Federal candidates take on housing concerns in forum

first_imgNDP candidate Leah Gazan is taking on Liberal incumbent Robert-Falcon Ouellette.She rebutted Carr’s statement saying big dollar amounts don’t always address the issues.“On the ground, in fact, that only amounts to a house and a half or less than a house depending on how remote the community is,” she said.Things took a turn when Gazan called out the Liberals for, “bailing out a pipeline by $4.5 billion,” she said referring to the purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project last year.“If people were serious about homelessness and ending homelessness…they could have taken that money and invested in people,” said Gazan.Gazan brought up the purchase of the pipeline several times throughout the night before Carr reminded the panel they were there to talk about housing.“If you want to expand this debate to talk about climate and energy policy…I’m glad to do it but it would be a distraction from the major issue that we’re here to discuss,” said Carr.Part of the night included a question and answer portion with audience members.Katherine Thomas, who introduced herself using her spirit name Earth Old Woman, reiterated the need for more housing on traditional lands.“We’re not thriving here,” she said referring to Indigenous people who live in the city. “The system set up here is brutal to our people…and when we go back to our lands we heal and we thrive.”The CHRA estimates one in 15 Indigenous peoples living in urban and rural settings are homeless, compared to one in 128 for the non-Indigenous population.Gazan was the only one to respond to the suggestion, “if the community decides that we want to have houses built on land, we want to have houses built on our traditional trap lines then we have an obligation to work with communities.”Gazan is running in the Winnipeg Centre riding. She is also the partner of former NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who was in the audience. Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsHousing for Indigenous people living on and off reserve took centre stage during a forum in Winnipeg Wednesday night.Several local community-based organizations hosted the event to highlight the need for more social housing not just in the province but across the country as well.According to the national non-profit organization Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), more than a million people live in approximately 600,000 subsidized homes in Canada, Three of the four major parties shared their platforms.Green candidate Andrea Shalay said if elected her party would implement a minister of housing.“We know that this is a national problem,” said Shalay, who is one of the candidates in Winnipeg Centre.“Creating a minister position is a great way of making sure that something is getting government focus.”(Green candidate Andrea Shalay, left, Leah Gazan who is running for the NDP and Liberal MP Jim Carr. Photo: Brittany Hobson/APTN)Both the NDP and Liberal candidates also committed to creating a minister of housing position during a lightning round of yes or no questions.Winnipeg South Centre incumbent Jim Carr was there for the Liberals.Carr, who was also the Minister of International Trade Diversification, promised those advocating for affordable housing would have easier access to government, “so that we have a better understanding on the ground of the kind of hardships that people are suffering when they don’t have affordable housing.”Carr also highlighted previous investments the Liberals made toward housing on First Nations, including $1 billion set aside in 2017 for on-reserve infrastructure including housing, water treatment systems, health facilities and other similar projects. Maïtée Saganash, daughter of Saganash, was also in the audience and took some time to exchange words with Carr regarding Bill C-262 and child welfare issues.“At this point drop the reconciliation lines. The Canadian Tribunal of Human Rights proved that you’re actually discriminating [against] First Nation children, so drop the reconciliation lines. What is your plan? What are you doing?” she probed.Carr said he would not stop working toward reconciliation.“Your government may not be able to move down that road at a pace that is comfortable or is satisfying to some, but no I won’t stop. Are you blaming the Federal Liberal government for the votes of five Conservative senators? You and I can have a longer conversation down the road about that.”No candidate from the Conservative party attended despite an invitation from organizers.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more

Retail inflation at 4month high of 257 in Feb as food prices

first_imgNew Delhi: Retail inflation jumped to a four-month high of 2.57 per cent in February due to costlier food articles, according to official data released Tuesday. The Consumer Price Index-based inflation for January was revised down to a 19-month low of 1.97 per cent from earlier estimate of 2.05 per cent. The retail inflation number for February 2019 is the highest since October 2018 when it stood at 3.38 per cent, the data released by the Central Statistics Office under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) showed. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepFood inflation was lower at (-) 0.66 per cent in February against 3.26 per cent in the same month last year. The retail inflation in February 2018 was at 4.44 per cent. On monthly basis, consumer food price index moved up by 0.15 per cent in February against January 2019. Protein-rich items such as meat & fish and eggs witnessed a quick rise prices at 5.92 per cent and 0.86 per cent respectively in February. Prices of cereal and products went up at 1.32 per cent. Prices of fruits (-4.62 per cent) and vegetables (- 7.69 per cent) continued to decline in February. In January, the prices declined 4.18 per cent and 13.32 per cent respectively. In fuel and light category, the rate of price rise slowed to 1.24 per cent from 2.20 per cent in January.last_img read more

UN agency and pharmaceutical firm launch initiative to combat cancer in Africa

The project, Education for Cancer in African Regions (EDUCARE), a novel joint effort by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Swiss-based Roche, is to be piloted in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.It will facilitate exchange of knowledge and skills, both at the healthcare provider and country-wide level. Training will be provided by an online training resource centre, known as the Virtual University for Cancer Control (VUCC), the first such platform for health workers across the continent.It is linked with the IAEA’s wider initiative to build regional training networks in cancer control and a Virtual University for Cancer Control (VUCCnet) in Africa. The IAEA is working in collaboration with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and other international partners to develop the VUCCnet across Africa.“As a leader in oncology, Roche believes that its strengths, expertise and resources can be used to improve the quality of oncology training and education in the poorest countries in the world,” said Maturin Tchoumi, General Manager Roche South Africa. “There is a real lack of basic education in oncology in Africa. By contributing our skills and competencies on the ground, Roche can make a real and sustainable improvement,” he added.The new public-private partnership reflects a shared concern over the increasing cancer burden in sub-Saharan Africa, a region of the world where cancer rates are growing rapidly. Cancer now accounts for 12.5 per cent of all deaths worldwide, more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. By 2020, there are expected to be 15 million new cases of cancer every year, 70 per cent of which will be in developing countries.The lack of trained health-care workers in oncology in sub-Saharan Africa has been cited as one of the key barriers to improved healthcare.In addition to financial support, Roche and the IAEA will work towards utilizing the expertise and skills of Roche employees by facilitating and implementing the education and training initiative.The partners have committed to a five-year plan, working together to achieve wider participation from health-care workers in the four countries involved in the project. EDUCARE aims to reach over 200 health-care workers in the first year of the programme.The programme will be governed and managed by an expert steering committee of representatives from Roche, the IAEA and WHO. 28 April 2010The United Nations atomic energy agency and the pharmaceutical firm Roche today launched an initiative to help combat a growing cancer epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. read more

Condemning terrorist attack in TelAviv Annan says it must not derail peace

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today condemned in the strongest possible terms tonight’s terrorist attack in Tel Aviv and urged Israelis and Palestinians not to let what called “this morally reprehensible act” derail the resumption of the peace process. “The Secretary-General calls on all concerned to exercise maximum restraint and begin the implementation of the Road Map that will be presented shortly,” a spokesman for the Secretary-General said in a statement released at UN Headquarters in New York late on Tuesday. Mr. Annan also reiterated his appeal to the Palestinians to pursue non-violent policies and urges the Palestinian Authority to make every effort to stop these terrorist acts against Israelis. “The Secretary-General remains convinced that there is no alternative to a political solution of the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the statement said. read more

