Minister Appoints Provincial Fire Marshal

first_imgThe Minister of Labour and Advanced Education appointed Harold Pothier as Provincial Fire Marshal effective today, Sept. 10. “I am very pleased to officially welcome Mr. Pothier to the important role as our province’s fire marshal,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Marilyn More. “Public safety is a priority, and I am are sure Mr. Pothier and his team will continue to show great leadership and dedication to reduce and eliminate the suffering and tragic loss caused by fire by facilitating fire and building safety systems. “I look forward to his continued work to improve fire protection in Nova Scotia.” Mr. Pothier and his staff advise various levels of government, including municipalities, on matters such as fire-protection systems, and provide fire-prevention education. He will also work toward meeting recommendations made by the province’s auditor general to improve fire prevention and investigation. “We all have a role to play when it comes to preventing fires, and I look forward to continuing my work to provide leadership and direction by supporting fire-prevention strategies, fire-safety education, and the enforcement of fire safety codes and standards,” said Mr. Pothier. “Working together, we can achieve fire safety.” Mr. Pothier has more than 35 years of fire services experience and won a competition for the position.last_img read more

Rlys announces new TAG from July 1 271 trains speeded up 49

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Railways has announced its new timetable on Monday with the immediate effect from the same day that includes an increase in the frequency of trains, cancellation of some trains, acceleration of some trains, the introduction of new trains as well as an extension of trains, among others. The changes were announced on its website, and on Twitter.”The Ministry of Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table is known as ‘TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)’ effective from today i.e. 1st July 2019. In addition to that, all the 17 Zonal Railways also released their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables (5 Zonal time tables in all, each Zonal Time Table comprising 3-4 Zonal Railways) which comes into effect from today i.e. 1st July 2019,” a ministry official release mentioned. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The new timetable is available on Indian Railways’ official website Besides, as part of ‘Mission Raftaar’, the railways speeded up 261 trains by up to 110 minutes over different zones, providing a faster transit to passengers. ‘Mission Raftaar’ was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17- envisages a target of doubling the average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years. Forty-nine new trains, which have already been introduced, have been added in the new time table. Vande Bharat Express train, 34 Humsafar Express trains, 11 Antyodaya Express trains, two Tejas Express trains and one Uday Express train are these trains. “In addition, more than 34200 Special train trips were run during 2018-19 to clear extra rush and meet passenger demand. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAbout 500 coaches were permanently augmented in about 300 trains to increase the carrying capacity,” the ministry release mentioned. Even, after a series of review meetings the necessary changes have been incorporated on the time table to improve punctuality, the ministry informed. “About 1000 rakes out of 2700 have been standardized/integrated,” it further added. The railways also said that it has replaced 141 short distance passenger trains, especially having reversal en route, by Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMUs) and Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs) in 2018-2019, thereby increasing the overall mobility of the system. The movement of 27 pairs of trains has been rationalized through adjacent/satellite terminals to obviate the need for the reversal of locomotives. To improve the travel experience, a total of 411 pairs of important long-distance trains are now running with LHB coaches, thus improving the passenger experience.last_img read more

Quebec moves to tighten law on dangerous dogs give municipalities flexibility

first_imgQUEBEC — The Quebec government is giving municipalities more tools to deal with potentially dangerous dogs, including allowing towns to order the animals put down if they injure someone.Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault tabled amendments Wednesday giving all Quebec municipalities a set of rules and the flexibility to adopt stricter ones if they see fit.Guilbault says while no law could eliminate all risks or incidents involving dogs, only about half of municipalities have a bylaw on the books.Guilbault says the rules will establish clears rules for dog ownership.Dog owners would have to register their animals and assure they always wear a collar and are on a leash when in public. There would also be strict rules covering inspections and seizures, with penal provisions for those who disobey the law.She said the ruling on whether dog is dangerous will fall to a veterinarian, but the province opted not to go with any type of breed-specific amendments.“It’s really complicated to establish the specific breed of a dog. We’ve talked with a lot of people on that,” Guilbault said.The stricter rules come amid several dog attacks in recent years.In 2016, Christiane Vadnais, a Montreal woman, was killed in her own backyard by a dog in the city’s Pointe-aux-Trembles district.The issue came to the forefront again last March when a jogger was attacked and severely injured in Potton Township, about 125 kilometres southeast of Montreal.Guilbault noted that Potton, for example, didn’t have any set rules in place, but its mayor has said he intended to enact a bylaw once the Quebec government legislative changes were completed.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ontario pot rules restrict retail ownership of licensed producers

