AMITV ANNOUNCES ITS FALL 2019 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter TORONTO – Today, Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) unveiled its AMI-tv schedule for the 2019 fall broadcast season, with a lineup of compelling new and returning AMI originals, exciting programs available in described video and perennial favourites.For the first time in AMI-tv history, all original programming will air in the coveted 8 p.m. timeslot from Monday to Friday.AMI This Week kicks it all off on September 9 at 8 p.m. ET. Season eight of the weekly magazine show—featuring host Victoria Nolan and Bureau Reporters Grant Hardy (Vancouver), Beth Deer (Edmonton), Alex Smyth (Toronto) and Laura Bain (Halifax)—continues its distinct community focus, sharing events and interesting stories from coast to coast. Facebook AMI original productions are the centrepiece of the schedule. Season three of the award-winning series Employable Me returns, following a new group of Canadian job seekers. In Season one of Double Tap TV, Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo lead cutting-edge discussions on everything tech with news, reviews and interviews, all with an eye on accessibility. Season three of Eyes for the Job follows handyman Chris Judge, who is blind, and Alex Haider as they take on their biggest do-it-yourself projects yet.New local original documentaries in the Our Community series include the journey of two communities building barrier-free baseball diamonds, and a pilot who flies children of all abilities in his four-seater airplane.AMI-tv’s newest acquired series in described video is Frankie Drake Mysteries. Lauren Lee Smith stars as Frankie Drake, who—along with the female-only members of Drake Private Detectives—solves crimes in 1920s Toronto. Returning favourites include Murdoch Mysteries, Elementary, Monk, Blue Bloods, Rescue Me, Suits, The Shield, Breaking Bad, Drug Wars, Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience.“I’m so proud of our primetime schedule,” says John Melville, Vice-President, Programming and Production, AMI-tv. “Broadcasting our original programs weeknights at 8 p.m. further establishes our commitment to telling the stories of Canadians of all abilities.”In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, AMI’s original series and documentaries utilize Integrated Described Video (IDV) so they are accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.All dates subject to change. Additional fall programming will be announced in the coming weeks. Stream past episodes of AMI original programming on demand post-broadcast at AMI.ca or via the AMI-tv App on iOS and tvOS.AMI-tv’s fall premieres (all times Eastern)Monday, Sept. 98 p.m. – AMI This Week8:30 p.m. – AMI originals repeats9 p.m. – Murdoch Mysteries (Mon.-Thur.)10 p.m. – ElementaryTuesday, Sept. 108 p.m. – Eyes for the Job8:30 p.m. – Double Tap TV10 p.m. – Blue BloodsWednesday, Sept. 118 p.m. – Employable Me8:30 p.m. – Employable Me10 p.m. – Rescue MeThursday, Sept. 128 p.m. – Our Community8:30 p.m. – AMI This Week repeats10 p.m. – Frankie Drake MysteriesFriday, Sept. 138 p.m. – AMI originals repeats9 p.m. – The Shield10 p.m. – Breaking Bad11 p.m. – Drug WarsSaturday, Sept. 147 p.m. – AMI originals repeats8 p.m. – Kim’s Convenience8:30 p.m. – Schitt’s Creek9 p.m. – Saturday Night MovieSunday, Sept. 157 p.m. – Frankie Drake Mysteries8 p.m. – Murdoch Mysteries9 p.m. – Monk10 p.m. – SuitsAbout AMI-tvAMI-tv is the world’s first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for individuals who are blind or partially sighted and is broadcast daily into more than eight million Canadian homes as part of the basic digital cable package with most service providers. AMI-tv is committed to broadcasting a variety of content with a focus on accessibility and inclusion.About Accessible Media Inc. AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Senate unanimously adopts Neufeld motion supporting Trans Mountain

