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Grains mostly higher, Livestock mixedGrains mostly higher, Livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar. delivery was off 1.40 cents at $5.17 a bushel; Mar. corn was up .60 cent at $3.79 a bushel; Mar. oats rose 3.20 cents at $2.8640 a bushel; while Mar. soybeans gained 1.60 cents at 9.2660 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Feb. live cattle was off .95 cent at $1.2540 a pound; Feb. feeder cattle rose .38 cent at $1.4270 a pound; Mar. lean hogs fell 1.18 cents at .5622 a pound.The Associated Press read more

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma mothers granted bailDeputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma mothers granted bail

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, who was arrested recently for forcing the authorities of a school to admit 10 children, was granted bail today.A group of Mothers who were arrested and remanded over the same incident, wee also granted bail today. Thewarapperuma instigated the drama and even attempted to commit suicide and was admitted to hospital. (Colombo Gazette) The mothers with the assistance of Thewarapperuma, forced the Meegahatenna primary school to admit their children.The nine mothers were arrested for threatening and forcing the authorities to admit their children to the school. read more

In second wrapup meeting ever Security Council reviews past months workIn second wrapup meeting ever Security Council reviews past months work

During the meeting, several Council members praised the work of the Colombian presidency for its focus, and highlighted the adoption of two significant texts – a resolution on the Council’s role in the prevention of armed conflict and a presidential statement on the small arms issue. Many recalled the two-day debate on the Middle East, but expressed regret over the absence of specific Council action on what was widely viewed as the deteriorating situation in the region.The month of August, presided over by Colombian Foreign Minister Guillermo Fernandez de Soto and Permanent Representative Alfonso Valdivieso, began with a day-long public debate on small arms, in the wake of the United Nations Conference on the subject in July. Other public meetings during August focused on the situations in Sierra Leone, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liberia and Angola. The Council also heard an open briefing on the situation in Kosovo, as UN personnel and residents prepare for general elections there in November.Foreign Minister Fernandez de Soto said his country had reached the objectives it had set out to achieve during the month-long presidency. These included taking an important step in tackling the issue of illicit small arms trafficking, discussing in depth the conflicts in Africa, working towards a comprehensive solution to the problems facing Afghanistan, and participating in work on reforming the Council itself. France will hold the Council presidency, which rotates among members according to the English alphabetical order, during September. read more

High UN official alarmed at Taliban detention of staff of aid organizationHigh UN official alarmed at Taliban detention of staff of aid organization

“This is the third incident in the last month in which significant members of aid staff have been detained,” Kenzo Oshima, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, said in a statement. “This follows the recent expulsion of IAM international staff and confiscation of tens of thousands of dollars worth of aid supplies, and months of harassment and arrests of international aid workers.”Mr. Oshima appealed to the Taliban “to take tangible steps to assure the security and freedom to operate of all aid workers in accordance with international law,” adding that these detentions without charge could have “serious consequences” on the provision of international humanitarian assistance. “This aid is desperately needed to address extreme suffering caused by war, poverty, human rights abuses, displacement and severe drought,” he said. On 31 August, Secretary-General Kofi Annan issued a statement regarding the treatment by the Taliban of international staff of the same aid organization, warning that the action by the Taliban against the aid community could seriously affect the provision of humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan. read more

