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Canadas threat level not changing in wake of New Zealand mass shooting

first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Canada is offering New Zealand its full support as an ally and intelligence partner, following the horrific mass shooting at two mosques in that country.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale saying he is closely following developments and our threat level remains at medium.He says there are no known Canadian connections, despite unconfirmed reports the shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand may have been influenced by the gunman in the Quebec mosque shooting two years ago.RELATED: ‘Worst kind of shock’: Vancouver Muslim community reacts to deadly Christchurch mosque shootingIn a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is appalled by this terror attack, saying hate has no place in the world and diversity is a strength. Trudeau says Canada remembers all too well the pain caused by senseless violence.“To the people of New Zealand and to Muslim communities around the world: you are in our hearts and minds. We join in your grief and stand with you at this incredibly difficult time.”We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand. Please read my statement on this senseless tragedy: https://t.co/hSxGVQCTZE— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 15, 2019“We must all confront Islamophobia and work to create a world in which all people—no matter their faith, where they live, or where they were born—can feel safe and secure,” Trudeau added in his statement.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna echoed Trudeau’s sentiments. “We need to stand up against Islamophobia. We need to stand up against hatred of all kinds.”The flag on top of the peace tower is flying at half mast in memory of the victims.Today, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast until sunset in memory of the victims of the tragic events in two mosques in New Zealand. #SenCA pic.twitter.com/syQGgIj1b9— Senate of Canada (@SenateCA) March 15, 2019NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he is heartbroken, saying Islamophobia has no place anywhere in the world.Heartbroken by the devastating news of deadly shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.My heart goes out to the families of the murdered and all those impacted by this act of terror. Islamophobia kills – and has no place anywhere in the world.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) March 15, 2019Conservative leader Andrew Scheer took to Twitter on Thursday night, calling it a “despicable act of evil.” He faced some criticism though for not mentioning the mosque, Muslims, or Islamaphobia in his initial statement.There are no words strong enough to condemn this kind of vile hatred. I am praying for peace for the families of those lost and recovery for those injured. 2/2— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) March 15, 2019On Friday morning, he issued an extended statement on Facebook.“As Canadians are learning the horrific details of last night’s terror attack at two New Zealand mosques, I wish to express both my deep sadness at the tragic loss of innocent life and my profound condemnation of this cowardly and hateful attack on the Muslim community.“Houses of worship, like the two mosques attacked last night, should be places where all people can meet freely and without fear. We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters to ensure that they remain this way. We must condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the type of extreme and vile hatred that motivated this despicable act of evil.”Four people were taken into custody following the shooting, in which 49 people were killed at two mosques. Three were said to be linked to the attack, with the country’s prime minister saying one of the suspects had publicly stated they were Australian born.“It is clear that this is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, calling it an act of “unprecedented violence” that has no place in New Zealand.New Zealand’s national security level has been lifted from low to high.RELATED: QuickQuotes: Canadian reactions to New Zealand mosque attacksPolice say officers found two improvised explosive devices in different vehicles, adding a hospital was a target.A live stream of the incident apparently taken by a shooter surfaced online. Police have confirmed its authenticity and are asking people to stop circulating the “extremely distressing footage.”The same person is believed to have shared a manifesto online before the shooting. – With files from Estefania Duran, Mike Lloyd, Hana Mae Nassar, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ending Supernatural was a community decision

first_imgLos Angeles: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have said that it was a “community decision” to bring the curtains down on their hit show ‘Supernatural’. The series, which will culminate with its 15th season, features the two actors as the Winchester brothers who hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. Speaking at the “Supernatural” convention in Las Vegas, Padalecki said, “This was a community decision”. He further said that there was never any pressure from The CW network and the studio to wrap up show, reported Entertainment Weekly. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaAckles added that the show’s end was debated for months by both the cast and the crew. “Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out. I think that it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that we could by going out strong. It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening. “Everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, and so it was just taking that leap of faith of going like, ‘Well guys, let’s get out the paint and paint that finish line because what we’ve accomplished is unlike any other’,” he said. The final season will consist of 20 episodes. The show is executive produced by Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Eugenie Ross-Leming, and Brad Buckner. It is produced by Warner Bros Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision.last_img read more

