Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_imgHALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 (Bicentennial Highway) will be closed for about 20 minutes today, Oct. 30, between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., for blasting at the Larry Uteck Interchange. Drivers should expect delays or use alternate routes, which will be indicated by electronic signs. -30- Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 last_img

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Honey Garlic Pork Chops

first_imgIngredients Ketchup 1/2 cup Honey 2.5 tbsp Soy Sauce (low-sodium) 2 tbsp Garlic (crushed) 2 cloves Pork Chops (1-inch thick) 6 (4 ounce) Preparation Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Whisk ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and garlic together in a bowl to make a glaze. Sear the pork chops on both sides on the preheated grill. Lightly brush glaze onto each side of the chops as they cook; grill until no longer pink in the centre – about 7 to 9 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). (Courtesy: www.allrecipes.com)last_img

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Edmonton shelter issues call for warm clothing as cold snap grips Prairies

first_imgChris Stewart APTN NewsAn Edmonton shelter is appealing for more help, after a recent cold snap across the Prairies left many people struggling on the streets over Easter weekend.Hope Mission has been helping the less fortunate in Edmonton for 89 years. The non-profit houses 500 people and provides 1,000 meals a day.Though it’s early April, winter is keeping its chilly grip on the Prairies. The shelter is still in need of warm clothing donations, said spokesperson Robin Padanyi.“Socks and underwear are the two biggest needs we always have,” said Padanyi. “Especially when you think about the snow melting, the spring thaw coming. If someone’s feet gets wet and their socks get wet, and the temperatures still dipping to minus fifteen at night, they are in serious danger of frostbite.”Rose Rodriguez, a kitchen helper, has been with Hope Mission for 26 years. She says the shelter’s work is vital to helping the people she calls family.“Many of them don’t have a house, a home or family, so it’s very important because we can let them feel like this is the home for them, cooking for them,” she said. “They bring their kids and it makes us feel so happy and important in this community.”Terry Jackson, who uses Hope Mission, said he’s grateful for its services.“When you come in and you have a meal like this, it keeps the tummy warm and the midsection stay warm,” he said. “That’s the most important part. Everything else is still cold, but you’ll live. You will live with a nice hot meal inside you.”last_img read more

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HRW Slams Morocco for Jailing Two Men Over Homosexuality

Rabat – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized the jailing of two Moroccan men accused of homosexuality and public indecency.The international organization said this week that the pair was convicted based on police “confessions” made in pre-trial detention,” adding that the defendants are believed to have repudiated before the judge and that the court called no witnesses to testify.The two defendants were arrested on December 13th, 2014. They were initially sentenced by the First Instance Court in the northern city of al Hoceima to three years in prison and a fine for committing a “deviant sexual act with a member of the same sex.” The court reduced the sentences for a student in his 20s to six months and one year for an elected local official in his 50s, who was also convicted of attempted bribery.Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW’s Middle East and North Africa director, criticized the Moroccan justice for sentencing the two men, calling the trial “unfair.”“The combination of a state that enforces sodomy laws, a justice system that denies a fair trial, and the social stigma attached to homosexuality is a formula for damaging people’s lives,” she said.Moroccan law outlaws same-sex sexual activity, with a maximum possible sentence of 3 years and a fine of up to 1,000 Dirhams. read more

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US factories boost output 07 per cent in August best since December

US factories boost output 0.7 per cent in August, best since December, led by auto production by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Sep 16, 2013 10:42 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. factories increased output in August by the most in eight months, helped by a robust month at auto plants. The gains are a hopeful sign that manufacturing could help boost economic growth in the second half of the year.Manufacturing production rose 0.7 per cent last month from July, the Federal Reserve said Monday. That’s the biggest increase since December. It followed a 0.4 per cent decline in July.Automakers increased production 5.2 per cent, after a 4.5 per cent decline in July. And factories stepped up production of other goods, including computers and electronics, furniture and business equipment.Overall industrial production rose 0.4 per cent in August following no change in July. Mining, which includes oil production, increased but output at utilities fell for a fifth month.Factory output is the largest component of industrial production. The strong gain adds to other signs that manufacturing could be rebounding from a weak start this year.Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said U.S. manufacturers were benefiting from stronger growth overseas.The 17 countries that use the euro grew in the April-June quarter after six quarters of recession. And a private survey of purchasing managers in China found that manufacturing in that country expanded for the first time after shrinking for three months. China, the world’s second-largest economy, is a major market for U.S. companies.“It makes sense for industry to outperform other parts of the economy when overseas demand is strengthening,” Dales said.The jump in industrial production follows a strong reading from the Institute of Supply Management’s closely watched manufacturing survey. The ISM survey said U.S. factory activity expanded in August at the fastest pace since June 2011, buoyed by a rise in new orders rose and stronger demand from overseas.The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 per cent in the April-June quarter. Many economists predict growth is slowing to an annual rate of around 2 per cent in the current July-September quarter. But they expect growth will pick up again in the final three months of this year and strengthen next year, as the impact of tax hikes and government spending cuts fade.Federal Reserve officials begin a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday. Many economists expect the Fed will vote at that meeting to reduce its $85 billion per month in bond purchases, although only by small amount. The purchases have been designed to lower long-term interest rates as a way of boosting economic activity and jobs. read more

