first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement This had to be Billy Campbell’s career plan all along, right?Back when he started out as a young American actor, he had to know that someday he would be representing Canada at the International Emmy Awards®.Campbell laughed hard and replied, “Well, I have to admit, I had little hope in my breast of representing anything at that point. But this nomination is awfully gratifying, because as I tell anyone who will listen, I am spiritually Canadian. Advertisement “So I’m just super happy not only that we made a decent show but that it is Canadian and that it is representing Canada favourably.”The show in question, of course, is CTV’s CARDINAL. Campbell, who plays lead character John Cardinal, has been nominated for an International Emmy in the “Best Performance by an Actor” category. The ceremony is Monday, Nov. 19 in New York.“Thank you, it was entirely unexpected,” said Campbell, responding to congratulations while on the phone from Norway, which is where he now makes his home. “In fact I had no idea that there was even such an animal as an International Emmy. Until, actually, Lars Mikkelsen, with whom I’m nominated, sent me a text to let me know. And then he offered to play hoops for it.”So, did Campbell take Mikkelsen up on the basketball challenge?“No, I told him that was rather disingenuous, because he’s better than me at hoops … and acting,” Campbell said.Honouring television that’s being made outside the United States, the International Emmys have been around since 1973, making this year’s edition the 46th annual. In previous decades the field might have been somewhat sparse, but that certainly isn’t the case these days, with so much great TV emerging from all over the world.“Oh yeah, that’s for sure,” Campbell agreed. “I can only imagine what kind of difficulty it is for them to choose. I don’t think I’d want that job.”There are four nominees in the “Best Performance by an Actor” category, including Campbell and Mikkelsen, who is nominated for a show from Denmark called Herrens Veje (Ride Upon the Storm). The other two nominees are Julio Andrade in Um Contra Todos (One Against All) from Brazil, and Tolga Sarita? in Soz (The Oath) from Turkey.“I’m honoured to be nominated, especially amongst such distinguished company, particularly my friend Lars Mikkelsen, who is as much an inspiration as he is a friend,” Campbell said.“I don’t know if you know, but Lars Mikkelsen is the older brother of Mads Mikkelsen, who has had more international success (including the lead role in the TV series Hannibal, which was filmed in Toronto). But Lars is widely considered in Scandinavia, especially in Denmark, as the finest actor of his generation. His little brother Mads has sort of jumped the gun internationally, but Lars is hot on his tail in that regard now.”Campbell said he isn’t really sure what the ceremony and festivities are going to be like at the International Emmys.“I have not a clue, and I’m missing some of the events in the days leading up to it, due to a family commitment,” he said. “But in addition to the ceremony, I also plan to get together with some family that I haven’t seen in a long time. My aunt lives close to New York, and her son, my cousin, and so forth. And I’m hoping my sister will come up to New York and be there for a day or two when I’m there.”In addition to his own extended family, Campbell also will be thinking about his CARDINAL family as he represents Canada at the International Emmys.As he put it, “I’m excited about this for a host of reasons, not the least of which is, hopefully it’s really gratifying for everybody who works on the show.”Keep waving that maple leaf, Billy.An all-new season of CARDINAL is set to stream on CTV in 2019By BILL HARRIS – @billharris_tv Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Natural Resources committee meeting today to talk about pipeline decision

first_img(The existing Trans Mountain pipeline crosses a river in Chilliwack, B.C., near Cheam First Nation. Lucy Scholey/APTN)The Canadian PressFederal MPs on the natural resources committee will meet this afternoon for an emergency session to discuss last week’s game-changing court decision to tear up federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The meeting comes at the request of the three Conservatives and one New Democrat MP who sit on the committee.A federal court last week ruled consultation with Indigenous communities was not robust enough for the approval to be valid.The court also said the National Energy Board hadn’t properly considered the impact of an increase in oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia that will result from an expanded pipeline.The same day, Kinder Morgan shareholders voted to approve the sale of the existing pipeline and other assets to the federal government for $4.5 billion.Conservative natural resources critic Shannon Stubbs says the government needs to explain whether it took into account the risk this court decision would come down as it did when deciding the only way to get the pipeline built in the presence of investor jitters was to nationalize it.“It is a crucial question,” Stubbs said Monday afternoon, as she got off a plane to Ottawa to attend Tuesday’s meeting.She is hoping the committee will issue calls for both Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Finance Minister Bill Morneau to appear before it to explain how everything went so wrong and what their plan is now to fix it, but it’s unlikely any of those questions will be answered Tuesday.It’s not clear yet whether Canada intends to appeal the decision or will instead endeavour to complete the consultations and considerations the court said were lacking.The Trans Mountain pipeline carries crude oil and some refined products between Alberta and the B.C. coast. Kinder Morgan applied to build a second pipeline parallel to the first that will triple the capacity, and Canada’s hope is much of that oil would end up in Asian markets.Canada’s reliance on the United States for its oil exports decreases the price Canada can get for its oil, an amount Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself says amounts to a $15 billion loss each year.Ninety-nine per cent of Canada’s oil exports go to the United States.last_img read more

