first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MAIB Fatigue and conflicting views led to a collision between the bulk carrier Huayang Endeavour and the oil tanker Seafrontier in the Dover Strait in July 2017.The two Hong Kong-registered vessels collided on July 1, some 5 nautical miles to the west of Sandettie Bank. Both vessels were damaged in the collision but were able to proceed to nearby ports for damage assessment. The accident did not result in any injuries or pollution.UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) conducted an investigation into the incident, which identified that a very high frequency (VHF) radio conversation between the two vessels had resulted in the two bridge teams holding conflicting views as to what had been agreed regarding Huayang Endeavour overtaking Seafrontier. Subsequently, Seafrontier’s bridge team did not check for sea room astern before altering course, leading to a close quarter situation between the two vessels.In addition, Seafrontier’s master had been present on the bridge for over 14 hours and was probably suffering from fatigue, which was likely to have had an adverse effect on his decision making, the MAIB report shows.“Seafrontier’s master was operating within his maximum permitted working hours however he was probably experiencing fatigue which resulted in his decision making and reaction times being affected.”Additionally, the use of VHF to resolve the situation “was inappropriate as it did not allow sufficient time for effective action to be take, the language used was not precise or clear and it did not result in a shared plan.”Seafrontier’s bridge team did not monitor Huayang Endeavour’s manoeuvres after the VHF conversation and as they did not check for sea room before altering course, were unaware of the bulk carriers actual positionFollowing its internal investigation Huayang Endeavour’s manager has amended its procedures for the use of VHF for collision avoidance, and promulgated the lessons learned from this accident to its fleet, according to MAIB.The manager of Seafrontier, has also completed an internal investigation, and has taken a number of steps to train its personnel in bridge and crew resource management, review its procedures, and promulgated the lessons from this accident to its fleet.last_img read more

Rabat- Morocco’s Ministry in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad (MRE) has appointed attorneys to defend Moroccan seasonal workers who have reported they were sexually assaulted in Spain.The ministry will fund a number of Spanish and Moroccan lawyers to bring justice to the women who have complained of sexual assault by their employers and supervisors in Spain’s Huelva province.The ministry also stated that it had received several Moroccan NGOs, who pledged full support for the rape victims, and said its decision to entrust the case to the Spanish lawyers was in the framework of the legal cooperation between Morocco and Spain. Previously, Morocco’s Ministry of Employment had denied claims that Moroccan women working on Spanish farms were sexually assaulted.The ministry maintained that “no specific case of abuse or violation against Moroccan workers was found,” after it had sent a Moroccan-Spanish delegation to inquire about the women’s conditions on the Spanish farms.In January, Spain agreed to hire 10,400 Moroccan agricultural workers to pick strawberries and other berries for the April to June harvest season following a meeting between 18 representatives of agricultural firms and officials from the General Directorate for Migration.Several news outlets, including US-based online media company Buzzfeed News, Spain’s El Mundo, and El Pais have reported on the stories of Moroccan seasonal workers who said they were raped and insulted in Heluva.The MRE’s decision came after several Spanish and Moroccan women in Huelva protested the sexual assault against these women.The protesters rallied  in a march of solidarity on Sunday, June 17, holding banners which read “Work Without Sexual Slavery.” read more

The Thorold man convicted in the death of his grandson will be sentenced next month.Kody Smart died in July 2015. His grandfather, Brian Matthews was convicted of manslaughter for violently shaking the 13-month-old and causing his death.Matthews has maintained that a family dog is to blame.The Crown is asking for 10 to 12 years behind bars. The defence wants five years.On Monday, some of Smart’s family delivered victim impact statements.“Kody has been sentenced to an eternity,” step-grandfather Chris York said outside the St. Catharines courthouse. “He’ll [Brian] be out in 12 years at most if he’s sentenced to the maximum amount.”Kody’s family has filed a lawsuit against Family and Children’s Services Niagara for giving custody of the child to Matthews, who was convicted of abusing Kody’s father, Brett Smart in 1995.A judge will deliver Matthew’s sentence on May 24. read more

