Construction on Fairview Overpass Complete

first_imgThere is good news for motorists in the Halifax area: the construction and repair of the Fairview Overpass is complete and the structure is open to drivers. The newly constructed section of the overpass features three in-bound lanes for traffic, and a three-metre-wide sidewalk. “The motorists in HRM showed great patience while we worked to finish this very important project,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “This was a major undertaking in the heart of the city — a unique situation given that most of the work the province does is in rural areas.” Minor clean-up work will be done in the coming weeks, and will require temporary lane closures. A traffic advisory will be issued to inform drivers as those closures are scheduled. Construction began in October to replace the older, southern section of the overpass. The tender for its demolition and re-construction was awarded to Dexter Construction Ltd. “This was a complex and highly visible project,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “Fine work was done by Dexter Construction, our department’s project engineer and staff, CN, and HRM, all of whom worked together to complete this project smoothly and safely.” More information on the project can be found on the department’s website at .last_img read more

2 brothers commit suicide in Janakpuri

first_imgNew Delhi: Two brothers were found hanging from ceiling fan at their residence in West Delhi’s Janakpuri area on Monday.Police said that suicide note also found on the table of the room wherein they had written that they are responsible for their suicide. Police said the deceased were identified as Kunal Aggarwal (27) and Gaurav Aggarwal (24). “Sushil Kumar, father of both deceased brother are paralysed for last 20 years and mother of deceased brothers expired on 23 March 2019 due to cancer,” police said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsCity Police further added that both brothers were graduated from private Engineering colleges of Narela and Siraspur Delhi. “Father Sushil Kumar is a railway contractor and both used to work with him, but after the death of mother both were depressed and not helping their father. Both disappeared from the house about one and half month ago. They came yesterday night at about 9.30 pm,” police said. The investigating agency further added that inspection from mobile crime team west and FSL team conducted. Prima facie no foul play.last_img read more

