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Euro 2016: Stretched and stressed, French police prepare for soccer spectacle

first_imgFrance’s stretched police force has had to contend with two militant attacks in a year and regular street protests, and now it faces the task of keeping millions of soccer fans safe when the country hosts the Euro 2016 tournament next month. (England name provisional squad, Walcott left out)The French force of police and gendarmes numbers almost 200,000, having suffered around 13,000 job cuts since 2007 as the government sought to reduce public spending.Even before the Islamic State attacks on Paris in November, and the ensuing national state of emergency that increased their duties, officers had racked up a backlog of 20 million hours in overtime, equivalent to three weeks each. (Diego Costa may miss Euro 2016)They are entitled to claim an hour of holiday for every hour of overtime worked, but there is little prospect of them being able to do so any time soon.They must police the June 10-July 10 Euro 2016, when about 2.5 million people are due to attend matches in 10 stadiums across the country and about 7.5 million are expected to converge on “fan zones” in cities, we well as the annual Tour de France cycling race which runs through most of July.”They are being asked to do a lot in the state of the emergency and it’s clear that if we continue like this by the end of the year we’ll start seeing people fall sick and get depressed,” Denis Jacob, Secretary General of the Alternative police union told Reuters.”We are human at the end of the day.”advertisementThe events also come at a time of civil unrest ahead of next year’s presidential elections that has seen demonstrations against a labour reform law spill over into violence on a weekly basis this year.Since the protests began two months ago, several hundred police have been injured in clashes, often with hooded youths hurling stones and petrol bombs. Protest organisers have accused security forces of heavy-handed policing.Police unions have called for officers to stage a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday to highlight their strained conditions and also the rise in anti-police rhetoric from protest groups in recent weeks.They say they are receiving a rising number of calls from officers complaining of the stresses they face and that ahead of next month’s tournament there is no capacity or plan in place to give them respite.One officer, who was part of a Gendarmerie Mobile unit parked outside the lower house of parliament in Paris last week, said he was exhausted after being constantly moved from one event or incident to another over the past two years. He said he did not want to be named because he feared a public backlash.The government acknowledges the strain placed on police. “I salute the commitment of our security forces, especially the police and gendarmes, who some seem to forget the sacrifices and responsibilities that weigh on their shoulders at the moment,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls told lawmakers on May 12.Forces have been given new equipment and the government is trying to alleviate some of the staff burden. It has promised 9,000 new police recruits, with around 800 of them due to join in June, even though these will need time to gain experience.STATE OF EMERGENCYThe Nov. 13 attacks, the worst on French soil since World War Two, killed 130 people and included suicide bombings near the national football stadium. The killings, which came 10 months after a militant attack on the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, forced the Socialist government to push for tougher security measures.The measures include a state of emergency, which has seen a rise in house raids, street stop and searches, as well as arrests of suspected militants and those linked to them.An officer who has been a member of the police’s anti-riot Compagnies republicaines de securite (CRS) for three years, said a typical eight to 10-hour day for him varied between foot patrol missions around sensitive sites such as train stations, to crowd-control duty during street demonstrations.The officer said he did not want to be named because he feared a public backlash. He said it was rare that the prerequisite 11 hours recuperation time between shifts was met and that days off were often postponed, leaving little time to recover from a physical and emotional workday.Jean Krakowiecki, President of the France-based Research Institute for Stress, told Reuters the accumulated fatigue in the police force was beginning to have an impact.”We could see uncontrollable violence, depressions followed by suicide, divorces, lives completely destroyed,” he said. “We’re already seeing police officers breaking down after seeing their colleagues injured or after getting hurt themselves.”advertisementSome union officials point to the fact that a record 77 officers committed suicide in 2014 and 70 last year, up from 53 in 2010.SOLDIERSGovernment officials say all measures are in place to ensure Euro 2016 runs smoothly.”Events like this have to happen otherwise the terrorists will win,” Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in an interview with French regional newspapers on May 13. “We’ve worked for months with the organisers and elected officials in the cities to ensure the highest level of security.”Ultimately though, officials say, there just won’t be enough officers to police the tournament given that the priority remains securing sensitive locations against potential attacks.Plans are afoot to ensure the French army, which has about 10,000 soldiers stationed across the country’s cities as part of anti-terrorism measures, will be handed more responsibility to protect sites during Euro 2016, relieving some police officers.Tournament organisers are also drafting in between 10,000 to 15,000 security staff.Security experts and police officials have said the fan zones will be the biggest challenge.French employment authorities have approached more than 10,000 unemployed security agents to staff these areas. An emergency 40-hour course to replace the traditional 100-hour training was set up two weeks ago.”We’re in the final countdown,” Ziad Khoury, head of security for Euro 2016 told Reuters. “We’re not stressed. The key is to remain calm and organise things well. Everyone is committed and it’s a window to show our know-how on managing big events and our security. It’s positive for our country.”last_img read more

