first_imgLucknow:After a video of two inmates flashing a country-made pistol at the Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao jail went viral on social media, the Samajwadi Party Thursday termed the incident an “open challenge” to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The party alleged the jails in the state were in the pocket of criminals. “Uttar Pradesh ki jail me kuch bhi ho sakta hai. Unnao jail se mukhyamatri ko khula challenge. Raebareli jail me lag rahi kaidi ki adalat. Apradhiyon ki jeb me mukhyamantri ki jail! (Anything can happen in UP jails. It’s an open challenge to the CM from the Unnao jail. In the Rae Bareli jail, criminals are holding a court. The CM’s jail is in the pocket of criminals), the party said in a tweet. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah Commenting on the issue, party spokesman Sharvendra Bikram Singh said criminal ruled the roost in the jail. In the video that went viral on social media, two inmates were seen flashing a country-made pistol, prompting the state government to initiate action against four officials of the Unnao district jail. The UP Home Department, however, Wednesday came up with a bizarre clarification, saying the pistol was made of “clay” and looked real as one of the two inmates was a “good painter”. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey Colony The video of the inmates– Amrish and Gaurav Pratap Singh, alias Ankur– was circulated on social media on June 23 and the state government had termed the entire sequence of events serious. Additional Director General (Prisons) Anand Kumar had said, “In the probe, it was found that the incident took place in collusion with some jail officials to put pressure on the jail administration.” “Head Jail Warders Mata Prasad and Hemraj and Jail Warders Awadhesh Sahu and Saleem Khan have been found colluding with the inmates. Action is being initiated against them as per rules,” he had said, adding that the video dated back to February. “Inmate Amrish was brought to the Unnao jail from Meerut, while Gaurav was transferred from Lucknow,” he said. In a statement, the Home Department said, “During the probe, it was found that Gaurav is a very good painter and the pistol shown in the video is made of clay.” “Apart from this, all the food items, which are seen in the video, are regular items, which are given to the inmates. None of the items were brought from outside or are objectionable,” it added. The statement also said that Amrish, a resident of Meerut, was serving life term in a case of loot and murder while Gaurav, who hails from Rae Bareli, was named in similar cases.last_img read more

first_img“British Columbians could be forgiven for thinking that the Government is playing politics on an issue that goes to the core of our democracy and that it is rigging the process to engineer the outcome that it desires,” stated Gardner. “As we have said from the start, the question is confusing, the process is rushed, and there was very little consultation. If the NDP government needs more time to defend its own law and regulations, we think it is only fair and reasonable that the referendum be postponed.”The ICBA says it is continuing to wait for the NDP government’s formal response to its Supreme Court challenge against the referendum.The Association added that the purpose of its legal challenge is to ensure that the referendum presents a clear question on proportional representation, that voters have the information they need to make an informed decision, and that the public is allowed a fair opportunity to participate in the referendum process.“We will consider the decision and consider next steps,” added Gardner. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association has lost its bid in B.C. Supreme Court to seek an injunction that would have stopped the upcoming provincial referendum on proportional representation until its legal challenge against the referendum had been heard.Earlier today, the Court rejected the ICBA’s injunction application to postpone the referendum before a ruling is issued on its legal challenge to the referendum.ICBA President Chris Gardner said that the Courts rarely, if ever, grant such an injunction, a point made clear by Madam Justice J. Miriam Gropper’s decision today.last_img read more

We have heard how the accident on the Skyway Bridge has affected traffic and caused structural damage. But how did this happen? Even if the driver was allegedly impaired, how is it possible to drive a dump trailer with the bed up?I’ve been told that this is more common than people think and that with just a few simple mistakes the dump box can easily rise. However the manager I spoke with today told me the driver of the truck that went into the bridge would have had enough warning signs to tell him that something was wrong.District Manager Jim Campbell says you start up the dump truck after completing an inspection of the outside. Campbell says doing a standard check is crucial before every drive”If he did his pre-trip inspection and made sure everything was functioning correctly or if when he got into the cab, the type of vehicle he had probably had controls at the side of the seats he would have been able to see the moment he got in the vehicle that something was not correct.”There are a few important components. the tailgate button, the tarp to make sure it is attached to the box and finally the power take off or PTO gage. The PTO activates the pump while the vehicle is in neutral to raise up the box. “As long as they shut the PTO off. The box is going up in the air again. That’s how easy it happens”Campbell has said the 34-year old truck driver should have been able to feel the difference while he was driving: “You actually feel the weight and the way the truck handles acceleration and deceleration, it’s all together different”And even if he couldn’t feel anything wrong, Campbell says the different warning lights and buzzers should have alerted him.Campbell said today that if the warning lights or gages weren’t working in the vehicle it would have been considered out of service. This means the driver would have been operating a dump truck that is unfit for the roads and this would be another legal issue all together. read more

During his three-day visit, which began yesterday, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Jan Pronk, is scheduled to meet with Southern Sudanese Vice-President Riek Machar as well as with the Speaker of the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly. Mr. Pronk will also discuss with the commanders of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the former rebel Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) security issues, including the safety of humanitarian workers in the areas where rebels from Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have been reported to be active.Earlier this month, a humanitarian aid worker was killed near the border with Uganda a week after two workers helping to remove landmines were shot to death in the same area.Meanwhile, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said the situation in Darfur was reported to be tense due to both inter-tribal and factional fighting in many areas of the western region, where nearly two years of fighting between Government forces, pro-government militias and rebels have killed some 180,000 people and displaced 2 million others.Fighting between Arab tribes was reported to be continuing in the Geneina area of West Darfur, leading to a number of casualties.In South Darfur, the situation in Gereida is reported to be tense following an alleged attack by the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on an Arab tribe in Shergeila village on Friday. The African Unity (AU) monitoring mission confirmed 62 casualties amongst the attackers. Some 10,000 people displaced from the village and neighbouring villages are seeking refuge at Gereida.In North Darfur, there are reports of internal fighting between members of the rebel Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA). UNMIS is closely following the developments which seem to be linked to a political split within the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A). read more

