A polar bear a gun and a courtroom in Nunavut

first_imgIn Canada, the polar bear is loved and feared and is a symbol of many things. They are a wonder of nature. A symbol of a changing climate. An animal to be respected and feared. But they are also, to the Inuit, food and clothing. And a revenue stream. To scientists and nature lovers, the bears are a species at risk, and their declining population can serve as a warning bell.Our story today starts with a polar bear and ends in a courtroom in Canada’s North. And in between it touches on almost everything that’s integral to this country’s identity.GUEST: Aaron Hutchins, Maclean’s (read Aaron’s feature right here)Audio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_04222019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

Meryl Streep To Members Of Congress Put The Equal Rights Amendment Into

first_imgIn support of a new ERA Coalition campaign, yesterday five hundred thirty-five letters personally signed by Meryl Streep were delivered to each and every Member of Congress.The letters urge lawmakers to support a constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for women.“I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality – for your mother, your daughter, your sister, your wife or yourself – by actively supporting the Equal Rights Amendment,” Ms. Streep wrote. “The ERA is not just a women’s rights issue,” she noted, “it will have a meaningful benefit for the whole human family.”With each letter, Meryl Streep enclosed a copy of the book Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for the ERA is Now, by Jessica Neuwirth. The founder and President of the ERA Coalition, Ms. Neuwirth said she wrote the book “to show the urgent need for the ERA, highlighting the cases of real women who have suffered harm and were unable to get the legal protection they should have from the Constitution.”The ERA Coalition was founded last year to build a broader base of public support for ongoing efforts to put the ERA into the Constitution. Ms. Streep joins a growing number of prominent individuals and celebrities who have publicly reaffirmed their commitment to the Equal Rights Amendment including former President Jimmy Carter, Chelsea Handler, Rashida Jones, Jane Fonda, Tavis Smiley, Taylor Schilling, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Gloria Steinem, who serves on the board of the ERA Coalition.In writing to Members of Congress, Streep said, “I am adding my voice to the long term efforts of others in the campaign to have the rights of the majority of Americans, who were not considered equal citizens by the framers of the Constitution, included and secured by virtue of an Amendment.”Several bills related to the ERA have been recently introduced in Congress – by Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) in the House, and by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in the Senate. Representative Maloney’s bill is co-sponsored by Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Senator Cardin’s bill is co-sponsored by Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL). Ms. Streep highlighted this bipartisan sponsorship in her letter, saying “It is very heartening for me and so many other Americans to see Democrats and Republicans joining together on this issue. It’s time to make this happen,” adding that the ERA “represents a fundamental human right that must be included in our Constitution as a matter of principle.” She also noted that the United States has encouraged other countries such as Afghanistan to put this provision in their constitutions, remarking “we should have it in our own.”The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by Congress in 1972. It had been ratified by 35 states when the deadline for ratification expired in 1982, just three states short of the 38 states needed to put the ERA into the Constitution. The ERA Coalition was founded in 2014. It has more than fifty organizational members.last_img read more

Get A Free Gift When You Support The Clinton Foundation

first_imgBill Clinton is currently visiting Latin America with the Clinton Foundation, and has announced a new fundraising initiative that will give new monthly donors a special gift.“This week I am visiting our programs and partners in El Salvador, Peru, and Panama,” wrote Clinton in an email to supporters of the Clinton Foundation. “Whenever I make trips like this, I see how we are making a profound difference in people’s lives.“I want to invite you to join a global network of monthly donors providing vital resources to continue to support and grow these opportunities. If you’re one of the first 200 new monthly donors, we’ll send you a one-of-a-kind, handmade ornament from the artisans we’re working with in Haiti.”To become a monthly donor, and to receive your free gift, click here.last_img read more

