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Blatche status still uncertain as Gilas deals with schedule conflicts for Fiba q’fying

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche’s status with the national team is still up in the air.Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes admitted that he’s still uncertain about the status of the Syracuse native, especially in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “With the current format, we will play two games in November. How are you going to approach that? It’s a very difficult situation,” stressed the mentor.Another challenge is convincing prospects to stay in the country and not entertain offers elsewhere if  SBP decides to naturalize another player.“It’s another way, to hire a full-time naturalized player who will be with us day-in and day-out, but that’s going to be very costly. We are talking to several prospects, but that’s not easy. You have to convince them to stay here and not think about the other leagues. Also, we have to go through the Congress and their contracts. It’s really a tedious process,” he said. “That’s why we are very happy that we have a reliable big man in Christian (Standhardinger), but he will also leave for the ABL in November.”Despite all the problems, Reyes shared that SBP is still in constant communication with Blatche’s camp.“We’re in constantly in touch with his agents. That’s just the way it is and that’s how difficult the situation we’re in with,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img LOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMA Read Next “The situation with Andray is very fluid situation, a constant work in progress for us,” the mentor said Thursday at the homecoming presser hosted by Chooks-to-go at Marco Polo in Ortigas. “By November, he will be playing in his Chinese team so we don’t know if his Chinese team is going to allow him to play.”Gilas’ woes with its naturalized player coincides with the problem  of adjusting  to the new competition schedule, which  Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has been working on for the better part of the year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe home-and-away qualifiers begin on November, right in the middle of the various national professional tournaments in Asia.That will leave Blatche, who is playing with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association, as well as majority of the PBA players out for the games, unless the SBP comes up with a plan amenable to all the parties involved. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READlast_img read more

Shukla rules out shifting IPL matches out of Maharashtra

first_imgMumbai, Apr 5 (PTI) IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla today ruled out shifting the matches out of Maharashtra on account of the drought and water scarcity. Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur in the state would be hosting IPL matches this season. “As far as the question of drought, water is concerned, we are with the farmers of Maharashtra, we are ready to help in all possible ways, if the Maharashtra Government brings a proposal, then BCCI President, all of us will think in what way we can help the farmers, and I, through my MPLAD fund, am going to personally adopt some villeges…there is a water crisis in Marathwada, that will be solved,” he told reporters here at an event organised by Vivo. There is a demand from some quarters that IPL matches should not be played in the state as the preparation of grounds requires huge amounts of water. “If the water needed to irrigate two-three grounds were to solve the problem of Maharashtras farmers, that would be another thing. I dont think this (saving water by shifting matches) would serve any purpose….Sport is a different thing, it needs little water. Farmers need huge amount of water, all political parties should come together to deal with this crisis of water shortage,” he said. There was no proposal to shift the matches or change the schedule, he said to a specific question. A PIL filed in the Bombay High Court today sought a direction to the IPL Commissioner to pay tax on usage of water, claiming that about 60,000 litres of water would be needed every day to maintain the pitches. Mumbai BJP secretary Vivekananda Gupta too had demanded that IPL matches be shifted out of the state. The annual T20 extravaganza would kick off on April 9 in Mumbai. PTI NRB KRK RCJadvertisementlast_img read more

7 times not paying attention to Irrfan Khan’s flawless style was your biggest sin

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a month agoWolves boss Nuno pleased with victory over Watford

first_imgWolves boss Nuno pleased with victory over Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno was pleased for his players and supporters after they ended their wait for three Premier League points against Watford.Matt Doherty’s opener was added to by Daryl Janmaat’s own goal after the break, which saw Wolves pick up three points and rise up the table. Nuno said, “It was a good performance. First-half we began very well, creating a lot of problems, good in possession, with good lines and I’m happy for that. We did a very good game.“We organised defensively well, we didn’t allow many situations for Watford, they didn’t create much and we had clear chances to score.“I’m happy for the boys and I’m happy for the fans because it was important, everybody felt that, but we have to grow.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Eat Your Meat & Wear It Too

