first_imgBig Ox Energy of South Sioux City has suspended production so it can make repairs that the company hopes will resolve ongoing discharge and odor issues.Spokesman Kevin Bradley says the partial shutdown of the renewable energy plant means it won’t be accepting truckloads of organic waste from customers for the next several weeks:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….Roth Industrial Park. ;18The company has been under criticism and has been sued by residents over odor issues.Bradley says the plant damage has occurred since Big Ox began operations in September 2016.He says the repairs will take weeks but will hopefully resolve the ongoing issues:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC… we get in. :13Earlier this month Nebraska Environmental officials cited Big Ox for failing to control emissions.The plant has been under scrutiny from the NDEQ and EPA since neighbors complained about the odors.Bradley says he hopes the company can bring an end to the ongoing problems and that they will find success and be a good neighbor and important part of the Siouxland community:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..were looking for. :22Big Ox Energy employs around 30 workers.Bradley says some will be involved in the repair process and others may be temporarily laid off during the production shutdown.last_img read more

India to host ISSF World Cup from March 15-26 2020

first_imgIndia to host ISSF World Cup from March 15-26 2020India has been hosting a series of world-class competition in recent times, including the World Cup Finals in all events last year.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 08:41 IST India’s medal winners at ISSF World Cup 2019 (@India_All Sports Photo)The capital will be hosting next year’s International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Combined World Cup from March 15-26.The dates were finalised after the ISSF’s approval Monday. The Combined World Cup involves events in rifle, pistol and shotgun.”It is to confirm that the ISSF Executive Committee approved the dates of the 2020 ISSF World Cup stages. We herewith confirm that the dates for the ISSF World Cup in Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun events to be held in New Delhi, India, are as following: 15 March 26 March 2020,” the sport’s global body wrote in a letter to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).It will be the season-opening World Cup for rifle and pistol shooters and the year’s second for those in a shotgun.Offering top-class competition, the event will provide the shooters with a good platform to prepare for next summer’s Tokyo Olympics.India has been hosting a series of world-class competition in recent times, including the World Cup Finals in all events last year.In February this year, India had hosted a World Cup, which offered Olympic quota places for Tokyo.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow ISSF World CupFollow New DelhiFollow new 1-month recordlast_img read more

Too many victim impact statements Sentencing delayed for Winnipeg teens killer

first_imgWINNIPEG – A sentencing hearing for a Winnipeg man who pleaded guilty to murdering a teenager and stuffing his body in a garbage bin has been delayed.The hearing for Nicholas Bell-Wright got underway Monday morning, but had to be adjourned to Jan. 22 because of a large number of victim impact statements.The Crown said 96 statements were submitted and legislation prevents lawyers from making a determination about which ones to include.The body of Cooper Nemeth was discovered in the bin a few days after he was last seen leaving a house party for his hockey team on Feb. 14, 2016.Investigators said at the time that they believed the teen was killed somewhere else and his body moved to the bin on private property — not far from where the party was held.Police also said they did not think there was any gang involvement, but that the killing was drug-related.On Monday, court heard concerns that the number of victim impact statements could have a disproportionate effect on the outcome of sentencing. The Crown told court it needs time to figure out how to proceed.Justice Glenn Joyal said he had never seen that many impact statements in a case. He also wondered why the issue wasn’t dealt with prior to the start of the hearing.“Victim impact statements are an important conciliatory part of the process,” Joyal told Court of Queen’s Bench.Bell-Wright’s lawyers told court they understand the Crown’s position and said that they, too, would need more than one day to review all of the victim impact statements.Nemeth’s mother, Gaylene, said outside court that she was willing to wait because she believes all of the submissions should be heard.The minimum sentence for second-degree murder is life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.A memorial for Nemeth after he was found attracted hundreds of people. It was organized by the Bear Clan patrol, a group of volunteers who walk Winnipeg’s streets at night to promote safety and provide support to the inner city.(CTV Winnipeg, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Timeline of events in the case of alleged Toronto serial killer Bruce

