Trumps reported shithole comment insulting Michaelle Jean says

first_imgFormer governor general Michaelle Jean was among those Canadians who sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday for reportedly using vulgar language to describe Haiti and countries in Africa.Jean, who was born in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and is currently secretary general of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, called Trump’s reported remarks “insulting.”“It was so disturbing this morning to hear President Trump’s comments reported all over the news calling my poor native land and African countries ‘shithole’ nations,” Jean said in a statement to The Canadian Press. “It is such an insult before humanity.”Trump was widely reported on Thursday to have questioned in a meeting with lawmakers why the United States should accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than from places such as Norway.On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he used “tough” language at the meeting, but not the reported vulgarity. Still, Jean, 60, who was Canada’s governor general from 2005 to 2010, made no bones about her feelings.“For the first representative of the United States of America to speak in such a manner is quite troubling and offensive,” Jean said in the statement.Jean, a refugee from Haiti who came to Canada in 1968 and was raised in Thetford Mines, Que., also noted that Friday was the eighth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that struck her native country, one of 57 member French-language countries — many from Africa — that form La Francophonie.Speaking in London, Ont., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would not “opine on what the president may or may not have said” but called Canada a country of openness and respect.Trump’s reported comments were also taken personally by Dr. Andrew Furey, an orthopedic surgeon in St. John’s, N.L., and founder of Team Broken Earth, a group of medical professionals who responded to the Haitian earthquake in 2010 and has since returned to the country several times.“In addition to being insulting to us, more importantly it’s quite disrespectful and insulting to the people that we’re trying to help and the friends and colleagues that we’ve made there over the last eight years,” Furey said in an interview. “It’s profoundly disappointing to hear someone in that office use that language.”While Trump’s various statements have frequently been deemed offensive, Furey said that’s no reason to accept them. It’s incumbent on everyone as global citizens, he said, to challenge the president’s views on countries outside the U.S., especially those that are poor and in need.Some have defended Trump’s pronouncements as straight talk.“Trump is absolutely right,” said Mamady Traore, 30, a sociologist in Guinea. “When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power. When you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate innocent civilians.”Others, like former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell, denounced the president’s “abominable and ignorant” views and statements.“(I) have known many fine Haitians — including a former governor general of Canada,” Campbell said in a tweet. “Trump is unworthy to speak of them!”In Montreal, Marjorie Villefranche, director of La Maison d’Haiti, a prominent cultural and community centre, called the president’s views “ridiculous.”“I don’t know what kind of brain he has because he just forgets the history of the world,” Villefranche said. “He forgets the U.S. is an immigrant country.”The African Union said it was “frankly alarmed” by Trump’s comments.“Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behaviour and practice,” union spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said. Botswana’s government called Trump’s comment “reprehensible and racist,” while Senegal’s President Macky Sall said he was shocked.– with files from Associated Press.last_img read more

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Shoppers Drug Mart granted licence to sell medical marijuana online

first_imgTORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online.Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil.A website has been set up by the company, which says that patients “with a valid medical document will soon be able to purchase a wide selection of medical cannabis products” from Shoppers.The company was granted a medical marijuana producer licence in September, after initially applying in October 2016.Shoppers has said that it has no interest in producing medical cannabis, but the licence is required in order to sell the product to patients.Under the current Health Canada regulations for medical pot, the only legal distribution method is by mail order from licensed producers direct to patients.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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IGP urged to ensure security for former President

Weliwita reminded the IGP that Rajapaksa has been under threat from the day he defeated the LTTE after 30 years of war. The office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to IGP N.K. Illangakoon, raising fears over the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Rohan Weliwita, the media secretary of the former President, told the IGP in the letter that there was a concern over the failure to provide police security to Rajapaksa at an event in Hambantota yesterday. He said that top police officers in Hambantota had been informed in advance about the events Rajapaksa was attending in the area yesterday. With Rajapaksa now set to contest the Parliament elections next month Weliwita urged the IGP to ensure adequate police security is given to the former President when he attends public events. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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7 tips for becoming an ethical shopper

