Haida Nation prepared to fight Enbridge pipeline

first_imgAPTN National NewsOpposition continues to grow in British Columbia against Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project.The Haida Nation is fiercely against the proposal which they belive could seriously threaten the environment if there was a spill.APTN National News reporter Tina House explains.last_img

How to Make Moroccan Chicken Pastilla

Rabat – Pastilla is a delicious and unique dish, a crispy pie that combines sweet and salty flavors, it is often served at weddings and celebrations but can be cooked for a special family dinner.The sweet-savoury meat stuffing is enveloped in a thin, crispy pastry called “warqa,” it can be bought in supermarkets as “feuilles de pastilla” or freshly made in the market. The same pastry is used for briwat. There are different forms of pastilla and the traditions vary from region to region. In coastal areas, for example, pastilla is more often made with seafood. Chicken and pigeon are also common fillings. Today we’re going to learn how to make my favorite – chicken and almond pastilla.  It can be quite tricky to get it right, but I promise it’s well worth the effort.Let’s start with the ingredients:2kg of chicken cut into pieces½ kg of onions, finely chopped2 cloves of garlic, minced1 tablespoon of chopped parsley½ tablespoon of chopped cilantro1 teaspoon of ginger powder1 teaspoon of  turmeric powder1 teaspoon of salt½ teaspoon of black pepper1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder2 tablespoon of brown sugarA large pinch of saffron threads1 tablespoon of salted butter¼ cup of oil½ kg warqa sheets (if you can’t get warqa, you can replace with filo pastry sheets.)To prepare the almonds you will need:500g boiled almonds – peeled – fried until  light golden and crushed3 tablespoons of caramelized, condensed milk1 tablespoon of  orange blossom sugar¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powderNow we’re ready to get started:In a large pot, put the chopped onions in oil and add chicken, salted butter, spices, and garlic. Stir and cook for a few minutes.Add water almost to the level of the chicken.Cover the pot and when it comes to the boil, lower the heat to medium and keep stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until the chicken pieces are cooked and the meat separates easily from the bones.When the chicken is cooked, remove the pieces to a plate. Add brown sugar and cinnamon cook the sauce still in the pan until the onion is caramelized.When the chicken is cold remove meat from bones and add into the pot to onion and mix well.In a bowl, mix the crushed almonds condensed milk, cinnamon, and orange blossom sugar.Grease the round mold with butter.On the bottom of the dish, place 7 sheets of pastilla well-greased with butter (butter side up), overlapping them like the petals of a flower and leaving the overflow to the outside edges of the dish (about half of the sheet inside the flat, the other half to the outside).Consolidate the bottom of the pastilla with 1 or 2 more sheets placed in the center of the mold.Put a layer of the almond mixture on the sheets using the back of a spoon to spread it perfectly.Put pieces of chicken and onions over the entire surface of the almonds in order to completely cover the mold.Add a layer of almonds on the top.Add another sheet of pastry on top then fold the layers of the pastilla pastry over the stuffing.Arrange 3 new sheets on top and overlap to close the pastilla firmly.Once the pastilla is closed, spread the yolk of an egg on the top.Using a small wooden stick, like a toothpick, put some small holes on the top of pastilla.Put the pastilla in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes (more or less depending on oven). The pastilla should be golden brown and crispy when cookedWhen it is baked, leave to rest (about 5 minutes) then Sprinkle icing sugar over the entire surface Just before serving, sprinkle icing sugar or the surface of pastilla and decorate it with cinnamon and crushed fried almonds. read more

Royal wedding guest list Who did Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invite

High profile guests arrived at Windsor castle for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.  The star-studded guest list provided appearances from Naomi Campbell, Demi Moore and Pixie Geldof. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also seen in Windsor again today; the couple were attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – which took place in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, the venue of their wedding. Celebrities made up the guest list, as well as senior members of the royal family and selected members of the public. 850 people will reportedly be in the chapel, with a further 1,200 expected in the ground; here is everything we know about the guests, from royal…