first_imgIf you live in Brooklyn or are at least a little bit savvy to the NYC borough’s dining establishments, you’ve probably heard of the Marlow & Sons family. With four restaurants – Marlow & Sons, Diner, Roman’s and Reynard in the Wythe Hotel – and the all-grass fed butcher shop Marlow & Daughters, you could consider them a small empire. And because we love when the worlds of food and fashion collide, we were ecstatic to discover the wearable addition to the family, Marlow Goods.With sustainability always at the top of mind, Marlow & Daughters receives a weekly shipment of grass-fed cows, pigs, goats, lambs, ducks, geese, chickens and rabbits from farms in New England, upstate New York and Pennsylvania to be broken down and sent to their restaurants. But what was the one element missing from the sustainability equation? Marlow had no use for the animal hides. But after 10 years of dreaming about a leather goods brand, Marlow Goods was finally born.An upstate New York tannery custom tans the hides of cows and pigs served in their Brooklyn restaurants. To expand the line, they began purchasing wool from the lambs and ewes to make warm and stylish blankets, sweaters and rugs. And everything is made within a three hour drive of NYC. Now that is some fashion we can seriously stand behind.Shop for Marlow Goods’ fantastic leather bags and accessories, wooly alpaca wear and other Marlow branded products at Brooklyn restaurant Marlow & Sons and online at marlowgoods.com. Editors’ Recommendations 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State The Best Travel Outfit for Everything from a Weekend Getaway to a Week-Long Business Trip 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts last_img read more

Winter’s Sangria is Red Wine Hot Chocolate

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish When the weather outside sucks — hell, even if you love when it’s bitter cold out— there’s nothing quite as comforting as a mug of hot cocoa once you are back inside. Smooth, creamy, chocolatey goodness right in your hands. It warms the soul and we’ll be damned if it doesn’t bring a smile to our faces every time.We’re all adults here, though, and we are all thinking the same thing by now: Regular hot chocolate is great, but hot chocolate with booze is even better. A nice, healthy pour of whiskey or rum into your cocoa will revive you in no time. Can’t feel your fingers? Well, you might not be able to feel them after a nice sip or two of spiked cocoa, but at that point you won’t care!For those that want to mix it up a little, we’ve got a new spiked hot cocoa recipe that we think you’re going to enjoy: red wine hot chocolate. Red wine and chocolate already go together, so now it’s time to try them in liquid form.Choosing Your WineSince mulling wine will disguise much of the delicate flavors of the original wine profile, using a more expensive Pinot Noir or Gamay blend isn’t worth the extra money. We recommend going with a red blend such as Syrah or a Malbec, something that’s cheaper but still full-bodied (here are some red wine options if you’re unsure). You could also choose to go down the white wine path, where you’ll want an aromatic Riesling or Moscato type.Choosing Your ChocolateChoosing your cocoa can make or break your red wine hot chocolate creation, although admittedly only for the sake of personal preference. Some people like their drinks to be extra sweet, and some like them well-balanced. Using a high quality chocolate, such as Ghirardelli’s unsweetened cocoa powder or this Irish chocolate made by Bean and Goose, will assure a perfect balance since cheaper cocoa versions tend to taste watered down and don’t mix as well with wine. Even though Ghirardelli’s cocoa powder is rich, it’s unsweetened; if someone wants it sweeter, all they need to do is grab a spoon of sugar and stir away.Mix it UpThis recipe, courtesy of Home Cooking Adventure, makes about one to two servings, so add or subtract proportions as you will. You will need:1/4 cup red wine4 tsp sugar3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder1 cup milkPinch of saltCinnamon sticks (optional)Whipped cream (optional)Method: Bring your wine to a simmer over low heat, adding any mulling spices you’d like. Keep in mind that alcohol burns off around 173 degrees. So, if you don’t have a way to check the temperature, heating the wine first will only reduce the alcohol level. You could also add the wine over the cocoa and milk mixture, and bring everything to a boil if preferred. Meanwhile, combine your cocoa powder with sugar and salt in a separate bowl. Add a splash of milk and stir well to combine. Then, add the rest of the milk, stir well, and pour over the wine. Whisk (or stir) while bringing to a light boil. Once it reaches your desired temperature, pour into your favorite mugs, garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks, then indulge in your new favorite holiday drink! Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master last_img read more

