Energy Training Program Open for Applications

first_imgApplications are now open for Nova Scotia’s 2016 Energy Training Program. Through this program small and medium-sized companies in the energy sector can apply for a wage subsidy to hire post-secondary students and recent graduates. The program provides eligible employers with 50 per cent of a salary, up to $7.50 per hour, during a student’s employment with the company. Work terms run from 12 to 17 weeks between May and August. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 26. Since 2002, the Energy Training Program has funded about 400 student placements at approximately 100 companies. “The Energy Training Program can support the momentum we’re seeing today in Nova Scotia’s energy sector,” said Energy Minister Michel Samson. “Nova Scotia universities and community colleges are full of smart, talented students, and this program helps connect them with their first job in the energy sector.” This program is part of government’s Make it Here initiative to connect Nova Scotians with government programs for education and training, and entering the workforce. Make it Here also connects employers with programs to support hiring or training new grads and young Nova Scotians. The Make It Here website is at . The most recent national labour statistics indicate that Nova Scotia made more progress on reducing youth unemployment than any other province in Canada in 2015. For more information on the program visit .last_img read more

Judge orders JayZ to face SEC questions in financial probe

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – A New York judge says Jay-Z must answer questions from the Securities and Exchange Commission in a financial probe by the regulator.Lawyers for the SEC and Jay-Z settled on May 15 for a deposition Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe (GAHR’-duh-fee) said Jay-Z can’t dodge the questions any longer.Jay-Z has argued that his testimony is not that important to the SEC’s probe of the Iconix Brand Group. Jay-Z, who was not in court, sold his apparel brand to Iconix in 2007. He also says he’s too busy getting ready for a worldwide tour starting next month.Gardephe said the SEC has shown that Jay-Z’s testimony about the sale of his company and his participation in meetings, phone calls and emails are relevant to the probe into Iconix.last_img read more

Fatima MoroccoInspired Film Wins Cesar of Best Film in Paris

Rabat – “Fatima,” a film by French-Moroccan Philippe Faucon, won the award for best film at the Cesar film festival in Paris on Friday.The film portrays an adaptation of two autobiographical books by Moroccan author Fatima Al Ayoubi, titled “Prayer to the Moon” and “Finally, I Can Walk Alone.”The books follow the struggles of an immigrant housekeeper who lives with her two daughters in Lyon, France. With her poor command of French, the main character, who is depicted as Algerian, struggles to communicate with her daughters and assimilate into French society. One day, she accidentally falls down a flight of stairs and is unable to continue working the job that kept her family afloat. The incident prompts her to write her story in Arabic while she is at home in recovery.The film premiered at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight festival last December, where it won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best French Film.The story caught the director’s attention because it depicted the story of “women who often remain invisible,” Foucan told reporters at Cannes.“What interested me was to show the women who do not have much space on the screen,” said the director, who was born in Oujda. “We do not see them very often and see the kind of stubbornness and obstinacy that is a part of their daily lives. These are situations that interest me because they relate to my own family history.”Foucan added that his Moroccan grandparents did not speak French and his mother did not speak French during his childhood either. read more

Recruitment campaign for 3500 new police in Liberia begins – UN mission

Recruitment has begun for 3,500 new police officers in Liberia as part of the effort to help re-establish the rule of law in the West Africa country, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) said today.Launching the recruitment drive yesterday in the capital, Monrovia, UNMIL chief Jacques Paul Klein said 3,500 men and women will be recruited and trained over the next two years for a new Liberian Police Service “of whom the Liberian people can be proud.” “We are looking for the men and women – let me repeat, and women – of Liberia who stand tall in character, who have the commitment to succeed, who have a strong sense of integrity and respect for fellow man, and who can perform a truly difficult job with compassion and dignity,” Mr. Klein said. He also urged the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) to continue its commitment to re-establish the rule of law in Liberia, “a rule of law guided by the participation of the people, to assist the people, and to protect the people from those who may have other agendas.” NTGL Chairman C. Gyude Bryant said the recruitment of a new police service was necessary because of “the abuses, harassment, intimidation and humiliation our police have brought on our people,” and cautioned all those interested in applying to remember why this new process has been initiated. “When you go through your training, we will never again experience what we have experienced in the past,” he said. “The new recruits must earn the respect of the people by respecting their basic civil liberties.” read more

