Dan Ashworth says England’s World Cup success sparked FA exit

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on Pinterest Dan Ashworth decided the time was right to quit as the Football Association’s technical director as the England squad landed back at Birmingham airport after their successful World Cup campaign in Russia last summer.The 47-year-old officially left his position at the FA on Monday after tendering his resignation in September and immediately takes up a similar role back in the Premier League with Brighton. His six-year stint with the national set-up was marked by the move to the national football centre at St George’s Park. The senior England men’s and women’s sides reached semi-finals at major tournaments, while the U17s and U20s won their respective World Cups and the U19s claimed the European Championships in 2017.Ashworth, who had previously been West Bromwich Albion’s technical director, was in Russia last summer to witness Gareth Southgate’s side progress to the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. “In the back of my mind that may well have moved my decision,” he said. “When we landed on the runway coming back from Russia – I’ll never forget this – it occurred to me that it would be another four and a half years before we did this again.“It was emotionally quite difficult to get back into home life, family life, normal life while realising there was still a fair chunk of time before we had another go at competing in football’s ultimate tournament: a World Cup. It was difficult but in a nice way. I’d much rather have that than come back as we have after some other tournaments. But after six years I’d missed the day-to-day part of being at a football club: the transfer windows, seeing players and coaches every day and seeing your team compete once or twice a week.”Les Reed, the former head of football development and vice-chairman of football at Southampton, was appointed as Ashworth’s successor in December and has already taken up his duties at St George’s Park. Ashworth, for his part, will begin work at the Lancing training complex in Brighton on Tuesday. “I always felt I’d go back into club football one day,” he added. “My last three jobs have all been between five and six years. Maybe that’s me. Maybe every five or six years I need a new challenge.“I’ve read [my decision] is about money, but I’ve never been money driven, it’s got nothing to do with that. I left West Brom to come to England for less. It’s got nothing to do with that, or whether I believe England can win or will continue [progressing]. If I’d left it for another four and a half years then I’d have been at the FA for ten and a half years. That’s a big chunk away from club football. All those things were going round in my mind, so it seemed the right time, and the right opportunity, to leave with good experiences.“It’s about my own career and my own personal job satisfaction. I’ve loved every minute of this job. I don’t regret for a minute taking it. I’ve really, really enjoyed it. There are no push factors from this job. But it’s time for me, and maybe time for the organisation, to have a fresh set of eyes on it and a new challenge.” England newscenter_img Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Topics Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Chipenabled epassports with advanced security features on anvil Govt

first_imgNew Delhi: Plans are afoot to issue e-passports with advanced security features such as a chip storing personal details of an applicant embedded in the physical passport booklet, the government informed Thursday.In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said incase anyone tampers with the chip, the system shall be able to identify it resulting in failure of the passport authentication. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayAsked whether the government is considering to come out with passports with advanced security features, the minister answered in the affirmative and said the personal particulars of the applicant would be digitally signed and stored in the chip, which would be embedded in the physical passport booklet. The government has given its approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports to the India Security Press (ISP) Nasik, he said. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: BhagwatIn this regard, ISP, Nasik, has been authorised to float a global three-stage tender for procurement of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)-compliant electronic contactless inlays along with its operating system, which is required for the manufacture of e-passports. The manufacture of e-passport will commence on the successful completion of the tendering and procurement process by the ISP, he said. Responding to another question on whether Passport Seva Project has been issuing one crore passports every year, the minister said, “Yes. The ministry issued more than 1.12 crore passports in 2018 and 1.08 crore passports in 2017 in India.”last_img read more

Canadian Taxpayers Federation pushes government transparency in honour of Right to Know

