Mikmaq briefly block major New Brunswick highway

first_imgAPTN National News REXTON,NB–More than 100 Mi’kmaq and supporters briefly blocked a main highway in New Brunswick Saturday afternoon in response to an RCMP raid on an anti-fracking encampment Thursday.Shortly after 2 p.m. local time, waving red and white Mi’kmaq and red Mohawk Warrior flags a the group marched a few hundred metres from the remains of the raided encampment and first took over the Hwy 11 overpass that crosses above Route 134, which was once blocked and was the scene of Thursday’s raid by heavily armed and camouflaged RCMP tactical teams.The blockade lasted a little over an hour and ended amid rumours a heavy police reaction was headed toward the scene.An RCMP spokeswoman would only say the blockade occurred and that the force was “assessing the situation.”Hwy 11 runs north from Moncton to the Miramichi and onto Bathurst.Route 134 was not blocked, but remains reduced to one lane of traffic.The current blockade sits about 15 kilometres northeast of Elsipogtog First Nation, which has been at the heart of anti-fracking actions, and 80 kilometres north of Moncton.More to comelast_img read more

Cops for Cancer 2019 – Tour De North

first_imgThursday, September 19Team Breakfast – ChetwyndLocation: Riverhouse RestaurantTime: 7:30 amThursday, September 19School Visits – ChetwyndLocations: TBDThursday, September 19Elks BBQ DinnerLocation: Powder King Mountain ResortTime: 6:30 p.m.Friday, September 20Elks BreakfastLocation: Powder King Mountain ResortTime: 7:00 a.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The annual Cops for Cancer Tour De North will be passing through Fort St. John and communities in the region to complete their fundraising goal of $310,000.00.The Tour takes place each September, with a team of RCMP members and emergency services personnel, from across northern BC as they cycle over 850 km on the North/South route from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake.This year’s Tour de North 2019 Riders include; Friday, September 20Cops for Cancer BBQ – MackenzieLocation: RCMP DetachmentTime: 12:00 noonFriday, September 20Morfee Elementary School VisitLocation: MackenzieTime: 1:00 p.m.Friday, September 20Mackenzie Secondary School VisitLocation: MackenzieTime: 2:00 p.m.Friday, September 20Elks Cops for Cancer DinnerLocation: MackenzieTime: 7:00 p.m.Saturday, September 21Community BreakfastLocation: MackenzieTime: 7:00 a.m.Saturday, September 21Community Lunch – Bear LakeLocation: Bear Lake Community HallTime: 1:00 p.m.Saturday, September 21Cops for Cancer Team Dinner – Prince GeorgeLocation: Kordyban Lodge – catered by The Keg RestaurantTime: 6:30 p.m.Sunday, September 22Denny’s Team Breakfast – Prince GeorgeLocation: Denny’s RestaurantTime: 7:00 a.m.Sunday, September 22Cops for Cancer Team Potluck – QuesnelLocation: Masonic HallTime: 7:00 p.m.Monday, September 23Cops for Cancer Team Breakfast – QuesnelLocation: Integris Credit UnionTime: 7:00 a.m.Monday, September 23 – School Visit – QuesnelLocation: TBDTime: 9 :00 a.m.Monday, September 23 – Private Team LunchLocation: McLeese LakeTime: 2:00 p.m.Monday, September 23Cops for Cancer Team Finale Dinner – Williams LakeLocation: Mr. Mikes RestaurantTime: 7:00 p.m.Tuesday, September 24 – School VisitLocation: Williams LakeTime: 9:00 a.m.For more information contact; Erin Reynolds at 250-645-2365 or email; ereynolds@bc.cancer.caWebsite; CLICK HEREcenter_img Lenin Cruz, RCMP, ChetwyndChristiaan Dreyer, RCMP, Fort St. JohnSharon McLeod, Community Rider, Fort St. JohnMark Webber, RCMP, Fort St. JamesRyan Hobbs, RCMP, HoustonCurtis Davis, RCMP, New AiyanshRobert Hillhouse, Community Rider, Prince GeorgeKeasha Sjodin, RCMP, Prince GeorgeJessica Friesen, BCEHS, Prince RupertChris Fedoruk, Community Rider, QuesnelJoel Kooger, RCMP, Williams LakeThe following are the dates and estimated times for the riders and locations they will be stopping at along the September 2019 tour;Tuesday, September 17Send-Off from School Visit – Dawson CreekTime: approximately 930 a.m.Location: TBDTuesday, September 17Welcome Event – Fort St JohnLocation: TBDTime: 5:00 p.m.Tuesday, September 17Montana’s Team DinnerLocation: Montana’s Restaurant, Fort St JohnTime: 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, September 18Community Lunch – Hudson’s HopeLocation: Community HallTime: 1:30 p.m.Wednesday, September 18Community BBQ Dinner – ChetwyndLocation: Fire HallTime: 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