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Colombia UN chief Guterres welcomes start of peace talks with ELN

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed yesterday’s launch of formal peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, his spokesperson said today in a statement.In the talks with the second-largest opposition group, the Government seeks an agreement similar to the one reached last year with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), to end a five decade-long conflict.“Resolving this conflict is essential to achieving a comprehensive peace in Colombia, to saving lives and to advancing sustainable development across the whole country,” said the statement. “The Secretary-General takes note of the commitment of the parties to listen to the voices of the communities affected by the conflict,” it stated, adding that the UN chief commended Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Norway and Venezuela for their commitment as guarantors, as well as the other accompanying and supporting countries. read more

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March car production shows first gain of 2003

Production figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that:Car production in March 2003 rose by 2.7 per cent Output for export markets rose by 15.8 per cent March CV output up 8.8 per cent Total CV production in March 2003 rose 8.8 per cent year-on-year The first quarter of 2003 showed a drop in production of just 1.5 per cent For more details and Commercial Vehicle Production figures see the attached press release. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Les préparatifs pour le lancement dEndeavour reprennent

first_imgLes préparatifs pour le lancement d’Endeavour reprennentUn violent orage au-dessus du Centre spatial Kennedy en Floride avait obligé les équipes de la Nasa à mettre en suspens les préparatifs pour le lancement ultime d’Endeavour. Ils ont pu reprendre ce matin.Après plusieurs heures de retard, les ingénieurs de la Nasa peuvent reprendre les préparatifs en vue du lancement ultime de la navette Endeavour. L’orage qui s’était abattu sur le Centre spatial Kennedy en Floride faisait craindre un report du lancement de 24 heures, mais le temps s’est calmé et le compte à rebours se poursuit, indique l’AFP. Seul le déroulement des préparatifs a pris du retard.Cependant, Kathy Winters, principale météorologue de la base aérienne de Cap Canaveral, indique que les probabilités de conditions permettant un décollage ont été ramenées de 80 à 70%. Le décollage d’Endeavour vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) avec à son bord six astronautes est pour le moment toujours prévu à 19h47 GMT.Il s’agit de l’avant-dernier vol d’un orbiteur. Atlantis, qui doit être lancée fin juin, sera la dernière navette américaine à voler dans l’espace. Le 29 avril 2011 à 09:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Amateur Astronomer Captures Birth of a Supernova

first_img The sky is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get.And what amateur astronomer Victor Buso got was the discovery of a lifetime.On Sept. 20, 2016, Buso was testing a new CCD camera in his homemade observatory.Pointing his 40-centimeter Newtonian telescope toward spiral galaxy NGC 613, he watched the sky for about 90 minutes, taking 20-second exposures of the star system.Later, while reviewing his images, Buso noticed something unusual: A pixel near the end of one of the galaxy’s spiral arms was brightening with each subsequent shot.With the help of fellow stargazer Sebastian Otero, a member of the American Association of Variable Observers (AAVSO), Buso notified international astronomers of the supernova.Both novices received credit as co-authors of a research article published this week in the journal Nature.The supernova (SN 2016gkg) is now under intense monitoring by professionals. But hobbyist Buso was key to the process.“We actually think this is the first time an observer recorded the appearance of a supernova literally on camera,” researcher Melina Bersten told Newsweek.Some, she explained, have been discovered hours after the explosion. But Buso managed to capture the evolution of a supernova birth.“Since it is impossible to know where and when a supernova will go off, you’d simply have to be observing the right galaxy at the exact moment that the explosion occurs,” researcher Gastón Folatelli added.Basically, Buso got lucky that he was in the right place at the right time to photograph what astronomers call the “shock-breakout phase”—when a shockwave traveling from the collapsing core of a star reaches the outer layers and breaks through the surface.A phase that, until now, was largely theoretical. According to Newsweek, the rare events occur an estimated once per century, per galaxy; even the pros—with their massive telescopes and impressive cameras—can’t spot them.The stars finally aligned for Buso, who has been playing the cosmic lottery all this life. Nearly a decade ago, the 58-year-old locksmith sold some family land and used the money to build a small observatory on the roof of his home in Rosario, Argentina.“A lot of the time, you search yourself and you wonder, why do I do this? Why do I deny myself and work so many hours with so much dedication?” he said in an email to Newsweek. “Now I have found the answer.” Scientists Discover Possible Interstellar VisitorWater Vapor Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Gullit insisted that Liverpool need to improve for the final

