Norman Lears Life Of Meaning

first_imgAn interview with television producer Norman Lear appeared on TED earlier this year.In it Lear speaks about how he discovered what he calls “the foolishness of the human condition” and how it led him through his outstanding television programming career.One of the reasons his shows of decades past were so popular is because they gave a voice to underrepresented segments of society of the time. Those people were his audience ‒ think: All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, The Jeffersons ‒ and the shows had a profound influence on many. Lear cites one young man who learned from watching George Jefferson on The Jeffersons that it was actually possible for a black man to write a cheque.Although the sitcoms’ stereotypical Jewish mother was based on his own mother, his childhood history was not a happy one. His mother is described as someone for whom Lear was never good enough. It was also during his childhood that he learned that there were people in the world that hated him because he was born to Jewish parents. These things, along with an absentee father, Lear believes were influential in his later years during his search for a voice that would be listened to.But the most important seed was planted on the day that nine-year-old Lear was crying while his father was being carted off to jail and another man put’s his hand on Lear’s shoulder and said, “You’re the man of the house now, and men of the house don’t cry.”“I think that was the moment,” says Lear, “that I began to understand the foolishness of the human condition,” which became the springboard to his soaring career, giving voices to those who had none.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

Darryl DMC McDaniels Serves As Grand Marshall For NAMIWalks NYC

first_imgThe National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) recently celebrated their 11th annual NAMIWalks NYC.Darryl McDaniels at NAMIWalks NYCThe event took place at the South Street Seaport Promenade in Lower Manhattan. Hip Hop Legend and mental health advocate Darryl “DMC” McDaniels served as grand marshal and kicked off the walk with special remarks about dealing with mental illness in his own life.“Through generous corporate support and our devoted teams and walkers, I’m happy to report that we met our goal of $550,000 from NAMIWalks NYC this year,” said Nathan Romano, president of the board of directors, NAMI-NYC Metro. “With the encouraging words of Darryl McDaniels’ own personal story with mental illness, it was a great day in the fight against stigma towards mental illness.”New York’s largest mental health event hosted more than 2,000 people who turned out despite the wind and rain and traveled over the Brooklyn Bridge and back to the Seaport Promenade and ended the day with a wellness fair which included activities such as free massages, basic health screenings, give-a-ways, and more.NAMIWalks NYC celebrates recovery from mental illness and helps raise funds to combat stigma and promote awareness. Funds raised from NAMIWalks NYC will allow NAMI-NYC Metro to provide no-cost support and education to thousands of New Yorkers next year including four signature, multi-week education courses, bi-monthly public education events with leading experts, and more than 20 support groups for people living with mental health and for families and friends caring for an impacted loved one.last_img read more

ACTRA Toronto hires Victoria Shen Special Advisor

first_imgAdvertisement Toronto – Following ACTRA Toronto’s call for an industry wide conversation on preventing and dealing with sexual harassment, ACTRA Toronto has hired Victoria Shen as a Special Advisor to review our policies, practices, education and training materials on harassment and human rights issues.Victoria is a lawyer with extensive experience in human rights, including sexual harassment and disability related issues.  She was formerly at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and co-chair of the Section 21 Film and Television Health and Safety Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the CMPA, she was counsel and manager at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, where she represented applicants before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). She has worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General – Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and UFCW Local175 and 633. Her litigation experience includes labour arbitrations, applications before the HRTO, and appeals on WSIB, EI, and CPPD. She is a former board member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, and President of the Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto Chapter.“ACTRA Toronto is thrilled to have Victoria’s experience and advice as we look internally at our own policies and practices, listen to stories of performers who have been harassed, and work with our industry partners to ensure our workplaces in the screen-based industry here in Ontario can be safe from harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence,“ said Theresa Tova, President of ACTRA Toronto. Login/Register With: Facebook About ACTRA TorontoACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 22,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