Sustainability, labour conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible. For some, this seems like an impossible task.“Trying to create a perfect world or be a perfect consumer is not at all realistic,” says Dr. Ellis Jones, author of “The Better World Shopping Guide” and assistant professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. “We just have to try our best to practice and get better at navigating this so that collectively, our dollars start moving things in the right direction.”Shopping ethically starts with educating yourself and supporting the products and companies that align with your values. Here’s what you can do to become a more ethical consumer.1. CHECK CERTIFICATIONS AND RATINGSLabels such as “Fair Trade Certified” or “USDA Organic ” signify that a product’s supply chain has gone through some level of vetting. However, standards can vary widely.“It’s not that those labels are meaningless, it’s that their meaning has been watered down,” Jones says. “Most consumers don’t have enough information to know whether that particular fair trade certification, organic certification or sustainable seafood certification is a weak one or a strong one.”Jones considers the B Corporation Certification , which companies such as Patagonia and Seventh Generation have earned, the current gold standard. It takes a comprehensive look not just at products, but at entire companies’ social and environmental impacts. This includes assessing factors like energy usage and workers’ wages. But the rigorous certification process makes this label harder to find.In general, Jones says the more seals or certifications a product or company has, the better. When in doubt, turn to third-party organizations for guidance. For example, the Cornucopia Institute, a non-profit watchdog group, rates farms and manufacturers of items like yogurt, eggs and toothpaste.2. SHOP LESS OFTENOverconsumption takes a toll on our wallets and the planet. Before buying something, think about whether you really need it. If you do, look for options that have a lesser impact, says Casey Taylor, a partner in Bain and Company’s retail practice. Investing in reusable, high-quality or easy-to-repair items can help minimize purchases.“Instead of buying a new shirt from a fast-fashion retailer, you might think about buying used or buying pieces that’ll last longer,” Taylor says.3. SEEK SECONDHAND GOODSWhen you choose previously owned items, you aren’t contributing to the labour and materials needed to make new goods. Check thrift shops, garage sales and community groups like the Freecycle Network for inexpensive — or free — finds. Another sustainable solution? Rent clothes through services like Le Tote and Rent the Runway.4. CHOOSE SLOWER ONLINE DELIVERIESRetailers like Amazon have made selecting fast shipping a reflex, but it’s not always the most ethical option. When shopping online, choosing standard shipping over same-day or next-day delivery can ensure multiple items in an order ship together.“For the environment, it reduces packaging and the number of drop-offs, and for customers, it’s just one less box that you need to recycle,” Taylor says.Better yet, shop in person or buy online and pick up in store.5. SHOP LOCALLYVisit your neighbourhood bakery or farmers market rather than a large chain. Supporting local businesses or buying locally grown produce is generally better for the environment because it decreases the distance that products have to travel, Taylor says. It also gives consumers the opportunity to ask merchants directly for details about how products are sourced and made.6. PICK A RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONFinancial institutions and products are part of the equation, too, Jones says. You can search for a bank or credit union that’s committed to social and environmental values. Community development financial institutions, for example, help underserved consumers build credit and acquire loans.Some credit cards automatically donate to charitable causes like nature conservation and cancer research with every purchase. Consider applying for one that donates to causes important to you.7. BE PREPAREDFind small ways to make the ethical choice the easy choice. You can reduce waste by keeping reusable shopping bags or a coffee cup in the car or by the front door. That way, you’ll have them when you need them.“Simple choices add up if you think about the number of times that you walk into a store or pop by a coffee shop,” Taylor says.Developing positive habits takes practice. But with a little effort, shopping ethically can become second nature._____________________________________This article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Lauren Schwahn is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: lschwahn@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @lauren_schwahn.RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: 3 steps to avoid fake organics http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-avoid-fake-organicsCertified B Corporations https://bcorporation.net/about-b-corpsThe Freecycle Network https://www.freecycle.orgLauren Schwahn Of Nerdwallet, The Associated Press read more

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Bosnia and Herzegovina UN dismisses three police linked to past war crimes

Commissioner Vincent Coeurderoy decided that officers could no longer participate in any aspect of police work – either now or in the future – anywhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the UN Mission in the country, which goes by the acronym UNMIBH. All three – Brane Cosovic, Miodrag Koprivica, and Zoran Vladicic – had served with the Foca Police Service, UNMIBH said.Their dismissals are the latest in a series of firings by the International Police Task Force of officers linked to wartime abuses in Bosnia. read more

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Acquisition of 236 gas bars convenience stores boosts Q3 revenue at Empire

