Adult Nova Scotians are functioning with literacy levels that meet the Canadian average and are better than the other Atlantic provinces, according to the Statistics Canada 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey released today, Nov. 9. “The results are a testament to Nova Scotians and the successful programs and initiatives like the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, workplace education programs and community-based literacy initiatives,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “It’s also largely due to the ongoing efforts of our literacy and workplace partners.” The survey measured four skill areas, including prose literacy (continuous text such as books and newspaper articles), document literacy (discontinuous text such as graphs and charts), numeracy and problem solving. All skill areas are measured on a scale of zero to 500 points, with scores divided into five levels of proficiency. Level three (276-325 points) is the score considered necessary to function effectively in the modern knowledge-based economy. In 2003, 61.6 per cent of working age adults (16-65) in Nova Scotia had the prose literacy levels needed to effectively function in a modern, knowledge-based economy. Nova Scotia scored higher on all four scales when compared to the average for Atlantic Canada and when compared to scores for Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. The average overall literacy score for Nova Scotia was the same as the average scores for Norway and Bermuda, the two highest scoring countries in the survey. Nova Scotia also achieved higher average scores than the United States in prose literacy. “As one of Canada’s smaller provinces, it’s quite notable that we met the national average and performed better than more than half of the Canadian provinces and territories,” said Mr. Muir. “Literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills are profoundly important to individual Nova Scotians and to the future of the province.” Mr. Muir said that while government is pleased with the results, there is still work to do to help more Nova Scotians achieve the literacy levels they need to succeed in the province. The new data will be used to help develop future policies and procedures and will act as a baseline to help the Department of Education and its partners measure future literacy development efforts. The Department of Education is planning a provincial literacy and essential skills summit for January 2006 to assess its progress to date, inform partners of the international survey results and look at ways to collaboratively move the literacy and essential skills agenda forward in Nova Scotia. The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey was last conducted in 1994. The Canadian and Atlantic region results have not changed significantly during the 10-year period. The 2003 survey included 20,000 Canadians and 1,272 Nova Scotians. This is the first year that specific Nova Scotia results have been available. Government is working with its partners to support programs and initiatives that help Nova Scotians of all ages improve their literacy and essential skills. Through Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, the Department of Education provides more than $6.6 million in annual funding that helps nearly 5,000 Nova Scotian adults improve their literacy and essential skills levels. The department also provides more than $500,000 to support about 1,200 adults annually within Nova Scotia workplaces through the Workplace Education Initiative. More information about the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey is available at the Statistics Canada website at www.statcan.ca/english/dai-quo . A full report on the survey results will be available from Statistics Canada on Nov. 30.
More workers and unemployed people will have access to more skills training and upgrading through improvements to two federal-provincial agreements. Minister of Labour and Workforce Development Mark Parent and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Minister Diane Finley, signed amendments today, May 1, to add about $50 million to federal funding through the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement (LMA). “This additional funding will enhance the province’s ability to help unemployed or low-skilled workers across Nova Scotia, while adding flexibility to help people who are at risk of losing their job,” said Mr. Parent. “Groups who are under-represented in our workplaces will continue to benefit from Labour Market Agreement funding, as well.” The two agreements, originally signed in 2008, provide more than $500 million in federal transfers to strengthen Nova Scotia’s workforce over six years. “We want to make certain that everyone can participate actively in the training or other employment initiatives that they need during difficult times,” said Ms. Finley. “These investments will help workers develop new skills for today’s labour market and forge new futures for themselves and their families.” Under the Labour Market Development Agreement, the province will take over current federal responsibilities for skills development and employment programs delivered under the Employment Insurance Act, effective July 1. Under the amended agreements, Nova Scotia will receive $98 million per year for the next two years for programming, up from $81 million per year. The Labour Market Agreement is designed to help low-skilled workers who lack a high school diploma, workers who are at risk of losing their jobs as a result of the economic downturn, or groups who are under-represented in the workplace. Under the amended agreements, the province will receive $22 million per year for the next two years for programming, up from $14 million per year. “Funding from these agreements will help drive the province’s Building for Growth initiative and the Poverty Reduction Strategy. The monies will be used to further industry sectors where there is strong demand for skilled workers — such as the aerospace, finance and health-care sectors — while supporting workers whose jobs are threatened by the economic downturn,” said Mr. Parent. Additional information on the agreements, and examples of LMA programming, are posted on the Labour and Workforce Development website at www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/lmda . FOR BROADCAST USE More workers and unemployed people will have access to more skills training and upgrading through improvements to two federal-provincial agreements. Labour and Workforce Development Minister Mark Parent and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Minister Diane Finley signed amendments to the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement and the Labour Market Agreement today (May 1st). The improvements add 50 million dollars in federal transfers to earlier agreements to provide more than half a billion dollars to the province to support workforce development. -30-
Rabat – A suspect was arrested on Saturday after a car driver “deliberately” hit pedestrians near the Natural History Museum in London.The police said that the incident occurred at about 14:20 local time in Exhibition Road in South Kensington. According to British news outlet, BBC, the pedestrians’ injuries were minor. Investigations have been launched in order to determine the circumstances of the incident.A man has been detained by police. #Exhibition Road #South Kensington.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 7, 2017“A man has been detained at the scene. Enquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are underway,” said the Metropolitan Police. Exhibition Road attracts many tourists as it is the home of many renowned museums, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The museums were reportedly evacuated immediately after the incident, added BBC.