Erdogan Opens Istanbul Airport Set to be Worlds Biggest

By Mohammed HikalAlthough it was launched Monday, until it becomes fully operational in January, “Istanbul Airport,” as it is called, will only serve a limited number of domestic flights and international flights to Azerbaijan and Cyprus, according to Turkish Airlines.The airport is expected to eventually handle 90 million passengers each year. The former transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, had previously claimed that the new airport would receive all flights coming into and out of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport within 48 hours of its opening on Monday.In 10 years, Turkey plans to expand Istanbul Airport to approximately 19,000 acres with six runways, serving 200 million travelers by 2029, which would make it the world’s busiest airport.“With the operation of Istanbul Airport, European airspace will have to be restructured,” Erdogan said at the opening ceremony.Until a metro starts operating in two years’ time, a network of buses and other public transport will help passengers move to and from the city.“With this airport we aim to bring the world closer together with a major hub at the intersection of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East,” Kadri Samsunlu, head of the 5-company consortium Istanbul Grand Airport, told the Independent newspaper. “Our challenge is to be the biggest and the best.”The airport has received a lot of criticism over poor working conditions and the rush to meet Erdogan’s deadlines. According to the Ministry of Labor, 27 construction workers have died since the launch of the project in 2015. Turkey has also detained hundreds of protesting workers.“The airport has become a cemetery,” Nihat Demir, the head of a construction workers’ union, told the Associated Press. The Dev-Yapi-Is union calculated at least 37 construction deaths and “claimed more than 100 dead remain unidentified,” according to the Independent.However, the minister of labor denied the allegations and said the deaths were due to health problems and traffic accidents. read more

UN team finalizing report on bombing in Afghanistan UN spokesman says

An initial report of the 1 July incident had been leaked to the press, but the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, believed that some matters presented as fact were not adequately documented, spokesman Fred Eckhard said at a press briefing. The UN Assistance Mission (UNAMA) was working on a revised document and was expected to comment on the matter on Tuesday. While declining to comment on the substance of the revised report until it is issued, Mr. Eckhard stressed that Mr. Brahimi did not want to change the objective facts of the team’s work but to substantiate them. The “quick preliminary report” had been produced after UNAMA dispatched a fact-finding team, including local authorities, to the affected area to assess humanitarian needs. The report dealt with the situation on the ground and an estimate of the requirements for humanitarian assistance to villages affected by the 1 July bombing. “The short preliminary report contained some figures regarding the level of casualties that were not fully documented and judgments that were not sufficiently substantiated,” a spokesman with the Mission in Kabul said, adding that a comprehensive report was being finalized that would provide a more detailed and accurate picture of the circumstances and consequences of the bombing. While the findings appeared to indicate that the humanitarian and reconstruction requirements would be modest, the Mission emphasized the need to ensure that “the protection of civilian lives becomes a primary concern in the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan.” read more

Agricultural cooperatives can help end global hunger says UN food agency

Speaking at a week-long meeting of the World Cooperatives Congress in Manchester, England, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, told gathered delegates that cooperatives can help small- and medium-scale farmers and fishermen add value to their production and gain access to wider markets. “Cooperatives follow core values and principles that are critical to doing business in an equitable manner, that seeks to empower and benefits its members and the community it is inserted in,” said Mr. Graziano da Silva. “This is especially relevant in poor rural communities, where joining forces is central to promoting sustainable local development,” he added. Mr. Graziano da Silva stated that in a world that produces enough food for all and despite gains in the fight against hunger, it was “unacceptable” that close to 870 million people continue to suffer from chronic malnutrition. He further stated that greater cooperativization would help reduce hunger and poverty across poor rural communities. “Whether you are in the UK, Brazil, Kenya, Thailand, or Nepal, cooperatives help to generate employment, boost national economies and reduce poverty,” he noted. “This, in turn, helps to improve food security.” The FAO chief emphasized that his agency was committed to fostering the growth of agricultural cooperatives around the world and hinted at the appointment of special ambassadors for cooperatives to promote the issue, as well as develop approaches, guidelines, methodologies and training tools on organizational development and policy. Moreover, he called on those gathered to contribute to the global plan of action expected to emerge from events held in honour of the International Year of Cooperatives – a year-long celebration currently being observed in 2012. read more

Former Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton signs with AFLs LA KISS

Former quarterback Kenny Guiton throws the ball during Ohio State’s Pro Day March 7 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternAfter serving as a backup quarterback at Ohio State for four seasons, Kenny Guiton has found a new football home.The 6-foot-3, 208-pound passer has been assigned to the LA KISS — named after the iconic rock group of the same title — of the Arena Football League, according to a press release Tuesday evening.The start of an AFL career for Guiton comes after a short stint with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL, who invited Guiton to their rookie mini-camp in Buffalo in May before signing rookie wideout Caleb Holley of East Central University, leaving no room for Guiton on the roster.At OSU, Guiton completed 89 of his 134 career pass attempts for 893 yards and 16 touchdowns. In his final season, Guiton was named a team captain and started in two games for the Buckeyes, leading OSU to a 52-34 win over California in his first ever start and compiling a school-record six touchdown passes against Florida A&M in his second start.Guiton graduated from OSU in December 2013 with a degree in family resource management and family studies.Following the 2014 Orange Bowl, his final game in an OSU uniform, Guiton played in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, a showcase for college seniors looking to enter the NFL ranks, but threw just four passes in the contest, completing only one of those throws for nine yards.There has been no announcement as to when Guiton is set to don an LA KISS uniform, as the team is currently in the middle of the 2014 AFL season with its next game set for June 9 against the San Jose Sabercats.The KISS currently stand at 2-8 on the season and are riding a seven-game losing streak following a 2-1 start. read more