UN urges management of inland fisheries for food income stability

22 October 2010The need to conserve and properly manage inland fisheries is often neglected despite the crucial role they play in balancing aquatic ecosystems and as sources of food and livelihoods to millions of people across the world, a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says. The need to conserve and properly manage inland fisheries is often neglected despite the crucial role they play in balancing aquatic ecosystems and as sources of food and livelihoods to millions of people across the world, a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says.According to the new publication, rapid environmental changes constitute a challenge to the viability of future fish stocks despite more than 40 years of steady production globally.Changes in seasonal flooding patterns and loss of habitat, unsustainable farming practices and excessive use of water from lakes and rivers are some of the threats to inland fish, according to the report, prepared jointly by UNEP and the World Fish Centre and entitled Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service.Urbanization, road-building, pollution, including wastewater discharge into inland fisheries and climate change are some of the other threats to the fresh water fish, says the report, which was launched at the 10th conference of the parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) under way in the Japanese city of Nagoya.It stresses that aside from the nutritional benefits, fish also play a key role in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems and cites the consumption of plankton, plants, insects, and other fish as critical to the stability and resilience of river and lake habitats.Nutrients and organic matter from fish eggs, carcasses and excretion support the production of algae, insect larvae and other fish species in rivers and lakes, helping to link ecosystems.Declining fish populations can have a serious knock-on effect for other organisms, the report says, giving the example of the widespread deaths of the cisco fish in Lake Mendota in the United States which led to changes in the plankton composition of the lake, decreased the level of nutrients in the water column and caused a decline in the biomass of algae.“This fascinating report has brought to the fore the often neglected subject of inland fisheries. While marine fisheries are under increasing scrutiny, those based on river and lake systems rarely engage the international community – an oversight of potentially profound implications,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP’s Executive Director.“Why? Because an estimated 100 million people in Africa alone get important levels of daily protein from these inland sources alongside essential vitamins and minerals. Meanwhile, unofficial estimates put the global inland catch at close to 30 million tonnes, comparable to official marine catches, and employment at 60 million people – 13 million more than in equivalent marine fisheries,” he added.The report urges States to adopt an ‘ecosystem approach’ to managing inland fisheries because of the multiple threats to their health and productivity. Such an approach needs to take into account a wide range of factors, including reducing pollution and destructive fishing practices, maintaining river flows and restoring damaged habitats and protecting wetlands and other feeding and fish spawning grounds.It recommends that new dams be located where they have the least impact on river ecosystems and that fish-friendly designs that are managed to allow fish migration and delivery of seasonal flows. Older dams need to be altered to provide similar benefits, the report adds.“Recent achievements in the United States and the Vu Gia-Thu Ban River basin in Viet Nam show that political will and careful planning can provide win-win solutions,” said Patrick Dugan, the lead author of the report, who is based at the World Fish Center in Penang, Malaysia.“These have kept some river corridors free from dams, while others are managed for both environmental and hydropower objectives. We need urgently to replicate these successes more widely and in larger rivers if we are to sustain the world’s inland fisheries.” read more

