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BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Extends Through the Holidays in Toronto

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL features Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf‘s Greatest Hits: Dead Ringer for Love, Two out of Three Ain’t Bad, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), and Bat Out Of Hell.READ MORE Advertisement Twitter Due to popular demand, BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL will extend one more time at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Fresh from its triumphant opening night performance on October 25, the producers announced today that the show will now play until January 7, 2018 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.Sixteen more performances will be added, all during the high-demand holiday season, December 27 to January 7, 2018. To accommodate the holidays, a special schedule that includes more matinees has been added.Tickets to the new extension performances will go on public sale on Monday, October 30 through mirvish.com, over the phone at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333, and in-person at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria St. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Supreme Court agrees to hear Indian residential school document case

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday announced it would hear a case that could decide the fate of Indian residential school documents produced during compensation hearings.At stake are thousands of documents produced during the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), which was created by the Indian residential school settlement agreement, to set compensation amounts for claims filed by survivors.The IAP Secretariat wanted to destroy the documents, but it ran into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was also created by the settlement agreement, which wanted to preserve them as part of the historical record.The legal battle for the documents is now led by Ottawa and the Centre for Truth and Reconciliation which was created to hold all the archival documentation from the residential school area that was gathered during the TRC’s work.In 2014, Ontario Superior Court Justice Paul Perell ruled the documents should be destroyed after 15 years and that survivors would be given a chance to allow for the files’ preservation within that time frame.The ruling was upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal.Ottawa launched the appeal to the Supreme Court to determine whether the lower courts incorrectly concluded that the IAP records were not government records. Ottawa argues that those records are government files covered by the Privacy Act, the Access to Information Act and the Library and Archives Canada Act.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

HCL Technologies Q4 profit gallops by14 to 2550 crore

first_imgNew Delhi: IT major HCL Technologies Thursday posted a 14.3 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit to Rs 2,550 crore for the quarter ended March 2019. The company had registered a net profit of Rs 2,230 crore in the year-ago period as per the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS), it said in a statement. HCL Technologies saw its revenue growing 21.3 per cent to Rs 15,990 crore in the quarter under review from Rs 13,178 crore in the January-March 2018 quarter. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe company expects its 2019-20 revenues to grow between 14-16 per cent in constant currency basis. “We once again, for the third time this year, set a new bookings’ record. These numbers are an emphatic testimonial of the brilliant execution of our chosen market strategy and our ability to provide an annual guidance and deliver to it for three years in a row,” HCL Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer C Vijayakumar said. For the full year, net profit was higher by 16 per cent to Rs 10,120 crore, while revenue grew 19.4 per cent to Rs 60,427 crore from 2017-18. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysIn 2018-19, HCL Technologies delivered revenue growth at 11.8 per cent year-on-year in constant currency (CC) exceeding the upper end of its guided range, the statement said. The company had given a revenue growth guidance of 9.5-11.5 per cent in constant currency basis for 2018-19. In dollar terms, the net profit rose 5.9 per cent to $364.3 million for the March 2019 quarter, while revenue was higher by 11.8 per cent to $2.2 billion as compared to the year-ago period as per the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).last_img read more

UN antinarcotics chief hails seizure of 54 million worth of cocaine in

The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today lauded the Guinea-Bissau police for their seizure of 635 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $54 million, and urged the West African country’s Government to dispose of the drugs properly. Despite the Judiciary Police’s success in retrieving the narcotics near the capital Bissau yesterday, traffickers escaped with the rest of the 2.5-ton load because the law enforcement in Guinea-Bissau did not have the capacity to give chase. “I commend the Judiciary Police for their bravery and resourcefulness in making this important seizure,” said Antonio Maria Costa, UNODC’s Executive Director. “It is regrettable that the rest of the consignment was not intercepted but hardly surprising as the police are woefully ill-equipped and often do not even have enough gasoline to operate their vehicles.” Given that drugs seized by police had “disappeared” in the past, Mr. Costa called on Guinea-Bissau’s authorities to ensure that the cocaine is properly and verifiably disposed. He noted that there is evidence that Government authorities and members of the armed forces were involved in the illicit drug trade, with police officers who attempt to curb trafficking being threatened. “This is one of the worst forms of corruption and it must be vigorously resisted,” Mr. Costa said. “All governments have a legal obligation to fight drug trafficking and take action against corruption on their territory.” He called on the country’s international partners to aid the police force as it endeavours to combat narcotics trafficking and also to help provide the basic tools necessary to fight the drug trade – such as cars, fuel and efficient communications systems. “If support is not forthcoming, I fear that honest police officers could become discouraged,” he said. “This country must not be allowed to become a narco-state.” In another development, Mr. Costa said yesterday that despite the willingness of African nations to root out corruption, much more needed to be done to tackle the problem. He pointed out to African ministers at the Johannesburg Global Forum on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity that on average, the continent was performing better than others in signing on to the UN Convention against Corruption, with 29 out of the 53 African countries ratifying the agreement. “But that means that 24 of you have not” signed on to the treaty, of which UNODC is the custodian, said Mr. Costa. “Adhering to the Convention is becoming a leading indicator of a Government’s willingness to address corruption seriously.” The 1995 Convention is the first to legally bind countries to fight corruption, with tough measures on asset recovery and bank secrecy. To date, 140 countries have signed it while 91 have ratified it. 4 April 2007The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today lauded the Guinea-Bissau police for their seizure of 635 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $54 million, and urged the West African country’s Government to dispose of the drugs properly. read more

