Notley spells out retaliation in frank chat with BC premier

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says British Columbia’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens the rule of lawin Canada and says she made it clear in a phone call to B.C. Premier John Horgan that her province is retaliating.Notley says they had what she called a “very frank chat.”She says she is also introducing legislation this week to give Alberta the power to reduce oil flows to B.C., which could send gas prices in the province soaring.Notley’s comments after Kinder Morgan announced Sunday it was scaling back work on the Trans Mountain pipeline, saying opposition from the B.C. government puts the project at risk.B.C. is fighting the multibillion-dollar expansion with legal challenges and permit delays over concern about oil spills and coastline protection.The expansion project, from Edmonton to Burnaby, already has federal approval and Notley says B.C.’s actions ignore the rule of law and threaten to provoke a constitutional crisis.last_img read more

Ontario Beckons Hollywood With Solid Infrastructure Seasoned Crews and Enticing Incentives

first_imgCREDIT: COURTESY OF FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES Twitter Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Canada’s Ontario province, the country’s most populous, has long been a hotbed of production – especially film and TV projects from Hollywood that are seeking a solid infrastructure and experienced crews.Responding to this demand, Ontario’s largest city, Toronto, has over the years become home to many modern soundstages and production service companies. Filmmakers and TV producers can also rely on the province’s deep based of experienced film crew. Plus, stateside producers can avail themselves of a favorable exchange rate, where 80 U.S. cents can buy one Canadian dollar, and a 21.5% refundable tax credit that can be combined with Canada’s federal incentive.READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Canadas Third World brought to the screen

first_imgAPTN National NewsA powerful documentary of Canada’s Third World is taking Ottawa by storm.Ottawa filmmaker Andree Cazabon brings her latest film, Third World Canada, to Ottawa with hopes of changing life in remote communities.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis was at the screening.last_img

Lots of opportunities to help at the North Peace BC SPCA

first_imgVolunteering opportunities are very important positions for the NPBCSPCA. Whether you donate your time sorting bottles that have been donated to the branch you can also take on fundraising efforts, helping with administration work or volunteering your time to work directly with the animals. There is an application process that requires approval before a position can be assigned to the applicant.Currently, the NPSPCA has a lot of cats and although some are able to be transferred to other BCSPCA locations another way to help is by fostering a cat in your home. This is providing the cat with a temporary home.There are currently job opportunities at the NPSPCA. Applicants can get in touch with Candace Buchamer, Branch Manager of the NPBCSPCA.The next Annual General Meeting is being held Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00 pm at the Windward Resources Building at 9989-79th Ave.Fika encourages people to go down to the NPBCSPCA or out to a General Meeting, it is a good way to see what is being done in the shelter and organization as well as finding out a way that you can help.To contact the NPSPCA; CLICK HERE To view the NPSPCA FB Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace BC SPCA (NPBCSPCA) needs your help to ensure the operations and animals are taken care of with various volunteer and membership opportunities.Grace Fika, NPBCSPCA Community Councilor Chair shared the various ways a person that is interested in animal welfare can help out at the local branch. As the NPSPCA is a non-profit organization it is of great help when members of the community come together to provide additional support to the organization to keep it running smoothly.Ways you can support the NPBCSPCA, shared Fika is through Membership running from January to December. Cost of membership is a tax-deductible $30 for the year, you are welcome to have a voice in the northern decisions that affect the NPSPCA. Members can participate in Annual General Meetings by being present and just listening to being a fully active member which is your choice. For $350 you can be a lifetime member.last_img read more

