COREY HART DETAILS LONG-AWAITED COMEBACK: NEW EP, TOUR AND CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONAfter a two-decade-long hiatus, pop icon Corey Hart is making his return to the music scene.The Canadian Walk of Famer is known for singles such as Sunglasses at Night and Never Surrender, among many other monumental synth-pop songs that changed the course of the nation’s music in the 1980s.Hart, 56, left the spotlight in 1998 after releasing his last album, Jade. He devoted his time to his raising his four children after an extremely successful career. On Jan. 16, it was revealed that Hart will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the Juno Awards in March. READ MOREAT 56, COREY HART SURRENDERED AND RETURNED TO THE STUDIO AND THE STAGECorey Hart is, by his own admission, an “all or nothing” kind of guy.So while, to outward appearances, the once-inescapable Can-pop superstar responsible for such timeless ’80s staples as “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender” has opted to do nothing for the better part of 20 years, the opposite is actually true: he just went “all in” being a father to the four children he has with his wife, chanteuse Québécoise Julie Masse. He decided his kids were everything. And he has no regrets about that. READ MORE Advertisement COREY HART TALKS FAMILY, FAME AHEAD OF NATIONAL TOURHart is set to be inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in March.He’s won Juno awards, his albums have been certified platinum and now, he’s set to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame — but not before dropping by the Ottawa Morning studios.Corey Hart, the ’80s sensation behind the hits “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender,” is jumping back into music with a new album and a cross-country tour. Advertisement Advertisement Great afternoon with the boy in a box! #coreyhart talks first new music in 20 years and induction into Canada’s Music Hall Of Fame. Full interview soon on @MorningShowCA pic.twitter.com/8KBQUotKjc— Jeff McArthur (@jmacspeaks) January 21, 2019 Congratulations to Corey Hart, who’ll be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at this year’s Juno Awards. He’ll tell you that this was the highlight of his career. 🙂https://t.co/9EcVJq9rQ9— Stu Jeffries (@stujeffries) January 19, 2019 His return wasn’t planned — but three decades after topping the charts and four kids later, it seemed like the right time. READ MORE COREY HART ON STEPPING AWAY FROM THE SPOTLIGHT AND WHY HE’S NOW MAKING HIS RETURNWhen Corey Hart’s hit song Sunglasses at Night came out in 1984, MTV was the new big thing and music videos were exploding onto the scene. That’s how a lot of people got to know the 22-year-old James Dean look-a-like. But that’s just one part of a huge career.Hart’s career is about to be recognized with an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, where he will join the likes of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. This morning, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced that Hart will be honoured at this year’s Juno Awards on Sunday, March 17. READ MORECOREY HART TO BE INDUCTED INTO CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME AT JUNO AWARDSCorey Hart will join Canadian music royalty in the country’s music hall of fame.The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says Hart, who has sold more than 16 million albums, will be inducted during the Juno Awards in London, Ont., on March 17, when he will also perform for the first time in 20 years. READ MORE Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Corey Hart, wearing sunglasses — but not at night. Hart dropped by CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning this week to talk about why he left the music scene behind, and why he’s now making a comeback. (John Wagner Photography) Twitter
CALGARY — A new report says direct employment in Canada’s oil and gas sector is expected to fall by more than 12,000 jobs this year.PetroLMI says the workforce is forecast to drop to about 173,300 in 2019, a decline of 23 per cent from 226,500 in 2014.It says the oil and gas labour market shrank quickly in 2015 and 2016 following a commodity price collapse and remained relatively flat through 2017 and 2018.In its 2019 labour market update, PetroLMI says about 12,500 jobs are at risk this year due to factors including low commodity prices, a decline in capital spending and uncertainty about getting oil and gas to market.It says workers in oil and gas services will be face the highest employment risk in 2019, while the pipeline sub-sector is the only category that is expected to register slight growth.Provincially, it says British Columbia is poised to lose the fewest jobs while Alberta is expected to lose the most.“Until such time as additional export capacity becomes available, the employment outlook for Canada’s oil and gas sector will continue to be impacted,” said Carol Howes, PetroLMI vice-president.The Canadian Press
Quantitative easing ‘not on the table,’ Finance Minister Joe Oliver says by Michelle Mark, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 21, 2015 4:17 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Finance Minister Joe Oliver says he doesn’t see any need for quantitative easing, despite concerns that the country may have fallen into a recession.“We don’t see any need for quantitative easing in this environment,” Oliver said Tuesday at Ryerson University in Toronto, where he was promoting an expanded free trade agreement with Israel.“I mean, after all, we’ve seen 90,000 jobs created this year, and we look forward to a positive year of growth.“Quantitative easing is not on the table.”Some experts have wondered about the possibility of quantitative easing after the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate last Wednesday by a quarter of a percentage point to 0.5 per cent.Quantitative easing is a monetary policy that would see the Bank of Canada purchase government securities or other securities in an effort to increase the supply of money and stimulate the economy.Other areas of the world have used the measure when they have fallen on hard times.The European Central Bank has been buying 60 billion euros a month in government and corporate bonds, and the U.S. Federal Reserve implemented a $85 billion a month bond-buying program to kick-start its economy before ending the program late last year.The debate over quantitative easing has sparked controversy in the past.Oliver’s predecessor drew criticism in October 2013, when former finance minister Jim Flaherty described the American policy as “the printing of money” and said he never supported it. That was despite appearing to back the Federal Reserve’s decision in 2010.Flaherty also signed off on a similar policy in 2009 during the height of the financial crisis, although it was never implemented.In reducing its overnight rate last week, the central bank also predicted a contraction in the second quarter due to lower oil prices and slumping exports — which, if true, would mean that the country fell into a technical recession, though Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz hasn’t used the r-word.Poloz said he sees reason to believe there will be renewed growth in the third quarter, but he added that if matters don’t unfold as anticipated, the Bank of Canada has room to manoeuvre as well as other “tools” in its monetary policy toolbox.
