Butch Jones Falls To His Knees, Cries After Vols Win On Hail Mary

first_imgButch JonesTwitter/@VolRumorMillCan you blame Butch Jones for shedding a tear after that play?Tennessee just gave us the best finish of the college football season with a Hail Mary game winner at Georgia. Butch Jones was emotional after his team pulled off the comeback win capped off by an incredible play:Me too, Butch. Me too. pic.twitter.com/GPR7XYwvkN— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) October 1, 2016That is the look of pure joy, folks.Things did not look good for Tennessee on Saturday. It got off to yet another slow start and was facing a 17-0 deficit late in the second quarter.The Vols battled back and took a 28-24 lead with 2:56 left in the contest as they forced and recovered a fumble in the end zone. Jacob Eason and the Bulldogs drove 81 yards on just four plays however and grabbed a 31-28 advantage with 10 seconds left on the clock.Josh Dobbs and the Vols had one chance to throw a Hail Mary as time expired, and they pulled it off as Dobbs found Jauan Jennings in the end zone.Tennessee wins on last second Hail Mary https://t.co/c2Vc9eEeiv— SPORTS ONLINE (@SportsOnIine) October 1, 2016Is there a more exciting play in all of sports?last_img read more

Highland Village Celebrates Oldtime Scottish Christmas

first_imgThe spirit of Scottish Christmas past is taking over Highland Village. On Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 p.m., the Iona museum will observe Christmas 2006 in the ways of a Gaelic past with Céilidh Na Nollaig (The Christmas Visit), an open house hosted by costumed animators. The traditional Scottish way of celebrating Christmas in Cape Breton focused on the significance of the holidays, attending church services, and socializing with family and neighbours. In keeping with the Gaels’ attention to the spirit of the season, Highland Village will bring old Christmas to life with two afternoons of good fellowship, music, and song in its historic buildings at Hector’s Point, overlooking Barramens’ Strait. An event for the whole family to enjoy, Gaelic singing and music will be accompanied by a taste testing of food typical in homes at the time of An Nollaig (Christmas). The Gaels’ holiday cuisine includes bonnach (bannock), arain mhilis (sweet breads), and sampler candies at MacLeod’s General Store. Hot cider will also be served. Visitors to Highland Village, which mixes contemporary fashion with past customs, will find a modern reception centre and decorated gift shop stocked with discounted giftware and a wide range of Celtic music. For more information on this or other Highland Village programs, call 902-725-2272 or e-mail highlandvillage@gov.ns.ca. Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach is located in Iona, Victoria Co., overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. It is part of the Nova Scotia Museum family.last_img read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement There are others, but you get the idea.How do you make lower prices even more valuable?Payless has done ads, and will do ads in the future I suspect, talking about their great styles at low prices. And, while the consumer may believe the prices part, they may not believe that the styles are all that great. At least from an ad.  READ MOREPAYLESS TRICKS SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS INTO PAYING $600 FOR $20 SHOESWhat’s in a name? Masquerading under the bogus label “Palessi,” the budget shoe company Payless tricked social media influencers in Los Angeles into paying as much as US$640 for their footwear in an elaborate publicity stunt.Payless ShoeSource recently set up a fake luxury pop-up shop in a former Armani store along the upscale Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. The affordable shoe company then invited social media influencers to a ritzy two-day “grand opening” for Palessi.With the cameras rolling, the “fashionistas” were asked about their first impressions of Palessi’s shoes.“They’re elegant, sophisticated,” one woman gushed …. READ MOREPAYLESS DOESN’T NEED TO TRICK BARGAIN-HUNTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH FAUX-LUXURY HOAXESRude marketing stunts like “Palessi” are totally missing the point.If you have been to or walked past a Payless ShoeSource, you know it has roughly the aesthetics of an optometrist’s office. It also has the smell and carpeting of a LensCrafters, and for whatever reason, in 2006, changed its logo from a funky orange-black-yellow bubble letter situation (gorgeous!) to an orange-and-pale-blue ‘90s robo-font. Like a computer manual.Payless ShoeSource, of course, sells affordable shoes, carrying brands like Champion, Airwalk, SmartFit, and Dexter, as well as lower price-point Payless-exclusive versions of American Eagle and Christian Siriano brands. It is not cool, and that’s just the way it is, but it did popularize the concept of “buy one, get one free” during its peak in the ’90s, and so it holds a place in the hearts of suburban moms and young professionals everywhere.  READ MORE PAYLESS OPENED A FAKE LUXURY STORE, ‘PALESSI,’ TO SEE HOW MUCH PEOPLE WOULD PAY FOR $20 SHOES … THE ANSWER? A HELL OF A LOTIf you serve fast food on white tablecloths in a tony-looking restaurant, people sometimes think it’s haute cuisine. (At the very least, it tastes a lot different than it does when you’re scarfing it down from a drive-through bag).It turns out you can do the same for bargain kicks by showcasing the footwear against the kind of chic backdrop usually reserved for luxury labels like Jimmy Choo and getting people to pay outrageous markups.That’s what Payless did recently in Santa Monica, taking over a former Armani store and stocking it with $19.99 pumps and $39.99 boots. The chain, via agency DCX Growth Accelerator, invited groups of influencers to the grand opening of “Palessi” and asked their opinions on the “designer” wares. Facebook Party goers, having no idea they were looking at discount staples from the mall scene, said they’d pay hundreds of dollars for the stylish shoes, praising the look, materials and workmanship. Top offer: $640, which translates to an 1,800 percent markup, and Palessi sold about $3,000 worth of product in the first few hours of the stunt.Payless, or “Palessi,” did ring up those purchases but didn’t keep the money. Influencers got their cash back, along with free shoes. Their reactions caught in the short- and longer-form ads—those shocked “gotcha” moments—are fairly priceless.  READ MORE‘THEY HAD US FOOLED’: INSIDE PAYLESS’S ELABORATE PRANK TO DUPE PEOPLE INTO PAYING $600 FOR SHOESA mini-runway, lined with stiletto heels, glistens in bright fluorescent lighting. Shoes of various types sit neatly in individual glass shelves. A statue of an angel carrying several shopping bags stands in the middle as Los Angeles fashionistas mill about, trying on shoes, posing on the red carpet, drinking champagne served in tall, slender glasses.It was a private launch party of a new luxury brand of shoes called Palessi, designed by Italian designer Bruno Palessi.“I would pay $400, $500. People are going to be like, ‘Where did you get those? Those are amazing,’ ” a woman said as she tried on a pair of bright-gold sneakers with leopard prints.  READ MOREPAYLESS BOOSTS VALUE OF PRODUCTS WITH BRILLIANT ‘PALESSI’ STUNTWhen you’re a value brand, you typically focus on only one side of the value equation: price. The name “Payless” clearly focuses on the price side of value, but the brand did a smart thing. They recently tricked a roomful of hipsters into thinking their “value priced” product was worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.Watch this, called “The Payless Experiment”:And watch this :15 take-down with and individual reaction.center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Pan American Silver buying Tahoe Resources in stockandcash deal