first_imgTORONTO – A timeline of key events in the case of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur based on information released by Toronto police:___September 2010 — Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, disappears from Toronto’s gay village.October 2012 — Majeed Kayhan, 58, of Toronto, is reported missing.November 2012 — Police launch Project Houston to investigate the disappearance of three men from Toronto’s gay village, including Navaratnam and Kayhan.April 2014 — Police close Project Houston, saying none of their findings would classify anyone as a suspect of a criminal offence.August 2015 — Soroush Mahmudi, 50, of Toronto, is reported missing.May 2016 – July 2017 — Police believe Dean Lisowick, 43 or 44, of no fixed address, was killed by McArthur during this time span.April 14, 2017 — Selim Esen, 44, is reported missing from the area of Toronto’s Yonge and Bloor streets.June 26, 2017 — Andrew Kinsman, 49, is reported missing from the area of Parliament and Winchester streets.August 2017 — Police launch Project Prism to investigate the disappearances of Esen and Kinsman.September 2017 — Project Prism officers identify Bruce McArthur “as someone to be included or excluded as being involved in the disappearance of Andrew Kinsman.”Dec. 8, 2017 — Police Chief Mark Saunders says the force will review its practices in missing persons investigations. He denies that there is evidence suggesting a serial killer is walking the streets of Toronto.Jan. 17, 2018 — Police uncover evidence suggesting McArthur was responsible for both Kinsman and Esen’s deaths, along with the deaths of other unidentified people.Jan. 18, 2018 — McArthur is arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Esen and Kinsman. Police say McArthur is believed to be responsible for other deaths.Jan. 19, 2018 — McArthur has his first court appearance.Jan. 29, 2018 — McArthur is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Mahmudi, Kayhan and Lisowick. Police call McArthur an alleged serial killer and say more victims may be identified.Feb. 8, 2018 — Police say they’ve recovered the remains of six people from planters at a house where McArthur worked as a landscaper, and say they expect to lay more charges.Feb. 13, 2018 — Police say excavation at the home’s backyard turned up no human remains, but suggest they may “revisit the scene” when the weather warms up.Feb. 23, 2018 — Police lay a sixth charge of first-degree murder against McArthur, identify Navaratnam as one of the alleged victims whose remains were found in the planters.last_img read more

UPDATE2 CRTC tweaks policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds to mixed

first_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement OTTAWA – In what it says is an effort to provide greater flexibility in the funding of Canadian programs, the CRTC has unveiled changes to its policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds (CIPFs).As part of the current funding system, the Commission mandates certain indirect financial contributions by BDUs to the creative sector through production funds, including the Canada Media Fund (CMF), which receives funding from both the mandated contributions of BDUs and the federal government.  A number of independent production funds, known as CIPFs, have also been certified by the CRTC to receive funding from BDUs and tangible benefits packages, when the Commission approves changes in the ownership and effective control of television programming services.The Commission said Thursday that he primary objective of this review is “to ensure that CIPFs contribute to the development of a robust Canadian production sector as it evolves in an increasingly multi-platform environment”.  The decision and policy framework revisions are available here and the revised policy will be effective September 1, 2016. Speaking on behalf of the country’s independent producers, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) threw its support behind the CRTC’s “modernization” of the framework for CIPFs.“The updated policy will allow producers more flexibility to innovate and develop diverse content for the full range of viewing platforms used by Canadian audiences today”, it said in a statement Friday.  “Our members also welcome the potential to access funding for development, promotion, and discovery, as this reflects the comprehensive role that producers play through the entire lifecycle of a project.”But the Writers Guild of Canada described the revisions as “an attack on Canadian creators”, taking particular issue with the decision to lower the Canadian certification points for CIPFs to fund a production.“This is hugely disappointing,” said WGC executive director Maureen Parker, in a statement on Monday.  “That the CRTC, a public authority charged with regulating Canadian broadcasting, would effectively denigrate Canadian showrunners and screenwriters and suggest our country’s creators cannot deliver international success is shocking. It’s also verifiably untrue.” Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Agadirs Atlas Kasbah Hotel Gets Worlds Responsible Tourism Award 2015

