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TENILLE ARTS – iHeartRadio Future Star

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first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Tenille Arts was born and raised in the small, Canadian prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Tenille’s dream of performing took root at the age of 8, when a neighbor overheard her singing a Shania Twain song in her backyard and encouraged her mom to help her pursue music. After years of hard work, Tenille began making the long trip to Nashville to advance her songwriting skills. Her determination and talent lead to steadily increasing success as she earned a publishing deal in Nashville, resulting in her 2016 debut EP, and subsequent 2017 full-length album “Rebel Child”.Tenille inked a recording deal in March 2018 with Reviver Records, resulting in brand new music, including “Mad Crazy Love”.FIND TENILLE ARTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Tenille Arts Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Twitter WEBSITEINSTAGRAM FACEBOOKTWITTER LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

CULTURAL HOTSPOT LAUNCHED IN NORTH ETOBICOKE AND YORK NEIGHBOURHOODS

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first_imgTORONTO – On Saturday, May 25th, Mayor John Tory launched the sixth annual Cultural Hotspot, which celebrates and spotlights the arts, culture, food, events and communities of north Etobicoke and York.Mayor Tory was joined at the launch by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic and Community Development Committee, Councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward 5 York South-Weston) and Cultural Hotspot artists and partners. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook The Cultural Hotspot will run from May through October and will feature numerous community festivals, events, dance performances and workshops for youth and seniors, including six signature projects and 22 SPARK projects.Highlights of this year’s Cultural Hotspot program include:Arts Etobicoke’s Augmented Representations project in partnership with Mural Routes, STEPS Initiative and artist Bareket Kezwer. This collaborative mural project will weave the voices of community members into visual narratives that incorporate lived experiences, historic and current dialogue and explore Indigenous roots. This project is generously supported by Toronto Pearson International Airport.RexFest, a two-day slam poetry competition presented by Lakeshore Arts will provide youth ages 12 to 19 the opportunity to perform on June 22 and 23 at Thistletown Community Centre. This project is generously supported by Tim Hortons.The Cyborg Circus Project’s Project Disruption is a disability-centred performing arts program for youth aged 16 to 25. Working in collaboration with practicing artists with disabilities, young people will create and perform new, short works that reflect their experiences and invite new visions for the future.The HOT Eats program will celebrate the vibrant neighbourhoods of north Etobicoke and York. Residents and visitors will be encouraged to experience diverse cuisines with a giveaway campaign this summer in partnership with Star Metroland Media.More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/culturalhotspot/, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/culturalhotspot and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/culturalhotspot. The event hashtag is #CulturalHotspot.Since Cultural Hotspot’s inception in 2014, hundreds of young people’s artistic capabilities have been nurtured and more than 100,000 people have attended over 200 projects and events. Cultural Hotspot is produced by the City in collaboration with local arts, cultural, educational and heritage organizations, community partners and local businesses. It builds on existing community strengths while developing resources outside of Toronto’s downtown as recommended by the City’s Economic Development and Culture Divisional Strategy.Quotes“The annual Cultural Hotspot provides residents the opportunity to explore many vibrant neighbourhoods in Torontoand encourages people to visit all corners of our city. This year’s Cultural Hotspot will highlight the diverse arts, culture, food and events scene of North Etobicoke and York. I hope Torontonians will show their support to these communities by visiting the various events from now until October.”– Mayor John Tory“The Cultural Hotspot showcases that Toronto’s arts and culture scene goes beyond the downtown core. Our city’s vitality is present in each one of our communities and it is important we highlight them.” – Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic and Community Development Committee“We’ve always known that York and north Etobicoke have dynamic communities and now the City’s Cultural Hotspot is our opportunity to shine a light on the depth of art, theatre, dance, music, poetry and food that we have to share.” – Councillor Frances Nunziata (Ward 5 York South-Weston)Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.9 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cityoftoronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

