The Navy A Century in Art Exhibition at Maritime Museum

first_imgA travelling exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Navy will be on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax from Friday, Aug. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 24. The Navy: A Century in Art was produced by the Canadian War Museum. The exhibit shares the legacy of the navy experience as it moves into a new century. From dramatic depictions of the Battle of the Atlantic to intimate portraits of life at sea and ashore, the works in the display vividly reveal this rich heritage. The Navy: A Century in Art features a selection of paintings from many of Canada’s leading war artists, including Arthur Lismer, Alex Colville, Anthony Law, and demonstrates how geography, history and war have shaped the Canadian navy. The exhibition represents four themes: the Canadian Navy, the navy at sea, the navy’s wars, and its legacy. “This exhibition is a testament to the important and diverse roles fulfilled by the Canadian navy over the past century,” said Mark O’Neill, director general of the Canadian War Museum. “It is a privilege for us to be able to share treasures from our collections with Canadians across the country.” “It’s an honour to have our museum host this exclusive travelling exhibition from the Canadian War Museum’s Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. Having this collection of works by prominent Canadian artists makes this showing even more special to share with our visitors,” said Kim Reinhardt, general manager, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. “Over the next few months, museum patrons will see works by Arthur Lismer, Alex Colville, Anthony Law, Harold Beament, Donald C. Mackay, Ted Zuber and many other official and unofficial war artists.” The exhibition had its national premiere early this year in Calgary at the Military Museums. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is at 1675 Lower Water St.last_img read more

Canadian solar module makers fight US tariffs as Trump administration defends itself

first_imgTORONTO – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to hit imports of Canadian solar energy modules with staggering tariffs, starting this month, has sparked another court battle over the extent of his powers to push through his America First agenda.Three Ontario-based manufacturing companies are suing the U.S. government in the U.S. Court of International Trade over a Trump presidential proclamation that began imposing 30 per cent tariffs on imports of their products as of Feb. 7.Silfab Solar Inc. of Mississauga, Heliene Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie and the U.S. subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. of Guelph jointly argue that Trump has overstepped his authority under U.S. law in several ways.For one thing, they say Trump ignored the position of the U.S. International Trade Commission, a quasi-judicial body that would be required to recommend global tariffs on imports of solar cells and modules — mainly from Asia.They also claim Trump disregarded an exemption for the Canadian companies, under the North American Free Trade Agreement, because they haven’t caused significant harm to the few remaining American manufacturers.They argue that U.S. law bars the president “from taking safeguard actions against a NAFTA country in this circumstance.”The Trump administration filed its defence late Tuesday, as ordered by CIT chief judge Timothy Stanceu, who is overseeing the case in New York City.In court documents made available to the public, it said the argument that Trump is statutorily precluded from establishing safeguards because he did not receive an official institutional remedy recommendation from the ITC doesn’t place his determination of serious injury into regulatory limbo.“Section 201 of the Trade Act provides that, when the ITC makes a ‘serious injury’ determination, the president ‘shall take all appropriate and feasible action within his power’ to remedy the injury,” the court documents read.The Trump administration also said the three Canadian plaintiffs are on no firmer ground that the requirements of NAFTA were not satisfied in the absence of the ITC finding that goods from Canada accounted for a substantial share of imports and contributed importantly to serious harm suffered by American manufacturers.“The president determined that Canadian goods met these criteria and should not be excluded from the safeguard measure, and the NAFTA Implementation Act makes clear that the president is the sole arbiter in making such determinations,” the court documents read.Trump’s move does have the support of SolarWorld Americas Inc. of Portland, Ore., one of the companies that prompted the ITC’s investigation last year, which says the president does have the authority to impose the tariffs.“SolarWorld is the last remaining U.S. producer of solar cells still in operation in the United States; the remaining U.S. cell producers have all been driven out of business by foreign imports,” SolarWorld’s lawyer said in a briefing to the court.The Canadians say the U.S. International Trade Commission concluded last year that solar cells and modules from Canada accounted for only about two per cent of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells used in the United States.They also say the commission found the Canadian imports don’t meet the threshold required for the United States to include a NAFTA country in the president’s general action against imported photovoltaic cells and modules.The Canadian companies do have supporters in the United States, including from two Minnesota state senators — Republican Paul Gazelka and David Tomassoni of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party.“In recent years, Minnesota has made significant and growing investments in the solar industry, often in partnerships with Canadian solar companies,” they wrote in a letter to the trade court.“These partnerships have resulted in the creation of jobs for Minnesotans and aided the rapid expansion of Minnesota’s solar industry.”The Minnesota briefing says Trump’s proclamation is problematic because it didn’t follow a “careful and balanced process” that the executive branch needs to follow before imposing safeguard measures on foreign imports.“The executive branch did not follow that careful process here,” it asserts.“By imposing a tariff on Canadian imports anyway, the proclamation contravenes the deliberate process Congress designed. … Furthermore, the proclamation has written Congress out of the vital oversight role to which the statute entitles it.”last_img read more