CANADIAN MPS CONDEMN NETFLIX FOR USING LACMEGANTIC IMAGES IN BIRD BOX

first_imgAdvertisement Canadian members of Parliament have passed a unanimous motion condemning Netflix for using images of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster in fictional dramas and demanding financial compensation for the Quebec community for using the tragic images without consent. (Netflix) Advertisement Netflix has apologized, saying it was not aware of the source of the footage, and has agreed to take steps to avoid using it in future productions.But the company has refused to remove the images from Bird Box, a disaster movie released late last year.That’s something NDP MP Pierre Nantel, who introduced the House of Commons motion this week, says he cannot accept.“We know people are going to go and watch this film, and again these real images will be used,” he said. “For people in Lac-Megantic, they saw images of their own downtown burning, and could imagine their own family members in it.”He noted the movie was produced by Netflix and exists almost exclusively online — so it’s not a case of a production company trying to recall movies widely distributed to cinemas or to consumers on DVDs.“It’s online, it’s their own and it’s an image that is easy to switch out.”Netflix refused comment Wednesday, pointing only to a letter the company sent last week to Roy in response to her concerns. In it, the company’s public-policy director Corie Wright says while Netflix “understands that many feel frustration and sadness at seeing images of this tragic event,” the company cannot make changes to “finished content.”As for the demand from the House of Commons that Netflix pay compensation to the community of Lac-Megantic for using the rail disaster for entertainment purposes, the company had no comment.Netflix has been a lightning rod of discontent in Quebec ever since it agreed to invest $500 million over five years in Canada as part of the federal government’s cultural policy, which included a promise to set up a Canadian production facility.Netflix committed to spend $25 million to develop French-language content, but the lack of a contractual obligation to produce and stream it came under heavy scrutiny in Quebec, where former federal culture minister Melanie Joly and her plan were pilloried and dismissed as naive. Joly has since been shuffled to Tourism, Official Languages and la Francophonie.Nantel says he does not want to conflate the taxation and Canadian content concerns involving Netflix and other streaming services with this specific issue, but he did point out that if a traditional Canadian broadcaster had used Lac-Megantic footage in a similar way, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council could be called on to intervene.“Like Ms. Roy said, you cannot leave your broadcasting system to be some sort of wild west where everybody is doing whatever they want,” Nantel said.By Teresa Wright | The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster there in fictional dramas, Canada’s members of Parliament have agreed unanimously.The motion they passed is non-binding, an expression of sentiment and not a law. But it’s a stern rebuke from Canada’s Parliament aimed at the online streaming giant, after footage from the rail explosion that killed 47 people in the Quebec town was used in the hit movie Bird Box and the series Travelers.MPs are demanding that Netflix remove all images of the Lac-Megantic tragedy from its fiction catalogue — a plea that has also been made by Quebec’s culture minister Nathalie Roy and Lac-Megantic Mayor Julie Morin. Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

Indian navy has rescued more than 192 people in cyclonehit Mozambique

first_imgNew Delhi: As part of its relief operations in cyclone-hit Mozambique, the Indian Navy has rescued more than 192 people and provided assistance to 1,381 people in medical camps set up by it, a statement said.Cyclone Idai made landfall in East and Southern Africa around March 15 causing widespread destruction and loss of human lives in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.In response to a request from Mozambique, India immediately diverted three naval ships to the port city of Beira, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USOver the last several days, the three ships, INS Sujata, ICGS Sarathi and INS Shardul, are undertaking Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief in coordination with local authorities and the High Commission of India, Maputo.”As of now, the Indian naval crew has rescued more than 192 people. Medical assistance has been provided to 1,381 persons in medical camps set up by the Indian Navy,” the statement said.India’s Chetak helicopter undertook several sorties to facilitate aerial survey by disaster management officials of Mozambique to rescue people in coordination with local authorities and for dropping food and water packets in the cyclone-affected areas.To sustain relief operations, another ship INS MAGAR, suitably loaded with relief materials is being sent to Mozambique, the MEA said.The Indian Navy was the first responder in the evolving humanitarian crises in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. Assistance is also being sent to Zimbabwe and Malawi, two other countries hit by the cyclone, it said.last_img read more