Killing of Iraqi journalists sparks condemnation from UNESCO head

6 June 2008The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today deplored the recent killing of two Iraqi journalists, and called for ensuring the safety of media professionals in the strife-torn nation. Expressing his outrage over the deaths of Wissam Ali Ouda and Haidar Hashem Al-Husseini, who were killed in separate incidents in Baghdad and in Diyala, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura noted that journalists in Iraq have been paying “an unacceptable toll” for their right to practice their profession. “Freedom of expression and the public’s right to know are essential for democracy and I urge the Iraqi Government to step up measures to improve the safety of media workers,” he stated. Mr. Ouda, a 32-year-old cameraman with Afaq TV, was shot by a sniper on 21 May as he was returning to his home in the Al-Obeidi district of Baghdad. The body of Mr. Al-Husseini, 36, a reporter for the independent daily Al-Sharq, was found on 21 May in a common grave near Baquba, 60 kilometres northeast of Baghdad. He had been kidnapped a day earlier and was then shot dead.According to Reporters Without Borders, these two cases bring to seven the number of journalists killed in Iraq since the start of the year and to 215 the overall media death toll since March 2003. read more

Sri Lanka to regain access to GSP plus from Friday

Granting access to the GSP+ scheme does not mean that the situation of the beneficiary country with respect to the 27 international conventions is fully satisfactory. Instead, it offers the incentive of increased trade access in return for further progress towards the full implementation of those conventions, and provides a platform for engagement with beneficiaries on all problematic areas. As is the case for all countries benefitting from GSP Plus, the removal ofcustoms duties for Sri Lanka will be accompanied by rigorous monitoring. (Colombo Gazette) As a result, he says the granting of GSP plus will be printed in the official journal on Thursday and Sri Lanka will have access to the facility from Friday. “At the same time, no one is pretending that the situation is perfect. The process of replacing the Prevention of Terrorism Act still needs to be completed. There are still too many incidents of torture, there are still children being forced into marriage, there are still laws that discriminate against sections of Sri Lankan society. We want to see an end to these practices. The EU will work closely with the Government and Non-Government Organisations torigorously monitor progress”.The EU noted that if Sri Lanka continues to make the necessary progress, then the country has the chance to benefitfrom the scheme until it achieves Upper Middle Income country status for three consecutive years. On current trends, that should mean that Sri Lanka will benefit from GSP+ until at least 2021. Sri Lanka is expected to regain access to the European Union’s GSP plus trade concession on Friday, the EU office in Colombo announced on Tuesday.The EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Tung-Laï Margue said that no EU country has objected to Sri Lanka being granted GSP plus. Meanwhile Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said granting GSP+ to Sri Lanka aims to provide the opportunity to develop further economically, including creating more and better jobs for all Sri Lankans, on a sound foundation that advances human and labour rights, and in a manner that is environmentally sustainable. It is also a vote of confidence from the European Union that the Sri Lankan Government will maintain the progress it has made in implementing the international conventions. The EU is Sri Lanka’s biggest export market accounting for nearly one-third of Sri Lanka’s global exports. In 2016, total bilateral trade amounted to almost €4 billion, and EU imports from Sri Lanka amounted to €2.6 billion. The removal of import duties will provide a total of immediate benefits worth in excess of EUR 300 million a year.The EU noted that the value of the scheme could be worth many times more, particularly if Sri Lanka uses the opportunity to diversify its economy.The EU is working with the Government to support the development of SMEs to achieve the standard required to export to the European market, and take full advantage of GSP Plus. The EU will also build on its existing work with the Government and NGO partners to ensure that the benefits of GSP+ accrue to as wide a section of the population as possible, including to areas such as the North and East that were most affected by the war and those areas in the south that have historically been the poorest. read more

Hamilton TigerCats announce their new Pigskin Pete

The Ticats have found their new Pigskin Pete!After an exhaustive search it was narrowed down to two followed by a vote and Geoff Connor was elected the new Pigskin Pete.The 36-year-old high school teacher and former professional wrestler who hails from the Beach Strip, is the man who’s now responsible for cheering on the Tiger-Cats in front of over 24,000 fans at Tim Horton’s field.He joined Tim Bolen on Morning Live for the first official Oskee Wee Wee.