first_img“I was delighted when the Senate, as a whole, unanimously adopted my motion,” said Sen. Neufeld. “Senators of all stripes united their voices in support of this major energy infrastructure project that will benefit all of Canada.  It sends a strong message to the Prime Minister.”During debate, Senator Neufeld’s remarks focused on pipeline and tanker safety, two issues that have generated much attention since the pipeline was approved in November 2016. On April 24th, Neufeld and several other Senators will be hosting an event on Parliament Hill with industry leaders to increase public awareness.“I urge the Prime Minister and his government to provide real leadership on this matter.  He needs to remind the BC Government that Trans Mountain is the federal government’s responsibility,” added Neufeld. “He needs to tell Premier Horgan to step aside and cease this non-sense.  He needs to send a strong message to all Canadians that further delays, disruptions and disorder will not be tolerated.”The Senate will also soon begin debating Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada. Introduced by Independent Alberta Senator Doug Black on February 15th, the Bill also seeks to ensure that the pipeline’s construction not be delayed any further. OTTAWA, O.N. – The Canadian Senate unanimously adopted a motion introduced by Senator Richard Neufeld urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “bring the full weight and power of his office to ensure that Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project gets completed on schedule” yesterday.Senior Neufeld gave the notice of motion on February 8th, two days after the Senate held an emergency debate on the current impasse between the B.C. and Alberta governments over the pipeline expansion.With the motion’s adoption last evening, all members of the Senate have united their voices asking Trudeau and his government to ensure that the expansion is completed on time. The Senate is also asking the Prime Minister’s commitment be “conveyed to the governments of British Columbia and Alberta in a manner that leaves no doubt as to the federal government’s determination to see the project become fully operational within the present timeline.”last_img read more

Stanford expels student linked to college bribery case

SAN FRANCISCO — Stanford University has expelled a female student who lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to a college-admission bribery case.The university quietly announced it had rescinded the student’s admission in a short statement posted on its website April 2 after determining “some of the material in the student’s application is false.”University officials previously said the student was admitted without the recommendation of former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for helping students get into the elite university.They said a $500,000 contribution to the sailing program was made several months after the student was admitted.The Stanford Daily first reported on Sunday that the student had been expelled. It is the university’s student newspaper.The Associated Press read more

Freedom Mobile hit by data breach company says up to 15000 customers

However, the blog was posted under the title “Report: Freedom Mobile Customer Data Breach Exposes 1.5 Million Customers” based on the assumption that hackers could access unencrypted data from all of Freedom’s customer base.Freedom said in an emailed statement that “any reference to 1.5 million customers affected is inaccurate . . . ”The company said its investigation determined the breach began on March 25 and affected data processed by a new external third-party vendor, Apptium Technologies, that had been hired to streamline its retail customer support.“The internal systems of Freedom Mobile or (parent) Shaw Communications were not compromised as part of this third-party vendor security exposure,” the company said in a statement.It said the breach affected customers at 17 retail stores who opened or changed accounts as late as April 15 or made changes to opened accounts on April 16. It said the problem was fixed by April 23.Freedom also said that it had found no evidence, as of Tuesday, that any data has been misused “and we are conducting a full forensic investigation to determine the full scope of impact.”Valerie Lawton, of the federal privacy commissioner’s office, said in an email that it had received a breach report related to Freedom Mobile late Monday afternoon.“Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), includes confidentiality provisions and we don’t have further details to offer at this time,” Lawton said.Under PIPEDA, which was most recently updated in November, private-sector organizations that control personal information must advise the privacy watchdog of breaches that pose a “real risk of significant harm” to individuals.They must also notify affected individuals about the breaches and keep records.However, the Canadian law — in contrast to the European Union’s year-old General Data Protection Regulation — provides more flexibility about when organizations inform the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.Asked why it didn’t disclose close the leak sooner, the company said it took time to verify the legitimacy of the warning and verify details with its third-party vendor.Companies in this story: (TSX:SJR.B) TORONTO — Freedom Mobile confirmed Tuesday it had a data security breach from late March to late April, but the wireless carrier said only about 15,000 customers were affected — far fewer than an outside research firm’s estimate.The Calgary-based company — which operates networks in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia — was apparently warned of the breach by researchers at vpnMentor, which announced it to the press.The vpnMentor report said two of its researchers, Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, had warned Freedom of their findings on April 17, 18 and 23 but didn’t get a response from the company until April 24.“For ethical reasons, we didn’t download the database, so we don’t know exactly how many people were affected,” the blog said. read more