Cromer crab fisherman shortage as young people wont stick at it

Mr Rodnell explained: “Ultimately it comes down to the profitability of working in the fishing sector. Obviously it’s not for everybody, the hours and working in the elements, and that’s partly been one of the difficulties in terms of recruitment onto fishing vessels in the past.”Regulation is also a problem, increasingly, particularly in-shore fisheries like Cromer, the fleets becoming more and more limited on particular species. That’s affected the inshore fleet quite significantly.”That’s one of the things to look at post-Brexit – how we go about managing inshore fisheries that depend on the fish coming to them rather than travelling at a distance to find new fishing grounds.”Parts of the industry use migrant labour simply because they’re not able to recruit local people, parts of the fleet are profitable now so the opportunities are there to take up – it’s something we need to encourage.” “There’s a good living to be had, the demand is there and the demand is always going to be there.”They need to get off their a— and do a bit of work.” Crab fisherman John Lee brings his boat ashore on the beach at Cromer in Norfolk “Yes it’s hard work but I look at it as a challenge, especially on the rough days,” the father-of-four added.”You just get in the mindset ‘you’re not going to beat me, I am going to keep hauling these pots, I am going to land these crabs’.”At the end of the day that’s what’s paid my mortgage and paid for my kids to have an upbringing and that type of thing. A spokesperson for Seafish told The Telegraph that the industry is “embracing modern technology and is a great career choice for young people who may not want to spend their Monday to Friday sitting at a desk and perhaps want some adventure instead.”They pointed out that there are apprenticeships available, though not in Norfolk – the closest is in Whitby. Dale Rodnell, the Assistant Chief Executive at the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations said that regulations and red tape from the EU mean that the career is not as profitable as it good be. He argued that opportunities could be expanded post-Brexit. A sweet Cromer crab is a prized British delicacy, best eaten fresh from the coast of Norfolk where it is caught, and a firm fixture on high-end restaurant menus across the land.Fans of the crustacean will be worried to hear that the future of the local industry is under threat, according to local fishermen.They argue that young people don’t want the work involved in a life catching Cromer crabs, and that they don’t have the gumption to stick at it.Local crab fisherman John Lee, 55, of Cromer, Norfolk, said that experience is not passed down from one generation to the other, and we are at risk of losing the skill.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––He is an eighth-generation crab businessman, and left school at 15 to learn the trade.An apprenticeship scheme was attempted in the past, he said, and “none of them stuck at it”. Hungry seagulls search for scraps while John Lee gets to work A prized Cromer crabCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Wire Freshly dressed crabs ready to eat from John Lee’s shop in CromerCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Wire Frank Yeung, who owns restaurants Mr Bao and Daddy Bao in London, said that he hopes the news of the declining industry will raise the profile of the crustaceans.He said: “We don’t currently have Cromer Crab on our menu but it would be a terrible shame if they were not available any more as they offer some of the sweetest meat, a real luxury from the sea. I’m hopeful that the news of this decline will mean a rise in demand for these delicious crabs, which would then attract more of the next generation to fish for them.”The crab fishing industry is working hard to attract young people, who can perceive it as a badly-paid, difficult and thankless career. “We’ve had youngsters, school leavers, try and do a bit, but if you want a lifestyle of going out with your mates and what not you’re probably coming in at half three in the morning rather than getting up at half three in the morning (to work) so it doesn’t really fit and bode well.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Hungry seagulls search for scraps while John Lee gets to workCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Wire Freshly dressed crabs ready to eat from John Lee's shop in Cromer Crab fisherman John Lee brings his boat ashore on the beach at Cromer in NorfolkCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Wire A prized Cromer crab Chefs have spoken of their disappointment at the apparently dwindling industry – and said the delicacy is greatly in-demand for restaurants.Mike Reid, the Executive Chef at M Restaurants told The Telegraph: “Cromer Crab is one of the great british crabs. It’s a meaty crab, which is so tender and fragrant. It is such a shame that we are in danger of not keeping up the supply due to shortage of fisherman, we are already battling the elements as the extreme weather this year has already almost halved the supply. “The first time I tried it I was staying in the hotel The Hoste in Norfolk and it blew me away so much I’ve started using it in my restaurants where I can.”Mini Patel, Chef Patron at Blueprint Café, said: “I regard Cromer crabs as being some of the finest from our British coastline. They’re smaller but all the sweeter in flavour. It would be a real shame to not have these little beauties being delivered into the kitchens of some of the best restaurants in the country.”We need to support the crab industry in Norfolk so we can continue to eat this delicious crab for another century. I’m shocked to hear there are as few as 10 fishermen now landing crabs!” Mr Lee works 90 to 100 hours per week during the crab season and said there were almost 50 Cromer crab fishermen when he began and now there are no more than 10 of them fishing regularly.Among them is Matt Bywater, who at 36 years old is one of Cromer’s youngest crab fishermen.He worked in a series of different jobs, including as a health and safety manager in an office, before deciding aged 30 to follow in his father’s footsteps as a fisherman.He said he was “quite money-orientated”, adding: “The fishing industry, yes it’s hard work, but if you’re willing to work you can do as much as you like as such and earn as much as you like.”Asked why so few young people are entering the industry, he said: “There’s a bit of a stigma with the fishing industry, just the nature of the job really, and also the set-up costs. read more