Lily Tomlin Performs At Wait WaitDont Kill Me Comedy Benefit For Voice

first_imgEmmy and Tony-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress and animal advocate Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) joined actress June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie), Craig Ferguson (The Craig Ferguson Show) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) to bring the laughs to “Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me!,” a night of unforgettable comedy and entertainment benefiting Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) on Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m. at the famed Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus.Lily Tomlin at Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me! Comedy BenefitCredit/Copyright: Matthew ImagingPresented by Honeysweet Creative, this ninth annual fundraiser was hosted by actor Paul Scheer (The League). All proceeds go to support VFTA as they continue their fight for creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation and advocacy, including their work to free Billy the Elephant from the L.A. Zoo (#FreeBillyNow).The evening began with a star-studded VIP (Vegan Important People) Reception and red carpet followed by the “Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me” comedy program. Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced the program with Melya Kaplan, Executive Director,Voice For The Animals. Cher, honorary Co-Chair, sent a touching video message from Las Vegas seeking support to help Billy the elephant find placement in an elephant sanctuary. Artist Matt Shapira created a painting of Billy the Elephant that was auctioned off during the program. The West Los Angeles Animal Shelter spotlighted six precious dogs that were available for adoption. The event was produced and directed by Erick Weiss, Honeysweet Creative.last_img read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Created by Robert C. Cooper (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis) and based on first-person experience and non-fiction books, Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre Picard, UNSPEAKABLE chronicles the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada in the early 1980s and the tragedy that resulted after thousands of people were infected by tainted blood. One of the largest medical disasters in Canadian history, the blood scandal triggered a federal inquiry and precedent-setting lawsuit resulting in billions of dollars in compensation to victims.A CBC and SundanceTV original series, UNSPEAKABLE is produced by Mezo Entertainment, with Cooper and Meridian Artists’ Glenn Cockburn serving as executive producers. The series is a passion project for Cooper, who himself was a victim, having contracted Hepatitis C from tainted blood. The series is written by Cooper, Carl Binder, Adriana Capozzi and Lynn Coady, with Cooper and Callies set to direct episodes.AMC Studios will manage worldwide distribution outside of Canada.CAST BIOGRAPHIES:Sarah Wayne Callies has made an indelible impression on audiences worldwide by bringing complex and unique female characters to life on screen. She was recently seen in National Geographic’s miniseries The Long Road Home, opposite Michael Kelly, Kate Bosworth, Jason Ritter, and Noel Fisher. She also currently stars on USA’s drama series Colony, opposite Josh Holloway.  In addition to her projects with NatGeo and USA, Callies recently starred in the season five reboot of FOX’s critically acclaimed series Prison Break. Another notable role held from 2010-13 was starring as Lori Grimes, on the internationally renowned, record breaking series The Walking Dead. On the film front, Callies most recently starred in This Is Your Death, alongside Josh Duhamel and Giancarlo Esposito, which premiered at the SXSW film festival in March 2017. She also recently appeared in Warner Brothers’ action-packed Into the Storm, directed by Steven Quale. Other feature credits include: The Other Side of the Door, Pay the Ghost, Black November, Whisper and  Benoit Phillipon’s Lullaby for Pi; where she composed and performed an original song in addition to acting opposite Rupert Friend.Shawn Doyle can currently be seen on WGN America starring opposite Anna Paquin in CBC’s Bellevue. He recently wrapped filming a role starring opposite Keon Alexander and Genevieve Kang in UCP’s Impulse for YouTube Red as well as season three of the SyFy series The Expanse, starring opposite Thomas Jane and Steven Strait. He can also be seen on TV starring opposite Jason Momoa in Netflix’s Frontier. He was last seen in theaters starring opposite Joanne Kelley and Jason Priestley in the independent film Away From Here, directed by Justin Simms. Shawn also starred in season three of the Emmy® nominated Netflix seriesHouse of Cards, as well as season one of Fargo and USA’s Covert Affairs. Shawn starred opposite Tatiana Maslany in the Sundance hit Grown Up Movie Star, and played “Joey” (Bill Paxton’s unlucky brother) in the critically acclaimed HBO show Big Love.Michael Shanks, after a decade-long stint as fan-favourite Dr. Daniel Jackson in sci-fi series Stargate SG-1, has gone on to star on several other hit series, TV movies, and films, including, most recently, the drama series Saving Hope which earned him a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series in 2013. Shanks has also directed three episodes of the series, after making his directing debut in 2001, directing Stargate SG-1. Shanks appeared in a three-episode arc on the Emmy Award®-winning drama 24, and recurred on the hit series Smallville, as Carter Hall (a.k.a. Hawkman). Shanks played opposite Anne Archer in the made-for-TV movie Judicial Indiscretion, and portrayed the hockey legend Gordie Howe in Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, a role which earned him a 2014 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Television Movie, as well as a Canadian Screen Award nomination. His other television credits include a recurring role on Burn Notice and guest-starring roles on CSI: Miami, Stargate: Atlantis, Mr. Young, Endgame, Supernatural and more. He also co-starred in the Emmy Award®-winning William H. Macy telefilm Door to Door and the film adaptation of Jack London’s Call of the Wild.Camille Sullivan is an award-winning Canadian actress. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for her work on the miniseries The Disappearance. Sullivan has twice been nominated for Gemini Awards: once for her portrayal in the series lead role of Amy Lynch on Shattered, and then again for her portrayal of Francine Reardon in Chris Haddock’sIntelligence for CBC. She played a lead role in the drama pilot Mistresses, and other recent television credits include recurring roles on Man in the High Castle, Rookie Blue, Red Widow and Hellcats. She has guest starred on shows including Proof, Motive, Falling Skies, Combat Hospital, Alcatraz, Flashpoint and The Killing. Past film projects include the much lauded Ally Was Screaming for which she won the UBCP/ACTRA Best Actress Award for her stunning performance. Sullivan was also luminous opposite Gabrielle Rose in the heartbreaking film Birdwatcher for which she garnered another UBCP/ACTRA Best Actress Award. Another lead credit includes Carl Bessai’s multiple award-winning dramatic feature film, Normal. Her performance in Normalwon her a Leo Award for Best Actress in a Feature Length Film. Other starring roles include Mount Pleasant, written and directed by Ross Weber, Mothers and Daughters, an improvised film directed by Carl Bessai for which she earned another LEO nomination. Sullivan also appeared in Bessai’s Fathers and Sons and now completes the set with Sisters and Brothers..About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.About SundanceTVSince its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination.  SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement CBC and SundanceTV today announced casting for the dramatic eight-part miniseries UNSPEAKABLE, which chronicles the tainted blood scandal beginning in the 1980’s. Acclaimed actors Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, The Walking Dead), Shawn Doyle (Bellevue, Big Love), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1, Saving Hope) and Camille Sullivan (The Disappearance, The Man in the High Castle) will lead the series.Production on UNSPEAKABLE begins spring 2018 in Vancouver, BC, for broadcast on CBC in Canada and SundanceTV in the U.S.“First and foremost, the series is about the emotional impact this terrible tragedy had. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have such incredibly talented people committed to bringing our lead characters to life.” said Robert C. Cooper, creator and executive producer.last_img read more

