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BG OKs annexation of Cedars golf course

first_imgThe term “fore!” will soon be shouted by errant drivers in Battle Ground, a prospect city officials and a local business owner are excited about.After a near miss earlier this year, Cedars on Salmon Creek owner Gordy Jolma received the requisite approval from the Battle Ground City Council to have his 18-hole Brush Prairie golf course annexed into the city.Jolma’s push to move his course into Battle Ground succeeded after he and the Saunders family, who formerly owned the course, submitted a plan that removed Brush Prairie neighbors whose opposition torpedoed an earlier annexation attempt.The Battle Ground City Council voted 6-1 to annex the golf course during Monday’s council meeting. Councilman Paul Zandamela was the lone dissenting voice.The golf course will officially become part of Battle Ground on Dec. 21, said Robert Maul, the city’s community development director.The annexation means the golf course and other petitioners will be served by Battle Ground police and go to the city of Battle Ground for building permits. Fire coverage is currently being negotiated, Maul said.last_img read more

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Oil Industry Officials Speak Out Against Bill To Increase Production Tax

first_imgOfficials from Exxon-Mobil, ConocoPhillips, and the Alaska Oil and Gas Association spoke to the House Resources Committee, on Monday, urging them that charging them another $225 million dollars per year in taxes could stall the recent increase in industry investment. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-oil-production-tax.mp3VmJennifer-on-oil-production-tax.mp300:00RPd Kara Moriarty, president of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association: “This will negatively impact industry, it does increase the cost of the minimum production tax from 4 to 7 percent. It would be the third straight year of increasing oil and production taxes in Alaska, which does not help improve the investment climate reputation that Alaska is suffering from right now. When you increase taxes you increase costs, and when you increase costs you reduce your competitiveness. It does not help companies to go lobby for their Alaska projects vs projects around the national or global portfolio.”  In 2017, the legislature eliminated tax credits to oil companies, which amounted to roughly $200 million dollars per year. This prompted companies like BlueCrest Energy to seek funding elsewhere in order to continue production in Alaska. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The House has introduced a bill that proposes a $225 million production tax increase, and oil industry officials say it could harm production in the state. Benjamin Johnson, president of BlueCrest Energy: “Alaska has the reputation of trying to squeeze the oil industry any way it can.” HB 288 aimes to increase the minimum tax on oil production from its current 4 percent to 7 percent, but only on state leases north of the Arctic Circle.last_img read more

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Rohit Sharma unfollows Anushka Sharma Virat Kohli on Instagram amid rumour of

first_imgAnushka Sharma and Rohit Sharma.Getty / Edited via FotorIndia’s star opening batsman Rohit Sharma has unfollowed Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli’s wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, on social media platform Instagram, igniting rumours of a rift between Kohli and Sharma. The 32-year-old batsman had unfollowed Virat Kohli some days before and the rumours of their rift have been taking rounds after the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Both the players have not talked about any issues between them but there are rumours that there have been two groups within the Indian team. One group is supporting Virat and another group is on Rohit’s side. The rumours also claimed that the team selection also depends on these two groups. If a player is not on the good books of Kohli then he does not get a chance in the playing eleven, reports had suggested. But according to the Indian team management, the players are quite annoyed with the rumours as they claimed that there are no such issues within the team. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s friendship goes a long way. ReutersMany of the players were also annoyed with coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun and they wanted them out. A few of the senior players were not at all happy with one of the cricketers breaking the family clause. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has recently stated that the players have to come and inform them about the problem, and then the matter will be taken into consideration.But Rohit’s unfollowing of Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Instagram has raised eyebrows in recent times. Virat Kohli and the India team.ReutersAll these rumours came out into the open after the Men in Blue crashed out of the World Cup facing defeat at the hands of New Zealand by 18 runs. After restricting the Kiwis to 239 runs India had half of their job done in the first part of the match. But India lost early wickets when they came out to bat and their middle-order succumbed to pressure and got out cheaply. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja showed some resilience and took the Men in Blue closer to the target but they failed to script another great victory.last_img read more