Rabat – Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge in Agadir has won the award for “Best Hotel for Local Sourcing” at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 in London.The Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge received the gold medal as the top hotel in the world for local sourcing at the Word Travel Market, the most prominent event for the travel industry in the world, which took place in the UK’s capital city, November 2-5, according to a report by Responsible Travel website.The category for “Best Hotel for Local Sourcing” is awarded in the hospitality industry to a hotel accommodation that excels in “sourcing their goods and services locally”.“From the décor to the desk-staff, the cleaning products to the cook, this category is for accommodations that draw inspiration, expertise and supplies from the local area, infusing everything they do with the uniqueness and authenticity of the destination,” the same source noted. Agadir’s Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge is the number one hotel in the world that sources its full operation from its local region providing their guests with an unforgettable experience native to Morocco’s historically rich Agadir.The gold medal winner, Atlas Kasbah, is a protected UNESCO World Heritage location in the High Atlas Mountains of Agadir, due to its emblematic “Argan tree” from which the prestigious and uniquely Moroccan argan oil is extracted.This Moroccan eco Kasbah was built in 2009 in the Argan Biosphere Reserve by husband and wife Hassan and Helene Aboutayeb, as a form of tribute to their Berber heritage and to support sustainability development.Its infrastructure maintains the look of an ancient Berber fortress, built to Kasbah’s historical specifications and traditional architecture. It consists of 11 hand-crafted bedrooms and is decorated in its entirety to reflect the traditions of the Berber people.The ecolodge’s staff is 100 percent locally sourced and guests can enjoy the many products handcrafted by Berber women who work at the Kasbah, as well as exquisite Moroccan cuisine made from scratch with local foods.The World Travel Market noted that “81 percent of the Atlas Kasbah’s revenues are spent within a 50-kilometer radius around the hotel”, making it a great source of income for the region.In a statement, the Regional Council of Tourism in Agadir Souss Massa (CRT) welcomed this distinction and stressed that “this year, in addition to coastal and local products, Agadir will be responsible to pull up the tourism industry.”The Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge was previously granted the international Green Key Ecolabel from King Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environment. It was also recognized one of six projects in the world by the International Network of Responsible Tourism in 2011 and awarded the ALM Ecology Trophy, according to the hotel’s official website.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

UN to host second meeting of Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders

21 May 2008The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders will meet at the official residence of the United Nations Envoy to Cyprus this Friday for the second round of talks aimed at reuniting the two communities on the Mediterranean island, it was announced today. UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters that the meeting will allow the leaders – Demetris Christofias (Greek Cypriot) and Mehmet Ali Talat (Turkish Cypriot) – to review progress in the process they launched in March aimed at reuniting the country’s communities. This will be their second formal meeting since Mr. Christofias’ election in February.The meeting will be held at the residence of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus, Tayé-Brook Zerihoun, in the UN Protected Area in Nicosia.Last month, substantive talks among six working groups began after an agreement between representatives of the two leaders was brokered by the UN.At the time, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe told the Security Council that he was optimistic that Cyprus could soon be reunified, but also cautioned that the upcoming negotiations between the two sides would not be easy. “I think the entire world would be delighted to see Cyprus move forward on its negotiation,” he told reporters after briefing the 15-member body. “We would like to see this settled as soon as possible.” read more

War affected still carrying shrapnel in body to be identified

Parliament was told that some people in the North and East still have shrapnel in their bodies from bombs which exploded during the war between the army and the LTTE. The Tamil National Alliance said that some youth had to travel to India to have the shrapnel removed at their own expense. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the Government is ready to gather information on such persons and offer assistance.He said that the Health Ministry and the Ministry of Rehabilitation will work together with the Tamil National Alliance to collect information on the war affected individuals and offer treatment even in India if required. (Colombo Gazette) A proposal has been made to identify war affected people still carrying shrapnel from a bomb in their bodies, seven years after the war ended.The proposal was made after the Tamil National Alliance raised the matter in Parliament today. read more

Ban encourages Israeli Palestinian sides to remain engaged in peace talks

“The purpose of the calls was to discuss the ongoing efforts to extend the negotiations towards a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, told reporters in New York. The two sides resumed negotiations last August following efforts by United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians had stalled in September 2010, after Israel refused to extend its freeze on settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory. In his conversations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday, the Secretary-General “strongly encouraged both sides to remain constructively engaged in the talks,” said Mr. Dujarric. “He expressed his hope that both leaders will seize the current opening created by US efforts to find a way forward to achieve the two-State solution.” read more

