In the news today May 23

first_imgFour stories in the news for Thursday, May 23———TRUDEAU TO EXONERATE CHIEF POUNDMAKERPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit a Saskatchewan First Nation today to exonerate a chief unjustly convicted of treason more than 130 years ago. Trudeau is to vindicate Chief Poundmaker during a ceremony at the reserve that bears his name — Poundmaker Cree Nation — about 200 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. Members of the First Nation describe Poundmaker as an important political leader who spoke out against Treaty 6 and stood up for his people at the time of the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. They say Poundmaker was inappropriately labelled a traitor even though he stopped First Nations fighters from going after retreating federal forces that had attacked them.———PARTIES SHOP FOR HOUSING IDEAS FOR PLATFORMSFederal parties are preparing to chase voters with ideas for dealing with what a new survey suggests is a major concern across the country — housing affordability. The ideas being shopped around to stakeholders in the housing sector include spending on certain groups, such as veterans, and more spending to increase the supply of lower-cost housing units to further cool housing prices. The struggle with affordability and the price of housing in some markets is shaping up to be a key campaign issue. A survey being released today, conducted for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, suggests the cost of housing is seen as having the largest effect on quality of life in Canadian cities.———ACCESSIBILITY BILL A STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING LAWCanada’s accessibility minister says the government will be acting on the Senate’s proposed recommendations to strengthen the country’s first piece of accessibility legislation for people with disabilities. Carla Qualtrough sent a letter to disabled advocates saying the government planned to accept all the amendments senators had proposed for the Accessible Canada Act. Earlier this month, the Senate committee on social affairs, science and technology adopted several amendments that nearly a hundred disability organizations said were necessary to make the law effective. Chief among them was a call to set a timeline requiring the act to be fully implemented by 2040, as well as recognition of sign language as an official language among deaf Canadians.———CLEAN-ENERGY SECTOR GROWTH OUTPACES CANADA’SCanada’s clean-energy sector says it’s growing faster than the economy as a whole and is rivalling some better-known industries for jobs. Clean Energy Canada is releasing a study today it commissioned to try to paint the first real picture of an industry it feels nobody knows much about but that is critically important to the future both in terms of climate change and the economy. Nearly 300,000 people are directly employed across the industry, which encompasses everything from renewable-energy production and transfer to public transit and entrepreneurs developing products to help us live our lives producing fewer greenhouse-gas emissions. The clean-energy industry accounted for three per cent of Canada’s GDP in 2017.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations at its annual general assembly today in Meadow Lake, Sask.— The verdict is expected today in the case of a Halifax police officer charged with assaulting a homeless man outside a shelter.— Meteorologists from the Canadian Hurricane Centre will be in Dartmouth, N.S., today to discuss the general outlook for the upcoming 2019 hurricane season and the steps Canadians can take to be prepared.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Crosby Stills Nash And John Mayer To Light Up The Blues For

first_imgCrosby, Stills and Nash (CSN), John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stills and many special guests will return to Los Angeles on April 5 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.Also performing are special guests—rapper Watsky, indie artist Xolie Morra, Rio “Soulschocka” Wyles, Adam Mandela Walden, and Neal Katz. The benefit concert will begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 AM PT through all Ticketmaster outlets, and online here.The April 5 event spotlights Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks’ annual global awareness and fundraising campaign celebrated by the international Autism community during World Autism Awareness Day and throughout Autism Awareness Month in April. Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues Concert will go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.“We are so thrilled to be doing this again. Last year’s Light Up The Blues benefit was such an incredible event, life changing for all involved. We are so grateful to be able to bring such a special night of music to the Autism community and to support Autism Speaks,” says Kristen & Stephen Stills. Light Up The Blues will celebrate the many gifts of autistic individuals, while supporting Autism Speaks in their mission to raise awareness and continue to enact their successful advocacy on behalf of all those who navigate through the journey of Autism.“We value our partnership with the Stills family on this amazing event that not only has great music, but also highlights the incredible talents of individuals on the spectrum, and lets them shine bright for a wonderful evening,” said Matt Asner, Executive Director of Southern California for Autism Speaks.last_img read more

