Damage becoming clear amid historic flood Oh my God your heart is

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. – For 48 years, Jerry McFarland’s rustic cottage on New Brunswick’s Grand Lake was a cherished refuge for family and friends, where precious summertime memories were carefully recorded in well-worn journals.Today, McFarland’s cottage is in ruins, shoved off its foundation and torn apart on the weekend by rising floodwaters.“It was a million-dollar property, to me,” the 84-year-old Fredericton resident said Monday. “It’s just a pile of rubbish there now … with the thrashing of the water.”With the flooding in central New Brunswick finally stabilizing after reaching record levels on the weekend, the extent of damage caused in areas cut off by rising water is starting to become clear.McFarland’s cottage was one of many on Grand Lake that were swept away on Saturday as powerful winds pushed the big lake to places it had never reached before.“On Saturday the wind was wild,” he said. “It was really the wind that blew the waves … It was the wind that really knocked down the cottages.”Pictures posted on social media show cottages, trailers and other recreational gear floating away.McFarland, a retired school district supervisor with four grown children, said his cottage had survived previous floods that reached historic levels in 1973 and 2008. And it was in 2008 that he raised the one-storey building by 18 inches, using concrete blocks.“I was sure that I would never get flooded,” said McFarland. “But nothing like this has been recorded before in our history.”Localized flooding is practically an annual event in this part of central New Brunswick. In late April and early May, heavy rains combine with the melting snow pack in northern New Brunswick to engorge the mighty Saint John River and its tributaries, which comprise a vast basin along the west side of the province.Grand Lake, a 45-minute drive east of Fredericton, is the province’s largest lake at 20 kilometres long and five kilometres wide. It drains through the Jemseg River into the Saint John River east of Gagetown.McFarland said he and his family will miss the cottage, but he’s thankful no one was hurt.Rebuilding is not an option, given the expense, he said. However, McFarland has his eye on a used motorhome that he might park on his lakeside property.To be sure, the loss of the cottage journals will be keenly felt by his entire family, he said.“Those are the memories we had from every day, and those are gone,” he said, noting that his late father wrote the first entry in 1970. “It’s an emotional thing as well as a tactile thing … I hope that they might possibly be around, but I doubt it.”McFarland said the cottage was insured, though he’s sure the policy doesn’t offer coverage for flooding.Vanessa and Lonnie Clark, longtime residents of the Grand Lake area, said their home was intact, largely because it was built on a hill in the Sunnyside Beach area.In the flooded fields nearby, the water has been contaminated by gasoline, floating propane tanks and other flotsam, said Vanessa Clark. The deck that was once attached to her mother’s neighbouring home was last spotted floating across the lake.“It’s the waves that have caused so much damage,” she said. “Places are sideways, they’re collapsed. You look inside and the flooring and fridges are floating.”Lonnie, who has lived in the house for 51 years, said nearby beaches have been destroyed and local roads remain washed out.“There’s homes lost, there’s vehicles lost, there’s camper trailers lost — there’s hundreds of years of memories of summers spent at the lake lost,” said Vanessa. “That’s the feeling when you drive around the lake — it’s just literally a hopeless, helpless. Oh my God, your heart is broken.”Meanwhile, provincial officials said floodwaters were expected to peak Monday in the Saint John area of southern New Brunswick. At one point, the river rose to 5.7 metres above sea level at Saint John, where flood stage is 4.2 metres. It was forecast to recede to 4.8 metre above sea level by Friday.Levels in other areas of the province, including Fredericton and Maugerville, were also forecast to recede throughout the week, while remaining above flood levels.In Hampton, about 40 kilometres northeast of Saint John, Blair Hyslop surveyed his flooded greenhouses with weary resignation. He has been manning pumps 24 hours a day since Friday.“We put the word out for volunteers and dozens and dozens of people came,” said Hyslop, who runs Kredl’s Corner Market.“We estimate we used about 4,000 sandbags to build a three foot wall all around this building. And then we pumped thousands of gallons of water over the wall, and we continue to pump continuously.”In Rothesay, where water levels are expected to crest sometime Tuesday, Kevin Beaupre said he won’t feel any relief until the water on the other side of his wall of sandbags starts to recede.“Every time a high tide comes up, I get nervous again,” said Beaupre, who packed thousands of sandbags around his home and is using pumps to drain his basement. “You see it go a little bit higher … so I’m microadjusting it.”Greg MacCallum, director of the province’s Emergency Measures Organization, said residents should remain vigilant.“When we talk about the water going down, that is not a trigger for people to go home necessarily,” MacCallum told a media briefing Monday afternoon.“A very deliberate process has to be followed to make sure it’s safe for them to go home … In some cases, it may be a matter of days after the water levels are below flood stage. In some cases, it will be weeks.”MacCallum said the cleanup will be a “difficult phase.”“This is a period of time when people do need to be patient. They need to understand that it is as deliberate an operation to go back as it is to get out.”More than 1,150 people have registered with the Red Cross to say they have evacuated their homes, while many others have left to stay with family or friends without registering.The Red Cross has launched a fundraising campaign to help flood victims.The Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton has been closed since last Thursday. And the floodwaters have cut off all roads around the community of Chipman, though Downey said crews are working to upgrade a route so that emergency vehicles have access to the community.— With files from Michael MacDonald, Aly Thomson and Alison Auld in Halifaxlast_img read more

