-30- PICTOU COUNTY: Trunk 6 Trunk 6 is reduced to one lane in many areas today, Jan. 25, toallow for snow removal. Traffic will be detoured through RiverJohn Road. Traffic control will consist of signage. Local area office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049
REGINA – A school day for six-year-old Hunter Sasakamoose can start with lighting a fire for breakfast and end with doing math by candlelight.In between, the boy learns life skills such as hunting and fishing as well as first-hand science lessons about how rain soaks into the ground to help grow the plants he’s harvesting.His education combines lessons from his ancestors on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan with the curriculum of his peers in Regina, where he goes to school half the year.He’s taking part in land-based learning and his mother, JoLee Sasakamoose, is his teacher.“We have this ability to just live and have the school be a part of how we are living,” she said.“The lessons evolved really naturally.”Sasakamoose, an education professor at the University of Regina and research director with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, grew up with land-based learning on the M’Chigeeng First Nation in Ontario. Those lessons have influenced her work as a professor and how she is raising her child.Hunter was enrolled in Prairie Sky School — a Waldorf-style school with a focus on art, community and nature — but when Sasakamoose was on sabbatical from her teaching position, she wanted to bring education onto the land where her son’s relatives have always found their teachings.It meant a unique style of home-schooling in a cabin with no electricity or running water, about 400 kilometres north of Regina.Land-based learning has always been a part of First Nations culture. It encourages critical thought through interaction with the land, an understanding of nature and its relation to science — all the while connecting with and celebrating Indigenous culture.In Winnipeg, three schools created a land-based education initiative for the 2016-17 school year. In Saskatchewan, the Treaty 4 Education Alliance brought in land-based education programs in 2017.The Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning in Yellowknife has offered university credits for land-based programming since 2010.Kate Kent, who recently organized a land-based education conference in Winnipeg, said schools and educators are incorporating such learning into curriculums since the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools. Many of the commission’s 94 recommendations focused on education, culture and language.“There’s so much intergenerational effects from residential school, so looking at reconciliation and moving forward, this is taking steps to try and fix what was done in the past,” Kent said.“It’s important for our young people to learn on the land, instead of sitting in the classrooms for eight hours a day, in order to bring the cultural awareness back into our peoples.”Sasakamoose said it was important for her son to learn outside of an institutional environment because they are descendents of residential school survivors.“We have it in our bloodline,” she said.“I don’t want my son to know that (type of education.) I want him to know a natural way of interacting with the environment as long as possible.”Hunter has now returned to his Regina school, where all the other students were excited to hear about his land-based learning, which he shared on a special Facebook page he created when it began in July.In one of his last posts from Ahtahkakoop, the young boy points to thoughtfully laid out logs, rocks and leaves. It’s part of STEAM teaching — science, technology, engineering, art and math — where he was required to build a fairy house.“This is my fairy house,” he said with a beaming smile, pointing to different areas. “This is the sitting area with the rain log so the rain drips down and so it doesn’t hit you in the face.”— By Kelly Geraldine Malone in Winnipeg
Rabat- The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), an offshoot of Morocco’s domestic intelligence agency (DGST), arrested in Safi a French woman of Moroccan origin accompanied by a Moroccan man who used to live in a European country for trying to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.Investigations show that the arrested individuals were imbued with Jihadism and they were preparing to perpetrate terrorist acts in Morocco and abroad after they have pledged allegiance to the so-called Caliph Abou Bakr Al Baghdadi, the Ministry said.This arrest is part of preventive efforts led by Moroccan security services to counter the terrorist threat facing Morocco and its partners, the same source said. The two arrested individuals will be brought before justice for further investigation under the supervision of the general prosecutor.
