Hudsons Hope RCMP Publishes policing report for May

first_imgOn May 17th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and found the driver to have a warrant for arrest.  The driver was arrested and later released on a Promise to Appear in Prince George court on outstanding matters. On May 18th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP, Peace Region Traffic Services and relief RCMP members from across the region, located a theft of fuel in progress on Johnson Creek FSR.  Two suspects were arrested and later released on Promise to Appear in court. Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Hudson’s Hope RCMP wish to remind everyone, especially campers, that proper fire safety will be enforced during the summer.  Please ensure you know your responsibilities for starting, maintaining and extinguishing your fires. To Report a Wildfire;1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cellular phoneFire Information by Phone; HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Cst. William McKenna with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP has published a policing report which says that police responded to approximately 35 calls for service between April 18th and May 20th.Five check-stop roadblocks were conducted in an effort to deter impaired driving and enforce the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations.  Several check-stops were jointly conducted with CVSE officers who issued several violation tickets and remove defective vehicles from the roadway. One impaired driver was located and issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside driving prohibition. 30 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers in April. Hudson’s Hope RCMP in conjunction with Marg’s Mini Mart, have begun their positive ticketing campaign and will be issuing youth free ice cream tickets for positive behaviour. On May 14th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a break and enter into two Atco trailers along Hwy 29 near Farrell Creek.  The file is still under investigation at this time. File 2019-141 refers. For recorded information on campfires, open fire bans and travel restrictions, call toll-free:1-888-3FOREST (1-888-336-7378)Fire Information Online;www.BCWildfire.cawww.facebook.com/BCForestFireInfotwitter.com/bcgovfireinfolast_img read more

Developed countries hit hard by downturn in foreign investment UN reports

19 January 2009Hitting business in the developed world hardest, foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped by over 20 per cent last year and is projected to fall further in 2009, according to a new United Nations report which warned policy-makers to resist calls for more protectionism to aid recovery. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) publication estimated that flows of investment made by corporations outside of their own country have fallen by an average of 21 per cent worldwide to an estimated $1.4 trillion. Unlike the 1997 financial crisis which originated in Asian nations, the current turmoil began in the developed world, with FDI inflows contracting in Europe in particular, with reductions of almost 174 per cent to Finland, 120 per cent to Ireland and 94 per cent to Italy. However, UNCTAD notes that the present crisis is rapidly spreading to developing and transition economies.The agency points to the credit crunch afflicting corporations, both internally, due to a decline in profits, and externally, due to lower availability and higher cost of finance, as well as a general reluctance to risk investing overseas in a time of global recession as the major causes for the downturn in FDI.In the short-term, the negative impacts of the financial and economic crises on international investment flows are expected to continue and contribute to an additional drop in overall FDI through 2009, which will also roll back gains made by developing countries.However, the report, entitled “Assessing the impact of the current financial and economic crisis on global FDI flows,” is hopeful that various positive factors are at work that will trigger a resurgence in FDI.It cites as reasons for optimism the investment opportunities based on cheap asset prices and industry restructuring, relatively large amounts of financial resources available in emerging countries and cash-rich oil-exporting countries, quick expansion of new activities such as new energy and environment-related industries, and the relative resilience of international companies.UNCTAD underscores that any upward swing in FDI depends on a series of uncertain factors such as the speed of economic and financial recovery, the efficiency of public policy in addressing the causes of the present crisis, the return of investor confidence and the ability to prevent protectionist tendencies.“The effectiveness of government policy responses at both the national and international levels in addressing the financial crisis and its economic aftermath will play a crucial role for creating favourable conditions for a new pick-up in FDI,” the report notes.“The challenge is to restore the credibility and stability of the international financial system, to provide stimulus to economic growth in order to prevent the risk of a spiralling depression, to renew a pragmatic commitment to an open economy, potentially put at risk by rising protectionist tensions, and to encourage investment and innovation.” read more

Fire destroys 37 houses

A fire which raged across some wooden houses in Mattakuliya last night destroyed 37 houses, the police media unit said today.The police said that 164 people who were living in the wooden houses have been displaced as a result of the fire. Initial investigations revealed that a bottle in one of the houses may have accidentally caused the fire which later spread across the other houses.Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette) All the displaced people have been temporarily sheltered at a Muslim school in the area. However the police said that there were no deaths or injuries caused by the fire. read more