Chase Utleys Case For The Hall Of FameChase Utleys Case For The Hall Of Fame

For a 13-year stretch that ended with Wednesday’s trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chase Utley served as the Philadelphia Phillies’ gritty, hard-nosed, tone-setting leader.He grinded out at-bats and played through pain. He was in the starting lineup for the sixth-most victories in franchise history.1Franchise history going back to 1914, when’s database begins. But Utley has only modest traditional statistics — a mere .282 lifetime batting average, to go with only 1,623 hits and 233 home runs. So does he fall into the same category as other plucky middle infielders, such as David Eckstein, whose grittiness was often extolled by sportswriters and mocked by sabermetricians?As we saw with Ben Zobrist, sometimes the analytics adore the most unlikely of players. And Utley’s advanced statistics are great enough to propel him to borderline Hall of Fame status, despite that thin conventional résumé.The metric JAWS,2This stands for “Jaffe WAR Score,” after Sports Illustrated’s Jay Jaffe. for instance, considers Utley to be right on the border of Hall of Fame worthiness. JAWS attempts to put a sabermetric stamp on Hall voting by balancing the number of wins above replacement that a player generated at his peak3Specifically, his best seven seasons. with the amount of WAR he compiled over his entire career, synthesizing the two counts into a single figure. In JAWS creator Jay Jaffe’s conception, a player’s JAWS should then be compared to the average score for current HOF members at the same position, which will theoretically help maintain the existing standard for enshrinement going forward.And by virtue of his peak performance, which ranks eighth of any second baseman in major league history, Utley is only a few WAR shy of that standard. In fact, according to JAWS, Utley’s career has been of roughly the same quality as the great Jackie Robinson’s. It’s been superior to those of HOF second baseman Roberto Alomar and the recently inducted Craig Biggio.If such a lofty placement seems surprising, it’s because Utley is one of the biggest outliers in MLB history when it comes to disparities between JAWS and traditional numbers. When my colleague Harry Enten and I were researching the career of Adrian Beltre,4Another advanced-stat darling whose career might be sold short by the conventional numbers. we looked at the relationship between JAWS and a quartet of metrics5Namely, the Hall of Fame Standards and Monitor tests, as well as the Black Ink and Gray Ink tests. devised by Bill James to measure a player’s conventional HOF qualifications. For most players, the numbers are in sync, but Utley had the third-biggest differential of any qualified player between his real-life JAWS and the JAWS we would predict from James’s metrics.Among the many factors driving the discrepancy is Utley’s all-around excellence, which is sometimes difficult to appreciate without the nuance of advanced metrics. Even more than the versatile Zobrist, Utley has shined in every aspect of the game: hitting (for both power and contact), plate discipline, baserunning and defense. Among second basemen of his era, he’s been the majors’ second-best on offense and its best on defense. Aside from a proneness to injury as Utley entered his early to mid-30s, there were no weaknesses in his game.Even so, it’s extremely unlikely that Utley will ever get anything close to the votes required for the Hall of Fame. Early this season, I attended a Phillies game with a bunch of statisticians who uniformly scoffed when I pointed out Utley’s JAWS-based Hall qualification. If numberphiles like them can’t even get behind Utley’s case, it’s truly a hopeless cause. (Less anecdotally, Utley also falls woefully short of the average Hall of Famer in all of James’s HOF metrics.)But if they ever open a Hall of Fame for sabermetric darlings overlooked by Cooperstown, expect the newest member of the Dodgers to be one of the first players voted in. read more

Yikes Thankfully noone was hurt when this massive boulder smashed through anYikes Thankfully noone was hurt when this massive boulder smashed through an

first_imgTHESE AMAZING PICTURES show the trail of destruction left when a massive boulder was dislodged from a hillside in northern Italy and smashed through a farm below.The huge rock missed the actual house by around a metre, but completely destroyed a barn before coming to rest in the vineyard below.The Trebo family, who live in the house, were unharmed in the landslide, which happened on Tuesday of last week.A Facebook page has been set up to help the family — it’s estimated the damage could cost hundreds of thousands of euro to put right. [All pictures: Markus Hell/AP/Press Association Images]Read: Millionaire asks partner of 30 years to stay on as housekeeper after replacing her with younger womanRead: Weird Wide Web: Bad passwords, printed chocolate and creepy human emojis The boulder on the right is from a much older landslide.A second boulder stopped just at the wall of the house.last_img read more

Asked about the bailout program stagnation Greeks put the blame on EuropeAsked about the bailout program stagnation Greeks put the blame on Europe

