“I’ll do anything is the simple answer,” jokes Greenwood, 61, when his extensive list of credits is mentioned.“I’m a little choosier now than I have been in the past, but I’ll fall off that wagon of choosiness with alarming frequency and just go and do something just because I don’t happen to be busy and it seems like fun, or it’s in a nice location or something like that. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Advertisement He has played doctors, lawyers, TV executives, disapproving fathers, a murderous husband, U.S. presidents, a U.S. secretary of defence and a starship captain, among many other things.In fact, if you have watched a TV show or seen a movie in the last four decades, chances are you’ve seen Bruce Greenwood’s face onscreen.On this particular morning, that face is across the table at Cafe Boulud in the Four Seasons Hotel. “I like being on a set, I really do; it’s hard for me to say no.” Login/Register With: Bruce Greenwood plays Dr. Randolph Bell — “a guy past his best-by date” — in The Resident. (ROGERS MEDIA) Facebook
On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index is down 150.54 points to 15,205.04.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 11.09 points to 21,443.52.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index shed 6.02 points to 2,434.67.The Nasdaq composite index dropped 48.86 points to 6,185.55.The Canadian dollar was trading at 76.80 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 76.57 cents US.
While those two websites however seemed to operate without a glitch, the hacker said that the database server of those websites were breached and the database was leaked in a pastebin post. A hacker going by the name ‘Davy Jones’ claims to have hacked several government websites in Sri Lanka, the latest being the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) website.According to E Hacking News the hacker said that the websites of Rupavahini television (State TV) and Sri Lanka One had been hacked last week. E Hacking news also said the hacker went into the One SriLanka website and extracted all data with 1,000 e-mail IDs and passwords, in a separate pastebin post. The paste also included a mediafire download link that contains the dump comprised from One SriLanka TV Web site.Last week, Davy Jones also hacked into the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment’s Web site, and leaked the database on a pastebin in a similar manner. Last week, the official Web site of Sri Lanka Media Center for National Security (MCNS) had also been hacked and defaced by a hacker calling himself Game Over. (Colombo Gazette) The hacker had breached the SLPA website. While the main page had not been defaced a Web page with a path to the “admin” folder was uploaded.
Sri Lanka has insisted that the Islamic State (IS) or ISIS were not directly involved in the Easter Sunday attacks.A Sri Lanka intelligence officer who wished to remain anonymous, told local journalists that investigations had confirmed that the Easter Sunday attacks were carried out purely by a local group. IS leader Al Baghdadi had later claimed responsibility for the multiple suicide attacks in Sri Lanka. However the intelligence officer insisted that the local network was not led by Al Baghdadi but may have had some form of contacts with some IS members.“They are not pure ISIS members,” he said. The officer said that the video sent to IS on the Sri Lankan bombers which was later released to the media by IS, was sent via Indonesia. The National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was accuse of being involved in the deadly attacks on Easter Sunday targeting hotels and churches.NTJ leader Zahran Hashim was among the bombers killed in the attacks.Hashim had promoted the ISIS ideology through videos and other propaganda material. (Colombo Gazette)
The United Nations General Assembly today invited the newly independent Democratic Republic of East Timor, which has applied for membership in the UN, to participate in an upcoming summit on sustainable development issues.In a resolution adopted without a vote, the Assembly welcomed East Timor’s independence on 20 May and invited the new nation, pending its admission to membership in the UN, to participate as a State in the World Summit on Sustainable Development, scheduled to be held from 26 August to 4 September in Johannesburg, South Africa.The Assembly also agreed that East Timor could take part in the fourth session of the Summit’s preparatory committee, which is starting next week in Indonesia.In other action, the Assembly adopted a resolution requesting its Special Political and Decolonization (Fourth) Committee to continue its efforts for a comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations and all their aspects.The resolution said the Special Committee should also review previous proposals and consider any new ones in order to enhance the UN’s capacity to fulfil its responsibilities in that field.The Assembly also urged Member States, the UN Secretariat and relevant UN bodies to take all necessary steps to implement the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee.Meanwhile, on the recommendation of its Administrative and Budgetary (Fifth) Committee, the Assembly appointed Kenshiro Akimoto of Japan to serve the remainder of the term of office of another Japanese official in the Committee on Contributions.
