Kesha SteveO And Shepard Fairey Named Honorary Board Members Of New Museum

first_imgAnimal lover and award-winning singer-songwriter Kesha, stunt performer Steve-O (Jackass, Wildboyz), and Shepard Fairey (artist, illustrator, founder OBEY clothing) have joined the Honorary Board of The Animal Museum.The three stars join a long list of other prestigious names such as Ellen DeGeneres (talk show host, comedian, actor, producer), Portia de Rossi (actress, model, philanthropist), Geezer Butler (musician, founder Black Sabbath), Jackson Galaxy (host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell), Lionel Richie (singer, songwriter), William McNamara (actor), Elaine Hendrix (actress, activist), Alison Eastwood (actress, film director), Alexandra Paul (ex-Baywatch actress, activist), L.A. City Council Member Paul Koretz and West Hollywood City Council Member John D’Amico.Kesha rocketed to fame after her album Animal debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2010. A long time animal rights and LGBT activist, she was also the recipient of “The Humane Societies Wyler Award” in 2013 for her contribution to ending cosmetics testing on animals and shark finning. As an artist, Shepard Fairey became a household name in 2008 with his iconic graphic of President Obama. Recently, Fairey has used his artistry to help animals who are up for adoption. Long time animal protection activist, Steve-O’s stunt against SeaWorld made headlines in 2015 when he climbed a construction crane in Los Angeles and lit fireworks to protest the marine park’s confinement of sea mammals.“We are incredibly honored to welcome Kesha, Steve-O, and Shepard to our wonderful Honorary Board who are supporting our efforts in opening the first museum dedicated to animal protection issues,” said Ellen Lavinthal, Founding Co-Chairperson, The Animal Museum. “We have no doubt that a museum of this caliber will attract visitors from around the globe and promote the credibility of the animal protection movement.”On Saturday, October 1st, The Animal Museum will début its brand new location in the Arts District of Downtown LA with a Preview Opening. It will feature the first rotating exhibition entitled “Crazy Cat Ladies: Celebrating Kitties and Their Champions.” Attendees will also get a sneak preview of the museum’s permanent exhibition, “Animal Protection: An American Movement.”The Animal Museum is the first of its kind. Its existence reflects the rapid change in our society with regard to how we treat all animals. The museum helps preserve and share the history and current concerns of the animal protection movement.The museum also offers a full roster of world-class curated rotating exhibits, in which visitors will be engaged, educated, and inspired by the unique content. Additionally, the museum houses a rare collection of one-of-a-kind artifacts assembled from around the world.For more information please visit: www.theanimalmuseum.com.last_img read more

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Ban Kimoon arrives holds talks with Prime Minister

On 2 September, the Secretary-General will travel to Jaffna, where he is expected to visit a resettlement site. The Secretary-General will travel to Galle on 1 September, where he will participate in an event involving youth under the theme ‘Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth’. During the visit, the Secretary-General will also meet with several Cabinet Ministers including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera; the Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya and Political Party Leaders; and civil society representatives.At the invitation of the Chairperson and Board of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), the Secretary-General will speak at an event in Colombo on 2 September on ‘Sustaining Peace – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals’, focusing in particular on Goal 16, namely, the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. (Colombo Gazette) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Sri Lanka today and had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.At the invitation of the Government, the Secretary-General accompanied by Mrs Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Sri Lanka today for a three-day visit, where he will meet with President Maithripala Sirisena and other members of the Government and of the Parliament. read more

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Can The Sharks Win The Stanley Cup With Historically Bad Goaltending

