Stars Take Part In LilySarahGrace Color Outside The Lines Campaign

first_imgLilySarahGrace (LSG) today announced its latest fundraising campaign, “Color Outside the Lines,” based around drawings from more than 40 artists in film, television, music and visual art that were specially created for LSG.The campaign will officially launch on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the first-annual LSG Gala at Jack Studios (601 W 26th St).Featured artists in the campaign include Adam Scott, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Carole Feuerman, Casey Affleck, David Copperfield, Diane von Furstenberg, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Banks, Elle Fanning, Eric Bogosian, Helen Ficalora, Jack Black, Jason Bateman, Jason Schwartzman, Jemima Kirk, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Knoxville, Julianna Marguiles, Julianne Moore, Justin Theroux, Justin Vivian Bond, Laura Dern, Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham, Lionel Richie, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mario Batali, Mark Seliger, Mary-Louise Parker, Naomi Watts, Natasha Lyonne, Nigel Sylvester, Rufus Wainwright, Sage Vaughn, Scott Caan, Tina Fey, Tom Arnold, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Ferrell and will.i.am.As part of “Color Outside the Lines,” LSG has launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish these one-of-a- kind drawings into a book, titled You Can’t Memorize This. For more information about “Color Outside the Lines” and to donate to the cause, click here.“My daughters were creative beings, each with their own individual passions and gifts. All three shared challenges in literacy. I witnessed Grace flourish in a creative, art-infused classroom, and Lily panic in a rigid, traditional one. No child should be frightened by school. Sadly with the removal of the Arts, this is very common in Public Education today,” LSG Founder Matthew Badger said. “This campaign is all about promoting the joy of creativity. I just think it is really awesome that so many creative people showed up for this and took the time to do a drawing. The family of LilySarahGrace suddenly just got so much bigger! I hope this campaign furthers our reach into the classrooms across America. The country is filled with public elementary school teachers that are desperate to bring the arts into their classrooms. They know how art creates a love of learning for their students.”LSG provides underfunded schools with supplies and educational tools to teach their curriculum through the arts. Whoopi Goldberg, Charles Best and Hans Tullman will be honored at the Gala for their significant contributions and dedication to arts education.LilySarahGrace was founded by Matthew Badger and his partner, Abby Ballin, after his daughters – Lily, Sarah and Grace – tragically passed away in a fire on Christmas of 2011. Lily was 9 and twins Sarah and Grace were 7. Badger witness firsthand how vital the arts in school were for his girls because of their dyslexia. Art was their passion. Since April 2012, LSG has given $1 million in supplies to teachers in underfunded public elementary schools to teach their curriculum through the arts. Because of LilySarahGrace, 140,000 children have learned through this method in classrooms all over America. To learn more, visit www.lilysarahgrace.org.In addition to “Color Outside the Lines,” the Gala will feature specially designed charms from Helen Ficalora, based on a drawing by Sarah Badger. The charms are available in yellow, pink or white 14k, solid-gold – with a diamond charm or without – and sterling silver. Pricing ranges from $75 to $300. 25% of the proceeds go to LSG. Charms will be available for purchase at the LSG Gala.The evening will also feature a performance by Rufus Wainwright and a DJ set by Andy Rourke of the Smiths. Creative direction for the Gala is conceptualized and executed by Abby Ballin and Periel Aschenbrand. To purchase tickets for the Gala, click here.The Host Committee for the 2014 LSG Gala includes Laura Dern, Mindy Goldberg, Jenny Levy, Genevieve Lynch, Timory King, Tim Ives, Gaby Basora, Doug Halbert, Stacy Wall, Jake Bernstein, Michael Goldberg, Cindy Sherman, Rebecca Blumhagen, Liana Pai and Bridget Goodbody.last_img read more

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William And Elizabeth Shatner With Wells Fargo To Host Check Presentation

first_imgWilliam Shatner will join his wife Elizabeth, Wells Fargo Greater Los Angeles Lead Region President, David DiCristofaro and Wells Fargo Senior Vice President, Jonathan Weedman at a news event to announce a major contribution to support therapeutic service for military veterans, Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 AM at Shadow Hills Riding Club, 10263 La Canada Way, #2, Shadow Hills, Calif.As part of the news conference, Wells Fargo will make a check presentation to The All Glory Project, an organization seeking to promote, foster and support programs and institutions that utilize animal-assisted and adjunct therapies in aiding military veterans and their families.The All Glory Project’s mission is to educate the public about opportunities to support equine-assisted therapy.last_img