Fans cheer as players run onto the field at Ohio Stadium before a game. Credit: Lantern file photoBeer will now be for sale at concession stands throughout Ohio Stadium during the 2016 football season, the university announced Wednesday. The decision to make it available stadium-wide comes after a one-year pilot program in 2015, in which beer was available for fans with tickets in the club and suite levels of The ’Shoe.Miller Lite and Coors Light will be the two domestic options available. It will be $8 for 16-ounce cans. Local craft beers will also be for sale, including brews from Land-Grant Brewing Company and North High Brewing, Jenn Sutherland, senior director of communications at Levy Restaurants, the stadium’s official food and beverage provider, told The Lantern. The craft options will be $9 and four concession stands dedicated to the craft brews will be created at the stadium. Revenue generated from the sales will be used to fund two full-time positions within the university’s police department, the release said. The annual cost of the positions is estimated around $300,000. They will not just be for game-day safety.“The safety of our campus community, including fans and visitors, is our number one priority,” said Craig Stone, the chief of OSU police, in the release. “Thanks to this partnership with the Department of Athletics, two new, full-time officers will bolster our security presence and enhance campus safety year-round.”Furthermore, $50,000 from the beer-related revenue over the next two years will go to fund research being conducted by John Clapp, a professor and director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery at OSU. The research explores alcohol consumption and the way it impacts the culture at events. Remaining revenue will be directed to the athletic department’s general budget to assist in funding student-athlete initiatives, such as study abroad and community-service programs. OSU becomes just the second school in the Big Ten to sell alcohol to the general public at football games, according to a list compiled by USA Today. In-state counterparts Akron, Kent State, Cincinnati and Toledo already offer beer.In addition to the sale of beer, the university also announced in the release that bags larger than 5x8x1-inches are no longer allowed at games. Clutches and wristlets roughly the size of a hand will be permitted. “We are confident this new policy will create a safer environment for our fans,” Stone said. “We also believe the policy will expedite the process of getting our fans into the stadium and to their seats.”The bag policy is also in effect for the Buckeye Country Superfest from June 18-19 and the International Champions Cup soccer match July 27 at Ohio Stadium.Editor’s note: This story has been updated with information on beverage options and pricing.
In general, the rule is “if you want to keep something private, don’t post it on the Internet.” That’s clearly the case with Google Profiles starting July 31st.According to a note in the Google+ help pages, private Profiles have an inherent problem: they don’t allow people to find and connect with their posters. That’s a bad thing, says Google, since Profiles is “best used” to facilitate those connections. In order to give things a nudge in the right direction, Google is going to delete all private Profiles at the end of the month.That means between now and then you have three choices if your Google Profile is currently set to private. You can either go public, you can delete your profile yourself, or you can do nothing — in which case Google will happily purge your profile for you.Ultimately, it’s all to do with the impending release of Google+, the company’s long-overdue foray into the world of social networking. Like Facebook (or indeed any other large-scale social network), it’s the ability to quickly and easily connect to and interact with large numbers of friends and acquaintances that will make Google+ worth using. Since Google has deemed private Profiles a speedbump on the road to Google+ success, they’re ripped out and smoothed over.Google’s note reminds that it’s not all that bad to go public. The only information that must be displayed is your full name and gender — everything else in your Google+ profile can be set to share only with those contacts and Circles you choose (if you need a hand figuring out how to do this, check out the Google+ Cheat Sheet).This change certainly doesn’t seem like it should cause a big fuss, but what’s your take on the situation, Geek readers?More at Venturebeat
NFC (Near Field Communication) is one of those technologies that has spent a lot of time sitting in the wings, biding time, waiting for its big scene. The tech has been there for a while, but adding it to enough smartphones and retail outlets to make an impact has been quite the process. After all, both pieces of the puzzle need to be in place before either will benefit.In these scenarios, the world often looks to Apple. MP3 players were around before the iPod, but nobody cared. Smartphones were reserved for geeks and businesspeople before the iPhone. Tablets — albeit clunky, Windows-running, stylus-equipped tablets — went unnoticed long before the iPad hit the scene. The same could be the case with NFC mobile payments.Apple knows this, and is probably planning something big. Logic alone could tell us this, but there are also patents to prove it. PatentlyApple has broken down Apple’s history of patents relating to “iWallet,” counting no fewer than 23 patent claims relating to an Apple NFC payment system. The first of these patents dates all the way back to three years ago, showing just how long-term of a plan this has been for Apple. A key patent out of that group, detailing NFC in the iPhone, has just been granted.What the series of patents adds up to is a payment system that would use the iTunes billing system for these mobile payments. Google Wallet has had trouble getting off the ground, due to the wireless carriers’ rival Isis payment system, but Apple is in a more powerful position. There are more than 200 million credit cards stored in the iTunes Store, and — with its fervent worldwide following — Apple would be primed to directly butt heads with Isis, Google Wallet, and any other entrants in the burgeoning NFC field. As much as Verizon and company would like to block iWallet, Apple is probably the one company the carriers can’t bully into submission.In typical Apple fashion, the service would be tightly integrated into iOS, would be dead-simple to use, and would collaborate with iOS’ calendar app, Siri, and perhaps an upcoming movie ticket app. Though (as is the norm with Apple) nothing official has been announced, many expect NFC and iWallet to make their collective debut with the iPhone 5 later this year.via Patently Apple
You’d probably expect those in the upper echelon of Google’s management to be staunch advocates of its own products like Chromebooks and Android phones. Turns out that’s not always the case. Executive chairman Eric Schmidt, for example, uses a BlackBerry instead. Despite its struggles to maintain market share around the globe, it’s got to make the men and women in Waterloo smile from ear to ear to know that Eric Schmidt of all people, hasn’t replaced his BlackBerry with an Android device.When asked why, Schmidt explained he’s still using a BlackBerry because he loves keyboards. His reply wasn’t meant as a dig on companies like Samsung, LG, HTC, or Motorola — all of whom have built QWERTY devices that run Android. There have been plenty of Android QWERTY phones over the years, really, so Schmidt’s not just using his BlackBerry because he likes keyboards. He’s either addicted to the whole BlackBerry productivity experience or hasn’t been impressed enough with the Android options Google’s partners had presented so far to make the switch.You’ve got to believe that Schmidt at least thinks it’d be a good idea to go Android. He’s not exactly instilling confidence in his own products when he’s seen whipping out a competitor’s device by the general public.Schmidt spilled the beans about his phone preference at the Activate conference in New Dehli, where he also offered an additional zinger: he thinks the iPad mini is too small. The full-sized iPad, he feels, is a superior tablet. It’s another curious statement considering how much success Google itself has had with smaller tablets. The Nexus 7 is one of the most popular Android-powered tablets ever made, after all.It could be that Schmidt was only stating his impressions of the two Apple tablets and not throwing all smaller slates under the bus. Then again, this is the man that was CEO of the company that develops Android… and he still carries around a BlackBerry.
