Trekking: Get lifted with Tentsile’s Trillium Hammock and tree tents

first_imgMan isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.We’ve mentioned a multitude of camping hammocks before — and for good reason. Unlike the traditional tent setup of yesteryear, the high-flying counterparts offer an unparalleled field of vision from above, granting you 360-degree views while lofting your body as high as you’d like above the cold ground below. That said, most modern hammocks don’t accommodate up to 880 pounds and provide more than 80 square feet of surface area quite like the Tentsile Trillium Hammock ($250) does, nor do they tout the attractive aesthetics of the lightweight Flite Tree Tent ($350).Related: Get high with the Amok Draumr 2.0 hammockRobust surface area and is only one part of the equation, too, at least when it comes to the Trillium Hammock. You can easily stack multiple hammocks atop one another to create simple, multistory sleeping complexes in nature, allowing for additional room for fellow campers and supplying ample space for stowing muddied gear, extra equipment, or maybe a canine companion. The heavy-duty mesh lining is comfortable, too, supported by more than 20 meters of seatbelt and reinforced via a host of rugged ratchets and 35-millimeter webbing that plays into the hammock’s stability when erected in the woods or an otherwise suitable area.The Trillium Hammock also can be used in conjunction with Tentsile’s Stingray ($650) and Vista ($550) tents, if you’re in need of another floor or want to situate an extra layer of insulation directly beneath you. And if you’re looking for a two-person offering, the aforementioned Flite will provide you with enough room for two, along with a tear-resistant mesh roof, removable rain fly, and a single ratchet for suspending the tree tent even in the densest of forests. The 10-minute setup process just renders the Flite an even better alternative to any traditional dwelling in your camping arsenal — that is, so long as you you’re not afraid of heights.Check out Tentsile online to purchase the Trillium Hammock, or to browse the London-based company’s superb selection of tree tents and accompanying bundles. Editors’ Recommendations 1. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 2. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 3. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 4. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 5. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 6. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 7. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 8. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 9. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 10. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 11. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 12. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 13. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 14. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 15. Tentsile Trillium Hammock 16. Tentsile Flite Tree Tent 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts The Best Motorcycle Tents for Camping on Two Wheels center_img The 2020 Living Vehicle Is a Swanky Luxury Apartment on Wheels The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities The Best American Liqueurlast_img read more

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Cleared to Merge

first_imgzoom Hapag-Lloyd and the Chilean Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) are joining forces, by merging CSAV´s container business activities into Hapag-Lloyd, becoming the fourth-largest liner shipping company in the world, the German company said in a release.The merger of Hapag-Lloyd AG with the container business activities of the Chilean shipping company founded in Valparaíso, in 1872, is expected to result in many synergies. Annual savings of at least USD 300 million are anticipated as a result of network optimizations, improvements to productivity and reductions in costs. The merged company will have around 200 vessels with a total capacity of approximately one million TEU, transporting some 7.5 million TEU every year, and will set up its fourth regional headquarter in Valparaiso, Chile. The company is expected to have revenue of around USD 12 billion.Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd, said: “This is a big day for both companies. With Hapag-Lloyd’s strength in Asian traffic and on the North Atlantic, combined with CSAV’s strong position in Latin America, we will become the leading shipping company in this region – and thereby be able to offer our global customers an even more attractive network and wider range of products. Our ability to compete will also be significantly enhanced by closing the gap to the top three of our industry. There will be no major changes to the way we work until the transition to the Hapag-Lloyd systems towards the end of the first quarter 2015.”The main processes of integrating CSAV’s container business into Hapag-Lloyd are expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2015.In addition to integrating CSAV’s container business into Hapag-Lloyd, there are also plans to strengthen the company by raising capital of EUR 370 million (USD 457.6m) by December 31, 2014, in which CSAV will take a share of EUR 259 million (USD 320.3m) and Kühne Maritime EUR 111 million (USD 137.3m) .The ownership structure of Hapag-Lloyd AG will therefore change as follows: CSAV will become Hapag-Lloyd’s biggest shareholder with 34% after the cash capital increase. The other shareholders are HGV (23.2%), Kühne Maritime (20.8%), TUI (13.9%), Signal Iduna (3.3%), HSH Nordbank (1.8%), M.M. Warburg (1.8%) and Hanse Merkur (1.1%).CSAV, HGV and Kühne Maritime have agreed to pool 51% of the shares in Hapag-Lloyd in order to discuss and make key decisions together in the future. Of this pool structure, CSAV owns a 50% participation, while HGV and Kühne Maritime will own 25% each.Press Releaselast_img read more