2017-18Capitals59.858.3 2018-19Sharks40.2%50.0% 2011-12Kings60.585.0 2008-09Penguins50.043.5 Despite losing on home ice on Monday, the San Jose Sharks are three wins away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for just the second time in franchise history. For a franchise that has been consistently disappointing in the NHL playoffs, a Stanley Cup would provide some much needed redemption. The Sharks lifting the Cup would also be strange by playoff hockey standards: Teams generally don’t succeed in hockey’s second season with subpar goaltending.There’s little doubt about San Jose’s offensive prowess — the Sharks have scored the second-most goals in the playoffs, and they tied for the second-most goals in the regular season — but deficiencies on the defensive side of the puck, and especially between the pipes, have been a recurring problem. The San Jose goaltending tandem of starter Martin Jones and backup Aaron Dell was abysmal during the regular season, leading the team to a dead-last ranking in save percentage (.889). To be fair, Jones has been better in the postseason, but he is by no means the playoffs’ hot goalie. His playoff save percentage is .905 — an improvement over his regular-season mark of .896 to be sure, but hardly the stuff of world-beaters.There is a certain mystique attached to the premise of the hot goalie in the NHL playoffs. Save percentage accounts for a higher proportion of a team’s success than any other factor, so it follows that quality postseason goaltending is compulsory if a team wants to win the Stanley Cup in June. The narrative — that these hot playoff goalies appear from the ether — is sexy, but the reality is that most of them build a solid-to-excellent body of work during the regular season and carry that solid-to-excellent form into the postseason.As such, it’s rare to see a team win the Stanley Cup after enduring a regular season of poor goalie play. Since the lockout, only the 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes and the 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks won the title with below-average goaltending during the regular season. Even then, Carolina goaltenders finished close to the middle of the pack in 2005-06 — but just six teams in 2009-10 got worse regular-season save-percentage performances from their goaltenders than the Hawks did.All this leaves the San Jose Sharks in something of a historical bind. Since the league began recording the stat in 1959-60, no Stanley Cup-winning team has finished last in regular-season save percentage — not even when the league consisted of only six teams. The Sharks are just the third team in the 14 seasons since the lockout to qualify for the playoffs after finishing in the save percentage basement. And not since 1992-93 — an era of the NHL during which it was somewhat unclear whether teams actually put goalies in front of the net — has the eventual Stanley Cup winner posted a worse regular-season save percentage than this season’s Sharks.But wait, it gets even worse! No team since the 2007-08 season, when this data was first collected, has won the Stanley Cup posting a regular-season quality start percentage1Quality start percentage was developed by Hockey Abstract’s Robert Vollman to determine whether a goalie gave his team a reasonable chance to win a game. A goalie must post a league-average save percentage or better to record a quality start. If a goalie faces 20 or fewer shots in a game, he can earn a quality start with a save percentage of .885. worse than 50 percent. Jones and Dell combined for a quality start percentage of just 40 percent. Is San Jose’s pitiful netminding a portent of impending heartbreak, or could the Sharks be the team that overcomes the odds? 2016-17Penguins51.264.0 2015-16Penguins61.062.5 SeasonTeamRegular Season QS%Playoffs QS% San Jose’s goaltending may not be Cup worthyHow the Sharks goaltending compares to previous Stanley Cup winners based on quality start percentage (QS%),* 2007-08 to 2017-18 2014-15Blackhawks68.360.9 2013-14Kings59.853.8 2010-11Bruins69.568.0 2012-13Blackhawks64.682.6 2009-10Blackhawks51.250.0 * Share of quality starts relative to total games started. A quality start is recorded when a goalie posts at least a league-average save percentage in a game. If a goalie faces 20 or fewer shots in a game, a save percentage of .885 or higher earns him a quality start.Source: Hockey-Reference.com 2007-08Red Wings56.159.1 That 2009-10 Blackhawks team might offer a decent blueprint for the Sharks. Chicago goalie Antti Niemi wasn’t that playoffs’ hot goalie, but he didn’t have to be — the Blackhawks simply scored more goals than any other team en route to their first Stanley Cup win in nearly half a century. As luck would have it, Jones is posting numbers that closely mimic those posted by Niemi in 2009-10. (Niemi posted a save percentage of .910 and a quality start percentage of 50 percent in 2009-10; Jones is currently posting a save percentage of .905 and a quality start percentage of 50 percent.) The only difference is that Niemi and partner Cristobal Huet were merely pretty awful during the regular season, and not historically awful like Jones and Dell.Perhaps the 2005-06 Edmonton Oilers are a better analog. They qualified for the playoffs in spite of some downright lousy regular-season goaltending by a quartet of journeymen and career backups, and they advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Final because one of those goalies got hot. Could the same be happening in San Jose?If Jones is able to hold on to his newfound mediocrity, the Sharks might have a puncher’s chance to upset six decades of history. Otherwise, the Sharks will remain what they’ve always been: minnows in apex predator’s clothes. read more

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Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health