Air Liquide supports Wildhorse Energys underground coal gasification plans

first_imgWildhorse Energy, which is focussed on developing underground coal gasification (UCG) and uranium projects in Central Europe, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which sets out the terms for exclusive negotiations and cooperation between the company and Air Liquide, the world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment. Under the terms of the MOU, Air Liquide will evaluate the technical and commercial conditions for installation of a new state-of-the-art air separation unit on WHE’s UCG site in Pécs, Hungary with the capacity to supply all the oxygen needs for WHE’s UCG project in Mecsek Hills, Hungary and shall develop its final proposal for oxygen supply to WHE based upon this evaluation.The MOU outlines preliminary terms for securing the supply of oxygen, a vital gasification feedstock, and represents an important step towards bringing the Mecsek Hills project on streamThe MOU is an integral part of the PFS currently being conducted on the projectAir Liquide will further evaluate how best to supply WHE with gases other than oxygen, such as industrial gaseous nitrogen and compressed airThe two parties will explore further avenues of cooperation with regards the Mecsek Hills UCG project.WHE’s Managing Director Matt Swinney: “This agreement represents a significant milestone in completing our ongoing PFS on the Mecsek Hills UCG Project and in turn towards achieving our target of becoming a leading unconventional energy supplier in Central Europe. We believe that Air Liquide’s decision to undertake an MOU with WHE demonstrates its support to our strategy, ambitions and prospects in the region. With our PFS due for completion during Q1 2012, we are very much looking forward to working closely with Air Liquide, the world leader in its field, as we develop our Mecsek concession towards production.”WHE has coal and coal bed methane exploration licences covering an area of approximately 418 km2 in the Mecsek Coal Formation in the Pécs region of southern Hungary. WHE’s strategy is to unlock the value of the stranded coal deposits through the partial oxidation of the in situ coal to form a mixture of gases (syngas) which can be used for power generation or conversion into liquid fuels.In line with the initial findings of the ongoing PFS, focussed on using UCG technology for a >400 MWt UCG project on the Mecsek Hills UCG Project, WHE will require up to 300 t/d of oxygen during phase 1 of the project. Phase 1 is centred on commercial demonstration where some 130 MWt of syngas will be supplied to a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine to generate about 60 MWe (megawatt electrical) of which around 2 MWe shall be consumed through self-consumption. In line with this, the project will have incremental oxygen needs of up to 600 t/d in the second phase, bringing the total daily oxygen requirement to 900 t/d. The PFS is due for completion during Q1 2012.The MOU follows a period of thorough evaluation conducted by WHE. Air Liquide was selected as a result of offering the most favourable set of solutions to supply the company with oxygen at the site, on both a technical and economic basis. During the term of the MOU, the two parties will explore further avenues of cooperation, regarding the supply of gases for WHE’s UCG project. Under the terms of the MOU, Air Liquide will have exclusive rights to negotiate the design and permitting of a Cryogenic Oxygen plant on WHE’s UCG site in Pécs, Hungary and to build, own, and operate the plant which will produce at least 98% pure oxygen, providing favourable commercial value to both parties. Following completion of the PFS, Air Liquide and WHE will proceed with negotiations.The WHE business model is focussed upon applying UCG technology to convert coal into syngas and then selling the syngas to power stations as a gas feedstock. The development and expansion of the UCG portfolio is underpinned by a potentially world class uranium project which the company is advancing with its Hungarian uranium development partners Mecsek-Öko and Mecsekérc, with the support of the Hungarian Government.The business strategy is to become a major supplier of gas feedstock to power stations in Central Europe. WHE’s project development strategy is based primarily upon acquiring strategic UCG sites in key locations in Central Europe where gas markets are dominated by Russian gas imports, energy security is a major factor for governments and large scale industrial consumers of gas and gas prices are correspondingly high.last_img read more

Dawn Meats granted leave to serve committal to prison notices against 18

first_img Image: By Ray Managh No Comments DAWN MEATS HAS been granted leave of the High Court to serve copies of motions seeking to attach and commit to prison 18 protesters at two of its beef plants for breach of court orders.The 18 include nine John Does who are not named but who were specifically identified to Mr Justice Anthony Barr by photographs taken at one of the plants. Nine others associated with alleged breaches outside the Grannagh, Co Kilkenny, plant, were named in the proceedings.Declan McGrath SC, who appeared with barrister Stephen Walsh for Dawn, told the court that in one instance a copy of a court order was taken down by one of the men and burned.Mr McGrath was granted short service of an ex parte application seeking to attach and commit the defendants. Judge Barr made the applications returnable to Friday morning.Counsel said temporary injunctions had been granted by the court earlier and permanent restraints granted on consent of named defendants last week.  The permanent orders had been breached since those orders were made.Mr McGrath said that 11:10am this morning a laminated copy of court orders had been affixed to a pole at the Rathdowney, Co Laois, plant after defendants refused to accept service. “Michael Kelly ripped the order from the pole and we have photographs of that taking place,” Mr McGrath said.  He said the protesters concerned were undoubtedly aware of the content of the orders concerned.He said Dawn Meats did not wish to see anyone jailed but had suffered considerable losses because of the blockades. He said Dawn Meats representatives also had a photograph of Mr Kelly burning the order made by the court.Mr McGrath said the company was also seeking short service of proceedings relating to the Grannagh plant.  Nine John Does, from John Doe 1 to John Doe 9 had been photographed and were clearly identified although the company had been unable to get their names.Judge Barr granted leave to serve today’s orders by affixing copies of the orders to wooden placards and wooden notice boards at the sites.  He said he was concerned about the safety of summons servers who may be drawn into a situation of conflict and directed that service could also be made by posting the courts orders on Dawn Meats website.The attachment and committal applications were returned to Friday at 11 a.m. Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 7:14 PM Sep 3rd 2019, 7:14 PM Image: Share4 Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 21,283 Views Short URL Dawn Meats granted leave to serve committal to prison notices against 18 protesters The company said it has photographs of previous notice of court orders being ripped from pole. last_img read more

