Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 15 but pause might be

first_imgThe Bank of Canada is leaving its interest rate unchanged today in what could be a brief pause along its gradual path to higher rates.The central bank kept its benchmark at 1.5 per cent – but many experts are predicting it could introduce another increase as early as next month.In a statement today, the Bank of Canada said the strength of recent economic numbers reinforce the governing council’s view that more hikes will be necessary to keep inflation from rising above its target.The bank said business investment and exports have shown solid growth in recent quarters despite persistent uncertainty about the North American Free Trade Agreement and other trade policy developments.It said the housing market has begun to stabilize as households adjust to higher interest rates and new policies.The bank said credit growth has moderated and improvements in labour and wages have helped support consumption.last_img read more

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Japan says it will leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

first_imgTOKYO — Japan says it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but says it will no longer go to the Antarctic to hunt.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that Japan’s commercial whaling will be limited to its territorial and economic waters.The IWC imposed a commercial moratorium in the 1980s due to a dwindling whale population. Japan switched to what it calls research whaling and says stocks have recovered enough to resume commercial hunt. The research program was criticized as a cover for commercial hunting as the meat is sold on the market at home.Japan has said the IWC has become more like an opponent of whaling than an organization aiming for sustainability.Japan has cut back on its catch as Japanese consume less whale meat.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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UN Messengers of Peace challenge world leaders to turn words into deeds

Peace is not just a word, “it is a state of mind,” said Italian author and journalist Anna Cataldi, one of four Messengers who had gathered at UN Headquarters in New York to mark the International Day of Peace. The words uttered at the Summit “need time to be absorbed before they can become a reality,” she added.Oscar-winning actor and director Michael Douglas said he thought it was “appropriate that Peace Day should come after the tumult of last week,” and that to have some 190 countries come here and agree on one document was in itself “quite an extraordinary effort, and something that should be looked upon in a very positive, very constructive way instead in the rather diluted way in which it seems to have been presented.” Mr. Douglas, a citizen of the United States, said that in comparison “my own country doesn’t seem to be able to agree on a lot with a two-party system.”Primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall said that it was good to see the UN and other countries acknowledging global warming as “an incredibly serious issue,” especially since in the past when commitments were made to the environment, there was no follow through. “It is up to us, to those of us that care, to every single person, to make sure that whatever heads of state say, we are going to work on the environment for our children,” she added.Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel said that no one could imagine the world today without the UN. For all the criticisms you hear about the UN, “somehow the centre is here.”Referring to the Summit, Dr. Wiesel said containing terrorism and protecting the weak, particularly children, were the most important issues. With regard to the nuclear talks, he said that biological and chemical terrorism, and not nuclear arms, should be the focus of talks because they can “cause more damage, kill more people,” and are harder to contain.Alluding to the more than 15 years that he has spent thinking about the needs of children, Dr. Wiesel said “Every minute a child is dying somewhere, of disease, of hunger or of violence. While we were here for 30 minutes, 30 children have died.” read more

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Robin Hood brand of flour recalled for possible E coli contamination

Robin Hood brand of flour recalled for possible E. coli contamination The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada due to possible E. coli contamination. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Food Inspection Agency MANDATORY CREDIT by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2017 2:27 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada due to possible E. coli contamination.In a statement Tuesday, the agency says Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood all-purpose flour with the best before date of April 17, 2018.It says the flour was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.The agency says the recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.The CFIA says food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick.Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea.In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version carried an incorrect best before date. read more

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UN agency calls for 20 million to halt spread of highly virulent

“Based on what we do know, there is a real risk of further virus spread,” FAO quoted Juan Lubroth, chief of the agency’s Animal Health Service Division as saying in a press release. “Urgent action is needed to strengthen veterinary investigation and reporting systems in the region and tackle the disease at the root, before there is a spillover to humans.” Outbreaks of the virus have been reported in poultry farms, markets and family holdings in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.FAO said the outbreak comes as countries across West Africa, home to 330 million people, are still recovering from, and in some cases still battling, Ebola, which has mainly affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Previous strains of the virus – known to be highly virulent to poultry and capable of causing illness and fatalities in humans – have been circulating in Asia since the early 2000s and in Egypt for almost 10 years. The H5N1 strain has caused the death of tens of millions of poultry and losses of tens of billions of dollars.Avian flu in West Africa could trigger a mass “die-off” of chicken – a nutritious and inexpensive source of food for many people – with detrimental impacts on diets and on the economy of the region, exacerbating an already difficult situation, the agency said.“We’re looking at a disease – H5N1 – that has already spread to five countries in six months. We have to make a concerted effort to stop it in its tracks and we have to do it now,” Mr. Lubroth said.FAO is appealing for $20 million for prevention and response to bolster weak veterinary systems, improve the capabilities of local laboratories and putting FAO specialists on the ground in affected and at-risk countries. Because the disease can be transmitted to humans and is considered highly lethal, FAO said it is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) on country assessments, contingency plans, offering technical assistance and investigating potential flu cases and the source of infection. read more

