Premier Darrell Dexter was in Stellarton today, Aug. 16, to offer congratulations and support on behalf of the the province at the groundbreaking of the new head office building for Sobeys Inc. “I am pleased that Sobeys has chosen Stellarton as the site of its new head office, the same town where Sobeys got its start more than 100 years ago,” said Premier Dexter. “Congratulations to the company and all of its employees for a century of creating good jobs, growing Nova Scotia’s economy and supporting our local industries.” Since 1907, Sobeys has grown from a family-owned business into a $15.2-billion national grocery chain that operates 1,300 stores across Canada, including locations in 30 Nova Scotia communities. The head office on King Street will house a number of the company’s senior executives, as well as national finance, human resources, legal and loss prevention personnel. Construction will begin next month and it is expected to be completed by September 2011.
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Exit 13, Highway 118 Open Exit 13, from Highway 118 into Burnside Industrial Park on Akerley Boulevard, now has one lane open for inbound traffic. The second lane is expected to remain closed until dark. Both outbound lanes are open. The closure was necessary for clean up after a tractor trailer overturned. -30-
Mumbai: Popular actor Achint Kaur says with time she has often changed her mindset and evolved as an actor to stay relevant. Moving from weekly to daily soaps, Achint said for her it was initially difficult to find her footing in the television industry. She has been part of shows like “Banegi Apni Baat”, “Swabhimaan”, “Saaya”, “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”, “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii”, “Jamai Raja” and others. “I am from the weekly era where the content was very intelligent. Then when daily soaps came in, it took me a year to understand how will I fit in. In TV I got lost (initially). During the weekly era, no one would offer me negative parts when I watched daily soaps I never saw myself fit into positive roles. I got to experiment with daily soaps. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “As actors, we get into our comfort zone and don’t push ourselves and then we start seeing the negative in the outside world but the fear is within us. I have realised this and put an end to this. I have always got good roles to play that have been impactful be it positive or negative or grey,” Achint told PTI. The actor said as an artiste she makes sure to learn about her craft as much as possible. “I am with the time, I change myself, I work on myself. I keep changing my performance abilities, I keep working on them. I take a lot of workshops. I do a lot of theatre to learn how to perform differently.” Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna The noted actor also has been part of films like “Om Jai Jagdish”, “Guzaarish”, “2 States” and “Kalank” among others. She is thankful to filmmakers for giving her the opportunity to present herself in a different avatar on the big screen. “Till date, people think they can only offer me a western character, I am stuck on that. Then ‘2 States’, ‘Kalank’ happened I am glad they (makers) saw me as a performer and not as Achint. These things will also keep happening,” she adds. According to Achint, the entertainment industry has become more acceptable towards older actors then it was during her initial days in television. “Roles are not changing but times are changing. There is work for every age group, every genre, for everybody because now canvas is large and you cater to a lot of people. Earlier people would not write for 60-year-old but today there are. “Today with content available on mobile, laptop, there is no boundary. Times are changing. I am confident that I can be ambitious now,” she added. The 41-year-old actor, who has been part of the industry for 25 years, said she is always looking for something that serves her creative hunger. “There is no destination as to what I want to play next if there is then I will again have to look for something that is new and different every time. Every day is a new path and I want to capture it as much as we can. I am clear, monotony is not what I want.” The hugely popular Zee TV show “Jamai Raja” starring Ravi Dubey, Nia Sharma and Achint in lead roles is back with season 2 – “Jamai 2.0” but it will now stream online on OTT platform ZEE5 from September 10. “It (web) is a brilliant platform, we can experiment a lot. The canvas is huge here. I want to do a lot of web. I am hungry. I am pushing for web, meeting people and calling people.” Talking about “Jamai 2.0”, Achint said, “There is no connection between the TV and web show. Only the word ‘Jamai’ is the same, the perspective is different. It is not a quintessential type. It (‘Jamai 2.0’) is a thriller, there are a lot of sub-plots, there is a lot of layering, there is realism and honesty.” In the show, the actor plays the role of a businesswoman, who is shrewd, opportunist.
