The Prince of Wales challenged global business leaders to “help save the world” at a sustainability summit last week.The Prince of Wales at the Accounting for Sustainability Annual ForumCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/Speaking at the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Summit, His Royal Highness said there would be dire consequences if the current state of affairs continued.“Frankly, the older I get the more and more anxious I become – no matter which way you look at it, the sums just do not add up,” he said.The Prince assured the audience that he had done his part for sustainability by walking to the summit before setting out the steps the finance and accounting community need to take over the coming decade.While he began by stressing the fact that he was not an accountant, The Prince said: “I presume you are not just here out of curiosity as to what I might say next, so I hope I can call on your help to take forward the good work that has been done so far and find ways to make sustainability part of the DNA of every finance leader and accountant on the planet.”Around 250 senior figures from major corporations and future finance leaders, including British supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer, attended the event at the Institute Of Directors in Pall Mall, London.The Prince told the room: “Go out and seek to convince your peers. In this regard, the team of accountants at A4S has highlighted some rather interesting numbers to me.“I understand – and I assume a team of accountants must be right – that if every one of you here in the room today manages to convince just five others to start accounting for sustainability, and then each one of them engages another five each year, in five years’ time we could reach all of the three million accountants in the world!“However, I hate to tell you that for obvious reasons five years is too long – so each of you needs to rush out and convince 10. And then accountants really will be helping to save the world.”The Prince hosted his A4S summit to celebrate its 10th anniversary and the progress it has made since its inception.John Rogers, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Sainsbury’s, said he hoped the summit would create genuine results. He said: “We’ve got some very real, practical tools we would like take forward.”A spokeswoman for the Project said that, historically, accountants have “very much been focused on the financial”.She said: “Increasingly they are looking more and more about how the environmental and social issues can be applied… to really understand how they can look at the link between those different issues and understand what they can do differently”.Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman of A4S, said at the summit: “Over the 10 years since our launch we have worked to dispel the idea that there has to be a choice between making money on one hand and ‘doing the right thing’ on the other.“Making business decisions which are designed to build resilient business models will inevitably lead to a more sustainable economy. However time is not on our side. We have achieved a lot in 10 years but there is still a great deal of work to do.”Source:www.princeofwales.gov.uk
By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally warned NATO’s secretary general to keep the alliance out of the Arctic or risk increasing tensions with Russia, according to “confidential” U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by APTN National News that also reveal American diplomats believe the prime minister is more bark than bite on northern sovereignty.During a Jan. 13, 2010, chat following an Ottawa lunch session, Harper “cautioned” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen that the alliance had no “role” in the Arctic and warned continued attempts by some member nations to involve NATO in the region would increase tensions with Russia, one cable said.Harper told Rasmussen that the push for NATO’s involvement in the Arctic was coming from nations who wanted to exert their influence in a region where “they don’t belong,” the cable said.Climate change induced thawing of the Arctic has triggered speculation that a scramble by nations to get a piece of the resource-rich region could lead to conflict, requiring NATO involvement.A separate cable on the Harper government’s Arctic focus, however, concluded that the prime minister’s strong Arctic sovereignty rhetoric was purely for domestic political purposes since it was rarely followed by concrete action. The same cable also said Canada could do little to assert its interests in the Arctic without U.S. help.APTN National News obtained hundreds of confidential and secret U.S. diplomatic cables from whistleblower website WikiLeaks.CBC-Radio Canada also obtained the same batch of cables.WikiLeaks also recently dumped over 2,000 unclassified diplomatic cables on its website.A gathering of Arctic Council member countries is set to begin Thursday in Nuuk, Greenland. Canada, the U.S., Russia, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark are scheduled to meet and sign an international search-and-rescue treaty and see Sweden take over as council chair. Canada will take over the chair in 2013.Canada will be represented by Nunavut Conservative MP Leona Aglukkaq, who was health minister in the previous Harper government, in place of defeated former foreign affairs minister Lawrence Cannon. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is also expected to attend.Harper sees the Arctic Council, which is not geared for military matters, as the primary vehicle to deal with issues between Arctic-bordering nations, according to the cable describing Harper’s conversation with Rasmussen.“PM Harper contended that it is not like Antarctic, in that the Arctic is inhabited and largely delineated by defined national territory,” the Jan. 20, 2010 cable said. “It should not be a center for future conflict; practical issues such as search and rescue are addressed by the Arctic Council.”Harper said he doubted Arctic-bordering nations would ever engage in a shooting war, according to the cable.He said the push for NATO involvement in the region was coming from alliance members who were acting in their own interest to exert influence in a place far from their current reach, according to the cable.“He commented that there is no likelihood of Arctic states going to war, but that some non-Arctic members favoured a NATO role in the Arctic because it would afford them influence in an area where ‘they don’t belong,’” the cable said.Robert Huebert, University of Calgary’s associate director of military and strategic studies, said Harper was either alluding to the European Union’s Arctic ambitions or France and Britain.“Really, he is referring to the EU, that is my reading…he is doing multi-level diplomacy, letting people know he is pissed off with them,” said Huebert, one of the leading experts on Canadian Arctic security and sovereignty. “If not, then probably the French…the British have also been pretty assertive, but not to same degree as the French.”The EU has tried and failed to get permanent observer status on the Arctic Council, and will likely make another attempt during the latest meeting, said Huebert. China is also looking at permanent observer status.“I don’t see the Canadians seeing any upside to having increased European participation. There are enough Europeans that have the Arctic border,” said Huebert. “The Europeans and the EU, as it develops its Arctic policies, are increasingly in opposition to Canadian interests.”The thawing Arctic and the gradual opening up of the Northwest Passage will allow easier access to previously unreachable resources and senior NATO officials, including former secretary general Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, have said this could force NATO to play a role.Last October, Adm. James Stavridis, supreme NATO allied commander for Europe, told the Guardian that the thawing of the Arctic could lead to conflict.His comments came as academics gathered for a NATO-sponsored conference on “Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean” at Cambridge University, which Huebert also attended.Much of NATO’s Arctic-conflict musings swirl around Russia’s stake in the region amid a looming dash for resources.Harper told Rasmussen that he did not believe that Russia had any claim to a “sphere of influence,” but that it was important NATO keep an “open door” policy, the cable said.Harper also told Rasmussen that Canada had a “good working relationship” with Russia on the Arctic, and NATO would just make things worse.“According to PM Harper… a NATO presence could backfire by exacerbating tensions,” the cable said.In a separate cable, sent a day after the cable outlining the Harper’s discussion with Rasmussen, U.S. ambassador David Jacobson wrote that the prime minister’s rhetoric on “Arctic sovereignty” was little more than talk and primarily aimed at attracting votes.Tracing the birth of the use of the Arctic as a handy political weapon to former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin’s dust-up with Denmark over Hans Island, Jacobson wrote that Harper has consistently used it as a campaign issue.“The persistent high public profile which this government has accorded ‘Northern Issues’ and the Arctic is, however, unprecedented and reflects the PM’s views that ‘the North has never been more important to our country,’ although, one could perhaps paraphrase to state ‘the North has never been more important to our Party,’” wrote Jacobson, in the Jan. 21, 2010 cable.Jacobson also notes that some of Harper’s more big ticket, 2006 election promises on the Arctic, such as the armed ice breaker and underwater ocean sensors, have yet to come to fruition. He speculates that this likely reveals a gap between words and actual intentions.“That the PM’s public stance on the Arctic may not reflect his private, perhaps more pragmatic, priorities, however, was evident in fact that during several hours together with Ambassador Jacobson on January 7 and 8, which featured long and wide-ranging conversations, the PM did not once mention the Arctic,” the cable said.Huebert said the government could be making a decision on the ocean sensors as early as this summer.Jacobson goes on to write that Canada has little leverage anyway on the Arctic without the American’s backing.“Canada places great import on its Arctic partnership with the United States…Not only is that partnership materially significant for Canada, which benefits greatly from American resources invested in Arctic science and in defense infrastructure, but also Canada has much to gain from leveraging the status and standing of the United States,” the cable said.“If the two countries can find bilateral common-ground…the chance for Canadian success is much greater than going it alone against the interests of other countries or groups of countries.”Huebert said Canada needs to increase its investment in the Arctic if it wants to avoid being seen as a “paper tiger” by the Americans and the world community.“If Canada is going to say that Canada has control of the Arctic, you have to have the ability to back it up,” he firstname.lastname@example.orgThe CablesDownload (PDF, Unknown)Download (PDF, Unknown)
