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Parks, Paras lead PH team in SEA GamesParks, Paras lead PH team in SEA Games

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter representing the Philippines in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena will wear the country’s colors anew in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia set in August.Joining Paras and Ravena are Ray Parks, Troy Rosario, Kevin Ferrer and Fil-German Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Fortune marvels at Pacquiao conditioning: ‘A physical freak’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games  Baser Amer, who is having his breakout year in the PBA, Raymar Jose, Carl Cruz, Von Pessumal, Mike Tolomia and Almond Vosotros round out the roster which was announced by national team coach Chot Reyes on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Aston Martin DB11 goes into productionAston Martin DB11 goes into production

first_imgAston Martin has commenced production of the highly anticipated DB11 for UK customers, the first core car launched under the luxury carmaker’s six year ‘Second Century Plan’.  With the first DB11 coming off the Gaydon production line today, first deliveries to customers will take place during October.ALSO READ: Aston Martin DB11 unveiled at Geneva Motor ShowAndy Palmer, President and CEO, Aston Martin said, “It’s an exciting moment for the entire company when the first car of a new model goes into production. The DB11 is a special car and it heralds the start of a new and exciting era for Aston Martin.”The new DB11 is the first in a line of seven new models to be launched over the next seven years, in line with the company’s ‘Second Century Plan’, which takes the 103-year-old company into its next century of operation.ALSO READ:Aston Martin RapidE set to become a production modelThe DB11 is the latest model from the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline for which Aston Martin is so famous.The Aston Martin DB11 has received rave reviews since its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March.  To date, over 3,000 orders for the new DB11 have been received and they will all be hand-built at the company’s sports car production plant and headquarters, in Gaydon, Warwickshire.ALSO READ:Aston Martin considers Macedonia for new car plantEarlier this year, Aston Martin announced the company’s second UK manufacturing facility will open in St Athan in Wales where the new crossover will be built.advertisementlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami return in India’s 15-member squad for ICC Champions TrophyRohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami return in India’s 15-member squad for ICC Champions Trophy

first_imgStar batsman Rohit Sharma made a comeback to the Indian ODI squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, more than five months after being sidelined through injury. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named a 15-member squad for the upcoming tournament in England starting June 1.Unhappy with the new revenue model, which considerably slashes their share from global events in the 2015-23 cycle, India failed to submit a squad by an April 25 deadline, triggering panic among advertisers.Several members of the BCCI were in favour of pulling out of the tournament but court-appointed administrators, who are currently supervising BCCI operations, were against such drastic moves.WATCH: BCCI announces 15-member India squad for ICC Champions Trophy in JuneRohit has been drafted into the squad in place of opener KL Rahul, who is nursing a shoulder injury and will be out of action for another couple of months.Virat Kohli’s team will also see the return of fast-bowler Mohammed Shami, who is also making a comeback from injury and last played for the team in the World Cup in 2015.Ajinkya Rahane has been included as well while Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Umesh Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, and Jasprit Bumrah have retained their places in the squad thanks to their consistent performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey has also kept his place.There were no other surprises to the squad that had got the better of England earlier this year. Rohit returned from a long injury lay-off to lead Mumbai Indians in the ongoing IPL while Shami has also looked fit on his return for the Delhi Daredevils. advertisementChinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s name was also discussed in the meeting but he didn’t get the nod as Yuvraj and Kedar can be used as part-time spinners if needed.Selection committee chairman MSK Prasad also said Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik are the stand-by players.”The stand-by players will be issued visas and will practise at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru,” said Prasad.India will start their Champions Trophy campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4. India Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

