HPH Reaches 200 Million TEU Milestone in Hong Kong

first_imgzoom Singapore-listed container port business trust Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust) has reached a cumulative throughput of 200 million TEUs in Hong Kong since starting its operations at the Hong Kong Port half a century ago.The Hong Kong terminal operators under the banner of the HPH Trust – namely Hongkong International Terminals Limited, COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited, Asia Container Terminals Limited, and related portfolio ancillary services – have made significant contributions to Hong Kong’s container port industry and overall economic development over the past half century, the company said in a statement.“The past half century has been a wonderful journey for our industry and for Hong Kong. HPH Trust is committed to the continuing success of Hong Kong Port as we set sail towards our next 200 million TEU,” Gerry Yim, Chief Executive Officer of HPH Trust, said. “Facing the recent challenges, our strategy is “Be Prepared”. Our company will not diminish its development; on the contrary, we have committed a HKD 1.8 billion equipment investment plan to enhance our operational standards. There is a sharp rise in transshipment volumes in recent years, which under the cabotage rules, Hong Kong remains as a port of choice for international shipping lines. As such, raising our handling efficiency is very vital to support Hong Kong’s development as a logistics hub and maintain its competitiveness, setting trends and standards along the way. We are also encouraged that the government is pushing ahead a new land use and barge berth strategy to support the container port industry. “last_img read more

Shopkeeper kills wife self

first_imgMuzaffarnagar (UP): A shopkeeper shot himself dead after allegedly killing his wife over some dispute in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district on Monday, police said. Manoj Kumar, 30, shot Seema, 28, using his licenced gun at Ladpur village in Khatauli block, following which he committed suicide, the police said. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem and the gun has been recovered, the police said.last_img

Rona Lowes to sell former Sears brand Craftsman tools in 2018

first_imgBOUCHERVILLE, Que. – The Craftsman brand of tools — once owned by the Sears group of companies — will be coming to Rona, Lowe’s and other home renovation stores across Canada.Tool-maker Stanley Black & Decker bought the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings Corp. in March for US$900 million in cash.Lowe’s announced Tuesday that it will begin to sell Craftsman products at its stores across Canada and the United States starting in 2018.In Canada, Lowe’s owns the formerly independent Rona chain of home-improvement stores, as well as other corporate and dealer banners that include Lowe’s, Reno-Depot, Ace, Marcil, and Dick’s Lumber.The transfer of Craftsman to Stanley Black & Decker comes as Sears Canada is preparing to wind up its retail operations through a court-supervised liquidation.The Canadian department store chain and its American affiliate, Sears Holdings, were once known for selling a broad range of products including power tools, small and major appliances, furniture, apparel and services.last_img read more

Regulator OKs Fort Hills oilsands mine tailings plan but orders demonstration

first_imgOilsands mining companies were ordered in 2015 to submit plans to progressively treat and reduce tailings over the life of each project, with all fluid tailings ready to reclaim within 10 years of the end of mine life.The regulator in its decision says it will require the Fort Hills mine to submit by Sept. 30, 2021, a plan for a project to demonstrate how its passive aquatic storage system will work.It says it must present a research plan for its water-capping technology by September 2023. CALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta Energy Regulator has conditionally approved a tailings management plan for the Fort Hills oilsands mine despite its failure to meet milestones and reliance on an unproven reclamation method.Tailings ponds store water used in the oilsands mining process that is notoriously difficult to reclaim because it has been contaminated with fine clay particles, oil and other chemicals.The mine owned by Suncor Energy Inc. is proposing to chemically treat its tailings, concentrate them all in a single deposit by 2073 (10 years after the end of mine life) and then cover the residue with water to create a large pit lake.last_img read more

