NDP MP calls for investigation into death of Abraham Donkey

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsNDP MP Niki Ashton is calling for an investigation into the death of Abraham Donkey who died on a bus travelling from Thompson, Man., to Winnipeg for an appointment with his heart specialist.Donkey’s family said his requests to go by air – or with an escort on the bus were denied.The 58-year old was from the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img

Saudi Arabia Consumers Boycott Almarai Milk After Moroccos Boycott

According to Moroccan news site Hespress, the Saudi company has bought land belonging to the headquarters of Centrale Danone in the kingdom and is expected to open its first subsidiary by the end of 2018 or early in 2019.Founded in 1977 in Saudi Arabia, Almarai is a partnership between the Irish agri-foods pioneer, Alastair McGuckian, and Saudi prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer. Almarai is now the world’s largest vertically integrated dairy company.Read Also: Boycott: Saudi Arabia’s Almarai to Replace Centrale Danone? Rabat- The Moroccan boycott against high prices of gasoline, soda-mineral water, and milk might have inspired Saudi Arabia’s new boycott. The country is boycotting Almarai, the same dairy company expected to replace Centrale Danone in Morocco.Saudi Arabia’s Almarai, the largest dairy company in the Middle East has become a boycott target for Saudi consumers as the company raised its milk prices by 7 cents.Saudi citizens launched an online campaign with hashtags reading, “let_it_go_sour” and “change_it_with_another” (in Arabic), similar to how Morocco’s boycott emerged, when Moroccan boycotters wrote “let_it_spoil” and “let_it_rot” referring to Centrale Danone’s milk boycott. Unlike Centrale Danone, Almarai was more quick to publicly react to the consumers’ boycott launch, saying in a press release that it raised milk prices because of its own increased production costs.Saudi boycotters wrote comments on Twitter like: “ Honestly, Almarai thinks that it’s the only brand in the market.”??????? #??????? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ????? #???_?????_??????? ???? ??? ???? #????_????— Suliman Kordi (@sulimankordi) July 4, 2018“ Thank god, I have been boycotting Almarai for a year and four months now.”??? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? 4???? ???? ????? #???????????? ? #???? ?? #???— ?????? (@umar0555) July 4, 2018Recently, Almarai has shown interest in investing in Morocco following the launch of the ongoing boycott on April 20 targeting the leading dairy brand in the country.For years, many Moroccans expressed their wish to have Almarai dairy product brands in Morocco due to their “high quality.” read more

Frontier attendants airline reach tentative deal

DENVER — Frontier Airlines flight attendants have reached a tentative contract deal with the Denver-based budget carrier to replace an agreement negotiated while the company was bankruptcy nearly a decade ago.Both sides agreed to terms for the contract Tuesday, leading the union to call off a planned demonstration Wednesday by over 200 flight attendants from 20 airlines in Denver for their annual convention.The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA says the deal includes significant pay increases, schedule flexibility and quality-of-life improvements. It declined to release details until after Frontier’s union representatives reviewed the details next week. But local President Jen Sala said it would put the airline on par with other major carriers.Negotiations have been going on since November 2015 to replace a 2011 contract, the first reached after flight attendants unionized.The Associated Press read more

Auction business booming in midst of oil slump

by Mike Tarasko Posted Jan 7, 2016 8:03 am MDT THINKSTOCK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Auction business booming in midst of oil slump How has Calgary’s economic tailspin changed the way you shop?For some it may mean turning to non-traditional shopping methods like auction houses.“Auctions are good in the good times and better in the bad times. There’s no doubt that this is a downturn, because we are going crazy up here, it’s just awesome,” Larry Graham, Owner of Graham Auctions, told 660 NEWS.Graham says the main driver behind the downturn, low oil prices, will also lead to some banks auctioning off returned oil and gas rigs from energy companies.John MacInnis with Rick’s Auction House says they’ve noticed a big change too, especially with the number of people looking to sell.“Huge amount of phone calls, our website, Facebook site — we’re getting constant hits,” he said.He says they are turning down up to nine estates a week right now due to capacity and time constraints.MacInnis has also noticed those who used to be big buyers are now sellers, telling him they are going to food banks to get by. read more

