first_imgThe controller for the light has preset gel settings. And you can control all this with the new Aputure app. They’re really pulling out all the stops here. The app can work with the 120, 300, and RGBW lighting models, allowing you to control the lights and save presets.Price: $1,699Release: Late Summer 2019New Lantern AttachmentThe new lantern attachment wants to get rid of flimsy, unreliable china balls and reduce the time you spend setting up lights. With supposed breakdown and setup times of 30 seconds each, Aputure’s new lantern looks like the fast shooter’s best friend.Specs:Stop diffusion soft box ball (26″)Create 360-degree, omni-directional, soft light source4-leaf flexible barn doorsCompatible with Bowens mount light fixtureCompatible with strobe and LED lightEasy to set up and release Release Date: “Coming soon”RGBW LightAputure’s answer to the ARRI Skypanel is here. The new light supposedly offers full color spectrum and saturation customization. Earlier, we covered the LiteMat Spectrum, and here we have another solution that gets rid of gels completely and focuses on lighting-based effects.The main features:Superior brightnessUltra-bright soft lightPowerful lighting effectsRobust constructionDurable build quality, ready for any film setBallast-free design with separate control box for easier rigging Price: UnknownRelease: UnknownStay tuned this week for more Aputure announcements.For more NAB 2019 coverage, check out these articles.NAB 2019: Blackmagic Design Announces New Battery Grip for the BMPCC4KNAB 2019: SmallHD Announces Their Camera-Controlled 7″ MonitorNAB 2019: Sony Announces the Latest 4K Broadcast BeastNAB 2019: AVID Announces Stellar New Media ComposerNAB 2019: DaVinci Resolve 16center_img At NAB 2019, Aputure’s 300d II is upon us — as are some other new releases — and we’re ready to have our socks knocked off.Aputure has become the go-to lighting company across all aspects of production. Even their smallest lights pack a punch at a reasonable price. Well, it seems like they’ve done it again with their new 300d Mark II. (This hasn’t been officially announced yet, so as we hear from Ted and the team at Aputure, we’ll update this post with details.)They’ve also finally finished the LEKO attachment that we heard about at NAB 2018. The mount is supposedly called the “Spotlight Mount.” Also they’re finally releasing their answer to the ARRI Skypanel with an RGBW Light that comes in around 1/3 of the Skypanel’s price. There’s also now an Aputure App that allows you to control your lights from your phone.There’s a lot to look at, so let’s get right to it.Powerful New 300d Mk IIThe new light is 20% brighter than the 300d. The power ballast comes with a C-stand attachment, so you don’t have to hang it by wires, and there will be 8 lighting presets, such as strobe, explosion, and flash. You can also power the new light with two V-mount batteries.Aputure clearly keeps outdoing themselves. Whether it’s the control box or the power of the light, the company never stops listening to their customers and making the gear that we all want. Aputure will save us all. (I say this all the time, but I actually mean it this time . . . like, totally).SPECS:Up to 90,000lux @ 1 meter with Fresnel 2X20% brighter than the original 300dNew all-in-one fanless control box0% – 100% dimming controlImproved handbrake locking yoke with 360-degree rotationDMX512 compatibilityModular Bowens mount for lighting modifiersPrice: $1,299Release: AugustSpotlight MountRemember last fall when Aputure announced they were woking on a  LEKO attachment? Well, here’s what they’ve done: the new Spotlight Mount. It’s glorious, and we’re not worthy. Here’s hoping we see it released sooner rather than later.Here are the specs for the mount:Aluminum alloy die castings. Durable and lightweight designPrecision optical system gives a high output, high resolution, and even beamsInterchangeable spotlight lens design with your choice of 19″, 26″, and 36″ lensesThree-layer-shutter allows for more control over light shapingBowens mount design compatible with Aputure 120 and 300 series LEDsDual-slot slit design allows for simultaneous Iris and Gobos useAccessories: Gobo X3 (Tree, Window, Breakup) Gobo Holder and Gel Holderlast_img read more

first_imgAfter the Punjab Cabinet’s nod for an amendment to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make sacrilege of all religious texts punishable with life imprisonment, legal experts and Opposition parties have expressed fear that the law could be misused to curb right to freedom of speech and expression, besides settling scores with political opponents.The Bill, which will be tabled in the Assembly session — beginning on Friday — for approval, will seek insertion of Section 295AA to the IPC to provide that, “whoever causes injury, damage or sacrilege to Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Srimad Bhagwad Gita, Holy Quran and Holy Bible with the intention to hurt the religious feelings of the people, shall be punished with imprisonment for life.” Once the Assembly passes the amendments, it would need the assent of the President. Under the existing Section 295A, punishment is for a maximum of three years imprisonment with or without fine. While the Capt. Amarinder Singh-led government has citied the move as a major step, towards curbing sacrilege incidents and maintaining communal harmony in the State, legal experts and Opposition have their fears and concerns over its misuse.“While it’s a welcome step, I have a concern. I am presuming that the definition pertains to physical sacrilege or desecration. The State has to be careful about the definition. Desecration is an offence but the parameter of this offence needs to be cautiously drafted. If someone writes an article or a book, makes a speech with a bit of intellectual criticism, that certainly should not be covered. There should no vagueness in defining because then it ceases to have any conceptual meaning,” Anupam Gupta, senior advocate at Punjab and Haryana High Court, told The Hindu.With the punishment being enhanced to life imprisonment, clear definition becomes all the more important, he added.Another Chandigarh-based senior criminal lawyer said the proposed move seems to be a knee-jerk reaction. “The most vital part in this Bill would be incorporation of ‘checks and balances’. It’s more of a political response to a problem which otherwise requires careful deliberation at the level of drafting,” he said, requesting anonymity.Punjab’s principal Opposition, the Aam Aadmi Party’s co-president Balbir Singh accused the Punjab government of playing politics on the issue of sacrilege. “The government has failed to give justice under the existing law. The move to amend the law is to mislead people on the sensitive issue of ‘sacrilege’. With provision of life imprisonment, there is all the more chance of misusing it against the political opponents and innocent people,” said Dr. Singh.last_img read more

