HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD TO MAKE CANADIAN PREMIERE IN 2020

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Tony Award-winning play and eighth story in J.K. Rowling’s series, will be getting its Canadian premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2020 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.The two-part production was written by British screenwriter Jack Thorne based on a story he developed with Rowling and director John Tiffany.The play originally premiered in London in July of 2016, while the script was released as a book worldwide. The story focuses on Harry’s son Albus, who struggles with his father’s enormous legacy as he heads to Hogwarts and encounters his own dark adventures. Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

King Mohammed VI Inaugurates in Rabat Center for Cerebral Palsy Patients

Rabat – King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, inaugurated, on Thursday in Rabat, a center for cerebral palsy patients, carried out by Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity for an amount of MAD 7 million.Unique facility of its kind at the Rabat region, the center, whose construction works were launched by the Sovereign on June 24, 2015, is part of the King’s efforts to provide persons with disabilities or maladjustment with all means for better integration in the education system, society and professional life.The new facility offers a medical multidisciplinary and social and psychological care for patients with cerebral palsy, especially children.With a capacity of 100 beneficiaries, the center offers therapeutic treatments in psychomotor education, physical therapy and speech therapy.On this occasion, King Mohammed VI symbolically handed over orthopaedic devices to four disabled beneficiaries diagnosed during outpatient medical caravans, organized during this year by Mohammed V Foundation for solidarity in the regions of Taza and Sidi Kacem. About 60 people will benefit from the distribution of orthopaedic equipments. With MAP read more

Moroccans Denounce Casablanca Ban on Street Performance at UN Square

Rabat- Casablanca police arrested two street musicians, Badr Mouataz and Mehdi Achataoui, who were performing at United Nations Square on Tuesday, November 13, for allegedly “practising violence against civil security forces on duty.”The two young street artists risk up to five years in prison based on the charges, according to Articles 263 to 267 of the country’s penal code.“In case of violence causing bloodshed or injury,” the offender may face a prison sentence ranging from two to five years. “In case the violence caused amputation” or any form of handicap, the offender may face a prison sentence ranging from 10 to 20 years. The musicians were caught off guard when the wali (governor) of Casablanca, Abdelkebir Zahoud, decided to ban street art performances in the area. The decision came after residents complained about loud music causing a disturbance.Read Also: Morocco’s ONCF to Offer Free LGV Rides for 3 DaysThe square is known for its lively, youthful atmosphere, thanks to the various street performances.Disappointed, many other young artists took to social media to condemn the ban and the arrests, who are likely to spend the Eid Al Mawlid holiday (the prophet’s birthday) behind bars.A number of musicians have organized a sit-in at the square, with banners reading, “The ban is not a solution” and “Street art in silence? The musicians were not pleased with how authorities and complaining residents described music as “noise,” especially since many streets around the world are stages for many young talents and performers. Cities across Morocco, such as those most visited by tourists—Marrakech, Fez, Chefchaouen, and Agadir—celebrate street art that is deeply-rooted in Moroccan culture and traditions, back to Al Halqa, the art of storytelling.Other squares like Lahdim in Meknes and the ever-famous Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech are home to Al Halqa and other forms of street entertainment that have lasted for hundreds of years in Morocco. read more