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Cincinnati football player killed in motorcycle accident

A Cincinnati Bearcats football player has died.Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, 19, was reportedly struck and killed by a vehicle while driving his motorcycle Thursday, according to tweets from Brett Hoffland of FOX19 in Cincinnati on his Twitter account, @Fox19Brett.Kennedy-Palmore was pronounced dead at the UC Medical Center after the accident, which occurred at about 1:30 p.m., according to a release from UC. He was wearing a helmet. The release said his teammates were informed of the incident after their Thursday practice.Kennedy-Palmore was a redshirt-freshman walk-on running back from Liberty Township, Ohio. He graduated from Lakota East High School in 2013.“Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said in a released statement.The death of Kennedy-Palmore comes just over a year after Cincinnati football player Ben Flick died in a one-vehicle accident Sept. 21, 2013.The Bearcats are scheduled to take on the Buckeyes Saturday at 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Britain is set to boil in 30C heat but thunder and floods

first_imgThe showers and thunderstorms may continue overnight into Friday morning before clearing into the North Sea.Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: “We may see some localised flooding in some areas and difficult driving conditions, however the areas where that will happen are difficult to pinpoint.”However, into the weekend we will see a more changeable front and it will be fresher from the north-west.” Some areas may face localised flooding and difficult driving conditions caused by the downpours spreading up from the south.A yellow weather warning covering England and Wales is in place from 6am on Thursday to 6am on Friday. Here is the picture we are waking up to this morning; bright ⛅️ for many but cloudier with some drizzle across northern England pic.twitter.com/pMFk6rD1kA— Met Office (@metoffice) July 5, 2017 Britain faces a steamy and stormy end to the week as thundery showers and 30C temperatures are set to sweep the nation.Forecasters have warned that while Wednesday will be fine and dry, lightning and even hail may be on the way tomorrow with up to 30mm of rain falling within an hour. 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

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NO EUROPEAN FINAL IN DOHA Al Sadd beat Flensburg

No European final at the IHF Super Globe 2014 in Doha, Qatar! Domestic team Al Sadd made historical success by victory over EHF CL winner SG Flensburg 27:26 (11:17), and will play at the final against FC Barcelona. Barca had no problem to overplay Qatari El Jaish 39:29 (19:14) in the second semi-final clash.For the fifth place will play Brazilian Taubate (beat Sydney 23:18) and Tunisian Esperance (beat Al Ahly 38:23). IHF Super Globe ← Previous Story Season-ending injury for Jan Stehlik Next Story → TOP 30 TRANSFERS SUMMER 2014: Duvnjak and Omeyer lead the “golden list”

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Can Celebi is back to RK Nexe Nasice

The Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe Nasice announced signing contract with their former member – Turkish right back Can Celebi. The 28-years old lefthander coming from domestic Goztepe, where he played in the second part of season 2017/2018.Celebi’s first international station was Nasice, where he played in seasonj 2014/2015.Afterward, Turkish NT player spent two season in France (Chartres) and Germany (TBV Stutgart).RK Nasice played at Men’s EHF Cup quarter-final in the last season, when they lost against Fuchse Berlin. ← Previous Story U18 EHF EURO 2018 to start in Croatia – Generation 2000 is ready! Next Story → Men’s U18 EHF EURO 2018: Israel take first point, Hungary beat Spain Can CELEBIhandball transfersRK Nexe

