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Curley will not be running in Octobers territorial election

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut’s long time Rankin Inlet MLA North, Tagak Curley, has announced that he will not be running in October’s territorial election.On his way out the door he took a stand against some legislation that outgoing premier Eva Aariak sees as a major part of her platform, the child and youth advocate.APTN’s Kent Driscoll brings you the resulting political showdown from Iqaluit.last_img

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Indigenous leaders meet ahead of climate talks with Prime Minister

first_img(Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam who was not invited to the meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pleads his case to AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde. Photo: Brandi Morin)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsChiefs from across Canada, the Metis National Council and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami met in Vancouver Monday, ahead of a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and premiers to discuss climate change.A delegation ten from each organization will sit down Wednesday afternoon.It is an issue that chiefs need to form a collective position on in order to survive, said Assembly of First Nation Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day.“We need to send a very strong message because this is about life and death right now,” said Day. “Let us not lax. Let us not be weak in our resolve about this meeting that’s going to be happening.”Some First Nation communities in Northern Ontario are feeling the repercussions of climate change via the early melting of winter ice roads leaving them cut off from the outside world.The problem will only continue to get worse as the planet warms, said Day who is recommending that the AFN develop a Climate Change Accord that will see First Nations, federal and provincial governments sign off on.Day said the meeting will be a test as to the nation to nation building promises made by the Trudeau government.National Chief Perry Bellegarde thinks the meeting is a good start, but he’s more concerned about what will come out of it.“It’s more important now to have Indigenous Peoples at every decision making table going forward so that our worldview and our respect for the land and water is front and foremost so that we leave and protect things for future generations,” said Bellegarde.He said the government is caught between a rock and a hard place.The conflict between working to cut greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to push for oil and gas developments is a result of a global over dependence on fossil fuels.“We know we can’t immediately put a stop to oil and gas development but we sure as heck can put in a plan and strategies to transition,” said Bellegarde. “We have to start moving very rapidly to strategies that look at clean energy – solar, wind, geo-thermal, hydro. And those jobs that are lost from the economy, from oil and gas, those can be picked up in other sectors. Let’s put our minds and heads and hearts together and find the common ground so that future generations will have something left.”Bellegarde called climate change an international issue and said Indigenous voices need to play a role in finding the solutions.“We need to get the whole world to understand that Indigenous Peoples are affected first and foremost by climate change,” said Bellegarde. We haven’t been part of the problem, but I know we are and will be a part of the solution to this huge international issue.”Representatives from the Metis National Council also met in Vancouver to prepare for the meeting.MNC President Clement Chartier said climate change impacts are critical to the livelihood of the Metis Nation.Even though Metis have unique challenges with governments recognizing rights due to being dispossessed from lands and resources, many live in their traditional territories which makes them have every right to be at the table.“It’s not a matter of some governments coming to the table talking about dollars and cents and the economy and so forth, but it’s that they’re actually taking seriously Indigenous Peoples,” he said.“But they’re also following through with the international community on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which recognizes the role that Indigenous Peoples and governments must play in terms of climate change and other matters,” said Chartier. “I respect the Trudeau government for inviting us here to be a part of this conversation.”The meeting takes place Wednesday afternoon following a speech by Trudeau at the 2016 Globe conference on sustainability and economic development.bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more

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Bank of Canada hides oldschool video game in new bank note website

first_imgOTTAWA – The Bank of Canada has hidden an aptly named “Inflation Busters” video game on its website promoting the country’s new $10 bill.The game shares similarities with the classic arcade game “Space Invaders” and challenges players to blast alien attackers while avoiding getting shot themselves.On Thursday, the Bank of Canada unveiled a new bank note featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond — and visitors to the promotional website can find the video game by repeatedly clicking on the “Spin” button underneath a 3D image of the bill.To unlock the game, visit https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/vertical10/The central bank also added a so-called Easter egg to its website last spring when it unveiled the design for its $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.If visitors to the website entered the right series of keys, the website played the national anthem and filled the screen with a shower of tiny animated banknotes.The key sequence needed to unlock that secret has long been known as the Konami code because it was first included in a video game by the Japanese company of the same name in 1986.The cheat code has since been used in dozens of other games.last_img read more