“We call upon all humanitarian partners in the health sector to adopt and disseminate this important guide, to help reduce suffering and increase the ability of adults and children with mental health needs to cope in humanitarian emergency settings,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the new guide’s forward.According to the guide, worldwide close to 80 million people are impacted by humanitarian emergencies arising from natural disasters and armed conflicts, such as those in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and more recently, Nepal. WHO said it estimates 5 to 10 per cent of these people suffer from a mental health condition such as depression as a result of the emergency but “rarely have access to specialized health workers trained in assessing and managing their conditions.”Dr. Mark Van Ommeren, WHO specialist on mental health in emergencies, told reporters in Geneva that the guide is important because the rates of mental discordance during emergencies had increased and also because when people are experiencing emergencies, they usually live far away from specialists.The new Mental Health Gap Humanitarian Intervention Guide is aimed at non-specialist health workers so that they can better identify, assess and manage mental health needs.Contents include modules on assessing and managing such conditions as acute stress, grief, moderate-severe depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, and harmful use of alcohol and drugs.In emergencies, most people, adults and children, experience grief and acute distress, but “emergencies also trigger conditions such as depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or prolonged grief disorder, that can severely undermine a person’s daily functioning,” according WHO.Mental health expert Dr. Pieter Ventevogel, of UNHCR noted that promoting and preserving mental health and psycho-social well-being was part of the agency’s mandate but often it was difficult to put it in practice for several reasons, including the refugee mental situations and the reduced number of mental health professionals available in the area.“The Guide is the tool which will enable general health workers to identify and manage the most important mental health issues in refugee settings,” Dr. Ventevogel said. “All the health agencies in emergencies [have been] called on to train their staff in the use of that tool and include mental health as part of the standard mental package.”WHO said the new guide will be used in Syria, where the four-year conflict has displaced more than 7.6 million people within the country and left an additional 4 million seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. read more

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. When the Duke replied that that the constitution ruled him out of regaining the throne after his abdication, the agent “remarked that the course of the war may produce changes even in the British constitution”.The agent reported that at that point “the duchess in particular became very thoughtful”.The German plotting amounted to nothing however and the telegrams detail increasingly desperate and unsuccessful German attempts to engineer the Duke staying in Europe.An August 12, 1953 memo from Mr Churchill to cabinet colleagues and marked Top Secret says he proposed “that publication be postponed for at least ten or twenty years”. Mr Churchill went on: “I feel sure your sense of justice and chivalry will make you wish to prevent the United States, by an official publication, from inflicting distress and injury upon one who has so long enjoyed their kindness and hospitality.“I hope you will join with me and the French Government, who I am also approaching, in refusing to allow the official publication of the telegrams or their revelation to anybody outside the secret circles.”Gen Eisenhower, replying on July 2 from the White House, said the documents had been examined in 1945 with the conclusion “there was no possible value to them, that they were obviously concocted with some idea of promoting German propaganda and weakening Western resistance, and that they were totally unfair to the Duke”.However Gen Eisenhower admitted he was not sure what he could do.Sir Winston conceded to the cabinet that postponing publication would cause anger in academic circles. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor The Duke of WindsorCredit:PA The telegrams between von Ribbentrop and his emissaries apparently outlined how they might discreetly sound out the Duke on his cooperation with Nazi Germany.In the summer of 1940, following the fall of France, the Duke and Duchess had taken refuge in Lisbon, the capital of neutral Portugal.The Germans plotted to detain him in Spain, by force if necessary, to prevent British officials taking him to safety in the Caribbean to take up his new appointment as Governor of the Bahamas.A July 11 telegram from Von Ribbentrop to Lisbon explains that “the Duke must be informed at the appropriate time in Spain that Germany on her side wishes for peace with the British people, that the Churchill clique is standing in the way of this, and that it would be a good thing if the Duke were to hold himself in readiness for further developments.“Germany is determined to compel England to make peace by the use of all methods and would be prepared in such an event to pave the way to the granting of any wish expressed by the Duke, in particular with respect to the ascension of the English throne by the Duke and Duchess.” The Duke of Windsor Sir Winston Churchill tried to suppress secret Second World War documents detailing a Nazi plot to offer the throne to the Duke of Windsor in the event of Britain’s defeat, newly released secret files disclose.The Prime Minister personally urged the French and US leaders to block publication of the captured German telegrams after the war, fearing they would “give pain to the Duke”.While he dismissed the documents as “German intrigues”, he feared they might cast doubt on the Duke’s loyalty.Details of Sir Winston’s fears are disclosed on Thursday with the publication of previously top secret files at the National Archives in Kew.The telegrams between Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi Germany’s foreign minister, and his ambassadors in Madrid and Lisbon over the summer of 1940 had been captured in Germany at the close of the war and kept secret.However Churchill learned in 1953 that they were due to be published by official historians the following year as part of an official academic programme by the victorious Allies to release key Nazi documents.center_img The Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) shakes hands with British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillCredit: Central Press The Duke and Duchess of WindsorCredit:Rex Features The Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII) shakes hands with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill He wanted the delay “on the grounds that these papers, tendentious and unreliable as they should undoubtedly be regarded, would give pain to the Duke of Windsor and leave an impression on the minds of those who read them entirely disproportionate to their historic value.”A June 27 note from Mr Churchill to the US President called the notes “a Nazi-German intrigue to entangle and compromise a Royal Prince who had been driven out of France and had taken refuge in Portugal.“If they were to be to be included in an official publication they might leave the impression that the Duke was in close touch with German Agents and was listening to suggestions that were disloyal.” He wrote to Gen Dwight Eisenhower urging him to halt publication. Mr Churchill was ultimately unsuccessful and the telegrams were released a few years later, but the papers released on Thursday disclose his efforts to block their release. A July 25 telegram from Germany’s Madrid ambassador reports that an unnamed agent of the Spanish Minister of Interior told the Duke not to head to the Bahamas and that the Duke “might yet be destined to play large part in British politics and possibly ascend the British throne”.last_img read more

