Rangers boss criticizes referee after defeat to rivals

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has criticized referee Willie Collum after his side’s loss to rivals to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.The Gers lost their first Old Firm Derby under Gerrard courtesy of a goal from Olivier Ntcham but the Rangers boss says there was a foul committed on a Rangers player in the build to the goal.For me it’s a foul,” Gerrard said about the challenge of Celtic’s Tom Rogic onRangers’ Ryan Jack, according to HeraldScotland.“For me it’s a foul and it’s also a foul for the fourth official, who shouted down his mic ‘foul, foul, foul’. The referee in the middle has ignored that advice.”“For me it’s a blatant foul, he’s swept his legs. Jacko did well to get himself in between the man and the ball, but for me it’s a clear foul.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.Gerrard, whose Rangers team fell four points behind Celtic in the top flight table with the defeat, spoke to Collum at the end of the game and revealed the match official stood by his decision.“He disagreed,” he said. “He didn’t think it was a foul. I think when he sees it again he will change his mind because it’s a blatant foul. I’ve seen it again, five times.”But the former Liverpool and England midfielder, who was involved in an Old Firm derby for the first time, admitted he was perplexed the referee had refused to listen to his fourth official.“Why are they there?” he said. “Say for example, there is a red card incident for them or for us and the fourth official is saying it’s a red it’s a red, I think he’d come over, speak to him, and take the advice.“Now if he did and we were in the wrong or one of my men get sent off I’d look at it and say I it was a red card. But he hasn’t come over to chat about it.“Five or six minutes later another foul happened on us and the fourth official shouted ‘foul, foul, foul’ and we didn’t get that one either.”last_img read more

Emery unsure if Ozil will play for Arsenal tonight

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery revealed that he is yet to make a final decision on whether Mesut Ozil will make a return to the team for tonight’s Europa League game with Qarabag FKThe German playmaker hasn’t featured for Arsenal since their 1-1 home draw against Wolves in the Premier League on November 11.Ozil has been struggling with back problems, but he’s been included in Emery’s 18-man squad for tonight’s Group E finale at the Emirates Stadium.Speaking on Wednesday, however, the Spanish coach would not confirm if Ozil will actually have any game time.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I don’t know,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“Tomorrow he is in the group, there are 18 players in the squad for this match and I am going to decide if he plays tomorrow from the beginning or during the match in the 90 minutes.”Ozil has managed four goals and one assist in 12 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal this season.The Gunners’ Europa League match against Qarabag will begin at 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Dave Stall Fallbrook Vintage Car Show

first_img Posted: May 19, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, May 19, 2018 Dave Stall: Fallbrook Vintage Car Show Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsSaturday, Dave Stall showed Ginger Jeffries some of the cars that will be at the upcoming 53rd Annual Vintage Car Show.More about the event: http://fallbrookvintagecarclub.org/carshow/ Ginger Jeffries last_img read more

Soldotna Chamber Of Commerce Awards Local Businesses And Volunteers

first_imgHeld every January, the annual chamber event gives special recognition to businesses and individuals that provide outstanding service to the Soldotna Chamber and the local community. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Chamber-lunch-awards.mp3VmJennifer-on-Chamber-lunch-awards.mp300:00RPd Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce held the 59th annual Soldotna Chamber Awards Luncheon, yesterday afternoon. Shannon Davis, Soldotna Chamber Director: “We had a fantastic turn out, I think we had just under 200 people there. We love recognizing all of our community partners, and having the community gather to see our wonderful award winners get the recognition that they deserve.”  This year, Airport Rental Equipment took home Business of the Year. Chuck Winters was in attendance to accept the award. The other awards received during the event were;  Marguerite McIntosh, Peninsula Community Health Services won the Commitment to Customer Service award, Maggie Lupton, Magpye’s Pizzeria won the Commitment to Youth award, Scott Heusier with Kaladi Bros. Coffee took home Volunteer of the Year, Bonnie Nichols with CPG won Excellence in Profession, followed by Bob Sizemore for Person of the Year. The Small Business of the Year award went to Pamela and Mathew Parker from Everything Bagels.last_img read more