UN chief set for Gaza visit to help jumpstart massive reconstruction effort

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he will travel to Gaza on Tuesday to visit several sites destroyed during last summer’s conflict, spotlighting the need to help the enclave “look ahead and build a better future” and advance reconstruction efforts. “I believe it is important to be on the ground. That is why I am announcing today that I will visit Gaza on Tuesday to listen directly to the people of Gaza, survey the situation for myself,” Mr. Ban said as he briefed journalists in Cairo following an international conference on Gaza reconstruction. Mr. Ban said that while he felt confident that today the international community clearly recognized the massive needs in Gaza, “this must be the last Gaza reconstruction conference”. “Enough is enough,” Mr. Ban stressed, reiterating that the cycle of building and destroying must end. Donors may be fatigued – but the people of Gaza are bruised and bloody. Scheduled to arrive in Gaza on Tuesday, according to the United Nations Relief Agency (UNRWA), the UN Chief will visit three sites including the UNRWA Compound, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Fishing Project and the Jabalia school. In addition to visiting Gaza, he will also go to an Israeli kibbutz that was hit by rockets from Gaza during the conflict. During the recent 51-day conflict, dozens of schools, hospitals and clinics were destroyed or damaged in Gaza. UN facilities sheltering women and children were hit, resulting in many casualties. Eleven staff members of the UN were killed in the course of the conflict. “Given that 70 percent of Gazans are refugees, we have a huge responsibility to rebuild homes and improve the situation in the refugee camps,” said UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness speaking with UN radio from Jerusalem this afternoon. There are currently over 50,000 people in UNRWA shelters, one of which Mr. Ban is scheduled to visit when he arrives in the area on Tuesday. Mr. Gunness said. In addition to its emergency and reconstruction efforts, UNRWA is also running its regular operations including having opened schools for nearly a quarter of a million children. Mr. Ban’s visit comes at an “extremely significant” time, Mr. Gunness stated, adding that the people of Gaza have felt “isolated beyond the reach in a sense of diplomatic norms, international diplomacy, and international law”. He said UNRWA was very encouraged with the results of today’s Cairo Gaza conference particularly because so many donors made substantial pledges which it hoped would translate into real cash, Mr. Gunness said. At the UNRWA compound, Mr. Ban is scheduled to meet with staff and Palestinian Ministers, followed by a visit to the Gaza Port where the Secretary-General will be briefed by fisherman on the effects of the restricted fishing zone imposed by Israel. Israel currently permits fishermen from Gaza use of six nautical miles of sea. According to UNRWA, Gaza has 3,500 fishermen who support 35,000 people, typically from among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable of Palestinians. UNDP is currently constructing 24 brick huts for 168 fishermen in Gaza Port to enable them to secure their fishing equipment. The brick huts allow fishermen to store their tools and also reduce their maintenance costs. The Secretary-General has been travelling in North Africa and the Middle East this week, having already visited Tunisia and Libya along with today’s stop in Egypt. Briefing the press in Cairo on other aspects of his trip, Mr. Ban said the situation in Libya remains extremely fragile – with alarming implications for the wider region. Ending the violence and returning to dialogue is the only way to restore stability and build a better future for Libyans. The Secretary-General also reiterated his concern over the situation in and around the Syrian city of Kobane. The continued attacks by ISIL or Daesh were putting thousands of lives are at stake. read more

Brock on hunt for Scotties volunteers

Volunteers are needed to show future Brock Badgers what school spirit is all about during the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts.The University is a proud Silver Sponsor of the Canadian women’s curling championship event that will take over the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines from Feb. 18 to 26.Enthusiastic Brock ambassadors are being sought to assist with a school program that has invited 3,600 elementary students from 32 schools to experience the national event live.“As a community leader in Niagara, it’s important for Brock University to be engaged and involved with major events happening in our region,” said Gord Hunchak, Brock’s Executive Director of Marketing and Communications.“The Scotties Tournament of Hearts puts Niagara on the national stage, and we are thrilled that Brock is able to support this event.”Helping hands are needed Tuesday, Feb. 21 to Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Twelve volunteers are required each day, two to hand out swag and promote the University at the venue’s Brock booth and 10 to act as escorts for the elementary schools, guiding students from their buses to their event seats and back.Brock students, staff and faculty interested in volunteering can e-mail Amanda Laprise at alaprise@brocku.ca for more information.Students may be eligible for volunteer hours.Additional roles, including mascot and handler positions and general Meridian Centre volunteering, are also available for the tournament.For more information, e-mail Dixie Lorentz at dlorentz@curling.ca. read more

