MONTREAL — As Quebec’s busiest summer holiday season kicks off, vacationers may have their holiday plans affected by the threat of a general strike looming among provincial park workers.Some 300 workers are already off the job at Quebec’s provincial parks network, known as SEPAQ, and the union says 2,500 members could be joining them Saturday.The threat comes as thousands of the province’s construction workers embarked on their annual two weeks of summer holiday, ending on Aug. 3.Negotiations were ongoing Friday to come to an agreement and avoid a potential wrench in people’s vacation plans.Offers and counter-offers filed this week by the employer and the union were rejected, and a conciliator was appointed, but there has been no breakthrough yet.Union members want a single salary structure for all employees and annual cost-of-living increases.In the event of a strike, management has said it plans to keep parks open to the public with reduced services, and officials have asked vacationers to check on the status of services before arriving.The Canadian Press
BERLIN — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin’s Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall.Its silver pipes and vats contain a substance that Vattenfall, the plant’s operator, says could become a key ingredient for a fossil fuel-free future.The energy company, together with a Swedish start-up, is testing the use of salt — though not quite the common table variety — to store heat, which accounts for more than half the power consumed in Germany.If it works well, the system could help solve a problem posed by renewable energy sources like wind and solar the world over: they are unreliable, meaning they sometimes generate too much, and sometimes too little power.Frank Jordans, The Associated Press
TORONTO — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government will look to update the Privacy Act as part of an effort to build greater trust in the digital world.Bains made the commitment at Toronto’s Empire Club of Canada as part of a rollout of a ten-point digital charter aimed at protecting privacy and personal control of data.He says that only though a foundation of trust will society be able to reach its full innovative potential.To reach that aim, Bains says the government will review private sector privacy laws and look to ensure the Competition Bureau has proper enforcement tools.He says the government will also review the Statistics Act and launch a new Data Governance Standardization Collaborative to better manage data governance standards in the country.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced the digital charter last week, emphasizing the need to combat hate speech, misinformation and online electoral interference.The Canadian Press
5 September 2007The economic outlook for developing countries is positive for the first time since the early 1970s, driven in large part by the growth in China and India, according to an annual report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released today. The economic outlook for developing countries is positive for the first time since the early 1970s, driven in large part by the growth in China and India, according to an annual report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released today.Developing countries – including many of the world’s poorest nations – will see ongoing benefits from strong demand for primary commodities, and this positive trend in terms of trade since 2003 has allowed such countries globally to bolster investment in their economies, said the Trade and Development Report 2007.Per capita gross domestic product has increased nearly 30 per cent between 2003 and 2007, compared to 10 per cent for the Group of Seven (G-7) highly industrialized countries, the Report noted. Overall, the world economy will mark growth for a fifth consecutive year, with a 3.4 per cent expansion this year.UNCTAD warned that a major recession in the United States could lead to diminished exports for China and India, which are setting the pace for growth of developing countries.The Report also cautioned that North-South bilateral and regional free trade or preferential trade agreements could prevent poorer nations from developing their industrial sectors and reduce their control over foreign direct investment.Instead, UNCTAD pointed to the example of today’s industrialized and developing countries which have recorded tremendous economic growth in the past several years through protection of nascent industries, thus allowing them to hone their abilities to meet the challenges of international competition.Additionally, the Report called for intensified regional cooperation in exchange rate arrangements as a means to reduce the vulnerability of developing countries. The absence of appropriate global exchange rate arrangements could lead to exchange rate instability, especially in developing nations by impeding their overall competitiveness.Regional collaboration could also benefit developing countries in terms of long-term development, UNCTAD said, as it can help countries build up their economic capabilities to allow them to compete globally. Such cooperation should include joint policy action – focusing on macroeconomic, financial, infrastructure and industrial policies – to boost growth and structural change potential.
