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The Department of Energy is shedding new light on school fundraising with the launch of an energy efficiency fundraising pilot project at two schools in Halifax Regional Municipality this fall. Energy Minister Bill Dooks launched the pilot project at Robert Jamison Elementary today, Sept. 26. The project will be launched at John W. MacLeod/Fleming Tower Elementary on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The students will be selling energy efficient items to raise funds for school initiatives. “This fundraising project will be beneficial to the students as they will be learning about energy efficiency in addition to raising funds for the schools,” said Mr. Dooks. Neighbouring residents will also benefit from the campaign as they will have the opportunity to purchase energy-saving compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, light emitting diode (LED) night lights and water conservation kits. “By making a few simple changes around the house, we can all reduce our energy costs and help the environment,” said Mr. Dooks. Karen Webber, principal of Robert Jamison Elementary, said her students, many of whom are active members of the school’s Green Club, are enthusiastic about the fundraiser. “This project provides our students with the opportunity to participate in a fundraising campaign that really means something to them and that has the potential to help others as well,” said Ms. Webber. Plans for a full-scale fundraising campaign will be determined upon the completion and evaluation of the pilot project.
Tom FennarioAPTN NewsOfficials who work with Indigenous people in Montreal are asking why an Inuk woman was released by police at midnight on a Friday in an industrial area of the city.Mina Aculiak was in Montreal getting treatment of an injury she sustained after being run over by a police car in her home community of Umiujaq, Nunavik.Police say she was arrested after causing a disturbance at the hospital.After being released, Aculiak disappeared for five firstname.lastname@example.org@tfennario
Rabat – Morocco may have accepted the UN invitation for talks on Western Sahara, but will use them as a platform to remind participants of its firm conditions.On Friday, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita spoke about the UN’s invitation to Western Sahara talks in Geneva in December.Bourita, who attended a closed meeting at the House of Representatives along with a committee from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said: “We are not going to the negotiations for negotiations.” He said that Morocco will attend the UN round-table to reaffirm its conditions, which emphasize Morocco’s autonomy plan as a just solution to end the conflict.According to Akhbar Al Yaoum, the Moroccan official also addressed Algeria’s responsibility in the conflict as a main party and not an observer.Algeria “is the one which created the problem, and it is Algeria that needs to contribute to finding a solution for it.”Morocco was the first party to respond to the invitations sent by the UN secretary-general’s personal envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler.Polisario also responded favorably to the invitations. The UN secretary-general said in his recent report on the Western Sahara situation, released on October 3, that he is confident that neighboring countries, Mauritania and Algeria, will also respond favorably to the invitations.During the House of Representatives meeting, Bourita discussed several other issues, including Morocco’s decision to cut ties with Iran for alleged Polisario-Hezbollah collusion and the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement.The official also commented on his meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly, which took place September 18 to October 5.Bourita said, “There is nothing wrong about Morocco-US relations.” He added that Trump does not interfere in Morocco’s internal affairs.While Iran claimed that Morocco severed ties due to pressure from other powers, Bourita denied that Morocco’s move was a result of US pressure to support its position against Iran.He added that Morocco has evidence of Polisario-Hezbollah collusion.“Maybe our decision coincided with the US escalation, but we have pictures and an evidence of Iran’s involvement in supporting Polisario through its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.”Bourita also discussed Iran’s alleged strategy to spread Shi’ism in Africa, referring to the arrest of the top Hezbollah financier Kassim Tajideen in Casablanca in 2017.