Closing Bell TSX closes higher amid slew of earnings Fed says growth

TORONTO — Strong earnings reports from the consumer and information technology sectors helped push the Toronto stock market higher Thursday.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,651.87+68.76 0.47%S&P 500 —  1,883.95+5.62 0.30%Dow — 16,580.84+45.47 0.27%Nasdaq — 4,114.56 +11.01 0.27%The S&P/TSX composite index gained 68.76 points to 14,651.87.The Canadian dollar was down 0.08 of a cent at 91.24 cents US.U.S. indexes were higher as the Federal Reserve wrapped its two-day interest rate meeting and judged the American economy strong enough to allow further easing of the central bank’s bond purchases, cutting the monthly purchases by another $10 billion to $45 billion.The Fed also reaffirmed its plan to keep short-term interest rates low to support the economy “for a considerable time” after its bond purchases end, likely late this year.It also said that growth in economic activity has picked up recently.That assessment came on the same day that data came out showing U.S. economic growth for the first quarter fell far short of expectations as a result of severe winter weather. Gross domestic product grew by only 0.1%, against the 1.2% annualized gain that had been expected.The Dow Jones industrials climbed 45.47 points to a fresh record high close of 16,580.84, the Nasdaq gained 11.02 points to 4,114.56 while the S&P 500 index rose 5.62 points to 1,883.95.It was a heavy day for Canadian earnings news as Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L) said adjusted net earnings went up by 3.7% to $139 million or 49 cents a share in the first quarter, beating estimates of 46 cents. The grocer also boosted its dividend about 2.1% to 24.5 cents a share and its stock was up $1.85 or 4% to $47.65.Analysts note the positive showing comes after the company spent heavily in recent years on consultants and IT groups to put in systems to better track inventory.“So for the last two or three years, they were running kind of below expectations because of that heavy spending,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer Scotia Private Client Group.“And that’s all behind them now, so they’re clearly better able to execute and then increasingly the focus now is on their acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart as well.”Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) posted a steep drop in its first-quarter adjusted net earnings to US$238 million, or 20 cents per share, from US$923 million, or 92 cents per share a year ago due to a decrease in metal prices and lower gold sales volumes.Results beat analyst estimates by a penny. Revenues were US$2.6 billion compared with $3.4 billion for the comparable year-earlier period. Its shares dipped 22 cents to C$19.13 amid lower gold prices Wednesday.The information technology sector also lifted the TSX after IT services company CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) said adjusted net earnings were up 28.6% at $229.6 million, or 72 cents per diluted share, beating analysts’ expectations of 68 cents and its shares jumped $1.44 or 3.78% to $39.52. Revenues were up 7% to $2.7 billion.The TSX base metals sector edged 0.58% higher while July copper moved five cents lower to US$3.03 a pound. The energy sector was down 0.65 cent with June crude in New York losing $1.54 to US$99.74 a barrel.The gold sector declined 0.79% as June bullion ticked 40 cents lower to US$1,295.90 an ounce.In the U.S., Twitter shares plunged 9.13% in New York. The social networking site’s quarterly earnings and revenue surpassed analyst expectations but investors were disappointed over Twitter’s growth in users, which came in at 255 million monthly users, about two million lower than analyst consensus.TOP STORIESU.S. Fed cuts bond buying by US$10-billion, saying economy has picked upOttawa mulls Keystone XL challenge under NAFTA after U.S. dodges decision againGap between Canada’s oil-rich west and struggling east becoming a yawning chasmThe U.S. economy barely grew at all in the first quarterHockey matters! NHL’s hiatus takes a bite out of Canada’s GDPWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYCANADA9:30 a.m.RBC Manufacturing PMI (April) UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 320,000 new claims Personal income and consumption: Economists expect 0.4% rise in income, 0.6% rise in spending 8:45 a.m.Markit manufacturing PMI (April): Economists expect a reading of 55.4, flat with last month 10 a.m.ISM Index (April): Economists expect reading of 54.3, up from last month Construction spending (March): Economists expect 0.5% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADAAgnico Eagle Mines Ltd    Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 23¢ a share Bombardier Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 8¢ a share Brookfield Residential Ppty Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 26¢ a share Eldorado Gold Corp     Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 4¢ a share Fairfax Financial Holdings Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $32.57 a share First Quantum Minerals Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 24¢ a share Goldcorp ‘a’ Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 14¢ a share Imperial Oil Limited    Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.17 a share Macdonald Dettwiler & Assoc Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.36 a share Manulife Financial Corp    Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 37¢ a share Maple Leaf Foods Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect a loss of 15¢ a share Penn West Petroleum Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 11¢ a share UNITED STATESCME Group Inc.  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 83¢ a share ConocoPhillips  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.56 a share Expedia, Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 15¢ a share Kellogg Co. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 97¢ a share Kraft Foods Group Inc  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 76¢ a share MasterCard Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 72¢ a share Marathon Petroleum Corp. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.06 a share Motorola Solutions, Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 50¢ a share Southwestern Energy Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 62¢ a share Western Union Co.  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 35¢ a share read more

Sri Lanka condoles with India over Punjab tragedy

Sri Lanka today expressed its condolences with India over the loss of lives following a train accident that took place yesterday in Amritsar, Punjab.President Maithripala Sirisena expressed deep sadness over the tragic loss of lives and injury to many, following the unfortunate train accident that took place yesterday in Amritsar, Punjab. At least 60 people were killed and 72 injured after a train ran into crowds at Joda Phatak crossing in Amritsar where a large number of people had gathered to watch Ravan effigy burning on Friday evening. (Colombo Gazette) He said that Sri Lanka stands in solidarity with the people of India at this time of difficulty and, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