UN agency sets up fund to channel donor financing for Afghan Interim

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today established a temporary fund to enable donors to provide financial support for the Interim Authority for Afghanistan during the next six months.Donors can contribute immediately to the UN Afghan Interim Authority Fund, which will be used to cover administrative costs and essential rehabilitation of administrative facilities. The money will also go to support the implementation of special responsibilities as outlined in the Bonn Agreement, as well as teachers’ salaries to ensure schools can re-open in March 2002.Meanwhile a senior UN official in Islamabad said that the donor meeting held last week in Berlin would be followed up by another meeting in Tokyo next year.Mike Sackett, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, told a press briefing that the UN was tackling a complex emergency of “immense magnitude” that required strong efforts from the international community.”In this connection a ministerial meeting will be held in Tokyo by the end of January, which may have a positive impact on further work in Afghanistan,” he said.The Berlin meeting of the Afghanistan Support Group (ASG) of donors reviewed critical issues such as the country’s humanitarian and security situation, as well as the reconstruction process now under way, Mr. Sackett said, adding that an ongoing needs assessment would be ready by the middle of January. read more

In UN report ICC urges Security Council support to enforce decisions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has had the busiest year on record, the body said in a report to the United Nations General Assembly, in which it also called for greater support from the UN Security Council.“UN Security Council referrals to the ICC – such as Libya and Darfur – risk becoming ‘futile’ without the necessary support to enforce the Court’s decisions,” the ICC said releasing its 2012-2013 report to the General Assembly.A total of 13 arrest warrants issued by the ICC remain outstanding – some since 2005 – for persons suspected of having committed genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.The Court also called for strong and consistent international support to carry out its mandate, stressing it is crucial that States “provide timely and full cooperation to the Court in accordance with their legal obligations, and that appropriate action is taken in case of non-cooperation”.In its report, the ICC also recognized the importance of cooperation with regional organizations, particularly the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU), as well as the Court’s continuing relationships with the League of Arab States and the Organization of American States (OAS).The Hague-based ICC is an independent, permanent court that investigates and prosecutes persons accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and is based on a treaty known as the Rome Statue. To date, 122 States have accepted its jurisdiction in investigations of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.The Rome Statute also reserves a role for the Security Council, which can refer situations to the ICC.In today’s report, the court said it is facing an increasing workload “investigating more allegations involving more suspects than ever before.” It noted that there are already eight situations under investigation and a further eight under preliminary examination, as well as ongoing cases at trial, appeal and pre-trial stages.The ICC Prosecutor, Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda, opened the latest formal investigation in January, concerning allegations of crimes occurring in Mali since January 2012. The case includes allegations of intentional attacks against buildings dedicated to religion and historic monuments, including those that have received World Heritage status. read more

UN launches global plan to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons

“Addressing the protection needs of the forcibly displaced and seeking solutions to their plight contribute to greater stability for countries and whole regions,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in a news release announcing the three-year Plan of Action.“The consequences of our failure to resolve internal displacement can be devastating,” he stressed.The framework, formally called the Plan of Action for Advancing Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (2018-2020), calls on all relevant actors to step up efforts to prevent, respond to and resolve internal displacement.The consequences of our failure to resolve internal displacement can be devastating – High Commissioner Filippo GrandiIt also proposes concrete activities to strengthen the participation of internally displaced persons in decisions concerning them, and expand national laws and policies on internal displacement as well as actions to improve data collection and analysis on displacements globally.By the end of 2016, more than 40 million people were displaced within their own countries due to insecurity or rights violations. An additional 24 million were driven from their homes due to disasters. Every year, an estimated 15 million people are also displaced by development projects.Bold and ambitious steps neededGiven this complex conundrum, “bold and ambitious” steps are needed, underscored Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons.“The Plan of Action seeks to galvanize a strategic dialogue, concerted action and adequate resources to address the plight of the internally displaced, while engaging them in the decisions that affect them,” added the independent expert.In the same vein, Mark Lowcock, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs committed that the Organization will continue to work with affected Governments and displaced persons to ensure that their needs are addressed.Leave no one behind“The international community has pledged to leave no one behind,” stressed Mr. Lowcock, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, noting that this promise must extend to all those displaced.The Plan of Action was drafted under the leadership of the Special Rapporteur, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Its launch coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, widely accepted as being the global standard for protecting and assisting internally displaced people. read more