first_imgVANCOUVER — Pan American Silver Corp. has signed a deal to acquire Tahoe Resources Inc. in a stock-and-cash deal it valued at more than US$1 billion.Under the friendly agreement, Tahoe shareholders will receive US$3.40 in cash or 0.2403 Pan American shares for each Tahoe share. The maximum cash available under the offer is US$275 million and there are 56 million Pan American shares available.Tahoe shareholders will also receive contingent value rights that will be exchanged for 0.0497 Pan American shares for each Tahoe share, payable on the first commercial shipment of concentrate following the restart of operations at the Escobal mine in Guatemala.Tahoe shares closed C$2.90 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday, while Pan American shares closed at C$18.71.The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, requires approval by both the Tahoe and Pan American shareholders.Tahoe shareholders will hold about a 27 per cent stake in the combined company at the closing of the deal. The contingent value rights will increase that to 32 per cent, based on the number of Pan American shares outstanding following the closing of the deal. Companies in this story: (TSX:PAAS, TSX:THO)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Science must have a place at the policy table world leaders urge

Participants at the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). UN Photo/Evan Schneider ‹ ›“The arms race absorbed scientific talent and financial resources that could have been used to address the pressing problems facing humanity,” he said. Fortunately, science is far more often a powerful force for progress and human well-being, especially in developing countries. Now science must be used to accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the future sustainable development goals. “Whether we are trying to address climate change, stop the Ebola virus, deal with cybersecurity threats, or curb nuclear proliferation, we need scientists with a clear vision and a commitment to work together to find solutions,” Mr. Ban said. He also made a plea for greater efforts to attract more women and girls to science and technology-related fields. “Unleashing women’s innovation potential must be a priority,” he added.Indeed, ECOSOC’s President Martin Sajdik said, science has the potential to significantly impact all three dimensions of sustainable development– economic, social and environmental. “I urge all Governments to channel their collective creativity to address these gaps in the final push to achieve the MDGs and in fashioning a new sustainable development agenda,” said Mr. Sajdik, who chaired the event. Promoting science for development requires the investment of significant resources including for essential infrastructure, education and capacity-building, financing research, including basic research and scaling up innovations. The ECOSOC President underscored that the “science-policy-society” interface must be strengthened in order to ensure that scientific and engineering education, scientific research, technological development and policy making combine to adequately respond to the needs of society. “The success of scientific strategies and policies will require an ongoing dialogue between scientists, policymakers and society,” he said. Also delivering opening remarks, the President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa stressed that greater investment in basic scientific research, to “unleash the vast untapped” human potential particularly in developing countries. “There are still big gaps in basic research and innovations on a number of issues critical to human welfare and sustainable development,” Mr. Kutesa said.In the health sector, he said, the Ebola outbreak has reminded us of all the hard work that lies ahead. Efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, as well as other communicable diseases and non-communicable disease, also remain a big challenge for science and technology.“We must continue to invest in scientific and technological innovation to fight poverty and to move towards a sustainable development pathway. We must invest in technologies to ensure food security,” he added. CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer said that for society to rise to its various challenges, science must take a place at the policy table. Additionally, people must be educated and science literate, he said, adding that “we cannot have sustainable development goals if we do not have educated people to perform them.”At a later segment, keynote speakers included: Mr. Kofi Annan, Chairman and Founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nobel Peace Prize winner; Professor Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Physics Prize Laureate, and former CERN Director-General; Professor Hitoshi Murayama, Director of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, and professor at the University of California, Berkeley; and H. E. Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister for Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa.Mr. Annan said ours is a messy world: we face enormous challenges. In a world of plenty – 1 out of 9 people go to sleep hungry and more than 6 million children die each year from diseasing that we have figured out how to cure long ago. Unsustainable production and consumption patterns continue to put a strain on our resources. Meanwhile, rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and extreme weather events are a clear danger to our societies. Every person using the World Wide Web can attest to the scientific innovation of CERN. Hence it is crucial to continue facilitating the decimation of knowledge around the world. In collaboration with UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO), researchers in developing countries are able to access digital libraries. By harnessing the unique strengthen of governments, research institutions, and charitable foundations, children living even in the poorest countries have access to vaccines. The Ebola “heartbreak” is a tragic reminder that not even the “marvels of science and technology” can prevent such a crisis with its devastating effects on the world’s poorest populations. He said the international community today needs leaders that can focus on bridging the technological gap and strengthen dialogue between the world of science and the world of politics. The wealth of the scientific community must guide policy, said Mr. Annan, welcoming the recent General Assembly decision to grant Observer Status to a scientific institution like CERN. “Science must be put at the service of society, and rooted in the culture of peace and development,” Mr. Annan added. Organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and CERN, the event “60 Years of Science for Peace” held in New York, highlighted the role that science has played in peaceful collaboration, innovation and development, as well as decades of cooperation between the two organizations. CERN was established after the Second World War to give Europe a laboratory for basic research on particle physics that would promote peace. Since 1954, several achievements have been made at CERN, some of which have been rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics.The CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, where its physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Over the years, the organization has grown into a model for global scientific and technological collaboration, demonstrating how science can unite nations by bringing scientists together for the benefit of all.In his opening remarks to today’s 60th anniversary event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled how science at times has been used for harmful purposes and discoveries about the atom were used to create nuclear weapons. read more