No 1 Notre Dame women advance in Vancouver Showcase

VANCOUVER — Arike Ogunbowale scored 21 points and No. 1 Notre Dame beat Gonzaga 81-65 on Thursday in the first game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase.Brianna Turner added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Notre Dame (4-0). The Fighting Irish dominated in the paint, outscoring the Bulldogs 56-32 and finishing with 29 defensive rebounds.Zykera Rice had 16 points and seven rebounds for Gonzaga (4-1). The Bulldogs scored the first seven points and forced nine first-half turnovers.Louise Forsyth, a sophomore guard from Langley, British Columbia, made a 3-pointer in 14 minutes of action for Gonzaga.BIG PICTURENotre Dame: The Irish won each of their first three match ups by a minimum of 20 points.Gonzaga: The Bulldogs are favoured to win the West Coast Conference for the third year in a row.UP NEXTNotre Dame: Faces Drake-Rutgers winner Friday.Gonzaga: Faces Drake-Rutgers loser Friday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

How swapping holiday resorts this summer could save you hundreds of pounds

first_imgSwap Lisbon for the Algarve, Zadar for Porec, and Ibiza for the Costa Blanca if you want to save money on a beach holiday this summer. This is the verdict of the Post Office’s annual investigation into the cost of holiday staples around Europe.And with the pound down nine per cent on the same time last year, and uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union likely to hurt it further, British holidaymakers’ hunt for value might never have been tougher.Sunny Beach in Bulgaria has again – for the fourth year running – proved to be the cheapest destination surveyed by the currency experts, with a basket of tourist staples, including a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer and a three-course evening meal for two with a bottle of wine, coming to just £37.33. But it is the idea of changing one destination in a country for another offering a lower cost that could be more appealing.  Europe’s cheapest – and most expensive – holiday destinationsSunny Beach, Bulgaria (£37.33)Algarve, Portugal (£58.38)Costa del Sol, Spain (£60.65)Marmaris, Turkey (£68.13)Paphos, Cyprus (£74.32)Costa Blanca, Spain (£75.56)Porec, Croatia (£79.08)Limassol, Cyprus (£79.89)Crete, Greece (£81.84)Zante, Greece (£82.36)Kefalonia, Greece (£84.29)Majorca, Spain (£88.98)Corfu, Greece (£90.05)Sliema, Malta (£95.31)Lisbon Coast, Portugal (£99.33)Zadar, Croatia (£108.89)Nice, France (£116.64)Sorrento, Italy (£118.51)Ibiza, Spain (£131.02) Spain and Croatia, too, had offerings of varying expense in the report. Porec on the Istrian peninsula in Croatia would save a couple – eating out each evening for six nights – £180 over the same in Zadar, farther south. Spain’s resorts provided yet greater differences. The Costa del Sol was ranked the third cheapest destination, with a basket of items costing just £60.65. A meal out costs just £28.61, according to the Post Office.  At the other end of the spectrum was the Balearic island of Ibiza, where a meal costs £65.52 and the total comes to £131.02, more than twice that of resorts on the Spanish south coast. The Costa Blanca ranked sixth overall (£75.56) and Majorca 12th (£88.98).The Post Office also found that a fall in resort prices around Europe would help mitigate the damage done by a weakened pound. Compared to five years ago, costs in the Costa del Sol are down 21 per cent, 15 per cent in Porec and 9 per cent in the Algarve. Sorrento in Italy and Nice, France, have seen the steepest rises since 2012, 61 per cent and 44 per cent respectively. The Post Office highlights how staying in the Algarve, the second cheapest destination surveyed and boasting golden beaches framed by wrought limestone rocks and sensational seafood, is  nearly half the price of the Lisbon coast. The former’s shopping basket cost £58.88 next to Lisbon’s £99.33.“If you haven’t already booked a holiday, do your homework to find a resort which best fits your budget,” said Andrew Brown, of Post Office Travel Money.center_img Porec on the Istrian peninsula in CroatiaCredit:© annete / Alamy Stock Photo/annete / Alamy Stock Photo “Greece, too, is looking very popular this year, with tour operators reporting increases of up to 40 per cent in bookings, but it will pay bargain-hunters to factor resorts’ costs into the overall price they pay for their package.“Swapping resorts could save a lot of money, and this applies to popular resorts all over Europe as well as Greece.”The survey found disparities in the cost of holiday essentials across the four Greek islands examined, with Crete the cheapest (£81.84) and Corfu the dearest (£90.05).  Porec on the Istrian peninsula in Croatialast_img read more