Ohio State QB battle Things to know with a week until Virginia

Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett (left) and Cardale Jones (right). Photo Illustration by Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorWith Ohio State putting the finishing touches on preparation for its Labor Day season-opener showdown at Virginia Tech, most of the storylines surrounding the team over the offseason have been put to rest.The players who will be getting reps at wide receiver are set, redshirt senior Braxton Miller’s switch from quarterback to H-back is full-go and the replacements for the four suspended players for the opener are fairly clear.The one area that has still not been cleared up — as OSU coach Urban Meyer has promised it wouldn’t throughout the offseason — is which player will be under center for the Buckeyes: redshirt junior Cardale Jones or redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett.Barrett started each of OSU’s first 12 games as a redshirt freshman last season, throwing for 2,834 yards and 34 touchdowns. Though Barrett finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy, his starting job for 2015 was put in doubt after an ankle injury against Michigan allowed Jones to step in for OSU’s three postseason games.In those three games — the Big Ten Championship Game, Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff National Championship Game — Jones threw for 742 yards and five touchdowns.Now, in the week before OSU’s first game, Meyer insists the competition is ongoing, with no decision coming until “the first guy takes the snap” in Blacksburg, Virginia.Here is what members of the team had to say about the battle on Monday, exactly one week before the season commences.The delayed announcement is for the team, not the opponentWhile many speculated that Meyer was holding off on announcing the starter at quarterback until the beginning of the opening game with the intent of making the Hokies’ preparation for the game all the more difficult, the coach insisted that is not the reality.“I imagine if one of them was way ahead I probably would announce it, but they’re not, and it’s more for our team than who we’re playing,” Meyer said.Meyer said he is not worried about the team being out of sync from not being able to practice with a specific starter in mind because the two quarterbacks bring similar styles to the field.“If you look at J.T.’s game plan when he was our quarterback and Cardale, it’s very similar,” Meyer said. “There is a chance they’ll both play … in our mindset we’re game planning our offense and they’re both executing well.”The starter might not be the only one who gets snapsThe idea of using a two-quarterback system is something Meyer has hinted at exploring for months. On Monday, he said that experiment is still ongoing.“I don’t know yet,” Meyer said about the two-quarterback system. “We’ve still got time to decide. I think a lot of it is going to be in-game, how’s it going and do we need a change.”Meyer previously used a two-quarterback system in 2006 at Florida, when Chris Leak and Tim Tebow shared snaps. However, Meyer said those two brought very different styles, while Jones and Barrett are more similar.OSU offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said he does not know if a two-quarterback system is the best choice for the team, but it would delight him to see both players get to see the field each game.“I would say the benefit is having two high-level players on the field at the same time, and rewarding them for what they’ve given to this team, the program,” Warinner said.A player vote might play a roleAlthough the ballots were cast for captains and not starting quarterback, Meyer said on Monday that Barrett being selected as one of six team captains is something that speaks to the leadership aspect of the competition.“It’s a factor, but it’s not the factor,” Meyer said. “The guy that’s going to give us the best chance to move down the field is going to be the guy taking the snap.”Meyer said Barrett finished with the third-most votes on the team, behind a pair of seniors in linebacker Joshua Perry and offensive lineman Taylor Decker. Miller, redshirt junior safety Tyvis Powell and senior center Jacoby Boren round out the six.Camaraderie between the two remains strongWhile the idea of a head-to-head battle might make one imagine one person trying to stomp on the other’s feet after every step, Powell said it has been the exact opposite for Jones and Barrett, with the duo’s friendship and passion for the team trumping the power of personal interest.“They’ve just been the same people that they’ve been all summer,” Powell said. “They still play the game together, everybody’s calm, nobody really talks about the quarterback competition. They both rotate reps with the ones every day. They don’t even know (who will be the starter).“I think that no matter what, I think they’ve built a bond with each other, that no matter who the starter is, they’re going to support each other. That’s just how strong their bond is, they want to see the best for each other.”Powell said seeing the two have the best interest of the team and each other at heart has enabled the rest of the team to relax and not be concerned about who will get the job.The decision has been as difficult as advertisedAs soon as the dust settled from OSU’s national championship victory, the internal and external discussion began about who would be the best man for the job.At the time, it was a three-way competition, with Jones and Barrett also up against Miller, a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year who missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury.While the competition eased somewhat when Miller moved to the H-back position, Warinner said choosing between two quarterbacks who have proven they can win games and perform at a high level has been extremely challenging.“We’re not deciding between average and good. We’re deciding between good and good. We’re pretty good at both spots, so we’re trying to decide,” Warinner said. “Obviously they can execute in big games at a high level. That’s the thing that makes it tough, that makes it the most intriguing story.”Meyer said the way the two have composed themselves leading up to the opener has not made matters any easier.“I thought J.T. has always been a pro. I’m amazed at Cardale’s maturity, the way he’s handling his business,” Meyer said. “It’s really good to see a young guy grow up. I saw it last year and that’s continued.”Meyer and his staff have until Sept. 7 to select between Jones and Barrett when OSU is scheduled to open the season at Virginia Tech. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m in Blacksburg, Virginia. read more

