Christopher Nolan to attend TIFF for special Dunkirk screening

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The screening will be at the soon to be reopened Ontario Place Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent Imax theatre.Following the screening, Nolan will participate in a conversation with Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of TIFF. Dunkirk writer-director Christopher Nolan plans to attend the Toronto International Film Festival for a screening of the Second World War epic.The free event on Sept. 10 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Imax Corp. Dunkirk, which hit theatres in July, was shot almost entirely with Imax cameras.It will screen in Imax 70mm at the event during TIFF, which runs Sept. 7 to 17. Associated Press Advertisement Nolan is said to have pioneered the use of Imax cameras in major motion pictures, beginning with The Dark Knight.Dunkirk follows the evacuation of Allied soldiers as they’re surrounded by enemy forces on a beach in France in 1940.center_img Facebook In this March 29, 2017 file photo, Christopher Nolan, director of Dunkirk, discusses the film in Las Vegas. Nolan will be in Toronto next month for a free screening of the film as part of TIFF.  (CHRIS PIZZELLO / CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP)   LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Positive Personality Traits Make You More Facially Attractive Study

Rabat- The former First lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “No Matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” Most of us are familiar with the notion that the true beauty is inner beauty. In fact, it happens that most of us, at least once in their lifetime, come across a situation that proves to them that facial attractiveness is not the only factor that determines whether a person is actually attractive.There is an additional factor described by famous Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran as the ‘the light in the heart’. They are the personality traits such as honesty, kindness and other qualities, which make others perceive a person as more attractive. Now this idea has science backing it up. A new study published in the November 2014 issue of Personality and Individual Differences under the title ‘Personality manipulations: Do they modulate facial attractiveness ratings’- authored by a Chinese team of researchers from Huazhong University in China- has found direct correlation between attractive personality and being seen as ‘facially’ attractive.The researchers used a random sample comprised of 120 adult participants (60 males and 60 females) divided into three groups. Each group was given 60 photos of unfamiliar Chinese women with neutral facial expressions and asked to rate them.The three groups were asked again two weeks later to rate the same pictures they were given the first time but this time with personality descriptions added to the photos. One group was given the photos with positive personality descriptions like honesty, while the second group was shown the photos with negative descriptions such as dishonesty. The third group was not given any personality descriptions with the photos.The ratings of the first round, which did not include personality descriptions, turned out to be similar in results. In the second round, however, when the descriptions were added to the photos, the participants seemed to have different opinions. The group that was shown photos with positive personality descriptions gave high ratings to the photos in terms of facial attractiveness. The second group withnegative personality descriptions rated the photos as less attractive than the other two groups.“We find that what is good is beautiful, with personality reflecting desired traits as facial attractiveness,” wrote the team of researchers.“This phenomenon can also be called the “halo effect.” We can thus presume that personality traits may contribute to judging facial attractiveness and that the personality traits desired in a person are reflected in facial preference.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

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Ban recommends UN force in Golan Heights be extended for six months

12 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended that the Security Council extend the mandate of the United Nations mission observing the ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights until the end of December. In a report to the Council that was released today, Mr. Ban said that the situation in the Golan Heights has remained generally quiet and that the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has continued to perform its functions effectively. “Nevertheless, the situation in the Middle East is tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached,” he stated. “Under the prevailing circumstances, I consider the continued presence of UNDOF in the area to be essential.” He added that both the Israeli and Syrian Governments have agreed to the proposed six-month extension. “It is hoped that both sides will continue to make efforts to ease the limitations on the mobility of the Force and facilitate the movement of its supplies,” he wrote.UNDOF was established in May 1974 to supervise the disengagement accord between Syrian and Israeli forces after their 1973 war. read more

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Annual DPINGO conference opens at UN with focus on volunteerism

