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first_imgThe German U Boat fleet surrendered at Lisahally port in May 1945THIS weekend marks the 71st anniversary of the U boat surrender at Lisahally – a local event of significant international importance and major turning point of the Second World War, and to commemorate the event a series of events have been organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council.Building on the success of last year’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the U Boat Surrender programme of events (Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8) hosted by Derry City and Strabane District Council, will tell the story of the city’s war effort through a series of talks, exhibitions and family friendly activities in the Guildhall, Guildhall Square and Tower Museum.Derry’s strategic location as the most westerly base of the Allied Forces during the Second World War meant the city played a leading role in the Battle of the Atlantic.Among the exhibits will be a full size replica Spitfire, as well as a range of displays from Second World War Collections, including vintage clothing and previously unseen photographs and footage of Derry during the war years, a 1940’s style photo booth and war–inspired refreshments in Café Atlantic. “For anyone not old enough to remember, it’s a great opportunity to learn about the role played by the city in one of the most significant events in history.“The surrender of the U Boats on the Foyle acknowledged Derry’s pivotal role as an allied base.“At one point, some 139 oceangoing ships had their home base either in the city, or at Lisahally and some of the most famous U-boat hunters of the war saw service commanding escort groups out of the Foyle.“The region’s importance was reinforced when the Royal Air Force added airfields at Limavady, Ballykelly, Eglinton and Maydown to help with the war effort.”Encouraging people to get involved in the U-Boat Surrender events, the Deputy Mayor, Alderman Thomas Kerrigan says he is delighted that it coincides with the relaunch of the Walled City Market in Guildhall Square.“The Council invested in the new brand as it recognised the potential of the Walled City Market to promote the city and region by showcasing locally produced quality artisan food and crafts.“There will be something for everyone in the city this weekend. Both the Walled City Market and the U Boat Surrender events will have a strong family focus and I’m confident they will prove very popular with local people and visitors alike,” he added.WEEKEND OF ACTIVITY PLANNED IN DERRY TO CELEBRATE U-BOAT ANNIVERSARY was last modified: May 4th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet The programme includes talks on topics as diverse as ‘Rags, Rashers and Rationing’ and the ‘B-17 Bomber in the Foyle’; an interactive display of the Donegal Spitfire recovered from bog land near Gleneely; and a UXB bomb disposal demonstration by local historian, Jonny McNee.The Council’s Education Officer Margaret Edwards said the U Boat Surrender programme offers a great opportunity to reclaim this important aspect of the region’s rich maritime heritage.“We’re delighted to host this series of free events to mark this important milestone in the city’s maritime history.“It will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for anyone who remembers how the arrival of the Allied sailors and servicemen during the war years transformed Derry into a cultural melting pot. LISAHALLY PORTMAY 1945NAZI FLEETWEEKEND OF ACTIVITY PLANNED IN DERRY TO CELEBRATE U-BOAT ANNIVERSARYlast_img read more

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first_img Mail Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories WVSU Visits McDowell County Students By Tyler BarkerMar 16, 2018, 22:12 pm 571 0 Next PostFrontier: We Strongly Disagree Our Response is an Overreaction Tumblr MCDOWELL COUNTY– West Virginia State University (WVSU) President Anthony L. Jenkins and members of his administrative team, as well as University admissions representatives and academic program representatives, visited McDowell County on Thursday, March 15.The mobile recruitment effort brought WVSU students, faculty and staff to share with McDowell County high school juniors and seniors what would await them in college if they choose to be part of the Yellow Jacket Nation for their college education.“We have some students who have applied for the fall 2018 semester from McDowell County, and our goal is to attract more,” President Jenkins said. “We want students to know the importance of continuing their education beyond high school, and we want them to feel the excitement of joining the Yellow Jacket Nation.”The day began at 9:30 a.m. in Welch at Mount View High School with an assembly in the school auditorium followed by an informational fair in the school cafeteria. The assembly featured remarks from Jenkins as well as Delegate Ed Evans, D-McDowell, and current WVSU student Brittany Graham, a native of McDowell County and graduate of Mount View. WVSU mascot Stinger also made an appearance, tossing t-shirts into the crowd and joining in leading the students in a “Go State” cheer.Following the stop in Welch, WVSU’s visit to McDowell County continued at River View High School in Bradshaw with an assembly in the school’s auditorium at 1 p.m. followed by an informational fair. In addition to President Jenkins and Delegate Evans, McDowell County Schools Superintendent Nelson Spencer joined the assembly at River View High School.During the day, President Jenkins also presented presidential scholarships to three McDowell County seniors who have already applied and been admitted to WVSU. Those receiving the scholarships were Kimberley Click and Miranda McCoy from River View High School, and Allison Shaw from Mount View High School. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Twitter Google+ Previous PostSessions fires former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Pinterest Home NewsWatch Local News WVSU Visits McDowell County Studentslast_img read more

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first_img Previous PostCar Accident Causing Delays On Route 19 At Maple Fork Road Exit Home NewsWatch CrimeWatch News A Woman Is In Jail After Stealing A Vehicle And Driving It On Railroad Tracks Tumblr Facebook Mail Linkedin Next PostGreenbrier to Kick Off Golf Season on Old White TPC Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.comcenter_img MULLENS, WV (WOAY) – A couple from Stephenson area came to Mullens Police Department to report that a female had come to their residence and stated her car broke down, it was later determined that she had turned onto the railroad tracks at Amigo and had driven approximately 2 miles toward Stephenson on the tracks. N and S were contacted to close train traffic and the Wyoming County Sheriffs Dept took over the investigation. The female Alisha F Jones was transported to Mullens Police Department where officers contacted the sheriff’s office in Irwin Kentucky who advised the vehicle had been reported stolen. Ms. Jones was charged locally and is awaiting warrants to be obtained in Kentucky. The N and S Railroad police will attempt to remove the vehicle from the tracks later today as Ms. Jones is being held in Southern Regional Jail. The Wyoming County Sheriffs dept is in charge of the investigation. CrimeWatch NewsLocal NewsNewsWatchTop Stories A Woman Is In Jail After Stealing A Vehicle And Driving It On Railroad Tracks By Tyler BarkerMar 15, 2018, 15:27 pm 506 0 Pinterest Google+ Twitter Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Websitelast_img read more

