first ministers’ meeting on the issue. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, over look winter wear that will be handed out to refugees from Syria at Pearson International airport, in Toronto, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.As Justin Trudeau’s first full year as prime minister comes to a close, downtown roads in the nation’s capital are clogged with snow and construction. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Year in review: a look at highs and lows of Trudeau’s first full year as PM by Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 22, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Dec 22, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Sidney Rice Tears ACL A Blow to Struggling Seahawks

Photo by SBNationSidney Rice, a key member of the Seattle Seahawks’ offense,  will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in Monday night’s 14-9 win over St. Louis.Pro Football Talk first reported the news that hurts an offense that is ranked 28th in the NFL, averaging 198.8 yards per games. Rice suffered the injury midway through the second quarter of Monday’s game on a first-and-goal play from the 9-yard line.Quarterback Russell Wilson tried to get the ball to Rice on the left side of the end zone, but overthrew him slightly. Both Rice and Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins dove for the ball, with Jenkins landing on top of Rice’s lower body. Rice noticeably limped after the play and did not re-enter the game.Rice has not been the player expected after signing a five-year, $41 million deal with the Seahawks prior to the 2011 season. After catching 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns with Minnesota, Rice has not caught more than 50 passes in his three seasons with Seattle. Injuries have been a major part of his minor production. read more

Sandwichs combien de temps se conserventils

first_imgSandwichs : combien de temps se conservent-ils ? Le syndicat de la restauration rapide a annoncé dans un communiqué qu’une étude est en cours concernant la “durée de vie” des sandwichs vendus en restauration. Cette enquête intervient après le décès de deux adolescents ayant mangé dans un fast-food et un kebab.Dès 2009, le Syndicat National de la restauration rapide (Snarr) avait demandé “une étude scientifique d’analyses microbiologiques permettant de déterminer la durée de vie d’un sandwich” rappelle l’AFP. Mais les décès de deux adolescents survenus ces derniers mois suite à des intoxications alimentaires ont relancé l’affaire. À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Lundi, le Syndicat a donc annoncé qu’une étude était actuellement en cours sur la durée de vie des sandwichs vendus exclusivement en restauration. Les sandwichs fabriqués en usine comportant une date limite de consommation, ils se sont vus écartés de l’étude qui attend actuellement d’être validée par l’Agence de sécurité sanitaire des aliments (l’ancienne Afssa) et par la direction générale de l’alimentation.Selon le Snarr, la “durée de vie” dépend essentiellement des ingrédients qui le composent, de la température à laquelle il a été conservé et de la durée entre sa fabrication et sa consommation. Mais l’hygiène des établissements est également un point crucial. Or il faut savoir que si la loi de modernisation de l’agriculture datant de 2010 prévoit une “formation obligatoire à l’hygiène”, dans les faits, celle-ci n’est pas toujours appliquée car les décrets n’ont pas été publiés regrette l’association UFC-Que Choisir. Rassurante, la présidente de la commission de sûreté alimentaire du Snarr, affirme cependant que “cette formation est déjà effective chez la grande majorité de [ses] adhérents” qui dénombre pas moins de 3.000 établissements. Le 23 mars 2011 à 16:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Power Rangers exclusive ComicCon 2019 bundle stars Red Ranger Jason

