An act to create a Capital Region Transportation Authority wasintroduced in the House of Assembly today, April 27. Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works, saidthe authority will help co-ordinate transportationresponsibilities between the province and Halifax RegionalMunicipality. “More and more people are moving into the urban and suburban coreand more and more vehicles and drivers are using our roads andhighways,” said Mr. Russell. “Consequently, the need forefficient co-ordination of provincial and municipaltransportation resources is vital to the growth and success ofthis region. It is our belief that the creation of thistransportation authority will help meet the needs of the region,now and in the future.” The transportation authority is expected to co-ordinate thevarious transportation modes in the region to provide forefficient movement of people, goods and services. The authority will be governed and administered by a board ofdirectors. Mr. Russell said the composition of the board will bedetermined by regulation after consulting with the municipality. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS -Minister Introduces Bill to CreateTransportation Authority
Gurugram: Barely two weeks after a trader was shot dead in the oldest and busies meet of Gurugram there has been another incident where a trader was mugged and robbed of Rs 10 lakhs.According to law enforcement officials, Yash Kalra, the victim and owner of Hari Sweets, was walking towards his car, parked near his shop, around 10.45 pm, when the accused man snatched the bag of cash from him. “I started walking towards my car. I was carrying my bag which contained around Rs 10 lakh in cash — collection from the sales over three days. Suddenly, a man on a scooter came and snatched my bag. When I screamed for help, my staff ran after him but could not catch him,” Kalra said in his first information report. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe brazen incident again highlighted the rising number of criminal activities where traders in and Gurugram are being targeted. The problems of traders and businessmen being targeted by goons have been a major law and order challenge in the outskirts of Gurugram. However, the incidents of traders and businessmen being targeted are also being reported on a large scale from the city centre. Complaining of law and order, traders have now been stating that not only thefts but now the trader community are being victimised with extortions, kidnappings and even murders regularly. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe traders have been demanding that is a need for more police vigilance in the outskirts of the city like Sohna, Pataudi and Badshahpur where the rates of crime against the traders are rising rapidly. “There is no doubt that a trader in the city does not feel safe and secure in the city. Today he can be easily targeted and harmed by the gangsters. Today the gangsters are emboldened that they can carry out a heist or murder in the daylight and get away with it. The Police must increase its presence in Gurugram,” said Pawan Bansal who runs a garment shop in Sadar Bazaar Gurugram.
WINNIPEG – A man whose brother was beaten and killed earlier this month has been charged with trying to bring a semi-automatic handgun onboard a flight from Winnipeg to Toronto.Mohammad Peyawary, a 35-year-old from Toronto, faces several charges including unlawful transport of an unsecured restricted firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.Police said the gun was found inside a carry-on garment bag as a man passed through security on Monday at the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.RCMP spokeswoman Tara Seel says the gun was not loaded, the passenger was not carrying any ammunition and there was no risk to the public.Seel said Peyawary is the brother of Mustafa Peyawary, a 29-year-old who was found dead inside a Winnipeg apartment Aug. 13.Mustafa Peyawary had been beaten over an extended period of time and suffered massive blunt force trauma, according to Winnipeg police — two men were later charged with first-degree murder.Seel said any potential motive behind the airport incident was not immediately clear.“The investigation is definitely ongoing and we have brought in our experts from the (RCMP) national weapons enforcement support team,” Seel said.Peyawary remains in police custody.The two men charged in his brother’s killing are Damir Kulic, 27, of Vancouver and Ahamed Althaaf Ismail, 29, of Edmonton.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the gun was found on Tuesday
Rabat – The 8th annual Durban FilmMart will take place in Durban South Africa from July 14 to 17 and will feature films from across Africa. This year, the Moroccan documentary, Behind Closed Doors, will be among the films showcased at the festival.Behind Closed Doors portrays a farming family living in northern Morocco where the only thing that grows is kif.The film tells the story of the family though the eyes of children who learn the routine of growing the illegal plant early in their life and watch their parents struggle to be role models. The documentary, directed by Yakhout Elhabibi and produced by Cyriac Auriol, Hind Saih and Karoline Henkel, focuses on the family dynamics and the daily struggles of the impoverished northern region of Morocco.The FlimMart is a collaboration between the eThekwini Municipality’s film industry development unit, the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).The goal of the collaboration, according to a press release, is to “showcase and increase awareness of African cinema through stimulating film production on the continent by encouraging collaborations among African filmmakers.”Other countries with films represented in FilmMart include Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Benin, DRC, Namibia, Somalia, Mozambique and South Africa.The producers of the films selected for the festival will also have the opportunities to further develop their work. Over the four-day festival, they will have the opportunity to meet with possible co-producers and financiers during the Finance Forum in addition to having the chance to pitch their work to a panel of commissioning editors representing local and international funding sources.The FilmMart also hopes to provide film-makers with networking opportunities with industry experts and potential future collaborators.
