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The Write Stuff: A Hot Date

first_img October 13, 2016 at 7:43 am Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “For File naming, I usually use the big-endian format preferred by Max although I’ve found that I’m not always consistent. Fortunately I don’t have as many files as Max does to keep track of.nnFor dates within documents I usually use dd MMM yyyy. That is Log in to Reply Clive”Max”Maxfield says: October 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm modal1 says: Log in to Reply January 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm “Glad someone was able to make this work. I tried to show this with a walk-through here: is actually 7 foils; the walk-through starts on page 2.” “I date as YYYYMMDD using numbers and for single digits add a zero fill Example, “July 4, 1776″ would be written 17760704. When labeling files, I’ll use this type of date as a prefix.” “Say, did anyone try my trick of setting up part of your copyright statement with “Date = yyyy”. If you did, then your copyright came up automatically with the current year. E.g.: Copyright 2004-2017.nSet this up in your docs (headers/footers, boilerpl Log in to Reply hph_my_former_name_revisited says: Log in to Reply October 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm Rummaging through my desk the other day, I ran across a receipt dated 07/07/07. This slot machine roll on the calendar made me smile; not just for its winning jackpot quality, but because this is the one date that would be read the same way on every continent on Earth.No doubt you adhere to some convention for expressing a date, but which one? Much of the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America uses a “little-endian” format: day, month, year. The convention followed in China and Japan may be thought of as “big-endian”: year, month, day. If you hail from one of those places, you might think two formats are more than enough. Alas, the US — determined not to be left out of the “dating” scene — uses something that might be called “middle-endian”: month, day, year.What’s a mother to do?Putting a date on material is something most everyone does. It’s an easy and obvious way of tracking progress and versions. The format I use for this borrows from little-endian ordering, but uses alpha characters to express the month. Written in that style, the triple-seven date would be 07Jul2007.I like this for several reasons: this is an extremely compact form and uses no spaces or special characters. It is completely unambiguous; it’s understood around the world; and is never confused with another date. It makes a very reliable date stamp.Since I use Microsoft Word to create a number of documents, it’s handy to have Word express dates in this format and update them automatically. For that you need “Fields” (Microsoft’s term for variables). In the latest version of Word, you can find them using Insert > Quick Parts > Field… As you will see, there are dozens of fields, but the ones required for this task come from the collection of “Date and Time” fields — I find Date and SaveDate to be the most useful.All it takes to make this work is the formatting code that Word uses to express dates. Select the SaveDate field in the Field tool and enter ddMMMyyyy , where dd = two digits for the day; MMM = month using three alpha characters; and yyyy = four digits for the year.I suspect most people already have a convention they use with their documents and are not inclined to change their date formats at this late date (pun intended — sorry). However, there’s one trick many people might find handy: in the copyright statement — often in the page footer or disclaimer page — I use the Date field with just the year specified as yyyy . If any of these documents are opened after January 1, the date in the copyright will already show the new year (Click Here to see a walk-through of the Word GUI used to set this up).How about you? What date format(s) do you use and how do you employ it/them?Related posts: The Write Stuff: Using text-to-speech for proofreading “I did try this by just entering the formula and I struggled to get anything to work. nnI managed to get just the year by going to Quick Parts| Field | Date | 1/11/2017 (or whatever the current date is) and then “M/d/yyyy” appears in the space belo Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. “The Reason I prefer YYYY-MM-DD to YY-MM-DD is that I don’t want all my files to get jumbled up when the next millennium rolls around:nn99-12-31 to 00-01-01 will leave 00-01-01 on topnn2099-12-31 to 2100-01-01 will leave everything as God (or my mom — antedeluvian says: October 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm Continue Reading Previous My most influential ICsNext Unlocking the power of AI for all developers October 12, 2016 at 7:43 pm “What Colin said. I’ve been naming my folders and files with the format:nnYYMMDD_someTextDescription.xxxnnfor many years after realizing how convenient it was to have them sorted in chronological order when viewed in a file browser. And unlike Max, I “Arggh — not millennium — I mean the next century — I plan to have departed this plane of existence by the turn of the next millennium” Log in to Reply Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Solutions Log in to Reply October 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm “All this presumes a universality of date. According to Simon Winchester (in his book “Pacific”)until 1950 the Japanese all celebrated their birthdays on 1 January. In another chapter he points out that the North Korean years are counted from the birth o mosspp says: “Like Max, I strongly prefer a date style that is sortable and tend to use YYMMDD. This is favored by people in Sweden and Japan and is also the basis of the ISO date format, I believe.” October 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm “I have a humongous number of files on my system, including multiple articles from multiple writers. The way I organize them is to have a folder for each publication (,, etc.).nnUnder these folders I have folders for each writer b “I’m currently reading “But What if We’re Wrong” — I’m just up the the section where the author explains about some conspiracy theories that hundreds of years were “written out of the record” by various groups Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Colin Walls says: 14 thoughts on “The Write Stuff: A Hot Date” rdgreen says: “most useful for sorting is IMHO:nn a sorted birthday_list would prefernthe american format mm/dd/yyyy , of course.nn” “If I have to think about it then I would plumb for the engineering standard standard ISO format.nnFrom the Python docs: ISO 8601 format, YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.mmmmmm or, if microsecond is 0, YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS “ Log in to Reply Log in to Reply elizabethsimon says: January 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm Log in to Reply October 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm October 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm October 14, 2016 at 1:54 pm rdgreen says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm October 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm Clive”Max”Maxfield says: PaddyMcCarthy says: Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Log in to Reply antedeluvian says: last_img read more

