Respect Indigenous Peoples who dont want to celebrate Canada 150 Trudeau urges

first_imgOTTAWA – An indigenous demonstration teepee was moved onto Parliament Hill Thursday evening after a man was arrested for assaulting at least one of the activists.The Bawaating Water Protectors from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., arrived Wednesday night on Parliament Hill with plans to erect a teepee and engage in four days of ceremonies they’re calling a “reoccupation” to draw attention to the history of indigenous people in Canada during 150th birthday celebrations this weekend.“We’re here to make people aware of the genocide that went on, the assimilations that went on,” said organizer Brendon Nahwegezhiche.“That is a part of the history and that is the truth of Canada, unfortunately.”Originally the group clashed with police, who arrested nine people and told the group they couldn’t set up the teepee.However within a few hours all nine were released without charges and the teepee was set up on a slope near the eastern entrance to the Hill.It wasn’t where the group wanted it to be but was an initial compromise until it was moved to a location onto the Hill close to the main stage where Canada Day festivities will take place on Saturday.The move came after RCMP arrested a man who caused a scene at the demonstration and allegedly knocked a cell phone out of the hands of one of the activists. He was to be charged with mischief, one government source said.Following the incident, negotiations began to move the teepee up onto the main lawn near the West Block.The Bawaating Water Protesters are just one of many indigenous groups planning protest events and demonstrations this weekend to draw attention to the fact that for them, there is nothing to celebrate.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, said their position is understandable and must be respected.“We recognize that over the past decades, generations, indeed centuries Canada has failed Indigenous Peoples.”He said there has to be a compromise to ensure the safety and security of huge crowds on Canada Day on the Hill as well as respect for the demonstrations.“That’s what I expect of our security services and that’s what I am expecting to see,” he said.Trudeau’s office wouldn’t say if he intervened to stop the possibility of a large confrontation ahead of the big event July 1.However there were signs the government was trying to do what it could to keep tensions down, including working to move the teepee to a location that is safer for everyone involved.Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is hosting a picnic in her riding Saturday at which another reoccupation event is planned. On Thursday afternoon, she issued an invitation on Facebook and her MP website, making note of why many indigenous people won’t be celebrating and inviting them to have their voices heard at her picnic.“While many Canadians will be celebrating on Canada Day, for far too many it is a reminder of our colonialist, racist past,” she said in the invitation.“As we mark 150 years since Confederation, it’s important for us to remember and reflect all aspects of our collective history. We need to remember that we are all #treatypeople and that Reconciliation isn’t an Indigenous issue – it is a Canadian imperative.”The Parliament Hill event and the protest planned at Bennett’s barbecue are but two of many such events scheduled for Canada Day festivities across the country. There have been numerous social media campaigns using hashtags such as #UNsettleCanada150 or #Resistance150 and a call from Idle No More to rise on up July 1 with a “National Day of Action — Unsettling Canada 150.”Sen. Murray Sinclair, who chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will be on hand for Canada 150 events in Ottawa on Saturday as a gesture of reconciliation from the indigenous perspective.“Celebrate is not the right word,” he said. “I will be attending events.”Sinclair said he is in full agreement with the Bawaating Water Protectors’ attempt to draw attention to the history and present for indigenous peoples, and said there is “still a long way to go” before Canada achieves reconciliation.Sen. Sandra Lovelace Nicholas said in a statement Thursday that, as an indigenous woman from the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, she is not celebrating this weekend.“We are of the opinion that we will celebrate when all treaties are settled, all First Nations children enjoy equality in education, health care, safe drinking water, quality housing and governance in our own land.”— Follow @mrabson on Twitterlast_img read more

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Combating terrorism organized crime among UN police work says top adviser

