Paedophile former priest Eugene Greene dies

first_imgFormer priest Eugene Greene, who pleaded guilty to 41 counts of sexual assault on 26 children in Donegal between 1965 and 1982, died at the end of last year.The news was reported earlier by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.Eugene Greene died before Christmas, but Church authorities were not informed of his death at the time. He was 91 years old. Eugene Greene was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2000, and was set free in 2008.It is not known where he died, but it is understood he was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.It is also understood that that the Raphoe Diocesan Office will be contacting victims of Eugene Greene in the next day or two to inform them of his death.Bishop of Raphoe, Alan Mac Eochagáin, declined to comment to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta at this point. Paedophile former priest Eugene Greene dies was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathFr Eugene GreenepaedophilePriestRaphoelast_img read more

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The Depot — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:1Terrain:2 Location:Massachusetts, United StatesN 42° 16.245 W 071° 15.006 Letterbox HybridGC31DEby Chooch “Miniature” is all relative.If you’re wondering how many model train sets are hidden in the forests of Massachusetts, we can confidently say: probably just one. At least, this is the only one we’ve heard of that’s worth booking the very next flight to Boston for.“The Depot” is one of those geocaches that will surprise and delight geocachers and muggles, the young and the less-young, and locals and visitors alike—although according to the creator, the “official” target population of the model railway is 11-year-olds.We’re not going to spend too much time describing it here—best to simply take in the photos and hear from the creator, username Chooch, himself.The main railway line is about 120 feet long.Chooch says the railway was already in place before the geocache listing was created. In fact, the project started out with just a seed of an idea. “Some twelve years ago I thought it would be neat if I could make my own trail which would connect with woods roads and walking paths into the town forest which abuts our property. In the process of working on the trail I came across a small brook which seemed to cry out for a little dam that would create a small waterfall. Of course there would need to be a bench nearby so that one could sit and listen to the waterfall.”One thing led to another (and another), until eventually the spot had a whole table and sitting area. Perfect, Chooch says, for hosting “four people for cocktails.”Rails wind snake-like through the woods.The inspiration for the model railway came from a train set his daughter placed under her Christmas Tree a few months later. Chooch thought a track of the same proportions would do well outside…and he knew just which outside that would be.“Because of natural elevation changes at the site the obvious construction technique would be to build a trestle to run between the sitting area and the waterfall, which was about 80 feet.” This he did, and added in a few loops and stations along the way. The site came to be known as “Martini Junction”, and a little while later it was listed as a Letterbox Hybrid geocache.The train cars themselves are safely stored in a locked station.Very official signage.Chooch says the train station has been witness to some special moments over the years.“One afternoon, when starting out on our regular walk in the forest, my wife and I noticed what appeared to be a pink ribbon hanging on a tree. Not paying much attention to it we turned to follow the path which leads to the railway. Almost immediately we saw, hanging from a tree limb, the letter ‘R’ neatly cut from foam core, about 12” high and covered in pink paper. Somewhat surprised at this discovery I turned back to find that the pink ribbon, from this vantage was now the letter ‘P’. Puzzled, we continued and soon came upon another letter, this time an ‘O’, and still a little further along the letter ‘M’. Finally as we approached the sitting area there’s a “question mark” hanging from a branch and we saw a young man sitting alone with a bouquet of spring flowers with a rose in the center all wrapped up as a gift.”Chooch and his wife introduced themselves and asked about the tree letters. “He tells us that a young woman is on her way and that he plans to invite her to the prom. Well. I was pretty impressed with all his effort and told him that if things didn’t work out he could take me to the prom.”Chooch with the choo-choos.Luckily, things did work out—at least in the short term that was the Prom. “We ran the train through its paces for them and as they were leaving, I asked the young man what he planned to do with the pink letters. He said he was giving them to the young lady. I noted that he probably didn’t need the ‘question mark’ any more and he was gracious enough to leave it with me. It’s since been added to a growing collection of memorabilia which include thank you notes and numerous drawings of the railroad made by young children who have come on field trips. It was so nice being witness to what seemed to be a little old-fashioned event and to see young people acting like young people.”Without perspective, the tracks could *almost* be life-size.The cache has been found 866 times and garnered 361 favorite points. Parts of the site have expanded without Chooch’s help, as people add objects to create vignettes of their own.Chooch approves of the additions. “Since the railway has reached the limit of its expansion potential the vignettes afford the chance to add to the scene from time to time. A recent addition has been a string of miniature telephone poles sans any wires. This presents as a ‘wireless’ network and even provides a local hot spot.”Chooch is a retired design engineer and built the railway himself, but he isn’t too effusive about how it was constructed. In a previously published article, he wrote, “I realize as I put these words to paper that this story is pretty light on technical details. In truth there is not very much technology involved here. In fact I guess it’s more of a love story and as such may not even be appropriate for the pages of Garden Railways.”But geocaching is all about love, we said, so it’s perfect for here.Martini Junction from the air.Mammoth crossing.Full steam ahead!Chooch, left, demonstrates the railway for a visitor.JiggitySquibs mark their 2000th find at The Depot.A side view of the stations, with the picnic area / cocktail bar in the background.A young geocacher testing out the waterfall and waterwheel.How big is this lookout tower really?A vignette depicting the railway maker himself.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDown, down, down into the underground – Below Above, The Fallen Monarch (GC2GAMT) – Geocache of the WeekApril 3, 2013In “Community”I hope you’re not afraid of the dark. — Antuna Underground (GC2B3BY) — Geocache of the Week Video EditionOctober 2, 2013In “Geocaching with Kids”We’ve Got Urban Geocaching on Lock — QuadLockLog (GC330KJ) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 7, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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Buyer Beware: Dangerous Paint Strippers Are Still Being Sold

