Harrison Ford To Be Honored With Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award

first_imgHis daring and courageous characters have made Harrison Ford a timeless hero of the silver screen, but it’s his bold, heroic devotion to planet Earth that has now earned him the 2018 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award.The Indianapolis Prize — recognized as the world’s leading award for animal conservation — created the award, named in recognition of Tony and Emmy-winning actor and conservation advocate Jane Alexander. The Wildlife Ambassador Award honors individuals who have been effective, credible and consistent voices for wildlife.Ford’s passion for wildlife conservation is evident and actionable, including extensive, hands-on work both in the field and in the boardroom. Whether patrolling the Hudson River by helicopter to get a bird’s-eye view of polluters, or taking viewers to Indonesia to understand the challenges of deforestation in Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously, he is a true hero for the planet.“Nothing is more important to human society than preserving its natural capital. Nature does not need people, people need nature,” Ford said. “Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth.”Ford is an Honorary Chair of the Indianapolis Prize and has been part of Conservation International for more than 25 years, where he is on the Executive Committee and active in the organization’s design and growth. He influenced the establishment of its Center for Applied Biodiversity Science and their Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. Ford narrated Conservation International’s Nature is Speaking feature, The Ocean, and is a board member of their Global Conservation Fund which has secured the protection of more than 40 million acres on three continents.“Harrison Ford is among today’s most credible conservationists and is widely respected by the professional and academic conservation communities,” said Michael I. Crowther, CEO of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc., which administers the award. “Harrison’s involvement with Conservation International spans decades and he has worked with many of today’s leading scientists and experts.”Ford’s love for the natural world is rooted in a commitment to the world that will be left for future generations.“I care deeply for the natural world,” Ford said. “It’s not about me, it’s not about me at all, it’s about this other world we’re going to leave behind.”“If we don’t stop the destruction of nature, nothing else will matter. Jobs won’t matter, our economies won’t matter, our freedoms and ethics won’t matter, our children’s education and potential won’t matter. If we end the ability of a healthy natural world to sustain humanity nothing else will matter.”His conservation achievements have earned several honors, including Conservation International’s prestigious Founders’ Award, the World Ecology Award from the International Center for Tropical Ecology, the Global Citizen Award from the Center for Health and Global Environment and a Lindbergh Award for his efforts to balance technology and nature.Ford will receive the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award on Sept. 29, 2018 at the Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc., to be held in downtown Indianapolis. This inspirational black-tie event honors conservationists’ selfless dedication, scientific expertise and lasting success, while an influential audience enjoys an awe-inspiring evening of storytelling with films shot on location around the world. Tickets for the Gala can be purchased online here.Working with field conservationists and scientists, the Global Wildlife Ambassadors use their communications skills to tell the stories of threatened and endangered species and habitats, raising awareness of these issues with the public, businesses and policymakers.Jane Alexander, whose advocacy for wild things and wild places has included involvement with the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Audubon Society and Panthera, is Honorary Chair of the Indianapolis Prize and received the inaugural Global Wildlife Ambassador award in 2012.Stage and screen star Sigourney Weaver received the honor in 2016 for her dedication to the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Since her starring role in the 1988 film Gorillas in the Mist, she has served as honorary chair of the Dian Fossy Gorilla Fund International. She brought credibility to BBC’s highly popular series Planet Earth, joined conservationists at the United Nations General Assembly and has earned multiple awards from the Explorer’s Club and Audubon’s Women in Conservation.last_img read more

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Groups upset Harper government using them against murdered missing inquiry calls

first_imgAPTN National NewsFaced with calls for a national inquiry to looking into the nearly 1,200 missing or murdered Indigenous women, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet point to 40 studies as a reason to leave research behind and turn to action.Now some of those organizations aren’t happy they’re included in the government’s speaking notes.A list of the 40 studies can be found here.APTN’s Annette Francis now with more.last_img

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MONUSCO Two Moroccan Officers Decorated for Precious Services Rendered

Rabat – They are Colonel Mohamed Treha and Commander Rachid Briech, according to a statement by the Moroccan embassy in the DRC, noting that the tribute paid to the two Moroccan officers took place on the occasion of the medal ceremony for the Ghanaian battalion in MONUSCO, marked by the decoration of several officers of the mission.The ceremony was attended by Moroccan ambassador to the DRC, Rachid Agassim, head of the MONUSCO, Leila Zerrougui and several senior military officials from MONUSCO and the Congolese army.The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the major force providers within MONUSCO with a contingent of more than 1300 troops. The Moroccan military enjoys a very good reputation both in their regions of deployment and with the DRC authorities.

