20 Photos Where my elephants? #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/k96QrGYeSh— Westeros Watch (@WesterosWatch) April 15, 2019 20 things we’re dying to see in the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ YOU: [switches to private browsing]BRAN STARK: pic.twitter.com/YP1kitZDBd— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 15, 2019 Game of Thrones Season 8: All your questions answered… One of Reddit’s dedicated Game of Thrones subreddits, r/FreeFolk, were also all about it. This one, from user GaryOaksAlcoholism, was my favorite.The FreeFolk subreddit was very much into mocking Bran Stark. Reddit user GaryOaksAlcoholism The episode opened with Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and their army of Unsullied, Dothraki and dragons marching to Winterfell. Jon reunites with Bran after years apart — the last time Jon saw Bran, the young Stark was in a coma after Jaime Lannister pushed him off a window ledge — and introduces Sansa Stark to Daenerys. Now playing: Watch this: Arya and Gendry need to stop playing games and do what the late King Rob predicted them to do #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/cdEikZW4HB— Deepa (@deepahere1807) April 15, 2019 Game of Thrones Bran interrupts, saying there’s no time for such formalities when a White Walker dragon is on the way to Winterfell. Oh, and that old friend Bran was waiting for. It’s Jaime Lannister, who has been riding to Winterfell since the end of season 7.Both moments have been memified. #GameofThronesDaenerys- “The north is as beautiful as your brother claimed,as are you”Sansa- “Winterfell is yours, Your grace.”Bran- pic.twitter.com/lX1wGRzfDD— _CLiFF_ (@Ayyee_CLiFF) April 15, 2019 A trailer for next week’s episode teased a trial for Jaime Lannister, who killed Daenerys’ father and paralyzed Bran, as well as the first of what will surely be many White Walker battles. With luck, Bran will retain his status of GOT season 8 meme king. With no luck, he might die. Hey, it’s a dangerous game. Ok cool, but why is Bran Orin from parks and rec #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/rNm7Z84s9H— big tuna (@ItsAllens) April 15, 2019 #gotGet the woman elephants!! pic.twitter.com/rjeRoP6qle— Colm McWeeney (@ColmMcW) April 15, 2019 #GameofThronesThe Hound: You left me to die.Arya: I robbed you firstThe Hound: pic.twitter.com/av4hWQbdBU— Slartibartfast (@Slartib60957079) April 15, 2019 5:50 arya&jon reunion #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/NqVWkiXXGg— elif (@alxithymia) April 15, 2019 Preview • Hound vs. Siri vs. Google Now: Who is really the best personal assistant? TV and Movies Another episode highlight, at least when it comes to meme creation, was when Euron Greyjoy and his Iron Fleet brought the Golden Company mercenary army to Cersei in Kings Landing. Cersei was expecting the army to include elephants. Elephants couldn’t travel across the world on boats, though. Cersei got no elephants. Lmao someone said “when you get done watching GoT and look outside your window” IM DEAD WITH THEE BRAN MEMES #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/k5jKXKwQBp— Kimberly (@yoookimberly) April 15, 2019 Who wins the Iron Throne is anyone’s guess and, at this point in the show, not even the point anymore. So far, though, it looks like Bran will be Game of Thrones’ 2019 meme lord. But he’s got competition. Arya enjoyed reunions with both big brother Jon, friend/enemy The Hound and fellow Fleebottom scumbag Gendry, both of which caused some strong reactions. It was a feelstrip for sure. Me when Arya and Jon reunited vs. Me when Arya and The Hound reunited #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/iyOeyYT5nr— Garner of House Montgomery (@garner_mont) April 15, 2019 Hound Bran Stark. HBO Bran isn’t exactly a Game of Thrones favorite. His plot in the fantasy epic has surrounded the esoteric Three-Eyed Raven, who can best be described as an all-knowing tree man. Bran, in season 6, becomes the Three-Eyed Raven and has been an odd little chap ever since.But season 8 could be his redemption story. Not because of anything in the plot, but because the post-premiere memes circulating Twitter and Reddit mostly starred Bran. He wasn’t alone, obviously. Arya’s activities were also meme-worthy, and an unexpected request from Cersei was guaranteed to go viral.Warning: Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers below.Bran’s schtick is that he can see most of history in his mind if directed to it, which is why, in season 7, he knew what Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish had said to Ned Stark after betraying him aaaaaall the way back in season one. In the first episode of season 8 (recap here), Bran spends a lot of the show sitting in Winterfell’s square and staring at people from a distance. He tells Samwell Tarley that he’s waiting for an old friend.The awkwardness was not lost on the internet. Share your voice I present to you..Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode ft. Bran#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/rrlNeQHrw1— Shahbaz Khan (@ShahbazMKhan) April 15, 2019 She really wanted those elephants #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/4dbuSKtzyM— Westeros Watch (@WesterosWatch) April 15, 2019 Bran literally the whole episode.#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/nUlok9IM2O— Sam Mercoli (@SamMercoli) April 15, 2019 1 Arya: pic.twitter.com/1aTjiJEt1V— The Big Bag Wolf (@KidFury) April 15, 2019 Cersei reaction to no elephants is exactly how I am when Postmates forgets the extra spicy salsa.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 15, 2019 Bran has been getting absolutely destroyed for 24 hours.— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) April 15, 2019 Comment Originally published April 14.Update, April 15: Adds day two memes. Tags
A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations.Download AudioThe U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that the automatic approval, which was required by law, should not be read to indicate the department’s views on a still-pending request to export to non-free trade countries, like Japan.Pacific Rim nations such as Japan have been eyed as possible markets for the project, which is being pursued by the state, TransCanada Corp., and the North Slope’s three major energy companies. A final decision on whether to build the project has not been made.Federal pipeline coordinator Larry Persily said more significant than Friday’s order was the relatively little opposition the department received related to the project’s export license application.
Stories 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 @aprn.Download Audio Autopsy yields nil on pregnant soldier’s deathLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington, D.C.It’s been almost five years since Michelle Clark died, and her family doesn’t know why. Neither does the state medical examiner. She was 31 and pregnant when she collapsed in her Eagle River home. Clark was also a staff sergeant in the Alaska Army National Guard, and she told other soldiers she knew about crime in the Guard but was afraid to talk about it. Her family suspects she was killed.15-year-old in custody for Anchorage double homicideJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageA 15-year-old boy is in custody in connection with the shooting deaths of a mother and daughter Tuesday in a south Anchorage home.Pipeline communities near TAPS tax settlementRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksThere is a tentative settlement in long-running series of court actions between local government and the owners of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, or TAPS.Budget cuts close rural road maintenance stationsJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageUnder Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget, five road maintenance stations in eastern Interior Alaska will close.Stranded whaling fleet, miraculous survival make for archaeological jackpotLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageFederal scientists discovered the battered remnants of two whaling ships near Wainwright in the Chukchi Sea this fall.Gov’s housing summit seeks solutionsEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageGov. Bill Walker convened a housing summit in Anchorage today, which included sessions on housing concerns in rural Alaska, and boosting private sector investment.High court tosses proposed commercial set-net banQuinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerThe State Supreme Court ruled Thursday Alaska’s commercial set net fishermen have the same right to harvest salmon as any other group. Set net fishermen are relieved with the ruling.Huslia pleas to rein in burgeoning pike populationTim Bodony, KIYU – GalenaA proposal aimed at reducing the number of pike around the northern Interior village of Huslia will be considered by the Board of Fisheries when it meets next week in Fairbanks.