first_imgThe survey also touches on the recently reopened discussion on currency. According to the survey, only one in four (26 percent) believes that the currency is at the heart of the country’s financial problems, stating the economic policy implemented as the main cause, by an overwhelming 71 percent.  In its evaluation of the Greek Government respondents seemed divided. When asked about the Government’s handling of the consolidation program 38 percent view it as positive (and 11 percent as very positive), while 27 percent views it negatively (and 19 percent is very negative). Equally, the Government’s work on other areas of public policy affecting citizens’ daily lives, is deemed as positive by 48 percent, while 42 percent denies that positive steps have been taken. 44% believe that the government’s first priority should be to tackle unemployment, while 32 percent prioritise the lift of capital controls and 20% point to the decreasing taxation. The role of opposition parties and their contribution to drag the economy and the society outside the crisis is truly disappointing. 66 per cent of respondents is standing “very negatively” or “negatively” as regards opposition parties stance in domestic politics, whereas 70 percent does not ascribe any positive role on them. After this, it comes as no surprise that, asked on the scenario of snap elections, these are deemed as unnecessary by an overwhelming majority of 66percent. Should such an event occur, Syriza could still win, as support over the party remains high with 20.1 percent, the lowest so far, but still ahead of the opposition party, Nea Dimokratia, which ranks second with 18.5 percent. The communist party, KKE, ranks third with 6.9 percent, followed by the nazi Golden Dawn (6.2 percent), Pasok’s Democratic Alliance (4.5 percent) and the government’s partners, the far-right Independent Greeks risking entry to the Parliament with 3.2 percent. The most alarming finding of the survey is the overwhelming percentage of undecided voters, which ranks higher than any party with 30.7 percent. The undecided voters group has not been this high for the past couple of years, presenting itself as a challenge for all parties on the spectrum. To that end, popularity of PM Alexis Tsipras is noteworthy, especially when compared to his major opponent, ND party head Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who falls short of what his supporters and inner circle would possibly expect. Tsipras is viewed negatively by 30 percent of respondents (with 29 percent in favor). By comparison, all other political leaders are viewed negatively by more than 40 percent; especially Mitsotakis is seen negatively by 47 percent (with 11 percent in favor).   Among a wave of dissent and rising opposition, a new survey paints a rather different picture, showing people remaining largely in support of the current Greek government, believing that it will not enforce additional austerity and putting the blame to the German government creditors, for the recent impasse of the bailout program talks. Issued by ‘Bridging Europe’, a non-partisan international think-tank and communication center committed to advance youth leadership in policy-making, the survey came at a time talks on the conclusion of the second review of the Greek bailout have stalled.  Though Greek economy largely depends on the bailout conclusion, participants do not hold the Greek government – nor the IMF – responsible, putting the blame to the German Government’s severe stance, by an overhelming 67 per cent. According to the same survey (which was conducted between January 31 and February 3, 2017, via telephone interviews and online questionnaire, among 1159 respondents, throughout Greece, proportionally distributed the country’s 13 regions), almost half of the citizens (48 percent) do not believe that the Syriza government will further recede to the creditors’ demands for more austerity, with 30 percent stating they believe that more austerity measures are in order.  A rather significant 44 per cent are optimistic on the future of the Greek economy, stating that in 2018 the country will be able to exit austerity and see an end to the tough fiscal programme implemented for seven years (i.e. eight after conclusion of current bailout).  Nonetheless, 33 percent of respondents does not share this view, while a critical 23 percent remains undecided.    Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Where Theres Tears Theres Hope in Doctor Who FinaleWhere Theres Tears Theres Hope in Doctor Who Finale