The Sri Lanka Air Force hopes to overhaul its fleet and also begin manufacturing light aircraft in the near future.Sri Lanka Air Force Commander Kapila Jayampathy said that the Air Force fleet needs to meet the changing environment. He said that a request has been made to acquire sophisticated planes for the Air Force to strengthen its operations. Jayampathy said that some of the planes with the Air Force have passed its life span and need to be replaced. He also said that some planes have been damaged by birds and animals or were damaged during the war and have been repaired.The Air Force Commander said that the Air Force also hopes to work with the Navy to conduct joint surveillance at sea. “We will conduct joint surveillance to prevent any smuggling operations into Sri Lanka and damage being caused to Sri Lanka’s resources at sea,” he said.Kapila Jayampathy said that the Air Force also found it needs to be on par with foreign countries and will begin manufacturing light aircraft.He said that while the Air Force at present only conducts air craft maintenance, steps will be taken next year to begin manufacturing light aircraft. (Colombo Gazette)
WASHINGTON – U.S. services firms expanded more slowly in October, but the pace of growth was still healthy. Hiring also rose to the fastest pace in more than nine years.The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its services index dropped to 57.1 in October, down from 58.6 in September. That was the second straight drop after the index had risen steadily since February to 59.6 in August, the highest in eight years. Any reading over 50 indicates expansion.Steady hiring this year means more Americans are earning paychecks, which supports spending at retail stores, hotels and other service companies. While solid, Wednesday’s data indicates that growth among service firms is cooling off a bit after rapid expansion earlier this year.The ISM is a trade group of purchasing managers. Its survey of services firms covers businesses that employ 90 per cent of the American workforce, including retail, construction, health care and financial services firms.Sixteen industries tracked by the survey reported growth, led by construction, retail and agriculture. Two industries shrank: arts, entertainment and recreation, and finance and insurance.A gauge of hiring rose to 59.6, its highest level in nine years. That increase suggests that Friday’s government report on jobs and unemployment could show another strong gain.Earlier Wednesday, payroll processor ADP said businesses added 230,000 jobs last month, the most in four months and a sign of healthy hiring.And Jim O’Sullivan, an economist at High Frequency Economics, noted that October’s 57.1 is still far above the average reading of 54.4 in the first half of the year.Still, there were plenty of signs that growth among service firms may have reached a plateau after accelerating for most of this year. A gauge of new orders fell nearly two points to 59.1, and a measure of order backlogs also fell.“The majority of the respondents’ comments reflect favourable business conditions,” said Anthony Nieves, chair of the ISM’s services index committee. “However, there is an indication that there continues to be a levelling off from the strong rate of growth of the preceding months.”New export orders fell sharply, to 53.5 from 57.5 in September, a sign that slowing growth overseas is beginning to impact U.S. firms. However, most of the firms responding to the survey are focused on the U.S. market and don’t have any international business. Only about 35 per cent said they had any overseas sales. by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Nov 5, 2014 8:13 am MDT US services firms grow at slower but still healthy pace in October; hiring picks up AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
by The Associated Press Posted May 27, 2017 9:28 am MDT Last Updated May 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. The refuge takes up an area the size of West Virginia and Connecticut combined in the northeast corner of Alaska. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File) Correction: Trump-Budget-Arctic Refuge-Q&A CORRECTIVE story ANCHORAGE, Alaska – In a story May 27 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge covers 2,300 square miles (5,957 square kilometres.) The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles (about 78,000 square kilometres).A corrected version of the story is below:Correction: Trump Budget Arctic Refuse Q&APresident Donald Trump’s proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drillingBy DAN JOLINGAssociated PressPresident Donald Trump’s plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps: environmentalists, who revere the plain as a maternity ward for polar bears, caribou and migratory birds; and politicians, including those in Alaska’s congressional delegation, who have campaigned for four decades on the promise of jobs and prosperity through “opening ANWR.”The refuge covers about 30,000 square miles (about 78,000 square kilometres), an area the size of West Virginia and Connecticut combined in Alaska’s northeast corner.Some things to know about the debate:WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF THE REFUGE?Alaska Natives have used it as subsistence hunting grounds for thousands of years. President Dwight Eisenhower in 1960 signed legislation creating the refuge.Congress in 1980 expanded it and declared much of it wilderness, but threw in a wild card: Recognizing the oil production potential, Congress declared that the coastal plain, tundra stretching from the Beaufort Sea to the foothills of the Brooks Range, should be studied. Another act of Congress and presidential approval can open it to drilling.HOW MUCH OIL?The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the coastal plain holds 10.4 billion barrels of oil — compared with 25 billion at the older Prudhoe Bay oil field to the west.Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska calls the refuge’s coast plain North America’s greatest prospect for conventional oil production. The plain is 60 miles (97 kilometres) east of the trans-Alaska pipeline, which operates at one-quarter capacity as North Slope oil fields such as Prudhoe Bay have declined.Alaska is draining billion-dollar savings accounts to pay for schools and roads and is anxious to find more revenue. Gov. Bill Walker says it’s frustrating to be denied access to billions of barrels of oil in an area specifically set aside to be evaluated for resource development within miles of a pipeline that’s three-quarters empty.North Slope crude was selling for nearly $54 a barrel Tuesday. Alaska could benefit from jobs, additional taxes and federal revenue sharing if the refuge opens.WHAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF DRILLING?The refuge is about as wild a place as there is. There are no roads, no campgrounds, not even established trails. And the environmental community and some Alaska Native groups want to keep it that way.Besides polar bears, the coastal plain is home to muskoxen, the nests of 200 species of migratory birds, and for part of the year, the vast Porcupine Caribou Herd — 197,000 animals that roam between the refuge and Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories.Environmentalists say America should pivot toward renewable energy, not add to climate warming by burning oil extracted from wilderness and generating greenhouse gases.“The fact it’s happening to what’s supposed to be a refuge for wildlife only adds insult to injury,” said Kristen Monsell, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity.HAS CONGRESS VOTED ON OPENING THE REFUGE BEFORE?Between the House and Senate, Congress has voted 49 times on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Alaska Wilderness League. Both chambers approved a bill to open the refuge in 1995, but President Bill Clinton vetoed it.Murkowski is optimistic that a Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Senate and House present a new opportunity to open the area for development.WHAT WOULD OPENING THE REFUGE DO FOR THE FEDERAL BUDGET?Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledged Tuesday that the ANWR item in the president’s proposed budget is a placeholder.Lease sales are not likely before 2022, Zinke said, and winning bids could generate $3.5 billion over 10 years. If companies find oil, production would generate royalty payments and federal and state taxes.Zinke said America needs refuge oil in the trans-Alaska pipeline to reach Trump’s goal of “energy dominance” and to help balance the federal budget.WHAT’S NEXT?Murkowski has legislation pending that would open the refuge but limit oil company infrastructure, such as drilling pads and roads, to 3 square miles (8 square kilometres).Environmentalists say that figure is misleading, because oil operations would require multiple drilling pads connected by roads and pipelines. They say Murkowski’s bill would create a spider web of industrial blight across the plain, and if it passes, they would sue to block it.
