Players parents and coaches in Whitehorse head into the hockey rink to

first_imgChris MacIntyreAPTN News12-year old Ryan Aitken traveled five hours from Dawson City to Whitehorse to attend the Learn to Lead Hockey Camp.Aitken has been to this hockey camp for the past few years in hopes to one day play in the NHL for his favorite team, the Edmonton Oilers.“It’s a lot of work. It takes a lot of time,” Aitken says. “You got to show up for practice on time. You actually have to try to work hard so you can get like this.”(Ryan Aitken takes these camps as opportunities to build his skills so that one day he can play for the Edmonton Oilers. Photo: Chris MacIntyre/APTN)It’s almost noon and the rink is full of blue and yellow jerseys and players skating back and forth passing pucks and taking shots.Pucks echo as some hit the boards and some hit the net posts.Amongst all the noise, directions from the coaches can be heard loud and clear.(Aaron Asham is surrounded by a group of happy but tired players on day 3 of the Learn to Lead hockey camp. Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)The coaches at this years hockey camp are Arron Asham, Wacey Rabbit and Brandon Montour.Asham, a retired former professional hockey player who played for 15 seasons with six different teams including the Montreal Canadiens, and with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.Wacey Rabbit plays with the Jacksonville Icemen, but has traveled all over the world playing hockey, and Brandon Montour, a defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres.There are 117 players in total at the five day camp that is put on annually by the Yukon First Nation Hockey Association.(Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour talks to players before they head out on to the ice ( Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)The Association was created in the 70’s to provide opportunities for players to compete with other provinces and territories.Players at this years camp have come from as far as Smithers, B.C.On day three of the camp, players were already starting to feel the affects of the training.Asham explained that although it’s a time for fun, it’s not easy.“We run them through drills trying to teach the proper ways how to stick handle, proper way how to take a stride,” he said.“Everyone seems to be having a good time. A lot of tired kids”Rabbit believes that skills off the ice are just as important as skills on the ice.“Some of the kids can’t skate and by Friday they are ripping around. So that’s just confidence building and they bring that in to everyday life,” said Rabbit.By saying it’s important he shares what he was taught by “respecting their teachers, respecting their classmates, and respecting themselves most of all”Montour was only at the camp for one day so he took every chance he could to interact with players on the ice and off the ice.As a current player in the NHL he had tons of great advice to give players.He was happy to be able to give back to community and he was excited to see so many kids.“I hope some kids here want to strive to be in the NHL or play competitive hockey” he adds “learn from us and you know, what we have to say and take even if its justa little bit, take a little bit and move forward with that”.With the end of the five days nearing, players are starting to skate faster, shoot harder and laugh louder.Ryan Aitken is excited to go home but can’t wait to tie his skates up and come back next July. Before he hits the ice he had just enough time to give his own piece of advice.cmacintyre@aptn.calast_img read more

Regional District cancels December 7 meeting on the Southern Mountain Caribou Program

first_imgA reschedule date for the meeting has yet to be announced.For more information, you can visit prrd.bc.ca DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has cancelled the meeting in regards to the Southern Mountain Caribou Program.The meeting was to take place on December 7, 2018.The main purpose of the meeting was to receive a delegation from Assistant Deputy Minister Jennifer McGuire, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding the current status of the discussions regarding caribou recovery activities west of Chetwynd.last_img read more

UN nuclear watchdog approves India safeguards agreement

1 August 2008The United Nations atomic watchdog today approved an agreement to extend nuclear safeguards over India’s civilian nuclear reactors. The 22-page framework calls on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify that certain declared Indian nuclear material and facilities are used only for peaceful purposes.In his address to the Board of Governors, the Director General of the IAEA Mohamed ElBaradei said the agency would begin to implement the new safeguards agreement in 2009, with the aim of bringing a total of 14 Indian reactors under agency safeguards by 2014. The IAEA currently applies safeguards to six Indian nuclear reactors under existing agreements.“The ‘umbrella’ nature of this agreement provides a more efficient mechanism for ensuring that safeguards requirements can be met. It satisfies India’s needs while maintaining all the agency’s legal requirements,” Dr. ElBaradei The text of the safeguards agreement was finalized after several rounds of consultations between India and the IAEA which began in November 2007.Last year Dr. ElBaradei welcomed an announcement that India – which is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – and the United States had reached a deal on nuclear cooperation. read more

