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Human Swine Influenza Update April 30

first_imgAs of today, April 30, four new confirmed cases of human swine influenza have been reported. To date, a total of eight cases have been confirmed in Windsor, Hants Co. All are connected to the outbreak at King’s-Edgehill School. “We expected to see new cases and we anticipate more in the coming days. This is a constantly evolving situation and the important thing is for people to be aware of the situation and take the necessary precautions,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief public health officer for Nova Scotia. Taking preventative action is the best way for Nova Scotians to stay healthy. That means washing your hands thoroughly and often, coughing or sneezing into your sleeves, and staying away from public areas if you are sick. The use of masks by the general population is not recommended, as they have not been proven effective in reducing the risk of infection. Furthermore, the use of anti-virals such as Tamiflu is not recommended for treating mild illness or for prevention. The World Health Organization (WHO) raised the pandemic phase level to five Wednesday, April 29. The province has been using elements from its pandemic plan since the first cases were reported in Mexico. “The fact that the WHO has raised the level to five does not change our actions. We are well positioned to manage any public health issue,” said Dr. Ken Buchholz, senior physician advisor with the Department of Health, and a practicing primary care and emergency room physician. Cases in Nova Scotia have been mild to date, and there have not been severe cases like those being experienced in Mexico. More cases are expected. As with regular influenza, once numbers increase, it is normal to see more severe cases and even deaths. It is important to remember that daily activities should continue as normal. It is safe to go to school, work and socialize, as long as you do not have any symptoms. It is important that people with influenza-like symptoms, and have recently traveled to an area affected by human swine influenza, like Mexico, or have been in contact with someone who has human swine influenza, avoid close contact with others for seven days after symptoms start. This is the time when the illness can be spread to others. Stay home from work, school, public places and avoid social settings. Minimize contact with family members as much as possible. Like any illness, should symptoms worsen, people should visit a doctor or walk-in clinic and be sure to mention their travel history. For more information visit www.gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

Trudeau names Richard Wagner as Supreme Court chief justice

first_img“He is known for his collegial nature, being able to get along with people, and this is particularly important in terms of the highest court of the land,” Wilson-Raybould said.“As the chief justice, Beverley McLachlin leaves incredible shoes to fill, and I think that there are similarities but I’m confident that Justice Wagner will chart his own path, and it will be a positive path for the Supreme Court.”Wagner has long been familiar with the glare of publicity as the middle child of former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and one-time federal Conservative leadership candidate Claude Wagner.He is a firm believer in the independence of judges, once saying that “the judiciary is only accountable to the person subject to trial.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Montreal-born Richard Wagner, a self-proclaimed advocate of judicial independence, as the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.Wagner, 60, was called to the Quebec bar in 1980 and practised law until being appointed to the Quebec Superior Court in 2004. He sat in the civil, commercial and criminal divisions of the court until 2011 when he was appointed to the Quebec Court of Appeal.Former prime minister Stephen Harper named him to the Supreme Court only five years ago, and Wagner has another 15 years before mandatory retirement to define his legacy as chief.Wagner’s age may have given him an edge for the job over Rosalie Abella, 71, who was widely seen as the other leading contender for the position. Trudeau had been under pressure to name a Quebecer as chief, in keeping with the tradition of alternating between a civil code jurist from Quebec and a common-law one.The current chief justice, Beverley McLachlin, is stepping down Friday after 28 years on the court, including almost 18 years as chief. McLachlin, 74, is the first woman to hold the top job on the high court and also Canada’s longest-serving chief justice.Wagner is slated to take the oath of office as chief justice next Monday.In a statement Tuesday, Trudeau said he has the utmost confidence in Wagner’s ability to lead the court.“The judiciary, the legal profession, and all Canadians will be well served by his dedication to upholding the laws and Constitution upon which this country is founded,” Trudeau said.The chief justice fosters decision-making by consensus on the court, holds many leadership and administrative responsibilities and represents the Canadian judiciary at home and abroad, the Prime Minister’s Office noted.Trudeau spoke with Wagner on Monday night. Before choosing the chief justice, he consulted McLachlin, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and leading members of the Canadian legal community.Wilson-Raybould praised McLachlin as a galvanizing force on the court who served as an admirable ambassador, adding Wagner has many of the same qualities.last_img read more

