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FIFA 18: All the winter transfers

first_imgeSports FIFA 18 – All the winter transfers on FIFA Ultimate Team Ronan Murphy 18:29 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FIFA 18 Coutinho Getty/EASports eSports Transfers Manchester United Arsenal Barcelona Premier League Primera División Many big deals have been completed in real-life, but gamers are already wondering when they can play as these new signings at their favourite club January is one of the most interesting times of the year for football fans, as rumours circulate and favourite clubs sign brand new favourite players.Similarly, FIFA gamers also enjoy the winter window as it brings change to the video game they have been playing for the last few months, with FIFA Ultimate Team given a new lease of life thanks to the January transfer updates.The transfer of new players to new clubs and new leagues also means that Squad Building Challenges in FIFA 18 now have more options and should be slightly cheaper to complete over the coming months. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player When are the transferred players added?FIFA 18 Transfers CoutinhoAs some FIFA 18 gamers may have noticed, some of the transferred players are already at their new clubs in the FIFA Ultimate Team database. Throughout the month of January, and for the first few weeks of February, EA Sports will continue to release updates to the database (and the Online Seasons database) with each and every single transfer.These transfer updates come in batches, so it may take a week or more for players to be moved to their new clubs in the game. This is particularly true of some of the lesser names in the game, although Adrien Silva still remained a Porto player in mid-January but Philippe Coutinho had already been moved to Barcelona.Do not worry, all the transfers will be completed in January or February as EA Sports updates 100s or 1000s of players who find themselves a new club.Which players have been transferred?FIFA 18 Transfers BarkleyEA Sports releases updates to the FIFA 18 database every few days and, with this, adds new transferred players each time. Below is a list of all the gold players (75 rated and above) who have already been assigned to their new clubs.This list is separate to the list of Winter Upgrades known as the Ratings Refresh , where some players will also get a boost to their overall rating. Player Position New Club Philippe Coutinho LW Barcelona Ross Barkley CAM Chelsea Kevin Mirallas LM Olympiacos Nicolas Tagliafico LB Ajax Luciano Vietto ST Valencia Cenk Tosun ST Everton John Guidetti ST Alaves Martin Caceres RB Lazio Jeremy Menez ST America Mauro Zarate ST Velez Sarsfield Renato Steffen LM Wolfsburg Georges-Kevin Nkoudou LM Burnley Marko Pjaca LW Schalke Emmanuel Mas LB Boca Juniors Andres Ibarguen LW America Danijel Milicevic CAM Metz Dejan Damjanovic ST Suwon Benny Feilhaber CAM LAFC Mario Gomez ST Stuttgart Fabian Orellana CAM Eibar Coke RB Levante Lucas Alario ST Bayer Leverkusen Blerim Dzemaili CM Bologna Simon Terodde ST Koln Galvez CB Las Palmas Soualiho Meite CDM Bordeaux Juan Quintero CAM Porto Papa Diop CDM Eibar Jose Vazquez CDM Santos Laguna Dayro Moreno ST Club Tijuana Jairo LM Las Palmas Fabian Frei CM Basel Matias Alustiza ST Pumas UNAM Pablo Aguilar CB Club Tijuana Robert Beric ST Saint-Etienne Edson Puch RM Queretaro Darlington Nagbe LM LAFC Arribas CB Pumas UNAM Arda Turan CM Basaksehir Francis Coquelin CDM Valencia Hernan Perez RM Alaves Lisandro Lopez CB Inter Milan Jose Sand ST Deportivo Cali Yann Mvila CDM Saint-Etienne Jony LM Sporting Gijon Vincent Koziello CM Koln Paul Baysse CB Bordeaux Castan CB Cagliari Franco Armani GK River Plate Valentin Stocker CAM Basel Jasmin Kurtic CM SPAL Matias Britos ST Queretaro Camilo Vargas GK Deportivo Cali David Garcia CB Cultural Leonesalast_img read more

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Feel Good Friday – G.H. Bass’ Pennies Towards Progress

