Less than 100 days are left for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to kick off and Team India are all pumped up to make an impression at the first-ever FIFA tournament to be hosted by India.Head Coach Luis Norton de Matos is gearing up for the final push to the team before their opener against USA on October 6 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. For the same, de Matos is taking the Indian colts for another exposure trip, this time to South America for matches against Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Colombia are also drawn in Group A of the U-17 World Cup along with India.”The next coming months will be tough because the players will have to concentrate hard but as a team, we cannot be more confident going into the first game, because I believe we can make an impression,” coach de Matos said about the Indian colts.De Matos is well aware that India are in a tough group, consisting of USA, Colombia and Ghana, but he feels that the boys have a winning mentality and will give their best.”Our possibilities are small but we have a winning mentality. We have the winning spirit in us and will give our cent percent even if we have less chance of winning the match,” Matos added.De Matos mentioned that after the draw, U-17 players Sanjeev Stalin and Dheeraj Singh told him that they can win against these teams.”My goal is to show the world that the Indian team can play at par with the best of the world,” De Matos said.advertisementDe Matos had earlier taken the India U-17 World Cup team for an exposure trip to Europe where the boys faced big teams like Serbia, Macedonia, Benfica SL and other clubs and countries.De Matos said that the exposure trip has shown that the Indian players can play at par with the European players and develop good technique.”We have progressed a lot as a team in the last few months. We have produced good football but it does not matter when there are no points for your performances. However, we showed in Europe that Indian players are at par with European Players.”Indian Players can play like Portuguese players with holding the ball, keeping the ball and playing with the ball. And India has the potential to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in the next coming years.”We have spent hours on developing the passing technique and playing in close quarters and in the next few months we will be doing further good things,” De Matos said.Coach de Matos said the Indian colts will also be playing International Friendlies against Mali, Australia, and other Countries ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup as part of the preparations and mentioned that he’s trying to develop an intelligent set of players.”We have created exercises for the players in a technical sense because when you put complexity in your exercises the players are obliged to think and the most important thing on the field is to concentrate on the ball and think,” de Matos said.”It is fascinating how quickly they can play different styles of football but at the same time they need to be intelligent on the field.”De Matos quipped that the strength of this India U-17 World Cup team would be the hard work they put and their match against Benfica was a classic example of that where they came back from a 0-2 deficit to draw the game 2-2.”The forte of my team is their hard work. The boys give their cent percent all the time and are very very concentrated on the job.”
Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Editors’ Recommendations The Great American Beer Festival attracts thousands of beer lovers to Denver each year and, while it has its drawbacks, it’s a great place to see what’s hot in the industry.This year’s festival, October 5-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, has seen some criticism based on its awards — how does a 5.8 percent ABV beer win session beer? — as well as regional bias and scale. It was impossible to try all 7,200 beers from more than 800 breweries at the three-day, four-session festival (especially when only attending two sessions), but these were our favorites.Pilsner by pFriemPilsners are certainly a growing trend in the craft community because drinkers don’t always need big, boozy adjunct stouts or IPAs loaded with hops. Oregon-based pFriem’s pils has rightly won plenty of awards in the category. The slightly flowery, grassy, sweet beer is an absolute stunner for such a simple brew.Everything from Speciation Artisan AlesThis Michigan-based brewery is less than a year old — making this list as a hometown favorite of this writer — but owner Mitch Ermatinger was playing host to long lines all weekend. The golden ale, Incipient, was aged in tequila barrels with blood orange, pink guava, lime, and salt. The tequila taste was subdued and the beer was a beautiful meld of all those flavors in a slightly sour ale.This year’s festival was proof