Today is a good day Officials announce First Nation to get its

first_img(The ferry like the one above will become a thing of the past for Shoal Lake 40 after several levels of government announced funding Thursday for an all-weather road.)APTN National NewsWINNIPEG – Tears are flowing at the Manitoba legislature as an isolated reserve under one of the country’s longest boil-water advisories receives a lifeline to the outside world.Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says Ottawa is joining other levels of government to build an all-weather road connecting the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to the mainland.“(It’s) both long overdue and the right thing to do,” said Bennett in a statement. “When completed, Freedom Road will provide the First Nation’s residents with increased mobility and help unlock economic opportunities for the community.”The reserve on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary was cut off a century ago during construction of an aqueduct that carries fresh water to Winnipeg.The community has been under a boil-water advisory for 18 years.Chief Erwin Redsky says the $30-million road means his people will be able to get home safely and will make a water treatment plant affordable.“We welcome the Government of Canada to our partnership with the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg to finally secure the access we have lacked for so long. Our situation is unique and requires creative problem-solving,” said Redsky in a statement. “We thank the governments of Canada, Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg for their commitments and their willingness to collaborate with our community.” APTN is covering the announcement and will have more on tonight’s newscast. – With files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more


Heres What Happens When A Pitcher Throws A Meatball

Hitters swing at meaty fastballs, on average, far more frequently than at off-speed meatballs. That feels intuitive, since hitters look for fastballs over the middle, so speedy meatballs are already where hitters expect them to be. With the pitcher ahead, hitters swing at meaty fastballs 93 percent of the time, but at non-meaty fastballs 80 percent of the time. We don’t see these gaps with off-speed pitches. In every case, the rates are just about even, suggesting that breaking balls, on average, may be as deceptive when they’re meaty as when they’re not. Alternatively, batters might not be able to track off-speed pitches as well as they track fastballs.Swinging is one thing, but we mostly care about swing results. We can also look at whether hitters make contact with meatballs more often.When hitters are swinging at off-speed pitches, they’re doing better on the meatballs. In every case, fastballs are struck somewhere between 87 percent to 90 percent of the time. But with off-speed stuff, there are clear differences in the contact rates — the mistakes are getting hit. There’s a reason hanging breaking balls have a bad reputation.So we know that hitters like to swing at fast meatballs and make better contact on off-speed meatballs, but what really matters is which bad pitches are most exploited.It’s no surprise that meatballs are turned around with more success than other, higher-quality strikes. What’s interesting is the extent to which that’s true. The biggest difference is with off-speed pitches in even counts — meaty ones have yielded a slugging percentage 119 points higher than non-meaty ones. In those situations, hitters are neither sitting on a fastball nor looking to swing at anything close.That’s indicative of the main discovery: There’s a far bigger difference for off-speed pitches than for fastballs in every type of count. The average overall fastball gap is 48 slugging points, while the average overall off-speed gap is 104 points.Off-speed pitches lead to more home runs, too. Here’s a table showing home runs per swing attempt:Of course, my analysis isn’t perfect. Meatballs and non-meatballs could probably be separated with greater purity, given infinite hours of time, and a meatball to Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t work the same as a meatball to Ben Revere. Under few circumstances should a pitcher ever want to throw a pitch up in the zone and down the middle of the plate. But as the evidence shows, most meatballs still don’t get punished. Pitchers get away with the majority of their mistakes because hitting is incredibly difficult and the fate of a mistake depends in part on the context. The way pitches are woven together can make a pitch down the middle surprising and effective, even if it wasn’t actually supposed to go there.What a meatball really is presumably changes with every situation. Meaty pitches are hit out of the park more often than non-meaty pitches, and the biggest difference is, yet again, with off-speed pitches in even counts, where a meatball is almost twice as likely to be hit out of the park as a non-meatball. (Note that these home run numbers were included in my earlier slugging-point analysis.)But all types of meatballs hurt somehow. The off-speed ones aren’t swung at as often, but when hitters do make contact, they’re clobbering the ball. The fastball variety, meanwhile, do entice a hitter to take a swing, leading to a ball that’s more likely to find its way around the defense. And whether it’s a fastball or an off-speed pitch, meatballs are still the most homer-friendly pitch I’ve seen.The more I looked into the meatball, the more it confirmed my suspicion: no matter the particulars, it’s the bad pitch we assumed it was. It was the middle of April, and the score was tied between the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners. It was the bottom of the ninth, the bases were loaded, and nobody was out. Marlins masher Giancarlo Stanton was at the plate against Mariners reliever Yoervis Medina, and Medina was ahead one ball and two strikes, in position to put Stanton away and extend the inning. But then he made a terrible mistake with a breaking ball, and Stanton knows what to do to with mistakes.Your browser does not support iframes.That pitch, that was a meatball — a pitch so appetizing a hitter can’t help but think of devouring it whole. And big league batters can eat; they don’t leave many meatballs on the plate.There’s only a limited understanding of what a meatball is. One general definition: “an easy pitch to hit, thrown right down the middle of the plate.” Major League Baseball’s official lingo agrees. Brooks Baseball defines “grooved pitches” as pitches thrown in the middle-middle of the plate, regardless of movement or velocity.But there has been no available resource that shows what happens to meatballs when they’re served up. So I looked at 1.7 million pitches over about six and a half seasons since 2008, culled from PITCHf/x and Baseball Savant, and found that off-speed meatballs lead to the kind of slugs that make highlight reels, but fastballs get swung at and hit more often.Meatballs are subjective enough that there’s no way to separate them from non-meatballs with 100 percent accuracy. But to analyze them I had to at least approximate a definition, so that I could create two buckets: one presumably containing mostly meatballs, the other presumably containing mostly non-meatballs.I’m defining a meatball as a pitch over the middle of the plate, between the thigh and the belt, and one that doesn’t hang around the bottom of the strike zone (because pitchers often throw low on purpose). So my data set includes pitches over the middle third of the plate, in the upper two-thirds of the strike zone, meaning 22 percent of the strike zone is meatball territory. But not all pitches that land in that area are meatballs. I’ve excepted knuckleballs, whose movement is usually too erratic,1Admittedly, a flat, undancing knuckleball can be a meatball made out of filet mignon. and also fastballs over 95 mph, under the assumption that at high enough speeds, meatballs don’t really exist. If Aroldis Chapman lays a 100 mph pitch down the pipe, a hitter barely catches a whiff of meat before the ball’s in the catcher’s glove.This definition includes about a quarter of the homers hit so far this season. But homers aren’t the only reason meatballs are interesting: They’re a vehicle to find out more about a pitcher’s worst mistakes, and how different those mistakes are from his peak performance.Take the chart below, which shows whether batters are more enticed to swing when they see a meatball coming toward them, as we suspect they are. I’ve split up fastballs and off-speed2“Off-speed” refers to both traditional off-speed pitches (e.g. change-ups), and breaking balls (e.g. sliders). pitches to show how they’re thrown and treated differently. The data is also broken down by how the count looks from the pitcher’s perspective3I separated pitches by count-types because hitters vary their aggressiveness depending on the count.: “ahead” refers to pitcher-friendly counts4Those are: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2.; “behind” classifies pitcher-unfriendly counts5Those are: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1.; and “even” encompasses counts where neither hitter nor pitcher is in the power position.6Those are: 0-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-2. read more

