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One person arrested others detained during Muskrat Falls dam rally on Parliament

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsAt least one land protector was arrested, and a number of others were detained during a rally on Parliament Hill Monday in opposition to the controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador.Marjorie Flowers, an Inuk woman who travelled to the protest from Happy Valley-Goose Bay Labrador, was handcuffed by the RCMP Monday. She was the only one taken into custody.Flowers was previously jailed for refusing to agree to stay away from the construction site.Labrador’s Jim Learning being escorted by House of Commons security Monday on Parliament Hill. Photo: Annette Francis/APTNA number of other people who joined the rally were detained by House of Commons security staff.Among them were, Eldred Davis from Goose Bay, and Jim Learning, a councillor for the NunatuKavut Community Council which represents Southern Inuit of Labrador.Like Flowers, Davis and Learning were sent to a prison in St. John’s for refusing to stay away from the Muskrat Falls constructions site.They were released along with the other detainees and banned from Parliament Hill for 90 days.“As a law-abiding citizen I expected nothing like that,” said Learning after he was released.Flowers was also released but it is not clear whether she faces any charges.People in the group said they had not given Canada free, prior and informed consent for the Muskrat Falls project.The $12.7-billion dam is nearly complete, but that didn’t stop about 30 people from rallying against the potentially harmful effects of methylmercury poisoning on those living downstream from the project.Angus Andersen, of Nunatsiavut, Labrador, travelled to Parliament Hill on Monday to rally against the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam. Lucy Scholey/APTN“They’re talking reconciliation with First Nations and First people of Canada, yet they’re funding megaprojects like Muskrat Falls and the pipeline in Alberta. So make up your mind. Are you helping us or poisoning us?” said Angus Andersen, of Nunatsiavut who travelled to Ottawa for the rally.The Trudeau government has pledged $2.9-billion in loan guarantees for the mega-dam. That’s in addition to the existing $5-billion loan guarantee from the previous Harper government.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also said he will provide financial support to salvage the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, which increases the flow of diluted bitumen from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C.The crowd tried confronting Trudeau at his office, but security ordered them to leave. They then walked to the front steps of Parliament Hill where they addressed Yvonne Jones, parliamentary secretary to Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett.Jones said it was important for everyone to have their say, while also noting that Bennett previously sat with the Muskrat Falls water protectors to hear their concerns.About 30 people rallied on Parliament Hill against the Muskrat Falls project. A number of people were detained and later released. Photo: Lucy Scholey/APTNAn independent advisory committee recently released a report on how best to mitigate the risk of potential methylmercury poisoning from the Labrador dam. The recommendations include a special fund to guarantee continued access to local food if methylmercury exposures exceed thresholds.A similar day of action against the Muskrat Falls dam also took place in Halifax, St. John’s, Winnipeg, Mississauga and Goose Bay.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

Erdogan to Reveal Details About Khashoggi Killing Tuesday

Rabat – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he plans to reveal “the naked truth” on the killing of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking on Sunday, Erdogan said more details about the case will be revealed in “full detail” Tuesday when Turkey’s ruling party, the AKP, meets in Ankara.On Saturday, after weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia finally admitted that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate, claiming it was a result of a fight which broke out after his arrival on October 2. Erdogan’s remarks signal the first time Turkey’s president has spoken at length publicly about the details surrounding the Khashoggi case. He stated, “We are looking for justice here and this will be revealed in all its naked truth, not through some ordinary steps but in all its naked truth.”Read also: Turkey Searches Belgrad Forest for Evidence in Khashoggi ProbeTurkish officials have previously stated that they believe Khashoggi was killed by a 15-man group of Saudi hit men who flew into Istanbul the same day that Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate. A report by the Middle East Eye claims that after Khashoggi was killed, he was quickly dismembered and at least part of his body was transported out of Istanbul by the same plane which carried the alleged killers back to Riyadh. Security footage from Ataturk Airport shows Maher Abdulaziz Mutrib, an intelligence officer often seen traveling with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), quickly bypassing security with a large bag and boarding a plane with the rest of the 15 men on October 2.Read also: Saudi Arabia Considers Replacing MBS over Khashoggi MurderCNN claims to have security footage of Mustafa Al-Madani, another member of the 15 man group, leaving the consulate in the same clothes that Khashoggi wore when he entered, in an apparent attempt to make it seem as if Khashoggi had left the building alive. More footage later shows Madani, still in Khashoggi’s clothes, walking around the Blue Mosque, one of Istanbul’s largest tourist destinations.Meshal Saad Albostani, a member of the Saudi Royal Air Force, who was positively identified among the the group of 15, was himself killed in a car accident in Riyadh last week.On Saturday, prosecutors in Saudi Arabia stated that they had arrested 18 individuals in connection with the murder of Khashoggi. Speaking to the Financial Times, a Turkish official said the government had successfully “shamed” the Saudis into admitting responsibility for Khashoggi’s death. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Saudi foreign minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubier denied that either MBS or King Salman had ordered the killing of Khashoggi, instead stating the killers were part of a rogue operation. “The individuals who did this did this outside the scope of their authority,” he told Fox News. “There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up. That is unacceptable in any government.”Both MBS and King Salman are said to have called Khashoggi’s eldest son over the weekend to offer their condolences. Erdogan’s plan to reveal more about the Khashoggi case on Tuesday coincides with the start of the Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia. The investment conference has been plagued by high-profile companies, such as Siemens and the New York Times, pulling out amidst the fallout from Khashoggi’s killing.By Josh Babb read more

