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first_imgWith summer seasons getting ready to start across the country, it’s time to make sure you are in the right gear for the season. Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) sponsors, X-Blades, KooGa, Hyper-Active and BodyScience have all the equipment you need for the summer season. X-BladesX-Blades is the official footwear supplier of TFA and has a large range of boots for both children and adults. To visit their online shop, please visit – www.bladesfootball.com.auKooGaKooGa is the uniform supplier of TFA and have a wide range of styles for team uniforms. To visit their website, please click on the following link – www.kooga.com.auHyper-ActiveHyper-Active is the merchandise supplier for TFA and have been involved with Touch Football for over 25 years. To view their range, please visit their website – www.hypertouch.com.auBodyScience TFA compression supplier, BodyScience, has all your needs when it comes to compression gear. Through their Club Direct program, BSc can personalise your club’s compression gear to have your logos and colours. For more information about this, please contact Ryan Brustolin at BSc by emailing ryan@bodyscience.com.au. Stay tuned to the TFA website for more information in the coming weeks. Related LinksSummer Touch Gearlast_img read more

Ohio State Lands Commitment From Elite Local TE

first_imgOhio State players holding their helmets before a game.ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Ohio State Buckeyes players hold their helmets on the sideline during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Ohio State added a commitment moments ago from an elite local prospect. Cincinnati (OH) Elder three-star tight end Joe Royer is a Buckeye.Royer chose Ohio State over Arizona State, LSU, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin. He officially visited Columbus back in June.Royer is the No. 11 senior in the state of Ohio and the No. 13 tight end in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.He is also the seventh Ohio prospect to commit to the Buckeyes in this cycle.I’m staying home, Committed‼️ #GoBucks🌰 pic.twitter.com/OMBZCAR1QH— Joe Royer 🤡 (@JoeRoyer25) July 2, 2019Ohio State’s 2020 class currently ranks fourth nationally and is tops in the Big Ten.Only Clemson, Alabama and LSU are ahead of Ohio State in the team recruiting rankings. Georgia rounds out the top five, while Michigan is sixth. Another Big Ten program, Penn State, is No. 11.You can view the entire team composite rankings here.last_img read more

Celebration Square at Noon lineup

first_img Week 2 Feb. 21: The Mathieu Da Costa Challenge Awards Ceremony Feb. 22: Blou Feb. 23: Dance Zone / Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre Feb. 24: Kidzact Feb. 25: Musquodoboit Valley Family of Schools’ Choir Feb. 14: Cory Tetford and Paul Lamb / Maritime Centre for African Dance Feb. 15: Dartmouth and District Pipe Band / Scotia Highland Dancers Feb. 16: Maritime Dance Academy / Young Company of Halifax Dance Feb. 17: The Trips / Slow Cooking Cover Feb. 18: Halifax Circus / Annapolis Valley Honour Choir The Halifax 2011 Canada Games today, Jan. 31, announced the two-week lineup of performances for Celebration Square at Noon. The program will showcase the talents of 15 local acts from Feb. 14-18 and Feb. 21-25. The free show will run noon to 1 p.m. on each weekdays. The schedule is as follows: Week 1 The selected performers, including more than 275 youth, represent a broad range of arts and entertainment featuring highland dancing, African drumming and circus performances. “Celebration Square at Noon presents yet another opportunity to showcase the diverse culture and talent this province has to offer,” said CEO, Halifax 2011 Canada Games, Chris Morrissey, “It’s an honour to be able to showcase talent from communities across Nova Scotia.” NewCap Radio, which includes Q104 and 96.5 KOOL FM in Halifax, is the presenting sponsor of Celebration Square. Other cultural components of the Games include the National Artist Program, Celebration Square at Night and the opening and closing Ceremonies. Halifax 2011 Canada Games will be the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and Halifax’s first Canada Winter Games.For more information on Celebration Square visit, http://www.canadagames2011.ca/ .last_img read more

