Kolkata: The results of Madhyamik Examination conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education will be declared on Tuesday. Board president Kalyanmoy Ganguly will announce the results through a press conference at 9 am and it will be made available on websites from 10 am. The merit list of the top ten rankers will also be released.The websites on which the results will be made available are www.wbbse.org, http://wbresults.nic.in, www.exametc.com, http://abpananda.abplive.in, www.indiaresults.com, www.results.shiksha, www.schools9.com, www.vidyavision.com, www.jagranjosh.com and www.newsnation.in The examination for 2019 had begun on February 12 and more than 10 lakh students had appeared for the same. Students will be able to collect their marksheets and certificates from their respective schools on Tuesday itself. A total of 6,03,311 girls had enrolled to sit for the examination, which was 13.3 percent more than the number of male candidates that stood at 4,61,669. The maximum number of candidates came from North 24-Parganas at 98,702, while the minimum number was from Kalimpong at 3,619. It was for the first time this year that sealed packets of the question papers were opened in the examination hall by the invigilator and distributed immediately among the students. The decision came in the wake of charges of opening the seal of question papers much before the scheduled time by the headmaster of Maynaguri Subhasnagar High School Haridayal Roy, during last year’s examination. Roy had allegedly made question papers of more than one subject available to the topper of the school. The headmaster has since been suspended and disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against him. However, this year’s Madhyamik examination had seen question papers of a number of subjects circulating on WhatsApp, soon after the commencement of the examination.
Rabat – Al Akhawayn Space for Children with Autism, a Moroccan association based in Rabat, is holding a campaign starting March 31 to spread awareness about autism in the country.The campaign will last for multiple days and include several awareness programs and sports activities, such as small marathons, for children with autism and their families. Al Akhawayn hopes it will help parents connect with their children and learn more about what they can do to help them overcome their challenges. The campaign, at the same time, aims to inspire other associations and NGOs into action and into joining in spreading autism awareness.Established in 2011, Al Akhawayn Space for Children with Autism supports families and their children with autism by providing educational programs and a space for the children to help them socialize and communicate in a safe environment.Read Also: French NGO Raises Autism Awareness with World Premiere White PaperMore autism-friendly events, more awarenessThe association is not the only initiator in raising autism awareness. On the World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, the Moroccan National Library in Rabat will also host a conference featuring several professors, researchers, psychologists, and health experts in the field of autism.The conference seeks to discuss issues such as schooling for children with autism in Morocco.It will present the latest developments in autism research and a report on the situation of autism in Morocco, discuss health coverage for autism, and organize awareness workshops for the parents of children with autism.The event will also provide psychological counseling for the parents to help ease their parental stress, given the impact of autism on the lives of parents.On April 4, the event will hold entertainment programs for the participants and their children with autism.Read Also: ‘Don’t Forget Me’ Film Reminds Morocco of its Children with AutismA ray of hopeDespite the lack of research and medical training for autism in Morocco, the country is taking steps to bridge the knowledge gap.In January, the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy (FMPC) in Casablanca inaugurated the first university degree focused on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Morocco and the rest of the Maghreb.Students pursuing the degree will receive three years of training on autism approaches and interventions to improve the lives of people on the spectrum. The training program seeks to produce 20 qualified professionals each year.The autism education degree program will also support families in difficult conditions to better care for their children with autism.The degree was created in partnership with the Mohammed VI National Center for People with Special Needs, the Orange Foundation in Morocco and France, and Belgium’s SUSA Foundation caring for children with autism.Read Also: Major 10-Year Study Affirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism read more