Wind Mobile executive mocks telecom startup Fongos 1 bid

WATERLOO, Ont. — Mobile telecom startup Fongo Inc. says it’s making a bid to buy Wind Mobile’s Canadian operations.The Waterloo, Ont., company says its initial offer is a $1 purchase price for Wind Mobile and a 49% equity ownership stake in Fongo but notes Wind also has millions of dollars in debt, which could affect the price it would be willing to pay.Fongo says it plans to retain the majority of Wind Mobile’s employees but will rethink many aspects of the business.Wind’s chief regulatory officer Simon Lockie swiftly took to Twitter with his own “offer” for Fongo:I hereby publicly offer to buy Fongo for $1 and half my sandwich.Hopefully the story gets picked up before I get too hungry to deliver. — Simon Lockie (@LockieSimon) March 27, 2013Guess it’s safe to say Wind won’t be entering into talks with Fongo anytime soon.Fongo says that since February 2012 more than 250,000 Canadians have signed up for Fongo’s free mobile phone service through a mobile app. Fongo makes its money through advertising and such services as visual voice mail.The little-known company has publicly disclosed $1.7-million in venture capital investment from Tech Capital Partners and angel investors. The firm has also received a repayable loan of up to $850,000 from FedDev Ontario in November 2012 for research and development of the next generation of its mobile service.Wind Mobile, part of a wave of new wireless companies offering more cellphone competition in Canada, was launched in 2009 by founder Tony Lacavera with financial backing from Egyptian telecom player Naguib Sawiris.They are expected to make a bid to buy back the company from its current Dutch owner, VimpelCom, which has put Wind Mobile up for sale. read more

FR petition filed by former CJ against PC Elections Act rejected

Sarath N Silva filed the petition at the Supreme Court against the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Act in September last year.The Provincial Council Elections Amendment Act was passed by Parliament last year. A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva against the Provincial Councils (PC) Elections (Amendment) Act was rejected by the Supreme Court today.The petition was rejected by a majority in the three-member bench. However local civil society had raised concerns over the passage of the Act. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Probe launched on IGP PMs office rejects claims IGP told to resign

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister’s office denied reports Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked the IGP to resign. (Colombo Gazette) An investigation has been launched into allegations raised against Inspector-General of Police Pujith Jayasundara.The Law and Order Ministry said that it has been directed to conduct the investigation on the IGP.

La Presse plans to go notforprofit — if Quebec lets it

Montreal-based La Presse news group says it plans to adopt a not-for-profit structure if Quebec repeals a provision allowing it to do so.The French-language publication says in a statement the change requires the Quebec government to repeal a provision of a Private Act adopted in 1967, regarding its ownership.President Pierre-Elliott Levasseur says the new structure would benefit from a $50-million contribution from Power Corp., which currently owns La Presse.The news organization says the financial contribution will help it focus on its strategic plan and bring together the necessary conditions to expand its support base.The publication says Power Corp. would no longer own it or have any ties with the not-for-profit structure once it is established.La Presse says it will use operational profits, any government assistance and donor funds to serve its goal of producing high-quality reporting.——La Presse’s parent company holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with Torstar and a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail. read more