Ohio State redshirt junior reciever Johnnie Dixon (1) catches a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJohnnie Dixon sat on the turf with his legs out in front of him. A voice came on in the press box and mentioned the word injury. Oh no. Not again. Not Dixon. Not now. Entering the season, Dixon, a redshirt junior, was best known as Ohio State’s wide receiver whose knees were determined to leave his potential untapped. So, as Dixon sat there on the turf early in the fourth quarter against No. 6 Penn State, before the Buckeyes’ eventual comeback seemed attainable, it was easy for the minds of 109,302 people in the stands and the players and coaches on the sidelines to recall Dixon’s battles with knee tendinitis and arthritis. It turns out, this time it was only leg cramps, which Dixon said are “the worst.”And it turns out, Ohio State got lucky it was nothing more. Dixon would return to the field and make two catches, both for touchdowns, that were critical in the No. 6 Buckeyes’ 39-38 come-from-behind win against the No. 2 Nittany Lions. “I was very emotional when I made those catches,” Dixon said. “It’s just crazy the feelings that were going through my mind knowing that we needed a play, and we always tell each other that it’s going to be on us, on [the wide receivers], to make a play which we did.” The first play came with just over 11 minutes left on the clock, two snaps after junior cornerback Denzel Ward’s momentum-shifting blocked punt, with Penn State leading 35-20. Dixon started outside the right hash mark, and quickly cut across the field before turning back upfield and blowing past junior linebacker Manny Bowen into an open expanse. Quarterback J.T. Barrett, who finished 33-of-39 for 328 yards, delivered the ball to Dixon, who ran the final 16 yards into the end zone for a 38-yard score. As Dixon saw the ball coming his direction, the thoughts in his mind were simple.“Pay dirt. Score,” he said. The second play, perhaps more pivotal than the first, came with 4:20 remaining and Ohio State down 11, threatening to make it a one-score game. Barrett found Dixon on the right side with a well-placed, 10-yard fade, which Dixon hauled in despite junior cornerback Amani Oruwariye’s tight coverage.Dixon said when Ohio State realized Penn State had no safety on the play, he became one of two primary options on the play. And, it turns out, when his number was called, the former four-star recruit, who began the year with only seven career catches for 55 yards, came through. “I’m telling him all game that ball is going to come to us and we’ve got to make the play,” redshirt junior Terry McLaurin said. “We need Johnnie, and what he did tonight for our offense and our unit, he’s a leader for this team.” Outside the program, however, Dixon has long been doubted, with some fans wondering if he would ever be healthy enough to help the team. And beyond that, this entire season the offense, and the wide receivers in particular, have been criticized for their production — or lack thereof. But as the Buckeyes roared back to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive, it was Dixon and the receivers who stepped up down the stretch and helped Barrett. Dixon now has 13 catches for 332 yards on the season. After the Buckeyes’ 31-0 loss in the Fiesta Bowl, Dixon wasn’t sure he wanted to stick around for it. He admitted as much following the Spring Game, in which he tapped into some of the talent he displayed Saturday by hauling in six passes for 108 yards. The injuries and the disappointment had almost gotten to be too much. McLaurin remembers the conversation he had with Dixon and redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell in the hallway of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center about it. “Parris was just like, ‘We need you to come back. It’s going to be different next year,’” McLaurin said. But as Dixon laid injured on the turf early in the fourth quarter, it seemed like the same story might be happening again. It turns out, it was finally different.
Ohio State defensive lineman Nathan Williams will likely miss the remainder of the season, first-year OSU head coach Luke Fickell announced Tuesday. Williams, a senior, has been out of action since injuring his left knee against Akron on Sept. 3 and undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 14. Fickell said Williams will “probably have another surgery” but offered very few details in regard to the situation. “I don’t know much more,” Fickell said. “It looks like (Williams) is done for the season.” Williams led the Buckeyes with 4.5 sacks in 2010. He was also effective dropping into pass coverage last year, tallying three passes defended and recording an interception. In 2011, he was named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s best defensive end. Former OSU head coach John Cooper told The Lantern Tuesday that he feels Williams is possibly the Buckeyes’ best player. “I think we got some really, really bad news today regarding Nate Williams,” Cooper said. “(He), in my opinion, arguably might have been our best football player.” As far as the effect Williams’ absence has had, and will have on the Buckeyes defense, Fickell turned the focus to moving on. “He hasn’t played since the first game,” Fickell said. “It’s a part of the game. Sometimes when you figure out what you’re going with, it might make you better, too. “We’re not going to sit and dwell upon it.” Senior linebacker Tony Jackson said that although the team would obviously want to have Williams back, it must press forward. “We’d like to have him back,” Jackson said. “If he could go, we’d definitely have him in there. But if he can’t go, we’ve got to go on without him. We can’t just stop because we lost one player or something happened. We’ve got to keep moving on.” Under NCAA bylaw 14.2.4, Williams would be able to apply for a hardship waiver, which could grant him an extra year of eligibility. According to the bylaw, a player is eligible to apply if he or she suffers an “incapacitating injury or illness” during the first half of the team’s season, and competes in no more than three games or 30 percent of the team’s games, whichever is greater. OSU will continue play without Williams on Saturday at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30p.m. and will be televised on ABC.
