KISS To Headline AllStar Concert For Children Worldwide

first_imgAXS TV will broadcast MENDING KIDS.ORG – ALL-STAR CONCERT FOR CHILDREN WORLDWIDE live from the world-famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Friday, February 14.Acclaimed illusionist and “Celebrity Apprentice” fan-favorite Penn Jillette will host this intimate evening, with performances and appearances from a star-studded lineup of legendary musicians and entertainers, headlined by 2014 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees, KISS.Featuring pop crooner Tom Jones (“It’s Not Unusual,” “Delilah”); pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield (“Unwritten,” “Pocketful of Sunshine”); blues rockers Vintage Trouble (“Nobody Told Me,” “Strike Your Light”); and jazz artist Brenna Whitaker and her Little Big Band will provide music throughout the evening, with guest appearances including country guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Late-night TV host Arsenio Hall will also be on hand, appearing before the invitation-only audience. More guests will be announced shortly.In the last eight years, MendingKids.org has provided over 1,500 children from 54 countries, including the United States, with life-changing surgical care to correct serious medical issues such as congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, and significant cranial facial deformities. Additionally, MendingKids.org offers training and research to assist surgeons in developing countries to create self-sustaining surgical programs providing access for more children to longer, healthier and happier lives.“MENDING KIDS.ORG – ALL-STAR CONCERT FOR CHILDREN WORLDWIDE is an incredible event that will bring some much-needed awareness to a truly worthwhile organization,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV Founder. “MendingKids.org does unbelievable work for children all around the globe, and it’s inspiring to see these larger-than-life personalities gather together to lend their support to this cause. AXS TV is proud to be able to share this momentous event with our audience.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Sears to close another 46 unprofitable stores in November

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears Holdings Corp. is closing another 13 Kmart stores and 33 Sears stores as sales shrink and losses grow.The ailing company said Thursday that liquidation sales at the 46 unprofitable stores marked for closure will start Aug. 30, and the stores will close in November. The company said it informed its workers.The move comes as Sears is considering a bid from CEO Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments to acquire its jewel Kenmore appliances from the company for $400 million. The company has put others of its famous brands on the block before.In January, Sears had said it was closing 100 stores. It announced in May that it was closing another 100. As of May 5, it had about 894 stores, down from about 1,000 at the end of last year. The number of stores peaked in 2012 at 4,000, which included the Sears Canada division that was later spun off. In 2005, when Sears merged with Kmart, it operated 2,200 stores.The latest closings underscore the deep-rooted problems at Sears, a onetime powerhouse retailer that survived two world wars and the Great Depression but has been calving off pieces of itself as it burns through money.last_img read more

President Maithripala Sirisena heads to New York for UN meet

The President will also brief the world leaders regarding the consensual politics in Sri Lanka as well as regarding the reconciliation and peace, and the initiatives taken by the government after declaring the year 2017 as the Year for Poverty Alleviation and also regarding the programme for the concept of Green Development.The President is also scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with several world leaders participating in the sessions. During his visit to the U.S.A President Sirisena will participate for a series of programmes including a meeting with the Sri Lankan Community. (Colombo Gazette) The President is due to address the General Assembly in the evening of September 19. President Maithripala Sirisena left for New York today to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).This is the third time that President Maithripala Sirisena is addressing the UN General Assembly. The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) convened at UN Headquarters on September 12. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’. read more

UN health agency publishes firstever global reference guide for essential medicines

