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As pot becomes legal parallels drawn to the waning days of alcohol

first_imgCOLEMAN, Alta. – A notorious 1922 police shooting in southwestern Alberta and the sensational trial that followed caused many to wonder whether enforcing alcohol prohibition was worth the trouble.Alberta’s move to outlaw drinking in 1916 was wildly unpopular in the Crowsnest Pass, a cluster of coal mining towns nestled in the Rocky Mountains not far from the B.C. boundary.The area became a hotbed of bootlegging and rum running, with prominent businessman Emilio Picariello — known also as “Emperor Pic” or the “Bottle King” —dominating the trade.But on Sept. 21, 1922, Picariello got word that his son was wounded in a police stop. That led to a deadly confrontation outside the Alberta Provincial Police barracks in downtown Coleman hours later.No one knows for sure whether Picariello or family friend Florence Lassandro fired the shot that killed Const. Stephen Lawson. Both were hanged the following spring — Lassandro the only woman in Alberta to meet that fate.“It gripped the nation,” said Fred Bradley, a Crowsnest Pass heritage advocate. “It would have been the 1920s version of the O.J. Simpson trial.”With provinces plotting out how they will manage the regulation and distribution of recreational marijuana once it becomes legal this summer, history buffs see some parallels to the waning days of alcohol prohibition in Canada.Every province had its own approach to battling booze in the early 20th century.And, like the way the federal government has approached the legalization of cannabis, the rules for ending prohibition of alcohol were up to each province.Booze flowed freely in British Columbia three years before Alberta, so rum running between the two provinces was rampant.For many in Alberta, the Lawson shooting underscored how difficult and dangerous it was to police prohibition, Bradley said.The province voted to repeal the policy six months after Picariello and Lassandro were executed. Booze sales were legal again in 1924.Other provinces, too, grew weary of the corruption and violence that came with prohibition. Nearly a century later, the Liberal government has said one of the main goals of legalizing marijuana has been to take organized crime out of the picture.“The end of prohibition was brought about because people began to recognize that the cure, as it were, was worse than the disease,” said Vancouver historian Daniel Francis.Prohibition had mostly ended in Canada by the end of the 1920s, but it lasted until 1933 in the United States.That presented a lucrative window of opportunity to supply the U.S. market.The distilling business founded by the now-prominent Bronfman family made a fortune. Fishermen in B.C. made good money transporting booze down the coast as a side business.“They saw an opportunity to make a few bucks,” said Francis. “Most of them were small-time businessmen. They weren’t big crooks.”When prohibition ended in the Unites States, the low-level rum runners mostly got out of the illicit trade and went back to their law-abiding lives, said Francis.“They had no regrets over what they’d done and no guilt that they had been engaging in criminal activity,” he said. “They saw themselves as a public service satisfying a quite understandable public need.”Some of the kingpins, meanwhile, went on to deal in harder drugs like heroin or cocaine. And some people who served booze on the sly during prohibition became legit vendors at hotels and restaurants.But Just because booze was legal didn’t mean it was a free-for all, said Dan Malleck, an associate professor of health sciences at Ontario’s Brock University who specializes in the history of drug and alcohol prohibition.At Ontario outlets, there were no displays of products on offer. A customer had to fill out a form, line up at a counter and hand a passport-like booklet to a clerk, who would note each purchase.Bottles were handed over concealed in brown paper bags.It was no fun, but people put up with it.“Most people were decent citizens who wanted to follow the rules,” Malleck said.There was a bit of a clean-up period while governments tried to nail down the right number of stores, product prices and authorized drinking locations.Provinces will have to find a similar balance once pot is legal, Malleck said, and its effectiveness will depend on how easily consumers can get what they want the legal way.“The black market always will exist,” said Malleck.“But after prohibition that black market in booze was a fraction of what it was.”last_img read more