France: Moroccan Girl Named Philosopher Student

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Rabat – A Moroccan student living in France has reportedly been named ‘The Philosopher Student’ by  French media, as she scored 20/20 on this year’s philosophy baccalaureate exam.Inspired by the question, ‘Does the art have a meaning?’ in the philosophy test, Adeline surprised herself for having exceeded her own expectations, scoring the highest grade on the test, according to Sudouest.This good mark allowed the Moroccan student to receive her baccalaureate diploma from Jean Monnet High School in Cognac, with a total score of 17.5/20. “This represents a small reward of many years of hard work. This high score is just mere numbers on a sheet of paper, but it is a sort of recognition anyway,” Adeline said.Adeline’s accomplishment attracted attention from the French media, which dubbed her as ‘The Philosopher Student.’Her father, Mohamed Hakim, who holds a PhD in philosophy, said he is so proud of his daughter. “This is such a pride for me. Personally, I’ve never scored 20 out of 20 in the philosophy test.”Adeline Hakim follows in the footsteps of another fellow Moroccan, Myriam Bourhail, who obtained the highest scoreof her country of residence last year, scoring 21.03 out of 20 (799 points out of 760). read more

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UN food and agriculture agency honours Turkish Prime Minister

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At a ceremony held yesterday in Ankara at FAO’s newly inaugurated Subregional Office for Central Asia, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf presented the Prime Minister with the award which is “for all your admirable efforts on behalf of your country’s agriculture and food security.” Under Prime Minister Erdogan, Turkey has launched a major agricultural reform project aiming to provide direct incentives to farmers to significantly increase production and exports and raise rural incomes and food security, FAO said in a news release. Mr. Diouf noted that Turkey is one of the few emerging countries directly participating in food aid operations, to which it has donated millions of dollars through the UN World Food Programme (WFP) over the past few years. Previous recipients of the Agricola Medal include King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, French President Jacques Chirac, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Pope John Paul II, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, and President Johannes Rau of Germany. While in Turkey, Mr. Diouf also took part in an international conference on making globalization work for the least developed countries (LDCs). The three-day meeting in Istanbul, attended by more than 20 ministers from LDCs, senior UN figures, academics and experts, discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization to the world’s poorest nations. 12 July 2007The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has conferred its highest award, the Agricola Medal, on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his contribution to agricultural and social development in Turkey. read more

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Annan welcomes end to USChina dispute

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“I’m extremely happy that this issue has been resolved, because we were all concerned that the longer it got drawn out, the more likelihood — the possibility — that positions would have hardened in both countries and complicated and perhaps harmed the relationship that has taken so long to put together,” Mr. Annan told reporters as he entered UN Headquarters in New York this morning. “And now that it is over, I hope we can go back to business.” The Secretary-General said he would be in contact with the Chinese leadership on the matter, adding, “I have already been in touch with the White House and the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, to congratulate President Bush and his foreign policy team, particularly Secretary of State Colin Powell.” read more

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Uruguays new refugee laws earn praise from UN agency

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a press briefing in Geneva that the new law, approved by the Uruguayan Congress last week, “provides a very solid framework for the full exercise of refugee rights.”The laws guarantee that asylum claims must be processed within a reasonable period of time and ensures smoother access to documentation, education, health and employment. There are also special provisions in place for refugee women and unaccompanied children.Ms. Pagonis noted that the Uruguayan Government, which includes a number of former refugees, has demonstrated a strong interest in human rights and refugee issues, and she added that the new law is the result of a collaborative effort by legislators, civil society groups and UNHCR.The small Latin American nation, which ratified the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees in 1970, is currently host to refugees from 20 countries. read more

