UPDATE – RCMP looking for missing teen from Wembley

first_imgUPDATE – Jonah Cincurak has been located safe. Thank you for your assistance.WEMBLEY, A.B. – The Beaverlodge RCMP are looking for the publics help to locate a missing 14-year-old from Wembley.Jonah Cincurak was last seen on December 11, 2018, and is described as 5’4″, 120 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a winter coat and green ball cap.If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jonah Cincurak please contact the Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2955.last_img

BJP seals alliances in Northeast aims 22 LS seats

first_imgGuwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finalised its alliances in the Northeast, setting a target of winning at least 22 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats from eight states of the region, party general secretary Ram Madhav claimed on Wednesday. Madhav, the BJP’s incharge of the Northeast, held a series of discussions here on Tuesday till past midnight and sealed the alliances with the Asom Gana Parishad, Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), National People’s Party, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The BJP leader will be holding a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and leaders of the IPFT in Agartala on Wednesday. The alliances have been finalised under the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance’s political coalition with the regional parties of the region. “This alliance has the potential of winning not less than 22 out of 25 seats in the region and play an important role in seeing Modi-ji as the PM once again,” Madhav posted on Facebook. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed On Tuesday, Madhav had met Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma. Madhav also met a delegation of the AGP, the led by party president Atul Bora, and finalised reunion of the former allies. “It was a hectic day of parlays yesterday in the North East. Sustained negotiations at Dimapur and Guwahati with different senior leaders. Have finally sealed the alliance and electoral understanding between the BJP and all major parties in the North East,” he added in the post. “The BJP, NPP, NDPP, AGP and BPF will fight together in Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh with the mission of defeating Congress party at the hustings. In Tripura, the BJP will fight the elections together with IPFT, our alliance partner,” Madhav said. In Sikkim, BJP’s alliance will be with the main opposition party, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, he added. “While the Opposition is still talking and talking about ‘Mahagatbandhan’ (grand alliance), we already have ours in place in the North East and the rest of the country. The NDA is a much stronger coalition today than before,” Madhav said.last_img read more

TSX higher amid positive tone from world markets commodities

The Toronto stock market climbed higher Wednesday, boosted by strengthening commodities and a generally positive tone from world markets.The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 76.19 points to 12,540.30.The Canadian dollar was up 0.07 of a cent at 99.61 cents US.In the U.S., the Dow Jones industrials index moved edged up 1.08 points to 15,057.28, gaining on Tuesday’s record-breaking close above 15,000. The Nasdaq was up 9.71 points at 3,406.34, while the broader market measure, the Standard and Poor’s 500, advanced 2.81 points to 1,628.77. The S&P broke past 1,600 for the first time last Friday.Analysts are watching to see if the markets will continue their record-breaking highs or if the lack of economic and corporate news will result in a market correction. The U.S. indexes were initially down at the open, but later since recovered.Stronger equity markets in Canada are a sign of heightened investor appetite for risk and optimism that the U.S. economic recovery is gaining momentum.“It seems to be that at least, the path of resistance is up, especially in the U.S. It’s hard to see what’s going to derail this upwards trend,” said Ian Nakamoto, a portfolio manager with investment firm MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier.“I don’t think the rate of capitalization is going to be as strong as we had in the last couple of months, but people just want to put money into the market.”Nakamoto said burgeoning commodity prices, particularly in gold and copper, have also helped the resource-heavy TSX. At this point, it’s unclear when there might be a clawback of some of the gains.“There will be some sort of pullback. Every year there is pullback,” he said. “It’s just a matter of when and what causes it. My best guess is that its going to be in the summer because people tend to take their guard down.”The gold sector rose 2.82 per cent as June bullion surged $17.60 to US$1,466.40 an ounce.July copper was up eight cents at US$3.39 a pound following strong import and export data from China suggesting that the world’s No. 2 economy might be strengthening after an unexpected slowing in the first quarter.The TSX metals and mining sector was the leading driver of the index, with an increase of 3.33 per cent.The June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 44 cents at US$96.06 a barrel as the energy sector jumped by 0.68 per cent.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the fewer houses were built in April, mainly due to a decline in urban areas. The agency estimates there were 15,390 actual starts last month. Adjusted seasonally at an annual rate, there were 174,858 units, down from 181,146 in March.Meanwhile, Canada is mid-way through a heavy earnings week.Shares in Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) were up 40 cents, or 0.84 per cent at $47.95 after the pipeline giant reported higher first-quarter adjusted earnings that beat expectations, but warned it doesn’t expect that pace to last.Enbridge adjusted profits came in at $488 million, or 62 cents per share — beating the average analyst estimate by 10 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters. During the same period a year earlier, Enbridge earned $373 million, or 49 cents per share. Net earnings fell to $250 million or 31 cents, from $261 million or 34 cents per diluted share.Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) says it has appointed longtime senior Nestle executive Marc Caira as its new president and CEO. The iconic coffee and doughnut chain also reported a slight contraction in net income what was expected to be a “soft quarter.” It had net income attributable to stockholders of $86.2 million or 56 cents per share, down 2.9 per cent from $88.8 million. Tim Hortons shares were down $1.54, or nearly three per cent, at $57.10.Two media companies also reported declines in first-quarter income.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) says it saw a drop in both revenue and net income in the first quarter as the newspaper and book publisher continued to face challenges in the print advertising market.The company, which operates a number of digital properties along with publishing the Toronto Star and Harlequin books, says net income attributable to equity shareholders tumbled $13.3 million to $4.2 million or five cents per share in the quarter. The TSX reacted by driving the stock down nearly five per cent, or 29 cents, to $6.30.Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) also reported a sharp drop in first-quarter net income, although revenues remained stable overall, falling less than one per cent. The Quebec-based majority owner of Quebecor Media Inc., says net income attributable to shareholders was $35.6 million or 57 cents per share, compared with $71.4 million or $1.13 per basic share in the first quarter of 2012. Its shares were dropped nearly four per cent, or $1.85, to $44.83.In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.2 per cent at 6,569.27 while the CAC-40 in France rose 0.5 per cent to 3,941.61. Germany’s DAX appeared headed for another record close, rising 0.4 per cent to 8,217.52.In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5 per cent to 2,246.3, while the smaller Shenzhen Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent to 965.41. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.9 per cent to 23,244.35.Elsewhere in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.7 per cent to 14,285.69, its highest close in almost five years even though the yen once again failed to breach the 100-yen level against the dollar. The dollar was trading 0.1 per cent higher at 98.96 yen. read more

