People are kind of fed up Tatiana Maslany explains why feminist voices

first_imgIf you ask Tatiana Maslany why feminist voices seem to be taking flight more now than before, her answer is pretty simple.“People are kind of fed up with the way things have been,” she says.The star of the clone thriller series Orphan Black has garnered critical acclaim for her multiple roles on the show including a nomination for lead actress in a drama series (for the second year in a row) at this Sunday’s Emmy awards. She’s also joining a number of high-powered actresses speaking out about sexism, body image and inequality in the entertainment industry. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement “It’s something I’ve discovered through experience,” Regina-born Maslany told CBC’s chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge during an in-depth interview that will air next month. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Aphria raising 225 million for expansions facilities possible acquisitions

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. – Aphria Inc. says it’s raising $225 million to pay for new and expanded cannabis facilities in Canada, as well as potential global expansion and acquisitions.The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer says some of the funds will go towards a new $55 million extraction facility that will use a variety of methods to produce concentrated cannabis products like oils.The company says the modern facility, which will be able to process more than 200 tonnes of cannabis annually, will help it prepare for what’s expected to be a significant product category.Aphria says it also plans to spend an additional $20 million at its Aphria Diamond facility to increase capacity by 20 tonnes annually and allow for alternative growing techniques, and $10 million to add 10 tonnes of capacity to its Aphria One operation.The company says it will raise the money through the sale of 19 million shares at $11.85 each. The financing is being led by Clarus Securities Inc.Aphria’s share price closed up 63 cents or 5.18 per cent at $12.79 after announcing the facilities expansions. The financing was announced after market close.Companies in this story: (TSX:APH)last_img read more

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Welcome centre to open at mansion after longrunning battle

first_imgNEWPORT, R.I. – The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Rhode Island is opening a welcome centre that has drawn strenuous opposition from neighbours, preservationists and many descendants of the Vanderbilt family.The Preservation Society of Newport County is cutting the ribbon Thursday on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark in Newport. Railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II built the opulent 70-room mansion overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the late 1800s.The preservation society is expecting about 500 people and Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo at the event. Raimondo said she’s thrilled to have a new, exciting way to welcome tourists to the incredible mansions and to Rhode Island.The society has said for years that visitors deserve world-class hospitality at The Breakers, which is perhaps the grandest of Newport’s summer homes.But opponents said they wanted the welcome centre to be built across the street or elsewhere, so it wouldn’t “permanently mar” the historic character of the landscape. The neighbourhood association lost a lawsuit opposing the plan in 2015. The Rhode Island Supreme Court declined to intervene in an attempt to block zoning approval last year. A groundbreaking soon followed.Preservationist Ronald Lee Fleming, who lives near The Breakers, said he’s still concerned about the visual impact. Paul Szapary, a descendent of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, drove by the grounds recently. He said the centre is larger and more intrusive than he feared.“They really are supposed to present these houses and properties as near as possible to the way they would’ve been when families were actually living there,” Szapary said Wednesday. “Putting a modern structure like this right on the grounds goes very much against that mission.”The preservation society says the welcome centre, a $5.4 million project, will provide modern bathroom and ticketing facilities and a place to get refreshments. About 450,000 people visit The Breakers annually.The one-story centre is about 3,750 square feet. It’s set within a cypress and beech grove to help screen it from The Breakers. The architecture was inspired by pavilions and conservatories from the Gilded Age.last_img read more

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Trump delays decision on lawsuits over Cuba confiscations

HAVANA — The Trump administration says it is delaying for two weeks any decision on whether to allow lawsuits against companies that profit from U.S.-linked properties confiscated after the island’s 1959 socialist revolution.The State Department said Wednesday that Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will keep suspending Title III of the Helms-Burton Act through May 1. Title III allows lawsuits against companies that make use of properties that belonged to U.S. citizens or companies or Cubans who later became Americans.But every president has suspended the law since it was passed in 1996, due to objections from European allies and fears of chaotic litigation that would make future negotiations over compensation from Cuba impossible.Last month, Trump allowed such lawsuits, but only against Cuban state companies, a largely symbolic measure.The Associated Press read more