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Acid shipments halted in BC city while series of leaks is investigated

first_imgTRAIL, B.C. – Municipal officials in southeastern British Columbia say they have been assured that the company which moves sulphuric acid through a West Kootenay city won’t resume shipping until a thorough engineering investigation wraps up.A post on the City of Trail website says a meeting was requested Monday with senior members of International Raw Materials and Teck’s Trail smelter operations after sulphuric acid dripped on city roads over the weekend.The release of acid was the third in Trail since April, with the first two spills prompting thousands of vehicle claims to the Insurance Corporation of B.C.In the city’s post, Mayor Mike Martin says the third leak, which spilled less than a quarter of a litre of acid at a loading facility and left three dime-sized drips along a highway through Trail, was minor, but still concerning.Martin says that’s because previous meetings with International Raw Materials had ended with assurances the company was working to prevent future problems.The city says during the meeting the company said it has halted all truck transport of sulphuric acid until the engineering investigation and certification process concludes.Four new transport trailers will also be brought in to move the acid, the city says.International Raw Materials buys sulphuric acid from Teck’s Trail plant and hauls it along several busy commuter routes to loading facilities in another part of the city.The Insurance Corporation confirmed that hundreds of vehicles, including a new fire truck worth approximately $800,000, were damaged or destroyed by the first two acid spills.Teck said in a release earlier this month that a total of just under 300 litres of sulphuric acid leaked in separate spills on April 10 and May 23.No one was hurt, the acid was neutralized and is not believed to have seeped into area waterways.last_img read more

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Ban Kimoon to focus on better business practices at meeting of top

26 October 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will push for greater harmonization and realignment of business practices at the United Nations when he participates in the two-day meeting starting today of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) of top officials from across the UN system. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will push for greater harmonization and realignment of business practices at the United Nations when he participates in the two-day meeting starting today of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) of top officials from across the UN system.Mr. Ban will focus on such areas as improving procurement, human resources, audits and accounting and reducing transaction costs during the discussions in New York, his spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.Ms. Montas said the Secretary-General viewed this CEB meeting as the start of a process to make the entire UN system more effective and coherent in its business practices and to save money.“This includes the issue of internal audits,” she said. “Most of the members of the CEB have their own governing bodies – made up of Member States – who ultimately take the decision” on whether to release them “so the aim of this meeting is to decide on the best path to follow to try to harmonize practices within the UN system when it comes to the handling of internal audits and deciding what gets released. The same goes for issues relating to the Ethics Office.”Aside from management issues, the Board is also slated to take up a series of programme issues, including climate change, African development and the pilot “One UN” programme aimed at streamlining UN operations in each country.Mr. Ban plans to push UN agencies, funds and programmes to follow the efforts of the Secretariat to make the UN building ‘climate neutral’ during the planned overhaul known as the Capital Master Plan, the spokesperson said. read more

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Indiana Hoosiers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Stepping stone or stumbling block

