Icelandic designer takes top prize in UN antipoverty ad contest

A graphic designer from Iceland is the winner of a United Nations advertising contest to boost awareness in Europe of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight globally agreed anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, it was announced today.Stefán Einarsson, 44, will be bestowed the top award for the UN Ads Against Poverty Competition by Queen Sofia of Spain in Madrid on 10 September and he will receive €5,000.“I am, of course, delighted that I have won and I sincerely hope that this ad will remind our leaders that they have to keep their promises and achieve the Millennium Development Goals,” he said.The competition, which kicked off in May, invited all citizens of 48 European countries to submit one-page print entries in the form of drawings, designs, cartoons, photographs or slogans. More than 2,000 entries from 34 countries were submitted for consideration.Mr. Einarsson’s winning entry was selected by popular vote as well as by a jury of prominent European advertising and marking experts, artists, designers, UN communications officials.“The level of participation and the quality of the Ads Against Poverty by the European creative community, professionals and amateurs alike, was beyond our wildest expectations,” said Afsané Bassir-Pour, Director of the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels (UNRIC), which launched the web-based campaign.She noted that most participants were hoping to send a message ahead of a meeting of world leaders in September in New York to continue pushing for progress on the MDGs. 25 August 2010A graphic designer from Iceland is the winner of a United Nations advertising contest to boost awareness in Europe of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight globally agreed anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, it was announced today. read more

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Kushner president says settlement rejected in Maryland probe

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The president of a real estate company once run by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law says it has rejected a settlement from Maryland’s attorney general in a long-running investigation into the treatment of tenants.Laurent Morali, president of the Kushner Cos., said in a statement Wednesday the company refused “to be extorted” after more than two years of investigation concerning apartments the company owns in Maryland.Morali says the attorney general “insists on an exorbitant and unprecedented penalty amount.”Jared Kushner, a senior advisor to Trump, stepped down as CEO of the family business before joining the White House, but still has an ownership stake in the subsidiary responsible for the apartments, Westminster Properties.A spokeswoman for Attorney General Brian Frosh says she can neither confirm nor deny an investigation.Brian Witte, The Associated Press read more

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WHO network identifies two different viruses as possible culprits in respiratory disease

“Eleven laboratories in nine countries have already found two very strong contenders, two viruses which are consistently isolated from many patients from very many different countries,” WHO virologist Klaus Stöhr told a press briefing in Geneva, referring to the collaborative network set up by the UN health agency to track the disease. “The research is ongoing. It is not normal that one disease is caused by two viruses.”WHO officials said either one of the viruses, a paramyxo and a corona virus, could solely cause the disease or these two pathogens could have come together to cause the severe outbreak. It is possible both are common viruses, that are simultaneously present but not related in any way, they added.”The reason why we believe that both pathogens should be given equal attention is that there is consistent finding of both pathogens in individual patients or either of the pathogens in other patients,” Mr. Stöhr said, adding that this dual presence complicated the picture from the point of disease control.Joining Mr. Stöhr at the press briefing was WHO Executive Director of Communicable Diseases, David Heymann, who reiterated that until there are indications to the contrary, “travel is not to be interrupted throughout the world at this point.” All available evidence indicates that the disease has so far been contracted through close contact such as with a family member or a hospital worker, he added. WHO has reported 456 cases in 14 countries, resulting in 17 deaths. The agency said it remains concerned about Hong Kong and China where there is less information about containment activities and their success rate. read more

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Big Ten announces basketball conference slate

Feb. 18 or 19Nebraska Jan. 1@ Illinois Jan. 22Northwestern Jan. 28@ Iowa Feb. 11@ Maryland Jan. 25Minnesota Jan. 18@ Nebraska Jan. 31Maryland Feb. 23Wisconsin Jan. 8@ Minnesota Jan. 5Purdue Jan. 15Michigan State Feb. 8Rutgers Feb. 4@ Michigan March 4Indiana OSU sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) stares down former Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine during a game on Feb. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn May, the nonconference schedule for Ohio State was released featuring matchups with UCLA, Providence, Connecticut and Virginia. On Thursday afternoon, the Big Ten Conference announced the 2016-17 conference schedule for all 14 teams.The 18-game Big Ten slate features a home-and-home series with Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.The Buckeyes will only play on the road against Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Penn State. OSU will play Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue and Rutgers once in 2016-17 at home.Last season the Scarlet and Gray finished seventh in the Big Ten and missed the NCAA tournament for just the first time in coach Thad Matta’s 12 years with the program. The Buckeyes were 4-5 on the road in conference in 2015-16 lacking a signature road win to boost their NCAA tournament resume.Two games against conference favorites Michigan State on Jan. 15 and Feb. 14, and Wisconsin on Jan. 12 and Feb. 23, serve as the greatest opportunity for the Buckeyes to impress the selection committee approaching March.OSU opens the season at Navy at 9 p.m. on Nov. 11. Its Big Ten opener comes on the road at Illinois. Jan. 12@ Wisconsin Feb. 28@ Penn State Feb. 14@ Michigan State read more