Football Tim Beck reportedly goes south Ryan Day replaces

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) throws under the watchful eye of quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, left, at the Nova Care Center in Philadelphia during the team’s training camp on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Credit: Courtesy of TNSOhio State has hired Ryan Day, former 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach, as the new quarterbacks coach to fill in for Tim Beck. Day had previously worked with Meyer at Florida.Tim Beck, Ohio State’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, will go from Urban Meyer’s coaching staff to newly hired Texas coach Tom Herman’s staff. Beck, after two seasons with OSU, has been hired as Texas’ offensive coordinator.Beck’s reported move to the Longhorns comes just three days after OSU was embarrassed in the Fiesta Bowl 31-0 by Clemson. OSU’s offense, specifically in the passing game, has received scrutiny all year for occasional ineffectiveness.The report states that Beck will be in charge of the offense, along with the quarterbacks at Texas. The report has yet to be confirmed, however.Beck, an Ohio native, came to OSU from Nebraska before the 2015 season. Beck previously coached high school football as well.Redshirt​ ​sophomore​ ​safety​ Malik Hooker and co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell are also set to leave the OSU program for other opportunities — the NFL draft and Cincinnati head coach position, respectively. read more

Football programs building from the ground up

first_imgComing into the game with identical 0-8 records, Fort Vancouver and Hudson’s Bay did not attract a big crowd at Kiggins Bowl. The Fort Vancouver football team celebrated like it had won a championship last week at Kiggins Bowl when the Trappers beat Hudson’s Bay.Hugs.High-fives.At least one player dropped to his knees.That’s what happens when a team ends a 23-game losing streak.The Eagles, meanwhile, walked off the field 0-9 this season, with only one close game among those results — the 24-14 loss to Fort.As recently as 2007, the Trappers beat Columbia River. They made the playoffs in 2004.The Eagles beat Union in 2007. From 1999 to 2002, they had four consecutive winning seasons.For today’s Trappers and Eagles, that must seem like a hundred years ago.Fort Vancouver and Hudson’s Bay football have combined to win two games the past two seasons — each beating the other once.This past season, in their 16 games against other competition, the Trappers and Eagles were outscored 892-68, an average of 56-4.This is rock bottom.Parents have contacted The Columbian upset with Vancouver Public Schools, accusing the district of allowing too many athletes who live in the Fort or Bay boundaries to attend Skyview or Columbia River, the other two schools in the district.Alumni have expressed concerns with the athletic directors, disgusted over the direction of the football programs.And Fort and Bay administrators are frustrated with the perception that their schools are sub-standard.Some fans have opined that the two programs should leave the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League and go to an independent schedule, competing against similar struggling programs throughout the Northwest to gain some confidence.This week, The Columbian sat down with Bay athletic director Stoney Myers and Fort AD Dirk Hansen, as well as Mick Hoffman, who is in charge of athletics for all Vancouver Public Schools. The three addressed those concerns and established a foundation to build the programs:• One, the programs are not going independent. They are committed to remaining members of the 3A GSHL.• Two, the administrators have a plan.• Three, they all expect success. It will take years, it will take effort, and it will take a lot of things to change, but they say it can happen.last_img read more