Gov Amazon largest jobs commitment in Tennessee history

first_imgNASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that an Amazon operations hub expected to create 5,000 jobs in Tennessee will be “the single largest jobs commitment made by a company in Tennessee’s history.”Amazon will invest $230 million-plus to locate its Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville Yards, a 15-acre (6-hectare), mixed-use downtown development still under construction in the booming southern city. Holly Sullivan of Amazon Public Policy says Nashville will become the eastern U.S. hub for its retail operations division, with hiring to begin next year.Amazon announced the Nashville site the same day it revealed it would split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia, each getting 25,000 jobs.“This is a game changer for Tennessee. The ripple effect of Amazon’s decision to invest $230 million in our state and create 5,000 high-paying jobs in downtown Nashville will be felt for years to come,” Haslam said in a statement.Amazon’s new 1 million square-foot Nashville office space will host tech and management functions, including customer fulfilment, customer service, transportation and supply chain. The project is expected to add an estimated incremental tax revenue of more than $1 billion over the next 10 years, according to the company.Amazon says it will receive up to $102 million in performance-based incentives based on the creation of 5,000 jobs with an average wage exceeding $150,000 in Nashville.“We think it’s just a great location for our employees, but also a great location to really further the resilience and the vibrancy, and just the overall coolness of Nashville, Tennessee,” Sullivan said Tuesday at a news conference with Gov. Haslam.The company received 238 proposals for its new headquarters before narrowing it down to 20 in January, a shortlist that included Nashville.Haslam said that in the past 30 days or so, the conversation shifted toward the possibility of the smaller hub in Nashville. For perspective, Haslam said the Amazon headquarters proposal could have resulted in 50,000 new jobs in one location, and Nashville currently only has 70,000 jobs downtown.“I think we realized, Nashville realized and Amazon realized, to do something that big, as much as Nashville has grown, would still be a challenge to infrastructure and to the talent demand,” Haslam said at the news conference.Amazon’s choice also followed the resounding defeat of a multibillion-dollar Nashville transit ballot measure in the May election, a plan that banked on tax increases to introduce a light rail system, expand bus routes and build a downtown underground tunnel. In fielding proposals for the second headquarters, Amazon stressed the importance of direct access to mass transit.Nashville Mayor David Briley said the city still continues to invest in expanding its existing transit system.Amazon’s incentives package includes a cash grant for capital expenditures from the state of $65 million based on the company creating 5,000 jobs over the next seven years — equivalent to $13,000 per job.Meanwhile, Nashville has agreed to give up to a $15 million cash grant based on each job created within the same timeframe. The annual payment from the city, however, will be dependent on the actual number of employees added.Finally, Amazon will receive a job tax credit to offset 50 per cent of Tennessee’s franchise and excise taxes based on $4,500 per job over the next seven years — worth about $21.7 million.A free market think-tank, Beacon Center of Tennessee, became a quick critic of the deal. Beacon Center spokesman Mark Cunningham said officials “got scammed into giving the company more than $100 million in taxpayer giveaways for a consolation prize.”But Briley and Haslam contended that Nashville and the state are getting great deals that will quickly pay themselves off. Haslam said he expects 1.6 more jobs in the state for every direct job created, for a total of 13,000-plus.The state says Amazon currently has six Tennessee facilities employing more than 6,500 people.___Associated Press writer Kimberlee Kruesi in Nashville contributed to this report.Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN African mediators continue pressing for progress in Darfur peace process

The AU’s Sam Ibok and the UN’s Tayé-Brook Zerihoun briefed the leadership about the Sirte peace process, which began last month in the Libyan city.Commending the SLA-Unity for their unification efforts, the mediators encouraged the Movement to engage in the peace process, according to a UN spokesperson.Mr. Zerihoun said the objective of the Sirte Talks is to stop the killings in Darfur, and to help allow the people organize their lives and live in peace. “To obtain peace, you have to negotiate,” he told them.The Chief Mediators also said that they were encouraged by the efforts that the Movements are making to unite, because any form of unification will make the mediators’ tasks easier, according to the spokesperson.The UN Special Envoy for Darfur, Jan Eliasson, is scheduled to be in New York next week to brief the Security Council and for internal consultations. 23 November 2007Mediators from the African Union and the United Nations aiming to advance the Darfur peace process have wrapped up a two-day visit to North Darfur after holding a meeting with the Sudan Liberation Army-Unity leadership there. read more

