The final round of the 32nd Annual New South Wales Touch Association’s Vawdon Cup was played Friday 28 September 2007 at Penrith with an extremely close round in the Men’s Premier League, and some emphatic performances by the competition’s big guns in the Women’s Premier League. The last pieces in the semi-final puzzle were put in place in both Premier divisions and with the regular season now done and dusted, fans can strap themselves in for what looms as an intriguing 2007 Vawdon Cup Finals series.Canterbury, despite suffering a shock loss to Penrith in the final round wrapped up the Minor Premiership in the Men’s Premier League division.Canterbury will meet Wests Magpies in the Major Semi-final after Wests and Hornsby drew in their clash on Friday night to finish on equal competition points.The Magpies have advanced to second spot on the ladder on for and against averages.Third placed Hornsby will meet 2006 Vawdon Cup Premiers Penrith who, with their upset victory over the Dogs, has cemented the final spot in the semi-final line up.In the Women’s Premier League the undefeated Canterbury Bankstown wrapped up the Minor Premiership and will now meet 2006 Premiers the Easts Roosters in Semi-Final One, whilst Wests Magpies will confront the Wollongong Devils who edged out Cronulla in their crunch game on Friday night to snare the prized final place in the top four for 2007.The Vawdon Cup Final series gets underway at Bankstown, home of the Canterbury Bulldogs, Minor Premiers in the respective Men’s and Women’s Premier League Divisions, this Friday 5 October 2007.The big news in the Men’s Premier League was Penrith’s sensational victory over the previously undefeated Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2006 Vawdon Cup Grand Final replay at Penrith in the nightcap timeslot at 9.00pm.Defending champions, the Penrith Panthers have had an indifferent 2007 thus far, but in recent times have strung together some impressive performances that smack of business end of the season form to have all the other teams in the competition sleeping with one eye open as the finals loom large on the horizon.The Dogs, in contrast, have been in outstanding form for the majority of the season, and despite suffering their first defeat of the year at the hands of their 2006 Vawdon Cup conquerors on Friday, are still warm favourites with the bookies to advance to this year’s decider in their semi-final clash with Wests Magpies at Bankstown on Friday night.Canterbury got off to a flyer on Friday night with some great play from 2007 Australian World Cup stars Garry ‘GS7” Sonda and Steve Roberts giving the Dogs a 1-0 lead.The Penrith boys were sticking to their guns and it did not surprise anyone to see the Premiers equalize soon after for 1-1 scoreline.The game was end to end for the rest of the half and the two fierce combatants went to oranges a touchdown a piece with a lot of touch still to be played in the second stanza.The Dogs came out after the break looking to put the bite on the Panthers who, to their great credit, knuckled down and met every Dogs attacking raid with resolute defence.The Doggies were (for the most part), shut out and left to snarl through the slithers of slight hope visible in the robust Panther defence that stood between the Dogs and the retention of their unblemished record in 2007.Canterbury’s big match specialist Joel Willoughby stepped up for the Dogs as only special players can, snaring an intercept before offloading to support to give the Dogs the ascendancy at 2-1.The teams then went touchdown for touchdown, before a trademark Sonda long ball gift-wrapped a 4-3 lead to the Dogs.The touchdown seemed to spur the Panthers into action and the Mountain Men, through some outstanding ball play from Dean Springfield and Scott Buckley conjured three unanswered touchdowns to give the Panthers the 6-4 decision over the previously undefeated Canterbury combination.The win by the Panthers was full of merit given that the outfit’s most experienced players Chris Benfield and Scotty Danswan were unavailable and the 11 man team was top heavy with many youngsters who had come off the back of last weeks X Blades National 18 Years tournament.Penrith did not have a bad player, with their foot speed and unrelenting defence a feature of the victory.The Panthers secured the Forrester/Collins Trophy (contested each time the two clubs meet) for their Coach Dave Collins in his final term as Panthers Coach.Canterbury despite the loss, have claimed the minor premiership, and will welcome back absent form player Stuart Brierty to bolster them for their crucial semi-final against Wests this Friday night.In the other up late clash at 9.00pm, wooden spooners Manly showed great spirit and composure to force a 4 – 4 draw with a disappointing Cronulla Sharks side.The Sharkies entered the contest knowing that they had to rely on Canterbury to beat Penrith by plenty, and they themselves needed to dispatch Manly by a cricket score to sneak into the finals.Cronulla couldn’t get flowing yet held a narrow 3-2 ascendancy at half-time courtesy of a touchdown double to Rhys ‘The Claw” Bevan and Brad Edwards.The Sharkies camp, now resigned to missing the semi-final boat, seemed to be waving goodbye to their finals aspirations as they floated past in the shadows of half time.Cronulla much to their own chagrin, played without conviction in an unconvincing second half.Conversely, the game Manly combination hung tough with Harry and Put Berryman leading the way with young gun Sam Brisby and Daniel Chitty playing with maturity beyond their tender 15 years for the duration of the game.Manly bounced back after the break determined to get back into the contest and finish their season off in style.The Sea Eagles equalized soon after the resumption and hit the front with five minutes remaining.Sharkies Australian Mixed Open World Cup star Matt Tope then donned the superman cape to snare a touchdown and salvage a 4-4 draw for Cronulla.The draw was a disappointing end to the 15-year career of Sharkies and former Penrith stalwart Mark Collins. The uncompromising winger who won both a Vawdon and State Cup will be remembered as a great team person and a true gentleman of the game.In the early clash at 8.10pm the talented Parramatta Eels finished their season on a high by edging out a game Easts Roosters 4-3 in a spirited derby at Penrith.Both teams were down on numbers with the Roosters missing key players who were competing at the Australian University Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast, and Parramatta without Dean Wilbow and Daniel Mahoney.Parramatta got out to a solid 2-0 lead before the Roosters hit back before half time to make the score 2-1 to the Eels. Parramatta’s shining light all season, Australian Men’s Open World Cup star Jamie Stowe, was again calling the shots and directing the young Eels line-up around the park, whilst East’s Mr. Consistency Christian Frost was doing his utmost to keep the Eels in the hunt.Easts were boosted by the half-time appearance of Manu Wakely who had flown back from the Uni-Games to reinforce the depleted Roosters line up.Both combinations scrapped it out in a mistake riddled second half with the two teams trading touchdowns before the Eels emerged 4-3 winners.East’s Jonathon Rook, making a courageous comeback from a delicate sinus operation, answered the call to play for the Roosters and assisted Frost and Wakely to finish the season off with honour.The Easts boys will now break for a week, before concentrating on their State Cup preparations.Parramatta Coach Glenn Fitzgerald has done an impressive job with the young Eels combination that has made a solid start to rebuilding their fortunes in the Premier League with an improved season.The impressive form of “Comeback King” Troy Malcolm and the irrepressible Stowe, and Dean Wilbow, coupled with the raft of young guns the Eels count in their lower grade ranks augurs well for the future, including the State Cup in December.Wests