It will streamline training programmes delivered by the JDF’s five Centres of Excellence. The Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) training capabilities have been boosted with the establishment of its Directorate of Training and Doctrine. Story Highlights Developed with support from the Government of Canada’s Military Training and Cooperation Programme (MTCP), the facility, is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and a lecture theatre. The Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) training capabilities have been boosted with the establishment of its Directorate of Training and Doctrine.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, formally opened the facility located at the JDF headquarters at Up Park Camp, Kingston, on June 14.Developed with support from the Government of Canada’s Military Training and Cooperation Programme (MTCP), the facility, is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and a lecture theatre.The Directorate will serve as the repository of information and standards across the JDF and regional militaries utilising the local training facility.It will streamline training programmes delivered by the JDF’s five Centres of Excellence.These are the Caribbean Military Aviation School at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston; Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre at the JDF Coast Guard base in Port Royal; Technical Training Institute at Up Park Camp; Military Training Wing in Newcastle, St. Andrew; and Caribbean Junior Command and Staff College in Moneague, St. Ann.The Prime Minister, in his remarks, lauded the JDF’s exemplary leadership and support personnel, and thanked the Canadian Government “for having the confidence to continue to invest in Jamaica”.“The progress in this partnership that this centre represents will see not only the ongoing development of our international partnerships but also serve to enhance the Government’s efforts to positively impact the nation’s youth as we strive to continue in our growth and development efforts,” he said.Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Sylvain Fabí, said the establishment of the Directorate is a milestone in the security relationship between Jamaica and Canada.He said he anticipated further strengthening of cooperation among the countries in this area.Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade, for his part, said the Directorate represents a continuation of Canada’s support to building the capacity of the JDF, and to enhance the force’s ability to deliver training.
zoom Greek ship manager Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc, has exercised an option for construction of two Suezmax tankers at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Samho Industries.The order was confirmed to World Maritime News by the company’s spokesperson and relates to a 158,580 dwt tanker duo, slated for delivery in 2017.The latest order brings the company’s orderbook to eleven newbuildings, reaching a total capacity of over one million tons deadweight.These include two Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), three Suezmax tankers, four Aframax product carriers, and two Aframax crude carriers.Out of this orderbook, nine vessels are expected to join Thenamaris’ fleet in 2017, one in 2016 and one in 2018.Thenamaris manages tankers, containerships and bulk carriers that carry approximately 45 million tons of cargo a year, covering routes in the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, West Africa, the Americas, the Middle Eastern Gulf and the Far East.The average age of the managed fleet is around 8 years, with an overall capacity of over five and a half million tons deadweight.World Maritime News Staff
People out for an evening in downtown Halifax will have another option for overnight winter parking. The Waterfront Development Corporation (WDCL) is launching Park After Dark, offering a flat overnight rate of $6 from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., at its four pay-and-display lots on Lower Water Street. The pilot project runs Friday, Jan. 22 to March 12. “The waterfront and downtown core offer wonderful experiences year-round,” said Colin MacLean, president and CEO of WDCL. “This gives people another tool when they are planning to enjoy these areas in the winter.” The idea evolved from a meeting with Halifax Regional Municipality councillor Dawn Sloane and Brian Doherty, owner of the Old Triangle in Halifax. “It’s an option for people who come out for the evening or who have overnight guests and live downtown,” said Ms. Sloane. “We encourage people to look at other types of transportation, but it’s important to have choices.” “Visitors and locals come out to dine, take in a show or music and don’t want to watch the clock,” said Mr. Doherty. “WDCL was open to our thoughts on alternatives; this will be good for all of our downtown businesses and is also an option for staff working past 1 a.m.” The rate will be available at Cable Wharf (1751 Lower Water St.), Queen’s Landing (1707), Foundation Place (1549) and Salter (1521). Parkers can still choose the $3-an-hour option for shorter visits. “Downtown is a vibrant setting that does not shut down at night,” said Paul MacKinnon, executive director, Downtown Halifax Business Commission. “We acknowledge that the winter weather brings challenges for parking, and we applaud WDCL for taking this initiative to provide a place where our customers can park.” WDCL reinvests parking revenue from those properties into waterfront projects, events and infrastructure for the public’s enjoyment. WDCL is a provincial Crown corporation that develops ideas, infrastructure, and experiences that stimulate business investment and community pride. The corporation oversees lands surrounding Halifax Harbour and other lands designated by the province.