New Nordberg NP13 impact crusher offers increased efficiency

first_imgMetso is introducing the new Nordberg® NP13 impact crusher to the market, the newest addition to a field-proven range of NP Series impact crushers. “Designed for increased safety and performance, NP13 is the perfect choice for secondary and tertiary applications.” The new Nordberg NP13 uses the same design as the NP15 but for smaller capacity requirements.“Performance, profitability and maintenance of the crushing plants are at the heart of this new crusher,” says Vincent Schmitt, Metso’s Product Manager for NP Series impact crushers. To improve crushing efficiency and produce more end products with less recirculation load, the NP13 features a steeper feed angle. This increases material penetration into the rotor and makes the discharge curve less sensitive to blow bar wear, enabling more consistent end products over time without having to change blow bars.The NP13 accepts feed material up to 350 mm and can be equipped with a 315 kW motor on a single drive. Its maximum throughput capacity is up to +20% more than that of the existing NP1213, and it can be installed on a lighter steel structure. The number of different side liners has been cut by nearly half compared with the NP1213.  The NP13 only requires seven different liners. “This clever wear part arrangement means more flexibility in the use of the side liners and less need for parts in stock.”Thanks to Metso IC crusher automation, product quality is both predictable and consistent. The Metso IC crusher automation system is available for the NP13 as well as for all of Metso’s crushers to give accurate control of the crusher parameters for a high-quality product and improved plant profitability. The wide selection of blow bars “ensures that customers always have the right tool, regardless of the abrasiveness of the crushed material. Metso’s triple-wedge blow bar attachment system is the easiest on the market and provides a very rigid assembly that allows the use of blow bars with ceramic inserts, even with coarse feed material.”To make maintenance safer and easier, NP13 has a new two-part rear frame that combines safety with easy, wide access. The operator can choose which way to open the frame, depending on where access is required. The removable breaker plate cassette on NP13 ensures the safe replacement of breaker plate liners. This patented innovation consists of a removable assembly so that the breaker plate liners can be changed in a safe place outside the crusher. An additional spare cassette can be prepared in advance to further ease and speed up liner changes.The NP13 maintenance bridge is an innovative and professional solution that provides safe and easy access to both the highest side liners and the rotor. This means that the operator performing the maintenance is always working under safe conditions. The patented Self-Rotation Rotor (SRR) system is the centralised point for the setting adjustment and blow bar change, and further increases safety during maintenance operations. Thanks to its automated turning, the rotor provides a safe environment for changing the blow bars without any risk of injury for the operator.In addition to these benefits, NP13 offers numerous customization options to help customers fit the crusher to their specific technical and business needs. These include a fully hydraulic setting adjustment, third breaker plate, drive equipment, sensors and automatic greasing, among others.last_img read more

East 17s Dublin Christmas concerts what to expect

first_imgI’m all confused, like a child with a choice of toy.(From ‘Thunder’)THE TUNES: Brian’s vocals are shocking.and THE BAND: Okay, it would be unfair to let this go on any further without breaking it to you that one member of East 17 won’t be present. Brian Harvey, who once ran over himself with his own car after eating too many baked potatoes, won’t be making the trip. It appears that when East 17 decided on a comeback last year, Harvey was less than cooperative, failing to turn up for rehearsals and “destroying any chance for success” the band might have had. So it will just be Tony Mortimer, Jon and Terry. They’re the best ones anyway.Image: Regency Hotel THE OUTFITS: I think it’s best to let the pictures do the talking here…They were always wearing coats. They must have been roasting (Duncan Raban/Duncan Raban/EMPICS Entertainment)We really hope Tezzer still has this hat (YouTube/WiggyStHelensUK)More coats. Festive ones this time (YouTube/Brianina82) IF THE TWENTY minute East 17 retrospective that just went down in TheJournal.ie Towers is anything to go by, we think you’re going to want to hear about this.We’ve been indulging in ‘Deep’, remembering which one we used to fancy, and saying things like: THE VENUE: The Regency Hotel is on the Swords road, on the way to the airport. It’s sure to provide all the necessary glamour for East 17 and their fans. There is also a Centra adjacent to the hotel, for all your snacking needs.Image: Google Maps THE LYRICZ: Did anyone else think East 17 were saying “arrestify my chest” in ‘Deep’? No, just us? Ok then. Here are some other lyrical gems to look forward to: Yeah I butter the toast, if you lick the knife.(From ‘Deep’) What’s wrong with that guy’s crotch?Want to know more? Find ‘Stay Another Day’ on YouTube, sit back, and take this all in…East 17 are back together, singing together, dancing together, and they could be doing it at YOUR Christmas party.. . in Dublin.They’ve been booked to play four nights at Dublin’s Regency Hotel this December. Not only will you get a bit of dinner (four courses no less), you’ll also be treated to a “massive” East 17 show, presumably in the hotel’s ballroom.So what can you expect from this nineties extravaganza? We’ve put together this handy list: Outside it’s raining but inside it’s wet.(From ‘Steam’) YouTube/Brianina82YouTube/WiggyStHelensUKAnd er, this one. Nice clapping lads:YouTube/EugeneClarkTempted? We’ll see you there. We’ll be the ones in the puffa jackets and dungarees… roasting.Home and Away’s Brax on nationwide Christmas tour>last_img read more

Get up you fat pig you better go for a run –

first_imgKIERAN BERGIN WASN’T expecting the call. If he had been, it’s unlikely he would have been lazing on the couch tucking into a bag of Maltesers and a bag of popcorn when the phone rang.It was Tipperary selector Michael Ryan. Would he be interested in coming up to train with the senior hurlers?“I said ‘get up you fat pig, you better go for a run,’” Bergin, 27,  remembers and so began the story of his inter-county career.His senior inter-county career, that is. Hailing from a solid GAA background — uncles Jack and Liam captained the Premier hurlers in the 1980s and Galway footballer Joe Bergin is a first cousin — it was hardly a shock that he made the grade at minor level and won a Munster title in 2003.Of that squad, Paddy Stapleton and James Woodlock went on to hurl senior for the county and Shane Long forged a successful football career in the Premier League and at international level.Bergin went the other way and headed off to see the world. Or America, anyway.He’d had a taste for the States since a summer holiday at the age of 18 and after Tipp’s U21 campaign in 2005, he packed the bags and headed for New York for a year.The growing ex-pat community, coupled with a seasonal influx of twenty-somethings on J1 visas, meant there would always be hurling. Bergin got involved with Tipperary New York and, for a while at least, played alongside Joe Canning, Gavin O’Mahony, Ollie Moran and more.Bergin tracks Cillian Buckley in the National Hurling League final (INPHO/Ryan Byrne)Between New York and San Francisco, it would be seven years before he came home. At that stage, he held out little hope of ever hurling for Tipp again.“Lads would be telling me to come home and try. When I pulled the pin to come home, I honestly thought it was too late,” he says of his return in 2012, following a brief detour to south-east Asia. A tussle with Seamus Hickey in the Munster championship semi-final; Tipp lost by three points (INPHO/James Crombie)His performances in the Fitzgibbon and in training convinced Eamon O’Shea to give him a shot. When his debut came, it was a baptism of fire: the final of the National Hurling League against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park.“That actually came out of nowhere. I thought I was getting dropped when Eamon called me.“I was like ‘feck it anyway, I’m getting the curly finger here’ when he called me after the Thursday training session.I genuinely thought I was getting dropped but I was delighted to get the chance.“He was put in a difficult environment,” O’Shea recalled of Bergin’s performance that day.“In the first 5-10 minutes, watching the game, there was a lot of play over that side of the pitch. I think [Kilkenny] scored 1-2, not from him, but the guy just stepped up.” “I had a very bad first season with the club [Killenaule] then. I was playing corner-forward and we got knocked out of the south semi-final. Things weren’t clicking.“Thankfully last year I made a couple of decisions: I dropped off the football team, went college hurling with DIT. I think that’s how I got spotted.”The clincher wasn’t his form with the club or the college though. It was his decision to give up the plastic hurleys he’d been using in America to save money and switch back to the ash.He could feel the difference immediately.I was being a bit tight, I suppose. I didn’t want to be breaking a load of hurleys.“The first day I used the real hurley was before the UL game last February in the Fitzgibbon Cup [2013]. Michael Ryan was at that game and I knew straight away.“I had only bought them before the game and I was pucking around thinking to myself , ‘what was I doing with the plastic hurls?’“When I was hitting with them and the grip goes off them, the accuracy goes and the ball swerves. It’s only a small thing but I think it was probably the pivotal point when my career changed.”center_img It was enough to earn him a Championship debut at the age of 27 against Limerick. Tipp’s Munster campaign was short and sweet and, after breaking a bone in his hand during a club game, Bergin’s summer was over even sooner.“All I can do is give 100% to Tipperary and make sure I mind myself,” he says of his plans for 2014.As a team we’d like to be getting to All-Irelands. With the team of players we have, we’re good enough to be winning All Irelands.“I think last year was a missed opportunity. Small things in Limerick and Kilkenny could have changed those results. But I think the attitude is right and mentally we are going to be a lot stronger.”Davy Fitz, Ger Loughnane and Anthony Daly talk the year in hurlinglast_img read more

