first_imgThe province is asking Nova Scotians for input into energy and greenhouse-gas reduction policies. Energy Minister Bill Dooks announced today, Oct. 22, that his department is updating its 2001 Energy Strategy and also creating a new Climate Change Action Plan. “We’re committed to growing our economy and cutting emissions at the same time,” said Mr. Dooks. “To get there, we need a plan grounded in reality –- to create real opportunities for Nova Scotians and to make the changes we need to thrive, both now and in the future. That plan must involve input from Nova Scotians.” The province has created two documents, entitled “Consultation Paper: Nova Scotia’s Renewed Energy Strategy” and “A Background Paper to Guide Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan,” to help inform public discussion. The first deals with broad energy policy and the second mostly with climate change –- especially action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The information gathered through written submission and public consultation supported by these two documents will be used to create the Energy Strategy and the Climate Action Plan. Consultation on both is scheduled for this fall, with release dates scheduled for spring 2008. “Both plans will share the same goal — to meet the 2020 deadline for cutting our greenhouse-gas emissions to 10 per cent below 1990 levels, while continuing to see our economy grow,” said Mr. Dooks. “Our province’s homegrown energy resources will play a major role in meeting these goals, from wind to natural gas to tidal. But, our greatest resource will be the creativity and determination of Nova Scotians.” The consultation and background documents are available on-line at: www.gov.ns.ca/energy/energystrategy or by calling 902-424-8090. Reference copies will be mailed shortly to Nova Scotia libraries. Submissions can be made electronically to: energystrategy@gov.ns.ca (for the Energy Strategy), orclimatechangeaction@gov.ns.ca (for the Climate Change Action Plan). Submissions can be made in writing to: Department of Energy, Energy Strategy/Climate Change Action Plan, 400-5151 George St., P.O. Box 2664, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3P7. The deadline for written submissions is Dec. 12. Please check the website in the coming weeks for consultation dates and locations.last_img read more

first_imgGrammy Award-winning artist Lil Wayne is urging support for an Indiegogo funding effort to expand The Motivational Edge, a highly successful after school program, nationally.Video: Lil Wayne and The Motivational Edge“I grew up in a neighborhood in New Orleans, in a neighborhood called Hollygrove where I didn’t have a lot and a lot of the people there didn’t have a lot, but what I did have was education and music.” he said. “Then I finally learned that I wouldn’t get out of anything without education. [I] personally donated to this cause and now we need your help.”The Motivational Edge, a Miami-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring youth towards academic achievement, has launched a fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo.com aimed at expanding the program into Phoenix, Arizona and nationally. With a target-funding goal of $200,000, Lil Wayne and The Motivational Edge hope to bring more of the organization’s successful programs to youth across the country. With a Dec. 20 funding deadline and $56,000 raised, Motivational Edge needs more support. To donate, click here.Motivational Edge Founder and CEO Ian Welsch founded the organization to help youngsters succeed through art, music and other educational courses with his innovative program that’s proven its success in the Miami area.“I started The Motivational Edge at the same time I was teaching in the classroom because I saw a dire need for more creative, more artistic more expression-based programs for inner city youth that they weren’t getting in the school system,” Welsch said.He also said, “We really attack the problem at The Motivational Edge and solve the issues. We give kids constructive ways to spend their time.”Those contributing to the campaign will receive a commensurate contribution or “perk” beginning with as little as a $5 donation. Each perk has been carefully curated by Lil Wayne himself and includes:• Artwork created by The Motivational Edge students• Limited edition lithographs signed by Lil Wayne• A personal thank you on Facebook from Lil Wayne• The opportunity to have a track featured on YoungMoney.com• Skateboarding lessons from the Trufit Skate Team in Miami• And, more perks to be revealed throughout the campaign to continue to drive donations to the causelast_img read more

first_imgThe European Union and UNICEF have launched a campaign to highlight the situation of millions of children around the world affected by disasters, catastrophes and conflicts – by giving some of these boys and girls the opportunity to tell their stories.Video: Join Ewan McGregor: Lend your voice to children
 
UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor is supporting the “Voices of Children in Emergencies” campaign, appearing in a new video together with a child refugee from Syria.“There are millions of children throughout the world who are stuck in dire situations that they didn’t create and can’t control,” said UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor. “Today, I am honoured to lend my voice to these children. All children, everywhere, have the right to a voice on matters that affect them.”Children are always the most vulnerable in humanitarian crises, and most at risk of disease, malnutrition, exploitation and abuse. Many have their education interrupted and experience severe psychological distress. These effects have long-term consequences in their lives and in their communities.
 
