Stars Take Part In Be Good To Each Other AntiBullying Campaign

first_imgCustomInk, the leading provider of custom apparel and accessories for groups and occasions, has launched its 5th annual Be Good to Each Other campaign in support of National Bullying Prevention Month and its signature event Unity Day, which takes place on October 21st.Miles Heizer with Amanda SeyfriedTogether with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the Be Good to Each Other campaign aims to unite students and adults in an effort to take a stand against bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion within their communities. CustomInk has again partnered with a roster of talented individuals from across the media and entertainment industry – TV, music, movies, and sports – to support the campaign by designing their own custom bullying prevention t-shirts.Over the past five years, CustomInk has donated nearly $120,000 towards bullying prevention efforts and sold tens of thousands of shirts for the cause. The power of t-shirts goes beyond the funds raised, as people continue to wear the shirts they’ve purchased and spread the word that bullying is unacceptable. Gina Rodriguez will help the Be Good to Each Other campaign kick off its 2015 efforts along with 11 other celebrities. Each celebrity supporter has created his or her own bullying prevention t-shirt that will be on sale for the duration of the campaign.“I’m so excited to work with CustomInk on this year’s Be Good to Each Other campaign. No one is immune to the risks of bullying and the only way to prevent it, is to promote kindness and inclusion in our daily lives,” say Gina Rodriguez, star of Jane the Virgin. “My parents always taught me the power of thinking positively and treating others with respect, and I hope that through this campaign we are able to continue the spread of that message to the younger generations.”Other notable celebrities designing shirts for this year’s campaign include: Addison Riecke (The Thundermans), Aija Mayrock (The Survival Guide to Bullying), Alyson Stoner (Cheaper by the Dozen), Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (World Heavyweight Champion), Gracie Gold (Olympic Figure Skater), Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory), Miles Heizer (Parenthood), Paola Andino (Every Witch Way), Quincy Davis (Professional Surfer), Rachel Platten (Singer) and Wesam Keesh (Awkward). Even friends of the stars like Amanda Seyfried are showing their support for the campaign.“Founded in 2006, National Bullying Prevention Month and Unity Day were both created to help raise awareness of the devastating effects of bullying and to inspire support of bullying prevention activities among youth,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “We are excited at the opportunity to partner with CustomInk again to further fulfill our mission of bullying prevention awareness and are grateful for the celebrity partners who have stepped forward to support the campaign.”Now through October 31st, the Be Good to Each Other campaign will encourage student groups and others to join together and show support by: • Designing their own custom bullying prevention t-shirts; • Ordering PACER’s Official 2015 Unity Day t-shirt; and • Purchasing an exclusive celebrity-designed t-shirt.CustomInk will handle printing and fulfillment at cost, allowing 100% of the profits from the sales of bullying prevention t-shirts to benefit PACER in its effort to engage, educate, and unite communities nationwide. T-shirts are available for purchase at read more

Trial of Congolese defendant crucial step to end impunity – senior UN

28 April 2008The trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, who has been charged by the International Criminal Court with recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), will be “a crucial step in the fight against impunity and will have a decisive deterrent effect against perpetrators of this outrageous crime against humanity,” according to the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. The trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, who has been charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) with recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), will be “a crucial step in the fight against impunity and will have a decisive deterrent effect against perpetrators of this outrageous crime against humanity,” according to the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.Mr. Lubanga is the founder and leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots in the Ituri region of DRC. He will be tried for the conscription and enlistment of children under the age of 15, and the use of children for active participation in hostilities.Special Representative Radhika Coomaraswamy spoke today after submitting a legal brief to the court, which is located in The Hague in the Netherlands. The brief contains observations on the definition of “conscripting and enlisting” children and on the interpretation of the term “participation in hostilities.” Ms. Coomaraswamy is urging a case by case approach with a broad definition of the terms in order to capture the true reality of what has happened in DRC. The trial of Mr. Lubanga will be the first to be held by the court, and is set to begin in June. read more