Hal Holbrook To Perform Benefit Show in Santa Monica

first_imgHal Holbrook will present his legendary one-man show MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California on February 11, 2016 as a benefit for The Actors Fund.In MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!, Hal Holbrook delivers one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater as he brings the wit and wisdom of the first great American author to life. Mr. Holbrook is the consummate, journeyman actor who has toured the world as Mark Twain for over sixty years, while brilliantly making his performance relevant to present day events. By using and honoring Mark Twain’s own words, it’s as though Twain were alive and orating today.The show was originally created in 1954 in a Greenwich Village nightclub, where Ed Sullivan saw him and first gave Holbrook national television exposure. Ten years later, Hal Holbrook in MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! ran on Broadway, winning Holbrook the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, and aired on CBS Television before 30 million people. The New York Times stated, “Mr. Holbrook’s material is uproarious, his ability to hold an audience by acting is brilliant,” while The Washington Post declared, “The combination of Holbrook’s physical and vocal talents and the potency of Twain’s words is a mesmerizing thing to behold.”The honoree committee for this one night only Los Angeles performance includes Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Joe Mantegna. The show will be produced by Alba Francesca and Joyce Cohen with Rich Costabile as production supervisor. The evening is generously sponsored by Sextant Wines and Devotion Vodka.TICKETING INFORMATIONTickets can be purchased at or by calling 310-434-3200.Tickets are $50 (students only), $100, $250 and $500. $500 tickets include a post-performance reception.Sponsorship packages are available beginning at $5,000 and include multiple press/branding opportunities as well as VIP tickets for the show. For more information, please contact Kathleen Cahill at 323-933-9244 or THE ACTORS FUNDThe Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone – performers and those behind the scenes – who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 21,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has – for nearly 133 years – been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit read more

Former LTTE cadre and head of CFD summoned by TID

Thulasi had said that today over 40 former LTTE cadres were involved in politics. (Colombo Gazette) “I got notice two days ago to appear before the TID tomorrow (Wednesday). I was not told why I need to come,” he said. Over the past few weeks several diplomats based in Colombo have been meeting Thulasi to discuss concerns over their security and the state of affairs in the country.In an interview to a local newspaper on Sunday Thulasi had appealed to the public, to put the past behind and look to the future. The Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) has summoned former LTTE cadre and head of the Crusaders for Democracy (CFD) Ganeshalingam Chandralingam alias Thulasi to appear at the Colombo office tomorrow.Thulasi told the Colombo Gazette he was not aware of the reason for the summons issued to him. Thulasi said he feared the summons was an attempt to intimidate former LTTE cadres who have entered the democratic stream. read more

Microsoft saves Apple on this day in 1997

by News Staff Posted Aug 6, 2014 7:27 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Microsoft saves Apple on this day in 1997 It was 17 years ago Wednesday that Microsoft stepped in to help save their struggling Silicon Valley nemesis Apple. Steve Jobs and Apple agreed to drop a long-running lawsuit that alleged Microsoft copied the look and feel of the Mac OS for Windows.In exchange, Bill Gates and Microsoft invested $150-million into Apple and would support Office for the Mac for five years.The uproar these constant rivals caused by the agreement made way for the founders of Google to quietly lay the groundwork in launching their search engine one year later.

Eagles Cut Pro Bowl Receiver DeSean Jackson Gang Ties

DeSean Jackson, one of the most explosive receivers in the NFL, was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, a stunning move that is about more than football.According to ESPN, the Eagles cut ties with one of the most electrifying players in club history. This comes after they uncovered their own information on Jackson’s off-field connections and activities. In addition, they decided to release Jackson, rather than trade him to another team that might be unaware.“After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today,” the team said in a statement.Earlier Friday, a report by stated the Eagles had become increasingly concerned about Jackson’s off-the-field issues and his reputed ties to Los Angeles street gang members.NFL teams have become more cautious since last summer when former New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez, who also reportedly had gang ties, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.Jackson was due to make $10.5 million in 2014 and was owed $30.5 million over the remainder of his deal, but none of that money was guaranteed.Recent reports surfaced that the Eagles were looking to trade Jackson. There also had been rumors that Jackson was not a fit in the locker room culture that coach Chip Kelly was trying to cultivate.At the NFL owners meetings on Wednesday, Kelly said he liked Jackson, but would not commit to him for 2014, saying the Eagles would do “what’s best for the football team.”There may have been warning signs earlier this season that the Eagles may have been looking to move on from Jackson. The team moved quickly in free agency to get new deals done with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper.Jackson, 27, excelled in Kelly’s fast-paced offense, setting career highs in receptions (82) and yards (1,332), while also amassing nine touchdowns. His 6,177 receiving yards are second in franchise history and his four punt-return scores are tops in club history. read more