“Together, the European Union and UNICEF are helping millions of children affected by emergencies every year. We ensure that urgently needed aid reaches them. We deliver hope. But we can only do so if the fears and concerns, brave struggles, dreams and aspirations of these girls and boys are heard. Let’s all help them raise their voices!” said Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.Other UNICEF Ambassadors and supporters participating in the initiative will be football player Robert Lewandowski (Poland), basketball players Pau Gasol (Spain) and Bostjan Nachbar (Slovenia), as well as actress Evanna Lynch (Ireland), actor Imanol Arias (Spain), journalist Pavlos Tsimas (Greece), journalist and writer Roberto Cotroneo (Italy) and TV presenter and actress Gaia Amaral (Italy).“Some of the stories of children in emergencies make headlines, but most are never heard,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “The ‘Voices of Children in Emergencies’ campaign lets children living through natural disasters, conflict and political upheaval tell their own stories – as only they can.”
Advertising agency JWT Spain has generously lent their time in the development of the campaign.Music artist Irma has lent her voice to the campaign through her track ‘Hear Me Out’.last_img read more

first_imgMedininagar: BJP president Amit on Saturday said that Article 370 will be withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir, if the saffron party is voted to power again. “We will remove Article 370 if you make Narendra Modi the prime minister again,” Shah said at a public rally here in Palamau district in Jharkhand. Shah said during the Congress-led UPA government, terror groups from Pakistan used to target India continuously. Jawans were beheaded by terrorists also, he said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “We cannot compromise with the security of the nation. Pakistan wants to separate Kashmir from India. We will not allow it. “Pakistan se goli aayegi to yahan se gola jayaga (if a bullet comes here, a shell lands there),” the BJP president said. Launching a scathing attack on National conference leader Omar Abdullah for his remarks on having a separate prime minster for Kashmir, the BJP president said Kashmir is an inseparable part of India. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “Should there be two prime ministers for one country?” Shah asked the people. The BJP has given the nation Modi as prime minister and the security of the country has been strengthened ever since, he said. “When the nation rejoiced with sweets following the February 26 Balakot air strike, a pall of gloom descended on the Congress and Pakistan,” Shah said. He ridiculed Congress leader Sam Pitroda for saying that “some boys” had committed mistake and dropped bombs, and there should be talks.last_img read more

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will be back in a U.S. courtroom a day after declaring bankruptcy, as it tries to convince a judge not to order dramatic steps to try to prevent its equipment from causing more wildfires.U.S. Judge William Alsup is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on his proposal earlier this month that the nation’s largest utility remove or trim all trees that could fall onto its power lines in high-wind conditions and shut off power at certain times regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit.Alsup is overseeing a criminal conviction against PG&E on pipeline safety charges stemming from a deadly gas line explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010. The measures the judge has proposed would be part of the utility’s probation.Alsup said his goal was to prevent PG&E equipment from causing any wildfires during the 2019 fire season. PG&E shot back in a court filing last week that the judge’s proposals would endanger lives and could cost as much as $150 billion to implement. They would also interfere with the work of federal and state regulators, PG&E said.Wildfire damage has become a multibillion-dollar liability for the utility. The company filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in the face of hundreds of lawsuits from victims of wildfires in 2017 and 2018, including the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century.That blaze in November killed at least 86 people and destroyed 15,000 homes in and around the Northern California town of Paradise. The cause is still under investigation, but suspicion fell on PG&E after it reported power line problems nearby around the time the fire broke out.Alsup noted that state fire investigators have determined PG&E caused eighteen wildfires in 2017, twelve of which they referred for possible criminal prosecution. Last week, however, state investigators determined that the company’s equipment was not to blame for a 2017 fire that killed 22 people and destroyed more than 5,600 buildings in Northern California wine country. That finding spared PG&E from billions in liability.Bankruptcy may not spare PG&E from carrying out any orders issued by Alsup. Filing for bankruptcy does not generally put criminal proceedings on hold, said Jared Ellias, a bankruptcy attorney who now teaches at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. But he said the bankruptcy case and the criminal matter before Alsup would overlap a great deal, so it would be “hard to imagine both going forward, as the judges could enter conflicting orders.”The Chapter 11 filing allows PG&E to continue operating while it puts its books in order. It could lead to higher bills for customers and reduce the size of any payouts to fire victims by consolidating all their cases in bankruptcy court.PG&E said the bankruptcy will allow for an “orderly, fair and expeditious resolution” of wildfire claims.“Throughout this process, we are fully committed to enhancing our wildfire safety efforts, as well as helping restoration and rebuilding efforts across the communities impacted by the devastating Northern California wildfires,” interim CEO John R. Simon said in a statement.Jeffrey Hammond said he is now pessimistic that he will collect any money from the lawsuit he filed against the company for the loss of his Napa County home in a 2017 wildfire. Investigators say the blaze started when an oak tree fell onto a PG&E power line.“I’m 76, going to be 77 soon,” he said. “And this will take years to sort out.”___Bussewitz contributed from New York.Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press read more