that the sour beer trend is not going anywhere and breweries like Speciation, which is open for sales just once a month, are a viable business model. Speciation’s other sour beers, like the Tart Cherry Incipient, are going to bless the scene for some time.Critical Band by Modern TimesCritical Band from San Diego’s Modern Times is an incredibly fruity and deliciously smooth IPA. The beer wasn’t overtly anything, aside from a tasty, crisp, tropical brew without any harsh bite. Perhaps it was the timing of the taste, or simply because it was fantastic, but it was our favorite IPA at the festival.Las Vegas WinnersThis writer recently made a move to Las Vegas, but while in Denver, an effort was made to try beers from multiple Sin City breweries in one day. During the awards ceremony, two of those beers were called. The Big Dog’s Brewing Co. Tripel Dog Dare won gold in the Belgian tripel category and Joseph James Brewing Co. won gold in chocolate beer for Imperial Smoked Porter with cacao nibs.Tweak by Avery Brewing Co.Avery, located in Boulder, Colorado, attracted fairly large crowds with all their special tappings, including the Rumpkin, a pumpkin ale aged in rum barrels, and the standout Tweak, an espresso bean-soaked, bourbon barrel-aged stout. Overall, stouts were on display at many of the legacy breweries (and smaller ones too), evidence that the movement which helped build craft beer is here to stay. If anything, the adjunct stout longevity simply shows the versatility and depth beer can offer consumers. 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts
Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan has completed a journey of 31 years in Bollywood and has expressed his gratitude towards the Indian film industry and his fans. Salman, who made his acting debut in 1988 with the film Biwi Ho Toh Aisi, recently treated his fans with an unseen childhood photograph of him on Twitter. He captioned the image: “A big thank you to the Indian film industry and to everyone who has been a part of this 31 year journey, specially all my fans and well wishers who have made this amazing journey possible.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe actor, who is the son of veteran screenwriter Salim Khan and Salma Khan, was later seen in films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Sanam Bewafa, Saajan, Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Karan Arjun, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Tere Naam and Hum Saath-Saath Hain. During his 31 year journey, Salman featured in various genres of films such as comedy entertainers Biwi No. 1, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Ready and No Entry. Later in 2000, he was seen in high octane action films such as Dabangg, Wanted, Ek Tha Tiger, Kick and Tiger Zinda Hai. The 53-year-old star also dabbled in sports-centric films like Sultan and movies with high emotional content like Bajrangi Bhaijaan. In addition to his acting career, Salman is a film producer, a television presenter and promotes humanitarian causes through his charity, Being Human Foundation.
Beijing: China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained for months on national security grounds, a Canadian newspaper reported on Thursday, in a case that has inflamed tensions between Ottawa and Beijing. A Canadian government source told The Globe and Mail that neither Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, nor Michael Spavor, a China-based businessman who organised trips to North Korea, have been formally charged. “Canada strongly condemns their arbitrary arrest as we condemned their arbitrary detention on December 10,” the Canadian foreign ministry said in a statement to the newspaper. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThough no link has been officially made, the detention of Spavor and Kovrig is thought to be in retaliation for Canada’s December 1 detention on a US extradition request for Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei who is accused of violating Iran sanctions. The men were first accused of activities that “endanger China’s security” — a phrase often used by Beijing when alleging espionage. China later announced it suspected Kovrig of spying and stealing state secrets and alleged that Spavor had provided him with intelligence. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsTwo other Canadians convicted of drug trafficking, meanwhile, have been sentenced to death. And Beijing recently blocked Canadian shipments of canola and pork worth billions of dollars. Meng — who is currently fighting extradition to the US — is allowed to live in her Vancouver mansion, although her mobility is limited. Meanwhile, a group of Canadian parliamentarians had earlier complained to Chinese officials that Kovrig and Spavor have been denied access to lawyers, and remain in “completely unacceptable” detention conditions.
