New Appointment to Board of Directors

first_imgThe chair of Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s (NSBI) board of directors, Janice Stairs, today, Dec. 2, announced the appointment of Tom Hickey to the board. Mr. Hickey, an entrepreneur and business owner for 17 years, is originally from Glace Bay, where he maintains the head office for Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, which services Atlantic Canada. Mr. Hickey is also president and CEO of T. Hickey Enterprises, which has been operating since 2001. T. Hickey Enterprises has 13 operating companies under his management. He is also CEO of Atlantic Road Construction and Paving Ltd. “We are pleased to welcome Tom Hickey to NSBI’s board,” said Ms. Stairs. “His business experience at home as well as in international markets such as the Middle East, Brazil, Mexico, and Europe will be a key asset.” In addition to his industry experience, Mr. Hickey is an active community member having volunteered in several charities including the Canadian Diabetes Association, as well as coaching his two daughters in competitive hockey. Mr. Hickey has been recognized with several awards such as being named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Eastern Canada’s Top 50 CEOs, BDC Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s board is made up of some of the top business minds from communities throughout the province, representing a diverse range of sectors and business interests.last_img read more

Sewer cleaning robots Delhi minister to meet Kerala engineers

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi government is mulling over roping in robots to clean sewers in the city’s inaccessible narrow lanes and Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam will travel to Kerala in July end to talk to a group of engineers in this regard. In February, the AAP government procured 200 sewer cleaning machines, but their large size doesn’t allow them to enter narrow lanes.”In cramped areas, people still resort to manual cleaning of sewers, many times without any safety gear. Our government is committed to completely eradicating manual scavenging. Now, we are considering roping in robots developed by a Kerala-based company to clean manholes,” Gautam said. The minister said he would visit Kerala in July end and the company, Genrobotics, will give a “live demo of the robot”. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe idea was first discussed in February during a meeting with experts from IIT Delhi and the Delhi Jal Board, an official of the government’s social welfare department said. Since then, the minister has held two meetings in this regard. But due to the code of conduct during elections, the idea could not be taken forward, he said. According to the company, the robot, named Bandicoot, takes 15 minutes to clean small sewers and around 45 minutes to unclog bigger ones. It can travel up to a depth of 20 meters. Municipal bodies in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have already commissioned Bandicoot. They have also trained manual scavengers to operate the bots from a safe distance.last_img read more

Boy band SANAMs ode to friendship day

first_imgMumbai: The boy band SANAM band is celebrating Friendship Day with a new single, ‘Apni yaari’. The song is composed by Clinton Cerejo and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. ‘Apni yaari’ puts the spotlight on the essence of modern-day friendships. It also highlights the bond between the band members and how they connect with fans. “When we were approached to create an original track with Clinton Cerejo on friendship, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to put into words what we feel about each other,” said Sanam Puri, lead vocalist of the popular band. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaFormed in 2010, the band was earlier called SQS project. In 2013, they changed the name of the band to SANAM. “The journey that we have taken together as friends has been magical. From hitting it off together at Keshav’s garage and composing songs, to winning various competitions together, having each other’s back on off days is what has kept us together. “With this track, we had a chance to re-live our ‘yaari’ moments and bring it out in the best possible way for our fans,” Samar said, of the track commemorating Friendship Day, which falls on August 4.last_img read more

Threat of economic recession looming over country Mayawati

first_imgLucknow: Expressing concern over the prevailing economic condition in the country, BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday said threat of an “economic recession” is looming over the country. “In the midst of serious issues like widespread unemployment, poverty, price rise, illiteracy, health, tensions/violence, the threat of an economic recession is looming over the country,” she tweeted. “The trader community is dejected and worried. After job cuts, they are forced to commit suicide. The Centre must take this seriously,” she added.last_img