Opening the three-day event, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called attention to the potential role of volunteers in grappling with the major challenges of the day, including the AIDS epidemic, the fight against poverty, and efforts to protect the global environment. Mr. Annan also urged those present to galvanize the world’s young people in efforts to foster global progress. “I encourage you to reach out, and to replenish your ranks with the dynamism and ideas that young people have in such abundance,” he said. Underscoring the importance of cooperation between governments and NGOs, he pledged that the UN “will do its utmost to continue opening its doors, and to be a place where all can come together and find common ground.”In a keynote address delivered through a live video link, the President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, discussed the spirit of volunteerism in his own country. He said civil society’s interaction with the Mexican Government was the driving force behind the country’s deep involvement in the UN. He also emphasized the need for the UN to be more democratic, expressing support for the aims of civil society – to eliminate racism and create a safer, cleaner planet without the threat of arms and without destruction of the environment by industry. The President of the General Assembly, Harri Holkeri of Finland, focused on last year’s adoption of the historic UN Millennium Summit Declaration, which sets out targets for achieving global progress in key areas. “We in the United Nations must ensure that civil society has a sense of ownership in the Millennium follow-up process,” he said. “This signifies that the activities of governments and civil society are not disconnected, but rather that they complement each other and even share the same values and goals.”Sharon-Capeling-Alakija, Executive Coordinator of the UN Volunteers, said that without the committed contributions of volunteers, the impact of the UN would be considerably diminished. She cited the example of last year’s polio eradication campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Some 550 million children were immunized, largely through the efforts of 10 million volunteers who were mobilized on a global scale. WHO estimated that the total value of their contribution had exceeded $10 billion, she said. read more

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Womens Soccer Ohio State outlasts defeats Western Michigan Broncos 20

Western Michigan goalie Stephanie Heber saves a shot from Ohio State senior forward Eleanor Gabriel (8) in the first half of the Buckeyes’ 2-0 win over the Brocos on Sept. 1. Credit: Mac Connor | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (3-0-1) earned its second straight home win with a 2-0 victory over Western Michigan (2-1) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday night. Goals from forwards Meghan Kammerdeiner and Marissa Birzon propelled the team to victory.The game started off with a frantic pace, leading to many changes of possession in the center of the pitch. Forward Sammy Edwards provided the only early excitement five minutes into the game, forcing Western Michigan goalie Stephanie Heber to make a full extension save.The Buckeye offense found its footing 10 minutes into the game, applying pressure on the Western Michigan defense throughout the first half with sound passing and a frenzy of through balls and corners. Even when the Broncos moved the ball to midfield, the Buckeyes quickly regained possession, dominating possession in an effort to make Western Michigan midfielder Grace Labadie’s early shot the only one on goal.“Our team works really hard with the no-shot mentality”, said goalie Devon Kerr earlier this week. “Clean sheets are like really important for us this year, so that’s been huge.”The Western Michigan Broncos managed another shot by the end of the half, but were outshot by the Buckeyes 12-2 in the half. Ohio State also earned three corners, compared to Western Michigan’s zero. The teams went into halftime in a 0-0 draw, hoping the warmth of the locker rooms would provide a needed energy boost on the cold night.There was a visible adjustment period to the 30-degree weather drop this morning as the Buckeyes came out of the locker room firing on all cylinders to kick off the second half.“We have this saying called, ‘Control the controllable,’” Kammerdeinger said. “We don’t have control of the weather obviously, so we’re going to come in and take care of business of what we do have.”The second half started much like the end of the first, with the Buckeyes holding possession and earning a quick corner kick. The Broncos started a strong push 20 minutes into the half, earning a quality shot on goal and their first corner. The Buckeyes struggled to manage the corner, leading to another shot, which left the ball helplessly bouncing in front of the net until goalie Devon Kerr managed to gain control.Western Michigan continued to press over the next 15 minutes, applying steady pressure on the Buckeyes’ defense and doubling up their shot total in a matter of minutes.Ohio State responded by pushing the ball hard to the end line, earning a series of crosses culminating in a goal in the 69th minute from Kammerdeiner. Midfielder Nikki Walts provided the perfect cross landing the ball softly in the box for Kammerdeiner to finish it home and give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.“What helped us a lot, was that we have a lot of variety,” Kammerdeiner said earlier this week. “We have players that are able to play different types of balls and behind, get end line and change it up based on what the defense is showing us, and we can do that on the fly which has helped us a lot.”This versatility of the team proved fruitful in keeping the ball on the Western Michigan end the majority of the match, eventually leading to a Kammerdeiner score.The Buckeyes didn’t take long to add to their lead. Defender Izzy Rodriguez showed a bit of her ability to play the whole field in sending a curving cross landing right at the feet of forward Marissa Birzon. Birzon then chipped the ball high over goalie Stephanie Heber, who could only get her fingertips on the ball as it spun into the goal to give Ohio State a 2-0 lead.After the game Kammerdeiner said the versatility of the team she talked about earlier in the week helped lead to Friday’s win.“I think it’s just amazing how much depth we have on our team,” Kammerdeiner said. “We can have these freshman come in against everyone else’s rest and they’re just as good as us. They’re pushing us everyday to get better, and it really drives our team forward.”Although the Buckeyes held a comfortable lead, they continued to apply the pressure through the end of the match. Never appearing satisfied with the lead they held, Ohio State continued racking up shots and opportunities while trying to complete the clean sheet the team has placed such high value on.Ohio State outshot Western Michigan 19-7 and allowed just four shots to reach Kerr in net. The team has yet to allow a goal since the 30th minute of their opening match against Arizona State, making it 330 minutes since an opponent has scored.The Buckeyes’ next game is against South Florida Saturday at 6 p.m. at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Shane Battier Says Dukies Always Have Two Brackets