But it also identified potential long-term market access solutions that could include more oilsands bitumen upgrading and reversing existing import pipelines.Unfortunately, none of those ideas works as a meaningful short-term alternative to new pipelines _ and they face many of the same speed bumps _ says NEB chief economist Jean-Denis Charlebois.“Fundamentally, what this would require is regulatory approvals and significant capital investments because those things cannot occur overnight,” he said in an interview.“First the economics have to be there … then those alternatives need to go through a regulatory process.”A dearth of investment dollars for traditional drilling in Western Canada means there are also fewer dollars available for developing creative options, said Kevin Birn, a vice-president with IHS Energy in Calgary.“I think you will have some creativity but if you really want creativity, they’ve got to see a future for investment in Western Canada,” he said. Here’s a closer look at some pipeline alternative solutions.The diluent dilemmaRaw bitumen at room temperature has the consistency of peanut butter. Below freezing, it’s as hard as a hockey puck.To make it flow in a pipeline, producers mix as many as three barrels of light oil “diluent” for every seven barrels of bitumen _ if one can eliminate or reduce the diluent, it frees up room in the pipeline.In January, the Alberta government announced a $440-million loan guarantee to help Value Creation Inc. build a $2-billion upgrader that would convert diluted bitumen into medium synthetic crude and diesel, both capable of flowing undiluted in a pipeline. The facility is the first in line for up to $1 billion in provincial incentives for partial upgraders, but it isn’t expected to be operating until at least 2022.A report prepared for the province in 2017 suggested that a 100,000-barrel-per-day partial upgrading facility could add $10 to $15 of value to each barrel of bitumen. The report listed 10 pre-commercial technologies that have been tested or proposed for deployment in Alberta.Any plan to reduce diluent must consider the impact on U.S. customers, who have configured their refineries to use diluted bitumen, said Birn.He added diluent will still be needed to deliver the bitumen from the field to the partial upgrader, which means diluent recovery units likely also will need to be built.New technologyNo diluent at all would be required with a new technology to mix and coat bitumen with recycled plastic and form it into solid pucks for shipping in ordinary railcars or shipping containers.An oil company affiliated with the tiny Heart Lake First Nation in northern Alberta is building a $50-million pilot plant to test the “CanaPux” product developed by Canadian National Railway Co.But it’s not known when a commercial facility would follow.Pipeline efficiencyReducing the demand for diluent in Canada could help Enbridge decide on the option to convert its Southern Lights pipeline _ used to import U.S. condensate diluent into Canada _ into a crude oil export pipeline with capacity of about 150,000 bpd, possibly by 2023.Meanwhile, the operator of the biggest oil export pipeline network in Canada is getting creative as it looks at using drag reducing agents inside the pipe and redirecting some downstream U.S. injections to open up long-haul capacity for Western Canada, along with low-cost pipeline and pumping station upgrades.It thinks it could add another 50,000 to 100,000 bpd of incremental export space by mid-year and is studying a potential 450,000 bpd of throughput optimization initiatives.Crude-by-railRail exports rose to a record of over 350,000 bpd in December before falling in January and February after Alberta imposed production cuts to reduce storage and open up space on pipelines.They are on the rise again as Alberta loosens its production quotas and Imperial Oil Ltd. restarts rail shipments it stopped in February.Crude shipped by rail often contains diluent but the NEB notes more oil can be put in each car if the oil isn’t diluted _ although that requires the use of cars that can be heated at the destination dock to drain the bitumen.Meanwhile, Alberta’s NDP government is pressing ahead with plans to add locomotives and railcars to move 120,000 barrels per day of crude, starting at the end of the year _ although the opposition United Conservative Party has vowed to kill the order if it wins the provincial election this week. CALGARY, A.B. – News that permitting issues in the U.S. would delay Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline project until the middle of 2020 instead of late this year means that yet another boost in oil export capacity has been kicked down the road.With both the Trans Mountain expansion and Keystone XL pipeline projects in court limbo, attention is turning to alternative ideas to expand Canada’s ability to continue to get its oil to market.In a report to Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi last month, the National Energy Board said current pipeline capacity is fully utilized and crude-by-rail infrastructure is operating at or near capacity.