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Fed survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says the economy was expanding at a “slight-to-moderate pace” in March and early April, with some regions seeing signs of strengthening after a winter slowdown.In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says that the reports on manufacturing were favourable, although some business contracts noted uncertainty caused by tensions over President Donald Trump’s get-tough trade policies.The Fed report, known as the beige book, says that tariffs imposed on imports, higher shipping costs and rising wages had all contributed to some increase in input costs.The beige book findings will form the basis for discussion when central bank officials meet on April 30-May 1 to discuss interest rates. The wide expectation is that the Fed will keep its policy rate unchanged.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press read more

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Number of Indian fishing boats entering Sri Lanka sees drop

Amaraweera told Parliament tough measures have been taken by Sri Lanka to stop poaching by Indians in Sri Lankan waters. He said that India and Sri Lanka have had several rounds of talks to resolve the fishing issue and the matter is being given top priority by Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The number of Indian fishing boats entering Sri Lankan waters illegally has seen a drop, Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.He said that India has taken the issue of Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters seriously. The Minister noted that as part of the tough measures, Indian fishing boats seized by the Navy in recent times had not been released.

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Amber Alert issued for 4yearold girl from Vancouver

Vancouver police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 4-year-old girl.Delilah Felton was last seen wearing a colourful rain jacket, mostly red with flowers on it, a black shirt with writing on the front and black leggings with grey stripes.She is described as white, 4′, 40lbs, with red hair and blue eyes.Police say she is believed to be with her mother, 46-year-old Angela Hanley.Hanley is described as white, 5’6″, 139 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.She was last seen wearing a light brown corduroy jacket with a fur lined hood, dark jeans and calf height rain boots.

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Dismayed by kidnappings in Iraq Annan calls for release of all those

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan said he was “extremely concerned” about the fate of all Iraqi and foreign civilians who have been kidnapped, including the group of four foreign hostages whose lives are being threatened.Meanwhile, just a week before Iraqis go to the polls to choose a permanent assembly and a new government, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative in Iraq, Ashraf Qazi, met with the war-torn country’s top Shiite Muslim cleric to discuss the world body’s role.Mr. Qazi briefed Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the holy city of Najaf on the UN Mission’s work towards facilitating the 15 December elections through its technical advice to the Independent Electoral Commission (IECI).They also discussed the Mission’s role in the national reconciliation conference that is to take place early next year.They agreed on the need for the vote to be free from violence and intimidation, to be inclusive, transparent and fair, as well as on the need to focus on confidence-building measures that can pave the way towards national reconciliation among all Iraqis. read more

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Ban offers condolences UN assistance as hurricanes pummel Mexico

Some 1.2 million people have been affected by the hurricanes since 17 September. Mexican authorities also report that 97 people have been killed.“The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the Mexican Government and people, particularly the families of those who have been killed,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “He extends his solidarity to all those affected in this disaster.” The UN stands ready to lend its assistance to efforts to respond to humanitarian needs resulting from the disaster and to mobilize any international support needed, he added.A state of emergency has been declared in hundreds of municipalities along the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Coast, as further severe storms are expected.

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Stormy skies loom over turbulent bus and coach sector

•          Big buses fall 26% in August and 52% over three months to August.•          Big coaches up 100% in August and down just 0.8% over three months to August. •          Since March minibuses (3.5 to 5t gvw) buck the general downward trend. “Economic conditions remain challenging and are impacting particularly heavily on demand for big buses,” said Paul Everitt, the SMMT’s chief executive. “While the scale, scope and timing of cuts in public investment is not yet clear, it is expected to depress demand significantly. Growth in coach registrations is erratic, but volumes have stabilised albeit at a very low level. The 3.5 to 5 tonne minibus sector has given an oasis of growth, rising 22% over the year to date.” Longer lead times between orders, sales and registrations in the bus and coach sector meant that the tough economic climate gripped it later and recovery is likely to be slow. With caution on spending by consumers and business expected in 2011, the outlook for home demand will be weak. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Goodman students win record 32 medals at international competition

