More Stars Announced To Honor Tony Bennett At Power Of Love Gala

first_imgKeep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala continues to grow as musical icons from all genres join the celebration of legendary performer and 18-time GRAMMY winner Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday on Saturday, May 21, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.In honor of Bennett’s milestone birthday celebration, musical stars from an eclectic mix of genres will take the stage to perform some of the timeless hits Bennett has recorded in his 70-year career. Joining the line up are: contemporary jazz trumpeter and GRAMMY winner Chris Botti; actor, writer, producer and host of THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS James Corden; American soul and R&B singer/songwriter and GRAMMY nominee Andra Day; 14-time GRAMMY winner and American musical icon Herbie Hancock; music legend and celebrated producer Quincy Jones; multi-platinum jazz star and 5-time GRAMMY winner Diana Krall; piano prodigy and budding pop sensation Dan Orlando; chart-topping country music artist Darius Rucker; and global superstar Steven Tyler.“I came from a musical family, I grew up on songs like ‘I left My Heart in San Francisco’ and ‘Shadow of your Smile.’ To now be singing for him on his 90th birthday is something that is truly an honor,” said Tyler. “Tony’s voice is timeless and one that I hold very near and dear to my heart.”“I feel honored and privileged every time I get to step out on stage and perform with Tony Bennett, whose voice is as iconic and timeless as ever,” Botti said.“Tony Bennett is an iconic jazz legend,” said Day. “It’s an honor to perform for him on such a special birthday.”“A timeless talent that is ever-young, vibrant and gracious. Tony’s life-force is strong and respectful of others. His actions musically and in his daily life are a testament to the value of inclusion. He’s a great encouragement to the younger generation and continually lifts everyones spirits,” said Hancock. “As a musician and a human being, Tony is a shining light. He’s the best of the best.”One of the most celebrated entertainers in the world, Bennett has thrilled sold-out audiences worldwide for decades, selling ten million records in the last ten years alone. Known for timeless hits including “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Ain’t Got That Swing,” the 20th annual Power of Love gala will bring together musical artists to pay tribute to his musical genius in a celebration of song and philanthropy.The Power of Love gala, began in 1996 as an evening dedicated to fighting the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease with the founding of Keep Memory Alive by Larry Ruvo in honor of his father, Lou. Since that night it’s blossomed into a celebration known for partnering with some of the most celebrated chefs and entertainers in the industry for an evening of philanthropy, while raising awareness and funds for Keep Memory Alive in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.Previous Power of Love galas have celebrated the 70th birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 2012 and the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine in 2013. Last year’s gala hosted some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including Celine Dion, Martina McBride, Robin Thicke and more as they honored Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and his wife Veronica. Generating the bulk of Keep Memory Alive’s revenue, the annual gala is imperative to the success of Keep Memory Alive and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in the mission to enhance treatments and research of brain diseases.Tickets now on sale at keepmemoryalive.org/pol. For all other inquiries, please contact events@keepmemoryalive.org or call 702.263.9797.last_img read more

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Canadian banks raise fixed mortgage rates variable rates could soon follow

first_imgSeveral Canadian banks have increased their fixed-rate mortgage rates amid rising yields on the bond market and a strengthening economy, changes economists said could have repercussions for the housing market.As of Friday, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank and CIBC said they had raised rates between 10- and 15-basis-points. The banks tend to move in lockstep when it comes to raising rates.RBC’s posted five-year fixed mortgage rate moved to 5.14 per cent on Thursday, up from 4.99 per cent. The bank’s special offer rate for a five-year fixed mortgage with a 25-year amortization moved to 3.54 per cent from 3.39 per cent.RBC (TSX:RY) said the changes reflect the activity of competitors, costs for funds on the wholesale markets, as well as other costs and market considerations.TD (TSX:TD) raised its five-year fixed rate to 5.14 per cent, the first time it has been above five per cent since February 2014.CIBC raised fixed mortgage rates by between 10 and 15 basis points, effective Friday “in response to market conditions.” Its five-year fixed rate rose by 10 basis points to 4.99 per cent, while the one and two-year fixed rates moved 15 basis points to 3.29 per cent and 3.24 per cent, respectively.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) said it is reviewing its rates and will likely soon make changes. Bank of Montreal (TSX: BMO) did not immediately respond, while National Bank (TSX:NA) said it had not yet determined its plans.If enough banks raise their rates by the same amount it will raise the benchmark rate for stress tests, said Gregory Klump, chief economist of the Canadian Real Estate Association.“That would definitely have a marginal impact on how much mortgage people can qualify.”The changes appear to most immediately affect those whose mortgages are uninsured because they had a down payment of 20 per cent or higher.The stress test for homebuyers who don’t need mortgage insurance requires them to prove they can make payments at a qualifying rate of the greater of two percentage points higher than the contractual mortgage rate or the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada.Those with insured mortgages must qualify at the Bank of Canada benchmark five-year mortgage rate, which was posted at 4.99 per cent and was last updated Wednesday.Klump said the test and higher mortgage rates would have a dampening effect on markets with more expensive homes.“The impact at margin would be greater in higher priced and active cities like Toronto and Vancouver than it would say in Moncton,” he said in an interview.Yields on the bond market, where the big banks raise money, have been on the rise since late last year as the economic outlook has improved.Many economists are predicting that the Bank of Canada may raise its key interest rate target next week to 1.25 per cent from one per cent, a move that would likely prompt the big banks to raise their prime rates.Increases in the prime rates push up the cost of variable-rate mortgages and other loans such as home equity lines of credit that are tied to the benchmark rate.TD economist Dina Ignjatovic said Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’s statement that rate decisions will be based on data suggests higher interest rates are coming.“In addition to the stellar jobs report released last Friday, this week’s housing starts data showed that builders broke ground on a solid 217,000 new homes in December,” she wrote in a report, adding that business sentiment was positive in the fourth quarter.“Healthy hiring and investment intentions indicate underlying strength in the economy and less need for emergency level interest rates.”However, Ignjatovic said that additional rate increases won’t necessarily come quickly in 2018 because of high household debt levels, uncertainty over new mortgage measures and risks associated with NAFTA renegotiations.“We expect a gradual pace of tightening over the next two years, of about 25 bps every six months.”Avery Shenfeld of CIBC also expects a 25 basis-point increase on Wednesday despite the U.S. president’s threats of ending NAFTA.“It’s not going to be scared off yet by some Donald Trump bluster,” he wrote Friday.Still, Shenfeld said a breakdown in NAFTA negotiations could prompt Poloz to go slow on further rate increases.last_img read more

