32000 Belgian students march to demand climate protections

BRUSSELS — Thousands of students skipped school for the third week in a row and more than 30,000 swamped the centre of Brussels to demand better protection of the world’s climate.What started out as a march of a few thousand high school student swelled to a vocal movement that Thursday also included many that skipped courses at university. Brussels police estimated the crowds at 32,000, who braved the cold and snowy conditions.Another climate march — adults included — is set for Sunday. It drew some 70,000 last month.“The planet can do without us, but we cannot do without the planet,” was one of the many signs carried around.The Associated Press read more

European and United States forestry sector hit hard by global recession –

The 56-country UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), whose membership includes the United States and Canada, accounts for nearly half of global forests, and the region is also the largest global producer, consumer, exporter and importer of wood and paper products.The new joint report by UNECE and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) found that consumption, production and trade of forest products reached record highs in 2006, with a slight downturn registered in 2007.That decline accelerated in 2008, marking the sharpest drop since the first oil shock of 1973, and continued into the first half of this year, it said.But the study pointed to marked distinctions between the three UNECE subregions, with consumption marking 3 per cent growth in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).However, with forest products markets primarily driven by housing construction requiring lumber, which tumbled dramatically in North America and Europe, consumption plummeted by nearly 13 per cent and almost 6 per cent, respectively.From a peak of 2.2 million new homes in 2006, new constructions took a nose-dive, falling 25 per cent in 2007, 34 per cent in 2008 and an estimated 50 per cent this year. The UNECE/FAO study said that housing construction was down by 14 per cent last year and the same amount in 2009.Although more houses continue to be built in the CIS, the pace has softened, the agencies said.The fall in demand has pushed the real prices of building materials to their lows since the 1940s, while the paper sector is also falling deeper in to crisis, with production in Europe, North America and the CIS all reporting declines.UNECE and FAO reported that some mills in the region have permanently ceased their operations, while forest owners and managers have cut back on their harvests, resulting in unemployment, as well as less income and tax revenues.On the bright side, the new report noted that the wood energy sector seems to be immune to the current economic downturn, as demand for renewable energy sources, such as wood biomass, continues to steadily climb thanks to government policies towards climate change mitigation and energy security. 4 August 2009The current economic crisis has pushed the European and the United States forestry sector into an even larger slump, according to a new United Nations study. read more

Walmart Canada introduces five cent charge for plastic bags

TORONTO — Walmart Canada will begin to charge customers for plastic bags as part of its strategy for cutting the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills.Beginning on Feb. 9, customers will be charged five cents each for plastic bags, with reusable bags available for a discounted rate of 25 cents each.The company — headquartered in Mississauga, west of Toronto — said that the introduction of a small fee in other countries has helped Walmart to reduce the number of plastic bags by more than half.Wal-Mart Mart Stores Inc pulls plug on smallest store format, shuts 269 stores around the worldCanadian Tire Ltd suing Wal-Mart Canada Corp for allegedly copying clip-on Christmas lightsWalmart says some of the proceeds from the new charge will go toward supporting recycling initiatives for grocery bags and other thin plastic objects.The company said it’s also going to improve in-store recycling and collection programs and work with suppliers to find ways of removing plastic from its packaging.Walmart Canada has 397 stores and serves more than 1.2 million customers per day. read more

Afghanistan UN mission condemns alleged shelling by national army which killed 9

Initial reports indicate that the casualties, including four boys, killed from the impact of the shelling were fired by the Afghan National Army, according to a statement from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), adding that the shelling injured three other persons near a mosque in the village.The UN mission expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery to the injured.According to the statement, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani assigned a delegation to investigate the attack prompting UNAMA to urge the Government to ensure an independent, impartial and transparent investigation and that those responsible be held accountable, and to provide appropriate compensation and support to victims and their families.“UNAMA reiterates its call for all parties to the conflict, including pro-Government forces, to cease firing explosive weapons into civilian-populated areas and urges the Government to prioritize the development and approval of a national policy on civilian casualty mitigation backed by an action plan with concrete objectives to prevent civilian casualties in the conduct of hostilities,” the statement concluded. read more