Ban admits UN failed on Sri Lanka

The report was produced by an Internal Review Panel, in the wake of recommendation made by another body, the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts, which he established in 2010 to advise him on measures to advance accountability following the war’s conclusion.The Panel of Experts’ report raised a number of issues, including those regarding the UN response to the situation facing civilians in the north of Sri Lanka in the last months of the war. It recommended “a comprehensive review of action by the United Nations system during the war in Sri Lanka and the aftermath, regarding the implementation of its humanitarian and protection mandates” – which, in turn, led to the internal UN review. He noted that events today in Syria – where at least 20,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some 20 months ago – are the latest reminder of just how crucial that work is.“Our obligation to all humanity is to overcome our setbacks, learn from our mistakes, strengthen our responses, and act meaningfully and effectively for the future,” Mr. Ban said. “These principles and objectives drove me to establish the Panel and they will guide us as we take forward its outcomes.”CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT OF THE REVIEW PANEL While the Panel’s report also recognizes initiatives taken by the United Nations in the wake of the war to prevent a similar breakdown, the top UN official said he was “fully committed to ensuring that we do much more.”In line with Mr. Ban’s approach towards transparency and accountability at the United Nations, the report has been made public.The Secretary-General added that, as he has been the beginning of his tenure at the world body, he is committed to strengthening the United Nations and its core mission of protecting people from harm. “The United Nations system failed to meet its responsibilities,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he released a United Nations report looking into the world body’s actions during the final months of the 2009 war in Sri Lanka and its aftermath.In addition to finding that the UN system failed to meet its responsibilities, the report particularly highlighted the roles played by the Secretariat, the agencies and programmes of the UN Country Team, and the members of the Security Council and Human Rights Council. The Secretary-General said that, as an immediate first step, he will organize a senior-level team to give “careful consideration” to the report’s recommendations and advise him on the way forward. “Other action will follow in short order,” he added. Sri Lankan Government forces declared victory over the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009, after a conflict that had raged on and off for nearly three decades and killed thousands of people. The final months of the conflict had generated concerns about alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.The Internal Review Panel recently completed its eight-month study, and its head, Charles Petrie, presented its findings and recommendations to the Secretary-General Wednesday morning.The Panel reviewed about 7,000 documents, including internal UN exchanges with the Government of Sri Lanka. The Panel also met with a large group of people, including representatives of civil society and Member-States, and its recommendations build on previous reviews of UN action in theatres of escalated conflict. “This finding has profound implications for our work across the world, and I am determined that the United Nations draws the appropriate lessons and does its utmost to earn the confidence of the world’s people, especially those caught in conflict who look to the Organization for help,” he added. Mr. Ban, in a statement, voiced his resolve for the world body to learn from its findings in order to better serve humanity, especially people caught in conflict. read more

Rainbow Ball celebrates diversity

Students were able to express themselves and celebrate diversity at last week’s Rainbow Ball.The fifth annual dance welcomed 100 students from across Grand Erie District School Board high schools into the gymnasium of Delhi District Secondary School last Thursday night.“This ball offers a celebratory and safe dance for all of our LGBTQ youth and their allies amongst the 13 (high) schools of Grand Erie District School Board,’ said DDSS teacher Colleen Bator. “Students who happen to be in that community can dance with who they want to dance with, dress how they want to dress, and just be themselves.”Bator started the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club nine years ago with the help of a student.On Thursday night, students were greeted at the door of the Disney-themed dance with pride stickers, Mickey Mouse ears, a photo booth, and pronoun stickers to ensure people identified them correctly.“The main goal is to provide an opportunity for all students to come to an event that celebrates a diverse student population. It’s a space to have fun in a safe environment,” said Delhi principal Griffin Cobb.“The group has done a great job putting everything together for the event tonight.”Kiara Barrow, Grade 10 DDSS student, helped with planning the event.“People are given a chance to be themselves fully, whether in the LGBT community or not. It’s about being yourself and celebrating those differences,” said Barrow. “It’s a place for people that don’t feel comfortable at regular dances, if you can even call them that.”Alexandra Andratis, a Grade 12 Delhi student, helped with decorations and with anything else she could.“It’s a really accepting dance, and a really accepting space to really express who you are,” said Andratis.The event is usually held at a different GEDSB high school each year.Grand Erie’s first Rainbow Ball took place at Simcoe Composite School in 2015. It was organized by the school’s GSA. In 2016, the event moved to Haldimand County, hosted by McKinnon Park Secondary School for two years. Last spring, Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School hosted the fourth, and largest, event.Brantford Collegiate Institute asked Delhi if they would be willing to host the ball this year and organizers jumped at the opportunity. Next year’s ball with be hosted by Paris District High School.Holy Trinity Catholic High School students were also invited because their school does not have a GSA to plan such events.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

