Port Hood Land Registration Office Closed

first_imgThe Port Hood Land Registration Office, 275 Main St., is temporarily closed due to a power outage. The office is expected to re-open at 11:30 a.m. today, Dec. 31. For inquiries, call 1-800-670-4357 or access available online services at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr . -30-last_img

Geena Davis The Time Is Now For Media To Make The Future

first_imgGeena Davis has penned an article for UN Women about gender equality in media both on-screen and off-screen.“Less than a quarter of the on-screen global workforce is female — much lower than in the real world,” she wrote. “Women are far less likely to be a judge or doctor or in any other professional or leadership position, and women and girls are twice as likely as men and boys to appear in sexualized attire or nude.“These very enlightening and disturbingly bleak findings were part of the first-ever international study on the portrayal of women in films that my institute on Gender and Media commissioned from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and presented last year with the support of UN Women and the Rockefeller Foundation.“I have stressed how important it is for future generations to have more female characters. We know that girls feel less empowered the more TV they watch, while boy’s views become more sexist. There are important ethical questions concerning stereotypes or hypersexual images to young children. No one thinks it is a positive development that, as one recent study found, girls as young as six are seeing themselves through the male gaze.“There is also an economic argument — research shows that films with more women and girls make more money, and are less likely to fail.“In the time it takes to create a television show or to make a movie, we can change what the future looks like. In other words, we don’t have to wait for society to turn things around, we can create the future now, through what people see. Yes, there are woefully few women CEOs in the world, but lots of them can be women on screen. How long will it take to fix the problem of corporate boards being so unequal? Well, they can be half women tomorrow, in films and on TV.“Here’s a simple solution; cast more women in roles written for men. The time is now for media to make the future – where we have done away with gender bias – a reality today, on-screen.”Read the full article here.last_img read more

Tilray shares up as much as 40 per cent in Nasdaq trading

first_imgNANAIMO, B.C. – Shares of cannabis producer Tilray Inc. surged as much as 40 per cent on the Nasdaq market in its first day of trading, marking the first initial public offering for a Canadian marijuana company on a major U.S. exchange.The Nanaimo, B.C.-based company’s stock was priced at US$17 per share, higher than its previously stated marketing range of US$14 to US$16.Tilray’s shares rose as high as US$24 on the Nasdaq before closing at US$22.39.Tilray is the first Canadian cannabis producer to debut on a U.S. exchange but is the third to list its shares south of the border. Cronos Group Inc. started trading on the Nasdaq in February and Canopy Growth Corp. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in May.Tilray, which had been wholly-owned and funded by Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings before a Series A round of funding earlier this year, has said it does not intend to list on any stock exchange in Canada.Its initial public offering comes as Canada prepares to legalize marijuana for recreational use on Oct. 17.In its regulatory filing, Tilray says its products are available in 10 countries and it has agreements with established pharmaceutical distributors in 12.In Canada, the company has signed agreements to supply medical cannabis to Pharmasave and Shoppers Drug Mart, subject to changes in Canadian regulations or licence approvals to facilitate such distribution.Tilray has also signed agreements to supply cannabis for adult-use with Quebec, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. High Park Company, an affiliate which Tilray established earlier this year to develop a portfolio of cannabis brands and products, has announced a supply deal with the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation. It has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the BC Liquor Distribution Branch.last_img read more

Fonseka accuses joint opposition of making false claims

Regional Development Minister and former army commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka accused the joint opposition of attempting to stir the public by spreading false claims.He claimed the joint opposition can survive only by instigating the public and creating problems in the country. The Minister said that the joint opposition is now attempting to mislead the public by claiming that terrorism may raise its head once again in the country. (Colombo Gazette)