Thilanga Nishantha Jayantha Mohan submit nominations for SLC polls

The Annual General Meeting and Election of Office Bearers will now be conducted on the 31st May 2018 in compliance with the directive issued by the Minister under the powers vested in him by section 39(1) of the Sports Law No. 25 of 1973 (as amended) on the advice of the Attorney General subsequent to regularization of the appointment of the SLC Elections Committee. (Colombo Gazette) Thilanga Sumathipala, Nishantha Ranatunga, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Mohan de Silva submitted their nominations to contest for the post of President at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board elections.The board elections will take place on 31st May 2018 in compliance with a directive issued by the Sports Minister. Earlier, the Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Cricket for the year 2018 which was due to be held on 19th May 2018 had been postponed. read more

Respect right of persons with disabilities to make their own choices urges

“Respect for the freedom to make choices should be accorded to all persons with disabilities, no matter how much support they need,” said Theresia Degener from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). “People with disabilities, including those with psychosocial or cognitive impairments, must be supported in making decisions, and not have decisions made for them, even when it is thought to be in their ‘best interests’,” she stated in a news release. The Committee noted that while Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities enshrines equal recognition before the law, many such persons are denied legal capacity, often on the basis of mental capacity assessments, and are deprived of fundamental rights such as the right to vote and the right to marry and found a family.There is a general misunderstanding of States’ obligations under the Convention and a failure to recognize the importance of “supported decision-making,” said the Committee. Instead, “substituted decision-making,” where others make choices on the person’s behalf, remains common – for example under guardianship regimes or through the use of mental health laws that permit forced treatment. The Committee has issued a detailed reading of Article 12 to clarify States’ obligations, in which it underscores the position that States are obliged to provide persons with disabilities with the broad range of support they may need to make decisions that have legal effect. “Support in the exercise of legal capacity must respect the rights, will and preferences of persons with disabilities,” stated the 18-member body, which monitors States’ implementation of the Convention.The panel recognizes that it is not always possible to determine exactly what an individual wants, but in these cases decisions should be made on the “best interpretation of their will and preference,” rather than basing choices on what they regard as the “best interests” of the person.The Committee also noted that “supported decision-making” is closely tied to accessibility of services, information and communication, set out under Article 9 of the Convention.In this regard, the Committee details the importance of accessibility in allowing persons with disabilities to enjoy and realise their human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with others. Persons with disabilities face many barriers, and so “it is important that accessibility is addressed in all its complexity, encompassing the physical environment, transportation, information and communication, and services,” it noted. Goods, products and services provided to the public, the Committee stressed, must be accessible to all, regardless of whether they are owned and/or provided by a public authority or by a private enterprise.All new goods, products, facilities, infrastructure, technology and services should be designed to be fully accessible by persons with disabilities. States should also set definite timeframes for and allocate adequate resources towards removing existing barriers. Austerity measures are no excuse for failing to ensure gradual accessibility for persons with disabilities, the Committee added. read more

Ohio State mens soccer team shuts out Louisville 10

OSU junior forward Yaw Amankwa (23) attempts a shot during a game against Louisville on Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Breanna Williams / Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team concluded its three-game home stand with a shutout victory over Louisville.The Buckeyes improve to 3-4-2 overall, while the Cardinals fall to 4-3-3 on the season.Playing in wet, rainy conditions, the first half of the game started slow for both teams.OSU senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson took the first shot attempt of the game in the first minute at about 20 yards out, but his shot went wide of the net.Louisville earned three corner kicks in the ninth minute, but the Buckeyes were not phased, as redshirt senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer saved two of the kicks.OSU earned its first corner kick of the game in the 20th minute, but the ball was cleared away.The Scarlet and Gray were given another chance at corner kicks in the 24th minute, but were not successful in its execution, keeping the game scoreless.In the 37th minute, Culbertson was given another chance at a score with a feed from junior forward Danny Jensen. However, Culbertson did not find any success in his shot.In the final minutes of the first half, OSU senior midfielder and co-captain Zach Mason attempted a header but the ball hit just outside the near side of the net.Neither team managed to find the back of the net in the first half, leaving the game scoreless heading into the second half.After a slow start in the first half, the Buckeyes decided to make some changes that eventually worked in their favor.“We decided to switch and play low pressure defense and sit in a little bit and frustrate them,” OSU coach John Bluem said.The switch in the Buckeyes’ defense started to show immensely as OSU managed to continue to keep Louisville at bay while opening up more offensive chances for themselves. Jensen fired up the Buckeyes when he broke through with the first goal of the game in the 55th minute with a header assisted by senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle. Jensen’s score was his second goal of the season and his 11th of his career. “Liam played a left-footed ball from the right side so I knew it would be headed toward the keeper,” Jensen said. “I was lucky enough to get a header on it and it found the back if the net.”The Buckeyes managed to keep the Cardinals from notching a goal in the final 35 minutes, claiming a 1-0 victory.Overall, shots were 9-7 in favor of the Buckeyes, while OSU also held a 7-6 lead in corners.With the two saves to preserve his second consecutive shutout, Froschauer improved to 3-4-2 on the season. The Union, Kentucky, product has kept a clean sheet in all three of his victories.The Buckeyes are next scheduled to hit the road to resume Big Ten play against Michigan State at 1 p.m. on Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan. read more