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Low quality Chinese batteries slowing down Indias EV push

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:04Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:04?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close An electric car is being charged in a Paris street, France, September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe WojazerNarendra Modi-led BJP government’s push for a transition to electric vehicles (EV) is facing a major issue of low-quality battery packs, which are being dumped by the Chinese manufacturer, in Indian market at a penny’s cost.As the Chinese government has now stopped the subsidies to low output batteries and now subsidising battery makers to move up the value chain, the former is being shipped to India. Financial daily, Mint reported that China manufactured low-quality solar modules were also sold in the Indian market at a dirt-cheap price.One of the officials close to India’s EV programme said, “Battery technology is changing today. This has resulted in the Chinese second-tier battery manufacturers dumping their batteries here, that are not being bought there. They are not finding a market there because China is moving up the EV value chain. This has been brought to our notice by some of the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).” FlickrNotably, the development has come against the backdrop of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a corpus of ₹10,000 crore in March under India’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles or FAME 2 scheme-to expand commercial vehicle fleet. The official further added, “China has been providing subsidies to EVs since 2010. They earlier used to have e-scooters with small batteries of short range and with 25km per hour speed. They have stopped the subsidies on those low-technology EVs. They only provide subsidy now to high-range, high-density batteries and to EVs with a longer range. Every year, they are leveraging the subsidy to go up the technology value chain.”As per media reports earlier this year, some of the local manufacturers were buying poor quality Chinese modules to cost pressures and timelines. The practice had become so prevalent among local manufactures that NDA government introduced stricter legislation for solar equipment, and ordered all substandard equipment destroyed. India has an ambitious plan of transition from internal combustion engines (ICE) to EVs and in order to give a push to local battery manufacturing, it is under the process of a plan to build Tesla-style Giga factories. First hybrid car from Maruti Suzuki-Toyota collaboration to roll out in 3 years: Key points The centre is mulling to offer incentives including concessional financing options, friendly tax regimes, and a suitable basic customs duty safeguard to develop domestic battery manufacturing ecosystem. China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) and BYD Co. Ltd are the major companies that have plans to build large factories to make lithium-ion batteries. The company has proposed an initial investment of around Rs 50,000 crores.last_img read more

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Likee to complete 2 years of successful journey in India

