MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The City of Moose Jaw, Sask., is on the antlers of a dilemma — how to reclaim the title of having the world’s tallest moose statue?For decades its Mac the Moose statue held the record at almost 10 metres tall.But then Norway put up a silver moose statue between its capital city of Oslo and Trondheim, narrowly edging out Mac by 30 centimetres.Now, Tourism Moose Jaw has launched a campaign asking for suggestions on how the city can win back the title.One idea is to have Mac the Moose wear a Saskatchewan Roughriders helmet. Some people in Norway are aware of the campaign and say they are prepared to lock antlers with Moose Jaw to retain the honour of having the tallest statue.Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie said he’s taking the fight personally, noting his family has a connection to Mac because it was named after his wife’s great-uncle and former city councillor, Les MacKenzie.“There are some things you just don’t do to Canadians — you don’t water down their beer, you don’t tell them they can’t put maple syrup on their pancakes and you don’t mess with Mac the Moose,” Tolmie said Thursday.“(The Norwegians) purposely built a moose bigger than ours, but we’re going to be dignified and we’re going to win.”Longtime city resident Clayton Boyer said regaining the title is imperative.“I think we’ve lost a little bit of our sparkle,” he said, adding a top hat would help Mac grow a few feet.People in the community have started a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $50,000 towards whatever addition is decided for the statue.Tourism Moose Jaw notes that Mac weighs 9,000 kilograms and has been luring visitors to the city since 1984.The statue won an award in 2013 for being Moose Jaw’s best celebrity. (CJME, The Canadian Press) CJME, The Canadian Press
When Royal Dutch Shell requested an extension to their Arctic oil exploration leases from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), actor and healthy oceans advocate Ted Danson created a petition to encourage BSEE to turn it down.The extension, he says, would provide another five years of exploration for the only oil company that is still drilling in the US Arctic Ocean, after years of failure, plagued by mistakes and problems.“Shell already has a dangerous track record,” says Danson’s petition, “and if it’s allowed five more years to drill on the leases in question, the Arctic’s polar bears, ice seals, belugas and many other iconic inhabitants will be thrust further in harm’s way. The oil industry cannot adequately contain or clean a spill in the Arctic Ocean, and a single accident could cause serious harm to the sensitive ocean environment and the communities and wildlife that depend on it.”Danson’s petition is close to two thirds of the 150,000 signature goal. You can sign the petition here.Copyright ©2015Look to the Stars
Twitter Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: This weekend, Don McKellar’s apocalyptic directorial debut Last Night continues 11 straight Saturdays of classic Canadian on the CBC. But before the big show, McKellar himself will sit down for an interview on the latest episode of The Filmmakers, CBC Arts’ new film talk show. And in the above video, we’re offering up a little tease, which includes some sound advice for any Canadians wanting to follow in McKellar’s footsteps.“If you want to just make money, then you should go to the States, because you’re not going to do that here,” McKellar says. “What you do have that to compensate for that is control, and the possibility to work with likeminded people and create a vision together that is distinctive.” Advertisement
Rabat – King Mohammed VI addressed a cable of congratulations to the Interim President of Algeria Abdelkader Ben Salah after Algeria’s national football team won the final match of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2019).In his letter, King congratulated Algeria on the deserved victory.“I would like to express to the Algerian people my warmest congratulations on this continental football achievement of Algerian football.” The monarch also conveyed the Moroccan people’s congratulations to Algeria. “On this historic event, on behalf of the entire Moroccan people, I am pleased to share with the Algerian people our pride in this deserved coronation.”The King said that this is the victory of a “neighboring and brotherly Maghreb country.” For the King, the win is a victory for Morocco as well.King Mohammed VI said that he appreciated the high technical performance and the highly competitive spirit of the Algerian team throughout the tournament.Since the elimination of Morocco’s national team from the tournament, millions of Moroccan fans have cheered for the Algerian team. After scoring their first goal, people in Moroccan cafes shouted the well-known chant: 1,2,3; Viva Algeria (long live Algeria).The chant is now widely repeated in the Maghreb region after the Algerian football team clinched the 2019 African Cup of Nations.Algeria won the final match against Senegal (1-0).Algeria’s Baghdad Bounedjah scored their solo goal in the second minute of the match.
