De Jong fuels Barcelona transfer talk

first_imgTransfers De Jong fuels Barcelona transfer talk as Ajax wait on offers Chris Burton 03:42 6/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Frenkie de Jong, Ajax, 02252018 PROSHOTS Transfers Barcelona Ajax Eredivisie Primera División The 21-year-old midfielder is among those being considered by the Camp Nou club as they seek to bring in a suitable replacement for Andres Iniesta Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong is unable to rule out a summer move to Barcelona after being identified as a possible replacement for Andres Iniesta.Goal revealed recently that the 21-year-old has registered on the transfer radar at Camp Nou for some time.Initial contact has been made with Ajax, with tentative talks held before Barca discovered that Antoine Griezmann would be snubbing them to remain at Atletico Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move With that switch ruled out, the La Liga giants have money to invest in other areas – with De Jong considered to be a useful addition for the present and future.The Netherlands U21 international is aware of the rumours and concedes that something could be done, telling AT5: “Of course, you can never promise that [staying at Ajax] as a footballer.“There may be a club tomorrow that offers so much that you are away. But, as it stands, I play at Ajax.“First, I have to get fit. And just see if I can play football a bit, then we’ll see further.”Quizzed specifically on the links to Barcelona, De Jong added: “I do not really read the Spanish newspapers.“Right now it is not so serious for me that I have to keep myself busy with it. I leave that to my agent.“I do not know if he is working on it. Maybe, maybe not.”De Jong has made just 27 Eredivisie appearances for Ajax after stepping up from their youth side.He has recorded only one goal, but is considered to fit the ball player mould that Barcelona are looking for.Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan is another to have been linked with a switch to Catalunya to fill Iniesta’s boots, but the Germany international has sought to distance himself from such talk.last_img read more

Eight Companies Submit Proposals for Provinces Request for Lower Drug Price

first_imgNova Scotians are another step closer to getting fair drug prices. Eight companies have submitted offers to government to provide atorvastatin, the generic form of Lipitor, a drug used to treat high cholesterol, at a better price. The province’s request for proposal closed Wednesday, Oct. 6. “I am pleased and encouraged by the response,” said Health Minister Maureen MacDonald. “It is my hope that we can work together with drug companies, pharmacies, pharmacists and our other partners to get the fair drug prices that Nova Scotians deserve.” The proposals will now be evaluated. Lipitor accounts for the largest part of government spending on drugs through the Pharmacare programs. In 2009-10, government spent $14.7 million on Lipitor through Pharmacare. Atorvastatin became available in August, which costs less for Nova Scotians covered through Pharmacare. However, because Nova Scotians pay more for generic drugs than people in some other provinces, government believes it can get a fairer and better price. The request for proposal for atorvastatin is an interim measure while gathering input on an overall plan for fair drug prices for Nova Scotians covered through Pharmacare and taxpayers. These consultations have begun. Nova Scotians can provide input by e-mail to fairdrugprices@gov.ns.ca or by mail to Fair Drug Prices, c/o Pharmaceutical Services, Department of Health, P.O. Box 488, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2R8. More information is available at www.gov.ns.ca/health/fairdrugprices . The tender and companies that submitted proposals are available at www.gov.ns.ca/tenders .last_img read more

UP Man arrested for shooting at RSS activist

first_imgMuzaffarnagar: The police have arrested a man who allegedly shot at RSS activist Sompal Saini in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, an officer said on Sunday.During interrogation, the accused Rohit revealed that he attacked Saini due to old enmity, Circle Officer (CO) Sidharth Tomar said.The pistol used to commit the crime was recovered from his possession, he added. In-charge of a wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Habibpur village, Saini was attacked on Friday.Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan and several BJP leaders had on Saturday met the injured activist at the Meerut Medical College.last_img read more

Quebecer wins a million in lottery for second time in nine years

first_imgQUEBEC – There are lucky men, and then there’s Jules Parent.For the second time in nine years, the 69-year-old Quebecer has won $1 million playing the lottery.“I know very well that the probability of winning is extremely small and winning twice in a relatively short time is really something else,” Parent said in an interview Thursday.Parent showed up at Loto-Quebec offices in Quebec City to pick up a cheque for $1,222,069 after winning the jackpot playing the Crown of Egypt lottery online.He won $1 million back in 2008 playing Lotto 6-49.Parent’s most recent jackpot came on a play worth $3.20. Loto-Quebec places the odds of winning with such a bet at one in 23,437,500.The odds of winning the Lotto 6-49 are one in 14 million.“I don’t know who did this,” he said, implying he must have some sort of help from above. “Was I born under a good star?”Parent said he enjoys playing, but is not a compulsive gambler, adding it’s one of his favourite pastimes along with walking, fishing and hunting.“I’m going to continue playing — the same amount I do now,” he said.“I’m retired so it helps me pass the time. Just like any other game of chance, sometimes you win and, other times, unfortunately, you head home with less money.”Parent, who lives alone and doesn’t have kids, said he plans to demolish his home and build a new one.“It’ll be a modest home,” he said. “It won’t be a castle, but it will be in the modern style.”He also isn’t ruling out a trip to Las Vegas.last_img read more