Mahanama and Dissanayaka further remanded till June 26

Mahanama and the Chairman of the State Timber Corporation, P. Dissanayake were arrested at the car park of a Colombo hotel recently while accepting the bribe from an Indian businessman. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka have been ordered to be further remanded till June 26 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court over a bribery case.Mahanama and Dissanayaka had been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs.20 million over a land deal.

Average US rate on 30year mortgage rises to 351 per cent 15year

WASHINGTON – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week but stayed near their historic lows. Cheaper mortgages have helped the economy by spurring more home-buying and refinancing.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 3.51 per cent from 3.42 per cent last week. That’s still near the average of 3.31 per cent reached in November, the lowest on records dating to 1971.The average on the 15-year loan rose to 2.69 per cent. That’s up from 2.61 per cent last week, which was the lowest on records going back to 1991.Low mortgage rates have helped sustained the housing recovery that began last year. Home sales and construction are up from a year ago, and prices are rising in most U.S. markets. by The Associated Press Posted May 16, 2013 10:14 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.51 per cent; 15-year up to 2.69 per cent read more

A trusted voice for social justice Guterres celebrates 100 years of the

Workers of PT Toshiba Consumer Products Ind. assembling and manufacturing of electronic goods, such as television sets. Cikarang, Bekasi. Indonesia. (file), by ILO/A. Mirza“So, it is fitting that the General Assembly – the most representative body of the United Nations – celebrates the transformative impact of the ILO on the fabric of our societies, and on our daily lives” she said.Citing decent work as one of her own priorities, she affirmed that it makes the UN “more relevant to people”, by demonstrating the “everyday impact of international agreements like the 2030 Agenda, and multilateral bodies like the ILO”.Acknowledging ILO’s more than 180 conventions and implementation programmes “on everything from gender equality to forced labour”, she lamented that “injustice is still a reality for millions of people”, higlighting the predicament of child workers, forced labourers and those trafficked into prostitution.“Over 40 million people today are victims of modern forms of slavery – more than twice the number involved in the transatlantic slave trade”, she said, commenting that 190 million people are unemployed; 300 million are working poor; and some two billion are engaged in informal work, “often without social protections”.‘A time to reflect’ on ILODubbing ILO “the most positive and enduring product of the Treaty of Versailles”, the Organization’s Director-General Guy Ryder called it “the first step in the construction of the multilateral system, and a forebearer of today’s United Nations”. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses guests at a luncheon for ILO’s 100 year anniversary., by UN Photo/Evan Schneider“It was empowered to negotiate and supervise the global rules of labour and to do so by the joint action of governments, workers and employers” he explained.“ILO’s journey has not always been a straight path” he admitted. “From the outset the Organization has been tested by the turbulence of history and the economic and social realities of its times”.“More than a cause of celebration, the Centenary that we commemorate today is a time to reflect on our purpose, and on the course we chart for the future”, he stated.Noting “great uncertainty” surrounding multilateralism and “widespread disillusion” regarding social and economic progress, he said that “many citizens doubt the capacity of the leaders and institutions” to respond to their needs.Mr. Ryder saw the first 100 years as “a prelude to the future we construct together now”, urging everyone to “set about that task with the same courage and urgency, and moved by the same sentiments of social justice and humanity which first gave life to the ILO”.“History tells us what we can achieve”, he said. “But it also tells us what the cost of our failures would be”.As part of the commemoration, a 24-hour marathon of events from Fiji to Philadelphia, is planned across the globe. The ILO was born out of the rubble of the First World War, as the victors met to draw up the Treaty of Versailles, where they affirmed the need for social justice in the service of a “universal and lasting peace”.The UN chief painted a picture of a time of upheaval, when newly-emboldened labour unions in many parts of the world, demanded fair treatment, dignity at work, adequate wages and an eight-hour working day.It is an honour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the @ilo, the first specialized agency of the @UN, the first to bring together governments, employers and – crucially – workers for ongoing dialogue on social justice. Follow the HL meeting [LIVE] today at 10AM EAST #ILO100 pic.twitter.com/gQiZgo02YH— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) April 10, 2019 “The nations of the world knew they must cooperate to make it happen”, Mr. Guterres said, adding that despite being the oldest UN family member, “ILO remains to this day one of the most unique gathering spaces in the international system”, as well as “a source of strength and legitimacy”, where workers, employers and governments can seek solutions through dialogue.“Through conflict and peace, democracy and dictatorship, decolonization and the Cold War, globalization and turbulence”, Mr. Guterres said that ILO has had its “finger on the pulse on people’s concerns”, and “played a central role in the struggle for social progress”.Noting that now is “a time of profound uncertainty, disruption and technological transformation”, Mr. Guterres warned that “tremendous” labour market disruption lies ahead. “Even the concept of work will change – and the relationship between work, leisure and other occupations” he continued. “We are not yet prepared for that”. Since the digital economy operates in a world without borders, he stressed that “more than ever”, international institutions “must play a vital role in shaping the future of work we want”.“Let us make the most of this pivotal anniversary to renew our collective commitment to international cooperation, peace and social justice”, concluded the Secretary-General.ILO’s ‘transformative impact’ on societyGeneral Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa commended ILO for its many “firsts”, including “the need to give workers a stake in decision-making that matches their essential contribution to lasting peace and prosperity”. read more

