Freddie Stroma, Johanna Braddy marry

first_imgLos Angeles, Jan 2 (PTI) Former “Unreal” co-stars Freddie Stroma and Johanna Braddy rang in the New Year as man and wife.Stroma, who played the star on the mock dating show on season one of the Lifetime show, and Braddy, who played his favorite contestant, exchanged vows at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday, reported E! online.Braddys representative confirmed the wedding news to The Knot.The bride planned the ceremony and reception with her mother, Jo Beth Braddy, the wedding outlet said.Stroma and Braddy, both 29, began dating in 2015 after the first season of the Lifetime show aired.They have since then gone on to star in other TV projects. She stars on ABCs “Quantico” while he appeared on an episode of “Game of Thrones” last year, playing Dickon Tarly, and also made a cameo on season two of “Unreal”.Stroma proposed to Johanna in Vancouver last May and then soon made their red carpet debut as an engaged couple, during which she debuted her sapphire and diamond engagement ring. PTI JCH JCHlast_img read more

DDCA to open two academies for underprivileged kids: Rajat Sharma

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 20:47 IST DDCA president Rajat Sharma (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRajat Sharma also announced a medical insurance cover for all current first class cricketersGautam Gambhir, Kapil Dev, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag have agreed to help in this endeavourRajat Sharma was speaking during the Annual Awards Function where Feroz Shah Kotla was renamedThe Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Rajat Sharma Thursday announced the setting up of two cricket academies for under-privileged kids here, an endeavour the likes of Kapil Dev and Gautam Gambhir have agreed to support.The DDCA president announced a plethora of welfare schemes for state team’s present and former cricketers during the Annual Awards Function where Feroz Shah Kotla was renamed as Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium.”Following my friend late Arun Jaitley’s vision, we have decided to have two cricket academies for under-privileged kids. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has allotted land in Pitampura and CWG Games village,” the DDCA president said during the glittering ceremony attended by Virat Kohli and his team.”We will open two academies in Delhi where players from economically weaker background will get free training. Gautam Gambhir, Kapil Dev, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag have agreed to help in this endeavour,” Sharma said.”Former greats like Sehwag, Nehra and Gambhir have assured me that they will help shape career of these kids free of cost,” he said.Sharma also announced a medical insurance cover for all current first class cricketers.”We will have insurance cover for all our current players,” he announced.”Also like BCCI has a medical emergency fund for ex players from which they give Rs 5 lakh, we are also having a fund from which we will give Rs 5 Lakh to any ex player who faces medical emergency,” he added.Also Read | Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium renamed after Arun Jaitley, pavilion stand unveiled as Virat Kohli standAlso see:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow DDCAFollow Rajat Sharma DDCA to open two academies for underprivileged kids: Rajat SharmaIn an initiative for underprivileged kids, Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Rajat Sharma has announced the setting up of two cricket academies.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Copenhagen: micro guide

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Copenhagen might be the coolest city in Europe. The Danish capital boasts more hip cafes, concept stores and coffee joints than you can shake a stick at. And its residents may be the best looking race in the world…irrelevant but good to know, right?Book your stay at CPH Living. Essentially a floating hotel, this stylish bolthole basks in classical Danish design. Think white walls, immaculate designer furniture and porthole windows.To fuel up for the day ahead, take a morning amble over the river to Dyrehaven (Deer Park) for a great Danish breakfast. Previously voted for best breakfast/brunch by AOK, this wooden-clad joint serves up traditional dishes executed with a welcome contemporary edge. The avocado and cheese sandwich comes highly recommended and the eggs benedict will not let you down.Shopping in this city is pretty dangerous. When The Manual visited, a leisurely browse turned into a full-on spree so attempt to be as discerning as possible with your purchases. Some of the best menswear stores include native streetwear brand Wood Wood on Grønnegade and multi-label boutique Goggle PRIM on Elmegade in the hip area of Nørrebro, where you’ll find Swedish and international brands with bags of street design credibility, such as AO. Acne fans should continue a little further down the street to the Acne Archive store for a mixture of sample and archive pieces from the Swedish brand for up to 70% off.The Manual recommends spending the rest of the day in Nørrebro, where some of the hippest locals while away the evening hours drinking, socialising and scooting from watering hole to watering hole by bicycle. Beeline for Jægersborggade. This awesome street boasts some of the city’s best dining and drinking hotspots. If you arrive before 6pm, stop in at the Keramiker workshop and check out Inge Vincents amazing hand-thrown ceramics. The lop-sided paper-thin porcelain designs appear to have been thrown and left to set.For a meal to remember, head to Relae. The menu is deliciously Danish, inventive and seasonal; The Manual couldn’t get enough of the cheese Blå kornblomst and green herbs. End the day in typical Copenhagen-ite style, sprawling outside of pubs and in parks with a few friends and beers. Café Lyst is a great option if it’s hot out and Nørrebroparken is rife with laid-back congregations of trendy (seriously good looking) locals. 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damnlast_img read more

