BC Wildfire Service bringing additional personnel to tackle fires north of Fort

first_imgThe Kahta Creek fire is burning approximately five kilometres south of another 6.5 hectare fire next to the Alaska Highway north of Buckinghorse River. While firefighters have completely surrounded the smaller fire with hoses, the Kahta Creek fire is currently uncontained, and has burned over 1,000 hectares. Reynolds said that the fire is currently burning in an easterly direction away from the Alaska Highway and not threatening any properties.The Milligan Hills fire, which is around 10 kilometres west of Milligan Hills Provincial Park, has also grown to over 1,000 hectares, though it is also not currently threatening structures at this time. Reynolds said that the Wildfire Service has made a request for two Incident Management Teams to be brought in to Fort St. John to deal with those two fires, which are the largest fires during near Fort St. John.A Conair Aerial Firefighting Avro RJ85 air tanker at the North Peace Airport. Photo by Chris NewtonCrews are also planning to begin attack operations on the Beatton River fire, which is located northwest of Prespatou near Nig Creek and has grown to around 500 hectares in size. Reynolds said that the fire has grown quickly because of windy conditions and the large amount of fuel in the area. Reynolds added that while several fires have grown quickly in size in the past few days, the current situation is much less dire than two years ago, since none of the fires are currently threatening any property. She said that crews are prepared for an anticipated spike in fire activity over the next month, as forecasters are calling for the usual pattern of increased thunderstorm activity heading into June. The Peace River Regional District also announced on its website this morning that it is currently monitoring the situation. It says that no evacuation alerts and no evacuation orders have been issued at this time, but that updates will be posted on the PRRD’s website and Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service will be bringing in more crews today to respond to a number of fires that flared up north of Fort St. John on Tuesday.Amanda Reynolds, Fire Information Officer with the Prince George Fire Centre, says that hot and windy conditions on Tuesday helped to fan the flames of several spot fires sparked by lightning over the weekend. Reynolds explained that two fires in particular have ballooned in size since Tuesday, when their smoke plumes were first noticed by fire crews from the air.A map showing the locations of wildfires burning north of Fort St. John. Photo by BC Wildfire Service.last_img read more

Delhiites to get taste of French culture

first_imgThe days of French culture and language are all set to return to the national capital with the beginning of Francophone Festival. The four-day event (March 13-16) will feature exhibitions, film screenings, theatre, live music, and the much-awaited Francophone Méla.Organised by Alliance Française de Delhi, ‘Semaine de la Francophonie’ or the Francophonie week will begin with a tête-à-tête with Canadian author Frédérick Lavoie. The session will focus on countering fake news and literary journalism as a tool to counter it. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe festival will then move on to the screening of Canadian drama Mommy which debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and won the jury prize. Another Canadian movie Origami, which revolves around an art curator who discovers his ability to travel back in time following a traumatic event, will also be screened. In the evening of March 14, Alliance Française de Delhi will inaugurate an exhibition titled ‘Back from France – Living Outlines’. Organised in collaboration with Raza Foundation, the art show retell the India-France-India story through the works of Reji Arackal. The exhibition will be on view until March 28, from 10 am to 7 pm, at the Gallery Romain Rolland. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”Since 1988, every year French speakers and Francophiles unite to promote the French language and the diversity of Francophone cultures. This will be a one of its kind experience for all those who know no boundaries when it comes to adapting and enjoying different cultures,” said Jean-Francois Ramon, Director of Alliance Française de Delhi. On the third day of the festival (March 15) French accordionist Noé Clerc along with an Indian Classical vocalist Ujwal Nagar and percussionist Zaheen Khan will present various ‘shades of sound’ from the musical series of Alliance Francaise de Delhi In[Chorus] to the visitors at the M L Bhartia Auditorium, 6:30 p.m onward. The festival will culminate on March 16 with the Francophonie Méla, which will witness representatives from different Francophone countries, animating stalls all over Alliance Française de Delhi, sharing information about their cultures, accompanied by delicious food from all over the world. The festivities will begin with various competitions organised for Delhi Schools students followed by a theatre play in the afternoon by the Alliance Francaise de Delhi’s theatre group. On this occasion, the students of Alliance Francaise de Delhi will get a platform to showcase their talent during an interesting segment called ‘AFD’s got talent’. The celebrations will conclude in the evening with an acrobatic performance ‘Via’ – A fusion of Chinese Pole and Kalaripayattu by an Indo-French performing group, at 5:30 pm, followed by a French DJ night by DJ Roli.last_img read more