Noise pollution serious crime says NGT asks police to take strict action

first_imgNew Delhi: Noise pollution beyond prescribed norms is a serious punishable crime, the NGT has said and asked the police to map such hotspots as also put in place a surveillance mechanism for taking strict action against violators.A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Police Commissioner to monitor the implementing officers so as to safeguard the right of citizens and e-mail the report on within a month. The green panel said that citizens have Constitutional right to peaceful environment and noise pollution beyond prescribed norms is serious punishable crime for which adequate preventive and remedial action is needed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”There has to be strict action of identifying and mapping the hotspots of noise pollution, requiring installation of noise measuring device by the users of noise creating devices having potential of causing high noise level, beyond the prescribed limit,” the bench said. “There has to be a surveillance and monitoring mechanism, coordination with the educational institutions and resident welfare associations at regular intervals,” it added. NGT said it had an interaction with the concerned officers in an attempt to advise them on understanding their responsibility and accountability to law and their duty to the society. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe tribunal said taking action against only four persons for noise pollution or simply writing to Central Pollution Control Board hardly meets the expectations when there is large scale violation of law. It said that technical inputs can be taken by personal meeting with the CPCB and Delhi Pollution Control Committee. “Simply writing a letter to them is just avoiding the responsibility. Let the officers now do their duty, take remedial steps and furnish their reports of their efforts,” it said while posting the matter for hearing on July 12. Merely passing an order that laws should be complied with is not enough for authorities as they also need to take action violators, the tribunal had earlier said in a case against the use of loudspeaker to curb noise pollution. The NGT’s observation came while dealing with a plea alleging that illegal use of loudspeakers at mosques was adversely affecting the health of the residents living in their vicinity in East Delhi. The tribunal was hearing a plea by NGO Akhand Bharat Morcha alleging that illegal use of loudspeakers at such places adversely affected the health of the residents living in their vicinity.last_img read more

UN agency deplores killing of three drivers of food supplies in Sudan

25 March 2008The World Food Programme (WFP) has voiced its shock and sadness at learning of the murder of three drivers of trucks contracted by the United Nations agency in Sudan in two separate incidents over the past three days. The World Food Programme (WFP) has voiced its shock and sadness at learning of the murder of three drivers of trucks contracted by the United Nations agency in Sudan in two separate incidents over the past three days.Mohamed Ali was shot dead and his assistant was seriously injured by unidentified assailants yesterday while travelling on the main route into Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, the agency said in a press release issued today in Khartoum.On Saturday, in Unity state in southern Sudan, Hamed Abdulla Sharif and Hamed Ibrahim Digel – who were transporting food supplies to Abyei – were stabbed to death by six men on a riverbank in the town of Abiemnom.Calling the situation “completely unacceptable,” WFP’s representative in Sudan, Kenro Oshidari, said the agency’s contracted trucking companies and drivers were facing daily acts of violence.“Attacks like this must stop,” he said. “All parties must recognize that the drivers of humanitarian vehicles and their cargo are serving a neutral humanitarian purpose. By attacking humanitarian staff, these assailants are also hurting innocent people who need food assistance.”Already this year, 56 trucks have been involved in hijackings, with 36 trucks still missing and 24 drivers unaccounted for. Another six passenger vehicles belonging to WFP have also been stolen in the Darfur region.Last October, three WFP-contracted drivers were also killed while transporting food to Darfur, and last week the members of a four-man team with the State Water Corporation were abducted in North Darfur state.Mr. Oshidari said the recent surge in banditry meant WFP had to curtail its food deliveries to Darfur by half, with the turnaround time for deliveries slowed because of the dangers posed to truckers while driving on roads in the region. Currently the agency provides a monthly food ration to more than two million Darfurians.WFP also has extensive operations in southern Sudan and the three areas of Abyei, South Kordofan and Blue Nile following the signing in January 2005 of a comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) ending the long-running north-south civil war. Although attacks on truckers in the south are less frequent than in Darfur, the region remains volatile. read more