Trump trade czar now in place; president says he wants ‘massive’ NAFTA changes by Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2017 11:12 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this March 14, 2017, file photo, U.S. Trade Representative-designate Robert Lighthizer testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lighthizer has easily cleared a hurdle in the Senate. The Senate has voted 81-15 to advance the nomination of Lighthizer. A final confirmation vote could occur later Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) WASHINGTON, United States of America – U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s ready to start a major renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, now that his trade czar has achieved his long-awaited confirmation by the U.S. Senate.The upper chamber voted Thursday with a large bipartisan majority of 82-14 to approve Robert Lighthizer, giving the Trump administration its trade representative and allowing it to finally kickstart its NAFTA process.The president told an interviewer with The Economist that he intends to proceed quickly thereafter: Trump plans to file a 90-day notice with Congress, work with it on negotiating priorities, and start talks with Canada and Mexico later this year.“The clock starts ticking (with Lighthizer’s confirmation),” Trump told the magazine before the vote. The administration has begun signalling that it wants significant changes in a range of areas, including dairy, lumber, automobiles, pharmaceuticals and the dispute-resolution system.Trump interjected when the interviewer suggested it sounds like he wants a big renegotiation.“Big isn’t a good enough word,” the president replied.“Massive.”But that desire for a “massive” renegotiation is butting up against the mundane realities of the political calendar. The U.S. and Mexico have both expressed a desire to get a deal by early next year, before the Mexican election. Few observers believe a substantive renegotiation is possible within a few months.“I don’t have a crystal ball so I’m not going to predict the speed at which the negotiations will advance,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday night in a conference call from Alaska.“We are going to be good, collaborative constructive partners who effectively stand up for the national interest … I hope that we’ll be able to conclude negotiations quickly.”Freeland said she expected to meet Lighthizer soon, and she predicted he “may need to spend a bit of time in consultations prior to formally triggering that 90-day period.”Trump repeated the story in that interview of how he almost withdrew from NAFTA last month. It’s a story he’s told several times.He described an amazing coincidence: Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto called him, one after the other, and both told him almost the same exact thing as they urged him to reconsider.“I have a very good relationship with Justin and a very good relationship with the president of Mexico,” Trump said.“It was an amazing thing. They called separately 10 minutes apart. I just put down the phone with the president of Mexico when the prime minister of Canada called. And they both asked almost identical questions: ‘We would like to know if it would be possible to negotiate as opposed to a termination.’“And I said, ‘Yes, it is. Absolutely.’ So we did that and we’ll start.”There’s a simple explanation for that coincidence: It wasn’t a coincidence.Trump’s own son-in-law Jared Kushner set up the Trudeau call.Around 6 p.m. on April 26, Kushner phoned a prime ministerial aide, told her there was an immediate window to speak with Trump, and she conveyed the news to Trudeau. Sources from both countries have confirmed that Kushner facilitated the call. In the White House version, Kushner was helping out, responding to a request earlier in the day from the Canadians to speak.One source familiar with the thinking of both governments offered a theory for what’s happening: Trump wanted to take credit, before his 100th day in office, for forcing Canada and Mexico into a renegotiation.The source said the governments of Canada and Mexico did the exact same thing as some companies like Ford and Japan’s SoftBank — they let Trump take credit for things they already intended to do.In the case of the companies, it was building U.S. facilities. In the case of Canada and Mexico, it’s renegotiating NAFTA — which both countries had repeatedly stated they were ready for.“That’s what everybody’s doing,” said the insider.“(People are saying), ‘We’re gonna let Trump have the announcement — so he gets credit for it.’… They’ve decided, if they need to give him some victories, as long as it suits us — fine…“As long as they’re not actually, in reality, getting screwed, he can say whatever he wants.”A binational business group suggests one future way this could happen: on regulatory co-operation.Canada is already working with the U.S. to eliminate red tape on products. Now that Trump is looking to slash two regulations for every one he creates, Canada could just hand him the credit.“President Trump is eager for some wins. Canada can help provide him with one, while also advancing its own interests,” Maryscott Greenwood of the Canadian-American Business Council wrote in a Policy Options article.“The Canadian government could present the United States with a proposal for aligning a particular set of regulations. This would represent a bilateral victory for what is at the moment a U.S.-only effort to cut regulatory red tape.”— with files from Mike Blanchfield in Ottawa read more

Ohio State sophomore Tatum Skaggs (11) Skates towards her teammates on the bench to celebrate her goal in the second series game against No. 7 Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Credit: Shanti Lerner | Lantern ReporterOhio State women’s hockey earned a crucial game one win, as sophomore forward Emma Maltais scored a sudden-death game winner on a breakaway goal 28 seconds into overtime against Minnesota State. The No. 10 Buckeyes (19-2-2, 12-10-2 WCHA) handed Minnesota State (9-18-7, 3-16-5 WCHA) a loss for the fourth time this season with a 3-2 win at home in a best-of-three series that opened the first round of the conference tournament.Late game heroics are becoming routine for Maltais, who also scored the winning shootout goal against then-No. 1 Wisconsin last Friday.