The 6 most hated items of clothing on the internet

first_imgIn fact the ulimate Worse Than Crocs moment seem to be:And ultimately:Oh dear, nobody tell this lady:MICHELLE WILLIAMS/AP/Press Association ImagesSeriously:MICHELLE WILLIAMS/AP/Press Association Images‘The Condom Challenge’ is the newest horrifying YouTube trend>7 best reactions to Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank comments> 4. Leggings as a trousersDespite what you may think, it seems that leggings as trousers are not deemed acceptable by many Internet users:Lucy is so confused she forgot to add a question mark to this tweet:Phoebe also asks why but thinks to include a question markAnd fashion writer Poppy Dinsey has reminded us that it’s not a good look and that nude leggings are terrifying5. Pyjamas in publicA very controversial one this but we’ve a found a tweet that proves you can’t wear your pyjamas in publicYou heard the man, boos. It ain’t cute. ApparentlyConsider that the final word on the matter.6. CrocsMichael Conroy/AP/Press Association ImagesDear oh dear.Crocs are seemingly popular but if you want proof that some people don’t like them then you need like no further than the Twitter account Worse Than CrocsUsing Crocs as a kind of “things that are inherently bad” standard it asserts that the following things are worse than the much maligned shoe: IN A LOUISIANA town people wearing trousers that sag too much will now have to pay a fine.It’s an attempt to make people “look decent” across the town of Terrebone Parish.We reckon it’s a bit extreme but there are some clothing choices people make that leave us confused.Not only do they baffle us, they seem to baffle Twitter users who seem to find the popularity of certain items inexplicable.Here are some controversial items of clothing discussed by the good people of the internet.1. Ugg bootsThey’re still insanely popular, presumably because people are so hypnotised by how comfortable they that they don’t realise their feet look like woodland creatures have attached themselves to their body.But the internet is on your case:The World of a Classy Lady / TumblrThey just want to know why:WHY?heiressgrey / Tumblr2. OnesiesOh yes it’s all fun and games dressing like overgrown children.But Anna Kelle who appears on MTV UK’s The Valleys (ask a young person) is on your case, shaming her own friend via Twitter:If the judgement of one of the stars of a Jersey Shore knock-off doesn’t dissuade you then please note this video that shows the true danger of trying to lark about in a onesie:Maddi Young / YouTubeAlso there’s this to deal with:Shudder.3. Denim shortsLook we know it’s nearly “festival season” but we’ve played this denim shorts thing out to death.We’re thinking mainly of the army of denim short clad ladies at every outdoor music event last summer.Don’t take our word for it just ask Twitter:Like, denim shorts (or cut offs if you are an American) are so over:And if the experience of those at US music festival Coachella this weekend is anything to go by, people are reaching their denim shorts limit:last_img read more

Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

first_img TONIGHT: 5 people have died in what the Premier says is Victoria’s ‘worst civil aviation accident in 30 years’. #9News pic.twitter.com/O9jp8dAGF7— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) February 21, 2017 21,689 Views By AFP Short URL A LIGHT AIRCRAFT exploded in a “massive fireball” with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near Melbourne, Australia.The Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into the shopping centre, that was still closed, next to Essendon Fields airport.“Five on the aircraft and looks like no-one has survived the crash,” said Victoria police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane.Victoria premier Daniel Andrews described it as the state’s worst air accident in three decades.The private charter from Essendon, north of Melbourne, to King Island, 55 minutes to the south, came down just short of a major motorway packed with the heavy traffic of early morning commuters.9 News in Australia reports that the four passengers were were US citizens who were headed to Tasmania’s King Island’s on a golf trip.The pilot has been named as verteran airman Max Quarterman.Live television footage showed burned out wreckage, flames and major damage at the shopping centre and adjacent buildings.A column of thick black smoke rose into the air as witnesses spoke of an explosion.“It appears a light plane, which is a charter flight, has impacted the DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) at Essendon Fields,” police minister Lisa Neville said.The centre was not due to open for another hour and the authorities confirmed no one inside was hurt.“There’s also debris that’s been left on the freeway,” she added. Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre The plane crashed not long after take-off. A taxi driver called ABC radio and told of the “massive fireball”.“I saw this plane … when it hit the building there was a massive fireball,” said the man called Jason. 4 Comments Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 7:07 AM Share2 Tweet Email Source: Nine News Melbourne/Twitter I could feel the heat through the window of the taxi, and then a wheel — it looked like a plane wheel — bounced on the road and hit the front of the taxi as we were driving along.Victoria police superintendent Mick Frewen said investigations centred on a “catastrophic engine failure”.The flight made a May-Day call before crashing, he added.A DFO shopworker identified as Ash told Sky News he saw “the fireball go up into the air”, adding it “felt like a bomb had gone off”.“The fire was just so hot we could not get anywhere near it,” he said. “We could see the wreckage, or what was left of it.Blue flashPlumber Michael Howard, 29, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he saw a “blue flash”.“I was … just looking out the window … and then all of a sudden I just saw a blue flash come down and then all of a sudden there was a massive fireball.”“It was like something from a movie,” Howard said.Melbourne fire brigade chief Paul Stacchino tweeted that:“more than 60 firefighters have worked hard to bring the fire … under control. Crews to remain on scene for some time”.The Australian Safety Transport Bureau said it had sent investigators to the scene.Essendon Fields had been closed and all traffic diverted to Melbourne’s two larger airports Tullamarine and Avalon.One side of a major freeway which runs alongside the local airport remained shut to allow wreckage to be cleared.© – AFP 2017 with reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Small plane crashes into shopping centre near Melbourne airport >Read: Elderly German tourists found dead in Australian outback after wandering off path > Feb 21st 2017, 7:07 AM https://jrnl.ie/3250126 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Exode les lois de la physique auraient aidé Moïse à traverser la

first_imgExode : les lois de la physique auraient aidé Moïse à traverser la mer Rouge États-Unis – Carl Drews et son équipe pensent avoir découvert un modèle expliquant scientifiquement l’épisode de la sortie d’Égypte, décrit dans le livre biblique de l’Exode. La division des eaux de la mer Rouge serait selon eux un phénomène naturel, explicable grâce aux lois de la physique. “Moïse étendit la main sur la mer, et Yahvé refoula la mer toute la nuit par un fort vent d’est ; il la mit à sec et les eaux se fendirent. Les enfants d’Israël pénétrèrent à pied sec au milieu de la mer, et les eaux formaient autour d’eux une muraille, à droite et à gauche”. Telle est la scène de la sortie d’Égypte décrite par les versets 21 et 22 du chapitre 14 de l’Exode.Si la capacité de Moïse à diviser les eaux de la mer Rouge peut être remise en question, un fort vent d’est ayant soufflé toute la nuit durant la sortie d’Égypte pourrait bien avoir fait reculer les flots du lac de Tanis. C’est ce qu’explique Carl Drews, l’un des scientifiques à l’origine d’une étude menée au National Center for Atmospheric Research, en partenariat avec l’université du Colorado à Boulder : “Nos simulations correspondent de façon très proche à ce qui est décrit dans le récit de l’Exode”.Ces simulations sur ordinateur, réalisées dans le cadre d’une étude plus large décrivant les interactions entre vents et eaux, montrent que le vent, en poussant les eaux d’un lac ou d’un océan toujours dans la même direction, peut parfois permettre le dégagement d’un passage à sec temporaire, permettant de traverser le plan d’eau victime de ce phénomène naturel à pied. À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumement “Le partage des eaux peut être compris grâce à la dynamique des fluides. Le vent fait bouger les eaux d’une manière qui, conformément aux lois de la physique, crée un passage sûr encadré des deux côtés par les flots. Des conditions qui vont ensuite laisser brusquement les eaux reprendre leur place” ajoute Carl Drews. Si les textes religieux diffèrent quelque peu dans leur description des faits, tous parlent de Moïse guidant le peuple d’Israël hors d’Égypte en traversant la mer Rouge à pied. Les soldats du pharaon, lancés aux trousses des exilés, auraient pour leur part été engloutis par les eaux, soudainement revenues à leur place. L’équipe à l’origine de cette étude pense que cette traversée aurait en réalité eu lieu près de la Méditerranée, au bord du lac de Tanis. Pour eux, à cet endroit, des vents d’environ 100 km/h, soufflant de façon continue pendant une douzaine d’heures, pourraient avoir fait reculer des eaux profondes de 1,80 mètre. “Le passage qui mesurait alors 3 à 4 kilomètres de long et 5 kilomètres de large aurait pu rester ouvert pendant 4 heures”, expliquent-ils dans la revue PLoS ONE.Découvrir une reconstitution du phénomène en vidéo : https://www.maxisciences.com/travers%e9e-de-la-mer-rouge/une-simulation-informatique-pour-expliquer-la-division-des-eaux-decrite-dans-la-bible_art9342.htmlLe 23 septembre 2010 à 12:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Stacey Ervin Jr confirms on social media he has officially parted ways

first_img Trade hopes lift Wall Street The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Facebook Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Kanye West Now Playing Up Next Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcastcenter_img Stacey Ervin Jr. took to Instagram Friday to confirm that reports from last month of his departure from WWE are true.He noted that it was not an easy decision, but it was decision that he felt was right.Ervin, a gymnast signed with WWE in July 2018 and then joined the Performance Center in Orlando. He was best known for high-flying moves seen at NXT house shows. Ervin only appeared in one match on NXT television.  His his last match with the NXT Brand was back on March 8. You can read Stacey Ervin Jr.’s Instagram post below making the confirming his departure:https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwuaae8l3LB/Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 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 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