Federal court orders Canada to hand over land to Blood Tribe

first_imgThe Blood Tribe reserve in Alberta is currently 547.5 square miles.Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsA federal court ruled Wednesday that Canada owes the Blood Tribe 162.5 square miles (258 square kilometres) of land to fulfill its Treaty obligations.“The Blood Tribe Chief and Councillors are pleased to announce that a judgement has been received from the Federal Court on what is known as the “Big Claim”, said a release from the community.“A claim which the Blood Tribe has been pursuing for many years.”The Blood Tribe, located in southern Alberta, first started the process of reclaiming their land in 1980.Under the Treaty Land Entitlement formula, the Blood Tribe was entitled to a reserve of 710 square miles (1,838 square kilometres). The current reserve is 547.5 square miles (1,418 square kilometres)According to the claim in the federal court, the Blood Tribe said that Canada failed to fulfill its Treaty obligation to provide one square mile of reserve land for each five members of the Blood Tribe.That would add approximately 100 square miles to the reserve.It also claimed that the lands between the St. Mary and Kootenay Rivers, to the mountains and to the International Boundary as its reserve; and that its reserve was established by the 1882 Nelson survey, which surveyed the southern boundary of the reserve 5 miles further south than it is currently.“The Federal Court’s findings agreed with the Blood Tribe’s claim that there was an outstanding Treaty obligation and that the Tribe is owed a further 162.5 square miles based on the population at the time,” the statement said.“The Blood Tribe trusts that given the history of the Big Claim and the fact that both the ICC and the Federal Court have found that the Blood Tribe has a valid claim that Canada will not be appealing this recent judgement and that there will be finality to this long outstanding treaty obligation.”The Big Claim was ordered to be to be heard in the Federal Court as three phases.Phase one was the oral history evidence of Blood Tribe Elders, heard in May, 2016, phase two was a hearing on the substantive legal issues that was heard in May and June of 2018, and phase three willdeal with the damages that the Blood Tribe suffered.Leaders in the community first went to the specific claims court in 1996 but in 2002, Canada informed the Blood Tribe that the entire claim was rejected for negotiation through the specific claims process.It was then pursued through the Federal Court.“Now that the Federal Court of Canada has provided its decision Blood Tribe Council will be reviewing the options available to the Blood Tribe including the steps to bring this before the Court to have Phase 3 held and will continue to keep Blood Tribe members informed on the steps being taken in the Big Claim,” the statement said.No one from the community was available for an interview.The trial will continue at a later date to hear evidence and submissions on the remedy on the breach of treaty.tpimentel@aptn.ca@Tamara_aptnlast_img read more

Yellow vests protesters continue their roundabout fight

first_imgSENLIS, France — A roundabout next to the busiest of France’s motorways has been transformed into a symbol of the yellow vest revolt — and the protesters camped out here for the past two months are digging in for the long haul.With its makeshift grocery, camp beds and community spirit, the large central island about 60 kilometres north of Paris is home to dozens of yellow vest protesters who gather there day in, day out to organize their fight against the French government.Like the reflective safety vests, occupied roundabouts have become a trademark of the protest movement shaking up France. Ahead of a ninth straight weekend of planned protests in Paris and across France, demonstrators in Senlis are adamant they are digging in for the long haul.Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Saudi Aramco offers to energise crude oil supplies to India

first_imgNew Delhi: The world’s largest oil company Aramco will provide additional crude oil to domestic oil refiners to meet shortages arising from the US decision to lift Iran sanction waivers from major oil importing countries, including India. Sources in state-run oil companies said that the Saudi Arabian oil giant has offered to increase crude oil supplies to India by 200,000 barrels a day (bpd) that would meet almost half of the country’s oil imports that was coming from Iran. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraOn an annual basis, 200,000 bpd of oil equals about 10 million tonne (mt) of oil per year. India imported 23.9 mt of crude oil from Iran in FY19, making the Gulf country the third biggest exporter of oil after Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Aramco’s offer to Indian oil companies is for deliveries starting June. The oil situation is also expected to get clearer from June when the full might of US sanctions would come into play. Though US sanction waiver was lifted from May 2, India is still getting some oil from Iran on contracts reached earlier. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysSources said that while the Saudi offer of increased oil quantity has generally been welcomed by domestic oil companies as it will help alleviate the squeeze driven by US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, the supply is unlikely to be made on terms given by Iran. In fact, refiners would face a heftier bill on Arab light crude. Iran used to offer Indian refiners 60 day credit for oil deliveries and also gave discounts on freight and insurance. Saudi Arabia on the other hand charges an Asian premium for its crude oil exports to India. It is for this reason that India has been expanding the list of oil source markets to prevent disruptions in one part of the world from affecting its supplies. India imports more than 80 per cent of its oil requirements and it is thus imperative for it to ensure that supply lines are maintained at all times. With Iran and Venezuela, which is the fifth largest supplier of crude to India, coming under US sanctions, India has also started exploring higher oil imports from other Latin American countries such as Brazil and Mexico with which it has shared a healthy economic relationship. Indian oil companies are also exploring raising imports from African countries and looking at the US shale oil option. According to data from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Iraq sold 46.61 mt crude oil to India during FY19, which is two per cent more than the 45.74 mt it had supplied in FY18. This helped Iraq to become the top oil exporter to India. India provisionally imported 207.3 mt of crude oil in FY19, down from 220.4 mt in the previous financial year. Saudi Arabia has traditionally been India’s top oil source, but it came second in FY19. In 2018, Saudi Arabia exported 40.33 mt oil, up from 36.16 mt oil sold in the previous year. Iran on the other hand sold 23.9 mt of crude in FY19, up from 22.59 mt in the previous year. UAE topped Venezuela to become India’s fourth-largest crude supplier. It sold 17.49 mt of crude oil to India in FY19 against 17.32 mt of oil coming from Venezuela. The Finance Ministry is also closely watching the economic costs of non-Iranian oil imports from other alternative markets like Iraq and Saudi Arabia, following the United States’ withdrawal earlier this month of the waiver granted last year to some countries by the US on its Iran sanctions. Following the withdrawal of the US waiver, India has stopped contracting oil shipments from Iran this weekend, an official source said here on Wednesday. Petroleum Minister Dharmenra Pradhan last month had said that government has put in place a robust plan for the adequate supply of crude oil to Indian refineries. There will be additional supplies from other major oil producing countries and Ind ian refineries are fully prepared to meet the national demand for petrol, diesel and other petroleum products, he said. With 80 per cent of India’s requirements being met through imports, higher-priced oil from non-Iranian sources can make a big dent in the country’s current account deficit and forex reserves. Oil imports from Iran in the past fiscal ended March amounted to about $9 billion, as per industry figures. Official sources here said that getting oil from alternative sources would have financial implications and lead to further pressure when crude touches $75-80 per barrel in the near-term, putting pressure on India’s import bill. Iran used to offer India a longer credit period of 60 days compared to other crude suppliers, while the cargo insurance was free, the sources said. Imports from Iraq, UAE and Saudi Arabia will now be on the higher side, without some of the benefits that Iran was giving, they added. Iran’s eight biggest oil buyers — China, India, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Taiwan — had received the US waivers last November, which had allowed them to continue importing limited volumes of Iranian crude.last_img read more