USA team news: McKennie, Adams startUSA team news: McKennie, Adams start

first_imgPortugal v United States United States team news: McKennie, Miazga and Adams start vs Portugal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:41 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Tyler Adams USA U-20 Portugal v United States United States Portugal Friendlies The youngsters will get the start in the friendly against the reigning European Champions while Ethan Horvath gets the nod in goal U.S. national team caretaker coach Dave Sarachan has handed Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams their first USMNT caps as the Americans face Portugal in a European friendly.Adams, a natural central midfielder who spent the second half of the 2017 MLS season as a right wing back for the New York Red Bulls, will play on the right wing for a U.S. team lacking natural wingers on its roster. New England forward Juan Agudelo will work the left flank.McKennie will play in a central midfield role and look to carry over his club success into his national team debut as he partners in the middle with fellow FC Dallas academy product Kellyn Acosta. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Huddersfield Town midfielder Danny Williams is back in the fold, and will man the defensive midfield position in the U.S. team’s 4-1-4-1 system, making his return after a year away from the national team.On-loan Chelsea defender Matt Miazga will pair alongside Wolfsburg’s John Brooks in the center of defense.Club Brugge goalkeeper Ethan Horvath will get the start ahead of Bill Hamid and Jesse Gonzalez.Sarachan handed the starting striker role to Philadelphia Union goal-scorer C.J. Sapong, who finished the 2017 MLS season as the top-scoring American player, with a Union-record 16 goals.GFX USMNT XI vs Portugal 11142017U.S. starting XI: Horvath; Yedlin, Miazga, Brooks, Lichaj; Williams, Adams, McKennie, Acosta, Agudelo; Saponglast_img read more

10 months agoMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yet10 months agoMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yet

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling: I’m no complete player – yetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling says it’s too soon to be compared with the game’s greats.Sterling admits he needs to perform consistently at the elite level of the game to regarded among the best.He told 360 Sport: “To be compared to some of the best players in the world you have to be winning the biggest and best competitions, that’s the Premier League, the Champions League, and also stuff for your country. So, until that day you can’t think that’s it. You have to be aiming for that.“I feel I’ve got a long way to go to be the complete player. I feel I will be a complete player when I win the Premier League again, the Champions League and everything else.“That’s the level you have got to get to when you are playing at the highest level. Just scoring goals ain’t enough, it’s about scoring goals to win the biggest competitions.“The Champions League is one for sure. It’s still early in the season, but if we want to be among the best teams in the world, these are the things you have to do and win, compete on those aspects.“Everything is set up perfectly here to win things. You have got one of the best [training] facilities in the world, best managers in the world and great players around you. So what more do you need than that?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Bitter Truth About Sour BeerThe Bitter Truth About Sour Beer

first_img Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out Editors’ Recommendations The intense world of sour beer includes ales with creative stylistic names like lambic, geuze, Berliner weisse, wild ale and Flanders red ale. These beers rely on old-world techniques to create a tart, tongue twisting experience that is a welcome diversion from the hop-heavy trajectory favored by most American craft breweries.In the formative years of brewing, all beers had some sour component due to the inability to prevent wild yeast strains and bacteria from entering the brewing and fermenting processes. In the modern age, some adventurous brewers are resurrecting these additives to create a new generation of sour beers, not by accident, but to appease a growing class of discerning beer fans.Related Post: Wicked Weed’s FunkatoriumBrettanomyces, or “brett” for short, is a yeast strain that imparts a decided “barnyard” flavor to beer, often described as “horse blanket,” earthy or dirty. For beers celebrated for “funk,” brettanomyces is most often the secret ingredient behind the bitter mustiness. Beers that include brett are often straw dry and incorporate light-fruit flavors. For a fabulous brett-forward beer experience, try Russian River Sanctification, an American wild ale that is fermented 100% by brettanomyces yeast.Lactobacillus is a bacteria that, similar to yeast, consumes the sugars found in the pre-beer solution known as wort. Instead of converting sugar to alcohol, lactobacillus instead coverts sugars to lactic acid. Lactobacillus is the same bacteria used in kimchee and yogurt and creates the slight sour turn found in milder sours like goses and Berliner weisses. For a lactobacillus tasting, give Justin Blåbær by Evil Twin Brewing a try.Pediococcus is a bacteria as well, and also creates lactic acid. But it’s more of a souped-up big brother of lactobacillus and produces much more lactic acid in a shorter amount of time. That aggressive nature results in much harsher tastes and aromas. Seek out a traditional Belgian lambic or one of the Allagash Brewing Coolship-series beers which are fermented in a traditional open-air style to experience pediococcus at its fullest.For first time sour beer drinkers, the flavors can be very intense, sometimes shockingly so, but it’s amazing how quickly palates adapt and learn to appreciate new experiences. So, get out of your comfort zone and use your sour beer knowledge to impress your friends and try some new styles. Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Cider Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking Aboutlast_img read more