“The threats faced by the global community include not just international wars and conflicts but civil violence, organized crime and terrorism,” Police Adviser Andrew Hughes, who heads the Police Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), told a recent gathering of the UN’s top police officials.“Law enforcement is a key element in facing many of these challenges to international peace and security and support to national policing services is essential for peace security, human rights, development and democracy,” added Mr. Hughes at the opening of the Fourth Police Commissioners and Senior Police Advisers Conference at UN Headquarters in New York.Participants at the three-day conference, comprising of Police Commissioners (PCs) and Senior Police Advisors (SPAs) from 13 UN peacekeeping operations, shared information and strategies on how to improve host countries’ internal security systems.Assistant-Secretary-General for the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Dmitry Titov, told the gathering that although not all post-conflict challenges are resolved, “peacekeeping operations certainly can play a central role in reducing the likelihood of future conflicts and creating a framework in which normal sustainable development can resume.”He added that the UN has helped to improve the lives of millions of people “living in or emerging from brutal and devastating conflicts,” which he described as a significant achievement, especially by the UN police components.In a meeting with PCs and SPAs, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to them for their efforts in strengthening the ability of national security services to promote and protect basic security needs in their host countries.In his address to the conference which ended yesterday, Assistant-Secretary-General for DPKO, Edmond Mulet, also underscored the importance of the increasingly complex work performed by PCs and SPAs in 18 peacekeeping operations deployed across five continents and 12 time zones. 12 February 2009United Nations police units supporting peacekeeping missions worldwide not only play a key role in reforming and rebuilding national law enforcement agencies in post-conflict countries, but also have a significant hand in combating larger global threats, the world body’s police official said. read more

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Mahindananda Aluthgamage makes statement to PRECIFAC

Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) today.The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian was asked to appear to make a statement over ongoing investigations into a property belonging to the Railway Department in Nawalapitiya. (Colombo Gazette)

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BoC deputy governor says Canadian economy not growing as quickly as thought

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada has lowered its forecasts for economic growth in the second half of 2013 and possibly for next year, citing a more prudent consumer and an export sector that has yet to fully recover.Senior deputy governor Tiff Macklem said Tuesday that the central bank no longer expects the July-September period to grow at a rate of 3.8 per cent as previously forecast.Instead, the bank says the third quarter will likely show an economy that advanced at a more moderate pace of 2.0 per cent to 2.5 per cent, the same speed it now expects will continue in the fourth quarter. Previously, it had penciled in a 2.5 per cent expansion for the last three months of the year.The Canadian dollar dipped on the news and closed down 0.21 of a cent at 96.85 cents US on Tuesday.The new projections were unveiled in an advance copy of a speech delivered by Macklem to a business audience in Toronto.It was an unusual occurrence for the central bank, which normally issues new forecasts during its quarterly monetary policy reports. The next report will be issued Oct. 23.It was unclear why the bank decided to jump the gun, other than that early indicators have pointed to a more subdued bounce-back for the third quarter.A report Monday on gross domestic product from Statistics Canada found the economy advanced by 0.6 per cent in July, a good monthly number but less than would be necessary to jump-start the quarter to a near four per cent surge.In the speech, Macklem explained that Canadians had become more cautious about spending, a welcome development giving that debt levels are already at record highs in relation to income.“This is good news,” Macklem said. “But this new-found and welcome household prudence is dampening growth. To replace this growth, we need a rotation in demand toward exports and business investment.”“Unfortunately, this rotation has proven elusive.”Macklem said the central bank still believes a revival in the U.S. economy will eventually lead to an increase in demand for Canadian products, but due to competitive pressures and continuing weak demand, it is taking longer than expected.The delay has also restrained businesses from stepping up investments, a vicious negative cycle that is keeping the economy from returning to its potential.Although Macklem did not specifically refer to 2014, the analysis suggests that the bank may also be preparing to revise downward next year’s 2.7 growth estimate, which many economists already consider overly rosy.In an initial reaction to the speech, CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld said the bank may keep interest rates on hold until 2015.Macklem made no mention of the U.S. government shutdown and pending debt limit deadline, which economists say could sap as much as 1.5 per cent from U.S. growth if the crises persist. Such a scenario could also rebound on Canada, particularly in the key export sector.Capital Economics has calculated the immediate hit to Canada would be in the range of three-tenths of one per cent, but that the consequences would be more severe if the impasse lasts and if Congress refuses to pass legislation to raise the U.S. debt limit by Oct. 17, causing a technical deft default.In a statement, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty also expressed concern with developments south of the border.“This is a reminder that while Canada’s economy remains strong, we are still vulnerable to uncertainties outside of our borders, especially in the U.S. and Europe.”Macklem’s speech, his first since losing out to Stephen Poloz for the top job at the central bank in June, hardly painted a picture of a strong economy.Rather, the assessment was of an economy struggling to achieve liftoff, with a growth rate below the 2.5 per cent needed to return to full capacity.Some analysts contrasted the speech to the more hopeful address made by Poloz only two weeks earlier.“The overall tone of Macklem’s comments seem to be sobering, if not simply dovish, particularly when compared to governor Poloz’s recent assessment that Canada is near a tipping point for improving confidence,” David Watt, chief economist with the HSBC Bank in Canada, said in a note to clients.Still, Macklem said the central bank is holding out hope the a revival in U.S. demand will set the wheels in motion for stronger exports and beefed-up business investment, which in turn should lead to great productivity and competitiveness.“Some recent surveys and other evidence, including the pickup in firm creation, suggest that firms are becoming more optimistic,” he said. “And once the sequence of stronger exports, rising confidence, increased investment and stronger productivity is launched, it could well gain traction faster than expected.” by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 1, 2013 12:07 pm MDT BoC deputy governor says Canadian economy not growing as quickly as thought read more