African Nova Scotians worried about representation as school boards eliminated

first_imgHALIFAX – African Nova Scotians and other minority communities will have input as the province remodels schools administration under sweeping reforms, the education minister says.Zach Churchill said he wants full community involvement in the selection process for the new education advisory council that is to replace the province’s seven English-language regional school boards.“I want that to happen,” Churchill said. “We want this to be a fair process where we get good people who can contribute to good outcomes for kids in our province.”Minority groups have voiced concerns about losing their elected representatives through legislation introduced Thursday that will eliminate the school boards by March 31.Archy Beals, the African Nova Scotian representative on the Halifax Regional School Board, said Friday his community is concerned about losing its voice to a large bureaucratic body.“We need to have a strong voice at the table and we need to have a non-partisan voice and a transparent voice so that we are not just rubber-stamping what governments ask,” said Beals.Beals says there are concerns about who will be appointed to the 15-member council.He said the members of the African Nova Scotian school board caucus have written to Churchill but have received no response. He said they’ve also submitted the names of four people to sit on a transition team that will shepherd in the creation of the new advisory council, but have not heard back.“The problem with that is, you are hand-picking people,” said Beals. “Where’s the transparency in that? Where’s the non-partisan piece in that?”Beals said he believes a system of community nominations could be a part of the change process.However, he also defended the school boards as they are currently constituted, saying minority representation on the Halifax board has worked to make substantial changes. He pointed to reports on the incidents of racism and discrimination under the board’s auspices, and work on culturally relevant teaching methods.“Granted there are some things that we need to change and work on, but throwing the baby out with the bathwater is not the solution.”Churchill said there would be minority input as part of the transition team that will advise his department on the terms of reference and selection process for the advisory council.In addition to minority seats on the council, two new executive director positions representing the African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaq communities will also be created at the Education Department as part of sweeping reforms based on a recent report by education consultant Avis Glaze.last_img read more

UN inspectors resume destroying Iraqi mustard shells visit biological arms site

A UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) biological team revisited excavations in the Al Aziziyah Range, about 100 kilometres southwest of Baghdad, where Iraq says R400 aerial bombs filled with biological agents were unilaterally destroyed in 1991, spokesman Hiro Ueki said. The team, which first visited the site on 24 February, inspected excavated munitions and fragments and conducted an aerial survey.UNMOVIC chemical teams resumed the destruction of mustard-filled artillery shells at the Al Muthana site, successfully testing new procedures for drilling the shells, and inspected sulphuric acid facilities at Al Naif and Dar Al Salam, 80 kilometres west of Baghdad.Missile teams visited the Al Shika Company, which supplies support equipment for research and development, and the Al Amin Factory, which performs mechanical machining and hydrostatic testing of Al Fatah and Al Abour motor cases and produces the body for the Al Fatah cluster-type warhead. The inspectors tagged equipment, which had previously been destroyed by the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) but subsequently repaired by Iraq. They also tagged additional equipment that had been destroyed by UNSCOM but repaired by Iraq at the Al Basil Company, which produces oil, salt and detergents for civil industries. The equipment was related to a proscribed missile of the past and some of it is currently being used to produce parts for the Al Fatah missile.Biological and multidisciplinary teams, meanwhile, inspected the Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Unit in Mosul and the Badush Cement Factory, which belongs to the Northern Cement State Company.International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) teams inspected the Ibn Al Beythar Research Centre for raw materials for the medical industry in the Taji area north of Baghdad. They also conducted two private interviews with engineers associated with Iraq’s former gas centrifuge enrichment programme, and performed a car-borne radiation survey in the Zafaraniya area of Baghdad, including several large industrial sites. read more

Football Urban Meyer gives update on Bosa injury previews Purdue in weekly

After leaving Ohio State’s win over TCU on Sept. 15, junior defensive end Nick Bosa has been sidelined with a core muscle injury with no timetable for return. In Monday’s press conference, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Bosa will be getting reevaluated this week in Philadelphia, but could not really say whether or not the defensive end would return to the field this season. “I am hoping,” Meyer said. Bosa has been seen at Ohio State practices and on the sideline during games, but only in street clothes.Meyer also said junior linebacker Malik Harrison and junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper are back with the team this week after being sidelined for the Minnesota game after being placed in concussion protocol. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Robert Landers was deemed probable while Meyer called redshirt junior cornerback Damon Arnette questionable for Saturday’s game against Purdue. In special teams, Meyer said redshirt senior kicker Sean Nuernberger suffered a strained groin prior to the start of the game against Minnesota. Sophomore kicker Blake Haubeil started in Nuernberger’s place and hit three field goals, being named by the coaching staff as the special teams player of the week. Meyer also said sophomore left tackle Thayer Munford is “sore,” but probable heading into Saturday. Meyer praises Justin Hilliard With the injury to Harrison, redshirt junior linebacker Justin Hilliard had the opportunity to play significantly more on defense than he usually does. Meyer said he was happy to see a player like Hilliard get the opportunity to play. “He’s one of my favorite players, favorite families,” Meyer said. “He’s a guy that means so much to us on the kicking game. He played pretty good. Not great, but pretty good.”Hilliard recorded five tackles, including two solo tackles, against Minnesota on Saturday, with two broken up passes in the middle. With the biceps injuries Hilliard faced, Meyer compared his journey to former Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who started his collegiate career sidelined due to injury. Meyer said the redshirt junior linebacker still has a ways to go, but has shown growth. “You never give up on a player,” Meyer said. “Keep working with him.” Meyer prepares to defend Rondale MooreOver the first six games of the season, Purdue has put together one of the more dynamic offenses in the Big Ten, recording the No. 4 scoring offense in the conference, averaging 33.5 points per game and beng one of two offenses in the Big Ten to average over 500 yards per game, the other being Ohio State.Much of that success has been helped by the emergence of Purdue freshman wide receiver Rondale Moore. In six games, Moore has become on of the core dynamic playmakers in the conference, recording 100-yard performances and a touchdown in four of the six games. Even though Meyer has not studied Purdue at length yet, he said Moore does bring something to the table. “Just explosive player,” Meyer said. “I studied him in the return game. And he’s a guy you have to be careful with in the return game. He’s a dynamic player.” read more