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World’s ‘Oldest’ Koran Uncovered in University of Birmingham Archives

Rabat – What may be the oldest fragments of the Koran have been found in the archives of University of Birmingham in England. According to researchers at University of Birmingham, the fragments are at least 1,370 years old, dating it back to between AD 568 and 645.“They could well take us back to within a few years of the actual founding of Islam,” University of Birmingham professor of Christianity and Islam David Thomas told the BBC. The fragments had been mixed in with a collection of other Middle Eastern books and documents for nearly 100 years, unrecognized by the university until now as being one of the earliest Korans that still exist today.The age of the texts was discovered when a PhD researcher, Alba Fedeli, decided to carry out radiocarbon dating tests after looking at the fragments more closely.The tests revealed the “startling” news that the fragments, written on either sheep skin or goat skin, could have been written “within a few years of the actual founding of Islam,” according to Professor David Thomas, University of Birmingham’s professor of Christianity and Islam.“The person who actually wrote it could well have known the Prophet Muhammad. He would have seen him probably, he would maybe have heard him preach. He may have known him personally – and that really is quite a thought to conjure with,” said David Thomas.The manuscript is written in “Hijazi script”, an early form of written Arabic. According to Dr. Waley, a curator at the British Library, the script, written in a “beautiful and surprisingly legible Hijazi hand,” dates the fragments back to a time around the first three caliphs.“These portions must have been in a form that is very close to the form of the Koran read today, supporting the view that the text has undergone little or no alteration and that it can be dated to a point very close to the time it was believed to be revealed,” said David Thomas.According to the university, the fragments will be put on display in the Barber Institute in Birmingham in October.“In any case, this – along with the sheer beauty of the content and the surprisingly clear Hijazi script – is news to rejoice Muslim hearts,” said Dr. Wales read more

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Robert Plant Why do I get winter fuel payment

first_imgA means test for the payments originally appeared on Theresa May’s 2017 General Election manifesto but it was removed after a backlash.  Pensioners who decide they do not need it can contact the office that processes the payment to decline it, but older stars including Alan Sugar have previously spoken out about being frustrated by the process. Businessman Lord Sugar, now 70, said in 2010 that he had tried to hand back his payment but gave up after spending “an hour on the phone to some civil servant in Newcastle”. Instead he gives the money to charity. Baroness Bakewell, 84, added that she had also tried to send the payment back when she first received it, but could not do so. “I, like many, give that heating allowance to charity but it could be means-tested if it was added to the income tax statement of our incomes,” she told peers.Figures released under Freedom of Information laws show that just 54 pensioners managed to turn down the payment in 2015/16. I, like many, give that heating allowance to charity but it could be means-tested if it was added to the income tax statement of our incomesBaroness Bakewell Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant has questioned the Government over his winter fuel payments. The singer, 69, accosted Labour peer Baroness Bakewell in the street to ask why he receives the annual allowance, which is meant to help poverty-stricken pensioners stay warm in winter. Plant, who has been the heavy rock band’s frontman since the late 1960s, and has since launched a successful solo career of his own, is a multimillionaire who told the peer that he was baffled after receiving the benefit, which can be worth as much as £300 for older pensioners. For someone of Plant’s age the payout is more likely to have been £200 – but Baroness Bakewell said any payout should only be given to those who need it. She told the House of Lords: “I was stopped in the street by Robert Plant, a multibillionaire rock star, of Led Zeppelin.”He said, ‘Joan, I’ve been sent £300 by the Government. Why?’.”Why indeed? The heating allowance for older people should be means tested. When I first received it, I tried to send it back but I was told it could not be accepted.” 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