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Chinmayanand case SC directs UP govt to set up SIT to look

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to set up SIT headed by IG-rank officer to look into the charges levelled by a Shahjahanpur woman law student, who had gone missing after accusing former Union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of harassment, and was found in Rajasthan. The woman was produced on Friday before the apex court which had ordered that she should stay in the national capital under police security and had posted the matter for hearing today. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details After hearing the matter, a bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna also requested the Allahabad High Court Chief Justice to constitute a bench for monitoring the investigation in the two cross FIRs lodged in the matter. It said the Special Investigating Team (SIT), which will also have SP-rank officer, to look into the grievances raised by the woman. The Shahjahanpur police had on August 27 lodged an FIR against Chinmayanand after the student went missing following her allegation in a video clip that he had been harassing her. She also spoke about threat to her and her family’s life in the video clip. Her father had filed a complaint with police accusing Chinmayanand of sexually harassing her, a charge refuted by the BJP leader’s lawyer who claimed it was a “conspiracy” to blackmail him. The woman’s father had alleged that she went missing at the behest of the 72-year-old BJP leader, who heads Mumukshu ashram. She is a post-graduate student in one of the colleges run by the ashram.last_img read more

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Apologies in Commons for LGBTQ injustices

first_imgOTTAWA – Some quotes on the federal government’s apology to the LGBTQ community for past injustices:“For the oppression of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit communities, we apologize. On behalf of the government, Parliament, and the people of Canada: We were wrong. We are sorry. And we will never let this happen again.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Commons.___“To the kids who are listening at home and who fear rejection because of their sexual orientation or their gender identity and expression; And to those who are nervous and scared, but also excited at what their future might hold; We are all worthy of love, and deserving of respect. And whether you discover your truth at six or 16 or 60, who you are is valid.” Trudeau.___“To members of the LGBTQ2 communities, young and old, here in Canada and around the world: You are loved. And we support you.” Trudeau.___“The government of Canada failed in its duty to protect the basic rights of hundreds, thousands of the very Canadians who had dedicated their lives to public service.” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.___“The government of Canada perpetuated this injustice. It took upon itself the mantle of judge, jury and set the private lives of its citizens in its sights.” Scheer.___“We also want to honour today those many activists who resisted these campaigns and fought back against social prejudice. Today is a vindication of your struggles.” Guy Caron, NDP leader in the House of Commons.___“This apology, nearly 25 years after the end of the discharges from the military and firings from the public service and 50 years after the legalization of same-sex activity, comes not too soon for those who were its victims.” Caron.___“Our stupidity, blindness and ignorance harmed our society while bringing real injustices and long-lasting pain on people who did nothing wrong and wanted to serve our country.” Green party Leader Elizabeth May.___“Someone might wonder if apologies matter. I want to say clearly that I know they matter. They matter to the people who have suffered injustice, they matter to the families of those who have died and never got to hear this apology, they matter to all Canadians who know that we recognize that we have wronged our fellow citizens and that we will never do it again.” May.___“Sadly, and not that long ago, our Canadian Armed Forces was on a different path. We spied on, interrogated and criminally pursued our own people. We pitted friends against each other to protect their own careers. We stripped away their dignity before we ruined their livelihood. In many ways, those LGBTQ2 members were more worthy of the privilege of service than many of us. They committed to serving Canada by wearing our uniform, despite knowing they could be persecuted for just being themselves. That took courage, but as an institution, we didn’t recognize it and we didn’t defend them.” Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff.___“On behalf of the Canadian Armed Forces, I am deeply sorry to all of you who were ever investigated, charged or released from the military because of your sexual orientation. You showed us honour and dedication, and we showed you the door. No apology or compensation can ever change the shameful way we instilled fear into your lives and took away your career.” Vance.last_img read more