Rainbow Rare Earths start of ore mining and operations update Burundi

first_imgAt Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara project in Burundi first production and sales of rare earth concentrate are being targeted for Q4 2017. Gakara is one of the highest grade rare earth element mining projects globally, with an estimated in situ grade of 47-67% Total Rare Earth Oxide (‘TREO’). Highlights:Mining and plant construction timetable remains on track to deliver first rare earth concentrate for sale in Q4 2017Mining of ore has commenced at the Gasagwe sitePlant construction progressing wellCivils and earthworks well advanced, expected to be complete by end SeptemberApproximately half of plant containers already in Bujumbura, with remainder expected by mid-OctoberRare earth prices continue to strengthen – Rainbow basket price up 80% YTDMartin Eales, CEO of Rainbow, commented: “I am pleased to report extremely positive news on all fronts, which sees the company firmly on track to deliver its first shipment of concentrate in Q4 2017. The construction of the plant at Kabezi is progressing well, despite minor logistical difficulties, and we have commenced mining ore from the Gasagwe pit. Meanwhile, the market for rare earths goes from strength to strength, and our basket price has nearly doubled since our listing on 30 January 2017.”At the Gasagwe site, the company has focused on the pre-stripping work since April 2017, which has exposed the ‘Main Vein’ to a depth of around 3–5 m along 90 m of strike with several other subsidiary veins that are connected or adjacent.Following completion of the construction of the run-of-mine bunkers at the Kabezi plant site, Rainbow has commenced extraction of ROM ore and will be stockpiling the feedstock in advance of plant commissioning within the next six to eight weeks.Rainbow continues to develop a new processing plant and remains on track to deliver first rare earth concentrate for sale in Q4 2017. The plant is ideally located at Kabezi, approximately 20 km from the company’s mining areas and 10 km due south of Bujumbura and is, importantly, next to a main asphalt road, which will provide ease of access for the container trucks collecting rare earth concentrate for export.Since the last Operations Update in early June, Rainbow has completed bulk earthworks at the site and has made timely progress with the necessary civils construction in preparation for the erection of the processing plant, albeit with some temporary delays caused by local shortages of cement and aggregate.Rainbow has already imported over half of the planned container shipments of plant and machinery, with the balance due to arrive during September and October.In partnership with thyssenkrupp Raw Materials (TK), Rainbow expects to make first sales of rare earth concentrate in Q4 2017. Prices for rare earth elements have been increasing rapidly in recent months and this has translated to Rainbow’s own basket price, which by 18 September 2017 had risen to over $18/kg (an increase of more than 80% since the IPO on 30 January 2017).As discussed previously, Rainbow will receive a discounted sales price to the basket price, which is adjusted for the grade of the concentrate and to reflect the costs of processing the concentrate by customers. The discount remains subject to negotiations undertaken by TK with individual end customers.Based on recent market feedback Rainbow and TK are confident that there is strong demand for all of Rainbow’s planned near term production, which is to achieve a run rate of 5,000 t/y of rare earth concentrate before the end of 2018.last_img read more