Tomás Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, had stated prior to his 15-19 February visit that the elections should be fair and transparent, that freedom of speech, movement and association should be guaranteed in the country, and that all prisoners of conscience should be released before the polls so they can be as inclusive as possible. “Without full participation, including by the some 2,100 prisoners of conscience, and an environment that allows people and parties to engage in the range of electoral activities, the elections cannot be credible,” he said today, as he presented his report to the 47-member Human Rights Council in Geneva.Mr. Quintana has also stated that the Government missed an opportunity to prove its commitment to holding inclusive elections by extending the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, effectively barring her from participating in the country’s elections. His request to meet Ms. Suu Kyi during last month’s visit was rejected. “I consider her a prisoner of conscience and reiterate my call for her release without delay,” he said today.The Special Rapporteur added that he did not come away from his most recent visit with a “clear sense of progress” on the four core elements he put forward to the Government in August 2008.He had urged the Government to complete the following tasks ahead of this year’s elections: the revision of domestic laws that limit fundamental rights, the progressive release of the prisoners of conscience still in detention, the reform and training of the military so that it conforms with human rights, and changes to the judiciary so that it is fully independent.“The same large number of prisoners of conscience is to be found in prisons across the country, while new arrests and sentences continue, though there have been some occasional releases,” said Mr. Quintana, who was given access to three prisons during the visit.Stating that the human rights challenges that the Government has to deal with are “daunting,” he stressed that accountability for past violations has to be established. “The possibility that the gross and systematic nature of the human rights violations may entail crimes against humanity must be seriously examined and addressed accordingly.“It is now the time for the Government of Myanmar to assume its responsibility to undertake steps in this direction,” said Mr. Quintana. “And it is also now for the international community to consider further steps to ensure accountability and to assist the authorities of Myanmar in fulfilling this obligation.”Mr. Quintana noted that Myanmar is at a “critical” moment in its history, with elections planned for the first time in 20 years. “The process towards the organization of elections should represent an important opportunity for the Government of Myanmar to address a range of human rights issues and to initiate the much-needed reforms towards the building of democratic institutions.“I am concerned that this opportunity is not being seized.”Last month’s visit to the country – carried out at the invitation of the Government – was Mr. Quintana’s third since being appointed to his post in May 2008. He reports to the Human Rights Council in an independent and unpaid capacity. 15 March 2010An independent United Nations human rights expert who recently visited Myanmar said today that there is no indication that the Government is willing to release political prisoners ahead of national elections scheduled for later this year. read more

Spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York that Mr. Annan will start his meetings in Washington, D.C., by holding discussions with members of the House of Representatives, including its Minority Leader, Richard Gephardt.Mr. Annan will then meet with the Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, Henry Hyde, and other members of that body, including the ranking minority member, Tom Lantos. “After a private lunch, the Secretary-General will meet with the editorial board of The Washington Post before going to the Senate side of the Hill, where he will meet with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” Mr. Eckhard said. “These will include Chairman Jesse Helms and ranking Minority Member Joseph Biden.”According to the spokesman, the Secretary-General is also scheduled to hold discussions with Democratic Senate Leader Tom Daschle and with members of the Senate Appropriations Committee before returning to New York in the evening. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Growth of health care spending in Canada slowing down, report says by Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 30, 2012 3:09 pm MDT OTTAWA – Growth in health-care spending is forecast to continue to slow this year, largely because of a sluggish economy and budgetary deficits, says a newly released report.The report, from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, says health-care spending is expected to increase by 3.4 per cent this year, after rising at an average of seven per cent a year during the period from 1998 to 2008.That would make 2012 the year with the lowest rate of growth since the mid-1990s.“We’re in a period of more modest economic growth times these days,” Christopher Kuchciak, CIHI’s manager of health expenditures, said in an interview.“With slower growth, as well as government budget deficits that we see across the country, the focus seems to be nowadays more on cost control and cost containment.”The report shows health-care costs have doubled in the past decade, and are expected to reach $207 billion this year — up from $200 billion last year.One of the biggest drivers of the rising costs in recent years has been the fees paid to physicians. However, the report says payments to physicians are expected to increase by 3.6 per cent this year, while hospital spending is forecast to grow by 3.1 per cent — the lowest rates of growth since the late 1990s.The growth rate for drug spending is also expected to be down from last year. The slowdown is part of a decade-long trend that’s likely a result of fewer drugs coming onto the market, blockbuster drugs coming off patent and provinces and territories putting in place generic price controls, the report says.Kuchciak said this latest slowdown in growth stands in contrast to the mid-1990s, when people worried about fewer hospital beds and staff.“There was that period in the mid-90s when we saw that cost constraint and budget deficit and cost-control measures,” he said.“It looks like we’re entering another period where money is tight and people are looking at cost-effective ways — rather than going back to the mid-90s, when there were more drastic measures taking place.”The provinces and territories are expected to spend $135 billion on health care this year. The report says spending varies across the country. Spending per person is highest in Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta, and lowest in Quebec and British Columbia.The report notes an aging population was responsible for just 0.9 per cent of the cost increases between 2000 and 2010.“We hear a lot about this grey tsunami … that’s just going to swamp the health-care system,” Kuchciak said.“But what we’re seeing is, really, population aging is more like a glacier. It moves, but it moves slowly and the health-care system can evolve. And we do see steps being taken by those policy-makers and decision-makers to evolve and change the way they deliver health care in order to control those costs.” read more

She also meets regularly with community members in central Bangui, talking to local leaders and traditional chiefs to promote gender rights.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Gladys also worked to identify the rapist and arrest him, while also providing the girls with support for clothes and baby formula for her six-week-old baby. The young girl was able to go back to school, and she named her baby Gladys, in tribute to the UN police officer who supported her. Gladys continues to help with her school fees.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Earlier this year, the officer and her team went to a school – Ecole des 136 villas – in Bangui looking for a young girl who she found out from community leaders had been raped and became pregnant.“She was so very sad,” Gladys told UN News. That day would be a turning point for the young girl, for Gladys, and for hundreds of girls who attend the school.Gladys was deployed to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) eight month ago as a gender officer.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe By meeting with community members, Gladys learned about a 13-year-old girl who was raped and became pregnant as a result. Gladys supported the girl and her 25-year-old mother, by sending her to the non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, for medical aid.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe In addition to her regular duties, Gladys and her UNPOL colleagues provide classes at a local school, Ecole des 136 villas, on sexual education and preventing gender-based violence. The students are from the last elementary class (CM2) at the school, which has over 2,700 students.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Every day, Gladys collaborates with the national police in the capital, Bangui, at the police station for the First District. She monitors the work of the national police, ensuring that the basic human rights of detainees are respected, and that international professional standards are met.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe VIDEO: UN police officer Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh speaks about her efforts to help women and girls in the Central African Republic. read more

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Brock students and employees will come together Sunday, Sept. 16 for the annual St. Catharines Terry Fox Run — but additional support for the team is still needed.Members of the Brock community are asked to come out and run, walk, bike or rollerblade at Lakeside Park to raise money for cancer research.Over the past three years, teams from Brock have raised more than $2,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.Money raised through the event supports the Terry Fox Research Institute, which funds vital cancer research, including work being done at Brock.To share word of the research taking place on campus, Brock researchers and senior administration will speak at the various Terry Fox Runs taking place across Niagara Sunday.Those interested in joining Brock’s Terry Fox Run team are invited to sign up and donate on the Terry Fox Foundation’s website.Registration for the St. Catharines Terry Fox Run will begin at 9 a.m. with the run getting underway at 10 a.m. read more