first_imgMinister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months. HEALTH MINISTER SIMON Harris sought Cabinet approval yesterday to draft emergency legislation following a Court of Appeal ruling last month which said the detention of patients under renewal orders for six and 12 months is unconstitutional.In May 2017, the High Court ruled that the involuntary detention of a patient on a 12-month renewal order under the Mental Health Act 2001 was incompatible with the European Convention of Human Rights.This provision of detention is currently permissible under Section 15 of the Mental Health Act 2001.Under the law, there are two types of patients.A voluntary patient, who under the act means “a person receiving care and treatment in an approved centre who is not the subject of an admission order or a renewal order”.And an involuntary patient,who is defined as a person who has been “involuntarily admitted to an approved centre pursuant to an application under… and detained there on the grounds that he or she is suffering from a mental disorder”.Court of Appeal rulingIn May 2018, the Court of Appeal ruled that renewal orders allowing for the involuntary detention of patients for periods not exceeding six months and not exceeding 12 months were unconstitutional.It was ruled as unconstitutional because the patient has no effective means of challenging his or her continued detention before the order expires.The judge placed a stay on the judgement to allow for the Oireachtas and government to remedy the position and for operational changes to be put in place.Last month’s judgement now requires emergency legislation to amend the Mental Health Act 2001 to allow for the removal of the section which provides for patients to be involuntarily detained under renewal orders.Renewal ordersThe minister also seeks to make an amendment to the law to provide for renewal orders of a maximum duration not exceeding three months.The Mental Health Commission has advised government that it would be preferable that the emergency legislation be passed before the summer recess to allow time for the preparation and issue of replacement of renewal orders and associated Mental Health Tribunal hearings.A person who wishes to fight against their detention in a mental health hospital can appeal their case through a tribunal hearing which is operated by the Mental Health Commission.Mental Health Reform’s Ray Burke told TheJournal.ie in April that ambiguity over the definition of patients and their rights has been causing difficulties for years, and often results in court cases being taken.Burke and other mental health advocates have long been calling for the total overhaul of the Mental Health Act 2001.Health Minister Simon Harris said in a parliamentary reply on the issue that “work is ongoing on this comprehensive updating of our mental health legislation” stating that  the draft heads are expected to be significantly progressed by end of 2018.Fianna Fáil TD James Browne TD recently had his own Bill passed to make, what he dubbed, some small but important changes to the Mental Health Act.Browne’s Mental Health Act (Amendment) Bill 2017 seeks to tackle the issues relating to voluntary and involuntary patients. However, he said it should not be the job of the opposition to push for vital changes which the government should be leading on. Image: Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images 11,801 Views https://jrnl.ie/4067536 Share39 Tweet Email3 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Monkey Business Images Jun 13th 2018, 6:15 AM Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 6:15 AM By Christina Finn 6 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Minister sees cuts as part of recovery

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek government sees the adoption of 11.5 billion euros in spending cuts for the next two years as part of a strategy to get the country out of the crisis, Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras told Sunday’s Kathimeirni.“The good scenario… is for our partners to give us a positive review, for us to receive the next installment, to complete the recapitalization of banks, to achieve the extension of the fiscal adjustment period and economic recovery,” Staikouras said in an interview.Staikouras suggested that additional measures would probably not be needed for the time being but did not rule out further cuts next year. “If we implement the measures that have been agreed for 2012, we will meet the fiscal targets in the memorandum,” he said. “We believe that the measures [for 2013 and 2014] will be enough when they are combined with steps to reduce tax evasion and the recovery of the economy.”Staikouras confirmed that Greece would issue T-bills to make up for its lack of cash reserves. “The current situation is borderline and we expect this to continue through September, when the troika review will be completed,” he said.Greece has a 3.2-billion-euro bond, held by the European Central Bank, maturing on August 20. The ECB, which is not accepting Greek bonds as collateral for the time being, agreed on Thursday to allow Athens to pass the 4-billion-euro monthly T-bill limit so it can raise money to pay the note and other commitments. The government intends to raise about 6 billion euros in August.This complicates the situation for Greek banks. They were meant to reduce their T-bill holdings to 8 billion by the end of the year and 6 billion by March 2013. At the moment, they hold 14.5 billion euros of Greek T-bills.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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A new scholarship for artists of Greek background

first_imgMulticultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has announced the inaugural Kleio Arts Scholarship 2017. The new scholarship was launched this week, offering career-making arts and professional development opportunities for emerging artists or cultural workers of Greek heritage. The scholarship was created as part of a partnership between MAV and Chapter Kleio No 15 Daughters of Penelope of Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). The members of Chapter Kleio all have backgrounds or careers in the arts: in writing, film, fashion, photography, and performing arts. The chapter is dedicated to promoting the arts in Victoria and assisting emerging artists.Chapter Kleio selected MAV as the platform for the scholarship because MAV are an integral body dedicated to the development of culture and language, heritage, and cultural expression.The scholarship (worth $2,000) is open to all artists of Greek heritage who work in every art form including fashion, design, digital media, literature, music, theatre, screen, curatorial, and the visual arts. “As a community we need to inspire creative expression across all generations and ensure that art in all of its forms continues to play a vital role in driving diversity, social change, and harmony,” said Natalie Livaditis, Chapter Kleio’s spokesperson. “This is a leadership initiative that we hope will inspire other communities to develop similar support for the artistic development in their communities for young emerging artists,” said George Lekakis, Chair of MAV. Applications for the scholarship open on Monday 1 May and close on Sunday 30 July 2017. Guidelines and application forms are available at www.multiculturalarts.com.au. For further information, call (03) 9188 3681. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Des sociétés accusées de colorer leur thon à la bétadine

