Liverpool legend Dalglish knighted

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish knighted Sacha Pisani 08:32 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kenny Dalglish Getty Liverpool Premier League The former Liverpool player and manager, 67, has been recognised for his services on and off the field Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish has received a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours for his football and charity work.A former player and manager, Dalglish has been recognised for his services on and off the field, including his support for the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy.After winning nine titles with Celtic, Dalglish – Scotland’s most capped player with 102 appearances – helped Liverpool to three European Cups and six league trophies among others during an illustrious playing career at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move The 67-year-old won 11 pieces of silverware as Liverpool manager – including three league crowns – before guiding Blackburn Rovers to Premier League glory in 1994-95.”Obviously it was for others with more education and knowledge than myself to decide whether or not I deserved a knighthood, and it goes without saying that I am hugely grateful to them for the decision that they have made,” said Dalglish, who also helped raise more than £10 million ($13m) to fight cancer care across Merseyside.”All I can say from my own point of view is that I am definitely no more deserving of an accolade like this than Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley were.”I am just fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time and I would like to dedicate this honour to them because without the standards that they set at Glasgow Celtic and Liverpool, individuals like myself would not have been able to thrive as much as we did.”Arise, Sir Kenny! https://t.co/bQlt2zmiCL pic.twitter.com/QatAxP9kYZ — Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 8, 2018 Meanwhile, world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua received an OBE.Joshua – holder of the WBA, IBF and WBO belts amid negotiations over a blockbuster showdown with Deontay Wilder – was honoured for his services to boxing, having been rewarded with an MBE in 2013 after claiming a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Hunters Helping the Hungry in its Sixth Year

first_imgNova Scotians using food banks are once again getting help feeding their families from the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. For the sixth year in a row, hunters can donate deer and moose meat to the province’s food banks. “Government is proud to be a partner in this program with Feed Nova Scotia and others as we work to make life better for families,” said Charlie Parker, Minister of Natural Resources.”On behalf of the province, I thank the hunters for helping to make a real difference in people’s lives.” Hunters have donated 3,553 kilograms of meat to Feed Nova Scotia over the past five years. “There are eight servings of protein in a single kilogram of deer meat so these donations are very important to families who struggle with hunger and poverty and rely on foodbanks for support each month,” said Dianne Swinemar, executive director of Feed Nova Scotia. To donate deer or moose meat, hunters may take carcasses to one of 18 participating, registered meat cutters in the province and indicate the amount of meat they want to donate. Feed Nova Scotia then distributes the meat to 150 member food banks provincewide. “Many hunters appreciate the opportunity to share the bounty of their wildlife harvests with others and they feel good knowing their donations of meat are helping families in need,” said Tony Rodgers, executive director of Nova Scotia’s Federation of Anglers and Hunters. Hunters Helping the Hungry is a joint initiative of Feed Nova Scotia and the hunting community, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Agriculture, novascotiahunting.com, Eastern Woods and Waters, and the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters. For more information on this program and other ways Feed Nova Scotia is helping hungry families, visit www.feednovascotia.ca .last_img read more

Payroll Rebate Approved

first_imgNova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of a payroll rebate for i3Vision Technologies Inc. i3Vision Technologies, founded in 2007, specializes in contact center optimization technologies, providing expertise to design, implement, customize and integrate a wide variety of communications and best-of-breed, enterprise-wide systems, including Genesys and Salesforce. By expanding its support operations in Yarmouth, the company has the potential to create up to a maximum of 80 jobs under the payroll rebate agreement. Based on the maximum growth forecast of the five-year payroll rebate agreement, NSBI estimates i3Vision Technologies could spend $12,600,000 in salaries. It is estimated the new employees would contribute provincial tax revenues of $1,417,000 through their income and consumption taxes. As a result, i3Vision Technologies would earn a rebate of up to $1,018,200 over five years. i3Vision Technologies would be eligible for a smaller rebate if it creates fewer than 80 new jobs. Information on NSBI transactions can be found at: http://www.novascotiabusiness.com/fundingdisclosures. -30- Quick facts:center_img payroll rebates are designed in a way that the tax revenue generated for the province by the new jobs in Nova Scotia is always more than the amount spent on the rebate payroll rebates are only paid after a business has generated actual payroll for the Nova Scotia economy for every dollar a company spends on the new jobs, it receives between five and 10 cents back when a company submits an annual rebate claim, it must send NSBI audited information that confirms the number of jobs it created that year payroll rebates are paid through the Strategic Investment Funds.last_img read more

