Chelsea ace Kante: Do I cheat at cards? Well…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace N’Golo Kante insists his reputation of being a card shark is overblown!Kante has been mercilessly teased for the way he plays cards when away with the France squad.But the World Cup winner has joked the accusations are unfair.”On cards, when you’re in complicated situations, you use little strategies and that’s what I did from time to time. That’s why I was called a cheater,” said Kante.”They are not entirely right because I’m not the only one to have done it but they are not wrong…” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 11: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks up at the scoreboard as his coaches send in plays in the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan State 48-3. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is a couple of days into paid administrative leave at Ohio State. The Buckeyes placed the head coach on leave on Wednesday night following the report by college football insider Brett McMurphy.Meyer, according to the report, was actually aware of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith back in 2015.The Ohio State head coach has since released a statement, saying he was aware but reported everything, following protocol.“Unfortunately, at Big Ten Media days on July 24, I failed on many of these fronts,” he said in his statement. “My intention was not to say anything inaccurate or misleading. However, I was not adequately prepared to discuss these sensitive personnel issues with the media, and I apologize for the way I handled those questions.”Meyer added:“Here is the truth: While at the University of Florida, and now at The Ohio State University, I have always followed proper reporting protocols and procedures when I have learned of an incident involving a student-athlete, coach or member of our staff by elevating the issues to the proper channels. And, I did so regarding the Zach Smith incident in 2015. I take that responsibility very seriously and any suggestion to the contrary is simply false.”Ohio State’s football team, meanwhile, is a couple of weeks away from beginning its season. How long is Meyer expected to be on leave?Yahoo! Sports spoke to a lawyer who believes the investigation could take about two weeks.From the report:One lawyer estimated perhaps two weeks as a reasonable timeline, but much of that could hinge on whether Ohio State brings in an outside firm.We’re about four days into the process. The Buckeyes announced the full details of Meyer’s investigation on Thursday night.Urban Meyer has been at Ohio State since 2012. There are some who believe he’ll be fired and others who think he’ll be staying put.It looks like we could have another week or so before learning a final decision.
How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide Editors’ Recommendations 8 of the Coolest Ice Cream Parlors in the World Luxury $1,500 Ice Maker Promises Perfectly Clear Spheres It’s hard to talk up a cooler. Portable ice chests have been around since Coleman first popularized them in the ’50s, providing us with a means of keeping our beverages cold when we’re hitting the swell or participating in some post-picnic badminton. We’ve seen various iterations over the years — remember the Coolest Cooler? — but sometimes a radical redesign isn’t what we want. Meet the Ice Mule ($120).The minimalist Ice Mule isn’t going to blow you away with features or over-the-top frills. Its appeal lies within its ultra-portable design–one that’s intended to be strapped to your back instead of trailing slowly behind you on a rugged set of wheels in the dirt. The developers took a cue from the traditional dry bag concept, outfitting the floating bag with welded seems and a ventilated pack system that provides comfort when you need it most. The 5.5-pound bag is constructed of 1000 denier tarpaulin fabric, which ensures its durability and strength in the long run, with seams rated at 65 pounds and foolproof seal intended to keep ice in and air out.The Ice Mule is still a cooler, though. It’s designed to keep its contents cold for up to 24 hours thanks to its double-layered shell and set of insulating foam; and furthermore, you can roll the entire pack up for quick storage in the bundled stuff sack in a matter of seconds. It’s also available in a bevy of welcome storage offerings, ranging from 20 to 40 liters in size, even if it is only available in a single color. Nonetheless, there’s something to be said about a leak-proof design that’s just as simple as it is convenient — so long as you have something to fill it with. That’s what our “Swill” column is for.Check out the main Ice Mule website for more information, to make a purchase, or to browse the company’s notable selection of high-performance coolers. 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go The Best Backpack Coolers for Keeping Drinks Cold on Your Adventures