Acquisition of 236 gas bars, convenience stores boosts Q3 revenue at Empire Co. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 12, 2013 10:29 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email STELLARTON, N.S. – The parent of the Sobeys grocery chain says its acquisition of 236 retail gas and convenience locations helped boost revenue to $4.34 billion in the latest quarter.Empire Company Ltd.’s revenue was up nine per cent from the same time last year but would have been up a more modest 2.6 per cent without the acquisition.Most of Empire’s revenue was generated by Sobeys, which contributed $4.28 billion of the total including $246.8 million from the acquired gas bar locations.Nova Scotia-based Empire (TSX: EMP.A) said it had $75.2 million of net income in its financial third quarter ended Feb. 2, equal to $1.11 per share.Adjusted earnings were slightly higher at $79.6 million or $1.17 per share — two cents per share above a consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters..The adjustments exclude a number of items, including a $9.3-million gain that Empire recognized last year on the sale of some assets. read more

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Broadcaster coalition displays mobile TV dongles at NAB Show amid battle with

by Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2013 6:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Broadcaster coalition displays mobile TV dongles at NAB Show amid battle with upstart Aereo LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The key weapon in TV broadcasters’ fight with Internet video upstart Aereo is something inelegantly known as a dongle.The miniature TV antenna picks up free, mobile broadcast signals. It attaches to iPhone and iPad power ports and extends about 7 inches, allowing users to view live local TV channels at not-quite-high-definition quality.The device scans the airwaves for signals with the help of an app. The antenna doesn’t sap a user’s data plan or rely on Wi-Fi signals, but it does need to be recharged.“If you’re at a ball game or a Starbucks and everyone’s trying to access the news, you’re not going to get (video stoppages),” says Karen McCall, a marketing representative with Dyle Mobile TV, the venture backing the devices.The dongles are on display at the annual gathering of broadcasters, the NAB Show, taking place this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dyle says it plans to release units for Android devices soon.Dyle is a coalition of 12 major broadcasters and networks such as Fox and NBC. The networks, along with ABC and CBS, are waging a legal fight against Aereo, a service that pulls down broadcast station signals with thousands of tiny antennas and sends the signal to mobile devices or computers over the Internet. Aereo users don’t require a dongle, just a wireless Internet or cellphone connection.Broadcasters contend that Aereo illegally steals signals from the air without paying for the rights before reselling them to customers. Aereo has prevailed so far. It won a preliminary ruling in an appeals court last week that allowed it to continue offering its service in the New York City area. It plans to expand to Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington and 18 other U.S. markets this spring.Dyle began selling its dongles, made by companies such as Elgato and Escort, late last year on Amazon.com.Elgato’s EyeTV Mobile sells for $83.98 or more, while Escort’s Mobile Digital TV lists for $119.99.Compared to the $8-per-month streaming service by Aereo, the price seems high, but the dongles have the backing of major broadcasters.The Elgato and Escort devices were designed before Apple reduced the size of the power ports on its newer iPhones and iPads. As a result, people who use the latest iPad and iPhone 5 will need to employ an adapter, which can make the contraption extend somewhat precariously.The gadgets receive signals only from stations that specifically broadcast to mobile devices. So far, the dongles will work for the signals from 116 stations in 39 markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Signals come from affiliates of NBC, CBS, Fox, Univision and Telemundo, among others. read more

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UN envoy condemns attacks on key sites in DR Congo capital

Other clashes were reported in Kindu, Maniema province, and Lubumbashi, Katanga province, resulting in several deaths, including three military personnel of the Congolese armed forces, according to the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUSCO).Martin Kobler, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MONUSCO, strongly condemned the “concomitant, indiscriminate and unacceptable attacks” perpetrated by armed men on these “strategic” sites.He also expressed his sympathy to the Congolese armed forces, known by its French acronym FARDC, in a news release issued by the mission.“While reiterating its wishes to see attacks on civilian populations brought to an end, MONUSCO calls on the Congolese officials to swiftly shed light on such regrettable incidents pursuant to the constitutional order and legislation,” the mission added.MONUSCO is tasked with supporting the Congolese authorities in their stabilization and peace consolidation efforts, including assisting with the holding of elections, the monitoring of human rights violations and support for Government action against armed groups operating in the east of the country. read more