TSX adds to series of gains commodity prices mixed

Canada’s main stock market index was slightly higher Friday at the end of a positive week with the TSX powered higher by earnings news and positive manufacturing data from China.The S&P/TSX composite index edged up 12.59 points to 13,337.34, led by gains in energy companies and utilities.The Canadian dollar was down 0.16 of a cent to 95.76 cents US, down for a third day after the Bank of Canada removed its tightening bias and downgraded its economic forecast. The move led analysts to believe that interest rate hikes are off the table until 2015, leading the loonie to fall more than 1.25 cents this week.U.S. indexes were higher amid earnings reports after the close from Amazon and Microsoft while consumer giant Procter & Gamble posted results Friday.The Dow Jones industrials was ahead 21.03 points to 15,530.24, the Nasdaq ran up 16.84 points to 3,945.8 and the S&P 500 index rose 2.23 points to 1,754.3.Meanwhile, traders continued to take in economic reports that were held up during the partial U.S. government shutdown for more than half of October.The latest data showed that durable goods orders for September were up 3.7 per cent. Minus transportation orders, durable goods orders actually slipped 0.1 per cent.After the close Thursday, Amazon.com posted a quarterly loss of $41 million, or nine cents per share, matching analyst expectations. Revenue jumped 24 per cent $17.09 billion against expectations of $16.76 billion and its stock surged US$35.26 or 10.6 per cent to $367.47.Microsoft’s net income in three months through Sept. 30 grew 17 per cent to $5.24 billion, or 62 cents per share, from $4.47 billion, or 53 cents per share, a year ago. That beat the 54 cents expected by analysts. Revenue rose 16 per cent to $18.53 billion, also beating the $17.79 billion analysts were expecting and its shares were ahead $2.51 or 7.46 per cent to $36.23.On Friday, Procter & Gamble says its first-quarter net income rose eight per cent to $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share. That compares with net income of $2.81 billion, or 96 cents per share, last year. Excluding one-time items net income was $1.05 per share, matching analyst expectations. Revenue rose two per cent to $21.2 billion. But analysts expected revenue of $21 billion and its shares slipped 53 cents to $80.08.It’s a quiet day for earnings out of Canada after a week that saw positive earnings reports from the likes of Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B), Goldcorp (TSX:G), Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP).CP was in focus Friday after its biggest shareholder sharply narrowed its position. Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management has sold about a third of its holding in the railroad.CP, which reported a record quarterly profit on Wednesday, said the hedge fund has sold 5.96 million CP shares for about US$140.00 a share, bringing the total divestment so far to seven million shares.On Friday morning, CP shares gained 91 cents to C$148.86, which is more than triple their level when Pershing Square began building up its stake in the railroad.The beaten-down utilities sector led advancers, up 0.6 per cent. The interest-rate sensitive sector has been under selling pressure since June amid speculation over when the U.S. Federal Reserve may start to wind down its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases. That speculation pushed U.S. government bond yields substantially higher from around 1.6 per cent in early May to almost three per cent.The benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield has since backed away to about 2.5 per cent. Canadian Utilities (TSX:CU) climbed 47 cents to $37.70.Commodities were mixed with as December crude inched ahead 70 cents to US$97.81 a barrel and the TSX energy sector climbed 0.45 per cent. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gained 48 cents to $37.55.The TSX gold sector was down 0.18 per cent while December bullion faded $4.10 to US$1,346.20 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) dropped 72 cents to C$27.04.The base metals component gave back 0.25 per cent after gaining Thursday in the wake of data showing stronger than expected expansion in the Chinese manufacturing sector as December copper lost two cents to US$3.25 a pound. Teck Resources was 37 cents lower to $30.17.The tech sector was negative with CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) down 72 cents to $35.17. A subsidiary, CGI Federal, was one of the main contractors for the U.S. government’s troubled healthcare insurance website and its shares have slid 8.5 per cent since Oct. 16. A congressional committee was told this week that the government didn’t allow enough time to test the system before it went online Oct. 1. read more