Magpies and Hornsby played out a thrilling 5 – 5 draw in an 8.10pm clash at Penrith in a game that was tighter than an NRL players footy shorts after an end of season trip.The two sides who have been gunning all season for the prized second spot on the ladder to ensure two bites at the Grand Final cherry, did not, to paraphrase Phil Gould “Let fear hold them back” in going all out to secure the coveted second spot.In one of the fastest games of the season, both teams turned to their big match specialists to pull the trigger on the big plays in an absorbing end-to-end battle.For West’s, Daniel Rushworth was throwing his ridiculously good looking Zoolander long ball, Jason Stanton was doing the sliding dive over, and Jason Yee was more dangerous with the footy than Shane Warne with a mobile phone in his hands.The Fleet of foot Hornsby Lions combination had the holy trinity of Dylan Hennessey and John and Maurice Kennedy running the show with more cheek than a “Chasers Mission”The two teams went to the break deadlocked at 3-3.The game was played with a lot of passion and a couple of the Young Lions were spied growling in the bin after being given periods of time in successive sets.The Lions boys leaked a touchdown in the six on four situation, but bounced back well to recover from the 4-3 deficit to get back into the contest and lock it up at 4-4. The sides traded touchdowns again with Hornsby’s John Kennedy nailing a hat trick to secure the draw for his team.The two teams prodded each other searching for the knock-out punch that never quite came and had to settle for an honourable draw and a “to be continued” epitaph to their growing rivalry.Hennessey, the “5 metre man,” the Kennedy twins, and Mick Abood were the glue that held the Lion’s effort together, whilst the World Cup connection of Dan “The Raging Bull” Rushworth, Jason Stanton, and comeback King Anthony Ziade starred for the Magpies.Ziade, in his first game back since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament five months ago, was a revelation for the black and whites and will be an invaluable weapon in coming weeks for the Magpies during the Finals series.The Magpies will be looking to consolidate their form and put some tough questions to Canterbury in the Major semi-final, whilst the Young Lions will set their sights on a battle to the death with fellow young guns Penrith on Friday night in the minor semi-final.In the Women’s Premier League, Canterbury Bankstown produced a withering 12- 0 touchdown blitz to wrap up the Minor Premiership and demolish Penrith on their home turf in the 7.20pm clash. The Doggies found their rhythm early and raced to a 6-0 lead by oranges.The undefeated minor premiers went right on with the job scoring 6 unanswered touchdowns to ensure the scoreboard attendant earned their keep and the Penrith girls got the chance to commit their tap off plays to memory with more restarts than the Men’s 100 Metre Final at the Sydney Olympics.Louise and Clare Winchester were again dominant for the Doggies in a solid team performance that has them humming along nicely coming into Friday night’s Major Semi-final blockbuster against Easts.Penrith never threw the towel in at any point, and one inspired “sniper” dive on the scoreline by Shannon Hackett on a touchdown bound Kate Fitzsimmons brought the Wests bench to their feet.Hackett was the standout for Penrith along with Stacey Renny and young guns Ali Tairi and Tara Boland who never stopped trying for the youthful Panthers who will be better for their 2007 Vawdon Cup experiences.In the 8.10pm game, Premiers Easts Roosters completed a comfortable 5-2 victory over a gutsy Manly Sea Eagles combination to tune up for this week’s crunch semi-final with the Doggies.The Roosters, who were without their Captain Melissa Pitfield, who was rested due to a troublesome hamstring, swapped one superstar for another when they welcomed prodigal daughter, Australian Women’s Open Vice Captain Amanda Judd back into the line-up.Judd, who has been absent from the Roosters playing roster since Round 5 with a debilitating foot injury, has arrived back at the right time of the season with Easts in need of some big game experience and class as they go into the championship rounds of the competition.The Roosters were up comfortably at the break 4-1, and went on to record a 5-1 scoreline.Kristy Judd, Kristin Boss, and Pepita Macalister-Knight were the Tri-colours best, whilst Rachel Cleave and Kylie Stewart were Manly’s standouts in a gutsy team performance.The Wollongong Devils capped a fantastic debut season in the Vawdon Cup by downing Cronulla Sharks 2-1 in the clutch game for a 2007 Semi-final berth at 8.10pm at Penrith on Friday night.Even though a close loss by ‘The Young Divas” would have seen them qualify for the finals, it was still a game they needed to win to cement themselves in their own minds as legitimate contenders for the 2007 finals series.The Young Divas, who had several players involved in the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships in Coffs Harbour, justified their decision to skip seeing ‘SuperBad” at the movies and play Touch instead on Friday night by defeating the Sharkies in a game closer than the Olsen twins.Cronulla, who have at times been underachievers in 2007, have been the “heartbreak kids” of the competition – their lack of numbers has translated into inconsistent performances that hurt the team when all the chocolates were on the line. Sharkies fielded a team without 6 regular players again on Friday night, with wingers Susan Smith and Jaqueline Morris playing the entire game without a substitute.The effort was always going to show on the 9-player Sharks compliment.The Young Divas got out to an early lead in the first half courtesy of a Mel Mc Call acting half burst resulting in a touchdown to Nicole “Captain Serro” Beck.Mc Call showed her class again, cutting a swathe through the Sharkies defence from acting half before linking with Amanda Skwarko for a 2-0 lead.Cronulla drove strongly and hit back with a touchdown before half time to leave the contest delicately balanced at 2-1.The punters however, left the grounds feeling short changed with an uneventful second half that saw neither side trouble the scorers.Mc Call, and Rachel “Baby Serro” Beck were Wollongong’s best, whilst Sue Smith and Jess Howe never stopped trying for the Sharkies who played with a lot of heart to contain the dangerous Young Divas who were full of running.Wollongong will now take on the inform Wests Magpies in the Minor Semi-final to attempt to extend their season and their night time curfew for at least another week.In the “bedie bye” clash at 9.00pm, Wests Magpies tuned up for their Finals campaign with a rolling 8-1 victory over a depleted Central Coast Dolphins line-up who were brave again, despite their dwindling player base.Australian Women’s Open World Cup star Stacey Lapham, Jess Lumby, Diane Doan and the inform Sara Hamilton were prominent for the Magpies whilst the under strength Dolphins battled hard until the full-time siren sounded to end a tough season for the Central Coast combination.With all the preliminaries taken care of, it’s time to get down to business with Touch Football fans about to be treated to an absolute smorgasbord of enticing big match fare on the menu with the Vawdon Cup Finals series beginning in earnest this Friday, and continuing with Preliminary Finals Friday week, culminating with the 2007 Vawdon Cup Grand Final on Friday 19 October, 2007.In Men’s Premier League First Semi-final action, Minor Premiers Canterbury will battle against 2006 NSW State Cup champions Wests Magpies at 7.50pm at Bankstown, with the victor winning an automatic passage through to the Vawdon Cup Grand Final on Friday 19 October 2007, whilst the loser will back up Friday week to secure a second crack at a Grand Final appearance.The fleet of foot Hornsby Lions will meet 2006 Premiers the Penrith Panthers at 9.30pm at Bankstown in the Second Semi-final.The