Aboriginal Day Live main stage acts announced

first_imgAPTN National NewsAPTN’s 9th annual Aboriginal Day Live celebration will take place on June 20th in Winnipeg and Edmonton.The Winnipeg main stage line up was announced and it includes some big acts.APTN’s Intern Gabriel Constant has the details.last_img

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New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives.A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion laws, the Albuquerque Journal reports.The political developments are being watched closely in New Mexico, which is poised to benefit even though state officials have said there’s no organized campaign to lure film productions from those states.“I don’t know that we are necessarily using that as a drawing card, because we are a drawing card,” New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen said.The jump also comes as New Mexico is set to more than double its annual state spending cap on film incentives.In addition, NBCUniversal announced Friday it will build a television and film studio in a warehouse district just north of downtown Albuquerque as it seeks to expand its footprint in one of the fastest-growing film production hubs in the country.The company said it entered a 10-year venture with a developer to reshape an empty warehouse into a studio with two sound stages and offices. The studio will be used to produce shows for broadcast and cable channels.The New Mexico Film Office said the coming Amazon TV series production “The Power” reached out to New Mexico because of Georgia’s political climate.“The Power” will be a 10-part series based on Naomi Alderman’s 2016 novel in which women around the world suddenly gain the ability to electrocute people.New Mexico has on its books a 1969 state law that banned abortion in most cases. But the law became unenforceable after it was superseded by the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.An attempt to scrap the 1969 law failed during the last state legislative session in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Democrats have downplayed the vote and have vowed to try again in the near future.New Mexico was one of the first states to launch a film incentive program in 2003 and upped the ante with a new package of film and TV incentives passed by lawmakers during this year’s 60-day legislative session and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in March.The package raises a 2011 cap on what the state can pay out to film and TV productions from $50 million to $110 million per year, while also authorizing the spending of up to $225 million to pay down an accumulated backlog in film incentives.Film companies receive 25 per cent rebates on qualifying expenditures on goods and services in New Mexico. There is a 30 per cent rebate for some TV shows.In recent months, the New Mexico Film Office has received about two calls a day from production companies asking about the new incentives and possible locations in the state.“We’re getting calls,” Christensen said. “If the script fits, they’ll come here. In some cases, they can change the scripts to fit New Mexico.”Not all legislators are thrilled with the expansion of the state’s film incentive program.State Sen. Mark Moores, a Republican who voted against this year’s bill, said he would be uneasy about using the abortion laws in Georgia and Louisiana as leverage, adding that he has a problem with “out-of-state corporate extortion” on what he described as a social issue.“If we as a state make a political decision for New Mexico that they don’t like in the future, will they extort us like they’re trying to do to Georgia?” Moores asked.___Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.comThe Associated Press read more

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Sri Lankan among freak thunderstorm asthma victims

‘We know that in an emergency every second counts,’ Hennessy said in a statement on Sunday.‘That’s why we’re giving our paramedics the new resources they need, where they are needed most.’A woman in her 40s died at the Northern Hospital on Friday evening, the Herald Sun reports.The unprecedented natural disaster overwhelmed the state’s emergency services and lead to more than 500 people being hospitalised, and more than 8500 treated for complications.There is still one person in intensive care following the freak thunderstorm – and four of those are in a critical condition.The most recent victim of the devastating weather event died in hospital, previous victims died directly after the storm – as their families desperately attempted to revive them while waiting for ambulance crews to arrive. (Colombo Gazette) ‘This was a tragic and unforeseen event and hospitals are continuing to treat seven people for a variety of respiratory and other related conditions,’ the department said in Tuesday’s statement.‘Ambulance paramedics, emergency services staff and dedicated doctors, nurses and pharmacy staff saved the lives hundreds of Victorians who received treatment as a result of their symptoms.’This comes after the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jill Hennessy announced a $500 million funding boost for the state’s ambulance services, in a report by AAP. ‘All up, we waited an hour and 10 minutes, and my dad was conscious for about 45 minutes trying to breathe,’ he said.‘They [000 dispatchers] kept saying on the phone, “They are on their way”. But he never recovered from that time.’ Across last Monday and Tuesday, hospitals treated more than 8,500 people. A Sri Lankan is among victims of a freak thunderstorm asthma in Australia, the Daily Mail reported.Ranjith Peiris, 58, died in the Northern Hospital’s intensive care unit on Tuesday morning after he lost consciousness while waiting for an ambulance. But it took an ambulance 70 minutes to arrive and take him to hospital. Authorities are now investigating whether public alerts should have gone out about the unfolding crisis as one person remains in a critical condition in intensive care.A devastated Roshan said his father was liked by everyone.‘Everyone remembers dad’s smile. Dad was ­always smiling, he would always have a joke and a drink with his friends,’ the son said.The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services said the thunderstorm was ‘a tragic and unforeseen event and hospitals [were] continuing to treat 12 people for a variety of respiratory and other related conditions, in addition to those in ICU care’. His son, Roshan, said the grandfather, from Roxburgh Park, was initially conscious for about 45 minutes during his asthma attack. read more

