Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Bosnian Council of Ministers, the Secretary-General said that the UN would be passing on a police force “that is competent, that is well-trained and is trained to do democratic policing, protecting the individual and their properties, and also a police force that meets European standards.”The UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) is slated to conclude its mandate at the end of this year, after primarily focussing on training the country’s multi-ethnic police force. The European Union (EU) will take over the task on 1 January.Mr. Annan also underscored the UN’s success in working with other international partners and the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina to stabilize the country. Those efforts were able to “create an environment which we can build on and develop a normal State, a normal State with a viable economy, a normal State that can now look to a future in a common European home,” he said.The Secretary-General hailed the Government’s determination to focus on key priorities, saying that in his talks with senior officials, they agreed on the need to quicken the pace of reform, strengthen the rule of law and improve the economy. “But the Government will need help from the international community,” he stressed.”[The UN’s] withdrawal does not mean the disengagement of the international community,” Mr. Annan said. “There will be continuity with the EU, with the other UN agencies,” he added, pledging to personally stay engaged in the process.
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) NBA Cares Foundation are working in tandem to advance UNICEF’s initiative ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS.’UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot praised the initiative for its wide reach. “AIDS is not only a make or break issue for my generation, but for today’s young people too.”“Partnering with the NBA Cares can help us make the world understand, that AIDS is not just affecting adults, but it is also having a devastating impact on children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, adding that the PSAs “will bring much needed attention to some alarming facts.”Noting that children consider athletes heroes and role models, she voiced appreciation for the support of the famous athletes. “We are grateful to the players who are lending their name, their talents, and fame to this cause; they are all champions in their own right, but the real winners will be the children around the world.”The drive, she said, aims to directly benefit the next generation. “At the heart of the campaign is the idea that partnerships can help leverage resources and achieve results for children,” she said.Also addressing participants was Dikembe Mutombo, the Houston Rockets center and a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “AIDS is not just a problem in Africa, it is a world problem,” he said.NBA Commissioner David Stern emphasized the influence of professional athletes on and off the court. “We know that our sport, indeed all sports, has an enormous opportunity to deliver important messages on a global basis and this collaboration with UNICEF is just another step in our on-going commitment to engage our players and our game in the battle against HIV and AIDS.” “I am very proud to be associated” with the initiative, he said, calling the ads “the best use of the power of sports” imaginable.Kimberly Canedy, a 19-year old woman who is HIV positive, stressed that youth are a part of the solution. “As young person with HIV my message to you is simple: We all have two choices, stay on the sidelines and watch it happen, or to become active participants in the future of this disease,” she declared.“I refuse to sit by and watch, I choose to be involved and to speak out today. We all need to do our part,” added the teen, a participant of the Family Adolescent and Children’s Experience (FACES) in Brooklyn.The 30-second public service announcement (PSA), produced by NBA Entertainment and the US Fund for UNICEF, features various popular NBA/Women’s NBA (WNBA) players using alarming statistics to underscore the impact of the global AIDS crisis on children. There are currently approximately 2.3 million children under 15 living with HIV, 2 million of them living in sub-Saharan Africa. The PSA will air worldwide in nine spots, in 215 countries and territories during the NBA Conference Finals in June, in five different languages and reach an estimated 750 million people. The NBA and UNICEF multi-lingual global PSA launched today features an array of star players who hail from across the world.These include Mr. Mutombo; two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns (Canada); Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (China); Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (US); five-time NBA All-Star and Dallas Mavericks center Dirk Nowitzki (Germany); Utah Jazz five-year veteran Andrei Kirilenko (Russia); and WNBA stars Swin Cash of the Detroit Shock (US) and Becky Hammond of the New York Liberty (US).The NBA and UNICEF have partnered in several other initiatives, such as the Association’s international Basketball without Borders programme, which includes UNICEF-led HIV/AIDS interactive educational seminars, and in the distribution of the NBA/UNICEF “Skills for Life in a Box” to school children.
by Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 21, 2016 10:38 am MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Route for Manitoba hydroelectric project mistake that can’t be changed: review WINNIPEG – Decisions made by Manitoba’s former NDP government about hydroelectric development put politics before business, led to a billion-dollar mistake and have left the Crown energy utility with a large debt, says the chairman of Manitoba Hydro’s board.Sanford Riley’s comments came as he released a consultant’s report Wednesday on two megaprojects — the Bipole Three transmission line and the Keeyask generating station. They were criticized in the report as costly and risky, but because work on both is well underway, there is no turning back, the report said.“Hydro has embarked on an extraordinarily aggressive capital spending program, which I could characterize as imprudent, that’s going to put severe stresses on Hydro’s finances as its debt load doubles over the next three to four years,” said Riley, who was appointed by the new Progressive Conservative government earlier this year and told to review the projects.Manitoba Hydro originally wanted to build the transmission line along the east side of Lake Winnipeg. But the NDP government in 2007 ordered the utility to reroute the line far to the west, largely to preserve a stretch of boreal forest on the east side.That made the line much longer and added roughly $1 billion to the project’s cost, the report said.It also noted that the Keeyask dam, also pushed by the former government, is being built several years in advance of its energy being needed.Riley called that decision reckless and said both projects will push the combined debt of the government and Manitoba Hydro to more than $50 billion, or 60 per cent of the province’s gross domestic product.He said it leaves Manitoba “with no cushion.”Postponing or cancelling the projects, or rerouting the transmission line, is out of the question because it would cost up to $7 billion, Riley said.Hydro customers are already facing planned rate increases of four per cent each year for the next two decades, and Riley said the report’s findings could add to that figure.The New Democrats, now in opposition, defended their decisions.Hydro expansion and exports will pay dividends in the long run, and be to Manitoba what oil is to Alberta, NDP Crown corporations critic Ted Marcelino said.The shorter, less-expensive route for the transmission line would have angered environmentalists and First Nations communities who want the boreal forest preserved, and the project could have been tied up in court, he added.“How much does it really cost to protect … the boreal forest? Does it really matter how much it will be?” Marcelino asked.The review also noted the costs of the two projects continue to rise.The transmission line is now expected to cost $4.9 billion, up $300 million from estimates last year. The generating station’s price tag has jumped by $700 million to at least $7.2 billion.