Funding Supports Accessible Transportation

first_imgNova Scotians will have easier access to safe, affordable and accessible transportation thanks to the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program. Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced $366,000 in funding today, July 15. “We want to ensure that Nova Scotians who need accessible transportation are able to access it in their communities,” said Mr. Furey. “This funding will provide new vehicles for nine community transportation organizations across the province.” The program helps rural transit services buy or convert vehicles for accessible transportation. The program provides up to two-thirds of eligible costs, to a maximum of $70,000 for new vehicles and $15,000 for used vehicles. “Accessible transportation contributes to the quality of life for those living in rural Nova Scotia, particularly seniors, individuals with disabilities and those with transportation barriers,” said Kim Aker, chair of the Rural Transportation Association and executive director of Hants County Community Access Network and West Hants Dial-a-Ride. “The grants provided through the program are invaluable in strengthening the existing services and supporting expansion into new areas. The new accessible van for West Hants Dial-a-Ride will increase its capacity for quality service.” For more information on the program and eligibility criteria, go to http://novascotia.ca/dma/funding/community/accessible-transportation-assistance.asp .last_img read more

SC declines to hear exKolkata top cops plea in Saradha scam case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s plea seeking extension of the protection granted to him from arrest in the Saradha chit fund scam case. His protection from arrest ends today. Rejecting the plea, an apex court bench observed that Kumar’s plea was not maintainable in court and it would not waste time on it. The court asked Kumar’s counsel to move a competent court in West Bengal, as the other courts in the state were functional and judges were conducting hearings in cases. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Kumar’s counsel argued that the lawyers’ strike in Kolkata was still on and the courts there were still not functional, and in such a scenario, he could only move the top court. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra observed that Kumar’s plea would only be heard by a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. “An administrative decision has been made on this matter… Kumar’s petition should not be filed in this court,” said Justice Mishra.last_img read more

The Latest Dorian speeds north buffeting New England coast

first_imgATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):5:20 a.m.Tropical storm-force winds are ruffling southeastern Massachusetts as Hurricane Dorian continues to move north.Early Saturday, the centre of the weakening Category 1 storm was around 145 miles (233 kilometres) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and around 410 miles (660 kilometres) southwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm, which is moving at northeast at around 25 mph (40 kph), is expected to produce hurricane conditions in parts of the Canadian province later Saturday.The Canadian Hurricane Center has adjusted its warnings for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Quebec’s Lower North Shore. A hurricane warning is in effect parts of eastern Nova Scotia and western Newfoundland and a hurricane watch is in effect for Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. A tropical storm warning is in effect for other parts of the Canadian provinces as well as portions of Massachusetts and Maine.The storm’s top sustained winds are near 85 mph (137 kph).___5:10 a.m.Stranded residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are beginning to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.Steve Harris has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. He’s ridden out eight hurricanes, but he said Friday that he’d never seen a storm bring such devastation to his community.Harris lost his car to the storm and his air conditioning is damaged, but he said he’s blessed that his condominium is on the third floor and he is insured.The U.S. Coast Guard began landing local law enforcement officers on the island Friday via helicopter and airlifting out the sick, elderly and others in distress.By Friday evening, Gov. Roy Cooper said officials weren’t aware of serious injuries from the storm on the Outer Banks.___For more of AP’s coverage of Hurricane Dorian, go to: https://apnews.com/HurricanesThe Associated Presslast_img read more