Ohio State landed its first recruit in nearly three months when four-star safety Tyreke Johnson committed to the school, adding another highly regarded recruit to the top 2018 class in the country.A Jacksonville, Florida, native, Johnson is the fifth-ranked safety in the nation and the 38th-best prospect overall, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He joins five-star Jaiden Woodbey and four-star Josh Proctor as the third safety in the class. The Buckeyes have two cornerbacks, four-star Sevyn Banks and three-star Marcus Hooker, committed. Johnson attends Trinity Christian Academy, the same high school as freshman cornerback and former five-star recruit Shaun Wade. He is the fourth Floridian in the class to commit to Ohio State. Johnson is the first player in the 2018 class to pledge his services to the Buckeyes since junior college defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson Jr. committed on Sept. 12.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related Raymond Rodrigues and Patrick Smith were on Friday further remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly on an armed robbery charges.The duo initially pleaded not guilty to both charges when they were read to them at their first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in May.(L) Patrick Smith and Raymond RodriguesPolice alleged that on May 9, 2018, the two men, armed with a gun, invaded a Princes Street, Georgetown property and relieved Bidinauth Sooklall of $500,000 in cash, one DVR, one mobile phone, two Seiko watches, and one laptop computer.Police further alleged that, on the same day, the two defendants robbed Giselle Ramos of three gold chains, one gold earring, one Gold IPhone, and one suitcase of cosmetics. The value of the booty from both robberies was estimated at close to $2 million.The prosecution’s facts presented to the court stated that at about 7:00h on the day in question, the victims were in their bedroom when the two armed men confronted them.The couple were subsequently held at gunpoint, bound and robbed. The armed men then fled the scene, but were subsequently arrested, and positively identified by the victims during an identification parade.The matter will be called again on June 22.
Hummingbird Resources has signed a Letter of Intent regarding a potential earn-in to a 50% interest in the Kobada gold project in Mali owned by African Gold Group Inc (AGG) and initial investment into AGG. Highlights:Potential to create a high-grade concentrate at Kobada to be trucked to Yanfolila for processing to add an additional 50,000 oz/y gold annum to YanfolilaKobada has 2.2 Moz Measured, Indicated and Inferred Gold Resource (including 511,000 oz of Reserves)Initial investment in AGG of C$3.6 million for approximately 9.9%120-day exclusivity period for due diligenceDuring exclusivity period Hummingbird has the right to increase shareholding in AGG to 19.2% for a further consideration of C$4.4 million and to manage the DFS on the project funded by AGG On completion of the DFS Hummingbird has the right to acquire 50% interest in Kobada through funding capex of the projectHummingbird to receive 70% of cashflows until capex recovered.Dan Betts, CEO of Hummingbird, commented: “Based on the due diligence we have completed to date we believe we will be able to truck a high-grade concentrate to the Yanfolila processing plant from Kobada. This high-grade concentrate would have a material increase to our annual production rates and could add up to an additional 50,000 oz/y to our existing average life of mine production of 107,000 oz.“The Yanfolila gold mine currently has a 7.5 year mine life based on reserves and we have over 1 Moz gold in resources that we will look to convert to reserves and extend this mine life once in production. This deal with AGG gives us a path to 150,000 oz/y production within three years from now combined with the organic extension of mine life from existing resources extending it well beyond 10 years. This could significantly improve the production profile of Yanfolila and materially improve the mine’s NPV.“We are extremely excited about the optionality the deal provides Hummingbird and working with the management of AGG who have a strong track record of creating shareholder value within the industry.”Stephan Theron, CEO of AGG, commented: “This transaction with Hummingbird is significant for AGG as it validates the intrinsic value of the Kobada gold project and fast tracks the planned development program. Hummingbird provides us the financial capacity to develop Kobada and we are also gaining a partner with operational presence in Mali. Kobada provides Hummingbird the ability to further increase production output at Yanfolila mine. The partnership is a win-win for both groups. We look forward to working with the Hummingbird team on this transaction.”