N. Korea mysteriously nixes beer fest, but unveils new brew by Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press Posted Jul 26, 2017 8:37 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017, photo, a waitress pours a new type of Taedonggang beer, the eighth in its line of specialty brews, made of wheat and hops at the Taedonggang Brewery in Pyongyang, North Korea. Taedonggang beers are generally reputed to be world-class, which is a matter of national pride among many North Koreans. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea has suddenly cancelled a popular monthlong beer festival, but people won’t be going thirsty in a country where brews are cheap and carry the ruling family’s seal of approval.Last year’s inaugural festival along the Taedong River was a surprise hit with tourists and Pyongyang residents alike. This year’s event, scheduled to begin Wednesday, was scrapped for unknown reasons at a time when international criticism over the death of an American tourist and the July 4 test of Pyongyang’s first intercontinental ballistic missile have left the country’s nascent tourism industry in limbo.North Korea’s premier brewery had crafted a new beer for the festival, and unveiled it Wednesday despite the cancellation. Taedonggang Brewery’s eighth specialty brew has not been bottled yet and does not even have a formal name, but it’s available in kegs as draft.Taedonggang beers are generally reputed to be world-class, which is a matter of national pride among many North Koreans.Though not as popular as soju, a much stronger, clear alcohol distilled from rice, beer is readily available all over the country and prices are low.A pint at the Taedonggang beer hall just across the street from the sprawling brewery campus cost about $2. But beer at a stand-up bar on Pyongyang’s fancy new Scientists’ Street is sold by the litre for about 500 North Korean won, or about 6 cents if calculated at the unofficial but widely used exchange rate of roughly 8,000 won to the dollar.Han Hyong Chol, head of quality management, told The Associated Press Taedonggang’s brewery pumps out 200 kilolitres (53,000 gallons) of beer every day to meet the demand of beer drinkers in the North Korean capital — a city of about 3 million — where it’s distributed to 160 beer halls.According to brewery history, the plant on Pyongyang’s outskirts was built at the order of Kim Jong Il, current leader Kim Jong Un’s father, in 2001 and began production the following year.The brewery courtyard features a large mural of Kim Jong Il wearing a white lab coat and holding a trademark green Taedonggang bottle while smiling broadly before a production line. Several larger-than-life photos of Kim conducting “on-the-spot guidance” hang in brewery production halls.“He instructed our managers and technicians that as a socialist country we must provide the people with the best beer in the world,” a guide replied when asked what kind of guidance Kim had to offer.The state-run brewery employs about 700 people, but is mostly automated. It takes about 20 days to produce each batch of beer.The brewery gave The Associated Press the public first taste of its latest brew, made from wheat and hops.It’s not bitter, which is a plus. One comment was, oddly enough, “minty.” But it also seemed a bit flat, though that might have something to do with a lot of pre-taste-test jostling of the keg.Brewery officials said they studied techniques and beers from around the world when setting up the brewery. It’s suspected they drew particularly heavily on British and German know-how, but Han had no comment on that.Han also had no comment on the sudden cancellation of the beer festival, though it’s certainly another serious hit to the reputation of tourism in North Korea.Pyongyang has been pushing tourism hard as a revenue stream, but the case of Otto Warmbier and others has raised safety and ethical concerns among potential foreign customers.U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to soon formally announce a ban on travel to the country by American citizens after the death of Warmbier, a college student who was jailed for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea. He fell into a coma for unknown reasons soon after his March 2016 sentencing, yet Pyongyang revealed nothing about his condition for more than a year. The North allowed him to return to the U.S. last month, but he died days after coming home.The number of Americans in North Korea is quite small — probably in the dozens, if that. Three are in prison.___Eric Talmadge is the AP’s Pyongyang bureau chief. Follow him on Twitter at EricTalmadge and Instagram @erictalmadge.