World Cup tickets still available

first_imgFans can still buy tickets to watch the World Cup matches as tickets are still available for sale for at least 20 matches including England’s Group G opener against Tunisia, according to Daily Mail.With the tournament kicking off tomorrow afternoon when Russia face Saudi Arabia, there are still several group stage matches that have failed to sell out.It appears Volgograd, where Gareth Southgate’s team will start their campaign is struggling to attract crowds.  Although not one of the four matches held in the 45,000-seater stadium will yet be played in front of a capacity crowd. The Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Ekaterinburg Arena and Samara Arena are also not being filled to capacity.Tickets are on sale for four of the first six group matches, while the opening game only sold out on yesterday.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.FIFA admits the lack of sold out stadiums is down to a batch of 120,000 extra tickets which were put on sale last week.Even for England’s game, there are still tickets to see France take on Australia in Kazan on Saturday afternoon, as well as Colombia against Senegal.Saudi Arabia’s clash with Egypt in Group A has the largest amounts of tickets still available, with medium availability in Category 1 and low availability in Category 2.last_img read more

Second challenger to face Vancouver city councilor Stewart

first_imgAlishia Topper Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart has drawn a second opponent.Alishia Topper, 34, announced her candidacy on Tuesday.Filing week starts Monday at the Clark County Elections Office. Candidates may also file online at http://clarkvotes.org.Topper, senior director of development for the Fort Vancouver National Trust, said her priorities are public safety and security, economic viability and sustaining the city’s parks and open spaces.Topper said she supports the Columbia River Crossing.“I see the need for a safe new bridge, but that decision is going to be made in Olympia before this election,” Topper said. If state lawmakers approve funding and the megaproject stays on schedule, Topper said, the council needs to address concerns about what impacts construction will have on downtown businesses.“If we don’t build the bridge, we’re going to have to have a plan for how we are going to move forward,” she said.Topper and her husband, Ryan, live in the Hough neighborhood. She serves on the governing boards of Columbia Credit Union, Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center, Vancouver’s Downtown Association and the Rotary Club of Vancouver Metro Sunset.last_img read more