Today, Amazon Music announced that Ariana Grande will headline the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Day concert in New York on July 11, streaming for fans globally on Amazon.com beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The singer will perform a selection of hits and songs from her upcoming album, “Sweetener,” out August 17.Grande joins a previously announced lineup of artists including Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara and Julia Michaels. And unlike the company’s one-time-only “Experiences” with U2 and Justin Timberlake, these performances will be available for replay a limited after the 11th; more details will be available in the coming days.Prime members and fans around the world will be able to stream the performance on www.amazon.com/primeday and at www.twitch.tv/amazonmusic July 11 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. More information is available at www.amazon.com/unboxingprimeday. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Prime Day begins on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and run through July 17, offering more than 1 million deals for Amazon Prime members, along with select deals at all U.S. Whole Foods stores.In addition to the unboxing event, Amazon Music is now offering an exclusive deal for Prime Day: Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months of the premium, on-demand service with access to tens of millions of songs and hands-free listening, for just $0.99. To learn more, visit:www.amazon.com/unlimited. Popular on Variety
A recently organized fashion show, ‘Fashion Blazon 2017, held at the Footwear design and development institute (FDDI), evidently proved that future of Indian fashion and styling industry is in safe hands. Amalgamating creativity with contemporary ideas, numerous students of the institute presented self-designed attires, jewellery and footwear. Each and every presentation spoke of the efforts and the innovation put in by the students, who explored the new limits of the fashion world. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOrganised within the college premises on November 17, the show was attended by renowned designers, fashion industry experts, and officials. Amidst claps and applause, the show opened with the first sequence ‘Marigold, which was entirely inspired by the Maharashtrian culture. The collection beautifully depicted ‘modernity in tradition’. Next in line was a collection around the theme of ‘Yoga’ followed by ‘Valentine special collection’. The glamorous garments, perfect for a romantic evening, totally stole the show. Other presentations based on themes like, ‘Tie and dye’– presenting ancient art majorly used in Rajasthan and Gujarat; ‘Game of Thrones’ – showcasing the inspiring characters from the famous TV show thereby capturing the Westeros feel; ‘Van Gogh’, ‘Silver’, and ‘Madhubani’ themes, were equally innovative. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGiving a beautiful closure to the fashion show, a collection inspired by the queen of Chittor, Rani Padmavati, was also showcased. The story of valour and sacrifice was depicted via this sequence featuring royal attires of Rajput and Khalji dynasties.Mr Ravinder, Joint Secretary of DIPP graced the occasion as the chief guest. Harpreet Narula, head designer for the upcoming periodic drama Padmavati, was also present at the show. Impressed by the entire showcase, he went on to praise the hard work and efforts put in by the students. FDDI is an apex organisation which has been playing a pivotal role in facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of footwear, leather, retail and management areas. FDDI has been functioning as an interface between the untapped talent and industry and its global counterparts by fulfilling the demand of skilled manpower with its state of art machines and world-class infrastructure.Overwhelmed with amazement, Arun Kumar Sinha, Managing Director, FDDI, congratulated the students for presenting such stupendous collections. “It was a great show considering the efforts of the students. I can see that many of them are quite professional. I loved the way they presented their ideas. When I came here, I had a notion that everything within this campus revolves around footwear designing. But looking at the versatility and the talent, I feel happy.”Speaking further about his plans to take FDDI to new heights, Sinha said, “There are two things which we are aiming at. Firstly, we are trying to bring more designers to the institute so that our students can learn from the professionals. Secondly, we want to provide better exposure by stepping out of the institute. This would help them get firsthand experience in designing, styling, and management. In the words of Aakriti Choudhry – a student who designed two of the garments for the show (one of which was inspired by the petals of the rose) – FDDI is the best platform for anyone who is enthusiastic about fashion or anything related to this industry. “This college is the perfect place to learn new things. It gave us innumerable opportunities to go places and learn, not just through words and teachings within the four walls of the classroom but through experiences. They also provide us with opportunities to go and attend events like the Amazon fashion week and other fashion events of the sort. Not every person wants to get into core designing like I want to be. The college faculty and the staff help us figure out what are we meant to do. I am really happy to be a part of this college and the event as well. Every designer has put in a lot of effort to make it a success.”
Emiliano Ramos Hernández, president of the Finance Commission defended the charge, which is similar to the one applied in Isla Mujeres, indicating that the municipality require resources, noting that the charge was aimed at tourists, not local citizens.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The decision, says deputy Fernando Zelaya, was made after objections by the ferry companies who claimed the collection of the fee was unconstitutional, a claim later confirmed by deputy Jesus Zetina Tejero. He explained that Cozumel will only be able to charge the new Right to Sanitation fee through hotels, however, non-residents crossing to Isla Mujeres will still be charged the crossing fee. Cozumel, Q.R. — The announcement of an additional 16 peso fee to non-residents to use the ferry service from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel will not be applied. The ruling was announced by local deputies of the Finance and Municipal Affairs Commission, for which they say, Cozumel will only charge this Right to Sanitation fee in hotels, the same as in other municipalities. Zelaya noted that while Isla Mujeres tourists cross because they already have hotel reservations or a package purchased, in the case of Cozumel, visitors to the island are those who have arrived in Riviera Maya and are attracted to the island. He says they just decide to go and are more fickle toward an additional charge. The new fee, which was supposed to take effect January 1, has not been approved for the Playa del Carmen-Cozumel ferry crossing.