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is marking Right to Know Week with a push for government transparency.CTF released a list of “Access to Information Act Fails,” highlighting ways in which the “federal government is failing to take transparency issues seriously,” the organization said in a news release.Aaron Wudrick, CTF’s federal director, said despite current transparency laws in place, there is still work to be done.“We’re just trying to highlight the fact that these laws as they stand are still pretty inadequate. There a lot of ways for governments to hide information, often in very frustrating ways,” he said.The organization claims there are two main issues when it comes to current transparency laws–one of them is the time it takes to get information.“A lot of governments have rules about how long governments have to release information. Usually it’s 30 or 60 days…but in reality it ends up taking years to release,” Wudrick said.The other issue CTF has raised has to do with exemptions.“Governments can’t just give out all the information…but a lot of these exemptions are so broad, they’re overused by governments who just don’t want to share information, and so things that are not really legitimate end up being withheld anyways, so we think some of those exemptions need to be narrowed down,” Wudrick said.CTF said they have called on the Trudeau government to also expand the role of the information commissioner, which would give them power to issue binding orders to disclose information.They would also like to see the Access of Information Act apply to all levels and branches of government, as well as undertaking a full legislative review of the act every five years.“Canadians should pay attention to this…it does matter and it helps us hold our governments accountable.”last_img read more

Michael Hollett leaves NOW to focus on NXNE

first_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement NOW magazine publisher Michael Hollett is leaving the alternative newsweekly he co-founded 35 years ago to concentrate his energies on expanding the North by Northeast music festival.Hollett, the president and managing director of NXNE, announced his resignation Thursday morning as editor and publisher of NOW, a position he’s held “Day 1.” Alice Klein, with whom he started the paper in 1981, will carry on in the lead role.Hollett, meanwhile, will focus on the rebuilding of NXNE — which changed its format from a citywide club crawl to a more traditional, two-day festival centred in Toronto’s port lands last month — with increased support from his longtime silent partners at Austin’s massive South by Southwest festival. This year’s experiment with the new NXNE format went well enough that he already has plans to expand the fest to two weekends in 2017.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Rwandan child detainees to receive legal aid under UNbacked initiative

More than 600 children in prisons throughout Rwanda will have access to legal assistance under a new programme launched by the Ministry of Justice and supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Legal Aid Week brings together the courts, the national police and lawyers with prison officers to clear the backlog of children’s cases around the nation, as well as conduct a survey of minors and conditions in prisons, according to a news release issued by UNICEF.“This week is an important step to realizing justice for children in conflict with the law,” said Dr. Joseph Foumbi, the agency’s Representative in Rwanda. “These children have been in prison without trial and I would like to appreciate the efforts of the Government of Rwanda for inaugurating a week to ensure that the rights of these children are met,” he added. Dr. Foumbi also acknowledged the progress that has been made on the long-awaited Legal Aid Law, which has now been approved by the lower chamber of Parliament and would create a fund to cover legal aid costs associated with trying cases of vulnerable people, including children.“However, we must also work together to ensure that there are alternative corrective measures for children in conflict with the law, other than prison,” he stated.The UN in Rwanda is working closely with the Government and its partners to enhance juvenile justice, including through building up the capacity of police officers, lawyers and judges in this area. 29 July 2009More than 600 children in prisons throughout Rwanda will have access to legal assistance under a new programme launched by the Ministry of Justice and supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). read more

Simcoe couple prepare to hike Canada

A Simcoe couple with a love for long-distance hikes are about to depart on their longest trip yet.Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton are planning to take a three-year trek across the country, along Canada’s 24,000-kilometre Great Trail.They have previously hiked across Spain and France, and decided it is time to journey across their own country.“We’re trying to get people to develop a sense of how everything is connected,” said Richmond.“We’re walking from one side of the country to the other. We’re going to be visiting a lot of communities like this one. The landscape is really different across the country but we are all connected.”The have sold their home and quit their jobs to make the trip become a reality.They will be travelling to Newfoundland in the last week of May, holding a kickoff event and then taking the first steps of the hike on June 1.If all goes according to plan, they will complete their journey in three years. The goal is cover 180 kilometres a week, walking 35 kilometres daily for four days, shorter distances for a couple days and one rest day.They plan to return to Norfolk for this Christmas and take a break in southwestern Ontario to avoid the harshest winter weather.“Trying to predict the weather, and trying to predict how fast we’re going to go, those are huge unknowns,” said Richmond. “That’s been a huge challenge.”They are budgeting $10 a day for their meals.They also plan to document their journey with a daily blog and on social media.“Our goal is to inspire people to get out there,” said Richmond.“If we could inspire one person to get out into nature, especially kids, to get someone excited about nature we’d consider that a success.”The couple hope to start a business when they complete their adventure but say that is too far in the future to know for sure.You can follow along with their trip and make donations on their website at www.comewalkwithus.online.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