Province Issues New Drivers HandbookProvince Issues New Drivers Handbook

first_img Nova Scotia has an enviable driver and vehicle safety record.While there were 10,000 more vehicles registered in the provincein December 2002 than in December 1998, reportable collisionswere reduced by eight per cent between 1999 and 2002. Fatalitiesdeclined by 16 per cent in the same four-year period. Earlierthis year, Nova Scotia received a national award for safetyimprovements in commercial trucking. Some of the updates to the handbook involve non-motorizedvehicles. A bicycle safety brochure published by Service NovaScotia and Municipal Relations earlier this year is now part ofthe handbook. “Including the brochure in the Driver’s Handbook will ensure thatmore people are aware of their rights and their responsibility toshare the road, hopefully making the roads safer for cyclists,”said the department’s director of driver and vehicle safety, PaulArsenault. A Driver’s Handbook costs $7.49, including taxes, and isavailable from: Access Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) service counters by calling the RMV Call Centre at 1-800-898-7668 by mail order at, Service Delivery and Operations Division, Registry of Motor Vehicles, PO Box 1652, Halifax, NS, B3J 2Z3. SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Province Issues New Driver’sHandbookcenter_img If you have a driver’s licence – or if you’re thinking ofapplying for one – take a quick quiz to see how well youunderstand the rules of the road. The test is online and is available at Access Nova Scotiaor Registry of Motor Vehicle counters. The quiz is part of the launch of an updated Driver’s Handbook,which was released recently by Service Nova Scotia and MunicipalRelations. “The Driver’s Handbook explains how someone gets a driver’slicence or registers a vehicle, and helps them to be a betterdriver,” said Andrew Goodwin, manager of operations support atService Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “The test isanonymous and we’re not tracking results. No one is going to losetheir licence if they fail the quiz. It’s just a fun way ofdrawing attention to the updated version.” The revised Driver’s Handbook reflects changes to the MotorVehicle Act and safety programs introduced since the book waslast revised in 2000. These changes, which came into effect between 2001 and 2003, arehelping to make Nova Scotia’s drivers and driving habits safer: graduated speeding fines, the more dangerous the driver is, the larger the fine; new penalties for passing a school bus when its red lights are flashing or for ignoring crossing guards, making it safer for children travelling to school; and tougher licence reinstatement rules for people who are convicted of drunk driving, helping to keep unsafe drivers from behind the wheel.last_img read more

Government House Tours Summer 2017Government House Tours Summer 2017

first_imgThe Government House Summer Tour Program will run from Friday, June 30 until Monday, August 28. Every summer Government House opens its doors to the public. Guided tours will be conducted from Friday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc invite all Nova Scotians and visitors to see Government House and learn of its place in Canadian and Nova Scotian history. “Government House is one of the most impressive buildings in Nova Scotia,” said Lt-Gov. LeBlanc. “Mrs. LeBlanc and I invite everyone to tour the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians and learn about its fascinating history.” Further details are available online at .last_img

UN voices concern about possible forced returns of Iraqis from EuropeUN voices concern about possible forced returns of Iraqis from Europe

8 June 2010The United Nations refugee agency today voiced its concern at reports that the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom are arranging deportations of Iraqi citizens back to Baghdad, Kirkuk and other violence-prone areas later this week. Melissa Fleming, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva that asylum applicants originating from Iraq’s governorates of Baghdad, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din, as well as from Kirkuk province, should continue to benefit from international protection.This should take the form of refugee status under the 1951 Refugee Convention or another form of protection depending on the circumstances of the case, she added.“Our position reflects the volatile security situation and the still high level of prevailing violence, security incidents, and human rights violations taking place in these parts of Iraq,” said Ms. Fleming.UNHCR, she stated, considers that serious – including indiscriminate – threats to life, physical integrity or freedom resulting from violence or events seriously disturbing public order are valid reasons for international protection.The agency has not received confirmed information of the number and profile of those individuals who may be forcibly returned and whether some have requested protection.It also urges asylum authorities in Europe and elsewhere to ensure that the situation in Iraq is taken into consideration when assessing the international protection needs of Iraqis.According to a UNHCR report published last October, Iraqis topped the list of the growing number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries in 2009, just ahead of people from war-torn Afghanistan and Somalia fleeing their countries.The agency noted that the continued insurgency in Iraq and ongoing violence there has led to large-scale internal and external displacement, with most refugees living in Syria and Jordan. “UNHCR is concerned about the signal that forced returns from Europe could give to other host countries, read more