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. Mr Farage is expected to celebrate the new president’s inauguration alongside a string of hand-picked guests and will take a seat on the inaugural platform to watch the swearing-in ceremony.Mr Farage will also attend a glitzy luncheon, take part in the inaugural parade, attend the ball, some galas and other politically focussed lobbying events. Helena Bonham Carter could play Angela Merkel Get ready for Nigel Farage… the movie. The Hollywood film-maker behind the Harry Potter franchise is in talks about making a film of the former Ukip leader’s campaign to take Britain out of the European Union.Warner Brothers, one of the world’s most successful film studios, is in talks with Arron Banks, the insurance millionaire who funded Leave.EU, about a film based on his diary of the successful campaign, The Telegraph can disclose.Andy Wigmore, a spokesman for Mr Banks, said: “We have had some very serious Hollywood people in touch with us who are going to buy the rights to the book. They want to buy the option on it.”Producers from Warner Brothers – the studio behind the Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” – are hoping to meet Mr Farage and Mr Banks when they next visit the United States, for the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump later in January.Mr Banks’ diary, titled The Bad Boys of Brexit, which charts the highs and lows of the campaign has proved to be an unexpected hit in the bookshops.Mr Wigmore said that while the producers “have done a bit of research… effectively that book is like a screenplay so half the work has been done for them”. Arron Banks with Nigel FarageCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Newspapers and websites which have used the photo have had to pay a licensing fee of £450. “It has been used everywhere,” Mr Wigmore said.It emerged last week that Mr Farage will fly to the US ahead of the inauguration on January 20 at the invitation of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant who introduced him to Mr Trump before the election. Hilary Clinton: Meryl Streep?She’s already played Clinton’s rival Donald Trump, in a theatre sketch earlier this year, but we’d prefer to see Streep take on the former Democrat leader. The two women even look a little alike – and share a taste for trouser suits. Theresa May: Imelda Staunton?Could Staunton, who can veer from primness to toughness in seconds (remember her chilling Dolores Umbridge?) capture May’s headmistressy authority? Other less successful ventures include a failed BBop concert which would featured see members of 1980s pop band Bucks Fizz and an Elvis impersonator.Amazon describes the book as an “honest, uncensored and highly entertaining diary of the campaign that changed the course of history”.The description adds: “From a David Brent-style office on an industrial estate in the south-west, Banks masterminded an extraordinary social media campaign against the tyrannies of Brussels that became a mass movement for Brexit.”He tore up the political rule book, sinking £8 million of his personal fortune into a madcap campaign targeting ordinary voters up and down the country.”His anti-establishment crusade upset everyone from Victoria Beckham to NASA and left MPs open-mouthed. When his rabble-rousing antics landed him in hot water, he simply redoubled his efforts to wind up the targets.”Lurching from comedy to crisis (often several times a day), he found himself in the glare of the media spotlight, fending off daily bollockings from Nigel Farage and po-faced MPs.”Mr Wigmore also disclosed the sale of rights of the photo of Mr Farage with Mr Trump in his apartment has made £200,000 in the sale of its rights to media outlets.He said the money will be split between two US and UK veterans’ charities. Angela Merkel: Helena Bonham Carter?The German chancellor is no crazed villainess, but being one of the most powerful women in the world isn’t always easy – and Bonham Carter would bring some exciting fierceness to the role. Donald Trump: Clint Eastwood?Like Trump, 86-year-old Eastwood used to be seen as a bit of a cowboy, and is fond of lambasting political correctness. He’d probably have to put on a few pounds (of fake tan) to be entirely convincing, however. Nigel Farage pictured during the Brexit campaign’s Battle of the Thames after being assailed by a boat carrying singer Bob Geldof, insetCredit:Getty David Cameron: Hugh Bonneville?Yes, there’s a slight physical resemblance, but the Downton Abbey star would also be able to capture Cameron’s sleek, upper class charm, and imbue his downfall with a sense of dignified tragedy. Nigel Farage, pictured on Friday, will fly to the US ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 Credit:Steve Finn for The Telegraph Any cash made from the film would go to charity, Mr Wigmore said. “It is not like it is something we would personally benefit from. The Bad Boys of Brexit – the film. It is a comedy.”The book details how Mr Banks ran the Leave.EU campaign with the help of his key aide Andy Wigmore and American polling expert Gerry Gunster.The trio worked closely with Mr Farage, persuading him to take part in the famous Battle of the Thames when a flotilla of pro-Leave fishing boats was assailed by one carrying singer Bob Geldof. The presence of Mr Farage at the inauguration is likely to frustrate Downing Street because so far Theresa May, the Prime Minister, is yet to meet him.Who might star in Nigel Farage The Movie?As Hollywood bosses hold talks over a potential film about Nigel Farage’s Brexit campaign, Rebecca Hawkes looks at who could play some of the key characters.Nigel Farage: Benedict Cumberbatch?Who better to play a divisive maverick who takes on the political elite, fights for the people and wins against the odds than British eccentric turned Hollywood superstar Cumberbatch? Meryl Streep could play Hilary ClintonCredit:AP/AP
During 2015, Komatsu Australia is celebrating 50 continuous years of selling, servicing and supporting its equipment in Australia. In August 1965, LeTourneau Westinghouse (later known as Wabco Australia Pty Ltd and with the co-operation of C Itoh) was appointed nationwide distributor, and began selling Komatsu dozers to customers around Australia – some whom are still customers today.Komatsu products quickly developed widespread industry acceptance for their quality, reliability and productivity, which saw the brand – and the range of products available – expand quickly. The company states: “Since the foundation of Komatsu in Australia 50 years ago, the company has seen remarkable expansion and growth of its operations – including over 50 branches and service depots and various assembly facilities and remanufacturing centres in major cities across Australia.”As part of its celebrations of this significant milestone, throughout 2015 the company will be reviewing the history of Komatsu in Australia, from the earliest days of selling just a few machines, to where it is today, as one of the largest suppliers to the country’s construction, mining, quarrying, utility, local government and related industry sectors.It will also be highlighting the earliest machines sold in Australia, some of which are still operating, as well as recognising some of its oldest and most loyal customers.