Ohio State womens basketball loses leading scorer Alston to injury in 6561

Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) takes a shot during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team fell to No. 25 Iowa Thursday, 65-61, but that might not be the worst loss stemming from the game for the Buckeyes.With just under two minutes to play and her team trailing by four, OSU sophomore guard Ameryst Alston drove down the lane to the hoop. After missing a tough layup, Alston fell to floor in obvious pain as the Hawkeyes (22-7, 10-5) pushed the ball up the court.After a Hawkeye foul on the opposite end of the court, Alston remained on the floor seemingly motionless as a team trainer came to her aid. She was eventually helped up and seemed to be favoring her right shoulder as she left the court. She would not return for the remainder of the game.Alston, who came into Thursday’s game with back-to-back 30-point performances, finished with 18 points and five assists.Despite outshooting and outrebounding the Hawkeyes, OSU could not make enough plays down the stretch to pull out the victory.The Buckeyes came out hitting on all cylinders in the first half, shooting 51.9 percent from the field including hitting four 3-pointers, yet trailed 36-34 after 20 minutes.OSU built a seven-point lead with 12:05 remaining in the game when senior center Ashley Adams scored two of her 12 points on an easy layup and it seemed as though the Buckeyes were going to pull away.This was not the case however, as Iowa’s lone senior, guard Theairra Taylor scored a season-high 21 points on Senior Night to lead the Hawkeyes to their second win against the Buckeyes this season.A bright spot for the Buckeyes was that four players scored in double figures including sophomore guard Cait Craft, who scored seven of her 10 points in the second half. Craft also assisted in holding Iowa junior guard and Lieberman Award finalist Samantha Logic to just five points on 2-9 shooting.The Buckeyes are scheduled to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-11, 6-8) in the regular season finale for both teams Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. read more