Greece predicts end of recession, slight return to growth in 2014 by The Associated Press Posted Nov 21, 2013 3:22 am MDT ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s deputy finance minister says the economy is expected to emerge from its recession and grow slightly next year.Christos Staikouras said Thursday that the 2014 budget projects economic growth of 0.6 per cent next year. He spoke as he presented the budget, submitted to Parliament moments earlier by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras.Staikouras said the economy is expected to contract by 4 per cent this year, slightly less than the originally expected 4.5 per cent.He said the conditions are being created for Greece to return to the international bond markets next year. It has been priced out of them by high interest rates since 2010, and relies on international rescue loans. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The head of a major Canadian women’s sports organization feels a DJ continued a disturbing trend by asking soccer star Ada Hegerberg to twerk after receiving an international award.Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, the CEO of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity, was disappointed French DJ Martin Solveig made the request to Hegerberg after the Norwegian became the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or. The award for top soccer player in the world added recognition for women for the first time on Monday in Paris.“I think the message that women get everywhere in society, but very much in sport, very much where bodies are on display, is that what your body looks like is more important than what your body can do,” Sandmeyer-Graves said. “She just reached the highest pinnacle of accomplishment in a sporting career, and was reduced to just what her body looks like. And with no acknowledgment of her strength and power and skill and strategic mind, and all of those sorts of things that could be highlighted in the moment.“Research shows that women get four per cent of mainstream media coverage in an Olympic year. Women just aren’t visible on our TVs and in our print media, and when they do show up, this is so often how they get presented.“This does just keep happening over and over and over again, and it really speaks to just how normalized it is for people to view women through this lens.”Solveig apologized for the question, tweeting, “I didn’t know that this could be seen as such an offence,” and adding: “This was a joke, probably a bad one.”Sandmeyer-Graves didn’t see the humour.“How often do women need to forgive this sort of thing? No, actually, it wasn’t funny. And it had serious consequences,” she said. “People don’t understand just how much this impacts the big picture of women in sport and girls and how they view themselves, and how they feel about what it means to be out in the world.”Tennis star Andy Murray also was critical of Solveig.“Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport,” Murray wrote on Instagram.The twerk request was similar to a question posed to Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard at the Australian Open in 2015.A male presenter conducting an on-court interview with Bouchard at the Grand Slam tournament asked Bouchard to “give us a twirl.”“A twirl?” the native of Westmount, Que., asked.“A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go,” coaxed her interviewer, urging the Wimbledon runner-up to show the crowd her outfit, a pink skirt and top with bright yellow straps.Somewhat uncomfortably, the then-No. 7-ranked player twirled. Then she laughed and buried her face in her hands.“It was very unexpected,” Bouchard said afterward.“I don’t know, an old guy asking you to twirl. It was funny.” — with files from Canadian Press sports reporter Lori Ewing and The Associated PressThe Canadian Press
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBOG 2017 First Quarter Report: Ali predicts double-digit inflation by year-endJune 13, 2017In “Business”Guyana’s economy eroding at alarmingly fast rateAugust 13, 2017In “Local News”Macroeconomic indicators point to a struggling economy- AliAugust 25, 2017In “Business” PPP/C Member of Parliament, Irfaan AliThe coalition Government is no stranger to revising growth figures, having done so several times last year. But the poor state of interior roads, coupled with high fuel prices and other factors, could see Guyana’s economy further declining.This is according to Opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali, who has said that Government’s projection of 3.8 per cent growth may fall short. Ali on Saturday debunked the Government’s optimistic outlook while referencing the Bank of Guyana’s statistical abstract.“High fuel prices and deplorable interior roads will place added burdens on loggers, miners, rice farmers. We have heard of the downsizing of sawmills, closure of small and medium-scale mining activities, increased construction cost due to the increased cost of sand,” Ali pointed out.On the other hand, the Government’s projected inflation rate of 2.4 per cent for 2018 is also not likely to be borne out, Ali said, adding “high fuel prices coupled with the introduction of more than 200 tax measures will likely stoke inflation above the projected amount”.A section of the Linden/Lethem roadThe fact that Guyana’s balance of payments is projected to record a deficit of US$79.7 million was also zeroed in on by Ali, who noted that a deficit of US$94 million has already been recorded, surpassing the year’s projection in three months. Nor do Guyana’s international reserves look positive.“Within the first quarter of 2018, to satisfy the huge balance-of-payments deficit, US$99 million was used. As of May, international reserve held by Bank of Guyana was at its lowest in 10 years at US$485 million. Moreover, external debt service to export ratio has increased from 4.8 per cent to 7.4 per cent.”Ali also noted that during the first quarter of 2018, Central Government recorded a deficit of $1.6 billion. He explained that poor Public Sector Improvement Plan (PSIP) implementation rates, the fuel prices and the retraction of traditional sectors like sugar, rice, gold and timber are all contributing factors.Meanwhile, he was unsurprised that domestic debt was projected to grow by this year-end. In fact, he reminded that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) had warned of this recently.DebtWhen it comes to debt, the Public Debt Annual Report released by the Finance Ministry last year had highlighted that since 2015, there has been a 4.1 per cent rise in Guyana’s indebtedness to creditors.The report details that Guyana’s total debt, inclusive of external and domestic debt, increased to $330 billion as of December 2016. The Ministry attributed this to disbursements from the Export Import Bank of China towards the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, as well as monies from multilateral creditors.A breakdown of the figures shows that total external debt amounted to $240 billion, a 72.6 per cent bite out of the total public debt. On the other hand, domestic debt stood at $90.6 billion, or 27.4 per cent of the total.Board of Governors meetingAt the recent 48th annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Grenada, Minister Jordan had made an address to the gathering. There, he announced that the previous 3.8 per cent growth projection he had announced at the last budget reading would be revised downwards.Guyana’s last best growth rate was 5.2 per cent in 2013. World Bank records show Guyana’s growth rate in 2014 was 3.8 per cent; in 2015, 3.2 per cent, and in 2016, 3.3 per cent. For 2017, initial projections of 3.8 per cent were revised to 3.1.This figure then went to 2.9 per cent, before the final figure of 2.1 per cent was announced. Jordan had claimed that the poor performance was linked to the dismal figures for sectors including sugar – a sector the Government itself radically downsized when it came to office.