Nova Scotia government Opposition wave duelling reports on Muskrat Falls

Nova Scotia government, Opposition wave duelling reports on Muskrat Falls by Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2013 4:39 pm MDT HALIFAX – Conflicting reports were tabled in the Nova Scotia legislature Wednesday that both the government and Opposition Liberals said supported their respective positions on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.The documents were filed with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, which begins hearings on the multibillion-dollar venture next month.The NDP government said new information submitted by consultant John Dalton showed the cost of building a subsea link between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland would be cheaper than two alternatives not considered in a report he released in January.But the Liberals say a consultant’s report done for the province’s consumer advocate showed that a separate analysis by Emera (TSX:EMA) is faulty and biased to favour the utility company’s desired outcome.Liberal Energy critic Andrew Younger called the advocate’s report “damning” because it was done by what he contends is the only truly independent entity in the regulatory process.“They are saying the government got it wrong, Nova Scotia Power got it wrong and that they are torquing this process in order to get the result they want,” said Younger.The report is by Levitan & Associates, Inc., a Boston-based energy management consulting firm specializing in the natural gas and electricity markets.The consultants dispute Emera’s assertion that the Maritime Link represents the lowest cost alternative.But Premier Darrell Dexter said a series of other reports, including the one done by Dalton, demonstrate the benefits to Nova Scotia ratepayers and it will be up to the review board to decide who’s right.He said his confidence in the project has not been shaken.“Not at all,” said Dexter. “What I’m even more confident in is that there are so many expert reports coming forward that support the Maritime Link.”Dalton’s submission said the link would cost $560 million to $973 million less than acquiring energy from Hydro Quebec using 300 megawatts of transmission capacity through New Brunswick. He also contended it would be $1.5 billion to $1.77 billion cheaper than opting for a natural gas alternative.In January, he said buying power from Muskrat Falls would be $402 million cheaper than importing it from Quebec and would be $1.5 billion less than using a mix of wind and natural gas over the 35-year life of the commercial contract for the hydroelectric development.Proponents of the $7.7-billion hydro development in Labrador hope it begins generating power by 2017. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Uncle remanded for murder of 18monthold niece

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUncle accused of murdering 18-month-old niece fit to stand trialJanuary 4, 2018In “Court”24-Y-0 charged with murder of Sophia of BusinessmanJuly 10, 2015In “Crime””Spin and Kill” charged for the murder of Sophia labourerNovember 21, 2017In “Court” The 18-year-old man who reportedly threw his 18-month-old niece out of a window then buried her alive outside of her Sophia home on Friday last, was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court earlier today.Sherwin RobertsSherwin Roberts of Lot 8 “B” Field, Sophia, Georgetown was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on September 1, 2017, he murdered 18-month-old Ronasha Pilgrim of Lot 98 North Sophia, Georgetown.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ordered that during his period of remand he be supervised by a probation officer. Roberts is expected to return to court on September 25, 2017.INews had previously reported that on the day in question, Roberts allegedly attempted to rob and subsequently murdered Pilgrim.The dead toddler, Ronasha PilgrimBased on information received, the incident occurred between 03:30 -04:00hrs, at the said address.According to the Police, the deceased along with her brothers – ages 10 and 12 years – were left in the house by their father, a security guard, who went to work.The suspect then allegedly broke a northern window, entered the house and attempted to relieve the baby of her earrings.She reportedly began to scream and the suspect allegedly tossed her through a window into the swamped yard.The swampy area where little Ronasha Pilgrim was buried by her uncleOn leaving, the suspect allegedly placed a pile of wood on top of the baby who was submerged under the approximately 11/2 feet depth water and slush. read more