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say lab tests have confirmed African swine fever has caused the deaths of pig herds in at least seven villages near Manila and adds a multi-agency body will be set up to ensure the highly contagious disease would not spread further.Agriculture Secretary William Dar said Monday that 16 of 20 blood samples sent to a British lab tested positive for the disease but further tests were needed to ascertain the virulence of the virus. More than 7,000 pigs have been culled in farms in villages in two provinces feared to have been hit by the by viral infection.The Philippines is the latest country to be hit by the disease that has ravaged pig herds in Asia with hard-hit China and Vietnam culling millions of pigs.The Associated Press
“As the continent undergoes such unprecedented development, wealth accounting and the valuation of ecosystem services are critical to Africa’s future growth,” Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, told the high-level African ministerial conference on green economy in Oran, Algeria.Natural accounting and valuation in not a fringe activity, he stressed, but a cornerstone of wealth upon which sustainable, equitable and prosperous societies will be built.Natural capital, which encompasses resources from trees to water to fish, is a critical asset in low-income countries where it makes up around 36 per cent of wealth, according to recent World Bank estimates. “An inclusive green economy has the potential to improve human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities,” Mr. Steiner told the political leaders yesterday. In a green economy, growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investment that reduces carbon emissions and pollution, enhances energy and resource efficiency, and prevents the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. “These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes,” Mr. Steiner told an audience that included actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the founding Chair of the non-governmental organization, R20 Initiative. The conference is being held as the international community is crafting a new post-2015 development agenda to succeed the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The meeting also comes ahead of the first global conference on Partnerships for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in early March to support and promote the adoption of the green economy at the international level.Also Saturday, the UN-backed Green Climate Fund agreed on guidelines that will shape its work and activities. The Fund is intended to be central tool to finance climate change action, both adaptation and mitigation, in developing countries.Among the decisions made at the meeting in Indonesia, its Board agreed that the Fund would aim for a 50-50 balance between adoption and mitigation; would aim for a floor of 50 per cent of the adaptation allocation for vulnerable countries; to maximize engagement with the private sector; and to define its gender action plan in October 2014.The Board, comprised of 24 members from developing and developed countries, also discussed how to shape its worn on low-carbon and climate-resilient development, among other topics.
Windows Phone 7 Connector : Microsoft s’invite sur MacMonde – Il est désormais possible de synchroniser sur Mac son contenu photo, audio et vidéo avec un téléphone fonctionnant sous Windows Phone 7. Si Microsoft vient de lancer un système de synchronisation de WP 7 sur Mac c’est qu’il ne veut surtout pas passer à côté des acheteurs éventuels possesseurs de produits Apple. WP7 Connector, c’est son nom, utiliserait iTunes pour permettre un échange de données. Seuls les fichiers vidéos, photos et musicaux (podcasts et playlists) sont concernés, contacts et agenda ne pouvant être transférés.L’application est téléchargeable depuis le Windows Download Center et nécessite Mac OS X 10.5 au minimum.En revanche, l’inverse (à savoir transférer du contenu de son téléphone WP7 vers iTunes) reste impossible. De même, si on pouvait prévoir la synchronisation qui vient de voir le jour entre WP7 et Mac (puisque Microsoft souhaite concurrencer les iPhone et Android), la version Zune de Mac n’a jamais été annoncée. Le 27 octobre 2010 à 11:16 • Emmanuel Perrin
Twitter WWE Superstars host “Be A STAR” Rally at the Kiwanis Toronto Boys and Girls Club WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Pinterest Drew Mcintyre WWE Superstars appear at Colombian Professional Football game on Thursday WWE has confirmed new names for both the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble matches.On Saturday, WWE posted videos featuring Jeff Hardy and Seth Rollins both confirming they would be part of the Men’s Royal Rumble match.Just down the road from The Hardy Complex, what better place than #WWEGreensboro for @JEFFHARDYBRAND to officially enter the #RoyalRumble! pic.twitter.com/F8ovmuf1Fb— WWE (@WWE) January 6, 2019WWE also posted a video confirming Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville for the Women’s Royal Rumble match, which you can view below.They’ve get their eyes set on the future! @WWE_MandyRose and @SonyaDevilleWWE are officially in the #RoyalRumble! #WWEGreensboro pic.twitter.com/p9ZQ71y39p— WWE (@WWE) January 6, 2019It was confirmed on Friday that Finn Balor would be in the Men’s Royal Rumble.Here is the updated card for the Royal Rumble on January 27:Men’s Royal Rumble MatchNames confirmed:* R-Truth (No. 30)* Drew McIntyre* Kofi Kingston* Big E* Xavier Woods* Finn Balor* Seth Rollins* Jeff HardyWomen’s Royal Rumble MatchNames confirmed:* Carmella (No. 30)* Natalya* Bayley* Sasha Banks* Ember Moon* Ruby Riott* Liv Morgan* Sarah Logan* Mandy Rose* Sonya DevilleWWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun StrowmanWWE ChampionshipDaniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ StylesRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 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 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Now Playing Up Next Google+ Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Nikki Bella Ronda Rousey Videos Articles