2009 Woodlot Owner of the Year Announced

first_imgThe winners of Nova Scotia’s 2009 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award manage a 142-hectare woodlot in Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co., that has been in their family for four generations. “The Department of Natural Resources is proud to present the 2009 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award to Rex Veinot and his family,” said Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell. “This year, we celebrate 20 years of this important award, recognizing those who demonstrate outstanding achievements in woodlot management.” Woodlot management has been a career for the Veinots and their ancestors since 1890. Thoughtful stewardship through previous generations has led to a largely uneven-aged Acadian forest. Multiple forest values have been maintained over time, including high-quality timber, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and many more. The property includes a large sugar bush, apple trees and many varieties of Christmas trees. The Veinot woodlot has also been used for many years as an outside classroom by various groups for education and information sharing. Mr. Veinot has served as past president of the Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers’ Association, which promotes the province’s Christmas tree industry around the world. The 2009 Woodlot Owner of the Year Award will be presented to the Veinot family at a public field tour on their woodlot on Oct. 3, during the annual Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers tour. Other regional winners are: Brian Archibald and family of Aspen, Guysborough Co., in the eastern region, and George and Phillis Cook of Truro, Colchester Co., in the central region. All three winners use an integrated management approach that considers wood production, wildlife enhancement and recreation improvement. The result is a forest that includes high-quality timber, wildlife habitat, and water quality that allows people to enjoy the aesthetic appeal, recreational opportunities and spiritual aspects of nature. The Department of Natural Resources receives several nominations for the award each year. All nominations are evaluated by department staff for regional winners, while the provincial winner is selected by a committee of two foresters, a wildlife technician, a former award winner, and an environmental studies undergraduate student. Nova Scotia residents who own 20 to 800 hectares of woodland in the province are eligible for woodlot owner awards. Nominations are accepted at Department of Natural Resources offices until March 31 each year. More information is available on the department’s website at .last_img read more

9 Bdeshis get death sentence for attacking PM Hasina 25 years ago

first_imgDhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday sentenced nine activists of a BNP-led alliance to death and 25 others to life imprisonment for attacking a train carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago when she was the Opposition leader. Thirteen other people were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by the Pabna court, according to media reports. On September 23, 1994, Hasina was leading a nationwide election campaign by rail and holding rallies at different stations. As her train reached Pakshey railway Station in Pabna’s Ishwardi, it was attacked with crude bombs and gunshots. The attack continued till Ishwardi railway station. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’Hasina survived the assault carried out during Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s first term as prime minister. Pronouncing the verdict in a crowded courtroom, additional sessions judge Rostom Ali sentenced nine people to death, 25 others to life imprisonment and 13 to 10-year jail term for attacking the train. Expressing satisfaction over the verdict, public prosecutor Akteruzzaman Mukata said, “After a long legal battle, the court punished all 47-charge sheeted accused according to proper witness and evidence.” Meanwhile, lawyers of the convicts rejected the verdict and said they will appeal to a higher court.last_img read more