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In the news today Aug 15

first_imgSix stories in the news for Wednesday, Aug. 15———SOURCES: NEONICS ON THEIR WAY OUT IN CANADAThe federal government will begin phasing out the outdoor use of nicotine-based pesticides beginning in 2021 as part of an effort to help save honey bee colonies. Sources say the Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Canada will announce a three-year phaseout today of two of the three main neonicotinoid pesticides now approved for use in the country. The agency has already announced plans to phase out the third pesticide for outdoor uses.———SURVEY: GENDER-REVENUE GAP IS $68,000A new study suggests small- and medium-sized businesses owned by women generate 58 per cent less revenue than similar types of enterprises owned by men. An online survey conducted by PayPal and Barraza and Associates suggests the median revenue for enterprises owned by men was $118,000 compared to $50,000 for similar businesses owned by women.———TORONTO POLICE ISSUE DANGEROUS NARCOTICS WARNINGToronto police have issued a warning about dangerous narcotics being sold downtown after seven overdose deaths in the city since Aug. 2. Police say they believe the drugs responsible are a deadly batch of fentanyl or carfentanil. These opioids have been blamed for an growing overdose crisis that federal health officials say has killed at least 1,460 Canadians in the first half of 2017.———TUG CAPSIZES IN B.C.’s FRASER RIVERA company that operates a tugboat that capsized in the B.C.’s Fraser River says it will pull the vessel from the water today. Ledcor says a large crane and barge will lift the George H. Ledcor tug from the waterway. The Canadian Coast Guard says it’s unclear why the tugboat capsized on Monday night, spilling as much as 22,000 litres of fuel in the salmon-bearing waterway.———ONTARIO WORKING ON POT ENFORCEMENT DETAILSA day after announcing plans to sell recreational cannabis in private stores, the Ontario government says it is still working on regulations governing the new system. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli says talks with municipalities will help the province determine the details, which will focus heavily on public safety. Recreational cannabis will initially only be sold online in Ontario when it is legalized on Oct. 17. A “tightly regulated” private retail model will then be in place by April 1, 2019.———HEDLEY FRONTMAN CASE RETURNS TO COURTThe case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces three sexual assault-related charges, will be returning to a Toronto court this morning. Hoggard, 34, was arrested last month and charged with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm. Police say the charges relate to three separate incidents involving a woman and a girl under the age of 16 that allegedly occurred in the Toronto area in 2016.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— A New Brunswick court will hear a challenge of a publication ban in the Fredericton shooting case.— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Quebec communities of Rouyn-Noranda and Malartic.— NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will tour several businesses in the Drummondville, Que., region.— Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will launch the Climate Action Fund.— International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr will meet with Pennsylvania’s governor to discuss Canada-U.S. trade.last_img read more

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He was being creepy Alleged victim testifies at Mounties sex assault trial

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. — A woman has testified that an RCMP officer was “being creepy” when he arrested her in central Alberta three years ago and told her to show him her breasts.Jason Andrew Tress, who is 32, pleaded not guilty to sexual assault on the first day of his trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench.Melissa Heinrich, who agreed to have a publication ban on her name lifted, told court that she and her boyfriend at the time were living at a hotel in Red Deer when Mounties showed up to investigate a firearms complaint.She testified officers searched their hotel room but found no firearms — they were discovered later under a nearby stairwell.Heinrich said Tress made vulgar comments about the way she was dressed and said he could see through her cut-off T-shirt.She said once they were alone in the detachment, Tress asked her to stand against a wall for a mug shot and to show him her breasts.“I was asked quite a few times,” she said Monday. “He was being creepy, for lack of a better word, or unprofessional.”She eventually complied with his request, Heinrich told the judge who’s hearing the case without a jury.Heinrich told court that Tress went through her cellphone, scrolled through her camera roll and found several nude photos of herself, along with videos of her boyfriend taken from the waist down.Defence lawyer Rob Beaman said the case against his client comes down to the credibility of Heinrich, who admitted to being a drug user since she was 16 and who has several drug-related convictions on her criminal record.During cross-examination, Heinrich admitted she may have been under the influence of opioids or crystal meth while giving statements to police about four weeks after the alleged encounter with Tress.Heinrich is the first of three witnesses the Crown expects to call during the trial.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Paula Labaredas To Host Benefit For Alicias House Food Pantry