Trump stands firm over refugee ban

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump signs new immigration orderMarch 6, 2017In “World”Trump bid to restore travel ban rejectedFebruary 5, 2017In “World”Trump travel ban: States urge retention of temporary blockFebruary 6, 2017In “World” Trump border ban: White House stands firm over crackdown on refugees(BBC) The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on refugees from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against the move.Mr Trump tweeted: “Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW,” while his chief of staff said only 109 people had been detained.A number of judges ruled on the issue – one federal judge temporarily halted the deportation of visa holders.There has been condemnation from countries around the world.Mr Trump’s executive order, signed on Friday, halted the entire US refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.Protesters shouted “let them in” at demonstrations at New York’s JFK AirportThose who were already mid-flight were detained on arrival – even if they held valid US visas or other immigration permits.Further demonstrations are ongoing today (Sunday) – including one outside the White House. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said that, of the 325,000 people entering the US on Saturday, 109 were detained.“Most of those people were moved out,” he told NBC’s Meet the Press programme.“We’ve got a couple of dozen more that remain and I would suspect that as long as they’re not awful people that they will move through before another half a day today.”He said the seven countries had been chosen because they had already been identified by Obama administration as the most likely to harbour terrorists, and did not rule out the fact that more countries could be added to the list.Some leading Republicans expressed concern.John McCain called it a “very confusing process” which would “probably, in some areas, give ISIS (Islamic State group) some more propaganda”, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was important to remember that “some of our best sources in the war against radical Islamic terrorism are Muslims”. read more

LG X3 leaked quadcore Tegra 3 and 47inch HD display

first_imgLast year, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip was one of the most widely-used in high-end Android smartphones and tablets. This year it looks like the company’s quad-core successor will be the go-to chip. The Tegra 3 has been tipped to be powering another monster Android phone. This time it’s the previously unseen LG X3.LG made a splash recently with its stylish new Prada phone, but the X3 sticks to a more traditional smartphone path when it comes to turning customers’ heads: it’s packing some serious hardware.In addition to the quad-core Tegra 3 powerplant, the LG X3 features a gargantuan 4.7-inch display that runs at 720×1280 pixels. That’s just shy of the not-quite-a-phone-anymore Samsung Galaxy Note and slightly larger than Sony’s new Xperia Ion. The X3 will feature 8MP rear and 1.3MP front-facing cameras, 16GB of internal storage and microSD expansion, support for 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and HSPA+. The X3 also sports a 2000mAh battery, and LG has still managed to cram it all into a sub-9mm chassis — which is obviously a bit easier when you have a 5-inch diagonal slab to work with.Like many Android phones due to launch in the coming months, the leaked LG X3 image shows that it still sports capacitive buttons below its display, even though ICS features on-screen controls. That could change prior to launch, of course. The X3 has been pegged for an early Summer (or late Spring) launch and there’s a good chance that LG will show it off at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.It’s going to be interesting to view the benchmarks once they start popping up so we can see how the X3 and HTC’s quad-core Zeta stack up to other top-of-the-line Android devices. The jury is still out on how impressive the gains will be — most Android apps aren’t optimized for multithreading yet, after all.More at PocketNowlast_img read more