After spending 19 years in a refugee camp, Anita Sarki has a place to call home.The Beaverton, Ore., resident became an American citizen on Friday. As she was surrounded by friends, Sarki echoed a verse from the Bible: “This is my promised land.”Sarki was among 33 people who took the oath of allegiance in the fifth annual citizenship ceremony at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The new Americans came from 19 different homelands, including the former Soviet Union.Sarki was listed as a citizen of Bhutan — even though the kingdom in the eastern Himalayan Mountains expelled her family in the 1990s.It was part of a long-standing ethnic dispute. Her family had moved to Bhutan generations earlier from nearby Nepal.“I was born in Bhutan, but I don’t feel Bhutanese,” said Sarki. Members of that community were declared to be illegal immigrants two decades ago. Along with thousands of others from the Nepali ethnic group, “We had to leave,” she said.“I spent most of my life in a refugee camp in Nepal,” Sarki said. “I came here in 2008.”Friends who witnessed Sarki’s accomplishment included Mark Nicklas, a pastor at Beaverton Foursquare Church. As missions pastor, Nicklas said he visited that refugee camp in Nepal back when it was a tent city.“Then they got bamboo and straw to build huts,” Nicklas said.Refugees started coming to the U.S. in 2008, “And a lot of them live in Beaverton,” he said.The naturalization ceremony was part of the annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Keynote speaker was Bob Knight, president of Clark College and former commander of Vancouver Barracks — the site of the ceremony.
OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Amazon announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Miami-Dade County.The online shopping destination announced plans for the new facility Wednesday.It will feature robotic technology that will assist in fulfilling customer orders and will also create over a thousand jobs.“Something that could really go and give back to the community some, and when Amazon came on board and found out they were really serious, we knew we had our hand on something special,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan.The 800,000 square foot facility will go up next to the Miami Opa-locka Executive Airport, along Northwest 151st Street and west of 37th Avenue.The robotics site will be the 10th opened in Florida.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman has died and a man is recovering in the hospital after they were caught in a rip current off Miami Beach.According to Miami Beach Police, the two were part of a group swimming near 17th Street. Officials believe they got were swept away in a rip current.Maria Perez was pulled from the water but did not survive.Meanwhile Eleazor Rodriguez was rescued by a police boat and is said to be in stable condition.Several others were able to make it back to shore with the help of good Samaritans.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audio:City Budget Passes After Whirlwind CompromiseZach Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageWhat if you didn’t have piped water and sewer, and the government wasn’t picking up the tab to get you some. How would you find a low-cost system that you could keep running through the winter? In the fourth segment of “Kick the Bucket,” experts are looking for answers to rural sanitation issues in Alaska.Feds to Manage 2015 Kuskokwim King RunBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelFederal staff will again manage king salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River after requests from tribes. Earlier this year, a handful of tribal governments asked the federal subsistence board to implement federal management. The Federal Subsistence Board deferred last month, but at a Friday meeting of the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working group, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leaders announced a plan for federal management.Rural Sanitation Series: Innovating Beyond the Honey BucketJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageWhat if you didn’t have piped water and sewer, and the government wasn’t picking up the tab to get you some. How would you find a low-cost system that you could keep running through the winter? In the fourth segment of “Kick the Bucket,” experts are looking for answers to rural sanitation issues in Alaska.Cruise Ship Season Comes to PortLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanThe first big cruise ship of the 2015 tourist season arrived in Ketchikan on Friday. In its inaugural visit to Alaska’s First City, the Ruby Princess brought more than 3,000 passengers and about 1,200 crew members.Southeast Ferry Service Stalled by Vessel OverhaulEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaskaSitka and Juneau will lose a week of fast ferry sailings this month. The Chenega will return to Southeast service May 14th, a week later than scheduled. The vessel has been undergoing an overhaul, which includes replacing its engines.Juneau Novelist Publishes His Sixth BookScott Burton, KTOO – Juneau“In those days Harry didn’t recognize that the price of admission to the life he wanted was surrendering the tickets to all the other lives he might have had.” That’s the opening line of Juneau resident Stuart Cohen’s new novel “This Is How it Really Sounds.”Building A Community, One Story At A TimeAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageThink about being sixteen, in high school, and standing in front of a group of friends and strangers telling a story. Your story. That’s what a new Anchorage organization called StoryWorks is teaching local students to do while helping them build community at the same time.Family Farm Brings Heritage Pigs to the KenaiQuinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerThink about being sixteen, in high school, and standing in front of a group of friends and strangers telling a story. Your story. That’s what a new Anchorage organization called StoryWorks is teaching local students to do while helping them build community at the same time.
