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Kate Moss Features In Hear The World Calendar

first_imgKate Moss, Lana Del Rey and Tobey Maguire are just three of the many celebrities to be pictured in expressive photographs for the 2014 Hear The World calendar.They have all been captured on camera by photographer Bryan Adams, posing with one hand behind the ear – the Hear the World pose synonymous with conscious hearing. The striking images help to raise awareness of the importance of good hearing and the consequences of hearing loss.All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to the Hear the World Foundation, which runs a global campaign to help people in need as a result of a hearing loss. The calendar will be available to buy in a limited edition from November 12, 2013 from www.hear-the-world.com at a price of USD 40.The non-profit Hear the World Foundation wants to create a world in which everyone has the chance to experience good hearing. As well as running a long-term campaign to raise awareness, the foundation primarily focuses on providing aid.In particular, it promotes projects that support children with hearing loss, to enable them to develop at an appropriate rate for their age. Since 2006, Hear the World has supported more than 50 projects across five continents and has already given countless people the chance to enjoy a better life.Anyone can make a contribution to the foundation’s work by buying the 2014 Hear the World calendar. The calendar would be a perfect Christmas present for anyone wanting to give something special and help a good cause at the same time. The striking collection of black and white photographs is not only a work of art but also serves to support people with hearing loss throughout the world.Actor Tobey Maguire, up-and-coming star and singer Lana del Rey and supermodel Kate Moss are just three of the highlights in this year’s calendar. A total of 13 stars – including Sergei Polunin, Ben Kingsley, Anne V and Charlotte Gainsbourg – are featured on the cover and on the pages for each month of the year.Special commitment to helping children with hearing lossOne key element of the Hear the World Foundation’s work is the provision of audiological care to children with hearing loss. This involves supplying hearing aids and organizing sustainable support in cooperation with local partners such as Ear-Nose-Throat doctors, hearing care professionals and speech therapists. This ensures that children with hearing loss receive professional care on an ongoing basis and are given the chance to enjoy a better quality of life.Order your copy of the limited edition 2014 Hear the World calendar now here.last_img read more

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Canadians should be outraged over stories of coerced sterilization says NDP MP

first_img(The woman above previously told APTN she was pressured into sterilization at the Saskatoon Royal University Hospital in 2008. APTN file photo.)Nation to NationIt’s completely unimaginable.You go to the hospital to give birth and leave never able to do so again.Over 100 women, mostly Indigenous, have come forward to say they were coerced, or forced, into sterilization.And mainly in Saskatchewan.“We should be outraged as Canadians that this is happening because this is about a value judgement about who gets to give birth in this country and who doesn’t,” said NDP MP Rachel Blaney Thursday on Nation to Nation.A class-action lawsuit was filed in 2017 against Saskatchewan and its health authority, as well as several doctors in the province, and the federal government.It began with two woman but lawyer Alisa Lombard said that number has grown since word began to spread. Each woman is seeking $7 million in damages.“You have women who are going into have children, in publicly funded hospitals, hoping for that beautiful experience, having a child is or ought to be. And they’re leaving unable to have any more, against their will,” said Lombard of the Saskatoon-based law firm Semaganis Worme Lombard.Any woman that has given birth knows the moment following delivery is likely the worst time to be making life-altering decisions but that’s what Lombard said women have told her.“It’s chaotic. It’s not a time when you can have these long, lengthy conversations about what you to do for the rest of your life,” she said.It is also alleged to have happened while in labour according to one of the women who previously told APTN that staff at the Saskatoon Royal University Hospital pressured her into sterilization during the birth of her second child in 2008.Watch the full episode of Nation To Nation While most of the cases date between 1990s to the early 2000s, Lombard said a woman came forward saying it happened to her just last December.And it could spread across the country.“We are examining the possibility of expanding and we will do so at a time and place that we think is appropriate,” she said.The Senate’s committee on human rights started looking at the matter last week to figure out the scope of the issue.It hasn’t become a criminal investigation, yet.“If people were having things done without informed consent that’s breaking the law,” said Cathy McLeod, Conservative shadow critic on Indigenous Affairs.While Canada is a defendant in the class-action, Liberal MP Marc Miller encouraged people to come forward.“The fact that it is happening to Indigenous women makes it even more so despicable. We encourage anyone that has had this happen to them to step forward and contact the RCMP or authorities and report it,” said Miller.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

