CBC COMMISSIONS SOCCER DRAMA 21 THUNDER FROM PMA PRODUCTIONS AND GENERIC PRODUCTIONS

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter “By exploring the rich cultural diversity of Canada through an intricate tapestry of storylines, 21 Thunder will export Canadian values of tolerance and opportunity to international audiences worldwide,” said executive producer Michael Levine.In the cutthroat world of pro soccer, a club lives and dies by the stars on its under-21 team. They are the future and lifeblood of any franchise, but most will never make it. 21 THUNDER is the story of the Montreal Thunder U21 team, following the team’s star players on and off the field. A story of love, crime, race, sex and athletic glory, at its core the series is about how a group of players and coaches unite as family in the whirlwind of life, one step away from the pros.Helping to coach the team are Christy Cook (Stephanie Bennett, The Romeo Section, Descendants), an Olympic soccer hero forced on the team for PR reasons; and Davey Gunn (former Scottish footballer Ryan Pierce, who played as Ryan O’Leary), an international soccer superstar who is on the run from both the paparazzi and his past. The team consists of striker and former gang-member Nolan Gallard (RJ Fetherstonhaugh, Wayward Pines); Ivory Coast midfielder Junior Lolo (Emmanuel Kabongo, Hemlock Grove), a brilliant new arrival; and team captain, goalie and academic prodigy Alex el Haddadi (Andres Joseph, The Flash). Together they strive under notorious coach Albert Rocas (Conrad Pla, 19-2) to win games for the club, and a future for themselves.Commissioned by CBC, 21 THUNDER is produced by PMA Productions and Generic Productions, and executive produced by Kenneth Hirsch (Extraordinary Canadians, Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague), Michael Levine (Republic of Doyle), Adrian Wills (The Surrogacy Trap, All Together Now), Riley Adams (Crossing the Rubicon: The Journey, Flashpoint) and Malcolm MacRury ( Republic of Doyle, Saving Hope), who also serves as showrunner. Riley Adams is co-creator along with Kenneth Hirsch and Adrian Wills.-30- About CBC/Radio-Canada CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment CBC has commissioned 21 THUNDER, a new original eight episode, one-hour drama series from PMA Productions and Generic Productions. Set in Montreal, the series takes viewers into the fiercely competitive and high-stakes world of an under-21 soccer academy, following the players and coaches who risk it all for a shot at the pros. Production started in late August in Montreal and will continue until November 15, with the series set to premiere in summer 2017 on CBC.“We are excited to be working with the team at PMA and Generic to pull the curtain back on the thrilling and high pressure world of elite sports,” said Sally Catto, general manager, programming, CBC Television. “This riveting drama will offer audiences a fresh and diverse perspective on the world’s most popular sport, and what it takes to play ‘the beautiful game’ at the pro level.”“We share CBC’s commitment to delivering an adrenaline-fuelled series that will appeal to viewers across all platforms, and attract the attention of new audiences eager for gripping, serialized dramas featuring the stories of millennials with big dreams,” said executive producers Malcolm MacRury and Kenneth Hirsch.last_img read more

Forest Service backs Mt Rose ski resort expansion bridge

The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a plan to build two chairlifts and a snow bridge across a state highway southwest of Reno to allow skiers at the Mount Rose Ski resort to access 11 new trails proposed farther down the mountain.Officials for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest released a draft record of decision Monday approving the resort’s expansion planned across 112 acres (45 hectares) north of the Mount Rose Highway.The plan includes a new restroom, water pipeline and 5-million-gallon (19-million-litre) water tank to support snowmaking operations in the Atoma Area.It would prohibit future development of commercial uses across all but about 180 of the 3,446 acres (72 of the 1,394 million hectares) on bordering national forest land. It’s subject to a 45-day public comment to field objections from those who already commented.The Associated Press read more

Grains mixed livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for May delivery was up 2.40 cents at $4.59 a bushel; Mar. corn fell 1 cent at $3.72 a bushel; May oats rose 5.20 cents at $2.7860 a bushel; while May soybeans off .80 cent at 9.0460 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Apr. live cattle was up .86 cent at $1.2898 a pound; Mar. feeder cattle was off .27 cent at $1.4135 a pound; Apr. lean hogs rose 2.57 cents at .6972 a pound.The Associated Press read more

Woman seriously injured by dog bite OPP look for owner

The Ontario Provincial Police are looking to speak with the owner of a dog after a woman was bit twice on the arm.The woman called police around 3:30 p.m. on Friday to report she had been bitten by a dog.The 59-year-old woman said she was walking along a trail in Norfolk County when two dogs ran up to her. One of the dogs, described as a Rottweiler weighing roughly 100 lbs, bit the victim on the arm.The owner came to the area to try and regain control of the dogs when the same dog bit the victim again.The woman suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.Investigators are looking to speak to the owner of the Rottweiler and the other dog which is believed to be a Boxer. If anyone has information that can identify the owner, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122. read more