“That’s the person you want with the puck on her stick at the end of the game,” Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said.Maltais was named All-WCHA First Team on Thursday and proved why with a two-point performance Friday that increased her 1.25 point a game average that led the conference entering the series.Minnesota State did not make things easy for the Buckeyes, as freshman goalie and All-WCHA Second Team selection Abigail Levy stopped 39 of 42 Ohio State shots. Her 914 season saves entering the series make her No. 3 in the NCAA.The Buckeyes were unable to convert in the third period despite blitzing Levy with 17 shots, but Muzerall said her stout play in front of the net was no surprise given prior performances of 41 and 42 saves against Ohio State this year. Ohio State sophomore forward Liz Schepers appeared to score a game-winner when she barreled into the net in what appeared to be a goal before it was waved off for goalie interference 16 minutes into the third period.This was one of several physical third-period plays, which Muzerall said is a brand of hockey that favors the Buckeyes, though she questioned the officiating. “I thought there was a couple calls that the refs missed,” Muzerall said. “I understand it’s playoff hockey and they want us to play, so I appreciated that side of the game too. It didn’t slow us down by any means. If anything it fires us up.”Minnesota State came into the series with 643 blocked shots, the most in the NCAA, and its 19 blocks on the night helped limit the scoring of an Ohio State offense that doubled the Mavericks 42-21 in shots. The Mavericks faced a 161 combined shot deficit to opponents this season entering the postseason.Sophomore forward Tatum Skaggs opened up the scoring for the Buckeyes with her team-leading 16th goal five minutes into the first period. Despite not having a shot on goal in nearly the first 10 minutes of the game, Minnesota State got its chance following a tripping penalty by senior forward Charly Dahlquist.The penalty was Dahlquist’s fourth in four games, contributing to the Buckeyes’ conference-high 7.3 penalty minutes per game.Minnesota State freshman Brooke Bryant converted the power play and equaled the score at the 14-minute mark on what Muzerall said was a lapse in defensive effort.“We were cheating to the wall and they exposed us to the inside,” Muzerall said. “In fact, we were doing that far too often in the first two periods.”The Buckeyes regained the lead heading into the locker room as sophomore defenseman Lisa Bruno beat Levy to the upper left corner with a long-range laser beam for her second-career goal with a minute to go in the first period.Bryant was not finished for the Mavericks. She once again knotted the score with her second goal of the night just a minute into the third period. Her 11 goals on the season make her the most prolific scorer for Minnesota State.Muzerall said if the Buckeyes expect to get a similar result against Minnesota State on Saturday, improvements will have to be made in order to protect the puck.“We were slipping away from the defensive side of the game and we need to bear down defensively, especially in playoff hockey,” Muzerall said.In order to avoid a fourth-straight overtime game, Maltais said the Buckeyes have to take care of business in the first period.“I think if we get on them early and pop a couple more in — just finishing our chances and making sure we lock down on defense before we think about the offense —  I think that’s key for tomorrow’s game,” Maltais said.The Buckeyes will attempt to sweep the Mavericks in Saturday’s 3:07 p.m. matchup while Minnesota State faces elimination and the continuation of an 11-game winless streak. read more

first_imgDeveloper of the sonic drill, Canadian Ray Roussy will be inducted in the Exploration category at the gala dinner in the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver on February 16 (www.im-halloffame.com). Roussy, President of Sonic Drilling Ltd and the Sonic Drill Corp is the patent holder and the developer of modern day sonic drilling technology – a technology that has made a significant impact on the mining industry. Today, seven out of 10 sonic rigs are purchased for mining exploration. Although the diamond drill has long been the preferred tool for mineral exploration in hard rock, in unconsolidated material, it has two unfortunate drawbacks. First, it doesn’t drill well in unconsolidated materials and, secondly, it can’t provide accurate core samples from that kind of formation. Only a sonic drill can recover a continuous core including boulders, clays, silt, sand and gravel and lay it in its stratigraphic sequence – from the surface all the way down to 100 m and deeper.Using Roussy’s innovative sonic drill head, samples, ranging from 3” to 8” in diameter, can be obtained from a wide variety of mineral deposits including hard-to-extract oil sands, slag piles, mine tailings and heap leach pads. Extruded into clear plastic sleeves and then neatly laid out, these core samples can be subjected to a detailed visual examination and analysis, followed by sampling, photographing and archiving for a permanent record of the existing mineral conditions and a comprehensive evaluation.Building his first sonic drill rig in his backyard more than 30 years ago, Roussy’s lifetime work has resulted in three prestigious awards, thanks to the unique features of his sonic drilling technology. The Roussy sonic drill head can:Drill three to five times faster (some users report ten times faster)Produce 70% less mess on siteDrill without the use of drilling mudDrill through mixed soils with easeProduce continuous core samples to 100 m+Use 50% less powerOffer many environmentally-friendly benefits including less noise, less waste, lighter engines, reduced fuel consumption, a smaller footprint and “green” hydraulic oil.Roussy’s sonic drill has overcome all of the traditional hurdles to cost-effective mineral exploration in unconsolidated material, making him a worthy member of the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame.The Sonic drilling technology has recently been nominated for a fourth award. The Northern Ontario Institute of Technology (NOIT) has nominated Roussy for an Ontario Premier’s award.Roussy is an alumni of NOIT where he was first introduced to mechanical engineering before continuing onto Lakehead University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1974.Today, 40 years later, Roussy holds dozens of patents involving sonic drilling technology and is solely responsible for the successful commercialisation of it when others failed to make it work. If Roussy wins the Ontario Premier’s award, it will be the fourth award since 2008 for his technology.Today, award-winning sonic drill rigs, patented and built by the Sonic Drill Corp, are in use on six continents and in every application imaginable. Due to its non-intrusive abilities, sonic drilling technology has often been used (and specifically requested in government contracts) for sensitive projects such as dam remediation, nuclear site investigations and hazardous waste site reclamation.Because vibrations from the drill bit are not transmitted very far beyond the drill, penetrations can occur into very sensitive areas such as critical eco-systems, unstable terrain or vulnerable situations where traditional drilling would cause more harm or be impossible to complete.Initially, sonic drilling technology was seen as a powerful environmental investigation drill due to its ability to provide undisturbed core samples but, now, the technology has broadened in use to excel at geothermal installations, piling and mineral exploration.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing test work, a process review and structural analysis of the bridge and thickener tank, the FLSmidth team recommended a combination of the E-DUCÒ feed dilution technology and the E-Volute™ feedwell. The E-DUCÒ system uses feed stream momentum to induce large volumes of feed dilution prior to the feedwell, thus optimising flocculation due to improved mixing profiles and residence times.“The E-Volute feedwell is characterised by excellent feed stream energy dissipation, optimal mixing energy and shear profiles. Subsequently, it promotes even feed distribution into the thickener with minimal floccule breakage, therefore improving the overall sedimentation performance. Specialists at the FLSmidth Supercentre in Perth completed the project from on-site test work and inspection, to process and mechanical design, fabrication of all components, installation, and finally, commissioning. No other OEM has the ability to provide such a breadth and depth of service.”