first_img The Best Men’s Short-Sleeve Button-Downs Shirts Raise the Bar Yada, Yada, Yada … An Immersive Seinfeld Experience Is Coming to NYC This Fall Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State Fall Foliage Forecast: Where and When to See the Leaves Change in 2019 The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials Editors’ Recommendations For fall 2013, the classic American company, G.H. Bass is honing in on their most iconic style, the Penny Loafer or Weejun (short for Norwegian, where the concept of the shoe came from) which they launched back in 1936. The fall campaign is called Power to the Penny and each spread shows a customized penny playing off the Weejun showcased. (We know, hard to follow but watch the video and it all makes perfect sense).It’s refreshing to see these heritage brands not resting on their laurels. We can only wear an iconic loafer for so long without the need for something fresh. On Bass’ new e-commerce site we can see the full breadth of the fall collection, including the classic penny redressed in buffalo plaid, camo and contrasting colors. Nothing too far off the grid, just refreshing.In honor of its Weejuns, G.H. Bass & Co. is launching Pennies Toward Progress—an initiative to benefit the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. For every pair of Weejuns sold at G.H. Bass & Co. retail stores in the U.S., on ghbass.com and by retailers in the U.S., Bass will donate 100 pennies toward the Foundation’s mission to close the opportunity gap for children in low-income communities, and empower them to achieve their full potential by providing them with academic and financial support, as well as exposure to a life of possibility. This is an ongoing program from here on out so we will look forward to hearing how much money Bass raises for such a great charity.“G.H. Bass & Co. was born in 1876 out of one man’s dedication to making things better—and today that philosophy guides everything we do,” said Kristin Kohler Burrows, President of G.H. Bass & Co. “To that end, we’re thrilled that our Pennies Toward Progress initiative can show the world just how powerful a penny can be. Together, we can help students in need across the country step forward towards their own bright futures.”GH Basslast_img read more

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TPDCo Expanding Team Jamaica Programme

first_img In a bid to increasing accessibility, the TPDCo has, since February, collaborated with individuals classified as approved training partners (ATP) to assist in the continued training of industry personnel. Story Highlights The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has expanded its Team Jamaica programme to make it more accessible and attractive to industry stakeholders.center_img The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has expanded its Team Jamaica programme to make it more accessible and attractive to industry stakeholders.Team Jamaica is a mandatory training and certification programme for persons employed in or otherwise associated with the hospitality and tourism industry.The programme’s main components include customer service, product knowledge, culture and environmental awareness.In a bid to increasing accessibility, the TPDCo has, since February, collaborated with individuals classified as approved training partners (ATP) to assist in the continued training of industry personnel.While noting that the programme is being conducted solely by TPDCo’s training department, Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Spencer, said the partnership allowed the ATPs to participate in a ‘train the trainers’ programme.This has resulted in their being certified to deliver the programme on TPDCo’s behalf, he said during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the agency’s head office in Kingston on Tuesday, August 29.There are currently 20 ATPs operating in the island’s resort areas. Seven are based in Kingston, one on the south coast, four in Ocho Rios, six in Montego Bay; and two in Negril.Dr. Spencer said come 2018, TPDCo will be engaging HEART Trust/NTA and several hotels to become certified trainers and deliver the programme at their entities and institutions.Additionally, he said TPDCo will shortly introduce levels two and three of the Team Jamaica programme, which are the advanced components of its current offering.“Right now, we only have one level, which is providing basic information about the tourism industry, ensuring that individuals are aware of the history of the development of the industry. So for levels two and three, we plan to get into greater depth,” the Executive Director explained.Additionally, he said the advanced levels will allow persons to become more adept at their jobs and provide an avenue for individuals to matriculate at the Jamaica Centre for Tourism and Innovation (JCTI).The centre aims to create a certified workforce based on academic skills and competence.It will serve to accelerate the transformation of tourism enterprises by engaging institutions and persons to initiate new ideas as well as harness science and technology to transfer knowledge into practice within the sector.The facility will offer a practical curriculum that complements existing hospitality programmes at several tertiary institutions.Its programmes will target aspiring supervisors, managers and other hospitality professionals in areas such as culinary, spa and hospitality management.Team Jamaica has evolved since its inception in 1997 and is now a benchmark for tourism-awareness programmes within the Caribbean.Dr. Spencer noted that the programme is quite beneficial to the workers, sector and country on the whole, in the creation of a well-trained workforce that attracts investments while increasing skills levels, economic growth and prosperity.last_img read more

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Heavy rain to lash Odisha in next four days MeT

first_imgBhubaneswar: Many parts of Odisha are likely to be lashed by heavy rainfall in the next four days, the Meteorological Centre here said on Wednesday. A monsoon trough line extending from east Uttar Pradesh to north Tamil Nadu through Odisha is likely to trigger heavy rain in many areas of the state, it said in a weather bulletin. While light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at many areas for next four days, heavy downpour may lash some places in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir and Bargarh districts till Thursday, it said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Thunderstorm and lightning is also likely to occur at some places of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal,Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Kandhamal, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam and Balasore till Thursday. Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at some places of Koraput, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Nuapada districts, while heavy downpour may lash parts of Malkangiri, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Bolangir on Thursday and Friday, the MeT Centre said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Some areas of Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts will experience heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday, while the intensity of rainfall will subside thereafter, it said. Many parts of the state have experienced two spells of heavy downpour earlier this month due to the formation of two back-to-back low pressure areas in the region. Several areas also faced flash floods due to incessant rains recently. The water levels in all major rivers in the state including Mahanadi are below the danger marks. The water level of Mahanadi river at Naraj in Cuttack now stands at 24.75 metres as against the danger mark of 26.41 metre, the Special Relief Commissioner’s (SRC) office said. The water level at Hirakud dam on river Mahanadi stood at 619.31 feet at 12 noon as against the full reservoir capacity of 630 feet, it said.last_img read more