Cyprus Clerides and Denktash agree to new schedule of talks

Meeting in Nicosia, Mr. Clerides and Mr. Denktash reviewed the pace of their work so far and “decided that it would be more effective to have longer meetings with more time in between, so as to concentrate efforts and allow more time for preparation,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York. “Accordingly, as of 1 March, they will be meeting on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings, except as otherwise agreed.” The two leaders will meet again tomorrow as earlier planned and have another meeting on Tuesday, 19 February before breaking “in light of the Bayram (Id Muslim Holiday) and for a brief reflection period,” according to Mr. Eckhard. During the break, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, will travel to New York to report to the Secretary-General and brief members of the Security Council, the spokesman reported. “Talks will resume on Friday, 1 March,” said Mr. Eckhard. read more

TSX tumbles 209 points weak manufacturing data adds to emerging market concerns

TORONTO – North American stock markets sold off sharply Monday as a disappointing read on American manufacturing added to worries over whether economic problems cropping up in emerging markets can be contained.The S&P/TSX composite index gave up the last of its gains for the year as it tumbled 208.74 points, or 1.52 per cent, to 13,486.2. The Canadian dollar gained 0.33 of a cent to 90.11 cents US.New York’s Dow Jones industrial average plunged 326.05 points, or 2.1 per cent, to 15,372.8 as the Institute for Supply Management said its January manufacturing index dropped to 51.3 in January from 56.5 in December. Any reading above 50 signals expansion.The Nasdaq fell 106.92 points to 3,996.96 while the S&P 500 index slid 40.7 points to 1,741.89.Markets had already got off to a weak start Monday morning after China’s official purchasing managers’ index came in at 51.5, down from 52.5 in December.The data added to concerns about emerging market countries such as Turkey, South Africa and India, all of which had to hike rates last week to support their currencies.These countries and others have been hit by an outflow of investor funds as the U.S. Federal Reserve cuts back on its massive monthly bond purchases, a move that kept U.S. long-term rates low and resulted in a flow of cheap money into emerging markets.The primary worry is that economic weakness from the emerging economy countries could affect growth in developed markets.“Once you get into some kind of a modest disease, it has a tendency to spread,” observed Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at ScotiaMcLeod.“Not because there is any real reason why it should spread, but emotion takes it down and there is a lot of emotion in this market. People really don’t know what to make of it.”In Canada, Royal Bank’s purchasing managers index also pointed to a weak start to 2014 for the Canadian manufacturing sector. The January index came in at 51.7, down from 53.5 in December.There was other negative news from automakers as Ford shares slipped 2.75 per cent and General Motors shares 2.3 per cent after they reported a drop in U.S. January sales, hurt by harsh winter weather.The sell-off hit all TSX sectors with the base metal group down 2.6 per cent as the latest round of economic weakness worries sent March copper down a cent to US$3.18 a pound after it fell about 2.25 per cent last week. HudBay Minerals fell 35 cents to C$8.49.The energy sector was down 2.1 per cent as March crude in New York fell $1.06 to US$96.43. Suncor Energy, which was set to release earnings Monday night, lost 95 cents to C$35.64.Insurers led the way to a 1.3 per cent slump in financials with Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) down 93 cents to $19.62.Tech stocks also racked up steep losses as electronics manufacturer Celestica (TSX:CLS) shed 81 cents to $10.24.The gold sector lost early momentum and was down about 0.75 per cent as risk-averse investors pushed April gold up $20.10 to US$1,259.90 an ounce. TSX tumbles 209 points; weak manufacturing data adds to emerging market concerns by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2014 6:45 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Vegas Has The Best Expansion Team In The History Of Pro Sports