A convoy of 34 trucks carrying 796 metric tons of food including sugar, lentils, rice, bulgur, tomato paste, beans, vegetable oil, pasta, salt, and wheat flour – enough to feed 58,000 people for one month – left Wednesday through the Nusaybin border crossing point.It will deliver urgently needed food assistance over the next few days to families cut off from supplies in Syria’s Al-Hassakeh governorate, WFP said in a news release.The convoy is also carrying 10 temporary warehouses to augment WFP food storage capacity in Qamishli, from where food is dispatched and distributed all over the governorate.In late March, food stocks for 50,000 people were delivered to Qamishli as part of an inter-agency, cross-border convoy carrying various forms of humanitarian aid.Through WFP’s non-governmental partners, all food rations brought into Syria on the March convoy have been distributed to displaced people in towns and villages across Al-Hassakeh governorate. The rations, originally intended for 50,000 people, have reached more than 90,000, as partners have resorted to splitting rations to cover the needs of a larger number of people.The agency added that some of the areas already hard hit by the conflict – mainly Aleppo, Idleb and Hama in the north-west of Syria – are also facing a looming drought, with rainfall less than half of the long-term average. “This will have a serious impact on the next cereal harvest and the food security of people in this area,” WFP warned.In a related development, two independent UN human rights experts today spoke out about the violation of the right to water in Aleppo. “Interference with water supplies even in the context of an ongoing conflict is entirely unacceptable,” warned the Special Rapporteurs on the right to health, and to the right to safe drinking water and sanitation. They expressed concern that “large numbers of residents of the city of Aleppo have been forced to use non-potable water, making many ill.” “Depriving people of their right to access safe water, not only denies them a basic and fundamental human right, but also an essential element to support life and health,” they stressed. The experts added that “if deliberate, the targeting of a civilian population to deprive it of essential supplies such as water is a matter of very serious concern, and a clear breach of both international humanitarian and human rights law which binds all parties.”Reportedly, Aleppo has had intermittent access to water from the beginning of May 2014, with a total cut in supply on 10 May resulting in many, perhaps a million people, left without access to safe water and sanitation. This affected homes, hospitals and medical centres. The cuts appeared to come about as a result of deliberate interference with the water supply, with conflicting allegations suggesting that some armed opposition groups and the Government of Syria have both been responsible at different times and to differing degrees.“All parties to the conflict must take immediate steps to ensure that the water supply in Aleppo is permanently restored, and prevent any further interference with access to potable water, and other vital supplies. Relevant UN bodies and concerned States with influence over those parties must make that clear to them,” said the experts, who report to the UN Human Rights Council in an unpaid capacity.
Women and girls were the focus on World Autism Awareness Day, observed on 2 April: a segment of the global population that faces “multiple challenges,” as UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated in his message for the Day.Speaking at the commemorative event in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, Alison Smale, head of Global Communications at the UN, outlined some of the many forms of discrimination women and girls with autism face.“They are denied equal access to education and employment, to healthcare services, justice and equal recognition before the law, and they are far too often denied the freedom to make their own choices,” she stated.The UN Headquarters event included breakout panels exploring issues that have an impact on women and girls with autism such as gender disparity in diagnosis, racism and sexism, as well as the heightened risks they face of violence, sexual exploitation and abuse. American actress Dakota Fanning, star of the autism-themed film ‘Please Stand By,’ was among the panellists, who came from as far away as South Africa, Iceland and Poland.Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, provided an overview of the state of women and girls with autism.She said they are diagnosed much less frequently than men and boys, and often much later in life: sometimes only after bringing in their own children for assessment.“The diagnostic criteria for autism are normed off of four-year-old white boys in upper middle-class families in the United States,” she reported. “So, anyone who doesn’t fit in that box has an uphill climb.”With one child in 160 on the autism spectrum, Ambassador Mahmoud Saikhal of Afghanistan stressed the need to fight stigma and promote inclusion, but also to highlight the contributions made by people with autism.He gave examples such as Eileen Parker, inventor of a weighted blanket that helps some people with autism to feel calm enough to fall asleep, and Dr. Temple Grandin, a leading advocate.“Events like this help to give a voice to those who may otherwise be left behind,” he said, reading a statement on behalf of Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the UN General Assembly.Ensuring that no one is left behind is the promise of the Sustainable Development Agenda for a more just and equitable future that world leaders have committed to bring about by 2030.Ms. Smale, the UN official, called for giving women and girls with autism a direct role in policy making on matters that concern them.“To achieve the inclusive society to which we aspire, we must ensure that the fundamental rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by Member States at the UN in 2006, are known and respected and are recognized as applying to everyone, including women and girls with autism,” she said.Though based in the US, the non-profit Autistic Self Advocacy Network – Ms. Bascom’s organization – works to empower people with autism globally, under the rallying call of ‘Nothing About Us, Without Us!’“As a society we still see autism as a negative, sad, scary thing. But for autistic women, an autism diagnosis can be a tool for empowerment,” she told the UN audience.“It’s an answer, it’s an explanation, it’s a way out of cycles of self-blame and guilt. It’s a passport to an entire community. And if we’re lucky, it’s a connection to the understanding, support and services we need in order to truly thrive –sometimes for the first time in our lives.”
Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘Young Women in the Know’ course challenges outdated perceptions of engineering to encourage more young women to consider engineering and manufacturing careers to increase the talent pool, especially through Jaguar Land Rover’s apprenticeship routes.During the ‘Young Women in the Know’, students will visit Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing, design and engineering sites, meet female apprentices, graduates and managers and spend a day on work experience during the programme. They will also learn about Jaguar Land Rover’s apprentice schemes and participate in workshops on job applications and interview techniques to improve their employability skills.25 females aged 16-18 will participate in the programme at each site.Places are still available to young people who live in the Midlands. For more information on how to apply, or to organise a school visit, www.jaguarlandrover.bmetc.ac.uk.VenueJaguar Land RoverSolihull Advanced Manufacturing Centre,Lode Lane, West MidlandsB92 8NW0121 700 3035Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
What happens when you take two of the best comic creators in the industry, and team them up at Image with absolutely no limits? You get one of the best new books of the year. Written by Scott Snyder (Batman fame), and drawn by Jeff Lemire(Sweet Tooth), this team is really interesting and frankly, somewhat of a surprise.While Snyder and Lemire are frequent collaborators, such as their collective Rotworld storyline for Animal Man and Swamp Thing, their roles on AD: After Death take their relationship in a new direction. Snyder is the writer, and Lemire is credited solely as the artist, despite being a well-established writer in his own right. Up until this point, Lemire has only drawn comics that he had also written. So AD is a huuuuge deal.via Image ComicsUnfortunately, this creative dichotomy seems to seep into the book itself, as most of this first issue focuses on Snyder’s writing, only featuring Lemire’s art in short bursts. It makes the comic feel less like a graphic novel, and more like a novella with illustrations. Only about half of the first issue even has sequential art. A lot of this is chalked up to Snyder’s use of prose as a means of internal narration for the lead, describing flashbacks. Whenever the series uses Lemire’s art, it has to cut to the present, so events are in “real time.” This is an interesting narrative device, defining the visual style for past and present.While Snyder’s writing seems to dominate the book, it isn’t a surprise that it is such a strong component, given his track record on…well, basically everything he’s ever touched. His heavy narration is something that has been consistent throughout his career, even his Batman run. The long, descriptive memories, appear on the page as though they are being typed on a typewriter. This is paired with Lemire’s simplistic, painted, loose style. When the book cuts into current events, Lemire’s artwork tightens up. His art doesn’t really get as much opportunity to shine the way it did in his creator owned work, but when it does, his watercolors and line work is gorgeous.via Image ComicsThe story is… well, the reader doesn’t know much, it spends so much time cutting back and forth from the main character’s past and present, that any real “plot” gets lost in the shuffle. We mainly get a few scenes that take us through different settings, introducing us to a few characters while only giving the reader the smallest idea of what is going on. Snyder still manages to frame everything in a way that gets you asking questions and wondering. However, as this is a three part series, there will surely be plenty more revealed in the next two books.For as little information as we are given in this first issue, Snyder and Lemire’s world building is incredible. It feels huge, slightly skewed, and yet somehow lived-in. The characters are quiet and layered. Lemire’s expressive faces allow for a lot of emotional nuances. The lead character gets room to shine, and that has a lot to do with the way that his characterization is broken up. There is the huge, written, internal monolog that seems almost excessive in comparison to the short, almost awkward, expressive moments.via Image ComicsRegardless of the amount of “comic book” in this comic, Snyder and Lemire’s AD: After Death #1 is a solid start for a series that is surely going to be one of Image best new series. Fans of either Snyder or Lemire need to be reading this book. You can already tell that by the time it wraps up, it will be some of the best work that either of them put out.AD : After Death #1 is the first installment of a three issue series by writer Scott Snyder and artist Jeff Lemire, published by Image Comics. The first issue will be available online or in-stores on November 23rd, 2016.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young has urged his teammates to build on their 5-1 win at Cardiff City as they prepare to host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.Young wore the captain’s armband during United’s 5-1 victory at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and a brace from Jesse Lingard gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first win in his first game as caretaker boss.United will host Huddersfield Town on boxing day, and Young has demanded the same level of performance on Wednesday.“We are delighted [with the win],“ Young told the club’s website.“The way we went about our job from minute one to the 90th-minute was fantastic and the only disappointment was conceding the goal, but we take the positives from today’s game and build on from here.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The fans have been fantastic all season whether we have won, lost or drawn, they have always been behind us.“There are always going to be times when they are not going to be happy when we are not winning, that’s obvious. Today they were brilliant from the warm-ups to when we left the pitch.“We want to keep those performances up for them, the staff, the players and keep building on what we showed.“We have lots of games coming up over the Christmas period and it is about recovering in the right way and we just have to concentrate on each game coming up and not look too far ahead.“The next game is against Huddersfield, a lot of the press will talk about us, but as players we concentrate on the next game and that is what we will be doing. We have another tough few games coming up and Huddersfield is our focus.”