How Johanna Kontas Wimbledon fight won the heart of rock superstars

first_imgBono and his bandmates, who performed at Twickenham stadium last Sunday, sent her a message earlier in the tournament congratulating her on her performances.“We’d love to see you in Twickenham on Middle Sunday but heard you’re busy. . .  congratulations and good luck!” said the band.Konta replied:  @JoKonta91 Jo, you did great. We’re so proud of you and I’d like you to come as my guest to one of my gigs. Van— Van Morrison (@vanmorrison) July 13, 2017 The British number one replied: “Thank you so much! I would love to!”Konta, who missed the chance to become the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon finals in 40 years after losing to five-times winner Venus Williams, is a devoted music fan.She says she “would love to go to concerts most nights” and once said she would mortgage her house in order to see U2. Bono is a fan of KontaCredit: Sam Smith, the former British number one, said: “If she wasn’t a tennis player she would probably be at the big summer festivals. She loves all that.”She’s funny because she’s quite a contained, shy introverted person off court, but actually there’s a performer in there.”Smith added: “She said if she wasn’t playing tennis she could see herself up there with Coldplay on a big stage in front of 50,000 fans. I think that tells you a little bit about Jo, why she’s so happy on the big courts.” He wrote: “Great to see Johanna Konta make the semi-finals at Wimbledon first British woman in 39 years. I never quite made it to a Grand Slam!”Konta is famous on the international tennis circuit for being an enthusiastic music fan. That’s okay, I’ll be seeing you guys a couple weeks later!!!— Johanna Konta (@JoKonta91) July 9, 2017 Bono is a fan of Konta Johanna Konta may have crashed out of Wimbledon, but if it’s any consolation she’s built up a superstar following among some of the world’s biggest music stars.First U2 offered her concert tickets, then Mick Jagger sent her good luck message and now Van Morrison has invited her to one of his gigs.Following her semi-final defeat on Thursday Morrison, the veteran Belfast singer of Brown Eyed Girl and Moondance, sent Konta an invitation to one of his concerts.He wrote on Twitter: Before her semi-final with Williams, the Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger sent Konta a good luck message and posted a photograph of himself playing tennis in the 1970s. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Man 21 arrested in connection with Pc Andrew Harpers death after new

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of newly married Pc Andrew Harper after new evidence came to light, detectives have said. The man from the Basingstoke area was among four people  arrested by police on suspicion of murdering Pc Harper.As well as the new suspect, Thames Valley Police said they re-arrested two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man from the Reading area.All four are currently in police custody on suspicion of murder and theft, a force spokesman said, after a series of arrest warrants were carried out by more than 100 officers across Berkshire and Hampshire on Tuesday morning.Detective Superintendent Ailsa Kent said: “We are continuing to investigate the death of our colleague Pc Andrew Harper, and today we have re-arrested three people in connection with this.”In addition to these re-arrests, we have also arrested a further suspect, a 21-year-old man from Basingstoke.”All four have been arrested on suspicion of murder and theft and are in our custody.”This follows new evidence coming to light as the investigation has progressed in recent weeks.”Members of the public might see an increased police presence at the locations of these warrants today. We appreciate the public’s patience and support while we progress these critical lines of inquiry. “This is an ongoing, complex investigation, and we remain committed to achieving justice for Pc Harper, his family, friends and colleagues.”I would also like to reiterate our appeal for anyone who knows anything about this incident to come forward and talk to police, if you have not already done so.”Anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”Pc Harper, 28, was killed on August 15 near the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire while responding to reports of a burglary.He died from multiple injuries after being dragged under a vehicle and was then possibly hit by a police car.Pc Harper had been married to Lissie for just four weeks when he died.Another man, 20-year-old Jed Foster, has already appeared in court having been charged with murder. He was remanded in custody. read more

