The province is preserving a landmark pre-Confederation building in downtown Halifax by investing $2.25 million in repairs to the exterior of the Dominion Building, home of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. MLA Leonard Preyra made the announcement on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister David Wilson today, Nov. 16, as part of the province’s new capital plan to make life better for families. “Halifax’s downtown is known for its distinctive architecture and with this investment we are acting to preserve an important aspect of our heritage for coming generations,” said Mr. Preyra “By investing in crucial repairs to the Dominion Building’s exterior we’re ensuring that this historic building will continue to play an active role in the life of our capital city.” The extensive repairs involve replacing the sandstone on the exterior walls of the historic building. The work began earlier this year with replacement of sandstone on the Hollis Street facade and will continue on the George Street side of the building in the coming months. The building pre-dates Confederation and has been the home of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia since 1988. Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, it is part of an historic block of buildings that include nearby Province House. “The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the keeper of the provincial art collection and as such it is very important to have a safe and sustainable building in which to house it,” said Mark Bursey, chair of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s board of governors. “On behalf of the board we welcome this capital investment and are pleased that Nova Scotians and visitors alike will continue to have access to this significant cultural asset.” This is the second time in the province’s history that government is releasing some details of the capital plan before the spring budget. This sends a clear signal of what the province intends to do in the year ahead and gives the private sector greater opportunity to prepare for upcoming projects, resulting in efficiencies and cost savings for the province. The capital plan invests in projects that are most important to Nova Scotians like emergency rooms, schools, roads and hospital equipment.
Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement The cast of Deadpool 2 is still mourning the loss of Joi Harris, the stuntwoman who died last month during a motorcycle stunt on the film’s Vancouver, Canada, set.ET spoke with Zazie Beetz at the 20th Century Fox Emmys After-Party on Sunday night, where she got emotional over the death of her stunt double.“It really rocked our boat, and still is,” Harris, who portrays Domino in the action sequel, told ET’s Keltie Knight. “It changed a lot in our production, changed a lot in the film. That week, we shut down production for a few days and then we came together and it actually really did bring the cast to sort of to this same place… the crew as well.” Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO Advertisement
Here’s a look at some of the shows and movies we’re most excited to see. All dates subject to change:Black Monday – Jan. 20 (Showtime, Crave)Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg exec produce this series that takes us back to Oct. 19, 1987, a.k.a. Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history, and the aftermath that followed. Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle and Regina Hall star.Cardinal: Season 3 – Jan. 24 (CTV)Widowed detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and his partner Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) investigate a gruesome double murder that brings them precariously close to a doomsday cult with nothing to lose.Velvet Buzzsaw – Feb. 1 (Netflix)The horror-thriller from Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler, Roman J. Israel, Esq.) is set in the sinister art world of Los Angeles. “There’s a large cast and we’re moving around from person to person as we move through this world,” Gilroy told Business Insider. Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich and Rene Russo star.I Am the Night: Limited seriesJan. 28 (Bravo, available on Crave following its broadcast run)Inspired by true events, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins teams with Chris Pine in a story about an adopted teen whose investigation into her past brings her into the orbit of Hollywood’s most infamous crime — the Black Dahlia murder.Proven Innocent – Feb. 15 (Fox)Rachelle Lefevre and Kelsey Grammer topline this legal drama about a firm that goes to bat for the wrongly convicted.The Umbrella Academy – Feb. 15 (Netflix)Based on the Dark Horse comic book series created by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, this fantasy follows six 30-something “superheroes” who come together after the mysterious death of their billionaire adopted father. Ellen Page leads a cast that includes Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton.The Enemy Within – Feb. 25 (NBC, CTV)This thriller casts Morris Chestnut as an FBI agent who enlists an imprisoned