first_imgOn Sunday August 26, 2012 Paula Labaredas (The Last Eve, Showgirls, The Wiseguys) will host the one-year anniversary celebration for Pierre Garden Restaurant to benefit Alicia’s House Food Pantry.Paula LabaredasCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public Relations“A Taste of The Mediterranean” includes: complimentary one of a kind appetizers by Chef Sedric and champagne, all natural energy drinks by Zenify, chocolates by Chocolato, gift bags by Plush Salon, and entertainment by Shams: Fire & Water Goddess.
Pierre Garden is the ultimate expression of what a French restaurant should be. Pierre Garden represents a convergence of different styles and experiences. The restaurant has been described as trans-generational: an expression of the evolution of cuisines, menus, service and ambiance that have characterized the history of French dining experience in this country. Pierre Garden creates the highest quality dining experience in what is one of the greatest indoor spaces in Glendale. Without projecting stilted formality, Pierre Garden creates an ambiance filled with warmth buoyancy and lightheartedness of the French spirit. Stop in and try out our selections of wines from around the world in a friendly and interactive atmosphere.Thanks to supporters, in 2011 Alicia’s House fed 4728 families, 17,616 people, and distributed 194,450 pounds of food. This year – with the economy the way it is – the organization has seen an increase of over 28% in the amount of individuals it is helping. Alicia’s House is totally supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and various fundraisers. All of the money raised goes directly to feed the hungry and run the pantry; no one at Alicia’s House is paid.It is their mission to ensure that their quality program continues to make a difference in the lives of people they serve. To maintain this caliber of service they need your help. For more information on Alicia’s House Food Pantry, please visit Garden145 N. Maryland Ave.Glendale, CA 91206(818) 551-5455Located only 10 minutes from HollywoodPress/Media Check In: 1:00Red Carpet: 1:30Complimentary Parking & AdmissionCopyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

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first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter TIFF joins forces with UNIQLO to present the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, a digital shorts competition that invites aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to share their original 60-second-or-less short films.30 finalists will be selected and highlighted on TIFF’s Instagram channel from August 9 to 20, before the jury — including Lake Bell, Isabelle Huppert, John C Jay, Karan Johar, Ashton Sanders, and Director X — selects a winner for the Jury’s Choice Award Presented by UNIQLO. In addition, a Fan Favourite Award Presented by UNIQLO will be awarded to the entrant film with the most likes on Instagram. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Submit your (tiny) filmLet your miniature movie win you a trip to TIFF Both winners will win a trip to Toronto from anywhere in the world to attend the Toronto International Film Festival this September, plus additional prizes.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  TUES. AUG. 1STCLICK HERE TO SUBMIT Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more


Lowcost Internet next step in closing digital divide officials tell UNbacked forum

28 February 2007Bringing down the costs of Internet access could set off the same wave of connectivity that has made mobile phone usage commonplace in developing countries, said innovators and corporate leaders from some of the world’s leading technology firms meeting today in northern California with government leaders, activists and United Nations officials. For instance, telecom deregulation and skyrocketing cell phone use in Nigeria have produced “spin-offs of spirituality and spin-offs of profit” in that country, Titi Akinsanmi of SchoolnetAfrica Project told the meeting of the UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development, explaining that subscribers are devising value-added information services that fill social and religious needs.In 2004 alone, Africa added some 15 million new mobile phone subscribers, a figure which has more than doubled since 1999, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). But making available low-cost computers and cheap Internet depends on a complex chain of on-the-ground realities, of which technological innovation is only one component, Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett pointed out. Among these are strong connection to international Internet, domestic connections and service providers, and content in local languages which meet local needs, said Mr. Barrett, who serves as Chairman of the Alliance’s Steering Committee.A sound regulatory system that encourages fair competition and innovative business models is also a pre-requisite, said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré, an Alliance Steering Committee member.With its budget of virtually zero, the Global Alliance is a “low-bureaucracy organization,” Mr. Barrett told some 100 Silicon Valley technology executives, venture capitalists, academics and media members. Its aim is “to improve entrepreneurship, education, health care and government services,” said Mr. Barrett, who travelled last fall to 10 developing countries to explore how technology was being used in rural areas.Today’s exchange of ideas and experiences covered issues such as bringing broadband to Africa, building a volunteer cyber corps and linking venture capital to development. Also on the agenda were talks on crafting local content, encouraging the spread of telecentres, and mining technological innovations for development payoffs. The Silicon Valley meeting was jointly organized by the Global Alliance and Intel Corporation.Founded in 2006, the Global Alliance brings together private, public sector and civil society organizations to collaborate on multi-faceted mechanisms to spread the digital revolution worldwide.The Alliance’s next meeting on 26 March at UN Headquarters in New York will feature assistive technologies for persons with disabilities. In May, there will be a global forum on youth and ICT for development in Geneva, Switzerland. read more