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Annan welcomes steps by India and Pakistan to ease tensions improve relations

“He hopes that these steps, starting with Prime Minister Vajpayee’s statement on 18 April and Pakistan’s positive response, will lead to the strengthening of peace and stability in the entire South Asian region,” said a statement issued in New York by a spokesman for Mr. Annan.”The Secretary-General also hopes that the normalization of diplomatic relations and restoration of rail, road and air links, as well as other confidence-building measures being introduced by the two sides, will lead to the resumption of a sustained dialogue,” the statement added. “He looks forward to the peaceful resolution of the differences between India and Pakistan, including over Kashmir.”

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AOL unveils slate of new Web series with Sarah Jessica Parker Gwyneth

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2013 4:02 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – AOL is making its most substantial dip into original video programming with new series from Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria and Nicole Richie.The Internet company unveiled 15 new digital series Tuesday in a presentation to advertisers in New York. AOL is making a push into original programming in the wake of similar efforts by YouTube, Yahoo and Amazon.Parker will produce a docudrama on the New York City Ballet. Paltrow and Tracy Anderson will host the Ryan Seacrest-produced series “Second Chances,” in which they interview women who’ve overcome hardship.Azaria hosts a parenting series called “Fatherhood.” Richie will star in a show based on her Twitter feed.AOL is also partnering with Tribeca Enterprises for the series “Acting Disruptive,” which follows Hollywood professionals launching tech startups. AOL unveils slate of new Web series with Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria read more

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Regulator gives conditional approval to Athabascas Dover oilsands project

CALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator signed off Tuesday on the Dover oilsands project submitted by Athabasca Oil (TSX:ATH).The agency said the regulatory approval, which green-lights the Brion Energy Corp. to begin construction, is subject to 10 conditions related to the operations of the project.The Dover project was initially opposed by the First Nations on the Fort McKay reserve lands, but the regulator said that the project would have little impact on the band.In 2009, Athabasca sold a 60 per cent interest in its MacKay River and Dover oilsands projects to PetroChina. Early last year, PetroChina exercised its option to buy Athabasca’s 40 per cent stake in MacKay River for $680 million.The Chinese company will also have the opportunity to do the same with Dover later this year. PetroChina can buy Athabasca’s Dover stake for $1.32 billion within a month of the project obtaining regulatory approval.The project will use steam-assisted gravity drainage technology to recover bitumen. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 6, 2013 7:43 pm MDT Regulator gives conditional approval to Athabasca’s Dover oilsands project read more

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Security Council stresses need for comprehensive global response to tackle piracy