Ever wished you could carry your entire Blu-ray collection around on a device smaller than your thumb? Someone at Sandisk apparently did, which explains the company’s prototype flash drive.This unassuming little gizmo doesn’t look that different from any of the blister-packed drives you see in a drugstore checkout line these days. It packs a whopping 1TB of data storage into a chassis that SanDisk says is the world’s smallest.For USB-C flash drives, anyway. There are plenty of smaller drives out there. There are drives with twice the capacity, too… but Sandisk has put together a thumbdrive with a combination of features that’s hard to beat.The USB-C plug, for example, makes it very versatile. You can use the drive with current PCs and Macs as well as numerous Android devices. File transfers will be blazing fast, too, and that’s a very good thing when you want to copy, say, a few hundred movies at a time onto your drive.It’s so slim that you can tuck it just about anywhere. Sure, Kingston’s 2TB Data Traveler Ultimate GT has more room for files, but it’s also an inch thick and can’t be plugged into your phone (at least not without an equally clunky adapter).The flip side, of course, is that you’ll need an adapter if you want to plug Sandisk’s drive into a computer that only has USB-A ports. There’s another strike against SanDisk’s skinny 1TB drive, too: you can’t actually buy it.It’s still in the prototype phase. SanDisk will have similar USB-C drives available soon, but it may be a while before their 1TB model makes it onto store shelves. The price isn’t known yet either. Their 128GB USB-C drive currently goes for around $40… so it could sell for $200 or more.For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Facebook Twitter Gerald Bocook Mojo Rawley Certain Rob Gronkowski Will Be in the WWE Soon WhatsApp Zach Steven Whitlow ♬ Giant Pianist ♬ WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Changeland Now Playing Up Next diggs I’m still ok with the Mahal push, I just wish they didn’t take the lazy evil foreigner route. It’s 2017, that shit needs to stop. Especially when you have more and more overseas talent on your roster *not* doing a nationality gimmick. I mean, Cesaro isn’t coming out in Lederhosen and Nakamura didn’t get his name changed to Chop Chop Kickiface before his call up.(Side note, please ensure Kevin Dunn never sees this or he’ll get ideas) Now Playing Up Next Google+ International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles May 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm Alexa Bliss John Cena’s Replacement At WWE Crown Jewel Possibly Revealed Videos Articles “I’ve been tested plenty, and never failed one,” forces a raised eyebrow. It’s the weird vague specificity of it, and something I now expect to hear an apology for and a plea for forgiveness of when he gets busted. And that skepticism and cynicalness makes me sad. Pinterest 4 COMMENTS Two championship matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks from Charlotte Brie Bella WWE Smackdown Results – 8/13/19 (Reigns vs. Murphy, Randy Orton responds to Kofi Kingston) Videos Articles June 2, 2017 at 8:36 am May 31, 2017 at 8:52 pm Jinder Mahal’s strory to the WWE Championship really is one of the absolute coolest things to see. As a fan, I want to see passion in the performers and honestly when Mahal cut that promo on Talking Smack prior to winning the no.1 Contendership, I could tell there was a fire under him I hadnt seen in a performer in a while. He has worked his butt off to get better and not bitter from his release. Is this title run primarily due to their partnership in India? Probably but it shouldnt diminish how hard Mahal has worked to get back in the company and get to the top spot. I am 100 percent rooting for the Maharaja! ESPN.com is featuring an interview with new WWE Champion Jinder Mahal where he talks about his release from the company back in 2014 and beating Randy Orton at Backlash two weeks ago to become the new WWE Champion.On his release from WWE back in the summer of 2014:“You cannot become complacent or comfortable. You can’t become lazy. Being released was one of the best things that ever happened to me. It sparked my passion and forced me to work harder. To become the WWE champion, you need confidence in yourself, in your ability. You have to have confidence when you speak. When you start to look backward, that’s when the confidence begins to weaken. That’s not me. Not anymore.”On 3MB being a creative “mistake” and his post-WWE life:“Lost my motivation. I was selling real estate on the side, and thought that if it doesn’t work out, I could just do that if I want to.”On transforming his body over the years and being tested: “When I train hard, I look better. I see the way I look on TV or in the mirror, and it gives me confidence. It translates into the ring. I have more confidence and can be more aggressive. If you saw me from a few years ago, the confidence level is night and day, and that’s because of the way I look. I’ve been tested plenty, and never failed one.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipInternational Superstar Shake-up Dates ConfirmedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:44/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 96.54%0:03Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list June 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm Now Playing Up Next Didn’t motivate him enough to improve in the ring. Ronda Rousey Slovacchia: avamposto nel cuore del blocco di Visegrd Comments are closed.
As a global rout in commodities drives metals traders to close up shop or lay off staff, Indian-owned industrial metals firm UD Group is setting out expansion plans, boosting staff and moving into more countries.The Singapore-based firm, which has a metals trading arm as well as mining, industrial and renewable units, recently opened an office in Beijing to grow in North Asia and is set to buy a small Swiss trading house, said Chairman Prateek Gupta.He says a strong balance sheet is giving it the comfort to take a counter-cyclical bet, and grow as others contract.”People ask us, ‘Are you guys crazy, you want to step into China now when everyone is getting out?’ I say, that’s exactly why I want to get in,” Gupta, a third-generation of the family-owned firm, told Reuters.The Swiss purchase, which is in its final stages, will include 20 staff and seven senior traders, he said, helping to extend the group’s reach into Europe, Russia and Africa, as it looks to grow from 250 people to 400 in the next two years.”We get access to teams and other commodities, like aluminium, tin, lead and zinc and some ferro alloys,” he said. “That gives us growth in those commodities. They need additional depth of balance sheet.”UD’s expansion comes as trading houses worldwide are facing the worst commodities downturn in a decade and as more banks ditch the sector. U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley this week said it was closing its base metals trading business.Gupta said UD has avoided some of the pitfalls faced by rivals as it has maintained a large capital base and lower levels of borrowings, given the lower debt tolerance of banks in India where it has its roots.At the same time, it has grown big enough to attract larger credit lines from banks elsewhere including in Asia, which are used primarily for working capital as it offers its balance sheet to customers.”None of the metal market industry can survive without credit… That’s where our model offers a better role. We offer credit back up.”UD also takes part in more downstream activities than traditional commodity trade houses, Gupta said, helping to manage risk as it offers an exit strategy in the event of default, where UD will buy its customers’ products and sell them.The firm’s Bombay stock exchange-listed unit, Ushdev International, is capitalised at $124 million and accounted for around a third of overall group business last year. Shares have fallen by more than a quarter this year, mirroring the downswing in metals.