Angeline Jolie gets honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

first_imgLos Angeles – A-list movie star Angelina Jolie was awarded anhonorary Oscar for her humanitarian work late Saturday at the Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood.Veteran actress Angela Lansbury, comedian Steve Martin, and Italian costume designer Pietro Tosi also received awards at the annual ceremony organized by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.Film royalty among the 600 guests included Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Keaton, Emma Thompson, Harrison Ford, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey and George Lucas, as well as Jolie’s fiancee Brad Pitt. “It was only when I began to travel that I understood my responsibility to others,” Jolie, who has been involved in humanitarian work for years, told the audience.“When I met survivors of wars and famine, and rape, I learned what life is like for most people in this world and how fortunate I was to have food to eat, a roof above my head, a safe place to live and the joy of having my family safe and healthy,” she said.“I realized how sheltered I had been and I was determined never to be that way again.”Since 2012 Jolie has travelled on more than 40 missions around the world as a special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency.Jolie, 38, received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award — a statuette identical to a “classic” Oscar — from Lucas, the man behind the “Star Wars” films.Jolie won an acting Oscar in 2000 for her supporting role in the movie “Girl, Interrupted.”Lansbury, 88, the British-born actress known for her role as amateur detective and mystery writer Jessica Fletcher in the popular TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” and comedian Martin received lifetime achievement awards.last_img read more

Over 1000 children hospitalized

Over 1000 children were hospitalized in Gampola today after suffering from an allergic reaction, Director of the Gampola hospital said.Gampola Hospital Director Sarath Weerabandara said that the children were from the Jinaraja Balika (girl’s) school. Weerabandara said that the allergy was still not identified.Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake said that the school has been closed till Monday following the incident. (Colombo Gazette)

Alaska weakens air ambulance membership plan regulations

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska health insurance officials have announced the state’s plan to weaken air ambulance membership plan regulations.CoastAlaska reported Thursday that the Alaska Division of Insurance will no longer review consumer membership plans for pre-approval.Department officials say health insurance does not cover the full cost of a flight, so air ambulance companies offer membership agreements.Officials say households pay a flat rate fee between $49 and $125 to ensure they are not paying out of pocket.Air ambulance providers say any changes to membership plans could take months to approve under former rules, but the new rule could speed up the process.Residents say the complaint-driven process means patients have to follow up on their own.It is unclear how many people would be affected by the change.___Information from: KTOO-FM, http://www.ktoo.orgThe Associated Press read more

Bomb explosion kills UN police officer in Kosovo

According to the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), the police officer, from Nigeria, was driving to work this morning in Prizren town in an UNMIK police car when a bomb exploded.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Kosovo, Søren Jessen-Petersen, said: “Those who espouse the path of violence must be isolated and weeded out from society. The progressive sections of Kosovo society and its political leadership have been working in close cooperation with the international community to take Kosovo forward on the path of good order and prosperity.”He also cautioned against any speculation on the incident at this stage. “An investigation will establish, I trust, exactly what happened,” he said, extending his condolences to the family of the deceased officer.Police investigators, as well as forensics and explosives experts, are currently investigating the circumstances of the incident and the precise nature of the explosion.Kosovo has been under UN administration since 1999 when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drove mainly Serbian Yugoslav troops out amid fighting between the province’s majority Albanians and minority Serbs. read more

Syria UN officials deplore endless spiral of targeting civilians for tactical purposes