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first_img Previous PostBrumage Steps Down as Director of DHHR’s Office of Drug Control Policy HealthNational NewsNewsWatchTop StoriesUncategorized March 27 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day By Tyler BarkerMar 23, 2018, 21:12 pm 630 0 Linkedin Facebook Twitter Charleston, WV (WOAY) – March 27 is American Diabetes Association (ADA) Alert Day and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is working with patients, healthcare providers and community organizations in West Virginia to raise awareness, share information about how to lower risk factors for getting diabetes, and help those who have diabetes learn to best manage their condition for a healthier life.In the United States, approximately 30.3 million people – or 1 out of every 11 people – have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There is a diabetes prevalence of 28.3 percent for people aged 65 and over with Medicare in West Virginia, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) statistics from 2015. Diabetes is also more common among people living in rural areas (at 16.7 percent) than among those living in urban areas (at 13.5 percent), according to the Rural Health Research & Policy Centers. Diabetes is known as the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in adults and a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.“ADA Alert Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the impact that diabetes has on the community and discuss how people can take action to make a real difference,” Natalie Tappe, Network Task Lead for Quality Insights’ EDC program, said. “The key message is that people can control their diabetes through lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, and by following a care plan in consultation with their doctor.”Quality Insights offers free diabetes classes through the EDC program, which is a national initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). EDC offers a community-based approach that encourages participation and provides a structure to support people with Medicare in their commitment to managing diabetes.The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance recently published a study of the program as it relates to hospital use in West Virginia. The study analyzed the impact of EDC on people with Medicare living in rural counties in West Virginia. Results indicated that those who completed the program had 29 percent fewer hospitalizations than those who had not completed the program. This resulted in an estimated savings of $35,900 per 100 program completers in West Virginia.“There have been many studies on diabetes education,” Jill Manna, Director of Analytic Resources for Quality Insights and co-author of the study, said. “But most published research did not provide insights on the potential impact specifically among older people living in remote rural areas, and few have focused on specific cost drivers such as hospitalization on this population. This is the first analysis to focus specifically on this type of education delivered within the context of a state-based quality improvement program. As we continue to learn lessons about how best to recruit and educate people with Medicare to manage diabetes and document their participation in the program, this analysis presents encouraging early news.”EDC classes typically last six weeks. Participants learn about diabetes risks, nutrition, weight management, how to properly manage medications and much more. Past participants have reported weight loss, improvement of lab results and a decrease in medications. In West Virginia, EDC classes are typically held in places like churches, senior centers, libraries, health care facilities and community centers. There is no cost to participate in the program.In addition to offering free classes to the community, the program works with health care providers and community volunteers by training them to teach classes themselves. The program also engages community partners to support efforts by promoting classes within the community, donating meeting space, recruiting potential new trainers and much more.“Through the EDC program, we bring communities together to learn about, prevent and control diabetes,” Tappe said.To date, 518 people with Medicare and 289 others have graduated from EDC classes in West Virginia, creating a total of 807 graduates.Visit www.qualityinsights-qin.org for more information about the EDC program and for a listing of currently scheduled classes. Contact Susie Sims, project coordinator, by calling (304) 346-9864 ext. 3221 or emailing ssims@qualityinsights.org for more information.  For more information on ADA Alert Day, visit www.diabetes.org. To read the study on EDC published in The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance, visit https://journals.lww.com/familyandcommunityhealth/Abstract/publishahead/Estimated_Cost_Savings__Everyone_with_Diabetes.99992.aspx. Mail Tumblrcenter_img Next PostFayette County Deputies Arrest A Man For Sexual Abuse And Assault Home NewsWatch Health March 27 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day Google+ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Pinterestlast_img read more

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first_imgDear Reader, I’m on my way home from the just-concluded, first-ever Sprott Natural Resource Symposium. The show was well attended, which I expected, given the stature of the Sprott organization, but what really struck me was the very upbeat mood of most of the attendees. Given that gold’s two rallies thus far this year have fizzled, and there’s much uncertainty about the next near-term move—and given how bearish so many gold investors have become over the last three years—this was a very pleasant surprise. You can see the same bullishness in our stock prices, many of which are up over 100% from their December 2013 lows, while gold is currently up less than 10% over the same time period. That’s important because, in our sector, the stocks often lead the metals. But for a more fundamental look at what makes our investments tick, Casey Research Analyst Laurynas Vegys has a look at the rallies and corrections thus far in this metals cycle. The “so what?” of it all is quite compelling. Before I turn the show over to Laurynas, however, I want to remind readers that it’s not too late to sign up for our Casey Summit coming up in September, in San Antonio, Texas. These things really are a lot of fun, and the amount of knowledge and insight transmitted is huge. I look forward to seeing many of you there. Sincerely, Silver 20.72 21.12 20.15 Silver Stocks (SIL) 14.13 13.91 13.53 Rock & Stock Stats Last Copper 3.23 3.17 3.19 Gold 1,306.73 1,322.60 1,328.80 Gold Junior Stocks (GDXJ) 42.89 41.19 42.68 One Year Agocenter_img Oil 102.09 106.50 105.49 Gold Producers (GDX) 26.82 25.76 27.21 TSX Venture 1,017.24 1,015.04 924.17 One Month Ago TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) 15,455.00 14,974.65 12,669.14 Louis James Senior Metals Investment Strategist Casey Researchlast_img read more