The Latest Capital budget falters again in Alaska House

first_imgMajority lawmakers needed support from minority Republicans to reach the 30-vote threshold required to access the constitutional budget reserve fund, which the capital budget would use. A similar vote Sunday failed by five votes. Monday’s vote was 29-7 vote, with five minority Republicans voting in favor and four with excused absences. House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt, a “no” on that provision Sunday, voted “yes” Monday. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska Legislature (all times local):11:55 a.m.The Alaska House has failed by one vote to approve funding for a state infrastructure package. GOP Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, who is without a caucus, also voted in favor. House Majority Leader Steve Thompson says lawmakers could later move to rescind their action and take another vote. The measure previously passed the Senate.last_img read more

Esquire Cares Part I

first_imgI wrote a while back that most magazines were not particularly concerned with that ambassador to the reader, the table of contents page. Still true—but Esquire is an exception to the rule. TOChinations at the magazine predate January’s redesign—the book has a history of putting collaged, structuralist, and sometimes even more whimsical arrangements on its contents page. One (from late last Fall) put content in the form of an array of cubes—it looked more like a recent NYT infographic than anything else. Stunning and inefficient, that version took four pages rather than the usual two.None of the magazine’s recent contents pages are your parents TOC, into which text is unceremoniously poured and routinely formatted. As a whole the pages vary in interest (to my mind the “issue map” version [above, bottom] is a hum-drum take on old gimmick of previewing spreads—first done (I think) by Talk) but as a group they delightfully show the potential of the page.[EDITOR’S NOTE: Buy Jandos new book!]last_img read more

BMW M850i First Edition brings limitededition looks to 400 cars

first_img 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 71 Photos Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. BMW,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 68 Photos 0 69 Photos 10 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Coupes Luxury cars Sports Cars 18 Photos Share your voice Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Comments 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness BMW Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 52 Photoscenter_img GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow Share your voice 12 Photos 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Enlarge ImageBMW’s “frozen” paints have a matte finish, but they aren’t as finicky about maintenance as they used to be. BMW These days, it feels like nearly every new car has some kind of “first edition” or “launch edition” with extra trimmings and a higher price tag. Ahead of the BMW 8 Series’ release, BMW hopped back on that bandwagon with the M850i First Edition.BMW unveiled the M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition on Monday. Offered on just 400 cars, this comprehensive upgrade covers interior and exterior aesthetics, with some additional flourishes by way of a couple optional packages available on other M850i models. That quantity is the worldwide limit, so each market will receive far fewer — the UK, for example, only gets 10 of these cars.On the outside, BMW’s in-house Individual program applied its Frozen Barcelona Blue paint to the body, a color developed just for this car. There’s also a set of 20-inch alloy wheels finished in black. From the options menu, the car ditches its chrome trim in favor of gloss-black bits, and carbon fiber adorns the roof and other various trim pieces.Inside, BMW Individual shows up once again, this time adding a two-tone interior made from blue and white Merino leather. That color combination extends to the steering wheel and the Alcantara suede headliner, both of which are finished in blue. The interior is finished off with piano black trim, unique badges, cut glass knobs and buttons, as well as a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system. The car also sports several optional packages to boost its complement of tech.Otherwise, it’s the same ol’ M850i as usual. Under the hood is a 523-horsepower, 553-pound-foot 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends its power to all four wheels. While pricing has not yet been announced for the US, the M850i First Edition goes on sale in June. The regular M850i is already a pricey proposition, commandng a $111,900 window sticker. 4 49 Photos Car Industry Get exclusively fancy with the BMW M850i First Edition 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Tags 26 Photos Post a comment 81 Photos 7 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