21 September 2010Voicing his concerns about the recent rise in tensions and rhetoric in Lebanon, the United Nations envoy there stressed that any differences must be resolved through dialogue. Tensions had escalated in recent weeks following armed clashes in late August between Shi’a and Sunni Muslim groups in the capital, Beirut.UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams discussed the situation during separate meetings today with Foreign Minister Ali Shami and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. “The United Nations continues to believe that any differences should be resolved through calm and rational dialogue between all sides, and through the work of Lebanon’s state institutions,” he said following his meeting with Mr. Shami.He added that all Lebanese must work to safeguard these institutions, which are the pillars of the stability of any country, including Lebanon.The meetings also focused on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the conflict between Israel and Hizbollah that erupted in 2006.Mr. Williams also met today with President Michel Sleiman ahead of his trip to New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly, and noted that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is looking forward to meeting with the President and Foreign Minister to discuss resolution 1701 and other relevant issues. read more
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a meeting between Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and a Myanmar Government minister, and urged the Government to consider release of political prisoners, according to a statement issued by a spokesperson. “The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting today in Yangon between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Minister for Social Welfare U Aung Kyi,” it said. “He notes that the parties have expressed satisfaction at their positive talks and their intention to cooperate further on matters beneficial to the people of Myanmar.”“In line with the international community’s expectations and Myanmar’s national interest, the Secretary-General hopes such efforts will continue with a view to building mutual understanding through genuine dialogue. He also calls upon the Government of Myanmar to consider early action on the release of political prisoners in that country,” it said. Vijay Nambiar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Myanmar, visited the country earlier in the year, spoke with Government officials, met with Ms. Suu Kyi and reported to the security council that although he welcomed some recent releases of political prisoners, he “reiterated the UN’s call for the urgent release of all political prisoners,” a UN spokesperson said at the time.While the initial sentence reductions and resulting release of some political prisoners is a small step in the right direction, it has been short of expectation and is insufficient, he said.Last month Ms. Suu Kyi called on the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) to expand its activities in Myanmar and help promote social justice there.In a video message to the International Labour Conference of the ILO in Geneva she said: “In its attempt to eliminate forced labour and the recruitment of child soldiers, the ILO has inevitably been drawn into work related to rule of law, prisoners of conscience and freedom of association.”Ms. Suu Kyi, an opposition leader put under house arrest for almost 15 years, was released on 13 November last year. 25 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a meeting between Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and a Myanmar Government minister, and urged the Government to consider release of political prisoners, according to a statement issued by a spokesperson. read more
Hamilton Police want to hear from witnesses to Friday night’s deadly stabbings at Barton and Mary Sts.The male victim has been identified as Richard Doucette, 28, of Hamilton. The autopsy confirmed the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.The 39 year old female victim remains in hosptial and is listed as critical but stable condition.A man was last seen running north on Mary St fleeing the scene.He is being described as white, 5’10” to 6 feet tall, 150 to 170 pounds, 30 to 35 years old, with dark brown or black short hair that is neatly kept, wearing blue jeans, a light-coloured shirt and a black leather coat.Anyone with information please contact Hamilton Police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
The possibility of tolls on some Hamilton highways will be raised at today’s city council meeting.Councillor Sam Merulla wants staff to look at the impact and cost of applying a toll to both the Red Hill Valley Parkway and the Lincoln Alexander Parkway.Merulla says his motion will only target out-of-town trucks that use the two highways as short-cuts.He says his proposal wouldn’t apply to personal vehicles or trucks operated by local businesses.
by Mike Tarasko Posted Oct 14, 2015 7:10 am MDT Calgary housing prices stand firm despite economy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Despite the economic downturn, and fewer sales, homes continue to maintain their value here in Calgary.Those are the findings of the latest Royal LePage House Price Survey.It says the median aggregate price of a home rose 0.8 per cent in the third quarter on a year-over-year basis to $465,374Broken down further, two-storey homes rose to a median of just over $522,052, while bungalows fell slightly, down 0.4 per cent to just under $451,937.The report says a lack of inventory has helped maintain prices despite a 40 per cent decrease in overall home sales.Nationally, home prices rose eight per cent in the third quarter of 2015, compared with the same time last year.