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Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections

first_img Apr 16th 2019, 6:11 AM By Michelle Hennessy Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 6:10 AM 78,571 Views 43 Comments Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Frances Fitzgerald TD (Fine Gael)Mark Durkan (Fine Gael, former SDLP leader)Barry Andrews (Fianna Fáil)Lynn Boylan MEP (Sinn Féin)Alex White (Labour)Clare Daly TD (Independents4Change)Ciarán Cuffe (Green Party, Dublin City councillorGary Gannon (Social Democrats, Dublin City councillor)Eílis Ryan (The Worker’s Party, Dublin City councillor)Gillian Brien (Solidarity/People Before Profit)Rita Harrold (Solidarity/People Before Profit)Alice Mary Higgins (Independent, current Senator)Eamon Murphy (Independent, pro-life activist)Hermann Kelly (Independent, founder Irexit Freedom to Prosper)Gemma O’Doherty (Independent, campaigner)Ben Gilroy (Independent, anti-eviction activist)Aisling McNiffe (Independent, carer)Mark Mullan (Independent, humanitarian aid worker)Tony Bosco Lowth (Independent, gardener and social entrepreneur) Midlands North WestIn this consituency there are four seats available and it comprises Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.  Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland https://jrnl.ie/4592371 Share28 Tweet Email6 Here are the candidates running in the European Parliament elections There are 59 candidates running across the three constituencies. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Deirdre Clune MEP (Fine Gael)Seán Kelly MEP (Fine Gael)Andrew Doyle TD (Fine Gael)Malcolm Byrne (Fianna Fáil, Wexford county councillor)Billy Kelleher TD (Fianna Fáil)Liadh Ní Riadh MEP (Sinn Féin)Shelia Nunan (Labour)Mick Wallace TD (Independents4Change)Grace O’Sullivan (Green Party senator)Adrienne Wallace (Solidarity/People Before Profit)Jan Van de Ven (Direct Democracy Ireland)Peter O’Loughlin (Identity Ireland)Breda Gardner (Independent Kilkenny county councillor)Diarmuid O’Flynn (Independent, anti-bailout campaigner)Liam Minehan (Independent, farmer)Walter Ryan Purcell (Independent, tour operator)Theresa Heaney (Independent, homemaker)Paddy Fitzgerald (Independent, retired farmer)Dolores Cahill (Independent/Irexit Freedom to Prosper)Maurice Sexton (Independent, scientist)Allan Brennan (Independent, project manager)Colleen Worthington (Independent, homemaker)Peter Madden (Independent, environmental educator)If any of the seven TDs are elected to the European Parliament, there will have to be a Dáil by-election within six months to fill their seats.Two of the elected MEPs will not take up their seats immediately if Britain participates in the elections. Voting takes place on 24 May and the register can be checked here.  IN LESS THAN six weeks Irish voters will go to the polls to have their say in European Parliament elections.The deadline for candidates who wanted to run in the elections closed at noon yesterday and there are now 59 candidates vying for the 13 Irish seats in three constituencies.There were some last minute additions to the list such as Independents4Change TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace, as well as campaigner Gemma O’Doherty.Here’s the full list of candidates in each constituency: Mairead McGuinness MEP (Fine Gael)Maria Walsh (Fine Gael, former Rose of Tralee)Brendan Smith TD (Fianna Fáil)Anne Rabbitte TD (Fianna Fáil)Matt Carthy MEP (Sinn Féin)Dominic Hannigan (Labour)Saoirse McHugh (Green Party)Cyril Brennan (Solidarity/People Before Profit)Michael O’Dowd (Renua)Patrick Greene (Direct Democracy Ireland)Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagen MEP ( Independent)Peter Casey (Independent, former presidential candidate)Dilip Mahapatra (Independent, doctor)Fidelma Healy Eames (Independent, former Fine Gael senator)Olive O’Connor (Independent, health advocate)James Miller (Independent)Diarmaid Mulcahy (Independent, business advisor)Ireland SouthThere are five seats in this constituency which covers Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow. DublinThis area covers Dublin city and county and there are four seats available. last_img read more

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Legends of Tomorrow Brings Captain Cold to the Cold War