first_imgLike appFondly embraced by B-Town celebrities such as Sonakshi Sinha, Disha Patani and more, Likee is one of the most widely used short video sharing apps by Singapore based BIGO Technology. Launched in 2017 in India, Likee has topped various app store charts time and again to become one of the most popular mobile apps in India across platforms. Today, Likee mobile app completes its two-year journey in the India market with an overwhelming response from the talented youth in the Indian market.”Likee platform has been created with a special purpose to enable people from around the world to showcase their unique talents creatively. India’s youth adds a unique flavour and vibrancy to our platform which aligns perfectly with the vision of the firm and hence every millstone achieved in India is extremely important for us and calls for celebrations,” said Aaron WEI, vice-president, BIGO Technology. He further added that “We officially launched operations in the Indian market in 2017 and we are extremely happy to see how the talented youth of India is leveraging our platform to gain global popularity.”Likee is celebrating this milestone along with its Indian user by creating a month-long virtual event – Likee 2 Year Anniversary. The event gives the participants a chance to earn wish points by performing certain activities detailed in the information section of the in-app event, and exchange those wish points with the limited number of gifts on a first-come, first-serve basis.From LIKE to Likee – A journey worth celebrating!Likee is a globally popular short video creation and sharing app that allows everyone to easily shoot amazing videos. Within a short period of their launch in India, it became popular among the youth – who leveraged the platform positively to showcase their skills. Time and again Likee took steps to strengthen its presence, reach to masses in India and also foster the unique talent in India. The app was made available in different Indian languages (Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, etc) and various talent hunts and other virtual competitions were held to engage with Indian youth. Likee’s constant endeavor to innovate and make the platform more valuable for the Indian youth also earned them the ‘Most Innovative Start-Up App’ award at the 9th India Digital Awards 2018 by IAMAI (Internet & Mobile Association of India).In June 2019, BIGO Technology rebranded LIKE to Likee implying to become more of who you are. The rebranding helped Likee to amplify its presence and mass following in India. It also encouraged and reminded the talented youth in India to be more and to go extra when it comes to combining their skills with 1000+ special effect features on the platform.To attract more talent on its platform, Likee also on-boarded popular celebrities such as RJ Naved, Shakti Mohan, Sahil Khan, Mayanti Langer, Zakir Khan, and more in the past one year. The mobile app continues to be the users’ choice app in India and in their journey ahead Likee aims to contribute to the talent pool of India in more than one way.About LikeeLikee (formerly LIKE Video) is a global short video creation platform with diverse content where youngsters can create amazing and inspiring videos. Created by BIGO Technology Pte. Ltd, a developer of video editing, video broadcast and VoIP-related products used around the world.Founded in Singapore in the year 2014, BIGO is one of the fastest-growing Internet companies worldwide. Focusing on technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, BIGO is one of the major companies globally in the field of development and publishing of apps. BIGO owns BIGO LIVE – a leading global live-streaming app, Likee – a global short video creation platform, IMO – a global video communication app, and other social apps. In the first quarter of 2019, BIGO clocked over 400 million total average monthly active users on its various social apps.last_img read more

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Sudan protestors step up calls for civilian rule

first_imgSudanese Christians from the Nuba Mountains gather at the protest sight near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on 14 April. Photo: AFPSudanese protestors vowed Friday to chase out the country’s new army rulers, as a military council appealed for foreign economic aid ahead of an “important announcement” by its chief.”We want your donations, as we have some economic issues,” the head of the military council’s political committee, lieutenant general Omar Zain al-Abdin, told Arab and African diplomats in a televised meeting.He denied that Thursday’s ousting of iron-fisted ruler Omar al-Bashir after months of protests was a military coup, vowing there would be a civilian government.”The role of the military council is to protect the security and stability of the country,” Abdin said.”This is not a military coup, but taking the side of the people.”Tens of thousands of people again swelled the crowds outside the army headquarters on Friday, demanding the military make way for a civilian government.Many were preparing to defy a night-time curfew for the second time.The head of Sudan’s new ruling military council, General Awad Ibn Ouf, sworn in late Thursday, was also to deliver a speech to the nation “soon”, state television said.The demonstrations against Bashir’s 30-year rule first erupted in December, triggered by a tripling of the bread prices in one of the world’s most impoverished countries.Thousands of men and women, dressed in white, again braved the searing Sudanese heat on Friday to offer prayers outside the sprawling army complex which has become a focus point of the protests since Saturday.The imam leading the prayers was draped in the Sudanese flag.Hussein Mohamed, an elderly man from Omdurman, said he was attending the protest for the first time in response to a call to hold Friday prayers there.”It is too, too hot but I’m impressed by what our young men and women are doing here,” he said. “I’ll surely come again.”Transition may be shorterBashir, who took charge in the northeast African country in a 1989 military coup, remained in custody Friday, but Abdin said the council would never extradite him or any other Sudanese citizen.The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued two arrest warrants against Bashir for suspected genocide and war crimes.The military council had announced a two-year transition period, but Sudan’s UN envoy told the Security Council in New York that this could be shortened “depending on developments on the ground and agreements between stakeholders”.Abdin said the council would “open dialogue with political parties” and that there “will be a civilian government and we will not intervene in its composition”.Protesters have defied repeated deadly attempts by riot police and the feared intelligence services to crush their movement.But when Bashir’s overthrow was finally announced on Thursday in an address to the nation by Ibn Ouf, it was met not with joy but anger.Protest leaders dismissed the transitional military council as the “same old faces” from a regime which led the country into multiple conflicts, worsening poverty and ever-widening social inequality.Thursday’s announcement meant “we have not achieved anything”, said one protester, who gave his name only as Adel.”We will not stop our revolution. We are calling for the regime to step down, not only Bashir.”Analysts said Bashir’s overthrow in a “palace coup” made the transition to democracy in Sudan a more distant prospect.”Ironically, the prospects for democratic transition may be more remote than when Bashir was in power, as there’s no centre of power with which to negotiate,” said Alex de Waal, a Sudan specialist at Tufts University.”The power struggle within the security cabal that took power yesterday is just beginning,” de Waal said.”Bashir had kept their rivalries and ambitions in check; his removal brings in its wake an unregulated uncertainty.”Calls for restraintProtesters at the sit-in said their quarrel was with the commanders who had led the coup, not the rank and file.”This is now our square. We have taken it and won’t leave until victory is achieved,” said one protester who gave his name as Abu Obeida.”We broke the curfew. We will continue doing it until we have a civilian transitional government.”Multiple world powers have made calls for a peaceful transition.Washington urged the military council “to exercise restraint and to allow space for civilian participation within the government”.The European Union urged the army to carry out a “swift” handover to civilian rule.Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that a two-year transition overseen by the military “is not the answer.””We need to see a swift move to an inclusive, representative, civilian leadership,” Hunt said.The African Union however decried Bashir’s military overthrow, saying it was “not the appropriate response to the challenges facing Sudan and the aspirations of its people”.last_img read more