The WHO Model Formulary, which is the first-ever publication to give comprehensive information on all 325 medicines contained in the UN agency’s Model List of Essential Drugs, aims to improve patient safety and limit superfluous medical spending. It presents information on the recommended use, dosage, adverse effects, contra-indications and warnings of these medicines.According to WHO, bad prescribing habits are very common in all countries, leading to ineffective and unsafe treatment, exacerbation or prolongation of illness and harm to the patient. Inappropriate treatment also increases the costs to the patient, the insurance system or the government.The new formulary is intended primarily as a model for national governments and institutions, to be used as a basis for developing their own national formularies. It is particularly relevant for developing countries, where commercial and promotional materials are often the only available source of drug information to health workers, prescribers and patients. The WHO formulary may also be useful for individual prescribers.”Unfortunately, developing countries do not always have access to unbiased information about medicines,” said Dr. Hans Hogerzeil, from the WHO Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy department. “The formulary aims to address that problem and provide a service based solely on scientific evidence.” read more

Hundreds of thousands of refugees in Kenya will go hungry without urgent

Warning that hundreds of thousands of mainly Sudanese and Somali refugees in Kenya will go hungry without immediate donations of cash or food commodities, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today issued an urgent appeal for $9 million to tide them over for the next six months. “Less and less food has been reaching refugee families,” WFP Country Director Tesema Negash said. “Instead of 26 kilos of food for two weeks, a family of three now has to make do with 23 kilos. It will get continually worse unless contributions come forward urgently.” WFP urgently needs the donations to avoid further reductions in food aid for the 224,000 refugees living in Kenya. Food rations were already cut by 12 per cent in November, when the agency ran out of wheat flour, a staple. Other food supplies will start to run out by mid-March, and by April, WFP will have exhausted all available commodities for the refugees. “Each time we reduce food rations in the camps, we see the level of malnutrition increase and the refugees become more vulnerable to disease. We do not want to see this happen again,” Mr. Negash said. Refugees in Kenya are mainly from war-torn Sudan and Somalia. By law they are confined to camps in Kakuma and Dadaab, in northern and eastern Kenya, which are areas of chronic poverty. The harsh and impoverished environment around the camps means they are highly unlikely to find jobs or any other means of feeding themselves. read more

Safety reminders for start of school

With the new school year now underway, Health, Safety and Wellness is reminding the Brock community of important safety information.EmergenciesIn the event of an emergency, call 911 or Campus Security Services at 905-688-5550 x3200. There are numerous emergency phones, automated external defibrillators (AED) and first-aid stations located across campus that can be used when assistance is required. Campus Security recommends that faculty, staff and students download the Brock Mobile App, which offers quick access to campus and local resources 24-7.Mobile device distractionWalking while using mobile devices is distracting and could lead to trips, falls and collisions. To avoid injuries and incidents, Health, Safety and Wellness recommends staying alert of surroundings by checking traffic when crossing roads and keeping headphone volume low to hear surroundings. Do not walk and talk or text at the same time. Instead, move out of the way of the stream of pedestrians and then make the call or text. Pedestrian safety is top of mind as students return to campus.Slips, trips and fallsSlips, trips and falls are the most reported incidents at Brock University. Health, Safety and Wellness suggests being aware of circumstances, both indoor and outdoor, by scanning the path ahead and avoiding materials or walking surfaces that could contribute to a slip, trip or fall. Wearing appropriate footwear for the weather, not rushing and avoiding shortcuts will also help prevent slip, trip and fall incidents.Reporting health and safety incidentsIf an incident, injury, near miss or health and safety hazard is observed, report the circumstances to a person of authority such as an area supervisor or Brock employee. Circumstances should be reported through an injury/incident report. Completed reports and questions can be directed to the Health, Safety and Wellness office via besafe@brocku.ca or x7233.Employee health and safety trainingAll Brock employees have access to — and must complete — online health and safety training via Isaak, Brock’s Sakai-based learning management system. Additional details are available online.DronesA drone is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Recreational use of drones is prohibited on Brock University property. read more