No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines crash en route to Kenya

first_imgAddis Ababa (Ethiopia): An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, including Indians, authorities said, as grieving families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. More than 30 nationalities are among the dead. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. The pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return, the airline’s CEO told reporters. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa’s largest carrier and has ambitions of becoming the gateway to the continent. It is known as an early buyer of new aircraft as it assertively expands. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane. Indians, Kenyans, Canadians, Chinese, Americans, Ethiopians, Italians, French, British, Egyptians, Slovakians and others were among the dead, said the airline’s CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang The plane crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya’s capital, plowing into the ground at Hejere near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 am. The airline later published a photo showing its CEO standing in the wreckage. Little of the plane could be seen in the freshly churned earth, under a blue sky. “Tewolde Gebremariam, who is at the accident scene now, regrets to confirm that there are no survivors,” the post on social media said. “He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident.” The plane had showed unstable vertical speed after takeoff, air traffic monitor Flightradar 24 said in a Twitter post. Visibility was clear. State broadcaster EBC reported that 33 nationalities were among the victims. The airline’s CEO said those included 32 Kenyans and nine Ethiopians. Authorities said other victims include 18 Canadians; eight each from China, the United States and Italy; seven each from France and Britain; six from Egypt; five from the Netherlands and four each from India and Slovakia. The airline has said 157 people were thought to be on board. The Ethiopian prime minister’s office offered its “deepest condolences” to families. “My prayers go to all the families and associates of those on board,” Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said. The Addis Ababa-Nairobi route links East Africa’s two largest economic powers and is popular with tourists making their way to safari and other destinations. Sunburned travellers and tour groups crowd the Addis Ababa airport’s waiting areas, along with businessmen from China and elsewhere. At the airport in Nairobi, worried families gathered. “I came to the airport to receive my brother but I have been told there is a problem,” Agnes Muilu said. “I just pray that he is safe or he was not on it.” “Why are they taking us round and round, it is all over the news that the plane crashed,” said Edwin Ong’undi, who had been waiting for his sister. “All we are asking for is information to know about their fate.” The Boeing 737-8 MAX was new, delivered to Ethiopian Airlines in mid-November, the airline’s CEO said. Its last maintenance was on February 4 and it had flown just 1,200 hours. The pilot was a senior one, joining the airline in 2010, he said. In a statement, Boeing said it was “deeply saddened” to hear of the crash and that a technical team was ready to provide assistance at the request of the US National Transportation Safety Board. In October, another Boeing 737-8 MAX plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, killing all 189 people on board the plane Lion Air flight. The cockpit data recorder showed that the jet’s airspeed indicator had malfunctioned on its last four flights, though Lion Air initially claimed that problems with the aircraft had been fixed. The last deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was in 2010, when the plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Beirut killing all 90 people on board. Sunday’s crash comes as the country’s reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has vowed to open up the airline and other sectors to foreign investment in a major transformation of the state-centered economy. Ethiopian Airlines’ expansion has included the recent opening of a route to Moscow and the inauguration in January of a new passenger terminal in Addis Ababa to triple capacity. Speaking at the inauguration, the prime minister challenged the airline to build a new “Airport City” terminal in Bishoftu where Sunday’s crash occurred.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,857.22, up 39.22 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up six cents, or 2.16 per cent, to $2.84 on 8.8 million shares. Airbus has no plans to buy out minority C Series partners Bombardier and the Quebec government, Airbus chief executive Tom Enders said Friday. According to terms of the deal announced Monday, Airbus had the option to buy out Bombardier in about seven years, and the Quebec government in 2023.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up 22 cents, or 2.26 per cent, to $9.97 on 4.03 million shares.Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. (TSX:AQN). Utilities. Up three cents, or 0.21 per cent, to $14.00 on 3.98 million shares.Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX). Miner. Down four cents, 2.42 per cent, to $1.61 on 3.89 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up four cents, or 0.15 per cent, to $26.02 on 3.78 million shares.Titan Medical Inc. (TSX:TMD). Healthcare. Up 11.5 cents, 35.38 per cent, to 44 cents on 3.75 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Concordia International Corp. (TSX:CXR). Health-care. Down 46 cents, or 38.98 per cent, to 72 cents on 2.1 million shares. The Ontario-based drug company announced its intention to reduce its debt by more than $2 billion under a proposed recapitalization transaction. Concordia had traded above $100 for a time in mid-2015 before its fall. read more

Football Ohio States fluid linebacker position offers opportunity for inexperienced players