Ireland caps are the dream for Cardiff Blues star Robin Copeland

first_imgROBIN COPELAND HAS had to work hard to get to where he is, especially after letting his first shot at the big time slip away.Having been capped for Leinster through the age grade levels, his chance with the province’s academy was left untaken due to the combination of a focus on education, self-doubt and a lack of total commitment.The turnaround has been complete since. Having dropped off Leinster’s books, Copeland continued to excel in the AIL for St Mary’s to the extent that professional rugby was soon back in the realms of possibility. With a degree in his back pocket and nothing to lose, the Wexford man set off for Plymouth in 2010 and just over three years later is being mentioned as a possible Ireland international.Copeland was named man of the match after his Cardiff Blues team beat current champions Toulon in the Heineken Cup on Saturday, a game in which the 25-year-old demonstrated all of his best qualities. Powerful ball carrying, pure pace, intelligent passing skills and a relentless work rate were the facets of his performance that stood out.For Copeland and the Blues, it was a special day.“It’s a great result for everybody at the club; supporters, staff, players. I think everybody needed it really. It’s given us a big push and it’s probably the highlight of my career so far, to be honest. It was just a great day and a great result.”There was an early error for Copeland, as he knocked on an attempted quick-tap penalty, but the manner in which he responded to that mistake was hugely encouraging. He told that his pre-game focus had been on staying relaxed before the biggest match of his professional life.“I didn’t really want to think about it too much leading up to the game. I just stayed pretty relaxed and then just let the occasion build me up as the game went on. I think with the quick-tap, it was just a rush of blood to the head.Copeland in St Mary’s colours in the AIL back in 2010. ©INPHO/Donall Farmer.“I tried to go a little bit quickly and the pass from our scrum-half Lloyd Williams was kind of behind me, I was trying to catch up with myself and ended up messing it up a bit! But I just put it behind me quickly and tried to just get on with the rest of the game.”That is most certainly what happened as Copeland made a total of 10 carries for 49 metres, including one excellent counter-attacking line break when he went past Toulon lock Bakkies Botha as if he wasn’t there.In a statement that is symbolic of Copeland’s intention to keep improving as a player, he says he feels there are areas where he could have done better against Toulon.“I try to believe in my game as much as I can. I look back on the game and I suppose that I could have done a lot of things better. I think I always try to be critical of myself and say ‘Yeah, I played well but there are a few areas where I could have probably done a little bit better.’I think there’s definitely room for improvement in the performance and I’d like to try and do that.”Copeland’s path to the Heineken Cup has been less than typical with a season spent at Plymouth in the English championship in 2010/11 followed by another with the Rotherham Titans, where the 6ft 5ins back row scored a phenomenal 11 tries and was spotted by Cardiff.Last season was all about settling into new surroundings, growing into the No. 8 role that he is now beginning to master. Many of Copeland’s formative years were spent in the second row or at blindside flanker, but he feels he has finally found his favoured position.“I think so. I played a lot of second row for most of amateur career, when I was playing back in Ireland I was always there. I played a little bit at 6, but not really 8. The back row is always a very competitive place and I’ve grown into that role now.Copeland’s importance to the Blues has grown over the last two seasons. ©INPHO/Huw Evans.“I think I’m learning my trade there fairly well and I’m definitely getting a bit more confident with it every week. I think No. 8 is probably where I’ll stay now. I’m happy enough to play six, but I play my best rugby at eight.”His excellent form for the Blues in recent weeks has led to something of a clamour for Copeland to be included in the Ireland set-up for the forthcoming Ireland internationals, but it is still early days in that regard. However, the athletic No. 8 says that playing for his country is an ambition.That’s the dream I suppose at the moment. All I can do is just keep playing well here and try to make my performances speak for themselves really.”If he does continue to perform at this level and begin to push for international caps, then there will of course be the possibility of another chance with his home province. While Copeland stresses that he is happy in Cardiff and enjoying his status as a fans’ favourite there, the lure of Leinster will always exist.“Ireland is my home and I’d love to go back and play there some day, but I can’t really think too much about it at the moment. I’m just trying to keep my performances moving in the right direction.“I think it would be nice to go back home, but those kind of things are pretty much out of my control. I’m not going to stress over that, I’m happy being here and I like Cardiff.“I love the Blues and I get on very well with the boys here. I’ve got a good thing going and I’m happy enough here for now anyway.”Like rugby? Follow’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >Chris Henry extends Ulster contract for three more yearslast_img read more