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400000 Afghans repatriated over last two months UN refugee agency reports

Two months after the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched an assistance programme for returning Afghans, more than 400,000 people have travelled home to Afghanistan, the agency reported today.Along with the Afghan Interim Administration, UNHCR has also collaborated with neighbouring Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan to help the returning Afghans, a spokesperson for the agency said in Kabul.Returns from Pakistan alone have topped 370,000 since 1 March, when the programme began, according to UNHCR spokesperson Sarah Russell. In the three weeks since a similar scheme was started in Iran, 23,000 Afghans have gone home while the rest of the returnees have come from Tajikistan.UNHCR was also continuing to help internally displaced people (IDPs) in Afghanistan to return to their homes, with more than 30,000 so far receiving assistance. In Nangarhar, the agency has moved more than 3,000 IDPs from Sar Shahi camp back to their villages. Earlier this year, 8,000 people in the Panjshir Valley were returned to the Shomali plain north of Kabul. UNHCR, the Afghan Ministry of Repatriation, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have also helped more than 15,000 people go back from the old Soviet compound in Kabul to Shomali.Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a public information and advocacy campaign to promote education among returnees and refugees. The effort began with the opening today of an information centre in Kabul, which will deliver messages on the need to register children – especially girls – at school, and provide information on reintegrating into the Afghan education system. The centre will also provide practical information on procedures for school registration as well as opportunities for teachers to find employment within the education system.More information centres will be set up over the next two weeks in Jalalabad and Herat, and in refugee camps, check points and areas of resettlement within the next two to three months, UNICEF said. read more