Ohio State redshirt freshman linebacker Tuf Borland (32) prepares to defend a USC possession in the third quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorPrior to the start of last season, there was not much question as to which linebackers would start. Playmaking Jerome Baker and a fully rehabbed Dante Booker lined up at outside linebacker and Chris Worley slid inside to replace the outgoing Raekwon McMillan.One year later, everything that was once clear has become jumbled with no clear starter at any position. Worley appeared in 50 games and started the past two seasons before graduating, taking his versatility and 154 career tackles to the NFL. Baker decided to forgo his remaining year of eligibility and declare for the NFL draft after patrolling the second level of the defense the past two years, totalling 158 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions.In their place, a bevy of linebackers — Keandre Jones, Malik Harrison, Baron Browning, Pete Werner, Tuf Borland, Justin Hilliard and Booker — are engaged in a battle for playing time. Even freshmen Teradja Mitchell and Dallas Gant have a chance to break into the rotation early. For the first time in years, the Buckeyes do not have a single linebacker returning who started every game the prior season — though Booker started six games before suffering an injury. “You’ve got some good bodies. We’re not ready to say who is going to be in what position. It’s our job to get the best of them out there,” Meyer said. “The good thing is there is some opportunity, like you said, for someone to step up and go. That position, once again, they’re not perfect and they don’t have to be, but they’re trying. I kind of like that position right now.”Meyer might say he likes the competition, but it’s hard to believe he enjoys the uncertainty, even if the season is more than five months from kicking off.Ohio State senior linebacker Dante Booker (33) attempts to sack Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in the second quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe situation became murkier Monday when Meyer announced Borland, who started nine games at middle linebacker last season, suffered an Achilles injury and would miss time. Of those fighting for one of the three starting linebacker spots, Borland has the most experience. Meyer even said Borland was locked into a starting role.Despite the injury, Meyer said he’s not too worried about Borland missing an extended period of time, hinting at a quicker-than-usual recovery.“He’s a little bit like J.T. Barrett,” Meyer said. “You say he’s out for a while, but he’s not going to be out for that long.”Borland will likely remain a starter when he returns, but the absence gives the opportunity for a duo of intriguing linebackers to step up.Browning and Hilliard have filled in for Borland during spring practice despite neither former five-star recruit having played meaningful defensive snaps with the Buckeyes. Both were ranked as top-three outside linebackers in their respective classes by the 247Sports composite rankings, but both their careers have taken different paths since they arrived in college. A physical freak who Meyer called “as talented a linebacker as has ever walked through these doors,” Browning has the size and athleticism to play all three linebacker spots and pushed for playing time as a freshman after getting over early-career hurdles.“[Browning] did not play well early in the season. Just was out of his comfort zone,” Meyer said. “By the end of the season he was really contributing in a lot of areas on special teams and should have played some defense, but he just didn’t earn that yet. But he’s got it all now.”Ohio State sophomore linebacker Malik Harrison (39) attacks USC quarterback Sam Darnold in the second quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorHilliard, on the other hand, has been kept off the field the majority of his first three seasons due to a multitude of injuries that put him behind his linebacker counterparts. A hard hitter and special-teams ace when healthy, he has suffered multiple bicep injuries. However, Hilliard has a chance to see the field if he can take advantage of Borland’s absence and prove he has the ability to both stuff the run and succeed in pass coverage.“He’s one of my favorite guys because he just goes as hard as he can,” Meyer said. “He’s a guy that’s made some mistakes on defense when he’s in there, and he’s just fighting through. The light is coming on, and he’s doing pretty good.”On the outside, Jones and Harrison have worked with the starting unit. Werner and Browning also are pushing for playing time at outside linebacker. Booker will miss spring practice due to two shoulder surgeries, but is expected to compete for a starting role in the fall.Harrison and Booker have the most experience of the group, but neither are locked into starting positions. Booker started the opening games in 2016 and 2017, then dealt with season-ending injuries in both campaigns and will not be healthy until spring practice concludes. Harrison replaced Booker in the starting lineup for a couple games, but was moved out of the lineup later in the season. Werner played mostly special teams last year, but Meyer raved about him in the fall and said he is having an “excellent spring.” Ohio State will not have a problem filling three linebacker spots. The only question that remains is who will take advantage of the wide open situation and burst onto the scene.Still, Meyer is confident in the linebacker coach Bill Davis-led unit.“Linebackers? I’m not concerned,” Meyer said. “Coach Davis is doing a good job, and there are some talented cats.” read more

Rio Tinto sells out of Ningxia aluminium JV in China

first_imgRio Tinto Alcan has sold its 50% equity share of the Alcan Ningxia aluminium joint venture in China to Qingtongxia Aluminium Group (QTX) for gross cash consideration of $125 million. In addition, Rio Tinto Alcan received $13 million for the cancellation of an option right to expand at the Qingtongxia smelter complex. Alcan Ningxia joint venture owns a 160,000 t/y potline in Qingtongxia. “Despite the challenges of the current market, we have completed a transaction that creates clear value both for Rio Tinto Alcan and QTX. We have sold our stake in Alcan Ninxgia, after being approached by our partner QTX in late 2007, to further our business model of investing in low cost, large scale, and long-term assets,” said Dick Evans, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Alcan.Rio Tinto Alcan says its sale of its stake in Alcan Ningxia is in line with its global divestment strategy and the group “commitment to preserving value for shareholders by conserving cashflow and reducing levels of debt in response to global economic conditions.”last_img read more