City council opts for regulation over ban of Regina massage parlours

After extensive debate city council has opted for regulating Regina’s approximately 20 massage parlours through a licensing program and Zoning Bylaw changes.A motion brought forward by Ward 4 Coun. Lori Bresciani during a special city council meeting Monday night to ban them outright was defeated, with five councillors in support of a ban — including Mayor Michael Fougere — and six in favour of regulating.Regulations will focus on protecting workers and the integrity of neighbourhoods, according to administration, who will come back with a fleshed-out regulatory framework in March of 2020 that takes into account comments and concerns voiced by city council during Monday night’s meeting.  In addition to a licensing program, administration is proposing a one-block separation distance from schools, churches, daycares and other massage parlours, similar to the regulations applied to cannabis retail outlets.Changes to the Zoning Bylaw are also being recommended to distinguish between massage parlours and therapeutic massage by using the term “body rub establishments.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Currently, the Zoning Bylaw allows massage parlours as a discretionary use in industrial zones, although none of the approximately 20 massage parlours currently operating in Regina are complying with the bylaw.Administration is recommending they also be allowed as a discretionary use in major arterial zones (where most massage parlours currently operate), such as Victoria Avenue and Albert Street.After hearing calls for some amendments to the proposed Zoning Bylaw changes, including also requiring a one-block separation distance from residential zones, administration will also come back with refined zoning recommendations at a Priorities and Planning Committee sometime before the spring.Residents had a chance to voice their concerns at an executive committee meeting in June.Consistent with public consultations that occurred in March, the majority of delegations who shared their views advocated for a complete ban on massage parlours instead of licensing, arguing regulation would increase the demand for sexual services and human trafficking.Thirteen delegations spoke at Monday night’s meeting to councillors and administration, many who continued calls for an outright ban.jackerman@postmedia.com read more

Investigators end search at offices of Panama Papers firm

A police officer stands outside Mossack Fonseca law firm while Organized crime prosecutors raid the offices, in Panama City, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) Investigators end search at offices of Panama Papers firm by Juan Zamorano And Kathia Martinez, The Associated Press Posted Apr 13, 2016 8:28 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PANAMA CITY – Prosecutors on Wednesday wrapped up their search of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of any illegal activity in the company at the centre of a document leak that revealed details of offshore financial accounts.Lead organized crime prosecutor Javier Caraballo emerged from the offices after 27 hours of searching to say investigators had seized 100 computer servers that they would begin reviewing.“We cannot so far establish if we have elements that show some kind of tie (to illegal acts), but we are satisfied with the quantity of information that we have been able to collect,” Caraballo said.Earlier in the day, Attorney General Kenia Porcell said it was too early to talk about what might have found in an investigation that she described as very complex. She said investigators were checking the firm’s computers and noted it had servers in multiple locations. Prosecutors are also checking the server of the telephone company that provided the firm’s service.“I’m not saying there is a crime,” Porcell stressed.Mossack Fonseca has denied any wrongdoing.The search started Tuesday, 10 days after news reports began emerging about the document leak known as the Panama Papers. Stories reported that the millions of documents contained details on secretive offshore accounts and shell companies set up by Mossack Fonseca for wealthy clients around the globe.About 30 demonstrators gathered outside Mossack Fonseca’s office Wednesday to demand a thorough investigation.“We demand justice. We cannot allow that a law firm cast doubts on the country,” said Luis Gonzalez, leader of the country’s powerful construction workers union. “Investigate these scoundrels and lock them up.”Some legal observers questioned the government’s delay in investigating the offices.“The day after the revelations came to light the public ministry should have intervened immediately in Mossack Fonseca, should have collected the data, the computer, gotten all of the evidence,” said Italo Antinori, an expert in constitutional law at Complutense University in Madrid. “A lot of evidence could have been diluted, altered.” read more

