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ELC Student Charity Golf Tournament raises close to 5000 for Hospital Foundation

first_imgELC Vice-Principal, Lori Coulter, says community-based projects, such as the golf tournament, bring awareness to the students and allows them to discover how they can make an impact in their own neighbourhood.The Golf Tournament included 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, and a steak dinner. Over 40 golfers and 60 plus dinner guests were in attendance for the event. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – During the summer, four grade 10 students from the Energetic Learning Centre held a charity golf tournament fundraiser.As part of a Project-Based Learning Program, Colton Dyck, Jenna Miranda, Timber Wuthrich, and Mackenzie Gordon were able to raise almost $5,000 in support of the Fort St. John Hospital Eastern-Star Children’s Fund.With that money, the Hospital will be able to purchase new equipment for the maternity ward.last_img read more

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Marketing lecture will revisit memorable era in Canadian advertising

Where: Academic South 215, Brock UniversityPlease note that seating is limited. When: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. (public presentation) and from 12 noon to 1 p.m. (preview of archival materials with lunch provided) Don Curtis Throughout his career, Canadian marketing veteran Don Curtis has shaped sales pitches worth more than $200 million in revenues for clients ranging from McDonalds, Heinz, Bank of Montreal and Labatt Brewing Company, just to name a few.On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Curtis will visit Brock University to speak about a key chapter of his career in the Canadian marketing industry.His public presentation, which takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in Academic South 215, is hosted by David Sharron, Brock’s Head of Special Collections and Archives and will also feature marketing materials from the Terry O’Malley/Vickers & Benson Collection.Throughout his career, one of Curtis’ most impactful collaborations was with another well-known Canadian marketing icon, Terry O’Malley, who sponsors an annual marketing and advertising lecture series at Brock University.Curtis spent 17 years at the Vickers & Benson agency in Toronto, where he and O’Malley collaborated on national advertising campaigns that became familiar to millions of Canadians. They also rose to become the firm’s senior partners – O’Malley was President & Creative Director and Curtis was Executive Vice President & Managing Partner.Curtis’ talk – “The Great Canadian Advertising Agency” – will be a lively review of Vickers & Benson in the 70s and 80s, when its creative reputation made it one of North America’s most sought-after agencies, with annual activity soaring from $35-million in 1972 to more than $185-million by 1989.“Many of those who were there for that era will tell you it was the greatest time of their lives,” says Curtis, “and the greatest agency of its day.”What: “The Great Canadian Advertising Agency,” a presentation by Don Curtis read more

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UN Discovery Channel launch awareness campaign in Latin America Iberian Peninsula

Starting next week, public service announcements (PSAs) will be broadcast to millions of Discovery Channel viewers in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain and Portugal. Each 60-second spot – hosted by Goodwill Ambassadors Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Roger Moore, Peter Ustinov, and Catarina Furtado – will cover such topics as HIV/AIDS, biodiversity, girls’ education, women’s health and immunization.The initiative, which is part of the UN Works Programme, uses the Discovery Channel’s popular “What Have You Discovered on Discovery?” campaign as a vehicle for the messages. Carmel Mulvany of UN Works said the collaboration is part of an ongoing joint effort with Discovery Networks to develop original programming, web-based features, educational outreach and other promotional activities. “Our goal is to use the reach and resources of a global media company to raise awareness about global issues and show how the United Nations works to make a difference in the lives of ordinary people,” she said.Ms. Mulvany called the PSAs “a unique opportunity for the Goodwill Ambassadors to use their prestige and celebrity to reach Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences with very important messages.”Echoing this view, Kelley Nichols, Network Group Director for Discovery Channel, Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia, said, “Through this unique collaboration, the Discovery Channel is providing a new platform for the UN’s Goodwill Ambassadors to reach people regarding critical issues.” read more

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British tourist trampled to death by elephant in India

first_imgA BRITISH MAN has been killed in India after being trampled by a rampaging elephant in India.The incident took place in Masinagudi National Park, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is believed the tourist was accompanied by a tour guide at the time of the attack.The Times in the UK has named the man as 67-year-old, Colin Manell.According to Sky News, there are conflicting reports about the moments leading up to the man’s death.Warning There have been claims that the man did not hear the guide shouting a warning at him and that he was engrossed in his photography.The Times reports that the man was treated at the local Masinagudi hospital before being transferred to Gudalur Government Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.The Foreign Office confirmed the death, saying: “We are aware of the tragic death of a British national in southern India and we are providing consular assistance at this difficult time.”Read: France to keep ‘death row’ elephants… and Brigitte Bardot>Read: Save the elephants or I’ll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France>last_img read more