“Having control of the project meant we could keep to the required tight delivery schedule, while remaining in control of quality and planning on-site. This ability helped to shave three full shifts off the installation, allowing the site to return to full production far earlier than they had thought possible,” says Smith.Initial data analysis shows a reduction in flocculant dose of approximately 34% and an increase in underflow density by approximately 2 wt% during the first two months. As the plant continues to optimise the new system under FLSmidth’s recommended control setup, flocculent savings are maintained and underflow densities have increased up to 8 percentage points from 48 wt% to 56 wt% (6% on average), limited only by the rake drive torque.In addition to the achieved flocculent savings, the increase in leach feed density reduced total volumes reporting to the CIL, the minerals recovery process, by around 16.5%. Decreasing cyanide and lime requirements while significantly increasing available leach residence time, promoting gold recovery. The results are such that the 34 m leach feed thickener with FLSmidth technology is producing higher densities than the 44 m tailings thickener with non-FLSmidth OEM technology. Reduced flocculant consumption and improved operational performance are the results of a thickener upgrade at a large Australian gold mine. A leach feed thickener was creating a bottleneck in a gold mine in Western Australia. The installed thickener was a preinstalled ‘off-the-shelf’ product, neither supplied nor installed by FLSmidth. As the on-site maintenance contractor, the client asked FLSmidth’s team of specialists to assess the performance and offer a solution to improve productivity and overall performance. As a result, FLSmidth’s engineers identified several improvements to the thickener’s control set-up.“The customer realised their feed system was under-sized and hampered by air entrainment. The density-reliant dilution system meant that the feed stream was not being diluted, resulting in high flocculant consumption, poor overflow quality and lower than desired underflow density,” explains Dane Smith, Dewatering Product Manager at FLSmidth.last_img read more

first_img Is Birth of The Dragon good?Nope.What’s it about?It’s a Bruce Lee biopic – sort of.Care to elaborate on “sort of?”The big idea at play here is to tell a fictionalized account of a one-on-one fight that took place in secret between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man. He was a Northern Shaolin and Xingyiquan Master in 1964 San Francisco widely considered to be a life-changing moment for Lee himself and the development of the entire global competitive martial-arts culture since.Wait. This actually happened? Because the trailers look a little far fetched…It’s… complicated. The fight actually did happen, but (like basically everything else about Bruce Lee) pretty much everything about it other than “they fought and Lee won” has been lost to history, shrouded in legend and obscured by differing accounts. The most popular version of the legend is that Wong Jack Man had been dispatched from China by a consortium of old-school Martial-Arts Masters to punish Lee for going against tradition by teaching their ancient secret fighting techniques to Westerners. That doesn’t seem to have been the case. But what’s generally agreed upon is that having to even more radically adapt his already evolving Wing Chun fighting-style on the fly to counter Wong’s more elaborate Northern Shaolin techniques inspired Lee to develop his own signature style. “Jeet Kune Do;” which is today claimed (among other things) as a direct precursor to so-called “Mixed Martial Arts” schools of fighting.So that’s what the movie is about?Nah. The movie is about a fictional white guy who was friends with Bruce Lee and was around when this all happened.…come again?Yeah. So, our main character in the BRUCE LEE ORIGIN MOVIE (really!) is some guy named Steve played by Billy Magnussen (who I think I’m supposed to remember from playing Kato Kaelin on that O.J. miniseries?). He’s a student of Lee’s Chinatown-based Wing Chun school who also becomes friends with the newly-arrived in Frisco Wong Jack Man because… Actually, it’s never clear why he decides to be best-buddies with Wong or why he gets all torn up about the dueling philosophies of his two “masters” – it just kind of happens so he can be the center of the story.Why does he need to be?Because the big conceit they’ve decided to hang the film on is that Wong didn’t actually want to fight Bruce Lee – he was really in America doing spiritual penance for accidentally almost killing an exhibition opponent by using a forbidden secret technique. But Steve has fallen in love with a Chinese immigrant girl being held as an indentured servant by the Chinatown Mafia and the only way to secure her freedom turns out to be convincing the two Masters to fight so they can take bets.lDoes this have ANYTHING to do with Bruce Lee?The angle here is this version of Bruce Lee is a cocky showboat who hasn’t really figured out how to “be” Bruce Lee – i.e., he’s got the talent but hasn’t gotten is ego under control. Somehow, Wong has intuited that Lee will become the greatest kung-fu master ever, so he does the fight to help teach him to unlock his true superhuman potential. Oh, then they both team up to save Steve’s girlfriend from the bad guys.That sounds really dumb.It is.Are there any redeeming qualities?The big fight itself is actually very well done. I mean, if you have to only get ONE thing right, that’d be the one. Philip Ng isn’t really great as Bruce, but he’s an accomplished fight-choreographer professionally, and he looks good in action – and I was genuinely impressed to learn that Xia Yu (who plays Wong) doesn’t actually have a martial-arts background because he certainly comes off like a pro here. But, otherwise, it’s a complete wash – skip it.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgWest Ham United’s Carlos Sanchez insists the club’s result so far doesn’t match the level of performances they have shown on the pitch.The Hammers have lost all three games so far in the Premier League including this weekend’s 3-1 away loss to Arsenal.West Ham were thumped 4-0 on the opening weekend by Liverpool thanks to goals from Sadio Mane (2), Mo Salah and Daniel Sturridge, before suffering a disappointing home loss to Bournemouth despite taking the lead through a Marko Arnautovic only to end losing the game 2-1.However, new signing Carlos Sanchez has said the results do not tell the full story of their performances and has backed new manager Manuel Pellegrini to deliver.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“It’s complicated but I think we’re on the right track,” Colombian Sanchez told the club’s official website.A Nacho Monreal strike, Issa Diop’s own goal and a late finish by Danny Welbeck saw Arsenal claim all three points on Saturday but Sanchez thought his side could have rescued a draw with a bit more ruthlessness in front of goal.“I think the result was deceiving, we had a lot of chances. I don’t know if we’d have won but at least we’d have been able to rescue a point,” he added.West Ham face promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next league match on Saturday.last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom March 17, 2019 Posted: March 17, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – KUSI’s Dave Scott takes a closer look at the background of Saint Patrick’s Day in his World of Wonder Dave Scott’s World of Wonder – St. Paddy’s Day Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgCredit: Taiwan National Police AgencySomething for the weekend: Ensuring that employees are well rested is an important way to boost productivity levels at work; with some employers even opting to install sleep pods or sleeping rooms into the office environment to help staff catch up on some shut-eye. However, the newest recruits at the New Taipei City Police Department are having trouble keeping their eyes open, with six one-month old labrador retriever puppies nodding off mid-shift.The six sleepy new hires, who recently celebrated their one-month birthday, have joined the police department’s puppy academy. As the offspring of current police dog Yellow, it is evident that law enforcement runs in the family for this litter.Photos of the puppies were posted on Taiwan National Police Agency’s Facebook page after the recruits had their first team photoshoot with their human colleagues.Here at Employee Benefits, we think the puppy academy has its work cut out for it with these adorable puppies. Let’s hope that nap breaks are permitted until the recruits have adjusted to their new working routine…last_img read more