The Security Council today reiterated its condemnation of all acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in the waters off the coast of Somalia, and stressed the need for a comprehensive response by the international community to repress the scourge and tackle its root causes.The 15-member body, in a unanimously adopted resolution, recognized that one of the underlying causes of the problem is “the ongoing instability in Somalia” and underlined the Horn of Africa nation’s primary responsibility in fighting it.The Council “requests the Somali authorities, with assistance from the Secretary-General and relevant UN entities, to pass a complete set of counter-piracy laws without further delay,” it said in the resolution.It also called on the Somali authorities to interdict, and upon interdiction to investigate and prosecute pirates and to patrol the territorial waters off the Somali coast to suppress acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea, noting the importance of strengthening the country’s maritime capacity.In addition, the Council renewed its call on States and regional organizations that have the capacity to do so, to take part in the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea off the Somali coast, in particular by deploying naval vessels, arms and military aircraft and through seizures and disposition of boats, vessels, arms and other related equipment used in the commission of such crimes.The Council also reiterated its decision to continue its consideration, as a matter of urgency, of the establishment of specialized anti-piracy courts in Somalia and other States in the region with substantial international participation and/or support.Today’s resolution follows a day-long debate in the Council on Monday, at which Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson noted that although there was a sharp decline in pirate attacks in waters off the coast of East Africa this year, compared to 2011, this trend could easily be reversed if the causes of piracy such as instability, lawlessness and ineffective governance are not addressed.“Combating piracy requires a multi-dimensional approach,” he said. “In Somalia, this has meant stabilizing the country through a Somali-owned process. The new President of Somalia has made an impressive start, but challenges remain significant. We need to move swiftly to support the Government so that it finally can provide the security and peace dividends that Somalis deserve.”Necessary measures in Somalia to end piracy include focussing on modernizing counter-piracy laws, strengthening capacities for maritime law enforcement and crime investigation, supporting regional networks, as well as knowledge sharing. To do this, Mr. Eliasson stated, Member States, international and regional organizations must continue to build consensus on a joint response. read more

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Security Council encourages Somali political leaders to work together establish inclusive Government

Concerned by the ongoing political crisis in Somalia and its negative effect on delivery of progress for the Somali people, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged greater efforts from the country’s political leadership – including the President, Prime Minister and Parliament – to work together to quickly establish an inclusive, representative Government.In a statement issued to the press, the Council also expressed concern that the ongoing political crisis is impacting peace and security in the long troubled country. Recalling its press statement of 10 December, which stressed that swift and sustained restoration of political stability is vital, the Council encouraged greater efforts from all Somalia’s political leadership “to work together to establish quickly an inclusive and representative Government.”Today’s statement follows a briefing to the 15-member body yesterday by Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ambassador Maman Sidikou (via video-conference from Mogadishu).Underlining the importance of the partnership between the African Union and the UN in Somalia, which he called “unique, strong and essential for success,” Mr. Kay said that 2015 will be decisive in whether and how Somalia can become a unified, peaceful and federal State. Expressing both excitement and worry over risks on the horizon, he said: “Delays and setbacks will have an even greater impact this year than last.”Further to today’s statement, Council members urged the new Government, once formed, to accelerate delivery of the milestones of the Federal Government’s ‘Vision 2016’ and, in this context, stressed the importance of establishing the National Independent Electoral Commission without further delay.The members of the Security Council also underscored their determination to continue to support all international efforts aimed at ending the threat posed by Al-Shabaab, and creating a conducive atmosphere for peace building and sustainable development in Somalia.The members of the Security Council underlined their resolute support for the peace and reconciliation process in Somalia. They also recalled their significant support to the people and Federal Government of Somalia, in a sustained and integrated approach, including through the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and through UN support to the African Union Mission there known as AMISOM. read more

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UN refugee agency lauds Europes rescue efforts in Mediterranean amid tragic start

“In what is already a tragic start to 2017 on the Mediterranean Sea, I am really heartened to see the first priority of saving lives in action through the rescue efforts of the Italian Coastguard and Frontex who have braved such extreme weather to rescue so many people,” said Vincent Cochetel, Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Refugee Crisis in Europe. In the wake of at least one known shipwreck of an over-crowded and flimsy vessel off the coast of Libya, at least eight bodies were recovered by European authorities. According to the Italian Coast Guard, on Saturday a French ship operating under Frontex sighted and rescued four people on the high seas 30 to 40 miles, or between 48 and 64 kilometres, from Libyan shores. “The survivors – whether refugees or migrants – have gone through unimaginable physical and psychological suffering,” said Cochetel, adding that UNHCR will work closely with authorities to refer them to health services. Early reports from survivors say that at least 100 people were on board a dinghy that collapsed off the Libyan coast – between Tripoli and Misurata. That same day, the Italian Coastguard rescued another 34 people close to oil platforms some 55 miles (88 kilometres) from the Libyan coast. Italian authorities also reported that three survivors from another rescue operation had died from hypothermia, while another two were suffocated on board a dinghy. Survivors and victims from recent rescue efforts have disembarked in Lampedusa on Saturday and in the port city of Messina, on the north east coast of Sicily, on Sunday. UNHCR staff assisted during both the operations and mourning of the victims. Last year was the deadliest year on record on the Mediterranean Sea with more than 5,000 deaths recorded – as compared to the 3,771 documented in 2015. The deadly start to 2017 highlights the urgent need for States to increase pathways for admission of refugees, such as resettlement, private sponsorship and family reunification, so they do not have to resort to dangerous journeys and the use of people smugglers. read more