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Much REE news while Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe Mines usher in a

first_imgIn this monster Christmas issue of International Mining Project News mining companies around the world have been preparing for post-festive activities. At the worldclass Oyu Tolgoi project, in Mongolia, Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe Mines have signed a new agreement to help secure development of the copper-gold project six months ahead of schedule. The companies have approved $2.3 billion for a peak year of construction activity in 2011, in order to reach production by 2012, with measures to improve production capacity by up to 60% from the initial 100,000 t/d. Elsewhere, Stans Energy is preparing a feasibility study on the only past-producing Heavy Rare Earth Elements mine in the world, outside of China, following the final results of its resampling program at its Kutessay II project in Kyrgystan.Another project in Pilbara could be due a revised mineral resource estimate as Venturex Resources’ Mons Cupri deposit has revealed the potential for significant additions to Venturex’s Pilbara VMS project’s 7.6 Mt resource inventory. RC drilling at the copper-zinc deposit, one of four that form Venturex’s wholly owned Pilbara project, has indicated a total strike length of up to 600 m with grades as high as 4.15% Cu. Yet again Northern Star has increased the known depth of its Voyager 1 lode, with drilling results grading as high as 98 g/t, to at least 600 m at the Paulsens gold mine. With resources also being discovered at the Voyager 2 lode the company appears to have found a bargain in the Australian project and has already begun Stage two developments to reach even greater profit margins.Peel Exploration has announced a maiden resource estimate for its Apollo Hill and Ra gold deposits in Western Australia. Combined the deposits have a resource estimate of over 340,000 oz Au but Peel believe that there is plenty more to discover and are planning an extensive exploration program, along with a preliminary scoping study and test work, in the hope that it can add more value to the project. Copper Development Corp has been admitted onto AIM following a $40 million fund raising aimed at developing its Hinoba’an copper project in the Philippines. The proposed open pit contains over 700,000 t Cu and will now be put through an accelerated development program.In Indonesia Kangaroo Resources has purchased the final 15% of the now wholly owned Mamahak coking coal project,  the company now has eight advanced coal projects in the East Kalimantan area, and plans to ramp up production capacity to 50,000 t/month into 2011. Central Asia Resources is looking to raise A$1.3 million through the placement of over 40 million shares. The company intends to use the funds for its Dalabai gold-silver project as well as for an independent review of the Bizhe licence area, only two out of six tenement areas that Central Asia holds in Kazakhstan.Sandfire Resources has received two early Christmas presents with the grant of a mining lease, at its DeGrussa copper-gold project, and the completion of the retail component of its $103 million equity raising. With about $135 million in the bank, and the green light from Australian officials, the company is ready to begin the new year with a DFS, underground mining and the construction of a 1.5 Mt/y processing facility. Sandfire are expecting to produce DSO from its open pit deposits before the end of 2011. Alcyone Resources has received firm commitments to raise roughly $11.2 million, through a share placement, that the company intends to use to drive its Twin Hills silver project forward. The company expect strong operating margins from the 1.5-2 Moz/y heap leach project and are currently hard at work finalising an updated resource estimate for both the Twin Hills and Mount Gunyan areas, both part of Alcyone’s wholly owned Texas silver and polymetallic project in Queensland.Brockman Resources has advanced negotiations with Fortescue Metals in an agreement for end to end rail haulage, port access and marketing services at its Marillana project in Western Australia. Although Brockman has been “highly encouraged” with the negotiations the key principles, for a binding Heads of Agreement, are still under discussion. If successfully concluded the agreement would help Brockman complete a BFS on the iron ore project and reach a final investment decision before the end of quarter 3 next year.Marengo Mining will be expecting a happy new year with the closure of a best efforts offering, bringing total proceeds of C$63.25 million, leaving the company fully funded to advance exploration, permitting and reconstruction at its Yandera project in Papua New Guinea. Armed with results from a three year long DFS, due before the start of 2011, the company hope to soon start developing a large-scale, long-life, operation at Yandera that will eventually reach a production rate of 50 Mt/y. Current plans will see Yandera concentrate hitting the market in 2013/14.In Canada Overland Resources has received final analytical results, from the last nine drill holes made at its Darcy zinc deposit and its Darin prospect, within Overland’s Yukon base metal project to cap a fruitful 2010 exploration and diamond drilling program. The results have confirmed potential for a larger, longer life, mining operation that would benefit from reduced operating costs. Caledon Resources has announced a 256% increase to its coal resource estimate at its Minyango project in the Bowen Basin while Puget Ventures has changed its name to Global Cobalt with the acquisition of several worldclass assets in Russia and Mongolia.All this and much, much more in International Mining’s Project News….To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact emma@im-mining.com for a free trial copy.last_img read more