Man of Steel soars with 1166M opening at weekend box office

‘Man of Steel’ soars with $116.6M opening at weekend box office by The Associated Press Posted Jun 17, 2013 5:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Man of Steel” went up, up and away at the box office.The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $116.6 million in its opening weekend. The retelling of Superman’s backstory nabbed the record for biggest all-time opening in June and is the second biggest opening of the year behind “Iron Man 3,” which is on the verge of cracking $400 million at the box office in North America.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:1. “Man of Steel,” Warner Bros., $116,619,362, 4,207 locations, $27,720 average, $128,681,486, one week.2. “This Is the End,” Sony, $20,719,162, 3,055 locations, $6,782 average, $33,027,297, one week.3. “Now You See Me,” Lionsgate, $11,016,473, 3,082 locations, $3,574 average, $80,705,916, three weeks.4. “Fast & Furious 6,” Universal, $9,583,330, 3,375 locations, $2,840 average, $219,723,955, four weeks.5. “The Purge,” Universal, $8,317,995, 2,591 locations, $3,210 average, $51,962,845, two weeks.6. “The Internship,” Fox, $7,148,551, 3,399 locations, $2,103 average, $31,099,912, two weeks.7. “Epic,” Fox, $6,284,905, 3,151 locations, $1,995 average, $95,713,528, four weeks.8. “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” Paramount, $6,256,254, 2,331 locations, $2,684 average, $211,086,948, five weeks.9. “After Earth,” Sony, $4,052,042, 2,432 locations, $1,666 average, $54,516,057, three weeks.10. “Iron Man 3,” Disney, $2,956,855, 1,649 locations, $1,793 average, $399,659,094, seven weeks.11. “The Hangover Part III,” Warner Bros., $2,782,149, 1,901 locations, $1,464 average, $108,032,701, four weeks.12. “The Great Gatsby,” Warner Bros., $1,674,333, 1,175 locations, $1,425 average, $139,977,874, six weeks.13. “Before Midnight,” Spc, $1,382,719, 897 locations, $1,541 average, $3,054,968, four weeks.14. “42,” Warner Bros., $606,121, 444 locations, $1,365 average, $93,701,489, 10 weeks.15. “The Croods,” Fox, $570,353, 368 locations, $1,550 average, $182,651,450, 13 weeks.16. “Mud,” Roadside Attractions, $539,078, 405 locations, $1,331 average, $19,563,103, eight weeks.17. “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” Eros International, $310,774, 161 locations, $1,930 average, $3,394,010, three weeks.18. “Frances Ha,” IFC, $293,566, 212 locations, $1,385 average, $2,876,732, five weeks.19. “The East,” Fox Searchlight, $287,955, 115 locations, $2,504 average, $709,260, three weeks.20. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Disney, $244,191, 259 locations, $943 average, $234,176,728, 15 weeks.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC. read more

Dog grooming world tied in knots by Crufts ban on bows

first_imgNo adornements please, we're British: Female Shih Tzu with a decorative bow No adornments please, we’re BritishCredit:Alamy Her warning are in accordance with regulations from the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts and which in November 2016 changed the breed’s standard to stop people showing dogs with bows in their topknots.The wording reads: “It is strongly recommended that the hair on head is tied up without adornment.”But Mrs Maule’s admonition has prompted an angry backlash from  owners overseas, where bows are regarded as more acceptable and who were planning to exhibit their dogs in Britain.Kathy Garcia, a shih tzu breeder from Rancho Palos Verdes, California, said: “The self-righteousness of the statement and the overall UK arrogance about their shih tzu rubs the rest of us wrong. The bow is completely irrelevant when it comes to judging the dog…..such a ridiculous thing for her to say!”Sharon Murray, an Australian breeder, added: “For many of us putting bows in the top knot of our shih tzu is a long held tradition. To state it’s only done in an effort to misrepresent an exhibit is so offensive to those who have put many years into breeding high quality dogs but also enjoy using the bow.”Sydney breeder Greg Lamb said: “If a judge has been judging for 26 years they should be more than capable of judging structure regardless of a bow.”Mrs Maule says she has been taken aback by the vitriol aimed in her direction by shih tzu exhibitors she claims are “hell bent on being nasty”.She said she had only posted the note to help visitors from abroad who may not be aware of the rules regarding bows and topknots at UK shows.“I’ve been called a c—  judge because supposedly I’m unable to judge under a bow,” she told Dog World magazine.“I’ve awarded challenge certificates for 26 years and have more experience in the breed than most. In America the bow is used to hide faults from the judge and it’s something we don’t want here in the UK.” The intensely passionate world of dog grooming has been riven by bitter divisions over one particularly delicate issue – decorative bows.Angry words have been exchanged after a judge warned exhibitors at Crufts, which opens in Birmingham on Thursday, that she would not judge shih tzus  wearing bows or “adornments” of any sort.Pat Maule said such fripperies would not simply be permitted in the ring.In a post on a shih tzu Facebook group the veteran judge warned sternly: “Plain elastic band holding the topknot only please.” 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