Return of defensive starters boost the Buckeyes

Shelby Lum / Photo editorJunior linebacker Ryan Shazier (10) and redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby (1) make a tackle during a game against San Diego State Sept. 7, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-7.The Ohio State football team’s secondary received a boost Saturday from the return of redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett and redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby, but with Roby, that boost did not come until the third defensive play of the game.Barnett and Roby, two of four returning starters from last season on the Buckeyes’ defense, made their season debuts Saturday in OSU’s 42-7 win over San Diego State. Both players missed the season opener versus Buffalo one week earlier. Barnett sat out that game with a sprained ankle, while Roby was suspended for his involvement in an incident at a Bloomington, Ind., bar in July.Roby’s suspension, at least in terms of him being kept out of his regular starting spot on the field, was extended by two plays.Both players were mainstays on the field Saturday through the first three quarters of the game, before the Buckeyes began taking some of their starters out of the lineup with the game’s result well in hand. But while Barnett received his 25th career start, sophomore cornerback Armani Reeves started in Roby’s place opposite junior Doran Grant.OSU coach Urban Meyer said earlier in the week Roby would have to compete with Reeves to earn back his spot in the lineup, but from the third play on, Roby was a constant in the defensive lineup while Reeves barely saw the field on defense again until the fourth quarter.Meyer and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs both declined to explain why they decided to start Reeves.“It’s just a decision that our staff made,” Meyer said.Coombs said there was “no rationale” behind the decision.“Just doing my job,” Coombs said of the decision. “Sometimes everybody’s got to be careful about what they see and the inferences that can be drawn from that.”Coombs, however, said the Buckeyes are better with their star cornerback on the field.“We’re obviously a better team when Bradley’s on the field,” Coombs said.With Roby on the field for most of the game, the Buckeyes gave up only 132 passing yards and 176 total yards of offense through the first three quarters. San Diego State’s offense only managed one scoring drive.Roby made a number of key plays. He had four tackles for the game, including a touchdown-saving tackle at the two-yard line on the second-to-last play of the first half. He also swatted a pass down in the backfield off a corner blitz in the second quarter.Coombs said he thought Roby played well, but not as well as he could have.“We’re really good when Bradley Roby plays, because Bradley Roby’s a really good player,” Coombs said. “He played well, not nearly as well as he will play as the season progresses, and he knows that. He’s got a real high standard for himself, but we’re real excited to have him back.”Roby said he felt “a little rusty” in his first game action of the season.“It felt kind of weird at first just getting used to it because we didn’t play in a bowl game and I hadn’t played in so long,” Roby said. “But just getting back out there and playing with my friends, it was good, I’m glad I’m back out there. As the game went on, I got in a rhythm.”Barnett also made a key impact on the Buckeyes’ victory, leading the team with seven tackles.Barnett said the secondary was “complete” due to his and Roby’s returns to the lineup.“We’re able to have two guys with a lot of experience and pretty good players just come in there and bring some playmaking ability but also some leadership,” Barnett said. “With me, (senior safety) Christian (Bryant), Roby and Doran (Grant), you got four good guys in there … we work well together.”Starting opposite Reeves and then playing with Roby the rest of the day, Grant was also a key performer. He made a deep-ball interception in the first quarter, was credited with two pass breakups and finished the game with four tackles.Grant said the presence of Roby and Barnett gave him more opportunities to make plays Saturday.“I know that the (opposing) team’s going to shy away from Bradley, and Christian Bryant, probably C.J.,” Grant said. “(The opposing team was) going to come at me and I was going to make the best opportunity I can and train hard.”With Roby and Barnett back in the lineup, the Buckeyes defense had double the number of returning starters it had in the season opener. Bryant and junior outside linebacker Ryan Shazier were the only starters from the 2012 season to play on defense versus Buffalo.Shazier said having Roby and Barnett in the secondary allows the Buckeyes to control what spots on the field opposing offenses pass the ball to.“(Roby and Barnett’s presence) kind of keeps teams from wanting to throw the ball in certain areas,” Shazier said. “It was great to have Bradley and C.J. back because they feel like your security blanket. You mess up, those two guys know exactly what they’re doing, and they’re great players, they’re in the All-American debates … we know that they’re going to take care of their business if somebody messes up.”Roby, a second-team AP All-American and Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist in 2012, will be expected to retain his starting spot opposite Grant for the remainder of the season. Coombs, however, said Reeves will continue to see playing time, even though Roby and Grant were the team’s two outside cornerbacks for nearly all the significant time in Saturday’s game.“I think Armani has done every single thing that we’ve asked him to do, and I think he’s going to be a great player for us,” Coombs said. “We’re going to keep playing all three of them and the young guys are, once they play on special teams, young guys are going to be playing too.”Reeves came back into the lineup in the fourth quarter and came up with an interception on SDSU’s second-to-last defensive series. He finished the game with five total tackles.The Buckeyes improved to 2-0 to start the season with the win over the Aztecs. OSU will play its first road game of the season Sept. 14, when it travels to Berkeley, Calif. to take on the 1-1 California Golden Bears. The Golden Bears picked up their first win of the season Saturday over Portland State, after dropping their season opener to Northwestern. read more