first_imgChina will have no choice but resort to “military” option if India “refuses to listen”, a Chinese expert has warned over the festering border row.”China is trying its best to use historical lessons to reason with India and show sincerity in peacefully solving the problem, but if India refuses to listen, then China would have no other choice than to use a military way of solving the problem,” Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Science, was quoted as saying by Global Times.The state-run newspaper, on Monday, carried a report quoting “observers” that “there could be a chance of war if the recent conflict between China and India is not handled properly”.”India is provoking China because it wants to prove to the US it could contain China while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the US,” Hu said.Tensions between India and China have risen over the border row in Sikkim sector as both sides have refused budge in Doklam region, where the armies of both sides are engaged in a stand-off.Doklam also referred to as Donglong by China is a disputed zone between Beijing and Thimphu.Bhutan has opposed the road construction by the Chinese army, citing the disputed status of the region. China has called the action just since Donglong “is on Chinese territory”.India seconds Bhutan as the ownership of Doklam is yet to be decided. Moreover, the presence of Chinese army in Doklam has security implications for India as the region is close to Siliguri corridor, which connects India’s northeast to the rest of the country.last_img read more

first_imgMarwan Dammaj, Yemen`s Minister of Culture, answers journalists` questions during the peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, 50km north of Stockholm, Sweden, on 7 December 2018. A government offensive on Yemen`s Hodeida is still an option if rebels refuse to withdraw from the port city, a minister said, as the warring sides met for UN-brokered talks. Photo: AFPYemen`s Huthi rebels sit at the negotiating table in Sweden with delegates of the internationally recognised government, undefeated on the battlefield and still firmly in control of the capital Sanaa.Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners predicted a quick victory when they launched a military intervention in 2015 to restore president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after he fled into Saudi exile.But more than three and a half years later, the two sides have fought themselves into a quagmire that has set off the world’s worst humanitarian crisis prompting an outraged international community to demand peace.Here is a look at how the outgunned rebels have clung on against the military and financial might of the Saudi-led coalition:- Who are the Huthis?The Huthis come from the minority Zaidi Shiite sect of Islam and have their traditional stronghold in the mountainous north of Yemen.The movement, which takes its name from late spiritual leader Badreddin al-Huthi and his son Hussein, rose up in the 1990s over alleged sectarian discrimination.Between 2004 and 2010, the Huthis fought six wars against Yemen’s then-government and battled Saudi Arabia in 2009-2010 after storming over the border.Officially calling themselves the Ansarullah (Supporters of God), the Huthis took part in the Arab Spring protests that forced veteran ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh from office in 2012.In the chaos that followed they later reconciled with Saleh and together they ousted the government of Hadi, Saleh’s longtime vice president, who had succeeded him.The rebel takeover of Sanaa set off the Saudi-led intervention in March 2015.The Huthis later fell out dramatically with Saleh and killed the former president in December 2017.- Does Iran support the Huthis?The war in Yemen is viewed by many as a front in the broader struggle between regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran that has heated up since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took over the running of the kingdom’s affairs.The Saudis and their ally the United States say Shiite Iran provides military support to the rebels, including components for ballistic missiles that have been fired over the border.Tehran denies the accusation and insists its backing for the Huthis is purely political.Brigadier Jamal al-Moammari, a former Yemeni air force officer, told AFP that Iranian arms, experts and “equipment to develop ballistic missiles” arrived in 2015.Security analyst Aleksandar Mitreski says Iran helps the Huthis both directly and indirectly.”Where and when possible, Iran supplies the rebels with equipment and training for the Huthis to remain a formidable opponent,” he said.The Saudi-led coalition has claimed that members of Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah have been killed in Yemen while training the Huthis. Hezbollah has denied this.- Arms taken from army?Despite the allegations of Iranian support, it appears that the bulk of the Huthi’s weaponry comes from stockpiles of the army, much of which remained loyal to Saleh after Hadi’s succession to the presidency.Brigadier Abdo Majli, a spokesman for pro-government forces, told AFP that “90 per cent of Huthi arms came from Yemeni army depots” taken along with Sanaa in 2014.Majli said coalition warplanes had managed to destroy some of the heavy weapons, but the rebels had concealed the rest in bunkers in its strongholds in the northern mountains.The rebel’s impressive arsenal has been on display in the latest battles for the key port city of Hodeida as they deployed tanks to halt the advance of pro-government forces.The Huthis have also laid a large number of landmines and manufacture some of their own weapons, including rockets and reportedly also drones.- Local backing?The Huthis have benefited from home advantage and local alliances as they have faced off against some of the best equipped militaries in the region.Despite hailing from northern Yemen, they know the rest of the country and the terrain very well, said analyst Mitreski.”Aside from geography, what aids the rebels is cooperation with local tribes. Yemen remains a fragmented society along tribal lines, and the rebels capitalise on that,” he said.”Local tribal support goes a long way in this conflict.”The International Crisis Group said in a report in November that the Saudi-led coalition has underestimated the resilience of the Huthis.”The Huthis are resourceful, committed, experienced and ruthless, and the core fighters are likely to fight until the last man if called upon to do so,” the Brussels-based think tank said.last_img