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Qatari prime minister starts work visit to Morocco

first_imgRabat- Qatari prime minister and interior minister Cheikh Abdallah Ben Nasser Ben Khalifa Al Thani, started on Sunday a work visit to Morocco. The Qatari official, who is accompanied by a large delegation of cabinet members, was welcome at the airport by head of the government, Abdelilah Benkirane, government members and other officials.The two heads of government will review means to promote and consolidate cooperation between the two Arab countries while Qatari ministers will also meet Moroccan peers.last_img

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Morocco, Gateway To Africa, Says Senior US Official

Marrakesh – US administrator for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Maria Contreras-Sweet hailed Friday in Marrakech Morocco’s important role in Africa’s development, saying Kingdom is a gateway to develop the African continent.On the sidelines of the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2014GES) in Marrakesh, the senior US official told MAP: “We are so pleased that Morocco came forward to sponsor this event. From the American view, Morocco is the gateway to develop the continent of Africa”.Contreras-Sweet said in Morocco, there are “so many men and women who have wonderful ideas” for entrepreneurial projects which can work both in Morocco and elsewhere in the world. She further highlighted the important contribution of SMEs for economic recovery, noting that two-thirds of the jobs created in the United States are coming from the small and medium business community. read more

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Rising extremism warrants global response says SecretaryGeneral

24 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need for forging common solutions to shared problems, in particular the growing threat of extremism, which like many of today’s challenges affects all countries, large and small. In today’s world, “extremist violence in one place can have a ripple effect across many others,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to a high-level gathering of representatives comprising the “Group of Friends” of the global campaign known as the Alliance of Civilizations.“Friction between communities spreads, causing mistrust, resentment and hatred to spill across borders. Old myths about cultures and religions get new life on the Internet, driving an even bigger wedge between diverse groups,” he stated.“Rising extremism, like everything else in our interdependent world, demands a global response,” he added. The Group of Friends can contribute to this effort by supporting the Alliance of Civilizations, a campaign created in 2005 at the initiative of Spain and Turkey and under UN auspices, aiming to help overcome prejudices between nations and cultures and to promote interfaith dialogue. Through political, financial and strategic support for the Alliance, the Group can help overcome divisions and build trust, provide a platform to discuss sensitive issues creatively and constructively, and cut through polarized positions.“You can tackle difficult questions from new angles, and encourage new ideas. You can support concrete initiatives that build understanding,” Mr. Ban said.The “Group of Friends” network – a growing community of over 80 States and international organizations that support the objectives of the Alliance – was set up to foster partnerships and deepen cooperation on a range of initiatives across different regions. read more

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UN condemns killing of poll candidate and campaign workers in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned the killing of a fourth parliamentary election candidate in the western province of Herat and the murder of five men supporting the electoral campaign of a female candidate in the same region.The latest candidate to be targeted was killed on Saturday. Those responsible for the spate of violent incidents remain unknown.UNAMA sent its condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives demanded that those responsible for the killings be brought to justice. The mission said the killings constituted violent intimidation of electoral candidates and their supporters.“UNAMA calls upon the Afghan security forces to be on heightened vigilance over the coming weeks leading to the parliamentary elections,” the mission said in a statement. The parliamentary elections are scheduled for 18 September. 29 August 2010The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan today condemned the killing of a fourth parliamentary election candidate in the western province of Herat and the murder of five men supporting the electoral campaign of a female candidate in the same region. read more

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California Uber meet amid selfdriving car legal showdown