75 years ago this week this man saved 669 children from Nazi

first_imgI found out that the children of refugees and other groups of people who were enemies of Hitler weren’t being looked after. I decided to try to get permits to Britain for them. I found out that the conditions which were laid down for bringing in a child were chiefly that you had a family that was willing and able to look after the child, and £50, which was quite a large sum of money in those days, that was to be deposited at the Home Office.The situation was heartbreaking. Many of the refugees hadn’t the price of a meal. Some of the mothers tried desperately to get money to buy food for themselves and their children. The parents desperately wanted at least to get their children to safety when they couldn’t manage to get visas for the whole family. I began to realise what suffering there is when armies start to march. WeWork cofounder Rebekah Neumann, cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow, reportedly demanded employees be fired within minutes of meeting them because she disliked their ‘energy’ No, the UFOs or ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ in those grainy Navy videos probably aren’t aliens Just 13% of Americans would support US military going to war over Saudi oil field attack I’ve only been using the new Apple Watch Series 5 for a few hours, but I can already tell its new display is going to be a game-changer (AAPL) Winton set up his rescue operation at his hotel in Prague, taking applications from parents and registering the children. The response was huge, with thousands of parents lining up.Surprisingly, Winton recieved little resistance from the Nazis on his effort to move the children out of the country.“We were getting rid of those people Hitler wanted to get rid of,” Winton told ABC News in 2008. “I mean, you even had the Gestapo at Wilson Station helping the children onto the trains.”After a few weeks, Winton left Trevor Chadwick in charge of the Prague operation and returned to London to negotiate where the children would go. Only Great Britain and Sweden agreed to take the children.To get foster families willing to pay the £50 fee for each child, Winton advertised in newspapers, churches, and synagogues with pictures of the children. The effort worked.This man is holding up the papers secured for him by Nicholas Winton that allowed him to escape the Nazi reign of terror as a child. Image: Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment/PA Images.The last train of children left Prague on August 22, 1939. By the time it was all said and done, he had saved 669 children.His greatest regret is that he could not save more. There was to be another train of children on 1 September 1939, but Hitler’s Germany invaded Poland that day. All borders were closed. The children were never heard from again.Winton never told anyone of his mission, not even his wife, Grete. Fifty years later, in 1988, his wife found a scrapbook with photos, documents, and the list of children. She brought it to a Holocaust historian, who arranged for Winton’s story to appear on BBC’s That’s Life. Unbeknownst to him, the audience at the taping was filled with his “children”.You can see his emotional reaction here:During an interview in 2008, Winton told a Slovakian teenager his philosophy on life: “You need to be prepared always to help other people if there is an opportunity to do so.”“Winton’s children,” as they are called, have gone onto extraordinary lives. Here are just a few:Karel Reisz, film director of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Isadora and Sweet DreamsJoe Schlesinger, journalist and news correspondent for Canadian Broadcasting CompanyLord Alfred Dubs, a former minister in the cabinet of former British Prime Minister Tony BlairLady Milena Grenfell-Baines, a patron of the arts whose father, Rudolf Fleischmann, saved Thomas Mann from the NazisDagmar Símová, a cousin of the former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine AlbrightHugo Marom, a famous aviation consultant and a founder of the Israeli Air ForceVera Gissing, the author of Pearls of Childhood and co-author of Nicholas Winton And The Rescued Generation- Harrison JacobsPicasso and Matisse paintings stolen by Nazis are found>eBay: We’re sorry we allowed Holocaust memorabilia to be listed on our site> ON 3 DECEMBER 1938, an English stockbroker made the impromptu decision to cancel his skiing vacation and join a friend in Prague, who had desperately asked for his help. The decision changed his life and saved the lives of 669 people in the process.Nicholas Winton, now 104 years old, joined his friend Martin Blake in Czechoslovakia to help refugees created by the German annexation of the Sudentenland.Winton was of German Jewish ancestry and had heard of the violence against Jewish communities in Germany and Austria, especially the infamous Kristellnacht. After hearing about the Kinderstransport, an effort of British Jewish agencies to bring 10,000 Jewish children to Great Britain, Winton knew he had to arrange a similar operation in Czechoslovakia.Winton explained how the operation got started in The Power Of Good: Nicholas Winton, a documentary on his efforts:last_img read more

Did your local sports club get some of the Governments €40 million

first_imgLOCAL SPORTS CLUBS and projects across the country will receive €40.5 million in the latest round of state funding.The money earmarked today in the Sports Capital Programme represents a 30% increase on the 2012 allocation, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport said.821 local clubs and 59 regional or national projects will receive grants towards the development of facilities and the purchase of non-personal equipment.A total of 2,036 applications were made in this round.“Sports clubs and organisations are the lifeblood of communities across Ireland,” Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said.“I’m delighted to be able to show how much the Government values their role and contribution.“Thanks to their largely voluntary work, these clubs and organisations are delivering on the Government’s target to get more people to be more active, more often.”Check out the full list of grants to local clubs here and to regional/national projects here >Colombian president announces public holiday for World Cup quarter-finallast_img read more

