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New Program to Help Tradespeople Succeed in Business

first_imgTradespeople in Atlantic Canada are getting more help to succeed as managers and business owners. MLA Becky Kent, on behalf of Frank Corbett, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, and Gail Shea, Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced the Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program today, May 15. Tradespeople will now be able to supplement their trade certification with business credentials to help them start and expand their businesses or move into managerial roles within an existing company. “Nova Scotia is turning the corner. We are poised to take advantage of some of the greatest opportunities in our history, creating thousands of good jobs,” said Ms. Kent. “This business program for tradespeople fits perfectly with our jobsHere Strategy to help prepare Nova Scotians and to ensure they have the right skills to take advantage of these good jobs.” As a recognized standard throughout Atlantic Canada, the Atlantic Trades Business Seal will complement the Red Seal endorsement, which is accepted across Canada as an industry standard of excellence for the skilled trades. “The federal government is committed to supporting certification and training initiatives that promote skills development and create job opportunities for Atlantic Canadians,” said Ms. Shea. “Our support for the Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program will help tradespeople achieve their business goals, as well as to take advantage of the historic opportunities that will flow from projects like the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.” The Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program is being offered in five colleges across Atlantic Canada, including Nova Scotia Community College, New Brunswick Community College and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland and Labrador and Holland College on Prince Edward Island. To achieve the business seal, program participants are required to complete 150 hours of study in operations management, business planning, marketing and sales, financial management, and human resource management. The program offers many advantages, such as encouraging formal learning and training beyond the trade certificate, presenting new career opportunities by promoting the successful startup and growth of trades-related businesses, and providing a common recognized standard so businesses can identify individuals with the skills to manage or take over a business. The program also contributes to greater worker mobility in the Atlantic region and provides apprentices with more opportunities, which will help efforts to attract more young people to the skilled trades. The skilled trades sector in Canada will need more workers in the near future. According to the Conference Board of Canada, nearly one million positions in trades will open up nationwide due to retirements by 2020. ACOA is investing $100,236 in the Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program under the Business Development Program. The province is investing $40,000. The Atlantic Apprenticeship Council is leading this initiative. The council encourages the standardization of apprenticeship training and certification programs and provides greater mobility across Atlantic Canada for skilled workers. The council is made up of apprenticeship directors and apprenticeship board chairs of the four Atlantic provinces and works under the Atlantic Workforce Partnership framework. For more information go to www.atbseal.com .last_img read more

South India got stepmotherly treatment will play key role in voting out

first_imgNew Delhi: Alleging that south India received “step motherly” treatment under the Modi government, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the south will play a key role in voting out the ruling dispensation and “overwhelmingly” side with the Congress. Emphasising that all sections of the country are equally important to the Congress and have been equally sought after, he said party president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Kerala’s Wayanad sent a message that under Congress rule, the concerns and aspirations of southern states will not be ignored at the Centre. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “I think the south will definitely play an instrumental role in deciding the political fate of the country, particularly in the context of voting out the present ruling dispensation, under whose tenure, the south has an understandable case of step-motherly treatment under the Centre,” Tharoor told PTI in an interview. He alleged that in the last five years of BJP rule, there has been a “widespread assault” on the spirit of cooperative federalism which has held the country together since Independence. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “This is partly on account of cultural factors such as the beef ban and the drive to impose Hindi as a national language, but also because of larger issues such as the uproar regarding the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission which has implications on the financial and political security of the southern states,” he said. The Congress, particularly with Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from the south, has made a very effective outreach towards the southern states, the former Union minister said. The Congress chief contesting from Wayanad has sent a clear message that under Congress rule, the concerns and aspirations of these states will not be ignored at the Centre, least of all under a potential prime ministerial candidate who will be elected from the south, Tharoor said. “As my own experiences in Kerala tell me, this message has been widely and popularly received and it is clear that the south will overwhelmingly side with the Congress as the most credible alternative to the present ruling dispensation,” the 63-year-old leader said. Tharoor, who is seeking a third straight Lok Sabha term from Thiruvanathapuram, which went to polls on April 23, also asserted that there will be a coalition government at the Centre after the elections and that the coalition is more likely to be UPA-3 rather than an NDA-3. “The fundamental fact that the performance of the BJP in 2014, where they secured 282 seats, is based on simple mathematics, a performance that is impossible for them to repeat, even if they had been highly successful in government, which they were lamentably not,” he said. “Given how poorly they performed in government, the scale of the frustration and disappointment with their performance is immense and is likely to result in a significant reduction in their seats,” he claimed. Tharoor contended that the BJP will be forced to turn to regional parties for support to form a government, but most of those potential partners would be unwilling to offer their support, given how their concerns and voices were “diminished and marginalised” under the Modi-Shah regime of the last 5 years. “Many of those who had joined the NDA got their fingers burned — many subsequently left their erstwhile alliance with the BJP or openly bickered with them. This sends a clear signal that allying with the BJP comes at a heavy price,” he claimed. In contrast, the Congress has presented a compelling and credible narrative across the country and has implemented an effective and energetic campaign during the current elections, he said. This, along with the rising anti-BJP wave and the Congress’s historic record and capability of working with regional partners makes it clear that when the coalition government is formed, it will most definitely be the return of the UPA, Tharoor asserted. On whether Rahul Gandhi could be the front-runner for being the opposition’s prime ministerial choice, he said Gandhi is the party chief and if the Congress gets a majority, he will be PM. “If the government is a coalition, obviously this is a decision that will jointly be taken by leadership of the parties that constitute the coalition and will take place through established processes and conventions,” he said. This is only likely be discussed once the results of the election become clear, he added. However, Tharoor said Gandhi has all the right qualities to make an excellent Prime Minister for the country.last_img read more

UNICEF welcomes Israels release of Palestinian child detainees

“We welcome this release of children by the Israeli authorities and we look forward to further progress on the issue of child detainees,” said Jean Gough, UNICEF Special Representative in the occupied Palestinian territory.This is the second round of prisoner releases, following the first exchange on 18 October, when Hamas released the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held captive since June 2006, and Israel released 477 Palestinian prisoners – many of whom had been imprisoned for involvement in attacks on Israelis. As part of the deal, Israel also agreed to release 550 prisoners within the following two months of the first exchange. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the prisoner exchange a “humanitarian breakthrough” and said he hoped it would have a far-reaching and positive impact on the stalled Middle East peace process.According to a news release issued by the agency, a total of 161 Palestinians under the age of 18 had been detained by Israeli military authorities as of 1 December. The 55 children who were released are reported to be between the ages of 14 and 17. 19 December 2011The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the release of 55 Palestinian child detainees by Israel yesterday as part of a prisoner swap deal struck two months ago, and said it looked forward to more advancements on this issue. read more

Smashing Fellaini goal prompts bizarre Mourinho celebration

MANCHESTER, England — Marouane Fellaini scored an injury-time winner to send Manchester United into the knockout stage of the Champions League — and prompt a bizarre touchline celebration from manager Jose Mourinho.After Fellaini sent a shot on the turn into the bottom corner to secure a 1-0 win over Young Boys at Old Trafford on Tuesday, Mourinho let out a guttural roar as he picked up a basket of water bottles and threw them forcefully to the ground in his technical area.Mourinho gave Fellaini a big hug as the Belgium midfielder walked off the field after the game. Fellaini might split opinion among fans — United tends to use a direct, long-ball approach when he is in the team — but he remains a firm favourite of his coach and a go-to player for his teammates in the latter stages of matches.Without Fellaini’s goal, United would have faced a tricky trip to Valencia on the final match day in a bid to seal qualification.Instead, the English club advanced from Group H along with Juventus, which stayed in first place thanks to a 1-0 win over Valencia.And Mourinho certainly enjoyed it.“For some of my lovers,” he said, “I just want to say for the ones that like statistics: 14 seasons in the Champions League, 14 times qualify through the group phases.“The season I didn’t play Champions League, I won the Europa League”This, however, was another underwhelming display against a team United swatted aside in a 3-0 win in Switzerland at the start of group play.Indeed, United needed a superb reflex save from goalkeeper David De Gea, who clawed away Ulisses Garcia’s deflected shot, to keep the home side level heading into the final 20 minutes.“It looks a phenomenal save,” Mourinho said, “a save the best goalkeeper in the world does, and gives his team the possibility to win the match.”Mourinho talked up the significance and difficulty of this match against the runaway leader of the Swiss league, yet decided to drop his two most-expensive signings — Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, worth a combined $210 million — in something of a statement following a lacklustre 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.Marcus Rashford started as the lone striker in place of Lukaku, and caused Young Boys constant problems in the first half with his pace and movement. The 21-year-old Rashford lacked an end product, though, with one of his three good chances seeing him lift a finish over the crossbar when played clean through.Mourinho, who has been publicly critical of his young players in recent days, responded by turning his back to the field, crossing his arms and shaking his head.Young Boys was dangerous on the counterattack and really took the game to United in the second half, with Garcia’s chance coming amid its best spell of the game.___More at https://www.apnews.com/ChampionsLeagueThe Associated Press read more

New plan to give veterans immunity from Troubles prosecutions

The amendment, tacked on to a Northern Ireland bill, offers MPs an… Under the amendment, prosecutors would be given new guidance encouraging them only to bring cases against terrorist suspects. Soldiers “supplied with a deadly weapon” lawfully by the state would only be charged if prosecutors could show they had deliberately gone out to commit murder. Sir Michael Fallon, the former defence secretary, has tabled a parliamentary amendment that would offer a distinction between armed soldiers and terrorists in Northern Ireland. Former soldiers could be given immunity from prosecution over deaths during the Troubles because they were lawfully issued with their weapons, The Telegraph can disclose.

Barroso Austerity is fundamentally right but is approaching its limits

first_imgTHE PRESIDENT of the European Commission has said economic austerity policies being pursued across Europe are ‘reaching their limits’ – but insisted that the policies are fundamentally correct.Jose Manuel Barroso told an event in Brussels that while he remained assured of the merits of austerity policies – where governments pursue rigorous cost-cutting in order to minimise the amount they must borrow – they would only work if the public understood those merits.“It has to have the minimum of political and social support,” Barroso said, saying a working policy would need “the ways, the means of its implementation and its acceptance, the acceptability, political and social.“This is where I think we have not done everything right,” he said – saying the European institutions had met with resistance from the public because they had not been able to illustrate what was at stake by failing to implement tough spending cuts.This led to an “unacceptable prejudice” where countries were happy to blame others, and the European authorities, for economic problems of their own making.“The idea, in some of our Member States, the states in the periphery […] that the problems they have, they have not created it, that it was created by someone – probably Berlin or the European institutions, or the IMF … it was not created by the others,” the former Portuguese premier insisted. Asked whether his remarks indicated a softening of Europe’s position where austerity would be pursued less vigorously, Barroso said the European Commission’s policies had never focussed solely on austerity.“Without confidence, we have no investment. And without investment there is now growth. But our response to the crisis, our policy proposals, has always been a comprehensive response,” he said.That is why we need to combine the indispensable – I underline, indispensable – correction of the disequilibria in public finances: namely huge deficits, huge public debt, fiscal rigour. This is indispensable.We need to complement this with proper measures for growth, including short term measures for growth, because we know that some of those reforms take time to produce effect […] but it has to be complemented by a stronger emphasis on growth and growth measures in the shorter term.”Read: Goodbody: Ireland should have second bailout ready to help exit from first But also the other prejudice that exists in some of the, let’s say, central countries or more prosperous countries, that there was some kind of inability of the people from the periphery or from the South, that some of these people are by definition lazy or incompetent.And this is a deep problem. It is intolerable, morally unacceptable.last_img read more

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

first_imgEDUCATION MINISTER RUAIRÍ Quinn has confirmed his officials are investigating claims that construction companies granted contracts by his department are committing social welfare fraud.Speaking in the Dáil during Leaders’ Questions, Quinn responded to a series of claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy.Troy said in the Dáil that a whistleblower had made claims that contractors awarded construction projects by the Department of Education are failing to meet statutory obligations and facilitating social welfare fraud.He cited a number of examples where he said that companies who win contracts are sub-contracting to firms who pay below the minimum wage and are defrauding the social welfare system.Troy claimed that at one construction site in the midlands there is in excess of 19 people who are working but are also claiming social welfare.Troy said that said that the whistleblower has already approached Quinn and Social Protection Minister Joan Burton but “nothing appears to have been done”.Responding, Quinn said that he “is aware of these allegations” and is ensuring they are fully investigated. He said that some of the breaches being alleged “are not in fact happening” but said he was still not satisfied.He said Troy had cited “clear incidents of the law being broken and clearly broken” and wanted the matter to be probed further by his officials. Read: Munster’s first Community National School to get under construction in record timelast_img read more

Teddy Long announced for Class of 2017 WWE Hall of Fame

first_img He was the longest-serving SmackDown GM (maybe even the longest-serving GM ever on either brand) compared to the musical chairs carousel of GMs they’ve had on Raw. That speaks to the kind of staying power he had. He was a fairly decent manager too to a more impressive list of wrestlers than they have here so he’s also another good addition to the HOF’s manager wing. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ February 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm Cameron Huff Holla! Holla! Holla! Congratulations Teddy! (or as JBL would say, Congratulations Peanut Head!) Either Ron Simmons or Butch Reed should induct him. I’d also be okay with Mark Henry or Jazz doing the honors. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list February 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Triple H TheCyberZon J™ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Report: WWE creative writer Robert Evans quits the company during Hall of Fame Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WWE to honor Hall of Famer in Japan this Friday; Bruce Prichard rushed home for oral surgery February 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm Shout out to Theodore R. Long. Holla Holla, Playa! Congratulations Playa! Ya feel me! WhatsApp 7 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img JFJ Well this is shockingMaybe he is famous for botching lines so they decided to put him in the HoF Twitter WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT WWE.com has announced Teddy Long as the next inductee into the Class of 2017 WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 33 weekend in Orlando this April.The story of Long’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame was first reported by FOX Sports on Monday afternoon shortly before WWE made it official.Long has been involved in the pro wrestling industry for over 30 years getting his start under Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. He later become a manager for Ron Simmons and Butch Reed, Chris Jericho, Johnny B. Badd, Ice Train, One Man Gang and more.He made the jump to WWE in 1998 first taking on a role as a referee. Long then transitioned back to a role as manager for talents such as D-Lo Brown, Rodney Mack, Jazz, Christopher Nowinski, Mark Henry and Mark Jindrak. He is best known for his time as General Manager of the Smackdown brand starting in 2004.BREAKING: As first reported by @FOXSports, @teddyplayalong will be inducted into the #WWEHOF Class of 2017! https://t.co/62vrawDBax pic.twitter.com/phjmjOCL9X— WWE (@WWE) February 13, 2017 February 13, 2017 at 9:35 pm Videos Articles Rob Van Dam shares thoughts on John Oliver, wrestling high in ECW, WWE Hall of Fame February 16, 2017 at 1:57 am JFJ Congratulations Teddy Long! He should come back and make a Tag Team Match on Smackdown. February 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm Now Playing Up Next Honestly this is a case of a guy not really being Hall of Fame worthy getting in because WWE just puts anyone. From the matches I have seen he wasn’t that good a ref. He was never a great manager or promo man. You are correct. Outside of Jack Tunney, who served as “WWE President” from 1984-1995 respectively, Teddy Long is the longest serving on air authority figure in WWE history. That obvious excludes Mr. McMahon. TheCyberZon Facebook Pinterest February 16, 2017 at 1:58 am Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Nick Noel Comments are closed.last_img read more

Former Arsenal legend talks about Bob Wilson

first_imgFor David Seaman, the chance he had to work together with Wilson was perfect and praised the work of his former teammateEnglish goalkeeper David Seaman played with Arsenal in the English Premier League from 1990 to 2003.And with the Gunners, he worked closely with former footballer Bob Wilson.“What makes Bob special is that he used to give you confidence in training, so you didn’t have to go and play well in a game,” Seaman told the club’s official website.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“In training, he would do exercises where you would have to make two or three worldie saves, ones that really turn a game or are really special.”“But what he used to do is, if you made one of those worldie saves in the first two or three minutes, he’d say ‘Right, out,’ and you’d go out of that session feeling so full of confidence because you’d make this great save,” he added.“That was a specialty of Bob’s because you could make that worldie and then the next ball that comes in you could mess it up and as a goalkeeper you will remember the one that you’ve messed up and that would get you down, but Bob knew ‘Right, you’ve made a great save, out you go,’ and you’d keep that confidence.”last_img read more

Klopp baffled by Egypt boss advice to Salah

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp can’t understand what prompted his Egypt counterpart Javier Aguirre to hand Mohamed Salah transfer adviceThe Mexican coach advised his star forward to consider leaving Liverpool within the next season or two if they fail to win any major trophy.Since his arrival in 2017 from AS Roma, Salah is yet to win any silverware at Anfield with Liverpool beaten in last season’s Champions League final.The Reds also suffered early Carabao and FA Cup exits with a fourth-place finish in the Premier League.But Klopp was left bemused by Aguirre’s advice and even jokingly suggested that he may need to leave Egypt if he can’t win a trophy in the next two years.“Who is the manager? Aguirre? Okay. I’ll try to be nice, eh?” said Klopp, according to the Evening Standard.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I would say if HE doesn’t win a title in the next couple of years then he has to move to another club or country, for sure. I don’t know why people say things like that. It’s not that important.“It’s the world of media, you find it somewhere in an Egyptian newspaper or somewhere. Then the next one writes that I was confronted with it.“Obviously I don’t agree with it, but it’s a free world and he can say whatever he wants. That’s good actually.“I shouldn’t have made any comment on it, so maybe we can delete what I said a minute ago!”Liverpool will face Watford away on Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

Legendary Riot Grrrl Band Bikini Kill Reunite Announce Tour

first_imgNews Twitter The “Rebel Girl” band, who inspired women to express themselves via music and DIY culture, will play all-ages shows in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as a 16+ show in Brooklyn, N.Y. that will begin in the spring.”Bikini Kill are thrilled to announce they will be regrouping to play shows in NY and LA this spring,” the band said on their website. “They will perform with their iconic line-up of Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, and Kathi Wilcox on bass — along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.”The group formed in 1990 and were based in Olympia, Wash. and Washington, D.C. Before their break-up in 1997, they recorded and released a demo, two EPs, two LPs and three singles. They toured the U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia.  Frontwoman Hanna went on to form band Le Tigre and a solo career as Julie Ruin. The Punk Singer documentary is based on her activism and musical career and shows the singer’s life and battle with Lyme disease.Tickets for all three shows will go on sale on Friday, Jan. 18. Both NYC shows will be on sale at 9 A.M. PT / 12 P.M. ET, while the L.A. show will go on sale at 10 A.M. PT / 1 P.M. ET. For more info, visit the band’s website.Coachella Announces “Every One” Initiative To Fight Harassment And Assault The “Rebel Girl” band will play all-ages shows in Los Angeles in New York City and a 16+ show in Brooklyn, N.Y. in the springJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 15, 2019 – 12:24 pm Bikini Kill, the legendary politically outspoken feminist ’90s punk band that launched the Riot Grrrl movement, have reunited and announced a tour. Facebook Email Legendary Riot Grrrl Band Bikini Kill Reunite, Announce Tour Riot Grrrl Band Bikini Kill Announce Tour legendary-riot-grrrl-band-bikini-kill-reunite-announce-tour Read morelast_img read more

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is Nintendos First AAA

first_img This isn’t a review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That would be breaking embargo. Plus, even if I could review the game now, despite hours and hours of playtime I still honestly feel like I haven’t played enough to deliver a fair and decisive verdict. But for this preview I do have one major takeaway from my sessions so far. I don’t mean this as a quality judgment but as a simple statement of fact. Nintendo has released many huge and important games in the past, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo’s attempt to put its own spin on the modern AAA video game.All you have to do to realize this is simply look at, on paper, what The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild actually is. This is an open world game with a huge map dotted with villages and enemy outposts. You climb towers to reveal more parts of the map and unlock fast travel points. You use a smartphone-like device to tag important objects. After taming a wild horse you register it at a stable like a car in a garage. Nintendo has namechecked Western influences like Grand Theft Auto and The Witcher, but really none of these systems are too different from what you’d find in any recent Ubisoft game. It’s crazy how close this game is coming out next to Horizon: Zero Dawn, another game very much in this mold.But it’s more than just the genre the makes Breath of the Wild feel like Nintendo trying to offer players what it thinks a “big” game in 2017 should be. With its various loot like weapons and armor, as well as Link’s general frailty, the game makes survival a big part of its exploration. That and frequent goofy, unexpected moments like being struck by lightning, catching your horse on fire, and cooking bad food make the game perfect for streaming. Even with no one else watching it’s fun for multiple people to riff on what’s happening onscreen or makes memes out of captured screenshots.Meanwhile, Breath of the Wild’s production values certainly rival today’s biggest games. The Miyazaki-esque melancholy of the beautiful HD visuals maybe even tip the game into AAArtisinal territory. And of course this is the first time a Zelda game has had full voice-acting. None of these things are cheap, which is why we suspect Nintendo is using Breath of the Wild’s upcoming DLC to recoup costs, a very common modern AAA video game tactic.However, AAA games are nothing inherently special these days. What makes Breath of the Wild such a special game is seeing Nintendo’s essential, irrepressible weirdness shine through what could have just been a fantasy Far Cry clone. It comes out in systems like all-powerful Guardian robot spider enemies that stalk you like BioShock’s Big Daddies throughout the grassy fields. Along with creating intense surprise encounters, they test whether you are ready to be in whatever part of the world you’re heading to without explicitly curtailing the game’s wonderful sense of freedom.The same goes for the stamina system, from Skyward Sword, that lets you scale any mountain and swim any ocean and glide across any valley, but only for a limited time until you get stronger. Better climb that tower fast enough to avoid getting annihilated by a laser beam. Heck, even just managing and upgrading inventory space becomes a game of priorities. like something out of Resident Evil.This is the first Zelda where just messing around aimlessly in the overworld of Hyrule ruins is fun and rewarding in its own right, even after watching a co-worker play through basically the same opening section. It’s as much a lived-in quiet post-apocalypse as it is a playground you poke at for secrets and get ready for it to poke back hard. I haven’t even entered a proper dungeon yet. The exploration mechanics are that engaging and the quirky towns full of personality are that worth hanging out in.The last piece of the puzzle, literally, are the shrines. Shrines are micro-dungeons that offer bite-sized brain teasers like something out of Portal. Most require you to use a rune spell such as freezing water or figuring out how magnets work. Shrines are brilliant for several reasons. They’re clever puzzles. You have to actually think about which tool to use to find the solution. It’s not like finding a hookshot in a dungeon and then obviously using the hookshot to beat the boss. It’s similar to A Link Between Worlds’ praised item rental system but the spells are unlimited.Shrines also make sure there’s a constant stream of the puzzles that Zelda is known for, even in this new open-world framework that doesn’t lend itself as well to randomly needing to push blocks around or throw bombs. And since Shrines reward you with both fast travel points and orbs that can be traded for health or stamina upgrades, you are encouraged to seek them out and therefore keep exploring the world. They don’t overstay their welcome so you always find time to tackle just one more.There are shades of Final Fantasy XV, but more than anything, Breath of the Wild so far reminds me of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I’ve felt this way since E3. It’s not just because both games let you summon a dog to help as you snipe enemies off of guard towers. And it’s not just because of some story similarities I’ll refrain from mentioning due to spoilers. Both games are the result of old titans of the Japanese video game industry applying their unique game development cultural sensibilities to the new AAA Western open-world game. Just swap Kojima’s weirdness with Nintendo’s weirdness. But beyond being weird, there’s an added sense of craft, a desire to make sure every inch of the world feels like it’s own place worth investigating and not just a block of content, that you don’t get in something like Watch Dogs. It’s a synthesis, not a compromise. MGSV is one of my favorite games of this generation, and I’m very stoked to play more Zelda.Again, I’ll post deeper opinions next week, but in a way The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is much like the Nintendo Switch hardware it launches alongside with, or even the Nintendo mobile apps. The company is finding exciting ways to finally merge its cherished past with the agreed upon video game future.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on targetlast_img read more

Spot the unusual Rukshaan art

first_imgSanjay Barot’s canvasses come alive with the beauty of fine details and meticulous moorings. Treatment and finesse are paramount in these works brought by Ruskshaan Art Mumbai. Barot’s eight works at are an epitome of devotion and distinct allegories in time. “Every canvas is enclosed or mounted with a wooden frame (differently constructed for each canvas) that has been lovingly treated with images, color, layers and texture ,” says Rukshaan Krishna . ” For example, people known and unknown, particularly those that have managed to make a mark in society and rise through the legacy of life have been portrayed on the frame. These wooden frames work as frames of construction for the work and also as the entry point of the society that Sanjay has painted for his viewers.” The artist asserts that these can be read as the ‘final impressions’ that have been culled out from the chaos in the canvas. The chaos on the canvas is patterned by bold lines that have been layered almost a hundred times along with passages that provide space for the playing out of truths that are personal to the artist. And some, we as viewers may empathize with.Barot speaks of his sensibility, and says: ” My creative process is really like my beliefs. They have travelled with me from when I moved from my village in Kapadvanj to the city that I now live in and love, Baroda. Layers and layers. I return to my hometown every 6 months and with every visit, the roots get stronger and help me cope with the chaos of city life.” However, it is only upon drawing closer to the canvas that one can experience the interesting interplay of man and his moments, architectural forms and objects from his beloved hometown and socio-political incidents that have had a bearing on the artist.Rukshaan Art has credentials of commitment rare to see in the modern day art world practices where greed and commerce drive every act. Rukshaan Art hosts works of contemporary artists who are based in or have studied at or work in Baroda, Gujarat. Gallery owner Rukshaan Krishna is the reason behind Baroda March, a decade-old tradition wherein close to 50 ‘Barodian’ contemporary artists showcase their works at the Coomaraswamy Hall, at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangharalaya every March. Artists from Baroda, opines the brilliant and deeply admired and respected, Rukshaan have high integrity. Recently she had a historic culling of the works of the 80 year old doyen Jyoti Bhatt who is a legend in the world of intaglio as well as photography. “These artists are in constant conversation with each other. As a result, there’s learning and encouragement. They are not proud but have their pride. They also care about the career graphs of one another,its unheard of in the art community elsewhere.”last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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In operation since October 2008, St. Vincent has utilized the Aquilion ONE as a foundation to advance cardiovascular, neurological and pediatric care programs.“The technology of the Aquilion ONE, including its ability to lower radiation dose and image entire organs in a single rotation while reducing healthcare costs, has allowed us to expand our service lines into advanced cardiovascular disease diagnosis,” stated Rex Dietz, M.D., neuroradiologist with Eastern Radiological Associates at St. Vincent Healthcare. “We are also planning to expand our neurological programs, and we are developing a dedicated pediatric program. The Aquilion ONE has helped position St. Vincent as one of the premier healthcare facilities in our area.”Dynamic volume CT scans an entire organ in a single pass and produces 4D videos that show an organ’s structure, its movement and blood flow. 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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter is ready for the snap during training camp Aug. 11. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling By all accounts Minter is playing like the player the Cardinals expected when they made him a second-round pick, 45th overall, in the 2013 NFL Draft.“Kevin is a guy that we have high expectations for and so far in camp he has played a high level,” General Manager Steve Keim said this week during his appearance with Doug & Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.That it’s taken Minter until year three to be talked in such high regard shouldn’t be all that surprising, according to Keim. Often a draft pick needs time to develop and mature before contributing in a system, whether offensively or defensively.“Sometimes it takes a little while for the light to come on,” Keim said.For Minter, the play-caller on defense, the light failed to turn on initially because of both opportunity and injury.The opportunity never came in his rookie season — Minter played just one defensive snap — in part because he backed up Karlos Dansby, who excelled in his second go-around with the team.Then injury struck in year two.Minter suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the preseason.  “It ripped off the bone,” he said.Rather than take the time off to heal, Minter opted for the time on the field; and though the injury limited his ability, Minter played in all 16 games –including five starts — and recorded a career-best 49 tackles, one sack, five tackles for a loss and one pass defensed. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Three years removed from being one of the nation’s top linebackers at LSU, Minter admitted it’s taken longer than he expected to enjoy similar success as a professional.“But being around the guys I was around, I was obviously not ready,” he said.  “I just had to learn to be a professional and I did that being behind guys like Karlos and (Larry) Foote, so I think I’m ready.” – / 23 Top Stories “I knew how important that year was for me as far as experience and I knew the team needed me, so I just sucked it up,” he said.“You can’t put a price on experience. It was so helpful as far as just getting acclimated to this game.”And now?  Well, Minter is flying around the field, making plays seemingly every day in camp.“Oh, my god, man, to be out of the strap?  It’s ridiculous. It’s just being able to play free, play like I was, not worrying about.  I don’t even think about it out there, and that’s such a load off,” he said.And without that limitation, he can be himself.“I feel like I can have the season everybody expects me to have, expect myself to have; just being that guy for this defense, being a leader, just being that linebacker in this league,” he said.Of course until Minter can be relied upon to be a consistent performer in the regular season, questions are going to remain.“In his package, when he’s healthy, he’s played really good,” Arians said.  “He played with one arm last year. But in his package — we didn’t bring him here to play dime.  We brought him here for Seattle and San Francisco, to play the run.  And in those games, he and Kenny Demens both have played good because they’re rock-‘em-sock-‘em football players.  They’re not basketball players spread out all over the field.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires GLENDALE, Ariz. – From Day 1, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians made it clear: Kevin Minter was his starting inside linebacker.“It’s his job to lose,” the third-year coach said at the start of training camp.And thus far, 10 days into camp, Minter has done nothing to loosen his hold on the position.If anything, he’s only strengthened his grip.First, Arians praised the 24-year-old for his play in Saturday’s red-and-white practice and then again for his performance Monday. Comments   Share   last_img read more

Erdogan closing net on Turkish Cypriots

first_imgBy Esra AyginTurkish investigations and detentions targeting Turkish Cypriot academics and journalists have alarmed the Turkish Cypriot community and caused fear that Ankara has turned its authoritarian gaze to the northern part of the island.Some academics and journalists have even posted on their social media accounts that they were cancelling planned trips to Turkey and looking for alternative routes when travelling elsewhere. Reports are also rife that police have recently begun to detain and interrogate people for possession of some books and songs.Turkish Cypriots have been left shocked by the developments, and most recently by the move of the Ankara chief public prosecutor’s office to bring two lawsuits against Afrika newspaper and two of its journalists, editor Sener Levent and Ali Osman.In addition, it has emerged that two Turkish Cypriot academics were detained by Turkish police in Istanbul and Izmir airports over the last couple of months for signing an online petition by “Academics for Peace” in January 2016.Ankara has investigated all 1,128 Turkish signatories of the petition, which denounced military operations against Kurds in the southeast of Turkey. Four hundred of them have been expelled from Turkish universities, 148 are standing trial for ‘terror propaganda’ and four have received jail sentences.This is the first time however, that Turkish Cypriot academics working in Cyprus have been targeted. Police reportedly interrogated the academics, whose names have not been made public, charges were pressed and they were released pending the outcome of the trial.Afrika ran a front-page article in January, criticising Turkey’s military operation in Afrin, Syria, and calling it an ‘occupation’. The publication enraged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had called on his “brothers in northern Cyprus to give the necessary response”. The newspaper’s offices were largely destroyed the next day by an ultranationalist mob.On Wednesday under the headline ‘Red card to Ankara in Cyprus’, the newspaper reported that the case had caused a “firestorm of support” in Europe and in the southern part of the island. It has also been reported to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)and the EU. By contrast, Afrika said, despite the support the paper receives from the Turkish Cypriot community Ankara’s moves have been met by silence from the Turkish Cypriot leadership, including Mustafa Akinci.The developments have alarmed Turkish Cypriot society, with a number of journalists and academics posting on their social media accounts that they are cancelling their trips to Turkey or taking alternative routes to travel abroad.Amid an ongoing discussion about whether or not Turkish courts have jurisdiction over Turkish Cypriots, many have taken the social media demanding an explanation from Turkish Cypriot officials. Their silence has been deafening.“Turkish Cypriot intellectuals, journalists are standing trial in Turkey. We are all up next… Do you think that those, who branded half of their own people as terrorists, will hold back when it comes to Turkish Cypriots?… Those in government are silent… If you are not protecting the basic rights of Turkish Cypriots in that place called parliament, then what are you doing?” wrote Dr Ayfer Yazkan Kubal in her column in www.gazete360.com.Turkey has imprisoned hundreds of journalists, academics and civil society activists especially since the July 2016 failed coup for ‘attempting to destroy the constitutional order’, or ‘cooperating with and aiding armed groups’.Hundreds of thousands of people have been detained, investigated or fired for suspected ties with the US based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of being behind the coup. However, The AKP government is widely criticised as using the coup crackdown as an excuse to crush dissent throughout the country.In a sign that whatever is happening in Turkey will also happen in the northern part of Cyprus, police have recently begun to detain and interrogate people for possession of some books and songs. There are no banned books or songs in Cyprus.“Police have been harassing people for possession of ‘banned books’,” wrote journalist Sami Ozuslu in Turkish Cypriot daily Yeniduzen. “When were books banned in this country?… To add insult to injury, one person has been detained in Famagusta for listening to Kurdish songs. When were songs banned in Cyprus?”In fact, the Turkish ambassador , Derya Kanbay, was very clear about Ankara’s intentions during a press conference earlier this month. Kanbay told journalists that they are having a difficult time going after Turkish Cypriots suspected of having ties with Gulen because terrorism is not defined in the laws there. This has so far limited the purge to Turkish citizens, who are handed over to Turkey upon detention. Kanbay also complained that Turkish Cypriot police can’t legally tap phones and said they had asked for certain legal amendments to make it easier for Ankara to pursue “opponents” in Cyprus.It has become a custom for Turkish officials during their visits to declare to Turkish Cypriots with pride that “Whatever we have in Turkey, you will also have.” Turkish Cypriots are now faced with the chilling reality that the bold promise will be kept. 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