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FEMA Explains How Recovery Centers Are Helping

first_img Share Houston Public Media talked with Peter Herrick, spokesperson for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), to dispel rumors about everything from centers closing, to the area running out of federal funds, to even concerns over immigration status of applicants.In this part of the conversation we explore where centers are located, which one you should go to, and if they collect immigration information:Video 2 addresses how you can use your FEMA grant money, and how they can help you get additional help and services: Video 3 looks at the impact other disasters have on our local funding, and how funding is determined:For more information visit disasterassistance.govlast_img

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Star Wars Battlefront 3 was 99 complete before it was canned

first_imgThe Star Wars Battlefront games were arguably the best Star Wars games ever created. Even so, Free Radical Design, the team behind the equally as loved Timesplitters series, had to can Battlefront 3 due to lack of funds and then the studio closed down itself.Back in July an hours worth of pre-alpha footage was leaked which showed rather buggy gameplay. One question that was never answered though was how close were they to finishing the game before it was cancelled? The co-founder of Free Radical, Steve Ellis, has revealed the game was 99% complete and all they needed to do to finish it was fix bugs.Ellis described the title as ambitious, saying that gamers could go from battling on the ground to jumping into a ship and flying into space to dock into a capital ship and then continuing the battle from there. Free Radical had achieved a lot on the project — they had built new tech and overcome many technical problems.The developers had a tough time after Haze got a very poor reception, which seemed to cause people lose faith in Free Radical. Project manager for Free Radical at the time, Martin Wakeley, said LucasArts became “more distant” and they started to “fear the worst”. Free Radical also mentioned earlier this week that they struggled to get a publishing deal for Timesplitters 4 too.This news will likely annoy many Battlefront fans, as it sounds as if it wouldn’t have taken much effort to finish it. Many will be asking why another company didn’t take on the project. It sounds as if everyone lost faith in Free Radical after Haze, which seems a bit harsh, every games company releases a poor game every so often. Either way, it’s sad that Battlefront 3 never saw the light of day.More at NowGamer, via VG247last_img read more