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa However, turnovers doomed the Heavy Bombers as Mapua cut the deficit down to just seven, 66-59, in the final minute, but Abdulwahab Abdulrazak scored on a huge putback in the dying seconds nail the win.“It’s a good thing that we converted after the three turnovers we had. But we’re not yet in the level of San Beda and Lyceum. I hope we can bring this winning run to the second round, but we can’t play like we did in the first round,” said Meneses.Abdulrazak also hauled down 21 rebounds to go with his five points in the game.Christian Buñag led Mapua with 15 points and 21 rebounds, while Laurenz Victoria had 12 markers and five boards in the loss, which was the Cardinals’ seventh straight defeat to finish the first round on a 1-8 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ervin Grospe and MJ Dela Virgen also tallied 11 points and three rebounds each in the conquest.Despite the win, coach Vergel Meneses still expressed dissatisfaction with how his wards played against the cellar-dwelling Cardinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“A win is a win, but the way we played, I’m not happy about it,” he said. “They thought they can easily win against Mapua, but Mapua gave them a hard time.”JRU seemed like well on its way to an easy triumph after Ervin Grospe drilled a rare three-pointer to put his crew up, 64-45, midway in the payoff period. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Pencak silat gives PH 24th gold, 3 more bronzes JRU 68 – Bordon 17, Mendoza 12, Grospe 11, Dela Virgen 11, Teodoro 7, Abdulrazak 5, Poutouochi 3, Mate 2, Sawat 0, David 0.MAPUA 59 – Buñag 15, Victoria 12, Gabo 8, Aguirre 8, Pelayo 6, Nieles 4, Raflores 4, Jimenez 2.Quarters: 19-16, 38-34, 49-42, 68-59. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Aaron Bordon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University gutted out a 68-59 victory over Mapua to finish the first round on a four-game tear Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Aaron Bordon was the one to step up this time for the Heavy Bombers, unleashing a career-best 17 points and four rebounds, while Jed Mendoza got 12 markers, five boards, and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Serena Williams on her first million-dollar check and the gender pay gap Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant The pony-tailed 27-year-old is being groomed to be an integral part of Gilas in the years to come, with coach Chot Reyes breaking him in gently as he is also slated to play in the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon in late August.“It was nice,” Standhardinger said when asked how he felt after getting his first official Philippine Team game off. “I need to do better next time, though.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRavena and Paras have hugged the spotlight coming over and both didn’t disappoint even though the Filipinos lost to Canada 150, 77-90, Saturday night.Standhardinger, meanwhile, just went about his business and battled Canada’s bigger, more athletic frontliners tooth and nail in all the 25 minutes and 33 seconds he was on the floor. Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – There’s one Gilas Pilipinas newcomer who is the tallest, beefiest of them all who should be commanding all the attention yet is very content playing behind the likes of Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras.Christian Standhardinger is a 6-foot-7 center of German descent who made his national team debut on Saturday afternoon in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational playing as the back-up to import Mike Myers.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img “Oh, man, he can play,” former Gilas skipper Jimmy Alapag, now one of the squad’s assistant coaches, said. “And he plays really hard. That’s probably the way the game is played back in Germany, and the way we like it at Gilas.”At the end of what had been a very trying grind, Hardinger certainly announced that he deserves the same praise the other newcomers are getting. He scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.And we can only imagine what “I need to do better means,” and how well it could help the team in the tournaments to come.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOver 400 people were injured in a stampede due to a false alarm that caused panic in Italy’s Turin city where Juventus supporters had gathered to watch the Champions League final against Real Madrid on giant TV screens.The incident occurred in the city’s Piazza San Carlo square on Saturday night, Efe news reported.According to local media reports, five people were seriously injured.The reason for the panic was that a banister of a stairway to an underground parking lot collapsed – some thought they heard explosions – which led to people getting injured when they tried to flee the area, the reports said.The accident occurred at around 10.15 p.m., when the fans tried to get away as quickly as possible, only to end up crammed against the retaining walls.Security forces and firefighters rushed to the site and immediately worked to get the situation back to normal.The vast majority of fans left the square after the alarm and only a few remained until the end of the Champions League final in Cardiff, in which Real Madrid beat Juventus, the Italian football club, 4-1.last_img read more