From delivering pizzas to delivering medals Tadhg Beirnes momentum has been hardwon

first_img Share24 Tweet Email2 Getting the phone call from Joe gives you another bit of a lift and him asking you to go in for the day to experience (international camp), knowing you’re on the radar, that you’re doing something right, that’s all a lift in terms of confidence and, yeah, it gives you a lift in how you’re going to plan and gives you something to play for as well.”It’s abundantly clear why Schmidt, Munster and Ireland are looking forward to when they can put Beirne to use. He has been a force of nature for the Scarlets, not only as a powerful ball-carrying lock or a line-out-jumping blindside. His jaw-dropping turnover rate would happily adorn the CV of any international openside.Last season, he clocked up 17 in the regular season while his club-mate James Davies led the way. With Davies injured between September and December during this campaign, Beirne has been free to hoover up much more opposition ball – 24 so far (the next best is Nick Williams’ 18, and third place is half of what Beirne has snaffled).“The only reason I’m so far ahead is that (Davies) was out injured for so long, so I’m sure he’d have half of my turnovers if he was on the field. I probably have learned things off him without noticing. 26,138 Views Short URL Friday 16 Feb 2018, 8:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 31 Comments AHEAD OF NEXT season, Munster fans might want to bear in mind that ‘hitting the ground running’ hasn’t really been a phrase that’s applicable to Tadhg Beirne’s career so far.But once he gets going, it’s a whole different story. Source: James Crombie/INPHOBeirne is in Dublin this weekend to tackle former employers Leinster, a club who provided him with what he calls ‘a lifeline’ of a two-month trial when there was no full senior contract offer after three years – blighted by 14 months of injury – in the eastern province’s academy.The Eadestown man has always been more than happy to back his work-rate when trying to make things happen. His two months turned into a deal for the first half of the season, then for the second half too.The daily grind didn’t stop at the borders of UCD for Beirne, however. Each evening, while an academy player and after, he had a quick change out of his on-field gear to clock up mileage in short bursts on the roads of south Dublin.Across the road from the stadium he craved to play at on a regular basis, he worked as a delivery driver for a pizza outlet.“You need the cash, isn’t it? Need the cash to eat,” the Kildare native jokes to The42.“I was coaching at Blackrock College for a period as well. I’d coach there, then head over to deliver pizzas for a few hours the nights I didn’t have college. It was just to make a few extra bucks. I’m sure everyone’s been there at some stage.“I was there for two years, two and a half. Started off in Ballsbridge, then they opened one up in Stillorgan and I started working in that one.”From Stillorgan and pizza toppings to Scarlets and prizes. Titles. All in the space in the space of a year too. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHONow able to sit proudly as a European Player of the Year nominee having earned Scarlets a home Champions Cup berth next month, Beirne is able to look back at the more tentative moments in his career, the beginnings.His Leinster debut at home to Cardiff in 2015 was made up mostly of time spent waiting on the bench before a five-minute cameo began, frustratingly, with a defensive mis-step.After finding his way to Scarlets as an unheralded late signing in 2016, untimely injury niggles kept him in cold storage until, in November, an injury left Wayne Pivac looking for someone to pit against Leinster at the last minute. Beirne must have had a hungry look in his eyes.Even his pizza delivery career got off to a shaky start, reversing into a wall and a suffering flat tyre in his first week on the job.Lately, Mondays have been an issue too, his body needing a little extra recharging before going full tilt into yet another battle. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOIt’s Beirne’s reaction to these early setbacks that are the impressive part.Those opening weeks in Wales, spent outside the Scarlets starting line-up, are now rarities. Having waited until November 2016 to make his debut, he has been a virtual ever-present for Pivac ever since. And a reduced Monday workload certainly hasn’t caused his performances to dip.A sense of momentum and the rhythm of constant competition suits him down to the ground.“I suppose the more games you play – if you’re playing regularly, you gain a bit more confidence and you see things a bit better on the field, read things a bit better.“My first few games for Scarlets, I remember feeling extremely nervous, whereas now I’ve been playing for a few months on the trot, I think those nerves have gone.“It’s more just excitement before a game. I just look forward to it really. Definitely the first couple of games I probably don’t play my best rugby, but once you get into the rhythm of it, everything starts to fall into place and you can start putting in better performances.” Beirne in Bloemfontein this season. Source: BackPagePix/Frikkie Kapp/INPHOIt’s not even much of an exaggeration when he says he’s been playing for ‘a few months on the trot’. In describing the “complicated” situation that kept Beirne out of his Six Nations squad, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt wasted little time in flagging the 1,350 minutes clocked up by the abrasive lock/back row before the start of the Six Nations.With a move to Munster in store next season – where that minute total will surely drop thanks to the IRFU’s player management programme – Beirne is clearly part of Schmidt’s medium and long-term plan. On a quiet week in west Wales last month, the 26-year-old travelled to his native county, invited to dip his toe in the water of Ireland camp at Carton House.The experience will make it all the easier to settle and roll into Test action when his Welsh stint comes to an end.“(Schmidt) asked if I could pop in for the day and experience the environment and meet everyone and all that sort of stuff.“I sat in for the meetings and did a weights session with them, went out and did a pitch session as well. It was good to experience it. It’s a bit of a step up compared to club level, so it was quite interesting for my part.” From delivering pizzas to delivering medals: Tadhg Beirne’s momentum has been hard-won The Munster-bound Scarlet has never been afraid of putting in the work. Schmidt’s Ireland blow off the cobwebs with high-intensity session against the U20s‘Every game is a chance to put a marker down, a step closer to that jersey’: Deegan delivering on 2014 promise Source: Kevin Barnes/INPHO“I’ve probably improved in terms of my decision-making on when to go for rucks and I’ve probably improved on turning the ball over as well. It’s just the more you do it at this level, you learn a few tricks of the trade and improve a little bit.”Those tricks along with his passing skill-set and power in contact will be welcome in green come next season, and on into the World Cup in 2019.Beirne will keep lumps of wood close to hand to avoid tempting fate at the prospect of capping his remarkable rise with a trip to Japan. But even without looking beyond this weekend, Beirne’s rise is a barely believable fairytale of an arc; from delivering pizzas out of a shop across the road from the RDS, he will play in the ground on Saturday as a reigning champion and in high demand by Ireland.He should return from his two-year stint in Wales not only with bigger prospects, but with an enormous boost in confidence too.He knows how big games ought to be approached now, so there’s every chance that he will add ‘hitting the ground running’ to his repertoire come June and September.Before all that though, he is hell-bent on scuppering the season for Irish provinces again.Over the next three weeks, Beirne will take up arms against Leinster, Ulster and Leinster again before a bit of respite before tackling Munster. If all that sounds like a gruelling schedule, consider it just the appetiser for Scarlets’ enormous 30 March Friday night Champions Cup quarter-final at home to La Rochelle.If you’re playing well people start noticing. And the last couple of weeks I think I’ve hit some good form, especially for bigger games – you get a bit more excited for big European games, you get a bit more up for them for some reason.“It’s a challenge and you have to look forward to it. I suppose you’re going out to prove a point. I get a little bit more excited for them (matches against Irish provinces), so I’m looking forward to the next couple of weeks, for sure.”This is the big time. He’s worked hard to be here. You better believe he’s enjoying it.Originally published: Thursday, 22.30The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By Sean Farrell Follow us: Feb 15th 2018, 10:30 PM last_img read more