winner of this clash lives to fight another Friday night in next week’s Preliminary Final; the loser will be lining up their drinks for “Silly Saturday” and booking their seats on the hill to watch the Grand Final.In Women’s Premier League Finals action, Canterbury Bulldogs and Easts Roosters will both be looking forward to their marquee clash at 7.00pm at Bankstown.Last time the two heavyweights of Women’s Touch met in Round 6 of the Vawdon Cup, inclement weather intervened to force the game into a conservative arm wrestle that demanded a mistake free and measured approach.Observers are tipping a more free flowing game this time with the big guns in either line-up keen to make their mark on the keynote contest.It’ll be standing room only for this one with some of the best players in the Women’s game lining up on either side of the halfway line on Friday.The fierce rivalry between the two great teams of the Vawdon Cup will ensure a fascinating contest that should go right down to the wire.A win secures the Willie Wonka like Golden ticket to the 2007 Grand Final, and both teams will be pulling out all stops to earn the grand final berth and a week’s rest.In the Second semi-final, at 8.40pm at Bankstown, Wests Magpies will take on the Wollongong Devils for the right to extend their season for at least one more week in the Preliminary Final against the loser of the Major Semi-final between Canterbury and Easts.Wests have the personnel to push strongly for the 2007 title, and the Young Divas have nothing but inexperience to lose in what shapes as an intriguing battle.This week’s “Blackest Cat” for the Player of the Round in Men’s Premier League goes to West’s Anthony Ziade who is doubling as the new “Six Million Dollar Man”West’s Coach Paul Sfier was heard to utter the following at Wests training in the early days of Ziade’s rehabilitation from a serious knee injury that required reconstructive surgery to his ACL and included damage to the meniscus and the Medial ligament as well:“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Anthony Ziade will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.”Five months later, Anthony has made remarkable progress to be back in time for the Vawdon Cup finals, and had a great game Friday against Hornsby to mark his return.There is no truth to the rumour Anthony has a bionic eye to see gaps before others see them!The “Go to Girl” for the Player of the Round in the Women’s Premier League division goes to Penrith’s Shannon Hackett, who despite staring down the barrel of a 12-0 result at the hands of a white hot Canterbury line-up, chased Kate Fitzsimmons the length of the field and summoned a huge diving touch to nab her opponent on the scoreline.Great effort from Shannon to exemplify what our game is all about…There is also no truth to the rumour that the thin grass covering on the 5 metre line at the Canterbury scoring end at Penrith was covering over a treadmill track that Fitzsimmons got stuck on enroute to the scoreline…There we go folks, all round games “done and dusted” for the Vawdon Cup in 2007.And then there were four… Get yourself out to Bankstown this Friday night to see all the Semi-final action in all 10 divisions of the Vawdon Cup, remember to book your Finals tickets through Ticketek to avoid disappointment and the cheap seats.Many thanks to all of those who have contributed to the Round 10 wrap, special thanks to all the players, coaches, and officials who are now out of finals contention for all your great work on the field and in supplying information for the wrap this season.It’s finals time so it’s time to up the ante kids, so this week, when in doubt throw the double cut out flick pass.Good luck to all teams for the Finals Series.For all the latest information, draws, and results, please visit the New South Wales Touch Association website: www.nswtouch.com.au
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Marshall football family is mourning a devastating loss this morning. Former Thundering Herd running back Devon Johnson has passed away at 25.Johnson was a standout for Marshall from 2012-15. The cause of his death is not immediately known.Marshall confirmed the news last night.“I am shocked and saddened at the news of Devon Johnson’s passing,” Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said in a statement. “Devon was a force in our program, both literally and figuratively. Whether on the field or off, his impact was immeasurable and he will be missed by so many at Marshall. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.”Johnson’s high school, Richlands High School in Virginia, also paid tribute to him on Twitter.I don’t know how to even begin to out this into words…but we lost one of the greatest Blues to ever grace this earth tonight.Former Richlands, @HerdFB and @Panthers great Devon Johnson has passed away far too early.Please pray for this town.Say hey to #CT32 for us. ? pic.twitter.com/Mw8zdnoA1m— BlueTornadoLive (@BlueTornadoLive) November 6, 2018During his time at Marshall, Johnson set a school-record with 7.8 yards per carry. In 2014, he rushed for 1,767 yards and 17 touchdowns and was named a Doak Walker Award semifinalist and chosen for the First-Team All-Conference USA Team.Our thoughts and prayers are with Devon’s family and friends and the entire Marshall football community.
9 Essential Kayak Fishing Accessories to Get You Started Know Your Knife: A Guide to the Best Steel for Knives Feasting is a column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.A really great meal starts with a few essentials. Quality ingredients and the correct balance of this and that of course matter most. But nothing will take your culinary skills to the next level like having and knowing how to use the proper knives. So when we came across Heartwood Forge, we had to learn more about how their beautiful knives are built. Handmade in Athens, Georgia by artisan Will Manning, he uses recycled materials to craft every single knife from start to finish. We chatted with him to learn more about his process, how he chooses the right materials and the biggest blade he’s ever forged.Heartwood Forge is all about using the by-products of industry to craft handmade knives, and it started when you would straighten nails for your dad to reuse as a kid. Did this begin as a curiosity or was there a real awareness about the importance of recycling, even back then?The nail straightening stemmed from my fathers combination of frugality, belief that young kids should be expected to work and the philosophical ideas behind reuse. So yes, awareness about the importance of recycling has been something I’ve grown up with. You test all the old steel you find in-house then send it to a lab in St. Louis to find out its exact composition. Which types of steel work best for the different kinds of knives you make?One of the best steels I use comes from antique saw blades. Some are composed of 1095 carbon steel and perform well for everything, as it’s a really basic alloy. I mostly use it to make chef’s knives, santokus and sujihikis, long strong builds for all-purpose use. I also have some high nickel alloy that is insanely tough and doesn’t perform well as a super thin chefs knife but makes a heck of a bone-breaking cleaver. A modern steel I’m stoked to have a steady supply of from a central GA lumber mill (it’s crazy but one nail from an old deer stand on a tree can break the usability of the blade for the mill’s purpose, so they pass them to me!) is a Swedish bandsaw proprietary steel that came back from the lab as “unknown.” But based on the chemical composition, properties and shop tests, it is a conglomerate of two well-known alloys, L6 and 15n20. It’s thin though, so there are constraints as to what it can make. It’s great for fillet and paring knives.You also use recycled wood for the handles. What are your favorite kinds of wood to work with and why? I get a wide variety of interesting woods, but I have to say I love working with walnut