SLC Mayoral Candidate Files Federal Lawsuit Against BLM

Press ReleaseDr. Rainer Huck and co-plaintiff John Anderson filed The American Public Lands Equal Access Lawsuit in Federal District Court against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) stating the agency has systematically eliminated access not only for elderly, disabled and handicapped persons, but for the general public as well; people who either choose or need the assistance of motorized travel for access. Reportedly, the lawsuit seeks redress for generations of biased and discriminatory management practices.According to the lawsuit, the rampant elimination of public access via motor assisted travel illegally discriminates against the majority of Americans. Plaintiffs assert that all Americans, regardless of religion, age, race, health, strength, economic standing and especially those who are handicapped or disabled, have Constitutional and other legal rights to access public lands held under the jurisdiction of the BLM on a basis equal to those who have the strength and ability to travel by muscle power.“I believe that public access to public lands is a critical issue. We cannot allow our most vulnerable people to be shut out of these national treasures,” said Rainer Huck. “I have been fighting against the BLM’s closure agenda for 40 years, during which time motor assisted access has dwindled from 95% to less than 5% now.” read more

Niagara Recycling honoured for ongoing Brock partnership

The help of Niagara Recycling has allowed Brock’s adaptive programming, which supports youths in the region with special needs, to thrive over the past two decades.Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (FAHS) recently celebrated the partnership, honouring Niagara Recycling for its ongoing commitment to the University.Each year, FAHS highlights one long-standing community and research partner for their outstanding contributions, exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to experiential education and research within the Faculty.As this year’s recipient, Niagara Recycling was honoured at the 2019 Community Partners Appreciation Reception held Tuesday, April 16 at the Meridian Community Centre in Pelham.Niagara Recycling Board Chair Albert Murphy speaks to the crowd while accepting the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences long-standing community partner award on behalf of the organization.“Some of our partners collaborate with us on research and others provide on-site training opportunities in their workplaces through internships and clinical placements,” says Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Dean Peter Tiidus. “Other partners facilitate learning through financial contributions and support that enable ongoing and significant growth within our Faculty. This is true of Niagara Recycling.”In their capacity as a community partner, Niagara Recycling has been working with Brock University since 1997 and has donated almost $440,000 in financial commitments to disability programming in FAHS over the past 15 years.The organization’s support contributes to Brock University’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Summer Movement Camp, Supporting Neurodiversity through Adaptive Programming (SNAP), Saturday SNAP and the Confident Healthy Active Role Models (CHARM) initiative, all which provide service learning opportunities to students across all Brock Faculties. “With Niagara Recycling as a community partner, we’ve seen more than 250 students per year trained in inclusive and adaptive physical activity over the past 15 years. This makes SNAP the largest on-campus site for experiential education, and southern Ontario’s longest-running and largest service learning site,” says Kinesiology Professor Maureen Connolly. “Their support has been instrumental in facilitating these educational and research opportunities for our students.”More than one-third of the funding provided by Niagara Recycling since 2003 has gone to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Summer Movement Camp to help subsidize camper participation by keeping costs low for parents.“Due to the service learning model we use, there is no way these camps could have continued to function without the support of Niagara Recycling,” Connolly says.Niagara Recycling Chief Executive Officer Norman Kraft (BA ’90) and Board Chair Albert Murphy (BSc ’75, MEd ’79) attended the reception to accept the award on behalf of the organization.“We are pleased that through our financial support Brock University is able to offer meaningful, active leisure to the children and youth who enjoy these camps each summer and the programs offered throughout the academic year,” Kraft says. “Niagara Recycling continues to demonstrate a long-term commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities in the Niagara region.” read more