first_imgFitness level of 2017 not enough to win 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Kidambi SrikanthKidambi Srikanth said he needs to improve his fitness standards if he wants to achieve his goal of playing in a lot of finals and competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 23:49 IST Kidambi Srikanth said his fitness level of 2017 is not enough to win the Tokyo Olympics and he needs to match new standards (@BAI_Media)HIGHLIGHTSSrikanth said badminton has become very physical and he needs to improve his fitnessHe said his goal is to play lot of finals and compete at the Tokyo OlympicsSrikanth will face China’s Huang Yuxiang in the India Open semi-final on SaturdayKidambi Srikanth said the game has become very physical and he needs to match new fitness standards if wants to achieve his goal of playing finals consistently and competing at the Tokyo Olympics.Srikanth said his fitness level of 2017 – when he won four titles – is not enough to get results now.”My goal is to play a lot of finals,” Srikanth said after outwitting fellow Indian B Sai Praneeth 21-23 21-11 21-19 in a 62-minute pulsating contest to finally snap his series of quarterfinal finishes.”Players have become much fitter since 2017, they have grown from there. If I’m as fit as I was in 2017, I don’t think that’s enough for 2019.”Asked about his progress, Srikanth said, “I’ve grown from 2017, I became world no.1, I’ve won a commonwealth medal, I’m thinking about 2020 now.”It’s about doing well at the Olympics for me. It’s a month from now, the qualification is going to start – it’s about improving my fitness and doing well at the Olympics.”Talking about his close match with Praneeth, the former world no 1, said: “After losing the first set and being 7-1 down in the second to coming back in the lead with 8-7 was the turning point.”After 1-1, I gave him too many one-stroke points and there were no rallies so I thought of building rallies and fight for every point.”When you play with a fellow player, it’s definitely going to be this close and a bit of luck and few important point in the end makes the difference. I was just happy with the way I played.”advertisementSrikanth will face China’s Huang Yuxiang for a place in the final.Also Read | India Open 2019: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap seal semi-final spotsAlso Read | Smoking to be banned at 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venues in Tokyo, claim organisersAlso Read | Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveils robots to help wheelchair users and workersAlso Watch | Security ROBOT tested in Tokyo train station ahead of 2020 OlympicsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Kidambi SrikanthFollow BadmintonFollow Tokyo Olympics 2020Follow fitness standardslast_img read more

first_img The Ministry of Tourism is developing a destination assurance policy and strategy that will ensure that the tourism product remains first class and that the country can maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace.“We cannot allow any threat or challenge to interfere with this product [because tourism] is the only sector in Jamaica that has grown consistently for the past 30 years,” said Senior Director for Technical Services in the Ministry, David Dobson.“The idea is that once a visitor books a vacation to Jamaica, they can be confident from the moment of arrival until their departure [of] a comfortable, safe and fulfilling visitor experience,” he pointed out.Mr. Dobson was addressing tourism and health stakeholders at a workshop on the Regional Tourism and Health Programme at the RIU Montego Bay Hotel on Friday (June 15).The Ministry, last year, launched the Destination Assurance Council, which will work to ensure that the quality, standards and integrity of the tourism product are maintained.Among its many functions, the Council will identify the needs of the tourism industry, monitor the progress of the developmental efforts made by key stakeholders in the resort areas, and ensure that operators are licensed.The Regional Tourism Health Programme aims to enhance the health and well-being of visitors and locals, thereby improving the quality, competitiveness, reputation, profitability, and sustainability of Caribbean tourism.Mr. Dobson informed that since the launch of the programme in July 2017, “we have developed this web-based real-time tourism health information monitoring and response system, [and] we have established regional guidelines for harmonised responses to tourism public health threats”.In addition, extensive capacity-building in food safety and environmental sanitation have been executed and public-private partnerships have been initiated.He noted that for these strategies to be successful, the full participation of all sector players will be necessary.“If we are to do this, all tourism entities must be aware of this, and they are all encouraged to conform to the guiding principles pertaining to visitor safety, and that includes food safety,” Mr. Dobson said, adding that the Government is committed to the programme.The Regional Tourism and Health Programme was developed through support from the World Bank and is being executed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and member countries. Story Highlights The Ministry of Tourism is developing a destination assurance policy and strategy that will ensure that the tourism product remains first class and that the country can maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. “The idea is that once a visitor books a vacation to Jamaica, they can be confident from the moment of arrival until their departure [of] a comfortable, safe and fulfilling visitor experience,” he pointed out. “We cannot allow any threat or challenge to interfere with this product [because tourism] is the only sector in Jamaica that has grown consistently for the past 30 years,” said Senior Director for Technical Services in the Ministry, David Dobson.last_img read more