first_imgTORONTO — The Ontario government says a cannabis retail licence will not be issued to a corporation if more than 9.9 per cent of it is owned or controlled by one or more licensed marijuana producers or their affiliates.The province’s new pot retail regulations also stipulate that this restriction applies whether the pot producer’s ownership of the corporation is direct or indirect.The detailed rules released today shed more light on the province’s private cannabis retail framework and deals a blow to licensed producers, some of which have purchased stakes in retail. In September, the Progressive Conservative government said licensed growers and their affiliates may not hold more than one retail location between them, located at a production facility.The executive director of the Cannabis Council of Canada Allan Rewak says it welcomes the additional clarity but is “disappointed” as some licensed producers who have invested in retail chains may be prevented from entering the Ontario marketplace.Applications for licenses will begin on Dec. 17 and retail stores are expected to open in April, with a market concentration of 75 stores per operator. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Madrid to Tangiers in Less Than an Hour Hyperloop Train Reaches

By Amira El MasaitiRabat – A futuristic rail project promising to link Madrid and Tangier in under an hour has reached the semi-final of a global competition.The Tangier-Madrid “Hyperloop” is being developed by a Spanish enterprise participating of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. The competition has so far seen 2,600 entries by 35 teams from all over the world. A Hyperloop is a “capsule” train in which passengers are half-lying down and which is capable of covering distances at the same speed as an aircraft.The collaborative research project to develop the high-speed train was first launched by South African engineer Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla.According to the organizers of the competition, the high-speed bullet-train would travel at 1,200 kilometers per hour, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar through a submarine floating tunnel.In an interview with the Spanish newspaper  El Independiente, project manager Luis Gonzalez Lorenzo said that this new means of transportation would ensure “a stable link” between Africa and Europe.“We must imagine Africa in 50 years, it is the continent of the future,” explained Lorenz. He added that Tangiers was not chosen arbitrarily. “It is a center of trade and development […] The city is the gateway to Africa, and then the project could be extended to Nigeria or other areas.”Whether the Madrid-Tangiers inter-continental Hyperloop will make it to the finals will not be known until May this year. read more

UN official cites progress ahead of voter registration for Southern Sudan referendum

8 November 2010Progress has been made for the start of voter registration for the Southern Sudan independence referendum scheduled for January, an election official with the United Nations has reported, pledging continued support to ensure that the vote passes peacefully. Speaking yesterday at the official launch of the media campaign for the referendum, Eamon O’Mordha of the UN Integrated Referendum and Electoral Division (UNIRED) recounted the progress made so far. “A lot of activities are going on now at the moment. The [registration] material has arrived, it’s been sent out to the states. The recruitment of the voter registration staff is almost complete. The voter registration centres have been finalized,” he said.“There’s a real tangible sense that things are really happening and moving forward. But very important in terms of preparations is also that the voters themselves start to get involved in the process, and the first step in this is that the information becomes available to the voters. I think it’s very timely that the media campaign now starts, the [Southern Sudan Referendum] Bureau has very good plans in terms of trying to get as much information to the eligible voters as possible.”The referendum – along with a separate vote also on 9 January on whether the central area of Abyei will be part of the north or the south – will be the final phase in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). The 2005 pact ended two decades of conflict between the northern-based Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the south.Mr. O’Mordha was joined at Sunday’s launch by the deputy chairperson of the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC), Justice Reec Madut, and the Government of Southern Sudan’s Minister of Information, Barnaba Marial Benjamin.Mr. Madut expressed his gratitude to the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) for the ongoing logistical support it is providing to the voter registration process, which begins on 15 November.“At this point in time, some areas are inaccessible because of the rains,” he said. “But our friends at UNMIS have promised us to help in transporting registration materials to those areas which are inaccessible by road.”Announcing the start of two months of media campaigning, Mr. Madut described “another historic day in our move towards the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement,” and said the ground rules for the campaign were simple.“There should no incitement; there should be freedom of expression. We are to ensure equal opportunity for all political parties to express their opinions about the two options.”Mr. Benjamin echoed the pledge of the referendum bureau’s chairperson to guarantee freedom of expression for all points of view during the upcoming media campaign.“The Government of Southern Sudan would like to see a referendum that is credible, a referendum that is recognized by the international community, by the members of the region, by our partners in Khartoum and a referendum that we will equally recognize as a government,” he said. read more