Jensen records hat trick in Buckeyes 41 win over Valparaiso

OSU junior defender Niall Logue (5) prepares to kick the ball while OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed (26) follows during the Buckcyes game against Valparaiso on Sept. 21 at the Jesse Ownes Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 4-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern PhotographerIn its match against Penn State a week ago, the Ohio State men’s soccer team allowed a goal in the very first minute that took the wind out of the sails.Since that early deficit, the Buckeyes have looked like a team that wants to avoid slow starts at all costs.For the second straight game, OSU got on the board early and did not look back.On the strength of a three-goal performance by senior forward Danny Jensen, OSU took down the Valparaiso Crusaders 4-1, improving to 3-5 with two straight victories.Just five minutes into the match, senior forward Christian Soldat launched a cross from the left side of the pitch that found Jensen, who was able to head the ball past the goalkeeper to give OSU an early 1-0 lead.“Danny had a great game. It really got us going in the first half,” said coach John Bluem. “His energy was tremendous.”Jensen, OSU’s active leader in points, recorded his first career hat trick with goals coming in the fifth, 13th, and 50th minute. It was the first hat trick by an OSU player since 2012.“Honestly balls were just bouncing my way,” said Jensen. “Touches that were just ending up on my foot. I guess luck is on my side today. I am going to go buy a lottery ticket.”After tallying seven points against the Crusaders, Jensen moved up to eighth on the Buckeyes all-time scoring list.Jensen led the team last season with 18 points (six goals, six assists), earning a second team All-Big Ten selection.Soldat finished with two assists in the match and Jensen would add an assist of his own on Ohio State’s fourth goal, coming from junior forward Nate Kohl.Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried made six saves for the Scarlet and Gray.Since their 0-4 start, the Buckeyes have started to heat up. OSU is 3-1 over its last four games, averaging 2.5 goals per game over the stretch.“Our game is starting to get a little bit better,” said Bluem. “These last two games I have felt more comfortable about our attacking play and I’m beginning to feel more comfortable with us defensively as well.”The win meant a little extra on Wednesday night, as the game honored the late Connor Senn, a former OSU soccer player. On Sept. 26, 2001, Senn collapsed on the field during a match against Akron. He died shortly thereafter from a congenital heart defect.“It was super special,” Siegfried said. “I grew up in Granville, Ohio where Connor Senn grew up too. His statue is outside my high school’s soccer stadium. I’ve always looked forward to playing this game and honoring him.”Donations to the Connor Senn Memorial Fund were accepted before the game. The fund helps sponsor a fully endowed scholarship at Ohio State and provides an educational symposium on sudden cardiac arrest.The Buckeyes will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on the Bowling Green Falcons on the road this Saturday at 7 p.m. read more

Albert Pujols Becomes 26th Player With 500 Home Runs

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels became 26th player in Major League Baseball history to reach 500 career home runs Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.  In the process, he set another mark: He is the first to blast his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, as the Angles defeated the Washington Nationals, 7-2.And the only problem with that was that his wife was not there to witness history. She had planned to travel with the team when he was one dinger away from the milestone. Neither of them considered that he’d hit two home runs in the same night.”I went and made a phone call and . . . she was doing her nails,” Pujols said. “And everybody in the salon, I guess, was telling her, ‘Congratulations!’ And she was like, ‘Did you just hit your 500th?’ I was like, ‘I’m sorry,’ ” Pujols said, laughing.”She would have loved to be here with my kids and my family. She drives me every day to try to be a better person, a better player,” he added. ”I would have loved to share this moment with her here.”Hitting like the Pujols of old, the three-time NL MVP delivered a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth, both off Taylor Jordan (0-3).”I knew this year, it was going to happen, whether it was tonight, tomorrow, two months from now,” Pujols said.He also hit his 400th homer at Nationals Park.”I admire his ability and the way he goes about playing the game, and I have for some time,” said Washington manager Matt Williams, who played against Pujols. ”I just wish he’d do it against somebody else.”About three months past his 34th birthday, Pujols is the third-youngest to get to 500; Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx were 32. read more