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South Carolina And Oregon Took Unlikely Roads To The Final Four

Oregon was supposed to be doomed by Chris Boucher’s season-ending knee injury. South Carolina wasn’t supposed to go deep into the tournament, especially after the Gamecocks lost their first game in the SEC tournament, a quarterfinal matchup. So how’d these two programs end up in the Final Four? In the video above, FiveThirtyEight sports editor Chadwick Matlin walks us through their journeys and talks about just how improbable they’ve been.

Historic England issues objection to aggressive Manchester scheme backed by Gary Neville

first_imgAn “aggressive” multi million-pound development in Manchester city centre backed by Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville will “damage the city’s historic core”, a Government heritage agency has warned.Historic England issued an objection to Manchester City Council over The St Michael’s scheme, saying its design – featuring two skyscrapers – will dwarf some of the best buildings in the country and involve the demolition of an important pub.The former Manchester United stars said the development would deliver “the biggest statement in architecture” the city has seen in modern times and promised to create 1,000 jobs when they unveiled the plans. Artist’s impression: St Michael’s Square, Manchester, as envisioned by the Neville-Giggs plansCredit:PA/PA  The development was designed by Make Architects, which has delivered some of the most prominent buildings in the country.Speaking at Manchester Town Hall in July former England full-back Neville, 41, said he wanted the development to become the new landmark in the city.Neville, who is director of Jackson’s Row Developments, said: “Our vision is to deliver the biggest statement in architecture and development that Manchester has seen in modern times.”  Manchester skyscrapers The former Bootle Street police station in Manchester, one of the buildings affected by former England star Gary Neville's multi million-pound plans Historic England said the design, height and colour of the development on Jackson’s Row will dominate the Deansgate and Peter Street conservation area and “dwarf the nationally-important” Central Library and “Grade I listed Town Hall”.Meanwhile an online petition to save the Abercromby pub – said to be the inspiration for the pub in BBC’s Life On Mars – has over 4,500 supporters. Catherine Dewar, Historic England’s planning director for the north west, said: “We are deeply concerned about how this scheme would affect some of Manchester’s most precious heritage. An artist’s impression show the view from the planned skyscrapersCredit:PAcenter_img The former Bootle Street police station in Manchester, one of the buildings affected by former England star Gary Neville’s multi million-pound plansCredit:Danny Lawson/PA Wire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “It would have an impact on people’s appreciation and experience of the stunning town hall and library but it would also erase different layers of this area’s history, irreparably damaging the special character of the surrounding conservation area.”A dynamic city like ours needs to fully embrace development but this scheme is not good enough to justify the damage it would cause to the streets around the site and to the setting of the city’s most important buildings and spaces.”It threatens Manchester with the loss of historic places that have soul and tell important stories about our city’s past.” However Historic England said the city “deserves better” and their application “shows how aggressively the proposed buildings would jar against the grand civic buildings which define this part of Manchester”.The 700,000 sq ft scheme includes a 200-bed five-star hotel, 153 apartments, 135,000 sq ft of Grade A offices and a synagogue.The site will also include 30,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, including two new sky bars/restaurants, in the 31-storey Number One St Michael’s, while Number Two St Michael’s will be a 21-storey office tower. An artist's impression show the view from the planned skyscraperslast_img read more