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Doubting Darija Why Its Still Controversial to Use Moroccan Language In

Rabat – Heated disagreements accompanied the new school-year start as Arabic dialect terms appeared in the official 2nd grade textbooks, reigniting controversy over the ailing education system.The Moroccan education system has been relentlessly striving for reform and empowerment since the closing decades of the last century. Today, the intellectual and the layman all know the troubles of the public school and the corruption crippling the colossal system of education and training.The organization of schools and vocational institutes, colleges, universities, and training bodies with both private and public ownerships under the control and supervision of delegations, academies, and councils is very complicated. They belong to either joint or independent ministries, making the education sector a complex fabric to figure out. Added to this is the constant change of high-ranking education officials, which automatically yields inconsistent and incongruent policies of education. The gloomy picture gets darker as corruption finds safe shelter and spreads like a contagious plague in an already critical state of affairs.The imperfections of Moroccan public education are many and varied. Yet, the question of language remains unaddressed seriously and unsettled over the reform attempts and the occasional policies. Language variation, supposedly an asset to any nation and source of pride and diversity, has become a blight on the path to re-innovating the system.Interestingly, however, after the serious argument over whether Arabic or French should take over as a means of instruction, another controversy surfaced due to the boom of the English language worldwide.  Some contended that English is undeniably the best medium of instruction and must be the first foreign language of any country.Moroccan debate over the past years has rested on whether French or English should be the channel of instruction in public schools and universities of the nation, as is the case in many private institutes. In this tense rivalry between powerful languages, a notorious voice appeared advocating for the integration of Darija (Moroccan Arabic), an unwritten dialect, in education.While most Moroccans overlooked the idea with sarcasm and underestimation in its early beginnings, the newly updated curricula for 2018 first primary school years have included Darija words with illustrative pictures in the midst of Arabic lessons. The words were written and pronounced as if they are common Arabic terms. The pictures and words of food items from Moroccan cuisine caused, first, surprise, before it grew, like a snow ball, into public outcry and indignation on social media.The “virtual” discontent was further provoked by more fabricated pictures and texts alluding to social degeneration and disrespect of Morocco’s cultural identity. One example included a girl taking off her pants to urinate in the open air; another had a boy and a girl initiate a relationship. The fake images and texts were later identified.Some social media users not only blamed the public for blind consumption and baseless accusations of the Ministry of Education, but also supported the insertion of such words in textbooks, claiming that Arabic is not a sacred language.  Despite the linguistic diversity in Morocco, in education at least, Darija has never been mentioned to be used or empowered in all the preceding official reform plans.Neither the National Charter for Education and Training nor the Emergency Plan nor, lately, the Strategic Vision 2015-2030 have endorsed any promotion of Darija, while all the main languages have been maintained with differing degrees and variable importance. Over the last years, the only tense debate following the monarch’s 2014 discourse on language-in-education review took place in the Higher Council for Education Training and Scientific Research (HCETSR) on whether French or English should be the first foreign language and medium of instruction in secondary and tertiary education’s scientific and technical streams.While some saw a probable radical shift to English, French has been announced to continue to be the medium of teaching in the advanced schooling phases. While many voices and bodies denounced the gradually eclipsing role of standard Arabic in schools, Darija was not even deemed worthy of discussion.Yet, subtle efforts for the promotion of dialects in educational use started decades ago in the era of foreign occupation, not only in Morocco, but in many comparable Arab and Muslim countries, such as Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria.It was primarily meant to undermine the Arabic language: the indispensable tool of Muslims’ religious practice as well as a symbol of historical and cultural unity and identity among Arabs and Muslims.Recently, the wave in Morocco advocating for Darija has been revived and is being fueled by notorious activist and businessman Noureddine Ayouch. He is a member in the HCETSR, a priceless opportunity for him to influence educational decisions of momentous eventual impact on education. Yet, claims that Ayouch is behind the insertion of dialect terms in the new curricula remain only plausible allegations.For academics and intellectuals, such as El Ouadghiri and El Aroui, the issue is unquestionable and Darija is not liable to fulfill education or scholastic roles, not only due to its nature, but also because the other languages, especially Arabic, being the prime tool of instruction in primary school, are far more adequate and useful.      Irrespective of the issue in question, the hustle and bustle which took place on social media reveals insightful indicators on the fabric and the mode of thinking of the Moroccan society. Lack of respect for opposing views, lack of critical thinking, and poor media savvy have imbued Facebook interaction in the opening weeks of September 2018.Mutual accusations among members of society, circulation of fake posts without ascertaining credibility, and imprudence to react were common traits among numberless Facebook users. This status quo prevented readers from finding objective and rational analyses and caused considerable doubt.The controversy, again, brought to debate the duality of public and private schooling in Morocco.Most of the discussion implied an endorsement of private schooling as a redemption for the masses, without regard to the degrading purchasing power of Moroccan households and the escalating private school fees. Quality teaching in private schools is not only becoming more and more unquestioned, but also unthinkably approved and recommended by the educated as well as the layman.Today’s poor public education, coupled with greedy private schools and thoughtless households sacrificing their basic needs for their children’s private schooling, renders the image dramatic and does not give any signs of an auspicious future. Citizens are becoming defenseless victims of inadequate education modes as well as their shallow thinking and irrational decisions. All the noise Darija caused is only a small aspect of education. Real education should overcome the imperfections of available offers to provide in-home education and parental scaffolding that seeks to make children into intellectuals, decision-makers, leaders, and, mainly, thinkers.  These skills cannot necessarily be built by any school irrespective of reputation or service, but only require educated wise parents who look farther than a few “strange” words in their child’s school book. read more