first_img— Recommended Link Staged RevengeBut let’s turn to our familiar beat—the world of money. Or, more particularly, the world of deceit and delusion known as “economics.” Unromantic. Tawdry. But fascinating.Last week, we were looking at fake wars. As you know, these are wars that no one wants to win, since their real purpose is to shift wealth from the public to the war-fighting industries.Our point was that even fake wars sometimes spin out of control—when people forget what kind of war they’re fighting, for example.Early last week, U.S. President Donald J. Trump was taking the trade war far too seriously. Then, his Deep State handlers must have straightened him out on that; before the week was over, he declared that he wanted to get back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership!Then, he went off message again… this time, on the war on terrorism. A gas attack against civilians in Syria had been alleged; the president wanted to retaliate.As you know, no sparrow can fall anywhere on the planet without inviting a U.S. counterattack against the starlings. Observers wondered why the president didn’t wait to find out who had actually perpetrated the attack… if anyone. But they failed to understand the nature of fake war.It didn’t really matter whether any atrocities had been committed… or who had committed them. As it turned out, the gas attack was most likely fake. Perfect; the U.S. could stage a fake revenge attack, too!Russia was notified in advance of where and when the U.S. would attack, allowing time for the “enemy”—whoever they are—to make themselves scarce.The Donald had an opportunity to show what a tough, decisive leader he is without doing any real harm. It was all for the benefit of the fans… and, of course, the Deep State.So far, so good. Deep State WarThen, no sooner had we all relaxed when, on Sunday, a new war flared up—the war between Donald J. Trump and the Deep State itself.Many people think this war is real. Donald J. Trump, they believe, is fighting for “the people”… and the Deep State is trying to stop him. He really wants to drain the swamp, they say; it’s not his fault the water is getting deeper.Anything is possible.Mr. Trump’s instincts are clearly “populist”—he certainly understands the showbiz side much better than most politicians. But he is no fool.Hardly had the sun set on the polling stations in November 2016 when he invited the Wall Street insiders from Goldman Sachs… and a trio of retired generals… to join him in the White House.But there are many different factions in the Deep State. Like sows at a feeding trough, they bump into each other trying to get at the swill. And the winners are usually those that are most heavily armed.Leaping ahead, we notice that whenever there is a “populist” movement in politics, it almost always leads to the military wing of the Deep State taking control.Caesar, Lenin, Mao, Mussolini, Hitler, Perón, Castro—revolutions begun in the name of the “people” tend to degrade into military dictatorships.Why? Because government is always a way for the few to take advantage of the many… and the fraud is easier to pull off when you can invoke those atavistic “us versus them” emotions.The lumpen naturally rally ‘round the flag and support the military—no matter how absurd the situation.And if they don’t, you shoot them.Regards,Bill BonnerChairman, Bonner & PartnersJustin’s note: For years, Bill has warned about the “Deep State,” America’s unelected shadow government. But who is the Deep State? And how far does their reach extend? In this urgent video briefing, Bill shows you precisely what America’s shadowy insiders have planned… Watch it here.Reader MailbagToday, a reader shares his thoughts on Doug Casey’s interview on the coming comfortable dystopia…This is already being done in Canada. A person who refused to pay moving traffic violations and drove for five years without another one was pulled over for moving cats from his old address to his new address while one cat sat on his lap (he had 4 cats in the car—none of them in cages). Thus, his license to drive has been revoked until he pays the fines. Further, any moving traffic violation automatically increases his car insurance.I find it fiendishly clever for the rich and powerful to enshrine themselves confidentially into our political structure, which is currently destroying our Society. When communication and distance were major impediments to slavery, Society could survive. Such is no longer the case. This is why no matter what the government does, it will fail. Entropy has taken over. Further, China, doing what it is doing, is, in reality, preparing for the inevitable War.—PeterAs always, if you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, send them to us right here.In Case You Missed It…Bill Bonner’s top technology expert, Jeff Brown, just said something shocking…Right now, a technology is being tested that has the potential to permanently cure thousands of diseases. It could even guarantee America’s energy independence for decades to come. It sounded too good to be true. But then we watched this presentation. Recommended Link —center_img Nothing on earth is growing faster than the market for legal marijuana. If you want to make a fortune from the pot bull market of 2018, you’re invited to join Nick Giambruno and special guest Doug Casey in this free training event. To discover how Doug became a marijuana millionaire, and 5 pot stocks set to soar this year, Reserve your spot today. Justin’s note: Over the past few months, we’ve shared a handful of essays from Doug Casey’s longtime friend and business partner Bill Bonner on what’s really going on behind the scenes with Donald Trump and the “Deep State.”In Bill’s new essay below, he shares the latest update… By Bill Bonner, chairman, Bonner & Partners South Beach…Last week, we were sitting in the hotel restaurant in Miami Beach having breakfast…A man—about 30—was leaning on the counter. His dirty pants were falling down. He wore a black t-shirt with a skeleton on it. He put his head down on the counter… and said something incomprehensible.He got a cup of coffee… and staggered over to a chair and flopped down, talking to himself.After a few minutes, he got up. He clutched his pants, which were almost around his knees. He wobbled. He lurched. He headed for the door and disappeared out through it.Then, a woman… voluptuous… pretty… dressed in white jeans, with a very low-cut t-shirt came in the same door.She looked in our direction. She said something. We couldn’t make it out… Was she asking the time of day? Directions? We smiled.She came towards us and sat down next to us on the couch.She whispered…“Would you like a massage?”Two young men came in. Shorts. T-shirts. Almost identical outfits. But one wore his baseball cap backwards. They held hands. Smiled at each other. They got cappuccinos.They left.South Beach. FREE Training Event:How to Become a Pot Stock Millionaire in the Biggest Pot Boom in History Silicon Valley Rocket Scientist’s Prediction Could Lead to 35,000% GrowthJeff Brown is a real-life rocket scientist and one of the most tuned-in angel investors in Silicon Valley. Not only has Jeff been an executive for companies like Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors, but he’s also completed 89 private deals. Right now, he’s predicting that a new biotech breakthrough could skyrocket this market niche 35,000%… All because of a little-known FDA anomaly happening in November. To see him lay out his bold prediction in full detail, Click here.last_img read more

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first_imgStrange new kiosks showing up in 11 states?Officials are expected to deploy strange new kiosks in 11 states… with 21 more states coming onboard. It’s not a new type of ATM, voting machine, or bitcoin exchange station. Instead, it’s part of something we call The Greatest Day in Stock Market History. Click here for the full story By Justin Spittler, editor, Casey Daily Dispatch“How many people have thought about buying Greek stocks?”I heard Peter Boockvar ask this question two weeks ago. He was speaking at the New Orleans Investment Conference.Boockvar is the chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, a $3.5 billion wealth management firm. He’s also the editor of The Boock Report, a macro investment letter.When he asked the question, maybe one out of a hundred or so people in the ballroom raised a hand.And why would anyone? Greek stocks have been obliterated.The Athens Stock Exchange is down 20% since the start of the year… and down 85% since 2008, when the country was absolutely rocked by the last global financial crisis.Greece’s economy is also a mess. It’s shrunk 26% since 2008. And unemployment is running at 20%. That’s five times the U.S. unemployment rate.This is why most investors want nothing to do with Greek stocks. And that’s exactly why you should give them a look… — Recommended Link Recommended Link • As regular readers know, we’re contrarians at Casey Research… We believe it pays to buy stocks other investors have left for dead.This is how legendary investors like Warren Buffett, Stan Druckenmiller, and Jim Rogers made billions. It’s also how Doug Casey built his fortune.Of course, Doug would be the first to tell you that you shouldn’t buy something just because it’s been beaten down. You should also have a reason why that asset will appreciate in value.And we have that with Greek stocks.I’ll tell you about the safest way to speculate on Greek stocks in a second. But first, let me tell you why Boockvar thinks Greek stocks could soon rip higher. • Kyriakos Mitsotakis could be Greece’s next prime minister… Mitsotakis is a Harvard-educated politician and the leader of the New Democracy party.But unlike most Greek politicians, Mitsotakis has different plans for Greece. He doesn’t want to turn the country into a welfare state. Instead, he wants to spur investment.And he plans to do this in a few ways. Number one, he wants to green light several major projects, including a gold mine in northern Greece and the development of the former international airport at Elliniko.These projects haven’t gotten off the ground because the amount of legal and bureaucratic red tape in Greece is suffocating.That’s something Mitsotakis wants to change.Together, these projects are worth about €11 billion ($12.7 billion). That might not sound like much money. But that kind of investment would have a huge impact on Greece’s $200 billion economy.Mitsotakis also wants to cut corporate taxes from 29% to 20%. And he wants to reduce property taxes by 30% to offset measures imposed by the Greek government during the last financial crisis.Mitsotakis believes these measures will restore confidence in Greece’s economy and attract outside capital:This is our biggest bet – to convince everyone, the markets, the creditors, investors and of course the Greek people; to build confidence in the country and the new government.And that’s exactly the sort of thing Greece needs.Unfortunately, there’s no way to know if Mitsotakis will come out on top when Greece holds elections next October.But his New Democracy party is currently leading in the polls. Do NOT let them place a big ‘Aerial Tower’ outside your bedroom windowMillions of weird-looking cell phone towers are springing up like MUSHROOMS. Estimates range from a few hundred thousand… to a few million nationwide within seven years. Why are so many people concerned? • If this continues, we could soon see investors “price in” a Mitsotakis win in Greek stocks… And that’s something you’d obviously want to get in front of. And sooner rather than later…As I mentioned, the Greek elections are not scheduled until October 2019. But government officials have said they could start as early as May.So consider betting on Greek stocks if you’re looking for an under-the-radar speculation with huge upside potential and little downside.You can easily do this by buying the Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK). This fund invests in 15 of the largest and most liquid companies in Greece.Just be sure to treat any investment in Greek stocks as a speculation. As always, don’t bet more money than you can afford to lose.Regards,Justin Spittler New Orleans, LA November 14, 2018Reader MailbagToday, readers respond to yesterday’s Dispatch: “Sessions Is Gone… Outright Marijuana Legalization to Come?”Promotion of legalized marijuana as an investment in the entertainment business is just flat-out wrong. Like anything else that appeals to people’s interests in pleasure, they will reach a point of wanting something a little more powerful, then a little more, then a little more. They will not be satisfied.There will come a day when auto injuries and deaths will skyrocket because of this investment opportunity. I, for one, maybe the only one, will not have blood on my hands from investing in and promoting this appeal to people’s weaknesses.– Gary You failed to mention that all pot gains were given back plus more losses in days subsequent to Sessions’ firing. – AnonymousAs always, please send in your thoughts, along with any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch, to feedback@caseyresearch.com.In Case You Missed It…Strange new kiosks are expected to be deployed by officials in 11 states…And no… it’s not a new type of ATM, voting machine, or bitcoin exchange station. Rather, it’s part of something we call “The Greatest Day in Stock Market History”…You can get the full story here. — It would seem to me that if I wanted to set myself up as drug dealer, the last thing I would want is for it to become legal.– Owenlast_img read more