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Man 20s arrested after gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis in gangland crackdown

first_imgMan (20s) arrested after gardaí seize cocaine and cannabis in gangland crackdown The drugs are worth an estimated €80,000 street value. By Cormac Fitzgerald 18,962 Views http://jrnl.ie/3222707 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 21 Comments Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 1:06 PM Feb 4th 2017, 1:06 PM Short URL Share Tweet Email The seized drugs Source: GPOA MAN HAS been arrested after gardaí seized illegal drugs worth an estimated €80,000 from a house in Tallaght.Gardaí from the Divisional Organised Crime Bureau and the Special Crime Task Force carried out a search in the Drumcairn area of Tallaght last night.They seized cannabis resin and cocaine (pending analysis) worth an estimated €80,000.A man in his late-20s was arrested following the seizure.He is currently being held at Ballyfermot Garda Station under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act. Read: Elderly man dies after car collides with bin truck in Tullamorelast_img read more

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IMF calls for public sector layoffs

first_imgGreece needs to break the taboo of dismissing civil servants, the representative of the International Monetary Fund to Greece, Poul Thomsen, warned in Athens, adding that the budget deficit will likely come to 10 per cent while the economy will contract by at least 6 per cent this year. He said in clear terms that the government will now have to move forward more aggressively with the closure of public bodies and to “non-voluntary departures” of staff, while underscoring that the immediate implementation of reforms is absolutely vital from now on. Addressing an Economist conference, Thomsen stressed Greece had been warned that without reforms to the public sector its deficit could not be brought below 10 per cent of gross domestic product. The IMF official went on to admit that the creditors’ memorandum with the government has failed in many respects, but attributed this failure to the fact that Athens did not stick to the agreed reform timetable. “There is no more room for across-the-board expenditure cuts in wages and pensions. Greece needs to move more aggressively in closing down redundant state enterprises and may have to accept redundancies. I cannot see how Greece can tackle fiscal problems without addressing these taboos,” Thomsen stated. He also called for the promotion of more structural reforms and for greater flexibility in labor relations, highlighting the problem of the high salaries in infrastructure corporations that used to fully belong to the state, such as listed firms Public Power Corporation (PPC) and the Athens Water and Sewage Company (EYDAP), among others. Thomsen further blamed the lack of political will for adequate progress, owing to a number of interests. The head of the European Commission’s task Force to Greece, Horst Reichenbach, added on Wednesday that the unitary labor cost may have declined this year compared to last, but a greater reduction is needed for Greece to become more competitive – which means that private sector salaries are likely to suffer fresh cuts. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Geek Deals Nintendo Switch Online Starts Today 25 Percent off HPs Omen

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Nintendo’s for-pay online service for the Switch starts today, and you can pick up either a three-month pass or a whole-year subscription on Amazon.Keep on scrollin’, and you’ll also find discounts on HP gaming machines, older Apple Watches, Bluetooth bulbs, and even more courtesy of our partners at TechBargains…Featured DealsOnline Services Start Today: Nintendo Switch Online Service Pass (3 Months) for $7.99 (12 Months for $20) at Amazon.HP Omen 870 Intel Core i7-8700 6-Core Gaming Desktop with GTX 1070 4GB, 16GB RAM, Dual Storage for $1274.99 at HP (Coupon code: 25BMSM918 – List price: $1699.99).HP Envy 13t Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core 13.3-inch 1920×1080 Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop for $749.99 (4K Display for $840) at HP (Coupon code: 25BMSM918 – List price: $999.99).Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 13.3-inch 2560×1600 Retina Display Touchbar Laptop (8GB/256GB SSD) and Bonus $150 PCMag Shop Digital Code for $1349.99 at PCMag Shop (List price: $1699.99).Pre-order Apple Watch Series 4 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Pochettino The time is right for Spurs to challenge for the

first_imgAfter finishing in the top three of the Premier League for the past three years, Mauricio Pochettino insists that Tottenham can no longer be satisfied with such an outcome and that the time to challenge for the title is nowSpurs finished fended off competition from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea to secure Champions League football for the third season in succession with a respectable 77 points in the Premier League table.“Of course it is a massive success for the club to be in the Champions League for the third year in a row. But maybe that is not enough, maybe we need to change certain things. For me, it is not enough,” said Pochettino, according to RTE.This season will mark the first time that Spurs will play in their new £850m stadium after spending the last term at Wembley.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Although the lack of signings this summer has been a troubling sight for the North Londoners.“If some people believe the manager of Tottenham does not want trophies they are not right in their minds. I am here to win,” continued Pochettino.“Can we win something this season? In football, all can happen. It will be tough because our opponents are at a level where every year they improve … we are competing in the same race but with a different car.”Tottenham will begin their Premier League campaign this Saturday against Newcastle United.last_img read more

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Ronaldo questions Salahs award win

first_imgJuventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has questioned FIFA’s decision to give the Puskas award to Mohamed Salah.The Portuguese captain believes he was wrongly overlooked for the FIFA goal of the year award and claims his goal was better than Salah’s.The former Real Madrid star was shortlisted for the Puskas Award for his beautiful overhead kick against the current club, Juventus in the UEFA Champions League last season alongside Gareth Bale’s own bicycle kick in the Champions League final against Liverpool and Mohamed Salah’s curling effort against Everton.Salah would eventually claim the award to much surprise during a ceremony in London in which Luka Modric also beat Ronaldo to the Men’s player of the year award.Ronaldo was absent from the awards ceremony that night but during a question and answer session via his Instagram account, he reacted to being snubbed by world football’s governing body.“Salah deserved to win the Puskas Prize, he scored a nice goal,” the 33-year-old said, according to Goal.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“But let’s be honest, do not lie to us, my goal was the most beautiful.“I’m not disappointed, it’s life, sometimes we win and others lose.“What interests me is that in fifteen years of career I managed to maintain the same level of performance.”However, despite being nominated for the FIFA’s The Best player of the year award and winning the Puskas award, Salah missed out on the FIFPro selection for the team of the year honours.last_img read more