RNL surprised by Meshkov in Brest

← Previous Story “Orange Army” extend PPD Zagreb crisis Next Story → Excellent first half of Tatran in Logrono wasn’t enough for a win 4. Rhein-Neckar Löwen311187:88(-1)3 6. HC Meshkov Brest310281:88(-7)2 EHF Champions LeagueHC Meshkov BrestRhein Neckar Lowen 1. KS Vive Tauron Kielce220067:52(15)4 2. HC Vardar220059:50(9)4 Despite the name of the German champions Rhein Neckar Lowen weren’t enough to attract more than 2.000 spectators at Arena in Brest, home team HC Meshkov Brest beat the “Lions” 30:28 (17:12) for the first season’s success in the VELUX EHF Champions League!The Belarussian squad showed passion to outplay team of Nikolaj Jakobsen, who is obviosly, not very interested to lose energy on EHF Champions League matches as DKB Bundesliga staying priority.However, that can’t put shadow on a well-deserved victory of home team led by Rastko Stojkovic with seven goals.HC Meshkov Brest – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 30:28 (17:12)HC Meshkov Brest: Pesic, Rutenka (3), Babichev, Kristopans (6), Nikulenkau (1), Stojkovic (7/3), Tioumentsev, Atman (4), Shumak, Vukic (1), Prodanovic, Mijatovic, Razgor (1), Ostroushko (1), Jamali (4), Shylovich (2)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (6/1), Sigurdsson (2), Manaskov, Baena, Steinhauser, Mensah, Pekeler (3), Groetzki (2), Abt, Reinkind, Guardiola (1), Petersson (3), Ekdahl du Rietz (11)“Orange Army” extend PPD Zagreb crisisOn Sunday, Vive Tauron Kielce will play in Szeged, while RK Vardar Skopje will try to beat RK Celje PL at “Zlatorog” once again.Standings: 7. IFK Kristianstad310280:88(-8)2 8. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …300374:85(-11)0 5. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko210160:59(1)2 3. MOL-Pick Szeged211054:52(2)3 read more