Meghan Markles mother Doria Ragland wells up inside St Georges Chapel during

Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney, east London Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, wells up inside St George’s ChapelCredit:Dominic Lipinksi/PA The Royal Collection Trust range, which is made in Stoke-on-Trent, includes a decorative miniature coffee mug, coffee mug, pillbox, tankard and plate. The Royal wedding souvenir phenomenon dates back to Queen Victoria’s wedding to Prince Albert in 1840, linked to the rise of mass production in Victorian Britain. It remains a thriving industry today, with an estimated £222 million spent on memorabilia in the run-up to the 2011 royal wedding, according to the Centre for Retail Research. Prior to the scandal, it was Ms Markle’s wishes to include both parents in her wedding day. Prince Harry’s press secretary Jason Knauf had said: “Both of the bride’s parents will have important roles in the wedding.“On the morning of the wedding, Ms Ragland will travel with Ms Markle by car to Windsor Castle. Mr Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St George’s Chapel.“Ms Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion.” Meghan Markle’s mother Doria was seen in tears inside St George’s Chapel as she waited to watch her daughter marry into royalty. Doria Ragland welled up before and during the ceremony in Windsor after an emotional build-up to the big day. Sitting with her hands clasped on her lap, she was visibly tearful as she watched her daughter take centre stage inside the chapel.She watched the ceremony from the opposite side of the chapel from the Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. But when Ms Ragland was required to witness the signing of the register, there was a touching moment when Prince Charles offered her his hand. Doria Ragland and Meghan Markle  Doria Ragland and Meghan Markle Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney, east LondonCredit:Victoria Jones/PA It is believed to be the first time a Royal couple have eschewed tradition by not serving a fruit cake to their wedding guests.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose Fiona Cairns to make their 2011 wedding cake, a traditional multi-layered fruit cake with a floral design.Read more about the wedding cake here. Other possible destinations could include Tuscany, Hawaii, Turkey and the Philippines.Read more about the honeymoon options here. He added: “It’s very important to her that both her parents have a special role in the day.”Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland met the Queen this week, along with other members of the royal family, having flown in to England before the wedding. The honeymoonPrince Harry and Ms Markle will delay their honeymoon to go straight back to work in the week after their wedding, scheduling their first public engagement as a married couple just days later.The couple will go on honeymoon privately later this year, before a “busy” autumn including a trip to Sydney for the Invictus Games. But where will they go?Namibia has pulled ahead as the odds-on favourite. The southern African nation is best known among travellers for the enormous Sossusvlei sand dunes of the the Namib Desert, but reports suggest that the couple are looking instead at a safari trip to Hoanib Valley Camp in the country’s north west. The parents walked through to hand-in-hand to officially register their children as a married couple and they left the chapel side-by-side, behind Harry and Meghan.Ms Ragland arrived having spent the night with Meghan at the Cliveden House Hotel – which advertises itself as a venue with a history of unapologetic debauchery and the scene of  the most heinous of scandals.The Markle family has been embroiled in controversy of its own after Thomas Markle – Meghan’s father – failed to show up for the big day. He was due to walk his daughter down the aisle, but in a break from UK tradition, it was Ms Ragland who arrived at the wedding venue with the bride-to-be. They arrived having travelled the short distance from the Cliveden House Hotel, whose website describes how the hotel has hosted “powerful personalities, debaucherous parties and scandalous affairs” for more than 350 years.It was built in 1666 by the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a gift to his mistress.The privately owned Grade 1 listed stately home is surrounded by 376 acres of National Trust groundsThe accommodation decision is a break with UK tradition, which usually sees the bride travel with her father before he gives her away in the wedding ceremony. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, wells up inside St George's Chapel Wedding cakeThe couple asked Claire Ptak, an east London pastry chef, to make an organic lemon and elderflower wedding cake incorporating “the bright flavours of spring”, according to Kensington Palace. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. Souvenirs and wedding chinaThe royal bride and groom-to-be have approved a range of commemorative china to celebrate their nuptials. The exclusive design in white and cornflower blue has a monogram of the couple’s initials at its centre, tied together with white ribbons and surmounted by the coronet of Prince Harry.  The decorative border of each piece is inspired by the ironwork of the 13th-century Gilebertus door of St George’s Chapel and each is finished with 22-carat gold. Ms Ragland was thrust even further into the limelight as her former husband recoiled under a cloud of controversy and reports of ill health, after it emerged he had allegedly posed for paparazzi photographs. Botswana, where they holidayed in the early days of their whirlwind relationship, is also a good bet, (Ms Markle’s engagement ring features diamonds from Diana’s personal collection, and a stone from Botswana), but wherever they go, the newlyweds will be looking for seclusion away from the limelight as they start their married life together. read more