7343.960.1 The Warriors are just fine.Two nights after a loss to the Boston Celtics dropped Golden State’s odds of breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 regular season wins to 54.6 percent according to our CARM-Elo projections, the Warriors thumped the Portland Trail Blazers 136-111 and those chances are back to 60 percent. Stephen Curry scored 39 points on 21 shots and made nine of 13 3-pointers; Draymond Green had 22 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks and two steals.The Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard had a good game — 38 points on 27 shots — and Portland kept it tight through two and a half quarters, but the Warriors pulled away late with James Michael McAdoo taking Anderson Varejao’s minutes in the second half. (The Warriors played much of Sunday’s game without a true center, with Andrew Bogut out with a rib injury and Festus Ezeli, back after a 31-game absence, playing just nine minutes.) 7416.216.2 WINSEXACTLY THIS MANY WINSAT LEAST THIS MANY WINS 700.7>99.9 7231.691.7 69<0.1%100.0% The win takes the Warriors to 69-8 with five games to play. Projections for an exact number of wins are volatile as the season winds down, in large part because there are so few games left, and also because the Warriors are such big favorites in most of their games (CARM-Elo said they were an 89-percent favorite to win against the Celtics) that any loss has an outsize effect. Even after the loss to the Celtics, however, the Warriors’ most likely record was still 73-9, one game ahead of the ’95-’96 Bulls.Assuming it can sweep the other games in its schedule, Golden State still needs to win at least one of its two remaining games against the San Antonio Spurs to break the record. As usual, it’s hard to tell what Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will do; with his team already in the playoffs, he has been alternating playing his normal rotations and resting core players. The Spurs’ starters played heavy minutes against Toronto on Saturday, though, so they haven’t closed up shop just yet.Beyond that, CARM-Elo says the Warriors have about a 74.2 percent chance of winning the other three games on the schedule — one against Minnesota (95.6 percent) and two against Memphis (83.0 percent and 93.5 percent) — going by current ratings. Chances the Warriors finish with: 717.699.3
On the next Shaqtin’ A Fool: vol. 3, episode 2, there’s no JaVale McGee this week, but Shaq still had plenty of material to work with on this episode’s nominees.Carmelo Anthony gets caught up in a defensive trap and he panics. The best thing that Anthony can come up with is throwing the ball into the stands. Knicks head Coach Mike Woodson’s reaction was priceless.Corey Brewer gets screened by Chandler and puts on a bit of a performance to get the attention of the refs, but whatever he was selling, nobody was buying. Jazz rookie Enes Kanter is wide open for a 15-foot shot, but he rather shoot for the fans in the stands rather than the basket.The No. 1 2013 draft pick Anthony Bennett, who remains scoreless this entire season, gets a fastbreak and there’s nothing between him and his first two points of his professional basketball career, sadly it doesn’t end well for the Cleveland rookie.If they don’t get your vote then repeat offender Kendrick Perkins will. On a well executed pick-and-roll, Perkins attacks the basket with a reverse lay-up that goes horribly wrong.As always vote for your favorite at NBA.com/fool
HC Montpellier Handball made a small advantage before the second match of VELUX EHF Champions League TOP 16 clash in Barcelona.The team of Patrice Canayer won 28:25 (13:13) with Lithuanian giant Truchanovicius in the main role with eight goals.28 – Montpellier: Gérard; Richardson (2), Porte (4), Faustin, Afgour, Truchanovicius (8), M. Guigou (3, 2p); Simonet, Kavtinick (4, 2p), Bonnefont (3), Soussi (2) y Fabregas (2).25 – FC Barcelona:Pérez de Vargas; Tomás, Mem (3), Raúl Entrerríos (1), Sorhaindo (1), N’Guessan (7), Rivera (2, 1p); Morros, Palmarsson (2), Syprzak (5), Dolenec, Ariño y Aleix Gómez (4). HC Montpellier Handball ← Previous Story “Flying Danes” from Skjern smash Veszprem Next Story → BATTLE FOR THE UAE CHAMPION: The decisive time
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Band Parents Association is holding its annual Trivia Night on Saturday, April 5, 2019 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Doors open at 7pm. Trivia begins at 8pm.Tickets cost $20 per person. Tables of 10 are available. For tickets, please contact whswildcatbandparents[at]gmail.com. (Checks can be made payable to The Wilmington Band Parents Association.)Attendees are asked to bring their own your own food for their table, and to come prepared for the raffle basket table and cash bar.Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more about them HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Band Parents Raffling Off A Jumbo Wildcat Connect Four GameIn “Community”Tickets Still Available For Wilmington Rotary Trivia Night On June 14In “Community”Wilmington Band Parents To Hold Trivia Night Fundraiser On March 18In “Community”