VIDEO Afghan cyclists bring message of peace to UN Headquarters

Afghan father and son cyclists meet Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters Calling their mission, which has so far crossed three continents, “a journey of peace and solidarity,” Nader Shah Nangarhari and his son Firoz Khan began their journey in July 2015. They met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, presenting him with a traditional Afghan ‘Chapa’ coat. “You have been sending out a strong message to many people around the world with your bicycling […] It’s a very powerful message […] I really appreciate it,” Mr. Ban told the cyclists. The pair said they hope that their journey will promote the importance of harmony in their homeland. “We the people of Afghanistan are tired from war,” said 18-year-old Firoz Khan. “We just want peace, education and unity in Afghanistan.” read more

Steph Curry Takes a Stand After Under Armour CEO

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry, who recently extended his contract with Under Armour through 2024, disagrees with CEO’s Donald Trump comment. (Noah Salzman/Wikimedia Commons)Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry took issue with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank’s support for President Donald Trump before learning he was only talking about businesses.On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the nonpolitical point guard responded to Plank’s comments to CNBC, where he said having “such a pro-business president is something that is a real asset for the country.” When Curry was asked if he agreed, he told The Mercury News, he did, “If you remove the -et” from “asset.”Curry, who has a shoe line with Under Armour, went on to explain he believed he knew where Plank’s political allegiance was, so he was surprised to hear such praise for the president who has sparked controversy for his racist rhetoric and policies.“I spent all day yesterday on the phone with countless people at Under Armour, countless people in Kevin Plank’s camp, my team,” Curry told the newspaper. “Trying to understand what was going on and where everybody stood on the issue. Based off the release that KP sent out this morning and what he told me last night, that’s the Under Armour that I know. That’s the brand I know he’s built and one that, as of Wednesday afternoon, is something that I’m standing on.”After Plank informed Curry that he only praised Trump’s business acumen Feb. 7, Under Armour released a statement the next day saying it was part of a group of companies the president invited to discuss American job creation.Curry, who noted he did not vote for Trump, wasn’t worried about Plank working with the Commander in Chief, but he was concerned about the company maintaining its values outside of the president’s own.“There are going to be people that are tied to them,” he said. “But are we promoting change? Are we doing things that are going to look out for everybody? And not being so self-serving that it’s only about making money, selling shoes, doing this and that. That’s not the priority. It’s about changing lives. I think we can continue to do that.”He added he would have no hesitation about leaving the clothing brand if they cease to fall in line with his principles.“If I can say the leadership is not in line with my core values, then there is no amount of money, there is no platform I wouldn’t jump off if it wasn’t in line with who I am,” Curry said. “So, that’s a decision I will make every single day when I wake up.“If something is not in line with what I’m about, then, yeah, I definitely need to take a stance in that respect.” read more