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Solid shots for MVP Group in SEA Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? In boxing, the silver medal won by Eumir Marcial in the Aiba Men’s Elite Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia, more or less showed how prepared Filipino boxers would be for the SEA Games.There’s perennial powerhouse Thailand which, like the Philippines, won two gold medals in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.Thailand sent a total of four fighters in the Russia World series, where it returned without a single medal.“Thailand failed to score there,” noted Ed Picson, executive director Abap.“Everything is on schedule, and hopefully our boxers will also hit peak on schedule,” Picson said. “Yes, the Thais are the ones to watch.”ADVERTISEMENT “Hometown advantage is good, but Thailand has a vibrant program, backed by solid government funding, upwards of $2 million a year, not counting private sector support,” Picson added.While boxing appears eager to aim for a stronger international showing, it can be said the Gilas Pilipinas is in the process of picking up the pieces after the China World Cup where the Philippines wound up down the bottom.Part of the Gilas restructuring could include the naming of younger talents from the national pool, like seven-foot teenager Kai Sotto, in the Philippine cage squad for the SEA Games.Cone has acknowledged his appointment as Gilas coach is a stopgap move; but it goes without saying he would be ready to take a full-time assignment for Gilas in bigger international tests.It’s all up to national basketball leaders with the SBP and the MVP conglomerate.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments Unlike in the China World Cup campaign, there’s the big promise of a strong showing for the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team in the Southeast Asian Games the country is hosting.This should also be the case in boxing, after the Alliance of Boxing Associations in the Philippines (Abap) produced a solid silver medal winner in the World Championships.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Generika whips Marinera in Invitational openercenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Boxing and basketball, not necessarily in that order, are two of the major disciplines being supported by the powerful MVP Group of Companies led by tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan.For basketball, new Gilas coach Tim Cone has cautioned against superiority and overconfidence in the SEA Games basketball championship which the country has been dominating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“It won’t be a slam dunk,” cried Cone, pointing to vast improvements in the sport by both Thailand and Indonesia.Cone said the two countries are ready to field in quality reinforcements with the goal of dislodging the Philippines as SEA Games basketball king. Becoming his own man MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

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David Warner’s Orange Cap, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s Purple Cap not enough for SRH

first_imgDefending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad were knocked out of this year’s Indian Premier League as Kolkata Knight Riders beat David Warner-led side by seven wickets in a rain-curtailed eliminator at Bengaluru.Sunrisers managed only 128/7 from their 20 overs after a brilliant bowling performance from Kolkata, especially the returning Nathan Coulter-Nile, who bagged 3/20 from his four overs.Hyderabad had a glimmer of hope as rain was all set to play the spoilsport and dent Kolkata’s chances of going through to the second qualifier against the Mumbai Indians. Due to finishing above KKR in the league stages, it would have guaranteed them a spot in the second qualifier but it stopped and gave the two-time champions a mere target of 48 from six overs.SRH started off with a bang as well, getting three quick wickets but ultimately a calm Gautam Gambhir and supportive Ishank Jaggi finished the match off for KKR.This season therefore came to an end for the current holders despite the heroics of David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who are still on top of most runs and wickets list by some margin.The Sunrisers captain, who has been in tremendous form this season, struck 37 today and  finished with 641 runs, including a ton and four fifties in this season. Although he failed to replicate last year’s performance, where he hammered 848 runs but riding on his heroics, Hyderabad qualified for the eliminators as he got important runs at crucial junctures to guide them to the last four.Another man, who has been equally important in Sunrisers’ campaign is Bhuvneshwar. Just like Warner, he almost picked up from where he left off last season, where he ended up as the Purple Cap owner, clinching 23 wickets from 17 games.advertisementBCCI PhotoThe right-arm pacer has snapped 26 wickets from 14 matches, six ahead of currently second placed Jaydev Unadkat of Rising Pune Supergiant, who has 22 from 11 games. Bhuvi has not only been picking up crucial wickets but has also done a brilliant job in curtailing the run flow whenever the skipper has called him on.  This match served as a sweet revenge of sorts for KKR as they lost out to Hyderabad last year in the eliminators and now wait for Friday to play the second qualifier against Mumbai in their quest for a third IPL title.last_img read more