11 Disney Characters That Could Be Superheroes

first_imgStay on target If I didn’t put this on the list, I wouldn’t like myself very much for it. I know you guys wouldn’t like me too. If you’re going to have any lady from Disney on your team with sharp reflexes and could shoot straight and ask questions later, Merida should differently be on your superhero roster. Merida would make an insanely fantastic superhero. You’d think of her as Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) meets Green Arrow. Someone who’s naturally skilled at shooting, but someone whose phenomenal in hand-to-hand combat and swordsmanship. If she were recruited, she’d be someone who would be fantastic alongside Black Widow (redheads for the WIN) and Bucky Barnes. Merida is so kind-hearted and refuses to take no for an answer, which makes her perfect for espionage or undercover work.Lilo, Stitch, and Nani (Lilo and Stitch)via DisneyI never knew how badly I wanted this until I typed it out. Hear me out. Lilo, Stitch, and Nani go on surfing adventures through the stars. It would be Hawaii meets Guardians of the Galaxy style. How could you NOT want that? Bringing Lilo and Nani into space would add an even more exciting layer to Stitch coming to earth.It would be like Stitch showing them their home for a change. They’d love it so much that they stay there and go on adventures. Stitch already has a cast of alien characters that he could bring on board for the adventure. Just like the movie and Guardians of the Galaxy, they’d set themselves up a little-found space family. Nani could fall in love with a Peter Quill like character Kitty Pryde style and Lilo and Stitch have to get out some tough space in space. I want this so badly now.The Genie (Aladdin)via DisneyThere are so few characters in the Disney universe that can totally dominate on an epic scale with their powers. The Genie is one of those characters that can dominate on a grand scale without even really trying. My friend Michael suggested that “The Genie is basically Dr. Manhatten” and he couldn’t be more right. If you look at The Genie on an epic scale, he could honestly turn the world upside down with a snap of his fingers. Genie’s abilities to warp space, time and reality are pretty significant. We don’t even know how much he can do with that amount of power. His cosmic like demeanor both in ability and in person would make a powerful yet dangerous superhero that would need to be kept happy and checked on every so often. He’s the equivalent of Dr. Manhatten, but also someone like Legion or Jean Grey.Max Goof & Goofy (A Goofy Movie)via DisneyFamily is essential. There have been some incredible father/son duos that are incredible (or terrible) superhero teams. Max Goof and Goofy would be something of a wonder if they were to team up in a Disney superhero-verse together. Goofy would be like a Wolverine (if dark) or Gladiator (if light) type of a character, where he tries passing off his legacy to his son and trying desperately to teach him the ropes. Max could be like Laura or Daken (if dark) or Kid (if light) trying to do his own thing and step out of what his father had to what he could have. It would be interesting to see Max and Goofy working together as a superhero duo and see Goofy’s adventures before, and Max creates his own legacy. I don’t have a favorite Disney princess, but if I did have one Mulan would be mine. I also wouldn’t call her a Disney princess, but that’s my peculiar gripe. She’s heroic, empathic, brace and defeated an entire army! Mulan, with her great undercover skills and wit, would make a fantastic secret agent. In the like of Mockingbird and Black Widow, but even Mystique if we’re going the mutant route, she would kill it in the field. She’d be perfect at blending in with the crowd, honing her agility, stamina, reflexes and could become a trained martial artist and assassin if she wanted to. Mulan is also super smart and has a willpower that will knock some people out.Kuzco (Emperor’s New Groove)via DisneyWe need a shapeshifter on our team of Disney superheroes, don’t we? Might I suggest Emperor’s New Groove bad boy Kuzco? Since he’s already spent a bit of time as a llama, it would be incredible to make him a superhero like Beast Boy where he could transform and become animals of his own will. He’d become an expert in shapeshifting into any animals he chooses for the situation at hand. He’d also be a playful kind of person with his powers. Since Kuzco is such a personality, he’d be such an incredible person to have on a team while being stubborn, needy, arrogant and egotistical.Merida (Brave) Flynn Rider carries a particular type of swag that could make him fantastic for a government agent or operative. He could channel some characters like Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) or Nightwing (Dick Grayson) to make himself a type of operative that carries so much potential with no limit to what he could accomplish. Flynn is already an expert in getting out of tight spots and blending in a crowd. He’s also very arrogant, backstabbing, and utterly narcissistic in a lot of ways, but he’s also amusing and knows how to keep a seemingly low profile if needed. That said, he also has the charisma of an agent mixed with the importance of being an adventurer.Jane (Tarzan)via DisneyThis is a tough one. Jane has always been somewhat of a superhero to me, much more than Tarzan has been. Since Jane Porter lives in the jungle with Tarzan, abandoning her upper-class life, she has a way with animals that could be somewhat cool to use as a superhero. Jane would be a great Batgirl meets Squirrel Girl situation. She’d had the jungle equipment (trees, rope, etc.) at her disposal to use to make makeshift weapons and swing around the jungle saving animal kind, but she’d also communicate more with the animals she holds dear.Chesire Cat (Wonderland)via DisneyWe’re coming to an age where we accept the wacky and madcap world of comics. We push the limits of storytelling in creating things that we don’t often see in comics before. These are the ones I always tend to gravitate towards. If you could put those animals at the forefront of the story, you immediately think of the Chesire Cat. Chesire Cat would dominate in a world and be like Danny the Street from Doom Patrol or Arcade from Avengers Arena. You’d be unsure if he were a hero or a villain from all the stuff, but he’d have fun with you all the same. He’d create the world filled with shifts, tricks, and all sorts of surprises. Chesire would help you along the way using his powers for good… or trickery. He’d be like a kitty Loki.Mulan (Mulan) ‘Star Wars’ Grenade-Shaped Coke Bottles Banned From FlightsDisney Remasters Classic ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Lion King̵… isney has a wonderful arrangement of characters that have made their ways into our hearts for years. They’ve given us a different assortment of characters in the forms of princesses, hooligans, princes, thieves, animals and more. However, have you ever wondered what some Disney characters would be like as superheroes? I’ve always wondered that too. Some of them have the powers and skills in front of them and others may just need a push to send them to the top. I’ll be bringing you a little list of some dope Disney characters that we make marvelous superheroes.Elsa (Frozen)via DisneyLet’s start off with a simple one before I have to explain myself and my choices. Elsa would be the perfect superhero with her already established abilities to create snow and ice at her fingertips. She’d make a stunning superhero, but she’d also make one of the best antagonists if you were to go villain route with her. Elsa could comfortably fit into the superhero categories in the ranks of superheroes like Emma Frost, Iceman or Killer Frost. Imagine her with a storyline where she’s unable to control her powers and freezes everyone, not knowing how to get out of the situation. She’d have to rely on her own instincts and accept help from unreliable sources along the way.Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent)via DisneyI know what you’re thinking, “She’s a bad guy. You can’t put her on this list.” First of all, yes I totally can. Second, think of how amazing she would be as an antihero? Maleficent is one of those characters that has been through a lot of trauma in her life, physically, emotionally and mentally. She’s come back swinging every time. Maleficent (2014) showed an audience that she doesn’t appear to be all that bad and has a big heart. Think of this, Maleficent with her sorceress powers in the vein of characters like Enchantress and Scarlet Witch. If she was misunderstood like them and trying desperately to control her raw emotions with all these forces at her fingertips? Note to all: I am very available to write this story anytime.Flynn Rider (Tangled) Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Aubameyang Arsenal havent seen the best of me yet