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Astral Out of Home to Launch Network of 50 Digital Backlit Faces

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: The new digital backlit faces will be featured across the following metro stations: McGill, Place-des-Arts, Peel, Bonaventure, Atwater, Guy-Concordia, Lionel-Groulx, Jean-Talon, Snowdon, Square-Victoria-OACI, and Berri-UQAM. Each screen will display loops offered as part of a network, all programmed on demand and remote-controlled from Astral Out of Home’s cutting-edge control centre.To be deployed progressively throughout the winter season, the 50 digital backlit station faces will be completely operational by March 31, 2017. The faces will be activated on a trial basis and available for booking starting Dec. 15, and will be officially operational as of Jan. 23.About Astral Out of HomeAstral Out of Home, a division of Bell Media, is one of Canada’s leading out-of-home advertising companies with over 30,000 advertising faces strategically located in the British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia markets. Driving innovation on one of the country’s most dynamic media platforms, Astral Out of Home is committed to staying at the forefront of the latest technological trends, offering advertisers the opportunity to deliver powerful messages that engage and connect with consumers. For more details, visit www.bellmedia.ca. Astral Out of Home, a division of Bell Media, is pleased to announce the deployment of a network of 50 new, digital backlit faces in the Montréal metro. Rolling out progressively until spring 2017, these HD digital screens will allow advertisers to connect with nearly 1 million on-the-go consumers in strategically selected locations.This deployment sees the number of faces in Astral Out of Home’s Digital Underground Network increase to 99, which already includes the Lucien-L’Allier, Downtown, and Longueuil train stations.“By adding this network of digital backlit faces we are bolstering our product offering while continuing to move forward with our development strategy of creativity and innovation,” said Karine Moses, President of Astral Out of Home. “We’re proud to offer advertisers the flexibility, instantaneousness, and dynamic content that our digital products are known for in some of the highest-traffic Montréal metro stations.”last_img read more

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Will minorities in the Canadian military have fewer struggles now new minister

first_imgsrobinson@aptn.ca APTN National NewsAs Remembrance day ceremonies get set to go, minorities inside the miliary are reflecting on the challenges they’ve faced in battle – and at home in their own army.But now with a new minister of National Defence at the helm of the armed forces, will they now face few struggles?APTN’s Shaneen Robinson reports.last_img

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Alberta declares state of emergency as fires continue to threaten Fort McMurray

first_imgFORT MCMURRAY, Alta.—Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Fort McMurray, forcing all 80,000 residents to flee.“The situation in Fort McMurray is not stable. It is unstable,” Scott Long of Alberta Emergency Management told reporters in a Wednesday afternoon briefing. “The downtown core is being held through some Herculean efforts of the structural firefighters in the area.”Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee said the state of emergency allows the province to take full control of the situation, conscript people if necessary, and bulldoze structures as required.“We are still in the throes of an intense crisis,” said Larivee.There were dangerous and dramatic developments on multiple fronts Wednesday in a story that has made headlines worldwide with stunning video footage of trucks and cars driving past sheer walls of flame.There were haunting images of scorched trucks, charred homes and telephone poles, burned out from the bottom up, hanging in the wires like little wooden crosses.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley flew up to survey the situation first-hand, while officials in the evacuation centre had to bolt to the south of the city as flames edged closer.Notley tweeted pictures of the fire from above.“The view from the air is heartbreaking,” she wrote.The blaze effectively cut Fort McMurray in two late Tuesday, forcing about 10,000 north to the safety of oilsands work camps.The other 70,000 were sent streaming south in a bumper-to-bumper snake line of cars and trucks that stretched beyond the horizon down Highway 63. Some vehicles sat in ditches, the victims of engine trouble or a lack of gas.The situation took a tragic twist Wednesday when an SUV collided head on with a tractor-trailer on another southern escape road, Highway 881, killing two and shutting down the road in both directions.The displaced arrived in communities of Anzac, Lac La Biche and Edmonton. Some were going as far as Calgary.At Anzac, volunteers served eggs and pancakes to some of the 2,500 people at the recreation centre.Chantelle Boutin said she was grateful that she and her husband found a safe refuge. The couple brought their two dogs, but one of them died from the stress.“We lost our house, we lost everything, but we didn’t lose our spirit,” said Boutin. “Thank you, God, nobody died. Our prayers are with you guys, those firefighters, EMS.”Crews had been battling the blaze since Sunday.But the situation turned destructive within minutes on Tuesday afternoon when the blaze, whipped up by winds, roared into the southwest corner of the city.It engulfed homes in three subdivisions and destroyed vehicles, gas stations and a motel. Most of the homes in the suburbs of Beacon Hill and Waterways were destroyed.There have been no reports of fire-related injuries or deaths.The wildfire was still listed out of control as it curled around the city, 435 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, and was expected to reach 10,000 hectares by day’s end.Robin Smith with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes the city, said it was believed everyone left the city.“We have RCMP patrols that are regularly looping the neighbourhoods to make sure there’s no one straggling,” said Smith.Long said area pipeline operations were shutting or reducing operations, and residents of the nearby Alexis-Nakota First Nation were ready to leave on an hour’s notice if necessary.Mayor Melissa Blake said her city is strong and remembers Slave Lake, a community devastated by wildfires in 2011.“We will hope to follow in the shadow of Slave Lake in our perseverance and resolve,” said Blake. “And as we look to the future, this is still a place of incredible strength, resiliency and vibrancy.”The province said 255 firefighters were on scene, backed up by 12 helicopters and 17 air tankers. The military has provided rescue helicopters and 15 residents who had been cut off by fire were airlifted to safety, Long said.Concerns and best wishes poured in from around the world.From Britain, the Queen said in a statement: “Prince Philip and I were shocked and saddened by the news of the wildfires that are causing such devastation to Fort McMurray. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected.”In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government will provide all possible assistance to Alberta.last_img read more