Syed Mahmud Hossain takes oath as chief justice (CJ) administered by president Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Saturday. Photo: PIDSyed Mahmud Hossain, a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC), on Saturday took oath as the new chief justice (CJ) of the country, reports news agency UNB.President Abdul Hamid administered the oath to him at Bangabhaban around 7:10pm.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, former chief justices, ministers, advisers to the prime minister, chief whip, Supreme Court judges, attorney general, senior lawyers, chief election commissioner and chiefs of the three services were, among others, present at the oath-taking ceremony conducted by cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.Mahmud Hossain was appointed chief justice barely three months after Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned from the post.Hours after the announcement of the new CJ on Friday, Abdul Wahhab Miah, the senior most judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court who had been carrying out the activities of chief justice, quit his post.
Two members of U.S. Congress are among the supporters of a museum director’s campaign to upgrade a District of Columbia memorial-museum complex that highlights the contributions of Black soldiers.African America Civil War Memorial. The African American Civil War Memorial, at the corner of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW in Washington, D.C., commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War. The sculpture The Spirit of Freedom, by Ed Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, was commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and completed in 1997.The director of the African American Civil War Museum, former D.C. Council member Frank Smith, wants to set up a visitor’s center and a park ranger post for the memorial that is located in the U Street corridor and across the street from the museum. He solicited the assistance of D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and got it.On Dec. 18, 2015, in a letter jointly written by Norton and Lewis, they encouraged the director of the National Park Service (NPS), Jonathan B. Jarvis, to consider Smith’s proposal. “We write to respectfully request that the Department of Interior and the National Park Service investigate the feasibility of establishing a visitor’s center and assigning a park ranger permanently to the African American Civil War Memorial in the District of Columbia,” the letter said. “. . . While we understand that NPS has suffered some budgetary cutbacks in recent years, we believe this memorial needs a permanent ranger – or a student ranger or seasonal employees for high visitation months – who can share the site’s rich history with guests.”The letter points out that the museum will be expanding this year with an additional 14,000 square feet of space and a full-time ranger would be key to the site’s viability. The letter also noted that the nation “is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment this year and the National Museum of African American History and Culture will open [later] this year.”The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation was incorporated in 1992 to tell the story about the United States Colored Troops that fought on the side of the Union during the Civil War. The memorial was dedicated in July 1998 under Smith’s leadership and included former Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Colin Powell at the ceremony.The sculpture portrays uniformed soldiers and a sailor at a height of 10 feet with a family depicted on the back of the sculpture, and is situated in the center of a granite-paved plaza, encircled on three sides by the Wall of Honor. The wall lists the names of 209,145 Black soldiers from the Bureau of United States Colored Troops at the National Archive on 166 burnished stainless steel plaques arranged by regiment. The leaders of the museum estimate that more than 200,000 people visit the site yearly.Smith is encouraging friends and supporters of the museum to communicate with President Obama regarding the matter. “The year 2016 will mark the 8th and final year of your presidency and the Department of Interior/National Park Service hasn’t still opened a visitor’s center or stationed a National Park ranger at the African American Civil War Memorial,” Smith said in a letter to Obama. “Please correct this great wrong before you leave office.”