Monash council rakes up cash from fines

first_imgThe Monash Council has collected more than $1.7 million from parking fines in the first six months of the current financial year. The council’s second quarter management report showed that almost $825,000 was reaped from parking fines between October and December alone, more than the expected $765,000. Parking officers handed out more than 200 infringements a day during the past three months at an average cost of about $70. “People who park illegally or remain in parking bays for a long period of time can impact on the safety of others,” Cr Perri said.“Parking restrictions are in place across Monash to ensure equitable access to parking,” she said. In November last year, former mayor Greg Male said the council would not commit to redirecting unexpected funds from parking fines to projects across the municipality. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Merkel urges Greece and FYROM to settle dispute

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the latter’s name is a “burden” on Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as she called for a solution even if it would leave both sides disappointed.“We can find a way to solve this problem,” Merkel said at the annual meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process between leaders of Southeastern European countries. “I have spent time on this issue and the names and possible combinations but sometimes I think there is nothing else to be proposed.”This is her second major involvement in the name dispute. Last November she held talks with the United Nation’s mediator for the issue, Matthew Nimetz, in Berlin.“In Germany we say that a compromise has been achieved when each side is equally unhappy,” said Merkel from the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, adding that a solution of the name issue would allow FYROM to progress with its efforts to join the European Union and NATO.Greek diplomats were concerned recently that FYROM’s attempt to join NATO would be raised again at the organization’s next summit, in the Welsh city of Cardiff, in September but Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the enlargement of the alliance will not be on the agenda.Source: ekathimerinilast_img read more

Les entreprises françaises jouent la carte des logiciels libres

first_imgLes entreprises françaises jouent la carte des logiciels libresL’étude Open Source France 2012 de PAC confirme que la France a une très bonne dynamique de logiciels libres, avec 6 % du marché squatté par des logiciels que personne n’a payé. Leur croissance ne devrait pas ralentir avant 2015.Un logiciel libre est un programme dont l’utilisation, l’étude, la modification et la duplication en vue de sa diffusion sont permises, techniquement et légalement. La France accueille davantage de logiciels libres que d’autres pays. D’après les spécialistes de Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), le logiciel libre est devenu dominant sur le segment des outils de développements Java, PHP ou Phyton, sur les systèmes embarqués, les infrastructures web, etc. Le Cabinet note également la prépondérance du code open source dans le secteur du Cloud computing.À lire aussiQuelles sont les maladies médiévales et exotiques qui font leur retour en France ?L’ouverture du code source de logiciels performants est importante dans la mesure où elle diminue fortement les risques de lock-in, de verrouillage des plates-formes propriétaires. Des verrouillages qui sont ensuite très difficiles à défaire, comme on peut le voir avec le format PDF d’Adobe.Ils remarquent néanmoins également que, rançon du succès, le libre est devenu moins gratuit et moins communautaire (ces attributs n’allant pas forcement ensembles), au profit de sociétés de développement qui font payer leurs prestations. Selon PAC, la France est un des pays phares du logiciel libre dans le monde. Les outils libres étant les plus performants pour gérer des clouds, la France n’en est que plus compétitive. Le 31 janvier 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Une grave crise des déchets menace les villes du monde