PEI election speculation mounts as Liberals plan special announcement

first_imgCHARLOTTETOWN — P.E.I.’s governing Liberals are planning a “special announcement” tonight, amid mounting speculation of a spring election on the Island.The party issued an advisory this afternoon saying the announcement would come during a candidate nomination meeting at a Charlottetown hotel.Premier Wade MacLauchlan doesn’t have to take voters to the polls until Oct. 7 under the province’s fixed-date election provisions, but there have been indications the Liberals want to go early in an effort not to overlap with the federal election this fall.Despite a booming economy, polls suggest the Liberal party is likely facing a rough ride, with the Green party seen as a legitimate contender for power.A Corporate Research Associates poll released this month suggests the Greens had a healthy lead, followed by the Progressive Conservatives, who picked a new leader, Dennis King, in February.The Liberals were in third place, the poll suggests.The Island has only ever been governed by the Liberals or Tories.Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker became the first party member elected to the legislature in 2015, and he has worked to build the Green brand, mainly by challenging the notion that the party is devoted to nothing more than environmental activism.The party snagged a second seat when Hannah Bell, the 48-year-old head of a businesswomen’s association in Charlottetown, won a 2017 byelection.The Liberals have been in power since 2007, and there are signs MacLauchlan — a longtime academic who began his political career in 2015 as premier — is personally unpopular.The last time a minority government was elected in P.E.I. was 1890.Whenever it comes, the P.E.I. election will also include a binding referendum on electoral reform — asking voters if they wish to stay with the current first-past-the-post system or change to a mixed-member-proportional-representation model.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ban Kimoon calls on African Union show unity of purpose in bringing

29 January 2007Calling the situation in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Africa’s leaders to use the same unity of purpose and partnership with the UN that brought peace to Burundi and Sierra Leone in tackling the intractable issue. Calling the situation in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Africa’s leaders to use the same unity of purpose and partnership with the UN that brought peace to Burundi and Sierra Leone in tackling the intractable issue. “Together, we must work to end the violence and scorched-earth policies adopted by various parties, including militias, as well as the bombings which are still a terrifying feature of life in Darfur,” he told an African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, of the conflict between Sudanese Government forces, allied militias and rebel groups that has killed at least 200,000 people and displaced more than 2 million others. “Life-saving humanitarian work must be allowed to resume, and civil society in Darfur must have a voice in the peace process. And we must persuade non-signatories to join, while building consensus for the urgent deployment of a UN-AU force on the ground,” he said, referring to rebel groups seeking greater autonomy who did not join in a peace accord signed last May. In a 90-minute meeting on the summit sidelines with Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir, Mr. Ban urged him and all parties to cease hostilities and grant humanitarian access. He told reporters afterwards that Mr Al-Bashir agreed to facilitate such access, and expressed willingness to cooperate with international efforts toward that end.He said his Special Envoy on Darfur Jan Eliasson and AU Envoy Salim A. Salim would go to Khartoum and Darfur in early February to support peace-making efforts, and the President welcomed the mission. He also called for an early Government response to plans for a hybrid UN-AU force in Darfur of 17,000 peacekeepers and 3,000 police.In his summit address, Mr. Ban also urged the leaders to bring unity of purpose to other intractable crises “that bleed like open wounds on the face of the Continent,” such as the conflicts in Somalia and Côte d’Ivoire. He noted how the UN-AU partnership helped to resolve the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where last November’s elections, the first in more than 40 years and the largest such support operation in UN history, were “a remarkable peacekeeping achievement.”“Liberia, too, shines as an example of what can be achieved through our collective will for peace and security in Africa,” he added.He drew on his own experiences as a child growing up in war-torn Korea in the 1950s to deliver a message of hope to Africa. “I have seen the hardship and hunger, the degradation and disease, that come with prolonged warfare,” he said. “Elderly women scavenging for scraps, toddlers weak from malnutrition and unsafe drinking water, buildings dilapidated, corn fields rotting, an infrastructure on its knees.“This I witnessed as a young boy, and the images haunt me to this day. But I also witnessed how, through unity of purpose, my country was able to transform itself from a traumatized nation with a non-existent economy, into a vibrant, productive society and a regional economic power,” he added. “Let us bring the same unity of purpose to bear on development in Africa.”Turning to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 to slash a host of social ills, such as extreme poverty and hunger, by 2015, Mr. Ban noted that some African countries had made remarkable progress, but much remained to be done.He announced that he planned to convene in March a working group on Africa and the MDGs, “a coalition of the willing” of African stakeholders and international organizations and donors, to accelerate progress on the goals, which also seek to reduce maternal and infant mortality and provide access to health care and education.He noted that AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are responsible for nearly 4 million African deaths every year, and he also cited the seventh MDG on ensuring environmental sustainability as an enormous challenge. “The time has come for the rest of the world to assist African countries in adapting to the effects of a warming planet, while strengthening efforts to mitigate climate change,” he said.“How Africa fares in reaching the Millennium Development Goals is a matter of life and death for millions of Africans. It is also a test of the ability of the United Nations to carry out the mandate our membership has given us. It will be one of my priorities to ensure that we meet that test – and I will take steps to strengthen the Organization accordingly.” read more