As winter sets in UN agency prepares to feed vulnerable families in

Since then the displaced have been leading precarious lives in collective centres or with host families, the agency said in a news release. “Winter is tough for the poorest and hungriest people in Georgia who are often forced to sell their belongings to feed their families and keep warm,” said Maha Ahmed, WFP Representative in Georgia. “By providing assistance during these hard months, we hope that at least some families will not have to resort to doing this and will still have assets in the spring.”“We know there are many more people who need assistance, but we were unable to find the required funding to include them,” Ms. Ahmed said.WFP plans to distribute wheat flour bought in bulk nearly two months ago, before prices escalated to its current level. The agency will also distribute a monthly cash stipend to enable the beneficiaries to diversify their diet by purchasing oil, grains, vegetables and other items.The winter aid will be WFP’s last food assistance programme in Georgia after 17 years of support to the country’s most vulnerable. It will run until April or May 2011, when the Government will assume responsibility for the caseload of vulnerable people.“Even though the Republic of Georgia has made great strides since gaining independence, much still needs to be done to improve household food security and extend social safety nets to include all of the most vulnerable,” Ms. Ahmed said. “For the sake of those who need support, I hope this does not drop off the country’s agenda in the future,” she added. 2 December 2010The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that it will provide food aid this winter to 6,700 people in Georgia who have been displaced several times since fleeing their homes in 2008 amid fighting in South Ossetia. read more

Ethiopia UN appeals for food contributions to avert crisis for 2 million

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), unless further contributions are received, relief food stocks are expected to run out in March or April for nearly 60 per cent of the population in the Tigray region.With crop production down drastically across the region as a result of poor and erratic rainfall combined with reduced agricultural input use, OCHA made its call just as the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) started a major assistance operation, stepping up their relief effort to help 700,000 victims of the drought.On another front, there may be signs of hope for thousands of Sudanese refugees stranded in Ethiopia’s sprawling Fugnido camp, where ethnic tensions have fuelled tribal clashes among residents for nearly a decade. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Ethiopian Government has identified a site the agency can move 24,500 refugees to for their own protection.“The new site, Odier, in western Ethiopia, was chosen based on its accessibility, proximity to administrative and security establishments, and the tribal composition of local residents,” said UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond today in Geneva. “Most important, [the site] was chosen with the consent of the refugees themselves, who want to move from the sprawling, insecure Fugnido camp.”The Government has promised adequate security will be provided at the new site, and the UN Security Coordinator is now visiting the area to make sure the site is indeed safe for UNHCR and other aid agencies to serve it. “At present, the road leading to the site is a ‘no-go’ area for UN staff due to clan tensions in the region,” Mr. Redmond said.If the Odier site is declared safe, the agency estimates it will cost some $1.8 million to turn it into a camp for 23,000 Nuers and Dinkas from Sudan. Those clans asked UNHCR to relocate them after a particularly violent clash with another tribe, the Anuaks, last November, when 42 refugees were killed and many more wounded. The clashes left 46 children without one or both parents. read more