Looks like Canadians are going to have wait a while longer for

TORONTO — It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.“Staff considers that a timely determination of the substantive issues raised in the application will assist with consumers’ ability to make informed decisions about their wireless services, a key objective of the wireless code,” Nanao Kachi, the CRTC’s director for social and consumer policy, wrote in a Nov. 10 letter to Rogers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has also given the other wireless carriers to Friday to comment — opening the door to other requests from Rogers Communication’s intensely competitive rivals.The CRTC had given the industry until Dec. 1 to make a number of changes to how they do business with consumers.Among other things, the regulator announced in June that only the wireless account holder, not the device holder, on family or shared plans can consent to overage and roaming charges, unless others on the plan are expressly authorized to approve the costs.The revised wireless code, which originally went into effect in 2013, would tie data caps for shared plans to single accounts, no matter how many devices are listed.It also calls for the elimination of the carriers’ ability to charge customers for unlocking their devices, so they can work an a competitor’s network.An emailed statement from Rogers on Tuesday said it will have “the vast majority” of required changes in place by Dec. 1, including elimination of its unlocking fees.But the company added, “There are a few areas where we need some more time to put in place the technical and billing system changes, and the customer impact is very low.”Meanwhile, the CRTC has asked other carriers to say whether they think Rogers should be required to notify all of its affected retail mobile wireless voice and data customers of the specific delays.The CRTC also asks if Rogers should advise its customers how they’ll be credited for amounts charged in excess of the revised code’s caps until it fully implements the changes.A statement from Telus Corp. on Tuesday didn’t address the billing issue but said that all devices it launched this fall have been unlocked and “we are beginning to sell many of our existing Apple and Android devices unlocked.”BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada, Quebecor’s Videotron and Shaw’s Freedom Mobile hadn’t commented on their positions by late Tuesday. read more

FR petition filed against appointment of Fonseka as an MP

CPA’s position is that in terms of Article 99A of the Constitution, only a person whose name was included in the district nomination papers or national list submitted by the relevant political party, is entitled to be nominated to fill such a vacancy. The CPA and its Executive Director filed the Fundamental Rights application challenging the appointment of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to fill the vacancy created by the death of Mr. M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana, as a Member of Parliament elected in terms of Article 99A of the Constitution (the National List). A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition was filed against the appointment of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as a Member of Parliament.The petition was filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a Colombo based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO). In its Petition, CPA stated that the appointment of a person as a Member of Parliament contrary to the provisions of the Constitution violates several rights guaranteed under the Constitution and in particular the franchise which is part of the sovereignty of the people. Furthermore, CPA argues that any attempt to interpret legislation in a manner contrary to the provisions of the Constitution would imperil the supremacy of the Constitution, which is the cornerstone of constitutional democracy.Over the past two decades, CPA has filed several Public Interest Litigation cases relating to franchise and in particular the right to vote. The judgments emanating from these cases have recognized and protected the right to vote as a fundamental right. CPA has also on two previous occasions challenged attempts to appoint to Parliament and Provincial Councils, individuals whose names were not on the nomination papers submitted during the nomination period. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Niagara police arrest man caught breaking into home

A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged after he was caught breaking into a home in Niagara Falls.Residents called police about a man who was seen going up to houses, knocking on doors and then going into backyards on Belmont Ave.Police responded to the area and caught the man while he was breaking into a home.Micheael Cirone, 25, is charged with break and enter with intent and fail to comply with a recognizance of bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Subregional approach needed to end violence in West Africa UN report