Huaweis first commercial 5G phone will debut in London on May 16

first_img See it Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Huawei P30 Pro (256GB, black) $765 Huawei P30 Pro’s low-light photo skills are truly superb 3 Huawei unveiled the P30 Pro in March. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Chinese tech giant Huawei will unveil its first commercial 5G phone at an event in London on May 16.The phone follows swiftly in the footsteps of the Huawei P30 Pro, which the company showed off at a launch event in Paris in March. In an interview with CNET at the event, Huawei CEO Richard Yu said he expected 5G to be available first on the Mate series, which Huawei traditionally releases in September or October. Either the Mate is very early this year, or this 5G phone is an update to the P30 Pro. It could also potentially be a different phone entirely.5G is one of the biggest mobile trends for 2019, with carriers around the world starting to roll out their next-generation mobile networks. The wireless networking technology promises more possibilities for smart homes, autonomous vehicles and standalone VR, but when it comes to phones, the technology means faster, steadier internet connections. Even though 5G networks and phones are just about here, it’s very early days for the technology and for now it’ll remain the preserve of early adopters.The UK government is wrestling with whether to allow the use of Huawei networking gear in the country’s 5G infrastructure, given security concerns about the company’s ties to China’s government.Huawei’s sister company Honor is also set to launch its latest flagship phone series in London the following week, on May 21. Honor hasn’t yet said whether it will bring a 5G phone to market, although in an interview with CNET at MWC in February, CEO George Zhao said it was a priority for the company this year. Tags Huawei P30 Pro CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Phones 7:17 News • Huawei P30 Pro in a gorgeous orange finish leaks Review • P30 Pro review: Huawei’s astounding camera shoots past the Galaxy S10 Plus Comments 5G Huawei Share your voicelast_img read more

Political Roundup Firefighter Layoffs And The DNC Passes On Houston

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X From Houston losing its bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, to reaction to Mayor Turner’s interview regarding firefighter layoffs, to the last efforts at the Texas Legislature to address Gov. Greg Abbott’s emergency items, to Paul Manafort being sentenced to 3.5 more years in prison, Houston Matters breaks down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect our city and the Lone Star State.In the audio above, Craig Cohen discusses those and other stories with Renée Cross of the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast. 00:00 /19:41 Sharelast_img

3RD Annual Voices of History Street Fair

first_imgIn Celebration of 34 Years, The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Inc. and the Growing Griots Literacy Program will be hosting its 3rd Annual Voices of History Street Fair on July 8th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.  The event will showcase African and African American history and culture through the African oral tradition of drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling, spoken word, art and first person oral history presentations of museum wax figures. The all-day, free festival will showcase the talents and knowledge of the children enrolled in the Growing Griots Literacy Learning Program (GGLLP), a youth training initiative sponsored collaboratively by the Griot Circle of Maryland, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore Urban League, and the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum.Vendors will offer a variety of cultural merchandise and cuisine. The event will be held both outside and inside: along North Avenue, in the Mansion and the Alberta Cason Room in the museum. By phone 410-563-3404, in person at the Museum or on Eventbrite at https://3rdannualvoicesofhistorystreetfair.eventbrite.comlast_img read more

New Sonos Satellite Speaker Pops Up in FCC Filing

first_img CREDIT: Courtesy of the FCC A list of the equipment used in testing the new device includes a mention of the company’s existing Playbar as a “master device,” and describes the S18 as a “wireless smart speaker (right).” The fact that the new device was tested in conjunction with the Playbar suggests that it is meant to be used as a satellite speaker in a home theater setup. Smart speaker maker Sonos seems to be readying a satellite speaker to bring true surround sound as well s voice control to its Playbar soundbar, if a new FCC filing is any indication.A Sonos spokesperson declined to comment on the filing.The heavily redacted filing, which was published by the FCC Monday, describes a new Sonos device with the model number S18, which has both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity. Photos and other documents aren’t included in the public version of the filing, but one slip-up gives us a good idea of what S18 will be: Sonos first introduced the Playbar as its very first soundbar back in early 2013. The company followed up with a smaller and cheaper model, dubbed the Sonos Beam, earlier this year.Like all recent Sonos products, the Beam includes microphones for far-field voice control — something that the original Playbar doesn’t offer. By adding smart satellite speakers to its line-up, Sonos could allow Playbar owners to get surround sound as well as voice control to their home theater setups.Adding another product for Playbar owners to its line-up would also be a good match for the company’s business model, which relies heavily on repeat buyers. In its fiscal year of 2017, Sonos sold around 38% of its devices to consumers who already owned at least one of its products.Update: 10:53am: This post was updated with additional information on touch control for the S18 device. CREDIT: Courtesy of the FCC ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The filing further illustrates this setup with the following schematics: The speaker also seems to have touch controls similar to the ones first introduced with the Sonos One (hat tip to Dave Zatz), which indicate the presence of a built-in microphone for far-field voice control.last_img read more