TORONTO — Four months after acquiring Jean Machine, the new owner of the denim retailer says it plans on “cleaning up” the look of its stores as part of an effort to woo back customers.Gerry Bachynski, president and CEO of Comark Services Inc., says renovations will begin this fall at some locations that will include new light fixtures and repainting, all in the hopes of reinvigorating a company that has been around for 41 years — a lifetime in Canadian retail.“Customers are going to see something that is different,” he said. “My personal affinity is let the merchandise do the talking, open up the storefront, light, bright.”Bachynski says over the past few years, customers have cast aside jeans in favour of more comfortable leggings and yoga pants. But he thinks denim is poised for a comeback.“In the last year, year and a half, we’ve seen a resurgence in denim sales,” Bachynski said, declining to provide specific sales figures for Jean Machine.“Denim stands out because everybody relates to having jeans, wearing jeans and wanting to wear jeans.”Founded in 1976, Jean Machine has 30 stores in Ontario. Comark’s parent company, Vancouver-based Stern Partners Inc., acquired Jean Machine in March for an undisclosed amount after it ended up in bankruptcy protection following years of dwindling sales.Bachynski, whose firm also oversees a number of other companies including denim retailer Bootlegger, says shoppers gave up on jeans for casual athletic options popularized by brands like Lululemon and the Gap.In response, jeans manufacturers have started producing more relaxed, comfortable, stretch-fit denim, he said.It may be working.According to market research firm Euromonitor, Canadian shoppers returned to denim in 2016, as the trend towards yoga pants, leggings and track suits began to show signs of decline.Last year, sales of super premium jeans for brands such as Rock & Republic and 7 for All Mankind increased by 4.3 per cent to $173.4 million after years of little or no growth, while in the U.S. they fell by eight per cent, Euromonitor said. The rise was attributed to an influx of retailers in Canada such as Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as a weak loonie.Earlier this month, True Religion, cited by Euromonitor as another example of a super premium jean brand, filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and announced it was closing 27 stores following years of lagging sales. The brand sold jeans known for its trademark horseshoes emblazoned on the back pockets that could run upwards of $500 for a pair.Retail expert Farla Efros says the main reason for the discrepancies in consumer appetite for denim in the two countries is that the U.S. market is oversaturated.In the case of True Religion, the brand is not only sold in department stores like they are in Canada, but also in stand-alone locations under their own banner.“They were cannibalizing their stores, and we just don’t have that here in Canada,” said Efros, president of HRC Retail Advisory.She also noted that in terms of retail trends, Canada is often considered three years behind what happens in the U.S., meaning that such a downturn still has time to hit here.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.
Africa will need $18 billion more aid by next year, African governments must intensify economic and social reform, and international partners need to honour their financial commitments to see progress in the region, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.For Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to halve poverty and reduce other socio-economic ills by 2015, Mr. Annan estimates that the region will need an additional $18 billion in official development assistance (ODA) by 2006, almost double the actual ODA flow of $19 billion for a total of $37 billion. That amount is estimated to increase to $84 billion or $65 million more than the $20 billion estimated ODA flow, by the year 2015.The report also calls on African nations and donors to do their part. “African countries need to renew their commitment to economic and social reform through sound macroeconomic management as well as a focused emphasis,” he says in a report to the General Assembly on the progress of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).International donors who have promised their help must also make more effort, he says. “Making pledges of support is one thing, and delivering the pledged support in an effective and timely manner is quite another.”Delayed redemption can hinder the pace of implementation, distort priorities of partner countries and lead to loss of faith in international support, he adds.”International support must yield results-based action that unleashes Africa’s economic and human potential,” he says and as such should make “quick financial outlays and in significant amounts” in the areas of “infrastructure, agriculture, health, education, water and sanitation.”The Secretary-General also calls for international debt holders to broaden their debt-relief to cover all lower-income and middle-income African countries, and to provide short-term aid to make up for the trade loss (“Aid for Trade”) in Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status.In addition to identifying areas of need, the report covers accomplishments in the region by governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies.One of the most important developments he says was an articulation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which established regional economic communities and member countries as the primary implementers in agricultural policy.