Benkirane Appears in Before Truth Commission

Rabat – Morocco’s appointed Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane has appeared in front of the Truth CommissionWednesday to discuss Morocco’s Pension Fund, at the Board of Advisors Headquarters in Rabat, according to Moroccan news outlet AlYouam 24, which went on to say that Benkirane answered all the question the commission had for him. Benkirane’s appearance came after that of Head of the Supreme Council of Accounts, Driss Jettou, had already appeared in front of the commission.Benkirane cancelled his attendance to the National Award for Electronic Management ceremony, which was organized on Wednesday at the Foreign and Corporations headquarters, so that he could appear in front of the commission.Over the course of this year, the issue of the CMR and pension system reform has caused an uproar among Moroccans.  Only a few days after the Justice and Development Party (PJD) won the October 7th election, winning 125 seats out of the 395 representative seats, Benkirane was quoted as saying he “was expecting to lose the elections due to the previous government’s decision to reform the pension system.” In 2013, Benkirane declared that, “Morocco’s pension systems are at stake. No one wants to reach a situation like in Greece […] Of course we will negotiate with unions, but raising the retirement age is an obligation to avoid a collapse disaster.” read more

Merck 1Q Earnings Snapshot

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) _ Merck & Co. (MRK) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.92 billion.The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of $1.12 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.22 per share.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.05 per share.The pharmaceutical company posted revenue of $10.82 billion in the period.Merck expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.67 to $4.79 per share, with revenue in the range of $43.9 billion to $45.1 billion.Merck shares have risen almost 1% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased 17%. The stock has climbed 29% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on MRK at https://www.zacks.com/ap/MRKThe Associated Press read more

New details in Sullivan murder case

Hamilton police released surveillance video, Wednesday, in the hopes it will help them catch a killer in a two year old murder investigation.July 29th, 2013, someone driving a pick-up truck chased and hit 51-year-old Michael Sullivan while he rode his bike down Barton Street.Police say they know who did it but they need more witnesses to come forward, before they can make an arrest.Sullivan was in a coma for 10 weeks before he died of his head injuries.While the truck was found, police have had trouble locating the driver.The person registered wasn’t the current owner and several people had access to the vehicle.They’re offering a 50-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.Police describe the driver as a man in his 20s with tanned or olive skin and short dark hair.Police say they believe Sullivan was the wrong target.His death is Hamilton’s only unsolved murder from 2013. read more

Carney plays down impact of possible interest rate hikes on consumers housing

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2012 7:29 pm MDT Carney plays down impact of possible interest rate hikes on consumers, housing OTTAWA – Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is playing down the impact of any interest rate hikes he may be planning.Speaking to a Senate finance committee Wednesday, Carney went to lengths to suggest any rate changes would be modest, given the fragile nature of the global and Canadian economies.The bank governor was put to the test by a question that suggested his warnings, and that of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, about rising rates were causing consumers to rethink purchases.Last week, the Bank of Canada hinted it was preparing to hike its trendsetting overnight rate from one per cent for the first time since September 2010.“Monetary policy is exceptionally accommodative in Canada, it has been for some time,” he responded.“I wouldn’t characterize the possibility … that it may become necessary that some of the considerable policy stimulus in Canada may need to be withdrawn … as hitting the consumer with a two-by-four,” he added, repeating a description used by Ottawa-area Senator Mac Herb.Carney was testifying before a parliamentary committee for the second straight day after the release of the central bank’s latest forecast for the economy, calling for growth of 2.4 per cent in 2012 and 2013.The nearly two-hour testimony covered a wide range of topics, including the challenges facing business given the changing dynamics of the global economy and the state of the Canadian labour market.As he did in a much-quoted speech in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., earlier this month, Carney warned Canadian businesses will need to undergo a major transformation as they gear their operations to fast-growing emerging markets in Asia and South America.The exploitation of natural resources will play an increasingly important role in the economy, he said, but that doesn’t necessarily mean hollowing out Canada’s manufacturing hub. He noted that one-twelfth of manufacturing input for the Alberta oil sands comes from Ontario.Firms will need to become more competitive, he said, and governments can play a role by demanding better performance when they hand out procurement contracts.Carney said Canadian businesses have proved flexible in the past.“There will be adjustment no doubt,” he said.“(But) even with the losses of jobs in manufacturing we have seen over the course of the decade, there has been net job creation in the country — 80 per cent have been private sector and the vast majority have been in jobs that pay higher than manufacturing.”On the current employment climate in Canada, Carney said while there are pockets of skilled labour shortages in the west and other regions, overall there remains “considerable slack” in the Canadian job market.Governments, he said, can help by offering training and removing the barriers to prevent unemployed workers from moving to where the jobs are. read more