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Gardiner smashes own Natl record for gold in Grenada

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrenada, April 11, 2017 – St. George’s – Abaco’s Steven Gardiner gave stellar showing at the inaugural Grenada invitational track and field meet over the weekend; Gardiner beat his own national record set in 2015 and wowed audiences by significantly outpacing his contenders from the US who got second and Trinidad and Tobago, which was third in that 400m B event. Gardiner ran 44.26, which is a qualifying time for the IAAF World Games, set for London in August and the time was faster than hometown sports hero, Kirani James who ran the 400m A event and finished in 45.44.Gardiner told media that he felt good, is in great shape and that he is very satisfied with his first run of the season.  Gardiner was somewhat disappointed that he was not able to race against James, the golden medal winning Olympian, but he said that day is coming and he is preparing for it.#MagneticMediaNews#Gardinersmashesrecord#StevenGardiner Recommended for you Related Items:#Gardinersmashesrecord, #magneticmedianews, #StevenGardiner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Team places 30th at 2017 IAAF Championshipslast_img read more

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More charges filed against suspect in officer shooting

first_imgClark County Prosecutor Tony Golik filed additional charges Tuesday against an apparent white supremacist accused of shooting Vancouver motorcycle patrol Officer Dustin Goudschaal several times during a traffic stop. Goudschaal, 32, survived multiple gunshot wounds. He was released from the hospital July 2 and is recovering at home.James Todd Sapp, 47, of Vancouver was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on attempted murder and other charges. Instead, his court-appointed attorney, Matthew Hoff, requested that the arraignment be postponed in order to have time to review the new charges with his client. The hearing was rescheduled for July 15.Hoff initially also planned to argue for a reduction in Sapp’s $10 million bail Tuesday but decided to delay that matter until July 15, as well.“I think the evidence is very strong to support the $10 million bail,” Golik said. “Judge (Scott) Collier set that bail, and there are more charges now.”Sapp already was charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Golik added charges Tuesday of first-degree attempted robbery involving another victim, second-degree assault, methamphetamine possession and heroin possession. He said the additional charges are based on new information investigators have uncovered since Sapp’s first court appearance last week.last_img read more

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Fire reported at GeorgiaPacific mill in Camas

first_imgFirefighters responded to a reported fire at a chip tower Wednesday at Georgia-Pacific mill in Camas. The mill’s emergency response team found the fire at the top of a silo around 9 a.m. and quickly put it out, said mill spokeswoman Kristi Ward. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department was called to the mill, 401 N.E. Adams St. The workers there didn’t need any more help, though, said Camas-Washougal fire Chief Nick Swinhart. It appeared that the automatic sprinkler system activated as well. Georgia-Pacific is investigating the cause of the fire, Ward said.last_img read more

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Elder rescues two young lost relatives on snowmachine

first_imgDownload AudioAfter two young men went off-course on a snowmachine trip from Chevak to Scammon Bay this week, it was an unlikely responder who came to their rescue.Late Wednesday night State Troopers from Hooper Bay got a report that Travis Wassillie and Jessie Kasayulie, aged 17 and 20, were overdue on a snowmachine trip from Chevak to Scammon Bay.Groups from all three communities set out and searched through the night, but their efforts were hampered by strong winds and low visibility.When the search resumed Thursday, it was joined by 74-year-old Francis Charlie, a relative of the two men. Charlie said he felt a strong urge to go off in a different direction than where the searchers had been looking.“Somehow, somebody pushed me – go ‘cause that was stormy that night,” said Charlie. “I can’t stay in the chair or bed. So I go.”Charlie went off solo despite having gotten bladder surgery just a week before. His wife, Theresa said she tried to stop him leaving, but it was no use.“There was nothing I could do because he keep wanting to go, he was so worried,” Theresa said. “The only thing I gave him was a bottle of holy water, that’s all I let him bring.”On account of his surgery, Charlie spent the 2-hour search standing up on his snowmachine on the bumpy trail. Eventually he found Wassillie and Kasayulie about 15 miles east of Scammon Bay, and brought them back cold and wet but unharmed.Charlie believes the boys got lost because the wind shifted overnight, and they weren’t looking out for landmarks like patches of grass and old snowdrifts.“My grandpa always tell me – Everytime you go someplace, don’t follow the wind, they’ll change right away,” Charlie said.According to Troopers, the young men had been attempting to navigate using a cell phone and ran out of gas after missing Scammon Bay.There was actually a second search-and-rescue in the same area Wednesday night – 50-year-old Johnny J Mann and his teenage son from Hooper Bay got caught in the storm on their overnight hunting trip. Troopers noted that rescue was much easier because Mann used a personal locator beacon (PLB) to alert the Coast Guard of his location.last_img read more