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. This week’s show (March 11, 2016) was recorded in front of a live audience at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Neil Paine donned his Stat Man cape once again to lead a lesson about whether box score statistics in the NBA are outdated. Shane Battier, former NBA player and Duke legend, stopped by to talk about March Madness, how he picks a bracket, and why Duke players weren’t obsessed over what seed the team was assigned in the tournament when he was in school. Then we talked to Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, about whether the Rockets’ struggles this season have pushed him to re-evaluate his team-building strategy. Plus, a significant digit on 17-year-old Mallory Pugh, who is emerging as a star for the U.S. Women’s National Team.Stream the episode by clicking the play button above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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New electronic community report on oil sands environmental monitoring

first_imgWorking together with monitoring organisations and communities in Alberta’s oil sands region, the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is launching an electronic community report featuring information and findings related to environmental monitoring programs in the oil sands.“Working with communities, industry, scientists and monitoring organisations in the oil sands region, we are transforming and improving environmental monitoring and scientific evaluation, and are providing information about our work in a timely, transparent and understandable way”, said Jay Nagendran, President and CEO of AEMERA.Monitoring organisations and communities in the oil sands region include the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI), Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA), Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the Peace River Area Monitoring Program (PRAMP).To better integrate monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities, the online report features articles, stories, data and results contributed by all partners conducting monitoring work in the region. “For users looking to find more in-depth information, or greater detailed data, the report provides links to relevant reports, monitoring organisation websites and data repositories. Visitors to the online report are encouraged to participate in a short survey designed to gather information about awareness and interest in environmental monitoring and issues in the oil sands region.”The report can be viewed at aemera.org/osmreportThe Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is an arm’s length provincial agency responsible for measuring, assessing and informing policy makers and the public on the condition of Alberta’s environment on key ambient air, water, land and biodiversity indicators including information necessary to understand cumulative effects.last_img read more

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Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict

first_img Friday 2 Dec 2016, 6:40 PM Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict tenants The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) said there are two sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants. By Garreth MacNamee 22,096 Views LANDLORDS HAVE HIT out at Housing Minister Simon Coveney over aspects of the Residential Tenancies Bill which they described as”grossly unfair and possibly unconstitutional”.Chairman of the Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) Stephen Faughnan said there are two particular sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants.The bill was designed to help end unfair evictions and curtail spiraling rental costs.Faughnan said ”Section 30 of the Bill attempts to prohibit landlords from legitimately ending tenancy contracts when selling more than 5 units in any development.Assault“While Section 31 seeks to repeal a landlord’s right to terminate a further tenancy within the first six months. Both of these proposed provisions can only be described as a further assault on the providers of private rental accommodation, being grossly unfair, possibly unconstitutional and way out of line with the need to create a working partnership between the state and private landlords.”He went on to say that there are many legitimate reasons why a landlord has to terminate a tenancy and the provider has to have the right to call on that course of action when necessary. Image: Sam Boal Share236 Tweet Email2 Image: Sam Boal Dec 2nd 2016, 6:40 PM Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3117023 No responsible landlord willingly ends the tenancy of a tenant who abides by the responsibilities which go with being a tenant, and the minister would be far better off working with the Minister for Finance to create a more effective tax structure which would encourage landlords to stay in the business.Faughnan went on to say that current government policy means landlords are subjected to discriminatory tax treatment.He added:”Until the Government accept private landlords as their partners in the provision of accommodation, there will be serious impediments which are increasingly difficult to solve.”The latest Dublin rough sleeper count published today showing that 142 people were sleeping out in the cold on 22 November,Labour’s Brendan Howlin said there are hundreds more individuals and families who are in emergency accommodation and thousands more who have a real fear that they will lose their home through exorbitant rent increases or eviction because the property is being sold or the lease is running out.He said: These people cannot wait until more homes are built. They need security now.The most recent report by Daft.ie shows that the annual rate of rental inflation nation-wide is 11.7%.Read: Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley >Read: Bernadette Scully manslaughter trial hears her care of disabled child was “nothing short of superb” > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 120 Comments last_img read more