Gujarat 4 dead as rains wreak havoc in Vadodara

first_imgAhmedabad/Vadodara: Four persons were killed and over 5,000 have been evacuated from Vadodara city and surrounding areas in Central Gujarat which was battered by nearly 500 mm of rain in 24 hours till Thursday morning. The Vadodara airport has been closed since Wednesday and several trains passing through the city too have been cancelled or diverted due to heavy water-logging on tracks. Water from the overflowing Vishwamitri river entered several localities in the city, bringing with it a few crocodiles. As per the figures provided by the state government, the city received a staggering 499 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8 am on Thursday. See P6last_img read more

World Cup: Moroccan-Belgians Fellaini and Chadli Take Belgium to Quarterfinals

Rabat – They were Belgium’s savers. In the Belgium-Japan game Monday, July 2, Moroccan-Belgian players Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli have reversed the trend by bringing Belgium into the quarterfinals of the World Cup. What a game! Considered one of the World Cup’s favorite teams, Belgium was shaken by Japan for sixty minutes. Samurai Blue, as Japan’s team is known, was clearly leading the game, scoring a double in the second half of the match. Close to elimination, Belgium’s Red Devils were quick to respond to their opponent. In the 69th minute, Jan Vertonghen opened the Belgians’ scoring on a particularly lucky move. Trying to score a long-distance with his head, the defender found an unlikely angle to clobber Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima. With new momentum, the Belgian football players were unstoppable. Marouane Fellaini, who entered the field in the 65th minute, made an equalizer goal in the 74th minute. Nacer Chadli, also of Moroccan origin, made the game’s final goal in the 94th minute, a spectacular ending that allows Belgium to move on in the competition.“When I go to the field, I try to make a difference, to bring something more. I tried today, I brought it. I’m happy for the group,” said Marouane Fellaini. Before joining the Belgian selection, Marouane Fellaini chose to play for Morocco. Unfortunately, the coach of the national team of Morocco, Fathi Jamal at the time, considered Fellaini’s profile as not corresponding with the national team of Morocco. As for Moroccan-Belgian winger Nacer Chadli, he played one friendly game with Morocco against Ireland in 2010, before switching to represent Belgium. To qualify for the semifinals, Belgium will have to beat Brazil in the quarterfinals, Friday, July 6 at the Kazan Arena. The winner of that game will have to take on either France Uruguay. read more

In wake of recent rapes UN helps reform DR Congo prisons

26 June 2009The United Nations is helping to restructure the prison system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on the heels of the rapes of nearly two dozen female inmates during an attempted prison break earlier this week in the country’s far east. During a 10-day workshop – bringing together 50 representatives of Government, academia and civil society – one dozen UN experts with the world body’s peacekeeping mission in the DRC, known as MONUC, will help the Ministry of Justice consider ways to restructure how prisons are administered.Harriet Solloway, who heads MONUC’s Rule of Law section, said that escapes and mutinies, as well as illness and death, occur regularly, owing to insufficient and often unqualified personnel.“It is rare for prisons to have a maintenance and operational budget for the prisoners,” she said, with prisons themselves dilapidated.During the attempted break from the prison in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, on the night of 21-22 June, none of the inmates escaped, but about 20 female inmates were raped and assaulted during the incident, which also resulted in the deaths of one policeman and one prisoner, and the wounding of 12 others.Expressing his deep distress at the incident, which was also condemned by MONUC, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.“This is a grim example of both the prison conditions and the level of sexual violence that plagues the DRC,” he said in a <"http://www.un.org/apps/sg/sgstats.asp?nid=3941">statement issued in New York.For its part, MONUC called on the authorities to initiate prison reform to ensure conformity with internationally recognized standards in the treatment of detainees, including strict separation of men and women, among other things. read more

In Uruguay UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges womens political participation

