10 months agoReal Madrid fullback Carvajal: We should’ve finished off Villarreal

first_imgReal Madrid fullback Carvajal: We should’ve finished off Villarrealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal admits they blew two points for their draw with Villarreal.Real kicked off 2019 with a 2-2 draw against the Yellow Submarine.Carvajal lamented, “We had some real chances to finish the game and make it 1-3, but in the end, we drew and dropped two points. We needed those three points to close the gaps on the leader. Now we need to keep working hard and rack up some points. This is not an easy place to come play. We’re disappointed because we were ahead for practically the whole match and not winning really stings.””We knew that they would have to push forward and leave the defence open. Before finishing with a draw, we had two massive chances to kill it off, we did not finish and they nicked a goal at the end.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Port Maria Recovering

first_imgRelief and recovery efforts are now underway in the town of Port Maria, St. Mary, following extensive flooding on November 11, when the town was engulfed by overflow from the Peggy and Ashram Rivers. Providing an update on the situation at the Jamaica House press briefing, at the Office of the Prime Minister, State Minister in charge of Housing, in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, explained that there has been significant washing out of buildings with mud and flurry, and that “nobody was untouched, residents as well as businesses.” Dr. Guy, who is also Member of Parliament for Central St. Mary, noted that the water had receded and that commercial activity is slowly returning. He added that the streets are being cleared of debris and garbage, with the Parish Council, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), and public health department ensuring that these are disposed of properly. Additionally, the Jamaica Fire Brigade is washing off the streets to ensure that there is no dust nuisance once they are dry. Meanwhile, health personnel are carrying out sanitation operation in the main areas, and vector control is being conducted to prevent mosquito breeding. Dr. Guy informed that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and the Jamaica Red Cross are carrying out assessments and that mattresses have been provided to assist a significant number of residents in the immediate aftermath of the flooding. Meanwhile, Director General of ODPEM, Ronald Jackson, commended the Mayor of Port Maria and the local team for taking the initiative. “While we supported with national resources, a lot of the co-ordination really took place at the local level, with the Member of Parliament, Mayor and the agencies. It shows resilience and growth in the process,” he said. Mr. Jackson noted that the ODPEM technical team is also doing a full assessment from the hazard angle, and to address any other unmet needs and provide support where necessary.last_img

Search for Missing Cruise Passenger Stopped

first_imgzoom Based on expert medical advice regarding his survivability the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has concluded the search for a missing 84 year old cruise ship passenger who went overboard in the evening of November 24 from the Sun Princess cruise ship about 175 nautical miles east of Sydney.AMSA tasked its Essendon based Dornier search and rescue aircraft and the Sun Princess cruise ship to the search area. There have been no sightings of the man during the search. CCTV footage from the Sun Princess showed the man entering the water from a height of approximately 25 metres.Expert medical advice received by AMSA indicated the man was very unlikely to have survived when he entered the water given the height. The advice also indicated that the man would not have been able to survive in the water for an extended period of time given his age, clothing and weather conditions at the time of the incident. Sea conditions in the area were rough with 25-30 knots winds and swells up to three metres.The search aircraft and ship have found no trace of the missing passenger. In consultation with the Master of the Sun Princess, the operating company and the next of kin, the search effort has concluded.Sun Princess was on the way to Sydney after completing a 13-day New Zealand cruise.Press Release, Image: Princess Cruiseslast_img