and cherry. They’re basic woods that are familiar to me. They were around a lot growing up, so I’m familiar with their feels, smells and finishes. You make every knife by forging the metal. Could you explain this process a little further and why it’s the method you use?Actually, not all knives are forged – the bandsaw material is super thin to start with and doesn’t need to be forged. But all other knives are forged, and I do this by applying heat to the steel in a forge and hammering the blade to shape with a hammer and anvil. Forging is my favorite part of making a knife. It’s very meditative and instinctual. It also makes better use of the available material. It’s a forgiving process because instead of removing material and never using it again, it’s rearranged to be used as part of the blade and the handle. People are always amazed when I show them the rectangular shape the knives start out as. For me, forging is a very creative process that relies very much on the feel. Hammering a knife is so very different than drawing a design on paper. It sort of takes on a life on its own. You also do custom work. Do you ever get any outrageous or weird customer requests? Can you remember the knife that took you the longest time to craft?I made a champagne saber for a really good friend’s wedding. It was 16 inches long! He’s a vampire apocalypse kinda guy, so the blade was inscribed with “til death do us part.” His nephew was totally psyched about the fact you get a giant knife when you get married. When caring for your knives, what are some of the most important tips to remember?Number one, keep it dry. Most of the other care instructions are available on the website.To learn more about how Heartwood Forge Knives are made and to see the entire line, visit heartwoodforge.com. 5 Survival Knives That Could Save Your Life 7 Best Hatchets for Camping, Backpacking, and Survival Editors’ Recommendations The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens
zoom Norway-based dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) reported a net loss of USD 68.2 million for the first quarter of 2016, pretty much in line with a net loss of USD 69.3 million for the preceding quarter.Excluding impairment, mark to market loss on interest rate derivatives and other one-off effects, the net loss for Q1 2016 is USD 41.5 million and USD 29.4 million for the preceding quarter.The company said that the deterioration in results was primarily due to the decrease in vessel earnings of USD 13.1 million.Cash and cash equivalents increased by USD 151 million in the first quarter.The main cash movements were the payment of USD 161.7 million for the company’s newbuilding program, USD 48.1 million received from the sale the Front Caribbean, a newbuild delivered in February and the two newbuilding contracts sold in the prior quarter, the net draw down of debt of USD 95 million and the net proceeds from the private placement of USD 205.4 million. In addition, USD 21.6 million was used in operations.In January 2016, the company took delivery of Golden Barnet, Golden Bexley, Golden Scape and Golden Swift, two Capesize and two Newcastlemax dry bulk newbuildings. During the same month GOGL entered into a Capesize revenue sharing agreement with three other owners of Capesize vessels.In March 2016, Golden Ocean postponed delivery of two Capesize newbuildings from the first quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2016. The dry bulk owner and operator said that it was working consistently to further postpone delivery of the remaining newbuildings as one of its main priorities.“Following the successful refinancing and equity issue in February, Golden Ocean has secured a strong cash position to weather the bad market currently being experienced,” the company said.“The market has shown some improvement so far in the second quarter relative to the extremely low levels observed in the first quarter. This should lead to an improved operating result in the second quarter of 2016.”However, rates are still below the company’s current cash break even rates of USD 10,500 per day for Capesize vessels and less than USD 7,000 per day for the smaller sizes.As of March 31, 2016, GOGL had thirteen vessels under construction to be delivered by 2017, of which one has been sold for USD 46.2 million and will be delivered to the new owners on delivery from the yard in 2016.The company’s outstanding commitments for its thirteen newbuildings amount to USD 413.8 million.
Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse, today, Feb. 1, requested an independent review of Braemore Homes Corporation. The province decided a program and operational review was needed after it investigated a case of abuse at the Sydney facility. “We can only imagine how terrible this ordeal has been for the young man and his family,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “Government has a responsibility to look after our most vulnerable people, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We will not tolerate abuse of any kind. We want to be sure we fully understand how and why this happened.” The review, by an independent party, will be presented to the department this spring. The full extent of the review has not been determined, but will include programs and services offered, operations and staff training. “Our investigation determined that this happened, and now we want to understand why this happened,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “I look forward to getting the process underway as soon as possible and to hear the recommendations in the months to come. “We will work with Braemore to ensure residents are safe and that they, and staff, are getting the support they need.” Information on government action to improve services for persons with disabilities is available at www.gov.ns.ca/coms .
Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to experience the mystique of one of the province’s most unique ships, the CSS Acadia, during its 100th birthday celebrations. Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra was joined by staff at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and guests today, May 8, to announce the vessel’s anniversary summer events. “Nova Scotians are proud of our marine heritage, our continuing role in exploring and mapping the oceans, and the development of innovative research and technology,” said Mr. Preyra. “CSS Acadia was the first vessel specifically designed and built to survey Canada’s northern waters, and her career took her from the dangerous, ice-filled, waters of Hudson’s Bay to Nova Scotia’s South Shore. “I thank former crew members, staff at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and all of our partners who have helped share the tremendous story of Nova Scotia’s Grand Old Lady.” CSS Acadia is the largest artifact at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Designed by Ottawa Naval Architect R.L. Newman, it was launched in Newcastle in 1913 as a Canadian Hydrographic Survey vessel. It worked for 56 years as a survey and research ship and is the only vessel still in existence that served Canada in both world wars. “The Acadia’s endurance is as a result of a special bond between steel and the men who designed and built her and served aboard,” said Rod Desborough, who spent more than 12 months as a member of the CSS Acadia’s crew. “Her crew, officers and staff all deserve our recognition by ensuring the Acadia is preserved well into her second 100 years. “In the words of Chief Officer Dingee in 1983, she absorbed us into her soul.” The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will host an open house aboard the CSS Acadia on July 8, and open a new exhibit, CSS Acadia: 100 Years Exhibition, on Aug. 3. A crew reunion and homecoming is scheduled for Natal Day Weekend, and some of the museum’s Tuesday Night Talks in the fall will focus on the vessel’s story. To learn more about the CSS Acadia and events, go to museum.gov.ns.ca/mmanew/ .