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Mens soccer defeats conference champion Hoosiers earns No 2 seed in Big

In a game that meant less to the standings and more to its pride on senior day, the Ohio State men’s soccer team (10-5-2, 4-2-0) took down the Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers (9-6-2, 4-1-1) 1-0 Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “It’s a very emotional day,” senior Sam Scales said after taking the pitch at home for the last time. “For Konrad (Warzycha), Matt (Gold) and I, it’s a dream come true. It really is bitter-sweet, to be honest.” Warzycha, Gold and Scales have been one of the most successful classes in history, amassing 48 wins during their tenure — good for third most of any four-year class at OSU. Austin McAnena scored the game’s lone goal when an Indiana defender misdirected his shot from seven yards out. If the shot went untouched, it likely would have gone right to goalkeeper Luis Soffner. “To be honest, we haven’t had a lot of breaks this year,” coach John Bluem said. “So to catch a deflection like that and see the way it spun into the net playing against the wind was great.” OSU fended off a strong second-half effort from the conference champions that was highlighted by Matt Lampson’s goalkeeping and timely defense. “They have one of the top goal scorers in the conference, and we held them,” McAnena said. “Props to our center backs and Lampson for some great saves.” Indiana’s Will Bruin has scored 15 goals this season and was mentioned by Bluem as one of the better “brute force” players in the country. Sunday’s loss to the Buckeyes was the first conference game the Hoosiers have lost this season. The Hoosiers came into Sunday’s match leading the all-time series 45-5-2 against the Buckeyes. With the win, OSU has won three straight over IU dating back to last year, when the Buckeyes took both games the teams played. “Their tradition in this conference is not matched by any of us. We’ve been battling for a long time now to try to be on an even par with them and gain some notoriety for ourselves,” Bluem said. This season marks the first time since 1974 that OSU has gone unbeaten at home with a 7-0-1 record at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU earned the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play No. 7 Wisconsin on Thursday. read more

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OSU football game day costs add up to 94 million for athletic