first_imgUne grave crise des déchets menace les villes du mondePartout dans le monde, les villes doivent de toute urgence améliorer la gestion de leurs déchets. Si elles ne le font pas, elles seront confrontées à une véritable crise, alerte la Banque mondiale dans un rapport publié mercredi. Un document visant à mettre en lumière un “problème relativement silencieux qui s’amplifie chaque jour”.La Banque mondiale a publié cette semaine un alarmant rapport sur la gestion des déchets dans les villes du monde, et la crise vers laquelle elles se dirigent si rien n’est mis en oeuvre pour l’améliorer. Une crise qui semble aujourd’hui inévitable face à l’augmentation du niveau de vie d’une population urbaine sans cesse grandissante. Baptisé What a Waste : A Global Review of Solid Waste Management, il “propose pour la première fois des données consolidées sur la production, la collecte, la composition et l’élimination des déchets solides urbains, par pays et par région” souligne l’organisme dans un communiqué, évoquant une véritable “prouesse” alors que les données sur ce sujet manquent cruellement de fiabilité, d’exhaustivité et de cohérence. D’ici à 2015, quelque 2,2 milliards de tonnes de déchets seront produites chaque année par les habitants des villes, estime la Banque mondiale. Ils en engendrent aujourd’hui 1,3 milliard. La gestion des déchets solides verra alors son coût grimper de façon vertigineuse, passant de 205 milliards à 375 milliards de dollars par an, alerte le rapport, annonçant “une crise imminente du traitement de ces déchets à mesure que le niveau de vie augmente et que la population urbaine s’accroît”. Améliorer la gestion des déchets solides À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Face à cette menace, affirme Rachel Kyte, la vice-présidente pour le développement durable à la Banque mondiale, “il est de plus en plus urgent d’améliorer la gestion des déchets solides, en particulier dans les villes en expansion rapide des pays à faible revenu”. MmeKyte se veut malgré tout optimiste, évoquant l’espoir d’une prise de conscience de l’ampleur du problème qui mènera les dirigeants locaux et nationaux, et la communauté internationale à s’en saisir. La Banque mondiale espère ainsi qu’à la lecture de son rapport, mis en ligne sur Internet, ils se “mobiliseront pour mettre en place des programmes de réduction, de réutilisation, de recyclage ou de récupération de la plus grande quantité de déchets possible avant incinération (et récupération de l’énergie ainsi produite) ou élimination d’une autre manière”. AuxyeuxdeMmeKyte, “la mesure de l’ampleur du problème constitue une première étape cruciale pour sa résolution”.Le 10 juin 2012 à 11:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

10 Obscure Superman Characters Every Fan Should Know

first_img While Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman may not be coming back to the Supergirl TV show anytime soon, there are plenty of characters in the Super-mythos that the show can dip into. Here, we take a look at some of the most obscure characters from Superman’s universe, both friend, and foe, that we would like to see make a resurgence, be it on Supergirl or in the comics.Lucy LaneAs her name implies, Lucy Lane is in fact related to the Lois Lane. The younger of the Lane sisters, Lucy classically served as a romantic interest for Superman’s best pal, Jimmy Olsen. In modern iterations of the character, she has followed in her father’s footsteps and gone into the military. Eventually enlisted by her father into a top secret project that granted her super powers, Lucy became Superwoman, on a mission involved in a conspiracy to kill Superman. All of this was part of the New Krypton crossover going on in the Supergirl series which has been collected into a trade.Atomic SkullWhile the alias of two different characters, Albert Michaels and Joseph Martin, the idea is that some sort of horrific scientific accident causes them to become super strong, emit beams of radiation, and… have a cool looking glowing skull for a head.Kryptonite ManThe Kryptonite Man is less of a proper villain than he is a recurring pain in Superman’s side, regularly showing up in a different form or capacity every time he rears his ugly, poisonous head. Occasionally a being of pure green radiation, mostly a man infused with said radiation’s energy, the Kryptonite Man is a sure fire way to get Superman beat up. The most recent version of the character, Clay Ramsay, appeared in the New 52 Action Comics Annual #1, where his origin is told and available here.Lori LemarisLori Lemaris is one of those novel concepts that never really made her way out of the Silver Age that she was created in, which is a shame. A mermaid from the city Tritonis, a division of Atlantis, Lori first appeared way back in Superman #129 in 1959, as a college girlfriend of Clark Kent’s. Hiding her… mer-legs… mer-fin?… tail in the disguise of a wheelchair, Lori eventually had to return to Atlantis, revealing to Clark that not only was she not human, but that she knew his secret identity due to her telepathy. She has since appeared in a few modern stories, but nothing of note since a 2007 arc of Superman : Confidential.Christopher KentThe long lost, Phantom Zone-baby of General Zod, Christopher Kent came to earth in a rocket and was found by Lois Lane and Clark Kent. Raising the child as their own, they quickly learned of Christopher’s heritage as Zod came to Earth looking for his child. After spending some time in the Phantom Zone, Christopher emerged rapidly aged, now as a young man, and began fighting crime as the Kryptonian version of the hero Nightwing.Mon-ElA Daxamite, which is essentially a Kryptonian that is weak to lead as opposed to kryptonite, Lar-Gand landed on Earth with amnesia and was found by a young Clark Kent. Naming him “Mon-El”, and assuming him to be his own older brother, Clark eventually accidentally exposes him to lead and sends him to the Phantom Zone to save his life. The Legion of Superheroes in the 31st century eventually retrieve and cure him, where he becomes a valued member of the team. A great introduction to the Mon-El, the Legion, and the mythology of all of them is the Final Crisis : Legion of 3 Worlds storyline from 2009, which has since been collected here.Professor HamiltonProfessor Emil Hamilton was a longtime ally of Superman, constantly aiding him in any problem that was super-science involved. Eventually discovering that Superman’s powers were not just utilizing yellow sunlight, but absorbing it, he deemed that Superman was doing more harm than good, and became a supervillain. Going by the code name of Ruin, he began targeting Superman’s friends and family.ConduitKenny Braverman was born on the same night that Clark Kent’s rocket ship landed on earth. As the rocket passed over the car that Kenny was born in, it exposed baby Kenny to radiation. Infused with Kryptonite-like radiation, Kenny was a sickly child, constantly feeling overshadowed by his classmate Clark Kent. Eventually, he realized what he was, and what he could do with his new power, and he became the villain Conduit.AtlasIn the same story line that re-introduced Lucy Lane as Superwoman, it was revealed that General Sam Lane was responsible for many attacks on Superman. One of the most effective was Atlas, an old creation of Jack Kirby, who is a magically powered being with superb strength. Despite Superman’s weakness to magic, Atlas did not defeat him, but not until after one of the most epic fights in comic books. This story has since been made available online for purchase, which you can find here.Kal KentSuperman’s descendant from the 853rd century, Kal Kent is the Superman of his era. First appearing during the DC One Million event in the 1990’s, Kal has gone on to make appearances in many DC stories, even in Morrison’s own All-Star Superman series. His appearance in All-Star hints at a greater role in the history of Superman, and it has since been collected into a trade paperback, available here. Syfy Axes ‘Krypton’ Superhero Series After 2 SeasonsThe Greatest Romances in Comic Book History Stay on targetlast_img read more