Global stock markets rally after Fed keeps monetary stimulus in place

BANGKOK – Global stock markets surged Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve unexpectedly refrained from reducing its massive economic stimulus.Not even dour data out of Japan showing a swelling trade deficit could dampen the rally sparked by the Fed’s decision to keep in place its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases, part of its “quantitative easing” approach of pumping money into the financial system to help stimulate the U.S. economy.The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo shot up 1.8 per cent to close at 14,766.18, even though government data showed a bigger-than-expected trade gap. Imports, boosted by higher fuel costs, rose 16 per cent from a year earlier to 6.74 trillion yen ($68.7 billion) while exports gained 14.7 per cent to 5.78 trillion yen ($58.9 billion).Investors had braced themselves for a slight reduction in monthly bond purchases. Instead, the Fed, at the end of its two-day policy meeting Wednesday, announced no timetable for winding down the stimulus and even threw in a note of caution: the U.S. still has not attained adequate levels of job and economic growth.“Employment growth has been very weak … Private sector GDP growth is slowing, not accelerating,” analysts at DBS Bank Ltd. in Singapore said.Investors ignored the Fed’s cautious tone and instead cheered the retention of the stimulus program, which has helped bolster global stock markets.European stocks opened higher. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 1.4 per cent to 6,649.35. Germany’s DAX gained 1.2 per cent to 8,737.84. France’s CAC-40 advanced 1.1 per cent to 4,214.80.Wall Street looked set for more record highs, with Dow Jones industrial futures rising 0.3 per cent to 15,637. S&P 500 futures gained 0.3 per cent to 1,723.50. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 surpassed their previous record highs set on Aug. 2 on Wednesday.Elsewhere, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 1.1 per cent to close at 5,295.50. Benchmarks in Indonesia and Thailand rose 4.7 per cent and 3.3 per cent respectively. The Philippines, India and Singapore also posted strong gains. Markets in South Korea and mainland China were closed for public holidays.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.7 per cent to 23,502.51. The benchmark index was led higher by blue chip property stocks, which rose on expectations that interest rates would remain low, said Linus Yip, strategist at First Shanghai Securities in Hong Kong.The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the U.S. dollar, which also means that interest rates in Hong Kong track the U.S., according to Yip. In its announcement, the Fed repeated that it plans to keep its key short-term interest rate near zero at least until unemployment falls to 6.5 per cent from its current level of 7.3 per cent.“Interest rates may not go up so quickly. So for today, it is good for property,” Yip said.Hong Kong-listed Sino Land Co. soared 8.6 per cent. Henderson Land Development gained 4.2 per cent.Benchmark oil for October delivery was up 51 cents to $108.58 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2.65, or 2.5 per cent, to close at $108.07 on Wednesday.In currencies, the euro rose to $1.3560 from $1.3516 late Wednesday. The dollar rose to 98.81 yen from 98.12 yen.___Follow Pamela Sampson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pamelasampson Global stock markets rally after Fed keeps monetary stimulus in place AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Pamela Sampson, The Associated Press Posted Sep 19, 2013 1:12 am MDT read more

Ohio State hurt over first loss in 2 seasons

Ohio State players react to loss at the end of the B1G Championship game Dec. 7. OSU fell to Michigan State, 34-24.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorINDIANAPOLIS – It had been 705 days since Ohio State’s 24-16 loss to Florida in the Gator Bowl.A new head coach, 24 games and two undefeated regular seasons passed by before the Buckeyes tasted defeat again.Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship Game, No. 2 OSU (12-1, 8-1) fell to No. 10 Michigan State (12-1, 9-0), 34-24.It was the first time since Urban Meyer took over as coach for the Buckeyes that OSU had failed to come out on top.Meyer said after the game that the loss was painful but losing is a part of football.“I just feel we’re all very blessed and fortunate to have these kids on our team. I love that locker room,” Meyer said. “I don’t know. You know, it’s going to haunt all of us I imagine for a little while, but that’s part of the game.”Junior quarterback Braxton Miller has been the starter for every game of Urban Meyer’s tenure, with the exception of two games earlier this season when he was sidelined with an injury. He said the loss is something that OSU has to grow from.“You know, just grow together as a team,” Miller said. “Things happen in games, really don’t go your way. (You’ve) got to come back and fix the mistakes. Keep your head high, come back stronger.”Miller ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns while tallying 101 yards and a touchdown through the air against the Spartans. But it was not enough to push the Buckeyes to victory, as the team gave up 17 straight points to Michigan State to end the game.Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier said the loss hurts all the more because of the consistent success OSU has seen over the past two seasons.“I take every game personally. I put my heart and soul out there every week, every game and it just hurts because we’ve been winning so much and just been doing everything together and been grinding so hard as a group,” Shazier said. “And it just hurt just to lose that game but it also hurt just to lose that game with my brothers and all the stuff we went through, so (we’re) just going to have to go through a little bit of adversity and just get ready.”He added feeling like the team had accomplished so much but with so little to show for it.“It kind of sucks,” Shazier said. “You’ve gone on such a long streak and not being able to finish it off, but our main goal was just to win this Big Ten Championship and whatever goes on goes on after that so we’re just focusing on this game today and we weren’t really worried about our win streak.”After then-No. 1 Alabama suffered a loss the weekend before, the Buckeyes found themselves poised for a shot at a national title if they could beat the Spartans.But with that chance lost, Meyer said he just wanted to accomplish something with this group of players.“I mean does it make the loss harder? No,” Meyer said. “What makes the loss harder is, I really wanted these guys to experience something special. And we are. I imagine there’s a chance we’ll get invited to a great bowl game. If we do, they’re going to get a very good Buckeye football team that’s going to stick together and try to win this game.”With a spot as a BCS at-large team likely for OSU, the team is going to have to rebound from the loss. But that shouldn’t be a problem for the Buckeyes, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said.“These seniors will do a great job. You think back, these seniors have been through a lot of stuff in four years,” Fickell said. “That’s (why) I grabbed (redshirt-senior left tackle) Jack (Mewhort) and some of those guys and just went by them and said, ‘Hey man, I really appreciate what you guys have done over a four-year period and I’ve been with you through a lot of that.’“So this is a journey … and sometimes you rip your chest open, you give it your all and then sometimes you don’t get what you expect in return and that’s a part of life.”Senior running back Carlos Hyde, who has been an important cog in the OSU offense this season, said the loss is something painful and unusual for the Buckeyes.“We hurt right now,” Hyde said. “Like you said, we haven’t lost in almost two years and we’re going to let this one sink in, move on, get ready for whatever bowl game we go play in and get ready for that team.”OSU won’t find out who their next opponent is until Sunday night when the BCS matchups are announced.But redshirt-freshman right guard Pat Elflein said the team has to be ready to move on from the loss, despite the disappointment.“We accomplished a lot, but this is all about how we respond to the next event,” Elflein said. “So we’re going to respond the right way and go get the next one. It’s over with. Gotta put it behind us.” read more