APB IP has been acquired will become freetoplay game

first_imgThere was a rumor last week that the rights to Realtime Worlds‘ MMO All Points Bulletin (APB) had been sold to free-to-play company K2 Network. It turns out that rumor is true, and APB is now set to become a free-to-play title.K2 is best known for running the GamersFirst portal which focuses on offering free online games from Asia that have been localized for a Western audience. They all use the G1 credits system as an in-game revenue solution, something that APB players will probably have to use in the future.Bjorn Book-Larsson, CTO and COO of GamersFirst commented:APB was a game that had several exceptional features and some brilliant ideas, even though it was plagued by some initial balance and monetization issues. We want to take all the unique features of this title, such as its unparalleled character, weapon and car customization systems, and convert the game to a true free-to-play game. We are deep into the planning and early execution stages for this next chapter of APB and we will share more details in the near future. In order to put ‘Gamers First’ we will also actively engage the community in many aspects of all the planned changes. Development of the game will be continued by Reloaded Productions, a wholly owned subsidiary of GamersFirst. It also looks likely the game will re-release with the name APB: Reloaded.From Realtime Worlds’ point of view the sale means staff can at least get any pay and holiday money owning to them. It is a shame that the original team could not continue to be involved, however.via Games PressMatthew’s OpinionAs this is going to be a free-to-play title existing owners of APB have no advantage or incentive to keep playing. When the game is re-released it will need a new client download and be a very different game I imagine.I’m sure Reloaded Productions would be interested in taking on a few key staff that worked on the original game, but that depends on whether any are willing to move from Scotland to the U.S. and if in fact there are any staff left still looking for jobs.Acquiring the APB rights is good for GamersFirst as it’s a game already known about, and will have the advantage of being free in the future. That’s sure to attract a few new players to the portal. Existing APB players may also be interested to see how the game changed to become free.last_img read more

Activision releases 24 Black Ops II Uprising screenshots to celebrate launch

first_imgActivision has stated that Call of Duty: Black Ops II saw the largest day-one shipments in its and the game industry’s history (even though a pirate copy appeared a week before the launch). So DLC for the millions of gamers who picked up the game was a given. Yesterday, Xbox 360 owners gained access to the second DLC pack, called Uprising, first, and Activision/Treyarch have released 24 screenshots in a bid to entice a purchase.Uprising can be broken down into a collection of 4 new multiplayer maps and a new Zombies experience called Mob of the Dead, all of which is explained in the video below:Uprising is available exclusively on the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live for the moment. Both PC and PS3 owners don’t yet have a confirmed release date, and that’s probably part of the exclusivity deal Activision signed with Microsoft. Microsoft doesn’t want you thinking about playing this on another platform if it can help it. However, I doubt PC/PS3 owners will be waiting more than a handful of weeks for the DLC to become available.Now read: Call of Duty: Black Ops II gets in-game Twitch streaming VIEW PHOTO GALLERY MotD – Chazz Palminteri as Sal DelucaMotD – Chazz Palminteri as Sal DelucaMotD – Horrors amassingMotD – Joe Pantoliano as Al ArlingtonMotD – Michael Madsen as Finn O’LearyMotD – Ray Liotta as Billy HansomeMotD – Thick as ThievesEncore – A View to a KillMagma – Covered AnglesMagma – Fire FightMagma – Heat ShieldStudio – Arthur and his KnightsStudio – Shoot Out at Risky Pete’sVertigo – Final Boarding CallVertigo – Laser SightedVertigo – RCXD Priority BoardingEncore – 300 levelEncore – NosebleedsMagma – Mr. FlameMagma – River of FireStudio – Giant GameplayStudio – InvasionStudio – Special Forves vs. Mecha AGRVertigo – Cloud CityVertigo – VTOL Padlast_img read more