8 killed as series of quakes hit far northern Philippines

first_imgManila: Eight people were killed and dozens injured when a series of earthquakes struck islands in the far northern Philippines early Saturday, toppling historic buildings and sending terrified locals fleeing their homes. The tremors hit the province of Batanes, a group of sparsely populated islets north of the nation’s largest Luzon island, tearing deep cracks in roads and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. Authorities said some of the dead, including two babies under a year old, were crushed by the walls of their own homes. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”We saw houses shaking. Some of the walls of the houses collapsed and fell on the victims,” Police sergeant Uzi Villa told AFP. “Some people died because they were sleeping soundly since it was still early,” he added. Many people were still asleep when the first tremor struck around 4:15 am (2015 GMT Friday), followed just under four hours later by a second, stronger jolt. The biggest of the quakes — of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 — struck within hours of each other, according to the US Geological Survey. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAt least three aftershocks followed, which prompted edgy locals to spend hours in town squares waiting for the string of quakes to end. Authorities said two people were reported missing, though they have not completed a search of the area because debris was blocking some roads. Raul de Sagon, mayor of worst-hit Itbayat town, told AFP that eight people had been killed and around 100 others were hurt, including seven serious cases that had to be flown out. Itbayat’s hospital was damaged and patients had to be wheeled to safety, while at least one high school and the area’s 19th-century church were heavily damaged. Batanes is pounded every year by tropical cyclones and typhoons that blast through the Philippines and homes are built of stone to survive the annual onslaught. “We always experience typhoons so houses here are made to withstand strong winds,” de Sagon said. “But we were not prepared for earthquakes such as this.” The Philippines is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from quake-prone Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin. The country’s most recent deadly quake occurred in April when at least 11 people were killed and a supermarket collapsed in a 6.3-magnitude tremor that hit a region north of the capital Manila.last_img read more

Smoke from Alberta wildfire drifts northwest covering much of Yukon

first_imgWHITEHORSE — Residents in many parts of Yukon are feeling the effects of smoke from a wildfire burning about 1,000 kilometres away in Alberta.Yukon Wildland Fire Management says smoke arrived in the Whitehorse area early Wednesday and a map tracking the plume shows coverage extending more than 500 kilometres north.The thickest concentration is in east-central Yukon over the Mackenzie Mountains, south of the Arctic Circle.Fire officials say the smoke is not from any of three active wildfires in Yukon, but from the roughly 920-square kilometre blaze threatening the northern Alberta community of High Level.The elderly or anyone in Yukon with heart, lung or chronic breathing problems is urged to stay indoors..Smoke from the High Level wildfire has prompted Environment Canada to issue air quality advisories for the entire northwestern corner of Alberta, the Fort Nelson region of northeastern British Columbia and the Watson Lake area of southeastern Yukon. (CKRW)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Bosnian Serb convicted by UN war crimes tribunal transferred to Estonia

A former Bosnian Serb army general convicted of war crimes by the United Nations tribunal set up to judge the worst abuses committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has been transferred to Estonia to serve out his 29-year jail term for terror, murder and inhumane acts. Dragomir Miloševic, who is not related to the former Serbian leader Slobodan Miloševic, was convicted in 2007 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of five counts of murder, inflicting terror and inhumane acts during the second half of the 1992-1995 siege of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, when a campaign of sniping and shelling killed or injured large numbers of civilians. His initial sentence of 33 years was cut to 29 years in 2009 by an ICTY appeals chamber ruling that evidence cited in the judgment did not support a finding that Mr. Miloševic, now 69, planned and ordered the sniping incidents but that his command responsibility for failing to prevent and punish committed by his subordinates had been established beyond reasonable doubt. The chamber upheld the majority of his convictions for ordering the shelling of the civilian population. For 15 months, from August 1994 to November 1995, Mr. Miloševic was commander of the Sarajevo-Romanija Corps (SRK) of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) which encircled and entrapped Sarajevo during the conflict. He is the second convicted person to be transferred to Estonia. Milan Martic, a former wartime political leader of Croatian Serbs, was transferred there in 2009 to serve out his 35-year jail sentence for his role in a campaign of ethnic cleansing. The tribunal, which is based in The Hague in the Netherlands, yesterday thanked the Estonian authorities for their continued support in ensuring the enforcement of its sentences and stressed the “crucial role” that Member States play in enforcing the sentences. It has so far signed agreements on serving sentences with 17 States, and today it called for help in securing additional enforcement capacity. Since its establishment, the tribunal has indicted 161 persons for serious violations of humanitarian law committed in the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2001. Proceedings against 125 have been concluded. Proceedings are currently ongoing for 34 accused. 23 March 2011A former Bosnian Serb army general convicted of war crimes by the United Nations tribunal set up to judge the worst abuses committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has been transferred to Estonia to serve out his 29-year jail term for terror, murder and inhumane acts. read more