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TSX rallies as oil rises Wall Street in the red

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed with a solid gain as crude oil prices settled at their highest level of the year.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 88.19 points to 15,188.84.Leading the market were energy stocks, with the sector rising 1.9 per cent as the price of crude continued its climb for a second straight session. The May crude contract settled $1.84 higher at US$53.98 a barrel, a level it last hit on Dec. 30, 2014.New York markets pulled back late in the session as traders gave up on a rally that drove a sharp rise earlier in the day.The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 5.43 points at 17,875.42, the Nasdaq fell 7.09 points to 4,910.23 and the S&P 500 was down 4.29 points at 2,076.33.The Canadian dollar fell 0.17 of a U.S. cent to 79.97 cents.

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Some 500 participants attend Brazil forum on Annans Global Compact initiative

The meeting, held in Belo Horizonte, includes representatives from business, government and civil society. Participants are discussing how the Global Compact can stimulate partnership projects in support of development and good practices in human rights, labour and sustainable development. This event is part of a comprehensive outreach effort aimed at involving developing and transitional economies in the Global Compact. Similar meetings have already been held in Thailand, Philippines, Tunisia, South Africa, Singapore, Poland and Chile, while others are scheduled for later this year. First proposed by Mr. Annan in January 1999, the Global Compact aims to encourage business and labour to respect standards relating to the environment, employment laws and human rights. The Compact is not a regulatory regime or a code of conduct, but a platform for identifying and disseminating good practices based on universal principles. read more

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Solarpowered plane set for flight across America with visits to Phoenix Dallas

Solar-powered plane set for flight across America with visits to Phoenix, Dallas, NYC MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is set to travel across the United States with stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York, organizers of the trip announced Thursday.The plane, Solar Impulse, is expected to be ready to leave from NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. on May 1, although the actual departure will depend on the weather, the plane’s Swiss creators said at a news conference at the NASA centre.Solar Impulse, considered the world’s most advanced solar-powered plane, will stop for seven to 10 days at major airports in each city, so the pilots can display and discuss the aircraft with reporters, students, engineers and aviation fans. It plans to reach New York’s Kennedy Airport in early July — without using a drop of fuel, its creators said.Between Dallas and Washington, D.C., the plane will also stop at one of three other cities: Atlanta, Nashville or St. Louis, said André Borschberg, Solar Impulse’s co-founder, pilot and CEO. Each leg of the flight will run 20 to 25 hours.“We want to inspire the young generation to become pioneers, to help them find and develop their passion,” Borschberg said.The Solar Impulse is powered by about 12,000 photovoltaic cells that cover massive wings and charge its batteries, allowing it to fly day and night without jet fuel. It has the wing span of a commercial airplane but the weight of the average family car, making it vulnerable to bad weather.Its creators say the Solar Impulse is designed to showcase the potential of solar power and will never replace fuel-powered commercial flights. The delicate, single-seat plane cruises around 40 miles per hour and can’t fly through clouds.“The more you fly the more energy you have stored in the batteries, so it’s absolutely fabulous to imagine all the possibilities the people can have with these technologies in their daily lives,” said Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse co-founder and chairman.In 2010, the solar plane flew non-stop for 26 hours to demonstrate that the aircraft could soak up enough sunlight to keep it airborne through the night. A year later, it went on its first international flight to Belgium and France.Last year, the Solar Impulse made its first transcontinental voyage, travelling 1,550 miles from Madrid to the Moroccan capital Rabat in 20 hours.Before its coast-to-coast American trip, the Solar Impulse will take test flights around the San Francisco Bay Area in April, officials said.Piccard and Borschberg are planning an around-the-world flight in an improved version of the plane in 2015.Piccard comes from a line of adventurers. His late father, Jacques, was an oceanographer and engineer who plunged deeper into the ocean than any other person. His grandfather Auguste, also an engineer, was the first man to take a balloon into the stratosphere.Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones made history in 1999 when they became the first people to circle the globe in a hot air balloon, flying 25,000 miles nonstop for 20 days. by Terence Chea, The Associated Press Posted Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Motorists relieved to see back of level crossings