18 March 2011The head of the United Nations agency that coordinates global nuclear safety told Japanese leaders today that they must provide faster and fuller information about the country’s nuclear reactor crisis amid reported criticism that they have not been as open as they should. At the same time the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it does not at the moment have health concerns either in Japan or more widely from released radiation, although that could change if the situation worsened.On a flying visit to Tokyo, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with Prime Minister Naoto Kan, other ministers and TEPCO electricity company officials to discuss how the agency can help mitigate the crisis caused by loss of power to the reactor cooling systems when the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged by a devastating earthquake and tsunami a week ago. “The director general stressed the importance of providing faster and more detailed information about the situation at the nuclear power plants including to the international community,” IAEA Special Adviser on Scientific and Technical Affairs Graham Andrew told a news briefing at agency headquarters in Vienna, at which he reported that, as yesterday, the situation remains very serious but with no significant worsening.“He also emphasized the importance of Japan working closely with the international community to resolve the crisis,” Mr. Andrew said, adding that the Japanese affirmed their willingness to strengthen their cooperation with the agency.IAEA has sent a monitoring mission to Japan, which at the moment is focusing on radiation levels in Tokyo, where first measurements show no indication of iodine-131 or caesium-137, major radioactive hazards present in nuclear fission products. A second sampling was to be carried out overnight. “We will move towards the Fukushima region as soon as possible,” Mr. Andrew said.“We don’t have concerns at the moment both in Japan and, if not in Japan, clearly more widely for human health. If the situation changed dramatically, then we’d have to make a reassessment.”He noted that the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said today that international flights and maritime operations can continue normally into and out of Japan’s major airports and seaports and that there is no medical basis for imposing additional measures to protect passengers. On the situation at the Fukushima reactor site, more than 200 kilometres to the north of Tokyo, Mr. Andrew noted that spent fuel ponds at units three and four of the six-unit plant remain “an important safety concern,” with information lacking on cooling water levels and temperatures. As for the first three units, perhaps half of the fuel in some cases is uncovered, “which is not positive,” he said.“We want all of the fuel to be covered, but it’s not oscillating, it’s not going down dramatically. So certainly for the units one, two and three the situation, taking on board the pressure and the water levels, remains fairly stable, which is positive,” he added.
In a statement issued in New York, a spokesman for Mr. Annan said the Secretary-General “has been following with interest and concerns” developments in Georgia since it staged parliamentary elections on 2 November.There have been large public protests in Georgia since the election, which was won by the political party of President Eduard Shevardnadze. According to press reports, many protesters have disputed the result and called for Mr. Shevardnadze to resign.The statement said Mr. Annan hoped that demonstrations “will remain peaceful and that all concerned will exercise maximum restraint.”