Rat spotted running around Primark Christmas window display

first_imgHe added: “That’s just wrong. You have to get it out, especially over the Christmas period. That’s just nasty.“I definitely won’t be going back there again.” Media outlets suggested the rat, filmed by a stunned Martin Peaple, was ‘running amok’ inside the Primark branch after-hours.The 28-year-old, from Bexley, posted the footage on social media, explaining: “Rat running loose in Primark, Bexleyheath, and turns out that staff [knew] it was there and just left it.”He joked that others should “check their shopping” as they “might find a surprise”.Mr Peaple told This Is Local London he was enjoying a Christmas drink with friends in a pub opposite the store when he went outside for a cigarette and saw the rat.“In the pub we heard there was a giant rat outside in Primark,” he said.“So we went and there it was, running up and down. The shop was shut and it was there all night.” A rat was spotted inside Primark Credit:Reuters  Primark  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. A rat apparently decided on a spot of last-minute Christmas shopping after it was spotted running around a Primark store in south-east London.The bargain-hunting rodent was seen scurrying around a window display after the budget retailer had apparently locked its doors in Bexleyheath on Christmas Eve. Facebook user Connie Smith responded to the video: “That rat looks very ill and will obviously be very stressed and scared in that situation. Perhaps people should have a little sympathy for the animal as there’s blatantly something wrong with it.”Another wrote: “A wild rat should run away, not with you. I think it’s someone’s pet that has got out.”A spokesperson for Primark said: “We can confirm that pest control were called on-site and following an investigation, have stated this was an isolate incident which has now been dealt with.”Meanwhile, this McDonald’s customer was left horrified about what he allegedly found at the bottom of his coffee. last_img read more

Joy as iconic Taylor commits to Olympic defence

first_imgIt’s not an easy decision for anyone and you need some space and you need some time to reflect. The nature of who she is and the status that she has in world boxing, she was going to attract some of the biggest names. IRELAND’S OLYMPIC HERO Katie Taylor put months of will-she-or-won’t-she speculation to bed yesterday by announcing that she will stay amateur in the hope of defending her boxing gold in Rio.With ten-time world champion Oscar de la Hoya leading the list of major promoters queuing up for her signature, the Bray star turned down a lucrative move to the professional ranks.Taylor’s decision comes as a huge boost to the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) and the Irish Sports Council (ISC) who were in danger of losing a second star talent in the space of a few weeks. John Joe Nevin, bantamweight silver medallist in London, announced this month that he intends to turn professional in the new year.“We’re delighted for Katie and for Irish sport that she’s on the road to Rio,” Paul McDermott, communications manager with the ISC, told TheScore.ie.“She’s an icon in Irish sport.” Speaking on Today FM yesterday, Taylor estimated that the professional deals on the table could have netted her a six-figure sum. Her father and coach Peter led the negotiations with Irish boxing bosses and her professional suitors before she faced up to the fact that her heart is set on four more years as an amateur.“Boxing for my country, there’s nothing better than that really and bringing home medals for my country,” she said.Taylor’s decision will also be celebrated by amateur boxing’s global governing body, the AIBA. The 26-year-old was instrumental in lobbying for women’s boxing to be introduced as an Olympic sport in London and wowed senior decision-makers with her performances at exhibition events in 2007.“When she goes to tournaments she’s the number one draw and I’m sure the international federation and anyone involved in women’s boxing — bar maybe her direct opponents — will be delighted that she’s staying,” McDermott added.“I know that the international federation, certainly since just before Beijing and through the Beijing cycle, were very keen that the major names stay associated with Olympic boxing. They want that.“In the past, historically, that may not have been the case but certainly it very much is the case now so I’m sure they’re happy.”Rio, here we come! Katie Taylor confirms that she will stay amateurlast_img read more