Four major trade unions back Energy East oil pipeline citing job creation

Four major trade unions back Energy East oil pipeline citing job creation OTTAWA – Four major trade unions have joined forces with TransCanada Corp. to push the proposed Energy East oil pipeline as a “nation-building” exercise.The alliance, symbolized by a memorandum of understanding signed Thursday, gives the 4,600-kilometre pipeline from Alberta to New Brunswick a rare public relations boost after many months of public protests and highly publicized rejections.“What we know is that there’s a silent majority of folks that understand the need for energy and understand the need to supply it responsibly,” TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said at a trade union training facility in suburban Ottawa.“A portion of those folks are here today.”Union and company representatives say construction and conversion of the oil line — two-thirds of which already exists as a gas pipeline — will support 14,000 jobs annually for almost a decade, although Girling said he expects the pipeline to be operational by late 2019 or early 2020.The National Energy Board is about to begin a two-year environmental assessment of the $15.7-billion proposal, after which the Liberal cabinet in Ottawa will decide its fate.The Conference Board of Canada issued a report estimating the 14,000 direct and spin-off job numbers from Energy East, but environmental groups dispute the long-term employment impact.The advocacy group Environmental Defence issued a press release Thursday saying TransCanada’s own projections suggest only 132 permanent, direct jobs from the pipeline in New Brunswick, 114 in Ontario and 33 in Quebec.For tradespeople in the pipeline building industry, that’s an argument for another day.Joe Mancinelli, the international vice-president for the Labourers International Union of North America, which hosted the news conference, gave a full-throated endorsement of the pipeline, citing arguments that ranged from skilled trades training and job creation to safety, avoiding another Lac Megantic-like deadly train derailment and displacing imports of foreign oil.“We are not going to eliminate these fossil fuels from coming out of the ground,” said Mancinelli.An internal Finance Department analysis in December suggested that low global oil prices mean Canada won’t need any additional pipeline capacity “until at least 2025” but the sentiment at the union shop Thursday was that oil is going to be transported and it better be by pipeline rather than rail.Forecasts for oil sands developments that are already underway suggest production will rise by about 300,000 to 500,000 barrels per day by 2020, said Girling.“If we don’t build a pipeline, it will get moved by rail.”Girling said Energy East has 20-year contracts with producers and refiners who “see the need for that (oil) five years out and 25 years out and are willing to sign those long-term agreements.”Several speakers at Thursday’s news conference stressed the pipeline as a means to get Canada off foreign imports, although Irving Oil has already said it expects to continue importing Saudi oil to its New Brunswick refineries, and much of the Canadian crude is expected to be exported by ship to heavy oil markets abroad.“We’re not going to dictate to our shippers where the oil goes,” Girling told reporters when asked about displacing foreign oil.Economics will determine how Energy East’s product is used, said the TransCanada CEO, while wryly noting that “traders try to find a nickel of arbitrage between moving barrels around the globe.”The message, he said, is “build it and we’ll see what happens.”The irony that major trade unions — a movement vilified by the former Harper government — are now advocating for major resource infrastructure that was a top priority of the federal Conservatives is not lost on Mancinelli.In an interview, the union boss laughed off the political paradox.“Let me put it this way: it’s vital also to the NDP government in Alberta,” Mancinelli said of the pipeline.“It all depends on what you’re after. What we’re after is continued jobs for our members, so it’s really not a matter of who’s in power or who we support politically. It’s more to do with the jobs.”The pipeline unions involved are the Labourers International Union of North America, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Teamsters Canada and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.— Follow @BCheadle on Twitter by Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 14, 2016 3:36 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN lauds Mali for stemming Ebola epidemic flags need to boost crossborder

Mali was declared Ebola-free earlier this week after a period of 42 days without a new case. “We came with a message of congratulations. We came to say bravo, but remain vigilant,” the head the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency response (UNMEER) Ould Cheikh Ahmed, told Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita in the Malian capital of Bamako today.The head of the UN response mission, accompanied by Dr. Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General of the UN World Health Organizations (WHO), also emphasized the need to strengthen cross-border surveillance as part of the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.“People, communities do not recognize the border, and therefore the next challenge for Mali – as indeed for Senegal and Nigeria, was also managed to isolate the few cases that came – is to remain vigilant,” Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said. “We are not immune to new cases here and there, until we have zero cases throughout West Africa.”UNMEER and WHO continued to support local authorities prepare for a cross-border meeting planned to take place in Lofa County in Liberia next week to improve border surveillance strategies and strengthen cross-border notification. Local authorities will participate, including those in the districts bordering Guinea and Sierra Leone. WHO has recommended ‘robust’ exit screening in the three affected countries, which it said is ‘critical for minimizing the risk of exportation of Ebola cases.’ Surveillance and information sharing will be increased in the border districts of Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal adjacent to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to WHO.The United Nations yesterday appealed for $1 billion needed for the first six months of 2015 to sustain the momentum to stamp out Ebola in the region where the epidemic has started to turn in all three of the worst-hit countries.In the latest statistics issued today, WHO reported 21,759 Ebola cases 8,668 deaths.Meanwhile in Sierra Leone, two successive emergency response campaigns to distribute anti-malarial drugs to people living in areas affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak have successfully reached more than 2.5 million people, and significantly reduced the number of people with fever that might be mistaken for Ebola, according to the UN health agency.During the West African Ebola outbreak, people infected with malaria have been afraid to go to health centres for treatment or have been unable to receive treatment because some centres were closed. To reduce malaria transmission and related deaths, WHO has recommended a mass drug administration of anti-malarial medicines to all eligible people in Ebola hotspot areas.In other news, following the reopening of schools in Guinea, attendance remained low in the first week, according to the UN mission. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners continue to monitor schools to ensure measures put in place for the safe return to school are being adhered to around the country. read more