Buckeyes fall from the unbeaten lose 62 at home to Robert Morris

OSU senior defenseman Josh Healey (47) corrals the puck during the Buckeyes game against Robert Morris University on Nov. 4. The Buckeyes lost 6-2. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWinners of four straight and undefeated through seven games, the Ohio State men’s hockey team had a rare opportunity in the nonconference schedule to play on home ice at the Schottenstein Center. Ranked No. 11 in the nation, OSU looked to continue its hot play against Robert Morris before heading to Pittsburgh for the second half of the home-and-home series on Saturday.However, three second-period goals from the Colonials unseated OSU from the unbeaten, 6-2. OSU fell to 5-1-2 on the season.“Anytime you lose a hockey game it hurts,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “Against good hockey teams, if you don’t play your best you’re going to get beat and I think that’s what happened tonight. The better team won, for sure.”Rohlik said on Wednesday that the team had worked extensively in practice on cleaning up the defensive zone. Whatever holes and inconsistencies the Colonials saw on film, they were exploited on Friday; mostly by sophomore left wing Alex Tonge.Tonge put the Colonials on the board in the first period off an assist from defenseman Eric Israel. The forward sat in front of the net and Israel centered a pass from the end boards that OSU couldn’t steer away.Then in the second period, Tonge scored again on an even-strength goal, putting Robert Morris up, 3-1. The front line of Robert Morris finished the game with three of the team’s six goals.“They capitalized on their chances and that was the difference tonight,” senior captain forward Nick Schilkey said. “We’re going to have a short memory and be back ready tomorrow.”Coming into the matchup, Tomkins was a catalyst for OSU’s success between the pipes. In four of his five starts before Friday, he had allowed two or fewer goals. When senior goaltender Christian Frey went down with an injury against Air Force in the team’s second game of the year, Tomkins came in relief and stopped 10 shots, including seven in overtime. Rohlik said that despite pulling him after the fifth goal, tonight can be looked at as an outlier for Tomkins.“We have a few other guys out in front of him that weren’t their best either, but I think all the credit goes to (Robert Morris),” Rohlik said. “We just didn’t get it done tonight.”Special teams play was a large factor in the lopsided decision on Friday night. Both OSU and Robert Morris were tied fifth nationally in powerplay efficiency, converting on one of every four powerplay opportunities. The Buckeyes were 0-for-5, while the Colonials were 2-for-2 in the game.Robert Morris ranked second to last in the NCAA in penalty kill coming into the matchup.After the Robert Morris’ second powerplay goal came at 13:39 in the second period, just 20 seconds into the penalty kill, Rohlik called a timeout.OSU didn’t score the rest of the period, despite having a man-advantage to end the second and begin the third period. Robert Morris’ leading scorer Brady Ferguson added a goal just two minutes into the third period giving the Colonials a substantial four-goal lead.“We forced a couple plays from the goal line or something … if something’s not there you can’t force it,” Schilkey said. “We got some good chances too. They’re not going to go in every night but you hope to come back tomorrow and pop a couple of those in.”A bright spot for OSU was junior forward Matthew Weis, who was coming off the best two-game stretch of his career last weekend against Niagara where he scored two goals and contributed on four others. On Friday night, he backed up his Big Ten first-star of the week honor by scoring the first goal of the night, at 3:14 in the first period.The team repeatedly said in the offseason that this was the closest group of players the program has had in the last four years. The response from Friday’s letdown will truly test the character of the team. Schilkey said that the message for Saturday’s game against Robert Morris is to stick together as a unit.“We got to have a quick turnaround. We play a team that should be very confident against us,” Rohlik said. “You find out your true character when you have adversity. And obviously for us, things aren’t going to go well all the time and you’re going to have bumps in the road. Right now, we’ll find out about our character and I believe in the guys in our locker room. I believe in our leadership. One loss isn’t the season but we got to learn from it and get better.” read more

Geek deals 14999 for this 2TB NAS from Buffalo

first_imgIf you are going to store 2TB of stuff, it has to be accessible. External hard drives are great, but they work with one computer. Their USB / Firewire / eSATA connections are reasonably quick but they are limited. If you have a lot of data and more than one computer, not to mention, more than one user, than what you needed is networked storage.We might have the cheap deal on the storage device that you’ve been searching for. The Buffalo Linkstation Live 2TB NAS offers a ton of space on-the-cheap, but that’s not the big deal with device (after all, a standard 3.5-inch 2TB hard drive goes for about $120 these days). This Linkstation is such a good deal because it’s a single-drive NAS. Simply connect this device to your network and you’ll be able to access all your files from any device that’s on the network.This NAS device is also DLNA-certified, comes equipped with a Bit Torrent client, and an iTunes server as well. That’s a lot of functionality for a cheap price. And in addition to your network-based home connection, you can also access all your files remotely (and securely), including from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. This means you’ll be able to upload and access documents anywhere.Not bad for about $30 more than a barebones 2TB disk, right?Check out this deal at LogicBuy.last_img read more