by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Aug 5, 2014 12:42 am MDT Toyota’s profit up nearly 5 per cent on sales growth, forecasts fewer vehicle sales for year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 5 per cent jump in quarterly profit Tuesday, outpacing expectations as vehicle sales grew in North America and Europe, offsetting a drop in Japan.The Japanese maker of the Prius hybrid, Camry sedan and Lexus luxury model said April-June profit totalled a record 587.77 billion yen ($5.7 billion). Quarterly sales rose 2 per cent to 6.39 trillion yen ($62.3 billion).Both were better than projections by analysts surveyed by FactSet, who had expected a 1 per cent increase in quarterly sales and a 12 per cent drop in profit compared with a year earlier.Toyota Managing Officer Takuo Sasaki credited cost reduction efforts and a weak yen, which helps Japanese exporters such as Toyota, for the positive results.But Toyota lowered its vehicle sales forecast for 2014, saying it now expects to sell 110,000 fewer vehicles worldwide than the plan announced in January. Even then, it will still reach the 10 million vehicle industry milestone at 10.22 million vehicles, up 2 per cent from 2013.For the first half of the year, Toyota remained the world’s top-selling automaker, although Volkswagen AG of Germany beat U.S. manufacturer General Motors Co. to become No. 2 in global vehicle sales.Toyota’s results outshone General Motors, which last month reported a $190 million profit for the April-June quarter after incurring $1.5 billion in recall expenses. The U.S. automaker is grappling with the cost of repairing nearly 30 million cars and setting aside compensation for crash victims.For the latest quarter, Toyota’s vehicle sales dipped in Japan, where sales got artificially inflated ahead of an April 1 tax hike as buyers sought to avoid the higher tax.Vehicles sales also dropped in the rest of Asia, but it gained in North America, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa.Demand was strong in the key U.S. market for the RAV4 sport-utility vehicle and the Corolla subcompact. The Corolla was also a hit in Europe, according to Toyota.Despite the relatively pessimistic projections, Scott Kuensell, portfolio manager at U.S. investment company Brandywine Global, was excited about Toyota, calling its stock “ridiculously cheap.”Kuensell said Toyota has plenty of cash and boasts a green reputation with a stake in electric carmaker Tesla Motors.Toyota shares finished flat on the Tokyo Stock Exchange at 6,042 yen ($59), shortly before earnings were announced.Toyota stuck to its financial forecasts for the fiscal year through March 2015 at a profit of 1.78 trillion yen ($17.4 billion), down 2 per cent year-on-year, on 25.7 trillion yen ($251 billion) sales, unchanged from the previous year.The weak yen was a perk for other Japanese automakers as well, including Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co., which have both reported solid results.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyama
Organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the training – which will include a simulated on-site inspection of an oil storage facility – will bring together inspectors from Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with the aim of supporting them in effectively designing and running inspections of hazardous industrial sites. “Inspections play a crucial role for the prevention of industrial accidents,” UNECE said in a news release marking the beginning of the training session, which ends on 24 October. “Organizing routine inspections will help operators of industrial installations to detect and remedy actual or potential deficiencies and will help the authorities to check the operator’s compliance with the legislation,” UNECE added. During the exercise, the inspectors will plan, design and run a simulated inspection of the oil facility. In addition, they will have the possibility to go through the procedures for evaluating inspections and preparing the relevant reports once the initial session is over. This week’s training session is the third phase of an ongoing UNECE programme focussing on safety reports and on-site inspections in the Balkans as well as the transboundary effects of industrial accidents. The preceding phases – held in 2010 and 2011 – have already produced numerous positive outcomes including the development of a checklist system for safety reports and, in Serbia and Croatia in particular, the adoption of the relevant legislation. Set up in 1947, UNECE is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. Its major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration through measures such as the facilitation of greater economic integration and cooperation among its member countries, and the promotion of sustainable development and economic prosperity.