Chloe Flower Is Redefining Classical Music With Some Help From Cardi B

first_imgExactly, right? Yes, definitely. I think that in all industries, not just music, and when you talk about producers, like I want to be a producer. I want to do female producing. There is such a small number of female producers, female classical musicians, and on top of that, musicians of color, of course. It’s like, you know, I remember when I first studied at Manhattan School of Music, my first  piano teacher during my first month with him, looked at me and he said, “Oh, you play like a man.” You just reminded me of that. I actually hadn’t thought about that since I was 12. So he said, “You play like a man.” And I was like, “What does that mean?”  You also played a Liberace piano for the Cardi performance, right? And I remember thinking, “Oh my God, I’m so excited.” My mom was there and she was like, “You played like a man, but you have small hands. That means you played really well.” And like I usually never thought about that but right now, but that kind of stereotype that’s embedded in a culture, embedded in a profession, like that needs to change. And so I think yeah, thanks for reminding me of that. Yeah. Classical music is, in many ways, inaccessible. So it’s inaccessible financially like it’s very expensive to go to the opera. And not only just buy a ticket, you know, your cheapest ticket can be $200. But then also people have to dress up when they go. It’s not like, people are dressed up when they go to opera. And then you have the element of finance that involves you have to wear nice clothes. You can’t wear sweats, you can’t wear jeans. And then also it’s visually, it doesn’t have that pop mainstream aesthetic. It’s like it can be seen as sterile, old, and boring. So I think that me in a different kind of outfit coupled with the kind of music it is, that, that can help change the stereotype of the classical musician. Which is a true stereotype. What is your favorite thing about the piano? You’ve been loaned a very famous piano: a Liberace piano. How did that happen? So you have these kids who are all of a sudden becoming more confident, more disciplined. They have an identity. Their family relationships are becoming stronger. They have their parents coming to see them perform and they’re proud. So then the community gets stronger. And so they have all of these benefits that actually are root causes of entering human trafficking. So in that way, music education is really, in a real way, able to overcome material poverty, which is the main cause of human trafficking. So when I realized that, like that become perfect for me because I can combine both things and not have to separate them anymore. The fierce performance by both Flower and Cardi would be one of the most talked about performances of the night. While it may have been the first time most pop music fans became aware of Flower, who grew up in Pennsylvania and began taking serious piano lessons at the age of 12, she’d been making waves on social media for a while, most notably by performing covers of pop and hip-hop hits like the “Despacito” remix by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, as well as “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar.The instrumentalist, who is also a businesswoman and an activist (Flower is passionate about using music education as a means of preventing human trafficking), had one goal that night, and it’s the same goal she strives for every day: to show audiences that classical music is cool and accessible no matter your economic background. Flower spoke with the Recording Academy about what her experience in the music industry, her activism, performing with Cardi B at the 2019 GRAMMYs, her recent signing with Sony music, her forthcoming album and more.When did you begin playing piano?Well, I started very early. I started piano lessons at two because my parents knew that I was musically inclined just because when I was in the crib, before I could talk or walk or anything, I would recognize certain pieces of classical music that I guess I liked back then. I don’t particularly love them now, but my mom said when a certain theme came on, I’d get really excited and start yelling. [My parents] are not musical in an applied way, they just love [music] as listeners. So I think the most surprising thing, to me, about performing with her is how empowering she was for me as an artist. Like, I stood up there. I’m not her, I’m not famous in any way. You know, I’m like a pianist. And she was so adamant about me having my moment in music and in fashion. I just don’t think there’s a lot of female artists out there or enough female artists out there who are so empowering and would share a stage like that with me. Like I was wearing a completely different outfit the night before the GRAMMY and she stopped the rehearsal and was like, “I don’t like your outfit.” I was like, “Oh wow.” And she told the, she actually told my stylist. My stylist was amazing, Brooklyn Style, and it was a really cool outfit. She told my stylist, Brooklyn, she said, “She doesn’t look couture enough and she’s not gonna stand out enough. I want her to stand out more.” So that was a huge coincidence. I actually flew to Vegas for a completely separate reason and that, I went to what I thought was a yoga retreat. But it ended up being kind of a Burning Man type situation. And I don’t drink and like that, I don’t do drugs. So I was like this is not the right place for me. So I called my Uber driver … I was like, “Take me to The Strip.” And then when I got The Strip, I was like, “I’m not gonna waste this night, this weekend in Vegas. I’m gonna try and make it worth it.” So I googled Liberace. I was like, I think he’s from here? Or performed here? I wasn’t sure. I googled it and found the information for the president of the foundation. His name is Jonathan Warren. And I just, I wrote a comment on their website or emailed and was like, “I’m in town for one night. Would love to meet you and get some inspiration, see some of Liberace’s stuff if you have time before I leave.” So on the way to the airport, I met with him at the new museum. And the rest is history. You are continuing to do big things post-GRAMMYs. You signed with Sony in February, right? You do so much. You also identify as an activist. Talk to me about the issues. I know you mentioned music therapy, music education. Talk to me about the issues you advocate for and how you use your platform for change. Going off your point, so many famous pianists that a lot of people think about, you’ve mentioned like Rachmaninoff, a lot of them are white men. And here you are, a woman of color, killing it.  But having said that, the environment in our culture, as you know from the #MeToo movement, it can be hard for a woman to be in a studio, especially a woman who has not established herself, like myself, can get hit on or can get sexually harassed. So I think that’s definitely a factor for women when they’re trying to work and stay professional. But also, for whatever reason, I don’t know exactly why, but there are very few female producers and most of the top producers are men. But there are a lot of female songwriters, but not necessarily beat makers and producers. So when I worked in Kenny’s studio, I was able to watch all of his producers, who are very professional. I get to sit with them. I don’t ever feel uncomfortable. So I would sit with them for like six hours and watch them program drums and learn how to do it by watching. And then I would watch YouTube tutorials on how to use Logic and how to use Pro Tools. And then I would ask questions to my engineer, Paul Boutin, he’s been with Kenny over 20 years. And if I had a question I couldn’t figure out on YouTube, I would ask him and I had that comfortable space to do so and to not feel any type of way. Twitter Email Yes. That piano is inside the museum in Las Vegas. And so when I was doing the rehearsals, I was like, “It’s Cardi B.” She’s wearing Thierry Mugler rhinestones. I was like, “Maybe you guys should use the Liberace piano because it’s the rocky crystals. And it would just be cooler to see onstage. I think it could be like a moment.” And they loved the idea and so they shipped it out from Vegas. Right now, meditation has become such a huge thing. It’s becoming more and more mainstream. I think that for me, music has become a form, it has always been rather a form of meditation for me. And I remember, I had a couple of friends who passed away when I was younger and I used to just play piano and it really helped me get through my emotions. It was like an emotional outlet for me growing up. And I don’t ever get angry, I don’t ever yell, I’m not like a super aggressive person. And I attribute a lot of that ability to express my emotions through music, I attribute that to me being a pianist because I think it’s really a form of therapy and rehabilitation and also just meditation. Even when I’m practicing. Just because of the harmony, the physiological response that the body has on when you’re not just listening when you’re not just playing, but also just even listening. You know, my publicist, Lauren Ceradini, she introduced me to Marsha St. Hubert, who is a VP at Atlantic and part of Cardi’s team at Atlantic Records. And she saw my Instagram … we only met once, maybe twice. And when the time came for the GRAMMY performance, they wanted to maybe have a pianist. So I don’t know if you’re familiar with the music video, but there was a moment where Cardi’s playing piano or sitting at the piano, rather. And so Marsha suggested me to Tanisha Scott and Cardi. Tanisha Scott is Cardi’s creative director … and they looked at my Instagram and they were like, “Oh, you think she’ll do it?” And they called me and then I was like, “Yeah.” Like, of course. So that, I was so lucky in that way. And so because of that, my nickname became Chlo Tools because they’re like, “Oh, you taught yourself how to use Pro Tools.” So they started calling me “Chlo Tools” because I was engineering my own projects. And yeah. So then I was like why aren’t there so many female producers? Like I would love to one day open a studio of just all like badass female producers, female writers, and female instrumentalists. Like I think that would be like the best place ever. Because that’s how my career started, was like empowerment with Cardi and Tanisha and Lauren Ceradini and Marsha. It’s like Brooklyn Styles. There’s an all-female team. And so I think that it would be cool to have that and to have space for women to go to and feel safe. News So was the Cardi performance your first major pop performance? Facebook I think I’ve been very lucky that my parents raised me to, they told me I never have to do anything for, for instance, the money, right? So I said no to a lot of label deals. I turned down a lot of label deals and a lot of money because I believe in my sound. I didn’t want to do anything that was corny. I didn’t want to do anything that was gimmicky. And a lot of people in marketing and music, they’re like, “Oh, do this because this is gonna sell records for a month.” And I was like, “No, that’s really corny sounding.” And for me, that kept me on the right path. That led me to where I am now because I’m true to my opinion and my heart and my sound. And so I think that that was the biggest thing, was that I didn’t have to deviate from my musical ethic and waited nine years.  Meet the instrumentalist who performed alongside Cardi B at the 61st GRAMMY Awards Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Mar 26, 2019 – 1:59 pm Moments before taking the stage for her most visible performance to date, in front of 22 million people, to be exact, Chloe Flower was understandably nervous. The GRAMMY-winning instrumentalist was about to play alongside Cardi B at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.”When I got offstage, I was mortified, I was like, I think I looked at the camera. Like, a lot,” she says over the phone. “And I was like, I don’t even know why because I never did that during the rehearsals.”Wearing a Fouad Sarkis-designed couture dress fit for a 17th-century queen while playing a crystal-covered Liberace piano, Flower’s now-famous look into the camera at the start of Cardi’s “Money” performance didn’t appear anxious at all. In fact, it looked more like a challenge to the world, letting it know she had arrived. https://twitter.com/ChloeFlower/status/996446756211707904 Chloe Flower Is Redefining Classical Music (With Some Help From Cardi B) The music industry can be very cutthroat for any artist. Specifically for a pianist, what are some of the challenges you face?center_img I’m making an album and it’s gonna be a big album. So it’ll be 24 songs. And I’m working with Tommy Brown and Anthony Jones … They’re producing it and it’s gonna be piano with beats, and also there’s gonna be a b-side of just pure strip downs. Still looking at instrumentals. I’m kind of like, covers and originals and some classical. Music that you can relax to or sleep to or study to or have dinner parties to or just listen to passively. But just a stripped down version, you know? So the first single is going to be dropping in April. So it’ll either be, I think we’re trying to do it before Coachella, so it’ll probably be either before Coachella or right after Coachella. And it’s going to be a single produced by, again, Tommy and Anthony. It’s gonna be piano with beats, and it’s gonna be so fun. A perfect match, especially as Cardi, has said she loves Swarovski crystals on her nails. That’s always been a real goal for me and that’s kind of why I do covers on Instagram. Like I never wanted to do covers, but the young kids keep asking me for them. So I do it really for them. And because they recognize the melody and so they don’t recognize Chopin, they don’t recognize Rachmaninoff. So for them, when they hear a version of Drake, they’re like, “Oh, I recognize that melody, that top line of ‘Hotline Bling.'” But then I do it in a classical way and in heels. And so it becomes more, it resonates better with them.  What empowers you as a musician and what keeps you going despite all the challenges? So one of the most important issues to me, other than music education, is human trafficking, the human trafficking epidemic. And that is something that I started working on in 2006 and initially, I had become aware of the campaign, because this is pre-Instagram, like Twitter had just started, and so I was like people don’t know about human trafficking. So I said, “Let’s do these series of events, like $20 events, raise money for various anti-human trafficking organizations.” People would be like, “What’s human trafficking?” And so that was an awareness campaign that I started. And then by 2012, 2011, people started to know about it a lot more through social media and celebrity activists, like Ashton Kutcher was very vocal about it and Demi Moore, at the time they were together. So a lot of different celebrities were coming together and being vocal. So then it switched. Yeah, definitely. I didn’t realize how big the moment was gonna be, but I knew that it was gonna be something. I knew that I was going to be seen because I had the solos. What I really wanted to accomplish was to show the entire audience and whoever was watching me that classical music can be cool and to inspire young kids to want to learn an instrument. Because I don’t think that they would have ever seen a pianist onstage with a rapper in that way. And that’s specially a moment where I could actually inspire. Even if it’s one person, like one kid to like, “Oh, maybe I want to learn the piano.” And to really make an impact on music education. So that was, and I know that sounds corny. I don’t know how to say it in a non-corny way.  The moment that I really decided to take it seriously was when I was 12. I drove past the piano competition on the way to a shopping mall in Virginia and I stopped there and I was like, “Oh my gosh, there’s a piano competition. What’s a piano competition?” Because we didn’t have that in Pennsylvania, to my knowledge. And so my mom drove me there and we went into the school and I met the winner. The girl who won first place was actually my age. And so I was like, “I want to play like you. You’re so much better than me.” I like literally went up to them, was like, “Hi, do you want to be my friend?” And I asked her for the number of her piano teacher and she gave it to me and she was so sweet. And I started studying with her piano teacher. I know, girl, as the gate was coming up, I started playing before the gate came up and they counted me in. And I started playing and I was like, right before they counted me in, I was like oh my God, why am I doing this to myself? And then the gate comes up and I just black out. I just, I start and it’s like you just have to be. I’m like also an Academy Award-winning actress. Like I’m like, I’m an actor. If you can’t show it, you know? Because the energy of the audience don’t see that. So I just black out, I don’t know. But I was very nervous. And then I also, musically, that was aesthetical. And musically, I had written three solos for myself. And they had, some of the team had taken out my second solo and made it shorter and smaller. And she was like, “Where’s Chloe’s piano?” She was like, “I want to hear more Chloe.” And she made them add it back in. So she like, she wanted me to have that moment and she wanted to share the stage with me. And then even afterwards, you know, all that press happens and I was like, “Oh my God.” Like every headline, like Time Magazine was like, “Chloe Flower stole the GRAMMYs.” You know? And it was like, “[Cardi] might be mad.” And then after the performance, she called me, her team called me, they’re like, “Cardi B’s looking for you. She wants you to come to this dinner.” And when I got there, she’s like, “Oh my God! Did you see? You’re all over Twitter.” And she was like, “Ah!” Like jumping up and down hugging me for like five minutes, so happy for me. Like that kind of female empowerment and the whole vibe, the whole energy of the whole team was like that. And it was really very nice experience for me. Meet Cardi B’s GRAMMY Night Pianist, Chloe Flower chloe-flower-redefining-classical-music-some-help-cardi-b I signed with them, yeah, actually I signed the contract on Friday before the GRAMMYs . So I signed with Sony the Friday before the GRAMMYs and I basically decided to sign with them beforehand. I didn’t, I was just, I was so excited. I had been shopping labels for nine years and I knew where I wanted to be. I love Sony Masterworks. I had met with the team. They were so amazing. I was like nothing is going to change on Monday morning. Like if this is the biggest performance of my life, I’m still gonna want to be there. I’m still gonna want to be part of that team. So I made a real conscious effort and decision to get that contract signed before the GRAMMYs to show my label I’m serious about being with you guys. Because a lot of people were like, “Don’t sign until after the GRAMMYs because you’re gonna blow up and like you can get a better deal.” And I was like, “No, that might be true, but I want to be with them and I think it would be so great to have a press release happen Monday morning if I do blow up. And that would be great for the label. It would be great for me.” We quickly kind of created this relationship and I said, “Let me help you with fundraising and doing stuff for music and music education.” Because I’m a huge music education activist. So I said, “I will help you raise money or I’ll help you get the word out, I’ll tag you in stuff.” And then like a year or two later, I was like, “Why is that amazing piano not, like no one sees it?” It’s in a room somewhere off way, way outside the strip of Vegas. And I was like, “I think that that piano should be in my living room.”  And so I asked him if I could borrow it for a few years. So we did a three-year contract. So then in 2012, I was like let’s start focusing, like to myself, I’m like let’s start focusing on prevention. And then what I found was that music education is a major tool of prevention against human trafficking. And I learned that when I had to give my first, kind of like the GRAMMYs, my first-ever public speaking speech was at the United Nations. And I was like writing this speech like oh my God, why do I have to, I wish I could just perform, why do I have to talk? But I said yes because I love a challenge. So I put together. I was like wow, these are the reasons that girls enter human trafficking. They don’t necessarily have a sense of identity, they don’t have a sense of nobility, they don’t have a sense of community. They come from extreme poverty in most cases. And so what I found was that music education programs, specifically orchestral programs, in schools for young kids, they actually provide all of those things. She ended up making history that night when she won Best Rap Album. How was it being a part of her big night? Oh my God, yes, definitely. And I was joking to Kenny, Babyface, I call him Kenny ’cause that’s his actual name. But I was joking to him that, I was like, “I really wanted to perform with like, you know.” I said with Cardi, actually, I said, “I want to perform with Cardi or Ariana or Beyoncé one day.” And he was like, “Now you’re doing it.” And I said, “But why does it have to be at the GRAMMYs?” Like literally in front of millions and millions of, for the first time, performing pop in a way that, you know, I look like that when I’m in the studio producing and writing and when I’m performing. I kind of look like that. Not necessarily that big, but like you know, Tanisha is obviously the creative director with like, “What you’re doing is great.” She didn’t choreograph me, she’s like, “Just do it bigger. Go harder.” She’s like, “When you’re onstage, you’re gonna look small. So you have to go even bigger.” So I did everything I normally do exaggerated. Like I had never done that live. I was like, and in front of that many people and I was like if people might hear. I was like what are people going to think? Am I gonna look crazy? So it was really, I was a little nervous. When I got on stage, I was mortified, I was like, I think I looked at the camera. Like a lot. And I was like, I don’t even know why because I never did that during the rehearsals. How did you calm your nerves? Because you looked so professional! What’s next for you? Are you currently making an album? Do you think some people associate classical music with an older crowd?  My biggest challenge as a pianist, as a solo pianist, is, before the GRAMMYs, people didn’t know what to do with me. I have been trying to do this kind of music for nine years. And the only person that really understood me was Babyface and that’s why he signed me nine years ago. And as a pianist, when you’re an instrumentalist and you don’t have a vocal, it’s not a mainstream genre. So people are like, “Well, what do I do with you? What do you mean you’re doing piano with beat? What do you mean you’re wearing heels and feathers?” So the challenge has become trying to really make instrumental music popular again. Because it has been popular in the past. Liberace was very popular … again a [white man.] But still, instrumentalists and brought instrumental music to the forefront and brought it to the mainstream. And Liberace brought it to television. So that kind of thing, you know, that really, I think the biggest challenge is trying to bring it back in a way that’s not an old white man. How did the Cardi collab happen? NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 11, 2019 – 11:38 am Cardi B “Money”: 2019 GRAMMY Performances https://www.instagram.com/p/BvPc7U7gTqx Are you thinking about touring? I’m able to produce an album, like I’ve been doing my album for nine years because I haven’t had the ability to really work with the right producers who understand the type of music that I’m trying to make. And finally, because of the GRAMMYs, I’m working with Anthony Jones, and Tommy Brown from [Ariana Grande’s] “7 Rings” and “Thank U, Next.” They’re producing my whole album. And they probably wouldn’t have worked with me had it not been for the GRAMMYs. And they may have not worked with me if I had done a techno album in 2012 like somebody wanted me to do, but I said no to, you know? They may be like she’s kind of corny. So just, I think staying true to your art and staying true to what you believe in. I think that’s been a big part of why I’m here today.RELATED: Behind The Board: Lynne Earls Shares How Working With K.D. Lang & Others Taught Her Instinctual Music-MakingYou’re also a producer. What made you want to produce and what do you think it means to be a female producer today? The GRAMMYs is a huge night. A lot of people tune in. When you found out that you were going to be sharing the stage with Cardi and even just performing, did you have a goal in mind? Did you have something where you were like if anyone takes anything away from this performance, it’s this? Being a female in the music industry in itself, I’ve been so lucky because I think because I signed to Baby, I went straight from classical music to Babyface. And Babyface has a very PG studio environment. Nobody in our studio even has, like Kenny (BabyFace) has drank alcohol before or my engineer has had alcohol before. Everyone else that works in our studio has never even tried alcohol. It’s like there are no girls in the studio. It’s like almost funny, like there’s never girls, doesn’t have parties. It’s not the traditional studio setting. So I’m a woman in the music industry. I have been very sheltered and protected from what people perceive to be the standard studio look, like you know, a rapper or a pop artist studio.   Definitely. Right now my primary focus is really the music. We’ve been doing 15 hour days in the studio with very few breaks. Like, sometimes I don’t even drink water, which is bad, because I’m like I don’t even want to take a pee break. Like I will be dehydrated ’cause of no time. But yeah, definitely. I think once we finish the album we get like the sound right, yes, 100% a tour.Music Makers & Execs Discuss Collaboration, Culture & The “Power In Femininity”Read morelast_img read more