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Cyprus No golden passport to people rejected before

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ finance minister says his government is tightening rules for the country’s lucrative scheme granting passports to wealthy investors, making it ineligible to anyone who has already been rejected by another European Union country running similar plans.The EU last month warned Cyprus and other countries to beef up checks for the passports amid concern they could be flouting security, money laundering and tax laws.Harris Georgiades said Wednesday all applicants will be vetted by an international agency and will be required to hold a Schengen visa permitting travel within the EU. Applicants will also have to make compulsory contributions to affordable housing and research and development programs to boost economic growth.Georgiades said 1,864 investors have been approved since 2013, generating 6.6 billion euros.The Associated Press read more

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Maldives offers to work with Sri Lanka on security coordination

The Maldives has offered to work with Sri Lanka on security coordination.Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning. The Maldives noted that in the era of global terrorism there are no borders and religion for these terrorists. (Colombo Gazette) He conveyed a message of solidarity from Maldives President Solih to the Prime Minister and the people of Sri Lanka. According to the Prime Minister’s office Abdulla Shahid had stated that the Maldives was impressed with the leadership shown in bringing the country together and pledged to work together with the Sri Lankan authorities in the region on security coordination.

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Fire in downtown Port Dover

PORT DOVER – A fire that destroyed two businesses in Port Dover Tuesday could’ve been a lot worse.The blaze at 217 Main Street seriously damaged the building that housed the Coldwell Banker real estate office and Darbishire Cabinets beside it. The flames broke out around 1:15 p.m. on the west side of Main Street across from the Port Dover Dairy Bar.The situation appeared touch-and-go until about 4 p.m. The building where the fire began is next to a block of storefronts, offices and second-floor apartments which includes the Lighthouse Festival Theatre, the head office of the Port Dover Board of Trade, Destination 13, On The Fringe, Re/Max Erie Shores, Trish’s Bakery and Schofield’s Bistro among other establishments.“Unfortunately, the fire got into the walls and into the attic,” Scott Pipe, Norfolk’s assistant fire chief, said at the scene. “It’s a hard fight but we’re winning. It’s a hot day and the firefighters are getting beat up.”As Pipe spoke, firefighters were in a defensive posture that included raining down a “water curtain” in the area where the destroyed building merged with Destination 13. The top corner of the latter caught fire but it appears the strategy worked. If it hadn’t, it could’ve been a long night for firefighters, affected residents and businesses, and the town of Port Dover in general.Pipe said one person was taken from the scene to hospital. Pipe was unable to confirm whether this was as a result of the fire. Const. Ed Sanchuk of the Norfolk OPP said the victim was a woman.As well, a matinee audience enjoying a performance of the curling comedy Hurry Hard at LFT up the street was evacuated as a precaution.Tuesday afternoon, LFT said the Tuesday night performance of Hurry Hard would go ahead as scheduled. As well, the theatre said it would be in contact with patrons who had to evacuate “to make arrangements” in response to the inconvenience.Until recently, the building where the fire began belonged to John and Betty Wells of Port Dover.Tuesday, the couple said the upper level was run as a boarding house when they owned it, one with an apartment unit and four furnished rooms which were rented by the week or by the month. Officials at the scene said the fire started in the upper-level apartment, which was badly damaged if not destroyed.Thick, acrid smoke drifted through downtown Port Dover for the duration of the fire. The smell was also general throughout the core. Police and fire officials edged the large crowd away from the scene and taped off the area because the fumes were so thick and toxic.