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Annie Lennox And Bill Clinton Pay Respect For Malaysian Airlines Tragedy Victims

first_imgAnnie Lennox has sent a message of sympathy and support to families affected by the Malaysian Airlines tragedy.“Sending a message of heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims of the Malaysian airlines plane that was shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a surface to air missile,” posted the singer and activist on Facebook. “Including those who perished were estimated to be as many as one hundred attendees of this year’s Global AIDS Conference which is due to start tomorrow in Melbourne, Australia.“Veteran HIV researcher Clive Aspin was quoted as saying ‘These people were the best and the brightest, the ones who had dedicated their whole careers to fighting this terrible virus. It’s devastating.’“Professor Richard Boyd, director of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories, said ‘There were some serious HIV leaders on that plane. This will have ramifications globally because whenever you lose a leader in any field, it has an impact. That knowledge is irreplaceable.’“Although I’m not able to attend this year’s conference, my thoughts are with everyone there, who I know will be absolutely devastated by these tragic circumstances.”Bill Clinton has also shown his respect for victims of the disaster, including leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange.“In the days to come I’m hopeful more will be known about the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine. We know that 298 people died and that several of them were en route to Melbourne to attend the International Aids Conference.“Joep Lange, one of those aboard the flight, was the head of PharmAccess in the Netherlands and one of the most respected AIDS physicians in the world. He devoted his life to helping others and saving lives. In 2003, he worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative to scale up AIDS care and treatment in South Africa and Tanzania, so that it would be more accessible to more of those in need. He continued to help CHAI with a number of our efforts since. Joep was a true leader in the fight against AIDS, a humanitarian, and a great friend to those who had the privilege of knowing him. Our hearts go out to Joep’s family, to his colleagues and many friends, and to everyone who lost a loved one in this horrible incident.”last_img read more

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Canopy Growth buying US hemp research firm Ebbu in deal worth more

first_imgSMITH FALLS, – Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal to buy Ebbu Inc., a Colorado-based hemp researcher, in a stock-and-cash deal worth more than $425 million.Under the agreement, Canopy will pay $25 million in cash and issue 6,221,210 shares to Ebbu.The company will also pay up to an additional $100 million if certain scientific-related milestones are achieved within two years of the deal closing.Canopy will have the option of making the milestone payments in cash, shares or a combination of cash and shares.Shares in Canopy closed Monday at $73.75, up $8.85 or 13.64 per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The company says the deal will help its hemp and THC-rich cannabis genetic breeding program, as well as other parts of its business.“Beyond the technological edge this transaction provides, we are pursuing this acquisition because Canopy shares Ebbu’s core ethos of building consumer trust,” said Mark Zekulin, Canopy’s co-chief executive and president.“We collectively believe consumer trust is achieved by driving the scientific agenda needed to build predictable, repeatable outcomes and layering on brand power.”Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED)last_img read more

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Police search for Hamilton man

Police are looking for a missing Hamilton man.They say Jerry Bokma, 42, left his house on Pritchard Road on Friday at 4 p.m. They say from there he might have visited a business in the area of Barton Street East and Gibson Road.Bokma is described as white and six feet tall. He is 155 pounds and has brown/blonde hair that may be in a ponytail.He is said to have been wearing a green rain jacket, work boots and carrying a black backpack.Anyone with information is asked to contact Hamilton Police.