ex-CIA operative (Jennifer Carpenter) to help track down an elusive spy.Whiskey Cavalier – Feb. 27 (ABC, CTV)“It’s an action-comedy,” series star Lauren Cohan told Postmedia last year. “I’m calling it an actioncomedy, but it’s a drama that’s very funny with some action in it.” Scott Foley (Scandal) co-stars.Street Legal: Series reboot – March 4 (CBC)This revamp picks up 25 years after the original series as Olivia Novak (Cynthia Dale) finds herself starting over at a small Toronto law firm. Original cast members Eric Peterson and Anthony Sherwood are also confirmed to return for special guest appearances.American Gods: Season 2 – March 11 (Amazon Prime)Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s bestselling novel, the battle between Old Gods and New Gods continues in the Toronto-shot series’ second season.Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 – April 5 (Netflix)Backed by her spiffy new hairdo that was unveiled at the end of part one, Sabrina and the colourful cast from Greendale return with the titular character wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, halfmortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the world we mere mortals inhabit.Game of Thrones: Season 8 – April (HBO, Crave)Winter is going to go a little longer this year. April will mark the beginning of the end for Game of Thrones fans. No one knows what mysteries the final season holds, but with a rumoured cost of $5 million per episode, the ending promises to pack a “summer tentpole-size” punch. “It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman tells Entertainment Weekly.Killing Eve: Season 2 – April 7 (Bravo)Fresh from her Golden Globe win, Sandra Oh returns alongside Jodie Comer in this thrilling crime drama that follows the MI5 agent Eve (Oh) and Vilanelle (Cormer), the psychopathic assassin she’s obsessed with. What does Oh like most about the storyline in season 2? “How Eve and Vilanelle’s relationship progresses and deepens,” she tells EW.Stranger Things: Season 3 – July 4 (Netflix)“One summer can change everything,” or so goes the logline for the spooky third season of Stranger Things. The season’s eight episodes are finding inspiration in the unlikeliest of places — Chevy Chase’s 1985 comedy Fletch. “The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies,” series star David Harbour told Variety of the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer. “And Fletch is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.” Expect a new setting for some of the action — Starcourt, Hawkins’ new mall. Also coming later: Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Disney+): Set in between the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi and 2015’s The Force Awakens, this new stand-alone series follows the adventures of a lone gunfighter played by Narcos star Pedro Pascal.The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access): Get Out director Jordan Peele is set to reboot the paranormal anthology series from creator Rod Serling. In addition to Greg Kinnear, Steven Yeun and Adam Scott, The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani will star in his own episode.By Mark Daniell Facebook Baby, it’s cold outside. Like really, really cold.So for the next few months, the wisest move might be to hunker down with the TV remote close at hand. And 2019 is looking to be another incredible year on the small screen, capped by the final season of Game of Thrones (in April), the series finale of The Big Bang Theory (May) and the return of Stranger Things (July 4).Fans of Big Little Lies, Ozark and Mindhunter can also expect new seasons this year. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Actor Billy Campbell plays Det. John Cardinal in a scene from the detective drama Cardinal. Advertisement Login/Register With:
In a letter to this month’s Security Council President, Mr. Annan informed the 15 members of his intention to appoint Pierre Schori, formerly Sweden’s permanent representative to the UN, and the Council was expected to reply by Wednesday, Mr. Eckhard said.Mr. Schori would replace Albert Tévoédjrè, who stepped down at the end of January as special representative and head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).Meanwhile, UNOCI said it detained and disarmed 87 men today who had launched an early morning attack against a checkpoint of the rebel Forces Nouvelles in a western village called Logouale. During the operation to restore calm, a UNOCI peacekeeper and two civilians were injured.UNOCI said it saw the attack as a setback to the peace process at a time when the international community, especially South Africa, and the parties in the country itself were working towards finding a political solution to the divided country’s crisis.It called on all parties to respect the ceasefire and the demilitarized zone.
“The Secretary-General welcomes the passing by Majlis al-Umma, Kuwait’s legislative body, of a law granting women for the first time the right to vote and run for parliament,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released in New York. The statement also congratulated the people of Kuwait “on this historic step.”