Revved up climate action needed to counter prolonged and deadly storms like

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“Such events are becoming more frequent, more severe and more widespread, and this will only get worse if we do not act now”, said the UN chief. “In the face of turbo-charged storms, we need revved up climate action”, he added, addressing correspondents at UN Headquarters in New York.The Secretary-General has convened a Climate Action Summit this September, to try and mobilize countries around the urgent need to reduce global warming to well under 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement.The death toll across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, stands at around 700, but figures are expected to rise, with hundreds still missing. An estimated three million have been affected, nearly two-thirds of them in Mozambique, where key port city Beira was “practically razed to the ground” while the farmland interior has been inundated, said Mr. Guterres. At least a million children need “urgent assistance”, and “we fear that whole villages have been washed away places we have yet to reach”, the UN chief added, with reports that $1 billion-worth of infrastructure has been destroyed. He said citizens of the three southern African nations would need “strong, sustained support”.On Monday, the UN launched a launched a $281.7 million revised flash appeal for Mozambique, designating the disaster a “scale-up emergency”, which is the most severe: “I call on the international community to fund these appeals quickly and fully so that aid agencies can urgently ramp up their responses”, said Mr. Guterres. Response from UN and partners ramps up amid devastation Conditions for survivors of Cyclone Idai remain dire, with devastation enormous and “an extremely high risk of diarrhoeal diseases like cholera”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, briefing reporters in Geneva.Dr Djamila Cabral, WHO Representative in Mozambique, said that in Beira, Mozambique, more than 100,000 people have lost their homes and all of their possessions.In addition, “families, pregnant women (and) babies are living in temporary camps in horrific conditions…without secure food supplies, or safe drinking water and sanitation”.At least 1.8 million people need humanitarian assistance in Mozambique alone. Cases of acute watery diarrhoea similar to cholera, have already been reported among victims.OCHASummary of the flash appeal for Mozambique. To prevent an outbreak, WHO is sending 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine to the devastated country that should arrive later this week. It is also pre-positioning supplies to treat diarrhoeal diseases, including lifesaving intravenous fluids and diagnostic tests, while also setting up three cholera treatment centres, including an 80-bed facility in Beira.To counter a spike in malaria in the coming weeks, WHO is also preparing to provide 900,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to protect families.Rapid diagnostic tests and anti-malarial medicine are being sent high-risk areas, too, but this and other health needs will require “at least” $38 million over the next three months, Dr. Cabral said.Coordinating food needs for cyclone victims, the World Food Programme (WFP) is targeting 1.7 million people in Mozambique with food assistance, 732,000 in Malawi and 270,000 people in Zimbabwe.The assistance also includes logistics and emergency telecoms support. Satellite imagery shows numerous flood plains including an “inland ocean” the size of Luxembourg, WFP said in a statement. In Mozambique’s Sofala and Manica provinces, isolated communities are still trapped and awaiting search and rescue teams.Zimbabwe, Malawi, need emergency funds tooIn Zimbabwe, 95 percent of the road networks in affected districts have been damaged, while in Malawi, the cyclone had limited impact, WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel said.“This support will require $140 million for life-saving interventions in Mozambique for the next three months; $15.4 million for the next two months in Malawi and $17 million for next three months in Zimbabwe,” he added.In a separate appeal, covering other needs, such as shelter, clean water and sanitation, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and humanitarian partners called for $282 million to support victims in Mozambique.According to OCHA, nearly half a million hectares of crops have been flooded, along with huge damage to homes and infrastructure.A severe loss of livestock is also expected, leading to worsening food insecurity across the central region of the country, which was already suffering from poverty and development problems before the cyclone hit.The appeal covers needs over the next three months and adds to the requirements in the existing Humanitarian Response Plan for Mozambique which now stands at $337 million. read more