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Rich poor countries similar in level of womens political involvement UN report

The report compiled by the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), states that the number of women in key decision-making positions is the only indicator that does not appear to be affected by national poverty. Some of the world’s richest countries such as the United States, France and Japan – where women’s share of parliamentary seats range between 10 to 12 per cent – lag behind 13 developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, a region experiencing the greatest poverty in the world.”There is much more to be done to ensure that women are accepted as equal partners in key decision-making processes. Especially in post-conflict situations – where new constitutions and legislative structures are being created – it is critical that women are present at the peace table and in post-war policy-making,” UNIFEM Executive Director Noeleen Heyzer said.The report, “Progress of the World’s Women 2002: Volume 2: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals,” attributes the increase in women’s share of parliamentary seats to political measures in several countries, where quotas were legislated or adopted on a voluntary basis to meet the 30 per cent representation agreed on at numerous international conferences in the last decade.”Real progress towards gender equality will be seen when women have more say in the decisions that affect their lives,” Ms. Heyzer stated in support of the need for women’s presence in political decision-making positions.There have been encouraging signs of such improvement in women’s legislative representation in the last two years, unlike in education, literacy and employment where progress has been slow, the report says. Women are still, however, largely absent from parliaments, accounting for only about 14 per cent of members in 2002, UNIFEM said.”Progress 2002″ assesses improvements made towards women’s empowerment within the context of the Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight goals created by the international community in 2000 to focus global efforts to end poverty, hunger and inequality. One of the key goals is the promotion of gender equality. read more

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UN will maintain pressure on Sudan until the commitments are met –

The United Nations will keep up the pressure on the Sudanese Government until it meets its commitments to disarm the militias responsible for deadly attacks in the troubled Darfur region and to restore security so that the estimated 1.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) feel it is safe to return home, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today. While there has been progress on humanitarian access to remote Darfur, Khartoum has “much more” to do on improving security for the IDPs who have gathered in over 100 makeshift camps across the region, Mr. Annan told reporters after briefing the Security Council on his recent trip to Africa. The Secretary-General stressed that last week’s Council resolution required the Sudanese authorities to do no more than meet the pledges it has already made. “They should be able to take steps to calm the situation, to stop the attacks, to protect the people and continue the disarmament,” he said. “And there should be no confusion or no excuses,” he warned. The Council gave the Government 30 days to show it was taking action on the commitments or face potential sanctions. Mr. Annan said, “The Council made it clear that if they fail to perform there will be consequences, and I hope that, if they do fail to perform, all the Council Members will be ready to act.” He also said the African Union (AU) was expanding the size of the force it was sending to Darfur to monitor the crisis. This, he said, was having “a positive impact” on dissuading the Janjaweed militias and others from further attacks on civilians. Responding to questions, he said a large public protest in Khartoum today against the UN was not unexpected. “Sometimes governments use demonstrations to put pressure on the UN and to send a message to the international community.” At the same time, he cautioned, the Sudanese Government “also has to be aware that it has the responsibility for the protection of the UN staff and the UN facilities.” Earlier, Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, told UN Radio that while today’s demonstration in Khartoum was not violent, it was “not making life easy” for UN staff in Sudan. He said security in the IDP camps had generally improved, apart from a few incidents, but conditions were more dangerous outside the camps. Mr. Pronk, who held talks this week with senior Sudanese officials, said he had asked them to address this problem so that people felt safe when they go to fetch water and firewood. The envoy said the political focus was now on reviving peace talks between the Sudanese Government and two Darfur rebel groups, expected to resume later this month. Now that Sudan has lifted previous obstacles to access for aid workers and relief supplies, the international community must make available more funding, staff and supplies to stave off a humanitarian disaster, he said. Aside from the large number of IDPs, about 200,000 people now live as refugees in neighbouring Chad because of the Janjaweed attacks and the fighting between the rebels and Government forces. read more