LG inaugurates DDAs egovernance initiatives

first_imgNew Delhi: LG Anil Baijal on Thursday inaugurated six major e-governance initiatives of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to make the organization paperless and technology-driven. According to DDA, major initiatives are the implementation of e-Office, Physical File Tracking, Provakil Application for Court Case Monitoring, Online Record Room Management, Ease of Doing Business: Online E-Mutation and Online Allotment of Staff Quarters.The LG also inaugurated computerised call centre to facilitate the citizens to address their queries. The call centre has been provided with a toll-free helpline number 1800-110-332 equipped with 30 lines and with another number 011-24690431. “The Call Centre will be responsible to attend to the calls of the people to know the status of Housing Scheme, Land Auctions and query of each department of DDA. Query-based data will be maintained at the Call Centre,” DDA said in their press statement. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticThe press statement further stated that E-Office has made operational in Housing and Systems Departments of DDA and E-office of Land Disposal and Land Management Departments will be made operational from August 15. “Files will be converted into electronic format after scanning and papers/noting etc. including draft will move electronically. Physical file tracking enables tracking of movement of papers/files,” DDA said. DDA further said that Provakil application is meant for monitoring court cases which will facilitate to monitor 25,000 court cases of DDA and to know the real-time status of cases in various courts Supreme Court, high court and district courts. Online Record Room management will trace the location of each file in the record room. “Online Mutation Application System under the computerized project is currently for residential properties. Industrial & commercial properties will also be mutated online shortly,” said DDA official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderTarun Kapoor, Vice Chairman, DDA welcomed the Lt. Governor and highlighted the initiatives taken by DDA for ensuring effective, efficient and transparent governance by reducing human interface and to make the DDA citizen-friendly by adopting information technology tools. LG lauded the efforts of the Delhi Development Authority and complemented the Vice Chairman and his team for implementation of e-Governance initiatives which will help reduce public interface and bringing transparency and accountability.last_img

BC man acquitted of four terrorism charges related to Facebook posts

first_imgVANCOUVER – A British Columbia man accused of using his Facebook account to express support of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks has been acquitted of all charges.Othman Hamdan’s judge-alone trial began in June, when he pleaded not guilty to encouraging the commission of murder, assault and mischief as well as inducing and instructing someone to carry out a terrorist act.B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Butler announced his decision on Friday, and it was confirmed by the criminal registry Monday.The alleged offences were related to 85 Facebook posts between September 2014 and July 2015, when Hamdan was arrested.The Fort St. John resident who described himself as a non-practising Sunni Muslim testified his posts highlighted government clashes against citizens who were “squashed” as they held peaceful protests during the Arab spring in the Middle East.The trial heard his posts paid tribute to gains made by Islamic State militants with attacks in Canada and other Western countries.Hamdan said he began posting comments on his Facebook profile and created some pages based initially on what he saw on social media, which played a big role in the series of demonstrations that swept through the Arab world.“Lone wolves, we salute you,” read one post on March 3, 2015, as read in court by Crown counsel.Another post in October 2014 calls Martin Couture-Rouleau, who rammed a car into Canadian soldiers in Quebec, “the real hero for hitting evil Canadian forces on their soil in retaliation for the Canadians supporting the Shiite gangs in Iraq.”The post adds, “May Allah accept him,” which the Crown’s expert witness told the trial is a reference to the Muslim belief that only God can decide who is a legitimate martyr.Another post in January 2015 blamed then-prime minister Stephen Harper for the lone-wolf attacks in Canada.“In response to Harper’s policy of no restrictions on Canadian criminal forces in Iraq, Islamic State issues … an order to lone wolves in Canada with ‘no restrictions’ on targets … unlike prior restrictions to government and armed personnel only,” the post says, as read in court by Crown counsel.Hamdan testified he abandoned his Islamic religion after moving to the United States in 1999 and converted to Christianity, then returned back to his former religion.He also testified he drank lots of alcohol and smoked pot while living a Rastafarian lifestyle in the U.S., where he was soul searching.last_img

Orphan Black Finale Reveals the Total Number of Clones

first_img Login/Register With: SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched “To Right the Wrongs of Many,” the series finale of “Orphan Black.”It started with two. When “Orphan Black” first premiered in 2013, there were two women at the center of the pilot episode’s inciting incident. Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) sees her double meticulously take off her shoes, set down her bag, and step off the train platform to commit suicide. Sarah then takes over that woman’s life for a time before learning that one doppelganger is quaint, but in reality, she has almost a dozen, who are clones of her and her twin sister Helena (Maslany).Though the heart of the show was #CloneClub, and that included anyone who was on the side of the clones, helping them to get to the bottom of what was going on at the Dyad Institute and later helping to stop P.T. Westmorland (Stephen McHattie) the center was more often than not the two originals, carrying the thread from the pilot episode, even if the “who” evolved. So it is only fitting then that the series finale of “Orphan Black,” entitled “To Right the Wrongs of Many,” spent the first half focused solely on them: Sarah and Helena, “the only set of twins we ever had – fertile freaks” as Westmorland himself put it not-so-eloquently. READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img