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Highresolution observations uncover detailed structure of blazars jet

first_imgUsing Russia’s Spektr-R space telescope (also known as RadioAstron), astronomers have conducted high-resolution observations of the blazar S5 0716+71. The results of these observations, presented in a paper published February 12 on the arXiv pre-print server, provide insights into the structure of the blazar’s jet. More information: E. V. Kravchenko et al. The jet of S5 0716+71 at μas scales with RadioAstron. arXiv:1902.04369 [astro-ph.GA]. arxiv.org/abs/1902.04369 Citation: High-resolution observations uncover detailed structure of blazar’s jet (2019, February 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-high-resolution-uncover-blazar-jet.html Explore further © 2019 Science X Network Luminous gamma-ray flare detected from the blazar DA 193 (uv)-coverage (left) and polarimetric RadioAstron image of 0716+714 (right) made on January 3-4, 2015 at 22 GHz, using uniform weighting. Credit: Kravchenko et al., 2019. Blazars, classified as members of a larger group of active galaxies that host active galactic nuclei (AGN), are powerful sources of emission across the electromagnetic spectrum from radio to very high-energy gamma frequencies. Their characteristic features are relativistic jets pointed almost exactly toward the Earth.In general, blazars are perceived by astronomers as high-energy engines serving as natural laboratories to study particle acceleration, relativistic plasma processes, magnetic field dynamics and black hole physics. Therefore, high-resolution observations of blazars and their jets in different wavelengths could be essential for improving the understanding of these phenomena. BL Lacertae objects (BL Lacs) are a type of blazar showcasing lower-power jets and higher Doppler factors than other blazars. S5 0716+71 is one of BL Lacs known for its extreme variability across the electromagnetic spectrum, including the so-called intraday variability (IDV). While the IDV phenomenon still baffles scientists, there is evidence that it is being produced by processes intrinsic to the relativistic jet. S5 0716+71 is currently one of the best candidates for having an intrinsic origin of the observed IDV. Hence, a team of astronomers led by Evgeniya V. Kravchenko of Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute, Russia, decided to use Spektr-R to investigate S5 0716+71’s jet structure at the finest angular resolution and to investigate the origin of its IDV.”Here, we report on RadioAstron observations of the BL Lac object S5 0716+71, performed in a framework of the AGN Polarization and Survey Key Science Programs at 22 GHz during 2012-2018. We obtained the highest angular resolution image of the source to date, at 57×24 μas,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.Spektr-R’s 10-m radio telescope (SRT), with angular resolution of about 7.0 microarcseconds (μas) at 1.3 cm, allowed Kravchenko’s team to find essential information about S5 0716+71, especially regarding the structure of its jet.The observations revealed a complex bent structure in the central 100 μas core region, consisting of an unresolved core and two nearby components, designated C1 and C2, located at approximately 41 μas and 58 μas from the core respectively. The size of the core was estimated to be not greater than 60 μas, while C1 and C2 have sizes of around 32 and 19 μas respectively.According to the paper, S5 0716+71’s jet initially extends towards the south-east, at a position angle of 153 degrees, followed by a sharp bending of about 95 degrees towards the north-east. The jet maintains that direction for about one milliarcsecond (mas) until another sharp bend towards the north-west is observed on the images provided by SRT.The researchers detected linear polarization in the core and jet areas at the projected baselines up to about 5.6 Earth diameters. They also obtained the observed brightness temperatures in the rest frame of the source, which turned out to be greater than 22 trillion K for the core, at a level of about 699 billion K for C1, and around 1.2 trillion for C2.In concluding remarks, the astronomers underlined that in the case of S5 0716+71 the intrinsic processes in jet can explain its variability on the time scales of a days to week. They added that their study confirms Spektr-R’s powerful capabilities to investigate relativistic jets in the vicinity of central black holes. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Woman 2 children go missing as overloaded boat topples in Domkal