Canopy Growth forms Brazilian partnership to tap into medical marijuana market

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp., the largest of Canada’s publicly traded marijuana companies, is preparing to export its expertise through a new Brazilian partnership.Canopy’s Bedrocan subsidiary and its Brazilian partners have created a new company to import proprietary varieties of cannabis into Brazil — a country with a population of 200 million.Initially, Bedrocan Brazil will import cannabis products into Brazil from Canada or the Netherlands.Canopy Growth Corp trims losses, posts higher revenue in 2016 fiscal yearPodcast: Bruce Linton of Canopy Growth on how the Amazon model is good for marijuana businessMedical marijuana producer Bedrocan lowers its prices to $5 a gramEventually, the company will establish domestic cultivation facilities in Brazil using Bedrocan’s genetic material and cultivation technology.The Canadian company will also partner with Sao Paulo-based Entourage Phytolab SA to develop medical cannabis products for the Brazilian and international markets.Entourage will be responsible for developing the standardized cannabis extracts for pre-clinical and clinical trials. Canopy anticipates that the clinical trials will be completed by the end of 2017.On Monday, Canopy reported that it generated $12.7 million of revenue and a $3.5 million loss in its 2016 financial year, an improvement from the $2.4 million in revenue and $9.35 million loss in fiscal 2015. read more

Kobe Bryant Recovering Hopes to Open Lakers Season Healthy

Kobe Bryant had the stitches removed, is out of the cast and faces nearly six weeks of rehabilitation since completing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg. After all that, Bryant is still hoping for a return by the Los Angeles Lakers’  2013-14 season opener.“I hope so,” Bryant said in a sit-down interview with on Monday. “That’s the challenge. With the tendon, there’s really only but so much you can do. There’s a certain amount of time that they deem necessary for the tendon to heal where you don’t overstretch it and now you never get that spring back.“So, you just have to be patient, let the tendon heal, and then when that moment comes when they say, ‘OK, we can take off the regulator so to speak and now it’s on you to train as hard as you can to get back to where you want to be,’ that’s going to be a good day.”Before that day is likely to occur, there will be another date on the calendar that holds particular significance for how Bryant’s Lakers will look next season: July 1, the day Dwight Howard can begin to hear competing offers as a free agent.While Howard reportedly has strong interest in the Houston Rockets and could be courted by Dallas, Atlanta, Golden State and Cleveland, Bryant is in no rush to be the first to pitch the All-Star center to come back to L.A.“For me, you kind of let him do his due diligence and then move in and talk to him and figure out if this is a place he wants to be,” Bryant said. “We all want him here. But then that’s when the selling begins [after Howard is courted by other teams]. You don’t start the selling process right before he goes and does all this stuff. You want to get the last word. You want to have the final word and the closing argument.“I’ll give him a little opening statement, but then I have to make sure I have the final word.”If Howard ends up being a one-year rental rather than the face of the franchise moving forward, Bryant is confident the Lakers, with 16 championships to their credit, will still find a way to thrive.“This franchise is a franchise that you really don’t have to worry about too much, because no matter what happens, whether it’s a year from now, two years from now, whatever the case may be, they’re always going to find a way to have an impact on this league,” Bryant said.Should the Lakers resort to a Plan B if Howard walks, Bryant said he will make his voice part of the process.“It’s gotten to a point at this stage in my career where those lines of communication are more open and we talk more frequently both with [general manager] Mitch [Kupchak] and [vice president of player personnel] Jimmy [Buss] and [vice president of business operations] Jeanie [Buss] to a certain extent,” Bryant said. “Those lines of communication are open.”Bryant has already communicated with Jeanie Buss’ fiance and his former coach, Phil Jackson, over what Jackson wrote about Bryant in his recent book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success.”  In the book Jackson gave the nod to Michael Jordan when comparing the two shooting guards.“I talked to Phil about it,” said Bryant, who added that he has not read the book. “I said, ‘You know, you can’t compare me at [age] 21-22-23 to Michael at 28-29-30. That’s not a fair comparison.’ But, you know, I’m comfortable at resting on my five [championships] and what I had to do for this team to be successful.“We both had different roles, and [Jordan] had his level of frustration coming up as a young player and challenges that he had to deal with, and I had mine in playing a different role to what I thought naturally I could do. We had different career paths, man, so it’s kind of tough to [compare]. At least for me it is, anyway.”While Jordan holds the edge in championships (six to Bryant’s five) and career points (32,292 for third all time to Bryant’s 31,617 for fourth all time), Bryant said he has already accomplished what he set out to achieve when he was drafted into the NBA as a 17-year-old out of high school in 1996.“When I came into the league, I wanted to win multiple championships,” Bryant said, appearing in good spirits and clean shaven after growing a beard for nearly a month following his Achilles surgery. “As a young kid, it was like, well, this is what you’re supposed to do. You’re supposed to win five, six, seven championships, because that’s what Magic [Johnson] did. That’s what [Bill] Russell did. That’s what Jordan did. I feel very comfortable with my career and what I’ve been able to accomplish in that regard.”Read more: ESPN. read more