Poll Would you use a driverless car

first_img 22,909 Views YesNoI’m not sureVote Image: PA Archive/PA Images 120 Comments Short URL Poll: Would you use a driverless car? Some experts say they would be safer, but there are concerns about the impact on jobs. Poll Results: Share19 Tweet Email Monday 16 Jan 2017, 8:02 AM THE EUROPEAN UNION has committed support for the introduction of driverless cars.It has been argued that these cars would be safer as they eliminate driver error.Labour representative Eric Nolan, however, writing for TheJournal.ie, claims we will regret a move in this direction as these technological advances threaten jobs.We want to know what you think: Would you use a driverless car?center_img By Michelle Hennessy I’m not sure (1213) Yes (7072) No (6184) http://jrnl.ie/3188787 Image: PA Archive/PA Images Jan 16th 2017, 8:02 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Neymar Im 80 percent

first_imgNeymar has revealed that he feels at “80 per cent” after scoring for Brazil on his comeback from his three-month spell on the sidelinesThe Paris Saint-Germain forward has been struggling with the foot injury since a game against local rivals Marseille on February 25.After doing his rehabilitation in Brazil, Neymar returned to PSG for their final matches of the season but was unable to recover sufficiently to take part and gain some much needed minutes on the pitch.However, the 26-year-old made a promising return from injury with Neymar scoring a superb goal for Brazil that involved him beating a trio of defenders before finding the back of the net.But the Brazilian was remaining cautious after Brazil’s 2-0 win against Croatia on Sunday.“It’s been three months since the injury,” said Neymar, as stated on AS.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“To be back to do what I love the most, which is to play football, and even score a goal… I’m very happy.“But I still have some fear, a certain fear, but little by little, with each training session, I’m letting myself go.“Let’s see what the week’s training will be like. Little by little I’m getting better. I’m happy for today.“I still feel a little uncomfortable, but it’s normal because I’ve stayed a long time without stepping on the pitch.“I’m 80 per cent.”Sunday’s goal at Anfield was Neymar’s 54th strike for Brazil in his 83 appearances at international level.last_img read more

Diogo Dalot completes Manchester United medical

first_imgDiogo Dalot has completed his medical at Manchester United ahead of his proposed move from Porto, according to Sky Sports.A move clearly showing how close the club are to sealing a transfer for Porto right-back after a whirlwind transfer pursuit.The 19-year-old, who plays as a right or left-back couldn’t make the final weeks of Porto’s title-winning season as a result of a knee injury but is said to have become fit for the start of pre-season training on July 15. Since United have been made aware of Dalot’s medical reports, the player will undergo a typical examination when the time comes in no time.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…Manchester United, for now, are the only club in the UK to have a medical suite fitted out with MRI and CT scanners such that everything beginning from the final negotiations to medical itself will be done at Carrington when the player and his entourage arrive.Dalot first appeared with the first team in competitive games in 2017, starting in a 6–0 away win over Lusitano G.C. for the season’s Taça de Portugal. He also first played in the Primeira Liga on last February, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 5–0 home routing of Rio Ave FC.last_img read more

Outpouring of love support for Clairemont man killed in home invasion

first_imgOutpouring of love, support for Clairemont man killed in home invasion John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 5:26 PM Posted: April 10, 2019 April 10, 2019center_img John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man who was severely assaulted last week during an apparent burglary at a Clairemont Mesa home has died of his injuries, authorities reported today.Patrol officers responding to a report of a possible home-invasion theft in the 4100 block of Ashford Street found Randy Taing, 58, unconscious and not breathing around noon Friday, according to San Diego police.Medics took Taing to a hospital, where he was admitted to an intensive-care unit, SDPD Lt. Matt Dobbs said. He remained on life support until Monday evening, when he was pronounced dead.Taing’s son told investigators his father had called him at work on the day of the assault and told him there had been “some type of theft or robbery” at the residence across the street from Lindbergh Neighborhood Park, Dobbs said.“The son called the police and began driving home,” the lieutenant said. “When the son arrived at the home, he found his father inside, suffering from apparent trauma to his upper body.”Officials have not disclosed the nature of the wounds suffered by the victim.Detectives determined that a safe was missing from the home, according to police. No suspects in the case have been identified.“The investigation is in the initial stages, and not much is known at this time, as the victim was alone in the home (when he was injured) and… never regained consciousness,” Dobbs said.A GoFundMe page was created for the Taing family. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASA is Now Accepting Nominations for the 201617 Leadership At Its Best