There are some great things happening in French club handball these days, and latest news about TV rights surely acclaim that. The league which stands for second strongest in the world right up to this point, with the most expensive team in the world (Paris Saint Germaint) have sold out their broadcasting rights and will be watched next five seasons for the incredible amount of 20 million euros!Media Centre beIN SPORTS (subsidairy of famous AL Jazeera company), which is owned by the same people as PSG Handball, is to blame for this arrangement. They have already bought the rights for World championchip in 2015 for men and 2017 both for men and women. Their great conditions have put to and end contract of French Canal+ which broadcasted French league for 1,2 euros per season. French league will be available in countries on the north of Africa, Middle East and Australia… meanwhile, clubs can expect to benefit for at least 50 thousand euros per season.There is no doubt that in years to come LNH1 will be serious candidate to dethrone Bundesliga from European handball top. They have already stepped out financially. German SPORT1 currently does Bundesliga broadcasts for amount of 1,8 million euros per season. Considering that French have no worries about their national team, popularity of this sport isn’t endagered as it is in Germany.MAID BEGIC & SRETEN RASKOVIC bein sports handballbein sports handball rtvFrench handballhandballhandball tv ← Previous Story Danish Play Off preview: KIF Kolding and Skjern the biggest favorites Next Story → Kielce “4 of 4” against Wisla!
FOR MOST PEOPLE, living on Earth means spending your days with a mix of other humans.Some of them you choose to be with, some you don’t; some of them you like, some you don’t, some of them are pleasant, some are absolute morons.An unfortunate side-effect of this reality, is a silent rage which comes over most of us on a semi-regular basis. A silent rage cause by other people’s behaviour.Here are nine phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldn’t.Lift your feet! Obviously this does not apply to moonwalking.You definitely know at least one of these people. Instead of lifting their feet and taking steps they seem to slide their feet violently along the ground, resulting in painful noise every time they decide to go anywhere around you.You probably work with this person, because if it was someone in your house you’d be well within your rights to scream your message in their face.Cover your mouth! Source: r.f.m IICough, cough, cough…. cough. The coughing itself is irritating, but there’s nothing they can do about it. However, they can opt not to cough their undoubtedly disease-ridden phlegm into the public sphere.Don’t chew with your mouth open!Generally you meet these people in social situations or indeed at a work event. Really, they shouldn’t be blamed for their behaviour, it is the responsibility of the parent to teach a child not to provide a frame-by-frame view of their food as it’s broken down by teeth and saliva.Alas, not everyone gets taught these lessons, and as a result you are often forced to sit quietly, all the while screaming internally.Let me off, you morons!If you use public transport on a regular basis, you will be familiar with the challenged faced by passengers attempting to get off a bus or train at rush hour.The doors open to a sea of panicked faces, just desperate to get on, and you are simply an obstacle in their path. They don’t seem to grasp that in order for them to get on, you need to get off, and the probable truth is that they never will.Get out of my way! Source: aldenchadwickThere’s nothing like walking down a busy street only to be blocked every two seconds by people having a leisurely stroll, taking in the sights, or simply stopping for a chat in the middle of the path.Get out of the bleedin’ way!You’re welcome! Source: adamdachisOh no, it’s fine, I love standing here holding the door for all of you people. No need to thank me.Get a tissue! Source: William BrawleyEveryone knows what it’s like to have a runny nose. It’s a nightmare, there’s no two ways about it.However, when you’re not the one who’s sniffing, you can’t help but be irritated by the constant sound.That’s more than 10 items! Source: RosapolisClearly, the express lane is for 10 items or less.Clearly, you’re not meant to pay for your weekly shop at the self-service checkout.Clearly, you’re a fool.Shut up!This applies to any number of sins. People having loud phone conversations on the bus, your colleague who won’t stop talking about her forthcoming wedding, or even the baby who won’t stop crying in a restaurant (you especially can’t shout at them).‘Unimpressed Sharon Ní Bheoláin’ is the meme Ireland needs right now>Prince Harry drank champagne out of a prosthetic leg… it’s the Dredge>