Stickwielding farmers attack cyclists during Scottish borders road race

first_imgThe two men can be seen standing in the middle of the road brandishing long sticksCredit:Iain Elliott/YouTube/Deadline News A video clip filmed on a GoPro by Iain Elliott shows cyclists approach the two men The men, who were captured on one of the cyclist’s GoPro cameras, were said to have poked the sticks through riders’ spokes, hit them and caused at least one rider to fall off.Cyclist Brian Ogg wrote on the event’s Facebook page: “A great day out, however almost ruined by the 2 farmers who tried to create a road block as wave 1 joined the A701 by standing in the middle of the road with sticks in each hand trying to get them through the spokes.” Event organiser, Neil Dalgleish, said he was told at least one rider had been forced off his bike and had to be taken to hospital.He said: “I think a truly special day was marred by some thugs, some idiots.”Their behaviour is disgusting, and they are a disgrace to the whole of the Borders, let alone their own communities.”We have had to make it clear that this kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable. It could have caused serious injuries or worse.”In recent years, farmers have expressed concerns at not being able to move between their fields at harvest time due to cycling events.A Police Scotland spokeswoman said they had not yet managed to identify the two men but that a member of the public who had reported the incident had said they were local farmers staging a protest.“We can confirm that we are aware of interactions between participants and members of the public at the Tour O the Borders event on Sunday, September 3,” she said.“At this point no injuries have been reported to police, however officers are still establishing the full circumstances.” Cyclists taking part in a road race through the mountains of the Scottish borders were attacked by elderly men brandishing sticks who tried to block their path.The two men, thought to be in their 70s, were both dressed in tweed and flat caps and were said to be local farmers protesting at the road closures preventing them from getting between their fields during the harvest.Police are investigating the incident and are keen to speak to witnesses who saw the men, who had disappeared by the time they arrived on the scene.The 74-mile race, which began and ended in Peebles, some 23 miles south of Edinburgh, attracted almost 2,000 competitors and required the closure of several local roads.Angry cyclists vented their fury online, and organisers of the Tour O The Borders event branded the men’s actions “totally outrageous” and said they were “horrified” by what had happened. A spokesman for Tesco Bank, which sponsors the annual ride, said: “We feel that the event was a success, we had over 2,000 participants and lots of people cheering the participants on.“We are aware of the incident and that the Police are looking into it.” Another, Patrick Hutton, said: “Only actually saw one of them, who had a wee face-off with a rider in front of me, Older bloke, long coat and holding what looked like sections of rodding, as you would use for clearing drains.”In footage posted online, the two pensioners appear in the middle of the road, brandishing sticks and try to stop the cyclists from passing, forcing them to slow down or stop.Most swerve around the pair but one cycles through the middle.Eddie Petrie, who was in the first wave of riders and witnessed the incident, said: “The cyclists in front started to slow down, because something was something on the road.“As I got closer I saw what I assumed were two farmers, and each had a 3ft or 4ft long stick in each hand. They were standing in the middle of the road and the cyclists were just trying to get past.”It was a totally appalling unprovoked attack which spoiled the day. Hopefully something will be done and these two idiots will be brought to justice in some way.”Paul Mellotte, another competitor, said: “I cycled up towards them and noticed they were both holding out big sticks I asked them what has happened and was there a problem ahead? One of them said, ‘You are the problem.’ “I had to stop my bike and then I pushed with my foot to get past them.” A video clip filmed on a GoPro by Iain Elliott shows cyclists approach the two menCredit:Iain Elliott/YouTube/Deadline News The two men can be seen standing in the middle of the road brandishing long sticks Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Shazam Spotify Team Up

first_imgMusic tagging service Shazam is getting a powerful new ally–the popular European music service Spotify. Says Spotify head, Daniel Ek of the deal, “Now if you hear a great new track you can identify it, listen to it instantly in its entirety and easily add it to your music collection. That’s pretty powerful stuff.”Spotify will be added to the list of services that users can purchase identified music from, alongside bigger stores like Amazon and iTunes.Spotify was founded in Sweden in 2006. Unlike Shazam, which has made major waves in the US, courtesy of its iPhone app, the service has yet to break into this country, a market still almost entirely dominated by Apple’s music service. The service has become popular quite quickly in its native continent, however. No word on whether this European deal will help speed up the service’s arrival in the States.last_img read more