Queen leads mourners at funeral of Countess Mountbatten

first_imgThe Prince of Wales took a moment to thank The Patricias, congratulating them on a job well done as he left the church grounds.The Countess died peacefully at home at the age of 93, surrounded by her children, in Mersham, Kent, where she will now be buried. Prince Charles and Prince Philip Charles, Prince of Wales, comforts the Queen The Earl Mountbatten is said to have once lived diagonally opposite, with members of the family still in the area.Born Patricia Mountbatten, the Countess was the Duke of Edinburgh’s first cousin and was the daughter of Charles’s beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten. Members of the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry carry the coffin of the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma Countess Mountbatten at her home in Kent in 2008Credit: Andrew Crowley Pallbearers from the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Prince Charles and Prince Philip 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. The Countess, then known as Lady Brabourne, suffered serious injuries, but survived the blast, as did her husband Lord Brabourne and Nicholas’s twin brother Timothy.Lady Mountbatten had been a widow since Lord Brabourne’s death in 2005. She is survived by their four sons and two daughters. The eldest son, the 8th Lord Brabourne, born in 1947, succeeds to the titles. Several dozen members of the public watched the arrivals from across the road, including a group of curious painter decorators. The service took place at St Paul’s, Kensington, conducted by the Reverend Alan Gyle.Founded in 1843, the parish church is described as “a lively 21st century church of Anglo-Catholic tradition”. The Prince of Wales greets the Queen He has previously paid tribute to the Countess as someone he had “known and loved ever since I can first remember”, adding that she “played an extremely important part in my life and I shall miss her presence most dreadfully”.The life of Countess Mountbatten was celebrated in a one-hour service, attended by her sister Lady Pamela Hicks, all six of her surviving children and grandchildren including heir Nicholas Knatchbull. Pallbearers from the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light InfantryCredit:AP Photo/Matt Dunham Music before the service included Elgar’s Nimrod from the Enigma Variations, and the service included performances from the church choir and buglers from Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Members of the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry carry the coffin of the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma The Countess’ children read prayers.After the service, the Queen and Duke departed by car while the Prince of Wales and his siblings walked over the road to join mourners at a reception in the Berkeley Hotel next door. Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the funeral service of Patricia Knatchbull, the Countess Mountbatten of BurmaCredit:AP Photo/Matt Dunham Andrew, Duke of York, appeared to have a black eyeCredit:Getty The Countess’s father Lord Mountbatten, her 14-year-old son Nicholas Knatchbull and her mother-in-law the Dowager Lady Brabourne were all murdered by the IRA in 1979 when their boat was blown up off the coast of Sligo. The Prince of Wales greets the QueenCredit:Eddie Mulholland Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the funeral service of Patricia Knatchbull, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma The Duke of York, who sported a mystery black eye, was in attendance, along with the Countess of Wessex,  the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Lady Sarah Chatto. Countess Mountbatten at her home in Kent in 2008 The then Princess Elizabeth, her third cousin, was one of her bridesmaids at her wedding in 1946. Andrew, Duke of York, appeared to have a black eye Lord Brabourne and Countess Mountbatten The Queen and her son shared a touching moment, as senior Royals turned out to commemorate the life of Countess Mountbatten of Burma.The Prince of Wales was seen to kiss his mother before tenderly lifting her hand to his cheek, as they waited outside St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, for the funeral of his “very special godmother”.The Prince, who gave an address to 500 mourners sharing his fond memories of the Mountbatten family, also greeted the recuperating Duke of Edinburgh with a kiss on each cheek and patted him on the back as they entered the church together. Lord Brabourne and Countess MountbattenCredit: Pic Photos In heavy rain, the Countess’ wicker coffin, decorated with elegant white flowers, was carried by a bearer party made up of 12 members of Canadian regiment 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry ( PPCLI). The Countess had been their Colonel-in-Chief. Charles, Prince of Wales, comforts the QueenCredit:DMC/GC Imageslast_img read more

About time we win a World Cup – Holder

Jason Holder has sounded the call for fans to rally round the West Indies as they begin their campaign to earn a place in the 2019 World Cup.West Indies captain Jason HolderA team which was an automatic pick in each of the past 11 editions, back-to-back champions in 1975 and 1979, now has to go through a qualifying tournament to even take part in the ICC event. But, after expressing disappointment at such a turn of events, Holder invoked the rich history of West Indies cricket and announced that they were putting things in place to win a third world title.“All the guys are motivated and we know what’s at stake,” he said. “I see it as an opportunity for us to grab some momentum heading into next year’s World Cup, get some games under our belt, finalise our combinations, get things right and hopefully turn things around in terms of the ODI format. It’s probably one of our weaker formats and no doubt that we’ve been inconsistent. Obviously it’s something we’ve addressed and moving forward I think hopefully we should see some good performances.”West Indies made it to the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup, but since then they have won only 8 out of 42 ODIs. Their win-loss ratio of 0.2 is the poorest out of all the teams that have played the format over the past three years.“We have put ourselves in this situation,” he told ESPNcricinfo. “We have got only ourselves to blame. We are here for a reason. Our form of late hasn’t been the best. It is a matter for us to put that behind and make things right. It is something new for us. We never had to qualify for the World Cup. It will be a new challenge. All these Associates teams tend to play fearless cricket, play quite aggressive cricket, trying to taking down the bigger nations.”Considering they are going into a qualifying tournament that entertains 10 competitors but allows only two to progress, West Indies would be pleased to have some of the big players back. Chris Gayle has come off a two-year ODI hiatus in 2017. Marlon Samuels, who has a history of saving his best for World Cups, is also back in the squad having missed their most recent 50-over assignment in New Zealand.“I must commend a guy like Chris, also a guys like Marlon, who’ve come here with that motivation to do well for West Indies and give us a chance to play another World Cup. As I said to the ground, it’s an opportunity to finish their careers well. It’s also an opportunity for guys to make a spark in their career and start their careers in the World Cup.”West Indies will be facing teams that have done well against them in the recent past. In 2017, they suffered a colossal loss to Afghanistan. In 2016, with a place in a tri-series final on the line, they were beaten by Zimbabwe. And Ireland knocked them over with ease in the last World Cup. Nevertheless Holder was confident his players will place their best foot forward.“I think everybody understands the importance of being in a World Cup,” he said. “We’ve obviously won the World Cup on two occasions and I think we’re trying to formulate our plans in terms of getting a third. We’ve done well in T20 cricket, we’ve done well in women’s cricket, Under-19 cricket, so now I think it’s about time we win another World Cup in the ODI format.”West Indies play their first match against UAE on March 6, but they have a warm-up game against Afghanistan on Tuesday. (ESPNCricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGayle return ‘huge boost’ for Windies — HolderSeptember 18, 2017In “latest news”‘Father figure’ Holder wants WI to target 300-plus scoresOctober 20, 2018In “Sports”Young West Indians ‘eager to play Test cricket’ – Jason HolderOctober 3, 2018In “latest news” read more