Bournemouth coach says Wilson is not leaving for Chelsea

first_img“Not from my perspective, no,” AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told reporters when asked if Wilson would be allowed to leave for Chelsea.Callum Wilson is reportedly linked to Chelsea after the Blues expressed interest in the 26-year-old forward. Eddie Howe is now saying that Wilson is not leaving Bournemouth, insisting that the England international is “focused” on his performances with the team.“Callum is our player, he is very focused on us and you could see that from his performance,” Howe said, according to FourFourTwo.“He gave everything for the team.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Callum WilsonBOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Huddersfield Town at Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)Bournemouth fell to Chelsea in the EFL Cup quarter-final thanks to a late Eden Hazard goal, and after the match the Maurizio Sarri’s side move to the tournament’s semi-finals, Howe praised Hazard’s quality.“Hazard always has a habit of scoring against us, he’s a quality player who made the difference.“He’s a nice sub for them to bring on, we knew we were going to be tested but when you go against the best that’s the best way to judge yourselves.“Hazard has got such good feet in tight areas that can swing a game, but we should be pleased with the positives from our display.”last_img read more

1 dead 3 injured following shooting inside Fort Lauderdale parking garage

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – One person has died and three others have been injured following a shooting inside a parking garage in Fort Lauderdale.Fort Lauderdale Police responded to the scene of the shooting along Southwest Fifth Avenue and West Broward Boulevard, around 4:15 a.m., Sunday.Officials said one adult male died while three other victims suffered from injuries that were not life-threatening.Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident that resulted from an altercation between several individuals.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from July 2, 2019 to July 9, 2019:Address: 14 Burt RoadPrice: $480,000Buyer: Mark SantiniSeller: Jakub DudekDate: 7/3/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 14,400 sfAddress: 60 Butters RowPrice: $520,000Buyer: Erik & Ayako SorensenSeller: Susan EarlsDate: 7/8/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 44,431 sfAddress: 668 Main Street (Webber Terrace)Price: $2,025,000Buyer: Carlos Pereira, Trustee for Diamond PropertiesSeller: PAC PropertiesDate: 7/9/19Use: Department StoreLot Size: 76,230 sfAddress: 19 Stonehedge DrivePrice: $925,000Buyer: Sarah & Harold CurrierSeller: Gary & Cynthia SauveDate: 7/8/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 43,008 sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Verizon to extend free robocall spam and callblocking tools to all customers

first_img $999 Verizon says it will be expanding its free spam- and robocall-prevention features to all its wireless customers, starting in March, on phones that support the tools.Verizon wireless subscribers with compatible Android phones and iPhones will all get spam-caller identification, robocall filtering and call blocking at no extra cost. Robocalls are filtered based on a risk level chosen by the customer.Verizon’s move follows T-Mobile’s announcement of its Caller Verified feature last week. Both companies incorporate the FCC’s STIR/SHAKEN (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited and Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) caller-verification protocols for filtering out mass-scale phone-number spoofing.Based on the statistics proffered by identification service YouMail, 4.7 billion robocalls attacked consumers in December 2018 alone, hitting an average of roughly 14 calls per person. That’s way too many.  How to stop robocalls Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Net neutrality supporters take protest to Verizon stores See It See It Tags Now playing: Watch this: Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy Boost Mobile $999 Verizon 36 Photoscenter_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See it Phones Tech Industry Sprint Comments 2:42 See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 4 Apple iPhone XS $999 Share your voice $999last_img read more