In a statement from his spokesperson in New York, Mr. Ban called the attacks “horrendous acts of terror against innocent civilians” and reiterated that no one can achieve a military victory in the Syrian conflict. He urged all Syrian and international actors to “put their differences aside” and to “exercise humility and bravery” to work together to stop the violence and achieve a political solution to the “heart-breaking situation in Syria.”That sentiment was echoed later in the day by UN Emergency Coordinator Valerie Amos, who told reporters after briefing the Security Council that the founding values of the UN and the responsibility of a State to look after its own people are being violated every day in Syria.“I think the onus rests on the Council to not only recognize that reality, but to act on it,” she summarized. A car bombing and mortar shelling yesterday in the Zahra neighbourhood in central Homs killed and wounded dozens of people. In Damascus, additional mortar fire targeted civilian areas, hitting a technical institute. The Secretary-General again appealed to all parties “to at last live up to their responsibility under humanitarian law and stop targeting civilian areas”, including through aerial bombardments and barrel bombs. The attacks come amid the ongoing cease-fire negotiations over the Old City of Homs, where at least one million of the estimated 2.5 million population in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The city is surrounded on all sides, according to the UN, impacting all facets of daily life.Following her briefing to the Council, Ms. Amos said she is extremely concerned by the intensified violence with parties “engaged in an endless spiral of targeting and harming civilians for tactical purposes.”She noted that the most fundamental provisions of human rights and humanitarian law continue to be violated by all parties.Two months after the Council adopted a resolution focused on humanitarian access to besieged and hard-to-reach areas, including across conflict lines and across borders, and the expansion of humanitarian relief operations – “the situation is getting worse”, Ms. Amos told journalists at the UN Headquarters in New York.“I told the Council that in my reports I have demonstrated time and time again the minimal impact of the approach being taken so far, and that public pressure and private diplomacy has yielded very little,” she said. read more

Marking UN Day in Central African Republic SecretaryGeneral honours peacekeepers

Secretary-General António Guterres is greeted by residents of Bangui, Central African Republic. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in Bangui for a visit of solidarity with the people of the Central African Republic and UN peacekeepers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres (left) takes part in a townhall meeting with staff serving with MINUSCA. To his right is Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Representative in the country and Head of MINUSCA. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General António Guterres takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony to honour peacekeepers who lost their lives in the line of duty while serving with MINUSCA. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Commemorating United Nations Day alongside UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday paid tribute to the sacrifices made by uniformed personnel in the service of peace. “I want to say that we need to make sure that the world fully appreciates the heroic contributions of peacekeepers protecting civilians, sometimes in extremely difficult circumstances, like the ones we face in the Central African Republic,” said Mr. Guterres at a wreath-laying ceremony for peacekeepers in the country’s capital, Bangui.He said ‘blue helmets,’ as UN peacekeepers are informally known, work where sometimes the peace is elusive, which means that they die, are wounded, and sacrifice their lives to protect civilians. Noting that women and men of the UN police and peacekeeping forces are the “UN brand” around the world, he said “your sacrifice is something that the UN will always honour.” The 24th of October, the day in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations entered into force, is celebrated annually as UN Day. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by UN Member States as a public holiday. ‹ › At UN Headquarters in New York, the Organization’s Department of Public Information will organize a concert featuring the Slovak National Folklore Ballet, Lúènica. The theme of the concert is ‘Potential in Diversity’ and is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the UN. Also, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, on behalf of the Secretary-General, will present the 2017 Secretary-General Awards in categories, including innovation and creativity; implementing efficiencies; gender equality and parity; and champion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mr. Guterres, in his first UN Day message, called on people around the world to overcome their differences to address global challenges that go beyond national borders.“Our world faces many grave challenges. Widening conflicts and inequality, extreme weather and deadly intolerance, [and] security threats – including nuclear weapons,” said Mr. Guterres in a video message. “We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will.” In his message, the UN chief stated that the challenges faced by the world transcend borders and, therefore, everyone needs to transcend their differences to transform our future. “When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world,” he added, urging humanity – noted in the UN Charter as ‘We the Peoples’ – to make this vision a reality. read more