first_img We’re going back to the 1980s again, because who doesn’t love pastel shirts, shoulder pads, and the Cold War? We start off with a little bit of Miami Vice in 1987, where a coke deal is going down. Not for money, though. The seller is Damien Darhk, who is selling the drugs for an ancient Roman axe. The police arrive and arrest everyone, but Darhk shoots all of them with the help of Eobard Thawne, who offers to help him gain true power, not just a symbol of itOn the Waverider, Martin and Jax are arguing over whether they can change history for the better rather than simply cleaning things up after bad guys ruin it. Mick is training Ray on how to use the ice gun and how to work effectively as his partner. And Nate is working on a way to detect anomalies before they happen. Sarah gets a signal that something has gone wrong in 1981, the day before Reagan signs the INF treaty with the Soviet Union to reduce nuclear arsenals.Nate and Amaya visit the JSA’s secret training facility only to find it completely empty. Amaya wonders what’s happened in the years since she left when they are met by Obsidian, who asks Amaya why she abandoned them. Obsidian reveals that after World War II, the relationship between the United States and Russia went bad. The JSA was sent out on a final mission in 1956, from which they never returned. Obsidian is still alive because the rest of the team didn’t trust him enough to go.Ray (Brandon Routh) and Mick (Dominic Purcell) team up. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)The rest of the team goes to the White House to figure out exactly what’s going on. Ray is still learning how not to follow the rules as part of transitioning into the Captain Cold role. He gleefully steels jelly beans from Reagan’s jar. Martin sees his past self also working in the White House. The team comes across Darhk, who is an advisor to Reagan promising to convince the Russians to completely disarm. Sarah attacks Darhk to get revenge for her sister’s death, and the team is fired upon by the secret service. Mick and Ray fire back, but Ray crosses his cold stream with Mick’s fire. They’re knocked back by the blast, but Firestorm saves them from the secret service’s bullets.The team escapes and figures out that Dahrk is using the nuclear deal as cover for his own side deal with the KGB. Before they can figure out the exact details though, Martin’s past self confronts Darhk about meeting with a KGB agent. Darhk stabs the younger Martin, causing the older Martin to keel over and start bleeding. Not quite sure that’s how it should work, but hey. Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey stuff.Ray and Mick rush the young Martin to the Waverider for medical treatment, which is enough to save present Martin from dying. The team attends the state dinner to intercept Darhk, leaving young Martin behind to recover. Present Martin takes the opportunity to dance with his wife again and tells her that no matter how much her husband pours himself into work, she’s still the most important part of his life. The sweet moment is cut short when Darhk arrives.Martin (Victor Garber) shares a dance with his wife, Clarissa (Emily Tennant) (Photo: Screenshot via CW)The team follows him to the basement and interrupt his meeting with the KGB. They learn that Darhk has planted a bomb somewhere at the dinner. White Canary, Vixen, Obsidian and Citizen Steel remain downstairs and fight Darhk and the KGB goons. Firestorm, Heat Wave, and Captain Cold-ish evacuate the dinner and find the bomb. Ray says the device is too rudimentary for him to know how to disarm it, and Mick tells him to stop acting like his former partner. “You’re Ray Palmer and you can science your way out of anything.” That seems to be all Ray needed to figure it out, as he dismantles the cold gun and uses its power source to overload the detonator and stop it from going off. You know, science.Downstairs, after a passable action scene in which Obsidian gets shot, White Canary grabs Darhk and says she’s not going to kill him. She basically lays out the plot of Arrow Season Four and tells him he’s going to have to live through all that. Hey, if we all had to, the villain certainly isn’t going to get out of it. Darhk is whisked away by Eobard Thawne, revealing to Canary that the evil time-traveller they’ve been chasing is a speedster.Damien Darhk is now a time-traveler. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Back on the Waverider, Martin makes sure to tell his younger self to make time for his wife. Obsidian gets patched up and turns down an offer to join the team. He’s settled down with someone and really should get home to him. Mick and Ray settle their differences and agree that Ray should be himself and not try to imitate Leonard Snart. As the episode ends, we see Darhk formally join Thawne. Darhk climbs into a pod and Thawne runs around it, allowing them both to travel through time.After last week’s Civil War zombie fun, this episode feels like a step down. The action was just OK, and the cold war drama has been done on this show before. What made it work were some great character moments. We got to see a little of Mick’s vulnerability as he tried to help Ray find his new superhero identity. And the relationship between Martin, his younger self and his wife was the most engaging subplot of the whole episode. Was it sappy? yes. Did it work? Absolutely. Next week looks to be a bit of a retread too, taking the team back to the old west. Let’s hope they find something new there. 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Geek Daily Deals Overwatch for 12 65 4K Smart HDTV for 500