Ameenpur: The birthday of film actor Suman was celebrated on a grand scale on Wednesday by his fans and film fraternity at an orphanage, Mahima Ministries, here. Suman Fans’ Association president and cine producer G V V Giri led the celebrations. Boys and girls in the orphanage joined the celebrations and cut a cake on the occasion. Among those present were actor Kalpalatha of ‘Bahubali’ fame, Sai Travels head Sai Kumar. They presented rugs to the orphans, expressing happiness over celebrating the star’s birthday amid orphans.
ReutersA Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter kidnapped and held a doctor for ransom in Gurugram in order to make quick money to finance a movie he hoped he would be cast as the lead in.Amitesh Chaubey, 28-year-old martial arts fighter kidnapped the victim, a 27-year-old doctor with the help of the Joginder Panchi Jatan gang on March 16. The members of the gang are former wrestlers and hockey players. Chaubey and his friends kidnapped the victim when he stopped his car by a liquor store to relieve himself.The group then sent a message to the doctor’s family demanding Rs 55 lakh in exchange for the doctor. He was released after the family paid the hefty ransom.”I received a WhatsApp call from my son’s mobile number on March 16 at 2 am demanding Rs 55 lakh. The accused asked me to deliver Rs 55 lakh near Sonepat at 11 pm,” said the victim’s father wrote in an FIR he filed on the night of March 26, Tuesday, according to Hindustan Times.With the information, the Haryana Special Task Force managed to nab the gang by Wednesday. The members were arrested from different locations in the city. The ransom was also recovered and returned to the doctor’s family.A case has been registered against the gang under sections 34 (crime committed by several people under common intention) and 364 A (kidnapping for ransom) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).The police said that Chaubey was a boxer who had participated in the Super Boxing League. He had acted in a Bhojpuri film and was looking to make it big in the movie industry. Chaubey had recently also directed a short film. Chaubey did not have the money to finance his film and hence resorted to kidnapping in order to make money.Chaubey became part of the Joginder Panchi Jatan gang a few years back when he met the gang leader, Joginder Panchi Jatan, in a club in Delhi.The gang was formed in October 2015 when Joginder Panchi Jatan’s brother was shot dead due to political rivalries. Jatan then formed the gang and he himself has been involved in several crimes including dacoity, ATM robberies and looting.
Buoyed by PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, many foreign companies are looking to set up their manufacturing units in India. The latest to join the programme is Japan-based telecommunications and internet corporation SoftBank.The Tokyo-based tech giant has announced to invest $10 billion in the country under the ‘Make in India’ programme.”I want to support the ‘Make In India’ vision. If we manufacture here, the cost of logistics gets reduced. We have committed to invest USD 10 billion over the next 10 years,” SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said, The Financial Express reports.”With two times more sunshine and half the cost of construction, making solar part becomes four times more efficient in India,” he added.SoftBank’s CEO and top executives met PM Modi in Delhi on Monday.The Indian economy has scope to surpass the growth of the world’s largest economy, the US, in the next 25 years, Son said.In October last year, SoftBank had invested $627 million in domestic e-commerce major Snapdeal, acquiring 30 percent stake in the company.It had also pumped in $100 million in real estate services provider Housing.com in November 2014. Online cab aggregator Ola also received $210 million funding from SoftBank last year.”India is increasing in value a little bit quicker than anticipated. But this is still the beginning of the internet revolution, and I’m very happy with our family companies’ progress,” Son told The Economic Times.The company has also announced to invest $20 billion in the country’s renewable energy sector by partnering with India’s Bharti Group and China’s Foxconn.iPhone assembler Foxconn recently said it would set up around 10 to 12 manufacturing units in India by 2020. The electronics contract manufacturer is reportedly in discussions with its top client Apple on the proposed investments in India.Foxconn’s rival Quanta Computer Inc has also said it is mulling over setting up a manufacturing base in India that will give a fillip to PM Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, which aims at making the country a global manufacturing hub, Reuters reported.