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British and Chinese automotive sectors join forces as SMMT and CAAM sign

New era for British-Chinese automotive sector collaboration as SMMT signs Co-operation Agreement with China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).Arrangement builds on the strong and long-standing relationship between the world’s largest automotive market and the UK, Europe’s fourth biggest vehicle manufacturer.Future opportunities for partnership in manufacturing, connected and autonomous vehicles, low and zero emission technology and supply chain including battery research and development.A new era of British-Chinese automotive sector collaboration is underway as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today agrees a Co-operation Agreement with its Chinese counterpart, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). The agreement was announced at a reception hosted by the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, and is designed to help develop mutual understanding and co-operation between both automotive industries to create new business opportunities.China is the world’s largest automotive market, with more than 23 million new cars registered last year, and a key export destination for UK-made cars, behind only the EU and US. More than 6% of all British-made models sent overseas in 2018 were shipped to China, with buyers attracted to the premium, luxury and sports marques made in this country, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren and MINI. At the same time over 10,000 Chinese-made cars were registered on UK roads.While the UK is Europe’s fourth largest automotive manufacturer, producing 1.52 million cars in 2018, China is by far the biggest globally, producing more than 23 million cars in the same period. Production has increased dramatically across the last decade, up 248% since 2008, with an ever-increasing number of new energy vehicles (NEVs), including battery electric and plug-in hybrid models made – totalling some 1.27 million last year.1The opportunities for growth are clear, built on mutual trust and a desire to develop the trading relationship between China and the UK that goes back decades. British investment into the Chinese automotive sector started in the eighties, with GKN the first western company to invest in the country’s component industry in 1988.2 Today it has some 19 manufacturing locations across China employing more than 8,000 people. Meanwhile, world-renowned British car manufacturers including Aston Martin, Bentley and McLaren have all established dealer networks across China with Jaguar Land Rover producing cars in the country since 2014.Meanwhile, Chinese investment in the UK automotive industry has ramped up considerably in recent years. Milestones include Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) establishing its Technical Centre in the country in 2005 to support product development at the famous MG brand and Changan Automobile setting up its UK R&D centre in 2010, dedicated to powertrain development. More recently Geely announced a significant investment in British sports car manufacturer Lotus in 2017 following on from its successful development of LEVC, and BYD will this summer roll out fully electric double deck buses on the streets of London in partnership with British manufacturer Alexander Dennis.These investors were attracted to the UK because of the strong fundamentals of UK Automotive. Britain has a highly productive workforce and is home to some of the world’s leading designers and component companies, including six design and 20 R&D centres, and thousands of cutting-edge suppliers. There is also strong support for industry from government, with the Automotive Sector Deal part of a modern industrial strategy and ongoing investment into developing connected, autonomous and zero emission vehicles.To date, the UK government and automotive industry have jointly invested more than £500 million in CAV R&D and testbeds – with four major CAV testbeds in existence. Government investment in EV development, infrastructure and market uptake amounts to £1.5 billion.The UK can boast of world-class research universities with advanced capabilities in engineering, software, data science and artificial intelligence. It also has bustling technology clusters, including London Tech City, arguably the most vibrant digital cluster in Europe and in the West Midlands, the UK’s first Future Mobility Area which will trial and demonstrate new modes of transport, services and technologies.Future challenges to the automotive industry are no longer local issues – they are shared across global borders. Addressing air pollution and climate change, the rapid shift to electric and alternatively fueled vehicles and the rise of increasingly connected and autonomous cars – all seismic issues the sector is confronting here and abroad.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, The UK’s doors are well and truly open for business with key global partners such as China. Both nations have leading reputations in automotive engineering and production and this agreement builds on an already strong relationship with scope to open up new business opportunities in both markets. In a period of unprecedented change for the automotive sector, and bearing in mind the scale of investments needed to drive this change, close collaboration between nations will be essential if shared ambitions are to be met.Fu Bingfeng, Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary General of CAAM, said,China and the UK have a long history of co-operation in the automotive industry, which has yielded fruitful results and established a profound friendship. Our new co-operation with SMMT is helpful so we can learn from each other and expand investment and collaboration in a wide range of areas based on existing joint projects. With the revolution of intelligence and electrification underway, it’s crucial to promote the healthy development of the Sino-UK automotive industries.1: CAAM2: http://www.gkndriveline.com/en/about/about/locations/china/Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Exclusive Sam Allardyce may have breached FA rules after discussion about unauthorised