Sufi takes a route to Delhi

first_imgSaturday, November 18 will see AR Rahman, along with some other respected names from the music fraternity coming together to perform at Qutub Minar for an evening of Sufi music, poetry, and folk performances. The Sufi Route, by Friday Filmworks, INvision Entertainment and Invloed Matrix, established to encourage and nurture a holistic alternate music experience, is hosting its first ever concert in the Capital. It is bringing to the fore artists such as the magical Sufi singing duo Nooran sisters, the super talented folk and Sufi singer from Bikaner Mukhtiyar Ali, the ever smiling Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, the soulful Sufi singer Dhruv Sangari, well –known poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, the young and talented lyricist and writer Manoj Muntashir, Urdu poet Kaamna Prasad, and one of the few women story tellers in the oral tradition of Dastangoi, Fauzia Dastango. To add to the magical night, The Whirling Dervish Ceremony from Turkey will also be performing at Sufi Route. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo conclude the evening, AR Rahman will be performing at the grand finale.Speaking at The Sufi Route press meet and announcing the festival, Oscar winning music maestro A R Rahman said, “For me, Sufi means destroying the evil in your heart. I am grateful to the organizers for this concert. This is something I cherish very closely. The need of the time is that spirituality and love which Sufi gives should be shared in humanity. “Sufi music is an expression of peace, freedom and diversity. The concert is unlike any other that India has witnessed in a long time, in many aspects. The Sufi Route is the first Sufi festival in India, as an ode to the origins of the genre. It is also the only time in recent memory that two ancient and culturally rich roots of Sufi music – Turkish Tasawuf and Indian Sufism – are blending together on this scale. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe promoters of this ‘music led peace festival’ have designed the event to be age agnostic and welcoming to anyone with an ear for alternative music and poetry. They have also created The Sufi Route to be a travelling, global platform, with plans for Indian artists to have an encore in Turkey in the next edition, followed by concerts in UK and UAE.The tickets are available at insider.in and the festival will go on between 1 pm and 10 pm on November 18.last_img read more

NewLeaf Flair Airlines offer Calgary flights for the holiday travel season

first_img Tuesday, October 18, 2016 TORONTO — NewLeaf Travel Company and Flair Airlines are set to launch seasonal routes from Calgary starting Dec. 16.Passengers will be able to fly to and from YYC Calgary International Airport to Abbotsford, Hamilton, Halifax and Moncton. The routes are available for a limited time, between Dec. 16 and Jan. 8. Tickets are now on sale.“We actually didn’t anticipate to be operating from Calgary within the first five months of operation, however there is a big demand from Calgarians. So, we are thrilled to provide Southern Albertans with low fares for the holiday season. We have had tremendous interest and support already so we are anticipating great success … and who knows, there could be more for the region,” said NewLeaf Travel Company President & CEO, Jim Young.Regular domestic flight service will be offered seven days a week during the holiday period. Included in this schedule are the following airports: Abbotsford, Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Halifax and Moncton. Some flights during the holiday season are nearly sold out, added Young. Tags: Calgary, NewLeaf Travel Posted by Sharecenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> NewLeaf, Flair Airlines offer Calgary flights for the holiday travel season Travelweek Group last_img read more