Free travel in Delhi metro buses for women says CM Arvind Kejriwal

first_img Close CM Arvind Kejriwal is ‘cancer’ for Delhi: Kapil Mishra IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:13Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:12?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Arvind Kejriwal is addressing a press conference in Delhi.Twitter/ANIAhead of 2020 Assembly elections in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, June 3, announced free rides on public transport, including Delhi Metro and DTC buses, for women. The development came almost 10 days after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was wiped out in all seven Lok Sabha seats in the recently concluded general election.Addressing a press conference, Arvind Kejriwal said that the expense of the free ride scheme will be borne by the Delhi government which will be around Rs 1200 crore. “On all DTC buses, cluster buses and metro trains, women will be allowed to travel free of cost so that they have safe travel experience and can access modes of transport which they were not able to, due to high prices,” Kejriwal said.The Delhi CM said that the security of women is of utmost importance for his party. “We have taken two important decisions — first is installing CCTV cameras across Delhi, while the other is free public transport for women,” Kejriwal said.Kejriwal also clarified that subsidy will not be imposed on anyone as the free ride scheme is optional. “There are several women who can afford these modes of transport. Those who can afford can purchase tickets, they needn’t take subsidy. We encourage those, who can afford, to buy tickets and not take subsidy so that others could benefit,” the Delhi CM said.The move by the Delhi government is yet to be cleared by the centre.The AAP contested in 40 Lok Sabha seats in nine states and Union Territories out of which it won in one. The poll results came as a shock to the party as it builds up for the assembly elections in Delhi in 2020.last_img read more

SoftBank Tencent lead race to buy 21 stake in PolicyBazaar Report

first_imgReutersGlobal investors Tencent and Softbank are planning to buy Tiger Global’s 21 percent stake in Policybazaar, according to reports. Etechaces Marketing and Consulting, owns Policybazaar and Paisabazaar. The New York-based investor is seeking about $300 million in the stake sale in Etechaces. The deal values the company at $1.5 billion.  Reuters fileAs per the Economic Times report, SoftBank has plans to increase its stake to about 20 percent in the company. The report also added that Tiger Global has appointed a banker to initiate the deal.   Tiger Global has been selling its stakes in companies like Flipkart and has made about $3 billion from stake sales last year. It also partially left the online transportation major Ola, selling major stakes in the company this year. The global investor had invested about $50-60 million in Etechaces. De-mergers | Representational ImageThe Modi government has proposed allowing 100 percent FDI in insurance intermediaries.Etechaces boosted its business with Policybazar and Paisabazaar, taking them past market leaders like Coverfox. The marketing and consulting company is now stepping into the online health service and car service verticals through its start-ups DocPrime and QuickFixCars, respectively.Etechaces expects to reach a net revenue of Rs 1000 crore this financial year.last_img read more