first_imgRuud Gullit believes that Liverpool simply can’t allow playing like they did in the semifinals against AS Roma – otherwise, they can receive a harsh lesson by Real Madrid as they are far more experienced.Jürgen Klopp’s men will have to play more focused and be better defensively if they want to win the famous trophy – because Real Madrid will be able to punish every single one of their mistakes.The Dutch legend spoke about Liverpool’s chances as he said, according to Team Talk:“If Liverpool are going to play like they did in Rome, they are not going to win the Champions League.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It is fantastic to have Liverpool in the final, but everyone must realise that they only scraped through at the end.”“I have read the verdict of some former Liverpool stars and they are euphoric. They are not impressed by Real Madrid. They think Liverpool have a serious chance of winning.”“But the players and coaching staff of Real will have watched Liverpool’s second game against Roma. And I think they will have drawn the strong conclusion that they have more of a chance to win the final than Liverpool.”last_img read more

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National Dialogue On Corporal Punishment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, March 7 (JIS): Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, says a national dialogue will have to take place before the country can make a decision on the issue of corporal punishment.Miss Hanna was addressing an Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Children, at the Ministry on March 6, which she convened to begin preliminary discussions on corporal punishment. “I could not take a decision on behalf of an entire country on what Jamaica is going to do without a national dialogue, before coming up with any concrete solutions as to the way forward,” the Minister told the meeting.She was making reference to a call from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for the Jamaican Government to pass a law to ban corporal punishment. Miss Hanna, who chaired the meeting, said that studies have been done on corporal punishment by other countries; however, she noted that it is important “to look at how our population (think).” “So, what Switzerland does, what Dubai does is sometimes very different as to how we operate as a culture,” she said.Discussions also focused on issues pertaining to the Child Diversion Policy and the safety and protection of children.During the meeting, Professor of Child Health and Child Development and Behaviour, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, presented findings of a research done on corporal punishment.Among those attending the meeting were: Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency, Rosalee Gage-Grey; Children’s Advocate of Jamaica, Diahann Gordon Harrison; Registrar of the Office of the Children’s Registry, Greig Smith, as well as representatives from the Ministries of Justice and National Security. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:jamaica, lisa hanna, national dialogue Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Billlast_img read more

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Vancouver offers ways to stay cool

first_imgWith temperatures rising well into the 90s over the next few days, the City of Vancouver encourages residents to seek relief from the heat. Vancouver is a cool place, with a variety of activities and places offering shelter the swelter. Don’t have air conditioning? Here are some options where you can splash, craft, read, or simply chill.Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation’s Firstenburg and Marshall community centers have comfortable, Wi-Fi enabled lobby areas where residents are welcome to relax, meet their neighbors and cool off. They also provide perfect places to play, exercise, swim or take a class.This Sunday, July 11, is Sunday Funday at Marshall, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., when games, crafts and other activities are free. Bring the suits and towels and swim free between 1:30 and 3 p.m. It’s a great way to cool off with your family!Next door to Marshall Center, the Luepke Senior Center offers opportunities for seniors to beat the heat. Firstenburg’s Trapedero II is also a welcoming place for seniors to gather and stay cool and comfortable. Firstenburg also features a free game room for all ages.Find open swim times and all other Parks and Recreation activity schedules at www.vanclarkparks-rec.org.Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center offers cool and free hands-on exhibits, toddler-size learning at Puddles Place, nature-inspired art and a panoramic view of the Columbia River. Admission to the Water Center is free!last_img read more