Homeowners urged to put up 5ft electric fences after hungry boars besiege town

first_imgAccording to the Forestry Commission, the responsibility falls on homeowners to put up defences around their home as it has no obligation to protect private property.Instead it has offered solutions, but warns that if one should install a fence or barbed wire around their home, boar have been known to clear heights up to 1.5 metres (5ft) when invading pig pens.With numbers rising by 50 per cent since 2015, locals are calling on Defra and the Forestry Commission to take more responsibility.Councillor Tim Gwilliam of Forest of Dean District Council said: “It’s just not good enough.”While old people are forced to watch the graves of their loved ones being dug up by the boar, they are busy setting up another workshop to talk about.” Wild boar (stock picture) have been causing trouble in Cinderford, Glos Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rev Mike Barnsley next to the damage done by wild boar to the ground in the graveyard at St John the Evangelist Church in CinderfordCredit:Gloucester Live / SWNS Wild boar (stock picture) have been causing trouble in Cinderford, GlosCredit:PA They reappeared in 2004 more than 300 years after their extinction in Britain, when they were illegally reintroduced from farms and released into the wild.Since then, a combination of soaring population, winter food shortages and increasing confidence is emboldening the boar towards an increasingly urban existence, causing rows to break out locally over how best to deal with the situation.People living in the area have since seen them raise havoc despite efforts to curb numbers with annual culls, and residents have been warned not to leave bins out. He added: “They need to do something, not let people fend for themselves.”One was recently chased off a school field in the middle of a housing estate in Cinderford, while another was seen by shoppers in the High Street foraging in waste bins.Last May, one had to be shot by rangers after wandering into the centre of Coleford amid fears it could harm the public or cause a road accident.Another recently ventured into St John the Evangelist Church in Cinderford, where warden Chris Taylor was unable to keep them from desecrating graves.He told The Forester newspaper: “It is very distressing for families but so far nothing we have done has managed to keep them out.”We try to keep the gates closed at all times and we ask visitors to close the gates after them, but the boar always seem to manage to get in.”Forestry Commission officials recently met with Defra, Natural England and Animal and Plant Health Agency representatives to discuss the issue.The forest is now the largest breeding ground for wild boar in the country, though groups are springing up across Britain including in Kent, Devon and Dorset.It began in 2004 when a group of around 60 farm reared wild boar were dumped in an illegal release near the village of Staunton on the western edge of the forest, and merged with a group which had escaped from another farm – sparking dramatic increases in numbers.In 2008, Defra published the document ‘Feral wild boar in England: An action plan’, setting out the government’s position on how they should be managedIt was then decided they would be classified as wild animals and as such they were free to roam, but responsibility for them rests with the relevant land owner.The Forestry Commision describe them as “large and unpredictable”, and when disturbed by people and domestic dogs they do not necessarily retreat and hide – instead defending their young when threatened Rev Mike Barnsley next to the damage done by wild boar to the ground in the graveyard at St John the Evangelist Church in Cinderford Homeowners in a town besieged by wild boar are being urged to consider putting up 5ft electric fences around their property to fend off the beasts hunting for food.The feral animals have been venturing from remote woodlands into residential areas and have become a growing menace, as they were recently seen straying into a church graveyard where they uprooted turf and ate floral tributes.Locals in Cinderford, Glos, are accordingly being left to “fend for themselves” against the wild pigs, where 1,562 are freely roaming around the Forest of Dean.last_img read more

Christmas wrapping paper that lets you grow your own

first_imgWE WISH WE’D seen this in time to order some online but, hey, there’s always next year.A British company has come up with a solution to the tonnes of wrapping paper waste produced every Christmas.Instead of discarding the wrapping paper after opening your gift, the Eden’s Paper sheets can be planted in soil, watered and produce vegetables. The sheets have organic seeds embedded in them and the paper is biodegradable. Currently, you can buy paper that produces tomatoes, onions, chillis, broccoli or carrots.It’s not cheap – a set of five costs €29 – but for the environmentalist in your life, that might be a cost they’re willing to pay. A percentage of each sale also goes to the “conservation, protection and reforestation of trees for paper production”, according to the company, and they print only on recycled paper.Last year, Repak estimated that Irish households would use six millions rolls of wrapping paper, and four million present boxes/packaging.Do you do anything useful with your discarded wrapping paper at Christmas? Make us feel guilty and tell us about it in the comments below…last_img read more