Man jailed for five years for orally raping partners son 7

first_img Short URL By Liz Farsaci Share31 Tweet Email Monday 24 Apr 2017, 4:51 PM 25 Comments 32,532 Views Image: Shutterstock/Andy Dean Photography Image: Shutterstock/Andy Dean Photography Man jailed for five years for orally raping partner’s son (7) “He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.” Apr 24th 2017, 4:51 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Warning: Some readers may find the contents of this report distressing. A WEXFORD MAN who orally raped his partner’s seven-year-old son after sending the boy’s mother out on an errand has been jailed for five years.The man threatened to put the child outside in the rain before abusing him on a date between 1 March 2013 and 30 September 2013, the Central Criminal Court heard.The 33-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim, was found guilty by a jury of one count of oral rape at his rented home in Wexford. He continues to maintain his innocence.Sentencing the man today, Justice Paul Butler said the incident had a “nasty effect on the victim and his mother”. He said the young boy “greatly impressed” him when describing the grave effect the abuse had on him.The judge noted it was significant the man’s offending “involved only one single incident and not a history of prolonged abuse”. He noted he had just one previous conviction, for burglary.Justice Butler handed down a seven-and-a-half year sentence but suspended the final two-and-a-half years on a number of conditions, including that the man not have any contact with the victim.John O’Kelly SC, prosecuting, previously told the court the man insisted he was never alone with the boy and had never expressed remorse.The court heard that during the garda interview, the man said: “This is one big load of bullshit.”He described the boy as a “spoiled little fuck”, adding: “The only one allowed to suck my penis is his fucking mother.”Victim impact The trial was shown a video of the boy being interviewed by specialist gardaí in March 2014. He was eight at the time of the interview.He said on the tape that his mother had left him with her then boyfriend in his home because she had to go to the shop. He named the man and said he wasn’t very nice and “he made me suck his carrot”.He said afterwards he went to the sink and kept spitting. He said he felt like he was going to be sick and he had a “very bad pain in my tummy”.The boy said the man wasn’t very nice and said the whole incident was disgusting. He said he told his aunt what happened months later and she later told his mother.In the mother’s victim impact statement, read out by O’Kelly, the mother said her son had become overly emotional with no warning since the rape.“He’s become easily overwhelmed and distraught…He feels violated when his personal space is compromised in everyday activities,” the mother said.“He was naturally extroverted but became withdrawn … The trauma [he] suffered affected his self-esteem. He went from being a bright child to struggling with school. He has become anxious and nervous.“His right as a child to be safe and secure was taken away from him.”Read: Woman who stabbed former partner to death and hid body in back garden jailed for 6 yearsRead: Man jailed for setting fire to young mother’s car, destroying baby presents http://jrnl.ie/3356217 last_img read more

Dump Euro shackles

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece must surrender the ‘shackles’ of the euro in order to survive if it does not want to constantly ask for a handout from euro zone governments, the supervisory board chairman of Commerzbank said this week. “What do they need, another 15 billion euros? If you think that is the last 15 billion that they will have miscalculated, then best wishes,” Klaus-Peter Mueller told an industry event in Frankfurt.“They will come back for more and there will be no end, unless you really see them enact structural reforms, but this won’t take just two-three years – we’re talking 20, 30 or 40 years for Greece.” Mueller said it doesn’t do Greece any good should euro zone governments continue forcing them to wear the ‘shackles’ of a currency that only permits internal adjustments via spending cuts and declining wages.“The Greeks need, on balance, a currency that they can then devalue,” Mueller said, adding it would take a long time before the government could build up from scratch, functioning structures that restore competitiveness. Athens and its EU partners have long ruled out a euro exit. However, earlier in January a Greek government spokesman said the country would have to leave the euro zone if it fails to clinch a deal on a second, 130 billion euro bailout with its international lenders.Source: Reuterslast_img read more

VIDEO WWEcom interview with Stardust for 8515

first_img Now Playing Up Next Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs John Cena Retired?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:30 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 Ethan Page on how Impact Wrestling has been better, winning the Tag Titles, booed in Canada Now Playing Up Next Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Now Playing Up Next Is John Cena Retired? Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter WWE Will Use Roman Reigns To Improve RAW`s Rotten Ratings Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Becky Lynch Delighted Ronda Rousey Left WWE Pinterest Twitterlast_img