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PACE 2020 to benefit 26 mineral exploration projects in South Australia

first_imgMinister for Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis announced on April 30 that 26 resource exploration projects are to share A$1.7 million in grants from the latest round of PACE 2020 funding. PACE is a South Australian government initiative and stands for: Plan for Accelerating Exploration. PACE 2020 follows on from the successful A$30.9 million PACE initiative launched in 2004. PACE 2020 maintains the core principals of economic stimulation, accessibility to land, development of sustainable exploration and mining, increasing cultural awareness and balancing development with the environment.“The scope of projects funded in this latest round are very encouraging and clearly demonstrate the success of PACE 2020 in generating world-wide interest in South Australia as an investment destination” Koutsantonis said. “Successful proposals include new targets, new exploration concepts, and interest in a wide range of minerals.” He added that the successful projects announced at the SA Resources and Energy Investment Conference are among 40 high-quality applications for funding from PACE Discovery Drilling. Those proposals comprised 37 mineral projects and three petroleum projects in areas of the State including the highly prospective Gawler Craton, the Cooper and Lake Eyre Basins and the Curnamona and Musgrave Provinces.“In addition to the funding provided by the PACE Discovery Drilling grants, the industry will spend a further estimated A$5.07 million on exploration. Those spending forecasts will bring the total additional mineral exploration expenditure in South Australia to an estimated A$7.77 million”, said Koutsantonis, adding that PACE 2020 is not solely aimed at supporting the search for new resources. “PACE 2020 has been designed to encompass all aspects of exploration through to mine development in an effort to secure the benefits of the mining boom for all South Australians.”Previous PACE drilling program success stories include the Carrapateena copper-gold-uranium prospect; Iluka Resources’ Dromedary and Gulliver’s Prospects for mineral sands; the Four Mile uranium project; Tasman Resources’ Vulcan iron ore, copper, gold prospect and Dominion’s Challenger gold mine expansion. For further information on the PACE 2020 and Discovery Drilling contact Miles Davies, General Manager PACE 2020, on miles.davies@sa.gov.aulast_img read more

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Daouda Karaboué ends his career

francekaraboueLNHToulouse One of the most famous goalkeepers in France, of the “les Bleus” and of Toulouse, decided to end his rich career. Tonight Daouda Karaboué played his last game for Toulouse against Cesson-Rennes, which Toulouse unfortunately lost 28-24. However, “Doudou” – born in Abidjan, is definitely going to be remembered due to his numerous awards, medals, trophies. ← Previous Story Lino Cervar to stay in RK Metalurg Skopje Next Story → Luka Zvizej acts Dejan Peric in a movie: “He was like our father and our brother”

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Michael Damgaard extends in Magdeburg Great place for me and my family

The Danish playmaker Michael Damgaard commited his future to SC Magdeburg until 2020! The member of Danish national team came to Germany in 2015 to join the biggest team on the East with huge tradition (two titles of the EHF CL). The 27-years old Olympic winner from Rio 2015, became a vital part of the team from GETEC Arena, so new contract came as conclusion of good partnership.I am very happy to extend contract in Magdeburg, where will stay for three more years. SC Magdeburg with rich tradition, fantastic fans and great home field is the great place for my family – said Michael Damgaard.  ← Previous Story Huge interests for hosting EHF EURO 2022 and 2024 events Next Story → Interesting Swedish Play-Off series