A number of buildings at Brock University’s Main Campus in St. Catharines will be shutdown for planned maintenance and utility upgrades this weekend.Welch Hall, Scotia Bank Hall, South Block, Walker Complex, Taro Hall, Alumni Student Centre, Plaza Building, Lowenberger Residence, Village Residences, Kenmore Centre, Harrison Hall and Rosalind Blauer Daycare Centre will all be powered down and closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, May 11 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12.All doors will be locked and swipe card access will be unavailable at these buildings during these times. These areas will also not have network or Wi-Fi connectivity (internet, email) during the shutdown.There will also be no phone service in Plaza Building, except for the emergency phones. Emergency phone systems in the affected buildings will be operational, however the outdoor blue strobe lights near these buildings will be out of service.For emergency-only access to any of these affected areas, please contact Campus Security Services (x3200) to make arrangements.In all affected areas, faculty and staff are reminded to clean out fridges and remove anything that is at risk of spoilage prior to leaving for the weekend on Friday, May 11.In the unlikely event that power cannot be restored to these areas by 10 a.m. on Saturday, information will be posted on the Brock homepage (under “News”). Every effort will be made to communicate this decision by 7 a.m.The rest of the University’s Main and East Campuses will have normal power and will be operational as usual.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joanne Phelan, customer service co-ordinator, at x3905; email@example.com, or Scott Johnstone, electrical services manager, at x3752; firstname.lastname@example.orgFacilities Management’s shutdown bulletin
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Father’s 4 Justice have campaigned for more rights for fathersCredit:REUTERS/Luke MacGregor One third (32 per cent) had experienced, or knew someone who had experienced, distress or mental health issues after being denied access to their children.Matt O’Connor, the founder of Fathers 4 Justice commented: “These figures, lay bare the appalling scale and reality of the challenges dads face on a daily basis. Denial of access to their children, estrangement and mental health problems for millions of men has become the norm.”One of the aims of the campaign group is to secure dedicated political representation for men and boys, in the same way that women have a Women’s minister. They are also calling for a fully funded ‘safety net’, focused on addressing the alarmingly high rates of male suicide, depression and other health issues linked to family breakdown.The ComRes poll found that nearly one in six dads, (17 per cent) had experienced challenges accessing their children, while a quarter (27 per cent) knew someone who had.“Since we started our campaign in 2001, our helpline has received in the order of 750,000 calls, roughly one every 15 minutes, from men, or their partners who are struggling with access after separation, depression and mental health problems, or who are being unfairly treated by a system that seems rigged against them,” said Mr O’Connor.“These fathers just want to be able to see their kids and not have to go through a lengthy and expensive legal process to make this happen.” CORRECTION: This article’s headline originally stated that four in 10 dads have not seen their children on Father’s Day. This figure in fact relates, as the article explains, to the proportion of fathers who have experienced this themselves or know others who have experienced it. We have amended the article for clarity. One in five dads have not seen their children on Father’s Day, a new poll has revealed.According to a ComRes survey of more than 1,000 fathers, some 37 per cent said they, or someone they know, have experienced not seeing their children on Father’s Day. 21% of fathers surveyed had experienced this personally. If this is indicative of the general population, some 2.3 million men will not see their children today.The survey, commissioned by the campaign group Fathers 4 Justice focussed on men with children aged 18 and under.It also found that one in five fathers, (20 per cent) feared losing, or had lost contact with their children, and 22 per cent knew someone who had experienced this.