“Women must have a say in matters that affect their countries, communities and families. After all, they are half of the population, so women’s equal participation in decision-making is a question of justice and democracy,” Ms. Watson said yesterday in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. The meeting Ms. Watson attended was hosted by the organization Cotidiano Mujer, a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, together with partner organizations CIRE (Ciudadanías en Red) y CNS Mujeres.During her visit, Ms. Watson met with women’s advocates from around the country, and listened to their strategies for increasing women’s voice and agency across all political platforms. She also met with top Government officials and young women politicians and will participate in an event where women’s rights activists will submit signatures calling for an extension of the national quota law. The event is the culmination of the “Do your bit for the quota” campaign, launched in July.“Emma is a strong voice for young people worldwide. Her commitment to the issues that we work on at UN Women multiplies our ability to reach and engage more young people – who are key to advancing gender equality,” said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, in a press release.Globally, women’s political participation remains low, with only one in five parliamentarians being a woman. In Uruguay, in spite of efforts, women’s representation in Parliament stands at 13.1 per cent, placing the country at 103rd position in the world ranking of women in Parliament by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, below the world average (21.8 per cent).“Women’s rights are personal to me, especially on political participation and leadership. I am delighted to be here…as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and learn about the work on the ground, hear from the people at the frontlines, and to understand what is working and what is not,” said Ms. Watson during her visit.To change that, women’s groups in Uruguay have been galvanizing support by leveraging the quota law, and by strengthening alliances between the women’s social movement and political parties.“I have learned that it is also a question of priorities, as women are more likely to focus on issues such as education, health, unpaid care economy and the environment. These are important issues that affect all of us,” she added.On Saturday, Ms. Watson will be at UN Headquarters in New York co-hosting a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. The event aims to kick-start one of the largest solidarity movements of the 21st century for the achievement of gender equality by calling upon half of humanity in support of the other half. According to UN Women, over the next 12 months the HeForShe campaign intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. read more

Worlds best restaurant vows to reimburse 63 poisoned diners

first_imgTHE “WORLD’S BEST restaurant” said today it would reimburse dozens of diners who came down with a nasty case of food poisoning after savouring its delights.The two-Michelin-star Noma restaurant said it would alternatively offer them a free meal if they dared to return to the eatery in the Danish capital Copenhagen.Noma said in a statement that tests had shown that the poisoning was caused by the highly contagious stomach bug norovirus that was brought into the restaurant by a staff member.Sixty-three customers and some staff suffered vomiting or diarrhoea last month, health officials said yesterday.The diners at Noma, which grabbed the number one spot in Restaurant magazine’s prestigious annual ranking in 2010, 2011 and 2012, fell sick over a five-day period, inspectors said in a report which can be seen on the eatery’s website.The inspectors from the Danish food ministry criticised the restaurant for not alerting authorities quickly enough and for failing to take adequate action after the worker fell ill.Noma blamed a delay in disinfecting the restaurant’s kitchen on internal communication problems.Even when members of two separate dining parties complained by e-mail, and one employee reported vomiting after handling food, no measures were taken the morning after.Noma charges 1,500 kroner (around €200) for a menu without drinks.- © AFP 2013.last_img read more

Today is the last day to claim your free Windows 8 Media

first_imgIf you grabbed yourself a discounted copy of Windows 8 Pro already, you’ve also got an email with a product key for a free copy of the Windows 8 Media Center Pack. What you may not realize is that if you do not activate that key before February 1, 2013 you lose it. Fortunately, Microsoft made it really easy to install from within Windows 8.The Windows 8 Media Center Pack grants you access to a host of codecs that most people aren’t even aware that they are using every day. Every copy of Windows 7 paid out roughly $27 to companies like Dolby, the Blu-Ray Consortium, Creative, and more. Microsoft has separated this cost, and the features associated, out of Windows 8. This allows users to purchase them if they need them, and allows Microsoft to charge the same amount for Windows 8 as they did Windows 7 but keep that extra few dollars for themselves.While many may seek alternatives to sliding Microsoft that extra $15 after today, like VLC Media Player for Windows 8, you’ve got yourself a free copy due to your early adoption of Windows 8.To install your copy of the Media Center Pack, head to your Start page and type in “add features”. As soon as you start typing, the search page will open and show you all possible results. Right under the search box you’ll see a section labeled Settings. Click Settings to reveal the results that are found in the Settings menu. At the top of that list you will see Add features to Windows 8. Click that and you’ll be taken to a setup box on the Desktop. You’ll be prompted to either purchase a key or enter one in that you already own. Click “I already have a product key” and paste the key from your email into the box that pops up.After you’ve entered in your product key, Windows 8 will restart. When Windows 8 returns, your Media Center Pack will be installed and very little about your computing experience from your perspective will have changed.If you’re having trouble locating your product key, or you are concerned that it may have drifted into your spam folder, the sender for the key will be Windows@e-mail.microsoft.com. Search for that sender and you should find your Media Center Pack email. If you purchased your Windows 8 Pro copy today, it takes about an hour for the email with the Media Center key to hit your inbox. If you haven’t received one within a few hours, contacting Microsoft support is probably your best bet.last_img read more

