Two Moroccan women elected 2014 Young Global Leaders of Davos Forum

first_imgGeneva – Mayor of Marrakech Fatima Zahra Mansouri and Moroccan-German reporter Souad Mekhennet were elected 2014 Young Global Leaders (YGLs), an initiative by the world economic forum of Davos.They are among 214 YGLs who were honored, including 109 women, from 66 countries across 7 regions, and equally represent the public and private sector.The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of more than 900 exceptional young leaders. Bold, brave, action-oriented and entrepreneurial, these individuals commit both their time and talent to make the world a better place.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,140.35, up 52.80 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 91 cents, or 7.63 per cent, to $12.83 on 34.8 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down three cents, or 0.75 per cent, to $3.96 on 27.4 million shares.Alacer Gold Corp. (TSX:ASR). Mining. Down two cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $3.75 on 23.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up a penny, or 0.35 per cent, to $2.86 on 16.8 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) Mining. Down a penny, or 0.06 per cent, to $17.43 on 16.2 million shares.ARC Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARX). Energy. Up four cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $9.41 on 16.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO). Energy. Down 37 cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $36.39 on 2.4 million shares. The company says it has slowed the development of a $2.6-billion oilsands project because of uncertainty due to the Alberta government’s oil production curtailment program and other challenges. First production from the Aspen in-situ project had been expected in 2022 but will now likely be delayed by at least one year, Imperial said.Air Canada (TSX:AC). Transport. Down 23 cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $31.66 on 2.9 million shares. Canada’s largest airline says it is suspending its financial guidance for this year following the decision by regulators in Canada and the United States to ground the Boeing 737 Max aircraft until further notice. Air Canada said Friday that, “in light of the current uncertainty,” it is suspending the forecast it provided last month for its 2019 financial year.The Canadian Press read more

EthiopiaEritrea Annan reports progress but says serious difficulties remain

“The establishment of the Temporary Security Zone is an encouraging development, which, despite the disagreements between the parties, marks a milestone in the implementation of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities,” Mr. Annan writes in a report released today at UN Headquarters. “However, it is imperative that the parties resolve the outstanding issues, in particular those pertaining to the Temporary Security Zone, so as to ensure that it is clearly defined and effectively demilitarized.” The Secretary-General says he made that point in separate letters dated 1 June to Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Specifically, he called President Isaias’ attention to the deployment by Eritrea of “an excessive number of militia and police” in the Zone, and noted that the status-of-forces agreement for UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) had not been signed. At the same time, Mr. Annan expressed concern to Prime Minister Meles over “the continued presence of Ethiopian troops in parts of the eastern sector” of the Zone. The Secretary-General also mentioned “the continuing restrictions imposed on UNMEE’s freedom of movement.” Stressing the importance of the work of the Boundary Commission, mandated to delimit and demarcate the border between the two countries and resolve the dispute that originated the war, Mr. Annan calls on both Governments to cooperate with the Commission and meet their obligation to bear the related costs.Mr. Annan cites among major concerns the humanitarian situation and the presence of landmines and unexploded ordnance — two problems calling for a response from donor countries.The Secretary-General also voices regret that “despite some softening of the hostile rhetoric in the media, neither Government has yet displayed publicly much openness to a normalization of relations.” Political developments in both countries, he says, “should not distract them from their commitments to a peaceful settlement of their differences.” read more

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joins UN fight against HIVAIDS