Gov. Larry Hogan, center, with supporters signing one of 196 bills into law. (Photo courtesy of the Executive of the Governor)On Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed 196 bills into law. One of those was the Contraceptive Equity Act, which will make birth control more affordable and accessible to Maryland residents.Maryland’s insurance companies will now cover all forms of over-the-counter birth control and male vasectomies. Along with reducing the cost of contraception by removing copayments, the act makes it easier to obtain contraception as well. Women can now receive their birth control for up to six months at a time, and a prescription is no longer necessary to receive over the counter birth control. The bill also removed preapproval requirements for long-term reversible contraception including the implant and the intrauterine device (IUD).The bill, which will go into effect in January 2018, expands on the policies in the Affordable Care Act which require insurance companies nationwide to offer at least one type of birth control without a co-payment. The Contraceptive Equity Act goes even further by requiring all forms of birth control to be covered solely by insurance.Reproductive rights are often seen as a women’s issue, but the measure allows men to be more involved in family planning by removing the copayment for male vasectomies.“For the first time ever, men are included in these contraception laws,” said Karen J. Nelson, president and CEO Planned Parenthood of Maryland. “The modern guy knows that he has a role in reproductive rights.”Maryland’s bill also covers the morning-after pill, making Maryland the first state to require insurance companies to include emergency contraception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2006 and 2010 about one in nine sexually experienced women between the ages of 15 and 44 have used emergency contraception. Rather than paying $25 to $60, women can now get Plan B without a prescription or a copayment.While residents won’t pay for birth control out of their own pockets, the contraceptives are not entirely free. Some worry that insurance companies will raise their rates to compensate for the lack of copayments.Brian Griffiths, co-founder of the conservative network Maryland Red and co-host of Red Maryland Radio said he is worried about the economic impact of this decision. “It’s going to drive the cost of insurance up. Health insurance is already not affordable,” said Griffiths.Griffiths was also concerned about the bill conflicting with conservative values. He suggested that people who are not sexually active or do not believe in contraception will be at an “economic disadvantage” because they are paying higher insurance rates for something that they don’t believe in. Religious organizations are exempt from including these policies in their employee insurance plans.The bill will apply to all insurance plans statewide including Care First Blue Shield, a company with about 2.1 million consumers. The policies will also be enforced for Medicaid, a federal state insurance program for low-income citizens.“The state of Maryland is going to protect women and make sure residents in this area will have access to health care,” said Nelson.
Drowsy driving kills.Which is why Latvian design studio Creative Mode invented Steer, a wearable device aimed at keeping motorists awake and alert.The bracelet, worn on the upper forearm, analyzes heart rate and skin conductance. If either drops below a certain level, Steer shocks you back into consciousness.Dazed, lethargic drivers claimed more than 840 lives in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which estimated 83,000 drowsy driving-related crashes between 2005 and 2009.Most people have experienced bouts of “micro-sleep”—drooping eyes, head nodding, even unconsciousness that can last up to 30 seconds, during which you fail to respond to environmental sensors.via Creative ModeBut while it’s one thing to doze off at your desk or in a dark movie theater, until fully autonomous vehicles start chauffeuring folks around, there is no time for a catnap behind the wheel.Steer, however, helps curb micro-sleep.Strap on the accessory to verify resting heart rate and skin conductance, then wear it while driving to determine potentially harmful changes.If your pulse decreases by ten units, for example, Steer sends out a strong vibration and shines a yellow light. Drop another three units, and you’ll receive a “gentle” electric shock.via Creative ModeThe stimulation, according to Creative Mode, boosts neurotransmitters serotonin, noradrenaline, and cortisol, and decreases the “sleeping hormone” melatonin.“These changes will make you feel fresher and less drowsy and will return your heart rate to normal,” the firm’s Kickstarter campaign said.Promising a safer, more effective, and more reliable remedy than traditional quick fixes like energy drinks, coffee, loud music, or smoking, Steer—made from durable and hypoallergenic plastic—has “no negative effect on your health.”Pre-order the bracelet now for an early-bird price of €99 ($116); snag extra for friends or family with the twin pack (€198/$231), trio pack (€299/$349), or four-device family pack (€380/$444).Production is expected in September and October, ahead of a November rollout to backers.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your PocketRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter Stay on target
