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20 February 2009The United Nations today renewed its appeal to those holding John Solecki, a staff member abducted in western Pakistan over two weeks ago, to release him immediately without harm. In a statement released in Islamabad, the UN said it remains extremely concerned about Mr. Solecki’s health, which it was told is deteriorating.“John has a serious medical condition which may now be endangering his life – a development that would do nothing to help the cause of those keeping him or those among us who want John’s safe return as soon as possible.“The United Nations once again appeals to those having John to contact us, if not directly, then through a trusted intermediary so that the situation can be resolved in a peaceful dialogue.”Mr. Solecki, the Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Quetta, was kidnapped on 2 February during an attack in which his driver, Syed Hashim, was killed. Last week the UN said it is seeking information on a group called the Balochistan Liberation United Front, which on 7 February claimed in local media reports that it is holding Mr. Solecki. read more

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On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 27.45 points to 15,797.81.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 6.50 points to 22,837.18.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 0.84 of a point to 2,551.48.The Nasdaq composite index was up 4.39 points to 6,591.64.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.03 cents US, up from Tuesday’s average price of 79.99 cents US.

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MADRID — Authorities in Spain say the Canary island of Tenerife has suffered a massive power outage.The local government for the island said Sunday that the outage has affected “the entire island” but that emergency generators are working.There were no incidents immediately reported from the outage.Tenerife is part of the Spain’s Canary Islands archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa. A key tourist destination, the Canary Islands have over 900,000 residents in addition to hosting tens of thousands of tourists and scores of cruise ships each year.The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund is slightly more optimistic about the global and U.S. economies this year than it was three months ago.In an updated outlook released Tuesday, the global lending organization forecasts that the world economy will grow 3.7 per cent in 2014 and that the U.S. economy will grow 2.8 per cent. The global forecast is 0.1 percentage point higher and the U.S. forecast 0.2 point higher than the IMF’s October forecast.After a sluggish start, global economic growth picked up in the second half of 2013. As a result, growth amounted to 3 per cent last year. The IMF expects it will be even stronger growth this year.“The recovery is indeed strengthening, but as we have said many times in the past, much work remains to be done,” IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard said Tuesday during a conference call.The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy grew 1.9 per cent last year. And its 2.8 per cent forecast for this year would match U.S. growth in 2012. Part of the anticipated improvement is based on expectations for less drag from higher U.S. taxes and across-the-board spending cuts.By 2015, the IMF forecast the U.S. economy will grow 3 per cent, or 0.4 percentage point lower than its October forecast. The IMF reduced its outlook because a recent budget agreement left in place most of the spending cuts. The IMF had expected most of those cuts to have been eliminated by next year.For the countries in Europe using the common euro currency, the IMF forecasts stronger growth. The region is emerging from recession after a lingering debt crisis.Economic activity shrank 0.7 per cent in 2012 and 0.4 per cent in 2013. But this year the IMF projects 1 per cent growth and 1.4 per cent in 2015.Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, will grow 1.6 per cent this year it projects, up from 0.5 per cent growth in 2013.China is expected to grow 7.5 per cent in 2014 and 7.3 per cent in 2015. Both 2014 and 2015 projections were slightly higher than the IMF’s October forecast, but lower than the 7.7 per cent growth reported for 2013.The IMF said that growth in China, the world’s second-largest economy, had rebounded strongly in the second half of 2013 due to acceleration in investment. But the IMF said the growth will moderate because of actions by the government to slow growth in credit.For Japan, the IMF forecast growth of 1.7 per cent this year, the same as 2013, but a slowdown to 1 per cent growth in 2015.The IMF said that the United States and other major economies should be careful not to pull back prematurely on the economic support being provided by the Federal Reserve and other central banks. That’s because unemployment in many countries remains high and inflation is low. People walk in the rain outside International Monetary Fund (IMF) building in Washington, on Oct. 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jose Luis Magana AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email IMF turns slightly more optimistic about US and global economic growth for 2014 by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jan 21, 2014 7:30 am MDT read more