Fire rages in Norway heritage village

first_imgA LARGE BLAZE has raged through a historic village in western Norway, destroying many of its famed 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses and forcing the evacuation of local residents, police said.The fire in the riverside village of Laerdalsoyri, some 200 kilometres northwest of Oslo, began in a house on Saturday evening.Fanned by strong winds, the blaze raged out of control overnight and it took firefighters until Sunday afternoon to extinguish it.Laerdalsoyri is located in the West Norwegian Fjords area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Police said 23 buildings including 16 homes were destroyed in the town, and hundreds of residents had to be evacuated.Local media said several buildings listed as historic monuments were affected.In all, 177 people were admitted to hospital for observation or treatment as a result of smoke inhalation. Two remain in hospital.“There were a lot of heroes in Laerdal that night,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.“I want to say a big thank you to all those who fought to bring the situation under control.”- © AFP, 2014Read: Incredible time lapse video of the Northern Lights>last_img read more

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

first_imgSource: centcom/YouTubeUS JETS ATTACKED jihadists who have besieged civilians on an Iraqi mountain for a week, as Britain and France this morning joined a desperate race to save them from starvation.Two days after Washington deployed its airforce over Iraq, a coordinated Western aid effort was shaping up to avert what US President Barack Obama warned could be an impending genocide.An attack by extremist Islamic State (IS) militants on the Sinjar region a week ago sent thousands — many of them from the Yazidi minority — scurrying into a nearby mountain.Most have since been stranded on Mount Sinjar in searing summer heat with little food and water. A Yazidi leader warned Saturday that they would not survive much longer.US forces “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked” near Sinjar, the US military said late Saturday. Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community arrive to the camp of Bajid Kandala at Feeshkhabour town near the Syria-Iraq border. Source: AP Photo/Khalid MohammedObama has said he was confident the US airforce could prevent IS fighters “from going up the mountain and slaughtering the people who are there” but added the next step of creating a safe passage was “logistically complicated”.US and Iraqi cargo planes have been air dropping food and water over Mount Sinjar, a barren 60-kilometre (35 miles) ridge that local legend holds as the final resting place of Noah’s Ark.Britain joined the effort overnight Saturday with its first air drop over Sinjar of food and water.“The world has been shocked by the plight of the Yazidi community,” said International Development Minister Justine Greening. Last night the RAF (Royal Air Force) successfully dropped lifesaving UK aid supplies, including clean water and filtration devices, on the mountain.Two RAF C-130 transport planes were deployed to the Sinjar region on SaturdayFrench Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also arrived in Iraq, where he is due to oversee the first delivery of French aid for displaced people in the Sinjar area.“The United States can’t just look away. That’s not who we are. We’re Americans. We act. We lead. And that’s what we’re going to do on that mountain,” Obama said Saturday. sident Barack Obama speaking on the South Lawn of the White House yesterday. Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisBut many civilians have been cowering in caves and are scattered across the range.Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of Iraq’s parliament, warned Saturday that anything short of a mass evacuation was unlikely to save all those who are stranded on the mountain.Several thousand of mainly Yazidi civilians have managed to flee the mountain but a majority, including the weakest among the displaced, remain trapped.An alliance of Kurdish fighters from Iraq, Syria and Turkey has escorted Yazidis and members of other minorities to safety but IS remains largely in control of the area.- © AFP, 2014Read: No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a “long-term project” >More: Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes >last_img read more