Killer who shot his wife and daughter was controlling vitriolic bully say

first_imgA father who shot dead his wife and daughter dominated and bullied the family for their whole lives, his two surviving sons have disclosed.Lance Hart, 57, killed his wife Claire, 50, and daughter Charlotte, 19, outside a swimming pool in Spalding last July, before turning the gun on himself following the breakdown of his marriage.His sons, Luke, 27, and Ryan, 26, who work in the oil industry, have described the “inexplicable anger” they have had to deal with in the wake of the murders, stating: “For us it was a culmination of a lifetime of struggle.”Luke said: “He was vitriolic and a bully who would be verbally abusive and threaten us.” An inquest into the deaths last October heard that Mrs Hart, who worked on the meat counter at a Morrisons supermarket, left the family home in Moulton, Lincolnshire, on July 14, saying she had “put up with enough for the past 15, 16 years.”Hart knew his wife was due to go swimming four days later and had arranged to meet her afterwards to exchange some belongings.But the builders’ merchant ambushed his family in the car park, shooting them with a single barrel shotgun, which he had to reload between shots, before killing himself. Lance HartCredit:SWNS In a 12-page suicide note on a USB stick left in his car, Hart wrote: “I had to do this. You destroyed my life without giving me a chance. Revenge is a dish served cold. Karma is a b—-.” Lance Hart “(The killing) was the result of decades of abuse and controlling and intimidating behaviour.”Coroner Paul Cooper concluded the deaths of Charlotte and Claire were unlawful killings and Mr Hart’s was suicide, adding: “He knew exactly what he was going to do. Charlotte Hart and her mother, ClareCredit:SWNS Charlotte Hart and her mother, Clare 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. The Harts had just sold the detached five-bedroom home where they had lived for the last 15 years Luke wrote on Facebook in April: “Our father was a terrorist living within our own home; he had no cause but to frighten his family and to generate his own esteem from trampling and bullying us. The Harts had just sold the detached five-bedroom home where they had lived for the last 15 yearsCredit:Stephen Daniels Luke told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme: “Someone like our father was a terrorist. He was planning to kill all of us three weeks before killing them.”The brothers said he controlled the household by restricting money and isolating their mother from support networks.”In a way you feel pity and sympathy and feel weakness and think he needs help. When we tried to get him help he’d refuse,” Luke added.”He held traditional masculine beliefs and a lot of people think that is normal. He thought he owned us and saw us as protected by him but we were entirely oppressed by him.”The boys had moved their mother out of the house so “she would be safer” while the couple’s divorce went through.last_img read more

Scorpion found on plane leaves easyJet passengers stranded in France

first_imgA flight was delayed, leaving easyJet passengers stranded, after a scorpion was found on the plane.The journey from Paris to Glasgow was delayed overnight after the creature was seen by a passenger on the way to France.EasyJet said the aircraft will be fumigated as a precaution before it takes off on Tuesday.A passenger raised the alarm after noticing the arachnid on flight EZY6883 from Glasgow to Paris on Monday.The plane is being held at Charles de Gaulle airport in the French capital to be fumigated. Some flight that was! Forget Snakes on a Plane, that was Scorpion on a Plane! 😂✈️🦂 @easyJet— Scott Wallace (@swallace92) September 4, 2017 An easyJet spokesman said: “easyJet can confirm that a passenger reported to crew that a scorpion was on board flight EZY6883 from Glasgow to Paris Charles de Gaulle.”The safety and comfort of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority so, as a precaution, the aircraft will be fumigated before its next flight, EZY6884 to Glasgow, which is delayed overnight as a result. “Although this is outside of our control, we would like apologise for any inconvenience to passengers.”A statement on the airline’s website says passengers are being offered overnight accommodation in hotels. 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. You having a laugh @easyJet pic.twitter.com/hzp84cU8b7— Graham Mckinnon (@GrahamMckinnon) September 4, 2017 Graham Mckinnon told the Guardian: “We only found out about everything through the easyJet app. At first it was delayed until 4pm, then 7pm, 8pm.“[I] overheard someone at the desk ask what was happening and they were told the plane was needing a clean. Then heard it was a broken chair, before the app released a picture stating it was in fact a scorpion that had been found.”last_img read more