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The drive to and from work is set to get a little less frustrating for a number of Greek Australians living in Melbourne’s south east, as the state government announces nine level crossings will be removed.Those living in the vicinity of the Cranbourne-Pakenham trainline, namely in the suburbs of Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Clayton and Noble Park, will be the first to benefit from the government’s proposed level crossing removals. While 50 level crossings have been earmarked to be removed over the next seven years, the south-east has been the first to get up and running.“I live in the south-east so I know the level crossings nightmare all too well,” Premier Daniel Andrews says.“The boom gates between Dandenong and Caulfield stay down for up to 80 minutes over the morning peak. If we don’t act now, transport in the south-east will eventually grind to a halt.” Removing the level crossings was an integral election promise for the Labor government, but their decision to start with the south-east has angered many Greek Australians in the north. According to the 2014 report ‘Northern Horizons – 50 year infrastructure strategy for Melbourne’s North’, northern roads have the slowest travel speeds in the morning and evening peak periods compared to other Melbourne regions and the longest travel time delays.The third most congested and dangerous rail level crossing in Melbourne is in the Reservoir area, where close to 3,000 Greek speakers live.Moreland City councillor Lambros Tapinos says it’s regrettable that the government chose to start in the south-east.“Although it is disappointing that none of the northern crossings have been announced in the first go, we’re optimistic that the government will fund the removal of the rail crossings in the north … in the next lot of announcements,” he says. Moreland City Council has prepared detailed designs for the level crossing removals, and says it’s ready to get the process underway once the government announces the funds.The Labor government will also purchase 37 next generation, high-capacity trains that will partly be built in the state.last_img read more

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VIDEO John Cena shows off his shoulder surgery recovery was told using

VIDEO John Cena shows off his shoulder surgery recovery was told using

first_img Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in origins biopic Now Playing Up Next WWE star John Cena posted a video to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon showing off his impressive recovery since undergoing shoulder surgery back in January.Cena revealed that he was told using a bench press before six months of recovery was “impossible” and he’s now using it just three months post-surgery.Cena underwent surgery to repair a complete tear of a small portion of his rear rotator cuff tendon and loose tissue that required removing.Was told bench press before 6 months was impossible. 3 months post surgery @TapouT @WWE #NeverGiveUp #ShowYourGrit— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 5, 2016 Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list maybe they meant impossible as in its not ok to be bench pressing that soon. i hope he isnt rushung it when he shouldnt be. Comments are closed. April 6, 2016 at 3:23 am Now Playing Up Next Charlize Theron WhatsApp Videos Articles Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene unknown Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap April 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm Vin Diesel John Cena Addresses WWE Future After Super Show-Down Victory SteelCity1981 Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Videos Articles John Cena 2 COMMENTS Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Typical Super Cena Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Videos Articleslast_img read more

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UEFA ban Roma Owner

UEFA ban Roma Owner

first_imgAS Roma owner James Pallotta has been banned by UEFA for criticizing referee, according to Sky Sports.Roma owner has been suspended for three months by the European Football governing body for criticism of the referee after his team’s second-leg semi-final Champions League tie against Liverpool last season.Pallotta publicly criticized the central officials of the game calling his officiating embarrassing while also saying the ref cost Roma an appearance in the final.Roma defeated Liverpool 4-2 that night at the Stadio Olimpico but lost the tie 7-6 on aggregate as Liverpool qualified for the final in Kiev.The Roma supremo also claimed that the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in that game would have overturned a number of decisions made in favor of Liverpool.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.The suspension was handed which was served by UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary board (CEDB) to Pallotta, ensures that the club owner can’t communicate with members of his technical staff and players or enter the club’s technical area in a competitive UEFA fixture for the next three months.Pallotta has also been banned from entering the team’s dressing room before or during a competitive UCL game.Roma will be involved in this season’s Champions League after finishing third in the Serie A last season.The club will begin their UCL campaign on September 18 or 19.last_img read more

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Alexis Sanchez I am proud to be Chiles record breaker