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Snapchat seeking 3 billion as it plans to sell shares on stock

first_img 8,051 Views Feb 3rd 2017, 7:40 AM THE COMPANY BEHIND Snapchat has filed for what could be one of the largest tech IPOs (initial public offering) in years.Snap Inc has said it’s seeking up to $3 billion (about €2.8 billion) in an initial public offering, a figure that could shift based on investor demand. That demand will help determine the price per share sought by Snap in the upcoming weeks.Snapchat has millions of users, and Snap has built a thriving ad business on it. But the company has also made a lot of money — nearly $900 million (about €837 million) — disappear in the past two years.The fast-growing social network boasts 158 million daily users. It lets people send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after viewing. It was created in 2012 by Evan Spiegel, who dropped out of Stanford University just three classes shy of graduation to focus on the app.Spiegel, 26, is poised to become a multibillionaire, along with his former fraternity brother at Stanford, Robert Murphy, 28, who is also a company co-founder.Each man owns 227 million shares of Snap stock, which was valued at $30.72 (about €28.50) per share nine months ago when the company raised $700 million (about €650.7 million) from a group of investors, according to its IPO documents filed yesterday. If Snap can fetch the same price in its IPO, Spiegel and Murphy each will be worth $7 billion (about €6.5 billion).Snapchat is no longer just about disappearing messages. Over the years, it has added a ‘Discover’ section where a diverse group of publishers — including People, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Vice and Food Network — post video-heavy stories aimed at millennials.Another feature, Stories, lets people create a narrative from messages, videos and photos from the past 24 hours. It’s so popular that Facebook’s Instagram now has a version of it, too.And then there are Lenses, which let people add animated overlays to photos and videos — animals, for example, or flower crowns and sparkly eyes. The company came under fire a couple of times for adding filters many saw as racist. One had slanted eyes and buck teeth commonly associated with negative Asian caricatures; another, which Snap called a Bob Marley filter, darkened people’s skin. Snap later got rid of the offending filters.Big money The highly anticipated IPO is expected to be the one of the largest since Alibaba Group went public in 2014. But Snap is better known than the Chinese e-commerce company, and so draws comparisons to the IPOs of Facebook and Twitter. Facebook raised $16 billion (about €14.9 billion) when it went public in 2012.If its IPO matches the $30.72-per-share price obtained in its last round of financing, Snap would have a market value of about $30 billion (about €27.9 billion), based on the quantity of outstanding stock listed in its IPO documents. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Source: Jae C Hong/APInvestors who snap up the IPO will be taking a gamble on a Los Angeles-based company that has lost $1.2 billion so far while growing rapidly. Snap had revenue of $404.5 million in 2016, up from $58.7 million in 2015. Its net loss was $514.6 million last year, up from $372.9 million the year before.Facebook, on the other hand, was profitable in 2011, the year before its IPO, with net income of $1 billion (about €929.6 million). Twitter has never turned a profit.Snap stockholders must also have near complete trust in the business acumen of Spiegel and Murphy. The co-founders will have controlling power over all matters at Snap through a special class of stock that gives them 10 votes for every share they own. The stock being sold in the IPO has no voting power, while another class has one vote per share.The discriminating classes of stock designed to give final say to the company founders is similar to setups at Facebook, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds all the power, and Google parent Alphabet, where Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin can override all other shareholders.Read: Trump advisor justifies travel ban with ‘Bowling Green massacre’ – which never happenedRead: There’ll be heavy rain today and below freezing temperatures over the weekend Snapchat seeking $3 billion as it plans to sell shares on stock market The fast-growing social network boasts 158 million daily users. Share10 Tweet Email By Associated Press Image: Shutterstock/dennizn Friday 3 Feb 2017, 7:40 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/dennizn https://jrnl.ie/3220375 Short URL 16 Comments last_img read more