Long weeks of runway repairs short fuses at Pearson

first_imgTags: Toronto Pearson Airport TORONTO — Seven weeks of runway construction at Toronto’s Pearson Airport wrap up May 16 but it could be a long last few days ahead as airline delays, cancellations and long lineups continue and passenger frustration mounts.WestJet’s Executive VP, Operations Cam Kenyon issued a statement letting passengers know they weren’t alone in their frustration. “I want to personally apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this construction event,” he said. “We aim to create a remarkable experience with every flight, and for every guest who flies with WestJet. Unfortunately, recent experiences for some of our guests travelling in and out of Toronto Pearson have been somewhat short of remarkable.”Kenyon noted that the repair project, upgrading Pearson runway 05/23, is on schedule to be completed by May 16, after which service will be back to normal. “We are working to make things better, and as always our commitment is to improve and to continue to offer all our guests a remarkable experience,” he said.WestJet says the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) initially communicated to all airlines that they expected minimal impact on schedules, dependent of course on weather, during the construction period. “Therefore, at the outset of this project no reductions in capacity (arrivals and departures) were planned by the GTAA or Nav Canada and air carriers operating in and out of YYZ did not significantly adjust their schedules to reduce capacity,” says the airline.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsAs it turned out, unfavourable weather, high demand in peak periods and Nav Canada’s adjustment to optimum runway configurations for the construction meant YYZ operations were significantly impacted over the last couple of weeks.A statement from GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng noted that travellers “may have experienced some inconvenience in the form of travel delays or increased aircraft noise in recent weeks as a result of major repair work … if you were affected by this work, we apologize.”Runway 05/23 is Pearson’s busiest runway, said Eng. The last major reconstruction of 05/23 was performed 12 years ago, in 2005.Planned work originally necessitated two closures of this runway, one in April-May 2017 and a second closure in the fall of 2017. Toronto Pearson has expedited its rehabilitation work so that the runway can be returned to service on May 16 at 6 p.m.“For more than a year the GTAA, the airline community and our air navigation service provider, Nav Canada, have worked collaboratively to carefully plan this rehabilitation work. Regrettably, weather conditions this April were unseasonable, and this, combined with a number of other factors that affect airport operations, means that certain flights operating to and from Toronto Pearson were delayed.”More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaA report from the Toronto Star says the runway repair project has caused more than 1,000 flight cancellations and delays, impacting every one of the more than 65 airlines flying out of Pearson. There are now questions about who is financially responsible for compensating passengers forced to book hotels nights or other inconveniences as a result of the delays and cancellations. Travelweek Group Posted by Sharecenter_img Long weeks of runway repairs, short fuses at Pearson << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, May 9, 2017 last_img read more

House approves firetraining requirement for construction code commission

first_img Glenn bill based on Midland Fire Chief Coughlin’s initiativeMidland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin and Rep. Gary Glenn testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in January to support House Bill 5102, legislation based on Coughlin’s initiative to include a trained fire prevention expert on the Michigan Construction Codes Commission.The Michigan fire marshal’s appointee to the state’s 17-member construction code commission will have to be a certified fire protection specialist under bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn.The House today unanimously approved House Bill 5102 on a 108-0 vote. The bill was developed at the initiative of Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin to ensure fire safety is taken into account during the commission’s discussion and adoption of statewide building codes and standards. The fire chief approached Rep. Glenn with the idea to make sure at least one person on the commission has fire prevention training.“Chief Coughlin recognized a potential improvement for the construction board and I was very happy to put his idea forward in the Legislature,” said Rep. Glenn, R-Midland. “Buildings definitely need to be solidly constructed using the latest advancements from the building trades, and they also need to include fire protection safety features and plans that can be reviewed by an expert in the field.“It was an honor to work with our local fire chief to make sure someone with fire safety training is on the commission, and I look forward to joining Chief Coughlin and Sen. Jim Stamas to get this bill through the Senate and to the governor.”Rep. Glenn’s bill stipulates the specialist training be approved by the National Fire Protection Association.Currently, there are no requirements for the fire service commission member – the state fire marshal or designee – because the fire service is made up of many disciplines, such as suppression, rescue and hazmat handling.Under HB 5102, the state fire marshal would recommend eligible candidates to the governor from a list of qualified individuals submitted by statewide associations of fire chiefs, fire inspectors and firefighters.The legislation now goes to the Senate for consideration.##### Categories: Glenn News,News 07Jun House approves fire-training requirement for construction code commissionlast_img read more