Attorney general suit Weinstein Co failed to protect women

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – New York’s attorney general is accusing Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of “repeatedly and persistently” sexually harassing female employees at his film company, according to a lawsuit filed on Sunday by the state prosecutor that could impact the company’s potential sale.“As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers filed against Weinstein and the company.Schneiderman launched a civil rights probe into the New York City-based company in October after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades.Weinstein’s attorney, Ben Brafman, released a statement Sunday evening saying many of the allegations against his client are “without merit.”“While Mr. Weinstein’s behaviour was not without fault, there certainly was no criminality, and at the end of the inquiry it will be clear that Harvey Weinstein promoted more women to key executive positions than any other industry leader and there was zero discrimination at either Miramax or TWC,” Brafman said.Scores of women, including well-known actresses, have come forward with stories of forced sexual encounters. Weinstein was fired by the film company he founded with his brother Robert and expelled from Hollywood’s movie academy.The attorney general’s office said the lawsuit was filed on Sunday partly due to reports of the company’s imminent sale, saying it believed it would leave victims without adequate redress.“Any sale of The Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enables will be unjustly enriched,” court papers said.Schneiderman’s investigation found that employees were subjected to various verbal threats from Weinstein such as “I will kill you, I will kill your family, and “you don’t know what I can do.”“To work for Harvey Weinstein was to work under a persistent barrage of gender-based obscenities, vulgar name-calling, sexualized interactions, threats of violence, and a workplace general hostile to women,” according to court papers.In one case, the probe found that “in a fit of rage against one female employee, he yelled that she should leave the company and make babies since that was all she was good for.”Female executives were forced to facilitate Weinstein’s sexual conquests with promises of employment opportunities to women who met his favour, according to the lawsuit, which also accused the company of being “responsible for the unlawful conduct” by failing to stop the abuse.The company and co-owner Robert “are liable because they were aware of and acquiesced in repeated and persistent unlawful conduct by failing to investigate or stop it,” court papers said.Representatives for Weinstein have previously denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.last_img read more

Air Canada supports aerospace mergers if benefits of competition remain alive

first_imgMONTREAL – Consolidation within the global aircraft manufacturing industry is fine as long as the benefits of competition remain alive, Air Canada’s CEO said Monday.“Having a dynamic where some of the smaller aircraft are supported by some of the larger aircraft manufacturers can actually be a good thing provided that there is still good competition and you’re not faced with a single source environment,” Calin Rovinescu said during an aerospace conference in Montreal.Bombardier is in the process of finalizing Airbus’s purchase a majority control of the C Series program, while Boeing is in talks to join forces with Brazil’s Embraer.Rovinescu said duopolies can get too cozy and act as a negative force against innovation, but the move can also help companies to scale up to ensure programs get to market.He said Airbus supporting the C Series and Embraer working with Boeing isn’t necessarily negative as long as a couple of competitors remain in the marketplace that allow smaller aircraft makers to continue innovating.“We like the fact that the C Series served as somewhat of a disruptor in the narrowbody segment of the market where you really do not see a tremendous amount of innovation for nearly three decades,” he said in a discussion with Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare.Bellemare said he doesn’t view the Boeing-Embraer tie-up as a “great marriage” but said Bombardier’s deal with Airbus will provide great value to the C Series program.He said the European manufacturer has an amazing customer reach and scale that will help to accelerate C Series sales, and a vast supply chain that can help the aircraft to achieve cost targets more quickly to meet customer demands for lower pricing.“It’s a big driving force behind our ability to take the cost down and get to cost target,” Bellemare added.The comments were made as Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced a $49.5-million investment in an aerospace consortium led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Inc.The funding is expected to create or maintain 300 jobs by helping Bell and 18 industry and academic partners develop innovative technologies, including fully autonomous aerial systems along with efforts to reduce noise.Bell Canada president Cynthia Garneau said the funding could help efforts to develop air taxis designed to reduce road congestion.“The future is not so far away and the future looks very uplifting,” she told the conference.Challenges to developing air taxis including battery technology, air traffic control, cost, certification and public acceptanceUber plans to test its network of electric “flying cars” that can take off and land vertically by 2020 in Dallas and Los Angeles.Meanwhile, the union representing Bombardier employees doesn’t anticipate overly acrimonious negotiations to renew the collective agreement once Airbus takes control of the C Series program.The contract expires Nov. 30 but the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) travelled to France to meet with the three main aerospace unions to learn more about their relationship with Airbus.David Chartrand, the union’s Quebec co-ordinator, says he was somewhat reassured because there is already a fairly strong union culture in both France and Canada.He says he was “happy” to negotiate with the French company rather than Boeing, the American aerospace giant that could have been Bombardier’s partner in the C Series.In March, Bombardier Aerospace workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new reciprocity agreement that ensures workers who switch between Bombardier and the future partnership don’t lose their pensions and keep most seniority benefits, including salary and vacation time.— With files from Julien ArsenaultFollow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B, TSX:AC)last_img read more