The 32-page report, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan had submitted to the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council, is based on the results of an assessment mission to 11 West African countries carried out by representatives from the UN Secretariat and several UN agencies and offices specializing in the issues of development, refugees, children, human rights and food security. Staff from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) also took part in the mission, which visited the region from 6 to 27 March. The inter-agency mission reports a widely shared view in the region that the situations in the Mano River Union countries, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and the Casamance region of Senegal, were expected to deteriorate, with serious implications for the entire subregion, if steps were not taken to address the problems in a regional, rather than a national, perspective.On the conflict along the borders between Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the mission underscores the importance of efforts by ECOWAS and the UN to promote reconciliation between the leaders of the three countries. “Concern was expressed at the alleged involvement of State and non-State actors in providing support for the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone,” the report states. “Several interlocutors were of the view that such support was being provided by Governments, both within and outside the subregion, and actors such as dealers in conflict diamonds, mercenaries and international arms dealers.” The 11 countries visited by the inter-agency mission are: Senegal, Nigeria, Togo, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, the Gambia and Mali. read more

UN and animal health experts begin urgent meeting on bird flu crisis

The two-day meeting is being held in Rome at the headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) along with the participation of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the OIE.Eight people in Viet Nam and three people in Thailand are confirmed to have died as a result of contracting the H5N1 virus strain identified in the current outbreak. Millions of birds have died or been slaughtered since December in several Asian countries, including Viet Nam, Thailand, Japan, Cambodia and the Republic of Korea.FAO said today that high-level veterinary officials from affected countries would participate in the Rome meeting, as well as experts from the United States Centers for Disease Control and other institutions.

Car production up 10 per cent this year

Car production from January to November 2002 rose by 10.3 per centOutput to November was 36,347 units higher than throughout the whole of 2001November CV production rose 6.9 per centYear to date CV production is up 0.9 per centFor more details download the attached press releaseDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Thats it girls hes taken British Airways accused of sexism after urging

first_imgIn search of your Prince Charming? #RoyalWedding ❤️️ 👑 Europe from £29.99, book now. T&Cs apply. #WhyNot?— easyJet (@easyJet) November 28, 2017 EasyJet also came under fire for a tweet, in which it wrote: “In search of your Prince Charming? No princes left here. Find your Prince Charming somewhere else.”Sebastien of Luxembourg, Philppos of Denmark and Greece, Joachim of Belgium”.One angered Twitter user replied: “Who would even think of this? Where’s the corporate message telling men there are plenty more Meghans in the sea?” A spokesperson for British Airways said: “Like many great British companies, we want to celebrate the engagement of the happy couple this week.”An easyJet spokesperson said: Like the rest of the UK, we are hugely excited about the Royal announcement.“Our advert is gender and orientation neutral and is designed to speak to all easyJet customers about our great value flights across Europe.“At easyJet we don’t stereotype, we embrace diversity.” At sleepovers us gals like nothing more than crying over soon-to-be married princes— nicole valentinuzzi (@nicolevIFG) November 28, 2017 Some pointed out that contrary to claims by the airlines, Prince Andrew is single. British Airways has come under fire for sexism after releasing an advert pinned to the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.The company, over a picture of women weeping during a sleepover, wrote: “That’s it girls – he’s taken…”Now go and find another kingdom with a prince still single. The world is your oyster.”Then, BA advised women to buy flights to countries including Luxembourg and Dubai.In Luxembourg, 25-year-old Prince Sebastien remains single, and in Dubai, Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 35, has not yet married.The airline refuted claims this was sexist, telling the Telegraph it was simply “celebrating” the upcoming nuptials.Nicole Valentinuzzi said on Twitter: “H ello British Airways this is not the way to inspire women to travel in 2017 thanks.”Another Twitter user said: “Good lord… who thought this was a good idea?” 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