Un champignon décime des chauvessouris au Canada

first_imgUn champignon décime des chauves-souris au CanadaLe syndrome du museau blanc, causé par un champignon qui se propage en Amérique du Nord, inquiète les biologistes canadiens. Celui-ci s’attaque aux chauves-souris en hibernation dans leur habitat naturel.Déjà éprouvées par la destruction de leur habitat en raison de la déforestation ou encore de l’urbanisation, les chauves-souris qui vivent en Amérique du Nord doivent faire face à un champignon virulent, détecté pour la première fois en 2006 à New York, aux Etats-Unis. A l’origine du syndrome du museau blanc (caractérisé par l’apparition d’un anneau blanc autour du museau), ce champignon est mortel pour ces animaux outre-Atlantique. Ainsi, plus de 9 chauves-souris sur 10 touchées par le syndrome en meurent, indique Radio Canada. Au départ, ces décès avaient été observés aux Etats-Unis, mais ils s’étendent aujourd’hui au Canada.Julien Mainguy, biologiste au ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec, explique à la radio que le syndrome du museau blanc “va continuer à se propager à un rythme assez effarant”. Ses répercussions sont multiples. Les chauves-souris se nourrissant d’insectes, leur disparition pourrait entraîner des ravages dans les cultures, ou encore une augmentation du nombre de cas de maladies transmises par piqûres d’insectes. Et si les biologistes canadiens sont inquiets, c’est aussi parce que ce champignon, venu d’Europe, s’attaque aux chauves-souris d’Amérique du Nord, alors que ce n’est pas le cas sur le Vieux Continent. Ces animaux n’en meurent pas.Le Centre canadien coopératif de la santé de la faune a décidé d’établir prochainement une zone de protection et de recherche importante pour déterminer l’importance de la propagation du syndrome. Le 14 février 2011 à 14:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Dino Zoff doesnt believe Juventus can win the CL