Windies star Chris Gayle with Kings XI Punjab co-owner and Bollywood diva Preity ZintaSportsMax– Fresh off scintillating knocks for Punjab Kings XI Windies star Chris Gayle insists he is happy to repay the faith shown in him by the franchise and its team mentor Virender Sehwag who may just have ‘saved the IPL.’ The 38-year-old Gayle, who was close to having no takers in the IPL draft before being swooped up by Kings XI in the third round, has certainly proved to be a bargain so far with whirlwind knocks of 63 and 104 in impressive wins for the franchise. On Wednesday Sehwag took to social media platform Twitter to joke that Gayle selection might just have saved the IPL, the West Indian agreed.“I’m always determined. I always give it my all for whatever franchise I represent. I’m a 100 percent. Like I said, it’s a new franchise. A lot of people might say that Chris has a lot to prove – he didn’t get selected or wasn’t picked early in the auction. I think Virender Sehwag has saved IPL by picking me. This is a brilliant start,” Gayle said in a post-game interview on Thursday.Initially, Gayle who was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL, was expected to play more of a substitute opener role for the franchise, after his performances in the last two games, however, it could be time to reconsider those terms.“Viru said in an interview that if Chris Gayle can win us two games, we have got our money’s worth. I’d like to have another word with Viru and see what happens from thereon,” he added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPunjab quick Tye looks forward to bowling to ‘scary’ GayleFebruary 12, 2018In “Sports”IPL: RCB said they’d call me back, but they didn’t – GayleMay 1, 2018In “Sports”Gayle, Yuvraj worth the money ‘even if they win two-three games’ – SehwagMarch 13, 2018In “latest news”
Building on a world first demonstration of fully autonomous transportation of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) using trackless VirtuRail® trains at the Brenner Base Tunnel project, in Austria, in December, MobileTronics is setting new goals.The demonstration took place on the construction site ‘Ahrental’ of the STRABAG and Salini Impregilo-owned project, near Innsbruck, with the supply of the TBM realised by trackless trains. These rubber-tyred, about 60-m long trains consist of five single cars and enable continuous transport from the loading area to the TBM, via a 2.5-km long access tunnel set at a decline of close to 12%.MobileTronics’ VirtuRail System steers all 18 axles electronically, allowing precision handling where all axles follow the first in line. An additional driver assistance system guides the first axle automatically in the tunnel and is also used for obstacle detection. This system can guide the train around a 90°curve on 30 m radius at the end of the access tunnel.As MobileTronics’ Christoph Mueller and George Biro said, this autonomous operation did not take place in a closed special purpose area; all tests, as well as the showcase, took place in the regular working environment of the tunnelling construction site.Mueller and Biro said: “Extending the existing application to a fully autonomous system working safely in the tunnelling environment, from the technical point of view, would not require more than three to four months.“The main effort would be to install a central supervision workplace, which provides a central overview of the locations and status of the trains together with live video and the possibility for the remote operator to restart and manually manoeuvre in exceptional situations.”For future autonomous operation, the availability of a mechanical vehicle originally intended for fully autonomous operation, “with an optimised technical reliability of the underlying mechanic and hydraulic systems would be required”, according to Mueller and Biro.The company is also looking at completing a fully-electric operation as it looks to reduce emissions and boost environmental credentials. “This would also save significant cost for tunnel ventilation compared to diesel-operated machines,” the company said, adding that the electric vehicles were also likely to provide lower operating costs due to higher energy efficiency.“In the following projects, MobileTronics already has gained extensive experience in integration of battery- and hybrid-powered electric vehicles as well as in integration and configuration of the high voltage electric components including motors and frequency converters,” Mueller and Biro said.“The future VirtuRail trains, therefore, will be modular products made of reliable components designed for fully-autonomous operation, however with the option of manual operation from two cabins or only one driver cabin.”The applications for VirtuRail are not limited to TBM supply operations, with the trains potentially being used in mining for raw material transport: “In underground mines, for example, the use of rubber-tyred trains has the potential to replace dedicated train transport levels which will speed up the mining operations as the separate transport level does not need to be excavated before mass mining starts,” Mueller and Biro said.They continued: “Also in surface mining, VirtuRail trains have the potential to become an alternative to conveyor belt installations or traditional truck transport.”