first_img L’examen de M. Sabean a duré huit mois et a inclus les commentaires de 569 organismes et membres individuels du public. Les conseils scolaires en Nouvelle-Écosse transportent chaque jour environ 94 000 élèves, ou 63 pour cent de tous les élèves, dans environ 1 200 autobus. L’année dernière, les conseils scolaires ont dépensé environ 50 millions de dollars ou six pour cent des budgets sur le transport des élèves. Le rapport peut être consulté au www.ednet.ns.ca/events/walkingdistance. Les membres du public peuvent partager leurs commentaires sur le rapport par courriel ou par la poste à l’adresse suivante : Ministère de l’Éducation, Direction des politiques, C. P. 578, Halifax (N.-É.) B3J 2S9. Les soumissions seront acceptées jusqu’au 21 mars. Les conseils scolaires conservent l’autorité en vertu des règlements d’offrir un service d’autobus lorsque des conditions dangereuses le justifient. Limite du temps maximal passé dans un autobus scolaire par les jeunes enfants. Les jeunes enfants ne doivent pas être ramassés avant 7 h et déposés après 17 h. Chaque conseil scolaire embauche un technicien spécialisé en matière d’établissement des routes. Une formule de financement basée sur le nombre total d’inscriptions, le nombre d’élèves transportés et d’autres critères. Un examen provincial du service d’autobus scolaire recommande la réduction de la distance maximale sur laquelle les élèves doivent marcher avant de pouvoir être admissible au service d’autobus. L’examen, le premier examen du service d’autobus scolaire depuis plus de dix ans, contient 14 recommandations. « Je suis heureuse d’avoir ce rapport en main, » a dit Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation. « La priorité de cet examen est d’assurer que les élèves marchent sur des distances raisonnables pour se rendre à l’école, et ce, dans des conditions sécuritaires. » « J’examinerai attentivement les recommandations et j’y répondrai au printemps, » dit-elle. Mme Casey affirme que le personnel du ministère, en consultation avec les conseils scolaires, prendront le temps d’évaluer les implications financières et opérationnelles des recommandations du rapport. Par conséquent, aucun changement ne sera apporté aux règlements sur le transport des élèves avant septembre 2009. L’examen, effectué par le consultant Chester Sabean, a analysé les règlements en vertu de la Loi sur l’éducation, ainsi que les politiques des conseils scolaires sur le transport en autobus, y compris la distance maximale sur laquelle les élèves doivent marcher avant d’être admissible au service d’autobus scolaire. Dans son rapport, M. Sabean recommande la réduction de la distance maximale de marche en vertu de la Loi sur l’éducation de 3,6 kilomètres à 1,6 kilomètre pour les élèves du primaire, et à trois kilomètres pour les élèves du secondaire. Ces deux distances reflètent les pratiques dans les autres provinces. « Dans ce rapport, je voulais assurer un équilibre qui reconnaît la valeur de l’activité physique quotidienne pour les jeunes, tout en assurant la sécurité des élèves, » a dit M. Sabean. Les recommandations incluent également :last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — A full-scale trade deal between Canada and China is possible even as Canada remains open to striking smaller sector-by-sector agreements, says International Trade Minister Jim Carr.Speaking in Beijing Monday after bilateral economic meetings, Carr said China is interested in a wide range of Canadian products across many different sectors.But while Canada is in talks with China on a number of fronts, he insisted those efforts don’t preclude a wide-ranging trade agreement between the two countries.“It’s not one or the other,” he said. “These are trade conversations over a period of time. Trade is not an event and we’re having a continuous dialogue with our Chinese counterparts about a whole variety of products.”Last week, Treasury Board President Scott Brison told the Globe and Mail the best way to move forward quickly with China on trade would be to focus on opportunities for immediate gains in areas such as food and agriculture.And indeed Canada has sector-by-sector targets, including an aim to double trade with China as part of an effort to increase total Canadian agricultural exports to $75 billion by 2025. “We’re well on our way to meeting those goals,” Carr said.Brison’s comments echoed those put forward by dozens of business experts in a recent Public Policy Forum paper, warning that a sweeping deal risks provoking the United States. President Donald Trump has been raising trade barriers with China.Canada’s efforts to start formal free-trade talks with China stalled late last year after Chinese leaders bristled at a Canadian trade agenda that includes gender, labour and Indigenous rights.Meanwhile, concerns have been raised over a clause in the new United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement that allows any of the countries to withdraw from the deal on six months’ notice if one of the partners enters a free-trade agreement with a non-market economy — language widely seen as referring to China.China questioned Canada about the USMCA during talks this week and was informed of the provision that could affect negotiations between China and any of the three USMCA countries, Carr said.A number of federal and provincial officials have been in China over the last week to talk trade and drum up import and export deals between Canadian and Chinese businesses. Canadian companies taking part in the China International Import Expo last week secured $1.67 billion in agreements.China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive trade agreement, Carr said.Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who’s also in China, said high-level economic and financial discussions this week between the two countries were productive, and those talks will continue regularly to keep the momentum going.But he also noted that while Canada is actively promoting itself as “open for business” with China, when it comes to state-owned enterprises looking to invest in Canadian companies, Canada will be cautious.“We will examine those investment to make sure there are no security or other challenges for the Canadian economy,” Morneau said. “It’s consistent with the way other countries consider these investments.”Teresa Wright, The Canadian PressNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misstated Canada’s targets for agriculture exports to China.last_img read more