However, moves are now underway to deport the suspects as soon as possible for them to be prosecuted in China. The suspects had been produced in court after being arrested and remanded till January 7th, the police said. The police today said that the arrest of the 100 suspects, carried out on a request by the Chinese police, could be termed as a successful joint operation between Sri Lanka and China.Of those arrested were 74 men and 26 women, all between the ages of 20 and 30, the police media unit said. The 100 Chinese nationals arrested in Colombo on Friday over their involvement in telephone fraud, are to be deported.According to the police media unit, the suspects are residents of China and Chinese Taipei.
The next government budget is to be presented in parliament on November 5 with the final vote scheduled for December.The Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) vote would be key to the current unity government in passing the budget. The TNA support would be important in the midst of reported attempts by loyalists of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to defeat the budget in order to force the government to resign. Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran has said that the TNA party must make its support to the government’s 2019 budget conditional to the release of all Tamil political prisoners.Wigneswaran stated this at a political meeting held in Jaffna. While Tamil political activists and rights groups describe those held for LTTE-linked terrorist acts as political prisoners, the government maintains there are no such prisoners in the country.Responding to Wigneswaran’s stance, TNA spokesman M A Sumanthiran said that the release of all Tamil political prisoners has been a long held demand of the party. “We have to consider this and ask the party to take action,” he said. Wigneswaran said some Tamil youth have been imprisoned over the last 20 years for being aligned with the former LTTE militant group. But many LTTE leaders such as its former deputy leader Karuna are free, he said.
Sara Striker has earned a distinction achieved by few people her age: she’s one of Canada’s youngest student pilots.The 14-year-old, who attends high school in Warman, spent most of her summer flying, attaining her student pilot permit and taking her first solo flight on Aug. 30 in a Cessna 150.Striker caught the flying bug early, watching her father Ron work as a commercial bush pilot in the north. He flew float planes for most of his career.At two years old, she’d sit by the controls in his plane as he flew. She recalls an incident when she was still quite young when she yanked at the control column, making her mom queasy.By the time she was nine or 10, her father started to show her how to fly.“I’ve been focusing on flying for a lot of my life,” she said.She trained with Kristen Penner at Millennium Aviation in Saskatoon for about a month over the summer.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Penner calls Striker an excellent pilot with good judgment, noting she handled tough situations — such as learning how to spin well under a time crunch — really well.Striker said she finds flying relaxing and enjoys having Penner as a flight companion — they share laughs during flights. She finds landings to be the most challenging and is working on levelling off at the right time.According to Transport Canada, approximately seven 14-year-olds hold student pilot permits in the aeroplane category. They aren’t fully licensed and must be supervised by a fully licensed instructor.To apply for a recreational pilot permit, a person has to be at least 16; they must be at least 17 to apply for a private pilot licence.When Striker made her first solo flight, Penner observed from the ground.“At first, it was nerve-racking for me,” Striker said. “But once the wheels got off the ground, I just thought, ‘I’ll just fly the plane.’ So I flew the plane and everything went all right.”Penner said she had a moment on the Monday before Striker’s solo flight when she was stressed about it.“It’s just that she was so young. Her piloting skills were excellent, her judgment was excellent. I wasn’t worried about her otherwise. If she had been 21 years old, I’d have no problems with it. It’s just that she’s 14 — you want to put her in a bubble, protect her.”Striker is the youngest student Penner has trained.She plans to continue flying a couple times a month throughout the school year. Striker said she envisions a career as a pilot — first starting with float planes up north, and then moving on to commercial email@example.com