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1105 Media Shutters Print Magazine

first_imgAccording to RDN’s 2009 media kit, the magazine carried paid circulation of 25,000 and was published 18 times per year. Visual Studio has a circulation of 85,000.Both magazines are part of the Redmond Media Group, which is a division of 1105’s Enterprise Computing Group. 1105 Media has decided to shutter the print edition of Redmond Developer News and fold the content into Visual Studio magazine, the company said today.As part of the move, RDN editor-in-chief Michael Desmond will transition to Visual Studio as content chief.  Also making the jump are RDN executive editor Kathleen Richards and news editor Jeffrey Schwartz.It was not immediately clear is any layoffs were associated with the move. Desmond did not return a request for comment.1105 will continue to produce the RDN Web site, reddevnews.com, the company said. last_img read more

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Nitin Gadkari agrees to release funds for DPR on NH167A

first_imgGuntur: Union Minister for Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari assured that they will take up NH-167 highway works soon. Narasaraopet MP Lavu Srikrishnadevarayalu and MLA Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy met Gadkai in Delhi on Tuesday and discussed about the NH-167 A and stressed on need to take highway works immediately. Srikrishnadevarayalu said that the Central government earlier released a G.O. to lay the highway beginning from Pidiguralla-Narasaraopet-Chilakaluripet-Chirala,Repalle 167A high way. An agency was constituted to prepare Detailed Project Report, so far funds were not released to this agency. He urged the Union Minister to allot funds to this agency and take steps to start the work. The MP submitted a memorandum to the Nitin Gadkari in this regard. He also urged the Union Minister to upgrade Kondamudu-Parecherla Road as national highway. Responding to his request the Gadkari replied that he will examine feasibility to upgrade this as NH and agreed to release funds for 167A for preparing the DPR.last_img read more

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From A Teenage Poet to Creator of Ayna Sonnets Poetry is Life

first_imgIt’s often believed that men in uniform have nerves of steel. Does that imply that they aren’t flesh and blood like the rest of us? Rajub Bhowmik might serve as the Critical Response Command at Counter-Terrorism Bureau of the New York City Police Department, but there is also a literary side to him. A man known for dabbling in multiple profiles, he is quite the brooding romantic when not in the midst of an investigation scene. His interactions and experiences with human nature reflect through his literary works. His poems often center around emotions such as love, pain, belonging, and hope.Bhowmik’s most notable contributions to the world of literature and fiction are the Ayna Sonnets or the mirror sonnets. For the uninitiated, Ayna Sonnets comprise of compositions consisting of fourteen lines, inclusive of three stanzas of four lines each and lastly, summarized by a couplet in the end. The origin of the Bengali sonnet writing traces back to Michael MS Dutt during the 19th century, who is considered as one of the greatest poets in Bengali literature and the father of Bengali sonnets. During his stay in Versailles, he composed a sonnet in honor of the 16th-century poet Dante Alighieri, which was translated into French and Italian, and then sent to the king of Italy. The likes of Rabindra Nath Tagore and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, noted Indian freedom writers, have taken the tradition forward in their works too.Bhowmik took to poetry as a teenager. Poetry helped him express his experiences and feelings with others. Some of his most noted sonnets include, Noyoner Asha (Hope in the eyes) Medillin Colombia, Protibondhi Shishu (Handicapped Children), Sobi Hobe Por (Nothing will last), Bristi o Shokhir Vabona (Rain and Thoughts of Her), Budo Kamne Hobo (How will I get old) and Shohile Valobasha (Tolerable Love). In 2018, he released the Satantra Chaturdospodi Kobitaguli, a collection of 56 sonnets covering a wide range of themes such as love, passion, life, travel, ethics, eternal life, and hope.Through his life and work, the sole objective of Bhowmik is to serve and save people. His academic credentials are quite a handful. A graduate in intelligence studies with a specialization in criminal intelligence, he majored in Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Journalism. He has also acquired doctorates in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Business Administration and Education in Leadership. Married and a father to a two-year-old daughter, he is credited with having written over 20 books, including research books, poetry books, romantic novels, and thrillers. His books on Delinquent Behavior and Criminology and Abnormal Psychology currently serve as textbooks at the John Jay College and the Hostos College of the City University of New York.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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4 motorcyclists killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident logoFour motorcyclists were killed after a bus hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Tarabagh area of Raipura upazila of Narsingdi district on Friday.The deceased are Ramjan Mia, 17, son of a certain Asad Choukidar, Dalim Mia, 17, son of one Hafizuddin, Shohagh Mia, 17, son of one Sharif Mia, and Yamin, 23.The accident took place around 7:00am when a Dhaka-bound bus from Kishoreganj knocked the bike carrying four people, leaving all the riders killed on the spot, said Bhairab highway police station officer-in-charge AKM Kauser.On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to local hospital morgue, he added.last_img