“The change met the expectations of most Somalis and has raised higher expectations for more change,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), Augustine P. Mahiga, told a Security Council meeting on Somalia. The war-torn Horn of Africa nation now has a new Constitution, a new Parliament and new elected Speaker and President. Earlier this month, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appointed Abdi Farah Shirdon as the new Prime Minister. Once confirmed, Mr. Shirdon will form the country’s first post-transition Government. Briefing the 15-member body via video-conference, Mr. Mahiga added that the Somali authorities now urgently need assistance to meet new challenges. Among the priority tasks facing the new administration is to move quickly to lead in the stabilization of the liberated areas.“This is critical in filling the vacuum which could otherwise emerge from the retreat of the insurgents,” the envoy said. “The immediate challenge which the Government faces is, hence, the establishment of local and district administrations, justice and rule of law, as well as to provide basic services to the population.”He noted that the security situation in Somalia has “vastly improved,” thanks to the continuing efforts of the UN-supported African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Ethiopian forces and the Somali Government and its local allied forces.“The fall of Kismayo, the last stronghold of the extremist Al-Shabaab insurgents, in late September, marked a decisive turning-point in the conflict,” he stated, referring to the southern port city that was liberated by AMISOM. “The challenge now is to align the security and political strategies in Kismayo as part of the overall stabilization strategy in the newly-recovered areas.” Although the Al-Shabaab has now dispersed into a “rag-tag militia,” it has nonetheless, embarked on more asymmetrical, terrorist and hit-and-run tactics as it occasionally does in Mogadishu, said the UN official. “These are tactics which AMISOM and the Somali forces must be equipped to deal with, as they control more territory and their lines of supply get extended. Another worrying trend is the ongoing assassinations and targeted killings of civilians,” Mr. Mahiga said. “These trends call for the expeditious deployment of AMISOM to its full strength, with the necessary logistical support and the enhanced training and strengthening of the Somali Security Forces.” It is also essential that AMISOM – the current mandate for which expires on 31 October – is supported to control more effectively the coastal waters around Mogadishu, Marka, Baraawe and Kismayo, in order to protect its own forces, supply lines, interrupt Al-Shabaab re-supply lines and effectively secure the ports for commercial use, Mr. Mahiga added.The African Union (AU) has informed the Council that, working together with the UN, it intends to undertake a thorough assessment of AMISOM and how best it can contribute to the stabilization of Somalia in light of the gains made on the ground and the challenges ahead. This process is expected to start in the next few weeks and to be concluded in the coming months. In the meantime, the AU has requested that the Council authorize a technical rollover of the current support package for AMISOM for four additional months, until February 2013, with some slight adjustments “to take into account pressing issues on the ground,” according to a letter before the Council. This includes requests for the deployment of an additional 50 civilian personnel across the Mission area, as well as a maritime component, taking into consideration “the critical role of naval assets for the effective implementation of the AMISOM mandate and the stabilization of Somalia.” Mr. Mahiga said that UNPOS had begun a consultative process to review the future presence of the UN in Somalia, and that this would be led by the needs and expectations of the Somalis.He added that the political and security strides that Somalia has made must not distract the international community from the ongoing dire humanitarian situation, in which more than two million Somalis remain in urgent need of food aid and other assistance. Funding is drying up, less than one year after famine raged and despite negative humanitarian indicators, he noted. “I urge the international partners to sustain and expand their assistance to Somalia, to prevent it from sliding back into famine and misery,” he said.