The draft Law on ‘Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations’ (NGOs) is scheduled to be examined by the Senate following its approval on Monday by the Cambodian National Assembly, according to a press release issued by Mr. Kiai, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.“Should the draft law be adopted, any group advocating for human rights, basic freedoms and good governance can be shut down and criminalized,” he said. “It will ultimately have a disastrous impact on Cambodian citizens’ democratic participation in furthering the development of their country.”“I urge the Senate to reject entirely the Bill as it falls significantly short of international human rights norms governing freedom of association, in particular Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Cambodia acceded in 1992,” Mr. Kiai said. Mr. Kiai’s present appeal has been endorsed by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom or opinion and expression, David Kaye. According to the press release, under the draft law, authorities will be able to de-register local and international associations and NGOs if they consider them as not “politically neutral” and similarly deny registration on the vague grounds that the purpose and goal of the associations or NGOs “endanger the security, stability and public order or jeopardize national security, national unity, culture, traditions, and customs of Cambodian national society.”And associations and NGOs operating without registration in Cambodia will face criminal liability, it said. “Equally troubling is the fact that there was no meaningful and transparent consultation with civil society throughout the drafting process,” Mr. Kiai said. “Despite repeated requests from a wide range of stakeholders, no draft was publicly released for several months until after the text was already approved by the Council of Ministers and submitted to the National Assembly.”He went on to reiterate his offer of assistance to the Government and legislature, made on numerous occasions, “to help ensure that the draft law complies with international human rights law.”“It is not too late to reverse the course of action,” said Mr. Kiai, who was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as the first Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in May 2011. The special rapporteurs are experts in their field of human rights, independent from any government or organization, work on a voluntary basis, are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. read more
1. Government support has been a vital stimulator of demand for ultra low emission vehicles of all types. Since 2014, more than £500 million has been committed to the plug-in car grant incentive; vehicle charging infrastructure; the Go Ultra Low consumer information campaign, a joint-funded government-industry initiative (www.goultralow.com); and R&D, including a £1 billion 10-year funding programme for the development of next generation eco-efficient engines through the Advanced Propulsion Centre.2. The Future of Motoring Taxation report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) was commissioned by SMMT and published on 28 April, 2015.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The SMMT New Car CO2 Report 2015 and The CEBR Future of Motoring Taxation Report are available to download here. UK average new car CO2 emissions fall to all-time low of 124.6g/km, beating EU target by 4.2%.Britain surges ahead in Europe, selling more plug-in cars than any other country.Record 68.6% of car buyers now paying zero first year tax, putting current regime under scrutiny.The UK has once again beaten CO2 emissions targets, with the average new car in 2014 posting CO2 emissions 4.2% below this year’s EU-wide target of 130g/km, according to a Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) report published today.The annual SMMT New Car CO2 Report 2015 reveals that carbon tailpipe emissions have fallen for the 17th consecutive year to an all-time low. In 2014, new cars averaged just 124.6g/km, beating last year’s record average by 2.9% and 2007 levels by almost a quarter (24%).The shift to more efficient diesel and petrol engines has been critical to this success, while significant growth of the alternatively fueled vehicles (AFV) market has also contributed. Sales of plug-in vehicles increased fourfold to 14,498 in 2014 and, for the first time, the UK surged ahead in Europe, registering more new plug-ins than any other country. By the end of the year, there were 52,000 AFVs, including hybrids, plug-ins and range extenders, on the road – a 58.1% increase on 2013.The New Car CO2 Report shows the huge impact the EU CO2 regulations, alongside significant UK government support1, are having on emissions from all types of cars. In 2014, more than two thirds of new cars (68.6%) met or fell under the 130g/km EU threshold, compared with just 0.9% in 2000, with buyers of these cars benefiting from the £0 first year Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) rate.However, this tremendous success raises questions about the future shape of taxation and incentives in the UK; questions that will be a priority for the next government. Today, SMMT publishes a second report2 by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), which explores the challenges that must be met to sustain further long-term reductions in CO2, while also continuing to deliver sufficient revenue to government.With a strict new EU-wide CO2 target of 95g/km by 2020, much is at stake, and the CEBR report recommends a moderate and fair approach to reform to avoid undermining future uptake of the newest, cleanest cars. Demand for these vehicles must be maintained, alongside support for the development of the next generation of low carbon technology. SMMT is calling on the next government to work closely with industry when it reviews the motoring taxation regimes, to ensure balance, fairness and stability in the market, and to reflect industrial strategy ambitions.