Mr. Michel has met Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, President Emile Lahoud and Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri, as well as other parliamentarians and political figures since arriving in Beirut on Tuesday, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters today.All of Mr. Michel’s interlocutors have expressed their support for the tribunal’s establishment, Ms. Montas said, adding that the Legal Counsel has stressed in the meetings that it is in the interest of all to have the tribunal set up within Lebanon’s constitutional process.Mr. Michel was dispatched to Beirut by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to offer legal assistance to the Lebanese as they work towards parliamentary ratification of the agreement on setting up the tribunal. Such ratification is necessary for the tribunal to enter into force.Mr. Ban said last week that he hoped Mr. Michel’s trip would help to “clarify all concerns or apprehensions” that might exist about the tribunal. Lebanon’s parliamentary forces have been deadlocked on the issue and there has been no vote yet on ratification.Mr. Michel, who is also Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, is scheduled to hold further meetings in Beirut tomorrow.The planned tribunal will be of “an international character” to deal with the assassination of Mr. Hariri, who was killed along with 22 others in a massive car bombing in downtown Beirut in February 2005.Once it is formally established, it will be up to the tribunal to determine whether other political killings in Lebanon since October 2004 were connected to Mr. Hariri’s assassination and could therefore be dealt with by the tribunal.In April 2005 the Security Council set up the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) after an earlier UN mission found that Lebanon’s own inquiry into the Hariri assassination was seriously flawed and that Syria was primarily responsible for the political tensions that preceded the attack. Its mandate runs out next year.Serge Brammertz, the current head of the IIIC, told the Council last September that evidence obtained so far suggests that a young, male suicide bomber, probably non-Lebanese, detonated up to 1,800 kilograms of explosives inside a van to assassinate Mr. Hariri. 19 April 2007The United Nations Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel has held talks with Lebanon’s key Government and parliamentary leaders as he continues his visit to try to help the country’s political forces end their impasse and establish a tribunal to try the alleged killers of former prime minister Rafik Hariri.
18 July 2011Scientists from around the world gathered in Geneva today for the opening of a meeting of the United Nations-backed international organization aimed at regulating trade in endangered species. This year’s conference will focus on fish, and reptile leathers, according to the organizers, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).CITES said around 200 scientists from some of its 175 member states, as well as intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), would discuss reports on such topics as the trade in sharks and the implementation of shark protective programmes, the efforts to control sturgeon stocks in Caspian range States and the use of reptile skins for fine leather products. CITES is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. It is administered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva.
Foreigners bought $10.2 billion in Canadian securities in April by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 18, 2012 9:13 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says non-residents bought a net $10.2 billion of Canadian securities in April, after a sell-off in March.Meanwhile, Canadian investors’ holdings of foreign securities declined $2.7 billion.The agency says foreign investors bought $9 billion worth of Canadian bonds in April after selling $1.2 billion worth in March.Non-residents sold $941 million worth of Canadian stocks in April, following two straight months of acquisitions.Canadians sold an additional $2.9 billion of foreign, long-term debt securities in April, following a $3-billion sale in the first quarter.Canadians also dropped $388 million from their holdings of foreign money market instruments in April, a sixth straight month of divestment.
According to the report, “Squandering Humanity,” covering the last two quarters of last year, three out of four Syrians now live in poverty, with more than half the population – 54.3 per cent in 2013 – living in extreme poverty. As the conflict grinds on with no end in sight, some 20 per cent of the population now barely has the means to meet basic needs.“Syria is now blighted by joblessness and overwhelmed by unemployment,” said Alex Pollock, Director of Micro-Finance for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which worked with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Syrian Centre for Policy Research to compile the report.“Since the conflict began, 11 million dependents have lost their primary means of financial support as 2.67 million people joined the unemployed,” Mr. Pollack continued, adding that, runaway inflation is squeezing the households of an increasingly jobless, poor and desperate population.The report also notes that public debt continued to grow in the second half of 2013, as the Government imported oil and basic commodities to alleviate shortages in the local market and to subsidise basic goods. By the end of the reporting period, public debt reached 126 per cent of GDP, but, while still largely drawn from domestic debt, a mounting portion is composed of foreign borrowing, mainly from Iran.“The figures are staggering,” said Rabie Nasser, researcher at the Syria Centre for Policy Research in Damascus. “By the end of 2013, total economic loss since the start of the conflict is estimated at $143.8 billion. The implications for a human development organization like UNRWA are tragic and immense.”Among its other key findings, the report notes that Syrian human development regressed by more than four decades during the conflict; since 2011, the country has fallen from the “medium” cluster of nations to the “low human development” group, largely as a result of weakening performance in education, health and income, measured by the Human Development Index. Education is teetering with a more than half of all school-age children (51.8 per cent) no longer attending school. This reached above 90 per cent in Al-Raqqa and Aleppo and 68 per cent in Rural Damascus. By the end of 2013, 4,000 schools were out of service because they were destroyed, damaged or housing internally displaced persons (IDPs).The healthcare system has been compromised through damage and destruction to medical facilities and healthcare infrastructure, the flight of healthcare professionals, death and injury of medical staff, and the collapse of the pharmaceutical industry. Some 61 of 91 public hospitals were damaged with almost half (45 per cent) out of service, while 53 private hospitals were also affected.“The social impact and the toll on individuals is incalculable,” said Chris Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson. “As the report points out, the conflict is squandering humanity through violence, fear and destruction that has inflicted multi-dimensional socio-economic harm across all aspects of people’s lives, livelihoods and habitat, from which few Syrian households have escaped unscathed.”