David Beckham Launches New UNICEF Fund

first_img‘7’ aims to harness the hope and potential of 2015 – a year in which international leaders will agree new global goals that will change children’s lives for years to come. Through 7, David Beckham will raise vital funds and advocate for change to ensure that UNICEF and its partners can deliver results for children – whether in education, water and sanitation, health care or social protection – and reach the children who need it most.UNICEF has identified key places, across seven regions of the world, where urgent funding is required to help save and change children’s lives in the next three years. Some are programmes in towns and villages, some are nationwide programmes across a whole country and some across a whole region. All are places where children are living in danger right now – from violence, abuse or disease – places where, to date, the lack of funding has meant children remain vulnerable.By funding these programmes over the next three years, ‘7’ could help UNICEF to: Provide child protection services and counselling support to children in El Salvador, the country with the highest homicide 
 rate among children in the world. Provide water pumps and train communities to maintain them in Burkina Faso, where currently 1 in 5 child deaths are caused by diarrhea. Support breastfeeding mothers to give children the best start in life in Papua New Guinea, where child malnutrition has caused stunted growth in nearly half of all children under the age of five.Today when launching ‘7’, Beckham also asked the public and his fans to join him in taking action for children. He asked the public to back his call to world leaders to put children first and help end violence, preventable death and poverty for every child as they negotiate a fresh roadmap for global development – by adding their name to his international campaign.“David Beckham has dedicated his 10 years as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to speaking up for those who need it most – the world’s most vulnerable children,” said Paloma Escudero, from UNICEF’s Global Management Team. “David has raised awareness of major dangers facing children – including malnutrition, Ebola and AIDS – and has travelled with UNICEF to Sierra Leone, South Africa, Thailand and most recently the Philippines, where he helped raise vital funds for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Through 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, we can act together to drive positive change for children.”Beckham’s long-term business partner and friend, Simon Fuller added, “David is so passionate about his work with UNICEF and the welfare and health of the world’s most vulnerable children. He has a unique connection to children, it is something quite extraordinary that I have witnessed for many years. Now that David is moving into the next phase of his professional life as a successful entrepreneur, he wants to be even more focused on making a difference. Since retiring from professional sports he has more time available to devote to his charitable work. He is serious about making a difference and I am very proud to see him with this much focus and positive intent for such an incredibly worthwhile cause.”In 2015 the world will agree new global goals that could change children’s lives for years to come. Join David Beckham and UNICEF in calling on global leaders to #putchildrenfirst. Add your voice now at 7.org. David Beckham and UNICEF are today launching a groundbreaking initiative, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, to protect millions of children around the world from danger.UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets child survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the PhilippinesCredit/Copyright: UNICEF/Per-Anders PetterssonMarking Beckham’s 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, ‘7’ is David’s personal commitment over the next decade to helping the world’s most vulnerable children. Through ‘7’, David will use his powerful global voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds and encourage world leaders to create lasting positive change for children.David Beckham, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said: “I’ve been a Goodwill Ambassador for 10 years now and I feel so honoured to be part of UNICEF’s amazing work for children.“Today, the need to help children has never been greater and since retiring I have more time and I want to do so much more. That’s why I am setting up this new fund with UNICEF. 7 represents my ongoing commitment to helping children who need it most around the world. This is me stepping up my support – because I can, because I want to, because the outcome will help change the lives of millions of children. Everything I have done, my football career, my family, has led to this point – this is the moment for me to do what I can to help children in every corner of the world. This is something I want my own children to be proud of.“Over the coming years I am going to work with UNICEF to raise millions and speak out for children all over the world. I am planning numerous fundraising initiatives and I also hope to travel much more – meeting children, UNICEF staff and world leaders to help raise awareness and increase the pace of change. There are some very exciting plans ahead and I am so proud to be part of this.”The launch of ‘7’, named in honour of Beckham’s lucky number on his famous England and Manchester United F.C. shirts, comes after one of the most devastating years for children on record. More than 15 million children were exposed to extreme violence in major conflicts in 2014, while millions more were hit by natural disasters and thousands were left orphaned and out of school as a result of the devastating Ebola epidemic. Beyond emergencies, children were also at serious risk – with 168 million children across the globe engaged in child labour and many others victims of sexual violence, trafficking and female genital mutilation. last_img read more