Josiah Dueck had been preparing for years for the moment his name was announced as a first place winner at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C.The fourth-year Goodman School of Business student from Fonthill won first place for his business case analysis and presentation.DECA is an international organization that prepares students at both the high school and university levels for leadership through competitive events and professional development activities.After competing at DECA’s provincial competition in January along with 55 of his colleagues, he was chosen to represent the Goodman School internationally, an opportunity reserved for a select number of Goodman students each year.The international competition sees approximately 1,000 business students from all over the U.S. and Canada competing in several academic areas including business management and administration, entrepreneurship, finance and accounting, hospitality and tourism and marketing and communications.The competition tests students’ business acumen by requiring them to read and analyze a short case or business problem and come up with a recommendation and implementation plan, all within 30 minutes. Students assume the role of a manager or company executive and present to a judge for 15 minutes and write an exam that tests their academic knowledge of their chosen category.Although Dueck had competed in other case competitions, this was his first time competing on an international stage.“This year I really wanted to get as much out of my educational year as I could and DECA was a big part of that,” he said. “It was an amazing experience and I’m really happy I chose to do DECA and experience what it was like to put Goodman’s skills to the test on an international stage.”Dueck said he owes his DECA success to his business courses, the intensive training sessions he participated in throughout the year and his experience in the hospitality industry. Dueck worked for four years as a manager at his parents’ restaurant, Conversations Café in Beamsville.He said the competition experience help develop important skills.“Competitions take classroom learning to another level and develops relevant, transferable skills we will need in the workplace,” he said.Together, Goodman students won a total of 32 medals and one plaque, which is a record number of awards for the Goodman student association.“The time pressure and highly competitive nature of DECA ICDC means it is necessary for students to think on their feet to make sound business decisions and deliver a polished, engaging presentation,” said Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes.“Their success and awards demonstrate that they are very prepared to compete with their peers on an international level and we are proud of their accomplishments.”The following students were finalists in the preliminary round:Riya Barot and Vishrut Shah: Business Ethics (top presentation)Simran Arora and Ishan Patel: Business to Business Marketing (top presentation)Kido Okeleke and Mile Peles: Sports and Entertainment Marketing (top presentation)Eric Shelton: Banking and Financial Services (top presentation)Smiley Bhayee: Fashion and Merchandising MarketingMajid El-Assi: Fashion and Merchandising Marketing (top written exam)Charnjot Brar: Human Resources Management (top written exam)Brennan Froud: Marketing Management (top written exam, top presentation)Josiah Dueck: Restaurant and Food Management (top written exam, top presentation)Jayna Sutaria: Travel and Tourism Marketing Management (top written exam, top presentation)The following students were top overall finalists in the final round:Vishrut Shah and Riya Barot: Business EthicsIshan Patel and Simran Arora: Business to Business MarketingMile Peles and Kido Okeleke: Sports and Entertainment MarketingEric Shelton: Banking and Financial servicesSmiley Bhayee: Fashion and Merchandising marketingCharnjot Brar: Human Resources managementJosiah Dueck: Restaurant and Food Management (first place overall)Jayna Sutaria: Travel and Tourism Marketing Management read more

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Rail passengers injured as miniature steam train derails after crashing into tractor