first_imgSam Allardyce The Telegraphdetailed its findings in an email to the FA on Monday morning  which set out 18 questions, including on Allardyce’s comments in his two meetings with undercover reporters.However the FA declined to answer any of the questions without receiving full transcripts of the conversations with Allardyce.  A spokesman replied nine hours later saying: “We have asked The Daily Telegraph to provide us with the full facts in relation to this matter and are awaiting their response.”Allardyce failed to respond to a separate series of questions put to him. He then put a napkin over his head and added: “Oh, oh, you’re not, do not, I haven’t heard that. I haven’t heard that, you stupid man. What are you talking about? You idiot. You can have that conversation when I’m not here.”Later still in the three-hour meal, Mr McGarvey said: “At the end of the day Sam, they know, if I’m going to talk to you about a player, you’re going to advise, you’re going to do whatever. You’re not here for, this is the football. You’re here because, you’re advising on the group, whatever [undercover reporter] wants you to do in that sense. Not football.” Allardyce replied: “But you slipped up tonight. You can’t go there anymore.  You can’t pay a player, you can’t pay a manager, you can’t pay a CEO. It used to happen 20 odd years ago, 30 years ago. You can’t do it now. You can’t do it now. Don’t ever go there.” Mr McGarvey said: “No, no I wouldn’t go down there.”Allardyce went on: “This place is so tight, now. It’s, you just daren’t even think about it. Mr McGarvey is a registered intermediary with the FA, whose regulations state: “An Intermediary must not give, offer or seek to offer, any consideration of any kind, either directly or indirectly, to any club, club official, manager or player as a result of, or in connection with, a transaction or in return for any benefit, service, favour or any kind of preferential treatment in respect of the club’s players, access to those players or the promotion of the intermediary’s services with those players. Clubs, club officials, managers and players are prohibited from accepting such offers or receiving such consideration.”A spokesman for Mr McGarvey said: “There is little doubt that the lure of the project and his role in it has resulted in our client providing colourful information to enhance and secure his role as was being offered to him… our client does not accept that he made statements about apparently improper behaviour.” Sam Allardyce may have breached Football Association rules after he told an agent discussing illicit payments to players: “You can have that conversation when I’m not here.”The England manager told Scott McGarvey that he had “slipped up” by talking in his presence about giving players “a few grand” to help recruit their peers to a sports management company.The suggestion appeared to be a breach of Football Association (FA) regulations which state that agents may not “offer or seek to offer any consideration of any kind” to players  in return for any “benefit” or “service” in relation to promoting their business.center_img Sam Allardyce covers his face with a napkin 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. The FA’s Rules of the Association state that any potential breach of the body’s regulations should immediately be reported to the FA. Both Allardyce and the FA failed to answer questions about whether he did report the conversation.Allardyce, who as England manager is employed by the FA, was at a dinner with two undercover reporters to finalise a deal to become an ambassador to a fictitious investment and sports management firm which he knew to be engaging in the third-party ownership of football players. At the meeting on September 22 Mr McGarvey, who had introduced the undercover reporters to Allardyce and believed he was acting as a consultant to the company, explained a proposed strategy to pay footballers to recommend other players who could be signed up to be represented by the firm. Asked by Mr McGarvey if he agreed with the plan, Allardyce said: “You wouldn’t give them a few grand.”last_img read more

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Guccis Chunky Bejeweled SEGABranded Sneaker Drops in July

first_imgThe shoes were made in collaboration with SEGA (obviously), but there’s no clear reason for why. There’s no special SEGA announcement, no major tie-in or anything else. Just an unusual collaboration between the old guard of Italian fashion and the retro-ish aesthetic of the chunk sneaker, tapping into the cultural cachet of SEGA.And, of course, these things cost quite a bit, starting at about $1430, according to one source. If you’ve got that kind of change to drop on some rather loud sneakers, you can get your pair starting in July. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Oh boy, high-end luxury is weird. At a new showcase, Gucci unveiled their latest sneaker, which takes nods from SEGA’s signature branding, as well as some not-so-subtle nods to the game Bejeweled. These are chunky sneakers, and definitely look the part. A thick tongue rolls out of the top, and the shoe is loosely wrapped in jeweled straps that run along its surface. The shoes are unisex, and come in a few different colors, including outdoorsy blacks and greens, as well as more ostentatious, multi-colored varieties. Stay on target Sega Genesis Mini Heats Up Retro Console WarsNo Joke, ‘Yakuza 7’ Goes Full Turn-Based JRPG last_img read more