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Ohio State set for rematch with Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) eludes a Minnesota defender during a 2nd round game of the Big Ten Tournament on March 12 in Chicago. OSU won, 79-73. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorCHICAGO — After defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, the Ohio State men’s basketball team is getting set for yet another rematch.The Buckeyes are set to meet the No. 3 seed Michigan State Spartans Friday night, a team that dispatched OSU, 59-56, on Valentine’s Day.The matchup has brought out the best in both schools as of late, as Michigan State holds a 5-4 edge over the Buckeyes in the past four years.Two of those games have come in the Big Ten Tournament, with the teams splitting the pair.“They have a great team, I feel like we have a great team as well. We have played each other so many times, regular season and (Big Ten) tournament it feels like every year,” OSU senior guard Shannon Scott said of Michigan State. “It always comes down to the wire with them. We just have to be ready for that.”Thad Matta, who became OSU’s winningest coach with the victory over Minnesota, agreed with Scott, joking that the the Buckeyes and Spartans shouldn’t even play the entire game.“The battles over the years that we’ve had, honestly tomorrow what we should do is just start with one minute on the clock and save ourselves,” Matta said. “They always seem to come down to the last minute of the game.”That was the case earlier this season when Spartan junior guard Denzel Valentine buried a fadeaway 3-pointer in the final seconds to give Michigan State the win over OSU.Scott, who scored a career-high 21 points in the win over the Golden Gophers, said the feeling around the OSU locker room is that the Buckeyes are now a different team than they were when they lost in East Lansing, Mich.“We are a hungry team. We know they beat us earlier. We know we could have won that game,” Scott said. “Every single guy on my team feels like we can win this game coming up.”While Scott led the Buckeyes in scoring in the Feb. 14 loss with 15 points, it was his backcourt counterpart who struggled against the Spartans.Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell scored just 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting that day while the OSU bench accounted for just three points.That was not the case for the Buckeyes on Thursday night against Minnesota as the they had three players in double figures scoring – Russell and Scott with more than 20 each – and senior forward Sam Thompson adding nine points and a team-high seven rebounds.Russell said if the Buckeyes can maintain their consistency throughout the team and the tournament, Michigan State will have a hard time disposing of them.“Good luck with it. We weren’t playing great basketball against them last time,” Russell said. “Them being physical, I couldn’t go where I wanted to go. We are a different basketball team now.”Whether the Buckeyes are a different team or not, Matta said he will look at the film from the last matchup between the two teams before taking the floor Friday night.“As crazy as it sounds, I actually look forward to tomorrow night because I know it’s gonna be a heck of a basketball game,” he said.The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to tip about 25 minutes after the Maryland vs. Indiana matchup, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. read more

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BBC Death in Paradise actor reveals he picked up Zika virus filming

first_imgDeath in Paradise The programme, set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, is filmed in Guadeloupe as part of a joint British and French production.Gardner’s disclosure came during a discussion on the podcast of the comedian Sean Hughes.   lead A star of the BBC crime series Death in Paradise has revealed that he contracted Zika while making the programme in the Caribbean.Tony Gardner, said it was possible that “quite a lot” of the 265 British travellers known to have been infected with the virus may have been involved with the series. There are now about 200 Brits who have had Zika, but quite a lot of them, possibly, come from the group of people that go out to Guadeloupe for six months a year to filmTony Gardner zika map He said he could not say much more about it because of the possibility of the programme makers becoming a medical case study.But he added: “There are now about 200 Brits who have had Zika, but quite a lot of them, possibly, come from the group of people that go out to Guadeloupe for six months a year to film.” Tony Gardner (left) in Last tango in HalifaxCredit:Gary Moyes/BBC/Red Productions 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. Gardner, who originally trained as a doctor, said there had been discussion about carrying out a study of the cast and crew to better understand the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes.The production company behind the programme said that a “small number” had become unwell and insisted that precautions had been taken. tango He said that he was likely to have picked up the virus while sitting out at night drinking beer, adding that he “probably should have been a bit more fierce” with the anti-mosquito repellent.“About a couple of hours before I flew out I got a rash,” he said.“And then for a week I wasn’t particularly well with joint pain and swelling and didn’t like the light… I just felt pretty rough actually.“It’s not a problem for me because I’ve finished my family.“It’s quite dangerous for people getting pregnant or men starting families.” Sara Martins and Kris Marshall in Death in ParadiseCredit:Mark Harrison/BBC A spokesman for Red Planet Pictures, the production company, said: “We take the safety of all of our cast and crew seriously and made all actors aware of the potential medical issues that may arise when filming in the Caribbean, including the risk of the Zika virus.“Information was provided on avoiding all mosquito born viruses and insect repellent was available on set at all times.“Despite these precautions, a small number of the team were unwell after having been bitten.” Tony Gardner as Michael in Lead BalloonCredit:Ellis O’Brien/BBC/Open Mikelast_img read more