According to the latest figures from the International Institute of Strategic Studies, Russia’s defence budget was around $46.6bn in 2016 and Britain’s was around $52.5bn or £38.3bn. Yet though Britain apparently spends more, Russia had 831,000 active members of the military compared to 152,000 in the UK and there is a vast difference in the volume of equipment. For two countries that spend similar sums on their defence budgets, the size and scale of the Russian and British military are strikingly different. Comparing armies alone,… The head of the British Army, Gen Sir Nick Carter, has warned that Britain is struggling to keep up with Russian military advances as he makes the case for more money.
Denison Mines Corp has retained Stantec Consulting Inc and ENGCOMP Engineering and Computing Professionals Inc to lead and author the PFS for the Wheeler River project, which is the largest known, undeveloped high-grade uranium project in the infrastructure rich eastern portion of the Athabasca Basin region in northern Saskatchewan.In addition to its in-house project development team, Denison has assembled a group of leading engineering and consulting firms, with mine development, metallurgical, and environmental experience applicable to the development of a large-scale uranium mining operation in northern Saskatchewan, to support the completion of the PFS for the Wheeler River project.Stantec & ENGCOMP have been assigned responsibility for authoring the PFS in accordance with NI 43-101, including completion of the level of engineering design required to assemble a Class 4 capital cost estimate, project schedule, and an evaluation of infrastructure services and systems required for the development of a mining project in northern Saskatchewan. The work is planned to be managed primarily from Saskatoon and Sudbury, and is expected to leverage Stantec’s experience and track-record of executing all phases of mining studies and development, as well as ENGCOMP’s experience in Saskatchewan with heavy industrial projects in uranium and potash mining.Hatch has been assigned responsibility for the mineral processing scope of the PFS, which is expected to include the development of an appropriate process design criteria for the recovery of uranium from the Gryphon and Phoenix deposits, as well as carrying out a capacity review of Denison’s 22.5% owned McClean Lake mill and developing various mineral processing inputs into the overall PFS. In completing this work, Hatch is expected to leverage its previous experience with the McClean Lake mill facility.Throughout the course of the PFS, Denison Environmental Services (DES) has been assigned responsibility for managing the on-going environmental baseline data collection and regulatory aspects of the project to ultimately support the federal and provincial environmental assessment processes. DES is expected to leverage its experience working with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, as a uranium facility operator for the Company’s reclaimed uranium mine sites in Elliot Lake, Ontario.The purpose of the PFS is to establish the best economic options for the development of Wheeler River’s Gryphon and Phoenix deposits into a large scale, low cost uranium mining operation. In addition to focusing on project economics, the company’s development team is committed to addressing the challenge of sustainability – ensuring the Wheeler River project is able to deliver value to the company’s shareholders, while simultaneously providing economic and social benefits to impacted communities and minimizing its environmental footprint and impact.On September 12, 2017, Denison announced a significant increase to the summer 2017 exploration drilling program at Wheeler River, which necessitated the continuation of exploration activities, in the vicinity of the Gryphon deposit, through to late October. On November 27, 2017, the company announced assay results from the 64 drill holes completed during the summer drilling program. The results were highlighted by 91% of drill holes intersecting significant uranium mineralization, leading to considerable geological interpretation and review ahead of the completion of an updated estimate of mineral resources for the Gryphon deposit. The updated estimate is expected to incorporate the results from an additional 141 drill holes completed at Gryphon since the maiden mineral resource estimate for the deposit was completed in late 2015. Work towards the completion of an updated estimate of mineral resources for the Wheeler River project is expected to continue during the first quarter of 2018.The updated estimate of indicated mineral resources for the Wheeler River project is an important part of the PFS process. While the Company is currently targeting completion of the PFS by mid-2018, the timing of the PFS will ultimately be contingent on various factors, which includes the timing of the completion of the updated estimate of the mineral resources.Wheeler River is a joint venture between Denison (60% and operator), Cameco Corp (30%), and JCU (Canada) Exploration Co Ltd (10%), and is host to the high-grade Gryphon and Phoenix uranium deposits discovered by Denison in 2014 and 2008, respectively.On April 4, 2016, Denison announced the results of a PEA for Wheeler River, which considers the potential economic merit of co-developing the high-grade Gryphon and Phoenix deposits as a single underground mining operation. The PEA returned a base case pre-tax IRR of 20.4% based on the current long term contract price of uranium ($44.00/lb U3O8), and Denison’s share of estimated initial capital expenditures of C$336 million (C$560 million on 100% ownership basis). Exploration results from the subsequent drilling programs have not been incorporated into the resource estimate or the PEA.As previously announced on January 10, 2017, Denison has entered into an agreement with its Wheeler River Joint Venture partners, Cameco and JCU, to fund 75% of Joint Venture expenses in 2017 and 2018 (ordinarily 60%) in exchange for an increase in Denison’s interest in the project to up to approximately 66%. Under the terms of the agreement, Cameco will fund 50% of its ordinary 30% share in 2017 and 2018, and JCU is expected to continue to fund its 10% interest in the project.Denison is a uranium exploration and development company with interests focused in the Athabasca Basin region of northern Saskatchewan, Canada. In addition to its 60% owned Wheeler River project, Denison’s exploration portfolio consists of numerous projects covering approximately 347,000 ha in the Athabasca Basin region, including 327,000 ha in the infrastructure rich eastern portion of the Athabasca Basin. Denison’s interests in Saskatchewan also include a 22.5% ownership interest in the McClean Lake joint venture (MLJV), which includes several uranium deposits and the McClean Lake uranium mill, which is currently processing ore from the Cigar Lake mine under a toll milling agreement, plus a 25.17% interest in the Midwest and Midwest A deposits, and a 64.22% interest in the J Zone deposit and Huskie discovery on the Waterbury Lake property. Each of Midwest, Midwest A, J Zone and Huskie are located within 20 km of the McClean Lake mill.