ATHEN — Claudio Ranieri signed a twoyear contract

first_imgATHEN — Claudio Ranieri signed a two-year contract to coach Greece’s national football team on July 25th, replacing Fernando Santos after he guided the Greeks to the second round at the World Cup in Brazil.Ranieri, a 62-year-old Italian, is moving to Greece from French club Monaco, which finished second in the league last season behind Paris Saint-Germain. He has coached more than a dozen European clubs, including Chelsea, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.Greece will be playing in Group F of the qualifying tournament for the 2016 European Championship, facing Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland, and the Faeroe Islands. The Greeks are looking to qualify for their sixth major tournament in 12 years.Considered defensively strong, the Greeks struggled to score in Brazil, but Ranieri said he was generally impressed by the team’s performance. “They had a good run and I liked their spirit,” the Italian said while visiting Karaiskaki Stadium, where Greece will start its qualification campaign against Romania on Sept. 7.“I don’t think there need to be many changes to the core of the team … We’ll keep their hard work going and see how we can improve the results.” TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

CELTICS 119 HAWKS 110 BOSTON AP — Terry Rozier

first_imgCELTICS 119, HAWKS 110BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier had a career-high 31 points and seven rebounds in his second NBA start, Jayson Tatum added a career-high 27 points and short-handed Boston beat Atlanta.Rozier started in place of the injured Kyrie Irving. The third-year guard became the second player in league history with a triple-double in his first start, totaling 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Wednesday’s blowout of the Knicks.Irving missed his second straight game with a right quad contusion that he suffered in Monday’s win at Denver and was one of four Boston players who sat with injuries on Friday.Jaylen Brown scored 19 points and Al Horford had 17 with seven assists to help lead Boston to its fourth win in five tries.Taruean Prince had a career-high 31 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hawks, who have lost five of six. Dennis Schroder added 25 points and Marco Belinelli had 15.PELICANS 114, THUNDER 100OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 43 points to help New Orleans beat Oklahoma City.Davis made 17 of 34 shots and had 10 rebounds, and E’Twaun Moore added 26 points for the Pelicans.New Orleans had lost two straight since All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was lost for the season with a left Achilles tendon rupture. They righted the ship by shooting 51 percent from the field against the Thunder.Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had 16 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for his 16th triple-double of the season. Steven Adams had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder, who lost their third straight after an eight-game winning streak.JAZZ 129, SUNS 97PHOENIX (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points, one shy of his career high, and Utah beat Phoenix to win its fourth in a row.The Jazz rookie sensation made 14 of 19 shots and a career-best seven 3s in nine attempts. It was the sixth game of at least 30 points in his young NBA career.Ricky Rubio had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Jazz. Joe Ingles added 16 points, including 4-of-6 3s, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds.Josh Jackson led the Suns with 20 points. Devin Booker, still bothered by bruised ribs, scored 18 points for Phoenix but on 7-of-24 shooting.The Jazz, who hadn’t played since their 30-point home win over Golden State on Tuesday night, opened a four-game trip in dominating fashion.HORNETS 133, PACERS 126CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 41 points on 11-for-22 shooting and Charlotte beat Indiana with the help of a record-setting first quarter.Buoyed by 16 points from Nicolas Batum, the Hornets scored 49 points in the first, a franchise-best for a quarter. Charlotte connected on 7 of 11 from 3-point range and hit 19 of 23 from the field in that stretch. It marked the highest point total for an NBA team in any quarter this season.Four other Hornets players scored in double digits, led by Batum’s 31 points and Dwight Howard’s 12 points and 11 rebounds. Charlotte won its second in a row.Victor Oladipo had 35 points for the Pacers, who halted a three-game winning streak. Myles Turner added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana.76ERS 103, HEAT 97PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid opened the first set of back-to-back games in his NBA career with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help lead Philadelphia past Miami.Dario Saric made his first five buckets and had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons, the rookie star who felt snubbed from the All-Star game, scored 20 points.Embiid was expected to play Saturday at Indiana in what would be the first-ever back-to-back for the 7-foot-2 center, who missed his first two seasons with injuries.Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points for the Heat, who outscored the 76ers 37-17 in the fourth quarter. Miami turned a 28-point hole into a four-point game with 25 seconds left.LAKERS 102, NETS 99NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 19 points in his return to Brooklyn, making Los Angeles’ final basket with 1:28 left.The Nets’ career leader in scoring and blocked shots also had a big block down the stretch as the Lakers did just enough to avoid a third straight loss.Julius Randle had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Brandon Ingram added 16 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Lakers. Josh Hart finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds, helping Los Angeles to a 56-38 advantage on the boards.Spencer Dinwiddie had 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Nets. Rookie Jarrett Allen, playing the center spot Lopez occupied for nine seasons in New Jersey and later Brooklyn before getting dealt to Los Angeles in the trade that brought D’Angelo Russell to Brooklyn, had a season-best 20 points.TweetPinShare0 Shares MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo made a driving layup with 1.9 seconds remaining after Jabari Parker chipped in with 12 points in his first game in nearly a year, lifting Milwaukee over New York (92-90).Antetokounmpo, who sprained his left ankle late in Thursday night’s loss to Minnesota, showed no ill effects and led all scorers with 29 points.Parker hadn’t played since tearing his left ACL on Feb. 8, 2017, in a game against Miami. He made 4 of 7 shots over nearly 15 minutes as a reserve.Enes Kanter had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Knicks, who were coming off a 103-73 loss to Boston on Wednesday night. Kristaps Porzingis also had 17 points.Giannis would not be denied! pic.twitter.com/ddEXal6p3V— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 3, 2018TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat Portland 130-105 on Friday night, their sixth straight win over the Trail Blazers.Fred VanVleet scored 16 points, Kyle Lowry had 15 and Pascal Siakam 13 as the Raptors improved their home record to 20-4, the best mark in the NBA.DeRozan made 11 of 22 shots and matched his career-high by making six 3-pointers. He finished 6 for 10 from long range.The Raptors made a season high 19 3-pointers. Toronto shot 19 for 40 from behind the arc, with nine players making at least one 3-pointer.Damian Lillard scored 32 points, becoming the fastest player in franchise history to reach 10,000 for his career, but Portland’s four-game winning streak was snapped. The Blazers have lost five of their past seven on the road.WARRIORS 119, KINGS 104SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the furth quarter and matched his season-high with six 3-pointers, and Golden State held on to beat Sacramento.Three nights after getting blown out in Utah while suffering their worst loss of the season, the defending NBA champs looked a little sluggish early before pulling away to even the season series with Sacramento and give coach Steve Kerr his 248th career victory.Golden State also improved to 11-0 in games following losses while spoiling Sacramento coach Dave Joeger’s return to the bench.Sacramento trailed by 14 before pulling to 89-88 with 7:55 remaining following three consecutive baskets by Buddy Hield.last_img read more