The United Nations today announced the addition of Bollywood icon and former Miss World winner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to its roster of International Goodwill Ambassadors, focussed on helping the Organization’s efforts in combating the spread of HIV infections in children. At a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York with Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Indian actress celebrated the appointment as a “turning point” in her life, adding that her new focus on fighting the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their babies was not to “just prove a point or become a headline sensation.” “I am honoured to accept this appointment. Spreading awareness on health issues, especially related to women and children, has always been a priority for me. And now, as a new mother, I can personally relate to this – the joys and concerns of every mother and the hope that we have for our children,” Mrs. Rai Bachchan told the gathered journalists. “I strongly believe that every baby should be born free from HIV. And I wish that every woman living with HIV stays healthy and has access to treatment. I promise that with UNAIDS, I will do my utmost to make this happen,” she added. Mrs. Rai Bachchan’s mandate will be to advocate for the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children and keeping their mothers alive – a UN initiative launched in June 2011 – and which focuses on 22 countries, including India, which accounts for more than 90 per cent of all new HIV infections among children. “I am convinced that through her global outreach, Mrs. Rai Bachchan can help UNAIDS reach its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015,” Mr. Sidibé told the press briefing, in addition to noting that the Bollywood actress was celebrated and recognized by fans all around the world. According to UNAIDS, on-the-ground improvements in fighting HIV infections have already resulted in a decrease in HIV positive children throughout the Global Plan’s areas of focus. Twenty-one of the countries accounted for in the Plan are in sub-Saharan Africa, where the estimated number of children newly-infected with HIV fell by 25 per cent from 2009 to 2011. Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates have also declined since 2010 with the introduction of more effective prophylaxis regimens. The UNAIDS goal, however, remains to fully eradicate new HIV infections among children by 2015. “Through her work in raising awareness of the issues and advocating for increased access to services, Mrs. Rai Bachchan will be instrumental in helping ensure that no more babies are born with HIV and that their mothers stay healthy,” Mr. Sidibé said. “This isn’t Miss World-speak,” Mrs. Rai Bachchan added. “I do not want to be just a poster girl. I’d like to be able to actually contribute doing work, going to the sites, interacting with people, to aid the work of UNAIDS, and seeing what work needs to be done. That rings real to me.” read more

No 11 Illinois routs No 8 Ohio State mens basketball 7455

All week long the players and coaches of the Ohio State men’s basketball team stressed the importance of being ready for every Big Ten game. “Every game in the Big Ten is going to be a tough game,” said junior point guard Aaron Craft. The Buckeyes learned how true that statement was, the hard way, while being routed by Illinois, 74-55, on Saturday in Champaign, Ill. OSU looked flat and sloppy from the opening tip and trailed by double-digits for most of the game. In fact, the Buckeyes played so poorly that they committed nearly as many turnovers, 16, as they had made shots, 20. OSU was also outrebounded, 39-28. OSU junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 24 points, but it wasn’t enough for an OSU team that’s still searching for a second scorer to assist Thomas. Against Illinois, the rest of the Buckeyes shot a combined 28 percent from the floor for 31 points. Senior guard Brandon Paul led Illinois (14-2) in scoring with 19 points on 6-12 shooting. The Illini had four players score in double figures. OSU is now 0-3 against opponents ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll. As it stands, OSU has been defeated by the No. 1, No. 5 and No. 11-ranked teams in the country. With the loss OSU falls to 11-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes play next on the road against Purdue on Jan. 8. Purdue defeated Illinois in its Big Ten opener on Jan. 2. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex join the Queen at Royal Ascot

The Duchess of Sussex has made her debut at Royal Ascot, joining the Queen for her favourite event of the season as she channeled the monochrome style of My Fair Lady.The Duchess, in a white and black hat and dress, accompanied her husband in an Ascot carriage for her first outing to the Royal Enclosure, before presenting a trophy to race winner Frankie Dettori.While she appeared to have taken style inspiration from the outfits of Audrey Hepburn’s Eliza Doolittle, she suffered no similar etiquette mishaps, mingling with seasoned race-goers and engaged in cheerful conversation with the Queen.The Queen, in bright yellow, led her family in the opening day of Royal Ascot, joined by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Royal and Duke of York with his daughters.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The Duke of Cambridge was elsewhere, undertaking engagements focusing on male mental health and technological innovation in Liverpool, while the Duchess remained out of sight with her three children. 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. In an unmistakable sign of welcome into the Royal family, the Duke and Duchess were tasked with presenting the trophy for the St James’s Palace Stakes, won by Favourite Without Parole ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by John Gosden. The Duchess of Sussex wore an embellished white shirt dress from Givenchy, the fashion house that designed her wedding gown, with a striking hat by Royal favourite Philip Treacy. Fitting in with the strict dress code of the Royal Enclosure, the Duchess’ colour scheme was reminiscent of the 1964 My Fair Lady film, in which a beautiful cockney flower seller mingles with high society at Ascot before being unmasked by her coarse shouts of encouragement at the horses. The Queen wearing yellow for the first day of Royal Ascot The Queen wearing yellow for the first day of Royal Ascot The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in the third carriage of the tradition Royal procession, along with the Earl and Countess of Wessex.They would have had much to talk about, as the newlywed Sussexes celebrated the “one month anniversary” of their wedding and the Wessexes marked 19 years to the day since their own Windsor Castle nuptials. read more