first_img Facebook @Backstreet Boys, Facebook Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Your 13-year-old self is likely screaming right now – the Backstreet Boys are going on a world tour and they’re coming to six cities in Canada.  The tour kicks off in May 2019, in support of their tenth album called DNA, which comes out in late January.The Backstreet Boys will be hitting up Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver next summer as part of their worldwide tour. The group is commemorating 26 years of boyband magic.These are the dates of every Canadian stop on their tour:July 15, 2019: Bell Centre, MontrealJuly 17, 2019: ScotiaBank Arena, TorontoJuly 22, 2019: Bell MTS Place, WinnipegJuly 24, 2019: ScotiaBank Saddledome, CalgaryJuly 25, 2019: Rogers Place, EdmontonJuly 27, 2019: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment If you’re unable to secure tickets to their Canadian shows, the Boys will be travelling across the US for all of August and September. So, you may have better luck going across the border to see them live.Tickets officially go on sale on Wednesday, November 14th at livenation.com.  Every ticket purchased will include one copy of their new album.Source: E Onlinelast_img read more

A candidate from the Nawa Sama Samaja Party filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today against the security and privileges accorded to former President Mahinda Rajapakse.The petition filed by candidate Senaka Perera, stated that the security provided to Rajapakse was unfair towards the other candidates who were contesting the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in the island nation next month. Several questions however have been raised by minor political parties against the privileges and security accorded to the former President stating that his privileges should be withdrawn due to him contesting for a seat in the 225 member parliament. Rajapakse himself is contesting the polls which will elect a new parliament, from the opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Friday also lodged a complaint at the Human Rights Commission stating that due to the former President contesting the parliamentary election as a candidate, the privileges provided to him was a disadvantage to other candidates.In his complaint, JVP candidate Sunil Watagala stated that the security and privileges accorded to Rajapakse was in violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ohio State then-junior shortstop Lilli Piper rounds third base with the intent to score against Wright State on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternThe Ohio State softball team (8-4) will play 12 games in the next 10 days, starting its longest trip of the season on Friday.The Buckeyes will travel to Seattle from March 8-10 for the Husky Classic to take on Seattle University (11-7) twice, No. 6 Washington (16-3), Idaho State (6-9) and NIU (8-7). “We are excited for the Husky Classic and the 12 games we have over the upcoming spring break,” senior pitcher Morgan Ray said. “A lot of our teammates have never been to the Northwest, and I am excited for them to experience it.”Ohio State has experience against three of the four teams it will face in the Husky Classic, losing 10 of 12 games against Washington, while winning nine of 11 matchups against NIU. The Buckeyes have only played Idaho State once and will be playing Seattle University for the first time. No matter the experience against each team, Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said each opponent will be competitive and well coached. But the Huskies prove to be a major challenge for Ohio State.As a top five team, Washington made it to the national championship game in 2018. Junior infielder Taryn Atlee has been the main offensive threat for the Huskies, hitting .387 with 24 hits, seven runs and five RBIs. Schoenly said Ohio State needs to focus on its own ability instead of focusing on the ability of Washington. “Our job is just to play to the best of our ability,” Schoenly said. “Pitching sets the tone for the game, and then we will need timely hitting.”In Ohio State’s first-ever matchup with Seattle University, the Redhawks will depend on its timely hitting from two outfielders: sophomore outfielder Ally Choate and freshman outfielder Olivia Viggiano, who each own a batting average above .400. On the other hand, Idaho State has struggled with its offense at times this season, playing in five games in which the Bengals have scored two runs of less, all of which they have lost. Ohio State will have to face NIU senior outfielder Jenny Van Geertry in the final game of the Husky Classic. This season, she has recorded five of the team’s 10 home runs and leads NIU with a .372 average. Ray said the Buckeyes have respect for each team they play, approaching each game the same: focusing on what Ohio State needs to do to win. In the midweek two-game series, Ohio State will take on a Portland State team that will be playing its first two home games of the season. Despite a 4.23 team ERA, the Buckeyes have the opportunity to face junior pitcher Katie Schroeder, who leads the team with a 3.33 ERA and has five complete games in 10 appearances. Ohio State will then travel to Phoenix to participate in the GCU Invitational against Weber State (4-9), Lehigh (5-2) and Grand Canyon University (12-9) from March 15-17. Schoenly said this stretch of games will give her team the opportunity to concentrate on softball and team building. “We play 12 games on this trip before we come back, so it’s an opportunity to learn about our team identity and compete against some top teams,” Schoenly said. In the Husky Classic, Ohio State will first take on Seattle at 2:15 p.m. and Washington at 6:45 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, Ohio State will take on Seattle again at 12 p.m. and Idaho State at 4:30 p.m. and will finish the series against NIU at 1 p.m. on Sunday. read more