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “The UK automotive sector has made enormous strides in cutting emissions across the board and should be proud of its achievements. However, there is a long way to go, and meeting ambitious targets in 2020 will require ongoing support and investment. Striking the delicate balance between influencing buying behaviour, encouraging investment and maintaining critical tax income will be a big challenge. SMMT is committed to working with the next government to make the changes now that will help the industry meet the even greater cuts in CO2 demanded in the future.” read more
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — John Hall and Noah Frederking scored back-to-back layups as Evansville regained control in the final 2:24 and defeated Wyoming 86-78 Wednesday night in the Missouri Valley/Mountain West challenge.Hall finished with a career-high 21 points and added 11 rebounds for his first double-double. Frederking added 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting, Shamar Givance scored 12 and K.J. Riley 10 for the Purple Aces (3-3), who remain unbeaten at home this season.Justin James poured in 34 points on 11-for-24 shooting and added 11 of 14 at the free-throw line with 20 rebounds for the Cowboys (2-5). The double-double were career highs for points and boards.Wyoming trailed 33-24 at halftime but opened the second half with a takeaway and a quick score, catching up 45-44 in six minutes via a 20-12 run with James scoring seven. James scored on a jumper, lifting the Cowboys to a 73-72 lead with 2:37 left.Evansville coach Walter McCarty and Wyoming’s Allen Edwards were teammates at Kentucky.a????The Associated Press read more
… as project slated to conclude in October of 2018The Parliamentary Opposition on Wednesday criticized Government for the slow progress it has made with respect to the almost five years Amerindian Land Titling Project, with the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney Allicock confirming that only 26 per cent of the work was complete, even though the project is slated to conclude in October of 2018. File photo: Minister Sydney AllicockAccording to People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament, Pauline Sukhai, the slothful development of the initiative which has usurped a lump sum of money thus far, is “shameful.” As such, she expressed hope that “the Ministry, who is a partner to all the other units and commissions that have been working in support of processing and granting land and demarcating lands to indigenous people gets on board and be more efficient.”During the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee meeting on Natural Resources on Wednesday, Minister Allicock revealed that only 26 per cent of the project has been completed.“That would represent the 45 investigations that were done. The investigations completed for these communities that would now have to be demarcated,” he said. Moreover, the Minister said that while the project was slated to be completed this year, the work programme will require an additional decade before the work can be finalized. As such, he said “we are in discussion and we’re hoping that we can have another extension. We’d have to come up with some justifying facts to seek an extension.”Allicock also explained that thus far, only about 25 per cent of the total US$10M earmarked for the project has been utilized, while highlighting that the initiative has been facing severe challenges with regards to manpower. File photo: PPP/C Member of Parliament, Pauline SukhaiA total of US$7.4 million is still left on the project which commenced in 2013- under the PPP led Administration. Some four communities or villages are earmarked to be completed by the October of 2018.The Opposition maintains that the land titling process is now at a standstill, but the Minister said he begs to differ as the work requires time. Under the Allicock’s tenure as Minister however, not a single Amerindian village has received a title as yet. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOpposition raps Govt over delay in issuing Amerindian land titlesSeptember 1, 2018In “latest news”National Toshaos’ Council blasts Govt for broken promisesJuly 16, 2018In “Environment”House approves $2.2B for Ministry of Indigenous People’s AffairsDecember 12, 2017In “Local News” read more