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 leakGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff and DB Weiss recently attended Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show and talked about their early days as writers and how they are going to watch the final episode of HBO’s most acclaimed TV show.In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3, we finally saw the end of Night King and his thousands of White Walkers. The moment was shocking for all of us as the main villain was being killed mid-season and it was Arya, who actually stabbed him. Jimmy Kimmel asked Game of Thrones creators whether the White Walkers would return to the show or Bran Stark knew about Arya’s destiny on the show. To all these questions, the showrunners simply said, “Possibly.”It looks like the creators of Game of Thrones dodged the questions but it made many of the fans to speculate about the show’s future. We all know that Cersei Lannister and Euron Greyjoy are the only two living enemies present. With Daenerys Targaryen dragons, it won’t take too much to wipe out the entire Lannister army and Golden Company. Fans have been wondering what are we going to see in the remaining two episodes.There has been an interesting theory making round these days that suggests that the Night King will return before the end of the show. What this theory suggests is that either Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister will survive the final battle but the survivor will show signs of becoming a dictator. As per this theory, the Children of Forest will come back again and will take Jon Snow and transform him into Night King to put a stop to the Mad Queen.Apart from talking about Night King’s future, Game of Thrones showrunners also discussed reading George R. R. Martin’s books for the first time and how they pitched the show to the author. After having lunch and discussing the future of the show, Martin asked David and Weiss a surprise question, “Who is Jon Snow’s mother?” The duo got the answer right in the first attempt only. The duo then discussed the failed pilot of the show and how HBO trusted them to make them another episode.
Royce West, D-Dallas (left), and Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe.State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown (center), listens to testimony at a hearing held by the Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security on June 11, 2018. Schwertner is flanked by fellow committee members Sens.Nearly three weeks after a shooter killed 10 people at a high school southeast of Houston, lawmakers gathered at the Texas Capitol on Monday to discuss new school safety measures that might prevent another tragedy — and stopped short of rallying behind ideas like adding metal detectors to schools or updating school architecture.“It’s going to be very difficult to stop every incident,” said state Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, discussing the variety of situations in which students could be harmed. Monday’s meeting came after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican, created the Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security to study ways to limit violence in Texas public schools before they reopen in August. Prior to those orders, Abbott had released a 40-page school safety plan with dozens of proposals of his own in response to the shooting at Santa Fe High School. Lawmakers studied many of Abbott’s ideas Monday, including ensuring that teachers are trained through Mental Health First Aid, a day-long course that trains individuals on how to spot and respond to mental illness and substance abuse. State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, said around 25,000 school staff members in Texas have already been trained through the program. “So much of this is mental health related, if not most of it,” said state Sen. JohnWhitmire, D-Houston. Attendees also proposed putting sensors on school doors in order to make sure teachers and students don’t prop doors open for outside people to walk in. Taylor said having cameras on those doors can help school officials know who left the door open, resulting in possible punishment for either the student or the teacher.But lawmakers were divided on other ideas. The use of metal detectors in schools was a recurring theme in Monday’s hearing, where state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, suggested that the machines could curb school shootings. “No one wants to talk about metal detectors but that’s the only way to keep guns out of the schools,” Huffman said. But other lawmakers, including Taylor, who chairs the committee, called metal detectors a “complex issue,” particularly since screening students could leave large groups of them waiting outside — making them targets. Mike Matranga, executive director for security and school safety at Texas City ISD, said he worried about those crowds at school entrances.“If someone is determined to cause chaos — they’re gonna do it,” Matranga said. Others said they worried that metal detectors might be an intimidating presence in the schools. But Bob Podhrasky, a senior vice president for the Texas-based company Garrett Metal Detectors, said the goal is to intimidate people not to carry weapons. “[Intimidation] may to be a good thing,” Podhrasky said. In addition to metal detectors, lawmakers discussed designing schools to prevent threats, like by keeping administrative offices at the front of schools. Legislators also briefly discussed monitoring cameras, limiting school access points and improving locks. But lawmakers didn’t immediately indicate how they might pick their favorite ideas. When Abbott listed off his proposals, he said legislative action was needed for many of them. He also said he was open to the idea of calling a special session of the Texas Legislature to pass proposals before school starts this fall, but only if lawmakers showed some “consensus on some laws that could be passed.”The committee will meet again Tuesday to discuss other ideas Abbott has raised, including mental health screenings and arming school personnel. Share