Cannabis worth €500,000 seized outside shopping centre in Kildare Two men were arrested at the scene. GARDAÍ FROM THE Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized 25 kilos of cannabis herb valued at €500,000 following the search of two vehicles at a shopping centre close to Kildare town yesterday.The search took place shortly before 7.30pm.Two men, both in their late 30s, were arrested at scene. They are currently being detained at Naas Garda Station detained under section two of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act.Read: Why do we have a census? Here’s what the statistics are used for By Órla Ryan http://jrnl.ie/3326446 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 33 Comments Apr 6th 2017, 7:59 AM Image: Garda Press Office Share23 Tweet Email1 16,701 Views Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 7:59 AM Short URL Image: Garda Press Office
We now know more about the Nintendo Switch than we did a few days ago. Nintendo gave a presentation about its new system, and the day after Jordan Minor and I actually got hands on the system at a preview event in New York (you can read his account here and my own preview on PCMag.com). It looks like a promising game system you can use as both a home console and a handheld, and we’re both pretty excited.Which is why we’re going to pick apart exactly how Nintendo is screwing up. Because hoo boy, they are working hard at reminding us just how good they are at dropping the ball. It’s like Nintendo has a quota of stupid choices it has to make for every success it gets.The System Looks NeatI know this won’t stave off fanboys defending or gloating about every one of Nintendo’s mistakes, but I still have to try: The Nintendo Switch itself is a really interesting concept that, as a platform, looks like it could be a big success. More importantly, after trying it out, I’m personally excited about getting it in my hands for a longer period of time next month. It’s a great idea that Nintendo seems to be nailing in many ways.Subscription BallsThat said, Nintendo pulled one of the most colossally arrogant Nintendo moves I’ve ever seen with its announcement of a paid online service. Seriously, the balls on this company. Making the Nintendo Switch Online Service a paid subscription to play games online and have any communication with other players? After Nintendo lagged behind the rest of the video game industry literally a decade in providing any sort of online service. That takes balls so big Lemmy Koopa could throw them at you during a boss fight.The idea that an online service requires a subscription to play online is nothing new. Xbox Live has been doing it since 2002. PlayStation Network started requiring a subscription for online multiplayer with the launch of the PlayStation 4. The problem is that Nintendo has done absolutely nothing to earn that subscription fee yet. And, from the promises it’s been making, it really isn’t trying to.Nintendo has historically offered the clunkiest, most convoluted online gaming experience in the industry. The Wii U gave us some great online games like Super Mario Maker and Splatoon, but even in them, basic features like custom matchmaking and user searches have been poorly implemented or even simply not present at launch. Now Nintendo is promising an “Online Lobby and Voice Chat app” to go with “Online gameplay,” and for that, it’s going to ask for a monthly or yearly fee.To be fair, online multiplayer will be free for Switch users until the fall, after which they can decide if the online service is worth it. Of course, all of the extra features like voice chat and online lobbies will either not be available or heavily limited until the fall, so it’s a pretty huge wash. You can play online for free with the same features you had for free on the Wii U, just without Miiverse. For a few months.World’s Most Useless Voice ChatThen there’s the promise for voice chat. Or rather, a voice chat app for smart devices. That’s where “pretty ballsy” becomes “incredibly stupid.” The Switch itself won’t have a voice chat app? At all? We’ll have to use our smartphone or tablet?Okay, a show of hands: How many of you can already get in touch with your friends and communicate using your voice with your phone or tablet? Everyone? Seriously, all of you? Wow, it’s like smartphones are designed with voice chat and contact lists as two of their primary functions. Thanks, focus group in my head.Nintendo is going to demand a paid subscription fee for the ability to use voice chat on devices that already have dozens of widely used, free voice chat services available. Instead of making it an integrated feature on the Switch itself, which fundamentally is a tablet!Classic Game Rental (Singular)Well, at least Nintendo gives you a classic game every month for the service. And now “incredibly stupid” becomes “infuriatingly arrogant.” The subscription offers a single NES or SNES game a month. And after that month, the game is taken away and replaced. It isn’t added to your library as part of the service, like Xbox Live Gold and PS Plus do with multiple games a month. It’s one game a minimum of 19 years old.But it’ll get online play