Gabe Newell confirms Valve will release a Steam games console

first_imgIt was in March that we first started talking about the potential for a Valve games console called the Steam Box. Back then the hardware was expected to be based on an Alienware X51, but several months on and nothing appeared. Instead, Valve hired a hardware person, distracted us with focusing on Steam for Linux, and introduced a Big Picture mode for playing PC games on your TV with a controller.Talk of a Steam Box is back though, and with good reason. Gabe Newell has confirmed during the 2012 Video Game Awards that Valve will be releasing its own hardware to run Steam as a competitor to existing games consoles.It looks as though Steam for Linux and Big Picture mode were both projects to open up Steam to a wider audience, but also to help make a Steam Box happen. Newell stated that Valve’s hardware will be a “very controlled environment,” which I take to mean it will be a PC running Linux, Steam’s Big Picture mode, and nothing else. Control will be through a dedicated game controller rather than a keyboard and mouse.But Newell also made it clear a Valve Steam Box isn’t going to be your only means of playing PC games on your TV using the service. You can build your own Steam Box, other vendors could also develop and offer their own versions of the hardware, and Steam on PC/Mac isn’t going away. Instead, Newell argues Steam across multiple devices just makes it more attractive to developers because it is unified and works everywhere, unlike the different games consoles where each has its own rules and guidelines to follow.As is typical of Valve, there’s no release date for an official Steam Box. It will be announced when it’s ready. However, Valve is also working on a new game engine, and I’d bet money any Steam Box launch would come after that engine is available and potentially alongside the launch of a high-profile game like Half Life 3. Could you think of a better title to launch a Steam Box with?More at Kotakulast_img read more

116yearold woman in Japan declared worlds oldest person

first_img By AFP A 116-YEAR-OLD Japanese woman who still enjoys studying maths and playing board games has been recognised as the world’s oldest person, the Guinness World Records said today.Kane Tanaka was born on 2 January 1903, the year when the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, according to Guinness.Tanaka’s recognition was celebrated at the nursing home where she lives in western Japan’s Fukuoka by city mayor Soichiro Takashima and other well-wishers.Asked what moment she was the most happy in life, she replied: “Now.”She married Hideo Tanaka in 1922, giving birth to four children and adopting a fifth.Kane normally wakes each morning at 6am and passes the afternoons by studying mathematics and practicing calligraphy.“One of Kane’s favourite pastimes is a game of Othello and she’s become an expert at the classic board game, often beating rest-home staff,” Guinness said.Japan has one of the world’s highest life expectancies and has been home to several people recognised as among the oldest humans to have ever lived.They include Jiroemon Kimura, the longest-living man on record, who died soon after his 116th birthday in June 2013.The oldest verified person ever — Jeanne Louise Calment of France — died in 1997 at the age of 122, according to Guinness.- © AFP 2019   Mar 9th 2019, 11:27 AM Image: Tatuto Kaneko/PA Images Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 11:27 AM Short URL Image: Tatuto Kaneko/PA Images Share145 Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 116-year-old woman in Japan declared world’s oldest person Kane Tanaka was born on 2 January 1903. 15 Comments 21,481 Views last_img read more

VIDEO Sheamus talks imminent return to WWE

first_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Facebook Google+ Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:52 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 Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Erick Rowan Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next John Cena WhatsApp Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Tom Cruises ankle gave Rebecca Ferguson baby-making time Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE posted the following video onto YouTube today of an interview with Sheamus after last night’s 1/19 WWE RAW, talking about his imminent return to in-ring action for WWE. Sheamus has been out with an injury since November. You can view the video below. WWE announces that Daniel Bryan has been cleared to return to in-ring action Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollinslast_img read more

Police seek suspects in 3 fireworks explosions

first_imgPORTLAND — Federal and local authorities want to know who set off fireworks at three different locations in Portland, damaging property and injuring one person.The incidents all happened on July 10. The first explosion involved fireworks thrown in to an intersection in North Portland.Next, fireworks were tossed into a Plaid Pantry convenience story and finally someone shot fireworks into a crowd of people eating at the 87th and Meatballs Restaurant.last_img