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Competition to find HS2 train builder launched

first_imgThe search for a company to design, build and maintain high speed trains for HS2 has been launched.Up to 60 trains will be needed to transport passengers at around 225 mph.The contract, which is worth £2.75 billion, will be awarded in 2019.Advance warning about the start of the bidding process was published on Friday by HS2 Ltd, the organisation responsible for developing the £55.7 billion project.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling described the search for a train manufacturer as “a major step” towards Britain getting a new railway which will carry more than 300,000 people each day. Construction work on phase one of HS2 from London to Birmingham will start in the spring, subject to its parliamentary bill getting royal assent in the coming weeks.Phase one is due to open in December 2026, with a second Y-shaped phase launching in two stages.Phase 2a from the West Midlands to Crewe will open in 2027 and phase 2b, from Crewe to Manchester and from the West Midlands to Leeds, South Yorkshire and the East Midlands, will begin operation in 2033. Mr Grayling said building and maintaining the trains will be a “great opportunity for British-based businesses and suppliers” with the creation of hundreds of jobs.He added: “We have held discussions with UK suppliers to make sure they are in the best possible position to win contracts.”HS2 Ltd’s managing director of railway operations, Chris Rayner, said: “We are looking for a supplier who is capable of delivering and maintaining some of the world’s most advanced rolling stock, with designs putting the passenger at their heart to ensure seamless, accessible, fast and reliable journeys.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Porter stabbed to death in Vergenoegen police hunting known suspect

The body of a 30-year-old porter, identified as Nair Khan, was this morning discovered in a pool of blood in Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).According to information from the police, Khan of Bud Street, Line Top, Vergenoegen, was on Sunday night around 22:00hrs imbibing at the home of a colleague (currently being sought by police) at Burn Street, Vergenoegen, when an argument erupted over an accusation that the Khan was having an affair with the suspect’s wife.Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Leslie James and Divisional Detective, Officer Assistant Superintendent J. Grant visited the crime sceneThe argument reportedly escalated and the suspect allegedly stabbed Khan who then fled the scene, leaving a trail of blood. His body was reportedly discovered about 110 yards from where the incident occurred with a gaping wound on his left hand. Investigators have since obtained a statement from the suspect’s wife who was present when the incident occurred.Khan’s body is presently at Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination as investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice Constable beaten at Vergenoegen Village Day celebrationDecember 27, 2014In “Crime”Vergenoegen man critical after choppingAugust 26, 2019In “Crime”UPDATE: Grove handyman reportedly stabbed to death in ‘triangular love affair’February 13, 2019In “Crime” read more

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Nominate your diversity heroes for Victorias 2018 Multicultural Awards for Excellence

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Nominations for Victoria’s 2018 Multicultural Awards for Excellence are now open to find the state’s next diversity heroes.Now in their 17th year, the awards are coordinated by the Victorian Multicultural Commission on behalf of the Victorian Government.The awards honour outstanding individuals and organisations that foster cross-cultural understanding, support migrants and refugees, and celebrate and preserve the diversity of cultures in Victoria.Recipients will be honoured at a ceremony at Government House attended by high-profile dignitaries in September.Nominations are invited across 10 categories to recognise the many ways that Victorians strengthen multiculturalism and close on Monday 25 June.Online submissions are encouraged and preferred.To find out more, and to submit a nomination, go to multicultural.vic.gov.auTo request a PDF or hard-copy nomination form, please email info@vmc.vic.gov.au or call (03) 7017 8190.last_img read more

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SpiderNick With Great Power Comes a Lovable Dirtbag