Softwood lumber exports to US fall 20 in March amid railway woes

MONTREAL — Softwood lumber exports from British Columbia to the United States plunged 20 per cent in March from a year ago, the federal government said, amid railway transportation problems.Global Affairs Canada said in its monthly report that the country’s largest lumber-producing province exported 514.4 million board feet to the United States last month, down from 644.7 million board feet a year ago.“Output from the B.C. Interior remains depressed due to shipping constraints,” Hamir Patel of CIBC World Markets wrote in a report.First-quarter shipments from the B.C. Interior, which account for more than 90 per cent of B.C.’s lumber exports, were 18 per cent weaker than a year ago, largely due to transportation issues. B.C. Coastal shipments were 36 per cent lower.Total Canadian shipments in the first three months were down 17.4 per cent, but up two per cent from February to March.Shipments from Quebec — Canada’s second-largest forestry producing region — were down 16.6 per cent in the first quarter and Ontario was 8.6 per cent lower. Alberta was down 28 per cent while the Maritimes were nearly five per cent higher.Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway say western Canadian routes were more affected by cold winter weather and unexpected volume increases that slowed traffic.Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets said transportation shortages were at the forefront of a recent Montreal wood convention.“Canadian railway and trucking officials in attendance pledged that improvements were expected soon, but … two weeks since the convention most traders report that rail service in Western Canada remains poor,” he wrote in a report.Shipments from B.C. have represented 47 per cent of U.S. imports from Canada so far in 2018, below the 48 per cent in 2017 and the 10-year average of 54 per cent.Patel said nearly 60 per cent of B.C. export volumes went to the U.S. in February, down from 68.4 per cent in January.B.C. exports to China have been decreasing annually since 2013 and are running 22 per cent lower for the year after falling 27 per cent in February.Shipments to Japan are up marginally.The slide in export volumes comes as western SPF (spruce, pine, fir) lumber prices ended last week at near record highs of US$540 per thousand board feet.“Transportation issues gave mills the upper hand, as two-by-four quotes increased by US$20-$30 per thousand board feet, pushing prices to $540 ($2 below record highs from early March),” Patel added.The price of lumber has surged to cover the softwood lumber duties applied by the United States government.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:CNR, TSX:CP) read more

Shooting near Regina General Hospital injures man

Police believe a shooting near the Regina General Hospital that injured a man early Thursday morning was not random.According to a Regina Police Service (RPS) news release, police responded to the 2200 block of Osler Street at approximately 12:40 a.m. after getting reports that someone had been shot in the area.Not long after those reports came in, a man arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound. He is still in hospital with what police described as a non-life threatening injury. Police are still investigating the shooting, but believe it was not a random act. No arrests have been made.Anyone with information that could help police can contact the RPS at 306-777-6500,  or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

May 2004 new car preregistration figures

Today, SMMT releases figures for May pre-registrations in the UK car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of in May 2004 that were defined as pre-registrations. The Supply of New Cars Order 2000 requires motor manufacturers to publish the number of pre-registered cars supplied and the gross income received by suppliers from selling those pre-registered cars. This information is published on a monthly basis.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Brock students to help seniors keep fit through new partnership