Burundi targets respiratory diseases in new UNbacked vaccine scheme

21 September 2011Burundi has intensified its efforts in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases in a United Nations-backed initiative that adds acute respiratory infections to the list of illnesses targeted in regular national childhood immunization campaigns. “Of all the health interventions available, immunization is one of the most efficient and cost effective, saving millions of children in the world,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative Souleymane Diabate said in Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, of the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine against respiratory infections that include pneumococcus-caused pneumonia.The new vaccine, which was launched during an official ceremony in the province of Kayanza yesterday, joins those against tuberculosis, polio, measles, and the combined immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B and haemophilus influenza in the national campaign that covers 320,000 children between birth and 11 months.This initiative is supported by UNICEF, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the public-private Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI).In Burundi, acute respiratory infections, which include pneumonia caused by pneumococcus, constitute the second major cause of under-five child mortality. Pneumococcal infection is responsible for 1.6 million deaths each year in the world, including a million children under five, of whom pneumonia claims 89 per cent, meningitis 6 per cent, and other serious complications 5 per cent. Around 90 per cent of these deaths occur in developing countries. Burundi is one of a handful of African nations to take this step forward. The vaccine is already being administered in developed countries with significant results in the reduction of the number of cases of pneumonia caused by pneumococcus. “Immunization is neither a favor nor a privilege that only certain children have the chance to receive,” Mr. Diabate said. “Immunization is a right to be fulfilled for all children in the world.” read more

The White House accidentally sent its internal TrumpUkraine talking points to the

‘Whatever you can do’: Call transcript shows Trump asked Ukraine president to look into Joe Biden’s son Why has it taken so long for Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump? Read the unclassified memo: Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president The White House argues that Trump “did not mention Rudy Giuliani or Vice President Biden until after President Zelenskyy had raised Giuliani first.” But the email glosses over the fact that Trump did mention Biden of his own accord.The White House also claims in the email that “the real scandal” is about leaks in the run-up to the release of the rough transcript. And the email claims that the whistleblower complaint “was handled absolutely by the book and it was properly determined that no further action should be taken.”Democrats have maintained that a quid pro quo is not necessary for the president’s conduct to be impeachable. They have also pressed for the White House to release the whistleblower complaint to the House and Senate intelligence committees, for the whistleblower to be allowed to testify and for Barr to recuse himself until the matter is resolved. In the hours after the release Wednesday of the rough transcript of President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House circulated an email with proposed talking points for Trump’s defenders.Unfortunately for the White House, the email was mistakenly sent to not only Republicans but also Democratic lawmakers and their staffs.The message, titled, “What you need to know: President Trump’s call with President Zelenskyy,” was quickly recalled — but not before Democrats took to Twitter to ridicule the White House over the error.“I would like to thank @WhiteHouse for sending me their talking points on how best to spin the disastrous Trump/Zelensky call in Trump’s favor,” Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., said in a tweet. “However, I will not be using their spin and will instead stick with the truth. But thanks though.”I would like to thank @WhiteHouse for sending me their talking points on how best to spin the disastrous Trump/Zelensky call in Trump’s favor. However, I will not be using their spin and will instead stick with the truth. But thanks though.— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) September 25, 2019Another Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Bill Pascrell, N.J., shared the full talking points in a tweet, calling them “complete Orwellian lies and toxic trash.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“But maybe you’d like to read them to appreciate their corruption! Hazmat suit possibly required,” he said.Several Democratic Hill staffers said they had received the talking points as well as a follow-up email recalling the message.The trump White House just accidentally sent our office their talking points for deflecting trump’s treachery. They’re complete Orwellian lies and toxic trash, but maybe you’d like to read them to appreciate their corruption! Hazmat ☢️ suit possibly required. pic.twitter.com/twcYGkcO7h— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) September 25, 2019According to the rough transcript of the call, Trump repeatedly said Zelensky should work with Attorney General William Barr or Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani had separately pressed Ukrainian officials to investigate the conduct of former vice president Joe Biden.Among the talking points distributed by the White House is the claim that there was no quid pro quo and that “what the President actually talked about was entirely proper.”Related read more