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Researchers observe inwardly rotating spirals in a nonoscillatory medium

first_img Credit: H. N. Yoshikawa “At a sufficiently high flow-rate, liquid curtains appear, move like waves and, end up coiling around some center point and forming rotating spiral arms,” Mathis explained. “We measured the frequency of rotation of each arm and of the whole pattern and the length of arms. The key observation is the spontaneous formation of spirals through breaking the rotational symmetry of the system.” © 2019 Science X Network Sac with spiral surface patterns facilitate substance delivery Citation: Researchers observe inwardly rotating spirals in a nonoscillatory medium (2019, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-inwardly-rotating-spirals-nonoscillatory-medium.html Explore further Journal information: Physical Review Letters A team of researchers at Université Côte d’Azur and Hokkaido University have recently carried out a study exploring the spontaneous formation of spiral patterns observed on the downward-facing free surface of a horizontal liquid film. The surface examined by them entails Rayleigh-Taylor instability, which destabilizes the interface between two fluids of different densities when the heavier fluid is pushing down the lighter one. More information: Harunori N. Yoshikawa et al. Inwardly Rotating Spirals in a Nonoscillatory Medium, Physical Review Letters (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.014502 The researchers observed that the liquid discharge resulting from this instability can occur in the form of propagating liquid curtains, which are generated at the film’s circular periphery and appear as inwardly rotating spiral arms. Using a phenomenologically constructed cellular automaton, they demonstrated that these patterns arise from the phase locking, which leads to an intermittent discharge of liquid at a constant flow rate over the entire film surface. “About 15 years ago, Dr. Laurent Limat and his colleagues studied spatio-temporal dynamics of liquid columns moving freely along the edge of a circular dish,” Christian Mathis, one of the researchers who carried out the present study, told Phys.org. “Inspired by their work, we began the study of a bi-dimensional assembly of liquid columns, hoping to describe all the secondary instabilities related to losses of symmetry. We just found one such instability, but we discovered that we were in front of a rather simple system showing extremely rich behavior.”In their study, Mathis and his colleagues observed that increasing the flow rate gave rise to a series of complex patterns, including a regular hexagonal lattice of drops, a regular hexagonal lattice of columns, spatio-temporally intermittent behavior of columns and, finally, liquid curtains forming spiral waves. The apparatus they used is fairly simple, consisting primarily of a semi-closed cylindrical vessel, with silicone oil continuously pouring into it through an inlet at the top and a fine mesh grid at the bottom. The vessel contains a constant amount of oil, determined by the equilibrium of a negative pressure in the vessel and the weight of the oil. Excessive liquid in the vessel leaks through the grid and forms a liquid film underneath it. This film destabilizes in different ways, depending on the oil flow-rate and viscosity. Inside this apparatus, everything is made of transparent PMMA, as this enables easy observation and precise video measurements with adapted lightning. Spiral patterns can be found in many systems, both in lab experiments and in nature. Most of these spirals patterns rotate, with the spiral arms trailing the direction of this rotation. Patterns that rotate in the opposite direction are quite rare and are referred to as antispirals. “We have shown that antispiral patterns can be produced in a simple liquid system, for which we know all the governing equations,” Harunori Yoshikawa, another researcher who carried out the study, told Phys.org. “Deep investigation of this ‘well-known’ system would provide insights into rare occurrences of antispiral patterns.”The experiment carried out by Yoshikawa, Mathis and their colleagues could pave the way for further studies exploring the manifestation of antispiral patterns. In addition, their study could provide a benchmark for theories of pattern formation. “We are now focusing on theoretical modeling, seeking an appropriate model equation and the ranges of involved parameters,” Yoshikawa said. “We hope that we will theoretically reveal the essential features of these pattern formation processes.”The researchers are also currently exploring other patterns observed in their system, as the inwardly rotating spirals were merely one of their observations. For instance, the dripping regime and some of the peculiar behavior of the liquid columns are yet to be extensively investigated. In the study carried out by Mathis, Yoshikawa and their colleagues, the dynamic of the spirals appeared to be related to the characteristics of the liquid film itself, a finding that they are also looking to explore further. Credit: H. N. Yoshikawa This document is subject to copyright. 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Responsible fisheries meaning opportunity

