Célébration de la journée contre lintimidation

first_imgLe rose sera à l’honneur dans les couloirs des écoles de toute la province aujourd’hui 9 septembre alors que les élèves et les enseignants célèbrent la troisième journée annuelle contre l’intimidation. La journée est célébrée le deuxième jeudi de septembre à l’échelle de la province par la tenue d’événements contre l’intimidation et le port de vêtements roses. Les écoles ont encouragé l’art et la poésie contre l’intimidation, organisé des discussions sur l’intimidation, invité des conférenciers et effectué des exercices de promotion du travail d’équipe. « Ce jour nous rappelle l’importance des environnements d’apprentissage sains et positifs, tant pour les élèves que pour les enseignants, a dit Marilyn More, ministre de l’Éducation. L’intimidation est inacceptable, et j’encourage tous les élèves à parler à un enseignant, un conseiller, un directeur ou un parent s’ils sont victimes d’intimidation ou s’ils connaissent quelqu’un qui en est victime. » Joe Morrison, directeur de l’école Oxford à Halifax, a encouragé ses élèves et son personnel à porter du rose pour marquer cette journée. Il a également invité les élèves à participer à des initiatives pour la paix qui auront lieu pendant toute l’année scolaire. « À notre école, nous avons des ambassadeurs des élèves qui participent à différentes activités au cours de l’année afin de promouvoir les relations et les environnements pacifiques, a dit M. Morrison. Les élèves du premier cycle du secondaire ont l’occasion de suivre une formation sur la façon sécuritaire et pacifique de détendre une situation d’intimidation, et nous tentons d’organiser au moins un événement pour la paix ou contre l’intimidation chaque mois. » Ira Archibald-Falon est un ambassadeur de la paix de 9e année à l’école Oxford, et récipiendaire du Prix du premier ministre pour le changement positif de 2010. « Les activités pour la paix et contre l’intimidation aident vraiment les élèves à devenir de meilleurs amis, a dit Ira. À titre d’ambassadeur, j’aide les gens à se rendre compte que la violence n’est pas la solution et qu’il existe des façons plus positives de résoudre les problèmes. » La journée contre l’intimidation a été inspirée par les gestes de deux élèves de 12e année de l’école Central Kings Rural High School à Cambridge, dans le comté de Kings. Travis Price et David Shepherd se sont ralliés à un nouvel élève de l’école qui a été victime d’intimidation simplement pour avoir porté une chemise rose. Ils ont apporté des chemises roses à l’école et les ont distribuées à leurs camarades de classe pour qu’ils puissent les porter en signe de solidarité pour le nouvel élève. La journée contre l’intimidation a entraîné la création d’événements semblables à l’échelle mondiale, et a contribué à sensibiliser davantage les gens aux autres initiatives dans les écoles, particulièrement le programme intitulé Positive Effective Behaviour Supports. Ce programme présente les comportements attendus des élèves et offre du renforcement positif tout en appuyant tous les élèves, y compris ceux qui ont des défis à relever du point de vue du comportement. « Le fait de débuter chaque année scolaire par un événement comme la journée contre l’intimidation nous permet de parler aux élèves des relations saines, de la diversité, du respect et des comportements positifs, a dit Rola AbiHanna, consultante en orientation au ministère de l’Éducation. Nous espérons que les élèves comprendront mieux les comportements attendus et s’efforceront d’établir des relations saines avec les autres, autant à l’école qu’ailleurs. »last_img read more