Freedom of the press How Exclaim became the last Canadian music magazine

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement As a monthly, the magazine has maintained a circulation of more than 105,000 in over 2,000 outlets across Canada and earned a reputation for bringing music to every pocket of the country. Exclaim! is available “everywhere,” whether in Halifax’s Obsolete Records or a downtown Toronto HMV.The magazine itself was the lovechild of Ian Danzig, the founder and publisher, and a group of his college radio buddies. While working at IBM, Danzig was moonlighting as a host at Ryerson University’s CKLN FM where he found himself regularly arguing about the state of music. And so he came up with the idea for a local magazine as a place to voice those opinions while shining a spotlight (dimly lit and underground though it may have been at the time) on the lesser-known bands of the city – and soon, the country.“I grew up a huge music fan, and as a record collector,” says Danzig. “I never thought I would be here, though. It started as a fun, part-time side project – a fanzine. It was about turning people onto music outside the mainstream.” Advertisement Twitter Facebook “Just bend over and take it.”The mantra, as spoken by Exclaim! magazine’s editor-in-chief James Keast, has less to do with the last music magazine standing in Canada accepting the decline of the print and publishing world, and more to do with being a publication that has always been available to music fans at no charge from newsstands in record stores across the country. It’s an unlikely model for existence, let alone long-term success. Long-term, in this case, being a now legendary 25 years.“I think why we’re still here – and SPIN isn’t and Maclean’s is becoming a (print) monthly – is because the internet ushered in an era of free culture,” Keast suggests. “And we’ve always been free, so we didn’t have to change anything.”last_img read more

TransCanada expects to raise dividend at eight to 10 per cent annual

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says it expects to raise its dividend at an average annual rate of eight to 10 per cent through 2021.Ahead of its investor day in Toronto today, the company says its dividend outlook is supported by expected growth in earnings and cash flow.The pipeline operator has increased its dividend on common shares in each of the last 18 years.TransCanada says it expects comparable earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to grow to about $10 billion in 2021 — a 35 per cent increase from the $7.4 billion in 2017.Last week, a U.S. judge blocked a permit for TransCanada’s Keystone XL project and ordered officials to conduct a new environmental review.The company has said it remains committed to building the pipeline.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP)last_img read more

Municipal officials reject divisive legal action in favour of collaboration on climate

first_imgIn May, the North Central Local Governments Association approved the Fort St. John resolution which was then forwarded to UBCM for provincial-wide consideration.Executive Director of Resource Works, Stewart Muir, says this vote strongly shows that municipalities are ready to sit at the table with all stakeholders to work on reducing carbon emissions without launching legal action against energy companies.“These are historic votes of confidence in the ability of British Columbians to work together to resolve the challenges presented by climate change, and a rejection of divisive legal action. Today’s votes send a strong message that B.C.’s mayors and councillors get that launching legal action against energy companies is not just ineffective grand-standing, but can prove costly and acrimonious. Instead, B.C.’s municipalities are ready to sit at the table with all stakeholders, including oil and gas companies, to move together towards a low-carbon future.” VANCOUVER, B.C. – At the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual convention, on Friday, municipal officials endorsed resolution B135, a motion put forward by Fort St. John calling for municipalities to work collaboratively with industry to address the challenges posed by climate change and recognizing the importance of B.C.’s resource industries.In February, Fort St. John City Council passed the resolution for consideration at municipal associations in response to a growing number of municipalities across the province sending letters to energy companies demanding they help pay for the costs of climate change and a proposed UBCM resolution from Victoria City council calling for a class-action lawsuit.Then in April, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps backed away from her support of climate lawsuits in favour of more expeditious and collaborative approaches to addressing climate impacts.last_img read more

Company owned by Ravi got Rs 5 million from WM Mendis

The Attorney General’s Department said that W.M. Mendis had delivered the cheque through a courier service to the Chief Financial Officer of Global Transportation and Logistic Private Limited which is owned by Karunanayake’s family.Arjun Aloysius is being investigated over the Central Bank treasury bond scam which took place when Karunanayake was the Finance Minister. (Colombo Gazette) A company owned by former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake received a cheque for Rs 5 million from W.M Mendis, a company owned by Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius in 2017.This was revealed to court by the Attorney General’s Department today. read more