One Direction’s Harry Styles has cut his hair and given his famous locks to charity.Harry Styles Donates Hair To CharityThe singer has donated his hair to the Little Princess Trust in the UK, an organization that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.To find out more about this amazing charity, click here.
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending January 20, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. A Star Is Born (2018)2. Once Upon a Deadpool3. Unbreakable4. A Simple Favor5. The Old Man & the Gun6. Split (2017)7. Hunter Killer8. Crazy Rich Asians9. Juliet, Naked10. Bad Times At the El RoyaleiTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. The Old Man & the Gun2. Juliet, Naked3. Mid90s4. Suspiria5. Eighth Grade6. Rust Creek7. Colette8. Wildlife9. Three Identical Strangers10. The Rewrite__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Press
Without the removal of the present obstacles to a lasting peace between the government’s Forces Armees de Côte d’Ivoire (FANCI) and the opposition Forces Nouvelles, elections scheduled for 2005 cannot be held, Mr. Annan said.”In order to keep the Ivorian peace process on track, the fundamental issues behind the current stalemate must be identified and openly addressed,” he says, adding, “In the meantime, I recommend that the mandate of MINUCI (the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire) be renewed for a further period of six months.”The peace process, including the composition of the Government of National Reconciliation, has been governed by the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, signed in France last January. The Forces Nouvelles and six other signatories to the agreement have protested, however, that President Laurent Gbagbo did not delegate enough power to Prime Minister Seydou Elimane Diarra and the National Reconciliation Government. In September, eight cabinet ministers from the Forces Nouvelles withdrew, severely handicapping the government, the report says.In the northern areas it controls, Forces Nouvelles has set up roadblocks to collect fees from travellers. Shooting into the tarmac, it held up a UN plane for “four hours of unjustified delays.” Forces Nouvelles soldiers have been reported to fight over spoils from three bank robberies and have threatened to kill seven military officers from MINUCI who were reconnoitring, the report says.Currently 34 UN military liaison officers in the country monitor security and help build confidence. Mr. Annan says he has approved the deployment of the remaining 42 officers in accordance with Security Council resolution 1479, which established MINUCI. The Mission’s civilian component is focusing on human rights and the media, as well as on preparations for the elections.Mr. Annan proposes a $29.9 million budget for the mission from 13 May 2003 to 30 June 2004.
by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2013 12:02 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street after an industry group reported that U.S. manufacturing growth cooled in March.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 22 points, or 0.2 per cent, at 14,556 at noon Monday.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped seven points, or 0.5 per cent, to 1,562.The Nasdaq composite fell 20 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 3,246.U.S. manufacturing kept growing for a fourth straight month in March, but at a slower rate, according to the Institute for Supply Management.The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high last week and is up 10 per cent for the year. The index has recaptured all its losses from the financial crisis and the Great Recession.EBay rose after predicting more growth in its e-commerce and online payments business. US stocks falter after report shows manufacturing growth slowed more than forecast in March AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Douze chevaux sauvages bientôt réintroduits en BulgarieLes Pays-Bas et la Bulgarie se sont entendus sur un projet de réintroduction de tarpans, une espèce de cheval sauvage disparue de la nature européenne au XIXe siècle. Dimanche, douze de ces animaux originaires des Pays-Bas feront leur retour dans les montagnes de Bulgarie. Les programmes de réintroduction d’espèces se font aujourd’hui de plus en plus nombreux. Cette fois-ci, c’est donc au tour des Pays-Bas et de la Bulgarie de s’inquiéter du sort d’un animal : le tarpan, une espèce de cheval disparue de la nature sauvage il y a 100 à 150 ans. À lire aussiPourquoi réintroduire des animaux captifs dans la nature n’est pas si simpleEn effet, les derniers ont été capturés en Pologne dans