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Honohan The governments budgetary policy makes sense

first_imgIRISH CENTRAL BANK Governor Patrick Honohan has said that the Irish government’s current budgetary policy “makes sense” and that austerity should not be confused with pragmatism.In an opinion piece in the Irish Times today Honohan writes that a “return to stable economic growth does require a disciplined and realistic approach to balancing the national books over a credible time horizon”.He said that consumer uncertainty about household disposable income has deterred spending and the sooner our fiscal adjustment is complete, the sooner this uncertainty will be removed.The central bank governor said that the “steady course charted by the Irish government since 2008 in sticking to their budgetary adjustment plans has been the key to resorting international lender credibility”. This allowed the adjustment to be accomplished more gradually in Ireland than in other countries in economic trouble, he added.Honohan asserted that Ireland has shown now that we have the ability to regain full autonomy and control over our public finance and the faster this is done, “the sooner we can get back to steady growth in employment and output”.Read: ‘Austerity hawks’ want to use Ireland as ‘economic experiment’ – Gilmore>Read: Ruairí Quinn: ‘The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion’>last_img read more

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Happy Thanksgiving USA Turks Caicos restaurants join in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 23, 2016 – It is Thanksgiving Day and a holiday in the United States today; and many of the restaurants will change their menus to mark the occasion with island panache, among them is Grace’s Cottage at Point Grace Resort – call and reserve your sumptuous spot.There is a holiday too for the Turks and Caicos, this Friday; it is recently instituted as the National Day of Thanksgiving.In the year of inception, 2014, Premier Rufus Ewing had said:  “As Christians it is essential that we recognize that as we journey through life, we must pause to give thanks for our existence and the goodness and mercies that have been bestowed upon us.” The holiday also means banks and most businesses will be closed until Monday.last_img read more

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Press Talk Buckle up Its Madore time

first_img“Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” — Bette Davis, “All About Eve”Welcome to the Board of Clark County Commissioners come January.It’s going to be one roller coaster of a ride. And it will be bumpy. Very bumpy.This will mostly happen because of the commission’s new addition: David Madore.Bumpy, I should add, is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s simply a thing. But it’s pretty much guaranteed to happen.Madore, you see, doesn’t feel like he was elected to maintain the status quo. Shake, rattle and roll will be his rallying cry.He is a hard-charging, successful conservative businessman who agrees that some government and regulation are necessary. But Madore also feels the pendulum has swung way too far in the wrong direction.And, oh, by the way, why wait until he takes office in January to try to right the ship? Madore is rocking the boat. Now.How can you tell?Well this week, county government funding for the Columbia River Economic Development Council came up for renewal, as it has periodically since the group’s inception in 1982.For years this has been no more than a process vote, with little or no attention paid to it.But this week — as a well-known sports commentator often says — “Not so fast, my friend.”Madore objected to the $200,000, two-year price tag. His objection mainly had to do with the organization’s views on the proposed new bridge, tolls for that bridge and light rail.last_img read more

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Outbuilding burns in east Vancouver neighborhood

first_imgAn outbuilding burned Saturday evening in the Fircrest neighborhood of Vancouver.The fire was reported at 7:48 p.m. as a barn or shop fire near 12301 N.E. 16th St,, according to emergency radio traffic.Crews from the Vancouver Fire Department told dispatchers that the structure was fully involved in flame when they arrived but that the fire was not threatening other structures.No further information was available Saturday.last_img

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Northshore Increases Production to Eight Issues Yearly