6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts For this week’s Worn Out Wednesday, we hear from Luis Nico Morales, founder of The Ensign, the one-stop-shop for all things menswear. Morales gives us the scoop on his background, career, and personal style. I’m a California boy through and through. I grew up in Southern California, and attended college in Northern California. I spent my twenties in San Francisco and Los Angeles pursuing various creative endeavors and being in the center of cultural movements. I studied cinema, wrote scripts and plays, DJ’d parties and events, and started a band all in my twenties. At that time, my focus was mainly on pursuing my passions, which also happened to include working in fashion for a few brands in LA.In 2010, I decided to shift focus and relocated to New York to hone in on my career and future. After six years working on menswear at Ralph Lauren, my business partner Jason Wagg and I began to lay the initial foundation for THE ENSIGN. Initially, we were focused on starting a modern menswear brand, but quickly realized there wasn’t really a platform that focused specifically on US emerging menswear designers or luxury products made in the US. We realized there was a gap in the market and that there was an opportunity to target guys who were interested in investing in the narrative and success of emerging designers and innovative product.As far as my own person style is concerned, being a retailer really helps with keeping the closet full. Here are a few of my favorites.Jeans: I am partial to AGOLDE jeans, particularly from the new ASAP Ferg collaboration. The fits, fabrics, and washes are just premium. Plus we’re just fans of Jerome Dahan in general, both as a businessman and designer. The man knows denim.Shirts: I’m still an absolute sucker for Thom Browne button ups. They have already reached iconic status, and a truly luxury item made in the US.Pants: I absolutely love Garciavelez Nomad Pants. They have all the elements of a trouser but the cuff bottoms give it a slight edge.Suits: I’m not really a suit guy anymore, but I’ve got a lot of love for David Hart suits. The fit is modern, colors and patterns are bold, and they are designed and produced in the US.Shoes: Definitely the New Balance 1978 editions. They are great for either a casual or a dressier look (with our Nomad pants).Accessories: Title of Work is a new favorite of mine for men’s accessories. They create beautiful and inventive ties, rings, necklaces, etc in their studio in New York. The tie adorned in emerald beetle wings is worth the price of admission alone.Outerwear: Deveaux New York has been making some beautiful outerwear as of late. Their jackets are stylish and luxurious. I want all of their leathers and suedes.Favorite cologne: Tobacco by CB I Hate Perfume. The fragrances are designed by award-winning olfactory artist, Christopher Brosius and available at his gallery/store in Brooklyn.Favorite app: Headspace for a bit of a break from the daily demands. For work, Slack, more out of necessity than anything.Favorite piece of technology: It’s still my iPhone, but hey at least it’s an iPhone 7.Next style/gear purchase: A Leather Flight Jacket from Deveaux New York. This thing gives me the mouth drool emoji effect. How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Editors’ Recommendations
Jerusalem: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that Germany’s warning to Jews on the dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap were a “capitulation to anti-Semitism” and evidence Jews were unsafe there. Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism, Felix Klein, said in an interview published Saturday he “cannot advise Jews to wear the kippah everywhere all the time in Germany,” due to increasing anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish attacks there. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Rivlin said Klein’s remarks “shocked” him, and while appreciating the German government’s “commitment to the Jewish community,” accused it of bowing to those targeting Jews in Germany. “Fears about the security of German Jews are a capitulation to anti-Semitism and an admittance that, again, Jews are not safe on German soil,” he said. “We will never submit, will never lower our gaze and will never react to anti-Semitism with defeatism — and expect and demand our allies act in the same way,” he said. Anti-Semitic crimes rose by 20 per cent in Germany last year, according to interior ministry data which blamed nine out of 10 cases on the extreme right. Klein, whose post was created last year, said that while the far-right was to blame for the vast majority of anti-Semitic crime, some Muslims were also influenced by watching certain television channels “which transmit a dreadful image of Israel and Jews”.