Greek people are traditionally well-versed on the topic of love, therefore it is no coincidence that this year’s festival falls on Valentine’s weekend. The already buzzing atmosphere will be amplified considerably by the warm feeling of young and old love in the air! Be careful to avoid Cupid’s arrows and stick to the well-beaten path of Greek festivities, which promises to be spectacular.The Greek Orthodox Community of NSW, along with a contingent of volunteers and supporters, will take over Darling Harbour to celebrate the Greek Festival of Sydney. The two-day event will launch the 33rd cultural and events program in the liveliest way possible … with traditional Greek dancing, local and international musicians and a variety of interactive stalls.The launch The official launch was held on February 5 at The Grand Roxy in Brighton, a long term supporter of cultural initiatives such as the festival. A packed room of 350 people were in attendance to hear about the wonderful new program, and of course to act as a prelude to what will be a great weekend.2015 festival The Greek Festival is an opportunity to experience Greece and all its delights. Festival chair Nia Karteris told me that this event is possibly “the biggest multicultural event of its kind in Sydney”, perhaps NSW.As I sat down for coffee with Ms Karteris, you could not help but notice an incredible sense of pride in what the festival means to her and to those involved. I was told that the festival continues to grow and grow. As someone who has seen the event evolve in the 12 years she has been involved, you can sense a pure love for an event that many a Greek holds dear to their hearts.Ms Karteris explained to me that it was not just Greeks who come along, but that a significant percentage (40 per cent) are non-Hellenes. Previous locations made it difficult to reach out to non-Greeks, as they were contained in a suburban environment that was known more for its immediate Greek residents rather than a flow of tourists and passersby.Almost 200,000 people are expected to attend the Darling Harbour event, a significant statement of the love that Sydney has for such a multicultural festivity.Darling Harbour provides an ease of access by public transport and more importantly, it makes it a landmark activity in the heart of the city of Sydney. More importantly, being surrounded by water will help bring a sense of the Greek islands and Greek summer to the festivities.For those of us who miss Greece almost every minute, this event will help bridge the gap between the daily atmosphere of Greece and being in the beautiful city of Sydney.Festival history For those of us who may be too young to remember, the event started as a parelasi in 1982 at suburban Addison Road in Marrickville before a shift to Campbell Oval in Ashbury. I remember as a young boy attending with my family. The smell of souvlaki and the bouzouki playing, it was a treat. The popularity of the festival grew over the years to the point it was moved to Brighton in the 1990s. Again, the festival grew beyond expectations, and after being unable to secure a move to the Grand Parade, the highway of Brighton that connects the south of Sydney with the airport and the city, the event was moved to Darling Harbour. In a sense it was a real master stroke. One wonders if it too will one day be too small for the plethora or Greeks and non-Greeks who have become fascinated by what the Greek Festival brings to the cultural life of Sydney.The president of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW, Mr Harry Danalis, has been with the festival from the start, minus a brief period away from the event in the late ’90s and early ’00s. He made the point that “people are thirsty to follow quality cultural activities”. The festival consistently delivers and it is why it has become a pinnacle on the Sydney cultural calendar, something for people in the Greek community to be proud of.The festival will also be a chance to farewell Dimi Lafazanos, who has been director of the festival for the last six years, and welcome her the youthful Pamela Proestos as her replacement.The future Mr Danalis has cautioned that a lack of state and federal government grants at the moment will have an impact on events such as the Greek Festival. The quest to solve long-term sustainability is firmly in the thoughts of the organisers. With a strong backing from the business community and other supporters, it is hoped that sustainability is achieved for future generations.For those who have never been, it gives people an opportunity to experience what Greece can mean. Mr Danalis pointed to the fact that there is a great sense of goodwill for a glendi, cultural dancing, activities for children or just socialising with those with a similar thirst for Greece. What to expect at Darling Harbour The calibre of artists in this year’s line-up, from the two-day festival at Darling Harbour to the entire nine-week program, will not disappoint. The organising committee reminded me that it is more than just the two-day event, it is a nine-week period of cultural activities. Like every year, Darling Harbour will feature a quality line-up of live entertainment, including headlining act, much-loved Greek musician Dimitris Basis, who will be joined on stage by Zoi Papadopoulou and backed by a seven-piece band. Whilst Dimitris Basis is of course well known across the Greek world, he was actually born in Stuttgart, Germany, making him a fellow member of the Greek diaspora. His family moved to Makedonia when he was around eight years old. An interesting fact about the headliner is that he has a diploma in Byzantine music, using Byzantine chanting as a springboard to a future career in music. Dimitris has told organisers of his excitement to be in Australia; explaining how impressed he is with the strength of the Greek community on the other side of the world.Zoi Papadopoulou is a rising star, originally from Thessaloniki, with two recent albums showcasing her unique contemporary style. She will bring a great sense of energy and style to the stage. Both artists are expected to break hearts!Bring your family, your appetites and your dancing shoes for two days of music, fine food and Greek festivities. Most importantly, bring your agapi and celebrate a weekend of love and Greek culture. I’m sure that in the surrounds of Darling Harbour, Eros and Saint Valentine would certainly approve. Entry is free of charge.WHAT: Greek Festival of Sydney WHEN: Saturday 14 February, 3.00 pm-10.00 pm Sunday 15 February, 10.00 am-10.00 pm WHERE: Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Park, Sydney Linked to the Darling Harbour celebration is the nine-week Greek Festival of Sydney, with more than 25 events scheduled in this year’s quality program line-up. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Stay on target DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Things have been going a little too easy on Legends of Tomorrow. For the last few weeks, the team has been easily defeating the Legion of Doom and collecting the fragments of the Spear of Destiny. As we get closer to the end of the season (only two more now), it’s about time for everything to go wrong. You know things are about to go poorly when the episode starts us in World War I. That war didn’t turn out well for anyone involved. Including, as we learned last night, the Legends.The episode immediately flashes back to a few days earlier to show us how the Legends got themselves into this mess. Now that they’ve collected all the remaining loose pieces of the Spear, all that’s left to do is steal the rest from the Legion of Doom. That turns out to be an easy task as Rip knows exactly where they’ve been hiding: The Vanishing Point, which exists outside of time. Returning to the place where Captain Cold died starts giving Rory flashbacks. Before he can deal with that, Jax finds the rest of the spear fragments and the Legends escape before Eobard Thawne can catch them. Reverse Flash isn’t so fast anymore.So now the Legends have the spear, and they need to destroy it, so it’s power can never fall into the wrong hands. Rory tries burning it, but the spear appears indestructible. Fortunately, his fire revealed an inscription. Since Nate reads Latin, he’s able to figure out that the spear can only be destroyed by the substance that created it: The blood of Jesus.Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen (Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW)Unfortunately, we can’t go back to biblical times because that time period is so important, nobody can risk messing with it. That or first-century Jerusalem would cost too much to recreate at this point in the season. Instead, they have to find the body of Sir Gawain, a knight rumored to have returned from the crusades with a vial of Christ’s blood. And the only person in history who knows where that is is J.R.R. Tolkien, who is conveniently located in the same general area as the corpse. The catch? He’s serving in World War I.The team finds Tolkien in the medical tent dealing with severe PTSD, and enlist his help in finding the spear. Remember how many Star Wars jokes were in the George Lucas episode two months ago? This is that for Tolkien jokes. It leads to a few nice moments, but it’s not quite as endearing the second time around. I do enjoy that the Legends started calling themselves “The Fellowship” though. Tolkien helps the Legends find the church where Sir Gawain’s body is said to be hidden. Following the clues Tolkien unearthed, they find a skeleton wearing armor in a church wall. The Legion of Doom ambushes them, along with a team of German soldiers. They also have Leonard Snart with them. It turns out he wasn’t just a hallucination of Rory’s. The Legion plucked him from the timeline before his noble sacrifice at the end of Season One, and he’s been making Rory doubt his team’s loyalty to him.Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW)The Legends escape the ensuing firefight, but not before Tolkien has had a chance to copy the inscription on the dead knight’s armor. Back on the wave runner, he tries to decipher the marking, while the rest of the team faces some drama involving the spear. Amaya has been depressed since she saw her future and is tempted to use the spear to fix things. This little plot detour is over almost as soon as it begins when Sara explains what an amazing person Amaya’s granddaughter grows up to be. This brings me to one of the episodes biggest weaknesses. There is too much going on, and very little of it’s handled all that well. It’s enough to make you wish the season was closer in length to the rest of the Arrowverse shows. Maybe then these plot points would have had more time to breathe.Tolkien figures out that the vial containing the blood is buried somewhere in the middle of no man’s land. That’s how we get to where the Legends are at the beginning of the episode. Using parts of Aragorn speech from Return of the King, Rip calls a ceasefire so each army can collect their injured, and the Legends can search for the vial without dodging bullets. The spear leads them to the vial, but just after they find it, the Legion shows up. Captain Cold convinces Rory to join them, and he delivers the spear. Damien Darhk tosses a grenade to begin the fighting once more, and the now five-member Legion of Doom escapes with the help of Thawne’s speed.To make matters worse, Steel is knocked over while making his way to the Waverider and the vial is destroyed. As the episode ends, Nate points out that maybe not all is lost. It’s possible the Legion doesn’t know how to use the spear. Yeah, things aren’t going to be that easy. Malcolm Merlyn has procured a book that details exactly how to use the thing. That’s a bleak note to leave things on.Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk (Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW)While it was good to have the Legends lose after such a long streak of luck, this episode was definitely a step down for the stellar second season. There’s no way to make World War I fun, and even the Tolkien references couldn’t help that. The problem was there never seemed to be any real danger either. If you’re going to go to one of the bleakest, bloodiest wars in history, it should feel like something’s at stake. But with every plot development brought up and solved so quickly, there was never any tension. I did like the development of Rory betraying his team. That should add an interesting dynamic going forward. I doubt it’s permanent, though. In the end, I imagine he’ll choose to fight on the side of the Legends. He may even bring back Snart too. Come on, Rory is the best character. Legends of Tomorrow wouldn’t be the same without him.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Four people have been charged following accusations that they kidnapped and attempted to kill a victim in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.Rachel Torna, Jenifer Cortez, Ashley Perez and Felipe Aviles were all charged, Tuesday, with premeditated attempted murder, aggravated armed kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.According to police, the victim and the suspects were involved in a narcotics deal.Police said the victim owed them money, so they kept him against his will. On April 7, after being held against his will, since April 3, police received a phone call stating that a female had shot a male and was trying to hide him.Officers responded and located the victim and suspects near Southwest Fifth Avenue and Southwest Seventh Street.The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Game of ThronesGame of Thrones Official YoutubeGame of Thrones is undoubtedly the biggest TV show on the planet. With over a million fans eagerly waiting to see the season eight of this epic fantasy drama, one should wonder what actually went through during the making of this series that showed rape, incest, brutal murders, and other gore drama.There are hundreds of people working around the clock to make Game of Thrones the highest rated TV show. Fans from all around the globe are always talking about the show and the characters. However, the filming process and the lives of all the actors of the show has also stirred several fans.HBO’s Game of Thrones remained in news for several reasons. At the very beginning, the show was famous for its dialogues and the way it portrayed nudity. However, over the last couple of seasons, the show has dedicated itself to the intense drama and now we don’t get to see those nude scenes that much.In the last eight years, Game of Thrones stars personal life has created several reports and ahead of its April premiere, RadarOnline has comprised a list of such records that we read about Game of Thrones stars since season one.Lena Headey’s walk of shame:If you have ardently followed Game of Thrones, you must remember the infamous walk made by Cersei Lannister. Lena Headey was naked in that scene and she had to walk in front of so many other artists. Lena knew that it was all part of a job but she was “f**king terrified.” In addition to this, the Cersei’s nude walk through King’s Landing even caused problems between the producers of the show and the leaders of the Church where the crew had been shooting. Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones season 8Game of Thrones/FacebookSophie Turner smoked weed with Maisie Williams:Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones, revealed some shocking details about her onscreen sister. As per Sophie, along with Maisie Williams, she used to smoke weed after filming the fantasy show.”We’d get high and then we’d sit in the bath together and we’d rub makeup brushes on our faces. It’s fun,” Sophie had said in the past.Jason Momoa’s #MeToo moment:Jason Momoa played the role of Khal Drogo in season 1 of Game of Thrones. In the show, Khal was a brutal leader and in the beginning, he did not respect anyone but himself. He was a violent one and fans were sure that if he was not dead, he would have won the Iron Throne by now. Whatever the case is, back in 2011, Jason Momoa joked about Khal Drogo’s raping Daenerys Targaryen.”As far as sci-fi and fantasy, I love that genre because there are so many things you can do, like rip someone’s tongue out of their throat and get away with it – and rape beautiful women.” Jon Snow and Daenerys TargaryenTwitter/Official Game of Thrones pageAquaman movie star later apologized on his remarks but still, his earlier statement was shocking.Kit Harington’s nude photo leak scandal:In the past, there were some serious allegations made on Kit Harington by a Russian model Olga Vlaslova. As per the model, she met Kit in Luxembourg and ever proceeded to have sex together. As per the serious allegations, Kit was engaged to Rose Leslie at that time.After the absurd allegations surfaced, Kit Harington’s rep denied the accusation and stated that “The allegations in this story are completely false. He’s never even been to Luxembourg nor has he ever met Olga Vlaslova.”
HC bench starts reading out verdict in BDR carnage case on Sunday morning. Photo: Abdus SalamThe High Court on Sunday started reading out the verdict on the death reference and appeals in the BDR carnage case.A three-member HC special bench led by justice M Shawkat Hossain started announcing the judgment at 10:55am. The other two members of the bench are justice Md Abu Zafar Siddique and justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder.Earlier on 3 April, the HC bench kept the verdict as Curia Advisari Vult (CAV) after concluding the hearing on the appeals and the death reference. A Dhaka court on 5 November 2013 sentenced 152 BDR members of the erstwhile Bangladesh Rifles and two civilians to death, and 161 others to life imprisonment for their involvement in the BDR mutiny.A total of 257 appeals were filed with the High Court against the lower court verdict.Seventy four people, including 57 army officials, were killed in the BDR mutiny on 25-26 February in 2009 at the Pilkhana headquarters in Dhaka.The paramilitary force was later renamed Border Guard Bangladesh.
The Balm In Gilead, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of the African Diaspora by building the capacity of faith communities to address life-threatening diseases, will host a Town Hall Community Action Forum on Hepatitis C. The special event, which features Grammy-Award winning gospel artist VaShawn Mitchell, will be held July 29, at 6 p.m. at the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square (9033 Central Ave., Capitol Heights, Md.). Admission is free.Recognizing hepatitis C as a national epidemic that affects up to 106,000 Marylanders, the Town Hall Community Action Forum on Hepatitis C will focus on educating the residents of Prince George’s County and surrounding areas about this devastating liver disease. The July 29th event also kicks off The Balm In Gilead’s national Healthy Churches 2020 campaign, during which the organization will also host town hall forums on hepatitis C in Chicago (August 14) and Jacksonville, Fla. (September 16).
I laughed really hard the first time I saw the Blizzard Authenticator, an RSA key fob-style secure code generator, to protect my video game. I couldn’t imagine a world where I would care enough about my game, much less allow my personal security to be compromised to that level. That little keychain seemed like a symbol of nerddom that rivaled the tape on the bridge of my glasses and the pencil traces on an overclocked processor. About a year into my addiction to World of Warcraft, my girlfriend’s account was hacked and a year of her digital life was emptied.Keeping yourself safe on the Internet today is a growing challenge not just for users, but for companies as well. Shortly after the release of Diablo III, a growing volume of users began to see their accounts emptied and the fruits of their demon slaying stolen from them. Some users saw patterns in the users that were having this issue, which led them to the conclusion that the Battle.Net or Diablo III servers were victimized. In an attempt to resolve these issues, Blizzard has released a statement addressing these claims.There’s money to be made in the unauthorized sale of items and account in Blizzard games, specifically World of Warcraft. And with the Diablo III real money Auction House on the way, there’s an increased desire to try and make real money on the game.In the statement released by Blizzard, it is noted that every time there is a release of a new title or an expansion to WoW, there’s a spike in compromised accounts. Since Diablo III is a brand new game, and there’s probably more than a few Diablo III players who never bothered with WoW, there’s bound to be some account compromising things going on. As it stands right now, Blizzard is offering the ability to roll-back many compromised accounts, but notes that this is most likely a once in a lifetime kind of thing.Blizzard’s recommendation is to take advantage of their Authenticator tools. You can get the keyfob, or you can install the Blizzard Authenticator app for Android and iOS.Additionally, there’ s new SMS Protect service that allows you to access features in your account with an SMS. The Authenticator app seems to work well, but in the end doesn’t really solve the problem at hand. Two-factor authentication is always a useful add-on in this day and age, but it is also important to remember that you are on the Internet, and to behave accordingly. Blizzard’s account creation process could offer a little more in the way of encouraging secure password creation, for example.Until it is proven otherwise, Blizzard is assuring everyone that their systems have not been compromised, and offers more information about their authentication methods in their forums.