Alexis Sanchez I am proud to be Chiles record breaker

first_imgAlexis Sanchez is immensely proud to be the player that holds both the goalscoring and appearance records for ChileThe 29-year-old forward told the Chilean FA that he would not be attending their friendlies with Japan and South Korea during the current international break following a difficult start to life at Manchester United.But even so, Sanchez insists that he remains proud to represent his country at international level.The Chilean was a key figure in winning back-to-back Copa Americas in 2015 and 2016.Aside from that, Sanchez is Chile’s all-time record goalscorer with 37 goals and also holds the record for the most caps at 113.“Being the top scorer for Chile and having the record of most appearances makes me feel proud of myself. Also of everything we have achieved, because, in the end, if you are the top scorer and you haven’t achieved anything, it doesn’t do you much good,” Sanchez told United review.Alexis Sanchez, Jose Mourinho, Manchester UnitedMourinho explains why Alexis Sanchez flopped at Man United Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes Alexis Sanchez failed miserably at Manchester United because he was a “sad man”, but hopes things will improve at Inter Milan.“Because of the way I am, I try my best every game. I want to keep evolving and strive to improve. I really hope to keep improving, to play another World Cup, to win another Copa America, to keep growing in the national team, scoring more goals, and continuing to give joy to the Chilean people.”Sanchez was unable to help Chile qualify for the 2018 World Cup after their 3-0 defeat to Brazil in the final game meant they missed out on a qualification spot by a single point from Colombia.“I think all the players are looking forward to the next World Cup [Qatar 2022]. They also feel sorry because we did not qualify to the Russia World Cup, and they regret it.“Many players felt bad and were very sad because the World Cup is a beautiful thing. I played twice in a World Cup and three times with the Under-20 version, and the truth is that you live differently.“I hope to go to another World Cup and gain the respect that Chile had before.”last_img read more

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Bank of Clark County exec sentenced to four months in prison

first_imgFormer Bank of Clark County executive David Kennelly on Friday was sentenced to four months in prison for hiding loan appraisals from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examiners in the months before the bank’s failure. The sentence, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan in Tacoma also included three years of supervised release and a $5,000 fine for the Vancouver resident. “It is appropriate that there be a sentence that allows others to look and say, ‘This is serious’ … and encourages other bankers to be honest with the FDIC,” Bryan said in a statement.Kennelly, 49, pleaded guilty in February to a “scheme to conceal material facts,” a felony charge that carried a maximum potential sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He admitted to hiding appraisals in November 2008 on 17 properties that had lost significant value and represented a large loan loss to the bank. As a result, FDIC inspectors told the bank to set aside $3.5 million in loan-loss reserves, instead of the $16.7 million the regulators would have required with the correct information. The bank’s rating was subsequently downgraded, and regulators seized the bank about two months later, on Jan. 16, 2009.last_img read more

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Accidental fire causes 100000 in damage to Vancouver house

first_imgA fire lit in a defective fireplace caused $100,000 in damage to a Vancouver house Saturday morning.Vancouver Fire Department responded to the fire at 7600 N.E. 128th Ave. at 6:11 a.m. When firefighters arrived five minutes later, the fire had reached the roof, with flames surrounding the chimney, Capt. Chris Moen said.Three adults were living in a travel trailer on the property. None of them claimed to be living in the house, Moen said. However, one of the adults went inside the house to warm up and started a fire in the fireplace.Heat from the fire ignited framing around the fireplace. From there, the flames climbed the walls to the roof, Moen said.The fire was deemed an accident. No one was injured.The parents of one of the adults own the house, Moen said. The homeowner is Randy Mason, according to county property records.The house was fully furnished but had no water or electricity, Moen said. It’s unclear if anybody had been living in it, he said. The fire caused about $40,000 in damage to possessions inside.Firefighters had the blaze under control by 6:29 a.m.last_img read more

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24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High Athletic Director Tim Alberts recently announced that 24 Wilmington High student athletes were named Middlesex League All-Star this spring:BaseballCarl BeatriceDan GraciaChris GreccoMatt RideoutGirls LacrosseOlivia CarpenitoBoys LacrosseTyler RobertsSoftballAdele BurtonDana GouletAntonia KieranAlly Moran (League MVP)Girls TennisKrista BrownJessica D’ArcoEmily HillLia KourkoutasGirls Track & FieldJade BrennanEmma GarrityHannah LavitaAlexcia LunaEvelyn Miller-NuzzoAmie RussellBoys Track & FieldSean BrazNolan KaneJohn KenneySam VinceLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related35 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”Athletic Director Tim Alberts Departs Wilmington For TritonIn “Education”22 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”last_img read more