Scotland fans who abused Eddie Jones as he posed for selfies show

There were cries of “Freedom” when… On Wednesday, Richie Cleeton, 22, Connor Inglis, 25, and Brett Grant, 23, from Edinburgh, showed “no remorse” as they were fined, a court heard.  Footage released online showed the group approaching the 58-year-old for a photograph as he left Manchester Oxford Road rail station to catch a waiting car before the atmosphere turned sour. Three men have been fined for hurling abuse at England Rugby’s head coach Eddie Jones following Scotland’s Calcutta Cup triumph. One of the Scotland supporters shouted “what about last night, you baldy c***” and Mr Jones was repeatedly called a “f****** baldy c***” as he was ushered into the vehicle by his driver on February 25.

GECOM Chair Presidents interpretations now invalid in face of court rulingJagdeo

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM Chair: 3rd list to be submitted soon- JagdeoJuly 29, 2017In “latest news”PPP to appeal CJ’s ruling on GECOM’s top postJune 8, 2018In “latest news”Five weeks on …President still to decide on third list of GECOM nomineesOctober 4, 2017In “latest news” – Chief Justice delivers written ruling Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire has handed down a written ruling in the months long debacle surrounding the appointment of a Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and has in the process essentially thrown out the public pronouncements and interpretations held by Head of State, David Granger.Acting Chief Justice Roxanne George-WiltshireThe written ruling was handed down on Tuesday last by the Chief Justice which was subsequently welcomed in part by the Peoples Progressive Party, when opposition leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo weighed in on the matter.The Chief Justice has essentially ruled that when rejecting names nominated by the Opposition Leader, the President  must provide reasons for each person’s rejection and that all of the names submitted by the Opposition leader do not have to fall in the category of Judges.The Chief Justice, in ruling on whether the list of persons nominated by the Opposition leader must include a judge, a former judge of a person qualified to be a judge, found the answer to be in the negative.Addressing media operatives at his Church Street Office on Wednesday, Jagdeo made clear that based on the ruling of the Chief Justice, the person nominated by him “does not have to be in any of these categories, judges, former judges or persons qualified to be appointed judges.”On the question of whether the President is required under the Constitution to supply reasons as to whether the names have been rejected, Jagdeo in pointing to the ruling observed that the Chief Justice found the answer to be in the positive, “yes he has to give reasons.”Speaking to whether the President is obligated to select a person from the six names supplied, the Chief Justice ruled in the negative, noting he does not have to.Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoAccording to the Opposition Leader, she did note however, that if the President found some persons on the list of six as unacceptable, it does not absolve the entire list from consideration. Ruling contrary to the President’s publicly stated belief that each of the six names supplied must meet with the criteria he had set out.The Opposition leader reminded that President Granger publicly stated that “I have to find all six acceptable before I even consider the list.”“So even if the president finds individuals who are unacceptable to the list it does not render the entire list unacceptable,” Jadgeo said.He summed up that “the nominees from the Opposition leader do not have to include the persons from the category that the President has indicated to the public that he wants them from, secondly that the President should give reasons for rejecting individuals, he has declined to give reasons and thirdly, if he finds one or two individuals on the list as unacceptable it does not make the entire list unacceptable.”The former President did indicate to media operatives that there was one ruling addressed tangentially by the Chief Justice for which the Peoples Progressive Party could very well appeal in future since it will have implications for future appointments.He was speaking to the ruling by the Chief Justice which essentially says that if the persons on the first list aren’t found to be acceptable then the President can go ahead and appoint a person from the category he identified, namely judges, former judges or person eligible to be appointed a judge.In the Chief Justice’s ruling, it was pointed out that her interpretation in this case was simply academic since, there have already been requests on the part of the President for subsequent lists.Jagdeo has already submitted three lists, the latest still under consideration by the President and according to the Opposition leader; he is yet to receive any communication with regards to a decision being made.He suggested that should the ruling stand, the President can in future request a single list and if none were found acceptable he would go right ahead and appoint someone unilaterally.“I believe personally that, that is a bit worrisome, that interpretation for the future,” said Jagdeo.President David GrangerAs such, he indicated that the party will be discussing further with its lawyers “to see whether we will join others in challenging that interpretation that there should be one list.”The former president in giving his take on the matter reminded that the balance that was sought by then US President, Jimmy Carter when President Desmond Hoyte agreed to free and fair elections was an acceptable voters list and an elections machinery (GECOM) that was balanced and fair.According to Jagdeo, under the current interpretation the PPP would have had every right to reject any submissions by Desmond Hoyte for the selection of a GECOM Chairman and unilaterally make an appointment.He said the PPP does not however, share the view that this was the intent of the Constitutional provision “and we never exercised it in that manner.”In light of the written ruling handed by the Chief Justice, Jagdeo did indicate, “I am hoping that the President (David Granger) reads this carefully and that his advisors will now guide him accordingly…I hope that he understands now that the interpretation that he had, that all of the of persons had to be acceptable to him before he even contemplates choosing someone, that interpretation is now untenable (invalid) in the face of a ruling from the Chief Justice.”The former President did express some optimism that the ruling by the Chief Justice will bring about some sense of conclusion to the month’s long debacle stemming from the President’s interpretation of his role in the appointment of a GECOM Chairperson. read more