first_imgVRV is now the exclusive subscription VOD home for “Killjoys” catch-up seasons in the U.S., as the multichannel service from AT&T/Chernin Group-owned Ellation looks to put a new sci-fi shine to its content lineup and pull in new customers.VRV is launching all three seasons of the futuristic bounty-hunter series that have aired on Syfy on Tuesday (July 31), under a multiyear deal with NBCUniversal. “Killjoys” was renewed for two final seasons at Syfy, and season 4 premiered July 20 on the cabler. VRV will obtain access to season 4 and 5 of “Killjoys” after they finish their TV run.The full first season of “Killjoys” will be available free, with ads, on VRV — a sampling strategy aimed at enticing fans to buy a full subscription to VRV Premium, on which the subsequent seasons will be available. (Past seasons will continue to be available on-demand to pay-TV subscribers.) Meanwhile, VRV is expanding into a new content category: nostalgic animation. VRV has acquired exclusive streaming rights to two classic Warner Bros. Animation titles — “ThunderCats” and “SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron” — for the premium subscription tier. The 26 episodes of “ThunderCats,” which aired on Cartoon Network in 2011-12, became available July 26; 24 episodes of “SWAT Kats,” which aired on TBS in the ’90s, is launching Aug. 8.“Two of the biggest categories we’ve been working on sci-fi and animation, and they both pair nicely with anime,” said Berman.VRV is looking at debuting a full channel dedicated to nostalgic animation, according to Berman, in partnership with content owners that have large libraries of cult-favorite animated shows.In a similar vein, VRV is in talks with traditional media companies to bring “meaningful brands” from their TV or movie franchises to the SVOD platform. Those, according to Berman, should pass “The T-shirt test”: “You should be able to imagine somebody walking around a mall with the brand on their chest, because it really represents who they are.” Popular on Variety VRV Premium is a $9.99 monthly bundle that includes 11 different channels, spanning anime, animation, horror and other genres: Crunchyroll (owned by Ellation), Rooster Teeth, Funimation, Shudder, CuriostyStream, Cartoon Hangover, DramaFever, Nerdist, Mubi, and Mondo.“Killjoys” is available on the VRV Select channel, available only to paying subscribers. The show stars Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke MacFarlane as a trio of bounty hunters roaming the Quad, a conflict-torn corner of the galaxy, looking to land deadly warrants.The deal with NBCU for the sci-fi series marks the first time VRV has directly licensed a current TV series.“It’s definitely a pivotal deal for us at VRV,” said Eric Berman, head of business development and partnerships at VRV. Content the company acquires for the VRV Select channel is “super-quality content we know is going to hit directly with our audience — which ‘Killjoys’ is.”“Killjoys” is produced by Boat Rocker Studios’ Temple Street (the company behind “Orphan Black”) in association with Space and Syfy. It’s executive produced by creator Michelle Lovretta and showrunner Adam Barken, along with David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, Stephan Pleszczynski and Karen Troubetzkoy. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.“VRV is a perfect home for ‘Killjoys’ and we’re excited for this opportunity to expand the show’s audience to VRV’s passionate sci-fi fans,” said Burns McNamee, VP of television and new media distribution for NBCUniversal.The “Killjoys” deal is part of VRV’s broader focus on sci-fi. It recently struck a deal with MGM to bring all the “Stargate” series and movies to VRV Select, as well as Gunpowder & Sky’s “Dust” anthology series of sci-fi shorts. Other content in VRV Select includes shows from NBCU’s now-defunct Seeso service including Dan Harmon’s “HarmonQuest” and “The Cyanide and Happiness Show,” and Warner Bros./Amblin Television’s “Freakazoid.”Also on the sci-fi track, Syfy’s “Channel Zero” horror anthology series is coming to AMC Networks’ Shudder SVOD service, with the first installment to be available on Aug. 9. That means VRV Premium will get access to “Channel Zero” through the Shudder channel on the service, Berman noted. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_imgAll date are subject to change. But there are plenty of Marvel movies to stay on top of too. And the DCEU has some interesting projects for the rest of the year and next. We are sure MovieBob will have a lot to say about Iron Fist again. Stop on top of all comics news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Comic movies get all the attention, but there are tons of great TV shows based on comics out there. When you think about it, TV is actually a better medium for comics adaptation than feature films. Both tell stories in an episodic format, both spend all year building to some big finale or event, and both have a long tradition of crossovers and cameos. It’s no wonder some of our favorite TV shows are based on comics.The networks and streaming services have caught on too. There are so many new and returning comics-based TV series ahead, it’s hard to keep track of when all the premieres are. Thankfully, you have us to do it for you. Let Geek tell you when your favorite comic book TV shows are happening and never miss a moment of your favorite superhero. (The Flash! It’s The Flash, Right? Yeah, it’s The Flash.)Iron Fist – September 7Marvel’s most critically-maligned first season (until The Inhumans) returns with a new showrunner. All episodes premiere Friday, September 7 on Netflix.Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – September 17The wacky 2D animated avengers of four genetically modified adolescent reptiles come to a new generation of kids. The new series premieres Monday, September 17 on Nickelodeon.Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest – September 23T’Challa must once again team up with his sister Shuri and his fellow Avengers to protect Wakanda in this animated series. Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest premieres Sunday, September 23 at 9 p.m. on Disney XD.The Gifted – September 25The Strucker family is divided and on the run in this second season of the X-Men-based series. Season Two premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 8 p.m. on FOX.The Walking Dead – October 7The ninth season of AMC’s zombie drama based on Robert Kirkman’s comic will be the last to star Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead returns from the grave Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. on AMC.The Flash – October 9Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, returns for a fifth season and he’s bringing Elongated Man Ralph Dibny back with him. What new foe awaits Team Flash. We’ll find out when The Flash Season Five premieres Tuesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. on The CW.Black Lightning – October 9The newest DC superhero show to appear on the CW quickly became one of the best. The Pierce family will continue to balance family life with superhero work in a complicated world. Season Two premieres October 9 at 9 p.m. on The CW.Riverdale – October 10The Black Hood mystery is solved, but things are far from normal in Riverdale. Especially with Archie arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. Just when you think Riverdale can’t get any wilder, it tops itself. Season Three premieres October 10 at 8 p.m. on The CW.Titans – October 12The first original series to premiere on DC Universe, Warner Bros.’ new standalone streaming service. We’ll finally know why Robin has such harsh words about Batman. The first season premieres October 12 on DC Universe. New episodes will become available every Friday.Supergirl – October 14Who needs Superman? Supergirl is the empathetic, optimistic and still action-packed