Persons in the justice system, specifically in the Children’s Court, are expected to undergo training to be fully aware of how matters should be dealt with under the recently-passed Juvenile Justice Act.According to Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, since the Act was assented to, a Director and two Deputies have been appointed who would be responsible for ensuring the training is conducted, among other things.The Minister pointed out that under the new regime, all persons who work in the judicial system who would be dealing with youths must know how to treat them. The training for these workers, he explained, will be a joint effort.“The Act brings in a brand new regime under which juveniles must operate and all the ancillary other units like Prosecutors, other people who may be investigators; Judges, they will also have to know a thing or two about this regime and so there will be need for educating them and that is what I think the Chancellor will have to do so it would be a multiple effort, a multi-faceted effort that not only the Ministry of Public Security (will be involved in), but also the Judiciary and the Magistracy,” he said.It was just recently that the Minister spoke of the need for Police Officers to not only be trained but properly sensitised to be able to handle youths who would have committed criminal offences.He revealed that a manual is being drafted to guide the general conduct of Officers when handling youths who have committed criminal offences.“You have to give special treatment to children who are underage. Now that the Juvenile Justice Act was passed, apparently some of these Policemen do not know (about it), and, of course, we have to get our Policemen all over to know,” he said.According to him, the necessary training for ranks has already begun, but he explained that the Police Training College would be incorporating the Act, with the development of a manual to guide the ranks’ conduct.The manual, he said, is being developed with the aid of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The Juvenile Justice Bill was passed in April 2018. The draft bill was conceived in 2004 under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration, with support and input from UNICEF.The first Juvenile Court was later opened in Guyana back in November 2018, with plans being announced to launch two more in Berbice and Essequibo later this year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt plans to construct juvenile courts throughout Guyana- RamjattanOctober 2, 2018In “latest news”First Juvenile Court declared open; more to be established in 2019October 31, 2018In “latest news”Children’s Court to be established after passage of new Juvenile Offences Bill – Acting ChancellorFebruary 21, 2018In “latest news” read more