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Mixed reaction greets Canadas announcement that it is buying Trans Mountain pipeline

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsThere was mixed reaction the Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s announcement that Canada is buying the Trans Mountain expansion project for a whopping $4.5 billion.Some are applauding Trudeau’s commitment to jobs and the economy.While others say he is ignoring First Nation communities who do not want the new pipeline to run through their communities.thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img

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Time not optimal for West Bank vote Annan cautions

“The time for the elections is not optimal,” Mr. Annan told reporters as he entered UN Headquarters in New York this morning. “You could find yourself in a situation that the radicals are the ones who get elected. And it will be the result of a democratic process, and we have to accept that.”There was obviously a need for all members of the Quartet to get together “to determine how we implement the proposals put forward by the President,” the Secretary-General said. “How do we operationalize it? Which comes first? Under what circumstances can one hold elections in the West Bank? In the current circumstances, obviously it is not possible. Would the Israeli withdrawal to the 2000 lines be a prerequisite for elections? Can you hold elections in the current atmosphere?”The Secretary-General noted that there were aspects in the proposals that had to be thought through and clarified: “There has been a call for a new Palestinian leadership. What happens between now and until a new leadership exists? Do we work with the government that we have or do we create a vacuum?” Asked about the Palestinian leadership, Mr. Annan said it was up to the Palestinian people to decide. “They elected Chairman Arafat, they are planning new elections, let them elect their own leaders,” he said, adding that he had not spoken to Chairman Arafat since President Bush’s speech, but that the two had been in contact over the weekend and again early Monday. “At that point he was talking to me about reform and measures he was taking to reign in terrorism,” the Secretary-General said. “I don’t know what his mindset is but we’ve already heard that the Palestinians have indicated that whilst they are pleased with certain aspects of the President’s speech, as for selection of their leaders it is their responsibility, and I’m sure Arafat would share that view.”On the need for reforms, the Secretary-General noted “that the Palestinians themselves have indicated that they want reform, and have initiated reforms already, and we had hoped that the reforms would not be a condition for the peace process and moving forward.”To a question on how President Bush’s speech would affect the situation on the ground, Mr. Annan said that there was something in the statement for each party. “For the Palestinians, the President reaffirmed the establishment of two States in accordance with resolutions 242 and 338. I hope the Israelis and the Palestinians will have the courage, the wisdom and the strength to seize this moment for us to work on the establishment of a Palestinian State living side-by-side with an Israeli State in security,” he said. “A timeframe of three years was indicated and I think it is important that it is done in a reasonable timeframe or else people will lose hope.”Asked if there was a timetable for an international conference, he said discussions were ongoing regarding a meeting of Quartet envoys. read more

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Côte dIvoire UN condemns desecration of grave of opposition leaders mother

The tomb of the Hadja Nabintou Cissé, mother of the Rally of Republicans (RDR) party leader Alassane Ouattara, was attacked sometime between last night and this morning.The two-year-old crisis in that country, which despite peace accords continues with half the national territory under rebel control, began after groups said President Laurent Gbagbo’s re-election in 2000 was not legitimate because Mr. Ouattara had been barred from taking part. An unsuccessful coup ensued.Mr. Ouattara’s Ivoirian nationality had been questioned during the election, but the justice system has since ruled in his favour.In its statement today, UNOCI said it stands ready to assist any investigations launched by the Ivorian authorities in order to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the desecration with a view to putting them on trial in accordance with the law.UNOCI called on all parties to maintain calm and serenity in the face of the incident, appealing to them not to be deterred from the national peace and reconciliation process. read more