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Sponsored by the Costa Rican Fisheries Federation Facebook Comments From the print editionBy José Antonio Chaves  |  Legal Advisor, Costa Rican Fisheries Federation (FECOP)The concept of responsibility is defined by the Collins English Dictionary as the state or fact of being responsible for moral decisions and therefore being accountable, and particularly for an error; and as the capacity that exists in every person to recognize and accept the consequences of an act carried out freely.Thus, the concept of responsibility applied to fisheries is of particular significance, especially when we become aware of overexploitation, and as we move towards situations already experienced by industrialized nations that have exhausted their resources. The term responsible fisheries not only refers to the direct act of extracting fish, but also to all personal and institutional actions carried out in developing, respecting, recovering and conserving the wealth of marine fisheries for ourselves and for future generations.Responsible fisheries concern everyone, and not only those directly involved in extracting fish and other fisheries resources. Responsible fisheries are based on the fact that the sea is a complex ecosystem and that any extractive action we undertake affects its biodiversity and availability of resources that we do not yet fully comprehend, such as the importance of the sea in controlling climate, and for recreation, transport and other aspects.Marine resources were previously considered to be inexhaustible, and it was believed that we could benefit from unrestricted access. Major technologies aimed at uncontrolled extraction at the least cost were developed in many parts of the world. However, we very quickly discovered that marine resources are not only finite but also more fragile than we realized.This is the main concern that led to different lines of thought and discussion that resulted in the approval of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), unanimously adopted on Oct. 31, 1995, and representing a voluntary commitment on the part of signatory governments. Costa Rica incorporated it into its judicial system through Decree 27919-MAG on June 14, 1999, which established it as a legally binding regulation. This important text is based on the principle that “the right to fish carries with it the obligation to do so in a responsible manner, so as to ensure effective conservation and management of  living aquatic resources” (Art. 6.1).This regulation sets out the main guidelines for responsible fishing, to be shared by both authorities and civil society that directly or indirectly benefits from the wealth of the sea. A review of the principles and arguments of the code of conduct is thus pertinent.The CCRF sets out the need for ecosystem protection. It proposes an evaluation of the negative impact of human activity to reverse its effects and to recover not only fish stocks that are actively extracted but also associated noncommercial species (Art. 7.2.2). As far as responsibility is concerned, this regulation demands that we enact the measures required to guarantee fisheries are of the necessary quality and diversity, and their availability is maintained for present and future generations (Art. 6.2).As a second measure, the CCRF indicates the need for all fishery-related decisions made by authorities and even by users to be based on the most recent and correct scientific data possible (Art. 6.4), so that fishing is not carried out blindly, but is based on sound science (Art. 12.1). This enables the development and protection of resources, particularly fisheries habitats such as nursery and spawning areas, and habitats critical to species reproduction (Art. 6.8). One of the basic pillars of the commitment to responsible fishing is concern for and protection of the reproduction capacity of species to be fished in the future using and applying all available knowledge. Herein lie two principles of responsible fishing: We have the commitment to leave the sea and its resources as we found them or in an improved condition, using the whole scientific and technical arsenal at our disposal, so that future generations are able benefit from them. Never before have we had such information and means at our disposal, in the form of the communications media, to carry out such a task.The other basic measure relating to responsible fisheries is broad and consistent application of the precautionary principle. This principle, internationally adopted in the context of environmental protection at the 1992 Earth Summit (the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development), held in Río de Janeiro, was incorporated into our legislation through Biodiversity Law No. 7788, Article 11, which establishes that “when there is a danger or threat of grave or imminent damage to the elements of biodiversity and to the knowledge associated with these, the absence of scientific certainty should be used as a reason to postpone the adoption of effective protection measures”; and in FAO’s words, “the absence of adequate scientific information should not be used as a reason for postponing or failing to take measures to conserve target species, associated or dependent species and non-target species” (Art. 6.5). This mandate clearly places us face-to-face with one of the main meanings of responsibility: We should take responsibility today for future damages we could incur. The tool the CCRF places in our hands is simple: In the face of doubt or lack of knowledge, decisions favor nature.The CCRF also indicates that selective and environmentally safe fishing gear should be further developed and applied to maintain biodiversity, conserve population structure and aquatic ecosystems and protect fish quality (Art. 6.6). In other words, it is the responsibility of fishers, authorities, technicians and scientists to develop fishing gear aimed at target species that causes the least possible damage. The text indicates the need to minimize waste – in other words, reduce and eliminate gear used in fishing a specific species that involves wasting a large number of other species, such as the trawl nets of shrimp-fishing vessels. It is calculated that shrimp-fishing vessels discard approximately 95 percent of the catch from trawl nets. In order to obtain 1 kilogram of shrimp, about 20 kilos of other species are killed and thrown overboard.There is no doubt that it is difficult for the ordinary citizen to imagine how we can stop this killing. Nonetheless, we continue consuming and demanding shrimp in many shapes and forms. A considerable difference could be made by simply including this information in our consumption habits.Responsible fishing also means monitoring and control by national authorities to ensure compliance with these conservation and management measures (Art. 6.10) by national and international vessels that fly the national flag, thus complying with the code of conduct (Art. 6.11). Our authorities have a highly important role to play in ensuring compliance with all measures necessary for responsible fishing.FAO indicates the need for decision-making processes that are transparent and achieve timely solutions to urgent matters (Art. 6.13) as part of the responsibility of the state within the concept of responsible fisheries, by facilitating broad consultation with other interested sectors, and by cooperating in resolving disputes relating to fishing activities in a timely, peaceful and cooperative manner (Art. 6.15). In this sense, and regarding responsible fishing, the state has an obligation to ensure that all fishing facilities and equipment, as well as all fisheries activities, allow for safe, healthy and fair working and living conditions, and meet internationally agreed standards adopted by relevant international organizations (Art. 6.17). Finally, the CCRF, in addition to indicating the importance of fair trade of fisheries products (Art. 6.14) and the importance of aquaculture as a means to promote diversification (Art. 6.19), recognizes the contribution of the population in understanding issues relating to the conservation and management of fishery resources. There is a need to broaden our mindset and the way in which we address issues pertaining to the management of fishery resources, to take the principles of the code into account, and to demand not only the responsible management of resources, but also responsible consumption on our part, as well as the responsible management of national policies by authorities.We need to take a stand on marine fishery resources – a stand that involves assuming responsibility for our acts today and the well-being of future generations. We have the information, the tools and the obligation to do so. The sole missing ingredient is the personal desire to become engaged.last_img read more

