Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Oscar voters showered the neo-musical “La La Land” with 14 nominations on Tuesday, a tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most in Academy Award history. But the academy also moved past two #OscarsSoWhite years by honoring six black actors — a record — and including diverse films like “Moonlight,” “Fences” and “Hidden Figures” in the best picture race.[ The list of nominees | Where to stream them | Who got snubbed? ]Nine movies will compete for Hollywood’s top prize, including several box-office hits. Joining “La La Land” and “Moonlight” (eight nominations total), “Fences” (four), and “Hidden Figures” (three) in the best picture race were “Arrival,” a science-fiction thriller; the cops-and-robbers drama “Hell or High Water”; the subtitled tear-jerker “Lion”; “Manchester by the Sea,” about a mournful New England handyman; and “Hacksaw Ridge,” Mel Gibson’s true story of World War II heroism. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – During the early morning hours of July 29, Grande Prairie RCMP conducted a traffic stop as a result of an ongoing investigation.According to the RCMP, as part of the investigation, they were able to locate weapons, illegal drugs and Canadian Currency within the vehicle.The following items were seized as a result of the investigation: 32.74 grams of Methamphetamine13.11 grams of Cocaine1.73 grams of Fentanyl1.5 litres of GHB23 Oxycodone Pills1 loaded shotgunover 200 rounds of ammunitioncell phoneCanadian currencyMichael Jay O’Bee, of Grande Prairie, is facing the following charges:Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 8Unsafe storage of firearmUnauthorized possession of a firearmPossession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorizedPossession of a prohibited weapon with ammo without licencePossession of property obtained by crime less than $5000Possession of firearm/magazine/ammunition in a motor vehicle x 3Possession of Weapon Contrary to an Order x 9Police say O’Bee has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 14, 2019.If you have any information or need to report a crime, you can contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
TORONTO — Aecon Group Inc.’s (TSX:ARE) stock price has soared after the Canadian construction firm confirmed it has engaged BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities to look into a possible sale of the company.“Any transaction would be intended to create shareholder value and enhance the company’s capabilities and growth potential,” Aecon said in a statement.The company made the disclosure after regulators halted its stock because of a spike in its volume and price, but cautioned there is no guarantee that the process will lead to any agreements or a sale.After the stock halt lifted, Aecon’s share price soared $2.90 or 20.2 per cent to close at $17.24 on Friday.Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Benoit Poirier said in a note that the “clearly undervalued” company is an attractive takeover target given its strong balance sheet, solid exposure to Canadian infrastructure opportunities of up to $40 billion, and because it has been without a CEO since November 2016.“In our view, diverse engineering and construction firms could be interested in (Aecon’s) assets given the strong bidding pipeline, especially U.S. contractors,” said Poirier.Raymond James analyst Frederic Bastien said in a note that U.S.-based companies would likely be too focused on their own markets to contemplate a move north, but that some European firms with Canadian experience could be interested.“It would have to be a company that recognizes the potential in Aecon’s infrastructure and nuclear refurbishment activities and sees upside in Canada’s oil, gas and natural resources sectors.”On the timing of the move, Bastien speculated that while the lack of a CEO might have spurred the company’s search, the board had more likely been approached with an offer.Bastien put out an estimated takeover price of about $23.50 per share, while Poirier put the price at about $21 even.Aecon and its predecessors have been involved in landmark construction projects in Canada including the CN Tower, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Vancouver SkyTrain and the Halifax Shipyard.The company has divisions in construction, mining, energy and infrastructure, with headquarters in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.
OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says Canadian travel abroad declined 1.5 per cent to 5.2 million trips in March compared with February, mainly because of fewer day trips south of the border.Overnight travel abroad increased, but fewer same-day car trips to the United States led to an overall decrease.In total, Canadians made 2.6 million overnight trips outside the country in March, up 0.8 per cent from February and the highest monthly total since record-keeping started in 1972.Overnight travel to the United States rose 0.7 per cent from February to 1.8 million trips, but same-day travel dropped by 3.6 per cent, more than offsetting the increase.In the opposite direction, travel to Canada from the United States fell 2.1 per cent to 1.6 million trips, while visits by overseas residents to Canada rose 3.0 per cent to 407,000 trips, the highest level since May 2008.Canadians made 790,000 trips overseas in March, a 1.0 per cent increase from February. Day trips to U.S. dropped in March: StatsCan by The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2012 9:13 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
In particular, through a formal statement released in Tripoli, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said that “the persistence and increasing range of clashes involving heavy weaponry and aerial attacks need to be addressed immediately to ensure the situation does not deteriorate to dangerous levels.“In this regard, UNSMIL calls for ceasing the bloodshed and allowing an opportunity for political efforts to take their course,” it said.The Mission added that the increase in terrorist acts in the eastern region of the country, as well as the continuous targeting of both the military and civilians, constitutes an evident challenge to state authority. That challenge “necessitates an agreement on precise means and mechanisms to counter terrorism within the framework of the state institutions,” with the support of all parties that “shun terrorist practices,” UNSMIL said.The first months of this year witnessed a dramatic increase in violence in Libya, some of the worst since the 2011 uprising that ousted former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, according to the head of UNSMIL, Tarek Mitri, including targeted assassinations, bombings and abductions as well as the wholesale fighting being witnessed now in Benghazi.In today’s statement, UNSMIL called on authorities to take the initiative to respond to this violence, “as it poses a threat to the modern civil state project, to the opportunities for stability, and to Libyan foreign relations, both regional and international.”As the turmoil in Libya continued today, UNSMIL released a statement deploring the assassination of one of the delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), urging that the perpetrators be brought to justice. In a separate statement, UNSMIL condemned the kidnapping of Abu Bakr Mdwar, a Member of the General National Congress, calling for his immediate release.