first_imgHe leapt about four to five feet out of the train and was then helping people from the first carriage which was leaning on to the groundwitness Sandra Leverick The railway runs over 13 miles along the south Kent coast 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. A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters were called to reports of a collision between a steam train and a farm tractor on Hythe Road, Dymchurch, which had caused the locomotive and first carriage to be derailed. “Crews set about making the scene safe, including securing the locomotive’s boiler, which was thought to be at risk of exploding. The remaining 12 carriages were unaffected. ” Five people, including the train driver, were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries. “The rest of the approximately 50 passengers were checked over as a precaution, but there were no further reported injuries. Kent Police arranged road closures and transport for the stranded passengers.” The train crashed on Hythe Road in Dymchurch, KentIn 2003, a train driver on the light railway was killed when a steam locomotive and a car crashed on a crossing near Dymchurch. The train had derailed after it struck the vehicle. Two years later, another train driver – 43-year-old Suzanne Martin – was killed when the locomotive hit a car on a crossing near Dungeness. center_img The engine and the first compartment of the train derailed in the incident on the south Kent coast at about 2.30pm.”I could hear the whistle going and that is quite unusual so I walked into my garden to see what was going on,” witness Sandra Leverick told local news website KentOnline.”There is an unmanned crossing which I have seen the tractor using regularly, but the tractor wasn’t moving and the train was coming.”They carried on blowing the whistle and then suddenly the front engine part of the train was off the tracks.”The driver was amazing. I know they are all volunteers and he leapt about four to five feet out of the train and was then helping people from the first carriage which was leaning on to the ground.”An estimated 150,000 tourists use the railway each year and in winter it provides school transport for children travelling between Hythe and New Romney. The narrow gauge service opened in 1927 as “the world’s smallest public railway”. It runs over 13 miles along the coast and trains have a maximum speed of about 20mph. The railway runs over 13 miles along the south Kent coast Credit:Alamy A holiday steam train carrying around 50 passengers has derailed after crashing into a tractor on an unmanned level crossing.Several people were injured when the miniature locomotive collided with the stationary vehicle on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.One witness said she saw the driver “leap from the train” and take passengers to safety after one of the carriages collapsed on its side.Paramedics treated five people – including the driver – at the scene for minor injuries as fire crews worked to secure the locomotive’s boiler, which was feared to be at risk of exploding. The other passengers were checked over as a precaution.last_img read more

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Patients waiting for hip operations suffering pain worse than death

Patients waiting for hip replacements are suffering pain “worse than death”, a study by Edinburgh University suggests. The research recorded the health states of more than 2,000 people on waiting lists and found 19 per cent were in extreme pain or discomfort.The level is so poor it is defined by experts as “worse than death” – more painful than chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart failure or lung diseases.Scientists who used the internationally approved EQ-5D measurement said the findings disprove perceptions that hip and knee arthritis only causes mild discomfort.Earlier this year research found that four in 10 clinical commissioning groups in England are rationing hip and knee operations.In some areas, patients are only allowed NHS operations if they are in so much pain they cannot sleep or carry out daily tasks.The Royal College of Surgeons has described the restrictions are “alarming” and “arbitrary”.The EQ-5D measures a patient’s ability to perform routine activities and look after themselves, as well as their levels of mobility, discomfort and anxiety.Scores improved dramatically following joint replacement, experts said.Chloe Scott, senior clinical lecturer at Edinburgh University, said: “Patients with the most extreme EQ-5D scores should be a priority for healthcare delivery.”Indeed, given the overall high levels of pain and disability described by all patients awaiting joint replacement compared with most other illnesses, access to appropriate treatment should be free and available to all at the time of need not limited by cost or bed availability.” 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. read more

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Risk that high unemployment will become structural in Ireland

first_imgTHE OECD HAS told the Irish government that its priority should be getting people back to work.In its latest economic forecast, the body said there is a risk that high unemployment could become structural.“In particular, workers previously employed in the construction sector should be encouraged to acquire the skills and competencies demanded by jobcreating sectors,” it added.Despite the warning, the OECD remained mostly upbeat about post-crisis Ireland. The country is emerging successfully from the adjustment programme and economic activity is “showing signs of revival”, according to the forecast summary.“Growth will continue to be led by exports, with private consumption making a rising contribution. Business investment is also projected to expand, reflecting Ireland’s attractiveness for foreign direct investment.”The OECD recommended sticking with fiscal targets to bring the public debt onto a declining pathway. If growth disappoints, there should be a ‘Plan B’ in place which would see automatic stabilisers working around the structural consolidation path.More work also needs to be done to restore the banking system to health and repair the credit channel, it continued.Predictions made in the latest report dropped forecasts of GDP growth to just 0.1 per cent. It also said that the country may miss its target of cutting the deficit to 3 per cent of GDP in 2015.Growth next year could be 1.9 per cent and by the following year, it will reach 2.2 per cent.Meanwhile, a conference has heard that people will look back at this government and believe it was “very successful”. Speaking to the Social Justice Ireland event, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure said spend on health, social protection and entertainment had been protected.OECD approves of Irish tax rate, but change is coming says Noonanlast_img read more