first_imgDes sociétés accusées de colorer leur thon à la bétadineEn Espagne, plusieurs entreprises sont suspectées de transformer leur thon ordinaire en thon rouge en utilisant des colorants interdits, révèle France 3 Languedoc-Roussillon.De l’autre côté de la Méditerranée, il vaut mieux inspecter le thon présenté sur les étals avant de se décider à l’acheter. En effet, plusieurs enquêtes sont en cours sur plusieurs sociétés espagnoles, suspectées d’injecter des colorants interdits dans le thon commun pour le vendre comme du thon rouge. Parmi ces colorants, on retrouve des nitrates, des nitrites et même… de la bétadine. France 3 Languedoc Roussillon précise même que le thon garderait cette couleur pendant plus d’un mois !À lire aussiUn chandelier médiéval témoigne de l’existence de routes maritimes vers IbizaLe thon rouge étant plus appétissant et beaucoup plus prisé, il est alors facile de le vendre à des prix défiant toute concurrence. La chaîne de télévision indique qu’il est possible de le retrouver sur les étals jusqu’à 30% moins cher… Un tour de passe-passe qui durerait depuis un moment selon les riverains.En France, des enquêtes sont également en cours. La Répression des Fraudes est saisie du dossier.Le 2 mars 2011 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Game of Thrones Villain Making the Leap to Inhumans Villain

first_img Marvel’s Inhumans series is set to premiere in September and we haven’t heard much about it besides basic premise details. But now we’ve finally gotten word of the first confirmed cast member.Iwan Rheon, who recently had a rough time with some dogs on Game of Thrones, has been cast in Marvel’s Inhumans drama“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life. We’re thrilled to have him on board,” Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb said.The transition makes sense, especially now that Rheon isn’t tied to Game of Thrones anymore (spoilers?). The actor played Ramsay Bolton for four seasons, straddling the line between comically sadistic, especially in those earlier seasons, and just normal, uncomfortable sadistic. Ramsay is a one-note bad guy, only focusing on how far he’d go to be evil, and Rheon was able to give him more dimension.(The clip below is NSFW).The thinking is that Rheon will bring the same ambiguity and complexity to Maximus, who will most likely function as the series’ villain. In the comics, Maximus is an inhuman who tries multiple times to stage a coup against Black Bolt, his brother, and the rest of the Royal Family. Like his brother, he is also incredibly powerful, possessing mind powers that allow him to control others. He’s also an extremely smart inventor, giving him multiple avenues to try and bring down the king.“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment, and I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent,” said Scott Buck, who is writing and executive producing the show.We’re excited too. Ramsay might’ve been a boring villain in the grand scheme of the Game of Thrones universe, but Rheon has a lot of range. We first fell in love with him as the awkward Simon Bellamy in Misfits, where he transformed from a socially uncomfortable teen to a dashing, confident hero.Inhumans is a new live-action series from Marvel based on Black Bolt and the Royal Family. The twist here is that Marvel is teaming up with IMAX to distribute the first two episodes in theaters for two weeks in September 2017. The episodes will then air on ABC. Stay on target MCU News: Sebastian Stan Happy He’s Not Cap, a Possible Title Leak & MoreMCU News: Tantalizing Black Panther Teases, a Look at Captain Marvel & More last_img read more

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PAX East 2017 Hands On HUNTDOWN

first_imgStay on target It was probably inevitable that “retro” would become a subgenre unto itself in the indie gaming scene: Development costs are expensive, independently-developed games tend to have more in common with their arcade and console ancestors than their megabudget 21st Century AAA contemporaries, plenty of indie devs came up during the 8 and 16-bit “Golden Age” of gaming – it only makes sense that drafting new games as though they’d been released for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Sega Genesis 20 years ago would become a “thing.”Likewise, it’s also not a surprise that this trend would wind up running parallel with the broader pop-cultural “rediscovery” of the 80s (and early-90s) “exploitation” aesthetic. It’s got an ultraviolent direct-to-video action movies, moody synth-scores, and underground neon/grime design aesthetic – the darker side of an era previously celebrated for its plasticine candy-colored optimism (think The Wedding Singer). Video games themselves, after all, are inextricably linked to much of that sensibility – the underground art/music/club scene’s shift from a the glitter-and-haze Disco-era aesthetic to the stark neon-on-black futurism (aka “strip club lighting,” for you Millennials) always felt directly inspired by early arcade graphics.In any case, Easy Trigger Games’ Huntdown is the latest indie title to take aim at merging both concepts, applying the neon-synth schlock aesthetic successfully adopted by the likes of Far Cry: Blood Dragon and Double Dragon Neon into a pixel-art arcade shooter that feels structurally right at home in that same mid-80s nostalgic ephemera. The resulting creation – boiling down to, essentially, Contra in the universe of Final Fight – certainly looks like “home” to anyone who longs for the pool-hall quarter-munchers of yesteryear (or younger fans who never got the chance to appreciate the same firsthand). But how does it play?Within expectations: Not bad at all. More so than most other entries in the neo-retro stable, your enjoyment of Huntdown is likely to correlate directly to how fond you are of the era in gaming that inspired it – not just regarding visuals and sound. The level layout is intuitive and self-explanatory, enemies and obstacles are dispensed at a rate that feels both fair and adherent to the ways of an era where such things weren’t effectively limitless. This is where too many such games fall apart – forgetting that the “Golden Age” classics that endure generally do so because they were meticulously built “around” their limitations – not in spite of them.Right from the outset, it’s clear that Huntdown isn’t looking to “fix” the 80s arcade run-and-gun genre so much as inhabit it, and apart from the employment of the der-riguer “screen shake” effect for explosions and heavy hits, there’s little on hand that doesn’t stand out as authentically old-school. It’s no small feat, especially when set up for show at a convention space whose entire overriding visual/aural sensibility is grounded largely in gamer-nostalgia.If you’ve played a round of Contra (or Metal Slug, or any of the thousands or so side-scrolling shooters that have come since), you know the score. Run and jump through sidescrolling levels, collecting items for points and differently-armed guns for power-ups, blasting away at enemies in either single or two-player co-op. Ostensibly, the premise is that you’re bounty hunters infiltrating a lawless near-future city (think Escape From New York) to obliterate the membership of colorfully themed/nicknamed street gangs (a la The Warriors) for profit, but that effectively boils down to kills = points – again, fairly self-explanatory.Whether or not this translates to long-term replayability remains to be seen – the games Huntdown so enthusiastically recreates were largely designed to “work” for a few minutes of play in an arcade or a few hours on a console, with both timeframes extended by difficulty rather than by content. But as a ready-made distraction (the game is currently slated for Steam, PS4, XBox One and Nintendo Switch) Huntdown seems to do its job admirably. PAX East 2017: Hand’s On With DRAGON QUEST HEROES IIPAXEast 2017 Hand’s On With ToeJam & Earl last_img read more