Air Force searches northern Quebec for missing US plane with one person

first_imgMONTREAL — The Royal Canadian Air Force is searching for a missing plane over northwestern Quebec that had one person on board and was reported overdue Monday.Department of National Defence spokesman Andrew McKelvey said today the Beechcraft Bonanza plane was travelling from Oshkosh, Wis., to Danbury, Conn., but the pilot had to divert north to avoid a storm.Search and rescue teams are looking for the plane over a region north of Senneterre, Que., about 530 kilometres northwest of Montreal. The Defence Department says that’s the area where the plane was last tracked on radar.The air force began searching Tuesday and it is continuing to look for the pilot and the aircraft today. Four military aircraft are assisting in the search operation.The plane, which is registered to a company in Delaware, was reported overdue at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Aircraft from bases in Trenton, Ont., Bagotville, Que., and Greenwood, N.S., have joined the search.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Opening annual session General Assembly condemns terror attacks against US

In the first resolution of its fifty-sixth session, the Assembly strongly condemned “the heinous acts of terrorism which have caused enormous loss of human life, destruction and damage in the cities of New York – host city of the United Nations – Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.”The Assembly stressed that “those responsible for aiding supporting or harbouring the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of such acts will be held accountable.” It also expressed its solidarity with the people and Government of the United States “in these sad and tragic circumstances.”Addressing the Assembly session, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called this “a dark day for the United States, and indeed for the whole world.” “Our host country, and this wonderful host city that has been so good to us over the five decades have just been subjected to a terrorist attack such as we had hardly dared to imagine even in our worst nightmares,” said Mr. Annan. He added that it was difficult to find words to express “our sense of grief and outrage, our profound sympathy for the untold numbers of injured and bereaved, and our solidarity” with the people and the Government of the United States. Mr. Annan stressed that all nations of the world must be united in their solidarity with the victims of terrorism, as well as in their determination to take action, both against the terrorists themselves and against all those who give them any kind of shelter, assistance or encouragement. For his part, Ambassador James Cunningham of the United States expressed gratitude to those who had extended sympathy to his country, and offered particular thanks to the Secretary-General for urging a firm and united response to the tragedy. “I appreciate the support and condolences expressed by the UN membership, and the condemnation and their sense of resolve,” he said. “Together, we’ve demonstrated – here today in the historic hall of the General Assembly – that we are united and strong in the face of terror.” Following the adoption of the resolution, the representative of Azerbaijan called for the UN to establish a blood donation centre for diplomats. “We, the United Nations diplomatic community, are not only parking rule violators – we do love this city, we love New York, and we want to help it.” He requested the Secretary-General to use the UN Medical Service to organize a blood donation so that diplomats could make “our modest contribution to the ongoing New York City rescue process.” The proposal was met by a round of applause, after which Mr. Annan observed, “I think you have had a very good response from the ambassadors and delegates here, and that means that the Medical Service will have no problems, and we will see lots of people queuing up to give blood.” Earlier this afternoon, the General Assembly elected Han Seung-soo, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, as President of its fifty-sixth session. The newly elected President joined others in voicing his disgust and outrage at Tuesday’s terrorist attacks. He recalled that the UN had been born amid hopes for a lasting peace in the wake of two world wars and expressed his commitment to strengthen the Assembly’s role in that effort. At a news conference following the meeting, the President pledged to meet the challenges facing the Assembly in such areas as peacekeeping, development, curbing the spread of AIDS, and promoting human rights. “This is an ambitious agenda, but not an unrealistic one,” he said.Asked whether the General Assembly’s annual general debate – which normally attracts the participation of heads of State and government and other senior officials from around the world – should be postponed under the circumstances, Mr. Seung-soo replied: “I think the general debate will not be postponed, but we do not know how many heads of State will participate in the debate now that the situation has much changed after the terrorist acts yesterday.” read more

In first legal challenge to US crisis body MetLife appealing label as

FILE – In this April 16, 2009, file photo, the MetLife building overlooks a shorter building in New York. MetLife said Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, that it is going to ask a federal judge to review its designation as a “too big to fail” company. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) by Michelle Chapman And Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Jan 13, 2015 6:39 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – In the first legal challenge to a U.S. body that arose from the financial crisis, MetLife is challenging its designation by regulators as a potential threat to the financial system.MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. insurance company by assets, announced Tuesday that it is taking the government to court to appeal its assessment by the Financial Stability Oversight Council as “systemically important.” That means regulators believe MetLife is so big and entwined with the financial system that it could threaten the economy if it collapsed.The oversight council, a group of top federal regulators created by the 2010 Wall Street overhaul law to monitor the financial system, decided last month to label MetLife as systemically important. The designation brings stricter government oversight and, MetLife says, exorbitant costs.MetLife will be required to increase its cushion of capital held in reserve against losses, limit its use of borrowed money and submit to inspections by examiners. New York-based MetLife will come under the supervision of the Federal Reserve. Its primary regulator has been New York state.The Financial Stability panel was empowered by the 2010 law to tag certain companies for stricter supervision as a way to end “too big to fail” — the idea that some financial institutions are so big and crucial to the system that the government would step in to rescue them if they veered toward collapse. That’s what happened in the 2008 crisis, with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer aid going to big U.S. banks and other financial institution.MetLife was the fourth nonbank financial firm to be given the label. The other three are American International Group Inc., General Electric Capital Corp. — the finance arm of General Electric Co. — and Prudential Financial Inc.They did not appeal the designation. But MetLife insists that tougher requirements on life insurance companies would force the companies to raise the prices of their products, reduce the amount of risk they take on in their products, or stop offering some products altogether. Capital requirements for banks were established to protect depositors, rather than ensuring that life insurers can meet their obligations to policyholders, the company says.MetLife is filing suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.Analyst Steven Schwartz of Raymond James said MetLife is afraid of the Fed developing capital rules that are more restrictive than the states and credit rating agencies.“If MetLife is required to hold even more capital than currently required by the rating agencies, then it could be at a disadvantage in pricing products,” Schwartz said.The FSOC is led by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and includes Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.Treasury spokeswoman Suzanne Elio said Tuesday that the council has been notified of MetLife’s legal action. “The council’s decision to designate a nonbank financial company is reached only after a thorough analysis and extensive engagement with the company, both of which occurred in this case. We are confident in the council’s work,” Elio said.The near-collapse of AIG in 2008 helped trigger the financial crisis, and it received a $182 billion federal bailout that it has since repaid.MetLife, which has a market capitalization of about $57 billion, said the designation will increase costs for consumers. It serves approximately 100 million customers and has operations in almost 50 countries.“MetLife has always supported robust regulation of the life insurance industry and has operated under a stringent state regulatory system for decades,” said Chairman and CEO Steven Kandarian. “However, adding a new federal standard for just the largest life insurers and retaining a different standard for everyone else will drive up the cost of financial protection for consumers without making the financial system any safer.”Kandarian said that the council — which was created to help prevent another financial meltdown — designated non-bank systemically important financial institutions before the rules governing those companies have been written.“The council should wait until the rules are in place and it knows the impact on designated firms,” Kandarian said.Kandarian cited the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, stating that the act makes its “clear that size alone does not make a company systemic.”Gloria Vogel, a senior vice-president at Drexel Hamilton, said that the rules for how designated firms will be regulated remain unclear, but noted that a draft unveiled by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors late last year on its proposed capital framework for internationally active insurers will likely serve as a model.Vogel said there’s also currently no guideline for what an insurer needs to do to be removed from the designation.“In other words, there are no exit doors present,” she said. “It is likely to be a long and expensive court process, and the outcome is uncertain,” Vogel said.Shares of MetLife fell 62 cents to $49.81 in late afternoon trading Tuesday.__Marcy Gordon reported from Washington. In first legal challenge to US crisis body, MetLife appealing label as company posing risk read more