Revealed The cheapest airlines for your favourite holiday destinations

first_imgThe London to New York route has become a battleground for airlinesCredit:Zsolt Hlinka/Zsolt Hlinka Travellers looking to visit Delhi soon should note that Turkish Airlines offered the cheapest average price for a return in 2016 of £383, compared to £497.Budget travellers in the UK could soon have another low-cost option for trips to Delhi at their disposal, however. Scoot is looking to start flights from Manchester to Delhi and Mumbai for around £310 next year. Meanwhile, SpiceJet and IndiGo, India’s two biggest no-frills airlines, are reportedly planning direct routes to Gatwick. The London to New York route has become a battleground for airlines Its flights to Cancun and Jamaica were also priced well below the average airline fare, with a return flight with Thomson from London to Cancun costing an average of £151 less, while one from London to Jamaica, cost £179 less.It may not be the first airline you would think of going to when booking a long-haul trip, but “go further, pay less” is one of Thomson’s advertising messages and its website currently offers deals on flights to beach destinations including Goa in India, Phuket in Thailand, and Phu Quoc in Vietnam. The cheapest flights to Rome last year came from Ryanair A savvy traveller could fly to Cancun with Thomson and tour the more unspoilt parts of the Yucatan from there Ryanair was revealed as offering the lowest average return fares to Berlin, Madrid and Rome, while Norwegian was cheapest to Barcelona and Reykjavik.Surprisingly, the lowest prices on average for a return to Paris came from Transavia, a little-known budget Dutch airline. When travelling to Singapore, Air China had the most affordable fares in 2016. But its average economy seat price of £427 could well be undercut further in the next month, as Norwegian is launching a new route between Gatwick and Singapore with fares that it says will start at £360. In Europe, Ryanair and Norwegian provided the cheapest return flights, on average, to many of Telegraph readers’ favourite cities. center_img A savvy traveller could fly to Cancun with Thomson and tour the more unspoilt parts of the Yucatan from there Budget carriers are expanding their networks to fly passengers further than ever before, but do they always offer the cheapest fares?In short, no. New routes to long-haul destinations, including San Francisco and New York, for example, hit the headlines recently with their low lead-in prices, but with air fares constantly changing, the most attractive tickets can be hard to track down on the dates required. The routes were a mix of services starting in either London or Edinburgh.The results showed that the biggest average saving travellers could have made was £252 on a flight from London to Mauritius, flying with Thomson Airways. The average price for this route was £762 in 2016, but Thomson sold return fares for an average of £510.In fact Thomson, according to Skyscanner figures, was the provider of the cheapest flights to a number of key winter sun destinations. Flying to San Francisco with WOW air might have saved you a sizeable sum last year, the results showed, with a WOW fare (£528 return) costing £185 less than the average fare in 2016 (£713 return) on the London to San Francisco route.New York has been something of a battleground of late for airlines competiting to offer the cheapest return seats from the UK. However, it turns out that American airline Delta fought off international competition over the course of the year to provide the cheapest average return fare (£409, compared to an average overall fare of £457).Yet British Airways is apparently more concerned about beating the prices Norwegian Air offers to New York. To bring down its fares it will begin flying reconfigured Boeing 777s that hold an extra seat per row from Gatwick to New York next summer. The cheapest flights to Rome last year came from Ryanair Which airlines, then, offered the cheapest return fares to popular destinations, on average, in 2016?Research conducted by the flight comparison site Skyscanner for Telegraph Travel and Which? Magazine, found that low-cost airlines really are challenging traditional long-haul carriers on price – just not to every destination.We took 20 popular routes where budget carriers are attempting to undercut their rivals and took an average of the fare price for a return journey across the whole of last year, based on search results supplied by Skyscanner.last_img read more

Rumored Nexus 5 photos pop up on FCC website

first_imgNow that Apple’s had their day on stage it’s time to go back to the seemingly endless torrent of leaks from competing smartphones. Google’s Nexus phones are just about due for a refresh, and it’s looking more and more like the LG D820 is the next Nexus phone.The backing of this phone looks identical to the one shown accidentally in Google’s KitKat statue shown last week. The phone is missing the Nexus branding on the back, and there’s an odd little glossy square at the top of the device, but this isn’t meant to be a commercial version of the phone.This new Nexus has the same basic shape as the previous model, though it appears to be slightly larger overall. The matte backing will be a huge deal to those fed up with the glass backing of the Nexus 4, but the front of the phone is strikingly similar.Outside of the strangely large camera area on the back of the phone, there’s not much else to tell about this phone yet. It’s got the volume and power rockers exactly where you’d expect, with a larger bottom bezel with what is likely another notification light. When the phone launches it will be the first device to run Android 4.4, which will be great as soon as anyone knows what that means and how it will be different from Android 4.3.Google’s last Nexus launch was marred by early depleted stock and abysmal restocking times, much like the recent Chromecast launch. Whatever they announce, and whenever they announce it, hopefully they have these sales issues sorted. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY N5 frontN5 frontN5 sideN5 topN5 Bottomnexus5-fcclast_img read more

Patriots Coach Ditches Microsofts Surface Pro for Paper

first_imgNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick probably has 99 problems, but a tablet ain’t one. At least not anymore because he’s done with the Surface Pro.You’d think a conference call with the media that started off with the announcement of your grandson’s birth would maybe maintain a positive tone. Belichick is, however, a pretty intense guy and he couldn’t keep a lid on his rage over the frustrating IT situation on the sidelines.There’s some history here. Back in January, the Pats had serious issues with their Surface tablets during a game. Just the Patriots. The Denver Broncos’ tablets kept right on working. Though most of the complaints were fired directly at the Surface Pros, the problem was ultimately determined to be the on-field WiFi.But, hey, it’s a new season, so Belichick gave them another shot. He tried. He really did, but now he’s done.“I just can’t take it anymore,” a frazzled Belichick told reporters. There’s always some piece of technology causing issues on the sidelines, he said. When you read through his entire five-and-a-half-minute rant it’s pretty clear that it’s not just the Surface Pro he’s pissed at. It’s everything high-tech that he and the Patriots staff have to deal with.There’s the headsets the coaches wear, which after 13 years of bearing the Motorola logo switched in 2014 to Bose. Belichick seems to have at least as much beef with the communication system as he does with the tablets themselves, saying that comms “fail on a regular basis.”WEBN-TV / FlickrThen there’s the troubleshooting process. Because there are so many different systems and pieces of equipment involved, it’s very difficult to pinpoint problems on the sideline when they pop up. That makes the life of the Pats’ IT guy very difficult, particularly when the league, Belichick says, only gives the team their gameday gear a couple hours before kickoff.“I’m done with tablets,” Belichick said, adding “they’re just too unpredictable for me.” He’s trading JPEGs and video for nice, reliable printed pictures. At least until the Patriots’ printer fails on them during the game.last_img read more