first_img The newest Sony Animation project Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped a new trailer, and it blew pretty much everyone who saw it away. There’s so much to discuss, and dissect from a 2:20 trailer that it would be easy to overlook one of the most important things that the trailer taught us:Peter Parker is Nick Miller.Now, yes, Jake Johnson voices Peter Parker in the new animated film, and he also played Nick Miller on New Girl. You may think that’s all that means. This one guy? He had both roles. And sure, you could stop there, if you really wanted to miss the big picture. But instead, I offer up the idea that, really:Nick Miller is Peter Parker.Sure, Nick Miller didn’t get bitten by a radioactive spider and gain superpowers. He was never an Avenger. Nick does not have a spider-sense, something easily provable by how often he has been hit in the face. He never fought costumed crime, though, I contend he very well may have fought off someone he thought was doing something bad while one, or both, parties involved wore a costume.For his part, Peter Parker has yet to be depicted as having a drinking problem.But then you start looking at them closer and have to wonder. Aren’t we shown, often, how Peter never quite lives up to his potential? That old Parker luck, we’re told, with things going wrong even though they’ve gone right. A brilliant scientist who spent most of his life as a photographer just trying to make ends meet.Let’s not forget that he made most of his money taking pictures of himself and selling them under false pretenses, to boot. Peter Parker is, can we be honest here? A bit of a dirtbag. That in no way diminishes his heroics, or good heart. But he’s a schlub.God help us all if we can’t agree that Nick Miller is the King of all Semi-Dirtbag Schlubs.He passed the bar exam just to prove that he could, and then became a bartender anyway because he enjoyed it, and it was easier. It was truer to who he was. Much like, say, Peter not becoming Tony Stark or Reed Richards, but taking pictures all day of his own ass to sell to a boss he didn’t like.They both shun the higher trappings of what they might consider fancy, choosing instead, a simpler life overall to explore the core of who they are. And by “explore” I mean “mostly ignore and drift through life doing a decent enough job of it thanks to a wide support system of friends.”They both mean well. Both Peter and Nick want to achieve greatness but think they aren’t quite worthy of it, despite the quiet belief of their families and friends.And about their friends: Peter has Mary Jane, Nick has Jess. Early on Peter has friends such as Harry Osborn, the son of his greatest enemy, and Flash Thompson his childhood bully. Nick has Winston and Schmidt. Do they line up perfectly? Of course not, but if you have a few beers, squint, and eat ramen because it’s all you can afford, you can see it.Let’s take some basic facts of each character and see which character they refer to:Instead of a wallet, uses a plastic bag to hold money and ID – Sure it’s Nick, but do you think Peter wouldn’t do that?Has to borrow a friend’s clothes when leaving their place after a visit and gets mocked on the way home – Yeah Peter borrowed a Fantastic Four outfit (and added a paper bag as a mask), once, but do you think Nick hasn’t done that?Eventually, totally accidently, achieved a major life goal, and fulfilled their potential – Nick didn’t mean for the Pepperwood Chronicles to become a giant YA hit. But it happened and changed his life for the better, going on book tours and becoming the author we knew he could be as far as back as his writing Z is for Zombie (it had a word search but there weren’t words to find, you dummy). Peter found his body inhabited by Doc Oct, and when he came back into possession of it he realized that he had founded Parker Industries and was using his genius to do the things he could’ve done years ago.That potential was rocky – Peter lost his company. Nick, when we last see him, doesn’t want to do more Pepperwood, but the new stuff he wants to do are books his publisher doesn’t want. We don’t know for sure how Nick’s story would resolve there, but it isn’t a stretch to imagine the end of the Miller Writing Career.But they both survive, and we are sure, will thrive in their own ways. That’s the core of both of them. Life will knock them about, continuously, but in the end you can’t keep either of them down because they will find the peace and joy in whatever version of their lives they live.They’re heroes because even when it looks like they are standing still, they are still moving forward, even if that movement is in directions and actions that don’t make clear, rational, sense to most people.Nick Miller is Peter Parker.Peter Parker is Nick Miller.And at long last we can see it, and hear it, and embrace it.After all, what is great power coming with great responsibility if it isn’t stopping Winston from going too far with a prank, or helping Schmidt through depression by pretending to be Michael Keaton in email? Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Jake Gyllenhaal Avoids Questions About Mysterio in Sinister SixSony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man Split last_img read more

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New Government of Cayman Islands Decided