High court skeptical of federal marriage law videoaudio clips

first_imgWASHINGTON — In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the decisive vote in close cases, joined the four more liberal justices in raising questions about a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that is being challenged at the court.Kennedy said the law appears to intrude on the power of states that have chosen to recognize same-sex marriages. Other justices said the law creates what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called two classes of marriage, full and “skim-milk marriage.”The federal law affects a range of benefits available to married couples, including tax breaks, survivor benefits and health insurance for spouses of federal employees.It still is possible the court could dismiss the case for procedural reasons, though that prospect seemed less likely than it did in Tuesday’s argument over gay marriage in California.last_img read more

Citing a Natural Brand Extension Saveur Launches a Wine Club

first_img “To be honest, it’s really just another way to connect with our audience,” Gregory Gatto, VP and publishing director for the Bonnier Lifestyle Group, tells Folio:. “We know from our research that they’re really interested in this.” Saveur wants to be your new sommelier. The Bonnier-owned food, wine, and travel magazine announced its entry into the membership club game with the launch of “Saveur Selects,” a curated, globally-sourced wine club in partnership with California-based winery and importer Terravant Wine Company. For $74.99 per shipment, members will receive four bottles of wine selected by Saveur’s editors, six times per year. Far more than simply an additional revenue stream to bolster the brand’s bottom line, however, the wine club is seen as a natural fit for Saveur and an added touchpoint for the brand that aims to position itself as an authority on taste. While other publishers may offer wine clubs at varying price points or with higher frequency, Saveur’s offering is intended to leverage the knowledge of its editors — and Terravant’s experts around the globe — who already aim not only to discover, but to tell stories about compelling cuisines and the cultures behind them as part of their day-to-day jobs. A major feature in Saveur’s October/November issue, for example, reveals the origins of the world’s oldest known winery, a 6,100-year-old site discovered in an Armenian cave in 2007.  “Our audience certainly appreciates wine, but I don’t feel like we are crushed by pretension,” Gatto continues. “Obviously, in the club, these wines are discounted. We didn’t want to make it out of reach for everybody. We’re going to be pushing people to try something new. It might be something outside of their comfort zone, and I think people are less likely to do that if its cost prohibitive.”center_img “It’s not just about the trendy thing right now, but the people, the place the culture,” says Gatto. “Our coverage of wine is also like that. People really like the discovery aspect of our coverage. We want to find these little cult gems that are out there.” Only a few weeks in, it’s too early to tell the extent to which Saveur’s audience will embrace “Saveur Selects,” but Gatto is optimistic that the club’s competetive price point will provide a large enough tent for the brand’s mostly affluent, Gen-Y audience. Forging new connections with readers off the printed page (or smartphone) is imperative, says Gatto, who emphasizes the vital role of editorial curation in the selections — giving members the same sense of discovery provided by Saveur’s content and pushing them to step outside of their comfort zones. Each shipment will include tasting notes, recipe pairings, and, most importantly, stories around the people, culture, and history from which each bottle is sourced. New members can receive the first shipment, two bottles each of a 2014 Petite Sirah from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and a 2015 Gewüerztraminer from Washington, up until the second shipment is released in November.last_img read more

Pics Swimsuitclad Priyanka Chopra flaunts her curves like a boss

first_imgSwimsuit-clad Priyanka Chopra chills by poolsideInstagramPriyanka Chopra is having a gala time with her hubby Nick Jonas as they are vacationing together. The actress recently posted some sizzling photos from the trip.The diva posted a number of photos on Instagram thanking Nick for clicking the pictures. Wearing a white swimsuit, Priyanka looked a complete stunner in the photos.Flaunting her curves by the pool side, the actress looks extremely sexy. Crediting her husband for the clicks, she captioned it as “Best use of a vacation. The hubby taking pictures. Lol”.Priyanka is often trolled for marrying a man who is 10 years younger to her. However, she never gets bothered by those negative comments. She always posts happy pictures and videos that reflects the kind of bonding she has with Nick.Meanwhile, she will soon be seen in The Sky Is Pink. Directed by Shonali Bose, the movie also features Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. It is slated to be released on October 11 this year.last_img read more