first_imgArsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teased that he’s still not at 100% peak performance, despite a stunning start to the seasonThe Gabon international’s brace in Arsenal’s 4-2 derby win over Tottenham on Sunday made him the sole leader of the Premier League scoring charts with 10 goals.However, Aubameyang reckons there is still more left in the tank from him.“It’s early in the season and I know that we have good strikers in this league,” Aubameyang told Arsenal.com.“It will be tough, but I am happy that we won against Tottenham. I think the most important thing, as I always say, is the team.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think I’m not at my 100 per cent, but it is coming. It’s coming. Against Tottenham, I felt very good on the pitch and I am really happy. But my best form is coming.“It’s the best league in the world so it’s a great challenge for me. Of course I prefer playing centrally, but I know that I am can help the team and sometimes the coach puts me on the left side. But as I said, it’s my favourite position, so on Sunday it was good.”Since his club record arrival of £56m from Borussia Dortmund in January, Aubameyang has scored 22 goals in 32 games for Arsenal.The Gunners will next face Manchester United away at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Soyfoods Association of North America Praises FamilyOwned Soybean Farms That Help Feed

first_imgThe Soyfoods Association of North America celebrated World Food Day on Oct. 16 with a focus on the 500 million family farmers in the world as a solution to end hunger. In a news release this week, the Soy foods Association of North America praised family soy farmers and their efforts towards sustainably feeding the world. According to the release, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates there are currently 803 million hungry people in the world, and the population is only increasing. It is essential to find a sustainable source for high-quality protein and critical nutrients. The answer can be found in the noble soybean, the only plant-based complete protein.For many reasons, soy and soy products can help end the hunger issues being faced by the world. Farmers are able to grow more soy crops with fewer natural resources than any other good source of protein, as soy requires less water, less energy to cultivate and less land. And with new technology and efficiencies, more crops are grown per acre than ever before. Soybeans do not require refrigeration and can safely and effectively be transported in developing nations, where perishable sources of protein may be costly and difficult.This year’s World Food Day theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth,” recognizes the work farmers are doing as a key component to ending hunger. The 280,000 soybean producers in the United States work every day to be a part of the solution.Click here to visit the Soyfoods Association website for more information.last_img read more

Kenai Peninsula College Director Thanks The Borough For Support

first_imgTurner stated that KPC and Valdez receive support from their municipalities. Turner explained scope and size of KPC. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In light of Governor Dunleavy’s proposed budget and dramatic cuts to the University of Alaska System. Kenai Peninsula College Director Gary Turner, addressed the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, Tuesday night and thanked the assembly for the support of funding for KPC.center_img Turner: “I truly appreciate the resolution to support Kenai Peninsula College and funding from the State of Alaska. As we all know we are living in very challenging times, budget wise. Virtually every department, agency, borough, municipality, so for you to provide the support of a resolution that will be sent to the Governor and the Board of Regents and President Johnsen, I can’t say enough how much the college appreciates that. All I’ve done since February 13th, is budget.” Turner: “KPC is the biggest community campus in the state and there’s 14 of them. We’re bigger than the Juneau campus.”last_img read more

No cattle sale on roads Govt

first_imggovtThe divisional and deputy commissioners and municipalities have been directed to take legal action against anyone selling animals on the roads outside designated cattle markets, reports UNB.The decision was taken at a meeting on preparation for sacrificing animals at fixed spots and ensuring speedy disposal of wastes. LGRD minister Md Tajul Islam presided over the meeting, according to a PID handout.The authorities strictly prohibited selling cattle on highways, especially on routes through which vehicles leave the capital.At the meeting, the minister urged city corporations to be sincere in implementing the plan and requested the people to sacrifice animals at fixed spots and clear the wastes quickly.last_img

Fast Cash Home Buyers Benefiting From Harvey

first_img 00:00 /03:16 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Michael HagertyBrian Spitz’s company Big State Home Buyers doubled the number of its transactions after Harvey struck Houston.Hurricane Harvey left many homeowners wondering what to do with their house – especially if it flooded for the second or third time.Some of them may be selling their house to an investor – for fast cash.One company, Big State Home Buyers, has seen a spike in business since Harvey. We sat down with the firm’s president and founder, Brian Spitz, for this week’s Bauer Business Focus.Click on the play button above to listen to the interview.last_img