While the quest to stay healthy and fit can come with its challenges at any age, a new set of obstacles tend to appear as people get older.Health issues creep in, movement gets difficult and flexibility becomes limited.But through a new commercial partnership, Brock University wants to help Niagara seniors take on those hurdles — and, in the process, study what works to keep them healthy.The University is collaborating with Wellness Suites Condominiums to expand the SeniorFit and Heart Strong programs already offered at the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being in St. Catharines. The partnership will see Brock Kinesiology and Health Sciences students guiding senior residents of the Niagara Falls development through personalized exercise and rehabilitation programs on a path to healthy living.Currently under construction, the nine-storey Wellness Suites facility includes 97 residential units, a 5,500 square-foot Functional Medicine Centre designed to house Brock’s programs, and numerous other amenities. The $31-million Main Street project is slated for completion in September 2019. While the Faculty has partnered with health and government agencies, as well as non-governmental and community organizations in the past, this entrepreneurial exercise is unique for Brock, said Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Dean Peter Tiidus. “This is a win-win situation,” he said. “It takes us out into the community, gets students working with more local seniors and provides additional research opportunities in an important health field.”The partnership will provide valuable experiential education opportunities for students who are pursuing careers in rehabilitation, medicine, physiotherapy, kinesiology and other health-care professions, allowing them to develop skills by working in real-life situations. It will also allow Brock researchers to study how the facility’s “personalized medicine” programs, which include assessing cognition, nutrition, genetics, hormones, bodily toxins and the microbiome of the gut, impact residents, said Wellness Suites President Dr. Nick Vaccaro.“We will offer the latest, most innovative services and technology to help take care of people and to study how to keep them young as they’re getting older,” he said.The Functional Medicine Centre will use bioinformatics — a field of science that combines biology, computer sciences, mathematics and statistics to analyze and interpret biological data — to assess and monitor the progress of clients, and see which lifestyle modifications are most effective.“It’s an ideal fit for a graduate student project that would then be potentially publishable in a credible journal,” Tiidus said.Deborah O’Leary, Health Sciences Professor and Director of the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being, is working with Vaccaro to design the space and determine the fitness and research-related equipment required for the facility.“Nick is building his vision, but he’s using Brock expertise to help him along the way,” she said.“As the current SeniorFit and Heart Strong programs have already been successful — helping 450 clients a year with health-related goals — it’s a matter of expanding and introducing those programs in the new facility,” Vaccaro said. “We want to grow with the University and expand research parameters into the genetic, molecular and cellular levels. We are currently working at partnering with other highly innovative diagnostic companies.”Wellness Suites is providing the capital, infrastructure and equipment for the project, with Brock providing its expertise and a co-ordinator for the physical rehabilitation centre and integration with other researchers at Brock.“This is something that may lead to great collaborations with a similar model being used elsewhere in Niagara and beyond,” Tiidus said. “We’re excited to expand the offerings of the Health and Well-Being Centre for clients, for students and for researchers.”Vaccaro has a long history of working with faculty members at the University during his 35-year career as a chiropractor in Niagara.“I’ve had this vision to partner with Brock for a long time — decades — and now’s the time,” he said.Details of Brock’s programming at the facility are expected to be finalized by the end of 2018. For more information visit wellnesssuites.ca. read more

Theresa Mays flagship immigration policy hit by lastminute Cabinet row

The move threatened to overshadow the policy, which has been repeatedly delayed after ministers clashed.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– He was demanding that the threshold be put out to consultation but Downing Street was said to be refusing to do so. Cabinet ministers were locked in a row over Theresa May’s flagship immigration White Paper on Tuesday night, hours before its long-awaited publication. Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, has raised repeated concerns over plans for a £30,000 minimum salary threshold for skilled EU migrants coming to the UK. The plans are due to be set out on Wednesday in a White Paper which Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, will hail as keeping Britain open to the “brightest and the best” with…