9 things we learned from the Reform Alliances monster meeting

first_imgUpdated at 9.10pmEXPELLED AND FORMER Fine Gael TDs organised an efficient and well-run conference at the RDS in Dublin where the attendance of over a thousand people surprised a large and intrigued media contingent.The conference was being billed as a prelude to the establishment of a political party but the organisers, led by the Reform Alliance’s most prominent member Lucinda Creighton, were keen to emphasise that it was a meeting about ideas and policies.TheJournal.ie spent the day at the RDS and here’s what we found out…1. The turnout was larger than expected: For good reason, the RA set attendance expectations at a low bar of between 400 and 500, but the turnout was well over a thousand, with the RDS concert hall largely full:2. There were more men than women – but no ‘squeezed middle’: In the afternoon, economist David McWilliams told the audience that “large parts of the middle class of this country are bust” and while there’s no doubt many of the people attending today were middle-class there was an interesting gender and age divide.Olivia O’Leary posed a question at the start of her contribution: “Why am I looking at so few female faces?” Though it wasn’t quite as bad as a typical day in the Dáil chamber there were certainly more men than women in the audience.There were also a large number of people over-50s and under-25s, but no real contingent of the so-called ‘squeezed middle’ – people in their 30s and 40s who are said to be weighed down with troubled mortgages and lots of debt.3. The RA’s abortion stance was a big attraction for many in the audience: The two largest rounds of applause today were for when the issue of abortion was raised.In the morning, a gentleman in the audience pointed out that the RA’s entire existence is solely because of Fine Gael’s u-turn on abortion. Then as the day drew to a close and Creighton addressed the issue there was a huge round of applause:There was a significant number of prominent pro-life activists in the audience and the only other Oireachtas members we spotted today were Senator Ronan Mullen and TD Mattie McGrath, both strongly anti-abortion.But David McWilliams made light of the whole issue, joking at the end: “I think I must be the only pro-choice liberal in the place.”Afterwards, Creighton said she is “not concerned about it” and hit out at specifically the Irish Times, saying: “I think it’s concerned that perhaps that we mightn’t fit into their [Irish Times] agenda, that’s certainly how I would interpret a lot of the coverage of it in the last couple of weeks, but that’s fine.”4. But people were there for lots of different reasons: Political-junkies, Fine Gael members (disgruntled and non-disgruntled), ex-Fianna Fáil members, pro-life activists and many more turned-out today. As we found out earlier, they were there for many different reasons, ranging from a strong desire to a passing interest in some sort of political and societal reform.5. We heard a lot of old ideas, but some new ones too… All three sessions – political reform, health and economy – heard the usual complaints with the usual apparently common-sense solutions.For example, the morning’s political reform session heard old ideas about appointing non-politicans as minsters, term limits for TDs and abolishing multi-seat constituencies in favour of single seats so politicians can focus on national issues.But there were plenty of interesting and practical ideas too with the most popular policy idea from Blackrock clinic co-founder Dr Jimmy Sheehan. He proposed locating the National Children’s Hospital in Blanchardstown and criticised the government’s plan to locate it at St James’s Hospital as “the worst possible site in the country”. He got a standing ovation.During the session on the economy, there was a strong focus on small business and creating a “regulation free zone” for SMEs. That’s an area Creighton highlighted afterwards: “We will be launching a campaign focusing on encouraging people to support local business and that’s something that we’ll be rolling out in the weeks ahead.”5. … but nobody was talking about pylons:An event such as this might have been a lightning rod for anti-pylon campaigners, but the issue wasn’t discussed, nor raised. That’s perhaps not surprising given the location of the event.But those that came up from the countryside felt it should have been raised. When Tom McGurk said pylon talk should be avoided at the event, one audience in our earshot remarked: “It’s exactly what we should be talking about.”6. The contrarians and malcontents were few and far between Audience members’ participation was limited to two minutes per person, ensuring an orderly and constructive input from the floor and no rambling speeches that have no point, and no end.There was the odd silly comment, for example a gentlemen remarked that women do not have the “attributes” to put themselves forward in politics, but he was quickly smacked down by a woman who followed him. She described it as “the worst comment I’ve ever heard”.7. The conference was the talk of Twitter… and TDs: The day’s audience contribution didn’t get off to the best start when broadcaster Marc Coleman, in praise of Olivia O’Leary, remarked: “Even if you’re old, you’re still hot.”That didn’t go down well on Twitter, which was abuzz for much of the day with tweets from the event and those following it on their mobile devices. Even government TDs took time to address the conference: We also heard from one unimpressed minister – who was clearly keeping a close eye on our tweets. Or maybe they had spies in the audience.8. Not everyone thought there should be a new party… While the RA themselves remain open if not committed to forming a political party the audience sentiment ranged from a strong desire to have one to, as one audience member remarked, needing “a new party like a hole in the head’.9. … but ‘the pro’ thinks the beginning of a party looks like this: While many of the contributors were Irish-based the conference heard an interesting outside perspective from former David Cameron policy advisor, Phillip Blond, who later told TheJournal.ie: ‘This is what the start of a political party looks like.”Blond wasn’t being paid for his appearance and seemed genuinely interested and energised by what he was seeing in the RDS. His advice to the Reform Alliance? Start a political party and do it in the next nine months. “Go for it and win,” he said adding that that was his “professional opinion”.He said he’d be happy to keep on advising the RA about how to break the “oligarchy” of the State’s two main parties. If they are to form a party then they may well seek out his views. Afterwards, Creighton described Blond as “a very good political analyst and advisor”.But will she and the rest of the RA be taking his advice?Pics: Twitter and Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandFirst posted at 5.41pmWATCH: ‘I’m here to see if reform is actually achievable’ (videos)Read: ‘We need a new party like a hole in the head’: Conference discusses political and health reformlast_img read more