UN meeting hears call for greater marine protections as plastic waste accrues

In the final day of the 16th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, held in Athens, Greece, scientists, policymakers and delegates gathered amid growing global concern over the accumulation of plastic waste in oceans and seas – a problem that could pose an estimated $13 billion in damage to marine life and habitats, and which demands a comprehensive remedy. Addressing the meeting, Jacqueline Alder, Coordinator of UNEP’s Freshwater and Marine Ecosystem Branch, applauded the creation of a “visioning roadmap” seeking to chart a way forward for oceans governance in the coming decade, particularly in the areas of extraction, governance, impacts of a changing climate, ocean acidification, and pollution. “Making change related to ocean governance or management, especially where the issues are transboundary, takes many years,” stated Ms. Alder. “Having the roadmap will keep all of us here, and those that follow us, focused on the outcomes we need to achieve in the coming decades.” The meeting generated broad agreement among experts and policymakers regarding the issue of microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic less than one millimetre in size – which, they said, deserved more attention in order to better grasp their physical and biological impact on the marine ecosystems they pollute. In addition, they advised a three-tier approach tackling marine litter at the national, regional and municipal levels as municipalities tends to have responsibility for solid-waste management. The UNEP meeting coincides with the opening of a marine pollution-themed artistic installation adorning the lobby of the UN Headquarters in New York and entitled “The Garbage Patch State.” The artwork is the creation of Italian artist, Maria Cristina Finucci, and was inspired by the five garbage patches, or gyres, that have amassed in the world’s oceans as plastic waste and other jettisoned materials are carried by the currents. The patches themselves now occupy a total of 15, 915, 933 square kilometres of ocean, threatening the marine environment and the plants and animals living within it. read more

Mother Earth Day Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner greener

International Mother Earth Day, marked annually on 22 April, is celebrated to remind everyone that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the landmark 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.The International Day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports, says the UN.The theme for 2017 is ‘Environmental and Climate Literacy.’ Education is the foundation for progress. A global citizenry must be built that is fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. Everyone must be empowered with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection, the world body stresses. Recognizing that Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, and noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, the UN General Assembly, through a resolution adopted in 2009, decided to designate 22 April as International Mother Earth Day. It invites all Member States, the organizations of the United Nations system, international, regional and subregional organizations, civil society, non-governmental organizations and relevant stakeholders to observe and raise awareness of International Mother Earth Day, as appropriate. read more

Vast sees increased revenue from Manaila mine in Romania

first_imgVast Resources, the AIM listed mining company with operations in Romania and Zimbabwe, reports an update on zinc sales and production from its Manaila polymetallic mine in Romania. Vast commissioned a zinc concentrate flotation line in September 2016, providing Manaila with a second product and revenue stream in addition to its copper concentrate. During the past three months, work has been undertaken to improve the grade of the zinc concentrate, which has resulted in Manaila now consistently producing a concentrate in excess of 30% Zn.  Sales of zinc concentrate have commenced with a sale of 200 t (dry) in mid-December 2016. This is just one of dozens of projects covered in International Mining Project News (published fortnightly) – ask emma@im-mining.com for more information on a subscription.With Manaila currently producing approximately 80 t (dry) Zn per month, the company’s primary objective is to increase zinc production by up to 85% by the end of H1 2017. In conjunction with increasing production, Vast is also confident that on-going work aimed at enhancing the zinc concentrate grade will achieve a concentrate of approximately 45% Zn.The Company has also completed the commissioning of the third flotation line at Manaila with the objective of increasing copper production in Q1 2017. As a consequence, Manaila will now have two copper concentrate flotation lines and a zinc concentrate flotation line. A gravity recovery facility is also due to be installed for the purpose of recovering the significant gold and silver contained in the tailings, which will generate a third revenue stream. Installation is expected to commence in January 2017 and the Company anticipates that this will be operational in H2 2017.Roy Pitchford, Chief Executive of Vast: “The Manaila mine is now really bearing fruit for Vast – the lessons learnt over the past 12 months have been implemented and the mine is now generating cash flow from both copper and zinc concentrate sales. We are encouraged by the performance of Manaila over the past three months and believe that this upward trajectory will continue through the adoption of initiatives to both increase production and improve grade.  In tandem with this, we will also be installing a new gravity recovery facility to separate the significant silver and gold currently reporting in the tailings, and we believe this will be a further considerable boost to Manaila’s overall performance as a long-term profitable mining operation.”last_img read more