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US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

first_imgRelated posts:Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic US urges Haiti leaders to hold elections soon How the Clintons’ Haiti development plans succeed – and disappoint Chilean peacekeeper killed in Haiti protest MIAMI, Florida — The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had found no survivors in its ongoing search off the coast of Haiti where a shipwreck left at least 21 dead and around a dozen missing.There were about 50 people on board the ship, who had been trying to reach Providenciales Island in the neighboring Turks and Caicos. The ship attempted to return to Haiti after running into bad weather. The Haitian Coast Guard rescued 12 survivors.A U.S. rescue helicopter conducted a flyover at daybreak in the area where the wreck occurred Thursday, at the request of Haitian authorities.The helicopter crew “conducted a first light search Friday morning, searching between Cap-Haitien, Haiti and Port-de-Paix, Haiti, but did not find anything,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor said teams would continue the search but “the sad truth remains that many have already perished.”“The Coast Guard urges all to reconsider taking the dangerous and illegal voyage at sea,” he said. “Our condolences go out to all affected by this tragedy.”In Haiti, an impoverished country where more than 70 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day, residents regularly attempt to illegally reach Turks and Caicos or the Bahamas.Haitian authorities have tried to put a stop to the flow of illegal migrants, but soaring unemployment has led many Haitians, notably the young, to seek a better future elsewhere.In November 2013, 110 illegal immigrants were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and Bahamian authorities after their ship capsized, leaving around 30 people dead. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Sri Lankan professors march to demand pay hike

first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories The professors and lecturers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and greater academic freedom. They also want 6 percent of the country’s gross domestic product to be allocated for education.The government has agreed to some of the demands, but says it cannot grant the pay increase because it would create discrepancies and anomalies in the national salary structure.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Men’s health affects baby’s health too Parents, stop beating yourself up Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Thousands of striking university academics in Sri Lanka are marching across the country to demand a pay increase and an increase in funding for education.The three-month strike has crippled state-run universities, though they remain open.More than 5,000 people are taking part in the five-day march from the city of Galle to Colombo, 110 kilometers (68 miles) away. On Tuesday they were passing through the town of in Kosgoda. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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Cameron says Britain needs more drones to combat IS threat

first_img Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img LONDON (AP) — Britain’s military should invest more in drones and elite troops to help counter the threat from the Islamic State group, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday, calling terrorism one of the “evolving threats” facing the U.K.British defense chiefs are conducting a strategic policy review and Cameron said he has asked them to consider boosting quick-response counterterrorism capabilities such as “spy planes, drones and special forces.” He said the country faced emerging threats, including terrorism, cyberattacks and “an increasingly aggressive Russia.”Britain’s military has faced a budget squeeze in recent years as Cameron’s government cut public spending. But last week Treasury chief George Osborne committed to spending 2 percent of national income on defense — a NATO target met by few members of the trans-Atlantic alliance.On Monday, Cameron visited an air force base that is home to Britain’s fleet of Reaper drones, which have flown missions over Iraq and Syria as part of the U.S.-led campaign against IS.Addressing personnel at another base in a hangar of Typhoon fighter jets, Cameron promised to ensure “that we have the drones, spy planes and special forces — the unique capabilities that make sure we can deal with this threat at its source.”British fighter jets have struck targets in Iraq, and Cameron and his ministers have recently suggested the mission could be expanded to Syria.Such a move could face strong political opposition. Parliament voted in September to attack militants in Iraq, but not Syria. Many lawmakers don’t wish to be seen as supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Comments   Share   Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron addresses Royal Air Force airmen and officers during a visit to RAF Coningsby England Monday July 13, 2015. Britain’s military should invest more in drones and elite troops to help counter the threat from the Islamic State group, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday, calling terrorism one of the “evolving threats” facing the U.K. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Monday the government wouldn’t rush the decision. He said lawmakers would get the chance to vote on Syria strikes “in due course.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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News podcast what the coop sell off means for depositors mortgagees and

first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:As this year’s Duke of Edinburgh gold awards are presented, we hear about the importance of extra-curricular activities for a rounded educationWe discuss the implications of the Co-Op sell-off for depositors, mortgagees and the Cypriot taxpayerFor more visit: http://cyprusmail.libsyn.com/ You May LikeFinsFeed20 Rarely Seen Historical Photos UncoveredFinsFeedUndoJooralaFunny Airport Moments That Will Make You LaughJooralaUndoHealth & Human Research7 Amazing Effects Of TurmericHealth & Human ResearchUndo Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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