Google starts blocking access to Android tethering apps

first_imgDevice tethering is a feature we would all like the option to use on our smartphones, but the network operators want to limit and control. The reason? There’s money to be made in offering access to tethering as a separate data plan.For the uninitiated, tethering is a feature that allows you to connect multiple devices to the Internet using your smartphone or similar device as the access point. In real terms it just means that data plan you already pay for as part of your smartphone contract becomes more useful as you can use it with a laptop, for example. You could burn through your allowance very quickly using it in this way, but in an emergency or just for a quick surf it is an ideal solution.AdChoices广告AT&T has been in the news lately for warning subscribers who jailbreak their iPhones and use unofficial tethering. If it continues they will automatically be charged as part of a smartphone tethering plan. Now it seems as though the same is about to happen for Android smartphones, but carriers have a surprising ally in their battle to control tethering: Google.Rather than detecting which users are tethering their devices without a tethering plan, the carriers have instead talked to Google and asked it to kill access to all tethering apps in the Android Market. Google has complied making it much harder, if not impossible to now tether specific devices through an unofficial route. What devices are blocked seems to depend completely on what Google has been asked to block by each carrier.This compliance by Google has come as a big surprise for some because it skirts the edge of licensing conditions for keeping applications and handsets open on the C Block spectrum Verizon uses for its LTE network. In fact, Google is remembered for pushing the price of the C Block spectrum sale up past $4.6 billion in order to ensure those licensing conditions would be in place.The conditions state devices and apps can’t be blocked from using the C Block through a service. However, the app blockage is allowed as Verizon isn’t blocking access to any devices, just ensuring any such devices pay for an appropriate data plan. Google on the other hand is complying with a carrier request, not directly breaking the licensing conditions.Has your Android smartphone been blocked from accessing these apps yet?Read more at DroidLife and This is my nextlast_img read more

KUSIs Dave Scott dared to enter the Haunted Hotel

first_img October 29, 2018 Posted: October 29, 2018 Dave Scott, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: halloween FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – You can enter at your own risk…The Gaslamp’s Haunted Hotel has been ranked the scariest haunt in America, and this year it is featuring an all new “hell-elevator.”KUSI’s Dave Scott was brave enough to go live at the Haunted Hotel Monday evening, with more. KUSI’s Dave Scott dared to enter the Haunted Hotel Dave Scott last_img read more

EPA Courts Announce Decisions on Water Policy

first_imgTwo events in recent days may impact farmers as state and federal governments attempt to improve water quality. In the first, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule last week aimed at clarifying federal regulatory jurisdiction over isolated streams, wetlands and other water resources and withdrew a proposed guidance on the issue. The guidance document was criticized by farm groups when it was released in 2011, out of concern that it would allow EPA to claim jurisdiction over additional bodies of water. EPA now asserts that since the guidance document was not legally binding, this rule-making will bring certainty to stakeholders. The proposed rule has not yet been released.Additionally, a judge from the federal court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled this week that EPA must respond to a five-year-old request from environmental groups to consider tougher pollution controls on chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus in the Mississippi River basin. The judge agreed with environmentalists that EPA had violated the Administrative Procedures Act by failing to explain why it wasn’t necessary to issue new regulations. In this case, agricultural stakeholders supported EPA’s position that it should leave water quality regulations to individual states. If EPA ends up regulating, it could establish numeric standards for phosphorus and nitrogen runoff in each state, known as a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) standard. EPA has 180 days to issue a decision.last_img read more

House fire in Chefornak results in the death of Catholic priest

first_imgThe village of Chefornak woke up to a Wednesday morning fire that killed one person. Officials are investigating the cause.Listen Now Jesuit Father Theodore Kestler was a Catholic priest who divided his time between villages in the area. (Photo courtesy of Diocese of Fairbanks)Alaska State Troopers say that they received a call around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday saying that a house was engulfed in flames and that one person, identified as 72-year-old Jesuit Father Theodore Kestler, died in the fire. Efforts to save him were unsuccessful. Chefornak City Administrator Robert Jimmie said that Kestler lived alone in the house.Jimmie: Father Ted, I think he was alone.KYUK: Does he have family in the village?Jimmie: No.KYUK: And how long has he been staying there?Jimmie: Not long maybe… off and on. He was a rotating priest.Jimmie says that they are currently not seeking donations or help since no one other than Kestler lived in the house. He was known for being kind to everyone in the village.According to an article by Catholic Anchor, Jesuit Father Kestler was born in Tacoma, Washington along with his twin sister Mary Ann. He entered a Jesuit Novitiate in Sheridan, Oregon in 1964 and was ordained in 1975. Five years later he heard that there was a need for more priests in Alaska, and volunteered with two other priests to move north. In the years leading up to his death he took on various leadership roles in the state.When contacted Wednesday, Troopers said that a deputy from the Fire Marshal’s office was on their way to investigate the cause of the fire.last_img read more