added to it. Which would be impressive if emulators haven’t offered the same thing for decades. And, of course, voice chat only through your smartphone or tablet if you want to play it online, anyway.Nintendo had a big success with the NES Classic, and now instead of running with that success it’s tripping over itself and falling flat on its face harder than ever with classic games. This is a company with a library of hundreds of video games that millions of gamers genuinely love. It could make a killing offering that library as a subscription service. It could make a killing offering only one percent of that library as a subscription service. Instead, subscribers get one rental game a month.And Nintendo hasn’t actually said anything about the Virtual Console or the ability to play those classic games on the Switch beside the single monthly game. And if you’ll recall the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS Virtual Consoles, Nintendo has historically eked out at most only a few games a week over the lifetime of those systems. Even now you can’t get all of the best NES, SNES, and N64 games on the Wii U and 3DS.Nintendo Disrespects Us AllAll of this shows that Nintendo clearly doesn’t respect its longest, most dedicated fans. Instead of rewarding gamers who have stuck with Nintendo for decades and given it hundreds and thousands of dollars each in their lifetimes, Nintendo is holding games and gameplay hostage, with plans to force out every last cent it can get.Considering every single one of those games total can be downloaded in five minutes, stored on a $5 memory card, and played on a $40 tablet, it’s a pretty arrogant move. Yes, emulation is illegal. No, it isn’t going to be stopped, and Nintendo isn’t doing itself or its fans any service by continuing to drip-feed roms to gamers at $5-10 a pop or lending one out every month.Nintendo has six weeks until the launch of the Switch, and after that six months until it starts charging for its online service. And that’s how long the company has to pull its head out of its ass and start respecting and pleasing its customers with modern features that justify a paid subscription instead of milking their nostalgia by droplets.And while I’m fantasizing, it would be great if Nintendo stopped being unreasonable, automated, knee-jerk schmucks when it comes to streamers and Let’s Players who share gameplay of their games. Because Nintendo still continues to make the most garbage moves against its most dedicated fans with content ID and copyright claims on YouTube. And if the Capture button on the left JoyCon gave you any hope, know that it only takes screenshots, not video.You can preorder the Nintendo Switch here.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch. Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade officials are calling for light installation near Government Cut following the fatal boat crash involving a Marlins star pitcher.A report has gone out that proposes lights to be installed on the jetties of Government Cut nearly one year after Marlins player Jose Fernandez and two of his friends died when their boat slammed into the rocks in the middle of the night.The Coast Guard is still conducting a safety review of the jetties off South Beach after the three died last September.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Do you postpone your meal time? Beware, it may delay a person’s body clock, warned researchers in a finding that sheds light on a potential way to alleviate symptoms of jet lag and shift work. The human body runs according to a roughly 24-hour cycle, controlled by a “master” clock in the brain and peripheral clocks in other parts of the body that are synchronised according to external cues, including light.The findings showed that a five-hour delay in meal times also causes a five-hour delay in our internal blood sugar rhythms, suggesting that meal times synchronise internal clocks that control rhythms of blood sugar concentration. “It has been shown that regular jet lag and shift work have adverse effects on the body, including metabolic disturbances,” said lead investigator Jonathan Johnston from the University of Surrey. Conversely, based on the time a person eats his or her breakfast, lunch, and dinner, at least one of those clocks can also be reset. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Altering meal times can reset the body clocks regulating sugar metabolism in a drug free way. This will help us design feeding regimes to reduce the risk of developing health problems such as obesity and cardiovascular disease in people with disturbed circadian rhythms,” Johnston added.For the study, the team enrolled ten healthy young men in a 13-day experiment where they ate three meals at 5-hour intervals. Each participant started with a meal time set to 30 minutes after waking, and then, after getting used to eating early, they switched to a meal served five hours later for six days. Surprisingly, the delay in meal times did not affect insulin or fat levels in the blood indicating that blood glucose rhythms can be governed by separate circadian clocks to these other key aspects of rhythmic metabolism.