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is seeking candidates for the 2016-17 Leadership At Its Best program, sponsored by Syngenta. The program is designed to provide state soybean leaders with advanced leadership training and the necessary communication skills to make a difference in American agriculture while advancing into leadership positions on a national level. Leadership At Its Best is a two-part training program that includes advanced leadership, agricultural issues, communications and media training, culminating in Washington, D.C. with Capitol Hill visits. The candidate must be a current director or committee chair who has expressed a strong desire to assume a top leadership position AND must be able to attend both parts of the program:Part I   Aug. 8-12, 2015 in Greensboro, N.C.Part II  March 20-22, 2017* in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the ASA Board Meeting*Dates dependent on final Board Meeting schedule.Click here to download more information on the selection criteria for Leadership At Its Best. Please complete the online nomination form available here by Friday, May 20. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Michelle Hummel at mhummel@soy.org.last_img read more

Suspected mass shooting causes panic at Times Square in New York

first_imgPeople at Times Square panicked on August 6 after backfiring motorcycle was mistaken as another mass shooting in the US.IANSWidespread panic was reported in Times Square on Tuesday night after a backfiring motorcycle was mistaken as another mass shooting.A motorcycle backfired near Seventh Avenue and 46th Street multiple times just before 10 pm, reported CBS news.The New York Police Department (NYPD) released a statement saying that there was no active shooter in the area.”We are receiving multiple 911 calls. Please don’t panic. The Times Square area is very safe!,” the statement read.There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots. We are recieving multiple 911 calls. Please don’t panic. The Times Square area is very safe! @NYPDnews @NYPDTimesSquare— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) August 7, 2019 Several conflicting witness accounts were reported. An eyewitness told IANS that there was a fight on 42nd street, after which the panic triggered. Other eyewitnesses reportedly said that they heard a loud bang following which people started running in all direction.People fleeing and hiding from #timessquare after suspected live shooter #NewYork we caught this from our hotel bar 10th floor #police confirmed this was not a live shooter #timessquare #NYC pic.twitter.com/IKfagFbtzy— The Daniels Group (@DanielsGrp) August 7, 2019 Several pedestrians were reportedly injured during the stampede on 44th and 45th Street on Eight Avenue. While the number of people injured is yet to be ascertained, officials claimed that the wounds range from bumps, bruises to lacerations. None of the injuries were life-threatening.Police authorities and ambulances reportedly arrived at the scene within minutes. Several shows on the Broadway were also halted.The recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and at a Dayton bar in Ohio have restarted discussion on gun violence in the United States. President Donald Trump has condemned hatred and white supremacy following the incident in a public address on Saturday.  IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:42Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:42?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 … Closecenter_img Trump Blames Video Games, Mental Health In Wake Of Mass Shootings, Condemns White Supremacylast_img read more

BJPs Assembly election debacle may force a rural twist to Union budget

first_imgThe results of elections in five states will force the Narendra Modi government to make a radical course correction in its budget exercise, which is already underway, some reports say.The customary vote on account, or interim budget, in February in the election year will be the last chance for the government to woo back the rural voters who seem to have drifted away.The fact that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) actually polled more votes in Madhya Pradesh to win its 109 seats than the Congress party, which has staked claim to form the government, for its tally of 114 seats speaks volumes about this great urban-rural divide. While the BJP got 41 percent votes polled, the Congress got 40.9 percent.Analysts say the BJP win in urban constituencies which are more populous than the rural seats is the cause of this vote share anomaly. The BJP lost in all three Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh; all three going to the Congress. It is little consolation for the BJP that the Congress fared badly in Telangana and Mizoram.This anomaly in the vote shares would be guiding Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s final budget in this government.Not unexpectedly, farmers across the country have also been up in arms for a while now over the slump in agricultural prices. The minimum support prices of the states have been woefully inadequate to cover their operational expenses, let alone make a living. Farmer leaders point out that the nation has seen the most number of suicides during this government’s rule.Villages that are poorly covered by banks were also the worst hit by the Modi government’s currency demonetisation in 2016, as economists say. The country’s rural economy suffered trillions of dollars worth of production because of the abrupt withdrawal of high-value currency notes.Therefore, economists expect much larger spending in the farm and welfare sectors in the upcoming budget.The government has announced a programme to double farmers’ income by 2022. It will get sizeable budgetary backing, according to some reports.The BJP introduced the concept of universal basic income (UBI) in its manifesto for the Rajasthan assembly election, a report in the Economic Times says. Some sources say the BJP might experiment with it at the national level in the budget.UBI was a concept that first appeared in the Economic Survey when Arvind Subramanian was the chief economic adviser to the government. It was projected as an effective tool against poverty, the report says.Jaitley said in a recent interview that infrastructure and rural development would be the government’s focus areas going ahead. The government is likely to review the agricultural support price mechanism to help farmers get a fair price for their produce.last_img read more