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Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack mouthed desire to live

first_imgPRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela’s presidential guard said late yesterday.“He couldn’t speak but he said it with his lips … ‘I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die,’ because he loved his country, he sacrificed himself for his country,” General Jose Ornella told The Associated Press.The general said he spent the last two years with Chavez, including his final moments, as Venezuela’s president of 14 years battled an unspecified cancer in the pelvic region.Ornella spoke to the AP outside the military academy where Chavez’s body lay in state. He said Chavez’s cancer was very advanced when death came but gave no details.Ornella did not respond when asked if the cancer had spread to Chavez’s lungs.The government announced on the eve of Chavez’s death that he had suffered a severe new respiratory infection. It was the second such infection reported by officials after Chavez underwent his fourth cancer surgery in Cuba on Dec. 11.Venezuelan authorities have not said what kind of cancer Chavez had or specified exactly where tumors were removed.‘He suffered a lot’During the first lung infection, near the end of December, doctors implanted a tracheal tube to ease Chavez’s breathing, but breathing insufficiency persisted and worsened, the government said.Ornella said that Chavez had “the best” doctors from all over the world but that they never discussed the president’s condition in front of him.The general said he didn’t know precisely what kind of cancer afflicted Chavez, but added: “He suffered a lot.”He said that Chavez knew when he spoke to Venezuelans on 8 December, three days before his final surgery in Cuba, that “there was very little hope he would make it out of that operation.”It was Chavez’s fourth cancer surgery and previous interventions had been followed by chemotherapy and radiation.Ornella echoed the concern of Vice President Nicolas Maduro that some sort of foul play was involved in Chavez’s cancer.“I think it will be 50 years before they declassify a document (that) I think (will show) the hand of the enemy is involved,” he said.The general didn’t identify who he was talking about, but Maduro suggested possible U.S. involvement on Tuesday. The US State Department called the allegation absurd.Maduro, Chavez’s self-anointed successor, said Chavez died Tuesday afternoon in a Caracas military hospital. The government said Chavez, 58, had been there since returning from Cuba on 18 February.Read: After Chavez’s death, Venezuela faces period of uncertaintyMore:President and Tánaiste express sadness at death of Hugo Chavezlast_img read more

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Tom Selleck and ATTs predictions about the 21st century turn out to

first_imgWay back in 1993, that marvelous paragon of masculine mustachivity, Mr. Tom Selleck, played host to a series of AT&T advertisements forecasting with Criswell-like soothsaying the technical marvels that we would all enjoy in the new millennium. 17 years later, DVICE has catalogued all of Selleck’s predictions and made up a score sheet, seeing how he did. Surprisingly, Selleck and AT&T were shockingly accurate about what technology we’d take for granted in 2010. For example, Selleck accurately predicted the coming of e-books and e-readers like the Kindle (as well as initiatives like Project Gutenberg and, arguably, the rise of e-book DRM when he posited that we’d be able to “borrow a book from thousands of miles away.” Selleck also accurately predicted the rise of GPS units, video conferencing, distance learning, streaming movies on demand and even Electronic Toll Collection. Where’d Selleck’s predictions breakdown? He thinks that by 2010, we’ll buy concert tickets from a cash machine, which seems pretty quaint. He thinks people will still be using faxes in 2010, which is arguably true, but more irrelevant by the day. And for some reason, he thinks we’ll be able to tuck our babies into bed from phone booths. Still, this is a heck of a lot better of a track record than many so-called futurists.Read more at DVICElast_img read more

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Working holiday visas under fire