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Tossed Pitches and Scrambled Ideas for the Frasier Reboot

first_imgStay on target Forget Will and Grace. Throw Roseanne in the dumpster. And pour one out for the dream of Seinfeld2000. The only 90s normcore mainstream grown-up sitcom reboot you need to know about is the return of Frasier. Yes, Frasier, or The Big Bang Theory but for snobs instead of nerds and therefore way better. News recently broke that star Kelsey Grammer is accepting pitches for a possible reboot of the beloved Cheers spin-off, and we’re (kind of) stoked.Like its parent series, Frasier was a legitimately good show. Yeah it’s kind of a meme thing now (and this post isn’t helping) but to me I just think that’s the internet having fun with something so divorced from typical dork garbage. Years ago we even kicked around the idea of Frasier Fridays here on Geek. So we’ve got a lot of love for tossed salads and scrambled eggs around these parts, and since concrete details for the potential Frasier reboot are pretty much non-existent, here are some of our highbrow ideas. ‘The Office’ Leaves Netflix in Latest Streaming War ShowdownSDCC: Everything is Fine For Season 3 of The Good Place center_img Frasier Hosts a Podcast!Frasier Crane hosts a psychotherapeutic radio show. So shifting him to a self-help podcast host in 2018 is so depressingly obvious that several of us in the office independently came to this conclusion. It’ll be like that Alex, Inc. show but with a character people know about. Get ready to hear Frasier awkwardly use Skype and read ads for Blue Apron. It’s either this or that Frasier Snapchat pitch from The Ringer.Frasier is #NeverTrump!One way or another the Frasier discourse will have to deal with Kelsey Grammer’s unfortunately conservative politics. He doesn’t seem quite as out of his mind as, say, Roseanne Barr, but the dude did try to start his own right-wing TV channel. Our suggestion on how to handle this, and make the show topical in this political climate, is make Frasier the kind of Republican who hates Trump’s vulgarity and voted against him in the primaries, but cares little about Trump’s actual cruel policies.Frasier Doesn’t Care About Continuity!The original Frasier series was set after the events of Cheers when Frasier moved from Boston to Seattle. And it acknowledged parts of Frasier’s life established in that show like his relationship with his ex-wife Lilith. But Frasier isn’t a comic book movie, so don’t bog down this reboot in callbacks and continuity. Nerds care about that, not Frasier. This isn’t The Frasier Awakens or Frasier: Legacy. The one exception we’re willing to make is finally having Maris appear on screen.Frasier Goes to Europe!One detail from these Frasier reboot plans is that Frasier would once again move to a new city. We suggest take Frasier out of the US and move him to Europe. There he would encounter a whole new level of aristocratic snobbery that makes him look like an American slob orc by comparison. This could also work nicely with his #NeverTrump politics as he insists to Europeans that while he is Republican he also can’t stand that orange idiot, but no one would buy it. Frasier dealing with hot-blooded Mediterraneans and soccer hooligans on his podcast could be a lot of fun.Frasier Sings!I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that classic Frasier banger “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs” is actually sung by Kelsey Grammer himself. But since that is the case Frasier should sing more! Obviously they should remix the original theme, but Frasier in general should be singing more songs.Frasier Becomes a Cartoon!A different way to go with a Frasier reboot is make it a primetime adult sitcom. The Simpsons episode where Sideshow Bob’s life basically became Frasier, complete with brother David Hyde Pierce, is arguably the best Sideshow Bob episode. And it’s not like animated Frasier would be any worse than modern Family Guy.Frasier Doesn’t Happen!Maybe there just shouldn’t be a new Frasier. The irreplaceable John Mahoney (Frasier’s father Martin Crane) passed away earlier this year. Yeah you could do a touching emotional beat with his empty chair, but maybe just don’t do it at all. Not everything old needs to come back, not even the great Frasier. If you must build out the larger expanded Cheers universe, why not just do a Cheers crossover with The Good Place using Ted Danson as supernatural nexus point.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Viewer numbers for 1026 WWE RAW viewers down slightly