The Vegas Golden Knights are only halfway through their inaugural season, and they’ve already redefined what anyone thought was possible for an NHL expansion franchise. Against all odds, the Knights are currently 29-10-3 with 61 points, good for the best record in the Western Conference — and only 4 points shy of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the best record in the entire league. It’s enough to make the Knights hockey’s greatest debut team ever, hands down.But that’s not all: Vegas is also lapping the field of expansion teams across every major pro sport. Even after adjusting for the way records are distributed in other sports, no other brand-new club in modern history came close to doing what the Knights have done so far. Expansion teams just aren’t supposed to have this kind of success this early.Constructed as a Frankenstein’s monster of unwanted parts from the rest of the league, a new club is usually very bad indeed. In a franchise’s first season, merely being “competitive” — code for losing but keeping things close most nights — is an admirable goal. And going into this season, there were plenty of people who had trouble seeing the Knights even reaching that modest level of success. Most outlets picked Vegas to finish either last or next-to-last in the Pacific Division.That was a reasonable expectation based on the past performance of first-year clubs. Our own analysis found that Vegas had dredged more talent out of the expansion-draft pool than normal — but that was just supposed to mean the Knights would exceed historical expectations. It didn’t mean we thought they’d make the playoffs, much less that they’d contend for the Stanley Cup.So far this season, however, Vegas has picked up 73 percent of the maximum number of points in its games and outscored its opponents by 0.7 goals per game. To compare those marks across NHL seasons, we converted them to z-scores, or the number of standard deviations they sat above or below league average. (This helps us account for changes in the league’s spread of talent over time and allows us to make comparisons between different sports — which will come in handy later.) In both categories, Vegas’s z-scores are easily the top marks for an NHL expansion team since the league blew up the Original Six and added six new teams in 1967-68:1Excluding the four World Hockey Association teams (the Edmonton Oilers, New England Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets) that merged into the NHL in 1979. Although those teams held an expansion draft, they were also able to keep some of their existing players, and they had existed in the WHA since its founding, making them different from brand-new franchises starting from scratch. 1962Houston Colt .45’s-0.8-1.040.0-1.0 Vegas vs. NFL expansion teamsScore DifferentialWin percentage YearTeamValueZ-ScoreValueZ-Score 51994Mighty Ducks of Anaheim-0.3-0.37 Vegas vs. NBA expansion teamsScore DifferentialWin percentage 12018Vegas Golden Knights+0.7+1.28 1966Miami Dolphins-10.6-1.221.4-1.4 81968Los Angeles Kings-0.3-0.62 61968Minnesota North Stars46.6-0.40 1968Cincinnati Bengals-8.1-0.821.4-1.1 Vegas is destroying its NHL expansion competitorsBest z-scores (standard deviations relative to average) for point percentage and goals per game differential, NHL expansion teams (1968-2018) Vegas beats other sports’ expansion teams, tooHow the Vegas Golden Knights stack up against top expansion teams in each league by z-score* of winning percentage, 1961-2018 The Florida Panthers used to be the model for a successful NHL expansion team. Florida was more than merely competitive in 1993-94 — it finished one win shy of a .500 record and scored exactly as many goals as it allowed. Then, with the good core of talent they had picked up in the expansion draft, the Panthers made the Stanley Cup final three seasons into the franchise’s existence. Before Vegas came along, that was the gold standard for brand-new clubs: solid in the first year, outright good within a couple seasons. But the Knights’ debut has flipped those expectations on their head.(Yes, it should be noted that the 1967-68 St. Louis Blues made the Cup final in their first season. But that was solely because the NHL dropped all six of its new teams into the same division, the winner of which had to make the final. Every team in the new West division, which housed all the expansion clubs, had a negative goal differential during the regular season, but someone had to win it — and the Blues were that team. They were also swept by the mighty Montreal Canadiens when they played for the Cup.)2In fairness to St. Louis, it was as close a sweep as you’ll see; each game was decided by a single goal.Vegas’s season becomes even more impressive when you compare its z-scores to those of the top expansion teams from other sports. No modern MLB expansion club finished a season any better than the 70-win 1961 Los Angeles Angels; no debut NBA team ever topped the 33 wins of the 1967 Chicago Bulls; no NFL expansion team could beat the 7-9 Carolina Panthers from 1995. Hockey does tend to see its teams’ records more tightly bunched than in such sports as football and basketball, but even after adjusting for that with our z-scores, the Golden Knights’ current season blows away any would-be challenger from the NFL, NBA or MLB since the early 1960s: 1967Chicago Bulls-3.7-0.740.7-0.5 YEARTEAMPOINT %–Z-SCORE 41968St. Louis Blues-0.2-0.36 21994Florida Panthers+0.00.00 31968Philadelphia Flyers-0.1-0.15 Goal differential 71973Atlanta Flames-0.6-0.58 61968Pittsburgh Penguins-0.3-0.54 2018Vegas Golden Knights+0.7+1.372.6%+1.7 41968Los Angeles Kings48.7-0.16 YEARTEAMGPG DIFF.–Z-SCORE 1967New Orleans Saints-10.4-1.221.4-1.3 2018Vegas Golden Knights+0.7+1.372.6%+1.7 12018Vegas Golden Knights72.6%+1.73 81973Atlanta Flames41.7-0.57 Vegas vs. MLB expansion teamsScore DifferentialWin percentage 71968Pittsburgh Penguins45.3-0.57 1995Carolina Panthers-2.3-0.443.8-0.4 1993Colorado Rockies-1.3-2.141.4-1.2 1969Kansas City Royals-0.6-0.842.6-0.8 YearTeamValueZ-ScoreValueZ-Score 51968St. Louis Blues47.3-0.32 2018Vegas Golden Knights+0.7+1.372.6%+1.7 1969Milwaukee Bucks-5.1-1.132.9-1.1 91971Buffalo Sabres40.4-0.65 1961Los Angeles Angels-0.3-0.343.5-0.7 101994Mighty Ducks of Anaheim42.3-0.76 1971Portland Trail Blazers-4.5-0.935.4-1.0 21994Florida Panthers49.4-0.06 Full-season statistics are used for all teams except Vegas.Source: Hockey-Reference.com 1990Minnesota Timberwolves-4.2-0.926.8-1.3 Point percentage YearTeamValueZ-ScoreValueZ-Score 1961Minnesota Vikings-8.7-0.921.4-1.3 101971Buffalo Sabres-1.0-0.85 91971Vancouver Canucks-0.9-0.77 31968Philadelphia Flyers49.3-0.08 1968Seattle SuperSonics-6.5-1.328.0-1.3 1969Seattle Pilots-1.0-1.339.5-1.1 *Z-score is the number of standard deviations above/below average, relative to the overall league that season.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com One thing that jumps out is that many NHL expansion teams had better z-scores than the best expansion teams in the other sports. But why is it so much easier to build a strong NHL expansion team (relative to the league) than in the other Big Four North American sports? I don’t have a great explanation.Hockey is the sport with the least reliable individual stats — while scouts’ eye tests can be swayed by recency and other biases — so it may be that the caliber of players left available in the expansion draft is higher than in other sports. Or perhaps the outsize value of goaltending means one good pick between the pipes is enough to carry a team of talent-strapped skaters to respectability. Or maybe good coaching deserves more credit than it sometimes gets around the league. Whatever the reason, expansion teams have done better on ice in general, even before Vegas started to blow the doors off the league.We know that, in the NHL, it takes a lot of games to tell who’s good and who’s bad — which is why even a hot half-season can turn cold overnight. For Vegas, the heat has been generated by MVP-candidate seasons from the likes of William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault and a near Vezina-worthy performance from Marc-Andre Fleury — all players who were considered expendable as recently as seven months ago. Peeking under the hood, the Knights’ ratio of shots taken to shots allowed at even-strength is nothing special, even after adjusting for score effects and other factors. And let’s face it: Few teams can sustain this pace for an entire season: Of the 24 teams with at least 60 points in their first 42 games since 2005-06,3Excluding the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season. only one (last year’s Capitals) had a second-half point percentage as good as it did in the first half of the season.So it would be logical to assume that a second-half regression could be lurking around the corner for the Golden Knights. But the advanced stats don’t suggest that Vegas has been particularly lucky. In terms of expected goals (which measures where a team’s chances come from in addition to their volume), the Knights have the ninth-best ratio in the league.Regression or no regression, various projection systems consider the Knights all but a lock to make the playoffs, which would make Vegas the first expansion team to claim that honor since the 1968 season’s standings guaranteed that four new clubs would qualify. Even the in-town sportsbooks are paying attention to the possibility of playoff action in the desert: The Knights are currently tied for the second-best Stanley Cup odds of any team in the league.For an expansion team, all of this seemed unthinkable going into the season. New franchises aren’t supposed to be instant contenders. They’re supposed to struggle, to require years of building before achieving this kind of success. Vegas clearly doesn’t care about any of that. And now we have an entirely new yardstick with which to compare every other expansion club that comes along in the future, no matter the sport. read more