September van and truck market up 88 as sector confidence stays high

Van and truck registrations up 8.8% to 43,442 units in September, rolling year up 20.9% to 293,703.Truck registrations up 3.6% to 4,798 in the month, rolling year up 30.7% to 39,658.Van registrations up 9.4% to 38,644 units in September, rolling year up 19.5% to 254,045.UK van and truck registrations: 2011 and % change on 2010 Vans38,6449.4%199,68418.5%254,04519.5% “Confidence returned to the commercial vehicle market in 2011 and the September market continues the upward trend, growing 8.8% on last year,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The future state of the economy is certainly a concern, but it’s clear that owners and operators are currently investing in new, fuel-efficient vehicles to help weather the storm of high fuel prices.”Commercial vehicle market overviewThe van market recorded 9.4% growth in September, building on the strong performance seen throughout the year. The > 2.0t portion of the market performed particularly well, as the changing requirements of the market continued to play out and LEZ considerations push operators of older vehicles to upgrade.The ‘squeezed middle’ 3.5 – 6.0t Rigid market continued to decline in September as operators combine heavy trucks and large vans to handle operations traditionally carried out by this market sector.On the back of 101.4% rolling year growth, the September Artic market was up strongly by 29%. The ongoing recovery brings this part of the market within touching distance of pre-recession levels, a sign of greater confidence and industry’s recognition of the cost savings on offer from new, efficient vehicles.Looking to the future, the economic outlook is uncertain and further growth relies on government’s ability to sustain an investment-led recovery through targeted incentives and encouragement of private spending on R&D, skills, plant and machinery.Click through to download the full SMMT new van and truck news release and data tables for September 2011.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Trucks4,7983.6%29,62021.3%39,65830.7% September% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change Total43,4428.8%229,30418.8%293,70320.9% read more