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Infinity Blade is Epics most profitable game

first_imgWhen asked what’s Epic’s most profitable game is, you’d probably respond with Gears of War or Unreal Tournament. Both are sensible answers to give, but the truth may be a little surprising. Epic’s most profitable title is in fact Infinity Blade.In terms of man years versus revenue, the $5.99 iOS game works out more profitable than any other title Epic has developed. It’s not such a ridiculous notion if you think about it, though. The development time for an iPhone game is a lot shorter than making a serious console game such as Gears of War.Inifinity Blade is one of the best looking games on the App Store due to its use of the Unreal Engine. The App Store is also open to a huge audience, and more people own a smartphone or tablet than a current-gen console. Even so, at $5.99 the game has still done well to sell so many copies considering a lot of mobile titles are either free or 99c.Smartphones and tablets are improving at a very fast rate in terms of performance, and gaming is now something everyone is doing on the go, away from a PC or console. That leaves opportunities open for developers to expand their markets and existing IP. It’s a simular story for Facebook games, with developers such as Ubisoft creating spin-off games such as The Sims Social, House M.D Critical Cases and their newest edition, SimCity Social.In stating Infinity Blade is its most profitable game, Epic has made it clear you really can’t ignore mobile gaming if you want to make the most of your engine and IP while bolstering your yearly revenue. With tablets and smartphones continuing to grow in popularity, you can also understand why some are predicting the next round of console hardware could be the last.More at Gamasutralast_img read more

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Pieta House calls for ban on children being admitted to adultonly psychiatric

first_img Nov 29th 2016, 10:26 AM 15 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share49 Tweet Email2 By Cianan Brennan Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)Read: ‘A friend and an ally’ – but Enda Kenny won’t meet Nicola Sturgeon on her two-day visit to DublinRead: ‘I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober’: beating homelessness Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie – (suicide, self-harm) 6,764 Views Pieta House calls for ban on children being admitted to adult-only psychiatric units Founder Joan Freeman wants the government to allow such children to be admitted to private institutions.center_img Tuesday 29 Nov 2016, 10:26 AM National Suicide Helpline 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement) Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org Source: Shutterstock/kung_tomTHE FOUNDER OF suicide charity Pieta House has called on children with mental health issues to be granted access to private institutions.Senator Joan Freeman wants the government to take the action to stop such children from being admitted to adults-only institutions.The charity is pushing for the admission of children to adult-facilities to be banned via legislation, although Freeman  admits that that “will take a year”.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Freeman said that Ireland is “in breach of all international regulations” by allowing the “enormous problem” of children in adult psychiatric units.“The inspector of mental health services has described this as inexcusable, counter-therapeutic and almost custodial,” she said.Freeman says that the fact the 2001 Mental Health Act made no provision for children “was the first problem”.“The second problem is that children today are dealing with very different issues like cyber-bullying, pornography, gambling addiction. If this continues the consequences down the road will be insurmountable.”She claims that by making it illegal to admit children to adult units, the HSE “will be forced to come up with alternatives”.“Legislation will take a year, but there are many immediate things we can look at. Collaboration between private hospitals and the public sector could almost immediately decrease these admissions,” Freeman said.Waiting listThis will decrease the 2,300 children who are on the waiting list and all it requires is a dialogue with intent and the government to draw up a service-level agreement.Freeman bemoaned the fact that one private institution in Ireland had less than six referrals last year, while eight children were sent to England “at a cost of €3 million to our country”.“The government is very good at creating new task forces and new documents with new strategies, and all they do is gather dust. We need to do something practical,” she said.Speaking later on the same programme, Minister for Mental Health Helen McEntee said that the level of admissions of children to adult-only psychiatric units has in fact greatly improved in recent years.“We still have work to do for definite. But in 2008 75% of children were put in inappropriate care. Last year 95% of children were put in appropriate care. So we’ve seen massive improvements in recent years,” she said.Clarifying Freeman’s call for access to be given to children into the State’s private mental health institutions McEntee said that there is “an ongoing conversation between the HSE and the private sector”, but that “a balance needs to be struck with how we improve our own services”.“We are all fishing from the same pool here,” she said.But something I am very conscious of as a minister is that when we are talking about these figures we’re talking about people and their lives, so this is something that cannot wait.If you need to talk, contact: http://jrnl.ie/3108379 Short URL Aware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)last_img read more