When The Last of Us was shown on stage at E3 this year, it was clear that developer Naughty Dog was making a rather dark departure from their Indiana Jones-ish Uncharted series. Though violence is nothing new in games, something about the up-close brutality in The Last of Us made a number of critics and fans shiver. Since the game seemed to be focused on giving emotional weight to combat, I wondered whether players would be forced down that road, or have the option to turn away from it. At PAX 2012, Naughty Dog showed off a new live demonstration of the game, and I got my answer.The area demonstrate at PAX appeared to be nearly identical to the one in the E3 trailer, including the same group of scavenging enemies, but the way it played out couldn’t have been more different. Rather than beating, shooting, and burning his way through the hotel, the demo player took a stealthy approach. He distracted the first few enemies by tossing an empty bottle through a window, carefully timed his movements through the empty rooms to avoid being detected, and choked out the lone enemy guarding the exit — the same area in the E3 demo, but cleared without a single kill.Yet even though non-violence seems to be an option, The Last of Us makes it a difficult road to walk. Immediately after clearing the area from the E3 trailer, the player was spotted by another group of enemies and fell back on the old shooting and melee tactics. But the encounter showed off another interesting element of the AI. When only one scavenger was left, he fled into the building ahead, and the player found himself forced into a cat-and-mouse game with a single, desperate enemy.Now that we’ve seen the other side Naughty Dog’s latest game, I’ll be interested to see how players react to it when it releases next year. Will will players work harder to avoid violence due to the way The Last of Us presents it? And if they do, will stealthy players be able to complete the game without a single kill? read more
Friday 3 May 2019, 9:54 PM Short URL 48 Comments THE NUMBER OF people in Canada using cannabis for the first time has nearly doubled since the drug was legalised in October, a government study has said. The National Cannabis Survey, which covered the first quarter of this year and was released Thursday, found that 18% of Canadians aged 15 or older say they have tried marijuana, compared to 14% in the same period of last year, Statistics Canada reported.Some 646,000 said they have tried it for the first time, nearly twice as many as the 327,000 in the same stretch of last year. Those most likely to give it a go for the first time were men aged 45 to 64.“Some of these new cannabis consumers were first-time users, while others were former cannabis users who tried cannabis again post-legalisation,” Statistics Canada said.This increase will be closely monitored in the coming months, to determine whether it can be attributed to a short-term spike in interest in a newly-legal substance or is the beginning of a longer-term trend.Cannabis use is more common among men than women – 22% versus 13% – and it is more popular among younger people. Nearly one in three of those who say they use cannabis is 15 to 24 years of age.“Daily or almost daily cannabis use remains unchanged, while weekly and occasional use increases,” the report also stated.Concerns One of the goals of this pet project of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was to wipe out illicit drug dealing. And initial figures suggest success: their share of total marijuana sales seems to be dropping.“Fewer users reported obtaining cannabis from illegal sources (such as a dealer) in the first three months of 2019 (38%) compared with the first quarter of 2018 (51%),” the study said. 17,699 Views Share46 Tweet Email1 May 3rd 2019, 9:54 PM By AFP Daily or almost daily cannabis use remains unchanged, while weekly and occasional use increases.As 2018 began, only cannabis for medicinal purposes was legal. That has been the case since 2001 in Canada but sales for this purpose are minuscule.One of the worries prompted by the legalisation for recreational purposes was that more people would drive while stoned.The study found that the percentage of those polled who reported driving a car less than two hours after smoking cannabis is stable at 15%.Around 20% of those who said they drove after consuming cannabis said they had also taken alcohol. That’s about 123,000 people or three per cent of marijuana users with a valid driver’s license.“Consuming both substances is considered to be a particularly risky combination while operating a motor vehicle,” the study noted.Canada’s legalisation of cannabis for recreational purposes made it the second in the world to do so, after Uruguay.© AFP 2019 Image: Shutterstock/613rd420th https://jrnl.ie/4619572 First-time cannabis users on the rise in Canada since legalisation Those most likely to give it a go for the first time were men aged 45 to 64. Image: Shutterstock/613rd420th Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
iPhone 4 : la faille de sécurité bientôt combléeMonde – Un patch de sécurité sera bientôt publié par la firme Apple, soucieuse de combler la faille existant sur ses appareils au niveau de l’affichage des PDF sur Safari. La date de la mise à jour n’est pas encore connue mais selon une porte-parole de la firme à la pomme : “Nous sommes conscients du problème, nous avons déjà développé un patch et il sera bientôt disponible pour nos clients via la mise à jour logicielle”.Par ce temps de réaction très bref, Apple souhaite certainement faire oublier -tant que faire se peut- la lenteur dont elle avait fait preuve après avoir pris connaissance des problèmes de réception de son dernier smartphone. Cette promptitude à réagir vient également de la nature de la faille en elle-même, préoccupante puisque la lecture d’un fichier malveillant en .pdf à partir de Safari peut conduire au piratage de l’iPhone. L’iPad et l’iPod Touch sont également concernés. Avec cette mise à jour, Apple reprend également le contrôle de ses appareils, puisque cette faille est avant tout à l’origine des possibilités de jailbreaking des outils de Cupertino. Le 5 août 2010 à 12:52 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on target “Love sucks. Philo Harris is going to do something about it. After gaining the