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Nominations open for Brocks Accessibility and Inclusion Recognition Award

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, Brock University will be presenting an Accessibility and Inclusion Recognition Award that reflects the great work being done here to make the community more inclusive for all. Nominations are now open for faculty, students, staff or  Brock volunteers that have made a great contribution in this area.  Nominations will be reviewed by the Brock University Accessibility Advisory Committee and the successful nominee will be presented with the award on Dec. 2.  The nominee must show considerable work or innovation in the field of inclusion and accessibility. All entries can be sent to requires:Name of personContact person and contact informationTitle of programDescription of outstanding service to accessibility or inclusive practisePlease Note:Nominations must be accompanied by two (2) letters of supportNominations must be received by Nov. 18Nomination & Selection:This award will be given on the  Dec. 2Nominations are voted on by the Brock University Accessibility Advisory Committee (BUAAC)All information will be used in the selection process only and will be confidential throughout. read more

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Ohio State mens basketball tops James Madison for 5th straight win

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) passes the ball during a game against James Madison on Nov. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 73-56.Credit: Sam Hollingshead / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s basketball team missed back-to-back 3-pointers to start the game, but the Buckeyes never relinquished their lead after Marc Loving connected from deep on their third possession.Loving — a sophomore forward — made another long ball less than three minutes later before the Buckeyes (5-0) opened up an 11-point lead just over five minutes into their 73-56 win against James Madison (4-2) on Friday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU led by double digits for the final 34:57 of the contest.But despite the perpetual lead, the Buckeyes allowed the Dukes to move within 10 at the half and struggled to shoot the ball throughout the game after starting off 6-for-10 from 3-point range.Senior forward Sam Thompson said the Buckeyes have to be able to win, even when not shooting well, and proved they have that ability against the Dukes.“Sometimes you’ve gotta win like that,” Thompson said after the game. “You’re not gonna score 100 points every game, shoot 65 percent. We obviously don’t want to play like that, but … gotta find ways to win.”OSU shot just 41.3 percent from the field and missed its last eight 3-pointers while turning the ball over 15 times in the game.Coach Thad Matta said OSU lost energy at times in the game, and added that’s bound to happen from time to time.“I think every now and then you have a game like this, and just a little bit lackadaisical,” Matta said after the game. “And that was the biggest thing we talked about after the game, was just trusting the system and knowing that it works. And everybody has to do what they’re supposed to do.”After allowing the Dukes to inch closer at the end of the first half, the Buckeyes opened up an 18-point lead with 15:44 to play after freshman guard D’Angelo Russell found Thompson for an alley-oop.The dunk moved Thompson past the 700-point mark in his OSU career. His 13 points in the game give him 703 for his time in Columbus.Even though they were shooting just over 41 percent from the field with 9:17 to play, the Buckeyes held a 21-point lead. James Madison worked back to a 16-point deficit with four minutes to play.Despite pulling out to a 17-point lead in the first half, the Buckeyes were only up 37-27 at the break after James Madison closed out the opening 20 minutes on a 15-8 run.OSU finished the half shooting just 46.7 percent from the field. Loving didn’t score in the first half after his early 3-pointers, while Russell led all players with 10 points before the break.James Madison out-rebounded OSU, 19-18, in the first half and forced eight Buckeye turnovers.Thompson said the Buckeyes brought down their energy level after starting fast in the first half.