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Trudeau to launch Liberal election campaign in Vancouver just like in 2015

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first_imgSpeaking to reporters earlier today outside Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Trudeau said starting the Liberal campaign in B.C. felt right in 2015 and feels right again in 2019.He says his decision to launch from Vancouver four years ago instead of Ottawa was criticized by some as a terrible mistake — but that his party eventually showed that campaigns happen across the country.Trudeau also capped off his 2015 campaign with a rally in North Vancouver, an area where his mother grew up and that his grandfather, James Sinclair, represented for 18 years as a Liberal MP.The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is kicking off his election campaign in his second home of British Columbia, just like he did in 2015.Four years ago, Trudeau was on a plane headed for Vancouver when then-prime minister Stephen Harper asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament.Trudeau will headline another West Coast campaign launch this evening in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, a seat held by the New Democrats for over a decade.last_img read more

Security Council panel adds four names to list of AlQaida operatives under

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The United Nations Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against Al-Qaida and Taliban operatives has added four names to its extensive list of those subject to the measures.The new list now includes Moroccan-born Mounir El Motassadeq, who is currently on trial in Hamburg, Germany, and Ramzi Mohamed Abdullah Binalshibh, who goes by several aliases and is now in custody in the United States.Two individuals currently subject to an international arrest warrant issued by Germany were also added to the list: Said Bahaji, born in Germany, and Zakarya Essabar, a Moroccan citizen.The Security Council originally adopted the measures in response to the indictment of Usama bin Laden for the 1998 terrorist bombings of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam, and later tightened. They require States to freeze financial resources, including funds derived or generated by any undertaking owned or controlled by the Taliban, and to ensure that they are not used by the group.Countries are also obliged to freeze funds and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden and his associates in the Al-Qaida organization, and to prevent their entry or transit through the State’s territory. In addition, nations must prevent the supply, sale and transfer of all arms and materiel – along with any form of military training – to the named individuals and entities. read more

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Groups to AER no new steaming at CNRL bitumen leak site until

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CALGARY – Twenty-one groups are calling on Alberta’s energy watchdog to reject another application by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to resume steaming near the site of a months-long bitumen spill.The coalition — made up mostly of environmental groups from both inside and outside Alberta — made its plea in an open letter to the Alberta Energy Regulator.“The AER must reject CNRL’s application for resteaming to ensure that no more damage is done to this area,” the groups wrote.“No new steaming activity should occur on CNRL’s Primrose property, including Primrose East and South, until the AER has completed its investigation into these blowouts. The AER must determine the root cause of these blowouts and must identify solutions to ensure events of a similar nature do not reoccur.”The groups note some of the locations where CNRL wants to steam are less than 500 metres away from active spill sites.“The AER needs to send a strong message to CNRL that protecting the environment and preventing future disasters comes before increasing one company’s profit margin,” said Jesse Cardinal, with Keepers of the Athabasca.“People throughout Alberta and around the world are watching this decision. It’s time the AER does the right thing and turns it down.”Last Friday, the AER told CNRL it would deny its application to steam at a different location in a “restricted zone” — imposed by the AER last spring when an emulsion of bitumen and water was found to be oozing to the surface.As of Friday, more than 1,800 people have signed a petition demanding the AER deny CNRL’s requests and investigate the safety of the extraction technique the company uses at Primrose.AER spokesman Bob Curran said the regulator does not track petitions as part of its formal process, but does receive them on occasion.“As part of our formal process, any party is free to submit a statement of concern to us regarding an application,” he said.Calgary-based CNRL said last week it had finished cleaning up three of four spill sites, with the last set to be completed before the ground thaws.It said it would aim to resume steaming at Primrose this month or next. Company president Steve Laut said the steam would be pumped at pressures so low that it would be “impossible” for there to be problems.He reiterated CNRL’s view that the Primrose issues are “solvable” and that faulty wellbores are to blame. So far, the regulator has not come to the same conclusion. Following a similar event in 2009, it flagged geologic weaknesses as a potential cause.At Primrose, Canadian Natural pumps steam underground and allows it to soak into the reservoir before drawing the crude to the surface, a process known as high-pressure cyclic steam stimulation, or HPCSS.Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2014 10:35 am MDT Groups to AER: no new steaming at CNRL bitumen leak site until probe complete AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Addressing Great Lakes meeting Ban renews condemnation of armed groups in DR