Coals critical contribution to continue says MCA

first_imgGreg Evans, Executive Director – Coal at the Minerals Council of Australia said in a recent statement: “The coal industry strongly endorses the view of the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia regarding the critical contribution Australian coal can make to both Asian economic development and within Australia.”“Coal exports are performing strongly with forecast exports expected to reach A$40.6 billion in 2016-17, up more than A$6 billion compared with 2015-16.  Recent state mid-year budget updates showed higher coal prices will deliver a royalty boost to the Queensland and New South Wales treasury coffers in excess of A$1.5 billion in the current financial year alone.”Evans says the medium and long term outlook is strong.  The International Energy Agency reiterated in its latest forecasts in 2016 that strong demand for coal in the pivotal economies of both India and South East Asia would continue.“Asia has embraced clean efficient coal fired generation with some 725 units in place while a further 1150 installations are under construction or planned, this represents a new build which is 32 times our current coal capacity. Coal is showing it can compete strongly to deliver reliable energy into the future, and utilising the latest high efficiency low emission (HELE) generation technologies it can provide affordable, reliable electricity with low emissions – equivalent to gas.”“Minister Canavan is correct in identifying the contribution coal fired electricity can make in terms of human and economic advancement in Asia, there is no foreseeable energy source which can deliver at the same level of reliability and affordability. Renewables have a role in developing economies but they won’t able to underpin the required industry development to alleviate poverty and improve living standards.”Evans concluded: “The scale and nature of economic development occurring in Asia both in terms of energy demand and in coal reliant industries such as steel and cement production is positive for the Australian coal industry and for regionally based jobs and we will continue to work  with the Commonwealth and state governments to ensure the industry’s viability and growth.”last_img read more

MODESTLY HOTEL IN AARHUS Serbia and Denmark cant be compared

Serbian national team came among the first to Denmark – in Aarhus. Coaching staff and the players were surprised with the level of the accommodation in “Scandik” hotel in comparation with the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia.– We are preparing our first match against Poland. I have to say that here everything is modestly. Hotel is minimalistic, not like when we were the host, when everything was on the highest level. Denmark and Serbia can’t be compared, but we have to adjust and prepare for the first riva – Poland, to take two two points – said head-coach Vladan Matic.Serbia will meet Poland in the first match on Sunday – 18:00. ← Previous Story FOG PROBLEMS: Macedonians came to Herning 19 hours before match! Next Story → EHF EURO 2014 START: “Warm up” for the Champions!

Amazon Appstore gets the job done but has flaws

first_imgAmazon now has there very own App Store for Android devices. The fact that Android (or anyone else) can put out their very own app store on Android is a sign of the platform’s openness but it can seem extraneous. After all, the standard Android Market is a pretty good way to get apps and many people with Android devices are already using it.I gave Amazon’s Appstore a try and I found it to be serviceable but of limited appeal. It’s a fine way to get apps, but splitting the app ecosystem (particularly my personal app ecosystem) does not seem to be ideal. That said, it does has a few things going for it, foremost being the simple facts that a) I’m familiar with Amazon and comfortable using their services b) I already have an account there that I use regularly and c) from their experience with the Kindle they know a lot about properly handling digital content.If you want to install the Amazon Appstore on your Android device (I used a Verizon ThunderBolt), the best thing to do is just go to Amazon’s app page and give them an email address or phone number so they can send you a link to the .apk installation file. Before downloading anything though you need to go into Settings > Applications, and approve “Unknown sources”. It’ll seem a bit sketchy for people not familiar with Andriod/desktop Linux, but it’s a standard operation. After that you can go back to the link you were sent and download/install the file. Keep in mind that the Amazon Appstore currently doesn’t work on AT&T.Once the Appstore is installed you just need to go to app. Here you just need to login to your normal account and then start your buying. You can’t download apps, even free ones, without logging in. But once you are logged in it’s basically a one-click operation so buying is quick and easy. That said, this introduces us to the first serious problem I had with the store–there seems to be no way to logout. So if you lose your phone you can go into your Amazon account and disable the device, but if you hand your phone to your young cousin they can start buying apps left and right.Before you ask–you can’t create an account without a credit card so you can’t just make a junk account that you can use to download free apps. On the upside, you can at least look through the market (either online or on your phone) without logging in. You can also test out some (not all) apps on your PC if you want to try before you buy.Once you are in the store it works well. You can find and download your apps and once they are installed they live on your phone like normal apps from any source. The benefit of the Appstore is that you can use Amazon to look through your apps, rate them, try them, view purchase details, and so on. It’s basically just how Kindle digital purchases work, which is to say pretty well. So you get a web overview of your apps, but all the management can only be done on your phone.The Appstore selection is reasonable, but right now the main attraction seems to be Angry Birds Rio and the free app of the day. Today’s free app is Doodle Jump, which is a hugely successful title, so we can see that Amazon is serious about this launch and is hoping to lure in users with top-quality freebies. The first purchase is always the toughest so this should get some people in the door and start to build up a user base. Exclusives (or at least timed exclusives) have worked on other platforms and this is one way Amazon can use their size to their advantage.For the time being the Amazon Appstore seems like it will exist as a somewhat unnecessary secondary market for Android devices. It’s not bad, but it’s just an extra step to go through, with the main advantage being the security of working through Amazon and the convenience of consolidating your digital purchases on a site where you already buy physical goods and digital books. Things will get really interesting if Amazon was to ever release an Android device (maybe an Android-powered Kindle?) that could really promote this store because, for the time being, it doesn’t come preinstalled on any devices.last_img read more