Shade the Changing Girls Team Are Ready to Take Her on Some

first_imgStay on target DC’s Young Animal imprint curated by Gerard Way has seen a return to the strange and transgressive comics of the early Vertigo days. One of if not the standout title of the line has been Shade, the Changing Girl by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone. I got the chance to chat with them the other day about the release of Shade, the Changing Girl Volume 2 and the lead up to the start of the next volume, Shade, the Changing Woman. So the first arch deals a lot with finding yourself and dealing with how people perceive you versus how you perceive yourself. While that element is still there in volume two, it shifts more towards nostalgia and reflection. I wanted to hear from both of you on how you both came up with shifting the focus to nostalgia.Cecil: So you know I knew that what I really liked about the analogy of the first volume, and Marley and I have talked about this, is you feel like an alien when you’re a teenager. We thought it’d be kind of nice to have her in high school and have that first part have Shade adjusting to her new body, and it felt right to be in that arena. I did have more ideas on how to keep up with that. There were a lot of stories in that high school about that swim team and all that stuff that I was interested in, but in talking with our editor Jamie Rich, we decided that it’d be good to open it up. Loma, her whole mission was to wander to leave, to be a tourist on earth and feel these emotions. And it felt that the high school setting was too claustrophobic. Seemed kinda obvious to have her go on and search for Honey, her favorite character from a show she liked, Life With Honey, broadcast from us to outer space. So it made sense to go into nostalgia because that’s the reason that brought her to earth.Marley: And I also think that the first stage of the book is about adjusting to a human body, getting comfortable in a human body. And when she is in the second phase, she’s in a new stage of development. She’s thinking about what she’s idealized that this perfect image of Honey and earth are related. She’s trying to find her place in this world, and she’s exploring and seeing what’s real. Is this real? And sometimes that can be a knockback.Cecil: Yeah, it’s about how she’s matured. You know like when you mature you suddenly have the wool taken off your eyes and see things as they are. Earth is suddenly being revealed to her in it’s true, raw form.That’s great! Since you mentioned Life With Honey, I gotta know more about how you all came up with that. What shows like that influenced both of you when coming up with this amalgamation? And the character of Honey and how she’s not the same person now?Cecil: For me, Life With Honey is based on a very specific show, I Love Lucy, and it’s because I Love Lucy, the way that it was broadcast the waves of it actually bounced off the earth and went out into outer space. So if you were an alien and you were receiving messages from earth, I Love Lucy would be one of the first things you’d see. It’s still traveling. I don’t remember precisely how many light years away it is at this point. It just struck me as funny that you know maybe aliens would be watching I Love Lucy and that’s what they would think earth is like. I wanted to make it because we are dealing with madness and there is the acronym M.A.D., mutually assured destruction, from the Cold War in terms of the arms race that it would be a good thing to bring into the fray. So thinking something about M.A.D. And making Honey the fun, but seemingly dim-witted housewife of a brilliant nuclear physicist and her wacky hyjinx she gets into there. The idea was to have every issue to have a short story of Life With Honey to parallel emotionally with a lesson that Loma is going through. I always suggest to people to always read Life With Honey and not skip over that because it always enhances the story.Marley: With Honey, it’s not what the aliens are seeing, it’s what’s real. Well, I did draw her first.Cecil: Yeah, you did.Marley: Yeah I drew her first in issue 3. Then I didn’t draw her again til after the backup stories. The reality and age point, exploring what it’s like to be an aging star and drawing that. Definitely a different flavor to