Kakavas returns to real estate

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Last month, a Mermaid Beach ocean block owned by 17 sellers was purchased by a Melbourne tower developer for $12 million, marking the biggest beachfront sale on the Gold Coast in recent years. Two of the biggest names in the real estate market, Harry Kakavas, and part-owner of the winning Melbourne Cup horse Fiorente, Luke Henderson, collaborated in selling the Mermaid Beach block to a Victorian investor who will develop the site as a super-penthouse one-apartment-per-floor tower. Mr Kakavas, formerly known as ‘Harry Hedges’, who just recently announced his return to the property market having recently qualified for his real estate license – introduced the purchaser to Henderson, who had been pursuing the stakeholders in the apartment block for many years to get them as a collective to agree to sell the beachfront property on ‘Millionaires Row’. Both Mr Kakavas and Mr Henderson say the sale is the biggest beachfront property purchase on the Gold Coast for some time. “This is the biggest sale I can remember in recent history,” said Henderson, from John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach. Harry Kakavas originally arrived on the Gold Coast in 1999 and declared that the beachfront properties were grossly undervalued and went to work acquiring a $20 million property portfolio on Hedges and Albatros Avenue properties. After some serious gambling losses to Crown Casino, he sued Crown, but after a lengthy seven year court battle lost the case. Kakavas is currently working for Prestige Property Sales.last_img read more

Stupid Sexy Nightwing Kotobukiyas Ikemen Nightwing

first_imgStay on target Yesterday we talked about the word “bishoujo” (pretty girl), and Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Statue line of just-a-bit-sexier-than-usual PVC statues of popular DC and Street Fighter characters. There is a flip side to it. It’s something to appeal to those who prefer to enjoy male aesthetics. And it’s a great way to learn another Japanese word.Ikemen means “hot dude.” Or sexy guy. Attractive man. And Kotobukiya’s Ikemen series is the guy character version of its Bishoujo Statue line. Fully painted PVC statues of DC Comics characters, designed to look particularly tasty to the heterosexual female gaze (or gay male gaze, or bisexual gaze of either, of course). And, along with the Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue, Kotobukiya sent me a Nightwing Ikemen Series statue.Look at him. Look at the pretty. Look at Dick Grayson at his most make-you-question-myself. Yourself. Moving on.This Nightwing doesn’t have much of a costume change compared with Supergirl’s midriff-baring Bishoujo Statue outfit. It’s the classic black-and-blue Nightwing costume he’s been rocking since the 90s. It’s just… tighter. Might tighter. Form-fitting in ways just a bit beyond the usual pecs-and-abs-highlighting snugness of superhero costumes.Okay, I’ll be real. Nightwing has an amazing ass, and you can see basically all of it on this statue. There is tautness going on, and Dick isn’t trying to hide any of it with a cape. He’s even posed in an almost tiptoe stance, coyly holding up one finger as if to say, “You better not tell anybody.”In fact, according to the promotional text on Kotobukiya’s product page, that’s exactly what he’s doing:Nightwing stands in a striking pose, sauntering forward while twisting around his upper body to look at you.  Dick makes eye contact and holds one finger up to his lips as if asking you to keep his identity a secret… just between the two of you. I have to level with you, I had to get up from my desk and spend a few minutes giggling at “Dick makes eye contact.”Ikemen Series Nightwing is more than an impeccably sculpted butt tastefully pronounced front region, though. His face sculpt is gorgeous in that classic anime bishie sense. This Dick Grayson would show up at the Japanese high school just to make the main character of the anime jealous over how everyone in his unrealistic harem group is swooning over him. Smooth, angular facial features and very well-sculpted hair. Though, to be honest, I think he looks more like Terry McGuinness from Batman Beyond than Dick Grayson from any comic or cartoon appearance.This is a PVC statue like the Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue, but it’s a bit more versatile thanks to three interchangeable faces. You can’t pose Nightwing in any way other than his sculpt, but you can remove his hair to switch out his playful kissy face with a more pouty face, or with a masked face. He also comes with a separate Nightwing mask, but not for wearing. It’s for holding in his hand while he’s looking coyly at you and telling you not to reveal his secret identity.He also isn’t attached to the base, but he doesn’t have pegged feet, either. Instead, the circular Nightwing logo base is made of steel, and strong magnets on his feet let you position him at any angle that lets you best admire him. It’s a pretty great design that holds him up without any danger of falling over, and still lets you adjust him.This is one pretty Nightwing. Maybe it isn’t your cup of tea, but right now Kotobukiya has two Ikemen Series statues (including a Jason Todd Red Hood, with more modest jeans that still highlight a remarkable ass) and dozens of Bishoujo Statues. It’s nice to see them catering to lots of different peoples’ tastes with variety. And it’s a pretty great sculpt, comparable with the Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue. If you’re a Nightwing fan and you like sexy comic boys, this is a strong get. It’s similarly priced to Bishoujo Statues, and you can pick one up for around $80 online. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img ‘Joker’ Gets Eight-Minute Standing Ovation at World PremiereReview: ‘DC Universe Online’ Soars on Nintendo Switch last_img read more