Graphics: Federal RegisterDownload AudioA federal appeals court last week ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was following the law when it designated a California-sized piece of the Alaskan Arctic as critical habitat for the polar bear. The ruling dismayed the state of Alaska, the oil industry and several Native groups. They’d challenged the habitat designation, saying it was too broad and would deter activity in the region. Let’s take a look at this designation and what it could mean for the industry.The first thing to know is that this habitat is an enormous area, but 96 percent of it is off-shore, covering sea-ice or sea. The 4 percent that’s on land is a band of coast that stretches from the Canadian border in the northeast to Barrow, and all the barrier islands, down to Hooper Bay in Western Alaska.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Biologist Ted Swem says the habitat designation won’t require anyone to get any new permits. For oil companies, he says, it just adds a question for federal permits they’d have to get anyway.“In my experience it adds paragraphs or pages to the length of a document, and that requires the project applicant and the federal agency with which we’re working to add more text, and we have to have more thought, and more discussion … . But it doesn’t add weeks or months to the process.”That’s because, Swem says, regardless of whether the habitat is designated, the polar bear is listed as a threatened species. Under the Endangered Species Act, he says, any federal permit for development in this area of the Arctic already requires consultation with his agency, to evaluate its impact on the bear. And here’s the thing: even without the habitat designation, Swem says Fish and Wildlife still has to look at the impact on the habitat, because harming the habitat could harm the bear.“Every place there’s critical habitat, there is also polar bears,” as Swem put.The habitat designation adds a new question– what’s the impact on the bear’s habitat? — but the answer is roughly the same.“Not just roughly, but I would say it would be the same.Swem says. “It has been the same. In my experience, the answer is the same.”Swem cites Point Thomson, the Exxon project on the North Slope, as an example. Exxon got the crucial wetlands permit for that in 2012, when the polar bear habitat designation was in place, before the legal challenge put it on hiatus.“And it was right on the coast and it is in critical habitat, and I would contend that it didn’t affect that development at all, to have that project within critical habitat,” Swem says.The Corps of Engineers’ wetlands permit required Exxon to bring two drilling pads in from the coast a bit and shrink a third, to accommodate polar bears coming ashore. The Corps also required Exxon to pay compensation for filling 267 acres of wetlands, at a 3-to-1 ratio. That meant paying a conservation fund to preserve 801 acres elsewhere. Exxon won’t say how much they had to pay, but safe to say it was several million dollars.Joshua Kindred, an environmental attorney for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, an industry trade group, contends the habitat designation adds exponentially to that kind of cost.“If an area of land in which say a developer want to develop is critical, then the Corps puts sort of an automatic multiplier on the value of that land, from a wetlands mitigation standpoint,” he said.That’s not how the Corps of Engineers sees it.“There’s no one thing that says ‘OK this is habitat for a polar bear, therefore the wetland mitigation ratio is X,’” says Sheila Newman, chief of the Special Actions Branch, in the regulatory arm of the Corps of Engineers-Alaska District.It’s not easy to explain the Corp’s evaluation methods. Newman says they examine wetland “functions” but have no standard assessment tool. They use several. Newman says they’re trying to pare down the methodologies so companies can better predict their mitigation costs.“But, you know, we are not there yet,” she says.But, she says, in all the assessment tools in use, it wouldn’t make a difference whether an area is a designated critical habitat, or just a place known to see polar bears.“So the critical habitat designation, in itself, does not make a difference at all,” she said.Kindred, from the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, says the designation, if nothing else, adds uncertainty to a project. He says AOGA and the other plaintiffs haven’t decided yet whether to pursue their legal challenge further.