first_img Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies 2:43 Top 5 things you didn’t know about the Power Rangers Hasbro’s Lightning Collection debuted last August featuring photorealistic depictions of the characters similar to the toymaker’s Star Wars: The Black Series line. At Toy Fair 2019, this line expanded to include characters like Mighty Morphin villain Lord Zedd and Rangers from the Dino Charge and S.P.D. series. Has it been awhile since you’ve checked in on the Power Rangers? We have article explaining every single Power Rangers TV show ever, just in case you’re wondering what the show’s been up to for the last two decades. Comic-Con 2018: All things DC, from Aquaman to Wonder Woman Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Share your voice Enlarge ImageOriginal Power Ranger Jason stars in this Lightning Collection bundle featuring both his Red Ranger and Gold Ranger looks. Hasbro Jason Lee Scott fans, your Mighty Morphin Power Rangers bundle featuring both of the character’s Ranger suits is coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2019.The Power Rangers Lightning Collection two-pack will feature 6-inch depictions of Jason as both the original Red Ranger from 1993 and the Gold Ranger from 1996’s Power Rangers Zeo. The figures will be exclusive to July’s San Diego Comic-Con event, costing $50 (about £39, AU$72) and will be available on the Hasbro Pulse website after the convention.e5918-sdcc-2-pack-lo-resThe set includes nearly all of the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger weapons as accessories, as well as the Golden Power Staff. Hasbro Both versions of Jason, played on the show by actor Austin St. John, will have swappable heads for both helmet and non-helmet looks, along with a set of accessories that include the Power Axe, Power Bow, Power Blades, Power Lance and Power Sword. These can all come together to make a Power Blaster.This version of the Red Ranger will also include the shield that’s most famously known as being part of Green Ranger Tommy Oliver’s costume. The two shared the shield during the Power Rangers season 1 episode titled Gung Ho. The line featuring Jason comes amid rumors that St. John could be making his first return to the Power Rangers TV show since a guest appearance in 2002’s Forever Red episode of Power Rangers Wild Force. According to That Hashtag Show, the actor may return for a team-up episode in Power Rangers Beast Morphers, which is currently airing on Nickelodeon. 0 Tags 22 Photos Comic-Conlast_img read more

AK Meet the Socialist Rifle Association

first_imgTwo members of the Socialist Rifle Association’s fledgling Alaska chapter met Nov. 4 at Rabbit Creek Shooting Park in Anchorage for the group’s first range day. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/CoastAlaska)There are some pro-Second Amendment citizens that say they feel put off by the National Rifle Association’s politics. That’s leading to the emergence of left-leaning shooting groups across the country. Meet the Socialist Rifle Association in Alaska.It’s the Sunday before the election and members of the Socialist Rifle Association are meeting at a public shooting range on the outskirts of Anchorage. It’s the group’s first “range day” where the membership (all two of them) meet to shoot guns and talk politics.“When I tell people that I’m a member of the Socialist Rifle Association, they get confused,” said the 30-year-old member, who didn’t want to give his name. (We’ll get to why in a bit.) “There’s just a notion that socialists are authoritarian and anti-gun, and they get really scared, just by that word: socialist.”This self-described socialist who works on the pipeline sports a ball cap, fuzzy facial hair and knee-high steel toe rubber boots. He believes strongly in the Second Amendment but said he’s put off by the apparent axis between mainstream gun culture and right-wing populism.“I was actually on the verge of joining the National Rifle Association but this one just seemed more in line with my views,” he said.The Socialist Rifle Association legally incorporated last month in Kansas. It’s part of trend of leftist gun groups that’s sprung up as an alternative to the NRA’s fiery rhetoric.