US homebuilder confidence sales expectations slip in January outlook still favourable overall

US homebuilder confidence, sales expectations slip in January; outlook still favourable overall by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Jan 20, 2015 8:13 am MDT U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects ahead of the spring homebuying season, traditionally the peak period for home sales.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday slipped this month to 57, down one point from a revised reading of 58 in December.Even so, builders’ overall sales outlook remains favourable. Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good rather than poor.Builders’ outlook for sales over the next six months and a measure of traffic by prospective buyers both declined, while a view of current sales conditions held steady.The index also found sentiment improved in the West, Northeast and Midwest, but took a step back in the South.The latest reading is consistent with the NAHB’s forecast that the U.S. housing market will continue to improve at a gradual pace this year.Sales of new homes grew at a sluggish pace for much of 2014. Just 399,000 new homes were bought in the first 11 months of the year, a 0.2 per cent improvement from the same period in 2013. That’s still far off from the annual rate of 700,000 seen during the 1990s.Rising prices and essentially flat incomes have cut into affordability for many would-be buyers, particularly first-time buyers.Still, broader economic trends remain favourable for builders.The unemployment rate has fallen to 5.6 per cent, down from 6.7 per cent 12 months ago. And mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows, making it less expensive to buy a home.Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell last week for the third straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate declining to 3.66 per cent, its lowest level since May 2013.In addition, new guidelines that affect government-backed home loans could make it less costly for first-time buyers to come up with a down payment or afford private mortgage insurance.In the latest NAHB index, which was based on responses from 396 builders, the index gauging current sales conditions for single-family homes held at 62. Builders’ outlook for sales over the next six months fell four points to 60, while a measure of traffic by prospective buyers slipped two points to 44.Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to NAHB data. In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo, a builder works on a new apartment building under construction in Phoenix. The National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for January on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Quebec court authorizes classaction lawsuit over cellphone roaming fees

MONTREAL – Canada’s largest cellphone providers are reviewing a Quebec Court of Appeal ruling that authorized a class-action lawsuit against them in the province over international roaming fees.Toronto-based Rogers Communications, which operates Fido, along with Bell and Telus face the prospect of a trial that could result in them having to pay millions of dollars to customers allegedly charged excessive international data roaming fees for using their smartphones in the U.S. and other international destinations.Rogers and Bell said they’re studying the Wednesday ruling but declined to say if they will seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.Quebec’s high court overturned a lower-court ruling that rejected an application filed on behalf of Montreal Fido customer Inga Sibiga, who was billed $250.81 in extra charges from a 2012 U.S. vacation.She used her cellphone about six times to access Google Maps without using a prepaid travel package.Sibiga used 40.82 megabytes of data at a rate of $6.14 per MB.The lawsuit claims the charges were “exploitative” and well beyond the cost of providing the service, thereby running afoul of Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act.“We think it’s a very important judgment for many reasons, but it’s obviously an important victory for consumers,” said lawyer Bruce Johnston of class-action specialists Trudel Johnston and Lesperance.He said the cost of providing international roaming data was just a few cents per megabyte, yet the major companies charged as much as $30, or about 600 times the cost.“That, according to us, is clear exploitation of consumers,” he said in an interview.The ruling comes following a CRTC report Thursday that found Canadians pay some of the highest prices for mobile phones compared to those living in other G7 nations and Australia.Canadians paid the most for entry-level wireless service of 150 minutes, shelling out an average of $41.08, according to the study that surveyed service providers in six Canadian cities and in other countries.Canadian services claimed the second- or third-highest price for the five other higher-service options studied, like unlimited talk and text with five gigabytes of data.Johnston expects the class-action lawsuit will proceed to trial within about two years.It covers consumers residing in Quebec who were charged more than $5 per MB after Jan. 8, 2010. If ultimately successful, hundreds of thousands of Quebec cellphone users could share a multi-million-dollar award.“It’s an important case in terms of the precedent it will set but it’s also important on a monetary value basis,” Johnston said.He adds that since the case was filed, telecoms have dropped their international roaming rates to customers across Canada.“It’s not simply because of the class action but I’m sure that the class action participated in the process; we’ve seen the rates drop dramatically,” he said.“So calling an industry to account makes it more likely that they will act in accordance to the law. That will be true across Canada because the rates will be the same.”Quebec Superior Court justice Michel Yergeau denied the application in 2014, but the three-judge appeal court panel said he erred in four areas and overstepped his role.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version did not specify that the roaming fees are alleged to have been excessive. by By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 12, 2016 12:50 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Quebec court authorizes class-action lawsuit over cellphone roaming fees read more