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Deal-making, earnings and better than expected U.S. jobs data help boost TSX by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 2, 2014 6:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Deal-making, earnings news and U.S. jobs data that blew past expectations combined to push the Toronto stock market higher.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 101.08 points to 14,765.15, while the Canadian dollar moved down 0.16 of a cent to 91.07 cents US.New York’s Dow Jones industrials fell 45.98 points to 16,512.89 even as data showed that the American economy cranked out 288,000 jobs in April, considerably more than the 200,000 or so that economists had expected. Also, the jobless rate fell from 6.7 per cent to 6.3 per cent, although as the labour force participation rate fell to just 62.8 per cent in April from 63.2 per cent and there was a decline of 73,000 in employment.The Nasdaq was down 3.55 points to 4,123.9 and the S&P 500 index dipped 2.54 points to 1,881.14Some analysts attributed the tepid session in New York to nervousness over the worsening situation in Ukraine.Shares in Torstar Corp. jumped 22 per cent as the company struck deal to sell its Harlequin book publishing company, best known for romance novels, to U.S. based News Corp. for $455 million. The TMX Group logo, home of the TSX, is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim read more

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by Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Posted Jul 22, 2015 11:24 am MDT Last Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – On the eve of a City Council vote that could limit the number of Uber vehicles on New York City streets, parties on both sides of the debate sharpened their attacks to sway public opinion, if not actual votes.The ride-hailing company and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, which is looking to establish a cap for its growth, furiously lobbied lawmakers Wednesday, pestered reporters, snarked on Twitter and pointed to expensive TV ad campaigns that have blanketed the airwaves of the nation’s largest city.Uber, the $40 billion California-based company, has become a dominant force on the streets of the nation’s largest city, dispatching 25,000 cars in New York, compared with 13,000 of the city’s iconic yellow taxis. But the de Blasio administration, citing concern over increased congestion on Manhattan’s clogged streets, has pushed for legislation that will cap Uber’s growth at 1 per cent over the next year while its traffic impact is studied.That legislation is tentatively slated to go before the City Council on Thursday.Most observers believe the legislation will pass, but more and more elected officials have stepped forward to publicly oppose the cap. And at the 11th hour, the state’s most powerful figure broke his silence and appeared to once again thumb his nose at de Blasio.“I don’t think government should be in the business of trying to restrict job growth,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview Wednesday.A de Blasio spokesman countered by saying that Cuomo’s concerns that Uber might flee to the suburbs was a “manufactured pretext.”Uber steadfastly rejects any cap. Talks between the company and the city broke down last week and show no signs of resuming before the vote, according to officials with both the city and the company.The ride-hailing service, which provides cars summoned by smartphone app, spent Wednesday claiming that the mayor’s central argument against them — increased traffic — was flawed.Yellow taxis make 90 per cent of their trips in Manhattan, according to city officials. Uber released data that it said showed that a far lower percentage of its rush hour trips began there.Uber officials also said that it has an hourly average of just under 2,000 cars in the city’s central business district during the day, a far cry from the huge number of yellow taxis that operate there during that time.But city officials point to a recent Uber promotion that encouraged drivers to hover in the “busiest areas of the city” — Manhattan below the north end of Central Park, plus a swath of Brooklyn from Greenpoint south to Park Slope — in order to receive a “guaranteed” $5,000 for their first full month of driving.“It takes some serious duplicity to run millions of dollars in ads talking about a five-borough city, while pushing and paying drivers to spend all their time in lower Manhattan and a small fraction of Brooklyn,” said mayoral spokesman Wiley Norvell.An Uber spokesman countered that the promotion expired last year. And the company’s seemingly ubiquitous ads tout its service to minority riders in outer boroughs — de Blasio’s political base.Meanwhile, activists were expected to gather at City Hall late Wednesday to amplify some of the administration’s other talking points, including Uber’s lack of benefits for its drivers, its lack of a surcharge to help fund transit projects and its lack of widespread handicap accessibility.If the legislation passes, Uber is expected to explore its legal options and could make an appeal to Cuomo and the state Legislature. FILE – In this June 30, 2015 file photo, Josh Mohrer, far left, New York’s general manager for Uber, speaks during a news conference and rally outside New York’s City Hall, while inside lawmakers were holding a hearing on the growth of the For-Hire-Vehicle (FHV) industry in the city, with a focus on Uber. A deal has been struck between New York City and Uber on the eve of a highly watched City Council vote that could have placed a cap on the number of the ride-hailing company’s cars on the streets of the nation’s largest city. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) Battle between NY mayor, Uber heats up on eve of vote to limit ride-hailing company’s growth read more