WatchHow the Trans Mountain pipeline saga unfolded The key dates from 1953

VANCOUVER — Here are some key dates in the history of the Trans Mountain pipeline and Kinder Morgan Canada’s efforts to expand its capacity:October 1953: The Trans Mountain pipeline begins shipping oil with an initial capacity of 150,000 barrels per day. The project features four pump stations along its 1,150-kilometre route and a marine dock that connects loading facilities on the east side of Edmonton with ocean tankers in Burnaby, B.C.1957: Pipeline capacity is expanded via the construction of a 160-kilometre pipeline loop. The Westridge Marine Terminal is built and commissioned in Burnaby, B.C.Jan. 14, 1985: Trans Mountain’s biggest spill occurs at a tank farm in the Edmonton area. Nearly 10,000 barrels of oil are released.2006 – 2008: The Anchor Loop project adds 160 kilometres of new pipeline through Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park between Hinton, Alta., and Hargreaves, B.C. The extension includes 13 new pump stations and modifications to existing stations, increasing capacity from 260,000 bpd to 300,000 bpd.Feb. 21, 2012: Kinder Morgan says it wants to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline after receiving support from oil shippers and will begin public consultations.Dec. 16, 2013: An application is made to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. Construction is proposed to begin in 2017, with the aim of having oil flow through the expansion by December 2019.November 2014: More than 100 people are arrested after they camp out in a conservation area on Burnaby Mountain, east of Vancouver, to block crews from conducting drilling and survey work related to the pipeline expansion. Most of the charges are later dropped.August 2015: The NEB postpones public hearings after striking from the record economic evidence prepared by a Kinder Morgan consultant who was to begin working for the regulator.Jan. 12, 2016: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says in a written submission to the NEB that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the best interests of both Alberta and Canada.Jan. 27, 2016: The federal Liberal government says pipeline projects such as the Trans Mountain expansion will now be assessed in part on the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the extraction and processing of the oil they carry. Proponents will also be required to improve consultations with First Nations.May 17, 2016: Ottawa appoints a three-member panel to conduct an environmental review of the Trans Mountain expansion project.May 29, 2016: The NEB recommends approval of the pipeline, subject to 157 conditions, concluding that it is in the public interest.Nov. 29, 2016: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sanctions the Trans Mountain expansion, part of a sweeping announcement that also saw approval of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement but the end of its Northern Gateway project.Jan. 11, 2017: B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces her support for the project, saying Kinder Morgan has met five government conditions including a revenue-sharing agreement worth up to $1 billion.May 15, 2017: The Federal Court of Appeal grants Notley’s government intervener status in a lawsuit filed by municipalities and First Nations against the project.May 25, 2017: Kinder Morgan makes its final investment decision to proceed with the development, now estimated to cost $7.4 billion, subject to the successful public offering of Kinder Morgan Canada.May 29, 2017: The B.C. NDP and Greens agree to form a coalition to topple the Liberal party, which won a minority government in an election earlier in the month. The parties agree to “immediately employ every tool available” to stop the project.May 30, 2017: Kinder Morgan Canada debuts on the Toronto Stock Exchange after a $1.75-billion public offering.June 29, 2017: The B.C. Liberals lose a no-confidence vote, clearing the way for NDP Leader John Horgan to become premier.Aug. 10, 2017: The B.C. NDP government hires former judge Thomas Berger to provide legal advice as it seeks intervener status in the legal challenges against the project filed by municipalities and First Nations.Oct. 26, 2017: Kinder Morgan Canada asks NEB to allow work to begin despite a failure to obtain municipal permits from the City of Burnaby.Dec. 7, 2017: NEB allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass Burnaby bylaws.Jan. 17, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada warns the Trans Mountain expansion project could be a year behind schedule.Jan. 18, 2018: NEB establishes a process to resolve permitting issues between Kinder Morgan Canada and provincial and municipal authorities.Jan. 30, 2018: B.C. government moves to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies, a move that increases the uncertainty for Trans Mountain.March 9, 2018: B.C. Supreme Court grants interim injunction aimed at preventing anti-pipeline activists from protesting construction at two terminals in Burnaby.March 15, 2018: B.C. Supreme Court grants indefinite injunction preventing protesters from coming within five metres of two work sites for the project.March 23, 2018: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart arrested at a protest against the pipeline expansion; Federal Court of Appeal dismisses a B.C. government bid challenging a NEB ruling that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local bylaws.March 27, 2018: City of Burnaby, B.C., says it will file an appeal to the Supreme Court in connection with the Federal Court of Appeal ruling.April 8, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada suspends non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion project and sets a May 31 deadline to reach agreements with stakeholders.April 15, 2018: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has instructed his finance minister to enter negotiations with Kinder Morgan to “remove the uncertainty” hanging over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.April 18, 2018: Ottawa prepares to counter B.C.’s attempt to take control of the oil flow through the province. Kinder Morgan Canada says the project faces “unquantifiable risk” due to B.C.’s increased opposition. Alberta and the federal government pledge to financially support the project.April 26, 2018: B.C. asks the highest court whether or not the government has the right to amend the Environmental Protection Act with stricter rules for companies bringing heavy oil, such as diluted bitumen, into the province.May 22, 2018: B.C. Attorney General David Eby says after failed negotiations with Alberta, B.C. filed a legal motion against Alberta’s bill which allows Alberta to completely control and cut off oil and gas to B.C.May 24, 2018: Justice Christopher Grauer dismisses legal challenges from the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation to the pipeline.May 29, 2018: Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces Ottawa will buy the current pipeline for $4.5 billion and will begin the expansion after the sale is finalized.With files from Fatima Al-Sayed read more

Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett sets Big Ten record for most career

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) receives a snap in the first quarter of the 2017 Ohio State-Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWith a touchdown pass to sophomore wideout Austin Mack with 7:01 remaining in the fourth quarter of Ohio State’s game against Army, redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett surpassed former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees, setting the Big Ten record with his 107th total touchdown accounted for.The touchdown gave the Buckeyes a 37-7 lead.This isn’t the first conference record the quarterback has set. As a redshirt freshman in 2014, Barrett set the Big Ten record for most touchdowns responsible for in one season with 45, surpassing Brees who set the record in 1998 with 42 touchdowns.The touchdown put Barrett in sole possession of 38th place in NCAA history. Barrett was named the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year in 2014 and 2016. He is the first three-time team captain in Ohio State history. read more

PPPs motion to include US18M oil bonus in 2018 Budget dismissed

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$267.1B Budget passed without US$18M signing bonus includedDecember 16, 2017In “latest news”Nothing sinister about release of US$18M oil bonus – TrotmanMarch 28, 2018In “Business”US$18M oil bonus: ‘There was no intention to deceive but no need to make it public’- says PresidentDecember 13, 2017In “Business” -Illegality being perpetrated by the House if monies not incorporated – JagdeoThe People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) on Friday in the National Assembly advanced a motion to incorporate the US$18M signing bonus that Government received from ExxonMobil into the 2018 Budget.Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton ScotlandThe motion called for Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, to amend the financial estimates of the revenues and expenditures to reflect the US$18M which was not placed into the Consolidated Fund even though the monies were reportedly received since 2016 as an account was set up at the Bank of Guyana to receive same.The motion argues that revenues or other monies received or raised by Guyana shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund and described the incorporation of the US$18M as being complaint with the Constitution and Laws of Guyana.The motion which was presented by Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, on behalf of his colleague Irfaan Ali who was unavoidably absent, was dismissed by Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland who contended that the motion did not satisfy the criteria of being of urgent importance since the issue was raised in the House about a week ago and the Opposition only approached the House when the consideration of the estimates are scheduled to conclude.However, the Opposition Leader posited that the issue has not been long in the public domain and that it is urgent since if the estimates are passed without incorporating the US$18M signing bonus then an “illegality would have been perpetrated by the House.”Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo“If we were to pass these estimates as presented by the Minister of Finance we would knowingly agree to an illegality that is being perpetrated by this House. I can demonstrate clearly that it is illegal to withhold money received as revenue and not pay into the Consolidated Fund or any other fund provided by the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act (FMA) 2003,” said Jagdeo.The Opposition Leader pleaded with the Government to consider the ramifications of its action and take whatever time was needed to correct the act that he deemed a breach of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act.But the Speaker opted again to look at procedural issues.At a press conference immediately after the denial of the motion, the Opposition Leader said that the outcome was one that was predictable since the Speaker is known to shield the Government from the level of scrutiny they deserve.Jagdeo stressed that the rules governing the handling of public monies are clear and public monies cannot be handled in a discretionary manner. He reiterated that if the estimates are approved in its current state then the House would be knowingly aiding an illegality. read more

This Weeks Best YouTube Videos Minecarts Proposals Mario Kart and Inappropriate Staring