Province Making Buildings More Energy Efficient

first_imgThe province is investing $10 million to improve the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings, which will save energy and money, and protect the environment. “Nova Scotians want their government to take action toward a more sustainable future and lead the way to a healthier economy and environment,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Investing in energy efficiency will save money and provide cost savings that can be invested in critical programs for Nova Scotians.” As part of Budget 2011, the province is investing in energy retrofits that include the installation of energy-efficient heating, lighting and air-conditioning equipment. Other building improvements include air sealing, adding insulation and new windows. Alternate energy solutions will be applied where appropriate. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has completed energy retrofit assessments and is reviewing as many as 200 potential sites. Work is slated to begin early this summer. The department will also complete up to 20 retrofits that were started last year. The initiative is a partnership between several provincial government departments including Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Energy, Environment and Finance. “This investment will mean significant economic, and environmental, and social benefits for Nova Scotians,” said Charlie Parker, Minister of Energy. “We are already seeing annual energy savings of 10 to 20 per cent, which will save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.” The province’s Climate Change Action Plan sets out a 2020 target to achieve an overall reduction of 30 per cent in energy consumption for all government-owned buildings constructed before 2001. “We all have an important role to play when it comes to reducing the province’s greenhouse gas emissions,” said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Environment. “Our leadership in reducing energy consumption in government-owned buildings supports our goal to use less energy and reduce these harmful emissions.” The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has invested a total of $11 million for building energy retrofits in its previous two budgets. The department is responsible for the maintenance of 2,400 buildings throughout the province.last_img read more

Mobile data price down by 95 but revenue up 25 times in

first_imgNew Delhi: Prices of mobile data have fallen drastically by about 95 per cent to Rs 11.78 per gigabyte (GB) but cumulative revenue of telecom operators has risen by around 2.5 times to Rs 54,671 crore in the last five years, a Trai report said on Wednesday. The data usage in the country increased by 56 folds to 46,404 million GB in 2018 from 828 million GB in 2014 with average data consumption in the country growing multi-fold to 7.6 GB per subscriber from 0.27 GB per subscriber during the same period, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said in the report. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalWest Bengal, UP (West) and Assam service areas recorded growth of more than 100 per cent in the average wireless data usage per subscriber per year in 2018 while other service areas grew by over 50 per cent during the same period. “Total volume of wireless data usage increased from 20,092 million GB in the year 2017 to 46,404 million GB in the year 2018 with yearly growth rate of 131 per cent. Total volume of wireless data usage in the year 2014 was only 828 million GB,” the report said. Out of the total volume of wireless data usage in 2018, 4G technology contributed the major part of 86.85 per cent with volume of 40,304 million GB while share of 2G, 3G and CDMA data usage is 0.95 per cent, 12.18 per cent and 0.01 per cent respectively in the total volume of wireless data usage. The average revenue per person increased to Rs 90.02 in 2018 from Rs 71.25 in 2014. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”Total revenue from wireless data usage increased from Rs 38,882 crore in the year 2017 to Rs 54,671 crore in the year 2018 with yearly growth rate of 40.61 per cent. The total revenue from wireless data usages was Rs 22,265 crore in the year 2014,” the report said. The average cost to subscriber for wireless data in the year 2014 was Rs 269 per GB and Rs 226 per GB in 2015. “On introduction of 4G technology in India, average cost to subscriber for wireless data usage sharply declined to Rs 75.57 per GB during the year 2016. Further, average cost to subscriber for wireless data declined from Rs 19.35 per GB in the year 2017 to Rs 11.78 per GB in the year 2018,” the report said. During the year 2018, UP (West) service area led the average wireless data usage per wireless data subscriber per month with 8.3 GB consumption followed by Punjab and Bihar service areas (8.1 GB in each) among all service areas. UP (East) service area recorded the minimum average wireless data usage of 6.3 GB per wireless data subscriber per month during the year 2018, the report said.last_img read more

No charges after armed standoff in Iqaluit hospital

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut RCMP say there will be no charges stemming from Thursday’s armed standoff at the Iqaluit hospital.The 23 year-old man who walked into the hospital lobby with a rifle surrendered to the RCMP after almost two hours.The hospital was evacuated, traffic was disrupted and the RCMP’s emergency response team surrounded the lobby with heavily armed officers.Instead of charges, the man is being held under the Mental Health Act.The RCMP say mental health was a major contributing factor. The man is now being observed at the same hospital he held hostage.last_img read more