California ballot proposal would tighten data privacy rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A San Francisco developer who pressured California lawmakers into enacting the nation’s most sweeping data privacy act is pushing a new ballot measure to expand the law.On Wednesday, Alastair Mactaggart plans to unveil a proposed November 2020 ballot measure. It would require technology and internet firms to get permission before collecting personal data on users under the age of 16.It also would create a state agency to enforce privacy protections included in a state law that was passed last year and takes effect next January.That law requires companies to tell consumers, on request, what kind of data they’ve collected. Consumers also can ask firms to delete their information or refrain from selling it.Tech trade organizations generally opposed the 2018 act.The Associated Press read more

In Vienna Annan discusses global issues with senior Austrian officials

Their discussions also touched on the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, which is currently meeting in Austria, according to a UN spokesman. The Secretary-General had appointed the 16-person blue-ribbon panel last November to look into new global security threats and reform of the international system, and to recommend clear and practical measures for ensuring effective collective action.Mr. Annan’s new Special Representative for Kosovo, Soren Jessen-Petersen, then joined the meeting for a review of the situation in that province.Afterwards, Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel gave the Secretary-General a tour of the newly-renovated Albertina Museum, and they held talks before Mr. Annan lunched with Mr. Jessen-Petersen to discuss the envoy’s new assignment.Also on the Secretary-General’s programme were meetings with the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Prince Saud Al-Faisal, who is visiting Vienna, and the new Austrian President, Heinz Fischer. read more

Gonzaga coach With Ohio State its pick your poison

PITTSBURGH – Survive and advance. That’s the mentality many basketball teams adopt in the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State is not one of those teams. The No. 2 seed Buckeyes will face No. 7 seed Gonzaga Saturday after defeating Loyola (MD), 78-59, Thursday, but the Buckeyes were not satisfied with their performance. Sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored a career-high 31 points in OSU’s first game, said he was treating the performance as a loss. OSU committed 18 turnovers Thursday and many Buckeyes said that if they continue to be careless with the ball against Gonzaga, they might be sent packing. “I think the first thing that jumps out at us is our inability to take care of the ball,” sophomore guard Aaron Craft said. “Turning it over 20 times is something we can’t do especially against a great team like Gonzaga tomorrow.” Gonzaga played pressure defense against No. 10 seed West Virginia in their first NCAA Tournament game en route to a 77-54 victory. OSU has never played the Bulldogs, but Gonzaga matched up with both Illinois and Michigan State earlier in the season. Gonzaga lost both games by seven points. Despite being a mid-major in the West Coast Conference, Gonzaga reminds OSU coach Thad Matta of teams in the Big Ten. “There’s a lot of similarities to their transition half-court offense to Michigan State,” Matta said. “And (they resemble) Indiana with their personnel. “ Gonzaga coach Mark Few said the Buckeyes will be a tough matchup for his team, but thinks he has the players to compete. “This is going to be a very difficult matchup for us, but at the same time we have good bigs, they have good bigs,” Few said. “The strength and the core of this team was built around our inside guys … much like Ohio State.” The inside play for Gonzaga starts with 7-foot senior center Robert Sacre who was named his conference’s defensive player of the year. He averages 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on the season and had a team-high 14 points in the victory against West Virginia. Sacre will likely be matched up with OSU sophomore forward Jared Sullinger, who has averaged 21 points per game since the Buckeyes entered the postseason. Sullinger said he got a chance to watch Sacre a little bit before OSU’s game. “He was good. He was athletic,” Sullinger said. “He did a little bit of everything for them.” Sullinger had 12 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola (MD). Thomas has been the guy leading OSU as of late, though. At 21.5 points per game, he’s been OSU’s leading scorer through the postseason. Thomas has scored in double digits in each of the last 10 games. “Deshaun is probably one of our most consistent players throughout the however many games we’ve played,” Matta said. “What he’s brought to this team has No. 1 been his consistency and No. 2 guys look at him and see the effort and the commitment he’s made to do other things.” Thomas’ 31 points Thursday made him one of seven Buckeyes all time to score 30 points in an NCAA Tournament game. “I was just trying to get to the right spots at the right time,” Thomas said of his performance. “Then I was just knocking them down. I was just feeling it a little bit.” Few said that because OSU has scoring options like Thomas and Sullinger, it’s hard to focus on any one guy. “You’re just going to have to pick your poison on how much defensive attention you give to Sullinger when you have other great players like (senior guard William Buford) and Thomas and Aaron Craft,” Few said. Gonzaga and OSU will tip off at about 2:50 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. read more