Begich Speaks On VA Care In Alaska

first_imgAmid national outrage over the Veterans’ Administration’s handling of medical services for veterans and congressional calls for the resignation of VA secretary General Erik Shenseki, Senator Mark Begich today stopped short of calling for a resignation, but Begich said officials from the top down will be held accountable when Shenseki’s report comes out.Download Audio(Photo by Anne Hillman, KSKA – Anchorage)Begich, a member of the Senate Veteran’s Affairs committee, spoke at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Clinic where he touted a collaboration in Alaska between the VA, the IHS and the neighborhood clinic to address veteran’s health care needs wherever they live.“For example up in Nome, a beautiful new hospital up there. 800 veterans there, Native and non-Native, but they could not use that hospital,” Begich said. “They had to fly to the hub if they were in a village, fly to Anchorage for service or go to Seattle. So we figured out through these agreements, which were not easy and they’re still being worked on, a lot of complication but we figured out now that if you’re a veteran in a place like that, you could walk across the street, if you want, to get that service, right next door and the VA will reimburse them.”Because of the agreements in Alaska, veterans can now go to 26 tribal health facilities across the state, and in Anchorage they can be seen at the Neighborhood Health Clinic.Begich said in 2009, Alaska’s VA facility had one thousand veterans on a waiting list of 90-120 days. Now the list has dwindled to 10 and the wait time for new veterans is about 8 days. Susan Yeager is the director of VA services for Alaska, she confirmed the streamlined process and said the Alaska VA budget has gone from $150 million to $206 million this year.“And the big change there was, in 2010, it was decided that patients with cancer needs should receive care in Alaska, because the VA is normally a hub spoke, normally we’d be sending to Seattle and it was determined at that time it’s better, more honoring veterans to receive that cancer care here in Alaska,” Yeager said. “So in 2011, that concept was expanded to any of the care that can be provided to an eligible veteran in Alaska, should be.”Yeager said the Alaska VA facility passed a surprise inspection of their scheduling system and were told by inspectors they are scheduling in the right way.Kimberly Cohen, executive director of the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Clinic said over the past two months they’ve started seeing more veterans come in and are currently serving about 200 veterans and hope for up to 2000 eventually.“The first thing that’s happened with many of our veterans is, they’re not too sure about us because they think of a community health center as where poor people go,” Cohen said. “And then they come in and see they are welcomed and get really great medical care, they get really enthusiastic doctors.”Doug Ebee, the Vice President of Medical Services for Southcentral Foundation, says the Alaska Native Health care provider is proud to be part of a system that helps veterans to be treated where they live.“Because the only statewide network of health care in this state is the tribal system so the hundreds of small villages. While it’s 26 Native entities, it’s hundreds and hundreds, over 200 village sites and small towns and communities where the only infrastructure is the tribal system and it’s now open to everyone,” Ebee said. “So community health center payments, VA payments, everyone can go.”Ebee says there are currently 400 veterans who are signed up and being seen at the Mat-Su Southcentral Foundation facility. He expects that to grow to thousands across the state.The VA’s Yeager says there are 77,000 veterans in Alaska with about 30,000 signed up for VA services. She says they serve about 18,000 veterans annually.last_img read more

Farmers waiting for evasive rain in Srikakulam

first_imgSrikakulam: The paddy cultivation works are yet to begin in the five mandals of Madduvalasa Reservoir Project (MRP) ayacut. The project situated at Magguru village in Vangara mandal across Vegavathi and Suvarnamukhi rivers, irrigates 24,875 acres under first phase and 12, 500 acres under second phase. The ayacut area is covered under both right main canal (RMC) and left main canal (LMC) in five mandals, Vangara, Regidi, Santhakaviti, G Sigadam and Ponduru. The total length of each canal both RMC and LMC is 50 kilometres from the reservoir. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us The full water level is 65 meters but this year due to deficit rainfall, the water level as on Monday stood at 61.7 meters. Farmers of all the five mandals are in dilemma whether to start kharif works or not. “We are waiting for water from MRP this year and yet to start even paddy nursery works,” S Gopala Rao, P Annam Naidu, P Ramesh farmers of Regidi mandal said. “Every year we are receiving water from MRP by second week of July and expecting water, we had started works but this year situation turned pathetic due to scanty rainfall,” A Srinivasa Rao, P Thaviti Naidu, K Ramu, P Suryanarayana farmers of Santhakviti mandal stated. Also Read – Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao put on house arrest Advertise With Us “Not even a moderate rainfall reported in the last two months in our area which results in stall of kharif works,” M Rameshnaidu, M Ramana, K Rama Rao of Vangara mandal said. “At present, available water in the reservoir is not sufficient for kharif. If we release water, it will cover up to ten kilometres distance and the water exhaust in the reservoir by 10 days so that we stopped release of water and waiting for copious rains and good inflows,” stated MRP Executive Engineer K Pradeep Kumar to The Hans India. “The water level is not at all sufficient for kharif crops that too paddy crop replantation works which requires more water,” stated MRP Deputy Executive Engineer Narmada Patnaik.last_img read more