I have a PSN account what should I do

first_imgThe revelation yesterday that Sony has discovered PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts have been hacked, has understandably got anyone with one of those accounts worried.What exactly has been taken and what should you do about it? Here’s a brief guide that we hope you find useful.The information taken by the hacker includes:AdChoices广告Your full nameYour address for billingYour address for shippingCountryEmail addressFull birth datePSN ID and/or Qriocity IDPSN password and/or Qriocity passwordSecurity questions and answers for both PSN and Qriocity accountsYour full purchase history of digital productsAny sub-accounts will also have the same information compromisedPotentially: Credit card number and expiry dateEffectively the hacker who took this information knows a lot about you, and depending on his/her intentions could use it in an attempt to make some money. This could be done by selling the information on which would then be used in phishing attacks, identity theft, or some form of contact attempt. Any contact will likely seem convincing as so much is known about each user from Sony’s compromised servers.There are a number of actions you can take to limit your exposure to any malicious activity both now and when PSN and Qriocity come back online.What to do nowIt’s unclear whether credit card details were taken or not, but Sony is not taking any chances and guessing they may have been. What you need to do is find out which card is associated with your PSN account and start looking through transactions from April 17 onwards. Is there anything unusual on your transaction history?Even if there isn’t yet, it is possible they could appear in the future so you need to continue to check for the next few months. Alternatively, if the card is near its expiration date, or you don’t rely on it on a daily basis, phone up your bank and tell them you want a replacement because of this Sony issue. That will get the card cancelled and a new one sent out in a few days. It also guarantees no money will be stolen from your account.Sony has offered some further advice for U.S. residents regarding obtaining a free credit report. You can view the advice and contact details of credit bureaus on the PlayStation.com PSN update post.Another problem to be aware of is reuse of username and password information. Have you used the same login details from your PSN account elsewhere? If so, you need to change them as soon as possible to ensure further accounts are not accessed. It doesn’t matter what type of accounts you have reused the login details with, change them. Remember, the hacker has answers to security questions as well as your passwords. If those same questions are used on other accounts it makes it easier to gain access. Update all the security information you can on your different online accounts.Finally, be vigilante with any emails, phone calls, or offers in the post etc. you receive in the coming weeks. These people know where you live, how to contact you via email, and what products you have purchased. It won’t be hard for them to contact you with a very official and legitimate-looking e-mail or call pretending to be from Sony. Be on your guard and treat anything like this with suspicion. Sony is not going to contact you in this way.What to do when PSN/Qriocity is back onlineIf you follow the advice given above then the only thing left to do is change your account details stored with your PSN and Qriocity accounts. That means as soon as Sony say the service is live you need to change your username and password (and security questions if possible).As far as we know, Sony is not going to reset everyone’s account and it’s up to the individual to do this. We urge you to do it as soon as you have access to your account again.It’s already been said, but it’s worth repeating. Keep an eye on your bank transactions and be extra careful filtering through your correspondence. The amount of information leaked makes it that much easier for those with malicious intentions to trick you into believing something is legitimate.If anyone has any further advice they wish to share, please do so in the comments below.last_img read more

The Wandering art

first_imgVarious artists from all across the Indian subcontinent came together to showcase their works in Delhi and brought in forgotten flavours of South Asia.The show, curated by Batasha Mathur and Kiran Chaudhary at Experimental Art Gallery, was inaugurated with a special preview for the capital’s glitterati on Saturday. The main attraction of the show were the scintillating art works from India, Bhutan and Pakistan. About 20 artists contributed, including  K Ravi, Arun Pandit, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Karma, Imrana Tanveer, Vijay Kalyan, Gopi Gajwani, Mashkoor Raza, K Balamurli, to name a few. Works of Indian painter Vaikuntam and Pakistani artist Salman Farooqi were admired the most by the visitors, who were equally chramed by the scenic portraits by the former and the anguished women by the latter. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Farooqi’s work has been intensely inspired by a genre dealing with an intimate perception of landscapes and cityscapes. He has held many group and solo shows in different cities of Pakistan and the Middle East. In some of his works, we found images of dark interiors with old-style table, chairs and ornately carved head board set against bright sunlight coming in through open windows.  Juxtaposed with this were the various feminine expressions that invoked corresponding dark moods.Vaikuntam’s paintings capture simple lifestyle of villagers, the paddy fields, toddy pots on shoulders of men, the household chores, temple rituals depicting rural life of the country. Colour palette for some paintings were bold shades of red, blue, black whereas some had pastel shades of yellow, blue, saffron and more.last_img read more