This burger ad has an unintentionally terrible fake burger

first_imgThe internet has seen its fair share of bad commercials, but the new ad from fast food franchise Carl’s Jr. is bad in a whole new way. In the ad, NFL player Todd Gurley takes a bite out of a burger, except he doesn’t really. The burger in the ad is actually a really, really bad CGI burger. To quote the immortal Dr. Ian Malcom, your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.The ad is available on YouTube, so have a look at it below. The premise is that Gurley has arrived in California and is meeting his new agent. As a sign of respect and friendship, the agent gives Gurley a California Classic Double Cheeseburger that he just happened to have nearby.When Gurley removes the burger from the bag, it’s clearly not real. He “holds” the fake burger, and then takes a bite of the air. Remarkably, the commercial uses the same render of the burger for both shots. They just rotated it and added a little movement when he pretends to bite into it.The video is currently coming up on 1,000 thumbs down on YouTube with barely 100 thumbs up. All in all, not a very successful ad. Although, it has been viewed quite a few times (over 150,000 as of right now). That’s a kind of success, I suppose, even if everyone is just watching out of pure fascination (and horror!) that someone would bother inserting a CGI burger into an ad. How bad are Carl’s Jr’s burgers that they couldn’t use a real one? Editing in the fake burger was surely more expensive than just buying a couple burgers for different takes, right?last_img read more

We got our custom Xbox Design Lab controller All hail Purple Reign

first_imgAfter a month of waiting, we got our own Xbox Design Lab Wireless Controller into the lab. This is the new Xbox One gamepad that will come with the Xbox One S, featuring a few small design changes. The gamepad on its own is $59.99, but you can spend an extra $20 to customize it, and that’s where the Xbox Design Lab comes in.I’ll be giving this controller a full, formal, scored review on PCMag.com later, but for now I just want you to bask in the majestic glory that is Purple Reign.You can customize the colors of the front, back, sticks, direction pad, triggers, and buttons through Xbox Design Lab, and I was at a loss for a good color scheme. I was thinking of a navy blue Jotaro Kujo sort of look, but without metallic gold face buttons it didn’t work out. Instead, I invoked the late Prince and ensconced our custom Xbox One controller in purple, with navy blue highlights.It’s pretty. I don’t have any artistic ability and while I can measure and tweak colors to be numerically accurate I can’t actually combine them in pleasing ways. Still, Purple Reign is a pretty gamepad. I think it works well. In fact, it actually seems like it would be pretty difficult to make a genuinely ugly custom Xbox One gamepad through the Xbox Design Lab. There are bright colors available you can throw together, but most colors seem to compliment other colors in at least some way, and no specific option wildly clashes. I considered some bright yellow or blue shells, and the mock-ups on the page still looked pretty good.Also, check out what’s on the bottom of the gamepad. You see that? That’s a headphone jack. You don’t need an adapter anymore. That might be the best change yet. The undersides of the grips are also much more rough and almost sandpapery, to offer a better grip. It’s a nice feel on the plastic.Xbox Design Lab controllers start shipping out next month, and you can get the revised but not custom Xbox One gamepads with the Xbox One S launch August 2. The box is nice. It comes with the gamepad and two AA batteries. Nothing else.<><>last_img read more

Farmers suicide issue rocks Ktaka Assembly

first_imgThe issue of farmers’ suicide rocked the Assembly on Monday with BJP members entering the Well of the House, demanding a debate on it and dubbing the Siddaramaiah government as “anti-farmer”.As the House met for the day, Opposition BJP Leader Jagadish Shettar raised the issue of repeated incidents of farmers suicides, with many incidents reported in the sugar belt of Mandya district. “Farmers are losing hope, government is not seriously taking steps to control it, day by day farmer suicides are increasing,” he said.last_img