South Sudan Ban concerned over escalation of violence

“The Secretary-General calls on all fighting forces to immediately suspend the hostilities, provide access to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and cooperate with humanitarian partners to facilitate the delivery of assistance. He urges all parties to agree to dialogue to resolve their political disputes,” said a statement attributable to the office of Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. Regretting the reported loss of lives, the Secretary-General commended UNMISS and the Humanitarian Country Team for taking “pro-active steps to protect fleeing civilians” outside their base in Wau. UNMISS is in the process of deploying additional capabilities to the area to be able to address possible contingencies, according to the statement.

Parties Agree to Extend Upcoming Deadlines for Convention Center Land Acquisition

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – According to a new statement released from the City of San Diego, a joint agreement has been reached to extend upcoming timelines related to securing the land to expand and modernize the San Diego Convention Center.The “standstill agreement” signed by the City of San Diego, Port of San Diego and Port property leaseholder Fifth Avenue Landing, LLC extends all approaching events and deadlines under the Purchase and Sale Agreement and Escrow Instructions to Sept. 25, 2018. The San Diego City Council and Board of Port Commissioners authorized the original three-party purchase agreement in June.“With thousands living without shelter and tens of thousands whose jobs depend on attracting convention business, the need for action on these urgent issues isn’t going away,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “Unlike some City Councilmembers whose idea of solving a crisis is to hold yet another committee meeting, the Port and Fifth Avenue Landing have shown they are willing to step up for the greater good of our community. Even though an initiative to fund the expansion and help the homeless won’t be on the November ballot, it is still on the table for a future election, and I thank Fifth Avenue Landing and the Port for their continued partnership on this very important issue.”The San Diego County Registrar of Voters is expected to determine by Sept. 20 if an initiative to fund the convention center expansion, homelessness solutions and road repairs will qualify for a future ballot. Parties Agree to Extend Upcoming Deadlines for Convention Center Land Acquisition , August 20, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: August 20, 2018last_img read more

Small boat catches fire near Dinner Key Channel

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – No injuries were reported after a boat caught fire near Dinner Key Channel.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene, about 200 yards off of Dinner Key Channel, Thursday at around 4:15 p.m.A video showed the smoke and flames coming from the boat as officials used foam to put the fire out.Officials also dewatered the boat so it would not sink, all while trying to put out the fire safely.The boat has since been towed.The cause of the fire is still being investigated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