The LoveHate finale Deaths Mr Universe and wee on your cornflakes

first_imgMORE THAN A million people across Ireland tuned in for the finale of Love/Hate’s fourth season last night.Here’s how it went down:1. Janet is going a bit cold on her little NidgeweaselWe see him pulling his socks on in the brothel, presumably after they’ve been engaging in a special cuddle. He gives her a cheeky grin but only gets what any normal self-respecting Irish male would recognise as The Look.Danger, Nidge. Danger.2. Wayne is the Nelson Muntz of gangland Source: BlingeeWayne also has a high level of cycling proficiency. At least, that’s what we assume after he asks his pal to pull a wheelie, and then laughs in the guy’s face when he falls over.Bit harsh considering Wayne’s hobby is shooting cats.3. Andrew The Dentist is back in with his wifeHe packs her and the kids off for the weekend so he can do the deal in peace… only to receive an unexpected bonus in the form of a smooch. And being told “You can sleep in our room if you like.”Andrew The Dentist looks dead chuffed.4. Nidge’s green anorak is the new Darren’s blue hoodieHe is rarely seen without it. Except on the rare occasions where he swaps it out for another anorak. Nidge and Bertie Ahern: Ireland’s two most famous anorak fans.6. Wayne pays attention in schoolAt least during, um, gun class.When Elmo asks him about his nerves, he just says “I don’t have nerves” before launching into this charming exchange.7. Vengeance for the Love/Hate cat!While Wayne is digging around for the Glock, his former pal who he mocked for falling off his bike appears behind him and shoots him deader than Mickey Joe Harte’s pop career.And THAT is why you never mock a Dublin teenager’s wheelie skills.At least someone was pleased:8. Nidge vs LimerickJanet ‘gives’ Nidge a present, in the form of a foxy new Lithuanian girl by the name of Violet. (When she appeared on screen my girlfriend said: “Look at her abs!”)Janet tells Violet that Nidge “likes to kiss”. (Aww, sweet.) Nidge asks her where she was before, and she says “Limereeck”. To which he charmingly responds “Bet you’re glad to see the back of that kip.”Thus setting up the plot for Season Five, in which the Limerick posse seek vengeance.9. Fran has new teeth!Look at them there. He must have got Andrew to fix them up.He’s also deeply, deeply miffed with Nidge who he says has “cut him out”. We see Fran plotting darkly with his pal Deano, whose primary function seems to be hanging around listening to Fran plotting darkly.10. Keith Duffy isn’t growing boobsHe says he’s trying out for Mr Universe in a couple of months and is “on the brown rice and turkey breast f**kin morning noon and night”. So now you know Boyzone’s tour rider.Aido later explains that he’s on steroids, and also “that other stuff as well that stops your tits growing.” So now.11. Andrew The Dentist knows the important of moisturising regularlyHe’s all up in his wife’s en-suite, plastering himself in her Seven Hour Renewal Cream or whatever. Sap.12. …But it does him no good.Fran kills him with a plastic bag, partially because he realises Andrew’s a rat and partially, well, just for the hell of it. That’s Fran.13. Nidge sets Tommy upRealising that his old pal is a bit of a liability, he sets it up so Tommy is the only one in contact with the drug shipment. He promises Tommy enough money to take Siobhan and their kid away forever if all goes well.I think we all know it’s not going to go well.14. Sure enough, Tommy has a mishapFollowing an uncomfortable conversation in which he asks Nidge if he had Darren clipped, Tommy ups and has some kind of terrible haemorrhage. He collapses and starts bleeding from his nose and ears.Will SOMEBODY get him some fizzy orange?15. Luckily, Dr Elmo is on hand“It’s not just a nosebleed Nidge!” he explains as Tommy lies unconscious on the floor.Good man Elmo. Thanks.16. Detective Moynihan is a man of good heartAfter agonising for a bit, he sends in the ambo for Tommy rather than waiting to nab Nidge with the drugs.17. Nidge gets away with it, the jammy dodgerIt’s a bit stressful for a while as you can tell from this face. However, Nidge ends up getting away with it. And all thanks to Tommy’s nosebleed.18. And after all this, Nidge STILL wants the rideHe heads home to Trish for a quickie. And it is a quickie. It’s all over in about 20 seconds.Poor, unsatisfied Trish. #PrayForTrish #OrgasmsForGangsterWivesNow.19. Siobhan is really miffed“I’ll do whatever I can to help you get Nidge,” she tells Detective Moynihan. Thus neatly cueing up some continuing problems for Season Five.20. Nidge *literally* pisses on the guards’ cornflakesWell, on their milk anyway. In a bizarre coda to the season he rocks up at a garda station, wees on the milk outside the door, and gets himself arrested.Then he goes bonkers in his cell and starts punching  the walls and scratching his chest. It’s all very puzzling.And that’s it for Season Four. What did you think?Read: The internet’s best responses to Love/Hate season 4>Read: Love/Hate episode 5: Nidge’s sex face, a big death and Keith Duffy>Read: Love/Hate US remake confirmed, to be announced ‘in weeks’>Read: All the previous Love/Hate recaps on DailyEdge.ie>last_img read more