first_imgRuthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells; new, durable antibacterial coatings of nano-composites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to improve the hygiene of sportswear, and used in medicine, will reduce the rate of infections and shorten the times of in-patient hospital admissions.How do you speed up wound healing? How do you shorten the minimum in-patient stay in hospital and cut down the associated cost? Here’s one answer: dressings with antibacterial coatings, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw. The new method of producing nano-composite antibacterial coatings is universal and can be used to modify the surfaces of various materials. After modification, the materials exhibit excellent antiseptic properties, whilst remaining very friendly to human cells. The coatings’ usefulness is not limited to the field of medicine: they can be used, for example, to improve the level of hygiene of everyday items of clothing such as socks, insoles, sports underwear, etc., as well as in the production of sportswear. Their mass use is favoured by the fact that the nano-composite coatings from the IPC PAS arise in a fast and cost-effective process.The new antibacterial coatings are prepared in solutions of boron compounds containing colloidal nanoparticles of gold. After the introduction of the agent causing polymerization, gold nano-composites are deposited on the surface of the object immersed in the colloid within a dozen or so minutes. The linking with the substrate is of a chemical nature, so it is considerably stable.Depending on the amount of deposited nano-composite, the modified materials can vary in colour from light pink, through violet, to dark navy.Although gold is not the cheapest of materials, its nano-composite coatings are stable and do not undergo degradation during laundering in detergents. Repeated laboratory tests of the antiseptic properties of the new coatings have been carried out with, among others, E. coli and Staph. aureus, i.e. both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Tests have shown that after 12 hours the number of bacteria of both types decreased by as much as 90%.“Medicine is becoming more and more effective by the day. However, despite this fact, problems with bacterial infections are common in clinical practice. Patients with such complications usually require admission to hospital for up to two weeks longer than the normal patient. Not only do people suffer, but also the cost associated with hospitalization runs into thousands and millions of dollars. Dressings with our coatings could significantly reduce these problems,” says Dr. Katarzyna Wybrańska (IPC PAS).What surprised researchers working on the new antibacterial coatings most was that they turned out to be harmless to human cells. This feature arises from the fact that, in contrast to other similar antibacterial solutions, such as impregnation with silver nanoparticles, the antibacterial action of the new coatings does not involve the release of toxic substances to the outside, but the direct contact of bacteria with the modified surface. The nano-composite itself is not released from the material or the dressing, so that it can act as an antibacterial for longer and without harming the body. Many months of tests of the gold nano-composite coatings, conducted on four human cell lines, have not to date shown any harmful effects. Cell cultures, which often degrade after a dozen or so days under laboratory conditions, developed normally and not only did human cells not avoid cotton wool fibres coated with the gold nano-composite, they even grew on them.“Usually, what is toxic to bacteria is also harmful to us. However, our nano-composites are very friendly to human cells,” stresses Wybrańska.The unique properties of the new coatings pave the way for interesting applications. Dr. hab. Marcin Fiałkowski, professor at the IPC PAS, observes: “The demand for biomedical products with proven antiseptic properties and a lack of toxicity to human cells is great. Therefore, we are thinking of using our nano-composites in the production of hydrogel dressings. Another potential area of application is associated with the scaffolds used for cell and tissue culture.”The innovative nature of the antimicrobial coatings of gold nano-composites has been confirmed in the several patent applications submitted by researchers from the IPC PAS.Research on the coatings, carried out in cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, was funded by a grant from the TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, and work on their commercial applications is currently being developed under the IMPULS FPS program.last_img read more

One of the best right wing during last ten years in Europe, Mirza Dzomba, after three years in C.O Zagreb going to Poland! A new club of 33 years old left handed player, who won with Croatia gold medal at WC in Portugal (2003.) and Olympic Games in Athens (2004.) is Polish champion, Vive Targi Kielce.Kielce made huge progress with good result in CL, where they played in 1/8 final. Coach is Bogdan Wenta, who is also a national coach of strong Poland national team.In his career, Dzomba played for local Zamet, C.O Zagreb, Fotex Vezsprem and win CL title with Ciudad Real before he came back to Croatia. ← Previous Story Serbia and Montenegro without Champions League! Next Story → WC qualifying matches all around Europe!

← Previous Story Pan American road to Qatar 2015: First victories for Brasil and Argentina Next Story → BREAKING NEWS: HSV REMAIN IN BUNDESLIGA! The qualification game between Slovenia and Ukraine that took place in Slovenia had rather ugly fight between the players of these two teams. The EHF have finally issued fines following the proceedings opened after the game. Slovenian Federation has been fined 10,000 EUR for failing to maintain security and good order during the match, while both teams are fined 5,000 EUR for unsportsmanlike conduct of their players. EHFgandbolhandballrokometSloveniaukraine