first_imgFrance midfielder Paul Pogba has accepted he had some “small issues” with his boss at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho during this past season, however, he believes things have improved since his return to England.Speaking at a news conference at France’s World Cup training base in Moscow, Pogba said his second year with United was not ideal, according to ESPN.“It was a better season that the previous one,” Pogba said.“It was an experience. There were some small issues with [Mourinho], but they were nothing in the end.“Being a substitute, that sort of thing, it helps you to grow. I have to accept it.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Pogba also defended international teammate Antoine Griezmann, who is struggling for form through two World Cup games despite scoring a penalty in the 2-1 victory over Australia.“Antoine is doing very, very well — he is happy,” Pogba said.“Just because he did not score in the second match [against Peru], it does not mean that it is not the same Grizou.“Leave my Grizou alone! You have forgotten about Euro 2016. Think about all of the defensive work he did against Peru. He helped us to keep them out.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Sept 2015 – Coral Harbour Base 21 Mar. (RBDF) – While on routine patrol in the area of Umbrella Cay in the Northern Abacos, Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) P-44 commanded by Lieutenant Alexis Brown observed occupants aboard a Boston Whaler engaged in spear fishing. P-44 then proceeded toward the vessel to conduct a routine boarding and inspection.Upon arriving in the area, two more vessels were seen by crew members of HMBS P-44. All three vessels then fled the scene as HMBS P44 approached. HMBS P-44 gave chase intercepting one of the boats. Defence Force Marines later boarded the 17-foot Boston Whaler resulting in the arrest of two Bahamian men, who were found in possession of a quantity of undersized crawfish. At the time of the incident, the two men had no personal identification or any proof of ownership for the vessel.Swift action undertaken by Lieutenant Brown and his crew members also resulted in the arrest of another small vessel engaged in illegal fishing. This incident occurred while P-44 was escorting the first vessel it had apprehended to Cooper’s Town. During the boarding, Defence Force Marines also confirmed that the two Bahamians aboard a second 17-foot Boston Whaler did not possess any form of identification or proof of ownership. Juvenile grouper and a quantity of undersized crawfish were found aboard their vessel.The four men were and the two vessels were taken to Coopers Town, Abaco where they were handed over to the Department of Fisheries for various fisheries violations and further investigations and verification of ownership of the vessels.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to “Guarding our Heritage.” Recommended for you Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award Related Items:fisheries violation, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Haitian Migrants Apprehended Recovery Of Stolen Vessel From Atlantis Marina Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United can break into the top four earlier than he anticipated considering their current run of form.United were 11 points adrift the top four when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December, but having recorded six wins and a draw, the Red Devils find themselves within touching distance of the Champions League places.Despite the tough test ahead with games against Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain packed into a 12-day period, the former United striker is optimistic his players would live to the billing.“I feel it’s very [well] equipped,” Solskjaer said via Sky of the squad’s strength heading into February.“We’ve had now six weeks together. We’ve found out what strengths, weaknesses we’ve got.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I think we’ve risen to most of the challenges, maybe, of course, the setback of the two Burnley goals we conceded, maybe they will make us move to the next level because I think we’ve given ourselves a chance now to get into the top four maybe earlier than we thought.“It’s not too many games, there’s still a week between every single one of them but it’s tough opposition. Definitely.“You start with this game against Leicester, Fulham away as well is also a tough one.“Then you’ve got the three big ones you can call it, with PSG, Chelsea, and Liverpool after each other. Then a very hard one, when you think you’ve done with those three, with Palace away. So it’s a tough month – but we’re ready.“I’ve got a big squad, it’s only Marcos Rojo now who’s out for a period, the rest are fit and available.”last_img read more

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews came to the rescue of a bird caught in a fishing line in Coconut Creek, Sunday.According to Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue, the injured ibis was found dangling from a tree near Sample Road and Lyons Road.Firefighters worked quickly to free the bird. They handed it over to wildlife officials for care and treatment.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgA sewer replacement project in Sitka has turned up more evidence that one of Alaska’s oldest cities has been inhabited for a long, long time.Nancy Yaw Davis grew up on this corner while her father, W. Leslie Yaw, served as superintendent of the Sheldon Jackson School, and later, as the president of the junior college. After a career in anthropology, she’s still curious about ‘the depth of time’ and the people who have inhabited her old neighborhood for millenia. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Listen nowA stone tool — resembling a wedge, or striker — was unearthed in an excavation beneath a street in downtown Sitka, and may never have been found, but for a retired anthropologist who knew what to look for.Like the stone artifact itself, this story may never have seen the light of day without a Jeff Davis Street resident who called police about a “woman with a small shovel digging in people’s yards.”The culprit proved to be Nancy Yaw Davis, who grew up on this corner.“When I was in about 7th Grade I had a pet deer named Fritzen. It was a fawn that had been rescued and brought to dad, and he brought it to me, and we kept it alive for a while until a dog got it right on this corner.”Davis’s father, Leslie Yaw, came to Sitka in 1923 to teach and coach at the Sheldon Jackson Training School. He became superintendent of the school in 1930, and president of the new junior college in 1944. Nancy, now 81, lived on this corner for 16 years.