first_imgThe 2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo, CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference and Exposition was a great success with 906 exhibit booths and 7,804 attendees. So, despite the state of the industry, this was the SME’s largest Annual Conference to date. One of the major evening events was the gala dinner for the 2014 inductees to International Mining Technology Hall of Fame, held in the Brown Palace Hotel on February 16. See www.im-halloffame.comGet your nominations for 2015 in now. The shortlist will be circulated in August to the panel of judges around the world; mining professors, CEOs of engineering and consulting companies and mining  company senior management – true industry peers.We hope that you will be nominating someone or some development team for the 2015 inductees and will be able to join us for the 2016 SME Annual Conference & Expo, it will focus on the Future for Mining in a Data Driven World. This conference will be held February 21-24, 2016 in Phoenix Arizona. Subject to confirmation, the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame gala dinner for the 2015 inductees will be held on the Monday evening, February 22.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Athens Medical Association (ISA) continues to issue certificates for doctors who want to practice their profession in other European countries outside of Greece. 1,018 of these documents were issued since January, marking a slight decline since 2015, when 1,521 were issued, rising from 1,380 in 2014 and 1,488 in 2013. For a sixth consecutive year, Greece has been unable to stem the flow of doctors leaving the country. Overall, between 2010 and this year, ISA has readied paperwork for more than 9,300 medical professionals looking to leave Greece, the only difference being a decline in UK’s popularity as a destination, due largely to the ‘Brexit’ referendum. In 2013 863 documents were prepared in order to be used in UK, while this year the according number has fallen to 487. Still, UK remains the preferred destination, followed by Germany (102), Cyprus (77), France (75), Switzerland (58) and Sweden (44). Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have also had a steady presence on the list over the last few years. The majority of certificates prepared this year (719) concerned doctors who had completed their residencies but were not able to find work in Greece and are tempted by the working conditions and high salaries. Pay for doctors at Swiss hospitals start from around 6,000 euros per month, while companies in Saudi Arabia offer even better terms. This kind of brain drain has made a mark on the face of the Greek health system. Public hospitals are facing serious shortage of medical staff, lacking around 6,000 specialists. This all but ensures the collapse of the Greek National Health System (ESY) which is facing a unique situation: struggling under a lack of personnel, while the number of young unemployed doctors is on the rise.last_img read more

first_imgLa comète Hartley 2 explorée par la mission EpoxiLa comète Hartley 2, qui passe en ce moment près de la Terre, sera frôlée le 4 novembre prochain par la sonde Deep Impact. Une mission baptisée Epoxi (Extrasolar Planet Observation and Deep Impact Extended Investigation), dont les astronomes attendent beaucoup.C’est à 18 millions de kilomètres de la Terre que la mission Epoxi rendra visite à la comète 103P/Hartley 2, s’approchant à 700 kilomètres du bolide. Deep Impact la frôlera cinq ans après avoir rencontré Tempel 1 et découvert pour la première fois de la glace sur une comète.À lire aussiLes astronomes observent un étrange astéroïde dans le système solaire”Il y a des milliards de comètes dans le système solaire, mais ce sera seulement la cinquième fois qu’un vaisseau spatial s’approchera assez près pour photographier un noyau cométaire”, s’enthousiasme Lori Feaga, membre de l’équipe d’Epoxi. La mission aura pour visée de prendre des photos de la surface du noyau de la comète et de réaliser des mesures dans son immense chevelure verte, constituée d’atomes, de gaz et de poussières libérés du noyau cométaire, d’une longueur de plusieurs dizaines de milliers de kilomètres.Les astronomes attendent beaucoup de ces observations, qui pourraient leur permettre d’en savoir un peu plus sur la jeune Hartley 2, l’une des comètes les plus petites et les plus actives connues à ce jour.Le 20 octobre 2010 à 10:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Rusev vs. Ryback has been announced for this week’s 4/23 WWE Smackdown on Syfy. This match will be taped on Tuesday night in Providence, Rhode Island.Attending the Smackdown tapings on Tuesday night in Providence?We are looking for reports at adammartin@wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Videos Articles Seth Rollins WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Shawn Michaels Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Roman Reigns is in Remission Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Outlast_img read more