Dr Vivianne Nikou has officially commenced as Principal at Alphington Grammar School at the start of 2013. This marks a new era at the school combining dynamic and visionary leadership together with excellent teaching and learning programmes to encourage all students to excel. “At Alphington Grammar School, we take pride in the academic endeavours of all our students,” Dr Nikou explained. “I can inform all of the community that the Alphington Grammar Class of 2012 have continued the upward trend in the VCE performance of our students.” In fact, Alphington achieved 8 results of 45 or above (which places them in the top 2 per cent of all students in the state.) In 2012 the study scores of 40+ have been achieved in a range of subjects including; Further Maths; Legal Studies; Health and Human development; English; Literature; Accounting; Greek; Economics; IT Applications; Biology; Psychology; Physics; and Chemistry. The Class of 2012 have set a benchmark for future generations of Alphington students. Median Study Score 30 40+ Results 10% Average Study Score 31.5% Per cent of Year 11’s achieving 40+ scores – 30% Per cent of student ATARS in top 5% of state- 6% Per cent of student ATARS in top 10% of state – 11% Per cent of student ATARS in top 20% of state – 30% The recent VTAC release of information proves that 2012 was an excellent year for Alphington, academically, culturally and on the sporting field. An impressive 82 per cent of graduates have gained university places for 2013, with the largest numbers being at the University of Melbourne, RMIT, and Latrobe University. 72 per cent of our students received their first choice of university course and 93 per cent of all tertiary offers were from the students top three preferences. The first in a series of Open Days will be held on Saturday 2nd March from 10:00 am to 12 noon. This is a wonderful opportunity to personally discover the opportunities available at Alphington Grammar for your child or grandchild. Please contact the school on (03) 9497 4777 to discuss your individual needs, or arrange a tour and discussion with the Principal. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Risques d’allergies au pollen de bouleau dans le nord-est de la FranceFrance – Le bulletin allergo-pollinique hebdomadaire du Réseau national de surveillance aérobiologique (RNSA) de ce 30 avril annonce un risque élevé à très élevé d’allergies aux pollens de bouleau dans le nord-est et le centre de la France.La ville la plus touchée sera Aurillac, en Auvergne, laquelle comptera la plus forte concentration de grains de pollen de bouleau dans l’air.Les pollens de chêne et de platane entraîneront également un risque d’allergies moyen à élevé sur toute la France. Pour ce qui est des pollens de cyprès, de peuplier, de charme, de saule et de frêne, le risque sera nul à faible.Il est conseillé aux personnes allergiques de bien suivre leur traitement afin de réduire les risques de conjonctivites, de rhumes et d’asthme.Le 30 avril 2010 à 16:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Une nouvelle étude de la CNIL sur le lien entre Smartphone et vie privéeL’étude, commandée à Médiamétrie, a sondé 2.315 français, utilisateurs de smartphone, pour connaître leurs habitudes liées à celui-ci. Les questions portaient essentiellement sur leurs données personnelles, la protection de celles-ci…Voici ce qu’il en ressort. – Le smartphone est un terminal universel qui s’adapte aux usages de chacun. 22% des utilisateurs y stockent des photos (tout en pensant que c’est gênant de le faire), les 15-17 ans accèdent à leurs réseaux sociaux et autres loisirs, les 25-49 ans apprécient l’aspect “multitâche” et enfin, les 50 ans et plus aiment l’aspect communicatif.- Le smartphone indispensable 24h/24, 7jrs/7 : 7 utilisateurs sur 10 ne l’éteignent jamais. 1/4 le font uniquement pour dormir.- Le smartphone ou comment stocker des informations personnelles en masse: plus de 80% y stockent des données personnelles comme des contacts, des coordonnées et des fichiers multimédias (photos, vidéos…). De même, 40% des utilisateurs y stockent des données confidentielles comme des codes bancaires ou encore des codes d’accès aux immeubles.- Le smartphone est peu protégé, et donc, son contenu l’est encore moins. 65% des possesseurs le savent, mais 30% n’ont aucun code de protection actif. – Les utilisations de données personnelles sont mal connues: 51% des utilisateurs pensent que les données du smartphone ne sont pas enregistrées ni cédées sans leur accord…- La géolocalisation, un atout important. 65% des parents souhaiteraient géolocaliser leurs enfants. 55% des utilisateurs ont déjà utilisé un service de géolocalisation.Selon l’étude, il semblerait que les 15-17 ans protègent mieux leur smartphone en moyenne par rapport aux autres tranches d’âges d’utilisateurs. Pour sensibiliser les possesseurs de smartphone, la CNIL, en plus de son étude intéressante, propose 10 conseils pour la sécurité et la maitrise de son téléphone (comme noter le numéro IMEI du terminal pour pouvoir le bloquer en cas de vol ou encore installer un antivirus quand cela est possible…). Chacun de nous peut se retrouver un peu dans ces sondages. Par les temps qui courrent, mieux vaut être prudent, donc n’hésitez pas à jeter un coup d’œil sur les autres conseils de la CNIL, à cette adresse. Le 25 décembre 2011 à 17:55 • Maxime Lambert