first_imgKolkata: A woman along with her two children have gone missing after a boat capsized in Bhairav River at Domkal in Murshidabad district on Thursday night. The disaster management team carried out a search operation throughout Friday but were unable to trace anybody.According to police sources, a boat with more than 50 passengers onboard had just left from Garibpur Ghat for its destination at Uttar Garibpur on the other side of the river, when the incident took place. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAs the site of the accident was not too far from the river bank, a number of passengers managed to swim to the shore while seven were rescued by the quick response team from the state Disaster Management department.The missing woman Jahura Bibi and her two children are residents of Kalyanpur village under Domkal police station area.Initially, there were apprehensions of a dozen people going missing after the mishap, but sources in the district administration informed that the number of people who could not be traced was three. Preliminary investigations by the police have revealed that the boat was overloaded with passengers, which resulted in the mishap. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The boatman was requesting the passengers repeatedly to wait for the next boat and not to overload it. But most of the passengers insisted and said that they were already getting late. The boatman started off and after going a little distance, the boat toppled,” said Amit Ukil, who is undergoing treatment at Domkal Mahakuma Hospital after falling from the boat.Apart from carrying passengers beyond the intake capacity, the boat was also ferrying a number of motorcycles and bicycles. “This further made the boat excessively heavy and it sank being unable to bear the load,” a senior official in the district administration said.”We had given strict instructions that the boats should not ferry passengers beyond their capacity. But the direction was not adhered to,” a senior police official said, adding that a thorough probe is being conducted.last_img read more

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Gus Kenworthy and Robbie Rogers discuss being out in new sports documentary

first_imgMuch of the trailer focuses on what it’s like to be part of a world where you don’t always feel like you belong.Rogers, who recently retired from professional soccer, discusses the lack of gay icons in sports.When loneliness leads to pain‘No one that I knew in my small town was gay,’ Kenworthy says in the trailer. ‘No one that was in free-skiing was gay.’Megan Rapinoe, a well-known soccer player who has competed in both the Olympics and Women’s World Cup, believes more people would be out if it weren’t for the rampant homophobia in sports.This environment, however, can lead to a lot more than staying in the closet. Winter Olympics 2018: Fox News pulls column complaining about gay and black athletesEmbarrassing number of gay and ethnic minorities at OlympicsGay Olympian Gus Kenworthy: Anti-LGBT VP Mike Pence is ‘bad fit’ to lead Winter Olympics delegationRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gus-kenworthy-robbie-rogers-sports-documentary/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘It was a don’t ask, don’t tell environment,’ explains basketball player Layana White. ‘It just put you further in the closet. As an athlete, you work your whole entire life for this scholarship. I felt like the only option was to just take my life.’White did attempt suicide. She then sued Pepperdine University along with another player, Haley Videckis, because of harassment due to their sexual orientation.Another athlete, Ryan O’Callaghan, a former football player who played for the Patriots, reveals his plan was always to kill himself after he finished his career.Both White and O’Callaghan, as well as more athletes, share their experiences in the new documentary.Alone in the Game, from Audience Network and AT&T, arrives on 28 June.Need support? LGBTI helplines for those in crisis or seeking advice GAYSTARNEWS- There has long been a push and pull between the LGBTI and sports communities. Figures like Gus Kenworthy and Robbie Rogers, who are both openly gay professional athletes, discuss this dynamic in a brand new documentary, Alone in the Game.The film, from director David L. McFarland, explores the prejudices and stereotypes of the sports world in regards to gay players.last_img read more

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On location Cabo San Lucas welcomes the stylish Riu Palace Baja California