Unable to Vote Dreamers Take Immigration Issues to People Who Can

first_imgElizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaFranklin Henriquez is part of a youth group that joined a coalition of organizations to boost voter turnout.When people go to vote in midterm elections this November, they may be thinking about any number of serious issues. In Texas, polling data suggest both immigration and border security are priorities for voters.  Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/13110546/HPM-Red-2018-09-13-at-11.04am.mp400:0000:0000:23Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Not only did it protect Dreamers like Henriquez from deportation, but it also gave them the chance to get the documentation they needed to apply for college and scholarships. “It was like a relief. I was really happy, I was really excited. My mother was crying. She was happy about it, too,” said Henriquez.But that happiness is now on pause. The future of DACA is murky. After being rescinded by the Trump administration last September, courts have ruled to keep DACA renewals going for now. However, no new applications are being accepted. Many experts believe the Supreme Court will end up making the final decision on the program’s legality as a number of DACA-related suits are making their way through federal courts. A real fix for the DACA program could come from Congress, which has yet to pass any legislation protecting Dreamers and is unlikely to do it before midterms.“Rescinding DACA was frustration, disappointment, anger, sadness, a lot of worry,” said Henriquez. “But also it motivated me. It started a spark inside me to do something about it.”Getting Organized– / 2At a co-working space in Houston’s East End, 10 or so community organizers, including Henriquez, gather around a white table and discuss plans to register voters at local high schools.Representatives from groups like Mi Familia Vota, an organization that registers Latino voters, are at the table.Henriquez is there to speak not only on behalf of Dreamers and young people, but also immigrants – legal and otherwise. Many of whom, like him, can’t vote, but call Houston home. His hope is they’ll recruit allies who can vote this November.Chasing the young Latino voteNationwide polling suggests Latinos in battleground districts (TX-7, TX-23, TX-32, TX-32) feel strongly about immigration-related issues, especially in light of the government’s child separation policy and anti-immigrant rhetoric.Though the Latino vote historically underwhelms in Texas, targeting youth could be a winning strategy in the long-term, considering demographic shifts. “Forty four percent of eligible Latino voters are millennials, so that basically means that if young people are not voting, then the Latino vote is not present,” said Carlos Duarte, Texas State Director for Mi Familia Vota.The group is pursuing millennials as a key aspect of their registration efforts. They consider them an essential segment of the 4.8 million eligible Latino voters in the state.Mi Familia Vota reached 450,000 registrations nationwide last month. They’ll continue to register Latino voters before the October 9 deadline. Part of their efforts involves working with 30 or so Houston-area schools to educate and register students.In Harris County in particular, demographic shifts are also affecting the electorate. Whites are no longer the majority of registered voters, according to voter registration data. An increasing number of the county’s Latino residents are registering to vote, while older white voters are dying off. Primary elections in Harris County also showed the number of Latino voters who cast their ballot more than doubled compared to the 2014 primary. Experts have attributed this spike in participation to an increasingly polarized political climate, especially around the immigration debate, and strong Latino candidates. 00:00 /04:01 Listen X Share One group of Houston’s most motivated activists are hoping voters care enough to show up to the polls in support of immigrant issues. Their future in this country could depend on it. – / 2Dreamers on the ground Whether it’s knocking on doors, making calls or registering voters on campus, Houston youth are taking action. “Across the country, and here in Houston, we have not seen youth involvement at this level since immigrant youth won DACA in 2012,” said Julieta Garibay, co-director of United We Dream, a non-profit group that advocates for DACA-recipients. One of those politically active youth is Franklin Henriquez, a 23-old junior at the University of Houston. He just switched his major to political science after initially pursuing what he considers more pragmatic degree paths. “People would say ‘Engineering! Do engineering! That’s where the money’s at,’” said Hernandez. Henriquez said he’s much happier in his current degree plan. He’d like to work somewhere like the ACLU some day. But for now, he’s got a lot on his plate with two jobs, school, helping care for his little sister and volunteer work. “I volunteer also for United We Dream and recently I’ve been involved with Harris County Civic Engagement,” said Henriquez. He’s part of a youth task force that’s joining a new coalition of organizations to boost voter turnout, even though he himself cannot vote.“I’m also a DACA-recipient,” said Hernandez. Like 11 million U.S. residents (1.6 million of which live in Texas), Henriquez is undocumented.Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaFranklin Henriquez’s mother brought him to Houston from El Salvador when he was eight years-old.His mom brought him to Houston from El Salvador when he was eight years-old. They stayed. Even though Houston was safer and had more opportunities, growing up undocumented meant uncertainty. “I was trying to get good grades, involve myself in school trying to seem like the exemplary student to hopefully get a better education at a higher institution,” said Henriquez. “But in the back of my mind, because of my status, (I thought) it’s all gonna be in vain.”Besides the threat of deportation, Henriquez didn’t have a driver’s license or a social security number – things that make getting scholarships, working and enrolling in college possible.  Then, in 2012, President Obama created DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), offering protections for children brought to the United States during a certain time frame. That announcement changed Henriquez’ life.  To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Despite FDA Expansion HPV Vaccination Still Faces Social Hurdles

first_imgCourtesy University of Texas System Office of Health Affairs 00:00 /09:46 Share Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved expanding the vaccine that prevents the human papillomavirus – or HPV – for men and women ages 27 to 45. Up until this point, vaccinations were primarily targeted toward teens and pre-teens.Despite that, doctors say many social hurdles still exist that prevent people from getting vaccinated, such as the misconception that it’s only for young people — or the idea that only the sexually active need it.Back in July of 2016, we talked with a pair of Houston physicians about what HPV is, how it’s spread, how it can be prevented, and the social hurdles in the way.In the audio above, we revisit Craig Cohen’s conversation with Dr. Kamini Muzumdar, a pediatrician with Texas Children’s Pediatrics, and Dr. Michael Frumovitz, associate professor and fellowship director in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center.center_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Starks Future