Events In Houston To Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King Jrs

first_img________5- Death of a King: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years LaterAn event where the community focuses on some of Dr. King’s last initiatives before his assassination. $10 per person. Date: April 4, 2018.Tickets: $10 per person. Buy tickets here. Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Location: 3611 Ennis St, Houston, TX 77004. ________Wednesday, April 4, 20182- Community Music Center presents an MLK Memorial ConcertCommunity Music Center of Houston presents a musical remembrance performance. The concert will feature spirituals and a large work for orchestra. There will be performances by choir, soloists, and narrator. Free event. Date: April 4, 2018.Time: At 12 p.m. Location: Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church,  3826 Wheeler Ave, Houston, TX 77004. ________3- UH Commemorates 50th Anniversary of MLK AssassinationA conversation with Reverend Dr. William A. Lawson Founding Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, as he discusses the civil rights movement, his personal relationship and journey with Dr. King. Free event. Date: April 4, 2018.Time: 5:15 p.m. Reception | 5:55 – 7:30 p.m. ProgramLocation: UH A.D. Bruce Religion Center, 3800 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004. ________4- Black Heritage Society presents 50th Annual MLK Candlelight MemorialJoin the Black Heritage Society on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Free event. Date: April 4, 2018.Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Location: MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77021. Sharecenter_img – / 5The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination is Wednesday, April 4, 2018.King was supporting striking sanitation workers when he went to Memphis in 1968 to lead a peaceful march. He was talking with friends on the balcony of Lorraine Motel on April 4 when he was struck by a rifle bullet and killed.Across the country and here in Houston, civil rights groups, and more will host events to honor the anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death.Events across the Houston area: Tuesday, April 3, 20181- The Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority presents; How Far Are We from the Mountaintop?Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Assessing the State of Houston’s Black Community 50 Years Later- Policing and Gun Violence.​ Presented by the Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Free event. Date: April 3, 2018.Time: At 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Location: Palm Center, training room 101. 5330 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77021last_img read more