US Critics Are Loving LETTERKENNY

first_imgIn his review for Rolling Stone, Alan Sepinwall calls LETTERKENNY a “wonderfully weird Canadian comedy” that “spoke in the only dialect I needed to hear: funny.” While making comparison to Aaron Sorkin and LAW & ORDER, Sepinwall remarks that “this oddball show offers big laughs.”While Americans may only have the first two seasons to sample, Canadians can catch up on three seasons of the LETTERKENNY on CraveTV, with an all-new six-pack of episodes streaming now. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement CraveTV’s original series LETTERKENNY has made its debut south of the border, with the first two seasons streaming now on Hulu, and the much-loved Canadian comedy is receiving a warm welcome from U.S. critics.The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman – an early fan of the series who describes discovering LETTERKENNY “a little like running into some crack” – wrote the feature “Critic’s Notebook: ‘Letterkenny’ Is the Canadian Comedy You Didn’t Know You Needed”. Goodman’s feature is an ode to his love for LETTERKENNY, calling the series “a highly stylized bit of brilliance,” “relentlessly creative,” and telling his readers to “figure it out.”In The New York Times, Margaret Lyons recommends LETTERKENNY to readers “tired of the same old comedy stuff” who are in search of “anarchic flair” and “stylized dialogue.” Lysons states that LETTERKENNY “has a quiet sweetheart streak, even when it’s shockingly filthy” and urges viewers to “binge judiciously.” Facebook Login/Register With:last_img


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter Advertisement The Knight Before Christmas is a love story that involves a time-traveling English knight from the past who unexpectedly finds his way to the present, and of course, falls in love. Deadline reports that the knight’s paramour will be “a caring high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love.” Could that be the role Hudgens is playing? It hasn’t been confirmed yet, so we’ll have to see. READ MOREMONIKA MITCHELL SHOOTS FOR NETFLIXToronto – It’s been about a month since the news broke that Netflix would be making a huge investment to produce Canadian content in Canada. Yesterday we learned that award-winning director Monika Mitchell will begin production on a fantasy feature for the streaming service titled The Knight Before Christmas. When you think about it, it’s a title that has been waiting to be made.Written by Cara Russell, the cast is led by American actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens (pictured), who also serves as one of the Executive Producers on the project. The Vanessa Hudgens, Monika Mitchell Shoots for Netflix, image,California-based actress is best known for playing Emily Locke in the series Powerless. We’re fairly certain 29-year-old Josh Whitehouse gets to play the titular knight. READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Vanessa Hudgens, Netflix, Monika Mitchell VANESSA HUDGENS TO STAR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCE ‘THE KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ FOR NETFLIXVanessa Hudgens has boarded Netflix’s The Knight Before Christmas, a feature which the High School Musical and Rent: Live star will also executive produce.The pic, directed by Monika Mitchell and written by Cara Russell, follows a gallant English knight who seeks out his true quest after a sorceress inadvertently sends him from the medieval era to present day. While there he soon finds himself falling for a caring high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love. Josh Whitehouse, who stars in MGM’s reboot of Valley Girl and the upcoming HBO Game of Thrones prequel, also stars. Cameras will roll this April in Ontario, Canada. READ MOREVANESSA HUDGENS TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND STAR IN NETFLIX’S THE KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMASWe must have been good this year, because Vanessa Hudgens is adding to her holiday movie commitments. According to Deadline, the star will executive produce and star in a Netflix original movie titled The Knight Before Christmas. Hudgens’ producer credit on the film marks a first for the star. No release date is set yet.last_img