Marcus Mariota Is Projected To Be Better Than Jameis Winston

Rakeem Cato15.8 Brett Hundley39.8 Sean Mannion9.1 Grant Hedrick10.1 Blake Sims9.7 Marcus Mariota64.1 Connor Halliday2.7 The model did not explicitly take into account the sexual assault allegation made against Winston or his off-field transgressions — although those were likely baked into the scout grades, which were a part of the model.Out of the 67 players evaluated in the 2012 to 2015 draft classes, Mariota was the most efficient rusher on a per-play basis. Excluding sacks, he averaged 9.8 yards per rush attempt in his college career and gained a first down on 41 percent of those plays. Winston, on the other hand, ranked 29th in per-play rushing efficiency and gained a first down on 24 percent of his carries.Mariota and Winston are each projected to be above-average quarterbacks in their first four years in the league, but they are far from the elite level that the model projected for Luck (79.2 projected QBR) when he came out of college. Their four-year projections are closer to the expectations for Robert Griffin III entering the 2012 draft.After Mariota and Winston, Brett Hundley is expected to be the third-best quarterback in the class, but there is a clear gap between the top two QBs and the rest of the prospects. Like Mariota, Hundley is athletic and ranks in the top 10 in per-play rushing. Other models look favorably upon Hundley, making many believe he could be the sleeper of the 2015 draft class.The rest of the 2015 QB class is expected to perform at the level of replacement level QBs.6Defined as a player with a QBR of 25 or lower.No one model can perfectly predict NFL quarterback success, but looking at what numbers have mattered in the past tells us that we will be lucky to have three players come out of this draft class who will have long-term NFL success. Cody Fajardo12.0 Jameis Winston60.8 Anthony Boone10.2 Shane Carden8.3 Bryce Petty24.5 We’ve heard the debate for so long that its edges have nearly gone dull: Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Who should go first?If there were a formula for how to choose a No. 1 quarterback in the NFL draft, Tom Brady would have gone No. 1 overall and JaMarcus Russell would have been lucky to be selected 199th. This stuff is hard, especially when you consider the stakes. Missing on a first-round quarterback can set a franchise back for years. Because of the “boom or bust” nature of the position, selecting a quarterback, particularly in the first round, is riskier than selecting a player in any other position.What, then, to do about Winston versus Mariota this Thursday? Build a model, of course. This year, ESPN’s Production Analytics crew created a QB model to help teams reduce the risk of drafting the wrong quarterback. Like all models, this one had a few outliers, but it would have predicted that Andrew Luck would be the top QB in the last three draft classes, that Russell Wilson would be far better than his third-round grade, and that first-rounders Brandon Weeden and EJ Manuel would be below-average quarterbacks — and of course that’s without using those years of data to fit the model.1The model is based on 122 quarterbacks from the 2005 to 2011 NFL drafts. The model’s opinion on this year’s top two: Mariota — not Winston — is the top prospect.The goal of the model is to predict a player’s Total Quarterback Rating over his first four years in the league, which is generally the length of his rookie contract. The main inputs into the projections were a player’s college stats (adjusted for defenses faced),2Expected points added (EPA), the backbone of QBR and many other NFL models, was used to measure quarterback success in college. We adjusted for opposing defenses faced to measure a QB’s success in college, and EPA/play was used as an output to project QBR. Because of small sample sizes, stabilization techniques were also applied to obtain less volatile measures of success. combine/physical measurements, scout grades and play-type frequencies in college. After determining which factors mattered most,3To do this, we used a censored regression, using Bayesian information criteria as the variable selection criteria. Prospects that never played in the NFL or players that performed worse than replacement level were left censored. the model projected a player’s NFL success in four categories — on passing plays, on running plays, how many sacks he’s likely to take, and how many penalties he’s likely to incur — over his first four seasons. These play-type projections and how often each play is expected to occur4A random forest model was used to project NFL play-type frequencies using the same set of predictor variables from the censored regression. Only players that had at least 300 NFL action plays were used to fit this model. were combined to produce the QBR projections.Not surprisingly, scout grades5Mel Kiper and Scouts Inc. were used for the grades. were the most significant predictor of quarterback success. Scouts have the luxury of knowing things that aren’t completely captured in college stats, and they generally do a good job measuring a quarterback’s passing capabilities. Where the scouts fall short, however, is their evaluation of efficient rushing quarterbacks.The model found that players who were effective rushers were generally undervalued by scouts. That does not mean that every player who runs for 1,000 yards in college will be a good NFL quarterback; rather, the quarterbacks who are efficient runners have an ability to extend drives that serves them well in the NFL. For example, Luck ran for 150 yards in his final college season but was one of the more effective college rushers, converting a first down on 39 percent of his rushes (excluding sacks). Once in the NFL, Luck has been one of the best scramblers in the league and was the most efficient rushing quarterback in 2013.The added rushing component is also a major reason that Wilson was projected to be one of the top quarterbacks in his class (47.3 projected QBR) but only the eighth-best quarterback by Scouts Inc.Winston had a better Scouts Inc. grade, but Mariota’s better rushing stats and combine tests helped him beat out Winston in the model’s approach. Garrett Grayson17.0 Brandon Bridge5.3 PLAYERFOUR-YEAR PROJECTED TOTAL QBR Taylor Heinicke8.8 read more

Only one in six Alevel students is predicted the right grades by

first_imgA-level students are consistently being predicted the wrong grades, research has shown.Just one in six (16 per cent) university applicants achieve the exam grade points that they were predicted to achieve by teachers or lecturers, based on their best three A-level results. The study, published by the University and College Union (UCU), also shows that students are likely to receive more generous estimates on their performance. Sally Hunt, UCU general secretary, said: “This report exposes the vast majority of predicted grades as guestimates, which are not fit to be the basis on which young people and universities take key decisions about their futures.”This report is a damning indictment on a broken system, not the hard-working teachers tasked with the impossible job of trying to make predictions.”The results strongly support our call for a complete overhaul of the system, where students apply after they receive their results.”The union said it is calling for a move to a post-qualification admissions system, which would mean students applying to university with firm results, rather than predicted grades. In February, UCAS chief Mary Curnock Cook suggested that teachers are intentionally bumping up students’ predicted A-level grades to help them win places at top universities.It comes as institutions are now “more flexible” with grade requirements amid intense competition to attract students, she said. This report is a damning indictment on a broken system, not the hard-working teachers tasked with the impossible job of trying to make predictionsSally Hunt, UCU general secretary, UCAS Overall, 75 per cent of applicants were over-predicted – meaning their results were predicted to be higher than they actually achieved. Researchers also concluded that around 9 per cent of applicants had results under-predicted.The study examines the top three predicted and actual grades of around 1.3 million students who sat A-levels between 2013 and 2015 and went on to university, applying through the UCAS admissions system.It also suggests differences depending on social background – almost one in four (24 per cent) applicants from lower-income households were under-predicted in their results, UCU said, compared with a fifth (20 per cent) of those from wealthier homes.center_img Speaking at a higher education conference, Ms Curnock Cook said: “I talk to a lot of schools and people who advise students and in the past I would have said ‘surely you wouldn’t be over-predicting your students on purpose?’, and actually just this last summer really, I had teachers coming back to me and saying ‘actually, yes we would’.”I’ll show you why, because actually, accepted applicants, the number who are being accepted with quite significant discounts on their offers and their predicted grades has grown quite a lot.”Over-prediction of grades has always occurred, Ms Curnock Cook said, but she indicated that it is becoming more common. Incorrect predicted grades can make university applications more difficultCredit:Matt Cardy /Getty 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.last_img read more

Linn Gossé to Randers HK

handball transfersLinn GosseRanders HK ← Previous Story Wikipedia announced pots for Qatar 2015 draw!? Next Story → HANDBALL MESSI: Diego Simonet show for Pan American gold! The third team of the Danish Championship last season, Randers HK will be stronger for Norwegian left wing Linn Gosse! A 28 years old player is coming from domestic team Tertnes, where she played last five seasons.Gosse signed two years contract in Denmark.