Public information critical element of UNs success senior official says

That task was particularly difficult, however, within budgetary constraints and in “a world in which many discordant notes were struck by competing voices,” noted Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communication and Public Information.The UN Department of Public Information (DPI) has risen to the challenge by honing its communication tools, sharpening its focus and reaching out to newer audiences, using new technologies and forging closer partnerships with civil society, Mr. Tharoor told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) as he introduced Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s report on questions relating to information.Such innovations included the launch in May of a listing of “Ten stories the world should hear more about,” which came about because news on Iraq seemed to be eclipsing all other important stories, he noted.DPI would also continue to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) although it was particularly difficult to get coverage of development issues because the media was mainly interested in conflict, he said.The communications chief also described developments in other areas, such as ongoing improvements in DPI’s strategic work with Peacekeeping and other UN Secretariat Departments, and capacity-building media monitoring and analysis.The Department has also taken steps to strengthen its information presence in the Arab world, among other things by establishing a focal point for Arab media. In addition, an intensive review of library services had been undertaken, Mr. Tharoor said, and the web site and news centre had expanded their multilingual services and usage. read more

School children must be taught about different Education Secretary says amid LGBT

He said that in order to prepare children for life in modern Britain, they need to understand the world they are growing up in.“It is a world that is different from 20 years ago, when this guidance was last updated, and this is a significant step that will help young people to look after themselves and each other,” he said.While parents are allowed to withdraw their children from RSE lessons, they are only permitted to do so for the sex education sections and not for relationship education.Learning about same sex couples would be part of the latter section, meaning parents who disagree with this are not able to remove their children from classes.  Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Headteacherd, welcomed Mr Hinds’ intervention. “The Secretary of State has now made it abundantly clear that it is appropriate to teach primary-age children that there are different kinds of relationships, and that not every family is the same,” he said.“Dedicated public servants faithfully discharging their duty have an absolute right to feel confident and safe, pupils should never have to walk past noisy and aggressive protests on their way to school.”Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, has previously stated her support of schools running the “No Outsiders” course, adding that parents need to learn that “we don’t all get our way”. 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. School children must be taught about “different, strong and loving” families in the new relationship education lessons, Damian Hinds has said, in his strongest response yet to the Birmingham LGBT row.The Education Secretary said he would “strongly” encourage primary school teachers to discuss with children about how there are all sorts of types of families, including those with same-sex parents.His intervention comes amid a row over teaching children about LGBT relationships with several primary schools in Birmingham suspending the lessons following protests and petitions from Muslim parents.Parkfield Community School, along with five primaries run by the Leigh Trust, postponed the “No Outsiders” programme where children are taught  about same sex couples and gender identity.Hundreds of parents have protested outside the schools, saying that teaching children about LGBT rights and homophobia contradicts their Islamic faith.Meanwhile, Birmingham city council obtained a high court injunction to temporarily to bar demonstrators from an exclusion zone around Anderton Park primary, another school that was caught up in the row.The Government has published guidance for schools on how to teach Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), which will become a statutory requirement from September 2020.Mr Hinds said there is no reason why teaching children about “the society that we live in and the different types of loving, healthy relationships that exist” cannot be done in a way that “respects everyone”. read more

Caterpillar celebrates grand opening of Middle East Parts Distribution Centre MEDC