“These reports are extremely troubling, and make a mockery of the so-called ‘de-escalation zones’ intended to protect civilians from such bombardment,” said Commission Chair Paulo Pinheiro.“The parties to this conflict are failing in their obligations under international humanitarian law, including their absolute obligation to refrain from attacks against medical facilities and personnel,” Mr. Pinheiro added.Most alarmingly, the Commission has received multiple reports – which it is now investigating – that bombs allegedly containing weaponised chlorine have been used in the town of Saraqeb in Idlib and in Douma in eastern Ghouta.Mounting attacks in Idlib come at a time when the escalation of violence in eastern Ghouta has also magnified the longstanding humanitarian crisis in that besieged pocket on the north-eastern outskirts of Damascus.Airstrikes and shelling of areas held by anti-government armed groups has compounded a three-year siege in which nearly 400,000 civilians – including children – have had little access to basic assistance, including food, medicines and life-saving health assistance.“What is happening in eastern Ghouta is not simply a humanitarian crisis because aid is denied, these sieges involve the international crimes of indiscriminate bombardment and deliberate starvation of the civilian population,” stated Mr. Pinheiro. “The United Nations humanitarian team in Syria warns of the dire consequences of the compounded humanitarian crisis in several parts of the country,” said a statement issued Tuesday by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the UN Representatives in Syria.“In this extreme situation,” the officials called for “an immediate cessation of hostilities lasting for at least one month throughout Syria to enable the delivery of humanitarian aid and services, evacuation of the critically sick and wounded, and alleviation of people’s suffering, to the extent possible, wherever they are.”In Afrin, the ongoing military operations and the reported blockage of exits by other forces have virtually trapped many civilians preventing them from accessing safer areas, the statement said, noting that so far, 380 families have reached surrounding villages and Aleppo city neighborhoods while thousands of people have been displaced within Afrin.“As the fighting escalates, the number of civilians affected by violence is bound to increase,” the statement warned.In Al-Hasakah, an agreement was reached to allow some UN partners to resume their work, after a month in which most humanitarian assistance came to a complete halt. This is a positive first step, but the agreement is only for a period of two months and covers a limited number of partners.Turning to Ar-Raqqah, the statement noted that the city’s devastation is unparalleled and conditions remain unsafe. Many civilians trying to return home have been killed and injured by unexploded ordinances. Services are absent. Access for humanitarian workers to the city is almost impossible due to unsafe conditions.In Idleb, the military operations resulted in increased casualties and movement of civilians to safer areas. Some of them have been forced to move several times to escape fighting. With the high concentration of displaced people, the Governorate may not be able to withstand the consequences of renewed fighting.Foah and Kafraya in Idleb continue to be besieged by non-State armed groups, without access to much needed humanitarian supplies and medical treatment.In the south, civilians in Al-Rukban camp remain inaccessible to the humanitarian team in Syria. The last time the camp was supplied with food and non-food items was from across the border in early January, the statement said.Upsurge in Violence in Idlib and eastern GhoutaMeanwhile, the UN-mandated Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria expressed deep concern over the further escalation of violence in Idlib governorate and in eastern Ghouta.Over the last 48 hours, the scale and ferocity of attacks has increased dramatically resulting in multiple reports of civilian casualties and airstrikes that have reportedly hit at least three hospitals, including in Ma’aret al Nu’man, Kafr Nabl and Mardikh.Since the beginning of the year, the increase in violence in Idlib has resulted in another upsurge of internal displacement with over a quarter of a million civilians reportedly fleeing the fighting, according to reports received by the Commission.OCHA
Ohio State junior golfer Jaclyn Lee tees off during a round of golf in 2017. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsNearly every student at Ohio State complains about the ever-changing weather. In Columbus, learning to deal with the wind, rain, cold and overall fickle forecast is seemingly a rite of passage.Perhaps no member of the Ohio State community has more cause to complain about the weather than women’s golf head coach Therese Hession.Ohio State has less reputation and notoriety in golf than it does in many other sports, giving Hession a more difficult time recruiting than top programs. This is in large part due to Mother Nature. Top recruits want to go somewhere they can golf consistently year-round. Thanks to weather that gets cold early and stays chilled late, that’s just not possible in central Ohio.Since the mid-2000s, Ohio State has looked to untapped markets outside the United States to attract talent and remain competitive nationally as a way to circumvent the obstacle that Ohio’s climate presents.“A lot of times, the top players in some countries are really good players,” Hession said. “They might be equivalent to the top 10 or 15 percent of the players in America. A lot of the [top players] in the United States don’t give me a look up here in Ohio.”Plenty of international players want to come to the U.S. and compete in the NCAA. Hession said this is mostly due to the professional opportunities in North America — particularly the LPGA Tour — that are more lucrative than other international women’s tours.In countries with colder climates, players who want to compete as much as possible are drawn to the U.S., where they can play in tournaments around the country throughout the year.