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Equities the best place to put your money in 2015

by News Staff Posted Jan 16, 2015 7:32 am MDT Equities the best place to put your money in 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wondering about the best place to put your money this year?Dave Makarchuk, with an investment consultant group at Mercer tells 660news, many managers expect bonds will have negative or very small returns in 2015.In addition to yields being at an all-time low, it’s also expensive to purchase them.On the other hand, Makarchuk says there are solid expectations for equity investments.“Alternative investments, especially infrastructure, private equity, real estate, and hedge funds are excellent diversifiers, and managers would encourage investors to diversify their portfolio,” he said.While Makarchuk says while it’s still a good idea to dip into energy stocks, he warns against overload on oil stocks because of the current volatility in that sector. read more

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Over 400 Irish troops celebrate St Patricks Day overseas this weekend

first_imgA TOTAL OF 436 Irish soldiers are celebrating St Patrick’s Day in 15 different countries on 12 different peace missions across the world this weekend.Members of the Irish Defence Forces are stationed in, among other countries, Congo, Afghanistan, Kosovo and south Lebanon and have already been partaking in various events to mark St Patrick’s Day this weekend.In Kinshasha, Irish members of the UN’s stabilisation force in the Democratic Republic of Congo were presented with shamrock last Friday by the commander of the force, Lieutenant General Chander Prakash from India.The Irish contingent also hosted a night of traditional music for invited guests to mark the occasion and the senior Irish officer from Kilkenny, Commandant Noel Maher, is expected to lead a póc fada competition this weekend.In the Afghan capital Kabul, seven members of the Defence Forces serving with the NATO mission are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a remembrance ceremony and dinner.Shamrock will be blessed by the UK and UK military chaplains and a minute’s silence will be held to remember all Irishmen and women who have died in the past wars or on service with the UN.Wearing the shamrockIn Kosovo, the 12 members of the Defence Forces celebrated St Patrick’s Day on Friday with a shamrock parade. There was a traditional food and drinks reception hosted for senior Irish officer, Colonel Daniel Murphy, afterwards.The OSCE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated St Patrick’s Day in Sarajevo last week with a shamrock presentation for mission members followed by a function with special guest, Kieran Dowling, the Irish ambassador to the region.The majority of Irish troops serving abroad are stationed in Camp Shamrock in south Lebanon where troops celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a special mass and a blessing of shamrock by the chaplain to the 107 IRISHFINN battalion.Members of the 107 IRISHFINN also participated in a fun run in aid of the St Vincent de Paul before a special lunch of Irish stew was eaten. Troops from the 107 infantry battalion are drawn mainly from the west and north west of Ireland.“Irish Military Personnel serving overseas for St Patrick’s Day will proudly wear shamrock this weekend across the globe with their minds firmly set on home,” the Defence Forces said in a statement.Lieutenant General Sean Mc Cann said: “As Chief of Staff, I have seen at first hand the commitment, sacrifice and professionalism of you, our men and women deployed overseas.“Your work in the cause of peace, far from home, remains a tangible manifestation of our shared values of patriotism, integrity and dedication to service on our National Day. Go n’eirí an t-ádh libh ar Lá Fhéile Phadráig.”Read: 8 people you will definitely see if you go to the parade on SundayMore: Here’s why everyone should stop calling it ‘St Patty’s Day’last_img read more

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Une recette de boisson au chocolat datant du XVIIe siècle