first_img CABO SAN LUCAS — With two popular family resorts already established in Cabo San Lucas, RIU Hotels & Resorts has another winner on its hands in this Mexico destination with the just-opened adults-only Riu Palace Baja California.The all-inclusive five-star resort officially opened its doors on Dec. 1 and is the Spanish hotelier’s 20th property in Mexico. A decidedly different décor style, Riu Palace Baja California features a calming palette of neutrals, familiar amenities and restaurants beloved by guests and focuses on the view of the Sea of Cortez. Travelweek got to check out the new resort as part of a four-night press trip hosted by RIU Hotels & Resorts and Sunwing.“We wanted to have all the places that (guests) spend most of their time at the oceanfront,” explained Joachim Schonfeldt, SVP Sales & Business Development for RIU Hotels & Resorts. “This hotel is a new design concept, having the majority of restaurants and bars with views of the sea.”Lower PoolSchonfeldt explained Cabo San Lucas is a growing market for RIU. “There is an increasing demand from the Canadian market to come to Cabo San Lucas, especially in winter.” Sunwing Vacations, an exclusive partner with RIU Hotels & Resorts, has also invested in Cabo San Lucas this season, now offering direct flights from 11 Canadian cities to San Jose del Cabo International Airport. This month, two new direct flights debuted, on Dec. 15 from Ottawa (YOW) and on Dec. 20 from Kelowna (YLW) for the winter season. Andrew Dawson, Sunwing President of Tour Operations, has said that RIU Hotels & Resorts properties are consistently a popular choice with Sunwing clientele “and we are certain that this latest addition to their line up in Los Cabos will be well received.” Sunwing currently offers flights to eight Mexican cities.LobbyLocated adjacent to the Riu Sante Fe and the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, the 602-room Riu Palace Baja California has embraced a contemporary and sleek style. According to General Manager Cesar Mastache, this new property is focused on the sophisticated guest. “Many guests, especially those between 30 and 50 years old, don’t want to be in a busy environment on their holiday. At this hotel, they can have their quiet retreat and easily access entertainment, like the Riu pool parties, next door at Riu Santa Fe.”The open-air lobby features low-slung furniture and many natural textures like stone, wood and wicker, which is found throughout the hotel’s public and private spaces. With a reception on one side, the other side features a small gift shop and the Gold Lounge, a quiet place for guests to relax, as well as a business centre.New RoomsSpacious and sleek rooms, including 82 with sea views, feature a variety of standard amenities such as 24-hour room service, complimentary mini bar and spirits dispenser, complimentary Wifi, walk-in showers and depending on room category, free-standing soaker tubs. The four-storey resort has a courtyard in its centre and all the social areas have sea views, from the bars, theatre, gym, restaurants and pools along with direct access to Playa Medano. Guests can participate in the RiuFit program, a daily program of fitness options such as beach volleyball and aquafit, challenges for using the gym and healthy dining options at restaurants. Popular coffee and patisserie shop Capuchino, Daiquiri Bar and Gold Bar feature shady seating areas and a sunny open-air terrace overlooking the beach, a favourite hangout for guests pre- and post-pool time.Taj Mahal RestaurantAll restaurants are located on the lower level with direct access to the pools and beach; the resort’s main buffet Promenade offers dining all day while a la carte dining options at Guacamole, Taj Mahal, Krystal, Yu Hi and Sofia are available for the evening and don’t require reservations. Pepe’s Foods offers grilled items and Mexican snacks for those hanging at the two infinity pools. while Tropicana and Sunset swim-up bars are popular for fresh-made cocktails all day. The hotel’s theatre offers a nightly program of live music and dance while guests can also access the options at Riu Santa Fe, with its Splash Water World water park, Pacha Nightclub and the newly-launched Riu Pool Party. The four times weekly DJ-driven pool foam parties are reminiscent of the Mallorca and Ibiza party scene with themes like the White Party with 70s, 80s and 90s tunes and the Pink Party with the best of trip hop, hip hop and funky house. On location: Cabo San Lucas welcomes the stylish Riu Palace Baja California Tags: RIU Hotels & Resorts About Latest Posts Waheeda HarrisA traveller from a young age, Travelweek contributor Waheeda Harris is pop culture obsessed, loves spicy food and is happy to wander around our planet with her camera in hand. Latest posts by Waheeda Harris (see all) Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Edge stars of JetSet3 fam – April 23, 2019 Unleash the power of cross-company digital transformation to revolutionize your CX – February 8, 2019 On location: Cabo San Lucas welcomes the stylish Riu Palace Baja California – December 20, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Waheeda Harris Thursday, December 20, 2018 Posted bylast_img read more