show you expect from this hero. And it’s not afraid to dive deep into the stranger parts of DC Comics canon. Supergirl Season Four premieres Sunday, October 14 at 8 p.m. on The CW. Arrow – October 15The series that started The CW’s massive interconnected DC universe returns for its seventh season. Oliver and his team try to keep Star City safe in a show that now feels oddly dark compared to everything else in the Arrowverse. Arrow Season Seven premieres Monday, October 15 at 8 p.m. on The CW.Constantine: The Legend Continues – October 15The Arrowverse-connected Constantine only ran for one season on NBC. That wasn’t the end of the character, though. The story continued in this animated web series on CW Seed. Now, it’s airing all at once on The CW proper. See what happened between Constantine and the character’s debut on Legends of Tomorrow when Constantine: The Legend Continues airs on Monday, October 15 at 9 p.m. on The CW.DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – October 22The most fun, joyously silly Arrowverse series returns at the end of October. A collection of heroes and villains from the other Arrowverse shows travel through time to fix errors in history, and usually screw things up worse. Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 premieres on Monday, October, 22 at 9 p.m. on The CW.The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – October 26Just in time for Halloween, this supernatural spinoff of Riverdale stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman. Like Riverdale before it, this is a darker version of the character than fans of the ’90s sitcom may remember, based on the also-darker comics with which it shares a name. All episodes of Season One premiere on Friday, October 26 on Netflix.Marvel’s Runaways – December 21The first season of Marvel’s Runaways was a fantastic adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s 2003 comic. It expanded on the source material in smart ways, mixing teen drama with a superhero story, and fleshed out the parents to be more than a cabal of evil supervillains. Season Two will continue that trajectory and bring in more fan-favorite moments from the comics. Runaways Season Two premieres Friday, December 21 on Hulu, with new episodes released every week.Daredevil – Late Fall 2018The world thinks Matt Murdock is dead after the events of The Defenders, but they’re obviously mistaken. The third season of Marvel’s first Netflix series is set to stream later this year, though no official release date has been given. If it follows the pattern of 2017’s The Punisher, we may not get one until a couple of weeks before its release. Expect to see Daredevil Season Three drop sometime in late 2018 on Netflix.Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt (Photo via Syfy)Happy! – Late 2018Syfy’s manic, violent, creepy, hilarious series starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt got renewed right before last January’s Season One finale. No official release date yet, but Syfy expects Season Two to premiere sometime in 2018.Cannon Busters – April 1, 2019Based on the comic by LeSean Thomas, Canon Busters follows friendship robot S.A.M., repair robot Casey Turnbuckle, and fugitive Philly the Kid traveling the world and searching for the heir to a kingdom under siege. This animated series is set to premiere April 1, 2019 on Netflix.Gotham – Early 2019The final season of Fox’s Batman prequel got a last minute order at the end of spring. Season Five will introduce yet more Batman villains and get us to the point where Bruce Wayne donning the cowl. There’s no firm premiere date yet, but expect to see Gotham in January or February of 2019 on Fox.iZombie – Early 2019A late renewal by the CW ensured that Liv would keep eating brains and solving crimes for another season. This darkly comedic zombified take on a police procedural usually premieres at midseason. Expect new episodes in early 2019 on The CW.Dan Stevens (Photo via FX)Legion – Mid 2019David Haller went full on supervillain at the end of Legion’s second season. It’s entirely unclear how, or if, they’re going to pull him back from this one. We’ll see when this mind-altering X-Men series returns for Season Three in late winter/early spring of 2019 on FX.Krypton – Mid 2019Syfy’s Superman prequel got a Season Two renewal, but no premiere date yet. All we know for sure is that this one introduces Lobo to the series. We can probably expect to see Krypton Season Two sometime in late winter/early spring of 2019 on Syfy.Cloak and Dagger – Spring 2019Marvel really knocked it out of the park with their first series on Freeform. Tyrone and Tandy were irresistible on screen together, and we’ll see a lot more of them in Season Two. This one sees Detective O’Reilly’s transformation into Mayhem. Expect to see Season Two of Cloak and Dagger in Spring 2019 on Freeform.Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Summer 2019Instead of premiering this fall or at midseason, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is sidestepping Avengers: Infinity War altogether by waiting until after Avengers 4 comes out. No premiere date is set yet, but we’ll catch up with Coulson and the gang in the summer of 2019.Wynona Earp – Summer 2019The fourth season of this demon-hunting show was announced right after the premiere of the third. Based on the comic by Beau Smith, Wynona Earp follows the great-great-granddaughter of Wyatt Earp as she hunts down the spirits of outlaws her ancestor killed. Going by past season premiere dates, Season Four of Wynona Earp should arrive in the summer of 2019 on Syfy.Fear the Walking Dead – Spring/Summer 2019This spinoff of The Walking Dead was already renewed for another season. If the past few are anything to go by, this one should be split up into two parts, one premiering in the spring and one in the summer of 2019 on AMC.The Umbrella Academy – 2019This animated series about a dysfunctional family of superheroes is based on a comic by My Chemical Romance lead singer, Gerard Way. It’s set to hit Netflix sometime in 2019.Watchmen – 2019Very little is known about Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic comic for HBO. We don’t even know how closely it will stick to the source material. We certainly don’t know when we’ll see it. Watchmen is set to premiere sometime in 2019 on HBO.Deadly Class – 2019Based on the comic book by Rick Remender, Deadly Class follows a kid in 1987 drawn into a school of assassins. The Russo Brothers-produced series will premiere in 2019 on Syfy.The Boys – 2019Based on the comic by Garth Ennis, The Boys is about a group of ordinary vigilantes who make it their mission to take down corrupt superheroes. The series will premiere on Amazon sometime in 2019.The Tick – 2019Season One of The Tick on Amazon Prime may be the most faithful adaptation of Ben Edlund’s superhero satire yet. This iteration of The Tick takes itself as seriously as any other superhero show and is all the better for it. The second season premieres on Amazon sometime in 2019.Young Justice: Outsiders – 2019Season Three of this beloved animated series is long overdue. We finally get to continue the story thanks to DC Universe. With no official release date yet, all we know is Young Justice: Outsiders will be out sometime in 2019 on DC Universe.Swamp Thing – 2019Executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman) and Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) this is one of the more exciting shows coming to DC Universe in 2019.Harley Quinn – 2019Unrelated to the series of movies starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, this animated TV series is set to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.Doom PatrolDC Universe is making sure there’ll be plenty of original content to keep you subscribed. Get ready for some Grade-A superhero strangeness when Doom Patrol comes to DC Universe in 2019.last_img read more