Hong Kong: Police fired tear gas late Sunday afternoon to try to disperse a demonstration in Hong Kong as protesters took over streets in two parts of the Asian financial capital, blocking traffic and setting up another night of likely showdowns with riot police. Protesters hurled bricks at officers and ignored warnings to leave the Sham Shui Po area before tear gas was deployed, police said, calling the march an “unauthorized assembly.” Nearby, protesters wearing gas masks gathered outside a police station in Cheung Sha Wan, as officers wearing their own protective gear looked down at them from a tall wall around the station. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAcross Victoria Harbour, a large group of mostly young protesters marched down the middle of Hennessey Road, a main shopping drag in the Causeway Bay area, as a rally was held in nearby Victoria Park. Many wore face masks to shield their identities, and a few had helmets. Others just carried backpacks over the black T-shirts that have become their uniform. “We hope the world knows that Hong Kong is not the Hong Kong it used to be,” said one protester, Louisa Ho. “China is doing more and more to pressure Hong Kong, its people and its organizations.” Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsHong Kong has seen nine weeks of protests with no end in sight. The movement’s demands include the resignation of the city’s leader, democratic elections, the release of those arrested in earlier protests and an investigation into police use of force against the protesters Banners at the rally in Victoria Park read “Give Hong Kong back to us” and “Withdraw the evil law,” the latter a reference to an extradition bill that was the original spark for the protests. A large crowd sat under umbrellas, which are both a protest symbol in Hong Kong and protection from the summer heat. Hannah Yu, an organizer, said the protest would provide a platform for people to rally peacefully. In what has become an established pattern, groups of protesters have taken over streets or besieged government buildings after largely peaceful marches and rallies earlier in the day. “There will still be citizens going out on the streets to protest, but we cannot control them and we do not have the authority to control them,” Yu said. Police permitted the rally in Victoria Park but denied a request by organizers to also have a march in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island. Police also denied permission for the march in Kowloon, but protesters went ahead anyway.
It’s shaping up to be another soggy day in Ontario’s cottage country.Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Bracebridge, Huntsville and other communities north of Toronto that have already been battling rising waters for the past week.The national weather service is predicting up to 40 millimetres of rain in some areas by Thursday morning.It comes as several communities in the region remain under states of emergency, including Bracebridge, Huntsville and Minden Hills.The Town of Bracebridge says in a statement that another 60 Canadian Armed Forces reservists will be deployed to the area, to add to the 100 who are already assisting with flood relief efforts.Meantime, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has issued a shoreline hazard warning for Lake Ontario, urging people in the city to use caution along the waterfront. The Canadian Press
OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – With the federal election about a month away, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in damage control mode on Thursday, as he grapples with the fallout from multiple bombshell reports showing him in brown and blackface.But what impact, if any, would racist images — dating back to as early as the 1990s — have on the outcome of the Oct. 21 vote? Prior to news of a third instance of Trudeau shown with racist makeup on, one expert said it likely wouldn’t do much damage to the Liberal campaign.“Whatever you think of this, this is a diversion for a day and a half from the Liberal message, and unnecessary,” explained Allan Bonner, a crisis manager and former adviser to a number of premiers. However, a new video emerging just feeds into the Conservative narrative that Trudeau isn’t as advertised, Bonner said.“The fact that more events are coming forward in different formats, i.e. still picture and video, keeps the story alive for awhile,” he added.Many people fired back at Trudeau’s Wednesday apology, with one Twitter user saying: “KISS wore makeup, you were in blackface.”KISS wore makeup, you were in blackface.— RC (@Renaudc67) September 19, 2019Dr. Annette Henry, a race relations expert at the University of British Columbia, says Trudeau saying sorry is not good enough.“For me, what he has portrayed himself to be and what he is are quite different, in that he really doesn’t understand issues of race and culture as much as he has said,” she says.“He’s gone to school, he has a good education – he should know better,” Henry says. “His conscience should have pricked him. He should know better that this is inappropriate. Everyone in that photo is complicit.”She adds while it is a good thing that he apologized, it could have been stronger. He repeated himself and kept to the party line.“He just seemed like he’s unconscious of these issues. I mean, even going to India with his family and dressing up in Indian garb – I just said, what is he thinking?Meantime, some voters around Vancouver didn’t appear to be too bothered by the news.“I don’t really care about what he did in the past. We should focus on what’s happening now,” one person said.“He wasn’t the prime minister at that time, so for me, he was young,” another added. “As everyone, when you’re young, you’re a bit stupid.”On how Trudeau and the Liberal Party handled the crisis prior to Thursday morning, Bonner said they followed protocol.“The tradition is you do abjectly apologize quickly,” he said . “The only person to get away with not doing that who comes to my mind is Senator John McCain who kind of slough off his controversial pastor a couple of elections ago. But that’s what you have to do, that’s the normal thing in crisis management, unless it is subsequently revealed that you didn’t actually do what you’re being accused of.”Trudeau has been blasted online and in traditional media for his decision to wear brownface at the “Arabian Nights”-themed party at a Vancouver private school, where he once taught.At this point, pollsters say it’s going to take a couple of days until we know if there’s any lasting damage to the Liberals’ re-election prospects.–With files from Martin MacMahon, Jamie Pulfer, Sonia Aslam, Alison Bailey and The Canadian Press
Rabat – Young Moroccan Yassin Lachhab won on Friday the title of the 10th edition of Munshid Al Sharjah competition, which was held in the United Arab Emirates.The competition, which drew to a close on December 22, saw the participation of dozen contestants from many Muslim countries, including Jordan, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia.Only six nasheed (religious chant) singers were able to qualify to the final. The competition’s closure was in favor of Morocco. Lachhab mesmerized the competition’s jury committee with his charming voice and clinched the title of the 10th edition of the competition. The Moroccan star was qualified for the final on December 14. The competition was organized by Sharjah Media Foundation. The Jury committee included, Tunisian iconic singer, Lotfi Bouchnak and Emirati Munshids Oussama Safi and Ahmed Bou Khater.Lachhab was rewarded with a AED 150,000 prize and a luxury car, while Saleh El Khalayla, second winner from Jordan received a prize of AED 100,000. Youssef Mahmoud, Egyptian third winner received AED 75,000, reported Emirati news outlet Sharjah24.“Munshid Al SHarjah has opened the dream road at its widest for me,” said Lachhab. He added that this win was an honor for him and his country. “I would like to thank King Mohammed VI and my family and Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, the sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah for his efforts to preserve art and creativity.”The final ceremony was marked by the presence of the world renowned artist, Maher Zain.One-hundred and fifty five people from across the world voted for the participants in its 10th season .
In an interview published on MONUC’s website, Gustavo Gonzalez, operation coordinator for the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said that in Ituri, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) process unfolded in three phases: during the first, 15,941 fighters were demobilized, there were 6,728 fighters in the second, and in the latest, 1,795 of those who were “more recalcitrant.” The Ituri total represents about one quarter of the total demobilized soldiers in the DRC, he said. He said the process could be fully evaluated only after the reinsertion phase, when the former fighters will have been reintegrated in their communities and “the whole population of the Ituri will be able to sleep in peace knowing that it will not be pillaged or robbed at any moment.” But he said that “with the surrender of the last commanders-in-chief, the problem of the fighters is resolved today in Ituri.” At the same time, he cautioned that “without concrete measures to fight poverty, without offering alternate means to the weapon usage, and without restoring the authority of the State,” there is a risk that the cycle of conflict will be repeated. Mr. Gonzalez said poverty is a key cause of conflict in Ituri, where there are more than 170,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and about 700,000 returnees seeking jobs. The area also has a history of inter-ethnic tension and has been subject to cross-border rebel activity. The DDR programme alone cannot resolve the militia problem in Ituri, he stressed, calling for measures to deal with the illegal trade in light weapons and the illegal exploitation of natural resources. “DDR is only one chapter in a global process of conflict resolution, in which the fight against poverty, justice and security sector reforms are also equally important,” he said. The rehabilitation phase, he cautioned, is more complex and more sensitive. UNDP, along with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), is supporting a new approach to the process. Instead of paying subsidies to demobilized soldiers – a practice that could cause security problems – the initiative involves mobilizing them in the service of reconstructing communities affected by the war. “This proved to be a tremendous tool of reinsertion and of reconciliation,” Mr. Gonzalez said of the three-month service during which demobilized soldiers work with other members of the community. At the end of the process, they receive support in a chosen trade, the tools needed for work and financing to start up a community project. 8 November 2007Disarmament in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Ituri province is proceeding apace but more steps are needed to foster lasting stability in the area, which has a history of ethnic tensions and cross-border rebel activity, a United Nations official said today.