. “The world keeps changing,” he told the 72nd annual general debate, citing last December’s Assembly resolution on the ‘promotion of a democratic and equitable international order,’ which deemed unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of sovereign States, which the US under former President Barak Obama voted against. “It is gratifying to note, as the US President Donald Trump unequivocally stated from this podium Tuesday, that it is important to comply with the principles of sovereignty in the international affairs; it is necessary to ensure leadership by example and not impose one’s will on other nations,” he said.“I believe that anyone can sign under these words, especially, if the US foreign policy is conducted precisely on this basis. Sovereignty, refraining from interference into internal affairs, equality of people and mutual respect – Russia has always adhered to these principles and will continue to uphold them,” Mr. Lavrov underscored. He lamented that Russia’s Western partners have not reciprocated Moscow’s good-faith efforts to eliminate the legacy of the Cold War, and have instead chosen “the path of reckless eastward NATO expansion and provoking instability in the post-Soviet space and encouraging anti-Russian sentiments. This policy is precisely the root cause of the protracted conflict in South-Eastern Ukraine,” he added. Turning to the crisis over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear programme, Mr. Lavrov said Russia resolutely condemns “the nuclear missile adventures of Pyongyang in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.“However, the build-up of military hysteria is not only a dead-end but also deadly,” he stated. “It goes without saying that all UN Security Council resolutions must be implemented. But all of them, along with sanctions, contain provisions on the need to resume talks.” Full statement available here
…leaves passengers stranded, miners, operators in a quandaryScores of persons were reportedly stranded, while miners and airline operators were left at their wits’ end to determine their way forward with their allocation of critical supplies, cargo and passengers after the Eteringbang Airstrip located in Cuyuni/Mazaruni Region 7 was abruptly closed for 3 months to facilitate repairs.Inews was reliably informed that the Eteringbang Airstrip Aerodrome was closed yesterday at 20:00 hrs and airplane operators and other personnel were only informed by the Aeronautical Information Services (AIF) of the scheduled closure at 17:00hrs on the same day.This publication was told that all the parties affected such as the miners, operators and passengers who were scheduled to fly out are furious and questioning the need for the closure of such a ‘vital’ Airstrip.A source informed Inews that other Aerodromes in places such Paramakatoi, Kopinang, Kato (Region 8) and Annai (in Region 9) are also undergoing repairs but none of them have been closed, the only difference was that pilots were instructed to “operate with extreme caution due to work in progress.”The mining community has dubbed the closure ‘terrible’ citing the Eteringbang Airstrip as an integral transit base to supply fuel and food supplies. They also lashed out at the very short notice given by the AIF, positing that with a ‘whopping’ 3 months closure the least the Authorities could have done was inform them earlier so that they could have stocked up on supplies.The airline operators also shared similar sentiments that were they informed earlier they could have put mechanisms in place as it pertains to their passengers.They also noted that the closure of the Aerodrome for such a long period would prove deleterious to their businesses as they say that the Eteringbang airstrip is one of the most used runways in Guyana.The “disappointed” operators and miners are saying that there is no need to close off the runway. They are suggesting that a compromise be made where planes could transit at least once a week or if it is feasible allow for pilots to use the runway but do so “with extreme caution.”In the 2016 budget, over $1B was budgeted to upgrade the Hinterland airstrips. Eteringbang and Kurupung, Region 7; Paramakatoi, Kato, Kopinang, Monkey Mountain, and Mahdia in Region 8, and Annai, Region 9 were some of the hinterland airstrips slated for rehabilitation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$170M rehab for 3 hinterland airstripsJanuary 9, 2017In “latest news”$185 M spent in 2014 to improve hinterland airstripsJanuary 11, 2015In “Business”Another plane crashes in the interior, authorities investigatingAugust 8, 2017In “latest news”
At Bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany’s TML Technik will be showing off one of its mining machines, the UNIDACHS 740 Scaler. It says the machine has a high specification mining package which is a special design for mining & tunnelling applications. The UNIDACHS’ 360° rotary, telescopic boom “offers a high range of flexibility as well as a long reach while the height of the machine is relatively low, allowing quite large sections to be profiled in a very safe manner.”The mining package adapts the UNIDACHS 740 “Scaler” to the extreme conditions underground: In addition to the unique kinematics of the telescopic boom, the package offers comprehensive protection for the machine operators. The operators cabin has a Falling Objects Protection System (FOPS) installed on the roof and on the front screen which is made of armoured safety glass; the cabin is also tiltable so that the operator has an optimal upward view. The machine itself is also protected for the typical underground mining and tunnelling environment: ie TML has hidden the hydraulic hoses away in a guide system inside the telescopic boom. This ensures that the hoses are protected against any damage, in the case that loose rocks or debris falls onto the boom while working. This measure not only increases the availability of the machine, it also reduces the risk of hydraulic oil leakages to almost zero. A robust steel housing closes off the inside of the machine to prevent the ingress of any foreign objects.In addition there are particularly high-intensity xenon working lights, bumper protection rails for the superstructure, armoured glass in the front area of the cabin roof, protective covers for the boom guide rollers, deflector plates in the front area of the main boom, dirt deflectors brushes between the main and telescopic booms, as well as a camera system that allows you to see to the rear and to the side areas. Volker Bongardt, International Sales Manager at TML Technik GmbH, knows the rough conditions under which his machines have to work: “Our design is very cost-conscious, but there are two aspects where no costs are spared: the safety of the operators and the availability of our machine. All structures of the machine are made of steel and not of plastic.”In mining and tunnelling, the UNIDACHS 740 Scaler is suitable, among other things, for scaling with a breaker, a ripper or a rotary drum cutter, as well as different types of buckets for clearing of debris, profiling of tunnel sections, or breaking through cross galleries. In addition, it can be used as a carrier machine for drilling rigs, or setting tools for bows and anchors. TML Technik is also it says setting a new benchmark with the combination of a 360-degree rotating boom with swash-spray nozzles for concrete.TML supplies the machines with either diesel with 180 kW or with an electro motor drive with 132 kW which amongst other things reduces the demands for ventilation. The 360° rotary telescopic boom covers a working angle range of +33° and -74°. With a telescopic stroke of 4,000 mm and a 2.5 m long attachment a total reach of up to 14 m is possible. The Scaler achieves a boom rotation torque of 32 kNm and telescopic push and pull forces of 150 kN.