first_imgFor the legendary coach, the Italian club are now stronger than Real Madrid, but this doesn’t mean they can win the Champions League, yetWhen a football legend talks, you listen.That’s what fans in Italy are doing after 1982 World Cup winner and 2000 Euro Cup coach Dino Zoff spoke about Juventus and their title chances.“I don’t think Juventus have less quality than Real Madrid. In fact, quite the opposite, as I believe they are stronger on paper than the Spaniards,” he said to RMC Sport radio as reported by Football Italia.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“However, that doesn’t mean they will win the Champions League. There is more to it than that.”“It doesn’t matter who scores for Juve. I think Paulo Dybala can adapt and play like Isco to help feed Cristiano Ronaldo,” he added.“Gonzalo Higuain has gone to Milan and he is completely different to Karim Benzema. He prefers a central role, whereas Benzema likes to roam all along the front line.”“It’s too early to say if Inter will be the main challengers to Juve. They have the potential in the squad and an opening defeat can happen,” he commented.last_img read more

Crude oil price hits 4year high as S Arabia Russia reject US

first_imgThe bank has noted that the Iranian outage was more severe than expected and soppy scenario from Venezuela was worsening. Meanwhile the chances of non-Opec producers filling the gap were limited as US shale production was facing bottlenecks.With global oil demand nearing 100 million barrels per day, a historical high, the supply-side constraints can have a longer-term impact on oil prices.Experts say only an ensuing ‘demand-destruction’ could set prices back. But then such a demand destruction (theoretically triggered by the emerging market oil consumers) won’t come into play before Brent crude hits $120 a barrel. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lambasts Donald Trump, calls for state of emergency Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih talks to reporters at the OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee in Algiers, Algeria September 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ramzi BoudinaReutersSaudi Arabia and Russia, two of the world’s biggest oil producers, have rejected the US demand to increase pumping, causing a further spike in the global crude prices. At $81.48 a barrel, Brent crude was trading at its highest level since November 2014, on Tuesday.US President Donald Trump had bluntly demanded an output increase last week, saying the US owes it from the producers’ cartel led by Gulf Arab countries in lieu of the military protection Washington offers.”We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices! We will remember. The OPEC monopoly must get prices down now!” Trump had said.However, in its meeting held in Algiers over the weekend, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) snubbed Trump and decided not to raise output.”There is no agreement to raise production, and oil prices at 80 U.S. dollars per barrel would be better off for both producers and consumers,” Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said after the meeting.While Opec President Suhail Mohamed Al Mazroui said the cartel won’t succumb to political pressures, Russia joined in saying that the oil price rise was a result of the US actions.”The sanctions and the trade wars imposed by some powers will have an impact on the global economy and therefore on the oil market,” Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal, citing traders, has said that a combination of thinner supply from Iran and supply limitations in Saudi Arabia could drive prices to $100 a barrel.Re-run of the price boom of 2008On Monday, analysts at commodity merchants Trafigura and Mercuria said global crude prices would rise at a faster price in the rest of the year and could touch $100 by December. As much as two million barrels of oil could be taken off the market as tougher US sanctions against Iran come into force, and this will drive prices up, they warned.Oil prices have been steadily rising since 2017 and market participants are not averse to discussing a potential re-run of the price boom of 2008.Citing a combination of factors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has said that a “likelihood of an oil spike and crash scenario akin to the one observed in 2008 has increased”.center_img Closelast_img read more

Conference Celebrates Black Latinas

first_imgDozens of Afro-Latina women in the District on July 25 felt free to tackle the issues that matter to them while honoring their African and Latin ancestry — without feeling forced to choose one side over the other.Afro-Latina Women of the District Day also became a chance for Black women in other parts of the African diaspora to better understand the unique struggles their Afro-Latina sisters face, including immigration.Afro-Brazilian dancer Flavia Nascimento at a conference at Howard University on July 25. (Courtesy Photo)VidaAfrolatina, a group that celebrates Black identity among Afro-Latina and diaspora women, combats child sexual abuse and promotes wellness, held an International Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women’s Day conference at Howard University. The one-day conference focused on wellness and sisterhood.The inaugural conference’s panels and workshops focused on female empowerment, healthy masculinity, cultural pride, healthy sexual relationships, wellness and child sexual abuse.The nonprofit’s cofounder Luz Marquez Benbow, who lives in upstate New York, is a child sexual abuse and incest survivor who won a NoVo Foundation fellowship to build a network that helps child sex abuse survivors of color advance change. Lori Robinson, the other cofounder, is a rape survivor and author of I Will Survive: an African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault. The NoVo Foundation is an organization that works on equality and partnership.Incorporating child sex abuse into a conference that celebrates Latina women and girls was important to both of the survivors.“Childhood sexual abuse is one of the issues that we mostly don’t talk about, especially adult survivors of child sexual abuse,” Benbow told the AFRO. “As a Black Puerto Rican, it has allowed me to come fully authentically into the room and to talk about our issues.”The ideas they gathered at the conference from the women will help VidaAfrolatina decide how best to help Latina women and girls in the United States and around the world, but future plans aren’t specific just yet, said Robinson, who was raised in Montgomery County, Md. and lives in Detroit.“It’s really important that Black people in our different countries know about each other — can advocate for each other,” Robinson told the AFRO. “I think the greatest example of that would be how Black people around the world really got engaged in the Anti-Apartheid campaign.”The conference gave Afro-Latinas — a population often excluded from the mainstream media — a platform to celebrate themselves and embrace their full identity.Maryland State Del. Joseline Peña-Melynk belongs to both the legislature’s Black and Latino caucuses. Yet the Dominican-born lawmaker confessed that she sometimes struggles to find her place in society.“I often feel like it’s tough to fit in with a lot of the Latinos, especially when I look at the television and I see a lot of anchors that do not look like me — they’re all White Latinos or African American — the African-American community who sometimes I am not African American enough for them,” Peña-Melynk said at the conference.Her advice to her fellow Afro-Latinas was to work twice as hard, honor their families, speak well, ignore the haters and to celebrate their roots.“Be proud of this curly hair, okay? … And when people say to you it’s not professional, B.S., okay? It is you,” Peña-Melynk said. “It reflects you and who you are and be proud of it.”The inaugural conference marked the 25th anniversary of International Afro-Latin America and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Day.Kareemah Woodard of Upper Marlboro, is an African American born in South Carolina to a family of Gullah heritage. She said the conference taught her that most of the struggles Afro-Latina women battle mirror the ones that black women in the United States fight.“There are so many shades and colors of us, but at the end of the day, we’re all victims and victors of White supremacy,” Woodard told the AFRO.last_img read more

Pretty naturally

first_imgSummer is gone now, so all the amazing pop colours that you might have invested in for your makeup arsenal is going to go on a well deserved sabbatical. While in the grey monsoons, it is quite a craving to colour up the day with something bright – but as fashion experts would tell you – the colour should be in your clothes and accessories this season, not in the makeup. This season, go natural. The nude makeup look is polished and pretty and because you’re simply boosting your skin tone, it’ll never appear as if you tried too hard. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Nude should not mean the same thing to all people. Picking flashy colors that complement your complexion will prevent you from looking washed-out. That means honey and taupe for fair skin; tawny and caramel for medium; chocolate, gold and terra-cotta for dark, says makeup expert Nidhi Khurana.For nude makeup we should always start with primer and most importantly use mascara first and last. Depending up on your skin tone, use peach undertone; for fair skin. For medium complexions, pinks and caramels for darker skin tones. Choose a foundation that is slightly lighter than your skin tone and apply to the rounded parts of your face: cheeks, bridge of the nose, chin and forehead. Use powder blushes, highlighters and a soft brush to contour around the hairline, and the outer perimeter of the face.For ideal nude eye apply matted eyes colours like pink, peach and caramel. It gives eyes very nude yet classy look. For lips to look natural you can choose a gloss or a matted lip stick.last_img read more

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