Quebec Government supports development of rare earths separation technology

first_imgGeomega Resources is receiving the support of the Quebec Government, as part of the Plan Nord program, and of the Réseau Capital Baie-James, specifically the Soc de développement de la Baie-James (SDBJ) and the Administration régionale Baie-James (ARBJ), by investing in the share capital of Innord to develop its proprietary separation process of rare earth elements.With this injection of additional funds, Innord, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GéoMégA, will receive a total of $500,000 from the Fonds du Plan Nord, the SDBJ and the ARBJ. A total of $250,000 will be held in escrow pending TSX Venture Exchange approval of the final documentation. Upon receiving of all the funds, GéoMégA will control 96.1% of Innord. The goal of this investment is to develop the process prototype to separate mixed REE concentrate into pure individual rare earth oxides.The Société du Plan Nord is a strategic government partner that has common goals with GéoMégA and that is to develop a sustainable and competitive value added REE industry in northern Québec and Canada. The three main points of focus for the Plan Nord include the development of the economic potential of the region, the support of the development of the communities in the area and the protection of the environment. Innord’s proprietary separation process has the potential to meet all three of these objectives. Whether it is through exploiting the natural resources of northern Quebec like the REE/Nb Montviel project or through processing REE enriched recycled materials, industrial residues and by-products, separation into pure individual rare earth oxides is key in establishing a REE industry that in turn brings jobs to the area and helps develop the nearby communities. Furthermore, Innord’s separation process has the potential to significantly improve the environmental performance of REE separation in comparison to conventional techniques (i.e. SX and fractional precipitation) thus ensuring that the creation of an environmentally sustainable REE industry.“After working tirelessly on demonstrating credibility in our process innovation, we are excited to be able to say now that we have the support of both the Provincial and the Federal governments through Quebec Government’s Plan Nord, the SDBJ and the ARBJ and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP, see August 13, 2015 news release). Having the support of the Plan Nord is a significant boost in support for Innord and its electrophoresis technology. We are excited to be able to count on the support of the Soc du Plan Nord, the SDBJ and the l’ARBJ in bringing the rare earth industry to Quebec.” comments Pouya Hajiani, Chief Technology Officer of GéoMégA and the inventor of the physical separation process.Innord is a wholly owned private subsidiary of GéoMégA with the goal to develop and optimise the proprietary separation process of rare earth elements based on electrophoresis, for which it holds all the rights. Electrophoresis is the migration of charged species (ions, proteins, particles) in solution in the presence of an electric field. Innord has filed patents in Canada and the USA to protect its novel separation process and is looking to file in other jurisdictions.last_img read more

RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko sign Klemen Ferlin

Klemen FerlinRK Celje Pivovarna LaskoRK Gorenje Velenje ← Previous Story NEW YEARS’ TOURNAMENT: 14th youth handball Gala in Belgrade Next Story → The 46th Yellow Cup in Winterthur on December 29/30 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko showing domination in Slovenian handball, not only on the handball court, but also on the market. The new signing of EHF Champions League winners from 2004, coming from the neighborhood, Velenje. His name is Klemen Ferlin, the 28-years old RK Gorenje Velenje goalkeeper, who signed two-years contract with the champions from Celje.Ferlin playing his fourth season at RK Gorenje Velenje since he joined club from RK Trimo Trebnje in summer 2014.He will replace Urban Lesjak, Celje’s child who signed already with German TSV Hannover Burgdorf.PHOTO: RK Gorenje Velenje