ability to see the Cupidae that make love work—after a particularly bad drunken decision—Philo ends up going to war with love itself. With a chainsaw.”DEATH OF LOVE #1(W): Justin Jordan (A): Donal Delay (C): Omar Estevez, Felipe Sobreiro (Pages 1-5), (L): Rachel DeeringWe’ve all been around, heard about or seen those “nice guys” before, haven’t we? The type that wants something more from you because they do nice things for you. They don’t know who you are but expect something from you because of what a good guy they are. They objectify without really objectifying and look above the surface instead of acknowledging you. Death of Love #1 introduces us to one of those nice guys by way of writer Justin Jordan with Donal Delay on art, Omar Estevez and Felipe Subreiro on colors and letting by Rachel Deering. Death of Love gives us a glimpse of what might be the “nice guy” finally getting what they deserve.via Image ComicsJustin Jordan not only writes you a nice guy but a nice guy in the thick of it. Jordan pens a story with hilarious, sharp and witty dialogue that demands readers attention at the start. You know where Death of Love ends, but how did this character get to this point. Death of Love gives you the first to last of the love of a Nice Guy in his journey of… I have no idea. That’s one of the things to adore about this comic. You don’t know where everything is going to go, but you want to be along for the right to see how these characters will play out their quest for love.Jordan excels tremendously when it comes to laying out his character-driven story. I instantly fell for Bob, Philo’s best friend and woke AF. Zoe, the girl of Philo’s pining over, is adorable as whoa, but Philo… Philo’s a piece of work. It’s tough to write a jerkball, especially a jerkball like Philo Harris, a central character who seems to have no redeeming features about him. That’s what makes him almost an accurately dickish, entertaining and thought-provoking character to put to the front.He’s a jerk in every sense of the word, but that only makes it better when a Cupid is pointing an arrow directly at his face. Jordan’s narrative is telling a story that we all know and experience but done through the experience and perspective of the nice guy that makes the narrative super enjoyable to read. Also, a little of a life lesson of ‘Please don’t be like him.’via Image ComicsDonal Delay’s art fits perfectly within the style of the humorous, yet lively world of Death of Love. Delay’s art truly compliments Jorden’s narrative to make the story come alive. He lends his pencils to create unique characters that are truly unique. That’s the one thing I adored about this comic. No two people were alike. Each have their personal distinct and distinctive features that set them apart (except for the cupids, but who can tell them apart anyway). Delay’s art also gives to some heavily crafted details, throughout the panels that provide an expressive enhancement to this world.Speaking of expressive enhancements, I can’t wait for until this comic goes gory Evil Dead of Love with the red they splatter in the beginning. Omar Estevez and Felipe Sobreiro work together in harmony to give the same feeling for the comic in a totally different way. Sobreiro takes off with the colors in the first five pages, but then Estevez comes in for the rest. This might be an unpopular opinion, but I love when two colorists work who work on the same book can mend together so well. They mix these bland beiges and lighter colors with neon backs. It gives such a different atmosphere looking through each panel because it’s the weirdest colors to put together, but these two make it work so well.via Image ComicsRachel Deering’s lettering is unquestionably one of the coolest things in this comic. She places accordingly to let the douchebags shine. Deering places in a way to tell the reader “yes, yes that is exactly what he said.” She enables the reader to take a breath, but also allow them to have whatever gather on their platform. The best example of this is when Bob and Philo are going to hear a Prince of Persuasia (Bob’s Burgers fan here) talk. It’s one of the most artful letterings to match with Jordan’s character of this kind.I’m incredibly excited to see where Death of Love will lead. It’s the epic a tale of a douchebag told in a hilariously crafty and remarkably witty way that leaves you thinking, but in stitches as well. Death of Love #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shops. Oh! Happy Valentine’s Day! 02/14/18 Releases – In addition to Death of Love #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading (and will get you in the mood for love).Kim Reaper Vol. 1 by Sarah Graley (W+A) Oni PressJudas #3 by Jeff Loveness (W), Jakub Rebelka (I), Colin Bell (L) BOOM! StudiosSecret Loves of Geeks TP by Various (W), Various (A) Dark Horse ComicsTwisted Romance #2 by (W): Alex de Campi, Vita Ayala, Meredith McClaren (A): Alejandra Gutierrez, Meredith McClarenGrass Kings Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt (W), Tyler Jenkins (I), Jim Campbell (L)New Mutants: The Complete Collection by Zeb Wells, Adam Kubert (W), Diogenes Neves (P), Cam Smith (I)Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp T&T Heats up with Festivals, New Meetings Space and Hotel Deals this Summer The Happiest Nation in the Caribbean Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2015 – From the Region… Tobago, in Trinidad and Tobago this week welcomes over 300 cyclists from around the world for the annual Tobago International Cycling Classic. This biking event is an action-packed six days of mountain bike races, children’s races and culminating in the flagship race. The Tour of Tobago, which is being carried live on ESPN, will take cyclists on a tough but scenic 74.5-mile course. Related Items:espn, tobago international cycling classic, trinidad and tobago Recommended for you UN calls Trinidad and Tobago Happiest Caribbean Nation