“We got off to a hot start and then for whatever reason we really slowed ourselves down in that last probably 10-12 minutes of the first half,” he said. “And obviously take nothing away from (James Madison), but we thought we stopped attacking, stopped being aggressive on the offensive end.”On a day when his team had an up-and-down performance despite picking up a 17-point win, Matta said one player in particular — freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate — brought a spark to the Buckeyes off the bench.“I’d give Jae’Sean Tate the game ball today, just with his energy and just the passion he played with, I thought he was tremendous,” Matta said. “That has to become contagious, we’ve gotta get other guys doing that.”Tate said he’s embraced the role of spark-plug for the Buckeyes five games into his collegiate career.“(I’m a) high-motor guy,” Tate said after the game. “I bring the juice, is what coach would say, and I just try to get us a little kick start when we need it.”Russell scored just four points in the second half but led the Buckeyes with 14 points in the game. Thompson’s 13 made him the only other OSU player to score in double figures. Senior guard Shannon Scott tallied a game-high six assists while senior center Amir Williams led all players with nine rebounds.James Madison junior guard Andre Nation scored a game-high 15 points while sophomore forward Yohanny Dalembert chipped in with 14 points and eight rebounds.OSU is scheduled to play its first road game of the season against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday. Tip is set for 9:35 p.m. read more

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New match added to Saturdays 103 WWE MSG live special

first_img WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Twitter has announced that John Cena will defend the WWE United States Championship against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in a Steel Cage Match at this Saturday’s 10/3 live special at Madison Square Garden on the WWE Network. This match is added to the current card that features The New Day defending the WWE Tag Team Championships against  The Dudley Boyz and Brock Lesnar vs. Big Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show and Cena vs. Rollins inside a steel cage – this SaturdayRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:52 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowan John Cena Facebook WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion showlast_img
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Simeone A muchneeded win

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has hailed his side for a “much-needed” win after a late Kevin Gamiero goal sealed the three points for the side, ahead of their return leg against Arsenal in the Europa LeagueLos Rojiblancos rested most of its regular starters on Sunday against 13th-place Alaves with the likes of the departing Fernando Torres being given a rare start.The former Liverpool and Chelsea forward had his penalty kick saved by Alaves goalkeeper Axel Werner, before Gamiero scored on the 78th minute of the match to maintain their lead over local rivals Real Madrid in the battle for the runners-up spot in La Liga.Forward Angel Correa was sent off with a second yellow card in the final moments of the league encounter“We faced a very tough rival that works very hard and is difficult to beat in their stadium,” Simeone told the club website.“We got a much-needed win here [in Vitoria]”.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The Argentine coach admitted that their opponents had forced a change in tactics for Atletico.“We changed our system and felt better [on the pitch],” added Simeone.“In the second half, our style of play was much clearer and we had many chances.”The Atletico head coach is ready for Thursday’s return leg against Arsenal in the Europa League.“We’re going to prepare for the match in the best manner,” said the 47-year-old.“Now, we’re going to rest and be united for Thursday’s match.”last_img read more

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Dyche delighted with Burnleys transfer model