“I wanted the opportunity to get better at my golf game,” said Jaclyn Lee, a junior from Calgary, Alberta. “It’s hard to do that when the seasons turn in Canada, which is why I chose to come down [to the United States].”Though the Ohio State women’s golf team spent only $19,207 on recruiting in the fiscal year 2017, according to Ohio State Athletics’ NCAA financial statements, international travel is expensive. Hession said the coaching staff typically travels overseas to watch specific tournaments and monitor the players they want to pursue and have not seen before, rather than approach players they have already pinpointed as targets.Yet the team still needs to build a relationship with its recruits in order to establish a supportive environment vital to performance.“[Players] want to feel like they can trust me and that I will be there to take care of them,” Hession said.Having limited face-to-face interaction with international players, Ohio State has leaned heavily on technology to build relationships with recruits. This includes emailing, Skype conversations and FaceTime tours of the team’s indoor golf facility. The team also strives to build relationships with players’ coaches in their home countries. Due to NCAA regulations, coaches are not allowed to directly contact recruits until their junior year of high school. Communication with coaches provides a middle ground for Ohio State to closely monitor a player early in the process without committing any violations.Many high-school coaches continue to work with their players after they leave for college. Technology allows Hession to collaborate with these coaches and help players improve their game.“You can sit there with your phone and take a video and send it off to the teacher and they can respond in five minutes with their synopsis of what they think is going on,” Hession said. “I like to talk to those coaches, too, and tell them what I’m seeing. Video shows one thing of a swing or a putt or a chip, but I get to see a lot of how they manage themselves on the golf course, how they’re handling pressure.”Ohio State hopes its targeting of international players can help the team garner a reputation and attract talent from different countries. Katja Pogacar, a native of Slovenia who golfed for the Buckeyes from 2013 to 2017, now plays on the Ladies European Tour. Hession said she believes Pogacar’s success at Ohio State leading to a professional career has made young players in Slovenia more aware of the team.“When [recruits] know that [former players] have had a good experience and they’ve improved and they’ve gotten better and been on some great championship teams, that’s the best sales pitch that anyone could ask for,” Hession said.In the past decade, Ohio State has seen golfers from five different continents on its roster. The weather has provided Hession with a challenge to find the talent. But she has shown that she and the rest of the team will go anywhere to improve the team.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related43-yr-old Brazilian miner killed during robberyOctober 15, 2016In “Crime”Brazilian charged with murder of Guyanese minerDecember 7, 2016In “Crime”GGDMA calls for CoI into miner’s deathAugust 15, 2018In “Business” The employer and a colleague of the miner whose decomposed body was found in a shallow grave at Karrau Backdam, Mazaruni, Region Seven, on Monday last, are expected to be charged for murder some time next week.This is according to Police “F” Division Commander, Rabindranauth Budhram.“We were advised to charge for murder in the shallow grave matter,” he informed Inews on Friday.On April 17, 2017, the remains of the miner who has been identified as “Kevin” also known as “Fine Thyme” was discovered.Police confirmed that the man’s body bore several chop wounds and two men- the employer and colleague- were taken into custody to assist with the probe.Reports are that on April 7, the now dead man and the duo went to the mining pit to “wash down” gold and went for a drink after.However, in the midst of consuming alcohol, the owner of the mining camp who is also Kevin’s employer, accused him of stealing raw gold. This led to an initial altercation which was reportedly subdued by the intervention of those around.The employer and the employee reportedly went their separate ways only to return to the same mining camp shortly after.Inews understands that it was at the camp that Kevin’s employer reportedly grabbed a cutlass and dealt him several blows to the body while he was asleep in the hammock.Kevin’s colleague, who was present at the camp during the ordeal, told Police that owing to the chop wounds, Kevin fell out of the hammock, but he (colleague) was too “drunk” to help him and might have fallen asleep.The colleague said that upon waking up he did not see Kevin and thought that he had left the camp due to the beating he endured the night before. He told ranks that it was not until the body was found that he realized Kevin was dead.Commander Budhram told media operatives that following the discovery of the body the owner of the mining camp and his employee were taken into custody for questioning as neither of them had made a report of the incident.Police believe that the story told by the miner in custody had some loopholes and maintained the view that the two men might have buried the man’s body after they realised that he had stopped breathing. (Ramona Luthi)