UNSG Appoints Pakistani General as MINURSO Commander

United Nations – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed Major-General Muhammad Tayyab Azam as commander of the MINURSO.“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major-General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan as the Force Commander of MINURSO,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.#UNSG Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of #Pakistan as Force Commander of #MINURSO. #WesternSahara— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) September 4, 2015Major General Azam will succeed Major General Major Imam Edy Mulyono of Indonesia, whose tour of duty ends on 17 September 2015, Dujarric pointed out in a press briefing. Major General Azam brings to this position 30 years of national and international military experience. He currently serves as Inspector General of the Frontier Corps and prior to that has served as Director General and Deputy Director of the Intelligence Services from 2010 to 2014.Major General Muhammad Azam, who commanded an infantry brigade from 2009 to 2010, also served as United Nations Military Observer in Democratic Republic of Congo from 2000 to 2001.He has Master’s degrees in Defense and Strategic Studies from the National Defense University of Islamabad and in International Affairs from the Balochistan University, Pakistan.With MAP read more

Financial Times Five Reasons Why You Should Live in Casablanca

Rabat – Financial Times has made a list on the reasons why people should live in Casablanca. Describing Casablanca as Africa’s ‘financial powerhouse,” the magazine recalled the Global Financial Centres Index, which listed Morocco as Africa’s leading financial center. According to the magazine Casablannca’s success “can be attributed in part” to Casablanca Finance City (CFC) being created in 2010.CFC is a Moroccan business hub, which has several partnerships with financial centers in Singapore, London, Paris, Montreal, and Busan. Its role is to attract and encourage international investors to expand in Africa by offering an integrated ecosystem. Managed by the Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFCA), the leading investment received the Economic Francophone Award in Brussels, as a Moroccan financial center with Pan-African vocation. Besides the business assets of the city, Casablanca’s architecture is one reason why people should choose it as a place of residence, according to Financial Times.The newspaper said that the city’s architecture and culture reflect the Casablanca’s rich history,  because it “has been governed by the Roman empire, the British, the Spanish and, more recently, the French, who left when Morocco gained independence in 1956.”Read Also: Morocco Officially Offers License to Heetch APP to Operate in CasablancaAdorned by large white buildings, the city has a “mixture of art deco and Moorish styles, wrote the Financial Times. The publication also mentioned the beautifully situated Hassan II mosque, which is the second largest in Africa.Culinary diversity is another reason to fall for the city, according to the magazine. “From fresh seafood and French cooking at the celebrated Taverne du Dauphin to traditional Moroccan cuisine at Le Cuisto Traditionnel and even the famous camel meat sandwiches at Ibil Snack on Rue Jura in the city’s Maarif district, you never need eat the same thing twice.”Cost of living in the city of Casablanca is also seductive. According to the magazine, the cost of living in Casablanca is 60 percent lower than in London.Last but not least, Casablanca is heaven for surfers. “With its warm summers, mild winters and long Atlantic coastline, Casablanca is a surfers’ paradise — so much so that Stab, a surfing magazine, named Casablanca one of the world’s top 10 cities for surfers,” according to the Financial Times. read more

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

MIAMI — An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations.Citing a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, The Miami Herald reports Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was arrested Thursday on the sabotage charge and is accused of disabling the flight’s navigation system.The July 17 flight from Miami International Airport to Nassau in the Bahamas was aborted when the tampering caused an error alert.Alani told authorities he didn’t want to harm the aircraft or the 150 people aboard, but instead intended to cause a delay or cancellation “in anticipation of obtaining overtime work.”Alani said the monthslong dispute between American Airlines and the 12,000-employee mechanics’ union had affected him financially.In a statement, the airline said it is “taking this matter very seriously.”The Associated Press read more