WASHINGTON — The dispute-resolution tool that consumed so much energy during NAFTA talks with the United States has a middling record of defending Canadian exporters, a new think-tank report says — raising questions about what the federal government gave up to preserve it.Chapter 19, as the 30-year-old mechanism is known, provided Canada a degree of relief in only 12 out of 54 complaints filed against the U.S. since 1994 — the last one 15 years ago, says the report, to be released Tuesday by the left-wing Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.And when it comes to Canada’s most significant current irritant — U.S. President Donald Trump’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum exports — it’s been no help at all, said Scott Sinclair, the report’s author.“I think Canada got caught up in the symbolism of preserving the Chapter 19 panel reviews, and its record of success for Canadian exporters has been pretty modest, and that’s diminished over time,” Sinclair said in an interview.While the way the U.S. applies its trade remedy laws may have been top of mind during the heady days of softwood lumber disputes in the 1980s and 1990s, the clear and present danger now is Section 232, which allows the president to use national security as justification for tariffs.“We’ve moved into a new phase, these ‘national security’ safeguards. NAFTA Chapter 19 doesn’t provide any protection against those whatsoever,” Sinclair said.“It may be that Canada could have used its leverage, which I think was pretty strong at the very end of the negotiations, to get a better resolution on the current major threat, which is those safeguards.”The federal Liberal government has long defended its Chapter 19 commitment as more important than ever, considering “we have a president who doesn’t always follow the rules as they’re laid out,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told an Edmonton radio station last month.But talks to get Trump’s tariffs lifted, as well as to mitigate his threat of a crippling 25 per cent tariff on autos, have so far yielded no success.Despite recent media reports suggesting a deal was close, insiders say otherwise — especially since the U.S. is trying to get Canada to agree to export quotas, something Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland made clear last week is a non-starter.“It’s not as far along as people are letting on,” said Dan Ujczo, a specialist in international trade with the Ohio-based law firm Dickinson Wright. “I do think Canada has a problem with quotas, but I don’t know how you get around it without them.”There’s little motivation right now for the U.S. to resolve the problem quickly.Despite the fact it remains a popular talking point in Canada, the U.S. has largely moved on from North American trade, focusing instead on the looming Nov. 6 midterms, as well as the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi Arabia and the march of some 5,000 South American migrants towards the Mexico-U.S. border.That latter issue has seized the attention of the White House, giving the anti-immigration president a whole lot of red meat to galvanize his political supporters.“The assault on our country at our southern border, including the criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as president, than trade or the USMCA,” Trump tweeted last week.Then, on Monday, he promised to “begin cutting off, or substantially reducing,” foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for what he characterized as their failure to keep the so-called “caravan” of migrants at bay.All of which makes clear — if it wasn’t already — that it can be difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate and protect against the unpredictable whims of America’s famously capricious commander-in-chief.“It’s hard to know for sure, but I wonder if Canada had pushed harder on the safeguards issue, or some of the intellectual property issues or on supply management, and yielded some ground on NAFTA Chapter 19, whether we could have had a better outcome,” Sinclair said.“It has benefited some Canadian exporters, but it’s overrated in terms of its ability to constrain outbursts of U.S. protectionism.”
Harmony Gold Mining Co reports encouraging exploration results at its 100% owned, South African Kalgold open pit operation in the North West Province, approximately 55 km southwest of Mahikeng. “Our exploration strategy targets highly prospective, underexplored terrains and mining districts to discover and develop gold deposits. The results from the exploration drilling at Kalgold – a safe and low risk open pit mine – outline an expanded, robust mineralised system that extends beyond the current resource limits. Resource development drilling underway has outlined a mineralised zone that now comprises over 2.1 km of strike and extends to in excess of 300 m below surface. The intersections show good continuity of geology and mineralisation and presents an exciting organic growth opportunity for Harmony”, said Peter Steenkamp, CEO of Harmony.An updated mineral resource estimate will be prepared incorporating the exploration data and will form the basis of prefeasibility studies planned for 2019. The updated mineral resources for Kalgold will be released as part of our annual reporting for FY18.The mineralisation outlined in the drilling is hosted in a banded iron formation (BIF) which is an extension of the same structural-geological setting of the known deposits at D Zone, A Zone, Watertank and Windmill open pits.New mineralised zones defined outside of the current resource limit include strike extensions north of the current Watertank open pit; significant drill intercepts in the “Pillar” zone that separates the A Zone and Watertank pits; new areas of mineralisation in the Western Limb BIF at depth and along strike to the south of A Zone; and a new zone of mineralisation developing subparallel with the Watertank lodes at Spanover Border prospectDrill intercepts from within the current resource limit demonstrate good grade continuity. Higher-grade zones of mineralisation with in excess of 2.0 g/t Au occur associated with shallow, north plunging, crosscutting quartz veins which are developed along the main line of lode.Harmony commenced a brownfield drill campaign at the project in October 2017 to test the potential to merge the separate pit areas into a major mineralised system and to test the strike extensions of the mineralised zone towards the north and south of the existing open pits. In particular, to develop a resource base that would support studies towards increased mining and processing rates at the open pit operation. Some 16,400 m of diamond and RC drilling has since been completed, results of which form the basis of this news release.The resource growth outlook is positive. The system is open-ended along strike and remains open at depth. To the north under the cover of Kalahari sand, reconnaissance drill sections highlight potential to extend the mineralisation over an additional 1km of strike. Potential for sub-parallel repeat lodes at the Spanover Border and Windmill prospect areas is evident. Drilling continues onsite with three drill rigs.