Dalic Croatia were the better team

first_imgCroatia boss Zlatko Dalic insisted that his side were the better team “in all segments of the game” as they came from behind to snatch a 2-1 win against England in the semi-finals of the World CupThings didn’t get off to such a smooth start for the Balkan nation, when England took a fifth-minute lead through Kieran Trippier’s free-kick.But Ivan Perisic then equalised for Croatia with Mario Mandzukic scoring an extra-time winner to send the Vatreni to their first ever World Cup final.Asked how his players won, Dalic replied (via BT Sport): “Because we were the better team in all segments of the game.“We did not underestimate them. We respected them because we analysed them.“We knew what they were doing and where.“We played a high press on their backline. We closed down (John) Stones and (Jordan) Henderson. We nullified them.“We let the centre-halves play. (Luka) Modric and (Ivan) Rakitic pressed their backline and we had the ball possession.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“During half-time, I told the players ‘calmly pass the ball, do not lose your heads’.”The 51-year-old again retaliated that Croatia were the better team and stated that he felt they played their best football of the tournament.“We showed that we were the better team in all segments of the game,” said Dalic.“I think this was our best game. We played today better than against Argentina.“We were motivated and what I told these players before the game was ‘there’s no pressure, no nerves, don’t lose your head – you’ve reached the semi-final, be proud and enjoy your football’.“And this is exactly what they did- they enjoyed their football.”Croatia will now face France at Moscow for Sunday’s World Cup final.last_img read more

Hialeah man hit by sisters car airlifted to hospital

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hialeah man was hit and pinned underneath his sister’s car, Monday morning.According to police, the man’s sister was backing out of a driveway located at Northwest 114th Street and 67th Avenue when she accidentally struck him.The impact pinned the man under the car.Officials arrived to airlift the 22-year-old to Jackson Memorial Hospital.He is said to have suffered a broken hip and road rash, but is expected to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Mom transforms toddler into Trolls character for Halloween

first_img(WSVN) – A little girl in Ohio loved the movie “Trolls” so much that her mother decided to turn her into one for Halloween, and it’s truly an impressive costume to behold!Chiquia Waters told Fox 13 that it cost just $30 to make, but took 8 hours to create.Waters made the costume for her daughter Abrielle, turning her into the character Poppy from the movie. The costume came complete with her tall pink hair, detailed dress, and large pink ears.“My family and friends loved it,” Chiquia said. “I’m always doing creative and out of the box things with my kids, so I don’t think they were surprised by the costume, but they loved it.”The costume idea was so popular that Waters created a YouTube tutorial to help other parents bring the idea to life.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The funny and the ugly

first_imgWatch the most hilarious bar show ever come alive at Fio Cookhouse, with Humour Me’s very own Coyotes – Farhad Colabawala – the alcoholic whisky-daruwalla Parsi, mixing the perfect cocktail of getting one drunk and laughing and his larger, southern counterpart Shantanu Anam. Watch them at The Coyote Ugly at Fio Cookhouse! What comes to mind when you hear the words Coyote Ugly? The early 2000 romantic comedy with the lead actress singing and dancing to ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight’ on top of a bar with a roaring audience? Or the famous Coyote Ugly Saloons – Jaw-dropping models with their perfected routines of dancing on the bar, singing, and challenging customers to drinking contests!  Add ugly to it and you won’t be dissappointed.When: 19 NovemberWhere:  Fio Cookhouse, Epicuria Show timing: 8 pm onwardslast_img read more

The Data Backup Plan

first_img Enroll Now for Free March 1, 2007 This story appears in the March 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » The more your business grows and the longer your company is around, the more data you stockpile. Documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images and other big media files–the gigabytes can really pile up. And with business compliance rules becoming more stringent, a good backup solution is more important than ever.Housing all that data requires a storage solution with hundreds of gigabytes available. Fortunately, your storage options are like Skittles–they come in a rainbow of flavors. From personal media servers to online backup to portable hard drives, mass storage is cheap and getting cheaper. There’s a solution for every situation and budget, but network-attached storage, or NAS, is a good place to start.This one-time enterprise option has benefited hugely from recent advances in ease-of-setup and operation. NAS devices are now easily added to a network through either a wired or wireless Ethernet connection, giving you room to spare. For example, Iomega’s StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 500GB option runs Windows Storage Server R2 and features a built-in 70GB REV backup drive, making it a handy combined storage/backup system for $1,999. The Buffalo Tera-Station Live, on the other hand, brings a hefty 2TB to bear for only $2,369. This NAS solution is also Mac-compatible for Apple users or mixed-OS environments. iTunes support, a printer server and super-fast transfer rates make this a flexible NAS option to consider.On the higher end, the StoreVault S500 starts at $5,600 for 1TB, but it can be scaled up to 6TB as your business grows. That price tag gets you Fibre Channel support as well as NAS and SAN support. This heavy-duty networked storage solution comes with a user-friendly Windows-style interface that will please your IT person.The Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server is a somewhat different beast. It’s designed for home offices, but doesn’t skimp on useful features like automatic network backup, file synchronization between multiple employees and data sharing over the internet. This file-sharing ability is handy for businesses with remote employees or for entrepreneurs who need to access files both at work and at home. It runs $600 for a 500GB version.Online storage has become a more viable option for growing businesses and a good complement to NAS. It’s more expensive per gigabyte than NAS but, being off-site, it’s a good way to protect your NAS backup from loss in a disaster at your office site, and it lets you access your data remotely. EVault offers an online disk-to-disk backup and recovery solution with 24/7 critical support and a variable pricing scale. It’s designed to work with your existing infrastructure.Portable storage solutions have become more massive and affordable for when you need to store, back up or share data on the go, or create archives. The Toshiba USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive is a low-hassle solution that yields 160GB of storage for just $200 and is powered through a USB port.We’ve barely scratched the surface of the wide world of storage options. Other major manufacturers that offer a variety of storage solutions for growing businesses include Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Opera Neon a new concept browser for the desktop

