Commission Unveils Champions for the Workplace

first_imgHUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION–Commission Unveils Champions for theWorkplace The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is challenging businessleaders to become champions for human rights in their workplaces. Almost 50 hospitality industry executives gathered today, Jan.14, at Halifax’s World Trade and Convention Centre to learn howrespect for diversity and for human rights can improve theircorporate bottom lines and promote healthy workplaces foremployees. “Ensuring that workplaces are indeed healthy environments foremployees is in keeping with our government’s goal of making NovaScotia the best place in Canada to live, work and raise afamily,” said Michael Baker, Minister responsible for the HumanRights Act. Mayann Francis, CEO of the commission, told the business leadersthat the session is part of a new “Champions for the Workplace”theme. She said the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is askingmembers of the business community to promote respect for humanrights and diversity in their workplaces as part of an effort tocreate a healthy working environment for their employees. “Increased awareness and dialogue among Nova Scotians isimportant if a commitment to human rights is to be shared byevery citizen of our province,” she said. “This morning is afirst for the commission. It is the first time we have held abreakfast meeting targeting the business community.” Marguerite Cassin, of Dalhousie University’s School of Business,said there is a direct connection between a business’s ability tocreate a healthy workplace and its success. “It’s aboutrelationships and how well you understand the needs of employeesto be valued and feel safe in their places of work.” Service industries like the hospitality sector provide 78 percent of the jobs created in Nova Scotia, said Dr. Cassin. “Thatmeans the health of your workplaces is of major pubic interest. It not only matters to you, it matters to all Nova Scotians.” Fred MacGillivray, president and CEO of Trade Centre Limited, wasnamed the N.S. Human Rights Commission’s first champion for theworkplace. “I’m here today to share with you our experiences at Trade CentreLimited in creating a healthy workplace,” said Mr. MacGillivray. He told the audience that respect for human rights must be partof the regular business planning process. “When I arrived atTrade Centre Limited, for example, I set about making humanresources an integral part of the planning and decision-makingprocess by including them on the executive team,” Mr.MacGillivray said. “Today’s successful organizations openly embrace and accommodateemployee differences and human rights to ensure continuedsuccess,” Mr. MacGillivray told participants. The commission is looking for more human rights champions inprovincial workplaces. Champions will be asked to host abreakfast meeting for industry colleagues to encourage dialogueand discussion about the role of human rights in creating healthyworkplaces. “We want to discuss mutual ways that we can stimulate the economyof Nova Scotia through healthy workplaces, co-operation, respectand innovation,” Ms. Francis told the audience today. “I hope oneof you will take the challenge to be our next champion.” As part of its mandate, the commission delivers public educationand training programs to help businesses and community groupswith policy development and recruitment practices that open upemployment opportunities for all Nova Scotians, particularlygroups that have traditionally been disadvantaged.last_img read more

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International Rescue Committee To Host 5th Annual GenR Summer Party

first_imgThe International Rescue Committee’s young professional group, GenR, will host their 5th Annual summer party this week.GenR, short for Generation Rescue, is a group of young and influential humanitarian who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to help people affected by crisis to survive and rebuild their lives.Among those to attend are Brad Raider (actor), Chef KPE, Chuck Close (artist), Eve Xanthopoulos (model) and more.Event sponsors include: Capital One 360, CBRE, BBDO, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Bacardi, David Burke Group, Candoni Italy, Heineken, Polvaro Tenuta, Suja, Whole Foods & Threads for Thought..WHERE: David Burke Garden at The James Hotel 23 Grand Street, SOHOWHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 6:30 PM Arrivals BeginThe International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 25 U.S. cities. Learn more at Rescue.org.last_img read more

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UN health agency chief puts Southern Hemisphere on alert for AH1N1 virus

22 May 2009Health authorities around the world need to be vigilant as the influenza A(H1N1) virus meets seasonal flu viruses flowing through the yet unaffected Southern Hemisphere, warned the head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today. Health authorities around the world need to be vigilant as the influenza A(H1N1) virus meets seasonal flu viruses flowing through the yet unaffected Southern Hemisphere, warned the head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today.“The current winter season gives influenza viruses an opportunity to inter-mingle and possibly exchange their genetic material in unpredictable ways,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in her closing remarks to the World Health Assembly in Geneva.One month after the outbreak of the new flu strain, WHO expects it to continue spreading to new countries and within nations already affected over the coming weeks, said Dr. Chan.According to WHO, as of this morning, some 42 countries had reported 11,168 laboratory confirmed cases of the infection, including 86 deaths.However, Dr. Chan noted that the pandemic alert level remains at Phase 5 – on a six-point warning scale – meaning that sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus on a community level is mostly restricted to a single geographic region, in this case North America.During the high-level consultation on pandemic influenza, several delegations called on WHO to consider criteria other than geographical spread when evaluating the phases of influenza pandemic alert.Dr. Chan stressed that up to now, the new virus has largely circulated in the Northern Hemisphere, where epidemics of seasonal influenza should be winding down.“We need to watch the behaviour of A(H1N1) very carefully as it encounters other influenza viruses circulating during the winter season in the Southern Hemisphere,” she said. “The current winter season gives influenza viruses an opportunity to inter-mingle and possibly exchange their genetic material in unpredictable ways.”Although WHO does not predict a dramatic jump of severe or fatal infections, Dr. Chan warned that countries where the virus is already widespread should expect to see more cases of this type of infection.“But countries, especially in the developing world, where populations are most vulnerable, should prepare to see more than the present small number of severe cases, which are being picked up under the best detection and testing conditions possible.”The week-long session of the World Health Assembly, which gathered officials from the 193 WHO member countries, wrapped up today with the adoption of 15 resolutions on a variety of global health issues, including primary health care, the prevention and control of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, public health, innovation and intellectual property and pandemic influenza preparedness. read more

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UN partners with International Judo Federation to promote positive social change

“Judo teaches many of the fundamental values for succeeding in life such as respect for your counterpart and respect of the rules. These are all essential lessons of life, in particular for societies that have been or are in conflict,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, who signed the two-year partnership agreement on behalf of the United Nations.“I am glad that today we can formalize the efficient collaboration we have had with the IJF over the past years and I look forward to more meaningful projects together,” he added.The cooperation between the UN and IJF will mainly be carried out through the Judo for Peace Commission, as well as through the IJF’s involvement in the Youth Leadership Camps of the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP).So far, the IJF has contributed to all three of the camps organized in 2012 by UNOSDP in Qatar, Germany and Switzerland. Each time, an IJF instructor was present to teach the young participants how to use judo for conflict prevention and management purposes, UNOSDP stated in a news release.Reciprocally, Mr. Lemke and UNOSDP have also contributed to IJF projects and participated in several ‘Judo for Peace’ seminars, where the main topics were judo as an educational tool in peacebuilding activities and the promotion of human rights.“The United Nations has long recognized the key role that sport federations can play in contributing to human progress and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” Mr. Lemke added, referring to the eight anti-poverty targets including which have a 2015 deadline.The eight goals, agreed on by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’ read more

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UN rights expert welcomes US decision to lift most unilateral sanctions on

“By lifting sanctions on Sudan, after adopting similar decisions on Cuba and Iran, President Obama will be remembered as a leader who listened to the international community and stakeholders, in particular the poor and the wretched who were the unintended main victims of such measures,” said Special Rapporteur on human rights and international sanctions, Idriss Jazairy, in a press release. Since visiting the country in 2015, Mr Jazairy, who has reported extensively on the negative impact of the sanctions, noted that President Obama’s decision acknowledged the fact that the Government of Sudan has adopted positives actions over the past six months. “I urge the Sudanese authorities to intensify their efforts to enhance peace and stabilization efforts and uphold human rights,” he said. “The decision by the Obama administration to revoke sanctions, is in line with the recommendation I made in my 2016 report to the Human Rights Council,” the Special Rapporteur emphasized. In his report, Mr. Jazairy had warned that imposing unilateral coercive measures (UCMs) on Sudan would “restrict trade and investment in the country, which in turn forces the population to face enormous challenges to their enjoyment of human rights.” The UN rights expert cautioned that such measures significantly affected the right to health and an adequate standard of living, the right to food, the right to education and the right to development in the country. He also deplored that exemptions to the sanctions regime were largely ineffective “when financial transactions with the banking system in the Sudan are prohibited.” In his report, Mr. Jazairy had made a number of recommendations to mitigate the impact of sanctions, including exceptions or waivers regarding trade in agricultural products and certain life-saving drugs, and called for the progressive lifting of prohibitions on remittance transfers from abroad, starting with imports recognized to be crucial to ensure basic human rights. Finally, the expert said he was satisfied that his recommendation for a mechanism between the UN and Sudan to procure life-saving medicines had been implemented – with US approval under the auspices of the UN Office in Khartoum, in cooperation with the Sudanese Ministry of Health in March 2016. Independent experts and Special Rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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Centre for the Arts announces its final season lineup

Barenaked Ladies’ singer Steven Page is one of the performers scheduled for the Centre for the Arts’ final season. The final HOT TICKET season at the Centre for the Arts, Brock University will feature Canadian legends, Centre favourites, Niagara debuts from world-renowned artists and a few new faces. In the fall of 2015, Centre for the Arts will be making the move from Brock University to the new downtown St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre.In addition to the acts announced in March – Randy Bachman, Jim Cuddy, Lighthouse, Stuart McLean, Steven Page – the full 2014-15 line-up will feature Canadian icon Jann Arden, Manteca, Classic Albums Live, Famous People Players, Art of Time Ensemble with Madeleine Peyroux, Jill Barber, Mo Kenney, Matt Dusk and many more.Tickets go on sale to HOT TICKET members only May 15 and to the public Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. The public is encouraged to get on board early and become a member now, as many shows are expected to sell out to members over the summer months.HOT TICKET memberships are now available and members will have access to early ticket ordering for the 2014-15 season. Renewing members will also be given priority for ticket and memberships at the downtown St. Catharines Performing Arts CentreGold memberships are $60 +HST, and platinum memberships are $100 +HST. Members are entitled to discounted tickets, the opportunity to buy their tickets before they go on sale to the public and to “Bring-a-Friend” for free to select performances, discounts at partnering businesses and restaurants, and much more.To purchase a 2014-15 HOT TICKET membership or for a listing of events, contact the box office at 905-688-5550 x3257 or purchase online. read more

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Rastko Stojković until 2015 in Vive Targi Kielce

← Previous Story EHF EURO 2010: Denmark and Romania in the fight for medals Next Story → DHB Cup (Last 16): Fuchse Berlin “kick out” HSV! Rastko StojkovicVive Targi Kielce One of the best scorers of the EHF Champions League, Rastko Stojković (29) prolonged his contract with Polish champion, Vive Targi Kielce until 2015.  Serbian national playef found happiness in Poland, where he came at summer 2009.– I see no reasons why I would have to move out of here. I feel here in Kielce great, developed as a player with a lot of experience. My family feels very well here. The club is very well organized with many wonderful people around. The team has a fabulous atmosphere “- says the Rastko Stojkovic, who came from German Nordhorn.

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368 episodes later Kakashis face revealed in Naruto Shippuden

first_imgThe original unsolved mystery of the Naruto series is Kakashi-sensei’s face.Always donning his face-covering mask, the purpose of which is still unknown to fans, the secret that is the lower-half of his head was explored way back in episode 101, when Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura decided that they must figure out what their teacher’s face really looked like under that mask.Some of Naruto’s theories were that he was secretly ugly under there, suggesting that he perhaps had cod roe lips or buck teeth.Despite Team 7’s hilarious efforts throughout that episode, all that Kakashi reveals is that under his mask is… ANOTHER MASK.With a collective sigh, Kakashi fans had all but given up on seeing what was under there. However, fans were pleasantly surprised last week when a filler episode aired for Naruto Shippuden that brought the mystery to an end!WARNING: SPOILER COUNTRY AHEAD!Episode 469 (that’s right: 368 episodes between the first mention of it and the actual reveal!) shows Naruto ever curious about seeing Kakashi’s face, and although Sakura and Sasuke dismiss the idea as played out, an unfamiliar ninja by the name of Sukae shows up to suggest searching the ninja registration records for a photo of Kakashi’s full face. Sukae says he’ll help them, in return for the big scoop he’ll get if he’s able to publish it in the media.They manage to break into the secret document storage area, and are about to reveal the photo of Kakashi, when they are discovered by the ANBU security guards and are forced to admit defeat.As a backup plan, Sukae suggests trying to photograph Kakashi as he’s about to eat. Predictably, this goes awry when they take a look at the photos, and it shows only a bird flying in the way, followed by Kiba’s dog Akamaru leaping across Kakashi’s face moments later.Sasuke laments, “I feel like some kind of divine force is at work here.”In a last ditch attempt, Team 7 gathers the rest of their ninja-in-training friends to join them in an elaborate scheme involving everyone’s ninja abilities. Predictably, this also fails, as it’s revealed that Kakashi was impersonating photographer Sukae all along, messing with his students in order to help them bond.Although Naruto and his friends don’t get to see Kakashi’s face, fans get to see the full glory of his bishounen looks as he removes his disguise. I mean, of course he’s going to be pretty, right? It looks like his scar does go down all the way onto his cheek, and he also sports a mole on his chin.We even get a little bonus scene where Kakashi is in his full ninja garb and about to put his mask back on.Naruto author Masashi Kishimoto, had only once briefly revealed Kakashi’s face in the form of a manga sketch that was included in a booklet given away at the Naruto art exhibition held in Japan last April.What are your thoughts? Everything you wanted and more? A little too long on the reveal? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

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There Is No Such Thing As Normal Brain Functionality

first_img Study: Teen Tech Time Not to Blame For Poor Mental HealthNew Pinterest Tools Help Calm Anxiety, Reduce Stress Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret: All the best people are.Even Alice—lost in a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures—was woke to clinical neuroscience.A new study from Yale University suggests there is no “normal” when it comes to brain functioning.Let’s face it: Everyone’s a little weird. Because we perceive psychological disorders on a continuum, though, it’s easy to worry when our thoughts and emotions don’t match the idealized notion of health.But, it turns out, that’s a good thing.“There’s a level of variability in every one of our behaviors,” Yale clinical psychologist Avram Holmes said in a statement. “Any behavior is neither solely negative or solely positive. There are potential benefits for both, depending on the context you’re placed in.”Is your best friend something of a daredevil, a thrill-seeker, someone willing to take risks in order to have new and exciting experiences? Increased sensation seeking—rooted in our forager ancestors—is often associated with negative consequences: substance abuse, criminality, risky sexual behavior, and physical injury.“But if you flip it on its head and look at potential positive outcomes, those same individuals may also thrive in complex and bustling environments where it’s appropriate for them to take risks and seek thrills,” according to Holmes.The same is apparently true for anxiety (phew!).“You might be more inhibited in social situations and you may find it harder to build friendships,” Holmes explained. “However, that same anxiety, if you think of it in a workplace setting, is what motivates you to prepare for a big presentation. If you’re in school, that’s the same anxiety that motivates you to study for an exam.”A paper published this week in Trends in Cognitive Sciences begs the question, though, that if variation is normal, what is abnormal?These fluctuations, though healthy and adaptive, can complicate attempts to identify standardized markers of pathology. The usual approach—break down a disorder, find an associated genetic marker or biological process, look for it in the general population—no longer does the job.“What we want to try to do is build multivariate approaches that consider multiple domains of human behavior simultaneously,” Holmes said. “To see if we can boost our power in predicting eventual outcomes for folks.”The good news is, you’re probably not crazy. (At least not compared to everyone else.) And even if you are, you’re helping to balance the world.“We’re all striving towards some artificial, archetypal ideal, whether it’s physical appearance or youthfulness or intelligence or personality,” the clinical psychologist added. “But we need to recognize the importance of variability, both in ourselves and in the people around us. Because it does serve an adaptive purpose in our lives.”last_img read more

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Financial impact of the border closing

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter Posted: November 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- According to the Union-Tribune, San Ysidro shop owners lost an estimated 5.3 million dollars in sales due to the temporary shutdown.KUSI contributor and AM 760 radio host Mark Larson talks to KUSI about the economic impact. Financial impact of the border closing November 28, 2018last_img read more

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Soy Growers Urge TPA Action Before End of Year

first_imgASA and the Trade Benefits America (TBA) Coalition sent a letter this week urging passage of the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation this year. The letter, addressed to congressional leadership, stated action on TPA is needed to help ensure high-standard outcomes in the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which the United States and 11 other Asia-Pacific countries are striving to complete. The groups said it is vital for the United States to implement high-standard trade agreements as soon as possible to help expand U.S. commerce with other countries.“TPA is particularly important now, given ongoing efforts to close the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and the Administration’s goal of then seeking its Congressional approval this year,” groups state in the letter. “TPA is also critical to advancing the broader U.S. trade agenda, including the ongoing talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement, and an agreement to eliminate tariffs on environmental goods. These initiatives hold tremendous potential to open new markets for U.S. companies, farmers and workers and support growth and jobs. With 95 percent of potential customers outside the United States and more than one in five American jobs supported by trade, we need to seize the opportunities they present.”Click here to read entire letter.last_img read more

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Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club staff to receive up to 20

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion Football Club is to award its 1,080 permanent and match-day staff bonuses of up to 20%.The club’s 280 permanent staff and 800 match-day employees will all be awarded a guaranteed 10% bonus in recognition of employees’ support and hard work that helped the Brighton and Hove Albion football team get promoted from the Championship into the Premier League.Permanent employees can also gain an additional 10% bonus based on performance, taking the total bonus available up to 20% for some staff.The bonus payments will be delivered with employee pay in May and July.The bonus scheme, which was introduced in August 2015 for the start of the 2015-2016 football season, was designed to unite and motivate staff in support of the club’s players and their bid to gain promotion to the Premier League.The bonus scheme is part of a wider motivation strategy, created to drive high performance across the club. The strategy includes providing free food for staff to enable them to maintain good health and perform at a higher level, whatever their job role.The club is also looking to offer wellbeing initiatives to support this strategy in the future, such as meditation classes, health weeks, and campaigns to encourage staff to increase their physical activity levels.Rose Read, head of HR at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, said: “Everybody across the club and [Albion in the Community], our charity, are immensely proud of what the club has achieved. Our staff right across the club worked incredibly hard last season and it was devastating to miss out on promotion by a whisker. However, the next day after losing out in the play-offs, I came into the office and the drive and determination of the staff to come back this season and go for it again was absolutely overwhelming.“Right across the club, we couldn’t wait for the fixture list to come out so we could go for promotion again. There is no greater motivation than that and it set the tone for the 2017-18 season. One of our values is ‘aim high, never give up’ and I can’t think of a better example than the way our staff have performed this year”.last_img read more

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Bumblebee director on replacing Michael Bay I couldnt go bigger

first_imgIt must be tough to direct your first live-action film with Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay looking over your shoulder. But for Travis Knight, director of Transformers spin-off Bumblebee, those two singular filmmakers weren’t just the movie’s producers, they provided the touchstones that inspired the film.”ET was my spirit animal in this movie”, explained Knight as I sat down with him in London to discuss Bumblebee. “I saw it when I was around 8 years old with my mom in a darkened theater and I was a big, blubbery mess at the end of it … On some levels Steven’s films from that era are responsible for me becoming a filmmaker.”And it shows: Not only is Bumblebee set in the 1980s, but the spirit of ’80s movies like ET and Short Circuit shine through in the adorable adventures of a girl and her robot buddy. CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  Now playing: Watch this: 1:34 Share your voice 2019 movies to geek out over TV and Movies Knight’s previous filmmaking experience was as an animator, directing the stunning stop-motion film Kubo and the Two Strings.”Stop motion is probably the subset of animation that’s closest to live-action,” he says, “in the sense you’re physically shooting these things with real lights and real cameras, and there’s props and sets and costumes and hair.”But there were still plenty of new things to learn on this, his first live-action film.”A lot of times I was flying by the seat of my pants,” he says, laughing.Knight brought what he called “an animator’s discipline and planning” to the film, mapping out each sequence in detail.”I do believe in the adage that the trimmer the vessel, the more it can carry,” he says. “Animation is very organized and disciplined. You can’t shoot coverage, you can’t play around. But in live-action, you can play around, and sometimes you’ll create little magical moments.” Enlarge ImageJohn Cena provides several comic highlights in Bumblebee. Jaimie Trueblood He particularly enjoyed John Cena’s ability to improvise in the role of a burly secret agent pursuing Bumblebee.”John’s like a one-man ad-lib factory. We would do the scenes, and then we get to the end of the scene, I’m like, ‘All right, John, now let’s play a little bit,’ and he would always do something really unexpected. He’s just a very, very clever, funny man.”Eye candyA major criticism of Bay’s past Transformers movies is the fast-paced computer-generated action, an assault on the senses that’s often hard to follow. While it has plenty of action, Bumblebee tones down the CG carnage. But Knight insists this shouldn’t be seen as a criticism of Bay’s style.”It wasn’t in any way addressing any feedback from the fans,” he says. “It was just a story I wanted to tell. That last one [Transformers: The Last Knight] is one of the biggest movies I’ve ever seen — and I couldn’t go bigger than that. So let’s go the other way, let’s focus in on a small corner of this canvas and really get to know one of these characters. Let’s balance the emotions with the explosions … The core relationship mattered to me more than anything else. And if that didn’t work, none of the other stuff matters. It’s just bombast. It’s just eye candy.”Mixing the spectacular, visual effects-driven action with a character-led story was “a high-wire act”, but Knight credits writer Christina Hodson for striking the right balance.”She’s gained something of a reputation in Hollywood as this kinda badass chick writer with these cool, action movies,” he says, “When you talk to her, the films that she always references are cool action movies like T2 … But when I sat down and talked to her about the film and my vision of it, I realized very quickly she has a big soft gooey heart just like I do.”Knight’s next big project is 2019’s Missing Link, a new stop-motion adventure from his animation studio Laika. As for where the Transformers movies go next, Knight is sanguine.”It’s hard to say. I think at this point, candidly, they’re probably just waiting to see how people react to [Bumblebee]. If people vote with their wallets for these kinds of Transformer movies, then they’ll get these kinds of Transformer movies.”Bumblebee opens in Australia on Dec. 20, in the US on Dec. 21 and in the UK on Dec. 24. Spielberg was a producer on Bumblebee, as was Michael Bay — the man who resurrected Transformers by directing all five previous movies in the series.”From a director’s perspective he was a dream producer,” Knight says of Bay. “We sat down early on and it was great for me, director to director, to pick his brain, to get a sense of his philosophy on the Transformers. He was really respectful and recognized this was someone else’s movie, my take on these characters, and the best thing that he could do was to support me and protect me. He let me do my thing, and I’m really appreciative of it.”Bay gave Knight one memorable piece of advice for working on a mega-budget franchise movie surrounded by people from the studio, the toy company and elsewhere all pulling a director in different directions.”He said the one thing you have to do is protect the movie,” Knight remembers. “That was advice Jerry Bruckheimer gave him, and he passed it on to me — remember the movie you intended to make and protect it.”  I do believe in the adage that the trimmer the vessel, the more it can carry. Travis Knight, Bumblebee director Post a comment 0 Tags 77 Photos Filmmakers Bumblebee transforms from action-packed to adorablelast_img read more

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Electrician fined for riding without helmet cuts power supply

first_imgFerozabad: It is rare for police to get a taste of their own medicine but in Uttar Pradesh it has happened and a ‘power’ man made it happen. In Ferozabad district on Wednesday when a lineman was issued a challan of Rs 500 for violating traffic norms by not wearing a helmet, he was fined. Srinivas, the electrician, was returning to a power station when Sub Inspector Ramesh Chandra intercepted him and imposed a fine. In a tit for tat, Srinivas promptly cut the power supply of the Line Par Police Station in Ferozabad. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us The policeman and his associates reportedly began explaining to the electrician why he was being fined and how he, not wearing helmet, had violated of traffic rules. Srinivas returned the favour and explained to them how a penalty could be imposed on them for not clearing power bill dues on time. He even put the policemen in touch with his junior engineer who requested them to pardon Srinivas. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us However, the police personnel did not relent. An angry Srinivas paid the fine online and went on to ask his colleagues to dig up the records of the police station and find the amount due with Line Par Police Station. The records showed that the police station had not cleared their bills since January 2016, and the amount pending was a whopping Rs 6,62,463. Advertise With Us This gave the lineman a grand opportunity to avenge himself and so he snapped their power supply for about four hours. Commenting on the debt, Ranveer Singh, the sub-divisional officer of DVVNL (Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.), said that despite sending multiple reminders to the police station, they had not bothered to clear the dues. “In fact, they did not pay a single penny since 2016,” he said. Explaining why Srinivas and his colleagues were so furious after the challan was issued, the official said that they had not received their salary for four months. They reportedly told the policemen about their inability to shell out Rs 500. Even then, the police did not relent. However, after the power bill was generated, the policemen got in touch with DVVNL and requested to settle the dispute.last_img read more

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Try out Super Smash Bros Wii U in select Best Buy stores

first_imgLast year, Nintendo decided that they didn’t need no stinkin’ E3 presentation. Instead, the company loaded up discs with Mario Kart 8 $59.99 at Dell, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze $28.72 at Amazon, and Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD $39.95 at Amazon for everyone to try out in Best Buy locations all over the US. Nintendo worked hard to put the games in as many hands as possible, so players could see for themselves how great the titles were and maybe purchase a Wii U or two while they were at it. This year, Nintendo has decided to head back to the E3 stage to show off what is coming next, but that hasn’t stopped them from returning to Best Buy stores as well.Best Buy’s website currently has a special page dedicated to showing everyone the dates, times, and locations that Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros Wii U $59.99 at Dell will be available. Like last time, there will be two dates the games will be available, so if you’re not around on June 11, you can try on June 14.Best Buy’s policy was to have players sign in before the event started, and each user was allowed to play two matches before being asked to hand the Gamepad off to the next person in line. Unfortunately, none of the Best Buy stores have gotten the new Gamecube controller accessory for the Wii U yet, so it looks like everyone will be playing on Gamepads and Pro Controllers. Either way, this is the best method to get your hands on the game before it launches, so check the site and get ready to queue up at your local store.last_img read more

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How Many Gs Will the Hyperloop Pull in Its Next Test

first_imgIs this even possible? Let’s do some quick calculations. First, what is the speed of sound? I am assuming that Elon is referring to the speed of sound at sea level (and not speed of sound in a low pressure tube). In that case, a pretty standard value for the speed of sound would be about 340 m/s (760 mph). So half the speed of sound would be 170 m/s.This means the hyperloop vehicle has to get up to a speed of 170 m/s and then back to 0 m/s in just 1.2 km, or about three quarters of a mile. If the acceleration for increasing speed has the same magnitude during the slow down phase, then it would reach its maximum speed right in the middle—after 0.6 km.In order to calculate the required acceleration, let me start with the definition of acceleration in one dimension. It’s basically a measure of how fast the velocity changes. I can write that as:During the speed up phase, I know the change in velocity is from 0 to 170 m/s. However, I don’t know the change in time. But don’t worry, we can get this from the definition of the average velocity—which is a measure of the rate that the position changes (in one dimension). I know the change in position (0.6 km) and I also know the average velocity is going to be 85 m/s (0 m/s plus 170 m/s divided by two). That means the time to get up to speed has to be 7.06 seconds (and then another 7.06 seconds to stop). With this time, I can now calculate the acceleration to have a value of (170 m/s)/(7.06 s) = 24 m/s2. Is Elon Musk crazy or just awesome? This week, the serial CEO (Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink) posted on Twitter about yet another one of his ventures, the super fast tube-based transportation system called hyperloop. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/982826517443915776center_img Is that a reasonable acceleration? Well, it’s a little bit on the high side. Just consider this: If you took a bowling ball and dropped it off a building, it would accelerate downward with a value of 9.8 m/s2. This value is an important reference (also because of the way you feel on the surface of the Earth). We call this acceleration 1 “g”. That means the hyperloop would accelerate at 2.4 g’s.If you accelerated in your car as fast as possible, you would be lucky to get an acceleration of 1 g. Or if you took your vintage Space Shuttle for a launch, you might get 3 g’s or even higher, but not for very long.So, if I had to guess, then this hyperloop test is just that—a test. Although a human can withstand 2.4 g’s, there is no way a human could be expected to withstand that kind of acceleration while still playing on a smart phone or drinking a cocktail and eating peanuts.Update: 7:30 pm Eastern 4/10/18 This story originally calculated the acceleration of a hyperloop pod to the speed of sound, not half the speed of sound.last_img read more

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Tunisian minister resigns over govt dispute

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Abbou hails from the party of President Moncef Marzouki, who recently quarreled with the prime minister over his decision to extradite a high ranking Libyan official.Marzouki’s press counselor, Ayoub Messaoudi, and his economic adviser, Chawki Abid, have also resigned in recent days.Some party members oppose the alliance with the poweful Islamists.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The vital role family plays in society More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – A Tunisian minister is resigning in the latest sign of cracks in the nation’s coalition government.Mohammed Abbou, the minister of administrative reform, told The Associated Press he is quitting because wasn’t being given enough authority by the prime minister to fight corruption.Tunisia’s government unites the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party of Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali with two other leftist parties. Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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UN Lowest number of new weekly Ebola cases in West Africa

first_imgLONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola cases reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone last week dropped to 18, the lowest total this year.In an update published this week, the U.N. health agency said the situation was “encouraging” but noted officials are still unable to track exactly where the virus is spreading. In Guinea, five of the country’s nine new cases were detected only after the patients died; none had sought treatment in a hospital. In Sierra Leone, only two of the nine cases were identified as contacts of previous Ebola patients. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober In Liberia, the outbreak will be declared over on May 9 unless any new cases are announced.To date, WHO estimates Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people, the vast majority in West Africa.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homecenter_img Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health toolast_img read more

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Man arrested in connection with fake notes

first_imgPolice arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the circulation of counterfeit money in Nicosia on Sunday.The suspect, a resident of Nicosia, is allegedly involved in three cases of money laundering which happened in the Nicosia district between October 16 and November 15.He is also suspected to have committed another four offences in Limassol.On November 28 police said they were looking for the whereabouts of a man who allegedly purchased items from Limassol shops using counterfeit money.Police had received four reports that he purchased items of low value and paid in counterfeit €100 bills.He received change amounting in total to €257,86.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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