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his condemnation of military operations by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the suffering they cause for civilians, in a message to a summit of the regional grouping of Great Lakes nations of Africa.In a statement delivered to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), its third recent meeting to focus on security in the DRC, the UN chief called for an immediate end to the operations of the band known as the 23 March Movement (M23) and other armed groups, as well as any external support provided to them.“I remain deeply concerned about the security and humanitarian conditions in eastern DRC, resulting from the activities of the 23 March mutineers, as well as other national and foreign armed groups,” Mr. Ban said in the message, which was delivered on his behalf by Abou Moussa, his Special Representative and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA). The eastern DRC – particularly its provinces of North Kivu and South Kivu – has been plagued by violence over the past few months. One of the key actors is the M23, made up of renegade soldiers from the DRC’s national army.The M23 has clashed with national army troops, which have been supported by peacekeepers from the UN Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), and has caused massive displacement of local residents, in addition to raising concerns about the region’s stability.On the humanitarian front, the fighting has uprooted nearly half a million people over the past months, including more than 226,000 people in North Kivu province, 200,000 in South Kivu province, and more than 57,000 who have fled to neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda. The M23’s activities have led to previous condemnation from Secretary-General Ban and the Security Council.“The worsening security and humanitarian conditions continue to pose a threat to stability in the wider Great Lakes region,” Mr. Ban said in his message.Noting a lull in military activities by the M23 in North Kivu since July, he stressed that the situation remains very fragile, and he called for the group’s “immediate and complete cessation of all destabilizing activities.” “I once again condemn the violence and serious human rights violations committed by the M23, as well as other armed groups, against civilians, which need to be thoroughly investigated by relevant institutions and the perpetrators held accountable,” he said. The UN chief said he looked fort further progress in the development of a roadmap of initiatives to address the situation in eastern DRC and look forward to the outcomes, pledging the readiness of the United Nations to provide appropriate support in cooperation with the African Union and regional and international partners.In his call for an end to the external support reportedly received by the armed groups, Mr. Ban stressed that military deterrence alone will not resolve the current crisis. “I strongly encourage continued and strengthened high-level dialogue at the bilateral and regional level aimed at finding a durable solution including through addressing the underlying causes of the conflict,” he said.The Secretary-General also signalled his intention to reinforce regional efforts find a peaceful resolution to the crisis in eastern DRC by convening, on 27 September in New York, a high-level meeting on the situation in eastern DRC in the margins of the General Assembly,. In preparation for that meeting, he said, the head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, will visit the region from 9 to 15 September, and he looked forward to cooperation with ICGLR Member States and international partners. read more

Ohio State mens soccer beats rival Michigan in 1st round of Big

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Michigan senior midfielder Tyler Anderson (23) dribbles as OSU senior midfielder Yianni Sarris (6) pursues during a Nov. 9 match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 1-0. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFor the second time in five days, the Ohio State men’s soccer team bested its rival, this time to keep its season alive.OSU (9-6-4, 5-3-0) returned home to defeat Michigan (6-9-3, 3-3-2) in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten tournament, 1-0, on Sunday.The victory came less than a week after the Buckeyes beat Michigan, 2-1, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to close the regular season.“I think we were just all really focused and really hungry to defend our home turf, and beat Michigan again twice in five days, obviously that was a really difficult task, but we embraced it and we ran with that,” redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov added.For the second consecutive game against the Wolverines, it was sophomore forward Danny Jensen who opened the scoring in the first half. The sophomore directed a header in front of the box off a high feed from senior midfielder Max Moller and deposited it into the corner of the net.“We knew exactly what they had, on the counter that they know exactly what we had,” Jensen said.The goal was Jensen’s fifth of the year, including his fourth in OSU’s last five games. However, Jensen said he is not the one responsible for the recent success.“My teammates are putting me in the right positions,” he said. “I’m not really doing too much. I just have to be in the right positions by moving a few yards, and they’re putting the ball on my head, on my foot.”Michigan appeared to tie the game with a header that got past Ivanov late in the first half, but the equalizer was waved off because of an offsides call.As a result, the first half came to a close with the Buckeyes holding a 1-0 lead. Michigan led in shots at the half, however, 5-3.But OSU turned that trend around to begin the latter half. In the first 30 minutes of the second half, the Buckeyes only allowed Michigan to get two shots off as they played a defensive, conservative style.“It was crucial that we kept focus and maintained our lead, and I think everyone just did really well to stay on the same page,” Ivanov said.Despite Michigan’s desperate search for the equalizer, the Buckeyes’ defense held strong, controlling possession for much of the second half and holding Michigan to only one shot on goal.“It was a great shutout today more than anything,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “We talked about at halftime, if we defended well, then we’ve already got the game won. If you don’t let them score, we won the game already, and I think that mindset helped.”It was the second-consecutive chippy game between the rivals. After 20 fouls were whistled in Wednesday’s contest, 37 were assessed Sunday – including two yellow cards in the final minute.“It’s an important game, they’re fighting for their season, we’re fighting for their season. It’s a rivalry, too,” Ivanov said about the number of fouls. “It’s always tough playing against Michigan, it’s pretty physical and demanding on the body.” Ivanov’s shutout was his seventh of the season and 15th of his collegiate career.Shortly after the game, Indiana defeated Northwestern in a penalty kick shootout to advance to the semifinals to meet the Buckeyes. OSU fell to Indiana on Oct. 12, 2-1.In College Park, Md., No. 1-seeded Maryland defeated Rutgers, 2-0, to earn the right to host the semifinals and championship as the highest remaining seed.Of the three other teams remaining in the tournament, OSU is 1-2-0 this season, allowing a combined five goals.However, Jensen said it would not be easy for future opponents to score many goals against the late-season iteration of the OSU defense.“Any team that is going to have to beat us, they’re going to have to score some great goals or we’re going to have to get unlucky, because we’re playing really well right now,” he said.OSU is set to travel to College Park, Md., to take on sixth-seeded Indiana in the semifinals Friday. That game is scheduled to kick off at 3:40 p.m. read more