Un séisme de magnitude 62 fait 145 blessés au Pérou

first_imgUn séisme de magnitude 6,2 fait 145 blessés au PérouDans la nuit de dimanche à lundi, un séisme de magnitude 6,2 s’est déclenché dans la région d’Ica, près de la côte sud du Pérou. Selon le dernier bilan, les secousses ont fait au moins 145 blessés et détruit 125 habitations. Le séisme a surpris les habitants en pleine nuit, lundi à 00H11 heure locale. D’une magnitude de 6,2, il s’est déclenché dans la région d’Ica, une ville de 200.000 habitants située proche de la côte au Pérou. Mais il a également été ressenti dans les villes proches de Pisco et Canete. D’après l’Institut de Géophysique du Pérou (IGP), son épicentre était situé à 47 kilomètres au sud d’Ica et à 48 kilomètres de profondeur. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Malgré la force du séisme, l’institut n’a pas trouvé nécessaire de déclencher une alerte au raz-de-marée. Mais à Ica, la secousse a tout de même créé la panique chez les habitants qui se sont précipités dans la rue. Plusieurs familles ont même préféré passer la nuit dans des parcs et des jardins. Une mesure de précaution nécessaire alors que près de 125 habitations ont été détruites. Selon les médias péruviens, il s’agissait pour la grande majorité de maisons en briques d’adobe (argile). Lundi, les équipes de secours se sont affairés dans les décombres pour venir en aide aux habitants. Le dernier bilan fait ainsi état d’au moins 145 blessés et de 581 personnes sinistrées. “Des tentes ont été installées pour les sinistrés”, a indiqué la ministre de la Femme et des Populations vulnérables, Ana Jara citée par l’AFP et qui s’est rendue à Ica avec le ministre de la Défense, Alberto Otarola. En août 2007, la région de Pisco et d’Ica avait déjà été le théâtre d’un puissant séisme de magnitude 7,9, qui avait fait plus de 500 morts et 200.000 sinistrés. Des phénomènes qui s’expliquent par la localisation de la côte péruvienne qui se trouve sur la “Ceinture de feu du Pacifique”, là où est concentrée environ 85% de l’activité sismique terrestre. Le 31 janvier 2012 à 10:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


OB Pier may stay closed longer than expected

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Following dangerous high surf that destroyed part of the Ocean Beach Pier, the outlook doesn’t look good for this local landmark.Repairs and cost may leave the pier closed longer than normal. OB Pier may stay closed longer than expected Dan Plante, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: February 12, 2019center_img Dan Plante Updated: 5:40 PM February 12, 2019last_img read more

Portland soul singer Linda Hornbuckle dies

first_imgPORTLAND — Friends and collaborators said she died early Saturday at a hospital after a two-year battle with kidney cancer.Hornbuckle started singing when she was 6 years old at Portland’s Grace and Truth Pentecostal Church. She later branched out to soul, funk and the blues.Hornbuckle was familiar performer throughout the area, including many festivals in Vancouver’s Ester Short Park.She told The Oregonian in 2009 that she always tries to do something uplifting, “something that might help somebody.”last_img read more


NAACP police host discussion on making Memorial Day weekend safer on Miami

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police, local leaders and the NAACP held a joint discussion to solve problems during the Memorial Day weekend in Miami Beach.Thursday’s “Unity in the Community” discussion took place at the Betsy Hotel, where the panel agreed that part of the problem during Memorial Day weekend is public perception.This year, they’re planning a poetry reading session, gospel concert, BBQ contest and a celebrity basketball game.Event organizers are also trying to stay away from informal street parties along Ocean Drive.“That’s one of the things we’re doing differently this year, rather than having most of the festivities on Ocean Drive, where it essentially turns into a street party,” said Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola. “We’ve endeavored to spread it out throughout the course of the weekend.”The panel is hoping their meeting is a step in the right direction towards making residents feel safe while visitors have fun.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Another Rodale Execs Exit Points to Changes at Publisher

first_imgGregg Michaelson, the integrated marketing president and chief marketing office with Rodale, has left the company. Michaelson was with the publisher since 2001, beginning his tenure with Rodale’s book division.According to Adweek, Michaelson’s departure follows the exit of former Rodale COO and CIO Ken Citron in late September. A source tells FOLIO: that Michaelson left the company to focus on developing digital businesses, and no replacement has been named.In a board meeting today, Rodale CEO (and company founder J. I. Rodale’s granddaughter) Maria Rodale discussed the future of the publisher as “a media and lifestyle company”. Adweek cites a company email in which Rodale wrote that she would expand on a strategy further within coming weeks.Other changes at Rodale include the recent naming of Laura Frerer-Schmidt as publisher of Women’s Health. Frerer-Schmidt joined Women’s Health from Self (where she was associate publisher) on September 6. Ad pages were up for Women’s Health in first half 2011, up 8 percent from January to June 2010’s 272.63 ad pages to January to June 2011’s 294.32 pages, per PIB. Runner’s World is up 3.8 percent to 304.3 ad pages in first half 2011 from 315.89 ad pages in first half 2010; Men’s Health experienced an increase of 3.6 percent to 377.34 ad pages from January to June 2010’s 364.17 pages. Organic Gardening was also up in first half 2011, jumping 7.2 percent from January-June 2010’s 119.74 ad pages to January-June 2011’s 128.42 pages.Bicycling also experienced a spike, up 6.8 percent in ad pages from first half 2010’s 260.74 ad pages to first half 2011’s 278.52 ad pages. Prevention didn’t fare as well in first half 2011, falling 4.1 percent from January-June 2010’s 433.17 ad pages to 415.38 ad pages in January-June 2011.last_img read more