La France va renforcer sa lutte contre les moustiques

first_imgLa France va renforcer sa lutte contre les moustiquesBien qu’il n’y ait pour l’heure aucune épidémie de dengue ou de chikungunya en métropole, les autorités sanitaires prennent les devants et renforceront la mobilisation nationale à partir du 1er mai.Les chercheurs internationaux réunis à Monaco à l’occasion du premier forum sur l’impact des changements de l’environnement sur la santé humaine sont tombés d’accord pour dire qu’il était indispensable non seulement de surveiller l’éventuelle apparition de nouvelles maladies, mais aussi de tout faire pour éviter leur propagation. Fruit d’une collaboration entre l’Institut Pasteur, la Fondation Prince Albert II et le centre scientifique de Monaco, cette réunion a été l’occasion de faire le point sur les risques de chikungunya et de dengue dans notre pays.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Si les cas de dengue et de chikungunya de 2010 dans les Alpes-Martimes et le Var (à Nice et à Fréjus) avaient été rapidement maîtrisés, les spécialistes restent sur leurs gardes. En effet, les moustiques tigre (Aedes albopictus) sont redoutables. Comme l’explique le docteur Pascal Delaunay, entomologiste au CHU de Nice cité par, “les œufs peuvent résister plusieurs mois en l’absence d’eau. Mais dès qu’il pleut, ils se transforment en larves, puis en moustiques”. De plus, cet insecte qui vit en ville est particulièrement agressif, il pique même à travers les vêtements. Cette espèce a été retrouvée dans 17 pays d’Europe, et est implantée dans 12 d’entre eux. L’Italie est tout particulièrement touchée. En France, “aujourd’hui, le moustique tigre est présent dans six départements, dont la Corse, et il se multiplie bien”, ajoute le docteur Alexis Armengaud, spécialiste en santé publique et en épidémiologie. “La densité des moustiques est suffisante dans le Sud pour qu’une épidémie se déclenche rapidement si rien n’est fait”. C’est la raison pour laquelle les agences régionales de santé (ARS), notamment en Paca, ont mis au point une surveillance renforcée à partir du 1er mai. Seront ainsi contrôlés à la fois les zones où le moustique est présent ou susceptible de s’implanter et les voyageurs de retour de zones où ces types de virus circulent. De plus, les personnes résidant dans les endroits où la présence du moustique est avérée sont invitées à détruire autour et dans leur habitat tous les points d’eau stagnante, qui sont des gîtes potentiels de reproduction. Le 28 mars 2012 à 15:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Westworld Premieres a Season 2 Trailer at SDCC