Middle East UN envoy urges restraint following downing of Lebanese aircraft

Staffan de Mistura, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Personal Representative for Southern Lebanon, made his comments in Beirut in the wake of what he described as a “tragic incident.” The civilian aircraft, which had no authorization to fly from Lebanon into Israel, was shot down by the Israeli Air Force after having failed to respond to warnings.The envoy said the event served as an “important reminder of the highly volatile situation in the region, and in particular along the Blue Line, in relation with the first anniversary of Israeli withdrawal from Southern Lebanon.”Calling on all sides to exercise maximum restraint during the forthcoming critical days, Mr. de Mistura said, “we should not underestimate the negative effects of the almost daily violations by the Israeli Air Force across the Blue Line and the unjustified sonic booms deep inside Lebanon, which in turn contribute to increasing tension.”The UN still has not obtained complete details on the incident and the pilot’s intentions, according to the statement.Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon was officially confirmed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a report submitted to the Security Council on 16 June 2000.In Jerusalem today, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle-East, Terje Roed-Larsen, said the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon was a victory for the people of both countries.Commenting on today’s aerial incident and the motives behind it, Mr. Roed-Larsen said “all violations of the Blue Line, whether intentioned or not, must not occur.” read more

Italian woman receives UN refugee award for work with Somalis

Presenting the Nansen Refugee Award – given to individuals or organizations that “have distinguished themselves in work on behalf of refugees” – UNHCR chief Ruud Lubbers yesterday praised 60-year-old Annalena Tonelli for her “profound generosity of spirit” and the incredible sacrifice she has made to bring assistance to one of the most destitute populations in the world.Ms. Tonelli has spent the last 33 years working with the Somali people, both in Kenya and those returned home. She currently runs a 200-bed hospital in Borama and has also established a school for the deaf in the same area. Ms. Tonelli also organized visits by surgeons from a German charity that have so far restored sight to more than 3,700 people.A lawyer with diplomas in tropical medicine, community medicine and control of tuberculosis, Ms. Tonelli has single-handedly set up outreach clinics to support her 30-year-old fight against tuberculosis among the nomadic Somali communities. She has raised funds to run the clinics, care for the patients, and raise HIV/AIDS awareness and the harmful effects of female genital mutilation.The High Commissioner said Ms. Tonelli was chosen to demonstrate that with limited means, but with passion and limitless energy, many lives can be saved and many desperate people given hope.She is the 59th recipient of the annual award, which includes a $100,000 grant. It was created in 1954 and named after Fridtjof Nansen – world famous Norwegian polar explorer and the world’s first international refugee official. read more

Respect for human rights key to peace and prosperity UN official tells

“The times in which we live tell us that human rights are, and must be, the normative anchors of economic and social cooperation and of a globalizing world economy,” Bertrand Ramcharan said in presenting the agency’s report to ECOSOC.Mr. Ramcharan said the achievement of higher standards of living, full employment, health, economic and social progress is inseparable from the universal respect for fundamental freedoms.“It surely must be right to insist on the simple but powerful proposition that the aim of international economic and social cooperation, the aim of governance, is to uphold the core international human rights guarantees. Without sight of the human rights dimension the rest will ring hollow,” he stressed.ECOSOC has a central role in promoting the vision of a world of peace and justice grounded in respect for human rights and in economic and social progress, Mr. Ramcharan noted. “This is why I appear before you today: with a call to human rights,” he added.The UNHCR report provides information on developments in the human rights areas of particular interest to the ECOSOC. It concentrates on the human rights dimension of work on the UN Millennium Development Goals, poverty reduction, health, HIV/AIDS, education, food, housing, disability, trafficking in persons and globalization and trade. read more

New Brunswick premier wants fracking moratorium passed by Christmas

New Brunswick premier wants fracking moratorium passed by Christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 2, 2014 8:10 am MDT FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says his government will introduce legislation for a moratorium on fracking for shale gas during the upcoming legislature session and he wants it passed by Christmas.The Liberals, who won a majority government in the September election, campaigned on a promise to bring in a moratorium, saying more information is needed before allowing shale gas fracking to continue.Gallant says if the legislation isn’t passed by the Christmas break, he’ll reconvene the legislature early in the new year.Bruce Fitch, the Opposition Progressive Conservative leader, says he is reserving judgment until he sees the legislation.But Fitch says if the moratorium threatens to hurt the energy industry and force businesses to shut down, his party will oppose it.The fall legislative session — the first for Gallant as premier — starts Wednesday with a throne speech. read more