Verizon Wireless customers could always trust that when their 2-year contracts were up, they would be able to get a discount from Verizon towards the purchase of a new device if they wanted to upgrade. The promotional discount ranged from $50 to $100 depending on the handset the customer wanted. Verizon has said they’ll end the program this month, and current customers with an upgrade coming will be able to get their discount one last time but then never again. This means that current customers will have to purchase upgraded phones at the end of their contract for the same pricing that new customers would pay, unless there’s a promotion that only new customers qualify for (in which case existing customers would have to pay the non-discounted price.) The only good news is that existing customers won’t have to pay full retail price for new phones at the end of their contracts, which for some smartphones can be several hundreds of dollars. [via CrunchGear]
Consommation d’alcool en hausse : l’OMS propose d’augmenter les prixFrance – Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), l’alcoolisme est en hausse chez les Français, et surtout chez les jeunes. Pour y remédier, elle propose une augmentation de la taxation des boissons alcoolisées ainsi qu’une réglementation plus stricte. Afin de “réduire l’usage nocif de l’alcool”, l’OMS entend restreindre la publicité vantant les boissons alcoolisées, mais également augmenter leur prix. En effet, l’alcool a tué 2,5 millions de personnes dans le monde en 2004, dont plus de 300.000 jeunes âgés de 15 à 29 ans. Ces derniers sont particulièrement influencés par les publicités promouvant les boissons alcoolisées, notamment celles associant “les marques d’alcool à des activités sportives ou culturelles”. De plus, ces spots publicitaires sont de plus en plus fréquemment envoyés via internet (courriels ou forums sociaux). L’OMS souhaite donc renforcer la réglementation à ce niveau.Le texte, qui propose “d’instaurer un système national d’imposition spécifique pour l’alcool, assorti d’un système de répression efficace”, a été adopté par 193 pays membres de l’OMS. Le 21 mai 2010 à 18:28 • Emmanuel Perrin
Climategate : une enquête conclut à l’honnêteté des expertsUne enquête indépendante britannique concernant l’affaire “Climategate” conclut à l’honnêteté et à la rigueur des experts du climat. Toutefois, les auteurs du rapport estiment que les scientifiques auraient dû partager leurs données avec les sceptiques quant à l’impact de l’activité humaine sur le réchauffement climatique.”Nous avons conclu que la rigueur et l’honnêteté des scientifiques ne faisaient aucun doute mais nous avons conclu qu’il y a eu une tendance manifeste à ne pas faire preuve de l’ouverture adéquate”, a résumé l’auteur du rapport, Muir Russsell, un haut fonctionnaire britannique à la retraite.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Cette enquête est la troisième qui a été menée suite la publication en novembre dernier, de plus d’un millier d’e-mails échangés par certains des plus grands climatologues du monde. Piratés dans les ordinateurs de l’Unité de recherche climatique de l’Université d’East Anglia, ces courriels prouvent selon les écolo-sceptiques, que les experts du climat auraient manipulé des données afin de confirmer la thèse du réchauffement de la planète, et de l’impact de l’activité humaine sur ce changement climatique. Une thèse aujourd’hui admise par la majeure partie de la communauté scientifique.Ces échanges avaient été publiés sur Internet en novembre dernier, juste avant le lancement du sommet international sur le réchauffement climatique, à Copenhague.Le 7 juillet 2010 à 16:31 • Emmanuel Perrin
Le 10 mai, c’est la Journée mondiale du LupusL’équipe du Dr House en a fait son diagnostic favori, Michael Jackson l’un de ses combats de santé, le Lupus systémique est beaucoup mentionné, souvent évoqué mais personne ne sait vraiment ce que c’est. A l’occasion de sa Journée mondiale, focus sur cette maladie étrange.Le lupus est une maladie inflammatoire touchant quelque 5 millions de personnes dans le monde et entre 20.000 et 40.000 en France. Les femmes en âge d’avoir des enfants sont davantage touchées par cette défaillance du système immunitaire qui se retourne en quelque sorte contre l’organisme en attaquant les cellules saines. Les manifestations cliniques diffèrent en fonction des organes atteints. On distingue de cette manière, le lupus discoïde qui n’affecte que la peau du lupus systémique touchant de nombreux organes dont le rein, la peau, le cœur, les articulations… Ce dernier, scientifiquement nommé Lupus érythémateux disséminé, se manifeste différemment en fonction des individus. Ces variations ajoutées à la complexité et la multitude des symptômes rendent le diagnostic extrêmement difficile. Des symptômes importants mais une origine inconnue Les plus courants, les fièvres, les douleurs associées à un gonflement des articulations, les troubles de la vision et bien d’autres signes peuvent se confondre avec différentes affections et biaiser ainsi le diagnostic. Des difficultés accentuées par le fait que les causes du Lupus restent à ce jour inconnues même si quelques facteurs semblent favoriser sa survenue comme les rayons UV, certain médicaments (procaïnamide, quinidine, hydralazine) ou encore des prédispositions génétiques.Les prises en charge du lupus ont fortement progressé grâce à plusieurs traitements médicamenteux le plus souvent non curatifs et plutôt dirigés contre les symptômes. Les anti-inflamatoires et en particulier les corticoïdes tels que la prednisone et la méthylprednisone s’avèrent assez efficaces pour traiter les effets de la maladie lorsque celle-ci touche plusieurs organes. Si le lupus