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, Devin Greene sits in the front seat of an Uber driverless car during a test drive in San Francisco. Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco – a move likely to both excite the city’s tech-savvy population and spark a conflict with California regulators. The Wednesday, Dec. 14, launch in Uber’s hometown expands a public pilot program the company started in Pittsburgh in September. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2016 7:00 am MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email California regulators are meeting privately Thursday with officials from Uber to hammer home their demand that the ride-hailing company immediately stop picking up San Francisco passengers in self-driving cars — or face legal action.Safety was sure to be front and centre: Dash cam video posted online showed a self-driving Uber run a red light Wednesday, the same day the company launched the pilot program with several Volvo SUVs.Publicly, both sides have dug into opposing positions. The state insists Uber must shut down the new self-driving service until it obtains a special permit for testing on public roads, while Uber says the cars are exempt from the permit requirement because they have a backup driver behind the wheel.RED LIGHT WARNINGOn Thursday, Uber said the driver was suspended and attributed the infraction in front of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to “human error.” That was an apparent reference to the company’s policy that employees behind the wheel of the cars must constantly monitor them and be prepared to take over if the technology stops working, or is about to do something dangerous or illegal.Far from playing defence, Uber offered the driver’s failure as evidence of the need to continue pushing ahead a technology that proponents say will one day drive far more safely than humans.“This is why we believe so much in making the roads safer by building self-driving Ubers,” the company said in a written statement, which said the red light-running car was not one of those in its pilot program and was not carrying passengers.Meanwhile, Uber continued to defy regulators by running the cars on the streets of San Francisco.Getting a permit is not a complicated or lengthy process, and regulators would likely approve Uber’s application, as they have permits for 20 other companies.Instead, Uber has insisted it will not apply out of principle, saying its cars do not meet the state’s legal definition of an “autonomous vehicle” and therefore do not need a permit.Though the cars are tricked out with sensors so they can steer, accelerate and brake, and even decide to change lanes, Uber says they are not nearly good enough to drive without human monitoring. And, according to Uber’s reading of state law, that means they are not, legally speaking, “autonomous vehicles” that need special state permission.PUSHING THE LEGAL LIMITPushing legal boundaries is a proud tradition at Uber. During its meteoric rise into a multibillion dollar company, Uber has argued with authorities in California and around the world about issues including driver criminal background checks and whether those drivers should be treated as contractors ineligible for employee benefits.Both the California Department of Motor vehicles and its parent transportation agency insist Uber is wrong — and hours after the self-driving service’s launch the state sent a letter saying the service was illegal because.“If Uber does not confirm immediately that it will stop its launch and seek a testing permit, DMV will initiate legal action,” DMV Chief Counsel Brian Soublet wrote the company. He referenced the possibility of taking Uber to court.Getting a permit for prototype testing is part of a process intensely negotiated between the state and industry, and DMV lawyer Soublet argued in an interview that the permits helps maintain public confidence that the technology is safe.Operating without a permit could give Uber a competitive advantage, Soublet noted. Companies with one must report to the state all crashes and every instance in which a person takes control during testing. All that information is public.Meanwhile, the company is sending another message to California: Other places want us if you don’t.In a blog post Wednesday, the leader of its self-driving efforts, Anthony Levandowski, warned that “complex rules and requirements could have the unintended consequence of slowing innovation” and named several places outside California he characterized as being “pro technology.”___Pritchard reported from Los Angeles. Contact him at https://twitter.com/lalanewsman. California, Uber meet amid self-driving car legal showdown read more

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Woman 93 injured after cowardly attempted robbery at bus stop

The victim was waiting for a bus on Turf Lane when two men attempted to grab her handbag and dragged her to the floor, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.She was left with injuries to her head, knees and hands by the attack, although her assailants left empty handed.The woman was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.GMP detective sergeant Alex Wilkinson said: “This was a violent, cowardly attack on an elderly woman.”It is hard to imagine what kind of individual would target a vulnerable member of the community and leave them with multiple injuries. CCTV released by GMP “This attack could have had much graver consequences. It is only due to the remarkable strength of the victim that she has been able to leave hospital and continue her recovery at home.”DS Wilkinson said police are following a number of lines of inquiry to find the offenders and have appealed for help finding them.Anyone in the area at the time was urged to contact police, while motorists passing through were asked to provide any dash cam footage. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A 93-year-old woman was left with multiple injuries after she was dragged to the ground in a “cowardly” attempted robbery at a bus stop.A 17-year-old boy has now been charged with attempted robbery. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, handed himself in to Greater Manchester Police on Friday night.He was charged in connection with the incident which took place at 11.55am on Thursday at a bus stop in Turf Lane, Chadderton, Oldham. He will appear at Tameside Youth Court on September 4.Police originally released an appeal seeking two men over the “violent” attack that they said could have resulted in “graver consequences” and released a CCTV image of their suspects. CCTV released by GMPCredit:GMP/GMP read more