At first, Smith ran into friction problems on the small scale when trying to miniaturize the geared mechanism he used for larger models. After trial and error, he discovered that he could make an oval tube attached to the rotating shaft of a miniature geared motor. To make the train cars, he simply cut “teeth” into the edge of the tube that would poke just above the surface of the layout. Then he colored the train cars with a Sharpie. He made the layout itself completely out of extremely thin styrene, and covered the mountain with a thin lumpy layer of Squadron putty to make a forest. He made the buildings out of bits of 0.01 x 0.02-inch strips of styrene, and colored everything with Sharpies. At first, Smith thought about illuminating some of the buildings, but found that even the tiniest LED or fiber optics would be much too bulky. He still plans to make a single spotlight to hang overhead, to make it easier to see everything. Because the train is so small, even making the video was a major challenge to shoot. Although Smith used a macro lens, the camera would not focus close enough to get a good view; he had to blow it up 400% in post-production to make a decent-sized (yet grainy) image.Smith is making no promises that the tiny train layout is made precisely to scale. “This new layout was entirely eyeballed as well, with no real intent to precisely represent an N scale layout in Z scale; it’s only N scale by virtue of its overall dimensions,” he explained. “So if anyone measures the passenger cars running on it and finds they’re exactly the right size, I’ll most certainly faint dead away.”More information: http://jamesriverbranch.netvia: Telegraph© 2009 PhysOrg.com David Smith holds the tiny train he created, which has a scale of 1:35,200. Image Credit: David Smith. China develops magnetic levitation train Smith, who is a business web developer from New Jersey, has been working on the train model since 2007, spending about $11 on the project. As Smith explains, the train is a model within a model, as it appears in the window of one of the stores in his Z scale model railroad town (1:220 scale), the fictitious James River Branch on the Reading Railroad. The tiny train is a Z scale model of a 2 x 4-foot N scale (1:160) layout. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — David Smith, who has been building model railroads since 1965, has always had a preference for the smaller scale train models. His most recent project is a five-car train that runs through a scene of mountains, a tunnel, trees, buildings, and a cloud-studded sky – the whole thing measuring just 0.125 x 0.2 inches (0.3 x 0.5 cm). The train’s modeling scale is 1:35,200. Citation: Tiny Train Model May be World’s Smallest (w/ Video) (2009, October 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-tiny-world-smallest-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
The literary space has seen a rising tide of Bollywood celebrities – from Karan Johar to Rishi Kapoor – turning towards memoirs and autobiographies in recent years, but books by their predecessors are striking in that they focussed on substance, rather than mere controversies.A look at the list of all major books by celebrities that have fast climbed the bestseller charts throws up an even larger list of controversies that were spun around the time of their launches and which were, in fact, the driving factor for much of their sales. The “Ajay Devgun-Kajol-Karan Johar triangle”, which was largely forgotten, came back to make headlines soon before the launch of Johar’s “An Unsuitable Boy”. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”I am ashamed to say it, but I actually ‘bought’ that award,” Rishi Kapoor wrote in his recent memoir “Khullam Khulla”, referring to his Best Actor trophy in 1974 for Bobby. Shatrughan Sinha, too, created quite a buzz regarding a baharwali (an extramarital-affair), about whom he stays “quiet” in his biography “Anything But Khamosh”.However, these recent examples are not the only literary offerings that have come from the cine world, which has actually set high benchmarks for biographical writings in the past – but never made it to the bestseller lists. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn early 2010 or 11, Udayan Mitra, Publisher-Literary of HarperCollins India, who was then working with Penguin India, visited the residence of the iconic bollywood actor Dev Anand. The publisher had signed a book deal with the actor and Mitra was there to discuss the progress of the book. Assuming that he would have to convey all the necessary guidelines to his secretary, Mitra met with one of the greatest shocks of his life when Dev Anand presented a completely hand-written 600-page manuscript to him. The result? “Romancing with Life”, one of the first-ever full-fledged memoirs by a leading Bollywood star. In the book, Dev Anand tells his remarkable life story like only he can. Here are tales from Dev’s youth in 1930s Gurdaspur and Lahore; his years of struggle in 1940s Bombay; his friendship with Guru Dutt and his doomed romance with Suraiya; his marriage to co-star Kalpana Kartik; his relationships with his brothers Chetan and Vijay Anand, with SD and RD Burman, with contemporaries Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor – both of whom he was very close to – and with heroines like Geeta Bali, Madhubala and Meena Kumari.”Maybe the celebrity memoirs today lack a personal touch. Most of these are also written with a co-author, who actually does most of the writing while the celebrity only narrates the stories of his life. It doesn’t mean that all memoirs today are bad, but there’s something missing in some of them,” said Mitra.Another book that comes to mind is “Speaking of Films,” which brings together some of Satyajit Ray’s most memorable writings on films and filmmaking. With the masterly precision and clarity that characterise his films, Ray discusses a wide array of subjects – the structure and language of cinema, with special reference to his adaptations of Tagore and Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay, the appropriate use of background music and dialogue in films, the relationship between a filmmaker and a film critic, and important developments in cinema such as the advent of sound and colour.One particular autobiography that aspiring