There’s no question that Ohio State football (5-3, 2-2) vaulted itself into the race for a Big Ten Leaders Division title after its 33-29 upset win against then-No. 12-ranked Wisconsin. The real question is whether OSU can avoid a letdown in its upcoming game. With a Saturday contest against Indiana awaiting his team, first-year OSU head coach Luke Fickell said Thursday that he is wary of the Hoosiers. “Not that people believe it, but (Indiana) is a scary crew,” Fickell said. “I really believe that. With the way the offense is going for Indiana, they don’t mind coming (to OSU).” Indiana is in the middle of the pack among Big Ten offenses and is ranked No. 7 in the conference. The Hoosiers are averaging 23.2 points per game — just 1.3 points fewer than OSU. “They’ll be in a different mindset,” Fickell said. Surely, Indiana is in a different mindset compared to when it visited Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The Hoosiers lost, 38-10, that day but finished the season 5-7 and had a shot at bowl eligibility for parts of the year. In 2011, first-year Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson has led the Hoosiers to a 1-8 overall record and an 0-5 Big Ten record. Wilson also saw one of his top receivers, senior Damarlo Belcher, dismissed from the team this week. Co-defensive coordinator Mike Ekeler’s said he’s currently “extremely frustrated.” His unit has given up 51 points per game in the last four weeks “…We’ve gone downhill,” Ekeler said of Indiana’s 2011 performance. “I go home and I don’t sleep because I’m not used to this and I don’t want to get used to it. And I’m sick of it and I’m tired of it. It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve ever been a part of.” Though the defense has been disappointing for the Hoosiers, the offense has recently showed signs of life. They’ve averaged 31 points in their last two games and haven’t had trouble moving the ball. But Indiana co-offensive coordinator Rod Smith said that athletically, the Buckeye defense will be tough to match up against. “They’re big, fast and strong if you like that kind of athlete,” Smith said. “I tell those guys all the time so it’s going to be a challenge each and every snap.” Wilson has at least remained upbeat, saying his team is looking forward to Saturday’s game. “We look forward to going into (Ohio Stadium),” Wilson said. “We look forward to going against the Buckeyes and it will be a great challenge.” Fickell voiced concerns about the Indiana squad on Thursday, but Wilson is also realistic about the challenge presented by OSU. “(OSU is) coming off back-to-back wins, they’re sitting at 5-3,” he said. “They could have three wins in a row. They played very well at Nebraska and their freshman quarterback (Braxton Miller) has done a nice job. “They are doing it with good players and a quarterback that can make plays. The last time we won against Ohio State was in the 80’s, so we’re playing a team that’s pretty good. It’s not like all of a sudden I say we have an advantage from playing those guys.” Both teams head into the contest with injuries. Fickell said Thursday that OSU junior running back Jordan Hall was “doubtful” for the game and Ekeler remarked that the Hoosiers have had so many injuries they are having trouble filling the scout team. Weary though he may be, Fickell said there would be no let down on Saturday. “We’ve been through enough,” he said, “and we know what the situation is.” Kickoff for Saturday’s game at the ‘Shoe is set for noon. read more

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Major quits Army and sends medals back to Queen in protest at

first_imgBuckingham Palace confirmed it sent the major a letter in response, which he described as “very touching”. A decorated major facing his eighth investigation over the death of an Iraqi teenager 15 years ago has given his medals back and quit the Army in protest. Major Robert Campbell, who was wounded in the line of duty, became so disillusioned he returned his medals to the Queen, it has emerged.center_img Major Campbell, who serves in the Royal Engineers, said his decision to resign was a consequence of his career having been “poisoned” by a series of inquiries into the death of the Iraqi in 2003. Ministers are now under growing pressure to shut down the Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI) inquiry, which…last_img

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Game changing high performance drill rig

first_imgAtlas Copco’s new ultra fuel efficient drill rig, the SmartROC CL, was one of the star attractions at MINExpo where it was unveiled for the first time in public ahead of its official world launch in November. The company says it is a major step forward in DTH drilling. “Not only have the designers managed to slash fuel consumption by 45%, averaging 35 litres/h using a 165 mm drill bit, they have also boosted the achievable penetration rate by 50% compared with conventional DTH rigs currently in use.”How does the SmartROC CL do it? The engine power required to drive various functions and operations can now be controlled and optimized in a way that was previously not possible, thereby minimizing the amount of diesel fuel consumed overall.The design of the COPROD drill string which, combined with a choice of robust, high powered rock drills up to 50 KW, gives the kind of high penetration rates normally only achieved in top hammer drilling together with the superior hole quality that comes with DTH drilling.In addition, this package includes a range of automated, time-saving features including automatic rod handling (RHS), hole navigation system (HNS) and the ability to operate the rig by remote control using Atlas Copco’s BenchREMOTE system. Coupled with Surface Manager, Atlas Copco’s drill management software, this rig should be a great success.Mattias Hjerpe, Product Manager, says: “Many of our customers in, for example, Australia, South Africa, Latin America and Scandinavia, who use DTH drilling, now have a great opportunity to slash their fuel bills and boost their productivity at the same time. It’s a winning combination.”When the first new rigs are shipped out for delivery in the first quarter of 2017, Australian miners will be first in line. Tom Ross, Business Line Manager, Atlas Copco Australia, says: “The demand for the new SmartROC CL is already very strong here and our customers are very much looking forward to its arrival – and to becoming the world’s first owners.”The same sentiments are echoed in Latin America, and particularly in Chile where Vidal Martin, Business Line Manager, Atlas Copco Chilena, is convinced that the rig will be especially appreciated as it has proved to function well at high altitudes.At a time when miners are facing extra tough economic conditions, a drill rig that can substantially reduce running costs and boost productivity is clearly worth investigating.SmartROC CL operates in the 115 mm (4 ½”) to 216 mm (8 ½”) hole diameter range. It comes with a choice of powerful COPROD rock drills and a maximum hole depth of 42.5 m.Moreover, SmartROC CL comes with a CAT C13 engine developing 328 kW (440 hp) at 2 000 rpm, available in both Tier 3 and Tier 4 Final versions.last_img read more