Football Personnel changes could lead to improved kickoff coverage

Ohio State freshman kicker Blake Haubeil (95) sends the ball down the field during the 2017 season opener vs Indiana. Ohio State won 49-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe opening kickoff of No. 6 Ohio State’s game against No. 7 Penn State resulted in a returned touchdown. The second was purposely kicked short and fair caught at Penn State’s 27-yard line. The third was returned to Ohio State’s 23-yard line by a linebacker.Penn State’s average starting field position off kickoffs against the Buckeyes was at the Nittany Lion 44-yard line. To put that in perspective, had Ohio State kicked the ball out of bounds every time, it would have been about 9 yards better than the average end result.So considering it would have been better for Ohio State to simply kick it out of bounds, it is understandable that head coach Urban Meyer has described his kickoff coverage as “a joke” and “comical.”That is why it should come as no surprise to learn that he wants to adjust the lineup are coming ahead of Saturday’s matchup against Iowa.“Oh yeah, we’re going to make some changes on personnel,” Meyer said on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference. “I just have to keep re-evaluating.”Typically, Meyer has used special teams as a way to break in some of the younger players on the team who have not had as much playing time. Five freshmen, two sophomores and three current or former walk-on seniors comprised the group that allowed Penn State running back Saquon Barkley to return the touchdown.Meyer said Monday he has turned to a lot of younger players and highly touted recruits on his roster in an effort to give them more playing time. He said those prospects often leave after their first year if they are dissatisfied with the playing time, and that by playing them on special teams he is giving them a chance to show they belong and make a case for early playing time. With a personnel change coming, the kickoff coverage will likely turn to more veteran players on the team. Though it could cut into the early development time for some of the younger players on the unit, the Buckeyes need to do what they can to ensure they shore up the kickoff coverage. They have already allowed two returned touchdowns this season and cannot afford to allow special teams blunders to determine their future.Sophomore wide receiver Austin Mack said he has been on kickoff coverage before and expects to return to that role later this season, given the current struggles of those currently out there.“More reliable people. People that’s going to get the job done,” Mack said Tuesday. “Because we can’t have what we had last game. So that’s something that we have to be serious about and make sure that we get done.”He is not the only leader on the team who hopes to step up and contribute in coverage. Redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley said he hasn’t played special teams since linebackers coach Bill Davis joined Ohio State’s staff in December 2016, but he would like to return to assist. He said Davis welcomes the idea of Worley potentially being used on kickoff coverage, even though when he was hired, he wanted to keep his starting middle linebacker on defense.And if Meyer has his way, Worley just might end up back on the unit, even if it means cutting into the playing time of those younger players.“During the special teams meeting today, [Meyer] made it clear that [there is] just going to have to be some guys that play a lot of football around here on offense and defense that may have to go into the game on special teams,” Worley said. “We have great young players. They have to play great, and we’ll see how that unfolds.”Worley said he might not be the only linebacker to contribute to the unit. Worley listed unior Jerome Baker and redshirt junior Dante Booker as two linebackers who could see more time on special teams. Improving the players tasked with stopping the return could be Meyer’s final chance at fixing the unit. Meyer said the team has attempted to adjust schemes and kick the ball in different directions. However, he said the team is limited in the adjustments it can make given the inability of his kickers to reach the end zone with their kicks. “I’d kick it out of the end zone every time,” Meyer said Monday. “We’re the only team in America that can’t kick it out of the end zone, even with the wind at our back.”How accurate that assessment might be — freshman kicker Blake Haubeil has six touchbacks in seven games this season — is all a moot point if Meyer is determined to pin opponents deep near their own end zone. But if Ohio State continues to struggle to kick the ball into coverage or can’t effectively cover the returns, its chances of achieving its end goal of a national championship will be greatly diminished. read more