“We’re trying to keep people out of the area,” Pipe said. “The smoke is bad and very bad for you.”Main Street was closed to through traffic between Park Street and Clinton Street. There was no word at press time of a suspected cause, a damage estimate, or whether the owner of the building was insured.MSonnenberg@postmedia.comNorfolk County Fire are working on putting out the blaze in the building that houses Coldwell Banker and DC Cabinets in Port Dover. pic.twitter.com/5Nads488cF— The Simcoe Reformer (@Simcoe_Reformer) July 16, 2019 read more

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Iraq UN refugee agency very concerned as people flee upsurge in fighting

Over the past three days, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has provided 3,500 blankets, 1,200 mattresses, five emergency health kits, 500 stoves and 500 plastic sheets for people fleeing Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to the capital, spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva. The supplies are being delivered by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as Intersos, Première Urgence and Islamic Relief, to the most needy displaced people and institutions, especially hospitals. Première Urgence will be conducting a mission to Najaf where health conditions are reported to be poor, Mr. Redmond said. In Baghdad, mosques are being prepared to shelter those fleeing Fallujah. People in villages located between the town and Baghdad reportedly have also been opening their doors to the displaced.Returnee convoy movements in the south from Iran have been suspended since last Tuesday, and all local staff are under instruction to stay at home. After the last convoy from Shiraz transported some 200 returnees, a limited number of people were given shelter in the UNHCR/Intersos transit centre in Basra, unable to return to their final destinations. It is unclear when they will be able to reach their homes.Most of the immediate assistance, such as repatriation support, responses to the flooding in the south and provision of support to affected families in the flooded areas has unfortunately been temporarily put on hold, Mr. Redmond said. read more

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Côte dIvoire UN sets up peace corridors to facilitate freedom of movement

As the parties work to reunify the divided country by implementing the Accra III agreement reached in late July, the UN mission is helping those displaced by the conflict which began in 2002. The corridors will serve to allow families separated by the fighting to travel between areas controlled by the Government and those controlled by the rebel Force Nouvelles.ONUCI says the travel should provide hope to the war’s victims that peace is returning to Côte d’Ivoire.

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Makers Mark reducing alcohol volume to stretch supplies of its bourbon amid

Maker’s Mark reducing alcohol volume to stretch supplies of its bourbon amid strong demand by Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2013 6:22 pm MDT LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The producer of Maker’s Mark bourbon is cutting the amount of alcohol in each bottle to stretch every drop of the famous Kentucky whiskey.The brand known for its red wax seal has been unable to keep up with demand that doubled in recent years.So the bourbon maker is lowering the alcohol volume from 45 per cent to 42 per cent — or 90 proof to 84 proof.Rob Samuels, chief operating officer for Maker’s Mark and grandson of the brand’s founder, says the change doesn’t alter the taste. He says the recipe and production process stays the same, except “a touch more water” will be added when the whiskey comes out of the barrel for bottling.He says the change is permanent and will increase volume by about 6 per cent. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Alberta introduces bill to cap oilsands emissions at 100 megatonnes a year