Passengers complain of being toasted by Thameslink on boiling new trains

first_imgA spokesperson for Thameslink said: “Temperature is a key factor in our passengers’ comfort and we have been working closely with Siemens, the train manufacturer and maintainer, to address some isolated issues with the climate control system. He said there are concerns for passenger health as a result of overheating, explaining: “In the very cold it should be around 20 or 21 max.”That’s comfortable and also means the shock when you exit into the cold is akin to that experienced when you step out of your own home.”The danger is of course that if a train is heated at 28 or 29 or more and it’s delayed and crowded or even just crowded then there is an inevitability that people will be taken ill.” A Twitter campaign has been set up by furious rail users, named “Toasted by Thameslink”, and passengers have taken to recording the temperatures on their journeys each day.One commuter tweeted: “Please please please sort out the temp on your trains! And you wonder why people keep taking ill on them?? Too. Hot.”Another wrote: “Stupidly hot on the 0503 from #Redhill @TLRailUK #thameslink this thankfully is a quiet train – can only imagine what peak time is like. Temperature needs to be set lower – we have things like coats on as there isn’t anywhere for 1666 of them to go! ” 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. Oh my sweet baby Jesus @TLRailUK I know there are lots of complaints about the service being ‘Hellish’ but filling the carriages with heat fresh from the fires of hell is a bit much. Think about how wrapped up we get to go to the station… 🔥 🔥 🔥— Jaisé (@lifeatthepalace) March 8, 2018 Rail passengers have complained of “roasting” hot temperatures as a new heating and air conditioning system appears to have malfunctioned.Commuters using the new Thameslink Class 700 trains have complained about uncomfortable chairs with reduced padding, introduced because of new health and safety guidelines.Now they claim they face temperatures of up to 29 degrees celsius on their journeys. Angered commuters have started an online campaign after facing what they say is months of overheated Thameslink trains.Some have taken to bringing thermometers on their journeys, and have told the Sunday Telegraph that temperatures between 24 and 29 degrees have been recorded.Graham Palmer, Head of Research of the South East Rail Group, told the Sunday Telegraph he estimates between 65 and 70 per cent of services are affected.center_img Thanks for running trains successfully today @TLRailUK It may be thick sub zero snow outside, but it’s still 28.4° in carriage 412109 pic.twitter.com/2pftAXR2UE— Just another Andy (@amcyoung) December 11, 2017 Brand new trains with condensation can only mean one thing… pic.twitter.com/RYyONnOVN9— #toastedbythameslink (@ToastedbyTL) March 7, 2018 The campaign said: “As the weather warms up, so does the C700 with its advanced ‘climate control’. Please keep up reporting now. Just imagine summer with these temps!”It explained that drivers are unable to control the temperatures on the trains, and the new “advanced climate control” on the Class 700 rolling stock is supposed to keep temperatures comfortable.However, this appears to have failed, according to the hundreds of commuters who have complained to Thameslink.The new Class 700 trains, introduced late last year, have previously come under fire from passengers and MPs after they re-designed seats to meet Department for Transport fire safety and anti-vandalism standards, which made the chairs “like ironing boards”. “The number of complaints relative to the number of people travelling is very low and has fallen significantly as Siemens rolls out a new software update to the train fleet. Each weekday over 230,000 journeys are made on Thameslink; five months ago 20 people complained over four weeks to our customer relations department that their service was too hot; this has now fallen to two as the improvements are made.”A spokesperson for Siemens added: “We’re pleased to say that the majority of the Class 700 fleet has now had a software upgrade to address the air conditioning issues that have been experienced in some trains. The remaining six trains in passenger service will be upgraded within a week. We can only once again say sorry to anyone affected by this.”last_img read more

Sydney Greek Festival

first_imgThe Greek Festival of Sydney 2015 will be celebrating its 33rd year and we are looking for stand-out applications to be included in the 2015 Greek Festival cultural program. Since its inception, the festival has seen a vast increase in the diversity of the program of events, largely due to the emergence of second and third generation Greek Australians within the Australian artistic and cultural scene. One of the primary aims of the GOC is to not only meet its members’ cultural and artistic aspirations but to showcase the very best of Greek and Greek-Australian Culture to a wide audience. Greek culture is becoming more and more entrenched in contemporary and mainstream Australian culture and the festival is committed to recognition of this through its program of events.When: 14-15 February 2015Where: The main festival will take place at Darling Harbour and will be followed by numerous cultural events at various venues throughout Sydney.For more information refer to www.greekfestivalofsydney.com.au or contact greekfestival@goc.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Brigsby Bear is the Best Mark Hamill Movie of 2017