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Spirit of Brock recipient Andrew Ware with his three-year-old daughter Aurora. Andrew Ware didn’t need caffeine to keep him awake while studying at Brock University. His two daughters had all the energy he needed.“Coffee and energy drinks will only get you so far, but when the kids are excited, it gets you excited. I’ve been living off of that for a while,” he said.Ware, 35, was the Spirit of Brock Award grad student recipient for the Goodman School of Business Thursday during the third day of Spring Convocation.The married father of two graduated with his Master of Business Administration more than a decade after completing his undergrad at Brock. After graduating the first time, Ware started working at local call-centre Sitel “just to pay back school debts,” but quickly worked his way up the ranks. From there he became a financial adviser at Meridian Credit Union, spending four years before deciding to return to school for his MBA.“Getting a masters degree was something I always wanted to do. There’s never a right time to do it, but my kids were still young enough so I figured let’s do it while we still can,” he said.In the crowd Thursday were his wife, Wendy, and daughters Paisley, 6, and Aurora, 3, who joined him on stage when he was presented with the Spirit of Brock medal.Ware said having the support of family and friends is crucial for older adults looking to return to school.“It’s critical. You need to have the ability to communicate, the ability to schedule.Even if your kids don’t know what you’re doing, they’re still that positive energy that’s in your life,” he said.The St. Catharines resident has already landed a job as a senior enterprise analyst for Red-D-Arc in Grimsby, where he was hired after completing a co-op placement there during his time at Brock.Ware’s Spirit of Brock medal is a recognition of his leadership both at the school and in the community. While working toward his MBA, Ware was a student ambassador for the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario, Competition Coordinator for the Graduate Business Council, and a participant in the Brock Student Leaders Summit and MBA Games. Outside of Brock, he was an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce at the local, regional and national levels, where he notably won the award for being the most outstanding local president in Canada and helping families in need through Habitat for Humanity Niagara. Among other recognition and awards he has received, Ware was named one of the 40 Under Forty in Niagara and received the volunteer recognition award from the City of St. Catharines.Also recognized with the undergrad Spirit of Brock Award Thursday afternoon was Anthony Marotta. As a co-op student, Marotta’s dedication led him to a full-time position at Spara Capital Partners. Among his many achievements at Brock, he was also inducted in to Beta Gamma Sigma, a premier business honour society where he represented Brock at a student leadership forum in Indianapolis.Anthony Marotta was presented the Spirit of Brock medal Thursday afternoon. The Dean’s Medal for the Goodman School of Business was awarded to Stephen Enns. Among the other notable graduates was Ontario Deputy Fire Marshal Jim Jessop, who received his MBA.Thursday’s Excellence in Teaching award recipient was Professor Wesley Helms, who joined the Goodman School of Business in 2011.In his address to the graduands, Helms compared the next chapter of the students’ lives to the sometimes-challenging task of learning to ride a bicycle as a child.“The falls taken while learning to ride a bike are a lot like the failures we experience when pursuing our careers,” he said.Goodman Prof. Wesley Helms received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Helms told parents to “get out of your graduates way and support their ambitions,” but reminded the grads that they will “benefit greatly by engaging your parents in their assessment of risk.”He said the graduates have the support of their parents, and the University as they move forward in their careers.“Although we don’t say it enough, please know we believe in you, we are grateful for the opportunity to have taught you.”Brock’s Spring Convocation continues Friday with the Faculties of Math & Science and Applied Health Science and then wraps up with the Faculty of Humanities Saturday. read more