first_imgWayne Rooney is about to leave Everton after spending just one season there as he is close to joining DC United from the American MLS – but Theo Walcott still believes that he will stay.The former England international has been one of the key players in this year’s not so successful Everton’s season – but his second spell at Goodison Park is coming to an end as he is likely to leave the Premier League.Theo Walcott spoke about his teammate’s future as he said, according to Sky Sports:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Obviously I’d love him to stay, I remember having a conversation with him on the phone, he was one of the main players who got me here, so I am grateful for that, definitely.”“But if he does choose to go on I just need to wish him all the best really, him and his family. He doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone anymore.”“However, let’s wait and see. Like I said, I’d love him to stay here.”last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida church community is reeling after, a pastor said, burglars broke into a house of worship in Miami Gardens and took off with thousands of dollars in musical equipment.Police were called out to investigate the burglary at the Pentecostal Tabernacle Deliverance Temple near Northwest 183rd Street and Eighth Place.Pastor Nyron Allen sid he came to work on Tuesday and noticed someone had drilled through the locks. An amplifier, a keyboard, some monitors, speakers and spotlights were all missing. “The fact that someone could think of coming in the church, breaking in the church and taking all those equipments, that are so expensive, without having a second thought that we’re helping the community, it’s heartbreaking,” he said.Alen said about $5,000 to $6,000 worth of equipment was stolen.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img $999 reading • CES 2019 TV roundup: Huge 8K screens and insane roll-up OLEDs Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See It Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 61 Photos Tags CES Products LG Samsung Sony Vizio Apple CES is a show first and foremost, meaning it’s not necessarily the best place to get a real sense of the actual televisions people are going to buy this year.Instead, it’s the place where manufacturers try to outdo each other with extreme displays that draw oohs and ahhs from attendees and fawning headlines from journalists. The TVs shown at CES 2019 were bigger and more innovative than ever, but the most notable are likely to be expensive.  CES 2019 Comments 11 Photos See All Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR TVs Best Buy See It Behold the majesty of LG’s OLED waterfall at CES 2019 Sprint See It This story was first published Thursday Jan. 10 at 4am PT.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. center_img 5 roll-up OLED TVs at LG’s #CES2019 booth. Mesmerizing. pic.twitter.com/0k56LVuABb— David Katzmaier (@dkatzmaier) January 8, 2019 Share your voice Apple Apple iPhone XS See it Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it The best TVs of CES 2019 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Boost Mobile 3 $999 • $999 Roll-up OLED is real, and it will hurt your bankrollMy favorite TV at the show, hands down, was the modestly sized 65-inch rollable OLED from LG. Seeing it in action, disappearing into its stand and reappearing to create a high-performance TV, is the stuff of CES legends. I also like the roll-up TV because it’s practical. A screen that can disappear when not in use frees up wall space and improves room decor by hiding a large black rectangle that’s otherwise kind of an eyesore when turned off. If your family wants to limit screen time, it’s nice to have that looming temptation simply go away during off hours.The 2019 version will cost a bundle — LG hasn’t hinted at a price but my guess is at least $10,000, roughly four times the cost of a standard 65-inch OLED — but in the next few years it could come down fast if LG wants to gain yet another advantage over competing, stiff and flat LCD-based TVs. Sony’s 85-inch and 98-inch 8K TVs are huge and sure to cost five figures. Sarah Tew/CNET 8K TVs: Strictly for profligate wastrels in 20192019 is the year of 8K. Here’s the major 8K-resolution TVs announced at the show and shipping in 2019:Samsung 65-, 75, 82- and 98-inch Q900A LCDSony 85- and 98-inch LCDLG 88-inch OLED and 75-inch LCDTCL 8K Roku TV (size not announced)Samsung’s models, aside from the 98-incher, are available for pre-order now. The 65-inch costs $5,000, the 75-inch $7,000 and the 82-inch $10,000. Bigger 8K sets are even more ridiculously expensive. Samsung’s current 85-inch model is $15,000 and I’d be surprised if that price fell much in 2019. As for 98-inch sets? The closest real-world equivalent is Sony’s 100-inch Z9D 4K TV, which cost $60,000 when it came out in 2016. That price sounds about right for the 98-inch 8K models.Beyond price, there’s the fact that 8K content is nonexistent and the improvements in image quality over 4K look to be slight, at best — hey, at least LG, Sony and Samsung confirmed 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1. This year, 8K is a plaything of the frivolous rich. 05-samsung-micro-led-the-wall-ces-2019 Sarah Tew/CNET Cool new tech: 2 LCDs, 4K lasers, 75-inch MicroLED8K resolution is the major current trend of the show, but looking ahead a bit, but CES also had lots of much more interesting new trends on the horizon.MicroLED gets smaller, closer to reality. Every TV sold today is based on either LCD or OLED panel technology, but MicroLED is a good bet to succeed them in a few years. It uses millions of individual teeny, tiny LEDs to create its image, similar to a Jumbotron. Samsung showed its engineering chops with the first version that’s small enough to imagine going on a normal wall: 75 inches at 4K resolution. That’s real progress, although no word on when (or if) it might actually go on sale.4K laser projection shoots for mainstream. Short-throw projectors can sit close to the wall and deliver massive images, and the most interesting at CES use laser light engines for brighter images (better to compete with room light) without the need to replace bulbs. LG’s CineBeam HU80K and Optoma’s P1 build in audio for the complete “TV” experience, and Hisense showed a 3-laser prototype with unprecedented color claims.57-lg-booth-tvs-ces2019LG’s short-throw 4K laser projector can show a 120-inch image from 7 inches away. Sarah Tew/CNET 2 LCD panels = 2,073,600 dimming zones. Hisense showed an LCD TV that uses two separate liquid crystal panels — one black-and-white 1080p and one color 4K — along with a full-array backlight to improve contrast. Typical local dimming TVs have a few hundred zones or maybe 1,000 at best, but Hisense claims that every pixel of the 1080p panel, more than 2 million, effectively acts as a local dimming zone. Combined with 2,900 nits of light output, that’s potentially the best image LCD image quality yet. I saw the demo in person and it looked good enough, but couldn’t get a real sense of its potential in the crowded booth. Hisense’s rep said he hoped to bring it to market in the US. We’ll see.06-vizio-p-series-quantum-65-inchVizio unleashed more TVs with better picture quality specifications than ever. Sarah Tew/CNET Today’s TVs? Better picture, more competitionSo what about the TVs mere mortals can afford, you ask? There was plenty of promising info about those, too.Vizio’s full lineup looks better than ever. Vizio has lost share to TCL over the last couple of years, and it’s fighting back in 2019 with a strong-looking lineup. Local dimming everywhere, of course, but also quantum dots in the mainstream M-Series, more dimming zones and, in the flagship P-Series Quantum X series, enough brightness to match the Sonys and Samsungs of the world. TCL gets bigger. The biggest Chinese TV brand in the US added a 75-inch size for an aggressive $1,800 to the CNET Editors’ Choice 6 series. On the other hand TCL didn’t announce any specific new models for 2019 — saving that info, like Samsung, for spring.  13:20 Hisense does cheaper local dimming Roku TV. The China-based TV unleashed its own slew of sets complete with pricing, and the most promising looks like the R8 series. It has a healthy 64 zones of dimming on the 65-inch size, wide color gamut, 700 nits of brightness and Dolby Vision, all for less than the TCL 6 series. Shipping “later in 2019” the 55-inch size costs $600, while the 65 is an aggressive $750. More local dimming everywhere. With the advent of HDR my favorite LCD TV tech enhancement, full-array local dimming, is appearing in more and more TVs. All three of the budget brands above are selling FALD TVs, Sony introduced yet another in the promising X950G series, and Samsung said it would have more FALD models than ever in 2019. That means more competition in the mid-priced picture-quality-for-the-buck race, always my favorite part of the TV market.09-vizio-apple-airplaySoon your iPhone will play nice with Vizio, LG and Sony TVs. Sarah Tew/CNET Mr. Smart TV goes to CupertinoIn the biggest surprise of the show, basically every big TV company announced that its sets would work with Apple in some way, starting this spring. Samsung seems like the biggest winner — its 2018 and 2019 TVs are the only one that get actual on-screen version of the iTunes Movies and TV app. But Sony, LG and Vizio get to play nice with Apple devices too. All three (along with Samsung) can work with the AirPlay 2 system, which uses iPhones, iPads or Mac computers to control video, music and photo playback on the TV. We got the full demo in Vizio’s booth.That’s it for the major TV news out of CES 2019. In closing, here’s a little something to remind you that TV technology can still amaze: LG’s OLED waterfall in 360 video (courtesy of Geoffrey Morrison) and still images. Enjoy. $999 The best TVs at CES 2019last_img read more