Fortescues Solomon mine lets contract for modular iron ore processing plant

first_imgThe Thiess Sedgman Projects joint venture (TSP) has been awarded a A$64 million contract for the design and construction of a 7.5 Mt/y (ROM feed) modular iron ore processing plant at Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) Solomon iron ore mine in Western Australia. This plant is an important element in Fortescue’s vision of operating the Solomon mine without the need for a new wet plant at the Firetail ore processing facility (OPF). The modular plant will be delivered by the TSP, a project specific joint venture established by Sedgman and Thiess Pty Ltd.Sedgman Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Peter Watson said the contract is the company’s first major iron ore project and represents a significant and successful milestone in its diversification strategy. “Sedgman and Thiess have an established track record of delivering coal process and materials handling projects over the last 12 years and we are excited to be able to broaden this relationship to the iron ore sector.“The award of this contract followed an Early Contractor Involvement process and is testament to the process design and delivery capability that TSP was able to demonstrate to Fortescue. We look forward to delivering a successful outcome for the project and further strengthening our relationship with Fortescue.”In its June quarterly report, FMG noted that “construction of a detrital processing plant at Solomon was approved at the end of May 2014. This facility will allow detrital ore to be processed, eliminating the need for an expensive wet plant addition to the Firetail OPF and freeing the Kings Valley OPF to process Kings CID ore. Early contractor involvement is underway and an award for the core processing facility is expected in July 2014. Project duration is estimated at 55 weeks at a cost of approximately $105 million.last_img read more

Ionian region promoted in Sydney

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The campaign promoting the Ionian Islands unfurled its banner in Sydney’s Holiday and Travel Show last week, capping a pioneering visit by a senior delegation from the region. Vice Regional Governor of the Ionian Islands, Christos Skourtis said in Sydney that the Ionian region continues to challenge the current economic difficulties being felt in Greece. “Our cultural and entrepreneurial spirit are igniting an economic renaissance on the islands” said Mr Skourtis. Mr Skourtis, who led the delegation, added that the cultural and environmental diversity of Corfu, Paxos, Ithaca, Kefallinia and Lefkas make the Ionian Islands unique in the Mediterranean. “The islands have been a cultural crossroads from 1700BC to now, Ancient Greeks, Eretrians, Romans, later the Byzantines, then Venetians, French and finally the British have all impacted on the Ionians.” During presentations in Sydney and Melbourne the Ionian promoters encouraged Australian visitors ‘doing Europe’ to make use of the increasing number of direct flights from Italy to access the islands. The Sydney presentation by the Ionian Inspires Australians campaign followed promotional events in Melbourne aimed at encouraging greater trade and cultural connections between the Ionian region and Australia. During meetings with business leaders in both cities, opportunities for expanding imports of Ionian natural products and foodstuffs were discussed. The initiative to grow further links between the region and Australia developed as a result of the inaugural tour to Corfu by the Melbourne-based Australian Hellenic Cricket Federation in 2010. Campaign organisers are keen to continue pursuing collaborative trade, cultural and sporting projects between Australia and the Ionian. For further details go to www.ionianinspires.comlast_img read more

Une nouvelle interface graphique pour la messagerie de Google

first_imgUne nouvelle interface graphique pour la messagerie de GoogleGmail va bénéficier d’une nouvelle interface graphique et Reader va également être remanié, annonce Google. Gmail, la messagerie électronique de Google va bénéficier d’une nouvelle interface graphique. En fait, le géant de l’Internet avait réalisé et posté une vidéo montrant cette nouvelle interface sur la plateforme Youtube. Elle s’est alors répandue comme une traînée de poudre.Pourtant, il ne s’agit pas d’une révolution car le thème “aperçu” proposé pouvait déjà être adopté grâce à des modifications de réglages dans les paramètres de la messagerie. Mais quelques nouvelles fonctions font désormais leur apparition : l’interface s’adapte automatiquement à la taille de la fenêtre, la taille des modules peut être changée et la recherche de courrier peut répondre à davantage de critères et de filtres avancés, d’après 01 Net. Google adopte aussi une présentation est plus aérée. La firme de Mountain View a ensuite annoncé de façon officielle que l’interface de Reader allait être révisée et abandonner ses fonctions sociales (liste d’amis, partage de liens…). Ces données seront désormais l’apanage de Google+. Le 22 octobre 2011 à 10:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Dr Mario