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first_imgThanks in large part to SpaceX, we’re all pretty comfortable with private spaceflight. Planetary Resources, though, is a little different — rather than a standard space transport company that carries cargo to the International Space Station or into orbit, or even one that is prepping for a manned flight sometime in the future, Planetary Resources is a space mining company. In fact, the company is specifically interest in asteroid mining.Last year, we learned that the company was planning to begin step one of their mission, which was to send off orbital telescopes to seek out potential asteroid candidates, and then would assess whether or not the asteroids had desirable resources. Now, we’ve got an update from Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, who also labeled himself as “Chief Asteroid Miner,” which is much cooler than the simple “president” moniker.Lewicki showed off the Arkyd-100, which is the telescope that the company will be using to find and assess potential mining candidates. The telescope is actually quite small, weighing in at around 24lbs (11kg), and boasts a wide variety of tech in the light package — deployable solar arrays, an avionics bay, various sensors, and of course the flight system. Aside from image capture, the Arkyd-100 also possesses the capability for laser communications.Though Lewicki showed off the current prototype, he notes that Planetary Resources is still working on other prototypes, aiming to continually improve the design. The company is also working on a way to improve the production process, both by cutting costs and allowing a small team to build a unit in a relatively short period of time.That’s all Lewicki showed off so far, but if the previous projected plan of a 2013 orbital telescope mission is still on track, we only have to wait a year to see if the asteroid drilling company will actually achieve its goal and become humanity’s last hope when an enormous asteroid barrels toward Earth, threatening to destroy all life as we know it.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Fifty years after his life was saved by Welsh lifeboat crews, a Greek sailor has formerly given thanks in a touching video message.Friday 2 December marked the 50th anniversary of one of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) remarkable missions that took place in 1966, when 100 mph (approx. 160.5 kph) winds hit the seas off Anglesey and resulted in 35 ft (approx. 10.5 m) waves.The Greek cargo ship Nafsiporos happened to be out at sea at the time shaking uncontrollably and its life boat eventually broke loose rendering it useless.Things seemed bleak before RNLI teams based in Holyhead and Moelfre turned up to save the crew.One of those saved on the day, Anestis Rokopoulos, marked the anniversary by formerly thanking those who assisted him via a video message presented at a special event, where five of the brave men who took part in the rescue mission were present, reported Wales Online. “We had no control and no steering. The rocks looked like knives. Then from the depths of the sea came these boats and we said ‘They have come for us’,” recalled 73-year-old Rokopoulos, the memory still fresh in his mind.“My only message is thank you. I am alive only because of these people. I make a family and I make grandchildren only because of these people.”For Graham Drinkwater, Holyhead RNLI’s current lifeboat operations manager, the rescue mission was his first ever at the age of 19.“It is fantastic to hear from Anestis today and his message of thanks means a great deal to us,” Mr Drinkwater said.“To hear that the Greek sailors went on to live long and happy lives makes us all extremely proud.”After the life boat broke loose, the Greek men had to brave the turbulence and climb down a ladder on the side of the boat, while dodging their own hanging life boat to get on the RNLI boat, which was also wildly being thrashed around.Seaman Dic Evans managed to save another 10 sailors on his lifeboat, before the RNLI boat was swept onto the deck of the Nafsiporos and then washed off with severe damages and loss of electrics.“The more you hear about the rescue of the Nafsiporos the more incredible it becomes,” said RNLI community lifesaving and fundraising director, Leesa Harwood.“RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers save lives at sea by heeding the call for help when everyone else is running for cover. Few events in the charity’s history epitomise this attitude better than the rescue of the Nafsiporos and it is right that we celebrate the 50th anniversary today.”All members of the Holyhead and Moelfre crews were awarded medals for their bravery.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Portuguese superstar is on first place in the goal scorers list, but he’s being closely followed by many playersLast season Cristiano Ronaldo scored 26 goals in the Spanish La Liga tournament with Real Madrid.He ended up being second to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who scored 34 goals in 38 matches.But after moving to Juventus, Ronaldo is currently in first place of the top goalscorers lists with 14 goals.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.He is being closely followed by Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek with 13 and Sampdoria’s Fabio Quagliarella with 12.And with 10 goals each, Ciro Immobile from Lazio, Duvan Zapata from Atalanta and Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli are closely following Ronaldo.Will the Portuguese superstar be crowned top goalscorer in the Italian Lega Serie A for the first time?last_img read more