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that he will be visiting India later this month to build on “an incredibly important relationship” that is “closely tied economically”.Pompeo’s visit will take place as the two countries get ready for a meeting between a newly re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump during the G-20 Summit on June 28 and 29 in Osaka, Japan.In preparation for his visit, Pompeo will be outlining to Indian business leaders in Washington on Wednesday “what we’ve been working on for my entire time here in the Indo-Pacific”, he told reporters at the State Department on Monday.Pompeo’s focus on economic ties comes amid stresses in trade relations from Trump’s America First policy and priority to cut trade deficits.”I’m looking forward to the opportunity both to give the set of remarks about how it is our relationship is so closely tied economically, but also importantly the things that the United States and India can continue to do to build out what is an incredibly important relationship for both countries,” he said.Modi and Trump are to meet during the G-20 Summit hosted by Japan in Osaka on June 28 and 29.Pompeo described India as “an important part of President Trump’s strategy in the Indo-Pacific”.His visit to the region starting on June 24 will “broaden and deepen our partnership with key countries to advance our shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific”, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Monday.”Prime Minister Modi’s recent election victory provides an excellent opportunity for him to implement his vision for a strong and prosperous India that plays a leading role on the global stage,” she added.After India, Pompeo is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka.Pompeo is to deliver the keynote address on Wednesday to the two-day India Ideas Summit of the US-India Business Council on “The US and India: An Economic Foundation for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.India has been in Trump’s trade crosshairs. The US ended tariff concessions to some imports from India under the General Scheme of Preferences earlier this month accusing New Delhi of not giving “equitable and reasonable access” to its markets.India was also hit by Trump imposing 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 aluminium imports last year. India has threatened retaliatory tariffs on agricultural imports from the US.Trump has criticised India several times over import duties on Harley Davidson motorcycles, which are a favourite of a section of his base, and whiskey, a product of Kentucky state that was one of his electoral bastions.India has also criticised the US tightening restrictions on H1-B professional visas that affects technology workers from India and moves to strip the spouses of the visa-holders of work permits.India has also been affected by the harsh oil sanctions on Iran and Washington’s refusal to extend the exemption given to New Delhi for buying oil from Teheran.The trade diplomacy baton appears to have been passed on to Pompeo from Trump officials with primary responsibility. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the principal negotiator, did not make an expected visit to India last year and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross cancelled a visit in February.Although Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy that places democracies India and the US as “bookends of stability” for the region is girded by shared defence interests, the economic factor has also been introduced into it.Late last month, the Quad countries — India, Australia, Japan and the US that are the key players in balancing China in the Indo-Pacific — discussed leveraging the power of the private sector by encouraging “transparent, principles-based investment in quality infrastructure”.This would be a strategy to counter China’s economic diplomacy that promotes infrastructure development in its quest for global influence.The US wants to increase military hardware sales to India and Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Clarke Cooper, who oversees defence sales, visited India days after the Indian elections.The State Department said before his visit that the agenda was to focus on “expanding our security cooperation, and furthering opportunities for American industry” and noted that US-India bilateral defence trade has risen from virtually zero in 2008 to $15 billion now.But India buying the Russian S-400 anti-missile defence system could be a roadblock to the US expanding military sales to India.The US has retaliated against NATO partner Turkey over its planned purchase of the system denying the sale of F-35 stealth jets and restricting training for its air force.While Washington opposes India’s purchase of the S-400, it has not directly threatened sanctions. Pompeo is expected to try to persuade India to drop the purchase and offer alternatives.
Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), will be observed in the country on 21 November (Wednesday) as the moon of Rabiul Awal was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday.According to UNB, the decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office, said an Islamic Foundation press release.Religious affairs secretary Anisur Rahman presided over the meeting attended, among others, by joint secretary to the religious affairs ministry MA Hamid Jamaddar, Islamic Foundation secretary Kazir Nurul Islam, Govt Alia Madrasa principal M Alamgir Rahman and Baitul Mukarram National Mosque imam Muhammad Mizanur Rahman.On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Makkah of Saudi Arabia with divine blessings and messages of peace for mankind. He also passed away on the same day.