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSubmersible vessel found in Port KaitumaNovember 26, 2017In “Local News”Fuel smuggling: PPP calling on Auditor General to investigate vessel linked to Gov’t officialApril 26, 2018In “Crime”Businessmen left adrift at sea following robberyApril 9, 2014In “Crime” Acting Crime Chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Williams has revealed that the vessel discovered in a creek at Annbisi River in Port Kaituma, North West District (Region One) on Saturday last is not submersible but in fact a “modernised boat”.Last weekend, acting on intelligence received about a submerged craft being seen at the bank of the creek, Police ranks went to the area and arrested two men, including the Venezuelan owner, and confiscated the vessel.The “modernised” boat that was found in a creek at Port KaitumaAt the time of the discovery, the vessel – about 25 metres long, 2.7 metres wide, and 2.8 metres in depth – was undergoing maintenance work which was being carried out by a Guyanese welder.The craft was subsequently brought to the city and has been lodged at CID Headquarters in Georgetown.However, Williams explained that the owner used the boat to transport fuel. He noted that in its original form, the vessel had a capacity to hold approximately 80 to 90 barrels of fuel and as such the owner wanted to “modernise” the boat to expand its capacity so that it can carry a larger quantity of fuel.Nevertheless, the acting Crime Chief noted that the probe is still active as the Police are trying to verify the documents for the boat. He added that they are also checking with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to find out whether there are any legal requirements to make such changes to a vessel and whether the changes were registered, if required.Further, Williams disclosed that investigators are also working along with the Transport and Harbour Department (T&HD) to ascertain whether the vessel was found in illegal waters, that is, waterways earmarked for non-traversing by vessels.According to the acting Crime Chief, there are no reasons to believe that the vessel was being used for any illegal activities.Over the years, local security agencies have been working on tightening the policing of the country’s vast hinterland regions with the aim of clamping down on illegal activities such as narcotic trafficking, which has found the interior as a safe haven.In fact, the discovery of the vessel initially spurred concerns among law enforcement officials since it was thought to be a submersible craft; the type usually linked to the narco trade.In September 2014, a self-propellant semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel was discovered in the Waini River, Region One during an intelligence-led operation between the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force. The vessel weighed approximately 18 tonnes and was 63 feet long.There were reports of the vessel having links to Colombia however, this was never substantiated.
He said that Varadkar had made his comments prior to the Tsaoiseach’s request and said that ministers are more effective in running the country when they are in a position to discuss matters at Cabinet.“I will give my Cabinet colleagues the respect that the Taoiseach has asked me to give and I will await making any further comment on this until after the Cabinet meets tomorrow,” he added.Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has confirmed this morning that there are “no plans” for Callinan to issue a statement today despite indications in a number of newspaper reports that this will happen.However, a source has said the current position may change as the situation is “fluid”.The controversy is likely to dominate the political agenda this week.The Dáil is due to debate the report of the Garda Inspectorate, which harshly criticised the penalty points system, for some five hours on Thursday.First published 8.52amMinister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstatedRead: The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark Updated 12.30pm TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has suggested that Justice Minister Alan Shatter should clear up claims that two garda whistleblowers did not cooperate with the internal inquiry into the penalty points controversy. Gilmore was speaking amid ongoing controversy surrounding calls for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that the actions of the whistleblowers were ‘disgusting’. Speaking at Croke Park today, Gilmore was asked specifically if Shatter should also withdraw remarks made on the Dáil record last year that the whistleblowers did not cooperate with the O’Mahoney inquiry. He said: “As I’ve said, there are always phrases that are used and comments that are made and I think it’s always best that they’re cleared up as quickly as possible. But I think that’s a matter for the Minister for Justice.”Asked if it is it incumbent on the minister to withdraw the claims, as is being asked of Martin Callinan, Gilmore responded: “I’ve said that I think it would be helpful if