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first_imgBethany Storro is one of many people who injure themselves each year, experts say.But the Vancouver woman, who told police Thursday she threw acid in her own face, went far beyond in one big area.“The face is somewhat sacred,” said psychologist Wendy Lader. “I’ve worked with self-injurers for more than 20 years, and have never had one who’d thrown acid in their face.”Lader is clinical director of a Chicago-based program for people who deliberately injure themselves. In 1986, she helped start the S.A.F.E. Alternatives treatment program with CEO Karen Conterio.“Self injury is not that unusual,” Lader said. While the injuries often involve cutting, “I’ve had clients who have set themselves on fire, who drank caustic liquids, who poured caustic substances on themselves.”“A cigarette to the skin is not uncommon,” Conterio said. “Using lye is less common, but it has been used. Years ago, someone taped wads of paper on herself and set them on fire.”Still, “Most people are very protective of their faces. Self injurers have the ability to hide,” Lader said, “but when the face is damaged, you have no ability to do that.”last_img read more

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first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida dance competition was evacuated after a suspicious package was reported on campus.Police said the suspicious package was found with a note at Broward College’s north campus in Coconut Creek, Sunday night.Everyone who attended the dance competition as well as people in the rest of the building were evacuated for two hours while officials investigated the area.The all clear was eventually given, but police and the FBI continue their investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A Carnival Cruise ship returned to Miami without a crew member who fell overboard near Cuba.Coast Guard officials said a 37-year-old employee of the ship fell overboard around 25 nautical miles northwest of Cuba on Thursday.A passenger snapped a photo showing a life boat in the distance looking for the crew member.“We were actually on top of the deck,” said passenger Luis Aldana, “and we ran to the side where we saw the lifesaver being thrown and a flare where they thought that he might have fallen out.”The ship pulled back into port on Friday morning, but officials said they have not been able to locate the man.“Everybody was trying to go outside to see what was happening, but they closed off the whole right side of the boat,” said passenger Melissa Gaviria. “There was security everywhere, and they wouldn’t let anyone through.”The ship was on the last leg of the cruise when the incident occurred. last_img read more

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first_imgAt least 20 people were injured as ruling Awami League and opposition BNP supports clashed in Chandpur and Magura on Tuesday, reports UNB.In Chandpur, at least 15 people were injured as Awami League supporters allegedly attacked the electioneering of BNP candidate for Chandpur-3 constituency Sheikh Farid Ahmed Manik at Madrasa Road.Organising secretary of Juba Dal district unit, Faisal Ahmed, alleged that an attack with sharp weapons was carried out from a procession of AL when Farid Ahmed along with his supporters was electioneering on Madrasa road around 12:30 pm.15 BNP supporters sustained injuries during the attack while the attackers also torn apart posters and banners of BNP candidate in presence of the law enforcers, he said.Officer-in-charge of Chandpur model police station Md Nasim said they did not receive any complaint of such attack.Meanwhile, general secretary of district AL Abu Noim Patowari said, “No ruling party men were involved in the attack rather it was caused by the internal conflict in BNP.”In Magura, five Awami League men were injured as a group of BNP men attacked them at district’s Simakhali Bazar in Shalikha upazila on Tuesday evening.Locals said a group of BNP men suddenly swooped on AL men and vandalised furniture around 6:30pm while they were discussing their election activities, leaving five injured.On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control, said Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shalikha Police Station.Police started drive to arrest the attackers, he said adding a case would be filed in this connection.In other incidents, some AL men attacked and vandalised the chair and tables in two BNP offices at Binodpur Bazar and Khalia Bazar in Mohammadpur upazila and locked BNP electoral offices, said Rabiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur police station.Additional police were deployed in and around the spots to prevent any further unwanted situation, the OC added.last_img read more