atteint les reins ou le système nerveux, des immunosuppresseurs sont prescrits de manière à réprimer chimiquement les effets de notre système immunitaire.Une maladie mal connueÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au vu de la rudesse d’identification du Lupus et de la multitude des symptômes, les patients comme les médecins se heurtent parfois à l’incompréhension. Par manque de familiarité avec la maladie, les généralistes ne parviennent pas systématiquement à la déceler alors que les patients restent de leur côté, parfois plusieurs années sans consulter. Les diagnostics et par conséquent les traitements efficaces sont ainsi loin de profiter à tous les “lupiques”.Les progrès de la médecine ont clairement amélioré les traitements du Lupus, une maladie qui s’avérait jadis mortelle au bout de quelques années. Certaines formes sont cependant toujours très graves comme celles comportant des atteintes viscérales. D’autres restent plus bénignes à l’instar des formes cutanéo-articulaires.Cette journée proclamée en Angleterre par un comité international représentant 13 pays, a donc pour objectifs d’informer le grand public et les médecins ainsi que de développer les traitements en encourageant la recherche et en récoltant des fonds.Le 10 mai 2012 à 19:05 • Maxime Lambert
Former Inter Coach Frank de Boer has condemned striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa, saying that he has a poor ethical mindset to work and only about “thinking himself a superstar.”Gabigol was signed at the age of 20 from Santos but couldn’t impress. He scored just one goal without any Serie A starts. He has now been loaned out to Benfica where he had barely improved, before being returned to Santos on loan with an option to buy.“Gabigol thought he was still in Brazil and would walk rather than run,” De Boer told ESPN via Football Italia.“He wanted to receive the ball without running into space, he didn’t understand that he had to train hard. It’s no coincidence that with me he practically never played for Inter.De Boer does not believe in equal pay in sports George Patchias – August 13, 2019 Frank De Boer has said that equal pay for men and women in football is ridiculous.According to ESPN, The Atlanta United manager quite simply…“He has to look at himself in the mirror, prove every day that he can be the best or at the very least a good player, not thinking himself a superstar.“After all, he only won the Olympics with Brazil and that’s it… He has to prove to himself, his teammates and the Coach that he’s a good player.“The potential is there to be a fantastic player, as he has a great left foot, but European football is not the same as in Brazil. I hope he can learn that soon, otherwise it’ll be a loss for Brazilian football too.”
Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team “Caesars and The Wall have been great partners in providing a unique venue opportunity for our first qualifier in North America,” said President and Representative Director of Taito, Tetsu Yamada. “Their experience in eSports and entertainment coupled with state-of-the-art facilities will mean that our participants and their guests will have a first-class experience. In addition, eSports is anticipated to become an important attraction for the future IRs in Japan and Caesars is an ideal partner for us given its track record of innovation in the IR industry.”Taito, creator of legendary arcade game “Space Invaders”, has held Toushinsai in Japan since 2015 with last year’s event attracting more than 6,000 players. Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Jan Jones Blackhurst to leave executive role, join Caesars Board of Directors RelatedPosts Caesars Entertainment has announced a new partnership with Japanese arcade gaming company Taito that will see the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas host North America’s first ever Toushinsai e-Arcade sports competition in August.Set to be held in the Rio’s dedicated eSports venue The Wall, which opened in 2018, the event will feature teams of three facing off in single elimination battles on the classic arcade game “Street Fighter V”. It will also be live streamed around the world and shown in other Caesars eSports venues, with the winning team to receive a trip to Tokyo and automatic entry into the next Toushinsai in Japan in 2020.
Rafiqul Islam said the commission will take legal actions against the people concerned if the election campaign materials are not removed by Sunday midnight. Rafiqul IslamElection commissioner Rafiqul Islam on Sunday said the Election Commission did not give any directive to law enforcement agencies to gather information of probable presiding officers and assistant presiding officers, reports UNB.“However, the commission has given necessary directives to law enforcement agencies not to harass any probable polling officers in this regard,” said Rafiqul Islam while talking to newsmen at his Nirbachan Bhaban office.Replying to a question over BNP’s list of the politically-motivated cases submitted to the EC on Sunday, Rafiqul said the commission will scrutinise the list and then give directives to police not to harass anyone in such cases.“If there’re such cases, it’ll destroy the polls environment,” he said over the BNP allegation of their leaders and workers being arrested in false, fabricated and fictitious cases ahead of the election.In reply to another question over Awami League general secretary’s allegation over BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, the election commissioner said if anyone comes up with evidence and law permits the commission will take steps against the BNP leader over his reported video conversation with his party’s nomination seekers.