“The civilian population is bearing the brunt of the conflict – a shocking four out of five Yemenis require humanitarian assistance and nearly 1.5 million people are internally displaced. More than 1,000 children have been killed or injured and the number of young people recruited or used as fighters is increasing,” Under-Secretary-General for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O’Brien, said to the 15 members-body.Reporting about “massive” needs among the population, he said they keep being exacerbated by impediments to commercial imports, resulting in widespread scarcity of food and fuel. In Aden, where people are overwhelmed by the scale of the destruction, the task ahead is rebuilding in their “shattered” city, where unexploded ordnance litter the streets and buildings. Electricity, essential for water pumping and cereal milling, is rare and intermittent, he added.Against this backdrop, humanitarian assistance alone cannot meet all the needs of an entire country with a population of 26 million people. “This is why airports and seaports need to remain open and be used for both commercial imports and humanitarian supplies – without restrictions,” he advocated.Denouncing the “disregard” for human life by all parties, he condemned reports of airstrikes and other shelling in and around Hudaydah port earlier this week, which damaged the main lifelines for the import of basic goods. “I am extremely concerned that the damage to the port of Hudaydah could have a severe impact on the entire country, and would deepen humanitarian needs, making more people food insecure, leaving them without access to water or medicines, which could also mean the spread of disease.”Parties to the conflict, he underlined, must ensure that humanitarian aid is facilitated and not hindered, and they must respect and implement international humanitarian law and possible violations must be investigated and perpetrators held accountable. “As we reflect on the state of play globally on World Humanitarian Day, we unfortunately see a worsening situation, and a scale of needless humanitarian suffering that is truly shocking. We must act. We must do more to ensure that those of us in a position to prevent the abuses perpetrated against those who can do nothing are stopped, and that those who continue to carry them out are held to account,” said Mr. O’Brien, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.Since the conflict began in late March, nearly seven million people in Yemen have been supported by UN agencies and their partners, with food, water, shelter, health support and protection assistance, he recalled.“But much more needs to be done, the Under-Secretary-General acknowledged, stressing that the humanitarian community continues to scale up the response to reach all those in need, including by positioning more international staff across the country and establishing operational hubs in Aden, Ibb, Sa’ada and Mukalla, “as soon as the security situation allows.”But success will depend on sufficient resources. Today, noted Mr. O’Brien, the World Food Programme warned again that a lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance and the shortage of funding create the possibility of famine for millions of Yemenis.“Right now, the conflict-driven convergence between the lack of staple food, access to clean water, and a diminished fuel supply create the dawn of a perfect storm for the most vulnerable Yemeni people,” explained Ertharin Cousin, WFP Executive Director.To date, only 18 per cent, some $282 million, of the 1.6 billion dollars requested through the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan has been received and UN agencies have still not received the funding from Saudi Arabia of $274 million pledged in April, emphasized the Under-Secretary-General.“Even once these funds are received, the response plan will only be funded at 33 per cent. Substantial additional resources will be needed to support the Yemeni people through the rest of this year and beyond.” This is why the international community must match its actions with its words and take immediate measures to end the violence which is destroying the lives of millions of people across the country, concluded Mr. O’Brien.“We must get the parties to stop the fighting and return to the negotiating table, before it’s too late. Otherwise there will be nothing left to fight for.”
THE JOINT COMMITTEE on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement has agreed to press the Irish Government to ensure funding for services for victims of bombings and killings related to the Troubles.They have asked for funding to be secured for Justice for the Forgotten, in order to allow them continue their work in delivering services “that are supportive and sensitive to the needs of victims”.This comes after Margaret Urwin of the Justice for the Forgotten Group and Anne Cadwallader of the Pat Finucane Centre addressed the group today.Urwin told them about Justice for the Forgotten’s work in representing and supporting the bereaved families of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, other bombings in Dublin in 1972 and 1973 and in Belturbet, Dundalk and Castleblaney, as well as the families of the Miami Showband killings.Cadwallader told the committee about her investigative work on security force collusion in the killings of over 120 people.Committee Chairman Joe McHugh TD said that the meeting with both women “shone a light on the disturbing levels of collusion, while bereaved families endure a painful search for the truth on both sides of the border”.The committee complimented Margaret Urwin on her unerring commitment to keeping this issue in the public limelight.They were told that Justice for the Forgotten’s limited funding – under the PEACE III programme – will come to an end this June.It also praised Cadwallader for her “painstaking work in uncovering the truth” in her book Lethal Allies.They said her research “has shone a light into a dark past, which contains many lessons for the present day conflicts around the world”.The committee members strongly agreed with her “on the imperative for uncovering the truth around state collusion for wider British and Irish society, as well as for the bereaved families”.The committee has agreed to write to Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore TD to support the Irish Government’s efforts to advance the Haass proposals.They will also urge the Irish Government to commit funding to ensure the Justice for the Forgotten can continue their valuable work beyond June this year.Read: 15 years ago today: the Good Friday Agreement was signed>