ABB wins first Smart MinePower order to cut costs boost electrical control

first_imgIntelligent power management solution for complete underground mine power distribution will optimise and strengthen the power supply while accelerating maintenance and boosting safety. ABB has been awarded its first order for the newly developed ABB Smart MinePowerTM system from Boliden for its Kankberg gold mine in Sweden, enhancing remote monitoring and control of electricity to cut costs, boost safety and ease maintenance.The order, including an energy-saving Resibloc EcoDry transformer, MNS switchgears with TMax XT distribution groups and mSpeed VSD groups with ACS850 drives, was booked in January 2015, with commissioning by the end of June. In addition to upgrading one of Kankberg’s 11 substations with this new equipment, ABB is responsible for its integration into the mine-wide 800xA control system.Should a fault occur in a cable feeding the substation, ABB Smart MinePower technology allows mine operators to quickly locate the problem and adjust protection settings to accommodate power from a second feeding route, reducing downtime and boosting safety until normal operations can be restored.Via ABB’s System 800xA, power distribution can be remotely monitored and controlled, an extension of the “Internet of Things, Services and People.” Operators can not only respond to failures without entering the mine but will have more data to make proactive decisions about circuit-breaker maintenance.“ABB’s new Smart MinePowerM technology is an ideal power management solution for underground mines, facilitating energy measurement and optimisation,” says Peter Terwiesch, President of ABB’s Process Automation division. “It will help to solve many efficiency-related challenges in existing mines and will increase safety for the entire operation, setting the standards for future projects.”The system is based on a modular concept whose durable design and pre-manufactured dockable units are built for mobility, flexibility and easy expandability as the mine advances to exploit further resources.Functions include supervision and control of protection settings, alarm management, dynamic selectivity planning, selectivity supervision, improved maintenance and operator assistance, fault tracking and localization. ABB Smart MinePower system also uses fuseless technology and safe-with-earth fault protection and arc guard.last_img read more

Pics Did you see those hailstones in Dublin earlier

first_imgPARTS OF DUBLIN were briefly a winter wonderland earlier today as hailstones fell in the capital this afternoon.So heavy was the downfall that down by Grand Canal Dock it looked a bit like snowfall:last_img