UN refugee agency hails Italys decision to allow stranded asylumseekers to land

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis said yesterday that “the heartening news” meant Italy has fulfilled its obligations under international and European law.The 11 men and two boys disembarked from the Lydia Oldendorff, a commercial freighter, Saturday night in the Sicilian port town of Augusta. They were given medical checks and transferred to an asylum centre in Sicily. Ms. Pagonis said the asylum-seekers were in good health, despite the physical and psychological toll of the last two weeks’ events, and were “obviously extremely relieved to be off the boat.” She thanked the ship’s owner, Matthias Dabelstein, and its captain and crew “for the patient and responsible way in which they handled this difficult and drawn-out episode.” On 9 October the Lydia Oldendorff docked in the Italian port of Gioia Tauro, where the asylum-seekers were discovered, hiding in a container being unloaded from the ship. After being taken to local police, where the group said they were unable to claim asylum, they were returned to the freighter, which then travelled to the Maltese capital of Valletta. They were not allowed ashore and the vessel was escorted into international waters. Since 15 October the Lydia Oldendorff has been moored off the coast of Malta as UNHCR officials held talks with Italian and Maltese authorities to try to resolve the impasse. The ship’s owner agreed to delay its scheduled return journey to Turkey.During the stand-off UNHCR warned that returning an asylum-seeker to their country of origin without hearing their claim violates the fundamental principles of international refugee law and could amount to refoulement, or the forced return of a refugee to a place where they face persecution, torture or death. read more

In eastern Sudan UN emergency programme struggles to feed 90000 refugees

Having received only just over half of the funding needed for its programme in eastern Sudan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to donors to make up the shortfall as it struggled to feed 90,000 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees who fled conflicts in their countries and are afraid to go home.WFP said it has been given $9.4 million of the $17.7 million that it requires for the two-year programme until March 2006. “Food distributions to the refugees are in real danger of being scaled down or even interrupted because of the lack of funds and because we are battling to feed more refugees than were expected to remain in Sudan at this time,” WFP Sudan Country Director Ramiro Lopes da Silva said. “We appeal to the international community to remember the plight of these people who are dependent on food aid, cannot yet return home and currently have little chance of integrating into the local community. The least we can do is provide them with food.” Some refugees have access to land for farming, but the majority have not, WFP said. Few have any chance of employment and the many women heads of household are particularly vulnerable because social and cultural factors limit their access to food and income. Concerns about conditions in their countries discouraged more refugees than expected from coming forward for the voluntary repatriation programme assisted by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Sudanese Government.The influx of refugees into Sudan’s east began in the 1970s and 1980s, when thousands fled civil war, drought and famine in Ethiopia, followed by the two-year Ethiopian-Eritrean border war which ended in 2000. Even now, small numbers of refugees continue to arrive, WFP said. Nutrition surveys and reports from NGOs running selective feeding programmes in the camps show malnutrition rates reaching worrying levels, it said. “We need the world’s support to keep feeding,” Mr. Lopes da Silva said. “We know that without food aid these people won’t be able to feed their families. Their situation is precarious. Malnutrition rates among children are always the first to climb because they are the most vulnerable.” read more

Jaguars Fans Hold Tim Tebow Rally

Some Jacksonville Jaguars Tim Tebow fans have organized a rally Monday in the EverBank Field parking lot at 3:16 p.m. ET to push for the team to sign the free-agent quarterback, who was cut by the New England Patriots a few weeks ago.The event was projected to last three hours and 16 minutes. The planned time of the rally and starting time were encouraged by the Bible verse, John 3:16, which Tebow wrote in black below his eye back in the 2009 BCS championship game.“The Jaguars’ season is really in the tank,” James Stewart, a 56-year-old Jacksonville native and Jaguars fan who is one of the event’s organizers, told ESPN.com: “They don’t have a lot of promise. There’s not a lot to watch. We’re consumers and the Jaguars are a product, and there’s a lot of room for improvement. Tebow we think would be value added if he were to be signed and given an opportunity at quarterback…“It’s the perfect time in our view to do a Tebow experiment. Whether you like him or not, I think everyone would watch. It would be compelling.”More details to come. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State looking to prove everyone wrong in Holtmanns inaugural