Karol Bielecki again for Poland

Bogdan WentaKarol Bielecki ← Previous Story Savevski resigned – Sundovski changed him Next Story → ASOBAL (Round 7): Fast recovery for Barca Will Karol Bielecki returns to Polish national team? “Handball hero” who continued his sports career after tragedy in which he lost his eye (last June – game against Croatia) is in doubt to accept call from national coach, Bogdan Wenta, for EURO 2012 qualification game against Ukraine, but coach of Vive Targi Kielce has understandings for any kind of decision.– Karol’s situation for us is special. We are very pleased that he returned to the sport, that is with us. But we leave him any choice. We need to talk honestly. Karol is a very difficult situation. Therefore, his decision to accept any – said in an interview with the “Fact” Polish coach & player legend. read more

Gambia U20s –Real de Banjul friendly calloff

first_imgBy Sulayman BahGambia U-20s test match with former league Champions Real de Banjul did not go as planned yesterday evening.The warm-up match was decimated by torrential rain at half-time. A new date is yet to be announced for continuation of the game.A provisional list of 35-man squad was recently compiled by U-20 gaffer Omar Sise for trials as Gambia look set to partake in the Wafu Mawade Wade memorial tournament in Senegal.The one-week football tournament is to be hosted by Senegal in memory of CAF former executive committee member, late Mawade Wade.The championship that brings together all Wafu member affiliates is billed for 3rd -10th October this year at the newly rehabilitated Mawade Wade Stadium in St Louis.Gambia aims to re-emerge in youth football following the age-cheating debacle and the tournament could serve as preparation for the National Teams that will qualify for the African Nations’ Championship, Rwanda 2016.last_img read more

Animal Services officials urge San Diego residents to get their pets microchipped

first_img February 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 4:14 PM Animal Services officials urge San Diego residents to get their pets microchippedcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Animal Services officials recommend San Diego County residents get their pets microchipped, noting that a missing puppy was reunited with her family after six weeks because of one.The 5-month old pup, Maserati, went missing from her home in City Heights in December. Candace Sallee, Maserati’s owner, reported the dog lost or stolen on Dec. 21, but weeks passed without a trace of the canine. California Highway Patrol officers found Maserati last Thursday in the process of arresting a woman in Dulzura. The CHP contacted Animal Services, which collected Maserati and took her to the county shelter in Bonita, where the canine was scanned for a microchip. She was reunited with her owner the next day.“Absent that microchip, this dog owner would have never seen her pet again,” said Animal Services Director Daniel DeSousa. “But because the owner had implanted Maserati with a microchip, the two have been happily reunited!” According to her owner, Maserati had been microchipped a day before she went missing, and only at the behest of Sallee’s friends.“I was in shock. I didn’t think we were going to get her back,” Sallee said. “(The microchip) was definitely worth doing, 100 percent worth doing.”County residents can get their pets microchipped for $10 at the county’s Animal Services shelters. Dogs, cats and rabbits are all eligible for the chip and walk-ins are welcome, according to the county. Posted: February 5, 2019last_img read more

Ocean Beach Pier repairs progressing

first_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, 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) – For the first time since it was closed by a massive storm, there appear to be signs of progress on the iconic Ocean Beach Pier.“It’s easy to criticize, but it should have been fixed a lot quicker. I understand there are some hidden issues,” says O.B. Native Craig Stevens.It’s true. Some of the damage is visible and some is not. But today, real signs of recovery, at least on the superficial damage. “I see they have a lot of wood that’s going out to the end of the pier and it’s going to be used for the railing. That’s really good and hopefully it will be open soon”. says Stevens.But don’t make dinner reservations at the Walking on Water restaurant any time soon. Some of the damage you can’t see, could take a while to repair. Remember, those 12-foot crashing waves also ripped out plumbing and electric lines. Currently the electricity is run by generator.“I was just looking at all the damage. I understand there it’s more complicated than I originally thought”, says O.B. local Michelle Siscon. “But now that I see there are moving ahead and they are fixing the railings, I’m stoked”.As for an “actual” time frame. The City either doesn’t know or isn’t saying, at this point. This could be tricky. City Engineers have seen the extent of the damage, now they need to lay it out for all to see.Until then, small signs of progress are welcome. Posted: February 26, 2019center_img Updated: 5:49 PM Ocean Beach Pier repairs progressing February 26, 2019last_img read more