Tradition of farmers giving names to their land at risk of dying

The tradition of farmers giving names to their land is at risk of dying out, a researcher has warned after compiling a new dictionary of English field names.Field names are first recorded during Anglo-Saxon times and were essential for everyday life before mapping was established with first ordnance survey maps in the mid 18th century.Some original names survive, others are lost or been renamed as the landscape has changed.But few field names appear today on modern maps adding to the disconnection between town and country people.Linguistics expert Dr Paul Cavill fears changing farm practices are driving out historic names for parcels of land that make up the British countryside.He said: “The demand for bigger fields which has destroyed hedgerows and stone walls has led to the disappearance of many place names that were once well-known in communities.”Dr Cavill, who has just completed a new dictionary of English field names, said: “People looking at names on maps today would not know the history of the land. Field names used to give clues to what was happening on the land, whether it was a field for crops or cattle, which birds or wild animals were  seen there, what locals used it for, as a Mayfield for May Day celebrations or a Lovers’ Lane.”He added: “Farmers today for example don’t need a headland in their field. They wouldn’t call it that today. It used to be the  space needed to turn a plough, but modern tractors don’t need it.”If the word dyke or sitch(corr sp) was in a field name people knew it would be wet or boggy so would avoid walking through it. Communities used to understand what went on on the land because of the name.”I sometimes find field names in catalogues of land sales but not many as they have become urban sprawl.  Townies like me are losing a connection with the land we live in.” The academic who teaches Old English at Nottingham Universiry is now appealing to landowners to tell him the modern names they are giving their fields and if they reflect developments in today’s countryside.His new  dictionary with 45,000 field names  is a treasure trove for enthusiasts of language and local history.But the information has largely been gleaned from tithe records of the mid 19th century and while local authorities today name streets and decide the  spelling of road signs they have no responsibility for field names.He laments: “I haven’t found many modern examples of field names. There is a Bulldozer( Great Dalby, Leicestershire) and various Machine Fields or Orchards and Pylon meadows  but nothing about recent changes to the landscape.”Are there fields out there named after mobile phone masts, wind turbines or quad bikes? I don’t even know of a field named after a post box or telephone kiosk, though there are some about signposts. I would love to hear about new field names.”His research however has unearthed some fascinating information. It seems there was a Disneyland was established in England  569 years before Walt Disney opened his first adventure theme park in California in 1955.A field in Lincolnshire was named Disney land in 1386 after the owners, the Disney family, originally from D’Isigny  in France. Dr Cavill said he had no grid reference to locate the precise field today.Ketchup Piece in West Haddon, Northamptonshire, was nothing to do with tomatoes but a former mushroom field. While it known today world wide as a distinctive red sauce for burgers and chips, English ketchup was originally made of mushrooms with the first recipe recorded in 1727 in Eliza Smith’s “The Compleat Housewife,”Other imaginative field names include Puppies Parlour,  found around the country were canoodling spots for lovers while in Barnston, Essex, a field called Please Your Honour is thought to be the place where the Lord of the Manor Arranged to meet local girls.Farmers angry with the poor quality of some fields dubbed them Purgatory, Tedious, Misery,  Shameful and Labour In Vain, while land furthest from the farmhouse were named after far-flung  places around the world such as Zululand or Bermuda or after military battles such as Crimea and Waterloo.Fashion inspired names for  funny shaped fields such as Footed Stocking and Lady Gown’s Tail while sites of public hangings refer to Gallows and Jibbets.Places with terms such as pye, major and madge refer to havens of magpies while urchin means it was a home to hedgehogs. urchin was the old English word , still existing today  for similarly spiny sea urchins,  though difficult to link with the word for a  raggedly dressed child.Land is often named after monastic communities such as Frying Croft owned by friars or Mincings Ley and Minchins  Acres from the old English name for a nun, mynchen and myncen, also a derivation of minx.Many of these names still appear on farm deeds if not on maps and while many are unknown to most people,  farmers such as Tim Breitmeyer, president the Country Landowners Association, who farms 1,450 acres in Cambridgeshire, still rely on them.”We’ve had the farm for 50 years and have not changed any of our field names,” he said. ” A lot are geographically named  such as Underwood or the Spinney,  but I have some light stony ground called Poorlands, a field called The Plum after a beautiful plum hedge and one called Ocean, though I don’t know why as it is nowhere near the sea and doesn’t flood.   “I find the names vital for our crop management schedule for example to record which fields  have been sprayed with certain chemicals I know of some farmers with fields named after former RAF stations but nothing very modern.”A New Dictionary of English Field-Names is published by the English Place-Name Society Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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Dragan Gajic on betting scandal Shameful campaign against my name