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in fourth week of protests

first_imgA woman demonstrator lies on the ground after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest where Palestinians demand the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City April 20, 2018. Photo : ReutersIsraeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded 12 in renewed unrest on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as a series of protests in the enclave reached its half-way mark.Some Palestinians brought wire-cutters to cut through the border fence. As the crowd grew, Israeli soldiers called out warnings in Arabic over loudspeakers to individuals who approached the border fence.Despite the warnings, two Palestinians were killed and 12 wounded by Israeli gunfire, Palestinian health officials said, bringing the death toll in the past few weeks of protests to at least 33. Several hundred people have also been wounded by Israeli sharpshooters.Away from the border, Israeli-American Hollywood actress Natalie Portman announced she would not attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of “distressing” events in the country.The protests have been staged every Friday for the past month to push demands for Palestinian refugees to regain ancestral homes in what is now Israel. They are expected to culminate on May 15.The Israeli military had no comment on the latest events.The use of live fire has drawn international criticism but Israel says it is protecting its borders and takes such action when protesters come too close to the border fence.It accuses Hamas, the Islamist militant group which rules Gaza, of staging riots and trying to carry out attacks. Although the main protest campaign is intended to be peaceful, Gazans have hurled stones and burning tyres near the border fence.Some protesters on Friday fitted kites with cans of flammable liquids which they hoped to fly across the border and start fires in Israel.”We aim to distract the soldiers from shooting and wounding or killing our people. Israeli soldiers will be worried those fire-kites may fall on their heads or torch bushes around them,” said Mohammad Abu Mustafa, 17, who lost his right leg a few months ago after being shot by an Israeli soldier.”These kites also torch bushes and trees and not only cause them losses, but keep them busy trying to put out fires,” he said, leaning on crutches.Early in the morning, the Israeli military used a new tactic, dropping leaflets into Gaza warning residents to not approach the border. “The Hamas terror organization is taking advantage of you in order to carry out terror attacks. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) is prepared for all scenarios. Stay away from the fence and do not attempt to harm it,” said the leaflets scattered by Israeli aircraft in areas along the border.Hamas, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction, denies this.Packed InMore than 750,000 Palestinians are packed into the narrow coastal enclave. Israel withdrew its troops and settlers from Gaza in 2005 but maintains tight control of its land and sea borders. Egypt also restricts movement in and out of Gaza on its border.The protest campaign, dubbed The Great March of Return, is leading up to May 15, when Palestinians mark Nakba Day, or the Day of Catastrophe, commemorating their displacement around the time of Israel’s founding in 1948.It takes place at a time of growing frustration over the prospects for an independent Palestinian state. Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have been stalled for several years and Israeli settlements in the occupied territories have expanded.U.S. president Donald Trump’s decision last year to recognise disputed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital further fueled Palestinian anger.In an apparent sign of concern over the bloodshed on the border, the actress Natalie Portman, who was born in Jerusalem, said she would not attend a prize ceremony in Israel.In a statement, the Genesis Prize Foundation quoted a representative for Portman as saying: “Recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel.”It gave no further details of her reasons. But the foundation said it “admires her humanity, and respects her right to publicly disagree with the policies of the government of Israel”.Israel’s culture minister, Miri Regev, suggested the actress was supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to isolate Israel economically over its treatment of Palestinians. Israel sees the BDS movement as an attempt to delegitimise it.The Genesis Prize is awarded to individuals for excellence in their professional fields and “who inspire others through their dedication to the Jewish community and Jewish values”. (Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Editing by Ari Rabinovitch and Angus MacSwan)last_img read more

Electrical problem leaves residents without water

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? uThukela District Municipality would like to inform its clients of water unavailability in Ezakheni and the former ‘Indian’ area due to an electrical problem at the water plant.Eskom is on site trying to solve the problem.The district municipality apologises for the inconvenience.last_img