Sri Lanka sees opportunities in Chinas Belt Road initiativeSri Lanka sees opportunities in Chinas Belt Road initiative

A consensus was reached at the symposium on strengthening the cooperation on scientific research collaboration among Belt and Road countries and regions, and decided to build a framework to fund the cooperation of Belt and Road scientific talents, aiming to solve common challenges and boost the economic and social development of Belt and Road countries and regions. An International Symposium on Funding Science and People Cooperation for a Prosperous Belt and Road was held in China. Sri Lanka sees opportunities in China’s Belt and Road initiative, reported quoting a Sri Lankan official as saying.Sirimali Fernando, chairman of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka regarded the framework as an excellent opportunity for Sri Lanka, a country with relatively weak foundation of scientific research and limited international partners in this field to escalate its capacity of scientific research overall. Yang Wei, director and academician of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), said international cooperation becomes increasingly important now.He added that the communication and exchanges, cooperative research, as well as working in different countries will boost the friendship, encourage mutual learning, facilitate the resolution of difficult problems, and will promote scientific innovation and economic growth of Belt and Road countries and regions. The communication among international scientific research personnel has deepened the cultural exchange among Belt and Road countries and regions, which lays a foundation for sustained cooperation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UNICEF chief urges African leaders to invest in children as a firstUNICEF chief urges African leaders to invest in children as a first

“To keep hope alive, Africa must start by keeping its children alive,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said. “From Ethiopia to Liberia, from DRC [Democratic Republic of the Congo] to South Africa, children are the hope of this continent, even in the midst of crisis.”Arguing that no single measure of development predicts the future as reliably as the well-being of children, Ms. Bellamy suggested that African nations use a series of child-centred standards as their primary gauge of progress. The well-being of children should become the most important standard for measuring individual achievements as leaders, she said.Africa accounts for only 12 per cent of the world’s population, yet claims 43 per cent of the world’s child deaths, 50 per cent of maternal deaths, 70 per cent of people living with HIV/AIDS and a staggering 90 per cent of children orphaned by AIDS.”No continent with such unfavourable indicators can achieve lasting development or stability without fundamentally raising their level of investment in children,” Ms. Bellamy stated. “I urge you to make investing in children your priority, and openly assessing the results your second priority. Do not wait another week or another year. Their survival – and yours – depends on it.” read more

Caribbean Island leaders in UN Assembly warn of real ruinous impacts ofCaribbean Island leaders in UN Assembly warn of real ruinous impacts of