first_imgThis post, which was co-authored by Mike Schade, was updated on February 19 to reflect a change in policy at The Home Depot. In 2018, the Natural Resources Defense Council won a wave of commitments from 11 of North America’s largest retailers to ban the sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemicals methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). To see how these retailer policy commitments have been implemented, campaign staff, partner organizations and volunteers are visiting stores across the country to see whether retailers are following through to “mind the store.”RELATED ARTICLESAmazon Will Ban Controversial Paint StrippersEPA Sued Over Inaction on Paint StripperGetting Dangerous Paint Strippers Off the ShelvesAre Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Your Basement? Over the last few weeks, we and our partners visited 42 locations of five major retailers’ stores, all of which had pledged to ban the sale of these harmful products by the end of 2018. We visited stores in 11 states (California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah) and the District of Columbia. The good news: All 12 Lowe’s stores we surveyed no longer had methylene chloride-based paint strippers on store shelves. Four out of 12 stores did carry one NMP-based paint stripper, and when contacted, a company representative pledged to reach out to the stores to remove the products. Lowe’s staff told us that they have issued a “stop sale” for methylene chloride and NMP paint strippers, which prevents these products from ringing up at the register. The NMP-based stripper we found at four stores (Citristrip) has been reformulated to not contain NMP and the old version of the product may have the same barcode as the new one. Therefore, consumers should still read the label closely. Two out of the seven Sherwin-Williams stores visited were still selling methylene chloride-based paint strippers. In response to our inquiry about these products, a Sherwin-Williams spokesperson said that every store would be re-checked on January 18 to ensure all products have been removed. No stores were selling NMP-based paint strippers; the company was not selling NMP-based products this past year. One out of the three Kelly-Moore stores visited was still selling NMP-based paint strippers. We did not identify any methylene chloride-based paint strippers still for sale at the three stores visited. In response to our inquiry about the product containing NMP, a Kelly-Moore spokesperson told us their director of purchasing is resending a memo to all stores reminding them of the company’s commitment and to remove the products from store shelves. The bad news: Across the board, 62% of the stores we visited were still selling methylene chloride and/or NMP paint stripper products. We found the two other retailers whose stores we visited are still intentionally selling their remaining stock of methylene chloride and/or NMP-based paint strippers, despite their pledge to phase out the sale of toxic paint strippers by the end of 2018. This is deeply disappointing. We found: All 11 of The Home Depot stores visited were still selling methylene chloride-based paint strippers. Five out of 11 also sold NMP-based paint strippers. In early January, we also identified both methylene chloride and NMP paint removal products available on The Home Depot website. The company has since removed the methylene chloride products from the website, but there are still at least two NMP products available online. (Since then, the company said it is removing its remaining inventory of methylene chloride and NMP products from store shelves.) Eight out of nine AutoZone stores visited were still selling methylene chloride-based paint strippers. Only one store did not. At five of the stores, we noticed the methylene chloride products were marked for clearance at almost 70% off, which could encourage consumers to unknowingly buy these dangerous products instead of safer ones. No AutoZone stores were selling NMP-based paint strippers. While both The Home Depot and AutoZone indicated that they have stopped purchasing new orders of methylene chloride- and NMP-based paint strippers, corporate staff for each company told us they are continuing to sell their remaining stock. This