← Previous Story EHF Rankings 2013/2014: Hungary lost place in VELUX EHF CL! Next Story → Beach Handball WCh in Oman: Brasil takes two golds! The European Handball Federation has announced that the VELUX EHF Champions League Wildcard Tournament will be played in Saint-Raphael, France on 8 and 9 September 2012.Participating teams are:Bjerringbro-Silkeborg, DEN (ranked second in the Danish league)Saint-Raphael Var Handball, FRA (ranked third in the French league)HSV Hamburg, GER (ranked fourth in the German league)Orlen Wisla Plock, POL (ranked second in the Polish league)The playing schedule will see the following two semi-final matches on Saturday, 8 September 2012, based on rankings:HSV Hamburg (GER) versus Orlen Wisla Plock (POL)St. Raphael Var Handball (FRA) versus Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (DEN)The event will be played in the Palais des Sport JF Krakowski, Saint-Raphael.The winner of the final on Sunday, 9 September 2012 will receive a direct place in the Group A of the Group Phase of the VELUX EHF Champions League.They will join teams from Montpellier Agglomération Handball (FRA), Chekhovskie Medvedi (RUS), SG Flensburg-Handewitt (GER), Reale Ademar Leon (ESP) and the winner of the Qualification Tournament 1.The fourth placed team in the Wildcard tournament will qualify for the EHF Cup second round of qualification, the second and third placed teams will qualify for the third round of the new competition.TEXT: EHF
Whatever your opinions of the Geohot lawsuit there’s is no denying that this has made Sony paranoid over the future security of its platform. A perfect example of this is a discovery made in the latest PS3 3.56 firmware upgrade.Already we have seen that the update has stopped users from being able to upgrade/swap their hard drives, albeit this was a small bug and not a deliberate attempt by Sony to deter piracy. But it has also been discovered that the firmware contains a rootkit that allows Sony to perform remote code execution when a console is connected to the PlayStation Network.In plain English this means that certain files could be scanned and detected by Sony i.e. custom firmware/homebrew applications, and a report sent back about them.We are not sure how accurate this is, or what Sony would do with this info, but if true it could be one way for Sony to detect potential security breaches on the system and allow it to implement future updates to combat problems (this perhaps could be with games that have been exploited, MW2 anyone?).Either way, it’s news that will stir yet more arguments within the PS3 community. However, if it can be used to clean up the PlayStation Network, this has to be good for genuine gamers who simply want to play their games clean and fairly.Read more at Jailbreak Scene
Beppe Marotta confirmed Diego Godin offered himself to Inter Milan claiming “He is a figure we don’t want to let get away.”The former Juventus chief spoke to the press ahead of Inter’s Serie A match against Sassuolo this evening.“We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa. The only remaining issue is when to put pen to paper on the contracts,” said Marotta and cited via Football Italia.Five players who might struggle at Inter Milan next season Taimoor Khan – August 5, 2019 Inter Milan are going to be a different prospect next season with Antonio Conte in charge and some players are going to find it…He was asked about Atletico Madrid defender Godin, who it’s widely reported will join Inter when his contract expires in June.“I have to underline that Inter have a very strong appeal, as many players are looking for us and agents knock on our door. This is flattering, as it means we represent a reference point in the world of football.“There are champions who present themselves, that we don’t want to let get away, and Godin is one of them. We are ready to welcome such profiles and I want to underline that Godin will be a free agent in June.”