Pensioners favour ALP Greens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Fair Go For Pensioners (FGFP) – a grass roots campaigner for the rights of pensioners and other social security recipients, welcomes the commitments by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Greens to fund through Medicare the dental needs of 3 million pensioners up to $1000 a year, a considerable saving and significant improvement. This has been a major demand of FGFPs since its inception in 2007.FGFP also notes that in the policies of Labor and the Greens, there are some benefits for pensioners and older Australians, which are most welcome – in relation to Health, Aged Care and the Environment, seriously threatened by climate change.In contrast, the Liberal-National Parties made only one commitment that is a one-off payment of $75.00 per single pensioner and $125 per couple of pensioners to “ease the burden of the energy costs”. They will also maintain their policy to raise the retiring age to 70 years.FGFP is disappointed that there us no commitment to raise the Aged Pension payment that has remained static since 2013, and to increase the generally recognised inadequate Newstart Allowance payment. FGFP calls for the immediate rectification, if the Fair Go for all slogan is to have a deeper meaning for the most needy and vulnerable sections in our community, i.e. pensioners, single mothers, the unemployed and the ‘working poor’.FGFP believes the policies/commitments of the ALP and Greens offer a better deal and deserve the support of pensioners and all the other social security recipients for the May 18th Elections.Implementation of those progressive changes and adoption of the demands still unmet, will require continuous mass campaigning and co-operation between the ALP and the Greens.FGPG notes with alarm the increase in impoverishment of the ever growing numbers of Australians living below the poverty line and calls for a national anti-poverty action plan.President John SpeightVice President George Zangalislast_img read more

Australian Man Reportedly Dies After Eating Gecko on a Dare

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target “It was a dare but I don’t know if it was a serious one, I was paying attention but not really because it was a Christmas party and the kids were invited,” Allira Bricknell, the 34-year-old’s partner, told 7News.com.au. in an interview.Months after his death, Bricknell still doesn’t know what happened with the gecko incident. Even though Dowell’s friends dared him to eat the lizard, she didn’t actually observe him putting the tiny reptile inside his mouth.“We don’t know 100 percent how he passed but on the actual death certificate, it did say ingestion of a gecko, so I’m assuming it was that,” Bricknell added.Gecko death dad: Grieving partner says eating lizard wasn’t a dare, ‘he chose to do it’. #7NEWS https://t.co/sQJgYDSaoo— 7NEWS Australia (@7NewsAustralia) July 2, 2019Hannah, Dowell’s sister, explained to The Brisbane Times that Dowell was diagnosed with salmonella a day after he was admitted to the hospital, however, his symptoms became much worse. He started throwing up green bile, had black urine, experienced extreme stomach bloating, and his lungs started filling up with fluid.On Dec. 11, 10 days after the gecko dare incident, Dowell died during surgery. According to his family, he “basically rotted from the inside out.”Despite having concerns about the potential gecko dare and severe symptoms, Hannah was upset over how the doctors handled Dowell’s treatment.#EXCLUSIVE: For 6 months, I’ve gradually pieced this story together. It started as a vague tip-off in December. Uncovering what happened to David Dowell was confronting and has a serious message about seemingly harmless geckos we see. @brisbanetimes https://t.co/mvXolzX2Rg— Toby Crockford (@tobycrockford23) July 1, 2019“We also asked why they didn’t give him a catheter and they said they didn’t think of that. We had to ask for pain relief for David…He was put into a coma because they couldn’t control his pain,” Hannah told The Brisbane Times. “We never really got to say goodbye to him.”Even though the hospital offered its condolences to Dowell’s family in a statement to The Brisbane Times,  Hannah wasn’t satisfied with what they had to say.“I want justice for David…or just answers,” Hannah added. “You don’t ever think anything like this could ever happen to you and then it does.”More on Geek.com:Exotic Snakes Caught Wandering Around North Carolina Marine BaseEndangered Florida Panther Killed By…Another PantherPhotographer Captures ‘Best Bear Fight Ever’ in Wild Videocenter_img An Australian family is still searching for answers after David Dowell, a dad of three, reportedly fell ill and died after eating a small gecko on a dare.Last year, Dowell was reportedly challenged by a friend to eat the reptile at a Christmas party, The New York Post reported. On Dec. 3, two days after some friends reportedly witnessed him eat the gecko, Dowell was rushed to Mater Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, after experiencing extreme pain, Fox News noted.last_img read more