first_imgUne recette de boisson au chocolat datant du XVIIe siècleUne historienne britannique a retrouvé dans le journal du premier Comte de Sandwich datant de 1668 les premières recettes en anglais de boissons à base de chocolat.Arrivé en Europe à la fin du XVIe siècle, le chocolat s’est d’abord répandu dans la haute société avant de se démocratiser au XIXe. A l’époque, il était alors avant tout consommé en boisson, chaude ou froide. Pour preuve : les recettes qui viennent d’être découvertes ! Dans un article paru dans le Journal of Social History, Kate Loveman de l’université de Leicester, a en effet mis au jour des recettes de boissons chocolatées écrites en anglais et remontant au XVIIe siècle. Elles ont été collectées par le premier Comte de Sandwich, ancêtre du célèbre John Montagu.Arrivée en EuropeL’histoire du chocolat commence en 1528, quand le navigateur Espagnol Hernan Cortés rapporte dans ses bateaux des produits ramenés d’Amérique du Sud : tomates, haricots blancs, pommes de terre, maïs, tabac, et graines de cacao. Consommé en boisson, le chocolat devient un mets très apprécié de la famille royale et de la haute noblesse. Exporté d’abord aux Pays-Bas (alors province espagnole), il se répand petit à petit en Europe pendant le XVIIe siècle, dont l’Angleterre à partir de 1640.Sa nature exotique l’a rendu très populaire, et certains lui attribuaient même des vertus médicinales et aphrodisiaques. D’autres médecins en revanche avançaient des risques d’insomnies, d’excès de mucus, voire même d’hémorroïdes. “Les personnes s’inquiétaient que le chocolat soit ‘malsain’ et puisse endommager l’estomac, le coeur et les poumons”, raconte Kate Loveman. Du chocolat glacéAmbassadeur en Espagne dans les années 1660, le Comte de Sandwich Edward Montagu, premier du nom, a consigné dans son journal plusieurs recettes de préparation du chocolat, en étant devenu lui-même un grand adepte alors qu’il fréquentait la cour du roi d’Espagne. Il inventa même sa propre recette, qui consistait à mélanger le chocolat avec de la glace et du sel.”Ce n’est pas une glace au chocolat, mais plutôt une version très solide et très noire des boissons glacées que l’on peut trouver dans les cafés d’aujourd’hui” explique le Dr. Loveman. Mais “congeler de la nourriture demandait une technologie de pointe dans l’Angleterre du XVIIe siècle, c’était un signe de grand luxe”.Ayant sans doute eu vent des possibles méfaits du chocolat glacé, le Comte de Sandwich avait semble t-il sa propre parade si l’on en croit ses écrits : boire du chocolat chaud un quart d’heure après avoir bu le froid !Le journal du Comte contient plusieurs autres recettes, dont celle préférée du roi d’Angleterre Charles II, un chocolat parfumé aux épices, très onéreux.Jusqu’à la démocratisationCe n’est qu’à partir de 1690 que le chocolat a commencé à se vendre dans des “maisons du chocolat” en Angleterre, mais il était encore réservé à une élite fortunée. Et c’est seulement au XIXe siècle qu’il est devenu un produit plus accessible, grâce aux chocolatiers suisses et hollandais.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Aujourd’hui, la consommation mondiale s’élève à près de 3 millions de tonnes par an, pour un chiffre d’affaires de 3 à 4 milliards d’euros annuel. Et les scientifiques affirment que s’il est consommé avec modération dans ses formes les plus concentrées en cacao, il présente en effet des bienfaits pour la santé, comme la diminution des risques de maladies cardio-vasculaires et des vertus anticoagulantes.(crédits photo : Kate Loveman / Journal of Social History) Le 7 septembre 2013 à 18:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Schools wary of new state budget

first_imgA week-and-a-half after the state Legislature adopted a budget with the goal of fully funding education, there remains ambiguity about what the decision will mean for taxpayers.Initial analysis of the state budget indicates some districts — including all Clark County districts — could see property tax increases from current policy. But lawmakers say those numbers are inflated, and some taxpayers could even see a decrease.The Department of Revenue is slated to release additional analysis of how the budget deal will affect property taxes this week, Superintendent of Public Instruction spokesman Nathan Olson said Tuesday.The budget deal, which narrowly prevented a state shutdown when it became law on June 30, puts an additional $5.6 billion into schools statewide over the next four years. In 2012, under the McCleary decision, the state Supreme Court ruled the state was failing its constitutional duty to fully fund kindergarten through 12th grade education.The funding increase will be paid for with new revenue from a so-called levy swap — an increase in the state schools levy to $2.70 per thousand in assessed property value, 72 cents more than Clark County tax payers paid this year, while local levy rates are lowered and capped at $1.50 per thousand.last_img read more

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Poway Unified School District votes to install security cameras on campuses

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Poway Unified School District is moving forward with upgrading and installing security cameras at its campuses.Board members made the decision at a special meeting last night.The Board awarded a contract to “Standard Electronics” for the upgrade and installation of security cameras at multiple District sites. In phase 1, District staff will work with Standard Electronics to upgrade/install and maintain existing security video systems at multiple District sites:AbraxaDel NorteMt. CarmelPoway HighRancho BernardoWestviewBernardo HeightsBlack MountainMeadowbrookTwin PeaksDesign39 CampusDistrict OfficeThe work will occur over the summer and be completed before the new school year begins.Security camera Phase 1 will cost $482,016 from Fund 17, a special reserve fund.Meanwhile the security facilities assessment of all District sites currently being done by Guidepost Solutions should be complete next week.Other plans that are part of next year’s proposed budget include adding more counselors, psychologists and hiring a campus supervisor at each middle school.If parents want to get involved in what the district is planning to do, they’re encouraged to apply to be on a safety committee.For more information: www.powayusd.com Poway Unified School District votes to install security cameras on campuses Posted: June 6, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, Updated: 1:57 PMcenter_img Elizabeth Alvarez June 6, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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And Two If By Sea Documentary film premieres at San Diego Theatre

first_img Posted: April 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new documentary film told through CJ & Damien Hobgoods career.They said it a tale of sibling rivalry and struggle for identity. “Sure there are serious issues in it, but its built to be fun and not take its self too seriously,” said Damien Hobgood.For more information click here. And Two If By Sea Documentary film premieres at San Diego Theatre Box April 18, 2019center_img Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 12:50 PMlast_img read more