the remarks were withdrawn. I stand by that.”He added that it was a matter for both Callinan and Shatter and also defended the decision to speak out publicly on the matter last week, saying: “When matters are in the public domain and questions are being asked about it, I think answers have to be given.” He suggested that there is now a need for an independent policing authority along the lines of the arrangements in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar had said that he doesn’t want to say any more than he has already said about the controversy, saying at a tourism event this afternoon: “I said what I said at the Road Safety Conference on Thursday. I am not resiling from my position.” Reilly declines to comment Earlier, Health Minister James Reilly declined to say whether or not Callinan should withdraw his remark about the actions of two whistleblowers being ‘disgusting’.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Reilly said that while it was his own personal view that the whistleblowers “are very important” and need to be encouraged to come forward he had heard the Taoiseach “loud and clear”.Enda Kenny asked that ministers not air their views on the controversy in public after his party colleague Leo Varadkar said that Callinan should withdraw the remark.Varadkar’s call was later supported by his five Labour Cabinet colleagues with one minister, Ruairí Quinn, issuing a statement in support of the remark’s withdrawal after Kenny’s request was made.“We should sort it out in private and allow people air their views there, and I will certainly be airing my views at the Cabinet,” Reilly said this morning.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab and Google’s new Reader for Android app sound like a perfect combination. After all, you get full GReader support in a free, official app as well as the large display of the GTab. What’s not to love?The video above runs through a demo of the Reader app on the 7-inch Android tablet. It’s starts with a fresh Google account so you can see the “out of box” experience (and so you can’t see my dozens of LOLcat feeds).Verdict: I like it. I have my issues with the Galaxy Tab but none of its shortcomings really affect the usage of the Google Reader app. In fact the app probably looks better on the 7-inch screen than it would on a 10-inch one because of the layout. A 10-inch screen could move to a cool windowed version, like in Gmail for the iPad, but that’d definitely take some more work on Google’s part.As for the app, it’s quick, it has pretty much all the tools found on Google Reader’s full web version (as well as some new ones), and it’s enjoyable to use. RSS reading is a huge feature for me and one my tablet has to handle well, which means Android has an advantage over iOS because of Google’s release of their own app. iOS users are stuck with non-free options, some of which are very good (like Reeder) but I’d prefer to use first-party tools, especially as Google has established a track record of putting out pretty solid apps.
Gun found in burned out car close to where criminal Mark Desmond was shot dead Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Share3 Tweet Email Short URL 75 Comments 48,103 Views http://jrnl.ie/3117787 Dec 3rd 2016, 2:02 PM Saturday 3 Dec 2016, 2:02 PM Image: Brian Lawless Image: Brian Lawless GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to come forward after a man was shot dead in the Lucan area of west Dublin last night.The man has been named as well known criminal Mark Desmond who was involved with gangland activity.The body of the 41-year-old was found with gunshot wounds to the head at Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan shortly after 8pm.A blue Mazda car was found burned out close to the scene of the fatal shooting. A gun was found inside the car on Haydens Lane. Source: Brian LawlessDesmond, who was originally from Ballyfermot, had numerous previous convictions.He was a suspect for a number of murders, including that of Patrick Murray and Darren Carey, whose bodies were dumped into the Grand Canal in after being shot in 2000. Source: RollingNews,ieIn 2002, Desmond was questioned about the rape of a 15-year-old boy while he was in custody in 2000.It’s understood that he was based in Sligo in recent months working with a local drugs gang.The scene was sealed off last night but is being examined again today. Source: Brian LawlessGardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses and are interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around the park between 7pm and 9pm last night.They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have been using the park at the time such as walkers or joggers. Source: Eamoinn Farrell via RollingNews,ieIn addition anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around Haydens Lane in Lucan where a burned out car was found is asked to contact them at Lucan Garda Station 01 666 7300, the garda confidential telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Well-known criminal shot dead in west Dublin gun attack> By Cliodhna Russell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