What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance

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first_imgClick here to see a larger version.NEW FIGURES FROM the Department of Social Protection reveal where the highest concentrations of people in receipt of rent allowance are.This payment can be paid to people in private accommodation but who cannot afford to pay their rent from their own resources.Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton describes it as a “short-term income support to assist with reasonable accommodation costs”.The Government has set aside €344 million this year for the payment.As of the end of May 2014, 76,237 people were receiving this payment.Dublin comes out on top with 2.23% of the population in receipt of rent allowance.Wexford is second with 2.01%, or 2,920 people.The remaining counties in the top five are Carlow (1.99%/1088), Louth (1.92%/2316), and Kildare (1.83%/3842).The lowest were Cavan (0.58%/424), Monaghan (0.62%/375), and Sligo (0.74%/485).The figures were provided by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin in a parliamentary question.Last month it was revealed that landlords are banned from accepting rent allowance in Ballymun, Co Dublin, to “attain a good social mix”.The ban on accepting rent supplement was lobbied for by locals as part of the area’s regeneration, the Department said in a statement.Read: Rent allowance banned in Ballymun to “attain a good social mix” >last_img read more

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Apple TV now streams MLB NBA games

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first_imgApple has just issued an update to its Internet-connected set-top box, opening up a few new features including connectivity with the official websites of the MLB and NBA.Subscribers to MLB.tv and NBA League Pass can now watch live games directly from their Apple TV. Those without a subscription can also still tap into the new functionality, with live streaming scores pushed through the service. Subscriptions cost $20 – $30 per month.The update also allows third-party apps to stream through AirPlay, allowing numerous iPhone and iPad apps to now be beamed directly from an iPhone or iPad to the TV.The update can be applied by going to the General Settings tab in the Apple TV interface and selecting “Update Software.”Via MTVlast_img

Nintendo Switch Kills the Vita as Indie Handheld of Choice

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first_imgWow that’s a lot of games, a lot of games to thankfully pad out the Switch’s shifting, limited launch lineup and current lack of Virtual Console. While some are roguelikes others are Game of the Year contenders. Nintendo promises weekly eShop “Nindie” releases. Last year Nintendo made it much easier for indie developers to work with its platforms. While we did see some prominent indie games come to Wii U, the Switch looks like it will be absolutely stuffed with quality indie games thanks to this initiative.Until now, handheld indie games were enough to keep some folks interested in the PlayStation Vita despite its lack of support from Sony. Take all of those games and add first party Nintendo hits like Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, and Smash Bros., and suddenly the Switch sounds that much more appealing. It may not get every huge Western AAA game like Mass Effect or Red Dead, and not everyone may care about every indie game, but looking at this list, anyone who says the Nintendo Switch is getting no games just isn’t paying attention.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target This week is PAX West, the original Seattle gaming show where players of all types gather to socialize, attend panels, and play cool new games from eager publishers and developers. So it only seemed appropriate that today Nintendo revealed the next round of independent games coming to their hit console/handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch later this year and early next.We got the latest updates on huge indie sequels like Super Meat Boy Forever, Kentucky Route Zero Act V from Annapurna, the Shovel Knight King Knight expansion, and the follow-up to Suda 51’s punk rock gaming masterpiece No More Heroes called Travis Strikes Again.But since these are indie games we also saw smaller gems like break-dance cartoon Floor Kids, quaint sports RPG Golf Story, bulbous shooter Morphie’s Law, Play NYC hit Next Up Hero, and Game of the Year contender Battle Chef Brigade.It’s better if you just see Nintendo’s upcoming indie offerings for yourself. Check it out!Of course, this is all on top of the indie support Nintendo already announced for Switch earlier this year. Many of those games have since come out, and we’ve written about them as part of our ongoing Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda coverage, but some big ones are still on the way. So if you’re interested in even more Switch indie goodness keep reading.There are so many announcements so quickly it’s hard to keep up. So here’s just a fat, but still incomplete, list of 2017 Switch indie games. Some are even exclusives, timed exclusives, console exclusives, or support exclusive Switch features like HD Rumble.Steamworld Dig 2 (Summer)Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment/Treasure Trove (March 3)Fast RMX (March 3)Has-Been Heroes (March)Yooka-LayleeOvercooked!Tumbleseed (Spring)The Escapists 2Ultimate Chicken HorseRedoutGonnerDandaraKingdom Two CrownsRunner 3Blaster Master Zero (March 9)Flipping DeathGraceful Explosion Machine (April)Mr. Shifty (April)Shakedown Hawaii ((April)Pocket Rumble (March)WargrooveThumperStardew Valley with multiplayer (Summer)Snake Pass (March 29)Binding of Isaac (March)Hollow KnightBattle Chef BrigadeCelesteJackbox Party Pack 3Rime (May)Mutant MuddsIttle Dew 21001 SpikesHuman resource Machine (March 3)World of Goo (March 3)Little Inferno (March 3)Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s TrapCave StoryTowerfall AscensionToeJam & Earl: Back in the GrooveEnter the GungeonDuck GameOceanhornTerrariacenter_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President last_img read more