Rep Wakeman invites residents to enjoy local festivals

first_img31May Rep. Wakeman invites residents to enjoy local festivals Categories: Wakeman News Today, state Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township announced his 2019 Festival Guide is now available for residents of the 94th District. The publication is a thorough and convenient reference of local and statewide festivals, farmers markets, and county fairs.“Saginaw County is known across the state for our tremendous community spirit,” Rep. Wakeman said. “With such a wide variety of interesting events, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I hope you will find time for some of these great opportunities and feel more connected with our community.”With over 100 events, Rep. Wakeman’s 2019 Festival Guide is a great resource. Residents can find a copy at one of the following local libraries:Fleschner Memorial Library, 11935 Silvercreek Drive in Birch Run;Frankenmuth James E. Wickson District Library, 359 S. Franklin St. in Frankenmuth;Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road in Saginaw;St. Charles Public Library, 132 S. Saginaw St. in St. Charles;Taymouth Township Library, 2361 E. Burt Road in Burt; andThomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Drive in Saginaw.For more information, residents may contact Rep. Wakeman’s office by calling (517) 373-0837 or emailing RodneyWakeman@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

Only 5G has the speed and low enough latency to su

first_imgOnly 5G has the speed and low enough latency to support 3D-holographs on a mobile network, according to Ericsson.The company has staged a number of trials using this volumetric display technology in recent months and claims that 3D holographic communication requires about four times as much data as a streamed 4K video.Ericsson says it sees the potential of 3D holographs in medical imaging, video conferencing and gaming, with the technology one example of the boundaries that mobile operators are starting to push using 5G technology.Ericsson recently partnered with Vodafone Germany to power a live holographic interview combining 5G and connected transport. It has run similar demos with Vodafone Ireland and Greek operator Cosmote.For more information on Ericsson’s trials, click here.last_img read more