Darjeeling: About 300 odd tourists stranded in Lachen and in other parts of North Sikkim owing to the roads being cut off, are reportedly safe. Incessant heavy rainfall has triggered numerous landslides in North Sikkim affecting communications.An administrative source stated that as it would take three to four days to open up the roads, it has been decided to evacuate the stranded tourists by transshipment (whereby they will have to cross the affected areas on foot). Six Sikkim National Transport buses have reached Chungthang for the transshipment of the tourists. The Lachen road is blocked in three to four places owing to landslides. The stranded tourists have to walk from Lachen to the Chatten. From Chungthang the tourists will be ferried to Gangtok in the SNT buses. All tour operators have been asked to send vehicles to pick tourists from Chungthang on Thursday. Raj Kumar Yadav, the District Collector, North district on Wednesday visited the affected areas to take stock of the situation and to oversee the evacuation of tourists. Work is on to restore public connectivity at Mantam on a war footing. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaIf weather conditions improve the tourists will be evacuated from Thursday. Army, Indo Tibet Border Police, GREF, Police and the District Administration are coordinating the evacuation including the transshipment. Members of the Travel Agents Association of Sikkim (TAAS) have also visited the affected area. Food and lodging of the stranded tourists are being provided free of cost at Lachen. Power supply and mobile connectivity has been badly affected thereby cutting off these regions completely. Anxious family members have not been able to contact the stranded tourists in these parts owing to break down in cellular network and power. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersPermits to tourists to visit Lachen and Dzongu in North Sikkim will only be issued when conditions improve and normalcy returns. However tourists will be issued permits for Lachung only from Thursday. As per the Met office the rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours (till 8:30am Wednesday) was 140mm at Sankalan; 70mm at Mangan and 50mm at Chungthang. The weather forecast is rain and thundershowers in North Sikkim on Thursday. On June 17 a cloudburst was reported in upstream Chungthang in North Sikkim. Logs, debris and muddy water clogged the Teesta Stage 5 dam at Dikchu after which residents of Singtam and Rangpo towns in the East District of Sikkim living on the river banks were shifted to safer grounds. An alert had been sounded. The situation has improved considerably with the water level having receded.
TORONTO – Toronto is opening two emergency reception centres to deal with an influx of refugee claimants, less than a week after the mayor warned that the current system was nearly at capacity.Beginning Thursday, Toronto will temporarily house refugee claimants and new arrivals in 400 beds at the Centennial College Residence and Conference Centre in the city’s east end.And the city says it will also begin using 400 beds at Humber College in the west end to house refugee claimants as of June 1.Last Friday, Mayor John Tory said the city would have to take emergency measures if the federal and Ontario governments didn’t act to relieve the growing pressure refugee claimants are putting on the city’s shelter system.The city said the province facilitated the availability of the college dormitories and has committed up to $3 million in Red Cross staffing costs as part of an anticipated $6.3 million total cost of operating the sites for the next 75 days.These contingency sites will only be available until early August, when the rooms will be required for returning students.At that time, the city’s emergency protocol may require the use of municipal facilities, including active City community centres, to relocate refugee claimants in Toronto and accommodate new arrivals, officials said.The city says 368 refugee claimants have entered Toronto’s shelter system since April 19.At the current rate of arrivals, the city projects that refugee claimants will represent nearly 54 per cent of Toronto’s shelter population by November.“We have triggered our emergency protocol to help these families in their time of need, with some support from the government of Ontario, but require the federal government to take immediate steps to permanently relieve this unprecedented pressure on the city’s shelter system,” Tory said Wednesday.James Kilgour, who directs Toronto’s office of emergency management, said Wednesday that the city’s shelter system has reached its capacity to accommodate new arrivals and it has activated a protocol to secure contingency housing sites and Red Cross staffing support.“This is part of the city’s compassionate and co-ordinated approach to dealing with unprecedented events and emergency situations,” Kilgour said.