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Australian Council of Trade Unions is pressing for a moratorium on the working holiday visa program because of the scale of entry-level youth unemployment in Australia. The call comes as Australia’s Work and Holiday visa agreement with Greece is still waiting to be signed off, after extended negotiations over its arrangements. ACTU president Ged Kearney told reporters this week that the government should review signing off working holiday agreements with new countries such as Greece and other European countries suffering economic difficulties. “If you look at just unemployed teenagers [in Australia] who are looking for full time work – that’s up to 19 years of age – it’s rising well toward 25 per cent unemployment,” Ms Kearney said. “Before we just jump into … saying well, let’s open up the holiday visa program for example and allow all those young people in Europe to come to Australia, we have to stop and just have a think about what impact that will have on our economy; what the impact of that is on our young people.” Monash University demographer Dr Bob Birrell says that he agreed with Ms Kearney. Dr Birrell said that major changes were needed following a 30 per cent increase in the number of young foreigners coming to Australia on working holiday visas in the last year. “We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of working holiday visas. “There’s a vast imbalance between the number of working holiday makers coming here versus Australians who are taking advantage of the reciprocal rights overseas.” Dr Birrell added that the Australian government should stop signing new working holiday agreements with about a dozen new countries – one of which is Greece. “They’re showing no concern whatsoever for the plight of young [Australian] people who are disadvantaged by this,” he said. Dr Birrell told Neos Kosmos that because the visa under discussion with Greece is the Work and Holiday visa – which will be capped (in Greece’s case initially to 500 per year) – the impact of its introduction could not be compared to the kind of numbers coming from Taiwan and South Korea under the Working Holiday program – which is uncapped. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian government would continue to offer working holiday visas for the good of the economy. “The facts are that tourists coming to Australia on working holiday maker visas create jobs for Australians,” he said. “They are good … for jobs and good for our regions.” The gross contribution of the total number of working holiday makers (WHM) to expenditure in the Australian economy was estimated to be $1.8 billion when research was last conducted in 2009. Mr Morrison said that working holiday visa holders are protected by the same workplace laws – including the Fair Work Act – as Australian citizens and permanent residents. “The WHM program is not a work visa and undertaking work is an optional part of a WHM’s stay,” he said. “WHMs are therefore not subject to the direct sponsorship requirements of Australia’s more structured skilled migration visa programs.” Greece’s Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Haris Dafaranos told Neos Kosmos that he will meet with Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on December 4 to discuss a number of issues around migration between Greece and Australia, including the long-awaited Work and Holiday visa agreement.last_img read more

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Greece and FYROM set for talks to resolve differences

first_imgThe Greek Foreign Ministry announced this week that its officials will travel to Skopje in the next few days to discuss confidence-building measures with the government in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias revealed the news on Thursday, informing journalists that MFA political director Petros Mavroidis would be making the trip after meeting with FYROM’s Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi in Athens.Mr Kotzias said he may reveal more about the discussions when he visits Skopje later this month as part of a tour of the Western Balkans.“I would be getting ahead of myself if I mentioned measures, because we have to agree on them first,” said the Greek diplomat. “As I always say, when one is negotiating, it isn’t good to talk about it.”Mr Kotzias praised Deputy Prime Minister Besimi, a member of FYROM’s Albanian community, as a “young, talented politician”. “We always tell our European partners that realistic and reasonable voices like Mr Besimi’s must be listened to with care in Europe,” added Mr Kotzias.Mr Besimi said that he sees an opportunity for Greece and FYROM to resolve their differences, and welcomed Mr Kotzias’ decision to visit Skopje. “Neighbours have no other choice but to be good friends,” said the visiting envoy. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Énergies renouvelables lécrasante majorité des Français est favorable à leur développement