Rs 1 crore unaccounted cash seized in Kolkata 3 held

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police seized unaccounted cash worth more than Rs. one crore and arrested three persons in two separate raids in the city, a senior officer said on Wednesday. “Two persons named Kunal Kumar (29) and Rahul Kumar (27), both residents of Bihar, were arrested with unaccounted cash worth Rs 65 lakh from central Kolkata’s Mir Bhahar Road and Strand Road crossing at around 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday,” Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Praveen Tripathi told IANS. In another incident, a Kolkata resident named Mohan Agarwal (29) was arrested with unaccounted cash worth Rs 35.5 lakh from Strand Road, the officer said. Cases have been registered against the three accused in the Burrabazar Police Station under charges of theft (IPC 379) and various sections of the CrPC.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon to discuss planned Israeli settlements with Quartet partners

6 December 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he would discuss planned Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem with his diplomatic partners in the Quartet, which brings together the United Nations, European Union, Russian Federation and the United States in the search for a lasting solution to the conflict in the Middle East. Responding to press questions on the plans, Mr. Ban said the UN’s position on the illegality of settlements is well known.“These new tenders for 300 new homes in East Jerusalem, so soon after this Annapolis Middle East peace conference, I think, is not helpful,” said Mr. Ban, referring to the recent meeting in the US city that brought together Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well as top officials from concerned countries.“I will be discussing this matter with my Quartet partners,” he said. read more

Police investigating Saskatoons 14th homicide of 2019 after man dies following altercation

Saskatoon police are investigating the city’s 14th homicide of 2019, after a 27-year-old man died in hospital following an altercation in a parking lot on Northumberland Avenue.According to a police news release, emergency crews were called to the 900 block of Northumberland Avenue on Saturday around 2:15 a.m., after receiving reports that a man had been injured when an altercation broke out between a group of people in a parking lot.The man was transported to hospital, where police say he died from his injuries.Investigators with the major crimes, forensic identification and other investigative units attended the scene.Police arrested two people of interest shortly after 8 a.m. when a member of the traffic unit spotted a vehicle believed to be associated with the incident.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Police later issued a news release stating that one of the two men, age 26, is charged with second-degree murder and the other, age 33, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to aggravated assault.Because multiple people were present when the incident took place and some were recording video with their phones, police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the event, or recorded some or all of the incident to contact them at 306-975-8300, and ask to speak to an investigator in the major crimes unit. read more

Scout leader suspended after Scout group run from mosque is linked to

Information about a scout group run from a mosque has been passed to police after a Telegraph investigation linked it to an Islamic extremist and a man associated with Holocaust denial. The investigation also found girls as young as five in the group have been encouraged to record videos advocating wearing the hijab and that contrary to the Scouts own commitment to ‘British Values’, the group’s leader Ahammed Hussain has admitted to encouraging the members to be ‘Muslims first’. Hussain was on Friday night suspended… The Scout Association raised the alarm after the Telegraph found the Lewisham Islamic Centre had been segregating groups by gender, despite the Scout’s own commitment to mixed-sex groups. read more