Guth joined the RDA Board of Directors in April 2011. He takes the helm of the company at a turbulent time. In July, Reader’s Digest was supposedly put on the block; The Wall Street Journal cited the price tag to be worth at least $1 billion. Parent company RDA Holding Corp. announced a 6.2 percent drop in revenue to $409.4 million in the second quarter of 2011. Revenue for the RDA’s U.S. business managed to stay basically flat in Q2 2011 at $176.7 million, as compared to Q2 2010’s $177.1 million. Operating profit for the company fell 15.1 percent to $33.1 million in the second quarter, which was attributed to a “decrease in advertising at Rachael Ray and higher agent commissions” in financial statements. Every Day with Rachael Ray, which debuted a redesign in May 2011 under editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello’s tutelage, saw ad pages fall 16.8 percent in first half 2011 from first half 2010, according to FOLIO: sister publication minonline. However, Reader’s Digest is saw a decent first half 2011, as ad pages were up 4.4 percent according to Publishers’ Information Bureau.More on this topic Revenue Up, EBITDA Down For Reader’s Digest In Third Quarter Former RDA CEO’s Severance Package Set at $500,000 Reader’s Digest Holding Co. Files for Bankruptcy for a Second Time Meredith Finalizes Acquisition of Every Day With Rachael Ray RDA Bankruptcy Plan Approved by Court Behind RDA’s Chapter 11 FilingJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & NotesPowered by In another turn of events in Reader Digest Association’s executive saga, Robert Guth, former CEO of telecommunications company TelCove, is named president and CEO. Guth replaces Tom Williams (who occupied the CEO seat after Mary Berner left the company), as he exits the company. According to Adweek, Guth, in an in-house email to staff, “…gave a blunt assessment of RDA, acknowledging frustration with the recurring leadership changes and pessimism in the ranks.” Guth said the company has an “unbelievably strong core business” but that it wasn’t “performing to its potential” and that he was put in place to enact “significant changes.”Williams stepped up from his role of CFO to act as both CEO and president of RDA after Berner’s departure in April. She left in the week following RDA’s naming of a new board of directors, which originally included her in the roster. After Berner’s departure, CEO of telecommunications company DELTACOM, Inc. Randall Curran became chairman of the board. In May, RDA tapped Paul Tomkins, former vice president controller of AT&T Business Solutions, as CFO and executive vice president in Williams’ place.
2 Dell Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 – tablet – Android 8.0 (Oreo) – 64 GB – 10.5″ 20 Photos See It Samsung leans into premium designs with latest Notebook series laptops The Tab S5e’s metal unibody design will come in black, gold and silver versions. Samsung The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e aims to be a smart-home controller, dynamic entertainment device and spur-of-the-moment productivity machine all rolled into one. The $399 tablet (£310, AU$565 converted), which is expected to arrive in Q2, is the first to support Bixby, Samsung’s voice assistant. The tablet fulfills a promise Samsung made at its Developer Conference last November to bring Bixby to more of its devices. The addition also strengthens Samsung’s position against Amazon’s Fire tablets with Alexa and Apple’s Siri on its iPads. Bixby’s skills are expected to keep growing, and the Tab S5e will be able to do everything — from display the weather when you ask to controlling devices using its smart-home Smart Things platform. You’ll also be able to set up Quick Commands to trigger multiple actions such as turning on your lights and TV at the same time. And, because the tablet has far-field mics, you can do it from across the room. Bixby is just part of the package, though. Slotted between the top-end $650 Galaxy S4 that’s built more for work than play and the entertainment-focused Tab A, the S5e (the “e” is for essential) is a balance between the two. For productivity, the S5e has Samsung DeX support that gives you a more PC-like interface and there’s an optional $130 keyboard cover. Samsung touted a call and message continuity feature as well, which will let you answer a call or reply to a text directly from the Tab, even if you don’t have your phone. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1:42 $547 Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 is an Android tablet that wants… Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Tablets $649 Tags Now playing: Watch this: Review • Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 review: It’ll keep you entertained, but it’s no PC replacement See it See It $547 As for entertainment, the tablet is built around a 10.5-inch 2560×1600-pixel super AMOLED display surrounded by four speakers with stereo sound that rotates with the display. Samsung’s promising up to 14.5 hours of battery time with up to four months of YouTube Premium and three months of Spotify Premium for new subscribers so you can start streaming out of the box. The new streamlined tablet line is part of the electronics giant’s plans to concentrate on premium designs and user experiences for 2019, even with its entry-level mobile devices. The first signs of that came at CES with its new Notebook 9 Pro and Notebook Flash laptops and continue here with the Tab S5e. See it on Samsung Amazon Share your voice Comments $549 See It Best Buy Samsung
Allwyn Colony: Local Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud on Thursday expressed his readiness to solve any problem facing the residents of Allwyn Colony if it is brought to his notice.He was speaking after undertaking a ‘padayatra’ on Thursday in Tangarajubasti, Chandramma Colony and meeting the residents at community hall, where the problems were discussed. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The residents informed Goud that they were mainly facing problems like drainage and lack of streetlights. The Corporator assured the residents that he would strive to solve the drainage issue on a permanent basis by taking up a drainage line. He got in touch with the officials concerned and discussed the issue of streetlights. Later, Goud said that all problems facing the residents would be solved in a phased manner so as to develop the areas in all respects. Among those who accompanied Goud in the ‘padayatra’ were AE Subash Varma, Works Inspector Brahmam, Ward Member Chinnollas Srinivas, TRS leaders Shivaraj Goud, Nagabushnam, residents Venkatesh, Velu, Ganesh, Ramesh, Sudarshan, Satyanarayana, Ramesh, Srinivasulu, Bakkanna, Parwathi, Swaroopa and Gowri.