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alberta introduces bill to cap oilsands emissions at 100 megatonnes a year by Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2016 2:53 pm MDT EDMONTON – The legal rubber has hit the road on Alberta’s promise to cap greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands — the engine of the province’s economy.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips introduced Bill 25 in the legislature Tuesday that, if passed and enacted, will forbid oilsands industries from collectively emitting more than 100 megatonnes of greenhouse gases a year.Phillips said the legislation would help green the industry while spurring innovation and growth.“Alberta got the oil out of the sand. We can now get the carbon out of the barrel,” Phillips said at a legislature news conference.“Alberta can be an energy producer and a world leader on climate action, and Alberta must get the most value for our resources and find new markets for our products.“But we cannot do it unless we are taking credible action. This bill is a critical element of that story.”The bill is part of a multi-faceted plan being introduced in stages by Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government to reduce the effects of climate change and to remake Alberta’s energy infrastructure into one that relies more on renewables such as wind, solar and hydro power.Alberta oilsands operators emit about 66 megatonnes of greenhouse gases a year. Government officials say that, without changes, those emissions will reach 100 megatonnes by 2030.Phillips said the province is investing in new emissions-reducing technologies and “we have faith in Alberta industries to deliver.”Under the proposed legislation, cabinet would be responsible for making sure that the 100-megatonne cap is not breached. It would do so by regulations and mechanisms such as financial penalties for companies that fail to bring emissions within reasonable limits. Large industrial emitters currently pay $30 a tonne above certain emissions intensity thresholds.There would be exceptions to the limit.Electricity used in co-generation would be exempt. New businesses or new upgrades operational as of this year would be subject to a separate 10-megatonne limit to recognize their role in creating new jobs and attracting investment.Cabinet could also create exemptions for low-level producers, experimental operations and enhanced recovery projects if deemed worthwhile.The rules are to take effect once the bill is passed and proclaimed, which is expected to happen in the current legislature sitting.They are to be crafted with help from the Oilsands Advisory Group, an 18-member panel struck in July.The advisory group is expected to report to the province early next year on the best ways to keep industry within the 100-megatonne limit, as well as suggest ways to innovate and advise on what the greenhouse gas landscape may look like after 2030.The province has also promised to end coal-fired electricity by 2030 and introduce incentives to expand wind, solar and hydro energy. Legislation in those areas is expected this sitting.Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver called the bill and Alberta’s climate plan ill-conceived and shortsighted.“The government has already made a decision to strand billions of dollars worth of coal in the ground, and now they’re looking at stranding billions of dollars of petroleum products in the ground,” said McIver.On Jan. 1, a new carbon tax kicks in, which will increase prices at the gas pumps and on heating bills. There will be full or partial rebates for low- and middle-income Albertans. read more

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UN reports one million children die on first day of life from