13Radim VrbataRW36ArizonaFlorida13.88.5 6Alexander RadulovRW31MontrealDallas56.310.7 24Daniel WinnikRW32Washington———5.3 21Martin HanzalC30MinnesotaDallas34.85.6 19Andre BurakovskyLW22WashingtonWashington23.07.5 12Jaromir JagrRW45Florida———8.6 4Andrei MarkovD38Montreal———11.1 10Thomas VanekLW33Florida———9.5 9Anders NilssonG27BuffaloVancouver22.510.2 7Sam GagnerC27ColumbusVancouver33.210.6 26Karl AlznerD28WashingtonMontreal54.65.1 20Jonathan BernierG28AnaheimColorado12.85.6 16Mike FisherC37Nashville———7.9 2Kevin ShattenkirkD28WashingtonNY Rangers46.712.7 *A re-formulation of Hockey-Reference.com’s Point Shares that measures a player’s value over a replacement-level player at the same position.A player’s displayed salary represents his annual cap hit.Sources: Hockey-Reference.com, ESPN Kevin Shattenkirk, New York RangersCome trade deadline time the past several seasons, Kevin Shattenkirk’s name has been linked seemingly to every team in the NHL (including the Rangers in February), and for good reason — since his rookie season in 2010-11, Shattenkirk ranks 10th among defensemen in goals scored, tied for eighth in assists and 10th in total points. His 35 power play goals are tied for fifth over that same stretch, and his power play points are good for third.The New York Rangers ranked 10th in the league in power-play percentage last season, and that should only improve with the addition of hometown1He’s from nearby New Rochelle. boy Shattenkirk. The newly minted Rangers defenseman chews up big minutes, and he’s never finished a full season with a Corsi For percentage of less than 51.2. For the uninitiated, a Corsi For score of more than 50 percent means the player’s team was controlling the puck more often than not when he was on the ice, so the addition of Shattenkirk should make the Rangers a stronger possession team from the jump.Over the past five seasons, the bulk of the blame for each Rangers playoff ouster seems to have pointed back to the blue line. With a mishmash of overworked veteran defensemen and disappointing acquisitions, the Rangers sit roughly in the center of the pack in shots allowed per game over the past five seasons. Adding a puck-moving defenseman who is entering his prime with better-than-average possession numbers should help decrease those shot totals — and take some of the burden off the suddenly human-appearing goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s shoulders.The Rangers’ defensive corps will look different with the retirement of Kevin Klein and longtime defenseman Dan Girardi going to Tampa Bay, but the franchise that hasn’t had a legitimate defensive star since Brian Leetch landed a big upgrade in Shattenkirk.Justin Schultz, Pittsburgh Penguins (re-signed)Justin Schultz’s career began with so much promise. In the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, he scored 27 points from the blue line as a 22-year-old rookie. But in the 2.5 seasons that followed, he failed to match the impressive points-per-game numbers he put up as a rookie, and people in Edmonton began to sour on him. Oh what a difference a few seasons and some new scenery make.Since joining the Penguins, Schultz has transformed into a top-line defenseman, and he was a key piece to their Stanley Cup-winning campaign last season. In less than two seasons with Pittsburgh, he’s scored 0.61 points per game from the back,2He produced 0.41 points per game during his time in Edmonton. and he’s driven possession at a better clip, too.Of the free agents in the 2017 class, Schultz’s goals above replacement3Goals above replacement aims to estimate the number of net goals a player produces compared to a replacement-level player in the same amount of ice time. (The replacement level represents the amount of production a team could expect from a minimum-salary player at a given position.) mark of 13.9 ranks at the top. Pittsburgh may have lost Trevor Daley to free agency, but a defensive core built around Schultz and a healthy Kris Letang is nothing to turn your nose up at.Justin Williams, Carolina HurricanesThe Carolina Hurricanes were pretty close to making the playoffs last season. They ended up falling eight points short of an eighth seed but were in the hunt until the last few weeks of the season — and if they make the 2018 postseason, they’ll be glad they signed Justin Williams. Williams is well-known around the league for being a playoff beast. His career playoff points per game rate of 0.67 is better than his regular-season rate of 0.63, and he’s tied for 14th among active NHL players in game-winning playoff goals — and he’ll be returning to the place where he lifted the first of his three Stanley Cups, and where he twice netted 30-plus goals.Ten times in his career, Williams has scored 40 or more points, which should help a Carolina team that finished in the bottom third of goals scored last season. Oh, and Williams can do more than score timely playoff goals; his career Corsi For percentage of 56.9 isn’t too shabby either.Alexander Radulov, Dallas StarsAlexander Radulov is … mercurial. The Russian winger has been on alternating stints between the NHL and Russia’s KHL for his entire professional career: two seasons in Nashville, four in Salavat, a few more weeks in Nashville, four seasons in Moscow and then one in Montreal. So after his 54-point campaign with the Canadiens last season, he was bound to go anywhere from British Columbia to Siberia. He chose Texas. He’ll be there for a while, too, signing a long-term deal with the Dallas Stars. (Radulov’s signing in Dallas can also be read as a rebuff of KHL league chairman Arkady Rotenberg — and his close friend Vladimir Putin — who hopes to pry as many Russian players away from the NHL to ensure eligibility for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.)But Radulov is a world-class scorer — he’s tallied 156 points in 230 NHL games and scored 492 points in 391 KHL games — and was by all accounts a great teammate in Montreal, so the Stars were lucky to land the big sharp-shooting right winger. Pair Radulov’s propensity for burying the puck with an insanely talented top line of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, and the Stars might have on their hands the highest-scoring top line in the NHL next season.Patrick Marleau, Toronto Maple LeafsThe Toronto Maple Leafs were a formidable offensive force last season, ranking fifth in total goals scored. The Leafs got a ton of scoring — 32 percent of their 250 goals — from their three rookie sensations: Calder Trophy-winning Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander. Patrick Marleau will make the Leafs’ offense only more dangerous, and you could do worse as far as mentor figures go.Marleau, 37, has been in the NHL for 19 seasons, and until now he’s never worn anything but “deep Pacific” San Jose teal. In his 19 seasons, he’s made a point of scoring at least 19 goals — he’s only failed to do so three times, and one of those seasons was shortened to 48 games by a lockout. Marleau has also played in 177 playoff games, experience that should help the upstart Leafs — who gave the mighty Washington Capitals a serious scare in the first round of last season’s playoffs — immensely.Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks (re-signed)“Jumbo” Joe Thornton is easily one of the best passers in NHL history. And he is certainly the best passer in NHL history who has a beard that is probably sentient. One of the premier centers of his generation, Thornton trails only Jaromir Jagr — who himself remains mysteriously unsigned — on the active assists leaderboard.4He also ranks 13th all time and needs just 43 more to leapfrog Gordie Howe as the ninth-highest dime-disher in NHL history. Jumbo hasn’t scored fewer than 50 points in a full season since he was a 19-year-old playing for the Boston Bruins in 1998-99.He’s not going to score a ton of goals — never really has — but San Jose was probably smart to prioritize Thornton over his longtime teammate Marleau. (Fun fact: Thornton and Marleau went first and second, respectively, in the 1997 NHL draft.) Thornton isn’t the lights-out goal scorer Marleau is, but he creates more opportunities for his teammates than his longtime counterpart; 43 of Jumbo’s 50 points were assists, 18 of which came on the power play. For a team that struggled mightily on the power play last season — San Jose ranked 25th in the league — the Sharks will need all of the passing acumen they can muster with the man advantage next season.Ryan Miller, Anaheim DucksRyan Miller probably won’t play much in Anaheim — starter John Gibson is just 23 years old and had a spectacular 2016-17 season — but there aren’t many teams in the NHL that can say they’ve got a backup who was once considered among the best goalies on the planet. Miller’s numbers were down a bit last season, but you can’t really blame him — his Vancouver Canucks gave up the sixth-most shots of any team in the league. Despite his impressive résumé, Miller might have to battle with Reto Berra for the backup position in Anaheim. Still, though, the Ducks are in great shape between the pipes — there aren’t many teams in the NHL that have the luxury of choosing from three proven(ish) NHL goaltenders.Karl Alzner, Montreal CanadiensAndrei Markov, unsignedThe Washington Capitals probably didn’t have the cap space to re-sign longtime defenseman Karl Alzner, but they probably didn’t really care to either. No worries for Alzner, though, because the Habs delivered a pretty solid payday. But truth be told, the native of Burnaby, British Columbia, got an awful lot of money — a cap hit of $4.6 million a year, to be exact — for a guy whose Corsi For percentage ranked 184th out of 229 qualified5With a minimum of 20 games played. defensemen in 2016-17.Alzner actually doesn’t do a whole lot very well — in 82 games, he scored just 13 points, zero of which came on the power play. He’s still relatively young for a defenseman — he’ll turn 29 before the 2017-18 season begins — and so perhaps Les Habitants are hoping Alzner’s game has room to grow. But that doesn’t change the fact that they signed a guy whose possession stats are subpar to a lucrative deal while their longest-tenured player — Andrei Markov — remains seated on the bench, waiting to see if he’ll play in Montreal next season.Markov is old, but if last season’s performance is any indicator, he still has some gas left in his tank. Markov was limited because of injury but put up impressive numbers in the 62 games he did play in. At 38, and still playing more than 21 minutes per game, he drove possession at the best rate of his career. He also scored 36 points from the blueline, good for .58 points per game.6Markov’s career points per game rate? .58.In 16 NHL seasons, Markov has only ever worn a Habs jersey. Montreal would be foolish not to re-sign their longest-tenured player. The NHL’s top free agents of 2017According to 2016-17 goals above replacement (GAR)* PLAYERPOSAGE2016-17 TEAMNEW TEAMYRS$M/YRGAR 1Justin SchultzD27PittsburghPittsburgh35.513.9 18Joe ThorntonC38San JoseSan Jose18.07.7 17Ryan MillerG36VancouverAnaheim22.07.7 22Nick RitchieLW21Anaheim———5.5 15Scott HartnellLW35ColumbusNashville11.08.0 11Philipp GrubauerG25WashingtonWashington11.59.1 