Holiday Jazz Concert

first_imgSaxophonist Javon JacksonThe Kennedy Center Jazz Club, 2700 F Street NW will feature saxophonists Javon Jackson, Jimmey Heath, Gary Bartz and Donald Harrison from Dec. 18 – Dec. 19. Two shows will be held on both days at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively. Cost for tickets range from $26-$39. For more information, call 202-467-4600 or visit


Reviving Sanskrit

first_imgSanskrit, considered to be a difficult language, is losing its relevance today. But the language was brought centre stage by a New Delhi based organisation called NectarLand with the launch of Re-discovering Sanskrit, Volume 1 on February 14 at India Habitat Centre. The event was attended by over 65 participants from across the world with different walks of life. The book is an approach towards Sanskrit, loaded with artwork of international quality – with English to Sanskrit translation and transliteration accompanied with noteworthy facts and developments related to Sanskrit across the world.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The book was launched by an esteemed panel of guests including Girish Jha, (Associate Professor, Special Centre of Sanskrit Studies, JNU), Lalit Das, (Ex-head, Industrial Design, IIT Delhi), Rajeshwari V Pandharipande, (Professor Emerita of Sanskrit, Linguistics, at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA). We have tried to integrate ‘Design’ and ‘Sanskrit’ to make the learning process interesting so that the youth can connect with the language”, said Arya, Director, NectarLand. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“This initiative is a much awaited direction to introduce innovative and attractive language teaching tools for Sanskrit language. Popularising of Sanskrit calls for more initiatives to integrate technology like e-learning platforms, animations and digitisation of Sanskrit scriptures,” said Dr Girish Jha, Associate Professor, Special Centre of Sanskrit Studies, JNU. “Through beautiful illustrations, this book has really kept me engrossed. As Sanskrit is perceived to be a difficult language to learn, it becomes imperative to integrate such methods so as to keep the learners and tutors excited about it,” Das said.last_img read more


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first_imgHere’s a bit from Keim’s presser. He apologized right after this cuts. Gave Steve Wilks a hug on way out of room.— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) August 22, 2018In a leadership position, Keim acknowledged the hypocrisy that might come when he judges young players’ characters.“We go through the draft process and we look for guys who have great character and we talk about it all the time, the person versus the player,” he said. “And I made a major — poor decision. It’s not a mistake, it’s a poor decision.”Meanwhile, Cardinals players welcomed the GM back.“It’s just not something to be repeated,” defensvie tackle Corey Peters said of Keim’s DUI. “The men in this room, they didn’t get here by accident. It’s been lots of mistakes and lots of things to overcome. So I never question anybody who’s made it to this levels’ character because I know what it takes to get here. I think that he’s taken the right steps since the mistake and we’re happy to have him back.” Top Stories During the suspension, Keim wasn’t allowed to contact the Cardinals. He went through a series of DUI education programs and said he self-evaluated and soul-searched.“For the past 50 days I’ve replayed over and over in my mind, ‘What would I say?’ or ‘How could I apologize in a way that people would understand or forgive me for my inexcusable actions?’” Keim told reporters. “And the truth is there’s nothing I could say that would make what I did right. In fact, taking ownership in my behavior moving forward (is) what will ultimately define me as a man.”Keim, who was suspended immediately after he plead guilty July 17 to having a blood alcohol content of .19 after his arrest, didn’t go into detail about what programs he went through.Related LinksCardinals’ Keim delivered more than an apology in return from suspensionCardinals GM Steve Keim returns from suspension after DUICardinals eye Cowboys with nicks to Josh Rosen, defensive lineAsked if the experience led him to determine whether he had bigger problems with alcohol, Keim said he was sure the punishments and self-evaluations that followed the arrest had made him a better person after he looked at his past behaviors.The general manager called it “extremely humbling and embarrassing beyond belief.”“I’ve hurt a lot of people in this process,” Keim added. “In fact, after the reports came out, my 12-year-old son was texting his buddy, and he said, ‘They keep showing your dad over and over again on TV. I’m so sorry he had to go through that.’ And my son said, ‘I’m not. He shouldn’t have been doing it.’ And my son is right. TEMPE, Ariz. — Steve Keim sat in front of a microphone Wednesday and at one point held back tears as he addressed reporters in person for the first time since his July 4 arrest for extreme DUI.On Tuesday, he’d met with Arizona Cardinals staffers. He addressed players Wednesday at the team’s Tempe headquarters, then apologized for his mistake that led to a five-week suspension, plus other punishments. Arizona head coach Steve Wilks and running back David Johnson said the team is ready to move on. They’ve accepted Keim’s apologies.“We have embraced him. He’s part of our family and we’re excited to have him back,” said Wilks, who before speaking to reporters embraced Keim as the GM left the podium. “I know him as a person beyond the GM role and for anybody to endure and go through what he did … We’re not saying, once again, that we feel sorry for him, because again it was poor judgment.“I cannot commend him enough in how he’s stepped up and taken ownership.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 6 Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I don’t think there’s any feeling that’s worse than feeling like you let your children down.” (Kevin Zimmerman/Arizona Sports) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more