Ohio State students paid $32 per ticket for home football games last season. The OSU Athletic Department spent more than $1.3 million a game to host them. The department spent nearly $9.4 million on the 2009 season. That figure would have covered the cost of tuition for nearly 1,000 in-state students. The department made almost $31.4 million on games last year, good for nearly $4.5 million a game. Department officials said they expect similar numbers for expenses and revenue for the 2010 season. Profits from each game remain relatively constant throughout the season, but the expenses vary drastically, even though the price tag per game covers similar services. The difference between the most expensive game for the athletic department, Navy, and the least expensive, University of Southern California, was $945,784. Because of agreements with contractors, the cost of electricity, cleanup services and payments to game officials is fixed. The disparity in overall cost comes largely from game guarantees. These guarantees — the amount the athletic department pays visiting schools — are usually negotiated by the athletic director. “If it was a home-and-home situation like USC was, the guarantees are usually significantly less,” said Pete Hagan, associate athletic director of finance. OSU played at USC in 2008 before the Trojans came to Ohio Stadium last season, meaning the schools essentially traded game guarantees. “The Navy one was higher because there was some glitch in the schedule that … required us to go out and give them a much higher guarantee to get them in here,” he said. Hagan said those types of scheduling problems are rare but would not disclose precisely what the “glitch” was. In the Big Ten, the more profitable teams — such as OSU — are required to distribute $1 million to opponents for home conference games, Hagan said. Removing game guarantees from the equation, the USC game cost the university $88,968 more than any other contest, looking at only operating expenses. That variation stems primarily from kickoff times. “The only thing that really affects the expense side is if it’s a noon game, a 3:30 (p.m.) start or a night game,” Hagan said. “A lot of the security and traffic control … has to start for a night game early in the morning just like a regular game would.” The USC game kicked off at 8 p.m. Those traffic control and security costs constitute the two largest portions of the operational expenses for a given game. OSU spent just more than $1.4 million on security and traffic and parking for the 2009 season. By comparison, the University of Nebraska spent nearly $849,000 on those areas last season, and the University of Iowa expects to spend $975,000 on security and traffic in 2010. Don Patko, OSU’s associate athletic director of facilities management, said the university ultimately benefits from the money spent. “Between in-bound and out-bound (traffic), we are second to none … in and out. For 102,000 fans in an urban setting, we’re one of the best,” he said, sitting in his office inside the stadium. The stadium holds 102,329 people. With that many people clustered in one area, security becomes another major factor, officials said. “We know that Ohio Stadium is a desirable target for the bad guys so we do everything that we can … to protect our fans,” said Ben Jay, associate athletic director of finance and operations. Officials said that, to protect visitors and athletes, the university works with about a dozen law enforcement agencies to secure the stadium and surrounding areas. Though officials would not say exactly which agencies are involved, it includes Columbus Police, OSU Police, the State Highway Patrol, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus Fire Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For each agency, OSU is “at the mercy” of its union when it comes to cost, Hagan said. “Ohio State is looked at as the leader in this type of security business,” Patko said. “We’ve got to be the best secured stadium in the country.” Megan Schneider, a third-year in nursing, has attended football games at the University of Illinois in addition to OSU and noticed a difference in the level of security. In Illinois, “I still felt secure, but it wasn’t quite as intense as Ohio State,” she said. Molly Shlaes, a third-year in civil engineering, has attended games at Ohio Stadium and the University of Iowa. “Around the stadium, I would say there’s a lot more (security) here,” she said, “because the streets surrounding are bigger than the streets surrounding at Iowa, so they have to direct more traffic.” OSU officials said the security effort for home football games is such a smooth operation that other universities use OSU’s model as the standard. “About a year ago, the Department of Homeland Security partnered with the university creating a video that’s used as a training module for other venues on how to set up security at their stadiums,” said Tom McGinnis, assistant athletic director of administration and human resources. The video was federally funded through the Urban Area Security Initiative, said OSU Police Chief Paul Denton, in an e-mail. The stadium’s clean-up operation is another area that officials think sets OSU apart. “We probably have the lowest cleanup cost in the country,” Patko said. “A lot of stadiums go $15 (thousand) to $20 (thousand) in just power washing and trash removal, where that has been stabilized at about $7,100.” Total cleanup expenses at other universities are often around $50,000 a game, he said. The University of Georgia, whose stadium seats 10,000 fewer fans than Ohio Stadium, spent about $40,000 per game on cleanup costs last year. Lower clean-up costs are largely tied to a 43-year relationship with the university ROTC, which works alongside student employees Sunday mornings to clean the stadium. The cooperation leads not only to lower costs, but also rapid turnaround. “By 10:30 or 11 a.m. Sunday morning, we are ready for a meeting, another game, an event or anything inside” the stadium, Patko said. Though the post-game cleaning saves the department money, cleaning during games, especially in restrooms, is costly. “We have specific crews that have to hit those areas at strategic times during a game,” Patko said. The effort of the athletic department to increase recycling efforts has also resulted in higher expenses. “We are trying to get to zero waste, and that’s hard to do,” Patko said. “There’s some extra cost going to recycled products.” Although the choice to recycle has increased expenses, officials said the athletic department is looking to cut costs in other areas. “Cutting expenses, there are always ways to look at that,” Patko said. “If you cut expenses you’ve got to defer something.” Officials are wary, though, to cut corners by hiring fewer staff members. “You could save it on not having so much personnel here,” Patko said. “But personnel things can create a risk.” Although officials gave their program ample praise, they wouldn’t compare their facilities to the most prestigious football venues. “We’re not at the pro level. The pro level is the Cadillac,” Patko said. But “we’re probably giving the folks a little more service than some of the better schools.” Ultimately, some said, comparing Ohio Stadium to others around the country is difficult. “It’s very hard to compare us even to some of the major big-school programs around the country,” Jay said. “We’re a different animal than everybody else.” The differences arise because of the stadium’s size and location, he said. The urban surrounding in Columbus is rare for college stadiums. The other universities whose stadiums make up the five largest in the country, University of Michigan, Penn State University, University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama, are all in lower-populated areas. Columbus also has more than four times as many people as the cities where those schools are located. Officials toyed with Penn State and the University of Texas for size comparison but had difficulties coming up with college venues that matched Ohio Stadium in both capacity and surrounding population. “As far as (college) stadiums of our size around the country, we’re second to none,” Patko said. “Of the stadiums over 100,000 in North America, it would be Dallas Cowboys in pro and then Ohio State.” read more

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Apple Store employees sue because theyre forced to stay in line after

first_imgBeing able to trust those around you is important, but not for Apple. Apple doesn’t trust anyone. In fact, it has a policy of having Apple Store managers inspect all employee bags before they are allowed to leave the store for breaks, or at the end of shifts.Some former retail employees are getting up in arms not about the privacy issue, but about wages. Apple doesn’t pay workers to stand around waiting to be checked out, and that adds up to some real money. They’ve filed a class action suit to sort it out.According to the complaint, employees are often forced to wait 5-15 minutes for a manager to make time to perform the bag check, which is done to make sure no one is smuggling stolen merchandise out of the store. It’s apparently a bit of a traffic jam as many people are often trying to get out of the store at the same time.Apple considers the inspection time to be off the clock, even if employees have to wait in line to leave the store. The suit alleges employees are forced to wait up to 30 minutes per shift, which could add up to about $1,500 a year in unpaid wages.The lawsuit is being brought by two former employees, one worked at the Soho location in New York and the other at Century City store in Los Angeles. They are seeking unspecified damages for thousands of current and former Apple employees. They allege that Apple’s policy not to pay employees waiting for bag checks violates the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws in New York and California.Just as a reminder, Apple saw about $7 billion in profits last quarter, and has nearly $70 billion in the bank. The company could probably afford to dip into its rainy day fund.last_img read more