New app launched by Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation

first_imgWith the growing use of smart phones, tablets and other hand-held devices, Atlas Copco says it is now taking full advantage of app technology to give its customers quick and easy access to information. First into the app world at the end of April 2012 will be the company’s Underground Rock Excavation division. By downloading its app free of charge, users will be able to get extensive access to the company’s wide range of underground face drilling rigs, loaders, trucks and other equipment. The exclusive content in the app includes high resolution images of the products presented as 3D turntables which enables the products to be viewed from all angles. In addition, all of the content can be synchronised so that it can be accessed offline.Paula Blamberg, Vice President Marketing Communications, Underground Rock Excavation, says: “Due to the staggering number of new mobile devices we now see in use, and knowing the capability of these devices, we see that this technology has huge potential to simplify the way our customers, the media and other important contacts can access our products. Information sharing has never been easier. You can easily pass on technical specifications or images with the touch of a button. Getting in contact with an Atlas Copco office has also never been easier as the GPS function will automatically direct you to the representative closest to you.” Apart from technical data, 3D images and video, the app will also feature case stories and a social news flow. Featured at the Atlas Copco booth at Intermat, attended by IM, the app will be available from the Apple App Store at the end of April and from the Google Play at the end of May.last_img read more

Sony fait appel à des enquêteurs spéciaux pour lattaque de son Playstation

first_imgSony fait appel à des enquêteurs spéciaux pour l’attaque de son Playstation NetworkLe groupe nippon a embauché des enquêteurs spécialisés afin de retrouver les auteurs de la cyberattaque contre la plateforme en ligne Playstation Network.Sony ne veut absolument pas que l’attaque des hackers contre son Playstation Network reste impunie. Il en va de la réputation du groupe japonais mais aussi de ses finances, car si les données bancaires collectées par les hackers étaient utilisées, il s’exposerait à des attaques pénales de grande ampleur de la part de ses clients. Pour résoudre cette enquête, Sony a donc engagé une équipe de la société privée Data Forté, dirigée par un ancien agent du service NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service), le service d’enquêtes criminelles de la marine américaine, ndlr), qui travaillera de concert avec les agents du FBI, également saisis du dossier, explique Le Monde.En outre, des enquêteurs spécialisés dans la cybersécurité de Guidance Software ainsi que des consultants de Protiviti participeront au “nettoyage” du réseau. Enfin, un cabinet juridique, Baker & McKenzie, a aussi été sollicité pour participer à l’enquête. Lundi, Sony a annoncé que la plate-forme de jeux en ligne Sony Online Entertainment avait également été piratée, en plus du Playstation Network et de Qriocity, le service de vidéo et musique en ligne du géant japonais.Le 5 mai 2011 à 11:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

International Federation of Women Lawyers – Courtesy Call at OPM in Grand

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 14, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Delegates of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), led by their International President Grand Bahama resident Jethlyn Burrows, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, on Monday, November 13.   Over 200 delegates are expected on island for their 36th Triennial Conference at the Grand Lucayan from today to November 17.The convention is being held under the theme, “The Economic Empowerment of Women and Children in an Evolving World.”   During the courtesy call, Minister Thompson welcomed the guests to Grand Bahama and said that while he knows they will have a successful convention, he hopes they will enjoy some of what Grand Bahama has to offer.FIDA, organized in 1944, is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation in consultative status with the United Nations.   The organisation functions to promote the principles and aims of the United Nations in legal and social aspects, as well as to promote friendly international relations and the welfare of women and children.Also present during the courtesy call were: Senate President, the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, who is expected to address the convention on Wednesday; Senator Jasmine Turner-Dareus; and Acting Permanent Secretary OPM, Grand Bahama, Harcourt Brown.(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Fairgoers feel deepfried

first_imgAs thousands flocked to experience the first weekend of the Clark County Fair on Saturday, the temperature in Vancouver rose to a record 103 degrees. The scorching temperatures helped cause heat-related illnesses for some fairgoers and prompted warnings from experts about the dangers associated with hot weather.NWS meteorologist Liana Ramirez said the higher-than-forecast temperatures are a result of a stronger flow of hot interior air from east of the CascadeRange. Such “offshore” flows of air bring hot weather to Western Washington and Oregon. The previous record high for Aug. 4 was 99 degrees in 1952.Saturday was the first time in more than three years that temperatures reached 100 degrees, Columbian weather blogger Steve Pierce said. The last time it happened was July 29, 2009, when the temperature was 108 degrees — the highest ever recorded at Pearson Field.Saturday’s extreme heat translated into several instances of heat-related health problems at the Clark County Fair.By late afternoon, a couple of people had been sent to the emergency room, said Danielle Coates, a registered nurse for PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Coates was working at the fair’s first aid booth on Saturday, and said a few people passed out from dehydration in the heat.Others were showing different signs of dehydration, including headaches and vomiting, said Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter Shawn Richey. His crew had received seven calls for heat-related health problems by about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, “but the day is still young,” he added. Many of the problems arose after 3 p.m., when the effects of peak temperatures were beginning to take their toll.last_img read more