INTO says teachers should vote Yes to revised pay deal

first_imgTHE TRADE UNION representing the country’s primary school teachers has recommend that its members accept revised public pay proposals from the Labour Relations Commission.The recommendation comes after the Irish National Teachers’ Organiation’s central executive met in Dublin this afternoon to consider its response to the revised proposals.The proposals – details of which were published yesterday – will still see teachers lose their annual supervision allowance for supervising ‘yard duty’, but will instead see teachers’ pay increased from 2016-17 onward.Primary teachers will be paid an extra €650 for that academic year, and €1,300 every year afterwards, to make up for the lost allowance.The alternative proposals also scale back on plans forcing teachers to cover for their colleagues on bereavement leave and uncertified sick leave. In the revised proposals, the first day of this leave will be covered by a substitute.The increment scale for teachers who entered the profession in the last two years is also adjusted upward, while freezes for increments for teachers on salaries over €65,000 will be scaled back.High-earning employees will now have two six-month delays for any increments they are due, instead of facing a three-year freeze on any pay increases as had been arranged under the original deal.INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan said the alternative deal now on the table was “better than the government’s alternative proposals”, saying the three-year increment freeze and a permanent loss of allowances “would have a far worse impact on earnings”.She added that a vote in favour of the deal was “not an endorsement, but an opinion that it is the better of two alternatives”.The union’s 32,000 members will now be balloted on whether to accept the proposals. Last week members voted to undertake industrial action if the government tried to proceed with unilateral pay cuts.INTO members rejected the original ‘Croke Park 2′ proposals by 69.5 per cent to 30.5 per cent in their ballot last month. In that instance, the INTO had not issued a recommendation on how its members should have voted.Read: Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 planslast_img read more

Canada  découverte dun curieux spécimen fossile en forme de tulipe

first_imgCanada : découverte d’un curieux spécimen fossile en forme de tulipeDes chercheurs canadiens ont récemment identifié une étrange créature en forme de tulipe parmi les fossiles retrouvés en Colombie-Britannique. 
Au début des années 1980, une dalle présentant la marque de curieux spécimens semblables à des tulipes en bouquet est découverte parmi les schistes de Burgess dans le Parc national Yoho en Colombie-Britannique. Près de trente ans plus tard, une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université de Toronto et du Musée royal de l’Ontario s’est penchée sur le mystérieux vestige qui pourrait constitué une branche à part de l’arbre du vivant. 
À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une publication parue cette semaine dans la revue en ligne PLoS ONE, relate l’aspect du fossile vieux de 500 millions d’années. Selon les observations effectuées par les scientifiques, il s’agirait d’une espèce aquatique d’environ 20 centimètres de long. Baptisée Siphusauctum gregarium, la créature vivait en colonie, formant de grosses grappes. Sa structure en deux parties se composait d’une tige ancrée au fond marin et d’un calice renfermant l’appareil digestif.”Le plus intéressant est son système d’alimentation, celui-ci semble être unique parmi les animaux”, indique dans un communiqué Lorna O’Brien, doctorante dont la thèse se centre sur l’étude de Siphusauctum depuis 2008. Selon elle, l’animal se nourrissait en filtrant des particules d’eau aspirées activement jusqu’à l’intérieur du bulbe percé de petits trous.Les chercheurs s’attachent désormais à retrouver la position de cette nouvelle espèce au sein de l’arbre du vivant. “Les avancées récentes ont permis d’identifier de nombreux fossiles retrouvés parmi les schistes de Burgess comme étant des membres primitifs de groupes d’animaux actuels mais Siphusauctum défie cette tendance. Nous ne savons pas encore où l’espèce se situe par rapport à d’autres organismes”, conclut Lorna O’Brien citée par Live Science.Le 21 janvier 2012 à 16:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Netflix Finalizes Cast Itll Strand in Space for Lost in Space Reboot

first_img 8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Old Sci-Fi FlicksGEEK PICK: GEEKY VINYL SALE Stay on target Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot is getting set to launch after the final member of its primary crew was cast.The classic TV series–which ran from 1965-1968–follows the adventures of the Robinson family, who are on a colonization mission into deep space when their ship gets unexpectedly sabotaged, knocking it into uncharted territory. The reboot will follow the same basic structure, with a tight-knit main cast, most of whom are a part of the core family.The final cast is as follows: Toby Stephens (Black Sails),will play father and astrophysicist John Robinson. Molly Parker (Deadwood) will be wife and aerospace engineer Maureen Robinson. The kids will be played by Taylor Russell as Judy, Mina Sundwall as Penny, and Max Jenkins as Will.Also, the cast also includes two non-related members. Parker Posey will be playing gender-bent Dr. Smith, and Ignacio Serricchio will be Don West. Dr. Smith is a surgeon who is responsible for the Robinson family’s ship getting sent off course. West is the pilot in the original series. According to Deadline, he’ll be “a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side who finds in the Robinsons, the family he never thought he would find.”The story in the old TV show was supposed to take place in 1997–30 years in the future from the audience watching it. Obviously, we aren’t even close to traveling to deep space yet, but if you remember, we did get a feature film in 1998, which starred Matt LeBlanc, William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, and Gary Oldman. That’s sort of close.There have been attempts to resurrect the property before. In 1972, ABC attempted to reboot it as a cartoon and in 2003, a version of the show wasn’t picked up by the WB. Since the original show’s abrupt cancellation basically stranded the Robinson family in deep space forever, there have been comics and novels that have attempted to continue the story.So maybe we’ll finally see the end of their journey in the Netflix series. Or maybe, after decades of being lost in space (get it), it’s not worth it to see how it’ll all conclude.The series is expected to be ten episodes and will premiere sometime in 2018.last_img read more