As millions around the world raise their voices to celebrate women’s achievements on International Women’s Day March 8th, Vital Voices will pay tribute to co-founder the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, honor Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan for her work on women, girls and refugees, and recognize four visionary women who are engaged in the most urgent issues of our time.Since 2002, Vital Voices has shined a spotlight on women who innovate, taking the road less traveled. Their voices are resounding and clear. In the face of adversity, they don’t step down, look away or watch from the sidelines. They innovate, they cross lines that divide. They lead. They create the world they imagine and drive transformation in their communities and beyond, improving the world for us all.What: 16th Annual Global Leadership AwardsWho: Speakers and Special Guests The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton; Kay Bailey Hutchison, Former U.S. Senator from TexasBeth Brooke-Marciniak, EY Global Vice Chair of Public Policy;Donna Langley, Chairwoman, Universal PicturesGary Muto, President & CEO of ANN brands; Alyse Nelson, President & CEO, Vital Voices Global PartnershipMary Robinson, Former President of Ireland; Deborah Rutter, President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsAmb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and SecurityDiane von Furstenberg, Fashion designer;HonoreesHer Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan (Global Trailblazer Award);Ariela Suster (Economic Empowerment Award);ElsaMarie D’Silva (Light of Freedom Award);Nadia Bushnaq (Human Rights Award);Senior Chief Theresa Kachindamoto (Leadership in Public Life Award)When: March 8, 2017 (International Women’s Day) at 8:00 PMWhere: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Eisenhower TheaterRSVP: For more information, or for credentialed members of the media who would like to RSVP, contact Katherine O’Hearn: 917.885.4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows that while a decades-long eradication drive had slashed opium production in South-East Asia, cultivation in Myanmar has risen by nearly 30 per cent this year.Presenting the 2007 report on opium cultivation in South-East Asia, UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said that while the so-called Golden Triangle – comprising Laos, Myanmar and Thailand – is no longer a major supplier of opium, the situation in Myanmar is “extremely alarming.”Thailand has been opium-free for almost 20 years and Laos has cut opium production by 94 per cent in less than a decade, according to the report.At the same time, opium cultivation rose by 29 per cent – and production by 46 per cent – in 2007 in Myanmar, thereby solidifying the country’s position as the world’s second largest opium producer after Afghanistan.The report revealed that opium cultivation is highly concentrated in one area of the Myanmar, namely South and East Shan states, which accounts for 90 per cent of all opium grown in the country, Mr. Costa said.In addition, there has been a “dangerous switch” in drug production away from opium to a significant increase in methamphetamines which lead to greater profits than that generated by opium.He called for strengthening controls to prevent precursors from getting into Myanmar and for more forceful anti-corruption measures.It is also important for the international community to assist farmers so they can find alternative sources of income and thus abandon opium production, he added. 10 October 2007A report released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) shows that while a decades-long eradication drive had slashed opium production in South-East Asia, cultivation in Myanmar has risen by nearly 30 per cent this year.
In addition to assaulting aid convoys, there were three rocket attacks against UN facilities in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, and public threats made against UN staff. “These attacks must stop – they are preventing us from reaching those families who need our help the most,” Hassan Elhag, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) office in Herat, told reporters. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) last year lost 410 tons of food – valued at around $350,000 – to attacks on aid convoys and looting by criminal gangs. Despite difficulties WFP said it had already delivered over 500 tons of food to those families most in need while the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are continuing to deliver warm clothing, shelter and heating to help families cope with frigid temperatures. By the end of 2007, humanitarian actors in Afghanistan were operating under much tighter security restrictions, owing to insecurity on the ground. According to UNAMA, the restrictions were curtailing the efforts of the UN and its partners to deliver essential supplies to those who need it most during the country’s harsh winter season. “In the coming months we need to reach around 4 million vulnerable Afghan people across the country with over 14,000 tons of essential food,” Mr. Elhag stated. “Without safe passage for our staff and convoys these people will suffer.” “We need all parties to recognise that the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people must come first, above fighting and above politics,” he added. 5 February 2008United Nations officials in Afghanistan have called for an immediate halt to attacks against aid workers trying to assist vulnerable communities with food, medicine and warm clothing amid recent heavy snowfall and a rise in food prices.
Seeking to draw up a global balance sheet of the United Nations battle against HIV/AIDS, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today held his first annual consultations with his special envoys dealing with the pandemic on a regional basis as well as with Peter Piot, Executive Director of the joint UN programme on the disease (UNAIDS).Mr. Annan saw the meeting as an opportunity for the four envoys – who deal with AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and Africa – to assess the situation in their respective regions, including the performance of the UN and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a UN spokesman said. The Secretary-General told the envoys at the closed-door meeting that AIDS is a priority issue for the UN system, and for him personally, and stressed the envoys’ value in reaching out to countries as they respond to the AIDS epidemic.The meeting came a day after Mr. Annan hosted a summit of executives from the worldwide media at UN Headquarters in New York, where the media leaders made major commitments towards expanding public knowledge and understanding about HIV/AIDS.The envoys at today’s meetings were George Alleyne for Latin America and the Caribbean; Lars Kellings for Eastern Europe; Stephen Lewis for Africa; and Nafis Sadik for Asia and the Pacific.