Medicine exchange hosted in Winnipeg

first_imgMelissa RidgenAPTN NewsHarvesters and users of traditional medicines gathered in Winnipeg this week to exchange medicines from different territories.The event was the brainchild of Angie Cote and Carrie Sinclair, who have travelled across Manitoba gathering medicines.Their idea for the medicine exchange, they said, came from an elder up north.“He said that on this island they have this medicine wheel, and it’s very sacred there,” said Cote. “And he said when they would go check it out, they found medicines and other things that aren’t traditionally from the area, like shells and other things — because people used to travel all over and trade medicines and have medicine exchanges.“So we started talking and said, why don’t we do it?”At the event a few dozen people shared medicines and recipes.“The reason I do this is for this generation,” said Sinclair.“That’s what we need to do with our kids nowadays, is take them out into the bush and get them thinking about natural ways of healing and not depending so much on western medicines, and getting back to nature.”The pair hope to get funding and expand the event next year. They would like to bring more people with traditional knowledge of medicines to Winnipeg.mridgen@aptn.calast_img

Murphy Oil reports condensate leak up to 17000 barrels in northern Alberta

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 9, 2015 4:22 pm MDT CALGARY – Murphy Oil Company Ltd. says up to 17,000 barrels of petroleum product have spilled at its Seal heavy oil site in northern Alberta.The Arkansas-based company said it found condensate near the surface in three areas on the afternoon of March 1.The Alberta Energy Regulator said initially Murphy Oil reported a spill of about 94 barrels, but on Monday the company said it has found the leak to be much larger.Murphy said the spill occurred over an extended period of time, but it’s still investigating the size and how long it lasted.Condensate is used to dilute heavy oil so that it’s thin enough to flow through pipelines.Murphy Oil says the spill occurred about 80 kilometres southeast of Peace River, Alta. The AER said the pipeline spilled into muskeg, a boggy ecosystem that’s common in northern Alberta.The company and the Alberta Energy Regulator say there have been no reports of harm to wildlife in the remote area.The AER says the pipeline has been isolated and depressurized and cleanup is underway. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Murphy Oil reports condensate leak up to 17,000 barrels in northern Alberta

The NFL Is Botching Kickoff Returns

This chart doesn’t give any bonus value to touchdowns, which are slightly more valuable than their equivalent in yardage, though it also doesn’t reflect returns with fumbles lost (which are rare, but still considerably more common than return touchdowns). While some endgame situations may arise where even a bad return is worth trying, and perhaps some of those returns were legitimate responses to openings presented by the kick-coverage unit, ultimately there is no reason to be significantly under the red line save poor judgment. If the entire league had simply taken a knee on these 356 kickoffs it returned out of the endzone, it would have saved a combined 1,108 yards of field position.Kick returners have been more judicious this season — just 23 percent of standard kickoffs have been returned from the end zone, compared with 33 percent last year2That 33 percent was also down from the 42 percent between 2011 and 2014. — but little has changed about the average result of such returns, other than whether they’re worth it.Some teams appear to be figuring this out and have been rewarded as a result. Others have declined the free yards and continued running it out, and they have been punished accordingly: In 2015, the Jacksonville Jaguars returned 24 percent of kickoffs out of the end zone, and had the seventh-worst average starting field position in the league. In 2016, they have the lowest return rate from the end zone in the league at just under 9 percent3Jacksonville returned 8.7 percent to the Carolina Panthers’ 9.3 percent. and are tied with the Arizona Cardinals for the second-best starting field position after those kickoffs (both 0.8 yards better than if they’d taken the touchbacks). Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears went from returning 37 percent in 2015 to returning 48 percent in 2016. Yet, despite seeing their starting field position improve from the 23-yard line to the 24-yard line, their advantage fell from being tops in the league (by a wide margin) to being 20th — and one of the 25 teams that would have been better off always taking a knee.Further complicating matters, kickoffs that drop short of the goal line seem to be better for the kicking team than touchbacks (as you can see on the first chart above). Before the new rule came into play, the league anticipated that coaches and kickers might try to game the system by kicking just short of the end zone. This seems to have happened, at least somewhat, with 79 percent of kickoffs going into the end zone this season, down from 87 percent last season. That’s a low mark since the kickoff spot was moved in 2011 (in a stat that had been on the rise). But the fact that teams have been willing to inefficiently return out of the end zone may have limited the incentive to try.If this rule stays, it’s likely that teams will adjust eventually on both sides, meaning fewer returns out of the end zone but fewer kicks into the end zone, as well. Kickoffs may essentially go the way of punts, with how often a kicker pins the opposing team inside the touchback line (“In 25”) becoming an important stat for kickoff specialists.Check out our latest NFL predictions. Citing concerns about safety, the NFL adopted a rule change last offseason that moved touchbacks on kickoffs five yards out to the 25-yard line, ostensibly to reduce the number of kick returns, though perhaps with the added benefit of juicing the league’s offense.For its stated purpose, the effect of the rule change has been underwhelming. Of non-onside kickoffs this season, 39 percent have been returned. While this is an all-time low, it’s only down from 42 percent last season, which was already well below the 52 percent average from 2011-14, which was way below the average before the tee placement for kickoffs was moved to the 35-yard line in 2011. It’s not clear that this decline is any greater than what we would have expected if the rule change on returns hadn’t been adopted, based on the ongoing kicker improvement that has been taking place across the board.While there are multiple issues at play, the main reason the change hasn’t been more effective is straightforward: Despite kick returns out of the end zone being rendered a demonstrably worse bet, teams keep trying them.Below is a chart showing the league average starting field position for standard kickoff returns1Meaning returns from non-onside kickoffs kicked from the 35-yard line, excluding returns that ended in a lost fumble. from near the end zone:

Queens College student is Guyanas top performer at CSEC

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOver 600 students recorded zero passes in 2018 CSEC examsAugust 18, 2018In “latest news”Guyana walks away with 11 CXC AwardsOctober 22, 2017In “Local News”Queen’s College tops CAPEAugust 15, 2019In “latest news” Christian PileSixteen year old, Christian Pile, a student of Guyana’s premier secondary school, Queen’s College will later today be announced as the top performer at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination (CSEC).Pile who placed second in the country in the year 2013, when he sat the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) was able to secure 19 grade ones.The subjects he wrote are Geography, Religious Education, Physical Education, Information Technology, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Electronic Documentation Processing and Management, Principles of Business, Human and Social Biology, Spanish, Integrated Science, History, Social Studies and Agriculture Science.The official result of the examination is expected to be released later today by the Ministry of Education at a forum to be held at Georgetown National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).Pile told the media during an interview yesterday that his performance came as a result of hard work and dedication.

1211 WWE RAW Ratings Viewers down for Braun Strowman vs Kane on

first_img stinkelbaum John Cena WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery Now Playing Up Next that the demonic dentist/fake diesel ever headlined anything, ever, is a miracle.the fact he’s doing it in 2017 is probably the reason. Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Colin Jost WhatsApp Videos Articles December 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Ratings are in for December 11, 2017.This week’s show from Cleveland drew 2.68 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com this week.This is down from last week’s show that drew 2.81 million viewers. WWE came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics. Like last week, WWE saw the audience peak in the first hour and decrease as the show progressed.“Monday Night Football” on ESPN won the night on cable (11.78 million viewers).Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHour 1: 2.876 (down from 3.147 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.608 (down from 2.862 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.570 (up from 2.430 million viewers)RAW, headlined by Braun Strowman vs. Kane, averaged a 0.85 rating for the night. This is down from last week’s show that averaged a 0.87 rating overall.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got StrowmanVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Twitter WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Videos Articles Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership goes up, WWE remains at the No. 1 spot on Tuesday Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Pinterest WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Michael Chelast_img

Two students say it proud with Poetry Out Loud

first_imgTwo Clark County students are ready to slam their way into spoken-word stardom at next weekend’s state Poetry Out Loud competition.Battle Ground High School junior Laney Pham and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics sophomore Isabella Daltoso will advance to the state Poetry Out Loud competition March 4 after receiving the two top spots at the Educational Service District 112 contest. Students select pieces of poetry to recite and perform. They’re judged on physical appearance, articulation, dramatic appropriateness and their ability to “breathe life” into the piece, according to the competition’s website.It’s that last point that holds most true for Pham and Daltoso, as both girls selected pieces that spoke to their own lives and experiences.Pham, whose parents are Vietnamese immigrants, had a language barrier through school, she said. She spoke Vietnamese at home, which meant it was often a challenge to communicate at school.“I grew up not being able to express my feelings,” she said.But as a high school student, she took a chance, joining speech and debate to improve her speaking skills, and later through an English teacher found out about Poetry Out Loud and began to participate.“Poetry Out Loud to me is like delivering my thoughts and expressions through an art form,” she said.Pham selects poems that share part of her story. At the state competition, she’ll perform “Beautiful Wreckage” by W.D. Ehrhart. She has a unique advantage in her reading of the piece: the poem is about the writer’s experience fighting in the Vietnam War, and contains words in Vietnamese.last_img