Schneider Electric recognised by exida for cybersecurity compliance

first_imgSchneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has been certified by exida, a globally recognised ISO 17065 accredited Certification Body in cybersecurity, for compliance with its Security Development Lifecycle certification based on IEC 62443-4-1.exida’s first industry certificate for SDL applies to Schneider Electric’s Process Automation business product development centres in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Worthing, UK, and Hyderabad, India. It is based on international cybersecurity standards and was developed to accelerate industry-wide cybersecurity improvement for industrial automation and control systems (IACS).“The exida SDL certification demonstrates Schneider Electric’s commitment to setting industry benchmarks when it comes to secure industrial automation and control systems,” said William Goble, PhD, exida Managing Director. “They have a strong, industry-leading product development process to begin with and take a very serious view of every cybersecurity issue. They built upon that reputation to meet exida’s certification requirements and have strengthened the process that already helps them avoid and counter vulnerabilities.”Cybersecurity is fundamental to Schneider Electric’s principles of helping its customers achieve more with fewer resources in a more connected world. “As IT and OT converge, more technology is connecting with more technology; more people are connecting with more technology; more people are connecting with more people. All this connectivity is driving an influx of data that is both beneficial and overwhelming,” said said Raja Macha, Vice President, research and development for Schneider Electric’s Process Automation business. “We can help customers take advantage of all this connectivity—what we call the IIoT—as well as make sense of all that data, but it all has to be secured first. That’s why we address safety and cybersecurity concerns head on. Not only are our offers ‘secure by design,’ meaning security is inherent to our system design and delivery, but our stronger cybersecurity services complement the protections already designed into our products, targeting people, competencies and processes to ensure there are no gaps.”The new exida certification applies to Schneider Electric’s Foxboro Evo process control system and Foxboro SCADA systems. Additionally, the three certified sites demonstrate that Schneider Electric uses a product development lifecycle that considers cybersecurity in every phase, part of an institutionalised commitment to securing industrial automation and control systems.last_img read more

Remember the 24 No More campaign Hospitals still arent complying say IMO

first_imgUP TO A third of hospitals are to be sanctioned for not doing enough to tackle long working hours for junior doctors according to the Irish Medical Organisation.Under agreements made between unions and the HSE to halt strike action, it was agreed that hospitals would be financially penalised if they did not implement the European Working Time Directive as required.The IMO has said today that they have met with health service management and the “joint national verification group” to review progress on compliance. Some progress has been made they say, but some hospitlas are doing more than others.“It is positive that some progress has been made in tackling the dangerously long working shifts that put patients and doctors at risk,” said the IMO’s Eric Young.However, it is a cause for concern that up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress on this issue and financial sanctions will now be applied to the budget of these hospitals. It is essential that these hospitals redouble their efforts and remove these unsafe working hours from our hospitals without any further delay.Much of the disagreement about last October’s dispute focused on how these penalties would be implemented, with the HSE resistant to direct financial sanctions.It was agreed that part of a hospital’s budget would withheld subject to checks on their progress in changing their practices.The IMO says that some other hospitals who are not being penalised are still not fully compliant but have met sufficient progress to avoid any sanction this month. However, unless progress continues to be made “these hospitals may also face sanctions in subsequent months”.“Up to 10 hospitals will be compliant when they manage to fill empty vacancies which are indicative of the shortage of doctors in the Irish health system,” the IMO concludes.Read: HSE set to sanction hospitals in breach of junior doctor working hours directive >Read: Junior doctors vote in favour of proposals to end 24-hour shifts >last_img read more

The Pebble Smartskin for iPad Boosts Your iPad Battery

first_imgThere are plenty of cases that protect your iPad when you travel, but not all of them keep the battery charged at the same time. The Pebble Smartskin for iPad from Veho, however, gives you a soft rubberized case and a 6000mAh battery pack all in one package that attaches to your iPad when you need a little extra juice but you don’t want to risk scratching or damaging it. The Pebble Smartskin’s rubber backing slides on the top and the bottom and leaves all of the ports on the iPad free to use except for the Dock Connector, where the battery pack plugs in. The screen protector rests on the screen while you slide the two sides of the case onto the top and bottom, and the Smartskin even comes with a neoprene pouch to carry it all in when you have the case on. The whole package will cost you $89.95 retail price, and is available now at select retailers.last_img read more