first_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Dr. Mario Pronounces You Dead!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Dr. Mario. Stay on targetcenter_img Who Are They?While he’s a plumber primarily, Mario wears many hats from boxing judge to world-class golfer. And although Dr. Mario’s mechanics alone would have made it an above average falling-block puzzle game on NES, the fact it stars Mario in a doctor’s outfit using pills to fight viruses I think puts it over the top. Mario’s medical history is one of the richest untapped veins of Mario lore.Smash HistoryFor the most part the secret characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee were mildly altered clones of the main cast so they didn’t take as long to develop. Fans weren’t super pleased about this, and Dr. Mario was seen as especially lazy. However, enough time had passed Melee and when the good doctor made his return in Smash Wii U/3DS I’d say people were more receptive.What Looks New in Ultimate?Dr. Mario’s main difference from Mario is that Dr. Mario is more powerful but slower. And in general this trade-off ends up making him Dr. Mario worse. In Ultimate Dr. Mario seems to have even more power but with reduced lag. And he has a new satisfying down air where he stomps opponents into oblivion. Oh, and he waves his diploma around. But with Mario also receiving many of these buffs, we don’t expect their positions on the tier list to swap anytime soon.Our Hopes?I know they are usually bad, but I really love playing hard-hitting heavy characters. I’m enamored with Dr. Mario’s new down air because it looks like Ganondorf’s old auto-cancelling down air, and Ganondorf’s down air is far and away my favorite move in Smash. If that’s the case, Dr. Mario in Smash Ultimate will be exponentially more appealing to me than he’s ever been.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guidelast_img read more

Lightning Strike Kills 300Pound Bear in Colorado

first_img Watch: Deputies Help Bear Family Rescue Cub Trapped in DumpsterCouple Uses Baseball Bat, Fists to Fight Off Bear That Entered Home Stay on target We usually hear about the dangers of lightning strikes — the U.S averages 51 annual lightning strike fatalities in the last 20 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But humans are not the only victims of lightning strikes — animals are, to0.On Monday night, a bear in Colorado was killed when the tree it was sitting in was struck by lightning, according to wildlife officials.The bear was in a tree and died instantly, Colorado Parks and Wildlife SE Region said on Twitter. (Photo Credit: CPW SE / Twitter)“[The bear] died instantly,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) Southeast Region said on Twitter on Tuesday.The incident occurred in Woodland Park in Teller County, Colo.The agency cautioned that lightning doesn’t just kill people in the state, but wildlife also can suffer a similar fate.CPW officer Tim Kroening estimated that the bear weighed around 300 pounds.Lightning doesn’t just kill people in Colorado. This tree in Woodland Park was struck by lighting late Monday night. Unfortunately, this old bear was in the tree. It died instantly. @COParksWildlife officer Tim Kroening estimates the bear weighed around 300 pounds. pic.twitter.com/LLSK5umxIo— CPW SE Region (@CPW_SE) August 13, 2019The age of the bear was unclear, but based on his weight, he was determined to be an older bear, CPW spokesman Jason Clay told the Denver Post.According to Clay, while it’s also possible that the bear died from the fall if he was located very high up in the tree, park officials are certain lightning was the cause of the bear’s death.In June, two giraffes were killed by lightning at a Florida safari park. But perhaps the most famous lightning strike victim (and survivor) of the animal world is Sparky the bison at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa, who was struck in 2013.Sparky the bison was struck by lightning in 2013, but survived. (Photo Credit: Karen Viste-Sparkman /USFWS)Sparky went on to live — with burn marks — for another five years.Direct lightning strikes, however, are not as common as the other ways people and animals are struck by lightning.According to the National Weather Service, a side flash (also called a side splash) occurs when lightning strikes a taller object (such as a tree) near the victim and a portion of the current jumps from the taller object to the victim.When lightning strikes a tree or other object, energy can also travel outward from the strike in and along the ground surface — this is known as the ground current. Anyone outside near a lightning strike is potentially a victim of ground current.More on Geek.com:Watch: Woman Films Dangerous ‘Positive Lightning’ Bolt in FloridaFirefighters Find Eerie Tree Burning From Inside After Lightning StrikeLightning Strikes: New Report Reveals 10 Most Struck U.S. Stateslast_img read more