Stay on target Finally got the keys to the car. #GB20 https://t.co/T1Np2lRQl1— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) January 16, 2019 Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre, or ghost?If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute: Watch the teaser trailer for Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters movie.Known for biting commentaries like Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and The Front Runner, Reitman—son of legendary director Ivan Reitman (Meatballs, Stripes, Twins, Kindergarten Cop)—is picking up his father’s torch for a [second] modern take on everyone’s favorite ghost-catching parapsychologists.On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly announced that Reitman will direct and co-write the upcoming film, set in the same world saved by proton pack-wearing eccentrics in the 1984 original. Toy Tuesday: The Coolest Car ToysWatch: Paul Rudd Will Star in Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie We call shotgun! — Ghostbusters (@Ghostbusters) January 16, 2019“I’ve always thought of myself as the first Ghostbusters fan, when I was a six-year-old visiting the set,” Reitman told the magazine. “I wanted to make a movie for all the other fans.“This is the next chapter in the original franchise. It is not a reboot,” he explained. “What happened in the ’80s happened in the ’80s, and this is set in the present day.”Reitman’s unnamed Ghostbusters movie will not cross streams with Paul Feig’s 2016 all-female reboot (which, while well-received by critics, was the focus of much criticisms from online trolls).“I have so much respect for what Paul created with those brilliant actresses [Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy], and would love to see more stories from them,” he added. “However, this new movie will follow the trajectory of the original film.”A teaser trailer from Sony Pictures dates the film for summer 2020; shooting will begin “in a few months,” according to EW.There is no word yet on a potential plot, characters, or cast. It’s anyone’s guess whether original actors Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, or Bill Murray will reprise their roles 35 years later. Egon Spengler’s Harold Ramis passed away in 2014.“This is very early, and I want the film to unwrap like a present,” Reitman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Monster House and Poltergeist remake director Gil Kenan, said. “We have a lot of wonderful surprises and new characters for the audience to meet.”The Hollywood Reporter hinted that filmmakers are looking to cast four teenagerss—two boys, two girls—in the movie. (That certainly fits with the teaser trailer’s eerie Stranger Things vibe.)In the words of Dr. Peter Venkman: “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! Let’s do it!”More on Geek.com:Live Your Best Life With New ‘Stranger Things’ x ‘Ghostbusters’ ShoesDid Vigo Turn This Alberta Town’s Water Into Psychomagnotheric Slime?‘Ghostbusters: 101’ Brings Together Both Slime Covered Teams
Stay on target TGIF. While you’re planning for the long weekend ahead, we’ve rounded up the top movie and TV trailers that you might have missed during the week.The Boys, a gritty series where a group of guys who go after evil superheroes, is hitting Amazon Prime Video on July 26, while CBS Films’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a creepy film about horror tales gone wrong. From Netflix’s sci-fi series Wu Assassins to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Zombieland: Double Tap, here are the top movies and TV shows to keep on your radar.Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkGuillermo del Toro and director André Øvredal are creeping audiences out with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a film where a series of eerie tales comes to life for teens in an American small town. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits theaters on Aug. 9.Wu AssassinsA San Francisco chef acquires mystical Wu powers in the sci-fi series Wu Assassins. His quest to become an assassin and save the people of his city gets complicated though when he discovers that his father sided with the wrong team. Wu Assassins hits Netflix on Aug. 8.The GoldfinchAfter his mom is killed during an art museum bombing, Theo Decker goes on a lifelong journey to heal from the tragic incident and protect the only memory of her, a bird painting, in The Goldfinch. The movie, which stars Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, hits theaters Sept. 13.The BoysGood guys take out bad superheroes in Amazon Prime Video’s new series The Boys: When “The Seven,” a group of superheroes who have bad intentions, tries to hide their crimes, a vigilante squad tries to stop their shady activity. The Boys premieres on Amazon Prime Video on July 26.Zombieland: Double TapIt took a decade to get Little Rock, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Columbus back together to fight the undead, but Zombieland: Double Tap is coming to theaters on Oct. 18.Rocko’s Modern Life: Static ClingAfter 20 years in space, Rocko and his friends return to a high-tech O-Town, where iPhones, 3-D movie screenings, and other devices exist. It might not be the ’90s anymore, but Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling will debut on Netflix on Aug. 9. HarrietAmerican freedom