first_imgStay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Finale Script Explains Why Drogon Burned the Iron Throne Game of Thrones ended with many memorable moments, including Sansa Stark being crowned as Queen of the North. Sophie Turner, who played the monarch on the show, recently revealed the ideal vision for Sansa Stark—and why she will rule alone for the rest of her life.“No wars, no battles. I see her leading until she’s very old,” Turner told the Los Angeles Times in an interview. “I don’t see her getting married or having children. I think it would be a democratic kind of kingdom. She’d die of old age, very happy.”Turner also revealed why Sansa Stark wouldn’t have been a good fit for the Iron Throne, since she is only looking out for her kingdom.“The fact that she doesn’t want power is also something to be said for her,” Turner added. “She only cares about the North.”center_img Sansa’s crowning during the Game of Thrones finale pleased many viewers and most were happy that the Stark sibling would rule the region her family controlled for many years, INSIDER noted. Many fans will also remember Sansa Stark’s intelligence and her ability to read other power-hungry contenders throughout the series.“[Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and I spoke about it a lot … the ways people are blinded by power. She can spy that in anyone. She’s seen too much; she can’t be [too] vigilant,” Turner added. “We always thought she had her head screwed on maybe the best of all the characters.”Turner, along with many other actors, including Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten, were recently nominated for their first Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones racked up 32 nominations for the Emmy Awards, breaking the Emmys record for the most nominations in a single season. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Fox.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Sophie Turner Says Goodbye to Sansa‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Honors Her Stark Family on Instagram‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Posts Tribute to Sansa Starklast_img read more

Lunar discovery Two new moon rock types

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Image via Wikipedia One of the most interesting things about the rock found on the far side of the moon is that it contains magnesium spinel, which has not been seen on the moon yet. On earth, a large amount of this spinel is considered a gemstone. According to Universe Today, the new moon rock is concentrated in an area that also lacks minerals that scientists have come to expect on the moon. The discovery of this strange rock might mean a change in how we look at the moon, according to Dr. Carle Pieters, the scientist who identified the rock and who was interviewed by Universe Today:So this is a big mystery and it is a very exciting one because now we have to reexamine our understanding of the character of the lunar crust, in particular to the depths that might have been tapped by this enormous basin and that we are now looking at as exposed on the surface. …These are old surfaces that have been undisturbed but have an extremely unusual composition. And even the space weathering that has occurred on the surface throughout the billions of years of history on the Moon has not erased their unusual compositions. So, they are unusual for the kind of compositions we see, but they are also unusual because they have no identifying property that allows us to identify them in our imagery which is quite unusual for features on the surface of the Moon.It may not be so surprising to some that a new moon rock discovery was made on the far side of the moon. But the second moon rock was found on the near side of moon. The scientist in charge of identifying the moon rock on the near side of the moon, Dr. Jessica Sunshine, knew about the discovery made by Pieters. However, when Sunshine looked at a rock sample from an area with “dark mantle” (from firefountain deposits during the moon’s earlier geologic activity), she discovered that it contained chrome. Universe Today reports on her comments on where the rock was found:This came from explosive eruptions of lava and gas over large areas of the Moon, about the size of Massachusetts. And we knew that three of them were there, it just turned out that one of them was compositionally different from the other ones, and in particular it had the kind of spinel which is a chromite, because it has chrome in it, and now we’re busy trying to figure out why this deposit is different from the one next door, and what does it mean.Clearly, whatever we think we know about the moon, moon rocks and the formation of the moon, there are still mysteries to solve. Purdue University to display moon rock More information: Nancy Atkinson, “Two New Kinds of Moon Rocks Found,” Universe Today (November 4, 2010). Available online: www.universetoday.com/77315/tw … of-moon-rocks-found/ Many of us think of our nearest celestial neighbor as having few secrets to give up. However, we are still finding out new things about the moon. The latest discovery is of two types of moon rock not seen before. The last time scientists identified a different type of moon rock, it was in the 1970s. One of the new types of rock was found on the far side of the moon, but the other was found on the near side. Citation: Lunar discovery: Two new moon rock types (2010, November 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-11-lunar-discovery-moon.html © 2010 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Prominent businessman dies of suspected heart attack