LAustralie veut créer le plus important réseau de réserves marines du monde

first_imgL’Australie veut créer le plus important réseau de réserves marines du mondeAujourd’hui, l’Australie a annoncé qu’elle allait créer le plus vaste réseau au monde de réserves naturelles marines, afin de protéger la vie aquatique. Seront ainsi strictement définies les limites sur la pêche et l’exploration pétrolière et gazière off-shore.Le plus grand réseau de réserves naturelles marines au monde, c’est ce qu’envisage de créer l’Australie selon une annonce qu’elle a faite hier et qui a dévoilé les dessous du projet. Les parcs marins couvriront une surface de 3,1 millions de kilomètres carrés, soit plus d’un tiers des eaux territoriales australiennes. Une décision qui tombe à pic puisque débutera très bientôt Rio+20 au Brésil, la conférence pour l’environnement organisée par l’ONU. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Tony Burke, le ministre de l’Environnement australien a déclaré, lors de l’ouverture du sommet qu’”il est temps que la planète franchisse une nouvelle étape dans la protection des océans. Et l’Australie aujourd’hui est en tête pour cette prochaine étape”. Il indique que “ce nouveau réseau de réserves marines va aider à s’assurer que l’environnement marin diversifié et toute la vie qu’il recèle restent en bonne santé, fertiles et résistants, pour les prochaines générations”. Ainsi, le nombre de réserves passera de 27 à 60, ce qui assurera une meilleure protection de plusieurs animaux telles que la baleine bleue, la tortue verte, les requins-taureau et le dugong (un mammifère herbivore), ces deux dernières espèces étant parmi les plus menacées. La Fondation australienne pour la protection a salué cette annonce, la qualifiant d'”historique”. Elle estime cependant que plusieurs zones restaient menacées par l’exploitation humaine des ressources naturelles. En effet, les activités des compagnies pétrolières et gazières, même limitées, resteront ouvertes des zones entières situées au large de la côte ouest australienne, où les groupes pétroliers Shell et Woodside Petroleum viennent de se voir octroyés des permis d’exploration.De plus, ce projet aura bien entendu un impact sur le secteur de la pêche. Dean Logan, responsable de l’Alliance marine australienne a ainsi déclaré qu’il s’agissait d’”une nouvelle terrible et ceux qui en souffriront le plus sont les communautés des bords de mer”. Il estime à 36.000 le nombre d’emplois appelés à disparaître et à 60 le nombre de foyers de population impactés. Toutefois, M. Burke a indiqué qu’une centaine de millions de dollars australiens (79,2 millions d’euros) de compensation était prévue.Le 14 juin 2012 à 14:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Buy This Comic Kong on the Planet of the Apes 1