MultoLag to reduce risk of conveyor belt slippage in mines

first_imgNot only does conveyor belt slippage have negative financial implications for process plants and mines, but it is also potentially dangerous. In instances where the slippage continues, there is an increased danger of fire as well as damage to the carcass and splice, caused when the belt does not grip. To alleviate these issues, Multotec Wear Linings has developed MultoLag™, a direct bond ceramic pulley lagging system for drive and non-drive pulleys. The standard 100 mm by 25 mm by 6 mm smooth high alumina ceramic tiles are applied to non-drive pulleys while studded tile lagging is applied to drive pulleys.MultoLag lagging serves as a maintenance free wear resistant cover which is applied to pulley shells to improve traction in the case of drive pulleys and provide a polished low friction surface on non-drive pulleys. The high co-efficient of friction, approximately 0.78, of the “studded” tiles on the drive pulleys ensures no movement between ceramic lined drive pulley surface and the conveyor belt surface. It is not possible for wear to occur if there is no movement between surfaces. Conversely, the smooth/polished surface provided by the very hard ceramic on the non-drive pulleys provides minimal friction, less resistance and therefore no wear.“Ceramic pulley lagging would be used in instances where the pulley operates in extremely aggressive conditions. Typically this would be in wet conditions and other applications where a low co-efficient of friction or a high level of traction is required on drive pulleys or where general wear protection of the non-drive pulley is needed. This would include bucket elevators or where material cannot be prevented from becoming trapped between the pulley shell and belt,” Noel Mills of Multotec Wear Linings points out. Ceramic lined drive pulleys are covered with high-density 20 by 20 by 6 mm ceramic tiles, with 1 mm-high round-edged studs on the tile face that create maximum traction, without the associated damage to belts.The 6 mm thick high-density smooth ceramic tiles are bonded directly to the pulley’s surface with specially formulated Multotec Hi-Bond epoxy. This allows the company to achieve a bond strength at least 70% higher than that of rubber to steel or rubber to ceramic. The epoxy allows for surface flexing, corrosion protection and water dissipation. In the unlikely event that patching is required, local damage can be repaired quickly without removing the surrounding pulley lining. “An attractive feature of the ceramic material is that, although more costly than conventional lagging, it is field proven and in one application has already been in operation for a lifespan of more than 200 months compared to a mere 8 months for the original liner,” Mills says.Another advantage of using ceramics for pulleys includes belt take-up masses which can be reduced due to increased traction on drive pulleys, and this reduced belt tension leads to increased belt and pulley life. “Multotec’s Direct Bonded Ceramic Pulley Lagging is a cost effective solution which ensures optimum traction of drive pulleys under wet and slippery conditions. There have been many instances of substantially reduced downtime and an extended lagging lifespan for mining and minerals processing companies, where the product is installed at coal terminals, beneficiation plants, cement plants, power stations and quarries,” Mills concludes.last_img read more