Ohio State freshman forward Kyle Young (25), freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (34) and junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) defend Wooster forward Alex Baptiste on his drive to the net in an exhibition game on Nov. 5, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentPages of predictions for Ohio State’s season line the walls of assistant coach Ryan Pedon’s office. Those pages outline another rough campaign looming for the Buckeyes in Chris Holtmann’s first season at the helm despite the new coaching staff and trio of talented freshmen — four-star forwards Kaleb Wesson and Kyle Young and three-star forward Musa Jallow — joining Ohio State. The shake-ups are not enough to make people forget the worst season under former head coach Thad Matta, in which the Buckeyes finished 17-15 (7-11 Big Ten). “I think you only have to open a college basketball preseason magazine and read where we’re picked. 12, 13, 14, 11 [in the Big Ten],” Holtmann told The Lantern in October. “It’s all over, but it’s near the bottom.”Rather than ignore the predictions of a down year for Ohio State, the players and coaches are embracing the underdog mentality. “I think it’s hard to not be aware of [the predictions],” sophomore center Micah Potter said Wednesday. “But at the same time, you know we use it a little bit as motivation. Coach brings that up a little bit saying, ‘Hey, look guys. You know these teams are saying this is the time to get Ohio State.’ And this just kind of adds fuel to the fire.”But are the predictions wrong? Will the Buckeyes really surprise people and have a standout season?Perhaps they will. Perhaps won’t. Holtmann admitted Wednesday that the Buckeyes are “in the process of rebuilding our roster.”Ohio State has plenty of depth at forward with redshirt junior Keita Bates-Diop and senior Jae’Sean Tate returning to the Buckeyes’ starting lineup. In the Buckeyes’ exhibition game, the pair combined for 27 points and went 9-for-15 from the field. After missing the majority of last season with a stress fracture in his left leg, Bates-Diop shook off the rest and led the team with 17 points and nine rebounds. Returning for a healthy 2017-18 season, after receiving a medical redshirt, he could help provide the Buckeyes with a steady presence in the post while he mans the power forward position.Tate, the team’s leading scorer from a season ago, should once again be expected to be one of the Buckeyes’ offensive leaders. Holtmann and his staff will likely lean heavily on those two players. The Buckeyes will enter the season as a young, inexperienced team that lost three of its top four scorers from last season. Knowing that, Holtmann told The Lantern that Tate and Bates-Diop are the only known starters heading into the season.“After that, I’m still trying to figure out where to go from there,” Holtmann said. “I think we have multiple guys that can play and I think we’ll have a fairly fluid starting lineup throughout the year. That happens when you have eight to 10 guys that can potentially all start a game for you, or you have an injury or two.”Tate in particular could be relied upon more heavily than most other players due to the team’s lack of depth at point guard. The only natural point guard on the roster is junior C.J. Jackson, and the remainder of the guards on scholarship are shooting guards. Holtmann said Tate was a player who could be asked to provide Ohio State with another option at the one. Graduate transfer Andrew Dakich was another player listed as someone who will be asked to man the point for the Buckeyes. Jackson did not have a strong showing in the exhibition game against Wooster. He finished 1-for-11 — 0-for-6 from 3-point range — and only had four assists. Holtmann said Jackson has good feel for the position and will enter the year as the likely starter at the position, but that he will need to work on keeping his emotions in check during the game.Guard is the thinnest position for Ohio State, but the rest of the team’s depth will come down to how well the trio of exciting freshmen perform. Freshmen Kaleb Wesson, Kyle Young and Musa Jallow will all be counted on to play meaningful minutes for the Buckeyes, Holtmann said, even if they might not initially be counted on as starters. Young and Jallow will both provide the Buckeyes with versatile players capable of playing at both the forward and guard positions, though both are more natural forwards.Wesson, on the other hand, could quickly emerge as a candidate for starting minutes. The highest-rated commit in Ohio State’s 2017 class is a natural scorer and will compete with Potter at the center position. Against Wooster, Wesson was one of the more electrifying players for Ohio State, posting 16 points (5-for-8 from the field) and seven rebounds. Though he provided the Buckeyes with a glimpse of the bright future that could be in store for the freshman forward, he also demonstrated some struggles defensively and fouled out.There are several question marks pertaining to depth and expected performance. The uncertainty surrounding the team does not bode well for a team hoping to surprise some people. With a tough schedule facing No. 9 North Carolina, No. 18 Gonzaga and potentially No. 8 Florida, this young team could struggle against a lineup of high-quality opponents.With a promising young group of players and some returning core players from last year, Ohio State seems to be in a position to finish with a better record than last season, but an NIT appearance is more likely than a surprise NCAA Tournament bid.Having waited since June to see what the team will look like in the start of the Holtmann era, the Buckeyes are eager to get their first chance to show if they can prove any of the early predictions wrong and put together a strong season at 7 p.m. Friday at the Schottenstein Center. “Obviously there’s a lot of anticipation for this game. The new staff and pretty much new team,” Potter said. “It was good to be able to get out there and play hard and just see where we are. Obviously, Wooster is not the level of competition we’re going to be playing moving forward. But it was good to see us gel a little bit and see us make the little mistakes that we can fix very easily.” read more