first_imgIt’s only been about five months since the HTC One X %displayPrice% at %seller% started arriving on store shelves, but it appears as though an update is just around the corner. The modestly-tweaked HTC One X+ has been spotted by two different sources — one that managed to snap a picture of an upcoming O2 advertisement and another that actually photographed the phone itself.From the specs revealed by the ad, not much is changing in the One X+. Its quad-core processor is getting a bump from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz, which should certainly help make things a little snappier. Internal storage is being doubled, from 32GB to 64GB. The One X+ will also be shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed — the original One X is slated to receive the upgrade some time next month. The rear-facing camera holds steady at 8 megapixels, Beats Audio obviously remains intact, and you’ll still get 25GB of Dropbox space to store files in the cloud. You can also see HTC’s trademark charging cradle contacts dotting the polycarbonate backside of the phone.When the One X+ goes on sale at O2, it’s going to sell for £479 on the carrier’s Pay & Go deal (just under £400 with tax stripped out). That seems like a pretty decent price for a top-end smartphone: the 16GB iPhone 5 sells for £549 from O2. Converted directly, the One X+ would sell at about $649 Stateside, but that would price it on par with the iPhone 5. It’s more likely that HTC would aim for a more proportionate figure like $549 — especially when the One X can currently be had for $499 off-contract.More at GSM Arena and Pocket Lintlast_img read more

first_imgLiberal backbencher Sophie Mirabella is embroiled in a legal battle with the family of her former de facto partner,Colin Howard, over his will. Howard, who passed away on September 2, had made Mirabella power of attorney, medical and financial but his children are planning to contest this. In 1994, when Sophie Mirabella was 26-years-old, then Panopoulos, she began a defacto relationship with a Howard, who was 40 years older than her. The former crown counsel for Victoria was said to be the inspiration of her political career and supported her financially and emotionally. Howard remained close with Mirabella even when she was married Greg Mirabella, a former army reserve officer. Around 2007, Howard’s mental state began to deteriorate and his children became increasingly suspicious of Mirabella’s relationship with their father. Mirabella has since refused to comment on this issue and read this statement to The Australian: “It is less than 12 days since Dr Howard was buried and no application has been made to obtain grant of probate of his will. There is no public interest in denigrating the memory of a private man.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img ‘The Batman’ Will Hit the Big Screen in 2021 Without Ben AffleckBest Gifts for ‘Daredevil’ Fanatics Stay on target It has been quite the past few weeks for WB Studios. But it looks like we finally have an official director to helm their next standalone Batman feature. Warner Bros has announced that Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield and War of the Planet of the Apes will take over directing duties on the upcoming Batman project. Reeves recently had this to share about the announcement.“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.” It has also been stated that Reeves will produce the Batman feature. Warner Brothers President Toby Emmerich hot on the heels of the announcement had this to say:“We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate,” added Toby Emmerich, President of Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “Matt’s deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide the Dark Knight through this next journey.”Also in the running for the directorial spot was Ridley Scott and Don’t Breath’s Fede Alvarez. It was ultimately Reeves who was the studio’s first choice when Ben Affleck stepped down from directing the project a few weeks ago. Things between Affleck and Warner basically fell apart in the early stages of development. It now looks as if things are back on track for the Bat-Camp. Although, interestingly enough, Ben Affleck’s name was not mentioned at all in any of the press releases.With complex announcements like this one, it’s honestly just giving Matt Reeves his time to shine as a director coming into the DC Universe itself. Ben Affleck is still signed on to play the Dark Knight and has been working closely with Geoff Jones penning a script. Affleck even posted this shot from The Batcave on his own Twitter account about an hour ago.Also moving forward in the Bat-Universe, The Lego Batman Movie director, Chris McKay has been pegged to direct the stand alone Nightwing film. For those who are not familiar with the character, Nightwing is the second superhero persona of the Dark Knight’s sidekick, Dick Grayson. But you may remember him best as simply Robin.So despite the past few bumps in the DC cinematic universe road, it looks as if things in Gotham are ramping back up and are ready to take flight very soon. We’ll see Ben Affleck dawn the dark cowl once more in Justice League, coming to theaters November 17th.last_img read more