A porn director worries that young adults think se

first_imgA porn director worries that young adults think sex is what they’ve seen on-screen.A young man worries that the ubiquity of porn creates unrealistic expectations for everyone.A porn performer worries that young viewers might think her videos are instructional.They all wish people talked about it more. Millions of people in the United States watch pornography, thanks largely in part to the Internet and free sites like Pornhub. A majority of those people are under 34 years old. They’ve grown up in a world where online porn is free and, with the rise of smartphones, where viewers can watch it pretty much whenever — and wherever — they want. But while porn may be easy to view, it’s still hard to discuss — even for those with the easiest access to it — and it creates a host of worries and misconceptions.”My students are often immersed in it but don’t often have an opportunity to … learn about it with tools for critical analysis,” says Shira Tarrant, a professor at California State University, Long Beach.NPR is exploring how people talk about sex — or don’t — and why it matters. And regardless of whether you think it’s good or bad, pornography is everywhere and it’s shaping the way people, especially young people, think about sex.As part of the series, NPR visited a porn film set to hear the conversations that happen behind the scenes. (Listen to the audio story above for more on that.) On set, it’s clear that pornography is performance — like a TV show or choreographed dance. But that’s not obvious for many people, especially for those who’ve never had sex before. Here are six perspectives on how the fantasy of pornography affects our attitudes toward the reality of sex. The DirectorJacky St. James is a pornography director and writer who has hundred of credits to her name. She has been in the business since 2011, when, on a whim, she wrote a script for a porn-writing contest — and won. When her script was made into a film, she was blown away by how professional the process was, and she left her job in online advertising to join the industry full time.St. James, 42, says she thinks there’s a lot of good that comes from porn — for example, creating sex positivity and normalizing a healthy sex life. But she hates the thought of minors viewing her work and recognizes there are downsides to the easy access so many young people — even those over 18 — have to porn these days.”I think where it’s a disservice is that a lot of people … that are growing up on porn somehow feel that what they’re seeing is what they should be doing, instead of really discovering what they want,” she says. “When I grew up, you know, porn was so hard to get — I mean, I saw porn, but I couldn’t watch it every day if I wanted to.”She says she worries about how that could affect young people.”Pornography is not sex education, and it should never be looked at that way. … And I don’t think the onus of responsibility is on us to educate the public — I think that should be done in the school system and with parents, but certainly it’s not our responsibility. And I don’t think a lot of people are willing to accept that,” she says. “They want to blame us for everything, and I’m not going to be blamed, because it’s a fantasy — that’s what we’re creating at the end of the day.” The StudentsDavid Cruz has tried to talk to friends about porn but has had little success.”That’s maybe the appeal that porn has, is the fact that it’s supposed to be a secret, it’s supposed to be something that we don’t talk about,” the 26-year-old college student says. Like many others, Cruz assumed that what he saw in pornography reflected reality and had to recalibrate his expectations once he started having sex.”As a male, you see the performer acting a certain way, and giving pleasure a certain way, and you absorb that, and you expect that, and you want that from your partner,” Cruz says. “But I quickly learned that it takes connection-building and all kinds of other factors that lead into what works for specific people and certain couples.”Porn definitely affects how a person interacts with the world, Cruz says, adding that it is only going to get easier and easier to access. “This conversation is long overdue. Because there’s no going back, it’s only getting bigger, and we have to adapt.”Millennials may be talking about sex more, Danielle Brinkley says, but she doesn’t think they’re talking about porn more — and that can lead to miscommunication and unspoken expectations.”It means when they watch porn, they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, that girl is doing all these circus tricks,’ then when they go to the bedroom with their boyfriend or girlfriend [and] they’re expected, or they expect themselves to be able to do that, and I don’t think that’s necessarily fair,” she says.Brinkley, 23, says she hasn’t watched porn much herself and she wasn’t sure if her boyfriend had, but she did feel like he might have been bringing unrealistic expectations into the bedroom. She says she was nervous to ask him about it, mainly because she was worried the conversation might make her feel inadequate. After she spoke with NPR, Brinkley brought up the subject with her boyfriend, and they ended up having a long discussion about it. “Once we started talking about it, I was wanting to ask him more and more questions,” she says. “It actually reassured me in our relationship.” The AcademicShira Tarrant, a 56-year-old professor, has given a lecture on pornography for 12 years as part of her class on pop culture, gender and media, and is the author of The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know. She says her students are at least exposed to — and often immersed in — pornography, but have never really thought about how to analyze it critically. She refers to it as “porn literacy” — understanding how porn is made, where it comes from and how it shapes society’s views on sex and sexuality. “When people are watching stunt performers, they know it’s a stunt. When you go to the movies, you know that the movie was edited,” she says. But people tend to not make the same connections when they watch pornography.”It gets into our private desires, and people don’t want to talk about that out loud, even though it’s so important if we’re concerned about both sexual pleasure and sexual safety,” she says.Tarrant is neither pro- nor anti-porn but thinks that we should recognize that it’s here to stay — and then figure out how to talk about it. “We’re not going to get rid of porn any more than we’re going to get rid of Disneyland even if we don’t like the princess trope and the happily-ever-after motif,” she says.The PerformersNow 30, Isiah Maxwell began performing in porn films in his 20s, and sex off camera, he says, is very different from the sex he has on camera.”The better male performers are great at having sex uncomfortably,” Maxwell says. “You need to get yourself in uncomfortable positions, because it disconnects you from the scene. And it allows the audience to put themselves in.”Creating that disconnect, he says, often means leaning back, physically distancing himself from his partner and opening out toward the camera — which is not how ordinary people have sex. And he worries that less sexually experienced viewers don’t understand how manufactured the final product is and think that’s how they’re supposed to act.Maxwell thinks a lot about peeling back the mystique around the content the porn industry produces, even though his job depends on the fantasy.”For me, I see the conundrum,” he says. “Porn magic is what makes porn great. But an open dialogue instead of being closed off about it would help bring more of an understanding how much actually goes into this product. I mean, I could see how it kills the fantasy, but I think it would be beneficial.”Lisey Sweet, 29, was a research scientist before she got into the pornography industry. She says she has found it freeing — but she also worries that some viewers don’t understand it’s not reality.”What they don’t see is that we laid out all of positions, and anytime something didn’t look natural, we would cut it out. So it really is like a perfectly choreographed dance,” she says. “It’s not a reflection of what they should be doing in their bedroom — it’s supposed to be entertainment.”She thinks that’s why the conversation about porn should start early — because as much as she doesn’t want minors to see pornography, she also realizes it’s inevitable.”I know that our society is not quite there yet, but the discussion about pornography should be part of sex ed in high schools and in middle schools,” Sweet says. “What do you think is more likely, that they’re going to come across porn first or they’re going to come across actual sex first? And it’s probably more likely porn.”The audio story was edited by Jolie Myers; the Web story was edited by Maureen Pao. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