Thanks to Samsung Tizen might actually happen this year

first_imgWe’ve heard rumblings of a new Linux-based open source, mobile operating system that has been almost ready to go for nearly a year now. Tizen, which was seemingly designed simply so it could claim to be more open than Android, is finally making its way to hardware, thanks to Samsung.Tizen is a mobile OS project that The Linux Foundation started after Nokia’s MeeGo OS was permanently shelved. The OS is designed to offer a user experience that is much more like Linux in how open and editable it is. The project gets compared to Android frequently as Google claims that Android is open as well, plus it’s also Linux-based. The core functions of Android are open source, and as such can be modified by anyone. Google’s contributions to Android, specifically their Play Store and Google branded apps like Gmail, are not open source. In order to have Google’s apps running on your operating system, Google requires that you follow some specific guidelines. Tizen will function quite differently, allowing for a completely editable experience.Having just completed their journey to version 2.0, with a developer conference scheduled for some time in 2013, Tizen is finally ready to enter the market. Some developers who were eager to get in on the ground floor of Tizen have received developer devices to test their apps on, but due to non disclosure agreements there’s very little known about the hardware used. A few months ago, Samsung made it clear that the company would not be putting any effort into Tizen until 2013, and it seems the time has finally come.NTT DoCoMo has announced that Samsung will be their first Tizen manufacturer, with a release sometime in 2013. After NTT DoCoMo, Vodaphone UK and France Telecom have been interested in trying out Tizen on their networks.Tizen will need a wealth of apps and support in order to compete out of the box with iOS and Android, otherwise the platform is likely to suffer the same fate as MeeGo. Visually, Tizen looks to offer many of the same features and functionality that is expected of current generation mobile operating systems, but the lack of apps will quickly become an attack point for proponents of other operating systems.last_img read more