les années 1930 par des paysans locaux qui les ont ensuite élevés avec d’autres chevaux. Plus tard, ils ont alors été réintroduits aux Pays-Bas, puis dans l’est de la France, dans le nord de l’Allemagne, en Angleterre, en Belgique et en Lituanie, explique Stefan Avramov, expert en biodiversité auprès du programme bulgaro-hollandais de protection de la nature baptisé “The new thracian Gold”Bientôt, c’est donc la Bulgarie qui accueillera à nouveau des tarpans. “Douze tarpans originaires des Pays-Bas seront transportés dimanche prochain à Kroumovgrad au Sud-est. Ils seront élevés dans un espace clos pour s’adapter aux conditions montagneuses de la Bulgarie”, poursuit l’expert pour l’AFP. Un espace qui sera agrandi graduellement pendant un an pour une adaptation tout en douceur. “Aux Pays-Bas, les chevaux n’ont jamais vu de rocher, ni de montagne. Ils doivent s’adapter au paysage, à la végétation et apprendre à se protéger des loups”, a indiqué Johan Bekhauis de la fondation hollandaise ARK.Des tarpans et des juments Pour mieux les protéger, les tarpans seront d’ailleurs mis en contact avec des juments bulgares afin que celles-ci partagent leur expérience. “La meilleure façon pour eux d’apprendre à se protéger”, selon Johan Bekhauis dont la fondation a en partie financé l’opération bulgare grâce à une loterie réalisée aux Pays-Bas dans le cadre de ce projet de protection de l’environnement, du développement de l’agriculture bio et du tourisme écologique. Le 3 septembre 2011 à 11:58 • Maxime Lambert
Asus : plusieurs ordinateurs ROG annoncésAsus a dévoilé et mis à jour plusieurs modèles d’ordinateurs spécialement dédiés aux gamers. Ces produits seront vendus prochainement.Asus a commercialisé deux PC équipés de processeurs Intel Ivy Bridge dédiés aux joueurs sur PC ou ordinateurs portables. Tout d’abord, le ROG CG8580 (pour Republic of Gamers) est un PC dont le boîtier est pourvu de cinq grilles d’aération et d’un bouton permettant l’overclocking. Ce PC est équipé d’un processeur quadri-cœur Core i7 de troisième génération, ainsi que d’une carte graphique Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 ou bien d’une (ou deux) cartes graphiques GTX 560. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ensuite, le CG8270 est tout aussi adapté aux joueurs en tout genre. Il disposera d’un processeur Core i5 troisième génération et une carte GeForce GT 620, certes moins d’actualités. Ce qui permettra sans doute à cet ordinateur d’être vendu à un tarif abordable. Avec plus d’assurances au niveau des performances, les ordinateurs portables ROG G75VW et ROG G55VW sont mis à jour avec des processeurs quadri-cœur Core i7 de troisième génération épaulés par une carte graphique Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M ou 660M. Au choix, des écrans HD de 15,6 pouces ou Full HD de 17,3 pouces sont proposés. Les tarifs de ces ordinateurs restent pour l’heure inconnus. A l’instar des dates de disponibilités. Mais cela devrait être annoncé de source officielle sous peu.Le 11 mai 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert
L’agence du médicament confirme 4 décès liés à la pilule Diane 35Le Figaro avait annoncé sept décès provoqués par le contraceptif Diane 35, l’agence du médicament vient d’en confirmer quatre. Produit par le laboratoire Bayer, cette pilule sert à l’origine de traitement pour l’acné et ne dispose qu’une autorisation de mise sur le marché qu’à ce seul effet. Diane 35 est pourtant largement prescrit comme contraceptif car il bloque l’ovulation.125 cas dont 4 mortels. L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) n’a pas trainé pour livrer un communiqué, consulté par l’AFP ce matin, afin de répondre au Figaro qui annonçait samedi que le médicament Diane 35 avait provoqué 7 décès depuis 1987. Ce traitement contre l’acné du laboratoire Bayer est en fait bien plus souvent prescrit comme contraceptif car il bloque l’ovulation. Comme pour les autres cas liés aux pilules de troisième et quatrième génération, les décès ont été provoqués par une thrombose veineuse. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Seize plaintes liées à ce type de pilule ont été déposées en France. Les victimes avaient des prédispositions aux thromboses veineuses alors que ces contraceptifs tendent à épaissir et coaguler le sang. Ces effets combinés augmentent le risque de thromboses qui peuvent aboutir à un AVC ou à une embolie pulmonaire. L’agence du médicament a bien confirmé que ces décès étaient “imputables à une thrombose veineuse liée à Diane 35”. Pour les trois autres cas mortels mentionnés par le Figaro, l’ANSM n’est pas en mesure de faire un lien direct avec le médicament.Le retrait du médicament réclaméEn dehors de ces décès, l’agence recense 125 cas “d’événements emboliques et thrombotiques pour Diane 35 et ses génériques”, consignés dans la base de données nationale de pharmacovigilance depuis 1987. Face à l’augmentation du nombre de cas graves avérés, la ministre de la Santé Marisol Touraine avait déjà annoncé sa volonté de limiter fortement les prescriptions des contraceptifs de troisième et quatrième génération, tandis que le député socialiste Gérard Bapt a réclamé hier le retrait immédiat du Diane 35.Le cas semble d’autant plus grave que Diane 35 ne dispose d’une autorisation de mise sur le marché (AMM) que pour combattre l’acné. “Diane 35 est un traitement de l’acné qui induit un blocage de l’ovulation. Nous avons plusieurs enquêtes en cours qui montrent que cette utilisation hors AMM [en tant que contraceptif] est importante, a expliqué lors d’un précédent point-presse Dominique Maraninchi, directeur de l’ANSM. Nous avons lancé la réévaluation bénéfice-risque et une décision devrait être prise prochainement. Il est anormal qu’il y ait une ambiguïté sur un produit de santé [avec un traitement contraceptif] hors AMM.”Le 27 janvier 2013 à 11:12 • Maxime Lambert
I’ve been waiting for this episode for a while. Ever since Iris picked up that giant sci-fi gun in S.T.A.R. Labs, I’ve wanted to see her in action. Then, when the show released that photo of her in a superhero costume, we all knew her time to shine was coming. We finally got there last night. Iris became the superhero we always knew she could be. Thankfully, the episode didn’t disappoint.After last week’s standalone episode brought us a thrilling high point for the season, it’s back to the main DeVoe story, but only for a little bit. Cisco and Harry are hard at work trying to think of a plan to defeat DeVoe. In the opening scene, the episode actually does something pretty smart with this story. This whole season, we’ve been seeing The Thinker as an adversary for The Flash. It’s led to maybe one decent confrontation between the two. The show hasn’t been able to turn the whole speed vs. brains conflict into something consistently worth watching. The opening scene recontextualizes it to focus on Harry’s struggle. He’s finally met someone who might be smarter than him. That intimidates him. Harry grows ever more desperate to prove he can be just as smart, smarter even, than DeVoe.He hatches a plan to copy DeVoe’s thinking cap, the device that turned him into The Thinker. The rest of Team Flash isn’t on board. It’s way too much of a risk. The bickering gets to Ralph, though. He knows he’ll eventually end up in DeVoe’s body-snatching crosshairs. He decides to hide in the basement and return to looking out for number one. Not even the can-I-talk-to-you hallway can dissuade him. Once again, the show seems to know it relies on that hallway too much. It’s finally starting to be as ineffective in-universe as it has become as a narrative device.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)The problems keep piling up. The police want a meeting with both DeVoe’s. They can’t find Marlize, and Ralph isn’t really in a shape-shifting mood right now. And of course, there’s another bus meta on the loose. The show sets it up pretty well, allowing us to think it’s the guy with fire powers robbing the bank. It turns out to be an EMT named Matthew Kim. He has the power to steal other meta’s powers. Iris feels bad about always staying behind after Dibny accuses her of not understanding what he’s going through. She tags along with her dad to question Kim, and the frightened meta takes her hostage. The Flash shows up in a, well, Flash and rescues her, but something goes wrong. The Flash loses his super speed. Now, Iris has it. Oh, I like this development a lot.The show has struggled with what to do with Iris for a long time. They made her a reporter so she’d have a reason to get involved with the goings on of the week, but then did nothing with it. For a reporter, she sure does a lot of sitting around. This episode doesn’t fix that, but it gives Iris some long overdue time in the spotlight. And it’s a lot of fun watching her giddily discover her abilities. Candice Patton is clearly enjoying playing the hero this week, and it brings a new energy and life to the show. Her costume is awesome too, the reveal of which put a huge smile on my face. Can we have more than one episode of this? I like Iris as The Flash. It’s also fun watching Barry have to experience what he’s been doing to people these last few years.