During their free-agency period, NHL teams haven’t engaged in an all-out superpower arms race like their basketball brethren. Rather, NHL free agency has been a methodological redistribution of assets — one that can be traced to the addition of the Vegas Golden Knights and the expansion draft that ensued. All that extra movement of bodies and money, coupled with every general manager’s rush to add or retain a free-agent gem, means there will be a lot of familiar faces in unfamiliar jerseys next season.Not every free agent has signed — in particular, this year’s rather elderly free-agent class has a few graybeards who remain without suitors — but most of the league’s big targets have decided where they’ll play next season. So without further ado, here’s our unofficial and admittedly incomplete guide to the moves that will affect the 2017-18 season. 8Patrick MarleauC37San JoseToronto36.310.3 3Evgeny KuznetsovC25WashingtonWashington87.812.0 25Brett RitchieRW24DallasDallas21.85.3 5Justin WilliamsRW35WashingtonCarolina24.510.9 23Kyle QuinceyD31ColumbusMinnesota11.35.4 14Tyler JohnsonC26Tampa BayTampa Bay75.08.2
Some of the plants that were destroyedPolice ranks in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) on Tuesday conducted a narcotics eradication exercise at 10 Miles, Millie’s Hideout, Upper Demerara, during which several fields of cannabis cultivation were destroyed.300 kilos of dried ganja and two nurseries containing 6500 seedlings were also discoveredThe exercise, which was conducted between 07:00h and 16:00h, was a joint effort between Police, Community Policing Groups and Rural Constables.During the exercise, ranks discovered several fields totalling nine acres with an estimated 9000 cannabis plants. The plants ranged from two feet to eight feet in height. They also discovered 300 kilos of dried ganja and two nurseries containing 6500 seedlings.Seven camps containing groceries, kitchen utensils, clothing, beds, hammocks and foodstuff were also found. The fields were reportedly destroyed by fire. Divisional Commander Linden Lord said no one was arrested as investigations continue. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related8,500 ganja plants destroyed during Police swoop down in Upper Demerara RiverJanuary 13, 2019In “Crime”25,000 ganja plants destroyedJuly 11, 2019In “Crime”30,000 ganga plants from 8 fields destroyed in eradication operation- policeJune 16, 2017In “Crime”
← Previous Story Beach Handball WCh 2014: Brazil and Denmark to semis Next Story → Beach Handball WCh 2014: Brazilians going for a double? Saturday is a day for rest at the Men’s U20 EHF EURO 2014. Four teams have already secured the places at TOP 8 phase – Sweden, Slovenia, Germany and Austria. Denmark is also very close to start the battle for the semi-finals with two points. Strong Danish team “destroyed” Estonia 35:15 in the most convincing performance in two days of the tournament in Linz and Traun.The most interesting match was seen in Linz, where Norway made surprise over Spain 24:23 and stayed in the battle for TOP 8. Host team also had another tough battle with happyend against Slovakia 27:24, after which with Germans went to TOP 8.Young Serbs showed class against Swiss team 29:23 and have to finish the job against Estonia in the last round.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Estia Greek Festival 2011 in Hobart kicks off next week. The festival, coordinated by the Greek Community of Tasmania, showcases Greek culture and the value it brings to Tasmania. Throughout March, the Estia Greek Festival will be hosting various events to celebrate Hellenism in Australia. These events include: the Estia street festival; film night; family meal night; art and photo exhibition and the ever-competitive Estia soccer match. The festival will kick off with Taverna Night Greek Banquet, held on Saturday March 5 and hosted by the Hellenic Hall in North Hobart. The Taverna Night Greek Banquet will feature traditional Greek food, Greek dancing and Greek music, with a live band featuring bouzouki. Tickets are $50 per person for a night of traditional Greek festivities.
o What: Rainbow Dance Theatre, the final performance of the season for the Camas Performing Arts Series.o When: 7 p.m. May 22.o Where: Camas High School’s theater, 29600 S.E. 15th St., Camas.o Cost: $20, $18 for seniors, $10 for children 4 to 18,free to those 3 and younger.o Information: 360-834-7807, http://eccgas.org or http://rainbowdancetheatre.com.Appeal after appeal has been made this season by the volunteers running the Camas Performing Arts Series. More administrative help is needed, they have told their audiences. And more ticket buyers and corporate sponsors are needed — or else. What that “else” might be will be announced after the final show of this 25th anniversary season on May 22, a performance by Rainbow Dance Theatre at Camas High School. Rainbow Dance — founded in Hawaii in the early 1990s, hence the rainbow in its name — is a prominent regional touring company, based in Corvallis, Ore., that represented Oregon at the 2005 World Expo in Japan. Led by co-artistic directors Valerie Bergman and Darryl Thomas, both professors at Western Oregon University, the group’s distinctive work mixes modern technology with West African, Haitian and hip hop, plus martial arts and American Modern.The Camas program will feature such pieces as “Man of My Dreams,” which incorporates scooters and a Segway in creating a surrealistic wedding party, “Mixed Bag,” a meditation on garbage, and “Big Bang,” showing a dark sea of creatures evolving into a wide range of animals.