Watch a blowtorch reveal a pearls incredible structure

first_imgJust because you don’t have permission to set random things on fire to see what happens to them doesn’t mean your friends on the internet don’t have your back. For example, who among us hasn’t wondered what would happen if we fried a pearl with a oxyhydrogen water torch for a few minutes? Well, look no further, because your inquiry has been answered in video form.Pearls are one of the more curious objects on our planet. These calcium carbonate orbs can be created when a foreign irritant is introduced into a oyster, and they secrete a nacre around the irritant to try and get rid of it and eventually something beautiful forms. Pearls can also be created artificially, and in fact frequently are, thanks to the value we as a society place on them. It’s the only precious material found on a necklace that can be completely dissolved in vinegar though.Obviously the big question on everyone’s mind when they see one of these brilliant white spheres is what happens when you set them on fire.From the video, you see that the pearl burns away in layers, with each layer peeling off and disintegrating right on the table. Because of the way natural pearls are formed, with the substance being secreted over and over again in layers around the foreign irritant, damage like this would occur one layer at a time. Cultured pearls don’t form this way, so the end result would be significantly different. Cultured pearls are the result of applying a thin layer of nacre over a larger object, instead of dozens of layers over a much smaller object. Burning away a cultured pearl would start out very similarly, but then you’d be incinerating whatever substance was used under that first layer, which probably won’t be anywhere near as interesting.last_img read more

Trailer Watch Which movie should you go see this weekend

first_imgTrailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you. Short URL Source: The Buffalo International Film Festival/YouTubeWhat we knowThis film by Danny HIller is based on the true story of the Kerry Babies case. It stars veteran Irish actor Fiona Shaw. A young girl confesses to a crime she didn’t commit and is charged with murder.What the critics say“Out of Innocence gives voice to the young women who have been abused and ostracised by the Catholic Church and the Irish state in its empathetic portrayal of Sarah and her family.” – Film Ireland Share5 Tweet Email Mid90sOut of InnocenceHellboyNone of themVote Hellboy (520) PLANNING ON HEADING to the cinema this weekend?There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?We take a look.Mid90s Source: MovieAccessTrailers/YouTubeWhat we knowFor his directorial debut, Jonah Hill explores the lives of teen skateboards in 1990s LA.What the critics say“mid90s is about as spiky and unsentimental as a youth-rebellion movie can get. Hill makes it feel like a documentary, and by that I don’t just mean that it’s shot in a mode of unvarnished simulated vérite. – Variety“Written and directed by Jonah Hill, this film wants to be less a period piece than a time capsule, an immersion in the sights and sound of a pop-cultural moment.” – New York Times Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article RottenTomatoes: None yetIMDB: 6.5/10Which one would you go see first? What’s it rated? Apr 11th 2019, 8:31 PM Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 8:30 PM What’s it rated?center_img RottenTomatoes: None yetIMDB: 8.9/10Hellboy Source: Lionsgate Movies/YouTubeWhat we knowDavid Harbour (Stranger Things) stars as Hellboy, What the critics say“Harbour makes for a formidable Hellboy in a visually snappy milieu that, like del Toro’s earlier entries, takes its cues from Mignola’s sardonic horror-fantasy universe.” – Indiewire“But just because a movie is ridiculous and knows it’s ridiculous, that doesn’t automatically make its ridiculousness work. “Hellboy” stops being fun when it stops being funny—when it abruptly shifts gears into a more relentlessly bloody, violent mood.” – RogerEbert.com What’s it rated? By Aoife Barry Poll Results: None of them (1463) 17,978 Views RottenTomatoes: 79%IMDB: 7.4/10Out of Innocence 27 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4585986 Out of Innocence (739) Mid90s (393)last_img read more

Festival Hellenika is back

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Festival Hellenika, Adelaide’s annual multidisciplinary arts festival, is dedicated to the maintenance, development, promotion and celebration of Hellenic links in the arts, and their rich and diverse Australian manifestations. The Festival is facilitated, coordinated and presented by the South Australian Council for the Greek Cultural Month Inc (SACGCM). Hellenic links are part of the legacy of Australia’s fabulous Multicultural social fabric, making Festival Hellenika a celebration and an affirmation of these wonderful links striving to: be an open platform supporting community cultural events as well as artistic endeavours of the highest quality; build on Hellenic / Australian cultural and artistic heritage as part of the mainstream arts world; pursue links with other communities and engage with participants and audiences from any background; provide opportunities for local artists interested in Hellenic connections to express themselves; encourage young people to engage in the arts and provide opportunities for them to understand their origins; and develop partnerships with mainstream arts organisations and make the festival accessible to the broader community.For more information visit festivalhellenika.org.aulast_img read more