first_imgOn Wednesday, Caterpillar employees, executives, dealers and customers, along with local dignitaries, celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new parts distribution centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The MEDC will further strengthen aftermarket parts support in the East-Africa and Middle East region.The facility will also serve as a regional office for employees from other Caterpillar service groups. The MEDC joins new distribution centres in Waco, Texas (2009), Clayton, Ohio (2011), Spokane, Washington and Arvin, California (2012). In addition, construction is underway for new distribution centres in Queensland, Australia, and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.“We are very pleased to be adding the Middle-East Distribution Centre to our industry leading global parts network,” said Steve Larson, Caterpillar Vice President with responsibility for parts distribution and logistics, and President of Caterpillar Logistics Services. “With the outstanding product support capability of Cat dealers in the region and the improved parts availability this operation will deliver, we will continue providing customers an unmatched level of after-sale support.”The MEDC will increase total warehouse capacity for the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) network, adding to existing Distribution Centres in Grimbergen, Johannesburg and Moscow.  “We are excited about our overall growth opportunities in the Middle East and Africa markets and, along with our dealers, are investing in expanding our facilities,” said Nigel Lewis, Caterpillar Vice President with responsibility for EAME Distribution. “The Middle-East Distribution Centre is the first of a number of investments we are making in the region that will allow us to improve parts and components availability and the delivery process to our dealers and customers.” The facility will also contribute to Caterpillar’s sustainable development goals by reducing airfreight for parts ordered in the region. “We are delighted to be a part of the opening of Caterpillar’s new Parts Distribution Centre in Jafza. Caterpillar’s expansion underlines the company’s vision and commitment to the region,” said Her Excellency Mrs Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb, Chief Commercial Officer of Economic Zones World & Jafza.The MEDC is an important part of Caterpillar’s overall plan to enhance the global Cat Parts distribution network and get parts to dealers and customers faster. Since the inception of this plan eight years ago, capacity has been added in every region with the opening of the China Distribution Centre in Shanghai in 2006, the Russia Federation Distribution Centre in Moscow in 2007, the Waco Distribution Centre in Texas in 2009, the Clayton Distribution Centre in Ohio in 2011 and the Spokane and California Distribution Centres in 2012.last_img read more

Drug take-back event set later this month around Clark County

first_imgClark County residents can safely dispose of unused medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at four different collection sites in the county.The drug take-back program aims to reduce the estimated 54 million people older than 12 who have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in their lifetime, according to a Prevent Coalition press release. All unwanted medications — controlled and noncontrolled — will be accepted.The collection locations are:• PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care, 33rd and Main streets, (south back lot), Vancouver.• Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park, 12607 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.• Battle Ground Police Department, 507 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.• Washougal Silver Star Search & Rescue, 1220 A St., Washougal.The Kaiser Cascade Park and PeaceHealth locations will also accept sharps and syringes for disposal. For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 360-397-2121 ext. 4352, or contact the Prevent Coalition at preventcoalition@esd112.org.last_img read more

Two more Caribbean countries with Zika

first_img Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – The Turks and Caicos remains Zika Free but two more Caribbean countries are now added to the Travel advisory; Aruba and Bonaire – two of the three ABC islands. The Centers for Disease Control or CDC has issued a travel advisory to pregnant women to avoid travel to 32 countries, recorded to have the mosquito borne virus. Bonaire gets more cruise, less air arrivals in 2018 Related Items:aruba, bonaire, ZIkalast_img read more

Study Climate helps skeeters grow faster Caribou feel the added bite

first_imgThe Arctic is already known for having impressive swarms of mosquitoes in the summer. And climate change could boost mosquito population numbers, according to a new study from a Dartmouth researcher.Download AudioLauren Culler studied mosquitoes as they emerged from ponds in Greenland two years in a row. She found the insects are growing faster and maturing earlier, threatening caribou populations who have their calves at the same time.Culler says warmer winters and spring affect mosquito development in the arctic by melting ponds earlier.Columbia University researcher Shannan Sweet spends three months of the year in the Alaska tundra researching the effects of climate change on plant life. Her video shows that bugs are a reality of the field season. More on Alaska bugs on Outdoor Explorer.last_img read more

BNP doesnt believe in healthy politics says Hasina

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina hands over financial assistance to the families of 25 people at her official residence Gana Bhaban on Tuesday. Photo: BSSTaking a swipe at her arch-enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday alleged BNP is always engaged in violence, terrorism and corruption as it does not believe in ‘healthy politics’.”There’s no doubt they’re always engaged in violence and terrorism. They don’t believe in healthy politics. They only know how to unleash violence and terrorism, and engage in corruption,” she told a function at prime minister’s official residence Ganabhaban, according to UNB.The function was organised to hand over financial assistance to the families of 25 people who were either killed and injured in the 21 August grenade attack on an Awami League rally at Bangabandhu Avenue in the city in 2004.Hasina said Awami League had fallen victim to terrorism arranging the rally in protest against terrorism. “The 21 August grenade attack was the outcome of a deep-rooted conspiracy.”Just before the grenade attack, Khaleda Zia in her speech had said Sheikh Hasina would never be the prime minister and even the opposition leader in the future, Hasina said, adding, “So, it’s evident who were involved in the attack.”Before planting a 76-kg bomb in Gopalganj in an attempt to kill her, Sheikh Hasina said, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders had also said Awami League would not be able to return to power in the next 100 years. “They’d also said I would meet the same fate what my father Bangabandhu did,” she said, adding that attacks were carried out whenever they made such remarks.Mentioning that BNP men killed many Awami League leaders and activists, she said they are always engaged in such killings across the country.The prime minister said the BNP-Jamaat nexus burned many people to death, carried out arson attacks on many buses, trains and launches and power plants, and destroyed state property in 2013, 2014 and 2015.She handed over savings certificates to the families of the grenade attack victims at the function.last_img read more