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Mail apologises to George Clooney over article about his fiancée

first_img Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Source: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP PhotoOriginally published 9.45amRead: How Twitter backlash against a controversial news story sparked a surge of charity donations > Read: Extreme Daily Mail burn spotted on a train to London > Clooney wrote that he accepted the inconvenience caused by the media to his private life from time to time but said this story had been picked up by hundreds of other outlets, including Boston.com and New York Daily News.“The Daily Mail, more than any other organisation that calls itself news, has proved time and time again that facts make no difference in the articles they make up,” Clooney wrote in a hard-hitting paragraph.“And when they put my family and my friend in harm’s way ,they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence”.“They must be so very proud”.In a statement, MailOnline apologised to Clooney, Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria.“The MailOnline story was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist,” the statement says.She based her story on conversations with a long standing contact who has strong connections with senior members of the Lebanese community in the UK and the Druze in Beirut. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling newspapers should be criminal. However, we accept Mr Clooney’s assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologise to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria, for any distress caused. We only became aware of Mr Clooney’s concerns this morning and have launched a full investigation. We have removed the article from our website and will be contacting Mr Clooney’s representatives to discuss giving him the opportunity to set the record straight. Updated 2.33pmTHE DAILY MAIL has removed an article from its website after actor George Clooney strongly criticised it for running a “completely fabricated story” about his fiancée, saying it put his family at risk.In an open letter in USA Today, the actor said that a Daily Mail story earlier this week incorrectly reported that Amal Alamuddin’s mother opposed their forthcoming marriage on religious grounds.The article cited an anonymous friend of the family for the report, which said that Alamuddin’s mother had “been telling half of Beirut” that she was not happy about her daughter getting married to Clooney because he is not a member of the Druze religious group.The MailOnline said that the story was supplied “in good faith” by a trusted freelancer, and have launched an investigation.Clooney said that he “seldom respond[s] to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being” but that “none of the story is factually true”.“Amal’s mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage – but none of that is the issue,” Clooney wrote.This lie involves larger issues. The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately danger.last_img read more

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10 young players who caught the eye in the 2017 National Hurling