Engineers work on plan to prevent further collapse of building

first_imgClick to enlarge Engineers are working to determine the best plan to prevent further collapse of a west Vancouver warehouse.Emergency crews were called to Vancouver Warehouse and Distribution Co., 1101 W. 11th St., about 2 p.m. Tuesday after the main floor gave way and an estimated 400,000 pounds of lead ingots fell on top of chemicals stored below.Crews worked into the late hours of the night to shore up the building’s exterior wall, which backs up to the BNSF Railway tracks. Trains were not allowed through the area for several hours over concerns that the vibrations could cause more of a collapse.City of Vancouver Building Official Sree Thirunagari said the worry is there is still a lot of lead on the compromised floor above rubbing alcohol stored below. Because of that, the building was condemned.“With all the weight still there, it’s still a precarious condition,” he said.Engineers from Vancouver’s Kramer Gehlen & Associates, Inc. are working with city engineers to develop a plan to shore up the entire building. They conducted a brief survey of the building, accessing it from the east side.“Our immediate goal is to prevent further collapse and remove the excess weight,” Thirunagari said. One option is to send someone into the area on a boom lift and remove each ingot one at a time; Thirunagari described the lead ingots as oversized bricks. He added the team also wants to either relocate the chemicals or “put some shoring around the chemicals so that if there’s further failure, it does not cause a hazmat situation.” Portable mechanical ventilation will help air out the lower level.last_img read more

Engaged employees are critical to business growth

first_imgEmployee Benefits Connect 2017: Organisations need to create a working environment that engages employees in order for the business to grow.Addressing delegates in the conference session ‘Putting people first: The importance of being human’ at Employee Benefits Connect 2017, Rachel Clacher (pictured), co-founder and director at Moneypenny, explained how the switchboard and telephone answering service has developed its own employee engagement approach.Moneypenny, which was ranked fourth in the Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies List 2017, engages employees with two mantras that it ingrains into its everyday working life. The first mantra is to treat others as you want to be treated yourself, and ‘Moneypenny love’ which is about doing what is right, a concept that grew organically in the organisation, rather than one that was purposefully introduced.Clacher said: “Engaged employees means engaged customers, which means businesses can thrive and grow.”Moneypenny also has its own fully-licenced pub in its office, the Dog and Bone, which is operated voluntarily by employees.The second mantra is to recruit for attitude, not just aptitude, to ensure that employees are the right fit for the organisation.Clacher said: “HR is about finding the right people, not just with the right skills but with the right attitude.”Moneypenny also recognises that the key to employee engagement is the involvement of line managers; those who have the most impact on employees’ day-to-day lives at work.Those managers should believe in the success of the business, provide clarity to employees about what ‘good’ looks like to the organisation, and be trusted to do the right thing for their people in order for that talent to grow, said Clacher.Clacher added: “If we want talent to join, and to stay and grow within our organisation and realise their potential, we need to make sure that they have the right managers. Mangers who themselves are engaged.”last_img read more

Coast Guard repatriates 17 Cuban migrants

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – The Coast Guard intercepted a small boat with over a dozen Cuban migrants near Marathon.Seventeen Cuban migrants were repatriated on Monday after the Coast Guard found the small boat Friday.When the migrants were on board the Coast Guard cutters, the 15 men and two women were given food, water and medical attention.They were then repatriated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