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WWE pushing major announcement for 22 RAW in Denver

first_img During the live 1/29 WWE Smackdown on Thursday, Triple H hyped a major announced for RAW this Monday night live in Denver that would likely “shake the WWE Universe to its core” regarding controversy surrounding Roman Reigns and the Royal Rumble last Sunday.You can check out Triple H’s announcement from Smackdown in the clip below. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WWE reportedly planning to hold a draft for RAW and SmackDown this coming October center_img Twitter Pinterest Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Live Podcast: Review of AEW’s second PPV Fyter Fest from Daytona Beach, Floridalast_img read more

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Food Drink Mochi doughnuts may be too pretty to eat

first_img Mochi Mondays at River Maiden began when co-owner Aaron Flies found photos of mochi doughnuts on Instagram. “Aaron follows everyone on Instagram,” explained Melissa Layman, his wife and business partner.But moving from an Instagram photo to a product to serve to customers was a bumpy ride. “The first ones were horrible failures,” Layman said. So Layman enlisted the help of her employee, Bronwyn Akimseu, and Bronwyn’s mom, Carolyn. Carolyn had a family recipe for Hawaiian butter mochi. Layman successfully adapted a lighter version of that dough for her mochi doughnuts.The main ingredient in the doughnuts is Mochiko sweet rice flour, which is made by grinding glutinous rice. Despite its name, glutinous rice is gluten free. It gets its name because it gets very sticky when cooked. This rice is used in many countries for sweet and savory dishes. It’s commonly found here in Thai sticky rice with mango and Japanese mochi filled with sweetened bean paste or ice cream. If you want to play around with mochi dough at home, Trader Joe’s recently released a mochi cake mix.The dough doesn’t need to ferment or proof — it’s ready to use as soon as it is mixed. These doughnuts are baked, not fried, giving them a lighter taste.“The problem is that you can eat five of them,” Layman said.What Layman sees as a problem, I consider an opportunity. On the morning I visited, I tried all four varieties of doughnuts available — a peach-colored guava hibiscus with Chinese five spice topped with a line of black flax seeds; lemon garnished with a small triangle of candied lemon and a dusting of hibiscus powder; a jam-colored marionberry and raspberry with a line of dry berry dust; and lime green matcha with magenta petals of candied hibiscus sprinkled on top. As I gazed into the box, the doughnuts were so perfectly exquisite that I wondered if I had wandered into some foodie’s Instagram feed. Rachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats.last_img read more

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New categories for legal fishing proposed in Parks amendments bill

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2015 – The National Parks Amendments will create a new category for fishing if approved as is; Director Dr. John Claydon in a one on one with Magnetic Media said the two categories will expand where fishing can happen while preventing destructive practices. The change is to make current ‘fishing zones’ to be ‘non commercial fishing zones’ which means for residents there is a greater area protected for recreational fishing that is non commercial. The term ‘fishing zones’ will allow both commercial and recreational fishing to happen and three national parks will be expanded to give the fishing industry more places within which to fish. The proposal names them as: Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park, West Caicos Marine National Park and East Bay Islands National Park. Dr. Claydon said the proposals were determined by the National Parks Ordinance Review Committee. The members of the Committee were representatives of the Office of the Premier, Environment and Home Affairs, Attorney General’s Chambers, DEMA, National Trust, Planning Department, Water Sports interests, members of the Public and the Opposition party. The amendments which span 65 pages in a document posted at the DEMA website are already Cabinet approved, but the public contribution will be presented to Cabinet for further considerations. The consultation has as its final deadline January 17, 2016. Related Items:Attorney General’s Chambers, dema, dr. john claydon, Environment and Home Affairs, National Parks Ordinance Review Committee, national trust, planning department, premier, Water Sports interests Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present.last_img read more