first_imgNew Humble Monthly PC Bundle includes Overwatch for $12This might just be the best Humble Monthly Bundle of the year. Overwatch was awarded IGN’s Game of the Year back in 2016. It has never been priced this low, and the PC version to currently has the highest player count of all the platforms.  Of course, that’s not the only game you get for $12. You’ll also get more game(s) to play about a month later when this bundle promotion ends, and these can be really good as well.Note: Technically this is called a “subscription” but you can just buy this bundle without buying any subsequent ones.Get it from Humble Bundle for $1265″ Hisense 465H6E Hisense 4K Smart HDTV for $498For less than $500 you can score a 65″ HDTV with 4K resolution and Smart capability. You also get free shipping on this deal and the option to extend to a 3 year warranty for only $54.Get it at Walmart for $498LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V 1900-Piece Set for $105For the first time ever, the LEGO Saturn V has been discounted. Even at retail price, this is considered to be one of the best values compared to any other LEGO build. You’re getting a whopping 1,969-piece set that measures over 3 feet tall. 2000-piece sets usually run $200 or more and very few of them are this large.Get it at Walmart for $104.99 with Free 2-Day Shipping$300 off Razer Gaming SmartphoneThis is a flat out outstanding price for the best gaming phone on the market. The Razer Phone boasts a “razer” sharp 5.7″ 1440×2560 display with 120Hz refresh rate and wide color gamut, THX certified Dolby Atmos powered dual front facing stereo speakers with 24-bit DAC, a capable Snapdragon 835 processor with 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual 12MP cameras, and a huge 4,000mAh battery.Use code “WOOHOO” to get it at Razer for $399.99$9.99 Online Game Design and Development Courses at UdemyFor only $9.99 per course, you can train yourself in tools, software, and programming languages specific to the gaming industry. I and other people here have used Udemy and would easily recommend one of these hugely informative courses for the same cost as a Switch screen protector.Open in an incognito window to see this price.Get courses for only $9.99 each at Udemylast_img read more

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7 Cool Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy on eBay for 70K

first_img “Living large” has transitioned to “living small” over the past few years, as people continue to emphasize minimalism over materialism. But, if tiny houses and camper trailers aren’t your thing, eBay is offering a new batch of chic and sustainable dwellings for sale: shipping container homes.Yes, were talking about freight cargo here, but not the kind that’s been through major air, road, or ship travel. According to eBay’s pages, these shipping container homes give customers a taste of small living with some luxurious amenities. Enjoy your “home-in-a-box” with a fold-up deck, a roof that doubles up as a patio, indoor plumbing, and more. A shipping container home can be a sweet retreat as well, just in case you need an impromptu getaway after a stressful day.Photo Credit: eBayHowever, you’ll need at least $15,000 saved up for one of these petite beauties. While you could get a basic shipping container home at that price point, you’ll want to have $5,000 or more for additional remodeling. Afterall, your shipping container home should be a step up from your dusty backyard shed.Whether you’re looking for a man cave, yoga studio, or permanent habitat, eBay has a shipping container home for your residential needs. Read on for seven cool shipping container homes you can buy on eBay for $70,000 or less.40-Foot PreFab Luxury Ship Container Home(Photo Credit: eBay)Have your eye on an Airbnb income? This 40-Foot PreFab Luxury Ship Container Home has all the fixings for a small guest space. Built from scratch out of new ISO shipping containers and custom-painted, this small residence has a bedroom, a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom with shower. Plus, there’s indoor insulation and indoor plumbing included. Your guests will adore this mini home on your property.Buy it Here20-Foot Shipping Container HomePhoto Credit: eBayWinter is coming, which means you need a cozy shipping container cabin, like this 20-foot one, for cold nights. Universal Container Homes, the company who builds these shipping container models, will work with you to create a personalized design and install Ikea hardware if needed. Plus, it already comes with cooling and heating, a bathroom, three sliding doors, and a fold-up deck.Buy it Here320 Square-Feet Tiny Container HomePhoto Credit: eBayMake all your #smallspacegoals happen with this 320 Square-Feet Tiny Container Home. It comes with everything found in most houses, including a small kitchen with counter tops, a burner stove wtih an oven, a bathroom and glass shower, a bedroom, and seating area with patio access. You’ll want to invite friends and family over for BBQs and game nights ASAP.Buy it Here20-Foot “She-Shed” Shipping ContainerPhoto Credit: eBayLadies listen up: we’ve found a chic shipping container dwelling for you. This vibrant 20-Foot “She-Shed” Shipping Container can be turned into your personal yoga studio, creative office, and more. If you’re looking for more of a home set up, the manufacturer offers amenities, like a kitchen, Ikea hardware, and a master bedroom, for an additional price. We’ll toast to that.Buy it Here20-Foot “Man Cave” Shipping ContainerPhoto Credit: eBayUnwind with the guys in this ultimate 20-foot “Man Cave” Shipping Container. You’ll have plenty of room for video game nights, parties, and more in this cool space. Even though a basic model will cost you $18,000, you could upgrade your cargo pad with a kitchen, roof patio, and more with some additional cash.Buy it HereSmall Container-Inspired HomePhoto Credit: eBayFor Insta-worthy home pictures, this Small Container-Inspired Home is definitely photo-ready. It comes with red and blue paint for a pop of color, and it can easily accommodate single individuals or couples. For less than $17,000, you’ll get a a bedroom, a kitchenette, a restroom, and more.Buy it Here20-Foot Shipping Container CabinPhoto Credit: eBayThe outside of this 20-Foot Shipping Container Cabin looks super ordinary, but there are hidden gems inside. Unlike other shipping container pads, it has a mini staircase and a rustic, cabin-like interior for those who love wooded retreats. Plus, you’ll get all the perks of other homes, including a kitchen area with appliances and the option to add eco-friendly solar panels.Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:Take a Virtual Tour of Santa’s House, Elf VillageThis Tiny House Literally Runs on Dunkin’ Modular 3D Printer Builds Sustainable Houses Stay on target PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site last_img read more