first_img ‘Ori and The Blind Forest’ Brings More Xbox Indie Goodness to SwitchThe Kids’ Video Games Are All Right at NYU Game Center Student Showcase Stay on target What sounds like a spoiler for upcoming indie movie Brigsby Bear is really just the premise. But if you’re especially sensitive look away now.Brigsby Bear stars Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney as James Pope, a man who unknowingly spent his entire life raised by kidnappers only to be returned to his real family. As he awkwardly attempts to integrate into the real world, he discovers his beloved TV show obsession Brigsby Bear was actually a thinly veiled scheme by his fake parents to control him with blunt and bizarre life lessons. It’s like a cross between 2015’s Room and my own Street Sharks prank.It sounds silly, and it often is but the film grapples with the legitimate tragedy at the heart of its comedic premise, even if there are few real consequences. Instead of your typical man-child, Mooney’s James is more Kimmy Schmidt as played by Napoleon Dynamite, using weird yet earnest obsessions to deal with actual mental trauma. And rather than have the young people James relates to wind up cruelly mocking him, the film unironically promotes some really chill teen bonding. The entire movie (co-written by Mooney) hinges on Mooney’s performance, and he does an admirable balancing sweet, off-putting, funny, sad, and sheltered but not pathetic or annoying to the point of cringe-worthy.Then there’s Brigsby Bear himself. Looking like a Five Nights at Freddy’s character come to life, the fake TV segments provide some excellent surreal children’s TV schlock. Brigsby is like Barney the Dinosaur starring in Flash Gordon serials (or low-budget public access Star Wars, which then makes the casting a great meta-joke). There are wizards and spaceships and evil faces in the Sun. And most are voiced by Mark Hamill, who also plays James’s kidnapper fake father. Who wouldn’t want him as a dad? More than a nerd delight, it’s a great use of Hamill as both an accomplished screen and voice actor. Plus he’s got his Old Luke Skywalker thing going on now.The extensive, confusing, stupid Brigsby Bear lore serves a real point in the narrative, and not just because Mooney constantly saying “Brigsby” like a vocal tic is always funny. James is obsessed with the show since it was the only thing he knew growing up. He’s memorized all the tapes and storylines. But when he discovers the show is never returning since the creators are in jail, and that all the other “fans” were his kidnappers role-playing, he wants to share his obsession with the real world. Once he learns that movies exist, he tries to create a Brigsby Bear finale movie, and his quiet but unbridled passion gets him support from others, even if they doubt this is the best thing for his mental health.In these sections Brigsby Bear becomes an intriguing allegory for how to relate to art. For fandom, art is made by these inscrutable surrogate gods/parents that sometimes hurt them. James can’t help but turn his Brigsby script into an accidental metaphor for his kidnapping, similar to how outsider artists can’t help but put their own obsessions into their work. But the art is still meaningful to them, meaningful enough to want to reclaim. The shared joy and cathartic therapy of making art, even “bad art,” is what ultimately cuts through very understandable conflicts and unites the characters. Images of James in a giant cartoon head also recall the Michael Fassbender film Frank, also about a strange and introverted but sweet outsider artist.I feel very strongly that art largely belongs to its original creators and that fans need to accept their subservient role in that relationship, but I can admit that Brigsby Bear makes a compelling argument against that. As someone who also suffered a great deal attempting to make a schlocky movie for the internet with young friends, I related a lot to James’s struggle, even if my journey never involved me living out One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.Speaking of my student film, after my viewing I did notice that Brigsby Bear is very much the kind of slight indie movie I saw many peers attempt to make at film school, and not just because Mooney sort of looks like those peers. Sure it has famous actors and backing from Lord & Miller as well as The Lonely Island, but the basic arc is the same when you get reductive about it.A quirky, sad guy and the square “normal” people in his life meet each other halfway and teach each other about really living, with laughs and tears along the way. Think Our Idiot Brother or Safety Not Guaranteed or Martian Child or Radio or K-Pax. But it’s a formula that works, and Brigsby Bear fills it with such great specific and funny details (and Tim Heidecker) that I didn’t let the familiarity bother me all that much. And again, it has Mark Hamill voicing a creepy animatronic bear, so how can you go wrong?Brigsby Bear expands to more theaters July 28th.Now here are some of our other favorite famous fictional bears.View as: One Page Slides1/121. Famous fictional bear Brigsby Bear.2. Famous parallel dimension bears the Berenstain Bears.3. Famous King of Iron Fist bear Kuma.4. Famous parasite bear Yogi Bear.5. Famous kung-fu panda bears the Pandaren.6. Famous Bill Murray bear Baloo.7. Famous Coke shill bear this polar bear.8. Famous talking rag bear Fozzie Bear.9. Famous talk show bear Gentle Ben.10. Famous European immigrant bear Paddington Bear.11. Famous brother bear Ted.12. Famous Tetsuya Nomura bear Winnie the Pooh.last_img read more