Jupiter man targeted by fraud company jailed overseas

first_imgJUPITER, Fla. (WSVN) – A Florida man has been imprisoned in a South Korea jail after his son said he was tricked by a fraudulent company.Kent Malinowski’s father was allegedly conned by a company, and now he’s trying to get his dad home for the holidays.The scheme appears to be an elaborate attempt to trick a retired financial expert.Malinowski said he didn’t even know that his father, Julius Malinowski, was traveling overseas until he got a call from his brother. “My brother called me and said, ‘Dad has been arrested. He’s in South Korea in jail.’”He said that he thought it was a joke, but he later received a call from the U.S. Embassy that confirmed his father had been arrested on fraud charges and was awaiting trial in a South Korean prison.“I never thought, in a million years, something like this would happen,” Malinowski said.Wanting answers, he launched his own investigation since he couldn’t contact his father directly. “We were able to create a timeline and track him through his credit card receipts,” Malinowski said. From his research, he discovered that his father was exchanging e-mails with someone who claimed to work for North Carolina bank, BB&T.According to Malinowski, his dad is a retired vice president for the Federal Reserve and was interested in part-time work again in the banking industry. “They did a job interview,” he said. “They came and met with him. They played golf with him.”The supposed bank sent business cards and an employment contract to Julius, but they were all fake.They sent him on a bogus business trip to Australia and then to South Korea. That’s where he was arrested while meeting with a supposed client.Malinowski can now only communicate with his father through handwritten notes. His father’s South Korea lawyer then photographs them and emails them over.The Malinowskis are now furious and just want the whole thing to be resolved quickly. “We think that they knew that about Dad,” Malinowski said. “They targeted him, and they used that to their advantage to convince him that this was a legitimate deal.”The 79-year-old is said to be doing well despite kidney problems. His family hopes the South Korean judge will believe he was nothing more than the victim of an elaborate scam and should be released. Malinowski is hopeful his dad will be back for the holidays. “Here is dad’s plate setting,” he said. “We’re going to leave it empty until he comes home for Christmas.”Time is running out for a holiday release. Court dates have yet to be scheduled.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

3 boats destroyed in suspicious fire at Islamorada marina 1 hurt

first_imgISLAMORADA, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are investigating after three boats were destroyed in a fire at a marina in Islamorada.The dry-docked vessels caught fire at the Coral Bay Marina just before 1 a.m., Monday.Islamorada Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene and put out the flames before they spread to other boats.One person was seriously injured and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.Several witnesses said they saw multiple suspicious men in the area before and during the incident.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the fire is “suspicious” and is under investigation.No arrests have been made as of Monday afternoon. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska Seeks Continued Involvement In BC Mine Review

first_imgThe state of Alaska is requesting to be involved with Canadian approval of a proposed copper and gold mine across the border in British Columbia. State commissioners of three departments submitted comments on Seabridge Gold’s Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell or KSM mine this month. That open pit mine is planned in the Unuk and Nass river watersheds across the border from Ketchikan. Alaska’s congressional delegation, fishing industry and tribal groups have asked for a more detailed review of that project following a tailings dam failure at a different mine in British Columbia this month.Download Audio:Fishing industry and tribal groups called for what’s called a panel review of the gold and copper project. Such a review could include public hearings and independent assessment of the mining development. Petersburg Vessel Owners Association’s Brian Lynch wants to prevent the tailings dam failure that happened at the Mount Polley mine. “The panel review is the only thing I think that would give us any kind of assurance that we’re not going to have something like that happen. There’s no guarantees but I think if the KSM mine is fully constructed that would be the only thing that would give us any kind of assurances that the water quality will not be impaired for either the Unuk or the Nass River.”KSM received approval from the British Columbia provincial government this summer. The Canadian federal government still has to decide on the project.The PVOA, Alaska Trollers Association, tribal organizations and Alaska’s Congressional delegation have appealed to the U.S. State Department to seek greater oversight from the Canadian federal government. Groups are hoping Secretary of State John Kerry will invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty between the U.S. and Canada as a tool to encourage increased scrutiny of KSM and other large mine projects proposed in the region.Lynch thinks there’s a lack of oversight with projects proposed near rivers that flow out of British Columbia into Southeast Alaska. And he said it’s an economics issue for the fishing industry not just an environmental one. “We have sustainable fisheries, fisheries in Southeast have gone on for about a hundred years. And there’s really no reason barring some disaster why it can’t go on for another hundred plus years. However, with KSM, their mine life they’re estimating 52 years. Well I know fishermen here in Alaska that have been fishing themselves, individuals for 50 years.”The state of Alaska’s comments on the KSM mine are signed by the commissioners of three departments, Natural Resources, Fish and Game and Environmental Conservation. Those comments note that a panel review of the KSM Project may serve to address some of the continuing concerns held by Alaskans.Kyle Moselle is large project coordinator for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources “What the commissioners have asked of the minister of environment is to fully consider those concerns and apply the most appropriate administrative process for addressing them.”Moselle said the state of Alaska has been involved in the review of the KSM mine going back to 2008. And he says it’s too early to say what actions should result from the tailings dam breach at Mount Polley. “What the state of Alaska is looking for is a thorough investigation of the events that led up to that dam breach. There’s going to be a lot of information that needs to be gathered. It needs to be investigated fully. And there will be a report that summarizes that investigation. I think that we’ll be able to make better decisions as a state about what actions to take once we have that information.”The state’s comments ask to review the plans for the tailings facility at the KSM mine and the commissioner formally request to be included in the development of authorizations for this project. The State also requests to be included in the development of monitoring plans associated with water quality, dam safety, and aquatic resources.“We have good working relationships with BC,” Moselle said. “We have good working relationships with the federal government of Canada and we’re building on those relationships as we move forward and as they move forward on the review of additional mining projects that are proposed.”New mines are also planned around the Stikine and Taku river watersheds.last_img read more