Last updated on May 15th 2019 at 0449 pmAn affil

first_imgLast updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:49 pmAn affiliate of Dallas-based developer Hillwood has purchased around 75 acres of land in the Ryan Business Park for a possible Amazon distribution center in Oak Creek.Aerial photo of the site in Oak Creek.Commerce 94 Project LLC purchased 75.4 acres from parts of four parcels from Ryan Business Park LLC for nearly $9.8 million, according to state real estate records. The four parcels involved cover nearly 137 acres in the business park, which is being developed by Pewaukee-based Capstone Quadrangle and Fox Point-based General Capital Group.The possibility of the land near Ryan Road and South 13th Street becoming an Amazon distribution center first emerged this summer with developers seeking wetland permits from the Department of Natural Resources for “Project Arrow.” The project is a four-story distribution center with a 669,000-square-foot footprint that translates to roughly 2.5 million square feet of space. The facility could lead to 1,000 jobs in Oak Creek, according to documents submitted to the state.Those involved with the project have declined to identify the tenant for the building, but real estate sources told BizTimes in July that it is being developed for Amazon. The land sale to Hillwood would track with Amazon as the user. The company is developing other distribution centers for the ecommerce giant, including in Garner, North Carolina.Mike Faber, founder of Capstone Quadrangle said an announcement about a “large user” for the site could be made in the near future.In North Carolina, Amazon announced plans for its distribution center two days after Hillwood closed on the purchase of the land, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.Faber said the Oak Creek project has made great progress since the summer with site preparation work already underway. The city has signed off on a financing agreement along with comprehensive plan and zoning changes. Wetland mitigation plans have been approved by the DNR and a preliminary agreement is in place for road upgrades with Milwaukee County and the state Department of Transportation.Capstone still owns land on both the north and south end of the business park. Faber said around 15 acres on the south end could become the site of a spec building next year and around 19 acres on the northern end is also available for development. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgAttachments09AgriPower_Vincent.jpg FacebookTwitterPinterestAddThis0Share Leave a Comment For Immediate ReleaseAugust 25, 2009COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Rebecca Vincent of East Canton, Ohio, is one of 22 farmers and agribusiness professionals selected by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) to participate in the 2009-2010 AgriPOWER program. She is employed by the Robert J. Matthews Company as animal health supplies sales representative. Additionally, her family owns and operates a cow/calf farming operation in Stark County.AgriPOWER was launched last year by OFBF as an elite training program designed to help participants become leaders, advocates and activists for Ohio agriculture. The yearlong program consists of seven weekend institutes that focus on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry.Topics covered during various institute programs consist of public policy issues facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Additionally, specific sessions will help class members develop important skills necessary to becoming an effective leader, activist and advocate, including public speaking, parliamentary procedure, social networking and communications and more. One of the institute programs will be held in Washington, D. C. to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues.“Ohio Farm Bureau is committed to developing grassroots leaders,” said Keith Stimpert, OFBF senior vice president of public policy. “The intensive training provided by AgriPOWER will equip these individuals to make significant contributions to the viability of Ohio agriculture.”In addition to OFBF, AgriPOWER partners include Bob Evans, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Nationwide, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, American Dairy Association MidEast, American Farmland Trust, Town & Country Co-op, Ohio Pork Producers Council, Ohio Corn Growers Association, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Soybean Council and Dairy Farmers of America.For additional information about AgriPOWER, please contact OFBF at 614-246-8261 or AgriPower@ofbf.org. -30-CONTACT: David WhitePHONE: (614) 246-8261 or(614) 361-9113E-MAIL: dwhite@ofbf.orgcenter_img FacebookTwitterPinterestAddThis0Share Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Follow this project on social media by searching

first_imgFollow this project on social media by searching #NorthSquarePublicArt. A+J Art+Design’s North Square Public Art Project website is now live! This website will provide in depth information about the project in progress, share social media links, and allow the community to give feedback and participate in the process.If you’d like to get more involved, sign up to be on the North Square Public Art Community Advisory Panel.A+J Art+Design also invites you and your family and friends with North End interests and connections to contribute to the North End Story Vault where they are collecting stories of North End people and events for later inclusion in the public artwork.*Advertisement*last_img

On Monday March 19 the Boston Planning Develop

first_imgOn Monday, March 19, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) hosted a public meeting at City Hall to discuss the Parcel 9 – Haymarket Hotel project. The meeting was called specifically to address a key change in the project; an increase in the buildings maximum height, from 65 feet to a maximum of 69.5 feet.Before jumping into the details of the new amendment, the development team from Olshan Properties and Harbinger Development, an affiliate of CV Properties, updated attendees on the progress that has been made thus far. The team noted that the hotel site will be a neighborhood line of Hilton hotels, called Canopy by Hilton, and bring approximately 225-guest rooms and 9,600 square feet of retail and restaurant space to the area. The project also includes a one-story, 1,800-square-feet restaurant on Hanover Street and a 1,615-square-feet space on Blackstone Street to be leased to the Haymarket Pushcart Association.Although significant, these developments are just one piece of the entire project. The developers mentioned they are also committed to restoring the historic area on Blackstone Street and maximizing benefits for the public, as described below: At the end of the presentation, many in attendance voiced their support for the new plans. The proposal still needs to be reviewed by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Federal Highway Administration later this Spring, but if all is approved, the development team hopes to move forward with construction this Fall. The building’s height increase was proposed to achieve acceptable floor-to-ceiling heights within the building. The first image below illustrates the initial ceiling heights proposed on each floor, whereas the second image demonstrates the new plan, which would decrease the original height of the second floor to accommodate higher ceilings throughout the rest of the building. Yet even with this change, the development team claims that a 4.5 foot increase is still needed to allow even ceiling heights from floor to floor.*Advertisement*last_img read more