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) – The final push is on to kill the twelve-and-a-half cent increase in the gas tax that we’ve been paying since last November 1st. This was imposed by Sacramento, and the voters never had a say.Carl Demaio of Reform California released an analysis from the state’s legislative analyst, saying 1.1 billion dollars in car registration fees are being diverted from roads by the DMV and deposited in the state general fund for use outside of roads.He also says the ballot language for Yes on 6 was changed by the state from Proposition 6 is the gas tax and car tax repeal initiative, to repeal road repairs.He says it’s very important for voters to understand a Yes on 6 vote means the gas and car taxes go away. Carl Demaio holds Yes on 6 rally at DMV Steve Bosh, Posted: October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh
Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For more, read our spine-ripping impressions of the game as a whole, learn more about Mortal Kombat’s history with the government, and check out our character guide for the much less violent fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.View as: One Page Slides1/271. Read Our Full Mortal Kombat 11 ReviewRead Johnny Cage’s Guide2. Read Sub-Zero’s Guide3. Read Erron Black’s Guide4. Read Scorpion’s Guide5. Read Liu Kang’s Guide6. Read Raiden Guide7. Read Kitana’s Guide8. Read Kung Lao’s Guide9. Read Cetrion’s Guide10. Read Jade’s Guide11. Read Kotal Kahn’s Guide12. Read Skarlet’s Guide13. Read Noob Saibot’s Guide14. Read Geras’ Guide15. Read Baraka’s Guide16. Read Jax’s Guide17. Read Jacqui Briggs’ Guide18. Read Frost’s Guide19. Read D’Vorah’s Guide20. Read Kabal’s Guide21. Read Kano’s Guide22. Read Cassie Cage’s Guide23. Read Shao Kahn’s Guide24. Read Kollector’s Guide25. Read Sonya Blade’s Guide26. Read Shang Tsung’s Guide27. Read Nightwolf’s Guide Stay on target There have been eleven main Mortal Kombat games. Can you believe it? The 90s were that long ago. Since then the fighting game has become a gory institution as colorful ninjas and sorcerers and special forces agents collide to rip each others’ guts out in wacky martial arts tournaments.But in the past decade Mortal Kombat has gone from just a recognizable violent fighting game to a really good recognizable violent fighting game. And the recently released Mortal Kombat 11 brings the reboot trilogy home with a story mode stretching across all of history and new ways for customizing characters to your liking, with different skills and gear to make the accessible mechanics even more varied and deep.Expensive cutscenes and ancillary (arguably exploitative) side content aren’t worth anything though if your fighting game doesn’t have a solid roster. Fortunately, Mortal Kombat 11 gives you a diverse cast of kombatants on which to unleash your bloodlust. And we’re taking a look at every single one of them. Today’s fighter: Cetrion. Who Are They?Cetrion is an Elder God, one of the most powerful deities in the Mortal Kombat universe. She is a goddess of virtue, giving her dominion over nature and life, compared to her brother Shinnok who rules darkness and death. However, she must still submit to the whims of her mother Kronika, keeper of time and the ultimate villain of Mortal Kombat 11.Kombat KhronologyElders Gods had been established in Mortal Kombat for a while, but Cetrion specifically is a new character for Mortal Kombat 11. However, fans of past kombatants like Rain and Tremor, ninjas who respectively control water and earth, may see Cetrion as a way to combine all of those elemental powers into one. She’s like the Avatar, except with more beheadings.Koolest KustomizationsAs a goddess of something as diverse as nature itself, Cetrion has a lot of potential looks. But I’m fine with her default leafy green garb that surely owes a debt to Poison Ivy in Injustice. Besides, there are much tougher choices to be made with her move sets. Cetrion has a ton of potential techniques spread across the four elements, and I feel like I can never service all of them at once. So since other characters already deal with fire and air, I opt for water and ground attacks that tend to strike the opponent from below from a distance. It just leaves me vulnerable up close. I’m still wrapping my head around a character this versatile to be honest.How Gross Is The Fatality?Watch any nature documentary and you’ll know that during any given day in a “peaceful” forest all sorts of violence and death is constantly happening to maintain the circle of life. So I’m sure Cetrion doesn’t feel like a hypocrite at all after brutally killing foes by crushing them with rocks, mushing them beneath her giant feet, and burning them into ash with cosmic fire from the atmosphere. ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: Nightwolf‘Street Fighter V’ and ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Get Ne…