Addressing the Assembly this afternoon, Minister for Foreign Affairs for Grenada, Nickolas Steele, said climate shocks are amongst the “most terrifying” for his country and other small islands around the world and given such risks, island states need concessionary financing. The indebtedness of small islands developing States (SIDS) must be regarded among the many challenges of our time, he said, adding that the “annual cry” of small islands to make concessionary funding available should serve as an early warning system for the international community. “Let us settle the LDC [least developed country] graduation issue in favour of SIDS rather than use it as a parallel climate-negotiating tool against SIDS,” Mr. Steele said. Due to high import costs of fossil fuels, electricity in Grenada costs 4 to 5 time higher than in developed countries. He said Grenada cannot educate its people, if its school children have no access to electricity. Islands like Grenada come to the climate table, “not like hapless victims with cap-in-hand”. Renewables must be implemented in the Islands with zero subsidies.Also today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Camillo Gonsalves said that despite a tiny carbon footprint and miniscule emissions, his island has been victimised by weather anomalies partially caused by the “environmental abuse” of major emitters. Foreign Minister Camillo Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines addresses General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton“The prospects of genuine progress against climate change become increasingly remote with each passing day of diplomatic dithering, buck-passing and finger-pointing,” said Mr. Gonsalves. Yet, despite the gathering and intensifying global threat of climate change, with its real and ruinous present-day impacts, historical and major emitters continue to act as the planet has time on its side, he continued, adding that “if narrow interests and local electoral cowardice force us to retreat behind our national borders and bury our heads in the sands, we may squander a decade of effort, and our only real chance to save the planet upon which we live. The stakes are that high. We cannot afford to fail.”Last week’s Climate Summit held at UN Headquarters was an “admirable attempt” but the tangible results were less than encouraging. “The numbers just don’t add up” to anything close to what is required to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Further, the new resources raised and pledged for the financing of adaptation to climate changes effects were a drop in the bucket – “akin to having a bake sale to settle national debt.”Post-2015 goals and indicators must focus equally on targets within developing countries. A major shortcoming of the MDGs was the “nebulous nature” of the so-called Global Partnership for Development. New goals must be concrete and measurable. Taking to the podium this evening, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Patrice Nisbett, said SIDS were susceptible to economic and environmental shocks, which resulted in high indebtedness. Foreign Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Patrice Nisbett addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Loey Felipe While Saint Kitts and Nevis has successfully reduced its debt to GDP [gross domestic product] ratio by 50 percentage points, it remains mindful that severe climate events can erase gains achieved. He called on the international community, including international financial institutions to broaden the scope of assessment of SIDS, in order to avoid the creation of measures that undermine national Governments. He reiterated his call for a strong global response to combating the high rate of non-communicable diseases in developing countries in particular saying that “a nation’s wealth lies in the health of its people.” Climate change remains more than an environmental concern for SIDS, it is regarded as a “threat to our existence,” he said. The international community must take creative initiative such as debt swap for climate adaptation and mitigation. Climate change financing and technology transfer will be pivotal to that end. read more

Classroom to be named in honour of longtime Brock professor administratorClassroom to be named in honour of longtime Brock professor administrator

In his three decades at Brock, Bill Matheson left an indelible mark on his students and the University as a whole.Matheson was Brock’s first Dean of Social Sciences, first Vice-President, Academic and served as Acting President for a number of months in 1983. But it was in the classroom where the award-winning teacher was in his element.Appropriately, a classroom in Brock’s Thistle Complex will be named in honour of the Political Science professor on Monday, May 6.It will further strengthen Matheson’s connection to the University he called home for 30 years.In 2008, when Oakville lawyer and Brock alumnus Art Peltomaa (BA ’74) made a generous gift to Brock, he chose to name the University’s new Learning Commons in honour of Matheson rather than his own name.After passing away in December 2017, Matheson left a gift to the University in his will to enhance the William Matheson Bursary — an award established in his honour upon his retirement from Brock.Monday’s ceremony to name classroom Thistle 245 is open to the Brock community. Please RSVP to Lisa Bible at x4190 or What: William A. Matheson Classroom namingWhen: Monday, May 6, 11 a.m.Where: Thistle 245, Brock University read more

Archive The Queens life on camera in 90 secondsArchive The Queens life on camera in 90 seconds

first_img 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 Queen’s 90th birthday will be one of the highlights of 2017. There are celebrations around both her actual birthday on April 21 and her official birthday on June 11. During almost all of the key milestones in the Queen’s life cameras were not far away.This video shows some of the most memorable events in her life that were captured on film and includes archive footage of the Queen as a child playing in the late 1920s.The Queen’s 91 years in 91 pictures Queen’s 91st birthday: 8 things you didn’t know about Her Majestylast_img

This Dublin man pulled out all the stops with his Christmas lightsThis Dublin man pulled out all the stops with his Christmas lights