“You look at some of the rhetoric that the NRA has been putting out over the last year or so, and I think possibly they’re the real extremists, not us,” said Nick, a 34-year-old warehouse worker from Anchorage. He’s helping set up the Socialist Rifle Association’s Alaska chapter.Why should self-described socialists organize a firearms association in the first place?“I think that there’s a lot of marginalized groups that could benefit from self-defense,” Nick replied, “such as the LGBT community, minorities and also poor people where they’re not as well-served by the police as people with more money.”The right to bear arms is widely supported in Alaska. A poll in 2017 found 60 percent of Alaskans oppose stricter gun laws.The Second Amendment is one thing these guys and more right-wing gun enthusiasts do have in common.“It’s been one of the icebreakers when I have a big disagreement with somebody where it starts getting nasty, and they have these preconceived notions of what a leftist is, is to start talking about guns and gun ownership and gun rights,” the pipeline workers said. “It’s very healing.”Members of the Socialist Rifle Association brought pistols, a shotgun and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a meet in November. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/CoastAlaska)So why the anonymity? Both say they’re worried about their jobs. The pipeline worker said he often talks politics while on the job. But he’s worried that his managers could fire him for his unorthodox associations. There are no First Amendment protections in the workplace.“And I don’t want to scare anyone in my workplace with this. Because it is, it’s a really sensitive issue,” he added.It is sensitive. Organizing around guns and ideology in a polarized political climate has potential dangers.“Our society’s flooded with assault-style rifles,” said Bill Morlin, a veteran journalist who’s covered militia movements in the Pacific Northwest for decades. He now works for the Southern Poverty Law Center which tracks extremist groups and is a correspondent for its online publication Hatewatch. He recently covered a Patriot Prayer rally in Seattle this August where self-described alt-right militia and antifa counter-demonstrators faced off with rifles slung over shoulders and pistols in holsters.“There’s a political pot out there and it’s really boiling,” Morlin said by phone from Spokane, Washington. “You have the far-left and the far-right and they’re both in this pot. And all this has really — the temperature of the boil and the rapidity of the boil — really kicked up with the November 2016 election of Donald Trump.”He said most political violence stems from the far-right. This year alone, his group has tracked at least 41 murders by far-right extremists or those who admitted to be inspired by far-right rhetoric.“The rise of right-wing domestic terrorism is a serious issue in this country,” said Socialist Rifle Association President Alexander Tackett by telephone in Wichita, Kansas. “But the moment a bunch of leftists meet up at a gun range, people start getting antsy when this has already been going on on the other side for a long time.”A member of the Socialist Rifle Association practices on a 9mm he refers to as “the working class pistol.” He bought it secondhand for $100. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/CoastAlaska)The group has rules against open carry at demonstrations or rallies. But he said it stands in solidarity with armed leftist groups that do.Back at the pistol range, the Alaska members say armed activism isn’t what they joined up for.“We’re not a militia and we don’t support any activism that includes violence,” the pipeline worker said. “I mean, guns are our premise as an organization but we don’t advocate violence and we’re not okay with it unless it’s in self-defense.”The Socialist Rifle Association is proving popular. A little over a month since it was incorporated it’s gone from a humorous Facebook page to a legally incorporated social welfare organization with nearly a thousand card-carrying members. And there are now chapters in all 50 states, including Alaska.Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove contributed to this report.last_img read more