Friday, December 2, 2016 Tags: Princess Cruises Princess Cruises caught illegally dumping waste, fined record $40m Posted by MIAMI — Carnival’s Princess Cruises has pled guilty to seven felony charges and ordered to pay a record fine of US$40 million – the largest penalty of its kind in history – for dumping oily waste into the ocean.After a whistleblower discovered the elaborate scheme three years ago, investigators have determined that the cruise line had been dumping thousands of gallons of contaminated water over a period of eight years.During its investigation, the Justice Department found that ship engineers aboard the Caribbean Princess repeatedly polluted the ocean by using a ‘magic pipe’ to funnel water (a mixture of water, oil and chemicals) into a tank that held water from the ship’s sinks and showers, which in some places, can be dumped at sea.The whistleblower was able to provide pictures from inside the ship, which proved the extreme lengths the cruise line took to cover up its criminal actions.As part of the plea agreement, all Princess ships must participate in a court-supervised environmental compliance program. $10 million of the settlement will go toward community service projects that benefit marine environments.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises“We’re sending a strong message in this case to the entire industry. The message is that lying to the Coast Guard and polluting the environment will be identified, investigated and vigorously prosecuted,” said Assistant Attorney General John Cruden.In an official statement, Princess Cruises said it is “extremely disappointed” in its employees who violated the company’s policies and environmental law, and that it was aware of the situation back in August 2013, after which it launched its own internal investigation.“As a result of our investigation we discovered practices, on some other ships, where we were operating out of policy and in violation of environmental law. We have reached a plea agreement with the DOJ, which was announced today.Although we had policies and procedures in place, it became apparent they were not fully effective. We are very sorry that this happened and have taken additional steps to ensure we meet or exceed all environmental requirements.”More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”These steps, according to the company, includes restructuring its entire fleet operations organization, and increasing the scope and frequency of its training. It also invested millions of dollars to upgrade equipment to new ship standards. Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>
Related10 biggest holiday mistakes – and how to avoid themFrom forgetting your passport to packing too much, the 10 common holiday fails – and how to avoid them.10 ways to ruin your holiday!From forgetting your passport to getting drunk, 10 essential tips on how to ensure your holiday is a complete disaster.Family Travel: flying with kidsSkyscanner’s guide to flying with children. Emily Harris, a schoolgirl aged 9 from Cwmbran, South Wales, was mistaken for a pink unicorn by Turkish airport officials who waved her though passport security, despite presenting a toy passport made for her favourite stuffed toy, Lily the unicorn.The Harris family arrived at Antalya airport to begin their week’s holiday in Turkey. At passport control Emily accidentally handed over the ‘Design a Bear’ passport from the Bear Factory belonging to her purple pal, Lily the unicorn/bear. Oblivious officials stamped the passport and Emily passed though security.Once Emily’s mother realised what had happened, she was convinced airport security would soon be chasing after them, but no one noticed the mistake and the family were allowed to enter the country. She even said they had asked Emily how old she was before stamping the unicorn toy’s passport.Lily, who’d actually been left at home on this occasion, travels on a passport titled ‘European Union, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’. Ok, so this might have caused some confusion, but the massive golden silhouette of a teddy bear’s head on the front cover should have given it away. Failing that, the picture of a purple unicorn in a polka dot dress should have raised a few suspicions, along with the fact that the passport itself was a completely different size from the real document.Although they found it funny at first, Emily’s parents were concerned: “it’s a worry to any parent, how easy it would be to smuggle a child through customs and into another country.” ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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