is out of sync with the public commitments these retailers have made to phase out the sale of methylene chloride and/or NMP products by the end of 2018. Selling off dangerous products, in some cases at a deep discount, is not in the best interests of their customers. While we visited a limited number of stores for each retailer, our store visits suggest this may be a problem for some of these chains. Mom demands action from retailers Lauren Atkins, whose son Joshua died using Rust-Oleum Aircraft Remover, visited stores in her area. She saw the product that killed him being sold for about 70% off at the AutoZone store where he bought it. She also found products containing methylene chloride at her local Home Depot and Sherwin-Williams. Ms. Atkins said: “For the sake of all of your customers you said you valued, and your future customers, please follow through with your commitment to remove the deadly products that contain methylene chloride and NMP from your shelves. The lives of your customers and their loved ones are depending on your commitment.” The longer that retailers continue to sell these products, the greater chance that someone could be harmed. After all, at least four people have died from using these products, including Joshua, since the Trump Administration started dragging its feet on banning these dangerous paint strippers two years ago. How did we get here? In May, in response to our national campaign, Lowe’s became the first major retailer to pledge to ban the sale of toxic paint strippers. This led to a major domino effect. In the following months, Sherwin-Williams, The Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, AutoZone, True Value, PPG, Kelly-Moore Paints, Home Hardware, and Canadian Tire all made similar commitments. These are big victories for our campaign and for public health. We applaud these retailers for stepping up and committing to ban these dangerous products. Their actions are likely saving lives. In contrast, other retailers like Menards and Ace Hardware have failed to make public commitments to ban the products, and the EPA continues to drag its feet on banning these hazardous chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). That’s why Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, Vermont PIRG, and the mothers of two young men who recently died from methylene chloride exposure have filed a lawsuit against Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler and the EPA for their failure to finalize a ban on the use of methylene chloride in paint strippers.  NRDC has also served notice of its intent to file a lawsuit for EPA’s failure to take action required under TSCA. EPA’s own scientists found that methylene chloride and NMP pose health risks to the public, including cancer, harm to the nervous system and to fetal development, and death. According to the EPA, more than 60,000 U.S. workers and 2 million consumers are exposed to methylene chloride and NMP annually. Retailers must follow through on their commitments These retailers must follow through on the commitments they made and immediately pull these dangerous products from store shelves. If they haven’t already, they should also follow Lowe’s lead and issue a “stop sale” so that consumers can’t purchase these harmful products at the register. Over the next few months, we’ll continue to monitor these five retailers’ stores, and plan to visit other retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and True Value to see how they are implementing their policies once they come into effect. We’ll also continue to call on other retailers like Menards and Ace Hardware to join them. This new in-store research underscores why we need federal action and enforcement by the EPA, to ensure that no toxic paint strippers remain on store shelves. In the meantime, consumers should remain vigilant. Until these retailers’ policies are fully implemented and EPA bans these products, consumers should exercise caution when purchasing paint strippers to ensure they don’t contain these dangerous chemicals.  Learn more about safer alternatives.   Sujatha Bergen is the director of health campaigns in the Health and Food Division of the Natural Resources Defense Council. This post originally appeared at the NRDC Expert Blog.last_img read more