Cancer colorectal un examen médical peut réduire de 43 le taux de

first_imgCancer colorectal : un examen médical peut réduire de 43% le taux de mortalitéGrande-Bretagne – Passer un examen du rectum entre 55 et 64 ans permettrait de fortement diminuer le taux de mortalité lié à un futur cancer colorectal. Les polypes et tumeurs décelés précocement pourraient ainsi être supprimés.C’est ce que révèle une étude britannique publiée mercredi dans le journal The Lancet. Les chercheurs ont suivi pendant onze ans 170.000 personnes. Parmi elles, 113.200 n’ont subi aucun examen durant cette période, tandis que les 57.237 personnes restantes devaient se soumettre à une sigmoïdoscopie (examen du rectum et d’une partie du sigmoïde à l’aide d’un tube souple). Lors de cette analyse, le médecin vérifie qu’il n’y a aucun polype et aucune tumeur. Si des anomalies sont détectées, elles peuvent généralement être supprimées durant l’examen. Parmi les sujets qui n’avaient pratiqué aucun examen, 2.564 cas de cancer colorectal ont été diagnostiqués, tandis que dans le groupe suivi médicalement, 706 cas seulement ont été décelés. Le taux de mortalité de ce groupe s’est vu ainsi réduit de 43%, et l’incidence de la maladie de 33%.Plus d’un million de cas de cancer colorectal sont diagnostiqués dans le monde chaque année et 600.000 personnes en meurent. Il est le troisième cancer le plus courant alors qu’un diagnostic précoce permet d’augmenter les chances de survie.Le 30 avril 2010 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

MiamiDade commissioner hospitalized following procedure

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz has been hospitalized, his office announced Wednesday morning.Diaz was feeling ill Tuesday while attending a county commission meeting. According to a spokesperson for Diaz, the commissioner had a procedure and was advised to take time off.On Wednesday, Diaz remains hospitalized while undergoing tests. He is reportedly in “good spirits.”Diaz is the Miami-Dade commissioner for the 12th District.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Newport News Seeks Consultant to Conduct JLUS for Ft Eustis

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The city of Newport News, Va., is soliciting proposals for the completion of a joint land use study (JLUS) for the Fort Eustis portion of Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) and surrounding communities.The JLUS will examine installation activities and surrounding land use and development plans to identify and document potential impacts and opportunities to establish shared goals and long-term compatibility with adjacent localities. A JLUS was prepared for Langley Air Force Base in 2010 prior to the merger with Fort Eustis as a joint base. The new JLUS will only address the Fort Eustis facilities; however, the study will be coordinated with the host unit, 633rd Air Base Wing, which provides installation support functions for JBLE.Proposals must be received at the Office of Purchasing, 4th Floor, City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 by 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. All questions should be directed to Gary Sightler, CPPO, purchasing agent,; or Feleasha Sherfy, assistant buyer, The solicitation is available on the city’s website.last_img read more

Lawmakers Look to Add Policy Restrictions to NDAA on the House Floor

first_imgWith the FY 2019 defense authorization bill set to be debated on the House floor next week, members are preparing to introduce amendments to the policy bill addressing a range of issues. Florida’s congressional delegation is considering proposing language to extend a moratorium on drilling activity in the eastern Gulf of Mexico that expires in 2022, reports CQ. The effort follows last week’s release of a DOD report concluding that oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf is incompatible with the military’s training and testing activities there. “Simply stated, if oil and gas development were to extend east of the [military mission line], without sufficient surface limiting stipulations and/or oil and gas activity restrictions mutually agreed by the DOD and DOI, military flexibility in the region would be lost and test and training activities would be severely affected,” the report stated. Florida officials previously obtained a pledge from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to exclude the state from a plan he announced in January to permit drilling in most U.S. continental shelf-waters. … Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said he would introduce a provision to block the federal government from using excess space at military installations to house minors apprehended crossing the Mexican border if they were forcibly separated from their parents, reports the Hill. Yesterday On Base reported that the Health and Human Services Department will visit four military installations — Fort Bliss, Goodfellow AFB and Dyess AFB in Texas, and Little Rock AFB in Arkansas — over the next week to assess their suitability for housing children. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Beluga Whale Recovery Plan