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first_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Feb 20, 2018 9:10 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 20, 2018 at 10:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NBC’s Lindsey Vonn Show takes home Olympic bronze Fireworks from an Olympic celebration streak past the crescent moon at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:THE LINDSEY VONN SHOW: NBC identified Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White as its two stars of the Olympics going in, and with White’s games over, was intent upon riding with Vonn to the bottom of the mountain. The focus bordered on the excessive, with the pre-race catalogue of her injuries, the l-o-n-g lingering camera shot as she waited for the starting gate to open and the two separate post-race interviews by Heather Cox. In the second interview, Cox followed NBC’s cringeworthy, get ’em to cry playbook by asking about a dead relative. In this case, it paid off because Cox stuck with her and, her emotions unleashed, Vonn talked movingly about her career and likely last hurrah at the Olympics.LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE: It was plain how determined NBC was to not repeat the embarrassment of the super-G competition when announcer Dan Hicks pronounced the race over before it was. And the network nearly succeeded. The downhill had roughly the same structure, with the last dozen or so racers having very little chance to win. This time NBC stuck with coverage nearly to the end, through racers that showed you why they had very little chance to win, forcing Hicks and partner Bode Miller to fill space through skiing’s version of basketball’s garbage time. Then, with nine racers left to go, a graphic flashed on the screen with the top three finishers and the still-premature label of “final results.”MILLER TIME: Miller’s had a rough Olympics, but he’s capable of insights you can only get from a recent, serious competitor. To an outsider, snow is snow. But Miller spotted a rough patch that caused one competitor to wipe out and spoke of the impact of different consistencies of snow. He also took the bold stance of suggesting the key factor in gold medal winner Sofia Goggia’s victory was her chosen starting time, fifth among all the skiers. We’re still hoping to learn what he means by the observation that a skier is taking an aggressive line.MILLER TIME, PART TWO: Is this Miller’s first and last Olympics with NBC? He sounded wistful hearing the story of Goggia working as a television commentator when she missed the Sochi Olympics due to an injury and when asked how she liked it, replied, “I like being a competitor a lot more.” Responded Miller: “I can agree with that.”SECOND CHOICE: NBC is getting the hang of using its NBCSN cable network as a complement to network coverage. On Tuesday, for example, the cable network gave extensive coverage of figure skating, allowing NBC the flexibility to stay longer on the downhill race and show more of the breadth of Olympic competition. It still needs to better communicate the choices that viewers have.RATINGS: An estimated 18.6 million viewers watched the Olympics in prime time Monday on either NBC, the cable network NBCSN or streaming services. That’s down 21 per cent from the 23.5 million viewers who saw the Olympics on the corresponding Monday night in Sochi four years ago. The 16.3 million who watched the NBC telecast Monday was down 31 per cent from Sochi. NBC says the average prime-time viewership for the Pyeongchang Games is 21.1 million, but no individual evening has topped the 20 million figure since last Tuesday.___More AP Olympic coverage: https://wintergames.ap.orglast_img read more

November 9 2012Congratulations to the participant

first_imgNovember 9, 2012Congratulations to the participants of the October 7th. 2012 five-week workshop upon their graduation: from back left: Mitzy Strebel will continue on at Arcosanti as a volunteer in the Soleri Archives, Eleanor McIntyre starts her planning internship, David Chan continues as a volunteer in the Soleri Archives.  From front left:  Julie Quinn continues as a volunteer in construction, Huang Chong continues as a volunteer in the maintenance department.[photo by Donald Mahoney]last_img read more

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