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Orages une mère de famille tuée dans lIsère

first_imgOrages : une mère de famille tuée dans l’Isère France – Dimanche 1er août, Météo France a placé plusieurs départements du centre-est en vigilance orange, en prévision d’orages localement violents. Une victime est à déplorer en Isère, en dehors du front principal de la perturbation.C’est à Grenoble (Isère) que les rafales de vent ont provoqué la chute de grosses branches, l’une d’elles ayant atteint une jeune femme qui se trouvait dans un parc, en compagnie de son mari et de ses deux enfants. L’un d’eux a été légèrement blessé, tandis que la mère de famille a succombé, probablement à la suite d’un arrêt cardiaque.À lire aussiPourquoi la peau devient-elle rouge en cas de coup de soleil ?Le front orageux, issu du Massif Central et se déplaçant vers le Jura, devait s’accompagner de fortes précipitations et de vents violents, selon Météo France, qui a placé dimanche plusieurs départements en  vigilance orange (alerte de niveau 3 sur 4) : Loire, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Saône-et-Loire, Rhône, Ain, auxquels est venu s’ajouter le Doubs à partir de 16 h. L’alerte a été levée vers 22 h. Globalement moins intenses que prévues, les précipitations ont tout de même atteint jusqu’à 60 millimètres d’eau par heure dans certains secteurs de l’Ain.Le 2 août 2010 à 12:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Affichage environnemental une expérimentation sur 1000 produits

first_imgAffichage environnemental : une expérimentation sur 1.000 produitsL’affichage environnemental, l’un des engagements du Grenelle de l’Environnement, sera expérimenté dès cet été au sein de 168 entreprises sélectionnées par le ministère de l’Ecologie. A partir du 1er juillet prochain, ces firmes devront informer les consommateurs sur l’impact écologique des produits qu’ils achètent.Un millier de produits seront dans un premier temps concernés par cet affichage environnemental, dans le cadre d’une expérimentation censée durer un an. Comme le rapporte le site des Echos, 168 entreprises participeront à ce test. Parmi elles d’importants groupes tels que Colgate, Coca, Intermarché, H&M, ou encore Monoprix, Boulanger et Fnac, devront informer les consommateurs quant au bilan carbone de leurs produits, la consommation d’eau que nécessite leur production, la quantité de matières premières utilisées, ou encore leur impact sur la biodiversité. Une initiative qui a pour but d’encourager les consommateurs à prendre en compte ces différents critères lors de leurs achats, incitant alors les producteurs à proposer des produits plus respectueux de l’environnement.À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureauCette expérimentation vise une généralisation du dispositif, mais la définition des différentes méthodologies à mettre en œuvre pour évaluer les impacts d’un produit prendra du temps. L’agence gouvernementale pour l’environnement y travaille déjà depuis des années. Cette période de test permettra également de définir la meilleure façon de diffuser ces informations. Sur l’étiquette des produits, sur Internet, ou sur le ticket de caisse : plusieurs solutions seront évaluées.Lorsqu’un an se sera écoulé, un rapport d’évaluation sera remis au Parlement, et c’est selon cet avis que sera décidée ou non la généralisation. En France, plusieurs groupes ont déjà mis en place un affichage informant les consommateurs sur le bilan carbone de leurs produits. C’est notamment le cas de Casino ou Leclerc.Le 9 mars 2011 à 15:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Team Cena vs Team Authority set for Survivor Series PPV

first_img Following RAW on Monday night, here is the updated card for WWE’s Survivor Series PPV this Sunday (11/23) live on the WWE Network from St. Louis, Missouri.Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team MatchIf Team Authority loses, The Authority is out of power in WWETeam Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan and Ryback) vs. Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Mark Henry and Luke Harper).Dean Ambrose vs. Bray WyattWWE Tag Team Championship – Fatal 4 Way MatchGoldust and Stardust (c’s) vs. The Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. The Miz & Damien MizdowWWE Divas Championship MatchAJ Lee (c) vs. Nikki BellaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Seth Rollins Google+ Videos Articles WhatsApp What happened after RAW in Chicago, Survivor Series weekend schedule, Main Event tapings Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Ronda Rousey NXT TakeOver: War Games 2019 is coming to Chicago on November 23; Tickets on sale this week ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Facebook Twitter CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Impact Wrestling presents Rebellion this Sunday from Toronto, streaming live globally on FITE.tv Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rouseylast_img read more

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STATE REP RACE How To Submit Your Questions For The Debates