Mystery car left parked underwater is declared a hazard to shipping

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A car which was left seemingly parked underwater was declared a floating hazard to shipping after the driver abandoned the 4×4. Boat owners issued a warning on Monday to be aware of the vehicle which had become submerged in the sea when the tide came in.The vehicle was beached at Newquay Ridge off of Appledore in Devon on Sunday and was deemed at hazard to shipping.Appledore Lifeboat Station warned: “There is a car stuck right in the middle of the deep channel at the moment,” and added, “apparently it does drift up and down the channel with the tide so at high tide could be further upriver.”It is not known how the car came to be parked where it was, but it is thought the driver might have tried to cross the mud flats before getting stuck and abandoning the vehicle. The car was mysteriously ‘parked’ 50 yards out from the shore in an estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge flow down from Exmoor and meet before flowing out into the Bristol Channel.The estuary, between the seaside villages of Appledore and Instow, has one of the highest tidal rises and falls in the world.When the tide goes out, the channel of water narrows but local people are wary of wading out because there are treacherous quicksands which have claimed lives in the past. A warning was issued by Bideford Coastguard and a spokesperson said: “We would like to remind people of the danger the soft mud and sand of the Taw and Torridge Estuaries and that you should never try to cross on foot or by vehicle.“If you do get into trouble in the area,on the beach, coastline or coastal location remember to dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”We have properly trained teams and equipment to rescue you should you get into trouble on the coast.” read more

Les côtes du Monténégro polluées par des quantités de déchets

first_imgLes côtes du Monténégro polluées par des quantités de déchetsEmportés par le gonflement d’un fleuve local, de grandes quantités de déchets s’accumulent sur les côtes du sud du Monténégro, ont annoncé les autorités du pays d’Europe du Sud. Ces déchets proviennent à la fois des rives du Monténégro et de celles d’Albanie, pays frontalier. Comme l’a expliqué à l’AFP Djordje Dabovic, un responsable municipal pour les questions d’environnement dans la ville d’Ulcinj, le gonflement du fleuve de la Bojana, situé à la frontière entre le Monténégro et l’Albanie, est à l’origine de cette importante pollution, les eaux ayant “charrié tous les déchets abandonnés sur les deux rives et se sont répandus dans la mer Adriatique”.À lire aussiTote bag, G20 et paternité, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 18 juinLa Bojana se jette en effet dans la mer Adriatique, à proximité d’Ulcinj qui est un site touristique très prisé. Mais aujourd’hui, ses plages longues de douze kilomètres sont jonchées de détritus. Ce type de pollution se produit régulièrement, explique Djordje Dabovic. Toutefois, “les quantités de détritus sont cette année plus importantes en raison du haut niveau des eaux” engendré par les pluies torrentielles qui se sont récemment abattues sur la région.Pour remédier à ce problème, Daliborka Pejovic, responsable monténégrine de l’Agence gouvernementale pour l’Environnement, ne voit qu’une seule solution : la mise en place par le Monténégro et l’Albanie de décharges permettant de traiter “les déchets de façon appropriée”.Le 12 décembre 2010 à 11:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