Walls of Jericho used in MMA fight The Young Bucks capitalize on

first_img Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel Rob Gronkowski Says He Probably Suffered 20 Concussions in His Career October 1, 2017 at 4:47 pm Jeffery Adam Phillips October 2, 2017 at 8:56 pm Gerald Bocook Odell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field Anymore Now Playing Up Next Ohhhhh, I kinda want that shirt… Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next And the best part is that he made the guy tap with it. ^_^ Now Playing Up Next Rob Giles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJulian Edelman Launches Youtube ChannelVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:20/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:17 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Walls of Jericho used in MMA fightMMAFighting.com is reporting that the Walls of Jericho (aka Boston Crab) submission was used successfully during the Full Contact Contender 19 event in Bolton, England on Saturday. Jonno Mears was able to force Aaron Jones to tap out to the submission.Based on traditional submission finishes in the sport, this was definitely unique.You can check out a clip below courtesy of Fight Central on Instagram. SteelCity1981 4 COMMENTS Julian Edelman AFL Women’s guide for dummiescenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ AEW All Out Results – 8/31/19 (Jericho vs. Page, Cody vs. Spears, Omega vs. PAC) The Young Bucks capitalize on letterProWrestlingTees.com is reporting that the new “Cease and Desist” t-shirt released by The Young Bucks was already the top selling shirt for September. The shirt was released in response to the cease and desist letter that WWE sent to the Bucks earlier this week.You can check it out below. Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next October 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm WhatsApp October 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm Lawsuit accuses Patriots’ Brown of raping trainer AEW Fight For The Fallen Results – 7/13/19 (The Rhodes Brothers take on The Young Bucks) Awesome, good stuff. The hottest tag-team in pro wrestling today! The Hardys were on top about 6 months ago, but WWE destroyed them. Young Bucks need to stay on the indy scene. From what I understand, they are making more money than what WWE would pay them anyhow. Facebook Two more matches confirmed for AEW All Out on August 31, AAA Tag Team Titles on the line Now Playing Up Next just wondering ho he managed to get a him into a boston crab. Comments are closed.last_img read more

San Diego woman hurt in parasailing accident dealing with numerous injuries

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter John Soderman, , 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Updated: 11:10 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsRuberti also spoke with Jeff Stine, a family friend of the Malone’s who has been working with both Duncan L. Hunter and his son, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter about everything they have done to finally bring Katie home, a truly heartwarming story. See what Stine had to say below. 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 SettingsPUERTA VALLARTA (KUSI) – Katie Malone, a San Diego woman was injured in a parasailing incident earlier this month while visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. With her condition worsening, doctors in Mexico say she needs to be treated by specialists in the United States as soon as possible.Malone had to hang on for dear life for 45 minutes after her parasail cable broke free from the boat towing her over the water in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.Malone ended up crashing down into the Earth next to an alligator, breaking numerous bones in the fall.The video of the incident is below. Viewer discretion is advised. John Soderman, Posted: June 27, 2018 June 27, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego government officials were working to bring the injured woman home. KUSI’s Dani Ruberti  spoke with former congressman Duncan L. Hunter about the latest details and what he has done to help bring Katie Malone home. San Diego woman hurt in parasailing accident dealing with numerous injurieslast_img read more

Shell ship Fennica heads to Oregon for repairs

first_imgShell’s Fennica vessel. Photo: John Ryan/KUCB.A key ship in Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet left Alaska on Sunday.Download AudioThe icebreaker is headed south to Oregon for repairs after a three-foot gash was discovered in its hull.The icebreaker, called the Fennica, hit an uncharted rock as it was leaving Dutch Harbor for the Chukchi Sea.It had to return to port for temporary repairs. That was two weeks ago.Now, the Fennica is making a week-long journey to Portland, Oregon, for a more permanent fix.Shell wouldn’t say how long those repairs could take.The company can only drill during the brief Arctic summer, and it cannot drill for oil without an oilwell-capping device that’s on board the Fennica.Two Shell oil rigs are already on their way to the drill site in the Chukchi Sea.U.S. officials have not said whether the missing icebreaker will influence their decision on two final permits that Shell needs to begin drilling.last_img read more