The Flash Season 5 Ep 13 Recap The Flash Slows Down for

first_imgStay on target Another week, another plan to defeat Cicada that doesn’t really go anywhere. This time though, the Flash spends most of the episode completely powerless. Surprisingly, it works. This oddly Flash-less episode ended up being one of the season’s most exciting, despite ending pretty much the same way the last few Cicada-themed stories have. With the team going back to square one after their big idea of the week fails. But hey, it’s, like, about the journey, man.Cisco remains completely offscreen for anther week, presumably continuing to work on the metahuman cure in his own personal fortress of solitude. Thanks to his research, they have a finished cure. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as putting it in a dart and injecting him with it. They need to get Cicada to sit still for a full minute. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a MacGuffin that does exactly that. The Flash and Elongated Man need to go undercover to speak to a black market weapons dealer about buying a Neuro-Stasis Field Generator. What does it do exactly? Doesn’t matter. It will immobilize Cicada somehow, so Team Flash needs it. Barry and Ralph find out the secret location of the underground weapons market from the most Oirish man in Central City. Upon arrival, they’re immediately placed in power dampening cuffs, rendering them both powerless for the entire episode.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Neil Webb as Gat — Photo: Katie Yu/The CWThat’s what makes this episode so interesting. Unable to use speed or stretchiness, Ralph and Barry have to get by using only their wits. Taking a superhero’s powers away is always a good excuse to try something new with the hero, and this episode uses the trope to great effect. It’s so much fun watching Barry put on a tough guy act. We get to see it so rarely, and Grant Gustin plays his awkward uncertainty well. It’s clear this is a muscle Barry doesn’t get to exercise often. He nearly blows their cover trying to buy up every cop-killing weapon before real bad guys get their hands on them. Ralph reigns him in, and brings him to a meeting with Goldface, the villain of the week who has the tech they need. Goldface doesn’t trust Barry initially, but Barry makes himself out to be some supervillain mastermind behind every major crime in Central City. Damn Barry, I didn’t know you had that in you.Goldface has Barry and Ralph do a job for him in exchange for the field generator. He wants them to steal an 3D printer that prints organs before it reaches a hospital. Man, that’s kicking puppies-level evil. The moral dilemma here is entirely predictable, but it’s still fun to watch it play out. Barry and Ralph being powerless adds a ton of tension and stakes to a fairly basic plot here. Ralph asks Barry if he’s OK to go through with it, and Barry says The Flash has to get his hands dirty to beat Cicada. The ends justify the means. Ralph doesn’t like hearing the good and pure Barry Allen talk that way, so he locks him in the truck while the rest of the team goes to steal the organ printer. Ralph Dibny is already a little crooked, he reasons. Of course, we know he’s not that crooked. As soon as he realizes he’s stealing organs, and therefore a chance at life, from a bunch of sick kids, he turns on Goldface’s men, knocking them all out and taking their weapons.Damion Poitier as Goldface, Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen — Photo: Katie Yu/The CWThis gives us the best scene of the episode. Barry and Ralph still don’t have their powers, but they have to fight through an entire building of henchmen. They take a couple of cop-killing laser guns and set them to stun. A setting these weapons apparently have, for some reason. Whatever, setting to stun is just an excuse for the good guys to have an awesome gunfight and still keep their bodycount at zero. And what a cool gunfight it is. Everyone involved in shooting this scene clearly had a lot of fun making it, and it shows. In the end, they have to fight Goldface, a metahuman impervious to the stun rays thanks to his gold-covered skeleton. It’s exciting watching Barry use his wits, rather than his speed to defeat a supervillain. He goads Goldface into using his gold chain whip on Barry. Barry dodges out of the way at the last second, causing the whip to strike an electrical box. The shot of the gold melting out of the villain’s face is surprisingly gruesome for this show. So much so that it almost feels like a cop-out when Barry checks his pulse to reveal he’s still alive. OK sure, the man who just vomited gold out of every orifice is perfectly fine. But I guess Barry Allen has to remain pure and good somehow.They aren’t even the only people running up against a supervillain without any powers this episode. Iris launched her newspaper, but it’s being called boring by… some guy that reviews local blogs in Central City