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Mr Peanut Is a Hypebeast Now With These Surprisingly Fresh Kicks

first_imgStay on target Tie-in sneakers aren’t a new thing – Adidas’s Dragon Ball line that came out last year were surprisingly dope – but there’s just something so gleefully absurd about Mr. Peanut’s face peeking out from the tongue of these shoes that hits the sweet spot in between irony and true joy. I’m getting a pair and embracing this new era of brand madness. What do we know about Planters? Well, it was founded in Pennsylvania in 1906 by Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici. He came to the States unable to speak English and accidentally got off his train in Wilkes-Barre, where he was taken in by another immigrant family that ran a fruit store. He built his own peanut roaster from scrap parts and from there met partner Mario Peruzzi. The duo build Planters around Obici’s patented method of blanching and skinning the nuts, and the company was sold to Standard Brands in 1960. It’s now owned by the Kraft Heinz food megalith. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have LeakedBest Sneakers of Summer 2019 The Crunch Force 1 is available exclusively at their website until 6:00 PM EST tonight, so if you want to snag a pair you better get cracking.More on Geek.com:Nike x ‘Stranger Things’ Collection Goes Back to the Summer of ’85Adidas Basketball Celebrates ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With ‘Heroes Among Us’ CollaborationNike Kyrie 5 ‘UFO’ Brings Conspiracy Theories to Sneakers It always feels a little weird when brands try to get relatable to the millennials in 2019. Whether it be engaging in memes and banter on social media or redesigning their logos to look like the latest iOS update, there’s just something sort of sad and tryhard about it. But with every rule there must come an exception, and although this pains me to say it, Planters brand peanuts just might have pulled it off by releasing… a limited edition sneaker?Meet the Crunch Force 1, the first footwear option from Planters Peanuts. At a retail price of $170, these certainly aren’t a loss leader designed to get brand awareness up. Instead, they actually seem to be a serious attempt at making a solid sneaker that takes inspiration from the brand’s trade dress. Manufactured in Philadelphia, PA from pebble-grain leather, with accents of suede and a natural gum sole, the shoes were designed by artist Seth Fowler in collaboration with customizer Rich Franklin. The Mr. Peanut mascot was introduced in 1916, created by a schoolboy named Antonio Gentile. Over the years, the design has evolved – his iconic monocle was added shortly after, and over the decades he’s become one of the most iconic advertising mascots in the food industry. Many notable performers have provided his voice, including Bill Hader and Robert Downey Jr. If you’re passing through Suffolk, Virginia, you can find a painted metal statue of him downtown. Over the last year or so, Planters has been making efforts to give the character a little bit of modern relevance, with mixed results.last_img read more

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Pellegrini aiming to do Man City a favour

first_imgManuel Pellegrini wants to end West Ham’s rot against Premier League leaders Liverpool, which would boost the chances of his old club Manchester City in the title race.The Hammers are currently on the run of three consecutive defeats in all competitions and the Chilean manager is focused on ending that poor run.Man City have reduced the gap to within two points of Liverpool after beating Arsenal on Sunday and are aiming to defend their title for the first time in history.“If we win I will be very happy for our club first because we need a good performance against the leaders,” said the Hammers boss ahead of the Monday Night Football clash.“After that, if we can give a hand to Manchester City, it’s not our problem, but of course I am a fan of Manchester City also.”Man City fans will like the sound of this.Manuel Pellegrini has a warning for Liverpool.More here: https://t.co/O5vyk55Xb3 pic.twitter.com/iA1YVSGpDu— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 3, 2019However, Pellegrini feels Liverpool have the edge in the race following their domestic Cup exits and equally fancied the chances of Spurs.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s more easy for the team that is involved in just two competitions, compared to the team that is involved in four,” said the Chilean.“Tottenham? You should never think that a team four or five points behind you are not involved in the title. Of course, they are.“City have to play the final of the Carabao Cup which will suspend a game. If they make the semi-final of the FA Cup, they must suspend another game.“They have midweek with the Champions League, so it’s not easy to compete in all the competitions.“I talked about this four years ago. The major problem was that we were involved in all the competitions. We won one League Cup at that moment.“We then went out of the FA Cup in the quarter-final against Wigan. If we’d continued in that FA Cup, I don’t think we would have been able to play all the games. We didn’t have time to do it.”💙 Manuel Pellegrini still has love for Manchester City.😬 He can do them a big favour on Monday when West Ham face Liverpool! pic.twitter.com/u236WEnsQI— Urbanhacks Sports (@UrbanhacksS) February 4, 2019last_img read more