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Khaleda to be taken to CMH if BNP wants Minister

Khaleda to be taken to CMH if BNP wants Minister

first_imgAsaduzzaman Khan KamalHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Tuesday that the government would take BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for conducting necessary wellness check if her party wants.“Khaleda Zia will be taken to the CHM for necessary medical checkups if BNP denies taking her treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital (BSMMU),” he said at his Secretariat office.“We have prepared a proposal to bring Khaleda Zia to the CMH for conducting wellness check and there is no scope for them to deny the hospital as it is an affluent one,” he said.“I will request personal and trusted physicians of Khaleda Zia to be present at the time of conducting Khaleda Zia’s physical examination,” he said, adding that he could not understand why Khaleda Zia doesn’t want to go BSMMU Hospital as it is a well-equipped and modern hospital.The minister said this upon filling a petition over sending Khaleda Zia to the United Hospital for conducting health checkups.A three-member representative of BNP led by Khaleda Zia’s younger brother Shamim Iskander today submitted the petition after meeting home minister Asaduzzaman Khan at his office.“The government has taken the highest effort for Khaleda Zia’s physical examination in accordance with the jail code and she will be treated as per the advice of civil surgeon and physicians of prison,” he added.last_img read more

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He has complete power to pardon

He has complete power to pardon

first_imgTrump boards Air Force One for travel to Naval Station Norfolk from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has “complete power to pardon,” as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump aired renewed frustration with his attorney general, the special counsel leading the Russia probe, and Republicans in Congress who are struggling to advance his legislative agenda.But Trump’s comment about pardons, tucked into an attack on the media, raised the possibility that he was considering his options if the investigations do not turn out the way he hopes.Trump did not specify who, if anyone, he might consider pardoning. His tweets appeared to be written in response to a report by The Washington Post this week that Trump and his legal team have examined presidential powers to pardon Trump aides, family members and possibly even himself.Reuters has not confirmed the newspaper accounts.“While all agree the US President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS,” Trump wrote.The Washington Post, citing current and former US officials, reported on Friday that Russia’s ambassador to the United States was overheard by US spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters with Trump adviser Jeff Sessions last year, when Sessions was a US senator.Sessions now leads the Justice Department as Trump’s attorney general.“These illegal leaks…must stop,” Trump tweeted.At the Senate confirmation hearings for his Cabinet position, Sessions initially failed to disclose his 2016 contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and later said they were not about the campaign.In March, Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe. During an interview with The New York Times this week, Trump lashed out at Sessions, saying he would not have chosen him for attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself.Trump, who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election but continues to use her as a foil, questioned why Sessions and special counsel Robert Mueller were not investigating former FBI Director James Comey or Clinton, for her email practices as secretary of state.“So many people are asking why isn’t the A.G. or Special Counsel looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 emails deleted…,” he tweeted.Presidential AuthorityScholars have raised questions about the scope of the president’s legal authority in issuing pardons. If Trump moved to pardon himself sometime in the future, the US Supreme Court might have to decide on the constitutionality, some have speculated.Trump has not been accused of any wrongdoing by federal investigators who are probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.Mueller is looking into any relationships or contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians during the election. Congressional committees also are exploring Russia’s influence on the US election.Trump traveled on Saturday to Norfolk, Virginia, where he spoke at a commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier the USS Gerald R Ford, named for the Republican president who held the White House from 1974-1977.In his remarks, Trump made no mention of the Russia controversy, focusing his speech on the need for more robust US military spending.After the trip, Trump retreated to his golf course near Washington and had lunch with his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, policy adviser Stephen Miller and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, a White House official said.Priebus’s presence in the entourage came a day after Trump named a new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, reportedly over Priebus’s objections.The weekend trip comes ahead of a busy week of Russia-related activity.The Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday that Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, and Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had agreed to negotiate whether to be interviewed by the panel in its Russia investigation.Trump Jr, Manafort and Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and now one of his senior advisers, all met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016. That meeting was held in Trump Tower in New York after the lawyer offered damaging information about Clinton.The White House is also working on Trump’s campaign promise to US healthcare system.In his Saturday tweets, Trump had words for Republican senators who have not been able to agree on a way forward to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare and which Trump promised to do away with as president.“The Republican Senators must step up to the plate and, after 7 years, vote to Repeal and Replace. Next, Tax Reform and Infrastructure. WIN!” he tweeted.last_img read more

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