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Theophanous accuser sentenced in Athens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Former Victorian government minister, Theo Theophanous is claiming a court victory over the woman who accused him of rape, according to the Herald Sun newspaper. My whole purpose in this is not to seek revenge. What I’m about is justice, because an enormous crime was committed against me and my family.The Melbourne Magistrates Court dismissed the case against Mr Theophanous last year, after finding the complainant lacked credibility. The Melbourne woman who accused the former Labor minister of rape later moved to Greece with her family. Mr Theophanous applied to the district attorney in Athens to pursue the case. Mr Theophanous and his wife travelled to Greece to give testimony, however the woman did not appear in court, as it is not compulsory for the accused to appear. In an ABC news report Mr Theophanous said the woman was found guilty of criminal defamation and a two-year jail sentence has been imposed. “That sentence is probably unlikely to be carried out. There was an immediate appeal launched. That will probably be heard a little later,” he said. “My whole purpose in this is not to seek revenge. What I’m about is justice, because an enormous crime was committed against me and my family.”last_img read more

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It is over says Vamvakinou

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram All eyes were on Australia again this week as Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard faced another leadership challenge on Thursday which she defiantly overcame. Federal Labor MP Maria Vamvakinou – who has made no secret of her support for Kevin Rudd to be Labor leader – says she will stand by the PM, and remain steadfast in working towards September’s Federal election, adding that this second leadership challenge is damaging to the nation’s view of the ALP. “It is damaging, that’s the truth,” Ms Vamvakinou tells Neos Kosmos of the aftermath of this week’s leadership challenge. “After [Thursday] I accepted [Mr Rudd’s] decision not to stand, and for me the matter is over. It is over!” Ms Vamvakinou tells Neos Kosmos that she and her Labor colleagues were “caught by surprise” with Simon Crean’s press conference, stating that there were concerns with Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party and calling for clarity from Ms Gillard on the issue of leadership. The leadership challenge came as a result of members of the Labor Party expressing their concern with the polls and how the ALP would fare at the next Federal election with Ms Gillard as leader. She says her decision to support Mr Rudd was made “knowingly” and that she doesn’t “believe in hiding from things like this” as she believes in “being up front”. “Most of [the Federal Labor MPs] made their decisions in the full glare of the cameras and media and my view has always been that you might do things that people might not like, but if you are honest and up front about it at least you are respected. “Ultimately we need to respect each other’s choices and decisions. I am not going to undermine the prime minister or the government, I am not going to be that kind of player. There are people who chose to continue to play those roles and I am not going to be one of those people.” When asked about her decision to support Mr Rudd over the Prime Minister, Ms Vamvakinou responded by saying “politics is a business where people will have disagreements and people will come down on different sides of arguments”. “If we all refrained from expressing ourselves publically or visibly because we are afraid it might damage our political careers then we wouldn’t be doing our jobs honestly, and to me that’s always been the overriding factor. Obviously I am viewed in the public as someone who supported Kevin Rudd and who didn’t support the Prime Minister.” She adds that Thursday was a very “emotional” and “intense” day for the caucus, however, she respects Mr Rudd’s decision not to stand for Labor leader. “At the end of the day, I am back in my electorate. I am the Federal Member for Calwell and I am the Labor member of Calwell for the Gillard government and that’s where I’m going to be until September 14.” She says in this instance she agrees with the Prime Minister that it’s important for the ALP to get together and progress and work towards the upcoming election. “[Ms Gillard] will lead the party to the next election, and I am a member of that government, I am a member of a government that I am proud of. We are not perfect, no one is perfect, but I know where my priorities are now and I am very clear in my mind.” “As far as I am concerned, we are all now – myself included – in the hands of our own sense of collectiveness but also the Australian electorate. I know what needs to be done, we need to now get our message across and people don’t like a disunited government. “[The Australian public] don’t like turmoil and if we continue down that track we will be doing ourselves a great disservice, not only to the prime minister, not only to the government, but also to the Australian community. On the one hand I listen to what people say and respond to it but I’m also going to listen and respond to the community, and they want stability and they want us to get on with the job. They want the bickering to stop.”last_img read more

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5 Comics Featuring Good Dogs Brent