The American Soybean Association (ASA) urges all members and state soybean associations to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Proposed Rule for biodiesel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The deadline for comments to EPA is July 11. Instructions for submitting comments are provided at the Soy Action Center.The Proposed Rule calls for 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel in 2018. As a point of reference, the biomass-based diesel requirements for 2016 and 2017 are 1.9 billion and 2.0 billion gallons, respectively. The biomass-based diesel utilization in the U.S. was approximately 2.1 billion gallons in 2015 and is expected to exceed that amount in 2016. As you can see, we are already at the levels EPA is proposing for 2018 and the volumes of imports have been increasing the past several years and are expected to continue to grow.There is a 60 day public comment period running through July 11 and states and members are encouraged to submit comments.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — An endangered adult has returned to his Boynton Beach home after, authorities said, he went missing Saturday.Joseph Bilotti, 87, had been last seen at around 3 p.m., according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Bilotti drove away from his home along the 7800 block of Rinehart Drive. He returned home safely the following morning. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
TurkeyTurkish police launched a massive manhunt Sunday for a gunman who killed 39 people, including several foreigners, in a rampage at an upmarket nightclub in Istanbul where revellers were celebrating New Year.After the latest in a string of deadly attacks to hit the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the carnage sought to sow chaos, but vowed Turkey would never bow to the threat.The shooting spree at the waterside Reina nightclub erupted when 2017 in Turkey was just 75 minutes old, as people were seeing out a year of unprecedented bloodshed that saw hundreds die in strikes blamed on jihadists and Kurdish militants and a failed coup.The assailant shot dead a policeman and a civilian at the club entrance and then turned his gun on partygoers inside where up to 700 people were ringing in the New Year.NTV broadcaster said the gunman fired between 120 and 180 rounds in the seven-minute attack, during which many revellers threw themselves into the freezing waters of the Bosphorus to escape death.‘Our heart is bleeding’ -One witness spoke of the panic and carnage at the venue, considered one of Istanbul’s swankiest.“Just as we were settling down, by the door there was a lot of dust and smoke. Gunshots rang out,” professional footballer Sefa Boydas told AFP.“People were walking on top of people.”Italian tourist Maximilien said: “We came here to have a good time today but everything was suddenly transformed into chaos and a night of horror.”Television pictures showed party-goers dressed to the nines—men in suits and women in cocktail dresses—emerging from the exclusive club in a state of shock.Albert Farhat recounted to Lebanese TV station LBCI the moment the club came under attack.“Around 1.15, we heard Kalashnikov fire. We thought it might be people who had drunk too much and were fighting but then people started throwing themselves to the ground,” said Farhat.Candles and flowers piled up outside the club in tribute to the victims and its Facebook page has been changed to a black square of mourning.“Our heart is bleeding,” wrote the club’s owner Mehmet Kocarslan.The attack evoked memories of the November 2015 carnage in Paris when Islamic State jihadists unleashed a gun and bombing rampage on nightspots in the French capital, killing 130 people including 90 at the Bataclan concert hall.‘Details emerging’ -Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the gunman was still at large after slipping away unnoticed after the attack, denying earlier reports a Santa Claus costume had been used as a disguise.The assailant “left the gun and went away from the scene of the incident,” he told reporters in Istanbul. “It was an armed terrorist.”Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the gunman had arrived with a gun concealed underneath an overcoat but subsequently exited the venue wearing a different garment.Police and intelligence services were beginning to piece together clues about the attack and the public would be informed soon, Yildirim said.However, he did not pin the blame on any particular group and no-one has yet claimed responsibility for the bloodshed.The Firat news agency, seen as close to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), quoted PKK leader Murat Karayilan as saying no Kurdish force was involved in the attack.Last year, multiple attacks were blamed on the PKK or claimed by the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), a radical offshoot of the group proscribed by Turkey’s Western allies.According to Dogan news agency, 35 of the victims had been identified — 24 foreigners and 11 Turks.Another 65 people were being treated in hospital.One survivor, Francois al-Asmar, from Lebanon, told of his lucky escape.“I was saved by my passport which I was carrying right near my heart,” he told Lebanese television.‘Sneaky’ attack -The Reina club is a magnet for wealthy foreigners and there were a number of Arabs among the dead and wounded, including Saudis, Jordanians, Iraqis and Tunisians.France said a dual-national Tunisian-French woman had died along with her Tunisian husband, while India said it had lost two nationals.A young Arab Israeli woman, 18-year-old Lian Nasser, was killed, according to Israel’s foreign ministry.Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said the attacker “targeted innocent people who had only come here to celebrate the New Year and have fun”.The attack crystallised fears New Year celebrations could present a tempting target for extremists.From Sydney to Paris, Rio to London, security had been boosted over such fears and at least 17,000 police officers were deployed in Istanbul, some dressed themselves as Santa Claus as cover, according to television reports.World leaders rushed to condemn the attacks, with Russian President Vladimir Putin saying it was “hard to imagine a crime more cynical than the killing of civilians during a New Year’s celebration”.German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced “an inhumane, sneaky attack on people who wanted to celebrate” while Pope Francis condemned the shooting in his New Year message.