first_imgRMS purchased the Essex County, Massachusetts pub in 2005 from an independent self-publisher for what Sedler told FOLIO: in 2009 to be “an eighth of its total worth today”. Beginning as a quarterly controlled subscription magazine, Northshore was repositioned under a paid sub model. The magazine now has a circulation of 30,000, and is also available on newsstands.According to a prepared news statement, Northshore managed to hit its advertising, circulation and production target goals over the past three years. The magazine’s current issue, Best of the North Shore 2011, brought in the highest ad revenue in the publication’s history.Sedler says installing an internal sales progression tracking system helped greatly improve staff productivity, “We learned that our salespeople, who thought they put in a good day’s work, were actually only spending an hour or two on what really matters…: adding new accounts, contacting the clients via phone or email, making a presentation, getting verbal orders and executing signed contracts.” Other updates included integrating production and accounting into publication software, as well as integrating Northshore‘s CRM into the software. “This removed redundant data entry and insertion order creation,” says Sedler.The publisher also set up remote access for selling materials, installed emailed agreements with a digital signature option and “removed sales from the process of ad material collection and client design approvals entirely”. A welcome kit for advertisers was created, involvement in community events and trade shows was heightened and a newsstand consultant was hired to improve magazine visibility. Also aiding in the Northshore‘s growth is the publisher’s attitude. “Believe you can grow the business,” says Sedler. “Turn off the news about the economy.” Regional pub Northshore magazine announces a frequency increase, upping from six to eight issues annually. According to Rick Sedler, president of parent company RMS Media Group and publisher of the magazine, “We have been fortunate to have maintained a steady page-count increase for the last several years. Our growth is based largely on increased advertising sales revenues. This affords us the opportunity to create more features…Further, there has been demand for additional issues from both our readers and our advertisers.”last_img read more

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Ft Hunter Liggett Poised to Reach Net Zero

first_imgDesign work on a project to outfit dozens of building with solar panels and install a battery storage system at Fort Hunter Liggett is scheduled to begin shortly, putting the central California Army Reserve installation on a path to net zero energy use.The $22 million project, funded through the energy conservation investment program, includes 5 megawatts of photovoltaic power generation and a 3-megawatt-hour battery energy storage system. The 5-megawatt solar project will include about 500,000 square feet of roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays.Combined with a 2-megawatt array already operating and a 1-megawatt array under construction, the newest project will enable the 165,000-acre post to produce all the energy it consumes, Todd Dirmeyer, the installation’s energy manager, told the Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Public Affairs.Fort Hunter Liggett will be the first installation to achieve net zero through an ECIP-funded project, according to the Corps’ Karen Moore.Since last year, the installation has been running a 1-megawatt-hour batter storage system, according to Dirmeyer.“The battery storage is part of the net zero equation — right now we charge it during the day with any excess solar we have, and we discharge it at night to help meet our off-peak loads — but it’s also part of our energy security solution,” Dirmeyer said. “We are working parallel paths toward net zero and energy security.”“I would like for us to be a model for this country and the world to follow. I think energy — to include the direct effects such as climate change — is probably the number one issue we have on this planet right now,” he said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Verizons antirobocall service will be automatically enabled on Android phones

first_img Post a comment 0 The free version of Call Filter will block robocalls, sending them automatically to voicemail, and put a warning label on potential spam calls. Verizon said auto-enrollment will begin Tuesday for postpaid customers with eligible devices. Prepaid Android customers and iPhone users can enroll in the free service by downloading the Call Filter app. Verizon started offering a free version of its spam- and robocall-blocking tools to customers in March. The wireless carrier also offers a paid version called Call Filter Plus, which costs $2.99 a month per line. The paid service offers additional tools like the ability to identify unknown callers by name and a spam number lookup feature.The number of unwanted robocalls skyrocketed 46% from 2017 to 2018. A January report from Hiya, a caller ID service, said there were 26.3 billion robocalls made in the US in 2018. The number breaks down to an average of 10 monthly calls per person. The FCC has said frustration over robocalls is the No. 1 complaint it receives from consumers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of grievances filed with the agency every year. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Best Buy Tips to stop robocalls Apple iPhone XS Boost Mobile See It $999 See It Now playing: Watch this: See it Sprint 1:04 $999 See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR The free Call Filter service blocks robocalls and flags potential spam calls. Angela Lang/CNET Verizon on Tuesday said it’ll begin automatically enrolling eligible Android phones in its free Call Filter service. The company said it’s making the move after the Federal Communications Commission in June voted to give wireless carriers greater power to “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls. “We know our customers are sick and tired of the endless onslaught of robocalls,” Ronan Dunne, Verizon executive vice president, said in a release. “Our team is committed to developing and enhancing the tools that will help bring relief to our customers. This is another major step in that process.” Share your voice $999 Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Verizonlast_img read more