Ferrofluid and water colors make for beautiful magnetic paintings

first_imgIf you haven’t heard of ferrofluid before, prepare to become a fan. It’s basically a liquid that, when placed in a magnetic field becomes strongly magnetized. This is due to the liquid containing ferromagnetic particles. Ferrofluids are also superparamagnets, as they don’t remain magnetized once the magnetic field is removed.Now that the science is out of the way, we can look at the cool things you can do with a ferrofluid. The most common example you see is the fluid placed in a dish which sits on top of a magnet. The result, as you can see in the image below, forms a shaped surface.They also have a wide range of practical applications such as forming liquid seals around hard drives, helping magnets to glide across smooth surfaces, and even help doctors with cancer detection.Ferrofluids are also popular with artists, and Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner decided to experiment by mixing together a ferrofluid with water colors while placed over a magnetic field. The end result is both breathtaking and unique as a piece of art.The images you see here are all formed by injecting water colors into the ferrofluid while it is under the influence of the magnetic field. You can see this in action in the video above. What you don’t realize is the images are only around the same size as a thumbnail.Oefner was inspired to try this experiment after he saw Japanese artist Sachiko Kodama creating sculptures with ferrofluids. The Millefiori collection of images reproduced here, were created by changing the shapes within the ferrofluid before adding different colors. And looking at them under a microscope gives you an even better idea of the detail these tiny pieces of art hold.Click on the gallery links below to see many more examples of these beautiful pieces of art:Ferrofluid_in_magnetic_fieldFerrofluid_in_magnetic_fieldOefner_MF_01Oefner_MF_02Oefner_MF_03Oefner_MF_04Oefner_MF_05Oefner_MF_06Oefner_MF_07Oefner_MF_08Thanks to Fabian Oefner and It’s Nice Thatlast_img read more

The Rock is the highest paid actor in the world HBK at

first_img August 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm pacs August 26, 2016 at 1:16 am Facebook WhatsApp The Rock is the highest paid actor in the worldForbes.com is featuring an article noting that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now the highest paid actor in the world earning $64.5 million between 2015 and 2016.Johnson issued the following tweet when the article went public.Want to say two things about this.I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you.Waffle House on me!! https://t.co/r3UeQYaLmT— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 25, 2016HBK at NXT tapingsTriple H sent out the following photo on Instagram noting that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is at the NXT TV tapings tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. NXT TakeOver behind the scenesWWE has posted a video giving a behind-the-scenes look at various NXT talent before making their entrance at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II this past weekend. Lindsay Lohan O. T. Fagbenle “I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you.”Thanks for the sentiment Rock but very few people are like you. We’ll take you up on that Waffle House offer though. Google+ Videos Articles Videos Articles Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tops Forbes Magazine’s Highest Paid Actors of 2019 list Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 50.54%0:05Remaining Time -1:53 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 Yeah but how many other wrestlers come from wrestling families who all fell flat on their faces?–David Flair, David Sammartino, Shawn Stasiak, Lanny Poffo, Ted DiBiase Jr., even Manu & Sika (Rosie) Anoi’a and Umaga who are all in The Rock’s family. And that’s just a handful of them. Having family contacts in the wrestling business doesn’t guarantee success by any means. You have to have the talent & drive to excel at it which is what The Rock has. I also highly doubt there’s many, if any, others out there who are equally as good as him but if there are someone will notice them eventually if they stay around long enough. August 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm Vin Diesel Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR thats why i always respected the rock he is a self made man that earned every penny he got. he wasn’t born into wealth he earnd it. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announces “Ballers” to end on HBO with Season Five Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson: I bonded with late Paul Walker over our daughters Pinterestcenter_img Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Now Playing Up Next He didn’t start with 7 bucks… he started out with 7 bucks plus some very good family contacts that got him into an industry inaccessible to the vast majority that resulted in exposure that launched his acting career. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s a fantastic actor and I enjoy his work, but I am sure that there are others out there equally good that don’t have these opportunities. These days, for the most part, it’s who you know, not how good you are or how much potential you have.I wish that these people would just acknowledge how fortunate they are because of the resources to which they have access that got them to where they are today. Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon August 27, 2016 at 1:26 am Twitter TheCyberZon August 26, 2016 at 10:59 am SteelCity1981 Rick Hillier Wow. Does that pic make Shawn look old or what! These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Now Playing Up Next 6 COMMENTS Videos Articles Comments are closed. Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker Glenn Wolf The Rock marries his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian on August 18 in Hawaii Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday August 26, 2016 at 3:42 pm ” If I can overcome, so can you. ”Unfortunately i’m lacking your looks, talent, and charisma.last_img read more