The outdoor pools and beach will remain open seven

first_imgThe outdoor pools and beach will remain open seven days a week until Labor Day. All locations will have experienced, certified lifeguards on duty. BCYF Curley facilities are accessible for people with disabilities and both outdoor pools are equipped with lifts from the deck into the water. For programming information, the membership application, and hours of operation, visit Boston.Gov/BCYF. Memberships are available at the BCYF Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet St. or at the pool beginning June 22. There is an early bird special if you register before June 21. See more details below. Money orders are the only accepted method of payment. The Mirabella Pool has just added swim lessons for infants to four-year-olds on Wednesday mornings, 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Limit eight per class. First come, first serve. Parent has to be in the water with their infant / child 4 years and under. All children must wear life jackets during the classes and babies must be held by a parent. All participants must be a member of the BCYF Mirabella Pool. Boston’s two outdoor pools, the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End and the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown are opening for the season on Saturday, June 22. Also opening June 22 is the City’s “Family Friendly Beach” at the BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston. The beach will also be open seven days a week and offers families access to an enclosed stretch of beach on Boston Harbor, restrooms with changing tables, picnic tables with umbrellas, outdoor showers, beach game equipment, and wifi. Membership for the beach for the entire season is $5 and are available June 1 at the “K” Street entrance of the center. center_img BCYF Clougherty Pool rates for the entire season: Adults (20 – 54): $15; Youth and teens ages 12 – 19  Free; Adults (55 and older) and Active Military (with ID): Free. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. Memberships are available now at the BCYF Charlestown Community Center, 255 Medford St., Charlestown or at the pool beginning June 22. BCYF Mirabella rates for the entire season: Adults (20-61): $20; Teens (13-19): $10; Youth and Seniors (ages 6-12, adults 62+): $5; Youth under 6 and Active Military (with ID): Free. The rates are double for non-Boston residents. There are no day or guest passes.  The Mirabella Pool will have open swim Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Please note, lap swimming on Wednesdays has been adjusted to 6:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. to accommodate for the aforementioned swim lessons. The full schedule is posted below.*Advertisement*last_img read more

UPF Lebanon We are still trying raise funds to pr

first_imgUPF Lebanon: We are still trying raise funds to provide Electricity for the refugee families.We have now almost everyday rain. Imagine all those families with small kids are without light.?? This tents are dark and cold, and even the rain is coming through.They had no choice but to leave their homes in Syria, because of great danger due the war.Your donation would truly help to alleviate the miserable situation of those families.UPF Representatives in Lebanon are trying to help displaced families in a local refugee camp. The camp currently has no electrify and the camp manager has asked for a generator and battery equipment that would at least give some light.WFWP and UPF resources on the ground are very limited, we can however guarantee that these funds will go directly to the works on the ground, who are trying to help families made destitute by the Syrian conflict. This is a small campaign to help one camp, with a limited quick goal, i figured to start small is better than doing nothing at all. These Families are straggling to maintain their dignity in difficult circumstances, please give them a helping hand. Click Here to helplast_img read more

UPFNepal Kathmandu Nepal After the earthquake

first_imgUPF-Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal: After the earthquake of April 25, 2015, many people asked, “Where was God? So many people died and suffered; why didn’t God stop the earthquake?” This is a historical paradox for religious people: If God is all-good, all-powerful and all-knowing, why do suffering and evil exist?I do not believe in a magical, supernatural God. I see God within law and order, within principles and natural law. After all, God created this world and the laws that govern it. But also God is like a parent. So, because earthquakes are part of the natural order, God cannot stop them altogether. However, He can influence the timing so as to minimize the suffering. And in the case of Nepal, He did.What if the earthquake had happened at night? Surely thousands or even tens of thousands more would have been killed and injured. What if the earthquake had taken place during the week, when people were in their offices and shops, and children in school? Very likely the number of fatalities would have been much higher. And what if the earthquake had happened during the winter? With the epicenter in northern Nepal, in my hometown of Gorkha, the homeless survivors would have had to face harsh, freezing weather. This would have added to their suffering and reduced their chances of survival. And what if our airport runway had been damaged? We saw what happened a few weeks ago when a Turkish airplane skidded off the tarmac and blocked the only runway at our only international airport for four days.Thank God, the airport was not damaged. We also can be grateful that the earthquake took place on a Saturday, in the middle of the day and during the spring season.There is another reason to be grateful. The Universal Peace Federation had planned and prepared for two Interfaith Marriage Blessing programs on the day of the earthquake. One was in Balambu village, Kathmandu District, for more than 700 couples and the other was in Morang District for 1,200 couples. UPF-Asia Regional Chair Dr. Chung Sik Yong was visiting Nepal specifically to attend the program in Kathmandu.Dr. Yong was about to go onto the dais, when the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck. He said later, “At first, it sounded like I was at a train station and a train was approaching.”As the earth in front of him began to shake violently, he quickly realized this was an earthquake. The building right in front of him collapsed. A minute later he surveyed the village from his vantage-point and saw clouds of dust across the skyline having arisen from hundreds of collapsed buildings and homes.Although the program was canceled, the participants were so grateful. If they had not been at the Marriage Blessing, most likely they would have been at home and might well have been killed. Another blessing was that the venue for the event, a tent, was immediately turned into a refugee camp and remains so until today.Immediately Dr. Yong reported about the earthquake to UPF Co-Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon in Korea. Upon hearing about the devastation, Dr. Moon announced that a $1 million donation would be sent to Nepal. This decision was made on April 26, one day after the quake. Some nations have given this amount, but UPF is an NGO and so this donation truly expresses Dr. Moon’s heartfelt concern for Nepal.Since the earthquake, UPF, along with its sister organization Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), has distributed relief aid in several locations in Nepal. I traveled to Gorkha on May 1 to deliver tents and 30-kg. bags of rice to those most affected. The same day WFWP distributed bags of rice in the village of Gagalphedi and small amounts of cash in the village of Sundarijal on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The following day UPF held a candlelight memorial at the Mandala Park in Maitighar.Although the earthquake brought untold death and destruction, it could have been far worse. The timing of the quake, I believe, was in the hands of God. By Ek Nath Dhakal, Chair, UPF-Nepal, Member of the Constituent Assembly and Former minister of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviationlast_img read more