Field Hockey Goalkeeper Liz Tamburro serves as Ohio States leader on and

Ohio State senior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro saves a shot during the Buckeyes’ 1-0 loss to Michigan on Sept. 22. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State’s field hockey team has faced some tough times during the past few years, but the leadership of senior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro has helped the team endure and overcome the difficulties.From finishing 0-7 in Big Ten play in 2014 to the disappointing early elimination in the Big Ten tournament to end the 2015 season and a rough 2016 season culminating in a coaching change, the Buckeyes’ senior class has experienced much turmoil. “We got together in preseason this year as a senior class and we were like, ‘We want to set the standard for years to come. We have an opportunity to redefine what OSU field hockey means,’” Tamburro said. “And that really meant a lot to us. And looking back at past years we’ve had some ups and downs, but now we can set the tone for the rest of OSU field hockey for years to come.”A lot has changed since Tamburro entered Ohio State as a wide-eyed freshman. Several players have transferred in and out of the program and a new head coach was hired, but one constant has been Tamburro in the cage. Growing up as one of six kids in a small ranch in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Tamburro said she was nervous to live in a new city and be on her own for the first time — nearly seven hours from home.Tamburro is now a four-year starter and two-year captain, but did not expect either of those roles when she first came to Columbus. Due to the returning starter at goalkeeper becoming ineligible, she was named starter as a freshman. Two years later, the small-town Pennsylvanian was voted to be a captain by her teammates as a junior.“Last year came as a surprise to me that my teammates saw something in me — a leadership role and as someone who can set the example and they follow,” Tamburro said. “I don’t really think I’m a natural leader; I think I kind of lead by example.”She said removing the fear of putting herself out there was the biggest step to becoming a better leader.“I feel like as a captain, that’s something that I’ve learned — sometimes you just have to say what needs to be said — and people may not like you because of it, but that’s what you have to do.”Tamburro has certainly gained the respect of her peers. The coaches have taken notice of her ability to lead, as well.“She’s one of the best leaders I’ve ever coached and I’ve coached some great players in my time,” head coach Jarred Martin said. “I think she loves this team more than anything.”Tamburro credits her coaches for giving guidance and helping make her into the person she is today. She said assistant coach Homero Pardi has helped her all four years and Martin significantly aided her in his first year as head coach. She also has developed a special bond with assistant coach and goalie coach Kate Lipton. Lipton spends countless hours helping Tamburro work on both her skills as a goalkeeper and the mental aspects behind protecting the net as the last line of defense.“I think she’s the type of leader who will walk the walk,” Lipton said. “She’ll set high expectations, but she’ll also be one the hardest working people out there — she really shows by example.”Tamburro prides herself on constantly working to improve and her teammates have followed her lead. She and her teammates have enjoyed their best season in their time at Ohio State. The team’s 9-8 record might not jump off the page, but the team has defeated three opponents — No. 9 Louisville, No. 11 Stanford and No. 18 Rutgers — which were ranked at the time of the matchups.A big part of the team’s success has been the play of Tamburro, who has recorded career bests in shutouts (4) and goals against average (1.42), good for third and fourth in the Big Ten, respectively. Tamburro’s impact stretches beyond the field of play fellow four-year starter and forward Maddy Humphrey said. “Ever since day one, she’s been supportive and loving to me,” Humphrey said. “And as a person, she’s amazing. Teammate, amazing. Friend, amazing. I’ve had some hard times and she’s always that girl that’s there for you, and she’s there for everyone on the team no matter what.”Senior back Maartje Bongers said Tamburro has helped her immensely since she came to Ohio State from the Netherlands two years ago. Bongers said she also cherishes the lifelong bond between herself and Tamburro.“She’s like my personal taxi driver because I don’t have a car, so she drives me everywhere,” Bongers said. “She helps me; she’s one of my best friends on the team. She’s really important to me and to the team.”Tamburro is like a goalkeeper when praised for her achievements, deflecting the credit to her teammates and coaches. But as someone who has spent the past few years working with Tamburro, Lipton said the team reaps great benefits from having her in goal.“Liz is a great goalkeeper with an outstanding work ethic and her leadership and drive have played a big role in the team’s success,” Lipton said. “And I just feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to work with her these past three years; it’s really been a pleasure.” read more