British Christmas market police patrols increased after Berlin attack as plans to protect

first_imgIt is estimated that about 5.5 million people will visit the market before it closes on December 29.Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy said: “Birmingham is united with Berlin today and our thoughts and sympathies are with victims, their families and everyone affected by last night’s attack.”He added that the council had written to Berlin’s mayor, Michael Muller, to express sympathy and solidarity.A book of condolence has been opened in the Library of Birmingham and the library is being lit up in the colours of the German flag on Tuesday evening. On the days of Changing the Guard road closures will be in place from around 10.45am to 12.30pm.The force said in a statement: “The Metropolitan Police has detailed plans for protecting public events over the Christmas and New Year period.”These already recognise that the threat level is at ‘severe’, meaning an attack is highly likely, and have considered a range of threats, including the use of large vehicles.”As a matter of routine, as a precaution, we review our plans after attacks overseas, and we are doing so at present following the awful incidents in Berlin and Ankara last night.” A police car outside Manchester’s Christmas marketCredit:Jon Super for The Telegraph The smashed window of the cabin of the truck used in the Berlin attack, with a Christmas tree embedded in the glass An aerial view of the trailer of the truck, which stands beside destroyed Christmas market huts in BerlinCredit:Markus Schreiber/Reuters Show more An aerial view of the trailer of the truck, which stands beside destroyed Christmas market huts in Berlin NPFSU are out with the Christmas shoppers. You’ll see us a lot – come and Say Hello! @NPCNCLCentral #Hercules #Cranberry16 #ProudToProtect pic.twitter.com/lQ0no2W6gZ— Firearms Support (@NPFSU) December 9, 2016 Northumbria Police were last week criticised for sharing pictures of armed officers smiling and posing with shoppers as they carried their weapons while guarding Newcastle's Christmas market Northumbria Police were last week criticised for sharing pictures of armed officers smiling and posing with shoppers as they carried their weapons while guarding Newcastle’s Christmas marketCredit:North News A heavily armed policeman stands guard in London on Tuesday morningCredit:ANDY RAIN/EPA Earlier this month, MI6 chief Alex Younger used his first public speech to warn that the “murderously efficient” Isil was plotting violent attacks against the UK.He said the scale of the terror threat is “unprecedented” as he highlighted how intelligence and security services have disrupted 12 terrorist plots in the country over the last three years. Metropolitan Police officers speak to visitors at a Christmas market in LondonCredit:Frank Augstein/AP West Midlands Police said it was reviewing security measures and increasing visible patrols in Birmingham, and had a dedicated team of response officers ensuring the safety of visitors to the city’s popular Christmas German market.In Birmingham earlier this month, new reinforced temporary road-block barriers were installed at both the main routes leading to the city’s popular Christmas market.Last week, a senior UK terrorism official in the city said an attack in Europe around Christmas time had been expected, but there had been no specific intelligence of any plot.The barriers were put up in Colmore Row and Bennetts Hill to beef up security for the busy city centre market, which draws thousands of seasonal shoppers. It has been reported that 11 forces across Britain are deploying teams of anti-terror officers to tourist hotspots to spot extremists carrying out reconnaissance missions.And armed officers from Northumbria Police were last week photographed in Newcastle city centre’s Christmas market. Come and say hello to our fantastic FSU at Newcastle city centre today. pic.twitter.com/jaYCUnLCix— Firearms Support (@NPFSU) December 10, 2016 The smashed window of the cabin of the truck used in the Berlin attack, with a Christmas tree embedded in the glassCredit:Markus Schreiber/Reuters The force shared photographs of armed officers smiling and posing with shoppers as they carried their weapons while guarding the traditional market.However, the policy of deploying firearms officers drew criticism from some on social media.center_img Mayor of London Sadiq Khan sought to reassure Londoners and visitors to the city over Christmas that the Met Police will review all security plans in London in light of Monday night’s events, saying that “keeping everyone safe remains the highest priority for the Met commissioner and for me”.He said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the awful suspected attack on Berlin last night, particularly those who were injured, the families and friends of those who were killed and all the emergency responders.”We don’t yet have the full details, but this appears to have been a horrific and cowardly act of terror.”All Londoners stand in solidarity with the people of Berlin today – this was an attack on our shared values, freedoms and way of life.” The force explained the deployment, saying: “Don’t be alarmed if you do see our armed officers, they are there purely for reassurance and to make people feel