I guess? You’d think a blog reviewer (do those exist?) would be able to design a better website himself. Then again, I review TV shows and sure as hell can’t make one, so glass houses and all that. Iris decides the way to make her blog pop is to write about the supervillain terrorizing Central City this season. It worked with DeVoe, why wouldn’t it work with Cicada. She gets a lead on a potential hideout, and ends up having to hide when the man himself unexpectedly comes home. Iris just barely avoiding detection is effectively harrowing and heart-pounding, but it’s nothing compared to when she gets caught.Chris Klein as Orlin Dwyer and Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CWThis scene is why I love the Iris stories so much. She (generally) has no powers. All she has is her smarts and reporting skills. Cicada catches her as she’s running out the door, and she pretends she just walked in. She claims she’s there to interview him about lead in the water. A simple scene of the two of them sitting at the kitchen table is incredibly tense. You feel like she could be found out at any minute. And she is when she grabs her purse on the way out. Cicada notices she didn’t have the bag when she came in. With the Flash and Ralph busy with their own fight, Iris has to battle Cicada herself. That’s where we remember she can hold her own when she needs to. Cornered in the kitchen, she grabs a knife and stabs Cicada in his chest wound. That incapacitates him long enough for her to get away. When the whole team is back together, she shares the discovery. To get Cicada to sit still long enough to administer the metahuman cure, they have to attack his chest wound. The only question is will this lead to the actual solution, or will they give up on it in a week like they have every other plan?It is a little weird that Nora’s story ended up feeling like such an afterthought despite bookending the episode. Eobard Thawne gives her advice on how to throw off Sherloque Wells, who’s getting to close to discovering who she’s working with. That advice: Set up a scenario where he’ll meet the woman he falls in love with in every universe. She brings Sherloque to Jitters and makes him bump into Renee Adler (get it? GET IT?). He initially creeps her out by deducing everything about her, making her think he’s a stalker. Again, the episode sets up this plot to be a much bigger deal than it is, but really it’s just comic relief. Fortunately it’s funny comic relief. Especially when Iris tracks down Sherloque’s ex-wives to ask why they fell for him in the first place. It turns out they all talk to each other, they’re all after him for back alimony payments, and they’re all different versions of Renee Adler. This is taking having a type a bit too far.Kimberly Williams – Paisley as Renee Adler and Tom Cavanagh as Sherloque Wells — Photo: The CWIn the end, he proves to this Earth’s Renee that he’s just a good detective, and not a stalker. The two agree to go out on a date, which means that Nora and Thawne’s plan, whatever that is, can continue unabated. So it’s another wait for next week and see. This episode had a lot of those, but it wasn’t as obnoxious as it usually is. That’s just how fun and well-written the stories were this week. Sure, the destination was a bit nonexistent, but hey, we enjoyed the journey.The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.Previously on The Flash:The Flash Season 5, Episode 12 RecapThe Flash Season 5, Episode 11 RecapThe Flash Season 5, Episode 10 Recap Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis last_img read more

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first_imgFCC head has ‘serious concerns’ with Sinclair-Tribune deal FILE – In this Monday, May 1, 2017, file photo, the WGN Radio sign appears on the side of Tribune Tower, in downtown Chicago. The Federal Communications Commission will review Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune’s television stations after its chairman raised “serious concerns.” (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune’s television stations.Sinclair wants to buy Tribune Media and its 42 TV stations, including KTLA in Los Angeles and WPIX in New York. To address potential antitrust concerns, Sinclair has said it would sell stations to several buyers.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says Sinclair might still be able to operate the stations “in practice, even if not in name.” One potential buyer is the Cunningham Group, which has ties to Sinclair’s founding family.Pai is ordering a hearing on Sinclair’s proposed acquisition of Tribune. Even ordering a hearing could stop a potential deal. The last deal an FCC hearing blocked was a 2002 merger of satellite TV companies DirecTV and Echostar.center_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2018 11:53 am PDT Last Updated Jul 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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