Annan launches wideranging search for refugee chief in new transparency policy

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is writing to Member States seeking names for a new High Commissioner for Refugees in addition to those emerging from his own consultations, and his Chef de Cabinet, Mark Malloch Brown, is sending a similar letter to major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in refugee issues, spokesman Fred Eckhard told a news briefing in New York.”In the letter, the Secretary-General says that he can only be sure of finding the best person for one of the most important jobs in the UN system if the best qualified candidates come forward and are judged against transparent selection criteria,” Mr. Eckhard added.In outlining some of the necessary criteria, Mr. Annan says he wants someone with a thorough knowledge of refugee issues and of unimpeachable personal and professional integrity.He or she must have proven skills in the management of a complex organization and, of course, be an unflinching champion of the cause of refugees, not only by providing for their relief but also by firmly upholding the international principles which entitle them to protection, Mr. Eckhard said.Mr. Lubbers yesterday handed over temporary leadership responsibilities for the agency to Deputy High Commissioner Wendy Chamberlin after Mr. Annan welcomed his resignation as being in the best interest of UNHCR, its staff and the refugees it serves.Throughout the controversy, Mr. Lubbers vigorously denied the accusations, dismissing them as a campaign of slander. The charges came from a UNHCR staffer who said the 65-year-old former Dutch Prime Minister sexually harassed her during a meeting in December 2003. On Sunday, after Mr. Lubbers submitted his resignation, Mr. Annan said in a statement that while he had accepted legal advice that the original allegations could not be substantiated, “the continuing controversy has made the High Commissioner’s position impossible.”The ninth head of the UNHCR since its establishment in 1951, Mr. Lubbers served since 1 January 2001, when he succeeded Sadako Ogata of Japan. read more

Philippines UN humanitarian chief appeals for support for typhoon survivors

Funding “Tens of thousands of people are living in the open or sheltering in the remains of their homes and badly damaged public buildings, exposed to rain and wind. Many have lost loved ones and are traumatized by their experience. Our focus is now on scaling up our efforts,” Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said at a press conference in the capital, Manila.The typhoon slammed the country over the weekend and according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), some 11 million people have been affected, and more than 600,000 people have been displaced.Ms. Amos has been travelling to the worst-affected areas, including the city of Tacloban, where she spoke to survivors who were homeless and waiting for relief supplies to reach them. She also met with President Benigno Aquino III, and senior Government officials who are leading response efforts, and assured them of the humanitarian community’s continued support.“People with absolutely nothing are doing their best to regain some degree of normality,” Ms. Amos said. “We must do all we can to ensure they receive the help they desperately need.”The delivery of aid has been hampered by a series of logistical challenges. While most airports have now reopened, electricity and power are still to be restored in some areas. Many roads are covered in debris and there are fuel shortages. However, as each hour and day passes, more aid is reaching people affected, OCHA said. Highlights “Today and in the next few days things will get even better as our capacity increases,” Ms. Amos said. “We know that much more is required.”On Tuesday, Ms. Amos launched an appeal for $301 million to provide humanitarian assistance, and UN agencies are stepping up efforts to provide health and medical supplies, as well as food. Yesterday, the World Food Programme (WFP) airlifted life-saving supplies, including 2,500 metric tonnes of high-energy biscuits, to Tacloban.In addition, the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) deployed dozens of satellite phones equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System) to facilitate search and rescue efforts, along with other equipment to help families re-establish contact.Meanwhile, as he began his visit in Latvia as part of a trip to the wider Baltic region, Secretary-Meanwhile, as he began his visit in Latvia as part of a trip to the wider Baltic region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a joint press conference with President Andris Berzinš that all UN humanitarian agencies and teams are on the ground in the Philippines working to provide necessary humanitarian assistance. “There is utter devastation. People are desperate for food, water, shelter, supplies and information about their loved ones. I am especially concerned about the tens of thousands of people exposed to the elements. We are doing everything possible to rush assistance to those who need it” said Mr. Ban.The UN chief also said that now is the time for the international community to stand with the people of the Philippines. “They are showing great courage and resilience, but they need our help – and they need it now and they need it fast,” he said. read more

International support for Somalia must focus on rebuilding security averting famine –