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first_img Plenty of games can impress me in their first hour. NieR: Automata impressed me through philosophical trolling, and that’s a completely new one to me. Square-Enix just sent me a code for the game, which I started downloading to my PlayStation 4 when I got home from work. It’s a 48 GB installation, and as I write this, it isn’t half done. However, it let me start playing early.This is only a spoiler for the beginning of the game, and if you played the NieR: Automata demo it isn’t even a spoiler. Still, I offer a line break or two so you can avoid any spoilers you might fear.The opening of NieR: Automata is the demo Square-Enix put out a few months ago. That’s it. It’s the entire opening section, where you play as 2B fighting through a robot factory and then fight a giant robot both on foot and using 9S’ flight unit.It’s a pretty good section that shows off what will likely be NieR: Automata’s various combat mechanics, using both melee and ranged attacks along with timed dodges. In other words, it feels like Platinum Games developed it because Platinum Games developed it.The opening section ends with 2B and 9S, exhausted and injured, surrounded by three Goliath units. One Goliath unit was the entire level I just played through, an oil refinery platform with giant excavator arms that took several minutes of straight combat and three cutscenes to destroy. 2B and 9S appear to sacrifice themselves and destroy the three other Goliath units using “Black Box reaction,” taking mysterious black cubes out of their chests and touching them together to make a huge explosion.Then NieR: Automata jumps into an in-universe system check menu. And it starts asking me questions. Here’s a clip of the menu, so you can appreciate the choices.It’s exactly what it looks like. While NieR: Automata installs, it puts you in a question loop where the answers can be “God,” “nothingness,” “randomness,” and “will.” And if you give up, it lets you go back to the title screen and eliminates all of your progress from the opening section.In other words, it is the most Yoko Tara installation screen ever. Nihilism and futility, and false divinity all wrapped up in a way to not spend time while waiting for the other 24 GB of the game to install.You better believe it’s going to be thematically consistent with the rest of NieR: Automata. I haven’t played the rest of the game, and I know it’s going to be thematically consistent with the rest of NieR: Automata.Because NieR: Automata is a sequel to a game where, after you get the secret final ending, it completely deletes your save file.Because NieR: Automata is part of a spin-off series based on the joke ending of Darkengard where the protagonist, his dragon ally, and a giant cosmic abomination are shot down by jets over Tokyo.Because NieR: Automata is the fifth game based around a universe where everything and everyone is terrible, and nihilism is the closest thing you can have to a philosophy because reality is built around horrible things that want to eat you, including huge demon babies with shark teeth.Because NieR: Automata is developed by Yoko freaking Taro. Nier: Automata Is a Game of the Year, and Here Are Tons of Spoilers Why Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgFirst, LaVar Ball’s AAU team went viral when they got blown out by the Compton Magic by half-a-hunnit. Yesterday, LaVar got T’ed up for ballin’ too hard, and even though his team was up, he pulled his Ballers off the floor and forfeited the game.Watch closely if you have ever coached and needed a lesson on how to give up when faced with a bad call or the slightest adversity. This is a master class.Big Baller, what? Advertisementlast_img

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first_imgGoogle Chrome: display URL on tab mouse hover by Martin Brinkmann on January 05, 2019 in Google Chrome – 8 commentsThe Chrome browser displays the page title when Chrome users hover over tabs in the desktop version of the browser. While the information is sufficient at times, it may cause issues if sites use similar or identical page titles.Google introduced a new experimental feature in Chrome Canary and Chrome Developer recently that changes this. The feature adds the URL — more precisely a part of it — to the hover card.Chrome users who hover over a tab when the feature is enabled get the page title and the root domain the page is hosted on.The following screenshot highlights how this looks right now:Note: The feature is experimental. There is a chance that it will be implemented natively in Google Chrome at one point in time, and a chance that Google will remove it again without providing any explanation or alternative.The feature is called Tab Hover Cards. It is available in Chrome Canary and Chrome Developer only at this point in time.To activate it, do the following:Load chrome://flags/#tab-hover-cards in the browser’s address bar.Switch the status of the experiment to Enabled.Restart the Google Chrome web browser.The hostname is displayed when you hover over tabs after the restart. You may undo the change at any time by setting the experiment to disabled or default on the page mentioned above.How useful is it?Web browsers display different information when users hover on open tabs in the browser. Microsoft Edge displays a thumbnail of the content but no page title or URL, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera only the page title, and Vivaldi a thumbnail preview and page title.The adding of the hostname may be useful in certain situations, e.g. when it is not clear right away on which site a particular page is hosted on.The dual-line that is displayed as a card on hover takes up more space on the other hand. Users who move the mouse over the tab bar regularly may dislike that as it may cover up some part of the webpage.Chrome users who run Canary or Developer versions of the web browser can give this a try right now.Now You: Which information do you want to see when you hover over tabs? (via Deskmodder)SummaryArticle NameGoogle Chrome: display URL on tab mouse hoverDescriptionGoogle introduced a new experimental feature in Chrome Canary and Chrome Developer recently that displays page title and domain on hover.