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Preview Marseille vs RB Salzburg

first_imgShock semi-finalists Red Bull Salzburg will be looking to continue their historic run as they travel to France to face Marseille in the first leg of their Europa League tieThe two sides met twice in the group stages of the competition with Salzburg emerging with a narrow 1-0 win, courtesy of a Moanes Dabour goal. The second game ended goalless back in December at the Stade Velodrome.Marseille is being widely tipped as the favourites to progress against the Austrian Bundesliga leaders, but head coach Rudi Garcia will be without several key players for the important clash.Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara are out through injury. While Left-back Hiroki Sakai is doubtful due to an injury he sustained against Lille.On the other hand, Salzburg have got a totally healthy squad with no suspensions giving Marco Rose the chance to field his strongest team for the first leg in France with the club having been undefeated in 16 of their last 17 matches in the Europa League.Probable line-upsMarseilleMarseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…4-2-3-1Pele, Amavi, Rolando, Rami, Sarr, Gustavo, Lopez, Ocampos, Payet, Thauvin, GermainRB Salzburg4-3-1-2Walke, Ulmer, Caleta-Car, Ramalho, Lainer, Berisha, Samassekou, Haidara, Schlager, Hee-Chan, Dabbur (Data obtained by WhoScored)last_img read more

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Dybala wants to be the best amongst all humans

first_imgArgentine forward Paulo Dybala revealed that his objective is not to be better than Ronaldo and Messi, but he does want to be the best among humans.As we’ve all been talking constantly about Paulo Dybala’s struggles to understand each other with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the same squads, the Juventus player wants to distance himself as far as possible from any comparison with both players.Dybala understands that he will always be under the scope for this because he shares a locker room with the two greatest players who ever lived, and he does well to try and write his own story.Juventus‘ number ’10’, recently granted an interview to the Gazzetta dello Sport, where he spoke about many topics but he couldn’t resist talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.About Cristiano, Dybala revealed that he thinks Juventus’ 3-1 victory at the Bernabeu last season might have been the moment when he decided to play with the Vecchia Signora this season.RECORD-BREAKERS!!! 💪💪💪 Juventus have won their first 🔟 matches of the season (all competitions) for the first time in their history!#FinoAllaFine ⚪️⚫️ #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/chGzrFLPUu— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 6, 2018“The victory at the Bernabeu gave us more strength and belief. The team went to win in Madrid with incredible determination and grit. My teammates told me that the Real players were really struggling, they would look at each other with confusion because they’d rarely conceded three goals like that.”“I think it was that game that pushed Ronaldo towards Juventus. That’s when he realized our strength and made his choice. He is very intelligent and sees things before others.”“The thing that amazed us about Ronaldo is how normal he is. If you see him on social media and TV, you get a different idea of what he’s like, but really he’s the same as all of us.”“He trains well, is 100 percent concentrated in every training session, but jokes around like everyone else. He makes fun of Joao Cancelo and says his Italian is already better, while he has started drinking mate like us South Americans.”🔊[SPORT via La Gazzetta Dello Sport] |FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Dybala: “Messi and Ronaldo should be getting worse (for age reasons) but instead they are still doing extraordinary things. They are not normal. My objective is to be the best of the humans.” pic.twitter.com/miVNUPonKR— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 6, 2018When asked about Alessandro del Piero’s opinion about him and Kylian Mbappé being Ronaldo and Messi’s heirs, Dybala responded in a brilliant way.“For that to be the case, Messi and Ronaldo would need to be at the twilight of their careers, but they are still doing extraordinary things.”“Messi and Cristiano are beyond the norm. My objective is to be first among the humans. Of the other humans, I like Isco, because he never loses the ball, but Neymar and Mbappé are also excellent players.”“When I was a child, sitting in front of the campfire, I wished that I could win the Ballon d’Or. If you want to improve, you have to set high targets…”🇮🇹 📰 |Front page of Gazzetta headlines an interview with Paulo Dybala:🎙️ | Dybala unleashed:”I’ll be the number 1 human.Ronaldo and Messi are extraterrestrials but after them I want it to be me.My Juventus is now better than Real Madrid.” pic.twitter.com/jq7KWrqbAc— Arjun Pradeep (@IndianRegista) October 6, 2018last_img read more