Trumps opioid disaster declaration could expand help to suffering Alaskans

first_imgPresident Trump delivering remarks after formally declaring the opioid crisis a national health emergency. (Screenshot of Whitehouse.gov video)Today, President Donald Trump took a major step in dealing with the opioid epidemic killing tens of thousands of Americans a year.Listen now“I am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis,” the president proclaimed.The White House speech laid out an ambitious vision of stamping out opioid addiction within a generation while treating those currently suffering. Trump mentioned his own brother’s struggle with alcoholism, and being moved by infants born at a hospital in West Virginia dependent on opioids. But the speech offered few concrete policy proposals to aid public health officials, families and first-responders across the country.Alaska’s Bill Walker was among six governors who were at the White House for the president’s signing ceremony.“It had a very familiar feel to it, when on Feb. 14 when I issued a declaration of disaster,” Walker said. “I think it’s a positive thing that we’re all… we’re all on the field now.”Walker was the second governor in the country to declare a state-level disaster related to opioids. Supporters of the move say it helped save lives by putting thousands of units of the overdose-reversing drug Nalaxone into the hands of Alaskans and marshaled state resources to better confront addiction while curbing access to prescription pain pills.Walker said the federal declaration could unlock more funds for Alaska or provide greater flexibility in federal rules.“Much of what he has proposed is much of what we’re doing in Alaska already but to do it on a national basis, I think has greater significance,” Walker said.One of Alaska’s authorities on the opioid crisis is Dr. Jay Butler, the state’s chief medical officer, who was also in Washington for the day’s events.“What we heard today was a very high-level overview, which I think was very positive,” Butler said. “But there’s two questions. What are some of the specifics this will mean? And are there resources that’ll support some of the visionary ideals that we heard today?”Butler hopes the declaration will prompt a supplemental appropriation from Congress to bring more money into states for treatment and prevention efforts.One remark the president made that stood out to Butler was a reference to ending a rule known as the IMD exclusion, which bans Medicaid payments to treatment facilities that have more than 16 beds. In Alaska, that’s been a major barrier. Anchorage Assembly member Christopher Constant, who has worked for the Akeela Recovery center, said if it weren’t for the IMD rule they’d be able to double the number of beds at the facility. State officials have already asked for an exemption from the policy. After Trump’s declaration today, people working up-close on substance abuse and recovery are optimistic.Karl Soderstrom is one of the founders of Fiend 2 Clean, a program in Wasilla that helps connect people with treatment and recovery. He described the declaration as a “really, really big deal.”Soderstorm constantly works with people who are trying to get clean, but don’t have the money for private treatment options, and can’t get a spot in facilities that accept Medicaid.“The majority of Alaskans that are indigent, that are homeless, that are IV-drug users, a lot of these folks meet the criteria for a residential-treatment stay, but don’t have access to one,” Soderstorm said.Soderstrom said the president’s move opens the door for expanded treatment, and he hopes programs like his will see a trickle-down in funds if federal dollars follow. He thinks it’s unfortunate the disaster declaration has taken so long, and pointed out that since the president first announced his intention of designating a federal emergency in August, thousands of Americans have died from opioid overdoses. Still, for Soderstrom, this drives the issue to the front of public consciousness.“I think it’s great news,” Soderstrom said. “I think that President Trump was really smart to put the Commission on Substance Abuse together, and I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. This disaster declaration pushes the opioid epidemic up as a priority. So now we have to do something about it.”Both of Alaska’s senators applauded today’s move and say they’ll push for additional resources.last_img read more

Centre approves higher train speed

first_imgNew Delhi: The centre has approved the Railways’ proposal to increase the train speed on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes to 160 kmph which will reduce travel time by 3.5 hours and five hours respectively, making them overnight journeys. While the cost of the project for the Delhi-Mumbai route will be Rs. 6,806 crore, the cost for the other route will be Rs. 6,685 by 2022-23. This was part of the ministry’s 100 day agenda. The decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting held on Monday, but were made public on Wednesday. It was during this Cabinet meeting that the decisions on Kashmir were discussed with Union ministers.last_img read more

After Sky and Punch Taverns what major companies could be the next

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Enterprise Imaging: How GE and Microsoft Extend VNA AnalyticsAs a VNA, GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive weaves together data from many different sources and systems.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:40Loaded: 3.51%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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One of the first DICOM storage companies in the cloud, CoActiv provides ultra-secure, HIPAA-compliant, scalable and fail proof archiving backed by a 100% SLA guarantee. Thanks to the system’s advanced, redundant architecture, CoActiv clients have not experienced a second of down time throughout the product’s history.For secure primary archiving of DICOM and non-DICOM imaging related data, EXAM-CLOUD (formerly EXAM-VAULT), features advanced VNA technology and quad-redundant storage in four separate locations. At RSNA 2012, this flagship offering is joined by EXAM-VAULT back up, similarly optimized for reliable, secure image storage with many of the same quality features as EXAM-CLOUD.“Now CoActiv offers the two best vendor neutral archiving solutions available,” said Ed Heere, president and CEO of CoActiv.  “Along with proven technology, we offer a peerless track record with not a single image lost in more than nine years. Storage cost can be as reasonable as 20 cents per exam, depending on volume and study size.”Delivering all the quality and reliability synonymous with the CoActiv name, EXAM-CLOUD stores all images in an unprecedented quad-redundant fashion.  This includes two copies of all exams in Tier-IV datacenters in different states, utilizing distinct power grids and Internet peering points. In addition, data is also archived online at the imaging facility as well as on removable media in a secure CoActiv fire proof vault.The CoActiv EXAM-CLOUD service provides instant exam retrieval along with HIPAA compliant and audited security, making it the world’s fastest and most secure archiving system. CoActiv EXAM-CLOUD can be integrated with most other PACS for only pennies per exam, offering an affordable and highly scalable archiving solution for radiology departments and practices of any size.To ensure seamless business continuity, the archive provides instant fail-over to CoActiv’s mirrored offsite datacenters.  EXAM-CLOUD enables instant remote exam access by any authorized radiologist or referring physician, using the CoActiv zero-footprint EXAM-BROWSER. It supports all DICOM modalities, while offering non-DICOM storage options.New CoActiv EXAM-VAULT back up storage provides the same security and advanced technology as EXAM-CLOUD. It is a secure, HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based system anchored in a Tier-IV data centre. Advanced VNA technology supports all DICOM modalities as well as related non-DICOM objects.As a managed service, CoActiv EXAM-VAULT shifts the burden of all archive system maintenance to its own internal IT experts. 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Public hospitals to keep normal hours during Holy Week