The 2014 Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed progress report – the second in a series intended to track progress on child survival and hold Governments accountable – indicates that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, cost-effective interventions before, during and immediately after birth. “The data clearly demonstrate that an infant’s chances of survival increase dramatically when their mother has sustained access to quality health care during pregnancy and delivery,” said Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director in a statement to the press. “We need to make sure that these services, where they exist, are fully utilised and that every contact between a mother and her health worker really counts. Special efforts must also be made to ensure that the most vulnerable are reached.”Since 1990, the number of under-five deaths has been slashed in half from 12.7 million to 6.3 million. But more remains to be done. The first 28 days of a newborn’s life are the most vulnerable and as it stands now almost 2.8 million babies die each year during this period.New analysis points to failures in the health system during the critical time around delivery as a significant contributing factor to these unnecessary deaths. It also shows that there is considerable variation – from country to country and between rich and poor –in the quality of health services available to pregnant women and their babies. Around half of all women do not receive the recommended minimum of four antenatal care visits during their pregnancy. Complications during labour are responsible for around one quarter of all neonatal deaths worldwide. In 2012, 1 in 3 babies (approximately 44 million) entered the world without adequate medical support. While evidence shows that breastfeeding the newborn within one hour of birth reduces the risk of neonatal death by 44 per cent, less than half of all newborns worldwide receive the benefits of immediate breastfeeding. Under-five mortality rate by region, 1990 and 2013. Source: UN IGME 2014. Credits: UNICEFAnalysis of 10 high mortality countries found that less than 10 percent of babies delivered by a skilled birth attendant went on to receive the seven required post-natal interventions, including early initiation of breastfeeding. Similarly, less than 10 per cent of mothers who saw a health worker during pregnancy received a core set of eight prenatal interventions. Those countries with some of the highest number of neonatal deaths also have a low coverage of postnatal care for mothers. Additionally, the education level and age of the mother has a significant bearing on the chances of her baby’s survival. Neonatal mortality rates among mothers with no education are nearly twice as high for those with secondary schooling and above. There is some good news, however. The report suggests that in every region, except sub-Saharan Africa, the proportion of under-five mortality among the poorest sections of society is declining faster than in the richest. “It is deeply heartening that the equity gap in child survival is continuing to narrow,” said Ms. Rao Gupta. “We need to harness this momentum and use it to drive forward programmes that focus resources on the poorest and marginalised households; a strategy which has the potential to save the largest number of children’s lives.”A Promise Renewed is a movement launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to intensify global action to improve the health of women and children and reduce preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths. Since June 2012, 178 Governments, members of civil society and the private sector have signed a pledge to redouble their efforts for the cause. read more

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Thesis defence in math and science Thursday March 10

The Faculty of Math and Science announces Keivan Noroozi’s (Computer Science) Master of Science thesis defence. His thesis defence is scheduled for Thursday, March 10 at 1 p.m. in PLZ600F. His thesis is titled, Properties and Algorithms of the KCube Interconnection Networks. His examination committee members are: Dr. Alan Castle, Chair; Dr. Babak Farzad (Brock University), External Examiner; Dr. Ke Qiu, Supervisor; and Dr. Sheridan Houghten and Dr. Michael Winter.

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Football AJ Alexanders career is over

Johnnie Dixon (1) is lifted into the air by A.J. Alexander (88) after Dixon’s touchdown during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorRedshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Alexander’s playing career at Ohio State has come to an end after missing the entire 2017 season due to a knee injury, the university announced Tuesday.Alexander will be placed on a medical scholarship, according to a team release. This means that while he will no longer be on the team, he will still retain a scholarship after having his athletic career end due to an injury.It was revealed Alexander would miss the entire campaign due to season-ending knee surgery in June 2017. He played in all 13 games in 2016 and had four catches for 27 yards.He was expected to take on a bigger role in the 2018 season, following the departure of redshirt senior tight end Marcus Baugh. Ohio State will now need to find its starting tight end next season between redshirt freshmen Luke Farrell and Jake Hausmann, redshirt sophomore Rashod Berry, as well as incoming four-star recruit Jeremy Ruckert. Kierre Hawkins, another redshirt freshman tight end, transferred out of the program. read more

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Windows 8 Release Preview available for download

first_imgThis morning, an errant blog post seemed to indicate that the Windows 8 Release Preview was going to drop today — contrary to earlier reports that it would arrive in June. It’s now official: you can now head over to Microsoft’s website and download it right now.Microsoft has listed several tweaks from the Consumer Preview to the Release Preview. Among them are improvements to the Windows Store, refined Mail, Photos, and People apps, more customizations options for your Start Screen, better support for multiple monitors, and improved multitouch support in Internet Explorer 10.There are two unexpected surprises: one good and one bad. The good? Internet Explorer 10 is the first browser to ship with support for Do Not Track enabled by default. The bad? You may have read about it this morning: the Start Menu is really, really dead.It’s also worth noting that some reports indicate that you’re not able to upgrade from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the Release Preview. Let us know your results in the comments!More at Microsoft Windows 8 Release Previewlast_img read more

