Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC on penalties to win MLS Cup

first_imgThe Seattle Sounders claimed their first MLS Cup by beating Toronto FC 5-4 on penalties after the Major League Soccer title game ended 0-0 after extra-time on Saturday.After Toronto’s Justin Morrow hit the crossbar, Seattle defender Roman Torres coolly slotted home the decider as the Sounders finally reached the North American soccer summit after seven seasons of near misses.With zero shots on goal after 120 minutes it looked as if the Sounders, who have reached the postseason in each of their eight years in the league, would come up short yet again but they found the target when it mattered most.A spectacular save deep into extra-time by Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei kept Seattle’s championship dream alive as the Swiss dove across the net full stretch and with his left hand tipped away a header from Jozy Altidore that looked a winner.Frei, who spent five seasons with TFC before moving to Seattle, took MLS Cup most valuable player honours after shutting out a high-powered Toronto attack that had produced 17 goals in five playoff contests.It was perfect hockey weather at frigid BMO Field, that in three weeks will host the NHL’s Centennial Classic outdoor game, but the bone-chilling temperatures did little to cool down a fired up capacity crowd of close to 36,000.Toronto made a lively start and enjoyed the run of play in a scrappy opening half but TFC’s was held in check.The Reds’ best scoring chance came early when Altidore squeezed a shot from inside the area that sliced by the post and a diving Frei in the second minute.advertisementAfter the break it was Sebastian Giovinco, the other half of Toronto’s strike partnership, finally finding space down the left wing and ripping a shot that just missed the near post.Despite unrelenting pressure, Toronto FC could not breach a Seattle defence that had conceded just three goals in five playoff matches.Toronto nearly ended the drama with an injury time winner when Michael Bradley sent in a corner that Frei narrowly punched clear just before a diving Altidore could get his head on the ball.last_img read more

Middleton, Giannis Help Bucks Pull Out Sluggish Win over Hawks

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks looked sluggish at times coming back from a four-game trip, and the worst team in the Eastern Conference was threatening to knock them off at home.All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led one last charge to help the Bucks hold on for a 97-92 win on Tuesday night over the Atlanta Hawks. Antetokounmpo overcame a slow start from the field to hit two key buckets in the final three-plus minutes, and Khris Middleton led a balanced attack with 21 points as Milwaukee improved to 9-2 under interim coach Joe Prunty.They’re a threat again for a top-four playoff seed in the East.“When everything is judged on those last three minutes, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to win,” said Antetokounmpo, who had 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting and 15 rebounds.Dennis Schroder scored 18 points for the Hawks, and Ersan Ilyasova had nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. Ilyasova spearheaded a late rally in which Atlanta erased a 12-point deficit and tied it at 84 on Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer with 3:30 left.Antetokounmpo answered with a mid-range jumper and layup to open an 8-0 run following a timeout. Schroder and Bazemore then whiffed on open layups following a steal with less than a minute left that could have helped the Hawks mount one last comeback.“It’s guys making plays, that’s what it came down to. Making the extra effort, trying to get to the right spot defensively to close out,” Prunty said.Better defense has lifted the Bucks since Prunty replaced the fired Jason Kidd on Jan. 22. They’ve held opponents to less than 100 points eight times during Prunty’s 11-game tenure.While the Bucks are thinking about the playoffs, the Hawks are building for their long-term future. They’ll pull out a few positives from challenging a playoff contender on the road.“We’ve kind of stopped looking at records and the standings,” Bazemore said. “Our coach and our front office likes the nucleus we have here, we’re all growing … it’s getting the pieces in place, getting the experience and we continue to push.”TIP-INSHawks: Second in the league at forcing turnovers (15.8 per game), Atlanta got the Bucks to cough up the ball just 10 times. … Bazemore had 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting.Bucks: Forward Jabari Parker played 18 minutes and scored seven points after missing the previous game for rest. He has shown flashes of the explosiveness that made him a dangerous player before missing a year after suffering the second major left knee injury of his career on Feb. 8, 2017. At one point in the first half, Parker ripped down a rebound before dribbling nearly the length of the court and dishing near the bucket after drawing a double team.ZELLER’S NEW HOMETyler Zeller had 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and eight rebounds in his first game in Milwaukee since joining the team on the road before the trade deadline last week.“It was actually kind of nice being on the road for the first five or six days, I could not worry about getting an apartment … or anything like that. I could just focus on basketball,” Zeller said.ON THE RUNA 14-2 run in the third quarter for the Bucks briefly broke open what had been a ho-hum game marked by questionable shot selection and bad misses on both sides. Middleton’s jumper with 2:58 left completed the spurt and lifted Milwaukee to a 65-53 lead.“Besides the third quarter and a couple of situations late, I thought our defense was really improving and getting to the point where we want it to be,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.UP NEXTHawks: Finish up the second half of a back-to-back by visiting the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday in their last game before the All-Star break.Bucks: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in their last game before the break.By GENARO C. ARMAS ,  AP Sports Writerlast_img read more

Renovate Your Man Cave Around the 2018 Color of the Year: Black Flame

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations Black Flame is officially the 2018 Color of the Year, and we’re elated. (No more Millennial Pink, please)PPG Paint celebrated the turning over of the year with a new trending color, Black Flame (#PPG1043-7), shedding its whimsical 2017 Color of the Year, Violet Verbena, and moving into a moodier realm away from the 2016 aquatic shade, Paradise Found.The matte charcoal tone is both elegant and industrial, and can be used for a mix of modern and antique design details, sophisticated neutrals, and textures. Black Flame provokes a space that is both masculine and warm, refined and bestial. (Just like you.)“Black Flame acts like a black curtain, allowing your other décor elements to take center stage,” says PPG. “It’s a fantastic blend of black and navy, two classic hues. Black creates the silence we crave in an information-heavy world, while the navy offers possibility and a deep hopefulness. The blend of two colors makes it incredibly versatile — use it on a statement wall; with a matte finish on a ceiling; with high gloss on a naturally-lit staircase; on cabinets, interior and exterior doors; and in many more places.”Get with the trend and renovate your living room around Black Flame. Once you’ve painted the walls, decorate as follows.FurnitureCouch: Stockholm SofaCreamy caramel leather evokes an earthy feel against a Black Flame wall. Ikea’s Stockholm sofa in the Seglora Natural color fits the bill, with durable full-grain leather that maintains its composure under years of wear.Chair: Peppy 1 Seater Lounge ChairMaintain an airiness by adding a chair to your living room furniture set that is simple and ivory. The Peppy 1 Seater Lounge Chair is a lively and humorous lounger inspired by ’60s Scandinavian design. Characteristic buttons give it a seductive, handsome charm, while its modern simplicity balances out heavy hues of gold, black, and caramel throughout the rest of the room. (Match the shade to your velvet sofa pillows to pull together the seemingly polar furniture styles.)Coffee Table: Live Edge Walnut SlabThis custom gem sold on Etsy by AntonMakaDesigns pulls together the brown hues of the Stockholm sofa with the dark tone of Black Flame. The result is a super high-quality and totally unique coffee table made of wood, metal, powder-coated black, and matte black, made to order just. This major design piece lends to the sensation that your home is a cozy cave.Side Table: Tri Brushed Bronze Side TablesBlack Flame calls for the accompaniment of bronze. Add one or two bronze side tables for resting your whiskey while you and guests relax. The triangular shape is bold and modern, and works with the angles of the chandelier. The size is also modest, allowing more eye-catching (read: expensive) furniture to take control of the room.Fireplace: Malm FireplaceThe makers of Malm started experimenting with fireplace designs as a side hobby to their full-time sheet metal manufacturing jobs. Now, the iconic freestanding fireplace brand can transform any living space into a cozy den. Unlike traditional wood-burning stoves, Malm gives you a clear view of the fire from a variety of angles at night. Meanwhile, the design is high enough to make it shine during the day. Alongside Black Flame walls, you’ll provoke the sense of being outdoors even while inside.AccessoriesLighting: The Wright Collection Restoration Hardware’s Wright Collection takes the concept of a grand chandelier and swaps the crystal for steel. Remaining spare and elegant, the Wrights are hand-forged, hammered iron frames with tailored white linen shades. The design works to conjoin light and dark with sharp, organic angles.Art: Bulls, Absracts, MastersThere’s a variety of art styles that can put the finishing touches on your Black Flame living room renovation. Choose according to your personal preferences, but opt for one of the following: large black-and-white animal photographs such as Amy Carroll’s Bull Horns, vibrant abstracts such as Amy Gray’s Fahrenheit that can match other color pops through the room, and old master paintings from the 16th to the 19th centuries along the thread of The Otto Naumann Sale. And remember these hacks for hanging pictures frames and other wall art.Pillows: Leisure Gray PillowWe love CB2’s 23-inch leisure pillow made of gray cotton velvet and cotton canvas for providing us accent pillows that still look manly while being comfy enough to nap on during lazy weekend Netflix binges. The richness of velvet marries with smoky black but adds dimensional tufts of texture. If your personal aesthetic is bold, spice up the room with the plum or copper colorways.Radio: Model One DigitalTivoli Audio’s reimagined radio infuses your walls with beautiful rugged design, smart tech, and rich sound. Listening is made easy (via FM, Bluetooth, and WiFi), and design is made simple. The knitted texture of the speaker, along with the faded ash black box, is a perfect match to accessorize your Black Flame room.Books: Cabin Porn and Hell’s AngelsAdorn your coffee table with the perfect books, one for drooling over and the other for re-reading over and over again. Start with Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere. It’s exactly as sexy as it sounds: images of rural escapes. Top this book with a 1967 first edition of Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic Hell’s Angels. Your street cred will go up for even owning this piece of history, and the cover lends a pop of deep red with dark black and grays that give it a home in your new living room composition.Plant: Potted 60-inch Cardón CactusAdding greenery is one of the quickest ways to infuse a room with no-mess texture, color, and life. For this room, tropical foliage will be too busy. Go sparse and clean with one tall cactus. Tall and lean, CB2’s Cardón Cactus creates new dimensions of height (we suggest positioning opposite your Malm Fireplace for best composition), and the feel of wide-open spaces. Hyper true-to-life, this cactus is actually a faux saguaro, so don’t worry if you forget to water it … or if you lean into the hairs. Want the real thing? Call your local nursery. We also dig these living wall planters that turn your walls into a growing jungle.And for your summer project? Create an outdoor living room. 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Two arrested following string of threats against Thunder Bay Ont schools

first_imgTHUNDER BAY, Ont. — Two people have been arrested after a string of anonymous threats to schools in Thunder Bay, Ont., led to regular disruptions to classes, police announced Wednesday.Police received at least 13 threats to schools between mid-February and mid-April, most targeting Hammarskjold High School, Lakehead Public Schools has said.In 11 of those cases the alleged threat led to a school closure, with nearby schools often temporarily placed in a hold-and-secure just in case. The other two led to a lockdown or hold-and-secure at the target school.The problem got so bad that the board started posting school work online so students wouldn’t fall behind because of the disruption.Board spokesman Bruce Nugent has said the threats affected the board’s operations, hampering their ability to plan anything.“This is completely uncharted territory for us and I think anybody else,” he said Monday, before the arrests.  Thunder Bay police declined to give any information about the accused and did not say what charges they may face. But police noted that the investigation is ongoing.Police have said the alleged threats came in through the Crime Stoppers tip system and involved warnings about suspicious packages and school shootings.Some people urged investigators to view the threats as a hoax, but officers said they had to treat each seriously as a precaution.They said the investigation took up massive amounts of police resources, pulling officers from other cases.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Toronto designer finds knockoffs of her clothes at ToysRUs

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook The onesie, by Montreal-based Novel Teez, was made in China with cotton and polyester and retails for $7.99. Meanwhile, the Bebe Fete romper is made in Canada with bamboo and cotton and sells for $59.95.CityNews confirmed on Tuesday the Novel Teez onesie was still for sale at a Toronto Toys”R”Us store. The retailer said it contacted its distributor for an explanation. A Toronto-based designer of a children’s streetwear line says Toys“R”Us is selling a knock-off of her creation.Ivy Chen said she and her business partner design the cheeky illustrations on Bebe Fete clothes for babies and toddlers.Chen said a friend tipped her off after seeing a onesie at a local Toys”R”Us which looked like one of her designs. After comparing the two products, Chen was certain it was. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

First Nations hockey player preparing to represent Team Canada at Olympics

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN NewsFrom the small community of Mallard, Man., to representing her country and making history.That’s what Brigette Lacquette is about to accomplish when she suits up for the Canadian women’s hockey team next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.Once she steps on the ice she’ll be the first First Nations woman to play for Team Canada.“It’s something very special and exciting for me. I’m humbled by it,” said Lacquette.Besides being on the ice preparing for competition she’s also been helping those who will be cheering her on .For months, she has been working with students from Eagle Lodge Family School.“I’ve been doing video chats with them, sending them videos, sending them work to do. To finally get to see them and meet them and interact with them is pretty amazing,” she said earlier this week.“To be that person for them and show them and encourage them. You can achieve anything you want. Just set your mind to it. It doesn’t matter where you come from.”tpimentel@aptn.calast_img read more

Moodys downgrades ING Bank of Canada

TORONTO — Moody’s Investors Service downgraded ING Bank of Canada on Friday after a two-notch downgrade of its Dutch corporate parent ING Bank N.V.The debt rating agency cut its senior deposit ratings of ING Bank of Canada to Baa1 from A2 on Friday after a two-notch downgrade of Dutch parent ING Bank N.V.’s financial strength rating to C-.“Today’s actions reflect the potential adverse effects of ING Bank N.V.’s lower capacity to support its Canadian subsidiary, as captured by its lower standalone credit assessment,” Moody’s said.“Moody’s expectation of the willingness or likelihood that ING would provide support to ING Bank of Canada if needed has not changed.” The agency also raised concerns about ING’s narrow business model in Canada in an increasingly more competitive market.ING offers basic banking services in Canada including high-interest savings and no-fee chequing accounts as well as mutual funds and mortgage lending.“Relative to peers, ING Bank of Canada has elevated interest rate risk because of its reliance on interest revenues and the product options embedded in the core Canadian residential mortgage product,” Moody’s said.“Moody’s believes that ING Bank of Canada manages these exposures carefully, but in a stress environment they could still result in material losses.”Moody’s cut the Canadian banks’ standalone bank financial strength rating to C- and its short-term deposit ratings were downgraded to Prime-2 from Prime-1.ING Bank of Canada’s outstanding subordinated bonds, which are unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by ING Bank N.V., were downgraded by four notches to Baa2 from A1.All the ratings carried a negative outlook.The Canadian Press read more

UN conference to study why women in wartorn States suffer justice deficit

Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), told reporters today at UN Headquarters in New York, that women who work in the justice field in 12 war-affected areas will take part in the three-day conference starting tomorrow.Participants will come from Afghanistan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Timor-Leste.Ms. Heyzer said the conference is designed to spotlight those schemes or policies that have been successful at strengthening women’s rights to greater justice, and to encourage those schemes to be adopted in other war-affected countries or regions.”There is a justice deficit for women in countries that have been in conflict and coming out of conflict – in terms of the protection, in terms of the violations, in terms of the sexual violence that has been used on women,” she said.”But at the same time there is a tremendous opportunity when countries that are coming out of conflict to strengthen gender justice in the context of the rule of law.”The conference has been organized by UNIFEM and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), which is based in Stockholm. read more

Coral reefs cant wait for world to take action urges UN as

“It’s clear to anyone who puts their head below the waves that the fate of the world’s coral reefs is hanging in the balance,” said UNEP chief Erik Solheim. “At the moment these undersea explosions of colour and life face an extremely bleak future.”Coral reefs provide food and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world, support more than a quarter of all marine life, and protect communities and coastlines from natural disasters — and if urgent action is not taken, they could be lost forever.  Eight international organisations have joined forces to advocate for decisive action to protect these natural wonders: UNEP, the International Coral Reef Initiative, the World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Vulcan Inc., the Ocean Agency, and the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).“The expectations for this coalition could not be higher. Coral reef protection must become a global priority. Coral reefs need a better deal,” said Mr. Solheim, who unveiled the new partnership in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm El Sheikh. Dozens of ministers whose countries are party to the CBD are gathering there, together with experts and representatives of civil society organisations, to start a two-year process to adopt a global framework for protecting biodiversity, including coral reefs, around the world.The conference, which opened on Tuesday and will continue until 29 November, is a platform for decision-makers from more than 190 countries to make commitments and step up efforts to halt the biodiversity loss and protect the ecosystems that support health, and food and water security for billions of people worldwide.In addition, governments, private companies, NGOs and inter-governmental organizations; indigenous peoples and local communities; youth and civil society; are expected to make pledges in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published in October 2018 warns that, even if we collectively manage to stabilize global surface temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, 70 to 90 per cent of coral reefs will be lost by the middle of this century. Continued failure to take action on climate change will result in even greater losses, the report warns.However, climate change is not the only major threat that reefs face. Over-fishing, pollution and coastal development have all caused major coral loss over the last 30 years. Reducing those threats can help recover the most resilient reefs after impacts – such as bleaching events, caused by above-average sea water temperatures due to global warming. “I am delighted to see that the issue of coral reefs is receiving the attention it deserves. We are now approaching the 2020 horizon and need to sharpen the focus on strategies for effective coral reef conservation and to support people who depend on them,” said Prince Albert II of Monaco.“The International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting, which I will be hosting in Monaco this December, will be an important step and my wish is that it will lead to the adoption of a practical, effective, ambitious and realistic program of action,” he added. Cinzia Osele Bismarck / Coral Reef Image BankA lionfish on a reef in the Red Sea. read more

Volunteers needed to walk with Brock float

Brock University is seeking volunteers to participate in the Meridian Grande Parade as part of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival.Interested students, alumni, staff and faculty are invited to walk with the Brock float on Saturday, Sept. 29 beginning at 11 a.m. Volunteers should plan to meet in downtown St. Catharines at 10:30 a.m. The exact location will be provided to all registered volunteers the day before the parade.In line with this year’s float theme, ‘Fall in love with Brock,’ ideal participants should represent the exceptional experiences offered by the University.Participants will be provided with a Brock T-shirt and are encouraged to bring enthusiasm, dancing skills, Brock spirit and high-fiving experience.To register, fill out a form on ExperienceBU or contact Sheena Erhardt at or 905-688-5550 x6431. read more

Opera classics threatened by MeToo movement says top tenor

first_imgJonas Kaufmann, said to be one of the world’s greatest tenors, has suggested that half of the operatic repertoire could be struck from stages in the wake of the #MeToo movement and a climate of hostility towards misogynistic plot lines.Speaking about a recent performance of popular encore ‘Girls are Made to Love and Kiss’ in Santa Monica, he warned that increased public awareness of sexual harassment and assault could make popular lyrics inappropriate.The aria, from the 1925 operetta Paganini, features a man reflecting on women’s place as objects of male desire, singing: “I’m a man and I kiss her when I can”.“If I have to ask myself whether these tiny little erotic hints that composers gave in the 1920s are inappropriate, half of our operatic repertoire can’t be played any more,” Kaufmann said in an interview with The Spectator.His comments point to the influence of the #MeToo social media campaign against the sexual assault and harassment of women. In the light of fresh public awareness of the issue, many opera-goers are uncomfortable with the tendency for plots to end with the brutal death of a woman.Although it is common for women to play in so-called ‘trouser roles’, as male characters, the role of women in opera and gender imbalances in casting have long been the subject of controversy. A recent performance of Bizet’s Carmen in Florence replaced the death of the female lead with her murder of a jealous man, reversing the traditional ending. The reworking of the plot was intended to stage a “current Bizet”, which had a message of ‘anti-femicide’, the opera company said.Jonas Kaufmann is a world-class tenor singer, and has been cast in some of the most high-profile roles in the industry. He first performed at the New York Met in 2006, and has since been named as one of the world’s greatest living tenors.The #MeToo movement gained traction on social media last October, following a series of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, which he denies. Since then, women from a number of industries have come forward with their experiences of sexual assault and harassment.Kaufmann’s comments come after the opera world was dragged into the #MeToo campaign in December by the suspension of renowned conductor James Levine from the Met. Mr Levine was accused of the sexual assault of three teenage singers in the 1960s. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly April 1 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioAlaska’s Health Insurers Call Marketplace Enrollment Figures Disappointing Annie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageThe Obama administration announced today more than seven million Americans signed up for health insurance on government run marketplaces by Monday’s enrollment deadline. In Alaska, the final numbers aren’t in yet. The two insurers on the state’s federally run marketplace say the initial figures leave plenty of room for improvement.Feds Ask King Cove to Weigh In on Road Alternatives Lauren Rosenthanl, KUCB – UnalaskaA group of tribal and government officials from King Cove are back from a week of lobbying in Washington, D.C. – and they’ve come home with a new assignment.Panel Proposes More Education Money, Pension FixThe Associated PressThe House Finance Committee has proposed an increase in education funding of about $300 per-student over three years.Alaska Native Languages Bill Clears Final House Committee Casey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauA bill that would symbolically make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages is heading to the House floor for a vote.FDA Adds Alaska Salmon Testing To Radiation Monitoring Program Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAlaska fish are being tested for radiation contamination from Japan’s leaking Fukushima Nuclear energy plant. The plant was damaged during an earthquake 3 years ago and continues to releases radioactive water into the sea.Study: Forecasts For Summer Arctic Sea Ice Lack Reliability Emily Schwing, KUAC – FairbanksYear-to-year forecasts of summer Arctic Sea Ice extent aren’t reliable.  That’s according to a report out from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. A two-day workshop that started Today in Colorado will focus on ways to improve sea ice extent predictions.Study Says Melting Permafrost Emitting More Carbon Than Tundra Can Offset Anna Rose MacArthur, KNOM – NomeThe Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the globe. As temperatures increase, permafrost melts, releasing carbon dioxide, and the vegetation growing season lengthens, absorbing CO2. But a study being conducted by the Woods Hole Research Center and published in the journal Ecology, finds that the thawing permafrost emits more carbon dioxide than the tundra’s vegetation can offset.‘Fairbikes’ To Open In FairbanksDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA bike share business plans to start operating in Fairbanks this summer. “Fairbikes” owner Jennifer Eskridge previewed what’s planned for the North Star Borough assembly last week.Board to Review Proposal Limiting King Salmon Fishing to Federally Qualified Subsistence Users Ben Matheson, KNOM – NomeWith salmon fishing just a few short months away, the Federal Subsistence Board will consider a special action request to limit king salmon harvest in the Kuskokwim drainage to federally qualified subsistence users.April Fools: Balloons Are Future Of Brown Bear RelocationLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageResidents in Alaska’s largest city are distressed by the increasing human/bear encounters in Anchorage parks, along the coastal trail and area streams. In the lead up to salmon spawning in local waterways, an Anchorage biologist is working on a brown bear relocation program. Dr. Robert Bastic has developed a plan that will safely take bears away from the heavy population of Anchorage while also providing a unique tourism experience. The method? Hot air balloons.last_img read more

2 of a family killed in road crash

first_imgA woman and her mother-in-law were killed in a collision between a motorcycle and human hauler in Devgram of Kotalipara in Gopalganj on Friday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Mansura Begum, 20, wife of a certain Nayeem Mollah and her mother-in-law Murshida Begum, 55, from Bhuturia village in Mollahat upazila of Bagerhat district.Md Kamrul Faruk, officer-in-charge of Kotalipara police station, said Nayeem along with his wife and mother was going to his father-in-law’s house in Bagerhat.The accident took place when a human hauler collided with the motorbike they were riding around 11:30am, leaving the two dead on the spot and Nayeem critically injured.Police sent the bodies to Gopalganj General Hospital morgue for autopsy while Nayeem was taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital for treatment, the OC added.last_img read more

Motherly affection can combat depression in kids

first_imgA depressed mother’s stress can pass on to infant before his or her life begins in many ways. But according to a new study, parenting strategies can combat the negative impacts of maternal depression on an infant.Stress can pass through the placenta to negatively impact the foetus in ways that manifest after birth such as birth weight, brain development and increased susceptibility to various ailments, said lead author Elisabeth Conradt from University of Utah in the US in a study. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting'”We were curious about whether maternal behaviour could ‘buffer’ the child against the effects of maternal depression, and if this buffering could be observed at the level of the infant’s epigenome,” Conradt added in the study published in Child Development.This study is the first to demonstrate that certain forms of maternal care-giving can have such an effect.The team worked with 128 infants of women with self-reported symptoms of depression and obtained DNA from the infants through cheek swabs and cortisol – a hormone released in response to stress, levels from their saliva. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixEach infant participated in three two-minute face-to-face play episodes with their mothers. The first play episode required normal play between mother and infant, the second episode required that the mothers be unresponsive to their infants and the third episode was a reunion episode where mothers were allowed to interact again.Maternal sensitivity, recorded every 30 seconds, was assessed using four scales.Greater levels of maternal sensitivity were related to lower levels of cortisol, the study found.”Many mothers struggle with depression but interact quite sensitively with their infants. In these instances, the mother may be ‘turning on’ certain genes that we think allow infants to manage stress in adaptive ways,” Conradt stated.last_img read more

López Obrador greenlights work on new international airport at Santa Lucia

first_imgLópez Obrador said that this will be an example of how a rational, austere policy can be carried out within the framework of honesty and will mean a savings of 100 billion peso, which he says, will be invested in other places. Mexico City, Mexico — The President of Mexico has given the green light to begin work on the future International Airport General Felipe Angeles, in the Military Air Base of Santa Lucia. “We were going to spend the next three years building the new airport,” he said, explaining that this project will be more efficient than the Lake Texcoco (NAIM) airport project whose cost was estimated at 300 billion peso with an estimated completion date of 2024. Once finished, López Obrador’s airport project at the Military Air Base of Santa Lucia will be a mixed military-civil airport, replacing the canceled international airport project of former president, Enrique Peña Nieto. It is projected to be operational for 2021.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Compliance Risk Management Vet Joins CrossCheck Compliance

first_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-08-26 Tory Barringer in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Loretta Kirkwood, an executive with experience in regulatory compliance and risk management, has taken a managing director role at “”CrossCheck Compliance, LLC””:, the Chicago-based company announced.[IMAGE]In her position, Kirkwood–an expert an bank regulation, operations, and technology–will expand CrossCheck’s regulatory consulting practice in fair and responsible lending. She will also consult with clients on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) readiness, the Home [COLUMN_BREAK]Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).””We are very pleased to have Loretta join our management team,”” said CrossCheck president and CEO James Jorgensen. “”With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and a formidable background in fair and responsible lending policies and procedures, Loretta is the perfect fit for CrossCheck, which serves as a trust advisor to our clients in this practice area.””Kirkwood joins CrossCheck from BancSolutions LLC and has worked for several consulting and software firms in the past. In addition, she works directly with regulators and other enforcement agencies to develop corrective action plans for better risk management practices at banks and mortgage companies.””I work with banks and mortgage companies every day, and we help them understand and navigate the increasingly complex world of regulatory compliance,”” Kirkwood said. “”I am delighted to become part of this well-respected and collaborative team of compliance specialists.””center_img August 26, 2013 429 Views New,Compliance, Risk Management Vet Joins CrossCheck Compliancelast_img read more

When youre struggling thats what people are go

first_img“When you’re struggling, that’s what people are going to remember first,” Warner said for the reason behind Whisenhunt’s firing, amongst others across the league. “That’s obviously why he (Whisenhunt) doesn’t have a job here in Arizona.”While the firing was rightfully earned in Warner’s eyes, he says it doesn’t deplete the value of Whisenhunt’s stock. “Look what coach Whisenhunt did here with this organization. No success for however long, he comes in, turns it around, wins a couple division championships, goes to the Super Bowl,” Warner said. “(He) did some amazing things that nobody has really done here before. That to me is why you have to give a strong look to somebody like Coach Whisenhunt.” Outside of Whisenhunt and the Cardinals, the other six head coaching vacancies came due to lackluster performances throughout — or to close out — the season. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories On Tuesday afternoon, NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner joined Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf to discuss his former team and the changes it has made.Warner — being the player and man that he is — had strong feelings towards the hiring of Steve Keim and firing of his former coach, Ken Whisenhunt.He understood the due process of head coaching positions in the NFL, and knew the reasoning behind the Cardinals’ immediate actions after a second 5-11 season in three years.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Reckless driver jailed for 18 months

first_imgA 56-year-old man was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison by the Paphos district court after being found guilty of causing a fatal road accident in 2015 that claimed the life of a 47-year-old man from Limassol.The man was found guilty of causing death due to reckless behaviour.The accident occurred in August 2015 when the lorry driven by the 56-year-old on the Limassol to Paphos motorway crashed into the back of a car with two passengers aged, 47 and 48, which was parked in the road shoulder. Both cars caught fire from the collision.After the fire service put out the blaze, 47-year-old Polykarpos Vlachos was found dead in the car, while the  48-year-old driver was taken to hospital.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Final eightday remand for suspected serial killer

first_imgThe Nicosia district court on Wednesday approved a sixth and final remand of eight days for 35-year-old suspected serial killer Nicos Metaxas, allowing police to complete the collection of statements and to assess additional locations and telecommunications data.Reading out a written statement to the court, police investigator Ioannis Yiorkadjis mapped out the details of the case involving the serial killings of seven people, five women and two girls.The case began unravelling on April 14 when the first body, that of 30-year-old Mary Rose Tiburcio from the Philippines was found in a mine shaft in Mitsero. The suspect’s confession to seven total victims, of which five bodies have so far been found, had justified the renewal of his remand in police custody which had by Tuesday extended for 40 days.Yorkadjis requested from the court a final remand of eight days to allow police to complete investigations before the suspect is charged next Thursday with the alleged crimes of murders, kidnapping, abduction, rape, indecent assault, attempting to destroy evidence and obstruction of justice among others.So far, police have collected 620 statements and another 20 were expected to help complete the case file, Yiorkadjis said.He added that scientific examination on 453 items of evidence are also expected to shed light on the case, as will results from tests on three vehicles belonging to the suspect.Forensic examinations are also ongoing to officially identify some of the victims as they were all badly decomposed.Yiorkadjis noted that police will also be examining four locations in Nicosia, and are awaiting approval of several pending requests for the disclosure of telecommunications data.Metaxas, who appeared before the court under tight security wearing a bullet-proof vest and once again without a lawyer, did not object to his further remand.Meanwhile searches are ongoing at the red lake for the third suitcase, believed to contain the body of Maricar Valdez Arguiola, 30, and at Memi lake in Xyliatos for the remains of Sierra Graze, a six-year-old girl and daughter of the first victim who was found on April 14.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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