first_img Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on target “The damn dirty crossover event you demanded! Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor’s time among them. To their surprise, they discover…A KONG! Now they must venture to Skull Island with Cornelius and Zira to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!”KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1(W): Ryan Ferrier (A): Carlos Magno (C): Alex Guimaraes (L): Ed Dukeshire (CA): Mike HuddlestonPlanet of the Apes (1968) is one of those spectacular movies that can do no wrong in the eyes of many, but continuing the story from that film is always a bit of a toss-up. It becomes equally as challenging to bridge Planet of the Apes with Kong, two franchises that are different but can combine an expansive ape mythology. The creative team behind Kong on the Planet of the Apes connects both of those worlds together in harmony. It leaves you astonished with the epic amount of storytelling they’re ready to deliver.via BOOM! StudiosRyan Ferrier does an incredible job not only bringing you into this world but making this world into something of his own creation. He doesn’t leave anyone behind, immediately setting his feet on the ground and ready to set you on a journey of apekind. Nothing compares to Ferrier’s creator-owned comics (which are fantastic, read them all please), however, you can tell how much in his element he is with this. He writes like someone who has mapped and detailed almost everything. The mannerisms, speeches, and thoughts of every ape, giving them something that only he can portray.Ferrier not only writes what happens after the original film but provides the story with more depth and thought. He writes a bold new refreshing addition to the series, leaving behind the second movie and wanting you to focus on this. He also includes small things for new and hardcore fans from both series to delight over. Kong on the Planet of the Apes reads like someone lived and breathed the original, but combined and counterbalanced it with their own creation and voice. It’s complete utter fanboy at its most excellent. You’re getting the original series told the way he’s always visioned.via BOOM! StudiosCarlos Magno’s art is unbelievable. Magno’s illustrations capture this world like no other. Magno’s has worked on Planet of the Apes and Kong of Skull Island, so this is just a unique combination of the two to expand his talents upon. His art is criminal with the details. From the first time we see the gory remains of a Kong, to the amount of expertise on the faces, Magno captures every little element throughout the comic that immediately takes hold of you. One thing I love is the ability to make each ape their own. Magno’s incredible skill allows you to differentiate, which could totally blend together if not careful. He also makes this his own. He carefully executes taking from the original movie, but giving their facial expressions, mannerisms, wardrobe, and setting something that is all his own.Alex Guimarães’ colors pair spectacularly with Magno’s illustrations. Guimarães’ creates a warm and unsure atmosphere to the comic. He leaves you in suspense, but also an enthusiastic sense of adventure. You’re also grounded by his colors, meaning that you know your place as an observer in this world. It elevates the mood his colors carry within the panels.Ed Dukeshire’s letters stand out as well. He works side by side with Ferrier’s script, guiding you through the story and never once letting go. A particular thing I always find interesting is when comics include diary passages. They allow you to achieve a sense of time but also carries with them a distinct personality to them. Dukeshire’s diary passages are just one amazing piece of his lettering with the story but doesn’t separate itself from the story. Each member of the book shines within that realm, coming together to create these small moments that very much have their own personal touch to them.via BOOM! StudiosKong on the Planet of the Apes is a comic you didn’t know you wanted, but damn happy to get. This team does an amazing job putting their all into this comic. It feels like a passion piece. It’s a worthy follow-up to the original but stands upright on its own two feet. Fans of both of these franchises will no doubt love the direction that this team is taking and will definitely want to know what happens next. Kong on the Planet of the Apes is available now on Comixology and in print.11/8/17 Releases – In addition to Kong on the Planet of the Apes, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.4 Kids Walk Into A Bank TP by Matthew Rosenberg (W), Tyler Boss (P, I, C) Black MaskEugenic #2 by (W): James Tynion IV (W), Eryk Donovan (A), Dee Cunniffe (C), Jim Campbell (L) BOOM! StudiosKid Lobotomy #2 by Peter Milligan (W), Tess Fowler (A), Lee Loughridge (C), Aditya Bidikar (L) Black Crown/IDWRose Vol. 1 by Meredith Finch (W), IG Guara (P & I), Triona Farrell (C), Cardinal Rae (L) Image Comicscenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