The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.1. #BAILOUT EXTENSION: Finance ministers from throughout the Eurozone have agreed in principal to extend the deadline for Ireland’s repayment of its bailout loans. Both the Irish and Portuguese governments are looking to extend the repayment of the outstanding loans by an average of 15 years.2. #NEGLECT: The couple who were found guilty of the unlawful killing by neglect of Evelyn Joel, 59, have been given suspended sentences. The Irish Examiner is reporting that Evelyn’s daughter Eleanor, 39, and her partner Jonathan Costen, 41, were given 240 hours of community service at Wexford Criminal Court yesterday.3. #NICOLA FURLONG: The trial of Richard Hinds, the 19-year-old American who is accused of the murder of Nicola Furlong, 21, is continuing in Japan today. Hinds has told the court that he did not believe that he was the cause of her death. Her family have said that they are happy with how the trial is progressing.4. #JOBSWATCH: 150 jobs are to be created in Cork, with the news that global network security firm FireEye is to establish a base in the city. Recruitment is due to commence immediately.5. #ARMED ROBBERY: It has emerged that last night’s shooting incident in Clonee was a targeted robbery attempt. The incident happened after a man placed an ad online in his attempt to sell an item. When the people who had expressed an interest in buying the item arrived at the house, they were armed and fired a number of shots.6. #SCHOOL FEES: An analysis of Ireland’s 55 private second-level schools has shown that they have more than €81 million in additional income between them each year. The top nine schools have, on average, an annual disposable income of €2 million.7. #ATTACK: The house of a Garda Detective was targeted late last week in an incident in which his wife was assaulted. The Irish Independent is reporting that the attack took place in Charlestown, Co Mayo, when two masked men who were armed with knives entered the house and demanded to know his whereabouts.8. #ROAD DEATH: A man in his early 30s has been killed in a single vehicle car crash in Galway in the early hours of this morning. The crash happened just before 2.45am on the Headford to Galway Road around six miles from Galway city.9. #GREENHOUSE GASES: Ireland is one of six countries that are behind on cutting its gas emissions as required under EU law. It is believed that up to €300 million may have to be spent by government over the next eight years in order to meet the required targets. Over on DailyEdge.ie:Brian McFadden gets death threats, Justin Bieber is a cheeky pup, One Direction in Dublin, and Withnail’s on Twitter. Go on, just click on The Dredge>last_img read more

Dekapentavgoustos

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The date of 15 August, or Dekapentavgoustos in Greek, is a unique day for the Orthodox Church, celebrated with liturgies and festivals known as panigyria countrywide.The Dormition of the Virgin Mary (Κοίμησις Θεοτόκου) is the biggest day on the Orthodox summer calendar for the diaspora as well, often referred to as Small Easter.It is devoted to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, while those named Panagiotis, Despoina, Maria and Panagiota celebrate their nameday on the same day.The Megalohari (Great Grace) Church of Tinos island and the Panagia Soumela Monastery in northern Greece draw in most of the country’s faithful this time of the year.Every location in Greece has its own Virgin Mary church, hence its own specific ritual and gathering. Ekatontapiliani, Kosmosotira, Xozoviotisa and Spiliani are just some of the names that this religious tradition has given to the churches of the Virgin Mary across Greece.The temples become the focal attraction for hundreds of locals and visitors who gather to adore the icon of the Virgin Mary and walk in processions in her honour.In certain places, the holiday lasts for three days, involving a holy procession of the Virgin and special prayers, culminating in an offering of local traditional foods and dances in the central town squares.In contrast to the last two weeks of August, when these celebrations take place, in the first two weeks of August the religious devote themselves to fasting and meditation in preparation of the August 15 celebration in honour of Mary. last_img read more