fighter Harriet Tubman led many slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. See her story come to life in Harriet, which stars Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Janelle Monáe, and debuts in theaters on Nov. 1.A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodTom Hanks stars as Mr. Fred Rogers, a famous TV personality who had one of the best kid’s series of all time, in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which hits theaters on Thanksgiving. The Righteous GemstonesA world-famous televangelist family goes on a quest to protect themselves from “evil forces” in HBO’s new comedy series The Righteous Gemstones. This show, which stars John Goodman, Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, and Adam Devine, is coming to HBO on Aug. 18.JoJo RabbitWritten and directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), JoJo Rabbit follows a young boy growing up in World War II Germany who has a life-threatening secret: His single mom is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic, who opens up his mind to non-nationalism perspectives.More on Geek.com:‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Trailer Resurrects This Franchise ‘The Boys’ Final Trailer: Good Guys Go After the World’s Worst Superheroes‘Invader Zim’ and ‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ TV Movies Bring Nick Back to Netflix Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week
Avoid chances of acidity during the hot days by indulging in bananas, melons and coconut water, say experts.Bananas: It is the best antidote for acid reflux and is great for snacking purposes. Potassium in bananas produces mucous in the lining of the stomach, thus lowering the pH levels in the body. Also, bananas are high on fibre and a great source of roughage. Eating over-ripe bananas during summer is the best way to keep acidity at bay.Melons: Melons such as cantaloupe, musk melon and watermelon are high on anti-oxidants and fibre, and help avoid acid reflux and other stomach ailments by maintaining the mucous membrane. The cooling properties and high water content in these fruits help hydrate the body and reduce pH levels. Other fruits such as apple and papaya are also great sources of fibre and aid in preventing acidity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCoconut water: This refreshing natural drink has cleansing properties that help flush out toxins from your body. Coconut water is also rich in fibre content and helps with regular bowel movements.Cold milk: Milk is another excellent way to combat acidity. Milk absorbs acid formation in the stomach, stopping any reflux or burning sensation in the gastric system. Anytime you feel an acid formation in the stomach or heartburn coming on, have a glass of plain cold milk without any additives or sugar. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveButtermilk and curd: Besides milk, other milk products (except cheese) like curd and buttermilk also provide relief from acidity. These products cool the stomach and the natural bacteria in them do not allow acid formation. They help in keeping the overall digestive system healthy. Having curd and buttermilk regularly after meals is a great way to avoid chances of acidity in the long run too.Say no to food carts: Though these should be avoided all year round, they are definitely a strict no-no during summer season. Rise in temperature goes hand-in-hand with water scarcity, which in turn means compromise on washing properly in the kitchen. And that can have a bad effect on your system when you eat food that is not washed properly before cooking or cooked by hands that have been not thoroughly cleaned. Gastroenteritis, amoebic dysentery and diarrhoea are common during this time of the year.Swap juice for whole fruit instead: In summer, you often spot house flies especially in markets near food vendors. They are major germ carriers and thus, people should be careful when having juice outside. Instead of cutting fruits or blending them into juice you should rather try to eat whole fruits to keep infections at bay.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — What were they thinking?For months new Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy had been warning agents and officers that misconduct and drunken shenanigans would not be tolerated in the once-vaunted law enforcement agency. And yet, according to investigators, two senior Secret Service agents spent five hours at a bar, ran up a significant tab, and then drove back to the White House, where they shoved their car into a construction barrier and drove within inches of a suspicious package earlier this year. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top holiday drink recipes Inspector General John Roth’s 18-page report on the incident said that Ogilvie, Connolly and their two companions all denied drinking all the drinks Ogilvie paid for before driving his government sport utility vehicle into a secured area at the White House, pushing a large construction barrier with the vehicle’s bumper and passing within inches of a suspicious item that had been left in the area.Roth told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that the agents’ behavior was “troubling.” When asked if the pair should be punished, Roth said while discipline will fall to the Secret Service, he “believes there should be some consequences.”Roth testified that Ogilvie and Connolly both violated agency policies barring driving a government vehicle after drinking and requirements that they self-report any incident that could gain public attention.When pressed by lawmakers about what may have led the agents to ignore or violate agency policies, Roth said there is a lack of accountability within the Secret Service.Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and the ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, said in a statement that Roth’s report was more evidence that the Secret Service is in need a “major cultural overhaul.” Pierson’s handling of those incidents ultimately led to her ouster. An independent panel concluded that the agency was “insular” and in need of new leadership. The panel recommended hiring a new director from outside the agency, but Obama instead chose Clancy, a retired agent who once ran the president’s protective detail.___Follow Alicia A. Caldwell on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acaldwellapCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Secret Service officers on duty and investigating the suspicious item when Ogilvie and Connolly drove through later told investigators they thought something was “not right” and the men were “not making sense” as they spoke to officers on the scene. None of the on-duty officers gave the agents a field sobriety test. Both were instead allowed to leave the White House complex driving government-owned vehicles, despite a watch commander’s concern that Connolly was not fit to drive.In advance of the report’s release late Wednesday, Connolly, the deputy special agent in charge of the Presidential Protection Division, notified the agency that he would retire. Ogilvie has been placed on administrative leave.The incident once again focused a congressional spotlight on an agency that didn’t need more attention for scandals. The scandal-plagued agency has been in the spotlight since 2012 when more than a dozen agents and officers were caught up in a prostitution scandal in advance of a presidential trip to Colombia. Since then, there have been a handful of other incidents, the most serious being a security breach at the White House in September.In that incident, a Texas man armed with a knife was able to climb over a perimeter fence and run deep into the White House before being apprehended. It was later revealed that a few days before that incident, President Barack Obama rode an elevator in Atlanta with an armed contractor. The Secret Service didn’t know the man was armed until after Obama got off the elevator. Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 5 treatments for adult scoliosis New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories All this just months after Secret Service Julia Pierson director was ousted in the aftermath of a series of embarrassing security breaches involving Secret Service agents and officers.George Ogilvie and Marc Connolly were “more likely than not” impaired by alcohol when they drove through a secure area at the White House earlier this year, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general said in a new report released late Wednesday.They were among dozens of agency personnel who went to a retirement party for another agent but when the party wrapped up on March 4, the pair and two other, non-agent Secret Service employees, stuck around the Irish-themed bar for three more hours. Ogilvie, the assistant special agent in charge of the agency’s Washington field office, opened a tab and paid $149.87 for eight Johnny Walker Red scotches, two vodka drinks, three beers and a glass of wine.The incident became public days later and forced Clancy to follow in the steps of Pierson and head to Capitol Hill to once again explain a Secret Service scandal to lawmakers.In a statement Wednesday, the agency’s third director in less than three years said he was “disappointed and disturbed at the apparent lack of judgment described in this report. Behavior of the type described in the report is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” Comments Share
June 27, 2019 244 Views Affordability homeowners Millennials Rent 2019-06-27 Seth Welborn Homeowners and renters alike are facing affordability issues, according to a new survey from Freddie Mac. According to the GSE’s “Profile of Today’s Renter and Owner” study, over half of Americans are making spending or housing changes to afford their monthly housing payment. Additionally, 44% of renters and 35% of owners who had trouble affording their housing payment over the last two years reported having to move to afford housing costs.Still, the majority of both renters and homeowners believe their current situation is the most affordable option for them, but the idea that renting is more affordable than ownership is on the rise. Freddie Mac’s survey of around 4,000 households found that 82% of renters view renting as more affordable than homeownership, up 15 points from February 2018.However, renters are the most likely to be const-burdened. According to the survey, 34% of renters spend more than one-third of their income on rent, while only 25% of homeowners spend that much on their mortgage. The biggest obstacle preventing many renters from becoming homeowners, specifically low-income renters, is the down payment