first_img Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 8:00 AM By Jackie Cahill Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share206 Tweet Email2 Source: The42.ie/YouTubeTHE DUST HAS settled and the Allianz Hurling League silverware has been handed out.Across the divisions, promotion and relegation issues have also been decided and thoughts are turning to championship, with the Leinster round-robin series already underway. Spring is a time for experimentation and blooding new players, but who has emerged from the various counties to stake a claim for summer inclusion?Here, we look at 10 players, one from each of the counties included, who caught the eye during the 2017 National League campaign…**********************1. Luke Meade (Cork) Source: Conor Wyse/INPHOCork manager Kieran Kingston will believe that he got what he wanted out of the Allianz League campaign.After losing all five group games last year, the Rebels managed to win three out of five in 2017, while also unearthing some new players.The manager’s son, Shane, Mark Coleman and Luke Meade were just three of Cork’s young guns to impress.Newcestown’s Meade has carried the confidence of winning a Fitzgibbon Cup medal with Mary Immaculate College into his League performances.He was particularly good in the wins against Waterford and Tipperary, and will feature heavily in attack for the Leesiders during the summer.It might not have been seen by too many, but Meade scored one of the goals of the year in Mary I’s Fitzgibbon Cup win over NUI Galway in February. 2. Tomás Hamill (Tipperary) Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOWhen James Barry was ruled out of Tipperary’s clash with Clare in March, Tomás Hamill slotted in seamlessly.His display was so good that the Moyne-Templetuohy player earned the man-of-the-match award. Source: breakingthrough/YouTubeHamill’s already an All-Ireland minor and senior medallist and he’ll be hoping that this is the year for a definitive breakthrough in the blue and gold.But Hamill’s arguably more suited to a central position and with James Barry and Ronan Maher holding down the full and centre back positions, the 22-year-old may have to bide his time.3. Damien Reck (Wexford) Source: Ken Sutton/INPHOReck was a county minor last year and his progress under Davy Fitzgerald is remarkable when you consider that the Oylegate-Glenbrien player is a current Leaving Cert student at St Mary’s CBS in Enniscorthy.He’s the son of MJ Reck, who was a member of Wexford’s 1996 All-Ireland winning squad, and he’s a tight-marking defender with a bright future ahead of him.Reck may have struggled with the physicality of Steven O’Brien in Wexford’s League semi-final defeat but still at such a young age, there’s plenty of physical development still to come.But Reck already boasts some big game experience and with his club last year, he operated in the pivotal centre-back position as county intermediate glory was annexed.4. Stephen Bennett (Waterford) Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOBennett, a member of Waterford’s All-Ireland U21 winning squad last year, finally looks to have put his injury worries behind him.The Ballysaggart player, joined on the Déise senior panel by brother Shane, managed to get a full pre-season under his belt for the first year in four.Bennett’s undergone hip surgery on four occasions in the past and that’s stalled his progress at senior level.But the dangerous forward showed what he’s capable of in flashes during the League, and he scored two goals in a man-of-the-match display against Dublin at Croke Park.5. Richie Leahy (Kilkenny) Source: Ken Sutton/INPHOKilkenny could do with some new forward talent emerging to take the pressure off TJ Reid and Richie Hogan up front.St Kieran’s graduate Richie Leahy was a member of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland intermediate winning set-up last year, before earning a senior call from manager Brian Cody. Source: stkieranscollege/YouTubeLeahy’s a 2014 All-Ireland minor winner from Rower-Inistioge, and he starred for his club in last year’s county U21 final victory over Dicksboro. It will take some time for Leahy to make a consistent impact at the highest level but he served notice of his talent with a three-point haul against Cork at Nowlan Park in March.6. Paul Killeen (Galway) Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOPaul Killeen’s inclusion in the Galway starting line-up for last Sunday’s League final victory over Tipperary was a major show of faith in the  Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry player.A former minor and U21 captain, it seems like Killeen’s been around for a while but he’s still only 22.A versatile player, Killeen’s also played in attack for Davy Fitzgerald’s Limerick IT in the Fitzgibbon Cup, but is nailing down a defensive place for the county team.In and out of the side in recent seasons, it now appears that Killeen is finding the levels of consistency that he’s been striving for.7. David Dempsey (Limerick) Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHODavid Dempsey’s one of the many players who have progressed to the senior ranks after winning a Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 crown in 2015.Dempsey was also an All-Ireland senior club medallist with Na Piarsaigh in 2016 and he’s grabbed his chance to impress under his former U21 boss Kiely at senior level with Limerick this year.A good run of form has firmly established Dempsey under Kiely’s watch and he looks set for a senior championship debut against Clare in the Munster semi-final.Limerick may not have gained promotion from Division 1B of the Allianz League but Dempsey managed 1-1 against Cork in the quarter-final win.8. Donal Burke (Dublin) Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOIt was a League campaign that ended with relegation for Ger Cunningham’s Dublin – but Donal Burke was a major positive to emerge from the campaign.Cunningham was hamstrung by the absence of his Cuala stars but that gave the former Cork goalkeeper the chance to experiment.Burke signalled his intent with a 1-10 haul against UCD in the Walsh Cup in January and he carried that good form into the League.One of Dublin’s best days in the League was victory over Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn and Na Fianna clubman Burke scored 0-8 on that occasion. 9. Jason McCarthy (Clare) Source: Ken Sutton/INPHOFormer Clare minor Jason McCarthy once scored 11 points as a teenager in a county junior A hurling final to secure victory for his club Inagh-Kilnamona. A current member of the county’s U21 squad, McCarthy also made a decent impact in this year’s National League campaign for the Banner County seniors.Whenever called upon, McCarthy impressed and in the Division 1A relegation playoff victory over Dublin, he came off the bench to score two points. McCarthy will hope that his League cameos have proven good enough to nail down a championship start, when Clare tackle Limerick in June’s Munster semi-final.10. Ross King (Laois) Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOCurrent Laois captain Ross King turned his back on a promising soccer career to focus exclusively on hurling.The 23-year-old Rathdowney-Errill player was a highly-rated young striker who was once on trial at Aston Villa, while also impressing with Republic of Ireland underage emerging talent squads.King’s soccer career began with local club Clover United before he joined Evergreen in Kilkenny as a 15-year-old, playing with them until Leaving Cert and also starring on Kilkenny & District League selections.On a soccer scholarship at UCD, King won a Collingwood Cup in 2012 before opting for hurling, lining out in the 2015 and 2016 Fitzgibbon Cup campaigns.He was brilliant for Laois in their Division 1B relegation playoff victory over Kerry and he scored ten points as the O’Moore County kicked off their Leinster SHC round-robin campaign with victory over Westmeath. The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Apr 25th 2017, 8:00 AM 10 young players who caught the eye in the 2017 National Hurling League There’s plenty more to come from players who have enjoyed encouraging cameo moments during the Spring campaign. Analysis: How Galway’s defensive brilliance obliterated Tipperary’s league title dreams‘The seriousness of a two-match ban for any player, is horrendous to be honest’ Short URL Follow us: the42.ie 2 Comments http://the42.ie/3356218 25,599 Views last_img read more