Earthquakes Opened Fault Lines on Navys China Lake Station Site Remains Not

first_img ADC AUTHOR The two earthquakes that struck Southern California late last week opened fault lines on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, USNI reported Tuesday.The major weapons station, a key Navy research and development site for aviation and weapons systems testing, remained evacuated except for mission-essential personnel, according to the USNI report.The installation has been remained “not mission capable until further notice” as crews have worked to inspect facilities at the sprawling complex, the report states.Since Saturday base officials have reported few details about impacts to the installation. China Lake officials have provided only limited public updates on the installation’s official Facebook page.China Lake officials posted on Facebook Monday that basic services such as water and power have been restored in most areas of the base. Officials also noted that the Navy Exchange planned to reopen Tuesday, so mission-essential personnel could get supplies and other items.China Lake, which covers 1.2 million acres of the Mojave Desert, has been determined within the epicenter of 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the morning of July 4, and the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that followed on Friday evening.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday Feb 22 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowOn mass shootings, Murkowski leaves a word unspokenLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.In her annual address at the state Capitol, Sen. Lisa Murkowski spoke passionately about the shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school last week. She called on Congress to take action. She said both sides of the aisle in Washington need to talk about how to end the violence, and no issue should be off-limits for discussion.Offshore drilling public meeting draws supporters, critics and criticismElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAlaskans gathered in Anchorage last night to weigh in on the Trump administration’s proposal to open almost all Alaska waters to oil and gas development. The Wednesday night meeting was the only opportunity for Alaskans to comment on the draft proposal in person.Session end is murky as budget takes shapeAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe House version looks to be pretty similar to the $4.5 billion that Walker proposed.Mike Shower confirmed to Dunleavy Senate seatPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaSenate Republicans have confirmed the appointment of Mike Shower to fill a vacancy in District E.Tiffany Zulkosky appointed by governor to Rep. Fansler’s seatTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelGovernor Walker has appointed Tiffany Zulkosky to serve as House District 38’s new state Representative.Randall named to international Olympic athlete commissionEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageRandall won gold and the first Olympic medal for the women’s U.S. cross-country ski team. She was also elected to the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission. On Thursday, Randall was elected to the the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission.Gulf to receive fishery disaster recovery funds, unclear whenKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakThe president signed a bill this month that directs recovery funds to fisheries disasters on the West Coast, including in Alaska, but it’s still unclear how the limited funds will be distributed.In some cases, houses of worship step in to help people keep their homesAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThousands of Alaskans seek rental assistance every year. Sometimes, preventing homelessness requires an act of faith.last_img read more

Maruti Suzuki domestic car sales decline during October to December exports also

first_imgMaruti Suzuki reported a consistent year-on-year growth in domestic car sales in the three months of the third quarter of FY2016, but the company saw a drop in cars sold in November and December as compared to October.The country’s largest car-maker sold 1,21,063 verhicles in October 2015, but sales declined 8.6% to 1,10,599 units in November and recovered modestly to 1,11,333 units in December 2015.On the export front, too, Maruti Suzuki has not done well. After exporting 13,146 units in October, the company could sell only 10,225 units in November and an even lower 7,816 units in December 2015.On a y-o-y basis, exports witnessed a wild swing, from a growth of 90% in October to a decline of 33% in December.Maruti Suzuki sold 10,68,846 units (domestic + exports) in the third quarter of FY2016, up 13% from 9,45,703 units in the corresponding quarter last fiscal.The company’s super compact car, Dzire Tour, registered a high growth during the third quarter, with sales growing at 142% in October, 69% in November and 115% in December.In the utility vehicles segment, the company recorded a y-o-y growth of over 50% in all three months. The company sells S-Cross, Grand Vitara and Ertiga in this segment.On a turnover of Rs 13,574.80 crore, the company reported a net profit of Rs 1,225.60 crore in the second quarter of FY2016. While revenues grew 13.2% y-o-y, net profit rose 42%.The company is planning to launch a new seven-seater MPV based on its tall boy WagonR MPV â€” codenamed YJC  â€” at the Auto Expo 2016 in February, apart from the facelifted avatar of Alto 800.Shares of Maruti Suzuki closed at Rs 4,635.05 crore on the BSE on 1 January, 2016, up 0.43%. The stock has appreciated almost 38% over its 2 January, 2015 closing price of Rs 3,359.70.last_img read more