“This is something that we need to solve to give AMISOM the capacity to really create the conditions to allow the Government and the new security institutions of Somalia to then be able to assume the responsibility of the security of their own country,” he said. Mr. Guterres also called for greater coordination in support of the Somali Government to build up the Somali National Army and the Somali Police to create the conditions for a unified national army and a unified police front.UN chief calls for $900M to fight droughtSomalia is facing prolonged drought which has left more than half the population of the country in need of humanitarian assistance. The situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 remains very real, despite an already massive scale-up of assistance since the beginning of the year.The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the drought, leading to what could be one of the biggest humanitarian disasters since World War II.In his opening remarks, Mr. Guterres called for an additional $900 million to aid the 6.2 million people whose crops have withered, livestock has died and waterholes have dried up.Some 275,000 malnourished Somali children are currently at risk of starvation, according to UN figures.“If there is an image that I will never forgetin my life it is [the one] of children dying already, where they could [have been] assisted because they just arrived too late,” Mr. Guterres said speaking at an event on a response to the humanitarian crisis. RELATED: ‘The world must act now to stop this,’ UN chief Guterres says on visit to drought-hit SomaliaThe UN chief had travelled two months ago to the capital, Mogadishu, and Baidoa, in the south-western Bay region, to ask the people in Somalia if they were receiving aid and to appeal for more support from the international community. “Somalia now hangs in the balance between peril and potential. Here in London, we can tip the scales from danger to safety,” said Mr. Guterres. At the end of the day, Mr. Guterres spoke alongside Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, and Mohamed Somali President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo.“This conference was an unmitigated success,” Mr. Guterres said. He reiterated that the international community needs to massively support Somalia by responding to its humanitarian appeal, fully support the Government in building up national institutions and AMISOM, and support the new National Development Plan of Somalia. “We are here to listen to Somalia’s leadership – and to agree on a framework for cooperation,” Secretary-General António Guterres told the heads of State and Government from across East Africa and other key partners at the London Somalia Conference 2017. Mr. Guterres noted that Somalia is at a moment which is both “tragic and hopeful” and “can be in the near future the kind of good news that we badly need” in the world.A legitimate Federal Government was established in 2012 in Somalia, and Al-Shabaab was pushed out of several key cities by the UN Security Council-mandated African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).Fighting continues to devastate the country, however, with violations of human rights and international humanitarian law occurring with impunity, Mr. Guterres noted.He highlighted the need for predictable funding for AMISOM, and suggested the possibility of assessed contributions. The AU force was created 2012 and began fighting before it had helicopters, night vision systems or armoured vehicles. Somalia is facing famine triggered by a major drought. Photo: IOM/Mary-Sanyu Osire read more

Argentina and Chile sign agreement for development of Los Azules

first_imgMinerAndian reports that the Governments of Argentina and Chile agreed last month a protocol for Los Azules mining project, which “establishes the parameters to facilitate prospection and exploration works that the company operating the concession will have to face.”The deposit located in San Juan is the largest known reserve of silver in the Trans-Andean region and currently considered a priority by the Argentinian Ministry of Mining.It is estimated that Los Azules can become one of the world’s largest porphyry deposits. The project, held by Canadian company McEwen Mining, is located north of Pachon, province of San Juan.MinerAndia reports further that it is expected to produce 159,000 t/y of fine copper through conventional floatation.“The area has the potential to become one of the world’s largest and lowest-cost copper porphyry deposits. It has a large exploration potential to extend its reserves”, said MacEwen.The PEA effective September 1 used the assumptions of $3.00/lb copper, $1,300/oz gold, and $17/oz silver. The project generates a robust $2.2 billion After-Tax NPV (discounted at 8%) and 20.1% After-Tax IRR. The results of the 2017 PEA demonstrate that Los Azules is a robust, high margin, rapid pay-back, and long-life open pit mine at current copper, gold and silver prices.The PEA also includes an updated resource estimate, which incorporates the results of the 2016-2017 drilling program. The copper resource contains 10,200 Mlb Indicated and 19,300 Mlb Inferred.Generalised technical and economic parameters include a copper price of $2.75/lb, site operating costs of $1.70/t for mining, $5.00/t for processing and $1.00/t for general and administration, a pit slope of 34° and 90% metallurgical recovery.last_img read more