Costa Rican cupper wins World Coffee Tasting Championship

first_imgRelated posts:Almost half of the world actually prefers instant coffee Costa Rica’s best coffee comes from this hillside in Alajuela Morning caffeine fix gets cheaper as rains boost Brazil supplies Costa Rica’s best coffee hails once again from Naranjo A 29-year-old Costa Rican was named the world’s best coffee taster in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday.Juan Gabriel Cespedes beat out 36 other coffee tasters from around the world to become the first Latin American to win the 2015 World Cup Tasters Championship, an annual challenge hosted by World Coffee Events.“I believe that my experience helped me manage it very well and not let me get down at any time during the quarterfinals, semifinals or the final. Thanks to this, and God, today I’m World Champion,” Cespedes said, according to a statement from the Costa Rican National Coffee Institute (ICAFE).Competitors must use their sense of smell and taste to pick out slight differences in the coffees they taste as quickly as possible to win the championship. Eight sets of three coffees are presented to each cupper, two of which are the same. The taster must identify the most “odd” cups of the coffee faster than their rivals to advance, according to the WCE rules.Cespedes won the final round with a perfect score, beating out Mateusz Petlinki of Germany, Krisse McGregor of New Zealand, and Yoeri Joosten from the Netherlands.This was Cespedes’ third appearance at the competition. In 2013, Cespedes reached the semifinal round but did not advance.Cespedes got his start in coffee as a quality control taster at ICAFE’s research center in Barva, Heredia. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Turkey donates 100000 to CMP

first_imgThe Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) on Monday thanked Turkey for its donation of $100,000 (€83,500).It brings the Turkish financial assistance to the CMP to a total of €909,500 over the past 11 years, the CMP said.“This donation to the CMP Project on the exhumation, identification and return of remains of missing persons in Cyprus will contribute to the committee’s goal of identifying and returning as many remains of missing individuals as possible in order to bring an end to the suffering which has affected so many families for so many years,” the CMP said in a statement.So far, the remains of 870 missing persons have been identified and returned to the families for a dignified burial.You May LikeBrightStorySee what happens to your body when you have this for breakfast!BrightStoryUndoSoGoodlyHere’s Why Air Force One Beats Every Other PlaneSoGoodlyUndoHealthysoulmagSigns You Are Not Drinking Enough WaterHealthysoulmagUndo Companies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020UndoHigh temperatures increase risk of firesUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Ryanair announces new PaphosKiev route

first_imgBy Bejay BrowneRyanair has announced a new Paphos to Kiev route as part of the low-cost carrier’s 2019 summer schedule.The Paphos regional board of tourism welcomed the news in an announcement, and the expansion of the airline at Paphos airport.The twice-weekly flights connecting Paphos and Kiev will get underway in April 2019.The new fights are in addition to the new routes already announced, including those linking Paphos and Berlin.“The flights are of the utmost importance and upgrade the prestige of the destination, as well as Paphos international airport,” Nassos Hadjigeorgiou, head of the Paphos tourism board said.Last month Ryanair announced a new route from Paphos to Berlin Tegel, with a twice-weekly service commencing in April 2019.The tourist board also noted that the consolidation of Ryanair in Paphos and the new routes are expected to give further impetus to the economy and development of various sections of tourism as well as to the domestic market.In March, Ryanair announced 12 new routes from Paphos for winter 2018, increasing its capacity by 74 per cent over last year.The new routes now underway include Bournemouth and Liverpool and will contribute 940,000 passengers annually as Ryanair nearly doubles its operation in Paphos, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien told a press conference.Also introduced were twice-weekly flights connecting Paphos with Amman, Bournemouth, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania (which has been reinstated), Krakow, Liverpool, Riga and Tallinn. Flights are also being operated once a week to Dublin and Kaunas.The 15 total winter routes also include daily flights to London Stansted, Tel Aviv and Thessaloniki.Hadjigeorgiou said: “We are particularly pleased that Ryanair is constantly investing in Paphos with new routes that link the destination with high priority markets is greatly enhanced.”He added that Paphos is now closer to its goal of re-establishing itself as a year-round destination, enriching the mix of visitors and the various airports it serves.“We thank both Ryanair for the confidence it shows in the destination and the tourist industry in Paphos as well as Hermes airports and the CTO for their efforts to develop connectivity on the island,” he said.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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