LHomme de Néandertal aurait vécu 8000 ans de plus

first_imgL’Homme de Néandertal aurait vécu 8.000 ans de plusC’est à proximité directe du cercle polaire qu’une équipe internationale de chercheurs a retrouvé des outils, caractéristiques des techniques qu’employaient les Néandertaliens. Datés à 8.000 ans après la disparition théorique de l’Homme de Néandertal, ces découvertes sont extrêmement surprenantes.   La revue Science publie un article rédigé par une équipe de chercheurs internationale. Ils indiquent avoir “localisé à 1.000 kilomètres plus au Nord que la limite connue jusqu’à présent” des traces de la culture moustérienne. Celle-ci s’est développée au Paléolithique moyen, de -300.000 à -33.000 ans, et est caractérisée par l’utilisation d’une large gamme d’outils sur éclats.   À lire aussiHomo sapiens, cerveau et chant des baleines, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaitre ce 2 aoûtLes vestiges qui ont été retrouvés se situent à Byzovaya, au nord de la Russie et à proximité immédiate du cercle polaire. Il s’agit d’os de mammouths et de rennes ainsi que des outils de silex. Les marques que comportent les ossements sont caractéristiques des modifications dues aux activités de boucherie des chasseurs du Moustérien. La datation au carbone 14 et via une stimulation optique ne laissent planer aucun doute : ces restes datent d’il y a  28.500 ans, soit 8.000 ans environ après la supposée disparition des Néandertaliens.  Ludovic Slimak, chercheur du CNRS et co-signataire de l’article indique qu'”à cette période on ne trouve dans toute l’Eurasie que des cultures du paléolithique supérieur, propres à l’Homo Sapiens”. Cette découverte est donc assez mystérieuse car les chercheurs ne savent pas s’il s’agit là des traces des derniers survivants de la lignée de Néandertal ou s’il s’agit, pourquoi pas, des porteurs de l’ultime culture moustérienne des Homo Sapiens.  En l’absence de restes humains, les chercheurs ne sont pas en mesure d’en apprendre davantage. Quoi qu’il en soit, la découverte témoigne qu’une culture a continué à exister des milliers d’années après l’extinction du groupe biologique auquel elle est rattachée. Jusqu’ici, il était admis que les Néandertaliens avaient disparu car ils n’étaient pas parvenus à s’adapter aux conditions climatiques extrêmes. Mais “la présence de traces de culture moustérienne toute proche du pôle remet en cause cette hypothèse climatique de même que sa supposée infériorité technique”, indique Ludovic Slimak.Le 13 mai 2011 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Investors IRS File Objections to Source Interlinks Reorganization Plan

first_imgLast week, the Internal Revenue Service filed its objection to Source’s plan, claiming it owes more than $10 million in unpaid taxes. The objection said Source’s reorganization plan cannot be confirmed because it does not ensure adequate payment of the IRS’ tax claims. The IRS said Source and its affiliates have not filed a “staggering” number of federal tax returns.It was not immediately clear how the IRS objection, or the stakeholders’ motion, will effect Source’s emergence from bankruptcy protection. A Source spokesperson did not return a request for comment. An attorney with Source’s legal counsel, Pachulski Stang & Hutz, also did not return a request for comment.Bankruptcy BackgroundLast month, the company, controlled by billionaire Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection—saying it reached an agreement with its lenders to “eliminate approximately $1 billion dollars of existing debt” and privatize the company.  Source’s lenders agreed to funnel $100 million in additional liquidity into the company. Source, in turn, agreed to pay “all of its vendors in full and on time.” Source said it expected to emerge from bankruptcy protection within 35 days.The company also is seeking permission to borrow up to $385 million in post-petition financing as part of its plan to eliminate $1 billion in debt, according to a report on Law360.com. Source reportedly owes its creditors about $733 million.A number of other creditors have also filed objections to Source’s plan of reorganization. According to a Law360.com report, SINV LLC, one of Source’s landlords, filed an objection stating that the planned consolidation of Source’s affiliates could “hurt its claims.”Automotive media company eVox Productions also objected, claiming, the plan violates a licensing agreement it had with Source.According to a report in the New York Post, a Source attorney said the IRS claims are current payroll taxes, not past-due back taxes.A hearing about Source’s plan of reorganization is scheduled for today. A group of stockholders and the Internal Revenue Service are among those that have filed objections to Source Interlink’s pre-packaged plan of reorganization.On Wednesday, the magazine publisher and distributor filed its own objection in Delaware’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court, asking the judge to deny an emergency motion filed by an ad hoc group of stockholders requesting a 45-day delay of the plan’s confirmation and to form an official committee of equity holders. According to the motion, Source’s plan includes a debt-for-equity swap with lenders and rewards management “responsible for present circumstances” with equity stakes in a new company.In its objection, Source said the ad hoc group is made up of investors who hold only about 2 percent of the company’s outstanding shares. Source said forming a committee is not necessary because, according to the plan, the stockholders are not expected to receive a meaningful distribution.last_img read more