Couple back in court, face more allegations

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first_imgA Vancouver couple already accused in a daylong, violent crime spree against random people on Oct. 9 were once again in court Friday to face a new allegation.Daniel Perez Rodriguez, 24, and Ashley L. Griffin, 19, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree robbery.The two were in court last month after allegedly attacking two moms at the play area at Vancouver Mall, and following a man home and assaulting him in the Fourth Plain Village neighborhood.They also appeared the day prior with a third co-defendant, Matthew L. Smith, 35, of Vancouver, in an alleged robbery and assault of a woman near Vancouver Lake Regional Park. And Perez Rodriguez is accused of approaching a man near the Walgreens in Uptown Village and assaulting and robbing him, according to court documents.In the newest allegation, Clark County sheriff’s deputies were called about 10:15 p.m. Oct. 9 to an apartment in the 1800 block of Northeast 104th Loop to take a report of a robbery that had occurred in the previous half hour. Deputies met with the victim, Kevin Weddle, nearby, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Weddle said he was walking home from work, south on Northeast Highway 99, and was on his iPad when a man walked toward him. He closed his iPad, he said, as the man approached and yelled, “Give me all your (explicit)!” Weddle said the man, who was wearing a black mask and hooded sweatshirt, pointed a black air pistol at him, the affidavit states.last_img read more

Spalleti Spanish sides think faster than Italian teams

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first_imgInter Coach Luciano Spalletti believes Spanish sides move the ball quicker and think faster than Italian teams after slumping to a 2-0 defeat in Camp Nou.Spalleti reserved words of praise for his Spanish counterparts for thinking outside the box after following their loss at Barcelona on Wednesday night.“I think there is a difference with the Spanish sides, as they move the ball quicker, they think faster, are more reactive when a situation changes; you have to look beyond what you can see,” Spalletti told Football Espana after the game.“If we can’t get past their initial pressure and take control of the gap left behind, clearly it becomes very difficult. We didn’t pass the ball properly, we were unable to elude their pressing and were always under pressure.“In the first half, the idea we gave was of being pathetic and put under pressure.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“That’s what disappoints me the most, as we fought so hard to get here and I expected us to have the same attitude in the biggest game, but instead we weren’t courageous in our passing when we got it back, we never kept it cleanly, and Barcelona interpreted it well.“I don’t like this attitude of feeling ‘poor things, they started to gain some courage as time wore on,’ because that is not something anyone wants to hear.“When we won back the ball, we never managed to keep it, that’s the main problem. You have to pass it around to create the spaces to play in. If we win back the ball, don’t understand what we’re trying to do, then clearly Barcelona have the advantage.“When they have the ball, they move it side to side, up and down, tiring you out. We should’ve won the ball back more often and kept it clean to put Barcelona under pressure.“You can’t come here to counter and leave them the initiative for 90 minutes, because you won’t make your mark that way.”last_img read more

Miss Teen Turks and Caicos Contestants in the House of Assembly

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first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – The Miss Teen Turks and Caicos Organisation, and Contestants, paid a courtesy call on the Rt. Hon. Robert Hall, Speaker of the House, in August at the House of Assembly. The occasion marked the first time any of the six contestants or the accompanying committee members had ever visited the House of Assembly. Hon. Hall gave the group a detailed history of parliament and the roles and functions of government in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The contestants also received a brief lesson on table and social etiquette. A courtesy call was also made to the Grand Turk Cruise Center where they were greeted by Mary Fulford, the 1st Miss Teen Turks and Caicos 2014/15. Together they welcomed visitors, and encouraged them to return and see as much of 40 islands and cays in the TCI as possible. The 2nd Annual Miss Teen Turks and Caicos pageant is slated for September 26, 2015 in Providenciales, to coincide with activities planned for this year’s National Youth Day. The lucky teen queen will win a myriad of prizes and will also participate in the 2016 edition of Miss Teen Universe to be held in Costa Rica. Recommended for you Related Items:grand turk cruise center, house of assembly, mary fulford, miss teen turks and caicos, robert halllast_img read more