NewlyInstalled RBDF Rangers Encouraged to Stay Focused Make a Difference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Photo Captions: Photos/Vandyke HepburnNEW CADETS – Close to fifty new Cadets joined the ranks of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers during Installation ceremonies on Saturday morning on the grounds of the C.A. Smith Building. The Rangers Program assists young people in a variety of areas including youth development, youth leadership, technical, vocational and life skills.INSPECTING RECRUITS – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith, along with Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel inspect the guards during Installation ceremonies on Saturday morning.MINISTER’S AWARD – Tyrontel Bosfield was the recipient of the Minister’s Award during Installation ceremonies of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers.  At left is Commodore Tellis Bethel and at right is Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith.COMMODORE’S AWARD – Cherity Brown received the Commodore’s Academic Achievement Award.  Making the presentation were Commodore Tellis Bethel (left) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith (right). Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 14, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Carl Smith said the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers program has for many years been successful in producing well-rounded and disciplined citizens of The Bahamas, and that it has become a model of excellence for youth organizations. In his address, speaking on behalf the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames, at Saturday’s Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers Installation Ceremony at C.A. Smith Complex, Mr. Smith noted that youth development must be a priority for the growth and sustainability of a nation.“The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been involved in such development since 1995.  With the recent implementation of its strategic vision for youth development called ‘Operation Regeneration’,” said Mr. Smith,  “It is intended to transform the Rangers Program into the Rangers National Youth Service Program, with the hope of establishing the Rangers Leadership Academy.”PS Smith noted as a brief history of the program, it was first introduced at the Donald Davis Secondary School with the initial goal of redirecting the path of challenged male students towards the path of becoming more productive within their schools and communities.He pointed out that the Rangers Program has since grown to become a voluntary program that involves a cross-section of youths among five islands of The Bahamas. Its main goals are in the areas of youth development, youth leadership, technical skills, vocational skills and life skills, coupled with both military and maritime training.“The Rangers Program has consistently been able to produce well-rounded cadets who have been imbued with positive attitude towards self, their peers as well as law and order,” added Mr. Smith.“The Rangers Organization is extraordinary; its structure and value system is comparable to no other youth program in this country.   The program has included over a thousand participating students from twenty-two schools in New Providence and thirteen schools in the Family Islands.”  He told them they will find themselves in various professions, and “make up our communities, churches and eventually our military and law enforcement personnel.   I therefore encourage you to remain focused.   You have an enviable opportunity to make a difference in your schools, communities and your country.”Also attending Saturday’s Installation ceremony, and giving out awards for top recruits, was Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel.Press Release: BIScenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Melco named among HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia

first_imgMelco Resorts & Entertainment Limited has been named among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2019 in the hospitality sector for Hong Kong and Macau, the company has announced.Organized by HR Asia Magazine, this year’s awards received nominations from over 200 companies among 20 industries, with close to 10,000 employee survey participants. The accolade recognizes Melco’s performance in creating workplace excellence and career opportunities, positive work environment and culture, governance and ethics, and its commitment to people. RelatedPosts Melco announces sponsorship of Japanese football club Yokohama F-Marinos Load More “Melco places colleagues at the core of our corporate strategy and strives to be a company at which our colleagues choose to work and stay,” said Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho.“It has always been our fundamental belief that if we take care of our colleagues, they will take care of our guests. As a luxury premium brand, we will continue to build on our culture of excellence.  We are proud of our colleagues who are dedicated to the Melco brand and provide our guests with unparalleled service excellence.” Melco Resorts distances itself from Chairman’s father, Dr Stanley Ho, amid inquiry into Crown Resorts acquisition Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share optionslast_img read more

Manatee released into wild after rehab

first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Seaquarium released its first manatee after Hurricane Irma.The oceanarium released Lumi, a female manatee, back into Florida Waters, Wednesday.Lumi, which is short for Luminara, was found in a backyard earlier this year suffering severe trauma across her back.She was rescued and received special treatment over the last six months.“She did have to take some time to rehab and get the feeling back in her tail,” said animal care supervisor Jessica Schiffhauer. “Most of it is just making sure that they grow. As long as they’re eating and growing, they’re healing.”Lumi now weighs more than 1,100 pounds and is ready to go home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Troopers Issue High Volume Of Citations Over Busy Dipnet Weeekend

first_imgIn addition, a total of 50 people were cited for failing to record their catch, 10 for not having a fishing permit. Since the season opened July 10, troopers have issued at least 70 tickets for illegal personal use fishing on the Kenai, with fines ranging from $85 to $260. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As the Kenai River personal-use dipnet fishery closes in on its final week, the Alaska State Troopers saw a spike in dipnet violations over the busy weekend. In the last weekend alone, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers have issued around 25 citations for dipnet violations in the Kenai River personal-use sockeye salmon fishery. July 31 is the last day of the Kenai personal-use dipnet fishery.last_img

Walker abandons Juneau Access Road

first_imgThe end of the proposed Juneau Access Road. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh)On Thursday, Dec. 15, citing the state’s multi-billion dollar financial crisis, Gov. Bill Walker announced that the state is no longer backing construction of the Juneau Access Improvements Project.Listen NowThe extension has been a perennially divisive issue for Juneau, Haines and Skagway.For years, state transportation officials backed an extension of the road along Lynn Canal about 50 miles north, that would end at the Katzehin River. The plan called for a new ferry terminal there, which would provide short ferry rides to Haines, Skagway and the road system.Walker’s office said the decision does not preclude other transportation improvements in the northern Lynn Canal corridor.In a written statement, Walker acknowledged that many will be disappointed:“I am a builder by background and understand the importance of construction projects, but I am very concerned with our current multi-billion dollar fiscal crisis and must prioritize the need for fiscal resolution,” Walker said. “I’m grateful to the many great Alaskans who shared their knowledge and perspectives with me about this issue. I listened and learned from all of you. I flew the route and spoke with lots of folks equally divided on this project. I made this difficult decision after reviewing all litigation and all federal regulatory decisions on this project to date. Above all, I was reminded that Southeast Alaska communities are deeply interconnected, with or without roads, and I pledge to do what I can to support and strengthen those critical economic and social ties.”Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan is among the disappointed. The Democrat is especially concerned about the money already committed to the project.“So we have, you know, almost $40 million sitting here,” Egan said. “And, although the governor said he’d work to keep it here in the district, I’m worried about that. You know how the legislature works. But if we can use that money, there are 59 other legislators besides me that are gonna try to get a piece of the pie.”Walker committed to work with Juneau and the surrounding communities to put the money to its best use.Egan said the legislature could theoretically override the governor’s decision, though that’s unrealistic and the governor’s decision effectively kills the project for the next budget year.Emily Ferry is with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, which has fought versions of the project for decades.“It’s just good news to everyone to put it to a rest,” Ferry said. “I feel a little bit like the issue has held the region hostage, in a way. Particularly in terms of developing a marine highway system that is really functional, functional and reliable. It’s such an enormous sum of money that would be consumed by this project. And such a kind of huge variable as to whether it will go forward or not.”State officials estimated the project would cost $574 million.Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, a long-time Southeast resident, said it’s the right decision.Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch said the decision hurts the construction, fishing, tourism and mining industries.“Today’s announcement definitely feels like a body blow,” Koelsch said. “If there’s one thing all that Juneau agrees on, we need to make Juneau more accessible to the rest of Alaskans and a place that our working families can afford to live.”last_img read more

Friends Hina Khan and Priyank Sharma turn lovers for Arijit Singhs Raanjhana

first_imgHina Khan and Priyank SharmainstagramHina Khan and Priyank Sharma have often set major friendship goals since participating in Bigg Boss 11. The good-looking actors are loved by millions for the great friendship that they share.And now, the friends are set to turn lovers on screen. Hina and Priyank will be romancing for the first time for Arijit Singh’s music video Raanjhana. The song is a modern tale of Heer-Ranjha and is being shot majorly in a desert and in Delhi. A few pictures from the shoot have surfaced online.A source told BollywoodLife: “Its a heart touching today’s era Heer Ranjha love story which is connected to the youth. Arjit is known to have given our industry some of the most soulful songs and has had a great connect with the youth. In fact, this song is very close to his heart and has been sung very beautifully. Since Hina and Priyank are extremely popular with the youth internationally, they seemed to be a perfect pair for the song. While so far they have always been seen as friends, this time around the duo will be seen romancing each other on screen.”In a statement, Hina said, “I have always loved Arjit’s voice and the entire concept of the song is so unique. It’s not only a love song but an entire film within the five minutes, which was quite appealing for me as an actor as I am juggling amidst various moods in that short span of time.” Priyank added, “I have done a lot of music videos and each one has been very different. Of course, I love Arjit’s voice so being a face to his voice is something I am looking forward to. However, this is also a very unique video and it encompasses everything a film normally does within 5 minutes.”Meanwhile, Hina will soon make an exit from Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 in which she plays the role of Komolika. Post exiting the show, the actress will walk the red carpet at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2019 where the first look of her debut film Lines will be unveiled.Priyank, on the other hand, featured in a music video Buzz sung by Aastha Gill. The song became a popular track and the duo returned with another one titled Saara India, which was released last week.last_img read more