On Wednesday, Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, shared that it has found a bug in its decade old software that it has using for flagging suspicious transactions. This news came out just a day ahead of the bank’s annual shareholders meeting held on May 23. According to a Deutsche Bank spokesman the faulty software was one of the many anti-financial crime systems that the bank uses. The glitch happened because two of 121 parameters in the software were not defined accurately. It was detected when employees from the bank’s anti-financial crime unit started working on improving the bank’s internal processes last year. In a statement the bank said, “Deutsche Bank is working on correcting the error as quickly as possible and is in close contact with the regulators.” This news has further dealt a major blow to the bank’s reputation as it is already facing several accusations regarding its involvement in money laundering. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that during 2016-2017, the bank’s executives were informed by its anti-laundering-specialists about several suspicious transactions. These transactions, which also involved Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, were first flagged by a computer system. Despite these reports, the bank refused to take any action. “Compliance staff members who then reviewed the transactions prepared so-called suspicious activity reports that they believed should be sent to a unit of the Treasury Department that polices financial crimes. But executives at Deutsche Bank, which has lent billions of dollars to the Trump and Kushner companies, rejected their employees’ advice,” wrote The New York Times in its report. Following these news, the bank’s share price reached a new record low on Thursday morning and needless to say, this left its shareholders unimpressed. At the bank’s Annual General Meeting, Christian Sewing, the Deutsche Bank chief executive, faced discontent of the shareholders regarding the bank’s top management. He has now promised to improve the bank’s internal controls and is planning to “make tough cutbacks” to reverse the damages. Addressing the investors, Sewing said, “We will accelerate transformation by rigorously focusing our bank on profitable and growing businesses which are particularly relevant to our clients.” Read the full story on The New York Times. Read Next Lloyds Bank’s online services which were down due to DNSSEC issues have been restored! Wells Fargo’s online and mobile banking operations suffer a major outage Apple’s March Event: Apple changes gears to services, is now your bank, news source, gaming zone, and TV
Top Stories Comments Share Police say other passengers on the ferry from Scotland reported seeing a baby with the woman, but after interviewing her family, they now believe she had no child with her.The search lasted 18 hours and involved a police helicopter and several vessels.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates DUBLIN (AP) – Police in Northern Ireland say they have ended an overnight search of Belfast Lough after a woman’s claim that her baby fell from a ferry into the water proved to be false.The story that a 37-year-old woman and her infant plunged together into the harbor _ but only the mother was rescued _ made headlines Thursday across Britain and Ireland.But police said officers have concluded the woman fell alone. She spent 15 minutes in the water and was treated for hypothermia in a Belfast hospital. Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 5 treatments for adult scoliosis
Voters made their way to voting stations in the Acaciavale area yesterday (Wednesday) to make their mark.Short queues were the order of the day at ML Sultan Primary School, as the majority of people were registered to vote elsewhere in the area.Other voting stations were busy, with long lines of voters happily anticipating their chance to make a difference in the leadership of the country.After the voting, people showed their marked thumbs at Wimpy to qualify for a free cup of coffee with family and friends.Now it’s a matter of waiting until all the votes are tallied to see the overall outcome.Preliminary results point to a convincing ANC victory, with the DA in a distant second. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires FILE – In this March 2, 2019, file photo, Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, in Indianapolis. Harry is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) “I’ve met with them twice,” Harry said on Wednesday. “I actually had, I went into the facility on the local day and I had a private workout. The workout went extremely well. I think I surprised a lot of the higher-ups in the organization. So I’m pretty confident going into draft day.Related LinksASU’s Edwards: N’Keal Harry’s NFL Draft comp is Dez BryantA look at all the reported NFL Draft visits for ASU’s N’Keal HarryBusy weekend for Harry capped off by visit with family ahead of NFL DraftFitzgerald: Cardinals say ASU’s Harry reminded them of Anquan Boldin“Obviously my main goal is to be a first-round pick, to be a first-day pick. But if, for whatever reason, I do end up slipping to the second round, I don’t see myself slipping past 33. So if I do slip out the first round, I would be excited to be an Arizona Cardinal, and that’s where I would see myself going if I didn’t get picked on day one.”When asked if he was guaranteed he’d be selected at 33, Harry declined to go that far.