We just spent the past weekend watching Ant-Man and the Wasp, but there’s another movie on all our minds. Sure, Ant-Man and the Wasp was fun, charming and tied into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in cool ways. (Not to mention ripping open at least one old wound.) But even if you really loved it, nobody’s pretending it’s the Marvel movie they were looking forward to the most between last May and the next. If it’s not Avengers 4, it’s most likely Captain Marvel. And there’s some good news on that front.Brie Larson shared a photo on her Instagram on Sunday letting everyone know that production has wrapped. All of Captain Marvel has been filmed. It’s really happening! And suddenly next February feels so close and still so far away at the same time. Until then, here’s the photo Larson shared. It’s a cool one. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Stay on target Awww yeah. See, that was the point of the Instagram post in the first place. Grillo is understandably excited that he’s been made into an action figure. For a lot of actors who grew up playing with superhero toys, this is a serious dream come true. Especially when it looks as cool as that one. Imagine the Cap vs. Crossbones battles you could stage on your desk while you put off work. I mean, hypothetically. Not that I would ever do anything like that, of course. HEY HOW ABOUT THOSE HASHTAGS!They’re all pretty normal until you get to the last one. #aven……. He knows exactly what he’s doing. Crossbones hasn’t been in any Avengers movies. Not even Infinity War. Is it possible he comes back for Avengers 4? After most of the superheroes were wiped out, the remaining Avengers are going to need all the help they can get to get them back. If Crossbones survived The Snappening, maybe Captain America will convince him to help out. Or, since he’s a villain, maybe he thinks he can take advantage of the suddenly hero-starved world.Either way, we likely won’t know anything more until we actually see Avengers 4 in theaters May 3, 2019. They really are bringing the entire MCU together in this one, huh? This is going to make Infinity War look like Iron Man.Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy (Photo via 20th Century Fox)And even with all those superheroes the studio has to juggle, there may be more coming in the future. After Comcast made a higher offer to buy 20th Century Fox, Disney countered with a ridiculous $71.3 billion bid. That’s a ton of money, but Disney clearly thinks it’s worth it. Fox’s shareholders will vote later this month on whether to approve the sale. If that happens, both the X-Men and the Fantastic Four will all be the property of Marvel Studios. They’ll be able to join the MCU. As excited as the fans are for that to happen, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige swears he’s not thinking about that at this point.In an interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, Feige said he has no plans to bring either superhero group into the fold. Just yet, at least. “Not until we’re given the word. I have vague dreams and vague ideas. But right now, bringing to life the 10,000-plus characters that Marvel fully controls is what the gameplan is,” Feige said.Interestingly, the paper called Feige’s remarks “not entirely convincing.” Either they’re really reading into his answer, or he did something in the interview to indicate he’s at least thinking about what he’d like to do. It’s possible he’s not allowed to talk about it yet. After all, it’s not a done deal, and nobody at Disney can start talking like it is. Plus, he’s not wrong when he says earlier in the interview that he’s a busy guy. Even after Avengers 4 hits theaters, he’s not done. After that, there’s Spider-Man: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, plus all the movies we don’t know about yet.Even if the deal does go through, it might take a while for the X-Men to start showing up in the MCU. But even though there are no official plans yet, you know Feige’s at least thinking about it. Those vague wishes could become awfully specific if the deal becomes real later this month.Finally, though the next Marvel movie is a long way away, that won’t stop the fans from doing awesome things with the MCU. Someone over at FANDOM recreated the cover of the very first Avengers comic (you know the one) with he actors from the MCU. Its creation was based on something Kevin Feige said about the movie. That every character from the first Avengers cover is on the big screen. Finally, with Ant-Man and The Wasp joining the fight in the next movie, someone could make this. The Captain Marvel slate, no longer needed, signed by the cast and crew of the movie. These always look cool. It’s a reminder just how much collaboration a movie takes. Especially a big superhero production like this one. We also get a nice look at the movie’s logo, which will definitely induce cheers the first time we see it on the big screen. The calendar behind the image is cute too. I love the little drawing beneath it of Captain Marvel in a rocket ship being chased by, presumably, a Skrull. Is that a scene that happens in the movie? Given the character’s origin, it might. The special effects will probably look slightly better than that drawing, though. Only slightly, that thing’s a masterpiece as it is. It also looks like Larson was crossing off the days until she could return home, which is extremely relatable. Even if your job is making Marvel movies, after a while, everyone just wants to sleep in their own bed.The ’90s-set Captain Marvel is only seven months away. In that time, they’ll edit the thing and put in the final special effects. We can bet they’ll use every available minute of those next seven months to do it. Still, this news means we’re not that far away from seeing Carol