3 held including Bdeshi nationals from Gobardanga

first_imgKolkata: North 24-Parganas district police arrested three persons, including two Bangladeshi nationals from Gobardanga on Saturday night.The Bangladeshi nationals are Sujan Roy (26) and Rajib Mondal (26). They were aimlessly roaming near the market place situated close to the railway station when they were arrested. Police have also arrested one Najrul Mondal, who is believed to be a tout and had helped the duo to cross the border.According to police, all the three persons were roaming aimlessly and this aroused suspicion of the police personnel, who were conducting vigil in the area. They were taken to the local police station for interrogation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePolice have arrested them as they failed to produce any valid documents. It was learnt that in the face of prolonged interrogation, the duo admitted they had entered the Indian Territory illegally through the Indo-Bangladesh border at Jhaidnaga village.They also told the police that Mondal had helped them to cross the international border. The accused, however, claimed that they had come here for job.Police are investigating all possible angles behind the incident. They are yet to ascertain the real motive of the youths and why they had entered the country with the help of a tout. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPolice are also investigating whether they are involved in any anti-national activities or have been involved with any extremist groups.They have started a detailed probe.It may be mentioned here that the district police have arrested around 15 Bangladeshi nationals in the last few months, who also claimed to have entered the Indian Territory in search of jobs.The district police are vigilant particularly in the border adjoining areas.last_img read more

The Tico Times Weekly Digest Dec 03 2018

first_imgRelated posts:Truth Commission calls for support to investigate violence in Nicaragua The Tico Times on Radio Dos The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Feb. 4, 2019 The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 18, 2019 Read the stories mentioned above:Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an armyCosta Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdrawsThe Tico Times visits Puerto ViejoCosta Rica to host historic Gold Cup matches in 2019US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abusesRaising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the seaCan it still be agua de sapo if El Portón Rojo mixes it with rum?Off the Eaten Path – Villa OroSupport The Tico Times and make a difference in Costa RicaThanks for reading The Tico Times. We strive to keep you up to date about everything that’s been happening in Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we need your help. The Tico Times is partly funded by you and every little bit helps. If all our readers chipped in a buck a month we’d be set for years. Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Nevada Tourism grants 895770 for rural tourism promotion

first_imgLt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced that The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has awarded $895,770 in grants to entities promoting rural Nevada tourism. Projects range from a campaign aimed at highlighting the Great Basin National Heritage Area to the promotion of the new Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route, a south-to-north route on backcountry roads that will pass through rural towns.“The Rural Grants Program is one of the most important partnerships between NCOT and Nevada’s rural tourism industry. Rural tourism is a $2.38 billion industry supporting more than 27,000 jobs, and we are pleased to support the industry with this grants program,” said Hutchison.The longstanding Rural Grants Program is directed by NCOT, the advisory agency for the Nevada Division of Tourism, also known as TravelNevada. TravelNevada is part of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs (NDTCA).“Visitors to rural Nevada experience amazing recreational opportunities, such as off-roading in the desert and exploring its many state parks. Those are gems many visitors would never know about were it not for the tremendous marketing efforts by those in Nevada’s rural tourism industry,” said Claudia Vecchio, Director, NDTCA.last_img read more

Should you find yourself with Mom this Mothers

first_imgShould you find yourself, with Mom, this Mother’s Day near Los Cabos, Mexico, nothing speaks maternal holiday more than a spa day. Visit the recently-renovated One&Only Palmilla’s renowned spa for brand new treatments designed specifically for the day. The 22,000-square foot spa was the first in Mexico to feature ESPA products, a brand known for its global approach to treatments, and now sits among lush landscaping and 13 spa villas.The spa will offer three packages, each geared toward a different maternal experience. Daughters will enjoy spending quality time in a personal garden villa as part of “Soul-to-Soul Moments.” Along with herbal tea and fresh fruit, mother-daughter pairs can choose from yoga or salsa classes and aromatherapy facial or massage.For soon-to-be moms, the spa has developed a total body treatment for expectant women and nursing mothers. Designed to increase the tonicity of the skin and ease discomfort, the package is total indulgence for the pre-natal experience, including a pretty pedicure.And classically spa day is the “Enduring Memory,” a package which includes salt and oil full body exfoliation, massage, mud bath, and aromatherapy, combinations to soothe skin and restore balance in overactive minds.The package range from $385-$699, each including an outdoor spa garden lunch and all-day use of the relaxation areas. Visit oneandonlyresorts.com.last_img read more