One year after the MeToo movement took off new N

first_imgOne year after the #MeToo movement took off, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the nation deeply divided on sexual assault and harassment, with fissures running more along party lines than gender.Most — 69 percent — of more than 1,000 Americans surveyed, say the movement has created a climate in which offenders will now be held accountable. But more than 40 percent feel the movement has gone too far.What exactly “too far” means wasn’t defined in the surveys. But in follow-up conversations, several respondents cited a rush to judgment, the prospect of unproven accusations ruining peoples’ careers or reputations, and a bandwagon effect that may prompt some to claim sexual misconduct for behavior that doesn’t quite rise to that level. On whether alleged victims of sexual assault should get the benefit of the doubt, 85 percent of Democrats agree, compared to 67 percent of Republicans. That party gap is nearly twice the size of the gender gap.A similar partisan divide emerges on giving the benefit of the doubt in cases of sexual harassment. That has gap widened — in the past year, mostly because of Republicans’ shift in opinion.For example, 53-year-old Cindy Bradshaw from Texas says she feels many allegations are exaggerated or not legitimate. “I feel like in the last year, that girls are like ‘Oh yeah, me too!’ ” she says. “I feel like some of the girls want the sympathy and the attention. And I feel like that really, really takes away from the girls that it really happened to.”On the question of whether false accusations of sexual assault are common, the party gap is quadruple the gender gap: 77 percent of Republicans believe false accusations are common, compared to 37 percent of Democrats.Democrat Steve Novotny from Georgia is one of the respondents siding with alleged victims, and dismissing what he sees as a myth of false accusations.”I think that’s the exception as opposed to the rule,” Novotny says. “I mean I think most people wouldn’t make up something just to get back at someone. They don’t want to put themselves under that public scrutiny.”On the other side, Republican women like 74-year-old Carolyn Ricketts from California believe alleged victims should definitely not get the benefit of the doubt. “I would be tempted — as a woman to believe a woman over a man,” she says. “But, to see that justice is done, you can’t do that. There’s two sides to every story.”That doesn’t surprise Clara Wilkins, a social psychologist at Washington University in St Louis.”According to our research, when there’s a conflict between gender and party, party wins,” she says. “That’s what going to drive [people’s] attitudes.”Indeed, the surveys show nearly twice as many Republican women (47 percent compared to 26 percent of Democrats) worry that a man they care about will be unfairly accused of sexual assault.Has the movement gone too far?One of the most stark partisan divides is whether the #MeToo movement has gone too far. Overall, 43 percent say it has. But broken down by party, that includes three-quarters of Republicans compared to less than one quarter of Democrats. The split reflects a backlash to the #MeToo movement that’s been growing since the recent controversy around now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination was threatened by accusations of sexual misconduct.President Trump has helped bolster the backlash, with recent comments like, “it’s a very scary time for young men in America” because “somebody could accuse you of something and you’re automatically guilty.” The NPR-Ipsos surveys suggest that’s resonating with his base.”We have females that make false allegations and jumping on the ‘me too’ bandwagon,” says Nate Jurewicz. “And it’s ruined a lot of guys’ lives.”Earlier this month, Jurewicz, a self-described “Christian, conservative, Republican, deplorable Trump supporter,” launched a #HimToo Facebook page that drew nearly 15,000 likes in the first two weeks. It’s full of slogans like: “No man is safe!” and memes mocking the #MeToo movement, such as one cartoon— showing “Jill” accusing “Jack” of pushing her down the hill, 300 years ago.Our poll data suggest Americans are still somewhat confused about what #HimToo actually means. (It’s had several different uses in recent years.) But the survey indicates that men — and Republicans especially — are paying attention. Jurewicz says the page is not meant to be partisan, but he concedes it is drawing an overwhelmingly conservative following.According to the NPR surveys, Americans are also divided on whether allegations of sexual misconduct would dissuade them from voting for a political candidate. Sixty-four percent of Democrats say allegations would be a deal-breaker, while 60 percent of Republicans say they would still consider supporting the candidate.Jurewicz goes a step further, saying even allegations proven true would not in his mind automatically disqualify a political candidate. “No one’s perfect. So if something happened years and years ago, does that mean we just write that person off forever? Let the people decide if they want to vote for that person or not.””Raising the bar too high”On the other end of the spectrum are those disappointed that #MeToo still has so far left to go.Nearly a third of women and Democrats say they believe allegations of sexual assault are still ignored these days. That’s up slightly from last year.For example, 52-year-old Texas Democrat Juan Rodriguez says he believes allegations get dismissed because people demand a level of proof that often just doesn’t exist in sexual misconduct cases.”The way things are now, I think [allegations are] just going to get brushed off,” he says. “It’s sad to say, but it’s like they’re raising the bar too high, like you’ve got to really prove your case. But honestly, that just gives the perpetrator the right to get away with stuff.”Debra Katz, the attorney who represented Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, says she saw it first hand. All the talk about false accusations she says is just “red meat to Trump’s base.” “These talking points are being used to discredit women and to weaponize this issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault just simply for partisan gain,” says Katz. “The president [is] deliberately muddying the facts to confuse people about what sexual harassment and sexual assault are by blaming victims, and in that way giving people a pass for engaging in the behavior,” she says. “And it’s dangerous.”Ultimately, Katz believes, the backlash will succumb to the passage of time.”The younger generation definitely understands this issue in a way that my generation did not,” she says. “They are energized, they will vote, and there’s no going back.”Defining harassmentThe NPR-Ipsos poll shows much more consensus among young people. For example, fewer people under 35 believe that #MeToo has gone too far, fewer say they would ever consider voting for a political candidate accused of sexual assault, and more young people say they are clear on what counts as sexual misconduct.That stands in contrast to older Americans. After a year of intense focus on sexual misconduct, half of those surveyed say they’re still unclear on what crosses the line.Broken down by party, just over a third of Democrats say they’re fuzzy on what harassment means, compared to two-thirds of Republicans.Eric Savignano, 49, a telecommunications engineer from Pennsylvania, agrees that it’s hard to define. But he takes issue with the way one of his clients has done it. “I have to sign a piece of paper that says I have to follow all these rules, [including] you can’t look at a member of the opposite sex for more than three seconds,” he says. “That doesn’t make any sense to me!” California Republican Carolyn Ricketts agrees that many definitions are too broad. But she sighs, “It’s hard. Some people are too sensitive.” The rest of the nation seems to be struggling for a better answer. Responses to our open-ended poll question on what constitutes sexual harassment ranged “inappropriate touch” and “demanding sexual favors” to “unwanted attention,” “invitations,” or “anything that makes someone uncomfortable.” Many simply answered, “I don’t know.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Female Cannabis Entrepreneurs Are Pioneers in Science Finance and Fashion