US Air Force creates Space Mission Force to prevent war in space

first_imgA war in space is not something I’m sure a lot of people think about as anything other than a science fiction story line or something for humans to deal with many generations from now. But the US Air Force doesn’t agree, and it is taking the required action to ensure that if a war in space does break out, then they are prepared to defend against it.Of course, the space wars we are talking about today do not involve pilots in space involved in dogfights with the enemy. What the Air Force is actually preparing for is an information and communication war, and more specifically any threat that targets key military satellites.You may be surprised to hear that there already exists a number of Space Wings within the Air Force. The 50th Space Wing looks after a range of satellites including the GPS constellation. The 21st Space Wing is focused on “situational awareness ground stations and radars.” And then we have the 460th Space Wing, which looks after the Air Force’s missile warning satellites, and it’s this Wing that is set to become the Space Mission Force.Training to be a member of the Space Wing Force will take between 4-6 months and will be followed by a further 4-6 months working alongside an experienced operator before being fully qualified to, well, defend Earth from above albeit remotely on American soil.For now, the Space Mission Force exists as an 8-page White Paper written by General John E. Hyten, Commander of the Air Force Space Command. The paper is purposefully vague, but outlines how a model is required to prepare “our space forces to meet the challenges of today’s space domain,” and how success “rests on the shoulders of our Airmen.”Ultimately what the Space Mission Force will do is to ensure communication from vital military satellites continues to flow regardless of the situation by countering any attacks effectively, be they physical or digital. That will require some very technically proficient staff, who will ultimately be a collection of Air Force geeks learning all the relevant and modern attack vectors as well as developing their own countermeasures.It seems likely that, if successful in operation, the Space Mission Force will eventually mutate to become the department managing the security of any military craft operating in space, be they drone or manned.last_img read more

SPOILER: Arena website spoils possible next IC champion

first_img Videos Articles Twitter Pinterest Stocks Make Marginal Gains Around The Globe Facebook The Rock is the highest paid actor in the world, HBK at NXT tapings, NXT TakeOver behind the scenes video Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollins Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The official website of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, where an upcoming WWE RAW taping will be taking place on 6/15, listed Sheamus as WWE Intercontinental Champion in the official listing of the show. This would seem to spoil Sheamus winning the currently vacated title at the upcoming 5/31 Elimination Chamber special event in Corpus Christi, Texas.Source: TheQArena.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 22.48%0:00Remaining Time -0:59 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 Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next John Cenacenter_img Moritz Bleibtreu: Verärgerte Fans Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Tom Cruises ankle gave Rebecca Ferguson baby-making time Seth Rollins Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Now Playing Up Next Italy’s Salvini is trying to divide his M5S government colleagues ahead of no-confidence motion vote Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowanlast_img read more