it.Cecil: I think it’s important because Honey has always been her (Loma’s) mentor/guru of earth. That’s who Loma turns to, so it’s nice to have her actually be that person. And to still have her be that confident and tour guide, but in a much different way than she expected.Great! A little more specific on the art since we have Marley here. How was it designing madness and how madness looks in the book versus reality?Marley: You mean how I approached it? Hmmm. It was different for volume two than it was for volume one. Volume one you see tongues, you see eyeballs because she’s getting used to her form and she’s manifesting what she’s experiencing in a new body, so it’s kind of coming out in weird places through physical manifestations. Now she’s just drifting, so she’s grabbing it from other people’s feelings. I’m kind of drawing on an exaggeration of other things around her because she’s focusing outwardly as she’s exploring around the United States. It changes depending on whatever the scenario is. I have some things that are consistent to show that the madness is happening, but I try to streamline it so people can still follow. It can be really fun, and hopefully grounded somewhere in there, but this is generally my approach.For sure. One other thing I noticed about the book in general and it’s really prominent in Volume Two is that the antagonists aren’t really driven by evil which is common in big two comics. The motivation of these characters is love and prioritizing someone else’s love over your own or prioritizing your own love over someone else’s. That seems to be the source of most of the conflict. So how did you come about structuring the story in this way that’s unique to big two comics?Cecil: Well, I think that when you’re dealing with madness, it’s such a strange thing and I wanted to do something a bit different than the Vertigo run that happened over twenty years ago. There was a lot of violence in it; a lot of cruelty and stuff. I wanted to stake a claim in a new area, so love was sort of a natural place to go. I think it’s ever hopeful, so you can have as much despair as you want. Doesn’t mean we don’t have evil in there. Doesn’t mean we won’t have evil in there. But I think love is a good North Star to sail by and I feel like Loma has so much to learn. It’s about Loma becoming a being, not a human being, but a whole being. Love is a powerful thing. And love can also be used as a weapon. Love can sometimes be turned on you. It’s a wonderful thing, but there are scary parts of it too.I know we’re running short on time.Cecil: We still have time for one more question!Okay! So with everything set up here, it can go anywhere you want the story to go now. Do you want to give readers any hints on the direction things might go or what we might see in the next arch?Marley: I think there is definitely a tone shift. We are getting further into what it means to be a whole person. Sometimes that’s embracing different aspects, even negative aspects and it’s different. I don’t want to give anything away though!Cecil: I don’t want to give anything away either! I’m like afraid because how do you say things without saying anything!You know, I will say that it is a few years later. So Shade, she’s got this new body that’s her, and she’s sort of exploring the world in a much more deep way that is both pleasurable and painful. The world is also moving on and things are happening in the world that she’s going to have to face.I’m really excited for it! You’re both doing really great stuff.Cecil: Thank you! Marley: We’re a great team and we like this book a lot.Anything else you want to add before we wrap up.Cecil: In Shade, the Changing Woman we have wonderful backup stories that are illustrated by Jamie Coe. I just want to emphasize that they really are a part of the story and I want to encourage readers of Shade to definitely not skip the backups because they’re extra peaks to the whole of the story. Marley: And if you skip them you miss out on Jamie Coe’s art. He’s frickin’ awesome!Thank you both so much! This was really great. Can’t wait for the next volume.Shade, the Changing Woman #1 is available everywhere March 7th ‘Joker’ Gets Eight-Minute Standing Ovation at World PremiereReview: ‘DC Universe Online’ Soars on Nintendo Switch last_img read more