Danvers, two-eyed Nick Fury and even Phil Coulson on the big screen. Maybe there’ll even be a trailer soon. Please?Elsewhere on Instagram, another Marvel actor is mercilessly teasing fans with hashtags. The most diabolical of teases. You’ll remember Frank Grillo from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. In both movies, he played Crossbones. Though he always looked cool, Crossbones was a minor villain, and the conflict appears to have moved beyond him. What with Thanos destroying half of the universe, you know. Now, Grillo may be hinting at a comeback. But first, let’s look at a cool toy! ‘Finally every character from [Avengers #1] is here on the big screen’ — @Kevfeige pic.twitter.com/H1PX2Wrtfu— FANDOM (@getFANDOM) July 5, 2018Yeah, that looks really cool. Especially the way The Wasp flies up from the bottom of the poster. It makes me wish they had been in the first Avengers. Or that Loki was still alive to be in Avengers 4. (Yes, I’m convinced that he is the one character who is all the way dead for good. I hope I’m wrong.) It’s also funny how the movie versions all have elements of their original costumes… except for Iron Man. He really was much chunkier back in those days. Also, Loki really needs to say “Bah!” more often. The entire MCU could do with more “Bahs.”Oh well, maybe I’ll be proven wrong, and Loki will somehow be not dead in Avengers 4. If only so they can recreate this awesome fan-poster. And make Loki say “Bah!” Is it 2019 yet?
Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Sept 2015 – Meetings for the public consultation on two important Immigration Laws are set to resume this week. Both will be held this Thursday September 3rd, one at 10am at the Salt Shed in Salt Cay and the other at 6pm at the Regatta Village in South Caicos.The biggest issue within these laws is the fact that the TCI Status Bill is said to create new provisions for the Immigration Commission when it comes to granting status. The commission will be chaired and ultimately under the ruling of the Immigration Minister of the day however it is proposed that two members from the opposition also sit as part of the commissioning body. The commission would meet once a year to consider applications and would also have the power to revocate someone’s status. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:immigration bill, tci status bill, town hall meeting More pathways to Citizenship in TCI to enlarge franchise Recommended for you Five Cays town hall meeting reveals MP plans
England’s 1966 Word Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst believes the “privilege” of playing at Wembley no longer exists for Tottenham.Due to White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Spurs have hosted all of their home games at Wembley in all competitions since 2017.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have had several delays this season in their attempt to play at their old ground once more, despite the fact that it should have been ready for them to return to at the start of the current campaign.Star playmaker Christian Eriksen has recently made it clear that he cannot wait to get out of Wembley once and for all.And Hurst accepts that the thrill players usually get from playing at Wembley probably no longer exists for the Spurs team.“You could say that playing at Wembley so often has taken away the privilege for Tottenham and their supporters,” Hurst told Football London.“It’s a fantastic stadium, befitting for big occasions such as England matches, cup semi-finals and finals. But playing there every week has become tiresome for the team.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Their players have made noises about looking forward to leaving and playing in their own ground, and you can see why as the atmosphere and turnout isn’t what it could and should be for the national stadium.Although the former West Ham striker cannot see why there should be any issues over Spurs playing at the stadium.“Should they have been allowed to have played there? I don’t see why not,” added Hurst.“It’s important that the FA help English teams when they can, and Spurs have been flying the flag for the country when playing in the Champions League, so it made sense to help them while the stadium was being built.”Now 77 years old, Hurst is renown in England for his exploits on the international stage which famously saw him score a hat-trick against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final.Overall, Hurst scored 24 times in 49 appearances for the Three Lions and entered the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 25, 2019 January 25, 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 Events, January 24th-27th:Friday-(1) San Diego Restaurant Week continues this weekend. You can grab more info on participating restaurants at SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com.(2) Farmer’s Insurance Open.Saturday-(1) Joel McHale is the American Comedy Company in the Gaslamp.Sunday-(1) Star 94.1 & my co-worker Delana from Jesse Lozano In The Morning, will be at NTC Park in Liberty Station for the American Lung Association’s Lung Force Walk from 8-10 a.m.(2) Also Sunday at 1:30pm, The Museum of Photographic Arts is holding a screening of Hugh Jackman’s movie, “The Greatest Showman.” You know people love that soundtrack, so they’re having a sing-along.