Hearsts Jumpstart Auto Group Partners with Dealercom

first_img“We’re seeing a rapid increase in dealer display business, so partnering with Dealer.com, the top provider of dealer marketing and operations software solutions, is an obvious fit for us,” says Nick Matarazzo, chief executive officer of the Jumpstart Automotive Group, in a statement. Hearst’s Jumpstart Automotive Group, which contains the Car and Driver, Road & Track and JD Power Autos brands, among others, has partnered with Dealer.com to allow the site’s audience of car dealerships to market to Hearst’s automotive audience.Dealer.com is essentially a digital marketing arm and website developer for car dealerships across the U.S. The outfit runs digital marketing programs for 12,000 dealerships and its network of sites attracts about 36 million unique visitors per month.Under terms of the agreement, Dealer.com will be able to sell tier 3 display advertising for local dealerships on Jumpstart’s network of sites, which attracts about 25 million monthly uniques. More on this topic Chief Brand Officer, Others Out as Hachette Moves Cycle World Under Jumpstart Auto Group Hachette Filipacchi To Buy Online Ad Sales Network Hachette Reorgs Auto Brands Into New Group Hearst Ups Stake in Ratings Agency Source Interlink Media Takes Majority Stake in Indian Auto E-Retailer People On The Move | 3.20.13Just In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered bylast_img read more

Aquaman postcredits scene explained

first_img Post a comment 2019 movies to geek out over 77 Photos Aquaman keeps the DC comeback afloat TV and Movies Culture He could appear in an Aquaman sequel (which hasn’t been announced yet) or a team up with other villains in the followup to 2016’s Suicide Squad (which is being written by former Marvel director James Gunn).”He has an opportunity to show up anywhere where Aquaman is,” Abdul-Mateen II told CNET sister site Comicbook.com. “Anywhere where he has a device or plot to get back to Aquaman, he’s going to use it. So, he can show up wherever. In the same interview, the actor noted he’d like to see more of the comedic elements of the character, who first appeared in Aquaman No. 35 back in 1967, in a future appearance. Tags 1:45center_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Aquaman, shortly before he sparks the events leading to the movie’s mid-credits scene. Warner Bros. Pictures Like most superhero movies, Aquaman offers a hint of the future in a mid-credits bonus scene. After a big spoiler warning, let’s dive right in, shall we? spoilers-dceuDavid Kane (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), one of the movie’s secondary villains, leads a team of pirates who hijack a Russian submarine early in the movie. His father, Jesse (Michael Beach), is part of that team whose efforts fail after Aquaman (Jason Momoa) intervenes to rescue the sub’s crew.39b969a4-708a-433c-ab87-a892196ecff0-4734-0000038c076d5b39Black Manta may have a poster, but he doesn’t appear in costume much during the movie. The mid-credits scene hints that he’ll play a bigger role in a future film. Warner Bros. After the Kanes attack Aquaman, he leaves a trapped Jesse to die and David swears revenge. He makes an alliance with the movie’s main villain, King Orm (Patrick Wilson), to get his hands on Atlantean technology that’ll make him a match for Aquaman and takes the name Black Manta.Later, Manta leads a team of Atlantean commandos tasked with taking out Aquaman and his ally Mera (Amber Heard) in Sicily, but he’s defeated and thrown off a cliff to a watery fate.However, the mid-credits scene reveals that an unconscious Manta is rescued by people on a boat. We learn he was saved by Dr. Stephen Shin (Randall Park), who’s seen ranting about Atlantis to a disbelieving audience on TV a few times during the movie.A recuperating Manta agrees to lead Shin to Atlantis in exchange for the scientist’s help in finding and killing Aquaman.It’s a pretty obvious bit of sequel setup, but it’d make sense given how much development Manta is given in this movie and how little payoff we get — he basically fights Aquaman in costume once and is badly beaten. CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. DC Comics 0last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh hits out at Kevin Pietersen after Manchester United thump Chelsea

first_imgLiving in the NOW! — Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 14, 2019Yuvraj questioned whether it is based on current form or the total number of championships to which the English cricketer replied that he is living it now.Manchester United thumped Chelsea FC 4-0 with a brace from Marcus Rashford and goals from Daniel James, Anthony Martial. The match started with Chelsea taking the charge on United but the Red Devils got the lead after Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma brought Martial inside the box and conceded a penalty. The 21-year-old footballer placed the penalty past the diving Kepa who guessed the right direction. The Blues had the better of the first-half enjoying 71 per cent of the possession and came close to score twice as they hit the woodwork much to the relief of David De Gea. Manchester United.TwitterBut in the second half, the story was completely different as the Chelsea defence was split open and Rashford capitalised the opportunity from a Paul Pogba assist. Anthony Martial made it 3-0 adding to the agony of the travelling Blues fans. After the third goal, Chelsea went on the back seat and the Red Devils were attacking in regular intervals. Finally, they broke the Blues defence for the fourth time as new signing Welsh youngster Daniel James made it 4-0 from a Pogba pass.The match marked the debut of Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager who will definitely want to forget about the outing. You should be used to the media by now Kp some kind of truth always hurts @ManUtd go United !— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 14, 2019 In reply to the Indian cricketer, who was playing in the recently concluded Global T20 in Canada, Pietersen asked him which was the best team from Manchester.Who’s the best team in Manchester, Pie-Chucker? — Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 14, 2019 Yuvraj Singh.Reuters.Indian former cricketer Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to pull the legs of English former cricketer Kevin Pietersen after Manchester United defeated Chelsea FC 4-0 in the English Premier League opening week at the Old Trafford stadium. Yuvraj Singh, an ardent Manchester United fan, hit out at Pietersen who is incidentally a big Chelsea fan on a jovial note by asking the latter why he was quiet after the Blues loss.Hey mr @KP24 very quiet today all ok @ManUtd— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 12, 2019Pietersen had a fight with the Indian cricketer on Twitter earlier this year in January over Manchester United. The 39-year-old cricketer was annoyed as Twitter was showing that the Old Trafford-based club will win the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. He mentioned that the Red Devils were not even in the top-four of the 2018-19 season and were the second-best team from Manchester. Later, Yuvraj commented that the former England cricketer should get used to the media and that the truth hurts.Bloody hell, by reading Twitter it would suggest that @ManUtd are winning the Premier League & just won the Champions League. They’re not even in the top 4 & you are the SECOND best team in Manchester! Will people just SHUT IT! — Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 14, 2019center_img Haha well depends r we looking at current form or counting no of championships?— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 14, 2019last_img read more