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Debates for the State Representative Race in the 19th District are taking place on August 21 and August 22. WCTV, along with debate partners the Wilmington Apple and Lowell Sun, want to hear YOUR questions for the candidates.There are a two types of questions wanted:Written: Submit a 1-2 line question. Be sure to include your name and home town, as well as whether you want the question asked during the Republican debate, Democratic debate or either one.Video: Want to increase your chances of seeing your question asked during the debate? Record a VIDEO on your phone and send it in. Please keep your questions to under 20 seconds. And again, be sure to give your name and home town. (For best results, record your questions in a quiet space and turn your phone sideways.)How can you get your questions to us?Social Media: Send a Direct Message on either Facebook or Twitter to WCTV’s account. Or just post a comment under one of WCTV’s election stories on Facebook; or tag WCTV on Twitter. They’ll see it!Email: Send emailed questions to sneville@wctv.org. Please write DEBATE QUESTION in the subject line.At WCTV: Drop them written questions at WCTV’s station (10 Waltham St.) or arrange to have your video recorded at the studio. Simply contact WCTV about a time you can stop by and staff will take care of the rest.Who’s deciding whether my question is asked?WCTV’s Executive Director Shaun Neville is organizing all questions that come in. He, along with Tom Zuppa from the Lowell Sun, Robert Hayes from the Wilmington Apple and Katie Lannan from State House News Service will select the ones they feel fit best into the debate format.Are candidates getting these questions in advance?While candidates are free to browse WCTV’s Facebook page for comments, they are NOT seeing these questions ahead of time.WCTV’s hope is that this format allows the VOTERS to ask many of the questions for the debates. Please participate!(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Community Television.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Republican Debate Set For August 21, Democratic Debate Set For August 22In “Government”News & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”Wilmington Selectmen & School Committee Debates Set For April 4In “Government”last_img read more

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Oil and gas tax credit debate rages ahead of legislative session end

first_imgThe House spent six hours debating oil and gas tax credits Tuesday night. And they’re not done yet – lawmakers will pick up the bill again Wednesday.The debate reveals a deep divide among lawmakers over how to respond to low oil prices – and the resulting state budget gap.Download AudioRep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, addresses the Alaska House of Representatives last year. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The debate on the floor came down to this: Should the state expect oil companies to pay taxes, even when prices are so low they might be losing money? And how quickly can the state scale back its cash support for smaller oil and gas companies?For six hours, members of the Democratic minority offered amendment after amendment – but the divide wasn’t solely along party lines.“I think we need to look at what we’re doing and the hole we’re digging in the budget with these tax credits, for not yielding any production, especially when there is basically zero production tax coming back,” Seaton said. “It’s hard to have production tax credits when there’s no production tax to offset it or ever retrieve that money back from.”Homer Republican Rep. Paul Seaton broke with most of his caucus to propose more aggressively scaling back tax credits for oil production.Other Republican House members say the bill as it’s currently drafted may go too far in taxing in the oil industry.Big Lake Republican Mark Neuman says imposing a hard tax floor of 2 percent violates the trust of an industry that the state relies upon for long-term investment.“We made commitments to industry,” Neuman said. “We should stand by those commitments. Because if we can’t, we’re saying that we can’t be trusted.”Lawmakers pointed out that the state is scheduled to pay out $775 million in tax credits this year – which is about the same size as proposed cuts to the Permanent Fund dividend.Juneau Democrat Sam Kito says it’s unfair to ask education and social services to take cuts while oil and gas producers are spared.“At a time when we’re telling municipalities that we can’t maintain the revenue sharing program because we don’t have enough money, at a time we’re telling seniors we can’t maintain the senior benefits program because we don’t have enough money, we’re saying, ‘But we can’t change things for the oil companies,’” Kito said.But Republican members note the industry has been laying off workers and has supported the state government for decades. And even if they pay no production taxes, oil companies continue to pay more than a billion dollars to the state, mostly in royalties.North Pole Republican Tammie Wilson says it’s shortsighted for the state to raise taxes on an industry she described as its “bread and butter” when it’s already losing money.“Maybe we need to change our attitudes, and be glad that they did invest here, and we are getting oil down the pipeline. Because I’m telling you guys, (if) that line goes down, we’re going to have real problems,” she said.The bill’s fate remained unclear heading into the second round of debate Wednesday.last_img read more

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Chief Secretary S K Joshi to start working from BRKR Bhavan from

first_imgHyderabad: On the auspicious Sravana Sukravaram on Friday, Chief Secretary S K Joshi will start functioning from BRKR Bhavan as the head of State administration office has been shifted to the Bhavan from the existing Secretariat. Government is shifting all the offices from the Secretariat which is to be demolished for the construction of new one soon. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us While, Roads and Building Secretary office was already shifted to the Engineer-in-Chief office near Errum Manzil, all other secretary offices will work from BRKR Bhavan from Tuesday. Ministers chambers will also be opened in the Bhavan. Officials said that all the secretaries were instructed to start shifting their offices to the identified locations and the private transport agencies were entrusted the responsibility of shifting the office material with immediate effect. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The Secretaries will hold regular meetings with their staff to ensure no files and other important material was misplaced during shifting. The Chief Minister’s Office will be shifted to Metro Rail Bhavan, Rasoolpura. Officials said that all the secretaries to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will also stay in the temporary office.last_img read more