Herbalife stock jumps on news of Icahn stake clash with Ackman flares

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Strictly business, nothing personal. That’s how Carl Icahn characterizes the latest turn in his clash with fellow Wall Street titan William Ackman.Both men have a keen interest in Herbalife, a maker of dietary supplements designed to promote weight loss. Ackman claims the company is a fraud and has bet that its stock price will crumble; Icahn says it’s a great buy.They can’t both be right, and for now it’s not clear which one is. Icahn, for his part, disclosed in a regulatory filing late Thursday that he had accumulated a 13 per cent stake in the company, essentially betting that Ackman is dead wrong. Icahn says he’s not making his bet merely to spite Ackman.“I’m doing this to make money, that’s what I do,” Icahn said in a telephone interview with CNBC Friday. “The fact that I don’t like Ackman is, you could say, the strawberry on the ice cream.”Icahn was speaking on the same CNBC show on which he and Ackman had a shouting match three weeks ago over Herbalife and other topics that became the talk of Wall Street.Herbalife’s stock jumped $1.97 to $40.24 following the disclosure of Icahn’s stake as investors bet that the financier might be right in his positive assessment of the company.A surge in Herbalife stock would be disastrous for investors who have taken a “short” position in the company. Selling a stock short is a tactic in which an investor borrows shares in a company from a broker and then immediately sells them on the open market. The investor anticipates that the stock price will fall, allowing him or her to buy back the stock at a lower price in the future. The investor then returns the borrowed shares to the broker, pocketing the difference.If stock rises instead, however, the investor will be forced to buy it back at a higher price than what he or she sold it for, resulting in a loss.Icahn said he sees “great value” in Herbalife and that Ackman had created an opportunity for him by pushing down the stock price. Herbalife slumped as low as $26.06 in December after Ackman said he was shorting the stock.Ackman remained firm in his beliefs about Herbalife.“After 18 months of due diligence, we have concluded that it is a certainty that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme,” Ackman said in an emailed statement. “Our goal was to shine a spotlight on Herbalife. To the extent that Mr. Icahn is helping achieve this objective, we welcome his involvement.”The feud between Icahn and Ackman began a decade ago over a real estate company deal that ended up in court. Icahn was forced to pay $4.5 billion to Ackman’s firm, and he has never forgotten about it.“Ackman and I have had a dispute, we’ve aired it. I don’t want to get back into it.” Icahn told CNBC.Icahn says that he neither likes nor respects Ackman and didn’t like how he had approached his short position in Herbalife. He has previously refused to comment on whether he held a position in Herbalife. Many have speculated that he would take a stake in the company to strike at Ackman.Where does Herbalife stand in all of this? “We welcome all parties who see the same value in Herbalife that we do,” a company spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.Herbalife shares have been extremely volatile over the last year. Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn, another prominent Wall Street figure, raised concerns about the company’s business in May. The stock dropped sharply after Ackman made his negative case about the company in a presentation in December.The company has disputed Ackman’s statements, saying that he is attacking it solely to benefit his short position in the company’s stock. Herbalife executives called a meeting with analysts and investors in January to detail how its business operates and who its customers are.Ackman replied that Herbalife “distorted, mischaracterized, and outright ignored large portions” of his presentation. Herbalife stock jumps on news of Icahn stake; clash with Ackman flares again AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Steve Rothwell And Bree Fowler, The Associated Press Posted Feb 15, 2013 3:20 pm MDT read more