Here’s a man, “fighting like a girl”. The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York Source: Always/YouTubevia Business Insider 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change But what do girls think of themselves and other girls?Here’s one reaction when a young girl was asked to “run like a girl”.She’s not holding back for any negative stereotype.Nor is this girl, who is fighting like a girl.The ad ends with a message that all girls should keep running like girls, hitting like girls, throwing like girls and fighting like girls.“Keep doing it ’cause it’s working. If somebody else says that running like a girl, or kicking like a girl, or shooting like a girl is something that you shouldn’t be doing, that’s their problem. Because if you’re still scoring, and you’re still getting to the ball on time, and you’re still being first, you’re doing it right. It doesn’t matter what they say.I mean, yes, I kick like a girl, and I swim like a girl, and I walk like a girl, and I wake up in the morning like a girl because I am a girl. And that is not something that I should be ashamed of, so I’m going to do it, anyway. That’s what they should do.”Here’s the full video. WHAT DO YOU think of when somebody says that you run like a girl? Or throw like a girl?It has negative connotations, right?But why?When did it become a slur? Why is it still one?Those are the questions that Proctor and Gamble are asking in its latest ad for its Always products.Yes, it’s an American commercial so the company have produced it to sell its brand. But, we have to admit, they’ve done it well.A studio was set up and a group of adults and teens were asked to act out what it means to do something “like a girl”.This is one young woman, “running like a girl”.
Photo caption: Church Service Celebrating Older Persons at Christ the King Church, October 23, 2017.(BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – Elderly persons from communities throughout New Providence were celebrated at a special church service and luncheon organized by the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development along with stakeholders in commemoration of the United Nations 27th International Day of Older Persons and Older Persons Month 2017.The seniors, who ranged in ages from 65 to 90 and represented urban communities and senior citizen centres, filled Christ The King Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park, to capacity as they jubilantly worshiped and praised in songs, prayers and scripture readings on Monday, October 23rd, 2017.The theme for Older Persons Month is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” Music was provided by the Urban Renewal Combined Senior Choir and the Department of Social Services Choir. Archdeacon James Palacious, Rector of Christ the King Church, also rendered a solo. Acting Director Lillian Quant-Forbes, represented the Hon. Lanesha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development.Archdeacon Palacious, in his sermon, appealed to the seniors to positively influence the young people in their families and in the community, teaching them values of integrity, honesty, good manners, respect for elders and cleanliness. He urged the elderly to let go of regrets and ‘hurts in their hearts’ including unforgiveness, bitterness and envy and encouraged them to nourish their bodies through exercise, eating right and positive thinking.The service was followed by a luncheon in Christ the King’s Parish Centre sponsored by the Department of Social Services Senior Citizens Division, and the Urban Renewal Unit.By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS) Related Items:
Tacoma — For 11 years, Cory E. Roberts was housed at the state’s center for sexually violent predators and for 11 years he stalled efforts to have him committed there.Last month, he won the argument and on Monday was released into Tacoma after two experts decided he did not meet the criteria for being committed at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.“What stunned me about this particular defendant’s release was not only his horrific history, but his unwillingness to pursue treatment while at McNeil Island,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.The 37-year-old’s convictions include sexually and physically assaulting a 3-year-old girl in 1990 when he was 13 and living in Benton County. Roberts had responded to a baby-sitting ad and was supposed to be caring for the toddler.The child suffered permanent brain damage and paralysis as well as blindness in one eye and loss of sight in the other, her mother, Kelly McGinnis, told KIRO-TV.