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Revoked Far Cry 4 licenses bought on Origin with stolen credit cards

first_imgYesterday Ubisoft managed to anger gamers once again by removing Far Cry 4 licenses from their Uplay accounts with little explanation. These are gamers who believed they had purchased a legitimate license for the game through a third-party seller. Not so, said Ubisoft, stating the sellers had no right to offer the licenses for sale. Now new information reveals why they had no right to sell them: they were stolen.It turns out that all of the licenses Ubisoft revoked were purchased through EA’s Origin digital store. The problem is, the payments were done using stolen credit cards. EA informed Ubisoft of this fact, told them which license keys were “purchased,” and Ubisoft revoked all of them.Ubisoft’s handling of the situation is not great because they should have fully explained the situation up front and done something for the gamers affected. However, it’s the third-party sellers who offered the licenses that really need to be answering the questions right now. The most pertinent one being: how did they come into possession of so many stolen licenses? quickly followed by: why are they purchasing licenses in this way and not through Ubisoft directly?The named sellers in question include G2A and Kinguin. Kinguin has responded stating that Ubisoft’s action is unfair to players and ignores the right to resell digital games. Both Kinguin and G2A have said they will take action if anyone buying a revoked key gets in touch with them. Hopefully that means a full refund.What has transpired certainly puts the reputation of these online stores in doubt, but it seems unlikely gamers will stop using them. The cost difference is just too big to ignore in many cases, and as was pointed out in the comments on our coverage yesterday, the prices on well-known online stores in certain countries verges on the ridiculous.last_img read more

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Baker Mayfield made the Browns the obvious choice for Hard Knocks

first_imgAlso:– Golden State takes Game 2 off– Why Dak Prescott is like Russell WilsonGuests:Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking Rockets/Warriors Game 2 and why LeBron to the Lakers is a good fit.Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian and host of the I am Rappaport Stereo Podcast is in-studio talking LeBron losing to the Celtics; why he loves the Browns on Hard Knocks;Chris Broussard– FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio explaining why the toll LeBron takes on a franchise is worth it; and when he first heard about LeBron as a journalist in Akron in the 90’s.Dan Shaughnessy – Boston Globe Reporter joins the show to talk Brad Stevens success, and the evolution of the sports media business from his start in the 70’s until today. Baker Mayfield made the Browns an obvious choice for ‘Hard Knocks’No NFL coach or GM would ever choose to be on HBO’s NFL training camp documentary series Hard Knocks, but every year one team gets forced into it. This year it’s the Browns and rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield’s turn in front of the cameras as they attempt to recover from an 0-16 2017, and 20 years of dysfunction since returning to Cleveland in 1999.Colin thinks Mayfield’s outspoken personality and brash bravado, combined with the Browns dumpster fire reputation make them exactly what a reality show like Hard Knocks is looking for. He believes that if the Browns would have picked the more boring and reserved Sam Darnold they would have been passed up because it just wouldn’t make good TV.There aren’t many examples of a reality show making any relationship better, and it’s hard to see how this won’t be a bad start for the Baker Mayfield era in Cleveland. LeBron deserves MVP over HardenJames Harden, LeBron James and Anthony Davis were named as the three finalists for the MVP with Harden listed as the betting favorite to win it. Colin thinks LeBron is more deserving – even though he probably won’t win it- if the award truly measured a single player’s value to a team.Not only have the playoffs exposed LeBron’s invisible supporting cast, but the Cavs are only 4-23 in games he’s missed since coming home. In Harden’s 10 missed games on the season, the Rockets have a winning record. He also has Chris Paul to back him up.last_img read more