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Candice Patton as Iris West (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)It does take some time for her to get there, though. Her first attempt to do Flash-like things doesn’t go so well. Barry’s not all that great on the comms, and Iris doesn’t quite have a handle on her powers yet. She’s able to save the people, but can’t put the fire out. Or phase through a piece of debris that falls on her. Cisco is able to Vibe her away from danger, but it’s going to take more training. Caitlin can’t figure out how to reverse the swap. For now, Iris is the speedster. And she’s determined to prove that she can be the hero. That she’s more than the person who stays behind. The show even brings up the fact that she used to be a reporter and do cool reporter stuff, and stopped for no discernible reason. At least the show acknowledges its shortcomings even if it doesn’t entirely fix them.And hey, she gets another shot. There’s another fire-powered metahuman about to rob a bank. Eager to try again and prove herself, Iris rushes to the scene. Kim tries to stop the new meta, who reveals that Kim is the one who inadvertently gave him the powers. Iris puts Kim in cuffs, and runs to deal with the fire-thrower. Once again though, the flames are too strong. It’s remarkable what having a new Flash can do. Better than any episode that came before it, Iris’ transformation makes it feel like season one again. Iris now has a second chance to confront an out-of-control fire.Everything comes together really nicely in the final battle. Iris’ uncertainty in the face of fire, Barry’s discomfort in a position of command, and Harry’s thinking cap project. He finally gets it to work without setting his head on fire, and instantly calculates Iris’ best chance of winning the fight. She has to do something even Barry’s never done before. She runs as fast as she can on water, digging her heels into the surface to create a tidal wave. Even with the CW-budget CGI, this scene looks really cool. We haven’t seen a speedster fight scene that fun in a while.Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)As much as I love Iris as a speedster (even her costume was cooler than Barry’s), we all knew it wasn’t going to last. Despite her natural talent at it, the speedster life isn’t for Iris. She and Barry have Kim switch their powers back, and we end with some more good news. Team Flash has yet another new member. Matthew Kim is freaked out to hear that a body-snatching super-genius is after him, so he decides to stick around. Partly for protection, and partly to help the other metas that might be targeted next. And hey, Henry knows exactly who they are. He’s perfected his thinking cap, and the episode ends with the reveal of the next two names: Janet Petty and Edwin Gauss. That first name means nothing to us, but Gauss is the name of a minor villain from the Flash comics: Folded Man. He has the power to transition between dimensions. He can make himself flat by crossing into the second dimension, or portal between places via the 4th dimension. It’s a cool power, and should make for a really fun Flash episode. If it’s done right.The Flash is taking a month-long break now. While the season has had its ups and downs, I’m happy that this was the episode it chose to leave us on. It demonstrates that the show has a clear path forward in mind. It’s building to its end goal slowly and organically, and for now, it’s just giving us some cool, exciting episodes along the way. We’ll see if it can maintain this momentum once DeVoe shows back up, but these last two episodes definitely instill confidence. Iris is even back to being a reporter. Maybe she’ll be an active character again. It really feels like The Flash has found itself again. 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Police and the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office have confirmed the identities of two kayakers who died in an apparent accident on the Columbia River last week.Teddi Ann Watanabe, 51, of Vancouver and her boyfriend, Bradley James Lynch, 50, of Gresham, Ore., died of hypothermia, according to the medical examiner, Dr. Dennis Wickham.There were no witnesses to the accident, which occurred sometime around Christmas. Watanabe’s body was found Dec. 28, floating in debris in the Columbia River near the Interstate 205 Bridge. She was dressed for kayaking, including wearing a buoyancy vest, but didn’t carry an identification. It appeared she had been in the water about two days.A search turned up an empty two-person kayak washed up on the eastern shore of Government Island. Later, a vehicle belonging to one of the pair was found at a launch site on the Oregon shore. Lynch’s body was found Wednesday.Since the deaths were ruled accidental, police have ended their investigation.