32 US experts to monitor polls US ambassador

first_imgNewly appointed US ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller calls on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, 17 December 2018. Photo: UNBNewly appointed US ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller hoped that the next general election in Bangladesh will be credible and peaceful, reports UNB.“We hope the next election will be free, fair, credible and peaceful,” he said when he met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Monday.PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.During the meeting, Ihsanul Karim said, the 11th general election of Bangladesh came up for discussions.The US envoy said there will be 32 US election observers in the country as the US embassy will arrange a total of 11 teams in this regard.About the Rohingya issue, Miller said there should be an environment in Myanmar so that the Rohingyas could return to their homeland there. “The USA will continue its support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue,” he reaffirmed.Terming the Bangladesh-USA relations strong ones, he also mentioned that the USA wants to cooperate with Bangladesh in energy and education sectors.While describing the struggle of Bangladesh in establishing democracy, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said the then Awami League government had handed over power peacefully in 2001, a rare example in Bangladesh’s history.Before the 2014 election, she said, the government had offered the opposition some ministries in the polls-time cabinet, but they, in return, went for violence, arson attacks and killing people.During the current election campaign, Hasina said, two of her party men already died in violence. “I’ve asked my party men to have patience.”The prime minister sought cooperation of the US ambassador in resuming the Dhaka-New York flight.About the education sector, she said the government has ensured the distribution of free textbooks among the students up to secondary level.Hasina said if her party is voted to power in the coming election, the government will raise the GDP rate to 8 per cent in the next fiscal.last_img read more

Is JK Rowling planning a Harry Potter MMORPG

first_imgJK Rowling knows how to tease her fans, and there are plenty of them to be teased. Yesterday she launched a new web site called Pottermore, which features nothing but the Pottermore logo and JK Rowling’s handwriting underneath that reads “Coming soon…” and her accompanying signature. Some fans think it’ll be a new series of Harry Potter novels, others think it’ll be a new movie, but if you look into who owns the rights to “Pottermore,” you’ll rightly believe it could be a video game.The trademark for Pottermore is actually owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment, and describes the product as “providing multiple-user access to a global computer information network,” among other features like chat rooms, bulletin boards, and links. That could be as simple as a website, but it could also be as comprehensive as an massively multiplayer online game. Many people have been predicting a Harry Potter-based MMO for months, and this new announcement could be the event they’ve been waiting for.At the same time, there’s nothing in the trademark that explicitly tells us it’ll be an MMO: if anything, you could read the trademark and think it’s just a community site with forums and chat, maybe with some browser-based online games. Even so, The Guardian is stepping up speculation, noting that Pottermore could stand for Potter Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Experience, which we think is a bit of a stretch.Coding The Wheel, however, has dummied up some screenshots of what they want a Harry Potter MMO to look like, and even go into detail about how it would be played. They propose a game where you create a character and choose the Hogwarts house your character belongs in, much like choosing a race in other MMOs. Then you would choose your school of magic, much like choosing a class. They would even put your character in the middle of the story described in the books, attending Hogwarts and encountering major characters from the books.JK Rowling’s YouTube Channel, JKRowlingAnnounces, has a countdown clock on it, which would put the launch on the 23rd of June. We’ll have to wait until then to find out whether the hype was really worth getting excited about and we’re on the brink of something new in the Harry Potter universe, or we’re about to see the launch of a new Harry Potter fan portal.Read more at Pottermore, via Massively and Coding the Wheellast_img read more