A months-long safety investigation is underway, following an emergency landing at Canberra Airport earlier this week. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will spend months investigating the source of smoke in the cockpit that forced an emergency landing at Canberra Airport on Monday, the Canberra Times reported. Initial reports said the pilot of the Dash 8 aircraft advised air traffic control of smoke in the cockpit, forcing the Wagga-Wagga bound service to divert its flight to the nation’s capital for an emergency landing. A Dash 8 passenger aircraft had to divert for an emergency landing. NB: Not actual cockpit image. All 50 passengers aboard the aircraft, including one child, arrived safely at Canberra Airport. The investigation into the incident is expected to take three months. Source = ETB News: P.T.
16. Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1)High: 11 (Green)Low: 21 (Marotta)Movement: ▼ 7Comment: Veldheer is out; Mathieu is out. The Cardinals will be out soon. — MorganNext: Bye17. Buffalo Bills (4-4)High: 14 (Marotta)Low: 18 (Burns)Movement: ▼ 4Comment: Rex Ryan may have to play WR soon. — LapinskiNext: at Seattle18. Detroit Lions (4-4)High: 15 (Green)Low: 22 (Burns, Lapinski)Movement: ▼ 3Comment: Tough loss to Houston is followed by road tilt against angry Vikings. — GreenNext: at Minnesota19. New Orleans Saints (3-4)High: 17 (Marotta)Low: 22 (Morgan)Movement: ▲ 7Comment: Beneficiaries of poor officiating in a win over Seattle. — MorganNext: at San Francisco20. Tennessee Titans (4-4)High: 16 (Marotta)Low: 23 (Lapinski)Movement: ▲ 5Comment: Marcus Mariota is finding his stride. — GrialouNext: at San Diego21. Carolina Panthers (2-5)High: 14 (Burns)Low: 28 (Morgan)Movement: ▲ 6Comment: Wouldn’t be shocked if this team won the NFC South. — GreenNext: at Los Angeles22. San Diego Chargers (3-5)High: 13 (Burns)Low: 29 (Grialou)Movement: ▼ 3Comment: The Chargers should be better than this, but I can’t put my finger on it. — MorganNext: vs. Tennessee We’re at the NFL season’s midway point — well, sort of — and we finally have a clear leader in each conference.The New England Patriots, fueled by Tom Brady’s continued double-bird to the NFL ridiculous level of play, are clearly the top team in the AFC and once again top our Arizona Sports Power Rankings. Brady dodged defenders (and other things that could only be thrown on the field by Buffalo fans) while throwing for 315 yards and four touchdowns in the Pats’ 41-25 win over the Bills. Since returning from his four-game suspension, Brady has completed 73 percent of his passes and has 12 touchdowns with no interceptions. Top Stories Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 30. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5)High: 30 (unanimous)Low: —Movement: ▼ 1Comment: Can’t believe their head coach is still their head coach. — BurnsNext: at Kansas City31. San Francisco 49ers (1-6)High: 31 (unanimous)Low: —Movement: —Comment: If a team goes on a bye, and no one’s around to care, does anyone notice? — LapinskiNext: vs. New Orleans32. Cleveland Browns (0-8)High: 32 (unanimous)Low: —Movement: —Comment: The black sheep in the City of Champions. — MarottaNext: vs. Dallas Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 9. Minnesota Vikings (5-2)High: 5 (Grialou)Low: 13 (Dimakos)Movement: ▼ 6Comment: O-line getting exposed. — BurnsNext: vs. Detroit10. Green Bay Packers (4-3)High: 7 (Grialou, Dimakos)Low: 11 (Marotta, Lapinski)Movement: ▼ 4Comment: Aaron Rodgers played his best game yet — people not believing in GB are wrong. — DimakosNext: vs. Indianapolis11. Philadelphia Eagles (4-3)High: 7 (Morgan, Burns)Low: 14 (Green)Movement: —Comment: Even in defeat, Philadelphia is impressive. — GrialouNext: at New York Giants12. Houston Texans (5-3)High: 12 (Green)Low: 17 (Grialou, Burns)Movement: ▲ 6Comment: They’re still on top of a LOUSY division. — MarottaNext: Bye13. Washington Redskins (4-3-1)High: 12 (Morgan, Dimakos)Low: 17 (Lapinski)Movement: ▲ 3Comment: Kickers + OT = POISON — BurnsNext: Bye14. New York Giants (4-3)High: 10 (Lapinski)Low: 23 (Green, Burns)Movement: ▲ 3Comment: Wondering if Odell Beckham took the kicking net on a a tropical vacation during the bye week? — MarottaNext: vs. Philadelphia15. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1)High: 12 (Grialou, Burns)Low: 19 (Marotta, Dimakos)Movement: ▼ 1Comment: Well, at least Tyler Eifert looks good again. — LapinskiNext: Bye The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo T-23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4)High: 20 (Lapinski)Low: 26 (Burns)Movement: ▼ 3Comment: I think this team will end up either 8-8 or 7-9. Mike Evans is fun to watch. — DimakosNext: vs. AtlantaT-23. Baltimore Ravens (3-4)High: 19 (Morgan)Low: 27 (Marotta)Movement: —Comment: Even Joe Flacco can’t get excited about this team. — LapinskiNext: vs. Pittsburgh25. Los Angeles Rams (3-4)High: 18 (Grialou)Low: 29 (Marotta)Movement: ▼ 1Comment: Bye week to contemplate finishing 7-9. — BurnsNext: vs. Carolina26. New York Jets (3-5)High: 17 (Green)Low: 28 (Lapinski)Movement: ▲ 2Comment: Nothing like a win over the Browns to quiet the critics. — GrialouNext: at Miami27. Miami Dolphins (3-4)High: 24 (Grialou, Morgan)Low: 28 (Dimakos, Burns)Movement: ▼ 5Comment: On a two-game winning streak — may win next five due to soft schedule. — GreenNext: vs. New York Jets28. Indianapolis Colts (3-5)High: 25 (Burns)Low: 28 (Grialou, Green)Movement: ▼ 7Comment: I am convinced you should let Andrew Luck go somewhere else and flourish. — DimakosNext: at Green Bay29. Chicago Bears (2-6)High: 27 (Grialou)Low: 29 (Green, Dimakos, Burns, Lapinski)Movement: ▲ 1Comment: Jordan Howard’s monster effort drags them firmly into the NFL’s Top 30. — LapinskiNext: Bye 3. Denver Broncos (6-2)High: 3 (Marotta, Grialou, Morgan, Green, Burns, Lapinski)Low: 4 (Dimakos)Movement: ▲ 2Comment: C.J. Anderson injury is going to hurt, but for now, this will do. — BurnsNext: at Oakland4. Oakland Raiders (6-2)High: 3 (Dimakos)Low: 9 (Morgan)Movement: ▲ 6Comment: The Raiders are 5-0 on the road for the first time since 1977. — MorganNext: vs. Denver5. Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1)High: 4 (Morgan, Burns)Low: 8 (Grialou, Green, Dimakos)Movement: ▼ 1Comment: Really only have one convincing win, and could have three more losses. — LapinskiNext: vs. Buffalo6. Atlanta Falcons (5-3)High: 5 (Morgan, Burns)Low: 11 (Grialou)Movement: ▲ 6Comment: Matt Ryan has ice water in his veins. — GrialouNext: at Tampa Bay7. Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)High: 4 (Marotta)Low: 10 (Morgan, Burns)Movement: —Comment: Nick Foles had a better weekend than his alma mater’s quarterbacks. — GreenNext: vs. Jacksonville8. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)High: 4 (Lapinski)Low: 11 (Morgan)Movement: —Comment: If they get healthy, they’re on the short list of Super Bowl contenders. — LapinskiNext: at Baltimore Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson (21) kneels in defeat as the final seconds tick off the clock during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. The Panthers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) In the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys continue winning ball games. Their Week 8 Sunday night win over the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t feature customary steady play from rookie QB Dak Prescott, but Dallas prevailed anyway. Prescott completed only 19-of-39 passes, but had two big touchdown passes late in the contest to lift the Cowboys to a 29-23 overtime win. Jason Garrett’s 6-1 team rises to No. 2 in this week’s rankings.The Arizona Cardinals are headed in the other direction. Bruce Arians’ team got pushed around in Charlotte (you’ve probably heard that before) during a 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers. With the loss, their fourth of the season (surpassing last season’s total), the Cardinals fell seven spots down to No. 16 in this week’s pecking order.Here’s how our seven-person panel voted this week.1. New England Patriots (7-1)High: 1 (unanimous)Low: —Movement: —Comment: Patriots new motto: “We’re so good, we’re giving away stud linebackers.” — MarottaNext: Bye2. Dallas Cowboys (6-1)High: 2 (unanimous)Low: —Movement: —Comment: Please start Romo and ruin this, Jerry. PLEASE! — DimakosNext: at Cleveland
4. Don’t plan too tight a scheduleIf your schedule is too packed, then it could become more of a chore than a holiday. One of you may be hungover and not want the early start, then another day, you may want to chill on the beach rather than go on an excursion. It’s best to adopt a ‘go with the flow’ attitude rather than having a rigid timetable. Accept each other’s differences and you’ll get along just fine. 5. CompromiseThere should be no leader on the holiday, it doesn’t matter who planned it, you’re both equal. Therefore every decision should be a joint one. If you’re a fussy eater, try and be a little bit adventurous – there must be at least one thing on the menu that you’d like. It’s always best to eat where the locals eat. Similarly, if you hate sport, but your partner is a fanatic – why not agree to one day accompany them and then maybe the next day they will do what you want. 3. Research your destination before booking to see that it covers both of your interestsWhen you book a holiday, it’s important that it suits you both. It’s ok for someone to take the lead with the booking but do your research carefully, and be fair. For example, if one of you is a golf fanatic and the other loves sightseeing, don’t just book a week’s holiday at a golf resort. You need to run things past each other beforehand. If it’s a surprise holiday, make sure you’re considerate and not just booking what you like to do. The 7 most romantic city breaks in Europe would be a good place to start. 