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche has praised the club’s transfer model despite the obvious financial limits present in the current strategy.The Clarets & Blue were one of the lowest spenders during the summer transfer window with the likes of Fulham, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth investing more money in their squad.However, Dyche believes the current transfer model is the right one for the club.“I think the way the club has operated, and continued to do, it’s not throwing money at every situation, it’s finding the right situations to work for now,” he said, according to Lancashire Telegraph.“There has to be a competitive element now, quite obviously, because we’ve got to get wins, but the next layer of player, the next developable player who can grow with the club and be shifted on at some point.”Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“There’s a lot of boxes that need ticking to make sure they’re the right players for this club, and that makes it difficult, but that’s the challenge we’ve had for six years or so.”“The club is run on a very business-minded level, they know the tight lines that’s about so it’s not new to them.”“They see what other clubs are trying to achieve through the market. But you still have to have people in the market who fit your club, and this club don’t want to break that, and I understand that.”“It just makes it difficult for me as a manager to get the quality in to continue supporting and improving you.”last_img read more

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Minister Mickenzie praises staff of NSWMA

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 16, 2016 – Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has commended staff of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for their role in improving the operations of the agency.  He said that despite “trying circumstances”, the workers have “brought significant difference” to the NSWMA operations.  He also hailed the board under the chairmanship of Dennis Chung for “putting in place the necessary management structure to ensure that there is efficiency within the organisation”.The Minister was speaking at the NSWMA’s annual Christmas Tree-lighting Ceremony and Concert at Mandela Park in St. Andrew on December 15.   Mr. McKenzie also expressed confidence in the competence of the agency’s newly appointed Executive Director, Audley Gordon.  “Your organisation has got someone who is committed and will be able to undertake the work that is required to be done,” he told the staff in attendance.Mr. Gordon in his remarks, pledged the NSWMA’s commitment to fulfill its mandate to keep the country clean, vowing to make this Christmas  “the cleanest ever”.   In a previous interview with JIS News, Mr. Gordon informed that he would be working to further improve the agency’s operational efficiency, with particular focus on financial and human resources management.The Executive Director noted, as well, that he would be placing focus on improving communication with the public in order to enhance transparency and raise awareness of the work of the entity.  Mr. Gordon said the intention is to “be more open and transparent, to communicate more and keep the public informed, so that they will know what the agency is doing every step of the way”.The mandate of the NSWMA is to ensure a clean Jamaica by managing solid waste effectively through public cleansing, adherence to public health and environmental standards, public education and enforcement programmes. Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Emap Shows Revenue Decline

first_imgRevenue for Emap’s business-to-business division, which the company agreed in December to sell to private-equity firm Apax Partners Worldwide LLP and Guardian Media Group Plc for $1.9 billion, was up 14 percent. The division’s magazine business was up five percent while its information products (up 19 percent) and events businesses (up 12 percent) also saw increases. After a general meeting late last week, British publishing company Emap released its third quarter financial figures, showing a 9 percent decline in its consumer magazine business revenue compared to the same period in 2006. Advertising revenue was down 12 percent, the company said, and circulation dropped off by 12 percent.Revenue for the company’s radio business, excluding the sale of its Republic of Ireland radio stations this month, was up 6 percent in the quarter compared to the same period in 2006.During the meeting, shareholders officially authorized the sale of the company’s consumer media and radio divisions to Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG for $2.3 billion. Emap had been on the block since last July.last_img read more

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Lil Kims Nasty One Video Will Leave You Breathless