Not that we ever do this ourselves, you understand. (Facebook)EVER SNOOP OTHER people’s Facebook likes? Ever feel like maybe they tell you something about a person?Well, you’re not wrong. Researchers in the US analysed the Facebook profiles of 58,000 volunteers and matched their likes against their personal traits.They found that you could tell the difference between gay and straight men in 95 per cent of cases based on their Facebook likes; black people and white people in 88 per cent; and US political allegiance in 85 per cent.So what do your likes say about you? You can see the full document here – but we’ve got a sample for you:People with lots of friends tend to like:BiologyHillaryJennifer LopezPaid In FullThe Dollar You Are Holding Could’ve Been In A Stripper’s Butt CrackPeople with few friends tend to like:The Dark KnightHoney, Where Is My SupersuitMinecraftIron MaidenWalking With Your Friend & Randomly Pushing Them Into Someone/SomethingPeople with a high IQ tend to like:ThunderstormsMorgan Freemans VoiceLord Of The RingsTo Kill A MockingbirdScienceCurly FriesPeople with a low IQ tend to like: Tyler PerryBret MichaelsI Love Being A MomHarley DavidsonMen tend to like:Modern Warfare 2Band Of BrothersStarcraftBruce LeeWomen tend to like:Gillette VenusShoedazzleProud To Be A MomCovergirlPeople who drink tend to like:Watching Karma Bite The Person You Hate Right In The AssDear Liver Thanks You’re A ChampTrying To Figure Out If Its A Cop CarMeeting Someone Who Is Also Drunk And Immediately Becoming Best FriendsTattoo LoversPeople who don’t drink tend to like:When I’m Home Alone And I Hear A Noise I Freeze And Listen For AgesNot Finishing A Sentence Because Your Laughing Too Hard About The Ending I Like Watching Raindrops Race Across My Window And Silently Cheer For ThemGay men tend to like:Kathy GriffinHuman Rights CampaignMac CosmeticsEllen DeGeneresStraight men tend to like:WWEWu-Tang ClanBruce LeeBeing Confused After Waking Up From Naps28 students suspended for ‘Liking’ explicit post about teacher>Has Ireland accidentally given ‘fraping’ to the world?>
Toujours des spéculations autour du dock de l’iPhone 5Les rumeurs vont bon train quant au futur connecteur mini-dock de l’iPhone, qui pourrait aussi être compatible avec le micro-USB pour coller à la réglementation européenne.Si on n’apprécie généralement pas trop du côté de chez Apple de se voir imposer des standards, la marque à la pomme ne peut quand même pas éviter quelques règles à respecter. Celle de la législation européenne par exemple, qui prévoit que n’importe quel smartphone arrivant sur le marché puisse être rechargé avec des connecteurs micro-USB… Si les rumeurs ont fait état d’un remplacement du dock en vigueur depuis désormais 10 ans, un connecteur Dock 30 pin, par un connecteur Dock 19 pin plus petit, la question de la compatibilité avec le micro-USB n’avait jusqu’ici pas été soulevée. Le site italien MelaBlog y a en partie répondu en dévoilant une photo inédite de l’appareil.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Sur cette image, on voit la présence d’un connecteur “mécaniquement et électroniquement” compatible avec le micro-USB, permettant ainsi de recharger son iPhone 5 avec n’importe quel chargeur micro-USB, comme celui du Samsung Galaxy S3 par exemple. Reste encore la question de la compatibilité avec les nombreux accessoires vendus pour un format de Dock 30 pin. Faudra-t-il “tout racheter” comme le suggérait ironiquement la marionnette de Steve Jobs aux Guignols de l’Info ? Il semble que non puisqu’Apple vendrait l’iPhone 5 muni d’un adaptateur du 19 pin au 30 pin, permettant ainsi son utilisation avec des enceintes prévues pour le 30 pin. La firme de Cupertino aurait ainsi prévu de positionner son entrée jack en bas de l’iPhone 5 pour que cet adaptateur soit à la fois muni de la prise jack et du nouveau connecteur.Cette rumeur du mini-connecteur, cette fois imagée, ne date pas d’hier mais du mois de mars dernier. C’était, à l’époque, le site iMore qui avait lancée l’information comme quoi Apple modifierait son futur produit star, qu’il s’agisse de l’alimentation ou au niveau de la batterie.Pour le reste, les rumeurs vont toujours bon train concernant l’écran 4 pouces avec technologie In cell, le fait qu’il soit moins épais, le capteur photo amélioré et même la présence d’une optique avec objectifs interchangeables.Le 25 juin 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambert
Un somptueux collier découvert dans une tombe égyptienneQui a dit que les momies n’étaient pas élégantes ? Des archéologues viennent de découvrir un collier brisé dans un tombeau égyptien, à Louxor (anciennement Thèbes). Il ont pu reconstituer le bijou et se sont aperçus que les couleurs étaient pratiquement les mêmes qu’à l’origine. Les habitants de l’Égypte Ancienne étaient connus pour leurs parures magnifiques. Pour la plupart, ils portaient des colliers, appelés “wesekhs”, faits de perles. Mais il semblerait que les morts aussi avaient droit à de somptueux bijoux. C’est ce que suggère la découverte réalisée par des chercheurs américains dans une tombe égyptienne. A l’intérieur de la sépulture, ils ont retrouvé un collier peint élaboré à partir de différents matériaux et notamment une sorte de carton plâtré. D’après les archéologues, il devait être porté par le défunt après la mort.Des couleurs intactesDatant d’il y a plus de 2.300 ans et découvert à Louxor, le collier porte une large palette de couleurs, de dessins, d’images qui révèlent des éléments de la religion de l’Égypte Ancienne. Le dieu Horus est représenté par deux faucons portant des disques rouges en guise de couronne, situés dans les coins supérieurs du bijou. Au centre, un oiseau à tête oiseau, appelé oiseau “Ba”, représente l’âme immortelle de la momie. Juste en dessous, un sanctuaire doré est occupé par deux déesses, probablement les deux soeurs Isis et Nephtys, souvent représentées dans les tombes pour leur rôle de protectrice de la momie. Sur le collier, elles semblent faire face à une autre divinité, qui pourrait être Anubis, patron des embaumeurs à la tête de chacal. Sur le bas du collier, des lotus en fleur s’épanouissent, symbole de la mort et de la vie après la mort. Mais, le plus impressionnant reste, très certainement, les couleurs de ce collier. Sur 22 cm de haut et 42 cm de large, la plupart des couleurs sont intactes. Le jaune, le rouge et le vert sont facilement identifiables. Ce qui signifie que la tombe a préservé des couleurs réalisées il y a plus de 2.000 ans.Un tombeau à usages multiplesLa tombe dans laquelle le collier a été découvert est, en fait, un lieu chargée d’une histoire assez complexe. Elle a été construite, à l’origine, il y a 3.300 ans, pour un majordome nommé Parennefer, qui avait servi le pharaon Akhénaton. Plus tard, Amenemipet, un membre de la cour pharaonique, a fait creuser sa propre tombe, dans une sorte de cour située devant celle du majordome. Au cours des siècles, de nombreux individus, dont le nombre est encore inconnu, sont venus rejoindre le majordome après la mort. L’un d’entre eux y a ainsi été enterré il y a 2.300 ans avec un collier coloré. Réputée pour ses nécropoles et ses temples funéraires, la ville de Thèbes est connue pour la réutilisation de ses tombeaux. “Je pense que c’était plus économique d’utiliser d’anciennes tombes plutôt que d’en creuser une nouvelle”, estime Susan Redford de la Penn State University. La scientifique et son équipe ont découvert des centaines de fragments du collier entre 2000 et 2002. C’est Rupert Nesbitt, l’artiste de l’équipe qui a soigneusement recollé les morceaux. Il a