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Short URL LOOKING FOR A bit of Christmas spirit? This house in Dublin has it by the bucketload. Source: Shauna WhiteSean White from Palmerstown first started putting up Christmas lights (simple strings of bulbs around the windows) about 20 years ago, and his display has only gotten bigger and brighter since then.He told that it takes the whole month of November to plan out and set up the display:In September, if Dublin are in the All Ireland final, I’ll paint the house the Dublin colours. That comes down on Halloween, the Halloween stuff comes up, and the day after Halloween, I start the Christmas lights.The switching on of the lights has even become a bit of a neighbourhood tradition. Last Friday, dozens gathered to watch him light up the house:Every year we have a big ‘switch on’ and invite over all our neighbours and friends. We get out the mulled wine and mince pies and all the kids get selection boxes. We must have given out around 56 or 57. This Dublin man pulled out all the stops with his Christmas lights this year Sean White is keeping the Christmas spirit alive in Palmerstown. Some of White’s ‘Christmas Village’ inside the house Source: Shauna WhiteThe lights, as you may expect, are extremely popular with the children of the neighbourhood.A kid that lives around the corner won’t go to bed until he comes around to see the lights every night, come rain, hail or shine.Since 2011, he’s been asking visitors to help him raise money for charity – this year, for the second year in a row, White is fundraising for Dylan, a little boy with cerebral palsy who lives in the area. Spot the Christmas Whale! Source: Shauna WhiteIn 2015, he collected over €1000 to go towards his care, and he’s hoping to raise a bit more this time around.So if you’re in the Palmerstown area this Christmas, take a quick trip to 20 Palmers Grove, throw a few bob in the bucket, and keep the festive cheer going.Written by Valerie Loftus and posted on DailyEdge.ieMore: The cutest grandparents in Dublin go all out with their Christmas lights in Cabra every year > center_img Dec 7th 2016, 7:46 AM 25,542 Views Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 7:46 AM 19 Comments Share165 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

SD workers join in worldwide day of action for International Workers DaySD workers join in worldwide day of action for International Workers Day

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) – The first day of May is known as International Workers Day or May Day. In Downtown San Diego, about a thousand flooded the streets in support of this world-wide day of action.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez has more on this story. May 1, 2019 SD workers join in world-wide day of action for International Workers Day Posted: May 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

President Trump Signs Lands Package into LawPresident Trump Signs Lands Package into Law

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享President Donald Trump signed S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act, into law. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski: “This law will benefit every state and clear the deck of issues that we’ve been working to resolve for years. From providing access for sportsmen to creating new economic opportunities for local communities, this is a good, balanced measure. We built it through a team effort that drew strong support from both parties in both chambers.” The bill is the largest conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land across the country. The bill includes a number of provisions specifically impacting Alaska. It also includes legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) that would allow Alaska Native veterans or their family to select 160-acre allotments from the federal government. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 92 to 8 on February 12, and the House passed it on February 26 by a vote of 363 to 62.last_img read more

Dont spread rumours over tailbacks on highways QuaderDont spread rumours over tailbacks on highways Quader

first_imgA snapshot of the Facebook profile of Obaidul QuaderRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has claimed that homebound people would face no trouble on the highways during the Eid holidays.Every year, commuters travelling around Eid suffer due to the dilapidated condition of the roads and traffic congestion on the highways.However, Quader is confident it will not be the same this time. He made the claim in a post on his Facebook profile on Monday.The minister, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, urged the people not to spread rumours, which lead to confusions, to this end.Regarding the tailbacks on Dhaka-Chattogram four-lane highway, Quader said the construction work of the railway overpass in Feni’s Fatehpur area would be completed within 15 June and there would be no more traffic congestion in the area.The second bridges at Kachpur and on Meghna and Gomati rivers would be completed by December, six months ahead of the scheduled time as well, he added.These three bridges would ease traffic congestion in the country’s busiest Dhaka-Chattogram highway, he hoped.The minister further said that the Dhaka-Sylhet highway would also be expanded to four lanes with state fund.The construction work of the Airport-Joydebpur Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is postponed for the time being to lessen the suffering of the public ahead of Eid, he added.last_img read more