first_img A Tale of Two Wonder WomenSDCC Announcement: IDW Games Brings 90s Nick to Life Stay on target Westworld was HBO’s biggest hit of 2016. Or at least it’s most talked-about. Over the course of 10 weeks, it built a world where lifelike robots were starting to show the first signs of consciousness. While it’s two-timeline reveal in the finale wasn’t everybody’s cup of tea (I personally had very mixed feelings about it), the final moments of the series were jaw-dropping. That’s why it was so painful to hear that we wouldn’t be seeing more of it anytime soon. It’s been almost a year since we first visited Westworld, and we finally have our first look at season two. HBO debuted this trailer to a crowd of fans at San Diego Comic Con.It appears to show the immediate aftermath of the hosts’ rebellion at the end of season one. The player piano (the best character in the series) sits music-less, covered in blood. It springs to life and begins playing Sammy Davis Jr.’s “I Gotta Be Me.” Bernard is contemplating life as he stares down a dead tiger, Maeve is admiring the carnage she caused behind the scenes, and Dolores is hunting down remaining partygoers. Oh, and the Man in Black, who we now know to be William, is still alive. Damn.The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the story, but we do know that the entire point of the first season was to get us here. This will be the story that Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy wanted to tell. They just had to introduce us to the idea of hosts and their uprising first. I’m most curious to see where Maeve’s story goes. At the end of the first season, it was revealed that she was truly sentient. She defied her programming by going back into Westworld to search for her daughter. Though we didn’t get any story in this one, it was nice to see Westworld again before season two starts.We still have a while to wait too. The trailer confirms that Westworld season two starts in 2018, but doesn’t give an exact date. As HBO is giving Nolan and Joy the space and resources they need to tell their story, they’re going to take their time with it.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

World Soy Foundation at Commodity Classic Will We See You There

first_imgIt’s nearly here—the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio! We’ve been eagerly awaiting its arrival and all of us here at the Foundation have been preparing. We are very excited to have the opportunity to meet all of you when you drop by Booth #4010!Here’s why you should stop and see us next week: If you received a packet in the mail already, you can bring your registration ticket to us and be entered in a raffle to win a $200 travel voucher!If you didn’t pre-register for Classic, not to worry. You can still come by the booth and fill out a ticket to be entered into the raffle!If you’re an Acre Challenge supporter, we invite you to find your farm on our Challenge Map and place a pin to represent your support—we’re eager to see which state fills up first! We will also be filming a “Why I support” series at the booth, and encourage you to participate by providing a brief statement of why you support the Foundation.If you’re interested in becoming a first-time donor of the Acre Challenge, we’re excited to announce our current Matching Campaign. An anonymous donor will match up to $5,000 in new Challenge donor gifts! There’s no better time to show your support!We’re there for you! We want to meet you and answer any questions you might have about the Foundation. We believe in our mission to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy and want to share our story with you.Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter (@theWSF), like our Facebook page, or visit us at See you all at Classic!The World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.last_img read more

Sportsmens Show opens Feb 5

first_imgPORTLAND — More than 800 exhibitors will show their wares Feb. 5 though 9 at Portland Expo Center in the annual Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show.Show hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 5 through 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 9. The center is at 2060 N. Marine Drive.Admission costs $12 for adults and $5 for juniors ages 6 to 16. A $1 additional fee is charged per credit card transaction. Discount coupons saving $2 are available at Baxter Auto Supply, Les Schwab and Bi-Mart stores, or can be downloaded at Fred Meyer Reward Cards save $2 on weekday admissions and $1 on weekends.Paring at the Expo Center is $8. Carpools of three or more riders can park for $7. Off-site parking at Portland International Raceway and Portland Meadows costs $6 with a free shuttle to the Expo Center.The will include a free trout-fishing pond for youth, free seminars about hunting and fishing from outdoor experts plus booths from a wide variety of outfitters, guides, equipment manufacturers, retailers and others. Dozens of sport-fishing boats will be on display. There will be casting competition plus sportsmen can bring in their trophies to be scored by Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young scorers.last_img read more