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Venture Into The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild With These

first_img These Games Seem Suspiciously Similar to ‘Breath of the Wild’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Stay on target In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’re going to die. You’re going to die a lot. The game’s remarkable sense of freedom lets you try any plan in any situation even if you’re terribly ignorant of and unequipped for the challenge. And that’s great! Learning as you go along is part of what makes the game such a joy to explore. However, if you want to make the ride a little smoother, here are some tips.Explore Everywhere, Try AnythingAny place you can see you can get too. Anything you think you can do you probably can. The best piece of advice for playing Breath of the Wild is just to keep exploring and trying new things to see what happens. You’ll constantly be surprised and rewarded.Use Your RunesInstead of traditional Zelda items like Hookshots and boomerangs, your biggest tools in Breath of the Wild are unlimited magic runes for controlling magnetism, time, ice, and bombs. If you ever get stuck, using the right rune in the right way is usually a good idea.Don’t Overthink Your RecipesYou can cook food you find into meals with special properties, and modifying the ingredients modifies the recipe. But don’t overthink it. Keep your meals simple with one goal in mind like gaining heat resistance with spicy peppers or increased stealth with blue nightshade.Prioritize Your WeaponsUse your sword or shield or bow too much and it will break. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find new weapons. But some weapons are better than others. So use your weak weapons on weak enemies and save the big guns for the bosses.Run!If you find yourself in serious danger, just run away! You’ll be surprised how often it works, and you if mix desperate sprints with stealthy hiding (you can see how much noise you make) enemies might leave you alone.Use the MapNo, this isn’t a CD-i joke. Navigating Breath of the Wild’s massive world requires good cartography skills. A smart habit to form is to zoom in on interesting structures and put a pin on them so you can use the map to find them later.Mind Your StaminaYou can climb pretty much every surface in this game, but at a price. Link has a limited amount of stamina for strenuous activity. Get too tired while running, and you’ll have to catch your breath (of the wild). Losing stamina can also cause drowning and falling from great heights. Fortunately, stamina can be upgraded.Don’t Ignore Motion ControlsUsing dual-analog sticks works just fine, but I found that using motion control to subtly adjust actions like aiming arrows or manipulating objects was actually incredibly useful.Remember, the Shrines are FairShrines are mini-dungeons usually centered around a single mechanic like moving orbs or freezing water. They are clever, but the solutions are always fair. If you get stuck, don’t try to overthink or cheat the shrine somehow. Just take in your surroundings, and try to remember the shrine’s name as that is usually a big clue.Love Your HorseIf you sneak up on a horse and mount it, you can claim it as your own at a stable. And if you keep using your horse, rewarding it with rubs as it follows your commands, its stats will increase along with your bond. Just don’t let it die.Don’t Eat the CartridgeIf you eat the cartridge, you won’t be able to play the game. Plus they taste really, really bad.This is just the beginning of what there is to learn about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The good news is, the game shows you even more tips while it loads after you die, and like we said, you’re going to die a lot.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchPro Controllerlast_img read more

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Devolver Digital Teases Likely Metal Wolf Chaos

first_imgStay on target Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay Metal Wolf Chaos is the most amazingly American game to never come out here. It’s a From Software (yes, the Souls guys) action game where you play President of the United States Michael Wilson, who has to pilot his mech to thwart his vice president Richard Hawk, who usurped the presidency and is terrorizing the people of America.It’s an Xbox game from 2004. It has a fully English voice track. And it only came out in Japan. And Devolver Digital might be fixing that last point.Devolver just tweeted out an image this morning, a monochrome seal of the President of the United States. It’s an eagle with a triangular shield, holding a minigun in one claw and a missile in the other. No text, no explanation, just the logo. There’s a good possibility that the game they’re teasing is a port, remaster, or sequel to Metal Wolf Chaos.The tweeted seal is on the left. The seal from the box art of Metal Wolf Chaos is on the right. The eagle on the game is holding the more traditional olive branch and arrows, but otherwise it’s identical. That’s the same eagle, with the same three-starred shield and the same armored head.This is huge, at least for the small subset of American gamers who have been clamoring for a version of Metal Wolf Chaos they can play. While the voice acting is in English, the game’s menus are in Japanese, so even if imported the game can be difficult for non-polyglots. More importantly, the game is very rare and expensive, with copies running for $200-400 even in Japan. A digital release or physical re-release would put the game in a lot of hands.Fans of the series ran a small Twitter campaign in 2016 to convince Devolver Digital to port Metal Wolf Chaos. It looks like they listened. We reached out to Devolver and will update this with any official announcement.In the meantime, just watch the trailer for the game to understand how amazing it is. This is how America can truly be made great again. With a righteous, heroic president piloting a mech with dozens of guns.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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WWE cancels another online show Post89 WWE NXT videos