first_imgLast weekend was Valentine’s Day, which guarantees that at least one of this week’s best and most popular videos was a marriage proposal. What you might not know is that the marriage proposal that got the most attention was inside a video game. Don’t worry, she said yes. Also among the best this week – more than one crew armed with video cameras decided to take their dreams of playing Nintendo’s Mario Kart out of the video games and into real life, both with hilarious results. Also, a completely tasteful expose of exactly how many men star at an attractive woman as she passes. Way to be smooth, guys – you’re totally busted. This is how geeks get engaged. Seriously, some people do it in fancy restaurants, other people stage huge events where thousands of people see, and other people do it in the middle of sports events and hope that the person they’re proposing to says yes. This game developer decided the best place to propose to his fiancée (also a game developer at the same company) was in one of their favorite games: Minecraft. This one has been around for a bit, but it’s just now beginning to make the rounds and start trending. The video is a real-life recreation of MC Escher’s Waterfall, complete with the water flowing upstream. Is it real? Is it fake? Some people have suggested the piece was filmed backwards from the way it was shown. Perhaps that’s the secret. Take a look and decide for yourself.  Who takes a go-cart out on the street in live traffic and pretends that Mario Kart is a real game? This guy does. (At least FreddieW and crew kept it on the track!) Dressed from head to toe in a Mario costume, he heads out on the street, dodges cars everywhere from parking lots to what look like major thoroughfares, collects items and tries to use them on the cars around him…something that some of the other drivers (and at least one security guard in a parking lot he cruises through) doesn’t take too kindly to. Stick through it – the end delivers.  Engage! AdChoices广告Waterfall Rear View Girls – Los Angeles You can put this one in the “I’m not sure this isn’t a viral ad for something” category, or you can just call me jaded. In this video, one young, slender, attractive young woman has a hidden camera mounted on the back of her pants to observe exactly how many people stare at her as she passes by. Don’t get me wrong, it’s entertaining, and the number of cuts through the video tells me that the camera was rolling for a long time and these are the best scenes, but I’m a little skeptical. Maybe I’m just subconsciously defensive. Mario Kart is Back (Remi Gaillard) Minecraft: The Last Minecart What’s this? Two Minecraft-related videos in the same YouTube roundup? I couldn’t resist. This one’s a little violent, but to be fair, it’s all simulated, false, pixilated violence, so you don’t have to worry that it’s not right for the kiddies. More importantly, it’s incredibly well done, down to the cardboard costumes and the special effects. In this Minecraft-themed video – that’s right, it’s not in Minecraft, it’s just themed like Minecraft – the last two human survivors fight for freedom in a town that’s been overrun by zombies. Watch their epic struggle for freedom….and for porkchops.last_img read more

205 Live Highlights Alexander vs Kanellis Carrillo vs TJP Ariya Daivari in

first_img WWE posted these highlights after last night’s 205 Live on the WWE Network. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Action-Packed Trek Through The Blue Ridge Mountains Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Ben Roethlisbergerlast_img read more

Chilis celebrates birthday with 313 margaritas on Tuesday

first_imgA little gift for our Guests. No, it’s not cake. It’s better. It’s $3.13 Presidente Margaritas. #ChilisBirthday pic.twitter.com/ueACU3EFqW— Chili’s Grill & Bar (@Chilis) March 11, 2018A Chili’s top shelf margarita typically costs around $7, which means you’re technically getting two for one.If you can’t make your way to Chili’s for the celebration, you can take advantage of their $5 Lucky Jameson Margarita for the rest of the month.This is all part of their 2018 Margarita of the Month initiative. (WSVN) – Forget Taco Tuesday, it’s all about tequila Tuesday at Chili’s on March 13.The restaurant chain is celebrating their 3/13 birthday with $3.13 Presidente margaritas. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Why Brownridge Stepped Aside

first_imgYesterday, Kent Brownridge—the former Wenner Media executive who, along with Quadrangle Partners, formed Alpha Media last year after acquiring Dennis Publishing’s U.S. assets (Maxim, Stuff and Blender, though not The Week) for $240 million—announced he was stepping down as CEO. The company named a pair of co-CEOs to take his place, with Brownridge retaining the title of chairman.This was a curious move, because Brownridge, a notorious workaholic, became known for his hands-on management style at Wenner Media, where he spent 21 years as Jann Wenner’s consigliore. And despite the curious timing—both Blender and Maxim, like most consumer titles, have struggled to sell ads in 2008—it appears that Brownridge’s departure is truly a case of a 68-year-old publishing executive wanting to spend more time away from the office, cut the 100-hour workweeks in half and, perhaps for the first time in his career, take a “summer Friday” or two.“I have a new wife who’s not liking this very much. And while my health is very good, I want it to stay that way,” Brownridge told Portfolio. “I plan to get home at six instead of 10. Also, we have summer Fridays here, so I might even do that.” Brownridge sounded more confident that he would, in fact, take them when he spoke to WWD: “I’m going to take summer Fridays, not go into the office every day, and I’m not going to stay past 5 p.m.” He admitted that his post-Wenner “retirement” didn’t work, which is why he plans to be an “active” chairman while spending less time fielding a “steady flow of e-mails at all hours to [his] BlackBerry.” The sources I spoke with yesterday seemed to buy Brownridge’s version, and refuted the notion that there was pressure from Quadrangle to move Brownridge out, although that’s always a possibility.For now, though, he can rest his BlackBerry thumb, and take that summer Friday.last_img read more