EGA in UAE receives first bauxite from Guineas CBG its own mine

first_imgEmirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, has received its first shipment of bauxite ore in preparation for the commissioning of its under-construction Al Taweelah alumina refinery. The 61,450 t shipment of bauxite from Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée  sailed to the UAE from the Republic of Guinea in West Africa in 33 days. Once Al Taweelah alumina refinery is at full production, Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée will supply some 5 Mt of bauxite each year to EGA.Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said: “Alumina refining will be a new industrial activity for the UAE, so this shipment of bauxite is the first ever to our country. Thousands of people are currently working hard to bring the construction of Al Taweelah alumina refinery to completion, and we look forward to producing our first alumina during the first half of next year.”Earlier this month, EGA completed construction of a huge shed to stockpile bauxite ready for use. The shed has the capacity to store 450,000 t of bauxite, the same weight as the Burj Khalifa. During operations, stockpiling is required to ensure that production can continue even if there are interruptions in shipments of bauxite.Bauxite ore is moved from the ship to the shed on a conveyor belt. Al Taweelah alumina refinery will have more than 8 km of conveyor belts in total. More than 13,000 people are currently building Al Taweelah alumina refinery, which is one of the largest industrial construction sites in the UAE.Alumina refineries convert bauxite ore into alumina, the feedstock for aluminium smelters. Al Taweelah alumina refinery is the first to be built in the UAE. First alumina from Al Taweelah alumina refinery is expected during the first half of 2019. Sections of Al Taweelah alumina refinery are being completed in sequence to enable the carefully-planned pre-commissioning and commissioning of the thousands of pieces of equipment that make up the huge plant.Al Taweelah alumina refinery has a total budgeted project cost of approximately $3.3 billion. Once full ramp-up is completed, Al Taweelah alumina refinery is expected to produce some two million tonnes of alumina per year, enough to meet 40% of EGA’s needs. The UAE currently imports all its alumina.EGA is also expanding upstream and internationally to secure the natural resources that the UAE’s aluminium industry needs and to create new revenue streams. EGA is also building a bauxite mine and associated export facilities. First bauxite from Guinea Alumina Corporation project is expected during the second half of 2019. GAC is one of the largest greenfield investments in Guinea in the last 40 years and has a total budgeted project cost of approximately $1.4 billion. GAC’s bauxite will be exported to customers around the world.last_img read more

Bill Gates proves piracy was rife even before floppy discs

first_imgAs we move more content online, publishers and some content creators are increasingly pointing to piracy as killing their respective industries. But it’s easy to forget that piracy isn’t a new thing. In fact, it has a history that goes back even before the days of floppy discs made it super simple to share files with one another.The proof of that comes from a letter Bill Gates wrote back in February, 1976.Before taking the name Microsoft, Bill Gates’ company was called Micro-Soft. The first piece of commercial software Gates and Paul Allen produced was Altair BASIC for the MITS Altair 8800.The interpreter was distributed on paper tape, and it didn’t take long for someone to start copying it. Those copies were then shared at the popular computer club meetings of the time where even more copies were then made.It formed an early example of piracy, and was a practice Bill Gates didn’t like one bit. So he wrote an open letter calling out these would-be pirates to think about their actions, consider sending in the cost of the interpreter, and for anyone running a club meeting to throw attendees out who were known to be using a copy of Altair BASIC illegally.Just like we hear today, Gates said that piracy would ultimately stop him developing software as he wouldn’t have the money to hire people to create more software. The warning went unnoticed, piracy continued, and Bill Gates became a billionaire many times over.So if anyone starts complaining to you about how bad piracy is today, just tell them they sound like Bill Gates in 1976 and remind them how that turned out. Piracy and stealing software is wrong, but its true effect isn’t known and the evidence certainly doesn’t point to it killing off whole industries as the movie and music publishers would have you believe.Read Bill Gates’ letter at Letters of Notelast_img read more