first_imgBy Charise Wallace, Special to the AFROStraight from Detroit, Michigan, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, Melissa Butler went from working on Wall Street to landing her own beauty line in Target, but she wouldn’t be where she’s is if it wasn’t for education and her mother’s tough love.The Lip Bar, a lipstick line started in 2012 as a mobile food truck-like service that toured from state-to-state, including Washington D.C., to bring the product straight to the consumer. She later faced harsh criticism and rejection on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2015. Fast forward to today, and Target stocks the Black-owned, vegan and cruelty-free brand in more than 140 stores in the U.S.The Lip Bar CEO and Founder Melissa Butler. Courtesy Photo“It’s a never-ending journey,” Butler to the AFRO. “I’ve been able to learn a lot and adapt really quickly to everything that happens simply because of that skill set that I acquired as a kid.”The beauty boss grew up in a not so “nice” neighborhood in Detroit with her single mom. “My mom is a big part of who I am,” said Butler. “My mom is tough, she’s just a beast. Sometimes she’s extremely aggressive, sometimes she’s loving, sometimes she’s absolutely crazy.”Before Butler’s beauty business skyrocketed, she graduated from Florida A&M University in 2008 with a degree in business finance and a desire to make money on Wall Street so she worked at Barclays, the international investment bank.“It was a complete shift because you go from this environment as having this whole cast of friends that have become your family to essentially being in this environment that’s very stringent…not a lot of people look like you, so it was a tough adjustment,” said Butler.Butler found herself stuck in corporate America, but she had other plans. “That’s what inspired me to start my own business because I realized that I don’t belong here and I don’t know if I belong in any of these environments,” said Butler.After Butler switched up her health regime by creating cost-efficient DIY beauty products in her kitchen from soaps to body butter, what stood out the most was the bold lipstick shades.“It was more-so about my customers and women overall to understand that you don’t have to have chemically-filled cosmetics for them to work and also we don’t have to settle for beauty imagery that looks like one thing we can have it all,” she said.The Lip Bar’s name stems from the concept of simply walking into your nearby bar with “options.” That same philosophy is what created dozens of lip shades with funky names like “Bawse Lady,” “Cougar,” “MAN EATER,” “Purple Rain,” and “HAUTE MESS” to name a few.Even D.C.’s own Taraji P. Henson wore nude shade “Baby Bellini“ paired with “Goddess” a shimmery gloss by the brand at Tyler Perry’s “Acrimony” premiere in March.The cosmetics line is expanding to enlist more than just vibrant lip shades, but facial products while remaining healthy and affordable.“That’s rare. If you have a company that has dope packaging, dope ingredients, dope imagery often times it’s at a heftier price tag. “We’re betting on the idea that we can serve our customer in every way…essentially giving our customer a reason to not go somewhere else.”last_img read more