first_imgThe sudden death of 52-year-old Shane Sinclair on Wednesday at his home has shocked the Ladysmith community to its core.He was a well-known businessman and a member of the Ladysmith Flying Club, to name but a few organisations he was actively involved in.He was well-known among building contractors, as he was a qualified inspector of roofing trusses.His is survived by his wife, Estelle Sinclair, and their two children, Kyle and Kim.His funeral will take place at the AGS Lofdal Church on Monday, starting at 11am.This story will be updated. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?Outpourings of grief on Facebook at the passing of prominent Ladysmith businessmanlast_img read more

Church enriches patients lives

first_imgWord of Faith Ministries, together with Ithemba Nothando, Hope & Love Foundation, spent an eventful Sunday afternoon handing out yoghurt and chips at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital and Môrester Children’s Home.The friendly members of the church and foundation touched many hearts with their kind gesture, and certainly put smiles on the children’s faces.The dynamic team also spent time playing with the children and getting to know them better.A huge thanks to all sponsors and volunteers for their support and for making the afternoon special for many. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

The tourism division of Weta Workshop – the team b

first_imgThe tourism division of Weta Workshop – the team behind Sir Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit blockbuster movies – has expanded to meet demand from the conference, events and incentives market.With delegates eager for behind-the-scenes experiences, Weta has a renewed focus on customisable group filmmaking events.Weta Studio Tours works with event organisers to immerse groups in the creativity behind the movie magic. Immersive behind-the-scenes tours are integrated with hands-on activities taught by Weta Workshop crew.Events with Weta Studio Tours take place at a range of facilities on the Miramar Peninsula, outside Wellington. Among them are Weta Workshop’s off-premises space for groups of up to 100 people, which includes a tour section where guests can explore the world of Weta Workshop, as well as space for activities, presentations and demonstrations.Weta Studio Tours events can be tailormade to a range of budgets and can be hosted off-site, with groups of almost any size.last_img read more

Wednesdays One Minute Warm Up

first_imgTo get your blood movingThis is just a straight up brag. Although as Dizzy Dean said, “It ain’t bragging if you can do it.”Bielema with the humblebrag: “I saw a thing where the highest paid right tackle, right guard and center in the NFL were guys I coached.”— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) May 30, 2017 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix A nice House of Cards spoof here from North Carolina.What you’ve all been waiting for, a new season has arrived…House of Heels. pic.twitter.com/K2wVyk40Ct— Carolina Football (@TarHeelFootball) May 30, 2017This would be like shooting jumpers with Michael Jordan standing under the basket.#broncos QBs are throwing balls into a trash can held by a staffer over his head in the endzone … as Elway stands watching.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 30, 2017Wise words from an Olympian.five types of people you want to surround yourself with: the inspired, the passionate, the motivated, the grateful and the open minded.— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) May 29, 2017NBA players… they’re just like us?The best from yesterdayWant to eliminate “Trophy Culture?” Stop worrying about winning and teach kids the little thingsWhy Ohio State’s win over Michigan means even more than you thought it didNick Saban on the new recruiting calendar: “I don’t think these things were very well thought out.”“Coach knows he has to win and he has to win this year”last_img read more

AM PrepMusic

first_imgAM Prep-Music by The Associated Press Posted Mar 5, 2019 4:12 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img PRODIGY’S KEITH FLINT REMEMBEREDLONDON (AP) — The Chemical Brothers are remembering Keith Flint of Prodigy as “an amazing front man” and “a true original.” Flint died by suicide at his home outside London over the weekend, according to Prodigy bandmate Liam Howlett. Flint was 49. Howlett writes on Instagram he is shell shocked, angry, confused and heartbroken. Skrillex tweets he may not have had a career if it weren’t for Flint. Ian Brown of Stone Roses calls Flint “a beautiful human.”___Sound:055235-w-298:08-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Keith Flint, singer of electronic band The Prodigy, dies (4 Mar 2019)< read more

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