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Player rejects World Cup medal

first_imgNikola Kalinic has rejected his silver medal after Croatia’s impressive display at this summer’s World Cup, according to Croatian media.The former Blackburn striker turned down the medal after he was disgracefully sent home from Russia 2018 just one game into the tournament.It’s believed the current AC Milan forward refused to come on as a substitute in his country’s opening 2-0 win over Nigeria due to a back problem, and was afterwards sent home by coach Zlatko Dalic.Dalic equally revealed Kalinic did the same in a World Cup friendly against Brazil and also during a training session.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Kalinic reportedly said “thank you but I did not play in Russia.” despite the offer from his teammates, having not played in the competition.Croatia surpassed their World Cup record set in 1998 when they made their debut by topping Group D ahead of Argentina and went all the way to the finals.The former Yugoslavian side were the comeback kings of the tournament as they overturned the deficit thrice in the knockout stages to reach the finals, beating Denmark, Russia and England in the process.But in they fell short in the showpiece final, losing 4-2 to France at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium with  goals coming from Perisic and Mandzukic in what ended up as consolation goal.last_img read more

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BSAR asks surrounding villages own members for help responding to nightly alcohol

first_imgThe Kuskokwim River in front of Bethel on December 21, 2017. Calls to Bethel Search and Rescue usually come between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Volunteers jump on snow machines or four wheelers and head to surrounding trails to respond. (Katie Basile / KYUK)It’s the second winter since Bethel opened a liquor store, and the demand on Bethel Search and Rescue to help people who’ve been drinking has more than doubled since last year. It’s been a challenge for the all-volunteer organization to keep up with demand. They are looking for more members and hoping that some of the surrounding villages will help.Listen nowBethel Search and Rescue’s mission is to find people and bring them home. Forty years ago, when the organization formed, that meant finding people who were lost in the days before cell phones and GPS. As technology changed so did search methods, but in the last two years another factor has altered what the organization does almost entirely: alcohol.“We get nightly calls, every night for people who are intoxicated,” Bethel Search and Rescue President Mike Riley said. “They come to Bethel, they consume alcohol and they try to return back home.”Often they don’t make it, and Search and Rescue gets called.“I don’t know if it’s called a rescue anymore,” Riley said.“I think it would be called more of an emergency response,” Perry Barr, a long-serving Bethel Search and Rescue member, said. “Because lives could be lost, and especially with the colder temperatures we have to respond.”The emergencies involving intoxicated people are increasing. Bethel opened its first liquor store in 2016 following nearly four decades of banned sales. In prior years, searchers would respond to alcohol-related calls about once a month. Last winter, that jumped to about twice a week. This winter, Riley says, it’s almost every night.“The calls are coming in from 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.” Riley said. “We get up, get ready, and get out and do our rescue.”The same five men, including Riley, respond. Bethel Search and Rescue has about 80 active members who will go out on extended searches, like the ones the organization was created for, but the list of names for nightly calls you can count on one hand: five men with day jobs, families and other responsibilities.Responding to calls night after night is wearing down the Search and Rescue volunteers, and about 20 percent of the calls are for what the group labels “frequent fliers.”“It’s really close by villages that they’re coming back and forth from, and we need more cooperation from,” Riley said.The organization is appealing to these villages for help.  It doesn’t have to be all that much.“If they could put something together like a hasty two-man team,” Riley said, “That’s all you really need.”The increase in night searches is exhausting, even frustrating, but the work must go on.“Where do we draw that line? We can’t draw that line on our responses. If we get a call, we will respond,” Riley said.Along with the request to neighboring villages, Bethel Search and Rescue is asking its own members to respond at night. Riley would like to create a rotating schedule, and member Perry Barr would like to see younger people signing up.“Our current membership is getting long in the tooth, so to speak. They’re getting older,” Barr said. “And we need some of the younger people in this community to step up and volunteer so we can train them, spend time with them; they can respond with us.”last_img read more