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Senate Committee Approves Record Infrastructure Funding

first_imgBoth the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee marked up and passed their 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills this week–with the Senate committee sending its $43.77 billion bill, including the largest ever funding level for Corps of Engineers, to the full chamber by a 30-1 vote.Both the House and Senate bills were reported out of committee with bipartisan support. WRDA provides for improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration and other water resource infrastructure.The House and Senate bills can be generally characterized as straightforward reauthorization bills with no significant new programs, policies or funding. There are policy provisions that will continue to move forward with efforts to streamline the project process for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Changes supported by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and enacted in the 2014 and 2016 WRDA bills, have effectively moved up the timeframe for completion of the long-standing backlog of inland waterways projects, including the locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi, Illinois River and Ohio River systems.Of specific interest to ASA, the 2018 House WRDA bill directs the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the current organizational structure of the Corps’ Civil Works function and to identify impediments to efficient project delivery, and then provide recommendations to Congress.The House bill would also move the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) off-budget to allow for full-use of HMTF funds to be used solely for harbor maintenance purposes. This is currently being done gradually through the appropriations process based on an agreement reached in the 2014 WRDA bill, and the House 2018 WRDA bill would cement the agreement into law.The action on the WRDA bills follows recent movement on the FY19 Energy & Water Appropriations bill. The House Appropriations Committee last week passed the FY2019 Energy & Water Appropriations bill with significant increases for waterways infrastructure.The Energy & Water Appropriations bill provides annual funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including the Inland Waterways programs that are priorities for ASA.The House committee approved bill provides overall funding for the Corps of Engineers at $7.3 billion, an increase of $451 million above the FY2018 enacted level. The bill calls for full-use of estimated annual revenues from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) and includes $1.6 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF).The Corps’ Operations & Maintenance (O&M) account received a record-level of $3.8 billion, which is $200 million more than the FY18 enacted level.The next step for the bill is consideration by the full House, which has not yet been scheduled.  The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark-up its Energy & Water bill on Thursday, May 24.last_img read more

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BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Heilind Electronics Receives Amphenol North American Distribution Award

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, was recognized with the Best North American Performance in Distribution award by Amphenol. The award was presented to Heilind executives by Amphenol CEO Adam Norwitt at the company’s annual EDS reception held on May 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the third time in the last four years that Heilind has earned the best distributor in North America for Amphenol, which is one of several honors Heilind received at EDS – including being named the #1 electronics distributor by Bishop & Associates.“This achievement speaks to the strength and depth of our partnership, with Heilind more than doubling the total channel growth,” said Alan Clapp, Vice President of Supplier Business, Heilind Electronics. “To once again be acknowledged amongst Amphenol’s many North American distributors is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to innovation, supply chain integrity and service excellence.”As an authorized distributor for more than two dozen Amphenol divisions, Heilind Electronics is one of the manufacturer’s leading distributors globally.About Heilind ElectronicsHeilind Electronics, Inc. (http://www.heilind.com) is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Follow Heilind on Facebook at facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at twitter.com/Heilind.(NOTE: The above press release is from Heilind Electronics via PRNewswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Voted Best Electronics Distributor Seventh Consecutive TimeIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Honored With American Bright Distribution AwardIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Expands Sensata PartnershipIn “Business”last_img read more

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