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Driver Finds Dog With Throat Cut, Mouth Duct-Taped in OhioWatch: Dog Rescued After Collapsing From Heatstroke During Hike PUPPIES! Whenever we see a good dog, we always perk up, take notice and want to pet immediately (with permission, of course). We love a good dog, and we love a good dog in comics! Ironically, Isle of Dogs and Puppy Day fall on the 23rd. Simultaneously giving us a good dose of puppy power and leaving in melted in a pile of goo. We at Geek wanted to bring readers some incredible, and imaginative comics filled different, best and wondrous dogs!KINSKI(W/A): Gabrial Hardmanvia Monkeybrain ComicsKinski is a tale I think we can all relate to on a level. Most of this list is made of anthropomorphic animals, but Kinski is a bit different. Kinski revolves around Joe, a man that’s frustrated and fed up with his career as a salesman. He thinks he’s about at the end of his rope until he meets Kinski, a four-month-old puppy lab abandoned by his family. Joe takes it upon himself to quest into some dangerous territory to bring the puppy home.Again, I think deep down underneath the weirdo crime thriller this turns out to be. Written and drawn by Gabrial Hardman, we can all relate to it on some level. Especially the depths we go to save a furry friend and not have anything happen to us along the way. It was also our Editor’s top Image pick.TEEN DOG(C/W/A): Jake Lawerencevia BOOM! StudiosThe title really says it all about Teen Dog. Built from some of the fresh and radical concepts of the 80s and 90s, Jake Lawerence takes you inside the world of the most chill dog you’ll ever meet.Teen Dog’s primary goal is to be the coolest and eat the most food imaginable. However, he’s in high school, so there’s plenty of stories that await him. With his best friend Mariella (who is SO COOL), they tackle their years through high school together. The pair contemplates what the future hold, go on misadventures with other friends and how Teen Dog can get himself some more pizza. Jake Lawerence builds an inclusive and funny narrative around an anthropomorphic dog, his friends and what the teenage year have to offer. It’s funny, offbeat, witty and just something to enjoy on a day where you just feel so cool.DEEP SPACE CANINE(E): Hannah K. Chapman (W+A): Hannah K. Chapman, Jenn Woodall Katriona Chapman, Lize Meddings, Beth Wood, Lucy Haslam, Honey Parast, Becca Tobin, and Alice Urbinovia Avery Hill PublishingDeep Space Canine was one of my favorite comics last year that deserves so much more attention. Deep Space Canine stars Space Commander Greasy who travels the stars to get to a reunion with some of her mates she used to fly with. However, there’s a bit of a problem. She’s lost some of her best and favorite undies that can ever be on a body. So, what does Space Commander Greasy do? She looks for those “… most comfortable, seductive, luxurious, Badass pair of knick-knacks this side of the Galaxy.” She has to go through leaps and bounds to find them. With some HydroHERB, intruders to defeat and her robot, Cybernetic Unit Normally for Troubleshooting by her side, she swears to get her undies back.I know what you’re thinking. What in the world is this?! Trust me. It’s all worth it. With many different styles combining from contributors like Jenn Woodall Katriona Chapman, Lize Meddings, Beth Wood, Lucy Haslam, Honey Parast, Becca Tobin, and Alice Urbino, this comic is not only unusual, funny and unique but a little heartwarming as well.THE PERVERT (W): Michelle Perez (D/P): Remy Boydellvia Image ComicsThe Pervert is a wrenchingly, yet remarkable comic that will have you thinking, but also just breaks you inside out. This comic has a cast of anthropomorphic creatures but tells the story of a trans girl living in Seattle. The Pervert takes readers in as the comic chronicles the details of sex work, the clients, her transition, and feelings. Written by Michelle Perez and drawn/painted by Remy Boydell, these two give a spin to the anthropomorphic side of things in this narrative. The Pervert is hauntingly stunning yet not afraid to lay out some ugly truths. It is a bit of a heavy read. However, you won’t regret it once you crack open this comic and get into it. It’s well worth your time, attention and love. The Pervert will be available on Comixology and your local comic shop April 25th.KENNEL BLOCK BLUES (W): Ryan Ferrier (A): Daniel Bayliss (C): Adam Metcalfe (L): Colin Bellvia BOOM! StudiosDo you like when your heart shatters into a million pieces? Do you also love when you pick up the best comic about a very good dog? Welcome to the world of Kennel Block Blues, one of the most heartwrenching, but profoundly moving stories that you’ll read in a long time.Written by Ryan Ferrier with art by Daniel Bayliss with color by Adam Metcalfe and lettered by Colin Bell, they take you into the Kennel where Oliver, a good dog, a very very good dog, is now sentenced for who knows how long. In prison, he’s retreated into his fantasy. Mostly because his reality is a lot more different than he can imagine or deal with. I don’t want to give away much of it. Kennel Block Blues may look fun and exciting with Daniel Bayliss’ brilliant art, but Ferrier writes a hilarious, yet unbelievably tragic story that sticks with you long past reading.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Vinicius Jr I have fulfilled a childhood dream by wearing the