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REVEALED What was inside the black trunk in PM Modis chopper

first_imgScreengrab from the video that was spotted being carried out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter.TwitterThe Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Chitradurga district unit on Sunday (April 14) said the “suspicious black trunk” that was spotted being carried out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter had electronic equipment and party logos to be used on the dais for the prime minister’s speech in Karnataka last week for poll campaign.The development comes after the Congress party demanded a probe into the alleged transportation of the black box in PM Modi’s chopper during his visit to Karnataka. Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma asked the prime minister to come clean and said the Election Commission should inquire into the contents of the “trunk”.He said the Congress’ Karnataka unit has already filed a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard. The prime minister had addressed an election rally in Karnataka’s Chitradurga on April 9.A mysterious box was unloaded from PM Modi’s helicopter at Chitradurga yesterday and loaded into a private Innova which quickly sped away. The #ElectionCommission should enquire into what was in the box and to whom the vehicle belonged. @ceo_karnataka pic.twitter.com/iudqT143Bv— KPCC President (@KPCCPresident) April 13, 2019″We saw there were three more choppers escorting the prime minister’s helicopter. After landing, a black trunk was taken out and whisked away in a private car which was not part of the SPG carcade,” he alleged. Sharma suggested there was cash stashed in the trunk. “What was there in the trunk. If there was no cash in it, let there an inquiry be held.”The party also played a video clip claiming that the purported trunk, after being unloaded from the PM’s helicopter, was shipped to a private Innova car, that Sharma alleged was not a part of the SPG carcade, and taken away.Sharma also asked Modi to give an account of his five-year rule to the people of the country as a tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.”The Prime Minister is trying to control and change the narrative because he has no courage the face real issues,” he alleged.Raising the issue of Rafale, Sharma asked Modi to make public the minutes of a meeting held last year between him and former French president Francois Hollande on the fighter jet deal.”Why is he (PM) silent on his role in Rafale scam? Make the minutes of the meeting between Prime Minister and former French president Francois Hollande on the Rafale deal public by tomorrow. As there has been a controversy, it would help settle it once for all,” he said.The Prime Minister in his “desperation to win has done an enormous disservice to the nation by dragging in the Armed Forces for Partisan political propaganda”, Sharma further alleged.”Seeking votes for the courageous action and sacrifices of our soldiers is an unpardonable transgression and also an insult to the Armed forces who defend the motherland under the tricolour and not under one person or party. The Indian Army belongs to the Republic of India,” he said.Sharma also slammed BJP leader and Union minister General VK Singh (Retd).”There is Prime Minister’s defence and his apology minister including one of his ministers, who should have been made literate in the military history of the country. I am referring to retired General VK Singh, he said – Indira Gandhi benefitted electorally from the Bangladesh war.””Is he ignorant of history when he himself was a commissioned officer?” Sharma asked.”To reeducate him, these are the facts: General Singh got commissioned in June 1970, Smt Indira Gandhi recorded a massive electoral win in March 1971 and India won the 13-day war with Pakistan on 16 December 1971. VK Singh should extend an unconditional apology,” he said.(Inputs from agencies)last_img read more

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Lightning kills man in Noakhali

first_imgA man was killed as a thunderbolt hit him at Munshir Taluk village in Sadar upazila on Sunday afternoon.Md Anwer Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sudharam model police station, said lightning struck Md Azad, 38, son of Abdul Malek Mistri of the village when he was working at his poultry farm adjacent to his home, leaving him dead on the spot.last_img

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Man kills wife in Magura

first_imgA housewife has been tortured to death allegedly by her husband for dowry at Barkhari village in Sadar upazila.The deceased was identified as Reba Khatun, 25, wife of Golam Mollah of the village, reports UNB.Quoting victim’s family members, officer-in-charge of Magura Police Station Ilias Hossain said Golam Mollah married Reba five years ago.Since their marriage, Golam had been demanding dowry from her family and used to torture her very often, he said.On Tuesday evening, he locked into an altercation with Reba over the issue and beat her indiscriminately, leaving her dead on the spot.Later, he hanged the body with the ceiling of the house to make it appear that she committed suicide.On information, police recovered the hanging body on Wednesday morning and sent it to Magura Sadar Hospital for autopsy.They also arrested Golam from the spot, the OC said, adding that a murder case was filed over the incident.last_img read more