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCayman Islands, May 26, 2017 – George Town – Following Wednesday’s election which saw the independent candidates winning most of the seats, the new government of The Cayman Islands has finally been decided.Leader of the People’s Progressive Movement, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin will lead the government for another 4 years. Hon. McKeeva Bush will be the Speaker of the House and Mr. Bernie Bush will be the Deputy Speaker. Following a meeting with both parties, the PPM and the CDP have agreed to work together in the interest of national unity.Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Observer team that monitored the recent general election says the country “amply met the international standard” for democratic and transparent elections.The group led by Steve Rodan, president of Tynwald in the Isle of Man, says the outcome of Wednesday’s general election reflected the “will of the people”.“Cayman can feel confident in its processes … whether or not they are pleased with the results.” The six member observer team spent the week checking everything from elections advertising, to news coverage, to ballot counting and voter registration.According to Rodan, legal principles of freedom of expression, freedom of movement and freedom of assembly were all respected.He also commended the elections office staff and Supervisor Wesley Howell for their “meticulous attention to detail.”Equality of voting principles was met by the adoption of the “one man, one vote” procedure during the 2017 general election, according to elections observers.However, he said that two voting districts on Grand Cayman “depart from the norm” when it comes to the size of the voting districts.The team noted that the districts of East End and North Side, both with about 700 voters apiece, are significantly smaller than 1,186 average voters in the remainder of Grand Cayman’s other 15 voting districts.There were a few other governance-related issues raised by the elections observers in their preliminary report – these included unfair requirements for voters and candidates’ residence in the Cayman Islands prior to an election being held, and some concern about the state of campaign finance reporting prior to elections.#magneticmedianews#2017caymanelections Related Items:#2017caymanelections, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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PFAS Update Blood Tests Show Elevated Levels of Contaminants in PhiladelphiaArea Residents

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Blood testing of a sample of residents living outside of Philadelphia revealed a significantly higher presence of PFAS chemicals linked to historical use of firefighting foam at two closed bases — Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster — than the general population. The state Department of Health randomly selected 235 residents in Horsham, Warminster and Warrington Township for testing, reported the Inquirer. Local residents had more than double the national average for levels of PFOS in their blood, and more than 1.5 times the national average for levels of PFOA. The average for one type of PFAS chemical, PFHxS, in the Philadelphia-area residents sampled was more than five times the national average. … Residents of Newburgh, N.Y., urged the military to take concrete action to halt discharges of contaminated wastewater from Stewart Air National Guard Base, during a public meeting with DOD and Air Force officials held earlier this month. The city shut down its primary water supply after PFAS contamination was discovered. The military has been following the federally prescribed cleanup process but faces spending restrictions because Stewart is not an active-duty base and is located on state-owned land, said Robert McMahon, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment. He and John Henderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, said the federal government is committed to cleaning up the contamination, reported the Times Herald-Record. “We’re in this for the long haul,” McMahon said.Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Forcelast_img read more

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MLA Muta Gopal urges TRS cadre to strengthen party

first_imgMusheerabad: Muta Gopal, MLA of Musheerabad constituency, exhorted the TRS party cadre to strive for strengthening the party in their respective areas. He was speaking at the party membership drive programme organised by the TRS senior leader Shankar Mudhiraj at Dayara market of Ramnagar division on Sunday. MLA Muta Gopal and Ramnagar corporator V Srinivas Reddy attended the program as chief guest. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us Addressing the party workers, Muta Gopal said that various welfare and developmental programmes initiated by the state government led by the CM KCR have been role models for the rest of the nation. He urged the party workers to go to every house in their respective areas and explain them about various programs taken up by the state government for their welfare and enroll more members into the party. Among those who participated in the programme were TRS party in-charge of Musheerabad constituency Rambabu Yadav, TRS party leaders Machakurthi Prabhakar, Prakash Reddy, R Moses, Penta Reddy, TRS minority president of Ramnagar division Wahid Ali, Kashi, Ravi, Sreenu, Narsing, Sridharachari, Aslam and others.last_img read more

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FBI Searching for Mystery Vandal Who Keeps Cutting Internet Cables

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine The FBI is investigating a mysterious string of attacks on fiber optic cables in the San Francisco Bay area, including one that severely disrupted Internet service at numerous businesses and residential buildings Tuesday morning.At least 11 physical attacks on these cables have occurred in at least 10 Bay area cities — such as Fremont, Berkeley, San Jose, and Walnut Creek — over the last year, dating back to at least July 6, 2014, FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich told USA Today. “When it affects multiple companies and cities, it does become disturbing,” Wuthrich said. “We definitely need the public’s assistance.”The latest attack, which happened at 4:20 a.m. PT on Tuesday, was particularly alarming as it appeared to have been a concerted strike on three Internet cables belonging to wholesalers Level 3 and Zayo. The result was a huge outage for those living in and around Sacramento for a good part of the day. According to Wave Broadband, an Internet provider to the area, service was restored by 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday evening.The vandalism brings up concerns about the security of the country’s existing Internet infrastructure. Cutting these lines requires tools that penetrate a tough outer layer. According to Wuthrich, the acts happened in remote areas unmonitored by cameras, and perhaps by vandals dressed as utility workers who have accessed the underground vaults containing the cables. “Different companies have thousands of these vaults,” Wuthrich said in a separate LA Times report.The area has been a hotbed for such attacks over recent years. Fiber-optic cables at four California locations were clipped on April 9, 2009, affecting more than 50,000 people in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. On April 16, 2013, suspects cut cables and opened fire on electrical transformers outside San Jose, causing more than $15 million in damage. July 1, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Mirion Technologies Introduces Instadose Radiation Dosimeter