first_img Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky WhatsApp Last night’s 10/26 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.35 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.64 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.21 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.21 million viewers.This is down slightly from last week’s 3.36 million viewers. Monday Night Football dominated the night once again with 12.20 million viewers.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ Videos Articles Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollins Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 The Rock is the highest paid actor in the world, HBK at NXT tapings, NXT TakeOver behind the scenes videolast_img read more

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ASA Comments on Gulf Fishery Aquaculture Rule

first_imgASA has submitted comments to the Federal Register supporting the Fishery Management Plan developed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.“ASA is pleased to see this proposal move forward; we have supported efforts to develop offshore aquaculture in the Gulf for many years,” the comments state. “The promise of building this industry in the United States is unrealized: new jobs along our coasts, working waterfronts, and for soybean farmers, the opportunity to feed sustainably-produced U.S. soybeans to a growing industry here at home.”ASA’s comments raise concerns about both the proposed permitting process as creating permits that are too short in length, at just 10 years, as well as harvest limits that fall below commercial viability. The full text of the comments is available here. The comment period closes on Monday, Oct. 27, and comments may be submitted here.last_img read more

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Freeze is threat to life — and records

first_imgFor up-to-date information on canceled flights, visit the airport’s website.SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The deep freeze striking the Midwest, New England and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia.It hasn’t been so cold in ages — 20 years in Washington, D.C.; 18 years in Milwaukee; 15 in Missouri — even in the Midwest, where bundling up is second nature. Weather Bell meteorologist Ryan Maue said, “If you’re under 40 (years old), you’ve not seen this stuff before.”Preceded by snow in much of the Midwest, the frigid air will begin today and last a few days, funneled as far south as the Gulf Coast. Blame it on a “polar vortex,” as one meteorologist calls it, a counterclockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air.“It’s just a large area of very cold air that comes down, forms over the North Pole or polar regions … usually stays in Canada, but this time it’s going to come all the way into the eastern United States,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Phillip Schumacher in Sioux Falls, S.D.last_img read more

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LGs new sound bar range for 2019 includes Dolby Atmos and Google

first_img LG SK10Y CES 2018 Tags See All Jan 4 • Samsung’s Space monitors bring its minimalist TV aesthetic to your desk The SL9 sound bar incorporates a gyroscope that configures sound when wall-mounted. LG LG has announced its complete sound bar range for 2019, which includes three high-end models with support for both Google Assistant and Dolby Atmos onboard, plus three more only with Bluetooth. The high-end models will also include support for Atmos competitor DTS:X. 3.1.2-channel SL8YG ($799)4.1.2-channel SL9YG ($999)5.1.2-channel SL10YG ($1299)Meanwhile, the entry- to mid-level models lack Wi-Fi connectivity and only offer DTS Virtual:X processing.2.1-channel SL5Y ($279)3.1-channel SL6Y ($399) 3.1-channel SL7Y ($499)With built-in Google Assistant, the high-end sound bars should double as full-on Google smart speakers, allowing people to request songs or ask about the weather with their voice.The sound bars shouldn’t be lacking for audio quality, either: The three high-end models lean into LG’s previously announced collaboration with high-end brand Meridian, which will contribute sound-enhancing technologies including Bass & Space, Image Elevation and Meridian Upmix for converting stereo content to multichannel. All of the sound bars include the front channels only, but you can purchase an add-on Wireless Rear Speaker Kit for more immersive surround. Meanwhile all of the sound bars include wireless subwoofers.The models follow the SK10Y from 2018, which was a decent Atmos sound bar, but cheaper models such as the Vizio SB36512 offer great competition. Samsung also announced two new sound bars this morning, though like the SL6Y and SL7Y they lack any kind of “smart” features like voice assistants or Wi-Fi music.All sound bars except one are expected on April 14, while the SL9YG will come on May 27. Mar 15 • LG 2019 OLED TVs start at $2,500, ship in April, just like last year CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Google Assistant LG See it 0 CES 2018 Post a comment Feb 8 • For Valentine’s Day, the Lovebox is a better gift than flowers reading • LG’s new sound bar range for 2019 includes Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant Mentioned Above LG SK10Y Review • LG SK10Y review: Atmos sound bar reaches for the sky $996 • Share your voice Audiolast_img read more