BRUTAL Rhein Neckar Lowen to play in Leipzig and Barcelona in 24

“With this schedule all borders have been crossed”, said Rhein Neckar Lowen secretary general Jennifer Kettermann about unbeliavable situatiion in which his team will have to play two matches in two days!The German champions, according schedule, will play away match of DKB Bundesliga in Leipzig on November 11, and then, tomorrow, against FC Barcelona Lassa at Blaugrana at VELUX EHF Champions League!In the club thinking about sending “second team” to clash Barca….However, the number of fans at VELUX EHF Champions League matches are something about has to be worried in Mannheim… ← Previous Story Sead Hasanefendic to lead Algeria! Next Story → LNH: Strong PSG, three more teams on 100% read more

Google Chrome OS netbook rumored for December 14 launch is this its

first_imgIn November, rumors of a Chrome OS netbook arriving this year were quashed, with the announcement at the time by Google’s own Eric Schmidt stating such a fact. But it seems that Engadget have been tipped off that a Chrome OS netbook will be announced this coming Tuesday and will be available to buy as soon as December 14. From the same source, an image has been released of what’s thought to be the Chrome OS netbook keyboard with a few key modifications.Looking at the picture above you can see that there is a dedicated “search” key which replaces the standard Caps Lock key, and above this the function row now has forward / back keys as well as a Window, full screen, and “configuration” keys.In terms of spec, as the above keyboard is almost an exact replica of Acer’s “ZGA” Chrome netbook (announced August), we can assume that the innards will be similar. If this is the case you should expect to see an Intel Atom N455 (512K Cache) 1.66 GHz cpu, 1GB ram, an 8GB SanDisk pSSD-S2 drive, 1.3mp webcam, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, an ambient light sensor and a Synaptics touch-pad. These specs have yet to be confirmed, so we will have to wait until Tuesday to see if the rumors are true or our original report was more accurate.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

PhonyBotz premier robot communicant pour Android

first_imgPhonyBotz, premier robot communicant pour AndroidAu mois d’octobre, un petit robot communicant fera son apparition sur le marché… et certainement sur de nombreux bureaux ! Sa spécificité ? Il sera directement pilotable en bluetooth depuis un terminal sous Android.Voilà un nouveau “gadget” qui devrait en séduire plus d’un cet automne. Entièrement contrôlable depuis son smartphone ou sa tablette Android grâce au bluetooth, le PhonyBotz est un petit robot de bureau capable de se déplacer mais surtout de lancer des alertes à la réception d’un appel, d’un SMS ou encore en cas de mise à jour de statuts sur les réseaux sociaux. A l’effigie de la célèbre mascotte d’Android, ce petit bonhomme vert se manifestera également pour vous prévenir si le niveau de votre batterie est faible. Plutôt pratique.Rotation de sa partie supérieure, clignotement des yeux de différentes couleurs et déplacements sur le bureau pour vous saluer… l’interactivité est garantie, précise Zone-Numerique.com. À lire aussiDes chercheurs mettent au point un mini-guépard robotique capable de faire un salto arrière (Vidéo)Le PhonyBotz pourra fonctionner de cette manière grâce à une application gratuite qui sera mise à disposition à sa sortie sur l’Android Market et nécessitera un terminal sous Android 2.2. L’autonomie du robot est de quatre heures en fonctionnement et de 48 heures en veille, selon le site Generation-NT. Il pourra être rechargé via un port micro USB.Si la commercialisation de ce robot communicant est d’ores et déjà prévue pour le mois d’octobre, aucun prix n’a toutefois été annoncé pour l’instant.Découvrez le PhonyBotz en vidéo sur Maxisciences en cliquant ci-dessous :https://www.maxisciences.com/phonybotz/decouvrez-phonybotz-le-robot-pilotable-grace-a-android_art15639.html Le 11 juillet 2011 à 10:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Cowlitz tribe opening gambling treatment center