first_imgNOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a draft recovery plan for Cook Inlet beluga whales.Download Audio:According to a release from NOAA, the plan will structure efforts to bring the whales back up to a healthy population size. Once there, the hope is to remove them from the federal endangered species list.The plan includes a list of criteria that would have to be met to take the whales off the list and declare them a recovered species.Jim Balsiger is the regional administrator for NOAA. He says the plan was made with the best available science.It focuses on ten types of threats to the population and assesses the severity of each threat.They include natural disasters, oil spills, mass strandings, noise pollution, and other stressors, both natural and human-caused.Cook Inlet beluga whales have been on the endangered species list since 2008. Since 2011, the inlet has been designated a critical habitat for the species.According to NOAA Fisheries, the population is estimated to be only 340 animals and there has been a steady decline in the species over the last decade.last_img read more

Bain sells shares in Hero MotoCorp to raise 116 million

first_imgUS private equity firm Bain Capital has sold shares in Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest seller of motorcycles and scooters, to raise as much as $116 million.Bain Capital sold the shares at Rs. 2593 per share. Total number of shares sold was 2.98 million. Bain launched the deal to sell the 2.98 million Hero shares late on Tuesday, 25 November in the indicative price band of between Rs. 2,570 and Rs. 2,600 each.Hero shares ended 0.3% higher on Tuesday at Rs. 2,645.35. The Indian markets are shut on Wednesday, 26 November, due to a holiday for Guru Nanak’s birthday.Morgan Stanley was the sole book runner for the deal.last_img read more

Federal Judge Orders Settlement Talks in Soybean Seed Suit

first_imgBy ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield soybean seeds because of their race.During a court hearing in Memphis, U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes told the farmers and Stine Seed Co. to begin mediation in a lawsuit alleging the company conspired with a seed salesman to sell thousands of dollars’ worth of defective seeds to the farmers because they are Black. Fowlkes also questioned whether the farmers have enough proof of a conspiracy and facts that support claims of discrimination, or if they were just making “speculative comments” in their lawsuit.In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Tyrone Grayer, left, and David Allen Hall inspect a soybean plant at their farm in Parchman, Miss. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)The farmers allege the seeds were much less productive than expected and salesman Kevin Cooper misled them with claims of good yields from soybean plants grown in fertile Mississippi Delta fields. The suit filed in April alleges the good seeds the farmers thought they had bought from Stine were replaced by inferior seeds before delivery. The farmers claim they were given the bad seeds as part of a larger pattern of discrimination and “racial animus” against them.Stine and Cooper have denied accusations of false advertisement, fraud, racketeering and discrimination, calling them baseless, irresponsible and inflammatory. They have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that it doesn’t cite a single racist comment or instance where the Black farmers were treated differently from White farmers.“It seems to me that the parties need to sit down and talk about this,” the judge said.In March 2017, farmer Tyrone Grayer met Cooper at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show in Memphis, the lawsuit states. Cooper said he had soybean seeds that were suitable for Mississippi’s growing conditions. The farmers ordered 12,000 pounds of Stine seeds.The farmers say they planted the seeds correctly and under optimal farming conditions in Sunflower and Quitman counties in May 2017. They soon observed that the plants were germinating slowly, did not stand uniformly, and were too short.The farmers had expected 48 bushels or more of plump soybeans per acre, based on prior performance from other seeds. Instead, they got about 25 bushels per acre, and sometimes less — as little as five bushels per acre, the lawsuit claims.The farmers allege Cooper and another man, Greg Crigler, swapped out the good seeds for the bad ones at a warehouse in Sledge, Mississippi. The Black farmers were given the inferior seeds, and White farmers got the good ones, the lawsuit claims.Daniel Van Horn, an attorney for Crigler, has denied Crigler switched out the seeds. Van Horn said accusations of racism are bad, but “falsely accusing someone of racism is equally as bad.”Maria Calaf, a lawyer for Adel, Iowa-based Stine, said the racism accusations were “rank speculation.”And, Fowlkes asked the farmers’ lawyers if they had any facts supporting their racism claims.“How do we make the leap?” Fowlkes said.One of the farmers’ attorneys, J. Gerard Stranch, said that while he only joined the case late last year, he could file an amended complaint with more facts. The defense opposed that. Stranch did accuse Stine of engaging in a “continuous pattern of racketeering conspiracy.”Fowlkes set a March 15 mediation deadline. David Hall, one of the farmers, said he would rather go to trial than discuss a settlement.“I’m not happy with it,” Hall said of the mediation order.Defense attorneys declined comment after the hearing.last_img read more