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 10, 2017 Register Now » One of the most common mistakes I see amongst companies investing in SEO is that they’ll write 4-5 internal blogs per month. When it comes to external blogs and distribution, there is no defined strategy. Zilch. Nada.Why External Content is CrucialBacklinks are the foundation of Google’s algorithm. If you want a complex explanation of the original PageRank algorithm, click here.I’ll give you the CliffsNotes version.Google views your site as authoritative when other sites link back to it. They don’t want to see a site that is spammy linking back to your site. If you try and manipulate the system, you can get hit with a Google penalty and your site won’t rank at all. You don’t want this.What Google wants to see is authoritative and relatable links talking about your site.Video: Find Out Which Type of Publications Can Bolster Your SEODistributionWhen a company with a low domain authority writes 4-5 internal blogs per month, nobody is going to see the content. It’s the equivalent of writing a great novel and nobody reading it. (Learn more about domain authority here.)If you have a decent domain authority and you are writing great content, there is a good chance it will get found on Google’s search engine, which is exactly what you want from an internal perspective.You have to make sure your site has enough authority and credibility for your blogs (and your site) to rank.This is where backlinks come into play. It can boost your credibility, which will also increase your domain authority.Related: SEO 2017: 5 Rock-Solid Strategies to Help You RankKey RatioFor every one hour your business invests into SEO, 45 minutes should be spent looking for distribution and 15 minutes should be spent writing the content.Write less content. Look for more distribution.This might be tough for many businesses to swallow, but it’s the cold hard facts.If your website ranks for long tail keywords for every blog post you write, you can disregard this ratio. For the majority of sites that are having trouble ranking, this is where your focus needs to be.Harold’s Hockey ShopI’m a big hockey fan so I’m going to create a fictitious small business in Columbus, Ohio (where my agency happens to be located). The name of this company is Harold’s Hockey Shop.Let’s say Harold just opened up his hockey store in downtown Columbus. There are 10 other local hockey shops around town that he has to compete with. His ultimate goal is to get on the first page of Google search results. This is a tough task considering his website is brand new and he is competing against hockey shops that have been in business for 10-plus years.If I were managing Harold’s SEO, before ever writing an internal blog post, I would reach out to the following types of publications to start my distribution strategy.Related: 12 Local SEO Tips from SEO Agency FoundersOutreach StrategyLocal blog on the Blue Jackets (Columbus’ NHL team). Harold is a huge fan and could contribute valuable insight.National e-commerce site like TotalHockey.com where Harold could contribute content to their blog about the top skates for high school players on a shoestring budget.Local newspapers and media outlets where Harold could eventually be used as a source for pond hockey and ice skating related quotes.Local bars in Columbus that are specifically designated as a Blue Jackets barHarold could contribute article content to their site about his favorite Canadian beer or best hockey brews.Focus on 4-5 external blogsIf Harold was able to forge relationships with 4-5 relatable sites like the ones mentioned above per month, he would not only be reaching his target audience with quality content, he’d likely get valuable links pointing back to his site. He would also gain awareness for his brand and he could generate referral traffic from his brand name being mentioned within each blog post. Harold could also be considered more authoritative as more content gets published.Harold will still need to make sure the foundation of his site (on-site SEO) is in good shape and the user experience is top notch. He needs to submit his local address to a local directory, like Moz Local or Yext.Contributing external content is just one piece of the pie. Yet it might be the biggest piece of the pie that is most overlooked.This might come as a shock to many, but start looking for more distribution and stop writing so much content! Until you have solidified the relationship, of course. 4 min readlast_img read more

first_imgHungry for turkey and all the fixings? A wide array of options are available for Thanksgiving revelers this year. Here are just a few of the best spots for a holiday feast on Thursday, November 24:The Barceló Hotel will offer a special dinner at its Anfora Restaurant, with an absolutely epic menu. For traditionalists, roast turkey, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pumpkin pie; for non-traditionalists, a dizzying array of other specialities including BBQ ribs with tamarind sauce, lemon panacotta and a Churchill tres leches ($45 per person, tax included. Make reservations at 2220-2034 x 715).Denny’s, with locations around the Central Valley, will offer a full turkey and dressing dinner, glass of wine or beverage of your choice, and a seasonal dessert: Pecan or Pumpking Pie (₡13,950 colones/approximately $25, or ₡9,150/$16 for just the turkey plate).Santa Ana’s Studio Hotel offers an elaborate menu includes creamy squash soup, various salads, turkey in cherry sauce and Virginia ham in orange sauce, wild rice and sweet potato with marshmallows. A side dish of mushrooms, zucchini and cherry tomatoes and a Christmas roll dessert round out the meal ($40 per person plus tax, or $20 plus tax for children).Fancy dinner by the sea? Gabriella’s Steak, Seafood and Pasta at Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, will serve their turkey alongside walnut and mushroom dressing, garden vegetables and cranberry sauce, topped off by cheesecake or a walnut brownie (₡18,500/$33 per person or ₡9,000/$16 for children over six; six and under eat free. Reservations recommended at 2519-9300).Also in the Marina, Z Gastrobar has planned a green tropical salad, roast turkey with gravy, honey glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake. Yum ($30 per person, limited seating; reserve at 2777-6948).The final Marina holiday offering is at the Runaway Grill, with roast turkey and dressing, smashed potatoes, roasted veggies, salad and orange-cranberry relish. Finish up with pecan or sweet potato pie and coffee ($25 per person; reservations recommended at 2519-9095).The Hotel Alta will offer a traditional dinner with a spectacular view in Escazú, including Waldorf salad, roast turkey, vegetables and your choice of dessert ($35 plus tax, or $15 plus tax for children under 12. Reservations at 2282- 5248, by email at info@thealtahotel.com or at this link).And if all that tryptophan leaves you feeling a little groggy, never fear: Café Britt is offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on their coffees, chocolates and other products guaranteed to put a little spring in your step. Stay tuned here and you might even rack up even energy to tackle those turkey sandwiches.From all of us at The Tico Times, Happy Thanksgiving! Facebook Comments Related posts:Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations Dining options for your New Year’s celebrations WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica PHOTOS: Christmas 2015last_img read more

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