“I can’t really say too much, but you know, just from the workout I had … I feel like I really turned some heads in the organization,” he said. “In my opinion, I think there’s no way I fall past 33.”When asked to clarify if his comments were based on conversation he had with the team, Harry answered in the affirmative.“Correct, “he said. “And just because I know what I did during the private workout. I know the kind of performance I put on. And I’m from Arizona. Honestly, I’m about 95% sure if I’m there at 33 and they’re still at that pick, they’re going to pick me up.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry is one of the more intriguing pass-catching prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, which gets underway on Thursday.But fans of the Arizona Cardinals might put extra stock in Harry, whom they watched play three seasons for the Sun Devils as a first-team All-Pac-12 selection and record almost 3,000 receiving yards in three seasons.If Harry is there when the Cardinals pick at No. 33, they may get to keep watching the Chandler High School product make big plays in the Valley. At least that’s what the man himself told Burns & Gambo on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo On Monday, current Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said he also heard that Harry’s workout with the Cardinals went well.“I love the young man,” Fitzgerald said. “I heard he had a fantastic workout on Saturday. He looked explosive, I heard somebody in the building say they reminded him a lot of Anquan Boldin with how strong he is to the catch and the way he is able to run routes and his physical presence he brings.“I followed him since he was in high school, I followed him obviously in college and have admired him from a distance. Wherever he lands he’s going to be a great attribute to whatever organization he ends up falling in the hands of.”Based on what some draft pundits have offered, Harry could be selected right around where the Cardinals happen to possess their second-round pick. General manager Steve Keim, if he were to take Harry at No. 33, would be picking an Arizona-grown wide receiver in the second round for the second year in a row. Last year, he took Saguaro High School product Christian Kirk.“N’Keal is a big man who can do a lot of different things for you,” Keim said last week. “One thing that excites me about him is his ability to run after the catch. For a big, long athlete, he’s got unique skills after the catch, as well as tracking and adjusting to the football down the field.” Top Stories
by Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 16, 2018 12:01 pm PDT Last Updated Feb 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Hedley performs during the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday, June 19, 2016. The broad backlash against pop-rockers Hedley has been swift and stunning in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that emerged online. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Five things to know about Hedley in the wake of misconduct allegations TORONTO – The broad backlash against pop-rockers Hedley has been swift and stunning in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that emerged online.The band has said the claims are unsubstantiated but the group acknowledges that they have “engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock ‘n’ roll cliches.”Once considered Canadian music darlings, the quartet of Jacob Hoggard, Dave Rosin, Tommy Mac and Jay Benison are now weathering intense scrutiny into their off-stage antics.Here are five things to know about the band:1. They had a “bad boy” image from the startThe band rose to fame after the “Canadian Idol” appearance by frontman Hoggard, who parlayed outrageous performances on the CTV reality show into a chart-topping music career with his rambunctious pop-punk bandmates. Red carpet appearances routinely involved suggestive comments or bleeped expletives and their personas seemed to cater directly to their substantial teen following, many of them female.2. “Canadian Idol”For many the band is still synonymous with this CTV reality smash, thanks in large part to the indelible images Hoggard ingrained as the breakout star of its sophomore season. There was the time Hoggard wore a shiny electric blue unitard to belt David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” and he gave host Ben Mulroney a wet willy in the ear following his take on Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown.” Then there was his eager willingness to bend over and pretend to pick up something off the floor while wearing skin-tight pants. The audience shrieked approval every time.3. TV darlingsWith their exuberant frontman and his over-the top personality, it didn’t take long for Hedley to become a music video favourite and staple booking on Canadian TV awards shows. The band had been a mainstay on broadcasts including the MuchMusic Video Awards and the Junos — he even hosted the show in 2015. The tattooed, eyeliner-adorned and lip-pierced Hoggard could always be counted on to push broadcast standards with a pair of short-shorts or an obscene gesture.4. Before the fameThe band began in Abbotsford, B.C., in 2003 and originally consisted of Hoggard with Kevin Giesbrecht, Kevin Heeres, Ryan Federau and Brandon McKay. The band broke up shortly after Hoggard’s “Idol” run, only to reform with all-new members, save for Hoggard.5. “Cageless”The band is currently in the midst of a cross-Canada tour in support of their latest album “Cageless.” It extends through March 23, when it wraps in Kelowna, B.C. Halifax-based band Neon Dreams said Friday it is dropping out as an opener, while Shawn Hook has decided to stay on the tour as a supporting act.