49 Voices Martin Lee Woods of Kotzebue

first_imgMartin Lee Woods. (Photo by Anne Hillman, KSKA – Anchorage)This week we’re at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention talking with Martin Lee Woods, from Kotzebue. He started learning to Eskimo Dance in 1975 and by the mid-80s he realized he needed to learn how to make drums.Download Audiolast_img

Texas Urges Reversal in Planned Parenthood Medicaid Case

first_img Share Tamir Kalifafrom the photo archives: Planned Parenthood in AustinTexas’ attorney general is urging a federal appeals court to overturn an order halting the state from cutting Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015.In a 5th Circuit Court brief, Ken Paxton accused Planned Parenthood of “breaches of medical and ethical standards.”In February, Austin-based U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks preserved what Planned Parenthood says are non-abortion services to nearly 11,000 low-income women. Texas had sought to defund the group beginning the previous month.Federal courts have consistently thwarted Republican-controlled states from denying Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood over heavily edited videos that claimed to show the nation’s largest abortion provider profiting from sales of fetal tissue for medical research.Investigations sparked by the videos in 13 states didn’t result in criminal charges.last_img read more

One Step Closer to Making DC Schools Safer as Council Passes Vote

first_imgBy Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, bmcadoo@afro.comOn Nov. 26, a unanimous decision was made by the Committee on Education to pass Councilman David Grosso’s (D- At Large) legislation which aims to address all forms of abuse and sexual assault in an effort to create a safer D.C. school environment for students and staff alike.The School Safety Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 is the legislation that was introduced by Grosso, chair of the Committee on Education. The bill would require District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to enact policies that would prevent and improve responses to sexual assault and abuse in the school environment by adults against children as well as amongst the student body itself.A photo of D.C. Council member David Grosso (D- At Large) with local youth.  Grosso introduced a bill to address all forms of abuse and sexual assault in District schools. (Courtesy Photo)This bill would mandate schools to give students access to information on healthy relationships, consent, respecting personal boundaries and creating healthy relationships.  Additionally the bill applies more pressure on DCPS to be thorough when investigating whether a potential employee has had a record of sexual misconduct.On December 4 the entire council will vote on the School Safety Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018.The Associated Press reported that nationwide there were approximately 17,000 sexual assault cases filed in K-12 institutions between 2011-2015.In the District, this bill is being introduced at a time where a local principal was placed on administrative leave after being caught mocking a student’s sexual assault claims in September of this year and a teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts was placed on leave in October after an email circulated alleging sexual misconduct in 2013.Through this bill Grosso seeks not only to make policy changes but to shift the culture of victim blaming and instead hold people accountable for their wrongdoing. “It was upsetting enough to learn of these incidents, but in too many cases we also learned that the school’s response was inadequate. Cases were mishandled. Victims, rather than the perpetrators, were punished. Claims were mocked,” Grosso said according to a release from his office.Grosso also noted that the current White House administration’s negligence on issues pertaining to sexual violence contributed to the urgency of this bill. “As the Trump administration is rolling back protections for student victims of sexual assault, and amid a national conversation about sexual misconduct, the time for the Council to create safer school environments for our students is now,” he said. While the nation has understandably been focused on the tragic and all too frequent occurrence of school shootings, the prevalence of sexual assault and abuse in our schools has not received the attention that it deserves.”last_img read more

Apex Legends Invitational Tournament Kicks Off This September

first_img Earlier this week we told you about the lucky teen who took home millions of dollars after winning the first Fortnite World Cup. And if you’re anything like us that inspired you to up your esports skills for the next opportunity to make that much cash by being the last player standing. Well if your game of choice is the character-based Apex Legends instead of the building-based Fortnite, your chance might have just arrived.This September EA is hosting the first Apex Legends Preseason Invitational tournament. It will be the biggest tournament yet for the game that just launched this February. Teams must apply via email and get approved, random players can’t sign up. Ultimately 80 teams, or 240 players, will compete in double elimination rounds for $500,000 worth of prizes. It’s not as much as Fortnite but we’d still take it.“Competition is in the DNA of Apex Legends and this competitive event will showcase the game at its highest-level,” said Respawn Entertainment Design Director Chad Grenier in a statement. “This Apex Legends Preseason Invitational advances our vision towards a robust competitive experience with the community at the center.”AdChoices广告The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational tournament goes from September 13 to September 15 in Krakow, Poland. If you think you and your team have a shot, try to see if you qualify. For more on Apex Legends check out what you can expect in the new season 2. And here’s why we’re still holding out hope for both a mobile and Nintendo Switch version of the game. Finally, You Can Play ‘Apex Legends’ By YourselfWalmart, ESPN Target Video Game Guns Following Actual Gun Tragedy Stay on targetlast_img read more