India mourns Bollywood star who drowned in hotel bath

first_img 11 Comments Monday 26 Feb 2018, 2:49 PM India mourns Bollywood star who drowned in hotel bath Sridevi Kapoor was attending a nephew’s wedding in Dubai at the weekend. Feb 26th 2018, 2:49 PM Short URL Image: Lionel Cironneau/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3873096 INDIA IS MOURNING Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor after her death in Dubai aged just 54, as police in the emirate said she drowned in her hotel bathtub.The body of Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, had been due to be brought back to Mumbai today by charter flight. It was not immediately clear however when Dubai authorities would release it.Hundreds of heartbroken fans gathered outside her Mumbai home hoping to catch a final glimpse of the star before her cremation, now likely to take place tomorrow at the earliest.Initial reports had cited a heart attack as the cause of her death late on Saturday at a hotel in the emirate, where she had been attending a nephew’s wedding.“The death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness,” Dubai police tweeted, citing an autopsy report.Police have now referred the case to the public prosecutor.Tributes kept pouring in for the actress and fans gathered outside her home for a second day.“We want to see her one last time,” 48-year-old Laxmi Subbaramaiah told AFP outside the house in the Andheri area of Mumbai – the heartland of the Bollywood film industry.“All of my family members are big fans and we cried when we heard the news. We will wait here until her body comes back,” he said.Vishal More, 23, said he had travelled seven hours from Jalgaon district, around 400 kilometres away from Mumbai, to bid farewell to his favourite actress.“I’ve been waiting all morning to catch a last glimpse of Sridevi. I have watched all of her movies. She is such an inspiration,” he said.Sridevi’s death has prompted an outpouring of grief in India from fans and fellow actors as well as condolences from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Bollywood shock“I have always been a huge fan of her work. Equally I have been an admirer of the grace and dignity with which she conducted herself,” actor Aamir Khan wrote on Twitter.“I join all the millions of her fans in mourning her demise. Ma’am we will always remember you with love and respect,” he added.Fellow actor Ranveer Singh tweeted that he was “shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of one of Hindi cinema’s greatest superstars”.Actress Alia Bhatt posted on Twitter: “Nothing makes sense. I have no words… just completely shocked. RIP Sri Devi. My icon forever. Love you.”Sridevi, born Shree Amma Yanger Ayappan in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, appeared in around 300 films and was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for services to the movie industry.She made her acting debut at the age of four and her career spanned more than four decades.Sridevi worked in India’s regional Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam-language films before making her Bollywood debut in 1979.She became a national icon with a string of blockbuster films including Chandni, Mr India, Mawali (Scoundrel) and Tohfa (Gift).Sridevi famously took a 15-year-break from the silver screen after marrying film producer Boney Kapoor but returned in the 2012 hit comedy-drama English Vinglish. Her most recent film was last year’s Mom.She was set to see Jhanvi, the eldest of her two daughters, make her Bollywood debut.- © AFP 2018Read: This Bollywood film is tackling the period tabooRead: Controversial Bollywood movie opens in India despite violent protests By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 53,054 Views Share98 Tweet Email2 Image: Lionel Cironneau/PA Imageslast_img read more