The Brexit destroyer British papers round on Speaker Bercow after step to

first_img‘The Brexit destroyer’: British papers round on Speaker Bercow after step to block May’s vote The House of Commons speaker said the house couldn’t vote again and again on the same proposals. HOUSE OF COMMONS Speaker John Bercow yesterday delivered a potential hammer blow to Theresa May’s hopes for a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal, and is feeling the wrath of many of the papers in the UK today as a result.Bercow said MPs from both sides of the house had expressed concern to him about the house being asked to vote repeatedly on the “same fundamental proposition”.The Speaker was invoking a 400-year-old parliament rule to take the measure, and scuppers the prime minister’s hopes of avoiding a delay to Brexit by finally getting her deal through.It is no unclear what move May will make next, although a delay to Brexit now appears the most likely outcome.Here’s what the papers this morning make of it.The Daily Mail featured a photo of Bercow with the headline “Smirk that says: Brexit be damned”.  Source: Daily Mail“Bercow is sabotaging Brexit deal, says No 10,” according to the headline in The Times. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 102 Comments 122,879 Views https://jrnl.ie/4549242 Share171 Tweet Email1 center_img By Sean Murray Source: The TimesThe Daily Express names him simply “The Brexit destroyer”, while the Daily Telegraph ran with the headline “A major constitutional crisis”, and added that there was “disgust in the Commons” over Bercow’s intervention. Source: The Daily Express Source: The Daily TelegraphAnd here’s what some of the other papers made of it. Short URL Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 7:15 AM Mar 19th 2019, 7:15 AM last_img read more

Archéologie préventive des vestiges romains découverts près de Londres

first_imgArchéologie préventive : des vestiges romains découverts près de LondresLes chercheurs du Musée d’archéologie de Londres viennent de dévoiler les trésors qu’ils ont trouvés dans un ancien site romain, mis au jour en 2008 dans la banlieue ouest de Londres. Deux années ont été nécessaires pour mettre en ordre les découvertes avant publication. “Nous avons eu beaucoup de chance de trouver un répertoire aussi complet de vestiges romains si près de la surface”, a déclaré l’archéologue Jo Lyon : 11.500 fragments de poterie, 100 pièces de monnaie, des bijoux, dont  deux brassards et un bracelet en or plus ancien (âge du Bronze, 1000 à 700 ans avant J.C.), mais aussi un tronçon de l’une des voies romaines les plus importantes d’Angleterre, reliant Londinium (Londres) à Silchester. Le tout à 50 centimètres sous terre,  depuis environ 2000 ans.Mis au jour en 2008 lors de fouilles préalables à la construction d’un hôtel sur le site historique de Syon Park, près de Brentford (ouest de Londres), toutes ces trouvailles ont fait l’objet de deux ans d’un tri minutieux par les archéologues, pour rebâtir la chronologie des vestiges à partir des données brutes.  Le 18 novembre 2010 à 12:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sécheresse les restrictions deau sétendent à 26 départements

first_imgSécheresse : les restrictions d’eau s’étendent à 26 départementsLe 6 mai, le ministère de l’Ecologie faisait état de 17 départements touchés par les restrictions d’eau à cause de la sécheresse. Mais celle-ci gagne du terrain, et ce sont aujourd’hui 26 départements qui sont concernés, soit plus du quart de la France métropolitaine.De plus en plus de départements français doivent faire face à la sécheresse. Si dix-sept départements étaient touchés par des restrictions d’eau depuis la semaine dernière, ils sont désormais 26, selon le point hebdomadaire du ministère de l’Ecologie (lien non disponible). La région la plus touchée reste le Poitou-Charentes. La zone allant de la Loire-Atlantique au Gers est aussi particulièrement concernée. A ces endroits, les mesures préconisent généralement des réductions voire des interdictions d’arrosage des espaces verts ou encore le remplissage des piscines.À lire aussi”Choc Climatique” : les propositions du Sénat pour que la France agisseLe Figaro indique que des mesures sont également prises dans le nord de la France (Somme, Oise, Eure), en Ile-de-France (Essonne, Val-de-Marne, Seine-et-Marne), dans le Centre (Indre, Cher, Nièvre), dans la région lyonnaise (Rhône, Isère, Ardèche) et dans l’Est (Jura, Doubs, Territoire de Belfort).Lundi, un “comité sécheresse” doit se réunir à la demande de Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, ministre de l’Ecologie, qui souhaite faire le point. Pour le moment, la femme politique a refusé l’idée d’un impôt sécheresse. Le Parisien rappelle qu’après plusieurs mois de sécheresse en 1976, le gouvernement avait annoncé une aide aux agriculteurs de 1,3 milliard d’euros financée par un impôt de ce type exceptionnel.Le 13 mai 2011 à 17:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Claude Puel satisfied with draw