Garage fire displaces family of five in east Vancouver

first_imgA fire broke out in an east Vancouver home’s garage before noon Sunday, but firefighters were largely able to keep flames from getting into the home’s living areas.The Vancouver Fire Department responded to the call, from 3329 N.E. 124th Ave., at about 11:20 a.m.There, they found a two-car garage fully involved in flames, department spokesman Pete Adams said.The home is on a flag lot, so firefighters had to run more than 200 feet of hose down a narrow driveway to the house, he said.It took 21 firefighters about 20 minutes to bring the fire, which heavily damaged the garage, under control, Adams said.The fire didn’t make its way inside the house from the attached garage, but there was some smoke damage to the inside, he said.No one was injured. Adams said the Red Cross responded to help the occupants as needed, and the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the fire.The Red Cross said two adults and three children were displaced by the fire.last_img read more

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Klopp hopes Van Dijk keeps up his good form at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes Virgil van Dijk keeps up the good performances after their 2-0 win against Wolves on FridayThe Dutch centre-back found the net for the first time in the Premier League for Liverpool to hand them a 2-0 victory at Wolves after Mohamed Salah’s opener.The result ensures Liverpool will be top for Christmas regardless of the outcome of today’s match between second-place Manchester City and Crystal Palace.Van Dijk has been a part of Liverpool’s unbeaten start in the league this season and has earned praise from the likes of Rio Ferdinand for his exploits.And Klopp hopes Van Dijk’s good form will continue.“I have no problem talking about individual performances, we do this constantly – but to the players, to the specific players,” said Klopp on the club website.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“He is in a good moment, he is very important for us and hopefully he can stay like this.“The work-rate, in general, is just outstanding. I love the boy, but the two in front of him [Fabinho and Henderson], what they have to cover, they have to run much more to make life halfway comfortable for the centre-halves, so they did well.“Dejan [Lovren] as well, playing after he had not a perfect pre-season and all that stuff, but now having game after game and that’s all good.“Without that, we don’t have a chance. We won, deserved, and Virg played a proper part in that.”Liverpool, who lead the Premier League by four points from City, will next take on Newcastle on Wednesday.last_img read more

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First ever cannabis job fair sponsored by state of California

first_img Dan Plante, Posted: January 26, 2018 First ever cannabis job fair sponsored by state of California 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMost people thought this day would never come, a day when the state of California is putting on a job fair for the marijuana business.It’s only been legal for less than a month, but it’s the fastest growing business in California and the state actually wants to help people get involved.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with the story. Dan Plante January 26, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Marijuana FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Autopsy Report Youtuber McSkillet didnt try to avoid fatal I805 crash

Autopsy Report: Youtuber ‘McSkillet’ didn’t try to avoid fatal I-805 crash Posted: October 12, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Updated: 7:55 PM 123456 , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Show Caption Hide Caption SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An autopsy report released by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office Friday detailed the mental state of a popular Youtuber known as McSkillet before a fiery wrong-way crash on Interstate 805 that left himself and two others dead.Trevor Heitmann, 18, died on August 23 after crashing his McLaren while driving the wrong-way over 100 miles per hour on I-805 in University City.Related story:  18-year-old YouTube star ‘McSkillet’ identified as McLaren driver in fatal I-805 crashCalifornia Highway Patrol reported that Heitmann did not appear to attempt to avoid the northbound vehicle he collided with, the autopsy report detailed.The other vehicle was a Hyundai van occupied by 43-year-old Aileen Pizarro and her 12-year-old daughter Aryana, who were both killed in the crash.Related Story: Celebration of life held for mother, daughter killed in 805 crashHeitmann had no alcohol or drugs in his system and had no history of mental illness or depression, according to the report.No suicide type notes were found.According to the Medical Examiner’s report, Heitmann died of multiple blunt force injuries and his vehicle disintegrated on impact.In the days prior to the crash, Heitmann began showing behavior suggestive of mania. He told his mother on August 21 that he had driven 150 mph in a 25 mph zone.Related story: Dwayne Johnson shares heartfelt message with wrong-way crash victim’s familyHis father asked him what he thought would happen if the police ever caught him. Heitmann responded that “neither police nor their bullets could hurt him,” the autopsy report said.On August 23, the 18-year-old’s parents requested San Diego Police to perform a psychiatric evaluation on their son, but police couldn’t because he had not broken any laws.Later that morning, Heitmann broke into sobs and said he was having a “breakdown,” then retired to his bedroom and slept for about four hours. When he awoke, he continued behaving irrationally and announced that he “had to go,” according to the autopsy report.On the day of the crash. Heitmann’s parents blocked his vehicles with their own to prevent him from driving the McLaren. Heitmann rammed his parent’s car with the McLaren to get out of the driveway, according to the report.At that point, the teen drove a few blocks to Ashley Falls Elementary School, where he smashed his car through a gate and accelerated onto the grounds of the campus near groups of shocked students, according to the CHP and San Diego police.Heitmann then pulled to a stop, got out of the car and smashed a window on a school building before getting back into the McLaren and speeding away, witnesses told authorities. About 30 minutes later the fiery I-805 crash occurred.Heitmann was well-known on Youtube under the name McSkillet, making videos about the online game “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.” He specialized in content about “skins” in the game, which are customized versions of in-game weapons.Late last year, Valve, the developer of the game, banned all of Heitmann’s accounts related to the franchise due to concerns over its use by bettors. The move resulted in significant monetary losses to the San Diego teen, Vpesports.com reported. Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption October 12, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Show Caption Hide Caption read more