Father wins discrimination case against employer for failing to give him full

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first_imgMr Ali, who still works for the firm and lives in Leeds, said: “I am over the moon with the outcome.”The judgement proved that I did definitely have the right to take it as far as I did. I am just so happy to have got it all sorted.”A spokesman for Capita Customer Management said it would appeal and added: “We are aware of the tribunal-level decision in relation to Mr Ali and as an organisation that takes equal opportunities very seriously.”We are disappointed with the outcome in this case on that part of the claim where we were unsuccessful.”A hearing to decide on compensation for Mr Ali is due to take place in the near future. “Either parent can perform the role of caring for their baby in its first year depending on the circumstances and choices made by the parents.” A father has successfully sued his employer for failing to give him full paternity leave rights, in a case thought to be the first of its kind. Call centre worker Madasar Ali was told by Capita that he would only get two weeks of full pay while women were entitled to 14 weeks.The case is the first of its kind to be won by a man in England under new shared parental leave laws introduced in two years ago. Mr Ali wanted the leave to care for his new daughter while his wife was ill with post-natal depression, but was told his pay would fall to the statutory minimum after two weeks.Capita’s lawyer Paul Wilson argued at a Leeds employment tribunal that as a man, Mr Ali wasn’t eligible for maternity leave because he couldn’t give birth.But the tribunal found that the decision was contrary to the Equality Act and also went against parental leave rules introduced in April 2015 which allow parents to share up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks of pay.Employment judge Rita Rogerson said: “It was accepted that he was denied that benefit and was deterred from taking the leave and was less favourably treated as a man.center_img 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

Dumas extends its mine contracting work in Central America by acquisition

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first_imgDumas Contracting has acquired International Specialized Mining Services (ISMS), a Central American-focused underground mining contractor. It is a leading mining contractor with operating bases in the key mining regions of Mexico and Guatemala, from which ISMS is excellently positioned to provide project planning, engineering, underground mine development and production services to its clients throughout Central America.Commenting on the transaction, Daniel Dumas, Chief Executive Officer of Dumas, said, “We were attracted to ISMS due to the shared focus on industry-leading safety performance and technical capabilities. In addition to this aligned operating philosophy, ISMS and Dumas also share a highly complementary client base. This acquisition serves to further strengthen Dumas’ operating base throughout the Americas and allows us to better serve our key clients across their projects globally.”Mexico and Central America are key growth markets for Dumas, with a significant number of new projects under development throughout the region and a number of Dumas’ existing clients seeking to realise their new Latin American projects in partnership with Dumas.This follows Dumas’ acquisition of Peru’s sole shaft-sinking mining contractor, L&L Contratista Minera, in October 2010.Dumas says it “looks forward to continuing to expand its operations throughout Central and South America and the exciting growth opportunities the region presents for both Dumas and its clients.”last_img read more

TRANSFER BOMB Katarina Bulatovic to Gyor

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One of the best world’s female player, Katarina Bulatovic (29) will play in Hungarian Gyor from the next season finds out Handball-Planet.com! Deal is already made between Romanian Oltchim player and the best Hungarian team and EHF CL finalist second season in a row. Bulatovic was on target by some other teams, but at the end Hungarians prepared the best offer. She was also a target of critics of Romanian media because her poor performance at EHF CL semi-finals between Romanian and Hungarian teams.Bulatovic won already EHF Champions League with the Danish Slagelse and Buducnost Podgorica. She also won EURO 2012 gold and Olympic silver in London 2012 with Montenegro. Gyor handballhandball transferKatarina BulatovicOltchim Handball ← Previous Story Rhein Neckar Lowen and Kim Ekdahl du Rietz agree on new contract Next Story → Csurgoi KK against Pick Szeged for the Hungarian Play-Off Final read more

Woman who had just been raped told to quit crying by 911

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first_img Source: ITN/YouTubeRead: Harrowing Sandy Hook 911 calls made public > A 911 OPERATOR who told a woman who had just been raped to “quit crying” will not be reprimanded, ITN reports.The 20-year-old had called emergency services after a man broke into her home in Ohio, the United States, and attacked her.During her distraught call to 911, the operator tells her to “quit crying”.“I don’t know what you deal with everyday but the kind of sympathy you have right now is zero,” the woman says.The operator then goes on to tell her that it is unlikely that the perpetrator will be arrested as she has provided too few details.A 30-year-old man was eventually arrested and charged him with burglary and rape, NY Daily News reports.Listen to the call below:last_img

Laptop seized filled with terror admissions

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first_imgOne of seven laptops seized in a raid on a suspected hideout in Volos contained published documents, including one in which the guerilla group claims responsibility for sending 14 parcel bombs for foreign embassies in Athens and the offices of European leaders last November, police said. In the suspected hideout of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, the laptop seized also contained a document with the chilling admission for the bomb sent to the office of Justice Minister Haris Kastanidis. Another document found supports solitary for the detained members. Six suspects were apprehended on Monday, five of which refused to testify and one denied any involvement in the groups activities. Nine suspected members are already on trial. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