6. Don’t get jealous / don’t go to the beachIf the weather’s hot and people are wearing close to nothing on the beach, then there’s a chance your partner may take long lingering looks at the body beautiful laying on the next sun lounger. This is likely to cause issues. Either, don’t get jealous at a bit of ‘window shopping’, or tell them they can look at whoever they want… on their own. Or avoid holidaying anywhere where swimwear is de rigeur.7. Don’t get tempted to propose straight awayYou’ve not been together long and with the great weather, beautiful beach, sunset and sangria – it’s easy to be carried away with the moment. Just remember, it takes time to get to know one another and there’s no rush. What seemed a good idea in the drive-through chapel in Vegas may come back to haunt you. Here are 9 other things you should probably avoid on that road trip. 8. Don’t drink every nightIt’s easy to hit the bar every night – especially if it’s an all-inclusive venue. Be careful with those mojitos though as eventually the ‘holiday hangover’ will catch up with you and put you in a bad mood. It can make you feel tired, down and irritable, so if you can, have a few days break. You’ll have even more fun if you’ve got a clear head and feel fresh in the morning. 9. If a crisis happens – don’t blame the other personWhen something bad happens (e.g something gets lost or stolen), rather than owning up, we can all be guilty of passing the blame on to someone else. Before you start moaning at your partner, stay calm and take a moment to decide how the situation can be rectified. Blaming someone else isn’t going to make things better, it’s just going to cause friction between you two. You should be a team, not rivals. 10. Make sure the ground rules are set with moneyMoney can be a touchy subject, especially on holidays, so you need to set the ground rules early. Is there going to be a ‘kitty’ that you put all your money into and then have a daily budget or are you going to pay for yourself? If one of you wants to share, but the other has the ‘what’s mine is mine’ attitude, you may encounter problems. It’s often best to combine money when you’re going on holiday together, or at least take it in turns to pay for meals/drinks. That way you’ll avoid one of you guzzling champagne and lobster and the other drinking tap water and eating crackers when money runs out. Set the ground rules before you leave and you’ll be well on the way to holiday heaven. Check out these 20 money saving travel tips and secrets, whilst you’re at it. How to avoid a holiday showdown with your loved ones:10 most common holiday arguments couples haveFrom packing too much to leaving too late: here are 10 topics that could cause a serious holiday bust-up.13 things you don’t want to happen on a beachFrom stolen wallets to jellyfish stings: here are 13 unlucky beach scenarios you definitely should try to avoid on holiday this summer.How to survive a holiday with your parents10 tips on how to enjoy a family holiday without it becoming a nightmare!Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Go for a ‘trial run’Rather than jumping in at the deep end and having a two week break together, why not have a trial run first and test the waters with a weekend trip away? Keep it simple: short flight, nice hotel, Paris? That way you’ve experienced the 24/7 company on neutral ground and you’ll have a rough idea of the things that might get on your nerves. We’ll make this one easy for you – here are some very romantic hotels in Paris.2. Use each other’s strengths and talents when holiday planningRather than arguing about who does what, take a moment to think about each of your strengths and how to use them to your advantage. For example, if you’re a better organiser, you could book the holiday. If your partner has a flair for languages, let him/her be the translator. If one of you is a good navigator (this is touchy subject as it’s usually the woman!), let her be in charge of the map. That said, the top 10 iPhone and iPad apps for city breaks will make this easier. RelatedNot just for families: 10 things you never knew about TUIIf you think TUI package holidays are all about kids and beaches, think again. The company offers a huge range of holiday options, from trips around Vietnam to five-star luxury hotels for adults only. Here’s a few things you probably didn’t know about TUI…Flying with children: 25 top tips for keeping kids happy on boardIt’s summer, and time for the big annual summer holiday! If you’re flying with kids you might be worried about arriving in one piece. What if they act up, or spend the whole flight screaming? What if you land more frazzled than ready for fun? We could say “stuff ’em”…How to survive a holiday with your parents10 tips on how to enjoy a family holiday without it becoming a nightmare!