The chaos regarding the Montpellier illegal betting and fixing scandal did not go past the right wing of the club, the Slovenian Dragan Gajic, besides the best scorer in the suspected match with 10 goals. After the public lynch that goes for days, the Slovenian player decided to communicate to the public through the Slovenian Handball Federation:– In the past few days there are allegations without any ground against me, that is blackening my name and honour. In the court in Montpellier I claimed that absolutely in no way I am involved in match fixing between Cesson-Rennes and Montpellier. I believe I behaved in sportive and ethical manner. In that game I defended the colours of my team in best possible way, so the allegations against me are unjustful. In my favour goes the fact that I scored 10 goals from 12 shots. One of the best statistics for me last season. Specialists are watched the game did not find any irregularities. With the help my lawyer I will prove that I am not involved in anything. My only wish is to defend my honour and to get back on court as soon as possible. – said Gajic. ← Previous Story Italian title for the top team Facebook followers goes to….Lazio! Next Story → Magdeburg extends contracts with van Olphen and Weber Cesson-RennesDragan GajićgajicrennesSloveniaslovenian handball federation read more

Boca Raton woman shares story after surviving Bastille Day attack in France

first_imgAfter finding out what happened at the promenade where she and her friends gathered to watch the fireworks, Repan is just thankful to be alive.“It’s just, I’m just still shaken,” said Repan. “It felt like in the moment there was just so much shock, and you know I guess we’re still in shock a little bit, but it took a while for us to just, I feel like all my emotions I’m just sort of releasing now.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida woman was among the thousands watching the Bastille Day fireworks in Nice when a truck plowed through the crowd, killing over 80 people.In fear and thousands of miles away from home, Kayla Repan from Boca Raton spoke to the Associated Press shortly after the attack.“I just saw someone running and screaming,” said Repan. “We had heard, I think I heard what I thought was fireworks still. I mean the fireworks show had ended but we just assumed they were fireworks still going off, but then really shortly after that I saw people running and you know we didn’t at this point have any idea what we were running from.”Repan was visiting France along with her fiancé and friends, for what was supposed to be a trip filled with fireworks and cheers. Instead, they are now left scared, confused and lost.“You know we’re not locals so we didn’t know where we were going, if we were going towards something, I mean it seemed like everyone was running, you know, we were running away from something but we were just turning down alleys and kind of looking for somewhere that might be safe,” said Repan.Repan and her group eventually found shelter inside a restaurant. “A lot of the shops started closing the doors, so we went into a restaurant,” she said. “I asked them right outside, I mean they had just closed the door and I was like ‘Please let us in,’ so we ran into this restaurant and stayed in there for a little bit.”When planning their trip to France, Repan and her friends said they were concerned due to the previous attack in Paris. However, they didn’t think terror would strike again. “You know since our whole trip, since we got here basically we had talked about what we would do and just sort of trying to exercise some sort of awareness,” said Repan. “In Paris I was super aware.” last_img read more