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Hopscotch App Aims To Get Both Girls And Boys Interested In Programming

first_imglauren orsini Why You Love Online Quizzes Hopscotch Uses Blocks For The Basics“It teaches kids the fundamental components of programming languages, like branching logic, if/then statements, and variables,” said cofounder Jocelyn Leavitt. “The ideas kids are going to learn using Hopscotch can be used later in other languages like Ruby or Python.”Hopscotch takes complex programming concepts and converts them into colorful blocks, which kids can string into sentences in order to write programs. It’s an open sandbox that’s up to the user’s imagination. Kid testers have come up with games, animations, greeting cards and even a random art generator.“It’s very empowering,” said Leavitt. “One of the things that gets lost in the conversation about learning to code is that it’s actually very satisfying. Kids get to think of anything they want to make, have a plan and actually make it happen.”A Serious Programming Tool?Don’t let the kid-friendly colors and shapes fool you. Eventually, said Leavitt, Hopscotch will be “Turing complete.” That is, it’ll be a full-scale programming language that could, given enough time and storage space, execute any computational routine that any other language would be able to handle.Leavitt said a major inspiration for Hopscotch is Scratch, a browser-based programming language dreamed up by the MIT Media Lab. Hopscotch takes the block system Scratch started with and converts it to a touch-screen format.“Kids really love the iPad,” said Leavitt. “It was the most requested holiday gift in 2012. I feel like in some ways it’s really alluring to have a product that fits on a mobile device.” Related Posts Learning to program can sound like a daunting task even for well-educated adults, much less a kid. But the makers of Hopscotch think it’s easy enough for an eight-year-old, given the right interface.Hopscotch is the first iPad app designed to teach kids how to code. The free app lets budding programmers plan and code their own projects. The beta version of the app launched in Apple’s App Store Tuesday. You Go (Program), GirlFor Leavitt and her cofounder, Samantha John, another mission of Hopscotch is to get girls into programming early. Though they both work in the tech industry now, Leavitt and John didn’t consider programming as a career until after college.“In the tech world we’re constantly getting asked, ‘Why aren’t there more women in tech?’ I think it’s because women don’t get exposed to tech early on,” Leavitt said.“When I went to my family’s Hannukah party and the kids unwrapped their presents, the boys got mainly engineering toys and the girls got pink stuff. It tore my heart. I remember saying to Sam, ‘I wish there were some kind of awesome toy the parents could’ve gotten for the girls that would have exposed them to engineering just as much.’”Ideally, said Leavitt, Hopscotch will fill that void. They’ve worked hard to make Hopscotch unisex, scrapping its original graphics for being too “boyish.”“My favorite story about Hopscotch is when I took it to a classroom, showed it to boys and girls, and asked if they thought it was designed for boys, girls, or both. A boy said, ‘I think it’s universal,’ and a girl said ‘I think it’s for girls.’ That’s exactly what we’re going for.”center_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#developers#education#kids#women in tech How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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Moment of truth