Vijay Amritraj Quits Kingfisher Airlines Board

first_imgFormer tennis star Vijay Amritraj resigned from the board of Kingfisher Airlines Ltd, effective from March 14.With this development, the company will be left with just four board members, including one independent director.”Vijay Amritraj has, because of increase in his travel schedule and commitments that will prevent him from attending any board meetings in 2012-13, resigned from the board of directors of the company,” Kingfisher Airlines said in a filing to the BSE Wednesday.Amritraj joined the Kingfisher board after the airline purchased low-cost carrier Air Deccan in 2007. He was previously with the Air Deccan board.Last year, Diwan Arun Nanda quit the board of the airlines, citing personal reasons. Currently, chairman Vijay Mallya, vice-chairman Subhash Gupte, president and chief financial officer A K Ravi Nedungadi and ICAI member Anil Kumar Ganguly are the remaining directors on the company’s board.According to the Wall Street Journal’s report, Kingfisher has revealed that it would cut some overseas flights in order to reduce costs. Meanwhile, in afternoon trade, Kingfisher shares were down 1.0 percent at 20.45 rupees after earlier rising as high as 21.30 rupees.Kingfisher is getting into deep trouble with each day passing, and with Amritraj resigning at this time, it is going to affect a lot to the stability of the crisis-ridden airline.Amritraj (57) played the role of an independent director on the board. The Padma Shri award winning former tennis player runs the Vijay Amritraj Foundation. Further, he is a designated United Nations Messenger of Peace and a recipient of the International Sportsman of the Year Award for the year 1987.He led India to Davis Cup finals in 1974 and 1987.last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 review Heartbreaking conclusion of the

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 6 promoGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 finally aired today and it featured the aftermath of the terror that was spread by Mad Queen Daenerys Targaryen. The episode featured some shocking moments but in the end, there were several previous theories or prophecies that were left untouched.Major Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6:The last episode of HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series started by showing Jon Snow, Ser Davos, and Tyrion Lannister walking through the aftermath of King’s Landing. Tyrion walks through what is left of the castle and sees several dead bodies. Under the dungeon, buried under the pile of crumbled wall, Tyrion finds the dead bodies of Cersei and Jaime Lannister, lying on top of each other.The survivors find Grey Worm and his Unsullied men as they have trapped Lannister soldiers only to kill them on Daenerys orders. In the front of the King’s Landing, we see Dany coming out from the hidden gateway as her dragonflies behind her— in a way it looks like that Dany has got wings of her own. We are then shown a powerful speech by Daenerys Targaryen and how she tells her armies that the war is not yet over and they have to free every man, woman, and children from the hands of tyrants as the world needs a better place. In her words, it feels clear that she is not worse than Cersei or any other Kings before her. All she wants is to wage war against anyone who thinks to go against her free will.Daenerys then turns to Tyrion and tells him that since he freed Jaime, he has committed treason. The imp tells her that she killed thousands of innocent people, and takes off the hands pin and throws it on the ground. The Mad Queen orders her army to imprison Tyrion for his crimes against the realm. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 leakGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Jon Snow then goes to see and her when she is about to sit on the Iron Throne for the first time. When Dany sees him, she walks towards him and tells him the story of the Iron Throne which her brother used to tell her when they were mere kids. In response to this, Jon tells her that she needs to stop doing whatever she is doing as she is hurting hundreds of innocent people. Jon pretends to understand her when she talks about peace. The couple passionately kisses for some time and when she lets her guard down, Jon stabs her into the gut.As the dead body of Daenerys Targaryen lies on the ground, her dragon, Drogon, comes and melts the Iron Throne and takes away her body to far off East.Grey Worm has Tyrion and Jon has his prisoners and we see that after a few weeks have passed, the Lords and Ladies of Westeros have finally arrived at the King’s Landing. The council is lead by Sansa Stark, who tells Grey Worm to release Jon Snow but he simply refuses. That is when Tyrion starts to speak and talks about Bran the Broken, and how he should be the one who should rule all the six kingdoms — Sansa makes it clear that the North will not bend the knee to anyone and would stay an independent kingdom. Following which, Bran the Broken hires Tyrion as his Hand. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Tyrion Lannister later tells Jon that his punishment is going back to the Wall and join the rest of the Night’s Watch. Grey Worm, on the other hand, does not bend the knee to Bran or Sansa for that matter and leaves with his troops and Dothraki army on ships to go free remaining Slave cities.We are then shown how Tyrion Lannister is leading the council. Jon Snow comes to say goodbyes to Sansa and Arya. The latter tells him that she is not going to the North as she plans to explore the West of Westeros because no one has ever been there.The final scene shows a closing montage as we see Arya going to a ship, Sansa ruling the Winterfell, and Jon finally deciding the leave the Night’s Watch and reunites with his friend Tormund and Ghost. As the theme music starts to play, we finally see the end of Game of Thrones.last_img read more