first_imgOpera Neon: a new concept browser for the desktop by Martin Brinkmann on January 12, 2017 in Opera – Last Update: January 12, 2017 – 30 commentsOpera Software revealed a new concept browser called Opera Neon a moment ago both in a life stream and on the official Opera Blogs website.Opera Neon is a prototype web browser that “envisions the future of web browsers similar to the way concept cars predict the future of automobiles” according to Opera Software.The browser has been built from scratch, and you will notice right from the start that it does things differently than other desktop browsers (including Opera browser for the desktop).Please note that it is powered by Chromium under the hood.But first the specs. The initial Opera Neon browser is only available for Windows and Mac devices currently. It cannot be installed or run as a portable version either at this point.Opera NeonThe interface that Opera Neon uses differs from that of other browsers. There is no visible address bar or tab bar for instance when you start it up for the first time.The screen that opens uses the device’s desktop background as its background, and displays a search and address field at the top, and below that round icons that link to popular Internet destinations. You can drag any open tab to the interface to create a new favorite, and remove existing links from the page by hovering over them and clicking on the x-icon that appears next to them.The only other interface elements are on the left side in a panel of sorts. The menu is listed at the left bottom corner, and the five other icons there do the following:Open the start interface again to load a new address or one of the favorites.Player, a media player.Snap, a screenshot taking tool.Gallery, which holds previously created screenshots.Downloads, the downloads history.Sites that you load open in an overlay on the screen it seems. Once you open at least one site, you will notice that tabs are displayed at the right side of the Neon browser window.The browser’s focus is a representative icon for the site, and not the site’s title.Opera Neon uses an “intelligent system” that manages tabs automatically. Often used tabs are pushed to the top, and less often used tabs are moved to the bottom.The browser supports several other features of interest. Videos that you open on sites like YouTube are picked up automatically by the Player component. You can click on those videos to use the video pop-out functionality of Opera Neon to watch the video while browsing other sites in Opera Neon.Opera Neon supports a split-screen mode that allows you to display two pages next to each other on the screen.Settings are provided, but they are limited. While you get most of Chromium’s settings, and advanced settings, that is all there is available right now.Closing WordsOpera Neon is surprisingly fast and responsive, and it uses a different interface than other desktop browsers.While that is interesting, you may also notice that it offers little in terms of customizing the interface. In fact, you cannot customize the interface at all, if you don’t count setting a different desktop wallpaper on your device.Neon does not support extensions, or advanced configuration options that browsers such as Firefox offer.Considering that it is an experimental browser, it does not necessarily have to offer those.Now You: What’s your first impression of Opera Neon?SummaryArticle NameOpera Neon: a new concept browser for the desktopDescriptionOpera Software revealed a new concept browser called Opera Neon a moment ago both in a life stream and on the official Opera Blogs website.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Will these parking bays end nightmare of Stoke City match day parking

first_img The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Watch Next Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Video Loading Video Unavailable Driver named following fatal collision Click for Sound Watch again Get the biggest Weekday Stoke City FC stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailParking bays are to be created for residents in three streets on a housing estate. Families in Blurton claim parking is a ‘nightmare’ and say their roads are narrow and there are too many vehicles. Now Stoke-on-Trent City Council has confirmed a scheme to provide parking bays on land off Roundway, Yew Tree Avenue and Meaford Drive. And the schemes have been welcomed by residents. Paula Bentley, aged 55, of Roundway, where seven spaces will be created, said: “The parking bays are much needed as parking is a nightmare. Video will play in center_img Land off Roundway, Blurton, which is set to be turned into parking spaces for residents “I do not know who the spaces are being allocated for. We are okay at the moment as we have a driveway. “We get a lot of people parking here when Stoke City are playing. It means we can’t get access to our back  and it has become a problem. “We park our caravan at the back and it can be awkward if we can’t to take it out or come home on a matchday. “They park on the grass and when it’s wet it churns it all up.” Neighbour Lorraine Smith, aged 49, said: “We welcome the bays. They are not for us as we have a drive. It will benefit people in Laurel Grove as the street is so narrow. Share this video Click to playTap to play Lillian Heaton is pleased the grass in front of her home in Yew Tree Avenue, Blurton, is to be turned into parking bays for residents “Residents on the other side of the road have nowhere to park unless they build their own driveways. “Some park on the pavement so you have to put your feet on the mud. I nearly slipped on it last week. “The sooner the work is done the better. People walk their dogs on the green and kids play football on it. When the council do cut it the children put the loose grass into bundles and throw it on the path.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.com “Hopefully the parking bays will stop people parking on the land on matchdays.” But Paulette Towey, aged 53, of Roundway, is concerned the parking bays could make the situation worse on matchdays. She said: “It is mayhem as it is on matchdays. “They are going to put the gates half way down and it will cause more problems on matchdays. Read MorePay-on-exit barriers are now operating at Royal Stoke University Hospital (and just look at the pay station queues)   “I am against it. If it does happen I want a privacy fence putting up.” Donna Wint, aged 41, of Laurel Grove, said: “We will benefit from it. All the Stoke fans park around there and we can’t get in. Some residents on Laurel Grove have drives, some do not, so it will be a lot better.” The laws on where you can park   Parking bays are to be created on a green in Yew Tree Avenue, Blurton   Sixty-five-year-old Sandra Brindley, of Laurel Grove, added: “I welcome it. We get Stoke fans parking on matchdays. You can’t move. If someone parks on Laurel Grove it is hard for other cars to get past. “We do not know who the spaces are for but hope residents in Laurel Grove can use them to alleviate the problem here.” Read MoreYour vehicle can now be TOWED away from Staffordshire’s roads by the council (if they catch you doing this)   Ayesha Parveen, aged 18, of Yew Tree Avenue, said: “Parking is a problem. The road is a bit tight. I do not drive but it will be easier for my sister to park.” Neighbour Patricia Broadhurst, aged 72, said: “Parking is very bad here. The emergency services have a job to get down. “The parking bays will stop ball games being played on the green.” Lillian Heaton, aged 72, added: “I am really glad we are to have parking bays as parking is a nightmare. You can’t move when cars are parked. It is disgusting. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.last_img read more