first_imgThe queen asks, “Will you do it for the nastiest one?” If you love to dance, it could be hard to resistPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 2, 2018 – 4:20 pm Lil’ Kim has released the video for her single “Nasty One” off her first album in 10 years and it’s here to show us that the queen is certainly back.While the single was released on her birthday, July 11, its official video was released on Aug. 1. The visuals take on all comers while keeping to the song’s pro-monogamy message. Sonically hypnotic and convincing, the video’s luxury blends a marble angel, friends and a Ferrari into combinations of wishes and thoughts that move seamlessly into her bedroom.”The single instantly reminds me of when I used to go to the underground clubs as a teenager,” she told Complex. “I naturally wanted the video to reflect that with the super sexy Caribbean vibe, vivid colors and the dancing. When my fans watch the video, I want them to ultimately jump up and groove with it.” Twitter Facebook Email Lil’ Kim’s “Nasty One” Video Will Leave You Breathless Lil’ Kim Takes Over In “Nasty One” Video lil-kims-nasty-one-video-will-leave-you-breathless News The song’s lyric “Kimmy got that mouth that’ll leave ’em breathless” is no empty boast. She reminds us she’s nasty with her verses, but her raps are not the only star in the track’s constellation of music, meanings and regal confidence in her inner powers. Her chorus makes the point that she is the “nastiest one,” able to express insecurity and doubt in her struggles while celebrating that “I’m a freak but only with my boo.”What Lil’ Kim is trying to do is challenging and she makes it seem truly natural, pushing aside the context of her comeback and flashbacks to her GRAMMY-winning sexuality in “Lady Marmalade.” Her question “Will you do it?” is posed to fans whose memories feel fresh as well as new listeners.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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Yeti footprints seen by Indian Army raise ridiculous questions

first_img DNA tests reveal the Yeti’s not-so-abominable identity Disturbing video of snow-stomping Yeti surfaces online Post a comment It’s hard to tell if the tweet from the branch of the Indian Armed Forces is meant to be humorous since it reads very deadpan. It also includes a serious group portrait of the army’s Mountaineering Expedition team and a mention of a previous Yeti sighting at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.The Indian Army didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The purported footprints are odd in many ways. For starters, the army says they measure 32 inches (81 centimeters) long and 15 inches (38 centimeters) wide, which is about twice as long as an elephant’s footprint. There’s a long distance between each print and they’re laid out in a very straight line that doesn’t correspond to a normal bipedal stride.   As to possible explanations, the indentations could be the work of snowshoes, a prank, a real animal, or maybe a Bigfoot on vacation in the Himalayas (jk).  0 Yetis and UFOs and sea monsters, oh my! (pictures) Enlarge ImageThe Indian Army might think these are Yeti footprints. Indian Army Yeti. The abominable snowman. Bigfoot’s snow-loving cousin. The cryptid creature is getting some attention from the Indian Army, which sent out a tweet Monday saying a mountaineering team spotted mysterious Yeti footprints near a base camp at Makalu mountain in Nepal. For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019 Yetis aren’t real Biologist Charlotte Lindqvist with the University at Buffalo led a 2017 DNA study that found so-called Yeti bones, skin and hair actually came from bears and a dog. “So far, our findings and all genetic evidence extracted from claimed yeti remains have demonstrated that they came from bears that live on the region today,” Lindqvist said. “No research has proven the opposite and I am not at all convinced these footprints provide any new evidence to prove otherwise.”Count me in with the skeptics on this one.  13 Photos Tags Share your voice Randomlast_img read more

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Dish Taps Dave Antonelli to Head Sling TVs Advertising Strategy and Sales

first_img Popular on Variety Dish Media, Dish Network’s advertising sales arm, hired Dave Antonelli as director of advertising strategy and sales for Sling TV, the company’s internet-delivered TV service.Antonelli previously was chief revenue officer of Cognitiv, a New York-based advertising platform that uses artificial intelligence to build custom programmatic buying algorithms. Before that, Antonelli was senior VP of national sales at SessionM, a consumer loyalty and engagement platform, where he managed the company’s national sales team and media strategy. He has also previously held roles at Viacom’s MTV Networks and Live Nation.In his new role, Antonelli will manage Sling TV client services, direct and programmatic sales, operations and technology within Dish Media. He reports directly to Kevin Arrix, senior VP of Dish Media, and is based in the Dish Media New York office. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Antonelli assumes the role after the departure last fall of Adam Lowy, formerly director of advanced TV and digital sales for Dish Media and Sling TV. Lowy is now chief commercial officer of Telaria, a video-management platform.“Dave will apply his insights into the rapidly changing media landscape to further Sling’s leadership in advertising innovation as the lines between digital and TV continue to blur,” Arrix said in announcing Antonelli’s hire.last_img read more