Goa Cabinet Reshuffle to happen soon

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant accompanied the group of 10 Congress MLAs to Delhi at the meeting where they were welcomed with flowers and BJP scarves. Sawant said a decision on dropping any minister from the coalition partners will be taken after meeting senior BJP leaders Shah and JP Nadda. Congress held a protest in Parliament where party MPs accused the ruling BJP of causing a political crisis in the states of Goa and Karnataka. A number of top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, protested near the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex and shouted slogans and carried placards.last_img read more

Mayor Turner Halves Proposed Property Tax Hike

first_imgAl OrtizHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner is lowering that “one-time” property tax hike he’s proposing to pay for debris clean-up after hurricane Harvey. Turner said Wednesday, the federal government will cover more expenses than first expected.The Mayor was proposing an increase from the current 58 cents per $100 dollars of appraised value to almost 64 cents and he says that hike can now be reduced by half. Turner even hinted that the Texas government could prevent the tax increase from happening at all.“If, for example, we were able to get some assistance from the State, from their emergency disaster line items or –let’s say— from the Rainy Day Fund,” says Turner, “then we might not need to do any sort of increase in the tax rate at all.”There will be three public hearings, the first of which is scheduled for September 25th. Sharelast_img read more

Diva wide receivers like Odell Beckham are overrated and completely replaceable

first_imgIn the midst of the Odell Beckham drama, Colin doesn’t think the Giants shouldn’t deal with his headaches. They can win without him. Elite, diva wide receivers are the most overrated position in football.“The diva wide receiver. The game is up. The data is in. The analytics are proof. They simply don’t matter.” Vegas is disrespecting LeBron and the Cavs. LeBron owns the Warriors, and they have all the pressure this year, while LeBron has none for the first time in his career. And, he owns Golden State.“For the first time in LeBron’s career, no pressure. The pressure is all on Golden State.” Texas plays Oklahoma this week and Colin is rooting for Charlie Strong. He loves when traditional powers matter. But, Strong still hasn’t turned around Texas in year 3, when most elite coaches only need 2 years. The biggest problem for Strong is that he’s a defensive coach and can’t get the defense right. It doesn’t feel like he is a fit.It turns out that the guy who dumped the beer on an Orioles outfielder in Totronto was a media member. Colin is sick of political and sports media getting into the rooting business.  What happened to journalistic objectivity?Nebraska football is dead and they’re not coming back. Nothing against Nebraska, but it’s hard to get elite players and coaches to come to Lincoln with so many options nationally. It’s a different world.And, platinum Herd guest Greg  Cosell stops by the Herd Film Room to tell the audience what the film says about NFL Week 4 performances.Guests:Greg Cosell – NFL Films and NFL Matchup joins the show to break down the film from the last week and explain why the idea that there is an on-field Odell Beckham problem is a media creation, why Andrew Luck critics are off-base, and if Carson Palmer is just playing poorly or in a permanent decline.Jason McIntyre – Founder of The Big Lead and co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio to talk about the looming NFL quarterback problem, why everyone needs to lay off Andrew Luck, why Texas is a tougher job than it was 10 years ago and Charlie Strong deserves more time, and why he thinks Alabama could struggle to beat Arkansas this weekend.Bob Kravitz – Colts Insider and columnist joins the show to talk about whether Andrew Luck is getting closer to voicing his displeasure of with the front office, why the Colts have struggled, his take on Jim Irsay and the direction of the organization.Ray Lewis – 2-time Super Bowl Champ is in-studio discussing the right to protest and the need for solutions, whether NFL players are envious of NBA players’ power, where Odell Beckham’s head is at after he spoke with him,  and his thoughts on Raiders Punter Marquette King doing his dance.last_img read more

Every Major League Baseball team has a Pride Night – except one

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Pride Nights are becoming increasingly popular in the sports world. Every Major Baseball League team in the US hosts one, or at least has one planned. That is, every team except one. WATCH: Dodgers celebrate Pride, feature seven gay couples on kiss camPeople mock hugging baseball players because we can’t have nice thingsBaseball star apologizes for homophobic and racist tweetsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/every-major-league-baseball-team-pride-night-except-one/ GAYSTARNEWS- ‘It’s going to be real hard to look in the mirror and see themselves as the only team in Major League Baseball that is not holding a Pride Night,’ said David Kilmnick, CEO of the LGBT Network, a New York-based nonprofit.Kilmnick was the one to first propose a Pride Night to the Mets. He approached the Yankees, but he said they ‘didn’t seem interested’.He added: ‘It’s a shame that we have a team here in the greatest city in the entire country, and one of the most diverse cities in the entire country, that is not doing a Pride Night to welcome its LGBT fanbase.’Sports and the LGBTI have sometimes been at odds. From younger ages to the pros, there is often a divide separating the two.There are some advancements beyond Pride Nights, though. This year was the first time the NFL and MLB participated in New York City’s Pride parade.GSN reached out to the Yankees for comment.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img After the Los Angeles Angels announced a Pride Night for June 2019, the New York Yankees remain the only team without an event.‘A couple of clubs started this about 14 or 15 years ago,’ said Billy Bean, MLB’s vice president and special assistant to the Commissioner.‘It’s been interesting to watch it expand over the last few years, and I think that’s a great example of the clubs understanding our responsibility to our communities, and the importance of a positive and accepting message.’The nights allow LGBTQ fans to share their identity with something they’re passionate about.The odd team outThe Big Apple’s other team, the Mets, have held their own Pride Nights. The game nights are like any other — there are no new rules and everyone still sings along to classic baseball songs.There just happen to be some rainbow flags and the kiss cam draws attention to both straight and same-sex couples. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Yankee Stadium | Photo: Unsplash/Chanan Greenblattlast_img read more