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgCommunications Minister Francisco Chacón on Friday denied rumors that Costa Rican Fisheries Institute President Luis Dobles would be fired in an ongoing shakeup at the agency.Sources on Friday told The Tico Times that Dobles could be axed at next Tuesday’s weekly presidential Cabinet meeting, a claim Chacón dismissed.On Tuesday, President Laura Chinchilla’s administration quietly fired Álvaro Moreno, who since 2010 has served as vice president of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca) and vice president of the institute’s board of directors, citing multiple ethics violations and ties to the commercial fishing industry.Dobles and Moreno are two controversial figures who, until Moreno’s firing this week, led an agency charged with regulating Costa Rica’s commercial fishing industry and promoting conservation policies to protect marine wildlife.On several occasions, Moreno served as interim president of the agency while Dobles traveled abroad. In an interview with The Tico Times on Thursday, Dobles downplayed Moreno’s role as interim president, saying the longest he had served while Dobles was away was 10 days.For years, conservation groups have criticized Incopesca’s board of directors for openly serving the interests of commercial fishing, a violation, they say, of Incopesca’s charter, which tasks the agency with “promoting, based on scientific and technical criteria, the conservation and sustainable use of aquaculture and marine biological resources.”Moreno’s dismissal was prompted by a report by the executive’s branch’s Public Ethics Office that cited numerous ethics infractions, including infringement of Costa Rica’s anti-corruption law, abandonment of duties, irregular acceptance of a temporary government salary and violation of rules prohibiting Moreno from practicing law at his private firm while serving on Incopesca’s board.The Tico Times called Moreno several times on his cellphone, but was unable to reach him for comment. On Thursday night, he told the daily La Nación: “If I get fired for defending fishermen, I accept that. Let them fire me. I will continue defending fishermen from whatever trench I’m in.”When contacted Thursday, Dobles said he had not been officially informed of the decision, but he would “respect such a decision if it had been made.”The ethics office report was prompted by a complaint filed in November 2011 alleging that Moreno provided legal representation to commercial fishermen and owners of semi-industrial fishing vessels while he was vice president of Incopesca.A later case involved a May lawsuit filed by environmental groups before the Constitutional Branch of the Supreme Court. The lawsuit sought an injunction against Incopesca for issuing licenses to Costa Rican shrimp boats that employ the environmentally destructive technique of bottom trawling. In June, Moreno issued a court filing challenging the lawsuit on behalf of Incopesca and several shrimp boat owners and fishing companies. The filing was printed on stationary from Moreno’s private law practice in Puntarenas, the central Pacific coastal city where most of the country’s industrial fishing operations are based. “It shouldn’t be possible that in this lawsuit, the same person [Moreno] is judge and party [to the suit]; he used his own stationary to defend against the charges,” said Citizen Action Party lawmaker María Eugenia Venegas, who along with environmental groups pressured Chinchilla’s Cabinet to sack Moreno.Moreno also provided legal representation for six crew members of a shrimping boat who were detained in 2009 for shrimping without using Turtle Excluder Devices, a violation of Costa Rica’s fishing law, the daily La Nación reported in January. The ethics office also reviewed that case and found Moreno in violation of ethics and corruption laws.Confronted with the information from the ethics office, Dobles did not launch administrative proceedings against Moreno, telling La Nación, “Legally, it’s not our job to do that.”Delayed ReactionIn July, Chinchilla unveiled a plan to improve sustainable management of the country’s marine resources, signing several decrees that created a new Cabinet-level National Marine Commission and a Waters and Oceans Vice Ministry, along with other measures. The president’s “blue agenda” was based on a marine advisory committee report that also recommended an overhaul of Incopesca’s board.