Duke of Edinburgh to face no further action over Sandringham crash after

The Duke is understood to have given a written statement to police investigating the January 17 incident and officers are considering whether there is enough evidence to charge him with careless driving. The letter sent to Emma Fairweather from the DUke of Edinburgh The Duke’s personal apology to women in crashThe Duke of Edinburgh personally wrote to the two women injured in the car crash he was involved in on the Sandringham estate to say he was “deeply sorry,” reports Victoria Ward.The 97-year-old wrote to Ellie Townsend, the driver of the Kia Carens that collided with his Land Rover as he pulled out of a sideroad, and her passenger, Emma Fairweather.It followed mounting criticism of the way both Buckingham Palace and the police handled the fallout from the crash. The Duke was pictured back at the wheel without a seatbelt just two days later, which was deemed “insensitive and inconsiderate” to the victims.In his letter , dated January 21, to Ms Fairweather, the Duke admitted he had “failed to see the car coming” and blamed the bright winter sun that was low in the sky.He wished her a “speedy recovery from a very distressing experience” and said he felt “very contrite about the consequences.”He admitted he was left “somewhat shaken” after the accident, which resulted in him having to be pulled through the sunroof of his vehicle after it flipped onto its side, and explained that he had been advised to return to Sandringham House by a police officer shortly after the collision. Ms Townsend. the 28-year-old driver of the car, is understood to have been left shaken by the experience after fearing for her nine-month-old baby son who was in the back seat. The letter sent to Emma Fairweather from the DUke of EdinburghCredit:Steve Bainbridge Buckingham Palace announced that the 97-year-old duke voluntarily surrendered his driving licence after “careful consideration”.It came almost a month after he was involved in a crash on a crossroads near the Queen’s Norfolk estate in which his Land Rover was overturned.The collision left the female passenger of a Kia Carens with a broken wrist, while a female driver and nine-month-old baby boy escaped unharmed from their smoke-filled car.Norfolk Police had been investigating the crash for three weeks, interviewing witnesses to decide whether it was in the public interest to bring about a prosecution. On Saturday the force said it had sent the file onto the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).At the time of the crash, legal experts said that if he surrendered his licence, the Duke would not be required to appear in court. It is a marked change of heart from the Duke’s original reaction to the crash, which saw him take delivery of a replacement Land Rover the day after the crash and drive it out on the roads around Sandringham without a seatbelt.The accident, on January 17, saw the Duke pulled out of his car through the sunroof after it “tumbled” across the A149 and ended on its side. The Duke of Edinburgh will face no further action over the car crash near the Sandringham Estate that resulted in a woman breaking her wrist.Prince Philip surrendered his licence voluntarily on Saturday, which helped inform prosecutors’ decision on whether or not to pursue the incident through the courts. The Crown Prosecution Service took into account the Duke’s age as well as the fact he surrendered his driving licence before concluding that it was “not in the public interest to prosecute”.  Talking of the collision on the A149 at Sandringham, Chris Long, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS East of England, said: “The CPS has carefully reviewed material submitted by the police in relation to a traffic collision on the A149 on 17 January this year.”We took into account all of the circumstances in this case, including the level of culpability, the age of the driver and the surrender of the driving licence.”We have decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute.”All those involved in the collision have been informed and provided with a full explanation in writing.”A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “The Duke of Edinburgh respects the  decision taken by the Crown Prosecution Service.” Prince Philip surrenders his licenceThe Duke of Edinburgh gave up driving as police passed their file on his crash near the Sandringham estate to prosecutors, reports Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness. Emma Fairweather, who was injured in a car crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh In his letter he wrote: “I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads.”I have been across that crossing any number of times and I know very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road.”It was a bright sunny day and at about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash.”In other words, the sun was shining low over the main road. In normal conditions I would have no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction, but I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming.”The note, thought to have been hand delivered and seen by the Sunday Mirror, was signed “Yours sincerely, Philip.”He also sent similarly “personal letters” to the passersby who helped pull him to safety from the wreckage. Ms Fairweather, 46, who broke her wrist in the January 17 accident, had previously criticised the Duke for driving his replacement Land Rover on public roads so soon after the accident and complained that she had received no personal communication from him.But she said she was “chuffed” with the letter and described it as the act of “human kindness” that she had wanted. Emma Fairweather, who was injured in a car crash involving the Duke of EdinburghCredit:PA 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. read more

Moving heavy items Hamilton builds 45 t capacity caster

first_imgAmerican supplier Hamilton Caster is well known for making heavy duty industrial casters  – and now, one of the biggest.  Hamilton recently designed and built the Colossus: four 45,000-kg capacity casters requested by a federal contractor.  Fully assembled, each caster is 1.32 m high and weighs more than 3,600 kg. Together, they represent Hamilton’s highest payload capacity ever: 180 t. Hamilton produced a behind the scenes video showing just how it was built. “Everything about this job was colossal,” said Ralph Stampfli, Hamilton Caster’s truck team leader. “From the springs to the ball bearings. We even had to use a 30-t crane, 6,000-lb forklift and 3/8th-inch chain just to move it out of our factory.”Each Colossus caster was designed with a spring-loaded suspension system to absorb shock.  The swivel construction consisted of 813 and 457 mm diameter raceways flame hardened to 55-60 HRC with a total of (96) 38 mm diameter bearing balls.   Each caster also featured an eight position swivel lock for directional control, a huge 178 mm diameter oscillating axle to accommodate uneven surfaces, and a foot-operated braking system.  The massive payload required 914 mm diameter by 508 mm wide extreme duty press-on tyres with 114 mm diameter tapered roller bearings.   Hamilton’s Cart and Trailer division designed and fabricated the integrated towing system weighing over 2,040 kg for the two front casters.“This is what Hamilton Caster does,” said Dustin Manz of Service Caster Corp, the distributor that sold the casters. “They are the best out there as far as custom products go, and we needed that on this project. They really came through in a big way.”“We’re very proud of Colossus,” said Mark Lippert, Vice President of marketing. “It embodies everything Hamilton stands for: innovation, durability, precise engineering.last_img read more