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first_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Related Content News | October 19, 2010 Display Support Simplifies Triple-Monitor Mammography Workstations News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more center_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more October 19, 2010 — Three Palm Software has developed support for Matrox Xenia Pro display controller boards for its WorkstationOne breast imaging workstation solution. This cooperation provides radiologists with an advanced triple-monitor platform to efficiently manage their digital mammography workflow, while simplifying installation and configuration. WorkstationOne is a full-featured breast imaging workstation, with an emphasis on efficient interpreting workflow and expert viewing methodologies, such as Tabar’s systematic viewing masks. WorkstationOne supports IHE mammography image profile and provides rich enterprise integration features. It is a software product that can be installed on an off-the-shelf general purpose computer with one or two grayscale high-resolution monitors and one color monitor. Matrox Xenia Series triple digital display support from a single slot board — including forward- and backward-compatibility with a broad range of display brands, resolutions and formats — fits well with Three Palm Software’s mammography workstations. For more information: www.threepalmsoft.com or www.matrox.com/xeniaseries FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read morelast_img read more

Custom Configuration Convenient Reporting Advance Operations at Sovah Health

first_imgSponsored Content | Case Study | Information Technology | September 07, 2018 Custom Configuration, Convenient Reporting Advance Operations at Sovah Health Imaging software that demonstrates a positive customer experience delivers tangible results in speed and cost reduction Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Configurability and EfficiencyAccording to research from the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands,1 workstation customization plays a critical role in enabling radiologists to perform their jobs with maximum efficiency and satisfaction. A more efficient, comfortable radiology department has a direct impact on turnaround times, overall cost reduction and even helping a hospital reduce the length of patient stays.2“The radiologists actually enjoy using this PACS,” said Nick Keatts, imaging network director with Martinsville. “They’ve configured everything they want to be exactly how they want it, and that’s what they like most.” References1. Jorritsma, 2016. Human-computer interaction in radiology. Aula Academiegebouw Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.2. Betbeze, 2017. Radiology Sinking Your Bottom Line? Try These 3 Fixes. Health Leaders Media.3. Frost & Sullivan, 2018. Enterprise Imaging  – Total Cost of Ownership: Bottom Line Considerations When Choosing an Enterprise Imaging Vendor. Frost & Sullivan. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Support and Service According to Keatts, the level of service received and the relationship with the company have also played an important role in the continued ease of the software.“I have a great relationship with Novarad,” Keatts said. “If you call support, you speak to someone right then and there, and they do not hang up the phone until your problem is resolved. That’s something a lot of companies should model, because it lets the customer know that the problem will really be fixed.”U.S.-based customer support has also proved to be an important time saver. Because of the advanced medical terms that must often be used in hospital support, having the conversation with a non-native English speaker can pose a problem when attempting to explain issues.“We’re in the South, too, so that’s another barrier,” Merricks explained. “People often have a difficult time picking up on our dialect and understanding some of the words we say.”The immediate nature of the support representatives also places employees at ease and speeds resolution of any issues.“When an employee calls technical support and there’s a language barrier, it can make the call very difficult,” Keatts added. “When you get a U.S.-based customer service agent, it’s a sigh of relief for a lot of people to know that they can easily understand each other and get the problem resolved that much quicker.” Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Established in 1970, Sovah Health – Martinsville, Va., resides in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains caring for not only the people of Martinsville, but those of surrounding locales as well. The full-service, acute care hospital is licensed for 220 beds and provides medical services such as behavioral health, cancer care, orthopedics, surgical services, rehabilitation and more. The nearby Martinsville International Speedway has an audience capacity of 60,000 and conducts major race events throughout the year.The hospital has received recognition from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), among others, for demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients.After experiencing growth and the accompanying need for a more capable method of imaging storage, Martinsville discovered Novarad’s NovaPACS software. Martinsville also utilizes Novarad’s NovaDose radiation dose management software.“I was the decision-maker originally, and I liked Novarad,” said Teresa Merricks, director of radiology with Martinsville. “They were very responsive throughout the process.”While necessity pushed Martinsville to search for their new software vendor, there were other factors that truly sealed the decision. Among them, Martinsville was concerned with configurability, support and clear pricing. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Straightforward PricingHealthcare is infamous for cost overruns and a plethora of budgetary problems. One of the most important deciding factors when it comes to software investments, therefore, has to be the total cost of ownership (TCO). In the whitepaper Enterprise Imaging – Total Cost of Ownership, research firm Frost & Sullivan placed average cost overruns as exceeding nearly 25 percent for typical EHR vendor implementations.3This kind of unpredictability has spawned a great interest in procuring upfront pricing from vendors particularly in regard to software contracts. With Novarad, however, Merricks explained that the cost has been consistent and comprehensible.“Our upgrades and support come with the product, so to speak,” Merricks said. “When I add a modality to the contract, we know that there’s going to be an increase and we get that information prior.” News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more center_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more For the FutureMartinsville has further plans to improve operations in the coming months and years, including greater increases in ease of image delivery, report sharing, resource sustainability and more. The hospital’s experience with Novarad software has helped to improve various functions and pave the way to implement further positive changes.  Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