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will begin offering treatment for gambling addiction at a center in Vancouver, a year after opening its $510 million casino near La Center.“As part of our continued dedication to health communities, Cowlitz Indian Tribe is proud to announce that we are now providing problem gambling services in our Cowlitz Tribal Treatment Program,” the tribe wrote in an announcement Monday. The services, the tribe wrote, are made possible by the proceeds generated by its casino, ilani, which opened in April 2017.“We recognize that most people are able to gamble responsibly with little negative effects, however, not all people are able to control their gambling,” the tribe wrote. “Compulsive gambling has a serious impact on the physical, emotional and financial health of individuals and their families.”Three counselors offer individual counseling at the Vancouver office, 7700 N.E. 26th Ave. Group counseling could be offered as clientele increases, according to the tribe.For more information, call the Cowlitz Indian Tribe at 360-947-2247.last_img read more

Crime Down slightly but Commissioner says We can do better

first_img Husband arrested for murder in Long Island, Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Mar 2015 – The Year 2014 Shows a slight reduction in crime and a lower detection rate by Police. However, it was disturbing though not surprising to learn that there has been an incredible spike in crimes against tourists over three years.The year 2012 showed 23 crimes against guests; a big leap of 113 in 2013 and another climb with 168 cases recorded for last year against our visitors.Theses are figures released today for the past two years by the executive of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.Last year 3,247 crimes were recorded. The average rate of crime announced as nine per day in 2014. Detection was at 24%.In 2013 the rate was the same with a 28% detection record which ASP Rodney Adams described as good when compared internationally.When it comes to burglaries, 2013 was busier with that sort of investigation. The figures: 838 Burglaries for 2014; 867 for 2013 and 802 for 2012.Drug offenses were up last year; 92 cases in 2014 compared to 71 cases in 2013.There was a decrease in firearms cases and robberies remained the same at 79.As for what is happening in 2015; crime is trending up. There were 316 cases in January and 283 reports in February. Last year the same period saw 292 cases in January, with 242 crimes February 2014.As for the status of the two police jeeps involved in last week’s speed chase ending on Leeward Highway; one is repairable, the other a write off. Recommended for you TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recorded Nationwide manhunt launched after shooting victim dies Related Items:commissioner, crime, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

City of North Bonneville receives unfavorable audit

first_imgThe Skamania County city of North Bonneville’s failure to properly manage financial information between 2009 and 2010 resulted in an economic decline that led to deficits in its general, water and sewer funds in 2011, according to a report released by the Washington State Auditor’s Office.In response to the report, city officials noted that a new clerk/treasurer hired in 2010 had addressed the audit’s concerns by the end of last year, and the city would continue to work this year to ensure better oversight and fiscal responsibility.The city’s total cash and investments declined more than $900,000 between 2009 and Oct. 31, 2011, the audit reported, leading to anticipated deficits in several funds, which could require loans from restricted funds to continue operations.“The City is at risk of not being able to meet financial obligations or maintain services at its current levels,” the report noted.The auditor’s report cited several instances where North Bonneville (pop. 956) failed to produce reliable financial statements, noting, for instance, the city was unable to determine how much of its total cash and investments were restricted and not available for general spending. The auditor’s report criticized the city’s mayor and city council for not monitoring financial information to ensure its accuracy and completeness. The report urged them to create a written strategy for achieving and maintaining a positive fund balance.last_img read more