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Bristol Bay Native Corporation plans to acquire Katmailand

first_imgThe Bristol Bay Native Corporation announced plans to acquire Katmailand, Inc., a long running sport fishing and bear viewing operation in and around Katmai National Park.Download AudioBrooks Lodge (Photo courtesy of Katmailand)Katmailand, Inc. is a major sport fishing and bear viewing lodge operation, built and founded by Ray Petersen in 1950 … which predates Katmai National Park by 30 years. Today it is the largest operator within the park, taking tourists from around the world to iconic Brooks Falls. Sonny Petersen is Ray’s son, and is the owner and president of Katmailand:“You know I’ve been working out there pretty much my whole life, but I’m getting to be older,” said Petersen. “I’ll be 64 this year, and I’m looking towards retirement, eventually. BBNC is a local company, it’s owned by people who live out in Bristol Bay. I think it’s a good fit, and I’m proud to be selling to them.”Petersen says Katmailand probably runs five to six thousand people a year through the National Park and a thousand or so more through the sport fishing lodges. Business has been good, and Petersen doesn’t expect new owner BBNC to change much.“That’s their plan. I’m still going to manage it for at least two years, perhaps longer. And they’re keeping all the staff and managers at our lodges, and Katmai Air,” Petersen said . “They basically feel like they’re buying a going concern, and they don’t want to mess it up. If anything, they’ll be able to maybe help us improve it.”Those sentiments were echoed by BBNC president and CEO Jason Metrokin Tuesday.“Our track record is to look at and target businesses that are success stories,” said Metrokin. “We’re not necessarily in the business of buying fixer-uppers, if you will.”Four years ago, BBNC bought the Mission Lodge on Lake Aleknagik, its first major investment in Bristol Bay since it sold Peter Pan Seafoods in 1979. Last year it purchased Bristol Alliance Fuels in Dillingham. Katmailand, Inc. is the third. Besides turning a profit for shareholders, Metrokin said there are the non-financial components of these investments:“This is an opportunity for added diversification, not just within BBNC’s investment mix, but within the region itself,” Metrokin said. “There are employment opportunities, training opportunities, and particularly in the case with Katmailand, this is a direct tie for BBNC with our culture and our lands, and to expand our relationship with the Park Service.”Of course, the multi-million dollar question will go unanswered for now; neither side was willing to disclose terms of the sale. But considering Katmailand’s many assets, it no doubt carried a hefty price tag.The sale won’t be finalized until the end of May, but was announced this week to give BBNC time to work with the staff and with Katmai National Park ahead of the busy summer.last_img read more

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Housing expert says many Sitkans struggle to make rent

first_imgBrian Wilson, Executive Director of Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, addresses one of two town hall meetings he held in Sitka this week. About 55 people total attended. (Photo by Rachel Cassandra/KCAW)In Sitka, like many towns in Southeast Alaska, geographic isolation creates unique problems of affordable housing and homelessness. This week, Sitka held a pair of town hall meetings with a visiting expert to canvas ideas for solutions.Listen nowAffordable housing has long been a concern in Sitka, and so has the connected issue of homelessness. Recently, a national report called “Out of Reach” quantified the gap in Sitka between a liveable wage and the average wage.Brian Wilson, Executive Director of the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, says almost half of Sitkans may be struggling to make rent.“If you look at the Alaska numbers, they calculated that an individual would have to make $24.80 an hour in order to afford a fair-market, two-bedroom rental,” Wilson said. “And this is problematic because they also calculate down to the community level how much an average renter is currently making per hour, so in Sitka, 44% of our households here are rentals and the average renter is only making $13.96 an hour.”Wilson says this wide gap means Sitkans may not be able to afford other necessities besides rent and utilities. But the problem is not unique to Sitka: Out of Reach identifies no county in the U.S. where the local minimum wage affordably covers rent for a two-bedroom apartment.About 55 Sitkans total attended the town hall meetings at the Sitka Public Library. Participants brainstormed homelessness actions. They included creating camping shelters and weaving sleeping bags and mats out of plastic bags.Carly Collins, who spent the past five years homeless, says it’s important to live independently in a home, even if it’s very small and mobile.“A couple of good ideas that I heard was the tiny house on wheels,” Collins said. “There’s not a lot of, I would say, land availability to park a house on wheels, the campgrounds in town, you can only stay for a few months. Somebody did just bring up an idea of taking abandoned boats and double checking, making sure they’re all right, and then having that as an accessible way for people who are homeless to have some kind of shelter, an independent shelter of their own.”Sitkan Gayle Young is active in the struggle against homelessness. She is part of the Sitka Homeless Coalition, which hopes to build an overnight winter shelter. Last year, the coalition partnered with the First Presbyterian church, but those plans came to a halt when the church announced it was closing. Now the group is continuing its search elsewhere.“We are looking now for a space. We are ready for a space,” Young said. “We would love to get these guys under cover this fall, if they choose, it’s just an option.”Wilson warns, however, that shelters are a last-chance resort to address homelessness. He says that the issues need to be addressed on a systemic level, and that preventing homelessness is better than providing shelters.Tina Bachmeier contributed to this story.last_img read more