MSC to offer new MSC for ME features onboard the Grandiosa

first_img Share Posted by Monday, June 17, 2019 GENEVA — When the MSC Grandiosa debuts later this year following its christening on Nov. 9, passengers will find brand new ‘MSC for Me’ features for 2019.MSC for Me, a multi-channel digital program that enables guests to interact with the ship and crew members, was first introduced onboard MSC Meraviglia in 2017 and has since been expanded to four ships – MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview, MSC Splendida and MSC Bellissima – each time adding more features to improve the guest experience.MSC Grandiosa will the MSC Cruises’ sixth connected cruise ship.“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at MSC Cruises, and technology does not stand still,” said MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato. “Since launching our industry-leading digital innovation program MSC for Me in 2017, we continued to research and implement the latest technologies that are specifically designed to enhance our guest experience, ensuring that they can make the most of the rich array of services, activities and facilities that we offer onboard our ships.”Here is an overview of MSC for Me’s new features for 2019:• Pre-booked experiences: Guests ben begin to plan their time aboard by adding selected pre-booked experiences to their pre-cruise personal agenda, whether it be excursions, a specialty restaurant reservation or a Cirque du Soleil at Sea show.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back• Credit card pre-registration. Pre-registering of a credit card through the app prior to the cruise is one less thing that guests need to do when they embark, giving them more time to enjoy their cruise once onboard.• Friends & Family Locator. This new paid-for service means friends and family travelling together will never get lost. Guests can purchase a special MSC for Me wristband with Bluetooth, Low Energy technology, and find their loved ones at any time on the ship map shown on their MSC for Me app. This new feature is complements the Kids Locator service launched in 2017.• MSC for Me Chat. Guests are now able to message each other directly through the MSC for Me app without the need for an Internet package. To begin chatting, simply scan the QR code on a friend’s app and begin chatting.• ZOE. Developed in partnership with HARMAN and Samsung Electronics, MSC’s voice-enabled artificial intelligence (AI) found in every stateroom on MSC Bellissima speaks seven languages and can answer hundreds of questions about the cruise and onboard facilities. It will soon be available on MSC Grandiosa.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish Steps• What To Eat. A handy ‘what to eat’ feature has been added to the MSC for Me app to give guests insight into the local must-eat ingredients or dishes to try in port as they cruise from destination to destination.In addition to the new features introduced this year, MSC for ME continues to offer:Mobile check-in to save time on embarkation day for simple transition from ashore to onboard An interactive map to help guests get around the ship quickly and easilyGuests can plan their cruise in real time, browsing through daily events, activities and highlights on the app, in-cabin TV and interactive screens throughout the shipNFC wristbands will connect guests to the ship’s services so that they can book them through the interactive digital screensUpon its launch, MSC Grandiosa will become the largest ship in the MSC Cruise fleet featuring enriched facilities, more staterooms, more public space and new features. It will be christened on Nov. 9 in the Port of Hamburg, and then sail the winter season in the Mediterranean, calling at Barcelona, Palermo, Marseille and Valletta in Malta. MSC to offer new MSC for ME features onboard the Grandiosacenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: MSC Cruises Travelweek Group last_img read more

S Korea WHO experts downplay pandemic potential of MERS

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Experts from the World Health Organization and South Korea on Saturday downplayed concerns about the MERS virus spreading further within the country, which recorded its 14th fatality and 12 new infections, but said that it was premature to declare the outbreak over.After a weeklong review of the outbreak, the panel of experts told a news conference that there was no evidence to suggest the virus is spreading in the community. The outbreak in South Korea has so far been occurring only in hospitals, among patients, family members who visited them and medical staff treating them. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Two hospitals, including one in Seoul considered as the main source of the outbreak, also were temporarily closed after MERS patients were found to have had contact with hundreds of people at the two facilities before they were diagnosed.Experts think MERS can spread in respiratory droplets, such as by coughing. But transmissions have mainly occurred through close contact, such as living with or caring for an infected person.MERS has a death rate of about 40 percent among reported cases. It belongs to the family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold and SARS, and can cause fever, breathing problems, pneumonia and kidney failure. Most of the deaths in South Korea have been of people suffering from pre-existing medical conditions, such as respiratory problems or cancer.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Top holiday drink recipescenter_img The virus has spread at a pattern similar to previous outbreaks in the Middle East, and the sequencing studies of samples from South Korea show no signs that the virus has increased its ability to transmit between humans, said WHO Assistant Director Keiji Fukuda.While the infections seem to be stagnating, the South Korean government must continue to maintain strong control measures, such as closely monitoring suspected patients and preventing them from traveling, because it’s still early to declare the situation over, he added.Fukuda said that overcrowded emergency rooms and hospital wards might have contributed to a wider-than-expected transmission of the virus that usually spreads poorly between people. South Korea’s habits of “doctor shopping” — visiting multiple facilities to treat the same infection — and the custom of having many friends and family members visiting hospitalized patients might have also facilitated the spread, he said.Fourteen people have died and nearly 140 have been diagnosed — including 12 new infections Saturday — with Middle East respiratory syndrome since last month in the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia. About 2,900 schools and kindergartens were closed and 3,680 people were isolated as of Friday after possible contacts with those infected. Hospital workers pray as they attend a special service for patients suffering from MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, at a Sungmo hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 12, 2015. The outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome has caused panic in South Korea. (Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The vital role family plays in society How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more