Face Up Online Petersens Hunting

first_img All that said, I really like this cover a lot, and congratulate the editors and visual team for creating such a smart, remarkable departure from their previous work. Regardless of any flaws, this cover is imaginative and graphic, and shows a passion both for rugged magazine-making and the content inside. More importantly, I think that the typography and design on the cover, separate from the brilliant image, is a little too delicate and under-baked. The light, thin type seems at odds with the overall message of the magazine. I’d prefer to see some bolder, huskier, aggressive typography to match the cover photograph. For that matter, I really miss the old Hunting logo, which was replaced by the current one several years ago. It was very distinctive, had a lot of character and it bounded off the cover. The new logo looks out of place and to my eye would fit better on one of those “intellectual foodie” magazines. The April/May cover created by art director Tim Neher is very modern and artful, the kind of design and image one would expect to see on one of the “intellectual foodie” magazines that are mentioned in the cover story, or even someplace like New York magazine. The white background, the shiny, high-detail photograph, and the sophisticated typography all combine for an arresting cover that jumps off every platform. I do question to what extent the bulk of Hunting’s readers will appreciate this very contemporary design. My own experience with enthusiast magazines is that their readers tend towards very traditional approaches to content and imagery. I assume that the guns and game style of previous Hunting magazines is popular with their readers, and I’ll be very curious to hear the response to this cover. 1. a portrait of a high-tech hunting rifle; 2. a photo of a wild animal, generally a buck, bear or wolf; 3. a rugged dude with a gun and dead game. In fact, as I looked back at past issues, I couldn’t find another cover of Hunting that didn’t feature a gun or an animal. I have a couple criticisms of the cover typography. First and foremost, Hunting has an unorthodox habit of using the cover image to obscure a good chunk of their cover headlines. They do it here, and have done it previously on the March 2014 “Predator Rifle” and September 2013 “Big Game Forecast” issues. Now, I’m all for pushing the envelope on covers, but I tend to want to see the headlines full and complete for the most effective reading. I also have some beef with one of the secondary headlines, “Grilling Skills That Will Kill in Camp.” Generally I think it’s never a good idea to reference cooked meat and dying in the same thought, but a bigger problem is that the story is actually a gear guide, with the much funnier and better headline inside “Grills Gone Wild.” There may be a grilling tip or two, but to be accurate, as the editors say in the story’s subhead, they “field-tested the hottest grills on the market.” Interestingly, recent covers from competitors also feature close-up still life photographs. The April 2014 Field & Stream shows a huge fish head (“Catch Giant Fish” is the cover headline), and the May 2014 Outdoor Life features a large ax, accompanied by a headline that reads “Great Blade Skills.” Both covers have a nice mix of headline styles, color and supporting graphics that are much more energetic and engaging that those on the Hunting cover. The cover headline is “Join the Meat Eater Revolution,” with a smart and effective underline that highlights a very interesting story about how foodies, chefs and TV food shows are expanding hunting to a new, younger audience. Like the story inside, the cover seems designed to expand Hunting’s reach to a new group of readers. Traditional Hunting covers fall into three categories: The April/May 2014 cover of Petersen’s Hunting magazine is a big departure for the popular outdoor publication. It features a striking photograph by Lee Thomas Kjos that is a sleek, graphic image of a raw slab of game meat stuck with a hunting knife, held by a manly, blood-covered hand. There’s so much testosterone on this cover that I can feel the hair growing on my chest (and other places). I love it! For added graphic effect the meat is dripping blood, and the hand is covered with hair from the kill. I have to admit upfront that I don’t eat meat, so the cover holds no emotional or tasty appeal for me. But it certainly is one of the more memorable, provocative and ground-breaking outdoor magazine covers in recent memory. Regular readers of Face Up know that I’m obsessed by old school magazine design. Any discussion of outdoors and hunting magazines would not be complete without a mention of the covers of Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Field & Stream and others from the early days of the 1900s up to about 1960. During that time the covers of those magazines usually featured beautiful, elegant illustrations, done in a suitable-for-framing style. And then there were the men’s adventure magazines, which featured heart-stopping images of real men battling nature. There are numerous websites out there now that display these vintage covers, and offer reproductions for sale. Two that I spend way too much time visiting are Magazine Art and Classic Outdoor Magazines.last_img read more