A first look at SmartAdblock for Firefox and Chrome by Martin Brinkmann on January 15, 2019 in Firefox, Google Chrome – Last Update: January 15, 2019 – 49 commentsSmartAdblock is a new content blocker for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and compatible browsers.While there are certainly lots of content blockers out there already, including the excellent cross-platform extensions uBlock Origin and uMatrix, it is fair to say that there is still room for improvement especially when it comes to usability and also functionality.SmartAdblock does not reinvent the wheel when it comes to the blocking of ads, but it does add some extra features on top of it that set it apart from the default configurations of other content blockers.The three main features that the browser extension supports out of the box deal with cookie and GDPR warnings, handle adblock detectors on popular websites, and block aggressive popup ads on sites.Note: Advertisement is still powering a large part of the Internet and sites like Ghacks rely on the revenue to stay online. Consider supporting the sites that you like and visit regularly.SmartAdblock First LookThe extension adds an icon to the main browser toolbar. The icon indicates the number of blocked elements on the active page. It furthermore lists an option to disable content-blocking on the active site, and to open the developer website to contact the developer or tip them.SmartAdblock works out of the box; that is necessary, as it does not offer any configuration options besides enabling or disabling ads on a site.If you need more control, e.g. allowing or disallowing certain connections, you need to look elsewhere right now. Options to add custom filters, remove elements visually, and other important features are missing as well at the time of writing.Bypassing Adblock detectors and cookie / GDPR privacy notificationsMany sites display notifications or prompts to users when they detect the use of content blockers. Some allow users to continue without disabling the content blocker, others block access until the use signs up for a premium account or disables the content blocker.SmartAdblock bypasses these prompts on a number of popular websites and many more. The extension worked on sites like CNET, Business Insider, IGN, Eurogamer, and Techradar.Site content loads directly and interrupting prompts are not displayed. The bypassing works for many cookie and GDPR privacy notifications as well out of the box.Popup blockingPopup blocking is another specialty of SmartAdblock especially when it comes to aggressive popups used on sites like Putlocker.The blocking worked really well during tests on sites that throw popup ads at users regularly. Blocked popups are highlighted in the extension interface so that they may be opened in case of false positives.Closing WordsSmartAdblock is a set and forget kind of adblocker that blocks advertisement well. It is the extension’s extra features, the bypassing of anti-adblock and privacy prompts, and the blocking of aggressive popup ads that make it stand out.The developers should consider adding more control over the blocking process to the extension to make it more useful. Also, more options, e.g. custom filters, loading of extra lists, and so on would certainly be appreciated by many users.Now You: What is your take on SmartAdblock?SummaryArticle NameA first look at SmartAdblock for Firefox and ChromeDescriptionSmartAdblock is a new content blocker for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and compatible browsers.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Two lanes were shut on the M6 motorway due to an accident this afternoon. There were reports of queueing traffic and two lanes were blocked due to accident on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Lanes one and two (of four) of the carriageway were reported as being blocked. We’ll bring you more updates on this as we get it. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.15:28RecoveryThe vehicles have now been recovered and all restrictions have been lifted as of 3.25pm.15:18Traffic reported to be at standstillTraffic is now reported to be at a standstill on the M6 northbound as a result of the accident.15:07Emergency services at scene Emergency services are currently in attendance.
No related posts. BANKS:Banco Improsa (2284-4040) will be closed Dec. 25, 30, 31, and Jan. 1. BAC San José (2295-9595) will be closed Dec. 25-31, Jan.1; offices will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. Banca Promérica (2519-8090, 2505-7000) branches will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 31. Banco de Costa Rica (2287-9000) branches will close on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Banco Nacional (2211-2000) will close its offices at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31, and will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Banco Popular (2211-7000) will be closed on Dec. 25, 26, 31 and Jan 1. Bancrédito (2550-0202) will close offices at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24 and will be closed Dec. 25-31 and Jan. 1. Davivienda (2287-1111) will be closed Dec. 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Mutual Alajuela (2437-1000) branches will be closed Dec. 25, 31 and most offices will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24. Scotiabank (2519-1300) will close Dec 25 and Jan 1.EMBASSIES: Holiday closures at major embassies are as follows: British Embassy (2258-2025), Dec. 25, 31, Jan 1; Canadian Embassy (2242-4400), Dec. 25, 31, Jan. 1; French Embassy (2234-4167), Dec 25, Jan 1; Japanese Embassy (2232-1255), Dec. 25, 31 Jan. 1; U.S. Embassy (2220-3939), Dec. 25 and Jan 1.GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Most government offices will close Dec. 24 at noon through Jan. 3. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and Supreme Court will have a limited area open 24 hours a day for emergencies, though all administrative areas will be closed. For emergencies, dial 911.HOSPITALS AND PHARMACIES: Rest assured that hospital emergency rooms will remain open 24 hours a day. The Red Cross (tel. 128) and National Insurance Institute (INS) (800-800-8000) also attend emergencies at all hours. Those who overeat at Christmas dinner can get their Alka-Seltzer and more 24-7 over the holidays at Clínica Bíblica Hospital drugstore and emergency room (2522-1000) in downtown San José; La Católica Hospital drugstore and emergency room (2246-3000) in Guadalupe; and Farmacia Sucre 800-327-6224.MAIL AND SHIPPING: Aerocasillas (2208-4848) will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and at 1 p.m. Jan. 31, and all day Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Correos de Costa Rica (2202-2900) will be closed Dec. 25, 31 and Jan. 1. DHL (2209-0000) will close its offices at noon Dec. 24 and Jan. 31.MOVIE THEATERS: At Cinemark Escazú (2201-5050) in Multiplaza Escazú and Cinemark del Este (2280-0490) in Multiplaza del Este in Zapote, the last show on Dec. 24 and 31 will be at 3:30 p.m. Cadena de Cines Magaly, which represents most of the country’s movie theaters, will have all its theaters open at a regular schedule. The independent Sala Garbo in San José closes at 9 pm on Dec. 24 and 31. Cinépolis theaters in Terramall and Desamparados will close at 9 p.m. Plaza Grecia Cinemas will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31. Multicines Plaza Liberia (2665-1515) in Guanacaste were not available at press time. Nova Cinemas (2299-7666) in Escazú will open at 11 a.m.MUSEUMS: The Central Bank Museums (also known as the Gold Museum, 2243-4221) underneath Plaza de la Cultura close from Dec. 23 through Jan. 6, and the Children’s Museum (2258-4929) at Ca. 4, Av. 9 will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The National Museum (2257-1433) at Ca.17, Av. Central/2, will be closed Dec. 24-25, and Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. The Contemporary Art and Design Museum (2257-9370) at CENAC, Av. 3/5, Ca. 15/17, will close Dec. 19 and reopen Jan. 6. INBioparque (2507-8103) in Santo Domingo de Heredia will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. The Costa Rican Art Museum will keep regular hours (Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.) throughout the holidays.SUPERMARKETS: Auto Mercado (2257-4242) will close all its supermarkets at 10 p.m. on Dec. 24; the store in downtown San José will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1; most stores will be open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Dec. 25, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 31, except Herradura, Tamarindo and Plays del Coco, which will be open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Dec. 25 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Jan. 1. Walmart (8008000722) stores in Heredia, Escazú, Guadalupe, San Sebastián, Cartago and Curridabat will close at 9 p.m. on Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1, and will be open 8 a.m-10 p.m. Dec. 26-30. Most Más x Menos (2243-7100) supermarkets will be open until 9 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 (except Cuesta de Moras store, which will be closed, and Jacó store, which will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m.). Megasuper (2246-0400) will be open until 10 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31, and 9 a.m-7 p.m. on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1; the store near Mercado Borbón in San José and the store in Jacó will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Muñoz y Nanne (2253-4646) in San Pedro will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 24, 30 and 31, and will close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29. Palí (2243-7100) stores will be open 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, 30 and 31; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. PriceSmart stores in Escazú (2288-0008), Heredia (2262-4848), Zapote (2283-9464) and Tibás (2297-2343) will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1; on Dec. 24 and 31 the stores will open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saretto (2228-6703) supermarket in Escazú will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.THEATERS: Arlequín (2221-5485) at Ca. 15, Av. 2/6, is closed until Jan. 14. Teatro Torres (2256-4295) at Av. 8, Ca. 11/13, is showing “toc, toc,” and will be closed Dec. 24 and 31 only. La Esquina Theater (2257-0223) at Av. 1, Ca. 21, is showing “Taxiando por un sueño” Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2. El Triciclo Theater (2222-2624) at Ca. 15, Av. 8/10, will be closed until Jan. 3, when it will reopen with “Se armó la gorda.” La Máscara Theater (2222-4574) at Av. 2, Ca. 13 bis, will resume showing the comedy “La otra cara del matrimonio” on Jan. 15.VETERINARIANS: The National University Veterinary Hospital (2260-9234; call before going) in Barreal de Heredia is open 24 hours. Dr. Bitter’s clinics (2227-5017, 2228-1753) in San José and Escazú will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Dr. Adrián Molina (2228-1909, 2288-1716, emergency 2225-2500) in Escazú will close at noon Dec. 24, close Dec 25 and Jan 1. Facebook Comments