A campaign to support the Lavrio Centre for Kurdish Refugees (Kentro Filoxenias Prosfygon Lavriou – KFPL), was launched on Monday, aiming to help volunteers working at the small facility on the coast of Attica, to cater for 150 Kurdish migrant children and their families, who are stationed there.“Following the latest developments and the continuing war in Syria, refugee flows have increased, and despite the efforts made so far and the real solidarity that has taken place here, the situation remains difficult.,” reads the KFPL Statement. “There is a lack of food and personal hygiene, so the need to fill the gap created is immediate.”The campaign, titled “Every Child is One of Ours”, is appealing for donations of food, personal hygiene products, and clothing. A number of organisations are taking part in the campaign, including the NGO ‘Solidarity for All’ and the Coordination of Social Welfare and Pharmacies of Attica.Anyone wishing to make a donation and to find out the locations of collection points are encouraged to visit website of the Lavrio Refugee Support Network (dypla.blogspot.gr), contact via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit the Network’s Facebook page. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Dauphins : militants écologistes et pêcheurs se rencontrent au JaponTaiji, Japon – La petite ville de Taiji, dont le port a été rendu célèbre par le documentaire The Cove, la baie de la honte, un film qui dénonce la cruelle chasse aux dauphins, va accueillir des militants écologistes le mois prochain. Le maire de la ville a en effet accepté de recevoir les représentants d’associations de protection des animaux et de la nature.Chaque année, de septembre à avril, ce sont 2.000 dauphins qui sont capturés par les pêcheurs de Taiji, au centre-ouest du Japon. Alors que certains animaux sont vendus pour finir leurs jours dans des aquariums, les autres sont abattus pour que leur viande soit vendue sur les marchés. Les militants écologistes s’insurgent contre cette pratique dévoilée au monde entier par Richard O’Barry, l’ancien dompteur de dauphins de la série Flipper et le personnage principal du documentaire The Cove, la baie de la honte, récompensé d’un Oscar en mars dernier. À lire aussiDes dauphins surpris en train de faire du ”toboggan” sur des baleines au large d’HawaïC’est ce même M. O’Barry qui rencontrera le 2 novembre prochain le maire de Taiji, Kazutaka Sangen, ainsi que des membres du syndicat local des pêcheries. Des représentants d’associations de défense de l’environnement comme Sea Shepherd, la Fondation Whaleman et le Fonds mondial des océans (World Ocean Fund) se joindront au débat, qui sera ouvert à la presse. “Il est évident qu’un fossé important subsiste entre d’une part les responsables municipaux et les pêcheurs de Taiji, et d’autre part les groupes opposés à cette chasse. (…) Nous savons qu’il existe différentes cultures, religions et croyances sur la planète Terre et nous voulons commencer doucement, par reconnaître la position de chacun”, souligne l’Association de réflexion sur la chasse aux dauphins de Taiji, qui a organisé la rencontre.Quant à Richard O’Barry, qui encourage Taiji à développer l’écotourisme plutôt qu’à chasser les cétacés, il espère “que le maire aura un esprit ouvert lors de cette réunion et qu’il réalisera que nous pouvons travailler ensemble pour un avenir meilleur, au profit des dauphins et des habitants de Taiji”.Le 28 octobre 2010 à 15:26 • Emmanuel Perrin
Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target After creating a sleeper hit remastering the original Crash Bandicoot games last year, it only made sense for Activision to revisit that other classic PlayStation 1 platforming franchise it now owns. Our first hands-on with the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy gave us hope thanks to its gorgeous visuals and stronger core 3D exploration gameplay compared to Crash’s cramped corridors. They even sent us an absurd cake.However, now that the final game is out, gamers with different accessibility needs are discovering one glaring area where the 1998 games haven’t been brought up to 2018 standards. There are subtitles in the gameplay for the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, but none in the cutscenes. So if you’re hard of hearing, you’re just out of luck in a big way, and that simply shouldn’t be the case.Activision put out a statement to GamePitt explaining the oversight, citing everything from the new languages localized to developer Toys For Bob’s unfamiliarity with Unreal Engine 4.But the line that really rubbed people the wrong way was “While there’s no industry standard for subtitles, the studio and Activision care about the fans’ experience especially with respect to accessibility for people with different abilities, and will evaluate going forward.”Even if there’s no official industry standard for subtitles (perhaps due to the comical technical hurdles unique to video games) if your games stands out for not having them then it pretty much is a standard.We’d say expect a subtitles patch at some point, but Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy also had this subtitles issues and has yet to be fixed. Our best hope is that pushback against Activision has been much more vocal this time around, as it should be. For more on accessibility in gaming check out our interview with AbleGamers’ Steven Spohn about the Xbox One Adaptive Controller and why VR can present problems for folks who use wheelchairs.