Google releases Lookout app for visually impaired and blind on Pixel devices

first_img Best Buy Now playing: Watch this: See It 4:33 Mentioned Above Google Pixel 3 (64GB, not pink) $589 See It Google Walmart News • Unlocked Google Pixel 3: Just $499.99 with this exclusive code Sprint $799 Google Pixel 3 See it 0 Google’s Lookout app for the blind and visually impaired launched for the Pixel 3.  Google The Google Lookout app, which helps blind and visually impaired people identify objects through the phone’s camera, is now downloadable in the Play Store. The catch? It’s only available for people with Pixel devices in the US. The Lookout app, which Google announced last year, uses technology similar to Google Lens to let users better explore and interact with their surroundings. Lookout also reads the text in signs and labels, scans barcodes and identifies currencies. Google recommends wearing your Pixel device on a lanyard around your neck or keeping it in your front shirt pocket. From there, Lookout can tell you about people, read text, identify objects and more as you go about your day. Patrick Clary, product manager in Google Accessibility Engineering, published a blog Tuesday that detailed when people might need to use Lookout, which for now is English-only. The most common times, according to Clary, would be in situations where you’d need to ask for help: visiting a new space, reading a document or completing daily tasks. Clary noted that the Lookout app is still new and Google wants feedback from users to keep improving it.”As with any new technology, Lookout will not always be 100 percent perfect,” Clary said.Originally published March 13, 8:44 a.m. PT.Correction, 10:39 a.m.: The original version of this story misstated the availability of the Lookout app. It’s available on Pixel devices in the US (and is only in English). $849 Microsoft tech teaches children who are blind how to… Mobile Mobile Apps Tags Review • Pixel 3 review: The best Android phone of 2018 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $812 Share your voice Preview • Pixel 3 and 3 XL: Google’s nicest Pixel might lack that killer feature Post a comment See Itlast_img read more

Why associate bank employees are unhappy as five banks merge with SBI

first_imgThe head office of State Bank of Mysore in Bengaluru.IBT Media/S V KrishnamachariThe merger of five associate banks — State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Patiala (SBP), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) and State Bank of Travancore (SBT) — with State Bank of India (SBI) with effect from April 1, 2017, has not gone down well with the employees of the associate banks.Also read: Here’s why a public bank strike in the era of digital banking and ATMs won’t be effectiveThe biggest grievance is the provident fund (PF) benefit which is being extended to these employees is with effect from April 1, 2017, as against their dates of joining, which they claim is unfair. All employees of the five associate banks have been given new offer letters pursuant to the merger.It may be mentioned that the SBI employees currently get the benefit from the date of joining. “When you (SBI) discriminate, who will be happy?” an officer with SBBJ working in Jaipur told International Business Times, India.Another officer working at SBM for the past almost four decades and now posted in Bengaluru, voiced the same concern. “The offer letter sent to us (for the formal absorption as SBI employees) says that we will get PF benefit from the date of merger, that is 1st April, 2017. This is unfair.”The ABOA, or Associate Banks Officers’s Association, which represents about 28,000 officers of the associate banks, is likely to take up the matter with the SBI, they said.The merger of the five banks — SBP, SBH and SBT besides the SBM and SBBJ — is also bound to result in a sharp decline in workforce after merger.”Post merger, we will be at 2,77,000 people in SBI. This may come down to 2,60,000 by March 2019. So it may be less than 10 per cent. Let us first merge and see the impact of the key process changes. Manpower will go down with the period of time,” SBI Managing Director Rajnish Kumar told IANS. The comfort for the employees, so to speak, will be that the fall in headcount won’t be abrupt.”We have offered voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), there would be natural attritions and every year we may not replace head by head (replacement recruitment). Manpower will also reduce as a result of digital initiatives. There will be a combined effect,” Kumar said.  In Picture: Customers at a State Bank of Travancore branch in Bengaluru, India.IBTimes/SV Krishnamacharilast_img read more

Three journalists arrested over Venezuela prison report

first_imgAn Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist have been arrested as they prepared a report on a prison in northern Venezuela, human rights and press freedom groups said.Roberto Di Matteo of Italy, Filippo Rossi of Switzerland and Jesus Medina of Venezuela were arrested Friday after entering Tocoron prison in northern Aragua state with a television crew, according to the rights group Foro Penal.The national journalists union said the trio were conducting a “media investigation” when they were arrested.Critics say Venezuelan prisons are overpopulated and inmates are malnourished, despite government plans to reduce inmate populations.The Swiss foreign ministry said the Swiss embassy in Caracas “is in contact with the appropriate authorities and is assisting this Swiss national in accordance with the consular protections afforded him.”The Italian foreign ministry said its mission “has been following from the very beginning the arrest of Italian national Roberto Di Matteo, and is in close contact with local authorities.”Di Matteo works as a videographer for Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale, regularly collaborating with independent journalist Rossi, the publication said on its website.Rossi had also worked with regional Swiss daily Corriere del Ticino, while Medina is a photojournalist for anti-government website DolarToday.The union released a photograph of the three journalists taken from the back, apparently handcuffed and escorted by two military personnel. Their cellphones and small cameras were confiscated.Union representatives told AFP the journalists were in good health late Saturday.”They are doing well and show no signs of mistreatment,” according to the SNTP union.”They had an invitation to enter Tocoron. They had registered to enter when they were barred access and then arrested. It seems there was a counter-order to bar them access.”Foro Penal director Alfredo Romero said some of his group’s lawyers had traveled to provide legal aid to the trio, who are being held by national police.Late last year, rights group Una Ventana a La Libertad estimated that there are some 88,000 inmates across a country with an official prison capacity of 35,000.President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which says it is being unfairly disparaged in national and international media, says it has successfully applied measures to pacify prisons and raise their standards to international norms.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Supergirl