Four hurt in Battle Ground crash

first_imgFour people were injured when a driver ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle in Battle Ground early Sunday morning. Anthony Isiah Gleason, 21, of Eugene, Ore., was driving west on Main Street at about 1 a.m. Sunday and did not stop for a red light at the intersection of state Highway 503 and struck a northbound vehicle, according to Battle Ground Police spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti. Gleason was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he remains in satisfactory condition. Two passengers in his car were not injured, Gilberti said. Three people inside the northbound vehicle were all injured and taken to PeaceHealth: Olvera Ramon Estrada, 53, Maria Lourdes Estrada, 48, and Mario Angel Estrada, 19, all of Battle Ground. Mario and Maria Estrada were treated and released from the hospital, but Olvera Estrada’s condition was not available. Officers referred the report to the Battle Ground Municipal Court for potential citations against Gleason including failure to obey a traffic control device, driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance.last_img read more

Mourinho admits Lukakus goal drought is a concern

first_imgJose Mourinho admits Romelu Lukaku’s ongoing goal struggles is a concern at Manchester United following their 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions LeagueThe 25-year-old striker has now failed to find the net in United’s last eight matches and was unable to make any impact on Tuesday night.Mourinho, who admitted that United were outclassed by Juventus at Old Trafford, expressed concern over Lukaku afterwards.“The player is a fantastic professional who wants to give everything for the team but I have to agree, his moment is not sweet,” The United coach told the club website.“Not just for the goals he’s not scoring but his confidence, movement and touch. He is not linking the game well with the team.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“But he’s our striker, he’s a good striker and a striker we believe in.“Could I play Rashford there? Then I don’t have a winger as we’re in this difficult [injury] situation. He’s a hard-working professional. One day the goal will arrive and the confidence will be back.”Lukaku, who insisted earlier this week that he will overcome his United struggles, has managed just four goals in 13 appearances this season.The Red Devils remain second in Group H, but four points behind leaders Juventus.last_img read more

Florida high school teacher faces criticism after writing implied expletive on students

first_imgPilson said he has spoken with the teacher regarding appropriate classroom conduct.“She was apologetic, and it was a mistake on her part,” said Pilson.The principal said he wants the community to know one thing about his school.“All of the teachers at Rutherford High School are caring, loving teachers, and we’re also human, and so we make mistakes,” he said, “but we understand that we are called to a high professional standard, and when we make mistakes, we try to correct those mistakes and move forward.”It remains unclear if any action will be taken against the teacher at this time.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WSVN) — A Florida high school teacher is facing criticism from a student’s mother after writing “WT- is this?” on an assignment.Melinda Smith said she was shocked when she saw the uncensored acronym written across the top of her son’s paper when he handed her his science homework.“It wasn’t anything about not getting the credit. It was more so the language about what they’re writing to a student,” said Smith. “That was very inappropriate and not acceptable for a teacher whatsoever.”Smith is now calling for the teacher at Rutherford High School in Panama City to be held accountable for her actions.“I think for sure she needs to be reprimanded,” said Smith. “I believe that something should be placed in her file.”Coy Pilson, the school’s principal, said they are taking the necessary steps to deal with the incident.“Once we were notified, I notified district officials,” said Pilson, “and our HR has been involved, and they’re currently investigating the situation.” last_img read more