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Louisville Opens Home Schedule Versus Miami Ohio

first_imgIn the win over Arizona State, Louisville utilized an 8-0 run to come from behind in the fourth quarter and Dana Evans found Sam Fuehring underneath for a layup with 2.5 seconds to seal the victory. They then used a 37-18 second quarter to pull away from Hartford. Listen Head coach Jeff Walz is 9-2 in home openers at Louisville. The only losses a 75-71 defeat to California on Nov. 15, 2015 and a 63-50 loss to No. 4 Tennessee on Nov. 12, 2010 to open the KFC Yum! Center. Last season, they opened the season at home with an 80-40 win over Southeast Missouri.Walz, along with associate head coach Stephanie Norman, will be recognized pregame after recording their 300th win at Louisville in the season opener at Western Kentucky.ABOUT THE REDHAWKSIn head coach Megan Duffy’s first season at the helm, Miami (Ohio) went 22-11 overall, 12-6 in the MAC, and played in the WNIT, falling to Duquesne, 69-56, in the first round. They return four starters from a year ago and have opened the season with a 4-0 record. In their last contest, they downed High Point, 68-55, in Oxford. They are led by First Team All-MAC performer Lauren Dickerson. Last season, she averaged a team-high 19.6 ppg and 5.3 apg, while also posting 3.7 rpg. In four games this year, she is leading the team with 13.3 ppg, 6.5 apg and 2.8 spg, while pulling down 4.5 rpg, in 35.8 minutes.Series History – Louisville is 7-4 all-time against Miami (Ohio) and 5-0 at home. This will be the first matchup between the two teams at the KFC Yum! Center. This marks the first time the Cardinals and Redhawks have squared off since March 23, 2008 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in New Orleans. The game marked head coach Jeff Walz’s first tournament game and Louisville won 81-67. They then moved on to their first ever Sweet 16 with an 80-63 win vs. Kansas State. It marks first game in Louisville since Dec. 28, 2001 (W, 92-71).Date: Monday, Nov. 26Time: 7:00 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center    Louisville, Ky. (22,000) Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ACCNE, Jim Kelch, play-by-play; Cortnee Walton, analystLast Meeting: L, 62-50 (11/17/09 at Hartford)Series History: 7-4 (5-0 Home, 0-4 Away, 2-0 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 5th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayOfficials: Maj Forsberg, Bryan Enterline, Jenna SchroederFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB.Print Friendly Version The Cardinals started the season with their first five games away from home, which marked the most away games to start the season since 2007-08 when they also opened with five games away from the Derby City. Live Stats Media Center Over the weekend, the Cardinals remained unbeaten with a 58-56 win over No. 19 Arizona State and an 86-69 win over Hartford in the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, Nev. She is averaging 11.6 points, while shooting 20-35 (.571) from the floor, and a team-high 6.4 rebounds after five games. She had a team-high eight rebounds at Boise State, adding nine points. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After opening the season with a 5-0 record away from home, University of Louisville women’s basketball makes its 2018-19 debut at the KFC Yum! Center against Miami (Ohio) on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET. Fuehring was named to the South Point Shootout All-Tournament team after averaging 18.5 points and seven rebounds. She had a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds, including the game-winner vs. Arizona State, and then had 19 points, which tied a career-high, and five rebounds vs. Hartford. She was also 8-8 from the line. Tickets Story Links Watch last_img read more

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Fox Orders Untitled XMen TV Pilot