Ershad quits election race for sister Hasina

first_imgHM ErshadJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, who returned home from Singapore only three days before the election, on Thursday announced to step aside from the election race in Dhaka-17 constituency, reports UNB. He also asked his party candidates who are contesting the election independently outside the Awami League-led grand alliance to quit the election race, too.Ershad came up with the announcement while speaking at a press conference at his Baridhara residence.As many as 29 Jatiya Party contenders are participating in the election under the grand alliance and the party also fielded some 140 candidates to run independently.”The remaining candidates other than the grand alliance-nominated ones must step aside. All will have to work together to make the grand alliance victorious,” Ershad said, adding that they had filed the independent candidates to resist ‘sheaf of paddy’.He also said, “My condition is not good. I’ve returned home for my sister Sheikh Hasina and stepped aside from the Dhaka-17 constituency. I’ve lent my support to Awami League candidate actor Farooque.”Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque is running with ‘boat’ symbol in the parliamentary seat.Describing the grand alliance government as the role model of development, the Jatiya Party chief predicted that it will win the next election, too as the history of BNP’s past is not good.Expressing his satisfaction over the existing election atmosphere, the former military ruler said there will be a free and fair election in the country on 30 December.last_img read more

UN condoles Chawkbazar fire victims

first_imgnonameUN resident coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo has expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic fire in Old Dhaka that claimed 67 lives, reports UNB.On behalf of the UN in Bangladesh, she wished the injured a quick recovery and recognised the effort of the local authorities in responding to the blaze.India, the United Sates, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and others also expressed profound shock at the loss of lives in the Chawkbazar fire.“India is saddened by the loss of lives as a result of tragic fire in Dhaka on 20 February. We offer our deepest condolences to relatives of those affected by the accident. As a close neighbour and partner, we stand by the people and the government of Bangladesh in this hour of grief,” said the spokesperson of the Indian ministry of external affairs said on Thursday.The United States embassy in Dhaka offered their heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the fire in Chawkbazar.“Our prayers are with the families of those injured and lost and to all who mourn across the great nation of Bangladesh,” reads a post shared by the US embassy on its official Facebook page.The government and people of Pakistan expressed deep condolences, according to Pakistan ministry of foreign affairs.“We express deep sympathy with the bereaved families of the victims and wish speedy recovery of those injured in the incident,” reads a press release of the Pakistan ministry of foreign affairs.Sixty-seven people were killed and around 41 others injured in a devastating fire in the city’s Chawkbazar area on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Pepe the Frog Creator Wants to Take Pepe Back

first_img The Best ‘Evangelion’ OP Parodies of All TimeMock Your Friends With ‘Spongebob’ Meme Toys Stay on target You may know Pepe the Frog as a new symbol of far-right white supremacists, but its creator, Matt Furie, wanted the frog to be known as “chill.” The stoned-looking amphibian’s been co-opted by infamous white supremacists like Richard Spencer, Mike Cernovich, and Twitter user Baked Alaska. Throughout white nationalist boards and across Twitter, frog emoji have even come to be a visual shorthand for the adorable doodle, and Furie has had enough of that.According to Motherboard, Furie is working aggressively to reassert his trademark and his copyright. The artist has issued cease and desist orders to Spencer and Cernovich as well as forums like r/the_Donald subreddit. Furthermore, Furie’s filed legal action against companies like Reddit and Amazon who house his work illegally.Matt Furie has made his hatred of the so-called “alt-right” clear, especially after Pepe was labeled a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League last year. Since then, he’s been trying to rebrand his character and has enlisted the help of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, a law firm that’s signed on to help Furie pro-bono.So far, the legal push has gained some traction. Last month Furie’s lawyers reached a settlement with Eric Hauser. Hauser had used Pepe in a children’s book that alleged Muslims were taking over the United States. He asserted that his book wasn’t racist, but Motherboard learned that art for the book was based Muslim stereotypes.These sorts of courtroom victories can be used as evidence that Furie is trying to enforce control over his creative and intellectual property — a key foundation for future cases.“[Furie] was very serious when he said that we wanted to make clear that Pepe was not the property of the alt-right and couldn’t be used by the alt-right,” one of his lawyer’s told Motherboard. ” But actions speak louder than words and we wanted to make sure we were backing up that statement against entities that were misappropriating the Pepe character and image. That’s what we’ve been doing over the past few weeks.”It’s difficult to say who might comply with the order and who will fight it, but, the lawyers think they’ll get quick responses from Reddit and Amazon as larger corporations, not wanting to be associated with Nazis or their ilk, have been quick to scrub any possible links. Spencer and the others may yet choose to fight the order on the grounds that Furie hasn’t been aggressive enough in defending his intellectual property. That claim might have held weight before, but the fact that the team’s already wone one bout helps them build a foundation.“It shows we’re serious,” one attorney said. “It shows the copyright has been enforced before…as we have more and more of these actions where we’re successfully able to remove misuse of the Pepe image and character, they’ll build upon each other. I’m hopeful we’ll reach a place where this stops, where the alt-right realizes it’s too much trouble dealing with us to be misappropriating this character and they move on.”Hopefully, one day, Pepe will be able to return to being his chill-ass self and not end up pasted all over neo-Nazi propaganda.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Watch This Adorably Cute Toddler Mistake a Water Heater for a Robot

first_img 1 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Forget about teddy bears, trucks and dolls, today’s kids are growing up in a world of robots.In a YouTube video gone viral, a toddler named “Rayna” sees a water heater on the street and instantly thinks it’s a robot.Related: This Robot Will Carry Your Stuff and Follow You EverywhereSeeing the metallic street junk, Rayna says, “Hi wobot.” Sure — it’s no Wall-E, but you can’t really blame her: The heater does carry some robot-like features, with a panel attached to its top somewhat resembling a face and eyes. Rayna even shows her affection for the “wobot” too, hugging it and telling it, “I love you, wobot.”People are swooning over the wobot-slash-water-heater-loving child. The video “Rayna meets a ‘robot’” has gotten more than 600,000 views in 24 hours.center_img March 28, 2017 Register Now »last_img read more