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman who has taken more than 40 foster children into her Northwest Miami-Dade home had some help repairing it, Saturday.Volunteers and local businesses joined in with the Miami-Dade Police Department to paint, landscape and make repairs to 70-year-old Rosaline Jones’s home as part of the department’s third Home Beautification Project.Jones has taken in more than 40 foster children since 1995 and adopted three children in 2013.Miami-Dade PD Major Ricky Carter said it’s all about giving back to the community they serve.“She is so happy,” Carter said. “She is so touched. She feels blessed, but actually, the blessing is ours because we get to come out here and help because it’s really important for the Miami-Dade Police Department to improve the public perception of law enforcement, and we do these types of projects all the time.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Southwest says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, but it is telling passengers to get to the airport early because there could be long lines.The airline has already canceled more than 220 flights on Thursday.Several of the airline’s technology systems were affected by an outage that started Wednesday afternoon, causing the cancellation of nearly 700 flights and delays for hundreds more.Southwest’s website crashed, and the airline briefly held up all departing flights on Wednesday.Southwest says in a statement that most systems are back online. Share
It’s shaping up to be a big week for everyone’s favorite sling-shooting fowl. Earlier today we took note of the fact that Angry Birds is set to hit the PlayStation Network. Now it seems that the wildly popular mobile gaming phenomenon will also be making its way onto laptops everywhere, courtesy of Intel’s AppUp store. Rovio created an exclusive version of the game, which is available through the Intel store and AppUp storefronts from Best Buy, Best Buy Canada, Future Shop, Dixons, Asus, Croma, HSN, NewEgg, TigerDirect, and more. The app store runs on Windows XP and 7. The PC version of the game is quite a bit pricier than its mobile counterpart, running $9.99 — though AppUp is offering a limited time discount of $4.99. Probably best to get on that, ASAP, considering all of the paid work you’re likely to miss playing the thing.
Adobe’s New AI Tool Can Identify Photoshopped FacesDeepfake Tool Makes It Easy to Put Words Into Someone’s Mouth Stay on target Deepfake revenge pornography is now a crime in Virginia.An updated mandate, which took effect Monday, broadens an existing law that states anyone who shares or sells explicit images or videos to “coerce, harass, or intimidate” is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.And therefore is subject to up to a year in jail and a fine of no more than $2,500.AdChoices广告Revenge porn dates back to the 1980s, when Hustler magazine published nude photos of women, often without their permission. But it gained international attention in 2010 when Hunter Moore launched the user-submitted pornography site IsAnyoneUp.In early 2015, Reddit banned the posting of sexually explicit content without consent, and Twitter followed suit a month later. Search giants Google and Microsoft later announced they would remove links to revenge porn on request.In this high-tech day and age, though, you don’t need previously recorded content to wreak havoc.Deepfakes—a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence—makes it easy to plant anyone’s face onto anyone else’s body, making them say and do whatever you want.“The non-consensual dissemination of intimate photos or videos is not just humiliating for victims, but it can also carry significant emotional, psychological, and even financial repercussions,” according to Virginia Democrat Marcus Simon, who introduced HB 2678 to protect victims of deepfakes.Laws preventing revenge porn already exist in 41 states and Washington, D.C.But Simon’s bill—which adds language addressing “a falsely created videographic or still image”—is “one of the first of its kind in the country,” NBC12 reported.“Deepfakes are yet another malicious tool used to harass and terrorize individuals, who are most often women,” the delegate said.The Virginia General Assembly passed the updated bill in March, when it was also signed by Gov. Ralph Northam.More on Geek.com:Pornhub, Twitter Crack Down on AI-Generated EroticaDeepfake Tool Makes It Easy to Put Words Into Someone’s MouthNo, Wonder Woman Did Not Star in a Porno: AI Creates Fake Celeb Erotica