Woman hurt in fire at Garrison Park duplex

first_imgA kitchen fire sent a woman to the hospital with minor burns and damaged a duplex near David Douglas Park, in the Garrison Heights neighborhood, Wednesday afternoon.Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Pete Adams said firefighters were called to a house fire at Boardwalk Garden Homes, at 8109 N.E. 14th St., shortly after 2 p.m.The firefighters arrived to find flames coming from a single-story duplex, then snaked a hose inside to knock down the fire.Adams said firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 10 minutes.The fire did not appear to extend into the building’s attic space or the neighboring unit, he said.Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said the home’s occupant, a woman in her 70s, was hospitalized for minor burns.An investigation found it was a cooking fire, Scarpelli said, adding the fire did about $75,000 in damage to the building and its contents.last_img

Meredith Launches Womens Online Network

first_imgLater this month, Meredith says it also plans to launch MixingBowl.com, a social network featuring content on food, recipes and entertaining. Meredith Corp. on Wednesday announced the launch of the Meredith Women’s Network, a portal for the company’s collection of women’s Web sites.The network will consist of three sub-networks: Better Homes and Gardens (including Better Homes and Gardens and Better Recipes), Parents (including Parents, American Baby and Family Circle) and the Real Girls Network (DivineCaroline, Fitness, More and Ladies’ Home Journal). Meredith acquired a minority stake in the Real Girls Media Network, a group of online women’s social communities, about two months ago.“For our marketing and advertising partners, the Meredith Women’s Network allows us to optimize return on an investment across our digital platforms,” Lauren Wiener, senior vice president of Meredith Interactive said in a statement. When FOLIO: asked how Meredith plans to position the network against other women’s networks—including Glam Media, a women’s fashion and lifestyle portal—Wiener, in an e-mail, called the network “unique” because it is “composed of high-quality original content that focuses exclusively on women ages 25 to 54 and the topics that matter most to them, including home, family and self-development.”last_img

Amazon will crash on Prime Day 30 of surveyed Amazon employees say

first_imgeBay employees think Amazon will crash again on Prime Day. Angela Lang/CNET A lot of online retailers are betting Amazon will crash on Prime Day, anonymous workplace social network app Blind has reported. After running a two-day survey last week that saw 4,222 people answer on its app, Blind said eBay employees responded in the affirmative 60% of the time. Meanwhile, 47% of Walmart employees said it would crash, 42% of Wayfair employees and almost 30% of Amazon employees.Amazon Prime Day is arriving July 15-16 and will see a massive sale on Amazon. During Prime Day 2018, Amazon crashed. Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know See It Comment See It Amazon Prime Day 2019: All of the best deals on laptops, Chromebooks and tablets Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on gaming gear available now Amazon Prime Day 2019: All the best deals on headphones and speakers Prime Day 2019: Instant Pot, iPads, AirPods and Marvel movies already on sale See it 1 Amazon Prime Amazon Amazon Prime Day 2019: All the best deals CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy Apple AirPods 2019center_img Tags Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Apple Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements Amazon’s competitors are running rival sales, with Walmart’s sale running from July 14 to 17 and eBay’s Crash Sale on July 15. Target is also holding a Deal Days sale on July 15 and 16.”Last year’s prime day was marred with a crash that left users staring at dog photos instead of bargain hunting,” Blind said. “Not one to miss an opportunity, eBay named their shopping holiday this year a ‘Crash Sale’.”Overall, Blind’s survey showed exactly one third of the “overall tech community” is predicting Amazon will crash on Prime Day. See It Share your voice Amazon $144 $144 $159 1:43 $144last_img