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Congress asks government to issue white paper on economy

first_imgNew Delhi: he Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP government over the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) transferring Rs 1.76 lakh crore in dividend and surplus reserves to the government and asked it to release a white paper within a week on the economy. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, Congress leader Anand Sharma said: “India is in a deep financial crisis. The economy is in shambles. All indicators of development are low. And India’s GDP is continuously falling.” Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Sharma said the last quarter of 2018-19 showed an increased gross domestic product (GDP) at 5.8 per cent. But the current financial year’s first quarter for which final figures would be out on August 30 was projected to be at 5.6 per cent, the “least” in seven years. Sharma, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said the index of industrial production was at 2 per cent and for manufacturing, at 1.2 per cent. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “The Indian Rupee has lost 4 per cent of its value and is currently Asia’s worst performing currency,” he said. He said that unemployment was at 8.2 per cent while in reality it was more than 20 per cent. “Any economist can verify that. Industries are in danger, be it automobile sector or others. People are not even getting loans and hence demand is low,” he said. Advertise With Us Slamming the government, Sharma said: “The government decided that RBI’s excess, known as Contingency Risk Buffer (CRB), be given to government. No central bank hands over its risk buffer to the government.” “But RBI, on the recommendation of (Bimal) Jalan committee, decided to hand over Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the government in one go,” the Congress leader said. He said Jalan had earlier said that the amount would be transferred to the government in instalments over a period of 4-5 years. Instead, it was given at one go. “This confirms India’s deep economic and financial crisis.” Sharma pointed out that the difference between the government budget and Economic Survey was Rs 1.7 lakh crores and they had taken Rs 1.76 lakh crore from the RBI. “The government made a wrong budget, it’s in loss. That’s why they snatched RBI’s money and pushed the country towards an economic emergency,” he said, adding that it all happened due to the mismanagement of economy. He asked the government to issue a white paper on the economy within a week. His remarks came day after the Central Board of the RBI accepted the Bimal Jalan panel recommendations and decided to transfer Rs 1.76 lakh crore in dividend and surplus reserves to the government.last_img read more

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Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler India Launch Delayed

first_imgItalian automobile giant Fiat has been considering the launch of its iconic jeep in India for a while. A latest report now suggests that the launch of Jeep brand in India will not happen any time soon, as the company thinks that India’s current auto market deceleration could affect the vehicle’s sales.The company had earlier planned to launch its Jeep in India by the end of 2013. When that did not happen, auto enthusiasts speculated that the Jeep would enter the Indian market India at the 2014 Auto Expo, which is scheduled to take place next month (February).Though the launch of  Jeep sport-utility vehicle in India has been delayed, the company has not dismissed its plans for the sub-continent auto market, said a Wall Street India report. According to the report, the company is currently waiting for the market to pick up from the economic slowdown. Jeep’s entry with the enthralling Cherokee and Wrangler in Indian automobile industry will challenge car brands like Audi, BMW, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz. “There were a number of changes in 2013 in terms of the economic conditions for launching new brands [in India],”Manley president and chief executive of Chrysler’s Jeep brand told Wall street India adding: “What I did was take another view of Jeep during the year and felt that 2013 wasn’t the right year with those changes to launch Jeep.”It looks like Fiat’s careful market approach is also a result of the company’s previously failed alliance in the country with Mahindra.last_img read more

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Fans Expected Game Seven For Astros