Insanely cool stopmotion animation made with a blanket and a few thousand

first_imgIf you are in the mood for some cool stop-motion video then this is your lucky day. In what has to be one of the most labor- intensive videos we’ve featured in a long time, thousands of coins were rearranged thousands of times in order to create the video above. The simulated movement of the coins on a black background look just like an old-school black-and-white video game, at least until they turn into Super Mario Bros. and then faux 3D.The video, which was made by flyingpickles^NinjaMoped, works really well despite the limitations of their chosen materials. An excellent chiptune soundtrack doesn’t hurt either.Bonus: watch until the end for a look behind the scenes at how the video was made. The secret to the accuracy of their coin placement turns out to be a projector shining blue and green squares, which they turn off before taking the frame that goes into the video.via boing-boinglast_img read more

Explosive device thrown into US embassy grounds in Kiev

first_img 14 Comments Explosive device thrown into US embassy grounds in Kiev The strike caused no casualties. Image: Sergei Chuzavkov/PA Images Ukraine’s foreign ministry condemned the incident, saying it could have “harmed the life and health of the diplomatic mission staff”.“Law enforcement agencies are taking all measures to investigate the crime, and additional measures are being taken to ensure the security of the diplomatic mission”, ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter.Ukraine has been roiled by crisis since mass protesters begun in 2013 that eventually ousted a Moscow-backed leader and pitched the country into a mammoth tug-of-war between Russia and the West.The Kremlin responded by seizing Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and backing a pro-Moscow rebellion that spiraled into a bloody conflict still rumbling on in eastern regions.Read: Isis attack on Iranian parliament that killed 13 ‘unequivocally condemned’ by President HigginsMore: Mother of woman accused of leaking info fears Trump will ‘make an example of her’ 9,644 Views Image: Sergei Chuzavkov/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3433187 Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 1:04 PM Share Tweet Email center_img Jun 8th 2017, 1:04 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article pic.twitter.com/ptVb3SJTsR— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) June 8, 2017 By AFP A SMALL BLAST hit the premises of the US embassy in Kiev overnight causing no casualties after an unknown assailant lobbed an explosive device, Ukrainian police said today.“Investigators found that an unknown person threw an explosive device onto the territory of the diplomatic mission,” the police said in a statement.The US embassy, located in central Kiev, confirmed that an “incident involving a small incendiary device” happened just after midnight but said diplomats were working “as normal” after no damage was caused.“At this time, we do not consider this incident a terrorist act,” the embassy wrote on Twitter. Short URL Source: U.S. Embassy Kyiv/Twitterlast_img read more

Negotiations continue in Evergreen, Battle Ground, Washougal

first_imgThe chips are falling in most teacher salary negotiations around Clark County, but a few — and notable — districts remain at the picket lines.Teachers remain on strike in Evergreen, Battle Ground and Washougal, continuing to delay classes for tens of thousands of Clark County students. Districts and their unions across Washington are at odds over the additional money allocated by two years of McCleary legislation. The Legislature allocated $7.3 billion over four years toward basic education during the 2017 session, then put another $1 billion toward teacher salaries this year.The district and teachers union were not negotiating Tuesday because the state-appointed mediator was in Centralia, Evergreen Education Association President Bill Beville said. Both sides plan to return to the bargaining table Wednesday.“We’re just taking it day by day with what we know in front of us and working through it,” district spokeswoman Gail Spolar said. “I know it’s frustrating for families. It’s frustrating for the staff, it’s frustrating for anyone working and connected with the districts.”After a period of not posting information to the district’s website on the advice of the state mediator, the district is again posting its latest contract proposals online. The latest proposal from the district would start teachers at $51,288, which includes five days of professional development, topping out for the most experienced teachers at $98,279. The following year, that range would increase to $52,263 to $100,090.Battle Ground Public Schools continued bargaining on Tuesday. Linda Peterson, president of the Battle Ground Education Association, said bargaining teams met until after 11 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and negotiators were ready to do so again.last_img read more