Cannabis Cold Brew Is Coming to Quincy

first_img Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. 000 By Jamie Ducharme· 4/3/2017, 3:37 p.m. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.*center_img Print Cannabis Cold Brew Is Coming to Quincy It’s the work of Ermont dispensary and Fazenda Coffee Roasters. Cold brew photo provided. Medical marijuana photo by via istock.com/Nicholas BeltonIf you ask anyone who suffers from caffeine withdrawal, they’ll tell you coffee is already a form of medication. But now, two local companies are taking it to the next level.Ermont, a Quincy-based medical marijuana operation, is adding a new product to its dispensary shelves this week: bottled cold brew coffee infused with 25 milligrams of THC, the cannabinoid, or chemical, that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties.“For a long time I’ve been an avid cold brew coffee drinker myself,” says Seth Yaffe, Ermont’s operations manager. “I always really thought that it’d be a great way for patients to wake up in the morning and be able to take their medication by doing something that they normally would, like drinking a cup of coffee.”Yaffe knows what he’s talking about. Not only is he a medical marijuana user himself, relying on it to treat chronic migraines and insomnia, but he’s the former director of operations for the Gallows Group, which runs the Gallows, Blackbird Doughnuts, and Banyan Bar and Refuge.It’s actually Yaffe’s food industry chops that brought Ermont to its cold brew supplier, Dedham’s Fazenda Coffee Roasters. Blackbird serves Fazenda coffee, and Yaffe thought its product would be the perfect vessel for his dispensary’s latest undertaking.“Liquid is a really good delivery method for the cannabinoids,” Yaffe explains. “You start feeling a reaction a little bit quicker.”Actually making a cannabis-infused beverage, however, is more difficult than it sounds. As of now, Ermont, which also makes marijuana lemonade, is the only Massachusetts dispensary to have Department of Public Health (DPH) approval for a drink, thanks to edibles expert Adam Gendreau, who found a way to extract cannabis and disperse it evenly within a shelf-stable liquid.After receiving positive lab results last week, Ermont is in the process of packaging and shelving the cold brew. Like all of the dispensary’s products, it can only be purchased by those with a DPH-issued medical marijuana patient or caregiver card.And while cannabis cold brew may sound trendy, Yaffe says it could have a major impact on patients’ lives.“It’s a very discreet way to take medication,” he says. “A lot of times patients feel as though cannabis can be seen still as a bad or negative thing, so being able to provide them with things that can go along with their daily routine is something that we’re really excited about.”last_img read more

Eight Healthy Recipes for a Summer Cookout

first_img Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Nutrition Eight Healthy Recipes for a Summer Cookout With these barbecue-ready recipes, all that’s missing is the grill. Photo by Theryn Fleming on Flickr/Creative CommonsCookouts are one of the best parts of summer, but the food selection can be a bit lacking if you’re trying to eat healthfully. To add some lighter fare to your summer parties, we found eight healthy cookout recipes that your guests will still gobble up. Need more sides? Check out these healthy pasta salad ideas.1. Broccoli Quinoa Saladvia Well PlatedThis healthy side, made with quinoa, is perfect for any gluten-free guests on your list. The creamy dressing may taste decadent, but it’s made with nonfat Greek yogurt, olive oil, and lemon juice.2. Grilled Salmon Skewersvia Natasha’s KitchenInstead of burgers and dogs, try serving these simple salmon skewers at your next barbecue. To prevent the skewers from catching fire, soak them in water for at least an hour before grilling.3. Panzanella Saladvia Asia BradleeIn this cookout recipe, traditional Tuscan salad gets a fruity twist with the addition of peaches. If you don’t have stale bread at your disposal, buy a fresh loaf and toast it in the oven.4. Low-Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Saladvia WomanistaThis low-carb “potato” salad is made with cooked cauliflower, yogurt, eggs, and green onions. But by puréeing half the cooked cauliflower, you’ll achieve a creamy texture that tricks your guests into thinking it’s the real thing.5. Grilled Honey Lime Cilantro Chickenvia Eat Well 101A sweet and spicy marinade gives this chicken dish its tangy flavor. And why stop at bell peppers on the skewers? Load ’em up with zucchini, onions, or summer squash, too.6. White Bean Saladvia Running in a SkirtMade with white beans, onions, tomatoes, and plenty of vegetables, this vegan recipe is the perfect side dish for your cookout spread. If you want to turn the leftovers into a meal, make a hearty salad by pairing a large portion with a bed of lettuce.7. Cucumber Tomato Avocado Saladvia Natasha’s KitchenThis simple summer salad comes together in only 15 minutes, making it perfect for last-minute cookout prep. The recipe calls for cilantro, but if you don’t have it, fresh dill is a great substitute.8. Pesto Grilled Shrimpvia Closet CookingMarinate shrimp with a homemade pesto, slide them onto skewers, and you’re ready to grill. Fresh or frozen shrimp would work well. 101center_img Print By Asia Bradlee· 6/29/2017, 10:33 a.m. last_img read more

What Every Executive Should Know or Do According to Eight Boston Leaders

first_img 000 9/5/2017, 5:00 a.m. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Business What Every Executive Should Know or Do, According to Eight Boston Leaders “Every executive should be able to say four things: I don’t know, I need help, I was wrong, and thank you.” Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Chris Sweeney· Print [Adapted from Boston Inc., a series of interviews conducted in 2015 and 2016. See more.] Lisa Tanzer, president of Life Is Good:Every executive should know how to focus on the most important things. There are so many competing demands on time, and being able to sift through it all and take action on the critical items is key. It’s also important to forgive yourself for the things you can’t get to on a daily basis.Jim Taiclet, chairman, president, and CEO of American Tower:Every executive should know how to define a clear, easily understandable strategy for your business, and recruit or promote from within a terrific senior management team that can execute that strategy.Matthew O’Toole, president of Reebok:Sometimes as a CEO you have to make really difficult decisions. When I was in my mid-thirties I took over as CEO of an ice hockey equipment company in Montreal—CCM—that was in bankruptcy. To save the company we had to close manufacturing facilities. It really weighed on me. But, looking back, it helped bring the company back to life. In tough moments, you learn the most about yourself and how to become a more effective leader.Shira Goodman, president and CEO of Staples:Every executive should be able to say four things: I don’t know, I need help, I was wrong, and thank you.Kathleen Murphy, president of personal investing at Fidelity:Every executive should know how to truly empower employees at all levels to make decisions and take decisive actions without a lot of bureaucracy. Command and control and top-down management are inhibitors to growth, employee engagement, and cultivating a culture of vitality. Many leaders struggle to change their traditional leadership style to empower their people and build this type of culture.Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Sentient Jet:Every executive should know how to be open, honest, transparent, and direct.Steve Conine, cofounder and cochairman of Wayfair:Every executive should know how to be self-deprecating. It’s important to show your teams that it’s okay to be comfortable making mistakes, as long as you learn from them. Being honest with yourself, and the ability to identify when things aren’t working sooner rather than later, is important for the growth of your business.Joseph “Jay” Hooley, chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation:Every executive should keep close to employees, clients, and other key stakeholders. That means getting out of the office to meet them and listen to what motivates or frustrates them, hear about the challenges they’re facing and what they need to be successful. Overall, I think listening is one of the most underutilized yet critical skills for leaders.last_img read more