This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline. Paul Jowdy, who last Thursday (Oct. 27) ended a five-month stint as Every Day with Rachael Ray publisher with the magazine’s sale by Reader’s Digest Association to Meredith Corp., was hired in the same capacity today (Nov. 2) at Women’s Wear Daily.Read the rest of the story here.
Spider-Man could be paired up with other superheroes in the upcoming live-action TV series. Sony Pictures Fans wanting to see more Spider-Man adventures on the small screen will get their wish with a new TV series from the duo behind Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.Directors/producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are working on a series of live-action TV shows using Sony’s Marvel characters, which include Spider-Man. “We are developing a handful of live-action shows using Sony’s Marvel characters, of which there are like 900 characters,” Miller told Deadline on Wednesday. Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Tags Share your voice Marvel Spiderman Sony Post a comment More superheroes 50 Photos Sphero Spider-Man 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Miller didn’t offer any further details on which characters those might be bringing to TV in addition to Spider-Man, but it sounds like the web-slinging superhero might get paired with a sidekick.”We’ve been talking to a lot of potential teammates for trying to do something not like anything else that’s been done on television,” Miller added. “It’ll be a little while before it all comes together and is on the air, but I think it is going to be something really special.”Here’s hoping we see more of Spider-Gwen, who was recently spotted as an Easter egg in Avengers: Endgame. Female Marvel superheroes who deserve their own ABC shows: She-Hulk, Valkyrie and more Spider-Gwen spotted in Avengers: Endgame? Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson: Plot, release date, cast, and more TV and Movies Comics 0
PR handoutHrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is a blockbuster and so is his performance as the ace mathematician, Anand Kumar, in the film. However, we must say that Anand Kumar’s life wouldn’t have been the same without the support of his brother Pranav Kumar, both off and onscreen.Pranav Kumar’s role was played with utmost authenticity and subtlety by Nandish Singh Sandhu. International Business Times, India, spoke to the actor exclusively on his experience of working in the film and controversies that the film landed itself into.How did you bag the role of Anand Kumar’s hot-headed brother in the film? Did you audition or were you offered the part? Take us through the experience. Oh! I wish I was offered the part, but, it didn’t happen that way. I got a call from Mukesh Chhabra’s office. At that point, they hadn’t revealed too much to me. They just briefed me about the scene that I was to audition for. I auditioned and got a call the next day informing that I had been selected. I went there the next day and then got to know everything about the film and who all were a part of the project. I read the script and was thrilled to be a part of it. After a few days, a meeting was set-up for me to meet Madhu Mantena, Vikas Bahl and Pranav Kumar who had come down from Patna. He had a few questions for me, I had certain things I wanted to ask him. After the meeting, Pranav Kumar and everyone else thought that I could play the part and I was finalised.We saw you as Hrithik’s brother in the film. What was your equation with him off-screen?Off-screen too we bonded like brothers. He used to ask about my whereabouts and invited me to where he was staying. Also offered me to accompany him to the gym and workout together. He kept asking me if I needed anything since we were shooting at a remote location. He took care of me and had also instructed his team to look after me. We also used to discuss scenes over phone and in-person. He has been very kind and never treated me as he is a senior.How is Hrithik as a co-actor? Any particular incident or memorable thing you would like to share from the sets. Hrithik is a delight to work with. He is very professional, flexible, giving, adjusting and is always available for discussions. He knows what he is doing and doesn’t interfere with what the other person is doing. He was very involved with the project. I remember he used to stay back even after his shots were done to give me cues, which even an AD could have given. But, he used to say that Nandish, you stayed to give me my cues, so I am here for your cues.The day I had to give my first scene, I was already in the village-person get up and the security guards literally pushed me outside thinking I was one of the villagers from the village we were shooting in. I had to make them understand that it was actually me before they agreed to let me in.When the first trailer launched, apart from the positive reviews, it also received backlash for Hrithik’s ‘accent’ and ‘look’ in the film. What do you have to say about that?When you do something, make something; there is going to be some healthy criticism and some positive feedback. Well, the product speaks for itself. People have loved it despite some negative comments. The trailer was criticised by a lot of people but now the same people are loving the film. The film has managed to do pretty well and has crossed Rs 100 crore and that speaks for itself. People were quick to judge just going by the trailer but after watching the film they understood that the accent and the tan were required and looked authentic.Would we get to see more of you on the big screen? Are you planning to bid adieu to small screen now?Absolutely, you would get to see me a lot more on the big screen. I am looking forward to doing a couple of good projects very, very soon. I am in the process of finalising things. I am just waiting to go on the sets again and give you all some entertainment very, very soon. The small screen is becoming smaller by the day. The web-series are being consumed in such mammoth numbers on mobile phones. I know that I want to do good characters, different characters. Currently, I would prefer film and web-shows as it gives you immense creative satisfaction.