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Flocking robots take to the sky w video

first_img Researchers Sabine Hauert, Sebverin Leven and Dario Floreano have discovered a way to make small, fixed wing robots take to the sky and fly together without crashing and migrate. In order to accomplish this, the researchers needed to make the robots move at the same speed and direction, avoid collision and stay in close proximity. They will be presenting their work this week in San Francisco at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. (PhysOrg.com) — The next time you look up in the sky and think you are seeing a flock of geese flying south for the winter, take a closer look. If you are in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, these flocks may actually be robots from the Laboratory of Intelligence Systems. More information: lis.epfl.ch/smavs In order to accomplish this, the researchers used a three-dimensional algorithm developed by Craig Reynolds in 1986 where the individual robots responds to its close neighbor but does not consider the actions of the group as a whole.The robots were created by the robotics company senseFly and communicate with each other using a Wi-Fi dongle that is connected to an on-board Linux computer. They began with simple testing and have reached a total of 10 flocking birds at one time but simulations show they could use up to 100 flocking robots.In addition to programming the robots to fly at the same speed, stay close and not collide, the researchers also added something else. They added the ability to migrate. This allows the researchers to set a pre-programmed destination for the swarm to travel to. The intended use for these flocking robots is to image and map the ground as well as the potential to be used for search and surveillance missions. Kilobots bring us one step closer to a robot swarm This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Flocking robots take to the sky (w/ video) (2011, September 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-flocking-robots-sky-video.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore furtherlast_img read more

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first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Glassware Solutions, by Dunlee, is a program that eliminates the risk of unpredictable tube replacement expenses and also decreases equipment service life cycle costs. It provides unlimited glassware replacement coverage over the life of the program for a fixed monthly fee. The company’s replacement tubes are identical in fit, form and function to the OEM tube. They also meet or exceed the performance of the original tubes. 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Coco Capsule

first_imgNo related posts. T.S. Eliot said that for many, April is the cruelest month. But for me it was more than cruel. In addition to my required 72 hours out of the country, I was running short on passport space, and I also needed a Riteve inspection and major dental work. Somehow it all turned out fine.First, I avoided having to go to San José by combining the visa trip and need for passport pages by going to Managua, Nicaragua, where I’d reserved a room at the Hotel Mozonte. I was safely located close to the embassy, and my hotel served excellent meals and provided bilingual service.I’d left my aged car at ServiMart, the only local shop with emission control testing, for a pre-Riteve checkup and needed repairs. I picked it up on the way home and easily passed the annual check the following week. The final, and frankly most feared of the month’s realities, was going to the dentist. With several recommendations in hand, I made an appointment with Dr. Daianna Morales, who recently opened a practice here. Within a week, the most painful parts of the procedures were complete. The surprise was that there was no pain other than a couple of needle jabs, and I was able to go about my business for the rest of the day. While there is some work still to be done, thanks to some planning and to some excellent professionals, all went much better than expected and April was not so cruel.Hotel Mozonte: www.hotelmozonte.com; +(505) 8965-0855 (in Nicaragua). ServiMart: Sardinal Road just past Congo Trail; 2697-0505; gnalcr@ice.co.cr. Dr. Morales: Coco Boulevard at Ocotal Road; 2670-1234; dmoralesq@gmail.com. –Kent Cartheykcarthey@aol.com Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Related New flights to Martinique launched by Air

first_img RelatedNew flights to Martinique launched by Air CanadaAir Canada has launched new non-stop flights to Fort-de-France in Martinique from Montreal.Air Canada begins flights to San Diego from CalgaryAir Canada begins flights to San Diego from CalgaryNew flights to Geneva launched by Air CanadaNew flights to Geneva launched by Air Canada Air Canada will launch new flights to Iqaluit in Nunavut territory from Ottawa next spring.Daily, non-stop flights will begin to the territory’s capital on March 28th, with a same-plane service operating from Montreal.The introduction of the route will link Canada’s eastern Arctic region with Air Canada’s global route network, which spreads to 170 destinations on five separate continents.Marcel Forget, Air Canada’s vice president, who is responsible for the carrier’s route planning, said that the airline is “strategically expanding” its domestic services, which will allow passengers more destinations and choice.”We expect our new service to be popular with both government and business travellers, as well as leisure travellers looking to experience the striking and remarkable landscape of Canada’s arctic,” he commented.The route will be operated by Air Canada Jazz using a Bombardier CRJ 705 aircraft, which has a capacity of 75 passengers.Air Canada will introduce new flights to Athens and Barcelona from the Canadian city next June, while a further route to Athens will commence from Toronto.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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