Confirmed Jerome Boateng in talks with PSG

first_imgBayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has announced that Jerome Boateng’s representatives have begun talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a summer transferThe German defender has been with the Bavarians for the past seven years and has made a total of 258 appearances in all competitions and has gone on to win 14 trophies.But, prior to the start of the World Cup last month, Boateng revealed that he is currently in the process of considering what next due to the fact that he is now 29.“I’ve experienced everything at Bayern. We’ve won everything there is to win in club football,” said Boateng in June.“And a footballer’s time is limited. I don’t have to kid myself, it’s not 10 years for me any more. But I’m convinced my body has more to give, that I can still improve as a player and play at the highest level for a good few years yet.“I’ve slowly come to the point where I’m asking myself: What haven’t I achieved yet? Do I want to keep proving myself at the same club with the same old objectives? It’s not just about feeling a certain way in one place.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).And now Rummenigge has announced that Boateng’s agents have entered discussions with PSG.“At the moment there is no direct contact between the clubs. But there is contact between his agents and PSG,” said Rummenigge, according to Sky Sports.“We have to wait, if we could find a basis for a transfer. Now we have to wait and see whether, at the end of the day, we find a basis on which we can agree on a transfer.“We have to find a transfer fee that would be acceptable for both.”Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the 29-year-old with Jose Mourinho understood to be seeking a new centre-back for the third summer in a row.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Dec 2014 – Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson calling on the Church to be more assertive in the role of integrity in public life. Speaking on Anti-Corruption Day, Hon Sharlene Robinson said and I quote: Moral uprightness has not occupied the place of prominence it used to in time past and this must see a reversal. Our upbringing was based on solid Christian principles – the tenants of our faith taught us to honor God, to respect authority, to be honest in our dealings, to work honestly for honest pay, respect self and others and to be firm in our moral stance. We must return to this foundation. The Church, our most valued partner must play its role in nation building and must join front in center in ensuring that we uphold this tradition. Not all traditions should be abandoned and the determination to ensure that our children attend Sunday School, Bible Class or Children’s Ministry, Youth Group Ministry and Church cannot be ignored if we want integrity to become the bedrock of prosperity and posterity for these Islands. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:anti-corruption day, church, sharlene cartwright-robinson Premier attends town hall meetings Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaderslast_img read more

VIDEO Mexican League umps pull off worst call in baseball history

first_img Advertisement Umpires and officials take tons of crap and much of it is unwarranted, but there are umps out there that they should probably hang it up.Like the home plate and first base working the Diablos Rojos del México and the Algodoneros de Union Laguna Mexican League game a couple days ago that pulled off what can safely be called the worst single call in the history of baseball.After a full swing and miss by the batter the ump behind the dish incredibly checks down at first, to which the first base ump gives the safe signal indicating the batter held up. It’s basically the real life version of the Frank Drebin in Naked Gun.Both of these yuks have been suspended and should probably hope they don’t get indicted on fixing charges. Hey it’s Enrico Palazzo!last_img read more

Waterfox for Android update brings huge privacy improvements

first_imgWaterfox for Android update brings huge privacy improvements by Martin Brinkmann on August 18, 2018 in Internet – 58 commentsA new version of the Waterfox web browser for Google’s Android operating system has been released. The developer of Waterfox released a first public version of Waterfox for Android in 2017.The new version is available on Google Play and soon also on the alternative marketplace for Android applications F-Droid.The developer of Waterfox, Alex Kontos, released the new Android version of the web browser with big privacy improvements that should appeal to Android users who are interested in privacy.The new version is based on Tor and features all the privacy improvements that Tor developers added to the base Firefox version the project is based on.Waterfox for AndroidThe developer promises that Waterfox for Android does not restrict users in regards to extensions that they can run in the browser, and that it does not collect or transfer Telemetry data to Mozilla, the Waterfox project, or installation trackers.The browser comes without Google Play Services integration. Pocket, a read-it-later and recommendation service that Mozilla integrated in Firefox has been removed, and all telemetry and data collecting of Firefox has been disabled next to that.Tracking Protection has been enabled by default, patches from Tor integrated to limit fingerprinting, and as many app permissions as possible has been removed without compromising core functionality.Thanks to Tor, Waterfox users don’t have to worry about third-party cookies as those are blocked by default. You may enable them under Settings > Privacy if you wish so however.Waterfox works pretty much as you’d expect a browser to work. Fire it up and you are greeted with a list of top sites, bookmarks and history that you can tap on to load automatically. Only two top sites come with default installations and they both point to the Waterfox project.You can use the address bar to load any website; if you have used a copy of Firefox for Android in the past you will notice the resemblance with Mozilla’s browser.Sync is integrated in the browser but the browser seems to crash when you select the option to sync browsing data under History on the new tab page.Waterfox does not restrict add-ons that you can install in the browser (provided that they are compatible with that particular version).Select Menu > Tools > Add-ons to display installed extensions and to open the official Firefox add-ons repository to download and install browser extensions in the mobile browser.Web compatibility should be good in general but you may run into sites optimized for Google Chrome and other Chromium browsers that may refuse to work in Waterfox for Android, or may not work as good as in Chrome.Closing WordsThe new version of Waterfox for Android feels quite snappy. I only had limited time to take the mobile browser for a test drive but what I saw was promising. I installed some browser add-ons in the mobile browser and visited popular sites such as YouTube, Amazon, or eBay to make sure they worked well in the browser (which they did).Sorry for the lack of screenshots but Waterfox for Android prevents the screenshot function of Android (just like Tor does).If you have played around with Waterfox for Android already let me know about your experience by leaving a comment below.SummaryArticle NameWaterfox for Android update brings huge privacy improvementsDescriptionA new version of the Waterfox web browser for Google’s Android operating system has been released that improves privacy significantly.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Boy George brings people together with Culture Clubs video for first song