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Scientifically Optimized Music By FocusWill Will Help You Increase Your Productivity Levels

first_img Share Tweet Submit I am the kind of person who cannot work if there are distractions around me. I need my headphones with music blasted to the very maximum to work effectively. I am not alone in this. There are a lot people who work in the same way. Focus@Will is an amazing resource that you need to get your hands on. This provides you with the music you need to work efficiently and effectively. Wccftech is offering an amazing discount offer on a 1-year subscription and lifetime subscription of Focus@Will.Focus@Will subscription featuresEven if you already listen to music, you should still get this. The music by this amazing software has been scientifically optimized. It offers over 50 channels of music specially designed to help increase your focus. The music will help you increase your productivity levels within no time! If you are finding it hard to focus, then this deal is just for you! This software is highly reviewed and rated. It has been featured in LifeHacker and TechCrunch and it is being used by employees at companies like Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Here are highlights of what the offers have in store for you: Make better use of your time w/ more focused attentionReduce distractions from noisy coworkers, a busy office environment, or whatever draws your attention away Do better work & earn the promotions & raises you deserve Create a more sustainable work habit w/ over 50 channels to choose from & timed work sessions Channels include acoustical, ambient, alpha chill, focus spa, classical piano, electro bach, and more manyImportant Details Redemption: must redeem purchase within 30 daysLength of access: 1-year/lifetime (depending on subscription) Version 1.4.8 For new users onlySystem Requirements AndroidiOS SonosThe offer is going to expire in just a few hours, so avail this opportunity right away!Original Price Focus@Will:1-year subscription: $99.95 I Lifetime Subscription: $299.95Wccftech Discount Price Focus@Will:1-year subscription: $24.95 I Lifetime Subscription: $69.95last_img read more

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Italy navy finds what is thought to be capsized migrant boat

first_img Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up A navy official said the boat could be raised at such depths, but that any decision to do so rested with Sicilian prosecutors who are conducting the criminal investigation into the deaths and requested the navy try to locate the wreck.Survivors reported that up to 800 people were locked into two levels of the hold by the smugglers. The boat capsized when its captain mistakenly rammed it into the freighter that had come to its rescue. It was further destabilized when the migrants on deck then rushed to one side hoping to get off first.The capsizing prompted renewed calls for Europe to help Italy shoulder the burden of rescuing and caring for migrants, and to find new ways to prevent the migrants from setting off in the first place. At an EU summit in the days that followed, EU leaders pledged new funding and resources to beef up its border patrol mission and diplomatic initiatives gained steam to target the traffickers.On Thursday, the Italian navy announced it had placed a 3.5 billion euro ($3.9 billion) order for six patrol boats capable of high seas rescues as it upgrades its fleet to take on a greater role in the Mediterranean.There remains increasing debate about what to do with the migrants once they arrive in Italy. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Migrants wait to disembark from the Iceland Coast Guard vessel Tyr, at the Messina harbor, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The weekend saw a dramatic increase in rescues as smugglers in Libya took advantage of calm seas and warm weather to send thousands of would-be refugees out into the Mediterranean in overloaded rubber boats and fishing vessels. The coast guard reported that nearly 7,000 people were rescued in the three days ending Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Four benefits of having a wireless security system New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   The interior ministry has told prefects in each of Italy’s regions that it needs between 8,000 and 9,000 beds in the coming days to host all the newly-arrived asylum-seekers. Sicily was exempted from the request since its migrant reception centers are already filled beyond capacity.Many regions, particularly in the north, have declined to take them in.An interior ministry official, Mario Morcone, told a conference on the migrant crisis Thursday that so far about 33,000 people had arrived in 2015, a 15-percent increase over the same period in 2014. If the pace continues, he said, this year will likely overtake the record 170,000 migrants who arrived in 2014.Pope Francis chimed in on the debate Thursday, telling Christian leaders from across Europe that their churches “have the duty to work together to provide solidarity and welcome.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ROME (AP) — Italian navy ships on Thursday located what is believed to be the fishing boat that capsized April 18 with an estimated 800 migrants aboard, a tragedy that spurred Italy and Europe into a new round of soul-searching over how to cope with the record waves of migrants coming ashore from Libya.Using sonar and a submarine, the navy said Thursday it had located a blue, 25-meter (82-foot) vessel matching the description of the doomed boat about 85 miles (135 kilometers) northeast of the Libyan coast. It was resting on the seabed at a depth of around 375 meters (1,230 feet), a statement said. Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

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