Gerrard hits out at Moore

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has criticized West Brom manager Darren Moore for his public praise of James Tavernier.Gerrard insists he wants Tavernier to remain at the Ibrox despite a late interest in his services for Sky Bet Championship side West Brom.The defender was the subject of a transfer bid from West Brom earlier this week but the Scottish side have rejected the offer after club manager Steven Gerrard had a chat with the player.Tavernier was named as Rangers captain by Gerrard upon his appointment as new head coach back in June and his performance against Maribor in the first-leg of their UEFA Europa League qualifier proves the decision was the right one.“James was fantastic for us tonight,” Gerrard said, according to Daily Record.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Good players get attention from other clubs all the time but I didn’t like the attention he got from Darren Moore 24 hours before a huge game for us.”“I spoke to him (Moore) about it. James knows how I feel about his footballing abilities. It was a big decision to make him club captain and I know how much he relishes the opportunity.”“I want him to stay here with us for as long as I’m here.”Gers were without Declan John and Josh Windass for the game against Maribor after both players joined Swansea and Wigan Athletic respectively.Rangers take a 3-1 advantage into the second-leg next week with the club knowing a draw would see them advance to the next stage.last_img read more

Recovering Bodies Of Alaska Climbers Could Be Months Away

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two experienced climbers who are presumed dead on a southeast Alaska mountain likely won’t be recovered for months. The agency said earlier this week that George “Ryan” Johnson of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia are presumed dead. The men were reported overdue on March 7 from a climbing trip to Mendenhall Towers, a seven-peaked mountain not far from Alaska’s capital city. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says summer is the soonest authorities could launch a recovery effort, though that depends on snow and ice conditions and the risk to crew members.center_img Troopers say an anchor rope was seen at the top of an ice chute and two ropes matching the description of gear carried by the men were seen in a crevasse.last_img read more

South Georgia Spends Week Celebrating ADC Honor

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Last week was “South Georgia Loves Moody” week as local leaders held a series of events to showcase the community’s support and appreciation for Moody AFB. The special week was organized to celebrate South Georgia being named to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities (GADC). At the week’s kickoff event, attended by more than 100 community members, ADC Past President Mike Cooper presented the GADC flag to Rep. Austin Scott (R) and officials from the South Georgia Military Affairs Council, the city of Valdosta, Cook and Lowndes counties, Moody and others. Several community members were honored for their leadership and support of service members and their families stationed at Moody, reported the Valdosta Daily Times. In a video message, Sen. David Perdue (R) said being added to GADC’s 2018 class “is a tremendous honor, it’s a prestigious honor and one that you should be extremely proud of.”Over the course of the week, the following events were held:Pray for Moody DaySouth Georgia Loves Moody Kids DayFly Your Flag for Moody DayRed Carpet for Moody Day — reception hosted by Red Carpet of South Georgia, a community building and service member integration programSouth Georgia Businesses Love Moody DaySouth Georgia is one of five communities that make up the 2018 class of GADC, a program recognizing the unique contributions made by communities that host military installations to improve quality of life for service members and their families.Photo courtesy of the South Georgia Military Affairs Councillast_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Apple reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Post a comment Tech Industry Happy New Year! If the beginning of the year is any indication, 2019 is going to be plenty busy. Apple warned it would miss its own sales forecast because of a slowdown in iPhone sales. German politicians were the targets of a massive hack. And a Chinese rover started making tracks on the far side of the moon. If you missed anything, now’s your chance to catch up. Here’s why your phone is going to get more expensive in 2019 Like you expected it to get cheaper. Sarah Tew/CNET Robots are going to be smarter, cuter and cooler at CES this year And you’re going to have a hard time avoiding them. A pair of Groove X Lovot robots follow their owner. Groove X Here’s how Tesla makes sure its cars can handle snow and ice We pay a visit to the company’s testing facility in Alaska to take a spin in a Model 3. Tesla Alaska Testing Facility Nick Miotke/Roadshow Fighting fake news on social media is getting harder and harder Messaging and ephemeral content pose increasing challenges to Facebook and other social media platforms. FRANCE-INTERNET-COMPANY-STOCKS-FACEBOOK Joel Saget/Getty Images Here’s why Taylor Swift’s Reputation movie on Netflix is worth your time You’ll want to see this flick, even if you saw the show live. Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour - Tokyo Getty Images Google is going to be huge at CES… again Consider this: The search giant has tripled its footprint at the tech show. google-booth-fotos-ces-21 Claudia Cruz/CNET I’m glad the Marvel shows on Netflix are dead Serious superhero fatigue. The Defenders Sarah Shatz/Netflix Here’s what Samsung has in store for 2019 Get ready for foldable phones and 5G. samsung-s9-3 How Star Trek: Discovery’s Spock differs from the original It’s more than the beard. star-trek-image-1 CBS Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All Share your voice 0 Marvel iOS 12 Android Pie Facebook Google Huawei Instagram LG Netflix Samsung Snapchat Tesla Twitter Apple • Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tagslast_img read more