Cover Price Experiments

first_imgSome of us may remember back in 2007 when celebrity lifestyle magazine OK! made the decision to increase its cover price. Like a copycat younger sister, Bauer Publishing followed suit.But after more than two years of solid newsstand performance, Bauer’s Life & Style and In Touch took a tumble, dropping 30 percent and 27.7 percent in overall paid circulation and 30.2 percent and 28.7 percent in single copy sales, respectively, in the first half of 2008, according to ABC’s Fas-Fax survey. A Bauer spokesperson attributed this to “celebrity weeklies increasing their prices across the board, resulting in a 10 percent decline in newsstand sales for the first half of this year.”OK!, however, saw single copy sales increase 19.4 percent and verified circulation up 11.8 percent during the first half of 2008, after upping its cover price to $2.99 in 2007. Being “in sync with what readers are looking for” is key to the magazine’s success, says OK! general manager Kent Brownridge. “It’s all a perceived value question.” When OK!’s price increased again to $3.49 in mid-2008, the magazine experienced no decline in newsstand sales.Are increased cover prices really the culprit in Bauer’s newsstand slide? Brownridge offers that Bauer’s cover prices were “amazingly, dramatically low,” and that in his opinion, they are now at the proper cover price of $2.99; high former sales were a result of “ridiculously low [cover] price[s].” While this may be old news, “sales on newsstands have been dropping for reasons other than just cover price,” says Active Interest Media COO and group publisher Andrew Clurman. Here, publishers discuss what factors, other than cover prices, allow titles to stay ahead.‘Newsstand Darwinism’TAM Communications owner Buzz Kanter cites “Newsstand Darwinism” as the main component of sales: only the strong and swift to react to the market will survive. In his own overcrowded field of automotive and motorcycle magazines, Kanter expects as much as one third of the titles to fold in the coming year. Wholesalers and retailers, he thinks, will promote category leaders, while weeding out those titles that can’t keep up.In 2008, Active Interest Media raised cover prices on Backpacker and Blackbelt from $3.99 to $4.99 and $4.99 to $5.99, respectively. “Cover price increases contribute to the fall, but value also plays a great part in sales. As the economy becomes tighter, people are more selective in what they’re buying,” says Clurman. He determines cover price by looking at the category, competitive titles and where the market is. Clurman also considers which way sales are trending. “If you think you’re below the competition, increase the cover price,” he says.Kanter’s Harley-Davidson focused magazine, American Iron, has experimented with bumping cover prices, resulting in no sales fall off, as well as lowering it to offer better value to readers, and decent profits to wholesalers and retailer partners. American Iron has remained at its cover price of $5.99 since early 2008. The cover price for RoadBike, Kanter’s smaller circulation magazine focusing on import bikes, is “much less aggressive,” only raising its cover price a total of $2—from $2.99 to $4.99—over the past decade. In Clurman’s experience, lower prices have never lifted sales. “We haven’t gone down to $.99, but we’re selling niche publications to a self-selecting audience. They’re not a market heavily influenced by a $.99 or $1 difference.”  2009 DecisionKanter jokes that it doesn’t take six PhDs and a Ouija board to make a decision on newsstand price. “We’ve found that American Iron’s single copy sales are relatively flat, but virtually all of the competing titles are significantly down,” he says. In 2009, Kanter has decided to let cover prices ride. Clurman cites Backpacker and Blackbelt’s sales as flat in 2008, and has also made the decision not to increase cover prices in 2009. Brownridge’s intention for OK!? “We won’t raise it in near future. It’s right where it should be.”last_img read more

Music Festivals 2018 Martin Garrix Deadmau5 Set For 2018 EDC China

first_img Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced music-festivals-2018-martin-garrix-deadmau5-set-2018-edc-china Twitter Facebook News Email center_img Music Festivals 2018: Martin Garrix, Deadmau5 Set For 2018 EDC China The famed celebration of electronic music has announced its first performers for the inaugural China festival Renée FabianGRAMMYs Feb 28, 2018 – 5:00 pm Since its inception in the ’90s, Electric Daisy Carnival has been bringing the best in electronic music to the masses who can’t seem to get enough. This year, not only will they hold the annual smash in Las Vegas in May — now with camping! — but this year EDC is headed to China for the first time, and now we know who’s performing.In the first round of lineup announcements, we learned that Alison Wonderland, Andy C, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and NGHTMRE, among others, will be performing at the inaugural China version of the famed fest, and more lineup announcements are expected to follow. EDC China will be held at the Shanghai International Music Park April 29–30. Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 28.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more