Apollo 11 Gold Medal Sells for More Than 2 Million at Auction

first_imgStay on target Neil Armstrong’s gold medal that flew to the moon during the Apollo 11 mission recently sold for $2,055,000 at an auction.The medal, which features a beautiful gold hue and an Apollo 11 engraving, shows an early design for the Apollo 11 mission insignia that was developed by American astronaut Michael Collins, Fox News reported. The reverse side of the medal features the mission, dates, and surnames of the Apollo 11 crew members. What makes this medal rare is that only three were created for each of the Apollo 11 crew members, including Armstrong.“The obverse depicts Collins’ early and original concept for the mission insignia with the eagle carrying an olive branch in its mouth. NASA thought the sharp, open talons of the eagle looked too ‘warlike’ and the olive branch, representing peace, was moved to the claws,” Dallas-based Heritage Auctions wrote on its website. “This is one of, if not the only, major official items that renders the insignia as it was meant to be by the astronaut designer.”Auction alert: This NGC-graded Gold Robbins Medal went on the historic #Apollo11 #moon mission 50 years ago. It’s part of the Armstrong Family Collection™, items saved by Neil #Armstrong and his immediate family. The opening bid is $250,000! Learn more: https://t.co/aPUQxo5R2Q pic.twitter.com/kmQeWHTyAE— NGC (@NGCcoin) July 3, 2019The gold medal, which is made with 28-mm solid gold and classified as a Robbins Medal, has been a key item part of the Armstrong Family Collection for many years. This collectible, which was expected to fetch roughly $100,000 before it was auctioned off, was minted in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum noted that Robbins medallions are only available to purchase through the NASA astronaut office.Armstrong’s gold medal will not be the only Apollo 11 mission keepsake to hit the auction block this year: On July 18, an instruction manual that was used by Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin during the Apollo 11 mission will be up for sale in a Christie’s auction that celebrates space exploration and the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing. The book, which contained almost 150 annotations and completion checkmarks, has an estimated price of $7-9 million.More on Geek.com:Watch: Video Simulates Neil Armstrong’s Cool Apollo 11 Landing ViewHere’s the Speech Nixon Would Have Given If Apollo 11 FailedWatch Inspired By Moon Landing Fetches $4.5 Million at Auction Butter Sculptures Celebrate Apollo 11 AstronautsApollo 11 Tapes Sold For $1.82M at Sotheby’s Auction last_img read more