Less expensive voter registration process starts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Voter Registration Drives not authorized by Elections Office, voters still not registered Related Items:voter registration Extraordinary hours for Voter Registration Midnight cut off for Voter Registration; Elections Office hopes for 2,000 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Aug 2015 – Now you can enjoy the waiver government put in place though a Cabinet decision and get registered to vote for much less. Lots of the document fees are waived for brand new voters; from August 15 through December. The registration of voters for the next election season ends in November.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for April 5 Boy Riding Bike Struck By SUV Counterfeit

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, April 5, 2019:A caller reported his jacket and wallet were stolen from the Planet Fitness locker room. The jacket and wallet were later found in the locker room for the manager. (8:52am)Market Basket reported it received a counterfeit $100 bill yesterday. Police retrieved bill from courtesy booth.  (8:56am)A caller reported a man in Target was taking pictures of other customers. Police responded and spoke with the store’s security. (12:48pm)A 12-year-old riding his bike was struck by a vehicle at the Shawsheen Elementary School. No injuries noted. (4:57pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 17: Parking & Traffic Issues; Lost Wallet; Brush FireIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Haines Police once again authorized to respond to calls outside the townsite

first_imgHaines Police Department. (KHNS file photo)The Haines Borough Police Department has been authorized once again to respond to calls outside the Haines townsite in certain emergencies. At a meeting Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly decided police can respond to calls outside the townsite if there is an articulable crime in progress or an imminent threat to life or property.Listen nowTwo weeks ago the police department was ordered to not provide service outside the Haines townsite. Since then, there have been several incidents reported to the police department that have gone without responses, including multiple car accidents and a home invasion.When Haines police did respond to a call from a person trapped in a vehicle outside the townsite, Borough Manager Debra Schnabel took disciplinary action against Police Chief Heath Scott for violating the borough’s order to limit police service to the townsite.During the borough assembly meeting Tuesday, Schnabel said it was a very difficult decision to make.“I hope that you can appreciate that it’s very difficult to ask any first responder to go against their training and to go against their oath,” Schnabel said.Over the last year, the Haines Borough has been trying to figure out the best way to deal with police service outside the townsite since the Alaska State Troopers removed its sole “blue shirt” officer from the Chilkat Valley.In October, residents living within the borough but outside of town rejected a proposal to increase their property taxes in order to fund an on-call police service area. As a result, the borough ordered the police to stop responding to calls out the Haines Highway, Lutak Road and Mud Bay Road. The Haines Borough Charter limits local police service to areas within the townsite.This week, Chief Scott received a request to provide service to the entire borough from Maj. Andrew Greenstreet, the acting director of the Alaska State Troopers. The letter from Greenstreet describes the Haines Borough Police Department as the primary law enforcement agency of the borough with the state troopers providing assistance on a case-by-case basis.Assemblyman Tom Morphet said the Alaska State Troopers have not been consistent in their policing policy.“There’s kind of two different messages coming from the state. One is we don’t have jurisdiction, the other is we do have jurisdiction.”Morphet questioned why Alaska State Troopers would say that policing the entire Haines Borough is the responsibility of the Haines Police Department when state troopers provide service alongside local police in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Ultimately, the assembly voted to authorize police to respond to calls outside the Haines townsite if there is an articulable crime in progress or an imminent threat to life or property. The assembly also voted to have the borough’s attorney respond to Greenstreet’s letter.last_img read more

Trump UN should consider stronger sanctions on N Korea

first_imgDonald TrumpThe UN Security Council has to be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, US president Donald Trump said Monday, calling status quo “unacceptable.”“The council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs,” Trump said while hosting UN Security Council ambassadors at the White House.“This is a real threat to the world,” he said. “North Korea is a big world problem. And it’s a problem we have to finally solve.”last_img read more