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel says their 1-1 draw at Brighton felt like a win as fought back from one man down to earn a point.28 minutes into the game, Leicester are already one man down and one goal behind, but they held on and equalized 11 minutes before fulltime through a Jamie Vardy penalty, and Claude Puel is happy to settle for a point.“It’s like a win. Obviously, it’s just one point but it’s one point away after a difficult situation with the sending off,” Puel told Sky Sports.“We conceded set pieces also and it was difficult to react but with 10 men in the second half, we played like 11 men.“I think we deserved to come back in the game and perhaps to win because we dominated a lot of the second half.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We had a good performance on the floor and quality. I like our mentality and fighting spirit in these conditions.“It’s not the first time we have conceded a goal then succeeded at coming back in the game. It’s strange for the team to continue in this way.“Of course, I have to correct some points from the first half but I am happy with the reaction from all the team and the squad. It was perfect.“We could have won the game. We dominated a lot in the second half and we almost deserved a win for our fighting spirit and mentality.”last_img read more

County partners with CRESA for health emergencies

first_imgClark County Public Health has stepped into the 21st century when it comes to alerting residents of potential disease outbreaks.The county has partnered with Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) to use the call center’s community notification system during public health emergencies.The partnership has the potential to save the county thousands of dollars and hours of staff time during disease outbreaks, said Richard Konrad, program coordinator for the county’s emergency preparedness program.“It’s a great opportunity for us to do our work more efficiently,” said John Wiesman, director of Clark County Public Health.The county and CRESA formed an agreement following two measles cases in Clark County earlier this year.Public health staff members worked overtime to call and interview 497 people who may have come into contact with the sick children. That meant long hours for public health workers, with other staffers pulled from their positions to help man the call center, Konrad said.The effort cost the county $4,125 in staff time and overtime, he said. “This (CRESA) system would have eliminated the need to make personal calls to that large number of people,” Konrad said.The CRESA system will allow public health officials to record a message with up to five questions. The system can then call a selected group of people — in the measles case, the 497 potentially exposed people — to respond to the survey questions by using their phone keypad.The data from the calls is immediately sent back to health officials, who can analyze the results and follow up personally, if needed.After a long day working at the measles call center, Lianne Martinez, program coordinator of the county’s emergency preparedness program, came up with the idea of using the CRESA system and pursued the partnership.last_img read more

Officials inspect imported flowers for Valentines Day

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Flower inspections are underway in preparation for Valentine’s Day.Customs and Border Protection and officials with Miami-Dade County Airport are checking imported flowers for pest and plant diseases.The mission is to filter out flowers that could potentially harm the floral industry in the U.S.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Anchorage exhibit highlights unseen exploits of combat medics

first_imgOne of the photos featured in the Unseen exhibit by Joe Yelverton (Courtesy of Joe Yelverton)An exhibit opening Friday, July 7th, at an Anchorage art gallery takes a look at a reality most of us hope to avoid — the world of combat medics. The photographs feature Alaska National Guard members jumping out of aircraft, training exercises for recovering casualties in combat zones, as well as for Search and Rescue missions state-side.Listen nowAhead of it’s opening, photographer Joe Yelverton is putting the finishing touches on the show, which is titled “Unseen.” On the white gallery walls are 33 large-format images of soldiers rigging parachutes, trudging along mountain tops, and leaping out of helicopters looking as calm as if they were ordering lunch.“They are strangely at ease in situations that would make an ordinary person just freak out,” Yelverton said.One of the most arresting images in the show draws its power from the grim duality of combat medicine: the violence of warfare, alongside the drive to keep people living. Against a white background is a soldier with his back-turned, a black assault rifle pressed against a bag marked with a red cross.“This is just a bag of blood on a waist-belt,” Yelverton said.Even on training exercises, the soldiers Yelverton photographs are prepared for morbid injuries and a rapid rescue response.These particular photos are from the last year, when Yelverton went out on more than 15 training missions with the guard members across different parts of Alaska.But the project really started more than three years ago, when Yelverton made friends with Roger Sparks, a para-rescueman with an accelerating career as a tattoo artist. The two were introduced at a potluck in Eagle, started hanging out, and Yelverton began quietly listening to more para-rescuers talk to one another about their experiences.“In the process of hearing many of their stories I became really curious about seeing them working,” Yelverton said.The show’s title, “Unseen,” is Yelverton’s attempt to highlight the invisibility of work he finds astounding. Many of the images convey his sense of awe, not just with the danger involved in routine training exercises, but also Yelverton’s own fascination with the understated attitude of the subjects themselves.The images never feel like advertisements, but they also lack critical distance. Yelverton’s project was to shine a light on para-rescuers not in order to expose a sinister secret, but instead to give people a clearer sense of the extraordinary work happening beyond public view. Particularly when it comes to search and rescues for civilians in Alaska, some of which end up saving lives.“But there’s just as many missions aren’t successful,” Yelverton explained. “People die, and the team still responds to it, they do body recovery. I think that that starts to affect a person after a while.”The “Unseen” exhibition is up at the International Gallery in downtown Anchorage through the end of July.last_img read more