NASA has a ball with Super Bowl tieins

first_img The big game is this weekend! Have you started your grocery list? Don’t worry — we’ve got your queso ingredients right here, just like astronauts might enjoy on the International @Space_Station! #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/Edoj1RjB3q— Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) January 31, 2019 Go Deep! 🏈 The @Space_Station measures 357 feet end-to-end, which is about the same size as the football field that the @Patriots & @RamsNFL are playing on today during the #Superbowl. Discover more about our orbiting laboratory: https://t.co/mj1TGNBeai #SBLIII pic.twitter.com/2IXyo664r7— NASA (@NASA) February 4, 2019 Share your voice Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 Retired NASA astronaut twins Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly appeared in an Amazon Alexa Super Bowl ad. NASA jumped on the opportunity to direct interested NFL fans to more information about the ISS. Sports One of NASA’s most creative Super Bowl tie-ins happened when it posted Hubble Space Telescope images featuring the rival teams’ colors.The Patriots got a supernova, while the Rams got a nebula.  May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot Some #NASA trivia to ponder as you watch the #Superbowl today… The James Webb Space Telescope is so big, a total of 17 of #Webb’s mirrors could fit across a football field, endzone to endzone! #SB53 #JWST pic.twitter.com/d9GOq7d0Ns— NASA Webb Telescope (@NASAWebb) February 4, 2019 • Super Bowl 2019 reading • NASA has a ball with Super Bowl tie-ins The crew living and working aboard the @Space_Station will see the day begin and end TWICE during today’s #SBLIII. Discover even more space and football facts: https://t.co/YXP3zY2bfl pic.twitter.com/sLW23I7vor— NASA (@NASA) February 3, 2019 Super Bowl 2019 Tags Post a comment 0 15 Photos NASA’s Johnson Space Center recruited astronauts Reid Wiseman and Megan McArthur to show us how to make “space queso” using cheese spread, black beans, corn and rehydrated vegetarian chili, just like the International Space Station crew would prepare it. A football floats on the International Space Station. NASA The folks at NASA enjoy football just as much as anyone. They just look at it a little differently. NASA found ways to meld sports and science for Sunday’s Super Bowl 53 game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.For example, NASA shared an eye-opening visualization of the immensity of the International Space Station: It’s roughly the size a football field.  Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar See All The answer is 4,625 footballs! Did you guess right? pic.twitter.com/zWLIlZIM22— NASA Ames (@NASAAmes) February 4, 2019 Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailer We also learned you can fit 4,625 footballs into the NASA Orion crew module, the space agency’s next-gen transportation capsule for astronauts. Fury from afar: NASA sees violent volcanoes from space NASA Space It would take 17 of the under-construction James Webb Space Telescope mirrors to reach across that same field. One aspect of the game that NASA didn’t comment on was the Patriots’ victory. We’ll leave that job up to the Twitter memesters. Any @Patriots fans in the house? Show your @SuperBowl spirit and share this supernova with your teams colors, seen by @NASAHubble. #EverythingWeGot #SBLIII pic.twitter.com/2ZDO2CPpHp— NASA (@NASA) February 4, 2019 While many of us were watching only a TV screen during the game, the ISS crew also witnessed multiple sunrises and sunsets. Think the @RamsNFL will take home the title this #SBLIII?@NASAHubble found a nebula just for you 💫 Share this electrifying image of your teams colors to show some #LARams love! pic.twitter.com/2dx2NUjcTX— NASA (@NASA) February 4, 2019 Just saw the @Space_Station appear during the #SuperBowl? It orbits Earth with a crew living and conducting science in microgravity. Learn more about the @ISS_Research & more underway now: https://t.co/74cLLK9Mk0 pic.twitter.com/fYOr9YpDAP— NASA (@NASA) February 4, 2019last_img read more