“We recommend a revision of Incopesca’s Charter Law in order to change its institutional structure. This includes significant modifications of its board of directors to ensure the public interest is protected during decision making,” the committee report stated.The shakeup at Incopesca appears to follow recommendations from that committee report, but it took several months for Cabinet members to act on the ethics office recommendation, which they received in January. In April, Moreno testified before Cabinet members in response to the ethics office report, bringing Dobles as a witness.On May 4, the Cabinet extended by two months its period of review of the case, promising a ruling on July 7. Nearly two months later, following intense lobbying by conservation groups and two lawmakers, the administration moved to fire Moreno.“They delayed and delayed and delayed,” Venegas said.Still, environmental groups applauded the decision. “We are satisfied with the Cabinet’s decision [to fire Moreno], as marine resources belong to all Costa Ricans and they shouldn’t be administered by someone with private interests,” Jorge Jiménez, general director of marine conservation group MarViva, said in a statement. “This is a good first step, which highlights the need for operational, functional and structural reform at Incopesca to prevent cases like Mr. Moreno’s from recurring.”Tico Times reporter Steven Ercolani contributed to this story. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Men’s health affects baby’s health too Comments   Share   Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements JOHANNESBURG (AP) – A rescue official says a 50-meter (164-foot) Japanese trawler with 28 fishermen and a dog aboard has run aground off a popular Cape Town beach.Craig Lambinon, spokesman for the National Sea Rescue Institute, said thick fog may have contributed to the accident early Saturday at First Beach in Cape Town’s upscale Clifton area.He says no one was injured and rescuers took 19 people off the trawler, leaving behind the captain, his dog and a skeleton crew. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Quick workouts for men Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories Lambinon says the trawler does not at this stage appear to pose an environmental threat.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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first_imgSource = Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines www.delta.com Ed Bastian Delta Air Lines (c) Caryn OxfordDelta announces executive successionDelta Air Lines, Inc. Board of Directors announced that Richard H. Anderson has chosen to retire as CEO effective May 2, 2016. At that time, Mr. Anderson will be elevated to Executive Chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors. “Richard has been an outstanding leader and CEO. His unique combination of strategic and operating skills, plus his commitment to employees, corporate culture, customers and shareholders has redefined Delta and led to an entirely new and better way of flying around the world. Under Richard’s leadership, Delta has become the most profitable and best run airline that consistently delivers excellent customer service. The entire Board of Directors extends a hearty thanks for his service, his leadership and his thoughtful succession planning process. This succession plan has been several years in the making and will keep Delta on top of the global industry.” said Dan Carp, Chairman of the Board.Ed Bastian, President of Delta, will be appointed CEO effective May 2, 2016 and Glen Hauenstein, Executive Vice President, will be appointed President of Delta, also effective May 2, 2016. Gil West is promoted immediately to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Ed has been a critical part of Delta’s success. He is an exceptional leader and has been an invaluable partner in leading the remarkable transformation of Delta over the last decade. Likewise, Glen and Gil are extraordinary leaders who have led the transformation of Delta’s network, product and operations. I hold Ed, Glen and Gil in the highest esteem, both personally and professionally, and have every confidence that they will lead Delta to even higher levels of performance.” said Richard Anderson. “Ed Bastian will lead the best management team in the global industry. Delta’s succession planning and executive development has produced the top performing executive team in the global airline industry,” said Dan Carp, Chairman of the Delta Board of Directors.Effective immediately, the Board of Directors also appoints Steve Sear, President International and Executive Vice President Global Sales. Steve will lead the Atlantic, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America organizations in addition to global sales.Upon Richard Anderson’s appointment as Executive Chairman on May 2, 2016, Frank Blake, a current Delta Director, will be appointed Lead Director of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors. Dan Carp will step down as non-executive Chairman and remain on the Board of Directors of Delta. “Dan Carp has been an excellent mentor and colleague as the Chairman of Delta since 2007, overseeing the remarkable resurgence of Delta as the recognized leader of the global aviation business,” said Richard Anderson.center_img Deltabook and fly herelast_img read more