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cone was also quick to dismiss any personal rivalries with his counterpart and downplay coaches’ roles in this beautiful series, which may have seen its bad officiating but is being played with such class by both squads.“I don’t think experience (in Game 7s) counts here,” Cone said. “We’ve had our share of Game 7s, Norman and I, but I’m not sure [our] experience matters there.”This game was what Cone and his gang avoided last season after Justin Brownlee hit that buzzer-beating triple off Allen Durham’s face to end Game 6 that ended an eight-year title wait for the Kings.Ginebra has a 2-1 record in Game 7s, with Cone to handle the Kings in such a game for the first time.Needless to say, this will be the Bolts’ first Game 7.Save for the Game 1 rout scored by the Kings, this series has been as tight as it could be.And no matter which team gets out of this one alive, this series will provide a fitting ending to what has been a very interesting season. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust PLAY LIST 01:41UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust00:50Trending Articles02:05Going ‘nude’: UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Batang Pinoy: Coronel, Taguinod continue swimming dominance with quadruple golds LATEST STORIES Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “He will figure it out and find a way to get back (at us), so…,” Black said, practically admitting that the burden of adjustment also falls on his shoulders despite having some sort of momentum heading into his franchise’s biggest game.“It’s us against the world,” Black said with a chuckle as he recounted the experience of coaching in front of that huge crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeralco pulled off a 98-91 win that necessitated the 7 p.m. rubber match Friday, leading by as large as 20 early before taking the best punches the Gin Kings could throw in the stretch.Black said that he’s been on both ends of a Game 7, as far as his recollection could take him. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I remember winning the last two games against Purefoods and David Thirdkill while I was playing coach (at San Miguel),” he said. “But, I also lost a championship to coach Tim when Alaska won the last two games and we couldn’t hold a 3-2 lead (while coaching Sta. Lucia).”It’s going to be a tall order, Black knows, as he tries to squeeze the best out of his players one more game and gift the franchise its first-ever pro championship.“It’s just really tough to beat Ginebra, they are well-coached and have crowd support,” Black said. “We really had to fight every second to beat them.”Triumphing in Game 6 has some of its perks, especially taking that winning feeling into what many great sportsmen have described as “the best two words in sports.”“We’re where we want to be, ever since the start of the conference,” he said. “We just have to do it one more time and we just have to get it done. One team is going to get it done, for sure, and I hope that it’s us.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE—Minutes after a raucous celebration died down, just when a Game 7 in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals had been forged, Meralco coach Norman Black was quick to plant his feet back on earth and tell the media that the kind of opposition he’s up against is not at all lost on him.“One thing I know about coach Tim (Cone) is that you can’t do anything twice (to him), that’s for sure,” Black said with a straight face when asked if his Bolts could pull out the same dominant game they did on Wednesday night’s Game 6, where an all-time record crowd of 53,642 made its noisy presence felt all night at Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham defender Ben Davies: I know all about Cardiff

first_imgTottenham defender Ben Davies: I know all about Cardiffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham defender Ben Davies says he knows all about today’s opponents Cardiff City.A Swansea boy until his move to Spurs in 2014, the now 25-year-old has played in South Wales derbies opposite Cardiff for as long as he can remember.”It probably has been that long!” smiled Davies as it was put to him that he would have been as young as eight years old when he first took to a football pitch against Cardiff.“Swansea-Cardiff is obviously a derby so I’ve been playing them for years really, but I’ve only played a couple of times against them professionally so I’m looking forward to this one.“They were regular fixtures when I was younger, we played against them a lot but as far as memories go… it’s one of those things in youth football where some days you win, some days you don’t, but we won a Welsh Youth Cup final against them at Under-18 level which was a nice feeling.“For me, there’s obviously that Swansea-Cardiff rivalry but also playing for Wales… I’ve played there (at the Cardiff City Stadium) loads of times now and always got a good reception from the Welsh fans, but I’m not too sure what reception I’ll get after being at Spurs for quite a while now!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2019 – THE COMPLETE LIST