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Costa Ricas stone spheres close to making World Heritage list

first_imgThe International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) issued a report recommending the inclusion of Costa Rica’s pre-Columbian spheres of Diquís on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, President Laura Chinchilla said on Tuesday.The technical recommendation boosts the spheres’ chance of making the list when finalists are announced during the next session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting from June 15-25 in Doha, Qatar.“UNESCO’s decisions have never differed from ICOMOS recommendations. It is a good sign that brings us closer to the goal,” Chinchilla said.Costa Rica in 2012 submitted the nomination of the stone spheres handcrafted by the Boruca indigenous people between 400-1500 B.C. Experts believe that the spheres had astronomical, social and artistic purposes.Some 200 spheres ranging in size from 7 centimeters to 2.5 meters in diameter and between a few kilograms to over 15 tons have been found at 45 archaeological sites in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific.The spheres were placed in open areas, in front of principal residences or in special locations. Because of their number, sizes, finishes and contexts, the spheres are considered unique.Culture Minister Manuel Obregón said that UNESCO’s approval would help Costa Rica’s nominations planned for Liberia’s Old Town in the province of Guanacaste and the Caribbean Cultural Corridor in Limón. Facebook Comments Related posts:Mysterious stone spheres granted UNESCO World Heritage status Spanish mega-star, haunted houses, and other happenings around Costa Rica PHOTOS: Grinding out the blues over the weekend, Barrio Amón ‘felt like New Orleans’ PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Paradelast_img read more

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first_imgAnantara Vacation Club Launches Partnership with Thai AirwaysAnantara Vacation Club, Asia’s leading luxury shared vacation ownership concept for discerning travellers, is pleased to present its Diamond, Platinum and Royal Club Points Owners with the opportunity to convert their points into Thai Airways’ Royal Orchid Plus Miles. With a 1-to-5 conversion rate, the new partnership makes it easier than ever for Club Points Owners to fly to Anantara Vacation Club resorts throughout Asia and beyond.“We are delighted to offer the benefits of this partnership to our Club Points Owners,” said Maurizio Bisicky, Chief Commercial Officer. “Thai Airways easily connects our resorts to the rest of the world with service to dozens of destinations throughout Thailand, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.”Anantara Vacation Club Diamond, Platinum and Royal Club Points Owners now have the option to convert their Club Points into Royal Orchid Plus Miles. Club Points Owners will receive 5,000 Royal Orchid Plus Miles for every 1,000 Anantara Vacation Club Points converted. There is a USD 50 conversion fee; and converted points will be available for use eight weeks after the conversion.Formed in 1988, Thai Airways is Thailand’s flagship carrier with corporate headquarters in Bangkok. Thai Airways is based at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok, offering service to 84 destinations in 37 countries throughout Thailand, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  Thai Airways is a founding member of Star Alliance; and co-owns low-cost carrier Nok Air and regional carrier Thai Smile.Source = Anantara Vacation Clublast_img read more

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nodes taken out for them to test whether or not the cancer had spread The pigmentation from my thumb had travelled so it was dark but none of the malignant cells had travelled yet "Literally everything weve caught weve caught it on the cusp of it going to the rest of my body – the timing has just been everything "Because it had started to travel the only option left was amputation but this time I was much more prepared for that news "I wasnt scared going in for the amputation surgery – I was more nervous as Im not a big fan of needles and stuff" Now she must wait for the results from her most recent surgery and if given the all-clear she will be monitored for the next five years including having regular blood tests and scansCredit: Caters"Theres not enough research to say what the survival rate is or what the likelihood of it coming back is because – we just dont know much about it" Courtney said "Ive just cried every time its been brought up "The location of the cancer in my thumb is 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