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Arlene Foster says opposing marriage equality doesnt mean she cant value LGBT

first_img Share444 Tweet Email Short URL Friday 29 Jun 2018, 9:51 AM DUP LEADER ARLENE Foster has told the LGBT community in the North that she sees them as “fellow citizens”, but said her opposition to same-sex marriage was a “principled position”.Foster last night became the first DUP leader to attend an LGBT event as she spoke at a PinkNews event in Stormont.While the DUP has blocked marriage equality in the North, Foster said that didn’t mean she didn’t respect LGBT people.“I look at you as my neighbours and my fellow citizens.“I wanted to send a clear message from this event, that we are all someone’s child and we are all a valued part of this wonderful place we call home.“I wanted to use this platform to encourage meaningful engagement rather than megaphone diplomacy.”However, she said that her position on marriage wouldn’t change and she asked that it be respected.“I believe I can hold to my principled position, particularly in relation to the definition of marriage, whilst respecting the diversity across our society.“In Northern Ireland we have a very strong faith community. https://jrnl.ie/4098684 Image: PA Wire/PA Images 114 Comments Arlene Foster says opposing marriage equality doesn’t mean she can’t value LGBT people Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned. Foster at last night’s event. Foster at last night’s event. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Jun 29th 2018, 9:51 AM 15,635 Views Just because we disagree on marriage does not mean that I don’t value the LGBT community. It is not a zero sum game.“All I ask in return is that my, and our views, are also respected if not agreed with.Whilst we disagree, this does not prevent us from finding common values to keep Northern Ireland moving forward.”Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is still banned. It was legalised in England and Wales in July 2013, and Scotland in February 2014.The issue of marriage equality has been a central sticking point in the talks to restore power-sharing in Stormont, with Sinn Féin calling for it to be legalised and DUP strongly opposed.Speaking during his trip to Washington DC earlier in March, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said same-sex marriage should be allowed in Northern Ireland. By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Le Centre national du Cinéma investit dans la 3D