Counterfeit vodka material seized in a shed in Louth

first_imgTwo people were questioned after the seizure on Wednesday night.The find was an intelligence-led operation involving a number of European Customs agencies, the Revenue’s Customs Service and An Garda Síochána.Gardaí say that investigations are continuing.Read: Twenty cases of counterfeit vodka hidden in air conditioning unit seized>Read: Cigarettes hidden in 12 suitcases seized at Cork Airport> COUNTERFEIT VODKA PRODUCTION material was seized in Louth during the week.Over 110,000 bottle closures, 400,000 counterfeit vodka labels and 500 counterfeit cardboard outer cases were found in a shed in Kilcurry.While counterfeit alcohol was not discovered, a bottle filling machine and ancillary equipment was seized.last_img

Neil Armstrongs Apollo 11 life insurance was autographs

first_imgOn August 25 we were sad to learn of the death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to ever set foot on the moon, and a name that will forever live on in the history books.Neil Armstrong was a very intelligent man, and carried out the roles of aerospace engineer and pilot before becoming an astronaut. But his intelligence didn’t just extend to his career, he also knew enough about money to make sure his family and friends were taken care of whatever happened to him in his very dangerous job.As you’d expect, Neil Armstrong and his fellow astronauts couldn’t get life insurance for their trip to the moon. No insurance company would ever take that gamble when these guys were attempting something that had never been done before. Or at least, any that did wanted a ridiculous amount of money up front.But that didn’t stop the crew of Apollo 11 taking out a different form of life insurance. No insurance company was involved, however, Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins instead sat there signing autographs during quarantine in the month before launch.In that time hundreds of autographs were signed by the three. Those autographs were all done on envelopes, which were then handed to a friend who delivered them to the post office for postmarking on specific, important days.The end result was a load of very valuable envelopes, all carrying the autographs of the astronauts and postmarks on dates such as July 20, 1969. If Apollo 11 had never made it back those envelopes could have been sold for huge sums of money and the astronauts’ families catered for financially. As it turns out, the three returned with the value in those envelopes assured by their historic mission.If you’re wondering how much such an envelope would fetch, apparently they were selling at auction for $30,000 some 20 years ago. That’s sure to have increased significantly if any were to turn up at auction today.via NPRlast_img read more

Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each

first_img By AFP A MAN AND a woman each serving time for killing their first spouses have married in a prison in western Nepal – but won’t be able to consummate the marriage until the groom is released in 14 years.The couple are both in Kalikot District Jail where Dilli Koirala, 33, is serving a 20-year sentence for murdering his wife, while Mimkosha Bista has another four years to serve for killing her husband.The match between the convicted murderers, who had never met prior to the marriage ceremony, was set up by Koirala’s mother – also in prison for helping her son kill his first wife.“He murdered his wife and I did in my husband. His mother likes me and that is one of the reasons I drew close to him,” Bista, 30, said after the wedding ceremony, according to Republica newspaper.A Hindu ceremony was performed by a local priest on Thursday morning, witnessed by jail staff and fellow inmates, prison official Sanjay Mahato told international news agency AFP. Short URL Feb 25th 2017, 11:29 AM Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison. Image: Shutterstock/wacpan They are not allowed to stay together in the jail as we have separate sections for male and female prisoners. But we have decided to allow them to have a face to face chat twice a month.Lawyer Danam Raj Bam, who attended the unusual marriage, told AFP that the couple had decided to get hitched because they thought they would be unlikely to find anyone else willing to marry them.“Since we both happen to have committed the same kind of crime, we won’t be in any position to look down upon one another,” the groom Koirala said, according to local media.Kalikot District Jail is a small prison in rural western Nepal with just 53 prisoners – 50 men and three women.- © AFP 2017.Read: Pele’s son turns himself in for 12-year prison sentenceRead: Abducted by a dictator – Spain’s ‘stolen babies’ http://jrnl.ie/3258586 center_img 18,565 Views 22 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/wacpan Share Tweet Email1 Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 11:29 AMlast_img read more

Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 12,952 Views Monday 19 Jun 2017, 10:43 AM http://jrnl.ie/3451529 The wreckage of cars after the devastating forest fire in the area of Pedrogao Grande Source: Zhang Liyun/Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesLuisilda Malheiro and her husband Eduardo Abreu, farmers both aged 62, escaped the hellish route N-236.“We escaped in time, me on the tractor and he with our van,” Luisilda said.“Our house is still there but we lost everything else: the chickens, the rabbits and the ducks. We were only able to save two goats,” she said.The international community stepped in to help, with the European Union and neighbouring Spain offering water-bombing planes.“I am shocked and horrified by the many lives claimed by today’s devastating fires,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who comes from Portugal, said.“The United Nations stands ready to assist in any way possible,” he said.‘Sharing their pain’ Portugal was sweltering under a severe heatwave over the weekend, with temperatures topping 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in several regions.About 35 forest fires continue to burn across the country today, with more than 2,000 firefighters and 660 vehicles mobilised.Dozens of people who fled their homes were taken in by residents of the nearby municipality of Ansiao.“There are people who arrived saying they didn’t want to die in their homes, which were surrounded by flames,” Ansiao resident Ricardo Tristao said.President Marcelo Rebelo went to the Leiria region to meet victims’ families, saying he was “sharing their pain in the name of all the Portuguese people”.Portugal was hit by a series of fires last year which devastated more than 100,000 hectares (1,000 square kilometres) of the mainland.Fires on the tourist island of Madeira in August killed three people, while during 2016 around 40 homes were destroyed and 5,400 hectares of land burned.In 1966, a blaze in the forest of Sintra, west of Lisbon, killed 25 soldiers trying to battle the flames.- © AFP 2017Read: Death toll from raging Portuguese forest fire rises to at least 62 Portugal in mourning as firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfire At least 62 people died as the fire swept through central Portugal at the weekend. By AFPcenter_img Jun 19th 2017, 10:43 AM Portuguese firefighters work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos Source: Paulo Duarte/AP/Press Association ImagesMORE THAN 1,000 firefighters are battling a giant forest fire that swept through central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people.The country is in mourning after the deadliest such disaster in its recent history, with many victims burnt as they were trapped in their cars.“The fire has reached a level of human tragedy that we have never seen before,” a visibly moved Prime Minister Antonio Costa said. Three official days of mourning began yesterday.Portugal’s national route 236 was transformed into a hellish scene as the ferocious blaze ripped through the wooded countryside around the epicentre in Pedrogao Grande.Although the searing temperatures have dropped slightly today, the fire is still raging, spreading to neighbouring regions of Castelo Branco and Coimbra.Firefighters are continuing a grim search for bodies, with Costa warning yesterday that the death toll could rise.Police chief Almeida Rodrigues blamed dry thunderstorms for the blaze which broke out on Saturday in Pedrogao Grande, saying a tree had been struck by lightning.“Everything burnt very quickly given the strong winds. The flames passed within two or three kilometres of my house,” local resident Isabel Ferreira said.I knew several of the victims. One of my colleagues lost her mother and her four-year-old girl as she could not get them out of the back of the car.The expanse of wooded hills in the area north of Lisbon, which 24 hours before had glowed bright green with eucalyptus plants and pine trees, was gutted by the flames.A thick layer of white smoke blanketed either side of a motorway for about 20 kilometres (12 miles) yesterday, as blackened trees leaned listlessly over charred soil.Some houses have been partly destroyed or abandoned.‘Everything burnt quickly’ Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said 18 of those burned to death had been trapped in their cars engulfed by flames on the road between Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera.Other bodies were found in houses in isolated areas. At least three villages near Pedrogao Grande were evacuated.Another 62 people were injured, with five in a critical state, including a child and four firefighters. 9 Comments Short URL Share201 Tweet Email last_img read more