Air Canada reports $300-million Q2 profit, up from $186 million a year ago by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 1, 2017 4:34 am MDT Last Updated Aug 1, 2017 at 4:53 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Air Canada (TSX:AC) says it earned a record second-quarter profit of $300 million, up from $186 million a year ago.The airline says the profit amounted to $1.08 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30 compared with a profit of 66 cents per diluted share in the second quarter of 2016.On an adjusted basis, Air Canada says it earned $215 million or 78 cents per diluted share for the quarter, up from $203 million or 72 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue totalled $3.91 billion for the three-month period, up from nearly $3.46 billion a year ago, as it increased capacity and saw traffic grow by 13.6 per cent.Air Canada said its cost per available seat mile increased 0.5 per cent from the second quarter of last year, however it fell on an adjusted basis by 3.5 per cent compared with last year.That was better than the decrease of 1.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent that had been forecast earlier this year. An Air Canada flight makes its final approach as it lands at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Sept. 30, 2004. Air Canada is apologizing to a Prince Edward Island family after the airline bumped a 10-year-old boy from a flight. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Badger kept good company in Niagara-on-the-Lake. With Boomer from the left are Victoria Vansickle, Jemma Le Sauvage, Kelsey Kavanagh and Madeline Van Hemert.Another weekend, another happy Santa Claus Parade.With their appearance in the Niagara-on-the-Lake parade last Saturday (Dec 13), the Brock University float and its goodwill volunteers wrapped up another season of helping Niagara kids from two to 92 get into the holiday spirit.About 20 Brock students, staff and faculty turned out for the NOTL event, which traditionally caps off Christmas parade season in Niagara and lets people start serious holiday preparations.On previous weekends, Boomer and the Brock crew participated in parades in St. Catharines and Thorold.
The most interesting match of the VELUX EHF Champions League Round 1 was the clash between Orlen Wisla Plock and THW Kiel 33:34 decided in the last seconds by Filip Jicha.That is an opinion of HAndball-Planet.com visitors who voted in our Poll:The best match of EHF CL Round 1? Wisla Plock – THW Kiel (52%, 215 Votes)RK Vardar – FC Barcelona (45%, 187 Votes)PSG – Dinamo Minsk (2%, 7 Votes)Rhein Neckar Lowen – Motor (1%, 4 Votes)Total Voters: 413 ← Previous Story Croatian city of Split becomes handball center – Youth and Beach handball project on the way! Next Story → HANDBALL BOMB: KASI IS BACK TO GIVE AG COPENHAGEN “SECOND LIFE”! Filip Jichahandballhandball tvWisla TV
Via Drama Fever BlogLots of TV shows are mad for us to use the hashtag they’ve thrown on screen and many of us have used Twitter and Facebook in conjunction with watching a show.It can be very entertaining, especially the creative ways in which people can take apart whatever reality TV we’re all glued to of an evening.But also it can be exhausting.TV is supposed to be our escape from the pressures of everyday life, not an excuse to chat a bunch of people online.Sometimes we don’t want to “get social” we just want to curl up in ball and silently weep as a young boy and his dog tell their story on Britain’s Got Talent.2. Missing out on things while walking down the streetImage via ShutterstockWe all like to grab a quick look out our phone while roaming the streets and perhaps do a good “Just out walking here peeps, lol” tweet but what if we’re missing out something nice that isn’t on our phone screen?What if the sun is shining but we’re too busy with Vine to notice?What if a puppy runs up to us looking for affection and we’re retweeting so much we miss it?Or, what if the most beautiful person in the world approaches and demands that you marry them and you are so wrapped up in seeing what photos Kim Kardashian likes on Instagram that you ignore them?This is terrifying.3. Your food goes cold You could argue that the obsession with posting pictures of our food means that we will only ever cook things that look nice and can rake in the likes and in a roundabout way we’re eating better than ever.But what if you spent so much time trying to get the filters on your picture of your latest dish to look right that your food went cold?We could be ruining our dinners forever.4. Forever posingKarel Navarro/AP/Press Association ImagesSelfies are all the rage now, from the standard “pout in the bathroom mirror with your girlies” one on a night out to the forever cringe inducing “OMG I’M SO TIRED HERE IS A PIC OF ME IN BED CURLED UP WI ME PILLOH XxXxX” shots.The downside to our social media selife obsession is that we are forever posing and pouting at every given opportunity.If you are say, a model and your job is to look hot professionally than we get this but