and closing costs. Around 88% of low income renters said the down payment and closing costs would be their biggest hurdle, compared to 72% of middle income renters. Many Americans have had to cut costs to afford housing, including 62% of renters and 47% of homeowners. Over half of renters, 55%, reduced spending on non-essential items such as entertainment, compared to 52% of owners. For younger homeowners and renters, student loans have had an impact on affordability, especially among renters. Freddie Mac found that 51% of younger millennials (aged 23-29) who rent had to make a different housing choice because of student loans, compared with 38% of younger millennials who own a home. Among older millennials (aged 30-38), the survey found 41% who rent and 36% who own experienced the same phenomenon.Additionally, over half of workers employed in the essential workforce, serving in crucial positions like healthcare, education and law enforcement, have made housing decisions with their student loan repayment obligations in mind. This includes 51% of owners and 53% of renters working essential jobs. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination Homeowners, Renters Alike Face Affordability Issues Share
hotels & resortsSix Senses Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has appointed travel and tourism agency Klick Communications as its Australia and New Zealand public relations representatives.Six Senses properties focus on sustainable building and operating practices, offering an intuitive and quirky take on hospitality. Wellness lives at the heart of the brand which currently operates 11 resorts across Thailand, China, Vietnam, Maldives, Seychelles, Portugal and Oman, and 28 spas across 20 different countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, with plans to triple their portfolio over the next five years.Kim McKay, Founder and Director of Klick Communications says, “We are thrilled to be working with Six Senses, a brand that has always been well ahead of the game in terms of their unique approach to hospitality, wellness and sustainability efforts. There are so many exciting things coming up for Six Senses, with the opening of Six Senses Fiji in April and Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali later this year particularly of interest for our market.”
The Arizona Cardinals have one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.Through eight games they are first in the league in total points, with 263, and second in the NFL in average points scored per game, at 32.9. They are also third in the NFL in total yards.Be it by land or by air, their offense has been very difficult for opponents to stop this season, with QB Carson Palmer, RB Chris Johnson and WR Larry Fitzgerald leading the way. Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories But halfway through each of Palmer, Johnson and Fitzgerald has been better than anyone would have expected, and they’re the main reason the Cardinals are 6-2 and leading the NFC West. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires That trio, by the way, was named the third-best triplets in the NFL by NFL.com’s Dave Dameshek.3) Arizona Cardinals: Carson Palmer,Chris Johnson & Larry FitzgeraldPreseason rank: No. 24This mature trio might look like the casting call for a Cialis ad, but the vets are functioning at the highest level on NFL gridirons so far this season. (Did anybody see the Chris Johnson resurgence coming?)The Cardinals’ trio trails only New England’s Tom Brady/Dion Lewis/Rob Gronkowski and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers/Eddie Lacy/Randall Cobb, and is no doubt deserving of its high standing and improved ranking.Palmer is tied for the league lead with 20 touchdown passes, is first in yards-per-attempt, fourth in total passing yards and fourth in passer rating.Johnson is second in the league with 676 rushing yards, with his 4.8 yards-per-carry average being the highest he’s carried since 2009.Fitzgerald is fifth in the NFL with 55 receptions, which he has taken for 706 yards and seven touchdowns, which puts him on pace to set some career-high marks in this, his 12th season.Whether or not this trio, with each member being over 30 years of age, will continue to play at such a high level the rest of the season remains to be seen. Also, it’s possible that someone like John Brown — who is second on the team in receptions and himself having a very good season — could overtake Fitzgerald as the receiver in the group.
Two men were arrested in connection with a case of theft and malicious damage in Paphos on Wednesday, police announced on Thursday morning.The owner of an apartment complex, 45, reported to police that over Tuesday night/Wednesday morning two televisions, two decoders, a number of mobile phones and a cash register with money were stolen from a fenced-in area of the complex.The perpetrators had damaged the fence to get access.The two men, aged 18 and 22, were arrested after people testified against them. They are being detained pending further investigations.During a search of a vehicle belonging to the 22-year-old officers identified part of the stolen property.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoCrossovers | Search AdsBest New Compact Crossovers for Under 20kCrossovers | Search AdsUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola