Minerva dent Chennaiyins knockout round chances goalkeeper suffers injury

first_imgGuwahati: Mohammed Rafi struck a last minute goal to snatch a 1-1 draw for Chennaiyin FC against Minerva Punjab in their penultimate group match of the AFC Cup here on Wednesday but the result dented the team’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stage. Samuel Lalmuanpuia gave the ‘hosts’ Minerva the lead in the 62nd minute and the former I-League champions were on the verge of posting their maiden win in the AFC Cup, but Rafi shattered the Punjab side’s hopes by scoring the equaliser in 90th minute here at the India Gandhi Athletics Stadium here. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevWith Abahani Dhaka beating Manang Marshyangdi of Nepal 5-0 in another Group E match in the Bangladesh capital, Chennaiyin dropped down to second place with eight points from five matches. Abahani jumped to top spot with 10 points from five matches while Minerva, who have so far drawn all their five matches, are out of the tournament. If Chennaiyin have to qualify for the Inter-Zone play-off semifinals, they need to beat Manang Marshyangdi in their final group match in Kathmandu on June 26 and hope that Minerva either draw or lose against Abahani on the same day here. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsOnly one team from the group will qualify for the Inter-Zone play-off semifinals and if Chhenaiyin and Abahani finish on equal points, the Indian Super League side will go through on better head-to-head record. The match also saw Minerva goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh injuring his nose after a collision with Chennaiyin forward C K Vineeth in the first half and he was stretched off the venue and taken to a local hospital. Minerva owner Ranjit Bajaj said Arshdeep has suffered multiple fracture on his nose and he will need a surgery. “Arshdeep has multiple fractures on his nose. Though the CT scan result is clear and he has no head injury. He will need a surgery and will be out of action for at least two months. We have to decide where we will do the surgery in Chandigarh or Guwahati. It is unfortunate,” Bajaj said from Guwahati.last_img read more

Cannabiscarrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

first_imgOTTAWA — Travellers caught sneaking small amounts of marijuana into Canada could soon be required to pay fines.Although stiff criminal penalties will remain on the books, the federal border agency is developing administrative sanctions to give it more flexibility to deal with people who arrive at the border with cannabis in the era of legal recreational use.Since Oct. 17, adults in Canada have been allowed to possess and share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis, but bringing the drug into the country remains illegal.The border agency says the planned new penalties will provide an additional tool for officers when they encounter travellers carrying cannabis.Details of the new fines are still being worked out but internal border-agency briefing notes say the penalties are slated to be in place some time next year.The border agency has posted signs at many border crossings to remind people of the prohibition against bringing even small amounts of pot into Canada.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Enrollment spikes for Edmonton high school Aboriginal studies program

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe program began with modest interest but this year the program has taken off and the number of students enrolled has tripled.The high school has offered it for three years.APTN’s Keith Laboucan reports.last_img

Tina Fontaines gravesite gets new headstone on anniversary of murder

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe great aunt of Tina Fontaine says she now has some closure following a service in Sagkeeng Monday.A new gravestone was unveiled for the teen, one year to the day her body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg.APTN’s Dennis Ward was at the ceremony and has this report.last_img

India may not have elections if Modi reelected may go China way

first_imgNew Delhi: India may not see another election if Narendra Modi is re-elected as prime minister, Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has claimed, suggesting that the country may go the way of China and Russia. Gehlot also said both democracy and the country were in danger under Modi, who he said would do anything to get back to power. People felt he could even go to war with Pakistan to achieve this goal, the Congress leader said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Dubbing Modi a good actor , Gehlot said he could do much better in Bollywood and would have left his indelible mark in acting. He also alleged that he was a “master in marketing false promises”. “If people re-elect Modi, then there is no surety on whether elections will be held in the country or not. ‘Chunav honge bhi, aur nahin bhi honge…jaise China, Russia mein hota hai’ (Elections will be held in the country and yet not be held, like what happens in China, Russia),” Gehlot said during an interaction with PTI. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He was suggesting that polls will be held on the lines of those in China and Russia, where only one party rules and who becomes the president or the prime minister is decided beforehand. His remarks come in the wake of a fierce battle emerging between the opposition Congress and the ruling BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections starting April 11. The Congress and the BJP are locked in a war of words while trying to win this crucial election. “This man can do anything to win elections…People felt he could even go to war with Pakistan, which is not a good thing….The personality of Modi ji that has emerged before the country is that he can go to any extent before and after elections…to win elections, Gehlot said while attacking Modi and added that none including Amit Shah know what is in his mind”. Taking a swipe at what he termed Modi’s acting skills , the senior Congress leader said, If Modi ji was in Bollywood, maybe he would have left a different mark in the country and abroad, with his mastery in acting, oratory skills and antics.” Claiming that the “truth is on our side”, Gehlot said truth shall finally emerge victorious. He asserted that people in the country are far wiser as they can differentiate between falsehood and truth and public conscience will side with the truth, which is on their side. The veteran Congress leader also accused the prime minister of misusing Indian embassies in garnering the support of NRIs outside the country during his visits abroad. The reference was to the prime minister’s public events during his visits abroad. Gehlot alleged that they were organised with the active support of Indian embassies that drew widespread support from the NRI community. There should be tolerance in a democracy, he said, alleging that BJP leaders have “no tolerance as they don’t want anyone from the opposition to question them”. “It is not in their DNA,” he said. The Rajasthan chief minister hit out at Modi over his style of functioning and said he has focussed on targeting opposition leaders by misusing agencies instead of governance during his rule and that is why he had no result to show . Gehlot, who has held several key positions in the Congress during his almost five-decade political career, also attacked Modi over the use of language, saying it did not behove one who held the top post of the country’s prime minister. He accused Modi of having failed to fulfil the promises made to people before assuming power. He also targeted the RSS, BJP’s ideological fountainhead, dubbing it an extra-constitutional authority that was trying to impose its people on every institution in the country.last_img read more

House cooling welcome as economy pivots toward a better mix of growth

by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 17, 2013 3:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email House cooling welcome as economy ‘pivots’ toward a better mix of growth: Carney OTTAWA – Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says Canada’s economy is in the midst of what he believes will be a successful transition from over-dependence on borrowing to production that will include a softer housing market but stronger exports.Canada’s once-hot housing market has already begun to cool as Canadians temper their appetite for debt, Carney said in a television interview broadcast Sunday, adding the market likely has a couple of more years of adjustment.But while that will dampen growth, Carney said he believes business investment and the export sector will pick up the slack — and that the end result will be a healthier Canadian economy.“I think what we’ve done successfully, time will tell, what we’ve done successfully is we’ve pivoted from stimulating household demand — housing market and household borrowing for consumption —kept employment up, and we’ve pivoted to focus on investment and exports,” he told the CTV Question Period program“That’s a difficult rebalancing, but what we’re seeing without question is a very constructive evolution of Canadians’ attitude towards debt and towards the housing market and it is moving towards a much more sustainable equilibrium,” said Carney, who is about to leave his job to take over the helm of the Bank of England this summer.The hopeful outlook comes a day after conclusion of a summit of the world’s leading economies in Moscow in which the G20 nations agreed to refrain from manipulating their currencies in order to gain an unfair advantage in trade.The pledge and that it be heeded is critical to Canada since policy-makers say the country will need to depend on a rebound in exports to pre-recession levels to sustain the recovery going forward.Canada’s housing market has been on a downward track since the summer when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty moved to tighten borrowing standards, although prices have not fallen as sharply as sales, starts and building permits.Carney said the policies, along with his and Flaherty’s hectoring about the perils of borrowing and the debt fatigue felt by many households, are working to restrain borrowing and the housing market and putting the economy on a more sustainable path. It was not normal and not healthy for home prices to appreciate as steeply as they have the past few years, he said.“Real wealth is built through innovation, and it’s gained through hard work, it’s not through some magical asset inflation,” he said.“We’ve seen the adjustment in the housing market, we think there’s a bit more to come over the next couple of years, but I think Canadians have listened to the message and they are adjusting.”Not all economists are as sanguine as Carney on the transition period.The Bank of Canada is projecting economic growth to average about two per cent this year, but some private sector analysts believe that may be overly rosy. The consensus has fallen to about 1.8 per cent and at the extreme, some forecast growth will average only one per cent in 2013, the weakest by far since the 2008-09 slump.December’s disappointing 3.1 per cent contraction in manufacturing sales, reported Friday, along with the previously released decline in exports during the same month, suggests that the “pivot” has been far from smooth, nor does it appear certain.“Suffice it to say, the jury is very much out on whether we have in fact pivoted to exports and investment,” said Bank of Montreal economist Doug Porter, noting that exports are down almost 10 per cent from a year ago, and that capital spending has also softened.“In this environment, it seems the risks to growth are almost uniformly on the downside for 2013, unfortunately,” Porter added.Economists agree that future looking signals are more positive than what the rear-view mirror is reflecting.The United States, Canada’s pre-eminent export market, appears set for a stronger year after getting by its fiscal cliff crisis, particularly in consumer spending and housing, which should help Canadian shipments of autos and parts and wood products.As well, after a drop in the second half of 2012, emerging markets from China to Brazil have begun to stabilize and in some cases expanding their pace of growth.During a conference call Saturday at the conclusion of the G20 meeting, Canada’s finance minister also struck a positive tone.Flaherty said he was pleased with the approach of leaders to seek a balance between efforts to rein spending and promoting growth in their stagnant economies.“Too often this discussion has led to a false dichotomy between fiscal discipline and a pro-growth agenda. The bottom line is we need to strike the right balance,” he said from Moscow.He cautioned, however, that it will take persistent effort to stabilize the global economy. read more

Nintendo 3DS PreOrders Start

first_imgIt’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s Christmas wish list, right? Good news for those of you who didn’t get exactly what they wanted from Santa–GameStop has opened up preorders on Nintendo’s eagerly anticipated 3DS portable gaming device.The console, which was formally announced in the US at E3 this summer, has yet to be priced (Engadget is guessing that it’ll run around $300–sounds about right to us), but by plunking down some cash, you can be the first on your block to score one.The magic SKU number is 020132 for those who can’t wait to spend money on the thing–of course you won’t actually be able to get your hands on the thing until March…last_img read more

Sega and BBC Earth join forces to create interactive live entertainment experience

first_imgBBC Worldwide announced a partnership today between BBC Earth, its natural history division, and Sega. Sega and BBC Earth have exciting plans to create interactive exhibition spaces in both the U.S. and Japan. The goal of the endeavor is to “offer an entirely new multi-sensory adventure” that will combine nature with technology.The exhibition spaces will use material from BBC Earth’s most popular series, including Planet Earth, and The Blue Planet. Details are still a little sketchy, but we know the facilities will take up 4,000 square meters of visitors can explore to get “an unforgettable encounter with Mother Nature.” Visitors will go on an adventure and use their eyes, ears, hands, and minds to “explore the wonders of the natural world.” Of course, the natural world in this case is actually a simulation. However, for those of us who can’t travel to Antarctica to watch the polar icecaps melt, it may be a cool way for us to experience things we’d never be able to otherwise.AdChoices广告The exhibits are set to open in the next two years. They will use technology from Sega’s Facility Business, which is the division that built amusement parks like Tokyo’s Joypolis, and Dubai’s indoor Sega Republic theme park. Visitors will interact with motion simulators, virtual reality environments, and interactive theaters.Both Sega and BBC Earth have long histories. Sega has been around since the sixties, and BBC Earth has been covering all of the BBC’s natural history content for the last 50 years. The BBC is actually the largest producer of natural history programming in the world, so it makes sense that Sega would choose to partner with such a prestigious company.The exact locations have still yet to be revealed, but BBC said they will be confirmed in the coming months as well as hopefully shedding some light on exactly what interactive stuff we can expect to be playing with. Other international locations will also follow meaning this is no small project.via BBC Worldwidelast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_img Jan 27th 2017, 4:55 PM The 5 at 5: Friday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Friday 27 Jan 2017, 4:55 PM No Comments 7,744 Views EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #FIREARMS: Three men charged in connection with an arms seizure in Dublin have have been remanded in custody.2. #GOOD NEWS: The winning EuroMillions ticket worth €88,587,275 was sold at an Applegreen in Dublin, and to celebrate, they were offering a serious discount on petrol.3. #EXECUTIVE DECISION: Donald Trump has committed to publishing a list of crimes committed by illegal immigrants on a weekly basis.4. #FIRE AND HEALTH RISK: Dozens of occupants who are unlawfully being rented accommodation in a hostel will have to leave the premises by next Wednesday.5. #EMOTIONAL DAY: Westport House and estate has been sold to local businessmen who own Hotel Westport after long negotiations over its future.Comments have been closed as a case is ongoing. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Shutterstock/Chris Alcock Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/Chris Alcock http://jrnl.ie/3209506 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Can Smart PJs Help You Get a Good Nights Sleep

first_imgStay on target Wearable sleep trackers are a snore: Scientists have developed a more comfortable way to record dreamy data.A team of researchers led by University of Massachusetts, Amherst chemistry professor Trisha Andrews designed “smart” pajamas that monitor heartbeat, breathing, and sleep posture.Embedded with self-powered sensors, the garment aims to give ordinary people—as well as clinicians—useful information to help improve sleep patterns.“Our smart pajamas overcame numerous technical challenges,” Andrew said in a statement. “We had to inconspicuously integrate sensing elements and portable power sources into everyday garments, while maintaining the weight, feel, comfort, function, and ruggedness of familiar clothes and fabrics.”Getting enough quality sleep can help prevent stress, infection, and certain diseases; it also increases mental acuity and sharpens decision-making skills.Yet how many adults can say they eschew smartphone scrolling and Netflix binging to achieve the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep?The National Sleep Foundation estimates that bedtime business is booming, thanks to the influx of smart mattresses, lights, gadgets, and apps.But, as the American Chemical Society (ACS) pointed out, most of those products do not provide detailed information to the sleeper, nor are they very portable. And those that are—electronic wristbands—often don’t consider posture or respiratory and cardiac signals while unconscious.Smart PJs, meanwhile, do all of the above, with a little help from a process called reactive vapor deposition.“This method allows us to synthesize a polymer and simultaneously deposit it directly on the fabric in the vapor phase to form various electronic components and, ultimately, integrated sensors,” Andrew explained.“Unlike most electronic wearables, the vapor-deposited electronic polymer films are wash-and-wear stable,” she continued. “And they withstand mechanically demanding textile manufacturing routines.”The so-called “phyjama” features five discrete textile patches with embedded sensors, interconnected using silver-plated nylon threads shielded in cotton. The wires from each patch attach to a teeny circuit board disguised as a pajama button. Data is wirelessly sent to a receiver using a small Bluetooth transmitter housed in the circuitry.Four of the patches are piezoelectric—first-of-their-kind appliques placed in different parts of the clothing to detect constant pressures (like that of a person’s body against a bed). A separate triboelectric patch detects quick changes in pressure, such as the pumping of the heart.Assuming she can find a manufacturer, Andrew estimates the Phyjama could hit the market with in two years, with a price tag of $100 to $200.The team is currently working to extend their technology to wearable electronic sensors that detect gait and send feedback to help prevent falls—ideal for nursing homes and retirement centers.The nightwear was presented at this week’s American Chemical Society Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition.Funding and support come from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.More on Geek.com:I Desperately Need Ford’s ‘Lane-Keeping’ Smart BedSleeping Twice a Day is Better, Healthier, and More NaturalSlumberdown Makes Smart Pillow for your Dumb, Snoring-Filled Sleep Next-Gen Google Glass Wearable Ready For BusinessScientists Hope Artificial Skin Can Help Burn Victims ‘Feel’ last_img read more

Carrick happy to help Pogba

first_imgPaul Pogba had been criticized a lot this season but he managed to show an extraordinary performance against Manchester City in the derby game and helped his team to grab a win by scoring two crucial goals.Michael Carrick, his experienced teammate, admitted that he had a small chat with Pogba during the half-time break and he tried to help him – and after this, the Frenchman scored a brace…The former England international spoke about his teammate as he said, according to fourfourtwo.com:“I just kept it simple and said ‘this is what you are’ and ‘this is what you’re good at. But listen, he scored two goals, so it’s not down to me.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’m glad I did [have an impact] because it shows little things do register with players.”“Three or four years ago I probably wouldn’t have thought I’d go down that route. It wasn’t until I started my coaching badges that I found that I enjoyed it.”“Eventually, I think I would like to be a manager. It looks easier than it obviously is, but of course, it’s not easy.”“There is an element that keeps nagging away at me in games where I think what I would do there and what would I change.”last_img read more

Moms gone crazy Four dead in West Seattle shooting

first_imgSEATTLE — A woman shot her adult daughter, son-in-law and the couple’s two children before turning the gun on herself on Thursday in a West Seattle neighborhood.Police found the bodies of the man and two teenage girls as well as the older woman believed to be the shooter inside the home. The shooter’s daughter was wounded and was outside the home when police arrived. Police said she told officers, “My mom has gone crazy.”The shooter was described as a woman in her 50s, said Seattle police spokesman Sean Whitcomb. She apparently took her own life as police were outside the home.A family member said the shooter was the family matriarch, a Cambodian immigrant. The grandmother came downstairs and opened fire on her daughter, her son-in-law and the couple’s two teenage daughters.“I can’t believe this,” said the family member, a teenage boy who lives downstairs in the home where the shooting took place. He was not home when the gunfire erupted.last_img read more

Oregon Zoo elephant begins TB treatment

first_imgPORTLAND — The Oregon Zoo in Portland has begun a yearlong treatment plan for Rama, an Asian elephant who tested positive for tuberculosis in late May.The zoo also plans to administer preventive treatment to Packy, Portland’s most famous elephant who was born at the zoo in 1962. Chief zoo veterinarian Mitch Finnegan says Packy shows no signs of active TB but lab work on his blood indicated possible exposure.Zoo officials say it took until this month to gather enough medication to begin Rama’s treatment. Packy’s treatment can start next week.Finnegan says TB in elephants is “typically very manageable” and neither elephant has shown signs of illness. While TB in elephants is not common, the zoo says it has been reported as far back as 1875.Regional public health officer Dr. Justin Denny says zoo visitors are not at risk.last_img read more

Bill addresses local petition signatures

first_imgA bill making its way through the Washington Legislature would change the state law that landed a local light rail petition in court last year.House Bill 2296, introduced by state Rep. Liz Pike, would allow duplicate signatures on a petition to be counted once, rather than thrown out entirely. The Camas Republican said last year’s ill-fated light rail petition in Vancouver largely inspired her bill, but it’s found support from elsewhere in the legislature.The bill sailed through a House committee last week. It’s co-sponsored by four Democrats and five Republicans, among them Rep. Paul Harris and Brandon Vick, both of Vancouver.“I think the merit goes beyond (Vancouver), as well,” Pike said.For years, opponents of the Columbia River Crossing circulated a petition aiming to prevent the city of Vancouver from spending any resources on light rail. The proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement includes plans for a light rail extension from Portland to Vancouver.In 2013, petitioners learned their effort had fallen just a few dozen signatures short of the threshold required for certification. Part of the reason was duplicate signatures and a state law that said “signatures, including the original, of any person who has signed a petition two or more times shall be stricken.”last_img read more

Air Quality Advisory For Sterling Soldotna Kenai and Nikiski

first_imgAir Quality CategoryCautionary Statements Expect smoke from the wildfire to spread throughout of northwest area of the Kenai Peninsula, specifically impacting air quality in the communities of Sterling, Soldotna, Kenai, and Nikiski. Air Quality will vary between GOOD and UNHEALTHY depending on wind flow and proximity to the Swan Lake Fire. An air quality advisory has been issued until Monday, June 24 for southcentral Alaska for smoke conditions related to current fire operations. The Department of Environmental Conservation advises people with respiratory or heart disease problems to avoid smoke impacted areas. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享 Be aware that areas immediately downwind of any fire will experience HAZARDOUS levels of smoke. Generally, worse conditions occur overnight and during the early morning hours, as the atmosphere cools and brings smoke to the surface. During the day,surface heating will mix smoke and carry it upwards, temporarily improving air quality. 10+ miles6 – 9 miles3 – 5 miles1.5 – 2.5 miles0.9 – 1.4 miles0.8 miles or lessGoodModerateUnhealthy for sensitive groupsUnhealthyVery UnhealthyHazardous Air Quality CategoryCautionary Statements Be aware that areas immediately downwind of any fire will experience HAZARDOUS levels of smoke. Generally, worse conditions occur overnight and during the early morning hours, as the atmosphere cools and brings smoke to the surface. During the day,surface heating will mix smoke and carry it upwards, temporarily improving air quality. VisibilityAir Quality Unhealthy for Sensitive GroupsPeople with heart or lung disease, the elderly and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.  ModerateUnusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. VisibilityAir Quality Very UnhealthyPeople with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid any outdoor activity; everyone else should avoid prolonged exertion HazardousEveryone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors The following table contains the cautionary statements for the Air Quality for Particle Pollution. UnhealthyPeople with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid prolonged exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged exertioncenter_img  GoodNone When air quality data is unavailable, the followingAir Quality Smoke Reference Guide may be used to estimate air quality levels and potential health impacts: The following table contains the cautionary statements for the Air Quality for Particle Pollution. Unhealthy for Sensitive GroupsPeople with heart or lung disease, the elderly and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. SMOKE AND PUBLIC IMPACT: This is an area forecast, and as such is a general forecast for portions of Southwestern Interior Alaska.  Smoke intensity will vary depending on precise location and local wind flow patterns.  Smoke concentrations will be such that they could impact public health at times.  It is advised that travelers check local weather as smoke conditions may vary considerably from one locality to the next. The most recent weather observations may be found on National Weather Service’s homepage at http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/obs.php. 10+ miles6 – 9 miles3 – 5 miles1.5 – 2.5 miles0.9 – 1.4 miles0.8 miles or lessGoodModerateUnhealthy for sensitive groupsUnhealthyVery UnhealthyHazardous,Expect smoke from the wildfire to spread throughout of northwest area of the Kenai Peninsula, specifically impacting air quality in the communities of Sterling, Soldotna, Kenai, and Nikiski. Air Quality will vary between GOOD and UNHEALTHY depending on wind flow and proximity to the Swan Lake Fire.,See the table below for more guidance on the Air Quality Categories and Cautionary Statements. HazardousEveryone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should remain indoors  GoodNone See the table below for more guidance on the Air Quality Categories and Cautionary Statements. SMOKE AND PUBLIC IMPACT: This is an area forecast, and as such is a general forecast for portions of Southwestern Interior Alaska.  Smoke intensity will vary depending on precise location and local wind flow patterns.  Smoke concentrations will be such that they could impact public health at times.  It is advised that travelers check local weather as smoke conditions may vary considerably from one locality to the next. The most recent weather observations may be found on National Weather Service’s homepage at http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/obs.php.  ModerateUnusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. When air quality data is unavailable, the followingAir Quality Smoke Reference Guide may be used to estimate air quality levels and potential health impacts: UnhealthyPeople with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid prolonged exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged exertion Very UnhealthyPeople with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children should avoid any outdoor activity; everyone else should avoid prolonged exertionlast_img read more

Lil Peep AltRockHipHop Fusion Rapper Dies At 21

first_img Facebook Email https://twitter.com/PostMalone/status/931045155502661632 Lil Peep began his career in music after leaving high school early and earning his degree via online courses. He began releasing self-produced music on YouTube and SoundCloud, where he discovered an unexpectedly fervent fanbase, prompting him to release his first mixtape Lil Peep Part One in 2015.Though ostensibly a rapper, Lil Peep drew acclaim from his fans and music critics alike for his refusal to be pinned down by the conventions of any one genre, often sampling artists such as Underoath, Brand New, the Postal Service, Oasis, and the Microphones to build the sonic bed for his Southern-rap inspired vocal deliveries. His lyrical content — touching equally on themes of relationships, revenge, angst, and self-harm — prompted Pitchfork to label him as an artist who was “reinventing heart-on-sleeve agony for a new generation.” Lil Peep, Alt-Rock/Hip-Hop Fusion Rapper, Dies At 21 Lil Peep was vocal on social media and in his songwriting about his close relationship with his mother. She has released a statement through a representative of First Access Entertainment, stating she remains “very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life,” and that she is “truly grateful to the fans and the people who have supported and loved him.”CyHi The Prynce Gives The Scoop Behind ‘No Dope On Sundays’Read more Fans and fellow artists take to social media to mourn the young artistBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2017 – 11:28 am American rapper, singer, and producer Lil Peep — née Gustav Åhr — died Nov. 16 prior to a tour appearance in Tucson, Ariz. A spokesperson for the Tucson Police Department has confirmed that evidence was found on the rapper’s tour bus indicating the cause of death to be a drug overdose, according to The New York Times. https://twitter.com/tunjiige/status/931048539156774912 The SoundCloud rapper and rising alt-pop star was on tour in support of his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1. He died just two weeks following his 21st birthday. Best known for his self-produced bedroom-recorded tracks such as “Crybaby” and “Hellboy,” Lil Peep built a rabid online fanbase through his unique blend of emo-rock hooks and trap-inspired rapping. References to heavy drug use as self-medication to deal with severe depression were a staple of the young rapper’s songwriting, and his soul-baring acknowledgement of his real-life trials and mood swings forged a powerful connection with a fanbase built almost entirely via SoundCloud and Instagram. nineteen (prod. smokeasac) by ☆LiL PEEP☆ “I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, ‘F***, I wish I didn’t wake up,'” he said in an interview with Pitchfork. “That’s the side of myself that I express through music. That’s my channel for letting all that s*** out.” Rapper Lil Peep Dies At 21 lil-peep-alt-rockhip-hop-fusion-rapper-dies-21 Twitter News https://twitter.com/jackalproducer/status/931046742719586305last_img read more

Tesla opens Model 3 design studio to public in Europe China

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tesla 0 Tesla’s Model 3 Performance subtly adds the power Review • Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim More about 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance The Tesla Model 3 has been on sale in the US for some time now, but it was never intended to be limited to our amber waves of grain. Now, it’s about time for other parts of the world to get in on the action.This week, Tesla announced that it opened the Model 3’s design studio (the fancy name for its car configurator) to the public in China and certain left-hand-drive European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Previously, only those who put down cash money on a deposit were eligible to access to the design studio. Now it’s available to anybody who’s interested in learning more about Model 3 configurations. The Model 3’s rollout in the US was similar — reservation holders got the first crack at configuring cars before the greater public had a chance.Right now, it appears that buyers in these new markets are limited to just two Model 3 variants — the Model 3 Performance and the Model 3 Long-Range (with AWD). It’s unclear when or if Europe and China will receive other variants such as the mid-range Model 3 currently available in the US.According to Electrek, initial Model 3 deliveries for non-US markets are currently scheduled to start in February for reservation holders, with new orders set to reach their owners in March. Bloomberg reports that Tesla has yet to receive the full sign-off from European authorities to sell the Model 3 there, but Bloomberg’s source says the company isn’t worried and that its current schedule should work out just fine. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Share your voice Tesla Electric Cars Car Industry Post a comment More From Roadshow 49 Photos Preview • 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance: The future, quicker 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more

Native groups install totem pole at Gastineau Elementary lost cemetery

first_imgVolunteers lift the Raven totem pole at the totem pole raising in front of Gastineau Elementary School on Saturday. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)The T’aaku Kwáan of Douglas Island raised a totem pole in front of an elementary school Saturday to mark the site of a disturbed graveyard. The pole symbolizes the pain of historical trauma and a need to heal.Listen nowA couple dozen volunteers prepared to bend their knees and backs to grab wooden beams underneath a 26-foot, solid wood, Raven totem pole laying on its back. Like pallbearers, they lifted the pole and slowly carried it toward a crane waiting to lift and place it on a metal base sitting in front of Gastineau Elementary School.Event organizers warned them to call for help if they felt like the weight was too much.“For those of you on the sides, we’re going to need you to switch out if somebody says help. We don’t want anybody getting hurt trying to move this,” one man ordered.61 years ago, Gastineau Elementary School was built on top of a graveyard for the Tlingit T’aaku Kwáan.Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, the Douglas Indian Association and the Juneau School District organized the totem pole raising and a ceremony to reflect on “social injustices” inflicted on the T’aaku Kwáan.Andrea Cadiente-Laiti speaks at the totem pole raising ceremony on Saturday. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)Andrea Cadiente-Laiti was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. She sits on the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation’s board and she’s also the tribal administrator for the Douglas Indian Association.She said construction workers accidentally unearthed three burial sites on the school property in 2012. Five people were in the graves.“One was a young woman and it was determined by the archaeologist that she died in childbirth,” Cadiente-Laiti said. “So, that leads us to assume that the remains were not just that of the young mom, but that of her infant.”Cadiente-Laiti said another man was buried with what might have been his prized gun collection. She likened building Gastineau Elementary over the cemetery to someone building “an office building over Evergreen Cemetery,” a 9-acre memorial in Juneau that the city estimates over 8,000 Juneau residents have been buried in.Cadiente-Laiti and other speakers also recalled the impacts of the city of Douglas’ intentional burning of Douglas Indian Village in 1962, decisions to build roads over graveyards, property loss, the loss of fishing rights and the suppression of the Tlingit language.Cadiente-Laiti said those actions had powerful effects that were passed down to today’s generations.The Raven totem pole after being placed on its base on Saturday. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)“We don’t necessarily feel it, or see it, or taste it, but somehow through our parents we know it’s there. We see their sadness,” Cadiente-Laiti said.It is hoped that raising the Raven totem pole will pay respect to the grievances of the past, restore the T’aaku Kwáan’s ancestral connection to the land, and signal their desire to heal and move forward, culture intact.The organizers plan to raise a second totem pole at Savikko Park next spring. The second pole will recognize the Yanyeidì clan and the 1962 burning of Douglas Indian Village.last_img read more

Texas Students Are Taking The STAAR Tests This Week Take The Texas

first_imgThis week, students across the state will take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR tests. The state will use the results to grade individual school districts on an A-through-F scale.Lawmakers passed the mandate to create the STAAR in 2009, aiming to make it more rigorous than its predecessor, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Advocates for the new test say it provides clear data on student performance. But critics say it forces schools to put too much focus on standardized tests.Normally, fifth- and eighth-grade students can take the tests up to three times. If a student doesn’t pass on the third try, he or she cannot advance to the next grade unless a committee of his or her educators and parents unanimously agrees to promote the student.The Texas Education Commissioner sets the passing standard for the STAAR test. But the number of questions a student needs to answer correctly in order to pass varies annually. Want to try your hand at some of the questions on typical biology, algebra and U.S. history STAAR tests? Take our quiz above, which includes tough questions pulled from prior tests.Note: This story was inspired by a discussion on education policy happening now in our Facebook group, This is Your Texas. Sign up here to join the conversation.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune. Sharelast_img read more