first_imgStay on target Enter BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ Fan Art CompetitionMCU News: Phase 4 Poster, Spider-Man Theories & More Today is Kara Zor-El’s birthday, or as we earthlings call her, Supergirl! To celebrate, I’m going to discuss her early years leading up to her big break in TV!Supergirl was created by legendary DC Comics creators Otto Binder and Al Plastino for Action Comics #252 in 1959. Once she arrived on earth, her cousin Superman helped show her the ropes of having a secret identity. She spent some time in an orphanage until she was taken in by the Danvers family and establishing her human identity of Linda Lee Danvers. Whereas her cousin Clark Kent wore glasses to disguise himself, Linda Lee would wear a brunette wig to hide her blonde hair and had a robot duplicate that she kept in a tree to be activated as an alibi (I’m not kidding).Supergirl, other than very briefly having her own title, bounced around books like Action Comics, Adventure Comics, and The Superman Family from 1959 to 1985 as well as frequently teaming up with the Legion of Super-Heroes. In 1984, she also starred in her own solo movie, Supergirl, portrayed by Helen Slater. The movie was met with mixed reviews and underperformed in part from the lower than needed budget for a movie that ambitious. Between that and the character never quite having a big enough following to carry her own book, she was killed off in the first of its kind event, Crisis On Infinite Earths. Part of the reasoning was to go back to having no Kryptonian survivors beyond Superman, but that was very short lived. It would be nearly twenty years later in 2004 when Kara would return to comics in Superman/Batman #8. From there, Kara would make other appearances, but it wasn’t until the New 52 in 2011 where she would consistently have her own solo title, which she has kept ever since. However, since DC Rebirth her secret identity is Kara Danvers to reflect the current TV show. Supergirl soared onto the small screen on 2015 first on CBS before moving to the CD. Played by Melissa Benoist, Supergirl is reaching a whole new generation with inspiring stories filled with a mix of DC fan favorites and some deep cuts. Celebrate Supergirl today by checking out the TV show if you haven’t yet, catching up if you’re behind, reliving yes first adventures available in print or Comixology, or check out the first trade paperback of Supergirl Rebirth written by fan favorite writer Steve Orlando. So many ways to celebrate, and you won’t be disappointed!View as: One Page Slides1. Krystal Grace N2. Comicker Girl3. Miguel Mercado4. http://leandrofranci.tumblr.com5. https://santolouco.deviantart.com/6. Comicker Girl7. Amanda Allen Niday8. Nikkie Stinchcombe9. kmmcmdraws10. Mike MaihackLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Microsoft surprises everyone by releasing a new 37 Nokia phone

first_imgNo, this is not an extremely late April Fool’s Day prank. Microsoft really did just reveal another phone that bears the Nokia brand name.If you’re confused, that’s understandable — and rest assured you’re definitely not alone. Back in May, Microsoft handed nearly 2,000 former Nokia employees their walking papers. That same month, they reached an agreement to sell Nokia’s featurephone business to Foxconn. Both those moves came after writing down nearly all of the $7.5 billion acquisition.It looked like Microsoft was finally ready to move on. Many in tech circles figured that the long-rumored Surface Phone would be the next handset they unveiled, but Microsoft has shocked everyone by releasing a brand new, $37 featurephone that sports the Nokia brand name.The new Nokia 216 is exactly what you’d expect from a budget phone. It sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display, VGA front and rear-facing cameras, integrated FM radio tuner, and an impressive 24 days of standby time. It comes in three colors: white, black, and a sort of robin’s egg blue. And yes, it still has a headphone jack.The Opera Mini browser comes pre-installed, and just in case that $37 price tag isn’t enticing enough Microsoft and Gameloft have teamed up to offer one free game every month for a year.Is the Nokia 216 an exciting new device? Unexpected, maybe, but definitely not exciting. Then again, it doesn’t have to be. The 216 will probably sell in bunches, just like the other Nokia featurephones Microsoft released. Believe it or not, they’ve sold millions of phones like it since the acquisition went down in 2014.last_img read more