first_img Looks like Fox is moving forward with its X-Men TV strategy.Matt Nix, best known for creating Burn Notice, is moving ahead with a TV pilot based on the comic book franchise. Fox handed out an official pilot order on Tuesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.The report describes Nix as a “diehard” X-Men fan who will pen the script and act as showrunner. He’ll also executive produce along side franchise veterans Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, and Simon Kinberg as well as Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.Nix has been talking about his idea for the show publicly for a while, and it follows a typical X-Men/mutant plot. He said the show “revolves around two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.”Sounds like an average day in the X-Men universe.This isn’t the first X-Men-inspired TV show to grace Fox’s airwaves. FX’s Legion is set to debut on Feb. 8, but it isn’t connected with the X-Men movieverse continuity. Nix saw the show and, speaking with reporters at the Television Critic’s Association winter press tour, said that his show wouldn’t connect with that.“I thought ‘I really need to see Legion to make sure that I don’t step on anything they’re doing.’ Then I saw it and was, like, ‘There’s no chance I’m stepping on anything they’re doing,’” he said.Nix also stated the show wouldn’t be in line with the movies. He cited Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a similar project, but noted it wouldn’t be tied to the movies exclusively. It’ll acknowledge large-scale events like Apocalypse but would work on its own. However, Nix added that the idea is still evolving.At the very least, and we appreciate this as X-Men and comic book fans, Nix said that he wants to create a new story that doesn’t rehash old events or characters, at least for the sake of it.“I owe something to my 10-year-old self right now, and I need to respect that, and I need for that kid who is obsessively reading comic books, I need there to be something rewarding, where they don’t feel that they wasted their time and they know what this is,” he said.There’s no word yet on when the pilot will be completed. The as of now untitled project hasn’t been ordered to series (hence a pilot order and not a straight-to-series order), so it may not happen at all. Regardless, Nix is hoping to have something by this upcoming pilot season to show off.Since the movies have stalemated in terms of its overarching plot (what can you really do after Apocalypse) and Fox seems to be focusing on spinoffs, for now, it makes sense to give TV a shot. It’ll allow them to tell smaller stories without the pressure of studios to create large-scale action blockbusters and will give them breathing room to get into details. X-Men is an ensemble franchise, so having space will be helpful, so we don’t become inundated with characters and backstory again.Regardless, we’ll be following this one and will bring you more details as we get them. SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-MenMarvel Posts ‘Dawn of X’ Teaser on Twitter Before SDCC 2019 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Darwin Airport receives 100m as Qantas announces MELDRW

first_imgDarwin Airport gets a $100m capital injection, asQantas announces MEL-DRW direct Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.C Darwin International Airport announced it is set to receive $100 million invested over ten years from Qantas Group, the same day the national carrier announced new direct Melbourne-Darwin services from May 2011.Darwin International Airport struck the new aviation pricing agreement with the Qantas Group on Monday 11 October.The agreement plans for more than $100 million to be invested in its airport facilities over the next ten years, including a $33.5 million terminal expansion.“We are very pleased to announce that we have reached a long-term price agreement with the Qantas Group that both parties are happy with,” Darwin Airport CEO, Ian Kew, said.Darwin’s market has remained resilient over the economic downturn, recording 11.3 per cent international passenger growth and 6.2 per cent domestic passenger growth over the last financial year, a release from the airport said.The growth augurs well for the airport’s ambition to be the primary narrow body hub between Australia and Asia.“Qantas Airways direct Melbourne-Darwin flights will be welcome news to the business community and further demonstrates that our market is high yielding for our airline customers,” Mr Kew said.“Given Darwin Airport’s key role as a hub between Darwin and Asia, we would be keen to work with Qantas to extend this full service flight from Darwin to Singapore in line with the NT Government’s Aviation Strategy.”Qantas announces MEL-DRW from May 2011The new service reflects the national carrier’s efforts to extend its CityFlyer offering on flight to the NT, group executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Rob Gurney, said in an announcement Monday 11 October.“The new Qantas services will support growth in business travel and tourism between Melbourne and Darwin,” he said.Qantas currently offers direct services between Darwin and Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney, as well as direct QantasLink flights to Alice Springs, Cairns and Gove (Nhulunbuy).The new schedule would comprise three return Melbourne-Darwin services operating on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, while a fourth service would operate on Mondays during the Territory’s peak season from July-October, the airline said.The route will be operated by a two-class, 168-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.The Qantas Group accounts for 85 per cent of Darwin Airport’s traffic.last_img read more

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Residence Inn Hotel to open in Spartanburg South Carolina