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Police recover stolen car in Hialeah Gardens 2 in custody

first_imgHIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have recovered a stolen car in Hialeah, Thursday.Police have recovered a stolen 2016 Audi after two suspects bailed out of the vehicle on the Palmetto Expressway, near Northwest 103rd Street.Officials said the car was stolen in Doral before the driver and passenger led cops on a chase.The two suspects were eventually arrested.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Police looking for purse snatcher who reportedly used stolen credit card in

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami Police are looking for a woman who reportedly stole a victim’s purse and later used her credit card.According to police, a subject stole the purse after burglarizing the victim’s parked vehicle on July 4 outside a Family Dollar store along Northwest 17th Avenue and 33rd Street.Surveillance video footage later showed a woman using a credit card from the victim’s stolen purse at a Target along Northeast 34th Street and North Miami Avenue.Police are now searching for a subject described as a black female with a medium-to-heavy build.The woman was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and long, dark tights.If you have any information on this subject’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Western Arctic Caribou herd smaller than original estimates

first_img(Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game)Originally thought to total 206,000, the Western Arctic Caribou herd is smaller than first estimated.Listen nowA new photo survey done by the Department of Fish and Game indicates the Western Arctic Caribou herd totals 201,000.The herd is Alaska’s largest that many use for subsistence and sport hunting.Photo surveys of the herd are done every two to three years. Wary of the population nearing numbers appropriate for reduced harvest recommendations, officials on the Baldwin Peninsula have been carefully monitoring the herd.“One of the concerns brought up was that they weren’t able to do a survey in 2015,” Wildlife Division Chief Chris McKee said. “The conditions for taking pictures, the light conditions, were not good so it didn’t allow them to really get good pictures in order to count the herd.”Without an accurate count, and a history of user conflict in the area, the Federal Subsistence Board passed a special action to keep non-resident hunters out starting July 1 of this year in hunting Unit 23.Now, the survey will be used in the latest information to repeal the special action.“Our office is all of a sudden responsible for providing the analysis and then it goes through several levels of review before finish analysis is given to the board,” McKee said. “The board sees that analysis, deliberates, and has a vote to determine how they’re gonna come down on the issue”The information to repeal the action is currently in the last stage of review. After review, the analysis will go to one more committee. That committee will make a policy recommendation to the Federal Subsistence Board. And after everything is said and done, the board will vote to overturn the special action, or continue to keep non-resident hunters out of Unit 23.last_img read more

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Man radicalised by TV drama rammed van into Muslims near London mosque

first_imgForensic investigators work at the scene of an attack where a van was driven at Muslim worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in North London. Photo: ReutersA man who developed a hatred of Muslims after watching a TV drama about child sex abuse involving British Pakistani men was found guilty on Thursday of ploughing a van into worshippers outside a north London mosque weeks later, killing one.Darren Osborne, 48, who had not previously expressed far-right views, became obsessed with Muslims after viewing the BBC’s “Three Girls”, about events in Rochdale, northern England, where white girls were abused by peadophile gangs.He then researched extreme right-wing figures and groups, which sent him into a spiral of wanting to carry out an attack, police said.“What this case demonstrates is that individuals can be become radicalised really, really quickly,” said Commander Dean Haydon, the head of London’s Counter Terrorism Command. “To be honest, some individuals look at material today and decide to do an attack later on this evening.”In a garbled handwritten note left in the van, Osborne described Muslim men as rapists, “feral” and “in-bred” and expressed his contempt for Muslim London mayor Sadiq Khan and socialist opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whom he later told jurors he had wanted to kill on the day of his attack.He was also angered by three recent deadly Islamist incidents in Britain, and his attack occurred just weeks after three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in nearby bars and restaurants, killing eight.That rampage came the month after a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester killed 22 people. In March another Islamic State-inspired attacker killed five people by driving a car into passers-by on London’s Westminster Bridge and then stabbing to death a police officer in the grounds of parliament.Early on June 18, Osborne left his home in Cardiff, Wales, in a heavy van he had rented the day before and drove to central London. His original plan was to attack a pro-Palestinian march and he told the court his intent was to target Corbyn, although Haydon said there was no evidence of any direct threat.Thwarted by road closures, Osborne headed south where he unsuccessfully looked for a mosque before going to north London and the Finsbury Park area.Shortly after midnight, he came across a group of Muslims gathered around Makram Ali, 51, a father-of-six originally from Bangladesh, who had collapsed after leaving late-night Ramadan prayers.He drove into the group, killing Ali, who died less than 300 feet (90 m) from his front door, and injuring 12 others, two seriously. Those at the scene apprehended him with local imam Mohammed Mahmoud intervening to ensure he was unharmed.“DAVE DID IT”In his defence, Osborne claimed he had planned the attack with two others, someone called “Dave” and a man called Terry Jones. He said Dave had been driving the van.“We are satisfied (they) do not exist,” Haydon said, pointing to confessions from Osborne at the scene and a swathe of CCTV evidence.At Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday, Osborne was found guilty of murder and attempted murder, with police and prosecutors saying it was an act of terrorism. Haydon described him as “a devious, vile and hate-filled individual”.He will be sentenced at the court on Friday.Osborne, an unemployed father-of-four, had a history of violence, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and had served a two-year prison sentence for assault.He had no fixed home and had separated from his partner, spending the night before the attack in a tent in her back garden. She described him as a ticking time-bomb.Britain has been a target for foreign and homegrown Islamists since the Sept. 11 2001 U.S. attacks, but Haydon said right-wing groups were an emerging threat. Arrests for far-right extremism were rising, he said, and Britain has recently banned three groups for the first time since the 1940s.Last year, a Nazi-obsessed loner was jailed for life for murdering lawmaker Jo Cox just a week before the European Union referendum in 2016.last_img read more