Costa Rica mens football team enters friendlies with major questions to answer

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica falls to Brazil in Oscar Ramirez’s coaching debut Costa Rica suffers upsetting 1-0 loss to South Africa La Sele announces 23-man roster for Copa América tournament Copa America Group A: Costa Rica faces stiff opposition Two former world champions await as Costa Rica’s national football team looks to regain its giant-killer form that spurred it through last year’s historic World Cup run.With its best player stuck in unprecedented contract drama in Spain and a head coach that was named to the position just two weeks ago, “La Sele” enters this week’s friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay void of continuity and filled with unknowns. For his first game as head coach, Óscar Ramírez gets the worst welcome gift ever with five-time champion Brazil on Saturday. The defensive-minded Ramírez will be charged with wrapping up the Brazilians’ aggressive attack, led by Barcelona striker Neymar.Brazil’s 23-year-old captain will present major problems for a team that has been largely without a defensive identity for the past year. How Ramírez plans to stop one of the world’s best scorers with so little time to prepare may be the most interesting side note to Saturday’s action. And alongside Neymar, Brazil also brings star defenders David Luiz and Marcelo, as well as 32-year-old legend Kaká, who could be seeing his last action with Brazil’s national team.Ever since its disastrous exit at home in the World Cup, the Brazilians have stormed back to a 12-1-1 record, although their last game ended in a surprising loss in penalty kicks to Paraguay in June’s Americas Cup. Ticos llegaron a apoyar a #LaSele en el entrenamiento de esta mañana en la Universidad de MontClair. pic.twitter.com/4t5jlUqlYv— FEDEFUTBOL (@FEDEFUTBOL_CR) September 2, 2015 Así entrenó #LaSele esta mañana en la Universidad de MontClair pic.twitter.com/wfAYkudBgq— FEDEFUTBOL (@FEDEFUTBOL_CR) September 2, 2015center_img Uruguay’s attack will be without its best talents in Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez. Suárez, who is one of the world’s top strikers, is suspended from international play by FIFA after his infamous bite of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup. However, “La Celeste” is bringing its first-team defense to Costa Rica with experienced leaders like Maxi Pereira, captain Diego Godín, and Martín Cáceres.If Brazil gives Ramírez a chance to see where his undermanned defense can match up against the world’s best, then Uruguay will give him a clearer idea of how his offense can do against Uruguay’s respected backline. The coach made a bit of a surprise when he called up Saprissa forward Daniel Colindres, 30, and Alajuelense midfielder Ariel Rodríguez, 28, to La Sele instead of younger talent.With known commodities like captain Bryan Ruíz, Celso Borges, and Joel Campbell already in place, all eyes will be on the new call-ups. Ramírez also selected his former player Ronald Matarrita, a 21-year-old midfielder with Alajuelense, to have the chance to take part in his first action with La Sele.Costa Rica and Uruguay will kick off at 8 p.m. local time. Tickets, which are still available on specialticket.net, start at ₡8,000 ($16). Facebook Comments For Costa Rica, the loss of Bryan Oviedo makes Ramírez’s job to retool a broken defense even harder. Though Oviedo’s knee injury is only supposed to keep him out for two weeks, injuries have been a reoccurring theme for the 25-year-old Premier League defender who missed last year’s World Cup and July’s Gold Cup while sidelined with ailments.And without star goalkeeper Keylor Navas, the margin for error or miscommunication in the backfield shrinks to zero. Esteban Alvarado is a capable goalie, as he showed when put in place for Navas during the Gold Cup, but the Ticos’ defensive losses may prove too significant against an always dangerous Brazilian frontline.On its own front, Costa Rica is also without budding star David Ramírez, who is suspended two games by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) after officials said he pushed referee Eric Boria in the Gold Cup quarterfinal match with Mexico. Boria was part of the officiating crew, along with Walter López, that granted Mexico a last-minute penalty kick on a controversial call that boosted the Mexicans past Costa Rica.Saturday’s meeting with Brazil, which kicks off at 2 p.m. Costa Rican time, will be the first time La Sele has taken the field since the dramatic loss. Óscar Ramírez and company will then turn around to host Uruguay on Tuesday at the National Stadium, which will mark the third time the two countries have played in the past 15 months, with the two others resulting in Costa Rican victories.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter One of the enduring tr