Amazon plans 700 million retraining program for 100000 US workers

first_img 2 Internet 2:24 Share your voice Amazon At a Manhattan Prime Now warehouse. Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon on Thursday pledged to spend $700 million over the next few years to retrain 100,000 of its US workers. The Upskilling 2025 program will be one of the largest retraining initiatives any US company has undertaken and follows similar efforts by corporations such as AT&T and Accenture. The program is designed to help one-third of Amazon’s current US workforce of roughly 300,000 people transition into higher skill and higher demand positions, including data mapping specialists, data scientists, business analysts and security engineers.Upskilling 2025 appears to be an acknowledgement of rapid changes in the workplace, particularly in Amazon warehouses, where employees’ tasks routinely change thanks to new robots and technologies. Several researchers now predict that millions of low-skill jobs will be wiped out by robotics and automation in the coming decade, with Amazon facing criticism for introducing a lot of this new tech. Comments The effort is also happening at a time of historically low unemployment in the US: 3.7 percent in June. This has forced fast-growing companies like Amazon to figure out new ways to fill the most vital positions, in part by using the people they already employ.Amazon continues to face persistent complaints from unions, former employees and advocacy groups that it treats its warehouse workers poorly. The Upskilling program is another benefit the company can use — including $15 minimum wage and up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave — to counter those claims. Many unions typically don’t see these benefits as enough and assert that employees need better protections from being fired or overworked. Amazon employees in the US are not unionized.As part of Upskilling 2025, Amazon is launching the Amazon Technical Academy, which will help nontechnical employees transition into software engineering roles. Associate2Tech, another new program, will help warehouse workers retrain into technical jobs, regardless of their previous IT experience.Career Choice, a tuition program for fulfillment center workers, will expand, as will Amazon Apprenticeship, a classroom training and on-the-job apprenticeship at Amazon. Tags As Amazon pushes into AI smarts, worries about job losses… Now playing: Watch this:last_img

Avengers Endgame Writers Detail Major Script Challenges at SDCC 2019

first_img ‘Death Saves’ D&D Streetwear: Interview With Designer D…Wesley Snipes Says ‘It’s All Good’ With Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ Reboot Film Stay on target Avengers: Endgame was one of the top performing movies of 2019, yet developing the film was not an easy process for writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.On Friday, the duo discussed the biggest script challenges with Avengers: Endgame at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). During a panel held in Hall H, Markus and McFeely described their Marvel journey and what it would take to create one of the most popular superhero films of all time, Polygon noted.#AvengersEndgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely talked “Writing Avengers: Endgame” at #SDCC #HallH and brought visuals! Take a look at BTS images of their writer’s room. pic.twitter.com/xcLvTbYgva— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 19, 2019“Your first reaction is panic,” Markus told attendees. “If it’s bad, because you will be very embarrassed one year, and then you have to wait around and have to be embarrassed next year.”Avengers: Endgame ended up with a solid script, however, according to the duo, it took multiple drafts, including the shooting draft, to achieve what they were looking for. Markus noted how Marvel Studios will fine tune movies until they hit theaters and how the Avengers: Endgame storyline was tweaked multiple times.“There’s a lot of trial and error on these [movies],” McFeely said during the panel. Both writers described how Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame eventually came together, however, they admitted that an all-hands-on-deck moment put things into perspective and kickstarted another creative direction.“Marvel knows how to foster the writing of the movie. They’re not a panic-based company,” Markus explained. “A lot of companies in Hollywood freak out after a first draft.”SO cool we were allowed to take a pic of this brainstorming session done by the writers! #AvengersEndgame #SDCC2019 #SDCC50 #MarvelStudios #HallH @MarvelStudios @SD_Comic_Con pic.twitter.com/efTnAgiwGc— Jennifer Saturday @ SDCC (@JCSaturday) July 19, 2019Before tackling the plots of Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the duo put together a giant board that listed all available characters, objects, and references that were still important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).Even though the board was helpful, it couldn’t solve all of the script’s bumps, including whether or not certain characters should die. But after weeks of conversations, the thought of killing Thanos became more of a good approach for the Avengers: Endgame storyline, considering he changes everyone’s fate throughout the film.“Killing him helps him as a character,” Markus said. “It cements the fact that he’s doing this for his stated purpose. He’s done! And that’s the most shattering thing for the Avengers.”More on Geek.com:Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019 What to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019Marvel Posts ‘Dawn of X’ Teaser on Twitter Before SDCC 2019last_img