AGDC Continues Answering Questions For Environmental Review On LNG Project

first_imgThe AGDC has signed non-binding agreements to explore future deals with potential customers and possible financial partners in China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam, with more information about Chinese interest expected later in 2018. According to spending details presented to the Board of Directors, a significant portion of 2017 spending has gone toward project marketing, development, and outreach- making up roughly $5.2 million. While the AGDC fills in data gaps and provides details on project construction plans and operations, the state has been waiting for FERC to decide when it has enough information to issue a timeline for the project’s environmental review. The LNG project proposal is an 807 mile north-to-south pipeline from the North Slope oil and gas field to the liquefaction plant and marine terminal on the Kenai Peninsula, in Nikiski. Governor Bill Walker: “We have things in motion now that we’ve never had before. It’s great that we have the AGDC in existence.” The Environmental Impact Statement is said to the “largest and most complex of any that federal regulators have prepared for a LNG export project.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is continuing to work through the more than 1,000 data requests submitted to the state by federal regulators. The AGDC has stated that they anticipate to have the remaining data requests submitted with detailed answers by January 1, 2018, and February 1, 2018. The AGDC filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commision (FERC) 8 months ago for the proposed Alaska LNG (liquefied natural gas) Project. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-AGDC-continues-to-answer-questions-.mp3VmJennifer-on-AGDC-continues-to-answer-questions-.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Astros Win ESPY Award For Best Team

first_imgThe Astros were honored as best team for winning the franchise’s first World Series..@JoseAltuve27 couldn’t wait to hold the @astros’ ESPY for Best Team 😂 #ESPYS— ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 19, 2018 Congrats to our @astros on receiving the #BestTeam @ESPYS award tonight. Much deserved.#Houston is a city of champions. What our #Astros accomplished last season truly made an lasting impression not only for Houstonians, but the entire nation.#NeverSettle #EarnHistory #ESPYS— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) July 19, 2018Winners at the ESPY Awards presented Wednesday:Male athlete: Alex OvechkinFemale athlete: Chloe KimOlympic moment: Shaun WhiteChampionship performance: Nick FolesBreakthrough athlete: Donovan MitchellGame: U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team defeats CanadaMoment: Minnesota Vikings defeat New Orleans SaintsTeam: Houston AstrosCollege athlete: Baker MayfieldPlay: Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale hits second buzzer-beater to win NCAA women’s basketball titleRecord-breaking performance: Roger FedererInternational men’s soccer player: Cristiano RonaldoInternational women’s soccer player: Sam KerrNFL player: Tom BradyMLB player: Mike TroutNHL player: Alex OvechkinDriver: Martin Truex Jr.NBA player: LeBron JamesWNBA player: Maya MooreFighter: Terence CrawfordMale golfer: Jordan SpiethFemale golfer: Sung-Hyun ParkMale Olympian: Shaun WhiteFemale Olympian: Chloe KimMale tennis player: Roger FedererFemale tennis player: Sloane StephensMale action sports athlete: David WiseFemale action sports athlete: Chloe KimJockey: Jose OrtizMale athlete with a disability: Mike SchultzFemale athlete with a disability: Brenna HuckabyBowler: Rhino PageMLS player: Nemanja NikolicNWSL player: Megan RapinoeJimmy V Award for Perseverance: Jim KellyArthur Ashe Award for Courage: women who spoke out against sexual abuse by former team doctorPat Tillman Award for Service: Jake Wood, Team RubiconCoach: Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Add another one to the trophy case! 🏆— Houston Astros (@astros) July 19, 2018center_img Sharelast_img read more