See It See at Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $59 at eBay Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Phones What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $520 at HP Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 0 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET $6 at Tidal $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review Comments DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Chris Monroe/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $60 at Best Buy $999 $299 at Amazon Read Google Home Hub review Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review The Cheapskate Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See it Best Buy Rylo I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Tags Huawei,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read the Rylo camera preview Post a comment $210 at Best Buy Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Share your voice Angela Lang/CNET $999 Boost Mobile $155 at Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See It See It Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple iPhone XS Honor 20 Honor Huawei’s sister brand Honor is set to announce the Honor 20 Series at an event in London later this month. But on Friday it gave us an early first glimpse of the phone in a photo.The picture shows the front of a black phone with rounded edges and corners. Tucked up in the top left of the screen is a hole punch-style forward-facing camera, showing that Honor has decided to forgo the “notch” design popular with many phone manufacturers.The launch event, scheduled for May 21, is significant as it’s the first time the Chinese phone maker has unveiled a phone in Europe for the first time. The invitation for the event included the hashtag “capture wonder,” suggesting that photography is likely to be a big focus for the phone series. It also featured multiple number “fours” — perhaps referring to the number of cameras on the back, or the number of models in the series.CNET revealed last week that one version of the phone will be available as an exclusive Moschino edition, as part of Honor’s year-long collaboration with the Italian fashion house. Unlike when the two collaborated on the Honor View 20 last year, Moschino has had a greater hand in designing this particular phone. The brand, which is known for its bold and playful designs, has chosen the color, material and finish that adorn the rear of the phone.We’ll know more about all the upcoming Honor 20 phones soon, so keep your eyes on CNET for the news as it happens, along with our first hands-on impressions. 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Sprint Read DJI Osmo Action preview Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us).
Jindal Steel and Power Ltd said it plans to cut costs and divest some non-core assets, as it swung to a second-quarter loss due to a drop in iron and steel sales and a one-time charge linked to an overseas unit.Indian steelmakers including Tata Steel Ltd, JSW Steel Ltd and Jindal Steel have seen sales dented in the past few quarters due to rising imports from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia.China makes nearly half the world’s 1.6 billion tonnes of steel. With growth slowing at home, it is expected to export a record 100 million tonnes to world markets this year to help address its spare steel-making capacity.India imposed a 20% import tax on some steel products in September to mitigate the damage to domestic companies.Jindal Steel and Power registered a consolidated loss of Rs 620 crore ($94 million) in the September quarter, compared with a profit of Rs 440 crore in the year-ago period, said the company in a statement late on Saturday.Net sales fell 8% to Rs 4,880 crore. Profit was also impacted by a one-off charge of Rs 230 crore for an impairment loss of fixed assets in one of its overseas subsidiaries.Jindal Steel said it was looking to cut production costs and bring down its debt by selling some of its non-essential assets in the current fiscal year ending in March.
A BNP delegation on Wednesday visited the houses of Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, who died in a road crash in the city, and consoled their bereaved family members, news agency UNB reports.The five-member BNP team, led by Amanullah Aman, first went to Mim’s Mohakhali house around 7pm and talked to her parents and other family members, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shamsuddin Didar.Later, they went to Rajib’s house at Ashkona around 8:30pm.The four other BNP leaders are Fazlul Haque Milon, Nazimuddin Alam, Anisur Rahman Talukder Khokon and Shamsuzzaman Suruj.Contacted, Milon said they visited the houses of Mim and Rajib directed by their party acting chairman Tarique Rahman and conveyed their party’s sympathy to the bereaved family members.He said they also assured the two families of standing beside them in ensuring justice.On Sunday, Mim and Rajib, students of the college section of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College, were killed as a ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road, triggering a widespread protest that caused immense public sufferings.