Roof debate rages as Wales request closure while Schmidt prefers match in

first_img Short URL 44,132 Views Mar 14th 2019, 3:50 PM IRELAND HEAD COACH Joe Schmidt would like the roof of the Principality Stadium to remain open on Saturday when his side meet a Welsh side eyeing a Grand Slam.However, the Kiwi says that the call is out of his hands currently because Wales have directed a special request to close the roof directly to the Six Nations.Ordinarily, the decision be left solely to the visiting team and Schmidt would rather the fixture remain open air as he says his last visit to the venue, a 2017 loss to Warren Gatland’s men, the turf was slicked up by the sprinklers.“For us, I think the last time it was closed we arrived there and there was a lot said about making it good for spectators. Then the sprinklers were on for 30 minutes and the ground was very, very damp before the game started,” Schmidt said after naming his side to face the Grand Slam chasers.“So that probably enters into our minds about which closed is it going to be? Is it going to be closed and wet, or is it going to be closed and dry?“If it’s closed and wet, we might as well have the roof open and let the rain come in.”Schmidt added: “Last time we said ‘look, we don’t mind, you choose.’ And they chose closed, but made the field incredibly wet at the start of the game.“So we’ll probably be happy enough if it’s open anyway. We’ll adapt to whatever conditions the game’s played in.  And if the Six Nations decide that it’s going to be closed, well it will be closed and we’ll play in those conditions.“And if they decide that it’s open, then we’ll play in those conditions.” Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 5:00 PM Roof debate rages as Wales request closure, while Schmidt prefers match in open air Warren Gatland wants to close the Principality roof because he says they have “a responsibility to the game as a spectacle.” Warren Gatland in Edinburgh. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHOMeanwhile, after naming an unchanged side, Gatland repeated the stance that a closed roof would be better for spectators, but also said that the hosts should be permitted to set up their ground however they see fit.“My only concern is that if it is pouring down with rain then we do have a responsibility to the game as a spectacle,” said Gatland.“There may be nine million people watching it on TV but I don’t see the point having the opportunity to close the roof, to potentially play in terrible weather conditions.”He added: “I have made a number of comments in the past about that. It’s our stadium and we should be able to do what we want with it.“It is not something we have spoken about all week and we just presume Ireland would be like England and ask for the roof to be open.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: By Sean Farrell The Roof. Image: James Crombie/INPHOcenter_img Subscribe Image: James Crombie/INPHO https://the42.ie/4542088 Share5 Tweet Email1 The Roof. 33 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

45 minutes of nonstop Zorba

first_imgA dance now and again is something almost everyone can say they’d be happy to do, but for Isabella Radwan, she’s taken it to the extreme. The RMIT student danced the dance made popular by the film, Zorba the Greek, for 45 minutes straight in the RMIT United Society of Hellenes’ ‘Zorba till you drop’ competition. Drenched in sweat, Miss Radwan out-danced more than 10 students to win an iPad mini and a place in the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival’s ‘Zorba till you drop competition’ next year.Condolences to runner up Christian Andrianopoulos who danced his heart out, but couldn’t last as long as Miss Radwan. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

La Nasa prolonge son contrat avec les Russes

first_imgLa Nasa prolonge son contrat avec les Russes Les agences spatiales russe et américaine viennent de prolonger leur partenariat jusqu’à 2016. En effet, les Américains dépendent désormais des vaisseaux Soyouz pour acheminer leurs astronautes sur la Station spatiale internationale (ISS).   La Nasa vient de prolonger son contrat avec l’agence spatiale russe Roskosmos. Le premier partenariat avait été signé en avril 2010 et prévoyait d’acheminer, pour 335 millions de dollars, six astronautes américains vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) en 2013 et 2014. Cette fois, grâce à cette prolongation, les Américains projettent d’envoyer 12 cosmonautes vers l’ISS d’ici à 2016. À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?C’est suite au drame de 2003 au cours duquel sept astronautes ont trouvé la mort que la Nasa avait décidé de retirer ses navettes. Toutefois, l’agence américaine prévoit encore d’envoyer ses deux derniers orbiteurs, Endeavour et Atlantis, les 19 avril et 28 juin prochains.  Le contrat qui prendra effet en 2014 et se terminera en juin 2016 s’élève à 753 millions de dollars, a indiqué la Nasa dans un communiqué. Six astronautes devraient partir en 2014 puis six autres en 2015. Le 16 mars 2011 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