Google to Add Shopping Features to YouTube

first_img Popular on Variety Details around YouTube’s plans to bring shopping directly to videos from creators are a bit more murky, with YouTube promising to share additional details in the coming months. However, Bloomberg reported Tuesday that YouTube was planning to share some affiliate revenue with creators whose videos are being used to sell products.YouTube isn’t the first service to enlist creators in selling products to their fans. Facebook announced at its f8 developer conference last month that it would let Instagram influencers sell products featured in their photos directly to their audience. Instagram’s shoppable posts launched as part of a closed beta test with a few dozen creators, including Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img In an attempt to boost ad spending and commerce across its services, Google is getting ready to add new shopping features to YouTube. Later this year, brands will be able to bring shoppable ads to the video service. YouTube is also planning to give shopping recommendations related to YouTube videos, and share some of the affiliate fees with YouTube creators.The company announced the these plans at a Marketing event in San Francisco Tuesday, where it also launched shoppable ads for a number of other services, including Discover, the curated newsfeed previously known as Google Now. Google Shopping, the company’s primary e-commerce offering, also received a face lift.Showcase Shopping Ads, which are basically visual ads that highlight shoppable products, are arriving on Discover and Google Images effective immediately, and will come to YouTube soon, according to a company blog post.last_img read more

European eel found to spawn across 2000 km wide region of the

first_imgEuropean eel. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Explore further Journal information: Biology Letters A team of researchers with members from Japan, Sweden, Denmark and Germany has found evidence showing that European eel spawn across a 2000 km wide region of the North Atlantic Ocean. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study of recently hatched eel larvae in the North Atlantic Ocean, and what they found. © 2019 Science X Network Citation: European eel found to spawn across 2000 km wide region of the North Atlantic Ocean (2019, April 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Michael J. Miller et al. Spawning by the European eel across 2000 km of the Sargasso Sea, Biology Letters (2019). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0835 Study shows European eel migration not as uniform and simple as thought Almost a hundred years ago, scientists discovered that European eels have a unique lifestyle—one that includes spawning in the Sargasso Sea, which is approximately 5000 to 7000 kilometers from where they live as juveniles and adults in European and North African rivers. But the extent of their spawning has never been pinned down. The researchers note also that the number of European eels has been dropping dramatically since the 1970s, and nobody knows why. The current population is believed to be approximately 5 percent of what it once was. In this new effort, the researchers used multiple ships to survey large parts of the North Atlantic Ocean from approximately 70°W to 50°W—to learn more about the spawning habits of the endangered eel.The Sargasso Sea is actually an area entirely within the North Atlantic Ocean, just off the east coast of the United States—it is the only sea in the world that has no land boundaries. It became singled out as voyagers discovered it was bounded by four ocean currents that form a gyre. It was named for the Sargassum seaweed that grows in abundance there. Prior research has shown the area to be mostly free of geographical formations—its bottom is mostly flat. The area is known for its marine plants and for its deep blue hue.The researchers report that their survey efforts showed recently hatched eel larvae floating across a 2000 km-wide region of the North Atlantic Ocean—not just the Sargasso Sea. They noted also that prior researchers working as far back as 1921 had found the larvae in similar parts of the ocean. The researchers suggest that despite severe reductions in population, the European eel still spawns as far and wide as it ever did. They suggest also that their findings may contribute to a plan for preventing the eels from disappearing altogether. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more