Preacher Gives Us a More Serious Origin Story

first_imgStay on target 11 Forgotten Vertigo Comics That Would Make Awesome TV ShowsThe Greatest Romances in Comic Book History Preacher is typically a very fun show. It has funny, the well-written banter between the three main characters. It has goofy over-the-top violence, great music and a sense of style worthy of the comic book it’s based on. It can also get unexpectedly serious, and occasionally it can even pull those moments off. Last night’s episode was one of those times. After last week’s revelation that Tulip was married to Viktor, Jesse is in the darkest place we’ve seen him in for some time. He flies into a rage, and drags Viktor down to the torture room. All the while, Tulip is pleading with Jesse not to hurt Viktor. She was never in love with Viktor, and he never did anything wrong. She also tells him to remember what happened in Dallas. And that’s where we get our origin story.Not the origin story of how Jesse became The Preacher with The Word. We already saw that last season. This episode focused on how Tulip and Jesse’s relationship went sour, and how Jesse decided to become a Preacher in the first place. Even though this episode wasn’t as out-and-out fun as the show usually is, it was effective in other ways. It was full of well-shot moments of wordless storytelling. Yes, Preacher is capable of subtlety, and it can be pretty effective with it too. The flashback starts with Jesse and a pregnant Tulip on a mission. Back when they were together, they used to work different kinds of illegal jobs for a woman named Danny. During one such mission, they were fighting a man named Carlos. During the fight, Tulip lost the baby. They immediately stop taking jobs from Danny and settle into what passes for a normal life. Jesse works part time as a bartender, and Tulip is a real-estate agent assistant. For a few weeks.Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Paul Ben Victor as Viktor Kruglov (Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/AMC)This section is largely where the episode’s subtle storytelling moments come into play. Jesse has almost entirely lost his faith. He uses a bible to prop open the window while his neighbor smokes weed. Jesse is visibly annoyed that his friend keeps tearing pages out of the bible to roll with, but ignores it. At night, Tulip takes a pregnancy test, failing every time, and the two have rote passionless sex to try again. The cycle repeats faster and faster, and every time Jesse picks up a pregnancy test, he passes by a church. Slowly, you see him start to think about believing again. It starts with him turning the Bible upright in the window and soon, he prays with Tulip over the pregnancy test.John Wayne also figured heavily into the flashback. Jesse used to spend his days in front of the TV watching John Wayne movies. It was a nice reference to the comics, where Wayne often appears to Jesse to offer advice. Who knows whether the show will bring that part in, but this was a cool way to establish how important Wayne is to Jesse. That’s where his moral code comes from. The flashback scenes give us a satisfying answer to the question of what happened between Jesse and Tulip. Why are they exes? Why did Jesse become a preacher in the first place? As we learned last night, they weren’t happy. Jesse was drinking constantly, and Tulip lasted three weeks at her job before going back to working for Danny. Once Jesse found out about that (and that she’d secretly been taking birth control) he took his anger out on his stoner friend, beating him senseless. Jesse and Tulip all but stopped talking to one another. When Jesse learned his dad’s old church was empty (and in his name), he decided to move to Annville and become a Preacher.Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Paul Ben Victor as Viktor Kruglov (Photo Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)This episode really focused on Jesse’s dark side. We’ve seen him get violent in the past, but not many episodes have taken him this far. Not only does he beat up a friend when he’s angry at Tulip, the modern-day part of the episode is all about whether he’s going to kill Viktor. As we see in the flashback, Tulip married Viktor because he was nice to her and Jesse was an asshole. Even when he knows Tulip’s not in trouble, he still wants to kill Viktor. He’s mad at Tulip for lying and is taking his anger out on someone else. Jesse, for all his faith and preaching, isn’t a good person. He has a dangerous, violent side that he can’t always control.And having Cassidy around doesn’t help. This is the first time we really get to see how much of a problem Cassidy is going to be. He offers to help Tulip by talking Jesse out of killing Viktor. That turns out to be a lie. Once he gets to Viktor’s house, he does everything he can to convince Jesse to kill, even though Jesse knows it would end his relationship with Tulip. For her part, Tulip knows that’s exactly what Cassidy is going to try, but doesn’t see his machinations as a problem. Jesse, to his credit, doesn’t kill Viktor and cuts his harness instead. There’s a weak attempt at levity when Jesse tells Tulip he “took Viktor down,” and Jesse thinks he killed him. Even though we still don’t know whether Viktor’s alive at that point, the awkward phrasing allows us to see the joke coming a mile away. It’s not as funny as the show wants it to be. But hey, Jesse and Tulip are OK for now. Viktor signed the divorce papers and Tulip’s now-former stepdaughter still has her dad.Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy (Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/AMC)That doesn’t last very long. It turns out the Saint of Killers tracked The Word to Viktor’s house, killing him. He’s about to kill the step-daughter, but she offers to take him to the Preacher. Looks like the trio will finally have to deal with him next week.This episode wasn’t as funny or fun as the rest of the season has been so far, but it was a fine hour of television anyway. Even without the ridiculous violence, Preacher can still tell a good story. Last night’s episode had some of the best directing of the series. They were able to tell a more low-key, serious story and still make it feel like Preacher. I’m definitely looking forward to things picking back up for next week though. This was a nice breather, but too much of it would make the series feel too slow. Even as interesting as the episode was, there were still a few scenes that went on unnecessarily long. But now, with the Saint of Killers back, next week shouldn’t have that problem. Plus, Cassidy is still around. His plot may have been foiled this week, but he’s still going to try to mess things up for Tulip and Jesse. We’ll have to keep an eye on him as the series goes on.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