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Amazon patents system to exchange unwanted gifts before theyre even sent

first_imgThere’s always a few family members and friends that you can count on to give you absolutely incredible gifts… and similarly, more than a few who seem to make a point of giving you dud gifts. You’d think that living in the era of Amazon wish lists would obviate a lot of this, but I still have friends who seemingly know nothing about my personality than the fact that I “like books,” and give me the latest Danielle Steele novel for Christmas accordingly.Amazon’s looking to change that with a new patent that helps protect you from receiving dud gifts by allowing you to return unwanted presents before you even receive them. According to the patent, the new procedure would allow Amazon users to convert gifts from a specific giver to presents they want more. Here’s how it works: you set up a list on Amazon of people whose gift giving instincts you don’t entirely trust. When these individuals try to send you a gift through Amazon, you then get an alert that tells you exactly what they’re sending, and offering you the ability to silently convert purchases from any potential sender… while also sending them a thank you note automatically! How cheeky!I have to say, even though I admire the idea, this is a pretty ingrateful way to handle receiving a gift. As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Silently exchanging a gift before it’s even opened seems a pretty crappy way to reward someone’s love and generosity.Read more at Washington Postlast_img read more

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Community leaders say SANDAGs new TransNet vision will shelve highway safety improvements

first_imgCommunity leaders say SANDAG’s new TransNet vision will shelve highway safety improvements KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAfter controversy surrounding proposed new transit options from SANDAG MTS is doing its best to make the community feel involved in any future plans.They are holding their first public forum asking community members for their help defining the future of transit in San Diego.Mark Olson from MTS joined KUSI News to discuss more about what this meeting means.A new survey says more than 50 percent of people who drive alone to work indicated that they would choose an alternative commute at least once per week under the right circumstances, according to findings from the 2018 Commute Behavior Survey.For more information about the 2021 Regional Plan and 5 Big Moves to deliver a bold new transportation vision, please visit SDForward.com/Vision. June 25, 2019 Updated: 6:12 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones and Santee City Councilwoman Laura Koval are spoke out against a San Diego Association of Governments plan to improve public transit infrastructure, which opponents say will come at the cost of planned highway improvements.The community leaders claim  SANDAG’s executive director wants to steer TransNet funds to other mass transit programs, at the expense of promised road improvements such as road and safety improvements to SR-67.“SR-67 between Ramona and Lakeside is not only considered dangerous to daily motorists, but it serves as a critical escape route during wildfire. Mass evacuations during the 2007 Witch Creek blaze turned the narrow, winding road into a parking lot, with traffic backed up for hours,” according to a release by Dianne Jacob’s office.KUSI Contributor and AM 760 radio host Mark Larson joined KUSI News to further discuss the battle over TransNet funds. Posted: June 25, 2019last_img read more

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Mount Hood Meadows plans Saturday opening

first_imgMount Hood Meadows plans to open for the season on Saturday with limited operations.Buttercup and Easy Rider chairlifts are scheduled to operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but more lifts may be added depending on snow conditions, said Dave Tragethon, executive director of communications, on Thursday.The resort will announce chairlift ticket pricing for Saturday by Friday afternoon.Mount Hood Meadows has 19 inches of snow, with more depth at higher elevations. Saturday’s opening is dependent on more snow. The forecast calls for a foot or more by Saturday.“Early season conditions exist, with good to thin coverage on the groomed runs, with exposed grass, rocks,” according to Tragethon. “Skiers and snowboarders should be aware of unmarked obstacles.”With enough additional snow, the high-speed quad chairlifts including the new Stadium Express might open by Saturday or Sunday, he added.Stadium Express will be Mount Hood Meadows’ first new chairlift since 2005. The bottom terminal is much closer to the lodge than the old Stadium chair. The top terminal is on the ridge near the top of Heather lift. This will improve access to north areas including Heather Canyon, Shooting Star and Hood River Meadows.last_img read more

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Peonies and murals to brighten Homers Pioneer Avenue

first_img The artists used a studio on the corner of Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street. (Photo courtesy of Kady Perry) One of the smallest murals of the bunch, painted by artist Sebastian Troy Pierre. (Photo courtesy of Kady Perry) Artists work in small teams of three or more to create each mural (Photo courtesy of Kady Perry) Since May, murals have been popping up around Homer’s main commercial street, Pioneer Avenue. This is thanks to the Peonies on Pioneer Mural Program. The six-week program was led by an out of state art consultant with help from Bunnell Street Arts Center, and a handful of local artists.Listen nowArtist Brianna Allen works on a 16-by-8-foot wooden panel that will be installed at the Lakeshore Mall. (Photo courtesy of Kady Perry)Businesses are partnering with artists to highlight the local peony industry and to bring continuity to the town’s business district. Kady Perry is an art consultant from New York, who flew to Homer to help create this project. The project has already resulted in two murals along Pioneer, and volunteers are also planting hundreds of peony bulbs along the roadway.“It’s a theme because we are celebrating the industry that’s here,[and] that’s budding from the peony farm,” Perry said.Peony farms are a growing industry in the Homer area because the cold weather allows local farmers to harvest cut flowers, and supply them to national and international markets during a time of year when other areas can’t produce them.Perry has been leading the six-week program, and said artists are eager to gain experience through community art projects.“There’s kind of a demand for training for artists right now across the nation. Artists have this skill-set, and they want to continue to practice professionally, and a great way to do that is by being a mural painter,” Perry said. The Heath Street retaining wall is repainted after 25 years with peonies and neon colors. (Photo courtesy of Kady Perry)center_img A practice design for the Salmon mural, painted on a piece of cardboard by Brianna Allen (Photo courtesy of Kady Perry) Artists Taylor Ashlock and Brianna Allen work together on a large scale mural for Lakeshore Mall (Photo courtesy of Kady Perry) The artists are creating eight original murals. Some are painted straight onto the sides of buildings and others are painted onto wooden panels that will be purchased by businesses, and then permanently installed.One of the mural projects involved redoing the Heath Street mural, which was painted by local artist, Jean Steele, 25 years ago. The old image of a seining boat was fading, so a team of artists stripped it off the wall and replaced it with multiple layers of new designs. The artists began with a colorful layer of peonies, and finished off with a detailed comic strip design that depicts a fishing story of a man going off to sea, while his wife awaits his return.Another mural that is over 20 feet long, also has a story behind it. Desiree Hagen, a volunteer artist in the project, explained the mural as being a depiction of Sedna, the Inuit Goddess of the sea.“She’s like giant. She’s like the ocean. There’s a whole mythology about her. One of them is where she got her fingers cut off and all of her fingers became the marine mammals like the whales, the seals, the otters, and everything,” Hagen said.Another artist in the group, Brianna Allen, described the 16-foot-long, 8-foot-tall mural that will be permanently installed at the Lakeshore Mall.“There were salmon and they’re sort of like, really abstract on the inside. Some were rainbow color; some were filled in with floral. So the premise was to take that concept and make it ours by putting peonies inside the salmon,” Allen said.Asia Freeman, the Executive Artistic Director for Bunnell Street Arts Center, helped Perry create the program.“As we look forward and think about economic development, for a community like Homer, and Alaska in general, I think it’s very important to support the efforts that are being made in areas like agriculture, the arts, cultural tourism,[and] education. Homer is well poised to be a leader in our state, and that’s really exciting to me,” Freeman said.The fact that the murals will remain here for years to come, having a lasting impact on the atmosphere in the community, is a large part of Perry’s motivation as a traveling artist.“When it’s 30 degrees here, and all grey and blue in the winter, those murals are really going to add a spice of color that’s going to psychologically impact the residents as well as remind them of the great time in building and painting those murals,” Perry said.Two murals are already up on Pioneer Avenue – on a retaining wall and at a car wash. Organizers hope to see the rest installed by the end of the season.last_img read more