HUNGARY Pick Szeged 9 of 9

handballHungaryPick Szeged In round 9 of the Hungarian League Pick Szeged achieved their 9th victory this time against Gyöngyös, however it was a much more difficult one than previously anticipated. The guests immediately took the initiative and quickly reached a 3-goal lead (3rd minute 1-4). The goals kept on coming from both sides until the 10th minute when Ilyés equalized for Pick (7-7). Goals by Zubai, Kekezovic and Larholm changed the result in Pick’s favour (14th minute 10-7) but the home team were unable to widen the gap further. Acceptable performance in attack (especially by Larholm and Zubai) but very poor defending on the part of Pick resulted in a huge amount of goals by the end of the first half (19-16).After 12 minutes into the second half it seemed that Pick would win the match easily and the spectators could just lean back and enjoy the show. Highly effective play by Mindegia (both goals and assists) put the difference to 9 goals (42th minute 27-18). But it only took the guests five minutes to ruin the day: 4 quick goals put them back into the match (47th minute 28-23). Pick’s defense was still not working well and as a result they conceived the highest number of goals this season. Luckily for the home team Kekezovic and Mindegia were always there to score so the victory was never in any real danger. But in two weeks’ time Pick Szeged need to do much better, especially in defense when they face arch rivals Veszprém.Pick Szeged-Gyöngyös 36:30 (19:16)Best scorers: Larholm 8, Zubai-Mindegia 5 / Frey 8, Varsandán 5Text: Péter Butty ← Previous Story Patrik Groetzki stays at Rhen Neckar Lowen! Next Story → 600th WIN FOR BARCA IN ASOBAL: Pascual’s guys ready for Paris! read more

Shatter Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident

first_imgJUSTICE MINISTER Alan Shatter has admitted it was a mistake to mention Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí for using a mobile phone while driving – but launched a vigorous defence of his record in office.Speaking as the Dáil begins two evenings of debate on a motion of no confidence in his position, Shatter spent considerable time outlining his achievements in office – pausing only briefly to mention the recent furore over Mick Wallace and Shatter’s own encounter with Gardaí.“Do I think it was a mistake to mention the incident surrounding Deputy Wallace?” Shatter asked himself, before answering: “Of course I do.”Continuing by asking whether he would act similarly again, he affirmed: “No, I wouldn’t.”Shatter commented that the focus on his own encounter with Gardaí, at a mandatory checkpoint in 2009, was “extraordinary” – and criticised those who had not focussed on how someone who could not complete a breathalyser test, as he could not because of asthma, had not committed any offence. I can be accused of being a workaholic, nobody can ever accuse me of abusing alcohol or driving over the permitted limit.Shatter opened his speech by saying the government had stabilised the banking system and property markets, ensured industrial peace, introduced new mechanisms to help those in chronic debt, and had brought Ireland close to financial independence“It’s a privilege to be a member of a government that has achieved so much,” he said, commenting that the only real value to Fianna Fáil’s motion of no confidence was that it gave him an opportunity to outline his progress in his brief to date.Addressing Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins, who tabled the motion, Shatter said:Deputy Collins should consider where the Garda force should be today, with an annual budget of €90 million less in the Garda budget, which is where we would have been under Fianna Fáil’s 2010 plan.Among the achievement Shatter mentioned during his time was the holding of the first ever pay talks with representatives from the Gardaí, the prison service and the Defence Forces, as part of the talks on the Haddington Road pay agreement.“Being in office just for its own sake holds no particular value for me. What I value… is the opportunity to implement reforms, many of which are long overdue,” he said.“I want to say this: I have a serious job to do, in each of the briefs that I am very privileged to be exercising. It is a great privilege and something I do not take for granted.”Collins had opened the debate by saying Shatter had the “most toxic” relationship with Gardaí of any justice minister, saying the motion was the culmination of a series of actions on Shatter’s part.They included allowing banks to have a veto on the insolvency regime, a total breakdown of relationships between the government and the judiciary, falling Garda morale, and reducing the numbers of Gardaí.Read: Kenny: ‘The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn’t’last_img read more

2K Games release Bioshock Infinite Handyman video

first_img2K Games is continuing the slow trickle of information regarding what we can expect to find in BioShock Infinite. And the video released today gives us some insight into how the team is working to really shake things up with different enemy units.This video is all about a character known as the Handyman. He’s encased in a metal suit with an exposed heart and cut up face, while the back story as to why he’s like like that is meant to be quite sad, apparently. But it’s his abilities in-game that has me excited.As well as being a formidable foe due to his size and massize ceramic fists, he can appear from distance very quickly due to his ability to jump long distances (think The Hulk). That makes him a constant threat you may hear arrive before you actually see him.Interestingly, even other enemy units are scared of him. That’s not because he means them harm, but he will search them out and actively use them against the player. For example, he may pick up a smaller enemy and throw them at the player causing an immediate threat to you. In so doing you have two threats to worry about while he’s around: the Handyman trying to grab or hit you himself, as well as the units he launches directly at you while moving in closer for an attack.I expect there’s going to be more than a few memorable set pieces involving this character throughout the game, which sees a release on October 16.last_img read more

Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses

first_img Mar 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 44 Comments Share74 Tweet Email1 Brooke said that Clúid sometimes encounters community opposition or ‘nimbyism’ (not in my back yard) when locals hear of a social housing development being built in their area.“However our experience indicates that initial resistance from local residents largely dissipates once the new development is completed and occupied,” he said.He also pointed out that stigma in social housing was far from universal, and that many social housing tenants identified with their areas and felt a strong sense of pride in their communities.“That being said, it is clear that where people feel stigmatised through living in social housing, the effects of this can be acute and have a significant impact on their lives,” he said.The report – Changing Perceptions; Stigma and Social Housing in Ireland – also found that negative media coverage played a prominent role in perpetuating and intensifying stigmatisation.It also identified a number of ways in which stigma could be tackled.These include providing social housing in mixed tenure developments alongside private accommodation; building proper community amenities into areas with social housing; and organising large-scale public events and media campaigns to shine a better light on areas.The full report can be accessed through Cluid’s websiteRead: There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodationRead: FactCheck: How many new social housing units did the government provide last year? 16,183 Views Report finds people living in social housing change accents and falsify addresses to avoid stigma A new report assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland. Some people have preconceived negative views about social housing tenants, who are depicted as work-shy, exploiting the benefits system, living rent free, and likely to engage in anti-social behaviour. Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 6:10 AM Short URL Image: Image: PEOPLE IN SOCIAL housing are stigmatised in Irish society and more needs to be done to tackle the issue, according to a new report.A report by Clúid Housing to be launched this morning assesses the scale and impact of stigma on social housing in Ireland and outlines a number of responses that can be taken.Research for the report was based on examining relevant studies around the topic. There was also a focus on three case study estates in Dublin with high levels of social housing – Ballymun, Fatima Mansions and Clarion Quay.Through interviews with community workers and both private rented and social housing tenants in the area the report established the level of perceived stigma and how it was addressed.Methods to combat stigma by social housing tenants included falsifying their address (in Ballymun) and not letting people know they were living in social housing.Other methods of battling stigma ranged from people changing their accent while talking to others to defending the neighbourhood’s reputation.“There is no doubt that stigma is a feature of Irish social housing today,” said Simon Brooke, head of policy with Clúid. By Cormac Fitzgerald Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sitdown Sunday How to change your life by doing nothing

first_img Sunday 21 Apr 2019, 9:00 AM Share Tweet Email 19,906 Views Apr 21st 2019, 9:01 AM No Comments By Aoife Barry Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Change your life by doing nothingArtist and writer Jenny Odell has a new book out that advocates we should just do nothing. Sounds good to me. (The Ringer, approx 28 mins reading time) Image: Shutterstock/BlurryMe Image: Shutterstock/BlurryMe 4. Guantánamo’s darkest secretMohamedou Salahi spent over 14 years in Guantánamo Bay, and was repeatedly tortured.(New Yorker, approx 98 mins reading time)As a result of Salahi’s coöperation, his private cell was now stocked with what the government referred to as “comfort items.” After the pillow came soap, towels, a prayer cap, and prayer beads—by the time Steve Wood arrived, Salahi also had books, a television, a PlayStation, and an old laptop, on which he killed time playing chess and watching DVDs. Eventually, Salahi would be allowed access to a small patch of soil outside his trailer, where he tended sunflowers, basil, sage, parsley, and cilantro.5. Is there a serial killer in Chicago?This piece details the fears that there may be a serial killer targeting black women in Chicago.(Block Club Chicago, approx 7 mins reading time)The majority of the murder victims were black women, with the oldest 58 and the youngest 18, according to the Murder Accountability Project. Their bodies have been found throughout the city but mostly on the South and West sides, largely in abandoned buildings or outside in alleys, garbage cans and vacant lots.6. Selfie deaths are an epidemicCareful taking that selfie… 259 people have died between 2011 and 2017 taking selfies. (Outside, approx 18 mins reading time)Termed “killfies” by some social media researchers, these accidental deaths have involved social media personalities and, of course, adventurers. Canadian rapper Jon James McMurray perished last October after crawling out onto the wing of a Cessna while filming a music video. Last October also witnessed the much-publicized deaths of travel bloggers Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath, who apparently fell while taking a selfie at Yosemite’s Taft Point, a popular rock outcrop with an 800-foot drop.…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…Back in 2013, Matthew Power interviewed urban explorers, who visit off-limits sites in the cover of darkness.(GQ, approx mins reading time)They had pried open the blast doors of the Burlington bunker, a disused 35-acre subterranean Cold War-era complex that was to house the British government in the event of nuclear Armageddon. The London crew’s objective, as much as any of them could agree on one, was to rediscover, re-appropriate, and reimagine the urban landscape in what is perhaps the most highly surveilled and tightly controlled city on earth.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday> Sitdown Sunday: How to change your life by doing… nothing Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. Short URL Inside its pages readers won’t find a treatise on lethargy or a call to throw up a middle finger and say peace out to the rest of society. Instead, she describes the negative impact that the constant messaging promoting productivity and progress has done to our outlook on life. She recounts what can be learned from people who previously tried to opt out from society’s expectations of what a valuable existence looks like—from the back-to-the-land communities of the 1960s to Diogenes of Sinope, an ancient Greek philosopher with a proto-Dadaist sense of humor who gave up all possessions except for a stick and an old cloak. 2. How to identify a bodyRichard Shepherd is a forensic psychologist. Here’s what his career has taught him.(The Guardian, approx 24 mins reading time)My interest in death began when I was just a boy. One of my childhood friends was the son of a GP. When we were about 13, my friend “borrowed” one of his father’s medical books from the shelves at home and brought it to school. It was Simpson’s Forensic Medicine (Third Edition) by Prof Keith Simpson; a small, tatty, red book which promised nothing on the outside. But inside, it was full of pictures of dead people. In fact, mostly murdered people. They were strangled, electrocuted, hanged, knifed, shot, asphyxiated. No hideous fate could escape Prof Simpson.3. How to raise an intersex childStephani and Eric Lohman tell the story of their child Rosie, who is intersex, and how they are raising them.(CNN, approx 24 mins reading time)The next few days were filled with extensive tests and examinations until the doctors were finally able to make a diagnosis. Rosie had two X chromosomes, and so was considered to be female, they said, but she had salt-wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a severe form of a condition called CAH for short. People with CAH are missing an enzyme that the adrenal glands need to produce cortisol. Rosie’s body is unable to retain enough sodium.last_img read more