Astronomers watched a neutron star glitch and cant yet explain it

first_img Share your voice A pulsar is a rapidly spinning star that, from Earth, appears to “pulse” with light. Makes sense. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center You remember that part in the (now 20-year-old) film The Matrix where Neo looks at a black cat and then seconds later, he sees the same black cat again? And he’s all like “I just had deja vu but it’s OK” but it’s actually not OK at all? Well, as if providing evidence that we, too, exist in the Matrix, a team of international astronomers has been watching the rapidly spinning corpse of a star — and while they were watching, they saw it “glitch.”While there’s no definitive evidence that we live in a simulation (sorry, Elon Musk), astronomers are puzzled by this glitch, a phenomenon they’ve known about for the past 50 years but still haven’t quite worked out. A study, published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, specifically looks at the Vela pulsar, a type of neutron star. It’s one of the best-known pulsars in the sky and also the brightest. In 2016, astronomers recorded the glitch in Vela, and the new research, led by Gregory Ashton of Monash University in Australia, puts that glitch under the microscope, detailing how it came about and what led to it. Ashton said the glitch gives researchers “a unique opportunity to peer inside these objects and understand what is going on.”To understand why it’s such a big deal, we have to understand what a pulsar really is.A neutron star is one of the final stages of a star’s life. After a star collapses, goes supernova and explodes, a neutron star is the small leftover remnant in its place — and it’s super weird. A neutron star has the same mass as our sun, but it’s all wrapped up in a much smaller physical space of about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter. Those two features make it one of the densest objects in the universe. The star is also rapidly spinning — in the case of the Vela pulsar, it rotates about 10 times every second. NASA’s Parker Probe: Everything you need to know about… 5:09 Sci-Tech “As the neutron star rotates, it emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation, like a lighthouse,” Ashton said. “This lighthouse sweeps out and, if it passes of the Earth, is recorded by radio astronomers.”Those pulses of electromagnetic radiation give the pulsar its name, and we can pick up the intermittent signal down here on Earth.”Gradually, the stars slow down due to torques in much the same way that if you turn a bike over and spin the wheel, it will gradually slow down due to friction of the bearings,” Ashton explained. But every now and again the pulsars glitch and don’t slow down. Instead, they speed up. Ashton said this effect is small but detectable and these glitches aren’t new. However, on this occasion, a team at the University of Tasmania were able to record this event as it happened in 2016.Ashton’s team reanalyzed the data gathered by the previous study and confirmed the glitch, showing Vela did speed up and then settled into a spin.They also found one utterly perplexing result: The neutron star experienced an unexpected slowdown slightly before it spun back up. They dub this a precursor “antiglitch,” just to make things a little more confusing. Ashton posits one theory, that the slowing down itself may be the cause of the glitch but ultimately, the team is still unsure how this might occur.”There are a great many mysteries surrounding neutron stars, including why they glitch in the first place,” Ashton said. “While we have had 50 years to figure this out, we still do not have a conclusive answer. We hope with this work that we have opened up a new avenue and sparked some new ideas.”Ashton says an undergraduate student will reanalyze the details of the event in a new way, which he hopes will untangle the story. For now, I’m taking that as good news: We aren’t living in a simulation and we didn’t just see a glitch in the Matrix.I hope. Commentscenter_img Now playing: Watch this: 6 What is a black hole? The universe’s dark, mysterious monsters 16 Photos Tagslast_img read more

Old guard content to watch new generation of mushers take reins of

first_imgCurrently, the top of the Iditarod leader-board is filled out with younger mushers, most of them in their 20s and 30s — the race’s up-and-comers.Listen nowMitch Seavey is the only former champion among the top-20 teams.Most of the sport’s titans are way further back, if they’re still running at all.Many esteemed members of mushing’s old guard are content to watch a new generation inherit the mantel.Usually along the trail, Jeff King has a giant tub of animal crackers. But right now in Unalakleet, surrounded by bags of snacks, he’s liberally enjoying a bag of candy.“I’m eating a couple of peanut butter cups by Reese’s, before I go up to the community center,” King said.Jeff King bringing water to his team in Galena during the 2017 Iditarod. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)King has won the Iditarod four times, among innumerable other distinctions in a sport he’s helped define for decades. But his drive to win is diminished.“My motto has been, ‘I’m gonna get there as fast as I can without rushing,’” King said. “I just need sleep now I didn’t used to need, or at least I’m not willing to go without to keep up with these yayhoo’s. I’m not physically up to it.”As he watches younger mushers stress over minutes lost in their scramble to win, King doesn’t feel envy.Instead, it’s causing him to re-examine a notorious reputation for competitiveness that came at the expense of much else.“There’s even part of me on the Yukon watching these guys go, why are you and why did I used to feel so compelled to get my dogs to Nome faster than your dogs,” King said. Who really gives a rip?”Instead, King is approaching the race more philosophically, and compares racing his dog-team a thousand miles to his mother growing heirloom tomatoes.“You don’t rush it. You plant it, you nurture it, you care for it, and then you monitor the fruit,” King said. “In this case the fruit is the energy and athleticism of the dogs. But you don’t pick the fruit until its ready.”What King means is that he isn’t going to push his dogs or himself for the sake of race position.King sang a similar tune last year when, early in the race, he was solidly in the middle of the pack, yet sprinted down the coast and seized 11th place.Though King has kept a comfortable pace this year, he’s looking forward to speeding down the next few hundred miles. He insists it has nothing to do with winning. It’s just fun to do when you’ve got a gang-line full of ripe tomatoes.Martin Buser poses with a fan in Unalakleet during the 2017 Iditarod. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)A single spot ahead of King is one of his main competitive rivals: Martin Buser, a four-time champion. He’s just finished a baggie of muktuk given to him as a gift, and is on the way inside for a nap.“Hahahaha. It wasn’t any faster than the Yukon,” Buser said, chuckling while describing his slog over the portage into Unalakleet. “Everything feels like going in slow motion this year.”Buser is upbeat, but there are notes of melancholy. He’s had a little bit of fun this year, but after years of jockeying for first place he says its frustrating to have a good team, solid strategy, and familiar routines, yet still be just barely in the top 30.“It’s just part of the game,” Buser said.” One of the trials and tribulations we have to overcome.”Buser and King haven’t said anything about not running future Iditarods.But that isn’t the case for DeeDee Jonrowe, one of mushing’s most vibrant celebrities. She announced a while back that she’d be retiring from competition, then scratched early in this year’s race.“My personal health had gotten to the point where dog care could possibly be compromised,”Jonrowe said. “That’s not who I am, that’s not who I want to be. And quite frankly I think I could have been a burden.”Jonrowe flew to Unalakleet to stay with friends, greet peers at the checkpoint, and start enjoying the race from a new vantage point.“I thought it could possibly be kind of sad, wishing I was on a team,” Jonrowe said. “It is not. It feels good on this end.”Jonrowe said she’d like to spend the next few Iditarods as a volunteer at the checkpoint in Unalakleet.last_img read more