UK government comments on draft block exemption regulation

Location clause. The removal of any restriction on the location or number of dealers in the distribution network will create disruption to the dealer networks. Small and medium sized dealers are likely to be confronted by predatory actions from larger and better-funded dealer groups. This is likely to lead to the rapid consolidation of dealerships across the EU. The UK government today made its first public comment on the draft block exemption regulation proposed by Mario Monti, European competition commissioner. The statement from the DTI acknowledged that a legal framework, that is block exemption, is needed to protect consumers and that the motor industry continues to work to deliver a modern and dynamic distribution system. The government said that it would not oppose a delay in any measures to break up established dealer networks.Commenting on the UK government position Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive said, ‘The industry agrees that Mario Monti must tread carefully in making any decision to dissolve established dealer networks. These are key to ensuring high levels of consumer protection and any changes without full discussion of the implications would be in no-one’s interest.‘We remain concerned that the government continues to confuse the issue of block exemption with price. UK car prices have fallen up to 30 per cent in the past four years and the British consumer continues to benefit from healthy competition in the market place.‘Many of the aspirations contained within the draft regulation are already being delivered by the industry today with dealers offering more than one brand at many sites across the UK.’ENDSNotes to Editors Multi-franchising. The European Commission is very keen to see the greater take up of multi-franchising. Manufacturers accept that some greater flexibility is required, but wish to retain the right to demand brand specific staff in the multi-franchise environment. This would ensure that individual brands were promoted professionally and maintained competition between brands in the same showroom. After-sales service. The introduction of the concept of an authorised repairer presents difficulties for the manufacturer. The European Commission has accepted that the service and maintenance of vehicles is important for safety and environmental performance. Without some limit on the numbers and control of the location of authorised repairers it will be very difficult for the manufacturers to maintain quality and service across the network. The motor industry believes that there are still four main issues which must be addressed: UK car prices have fallen consistently over the past two-and-a-half years as shown by the most recent independent survey from the Alliance & Leicester Car Price Index in May 2002. The cost of car ownership has fallen sharply compared with incomes – dropping 30.2 per cent since the Car Price Index began in June 1998. Price Harmonisation. The European Commission has indicated that it wants to achieve greater price harmonisation across the single market. This is currently undermined by significant variations in the taxes levied on motor vehicles by EU states. These can in some circumstances add 200 per cent to pre-tax prices. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Oneyearold died in tragic accident in her home just months after being

first_imgSUSAN DIED IN a tragic domestic accident at her own home when she was just 15 months old.A report into her death has been released by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, as she had previously spent some time in the care of the State.Authorities first became aware of the family when her mother, Kate, failed to return to pick her up from a childminder and could not be contacted.At that juncture, the gardaí removed Susan from the minder’s care and she was placed with foster carers under an emergency order.Susan was initially considered to be at ongoing risk of significant harm due to neglect but after months of working with the Social Work Department she was returned to her family.The department considered that the parents – mother Kate and her partner – were capable of caring adequately for their child. They were also deemed willing to engage with support services.A family support worker was allocated to them, and a place arranged for Susan in a community nursery. The case was waitlisted for allocation of a social worker but this was never achieved.While Susan was observed to be making good progress over the following months and wasconsidered to have a good bond with her mother and her mother’s partner, it was also noted that Kate tended to disengage from services.Kate withdrew Susan from the nursery, and the family support service was terminated due to lack of commitment and difficulty in identifying a role for the service.No concerns were noted about Susan’s safety and welfare at the time.She died as a result of a tragic domestic accident a few weeks later.The review by the National Review Panel found no link between the nature and quality of services offered by the State and the “tragic and accidental death”.But there were some concerns raised about the lack of a written plan in respect of Susan’s return home, as well as the “limited picture of the daily life of this family” available in the files.“This limited the potential for reviewing her family’s compliance with the plan laid down by the SWD when she went home,” inspectors said.They also noted that a more in-depth assessment of Susan’s relationship with her mother was warranted.“Notwithstanding the above, appropriate services were put in place on Susan’s return toher family,” the report continues.“These finite community services were well-managed initially with the allocation of a social worker, an access worker, a family support worker, a community nursery place and the continuation of the public health nursing service. The reluctance of Susan’s parents to engage with the family support service and the nursery limited their positive impact.”The chair of the review panel, Dr Helen Buckley, said there was one recommendation that has national relevance following the learnings from the incident.“Child safety programmes and advice provided by child protection and welfare practitioners should be reviewed in line with emerging evidence about accidents to children in the home,” she told the State.91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicideTeen who died ‘allowed remain too long’ in home where drug use was the norm‘Considerable shortcomings’ in protecting vulnerable State care child who died of overdose91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicidelast_img read more

Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight

first_img Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 7:15 AM Short URL I’m a professional police officer and I’m very proud of that fact.IT WAS ‘ROUND 2′ of the Public Accounts Committee for Garda Commissioner this week and she had a clear message for her challengers – she wasn’t going to let them land a knock-out blow.The first PAC session two months ago examining financial irregularities at the garda college in Templemore was somewhat of a disaster for Nóirín O’Sullivan. She was blind-sighted when her HR director, John Barrett, openly contradicted her about the length of a meeting they had about these issues back in the summer of 2015.She said it was brief. He said it lasted two hours. And it was he who was able to provide lengthy notes to the committee which – to add insult to injury – the Commissioner then had to read in front of them.There were early indications Tuesday that TDs were planning to come out swinging. Though flanked only by Deputy Commissioners John Twomey and Donal Ó Cúalain and chief administrative officer (CAO) Joe Nugent, Labour’s Alan Kelly told her she would not be allowed to pass on questions to her colleagues like she has done in the past. But as sole witness she was, at least, less likely to contradict herself.FraudIn her opening statement she revealed a new audit report found there is “reasonable cause to suspect” fraud has been committed in relation to a garda bank account connected to the college in Templemore. This report has now been referred to Gsoc for investigation.The first round of questions focused on why this new report was sent to the watchdog so quickly, when it took 16 months for O’Sullivan to tell the Department of Justice about the irregularities.“Now, all of a sudden, we cannot ask questions here today because we have to afford due process to people who were in control of taxpayers’ money, without prejudice to whether they did a great or a terrible job with that,” said Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry, the first member of the committee to take on the Commissioner.“We are now not entitled to know that because very conveniently, it was kicked into Gsoc yesterday evening and we are not going to know. It is on the never-never.”O’Sullivan held firm – insisting it was the correct path to take:I would like it to be on record that under no circumstances was this matter referred to Gsoc to keep it from the public view or the view of this committee. It was referred to Gsoc because that is the appropriate impartial and objective statutory body that is there to carry out examinations and investigations into any matters relating to serving or retired members of An Garda Síochána. It is impossible, therefore, for I, as accounting officer, and I, as a witness, to give a fulsome account of anything where I am advantaged.However, she was soon told TDs had received this email thread from the man sitting to her right, Joe Nugent, who, remember, was not allowed to speak to the committee during the session.‘I’ve never hidden behind my gender’Several deputies questioned the Commissioner’s abilities as a leader. She was asked at least three times how long she had worked in the organisation – it’s 36 years. In perhaps a subtle suggestion that her time is running out, Alan Kelly told the Commissioner he was recently at a retirement party for a member of the force, and he had 39 years’ service.Mary Lou McDonald asked the Commissioner what “clout” she carries in the job and then played the gender card telling her she was conscious O’Sullivan is the first women in this post – “a