Simeone is unsatisfied with Atletico despite the victory

first_imgAtletico’s boss Diego Simeone, was happy with the result against Monaco but not with the performance in the last 20 minutes of the match.Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is feeling uncertain this season with the squad he has, the results they are giving him like the one against Monaco this Wednesday are not enough in his view to get to the final.The Colchoneros were able to dominate Thierry Henry’s French club during the majority of the match at the Metropolitano, but the Argentine manager is aware of how weak Monaco currently is and he considers that this victory should’ve been a lot more scandalous than it actually was.The early goal from Koke gave them the chance to manage the remaining 88 minutes left in the match, then a clinical finish from Antoine Griezmann before half an hour had passed was the one that sealed the victory for the Spanish club against a lifeless Thierry Henry side.The French manager’s job is starting to get questioned with results like this one, but he already mentioned that this game was more a learning experience than an actual attempt to get three points from the venue where the Champions League final will be played next year.👌Z E N👌#AúpaAtleti #AtletiASM #UCL— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 28, 2018Simeone was precisely questioned about this final that the Atletico Madrid stadium is set to host, the Argentine manager does feel pressure when anybody asks him about it and it only reminds him that his players are not ready for that stage of the competition yet.“It was very good until the 70th minute and they we lacked energy, while the opponent got better,” analyzed Simeone when asked about the match via Marca.“With the introduction of [Radamel] Falcao, he gave them more experience and the freedom they had from losing 2-0 meant they could play more freely.”“I don’t think about that much because it’s far away. It wouldn’t do us any good to analyze and think about and get excited about that.”“Reality is what matters. We’ve been putting together a very good Champions League campaign and will be in the last 16 again. We needed to qualify.”“Since the Champions League started we have been clear about our plan as a result of what happened last year.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Apart from the Borussia Dortmund game, where we became disorganized at the end, we’ve been having a very good campaign,” he added.📡 🗞 | PRESS CONFERENCE🎙 @Simeone analyses the #AtletiASM game. Find out what he had to say here!➡ #AúpaAtleti— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 28, 2018With the next round ticket already secured, Atletico Madrid still doesn’t have the top spot secured as Borussia Dortmund salvaged a point against Club Brugge and left the definition of this group for the final matches in December.The German sensations have to travel to Monaco, whereas Atletico Madrid will do the same against the Belgian squad and they will need a victory to secure that top spot.But the main concern for Diego Simeone is not longer if he will get that position, all he worries about now is about improving the squad’s level of performance because there are some squads that are currently playing better than they are.The ultimate goal is to obviously reach the final at the Metropolitano by the end of the season, but Simeone will remain faithful to his philosophy of always taking it one game at a time.For now, the Colchoneros’ next objective is the trip to Girona on the weekend.🌛🌃 Sweet dreams, #AtléticosAroundTheWorld!🇪🇺 Another European win, another step… And we are through to the last 16! 💪 🙌 Thank you for your support, Atleti Family! 🔴⚪🔴#AúpaAtleti #UCL— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) November 28, 2018What aspects does Atletico Madrid need to improve in order to reach the Champions League final at the Metropolitano this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Gene identified that prevents protein deposits associated with Alzheimers