first_imgSiemens Multix fixed room DR system at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:56Loaded: 17.29%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more The Instadose + dosimeter, the latest by Mirion Technologies, transforms radiation monitoring programs to increase dosimetry compliance and lower dose for high-risk employees.The  Instadose + dosimeter helps Radiation Safety Officers (RSO)  save time managing dosimetry programs by:   Eliminating the badge collection processIncreasing complianceTracking and controlling dose for high-risk employeesAlerting with e-mails sent when a dose exceeds a user-specified levelInstadose + dosimeters use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Technology to transmit dose data that can be seen on smart devices and PCs. The data is automatically transmitted to these devices and can also be retrieved on-demand manually, when needed. On-demand reports are also available and eliminate the need to ship badges to create and access reports.For more information: www.mirion.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Related Content News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… read more Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | February 08, 2018 Mirion Technologies Introduces Instadose Radiation Dosimeter The Instadose + dosimeters use Bluetooth Low Energy Technology to transmit does data that can be seen on smart devices and PCs.  Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 20, 2019 VIDEO: Walk-around of the Siemens Multix Impact Digital X-ray System This is a quick walk-around video showing the … read more Video Player is loading.An example of a virtual reality MRI brain reviewPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:42Loaded: 23.43%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:42 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Australia Malaysia and Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary

first_img Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Check your body, save your life New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Australian flags will be flown at half-staff on all government facilities throughout the country, he said.“We continue to support families who deal with the pain of loss and who have a deep yearning for justice,” Abbott told Parliament.The victims included 39 Australian citizens and permanent residents.The shooting down of Flight 17 as the Boeing 777 flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was the second of two disasters that struck the troubled airline last year after Flight 370 with 239 people on board went missing on March 8 last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. No trace of it has been found.Ukraine and the West suspect Flight 17 was destroyed by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired by Russian forces or separatist rebels fighting in the area.The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system this month concluded that Flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which is not in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian, Malaysian and Dutch governments will hold services on July 17 to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives, Australia’s prime minister said Monday.Australian lawmakers would be recalled to Parliament House for the national service and a plaque would be unveiled in the House of Representatives’ gardens inscribed with the names of all victims, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.last_img read more

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Tourisme Montréal launches a tourist welcome project

first_imgTourisme Montréal has unveiled Montréal vous accueille as part of Je fais MTL, which is a community movement aimed at making Montréal a more inspiring city.Montréal vous accueille is an initiative designed to standardise tourist welcome strategies across Montréal’s nine main gateways.Between now and May 2017, Tourisme Montréal would introduce different visual tools designed to create a warm welcome at the various partner locations. The signature for this powerful brand image is Bonjour, a word that conveys the city’s French roots and vibrant personality. The new welcome strategy, which has been developed by Tourisme Montréal in close collaboration with its partners, would include more tourist information agents, new interactive terminals, interior displays and improved signage.Montréal vous accueille would roll out a standardised approach at all points of entry, leading to improved consistency and fluidity in tourist welcomes. Quality information services have a beneficial impact on tourism and the local economy.“As part of Tourisme Montréal’s strategic plan, we set an ambitious goal of equipping Montréal with the best tourist welcome in North America and the most innovative at-destination interactive strategies for assisting tourists throughout their stay,” said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal. “By offering a top-quality welcome, we hope to encourage tourists to keep coming back to Montréal. I would like to congratulate the project partners for their commitment to this issue.”last_img read more

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