The Crew of Star Trek Discovery Shows Shades of Kirk

first_img ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Teases Troubled Patrick StewartHow Designers Achieved the Sci-Fi Sound Magic of ‘The Orville’ It may have started off a little too slow, but Star Trek: Discovery‘s foray into the Mirror Universe has turned out to be one of the more fun arcs of the first season. The balancing act Burnham had to play to stay alive provided great tension. Stamets and Culber’s story took a heartbreaking turn that somehow remained hopeful. The show even handled Ash Tyler’s identity reveal well despite the fact that everyone guessed it as soon as he showed up. If anything, it was even better that we did. It made us wonder if every scene he was in would be the moment he turned. And last week, we got the truly shocking reveal that Lorca is actually from the Mirror Universe. These last few episodes have been so fun I’m almost sad to leave the alternate universe behind. Almost. It is time to get back to Starfleet and the Federation. At least the Mirror Universe got a proper sendoff.Everything the last few episodes have been building paid off in this one. With the setup complete, Star Trek: Discovery was able to give us a fast, action-packed episode with great character drama, tense scientific dilemmas and a few more surprises. With Lorca now free aboard the Empress’ ship, he frees his former soldiers from the Agonizers and set about taking over the ship. Most of the soldiers on board still remain loyal to Philippa, but Lorca is still the same military leader we’ve known since episode three. He has a plan, and he’s very good at executing it. We get some fun phaser fights, which Lorca just barely wins thanks to his careful pre-planning. Discovery can give us a really good battle scene when it wants to.Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou (Photo Cr: Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS)Lorca would succeed in taking over the Terran Empire, but he has one weakness: Michael Burnham. Though she’s not the same one he had a romantic relationship within the Mirror Universe, he did form a significant bond with the prime universe’s Burnham. He feels something for her, he thinks they’re bound together by destiny. He believes in destiny. Burnham can use that against him. Though this episode is heavy on battle sequences it does feature its characters solving problems in very Star Trek-like ways. Burnham knows her opponent, and is therefore able to outsmart him. As loud and quick as this episode was, it really focused on all the characters using their brains. Burnham uses her diplomatic skills and emotional instincts (her Vulcan and human sides showing prominently here) in recruiting Empress Philippa Georgiou as an Ally. Meanwhile, on the discovery, they have to save existence and find a way back home… with SCIENCE!With Stamets awake and fully functional, he’s figured out exactly what the problem was with the mycelial network. The Mirror Universe Stamets was prioritizing power over sustainability, essentially draining and corrupting the network to power the Empress’s ship. That’s how the Terran Empire became so powerful, and how they were able to destroy an entire planet. This storyline feels very much like classic Star Trek. It presents a high-concept sci-fi problem that’s an allegory for a modern-day one. It shows us exactly how far ahead Starfleet has advanced from our own society. As Stamets says the Terrans were arrogant enough to think they could replenish the spores before they ran out, it’s clear what he’s talking about. Depleting natural resources with no care for what it will do to the planet, or in this case all of existence. Life in both universes depends on the mycelial network, and the Terrans are using it all up. This is the kind of blunt metaphor I expect from a series with the Star Trek name.Anthony Rapp as Lieutenant Paul Stamets (Photo Cr: Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS)And just like you want from a Star Trek episode, everyone puts their heads together to come up with a techno-babble filled solution. The Discovery crew knows they have to destroy the Empress’ ship’s spore drive if they want to save the mycelial network, and allow it to regenerate itself. There are two problems: First, destroying it requires weaponizing all of their harvested spores, meaning they’d sacrifice their only means of getting home. Second, they wouldn’t be able to get home anyway because the blast created would incinerate the Discovery. It’s a no-win situation, and where have we seen one of those pop up before? Saru proves to be an inspiring and capable captain, giving a rousing speech about how they don’t accept no-win scenarios. It would appear James Tiberius Kirk wasn’t the first Starfleet officer to subscribe to that philosophy. Maybe that’s why they were so forgiving when he cheated on the Kobayashi Maru.They figure out that the blast would emit a mass of spores, enough to power the drive and get them back to their home universe, if they could survive it. Tilly, who has already become one of my favorite Star Trek characters three times over at this point, figures out that if they hit Warp Speed in time, the bubble could act as enough of a shield to keep the Discovery alive. Is it entirely plausible? No, but when has the science on Star Trek ever been? Burnham even pretends to turn herself and Philippa over to Lorca so she can disable the shields around the spore drives, and speaks in code to tell Saru she’s about to do it. It feels like the writers watched The Wrath of Khan right before working on this episode.Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou; Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham (Photo Cr: Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS)It was so great to see Georgiou and Burnham working together again, even though it’s not technically the same Georgiou. So much of the marketing leading up to the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery showed those two women together. That’s why it was so disappointing when she was killed in episode two. The way they fought Lorca and his troops together was shot exactly like the Klingon battle that kicked off the series. So much that I was worried this Georgiou would die too. It was a clever way to set our expectations and then immediately subvert them. Georgiou and Burnham defeat Lorca, and Burnham shows him mercy. Georgiou does not. His death is certainly a shock. I don’t think anyone expected the show to just kill off Jason Isaacs like that. I am going to miss him on the show. Partly because Isaacs was a phenomenal actor, and partly because I loved what Lorca did for Starfleet. He personified its struggles to grow from a military organization to an exploratory one. At this early stage in Starfleet history, that’s an important story to tell. He was also the source of endless entertaining debate about Starfleet values and whether or not he fits into them. (Though, I guess now we know he definitely doesn’t.) It was a cool philosophical and moral quandary that felt very Star Trek. But now that it’s been settled, I guess it was time for the show to move onto a new one.The soldiers vs. explorers debate will continue, though. Right before the Discovery blew the reactor, Burnham grabbed Georgiou as she beamed aboard. Philippa Georgiou is once again on the Discovery. Only now, she’s a warlike tyrant in a universe where humanity strives for peace. That will make for some interesting stories as we end this season (two episodes left) and go into the next. I can’t wait to see them. I’ve missed Michelle Yeoh so much since episode two, and I nearly cheered when Burnham grabbed onto her. It looks like the Federation is going to need a more violent Georgiou around too. They returned nine months after they disappeared. Klingons have basically won the war, and the Federation has been reduced to a small, shrinking section of space. How they’ll fix that in the final two episodes, I have no idea. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

State Raises Concerns Over Costs As Anchorage Hospitals Vie For More ER

first_imgEntrance to Anchorage’s Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)State Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson is granting Providence Hospital in Anchorage permission to build eight new emergency room beds. The decision also denies Alaska Regional’s plan to build the first freestanding emergency rooms in the state. The commissioner hopes the decision will help discourage inappropriate use of an expensive healthcare option.Download AudioProvidence Hospital had hoped to build 14 new emergency rooms at its Anchorage facility, designed mostly for pediatric patients. Commissioner Davidson agreed to about half that number.Jared Kosin is executive director of the state office of rate review. He says allowing eight new emergency rooms in Anchorage will meet the current need, but not exceed it.“There’s obviously a need. We can’t move forward with nothing. And Providence shows with its trend numbers and data that they have need for eight additional rooms right off the bat.”In Alaska, hospitals need approval from the state to build big new projects. The idea is to prevent hospitals from building too many facilities and then passing the cost onto consumers. Kosin’s office concluded Anchorage could support 13 new emergency rooms between now and 2022 but then recommended Davidson approve only 10 new rooms for Providence.The state’s health department is working hard to reduce emergency room visits, and the costs that go along with them. And Kosin says the commissioner decided adding any extra capacity would work against that goal.“Emergency room visits are expensive. A lot of the cases that present can be handled in a less expensive, appropriate setting like an urgent care clinic or a primary care office. So the idea that we want to anticipate growth for emergency room services… we’d rather try our efforts at reform and try to curb that growth.”Alaska Regional Hospital wanted to build two freestanding emergency rooms in South Anchorage and Eagle River. The hospital argued all of the city’s emergency rooms are currently concentrated in a two-mile area and it made sense to expand access to other parts of the city.But freestanding ERs have been criticized for driving up health care costs by increasing inappropriate emergency room use. And Kosin says that was a big factor in the decision.“Does it make sense to have a freestanding entity create access to emergency room services? And for the emergency services that do walk through the door- they may not be equipped to meet that demand. So does it make sense to create this access point? And I think… it really doesn’t.”Alaska Regional CEO Julie Taylor is disappointed with the state’s action. She thinks the health department focused too much on markets where freestanding emergency rooms aren’t successful, instead of paying attention to areas where they work well. Taylor says during the public comment period, the hospital had a lot of support from community members in outlying areas of Anchorage.“Eagle River in particular was very vocal and especially when you look at the distance involved between their community and ours and the Glen Highway, the challenges that come with that when there are accidents and weather hazards, it really is a safety issue for patients and to have access in their own community I think is very important.”The hospitals have 30 days to appeal the decision and both Regional and Providence are considering that option. Although Providence Alaska Chief Executive Dr. Dick Mandsager says he is generally happy with the state’s action. He says it’s too early to say how the hospital will revise its expansion plan to account for adding eight new rooms instead of 14.“The principal that we are going to have a pediatric emergency care area, we’re all committed to that. Will that be all eight? Will it be six of the eight? I think that remains to be seen as we work it out with the architects and the program leaders together.”Providence says it will take about a year and a half to open its new emergency rooms.last_img read more