ASME Announces 2012 National Magazine Awards Finalists

first_imgOther first-time nominees are The Fader and Vice; both, along with Country Living, are up for General Excellence in their respective categories.Winners will be announced at the National Magazine Awards celebration on Thursday, May 3 at New York’s Marriott Marquis, where Sports Illustrated editor Terry McDonell will also be presented with the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame award. The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the finalists for the 2012 National Magazine Awards, known familiarly as the Ellies.With six each, New York and The New Yorker tied for most nominations among 52 titles across 20 categories, including General Excellence.As with last year, Condé Nast leads among multiply-nominated group publishers, with 24 nominees across eight titles including Bon Appetit, Glamour, GQ and Vanity Fair. Hearst follows with 10 nominations among eight titles including first-time nominee Country Living as well as Esquire, Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Time Inc. drew seven total nominations for Real Simple, Sports Illustrated and Time. Finalists for the Magazine of the Year category will be announced this Thursday. Last year, National Geographic won for Magazine of the Year as well as Single Topic issue. Los Angeles, New York and The New York Times Magazine also won two awards each, while first-time nominee Women’s Health won for General Excellence in the Fashion, Service and Lifestyle category.At last month’s MPA Digital: Swipe conference, multiple-nominee New York magazine took home two Digital Ellies, including one for General Excellence.last_img read more

San Francisco bans ecigarettes

first_imgThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ vote to approve a ban on selling e-cigarettes was unanimous.  Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images San Francisco has banned the sale of e-cigarettes like Juul, with the board of supervisors voting unanimously to approve the ordinance Tuesday. It’s the first city to implement such a ban. E-cigarettes are battery-operated, converting flavored liquid nicotine into a vapor inhaled by the user. Juul, headquartered in San Francisco, has been making headlines after its popularity among teenagers forced it to shutter its social media presence late last year while the FDA investigated concerns it was promoting underage use of tobacco products. “We spent the ’90s battling Big Tobacco. And now we see its new form through e-cigarettes,” supervisor Shamann Walton said Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Examiner. “I am not going to put profits of Big Tobacco over the health of our children and our young people.” Read more: How to quit Juuling, according to addiction experts Tags Share your voice In response to Juul’s PR push to absolve itself for creating the youth e-cig epidemic (teen e-cig use spiked 78% last year), we’ve launched an ad campaign that tells the truth:Juul enticed kids with sweet flavors like mango and mint, then hooked them with a strong nicotine hit. pic.twitter.com/bQDreyn06f— Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (@TobaccoFreeKids) June 25, 2019 Juul controversy “Juul enticed kids with sweet flavors like mango, creme and mint, then hooked them with a strong nicotine hit,” the poster says. “Last year, teen e-cigarette use spiked 78%. It’s an epidemic.” Kwong said Juul has already taken “aggressive actions” to prevent underage purchasing of its products, like online age verification and its halting of sales of non-tobacco and non-menthol flavored pods across the nation last year. He also pointed to Juul shutting down its Facebook and Instagram accounts. The ordinance was also opposed by corner store owners, according to the Examiner, with the Small Business Commission arguing it’d cost $70 million in sales for the 738 businesses that sell vapes in San Francisco. Read more: Vaping might ruin your smile, permanentlyThe board of supervisors didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but CNET sister site CBS News said the ordinance now awaits Mayor London Breed’s signature and will take effect six months after that. Offending retailers could be fined $1,000. “San Francisco has never been afraid to lead,” City Attorney Dennis Herrera said. “Youth vaping is an epidemic. If the federal government is not going to act to protect our kids, San Francisco will.”  San Francisco in May was also the first city to ban its police officers from using facial recognition technology, citing a breach of citizens’ civil liberties. Culture Gadgets Politics Legalcenter_img The ordinance was introduced in March. It prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes that require, but have not received, FDA approval for marketing. The ban will create a “black market” for vapes, Ted Kwong, a Juul Labs spokesperson, told CNET in an emailed statement. Regulation rather than prohibition would be more effective, he said. “This full prohibition will drive former adult smokers who successfully switched to vapor products back to deadly cigarettes,” Kwong said. “In San Francisco, we are supporting efforts going forward to enact new strict regulation and enforcement.” Regulations could include mandatory electronic ID scanning to verify age, restricting bulk purchasing to prevent third-party reselling of vapes, city permits for online vape retailers and marketing restrictions, Juul suggested.The ordinance’s passage follows the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids earlier Tuesday tweeting a poster accusing Juul of “luring” children to use its products by offering flavors like mango and mint. Juul vaporizer: What is it, why are teens addicted and is it safe? How to quit Juuling, according to addiction experts Juul is shutting down on social media, halting retail orders for flavored pods Juul is giving users tools to help them quit its e-cigs 12 Photos 3 Meet the smart vapes: App-enabled vaporizers seek to cash in on cannabis Commentslast_img read more