Today (September 13), Ladysmith residents are enjoying cold and wet weather in town.It is believed that this weather is not going to change soon and will continue until the weekend.According to a snow report, Saturday afternoon could see snow on the KZN Drakensberg and Eastern Lesotho, with falls intensifying in the late afternoon, with a couple of flurries possible in the EC highlands around Rhodes and possibly in the Kokstad and Matatiele areas too, continuing on and off through the night and into Sunday morning.Overnight and into Sunday morning, we are seeing more snow possible for the KZN Drakensberg and Midlands area, as well as Lesotho and the Eastern Cape Rhodes and Barkly East surrounds. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also, Matatiele and perhaps even Maclear.So, enjoy the cold while it lasts!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 andTwitter. Join us there!
Related posts:Canadian longtime expat goes missing in Costa Rica under ‘strange’ circumstances Family of US hiker disappeared in Costa Rica passes another dark anniversary US man missing since May, last seen in San José Update: Missing US tourist found dead in Costa Rica A U.S. man wanted by Costa Rican police for questioning in the suspected murder of a Czech woman here in 2010 wassentenced to three years in prison by a North Carolina court Wednesday for traveling with a stolen passport and aggravated identity theft.Costa Rican police have wanted to question William “Bill” Ulmer regarding the disappearance and suspected murder of Barbara Struncova, his then live-in girlfriend, since December 2010. Ulmer traveled back to the U.S. using the stolen passport of his brother, Wayne Jacob Ulmer, Jr., just days before Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) began to treat Struncova’s disappearance as suspicious.The Tico Times previously reported that the 31-year-old Struncova went missing after returning to her home in the Pacific beach town of Tamarindo from a party. Struncova’s friends told police they last saw her entering the apartment, which she shared with Ulmer and four others, around 1:00 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2010.Ulmer told friends that Struncova left that same night to travel to Limón, but they said they were unaware of any planned trip to the Caribbean.On Dec. 6, 2010, Ulmer asked his roommates to borrow a 9-foot long surfboard bag. Later that day he borrowed a car, supposedly to “drop off some things of Barbara [Struncova]’s” in Playa Hermosa. When Ulmer returned the car on Dec. 7, the car’s owner noted that the interior of the vehicle was “very clean.”Ulmer flew out of Costa Rica using his brother’s stolen passport the following Dec. 23. Struncova had been missing for 18 days when Ulmer left Costa Rica.On Dec. 30, 2010, an OIJ forensic team found “traces of apparent blood” in the room of the apartment that Ulmer and Struncova shared. The same luminol test showed signs of dragging between the bed and the room’s closet and then from the closet to the apartment’s door and then out to the garage. Investigators also found traces of blood in the car Ulmer drove.Laura Monge Cantero, international relations coordinator for Costa Rica’s Attorney General, told a U.S. investigator on July 1, 2016 that Ulmer was wanted for questioning in the case, according to court documents. Cantero admitted investigators did not have enough evidence to charge Ulmer with the crime and therefore have not requested his extradition.At this writing, Struncova’s body has yet to be found.U.S. police arrested Ulmer at the Denver International Airport in June 2015, reportedly as he was on his way to Hawaii on a honeymoon with his newlywed wife. On Sept. 25, 2015, he pleaded guilty to traveling with a stolen passport and aggravated identity theft.Diana Zimmerman, a friend of Struncova who wrote a blog about her disappearance, told The Tico Times Struncova was kind, smart and an animal lover.Zimmerman said the sentence was the best that could be hoped for considering the charges filed. Still, she said, “We were all hoping for a miracle and he’d be charged with something more than passport fraud.”Request for upward variance of Ulmer’s sentence: Facebook Comments
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