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first_img Videos Articles Twitter Could be true as far as Kurt knows though and he’s generalizing it seems. The word you is quite ambiguous as used here. Doesn’t mean you can’t buy what he’s saying as much as you don’t believe WWE does it with one wrestler who may have a verbal agreement with Vince (which is wrong) that as a part-timer he isn’t subject to the same rules as everyone else. Still, to your point, doesn’t make it right! Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Unfortunately…most all wellness or even court based testing programs are full of loop holes. Finding loop holes is based on who can afford to pay for the persons that are adapt at legal law. But I do think that ones own integrity is also on the line…and there is no integrity in looking for loop holes or creating advantages by knowing how to manipulate policies, i.e. wwe says; we are a separate “entertainment company” therefore Lesners issues with athletics isn’t enforced here. It appears to me that all parties involved with these types of manipulations are a Sham…and that it simply is a Sham when greed is the motivator. Nice thread CZ and Colby Charlotte on Ric Flair health scareYahoo Sports sat down with WWE star Charlotte Flair to discuss the health scare involving her father Ric Flair last month and why she knew things were very serious.You can check it out below courtesy of Yahoo.”I just couldn’t fathom him not being OK and him not being here anymore.”@MsCharlotteWWE opens up about @RicFlairNatrBoy’s health scare— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 28, 2017Kurt Angle on WWE’s drug testingFox Sports Australia is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle where he discusses his return to the company and addresses if he is part of the company’s Talent Wellness Policy now that he is back on television.“I haven’t taken the physical to wrestle but the drug testing — I’m part of that. I’m a talent on TV. Although they don’t treat me as a wrestler, if you’re a talent, you’re involved in everything. You can get drug tested at any point in time.”Angle was also asked if he expects to return to the ring for WWE.“I would say I will most likely wrestle. I have not taken a physical yet. I’m basically waiting on the boss. It’s up to Vince McMahon. I would imagine I will. I’d imagine the storyline is going to go somewhere with Jason Jordan, so I’m just being patient and enjoying the general manager job. Hopefully, eventually I’ll get back to wrestling.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 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 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next October 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands September 30, 2017 at 1:46 am Ronda Rousey Thank you but my problem with this “part time performer” exception to WWE’s “wellness program” isn’t that it’s a loophole; it’s something they just made up on the fly to excuse only Lesnar. WWE may be an entertainment company but the career-threatening injuries the wrestlers get from drugged up part timers is real, like the split skull Lesnar gave to Randy Orton. This tells me that UFC, a real athletic organization, cares more about its fighters & its own integrity than WWE does. As far as WWE goes, its own rules really are a sham when greed is the motivator. TheCyberZon 6 COMMENTS WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match October 1, 2017 at 12:27 pmcenter_img New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair Colby WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location September 30, 2017 at 8:29 am delos56 TheCyberZon October 1, 2017 at 3:39 am October 2, 2017 at 3:48 am delos56 “Although they don’t treat me as a wrestler, if you’re a talent, you’re involved in everything. You can get drug tested at any point in time.”Sorry Kurt, not buying it. Oh I’m sure they do drug test you & most everyone else but their preferential treatment of Roid Assner proved over a year ago that WWE’s “wellness program” is a sham. They drug test who they want and look the other way for those on Vince’s personal special list. Becky Lynch Facebook But Assner’s 1 year suspension from UFC for his drug violation while still being able to compete at SummerSlam was well-known public information so surely Kurt must know about it. To me, he comes across as a company guy putting over the wellness program that we all now know to be a sham. Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Ok…I get it and agree with ya. Thanks CZ! WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) last_img read more

first_imgPort District, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach to file suit over Tijuana river sewage March 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: sewage, sewage spills, tijuana river FacebookTwitter Posted: March 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe San Diego Unified Port District, the City of Imperial Beach and the City of Chula Vista have filed suit against the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission.It alleges federal inaction regarding the tens of millions of gallons of sewage that has flowed into the U.S., resulting in beach closures due to water safety concerns.Port Commissioner Dan Malcolm came to Good Morning San Diego to discuss the lawsuit. last_img read more