Another championship match official for WWEs Hell in a Cell PPV this

first_img Nikki Bella Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down WhatsApp Twitter Ronda Rousey “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Drew Mcintyre WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Rusev and Nakamura rewatch Fastlane 2018 match, Tommaso Ciampa undergoes surgery Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Videos Articles Following tonight’s Smackdown Live in Lafayette, a new championship match is now official for the Hell in a Cell PPV this Sunday night on the WWE Network.The New Day will defend the Smackdown Tag Team Championships against new No. 1 Contenders Rusev and Aiden English on Sunday from San Antonio.Rusev and English earned the title shot by defeating The Bar on Tuesday night.Here is the updated card for Hell in a Cell this Sunday from San Antonio:WWE Universal ChampionshipHell in a Cell MatchSpecial Guest Referee: Mick FoleyRoman Reigns (c) vs. Braun StrowmanWWE ChampionshipAJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa JoeRAW Women’s ChampionshipRonda Rousey (c) vs. Alexa BlissSmackdown Women’s ChampionshipCharlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky LynchHell in a Cell MatchJeff Hardy vs. Randy OrtonRAW Tag Team ChampionshipsDolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre (c’s) vs. Seth Rollins and Dean AmbroseSmackdown Tag Team ChampionshipsThe New Day (c’s) vs. Rusev and Aiden EnglishDaniel Bryan and Brie Bella vs. The Miz and MaryseWrestleview.com will have live coverage of WWE Hell in a Cell this Sunday night.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:27 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 Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles New tag team match added to WWE Fastlane PPV, Updated card for this Sundaylast_img read more

Obamas budget plan limits his bargaining power

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s budget overtures to Republicans may limit his bargaining power if the GOP ever returns to the negotiating table on a grand deficit-reduction deal.In essence, Obama’s spending blueprint is a final offer, a no-budge budget whose central elements have failed to persuade Republicans in the past.By voluntarily putting entitlement cuts on the table, particularly a proposal to slow the rise of Social Security benefits, Obama has no other gambit to win tax increases from Republicans.With many Democrats balking at what he’s already offering, it’s not politically feasible for him to offer the GOP anything more.Puzzled Democrats maintain that Obama not only has given away his leverage, he also has threatened the very identity of his party, which sees the Social Security Act of 1935 as one of its signature achievements.“If he’s trying to do it to show he is forthcoming as a negotiator, then why doesn’t he wait until he gets to the negotiating table?” said Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J. “There’s a lot of talk about the fact that politically this is not a winner. Our brand is the party that brought you Social Security.”last_img read more