first_imgWhile his debut for Real Madrid may have ended in defeat, Vinicius Junior was still pleased to fulfil his “childhood dream” and promised there is more to comeThe teenage star made his debut for the European champions in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in Miami following his €40m transfer from Brazilian side Flamengo last month.Vinicius started on the left wing for Real and was one of the standout performers of the game.And the 18-year-old has promised the club supporters that there is more to come from him as he adapts to his new surroundings.“I have fulfilled a childhood dream by wearing the Real Madrid shirt, and regardless of the result I am very happy,” said Vinicius, according to Marca.“Everything felt good, but there is still a lot to do in order to improve for the season ahead.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Everyone here [at Real Madrid] has helped me to adapt as quickly as possible, I am very happy and grateful [for this] and the International Champions Cup is a good opportunity for me.”Real boss Julen Lopetegui has been impressed with Vinicius’ progress since joining the club last month.“He played a good game. He has gone from less to more, just like the rest of the team,” he said in his post-match comments on Vinicius.“He started a little shy, but then he came on in leaps and bounds. He is very young and has to adapt to this style of football and what we ask of players. I thought he played a good game.Next up for Real is Juventus t the FedExField Stadium in Maryland on Sunday.last_img read more

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Oikya Front denied permission for Sylhet rally

first_img.Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) has denied Jatiya Oikya Front permission for holding its scheduled public rally in Sylhet city on 23 October, reports UNB.Talking to UNB, SMP additional deputy commission (media) M Abdul Wahab on Thursday said they did not give the permission on security grounds.Meanwhile, Jatiya Oikyafront leader and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president ASM Abdur Rob said they now want to hold the rally on 24 October.Talking to reporters after a meeting with diplomats at a city hotel, Rob said, “We’ve come to know that we’re denied permission for holding our rally in Sylhet. We wanted to hold it at a hall, but they also did not allow it.”He said they hoped that the government will permit them to hold the programme on 24 October.Rob said the government’s image will be dented both at home and abroad if Oikya Front is not allowed to hold its rally since the ruling party is holding meetings and rallies at different parts of the country.He urged prime minister Sheikh Hasina to take steps so that Oikyafront can hold the rally in Sylhet at least on 24 October.Earlier on Tuesday, the Oikyafront leaders at a meeting at JSD president ASM Abdur Rob’s Uttara residence decided to hold a rally in Sylhet on 23 October.last_img read more

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Ubisoft responds to gamer outrage kills Uplay Passport

first_imgYesterday it was confirmed that Ubisoft had decided to block some single-player content in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag behind the company’s Uplay Passport. It’s basically an online pass that is unlocked with a code supplied in the box with new copies of a game. But if you lend the game to a friend, or purchase it used, Ubisoft demands another $10 from you to re-unlock the content.We’ve seen this online pass system used many times during the current generation of consoles, but it is limited to controlling multiplayer access. By including single-player content, Ubisoft overstepped the mark, and gamers weren’t shy about letting them know.The angry feedback must have been pretty overwhelming because less than 24 hours later and Ubisoft has decided to kill Uplay Passport. At least, kill it as a paid-for service. Uplay Passport will still be in use as a system, but it will be free from now on, and that includes for copies of Black Flag.Ubisoft explains that they continued to use Uplay Passport and apply it to single-player content because games are “blurring the line between offline and online.” But they have realized based on feedback that Uplay isn’t an approach that will work anymore.So if you are one of the many gamers that complained to Ubisoft about this, then give yourself a pat on the back, you helped the publisher realize nobody liked or wanted it as part of their gaming experience anymore.last_img read more

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Kinabayo Festival in Philippines to attract tourists in large numbers

first_imgCrescent-shaped beaches dusted with talcum powder-like sand; uninhabited tropical islands, lush impenetrable jungles bristling with unique wildlife, the thrusting soaring capital of Manila, historic cities, a diverse local cuisine and culture-the Philippines has all this and more.The Kinabayo Festival is held in Dapitan City, Philippines, every July in honour of Patron Saint, St James. Dapitan City is best known for its amazing history and as home to the location where national hero and symbol of struggle, Dr Jose Rizal was executed.This annual event attracts tourists in large numbers as they head off to the southern Philippines to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. One of the key attractions at the event is the reenactment of the different battles during the Spanish era. The Battle of Clavijo as well as the Battle of Covadonga are some of the chief attractions. While the festival started as a religious affair, it has since evolved into a social and economic event that has successfully weaved the local chapter into the soul of Kinabayo.Other highlights of the Kinabayo Festival include the street carnivals, performances at dusk as well the local trade fairs. The adrenaline-charged tourists can expend some of their energy at the motocross competition as well as the exciting Jet Ski exhibition parties. To experience a perfect blend of culture, fun and dance, there is no better place to be at than the Kinabayo Festival .last_img read more