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A possible explanation for varying measurements of Venuss rotation rate

first_img © 2018 A trio of researchers with the University of California and Sorbonne Universités has found a possible explanation for why Venus probes have found different day lengths for the planet. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, T. Navarro, G. Schubert and S. Lebonnois describe a theory they have developed based on observational data. Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domain Image: Cloudy Venus More information: T. Navarro et al. Atmospheric mountain wave generation on Venus and its influence on the solid planet’s rotation rate, Nature Geoscience (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0157-xAbstractThe Akatsuki spacecraft observed a 10,000-km-long meridional structure at the top of the cloud deck of Venus that appeared stationary with respect to the surface and was interpreted as a gravity wave. Additionally, over four Venus solar days of observations, other such waves were observed to appear in the afternoon over equatorial highland regions. This indicates a direct influence of the solid planet on the whole Venusian atmosphere despite dissimilar rotation rates of 243 and 4 days, respectively. How such gravity waves might be generated on Venus is not understood. Here, we use general circulation model simulations of the Venusian atmosphere to show that the observations are consistent with stationary gravity waves over topographic highs—or mountain waves—that are generated in the afternoon in equatorial regions by the diurnal cycle of near-surface atmospheric stability. We find that these mountain waves substantially contribute to the total atmospheric torque that acts on the planet’s surface. We estimate that mountain waves, along with the thermal tide and baroclinic waves, can produce a change in the rotation rate of the solid body of about 2 minutes per solar day. This interplay between the solid planet and atmosphere may explain some of the difference in rotation rates (equivalent to a change in the length of day of about 7 minutes) measured by spacecraft over the past 40 years.center_img Journal information: Nature Geoscience Citation: A possible explanation for varying measurements of Venus’s rotation rate (2018, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Measurements of the rotation speed of Venus have varied over the years for unknown reasons. It is known that it takes 243 Earth days for the planet to spin just once, but exact measurements have varied by an average of seven minutes. Prior research has also shown that the atmosphere circulates around the planet much faster—getting all the way around in just four Earth days. In this new effort, the researchers suggest they might have found at least one of the characteristics causing the planet to spin at variable speeds, and it has to do with atmospheric circulation.The researchers started with a long-standing wave that has been observed in Venus’s cloud formations—a wave approximately 10,000 kilometers long. They noted that similar waves have been seen on Earth, due to air colliding with mountains, but those typically dissipate rapidly due to air currents. But the atmosphere on Venus is notably thicker than on Earth, an observation that intrigued the researchers. They created a simulation to recreate the cloud formations seen on Venus and introduced the idea of mountains on the surface as the cause. After adding in all known ingredients in Venus’s atmosphere and accounting for the planet’s size and density, they finished by adding mountains on the surface. They then ran the simulation.The researchers report that the simulation did show a wave formed in the cloud tops, similar to that seen on the actual planet. But they also found that the braking effect caused by the atmosphere running into the mountains actually slowed the spin of the planet—the amount depended on the time of day. They found that on average, though, the effect was enough to cause up to two minutes of variation in planet spin speed—not enough to account for the observed seven minutes of variability, but enough to suggest other physical features could be playing a similar role.last_img read more

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A philosophical view of nature on canvas