helloworld welcomes record number of Frontliners

first_imgSource = helloworld Rick Hamilton (TEQ) Andrew Burnes (helloworld) Performer, Ross Gregory (TEQ) David Padman (helloworld) Julie Primmer (helloworld) Steve Jacobs (MC)helloworld welcomes record number of FrontlinersHelloworld welcomed over 540 delegates to its Frontliners Forum in Brisbane this weekend for an action-packed few days of inspirational and entertaining events. A record number of frontline consultants as well as a record number of preferred supplier partners made for a terrifically successful weekend of events.Delegates were entertained and informed in equal measure throughout the two days, with CEO and Managing Director, Andrew Burnes kicking off proceedings by unveiling a number of new helloworld initiatives that will hit the market in the next three months.“For helloworld right now, it is a time of evolution and development. We are working very hard on initiatives that will bring positive results for all the helloworld family. The priorities of all the staff, from the frontline travel consultants to the senior team and the CEO are completely aligned.” Mr Burnes said.Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Bradbury had the crowd on its feet with his story of how it took him 12 years to become an ‘overnight success’ and entertainer Ahn Do had the audience in both laughter and tears as he inspired everyone by sharing his unique history.Paul Fraser, Head of the Qantas Integrated Operation Centre joked that as a ‘behind the scenes’ guy he ‘wasn’t let out much’ – but after his highly entertaining and informative presentation on the operational side of Qantas, all the delegates were certainly glad he was ‘let out’ to talk to us. He shared with us how he and his team at the Integrated Operations Centre (“the other IOC”) work hard to give the customer the very best experience.Crowd favorite Stevie Jacobs entertained as the effervescent MC of proceedings, overseeing the daytime activities as well as the social functions including welcome drinks at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and dinner at Riverlife on the water. The conference culminated at a spectacular Gala Dinner and Awards night at Brisbane City Hall recognising the helloworld top achievers from across the Branded and Associate networks.Head of Associate, Corporate and Affiliate Networks, David Padman, said the excitement shown throughout the Forum was exceptional. “From our seasoned professionals to our consultants who are new to the industry, the feedback we’ve received from all the delegates has been fantastic. This is our opportunity to encourage professional development for excellence for all the frontline networks. The forum workshops, keynote presentations and panel discussions were specifically designed to cater to all levels of experience and the delegates will be able to take what they have learned and apply it to achieve great results.” David said.Major helloworld Frontliners Forum sponsors include Qantas, Qantas Holidays, APT, Travelmarvel, Territory Discoveries, Viva Holidays, Ready Rooms, Insider Journeys, The Cruise Team, Sunlover Holidays, The Travel Corporation, Rail Tickets and World’s Leading Cruise Lines.About Helloworld Limited Helloworld Limited (ASX: HLO) is a leading Australian based travel distribution company, comprising retail travel businesses, destination management services (inbound) air ticket consolidation, wholesale, corporate and online operations. This includes “helloworld”, Australia’s largest network of franchised travel agents, as well as our Corporate, Associate and Affiliate networks, Qantas Holidays, Go Holidays in New Zealand, AOT Inbound, ATS Pacific, QBT, Sunlover Holidays and Insider Journeys“helloworld” is a nationwide network of independently owned and operated retail travel agencies offering Australia and New Zealand outstanding service, and the best value, tailor-made leisure and corporate travel experiencesHLO has over 2000 staff located in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the USA, South East Asia, India and UK/EuropeHelloworld is the proud major sponsor of Volleyball Australia and the helloworld Volleyroos men’s and women’s national teams and also the helloworld Boomers, the Australian Men’s Basketball team.Helloworld is the Official Travel Partner and a Gold Sponsor of Carlton Football Club.last_img read more