Trump insults Trudeau as G7 ends in farce

first_img(Front row L-R) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Senegalese President Macky Sall, Argentinean President Mauricio Macri, (back row L-R), Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and British Prime Minister Theresa May pose for a family photo of the G7 Outreach during the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada on 9 June 2018. Photo: AFPThe G7 summit ended in farce and a renewed threat of global trade war on Saturday as US president Donald Trump abruptly rejected the text of a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host.Just minutes after a joint communique that had been approved by the leaders of the Group of Seven allies was published in Canada’s summit host city Quebec, Trump launched a Twitter broadside from aboard Air Force One.The US leader had left the meeting early en route for Singapore and a historic nuclear summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, only to take exception to comments made by Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference back on the ground.”Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our US farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our US Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the US Market!” Trump tweeted.”PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that … he ‘will not be pushed around.’ Very dishonest & weak.”- ‘Pushed around’ -Earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that Trump’s decision to invoke national security to justify US tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium was “kind of insulting” to Canadian veterans who had stood by their US allies in conflicts dating back to World War I.”Canadians are polite and reasonable but we will also not be pushed around,” he said.And he said he had told Trump “it would be with regret but it would be with absolute clarity and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on 1 July, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us.”After Trump’s angry tweets, Trudeau’s office issued a brief response: “We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the G7 summit. The prime minister said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public, and in private conversations with the president.”The outburst against Trudeau, and by association the other members of the G7 group, is only the latest incident in which Trump has clashed with America’s closest allies, even as he has had warm words for autocrats like Kim and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.This has raised concerns at home and abroad, and shortly after Trump tweeted respected Republican Senator John McCain responded.”To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalisation & supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values. Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t,” he tweeted.When Trump left Quebec it was thought that a compromise had been reached, despite the tension and determination of European leaders president Emmanuel Macron of France and chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to push back on Trump’s assault on the world trade system.Officials from European delegations quickly leaked copies of the joint statement to AFP, and it was published online moments before Trump tweeted. Copies that begin “We, the Leaders of the G7…” were distributed in the press room stamped “Approved.”On board Air Force One an AFP reporter was first told that Trump had indeed approved the agreement, only to be told later of the tweets. A senior administration official told the reporter that Trump had been angered by Trudeau’s comments.The outburst suggested that any deal had collapsed and his more or less explicit threat to impose sanctions on imports of cars will outrage his ostensible allies — in particular Germany and Canada who produce many for the large US market.In retrospect, the consensus on ground had appeared shaky from the outset, and even as Trump flew out it was clear that the summit had failed to heal the rift on trade.Trump claimed America had been obliged to levy the metals tariffs as it has been exploited as the world’s “piggy bank” under existing arrangements, but his counterparts were equally determined to protect “rules-based” international trade.- ‘The gig is up’ -The joint communique that was thrashed out over two days of negotiations vowed that members would reform multilateral oversight through the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and seek to cut tariffs.”We commit to modernise the WTO to make it more fair as soon as possible. We strive to reduce tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers and subsidies,” it said, reflecting the typical language of decades of G7 statements.But Trump had already said he would not hesitate to shut countries out of the US market if they retaliate to his tariffs.”The European Union is brutal to the United States … They know it,” he insisted in his departing news conference. “When I’m telling them, they’re smiling at me. You know, it’s like the gig is up.”European officials said Trump had tried to water down the language in the draft communique on the WTO and rules-based trade. In the end, that language stayed in and it was only on climate change that no consensus was reached.European leaders had put a brave face on the results.”For us, it was important to have a commitment to rules-based trade,” Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel said, before Trump’s comments.French president Emmanuel Macron, whose country will host next year’s summit in summer in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz, had no comment on Trump’s tweets but had already said work would continue to find a consensus on trade.last_img read more