The best Instant Pot deals right now

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first_img Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 for $90 (save $50) See at Amazon Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 for $90 (save $30) Comment The Instant Pot is the best small-appliance purchase my family has made. Now Amazon has deals on a number of different models if you’ve been thinking about trying out a pressure cooker yourself, or gifting it to a loved one this holiday season.   I like the Instant Pot because it shaves some cooking time off of recipes and opens the way for a more expansive weekly dinner menu. If that’s not enough of a draw, specific cooking modes for preparing rice, cake or yogurt — or even sterilizing, depending on the model — might be. Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. If you’re looking to crash two hype trains into one another, may I suggest the Instant Pot Smart WiFi? You get all the intimidation factor of a multifunction pressure cooker, with the head-scratching “Why do I need this?” feeling that comes with a Wi-Fi-connected kitchen appliance. In all seriousness, one of the Instant Pot’s weaknesses is its interface. The many buttons aren’t that intuitive. The app aims to improve that, and it gives you the ability to monitor cooking temperature and time remotely. It might give peace of mind to someone who’s uncomfortable with the idea of leaving a pressure cooker unattended. This is also the second-best deal for the Instant Pot right now. It’s down 40 percent to $90 from $150. Amazon Echo Dot, Home Mini, and Simplisafe: The best smart home Christmas gifts for 2018 Tags See at Amazon Instant Pot via Amazon More holiday shopping picks from CNET CNET’s holiday gift guide 2018: Dozens of gift picks starting at $25 and under The best tech gifts of 2018: CNET editors’ top picks Best gifts under $50 Best smart home gifts Best gifts for home chefs Best appliance gifts Share your voice See at Amazon 1 Instant Pot Smart WiFi for $90 (save $60) Now playing: Watch this: Instant Pot Smart Wifi connects your pressure cooker Holiday Gift Guide 2018 CNET Smart Home Black Friday 2018 Cyber Monday 2018 Originally published Nov. 26.Update, Dec. 17: Shows current deals in stock. Deals available now Both sizes in the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 line are on sale from Amazon. This line offers functions for pressure cooking, slow cooking, rice and porridge making, yogurt making, sauteing, searing, steaming and warming. The best deal is the largest, 8-quart version, which is down to $90 from $140, a 36 percent discount. If that size is too much for you — remember: the larger the pot, the longer it takes to get to pressure — the 3-quart version is available for $60, down from $80. 30 Photos The Ultra is Instant Pot’s most high-end model. It has all the cooking functions of the Duo Plus, plus additional settings to tweak the cook time and temperature, and to adjust for your altitude, which can impact air pressure.The 6- and 8-quart models aren’t currently on sale, but Amazon has a 3-quart model on sale for $90, down from $120, a 25 percent discount.  Small Appliances 1:41 Read the CNET Review Amazonlast_img read more

Some absolute madman lifted a Honda Civic Type R for overlanding duty

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first_img Sports Cars Hatchbacks Review • 2018 Honda Civic Type R: Exceeding expectations Share your voice null 0 Can the 2018 Honda Civic Type R work as a daily commuter? More From Roadshow 5:05 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy More about 2018 Honda Civic Type R Enlarge ImageI never knew I wanted an off-road-spec Civic Type R until this very moment. But now, it’s all I want. Honda The hopped-up Type R variant of the 10th-gen Honda Civic was a likely contender for an aftermarket sweetheart as soon as its boy-racer style hit dealerships. But one company has taken the Civic Type R to the extreme — and not in a direction anybody would expect.Honda’s UK arm on Thursday unveiled two radical modified Civic Type Rs. The first, a creation by Team Dynamics Motorsport, features a number of performance upgrades that boost output to about 400 horsepower, and it looks a little racier than before. That’s all well and good, but it’s the creation from Ralph Hosier Engineering that deserves your full attention.Ralph Hosier Engineering is hard at work creating an off-road Type R. Yes, that’s right — a hardcore street Honda has been rebuilt for the dirt and mud. It’s still in the works, but the focal point of the modification is a lift kit that raises the body more than four inches while still retaining parts of the stock suspension geometry somehow. Out back, there’s a unique trailing arm and modified transverse links.In order to actually handle the dirty stuff, this front-wheel-drive pseudo-ute wears a set of 255/55R18 BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, which are wrapped around lightweight wheels with a style derived from rally cars. It’s some wild stuff, even if it’s still in development.While these cars are currently one-offs, they don’t have to be. Both companies told Honda UK that even though there won’t be a production run for either car, they will gladly build copies of their creations for “discerning customers.” It’ll likely cost an arm and a leg over the Type R’s base price, which in the US is a smidge over $35,000, but if you want the most bonkers Type R you can get your hands on, there’s a company ready to make it happen.civic-type-r-overland-002Enlarge ImageThe fenders look just a bit wider than before. Just a bit. Honda 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Honda Now playing: Watch this: Hondalast_img read more