first_img Guest Writer Download Our Free Android App Cannabis Is cannabis yet another rapid growth industry that is essentially a boys’ club? Opinions differ. Some have praised the marijuana industry as a fantastic opportunity for female entrepreneurs.Others report that it’s still unclear how many opportunities women are getting for executive positions, such as this Associated Press article which states: “Cannabis remains a male-dominated industry.”Certainly, there have already been notable achievements by women in the cannabis world. They range from the well-known, such as Whoopi Goldberg co-founding the Whoopi & Maya line of cannabis-infused products, to the emergence of people such as Emily Paxhia who co-founded Poseidon Asset Management, the first investment fund dedicated solely to the cannabis industry.There are many women on the science end of the business. For example, Julie Kowalski is the director of science and research for Trace Analytics, a testing laboratory in Spokane, Wash.The potential for marijuana jobs has led to formation of groups such as the Women Grow organization and the  OG GirlsClub in Los Angeles. The club’s invitation-only parties allow professional women the chance to socialize and support each other in marijuana-related business ventures, as well as create new partnerships.Valery Sepulveda, co-founder of the OG GirlsClub, told L.A. Weekly the club attracts professionals both inside and outside of the cannabis industry who are “fighting gender inequalities in a system that has been ruled by a ‘boys club’ for far too long.”Related: Post Apocolypse Aftermath: How Is California Adapting to New Cannabis Regulations?The Anti-Stoner MovementAgainst this backdrop, one of the newest areas for female entrepreneurs is beginning to emerge: fashion. It’s part of an overall cultural shift in tone away from pot being associated with stoners and instead associated with professionals. Much of this shift is being driven by women.Cannabis fashion designer Emma Baron told CBC that one of the inspirations for founding her company, Milkweed, came from meeting older women who use marijuana but are embarrassed by cannabis fashion that screams weed. Milkweed focuses on making cannabis accessories for women that are both elegant and discreet. They include hand-crafted tins, ceramic pipes and embossed, pre-rolled joints.Related: 3 Ways Blockchain Could Help Solve the Cannabis Business’s Biggest RoadblocksEmbracing Beautiful DesignIn the U.S., Seattle-based Van der Pop, founded by designer April Pride, is doing much the same for women who use marijuana but don’t want to carry around the type of paraphernalia that’s been associated with weed for decades. Their products include sleek tools for rolling joints, cleaning pipes and attractive cases for carrying pot.The Van der Pop brand is sold exclusively on Tokyo Smoke, a Canadian company that bought Van der Pop in 2017. Tokyo Smoke sells cannabis-related products online and in brick-and-mortar stores in Toronto and Calgary. The site offers a good example of how elegant design is moving into the cannabis industry. The focus is on products for those who “embrace beautiful design along with alternative states of mind.”Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Add to Queue Female Cannabis Entrepreneurs Are Pioneers in Science, Finance and Fashion Next Article –shares Cannabis still has the opportunity to be genuinely equal opportunity. Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. August 2, 2018 3 min read Image credit: Hinterhaus Productions | Getty Images dispensaries.com Free Green Entrepreneur App Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

A New Years Gift Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana

first_img Next Article Add to Queue –shares December 27, 2018 Listen Now ‘A New Year’s Gift:’ Thailand Approves Medical Marijuana The Southeast Asian country becomes the first to do so. Image credit: Shutterstock.com Editor in Chief of Green Entrepreneurcenter_img Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Entrepreneur Staff 1 min read Big news out of Thailand. The country’s National Legislative Assembly made an amendment to the country’s constitution that legalizes the use of cannabis for medical and research purposes. The vote wasn’t even close: 166-0. Related: Uruguay Legalized Marijuana and the Crime Rate Has PlummettedSomchai Sawangkarn, one of the lawmakers who helped write the legislation, said it was  “a New Year’s gift from the National Legislative Assembly to the government and the Thai people.”Thai farmers are stoked about the decision. “I expect Thailand can make 100 billion baht a year ($3.07 billion) from growing cannabis and selling the raw material and cannabis oil,” chairman of The National Farmers Council of Thailand, Prapat Panyachartrak, told Agence France Presse.But don’t go lighting up a celebratory spliff in Bangkok just yet. The recreational use of marijuana is still highly illegal in the country — and could lead to 15 years in a Thai prison and stiff financial fines. Related: This Is Non-Negotiable: Cannabis Legalization Must Include Restorative Justice Green Entrepreneur Podcast Global Business Jonathan Smalllast_img read more