Chemists devise means to use bacteria to encode secret messages

first_imgFluorescence images of BL21(DE3)pLysE fluorescent strains after growth and induced FP expression by IPTG. Image (c) PNAS, see doi:10.1073/pnas.1109554108 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Theoretical physicists offer explanation of how bacteria might generate radio waves More information: InfoBiology by printed arrays of microorganism colonies for timed and on-demand release of messages, PNAS, Published online before print September 26, 2011, doi:10.1073/pnas.1109554108AbstractThis paper presents a proof-of-principle method, called InfoBiology, to write and encode data using arrays of genetically engineered strains of Escherichia coli with fluorescent proteins (FPs) as phenotypic markers. In InfoBiology, we encode, send, and release information using living organisms as carriers of data. Genetically engineered systems offer exquisite control of both genotype and phenotype. Living systems also offer the possibility for timed release of information as phenotypic features can take hours or days to develop. We use growth media and chemically induced gene expression as cipher keys or “biociphers” to develop encoded messages. The messages, called Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM), consist of a matrix of spots generated by seven strains of E. coli, with each strain expressing a different FP. The coding scheme for these arrays relies on strings of paired, septenary digits, where each pair represents an alphanumeric character. In addition, the photophysical properties of the FPs offer another method for ciphering messages. Unique combinations of excited and emitted wavelengths generate distinct fluorescent patterns from the Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM). This paper shows a new form of steganography based on information from engineered living systems. The combination of bio- and “photociphers” along with controlled timed-release exemplify the capabilities of InfoBiology, which could enable biometrics, communication through compromised channels, easy-to-read barcoding of biological products, or provide a deterrent to counterfeiting. Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com Called Steganography by Printed Arrays of Microbes (SPAM), the process is pretty simple. The team first developed seven different strains of the E. coli bacteria that grow in different colors (when bathed in ultraviolet light). They then devised a simple coding scheme based on pairings of the colors to represent letters of the alphabet (and some symbols). Next, they applied the bacteria to a plate of agar (a gelatinous substance that serves as food for the bacteria) where they grew into their respective color types. Next, a sheet of a nitrocellulose type material (that looks pretty much like paper) was pressed over the plate of agar, imprinting it with the bacteria. The result was then dried, causing the coloring attribute to disappear, making it ready for possible placement into an envelope for posting. After some time passed, the paper-like material was pressed onto an agar plate and the bacteria grew once again into their coloring, revealing the coded message.The process is so simple in fact, that it’s a wonder that no one thought to do it until now. Other means for encoding messages, such as stamping them into DNA, are in comparison much more complicated and expensive. The downside to this method of course, is that if someone wishes to intercept the message, it wouldn’t be all that hard to decode the message if they knew that it was bacteria encoded. To get around this problem, the team added fluorescence to antibiotic resistant genes so that the message would only become visible when ampicillin, for example, was introduced. Thus, the would-be snooper would not only need to know which method of coding was used, e.g. bacterial, they’d also have to know which antibiotic to use to reveal the right message. Message makers could even encode a false message for those using the wrong antibiotic.The authors also note that other factors could be engineered into their process as well, such as setting the bacteria to grow at certain times, or to die at others so the message won’t last long. Also, other types of nutrients that are maybe a little harder to find could be used re-grow the bacteria.Also, while such technology has obvious applications in espionage, other uses might be to watermark certain organic material or organisms to prevent counterfeiting. Citation: Chemists devise means to use bacteria to encode secret messages (2011, September 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-chemists-bacteria-encode-secret-messages.html (PhysOrg.com) — In the endless search to develop newer and cooler ways to send messages between people without other’s intercepting them, chemists from Tufts University working together have figured out a way to use a strain of bacteria to encode a message on a paper-like material that can then later be de-coded by the receiver. Manuel Palacios and David Walta, along with their team describe in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, how they did it.last_img read more

Greeks worry about impact of refugee crisis on tourism

first_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk From there, they head to the mainland. Last week, about 2,000 boarded ferries for the mainland with papers allowing them to remain in Greece for up to six months. Most are trying to make their way to more prosperous EU countries, heading overland by foot across Greece’s northern border into Macedonia or trying to sneak onto Italy-bound ferries from western Greek ports.Lesbos’ mayor, who has set up a refugee camp and appealed directly to the European Union for help, said the impact on tourism has so far been limited. Spyros Galinos noted that the port area is no longer full of migrants and ripped up inflatable dinghies.“Today the cruise ship came. The port is clean. It has order and it can receive these visitors,” he said last week. “The blows we could have sustained so far we have managed to avoid.”But just a few days later, local media said a cruise ship refused to dock at Lesbos and changed course for the more northern island of Lemnos, citing concerns over the refugee crisis.Molyvos is one of Lesbos’ top tourist attractions. Located on the island’s northern shore, it is also the closest point to Turkey, making it equally attractive to desperate refugees and migrants from war-ravaged or impoverished countries hoping for a better life in the European Union. The vast majority of those landing in Lesbos are refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and to a smaller degree from some African countries. Many come with their families, with hundreds of children and babies among the arrivals.“This is a new thing for us. We always had migrants here, but never in these numbers,” said Komninos Kalpakis, taking a break while working at his brother’s fish restaurant on the Molyvos waterfront. “I never imagined we would be rescuing thousands from the sea.”The businesses in the harbor “haven’t generally been affected by this issue of the migrants,” Kalpakis said. “Most tourists see them with compassion, with a desire to help if they can.”Not everyone agrees the impact on tourism has been minimal. The main port of Mytilene, which has borne the brunt of the influx, has frequently been packed with refugees sleeping outside while waiting to be processed.Giorgos Papageorgiou owns a hotel opposite the port’s entrance. He said his clients are usually vacationing Turks who arrive by ferry, and that many have stopped coming.“We have a big problem. … They’re causing a lot of damage to the hotel because the clients see this situation, they speak of disease, they speak of dirt … and they’re right. And they say they won’t come back to this place again,” he said. “We’re suffering a lot of losses. We have cancellations.” Sponsored Stories MOLYVOS, Greece (AP) — On the waterfront beneath this village of stone houses cascading down a castle-topped hill, two worlds collide. Tourists saunter along the pier, gazing at the fishing boats bobbing in the harbor. A group of Afghan children who risked their lives to get here on an overloaded dinghy play in the shallow water.Greece’s island of Lesbos, a popular holiday destination for Europeans and Greeks alike, has found itself at the center of a migration crisis. Tens of thousands of people from the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia have traveled to the country’s eastern Aegean islands this year, using them as a gateway to mainland Greece and from there northward to new lives in more prosperous European Union countries. “It is very sad. It goes through my heart for those people and the children who are hungry,” said Dutch tourist Marianna Kuipers. “On the other hand, it’s my vacation and that’s not nice to see.”The refugees “need help very quickly,” she said, before wading into the water to talk to the young Afghans.Tourism is just about the only industry doing well as Greece reels from a vicious financial crisis, and locals and officials are worried about what will happen if the arrivals continue to increase.“There are hundreds of people arriving every day. Soon it won’t be manageable,” said Periklis Antoniou, the head of the Lesvos Hoteliers Association, which uses an alternative spelling for the island’s name. He said that while few tourists are complaining, and some are even helping the refugees, immediate measures are needed.“The summer will pass and the damage to the country will be huge,” he warned.So far this year, nearly half of the 55,000 migrants who have reached Greece by sea from Turkey have arrived in Lesbos, Greece’s third-largest island. More than 25,000 have landed along its northern and eastern coastline, a staggering 620 percent increase over the number that had arrived at this point last year, according to the island’s coast guard. In all of 2014, it said, 11,000 migrants landed on Lesbos. The vital role family plays in society New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 tourists with a scooter pass by Afghan migrants, at the port of Molyvos, also known by its official name Mithymna, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. More than 25,000 migrants have arrived this year in Greece’s third largest island as many locals and officials say the crisis has not yet severely impacted the island’s lucrative tourist industry, a major source of income, and visitors have shown compassion and understanding. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) Top Stories But back in Molyvos, Dimitris Tekes, who owns a small hotel and bustling cafe near the fish restaurant, said none of his clients have said they’ll stay away because of the situation.The refugees “have never bothered anyone,” said Tekes, who is also the general secretary of the island’s hoteliers’ association. But, he added, “it would better if the migrants weren’t so visible among the people here.”There is one thing everyone agrees on: Lesbos cannot cope alone, and desperately needs assistance from the government and from other EU countries, which Greece says must share the burden.“We have no help from anywhere,” said Antoniou, the hotel association head. “They’ve left an island of a few thousand residents to deal with a problem of the whole European Union.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 0 Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywalllast_img read more

Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum

first_imgHawass insisted during the interview that he is focused on writing and has no desire to return to his previous position as head of the country’s antiquities. “People come here every day and ask me to come back… I think I did my duty, and it’s time for me now to publish all that I discovered.”But at the glitzy launch of his latest book earlier this month at a ceremony at a five-star hotel attended by hundreds of Cairo’s elite, he was less guarded about possible ambitions to return.“Maybe,” he said, as a torrent of fans pressed to take photos next to him.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility His trademark wide-brimmed hat and safari vest may be hung up for now, but he is brimming with ideas on how to revive Egypt’s antiquities and bring back tourists after years of unrest.A long-planned new facility out by the pyramids, called the Grand Egyptian Museum, was intended to open this year, but the government says it is short the one billion dollars needed to complete the project.“Government routine cannot work for museums,” Hawass said in an interview in his office, asserting that state bureaucracy is one of the main reasons the current Egyptian Museum has fallen into disrepair. For the new museum, “the directorship, the curatorship, it can be from America, from Germany, from England, from any place in the world. You need this museum to be international.”He also says private, international sponsorship is needed.“If you pay $10,000, I put your name, written on the wall of the museum. If you pay $100,000, I put your name on the facade of the museum. If you build a whole gallery, I will name (the gallery after you),” he said, adding that the government should announce that Egyptian monuments belong to the entire world, not just Egyptians. Four benefits of having a wireless security system In this June 18, 2015 photo, Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former head of antiquities, stands next to his new book, “The legend of Tutankhamun,” as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Cairo. For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity. But four years after the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and nearly ended his own career, Hawass can be found in a cramped office, lamenting the state of the antiquities bureaucracy he once ruled like a pharaoh and dreaming of a new museum whose fate lies in limbo. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Mesa family survives lightning strike to home His name is still associated with many of Egypt’s most famous digs, including grand discoveries such as the Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis in 1999 and the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut almost a decade later. He has long campaigned to bring home ancient artifacts spirited out of Egypt during colonial times, and once said he had managed to recover 5,000 pieces.Zahi was an outspoken supporter of his longtime patron Mubarak, and has praised President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the military overthrow of an Islamist president in 2013 and was elected last year. But that support has not translated into an official role other than promotional work for tourism in Egypt.When asked about the state of antiquities today, Hawass says things have improved over the last year, carefully avoiding direct criticism of anyone in particular. But he points out that there is still theft, mismanagement and corruption — noting two incidents in recent months in which artifacts were found to have been replaced with replicas.“This did not happen before,” he said, adding that in order to prevent such abuses, “we need to restore the people before we restore antiquities,” by boosting employees’ salaries and providing them with health insurance.center_img As to the challenge of moving artifacts from the current museum in downtown Cairo over bumpy roads to the site of the new facility on the city’s outskirts, Hawass says “any TV channel” would pick up the tab in return for exclusive rights to document the artifacts’ restoration and transport. “They will run in competition to do this,” he said.Hawass knows TV. He was once a staple on the Discovery Channel and had his own reality show on the History Channel called “Chasing Mummies,” the promo for which introduced him by saying “100,000 years of history belong to one man… Only he holds the key to the world’s greatest ruins.”The productions earned him droves of fans abroad but led to accusations of grandstanding in Egypt, where he was seen by many as a self-promoter who mistreated subordinates and abused his position for personal gain. He lost his job as head of antiquities after the 2011 uprising and faced corruption charges, of which he was later cleared.But his swashbuckling antics gave a boost to Egyptian archaeology, with fundraising efforts and international tours of King Tut artifacts generating tens of millions of dollars. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help CAIRO (AP) — For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.But four years after the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak and nearly ended his own career, Zahi Hawass can be found in a cramped Cairo office, lamenting the state of the antiquities bureaucracy he once ruled like a pharaoh and dreaming of a new museum whose fate lies in limbo.last_img read more

This years Travellers Choice Gold Choice Award wi

first_imgThis year’s Travellers Choice Gold Choice Award winners will be heading off on an Ecuadorian Amazon Adventure next March that includes a cruise and a rail journey from the Andes to the Pacific Coast.Each year Travellers Choice presents its top 30 performing agencies with Gold, Silver or Bronze Choice Awards, with winners determined by the level of support they provide the network’s preferred suppliers. The top 10 members will embark on their Ecuadorian Amazon adventure with Adventure World, on a custom-made itinerary that includes a three-night Manatee Amazon Explorer riverboat voyage through the Amazon rainforest and ‘Train of the Wonders’ from the foothills of the Andes to Ecuador’s tropical coastal plantations. 2017 Silver Choice Award winners will depart in April for a tour of southern Italy as guests of Back-Roads Touring. The award-winners’ trip will take agents to the Bay of Naples, the ruins of Pompeii, the pastel-hued villages on the Amalfi Coast and the chic island of Capri.Bronze Choice Award winners will celebrate their award by escaping to Samoa in March. The group will travel with Si Holidays to Apia to relax in some of Polynesia’s best properties and explore the lush volcanic island of Upolu, where in the late-19th century Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson owned a beautiful estate.As well as winning spots on dedicated educational trips, recipients take part in exclusive sales incentives and receive service grants worth up to $1500 per agency, which they can use towards the network’s member services.Travellers Choice Managing Director Christian Hunter praised this year’s Choice Award winners for continuing to raise the bar when it comes to supporting the national network’s preferred suppliers.“The combined efforts of our Choice Award winners has once again proved pivotal in helping Travellers Choice optimise the value of our preferred agreements,” says Hunter.“As a result we have been able to once again generate financial rewards that have flowed through to all Travellers Choice members, who remain our Company’s sole shareholders.”2017 Gold Choice Award Winners· Ballina Cruise & Travel, NSW· Discover Travel & Cruise, QLD· Jamison Travel, ACT· Maria Slater Travel, ACT· Oliver Travel, SA· Savenio, QLD & SA· Select World Travel, QLD· Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre, QLD· Weston Cruise & Travel, ACT· Windsong Travel, NSW Travellers Choice’s 2017 Gold Choice Award winners: Mark Brady (Ballina Cruise & Travel, NSW), James Cracknell (Windsong Travel, NSW), Michelle Everson (Jamison Travel, ACT), Tania Norman (Oliver Travel, SA), Denise Falsay (Discover Travel & Cruise, QLD), David Brandon (Savenio, QLD & SA), Deb Long (Weston Cruise & Travel, ACT), Maria Slater (Maria Slater Travel, ACT), Chip Popescu (Select World Travel, QLD), Shayne Williamson (Select World Travel, QLD) and Gillian Connors (Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre, QLD). Gold Choice AwardsTravellers Choicelast_img read more

Traffic the leading cause of noise pollution in Cyprus

first_imgAn estimated 100 million Europeans are affected by harmful levels of noise pollution with traffic by far the major cause, according to a new assessment published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Monday.Cyprus is no exception. More than 400,000 people in Limassol and Nicosia, which were investigated for the research, are regularly exposed to noise levels above the EU’s threshold of 55 decibels (dB) for daily exposure and 50dB for night exposure.The noise is overwhelmingly due to road traffic. Around 240,000 in Nicosia in 2012, when the research was carried out, were overexposed during the day and 180,000 in Limassol. At night, 220,000 Nicosians and 160,000 Limassolians were affected.Industry was the only other factor in excessive noise levels in the two cities, but at much lower numbers – 7,000 during the day and 1,000 at night for the capital and fewer than 2,000 and 6,000 respectively in Limassol.A total of 110,000 people described themselves as annoyed by road noise, 50,000 of them said they were severely annoyed, around the same number were sleep disturbed and 20,000 highly sleep disturbed.Noise from road traffic alone is the second most harmful environmental stressor in Europe, behind air pollution, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The harmful effects of noise arise mainly from the stress reaction it causes in the human body, which can also occur during sleep. These can potentially lead to premature death, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbance and hypertension.In Cyprus, an average of 80 cases per year are hospitalised due to this stressor and 30 even die prematurely because of it, the study found. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoAncestryWhat’s the Most Popular Surname in California?AncestryUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more