10 Things To Know For Friday

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first_img Share Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APPresident Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence (left) and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, pauses while speaking at the Homeland Security Department in Washington, D.C.1. FRANCE SAYS ELECTION SECURITY MEASURES “FULLY MOBILIZED” AFTER SHOOTINGThe Paris prosecutor’s office leading the investigation of the Champs-Elysees attack on police officers says investigators found a pump-action shotgun and knives in the gunman’s car.2. ARKANSAS CARRIES OUT FIRST EXECUTION SINCE 2005Ledell Lee’s lethal injection capped a chaotic week of legal wrangling that left Arkansas scrambling to salvage any part of its attempt to execute eight men before one of its drugs expires at the end of April.3. CHILDREN FATHERED BY RETREATING ISLAMIC STATE FOREIGN FIGHTERS ARE IN LIMBOOne young Tunisian orphan, 2-year-old Tamim Jaboudi, has been in a prison in Tripoli, Libya, for well over a year.4. WHO WILL WORK TO SMOOTH OVER US RELATIONS WITH AUSTRALIAVice President Mike Pence will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the Australian leader.5. VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION AIMS TO BUILD MOMENTUM OF MASS PROTESTSThe anti-government movement is planning sit-ins on roads, silent marches a day after tens of thousands of protesters were met by curtains of tear gas and rubber bullets.6. WHY A JAILED PALESTINIAN LEADER IS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHTBy organizing a mass hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, Marwan Barghouti has solidified his standing as a likely successor to President Mahmoud Abbas.7. WHERE PROGRESS OVERCOMING THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION IS SLOWChina adopted its first mental health law five years ago but change is coming slowly within a society that traditionally viewed symptoms such as anxiety as isolated physical problems.8.  SOUTH KOREA ACCUSED OF TARGETING GAY SOLDIERS FOR PROSECUTIONA watchdog group said the army’s effort began after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year.9. SUSPECT IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, MASS SHOOTING TO MAKE COURT APPEARANCEKori Ali Muhammad is charged with killing unarmed security guard Carl Williams at a Motel 6 in Fresno.10. HOW FANS WILL MARK ANNIVESARY OF PRINCE’S DEATHAt Paisley Park, a full four days of events are on tap, including concert performances by Prince’s former bandmates. Fans who can’t afford those high-priced tickets can head to a street party outside First Avenue.last_img read more

Puja committee to find place in Guinness

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first_imgReverberating the ambience with warm, full, and far-carrying tone, 421 conch shells trumpeted in unison at the Bangiya Parishad Gurgaon Puja grounds in Sector 56 on October 17. In a first-ever unique attempt by any Durga Puja Committee, the Bangiya Parishad Gurgaon (BPG) attempted to set a new world record with 421 people, including devotees and volunteers, blowing conch shells or the shell trumpet together, in groups of 50. It continued for almost an hour from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm under the strict supervision of stewards and witnesses. The Committee was committed to beat the present world record of ‘295 people blowing conch shells together in the Bahamas in 2013’. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfElated at the completion of the activity, Sanjay Banerjee, President of Bangiya Parishad Gurgaon, said, “We are extremely thrilled at the opportunity to come together and attempt to set a new world record in trumpeting conch shells together. While we are waiting for the official the announcement, I would like to sincerely thank and appreciate all the devotees, volunteers and participants for coming forward and spending their time and energy on making this a success.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”For us, it is beyond just an activity. Conch, also known as ‘seashell horn’ or ‘shell trumpet’ is a musical instrument and often called a ‘signal’ instrument. The ceremonial practice of blowing the conch shell dates back to the ancient times and continues to be a call to the divine announcing the official beginning of a sacred ceremony. However, the tradition is getting lost in modern times,” he added. “Our effort was not just to revive this forgotten tradition but also to serve as a clarion call to seek an end to all negative energy in the world and make it a better place. Pollution has been a huge concern and we pledge to contribute in the best way. Our pandal is eco-friendly and so is our immersion process. We also promoted environment-friendly activities in the pandal area such as banning single-use plastic and segregation of waste. We urge one and all to take small steps and make a difference,” he stated. To enter the event, BPG applied to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for breaking the present record of maximum people blowing the conch shell at one time. After the application was accepted, participants were selected by team leaders after checking their ability to blow the conch shell. As per process of Guinness Book of World Records, an independent Steward oversaw 10 groups of 50 people each blowing conch shells simultaneously and certified the same. Two ‘witnesses’ supervised the event and submitted evidence on behalf of BPG. Overall 432 people attempted to blow conch as a part of 10 groups and 421 was certified as successful participants. They are now submitting evidence to Guinness World Record portal using a unique id and application number, the result is expect to come in a couple of days.last_img read more