first_imgÉnergies renouvelables : l’écrasante majorité des Français est favorable à leur développementFrance – L’Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (Ademe) a publié les résultats de son baromètre sur les Français et les énergies renouvelables. D’après cette étude, 97% des habitants de l’Hexagone sont favorables au développement des énergies propres.L’intérêt pour les énergies renouvelables et leur connaissance par les Français ne cessent de croître. Quand 64% des personnes interrogées déclarent être “tout à fait favorables” au développement des énergies propres, 85% sont capables de citer spontanément au moins une énergie renouvelable, contre seulement 68% en 2005.C’est l’énergie solaire qui est la plus souvent évoquée (68%), vient ensuite l’énergie éolienne citée par 57% des sondés. Ces deux énergies sont considérées comme saines et respectueuses de l’environnement.”Les évolutions de perception, de connaissance et de pratiques des Français” peuvent d’après l’Ademe, être en grande partie expliquées par la flambée des prix du pétrole et le Grenelle environnement.En 2009, 96% de la population perçoit au moins une énergie renouvelable comme “productible à domicile”, l’énergie solaire étant citée par près de 90% des personnes interrogées. Si c’est l’idée de réaliser des économies qui tient lieu de première motivation, la protection de l’environnement arrive en deuxième position.Alors que 21% des Français déclarent posséder un équipement leur permettant d’utiliser des énergies renouvelables pour leur consommation propre, 9% indiquent envisager d’en acquérir un d’ici les douze prochains mois. Reste alors le problème du coût trop élevé de l’installation, mais aussi des difficultés techniques liées à l’installation, principaux freins au développement des énergies renouvelables pour les ménages français.L’éco-prêt à taux zéro, lancé par le gouvernement quatre mois avant la réalisation de l’enquête de l’Ademe, devrait avoir un impact significatif sur le baromètre 2010 de l’opinion des Français au sujet des énergies renouvelables.Le 24 février 2010 à 17:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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East awkwardly meets West in Final Fantasy XV