Washougal man arrested in deadly crash at local swimming hole

first_imgA Washougal man who allegedly drove his Jeep through a local swimming hole, striking and killing two people who were lying on the beach, is scheduled to appear this morning in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide.Washougal police say they arrested the suspect late Tuesday night, listed on the Clark County Jail roster as David E. Croswell. The roster shows Croswell, 71, was booked on suspicion of two counts of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of intoxicants and two counts of hit-and-run driving resulting in death.The people who were killed, Rudolf Hohstadt, 61, and Regina Hohstadt, 62, were both German nationals visiting the area. The Hohstadts were visiting family in the Portland area and had been in the United States for a few days, according to Washougal police.Police do not believe Croswell and the Hohstadts knew each other or had any contact before the incident.Shortly before 5 p.m., a red-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee drove through a chain-link fence on the west side of Sandy Swimming Hole Park, 550 N. Shepherd Road, according to a police department news release. The car continued toward the water and struck a man and woman who were lying on the beach.The Jeep exited the park on the east side by driving up a berm and through a park sign, according to the news release. Witnesses reported that the Jeep did not slow down while in the park. It was last seen headed east on Shepherd Road away from the park. It was located by police later Tuesday evening.last_img read more

Saayii Tolof Part 475 EPISODE 33 (Difficult Marriages – ‘Naek’ Mean)

first_imgTaauru’ Mom Satou Panka When she saw Taaru she exclaimed; “What are you doing here with luggage on your head and another in your hand baby on your back sobbing? Are you sobbing for what another death?”Taaru Through her sobs she explained her ordeal; “Che threw me out of my matrimonial home when I refused his advances to sleep with me in my mourning dress I reported him to Chief who threatened to deal with him severely in his anger he threw us out as thrash. I’ll never go back to that home I reject the family in totality.”Maama Satou “Never! I support you 100% I have my ‘osusu’ more than D50, 000 we will pay back their ‘bride price’ which is less than that. Wipe your tears I’ll never allow my daughter be humiliated while I am alive. It is your decision to marry or not to marry you are very good in business you’ll join my ‘osusu’ take care of yourself and Sagaar God is alive!”At Chief’ Castle Lady Baah came to join Chief chamber but he asked her to leave; “I want to be left alone uneasy lies the head that bears the crown.”Lady Baah She felt embarrassed but had to cope; “Am sorry it’ okay.” She went back to her room with disappointment; “He no longer loves or care about me something is bothering him but I don’t know what is it.”Chief He sat alone in the sitting room and called for Lady Baah who rushed to answer him; “Perhaps he has decided to speak his mind let me go and hear what he has to say.” Lady Baah soliloquy.Chief “Lady don’t panic it is something I have to share with you as my first wife;  I want to take another wife tradition and custom support it.”Lady Baah She was shocked and disappointed and took time to react; “Now I understand your mood with me you are in obsession to marry another woman and your only reason is that tradition and custom support it but my candid reaction is that you don’t need a second wife I have given you two sons and a daughter who are now grownups and one about to marry and give you grandchildren a second wife brings conflict and commotion our family will be divided please my husband don’t marry a second wife.” She stooped before him.Chief “Get up Lady I am not seeking for your approval don’t overstep your bound I was just being polite and nothing else I have decided and nothing can stop it our gods are in support of it I should have done it a long time ago I am an African Chief in the past a chief can marry as long as his pocket can endure. Go discussion is over.” He laughed at Lady and said; “Women even in old age they become jealous if their husband wants to take a second wife she is so selfish she enjoys me alone all these years now I want to extend my linage and she said no what does she lacks? She has already suck me dry, silver, gold other precious stones she has in abundance what else does she need?”Lady Baah She is disappointed and unsure of the future; “What will this second wife brings? I don’t not even want to know where she comes from she is a rival who will bring trouble but I have to reorganize myself have my dignity and self-esteem I’ll be positive and accommodating as a first wife but if she excludes herself I’ll respect her privacy if Chief acts favouritism I’ll fight with him for my right as a first wife.” She went to the garden to share her thoughts on the issue since Chief refused to discuss it with her she found her daughter Beew listening to music with her ear piece and dancing the world she spoke to her but she was busy with her music she shook her to alertness; “Beew! You should be alert to your environment when you fix this ear piece the world would be ablaze and you’ll continue dancing you are so frivolous.”Beew “What is it mom I am all ears.”Lady Baah “Did your father tell you anything?”Beew “No! Is everything all right? You look worried mom!”Lady Baah “Is your brother Buge in?”Beew “No he is not does he have problem with dad?”Lady Baah “No my daughter your dad wants to marry a second wife.”Beew “Second what! But why should dad marry at old age? He has three successful children a Business Manager, Community Development Guru and a Barrister if he develops another young family we will struggle for his wealth with children from another mother that is very unfair; what are you going to do mom?”Lady Baah “What should I do daughter barrister? Do you expect me to divorce him at this time and age? I married him traditionally and according to tradition and custom he is in order I have to maintain my dignity, self-esteem and self-worth it would be very difficult and challenging but with positivity, clean heart and being prayerful the good Lord I serve will see me through.”Beew “I have to take my time before I marry a patriarch like my father disgusting!” To be Cont.last_img read more

PDMs Broken Promises – first 100 days full list

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 31, 2017 – Providenciales – Clink on bottom link for a  full list of what Royal Robinson calls “PDM Broken Promises” in regards to their firs 100 days in office.PDM Broken Promises in first 100 Days in Office#PDMBrokenPromises#PDMfirst100daysinoffice Related Items:last_img