first_imgPublic hospitals belonging to the Social Security System, or Caja, will remain open during Semana Santa, or Holy Week, including Thursday and Friday.This means that emergency services at all public hospitals and clinics in Costa Rica will be available to treat patients, Caja officials said on Tuesday.Community health clinics, or EBAIS, also will keep normal schedules, as well as pharmacy and lab services, specialist consultations and maternity units.Semana Santa, or Holy Week, runs March 24-31 and is Costa Rica’s most important Catholic celebration. It means vacation from work, and most government offices are closed, transportation services are reduced, and non-tourism-related commerce comes to a halt during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

House GOP measure would cut Amtrak by 242M

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak’s budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record engineers and help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.Amtrak announced last month it is going to install the cameras after years of delays. The transportation and housing measure approved by a narrow 216-210 vote contains $9 million approved last week to fund the inward-facing camera initiative in the budget year starting in October. Top Stories While community development grants to states and local governments would be maintained at current levels of $3 billion and funding for a key program for the homeless would receive a nominal $50 million increase, money to help cities deal with poisonous lead paint in antiquated housing would absorb a $35 million cut, or almost one-third.The measure also seeks to reverse Obama administration steps to greatly ease travel restrictions to Cuba.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New data provided to Congress shows that Amtrak’s long-distances routes are losing more money, however, while the busy, profit-making Northeast corridor route is making growing profits. Money-losing routes such as the Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles at a subsidy of more than $400 a ticket, account for losses of more than $600 million, while the Northeast corridor is expected to contribute a $357 million profit this year.Amendments by Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, to eliminate the Sunset Limited and 11 routes whose operating costs amount to more than double the money from fares and dining car receipts failed as pro-Amtrak Republicans teamed with Democrats to defeat them.The GOP-drafted measure cuts $242 million from capital accounts but fully funds the $289 million request for operating losses.Elsewhere, the transportation and housing bill falls short of Obama’s request for housing subsidies for the poor, which the administration says is lengthening waiting lists for rent vouchers. It would also cut funding to rehabilitate housing projects by almost $200 million to $1.7 billion, and would offer just $20 million to Choice Neighborhoods grants to help cities rebuild poor neighborhoods, a 75 percent cut from current spending. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Obama is demanding that domestic programs get the same level of relief from sequestration that Republicans have awarded the Pentagon. Senate Democrats vowed Tuesday to block the GOP appropriations bills until Republicans come to the table and negotiate higher spending levels for domestic programs such as transportation grants, health research, rent vouchers for the poor and clean water grants.“We’re ready to start right now. Where are they?” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., dismissed the idea of a budget summit, at least for now, and questioned whether Democrats would go ahead and filibuster the Pentagon funding measure next week as they have threatened. The confrontation appears headed for a showdown this fall.The $576 billion Senate Pentagon funding measure generally matches Obama’s request but relies on accounting gimmicks to do so. Republicans are padding war accounts to get around sequestration, which would freeze core defense spending at current levels, even as troop pay goes up and cost overruns plague new weapons systems like the next-generation F-35 fighter plane.Amtrak currently receives $1.3 billion from the government, most of which goes toward capital improvements and debt service. The railroad has long come under attack for expensive subsidies of its money-losing long-distance routes and losses from its food and beverage services, but its operating subsidies are forecast to dip below $300 million this year. Parents, stop beating yourself up Amtrak is among many domestic programs whose budgets are cut or frozen by the GOP measures, as automatic spending curbs known as sequestration are again hitting federal agencies after two years of relief. Previous House GOP attempts to cut Amtrak over the years have been reversed, and Tuesday’s transportation measure is but an opening move in a longer chess match with the White House over spending levels for agency operating budgets passed annually by Congress.House Republicans also unveiled crunching cuts of $718 million to the Environmental Protection Agency even as a Senate panel gave initial approval to a huge measure awarding the Pentagon with a 7 percent increase. The 9 percent cut comes as Republicans press to rein in the EPA, which they say is too aggressive in pursuing a pro-environment agenda at the expense of business and industries such as utilities with coal-fired power plants.The Amtrak funding measure is part of a huge, $55 billion spending measure funding transportation, housing for the poor and community development programs. It’s the fifth of 12 spending measures to come to the House floor and, like its predecessors, faces a veto threat from President Barack Obama. Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more