The Inhumans property will continue to live on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to a new live-action TV series starring Black Bolt and the royal family that’ll debut next year.Marvel also announced Monday that the first two episodes of the series, called Marvel’s The Inhumans, will be filmed with IMAX digital cameras and screened in IMAX theaters for two weeks in September 2017.It’ll be the first time that IMAX will be involved financially in the distribution of a TV pilot, according to a spokesperson at Marvel Television.Details are scarce surrounding the series, but we do know it’ll star Black Bolt, the leader of the Inhumans Considering his powers consist of a hypersonic scream that can level a city, and therefore he rarely talks or makes a sound, it’ll make for some interesting interactions.Other members of the Inhuman royal family include Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, and fan-favorite Lockjaw. It’s unclear which ones will be used in the series, but we’re praying they somehow manage to include the giant puppy.via marvel.comFor the unaware, Inhumans are another Marvel property that includes superhumans with unique powers. Much like the X-men, the Inhumans are born with a gene that can give them abilities, but unlike the X-men, Inhumans have to be exposed to Terrigen Mists in order for those powers to manifest.Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D introduced them in season two, beginning with the transformation of agent Skye, who turned out to be Daisy Johnson or the Inhuman “Quake.” We also got a glimpse of Inhuman society in the form of a hidden retreat where they can socialize and gain access and control of their powers.We’ve been waiting on Inhumans news since Marvel announced a movie as a part of its Phase 3 lineup. However, with Spider-Man: Homecoming added to the slate, and Infinity War being split into two films, there didn’t seem to be room for it and the movie was pulled from the release schedule.Plus, the Inhumans have become an integral part of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and with TV and movie production schedules being as different as they are, there was no way the films were going to incorporate any of those storylines. Moving the characters to TV, where they can coordinate with Quake and the rest of the Inhumans on S.H.I.E.L.D was the smarter move.Whether the first two episodes will be worth the IMAX ticket price remains to be seen. It’s a unique marketing gimmick and will allow for a higher special effects budget, but it doesn’t take into account how Marvel will keep that quality up throughout a full series, or whether it’ll be worth it to spend $20 when you can just watch it on TV for free. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Stay on target
This season of Game of Thrones has had a lot of returns: people brought back to life, old characters returning to the show after long absences, seemingly abandoned book plots from A Song of Ice and Fire making appearances, and old sins returning. Yara tells Theon in a brothel in Braavos that if they can’t get (or don’t want) justice, they can at least seek vengeance, and the show is pointing a few different characters in that direction.Spoilers for season six, episode seven, “The Broken Man” follow.Obviously, the place to start is with the reveal in the scene before the opening credits: Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann) lives on somewhere in the Riverlands where he’s helping build a church for a character played by Ian McShane. We don’t get a name for the Ian McShane character, or much about his greater purpose beyond motivating The Hound to action, which obscures his identity even more. In the fourth A Song of Ice and Fire book, A Feast For Crows, there’s a character named Septon Meribald that Brienne and Pod happen across in the Riverlands who delivers an anti-war monologue framing it around “broken men.” When it was revealed this would be Ian McShane’s cameo week, many assumed that he would end up playing Septon Meribald. Instead, the character on the show is credited as “Brother Ray.”Ian McShane as “Brother Ray.”In A Feast For Crows, Meribald leads Brienne and Pod to a place called the Quiet Isle where they all meet a character called Elder Brother who has news for them about Arya Stark killing Sandor Clegane. Also at Quiet Isle is a novice monk called “the gravedigger.” He is masked like the monks of the Seven that populate the Isle, but Brienne notices him because he walks with a limp and is larger than her. Book-readers have theorized this is The Hound in disguise, having survived his encounter with Arya (which went similarly in the books and on the show) and found faith.This theory has more credibility now that the show has decided to bring back The Hound without any sort of secret identity. Instead of him being a religious convert, Game of Thrones looks like it’s setting up Sandor to go on a revenging murder spree. Even Ian McShane sees what’s coming, telling Entertainment Weekly in a post-show interview: “I don’t know what happens in the next episodes. But if they’re following the Western code, he’ll seek to avenge me, then continue his life in a different way. You have to have revenge, and expedient revenge.”That means the three dudes we saw from the Brotherhood Without Banners this week are about to get axed some questions next week.Season one Beric Dondarrion doesn’t speak.If you forgot about the Brotherhood Without Banners: don’t worry. It has been several years, so you’re not alone. On the show, we first saw Beric Dondarrion (as played by another actor than the last one we saw) while Ned Stark was still acting as hand of the King. Dondarrion was sent by Ned to the Riverlands, which were being terrorized by Gregor Clegane (now the Zombie Mountain). We next catch up with Beric as he’s leading the Brotherhood Without Banners, and learn that the Mountain fought Beric’s forces and killed many, including Dondarrion himself. He was resurrected with Lord of Light powers by a character named Thoros of Myr, and formed the Brotherhood Without Banners to protect the smallfolk from Lannister harassment after the War of the Five Kings began.Richard Dormer as season three Beric had a lot more to do (and say).We next see Beric on season three, and he had been recast and looked worse for wear (since he’d been resurrected