How to enjoy the sights and sounds of ComicCon without a badge

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Comic-Con 2018 FacebookTwitter July 18, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJust because you don’t have a badge for Comic-Con doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the comic fun that comes to San Diego.Several “activations” are being held all over San Diego, such as the Jack Ryan Experience. And best of all, anyone is free to go. Updated: 11:24 AM Sasha Foo, center_img Posted: July 18, 2018 Sasha Foo How to enjoy the sights and sounds of Comic-Con without a badgelast_img read more

Donaco appoints David Green to Board of Directors

first_img Donaco ready to reset after horror year sees losses widen in FY19 on Cambodia impairment charge It also comes just under a year since Green stepped down as Chairman of another Australian-listed Southeast Asian casino operator, Silver Heritage Group.In its filing, Donaco noted Green’s extensive experience all across Asia and specifically in Cambodia and Vietnam – the locations of is Star Vegas and Aristo operations respectively.A qualified lawyer and accountant, he is a former partner and director of the Gaming Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Macau) Limitada and has lived in Macau for more than 14 years, having worked with the Macau SAR Government in relation to the liberalization and regulation of the casino industry.Green also consulted to the Royal Government of Cambodia on the drafting of the proposed Law on the Management of Integrated Resorts and Commercial Gaming, which is currently being considered for adoption.An Australian citizen, he holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Melbourne, an MBA with Honours from IMD, Lausanne and a Commerce degree also from the University of Melbourne. He was admitted to legal practice in Australia in 1977, is a former Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (Australia), the Taxation Institute of Australia and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.His appointment comes at a time when Donaco finds itself embroiled in a bitter legal feud with the Thai vendors of Star Vegas in Cambodia, while former Managing Director and CEO Joey Lim is moving to prevent the sale of a sizeable stake in the company to a Hong Kong and Singapore-based investment firm. Lim’s employment was terminated by Donaco in March. RelatedPosts Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors Veteran gaming industry consultant David Green has joined the board of Donaco International Limited as an independent non-executive director.Donaco announced Green’s appointment in a filing with the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday as the company looks to add valuable experience following a turbulent 12 months. Ainsworth launches review of product development after Asia-Pacific struggles see FY19 decline Load Morelast_img read more