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first_img RelatedEasyJet to launch flights to Copenhagen from ManchestereasyJet will launch new flights to Copenhagen from ManchesterSterling launches flights to NaplesScandinavian cheap flights airline Sterling has announced the launch of two new routes to NaplesScandinavian travellers get routes boost with Sterling and CentralwingsNew destination options following announcements by Centralwings and Sterling Cimber Sterling and Norwegian have announced new routes from Copenhagen Airport, with the flights due to be launched this winter.Denmark-based Cimber Sterling will launch new flights to Geneva, Salzburg and Verona as part of its winter programme – all of which are located close to the Alps’ ski resorts.The flights will take the number of Alp destinations served by Copenhagen Airport to eight.In addition, Norwegian will launch new flights to Gran Canaria from the airport, increasing the total number of routes operated by the cheap flights carrier from the Danish capital to 19.A Copenhagen Airport statement said that Norwegian and Cimber Sterling are engaged “in a close race” to become the airport’s second-largest airline.”The lead is changing all the time and after the two airlines announced new routes today, we will need a photo finish to determine which is currently flying the larger number of passengers out of Copenhagen.”Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest airport and accommodates almost 60,000 passengers per day. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Royal Phuket Marina is hosting its first motor sho

first_imgRoyal Phuket Marina is hosting its first motor show with the prestigious international brand, Jaguar, at the island’s new exhibition centre for large-scale events. The RPM International Exhibition & Conference Centre is the stage for Jaguar’s prestigious ‘ Six Senses Phuket Raceweek Test Drive ‘ from Jul 22-26 to coincide with Jaguar’s Co-sponsorship of the regatta.The high profile event is inviting 60 VIP guests from Hong Kong , Sri Lanka , Malaysia , Singapore Philippines and Thailand to test drive its latest 10MY XK & XFR range of cars Expert drivers from Jaguar and Grand Prix International will instruct them in trying out the high-performance V8s, while guests of the luxury Six Senses Resort and Spa.The XF has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ by two of the most influential British auto magazines, along with glowing recommendations from motor commentators worldwide. The motor show and test-driving event is being based at the new indoor 2,500 square metre exhibition hall and outdoor event area of Thailand ‘s premier ‘luxury lifestyle community’.Royal Phuket Marina has become the island’s premier venue for large-scale events since opening last year, accommodating up to a thousand guests for ‘society’ receptions, weddings, product launches and exhibitions. Three times larger than any existing exhibition facility on the island, it opened staging “ Asia ‘s favourite boat show”, the annual Phuket International Marine Expo (PIMEX).www.royalphuketmarina.comlast_img read more