High hemlines metallic colours Style up for monsoon party

first_imgFitted bodycon dresses, high hemlines and metallic colours are some of the style statements you can opt for during the rainy season, suggest experts. * High hemlines are your friends in the rainy season. Fitted bodycon dresses or mini skirts with a metallic top are recommended. If going for a semi-formal look, try replacing trousers with a nice pair of culottes.* Oodles of colours – be in solids or strong prints go a long way.* Don’t forget to pop the entire look with metallic Also Read – Add new books to your shelfaccessories, tassel earrings or a side tassel sling bag to add the much-needed drama. Metallic works well with accessories to create a funky party look.* If the party is indoors, wear palazzos and a sleeveless top to look fashionable. If the party is outdoor, wear loose hot pants and tank top with slippers. Crop top with high waisted pants would also go for a party scene.* Adding a graphic punch to the look via stripes will add a fun factor and make the outfit interesting, but keep everything else to a bare minimum, including make-up. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Embrace super-glossy metallic for the night adding oomph to the outfit. Think beyond gold and silver and team it up with rose gold, copper for different upbeat looks.* Shirt dresses are a great party choice. They are light, airy. They can easily be dressed down for a dance party and some accessories can kick it up a notch.* Avoid stilettos or any high heels. Go for wedges or flats as they can be much comfortable.* Opt for a crop top with dhoti pants for the dance party as the outfit will give a ease to your body and is also breathable.* Pair a long, asymmetrical, loose fitted kurta with slim fit pants or short kurtas with jeans for the party look.ianslast_img read more

5 Job Trends to Look Out for in 2017

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » December 19, 2016 3 min readcenter_img There is always a level of uncertainty when it comes to looking for a new gig, but having the information you need to make the right decision is key.To that end, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, job-hunting platform Glassdoor’s chief economist, recently released a report detailing his predictions for the factors that will shape hiring practices and the job market in 2017. Read on for the five trends that emerged from his research.1. Data science will find its way into human resources.Many companies have hired data scientists to better streamline the way they approach things such as marketing and logistics, but in the year ahead, Chamberlain expects that more HR departments will take that tack when they are dealing with employee engagement, from utilizing A/B testing to tracking their feelings.Related: Why You Need to Embrace the Big Data Trend in HR2. Automation will be everywhere.While technology won’t make jobs disappear entirely, multiple industries including retail, finance, transportation and, of course, manufacturing will see automation augment existing roles. To offset these changes, Chamberlain recommends professional development — on both a personal and a company level — focusing on building skills that will be complementary and separate from the machines that will become an integral part of the work.3. Say farewell to ostentatious office perks.In critiquing the startup world, there is often the concern that companies that provide cushy perks — ping pong tables and video games, catered lunches, on-site spa treatments — are more style than substance. In the year ahead, Chamberlain sees those kinds of bonuses beginning to recede from view in lieu of more of an emphasis on things such as paid leave and comprehensive healthcare packages.Related: The Work Perk That Matters More Than Free Food, Gym Equipment or an Open-Office Plan4. There’ll be efforts to close the gender pay gap.In 2017, Chamberlain predicts that companies will be more transparent about what they pay their employees, and armed with that knowledge, there will be an uptick in businesses working to ameliorate wage inequality. In a Glassdoor survey earlier this year, 67 percent of American employees said that they were not likely to apply for a position at a company known to pay men and women differently for the same work.5. The idea of the “gig” economy will be reshaped.In the coming year, Chamberlain writes that while Airbnb and Uber are widely known, the reality of the gig economy is that it likely won’t expand beyond the current task-oriented phase it is in now. However, the ethos of the gig economy, especially with regard to flexibility in making your own hours and working from anywhere, will become more prevalent in more established fields. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