trailblazer”.But the Commissioner was not taking that particular bait.As the deputy leader of a growing party, and a female deputy leader of a growing party, I’m sure that during your political career, and I don’t want to make any assumptions on you, but I can certainly say throughout the 36 years of my year, I’ve never chosen to hide behind my gender, I’ve never chosen to allow my gender to be a barrier to anything that I do and I’ve never defined myself by my gender. Want our daily report from the Disclosures Tribunal straight to your inbox? Sign up here: I’m a professional police officer and I’m very proud of that fact.At the end of this six-hour interrogation, Kelly told the committee O’Sullivan would be back before them on “a great date, my birthday”, 13 July.“We look forward to it with joy,” quipped McDonald.Kelly remarked he could “see it written across the Commissioner’s face”.Managing to muster up a smile for TDs, O’Sullivan joked: “I am sure we will share a birthday cake, Vice Chairman.”Read: The 8 answers the Commissioner gave when asked if she had confidence in her team>More: Commissioner refuses to name retired officer who was signatory on ‘suspicious’ account> I take issue with being described as a hostile witness. I am not protecting the identity of any individual. 13,650 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article MacSharry also accused her of “protecting the identity” of the signatory on the ‘suspicious’ account – something she rejected.ConfidenceShe later, under questioning from Catherine Murphy, revealed a retired senior officer is linked to this account and the amount of money involved is above €90,000.As the questioning shifted to an ‘interpersonal dispute’ between some members of the management team, Alan Kelly asked O’Sullivan eight times whether she had confidence in each and every one of them.Her final answer in this tense exchange was: “I have confidence in the collective ability of the team.”“That doesn’t mean you have confidence in every individual. I find that absolutely alarming,” a triumphant Kelly told her.The gloves were off when Sinn Féin’s Mary-Lou McDonald had her turn. She asked O’Sullivan whether she believed a letter sent to her by the executive director of finance, Michael Culhane, was intended to discourage her from making a disclosure about financial irregularities to the minister.Nóirín O’Sullivan: “Absolutely not. I wish to point out that the document is dated 24 October 2015.”Mary Lou McDonald: ”Yes.”O’Sullivan: ”As I said earlier, there are many ways of…”McDonald: ”No, no.”O’Sullivan: ”Excuse me…”McDonald: ”No, excuse me. Ms O’Sullivan is not doing that. Stick to the knitting.”As the Commissioner battled to give an answer longer than a couple of words, the Sinn Féin TD accused her of “doing a bit of verbal pilates”.“No, I do not do pilates and I do not do knitting,” she replied.“I am delighted. I am not interested in her pastimes,” McDonald hit back.Ding, ding, ding.After a break for lunch, the Commissioner’s patience appeared to be wearing thin when she was asked about a document she had not received beforehand.In a strong reprimand, she pointed out that she was now on the back foot.“I have no knowledge of this correspondence. I would like it recorded that I have serious concerns about the manner in which these documents have been circulated,” she said. By Michelle Hennessy 47 Comments Jun 24th 2017, 7:15 AM Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight The Commissioner faced a gruelling session at the Public Accounts Committee this week but she let TDs know she is not going anywhere. Share77 Tweet Email last_img read more