A look at FocusWriter distraction free text editor on GNULinux

first_imgA look at FocusWriter distraction free text editor on GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on May 06, 2018 in Linux – 7 commentsWriting has always been something I enjoyed throughout my life, and nowadays I practically write for a living. You’d think that being a professional writer, I might have some kind of hyper-focus when I sit down to write…But sadly, I openly admit to being easily distracted. Thankfully, there are different tools I utilize sometimes to help mitigate that issue; one such tool being FocusWriter.FocusWriter is a cross-platform tool available to be easily installed on multiple GNU/Linux distributions, as well as Windows and Mac OS.InstallationInstallation in GNU/Linux is fairly straightforward, with many distributions carrying FocusWriter in their repositories, as well as Debian, Fedora, and OpenSUSE users can get the program from here.Windows and Mac users can download the text editor from the official project website as well to run or install it on their devices.FeaturesFocusWriter isn’t super powerful, nor is it deeply extensible, but it’s not entirely special feature-less either, with the FocusWriter website listing its features as:TXT, basic RTF, Docx, basic ODT file supportTimers and alarmsDaily goalsFully customizable themesTypewriter sound effects (optional)Auto-save (optional)Live statistics (optional)Spell-checking (optional)Multi-document supportSessionsPortable mode (optional)Translated into over 20 languagesThe program opens the editing interface in fullscreen on start. All you see on start is a blank text document and a wooden background; no menus, buttons or other interface elements that may get in your way.How do you interact with the program then? How do you exit it, load documents, or change some of the default options? All you need to do is move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen and move it back down a bit afterward.Doing so displays the menu bar which you may use to interact with the application. You find save and load options there, options to change the format of text, or switch to a different theme. All of these options are accessible through keyboard shortcuts as well. While you need to know what those are before you may use them, it is usually faster to use the keyboard than moving the mouse to display the menu and to select the option from there.My Experience with FocusWriterFocusWriter is very simple and straightforward as you can see, but it serves its purpose and it serves it well.One of the biggest helpful things for me when it comes to really buckling down and focusing on writing, is to remove myself and my usual distractions. So, I’ll change rooms, and then I’ll break out FocusWriter to do the same thing so to speak, inside my screen.One of the downsides to FocusWriter though from my own perspective, is the lack of formatting tools.Granted, if you were to put too many things on the screen at once, it detracts from the very principle of the application. However, I think that at least adding the absolute basics, like text position, font manipulation, and bullet lists, would be extremely helpful. Just my two copper however, and I will still recommend anyone who may find this sort of thing useful, check it out.Now you: Are there tools you use, to help keep yourself from losing focus or increasing productivity? Let us know in the comments!SummaryArticle NameA look at FocusWriter distraction free text editor on GNU/LinuxDescriptionFocusWriter is a cross-platform tool available to be easily installed on multiple GNU/Linux distributions, as well as Windows and Mac OS.Author Mike Turcotte-McCuskerPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Hotel in Playa del Carmen found dumping waste water into sea

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — A central hotel in Playa del Carmen has been closed after inspectors found the hotel discharging its waste water into the sea.The Costa del Mar hotel has been closed after inspectors from the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change detected a discharge of waste water into the sea from the facilities of the lodging center.The establishment is located on Avenida Primera Norte. Two closure seals were placed across the front reception window of the hotel, however, after the placement of the seals, the hotel’s beach club continued with business as usual.Orquídea Trejo, director of Environment and Climate Change, said that the seal was to stop the contamination and later to give the Federal Office of Environmental Protection (Profepa) an opportunity to intervenes according to its faculties.“Their waste waters were going directly to the sea. They were closed to stop the spill momentarily, but it is Profepa that has to see it. They have already been notified.“An evaluation must be completed by Profepa. We are only a preventive measure. This waste water was going to the sea. We verified the facts of what was found in the inspection,” said Trejo Buendía.“We had a report before that there was a hotel emptying sewage into the sea, but we reported no issues of discharge because that part was buried in the sand and thought it was mangrove. Since that date, we had not had a report,” he said in reference to an alleged sewage spill that occurred in January 2017 along the beach of the CTM.Although he did not specify a date, he mentioned that the Profepa inspection will be in the following days. In addition to requesting the hotel repair the damage, an economic fine will be imposed.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NYU student detained in North Korea hopes for quick release