Commentary Solving the Wrong Problem

first_img August 9, 2013 467 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Ben S. Bernanke Credit Standards Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Processing Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2013-08-09 Mark Lieberman Commentary: Solving the Wrong Problemcenter_img The story is told of a Good Samaritan walking down the street one evening spotting a man on his hands and knees patting the ground.[IMAGE]””Can I help?”” the Samaritan asks.””I dropped my keys,”” the man replies.Where?””Over there, across the street.””””Then why are you looking here?””””The light is better,”” he says, pointing to the street lamp overhead.Just like the man looking for his keys, President Obama is trying to solve the wrong problem by calling, as he did in his “”speech””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/06/remarks-president-responsible-homeownership in Phoenix, for the end of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as we know it. The White House, in its “”suggestions””:http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/08/05/fact-sheet-better-bargain-middle-class-housing to reform the housing finance system, describes the government guarantee of “”more than 80% of all mortgages”” as “”unsustainable”” and says the president wants to “”put private capital at the center of the housing finance system.”” The “”reform,”” according to White House propaganda, will end “”an era of housing bubble and taxpayer bailouts.””He’s right about the bubbles and bailouts, but wrong to blame Fannie and Freddie, who strayed from their mission when they morphed into quasi-public companies, emulating Wall Street counterparts, all but abandoning their original objectives dating back to Fannie’s birth in the 1930s to develop and sustain a secondary mortgage market.To be sure, Fannie and Freddie were not the hallmarks of responsibility in the mortgage meltdown, but have gotten a bad rap. For all their housing expertise, they missed all the signals of the housing bubble (but then again so did Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and his successor Ben S. Bernanke who dismissed it when the first signs of the meltdown emerged).[COLUMN_BREAK]The fact is though Fannie and Freddie did not buy and securitize the worst of the junk mortgages generated ahead of the housing collapse. That honor goes to Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and other _private_ investment banks, which eagerly swallowed the worst of mortgages that Countrywide, Ameriquest, and Washington Mutual foisted on would-be homebuyers.By gobbling up the poorly unwritten, unaffordable mortgages, the investment banks became enablers, encouraging the lenders to do more and more questionable loans. Shortly after the federal government allowed Lehman to collapse, Merrill sold itself to Bank of America before suffering a similar fate. While the institutions suffered significant financial setbacks, the individuals leading them have emerged unscathed. Even WAMU executives who settled a multi-million lawsuit aimed at them personally were “”covered””:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/business/in-a-wamu-settlement-with-the-fdic-slapped-wrists.html by insurance.But Fannie and Freddie became the poster children for the crisis with critics charging the private investors were able to take the profits while the government struggled with any losses. After their creation, Fannie and Freddie were able to significantly reduce mortgage costs by standardizing applications and setting prudent underwriting standards, which if followed, gave lenders an outlet for their loans. The system broke with the arrival of private capital–the same capital the president proposes to use to replace them. Private investors demanded profits, which Fannie and Freddie attempted to provide by developing and increasing an appetite for riskier and riskier loans.To believe the private sector will step into that role is na├âãÆ├é┬»ve. It’s the reason we have government: to provide necessary services affordably, which the private sector can’t or won’t. Private, profit-driven companies aren’t building and maintaining streets or roads, nor will they.Instead of suggesting replacing Fannie and Freddie to restore the nation’s housing markets, the president should be proposing to return them to their original charters (without private investors) supporting the “”plain vanilla”” loans, which would not be profitable–or profitable enough–for private investment banks.The two agencies can continue to play a vital role in the housing sector as boring companies, without the bright lights of Wall Street. Maybe then we can find the keys to solve the housing mess._Hear Mark Lieberman each Friday on P.O.T.U.S (Sirius-XM 124) at 6:20 a.m. Eastern._*_Want to write an opinion piece for publication on our site? Send your submission to_* “”MReportEditor@TheMReport.com.””:mailto:MReportEditor@TheMReport.com Sharelast_img read more

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Theft suspects remanded for eight days

first_imgBy Annette ChrysostomouA couple aged 37 and 32 who were arrested in connection with the theft of 50 rings worth €20,000 from a Paphos jewellery shop on Tuesday were remanded for eight days on Friday.During the hearing at Paphos court it came to light that they may have been involved in two more robberies, one from an optician’s in Paphos and one from a florist’s in Nicosia.The court ordered the suspects to remain in custody as otherwise they might influence witnesses who have not yet been questioned and they could escape from Cyprus as they are foreigners with no ties to the country.According to investigator Alvino Kanaris, the 37-year-old man is involved in three burglaries and the 32-year-old woman in two.The male suspect reportedly stole a pair of glasses worth €325 from an optician’s in Paphos. Both denied any involvement in the theft.On September 20, the owner of a Nicosia florist’s told police his father was working in the shop when the couple entered. While he was serving the woman, the man allegedly approached the place where the cash register was kept, pretending to look at a bird cage nearby.A few hours after they left, when the owner returned to the shop, he found €900 was missing from the till.The suspects told the court they arrived from the north at the end of September and have been staying in a hotel since. The man admitted to stealing 15 rings rather than 50 from the jeweller and said the 32-year-old knew nothing about the theft until later when they sold the rings for €400.Regarding the theft from the florist’s, the man said he was in the north at the time, while the woman said she knew nothing about the case.Kanaris said police examinations were at an initial stage and eight persons had been questioned, while another 25 statements will be examined. Video footage from the area where the crimes were committed will also be investigated.Police arrested the couple in Polis Chrysochous. They had entered the jewellery shop located on Makarios Avenue in Paphos and, while the woman was distracting the owner with questions about various items, the man allegedly grabbed a case with 50 rings and hid it under his shirt.The incident was recorded by the shop’s surveillance cameras. The shop owner realised the theft later in the day and reported it to police.You May LikeGundry MD Untox SupplementAre There Toxins In Your Food? Heart Surgeon Says Be CarefulGundry MD Untox SupplementUndoInfinityKloudStop Procrastinating Backups. This Smart USB Stick Makes It Easy.InfinityKloudUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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