Economist Thomas Courchene wins $50K Donner Prize for best policy book Thomas Courchene is congratulated by Governor General Romeo LeBlanc after being invested into the Order of Canada in Ottawa Wednesday April 14, 1999. Courchene has won the $50,000 Donner Prize for best Canadian public policy book for a second time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Hanson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 1, 2019 10:23 pm PDT TORONTO — Economist Thomas Courchene has won the $50,000 Donner Prize for best Canadian public policy book for a second time.Courchene took home the honour Wednesday night at a gala in Toronto for “Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens: From First Contact to Canada 150 and Beyond” (McGill-Queen’s University Press).Jurors hailed the book as “a masterful work on one of the most important themes of our country’s public policy history.”Courchene, a professor emeritus at Queen’s University, also won the inaugural Donner Prize in 1998.The other nominated titles, which each received $7,500, were:– “Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change” by Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak (Global Warming Policy Foundation)– “Basic Income for Canadians: The Key to a Healthier, Happier and More Secure Life for All” by Evelyn L. Forget (James Lorimer & Company Ltd.)– “Excessive Force: Toronto’s Fight to Reform City Policing” by Alok Mukherjee with Tim Harper (Douglas & McIntyre)– “University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate and Dissent on Campus” by Peter MacKinnon (University of Toronto Press)The Canadian Press
Talking abstractly about new strategies, a Plan B or the notion of a two-state solution for Cyprus secures neither the conditions for peace, nor the well-being of Greek Cypriots, President Nicos Anastasiades said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian New Agency on Saturday.The interview was conducted in the run-up to the first round of elections on January 28, and the president was asked to comment on a statement made to Phileleftheros newspaper in November, where he said: “It is necessary to have an honest discussion with the political powers, so we can see what ‘plan B’ is.”Regarding ‘plan B’ and asked about a ‘two-state’ solution with the return of some territory to the Greek Cypriot side, Anastasiades said: “This is simply and answer to all those who refer to a plan B, new strategies, and an unspecified repositioning of the Cyprus problem, without making clear what they mean, or if they mean anything. Talking abstractly about other plans and solutions, secures neither conditions for peace, nor the Greek Cypriots, or the functioning of the state.”He said his objective, as it was with all of his predecessors was a bizonal bicommunal federation (BBF).“For there to be a Cyprus solution, it is necessary to have the positive cooperation and contribution of Turkey. At Crans-Montana we did not settle, not because of Mr Akinci’s stance, or due to our relationship, but due to the negative stance Ankara had on the crucial issue of security and guarantees,” he said.Commenting on the elections and the polls, which have shown him to be in the lead, Anastasiades said that there are “no easy elections” and he has not been swayed by his position in the lead.Regarding criticism from the political opposition that he denied a meeting with the five permanent UN Security Council members, Anastasiades said that he has no reason to reject an International Conference on Cyprus with the participation on the five permanent members of the Security Council. “Quite the opposite, I am making every effort, with the objective being that through the participation of the five permanent members of the Security Council, there will be such an influence on Ankara, that they will understand that a solution to the Cyprus problem will be to the benefit of the Cypriot people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, and to Turkey as well.”Asked why he didn’t move forward on negotiating a demarcation with Greece on an exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the President said that Cyprus has to demarcate its EEZ with three neighbouring countries, Turkey, Syria, and Greece. He added that Turkey and Syria were “not in a position today, to negotiate the EEZ with the Republic of Cyprus.” Regarding Greece, he said that the two countries were in close cooperation and working together.Regarding the ‘haircut’ in 2013 and a statement from the former Eurogroup President, Jeroen Djisselbloem that Cyprus proposed the haircut, Anastasiades said that it was an agreement made between the former government and the troika. He added that his government had proposed a one-off tax on deposits, which corresponded to bank interest of between 18 and 22 months, but this had been rejected by parliament, he said. The president said a week later MPs turned around accepted the haircut, which was far worse.You May LikeFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy CC Debt Are In For Big SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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