“This little stretch from here to Etolin Street was owned by Kettleson,” Davis said.It’s significant that this place is alive with memories for Davis, even though we’ve met here to discuss something made by people long dead. Less than a stone’s throw from where we’re standing are petroglyphs — prehistoric rock carvings — of unknown age and origin, right in the middle of downtown Sitka. So many people have lived, grown old, and made their own memories on this spot.For an anthropologist, finding a stone tool was almost unavoidable.“And my line is: I came looking for my childhood marbles, and I really lost them that morning when I found this,” Davis said.The object itself resembles a modern wood splitting maul or wedge, except it’s got three faces instead of four. One end is squared off, where you might hit it with another stone.“They’re flat on the top,” Davis said. “That allows a platform for flaking off and using, or pounding — I think. But you know, intelligent guessing is what we’re all capable of. But whether or not we can prove how it was made or what it was used for, I don’t know. That’s far beyond what I know from looking at a rock.”Is it a tool, or just a rock? Davis holds her latest find (r.) next to a similar artifact she found in a root wad at Beaver Lake. There are several more in the collection of the Sheldon Jackson Museum. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)And it does look like a rock. The artifact is nondescript to the untrained eye. I would have walked right by. Davis noticed it because it was a different type of stone than the gravel piled all around this road project.Just a block away is the Sheldon Jackson Museum — and it’s got a small collection  of stone tools, some of which resemble the one Davis  has discovered.Curator Jackie Hamberg thinks it might have had a utilitarian purpose.“And that particular one looks more like a striker, that you would use to work other stone objects in order to create your tools,” Hamber said. “It’s not as thick or as hefty as our wedges that we have here, or the adze blades that are made from stone. But in order to make these stone tools you’re working with other pieces of stone, whether you’re pecking or chipping, or flaking away. So you have to have a really solid rock to work with to make something like this.”Archaeology is not always what people imagine it is: Indiana Jones exploring an ancient, cobwebbed temple. A lot happens out here on construction sites. But not this one. Although Nancy Yaw Davis has worked as a contract archaeologist for a similar project just a few blocks away, the state doesn’t think one is necessary this time.Judy Bittner, head of the State Historic Preservation Office, says the soils under street projects are often too disturbed to allow for careful archaeology, where everything around the artifact — known as “context” — is just as important as the object itself.“And if it’s just sort of random artifacts, you know bottles and things that were part of the detritus of the living population there, and you know what to expect and you already have information from it, and you’re not really going to gain new information about that settlement or the occupation or the time period in history,” Bittner said.Davis knows this as well as anyone, but she’s still a little bit irked. She sees artifacts almost everywhere she goes, and believes there is an important human story literally beneath our feet. Objects like this stone striker — though useless to archaeology in the strict sense — represent a cultural richness that modern society doesn’t fully appreciate.“And I think that we should assume that there were people here, throughout this magnificent area, and there is evidence of them if we learn together how to recognize it,” Davis said.And she wouldn’t mind if the field of Archaeology were a little less territorial.Davis – “And it’s just a highly select, small group of people that have the privilege of being archaeologists. There are more general anthropologists. And I think we have more fun, because we see a larger picture, a different picture.”KCAW – “Archaeologists have more fun?”Davis – “I think they drink more beer than the rest of us!”Yet another reason for Sitkans living near major sewer projects to keep the police on speed dial..last_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing his second rally in West Bengal’s Purulia district.Twitter/BJPTwo days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she feels like giving one “tight slap of democracy” to the Prime Minister, Modi has hit back at Bengal CM saying the slap will become a blessing for him.Addressing his second rally in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Thursday, May 9, PM Modi said, “I was told that Didi has said that she feels like slapping Modi. Didi..oh Didi…I call you Mamata Didi and your slap will become a blessing for me.”Watch the video here:#WATCH PM Modi in Purulia, “Mujhe bataya gaya hai ki yahan Didi ne kahan hai ki woh Modi ko thapad maarna chahti hain. Didi’ o’ Mamata Didi mein toh aapko didi kehta hun, aapka aadar karta hun, aapka thapad bhi mere liye ashirwaad ban jaayega, woh bhi khalunga.” pic.twitter.com/DVZ8MxLVCg— ANI (@ANI) May 9, 2019On Tuesday, the West Bengal CM touched off a war of words with PM Modi when she said that she feels like giving one “tight slap of democracy” to PM Modi. A furious Trinamool Congress supremo claimed that PM Modi deserved the slap for repeatedly accusing her party TMC of using extortion money.Addressing a public rally at Santuri in Purulia, Banerjee said, “Money does not matter to me. That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being tolabaaz, I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy.” Banerjee’s comments on the PM came after Modi said West Bengal under Banerjee was known for “triple T — Trinamool, Tolabaazi, Tax”.#WATCH West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Purulia: Money doesn’t matter to me.That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being Tolabaaz (Toll collector), I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy pic.twitter.com/JnE5xywWJI— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2019At today’s rally, Modi continued to say that if Mamata Didi had the courage to slap those, who looted the money of poor people through chit funds, she wouldn’t be so scared.last_img read more