Battle Ground attorney who donated her time dies at 63

first_imgJill Kurtz, an attorney known for being a sleeves-rolled-up leader in many community clubs in north Clark County, died of a pulmonary embolism Sunday at her home in Battle Ground. She was 63.Kurtz is survived by her husband David, three children and two grandchildren.A full-time probate attorney and serial volunteer, Kurtz is remembered by friends and family for mixing persistence with patience. She was a partner at her family’s law firm, an avid gardener, an equestrian and a member of numerous community organizations.Yet she made time for both clients and coworkers — who were often her family, too.“Clients felt they could just walk in and see her. She would make time,” said son David Kurtz, who practices probate law at the firm alongside his two uncles, brother and cousin. “She was extremely generous with her time to the point I felt she was overextending herself. But she just enjoyed it. It was never something she felt was a burden.”For Kurtz, family and law seemed to go hand in hand.After graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1981, she began practicing law with her father, Earl Jackson Sr. After his death four years later, she and her two brothers founded the firm Jackson, Jackson & Kurtz, with a bailiwick in estate planning and real estate law.By then she had married a lawyer, too, and had given birth two sons who would join the family firm years later.“After school, we’d hang out at the firm and wait until she was done to take us home,” said David Kurtz. “We did spend quite a bit of time in the conference room, now that I think of it. I think it was kind of destined we were going to be attorneys.”last_img read more

Rashford assures he will be fit for the start of the

first_imgThe Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford who missed an open training session with a knock, but fears he could miss the tournament have assured fans he is fit enough to play the World Cup tournament.The 20-year-old Manchester United forward is currently in Russia with the England squad ahead of their World Cup campaign. However, there were fears the 20-year-old could be forced to miss some or all of the opening group games with an injury. He was seen hobbling out of a training session in Repino, but he has since allayed those fears.“Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting,” he Tweeted to his 1.13 million followers.“Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about.” harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting. Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about ?? #ThreeLions— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 13, 2018The starlet lit up the Three Lions’ last game against Costa Rica by scoring an absolute belter and looking to take players on at any possible opportunity.England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. They face Panama on June 24 before a potential top-of-the-table clash with Belgium on June 24.last_img read more

De Laurentiis Fine teams who finish bottom

first_imgNapoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is of the view that the Serie A should fine teams who finish bottom.The Napoli supremo feels there is nothing romantic about smaller sides fighting for their lives with the likes of Frosinone always dropping out and returning to the top division.“You finish first, you get €100m, for example,” he told the New York Times and cited via Football Italia.“You finish second, you earn €50m, and so on. But if you finish last, you pay a fine.“Frosinone [arrived in Serie A] already relegated. Clubs like Frosinone do not draw fans, or interest, or broadcasters to the League.An evening with Aurelio De Laurentiis, in which he suggests that teams who get relegated should be fined for being rubbish, and talks an unexpected amount about the ‘Ndrangheta https://t.co/obJkRA02s0— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) January 21, 2019Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“They come up, they do not try to compete, and they go back down, except with their coffers stuffed by what he sees as an unwarranted share of the division’s television revenue.“The problem is the small teams have the same rights as the big one. Why should Frosinone have a season in Serie A, be given a slice of the pagnotta and then be relegated back to the third division?“If they cannot compete, if they finish last, they should have to pay a fine. They shouldn’t be given money for failing.“Promotion and relegation is the biggest idiocy in soccer. Especially when you also have UEFA trying to force clubs to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.“Clubs should be structured geographically, so they can all be self-sufficient. If they cannot survive financially, if they cannot be self-sufficient, they should be booted out.”last_img read more

Trump creates petition to stand for national anthem

first_imgTrump’s petition is paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, and is on the Republican National Committee’s website.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Two dozen NFL players continue to kneel during the National Anthem, showing total disrespect to our Flag & Country. No leadership in NFL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017After meeting with team owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes “everyone should stand for the national anthem.” However, he said the league will not change its policy to require players to stand. (WSVN) – President Trump has launched a petition to stand for the national anthem, Fox News reports.The president has publicly called out NFL players for refusing to stand for the anthem as they protest racial injustice.After Trump called for protesting players to be fired, players across the NFL doubled down by kneeling, locking arms, or sitting during the anthem.Trump said the players’ actions were “disgraceful,” saying that kneeling during the anthem was “total disrespect for our great country.”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday July 3 2019