SwitchGuard keeps your Nintendo Switch safe from thieves filthy paws

first_imgThe SwitchGuard is pretty self-explanatory. Pintoro It’s safe to say just about everyone wants a Nintendo Switch, making it a prime target for thieves.Pintoro is offering deterrent in the form of SwitchGuard, a clear acrylic lockbox designed to keep the portable console safe from unwelcome hands, as previously reported by Nintendo Life.”The best way to deter theft of your Nintendo Switch at a tournament, in your dorm, in an office, or in your home!” the company wrote. The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Post a comment Gaming Accessories Consoles 29 Photos Now playing: Watch this: 2:38 Charge your Nintendo Switch over-the-aircenter_img The box costs $50, which is pricey but cheaper than replacing your Switch if it gets snatched. Nintendo sold more than 8.7 million units of the Switch between its March 2017 launch and November 2018, and it’s expected to sell 17.3 million worldwide in 2019, so there are no doubt plenty of concerned owners out there.First published at 6:31 a.m. PT.Updated at 7:20 a.m PT: Adds Pintoro comment.Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out: Here’s everything you need to know. The top lock stops people from getting at the Switch inside, while a cable lock and slot secure the SwitchGuard itself. It also has numerous cutouts for ventilation — Switches can get pretty hot! — and for you to run various cables through.The company acknowledges that the box is more of the deterrent than an absolute security solution. It could be smashed open with a hammer when you bring it to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament.”The SwitchGuard is an excellent option for deterring thieves from picking up your Switch and just walking away,” Pintoro wrote in an emailed statement. 0 Share your voice Tags Nintendolast_img read more

Healing Baltimore with Straight Talk House Music

first_imgBy Rev. Dorothy Boulware, Special to the AFROIf it’s Friday in Baltimore, what mix could be better than a great discussion about the city’s revival and house music. What a combination! It’s the treat of the evening for those whoventure out to the Impact Hub, Feb. 1, to talk with author, Sean Yoes about his book,  “Baltimore After Freddie Gray” and hear the best music in the world, ala Baltimore.This event is produced in partnership with Tiffany Ginyard, AFRO managing editor andfounder of the Fly Girl Network. “It focuses on a conversation I’m facilitating with middle and high school students about the impact of violence on their lives, post Uprising,” Yoes said.Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO editor will be moderating a discussion with youth regarding their experience living in Baltimore following the Uprisings that erupted in the city following the death of Freddie Gray. Afterwards, DJs Henry Da Man and Sunny T will get the party started with a house party. (Courtesy Photos)“We’re also going to be focused on healing using the conversation.” Yoes had no idea of a book when he began capturing the news surrounding the arrest and death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, culminating in what the city has chosen to call the Uprising, the citizens’ response to the injustice they felt Freddie Gray endured while in police custody.Yoes wrote himself through the horror and the injustice, the incredulity and the reality. Hewrote himself through the mass media frenzy and the would-be stars of it all. Without planning, he wrote the script for an atrocity, the ashes of which have become a source of new life in the city.DJs Henry Da Man and Sunny T. (Courtesy Photo)One column at a time. Each week another column. Each week another reaction. Week by week. Race and Politics.While Yoes admits to at least emerging as an expert on Black Baltimore, he said “discussing Gray’s death and his life are important in understanding the ubiquitous system of White supremacy in Baltimore specifically.”And the discussion at the Impact Hub will meld into what Yoes calls the ultimate Baltimore healing experience, “a House Music party with DJs Henry Da Man and Sunny T.”Yoes is neither a stranger to Baltimore nor a stranger to the AFRO. He is well known as a writer extraordinaire for his weekly column, Race and Politics, and most recently as the Baltimore editor.Join Sean Yoes and the community 6 p.m., Feb. 1 at Impact Hub, 10 E. North Avenue.“Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From one of America’s Great Imperiled Cities” can be purchased at the event and on Amazon.comlast_img read more