Simple Geeks Guide to Digital Radio

first_imgStay on target The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services You watch HBO’s Silicon Valley right? How much do you love to hate Russ Hanneman? You know, the guy who “put radio on the internet”. Considering that I live in San Francisco, I feel like I know 20 guys just like that. Like this jerk… oh wait, that’s a photo of me.Regardless, I am glad that someone put radio on the internet because now we can listen to radio from anywhere in the world just by using our phones. Below is a guide on just how to do it.Local Internet Radio StationsIt’s very likely that wherever you live there are some really cool internet radio stations in your area. We have a ton in San Francisco. One of my favorites is BFF.fm. Even though I just recently started recording my podcast there, I’ve been a fan ever since they launched because they’re a community radio station that broadcasts 24/7 and plays interesting and eclectic music. You can find out what’s in your area by googling “internet radio” and the name of the biggest city near you. You’ll discover some awesome stuff.Radio GardenRadio Garden might be the coolest of all your options. When you go to their site, you can spin the globe and see little green dots representing radio stations that are broadcasting all over the world. There are over 8,000 of them! Then you can click on the dot and listen in. As I’m typing this, I’m listening to a really cool radio station in Nairobi!Spotify/PandoraYou’re probably already using on or both of these in your life but I’d be remiss in my duties if I didn’t mention them. Spotify offers lots of ways to explore music, one of them being radio stations centered around particular artists, genres, or moods. Pandora has a more sophisticated algorithm for choose music for your radio station, but they have WAY too many live versions of songs. I mean come on Pandora, nobody wants to hear a live version of a Flock of Seagulls song. PS. I miss Rdio.BBC iPlayer RadioThe venerable Beeb has been on the forefront of radio since your grandparents were kids. Considering how it’s a corporate/state run mash-up I’ve always been surprised at the diversity of its stations. That’s what makes BBC iPlayer Radio cool. You can stream any one of their stations, from talk radio to breaking music, right on your phone. Plus it all comes along with very posh British accents. I like how they pronounce “schedule.”TuneInTuneIn is pretty rad. You can listen to millions of podcasts and over 100,000 radio stations from around the world. Plus it’s social, so you can interact with other users sharing suggestions and making lists. It’s perfect for radio lovers of any level of level of obsession.EarbitsThis is great if you wanna get turned on to music you’ve never heard before. They don’t play any mainstream stuff so you can get hip to what’s happening way before your friends. Yes, finally you get to be the one crossing your arms, rolling your eyes, and saying “You mean you don’t know who Richie Cunning is?”Sirius XMYou know about Sirius XM. Your mom probably has it in the car. There are hundreds of stations ranging from ranty talk radio to classic soul music. There aren’t commercials, but it’s not often you‘re gonna hear rare and undiscovered stuff.Xtend FM RadioThe coolest part about Xtend FM Radio is its interface. It looks just like an old school (ha! Like seven years ago old school) digital radio tuner that you would have in your car. The options aren’t particularly plentiful compared to something like TuneIn or Radio Garden but what they do have is packed with good content. And you can assign preset channels like you do with a car radio, so you can easily toggle between your favorite stations.Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, TV host and poet. Follow him at BrokeAssStuart.com. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Pelligrini keen on signing Wilshere for West Ham

first_imgNew West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has now set his sights on Jack Wilshere for a summer move,  reports the Daily StarThe English midfielder’s contract at Arsenal expires this month and it remains to be seen whether he will be retained by the newly-appointed head coach Unai Emery.After being announced as David Moyes’ replacement at the London Stadium for next season, Pellegrini has reportedly begun monitoring Wilshere’s uncertain future at Arsenal and is keen on making an attempt to sign him.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Chilean is a known long-term admirer of the 26-year-old’s and had been interested in signing him during his time in charge at Manchester City.Wilshere is currently aware on holiday after being omitted from Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Russia after a set of recurring ankle injuries ultimately cost him the chance to earn a place in the team.However, Wilshere did make 38 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season after enduring a difficult couple of years struggling for regular minutes due to his constant injury setbacks.last_img read more