writers from the film industry may consider reading before setting on the journey of penning their own book is “Dilip Kumar – The Substance and the Shadow”, the autobiography of the legendary actor. In the book, the actor candidly recounts his interactions and relationships with a wide variety of people not only from his family and the film fraternity but also from other walks of life, including politicians. While seeking to set the record straight, as he feels that a lot of what has been written about him so far is “full of distortions and misinformation”, he narrates, in graphic detail, how he got married to Saira Banu, all of which reads like a fairy tale.For a more recent example, one may turn towards “And Then One Day” by Naseeruddin Shah. It is a rare memoir brimming with substance and honesty. He makes no effort whatsoever even to hide his trysts with women, dope or smoking! In his brilliantly argued personal perspective of the megastar, he also narrates his dislike for masala movies. The chapters based on his love for cinema and theatre are so full of life that one is often lured to assume it is a kind of conversation, as if Shah has been narrating the story himself.ians
Issues in the industryShe volunteered at the Specialty Coffee Association, which she held off doing for years because it felt too much like a ‘boy’s club.’ However, during her time there, she was told to keep quiet about the organization hosting three of its tournaments in anti-LGBTI Dubai. Being asked not to ‘air dirty laundry’ about these problematic issues led her to leave the organization.‘I’m not the kind of person that keeps their mouth shut when there’s injustice,’ she says. ‘Patriarchy, antiquated business practices, and politics are what keep us from moving forward as an industry.’Now, Goot is on the leadership team of #CoffeeToo, a movement to end sexual harassment in the coffee industry, founded by industry veteran Molly Flynn.‘We’re helping women and marginalized people to have resources,’ Goot says of #CoffeeToo.Supporting Queer Wave CoffeeThe name Queer Wave Coffee wasn’t Goot’s originally. She saw someone else write it down once, and with their permission, began to use the name as well.Goot started to use the name as a hashtag on Instagram, and it soon expanded to create a support community.As part of this community, Goot, in collaboration with other LGBTI people in the industry, designed t-shirts and sweatshirts. All profits from them go to help Queer Coffee, another LGBTI community for those in the industry, host their events.Goot’s partner, Ana, modeling a QWC sweatshirt.Goot stresses that the QWC name and logo is open for anyone to use, as long as they’re not profiting off it.‘The name doesn’t belong to me, it belongs to everyone,’ she says.‘Our community really comes together to support each other,’ she says. ‘People fall in love with coffee and that passion is a catalyst for change.’Goot hopes that the message of QWC sticks on a broader level than just within the coffee industry.‘People always think of my thinking as super radical, but like, how is helping people radical?’ Goot says.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Goot has been in the coffee industry since 1993. ‘It’s really the only career I’ve ever had,’ she says.Back then, Goot identified as cis male and recalls that her only options were to get a job or join the military. She chose the former and started to work at a roastery. About six months in, she really got into the job, especially the production side of it.When Goot was presenting male, she still always promoted female coffee roasters.Goot’s transition‘I’ve always known I was different from other dudes,’ Goot, who started to medically transition about a year ago, recalls. Growing up, Goot related to women more than she did to other guys.However, it wasn’t until Goot became a step parent, and then a biological parent, that she truly realized her gender identity.One of Goot’s children identified as gender-nonconforming at the age of 2 and a half. The other was assigned male at birth, but identifies on the femme side of the spectrum.‘I pretty much learned from them,’ Goot says. ‘Both of them were the ones that showed me the way to understanding myself better.’Dani GootGoot’s kids. JoJo (right) and Levi, Goot’s partner’s child.She started slowly transition without meds by presenting more feminine in her day-to-day. When she started HRT last year, she describes things becoming ‘more stable and clear.’‘I’ve always considered myself an anarchist and always questioned this gender stuff,’ she says, adding that advocating for others kept her busy and led to putting her own transition on the back-burner. Queer Wave Coffee, a new support community for LGBTI people in the coffee industry, seeks to provide resources and a safe space to marginalized groups.GSN spoke to Queer Wave Coffee (QWC) founder Dani Goot about what led her to create this community. Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/meet-dani-goot-trans-woman-behind-queer-wave-coffee/
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Ingredients:2/3 cup whipping cream1 tablespoon sugar¼ teaspoon vanilla8 2×2 inch purchased baked brownies, crumbled into pieces (about 2 cups)2 cups fresh dark sweet cherries, pitted1 cup chocolate ice-cream toppingUnsweetened cocoa powder (optional)Directions:In a chilled large mixing bowl, combine the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form; set aside. Divide half of the crumbled brownies between 4 large parfait glasses or water goblets. Divide half of the cherries, ice-cream topping and whipped cream between the glasses, creating layers. Repeat layers with remaining brownies, cherries, ice-cream topping and whipped cream. If desired, sprinkle with cocoa powder.Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 4 hours. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!