first_imgLe Centre national du Cinéma investit dans la 3DLa 3D est devenue un atout commercial majeur dans l’industrie du cinéma. C’est pourquoi le Centre national du Cinéma a décidé de créer un fonds spécialement dédié à cette technologie et d’investir cinq millions d’euros. “Avatar” a été le plus gros succès de l’année 2010 et a généré un record avec trois milliards de dollars de recette. “Megamind”, “Le Monde de Narnia” ou encore “Les chimpanzés de l’Espace” pourront le devenir. Pourquoi? Car avec leur technologie 3D, ils attirent ou promettent d’attirer les foules dans les salles de cinéma. Cela n’a pas échappé au Centre national du Cinéma qui a prévu un budget de 5 millions d’euros pour le développement de la 3D en 2011. Cette technologie sera-t-elle la nouvelle norme pour l’ensemble des productions du septième art ? Pourquoi pas : “L’explosion des recettes a montré que les gens sont prêts à payer plus cher pour voir un film en relief (2 à 3 euros de plus en moyenne). Ce qui provoque une vraie demande de la part des exploitants”, explique Gilles Gaillard, directeur général d’une société de post-production spécialisée dans les effets spéciaux. L’Expansion.com relève aussi qu’ en France, 23 films sont sortis en 3D cette année contre 16 en 2009, avec de réels succès. Le coût de la 3D est somme toute relatif. Il peut doubler le budget d’un petit film mais représente une faible part pour une grosse production. Le 20 décembre 2010 à 12:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Vers la fin de lInternet fixe illimité

first_imgVers la fin de l’Internet fixe illimité ?Un document de la Fédération française des Télécoms évoque la possibilité d’une réduction du débit pour les consommateurs ayant dépassé un certain seuil de consommation. Ces offres limitées pourraient concerner entre 5 et 10 % des internautes.Alors que des millions de foyers disposent aujourd’hui d’un accès au web et que le nombre d’utilisateurs se multiplient de plus en plus, l’Internet pourrait bien ne plus être aussi accessible qu’avant. C’est ce que laisse sous-entendre le document émanant de la Fédération française des Télécoms, qui regroupe notamment les principaux fournisseurs d’accès à internet, Orange, SFR et Bouygues Telecom. Rendu public par le site Owni, il évoque la possibilité d’instaurer une limitation de la bande passante, autrement dit de supprimer les offres d’Internet illimitées pour les internautes qui franchiraient un certain seuil de consommation. Une mesure créée, selon les FAI, dans le but de résoudre l’engorgement des réseaux. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Directeur général de cette fédération, Yves Le Moël explique dans une interview accordée au Figaro (lien non disponible) : “Il s’agit de très, très gros consommateurs, une frange de clients très particuliers que l’on retrouve dans tous les pays. Ils passent leur temps à télécharger des films, font de la vidéo en permanence, passent la journée sur Facebook avec de la vidéo, YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.”Selon les estimations de la Fédération, 5 à 10% des internautes utiliseraient en effet 80% de la bande passante et pourraient donc se voir poser une limitation de leur activité voire des tarifs différents. Toutefois, le directeur général a confié que “l’utilisateur ordinaire d’Internet n’avait aucune crainte à avoir”.Une décision qui crée la polémique Interrogé sur le sujet, Eric Besson, le ministre de l’Industrie, a rejeté une telle hypothèse, indiquant dans un communiqué cité par Le Monde : “Le gouvernement n’envisage aucune restriction de l’accès à Internet et travaille bien au contraire au développement du très haut débit fixe et mobile sur l’ensemble du territoire et pour l’ensemble des Français”. Quant à l’association UFC-Que Choisir, elle l’a qualifié de proposition “inacceptable”. “Les opérateurs cherchent à rançonner des deux côtés: d’abord les fournisseurs de contenus comme Google, puis les consommateurs. Les opérateurs se croient tout puissants”, juge Edouard Barreiro, en charge des questions numériques au sein de l’association. Si Yves le Moël a indiqué que rien n’était décidé pour l’instant sur ces offres limitées, il a toutefois précisé que les FAI étaient bien décidés à faire quelque chose pour ceux qui dépassent le plafond.  Le 22 août 2011 à 10:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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BAD PORTS MAKE YAHOO TRAVEL NEWS

first_img Related Items:cruise port, freeport, montego bay, nassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Dec 2014 – From the region; the report is that Freeport, Nassau and Montego Bay have the worst cruise ports in the Caribbean. Freeport was said to be ugly and un-fun; Nassau’s problem is the crime and the seemingly endless warnings and incidents to mar the reputation of the destination and Montego Bay & Ocho Rios are slammed for the run down look and bad options in watersports activities. Also making the cut in this Yahoo Travel report: Belize City, Somana and LaRomana in the Dominican Republic and Honduras. Recommended for you Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100last_img read more

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