Bethel organizers prepare for the 2017 Camai Dance Festival

first_imgLinda Curda has been co-coordinating the Cama’i Festival for 25 years. She says they have a new group from Texas. “Danza Matachin Pavo Real group. That is a Mexican Indian dance group. We’re excited we have a Cree Indian group out of Canada.  Pamyua, we haven’t had them here for many, many years.”Along with the pioneering Alaska-Greenland band Pamyua, there will also be regional groups performing from places like Alukanuk, Chevak, and Mountain Village.Soon after the festival begins Friday evening, Cama’i will honor Raphael and Vivian Jimmy of Mountain Village as Living Treasures. Peter Atchek says the honor is a way for the community to say thank you to the cultural bearers who’ve kept Yup’ik dancing alive.“Raphael and Vivian represent the age that many of us didn’t see, during the time when Western civilization hadn’t come into our area yet, and they have retained a lot of what used to be the traditional type of dancing, and they practice that with their group now,” Atchek said. “And they carry on the tradition like it was before any interruption or touch from Western civilization or anywhere else in the world.”When honoring the Living Treasures, the community also remembers the Living Treasures who’ve been honored before them. Like last year’s David Boyscout of Chevak, who died last week of natural causes at the age of 93.Atchek also remembers Boyscout fondly.“Ever since I was a toddler, he was one of the drummers on the stage,” Atchek said. “Whenever we had Eskimo dancing, he was always there. He belonged to the Traditional Councils of the village. He was a true leader of our people.”The following day of the Festival, Saturday, a tradition is being revived after more than a decade— the Fur Fashion Show. Linda Curda got the idea after the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim University Campus started a fur parka sewing class, and students asked to share their work.“And I said, we can’t just share it, we have to create the Fur Fashion Show again,” Curda said. “So yes, it’s been since 2005.”Anyone wearing any fur or other traditional clothing can take part. Just show up at 5:30 Saturday night. “Go-time” is at 6 p.m. Curda calls the show a parade of history, tradition, and skill.Next up at 7:45 p.m. is Peter Atchek’s favorite moment of the weekend—the Heart of the Drums. When all the drummers at the festival climb to the top of the bleachers in the Bethel Regional High School gym, circling the audience, and begin to beat in unison.“It’s usually a very powerful time of Cama’i where everybody participates,” Atchek said.“I do believe that as the drum is beating and the song is being sung, that all of our hearts truly get in unison, and your bodies share with one another, and we all become the drum ourselves,” Curda said.”“We’ve had people come up to us afterwards and say I didn’t expect that,” Atchek said. “Some of them come with their daily challenges, and they’re heavy laden, and then say I no longer feel like that, I no longer feel heavy laden, some healing happened during the Heart of the Drums.”Also on Saturday are free dental screenings from the Yukon Kuskokwim Dental Clinic, a workshop on Yup’ik regalia, and the Native Foods Dinner. Help is needed for the meal. Throughout it all, they’ll be dancing– beginning Friday evening and stretching over three days of celebration, remembrance, and culture into Sunday night. Byron Nicholai sings and drums at the 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival in Bethel. (Photo by Laura Kraegel, KNOM – Nome)The 2017 Cama’i Dance Festival begins tomorrow at the Bethel Regional High School. The weekend-long cultural celebration marks the largest annual gathering of Alaska Native dance in the world.Listen nowPeter Atchek has been helping organize Cama’i for more than a decade.“This year’s theme is Nunaniryuum Nalliini, meaning during The Time of Joy,” Atchek said. “It is the opposite of mourning. Cama’i is a celebration.”Atchek then recited in Yup’ik: “There’s a lot going on during Cama’i. It’s not only about dance. We have a lot of fun, and we’re going to do that this year.”last_img read more