Share Houston is still covered by a blanket of ice left behind by a sudden winter storm.The dangerous driving conditions are impacting flights into and out of local airports.Bush Intercontinental and Hobby are both open, but the icy roadways are proving a difficult challenge for travelers trying to get to the airports.At IAH, bridges were treated and are being monitored. The fly-over bridge from westbound Will Clayton Boulevard to southbound John F. Kennedy Boulevard is closed due to icing.The upper ramps for Terminal A, Terminal C and Terminal E — plus rooftop parking in all terminal garages — are closed.At Hobby, the upper traffic ramp for departing passengers is closed. Both arriving and departing traffic is being routed to the lower ramp. All fly-over routes are closed.As of 6 a.m., roads around both airports were passable, but some traffic was being rerouted, according to the Houston Airport System’s Fly2Houston.com website. “The Houston Airports advises all passengers to contact their carrier for more detailed flight information and confirm their flight status before coming to the airport,” Fly2Houston.com’s advisory states.
(PhysOrg.com) — At the Clean Technology 2011 Conference and Expo in Boston, Andre Sharon presented a new concept of using ships equipped with a wave-power system to harvest energy and deliver it back to a power grid on shore. Citation: Cheaper and cleaner electricity from wave-powered ships (w/ video) (2011, July 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-cheaper-cleaner-electricity-wave-powered-ships.html Explore further Traditional wave-power systems are permanently located out in the middle of the ocean and send power back to the energy grid via undersea cables which typically cost $500,000 per kilometer. This new concept would eliminate the need for these costly cables and greatly reduce the cost.The proposed ship would be 50 meters long and is designed to harvest the wave energy through a system of buoys hanging from pivoting arms on the side of the ship. The buoys would bob up and down with the movement of the waves and cause the pivoting arms to drive a generator and create one megawatt of electrical power an hour. The power will be stored in an on-board battery with a capacity of 20 megawatts. The ship will be required to be out at sea for at least 20 hours in order to provide a full charge. Unlike fixed wave-power devices that must be built to withstand high waves and severe storms, these ships would be able to return to shore if conditions at sea were to become extreme. Sharon says this system could be constructed on already existing ships to further reduce costs.Sharon, from Boston University and the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation, used 3D printing to create a prototype and demonstrated it in a wave tank. Current wave-power systems can generate electricity at a cost of between $0.30 and $0.65 per kWh, but Sharon calculates that the wave-power ships would be able to generate power for $0.15 per kWh which is comparable to offshore wind energy and cheaper than solar power. 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. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen More information: Project page Play New work on leading wave power © 2010 PhysOrg.com
It’s time for a special Thanksgiving edition of Colin’s Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast, and his weekly sit down with RJ Bell from Pregame.com to see where there’s agreement and disagreement from the Vegas wiseguys on his NFL Thanksgiving Blazin’ 5 picks.He’s coming off back-to-back winning weeks after going 3-2 last week, and sitting at 31-23-1 on the year. Uncle Colin knows nothing goes better with turkey than a fat pile of cabbage.For Thanksgiving and Week 12, he likes Dallas giving 7 against a Washington team coming off a short week. The Panthers and Chiefs getting points on the road. The Chargers giving a point on the road against the Texans. And, the Falcons as 4 point home favorites over the Cardinals.Here are Colin’s Thanksgiving Blazin’ 5 plays:Redskins at Cowboys (-7) Panthers (+3.5) at RaidersChargers (-1) at TexansCardinals at Falcons (-4)Chiefs (+3.5) at BroncosThe Blazin’ 5 Prediction Podcast is available every Saturday through the end of the football season. Download and subscribe to it exclusively at TheHerdNow.com, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or iTunes. Don’t be a mark!