Senators Float Mortgage Interest Deduction Proposal

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first_img in Government, Origination, Servicing July 29, 2011 391 Views Senators Float Mortgage Interest Deduction Proposal Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Processing 2011-07-29 Ryan Schuette *_CORRECTION: The article previously projected that homeowners could see $1.2 million in tax hikes over the next 10 years. It has been changed to $1.2 trillion. A NAR statement has also been added._*Mortgage interest rate deductions, treasured by homeowners for their help with ownership and health insurance, may soon get the axe, as lawmakers struggle to raise revenue and gain the upper hand on the multi-trillion-dollar deficit. If a Senate budget plan works its way to the House, homeowners may see their taxes spike over 10 years, according to news reports.[IMAGE]The so-called ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£Gang of Six,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø an informal group comprised by three Democrats and three Republicans, moved forward with a “”proposal””:http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/~/media/Files/2011/A%20BIPARTISAN%20PLAN%20TO%20REDUCE%20OUR%20NATIONS%20DEFICITS.PDF that would slash mortgage interest rate deductions. The proposal projects savings by as much as $1 trillion in revenues and deficit cuts by some $4 trillion over the next decade. According to the “”_Associated Press_””:http://www.kansascity.com/2011/07/20/3025945/bipartisan-tax-plan-trims-mortgage.html, the nation’s homeowners could see tax hikes by up to $1.2 trillion overall over the next 10 years.The proposal incorporated elements from the Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission. It now awaits action from congressional committees, which would need to incorporate the proposal in legislation.[COLUMN_BREAK]In a “”statement””:http://www.realtor.org/press_room/news_releases/2011/07/tax_benefits, Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/, said that homeowners, already on the federal income tax hook to the tune of 80 to 90 percent, may see their taxes rise to 95 percent over the next decade if the proposal moves forward.””One thing that is indisputable is that eliminating the MID will lower the homeownership rate in the U.S.,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø Yun said. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£While we must ensure that the conditions that led to the artificially inflated home ownership rate of the bubble years do not resurface, we also need to create the conditions for sustainable home ownership, which has been shown to provide myriad social benefits for families and communities,”” the NAR economist added.According to the “”_Washington Post_””:http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-government/bipartisan-tax-plan-targets-breaks-for-mortgage-interest-health-insurance-charitable-gifts/2011/07/20/gIQAkjsOQI_story.html, Donald Marron, director of the “”Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center””:http://taxpolicycenter.org/, called the proposal ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£a confluence of several factors. First, it’s such a large tax break. And the tax treatment of housing is much more favorable than we provide for most other investments people undertake.””Speaking to _MReport_, he says that it is uncertain whether the proposal, as is, will make it into legislation before either house of Congress. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£You never know what happens in the backrooms of Congress,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø he says.├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├àÔÇ£I think this is an attempt to find a middle ground on taxes that emphasizes keeping rates low and broadening the base as much as possible, and I think that├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós a very positive aspect of it,├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├é┬Ø said Eugene Steuerle, a former “”Treasury Department””:http://www.treasury.gov/Pages/default.aspx deputy assistant secretary, also with the Urban Institute, according to the _Post_.Not many Americans would agree with the reductions, according to a “”_New York Times_/CBS poll””:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/business/30poll.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=homeownership&st=cse. The poll, released three weeks ago, held some 90 percent of Americans opposed deductions in mortgage interest rates, alongside other numbers reflecting that most of the nation├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós homebuyers valued homeownership as an important asset.Marron says lawmakers will likely leave mortgage interest rate deductions out of any legislation going before Congress next week.last_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Through four games, the Arizona Cardinals lead the NFC West with a 3-1 record.It could have been 4-0 had they not laid an egg at home against the St. Louis Rams in Week 4, but at any rate, they’ve done enough to find their way atop the division.At the same time, the two-time defending NFC West and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks have rebounded from a 0-2 start to even their record at 2-2, albeit not without some hiccups along the way. Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Markus Golden (44) and defensive end Frostee Rucker (92) celebrates Golden’s sack of St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL insider The Cardinals and Seahawks will first match up on Nov. 15 in Seattle, with their second and final meeting coming Jan. 3, in Week 17, in Glendale. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Going into the season, most expected the West to come down to a battle of the birds, and according to ESPN NFL insider John Clayton, nothing has changed.“I’d say Arizona,” he told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM when asked who the best team in the division is right now, noting the disappointment that was the Rams loss. “The most talented team is Seattle, the best team right now has been Arizona.”Clayton said the loss to St. Louis — a team that also beat the Seahawks in Week 1 — was “a little bit of a dud,” but noted that the first three games, where the Cardinals beat the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers fairly handily, showed their ability to play at a very high level.“Seattle has kind of taken one of the tougher parts of their schedule and starting to climb back, then they got to the Chicago game and they got their defense back together,” he said. “But let’s put it this way: it’s still going to be a race between these two teams.“We’ll see if St. Louis has enough to stay with this group, I don’t know if they can, they probably can’t. But what you’re looking at is two teams that are either going to have 11 wins or 12 wins, something of that nature, and see how that tiebreaker goes going into that last game to win the division.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   last_img read more