Breaking News Security guard shot in robbery

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A security guard was shot in the head during an armed robbery in Bergville at about midday (Tuesday).The guard, who belongs to a cash-in-transit security company, was carrying a box full of money to the vehicle when an attacker or attackers opened fire on him, striking him in the head.Emergency services and police are responding.A journalist is on their way to the scene.This story will be updated as soon as we have more information.last_img read more

Bahrain intends to increase tourism profits to 1 billion by 2020

first_imgBahrain witnessed an 8.4% increase in inbound traffic in the third quarter of 2016 and a peak of 1.4 million arrivals during the month of August 2016.The Gulf Kingdom expects to welcome 15.8 million annual visitors by 2018. This will represent an increase of 36.2% on current figures and will place the country’s tourism industry on track to reach its $1 billion 2020 target.Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said, “The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has engaged with several public authorities and private sector organisations over recent months and the returns are beginning to be realised. The BTEA now operates seven official representation offices worldwide, with a focus on source markets in Europe and Asia and will continue to work hand-in-hand with hotels, tour operators and cruise lines to achieve its objectives.”Leisure tourism is expected to drive growth in Bahrain, rising to BD1.2 billion in 2026 while business arrivals will generate BD 219.3 million per annum in the same period.The $1.1 billion expansion at Bahrain International Airport will double capacity from 7 million to 14 million passengers per year by 2020 while analysts STR estimates that there is currently 12,641 rooms and a pipeline of 4,187 rooms, an increase of 33.1% in hotel stock over the coming years.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo If nothing else, the Cardinals would like to finish their home slate with a victory. In a season that has not gone the way anyone wanted, one final home win would at least let some people have a nice thing to remember this team for.“We’re looking to go out and play some dominant football on all three phases and give our fans something to look forward for the 2017 season.”Injury updateThe final injury report of the week is here, and the only bad news for the Cardinals is not surprising as tackle D.J. Humphries will not play Sunday due to a concussion suffered last week in Miami. Arians said the second-year pro is still in the concussion protocol, and has yet to pass any of the baseline tests.While Humphries is out, it appears safety Tyrann Mathieu will make his return. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice, and Arians said, “he looks really good.”Scooby’s debutFor the first time as an NFL, player, Scooby Wright will be active and able to play.Signed by the Cardinals on Tuesday, the former University of Arizona star will be active Sunday, Arians said, and have a role on special teams.“He can run down and cover kickoffs and he’s got some fire in his belly,” Arians said of what he saw from the linebacker over the last few days of practice. A seventh-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, Wright was on the 53-man roster for the team’s first two games but was not active for either, and every week since then he has been on their practice squad.The news that he will get to suit up and play in any capacity Sunday is welcome news.“It’ll be exciting,” he said. “I’m just excited to go out there and play ball again, to be honest.”Wright, who earlier in the week said being with the Cardinals was “a good opportunity,” said his parents will be in town from California, and many of his family and friends from around the Valley will be on hand to watch.For him, it will be the culmination of what has been a pretty hectic week.“Honestly, just been trying to catch my breath,” he said. “Got a phone call to move across the country; been here, had to pack. I’m enjoying it, though. It’s a good process, I’m happy to be here. Excited for the opportunity.”Final thought on Floyd?On Monday, it was learned Michael Floyd had been arrested on DUI charges. By Wednesday, the Cardinals had released him, though Arians had little (or nothing) to say on the matter. TEMPE, Ariz. — The Cardinals held their final day of practice Friday as they prepared for their last home game of the season, which is Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.Head coach Bruce Arians said this game is a good opportunity for some of the team’s younger players, “because they’re going to get a lot of playing time out of necessity.”That’s where the Cardinals, at 5-7-1, are at right now. Comments   Share   center_img FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians watches the action in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Halfway through their season, the Cardinals are one of the league’s biggest disappointments. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File) Top Stories Thursday afternoon, Floyd was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots, which would seem like a great spot for the receiver to land. Talented yet inconsistent, he is now with a team that has a great offense and a legitimate shot to win the Super Bowl.So, how does the coach think his former player will do with the Pats?“I have no clue,” Arians said, before pausing. “I hope he does well.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact They are a beat-up team, one that has suffered a good number of injuries that would likely be fretted over even more had they been positioned to make a playoff run. That’s not the case, however, so in some ways the number of key players lost at this point in some ways serves as an appropriate way to cap off a disappointing season.Very little seemed to go right, and their record — and active roster — bears that out.On the offensive line, which is set to have a couple of first-time starters, Arians said he’s as comfortable with the group as possible.“Not being able to put them in pads and practices, like we should,” he said. “As comfortable as you can be.”With all that seems to be working against them, however, Arians said he expects a solid game from his team, which on the surface does not seem to have much more than pride left to play for. That, however, should be enough, and nothing has happened this week to make him think that his guys have thrown in the towel. It’s never happened with past teams he has coached, either.“I’ve never been on a group of guys that packed it in,” Arians said. “Everybody had pride and played to win.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Corinthia Hotel Buda