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Two killed while racing motorbikes

first_imgMap TangailTwo persons died when their motorbike lost control and crashed into a tree on the Tangail-Mymensingh highway near the Modhupur forest.The accident took place at 12:30 in the afternoon today, Thursday.The two victims of the accident, Hasnat Chowdhury Himel (24), son of Liaqat Ali and Sirajul Islam Sohag (25), son of Mohammed Mojnu Miah, were from Hajarhat of Tangail town.Read more: Tangail road crashes kill 9A few young boys of the town were racing motorbikes along the forest area road, according to sub-inspector (SI) of the Arankhola police outpost at Modhupur, Aminul Islam.At around 12:30 in the afternoon, a motorbike lost control and hit the tree at high speed.One of the riders, Sohag, died on the spot.Himel was rushed to Tangail General Hospital in critical condition.He was then being sent to Dhaka for better treatment, but died on the way at Mirzapur.last_img read more

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MovieBob Reviews THE DARK TOWER

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Is The Dark Tower good?Not at all.Should I be surprised by that?It’s a big-budget movie supposedly adapting an 8-book series chopped down to about 90 minutes being dumped in early August, so… no, not really.What’s it about?A misunderstood kid who’s actually magical and/or special teams up with a good guy to stop a bad guy from destroying the world.That’s it?That’s pretty much it, yes.That sounds like not enough story to come from eight books.Okay, here’s the deal: The Dark Tower is a series of fantasy/horror/supernatural/western novels from Stephen King, which started out as more or less his answer to Lord of The Rings and has grown to include the eight main books, multiple spin-offs and Marvel comics side-stories, an online video game and – on top of all that! – it’s filled with references and character-crossovers with his other books that effectively unifies almost everything King has ever written into a single giant multiverse. Basically, the only way to turn it into a single movie would be to throw most of it out or just make something that’s impossible to follow or care about.Which version is this?Oddly, both – it’s obviously been cut to the bone (that’s what you do to a movie when you know it’s bad: make it short and make up your money in extra showtimes) but it also doesn’t make a lot of sense and isn’t really worth investing the effort it’d take to work around that.So what’s the actual story of THIS movie?The basic idea is that “The Dark Tower” is this big ancient structure built at the (literal) center of everything that holds reality together for an unknown number of different universes (of which we see exactly TWO: Earth and Quasi-Post-Apocalyptic Cowboy Earth) and keeps an army of otherworldly monsters from breaking in and wrecking the place up. Matthew McConaughey’s “The Man in Black” (who’s name here is “Walter” but is also secretly several other villains seen in other Stephen King books) is an evil wizard who wants all that evil-monster stuff to get in, so he’s kidnapping children with the same psychic powers as the kid from The Shining (the ONLY major spoken-out-loud King mythology reference I caught) so he can use them to power a giant machine that will shoot lasers at The Tower to blow it up. But one of the kids from “Keystone Earth” (which, as I understand it, is like “regular” Earth but also not) has visions that leads him to Post-Apocalyptic Cowboy Universe first, where he teams up Idris Elba as Roland, a Gunslinger (read: “a knight, but also a cowboy”) who has magic guns made out of Excalibur and is looking to find and kill The Man in Black.Okay… And what actually happens because of all this?A lot of the kid and Roland wandering “Mid-World” (Post-Apocalyptic Cowboy Earth) and visiting a generic Mad Max village for exposition, a boring fight with a cheezy-looking CGI monster, a shootout with random boring henchmen, a zap back to Keystone Earth New York so Roland can do the Crocodile Dundee “badass amazed by modern stuff,” another bigger shootout with (different) boring henchmen, a lot of destiny bullshit with Special Magic Kid that feels lifted right out of those Percy Jackson movies, and a final confrontation between Roland and The Man in Black that – sincerely – looks exactly like it came from one of the Resident Evil films. Oh, and while the mythology-connection stuff is almost all tossed or only hinted at, random “stuff” representing the most widely recognizable King books that have been turned into movies keeps popping up in the background but not amounting to anything.Is there anything worthwhile in there?Elba is REALLY good in this kind of role, the trick-shooting Gunslinger stuff is nifty-looking and it moves quick and ends before it becomes unbearably tedious. But there’s really just nothing there.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Researchers look at Oort cloud asteroids