Updated graphic on the alleged murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: AFP Meta: Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, US media reported. AFP File PhotoUS senators, bent on punishing Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Thursday they want to vote next week to penalise Riyadh, but struggled to agree on how best to do so.Despite president Donald Trump’s desire to maintain close ties to Saudi Arabia, several of his fellow Republicans have joined Democrats in blaming the crown prince for Khashoggi’s death and backing legislation to respond by ending US support for the Saudi-led war effort in Yemen, imposing new sanctions and stopping weapons sales.But others strongly oppose linking the Yemen conflict with the killing of the journalist.”It would be a mistake to fracture that relationship with the Saudis. It’s not based on friendship as much as it’s based on common interests, combating extremism in the Middle East and countering the Iranian threat,” said Senator John Cornyn, the chamber’s No 2 Republican.Five Republican and Democratic senators met behind closed doors on Thursday morning to discuss how to move ahead, saying afterward they had not yet come up with a compromise that could win enough bipartisan support to pass the Senate.The lack of agreement contrasted with some senators’ harsh words on Tuesday against the crown prince, the de facto ruler of the kingdom who has denied knowledge of the operation that killed Khashoggi on 2 October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.A briefing by Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel for senators on Tuesday hardened their resolve to act against the prince known as MbS, who has the support of Trump.There are three different measures making their way through the Senate: a war powers resolution ending any US involvement in the Yemen conflict, legislation imposing a broad clampdown on Saudi Arabia, including ending arms sales and levying new sanctions; and a nonbinding resolution targeting the crown prince.The Senate is expected to vote on the war powers resolution next week, but lawmakers have not yet agreed on how, or whether, it should be amended. Some have questioned whether the resolution is even legal, and others said they want a response to Khashoggi’s death but agree with the Trump administration that Washington should continue to back the Saudis as an essential counterweight to Iran.Saudi Arabia is leading a campaign in Yemen against the Houthis, Shi’ite Muslim fighters that Yemen’s neighbours view as agents of Iran. The war has killed more than 10,000 people and created the world’s most urgent humanitarian crisis.Defying TrumpFourteen Republicans, who hold a slim majority in the Senate and rarely break from the president, have already defied Trump and voted with Democrats in favor of moving ahead with the war powers resolution.But to become law, the resolution would not just have to pass the Senate this month, but also must pass the House of Representatives and be signed by Trump, neither of which is expected this year. However, backers said Senate passage alone would still be an important step.”A vote on the resolution is a very tough message to Saudi Arabia that the relationship is changing. And you can interpret that as a message on the Yemen war, but you can also interpret that as a message on Khashoggi,” Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, a co-sponsor, told reporters.It was not immediately clear whether the broader legislation would come up for a Senate vote before lawmakers go home for the year and a new Congress is seated in January, or whether some provisions might be added to the war powers measure.Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who is retiring this month, said he hoped to hold a hearing early next week on the broader legislation.Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the most vocal critics of Saudi Arabia who is close to Trump, introduced the Senate resolution with two other Republicans and three Democrats.That measure is intended to hold the Saudi crown prince “accountable” for contributing to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, a blockade of Qatar, the jailing of dissidents and Khashoggi’s death but it imposes no penalties on Riyadh.Graham said he supported the idea of stopping US aid for the war in Yemen, but thought the war powers resolution was not constitutional.Many lawmakers have been calling for months for an end to US refuelling of Saudi jets that bomb Yemen, often killing civilians. But the murder of Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist, added to frustration with the kingdom and prompted even stronger demands for a shift in relations read more