A month-long campaign has identified businesses that didn’t hand out receipts or have approved cash registers and have showed discrepancies, the tax department announced on Thursday.During the month of August, the department targeted 420 mainly tourism-related businesses. The inspections are part of the department’s new strategic planning which aims to increase voluntary tax compliance and will continue in September, deputy tax commissioner Sotiris Markides said.Referring to the way they chose the particular firms they inspected, Markides said “it was a combination of high risk, the area and information that the department had.”The official said the main problems identified were that companies didn’t use cash registers which are approved by law, and that after counting money cash discrepancies were discovered.In fewer cases, no legal receipts had been issued.The businesses were notified of the identified illegalities and were warned in writing to fix the problems.The aim of the warning letter was to give taxpayers time to comply before another surprise visit by the tax inspectors.“These campaigns also meet the wishes of citizens and consumers to ensure fair and equitable taxation and to reduce tax evasion,” he said.The intention is to carry out the inspections on a systematic basis throughout the year and to expand them to other sectors. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoBon VoyagedCelebrity Mega Yachts That Are Out Of This World – Step AboardBon VoyagedUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
07Apr Rep. Heise invites local residents to ‘Coffee With Kurt’ on April 15 Categories: News State Rep. Kurt Heise is available to meet with local residents on Friday, April 15 to answer questions and give perspective on matters in state government during his monthly “Coffee With Kurt.”This month’s event will be from 7:30-9 a.m. at Connor’s Family Dining, 15356 Haggerty Road in Northville. All are welcome to attend and no appointment is necessary.“I encourage all who are available to come out on April 15, so I can listen to their concerns and help in any way I can,” said Rep. Heise, R-Plymouth Township. “There are many key issues being worked on in Lansing right now and the hard-working taxpayers in our community deserve to know what’s going on in Lansing and how it could affect them.”Rep. Heise is also available to meet with constituents by appointment either in the district or at his Lansing office. Residents are invited to call toll free 1-855-REPKURT or e-mail KurtHeise@house.mi.gov to schedule an appointment.
09Jan Rep. Afendoulis ceremoniously sworn into office Categories: Lynn Afendoulis News PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township was ceremoniously sworn into office on Wednesday by Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman. Rep. Afendoulis represents the 73rd District, which includes the city of East Grand Rapids and the townships of Cannon, Courtland, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Spencer, and Grand Rapids Charter Township.FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rep. Afendoulis is joined by her son Evan Zuiderveen, mother Katie Afendoulis, daughter Katharine Zuiderveen, and sister Maria Gregory.
A German court has ordered YouTube to take down copyrighted music video clips as a result of a lawsuit filed by copyright royalty collections body GEMA and a number of groups handling music rights.The Hamburg court ruled that YouTube had to act to remove clips at the request of rights-holders, although it was not required to proactively search for possible copyright violations.YouTube owner Google, which had maintained that it only provided a technical framework for publishing content, nevertheless welcomed the ruling as providing legal certainty for uploading sites.
Pixelmetrix will use IBC to launch the Pelican family of video encoders.The device, smaller than a 3.5-inch hard drive, is designed to facilitate remote news gathering, enterprise video, hospitality, government, education and healthcare applications. The Pelican comes with a built-in HTML5 web interface to ease set-up and configuration. All models – SD, HD and analogue – support live IP streaming from a built-in Ethernet port.Pelican-Analog is for composite analogue video and stereo analogue audio inputs, Pelican-SD is for SDI video with embedded stereo audio as well as mini-XLR with balanced audio, while Pelican-HD supports HD-SDI video with embedded stereo audio as well as mini-XLR with balanced audio.“We are excited about this latest addition to the Pixelmetrix product line,” said Danny Wilson, Pixelmetrix president and CEO. “Our DVStor products have been deployed in more and more systems for alternative playout, time shift and disaster recovery. But to make a complete system, our customers always had to go somewhere else for the encoder. Now, with Pelican, our clients can enjoy one stop shopping for their needs.”Prices for Pelican start at US$2,950 (€2,345) for Analog, and under US$4,000 for HD.Pixelmetrix will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.F34
YouTube users are now watching more than 6 billion hours of video each month on the Google-owned video site, according to company stats. In an official blog post, YouTube said the figure was up 50% year-on-year and was the equivalent of every person on earth tuning into the site for almost an hour per month.The news coincided with YouTube’s Brandcast event for advertisers in New York, where DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that his company had acquired teen-focused YouTube network AwesomenessTV.“DreamWorks Animation’s major announcement underscores a shift in consumer behaviour, and now, Nielsen has further amplified this point by concluding that YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network,” said Robert Kyncl, Vice President and global head of content partnerships for YouTube.YouTube also recently announced that it had hit a milestone 1 billion unique visitors per month.