San Diego Councilwoman Lorie Zapf endorses SDSU West

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first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Thursday endorsed the SDSU West initiative to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site.“SDSU West is the right fit for San Diego,” she said. “It is my hope that future generations of students are able to attend SDSU and receive all the benefits that come from being a proud SDSU alumnus. Our entire community will benefit from a plan that encourages growth in higher education and prioritizes public input from all San Diegans.”City Councilwoman Barbara Bry and representatives from the right- leaning Lincoln Club and Sierra Club environmental organization also joined Zapf at a news conference Thursday to reaffirm their support for the SDSU West proposal.It calls for a new 35,000-seat Aztecs football stadium, and also includes hotels, retail space, a river park and an academic campus to be shared with commercial office tenants.The competing SoccerCity initiative also proposes mixed-use spaces, as well as a 23,500-seat professional soccer stadium that could be expanded to accommodate Aztecs football.Both initiatives appear headed to voters in November.RELATED STORY: Poll released by ‘Friends of SDSU’ says voters favor SDSU West plan over SoccerCityOn Monday, the Fourth District Court of Appeal rejected writs filed by City Attorney Mara Elliott to strike the proposals from the ballot. Elliott had argued that forcing the city to lease or sell property on proponents’ terms was an improper use of the initiative process.Supporters of whichever measure receives more votes in November, provided it cracks majority support, will likely be given an opportunity to negotiate with the city over the land. August 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Lorie Zapf, SDSU West, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter San Diego Councilwoman Lorie Zapf endorses SDSU West Updated: 11:28 AMcenter_img Posted: August 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Finally a Simpsons Esports Episode

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first_img Watch: Thanos (Finally) Wipes Out The SimpsonsTop Thanksgiving TV Episodes to Stream Right Now Stay on target The Simpsons has been on for so long that even I’m running out of jokes/complaints about how long The Simpsons has been on. Just a few weeks ago, after the cathartic thrill of watching Thanos wipe out the yellow family past its prime, I vented about how the classic comedy show has been a tired and repetitive unfunny shell of its former self for decades. So I don’t want to do that again, if only to not be a hypocrite.But man is it hard to not dunk on modern day Simpsons, especially as a games journalist, when they’re out here in 2019 doing an episode about Bart joining an esports team. See for yourself.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>This episode, “E My Sports,” aired over this past weekend and has Bart getting into the pro gaming scene with characters like Nelson, Martin, and Krusty’s daughter for some reason. Again, having not watched the show in years I don’t know if she just became a recurring character.The game in question is a fake MOBA called Conflict of Enemies, so if you want to hear these cartoon children voiced by aging adults talk about “ganking” here’s your chance. Considering the history of fake Simpsons video games though my heart still belongs to Bonestorm and Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge.The episode seems to have gotten okay reviews for a 30th(!) season Simpsons episode. But arguably more interesting is what went on behind the scenes to make it happen. The writers collaborated with Riot Games (makers of League of Legends, a real MOBA with an equally fake-sounding name) to make sure the depiction of the culture wasn’t totally out of touch. Commentator David “Phreak” Turley also guest-starred as himself. It reminds us of the World of Warcraft episode of South Park…. from 13 years ago.So if you want to see Bart Simpson with a gross nerd mustache earn real money for playing a fake version of a bad video game, go catch a rerun of “E My Sports.” For more on The Simpsons, we’ve got plenty of content that’s frankly way better than watching the show. Check out how the Internet and Twitter have kept The Simpsons weird and good. Watch this Metal Gear Solid-themed Steamed Hams spoof or listen to our own Steamed Hams Thriller cover. Remember the nightmare that is this live-action Futurama fan film. And find out what we thought about Simpsons-creator Matt Groening’s new (and not great) Netflix cartoon Disenchantment.last_img read more