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Missing girl from Hollywood found say police

first_imgFOUND: Thank you for sharing. Gabrielle has been found and has been returned home to her family. 🙏 https://t.co/Nx155SH4l0— HollywoodFL Police (@HollywoodFLPD) June 23, 2019Police tweeted out a photo of the teen, but she has now been found.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have reported that a 13-year-old girl who went missing in a Hollywood neighborhood has been found.According to Hollywood Police, Gabrielle Mogene was last seen along the 2500 block of Plunkett Street, at around 6 p.m., Saturday.last_img read more

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Schiits new audiophile amplifier is a slam dunk winner

first_imgThe Schiit Ragnarok 2 amplifier. Lee Shelly You know about Schiit? The California-based company has been making stellar, mostly very affordable electronics since 2010, and I’ve reviewed a bunch of them. The newest Schiit shipment came in a plain brown shipping carton, but its insides were anything but ordinary: The Schiit Ragnarok 2 stereo integrated amplifier looks, feels and sounds like no other amp. That is, except the original Ragnarok, which was the Audiophiliac Component of the Year in 2015.The new amp delivers 60 watts per channel into 8 ohm speakers, and 100 watts per channel for 4 ohm speakers, same as before. Meanwhile, the Ragnarok 2’s ultra high power headphone amp delivers up to 24 watts for 32 ohm headphones, but can also safely work with high sensitivity in-ear headphones that play happily with just tiny fractions of a watt.The new one looks a little different. Its all-metal chassis design is spiffed up with ventilation holes on the lower front panel, and a set of exposed, finned heat sinks along the sides. The amp’s front panel controls make more ergonomic sense than before, and from left to right are input selector, headphone/speaker output selector, gain (high, medium or low), and a big volume control knob. To the right of the knob there are standard 6.3mm and balanced XLR headphone output jacks. The Ragnarok 2 now has optional digital converter and phono preamp modules. It’s $1,499 for the base version, and $1,799 with the phono input and USB multibit high resolution digital converter modules. (In the UK it’s £1,400 or £1,700.)ragnarok-2-rr-1920The Schiit Ragnarok 2 rear panel. Lee Shelly The base model Ragnarok 2 sports five pairs of stereo analog inputs (two XLR and three RCA). The fully loaded Ragnarok 2 has two pairs of XLR inputs, along with two RCA inputs (one moving-magnet phono input, one line level) and one USB digital input. Both versions of the amp have stereo RCA and XLR preamp outputs that can be hooked up to a subwoofer or separate amplifier (more on that later). Ragnarok 2 measures 16 by 13 by 3.8 inches (406 by 305 by 95mm), and weighs 32 pounds (14.5 kg). The original Ragnarok didn’t come with a remote control — the new one has a spiffy, small easy-to handle aluminum one that controls volume, input selection, gain level and mute.img-3055The Ragnarok 2’s easy-to-handle remote. Steve Guttenberg/CNET The amp feels like a precision instrument. The volume control, for example, is rather special. It’s a 128-stepped attenuator that makes little clicks from within the Ragnarok 2 chassis when you change the volume — with the knob or the remote. The chassis ran warm to the touch, so don’t even think of stuffing the Ragnarok 2 inside a closed cabinet. The Ragnarok 2 is made in the US, with mostly US-made parts. Schiit’s five-year warranty is considerably longer than what you get with most mass-market electronics. Listening to Schiit I first auditioned the Ragnarok 2 with a Schiit Yggdrasil 2 digital converter while alternating between two sets of speakers, KEF LS50 stand mount monitors and large Klipsch Forte III speakers. Afterwards I put the Yggdrasil aside when the amp served on desktop duty, where I used its built-in USB digital converter.yggy-main-1920aaEnlarge ImageThe Schiit Yggdrasil 2 (top), the Schiit Ragnarok 2 amp (bottom) Lee Shelly It’s been four years since I’ve heard the original Ragnarok, and while I liked the sound I don’t recall thinking it was all that transparent. With the Ragnarok 2 it was just the opposite, and that’s what first grabbed and held my attention. The sound was very clear, quite detailed and open.The Ragnarok 2 was a truthful messenger. Music sounded real, immediate and alive. I loved it for that. It’s not going to sweeten the sound of harsh recordings, but the great ones were revealed in all their glory. Too bad Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs album’s sound was brutally harsh, but that’s not the fault of the Ragnarok 2, it’s just a nasty sounding recording. Ah, but then Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions album played over Klipsch Forte III speakers was pure rock ‘n roll heaven. The sound was so alive, the rhythm section’s punch was gutsy and — a big surprise — the recording had a terrific sense of depth!The R.E.M. at the BBC live concert set sound varied from one show to the next, but even so the band’s energy and power were always vivid as hell. Played loud I was totally there, connecting to the music.I wished I had the Magnepan LRS panel speakers on hand for the Ragnarok 2 review. As I spent time with the amp I knew it would have been a fine match with those speakers. Same for the Wharfedale Lintons I had at home in June — the Ragnarok 2 would likely click with them too. To test out using the Ragnarok 2 as a preamp, I hooked up the Schiit Aegir power amp, and at first I couldn’t get any sound out of the Aegir. I checked and rechecked the connections. They were correct. The owner’s manual was no help, so I just fiddled about trying things, and when I switched off the Ragnarok 2’s speaker output and turned on the headphone output, the Aegir started playing! So in other words you need to turn on the headphone output to use the Ragnarok 2 as a preamp! That’s very strange, but easy to do once you know how to do it. Teamed with the Aegir the sound was even more see-through, and the soundstage took on a more three-dimensional quality. The ‘2 was no slouch on its own, but the Aegir conjured more space and depth between instruments, and individual voices in choral recordings were easier to hear with the Ragnarok 2/Aegir combination.I also tried the ‘2 with a 250 watt-per-channel Mytek Brooklyn Amp ($2,500), and the sound developed a fleshier and richer tonal balance than the Ragnarok 2 hooked up directly to the speakers, or the Ragnarok 2/Aegir combination. Even though I’d guess most Ragnarok 2 owners will use it as an integrated amp and be very satisfied with the sound, it’s nice to know it can be upgraded in the future with the addition of a separate power amp.The Ragnarok 2 is also one heck of a headphone amp. It drove massively insensitive headphones like the Hifiman Susvara with a remarkable sense of ease, and the sound was absolutely superb. I’m not sure why, but a lot of home headphone amps aren’t good matches with in-ear ‘phones, but the Ragnarok 2 really clicked with the FiiO FH5s: The sound was bigger, deeper, and a lot more powerful, even while listening at moderate volume levels. When music wasn’t playing I could detect a small amount of background amplifier hiss, but that was only apparent with in-ear headphones. Full-size headphones aren’t as sensitive, so I didn’t hear any hiss playing them on the Ragnarok 2. To sum up, the Schiit Ragnarok 2’s versatility is unmatched for the money. Its sound with speakers and high-end headphones is extraordinary. Build quality and the warranty are top notch. The Ragnarok 2 is one heck of an amp. Test your music system with these great rock tracks Comments Share your voice Tags The Audiophiliac 8 22 Photos Audio Home Entertainmentlast_img read more