Louisville Enters Season No 14 in United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll

first_imgFor the latest on Louisville men’s soccer, visit, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLMensSoccer, Facebook /UofLMensSoccer, and Instagram @UofLMensSoccer. Louisville was among seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams in this year’s preseason top-25, with every team landing within the top-16. The Cardinals finished the 2018 season ranked 16th in the United Soccer Coaches with an 11-5-3 record. 2019 SOCCER SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOWSeason tickets and single match tickets for the 2019 University of Louisville soccer season are also on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office. The 2019 Louisville soccer season tickets can be purchased online at The Cardinals preseason training begins Monday, August 12. Louisville will compete in a trio of exhibition matches against Lipscomb on Aug. 16 at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium, No. 2 Indiana on Aug. 21 in Westfield, Indiana, and against UAB on Aug. 24 at Lynn Stadium. The Cardinals will kick off the 2019 season against Cleveland State on Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m., inside Lynn Stadium. United Soccer Coaches preseason poll Reserved chairback tickets are priced at $106 for adults $85 for faculty/staff, and family of four or more $85 a ticket. General admission/berm seating is priced at $53 for adults and families of four or more $40 per ticket.  Story Linkscenter_img KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Louisville men’s soccer team will open the 2019 season ranked among the top squads in the nation as the Cardinals enter the season at No. 14 in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll released Tuesday, August 6. The Cards enter the season under first-year head coach John Michael Hayden. Louisville has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship five times in the last nine seasons, and has made the NCAA Tournament 11 of the last 12 seasons. Louisville’s 2019 schedule features seven teams ranked in the preseason poll, while four others received votes. The list of opponents included home matches against No. 8 Kentucky on Sept. 3, No. 16 Virginia Tech on Sept. 20, No. 13 Georgetown on Sept. 24, and No. 4 Wake Forest on Nov. 1. Tickets for the 2019 campaign are on sale now and can be purchased here. Season tickets packages include all UofL men’s and women’s soccer regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, visit, call 502-GO-CARDS or email  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

This Japanese Bra Eye Mask Is Totally Extra

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Village Vanguard is a retailer in Japan that consistently pumps out cute, quirky, and often weird pieces of merchandise that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. It’s meant for novelties like anime-themed goodies, flavored curries, and even shirts that make it look like you’re wearing a wet swimsuit beneath your clothes. But the latest product from the store may take the cake in terms of weirdness: a miniature lace bra meant to be worn as an eye mask.The lacy bra has decorated straps, cups, and plenty of details that make it look like an expensive piece of lingerie. It looks just like a tiny bra for a doll at that, albeit shaped a little weirdly. The two bra cups cover the wearer’s eyes, “healing eye cups” that actually feature fragrance as well, like the smell of feminine soap to really make you feel like you’ve plucked a bra off of a woman and have wrapped it around your face…if that’s something you’re interested in doing for some reason. That’s what this product is all about, anyway, let’s be perfectly honest.Source: Village VanguardLooking at the bra mask from behind, it’s missing a traditional bra closure with hooks, which might be a deal breaker for some, but if you’re wearing a bra mask for some reason, you should probably take what you can get at this point. And it’s already selling out. The Brassiere Eye Mask, its “proper” name, is coming to Village Vanguard stores instead on November 3, in white, blue, and pink colors so you can color coordinate with your outfits for the day. Each masks costs about $17.10, which is a small price to pay to give up your dignity, but if that’s what you’re into, that’s what you’re into. And hey, as a woman I might even be interested in checking one of these out to sleep in, even if it’s just to confuse people. Clearly eyes are not breasts, last time I checked.last_img read more