Steve McQueens Thomas Crown Affair Dune Buggy heads for auction

first_img Google Analytics settings Privacy policy In a period documentary about the movie, McQueen said, “Crown lives at the beach and he has a dune buggy. I helped them design it, so I’m kinda proud of that. It’s set on a Volkswagen chassis with big ol’ wide weenies – big wide tires on mag wheels, Corvair engine stuffed in the back … it’s very light, you know (because of the fiberglass body). It’s pulling about 230 horses and weighs about a thousand pounds.” The Persol sunglasses worn by Steve McQueen in the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair,  sold for $70,200, a world record for a pair of sunglasses at the time.Bonhams / MGM Studios Bonhams sold the 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Two-Door Sedan driven in The Thomas Crown Affair for a model world record of $70,200 in San Francisco in 2006. Bonhams At that same San Francisco auction, McQueen’s auction block cred was forever established when the 1960s-era “foldable” Persol sunglasses McQueen had worn throughout the film sold for the same amount: $70,200. It was a world record for a pair of sunglasses at the time, with the price fetched by plastic tortoise shell-like fashion accessories making world news. The customized Myers Manx dune buggy in which Steve McQueen took Faye Dunaway on a full-noise drive in the sand dunes in the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair, is heading to auction. The VW Beetle-based buggy was customized for the film with a 230-hp Chevy Corvair flat-six, and the restored original movie car will go to auction at Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction in March, 2020.No price estimate has yet been placed on the famous screen car, though it can be expected to sell for an extraordinary sum if previous sales of McQueen and movie memorabilia is any guide.Auctioneers Bonhams seems to have had the Lion’s share of McQueen’s cars and motorcycles over the last few decades. McQueen’s love for cars and bikes ensured that the film car was unlike any other Manx, as he enlisted the help of Pete Condos of Con-Ferr to build a completely customized and totally unique vehicle. Hence the vehicle that McQueen helped design and then masterfully drove with no stunt double, will be offered for sale at Bonhams’ annual Amelia Island, Florida auction next March (2020). It won’t be fully original, as the motor of the original got misplaced along the way, but it has been fully rebuilt with the original chassis and body, and an identical motor (albeit with a different engine number), has been installed.Source: Bonhams McQueen’s feats on the auction block are now well documented, with most of them chronicled in our feature article Steve McQueen’s On Any Sunday Husqvarna: How a bike that sold for $1,500 in 2008 sold for $230,000 in 2018. While the movie helped catapult Faye Dunaway to A-list stardom, the highly-modified Meyers Manx Dune Buggy also helped popularize the wares of Bruce Meyers, and the Myers Manx went from being a low volume toy to a globally recognized genre of recreational vehicle. The modified Myers Manx was one of several automotive stars of the The Thomas Crown Affair, with the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Alloy NART Spyder debuting in the film alongside McQueen and Faye Dunaway. That car subsequently sold for $3,960,000 at a Gooding & Company auction in 2005, but might easily top $20 million today.The car on offer The VW Beetle-based Myers Manx buggy was customized for McQueen to use in the film by Con-Ferr Manufacturing, including replacement of the Volkswagen engine with a 230 hp Chevy Corvair flat-sixBonhams/P. Litwinski Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the customised Myers Manx dune buggy during filming of the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown AffairMGM Studios One of several automotive stars of The Thomas Crown Affair was a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Alloy NART Spyder. The car subsequently sold for $3,960,000 at a Gooding & Company auction in 2005, but might easily top $20 million today.MGM Studios / RM-Sotheby’s Bonhams seems to have an affinity with Steve McQueen, having sold many of his automotive treasures at auction. Many of them are detailed in our feature article Steve McQueen’s ‘On Any Sunday’ Husqvarna: How a bike that sold for $1500 in 2008 sold for $230,000 in 2018.Bonhams Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the customised Myers Manx dune buggy from the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown AffairMGM Studios Powered by One of the stars of the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair,  the customised Myers Manx dune buggy MGM Studios Bonhams sold the 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Two-Door Sedan driven in The Thomas Crown Affair for a model world record of US$70,200 in San Francisco in 2006. We recommend I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Yes Nolast_img read more

by Sandy Cohen The Associated Press Posted Ma

first_img by Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Posted Mar 2, 2018 1:28 am PDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2018 at 9:19 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email oscars|Time’s Up Time’s Up will be a part of Oscar show, but no dress code WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (NEWS 1130) – The organizers of Time’s Up say the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday’s Oscar show, but has no plans for a red-carpet dress code.Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, actresses Laura Dern and Tessa Thompson, producer Katie McGrath and attorney Nina Shaw talked about the movement’s progress and next steps with a small group of reporters Thursday.They stressed that while Time’s Up made a splashy appearance at the Golden Globes earlier this year, with most women wearing black and several actresses walking the red carpet with activists, the movement is bigger and broader than awards shows.Rhimes said the effort “was launched on the red carpet, but was never intended to live there.”Time’s Up has amassed a $21 million legal defence fund for discrimination victims. FILE – In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) center_img Time’s Up says the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday’s Oscar show Related Stories Women to wear black in ‘Time’s Up’ message at UK film awards Summarylast_img read more

Panic At the Disco launches human rights organiza

first_imgPanic! At the Disco launches human rights organization by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Jun 28, 2018 9:23 am PDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation.The rock singer said Thursday that the non-profit will support “communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.”Panic! At the Disco will allocate $1 of each ticket from U.S. dates of its “Pray for the Wicked Tour” to Highest Hopes. The tour starts July 11 in Minneapolis and will also visit arenas like New York’s Madison Square Garden and Staples Center in Los Angeles.Panic! At the Disco released its debut in 2005. The band has downsized over the years, and now only includes Urie. A touring band accompanies him on the road.Its 2016 album, “Death of a Bachelor,” earned a Grammy nomination for best rock album. Panic! At the Disco released a new album, “Pray for the Wicked,” last week.___Online: http://www.highesthopes.orglast_img read more