first_imgMore than half (58%) of employer respondents do not have salary information available across roles and genders, according to research by Totaljobs.Its survey of 4,700 employees and 145 employers also found that 82% of employer respondents are not reviewing their gender equality or equal pay policy ahead of the introduction of gender pay gap reporting this month (April 2017).The research also found:32% of employer respondents are not reviewing salaries across genders to safeguard against pay discrimination.53% of employer respondents feel very confident that salaries are equal across men and women in their workforce.44% of female employee respondents believe men and women receive equal pay, compared to 58% of male employee respondents.23% of female employee respondents believe men are paid more for the same role.75% of female employee respondents do not feel comfortable asking for a higher salary.75% of female employee respondents expect a higher salary if they move roles.John Salt (pictured), director at Totaljobs, said: “Gender pay gap information reporting is a fantastic step taken by the government to address the issue of gender pay inequality and encourage employers to explore necessary reforms for a fair and inclusive remuneration structure. It’s imperative that we act now, especially when our research showed 51% of employers don’t coach or prepare their management on equal pay and gender equality.“The remuneration decision-making process needs to be made more transparent; pay decisions should not be kept to the confines of top management and board meetings. Our research found 26% of men and 31% of women don’t know how their [organisation] makes decisions on salary and pay rises. This information should be readily available. This legislation forcing the review of pay structures could be the internal reflection organisations need to avoid future discrimination and effect positive cultural change.”last_img read more

first_imgRam Charan kissing Pawan KalyanSuperstar Ram Charan is least bothered about the embarrassing defeat of his uncle, star Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, as he thanked the supporters.Jana Sena Party contested in 140 out of 175 Assembly constituencies but has won just one seat. Pawan Kalyan contested from two constituencies – Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram, but was defeated in both the seats. He also fielded candidates including his brother Nagendra Babu in some Lok Sabha constituencies across Andhra Pradesh, but could not win even a single seat.A lot has been spoken and written about JSP’s poor performance, but Pawan Kalyan has been silent. His nephew Ram Charan wrote on Facebook, “Great Leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference!! It’s never about the ROLE It’s all about the GOAL!!! I Thank each of our supporters for your unconditional service towards Pawan Kalyan garu and Jana Sena Party #APElections2019″Ram Charan’s father Chiranjeevi had launched his own political outfit called Praja Rajyam party in 2007. This party had contested the general elections in 2009 and won 18 assembly seats. Pawan Kalyan had heavily campaigned for this party during those days and his participation had made a huge difference for it. Ram Charan with Pawan KalyanTwitterNow, everyone is comparing the results of the Jana Sena Party with Praja Rajyam party and trying to figure out the reason for its embarrassing loss in the 2019 elections. Chiranjeevi’s party had polled 18 percent votes, whereas Jana Sena Party has registered 7.03 percent. What is interesting about it is that Pawan Kalyan has managed this number without the support of Chiranjeevi.During the campaign, Pawan Kalyan had been struggling to give time to every candidate of his party. His party workers had requested him to bring in Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan and other members of the family. But they had distanced themselves from the campaigning of the Jana Sena Party. If Chiranjeevi had extended his support, it would have really made a huge difference for the star.last_img read more

first_imgA policeman carries a young girl as he wades through a flooded street in Cagayan City on 22 December 2017, after the Cagayan River swelled caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Tembin. AFPThe death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines has risen to 74, officials said Saturday, with concerns the figure could rise as dozens remained missing.Tropical Storm Tembin struck Mindanao, the archipelago nation’s second-largest island on Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides that have since erased a remote village from the map.The Philippines is pummelled by 20 major storms each year on average, many of them deadly. But Mindanao, home to 20 million people, is rarely hit by these cyclones.Floodwaters started ebbing over the island on Saturday, authorities said, adding that more than 12,000 of its 20 million residents have now fled their homes.Police reported 19 deaths in the mountain village of Dalama near Tubod town, and 26 others in surrounding towns and cities of Lanao del Norte province, one of the hardest-hit areas.“The river rose and most of the homes were swept away. The village is no longer there,” Tubod police officer Gerry Parami told AFP by telephone.Police, soldiers and volunteers used shovels to dig through mud and debris in a bid to recover bodies in the farming village of about 2,000 people, Parami added.Elsewhere, boulders brought down by flash floods buried around 40 houses in the town of Piagapo, killing at least 10 people, civil defence officer Saripada Pacasum of Lanao del Sur province said.“We’ve sent rescuers but they’re making little progress due to the rocks,” he said, adding the storm had killed eight other people elsewhere in Lanao del Sur.Reports of more deaths were slowly trickling in from other parts of the island, which is experiencing power and communication outages due to the storm.An area of particular concern was the impoverished Zamboanga peninsula, with Mindanao local television saying at least three towns there were hit by floods.Five people were confirmed killed and 25 missing after flood waters submerged part of Sibuco town, while three others were killed in landslides in a nearby province, officials said.“It is possible that they disregarded the warning of the local government” about the flooding risks, Sibuco mayor Norbideiri Edding told Manila radio station DZMM.“We’re hoping that they are still alive,” he said of the missing.Three people were meanwhile killed by landslides in the mountainous province of Bukidnon, police said.Tembin struck less than a week after the devastating Tropical Storm Kai-Tak left 54 dead and 24 missing in the central Philippines.The deadliest typhoon to hit the country was Haiyan, which killed thousands and destroyed entire towns in heavily populated areas of the central Philippines in November 2013.Tembin was forecast to smash into the tip of the western island of Palawan late Saturday, the state weather service said.last_img read more