safe.”These patrols have begun following the announcement from the Home Office last year that armed patrols would be stepped up across the country.”Our FSU officers are just regular police at the end of the day and if you have any concerns make sure you go and have a chat.” The German government has put increased security in place as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings.The FCO had noted “there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds”. And a man posted: “Blimey, what are you guys thinking? I know you need a firearms unit, but there’s no call to wave guns about in public.”If they want to meet Joe Public, they can leave their guns at home. Terrorism is there to make people feel afraid, and responding to it with public displays of firepower is a terrible idea.”But one man responded, saying: “These officers are here for public protection. The world isn’t the utopia we’d like it to be unfortunately. This is the real world boys and girls.”If a terrorist armed with a firearm or knife started attacking shoppers, the people criticising wouldn’t be moaning, I’m sure.”It seems the atrocities in Paris and Nice are swiftly forgotten by some. Well done Northumbria Police. Stay safe.” Following Monday’s atrocity outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, police announced on Tuesday morning that they stepped up patrols at Manchester’s Christmas markets.Greater Manchester Police said the force had strengthened their presence at the markets, which have almost 350 stalls spread across 10 sites in the city.Plans to close some of London’s most famous streets around Buckingham Palace have been brought forward in light of the Berlin attack. From Wednesday, Constitution Hill, the Queen Victoria Memorial, Spur Road, Link Road and The Mall – up to the junction with Marlborough Road – will be closed at specific times on the days of Changing the Guard. Additional barriers will also be in place to maintain security for the guard movements, Scotland Yard said.  The lorry that ploughed into crowds of people at a Berlin Christmas market A police car outside Manchester's Christmas market Last month, the US warned its citizens that Europe is facing a “heightened risk of terror attacks” at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.It specifically warned American travellers to exercise caution at “holiday festivals, events and outdoor markets” amid “credible information”of planned attacks focusing on the “upcoming holiday season”.In the UK, the threat level from international terrorism has been rated “severe” – meaning an attack is “highly likely” – since August 2014. But the policy drew criticism on Facebook, with one person saying it looked like the “Americanisation” of the British police.One woman wrote: “Well I’ve got news for you, Northumbria Police; seeing heavily armed police officers at a Christmas market would NOT make me feel safe – quite the opposite.”We do NOT NOT NOT want armed police to become the general rule on our streets. More weapons = more danger, not less. We do NOT want to end up like America.” Announcing the increase in officers in Manchester, Debbie Ford said, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Greater Manchester Police already has a visible policing operation in place around the Christmas markets, in the city centre, and in other key areas across Greater Manchester in the run-up to Christmas.”We will be working in line with the national response and have strengthened our policing presence at the Manchester Christmas Markets and stepped up visible patrols, to ensure that people feel safe to go about their daily lives.”I would like to stress at this point that there is absolutely no information or intelligence suggesting any attack is imminent in Greater Manchester. If you do have any concerns at all don’t hesitate to get in touch with police.” Metropolitan Police officers speak to visitors at a Christmas market in London Armed police patrols have been stepped up at Christmas markets in Britain after 12 people were killed in what police believe was a terrorist attack in Berlin.Scotland Yard said on Tuesday it is reviewing its plans for “protecting public events” in London over Christmas and New Year following the “awful” targeting of festive shoppers, in which a lorry mounted the pavement at 40mph.Festive gatherings in Germany were already the subject of heightened security when a truck ploughed into a crowded market on Monday evening, leaving a further 48 people injured.Countries across Europe have been living with the threat posed by terrorists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), following major atrocities in Paris, Brussels and Nice.The security services have previously warned of the heightened risk of attacks on “large crowds of soft target civilians” by terrorists. A heavily armed policeman stands guard in London on Tuesday morning In Britain, MI5 and the police continue to run “hundreds” of investigations into those intent on carrying out or supporting terrorist atrocities.The Foreign Office said Germany also faced a “high threat from terrorism”, with attacks in July in Munich and Ansbach. The lorry that ploughed into crowds of people at a Berlin Christmas marketCredit:FABRIZIO BENSCH/Reuters 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.last_img read more