a few times). The Brotherhood captured Arya, Gendry, and The Hound, and forced The Hound to fight in trial by combat for murder (surely you remember the burning sword fight!). The Hound beat Beric, who was then resurrected, and released the Hound. Melisandre showed up and took Gendry, and that’s what landed Beric and Melisandre on Arya’s kill list during season four.Remember how The Hound hates fire?If what Brother Ray tells Sandor Clegane in this episode is true, and the gods (or a single god, whatever) have punished The Hound already, then the comeuppance for the Brotherhood looks to be at hand. It could end up bringing The Hound full circle to fight with the Brotherhood once again, and this time Beric could die for good. There would be poetic justice in The Hound cutting Beric Dondarrion’s head off, since Arya asked him about resurrecting a headless man in season three. She was talking about her father, but we’ve also established beheading as a way of ultimate death, right?Meanwhile, at Riverrun:
‘No Man’s Sky Beyond’ Reveals Final Updates‘No Man’s Sky’ Gets Intersterllar Notre Dame Tribute Stay on target The amount of different opinions people have had about No Man’s Sky, from its hype announcement to its initial divisive release to its recent well-received free No Man’s Sky NEXT update, are almost as numerous as the game’s nearly endless amount of randomly generated planets to explore. But cut past all the hyperbole and projections and it’s obvious that there has been a passionate No Man’s Sky fanbase charting out its universe and mastering its system all this time. The influx of interested new players with the NEXT improvements is just shining a bigger spotlight on that progress.The latest proof of just what No Man’s Sky fans are capable of comes from player Roland Oberheim. Like a newly evolved race paying tribute to its god, Oberheim created a monument of Hello Games director Sean Murray on the side of a planet.Thanks @NoMansSky and @hellogames for making such an awesome game! #NoMansSky #NoMansSkyNEXT #PS4share pic.twitter.com/fpRzlTwFcL— Roland Oberheim (@RolandOberheim) July 28, 2018 No Man’s Sky is the result of the hard work of everyone at Hello Games, but with his beard and casual demeanor Murray has become the face of the game. That means he went on all the talk shows praising the game for its accomplishments. But that also means he got the brunt of the abuse when players first turned on the game for not living up to expectations.However, No Man’s Sky NEXT does seem to be living up to the game’s first expansive sci-fi promises. So to celebrate Oberheim used the game’s construction tools to build a pretty solid portrait of Murray made of floor tiles. The 37 x 50 image can even been seen from the atmosphere, like a friendly landing zone. There’s a chance you may stumble across this great work just playing the game yourself, but if you want to to purposefully make a pilgrimage to Oberheim’s Sean Murray shrine you can also enter the right glyphs (seen here along with a ground level view of the picture) through the portal fast-travel system.And if you’re wondering is Sean Murray himself is cool with this pagan idol? Don’t worry, he totally is.oh https://t.co/HzRyGHSnmt— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) July 29, 2018 For more on dedicated No Man’s Sky fans check out this player who spent $4000 on the game, as well as our live stream of the NEXT update.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The mother of a Canadian man has taken to social media to recount an experience she says her son encountered while visiting Playa del Carmen.Jason Enwere says that while on vacation in Riviera Maya he was assaulted in a taxi and almost lost his life trying to defend himself.Through her Facebook account his mother, Dorothy Ijeoma Eze, recounts the story her son tells of what happened and alerts others about how dangerous taxi drivers can be in Playa del Carmen.“On February 19, 2018 my children and I traveled as a family for the first time to Mexico. This trip was for my 50th birthday,” she explains. She adds that on the 22nd, her son Jason almost lost his life inside a taxi that he took in Playa del Carmen.According to Jason’s story, at 1:00 a.m. he got into the front seat of a taxi that had the driver and another man inside. The service was from Playa to the Bahía Príncipe resort at an agreed rate of 200 peso.Jason noticed that the taxi driver took another route and almost immediately, the passenger in the back seat of the car began choking him and he ended up losing consciousness. He says he recovered and attempted to defend himself when he was hit in the head with a rock and fell unconscious again.He says he was dumped on the side of the highway, but managed to walk several kilometers where he ran into police and asked for help.He and his mother have since started a social media movement with the hashtag, #MexicoNeverAgain.Jason has also appeared on Canadian City TV network to retell his story to a journalist after his mother wrote in to the agency. During the interview, thanks Jason saying he “often covers stories about Canadians being killed in Mexico, and this is the fist time we’ve talked to one that’s survived.”The social media post has sparked hundreds of varying comments.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – Tunisia’s Foreign Ministry says it is investigating what led the Libyan coast guard to open fire on a Tunisian fishing vessel, killing the captain.The incident occurred late Wednesday. Three of the 17 fishermen on board the vessel were wounded. The captain succumbed to his wounds Thursday.Ministry spokesman Mohammed Nafti told The Associated Press, that the “urgent inquiry” would try to determine who was responsible for the incident. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths How men can have a healthy 2019 More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Tunisian authorities are working on repatriating the boat, the fishermen and the captain’s corpse, all in Libyan custody.There are conflicting claims in the Tunisian press about whether the boat was in Libyan or international waters.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Top Stories The vital role family plays in society Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments Share Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family