Sony working on a new animated Ghostbusters series to debut in 2018

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first_imgThe Ghostbusters movie reboot isn’t coming out until next month, but Sony is already ramping up to take full advantage of renewed interest in the franchise. Sony’s animation studio has started work on an animated series called Ghostbuster: Ecto Force. It’s easy to be skeptical of the idea, but at the helm is Ivan Reitman, director of the 1984 movie version. That’s encouraging.According to Sony, Ecto Force will take place in the year 2050 with a new team of Ghostbusters. Presumably they’ll be doing what all Ghostbusters do — capturing and imprisoning ghosts for the crime of existing. How sad. At any rate, Sony says Ecto Force will take place all over the world and will introduce new gear to the tried and true proton pack and trap loadout.Interestingly, Sony says the new animated series will “further expand the Ghostbusters cinematic universe.” Presumably, Ecto Force will take place in the same cannon as the new movie. There have been several Ghostbusters animated series, with the most popular being the mid-80s The Real Ghostbusters. I guess none of that counts anymore.Sony is looking to get Ghostbuster: Ecto Force in front of someone’s eyeballs in 2018. It’s unclear how it will be aired, but Sony is probably still shopping the series around to broadcasters at this early phase. The Paul Feig Ghostbusters movie comes out on July 15th.last_img read more

Sanyo announces worlds most efficient solar module

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first_img Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Sharp Develops Mass-Production Technology for Triple-Junction Thin-Film Solar Cells 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. (PhysOrg.com) — Sanyo has announced its development of the world’s most energy efficient solar module, the HIT-N230. The module was unveiled at a press conference run by Sanyo Electric’s Solar Division. Citation: Sanyo announces world’s most efficient solar module (2010, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-06-sanyo-world-efficient-solar-module.html Sanyo is a major manufacturer of solar panels, with three factories in Japan, one in Hungary serving Europe, and a fifth in Mexico that serves the US market. The N series of modules are produced in Japan and consist of solar cells of the Hetero-junction with Intrinsic Thin-layer (HIT) type.HIT solar cells contain a single thin crystalline wafer of silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous layers of silicon. They are characterized by high efficiency at high temperatures, and increased output power even during high summertime temperatures. The high conversion efficiency of HIT cells means more capacity can be installed compared to conventional crystalline silicon solar cells.The new N230 solar cell module is claimed to have an energy conversion efficiency of 20.7 percent, which makes it the most efficient solar module produced so far. The unprecedented efficiency was achieved by increasing the number of solar cell tabs from two to three and making each tab thinner. They also applied AG coated glass to the cells, and this reduces the amount of scattering and reflection of light. The increase in energy conversion efficiency could make the solar modules useful in areas with less than ideal amounts of sunshine. Sanyo is already one of the leading manufacturers of solar cells and modules, and the company is currently expanding its solar cell module production at Kaizuka City and Ohtsu City in Japan in response to increased demand. In total Sanyo plans to nearly double its HIT solar cell production from the current level of 340 MW to 600 MW by March next year.National and local installation subsidies in Japan have seen the local market expand rapidly, and this has also been helped by the national government’s new program for purchasing surplus electricity generated by solar installations.The 230W model N230 and 225W N225 will both be officially launched in Japan in autumn this year and in Europe in 2011.last_img read more