first_img Share The Astros seem to be in the forefront of many people’s mind in Houston. Kyle O’Leary says that’s good for the city. “Even if Harvey hadn’t hit it’s good for the city. I think it makes everybody feel better about Houston.” And from a baseball strategy perspective, O’Leary is confident that Game Six, despite the loss, sets up the Astros for victory tonight. “[The Dodgers] Threw a bunch of pitchers last night, and every time their bullpen has been shelled, it’s been after a back-to-back game.” O’Leary is right. In the three World Series games that followed a previous game without a day off for the players, the Astros have scored 14 runs in 15.1 innings against the vaunted LA bullpen.And while the Astro players say they’ll give it everything they’ve got tonight, there are still those fans that feel they have more to do with the outcome than the guys in uniform.Doug Brown says after watching last night’s loss, he won’t dare watch tonight. “If I watch it again, they’ll probably lose.”Dodger Stadium, the third oldest ballpark in Major League baseball, opened in 1962. Tonight will be the first time it has hosted a World Series Game Seven. First pitch is 7:20 PM. The Los Angeles Dodgers forced a Game Seven with a 3-1 victory over the Astros Tuesday night. So, one of the more exciting World Series in history will require seven games to crown a champion.“Seems like it was kinda destined to go seven anyway you know? Crazy as it’s been,” says Blake Benton, who watched Game Six and says he’ll be thinking about Game Seven all day. “It’s gonna be hard to concentrate, it was hard to concentrate yesterday.”Justin Verlander suffered the loss, his first as an Astro.Facing a seventh and final game, the Astros, like most fans are ready for a win tonight.last_img read more

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Why the Internet Needs the WayBack Machine the Site That Archives the