Former DC DelegateCivil Rights Icon Fauntroy Sought

first_imgFormer D.C. Delegate and Civil Rights icon Walter Fauntroy.Family and friends of former D.C. Delegate and Civil Rights icon Walter Fauntroy have grown increasingly concerned following reports that a bench warrant had been issued for his arrest.  The warrant, issued by the Prince George’s County sheriff’s office, stems from a $50,000 bounced check Fauntroy allegedly wrote to cover a 2009 Presidential Inauguration event for Barack Obama.The 82-year-old pastor and former aid to Martin Luther King Jr., alarmed those close to him when he failed toattend the funeral of long-time friend and former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, and more recently, neglected to take part in commemoration activities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March.While Fauntroy’s attorney, Art Reynolds Jr., said he believes he may be in any of a number of African nations, his interview with WUSA9’s Bruce Johnson suggests he has, in fact, spoken with Fauntroy and advised him legally of his options.  Reynolds confirmed that Fauntroy’s passport has been revoked as a result of the warrant.“I have advised him that in the event he comes back into the country, whenever he gets into customs, the bench warrant would pop up on the computers and he would be taken into custody,” Reynolds said.According to Johnson, Fauntroy’s mental state and living accommodations are uncertain, as well as any sources of income he has while abroad.Judges generally issue bench warrants for contempt of court or for persons who fail to appear at scheduled hearings.A State Department official said in response to our inquiry on Fauntroy that “due to privacy laws and restrictions, we do not comment on specific cases.  The Department of State revokes passports for the reasons set forth in the federal regulations.”Calls by the AFRO to the Director of Communications Sharon Taylor in the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office had not been returned by press time.last_img read more

Imax Closes Sole European VR Center

first_imgImax VR centers had long been billed as an experiment, and a way for Imax to determine whether VR could be the next big thing for the company. Its original strategy called for the launch of roughly a dozen such VR centers around the world, which were supposed to be used to fine-tune the model for possible further expansion.In the end, Imax opened 7 centers, but quickly realized that the numbers simply didn’t add up. The company closed a New York VR center in June, and shut down its Shanghai VR center in early July. In October, it shuttered another New York location, and executives told investors that they didn’t anticipate any new investments in VR in 2019.Separately, Imax and Google also ended their joint development of a cinematic VR camera. The fate of the company’s 3 remaining VR centers in Los Angeles, Toronto and Bangkok remains uncertain; a spokesperson declined to comment on the future of Imax’s VR efforts. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Imax continues its departure from virtual reality (VR) with the closure of its sole European VR center in Manchester, U.K. With the shut-down of the Imax VR at Odeon, as the location was officially called, the company has now closed more than half of its VR centers.The Imax VR Center in Manchester consisted of 10 VR pods that allowed consumers to play VR games like “Raw Data,” “Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay” and “Archangel” for £7.50 to £10.00 (around $9.50 to $12.75) a game.Imax had opened its Manchester VR center in cooperation with the European theater chain Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group a year ago. Imax Europe & Africa exec Giovanni Dolci hailed the move at the time as the unveiling of “the next evolution of immersive entertainment in Europe,” and Odeon Cinemas Group managing director Mark Way claimed that the opening would make the Manchester theater “one of the most unique cinemas in the world.”center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Costa Rica police nab five men suspected of stealing 220000 from bank

first_imgA computer engineer with the last names López Víquez was arrested Thursday morning in the province of Alajuela, along with four other men, on suspicion of committing computer fraud against Davivienda bank, formerly known as HSBC.Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) conducted seven raids in Heredia Centro, Mercedez Norte and Barva, in San Rafael, Alajuela, and La Uruca, San José. Officers arrested López and four other men identified by the last names Cambronero Solano, Ramírez Arce, Ramírez Bolaños and Hidalgo Mora.Police reports stated that López, who works for a technology company, discovered a vulnerability in Davivienda’s Internet banking site, where he found a backdoor in the exchange rate area of the website.Investigations indicate that López and at least 24 other people opened bank accounts to use the backdoor and allegedly transferred some ₡110 million ($220,000) over a period of seven months from August 2012 to February of this year, when the bank’s security systems detected the intrusions.OIJ said more arrests could follow in coming hours, as the investigation continues to identify who opened accounts to access the website’s backdoor. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Wizz Air has announced plans to introduce a new ch