first_img This article contains spoilers for “The Doctor Falls,” episode 12 of Doctor Who season 10.Doctor Who is a series of hellos and goodbyes. And it’s (almost) time for goodbye again.This year’s two-part climax—penned by exiting showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by three-time finale helmer Rachel Talalay—indulged fans in some incredible highs and devastating lows.Amidst the (not-so-surprising) return of John Simm’s Master, the transformation of Bill into Cyberman, and the general destruction of a 400-mile-long colony ship, the Doctor still manages to save the day.And all it took was a hilariously phony hunt-and-peck on a control-room keyboard, changing the robots’ algorithm to hunt two hearts as well as one.“I expanded the definition of humanity,” the Time Lord explains to childhood frenemies the Master and Missy, who deflects the oncoming storm with their respective laser screwdriver and sonic umbrella.Missy (Michelle Gomez) and the Master (John Simm) team up for destruction (via BBC)Missy, still grappling with her commitment to become good, and the Master hijack Nardole’s stolen shuttlecraft, hoping to leave an unconscious Doctor behind.But even “doomed to spend an eternal afterlife as a bio-mechanical psycho-zombie,” as Missy so eloquently put it, Bill comes to the rescue.Stuck on a sharecrop on Level 507 (a hidden Easter egg tribute to former showrunner Russell T. Davies, who tended toward “57” as a fake number, according to Moffat), Team TARDIS slowly get back on their feet: Nardole leads the farmers-cum-soldiers in war, the Doctor tends to his wounds, and Bill discovers the truth about herself.Interestingly, for the first time on Doctor Who, the audience gets to glimpse the ostensible “woman behind the mask.”It’s easy to forget that Cybermen, wholly organic humanoids that originated on Earth’s twin planet Mondas, are real people whose bodies were replaced with cybernetic parts and whose brains have been stripped of all emotions.The Doctor and the Master fight over Cyber-Bill (via BBC)But Bill, still learning the ways of the otherworldly, doesn’t know she’s been converted, doesn’t understand why the townspeople are so frightened of her—a chip server from London.Throughout this season, newcomer Pearl Mackie has repeatedly proven herself, playing Bill with so much heart, excitement, and charm that you feel the character’s every emotion—and then some when she finally gets her happy ending.Unlike Moffat and stars Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez, Mackie and the BBC have remained mum about the 30-year-old’s departure from the show.“She doesn’t die,” Moffat promised in an interview with The Fan Show. “She nearly dies. [But] she becomes something else,” leaving the door open to Chris Chibnall (or any future producer) to bring Bill Potts back into the Whoniverse.Bill (Pearl Mackie) has been on some wicked adventures (via BBC)Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, the genius twins have given away their position, essentially inviting hoards of weapons-grade Cybermen to convert hundreds of harmless humans into detached droids.The Doctor, in full action-hero mode, traipses through the woods, reminiscing about past victories—”Telos! Voga! Canary Wharf! Planet 14! Every single time, you lose—even on the moon”—while zapping cyborgs in fiery flashes of glory.In an emotional ending to an otherwise erratic season, our titular warrior takes a seemingly fatal blow, just before returning the favor to the Cybermen; and, fittingly, Missy and the Master stab/shoot themselves in the back.But with a star flaming explosion in his eye, the Doctor is met once more by Bill, who has somehow survived the apocalyptic attack to return him to the TARDIS, where he can rest in peace.Or not.Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor (via BBC)The final hour-long episode injects doses of nostalgia with lines like Missy telling the Master “I loved being you” (the same thing the Tenth Doctor tells the Fifth when they meet in “Time Crash”). And “Without hope, without witness, without reward” (the Twelfth Doctor’s repeated words from “Extremis”).It also recalls the Fourth Doctor’s love of Jelly Babies, various ways the Time Lord has died, and places and planets identified with Cybermen.But anyone (including myself) who hoped the Monks’ alternate reality would actually pay off in the end shouldn’t hold their breath for a shocking return in this year’s Christmas special.What you can expect, however, is the First Doctor (portrayed by David Bradley), the (rumored) return of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and Peter Capaldi’s long-awaited (but heavyhearted) regeneration into a mysterious Thirteenth Doctor.(Could Moffat have hidden a clue to the next actor’s identity in his penultimate script? When Bill’s Cyberman steps forward to fight the approaching enemy, the Master sorely asks “Will the future be all girl?”, to which the Doctor replies, “We can only hope.”)Missed episode 11 of Doctor Who? Check out our recap of “World Enough and Time.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

You can sacrifice your happiness for the team DefoeYou can sacrifice your happiness for the team Defoe

first_imgFor Jermain Defoe being a veteran footballer is sometimes extra difficult because he has days when he has to act like everything is normal36-year-old English forward Jermain Defoe has been around playing professional football since 1999.And as a veteran footballer, he says sometimes is difficult not to be included in AFC Bournemouth’s first squad, but he says he still has to keep calm.“It’s been difficult, it’s not a situation I’ve had to deal with before so at first you get frustrated because you’re not used to it,” he told the club’s official website.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“But at the same time it’s important that I’m professional because there are a lot of young players in the squad that look up to the senior players and I remember when I was younger and if I saw a senior player like that I’d think ‘if he’s doing that then it’s okay’.”“As a senior player you have to conduct yourself in a certain way, sometimes it’s not easy because you’re human and you want to play but you always have to remain positive and professional,” he explained.“You get your moments and your days when you’re down and when that hunger goes I think there’s no point in me playing, to be honest. I’ve always had that, I’ve always wanted to play football. The team is doing well, so that’s the most important thing.”“You can sacrifice your own happiness for the team. I just need to keep training, stay sharp and then see what happens,” he concluded.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos Government Welcomes New StartersTurks and Caicos Government Welcomes New Starters