the rest of us are going to tire ourselves with all the constant duckfaces and attempts at being beautiful.We should leave it to the professionals.5. All concerts are forever ruinedHussein Malla/AP/Press Association ImagesIf you go to any big music festival or concert the dreaded sea of phones and cameras is an unfortunate part of the experience.We reckon social media plays a big part and adds to the peer pressure to talk about the experience via your phone as opposed to watching the gig.If the gig your at is “going off” as much as you say then you should be too busy dancing non-stop to tweet about it.Yet if we don’t post on social media about it, how will people know we enjoyed it?The dilemma of it all.6. Life is a never ending status updateHBO/Zuma/allaction.co.uk /EMPICS EntertainmentThe worst thing about constantly tweeting etc is that all the imaginary tweets and Facebook status updates you write in your head.It is a bit like having a narrator in your head constantly throwing out irritating one liners, as if the Carrie Bradshaw voiceover from Sex and the City has taken up permanent residence in your brain.Very difficult.7. HashtagsYou have to constantly engage with them, you have to think about the right places to use them (hint: not Facebook) and you have to cope with people using them in actual, day-to-day conversation.Jaysus.8. A dodgy sleep patternImage via ShutterstockWe’ve all had the bright idea to read an article on our phone in bed, then tweet the link so people can read it and then being on some kind of social media app while lying in bed.Then when you finally put your phone away you can’t sleep because you have the sound of a trillion tweets flooding around your head.9. You don’t talk to your actual friends.Image via ShutterstockYou can’t beat the thrill of getting to hang out with your best mates or significant other for some quality time.And by quality time we mean taking your phones out and checking your Facebook while your friend tries to get to the next level of Candy Crush Saga.We now seem to be spending more time on our phones than talking to our friends when we see them in person but who cares did you see what Rihanna just put on Instagram?10. Fighting with strangersImage via ShutterstockThe healthy debate that came from Facebook and Twitter postings can be very enjoyable whether you compare favourite restaurants in your area or debate the finer points of an episode of Mad Men.But realistically most of our time on social media is spent arguing with strangers, who will never agree with us all while trying to convey your tone and point to someone who probably has no interest in listening to you.It is exhausting yet we do it every day.Imagine if we were this aggressive with people in face to face conversations.You’d never leave the house.11. Everyone knows your businessImage via ShutterstockNowadays you don’t have to catch up with people when you see them about where they’ve gone for dinner recently, how they are and other pleasantries because they’ve put it all on the internet.Then you realise that you’ve done the same.Before we all FaceInstaTwitterGrammed ourselves to bits you could easily spend whole days without letting everyone know where you had just checked into or what your plans for the day were.We were all a good bit more mysterious and probably better off.You know when celebrities complain in hour long tell-all interviews with say, Oprah about how weird it is that everyone knows your business?That’s how we feel, except Oprah doesn’t want to talk to us about it.Awful.11 gross things you may have eaten for fun as a kid>Is this the most thoughtful birthday present ever?> A NEW STUDY has found that American college students are spending 12 hours a day engaging with media including using social media, watching TV and listening to music.Whichever way you break that down that’s a lot of time to spending on social media and we reckon it’s not just those college students that have a problem.Having thought about it, we reckon that social media isn’t all chatting with your mates and sharing funny tweets.It could also be ruining your life in some slightly scary ways, here are just some of them:1. You can never properly enjoy a TV show
France : l’obésité et le surpoids en recul chez les enfantsFrance – Si l’on en croit les résultats de l’enquête de la Drees (statistiques des ministères sociaux), la fréquence du surpoids et de l’obésité chez les jeunes enfants aurait reculé.Le surpoids et l’obésité, qui touchaient 14,4% des jeunes enfants entre 1999 et 2000, n’en touchent plus que 12,1% entre 2005 et 2006. Une baisse que le ministère de la Santé considère comme importante, même s’il tient à préciser que “la prévalence du surpoids et de l’obésité chez l’enfant, si elle demeure encore trop élevée, est l’une des plus faibles des pays industrialisés”.Pour autant, tous les enfants ne sont pas égaux devant cette baisse, puisqu’elle a été moins significative chez ceux résidant en zone d’éducation prioritaire. Une information qui montre bien les inégalités entre enfants en fonction de leurs origines sociales. Des différences qui sont également géographiques, puisque l’AFP révèle que si les Pays de la Loire comptent peu d’enfants en surpoids, la région Île-de-France en compte plus que la moyenne. La lutte contre l’obésité continue et doit se poursuivre dans l’ensemble des foyers. Une activité physique est alors fortement recommandée, et à préférer aux jeux vidéo.Le 23 septembre 2010 à 11:55 • Emmanuel Perrin