The DVLA is antiquated and must modernise to help catch petrol thieves

Now they are demanding they are given the same powers as the car parking industry to search the Swansea… Despite attempting to track down potential criminals, they are barred access to a DVLA digital database containing names and addresses of motorists. Petrol retailers forced to hunt down motorists who have filled up with fuel and fled without paying are demanding ministers give them adequate powers to do the police’s job. In a deepening row between forecourt owners and police forces that refuse to pursue cases of “bilking” – motorists who drive off without payment for fuel – the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has revealed the “bureaucratic nightmare” they face trying to recover their losses. read more

9th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining – FEM 2013

first_imgInternational Mining will once again be the international media sponsor of the biannual FEM conference, which has grown to be one of the biggest and most important mineral industry events in Europe. It’s a great way to catch up with both mining and exploration developments in the far north of Europe, and some of the technologies and services available from companies in that region. FEM 2013 Conference Dates: October 29-31, 2013, Levi Summit Conference Centre – Levi, Lapland.Conference and Trade Show registration will open in February 2013 at  http://fem.lappi.fiThe FEM Conference video and the Mining Boom in Fennoscandia video are available at www.youtube.com/user/FemConferencelast_img read more

Pero Milosevic a new coach of Vardar Skopje – Bozidar Markicevic a

After resigned coach, Ljubomir Savevski, Macedonian vice-champion, Vardar Skopje found a replacement for a coach position and also, strengthened their squad with a quality left back. A new coach is Montenegrin, Pero Milosevic.  He had a lot of success with HC Lovcen Cetinje, with whom played Champions League 1/4 final at 2000. Milosevic also lead Montenegrin men’s team in sucessfull qualifications for EURO 2008, until now, only major championships for Montenegro handball. He was supposed to lead national team of Bahrein at World Championships 2011 in Sweden, but at the end, he is changed by Danish coach.A new left back of Vardar Skopje is Serbian, Bozidar Markicevic (27). Markicevic played for Partizan Belgrade, Gold Club (Slovenia), Teucro (Spain) and last season finished with a “double crown” in Macedonia with HC Metalurg. After a few months in Al Saad from Qatar, he decided to back to Europe and sign contract with the biggest opponent of HC Metalurg in Macedonia, HC Vardar Skopje. ← Previous Story With Vranjes, SG Flensburg beat Rhein Neckar Lowen! Next Story → The time for decision in Poland – Wisla Plock vs Vive Targi Kielce Boizdar MarkicevicHC Vardar SkopjePero Milosevic read more

Chess becomes mandatory in Armenian schools

first_imgCompetitive chess world, watch out. Armenia is training a future army of chess pros as we speak. The Armenian Ministry of Education said on Friday that it’s making chess a mandatory subject in primary schools in hopes to make the country a force to reckon with… at least so far as the board game is concerned.Children will start learning to play chess as a separate subject starting at age six and will study it for two hours a week. Arman Aivazian, an official at the Ministry of Education, told the Associated Foreign Press that by teaching chess in schools, it will “create a solid basis for the country to become a chess superpower.”AdChoices广告Armenian Presdient Serzh Sargsyan and the Chess Academy of Armenia have put about $1.5 million towards the program, which is a lot of money for the country that’s struggling economically. Aivazian said the lessons will nurture the student’s intellectual development, and teach them to “think flexibly and wisely.”Armenia has good reason to try to cultivate its chess talent. The country’s top player, Levon Aronian, is currently ranked No. 3 in the world, according to the World Chess Federation. Armenia’s national team has also placed first at the biennial International Chess Olympiad in 2006 and 2008.Read more at Yahoo! Newslast_img read more