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Some Las Vegas victims died with family, friends at side

first_imgSome died with family, some with friends. Others were with “framily” — friends they considered family — when they were shot and killed.All shared the terror caused by a gunman spraying bullets into a crowd of concertgoers from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas, ending a day of dancing and smiles with bloody horror.Here are stories about some of the 59 people who didn’t make it out alive.‘FRAMILY’ GROUP MISSING A MEMBERNicol Kimura, 38, went to the festival with a group of seven men and women who call themselves “framily” — friends who are like family. She was fatally shot seconds after the gunfire began, said Ryan Miller, a businessman and pastor who is part of the group.A Southern California native who lived in Placentia, Kimura’s survivors include her parents, a sister and the friends who were with her when she died. She was single and didn’t have children, but she was treated like family by the kids of group members, Miller said.“She was a mom to all of our kids; they called her ‘auntie,’” he said. “I have two kids myself, and they were just absolutely devastated that they will not be able to see her again.”Kimura worked in a tax office for Orange County and spent most weekends with her friends. No one else in the group was shot.last_img read more

Obama met by Alaska dignitaries upon arrival at JBER

first_imgPresident Obama is expected to take the stage at the GLACIER conference after landing at JBER in Anchorage about 1:30 this afternoon and greeted a few hundred Alaskans waiting for him on the JBER runway, including Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Senator Dan Sullivan.“Thank you so much, it’s great to be here. how are you? Thanks… appreciate you guys, thanks for your service.”Ninety-four-year-old Poldine Carlo of Fairbanks said sang a song to Obama in Koyukon Athabascan to mark the administration’s decision to change the name of North America’s highest peak from Mt. McKinley to Denali.President Barach Obama and Alaska Governor Bill Walker disembark off Air Force One on Monday afternoon. Photo: Marc Lester.Governor Bill Walker flew with the President on Air Force One to Anchorage. He says he got a full tour of the plane. And all together spent about an hour and a half with the President:“It was really enjoyable. I had a good chance to visit with the President and with member of his key staff. I’ve arrived in Alaska a lot of ways and I’ve gotta say that was the most enjoyable. So it was really fun, a good experience, a good opportunity for me to have some very meaningful discussions with the President.”Obama spent the afternoon meeting with Alaska Native leaders.last_img read more

TDP excorporators meet Deputy CM Alla Nani

first_imgEluru: Several former corporators of TDP are ready to join the ruling YSRCP and approached Deputy Chief Minister Alla Nani to reveal their intention. A couple of former corporators on Tuesday handed over a flower bouquet to Nani and expressed their desire to sail with the YSRCP. Speaking on the occasion, Nani said he would pursue the matter during the first week of August as he was busy attending the State Assembly. Nani said those who are ‘eager’ to join the YSRCP are coming forward to support the leadership of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us A discussion would be held on their entry only after they resign from their present posts. The party would give priority to those who had determination to serve people, he said. Sixth division TDP former corporator K Venugopal announced here that several former corporators including R Vimala Devi, P Dasu and Radha Babu would be joining the YSRCP. “Many more are also curious to join YSRCP. They will do so with the consent of Nani,” a TDP leader Gopi added.last_img read more

Prepare Your Body For Nearly an Hour of Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay

first_imgStay on target Although it was announced quite a few years ago, CD Projekt Red had been so tight-lipped about its upcoming AAA video game adaptation of the classic Cyberpunk tabletop RPG that the game basically vanished off the grid. Besides, the team was too busy soaking up all those Witcher accolades. But ever since Cyberpunk 2077 made its stunning re-emergence at this year’s E3 everyone is now ready and hype is off the charts.While most fans only saw that initial trailer two months ago, behind closed doors members of the media got to see an extended video showing a bunch of actual Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay. And although it’s in an unfinished state, that gameplay footage has now been uploaded to the world (after an excruciatingly long hang at 99 percent). Enough talk. Here’s nearly an hour of gameplay from Cyberpunk 2077.It’s not just the length of this video but the sheer density of what’s on display that makes it nearly impossible to summarize in this brief news post. My initial fears that this would just be another modern Deus Ex or perhaps a more sci-fi tinged Bethesda clone promptly evaporated. This is definitely a rich RPG in the Witcher vein but opened up with the additions of first-person gunplay, vehicles, and the whole urban cyberpunk setting.We’ve all played plenty of open-world sci-fi shooters before, but it’s the lengths Cyberpunk 2077 seems to go to realizing its world (free of load times) that most catches our attention. Jack into a victim’s brain with your wrist cables and hand over their body to aggressive medical insurance company foot soldiers. Parkour over cars and use them as shields. Wear your sick jacket for extra street cred at night. Curse up a blue storm while smoking a fat one in the back of a future limo as you take a fixer contract.If there’s one criticism I have of this video, which might as well be a Cyberpunk 2077 Direct, it’s that I don’t need this much. Half as much footage would’ve totally sold me. And the inherently scripted nature of a demo like this probably doesn’t do justice to how open the game hopefully is. But this is the best problem to have, too much of a good thing.We still don’t know when (or on what platforms) Cyberpunk 2077 launches. But we pray to the robot devil it’s soon. In the meantime check out this new Cyberpunk concept art as well as actual exoskeletons Ford factories are strapping onto their workers.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits last_img read more

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