Starbucks at Cancun airport says theyre not small cockroaches

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — A Starbucks located in the Cancun International Airport says that a video circulating of insects on one of their baguette sandwiches are not small cockroaches.A video uploaded by a Starbucks patron two days ago has generated a response from the American coffeehouse company who says that the insects seen on the sandwich are actually fruit mosquitoes.The baguette in the video is one of wholemeal and sesame seeds called Ficelle de tuna. In the video, the man who recorded the sandwich says, “I witnessed this at the Cancun Airport, terminal 4, at the Starbucks that is in front of door 54.”Since the circulation of the video, Starbucks has replied with a statement saying, “The health of our customers and partners is a priority for Starbucks. All our stores in Mexico follow a strict hygiene protocol for the preparation of our beverages, as well as the handling of food and supplies such as water and ice. 100% of our food suppliers are Mexican and, likewise, follow certified hygiene and quality processes.Regarding a video circulating on social networks in which some insects can be seen in the display case of one of our stores at the Cancun airport, we want to point out that these are fruit mosquitoes, which are attracted by the smell of the food, the above added to that, in this season in the southeast region, its presence increases. Therefore, we want to emphasize that we are already controlling the situation and that no product that is in the showcase is sold to any customer under any circumstance since the product is assembled only as an exhibition.At Starbucks, all foods are kept in an individual package and are opened until heated and delivered to the customer, so we want all our customers to be sure that our products are totally safe and innocuous.Starbucks Mexico adheres to the Official Mexican NORM (NOM-251-SSA1-2009) of the Ministry of Health, which regulates hygiene practices for the process of food and beverages. To comply with all sanitary and hygiene standards in relation to insects, in all our stores we have an authorized pest control provider with a valid health license, who is responsible for fumigating monthly.Additionally, our stores have quality audits in which the place is free of pests and if any are detected, protocols are implemented to follow up immediately to maintain the safety and preserve the health of all our customers.”Others who shared the video have tagged authorities such as Profeco to inspect the establishment where the tiny cockroaches were allegedly seen.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterW Hotels Worldwide re-enters Australia today with the opening of W Brisbane.Located riverside in the city’s Central Business District, W Brisbane celebrates the history of the famed region. The hotel embraces Brisbane’s connection to the Australian identity and iconic elements of Queensland’s flora and fauna with a laid-back vibe and a playful nod to ‘Brisvegas’.© W Brisbane Living Room“Brisbane is a dream destination – year-round sun and an outdoor lifestyle – it’s quickly evolving into one of the world’s greatest cities which is why W is kicking off the brand’s return to Australia here in the Sunshine State,” said Bruce Ryde, Vice-President for Luxury Brands and Brand Marketing, Marriott International Asia-Pacific.“Brisbane’s bustling riverbank is a hotspot for travellers who can’t wait to explore this dynamic city and South East Queensland, a perfect match for W Hotels’ bold design and playful, contemporary approach to luxury.”Interior design agency Nic Graham & Associates have brought their innovative design and custom furnishings to W Brisbane. The hotel brings to life the theme of “A River Dreaming,” an ode to its prime locale on the banks of the iconic Brisbane River and the visual connection to Brisbane’s famed arts precinct.“There’s nothing quite like Australia, a diverse country that is not only famous for its natural wonders but also for its celebration of diversity and multiculturalism,” said Victor Clavell, Area Vice President, Luxury, Asia Pacific Excluding China, Marriott International.© W Brisbane Spectacular King Room“Touted as Australia’s new capital of cool with its edgy urban spaces and burgeoning passions for music, fashion and design, Brisbane is an ideal destination for the W brand.”From the moment of arrival, guests are greeted by the hotel’s sensory environment. A staircase of timber river reeds leads guests to the Welcome Desk and the Living Room (the W brand’s take on the traditional hotel lobby).The hotel’s Living Room shows off pools of colour throughout intricately designed rugs while complementing walls echo the flora and fauna of Brisbane’s sub-tropical environment.© W Brisbane LobbyW Brisbane boasts 312 rooms including 32 lux suites all brimming with river views and the latest in technology and entertainment. The rooms prominently feature a white wall inspired by VJ wall panels found on traditional ‘Queenslander’ homes; a cheeky nod to Australiana throughout and a 10-gallon drum ‘outback bath experience’.The penultimate Extreme Wow Suite (the brand’s modern interpretation of the traditional presidential suite) on Level 33 showcases a limitless panoramic vista from the river to the mountains and beyond.Guests can take a piece of their stay home from W The Store by Becker Minty, stocked with a treasure chest of hidden gems and collections including handbags, artwork, home decor and fine jewellery.© W Brisbane WET Deck PoolPaddock to Plate to PoolW Brisbane showcases three distinct venues to tempt the appetite for cocktails and cuisine.Three Blue Ducks, W Brisbane’s signature restaurant and a first for Queensland, mixes Brisbane’s vibrant yet laidback culture with The Ducks legendary paddock to plate ethos. Guests can expect a fresh and seasonal menu, infusing home-grown inspiration into every dish.Living Room Bar evolves from a serene daytime lounge to a glam cocktail bar by night where guests can savour sips from the Liquid Curator who will be mixing up an array of handcrafted cocktails every night of the week.Guests can make a splash poolside at the WET® Deck rooftop bar as they soak up the heat on stylish sun lounges. The pool’s sparkling surface reflects a mosaic of tiles reminiscent of the shadows cast by palm fronds. Day or night, guests can revel in Queensland’s supreme riverside views with curated cocktails, Champagne, live DJs and Aussie barbeque fare.View more images of W Brisbane on LATTE‘s Facebook page.Last month LATTE revealed Marriott International have flagged a 10 June 2020 opening for the reintroduction of the W Hotel brand to the Sydney market in Darling Harbour.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