LeBron over Boston in the Eastern Conference FinalsThe undermanned Celtics eliminated ‘The Process’ in their second round series and are set to face LeBron in the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals. Colin thinks Brad Stevens is the best coach in basketball, but ultimately thinks LeBron’s playoff experience will be too much for the Celtics young core to handle.He’ll take the Cavs in 6. He also predicts they’ll get boatraced in the Finals by the Warriors. Also:– Colin’s 10 most valuable people left in the NBA PlayoffsGuests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio discussing why Ben Simmons and the Sixers are ahead of schedule; why he likes Cleveland over Boston; and why he thinks the Warriors will take care of the Rockets.Kenyon Martin – 15-year NBA Veteran is in-studio explaining why teammates have had problems with Chris Paul.Bucky Brooks – NFL Network Analyst is in-studio to explaining why he thinks Baker Mayfield was drafted too high but won’t be a bust; and when the Cowboys will pay Dak. Brad Stevens getting shutout for Coach of the Year is outrageousCeltics head coach Brad Stevens has remarkably led Boston to the Eastern Conference Finals without his two best players, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, but didn’t receive a single vote from fellow NBA coaches for Coach of the Year.Colin has repeatedly said that Stevens is the best coach in the NBA, and thinks that he was shutout is outrageous. He theorizes that coaches avoided voting for Stevens because they feel threatened by him and fear that if he won the award more organizations would look for ‘the next Brad Stevens’ to replace them.
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto exterior InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto’s chef (chief) concierge James Ridenour and executive chef Nick Reade have been named top of their respective fields in this year’s Australian Hotels Association’s Victorian awards – and to celebrate, they have collaborated to create a new accommodation package.Awarded Front Office Services Employee of the Year and Food and Beverage Services Employee of the Year respectively, James and Nick have combined their local and culinary knowledge and expertise to produce the hotel’s new Through the Lens experience.Inviting guests to take a closer look at Melbourne, the package includes a luxury overnight stay at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto in a Club InterContinental guest room, access to the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge, breakfast for two, evening canapés and drinks, and a visit to a local photographer’s studio, from $450* per room per night.Available only to Club guests, the Club InterContinental lounge offers complimentary daily buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments, afternoon tea and extensive twilight drinks and canapés, including chefs’ tasting plates of fresh local produce sourced by Nick and his culinary team, from as near as InterContinental Melbourne’s own rooftop garden.To enhance the local experience, the package includes a visit to the Flinders Lane studios of renowned Melbourne photographer, Matt Irwin. At James’ suggestion, guests can get a glimpse into the city’s local arts scene and explore the surrounding laneway precinct, before touring the gallery and taking home their own Matt Irwin signed canvas print.Matt Irwin’s Flinders Lane studio is open 12:00noon-6:00pm Monday to Friday and 11:00am-5:00pm Saturdays (closed on Sundays) and tours need to be completed during opening hours. *Rates are per room, per night and available until September 30, 2011. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Source = InterContinental Melbourne
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February 10, 2019In late January Michael Gosney, former board member and long time contributor to the Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti, gave a talk at the Berkely Sierra Club Dinner. The subject of the talk was a project called Califia, which has its origins in the early 2000s when “the San Francisco-based Green Century Institute on sustainable communities explored the development of Califia, a model arcology in Northern California. The idea was (and still is) to learn from Arcosanti and related projects, and tap into the substantial cultural and business resources of the Bay Area to create something truly extraordinary: a model community that the rest of the world can participate in, learn from and build upon.”Michael Gosney served on the Board of Arcosanti in the 90s where he co-produced the Paradox Conference series with Paolo Soleri, and co-founded the Green Century Institute on sustainable communities in San Francisco. Michael is a longtime technology pioneer, environmental thought leader and online and on-the-ground community builder. He has authored 17 books, and has worked with both festival culture (Burning Man, Earthdance International) and intentional communities (Arcosanti, Auroville, Damanhur). You can watch the presentation blow, or click through to read the related blog post on radish.org
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