Principal livestreams herself reading books to get young children hooked

first_imgYork Elementary School Principal Dawn Harris gave her students some homework Tuesday night.Yes, she said, she knows this Evergreen Public Schools elementary is a no-homework campus. But this night is special. This night is Tuck in Tuesday.For three weeks, Harris has been reading to her students at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday over Facebook Live. Students at the Orchards-area elementary are encouraged to snuggle up with their family (whatever adult has a Facebook account) and listen to Harris read from a new, brightly-colored storybook.Harris was inspired by Belinda George, an elementary school principal in Beaumont, Texas, whose own Tuesday story times went viral and attracted national attention.“This is one thing that I can do,” Harris said. “I can connect with families and hopefully spread out more into the community.”Harris’ approach to education is pretty simple: Show kids and families that you love teaching them, and they’ll love school in return.It was with that in mind that Harris started this new tradition, and it’s already starting to work. Harris recalled how one little boy, who never seemed excited or engaged in school, is now starting to ask her to read specific books.“It’s that engagement with the kids, no matter what,” she said.Christie BrownSilva, a mother of six, has been hunkering down in her pajamas with her children every Tuesday. All but her youngest, a baby girl, attended or are currently attending York Elementary School.last_img read more

Media John Terry debating coaching role at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea legend John Terry is reportedly considering making a return to a club in a coaching capacity after turning down a move to Spartak MoscowThe 37-year-old defender seemed close to making a surprise move to Russia last week.But Terry ultimately decided to not take up Spartak’s offer due to family reasons.Now the former England captain must decide whether or not he will continue his playing career.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Sporting Lisbon and Aston Villa have both been touted as possible destinations for Terry.But the five-time Premier League winner could instead begin a coaching career.Metro reports that Chelsea are hopeful that they can convince Terry to return to Stamford Bridge and work with the younger players coming through the ranks.The Blues have apparently been inspired by rival clubs who have handed former players a role in the coaching department.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Minister of the Environment Announced Landfill Remediation Shortlist

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 13, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira, released the shortlist of seven qualified firms that were chosen from a total of 18 applicants who submitted Expressions of Interest (EOI), to be considered for submitting landfill remediation proposals to the government.A proposal to government would detail how the company plans to deconstruct, remediate, and operate the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, as well as all the Landfills throughout the Bahamian archipelago.On February 8, 2018, Minister Ferreira made the announcement to the press from the Ministry’s conference room at its headquarters on Charlotte Street. The order of the list does not reflect the Ministry’s preference for any company over the other.Companies shortlisted are:* Apapa International (Nassau) Ltd.* Bahamas Waste* Bahamas WPT Ltd.* Eastern Waste Systems Ltd.* Marine Contractors Inc.* Providence Advisors* Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales, S.A.By: Gena Gibbs (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Its official Foden signs new City deal

first_imgManchester City midfielder Phil Foden has signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal that could keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.Foden is regarded as one of the brightest youngsters in English football and the Premier League champions have moved to secure his long-term future after reports surfaced he might be tempted to leave the club due to a lack of games with the first team.The teenager has featured in all competitions for the Citizens so far this campaign and had been linked with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.Foden, who is a product of City’s academy, is now contracted to his boyhood club for the foreseeable future.The 18-year-old’s new deal will reportedly see him earn the sum £30,000 per week.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Phil Foden has agreed a new five-and-a-half-year contract extension with City,” the club said on its official website.“The 18-year-old playmaker is now contracted to the club until 2024.”Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We are delighted to have secured Phil for the next five and a half years.”“He is an outstanding talent and he is Manchester City born and bred so this is where he wants to play his football.”“Under Pep and with the players we have here around him, he is in the best place possible to develop as a player.”last_img read more

AMI Experiments with ScreensaverLike Video Ads

first_img The video advertising firm announced that it’s been selected to provide outstream video units to American Media, Inc., publishers of The National Enquirer, Men’s Fitness, OK!, and several others. AMI is the first publisher to use the company’s new Coffee Break Unit, an outstream video format that can be placed independent of content. Functioning like a desktop screensaver, ads play when a viewer is idle or stops browsing movements in an active tab. Unlike pre-roll, Coffee Break Units don’t rely on content or inventory and can be placed anywhere on a page. By customizing the user experience alongside revenue optimization using a range of outstream desktop and mobile video ad formats, in theory, publishers will be able to maximize their revenue per user session and advertisers will increase viewability, all while keeping the user experience in mind. Creating graceful ad units that don’t take away from the quality of a brand’s content has long been a challenge for publishers. ConvertMedia believes it’s found the solution.center_img However, AMI is first-to-market with Coffee Break Unit and Kroski admits that it’s still too early in testing to provide a verdict on the video format but “so far the response has been overall very positive.” Brian Kroski, chief digital officer at AMI, tells Folio:, “We are always looking for innovative ad solutions that provide strong performance for our advertisers while minimizing the impact on the reader’s interaction with our quality content.”last_img read more