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Sarri on the possible replacement of Fabregas

first_imgMaurizio Sarri has given a hint on the player who may likely fill the void left by Cesc Fabregas once he leaves Chelsea FCMonaco are closing in on the signing of Fabregas, while Chelsea have reportedly launched a €50m bid for Barella.But who Sarri knows from his time in Serie A with Napoli decided not to disclose any details when asked about the transfer.“I can say only my opinion, I don’t know the decision of the club. [And] in my opinion he needs to go,” the Coach said at a Press conference as cited by Football Italia“At this club, there’s a rule, the renewal of players over 30 is for one year. I don’t want a player as important as Cesc unhappy.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I don’t want to speak about players of other teams [when asked about Barella]. If Cesc goes, we will, of course, need a replacement.“With midfielders, we are in trouble I think because of the situation of [the injured Ruben] Loftus-Cheek.“Even if the situation is serious or not, without Cesc we have only five [midfielders]. Cesc can travel and have meetings with anyone.“As you know, he had a standing ovation [in Chelsea’s FA Cup win against Nottingham Forest] and there were some tears because he gave so much to the Premier League.”last_img read more

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Strongarm robbery reported on MAX train

first_imgThis morning, Friday September 13, 2013, at 5:25 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 122nd MAX Transit Station on the report that two suspects stole an iPad from a man riding the MAX.Officers arrived and spoke to witnesses and the victim, a 62-year-old man, and learned that two suspects got on an eastbound MAX at the Gateway Transit Station and began being aggressive towards the victim, who was holding his iPad.The victim is deaf and uses the iPad as his primary means of communication.As the train stopped at the 102nd Transit Station, one of the suspects grabbed the victim’s iPad and ran off the train and continued running South on 102nd Avenue. The other suspect, who was on his BMX bike inside the train, also left the train and rode South on 102nd Avenue.Several officers canvassed the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect’s description.The suspect who grabbed the iPad is described as an African American male, late-teens or early-20s, 5’9″ tall, thin build, short black hair, dark-skinned, red t-shirt, light blue jean shorts, and black high-top tennis shoes.The suspect on the bicycle is described as a white male in his late-teens or early-20s, 5’10”, medium build, a Chinese symbol tattoo on the left side of his neck, a white t-shirt, baseball cap, black shorts, and riding a BMX bicycle.Anyone with information about this incident or these suspects is asked to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.last_img read more

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Northern Lights 300 pack heads to Finger Lake

first_imgThe Northern Lights 300 got underway at noon Friday, despite questionable snow conditions earlier this month. The sled dog race started in Big Lake at Martin Buser’s Happy Trail Kennels and will take mushers and their teams to Yentna, and Finger Lake than back to Big Lake.Race organizer Sue Allen says crisp temperatures at the race’s start are creating ideal conditions.“Really a beautiful day for racing, perfect for dogs. A little icy in our take off chute, but the trail is very nice, and actually gets better, and better and better as the race goes on. There’s not a lot of snow, but considering the little snow we’ve had, conditions are great.”The  Northern Lights 300 is an Iditarod qualifier, although there is no purse for the winner.Thirty – three sled dog drivers are in this year’s lineup, including Buser. Mushers must take a six hour layover during the race. A winner is expected back at Big Lake sometime Sunday.last_img read more