first_imgWizz Air has announced plans to introduce a new cheap flight to Dortmund in Germany, from its Budapest base in October.Services will run three times a week and complement existing Wizz Air flights to Dortmund from Katowice.As well as adding the new cheap flights to Budapest, Wizz plans to increase frequency on the Polish service.Budapest will be the ninth destination served by Wizz at Dortmund, with flights to Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Cluj, Bucharest and Sofia, as well as Katowice, already available.This announcement follows news from easyJet that it plans to cut the number of flights to Dortmund currently offered.The carrier has opened a 90-day consultation with its staff at the German airport to decide whether or not to close its Dortmund base after revealing it will cut 50 percent of all winter flights to the city.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWizz Air launches flights from Warsaw to RomeWizz Air will introduce cheap flights to Rome Ciampino Airport from Warsaw in September.Wizz Air to launch new flights to GermanyWizz Air will introduce two new flights to Germany in the springWizz Air unveils 15 new routesWizz Air has announced plans to expand its schedule with 15 new routes over the next six months.last_img read more

Anastasiades explained his new ideas to Lute Update 1

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday reiterated his determination to work for a solution as soon as possible and to develop the new ideas he has come up with within the Guterres framework, when he met UN envoy Jane Holl Lute, Chief Negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis said.Anastasiades met Lute on Sunday for two hours and 15 minutes at the presidential palace in Nicosia.Lute left the palace without making any statements.The meeting was also attended by Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides, Mavroyiannis and Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou.Lute was also due to meet Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in the north. Her mission is to facilitate the leaders to come up with terms of reference for a resumption of Cyrus negotiations, something she has been working on since last year.Speaking after the meeting, Mavroyiannis said the president had a “very good and creative” meeting with Lute during which he reiterated his commitment to a solution.“He has developed new ideas within the framework of the UN Secretary-General’s framework… the so-called Guterres framework, and explained these new ideas,” Mavroyiannis said, adding that the President referred, among other things, to the “decentralisation of powers, ideas he has already worked out in the past”.Mavroyiannis referred to the Turkish Cypriot community’s demand for political equality “as it perceives it”. He called it “a continuously expanding perception” of the notion of political equality, which, he said, was not is not based at all on the report of the UN Secretary-General from 1991.Neither was it part of any discussions that had taken place since then, nor was it in the Annan plan, nor in meetings between previous leaders Demetris Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat “nor in the negotiations we have had over the last five years. ”Anastasiades, Mavroyiannis added, “reiterated in a clear manner that he accepts political equality as requested by the United Nations and as recorded in the Secretary-General’s report”.“He also accepts the concept of effective participation of Turkish Cypriots in the government and the positive vote, where and when the circumstances are such that the positive vote will be exercised in such a way that any decision of the state institutions does not negatively affect the interests of the Turkish Cypriot community,” said Mavroyiannis.“It is clear to the President of the Republic that there is neither the intention nor the kind of regulation that allows one community to make decisions that are detrimental to the interests of the other community,” he added.“Of course, to move in this direction it should be clear that there will be an effective mechanism for deadlocks and that we are talking exclusively about those decisions and not, as the Turkish Cypriot side has recently raised, that we are talking about all decisions.”In addition to the issue of political equality, the president focused with Lute on all aspects of the Guterres framework such as the abolition of guarantees, rights of intervention, the withdrawal of troops, and the issue of territory, Mavroyiannis said.“Essentially the aim of the president of the Republic is to create conditions in order to come up with terms of reference that can create the conditions for a truly creative dialogue that leads to finding a functional and viable solution of the Cyprus problem and that ensures the existence of a truly independent and sovereign state which will work,” he added.Anastasiades also reiterated his willingness to for a joint meeting with Akinci in Lute’s presence. The UN chief must submit his report on his Good Offices Mission in Cyprus to the Security Council by April 15. Asked if there had been any movement since Lute’s visit earlier in the year, Mavroyiannis said: “Steps forward will be judged by results”.“We continue consultations and efforts, exchange of views, positions, arguments. We have not yet arrived, but yes, the effort continues. ”Questioned as to the fact that this was Lute’s fourth visit and yet no progress has emerged, Mavroyianis said: “It would be naive to think that it was easy mission”.As Anastasiades was meeting Lute, Akinci was quoted as saying the Turkish Cypriot side, would like some clarifications about the issue of political equality.CNA quoted the Turkish Cypriot leader as saying it would be helpful to “clean up the muddy waters”.  Then, he said it might be possible for the Turkish Cypriot side to accept a three-party, four-party or five-party conference. This was in response to a proposal by Anastasiades for a tripartite meeting with the two leaders and with Lute.The Turkish Cypriot side, Akinci said, is not trying to avoid any meeting agreement, or anything that would allow for peace and prosperity in Cyprus.He also said that he did not intend to just meet Lute to create an impression about the negotiations that might be likely to mislead public opinion. Akinci also referred to the importance of informing the public, as they would be the ones called upon to decide on their future.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. 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