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 9, 2017 – Providenciales –  The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to welcome its team of new Starters.“Following on from a successful recruitment exercise during the last quarter, we are pleased to welcome our new front line officers within the Road Safety, Fire, Environment and Coastal Resources, Environmental Health, Maritime and Employment Services Department,” stated Deputy Governor, Her Excellency, Anya Williams.“We welcome each and every one of you to the Turks and Caicos Civil Service and hope that you will find your time with us to be a most engaging and productive one.   I encourage you to be professional and devoted to your duties and to strive to be the best employee that you can be.  We look forward to working with you and towards you helping us to build and to continue to improve the civil service.”New Recruits:Conservation OfficersDewandre Smith – GDTCurtis Been – PLSDewandre Smith Fire Officers – PLSRicardo ForbesRoosevelt GlintonRicardo Forbes & Roosevelt Glinton Ministry of Border Control – PLSShequida Williams – Customer Service ClerkPrenell Dean – Labour InspectorIngrid Simons – Case WorkerShequida WilliamsPrenell DeanIngrid Simons Related Items: Maritime DepartmentYasmah Adams-Richards – Administrative OfficerPress Release: TCIGcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Liaison Officers – PLSAshley JenningsAlisa FolkesAlisa FolkesAshley Jennings Environmental Health Officer – PLSTashy ForbesTashy Forbeslast_img read more

Body found west of Vancouver LakeBody found west of Vancouver Lake

first_imgVancouver police are investigating the death of man whose body was found Friday morning by a passerby.At about 11:20 a.m., police responded to the northwest end of Northwest Erwin O. Rieger Memorial Highway, west of Vancouver Lake, after someone walking on a trail reported spotting a body. Emergency crews arrived and found the deceased man.Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crimes Team are investigating. No further details were available.Called about the case on Friday afternoon, police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said she had no more details and that the Major Crimes Unit was out at the scene.last_img read more

Clark County successfully sells troubled propertyClark County successfully sells troubled property

first_imgThird time’s the charm when it comes to Clark County trying to sell a troubled property at auction.The 4.7-acre Amboy property belongs to anti-government activist David Darby, who owed the county more than $25,000 in back property taxes. He refused to pay taxes on the grounds that his status as a “sovereign citizen” with a land patent made him exempt.Darby and other followers of the sovereign citizen movement say they’re answerable only to a specific interpretation of common law and do not recognize most forms of taxation. Darby disputes the state’s authority to allow local jurisdictions to collect property taxes. The county received a high bid of $52,445 on Tuesday, during its third online auction for the property. High bidders for the two previous auctions declined to close deals with the county.John Payne, the county’s deputy treasurer, said the bidder made a payment to the Clark County Treasurer’s Office on Wednesday, and the office is now putting the finishing touches on the sale. The county has until Oct. 16 to issue a deed to the purchaser, at which time the sale will close.The property’s new owner will also have to sign an excise tax affidavit, which Payne said he was confident would happen.Darby has said he doesn’t plan to move from his property and plans to fight a legal ruling allowing the treasurer’s office to sell his property without his consent.last_img read more

MDFR responds to fire inside SW MiamiDade homeMDFR responds to fire inside SW MiamiDade home

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a fire that broke out inside a Southwest Miami-Dade home.Crews worked to control the flames at a house in the area of Southwest 44th Street and 107th Avenue at 10 a.m., Thursday.Officials said there was one person inside the home who was able to evacuate with his dogs.7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where firefighters worked to make their way into the attic of the home.Firefighters could be seen on the roof of the building checking for smoke.Police could also be seen talking to the victim at the edge of the property. He was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.The cause of the fire remains under investigation. last_img read more

Baltimore Mayors ExAide Faces Election Law ChargesBaltimore Mayors ExAide Faces Election Law Charges

first_imgGary Brown Jr. (Photo via, Md. (AP) — The office of the speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates has announced that the swearing-in of a man recently nominated to become a new delegate has been canceled, because he has been charged with making illegal campaign contributions to Baltimore’s mayor.Alexandra Hughes, the speaker’s chief of staff, said the oath-taking ceremony for Gary Brown Jr. was canceled Monday, a day before scheduled.Prosecutors allege Brown, a Democrat who worked on the campaign of Mayor Catherine Pugh, deposited $18,000 in cash into accounts of his mother, stepfather and brother last year and then contributed it in their names to Pugh’s campaign. Pugh took office last month.The maximum allowed by an individual is $6,000.Brown could not be reached for comment. Online court records didn’t list an attorney for him.last_img read more