Melcos Philippines partner flags possibility of second City of Dreams Manila IR

first_img Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status RelatedPosts Load More Melco Resorts’ City of Dreams Manila could soon have a second Philippines location.Willy Ocier, the Chairman of Melco’s local partner Premium Leisure Corp (PLC), told investors during his firm’s 1Q19 earnings call this week that the possibility of launching another City of Dreams was already being discussed internally, according to the Philippine Star. “The expansion of City of Dreams is being studied by our partners as well as ourselves,” Ocier was quoted as saying. However, he noted that City of Dreams Manila’s current gaming license only applies to its Entertainment City site in Parañaque, adding, “If we want to apply, we will have to apply with PAGCOR once we secure another site.“We are doing all of this expansion, but we have not identified any location yet.”PLC has an operating agreement with a subsidiary of Melco Resorts (Philippines) that entitles it to the greater of either 50% of EBITDA or 15% of mass gaming win plus 5% of VIP win derived from City of Dreams Manila.PLC’s parent company Belle Corp, which owns the land upon which City of Dreams Manila sits, also derives rental fees from Melco for use of the land.Belle Corp has previously hinted at expanding the current City of Dreams Manila site onto adjacent land.The potential opening of a second site would mirror the actions of its Entertainment City neighbor Solaire Resort & Casino, operated by Bloomberry Resorts Corp, which will break ground on Solaire North in Quezon City this year.PLC reported this week a 9% increase in the company’s share in the gaming earnings of City of Dreams Manila to Php725 million (US$13.9 million) in 1Q19.last_img read more

Avalanche Hazard Reduction On Seward Highway Tomorrow Expect Delays

first_imgDOT is advising driver to expect delays, road blocks, stopped traffic, slow traffic, road closures, be prepared to stop, and be aware of maintenance equipment on the roadway. Crews will be conducting avalanche mitigation on Bird flats from MP 100-95 from 10am-2pm. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Transportation will have avalanche crews conducting avalanche hazard reduction on the Seward Highway from MP 100 to MP 95, tomorrow, March 14.last_img

Kickstarter project team claims its LED bulb worlds most efficient

first_img(—Entrepreneurs Christian Yan, Tom Rodinger and Gimmy Chu have formed a partnership and created a company they call NanoLight. Their products are LED light bulbs that the group claims are the world’s most efficient. They are currently looking for backing on Kickstarter, the crowd funding site. Citation: Kickstarter project team claims its LED bulb world’s most efficient (2013, January 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The trio at NanoLight have come up with a unique way to deal with the heat that is produced when using strong LED’s, they’ve physically connected them to small circuit boards which dissipate the heat. The circuit boards are then cut to fit together, like a 3D jigsaw puzzle, to form a rough facsimile of an incandescent light bulb. Using this design, the team is offering three different types of bulbs. Explore further © 2013 LED replacements hit stores empty of 100W bulbscenter_img More information: and … gy-efficient-lightbu The first is listed as using 10 watts of power to produce what they say is the equivalent light output of a 75 watt incandescent bulb. The second consumes 12 watts and is claimed to produce the same light output as a 100 watt incandescent light bulb. The third option is apparently the same as the second except it produces more light. Because of heat sink issues, most large makers of LED bulbs aren’t offering bulbs that are supposed to be comparable to a 100 watt incandescent bulb, which might be a good selling point for the bulbs from NanoLight. Another selling point is the arrangement of the LEDs on the bulb – they allow for throwing light all over a room instead of in just one direction, as is the case with most current commercial options.The team has received pledges far in excess of their goal, so it looks like these new bulbs will soon make their way into homes where they will no doubt prove, or disprove the claims of their makers. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. As most everyone is aware, traditional incandescent light bulbs are on their way out – they waste far too much energy. Instead, consumers have been urged to purchase Compact Florescent Lamps (CFLs), a smaller variant of the long thin light bulbs used in commercial buildings. Unfortunately, thus far, consumers have been less than impressed with the bulbs, both with the quality of the light they emit and the time lag between when they are turned on and when they achieve their maximum brightness. Because of that, research efforts have blossomed aimed at coming up with a new kind of bulb that can offer light quality as good as the old, but with far better efficiency. Most of that research has been focused on LED bulbs, which are now available to consumers, but at high cost and with ungainly metal heat sinks.last_img read more