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Increasing road accidents a setback for progress

first_img.Road accidents claim nine to 20 lives every day in the country but the government has no updated figures to address the situation.A total of 3,079 people were killed in road crashes in the past one year, says a report compiled by Prothom Alo.Statistics produced by several private organisations show the number of the victims of road accidents increased recently, compared to the figures shown in official reports.The government has fixed a target of reducing deaths in road accidents to half from the current level in line with the UN objectives, said Moazzem Hossain, director of road accident research institute at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.It’s not clear how such goal will be attained when there is no accurate figure of deaths from road accidents, he pointed out.A total of 7,397 people lost lives in road accidents, meaning 20 such death per day, in 2017, according to Bangladesh Passengers’ Welfare Association. Nirapad Sarak Chai (We Demand Safe Road) put the figure at 5,645 or 15 deaths per day.The Bangladesh Police is yet to publish the report on the number of victims of road accidents in the past year.However, the police reports on the road crashes in the previous years show the average number of deaths in a range between 2,000 and 2,500.Moazzem Hossain regretted that most of the persons who died of road accidents were younger ones and earning members of the families.Unfortunately, such losses would be equal to 2 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. There is no scope to urgently address this as its a national loss in all respect, he added.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin.last_img read more

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National Womens Conference Returns To Houston To Celebrate 40 Years

first_img X Listen https://en.wikipedia.org/Rosalynn Carter with Betty Ford and Ladybird Johnson at the 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston. 00:00 /06:11 center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Courtesy – UH LibrariesA publication from the first National Women’s Conference in 1977, which was held in Houston.In 1977, the first-ever National Women’s Conference took place in Houston.This came after the United Nations proclaimed 1975 as the International Women’s Year, which spurred then-President Gerald Ford to create a commission promoting equality between genders. President Jimmy Carter continued that initiative, which eventually lead to the first conference.Now, 40 years later, the conference is returning to Houston for a two-day conference Nov. 6-7 featuring presentations on a variety of topics related to women’s rights and the politics of the past 40 years.Houston Matters previews the conference with Leandra Zarnow, assistant professor of history at the University of Houston, Robin Paoli, the leader of Houston Women March, and Marjorie Spruill, one of the conference’s keynote speakers. Sharelast_img read more

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This Hilarious Chatbot Wastes Scammers Time So You Dont Have To

first_img Researchers Discover Two More Cases of Facebook Data ExposureJapan Beefs Up Cybersecurity Ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics There’s a poignant moment in Godzilla 2014 where Ken Watanabe realizes that the only way for humanity to deal with the threat of the monsters is to stand back and “Let them fight.” The folks at New Zealand cybersecurity company Netsafe must have had the same idea, only instead of giant lizards, the monsters they’re dealing with are scam emails. They’ve come up with a hilariously effective anti-scam defense tool called “Re:scam,” a chatbot that wastes scammer’s time so you don’t have to.Check it out!Ignoring and deleting a scam email is an easy way to avoid some personal headaches, but it just kicks the can down the road instead of solving the bigger problem. The scammer will then just immediately target someone else. What makes Re:scam so brilliant is that it acts almost like a fly trap for shady online characters.After you forward the scam email to me@rescam.org, the AI will then begin conversing with the scammer. As the video demonstrates, the AI is sophisticated enough to give scammers false hope. The chatbot will seem like it’s genuinely interested in Russian brides or Nigerian prince treasures or whatever.However, like a ace prank caller, throughout the conversation the AI will do tons of little things, frustrating for scammers and funny for us, to prevent the discussion from actually going forward. It’s like Borat endlessly asking about cheese. You can see some excellent examples of Re:scam and its purposeful obtuseness in action in this Scribd thread by The Guardian. There are some real chef’s kisses in there.Eventually, you have to figure scammers would realize they’re jogging in place talking to a dead end on loop and move on. But still, all the time wasted chatting with Re:scam is time spent not targeting a real person. We better not get too comfortable giving AI these menial tasks, though. It’s the perfect prologue to a machine revolt.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Youll Need Very Deep Pockets to Book Airbnb Luxe Accommodation