first_img Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The appearance by Joo on Tuesday came as South Korea announced it had sent back two North Korean fishermen who were rescued from South Korean waters earlier this month.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Joo, 21, who has permanent resident status in the United States, was arrested in April for allegedly entering North Korea illegally across the Chinese border.“I would like to tell my family I’m healthy, I hope to be home soon and to tell them not to worry too much,” Joo said.It is not known whether the North intends to put him on trial or if he could simply be expelled from the country.Joo did not explain why he tried to enter North Korea. North Korean media have reported that he was arrested on April 22 when he illegally crossed the Amnok River from the Chinese border town of Dandong.South Korea’s Unification Ministry released a statement denouncing North Korea for presenting Joo in a news conference after ignoring the South’s demands for his release. The ministry repeated its demand for the quick release of Joo and other South Koreans detained in North Korea, including a pastor who has been held in the country since 2013 and two men who were sentenced to life in prison last month on charges of spying for the South.After Joo’s arrest, a spokesman for New York University confirmed that he was a junior at NYU’s Stern School of Business, but that he was not taking classes this semester and that the university was unaware of his travels. He said the university was in touch with the U.S. State Department and the South Korean Embassy. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Won Moon Joo, a South Korean student at New York University, is interviewed at the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Joo, who is being detained in North Korea says he hopes to be released soon and has told his family not to worry too much about him. Joo was presented to the media in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A South Korean student from New York University who is being detained in North Korea for allegedly entering the country illegally said Tuesday that he hopes to be released soon.Won Moon Joo, who was presented to the media in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, also said he was being treated well and asked his family not to worry too much about him.He acknowledged breaking North Korean laws, but such admissions are often recanted by detainees after they’re set free. Detainees are also often coached ahead of time by North Korean officials as to what to say. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks watches his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said he wasn’t trying to send a message.A flurry of roster moves that saw four starters make way for a youth movement was about results.Arizona cut right tackle Andre Smith and cornerback Bene Benwikere on Monday, but it also placed linebacker Josh Bynes (thumb) and kicker Phil Dawson (hip) to the injured reserve for the rest of the year.“I’m not really in the business of trying to send messages or trying to be subliminal in any way,” Wilks said. “I’m very direct in my approach and the things that I say. If you’re not doing it our way, if you’re not giving us the best opportunity to win football games, number one, you won’t be on the field. And if it gets to that point, we’ll move on, and that’s what we did.” Smith, a the sixth overall draft pick in 2009, signed with Arizona on a two-year deal this offseason as the Cardinals attempted to remake their offensive line.The 43-year-old Dawson is in the final year of his contract, while Bynes, one of the team’s most consistent players this season, is under contract through 2020.Wilks was asked if he agreed with players who after the loss in Los Angeles said their teammates were not doing what was asked of them by the coaching staff.“I think if you really listen to your question, I think it’s totally on the players,” Wilks said. “If one of the teammates said the players aren’t doing exactly what they’re asked to do, that’s all on them.“I’m not an effort coach. If we’re coaching effort, we’re in trouble,” he added. “I’m not concerned about the effort.” – / 14center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Related LinksArizona Cardinals release lineman Andre SmithNFL Draft order: Cardinals in second slot after Week 12 loss to ChargersCardinals have looming decision over Steve Wilks after loss to ChargersThe moves come after the Cardinals suffered a 45-10 defeat in Los Angeles against the Chargers, dropping them to 2-9 on the year.With five games remaining, rookie seventh-round pick Korey Cunningham, who started the last two games at left tackle, will slide over to the right tackle spot vacated by Smith. Starter D.J. Humphries, meanwhile, is expected to return from a knee injury, Wilks said.Benwikere was the second rotation cornerback to lose his job in the last two weeks. Arizona has waived Jamar Taylor and him after its last two losses, leaving opportunities for recent defensive back signees David Amerson and Leonard Johnson, plus promoted undrafted rookie Chris Jones.“We got to be more consistent,” Wilks said of the reasoning for the cuts. “I think right now when your’e sitting here 2-and-9 … you got to try to do everything you can, alright, to win a football game — but also look toward the future.”At linebacker to replace Bynes, the Cardinals have first-round picks Haason Reddick and Deone Bucannon to play alongside veteran Gerald Hodges.And at kicker, second-year pro and Arizona State Sun Devil product Zane Gonzalez will move into a starting role a week after the team added him to its practice squad. 35 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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