first_imgBEST PICTURE“Black Panther”“BlacKkKlansman”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“The Favourite”“Green Book”“Roma”“A Star Is Born”“Vice”ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEAmy Adams, “Vice”Marina de Tavira, “Roma”Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”Emma Stone, “The Favourite”Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEMahershala Ali, “Green Book”Adam Driver, “BlackKKlansman”Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”Sam Rockwell, “Vice”FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM“Capernaum”“Cold War”“Never Look Away”“Roma”“Shoplifters”DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)“Black Sheep”“End Game”“Lifeboat”“A Night at the Garden”“Period. End of Sentence.”DOCUMENTARY FEATURE“Free Solo”“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”“Minding the Gap”“Of Fathers and Sons”“RBG”ORIGINAL SONG“All The Stars” – “Black Panther”“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – “Mary Poppins Returns”“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”ANIMATED FEATURE FILM“Incredibles 2”“Isle of Dogs”“Mirai”“Ralph Breaks the Internet”“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”ADAPTED SCREENPLAY“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”“BlacKkKlansman”“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”“If Beale Street Could Talk”“A Star Is Born”ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY“First Reformed”“Green Book”“Roma”“The Favourite”“Vice”ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLEChristian Bale, “Vice”Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLEYalitza Aparicio, “Roma”Glenn Close, “The Wife”Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”DIRECTORSpike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”Adam McKay, “Vice”PRODUCTION DESIGN“Black Panther”“The Favourite”“First Man”“Mary Poppins Returns”“Roma”CINEMATOGRAPHY“Cold War”“The Favourite”“Never Look Away”“Roma”“A Star Is Born”COSTUME DESIGN“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”“Black Panther”“The Favourite”“Mary Poppins Returns”“Mary Queen of Scots”SOUND EDITING“A Quiet Place”“Black Panther”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“First Man”“Roma”SOUND MIXING“Black Panther”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“First Man”“Roma”“A Star Is Born”ANIMATED SHORT FILM“Animal Behaviour”“Bao”“Late Afternoon”“One Small Step”“Weekends”LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM“Detainment”“Fauve”“Marguerite”“Mother”“Skin”ORIGINAL SCORE“Black Panther”“BlacKkKlansman”“If Beale Street Could Talk”“Isle of Dogs”“Mary Poppins Returns”VISUAL EFFECTS“Avengers: Infinity War”“Christopher Robin”“First Man”“Ready Player One”“Solo: A Star Wars Story”FILM EDITING“BlacKkKlansman”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“Green Book”“The Favourite”“Vice”MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING“Border”“Mary Queen of Scots”“Vice” Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Woodland caribou wont get federal protection Kent

first_imgAPTN National NewsFederal Environment Minister Peter Kent won’t be issuing an emergency order to protect the woodland caribou despite a judge’s order that Kent should do so.  Last July, Federal Court Justice Peter Crampton ordered Kent to revisit his decision not to issue an emergency order to protect the caribou.Kent refused.Environmental lawyers filed a request with the court last week to force the minister to comply with the judge’s ruling.Kent is still refusing, but this time he’s explaining why.Kent says the “the species does not face an imminent threat to survival at this time.”The caribou are being forced out from large parts of their range, especially in Alberta’s tar sands region.last_img

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John Wall Eyes January Return Return To Relevance

John Wall has missed the entire wretched season so far of the Washington Wizards because of a knee injury. Hurt more has been Wall’s professional pride.The 2010 No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft hardly is mentioned among the top point guards in the league anymore, and that eats at him — and inspires him.“If you look at the list of the point guards of the future, I’m not up there,” Wall told YahooSports. “That gives more motivation to me when I get back to show the NBA what I really have to give to the league. They will respect me again. Everybody will see. I won’t do the talking. I will let my game do the talking.”Wall said based on how he has felt recently (no pain after three consecutive up-tempo workouts) that he should return to the lineup in January. He averaged 16.3 points, eight assists and 4.5 rebounds last year in the lockout-shortened season.As a rookie, he was sidelined a dozen games for knee and foot injuries, but was the MVP of the rookie vs. sophomore challenge during NBA all-star weekend. Sill, he told YahooSports that he played through injuries to not let his team down, but playing injured limited his mobility and put himself at further risk.“There is no reason to force myself back and re-injure myself and have another setback where I don’t start next season or I got to miss next season,” Wall said. “I’m just taking my time.“If I play 20 games, I just go out there and play them. I’m not giving up on my team and they’re not giving up on me. They know I’m working hard to try to get back.”Watching from the bench with a stress injury to his left patella in general and his team struggling (league-worse 3-23)  in particular has been learning for Wall, he told YahooSports.“I always love the game, but you respect the game more when you can’t play,” Wall said. “I have never been injured before seriously. I’m watching every point guard that comes in and what they’re doing and how teams are doing against my team and what I can do when I get back.“When I feel like I can run and do everything like I used to, cut, jump like I used to, run fast like I used to (I will return). And I feel like I am getting closer and closer to those steps.” read more

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