Dont Want Companies Storing Your Genetic Material Heres How to Stop It

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Have you ever tried services like DNA and genetic testing companies such as 23andMe, Ancestry, or Helix? They’re a little weird, if you think about it. Your genetic material could just be sitting stored somewhere in some database, ready for someone to sift through. That’s exactly what happened when one of the most infamous serial killers was brought to justice years later after a DNA sample of the suspect was submitted to the companies. You never know what kind of things can happen with your genetic information — hopefully, you’re not out there committing any crimes, but you’re still totally welcome to want your DNA information gone from all those websites.The easiest way to make sure you don’t have your information stored by one of these services is to just not use them, especially since they can and do keep your information and sell it to third-party companies — often likely without your consent, without your identifying information, but it’s still a concern. If you’re paranoid and feel like you deserve having your genetic information deleted from these various services after using them, here’s how you can request that they are deleted.The process is pretty similar for all of the potential services you can use. For example, 23andMe will keep your spit and other data up to 10 years, and after you send them your spit sample, you can direct them whether you’d like them to keep your spit or get rid of it — but not the data attached to it. The company can, according to the “Biobanking Consent Document,” hold your saliva up to 10 years, so you’ll need to submit a request to have them discard your spit and everything related to it. You can do this by going to the Customer Care page, head to “Accounts and Registration,” and then check out “Requesting Account Closure.” From there, you can submit a request to have your spit sample destroyed and your account closed with it. It’s a process, but it’s better than doing nothing.There are similar requests on the other popular genetic data websites, but you’ve got to go digging for them. If you’re planning on utilizing any of these services in the future but don’t want them to preserve your genetic information, make sure you’re fully informed about what they can and can’t do with it, and opt out if you’re able to at all. Hold onto that last bastion of privacy…while you still can.Still curious? Before dropping any hard-earned, visit our sister site PCMag for their round-up of The Best DNA Testing Kits of 2018. We Now Know the DNA of GuacamoleDNA From Tooth Solves Shark Bite Mystery, 25 Years Later center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Freight train derails in Everett no injuries

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — BNSF Railway says a freight train has derailed in Everett, leaving four cars off the track, but no injuries or spills.The main rail line north of Seattle is blocked by the cars.Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the cars that derailed around 4:10 a.m. Friday, just outside the rail yard nearly 30 miles north of Seattle. They were carrying barley and paper products.Amtrak and freight trains will drive around the derailment, as railroad workers spend the day getting the train back on the tracks and making any necessary track repairs.Sound Transit says northbound Sounder commuter trains will not run from Seattle to Everett on Friday.Melonas says the freight train was carrying 52 loaded cars and 13 empty ones from Everett to Vancouver, B.C. Three of the derailed cars were filled and one was empty.The train was traveling about 10 miles per hour when it derailed. The railroad is still investigating the cause.last_img read more

Second undercover detective shot in NW MiamiDade released from hospital

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – An undercover Miami-Dade Police officer is home from the hospital after this week’s high-profile, ambush style attack in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Police Detective Terrence White was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital, Thursday afternoon.White and fellow MDPD Detective Charles Woods were rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Monday night, after they were both shot in an ambush-style attack while sitting inside of an unmarked police vehicle.Woods was treated and released the following day.Nineteen-year-old Damian Thompson, who is now behind bars without bail, is accused of pulling the trigger.Thompson appeared before a judge, Thursday, where he was charged with attempted first-degree murder, battery on a police officer and resisting an officer with violence.Three other suspects are also under arrest in connection to the case for assisting in the crime. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