Comment larmée américaine veut manipuler le web

first_imgComment l’armée américaine veut manipuler le webL’armée américaine serait en train de développer un logiciel qui lui permettrait de manipuler secrètement des sites sociaux comme Facebook et Twitter en créant des comptes sous de fausses identités. Le but de cette opération ? Influencer les conversations sur Internet et répandre une propagande pro-américaine, révèle le Guardian.L’anti-américanisme que l’on retrouve sur certains sites Internet n’est pas au goût des Etats-Unis, qui souhaite mettre en place des moyens très sophistiqués pour le contrer et faire de la propagande. Ainsi, le Guardian rapporte qu’une firme américaine a obtenu un contrat avec le CentCom (United States Central Command) pour développer une sorte de “service de management de fausses identités en ligne” qui permettrait à une personne de contrôler jusqu’à 10 identités différentes à travers le monde. Un projet qui a été comparé, par des experts du web, aux tentatives chinoises d’entraver la liberté d’expression sur la Toile. Ils craignent ainsi un faux consensus que l’armée américaine va apporter aux conservations en ligne. Autre préoccupation : cette révélation à propos des fausses identités en ligne pourrait également encourager d’autres gouvernements, des compagnies privées ou encore des ONG à en faire de même…Le contrat avec CentCom stipule que chaque fausse personne en ligne, dont l’identité a été créée de toutes pièces, doit avoir une histoire convaincante (origine, milieu, formation) afin de ne pas être démasqué par des rivaux qui auraient des moyens sophistiqués de prendre ces “espions” la main dans le sac. Le porte-parole du CentCom, Bill Speaks, a expliqué au Guardian que sa technologie permettait de répondre à des commentaires extrémistes sur différents blogs en langue étrangère. Rien ne serait écrit en anglais. La technologie vise plutôt à répondre en arabe, farsi, urdu et pachtoune. Les faux personnages créés par l’armée US s’adresseraient donc à des étrangers en priorité. Par ailleurs, elle n’a pas le droit, légalement, d’exercer cette propagande envers le peuple américain. Les interventions se feraient via messages Facebook, commentaires sur des blogs, tweets, messages instantanés sur les chats… Le tout est de bien donner l’impression que ces fausses personnes sont réelles et viennent des quatre coins du monde. Une opération déjà utilisée en Irak ? À lire aussiPourquoi les chats ont-ils des pupilles verticales ?Ce contrat pourrait bien faire partie d’un programme appelé “Operation Earnest Voice”, qui a été développé pour la première fois en Irak. Il a servi d’arme psychologique pour lutter contre la présence en ligne des soutiens à Al-Qaida. Les experts pensent qu’il aurait déjà été utilisé contre les djihadistes du Pakistan, de l’Afghanistan et du Moyen Orient. Le Général David Petraeus avait décrit cette opération comme un effort pour “contrer l’idéologie extrémiste et la propagande et s’assurer que les voix crédibles dans la région sont entendues”.La firme qui s’occuperait de ce nouveau contrat concernant les fausses identités, Ntrepid, n’a pas révélé si le projet était déjà opérationnel ou non. Le 18 mars 2011 à 11:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bahamas to get under 250k from insurance policy

Bahamas to get under 250k from insurance policy

first_img PDM Administration to scrap some projects, hurricane damage cost blamed Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, CCRIF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 14, 2017 – Nassau – Payment of that Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility will get $234, 000 for the islands severely struck by Hurricane Irma in The Bahamas.   The figure is nowhere near what it will take to actually rebuild those islands devastated by the storm and this fact has reignited debate on whether it makes sense for The Bahamas to keep up with the CCRIF insurance.The Bahamas has been a part of the CCRIF since 2007, the year the insurance for regional countries was established.  In the 2016-2017 year the payment was not made under the Perry Christie led government and the country missed out on a whopping $31.8M payment, which would have gone a long way in rebounding from Hurricane Matthew.   An extra, over $850,000 would have been received by The Bahamas after Matthew from the rainfall policy, also under #CCRIF.Current PLP leader, Philip Davis had explained the back out by Christie had come from government agency advisement.  CCRIF is set to make a payout to regional countries of nearly $30M; Turks and Caicos Islands are to receive $13.6M due to damages caused in hurricane Irma, where every island suffered destruction and three are declared to be in a state of emergency.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m PM reveals insurance fallout and dodgy Hurricane dealslast_img read more