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 16, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — UC San Diego and Scripps Research Institute scientists announced Wednesday they have identified a gene that prevents harmful protein deposits, or “aggregates,” associated with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.Typically, the information transfer from gene to protein is carefully controlled, or biologically “proofread” and corrected. Abnormal aggregates can occur when cells fail to transmit proper genetic info to proteins, however, according to the researchers, who identified a gene called “Ankrd16” that rescues specific neurons — called Purkinje cells — that die when proofreading fails.Without normal levels of Ankrd16, the nerve cells incorrectly activate an amino acid called serine that is then improperly incorporated into proteins that cause aggregation.“Simplified, you may think of Ankrd16 as acting like a sponge or a `fail-safe’ that captures incorrectly activated serine and prevents this amino acid from being improperly incorporated into proteins, which is particularly helpful when the ability of nerve cells to proofread and correct mistakes declines,” said UCSD professor Susan Ackerman, the university’s Stephen W. Kuffler Chair in Biology.Ackerman worked with UCSD colleague Markus Terrey, Scripps Research Institute scientists Paul Schimmel and My-Nuong Vo and other researchers on the Ankrd16 discovery. Their findings are published in Wednesday’s issue of the journal Nature.Researchers describe Ankrd16 as “a new layer of the machinery essential for preventing severe pathologies that arise from defects in proofreading.”In lab tests, elevating Ankrd16 levels protected Purkinje cells from dying, while removing Ankrd16 from other neurons in mice with a proofreading deficiency caused widespread buildup of abnormal proteins and ultimately neuronal death.Few modifier genes of disease mutations such as Ankrd16 have been identified, according to the researchers. They said a modifier-based mechanism for understanding the underlying pathology of neurodegenerative diseases may be a promising route to understand how they develop. May 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Gene identified that prevents protein deposits associated with Alzheimer’s KUSI Newsroom, last_img

Jewish community observes Yom Kippur

first_img(WSVN) – Yom Kippur, the holiest time of the year for the Jewish Faith, begins at sundown.The “Day of Atonement” is observed with 25 hours of no eating or drinking. Observers pray as a means to repent for the sins of the past year and to ask for forgiveness.The fast is broken with a festive meal Saturday at sundown.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Dan Shay Pistol Annies And More In 2019 CMA Fest Lineup

first_img News GRAMMY winners include Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, and Keith UrbanPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 5, 2019 – 12:34 pm 61st GRAMMY Awards winners Dan + Shay and Pistol Annies are among the artists heading for Nashville on June 6–9 for 2019 CMA Fest. The array of emerging talent on the Budweiser Forever Country stage and Chevy Riverfront Stage demonstrate country’s vitality. Nissan Stadium hosts better-known acts including GRAMMY winners Miranda Lambert (also in Pistol Annies), Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.Previously nominated artists coming to Nissan Stadium include Ashley Monroe, who performs in Pistol Annies with Lambert and Angaleena Presley, as well as Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, and Thomas Rhett. Also appearing are Kane Brown, Luke Bryan and Old Dominion. Dan + Shay, Pistol Annies In 2019 CMA Fest Lineup dan-shay-pistol-annies-and-more-2019-cma-fest-lineup Twitter Facebook Dan + Shay, Pistol Annies And More In 2019 CMA Fest Lineup Email The Country Music Association’s CMA Foundation and its supported music programs benefit from ticket sales, available at the CMA Fest website. Some four-day passes to Nissan Stadium are still available.Country Radio Plays Soar For Kacey Musgraves After GRAMMY WinsRead morelast_img read more

UPS will start using Toyotas zeroemission hydrogen semi trucks

first_img Comment Toyota 1 Trucks Fuel Cell Cars Electric Cars More about 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuecenter_img Share your voice Review • 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Sip with subtlety More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageIt’ll be a weird (but welcome) future when semi trucks zip around town silently.  Toyota Toyota’s Project Portal, which brings its zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell tech to commercial trucks, has been graduating through various stages since the pilot program kicked off in 2017. Now, it’s ready to put some of these trucks to work with other companies.Toyota announced this week that it has entered the next stage of Project Portal. The automaker has unveiled the latest version of its hydrogen fuel-cell semi truck, which was developed jointly with truck manufacturer Kenworth. This next step will see 10 examples of this truck being used for several companies’ drayage operations in the Los Angeles area. This latest swath of zero-emission trucks is expected to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2019.Like previous iterations of Project Portal, the latest trucks rely on a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, which takes compressed hydrogen gas and converts it to electricity, with the only byproduct being potable water. The fuel stacks, which are borrowed from the Mirai hydrogen car, combine with a battery to provide a range north of 300 miles. While that might not seem like all that much for a semi, it’s important to note that drayage involves moving goods over short distances — Toyota says this range is about twice the average distance a truck of this kind can expect to travel in a single day.These 10 trucks will be split between a few different companies. Four will end up with Toyota Logistics Services, which will help move Toyota products around ports in LA and Long Beach. Three will go to UPS, two will end up with Total Transportation Services and one will be in the hands of Southern Counties Express. Toyota plans to further green up its logistics with more zero-emission tractors and forklifts, which are already in service. Shell has promised to add two large-capacity fueling stations in California that will combine with three current stations to offer even more places to fill up.As much as we like to place the focus for zero-emission tech in passenger cars, logistics comprises a large chunk of emissions itself. With more than 43,000 diesel trucks in ports across the US, there’s plenty of room to clean things up. Project Portal is just the start, too — Toyota aims to completely eliminate carbon-dioxide emissions at its Port of Long Beach facility by ImageWhether it’s hauling cars, packages or something else, Toyota and Kenworth’s trucks will do it while emitting nothing more than water. Toyota 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Preview • 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid first drive: 53 MPG made simplelast_img read more