first_img Now that the Model 3 has reached its promised $35,000 price point, Tesla is turning its marketing attention to what comes next. Yesterday, Elon Musk officially unveiled the next vehicle to join the Tesla range in the form of the Model Y.As The Verge reports, the Model Y is a compact SUV which Musk describes as roomier than a Model 3 while being less imposing than a Model X. It’s expected to achieve a five-star crash test rating and will eventually be offered as four model options: Standard Range, Long Range, Dual Motor AWD, and Performance. Inside looks very similar to the Model 3 while offering 66 cubic feet of storage space.The Standard Range model will be the cheapest at $39,000 and offers a range of 230 miles, 120mph top speed, and a 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds. However, it won’t be available until Spring 2021. The other three models are all expected to launch in Fall 2020, though.The Long Range model is the next cheapest coming in at $47,000. It offers a 300 mile range, 130mph top speed, and 5.5 second 0-60 time. The Dual Motor AWD model will cost $51,000, has a range of 280 miles, top speed of 135mph, and 4.8 second 0-60 time. Finally, there’s the Performance model which will cost $60,000. It boasts a range of 280 miles, a top speed of 150mph, and a 0-60 time of just 3.5 seconds.With up to seven seats and a battery placed very low in the chassis to allow for an SUV that feels quite sporty, the Model Y could prove very popular. As with previous Tesla launches, though, getting one may prove difficult initially depending on how quickly the manufacturing lines can ramp up. We have to assume Tesla learned a lot from the Model 3 launch. 2 min read March 15, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more

first_imgWhat if gay filmmaker Pedro Almodovar had made Brokeback Mountain? ‘More sex’ Heath Ledger almost lost Brokeback Mountain role because he ‘wasn’t macho enough’We need to talk about bi erasure in media: ever heard of the Unicorn Scale?Dustin Lance Black tells agents deliberately closeting actors: ‘Open your eyes’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- ‘Nobody wanted to do it,’ Van Sant told IndieWire.He was working on the film and envisioned ‘a really strong cast, like a famous cast’. So who did he ask? The usual suspects, as he calls them: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ryan Phillippe.They all turned the film down, however, for ‘various reasons, as confirmed by the film’s producer, Diana Ossana.‘Casting Ennis in particular was the ultimate hurdle,’ she further said.The role of Ennis eventually went to Ledger, but even then it was an uphill battle.Earlier this year, Ossanna also revealed that she and co-writer Larry McMurtry had to fight for Ledger. The reason? The studio felt Ledger wasn’t ‘macho enough’.Gyllenhaal eventually took on the role of Twist, and together the pair created an unforgettable film. It would go on as one of Ledger’s best roles, earning him a Best Actor nomination, before his untimely death in 2008. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx, the film follows two men who herd sheep in the mountains of Wyoming. They embark on a starcrossed affair, which lasts over the course of 20 years.Ang Lee became the film’s director following Van Sant and won himelf the Oscar for Best Director. Ultimately, it was nominated for eight Oscars and won three. It famously — and controversially — lost out on Best Picture to Crash.More from Gay Star News‘That’s how much he loved me’: Jake Gyllenhaal shares sweet story about Heath Ledger Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The eventual stars of the movie | Photo: IMDB/Focus Features Original director for the Oscar-winning movie Brokeback Mountain, Gust Van Sant, revealed Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal were not the first actors approached to star in the film. Brokeback Mountain is becoming a stage play eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more