X – / 17UPDATE (January 7, 2019): The Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts opened the doors on its new downtown campus today, where more than 750 students will study music, dance, theater, and other arts. The 168-thousand square-foot-building spans five stories and has multiple theaters. The Kinder name is also a new addition, after the Kinder Foundation pledged $7.5 million to plug a budget shortfall in the school’s construction in exchange for naming rights. However, as News 88-7’s Laura Isensee reported last month, the school district has yet to receive the funds.Back in June, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty went on a tour of the campus to check on its progress and learn more about its facilities.Work continues on the new downtown campus for Houston’s Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While students aren’t expected to be in place until January, the facility’s many classrooms, dance studios, stages, and performance spaces are starting to take shape.One of the key components of the new campus is the Denney Theater, which can seat 800 people. It can be used for every kind of performing art as well as to host all-school assemblies.“The main theater, the Denney Theater, is sort of the heart of the whole thing, so everything surrounds this from the first floor all the way to the fifth floor,” Principal Scott Allen, told Houston Matters. Representatives from the project’s construction firm, McCarthy Building Companies Inc., said work is more than 90 percent complete. Allen said the school will move from its longtime Montrose campus between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and students will begin classes at the new facility when the new semester begins in January.“The location was the most important just because we’re blocks away from the theater district,” Allen said. “We have partnerships with all the arts organizations, and so for us to be able to either walk a few blocks or jump on the train and take kids down to the Alley or the Hobby or Jones it just strengthens those partnerships.”The school also plans to have artists from those organizations on campus to teach master classes. Listen to the audio below for the full tour of the campus with. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /09:18 Share
While it might not feel like it in January, Greg Damianoff says Houston’s warm weather and mild winters contribute to the city’s stray animal problem.“Our problem is year-round because of the climate,” he said. “Animals can eat, drink, and procreate year round.”Damianoff is the director of BARC, the City of Houston’s animal shelter and adoption facility. He says his department takes in between about 26,000 and 27,000 animals each year. And the problem continues to grow as the city’s population does the same.“It’s the same story as always – it’s irresponsible pet ownership that puts us in this situation to begin with,” Damianoff said.He adds that if people were to license their pets, spay or neuter them, and adhere to the number of animals they’re allowed to have by law, then the problem wouldn’t be so substantial.In the audio above, Damianoff updates Houston Matters on the latest efforts to address the city’s stray animal population. And Salise Shuttlesworth, founder and executive director of the no-kill animal shelter Friends for Life, talks about how organizations like hers partner with the city to address this issue. 00:00 /15:02 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Photo provided by Harris County Public HealthThe Harris County Animal Shelter. Share
Netflix is taking on close to 250,000 square feet of studio and office space in Toronto, as part of its agreement to invest in Canada’s entertainment industry.The company announced pacts to lease two studio spaces in Toronto: with Cinespace Studios for around 164,000 square feet of space, including four sound stages, and with Pinewood Toronto Studios, also for four sound stages and adjacent office space comprising a total footprint of approximately 84,580 square feet. The new spaces add to Netflix’s existing physical production footprint in Canada, which includes a lease of British Columbia’s Martini Film Studios and production sites it sets up on a per-production basis.The Canadian expansion comes after the streamer in 2017 committed to investing $500 million (Canadian) in content production in the country over a five-year period — a goal Netflix says it’s on track to exceed. According to Netflix, the new Toronto facilities will provide up to 1,850 production jobs per year. Both sites will support upcoming Netflix series and films, including horror anthology series “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight” and feature film “Let It Snow,” based on the book by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.The City of Toronto did not offer Netflix any tax breaks or other incentives for the studio pacts, according to a spokesman for the city. The province of Ontario offers a film and TV production services tax credit of 21.5% to foreign-controlled corporations (stipulating that Ontario labor is at least 25% of the qualifying production expenditures claimed); that can be combined with Canada’s federal tax credit of 16% to eligible film or video productions.“With this commitment to Cinespace and Pinewood Toronto, we are proud to continue our investment in Canada and Canadian films and series,” Ty Warren, Netflix’s VP of physical production, said in a statement. “These new leases will enable us to expand our presence in Canada and provide a wealth of production jobs for skilled Canadian workers.”In the bigger of the two Toronto projects, Netflix will expand its presence inside the city’s Marine Terminal 51 and the Cruise Ship Terminal, owned by PortsToronto and under long-term lease to Cinespace. Those new facilities are expected to be operational by the summer of 2019.Toronto Mayor John Tory, in a statement provided by Netflix, said, “I’ve been excited from Day One about the interest Netflix has shown in establishing a much bigger presence in Toronto. Great crews, great studio space, great customer service and great companies like Netflix make Toronto the best place in North America to make television shows and movies.”Netflix’s expanded footprint in the Great White North follows its announcement to acquire the ABQ Studios complex in Albuquerque, N.M., last fall to serve as a major U.S. production hub.Over the years, Canada has been home to several Netflix productions. Current series filming in Canada include “V-Wars” in Northern Ontario and “October Faction” in Toronto, along with an untitled film starring Sam Worthington directed by Brad Anderson in Winnipeg and an untitled film to be directed by Patrice Laliberté in Quebec. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Previous Netflix productions in Toronto have included “The Christmas Chronicles” starring Kurt Russell; action-thriller “Polar”; and upcoming sci-fi thriller “In the Shadow of the Moon.”Other Netflix originals produced in Canada include “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Lost in Space,” “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” “Death Note,” “Game Over Man” and “Always Be My Maybe” (all in Vancouver); “The Package” (multiple locations in British Columbia); “Christmas Inheritance” and “The Holiday Calendar” (Northern Ontario); “How It Ends” (Winnipeg); “Hold the Dark” (Calgary and Kananaskis Country); “Good Sam” (Montreal); and “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House” (Ottawa).In addition, Netflix has teamed with Canadian production partners to co-produce series including limited series “Alias Grace” (CBC), “Anne with an E” (CBC), “Travelers” (Showcase), and “Frontier” (Discovery Canada).Pictured above: Pinewood Toronto Studios’ main building
Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Do what you love. Whether that be writing, art, taxes or sports, you should always do what you love no matter what stands in your way. Stephanie Phillips brings her love of hockey and comics together to form Kicking Ice: A Graphic Novel about Women’s Hockey. Stephanie teams with creative team, Lee Moder (A), Marissa Louise (C), and Troy Peteri (L), as well as, the National Women’s Hockey League and Ominous Press, to bring readers a story for all-ages about acceptance and empowerment in hockey!Geek was able to chat with Stephanie to hear her inspiration and love for the sport, the difficulties our new heroines will face and so much more.For our readers at Geek, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and Kicking Ice?I am a writer in Tampa, FL currently teaching undergraduate writing courses at the University of South Florida while finishing my Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition. Until a recent injury, I was also a competitive Muay Thai fighter and trainer at a martial arts gym in Tampa. I love sports, and I love comics, so the opportunity that I have been given to write Kicking Ice with Ominous Press is uniquely perfect for me, and a dream come true.What attracted you to tell the story about women’s hockey? Was this something you and your creative team (Lee Moder (A), Marissa Louise (C), and Troy Peteri (L)) were super passionate about?This is definitely a project that we are all incredibly passionate about. I grew up playing roller hockey before making the switch to ice as a teenager. I absolutely love this sport as both a fan and a player and wanted to find a way to celebrate the efforts of everyone involved in making women’s professional hockey a reality.I did not have the opportunity to play professional hockey, nor would I really have been good enough, but I am excited to see the top female talent relentlessly pushing boundaries so that the next generation won’t know that this struggle ever existed. Honestly, one of the most inspiring aspects of the NWHL and their players in the community that they have created around the sport. After games and outside of the rink, all of the NWHL players make themselves accessible to fans in a way that I have not seen other sports leagues do. This accessibility and community building is something that I wanted to prominently feature in the story because it is a part of what makes women’s hockey so uniquely wonderful.The rest of the Kicking Ice team is absolutely on board with this project and passionate about telling the story. Lee Moder is a long-time Pittsburgh Penguins fans with a love for hockey and the US Women’s National Team. Our colorist, Marissa Louise, has roots in Buffalo where the Buffalo Beauts, one of the inaugural NWHL teams, plays. Our publisher, Ominous Press, is also incredibly supportive. They are based in Buffalo and, since starting this project, have attended many Buffalo Beauts events. One of our goals as a team is to use this platform to help the NWHL find new fans. Even if you never knew about the NWHL prior to Kicking Ice, you will be able to jump into the story and learn about the players through our heroines’ eyes.via Kicking Ice / KickstarterThe greatness of any sport is the camaraderie that comes within it, but women have had to put up a lot being in the sports they love. What are some obstacles the young heroines will have to face, especially being apart of a co-ed hockey team?The difficulties our heroines face come from real-life stories of either my own experiences playing co-ed hockey, or the experiences of other girls and women in the sport. In particular, our main characters have to navigate a bully on a rival hockey team who enjoys taunting the two female players. While Skye usually finds this bully to be a mere annoyance, Bella’s confidence is often rattled by her tormenter. Sometimes, however, proving the naysayers wrong is just the fuel that our heroines need to kick ice.I also don’t want to simply show a co-ed league where our heroines face off against every boy their age. Bella and Skye actually have a very supportive cast of teammates and coaches. This support does not make the bullying okay, but it does show that a community can overcome the outdated and exclusive beliefs of others.You’re working with the National Women’s Hockey League for the story. What are their involvement and we’re they excited when you brought the story to them?I had no idea what to expect when I pitched this idea to the NWHL, but they have been nothing but supportive and invested in the book. They were immediately on board with the idea and have helped us reach players and spread the word. The book is in support of the league, their players, and their community-based initiatives to help grow the game.Will there be any guest stars from the National Women’s Hockey League within the comic?Definitely! I won’t give them all away, but along with an appearance from the league’s commissioner, Dani Rylan, fans can also expect Ashley Johnston (current caption of the Metropolitan Riveters) and Anya Battaglino (forward on the Connecticut Whale and current head of the NWHL Player’s Association). There is a representation of every team