Beer Company BrewDog Debuts StreamingVideo Service in Latest Niche SVOD Move

first_imgThe new “BrewDog Show” features James Watt (above right) and Martin Dickie (left), co-founders of the brewery, traveling the world to celebrate other beer-making practitioners and enthusiasts. The company’s headquarters is located north of Aberdeen, Scotland, and its U.S. operations are housed on a 42-acre site in Columbus, Ohio, that opened in 2017.Other BrewDog Network originals are: “Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person?”, hosted by actress-comedian Alison Becker (“Parks and Recreation”); “Four Sheets,” featuring comedian Zane Lamprey in a “drinkation” adventure inspired by his long-running series “Three Sheets”; and “Business Punks,” a docu-series in which Watt profiles “business misfits who have clawed their way to success.”“After our previous TV show ‘Brew Dogs’ got cancelled, we didn’t want to sit around in our underpants, crying into a tub of ice cream,” Watt and Dickie said in a joint statement. “So we decided the only thing to do would be to build our own TV network.”BrewDog Network’s lineup of acquired content includes: William Shatner’s “Brown Bag Wine Tasting”; Zane Lamprey’s “Drinking Made Easy”; “The Flying Winemaker,” an international wine and travel show; “Surfing the Menu,” hosted by chef Curtis Stone, in which two cooks travel discover the tastiest food and recipes in far-flung locales; and “Never Ever Try this at Home,” a comedy-reality series featuring hosts Teddy Wilson and Norm Sousa.To launch the SVOD service, the brewery teamed with L.A.-based production company Redtail Media, which produced the original “Brew Dogs” TV series. Redtail partners Chris Burke and Jared Cotton serve as BrewDog Network’s GM and head of creative, respectively.Watt and Dickie founded BrewDogs in 2010 through crowdfunding initiative Equity for Punks, raising £56 million ($72 million) over five rounds.Watch BrewDog Network’s sizzle reel:Pictured above: BewDog co-founders Martin Dickie (l.) and James Watt Popular on Variety ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Netflix has been spending money on streaming-video content like, well, a drunken sailor. Now comes a subscription VOD product from a Scottish beer-brewing company that’s geared around a tippling lifestyle — with a show lineup that includes such fare as “Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person?” and “Four Sheets.”Indie brewery BrewDog is launching the BrewDog Network, with several hundred hours of programming spanning craft beer, cocktails, food, travel, comedy, game shows, and documentaries. The SVOD service, priced at $4.99 monthly, features 14 original series at launch, including “The BrewDog Show,” a reboot of the TV series that previously aired on NBCUniversal’s Esquire Network (which shut down in early 2017).The SVOD service is available worldwide on Android and iOS devices and online at brewdognetwork.com. The five-bucks-per-month fee, the company noted, is less than the price of a pint of its beer.last_img read more

Star Wars Exclusives Just in Time for the Celebration

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Just when I think I am done writing about Star Wars Celebration exclusives, Lego quickly proves me wrong. We are just a few days away from the big event in Orlando, Florida and fans are ready to storm the show floor, obtaining as many exclusives as they can. Of course, they won’t be reselling these items for any kind of profit. No, not at all.center_img Lego recently unveiled their Celebration exclusive set which depicts the scene of Luke & Han going undercover as Stormtroopers to save Princess Leia. This is the Detention Block Lego set including 220-pieces and can only be obtained by entering the Star Wars Celebration raffle. You can enter from now until 12:01 am (EST) on Thursday, April 6th.If you are picked as a winner, you will be notified April 7th. This DOES NOT mean you win the set. It just makes you eligible to purchase the set at the company’s Star Wars Celebration booth.Have a local record store in your area, and you’ve been thinking about getting back into vinyl, but don’t know where to start when it comes to buying a player? You are in luck! This year Record Store Day and Crosley are bringing quite possibly the coolest turntable I’ve ever seen. The 40th Anniversary Star Wars: A New Hope Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Player! And it is only available on Record Store Day at your local music shops participating in Record Store Day.“Star Wars imagery will appear on the outside and inside of the special edition Crosley Cruiser Deluxe, a portable three-speed turntable that retails for $109.95, featuring pitch control and Bluetooth capability. Designed to reflect the stylings of yesteryear, the Cruiser includes modern conveniences like dynamic full-range stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and RCA outputs. Imagery celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, and is based on iconic poster art from the original release in May 1977. This is the fourth year that Crosley has released an exclusive Record Store Day turntable.”Now if only you can just get your hands on last years Force Awakens hologram vinyl to play on this bad boy, you’d be the talk of the Mos Eisley Cantina! Good luck obtaining these fantastic exclusives Star Wars fans!last_img read more