first_imgThe hackathon event was mainly geared towards women, but male developers interested in mobile apps development were welcomed.When it comes to the fast-growing world of science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM jobs, a Census Bureau study reported that although women make up half of the workforce, only about 26 percent of them go into STEM fields. This underrepresentation of women is why Howard University and AT&T are working together. The goal is to build a strong diverse workforce in technology and entrepreneurship, through a two-day competition: “AT&T & Howard Mobile App Hackathon DC – Women in Tech.”The hackathon event was held Oct 10-11 at the Howard University School of Business. Though it was mainly geared towards women, male developers interested in mobile apps development were welcomed.“Typically, hackathons [in 2014] no longer mean a bunch of people competing to hack into somewhere that they ought not to hack into,” said Micah Crump, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Howard. “So now hackathon has taken on many different meanings, from entrepreneurship competitions, and in today’s hackathon world, it means building an application.”Crump explained that one major stereotype about the technology field is that it is mostly for geeky looking White and Asian men sitting in front of computer. “Lots of times the demographics of IT coders and programmers does not look like Howard University demographic.” Crump said more events like this need to be organized to dispel this stereotype.The hackathon event was mainly geared towards women, but male developers interested in mobile apps development were welcomed.Crump explained that although Black men and women are interested in coding, their lack of exposure to coding and programing hinders their exploration the field. “Women historically are not well represented in this group. AT&T and a lot of their partners have programs geared to bringing women and people of color into coding application space.  The hackathon event also introduced students interested in marketing, sales or advertising to the vast opportunities in the technology field.Students registered for the hackathon were given the option to pair themselves or work on their entrepreneurship idea independently.Andre’a Taylor, a 22-year-old Howard graduate, said that though she has no prior experience in coding, she registered for the competition because she believes she could integrate her entrepreneurship venture by learning how to create a mobile app. One of her group partners, Ranjay Salmon, a senior majoring in systems and computer science, said he registered because he has always been a coding enthusiast. Salmon’s responsibility in the group was making sure the coding for their app, called Doughflow came to fruition.  The app allows roommates to share common area expenses. It works as a communication medium where if they were to decide on buying a couch, each roommate would drop their part of the payment through the app.Technical experts from AT&T and mentors were also in the building to assist students with coding their apps.Jazelle Merrit, a 22-year-old Howard graduate, was a solo participant. Her entrepreneurship venture called Vibes connects social media users through its application. “Now that everything is in the smart world, you kind of have to start thinking about how your ideas can be converted into apps that you can get paid off [from].”“The social network aspect of Vibes is that while it’s changing your mood, you are also able to see how your friends are feeling,” Merrit explained.AT&T Director of Public Affair Yvette Pugh said that in the technology field, there are now a number of things women can do. “It’s not just a male’s field anymore, and that is what AT&T is trying to show with this event.”The competition prizes includes: a $1500 gift card to be split within the team for first place or Best App from a Women Led Team; $1000 gift card cards for Best App from an All-Women Team; $1000 cash as well $500 cash that will be donated to a local women’s organization of the team or individual who wins Best use of IBM Technologies; and $500 gift card for Best Tutorial App using AT&T APIs.last_img read more

first_img Most coffee tables stick to the time-tested formula of slapping a tabletop onto four legs. StoreBound thinks that you deserve something a little more high-tech than that.They’re crowdfunding a more modern take on the coffee table, which they call Sobro. It features a tempered glass top and a clean, white, black, or woodgrain base with gently-curved edges. There’s a pair of small drawers that you can hide things like remotes and game controllers in and one larger drawer that’s a little more exciting.Not Slowbro. Not Sorbo. SOBRO.It’s refrigerated, and it’s tall enough that you can easily fit king cans and bottles of your favorite brew (or whatever other beverages you want to keep frosty and within close reach of the couch) inside. Never again will you have to race out of the room to grab another drink. You can just roll onto your side, reach out, and pluck one from Sobro’s chiller!Cold drinks and clutter aren’t the only thing that Sobro hides. There’s also a pair of 15-Watt speakers on board that you can pair with any nearby Bluetooth device. StoreBound is even throwing in a handy HDMI dongle so you can stream from your home theater.But wait, there’s more! Sobro also offers a pair of standard outlets on each side so you can conveniently plug in things like your laptop charger. No need for wall warts, either: there’s a pair of USB ports than can supply power to your phone/tablet/ereader/smartwatch/etc. Fancy a bit of mood lighting? Flick on Sobro’s integrated LEDs to brighten things up.StoreBound has already crushed their modest $50,000 funding goal. They’ve raked in over a million dollars, in fact, so clearly, there’s demand for what they’re pitching. You can still secure one of your own by pledging at least $649 + shipping… just make sure you have a nice, clean way to run power to it before it arrives so you don’t end up with an extension cord tripping hazard. Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on targetlast_img read more