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AI to blame for Assassins Creed Unity 900p30fps lock on PS4 and

first_imgUbisoft has decided to lock Assassin’s Creed Unity at 900p resolution and 30fps on both Xbox One and PS4. That will surely annoy PS4 owners who know that typically Sony’s hardware can achieve higher resolutions and frame rates than the Xbox One. But Ubisoft has made it clear the decision to lock both machines isn’t about parity across systems, it’s because of AI.Vincent Pontbriand, Ubisoft’s senior producer on the project, has confirmed that the game is CPU-bound due to the artificial intelligence active during gameplay. Without it he says the game would easily run at 100fps due to the power of the GPU in both machines. But AI is processed on the CPU and Pontbriand admits it became a surprising bottleneck for the project.Ubisoft has made it clear that at no point was Unity scaled back so as to keep both console versions of the game the same, and each has been optimized for the hardware it will run on. However, gamers can be forgiven for remaining suspicious. You may remember Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag launched last year and was also locked at 900p/30fps on both consoles. Just under a month later a patch appeared for the PS4 version increasing the native resolution to 1080p and adding a new form of anti-aliasing to improve visuals.Will the same patch be released for Unity? If it is, then Ubisoft will have some explaining to do, but that will probably take the form of “more time allowed us to optimize further.”Assassin’s Creed Unity is due to release on November 11 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.last_img read more

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Shifting focus towards individual wellness this yoga day

first_imgThe Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, one of the most distinguished addresses in the Capital celebrated International Day of Yoga with patrons and hotel associates as a part of its endeavour to encourage healthy and responsible living.On the occasion, the hotel undertook various initiatives to bring focus on the ancient Indian tradition of Yoga and to encourage people to take up the discipline that ultimately leads to harmony and peace, both, within and outside oneself. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAn hour-long yoga session for in-house guests was conducted at Longchamp, a stunning rooftop at the Hotel. The sessions for guests as well as the associates were led by Harjas Kaur, a certified hatha yoga teacher who has been practicing and teaching for the past 7 years. Post the session, guests savoured refreshing and healthy beverages prepared using fresh ingredients of the season such as banana and chia seed smoothie, lemon grass and grapefruit water, tender coconut shikanji complemented with some nourishing options like boiled egg with cous cous multigrain buns, Israeli cucumber with mint rye bread, granola bars, whole fruits, and amla candies. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTo mark the occasion, the hotel also designed special wristbands from recycled material that were placed in-room as a turndown offering for the guests. The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi endeavors to contribute meaningfully to conservation and environmental protection through initiatives such as this.Speaking on the occasion, Satyajeet Krishnan, Area Director – North and General Manager, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, said, “In recent times, the ancient Indian practice of Yoga has gained international recognition. It gives us great pleasure to encourage the discipline amongst our guests as well as our own associates. Our chefs have always encouraged healthy eating as a way to aid our evolving lifestyle and this is one more occasion where we bring focus on maintaining individual wellness.”last_img read more

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