first_imgResidence Inn Hotel to open in Spartanburg, South CarolinaResidence Inn Hotel to open in Spartanburg, South CarolinaStylish and functional hotel design lets extended-stay guests thrive on the roadThe 105-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Spartanburg, South Carolina is scheduled to open this Friday, June 29, 2018. Located at 109 Residence Drive, the all-suite Residence Inn Spartanburg Westgate will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Pinnacle Hospitality of Roebuck, South Carolina. Located 10 minutes from downtown Spartanburg and 16 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the Residence Inn Spartanburg Westgate offers its guests convenient access to the BMW Zentrum Museum and Factory, the Upward Star Center, Wofford College and Converse College. Rates vary depending on length of stay. “We are pleased with the continued growth of Residence Inn hotels in the Spartanburg area,” said Diane Mayer, vice president and global brand manager, Residence Inn. “When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.” The Residence Inn Spartanburg Westgate is an all-suite hotel that offers studio and one-bedroom suites. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances. The Residence Inn Spartanburg Westgate rotates a wide selection of healthy choices at their free hot breakfast. Start with favorites like bacon and eggs, Greek yogurt, cut fruit or waffles and make it yours with our extensive toppings, ranging from fresh spinach and cheese to sliced almonds and strawberries. Enjoy all the options you need to start your morning with endless possibilities. Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, the Residence Inn Spartanburg Westgate offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services, and onsite guest laundry room. The hotel’s weeknight evening gatherings – the RI Mix offer a casual, relaxing environment where guests can be as social as they want, while enjoying premium beers and connection to local flavors. The hotel also maintains a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials, and provides guests with an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, an outdoor patio and a lobby bar that will relocate to the patio in warmer weather. About Residence Inn by MarriottResidence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 700 properties located in 10 countries and territories. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI Mix evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road. As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit residenceinn.marriott.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook and follow @ResidenceInn on Twitter and Instagram. Source = Residence Inn by Marriottlast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The preseason matters!Before the ball kicks off against Green Bay on Friday, make no mistake, the preseason matters — but the score does not. Far too many people — fans, media, players and coaches included — put too little importance on the game and too much on its outcome.It’s impossible for anyone other than the coaches to know the importance of one individual play. Cardinals’ coaches have spent so little time, if any, focused on what the Packers do. Coaching staffs go into preseason games with three major goals: stay healthy, get starters ramped up and decide on position battles. The catch for head coach Bruce Arians is combining the second and third goal at the same time. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling CardinalsI really want to see this team play physical football. Ken Whisenhunt is a very knowledgeable football coach but this team became very soft before the hiring of defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Following Horton’s hiring, only the offense was soft. Arians believes in running the football and throwing it deep. Power sets up finesse for Arians. I’m interested to see how long the team takes to transform. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Any one-on-one matchupI don’t care what the position is, any time there’s a CB vs. WR, RG vs. DT or RB vs. blitzing LB. If you win one-on-one, your coach doesn’t have cover for you if you’re a starter and you make the team if you’re at the bottom of the depth chart.Andre RobertsI’m watching to see if he catches the ball. Yes, it’s that simple for him.Michael Floyd, Daryl Washington, D.C. Jefferson, Paul Fanaika, Kevin Minter, Tyrann Mathieu, Jonathan Cooper, Alfonso SmithThis group has had outstanding camps but it’s only camp. Every player is either young, unproven or has self-inflicted distractions. How will they play this month and for the rest of this year?Rashard MendenhallMendenhall’s short-term goal is just show health, offensive knowledge and a little burst. The veteran’s long-term goal is to show last year was a rough comeback from injury and not a clear sign he’s old.Patrick PetersonThere are so many questions. How will he be used versus Green Bay and this year? How will offense affect his defense? Will he be used sparingly to not allow NFL defensive coordinators to see Arians’ plans during the preseason or will Arians play Peterson quite a bit to prepare him?center_img The most important aspect of NFL coaching is designing favorable matchups. In order to be successful at this aspect is to know your personnel’s strength and weaknesses, as well as your opponents. If you have a weakness at right guard, you must provide help in the form of double teams, snap counts and so on. In the regular season, it is your job as coach to cover for your players’ weaknesses. You can’t lie to yourself and hope the player gets smarter, stronger or more athletic. He is what he is. A player must be put in a position to succeed by his coach.The preseason is the exact opposite. The best way to educate your players (and yourself about your players) is to put them in situations where you have no idea how they’ll respond. This is why the score doesn’t matter. Call a play that puts a player in a challenging position and see how he does. Let him fail and coach him up. There’s no way for us as fans and media to know what the specific goal of a coach is on each preseason play call and for each preseason game.Since the score doesn’t matter, here’s what I’ll be watching:Carson PalmerI want to see his handle of the offense and his chemistry with his receivers. Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories last_img read more

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