Wailing Blade is the Executioner SciFi Fantasy You Didnt Know You Needed

first_img ‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast UniverseDamon Lindelof Starts Beef With Alan Moore Ahead of HBO’s ‘Watch… Stay on target “Thousands of years after mankind’s fall from the stars, the remnants of humanity live under the brutal thumb of tyrannical rulers who wield futuristic technology that to the masses, is indistinguishable from magic. These petty warlords squabble over the dwindling resources of a dying earth, while they themselves bow down to the Tyrant of Minturn, who crushes all who oppose him with his legendary executioners – warriors who wield the deadliest weapons from mankind’s starfaring days. The most feared of these executioners is the Head Taker, who wields the mighty and unstoppable Wailing Blade – a sword which screams louder than the victims it beheads.” WAILING BLADE #1(W): Rich Douek (A): Joe Mulvey (C): Chris Sotomayor & Jules Rivera (L): Taylor EspositoWhenever I read fantasy comics, I try very hard not to compare them to Dungeons and Dragons. However, there’s something about Wailing Blade that embraces the D&D mindset with the wildest of fantasy and lets me indulge a little bit within in. Wailing Blade is a brutally bloody take on sci-fi and fantasy that doesn’t hold back at all. It’s a brilliant introduction that leaves you with your eyes aghast at the sheer brute that comes into it. No matter how you read Wailing Blade, from the gruff to the rough, You have to love it because of that.via Comix TribeWailing Blade #1 gives a sci-fi fantasy twist to the role of the executioner. It takes it in a whole new brutal and terrifying future that provides us with an otherworldly amount of story building. I only wish there was more. Rich Douek introduces us to a few where the Head Taker is the baddest man in town, one who took the blade and knows his role. He also gives us a parallel story of a father and a son with opposing views, but unite to bring a tyrant down.Douek’s worldbuilding in this first issue is something of a dream. He takes a vast amount of bonkers sci-fi and twists it into a massively crazy world that spins the narrative and immediately makes this comic noteworthy and unmatched. If this issue is just a taste of what Douek has up his sleeves, then count me in. You’ll instantly become intrigued with the story, characters, and setting. It’ll remind you of a D&D session, but with more of a high tech refreshingly innovative world.via Comix TribeWhen first downloading this comic, all I could say was “WHOA, THAT ART THOUGH.” I have a feeling that you’ll be saying the same thing. Joe Mulvey’s art sells what Wailing Blade is pitching. Mulvey’s art is in complete unison brings Douek story. He gives the visuals a whole new sense of wonder that you’ll have for this world. He brings out every single element within his pencil, allowing you to scan your eyes easily across the panels to drink in all the details of his art, especially when you see his landscapes. One thing I absolutely loved about Mulvey’s art is the character designs. It’s another thing that leads me to think futuristic D&D. Each character carries has their own characteristics and design that bring a little bit of the story out more.Paired with Mulvey’s art, Chris Sotomayor and Jules Rivera brings Mulvey’s pencils and inks to form. They take this comic to just one more level that you didn’t think was possible. I love in comics where colors don’t hold back. Colorists who go off the deep end with their colors have my heart. Sotomayor and Rivera have my heart within Wailing Blade #1. The blood is the silkiest and most beautiful red you’ve ever seen. The landscapes are a beautiful neon that should be full of joy. However, they are colored in a way that brings a mood of dread and despair. Sotomayor and Rivera make these colors their own and gives a batch of confusing emotions that both terrifies yet excites the reader.via Comix TribeTaylor Esposito is a supreme letterer. Esposito knows how to work within any world in a comic, and he nails it each time. Esposito opens the comic with a powerful voice over and knows just where to place to let the art shine. He also moves your eyes along the panels freely. He knows how to create a mood. For this comic, that’s both ominous and quick, especially in the last few panels when things descend into chaos. Esposito is one of my favorite letterers. He knows how to make the lettering pop in comics that no one else would think of. In Wailing Blade #1, he shows off a lot of what he can do. He shows his placement, his variation of fonts and text and more importantly, the mood that this comic presents.Wailing Blade #1 is a treasure of a comic that you need to read to believe. I’m incredibly excited to read what else this world can bring and the havoc it will reap. This team is asking you to take the blade and see what this story is made of. Comix Tribe is offering Wailing Blade #1 right now apart of its Digital Ashcan! This digital ashcan allows you to download Wailing Blade #1. You’ll also get updates on other dope sneak peaks, comics, etc. that they have to offer. Take the blade and download Wailing Blade #1 now on Comix Tribe.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Tropical island problem Too many parrots