first_imgKavitha George, KMXT – Kodiak Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks The Yukon River summer chum salmon run has rebounded from a late and weak start. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Holly Carroll says a sonar count on the lower river has surpassed a minimum escapement goal, and the return is looking much stronger. Amy Mostafa, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Anchorage wildfire forces rapid response to contain Laura Kraegel, KUCB – Unalaska The Environmental Protection Agency has released its formal comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine. One study it cites centers on salmon habitat — and what stones in fish ears can tell us. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews State officials say wildfire ignited near Talkeetna and Parks Highway, warn of possible evacuations and delays Mount Marathon Race officials offer deferral due to wildfires smoke Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Cleanup crews have recovered about a third of the 5-thousand gallons of diesel that spilled Tuesday afternoon when a double-tanker truck wrecked on the Richardson Highway near Copper Center. Hundreds protest Governor’s budget vetoes outside Anchorage legislative office A fast-moving wildland fire erupted in east Anchorage yesterday [7/2] afternoon. What officials are calling the MLK Fire — so named because it was first spotted near Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Avenue — was first reported around 4:30 pm. Flames got to about a half-mile from some homes, but ultimately were contained within the greenbelt. There were no reports of lost life or property. Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Every year on the 4th of July, mountain runners from Alaska and across the world gather to run in Seward’s Mount Marathon Race. Normally, runners can defer only under very special circumstances, but this year marathon officials are granting all runners an option to defer their registration to 2020 due to the wild fire smoke expected to remain in the area. Yukon River summer chum salmon run rebounds from weak start Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks center_img Study on salmon ear stones cited by EPA in Pebble draft EIS comments Erosion is an ever-present issue for coastal highways. It’s of particular concern for Kodiak, where a large portion of the major road system sits right alongside the ocean. The state is working to slow the inevitable along the Chiniak Highway. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Anchorage Legislative Information Office to protest Governor Mike Dunleavy’s recent budget vetoes. At the rally, local politicians and community advocates led the large crowd in chants and urged them to demand lawmakers overturn the governor’s vetoes. Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor declares disaster emergency due to Shovel Creek wildfire Cleanup crew recover diesel spilled after double-tanker wreck on Richardson Highway Alex Hager, KDLG – Dillingham Sitkans protest conditions in detention centers from afar St. Paul’s rogue rat is dead after 10 months of evading traps and causing ecosystem concerns Nina Sparling, KCAW – Sitka The border crisis maybe thousands of miles away, but that hasn’t stopped Sitkans from expressing their disapproval for current immigration policy. A group of about two dozen Sitkans gathered to protest family separation and the detention of migrant children during the lunch hour Tuesday, as part of a national day of action. Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Bryce Ward has declared a disaster emergency due to the 10 thousand acre Shovel Creek wildfire threatening neighborhoods in the Murphy Dome and Chatanika River areas. St. Paul Island’s rogue rat has met its demise — after 10 months of evading capture and living large at the local fish plant. The rat was found dead last weekend. Alaska Public Media – Anchorage State officials say a wildfire has ignited near Talkeetna and the Parks Highway, in an area east of Montana Creek Road. Alaska State Troopers are warning of possible evacuations, delays for motorists and emergency vehicles on the highway. DOT’s Chiniak Highway Erosion Control Project fights a never-ending battle against coastal erosion Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage last_img read more

Infosys Breaks Convention Delays Q4 Results

first_imgInfosys Ltd., India’s second largest software services firm, which begins the quarterly earnings season, won’t be doing so this quarter. Instead, it will be rival Tata Consultancy Services this time.The company did not cite any reason for the slight delay this time, though it usually releases its results in the second week of April.”A meeting of the Board of Directors of the company will be held on April 24, 2015, inter alia, to consider the audited financial results for the quarter and year ending March 31, 2015,” the software firm said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday.Tata Consultancy Services, the largest domestic IT firm, is set to start earnings season for fourth quarter on 16 April.Analysts say that chief executive officer Vishal Sikka is seeking more time to finalize the roadmap needed to restructure into a next-generation service company.Sikka and senior executives in Infosys are currently in the process of finalizing the strategy document that has caused the delay; Infosys wants to outline the roadmap when it declares its numbers, according to three other Infosys executives familiar with the development who asked not to be identified as they are not authorized to speak with the media, Livemint reports. The $8.2 billion IT services company is expected to outline new metrics to ascertain the progress of the revival strategy initiated by the new chief executive after taking charge in August 2014.”Postponement of Infosys results might be keeping in view that Vishal Sikka, the new CEO, will get enough time to give out a direction and strategy for FY16 for Infosys, which has been struggling to match industry growth for three years,”said Ankita Somani, IT analyst with MSFL Research, to Deccan Herald.”In addition, overall we have been getting mixed signals regarding the demand environment for IT companies. Therefore, a slight delay in result declaration may increase visibility on client budgets and project kickstarts,” Ankita added.The Bengaluru-based company recently announced an average salary hike of 6.5 per cent as it faces the highest attrition rate among domestic IT firms.Infosys reported a revenue growth of 2.6 percent in the third quarter ending December 2014, helped by growth in all verticals and new client additions.last_img read more

Mintoo Alal Sohel didnt file nomination papers

first_imgAbdul Awal Mintoo, Moazzem Hossain Alal, Habibun Nabi SohelBNP vice chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo, joint secretary general Moazzem Hossain Alal and Dhaka south unit president Habibun Nabi Sohel have not submitted nomination papers.The BNP chairperson’s media wing official Sayrul Kabir confirmed this as Wednesday was the last day for filing nomination papers for 30 December parliamentary polls.The BNP official, however, could not say the reasons of their absence from the electoral contest.Abdul Awal Mintoo bought nomination forms for contesting polls from Feni-3 constituency and as a backup candidate for Khaleda Zia from Feni-1, in case she is declared disqualified, the BNP official said.Moazzem Hossain Alal wanted to contest from Barishal-2 constituency and Habibun Nabi Sohel from Dhaka-8 constituency.Candidates of all political parties that are contesting polls submitted their nomination papers to the respective returning officers by Wednesday.Alongside Mintoo, former Jubo Dal leader Rafiqul Islam is also an alternative candidate from Feni-1 if Khaleda Zia cannot contest elections.Former whip Shahidul Haque Jamal also bought nomination paper for Barisal-2 constituency, from where Alal wanted to contest.Earlier, he contested the elections from Dhaka-13. The BNP chairperson’s adviser Abdus Salam got nomination from Dhaka-13 constituency.Habibun Nabi Sohel has been in the jail after he was arrested from Gulshan on 18 September. None submitted nomination on his behalf.last_img read more

15 Tips for Succeeding as an Independent App Developer

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read How can you succeed as an independent app developer when there is already more than a million apps in the Apple and Google Play App stores? Having interviewed more than 300 app entrepreneurs, I’ve rounded up the best tips from some of the most successful indie app developers to help you find success in today’s ever-changing mobile app space.1. Study the bad apps.Klicktock’s Matt Hall, the developer behind Crossy Road, suggests that you study not just the successful apps, but the horrible ones, too. Ask yourself what the app did wrong and make sure you don’t duplicate that same mistake.Many people only study the top of the charts. Studying the bottom of the charts, however, will help you realize what not to do.Related: A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App2. Increase output, decrease time.Focus on creating simple apps that can be published in roughly six to eight weeks. This allows you to test many different ideas and create a portfolio of apps, which in turn will increase your likelihood of success.3. Design is everything.Philipp Stollenmayer, from kamibox, had two of his games featured by Apple in consecutive weeks and says, “design is everything.” Clean, flat, iOS 8 design with a good app name and a superbly designed icon increases the likelihood that Apple will feature you.4. Build something you are passionate about.Build something that you want to solve with such immense conviction that the energy that you put into it will shine through and kick start the early traction and positive reviews.It’s important to treat yourself as the most important user of the app. This internal driver should compel you to create something amazing. Remember, some of the top developers would still be creating apps even if they didn’t get paid.5. Invalidate your idea.As contradictory as it sounds, be passionate but don’t fall blindly in love with your idea. Research the competition and do a thorough analysis of the market to make sure it’s something worth building.Don’t focus exclusively on research that supports your idea. Look for reasons why the app is a bad idea.Related: 5 Development Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Mobile App6. Create something simple.It’s important to get ease of use just right and have the app do things that will simply delight users. Your goal is an app you can hand to someone who has no clue what the software does but within seconds they figure out how it works.7. Be persistent.The most notable successes took at least ten years — they weren’t overnight achievements. Be passionate about what you are making. Stay persistent and continually learn with each new version update and each new app published.8. Don’t seek investment.Dan Counsell, founder of Realmac Software, suggests that indie developers should not seek investors but instead “build it in their spare time, be independent and most of all build something useful.”9. Find a technical partner.It’s all about having a small core team that is literally in the same room with you. Having a technical co-founder allows you to bootstrap a minimum viable product to the market with someone who is invested in the idea. People with great ideas don’t always have deep pockets.10. It’s not too late.Focus on solving a problem, designing the solution well and somehow making someone’s day more enjoyable or easier. It’s not too late to find success in the app stores.Related: 5 Questions to Ask Before Developing a Mobile App11. Do one thing well.Focus on doing one thing really, really well. Make sure that one thing is substantial and meaningful to a lot of people. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. Don’t try to solve a problem that doesn’t exist for real people. The best apps solve everyday problems for people.12. Don’t overlook distribution.Distribution is a big challenge for any app. You can build a phenomenal product, but still have difficulty getting it to users. Figure out where your users are and get in front of them.13. Be clear about your goals.Carter Thomas of Blue Cloud Solutions, suggests that you “sit down for a day or two and be honest about why you are getting into the mobile space.”Whether you want to develop an app that changes the world or create a portfolio of apps that allows you to leave your corporate job, having a clear goal in mind will help you find the right direction to take in the app store.14. Just start.Dhanush Balachandran, founder of Sortly, suggests that if you’ve been thinking about building apps to “just do it.”Don’t overthink the initial process. The experience of building your first app and getting it in the app stores is by far the most important thing. The process of submitting an app and getting approved is complicated, so start with something simple and get that experience under your belt.15. Believe in your idea.There’s not a lot of difference between a really good idea and a really bad one. If it’s a great idea, but no one has thought of it, people might think it’s a little off at first. Do your homework on the idea, take a long look in the mirror and think about what you are really willing to invest in this idea. Then, jump in with both feet and assume success.Related: How to Survive Your First 100 Days of App Development Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. June 24, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more