The Shocking reason Angelina Jolie is finding it hard to move on

first_imgAngelina JolieBBC News YoutubeAngelina Jolie seems to be struggling with her divorce from Brad Pitt. Apparently, Angelina Jolie ‘wants to be fair for her and the kids,’ a source told HollywoodLife exclusively as Angie navigates her divorce to Brad Pitt.Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been going through their divorce proceedings for a while now. And recently it was reported that Brad Pitt was feeling frustrated and blamed Angelina Jolie for delaying their divorce proceedings.A source close to Angelina shared with HollywoodLife exclusively, “Angie is not trying to make things hard on Brad, she just wants to be fair for her and the kids. She is struggling to let go of any lingering resentment and wants to move to a place of healing, love, and forgiveness about her relationship and failed marriage with Brad.” Angelina is often seen bonding with their kids.”But she feels that she often put her career aside so that Brad could follow projects that he was passionate about,” the source continued. According to the source, it seems that the Maleficent actress feels responsible for Brad Pitt’s success and the wealth he amassed during their time together. So, it seems that Angelina wants her fair share of their joint success. The actress apparently is not trying to make things hard for Brad as she understands his frustrations but she is putting herself first as well as her kids. She is trying to protect those she loves.   Brad Pitt and Angelina JolieReutersBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were reportedly together from 2005 to 2016. That is a relationship that lasted for over a decade. Which is not something you can move on from easily. Back in Nov. 2018, a source told HL exclusively that Angelina is fine if their divorce process takes a longer time.The source also went on to say that Angelina Jolie does not want to speed up the divorce process as she believes that with time she will have the very best outcome for her and her kids.”Angelina Jolie doesn’t seem to be bothered if Brad Pitt is in a hurry for their divorce proceedings o end. She has hired a very meticulous and tough legal team and insists on the best outcome. No matter how long it takes.last_img read more

New research gives hope to those with head and facial deformities

first_img New research gives hope to those with head and facial deformities Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Scientists have discovered that calcium, the main constituent of our bones, plays a crucial role in turning undifferentiated stem cells in the very early embryo into bone cells. These findings could lead to treatment for people who suffer from limited craniofacial bone growth, such as those affected by a congenital disease known as Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS).Roughly one in 50,000 babies are born with this disorder in Europe. It is characterised by the fact that patients do not form the neural crest cells from which the jaw, inner ears and other bones in the head develop. This means that they suffer from severe craniofacial deformities and have to go through many reconstructive facial surgeries as children, as well as trachea surgery to be able to breath normally.In a study published in the journal Cell, researchers led by Michael Rape from the University of Berkeley focused on identifying key molecular signals that trigger proper bone growth in the hope of getting the inspiration to find treatments that will allow patients to avoid painful facial surgery.Switching proteins onThe team had in the past identified enzymes that allowed embryos undifferentiated stem cells to develop into neural crest cells. Indeed, they had shown that an enzyme called CUL3 drives a process that combines two proteins – ubiquitin and TCOF1 – to make stem cells turn into neural crest cells.The idea that properly functioning CUL3 enzymes are necessary to form the cells that will develop into craniofacial bones was thus at the centre of their new study. With a series of experiments, the team discovered that calcium was needed for CUL3 to become activated and functional.Our research basically identifies calcium not only as a structural element of bone, which makes the bone strong and sturdy, but also as a signalling molecule for bone formation that we hadnt appreciated before, which can be used to turn enzymes on and off. Calcium is a very important regulatory molecule that allows the organism to make cell-fate decisions, Rape explains.This discovery could pave the way for new treatment research. For instance, using calcium to stimulate bone growth may be an interesting option, but more studies will be needed before attempting these regenerative therapies.However, Rapes team is now even more determined to succeed after meeting and spending time with University of Colorado researcher Francis Smith, who suffers from Treacher Collins Syndrome, as it showed them their findings have a concrete significance for patients.last_img read more

Road crashes kill 4 in Bagerhat Satkhira

first_imgFour people were killed and 7 others injured in road accidents at different places in Bagerhat and Satkhira on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Mizan Halder, 30, son of Sekendar Halder of Tepara village, Al Amin, 28, son of Alauddin of Koramara village of Bagerhat Sadar, Mukul, 50, driver of a bus of Hanif Parihan and Akber Ali Gazi, 60, son of late Samatullah Gazi of Noapara village in Kaliganj upazila of Satkhira.In Bagerhat, a Bagerhat-bound bus from Dhaka collided head on with a Khulna-bound pickup van near to Dharer Bridge in Sadar upazila around 5:30am, leaving three people injured, said Katakhali highway police inspector Azizul Haque.Later, the injured were taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital where the injured Mizan Halder, and Al Amin, succumbed to their injuries around 11:30am.Meanwhile, another accident took place around 11:30am when a Bagerthat-bound Hanif Paribahan bus collided head on with another one from opposite direction in Barakpur area in Sadar upazila, leaving seven people injured.The injured were taken to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital where physicians declared one of the injured Mukul dead.In Satkhira, the accident took place around 9:00am as a goods-laden truck ran over a bicycle riding by Akbar in the area, leaving Akbar Ali Gazi dead on the spot, said Abdul Momin, sub-inspector of Kaliganj police station.Later, police with the help of locals seized the truck.Besides, in Kurigram, at least nine people, including eight freedom fighters, were injured as a human hauler collided head on with an auto-rickshaw in Durgapur area of Ulipur upazila in the morning.The injured were taken to Kurigram Hospital and later, freedom fighter Abu Yusuf Sarkar, 70, was sent to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.last_img read more