EC alone cant hold fair electionEC alone cant hold fair election

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoChief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said the help of every government agency is needed to hold a fair election as it is not possible to do that by the election commission alone.”The people of the country expect that the commission will hold a fair election. So, we’ve taken all the necessary measures for holding a fair election. But, the commission alone cannot hold a fair election…the cooperation of all the government agencies is needed,” he said.The CEC came up with the remarks while speaking at a special meeting with law enforcers at the city’s Nirbachan Bhaban.”The safety of the general people, polling agents, polling centres and all other kinds of safety depend on you. You’ve lots of responsibilities,” the CEC told the law enforcers. He hoped that the police will perform their duties with devotion and sincerity. He said, “We’ve the faith in you. That doesn’t mean you won’t be there in our surveillance, but don’t get scared of that.” “No innocent person will be punished. If any complaint is lodged against any member of law enforcement agencies, the commission will investigate it first,” he added.last_img read more

Closet Cosplay Black Widow Undercover Civil WarCloset Cosplay Black Widow Undercover Civil War

first_imgSo here’s the rundown for Natasha’s polished and sleek undercover ensemble:Lounge Fly Widow Bag – $30, Beigne Short Rain Jacket – $90, Dark Wash Skinny Jeans – $25, Brown Kneehigh Combat Boots – $44, Classic Gold/Brown Aviators – $10, Bracelets, Necklace, Etc. – $33This total package is about $230, but you are buying items you can use every day and recycle. These are all things you can bring into your life to let your Geekness show anywhere. This amount is if you need absolutely everything. You probably have a few items to start so that number will trickle down.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. Need some inspiration? We’ve seen so many amazing cosplayers this year so I’m sure you’ll find one you want to tackle one from FanExpo in Boston, C2E2 in Chicago, or Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Follow all our cosplay galleries here and give one a try. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Any good pair of dark wash blue jeans with a fitted leg will suffice. Mine are American Eagle’s Ne(X)t Level high-waisted jeggings and they are currently $25 on sale.I’ve had these old riding boots for eight years and have cycled them through many different cosplay outfits. When choosing things like shoes think about where else you can use them and who else you can use them for. Plus, they are just super stylish. There is zero shame in closet cosplay. Add to your daily wardrobe and your con one at the same time. The pair I’m recommending are Cambridge’s kneehigh lace-up combat boots ($44) and much closer to the pair Widow wears in the movie. Photos: Best Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con 2019Photos: Best Cosplay From Anime NYC 2018 I truly believe cosplay is for everyone and fully support what makes you feel good in your character. But as much as I love it, it can be a costly hobby. I’m fortunate that I get to work with and have gotten to know some of the best in this space of the Geek community. That being said, you can cosplay too and on a budget. All you need to start is on staple piece of the character and you build around that.For me with this Natasha Romanoff look started with the bag from ThinkGeek. This completely chic Black Widow Lounge Fly bag is actually a bag I use on a daily basis. This is because I need a bit of Nat with me to keep me strong. This purse is just enough Natalia for fans to recognize it and understated enough to be a day to night bag.  It’s plenty big enough to carry all the essentials of your spy life. Multiple IDs, dossiers, golden gauntlets, lipstick, and sunglasses. Plus it’s an absolute steal right now at $29.99.AdChoices广告 Stay on target The devil is in the details. I’m more of a gold gauntlet gal then the modern black MCU version for Natasha. There is a really brilliant store on Etsy (MagicMarvels) that makes the most accurate versions of both I’ve ever seen. They are bundled with her S.H.I.E.L.D. ID badge and patch. You also get the arrow necklace Nat rocks in Winter Soldier, as a nod to Hawkeye. I wear it sometimes alongside my sterling silver Widow bead from What’s Your Passion Jewelry.The sunglasses tie the look together, and in the world of espionage, you need a killer pair to blend in. These are JOOX Classic Aviators in shiny gold with a brown gradient. There are slick and only $10. I was lucky enough to get the jacket from an amazing UK cosplayer, Ashley-Rae Ridsdel-Brown. It fits like a glove and is absolutely perfect. But there are decent replicas still available in the wild. Bonanza has one for $90. Like I said you are going to have to spend a little on at least one good item for your character. A well-constructed jacket is a great investment piece. And this is a look you can actually wear whenever. Totally reusable.last_img read more