International Institute of Media and Communication (IIMC) recently announced its 2nd Edition of Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards with much razzmatazz in Urbana Community Hall. The announcement was attended by dance exponent and social activist Alokananda Roy, vocalist Surojit Chatterjee, choreographer Sudarshan Chakravorty, film personality Satrajit Sen and DJ Aakash. IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards is aimed to honour the best Durga Puja Committee on social media platform that would cover all the creative aspects of digital promotion starting from the concept, creativity, implementation and the number of page likes to the best integrated (cross platform) social media campaign.The judging category is divided into three parts: Best Digital Impact Award, Jury Choice Awards and Peoples’ Choice Award. The trophies would be handed over to the winning Durga Puja Committees on September 24 by the Jury members.The initiative is supported by Urbana, Candid Communication – Event & PR Partner, Genius Kids and ACMS – Associate Partner, Artage-Hoarding Partner, Tollykata- Digital Partner, Presto- Award Partner, Siti Events – Cable Partner and Upananda – Gift Partner, Zeal Sports & News – Channel Partner, Millennium Post – Media Partner.Urbana is the vision and execution of six stalwarts of the Real Estate industry: Shrachi, Emami, Sureka, MKJ (Keventer), JB and Nahata Groups in association with the Government of West Bengal. Over the past couple of decades, these legendary groups have been associated with most of the city’s landmark buildings and complexes, and thus Urbana is a spectacle of magnificence, impressive enough to take your breath away.Speaking on the occasion, Debjani Mookherjee, SVP, Urbana said, “Urbana is delighted to be associated with Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017 and host the event here at our premises. Kolkata is a powerhouse of talent and it was about time that we showcased it to the world through the digital space, even if it is our parar pujo. I wish all the participants all the best.”Urbana, towering over Eastern Metropolitan By-pass, is the first futuristic luxury community in the city that transformed Kolkata’s skyline – and today stands tall as one of the elements exquisitely defining the cityscape of the City of Joy.Urbana has been associated with Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards since its inception last year. Urbana has always been a forerunner in spreading awareness and giving a platform, and this initiative to collaborate speak about the growth of the Digital space was instantaneous.
The Swedish soccer team qualified for the World Cup after securing a draw against Italy in the second leg of their two-game aggregate playoff. It was a massive win for the Swedes, and a devastating failure on the part of Italy, who will miss their first World Cup since 1958.Following the final whistle, the Swedes celebrated by rushing the set of a postgame TV show and trashing the set like an 80’s rock band in a 5-star hotel. Axl Rose would be proud of this trashing. Sometimes there’s no better way to celebrate a big win than breaking stuff.Lustigs dans är det bästa på länge! ? #Sverige #ITASVE #Italien #Lustig pic.twitter.com/OYhsXrM5r8— Halvtid Fotboll (@HalvtidFotboll) November 13, 2017
The Allyl Hexanoate Market has witnessed growth from USD XX million to USD XX million from 2014 to 2019. With the CAGR of X.X%, this market is estimated to reach USD XX million in 2026.The report mainly studies the size, recent trends and development status of the Allyl Hexanoate market, as well as investment opportunities, government policy, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities), supply chain and competitive landscape. Technological innovation and advancement will further optimize the performance of the product, making it more widely used in downstream applications. Moreover, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis (potential entrants, suppliers, substitutes, buyers, industry competitors) provides crucial information for knowing the Allyl Hexanoate market.Download Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3214522?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSMajor players in the global Allyl Hexanoate market include:Shandong Yaroma Perfumery Co.,Ltd.Haihang Industry Co.,Ltd.Hangzhou J&H Chemical Co.,LTDShanghai Pu-Jie Fragrance Co.,Ltd.Suzhou Ciyun Bio-tech Co.,LtdXiamen Hisunny Chemical Co.,LtdAmbles Nature et ChimieChemieliva Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.Neostar United Industrial Co.,Ltd.Skyrun Industrial Co., Ltd.Xi’an Costrong Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.Shaanxi Top Pharm Chemical Co.,LtdHangzhou Meite Chemical Co., Ltd.Jinan Haohua Industry Co., Ltd.On the basis of types, the Allyl Hexanoate market is primarily split into:Type 1Type 2Type 3On the basis of applications, the market covers:Application 1Application 2Application 3Geographically, the report includes the research on production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate, and forecast (2014-2026) of the following regions:United StatesEurope (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland)ChinaJapanIndiaSoutheast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam)Central and South America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia)Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria)Other Regions Chapter 1 provides an overview of Allyl Hexanoate market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Allyl Hexanoate market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Allyl Hexanoate industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Allyl Hexanoate market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Allyl Hexanoate, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Allyl Hexanoate in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Allyl Hexanoate in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Allyl Hexanoate. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Allyl Hexanoate market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Allyl Hexanoate market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.Acquire Discount on this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3214522?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is a letter written by Nicoya Mayor Marco Antonio Jiménez Muñoz to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, following outrageous remarks Ortega made during a speech on Tuesday.Your Excellency Mr. President:With respect to the public statements you made about the Republic of Nicaragua possibly or eventually reclaiming the territory of Guanacaste, we consider them not only disrespectful but an act of absolute ignorance about the evolution of the province’s borders, and also, still more serious, ignoring an unparalleled event in Latin America.The Annexation of Nicoya happened under peaceful circumstances and with the genuine belief that joining Costa Rica was in the best interests of the inhabitants of Nicoya. That brave act, that sole event in our Brown America that you presume to ignore with your declarations, charged with bias, disrespect and ignorance, we will forever and wherever hold true to our decision to join Costa Rica under the proper legal framework.In this manner, the Municipal Government of Nicoya, cradle of the Annexation of Nicoya to Costa Rica, will support the position of the Government of Costa Rica in defense of the interests of the people of Guanacaste, and in defense of human freedoms, sine qua non, to adopt our position since 1824.We request that the Government over which you preside, with respect and prudence, and in accordance with the feelings of the people of Guanacaste, who feel a deep pride in being Costa Rican, acknowledges the facts of July 25, 1824, in Nicoya.Thankful that you understand our position, the pride of belonging to the Republic of Costa Rica by our own choice, I bid you farewell,Marco Antonio Jiménez Muñoz, Mayor of Nicoya Facebook Comments No related posts.
Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober How do cataracts affect your vision? New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies “Let’s shake things up” was the theme of the marches, taken from Pope Francis’ speech to Argentines in Rio de Janeiro. Their signs condemned corruption, inflation and unchecked presidential power.Martin Insaurralde leads the ruling party’s slate for congress. He said Thursday the government’s opponents are proposing plans that have proven to be failures.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments Share Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Thousands of Argentines are protesting against the government of President Cristina Fernandez. But with only days left before a primary election tests her support, the crowds are much smaller than in previous pot-banging street protests.Thursday night marks the end of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s vote, but a huge and deadly gas explosion in Rosario prompted politicians to cancel final campaign rallies, and deflated the protesters’ plans. Quick workouts for men
3 international destinations to visit in 2019 They were brought Wednesday to the northern Rakhine district Maungdaw, which is near the border with Bangladesh.In the last month, at least 47 bodies have washed to shore in Rakhine state, believed to be the corpses of migrants trying to escape trafficking ships, said Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project, which has been monitoring activities in the isolated, northern tip of Rakhine for more than a decade.Her team saw bodies on beaches and in the mouth of a tiny river along Rakhine’s northern tip. Many were believed to be Bangladeshis, dropped off in Myanmar because they felt it was not safe to disembark in their own country during a high alert, she saidCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The United Nations has said about half of those who have come ashore were Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, and the rest were Bangladeshis escaping poverty.“It is not true that the migrants from Myanmar fled because of discrimination or persecution in Myanmar,” the foreign minister said during a briefing to foreign diplomats about the crisis. “They are just the victims of human smugglers.”“These are migrants who are seeking better jobs in other countries,” he added.Myanmar authorities intercepted boats packed with more than 730 people and brought the group ashore Wednesday in western Rakhine state, said Wunna Maung Lwin. Those on board included 611 men, 72 women and 51 children whose nationalities the government was still verifying, he said.“Those who are verified as citizens of Bangladesh will be sent back to their country starting Sunday,” he said. “Myanmar is not in a position to give assistance to the migrants long term, as it is a developing country.”U.N. agencies and other groups said they were not getting full access to the verification process, which is seen as crucial to ensure that Myanmar is not falsely labelling Rohingya on the boat as citizens of Bangladesh. YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar said Thursday that thousands of migrants left the country to seek better jobs elsewhere, and were not fleeing persecution, a day after bringing to shore about 730 migrants, the latest arrivals in Southeast Asia’s ongoing crisis.Foreign Affairs Minister Wunna Maung Lwin’s remarks were Myanmar’s latest denial of any blame for the humanitarian crisis. More than 4,600 desperate and hungry boat people have been rescued in five countries since early May after a regional crackdown on smugglers prompted some captains to abandon their human cargo at sea. Comments Share Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “We are still trying to get full access to the 700-plus who just landed,” said Dom Scalpelli, country director for the U.N.’s World Food Program. “We are on the ground and discussing with the government to give us access as quickly as possible.”The U.N. has called the Rohingya one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.Myanmar denies the existence of the Rohingya, whose population in Rakhine state is estimated at 1.3 million people. The government says they are all “Bengali,” implying they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The Rohingya are denied citizenship in Myanmar and face state-sanctioned discrimination including limited access to education, medical care and other basic services. Myanmar insists all those who have fled by boat in recent months were “Bangladeshi.” The government has gone to great lengths to make sure it is not disproven — at least not on its own soil.Its Navy detained journalists, including the AP, over the weekend, erasing their camera memory cards, when they were trying to confirm the nationalities of the 730 migrants who were hidden away for days near a remote island before being towed into Rakhine state. Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies
October 24 , 2018 PRESS RELEASENorfolk, Virgina, USA – Catalytic Generators exhibited at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention & Expo for the 37th year in Orlando, Florida October 18-20th. “The PMA gives us a great opportunity to solidify existing relationships and to also communicate the benefits of our ethylene production systems to new ripeners,” said Greg Akins, President & CEO of Catalytic Generators.This year in Orlando Catalytic Generators showcased their flagship ethylene generator, the Easy-Ripe, with a new remote-control feature. The improved Easy-Ripe connects to a ripening room’s control panel system and ethylene sensors allowing ripeners to have complete control over ethylene levels.While the convenient remote-control is the latest feature of the Easy-Ripe, Mr. Akins states, “the most prevalent issue customers are interested in is the ability to have a safe, reliable and easy-to-use ethylene source, one with no possibility of explosion from excess ethylene.” Unlike compressed ethylene cylinders, there is absolutely no chance of ethylene explosion when using the generators as directed.Since first exhibiting in 1980, Catalytic Generators committed to empowering fresh produce companies with the tools properly ripen avocados, bananas, mangoes, pears, tomatoes, and other fruits so that the world can enjoy fresh fruit throughout the year. You might also be interested in