first_imgStay on target Airbnb For Work Simplifies Business TravelAirbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise Always dreamt of spending a night in a French castle or Tuscan villa? Airbnb’s got you covered.The lodging service this week introduced Luxe: a new rental tier aimed at people with cash to burn: lavish accommodations cost more than $1,000 per night*.Boasting homes that are “destinations in themselves,” Airbnb has offerings for every type of one-percenter:AdChoices广告Literary fans may seek inspiration (and beachfront views) at The Fleming Villa in Jamaica, where Ian Fleming wrote his famous spy novels. Introverts, meanwhile, can plan the ideal vacation by booking an entire island (with its own self-declared time zone) in French Polynesia.“Airbnb Luxe provides access to unique and spectacular properties with dedicated trip designers to ensure bespoke experiences and services to make every stay truly magical,” the company wrote in an announcement.The new platform—based on the “deep expertise” Airbnb gained from its 2017 acquisition of Luxury Retreats—launches with more than 2,000 handpicked homes around the world.Each dwelling must pass meet 300-plus criteria in design and function: everything from premium materials and rare features to group spaces, chef-grade appliances, and “the proper amount of bathrooms corresponding to each bedroom.”The medieval farm-to-table experience of Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany, the eco-friendly design of Te Kahu in New Zealand, and the chef, driver, and butler services that come with Grace Bay Residences in Turks and Caicos don’t hurt, either.Each Airbnb Luxe booking promises 24/7 access to a trip designer—a sort of personal travel agent—who will ensure the stay is tailored to your needs (including arranging childcare, private chefs, in-house massage therapists, and, for the truly dedicated, personal training sessions in a private gym).“Today’s luxury traveler is craving more than just high-end accommodations,” Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky said in a statement. “They seek transformation and experiences that leave them feeling more connected to each other and to their destination.”As impossibly out-of-reach these Caribbean islands and ski chalets seem to most people, there appears to be a real market for luxury properties and experiences.In 2018, the number of Airbnb booking for listings worth at least $1,000 per night increased more than 60 percent (to what number, it isn’t clear).The hospitality firm recently announced a new Adventures program, which offers extraordinary experiences like the chance to travel around the world in 80 days, track lions on foot in Kenya, and hunt for UFOs in Arizona. Perhaps a six-day Galapagos Slow Food Safari or camping on a Colorado cliff is more your style.Ranging in price from $79 for an overnight trip to $5,000 for a 10-day trek, adventures are led by local experts and meet certain quality and safety standards.* Much, much, much moreMore on Geek.com:‘Avengers: Endgame’ Fans Can Rent Tony Stark’s Rural Cabin on AirbnbSpice Girls Bus From ‘Spice World’ Movie Is Now an Airbnb RentalThis Massive Idaho ‘Potato’ Is Now a Cozy Airbnb You Can Stay Inlast_img read more

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Mexico through the lens of Szalay

first_img‘Mexico in the World Heritage’ – a collection of stunning photographs showcasing the architecture, art, and culture of the country – are on display at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, until September 14.Organised by The Embassy of Mexico in India, the collection has images captured by Mexican photographer Adalberto Ríos Szalay in which he highlights the sites and practices of the country that have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Mexico is ranked in 7th place by UNESCO for its cultural and natural sites that are of remarkable value to humanity. In Mexico, there are 35 sites included in the list as of 2018: 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites, and 2 mixed sites. Additionally, Mexico has 9 listed intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis exhibition aims to initiate creative dialogues between Mexico and India and explore the opportunities of knowledge exchange on restoration, conservation, and promotion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mexico, as India, is one of the finest examples of the complexity of these processes and of the gradual formation and transformation of the idea of cultural heritage. The exhibition is open from 11 am to 7 pm every day. (Except Monday)last_img read more