Sunday respite Vehicular movement limps back to normalcy in Southwest Kolkata

first_imgKolkata: Vehicular movement in Southwest Kolkata, which had gone haywire for the last few days owing to closure of a section of the arterial Diamond Harbour Road following the collapse of the Majerhat bridge, was normal on Sunday with the day being a holiday, a traffic police officer said.People travelling to and from the south-western parts of the city and South 24-Parganas district were having an average delay of one hour to two-and-a-half hours in reaching their destinations ever since the bridge collapsed on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTo mitigate the travel woes, police has banned entry of 20 or more-wheeled trailer trucks in the city and has given a window till 6 am on Monday for such vehicles, which are still in the city, to leave.The restrictions on large vehicles was announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a precaution following the collapse of the bridge.Four old bridges have also been declared closed for loaded trucks and other vehicles carrying goods to avoid any further disaster. These are Belgachhia Bridge, Aurobindo Setu, Bijan Setu and Tollygunge Circular Bridge. Several hundred trucks are waiting at Kolaghat, Asansol, Dankuni and Krishnanagar for permission to enter the city, West Bengal Truck Operators Association general secretary Subhas Chandra Bose said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The main problem is overloading of trucks and the police and Motor Vehicles department must act to stop this menace as this leads to damage of roads and bridges,” Bose said.Kolkata Police authorities said they are coordinating with the neighbouring districts to ease traffic congestion on highways leading to the city, as curbs on goods vehicle movement after the bridge collapse had led to hundreds of trucks being left waiting to enter the city for unloading and loading goods. Wholesale market operators in Kolkata have expressed concern over the long waiting period of vehicles carrying perishable goods like fish, eggs, milk, fruits and vegetables for entering the city.The city police said on Saturday that they are working hard to ease traffic congestion and has assured people of cutting down their travel time by next week. Announcing this after a high-level meeting with senior officers at the state secretariat, Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar said that steps were being taken to mitigate travel woes of commuters.Kumar said that construction of alternative roads are being thought of at the Majerhat area with the help of the Railways and a meeting with the city police and Railway officials has been scheduled on Monday.The city police top brass held a meeting at the Lalbazar headquarter to chalk out traffic movement in the affected areas so that people can reach their destinations faster.last_img read more

Scenics 2020 European brochure has 3 new itineraries airfare deals

first_img Wednesday, June 26, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by VANCOUVER — Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ new 2020 European River Cruise brochure is now available to travel agents and consumers online at www.scenic.ca or in hardcopy by mail.The brochure outlines the company’s more than two dozen cruise itineraries as well as all the amenities and special experiences awaiting passengers.There are also three new itineraries.The new 12-day Spectacular South of France introduces guests to the estate of Château Meursault and its acclaimed wines; shopping with the chef at a local Avignon food market followed by a cooking class in the ship’s Culinaire; e-bike rides through the countryside; and a private classical concert in the historic Palais des Papes.The eight-day Lower Danube Explorer links two of Europe’s great capitals, Budapest and Belgrade, and highlights the local cultures in places such as Kalocsa, Novi Sad and Belgrade.And the new 15-day Christmas Wonderland brings back yesteryear’s traditions of the holiday season. Sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest, guests enjoy numerous Christmas Markets, some dating back hundreds of years, roasted chestnuts and glühwein, traditional crafts, Midnight Mass and an abundance of holiday cheer.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongFly Free, Fly for $295 or Fly for $495 offers are available on select luxury all-inclusive river cruises with most of the eight- to 15-day sailings in Europe and Russia offering the free air version.Celebrating the decennial performance of the Passion Play, Scenic is offering a series of six- to eight-day touring itineraries between May 20 and Sept 21, 2020, which include tickets to the play and a seamless link to a selection of river cruise itineraries including Rhine and Danube sailings.Scenic also offers land extensions on many of their sailings. New in 2020 is Basque Highlights – a four-day exploration of Spain’s Bay of Biscay coastline that takes in Biarritz in France and Spain’s San Sebastián and thriving city of Bilbao, that can be added to the Bordeaux river cruises. Other possibilities include Paris, Prague, Transylvania, Monte Carlo, Turkey, Switzerland, Madrid, Berlin and Lisbon.Scenic now has 15 ‘Space-Ships’ sailing the world’s rivers. In 2019, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching this year for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencySee scenic.ca, call (866) 689-8611 or email info@scenic.ca for more details. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website. Scenic’s 2020 European brochure has 3 new itineraries & airfare dealscenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: River Cruise, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours Sharelast_img read more