first_img Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star Wrestling Gawd Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Pinterest August 10, 2017 at 12:51 pm Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSyracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube StarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Twitter The focus is all over the place with the network, plus that its programming lacks the ‘structure’ a normal tv network has. Too many side-acts and freakshows that don’t appeal to the wrestling fans (they are most of all interested in pure wrestling stuff plus those specials about their favorite wrestlers – and perhaps they should add more ‘serious’ analyses (what you see with real competition sports like NFL/NBA/UFC) after the shows and not the bullshit they show now.And non-wrestling fans you are not going to draw anyway with the current programming.Still, 10 bucks for the 3 current shows, so much wrestling archive content + PPVs is solid bang for your buck imo… but you need to be a wrestling fan otherwise it just isn’t enough to justify that money. YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Celebrating 100k Subscribers The Farmer Way Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YouTube Summer Camps For Kids Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ system.scripts.YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Moonsaves August 11, 2017 at 6:04 am Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Doesn’t make much sense to me to reduce content. I cancelled my subscription a couple of months ago because I realised I only watched NXT anymore, and even then rarely. I might pick it up again for Brooklyn III or Summerslam, bit I’d probably drop it again right after. WWE cancels another online showWWE personality Cathy Kelly posted the following on Twitter on Wednesday, announcing that WWE has canceled the weekly NXT Insider online YouTube show.https://twitter.com/catherinekelley/status/895400427952496643This comes off the heels of WWE cancelling the weekly Talking Smack WWE Network show, as well as Renee Young’s Unfiltered show, along with putting on ice plans for a second season of Edge and Christian’s WWE Network show as part of cost-cutting measures. NXT Insider aired for a little over a month every Wednesday afternoon on YouTube as a preview for that day’s episode of NXT. Post-8/9 WWE NXT videosWWE posted the following videos after last night’s 8/9 episode of WWE NXT. Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next 2 COMMENTS WhatsApplast_img read more

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Hidden Figures shocks at SAG

first_imgThe cast of “Hidden Figures” rocketed to the Screen Actors Guild top award at a fiery, protest-laden ceremony that was dominated by defiance over President Trump’s sweeping immigration ban.An uplifting drama about African-American mathematicians who aided NASA’s 1960s space race, “Hidden Figures” was the surprise best-ensemble winner Sunday night at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. With the Oscar front-runner “La La Land” not nominated in the category, most expected a contest between “Moonlight” or “Manchester by the Sea.”“This story is about unity,” said Taraji P. Henson, who stars alongside Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae in “Hidden Figures.” “This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins. Every time.”From the first remarks by presenter Ashton Kutcher, the ceremony was peppered with speeches that argued passionately for inclusion. In a very well dressed version of the demonstrations sparked nationwide over the weekend, most award winners spoke in some way — either through personal anecdote or a call to arms — against Trump’s halting of immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations.Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who added another honor for her performance on the political satire “Veep,” said she was the daughter of an immigrant who fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France.last_img read more

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Suspect taken into custody after police standoff

first_img 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police took a domestic violence suspect into custody at a City Heights home after a lengthy standoff, officials said today.Officers were called to a home near 42nd and Dwight streets at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of domestic violence, according to Officer Dino Delimitros of the San Diego Police Department.Police and SWAT officers surrounded the home when the suspect refused to come out. After about three hours, police were able to take him into custody. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom June 16, 2019center_img Updated: 6:57 PM Suspect taken into custody after police standoff Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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