first_imgAfter ten years in development, two console generations, and one name change, Final Fantasy XV is almost here. Well, it would’ve already been here if not for the last minute delay from September to November, but game development is hard.At a New York Comic Con event, Square Enix let us play the first few hours of a nearly finished version of the RPG blockbuster for PS4 and Xbox One. Could this be Final Fantasy’s last chance?I can’t talk about all the plot points and cutscenes I saw, and I haven’t seen Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV so I’m not caught up on all of my Lucis lore and the state of the armistice with Niflheim. However, at least in these first few hours, I was surprised how comprehensible FFXV’s premise was. Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum awkwardly says goodbye to his father and hits the road with his bodyguard friends to get married. Compare that to the dense, dumb jargon of the Final Fantasy XIII cycle (Fal’cie! I’cie! Cocoon! Pulse! Miitomo!) and FFXV feels as simple and universal as a fairy tale.The story FFXV seems like it really wants to tell is the bro-tastic bond between Noctis and his party, all with anime hair so detailed it looks almost grainy at this visual fidelity. Alongside Noctis are hunky strongman Gladiolus Amicitia, classy chef/chauffeur Ignis Scientia, and last, but certainly not least, plucky surrogate little brother Prompto Argentum. Oh Prompto. He may need constant babysitting, he may have the dumbest outfit, and he may look too much like Cloud Strife, but he’s the heart of the team. And he takes in-game photos of you like that dude in Earthbound. He even talks about RPGs he likes! How meta.The Final Fantasy XV PlayStation VR demo wasn’t at this event, so this is the closest I got to becoming Prompto.FFXV as anime road trip simulator is by far the most intriguing aspect of the game. After a fiery smear of an opening cutscene, the first time players interact with the game is when they help push their broken car forward down a dirt road. It’s crazy. You’re doing such an ordinary, tedious task right as “FINAL FANTASY XV” majestically appears on screen for the first time. But that whiplash defines so much of this experience, at least in these first few hours.Instead of riding a horse or a chocobo or an airship, you travel FFXV’s open world for quests in a fancy but otherwise normal car: the Regalia. At night you have to drive yourself to avoid danger, but during the day you can relax in the backseat while Ignis steers and you play dubstep on the radio. Prompto whines about food while Gladiolus sticks his arm out of the window. Noctis wonders about how to deal with the press. Stop to get gas. Feed a cat on a bridge. I love it. It really feels like four bougie best friends cruising their way to a bachelor party. It’s like a less obnoxious Hangover filtered through anime.And then you park on the side of the road so you can go slay a monster you just saw or charge into a goblin’s nest.The contrast between the mundane and the magical is FFXV’s entire aesthetic and when it works it’s truly compelling. There’s something magnificent about seeing a gigantic wyvern pass overhead as you drive down what might as well be Route 66, and there’s something extra unnerving about getting stopped on those same pastoral open roads by sci-fi/fantasy stormtroopers.The problem, however, is that between those neat moments you’re just looking at boring open roads. The magical realism devolves into just realism. One of the first locations you visit is a greasy spoon diner. Aside from Daisy Duke-esque Cindy, hick granddaughter of the new Cid, the “fantasy” diner has even less personality than some real diners I’ve visited here in New York.As far as wardrobes go Noctis and his crew look relatively restrained compared to the belt-and-zipper nightmares of past games Tetsuya Nomura got his precious hands on. However, the heroes still look absurd walking through crowds of NPCs in normal clothes eating normal food. Perhaps this is to visually show class difference in this world, but it looks like characters from Square Enix’s Japanese studios characters got transported into a Grand Theft Auto clone developed by Square Enix’s western Eidos branch.Along with not looking like a Final Fantasy game much of the time, Final Fantasy XV’s gameplay departs from past entries. FFXV opts for a real-time, action-RPG combat system in lieu of some variation on turn-based, active time battle systems. Noctis has four slots for weapons or spells he can equip as his primary attack at any given moment (the weapon summoning animation is also used for whipping out the pole in the fishing minigame which is hilarious). He can dodge and parry and use magic-draining Warp abilities. Warp Strikes teleport Noctis across the room to instantly attack enemies. He can also Warp to higher ground to get a strategic angle.Party members do what they can to help in battle, attacking foes and helping Noctis back up when he’s critically hurt. But fill up a meter and you can trigger specific team abilities like Prompto’s Piercer gun shot. With the right timing you can chain together team attacks.That’s a fair amount of options, and when you choose to engage them instead of just mashing they can click into place with stylish results. However, all of the options in the world can’t cover up how messy and sluggish actually playing FFXV can be. I played a demo at E3 and was astonished how unresponsive and slow and awkward the game felt, and that was after I got the terrible camera to focus on what I was looking it. Fortunately, this recent demo didn’t feel as bad, probably I was mostly fighting regular enemies instead of poorly designed bosses. But the game is still too slow to be satisfying. Not methodical, just slow.My issues with the Kingdom Hearts franchise are numerous, but the combat and platforming of the Kingdom Hearts II.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue (ugh) demo also at this event felt as snappy as Bayonetta in comparison to Final Fantasy XV. More than anything, FFXV’s lackluster character action reminded me of how Mass Effect, while a great RPG, is only an okay third-person shooter.Speaking of Mass Effect, that’s a series Final Fantasy XV borrows from as part of its naked attempt to be more palatable to western tastes. Even if it’s a shame how ludicrous worldwide sales expectations seem to be the reason for this mandate, but it’s not an inherently bad direction. It worked like gangbusters for Metal Gear Solid V.I don’t think FFXV has lost its Japanese soul, and while the focus on a realistic open world has its problems, the ersatz American bro road trip premise is perhaps the most pleasantly fascinating thing about these opening hours. But between turret sequences, hiding behind cover to regain health and magic, or branching morality dialogue options with NPCs, the western influences are obvious.If the franchise’s history is any indication, these first few hours of Final Fantasy XV only represent a fraction of the entire experience. The tension between eastern mysticism and western realism can still be harmoniously reconciled. Here’s hoping the final game gets its two great tastes to go great together by November 29.last_img read more

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Yes For a Better San Diego organizers launch signature drive

first_img Posted: February 5, 2018 Steve Bosh, Ed Lenderman, February 5, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The organizers of a proposed ballot measure that would raise money for the downtown convention center and homelessness programs plan to launch their signature gathering effort today.The Yes! For a Better San Diego campaign proposes a 42-year increase in the city’s visitor tax that they say would generate $3.78 billion to expand and update the convention center, $2.02 billion for homelessness services and $604 million for street repairs over the life of the measure. They must gather 71,000 signatures for the issue to appear on the November ballot, an effort that the campaign plans to launch this morning at a news conference with deacon Jim Vargas, the president of Father Joe’s Villages.If approved by voters, the measure would increase the visitor tax on hotel bills by 1.25 percent to 3.25 percent. Hotels closest to the convention center would see the largest hike. During the first years of the tax increase,59 percent of revenues would go toward the convention center and 41 percent to homelessness programs.Between 2025 and 2061, 59 percent would go toward the center, 31 percent to homelessness programs and 10 percent to city street repairs. Supporters include hospitality industry leaders, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Father Joe Carroll of Father Joe’s Villages, Bob McElroy of the Alpha Project and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. They say the measure would offer long-term solutions to some of the city’s most vexing problems.The campaign says the upgrades to — and expansion of — the convention center would generate $40 billion in economic activity over the life of the measure and create about 7,000 jobs. The City Council is considering another ballot question proposed by Councilman David Alvarez that would earmark existing hotel tax revenue exclusively for homelessness prevention and housing programs. “Yes! For a Better San Diego” organizers launch signature drive Steve Bosh, Ed Lenderman Updated: 7:07 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Opioids in Alaska