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Swagatalakshmi pays her tribute to Tagore

first_imgAs a gift to lovers of Rabindra sangeet, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta – a noted Randindra Sangeet exponent – will be presenting a solo programme at Rabindra Sadan, on May 2 (the eve of Kabipaksha).The programme will start with the last song composed by Rabindra Nath and end with the poet’s first song ‘Nirab Rajani Dekho’. Also at the event, Bhavna Cassettes and Records will bring out an experimental CD titled ‘Ogo Bideshini’ by Dasgupta. Tagore had come in contact with Western music from his early life. That is why, in many of his compositions, the influence of Western music is evident. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTherefore, the CD will have the singer’s compilation of original Western songs and the songs composed by Tagore. The compilation will also have some English, Scottish and Irish original songs, from which Tagore has taken the tunes and later composed his songs. Some of these songs are ‘Drink to me’, ‘Auld lang sune’, ‘Nancy lee’, ‘British Grenadiers’, ‘In good King Charles’, to name a few. The Bengal compositions include ‘Kotobaro bhebechinu’, ‘Purano sei diner kotha’, ‘Kali kali bolore aj’, ‘O dekhbi re bhai’, ‘Sokoli Phuralo’, etc. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSwagatalakshmi got her initial training from her father Pabitra Dasgupta, who used to sing various types of songs when she was a kid. And, even her mother Subrata was a student of great Rabindrasangeet exponent Debabrata Biswas. After her mother’s demise, Swagatalakshmi translated 53 of Tagore songs which were later published in a book titled ‘Galaxy’. The singer also had the honour to sing in Parliament in 1995 and took part in functions all over the globe. Dasgupta was the playback singer in Rituporno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali. She got an award for singing ‘Eki labonye purno pran’ in the playback in a film directed by Gautam Ghosh. During her career, she came in contact with stalwarts like Kanika Bandyopadhyay, Supriyo Thakur, Suchitra Mitra, William Radice, Amartya Sen, among others. Dasgupta has given music to 75 songs from ‘Gitabitan’ which have not been given the musical form.last_img read more

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Cynthina Nixon is running for governor of New York

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- She announced on Monday (19 March) her bid for governor of New York.I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us: https://t.co/9DwsxWW8xX pic.twitter.com/kYTvx6GZiD Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) — Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) March 19, 2018More to come…Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Cynthia Nixon is adding politician to her resume, which includes actor, activist, and born and bred New Yorker. Can she become governor? | Photo: Wikimedia/MTA This is how Cynthia Nixon responded to being called an ‘unqualified lesbian’Cynthia Nixon: ‘I’d rather be the good Nixon than the bad Cuomo’Cynthia Nixon loses New York Democratic nomination to Andrew CuomoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cynthina-nixon-running-governor-new-york/last_img read more

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Swoop to use Edmonton as second operational base

first_imgTags: Edmonton, Swoop, WestJet Share EDMONTON — Swoop’s new route from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) takes off today with a sold-out flight.Departure is scheduled for 10:25 a.m. MDT. In addition to the first flight, Swoop announced Edmonton as its second operational base.“Edmonton is a market keen to enjoy the ultra-low-cost fares Swoop provides,” said Steven Greenway, Swoop President and Chief Executive Officer. “This, along with Edmonton International Airport Authority’s support, has meant that we’ve chosen Edmonton as our second operational base. Swoop, as an Alberta-born organization is thrilled to be in Edmonton as a second home and looks forward to providing more flight choices as well as the economic benefits that air service provides in the form of jobs, tourism and connecting economies.”As of October, Swoop will base two of its B737-800 aircraft in Edmonton.Swoop is also launching its first flight from Winnipeg Richardson International airport to Hamilton today. Swoop’s sold out inaugural flights from Hamilton, Abbotsford and Halifax took wing on June 20.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureJust last week Swoop competitor Flair Airlines claimed Edmonton as its own hub of operations, relocating its executive base from Kelowna, B.C. to the Alberta capital. Monday, June 25, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Swoop to use Edmonton as second operational baselast_img read more

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The Pie Face is the

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