A highlight of the upcoming Americana Week 2010 sa

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first_imgA highlight of the upcoming Americana Week 2010 sales at Christie’s in New York is a rare personal keepsake that belonged to one of America’s most revered presidents, Thomas Jefferson. Conceived as a memento mori, the keepsake is an engraved gold watch key containing a braided lock of hair from Jefferson’s wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, who died at age 33. A devoted watch collector, Jefferson likely commissioned the watch key as a poignant reminder of his young wife in the years following her death. It is estimated to sell for $40,000 to 80,000.Born in 1748, Martha Wayles married Thomas Jefferson on New Year’s Day in 1772. Unable to recover from the birth of the couple’s sixth child, she grew increasingly ill over a period of months and died on September 6, 1782. Two months after her death, Jefferson’s continued grief is documented in a letter to the Marquis de Chastellux, in which he wrote that he was, “emerging from the stupor of mind which had rendered me as dead to the world as [she] was whose loss occasioned it.” He never remarried.Jefferson was known to have a special interest in timepieces, and considered small personal timepieces ideal for remembering loved ones. The front of the key is beautifully engraved with Martha Jefferson’s birth and death dates, and the reverse bears a clear case through which the braided lock of hair is visible. Made in England or France, this watch key could have been acquired abroad, when Jefferson served as Commissioner and Minister in Paris from 1784 to 1789, or from American retailers who imported European watches. While Jefferson himself wore a silver watch, he owned and gifted a number of gold examples and from 1783 to 1819, scholars have found over 30 references to Jefferson purchasing or repairing watches and watch parts. In Paris, Jefferson favored the watchmaker Louis Chantrot, whom he described as, “the best and most faithful hand in Paris,” and as recorded in Jefferson’s account books, purchased from him several watches, including a gold watch and key on June 1, 1786.The watch key has been independently examined and scientific analysis has revealed that the braided lock is consistent with a sample of hair also noted to be from Martha Jefferson, which is in the collection of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. It is consigned for sale by Mrs. Jane Bortman Larus, daughter of the noted Americana collector Mark Bortman. Bortman was the late President of Bortman Plastics and the Blaxton Corporation, and Chair of the committee organized to raise funds to acquire Paul Revere’s Liberty Bowl for the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Mr. Bortman gave the watch key to his daughter Jane as a graduation gift.The watch key is just one of several intriguing items of historical Americana in Christie’s upcoming sales. Also to be offered in the upcoming sales on January 21, 22 and 25 is a scrimshaw whale tooth from an 19th century whaleship inscribed with a poem to the sailor’s sweetheart Amelia (estimate: $30,000-50,000).last_img read more

Government remains cautious despite better than expected figures

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first_imgThe government is not in a rush to revise its estimates upwards despite encouraging data, the finance minister said on Thursday, adding that measures will be taken to keep the economy on track but they will not include taxes.“We remain very conservative and cautious in our estimates. We will not rush into thinking that the difficult times have passed,” Harris Georgiades told reporters.If Cyprus implemented the measures and reforms consistently then “we can, sooner than what some might expect, get out of this difficult situation,” the minister said.He refused to say that Cyprus was on the way to recovery: “We are on a course, which, if followed consistently, will certainly lead us to recovery.”Georgiades’ caution is not without reason.Though recognising the better than expected performance of the economy, international lenders anticipate deterioration in the second half of the year.According to their draft report on the first review of Cyprus’ programme, both the primary balance as well as the overall budget balance exceeded their targeted values, by 1.6 per cent of GDP and 2.3 per cent of GDP, respectively.“A year-on-year comparison for the first two quarters shows an improvement in both the primary and the overall balance of 2.2 per cent of GDP,” the draft said.The main factors behind the positive outcome were tight expenditure controls, sizeable consolidation measures, but also one-off revenues of 1.6 per cent of GDP from the sale of licences for gas exploitation and higher dividends due to extraordinary Central Bank profits.However, “given the weak macroeconomic outlook and the projected further reduction in employment in the third and fourth quarter of the year, it is likely that the budgetary outcome in the remainder of the year will gradually worsen,” the report said.Georgiades said there will be additional measures in an effort to bring the economy on a sustainable path.The aim was to take the necessary decisions and remain on track so as not to allow yet again “third parties to determine what our policy would be.”The effort to correct public finances will not be based on taxes.“We think this policy does not yield the expected results,” he said.He was quick to add that a lot of taxes had to be imposed previously because “we are forced to implement them whatever the difficulties they entailed for households and the economy’s productive sectors. But the direction is certainly the one of rationalising and cutting expenses.”You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more