Why people pirate games

first_imgIt’s been said many, many times that people pirate because it’s easier. Sure, it’s free, but it’s also wrong and people fully understand that. What it often comes down to is that pirating something is just not as painful as buying it. And that doesn’t even count the getting dressed, driving to the store, waiting in line, driving home, and other boring parts of purchasing something legally. Once all that is done, the people who actually paid for the game really have to start jumping through hoops.Below there is a visual representation of the process that is required to get started with Batman: Arhkam City. This is far from the only game that does this, but it serves as a good example.Before we get going with the graphic it is worth noting that good customers are punished because people pirate games. If people didn’t pirate ridiculously huge numbers of games — like 4.5M copies of The Witcher 2 — then companies wouldn’t have to put measure like those below in place. Of course, the same measures that are meant to prevent piracy also help promote it with so what we have is a downward spiral where no one wins and some publishers feel it necessary to just skip the PC version of their games.As you can see above, the main culprit is Games for Windows Live. It’s a bad system that requires a number of steps and is an immediate turn off to many gamers. It’s not a good reason to go out a pirate a game, but the frustration it causes on games like Arkham City and Grand Theft Auto IV can be intense, especially when coupled with other DRM/login tools.Once pirating a game is considerable more difficult than buying it legally rates will drop — this is the old iTunes argument — because we know from previous findings that many pirates are actually great customers.See our previous post: Why people pirate movies.via redditlast_img read more

Going uber with Ebb and Flow

Flowing in with how water works Gaurav and Ritika’s collection aptly called Ebb and Flow was predominantly a sexy mix of bold cuts, granite greys and the fresh aqua. The designers played around with lines, sheers, satin and flowy georgettes to show how tides pattern nature – in ripples, turns and sharp lines. While grey and aqua dominated the collection, silver, dark blues and some pale peaches changed the mood. The collection also had some eye catching detailing with sharp lines breaking the cuts with drastic, eye-catching lines. Little foam bubbles on the shoes and the transparent goggles – thumbs up from us! read more

Report Arab Spring increases migration to EU

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 0 Comments   Share   BRUSSELS (AP) – A new report says applications for asylum in the European Union increased 16.2 in 2011 over the previous year, in part because of turmoil surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.The report, issued Friday by the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, says just over 302,000 people applied for asylum in 2011. That is still far fewer than the peak of 425,000 applications received in 2001. The difference between men and women when it comes to paincenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The commission also says that 80 percent of EU citizens surveyed agree that EU countries should offer protection and asylum to those in need. The same proportion believes asylum rules should be the same among all EU countries.Cecelia Malmstrom, EU commissioner for Home Affairs, says the findings show the EU “needs a strong and coherent migration policy.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more

awardsThe Travel CorporationTTC

first_imgawardsThe Travel CorporationTTC Last Thursday night, The Travel Corporation (TTC) won two awards for Contiki and Trafalgar brands at Mumbrella’s prestigious Travel Marketing Awards – with Contiki winning Travel Marketing Team Of The Year, as well as receiving a Highly Commended in the Ad Campaign of the Year for its What Will You Do In 2017 That You’ll Remember Forever? Campaign. Trafalgar was awarded Travel Brand Of The Year.“As a family of brands we are ecstatic about these incredible wins, such a wonderful achievement that re-affirms the brilliant and innovative work that our brands and the talented people behind them do every day,” said John Veitch, CEO of The Travel Corporation.A total of 19 Awards were handed out, with the leading companies in travel gathering to recognise the dynamic leaders in the travel industry, as Mumbrella saluted the integral part that travel plays in the Australian economy, and recognised the teams that deliver outstanding work and results on behalf the category.See all Award Winners HERElast_img read more