(3) Eleanor’s Place For Women is holding a luncheon, fashion show & expo celebrating the journey of a woman. Eleanor’s Place is a home for women coping with the aftermath of domestic violence & their motto is to “Encourage, Equip, Empower & Embrace Women In Distress.” The event happens From 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at The Jacobs Center on Euclid Ave. You can get tickets & more info about the fashion show at EleanorsPlace.org Weekend events with Shelley Wade – 01/26/19 Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Nissan India has officially started accepting the pre-orders for its budget hatchback, Datsun “Go” in India with an advance payment of ₹11,000.Nissan, which revived the Datsun brand after almost three decades, will be selling its budget cars under this brand. Datsun Go, the Nissan’s first budget offering, had made its appearance at the recently concluded Delhi auto Expo in all its four colours. The company, which started the production of Datsun Go at the Renault-Nissan alliance plant at Oragadam in Chennai, is expected to start the delivery of the vehicle in March.When launched, Nissan’s Datsun Go will take on the likes of India’s best selling cars like Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Alto K10 and the Hyundai Eon. Priced in the sub ₹4 lakh range in the domestic market, “Go” hatchback will come with 1.2-litre petrol engine under the hood which can churn out a power of 74bhp and a torque of 104Nm. It is mated to five-speed manual transmission and the car is based on the Nissan’s Micra platform and claims to deliver a fuel efficiency of 20.6 kmpl. It measures 3,785 mm in length, 1,635 mm in width, 1,485 mm of height and sit on a wheelbase of 2,450 mm.Nissan, which has been operating in India through their country partner Hover Automotive, has recently announced the termination of its deal with Hover. The company will now market its brand in India on its own. Currently the auto maker has 117 dealerships across India and is eying to increase it to 350 in the next three years.
Ken Burns was honored May 9 by the National Endowment for the Humanities for his documentary work on Black livelihoods.Modern historians and social scientists often note that history, as written by the victors, tends to omit the very narratives that make the American story pliable, nuanced, and balanced. Few, however have championed a type of restorative history necessary to offer more clear and concise stories than filmmaker Ken Burns.With a keen eye for hidden narratives and loss subjects, Burns has created a popular history filmmaking genre that returns the gaze to everyday Americans. For his work, the National Endowment for the Humanities honored Burns, May 9 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities, the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.NEH awarded grants to the Brooklyn-born Burns in support of 15 films over three decades— from his first film in 1981, “Brooklyn Bridge,” to the forthcoming “Vietnam,” which will premiere on PBS in the fall of 2017.After experimenting with film and documentary techniques in high school, Burns applied for an NEH grant to support his first documentary film “Brooklyn Bridge,” which aired on PBS and was nominated for an Academy Award. Many historians claimed, the documentary was the first time, the stories of the men who built the bridge and the struggles between unions, developers, and ethnicities were evidenced. It also established a new standard among documentary filmmakers.“Because we are celebrating our 50th anniversary, we were especially eager to select a person who represents the best qualities of NEH’s deep and diverse portfolio,” said William D. Adams, chairman of NEH. “His work combines deep humanities research with a rich feeling for American life and culture and unparalleled public reach and appeal. Ken is one of the great public intellectuals and historians of our time, and he is also a terrific speaker.”Burns’ work includes some of the most prolific documentaries about American life, including the series “The Civil War,” which brought both enslaved Blacks and women to the foreground, and “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson,” detailing the anger raised in the age of White supremacy of having a Black man as a representation of ultimate masculinity.For Burns, the honor, he said was immeasurable, having been impacted by the NEH over the course of his 36-year career. He said the current culture’s wars have “manufactured a false dialectic just to accentuate otherness” – a process the NEH and documentary filmmaking works against in order to retain a nuanced and sophisticated view of history.“I have never been a particular lover of history – especially where documentaries were concerned because of these themes of African-Americans as tragically Black. It only took one Ken Burns film, ‘Unforgivable Blackness, the Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson,’ to change my outlook,” George Washington University student, Morris Artis told the AFRO.Past Jefferson Lecturers include actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith (2015), biographer Walter Isaacson (2014), and filmmaker Martin Scorsese (2013). The lectureship, established in 1972, carries a $10,000 honorarium set by statute.