Conditions for Egypts Morsi could lead to premature death Report

first_imgEgyptian president Mohamed MorsiDeposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is being detained in conditions that fail to meet international standards and could lead to his premature death, according to a report released Wednesday by three British lawmakers.Morsi, who has a history of ill-health including diabetes, liver and kidney disease, is not receiving the adequate medical care required, the members of parliament found.The parliamentarians — who formed an Independent Detention Review Panel — also highlighted that 66-year-old Morsi is kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, with just one hour for him to exercise alone.That could be classified as torture by the UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the panel noted.”Our conclusions are stark,” said panel chair Crispin Blunt MP, presenting the findings in London. “On his health, the denial of basic medical treatment to which he is entitled could lead to his premature death.”The whole overseeing chain of command up to the current president would have responsibility for this.”The panel requested to visit Morsi in prison to review detention and health conditions, but said it received no response from Egyptian authorities.The report was compiled using “all available testimonies”, including witness statements, reports by NGOs and evidence submitted independently, it added.Abdullah Morsi, Morsi’s son, who told the panel he has been denied access to the deposed president along with other relatives and his legal team, was quoted as saying in the statement that their “fears and concerns have been confirmed by the findings”.He called on the international community to condemn his father’s treatment and “push the Egyptian government to allow his family to visit, and for him to receive medical care”.”We do not want him to die in prison,” he added.Morsi was Egypt’s first democratically elected civilian president following the 2011 overthrow of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring uprisings.But his year in power proved deeply divisive and he was ousted by current president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, then the army chief, amid mass protests in 2013.last_img read more

100 Black Women Brunch

first_imgThe Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is sponsoring its annual brunch on Nov. 21 at the Ritz Carrolton, 1250 South Hayes Street from 11:30 a. m. – 3 p. m. Special guests will include Tisha Lewis of Fox 5, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and gospel artist Stephen Hurd. Tickets cost $75. Paid parking is available. For more information, email Shayna Jamison, ncbwnv@gmail.com or visit eventbrite.com.last_img

PS Vita TV is not coming to US or Europe

first_imgIf you were excited about the idea behind the PS Vita TV and you live in the US or Europe, you may have to start looking at what it will take to import one.Sony’s announced the PS Vita TV with very little in the way of theatrics, but the reaction was nothing short of explosive. A set top box that offered select PS Vita games that were playable with a DualShock 3 controller and access to digital streaming services for $100 is a win for everyone involved, not to mention instantly competing with the likes of Roku and Apple TV. The only thing that could possibly go wrong here is if Sony decided that they weren’t going to even try to sell the device in the US or Europe, and to instead focus on Japan, China, and South Korea.Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House recently spoke on the future of the PS Vita TV and explained that there are no current plans to bring Vita TV to the US or Europe, a curious decision considering the company isn’t planning to bring the PS4 to Japan until February of 2014.House explained that the Vita TV will be launched in Japan first since they have no clear leader in streaming media devices, and the hope is Sony would becomes that leader. With a strong foothold in Japan, Sony may decide to expand to other markets, but that is pure speculation at this point.It seems unlikely that Sony is concerned about the entrenched US market when it comes to streaming video services or some concern that the PS Vita TV would cannibalize PS Vita sales, but it is certainly possible. Sony is pushing quite hard to increase the adoption rate of the PS Vita in the US, having recently dropped the price of both the console and the memory cards alongside their push to use the Vita with the PS4 at launch.If we ever see the PS Vita TV on shelves in the US or Europe, it will be a long time from now it seems.last_img read more

Strength training may reduce diabetes risk

first_imgStrength training over a short time period may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people, a study has found. Researchers from University of Campinas in Brazil investigated the effects of strength-based exercise on liver fat accumulation, blood glucose regulation and markers of inflammation in obese mice. According to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology, strength training can reduce fat stores in the liver and improve blood glucose control in obese mice. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study reports that strength training over a short time-period, less than would be enough to change body fat composition in humans, was sufficient to reduce the accumulation of liver fat and improve regulation of blood glucose in obese mice. Obesity is a growing, global health epidemic that needs more effective intervention strategies to avoid debilitating complications including fatty liver disease and diabetes. Approximately 94 per cent of obese people are diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThis increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and its associated serious complications, including nerve and kidney damage. Although increased physical activity is a widely accepted method of improving health and aiding weight loss, the relative benefits of different types, durations and intensities of physical activities are still under much debate. A wealth of research has focussed on the benefits of energy-burning aerobic exercise, with the potential benefits of muscle-building strength and resistance training often neglected. For the study, obese mice were made to perform strength training over a short time-period, the equivalent of which in humans would not be enough to change their body fat composition. After this training the mice had less fatty livers, reduced levels of inflammatory markers and their blood glucose regulation was improved, despite no change in their overall body weight. “The fact that these improvements in metabolism occurred over a short time suggest that strength training can have positive effects on health and directly affect liver function and metabolism,” said Leandro Pereira de Moura from University of Campinas.last_img read more