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The Wayback Machine, a service offered through Internet Archive, provides access to online history by preserving and offering access to websites from the past 20 years.“The Wayback Machine is used by hundreds of thousands of people every day, presenting snapshots, back in time, from more than 1.5 billion websites,” says Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine.The site was founded by Brewster Kahle, who also sold Alexa Internet to Amazon and is in the Internet Hall of Fame.To celebrate the birth of the world wide web, we caught up with Graham to talk about the Wayback Machine, how it benefits the public and some surprising facts about the service:Related: 4 Reasons to Be Excited by the ‘Internet of Things’1. How does Wayback Machine work?The Wayback Machine offers access to the billions of web pages collected through many partners and technologies. Even though it is a huge collection, it only takes hundreds of computers to serve thousands of requests per second. It is a testament to how far our computer technology has grown.2. What do we risk if something like this doesn’t exist?Without things like the Wayback Machine, we would deny future generations an ability to explore and learn from history that is increasingly digital. Oh, and for historians to try to piece together what that whole Pokemon (see: Go Pokébarbarians at the Gate) phenomenon was about.3. Why is this an important service to have? How does it benefit people?The average life expectancy of a web page is only 100 days before it is changed or deleted. The web is a record of our time, and without a record will lose history.4. How many staff members did you have when you started? How many do you have now?There are 150 employees of the Internet Archive, but there are now more than 1,000 librarians in 400 institutions shaping the holdings of the Wayback Machine by curating thousands of individual web collections through the archive-it.org service.5. What does this service tell us about how the internet has changed?People love to share and people love to learn, and people love cats. What is changing is how people are doing this. The web’s evolution, which now includes Youtube and Facebook, is making this easier and easier.6. What are the most striking changes in how we use the internet that you’ve noticed?That it is no longer a “nice to have” but so influential that governments block access to certain websites, or the whole internet, when they think they are threatened. The other obvious difference is that most people now access the internet via mobile devices, which are location aware by default, supporting a wide range of services that require that information.7. What are some surprising uses you’ve seen for your tool?On July 17, 2014, Igor (Strelkov) Girkin, a Ukrainian separatist leader, claimed responsibility online for the downing of what he thought was a Ukrainian military transport plane near the rebel held Ukrainian city of Donetsk. When reports that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, with 295 passengers, had been shot down in the same area, his post was removed. But not before it had been preserved several times by the Wayback Machine, where it is available today.And on May 1, 2003, the White House issued a statement that said “President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended.”  Later the word ‘Major’ was added to the title and on Oct. 1, 2003, it read “President Bush Announces Major Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended.” Later still it was removed from the live web altogether, but you can see preserved copies of it.Related: Your Internet Signal Is Going To Be Transmitted Through Light8. What are some facts about the Wayback Machine that most people don’t know?That the inventory of more than half a trillion web captures is not the result of a single continuous crawling process but rather millions of separate crawls, defined by thousands of people, over the years.That the home for the Wayback Machine is a former Church of Christian Scientists, which is now a digital library where the hymnal page numbers of the wall have been replaced with mathematically significant numbers. We have a new beta that allows people to search for a site with keywords: https://web-beta.archive.org.9. What’s ahead?We are trying to help build the internet into the Library of Alexandria version two by making all the published works permanently available to everyone that is curious enough to want access (all books, music, video, software and web pages). That is the opportunity of our generation, and one we are trying to help make real.  Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. August 4, 2016 4 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgThe book has garnered praise from the likes of Sir Ian Mckellen and George Takei, telling the story of a fisherman’s daughter, Ru, who inherits a treasure map and proceeds to go on a seafaring adventure.During her adventures she encounters Freya, a “courageous Captain” of another ship.According to the book’s Kickstarter page, the two lead characters set off to find out where the treasure map leads.The Maiden Voyage, whose target audience is set to be five to 10 year olds, is being produced by the creators of the groundbreaking LGBT story, Promised Land, a children’s tale of a farm boy and a prince who fall in love.Co-founders of the Promised Land Tales, Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris, speak candidly about the importance of LGBT+ representation in children’s books, saying: “Visibility in media is a powerful way to show our young people they belong; if we don’t see ourselves in stories, we don’t see ourselves in the world.”Harris and Reynolds are clear on their mission to offer more diversity in children’s stories: ″We believe everyone deserves to live happily ever after and so we set out to tell more stories to prove that in our universe ― where all are equal no matter their gender, who they love or what they look like.” New fantasy children’s book features a gay love story on the high seasA prince and farmer fall in love in charming gay animated storyMy sketchy experience emailing this anti-LGBTI authorPINK NEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A fundraiser has been set-up for a new fairytale book with an LGBT twist.The new book, Maiden Voyage, is currently fundraising through a Kickstarter campaign. Speaking to Huffington Post, Harris explained just how far positive LGBT+ representation for young people can go: “I believe that lack of visibility creates the kind of ‘otherness’ we often experience as LGBTQ+ people.“If we can be heroes in stories, we’re seen more positively in the real world.”Harris continues: “After it was reported the man responsible for the Pulse massacre had said the image of two men kissing disgusted him so much that it had motivated the attack, our book ends with that image.“We felt it was important that the lives that we lost could be forever remembered with a message of love and hope.”Reynolds and Harris also emphasise their desire to avoid “damsel in distress” tropes often found in fairytale stories, and also seek to represent people of colour and images of women in positions of strength and power.“Girls should grow up knowing they can be a powerful queen, a brave sea captain or anything else they set their minds to,” they said.The Promised Land team use elements of classic fairytale stories of love and friendship, but open up their stories to more inclusive and diverse characters, thus making their stories more accessible to LGBT+ children and young teens.The Maiden Voyage is set to be released June 2018. You can check out the book’s Kickstarter page here.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Officers injured during cocaine arrests

first_imgA man who was trying to escape police injured two officers while speeding off in his car in Limassol on Tuesday night.At 7.30pm members of the drug squad discovered a package containing 300 grammes of cocaine on the pavement in an area of Limassol waiting to be picked up.They surveilled the area and 45 minutes later saw a car with two people approaching.The co-driver, a 43-year-old resident of Limassol, got out and was arrested as he picked up the package.The driver, 41, started the car and drove off, injuring two officers in the process. He managed to flee in an unknown direction.The officers were taken to Limassol general hospital where they were diagnosed with various bruises and discharged.  Police have issued a warrant for the driver.You May LikeNewsDShe Came Downstairs To Have Breakfast And Finds A Fox Napping On Her MicrowaveNewsDUndoThe-best-life.xyz7 Greatest Natural Wonders In The WorldThe-best-life.xyzUndoMedical AlertsMedical Alerts Covered By Medicare You May Not Know AboutMedical AlertsUndo Famagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoFilms and food at RialtoUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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