Last minute goal sets Saints back on track

first_imgSouthampton FC midfielder Tom O’connor saved the day for his club by scoring a last minute goal that led his team to victory on Friday night match against Wolves.The saints who started with a two-goal lead had lost hope after the wolves come back in the second half, but for the 93rd minute saving goal by Tom O’Conner.Saints manager Radhi Jaïdi in his opinion on the game, says although he was disappointed they let the opposing team take charge in the game, he was pleased with his boys for reclaiming the last seconds of game.“I enjoyed the game, that’s my assessment,” Jaïdi said via Club’s official website.“In the periods where we conceded two goals, it was difficult to accept. The boys showed resilience and character to come back stronger.Ralph HasenhüttlHasenhuttl wants Saints to be aggressive against Watford Obinna Echi – April 22, 2019 Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has demanded more urgency and aggressiveness from his players when they play Watford on Tuesday night.The Saints were dispatched by Ayoze Perez hat-trick…“It’s a great goal, and a great comeback. The winner came in stoppage time, a Tom O’Connor header from a corner – which is something we work on every day in training.“We didn’t drop our heads, we stayed in the game. Credit to the boys.“On the opposite side, we’ve let a two-goal lead slip. You can’t allow yourself to switch off.“Two goals conceded in 60 seconds is not acceptable and the boys agree with that.“But overall, there’s a lot of good stuff to take from this game – we controlled a lot of the match and I’m pleased with the win. We’re back on track.”last_img read more

Latest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majority

first_imgLawmakers are continuing work in Juneau. The House Rules Committee on Tuesday unveiled the latest attempt to rewrite tax credits for the oil and gas industry. The bill would save the state more money over the next three years than a previous version. But the savings are much less than what Governor Bill Walker proposed.Download AudioRep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, during discussions about the state operating budget shortly before it was passed out of the House Finance Committee, March 9, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)However, the savings under the new version would grow beginning in 2020.Anchorage Republican Representative Lance Pruitt worked with others on the bill. He says the House could pass the legislation – something that it’s been unable to do with previous versions.“I think the goal was to see if there something we could pass over to the Senate,” said Pruitt. “I mean, obviously, this was kind of at a deadlock, where it was.”The bill would save the state up to 80 million in the fiscal year that starts in July 2017. Those savings would grow to be as much as 390 million in 2022.Pruitt says the bill balances the interests of the state in reducing credits, with encouraging the industry to continue to invest. It also phases out credits more slowly than Walker proposes.But Anchorage Democratic Representative Andy Josephson says he’s concerned with the bill. Josephson participated in legislative talks on the new version.“We’re going to continue to look at spending close to a billion dollars a year on our total credit portfolio. I think that’s unsustainable and unaffordable,” Josephson said.Even if enough members of the Republican-led House majority vote for the bill so it passes, it still faces a major hurdle. That’s because members of the Democratic-led minority caucus can block one of the principal ways that the state can pay for the budget – drawing from the Constitutional Budget Reserve. Democrats say they won’t vote to spend money from the reserve if the state continues to pay out large oil and gas tax credits.The tax credit issue has held up the Legislature from ending its session. An agreement could lead to several other major bills passing, including changes to the Permanent Fund and cuts to Permanent Fund dividends.last_img read more

UP Home Secretarys midnight visit to Noida police station

first_imgNOIDA: The Principal Secretary (Home) of Uttar Pradesh, Avanish Awasthi, made a surprise midnight visit to a police station in Noida on Saturday. The news of his visit to the station in Sector 20 spread like wildfire in the Noida police department, sending the officers in a tizzy. The Senior Superintendent of Police, the Superintendent of Police, the station in-charge and other officers reached the police station in no time. During the hour-long visit, Awasthi inspected the lock-up, barrack, store room and residential premises meant for the staff and found many irregularities. Awasthi directed the authorities to take remedial measures and sought a detailed report from the Gautam Buddha Nagar SSP. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us Police sources said the Home Secretary may have wanted to know first hand how prepared is the city of Noida in case of any eventuality in the aftermath of removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Awasthi gave directions to the authorities to tighten the security across Noida. Awasthi was appointed the Principal Secretary (Home) on July 30. He suspended the Bulandshahr SSP recently after finding him allegedly involved in a racket of transfers and postings.last_img read more