LONU fustige la France et son Hadopi

first_imgL’ONU fustige la France et son HadopiLe rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies pour la protection de la liberté d’expression a livré un rapport qui met en lumière le caractère liberticide de la loi Hadopi.L’ONU n’y va pas par quatre chemins. Le rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies pour la protection de la liberté d’expression va présenter un rapport jeudi sur les politiques relatives à Internet, dont La Quadrature du Net, relayé par Numerama, s’est procuré des extraits. “Ses recommandations (au rapporteur, ndlr) pour la protection des libertés fondamentales contredisent radicalement les orientations fixées par les gouvernements du G8”, explique ainsi l’Organisation des Nations Unies, qui estime que le rapporteur “met brillamment en lumière les lignes que les gouvernements ne doivent pas franchir afin de protéger les droits fondamentaux des citoyens et la démocratie”. À lire aussiDes géologues ont retrouvé la preuve d’un “pont” entre la Grande-Bretagne et la FranceAinsi, le rapporteur spécial “prie instamment les Etats d’abroger ou de modifier les lois de propriété intellectuelle actuelles qui permettent que des utilisateurs soient déconnectés de l’accès à Internet, et de s’abstenir d’adopter de telles lois”. Dans sa ligne de mire, évidemment, la France et Hadopi ainsi que les pays, comme la Grande-Bretagne, tentés de l’imiter. “Le Rapporteur Spécial considère que couper des utilisateurs de l’accès à Internet, quelle que soit la justification avancée, y compris pour des motifs de violation de droits de propriété intellectuelle, est disproportionné et donc contraire à l’article 19, paragraphe 3, du Pacte International relatif aux Droits Civiques et Politiques”, peut-on également lire dans le communiqué de l’ONU.  Le rapporteur est aussi opposé au fait de rendre les intermédiaires techniques, les fournisseurs d’accès à Internet (FAI), responsables des activités de leurs utilisateurs. Enfin, sur la possibilité d’un blocage ou d’un filtrage de certains filtres, le rapporteur est tout aussi mesuré : “Le manque de transparence autour de ces mesures fait qu’il est aussi difficile de déterminer si le blocage ou le filtrage est réellement nécessaire pour l’objectif avancé par les Etats. En tant que tel, le Rapporteur Spécial invite les Etats qui bloquent actuellement des sites web à fournir les listes des sites bloqués et les détails complets concernant la nécessité et la justification de tels blocages ou filtrages pour chacun des différents sites”.  Le 7 juin 2011 à 18:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Biotech Working Group Addresses Global Challenges in St Louis

first_imgASA farmer-leaders and representatives from industry came together in St. Louis this week to address the challenges presented by inconsistent regulatory frameworks within different markets for U.S. soy around the world as part of a meeting of ASA’s Biotech Working Group.Leading off the meeting was a presentation on efforts to establish a global low level presence (LLP) policy for biotechnology, led by Lisa Zannoni of the Global Alliance for Ag Biotech Trade (GAABT). Following a discussion of the regulatory challenges here in the United States, ASA President Danny Murphy and First Vice President Ray Gaesser updated the BWG on recent missions to China and to Paraguay to address similar challenges in those countries. Consultants David Green and Benno van der Laan examined the range of issues affecting American soy in the EU, and ASA Treasurer Richard Wilkins reviewed his mission to Romania, as well as his work on ASA’s biotech priorities in the larger negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). ASA CEO Steve Censky rounded up the meeting with a discussion of the current status of the soy value chain’s Memorandum of Understanding on (MOU) on Biotech Communication.last_img read more

Water covering road on Mill Plain in east Vancouver

first_imgWater covering traffic lanes on Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver is causing hazards for Christmas Day drivers.According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, three or more lanes of Mill Plain at 152nd Avenue are covered in water deep enough to cause multiple westbound drivers to spin out.Authorities are attempting to remedy the problem.last_img