également reconstitué de nombreux autres ornements de momies. “La taille des morceaux pouvait varier de la taille de la paume à celle d’un centime. C’était un puzzle géant”, ajoute-elle à LiveScience. “Les tombes égyptiennes et les temples étaient des endroits très colorés”, explique la scientifique. Toutefois, la tombe, abritant plusieurs personnes, a été visitées par de nombreux pilleurs dans l’Égypte Ancienne et Moderne et a même été utilisée pour enterrer des animaux. Par conséquent, personne ne sait avec certitude à qui appartenait ce collier.Le collier d’un croque-mort ?En effet, le momie qui portait ce collier n’existe plus et aucun de ses restes n’a été retrouvé dans la tombe. Néanmoins, un sceau en argile portant une inscription a été découvert, juste à côté du collier. Ce dernier maintenait probablement les liens d’un rouleau de papyrus. Alors que celui-ci est, en grande partie, détruit, l’inscription du sceau précise qu’il est destiné à un homme, baptisé “Padihorwer”. Son titre était également écrit et le désignait comme “embaumeur, scribe et prophète du désert de Qus”, ce dernier étant situé au nord de Thèbes. D’anciens registres ont, par ailleurs, survécu au passage des siècles. Ils ont ainsi révélé qu’un “homme de Qus” avait été enterré à Thèbes à la même période que la création du collier, précise Susan Redford. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Plus concrètement, Padihorwer était probablement un croque-mort, une profession qui pouvait apporter une certaine aisance financière. “Il est un peu au-dessus de l’ouvrier classique de la nécropole, au niveau financier”, détaille la scientifique. À noter que, dans l’Égypte Ancienne, les croques-morts s’occupaient de l’embaumement et de l’enterrement et étaient payés par les familles. C’était une véritable affaire économique. “Nous pensons qu’ils formaient une sorte de corporation. Leur travail se rapprochait beaucoup de celui des croques-morts modernes”, selon elle. Si le collier appartenait bien à Padihorwer, cela suggère que son entreprise prospérait et qu’il était assez aisé au moment de sa mort. (crédits photo : Susan Redford) Le 7 novembre 2013 à 09:56 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, Turks and Caicos – December 4, 2017 – Multiple fires were set at the Grand Turk Landfill and now officials and the managers of the site are struggling to contain the blazes. Turks and Caicos Environmental Management or TCEM issued a statement to say they suspect it is arson which caused the fires noticed around 3am Monday.TCEM said, “This extremely unfortunate incident appears to be the result of intentional arson at the site, set at various points on the landfill in order to inflict maximum harm. An investigation is underway as to the cause of this fire.”Residents we spoke to on Monday night say there is still smoke blanketing the Capital; they believe someone was trying to control mosquitoes and other pests which might be coming from the dump. There has been no statement from anyone about the fire – not from Police, Fire Department or Health.TCEM explained that the security on duty coordinated with the airport fire service for a rapid response and emergency protocols for landfill fire management are being followed and the fire is being contained.Additional mitigation will be ongoing until the fire is completely extinguished.”This is not the first time arson has been suspected at the landfill; no one was caught the last time either for setting the blaze.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police arrested 11 drivers at a drunk driving checkpoint in Downtown San Diego’s East Village this weekend.The checkpoint was conducted between 11 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday on G Street at 14th Street by officers from the San Diego and Chula Vista police departments, San Diego Police Officer Mark McCullough said.A total of 1,800 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint. Just over 700 of those vehicles were screened.Police pulled 14 drivers aside for evaluation, and 11 drivers were ultimately arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, McCullough said. An additional driver was given a citation for driving a car without a valid license. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents Updated: 3:23 PM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 30, 2019 FacebookTwitter March 30, 2019 Eleven people arrested in East Village at DUI checkpoint
Let’s all get together soon before it’s too late.Forget about the past and let your feelings fade away.If you do I’m sure you’ll see the end is not yet near.Where do we go from here?I was thinking about the Web and what it means to newspapers when this Chicago song popped into my head.It wasn’t one of Chicago’s (earlier known as CTA) bigger hits. In fact, it was on the “B” side of an album they released in 1970.But it always stuck with me because I felt it to be profound.Today, The Columbian and most other newspapers are trying to figure out what to do with our websites. Like almost all newspaper websites, they don’t even come close to paying their way. Essentially, newspaper websites follow no logical business model. They bring in far less cash than it takes to produce them. Truth is, they exist only because they are being heavily supported by the print newspaper.Still, it’s the future. So, most newspapers are willing to lose money on the operation with the hope that a viable business model shows up.With all that in mind, I spoke to Libby Clark, our Web editor. She is a very bright, dedicated and passionate leader of our website and its content.And content is key. No one argues this point. Content is king. Without it, all those accountants and administrative assistants and human resource folks and newspaper attorneys — important to be sure — are out of work.
Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Genting Malaysia enjoys improved 2Q19 showing on better luck at Resorts World Genting His appointment comes less than three months after he was appointed Deputy CEO of Malaysian-listed Genting Bhd, Genting Malaysia Bhd and Genting Plantations Bhd in what appears to be a clear indication of the company’s long-term succession plan.Lim Kok Thay, ranked number four on Inside Asian Gaming’s 2018 Asian Gaming Power 50 list, is himself the son of Genting founder Lim Goh Tong who passed away in October 2007.News of Lim Keong Hui’s latest appointment comes as Genting HK released its FY18 financial results, which saw losses narrow to US$213.3 million from a loss of US$244.3 million in 2017.Total revenue for the year grew 34.5% to US$1.60 billion, primarily due to the first full year of operations of its two Dream Class cruise ships following deployment of World Dream.Genting HK’s share of profit from joint ventures soared from US$1.3 million to US$13.5 million, “mainly due to higher contribution from Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. which recognized higher non-operating income in 2018,” it said. RelatedPosts Genting Hong Kong – Genting Group’s casino cruise ship arm and joint venture partner in Philippines IR Resorts World Manila – has appointed Lim Keong Hui as Deputy CEO.The 34-year-old son of Genting Group Chairman and CEO Lim Kok Thay will serve as Deputy CEO for an initial term of three years and be entitled to a director’s fee of US$50,000 for the year ended 31 December 2018. Lim is also a substantial shareholder in Genting HK, with deemed interests of more than 6 billion shares. Load More 300-seat cap revealed for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner at Galaxy Macau