in the book. We want the NWHL fans to find their teams represented in the pages.You guys have some dope perks when people back this Kickstarter. Can you describe and/or tell us about some of the perks backers will be able to get?When we created rewards, I tried to think about what kind of things I would want as a hockey fan, so we have jerseys, custom pucks, t-shirts, stickers, enamel pins, and more. We also tried to give readers a variety of options for the covers of the book. Lee Moder created two covers representing the four NWHL teams. Our third cover is done by Harley Quinn artist, Amanda Conner, and features just our heroines. We will show this cover off soon, so I don’t want to give away the surprise!via Kicking Ice / KickstarterIf you could create an ice hockey team all your own, what would you call it? Do you have anyone you’d love to be on your team?In college, I actually decided to start my own team just for a recreational league. I named the team Elsinore Brewery, which is a reference to the movie Strange Brew with Bob and Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thompson). It’s a really obscure 80s movie reference, but every once in a while I wear the jersey to a hockey game and have strangers offer to buy it off my back. It’s definitely a niche market.If I could select anyone to have on my team, Hilary Knight from the women’s Olympic team would be an obvious choice. As a kid playing hockey, Martin St. Louis was my hero, so I don’t think I could draft a team without him as well. However, I would have to fight with St. Louis over which one of us should be playing right wing.Do you have any other projects our readers should look out for? Only if you can disclose! Can you tell our readers where to find you and where to find this fantastic Kickstarter?I definitely have a lot of stuff I’m working on for 2018! I’m not sure how much I can talk about, but I will have more work available later in the year. I will post updates about my upcoming releases on my personal Twitter (@Steph_Smash), and our Kickstarter can be found at www.kickingice.com. For more updates about Kicking Ice, you can also follow us on Twitter (@KickingIce) or Facebook.Kicking Ice: A Graphic Novel About Women’s Hockey is now active on Kickstarter with the campaign ending on March 8th! You have plenty of time to back it, but don’t wait too long! Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your PocketRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter
Homemade ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ Cabinet Makes Our Hearts …Homemade ‘Sekiro’ Prosthetic Arm Is Cooler Than The Game Okay… before we get any further, let’s just take a moment to appreciate how utterly fucking badass that is. Some guy has re-jiggered his toy firetruck. And he didn’t do it to make it better at putting out fires… no, no. He made the hose and all that shoot. Liquid. Flames. That’s fucking metal. Right? Right. Okay.You can catch the video above, and yeah, just do that. It’s 10-minutes long, but it’s all amazing (though if you want to skip to the flame-y bits, that starts around 4:30). YouTuber and DIY engineer, Peter Sripol grabs an RC Firetruck from a toy store and then goes to town modifying just about everything.As made, the truck is designed to store and shoot water at targets. After an initial test that melted the nozzle on the hose, the truck was practically remade. The pumps shoot further and are harder. The batteries hold more power and the truck’s even more agile than before. And, to show everyone that it all still works, Sripol loads up the machine with water and uses it normally. But then he loads it with gasoline, and the fun really starts.Throughout the video, he chases down and sets ablaze other RC cars, gravel, cardboard boxes and then finally an entire bank of fireworks.The terrifying (and totally rad) thing about this is that the modifications aren’t all that tough to make really. Essentially, he cut an RC car in half and jammed some more gear inside. The fuel pump is taken from a model plane and wired into a controller with some basic, soldered wires. If you’re roughly familiar with DIY electronics projects, this wouldn’t be a tough challenge at all.That said, of course, DO NOT BUILD AN ACTUAL “FIRE” TRUCK. THAT IS BAD. SHOOTING FLAMING GASOLINE AT RANDOM STUFF IS AWESOME. BUT ALSO VERY BAD. The truck does have googly eyes on the front, and that’s cool. And I’d say that if you do build this (which, don’t, seriously), then you are morally obligated to put googly eyes on it.Also, if you’re into this sort of the thing, the dude has tons of videos covering awesome home-made projects. So check out his channel. You can also pick up some of the same gear he uses if you want to take on a similar (but obviously not fire-related, because we agreed that’s bad) project, you can get his RC transmitter here, and the car itself here. You can grab just about any fire truck that will fit that base, but the rest will have to found at hobby shops. Good luck! Y’know… not building this magical thing from beyond the stars.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
Kolkata: Rahul Thakur (23), a resident of Bijpur in North 24-Parganas was shot dead by his friend following a quarrel.The incident took place at Halisahar under Bijpur police station on Saturday night when both the youths were sitting outside a closed tea stall. Police have arrested the accused, Subhadip Das. Police came to know that both of them were friends for a long time.Thakur used to work as a contractual labourer. According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that the victim might have had hurled expletives on one of the relatives of the accused. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThis had led to a quarrel between the duo. A scuffle also broke out between the two following which the accused took out a gun and shot Thakur from the close quarter.The accused fired two rounds of bullets at the victim one of which pierced his abdomen while the other injured his leg. Locals heard the sound of the gun shots and rushed to the spot. They took the victim to Kalyani JNM Hospital where he died late on Saturday night. The family members of the victim lodged a complaint with the local police station on the basis of which police have started a probe. They later arrested the accused. The family members of the victim demanded stringent punishment for the accused youth. The police are interrogating the accused and trying to know where the accused had received the gun from.