Off Beat Vancouvers tattoo ties traced to namesake explorer

first_imgThe newest exhibit at a Vancouver museum explores the last few decades of tattoo art, as represented by a dozen or so local veterans.It turns out there is a much longer historical link between tattoos and Vancouver.And the Vancouver we’re talking about isn’t the Clark County city where “Vet Ink: Military-Inspired Tattoos” opened last week in the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main St.Actually, we’re talking about our namesake 18th-century English explorer.According to some historians, it was an acquaintance of George Vancouver’s who introduced the word “tattoo” to the English language almost 250 years ago.Joseph Banks was part of James Cook’s first Pacific voyage, which left England in 1768 and reached Tahiti in 1769.Banks, a naturalist, took lots of notes about the exotic cultures they encountered. He wrote about the Polynesian tribal markings in his journals, where he described the process of “tatauing.”As part of his notes, Banks observed that getting the skin punctured with sharp pieces of bone or shell seemed to hurt a lot.last_img read more

Key Largo firefighter takes first steps since nearly getting killed

Key Largo firefighter takes first steps since nearly getting killed

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A Key Largo firefighter took his first steps days after being hospitalized following an underground construction accident that nearly killed him.Firefighter Leonardo Moreno took those steps at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Wednesday. On Monday, he collapsed from toxic methane gas exposure after he tried to save three men working underground.Moreno was airlifted to Jackson. His brother, Yoel Moreno, said he is slowly improving.On Wednesday, a video recorded on Snapchat showed Moreno taking his first steps since the accident.Two of the three workers who were pulled from the trench died at the scene, near Mile Marker 106. The third employee has yet to be found and is presumed dead, police said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Coral Gables officer arrested on domestic violence

Coral Gables officer arrested on domestic violence

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Coral Gables officer Manny Rivero was arrested for allegedly attacking his wife.Manny Rivero was taken into custody, Wednesday, and charged with battery after, investigators said, he attacked his wife during a domestic dispute at their Southwest Miami-Dade home.Related: Coral Gables cop under investigation for domestic violenceThe 18-year veteran was ordered to surrender his department-issued weapon.He’s also not allowed to have any contact with his wife, pending the outcome of this case.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Instagrammer arrested in LA for lighting fireworks in SW MiamiDade Dollar Tree

Instagrammer arrested in LA for lighting fireworks in SW MiamiDade Dollar Tree

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A man captured on video setting off fireworks inside a Dollar Tree store has been arrested in California.Dorian Thomas, who was wanted for arson in South Florida, is accused of lighting the fireworks and fleeing the scene near Southwest 136th Street and South Dixie Highway on July 4.No one was injured in this case.Thomas, better known by his Instagram profile doogang3x, had another man record the incident and then posted the stunt to his account.He was arrested in Los Angeles and is being extradited back to Miami-Dade.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Magazines Looking for Advertising Uptick in Second Half

first_imgThe first quarter of 2009 was hell for consumer magazines. Advertising pages dropped 25.9 percent while ad revenue fell 20.2 percent, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures released this week.Of the more than 220 magazines tracked by PIB, only 15 posted ad page gains. Of the remaining titles, 75 percent were down significantly, posting double-digit ad page losses. According to PIB, all 12 of the advertising categories it tracks reported dramatic spending declines.In spite of the sobering report, a number of publishers—in some of the hardest-hit categories—say they are optimistic the economy will rebound soon, and are confident their magazines, as well as their categories, will survive. “We’re all feeling this downturn, but there is tremendous opportunity to get creative and engage with potential and current advertisers,” said Kate Kelly Smith, vice president and publisher of Hearst’s House Beautiful. Launched in 1896, the magazine in 2008 saw ad pages jump 7.1 percent. During the first quarter 2009, however, pages dropped 24 percent.The shelter magazine category has been particularly decimated by the recession. A number of titles—including Meredith’s Country Home, MSLO’s Blueprint and Condé Nast’s Domino—folded. Smith, however, points to Hearst’s repositioning of House Beautiful about three years ago—with a focus on color, kitchens and outdoor spaces—as why the magazine continues to stay afloat despite some losses.“We’re hopeful that start points will begin again in the second half,” Smith said. “I think there have been a lot of budgets that have been held back waiting for that moment. We’re beginning now to see that open up for the second half.”From January to May, 70 percent of House Beautiful advertisers are new clients, according to Smith.Brand Optimism, Though Not Necessarily on PrintTime Inc. titles were down nearly 19 percent in ad pages in the first quarter, according to the PIB figures. Yet, at an Advertising Club event in New York, Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore sounded bullish about the long-term outlook for her magazine brands.Time Inc., she said, is working on a dozen new redesigns of its print magazines, most of which will roll out in 2009.Said Moore: “I’m absolutely sure each of the Time Inc. brands I work on will be standing after we’re all gone.”Looking Beyond Print for Ad RevenueAs a number of its fellow travel magazines took a hit last year, National Geographic Traveler reported a 3.1 percent gain in ad pages. In the first quarter of 2009, however, pages fell 30.2 percent. While print has been down, one way the magazine has continued to generate revenue is by producing events that “resonate” with their target advertisers.“Travel after September 11 was hit so hard it took a long time to get back up to speed,” NGT associate publisher Kimberly Connaghan told FOLIO:. “Now, given the new economic situation, travelers are largely looking for less lavish, but more memorable experiences. Travel magazines need to get more tactical and have many touchpoints to reach consumers and deliver results to advertisers.”last_img read more