first_imgBoy George and Culture Club unveiled the music video for their first single in 20 years today, and it’s all about bringing people together in a divisive time. The band first released the song, Let Somebody Love You, at the end of July. While they’ve performed the song before at live events, this was their first opportunity to record it in a studio.In the video, Boy George approaches a group of people beneath an overpass. The thing is, all the people are divided. There are multiple speakers and crowds have broken to listen to one speaker or another, but there’s no mingling or co-existing.Until Boy George starts singing to them.‘Love is revolution/War and famine too,’ he sings. ‘Feed the hunger in your heart/Let somebody love you.’[embedded content]Recently, Boy George came under fire after he criticized Lady Gaga’s looks. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : He also finally spilled some tea on the historic feud with Madonna.Culture Club initially ended their tenure as a band in 1986. Since then, they’ve launched numerous reunions together.In 2014, they officially got back together and toured in 2015 and 2016.The band’s sixth album, Life, is set for release on 26 October. It follows the shelved album Tribes.More from Gay Star NewsSam Smith celebrates gay ballroom culture in new music videoCountry singer Carrie Underwood releases new inspiring song Love WinsBisexual singer Lauren Jauregui thinks Eminem is a ‘legend’ despite gay slurGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Boy George in the music video | Photo: YouTube/Culture Clublast_img read more

Obama once got kicked out of Disneyland for doing this

first_img Share About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019 Lol…good story…and have I mentioned how much I miss @BarackObama??Obama recalls time getting booted from Disney’s Magic Kingdom— Sher (@NcgSher) September 9, 2018 CALIFORNIA — Who gets kicked out of Disneyland? Barack Obama, that’s who.While at a rally for Democratic congressional candidates on the weekend, the former U.S. president recounted a tale about how he was once asked to leave ‘The Happiest Place On Earth’ when he was a teenager.“We came down here not to go to the Matterhorn or do ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, but to see Kool & the Gang,” reports Newsweek. “After the concert, because we were teenagers you could still sort of hang out in the park, and we got in the gondolas. And I’m ashamed to say this, so close your ears, young people. A few of us were smoking on the gondolas.”Obama quickly clarified that he and his friends were smoking cigarettes – not marijuana – after which the Anaheim crowd cheered him on.But unbeknownst to Obama at the time, smoking on the gondolas was a big no-no.“As we’re coming in, there are these two very large Disneyland police officers and they say, ‘Sir, can you come with us?’ and they escorted us out of Disneyland. This is a true story everybody. I was booted from the Magic Kingdom,” he laughed.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksHe did add, however, that the officers told him he was “welcome to come back any time”. He also added that he has long since quit smoking.Twitter-verse couldn’t get enough of Obama’s hilarious story, with Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, even getting in on the fun:Just to be clear. I was not CEO Of @Disney when @BarackObama was at @Occidental Collage, and was “booted” out of @Disneyland for smoking a cigarette. Knowing he was going to be President, I wouldn’t do that — Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) September 9, 2018 Alex Keerma Obama once got kicked out of Disneyland for doing this Watch, Obama will have a Netflix stand-up special within the next year— Izzie Gibson Penrose (@izziemcguire) September 9, 2018 Posted by I miss him so much Obama come back!— MizMia (@prencess7383) September 9, 2018 .@BarackObama admits he was kicked out of Disney for smoking. LOL! <3 my honest President!— Charlotte Bentley (@bentlycharlotte) September 8, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: USA Monday, September 10, 2018 last_img read more