More information: www.kunger.at/161540/1591397/o … -432-insect-breeding Explore further Citation: Insect larvae turn pan-ready with home appliance Farm 432 (2013, July 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-insect-larvae-pan-ready-home-appliance.html Insects: A must for a protein-rich diet Scientists concerned about world hunger, dwindling resources and wasteful processes are looking more closely into alternative prospects for protein, and edible insects are of considerable interest. An Austrian industrial designer, Katharina Unger, who “rethinks systems and design strategies,” and studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, has proposed a way to harvest and eat insects via a domestic harvesting machine. © 2013 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “By 2050 meat production will have to increase by 50 percent. Considering that we already use one third of croplands for the production of animal feed, we will have to look for alternative food sources and alternative ways of growing it,” she said. Her suggestion for alternatives is in the form of a domestic appliance that can make protein food out of black soldier flies. This is a tabletop insect farm for harvesting and preparing food for meals. “Insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish [from ocean catch],” says a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report.”Many insects are rich in protein and good fats and high in calcium, iron and zinc.”Unger’s home-maker appliance is called Farm 432. She designed it to counter the “dysfunctional system of meat production,” instead growing a source of protein at home.To start, one would take black soldier fly larvae, drop them into an appliance chamber, where they would grow and then move to a larger chamber, mate, produce larvae, the latter falling down into a kindergarten area, mature, move on up a tube, and fall into a cup. The cook removes them from the cup and cooks them for eating. A few of the larvae are dropped back into the top of the machine to restart the cycle.Unger said, “After 432 hours, 1 gram of black soldier fly eggs turn into 2.4 kilogram of larvae protein, larvae that self-harvest and fall clean and ready to eat into a harvest bucket.” She also pointed out that the larvae can be fed on bio waste, and the production almost costs no water or CO2. In nutritional value, “Black soldier fly larvae are one of the most efficient protein converters in insects, containing up to 42 percent of protein, a lot of calcium, and amino acids.”Unger had first worked on fly larvae for food using a prototype system. She ordered the larvae and built her fly colony as an experiment to ensure the process could work. She then scaled the system to perform the same process on a machine for home use.Farm 432 is a concept that, in theory, might take a few really brilliant marketers and creatives to convince a large segment of Americans and Europeans that insects are good to eat. Certainly, however, eating insects would not be a difficult adjustment for many. Two billion people do eat insects, from ants to beetle larvae, according to the FAO report, largely in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Crispy-fried locusts and beetles are eaten in Thailand,As for taste, it has become commonplace for testers to use “like chicken” to describe their first experiences with strange foods. As for Unger, in describing the larvae, she said, .”When you cook them, they smell a bit like cooked potatoes.” read more
Imagine a world without money, where there is real self-expression, art, love, and total acceptance – sounds like utopia, doesn’t it? Well, that’s Tattva for you! The magic of Tattva, a three-day residential festival, is being created for the fourth time at Zorba the Buddha, New Delhi. The festival will begin with the celebration of Holi on March 6, resplendent with herbal colours, flowers, dhol and drums and will continue till March 8. Tattva –in Sanskrit means ‘reality’ or ‘truth’ – is a celebration of one’s true self without the embellishments of ego, money and social status. It is about going back to the basics – where the reality of our self exists in its pure, elemental form. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ashwin Bharti, Director, Zorba the Buddha says, “This is a very special festival, which is co-created by everyone attending. Participants gift workshops like dance, theatre, art and craft, painting, pottery and more, they create coffee corners, food cooked in the community kitchen, art installations and a whole lot of love! There is no money involved for participation in the festival. Everyone only pays subsidised contribution for the stay and meals. In the spirit of creativity and madness, a lot of scholarships are given out to artists!” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPeople from different walks of life – home makers, artistes, musicians, office goers, expats, facilitators, diplomats – come together to celebrate the individual and the whole with music, dance, art, food, bonding and a whole array of workshops and activities and live together like one big happy family. This weekend festival is a joyful experience of self-exploration, where participants will be able to give free vent to their creativity in the field of their choice. Here, you will be spoilt for choices with two workshops running simultaneously. Participants/facilitators offer sessions of pottery-making, dancing, singing, meditation, yoga, Sufi-whirling, painting, cooking and much more. Participants may choose to volunteer for community care by sharing skills in artistic projects, cooking, food service, designing, gardening, cleaning, etc. Zorba the Buddha offers around 200 workshops, events and festivals in an year. Periodically, they also offer classes in painting, sculpture, pottery, yoga, ikebana, photography, creative writing, meditation, theatre, dance, tai chi, ayurveda and much more. Tattva Festival celebrates life in all its colours, accepting you for who you are. read more