De De Pyaar De movie review Partially silly but never ceases to

first_imgDe De Pyaar De movie review.Twitter Rating De De Pyaar Decenter_img Romantic comedies are always a delight to watch, of course only if well-made, and De De Pyaar De is no exception. Despite being silly at various parts, it has a good balance of humour, romance and emotion.STORYLINEAshish (Ajay Devgn), a rich 50-year-old man who is separated from his wife Manjana (Tabu), accidentally comes across a gorgeous 26-year-old girl Aisha (Rakul Preet Singh) in London. Despite their massive age gap and difference in personalities, the two feel attracted to each other.Their attraction soon turns into love, and the duo starts living together. Although a lot of issues bother Asish and Aisha about their future, they finally decide to settle down together. However, Ashish wants to once introduce Aisha to his estranged wife and his family that includes his two children, who are almost of Aisha’s age, and his parents in India.This is where a massive drama starts as Ashish, who is not at all welcome to his own home by his family, finds himself in an extremely awkward situation between his estranged wife and girlfriend. De De Pyaar De stillYouTube ScreenshotPERFORMANCESAlthough De De Pyaar De is a romantic comedy, the film has a number of emotionally heavy scenes, which all the three lead actors pulled off really well. Ajay always suits best to play roles that require him to appear as a mature man with swag, and this film presents him in the same way. He portrays his character’s desire to start a new life and also the mental agony he suffers in the hands of his family nicely enough.Rakul Preet Singh is undoubtedly the life of the film. Apart from her sizzling avatar, Rakul’s jovial and loud character in De De Pyaar De is a delight to watch. De De Pyaar De stillYouTube ScreenshotNonetheless, it is Tabu who is the most impactful in this film. She as a mature, responsible woman shines in every frame. Especially, the scene where she breaks down after supporting her onscreen ex-husband’s affair showcases Tabu’s acting skills to perfection.The supporting cast of Alok Nath, Jimmy Shergill, Javed Jaffrey, Inayat Sood and others too did their part well. De De Pyaar De stillYouTube ScreenshotPOSITIVESDe De Pyaar De has a good dose of light humour, coupled with romance and emotional outburst in between. It is a well-directed film that showcases an unorthodox love story, taking good care of various other emotions. Bickering between Rakul and Tabu’s characters is highly entertaining. All the songs are good to hear. The film is high in terms of performances too. De De Pyaar De stillYouTube ScreenshotNEGATIVESThe only drawback of De De Pyaar De is it gets too silly at certain points. The scene showing Manjana tying Rakhi on Ashish’s hands is rather unnecessary and inappropriate. There are a few other mindless incidents in the film, which can be pardoned considering it to be a rom-com. De De Pyaar De stillYouTube ScreenshotVERDICTOverall, despite being flawed at certain parts, De De Pyaar De is a good entertainer that dwells with various emotions and never makes you yawn.last_img read more

Keyboards That Dont Hurt

first_img Register Now » 3 min read Typing that doesn’t cripple starts with proper keyboard placement. Hands should rest easily an inch or so above your lap, just above the keyboard, with wrists and elbows properly supported. Usually, that requires all sorts of pricey add-on technology (like drop-down keyboard holders), adjustable chairs and an office large enough to make all this possible. But Microsoft had a better idea: a light, inexpensive wireless keyboard that rests right on your lap and naturally provides the proper waist-level wrist and elbow position. The Microsoft Arc weighs less than half a pound and allows users stress-free typing on everything from a comfy chair to any desk. An included micro USB connector connects the keyboard to your computer. Although it lacks some functions for serious data entry–the single direction arrow key can be an enormous pain, for example–the Arc is hard not to like for basic typing.Smartfish ErgoMotion($149.95) ErgoMotion Keyboard This story appears in the January 2011 issue of . Subscribe » Microsoft Arc($59.95) ErgoMotion Keyboard December 21, 2010center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. It has come to this: a keyboard that thinks for you. In December, Englewood, N.J.-based Smartfish Technologies began shipping what it claims is the world’s first intelligent keyboard, the ErgoMotion. It features a patented motion sensing system that–get ready for this–captures your typing habits and then gradually changes its keyboard angle to match your hand and wrist position. No kidding. This thing slowly spreads or narrows the distance between the groups of keys below the right or left hands until they match your personal typing style. For a reasonable price, you get a high-quality, comfortable keyboard with a smooth key feel, overall good looks and nice layout. Without question, the ErgoMotion is the most interesting idea in peripherals since the invention of the wireless keyboard. Optimus Maximus Keyboard($2,400) Microsoft Arc Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Yes, that really does say $2,400 for a keyboard. But for absolute, best-there-is typing, the Optimus is it. Not only is the keyboard, made by Art. Lebedev Studio in Russia, probably the highest-quality one we have ever used, it also really is helpful for entering data by hand into a computer: Why? Every key is customizable. That means any stress problem–from your middle finger aching from hitting the “E” key too many times to your shoulder hurting from the sequences required for dropping too many photos into a blog–can be easily alleviated. Changing the position of the key is a simple but impressive solution. Plus, the keyboard is built with well-made parts that can be cleaned and replaced. For serious data entry or heavy design work, the Optimus Maximus handily makes an argument for its hefty price tag.last_img read more

Update Disgraceful state of public toilets at police station

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Auctioncom Names New VP of Industry Relations

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