On Monday, the Vancouver Police Department identified Ken Suvada as the officer who fired at a suspect who attempted to flee, almost running Suvada over, before crashing his car into another vehicle.Suvada was at the scene, around 11:15 a.m. near the Walgreens at 2521 Main St., to assist a Washington State Department of Corrections officer who spotted a wanted subject.When officers contacted the man, he attempted to hit Suvada while backing out with his car, according to police. Suvada opened fire and dodged the vehicle. According to police, the suspect then fled in his car and hit another vehicle, which had two occupants, at East 16th Street and Broadway. The suspect then crashed into the nearby Not Too Shabby boutique, a business at the corner.Responding officers apprehended the man as he attempted to run away. The police said the man remained hospitalized Monday for non-life threatening injuries. Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the police won’t release information on the suspect, or pending charges, until he’s out of the hospital and booked.Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said the corrections officer was out and about, and spotted the man, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Working Families published the 2017 Modern Families Index in January. This found that one in five parents and carers who are working full time are putting in five extra weeks a year, the equivalent of their annual holiday allowance, in unpaid work. They are stressed and burnt out. Disappointingly, over 40% of working parents and carers we spoke to have felt the need to bend the truth to their employer about family life conflicting with work. Nearly half would not feel confident talking to their employer about placing boundaries around work. Unsurprisingly, over a third feel resentful toward their employer about their work-life balance.If this is how they are feeling, how can they best be supported in the workplace, not least so they are motivated and engaged? It is vital that employers create a ‘safe’ environment where parents and carers feel confident talking about work-life issues without worrying that it will create a negative impression.Viable options for flexible working are key. We must move beyond flexibility as ‘exceptional’, an unwelcome imposition that hinders getting the job done. A healthy dose of realism when it comes to what can be done in the hours available is crucial. Managers should ensure work is designed in a way that helps both employers and employees find a good work-life fit. Kirstie Axtens is head of employer services at Working Families
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida teen was killed after being struck by a car.The 16-year-old boy was hit while crossing the street near 114th Avenue and Pines Boulevard, in Pembroke Pines, Monday night.The teen was pronounced dead on the scene.Officials are investigating the collision, but no charges have been filed against the driver.If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images With a few minutes to go before Telsa’s quarterly earnings call ended, Elon Musk surprised investors with news that chief financial officer Deepak Ahuja will be leaving the company, Reuters reports.He will be replaced by Zach Kirkhorn, Tesla’s current vice president of finance. The news caused stocks to drop by as much as 5.9 percent in late trading, even as the earnings call promised lower prices of its Model 3 sedan and a new Model Y version.It’s not the first time in recent months the electric car maker has seen high profile departures. Last September saw both chief accounting officer Dave Morton and head of human resources Gabrielle Toledano leaving to similar effect on Wall Street, with shares tanking by as much as 10 percent then.All is not doom and gloom. The company did say that it’s possible it will post a profit in the first quarter of this year. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 52 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio. Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 18 Photos Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 50 Photos 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow More From Roadshow Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 69 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 68 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 81 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 49 Photos Share your voice 0 26 Photos Car Industry 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Comments 4 10 Photos 71 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 12 Photos