Public Comment Period For Cooper Landing Bypass Preferred Route Ends Today

first_imgSubmit comments: via the project’s online comment form at www.sterlinghighway.net, an email to sterlinghwy@hdrinc.com, or mail to Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Project, DOT&PF Central Region, P.O. Box 196900, Anchorage, AK 99519-6900. According to the project website, the Juneau Creek Alternative provides the best balance between meeting the project needs and minimizing impacts to the human and natural environment. From a traffic perspective, this alternative best satisfies the project purpose and need. The new segment would cross the Mystery Creek Wilderness area in the KNWR and would rejoin the existing highway at about MP 56. The alternative includes one large bridge spanning Juneau Creek Canyon. It would be the longest single-span bridge in Alaska. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The public comment period for the preferred route for the Cooper Landing Bypass ends today, April 16. The Juneau Creek Alternative was identified as the preferred route it deviates from the existing alignment more than the other alternatives—about 10 of 14 miles would be on a new alignment, according to the project website.The route would run north of Cooper Landing and the Kenai River, climbing the hillside and crossing Juneau Creek Canyon with a new bridge south of Juneau Creek Falls. Comment period closes at midnight, tonight, April 16.last_img read more

Take back private university bill demands TVV

first_imgKarimnagar: Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV) Satavahana University committee president Anil alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is trying to dissolve the government education sector by introducing private universities across the State. The TVV members burnt an effigy of the government in front of the University on Tuesday, demanding the government withdrawal of the decision of establishment of private universities in the State. Speaking on the occasion, Anil said separate Statehood for Telangana was achieved over the sacrifices of many students, who fought for the movement. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us KCR is trying to handover the education sector completely to private persons by making an understanding with them, he criticised. When the students studying in government schools are suffering due to lack of basic infrastructure and facilities in the schools and those studying in universities are facing lot of hardships due to lack of regular Vice-Chancellors and permanent teaching staff, KCR, instead of concentrating on strengthening of such schools and universities, is extending a helping hand to corporate biggies like Ambani and Birla. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us He wants to dissolve the government education sector by giving permission to corporate companies for the establishment of private universities, he pointed out. Anil demanded that the government should withdraw the decision immediately and appoint a regular Vice-Chancellor to Satavahana University along with the introducing of Common School Educational System in the state. Otherwise, all the student unions will intensify the agitations and will teach a befitting lesson to the government, the TVV leader warned. TVV leaders Raju, Vital, Mahesh, Venkatesh, Ranadheer and others were present.last_img read more

Illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is stunning

first_imgStay on target Toy Tuesday: The Best Animal ToysGrab Your Wand: ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Launches June 21 You probably thought you were done buying Harry Potter books for the rest of your life, but we might splurge for another version of book two.Bloomsbury Publishing is releasing an illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets this week, which features new art from Jim Kay who’s best known for his illustrations for A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.The first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (the title of the first book in the United Kingdom), was released in June 2015. Prisoner of Azkaban is currently in the works, according to Kay’s website.Kay’s illustrations are incredible, if the images in the animated trailer are any indication. We visually have some of the artwork from the original books and the films to showcase what the Harry Potter world looks like, so the pressure was on for Kay to create unique images. However, his attention to detail on the creatures and animals is what really shines.Kay said that he used the opportunity to improve on his style, especially when it comes to creating illustrations for children’s books which he hadn’t done before.“I’m trying to be more colorful you see, and that was an ideal opportunity,” he said on his website. “I’m also a big fan of the Templar ‘Ology’ series of books, which this kind of reminds me of. I grew up fascinated with fact books about animals though, and cross-sections in ‘Eagle’ comics.”The illustrations have been critically acclaimed, most importantly from the source herself.“I love seeing Jim Kay’s interpretation of Harry Potter’s world,” author J.K. Rowling said. “I feel honored and grateful that he continues to lend his talent to it.”The book will be available on Bloomsbury’s website for £27, or around $30 in the US.last_img read more