Assembly approves granting immunity to sex workers who aid police

first_imgOn Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly approved a measure that gives immunity to sex workers who tell police when more serious crimes have occurred.Listen nowWhen the ordinance was first introduced it drew support from advocates, as well as several women who had previously engaged in prostitution. Many testified they’d encountered heinous and violent crime, but were afraid of reporting it to law enforcement for fear of prosecution.However critics said the proposal was vague, hard to enforce and targeted a problem Anchorage may or may not have. Even after revisions, the municipal prosecutor’s office remained firmly opposed.But Assembly members like Eric Croft of West Anchorage felt the re-worked ordinance was narrow enough to potentially boost reporting to law enforcement without many negative impacts.“And it’s not doing very much harm because, again, there aren’t that many prosecutions for this,” Croft said.Under municipal statue, prostitution is a class B misdemeanor. The new measure specifies a person who witnesses or is victim to a some class A misdemeanors can receive immunity if he or she cooperates in reporting it to police. The move is aligned with a similar provision in SB91, last year’s state omnibus crime bill.The ordinance passed 10 to 1, with Eagle River representative Amy Demboski opposed.Elsewhere in the meeting, the Assembly voted to advance a complicated development project. The move opens the possibility of using tax abatement as a tool for converting the outdated Department of Health and Human Services downtown into senior housing, and building new residential units in a section of Midtown Anchorage off Tudor Road. The proposal from the mayor’s administration received some criticism for not working more closely with the school district, which uses a nearby property to operate its fleetof buses.The body also approved a parking proposal from East Anchorage Assembly member Forrest Dunbar. The measure establishes a grace-period for leaving cars parked downtown overnight on weekends up until 11am the next morning.last_img read more

Budget 2017 Anita Borg Institute calls on govt to build ecosystem to

first_imgHow can India create more Suchi Mukherjees, Vidya Natarajs and Richa Kars? Simple, by encouraging more such women, according to Anita Borg Institute (ABI). The India chapter of women technologists’s body added that the success of Startup India and Standup India hinges a lot on women taking up entrepreneurship.Read: Almost 40 per cent of our 3,000-plus clients are women, says financial planner Priya Sunder”Unless the Government continues to step in and is highly committed to creating an ecosystem that nurtures and supports women entrepreneurs, all efforts such as ‘Startup India’, ‘Make in India’ and ‘Stand-Up India’ will not achieve the desired goals that implied empowerment and financial stability for women,” Geeta Kannan, Managing Director of ABI India said in a statement.Richa Kar is founder of online lingerie retailer Zivame, Vidya Nataraj is co-founder of men’s bespoke apparel firm Tailorman and founder of jewellery portal, BlueStone and Suchi Mukherjee is co-founder of women’s portal LimeRoad.com.Startup India was launched in January last year, while Standup India was rolled out in April 2016.Kannan said its time to improve on the low numbers of women entrepreneurs in India, citing the All India Report of Sixth Economic Census released in March last year. “Last year, the Sixth Economic Census released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation had revealed that women constituted only 13.76% of the total 58.5 million entrepreneurs.”The figure translates into 1,353,465 establishments where women have hired workers. The Census pegged the total number of persons employed in such establishments at 13.45 million.Startup India and Standup India offer funds and incentives to support entrepreneurs, both to drive growth and to turn job-seekers into job-providers, in line with PM Narendra Modi’s pronouncement for these initiatives.”The Finance Act, 2016 Section 80- IAC has provision for Startups (Companies and LLPs) to get income tax exemption for 3 years in a block of 5 years, if they are incorporated between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2019,” the commerce and industry ministry had said in July last year.In October, Nasscom had launched “Change Makers Summit” to encourage women with funding, access to information and networking with angel investors to launch their start-ups.last_img read more