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15 months not enough to probe Bangladeshi names in Panama gate

first_imgPanama papers. File photoThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has begun ‘collecting information’ about Bangladeshi individuals and businesses named in leaked Panama Papers 15 months ago, still a year after the leaks had captured global headlines.The anti-graft body is still collecting information about them, ACC officials say.The Panama Papers that shook global financial system and even political leadership in many countries, came to the limelight again on Friday, when Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified the country’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif based on documents leaked in 2015.A few of those documents, which came out later, in April 2016, contain names of 21 individuals, three businesses and 18 addresses from Bangladesh.The USA-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) posted on its website the full documents about the names of Bangladeshi individuals and businesses.Panama papers revealed that some people and businesses had siphoned off money from Bangladesh evading taxes.Prothom Alo had published a report on May 11 last year, after investigating the names of individuals and businesses.The ACC had then assured the stakeholders of investigations into the matter following demands for probe and trial after the leak of Panama Papers.However, since then no progress in investigation has been reported.On Friday, ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood said to Prothom Alo, “We had sent MLAR (mutual legal assistance request) to 11 countries for information about 11 persons some of whom are dual citizens. They have sent some information but we have sought more.”The leaked Panama Papers do not have details about the names of individuals and businesses and the amount of money they siphoned off.Earlier in 2013, ICIJ published names of 29 Bangladeshi individuals and businesses, the act known as ‘Offshore Leaks’. Names of individuals and businesses of these two documents are mutually inclusive.As high as 11.5 million leaked documents, known as Panama Papers, belonged to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. They contain financial and attorney-client information of entities that were used for illegal purposes, including fraud, tax evasion, and evading international sanctions.When asked executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Iftekharuzzaman said, “In that sense, the pieces of information leaked in Panama Papers were not verifiable. But, Nawaz Sharif was compelled to resign [from the prime minister post] as the anti-graft bodies of Pakistan played their role.”“There are chances to debate about the role of the Supreme Court of the country [Pakistan]. But, Nawaz’s resigning following the court’s disqualifying him from public office over Panama [Papers] scandal can be an example for South Asia,” he added.Names of Bangladeshis in Panama PapersThe names of Bangladeshis published in the Panama Papers are – Kafil HS Muyeed, Pessina Stefano, Rudy Benjamin, Yusuf Raihan Reza, Ishraq Ahmed, Novera Chowdhury, Mohammed Farhad Gani, Mehboob Chowdhury, Bilkis Fatima Jesmin, Roger Barb, Abul Bashar, Zain Omar, Benzir Ahmed, Afzalur Rahman, Sudhir Mullick, Jiban Kumar Sarker, Nizam M Selim, Mohammad Moksedul Islam, Motazzaroul Islam and Selimuzzaman.Another person has also been named as ‘The Bearer’ twice.The names of the business entities are – Bangladesh Biman Inc, Islamic Solidarity Shipping Company Bangladesh Ltd and Bangladesh Textile Agencies Ltd.The names of two other Bangladeshi businesses mentioned in the ‘Offshore Leaks’ of 2013 are – Bangladesh Holdings Private Ltd and Telecom Development Company Bangladesh Ltd.According to law, no one can carry money abroad except a fixed amount for travelling and medical treatment. In cases of business purpose, one can have dealings with foreigners through banks by opening letter of credit (L/C).Outside this, exporters can deposit 15 per cent of their proceeds in banks in foreign currency.last_img read more

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Texas Voter Rolls Grow to 156 Million ahead of Midterm Election

first_img Share Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaThis August 25, 2018, photo shows a voting sign in Harris County regarding the election on the county’s bond for flood prevention and mitigation projects.Texas has set a new voter registration record of 15.6 million people ahead of the highly anticipated Senate race between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos told the Houston Chronicle that the state’s voter rolls have grown by 1.6 million since the last midterm election in 2014.Election records show that Texas has seen a 400,000-voter increase since March. The state on average added just over 100,000 voters a year between 2002 and 2014.“Recently, we have heard from a number of county election officials who tell us they are witnessing voter registration rates and voter enthusiasm in a midterm year that we usually see before presidential-year elections, which is phenomenal,” Pablos said. “On the whole, we are seeing Texans become more engaged, which is very healthy for the future of our state.”Harris County had 55,000 voters register over the past six months, which is more than any other county.Suburban counties near Houston have seen pronounced voter growth, with rolls in Fort Bend and Montgomery counties growing by 3 percent. Collin and Denton counties north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area saw voter registration spike by almost 4 percent.Hays County saw the biggest gain since March with a 4.4 percent increase in the number of registered voters.Fort Bend, Collin and Hays counties are all part of congressional districts with competitive races for Congress, particularly where Republicans may face some of their stiffest opposition.“Competitive elections increase voter interest,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, a political scientist at the University of Houston.But the surge in voter registration doesn’t provide much clarity on who will show up to cast a ballot. Only 4.7 million of the 14 million registered voters in 2014 took to the polls. Voter turnout is usually much higher in presidential cycles, reaching nearly 60 percent in 2016 and 2012.Voters can register through Oct. 9, which is the deadline to vote in the midterms.last_img read more

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