WilmingtonTewksbury Chamber Of Commerce To CoHost Women In Business Event On July 22

first_imgREADING, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting a “Women in Business” event Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at Austin Prep (101 Willow Road, Reading).Have you ever daydreamed about changing careers? Hear first-hand from Sheila Clarke, who was a successful HR recruiter with an eye for design. Fast forward a few years, and she is now the owner of M H Interiors and was recently featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters. Come learn about her story, how she leveraged her listening and communication skills in her new career and the steps she took along the way to make the leap. This series typically sells out so pre-paid, advanced registration is required.Registration, networking and appetizers begin at 5:30pm. Presentation begins at 6:15pm.Tickets cost $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance HERE. Have a question? Contact Executive Director Nancy Vallee at nancy@wilmingtontewksburychamber.org.The Melrose, Wakefield Lynnfield, Stoneham and Wilmington/Tewksbury Chambers are hosting the event.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce website.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Invites Local Business Owners To Woburn Networking EventIn “Business”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce Helps Raise Funds For NuPath By ‘Networking With A Purpose’In “Business”last_img read more

Indian skipper Virat Kohli ranks 100th on Forbes 2019 list of worlds

first_imgVirat Kohli with the World Cup trophy.Matt King/Getty ImagesIndia skipper Virat Kohli is the only athlete from India to feature in the Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes announced on Tuesday, June 11. He is ranked 100th on the list, Kohli’s rank has gone down as he was ranked 83rd on last year’s list, despite his increase in endorsements by $1 million.Barcelona star Lionel Messi is on top of the list raking with a whopping $127 1million from salary and endorsements. He dethroned boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world’s highest earner. Messi’s long-time rival and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is second on the list but far behind Messi earning $109 1million.According to Forbes, Kohli is estimated to earn $21 1million from endorsements and $4 1million from salary, taking his total to $25 1million in the last 12 months.Virat Kohli, who is leading India in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, has a couple of big-money deals with some of the sport’s biggest brands. He is one of the most popular cricketers in the world at this moment and is also the best and consistent performer. He is ranked number one on both the ICC ODI and Test batsmen rankings. The Indian team under his captaincy has been performing really well and are the title contenders in the ongoing World Cup.India has won both their first two matches in the World Cup and is going to face New Zealand next on June 13.last_img read more

6 foods that can last a century

first_img Some foods can last a century. Here are 6 foods that can last forever. If stored properly they will never spoil and will stay as fresh as the day you bought them. Close 6 foods that can last a centurycenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:16Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:15?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

A Pickle Bouquet Could Be Your Next Edible Valentines Day Gift

first_imgStay on target Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away, and this creative gift might be a “big dill” for sandwich lovers: The pickle bouquet.Yep, you heard that right. A crisp set of preserved cucumbers can be gifted to your family member, friend, or significant other on the big day. Forget about chocolate, flowers, or beautiful beards, the pickle bouquet goes straight to any foodie’s heart and it’s totally DIY-friendly.Tag us with your creations!!! pic.twitter.com/BriWIf4mNo— Grillo’s Pickles (@GrillosPickles) January 31, 2019AdChoices广告Grillo’s Pickles, the Boston-based business that developed this edible present idea, spoke with TODAY Food about why this veggie arrangement is worth your time. “Not only is a pickle bouquet more beautiful than a dozen red roses, and healthier than a standard box of chocolate, it’s also far more creative,” Travis Grillo, Grillo’s CEO and founder, told TODAY Food.Grillo said his team was inspired by the company’s 100-year-old Italian family recipe, which is still used today for its pickle products. The ingredients are cucumbers, salt, dill, garlic, water, grape leaves, and vinegar. (Yum.) If you would like to attempt your own pickle bouquet, head over to Grillo’s website for the full recipe.More on Geek.com:Website Offers ‘Beard Bouquets’ for Valentine’s DayHeinz’s ‘Fancy’ Ketchup Caviar Is All You Need for Valentine’s Day4.5 Billion-Year-Old, Heart-Shaped Meteorite Up for Auction This Bird Attracts His Valentine With His Heart-Shaped Red Throat SacThe 11 Best Video Games to Play With Your Significant Other last_img read more