Can This SelfLubricating Condom Transform Safe Sex

first_img ‘Consent Condom’ Requires Four Hands to Open Condoms come in all sizes, colors, flavors, and for-your-pleasure enhancements—perhaps none as pleasing as new self-lubrication.Boston University researchers this week unveiled a new auto-greasing rubber they hope will help put an end to unplanned pregnancies and infections.“Preventing the spread of HIV and other diseases is critically important,” study co-leader Mark Grinstaff said in a statement. “That really was the driving force for creating new technology here.”The contraceptive hasn’t actually been … run up the flagpole just yet.Instead, the team conducted a “touch test,” in which people felt and compared a standard, non-lubricated latex condom; a standard condom with personal lubricant applied; and a self-lubricated condom.Eighty-five percent of participants found that Grinstaff’s was the “most slippery to the touch.”“People found that to be an attractive feature,” the chemistry and biomedical engineering professor said. “Those in our survey who don’t typically use a condom said they would consider using [one] if it stayed slippery like this.”Condoms as a method for preventing sexually transmitted infections have been used since at least 1564; they are on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, and regularly sell about six to nine billion each year.But poor lubrication, according to WHO and the National Institutes of Health, have been putting people off of the barrier devices for years.It took more than three years of research and testing nearly 1,000 formulations for Grinstaff & Co. to find a winning combination of latex and lubricant (the title of Charlie Sheen’s memoir).To the naked eye, BU’s prototype looks like a typical male latex condom.On its surface, though, are polymers that capture moisture from water and bodily fluids, trapping liquids on the prophylactic for a consistently slippery sensation.Which, Grinstaff hopes, will help people forget objections to traditional condoms that can create too much friction, reduce pleasure, and cause discomfort.“Poor lubrication encourages condom misusage,” according to study co-author Stacy Chin, CEO of start-up HydroGlyde Coatings, a BU spin-off helping to bring the coated condoms to consumers.By improving comfort for users, “we can enable them to wear condoms more consistently and appropriately, preventing STIs and unplanned pregnancies,” Chin added.HydroGlyde Coatings hopes to have the self-lubricating male latex-based condom on the market in two years.Don’t get too excited about the prospect of well-oiled sex: The product will likely debut in Southeast Asia—the leading grower of rubber trees needed to make the malleable material.More sexy coverage on Stimulation Could Improve Women’s Sexual ResponseAlien Sex Fetish Speaks to ‘Desire for Novelty’This Vibrator Orders Pizza After You Climax Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img5. Saint Hilarion CastleThe stone work of this ruined castle almost blends in to the jagged mountain face, but that didn’t stop Walt Disney using it as inspiration for his Magic Kingdom. Looking for more island escapes? Check these out: The 17 most beautiful places in the Balearic IslandsSecret Islands: 7 European islands you’ve never heard ofSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Golden Beach, Karpas PeninsulaAlong the northern peninsula you’ll find some of the islands most secluded and unspoiled beaches, one of the best being Golden Beach on the Karpas Peninsula. More: 10 of the world’s best beaches: In pictures Greek in the south and Turkish in the north: since the opening of the Green Line in the early 2000s, Cyprus’s unique selling point gives visitors the chance to dip into two very unique cultures.In the north you’ll find some of the island’s best beaches, Islamic mosques and huge crusader castles, while in the south you can embrace the Greek’s laid back way of life in its pretty fishing towns. Here are the top 10 places not to be missed.Find flights to Cyprus1. Aphrodite’s RockAlong this beautiful stretch of coastline is the geological rock formation that is said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and fertility. 7. Churches in the Troodos MountainsDotted around the Troodos mountain range you’ll find plenty of isolated villages and traditional ornate churches. 8. Roman ruins in KourionDiscovered through excavation in the 1930s, this labyrinth of ancient ruins gives an insight into the lives of the island’s Roman settlers. 2. Cape GrecoA few miles east of Ayia Napa you’ll find this little piece of heaven. Escape the madness of 18-30s clubs and Irish bars and enjoy the peace and quiet of this secluded resort.center_img 9. Paphos HarbourThis busy tourist town is one of the most popular places to visit in Cyprus and for good reason. Along with plenty of bars, restaurants and other amenities are some incredible museums and historical landmarks. 4. Kyrenia (Girne)A Venetian castle, bustling harbour and impressive mountainous backdrop makes Kyrenia, (or Girne in Greek) one the island’s most popular towns. 6. LarnakaLarnaka manages to seamlessly blend all the elements of Cyprus into one town, with its busy promenade brimming with shops and cafes, its archaeological landmarks and a massive salt lake with the town’s Turkish quarter as its backdrop. 10. Famagusta’s ghost townA sad and eerie reminder or the north and south’s troubled relationship, the once lively resort of Varosha in Famagusta was abandoned during the Turkish invasion in 1974. Through binoculars you’ll see dust-covered 1970s cars and crumbling homes.More: 9 creepiest ghost towns in the world RelatedBargains of the week: Menorca | Dubrovnik | MadeiraSkyscanner’s bargains of the week feature some of the best beaches in Europe and North Africa.Where to go on holiday for early summer sun in 2019Looking for a summer holiday but don’t want to travel during peak season when prices go through the roof? Check out these short-haul destinations perfect for early summer and bag a cheap flight while the kids are still at school…Alternative beach holidays for summerFancy a beach holiday, but don’t want to battle through the crowds to find a good spot for your towel? We’ve rounded-up some exciting destinations that are a little off the beaten track – some in far-flung countries such as Japan and Malaysia, while others are a little closer to…last_img read more