EU embarrassed by lack of money laundering controls

first_imgEuropean Union governments are considering new rules to counter money laundering after alleged wrongdoing at two banks in smaller states of the bloc flagged risks to financial stability, according to officials and an EU document.The possible move follows the collapse of Latvian bank ABLV in February and the freezing of operations at Malta’s Pilatus Bank in March after allegations of money laundering.In both cases, the alleged wrongdoing was exposed by U.S. authorities and not by EU watchdogs — a situation that the head of eurozone banking supervision, Daniele Nouy, said was “very embarrassing” as it showed weaknesses in European oversight.European finance ministers discussed how to strengthen the EU oversight at an informal meeting in April and are likely to address the topic again in regular monthly meetings later on Thursday and on Friday, as part of discussions on banking rules reform, three EU officials told Reuters. “EU states agree that the existing anti-money laundering provisions are not sufficient,” one of the officials said, reporting discussions held by EU states’ envoys last week to prepare this week’s meeting of finance ministers.Banks are free to move capital across EU states and beyond, but checks on money laundering and other financial crimes remain largely a national competence — a mismatch that EU authorities say could hamper controls and create financial stability risks.The recent banking troubles in smaller member states have strengthened the arm of those who want to enhance EU oversight powers, overcoming long-standing resistance in some capitals to relinquish national competence on this.Some states are calling for a new body to be set up to counter money laundering at EU level, while others favour the idea of giving more power to one of the existing EU financial regulators, like the European Banking Authority.A less bold option would entail a tighter application of existing anti-money laundering rules, which have been overhauled several times in past years, with the latest reform due to be applied by 2020, officials said.One of the options on the table could be agreed upon before an EU leaders’ summit in December, officials said.BANK LICENCESThe talks follow a letter sent by the EU Commission to the bloc’s financial regulators in which the EU executive urged better cooperation against money laundering to avoid “serious detrimental effects on the financial soundness of individual institutions,” the document seen by Reuters said.EBA and the European Central Bank declined to comment on the letter.The Commission urged that EU powers to revoke banking licences in case of money laundering concerns be clarified.EU rules give the ECB the role of granting and withdrawing banking licences in the eurozone, but do not give Frankfurt a clear mandate to prevent money laundering, which remains the job of domestic supervisors.These limits were evident in the Pilatus case. The Maltese bank had for long been a concern for eurozone supervisors, an ECB official told Reuters. But it maintained its licence.Maltese authorities froze the bank’s accounts and assets only after Pilatus’ Iranian chairman was arrested in the United States under charges of money laundering and bank fraud.You May LikeAuto Insurance For Less QuotesThe Cheapest Car Insurance In California HistoryAuto Insurance For Less QuotesUndoBrainfun.meTop Best Train Trips in the WorldBrainfun.meUndoThe Bowling Pro Shop in Gardnerville, Nevada: Summer Doubles TournamentBowl In Our Summer Doubles TournamentThe Bowling Pro Shop in Gardnerville, Nevada: Summer Doubles TournamentUndo Urgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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He had parked himself at the resort The resort is certainly not an immune area" he said Sharma said the timing of the raids was significant Jaitley quipped that whether it is use or abuse of authorities will depend upon recoveries The Congress members meanwhile came to the Chair’s podium and shouted slogans against the government The Chair adjourned the House for 10 minutes During Question Hour the Congress members again raised the issue and Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the House for 10 minutes As the House reconvened the Congress MPs again began raising slogans against the government Ansari after repeatedly requesting the members to let Question Hour go on adjourned the House till 2 pm Written by Agencies | Jaipur | Published: August 2 2012 3:18 am Related News Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khancharged with smoking in public during an IPL matchtoday escaped with a paltry fine of Rs 100less than the cost of his cigarette boxafter having pleaded guilty before a court here Disposing of the matterAdditional Chief Judicial Magistrate S C GodaraJaipur Cityallowed Khan to deposit the fine through his counsel Khanco-owner of Kolkata Knight Riderswas summoned by the court in May on a complaint that he was seen smoking on April 8 during a match between his team and Rajasthan Royals at Sawi Man Singh Stadium The actorwho drew flak for smoking in publichad pleaded guilty and expressed his willingness to pay fine before the court which had also allowed him exemption from personal appearance The matter came up before the court on a complaint filed by Anand Singhwho runs the Jaipur Cricket Academya private club He had sought action against Khan under section 5 read with 11 of Rajasthan Prohibition of Smoking Act2000which prohibits smoking at a public places Singh filed the complaint on April 9 on the basis of pictures published in newspapers the next day after IPL match in which Khan was seen puffing away in public Anti-tobacco activists have been demanding that government bring in provisions for harsher punishmentincluding a big fine and imprisonment especially for habitual offenders of anti-tobacco law “Such a step would deter habitual offenders like filmstars who usually think they are above law and for whom the nominal fine is not a big deal” Shekhar SalkarGeneral Secretary of National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE)had said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published: February 16 2017 3:45 am Top News After Delhi Mumbai and Pune scientists at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology will set up the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) in Ahmedabad in March Health alerts will also be sent via SMS to people suffering from respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic bronchitis Watch What Else Is Making News The SAFAR project to forecast the air quality was set up in 2010 in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games SAFAR was launched in Pune in 2013 and then in Mumbai in 2015 “We are now planning to launch the system next month in Ahmedabad” Gufran Beig project director of SAFAR told The Indian Express As many as 10 stations will monitor air quality and 15 automatic weather stations will be set up in Ahmedabad The scientists have also tied up with Indian Institute of Public Health to send alerts of poor air quality in the city to people suffering from respiratory diseases Dileep Mavalankar director Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar told The Indian Express that data of patients suffering from asthma and chronic bronchitis will be compiled “For this purpose we will connecting with various hospitals doctors and paediatricians and get data of patients” Mavalankar said SAFAR provides location specific information on air quality in near real time and also gives forecast for the next 24 hours The ratings are colour coded — for instance green indicates “good” air quality For dangerous levels of air pollution the index flashes red The objective is to increase awareness among the public about the air quality in the city so that appropriate mitigation action and systematic measures can be taken for betterment of the air quality and related health issues Beig added Health hazardous pollutants including PM 25 (particulate matter less than 25 microns are considered more dangerous as these can penetrate into the lungs and enter the bloodstream) are monitored by SAFAR For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | New Delhi | Published: March 28 2013 2:59 pm Related News India media is always tempted to hype up the brief encounters between Indian prime ministers and leaders of other countries in multilateral conferences in distant lands Such meetings rarely extend beyond exchange of pleasantries and the signaling of mutual good will Reports from Durban saythe first meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the new Chinese President Xi Jinping on the margins of the BRICS summit went reasonably well But there is one structural problem though Seen from outsideDr Singhs power is ebbing in Delhi After nine years at the helmthe UPA government appears to have run out of steam Xiin contrasthas just emerged as the all-powerful leader of the Chinese Communist party The priority for Dr Singhthenis to build personal rapport with Xi and create a frameworkwhich his successors can build onfor engaging the new leadership in Beijing that is very conscious of Chinas rapid rise in the international system Brief conversations such as the one Dr Singh and Xi had in Durban are certainly useful in promoting familiarity between the top leaders and help ease communications between the two establishments These encounters are not meant to negotiate serious differences They are used very rarely to sort out a pressing diplomatic issue or two With India and China participating in many annual summits the BRICSEast Asia Summitand the G-20 the frequency of contact between the leaders of the two countries has dramatically increased in the last few years Dr Singh has met the Chinese leaders (the recently retired President Hu Jintao and premier Wen Jiabao) more than twenty times in the last few years This is more than all the meetings between Singhs predecessors in Delhi and the Chinese leadership The short but routine meetings between the two leaderships have removed some of the needless mystery surrounding Indias relationship with Chinawhich rose out of insufficient contact between the two elites in the past Looking aheadDelhi has its task cut out in maintaining the momentum of bilateral relations with Beijing while mitigating tensions and seizing new opportunities But Delhi will be taken seriously by a self-assured Xionly if Dr Singh demonstrates political purpose at home and the will to take some big decisions Otherwiselike the rest of the world leadersXi Jinping too will wait for regime change in Delhi (C Raja Mohan is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research FoundationDelhi and a Contributing Editor of The Indian Express) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Fire brigade officials said that four vehicles were fully burnt, To do that you must be strong and in rhythm and to be strong and in rhythm you should have trained and played.’” Gurjant says, said: “I’m a big fan of the songs in our film.She made all sorts of wild insinuations.

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