Ron Burgundy Did PlayByPlay for the Kings and You Stay Classy Los

first_imgThere aren’t any teleprompters in sports play-by-play, but that didn’t stop local San Diego TV news legend Ron Burgundy from hopping behind the mic to call some of the action during the second period of the Kings 4-2 win over the Sharks.Burgundy kept it classy by wolfing down a fat burrito to kick things off, and then proceeded to rip off some off-prompter one-liners that were probably funnier than Anchorman 2. Stay classy, Los Angeles.last_img

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Raised Their Kids TechFree and It Shouldve

first_img Register Now » October 25, 2017 This story originally appeared on Business Insider Psychologists are quickly learning how dangerous smartphones can be for teenage brains.Research has found that an eighth-grader’s risk for depression jumps 27 percent when he or she frequently uses social media. Kids who use their phones for at least three hours a day are much more likely to be suicidal. And recent research has found the teen suicide rate in the U.S. now eclipses the homicide rate, with smartphones as the driving force.But the writing about smartphone risk may have been on the wall for roughly a decade, according to educators Joe Clement and Matt Miles, co-authors of the recent book Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse is Making Our Kids Dumber.It should be telling, Clement and Miles argue, that the two biggest tech figures in recent history — Bill Gates and Steve Jobs — seldom let their kids play with the very products they helped create.”What is it these wealthy tech executives know about their own products that their consumers don’t?” the authors wrote. The answer, according to a growing body of evidence, is the addictive power of digital technology.”We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”In 2007, Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, implemented a cap on screen time when his daughter started developing an unhealthy attachment to a video game. He also didn’t let his kids get cell phones until they turned 14. (Today, the average age for a child getting their first phone is 10.)Bill Gates wouldn’t allow his children to have cell phones until they turned 14, fearing the effects of too much screen time.Image credit: Shutterstock Rex for EEMJobs, who was the CEO of Apple until his death in 2012, revealed in a 2011 New York Times interview that he prohibited his kids from using the newly-released iPad. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home,” Jobs told reporter Nick Bilton.In Screen Schooled, Clement and Miles make the case that wealthy Silicon Valley parents seem to grasp the addictive powers of smartphones, tablets and computers more than the general public does — despite the fact that these parents often make a living by creating and investing in that technology.”It’s interesting to think that in a modern public school, where kids are being required to use electronic devices like iPads,” the authors wrote, “Steve Jobs’s kids would be some of the only kids opted out.”Jobs’s children have finished school, so it’s impossible to know how the late Apple co-founder would have responded to education technology, or “edtech.” But Clement and Miles suggest that if Jobs’s kids had attended the average U.S. school today, they’d have used tech in the classroom far more than they did at home while growing up.That’s at the average school at least, according to the co-authors. A number of specialty Silicon Valley schools, such as the Waldorf School, are noticeably low-tech. They use chalkboards and No. 2 pencils. Instead of learning how to code, kids are taught the soft skills of cooperation and respect. At Brightworks School, kids learn creativity by building things and attending classes in treehouses.Edtech won’t be a “cure-all.”If there is any concession Gates has made on technology, it’s in the benefits it offers students in certain educational settings. In the years since Gates implemented his household policy, the billionaire philanthropist has taken a keen interest in personalized education, an approach that uses electronic devices to help tailor lesson plans for each student.In a recent blog post, Gates celebrated Summit Sierra, a Seattle-based school that takes students’ personal goals — like getting into a specific college — and devises a path to get there. Teachers in personalized learning settings take on more of a coaching role, helping to nudge students back on track when they get stuck or distracted.Technology in these cases is being used as specifically as possible — and in ways Gates recognizes as useful for a student’s development, not as entertainment.”Personalized learning won’t be a cure-all,” he wrote. But Gates said he’s “hopeful that this approach could help many more young people make the most of their talents.” 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more