KMDA to set up foot overbridges to smoothen traffic

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has decided to set up a few foot overbridges on Kazi Nazrul Islam Sarani and Eastern Metropolitan Bypass for faster movement of traffic and safety of the pedestrians.An underpass and a pedestrian footbridge will come up at Ruby intersection. Because of heavy traffic crossing the stretch on EM Bypass near Ruby, commutation has become a nightmare for the pedestrians. Because of offices, the concentration of people surrounding Ruby is fast increasing. The underpass will come up on the Mukundapur side while the foot overbridge will be constructed near the station of Garia-Airport Metro route. Experts suggested that there will be a huge concentration of people along EM Bypass and unless steps are not taken now, it will difficult to manage traffic and pedestrian movement in a few years’ time. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeFoot overbridges will also come up at the intersection of Ajaynagar and Patuli. Both these areas are accident prone as pedestrians find it difficult to cross EM Bypass. The pedestrian flyover will create an uninterrupted flow of traffic along the stretch. Foot overbridge will also come up at Dum Dum Park crossing. Once these foot overbridges come up, the time taken to travel to Kolkata Airport from Garia will lessen. Also, they will minimise the number of road accidents.last_img read more

Cher recounts the time she and Meryl Streep saved a woman from

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Cher said both of them immediately sprung into action. They screamed and began running at the man who, when he noticed them, also came for them.‘And just out of — I don’t know — we split and he ran through us,’ she said. ‘And we went up to the girl, and all of her clothes were torn and she was clutching her bag.’Fortunately, the story had a happy ending for all three of the women.‘So we’re putting her together, kind of trying to get her to look a little bit like she hasn’t just been ravaged, and she looks at us, and she goes, “Oh my God! I was saved by Meryl Streep and Cher! I’m an actress, and I work in a café where we sing, and all my friends are going to be so jealous.”‘When are we getting this duo movie?More from Gay Star NewsWeird and wonderful facts about the biggest diva of all time Cher eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Cher recounted the time she and Meryl Streep saved a woman from being assaulted. The story is absolutely as wild and badass as you think it is.It begins in 1983, after Streep gave birth to her second child, Mamie Gummer. ‘We were downtown at her apartment,’ Cher told both Corden and fellow guest, Phoebe Waller-Bridge. ‘She said, “I want some ice cream,” and I said, “OK.”‘[embedded content]Cher remembers asking if it was dangerous, but Streep responded simply: ‘No no, it’s Little Italy on one side and Chinatown on the other side and we’ll be safe as two peas in a pod.’Then what happened?The pair went out for ice cream.‘So we walk out and the first thing we see is some guy hitting cars with a brick,’ Cher continued. ‘And then we walk down the street and we hear screaming.‘We come around the corner, and this gigantic man is ripping the clothes off of this girl.’ Cher telling the story | Photo: YouTube/The Late Late Show with James Corden Cher reveals tracklisting for her ABBA covers albumWeird and wonderful facts about the biggest diva of all time CherCher has made an album of ABBA covers and now we need some SOSRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

US travel company Collette launches in Australia

first_imgCollette, the United States based travel company has officially opened an office in Australia, bringing bold new horizons for the Australian traveler. An official launch event was held last night in Sydney, which was attended by members of the Collette leadership team to help the company hit the ground running in Australia.Also at the event were Christian Leibl-Cote, vice president of service & international business and Todd Bridges, Collette’s vice president of global business development, who came all the way from America to speak at the launch and assist with the opening of the office.Collette president and chief executive officer Dan Sullivan, said that Collette had been planning expansion into Australia for some time now.“For decades, Collette has been proud to take our guests to Australia, showing them all the wonders of the place you are lucky enough to call home.  Now we’d like to return the favour and help Australians explore the dynamic cultures, exciting cuisines, and iconic must-sees that are part of the immersive Collette guided travel experience,” Mr Sullivan said. Established in 1918, Collette is a third-generation, worldwide tour operator, and the new Sydney office adds to the company’s global presence which includes offices in Vancouver, Toronto and London. Collette offers 160 escorted tours to destinations on all seven continents and boasts a 98 per cent worldwide customer satisfaction rating from its tour survey returns for the past five years.   The company’s 4-star travel experiences include carefully crafted comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, garden holidays and more. With a diverse and outstanding product range ideally suited to the discerning Australian traveler and representing great value for money, Collette is looking forward to bringing its high standards of service using reputable suppliers to the local market. Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more


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