first_img What is the difference between asteroids and comets? Sky & Telescope reports on “A fresh look at a nagging problem—asteroids moving in comet-like orbits” where the research “concludes that asteroids must make up about 4 percent of the vast, distant Oort Cloud of comets.” Four researchers wrote that the usual picture of the Oort cloud as a collection of icy comets in the outer reaches of the solar system is incomplete. “We use simulations of the formation of the Oort cloud to show that ~4% of the small bodies in the Oort cloud should have formed within 2.5 au of the Sun, and hence be ice-free rock-iron bodies. If we assume these Oort cloud asteroids have the same size distribution as their cometary counterparts, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope should find roughly a dozen Oort cloud asteroids during ten years of operations.” Citation: Researchers look at Oort cloud asteroids (2014, December 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-12-oort-cloud-asteroids.html More information: Eight billion asteroids in the Oort cloud, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, mnras.oxfordjournals.org/conte … /446/2/2059.abstract . On Arxiv: arxiv.org/abs/1410.7403AbstractThe Oort cloud is usually thought of as a collection of icy comets inhabiting the outer reaches of the Solar system, but this picture is incomplete. We use simulations of the formation of the Oort cloud to show that ∼4 per cent of the small bodies in the Oort cloud should have formed within 2.5 au of the Sun, and hence be ice-free rock-iron bodies. If we assume that these Oort cloud asteroids have the same size distribution as their cometary counterparts, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope should find roughly a dozen Oort cloud asteroids during 10 years of operations. Measurement of the asteroid fraction within the Oort cloud can serve as an excellent test of the Solar system’s formation and dynamical history. Oort cloud asteroids could be of particular concern as impact hazards as their high mass density, high impact velocity, and low visibility make them both hard to detect and hard to divert or destroy. However, they should be a rare class of object, and we estimate globally catastrophic collisions should only occur about once per billion years. Andrew Shannon, Alan Jackson, Dimitri Veras and Mark Wyatt wrote about their research, “Eight billion asteroids in the Oort cloud.” The authors are from Cambridge, Arizona State University and University of Warwick. To address the question of how common asteroids should be in the Oort cloud, they said they performed simulations of the Oort cloud’s formation, “considering small bodies starting with dynamically cold orbits with semimajor axes from 0.5au to 50 au.” Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope senior contributing editor, talked about what the researchers set out to explore. They have taken “a fresh look at what-went-where in the early solar system.” Their computer simulations, accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, confirmed that “lots of rocky bodies originally within 2½ astronomical units of the Sun should be lurking among the Oort Cloud’s half trillion comets.”Shannon and co-authors found that Oort cloud asteroids are a minority, perhaps 4 percent of all the bodies out there, said Beatty. The number may seem small “but that’s still 8 billion objects (eerily matching the Weissman-Levison estimate), totaling perhaps a third of Earth’s mass,” Beatty added.Anything for us to worry about? On the one hand, said the study, Oort cloud asteroids could be of particular concern as impact hazards: their high mass density, high impact velocity, and low visibility make them difficult to detect and to divert or destroy. In the Discussion section of the paper, though, they said that “The rarity of Oort cloud asteroids means that Earth impacts of asteroids from the Oort cloud are quite unlikely to be a threat on human timescales. From our rate estimates, we find they should produce globally catastrophic collisions around once per Gigayear, and locally destructive impacts every million years. Thus although evidence of such occurrences may be found in the geologic record, they are not a pressing concern for the immediate future.”Marcus Woo, writing in Wired, meanwhile, wrote that there’s a thin line, as researchers are learning, between comets and asteroids. “Traditionally, comets and asteroids belong to two distinct categories,” said Woo. “In one corner, you have icy comets with long, wispy tails of gas and dust. In the other, you have dim, rocky asteroids in orbit between Mars and Jupiter.” Some astronomers find the distinction is not so clear, with asteroids found that look like comets and vice versa. They have witnessed discovery after discovery, said planetary scientist Henry Hsieh of Academia Sinica in Taiwan in Woo’s article, blurring the line. Hsieh said astronomers are coming around to the idea that asteroids and comets are at two ends of a range of objects. An artist’s rendering of the Oort cloud and the Kuiper belt (inset). Sizes of individual objects have been exaggerated for visibility. Credit: Wikipedia Explore further , arXiv © 2014 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societylast_img read more

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