10 tips for creating a calmer more peaceful home

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first_imgElaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI57 East Main Street, Suite 217Westborough, MA 01581EQuigley@ownnewengland.comBusiness: (508) 366-4266Cell: (508) 735-5161www.EQRE.comBy Elaine QuigleyYour home should be your sanctuary, but sometimes it’s hard to brush off the stress of the day and sink into the serenity. That’s especially true if your home is more chaos than calm. Use these tips to create a space that’s soothing, so, no matter what the day holds, you always have an inviting place to come home to.Add some greeneryStudies have shown that plants can make your home feel calmer and ease anxiety. Plants like jasmine and English ivy can improve sleep, lavender and rosemary can lower stress, and several other plants have been shown to improve air quality so you breathe easier.Hide the electronics“Nobody wants to stare at a tangle of cords,” said Houzz. “Thankfully, we have more options than ever for keeping our tech devices hidden away. When possible, choose smaller, wireless devices that look less obtrusive even when left out in the open. Tie up cords in a media center so they are not visible, and dedicate a single drawer to storing all of your chargers, power cords and small tech devices when they’re not in use.”Get a dogOr a cat, a bird, or a turtle, for that matter. Yes, having a pet can mean more noise and more mess. But, there are all kinds of studies that show that having a pet lowers stress. “Researchers found that pet-owning patients with high blood pressure could keep their blood pressure lower during times of mental stress than patients without pets,” said AnimalSmart.org. “Another study shows that pet owners may also have increased odds of surviving for at least a year after having a heart attack.”Clear the clutterGoing all Marie Kondo on your home can have surprising effects on your mental state. “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves,” said psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter in Psychology Today. “Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed.”Tone down the harsh colorsThere’s something to be said for going bold, but soft colors can bring on a calming feeling. If you want a deeper color, consider shades of blues and greens—two colors that are known to be more serene than, say bright yellow, orange or red.Clean up your entrywayIt’s the first place guests see, and while you probably don’t pass by or through your front entry all that often if you park in the garage, it may not feel as welcoming as you’d like when you do.Soften the lightingHarsh overhead lighting can make you feel like you’re being interrogated, and can also be hard on your eyes. If you need to keep it because the space will be too dark otherwise, a dimmer can at least give you some control over just how bright it is, and allow you to create a mood with lower lighting as needed.Limit the patterns“Opt for solids and subtle patterns,” said Houzz. “Busy patterns have their place, but if you’re aiming for calm, then solid fabrics are your friends. Don’t be afraid to include subtle patterns, though: herringbone, tone-on-tone stripes, and tiny dots can add textural interest without competing for attention.”Buy some fresh flowersAccording to a study by Rutgers, “The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive way far beyond what was originally believed.”Make your master bedroom a zen zoneGetting good rest is key, and there are several ways you can create a soothing space. Keeping the colors serene is pivotal, and so is a good mattress. Loading the bed up with soft textures can also help. “The sensation of touch is often overlooked, but a powerful way to unwind.”Call me for all your real estate needs.   I will put my years of experience in real estate to work for you…. knowledge, expertise, professionalism, reputation. 508-735-5161 Equigley@ownnewengland.com. Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI57 East Main Street, Suite 217Westborough, MA  01581EQuigley@ownnewengland.comBusiness: 508-366-4266Cell: 508-735-5161www.EQRE.comlast_img read more

The MondoHub Master USB Hub Is An Amazing Solution To Your USB

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first_imgVery often it happens that we have a lot going on at once. We may be working on our computers and at one time we may need to connect various devices to our work station. For this we need USB ports and computers don’t come with many of these. This is where the MondoHub Master USB Hub comes in. It provides us with a ‘one hub to rule them all’ solution. It adds 28 USB ports to any PC or Mac. It has amazing features and you will simply love everything it has to offer.MondoHub Master USB Hub featuresThe MondoHub Master USB Hub comes with four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. They help you transfer data at extremely high speeds and even aids in quick charging. You don’t have to worry about overworking this hub. It features an automatic overcurrent protection that protects the hub. The MondoHub Master USB Hub has many features to offer. They are as follows: Add 24 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0 ports to your computerOrganize cable clutter better with hub-to-PC side panel ports Switch any port on or off depending on which you’re using at a given time Protect your devices with automatic overcurrent protection Recharge devices or instigate rapid data transfer in the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portsDetails and RequirementsOther details that you should know about this hub are as follows. It is important that before you purchase it you know everything that it has to offer. Certifictions: FCC, CE, RoHS24 USB 2.0 ports 4 USB 3.0 ports Transfer speeds: 1.5/12/480 Mbps/5 Gbps Up to 500 mA power Dimensions: 0.9″H x 9″W x 4.4″D Weight: 354 g Power adapter input: 100 -240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.6 A maximum Power adapter output: 5 V / 4 AThe MondoHub Master USB Hub is compatible with a USB-enabled PC or Macsystem, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Mac OS X 10 or later, available USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports. The deal also comes with a MonoHub Master USB Hub, power adapter and Quick install guide.So what are you waiting for? Get the deal now at this site before it expires. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Too many whalewatching boats in Costa Ricas Ballena Natl Marine Park say