Trial Begins For Man Charged With Killing VPSO Thomas Madole

first_imgAfter a lengthy four days to select a jury, opening statements were made Friday morning in the murder trial of Leroy Dick Jr. at the courthouse in Dillingham.Download AudioDick is charged with first degree murder for the killing of unarmed Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole in Manokotak in 2013.In his opening statement, state prosecutor Gregg Olson described the scene after the murder as investigators collected evidence, including the spent .223 shell casings outside of Dick’s home in the village.“They recovered shell casings in various locations,” Olson said. “There were, I believe, six shell casings closer to the front door of the house, and then one final shell case next to VPSO Madole’s body.”Olson said an autopsy showed Madole had several gunshot wounds to the lower portion of his body, and one gunshot wound to the head.In his opening statement, defense attorney Lars Johnson told the jurors the state would not be able to prove that Leroy Dick had intended to kill Officer Madole, which is the substance of a first degree murder charge.“Leroy killed Officer Madole. We’re not going to argue otherwise, that’s the reality of the situation. But it takes more than that for the state to ask you to convict him of first degree murder,” Johnson said. “It takes that intent to cause the death.”Jurors heard testimony Friday morning from the Manokotak health aide who had called officer Madole to respond to the scene, then warned him about going there alone. Also called to testify was state trooper Victor Aye, a VPSO support trooper who spent that morning with Tom Madole in Manokotak and had flown back to Dillingham only moments before Madole was shot and killed.The state presented evidence until 3 p.m. Friday. The trial is expected to resume Monday morning.last_img read more

Road caves in plunges traffic into chaos

Road caves in plunges traffic into chaos

first_imgPragathi Nagar: Due to heavy rainfall and overflowing drains on Monday, the road to Kamalapuri Colony Park near Pragathi Nagar caved in and driving on it became extremely difficult. Many residents are taking detours to reach their workplace. Apart from bad roads, it is the delay in re-carpeting them that is causing inconvenience to the residents.Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, a local resident said, “The heavy rains and the overflowing drains have made the road cave-in and it has become very risky for the commuters, especially for the bikers. The caved in part is not visible until you get very close to it. The rider has to apply brakes quickly in order to avoid damaging his bike. It’s been a couple of days but the civic authorities remained indifferent. We appeal to the authorities concerned to repair the road before any unfortunate incident takes place.”last_img read more

RBIs Reference Rate for Dollar Today

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 50.2545 rupees and the euro 66.5226 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (March 19, 2012) were 50.1245 rupees and 66.0025 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 79.3721 as against 79.3721 on the previous day (March 19, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 60.12 as against 60.12  the previous day.last_img