Stay on target FlameCon 2018 was last weekend, and like any good comic book convention there was plenty of cosplay to be seen. And, because it was FlameCon, a lot of it was distaff, rule 63, drag, and pride versions of classic characters. So here’s some of the best!Steven Universe was super-popular at FlameCon, of course; it’s a positive cartoon about genderfluid lesbian polyamorous space rocks, after all. And Lars’ pink hair is amazing. There were also plenty of canon, pseudo-canon, and coded pairings at the show, like Asami/Korra, Akira/Ryo, and Pearl/Rose Quartz (again, space rocks).Some of the best costumes were at the cosplay contest Saturday afternoon, but a crowded room means the pictures I took of the costumes there were less-than-great. Sorry about the fuzz! There were still plenty of adorable on-stage kisses, like Link and his Yiga Clan boyfriend from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.FlameCon, as always, was a really positive, friendly, and welcoming convention loaded with tons of creativity from skilled fans. Check it out below!View as: One Page Slides1. Sailor Galaxia, Storm, and Xena (Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Xena)2. Lumpy Space Princess (Adventure Time)3. Space Captain Lars (Steven Universe)4. Ryo and Akira (Devilman Crybaby)5. Hela on the Rainbow Bridge (Marvel)6. Autobots (I am a failure of a Transformers fan for not immediately identifying them)7. Chun-Li (Street Fighter)8. Asami and Sokka (Avatar: The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender)9. Squirrel Girl (Marvel)10. Wolverine (X-Men)11. Princess Robot (Saga) and a… Knight of LaCroix?12. Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (Final Fantasy XV)13. Princess Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy)14. Link and a Yiga Clan assassin (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)15. Sterling Archer (Archer)16. Hercules and his boyfriend Aladdin17. Neil Gaiman’s Death18. Asami and Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)19. Housewife Martian (Mars Attacks)20. Jedi (of course)21. Rose Quartz and her Pearl (Steven Universe)With Fan Expo Boston last week the second half of Con season has started strong. And the cosplay has been fantastic all year long. For our total round up of all shows and cosplay galleries head here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Photos: Best Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con 2019Photos: Best Cosplay From Anime NYC 2018
My dad told me three key life lessons. 1.) Work hard 2.) Eat your vegetables; and 3.) Don’t EVER mess with Charles Oakley. Better advice has never been given.The former Knicks enforcer was ejected and arrested after a bizarre scenario played out during the Clippers/Knicks game last night. According to Oakley, he was approached by MSG security in his seat and asked to leave the game without explanation. He wasn’t happy about it.Instead of going quietly, Oak went after the security guards like they were Bill Laimbeer. He engaged in some 90’s Eastern Conference pushing and shoving with the security before being forcefully removed.The fight occurred in the direct vicinity of Knicks owner James Dolan, who watched from beyond a wall of rent-a-cops as the situation unraveled. This scene was so crazy, it briefly stopped the actual game.Soooooo Charles Oakley just got into a fight at he Knicks game. pic.twitter.com/klZBD89VI7— Ian Schafer (@ischafer) February 9, 2017 Advertisement The hasthag #FreeOakley popped up on social media and fans at the Garden chanted the same phrase in the arena following the ejection. Regardless of who’s right or wrong here, it’s clear the fans side with Oakley over Dolan. New York Daily News Knicks beat reporter Frank Isola tweeted that Oakley was allegedly yelling in the direction of Dolan and told to stop. He didn’t.Charles Oakley was said to be yelling at James Dolan and was warned to stop, according to a source. He continued and was then asked to leave— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 9, 2017Any way you look at it, this incident was really ugly, just like Knicks basketball. Another video shows Oakley being forcefully restrained on the ground. Not good optics. Knicks President Phil Jackson watched the entire embarrassing debacle unfold, but like the Knicks losing, he could do nothing to stop it.Crazy.. RT @SportBlogNYC: SBNY Exclusive: Charles Oakley on the ground surrounded by police and Garden security pic.twitter.com/c65KYAvWrE— JrW (@Javoris) February 9, 2017 Following his release from jail, Oakley had a different take on the ejection and arrest. He said he was minding his own business when he was asked to leave the arena, and wasn’t satisfied with the explanation he was given.WATCH: Charles Oakley post game interview. #knicks pic.twitter.com/0omHQbMPEm— The Fuzz (@TheFuzzNBA) February 9, 2017 The Knicks PR department sent out a tweet blaming the incident on Oakley.pic.twitter.com/EebgCEqQxC— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 9, 2017
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