first_imgDiamond Soul, a painting exhibition by Yogendra Sethi is being organised in the Capital that begins on 1 October. The paintings are a vivid and fertile presentation of nature over the canvases where strength of mountains and brilliancy of diamonds are visible. The acrylic on canvas, which has always been Sethi’s favourite medium, ostensibly reflects his personal love of nature and a deep sense of spirituality.The current collection Diamond Soul brings his core philosophy and spirituality to the surface. Each painting depicts his mastery over his skills – that of positive feelings, philosopher, spiritual guru and an artist. The artist in him seems to assuage the hardness of diamonds with his subtle exploits on the canvas, depicting the exhibits of nature. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Yogendra, who hails from Indore, is an acclaimed jewel designer. His fascination for painting started at an early age. After obtaining a master’s degree in fine arts in 1973 from Indore School of Fine arts he went to Berkeley, California for an MBA. His landscapes too moved from traditional to contemporary and conceptual as he explored the vast expanse of nature in California, USA.Later as he worked with colour gems and observed their qualities closely, an idea took seed from which was born a new form of art – very unique and thought provoking. Nature that he had loved to paint throughout his life, had taken on a new form of life in his paintings. The strokes, the lines, the colours were that of a mountain, rock or nature, but at the same time resembled human figure or a group of people – all dynamic, and active. Art pieces from his collection have been exhibited at art galleries across the world.When: 1 – 7 October Where: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centrelast_img read more

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Mamata takes wraps off Soujanya

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated ‘Soujanya’, a state-of-the-art venue at Hastings House Complex in Alipore, for holding industry and diplomatic meetings. The building is modelled after Hyderabad House in Delhi.”Hyderabad House in Delhi is used only for holding meetings and signing MoUs. ‘Soujanya’ has nine suites that will serve as a guest house for country heads and similar high ranked officials, along with captains of the industry. We will use this venue for specific purposes. Earlier, we did not have any specific venue for holding diplomatic meetings. From now, such meetings will be held here,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe further said that her government is considering construction of a skywalk beside Kalighat Temple, similar to the one which has recently been constructed by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) in Dakshineswar, which will be inaugurated on November 5. “We have received a proposal for constructing a skywalk near Kalighat Temple. I have asked chief secretary Malay De to go through the proposal and if feasible, we will construct the skywalk. It will be of immense help to the people,” she said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTalking of the government’s huge investment in infrastructure, the Chief Minister said that several new flyovers are coming up in Kolkata. “The Mahestala-Jinjirabazar flyover is almost ready and will be inaugurated soon. We will come up with a number of flyovers to connect Tollygunge, Dhakuria, Cossipore, Jadavpur and Shyambazar. Around Rs 18,000 crore has been allotted for the new infrastructure, including bridges and roads. This apart, another Rs 25,000 crore has been included in the budget for additional infrastructure. I am sure no other state in the country has spent such a huge amount on infrastructure till now,” Banerjee maintained. ‘Soujanya’, which has been named by Banerjee, has a host of facilities including a community hall, conference room, special rooms for accommodating the Prime Minister or important world leaders and personalities, rest rooms and other required infrastructure. An auditorium named ‘Uttirnyo’ has already been set up in Alipore, while Milan Mela exhibition ground is being developed further, the Chief Minister said. Banerjee will hold the Bijoya meet with industrialists and diplomats at Eco Tourism Park on November 14. From the venue, the Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of an arsenic-free potable drinking water project for the people of Haroa, Rajarhat and Bhangar II Block in North 24-Parganas. The project, conceived by the department of Public Health and Engineering (PHE), will involve Rs 1,000 crore. PHE minister Moloy Ghatak was also present at the programme.last_img read more

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May 26 2010 On May 22 – 23 2010 the Arizona

first_imgMay 26, 2010 On May 22 – 23, 2010, the Arizona Highways Travel Show presented an opportunity to learn about Arizona’s attractions, events, and amenities. The Arcosanti booth kept busy all weekend as visitors asked questions about our very distinctive project. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries] Arcosanti Public Relations Coordinator Erin Jeffries tells booth visitors about Arcosanti’s tours, Café, windbells, and special events like the Juneteenth Jazz Festival or Italian Night. Residents Youngsoo Kim and Matteo Di Michele also represented Arcosanti, talking about what makes Arcosanti unlike any other attraction in the state. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries] From wine tours to gardens, from museums to hiking, tourists received a plethora of information. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries] Over 100 different booths represented regions throughout the state. Many Arizona residents came to the show hoping to plan local vacations and trips this year. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries]last_img read more

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