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first_imgAn increase in the number of whale-watching tours in southern Costa Rica’s Ballena National Marine Park has prompted officials from the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) to increase monitoring and regulation in the area.A large number of tourist boats could threaten the presence of whales, dolphins, stingrays and sharks in the park, located near Uvita on the Pacific coast, environment officials said. Biologists consider the protected area a perfect location between the northern and southern hemispheres for the birth of new generations of marine mammals and other species.On their arrival, whales enter into a trance, and any abrupt change to their natural habitat could cause them to migrate to other areas with less suitable conditions for giving birth to calves – a direct threat to their species, biologists say.“Ballena National Marine Park is a maternity ward for many species that are affected by bad practices from the tourism sector, such as disrespecting the distance from which to watch the whales or the use of unsuitable boat engines whose excessive noise alters the species’ behavior,” said Zdenka Pisculich, director of the nongovernmental conservation group “Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre.”This week the NGO donated ₡40 million ($75,000) to SINAC​​ for equipment and other resources to improve surveillance of tourism vessels during the area’s high season, which reaches its peak in September.The investment is part of $240,000 that SINAC plans to spend over the next two years in the Osa Conservation Area, which comprises the protected areas of Ballena National Marine Park, Piedras Blancas National Park, Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve, the agency reported.SINAC’s increased surveillance also aims at enforcing the Fisheries and Aquaculture Law #8436, which calls for fines and penalties of up to three years in prison “for those who pursue, capture, injure, kill or trade marine mammals, or endangered and protected marine species.”Tourism is one of the main sources of income for the Osa region. Residents of the Ballena Bay area each year hold a traditional Whale Festival to mark the annual visit of humpback whales to the Ballena National Marine Park.The festival is held over two weekends, and this year it is scheduled for Sept. 5-7 and Sept. 12-14. Activities include whale-watching tours, athletics and cycling races, sand-sculpture contests, photography exhibits, concerts and environmental workshops and lectures.The Ballena National Park covers an area of 110 hectares of land and 5,375 marine hectares. It was created in 1989 and currently receives humpback whales, common and bottlenose dolphins, stingrays and hammerhead sharks. Facebook Comments Related posts:Giant wave overturns whale watching boat in Uvita Environmentalists demand Costa Rica block exportation of hammerhead shark fins Sea Shepherd’s R/V Martin Sheen lands in Costa Rica for 4-month research mission Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chaselast_img read more

AmeriBid Marketing Officer Promoted to VP

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first_imgNew,AmeriBid Marketing Officer Promoted to VP Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-04-08 Tory Barringer In Oklahoma, “”AmeriBid LLC””:http://www.ameribid.com/ announced the promotion of chief marketing officer John Pellow to VP.[IMAGE]Pellow joined the company in 2009, serving before then as director of marketing for a real estate auction and brokerage services firm, where he was responsible for the marketing and sales support of several divisions. He has [COLUMN_BREAK]also held high-level positions with a major wireless communications company and national retail sporting goods chain.In his previous role as chief marketing officer, he was responsible for corporate brand management and all aspects of marketing from strategy to implementation. In his new position, he will focus on building strong client relationships locally, regionally, and nationally.””We are thrilled to have John’s expertise and commitment to client service on the sales team at AmeriBid,”” said Stan Schreyer, CEO. “”There is no doubt he will continue to drive success within the company and achieve significant goals in the process.””””John has managed millions of dollars in marketing funds and has a deep understanding of the auction process and what it takes to see a property through from listing to closing,”” said Larry Latham, co-chairman and founder. “”We are excited about what he will be able to contribute in his next role within the company.”” April 8, 2013 417 Views center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more