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOne of the enduring trends which the travel experts at Abercrombie & Kent continue to identify year after year is multigenerational travel. This comes in many forms. Whether the motivation is to celebrate a special milestone or simply to reconnect away from everyday life, multigenerational travel means sharing life-changing experiences with loved ones.For A&K, this means handcrafting a journey to suit every family dynamic. It may comprise three generations travelling together – grandparents, parents and children – or simply grandparents with one or more grandchildren or a mother and son combination. The possibilities are endless but the end goal the same.One of the most popular ways A&K brings travelling families together is on a curated luxury African safari. Exciting, educational and also relaxing, a safari is guaranteed to deliver lifelong memories for people of all ages: watching children when a herd of elephants emerges from the African bush or spotting hippo midstream from a canoe, marvelling at a pride of lion on the prowl or a Maasai beading workshop. It’s the rare opportunity of getting out in the open air, appreciating nature and witnessing the circle of life. Lodgings come in a variety of shapes and sizes: there are under-canvas options for that Out of Africa safari experience, well-thought-out lodges and villas with all the expected conveniences and there are even safari houseboats for something different.For families with young children, A&K recommends Europe or Southeast Asia. Those willing to travel long-haul to a destination like Italy are rewarded by a rich culture, the best family hotels and villas with all the trimmings, swimming pools and restaurants to suit plus an endless array of activities guaranteed to excite, from gladiator school and pizza-making to mask-making and gelato tastings.Closer to home, A&K pinpoints Vietnam as one of its best family destinations and most economical. It has great diversity from bustling cities and beaches to the mountainous interior and the watery wonderland of the Mekong Delta. There are ancient ruins to explore, country trails and villages to bicycle around, street food tours by scooter, spring roll making for would-be chefs and silk lantern workshops for young creatives. Accommodation is diverse from luxury resort stays by the beach to well-appointed city hotels and a private junk on Halong Bay.Cruises are also popular for multigenerational get-togethers and some of the most rewarding are polar expeditions. These are once-in-a-lifetime journeys to some of the most remote and pristine parts of the planet. They are full of educational experiences and unforgettable wildlife encounters. On A&K’s Antarctic expeditions, guests travel on board the chartered luxury small ship Le Lyrial which has a limited capacity of 199 passengers. The ecosystem of Antarctica is unfathomable. Explored by a lucky few, it is the last true wilderness with vast icebergs, towering mountains, glaciers and geothermal beaches, all providing a backdrop for a huge variety of marine and bird life that cannot be experienced anywhere else on the planet. On each journey, A&K’s expedition team includes award-winning research scientists, habitat conservationists, wildlife photographers and historians who deliver enriching lectures and top-notch guidance on twice-daily Zodiac excursions. Plus, for younger travellers, A&K’s young explorer’s program conducts educational workshops like knot tying, photography, squid dissection, bridge visits and wildlife identification plus a souvenir scrapbook created for each child as a memento of the trip.One of the important elements of a multigenerational holiday which A&K travellers have identified is the wish to impart social awareness to the next generation. It’s a desire to leave the planet in a better shape than it was found, respecting cultural differences, protecting the environment, providing health care, empowering the disadvantaged, ensuring access to education and encouraging economic advancement. A&K Philanthropy has a commitment to all these things and manages