Awesome Gifts for Deadpool Fanatics

first_img Ever since Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza debuted Deadpool in New Mutants #98, he’s been a runaway smash hit. Inspired by characters like Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Deathstroke, Deadpool’s design and personality would resonate with readers from 1991 straight through to today.He’s in one of the highest selling comics of all time in X-Force #1, has teamed up with a large portion of the Marvel Universe, and has also killed them all. He’s even gone Hollywood with his second solo film!We know you can’t get enough of that Merc with a Mouth and neither can your friends, so we here at Geek have put together a Deadpool gift guide just for you!Marvel Deadpool Heat Reveal Ceramic Coffee MugMarvel Deadpool Heat Reveal Ceramic Coffee Mug (Photo Credit: Amazon)This Deadpool mug isn’t your typical cup o’ joe container. When you heat it up with coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, Deadpool turns into painter Bob Ross. Gift one to yourself and a friend for the holidays.Buy it HereChimichanga Truck LunchboxChimichanga Truck Lunchbox (Photo Credit: ThinkGeek)What better way to carry a lunch than with this adorable Deadpool chimichanga truck lunch box? It’s got everything you need: Deadpool, insulated lining, and a cute bus-shaped outside lining. No one had better lay a finger on your lunch when it looks this cool.Buy it HereDeadpool Monopoly Deadpool Monopoly (Photo Credit: Amazon)Monopoly is all about constant backstabbing and recklessly destroying friendships filled with laughing and screaming. Who better in the Marvel Universe to represent that than Deadpool? Pick up this great looking Deadpool Monopoly game and destroy some friendships today!Buy it HereDeadpool Lounge Pants Deadpool Lounge Pants  (Photo Credit: Amazon)Sometimes you just want to be a lazy slob. Well, make it look good in these Deadpool lounge pants! Lay around eating chimichangas and reading Deadpool comics on a rainy day. Or a nice day. We won’t judge you!Buy it HereDeadpool Starry Night Art PrintDeadpool Starry Night Art Print (Photo Credit: Etsy)Sure, we all love Van Gogh’s Starry Night, but what would make it better? Deadpool! This art print by Uhomate combines two of the best things mankind has ever created. It’s available in 8 x 10 inches and up to 13 x19 inches to accommodate your decorating needs.Buy it HereGwenpool Unmasked FigureGwenpool Unmasked Figure (Photo Credit: ThinkGeek)Now here’s a … wait a minute? That’s not Deadpool! Oh well. Here’s an exclusive unmasked Gwenpool from ThinkGeek/Gamestop. She’s not Gwen Stacy. She’s not Deadpool. She’s Gwenpool! She knows she’s in comic books, but we don’t know if she realizes she’s a statue. Buy her to find out!Buy it HereDeadpool 4K Blu-rayDeadpool 4K Blu-ray (Photo Credit: Amazon)If you’ve ever needed to see Deadpool all crystal clear and gorgeous in all his glory, the 4K Blu-ray is what you want and need with the passion of a thousand, white-hot suns. Won’t do you much good if you’re blind, like Deadpool’s housemate, though.Buy it HereDeadpool Unicorn T-Shirt Deadpool Unicorn T-Shirt (Photo Credit: Amazon)We all know Deadpool’s oldest friend is the Unicorn. Celebrate this long and enduring friendship with this great T-shirt that also has a rainbow on it. What more could any single person want!?Buy it HereDeadpool Duffel BagDeadpool Duffle Bag (Photo Credit: Amazon)This lightweight duffel bag tells people you love Deadpool. No, really. You LOVE Deadpool. Take your Deadpool comics or other Deadpool accessories on the go with this great looking duffel bag!Buy it HereUncanny X-Force Vol. 1: The Apocalypse SolutionUncanny X-Force Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Solution (Photo Credit: Amazon)This X-Force relaunch by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña from a few years ago brings Deadpool back on the team with Wolverine, Psylocke, Archangel, and Fantomex. This volume includes the first four issues where they confront a familiar foe. Available in physical and digital formats!Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:12 ‘Doctor Who’ Gifs for the Ultimate WhovianCool Gifts for ‘Final Fantasy’ LoversCool Gifts for Every ‘Star Wars’ Junkie Apollo 11 Gift Guide: Best Moon Landing 50th Anniversary GiftsCool Gifts for Every ‘Star Wars’ Junkie Stay on targetlast_img read more

Tuchel hopes that Neymar will over the national team failure

first_imgNeymar had to overcome a huge disappointment as he was hoping to win the World Cup with Brazil but the national team was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Belgium and his dream was left unfulfilled.The new PSG coach, Thomas Tuchel, hopes that Neymar will be able to overcome this experience and be fully ready for the new season with the club – the manager is certain that the star is experienced enough to do so…Tuchel spoke about Neymar as he said, according to Goal:PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Everything impacts everything. I don’t think he needed this to be extra motivated.”“Of course, the whole Brazilian team expected more. Of course, it affects your approach to the players. Everybody in the squad and the club we want to help them feel very good soon so that they can approach their next goals and not worry about what happened at the World Cup.”“He is a big player. He knows how to handle victories and he knows how to handle losses. In sport, you have challenges to bounce back. He will bounce back. He is a champion.”last_img read more