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Harris Countys Recovery School To Help Students Struggling With Addiction

first_imgDavis LandOfficials, including Harris County Department of Education Superintendent James Colbert and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, break ground on Fortis Academy.Harris County is constructing a new school designed to keep kids sober after they leave rehab. The school, called Fortis Academy, will open during the 2017-2018 school year.A school that helps students struggling with addiction isn’t new — there are many throughout the country — but most are private. Harris County’s new Fortis Academy is one of a handful to be formed as a fully public school. Harris County Department of Education Superintendent James Colbert said he hopes that Fortis Academy will allow students from low-income backgrounds to access a resource normally reserved for those with the ability to pay for an expensive tuition.Colbert said the school is for recovery, not punishment, so students will work with addiction counselors and participate in culinary arts classes and a ropes course to keep them active.“We know that our kids are kinesthetic learners,” Colbert said. “They need to be active, they cannot sit in a room all day when they’re struggling with the issues of addiction.”Colbert said the school will be funded with subsidies from property taxes and money from school districts that send students to Fortis Academy.  Sharelast_img read more

NASA Made an EmDrive and It Works But We Still Dont Know

first_img Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images There’s a new engine that might just might, be able to propel humanity to the stars. It’s called the EmDrive. You might have heard about it not too long ago when some physicists managed to generate thrust seemingly out of nothing — defying the physical law of conservation of momentum.But now physicists at NASA’s Eagleworks laboratory have confirmed the result… sort of. In a peer-reviewed paper, researchers at the Eagle Laboratory did find that they were able to generate positive thrust with their own EmDrive, but in the opposite direction they expected… so… what’s going on?The truth is that no one quite knows for sure. And before we go much further, it’s worth noting that any respectable scientist will tell you that science is always incomplete. And, more importantly, those extraordinary results require extraordinary evidence. So this isn’t conclusive by any means. So far, all we know is that there’s nothing egregiously wrong with the experiments NASA’s conducted. We are aware, for example, that their latest tests were done in a vacuum to account for any interference from the atmosphere, and we know that they measured something, but right now, it’s too early to say exactly what that is.There isn’t any concrete hypothesis to explain how the EmDrive works, but right now; there’s some speculation that the thrust is from Pilot Wave Theory, a sparsely-supported hypothesis that suggests particles can push off of the vacuum of space. If Pilot Wave is accurate, then it’d upset a good chunk of quantum theory too because it treats particles as discrete objects instead of probability fields.Credit: NASAEven the Eagleworks lab stated that there could be nine possible sources for error. The team of researchers tries to discount what they can, but there’s still nothing that’s absolutely concrete. Plus, the machine the team created only generates 1.2 millinewtons/kilowatt. For reference, that’d be like a powerful gaming PC under load generating the same force as a few popcorn kernels in your hand. That’s still more than 100 times better than a solar sail, another fairly plausible option for interstellar travel, but definitely a far cry from anything you’d see in sci-fi.The drive’s inventor, Roger Shawyer, believes that the device works as a result of a radiation pressure differential due to special relativity. That could work, but the team at Eagleworks cautions that there’s no currently known physical explanation that accounts for everything they observed.And that matters a lot more than you might think. Right now, the EmDrive really can put a dent in all of modern physics (and to a degree, physicists would love this, because it’d give them a lot more work to do). It’s a reactionless drive, so far as we can tell (and assuming that none of the nine possible issues with the experimental design hold). That means it not only defies Newton’s Third Law (i.e. conservation of momentum and the foundation of rocket science), but that significant chunks of modern, Einsteinian physics might be totally wrong.So… where does that leave us? If I were a betting man, I’d still say the EmDrive doesn’t quite work. I’d say that there’s some error or combination of them that keeps the drive from actually producing thrust without a “Newtonian push.” I could be wrong, but again the weirder the result, the more skeptical you should be. And the reality is that right now, the EmDrive appears to work, but no one really quite knows how. There are some hypotheses, but the fact that even the creator, Rover Shawyer would have expected a different result is unusually telling. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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