over 30 different projects worldwide which A&K guests have the opportunity to visit and see firsthand how lives are being positively impacted.For example, travellers on safari in Zambia are invited to visit Nakatindi Village near Victoria Falls where AKP has initiated projects that include constructing boreholes for clean water, building a medical clinic and maternity ward, expanding the school’s vegetable garden to generate income and supplement children’s diets, building a new classroom block, introducing a school lunch program and establishing a village bike shop and bike tour enterprise run by local women. Time spent in the village with the community and taking a bike ride around the area is a rewarding part of any visit.Families travelling with A&K to Cambodia’s Angkor temples have the opportunity to see the impact AKP has had in the construction of wells for clean water. More than 1200 wells have been installed, bringing fresh, bacteria-free water to more than 20,000 people. Not only does the clean water improve sanitation and health, it is also used to irrigate farm plots and water domestic livestock, helping to improve livelihoods as well. A&K guests will meet a family who has benefited from the installation of a well and witness firsthand the impact that clean water has on their lives.In India, AKP supports Hansraj Children’s Home in Udaipur where 100 orphaned and underprivileged girls are provided with free education, books, accommodation, meals and clothes. Families visiting Udaipur with A&K have the opportunity to visit the school and connect with the students and teachers, an uplifting experience for all concerned.Here is a small sample of what A&K offers for multigenerational travellers:A&K’s 11-day ‘Family Adventure in Southern Africa’Price from AU$37,165 for a family of fourA&K’s eight-day ‘A Family Adventure in Italy’Price from AU$13,995 per adultPrice from AU$5795 per childPrice is based on two adults and two children under 12A&K’s 12-day ‘A Family Adventure in Vietnam’Price from AU$6520 per adultPrice from AU$4520 per childPrice is based on two adults and two children under 12A&K’s six-day ‘Family Adventure to Middle-Earth’Price from AU$8990 per personA&K’s 17-day ‘Antarctica, the Falkland Islands & South Georgia’22 December 2018 – 7 January 2019Prices from US$17,995 per adult (bookings by 31 March 2018)Prices from US$10,995 per child (seven—18) sharing with an adultGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Appeals court Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released

first_imgAppeals court: Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released by The Associated Press Posted Oct 10, 2018 10:10 am PDT Last Updated Oct 10, 2018 at 10:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This May 27, 2005 file photo shows members of Lynyrd Skynyard, lead singer Johnny Van Zant, center, guitarists Rickey Medlocke, left, and Gary Rossington performing in Nashville, Tenn. A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film, “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash,” can be released despite a dispute over the band’s intentions. A lower court judge decided previously that the film violated a “blood oath” made by band members not to exploit the group’s name after the crash. (AP Photo/John Russell) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released despite a dispute over the band’s intentions.The case involves a movie called “Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.”A lower court judge decided previously the film violated a “blood oath” made by bandmembers not to exploit the group’s name after a 1977 plane crash that killed its lead singer and songwriter, Ronnie Van Zant.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision Wednesday, letting the movie be distributed.A lawyer for the movie’s makers called the ruling “a victory for filmmakers, artists, journalists, readers, viewers and the marketplace of ideas.”The lawsuit was brought by Van Zant’s widow and others, including founding band member Allen Collins.last_img read more

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