first_img Men’s health affects baby’s health too The foundation received official notification last month that it can carry out the project, Bunbury said. Eradication is likely to begin in November or December. The program, which has the backing of the Seychelles Ministry of Environment and Energy, is one of several the foundation is carrying out thanks to a $960,000 grant from the EU.Bunbury and Haverson argue that the damage the green parakeets could have on the Seychelles is higher than in other regions because of the Seychelles’ small size and extreme isolation. Seychelles must import much of what it consumes, so if the little agriculture the islands do carry out is ruined, it could have outsized financial consequences, they say.The project will place nets around the roosting site next to Georges’ wooden farmhouse. Any birds that evade the nets will be targeted through guns with silencers.As the green parakeets swooshed into her green bamboo stalks on a recent evening, Georges sat on a wooden bench, looked down her lush green valley and out onto a moonlit Indian Ocean.“Definitely the black parrot has priority over the little green ones, but still it would be a shame to eradicate them,” she said as the day’s light faded. Sponsored Stories At 6:20 p.m., small packs of green parrots began flying up the valley to the bamboo patch beside Georges’ house. Gliding in under a bright crescent moon in small groups of three, five or 10 birds, they whoosh into the bamboo, not far from the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg that Georges sells to tourists.An animal-lover, Georges has mixed feelings about the kill mission. She says it would be a “calamity” if the parakeets wiped out the nation’s black parrots, but otherwise she enjoys watching them fly in to roost for the night.“They seem to be a part of the evening routine. You finish work, you have a beer on the deck and you see the droves of birds coming up to the trees,” she said.The Indian ring-necked parakeet first appeared in the Seychelles in the 1970s, perhaps when a caged pet escaped or was set free, said Peter Haverson, a Briton with a novel job title: avian eradication specialist.The population turned viable in the mid-1980s and by the 1990s it was recognized as a threat. In 2000, when Haverson guesses that the population was only a couple dozen strong, the island began an awareness campaign against the birds.Though graceful and good-looking, the green parakeets have earned the designation of pest. They eat from residential fruit trees and commercial crops. Perhaps of greater concern to Seychelles, they could kill off the nation’s black parrots by introducing beak and feather disease, a fatal affliction for the black parrot. “You sit here. The moon and the birds come in. It’s a wonderful, wonderful feeling at the day’s end.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Other countries _ Britain, Australia, even parts of the U.S. _ are also seeking to control their green parrot populations, he said, but the Seychelles project is the first attempt to eradicate the bird from an ecosystem. The Indian ring-necked parakeet is native to 35 countries and has been introduced to another 39. Its growth is a consequence of the global travel patterns of humans. Invasive species are recognized by the convention on biodiversity as a major threat to ecosystems, especially island ecosystems.“Because Seychelles is such a small island it’s an achievable program here,” Haverson said.Georges _ the 75-year-old caretaker of Le Jardin du Roi, or the Garden of the King _ is skeptical the project will succeed in killing all the birds.“How are they going to do it? How?” she says.So far the project has only carried out a count of the green parakeet. Nets and guns are being brought in. Hand-in-hand with the eradication campaign is an educational campaign designed to lessen the outcry for killing of the birds.“These parrots aren’t part of their natural heritage,” said Nancy Bunbury, who works with the Seychelles Islands Foundation. “If we can get that message through them they (Seychelles residents) are more accepting of the fact that you want to do something about it.” Check your body, save your lifecenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Associated PressLE JARDIN DU ROI, Seychelles (AP) – The green parrots that live on the tropical paradise of Seychelles fly into the bamboo stalks next to Micheleine Georges’ 150-year-old farmhouse at dusk. The birds are small and cute. They are also marked for death.The eradication of the Indian ring-necked parakeet is the goal so that a Seychelles’ national bird _ the black parrot _ may live, those carrying out the EU-funded project say. The black parrot could be wiped out by a disease that the Indian ring-necked parrot carries. Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The two species don’t yet intermingle. The green parrots are only found on the country’s main island, Mahe, while the black parrots live on Praslin, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast. That’s likely too far to fly, but biologists fear the green parrots could hop on a ferry and land in Praslin.The Seychelles Islands Foundation eradication project estimates that the island nation now has 230 of the parakeets, a number that would rise to 3,000 birds in a decade if the birds are allowed to live. The parakeets can grow to 16 inches (40 centimeters), twice as big as the budgerigar parakeet, the common house pet, which grows to about 7 inches (18 centimeters).The Seychelles is a chain of 115 breathtakingly beautiful islands far out in East Africa’s Indian Ocean. That isolation creates unique mini ecosystems, but it can also place the black parrot in peril.“They tend to be more vulnerable to diseases because they’ve been brought up in an environment where they’re not open to global threats of other diseases,” said Haverson. “They’re very secure here, but now you have an alien invader coming in which has this disease which could devastate it.”last_img read more

Russias Putin orders reform of parliament

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family MOSCOW (AP) – President Vladimir Putin submitted a bill Wednesday that would change how the upper house of the Russian parliament is formed, a move he said would make it more democratic but which critics said wouldn’t change the body’s role as an obedient tool of the Kremlin.Under the current system, the Federation Council is made up of randomly chosen former officials or rich businessmen with government links, with two representatives for each of Russia’s 87 regions. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019center_img Putin’s bill will have candidates for provincial governors publicly name their choice for an upper house member from the region ahead of local elections. The second candidate for each province should be a member of its legislature, Putin said.The bill requires approval from the lower house of parliament as well as the Federation Council itself. Given both bodies’ genuflection to Putin, it is all but certain to quickly pass.Putin won a third presidential term in March’s election despite a wave of massive protests in Moscow against his rule.He has approved a series of political reforms supposedly aimed at making Russia’s tightly controlled political system more democratic. The opposition has dismissed the changes as window dressing that wouldn’t weaken Putin’s steely grip on power.Alexander Kynev, an independent political expert, was quoted by the online Gazeta.ru as saying that the upper house’s makeup would continue to depend on political manipulations and not the people’s will.“As before, the house will be formed not by the voters but through some strange procedures,” he said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Israeli startup buys up bankrupt electric car firm

first_img Sponsored Stories Eloya said his company would focus on operating the 1,800 public charging spots that service Israel’s more than 1,000 electric cars but would not sell cars or provide battery-swap services as Better Place did. Officials in the Israeli economics ministry and the courts said they were not immediately aware of the deal.Better Place launched its operations in 2007 to great fanfare, starting out as a source of pride and a symbol of Israel’s status as a global high-tech power. But it shut down in May after failing to sell its silent fleet of French-made sedans to a skeptical public.It capped a stunning fall from grace for Better Place and its founder Shai Agassi. He believed that in an era of global warming and rising oil prices, environmentally friendly electric cars could be the wave of the future, if a way could be found to overcome the limited range of their batteries.Agassi could not be reached for comment Thursday.The project won the support of President Shimon Peres, received generous financial incentives from the Israeli government and an endorsement from former U.S. President Bill Clinton. In roughly five years, Better Place raised some $850 million from investors like General Electric Co., HSBC Holdings PLC and the European Investment Bank. ___Online:Gnrgy Ltd.: http://www.gnrgy.com Check your body, save your life Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology JERUSALEM (AP) – An Israeli energy startup has taken over the remains of Israel’s trailblazing _ and now bankrupt _ electric car venture, the new owner said Thursday.Ran Eloya, founder and CEO of Gnrgy Ltd., said his company bought the remaining assets of Better Place for less than $450,000, a fraction of its $2 billion valuation less than two years ago.Better Place filed for liquidation in May, six years after promising to revolutionize the auto industry by reducing the world’s oil dependency. The company burned through hundreds of millions of dollars building a network of chargers and battery-swapping stations, but experienced poor sales. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

Lower oil prices dent Repsol profits in Q1

first_img Sponsored Stories Like other oil companies, Repsol’s earnings have suffered from the near-halving in oil prices since last June.Repsol shares were down 2.4 percent to 17.9 euros in early morning trading in Madrid.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories The vital role family plays in society 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies MADRID (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol says its first-quarter profit fell by 6 percent compared with the same period last year following a sharp drop in oil prices and interruptions in Libyan production.Repsol S.A. said Thursday that its net profit for January through March was 761 million euros ($851 million), down from the 807 million euros made in the first three months of 2014.Excluding one-off items and after adjusting the value of oil stocks in the wake of lower oil prices, Repsol’s profit was up at 928 million euros against 532 million euros last year. Comments   Share   last_img read more