Trump triumphs in Florida with help of whites large turnout

first_img Session ID: 2019-09-12:f44f9e67f12807f4ef202fcc Player Element ID: vjs_video_615 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClinton’s defeat stunned some of her supporters. Trish Collins, a 39-year-old human resources manager, watched results at a St. Petersburg bar in silence. She is a Clinton supporter. “If you’re in your mid-40s and you’re looking at not having a pension, and you haven’t gotten a pay raise in eight years, and your taxes are going up and your friends are losing their jobs, yeah, it’s really scary,” Schale said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “I did not walk in tonight and think it was going to be this close,” she said. “I’m leaving here feeling very nervous and sad. They were both here in Florida a lot. I don’t know whether he mobilized people who hadn’t voted before.”There was no question that this year’s election sparked turnout in Florida, as more than 1 million voters turned out to the polls this year than did in 2012.Exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research showed that Trump led with voters age 45 and older, and almost two-thirds of white voters in Florida preferred Trump. Trump also had an advantage with men.Clinton had a slight lead with Florida women, and voters under age 45, particularly millennials, supported Clinton. Almost 9 in 10 African-Americans in Florida favored Clinton.Those same exit polls showed a significant divide between Cuban voters and non-Cuban Hispanics in Florida, the state with the nation’s third-largest Hispanic population. Trump led with Cuban voters, but more almost three-quarters of non-Cuban Hispanics preferred Clinton. Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric has turned off many Hispanics, but Trump appealed to Cuban voters in September by saying he would reverse the deal Democratic President Barack Obama made with Cuba to reopen diplomatic relations — unless Cuba expands political freedoms.Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who had backed Trump since March, predicted that jobs and the economy would be the issue that helped the part-time Florida resident capture the state. The exit polls showed that Scott was right. Almost half of Floridians picked the economy as their top concern. Terrorism was second, with about a quarter of Florida voters picking it as the most important issue facing the nation. Less than 1 in 10 voters picked immigration as their top issue in Florida.Democratic strategist Steve Schale, who ran Obama’s 2008 Florida campaign and was a top 2012 adviser, said Democrats attacked Trump for being a racist and xenophobic without sufficiently addressing fears white, middle-class voters have about the economy. center_img TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican businessman Donald Trump’s victory in Florida was buoyed by a record turnout of more than 9.5 million voters, as well as deep levels of support among whites and older voters anxious about the economy.Trump’s victory in the Sunshine State over Democrat Hillary Clinton wasn’t a landslide, but he defeated her in the battleground state by more than 100,000 votes. That’s more than President Barack Obama had when he carried the state four years ago.Up until Election Day, it had been a seesaw tug-of-war for the state as both candidates repeatedly swept through, urging their supporters to turn out. The two campaigns and their allies smothered Florida’s airwaves with television ads, spending in excess of $120 million in advertising in the lead-up to Election Day, according to Kantar Media’s political ad tracker.In a conference room at the Hilton Miami Airport where a small group of Republicans had gathered to watch the presidential returns after Sen. Marco Rubio’s victory party, cheers erupted when it was announced Trump had won Florida.“Liberty, liberty, liberty,” shouted Carlos Lumpuy as others hugged and shook hands. “President-elect Donald Trump!”Trump lost in Florida’s urban counties, such as Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, but he ran up large margins in other parts of the state, from the Panhandle to the Keys. Only nine of Florida’s 67 counties backed Clinton.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Projects Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Direct Mail Quality Control Specialist at Kirkwood DirectFull-Time Optical Assembly Technician at RigakuFull-Time Sales Associate at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Home Health Aide at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonFull-Time Engineering Technician at SymboticFull-Time Early Education & Child Care Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time Landscaping Foreman at Gallugi Landscaping Full-Time Shift Supervisor at Panera Bread(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

ARRI Mobile TV Group Back New Venture Revitalizing Streamed Concerts

first_img ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Dumbo’ Show Off the Versatility of Cinematographer Ben Davis ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Studio Origo Pacts With ARRI in Budapest A new venture looking to bring a fresh approach to live-streaming concerts has gotten the backing of hardware heavyweights ARRI and Mobile TV Group.Wide+Close is launching with the mandate of shooting music performances with film cameras and cinematographers in order to give the content a more cinematic feel.“We want to take concert filming back from the broadcast TV people and put it in the hands of filmmakers, where it belongs,” said Wide+Close founder Kenny Stoff at a launch party held Thursday at ARRI offices in Burbank, Calif. “We want to bring the artistry back like the great concert films of the past.”Stoff is teaming with his longtime collaborator Ryley Fogg to form Wide+Close, which will get financing and equipment from ARRI, the Munich-based camera giant, and mobile-unit operator Mobile TV Group. ARRI president Glenn Kennel praised Stoff for bringing fresh thinking to capturing the concert experience. “This is one of the areas we’ve been thinking about for some time,” he said. “Kenny Stoff and his enthusiasm for covering concerts with cinema style is really exciting, and this is a great opportunity for us to support that.” Related Wide+Close’s new backers were won over by an in-market test run conducted earlier this year at Coachella, where AEG Studios head Raymond Roker commissioned Stoff and his team to capture and live-stream the event on YouTube for festival host Goldenvoice.Now the hope is Wide+Close will be able to utilize the same high-tech techniques for concert buyers ranging from streaming services to TV broadcasters. Wide+Close shot the Billie Eilish concert at the Greek Theatre earlier this month.Stoff is a veteran director and cinematographer whose work ranges from documentaries to commercials, but has developed a specialty shooting some of music’s biggest names, including “Sonic Highways,” an HBO docuseries featuring Foo Fighters.He is driven by the notion of restoring the emotional connection to the viewing experience he believes is often lost by traditional broadcast concert programming. Said Stoff, “Music is not a spectator sport. It’s not a sport at all, and it shouldn’t be shot like one.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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