first_imgThe first stage of the Championship involves 144 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes, including the Final. NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland – Five current or former University of Louisville women’s golfers will compete in the 116th Ladies British Open Amateur Championship, which runs from June 11-15 at the Royal County Down Golf Club. Live Scoring For the latest on Louisville women’s golf, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLWGolf, Facebook /UofLWGolf, and Instagram @UofLWGolf. Print Friendly Version The list also includes three-time All-ACC honoree Lauren Hartlage, along with current teammates Margot Bechadergue and Delaney Shah, and recent UofL graduate Olivia Cason. Hartlage, Martin, Cason, and Linda Trockel also played in the event last summer.  Story Linkscenter_img Live scoring for the tournament will be available online here. Founded in 1893 by the Ladies’ Golf Union, the Women’s Amateur was first played at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire. Along with the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, it is considered the highest honour in women’s amateur golf. “I am very excited to be able to play in the British Amateur again this year,” Hartlage said, who also competed in the 115th Women’s Amateur last June. “The course will be a great test and is a true links style. Being able to come down a week early and play courses around Ireland with the team along with playing in the event last year will help me a lot this week as the course is very different from what we are used to playing at home.” Among the five Cardinals entered in the Championship is Mairead Martin, who will be competing about four hours from her hometown of Kanturk, Ireland. “I’m really excited to start playing this week, especially on home turf,” Martin says. “It’s really fun to have all my family here and the team. It’s going to be a challenge on this high-level golf course, but I’m ready for the challenge and really confident in my game after all the links practice last week.”last_img read more