SanDisks Switch MicroSD Card is a Good Pricey Nintendo Storage Solution

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch The Nintendo Switch is having a pretty fantastic debut year, to say the least. The console/handheld hybrid has already amassed a very solid list of games. But if you want to play those games on the go without dragging a bunch of cartridges around, or play the plethora of cool games that are download-only, you’re going to need a microSD card for external storage sooner rather than later.The Switch has 32GB of internal storage, but that fills up fast. Some big games, like the most recent NBA 2K 18, even require owners to have a microSD card inserted and say so on the box. Fortunately, the Switch can support high-capacity cards with theoretical limits around 2TB. You can use and swap between cards as big or small as you want and easily redownload game data (although save data is still locked to the Switch itself aside from system transfers). So the hardest part of using a microSD card on Switch is just picking which one you want.SanDisk, a prominent maker of SD cards, wants to make that choice a little easier for new Switch owners this holiday with its line of branded Nintendo Switch microSD cards. And since we couldn’t say no to more Switch storage, we tried one of them out. But while the card does the job, we can’t help but suspect consumers are paying extra for the Nintendo name.In case the big and bright Mario Kart 8 picture on the package doesn’t give it away, yes this is a microSD card for Nintendo Switch. Obviously it could work in any other device that accepts microSD cards, just as any microSD card could work in Switch. But doesn’t this packaging just make it look like the card and the console go so well together? The branding on the card itself is a little more subtle, but it still features the Nintendo Switch logo alongside the size of the card, 128GB in our case but there’s a 64GB version as well.For testing, I turned my system off, removed the 256GB Samsung card I’ve been rocking since launch, stuck in this new card, and turn my Switch back on. All of my games were already there on the home screen. I just had to redownload them. Of course I started with Super Mario Odyssey, which soon reappeared in full (and pretty smoothly given some questionable internet connections). I didn’t notice any difference while playing. The game still loaded pleasantly fast and all of my save data was there. Also, it was just nice to go into data management and see a card with so much storage left, instead of my typical card which is already halfway full.Saying this SanDisk card had no negative impact on performance sounds like praise, and it is. But it also didn’t significantly improve performance. I also tested it with delightful one-person indie game Yono and the Celestial Elephants to maybe notice a performance bump in a game less technically optimized than Odyssey. After all, other developers don’t understand Nintendo’s hardware as intimately as Nintendo itself. But again the loading times felt about as speedy as when using my other, high-quality, Samsung card.This disappointed me because on Amazon the 128GB Switch-branded SanDisk card costs $94.99, or twice the price as another, non-branded SanDisk card with the same storage. SanDisk’s website highlights the Switch card’s gamer-friendly fast read and write speeds, 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively. But the generic $48.99 card has similarly high stats. The Switch card seems to only have faster video speeds and I can’t say how useful that is in this context. In fact, you could buy a 200GB SanDisk card and it would still be cheaper than this Switch-specific card.It appears SanDisk is asking hardcore Nintendo fans (or ignorant parents) to pay more for this card just because it has the Nintendo Switch name on it. While we understand paying a little more for an officially licensed, branded product (if anything just for the novelty) the markup we’ve seen is just too high to be fair. It feels like exploiting a hot holiday item. But fortunately, again, when it comes to microSD cards on Nintendo Switch, the choice really is yours.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Rudimental in Vh1 Supersonic Club Nights

first_imgKick start this monsoon with Rudimental, a UK based drum ‘n’ beat group on the 19th and 20th of June at Kitty Su in Mumbai and Delhi respectively for Vh1 Supersonic Club Nights. UK’s chart toppers, Rudimental make it difficult to actually pinpoint the right genre of music they belong to, especially when they have trumpet and guitar solos infused into electronic beats.Their album Home made its debut at number 1 in the UK which was also nominated for a Mercury Prize in 2013. They won several awards including the Brit Award, and the Mobo Award for Best Album.  Rudimental also received nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act, Best UK and Ireland act. Rudimental have achieved multiple Platinum awards for record sales in several countries including in the United Kingdom and Australia.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rudimental with power house of music were a big hit at Live Viacom 18’s Emerge Music Festival early this year and are now all set to tour India’s music loving cities again this June. Commenting on their tour, Band Rudimental Said, ‘It’s been a busy couple of months but we’re so pleased to be back- the crowd has always been amazing here and we can’t wait to play you some of our new material.” Conceptualized by LIVE Viacom18 as an extension to one of India’s superior EDM festival, Vh1 Supersonic, the Club Nights series will allow more people to experience the  excitement in their home town with performances by the top domestic and International DJs.When: June 19 – Kitty Su, Mumbai, June 20- Kitty Su, Delhi, Time: 8PM onwardsEntry Fee: Club rule applieslast_img read more