Harry Winks fired up for the North London derby

first_imgTottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks is determined to leave Emirates Stadium with a victory after their 4-2 defeat to Arsenal in their last visit.Spurs suffered a 4-2 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League at the Emirates on December 2nd.As they prepare to meet again in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal match, Wink wants to set the record straight.“We need to set things straight because we didn’t perform to our best against them last time,” Winks told the club’s website.“It’s a game we’ll all be fired up for and we really want to win. There’s a lot on it, not just for the fans but in terms of the competition.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We approach every game the same, whether or not it’s Arsenal, whether or not it’s in the league or the cup.“We want to be on the front foot, we want to dominate, but most importantly we have to be aggressive and match them physically. If we don’t do that then football can be difficult.“As long as we do all those things and apply ourselves in the right way then there’s no reason we can’t come away with a win.“We’ve had a lot of matches recently but a lot of good results so everyone’s very positive. The mood around the place is great so hopefully, we can carry that into Wednesday night. We know how much this means to everyone.”last_img read more

Special Election Ballot In Homer To Fund New Police Station

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A bond measure to fund a new Homer Police Station will appear on a Special Election ballot, on June 26. Homer Mayor Bryan Zak: “Senator Murkowski, Representative Seaton, Senator Sullivan have all had the opportunity to visit our police station here in Homer, and I would encourage anyone that doesn’t think our police station doesn’t need renovations should take the tour. The station is quite dated, and certainly needs to be updated.”  Prop 1, would establish a year-round, 0.35-percent sales tax in order to cover the cost of a new police station. In a release from the Homer Chamber of Commerce in support of Prop 1, the number of calls and the variety of crimes our police department handles has increased. Staff has increased accordingly. Crowding, health and safety, security and victim privacy are incessant issues in our nearly 40-year old station.center_img According to the Homer City Council, the bond, Proposition 1, will enable to the city to cover the cost of the new station, estimated at $7.5 million. The city currently has $2.5 million designated to the project. Under the proposal, most of the tax would end once the bond for the station is paid off, but .05 percent would remain in place in order to fund ongoing maintenance costs for the building.last_img read more

BJKS secy gen sent to jail

first_imgMozammel Haque ChowdhuryA Dhaka court on Saturday sent Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (BJKS) secretary general Mozammel Haque Chowdhury to jail after rejecting his remand prayer in a case filed over extortion, reports UNB.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Golam Nabi passed the order after Bazlur Rahman, sub-inspector of Mirpur model police station and investigation officer of the case, produced Mozammel before the court with a fresh five-day remand prayer after ending of a one-day remand.It is said in the new remand prayer that important information was found from the accused during the previous one-day remand.Earlier on Thursday, police arrested Mozammel from his Sanarpar house in an extortion case was filed with Mirpur model police station.Later in the day, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Md Mazaharul Haque placed Mozammel on one-day remand after he was produced before it seeking seven-day remand.last_img read more

Forecasters say Isaac likely to fall apart over next few days

first_imgCancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — As it continues to move into the Caribbean Sea region, tropical depression Isaac is likely to fall apart over the next few days.NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite shows the now-tropical-depression being displaced from the bulk of clouds and precipitation, indicating that wind shear is affecting the storm.As of Friday morning, Isaac was centered over 300 miles southeast of Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic. Moving southward, the tropical depression is battling strong winds in the upper atmosphere along with dry air.Forecasters say Isaac likely to fall apart over next few daysPhoto: NOAAThe result of this could be the degeneration of Isaac into a tropical wave over the next several days. However, while Isaac remains intact, he will bring heavy rains to parts of the eastern Caribbean Islands on Friday.The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch for southern and eastern parts of Puerto Rico into Friday evening.Meteorologists say that although it is likely Isaac will fall apart over the next few days, they will continue to monitor its remnants for any possible regeneration.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more