Labels Streaming Services More Endorse Code of Conduct to Fight Stream ManipulationLabels Streaming Services More Endorse Code of Conduct to Fight Stream Manipulation

first_img Related Stay Longer, Save More at The Plaza New York Experience more and up to 25% off when you extend your stay at The Plaza and savor all that New York City has to offer. Ad by The Plaza NY See More AdChoices The announcement states, “For the first time, nearly the entire industry is coming together to get ahead of this issue and stop illegitimate activity — to declare a heathy music economy is an accurate music market. And most importantly, coming together to agree on the importance of stopping plays on streaming services that do not represent genuine listening.”The full Code can be found here: Below is the full list of coalition members:AmazonAmerican Association of Independent MusicArtist Rights AllianceConcord Music PublishingDeezerIMPALAInternational Artist OrganisationInternational Confederation of Music PublishersInternational Federation of MusiciansInternational Federation of the Phonographic IndustryIndependent Music Publishers International ForumKobalt Music PublishingMerlinMusicnotesNational Music Publishers AssociationRecording AcademyRecording Industry Association of AmericaSony/ATV Music PublishingSony Music EntertainmentSpotifyUniversal Music GroupUniversal Music Publishing GroupWarner Music GroupWorldwide Independent Network Streamers, Asians, V/R, Boost Industry Attendance As Venice Market Kicks Off Popular on Variety center_img Kristen Stewart on ‘Seberg’: ‘It’s Not Hard for Me to Wear My Politics’ It’s safe to assume that as soon as the music industry established streaming charts, people were trying to game them. In fact, at a panel during A2IM’s Indie Week on Tuesday, one panelist stated that 3-4% of all officially counted music audio and video streams are not legitimate.On that note, a coalition of artist organizations — 24 major companies and organizations, including major and independent labels, publishers and digital service providers — today announced their support of a new “Code of Best Practices” aimed at preventing and detecting stream manipulation, as well as mitigating against its effects in the marketplace. Read the Code in the link below.Variety has been contacted by some but not all of the involved parties, who confirmed their participation; Variety has also obtained a copy of an internal memo issued by Sony Music earlier this month outlining similar policies. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

67 Costa Rican municipalities now have ordinances banning GMO crops67 Costa Rican municipalities now have ordinances banning GMO crops

first_imgWith the passage of a new ordinances in the Caribbean slope town of Siquirres and the southern Pacific city of Golfito 82 percent of Costa Rican municipalities have now banned the growth of genetically modified crops.Although municipal governments across the country seem eager to jump on the GMO-free bandwagon, without a national ban the ordinances are not enforceable. GMO projects previously approved by the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry will continue, even in municipalities with bans.  Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

TTF encourages workers to take an Australia Day long weekend holidayTTF encourages workers to take an Australia Day long weekend holiday

first_imgAustralia Day at Sydney Harbour. By Phil Whitehouse from London, UK via Wikimedia CommonsThe Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is encouraging Australians to tap into their massive bank of national annual leave to turn Australia Day into a long weekend holiday getaway.According to Roy Morgan Research, Australians have 123.5 million days in accrued annual leave – that’s an average of 15 days per full-time working Australian.This year Australia Day falls on a Tuesday (26 Jan), which means using an annual leave day on Monday (25 Jan) could allow Australians to create a four day long weekend.“There is nothing more Australian than taking a summer holiday and yet many of us have been hoarding our time off work to the point where we now have over 123.5 million days in accrued annual leave,” said Margy Osmond, TTF CEO.“The TTF summer consumer survey revealed that besides the designated public holidays, 50 per cent of Australians don’t intend to take a break over the summer months.“There is still time to take a much needed break to recharge the batteries before 2016 really kicks in and we’ve got to get back to the grindstone for another year.“It doesn’t have to be an expensive five-star international holiday, a long weekend is a great opportunity to explore the beauty and wonder of our diverse continent at a cost that is affordable for families.“An Australia Day long weekend getaway can come in all shapes and sizes from packing up the car and spending a few days in the regions to flying to the other side of Australia to explore the offerings of another capital city.“If you are thinking about getting away for a few days, our survey shows that three to five nights away is the most popular (28.3 per cent), followed by six to 10 nights (21.7%), one to two nights (16.2 per cent) and a lengthy 11 to 15 nights (10.0 per cent).“Australians living in WA (34.3 per cent), SA (35.7 per cent) and VIC (34.3 per cent) like short trips of one to two nights while NSW (34.5 per cent), QLD (30.1 per cent) and TAS (41.2 per cent) prefer three to five nights away.“The cost of travel (81.3 per cent), accommodation (65.2 per cent) and living expenses (51.3 per cent) are the highest influences on deciding on a holiday destination followed by what there is to see and do (49.3 per cent) and the ease of getting there (43.7 per cent).” Tourism & Transport ForumSource = Tourism & Transport Forum Australialast_img read more

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