H1Z1: Battle Royale Leaves Open Beta and Officially Launches on PS4 Thanks to games like PUBG and Fortnite, the battle royale genre is enjoying a surge in popularity. It seems you can’t turn your head without seeing another game deliver its own take on the genre. One such title is the appropriately titled H1Z1: Battle Royale. Available as an open beta earlier this summer, it has enjoyed a great deal of success on PlayStation 4. The full game launched for free last week, giving everyone a chance to try it out. While H1Z1: Battle Royale isn’t structurally dissimilar to other games in the genre, it is a good entry point for those curious to see what the buzz is about.If you’re familiar with battle royale games then you’ll know what to expect in H1Z1: Battle Royale. Up to 100 players drop into a massive map via parachute. Once they land, players must search for weapons, armor, and healing items found within structures or out in the open. Over time, the map shrinks thanks to the spread of a deadly gas. Anyone inside the gas takes damage and eventually dies. This funnels players into a smaller play area and forces them into a confrontation. The last person surviving wins the match. Again, this is standard battle royale fare.AdChoices广告Though its formula is fairly by-the-numbers, H1Z1: Battle Royale introduces some of its own unique mechanics. The chief one being airdrops. Every so often, an airplane will drop a crate in a random part of the map. These boxes often contain better gear than you’d find in the world. Green airdrops contain average equipment, while purple and especially gold have the best. Airdrops are great for getting better equipment, but it should come as no surprise that other players will head towards them as well. One must prepare for a battle if they want the precious loot. In some instances, it’s best to forgo an airdrop just to stay alive longer.As far as options go, things are decidedly bare. You can choose between Solo, Duo, or Fives. In Solo mode, it’s every man for himself. Duo and Fives center around team play. Most players seem to prefer Solo since it is more like a traditional battle royale game. If you’re the social type, the co-op modes let you have fun with your friends. But no matter which mode you pick, you’ll get the same basic experience of scouring the map for loot and trying to stay alive while doing so.Customization options are rather thin as well. There are a number of different preset characters that you can outfit with various accessories and equipment. You do not have access to every item at the start. You can unlock them by leveling up or purchasing them with real-world money. Most of the equipment is cosmetic and doesn’t affect the game directly. This is good since it doesn’t give players a direct advantage. With that said, I found most of the accessories and such superfluous. Since the equipment doesn’t help you in the actual game, I didn’t see the need to outfit my character in anything beyond the starting gear.Because I’m not great at competitive shooters, I employed a decidedly conservative playstyle. After landing, I grab as much loot as possible before finding a vehicle and driving to a remote area. I stay there until the map shrinks and I have to move closer to the next safe zone. This continues until I have no choice but to exit my vehicle and find a safe spot to hide. By this time, most of the players have killed each other off. If I’m lucky, I manage to make it into the top ten. My goal isn’t to get first place, it’s to survive as long as possible. Those better at shooting are advised to take risks and face off against others to nab the top spot. But if you’re a punk like me, it’s okay to mostly sit it out and let others murder each other.More than its competitors, H1Z1: Battle Royale emphasizes speed more. Even with my cautious playstyle, it feels like the game is constantly pushing me towards confrontation. Airdrops are frequent, and the map seems to shrink twice a minute. This gives matches a greater sense of urgency which seasoned players will no doubt appreciate. Given all of these factors, matches don’t feel like they drag on forever. I consider that a positive.Control-wise, H1Z1 is fast and responsive. You’re able to run, crouch, jump, and fire weapons with relative ease. What I like most is how each gun has its own distinct feel. Using an M9 is not the same as using an AK-47. This is true in most games, but the fact H1Z1 has different levels of bullet drop means you need to learn how to fire each weapon. Yes, you can definitely stick with a primary weapon if you choose, but you may not always have it at your disposal. This is about survival, so it’s best to know how to handle every tool in your arsenal. Overall, if you’re used to shooters, you’ll feel at home with H1Z1’s mechanics.Graphically, H1Z1: Battle Royale isn’t a looker. It is definitely more like PUBG than Fortnite in the visual department. It’s not that the game looks horrible. The graphics are effective at conveying the world and all of the structures within. The problem is that the overall presentation is decidedly bland and generic. I understand the game initially suffered from a number of bugs, so perhaps the devs are spending most of their time ensuring a smooth playing experience rather than making the title visually appealing. For some, the graphics won’t matter since they’re in it purely for the gameplay. That’s all well and good, but I wish the game had some graphical flair for me to appreciate.H1Z1: Battle Royale isn’t overly different from similar games, but it is effective at what it does. The fact it is performing so well on PS4 proves the title is doing something right. There is just enough variety to keep players coming back for more. Its sense of urgency is also something that’ll help it thrive. If you’re looking for a good entry point for these types of games, this is a title you should consider trying out.Stay up to date on all the best PlayStation games and news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target