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Corinthia Hotel Budapest has appointed Eszter Kálmán as the hotel’s dedicated Tea Sommelier, becoming the first and only hotel in the city to offer this expertise. Eszter joins Corinthia Budapest following a career with The East India Company and as junior tea master in London hotels.“When guests enter the bar, I often already know what kind of tea would suit them best,” says Eszter. Guests can find Eszter in the hotel’s Le Bar, which is open daily from 6.30pm and features a menu of tea specialities from Eilles Tea House.Eszter launched her career as a barista with a degree in hospitality and tourism. “Tea is not only my profession, but indeed my life’s passion – and the positive health benefits have been incredible. Tea belongs to the superfood category: it is organic; it detoxes the body and restores a healthy balance; and it can be either energising or relaxing. I start every day with a Japanese matcha tea, and I haven’t had any health issues in years. Tea is the second most popular drink in the world after water, and my goal in life is to familiarise more Hungarians with it. After all, there’s a tea for everyone out there,” said Eszter Kálmán.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Turkey acquires drillshipreports

first_imgTurkey said Thursday it will start drilling for hydrocarbons using its own drillship in the Mediterranean later this year.Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak said the country planned to start drilling in the area later this year or early in 2018.Reports in Turkey said Turkey had acquired a drillship, the Deep Sea Metro 2, from South Korea. The total cost to start drilling will be $200m, the reports said.However, Turkish Cypriot internet news outlet kibrisgazetesi reported that the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) office in the north said the ship had not been bought yet and the company’s search continued.If it goes ahead eventually, the move is expected to fuel fresh tension with Cyprus whose sovereignty over its exclusive economic zone Ankara disputes.Turkey does not recognize the Republic, nor therefore the latter’s jurisdiction over its EEZ, and considers that an agreement between Cyprus and Egypt delimiting their respective economic waters is null and void as far as Ankara is concerned.In September 2001, Turkey and the breakaway regime in the north signed a continental shelf delimitation agreement.Turkey’s claims on the island’s EEZ partly overlap with Cyprus’ blocks 1, 4, 6 and 7. Ankara also supports the breakaway regime’s claims on blocks 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 12 and 13, including within few kilometres from the Aphrodite gas field. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Ship financing boosting maritime sector says deputy minister

first_imgShip financing is further developing Cyprus’ already strong maritime sector, Deputy Minister of Shipping Natasa Pilides said on Wednesday.The opportunities are boosted by the new opportunities following the privatisation of the Limassol port and the discovery of hydrocarbons, she said.Addressing the Marine Money Cyprus Forum that took place in Limassol, Pilides said that offshore exploration and production of gas and oil, as well as their transportation ashore, require the operation of specialised ships and equipment and the supply of specialised supporting services.“With direct and easy access to the various shipping markets situated along the coasts of the Levant, the North Adriatic and Black Sea as well as access to other main-line deep sea trades across the Mediterranean, Cyprus is set to strengthen its position as a key regional transport hub and soon, we hope, an energy centre in the eastern Mediterranean region,” she said.“High quality and expertise in specialised services are values which matter to us more than anything else. As part of the public sector, we aim to follow private sector standards in the provision of services, both in terms of speed and in terms of quality. That’s why we offer 24-hour, personalised services, 365 days a year.”She said there had been a significant increase in the number of shipping companies maintaining offices in Cyprus, many of them offering new maritime services and activities in recent years.The additions include three marine academies, new ship insurance companies and the entrance of Cypriot banks to the ship finance market.Demetra Kalogerou, the Ccairwoman of CySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) said that in the recent years the supervisory remit has widened substantially to include new groups of supervised firms and products, including collective investment schemes, fund managers and administrative service providers.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services wrote in a newsletter Friday that it had "a total of 72 guidance documents that have been rescinded due to being outdated In September.

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