Monaco by night – SOURCE: visitmonaco.com Grace Kelly: Style Icon at Bendigo Art Gallery Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Growth in the Australian market to Monaco is expected to increase more now the Monaco Tourist Bureau has newly signed a partnership to include the sovereign city state as a preferred destination with Virtuoso. Announced at a media lunch in Sydney yesterday, the Monaco Government Tourism Bureau said they had experienced a 25 percent year on year growth in arrivals from Australia. Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority director Guillaume Rose opened his speech by promoting the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition in Bendigo, which was opened by the current Princess Charlene of Monaco and showcases the Princess Grace of Monaco.The exhibition will be on display exclusively in Australia at Bendigo Art Gallery. Grace Kelly: Style Icon is organised by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.Mr Rose then continued to wow the attendees with the beauty and excitement that Monaco has to offer, and is shared by seven million day visitors a year, 300,000 of which are cruise passengers.Monaco Government Tourist Bureau regional director, Alison Roberts-Brown told e-Travel Blackboard that the strength of the Australian dollar has helped build visitor numbers, with Australian and New Zealand visitors being in the top ten countries for room night stays in Monaco.Monaco Passport, launched at the end of 2011 with selected wholesalers, will also help boost bookings from Australia, guests who stay a minimum of 2 nights when booked with French Travel Connection will receive complimentary helicopter transfers and visitors passes. “It’s a great way to get to know all the major attractions in Monaco and also affordable entry level for the three star and four star travellers to start coming to Monaco,” Ms Roberts-Brown said.Contracted rates include a range of three, four and five star properties and are very affordable Ms Roberts-Brown continued, “a three night stay based on twin share staying at the Novotel in low season would cost $540.00 per person, and includes the helicopter transfer and visitors passes.”Ms Roberts-Borwn concluded by stating with seven million day trippers it is better off Australians come stay in Monaco as it is more accessible for those visitors who normal stay in Nice and day trip to Monaco.
What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories When Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt named John Skelton as the team’s starting quarterback, more questions arose than answers.Skelton, like his counterpart Kevin Kolb, didn’t exactly set the football world on fire during the preseason. In fact, his numbers left much to be desired. He finished 14-for-25 passing for 131 yards with 1 TD and 2 INTs.Still, Whisenhunt remained impressed by Skelton’s work ethic and felt it was the right choice to give him this chance to prove himself. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “[Skelton]’s been in here working,” Whisenhunt told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show Monday. “You can see his confidence in how he’s approaching this right now. It’s his opportunity to take it and run with it.”Whisenhunt said it will be critical for Skelton to gather as much information as he can regarding the Seahawks scheme before Sunday’s match-up.“It’s really going to be important for him this week to know as much as he can about Seattle because when they throw us a wrinkle he’s got to be ready to adapt to it,” Whisenhunt said. “I think the most important thing that we’ve got to hammer home is turnovers. Got to be smart with the football and if we can do that, we’ll have a chance.” Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo (Screenshot) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share If we had to choose, Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley, Washington Redskins’ Derrius Guice and Miami Dolphins’ Mike Gesicki rounded out the list of rookies with their best renditions.Below you can find all of the rookies’ masterpieces. – / 15 Top Stories Rosen or RoseArt?NFL rookies are under a lot of scrutiny as they try to fit in with their respective teams.Not only did they have to show off their athletic skillset through the Combine and OTAs, they also had to show off their artistic side in 2018.Having only 30 seconds to complete and only going off of memory, a number of NFL rookies — including Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley — took a shot at recreating their new team’s logo. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The results were… something else.Rosen actually didn’t do too bad, although it does look more like Red from Angry Birds than an Arizona Cardinal.At least he remembered what the logo looked like — looking at you Barkley.Among the other rookies, Rosen easily was top five.It must be a quarterback thing because Josh Allen and Mayfield were right up there too with their best impressions of a Buffalo Bill and the Cleveland Browns logo.Based on his Instagram caption, maybe Rosen used a photo of himself for reference? Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
November 30, 2002 What is thisactivity under the skylight of the Crafts III Building? Maintenancecrew members Gwen Birk and Stephen Levy secure themselves with safetyharnesses. They are getting ready to reinstall the fan-driven heattube. During the winter months this contraption fans the warm airaccumulating under the skylight back down into the Cafe 30 feet below. [Photo & text: sa] >>left>> Stephen operates the pully system that lowers the heat tubeframe. >>right>> At the bottom of the photo Brandy Follet talks to acustomer in the Bakery. Above that gallery manager Joe Hanson standsbehind the desk in the Visitors Center – Gallery. The spacious nature of the buildinggives an interesting perspective to these layered activities. [Photo& text: sa] Robert and Anisa,urbanlab mice, watch Maintenance Manager Randall Schultz checking thefan before mounting the heat tube over the frame. [Photo & text: sa] This hybrid solarfeature along with direct-solar-gain windows in the building providesthe bulk of the heating needs for the daytime during the winter months.[Photo & text: sa]
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