first_imgOpioid abuse and addiction is a national crisis and Alaska is suffering the impacts of prescription and illegal drug problems right along with the rest of the country. An upcoming summit on opioid abuse will take place in Palmer this week on August 4, and the nation’s top Health and Veterans officials will be here for it.Listen NowHydrocodone (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Dr Jay Butler– State Chief Medical Officer-in studioDr. Shane Coleman – Doctor of psychiatry-in studioDr Vivek Murthy – U.S. Surgeon General-Vice Admiral – by phoneStatewide callersLink to the state’s heroin-opioid websiteParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

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Over 500 kg heroin worth Rs 2700 crore seized at Attari Border

first_imgAmritsar: In the biggest seizure of narcotics being smuggled from Pakistan in recent years, the Customs seized over 500 kg heroin, valued at around Rs 2,700 crore, concealed in a consignment of salt, officials said on Sunday. The seizure of 532 kg heroin at the Integrated Check Post at the Attari border, some 30 km from here, was an all-time high, Commissioner, Customs, Dipak Kumar Gupta told reporters. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us He said this was one of the biggest-ever seizures of heroin by any Indian agency on the India-Pakistan border and “the biggest achievement in the annals of the Indian Customs history”. The heroin, concealed in 15 gunny bags of a rock salt consignment that was coming from Pakistan, was detected on Saturday, he said. Gupta said one sack in the consignment was found to have white coloured granular substance. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us On examination of the 600 bags, 15 bags were suspected to have narcotic material and on their examination, all were found to contain heroin, having net weight of 532 kg, and mixed narcotics of 52 kg. The value of the seized heroin in the international market is approximately Rs 2,700 crore. Two people — mastermind Tariq Ahmed Lone belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara and an importer from Amritsar — were arrested. Smuggling of drugs along Punjab’s 553-km long border with Pakistan is common.last_img read more

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PostHarvey Window For Action On Flood Control May Be Narrow Rice Expert

first_imgAir Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.An aerial view of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X center_img One of Houston’s most vocal supporters of flood control is warning that the political momentum from Harvey could fade quickly.With Houston and much of the Texas Gulf Coast still reeling, state and local political leaders are pressing for billions of dollars in funding for flood mitigation projects. But Harvey ended more than six weeks ago – a lifetime in politics.“There’s always a lot of momentum after an event like Harvey, and it tends to die down,” said Jim Blackburn, co-director of Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center.Blackburn told Houston Matters he is helping to put together a coalition of private companies and community groups in favor of flood mitigation. “Our role is to keep that momentum [going] and to keep the focus on these issues all the way until the elections in 2018 if we have to,” he said.Blackburn believes the ability to respond to heavy flooding is a make-or-break issue for Houston. He fears that, if the city doesn’t address the problem soon, it faces a bleak economic future. 00:00 /00:59 Sharelast_img read more

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A handy new gif compares legroom on major US airlines

first_img Monday, August 22, 2016 TORONTO — Which U.S. airline offers the most legroom? One handy gif shows you at a glance.CNN used data from SeatGuru and measured average numbers across coach/economy seats to create an informative gif that compares legroom on major U.S. airlines.Credit: to CNN: “Measurements are for the smallest configuration offered on two common, comparable single-aisle aircraft: the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. All numbers for economy class seats.”So which airline reigns supreme? Jet Blue is tops at 34”, an impressive 6” more than Spirit Airlines, which offers a paltry 28” of legroom. << Previous PostNext Post >> A handy new gif compares legroom on major U.S. airlines Travelweek Group Posted by Sharelast_img read more

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