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A Tribe Called Red to come to Alaska for first concert

first_imgTickets went on sale Tuesday for a benefit show the group is performing in Anchorage on July 13th at Williwaw, a downtown restaurant and venue.A Tribe Called Red has won global acclaim for combining electronic and dance-hall music with First Nations elements and themes. According to their website, the group’s Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa, “showcase native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party.” The pioneering Canadian music group A Tribe Called Red is coming to Alaska for the first time ever.Originally formed in Ottowa, Canada in 2010, A Tribe Called Red have garnered international acclaim. Photo courtesy of Falling Tree Photography. Plans for the concert have been in the works for several months, according to Emily Tyrrell with the First Alaskans Institute, one of the sponsoring organizations along with the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation. Proceeds for the event after cost will go back to the sponsors. The event is receiving corporate and business donations, as well, according to Tyrrell.Alaska’s Pamyua is opening the concert.last_img read more

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MP V Lakshmikantha Rao commends soldiers sacrifices

first_imgKarimnagar: Rajya Sabha Member Captain V Lakshmikantha Rao and his son and Husnabad MLA V Satish Kumar visited Indian Military Academy in Dehradun on Monday. Military Academy higher dignitaries greeted them greatly. The Captain said the visit to the Military Academy made him very happy and its role in the defence of the country is unforgettable. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us On this occasion, Captain Lakshmikantha Rao recalled the days he served in the army and became emotional. He also shared his experiences with the authorities and said he was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work in the military. In the end, he also said the service, hard work, and bravery of the soldiers in protecting the country are commended for their irreparable sacrifice.last_img read more

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