NSW Hotels In The Running For Top Industry Honours

first_imgThe finalists for the accommodation hotel industry’s premiere awards event – the 2013 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence – have been announced.The finalists represent excellence in accommodation product and service across Sydney and NSW with a range of highly regarded and aspirational brands strongly represented.The Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney and the Sydney Harbour Marriott lead the nomination tally with a record 14 nominations each from the field of 38 finalists.The Hilton Sydney is close behind on 11 nominations (the Hilton won six categories last year), while the Intercontinental Sydney and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney round out the top five.The TAA (NSW) Awards for Excellence winners will be announced at a special ceremony at The Westin, Sydney with NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell as the special guest on 24 July 2013.TAA (NSW) chairman Nigel Greenaway said NSW accommodation hotels were world-class and this was reflected in the quality of this year’s nominations.“The best hotels in Sydney – and indeed across NSW – have been nominated across three categories including ‘property’, ‘achievement’ and (perhaps most importantly) the hard-fought ‘people’ award categories,” he said.“Our hotels and their staff work hard to make sure they offer an unparalleled product and service and we can see that reflected in the quality of the nominations in all categories.“I wish the finalists all the best on what will be a night to remember for the tourism and hospitality industry.”The top finalists are: Source = TAA (NSW) Shangri-La Hotel Sydney – 14 nominationsSydney Harbour Marriott – 14 nominationsHilton Sydney – 11 nominationsInterContinental Sydney – 10 nominationsRadisson Blu Hotel Sydney – 9 nominationsFairmont Resort – 8 nominationsThe Langham Sydney – 7 nominationsCrowne Plaza Hunter Valley – 7 nominationsPark Hyatt Sydney – 6 nominationsMERCURE SYDNEY – 6 nominationsHoliday Inn Sydney Airport – 6 nominationsSheraton on the Park – 6 nominationslast_img read more

Related Skyscanner reveals most popular Easter 200

first_img RelatedSkyscanner reveals most popular Easter 2009 holiday destinationsSkyscanner reveals most popular Easter 2009 holiday destinations10 of the best European city breaks for Easter weekendIf you’re wondering where to go for that long Easter weekend, how about four days in Paris, Copenhagen, or Berlin? Here are the best destinations to fly away for this Bank Holiday weekend, from Good Friday (April 14th) to Easter Monday (April 17th).Bargains of the week: Berlin | Faro | BarcelonaBargains of the week: Berlin | Faro | Barcelona Malaga (from £21 return)Eternal favourite Malaga is always a big choice for Easter and is a well established, Brit friendly holiday spot. Despite the recent anti-eurozone trend, Spain still remains good value and consistently ranks in the top three most popular destinations for Skyscanner users.Find cheap flights to MalagaBerlin (from £28 return)If you want an Easter break with a mix of history, culture and plenty of party time, Berlin is a great choice. Young, sexy and renowned for its excellent nightlife, Germany’s largest city wins high praise from Skyscanner staff. Try classic German fare such as ham knuckle with mash and sauerkraut, bratwust (sausage) or maultaschen (stuffed noodles), all washed down with a mug of Berliner Weiss, the local beer.Find cheap flights to BerlinAmsterdam (from £42 return)A great city for an Easter getaway, Amsterdam lives a dual existence; the ample coffee shops and red light districts are a garden of forbidden delights but Amsterdam is also a high class city with top museums, galleries and concert venues, not to mention beautiful architecture and an incredible canal system.Find cheap flights to AmsterdamReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map With Easter holidays looming, Skyscanner takes a look at cheap flights for Easter breaks.last_img read more