Not getting enough oxygen to tissues during pregnancy can lead to offspring with high blood pressure as adults. Vitamin C may counteract that. (Credit: Rattiya Thongdumhyu/shutterstock)High blood pressure in adulthood may extend all the way back to before birth, according to new research in sheep. Scientists found not getting enough oxygen to tissues during pregnancy led to offspring with high blood pressure as adults. However, giving a high-dose of vitamin C to pregnant ewes seemed to counteract that. The researchers say the results point to the need for proactive prevention strategies rather than reactive treatments.“Treatment should start as early as possible during the developmental trajectory, rather than waiting until adulthood when the disease process has become irreversible,” said Dino Giussani, a physiologist at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, who led the new research.Common ComplicationInfants unable to get enough oxygen to their tissues when in the womb end up small for their gestational age. And 10 percent of babies suffer this kind of growth restriction during pregnancy, which can have a lasting impact on their health. Infants carried by mothers who live at high-altitude are susceptible to fetal growth restriction, but the condition is also common in pregnancies at sea level from complications with the placenta. In both cases, hypoxia, an insufficient amount of oxygen in tissues, leads to fetal growth restriction and oxidative stress. Giussani and his team wanted to find out whether a common anti-oxidant supplement, vitamin C, could protect against fetal growth restriction and high blood pressure in adulthood.The researchers followed sheep pregnancies in the third trimester. Sheep have comparable gestational milestones to humans. And newborn Welsh Mountain lambs, their test subjects, also weigh about the same as human infants at birth. These similarities make the mammals better models for human pregnancy than rodents. Additionally, rodents’ cardiovascular development is not complete until two weeks after birth, which is not the case for humans or sheep.Daily VitaminFor their experiment, the team kept pregnant sheep in chambers that controlled the amount of oxygen in the air. Some ewes lived in an atmosphere equivalent to sea level, whereas other ewes lived in a high-altitude-like environment with oxygen levels around 10 percent, or just less than half the amount at sea level.Baby lambs living in the low oxygen setting were had stunted growth, the researchers found. The small newborns weighed less and were born earlier than lambs born to mothers in a normal oxygen environment, the scientists reported Jan. 22, in the journal PLOS Biology. And, by adulthood, offspring from the hypoxic pregnancies also had high blood pressure.Yet, when Giussani and his colleagues gave moms in the hypoxic environment daily doses of vitamin C, the offspring were not growth restricted and did not develop high blood pressure as adults, the scientists found.“Our discoveries emphasize that when considering strategies to reduce the overall burden of heart disease, much greater attention to prevention rather than treatment is required,” Giussani said.Still, the team urged caution about handing out the supplement as a precaution in all pregnancies. The researchers also found cells that line major blood vessels in the leg did not work as well in offspring born to ewes in the normal oxygen environment that also received the vitamin C supplement. Instead, the scientists recommend reserving the treatment for diagnosed hypoxic pregnancies only.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Norwegian Cruise Line passengers will have less time to pay for their cruises in full now that the company has moved up the final payment deadline from 90 days to 120 days before departure.As reported in Travel Weekly, the new deadline already applies to Garden Villa and Haven accommodations. Details about which cruises would be impacted, and when the new policy will be implemented are yet to come.The news was announced at Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld earlier this week by Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holidays, who assured agents that they will directly benefit from the move.“It’s great for both of us,” Del Rio said. “It locks in the customer early. You get your payment 30 days earlier, and it helps you with your cash flow. We think it’s wonderful for our agent community that you get to collect on your hard work 30 days earlier.” Share Travelweek Group Thursday, November 16, 2017 NCL to move up final-payment deadline from 90 to 120 days Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>