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov 25Dec 1

first_imgCelebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1 Nov. 25: Actress Kathryn Crosby is 85. Singer Bob Lind is 76. Actor-game-show host Ben Stein is 74. Actor John Larroquette is 71. “Dancing With the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli is 63. Singer Amy Grant is 58. Singer Mark Lanegan (Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees) is 54. Singer Tim Armstrong of Rancid is 53. Actor Steve Harris (“Friday Night Lights,” ”The Practice”) is 53. Actor Billy Burke (“Twilight” films) is 52. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 52. Guitarist Rodney Sheppard of Sugar Ray is 52. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 50. Actress Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordan”) is 49. Actress Christina Applegate is 47. Actor Eddie Steeples (“My Name Is Earl”) is 45. Actor Kristian Nairn (“Game of Thrones”) is 43. Actor Jerry Ferrara (“Entourage”) is 39. Actress Katie Cassidy (new “Melrose Place”) is 32. Contemporary Christian singer Jamie Grace is 27.Nov. 26: Impressionist Rich Little is 80. Singer Tina Turner is 79. Singer Jean Terrell (replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes) is 74. Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 73. Actress Jamie Rose (“Falcon Crest,” ”St. Elsewhere”) is 59. Country singer Linda Davis is 56. Actor Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”) is 53. Actress Kristin Bauer (“True Blood”) is 52. Actor Peter Facinelli (“Nurse Jackie”) is 45. Hip-hop artist DJ Khaled is 43. Actress Maia Campbell (“In the House”) is 42. Country singer Joe Nichols is 42. Actress Jessica Bowman (“Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”) is 38. Singer Natasha Bedingfield is 37. Singer-guitarist Mike Gossin of Gloriana is 34. Drummer Ben Wysocki of The Fray is 34. Singer Lil Fizz of B2K is 33. Singer Aubrey Collins (Trick Pony) is 31. Singer-actress Rita Ora is 28.Nov. 27: Director Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) is 67. TV personality Bill Nye (“Bill Nye the Science Guy”) is 63. Actor William Fichtner (“Invasion”) is 62. Guitarist Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds is 59. Jazz musician Maria Schneider is 58. Drummer Charlie Benante of Anthrax is 56. Drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 56. Actor Fisher Stevens (“Early Edition”) is 55. Actress Robin Givens is 54. Actor Michael Vartan (“Alias”) is 50. Rapper Skoob of DAS EFX is 48. Rapper Twista is 46. Actor Jaleel White (“Family Matters”) is 42. Actress Aubrey Peeples (“Nashville”) is 25.Nov. 28: Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 89. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 78. Singer Randy Newman is 75. Musician Paul Shaffer (“Late Show With David Letterman”) is 69. Actor Ed Harris is 68. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson is 66. Country singer Kristine Arnold of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 62. Actor Judd Nelson is 59. Drummer Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) is 56. Comedian Jon Stewart is 56. Actress Garcelle Beauvais (“NYPD Blue,” ”The Jamie Foxx Show”) is 52. Singer Dawn Robinson (En Vogue, Lucy Pearl) is 50. Musician apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas is 44. Actor Malcolm Goodwin (“iZombie”) is 43. Actor Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”) is 42. Rapper Chamillionaire is 39. Keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend) is 35. Singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is 35. Singer Trey Songz is 34. Actress Scarlett Pomers (“Reba”) is 30. Actor-rapper Bryshere Gray (“Empire”) is 25.Nov. 29: Blues musician John Mayall is 85. Actress Diane Ladd is 83. Musician Chuck Mangione is 78. Country singer Jody Miller is 77. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 76. Director Joel Coen is 64. Actor-comedian Howie Mandel is 63. Actress Cathy Moriarty is 58. Actress Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”) is 57. Actor Tom Sizemore is 57. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 56. Actor Don Cheadle is 54. Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 50. Actor Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”) is 48. Keyboardist Frank Delgado of Deftones is 48. Actress Paola Turbay (“True Blood”) is 48. Actress Gena Lee Nolin (“Sheena,” ”Baywatch”) is 47. Actor Brian Baumgartner (“The Office”) is 46. Actor Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”) is 43. Actor Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”) is 42. Actress Anna Faris (“Mom,” ”Scary Movie”) is 42. Actress Lauren German (“Lucifer,” ”Chicago Fire”) is 40. Rapper The Game is 39. Drummer Ringo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 37. Actor-comedian John Milhiser (“Saturday Night Live”) is 37. Actor Lucas Black (“NCIS: New Orleans,” ”Sling Blade”) is 36. Actor Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”) is 28. Actress Lovie Simone (“Greenleaf”) is 20.Nov. 30: Country singer-record company executive Jimmy Bowen is 81. Director Ridley Scott is 81. Bassist Roger Glover of Deep Purple is 73. Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin is 66. Guitarist Shuggie Otis is 65. Country singer Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls is 64. Singer Billy Idol is 63. Guitarist John Ashton of Psychedelic Furs is 61. Comedian Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) is 61. Rapper Jalil of Whodini is 55. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 53. Actress DJ Steve Aoki is 41. Singer Clay Aiken is 40. Actress Elisha Cuthbert (“24”) is 36. Actress Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 33. Model Chrissy Teigen is 33.Dec. 1: Actor-director Woody Allen is 83. Singer Dianne Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 79. Bassist -. Comedian Sarah Silverman is 48. Singer Bart Millard of MercyMe is 46. Actor David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 43. Guitarist Brad Delson of Linkin Park is 41. Singer Mat Kearney is 40. Drummer Mika Fineo of Filter is 37. Actor Riz Ahmed (“Rogie One: A Star Wars Story”) is 36. Singer-actress Janelle Monae is 33. Actress Ashley Monique Clark (“The Hughleys”) is 30. Singer Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots is 30. Actress Zoe Kravitz (“Insurgent,” ”Divergent”) is 30. Singer Nico Sereba of Nico and Vinz is 28.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2018 10:03 am PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Turkish Cypriots say progress made on Dherynia opening

first_imgProgress has been made in the north towards the opening of the Dherynia crossing point, reports said on Monday.According to Turkish Cypriot media reports, authorities said that developments are expected within the week and that if it hadn’t been for the economic crisis related to the downfall of the Turkish lira, works would have been completed two months ago.Turkish Cypriot member of the Famagusta Initiative, Okan Dagli, said on his social media account that the cubicles to house police and customs officers have already been erected and installation of lighting is underway.News of progress came after reports last week that the Greek Cypriot side will be ready to open both Dherynia and Lefka crossings early in October.While work at Dherynia has been completed, the Lefka crossing on the Republic’s side is expected to be ready by the end of the month as facilities to house officers carrying out identity checks have been completed and tarmac is being laid.As regards Dherynia, the Greek Cypriot side is reportedly ready to open it, but there was still the issue of moving a manned Turkish military post located nearby. There was no mention of that issue in Turkish Cypriot reports.President Nicos Anastasiades is to inform the UN secretary-general on progress over the openings during their meeting in New York on September 28.The opening of the two crossings was agreed by the two leaders as a confidence-building measure in 2015.Greek Cypriot negotiator, Andreas Mavroyiannis, visited the Lefka crossing last week to inspect the work, along with the co-head of the bicommunal technical committee for the opening of the crossings, Sotos Zakheos, public works officials and the contractor.Mavroyiannis and Zakheos were to also discuss last week the practical aspects of preparations for the opening of Lefka – organisational, staffing, equipment, and other arrangements — with the various state departments such as the police, public works and customs.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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