Remove stutter in Windows 10 games with Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

first_imgA look at Spybot Identity Monitor for Windows by Martin Brinkmann on October 29, 2018 in Software – Last Update: October 29, 2018 – 7 commentsSpybot Identity Monitor is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to monitor account email addresses using the leak database provided by Have I Been Pwned.Account databases may leak on the Internet sometimes when a service gets compromised; this happens when the hacker sells the database or puts it or a part of it online.Leak checking services like Have I Been Pwned add these leaked databases to their own which means that it grows over time. Mozilla integrated Have I Been Pwned recently in a service called Firefox Monitor.While it is possible to check any email address directly on the service’s website and even get notifications when the email is found in a database, some users may prefer to use a program like Spybot Identity Monitor instead as it offers some advantages.Spybot Identity MonitorSpybot Identity Monitor is created by Safer Networking, the team behind the popular anti-spyware solution Spybot – Search & Destroy. The program is compatible with Windows 7 to Windows 10, and needs to be installed before it can be used.The application offers two main advantages over using the Have I Been Pwned website directly:You get breach information for as many accounts as you enter.The program can recheck the data on every start.Click on “My Accounts” to add email addresses or usernames that you want to check for breaches. A check is performed as soon as you add a new account to the program’s local database.Spybot Identity Monitor reveals if the email address or username was found in known breaches. You can click on the account name to display the breached services and the date each breach happened or was revealed.A click on a service’s name displays additional breach information. You may get the number of affected accounts, the data that leaked, a short description of what happened, and the source of the information.All leaks happened in the past but some may be surprising to you nevertheless. Spybot Identity Monitor informs you about leaks but it can’t help you do something about it if you have not already.The suggested course of action is to change the account password or close the account entirely. You may also need to change the password of other services if you used the same password, and may want to consider improving security by enabling two factor authentication or other security features that improve account security.Identity Monitor supports re-checks of all accounts but will do so only when you enable the option in the settings. The program adds a task to the Task Scheduler which runs the check on logon.Closing WordsSpybot Identity Monitor is a simple program to monitor email addresses and usernames against the Have I Been Pwned database of leaked account information.The program offers a better overview in my opinion as you can add as many accounts as you like to it and get information about all of them in the interface. The option to rerun checks on logon is useful if you are particularly worried about accounts.The application’s interface design has a few inconsistency, especially when it comes to the placement of close buttons as they are all over the place.Now Read: How to browse anonymously on the InternetSummaryArticle Namehttps://www.safer-networking.org/products/spybot-identity-monitor/DescriptionSpybot Identity Monitor is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to monitor account email addresses using the leak database provided by Have I Been Pwned. Advertisementlast_img read more

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

first_imgExtensive studies have proved that blackberries are high in antioxidant concentrations, but researchers of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) are now trying to identify the exact elements that could help prevent various types of cancer.A six-member team of researchers from TEC’s Biotechnology Research Center (CIB) seek to determine whether blackberries could kill cancer cells within human cells, and if they also have properties to prevent cancer.The group already found that blackberries are highly efficient in preventing cell damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the main cause of skin cancer.Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in Costa Rica according to the Social Security System, or Caja. According to agency’s records, every year approximately 100 cases are diagnosed and the disease claims on average 40 lives.Why blackberries?A study from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in 2012 found that tropical highland blackberries (Rubus adenotrichos Schltdl.) are a great source of antioxidants. These are substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage.TEC researchers are now using some of the results from that study to evaluate blackberries’ potential to prevent skin damage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. In the first stage of their research, they worked in collaboration with experts from the UCR and from the University of Wisconsin. The results of that study were published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.CIB researcher Laura Calvo said in a written response that during that stage, the study obtained positive results in tests on human cells and skin cultures. Tests results showed that blackberry juice improves the amount of antioxidants in the human body. That means it could favor the prevention of cancer as it helps repair skin lesions that could become carcinogenic, Calvo said.“This doesn’t mean, however, that a person can drink blackberry juice and be exposed to the sun unprotected, or that a patient can replace his cancer medication with juice,” she noted. TEC researchers are using skin cultures to evaluate blackberry juice properties to prevent damage caused by ultraviolet radiation. (Via CIB/TEC)Highland blackberriesCIB researcher and professor María Inés Chaves Rodríguez told The Tico Times that they are currently working with juice samples from blackberries grown in the highlands of the Los Santos region. The area, located south of San José, is also a renowned region for producing some of Costa Rica’s best quality coffee, most of which is for export.Chaves said they believe that tropical highland blackberry plants in these areas produce large amounts of antioxidants “as a defense mechanism against the high ultraviolet radiation they are exposed to in those mountainous areas.”The group is now focused on identifying the antioxidants and exact constituent elements in blackberry juice with the most positive results against cancer, she said. They are also conducting tests to determine if some of these constituent elements could as well prevent other types of cancer, such as breast, colon or lung cancer.Their main goal is to identifying the exact elements in order to evaluate options to manufacture either enriched food products or a medicine. Chaves noted, however, that a product development stage would involve the participation of experts in other areas and likely from other agencies or companies.She said that Laura Calvo and other TEC experts are already making contacts to asses interest from other research agencies and pharmaceutical laboratories. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future? Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza viruslast_img read more