Senior Christine Fredericks runs in the distance medley relay race Friday Feb. 23, 2018 at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern ReporterOhio State will be racking up plenty of mileage Friday when it sends only its distance runners to the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina.The relays will consist of more than 120 teams, including Division I, II and III teams and several professional athletes. “There are very few opportunities to race quality fields in the 5,000 and 10,000 and the steeplechase,” distance and cross country coach Sara Vergote said. This is Ohio State’s first meet of the season that includes a 10,000-meter race, with 79 women and 114 men competing in that event alone. There are more than 200 people running in the men’s 3,000-meter race.Men’s previewJunior Luke Landis began the season with back-to-back personal-record-breaking performances at the Black and Gold Challenge, finishing in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 14:57.85 and the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:55.69. He will be competing in the 5,000-meter race.Ohio State sophomore Aaron Wood also will compete in the 5,000-meter race, making his collegiate debut after not competing at all as a freshman. Wood will be joined in the event by two teammates, senior Clayton Bowie and senior Jake Mandel.Junior Mitch Leitch is the lone runner in the 10,000-meter race, and it might be his only race for a while. Vergote said the event can be demanding and that it could take Leitch several weeks to fully recover.Women’s previewSophomore Sarah Kanney will be the lone steeplechase runner. Just like with Leitch, Kanney might require some time to recover from the event in order to be fully ready for another event. Even though it is shorter than the 10,000-meter race at just 3,000 meters, Vergote said the added elements of hurdles and water make for a long recovery time.Senior Christine Frederick and junior Claire Wiles will make their respective season debuts in the 10,000-meter race.The meet will begin at 9 a.m. Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina.
1. Find someone who can give you a liftImgur2. Rescue your car from captivity bibipedia.infoGood luck out there!PS: were you looking for actual, helpful ways to get through the strike? This might help…More: 8 people who probably had a worse commute home than you>Your 13 favourite people on public transport> Facebook7. Or just whatever you have to handcompleteall.com8. Learn to share transportAP/Press Association Images9. Buy this bicycleWhich also cuts down fellow commuters. Sunamuna3. Or try to get the old one going againgifsforum.com4. Improvise?Imgur5. Use alternative meansAileen Wallace6. Or alternative transport companies Imgur10. If all else fails, see if the gardaí will give you a rideTadhg O’Mahony11. Or hey – you could just enjoy forgetting about this constant bus issue for a few dayslolchamp.com12. And not having to obey this cruel, irrational instruction13. And try to accept this heartfelt apology from Bus-land
Short URL Dec 9th 2016, 12:06 PM 21 Comments By AFP 7,718 Views Updated 14.50MORE THAN 1,000 RUSSIAN athletes in about 30 sports took part in an “institutional conspiracy” to use banned drugs at the Sochi and London Olympics and other global events, doping investigator Richard McLaren said Friday.McLaren, who has accused Russia of “state-sponsored” cheating, said in his new report that he had confirmed the switching of samples at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and that salt and coffee was used to manipulate samples when checked by international experts.Former Moscow doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov swapped positive urine samples with previously collected clean samples, adding salt and coffee to replicate the consistency of the original samples.McLaren’s second report into doping in Russian sport said “physiologically impossible” levels of salt were found in samples provided by three medal-winning athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.“He (Rodchenkov) altered the clean A samples either by diluting with water, adding salt, sediment or Nescafe granules when needed to match the specific gravity and appearance of the dirty B samples,” McLaren said.In response to the report Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy ahs called for ‘the strongest possible action’ to be taken against Russia. And the statement reiterated Sports Ireland’s call for anti-doping decisions to be taken completely out of the hands of sports governing bodies.“The findings of the final instalment of the McLaren Report reinforce Sport Ireland’s position that the strongest possible action should be taken at an international level against Russia,” sayss Treacy.“Any action or sanction taken should remain in place until such time as Russia can demonstrate that it has addressed all of the issues identified in the report and that robust systems are in place to ensure that events of the recent past will never happen again.“The International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympics Committee and all International Federations have a role to play here and must be relentless in pursuing all of the possible ADRVs by individuals that are implicated in the report. This issue stretches beyond anti-doping – governance across all international sporting organisations needs to be addressed; this needs to happen in order to protect the integrity of sport at the highest level.”Sport Ireland’s director of participation and ethics, Dr Una May, moved to point out some silver linings despite the worrying content of the report.“The report shows how, if given the means and mandate to do so, WADA can protect clean athletes. In that regard WADA must have the capacity to investigate and ensure the prosecution of ADRVs, regardless of sport or country,” says Dr May.“At an international level, it is imperative that NADOs are strong, independent and are adequately resourced to demonstrate that doping in sport is completely unacceptable.“Here in Ireland, Sport Ireland’s Anti-Doping Unit continues to work hard to ensure that sport at all levels is kept clean, and will continue to work closely with WADA, other NADOs and all key stakeholders to protect the integrity of sport both at home and internationally.”- © AFP, 2016The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! http://the42.ie/3129946 Share Tweet Email Although it’s harder to stomach than a bushtucker trial, liking Chelsea might be okayChiefs rookie wide receiver returns punt to score 78-yard touchdown Follow us:
Qualité de service mobile, réseaux , débits : Free Mobile derrière OrangeL’Arcep vient de rendre public son rapport de 176 pages sur la qualité des services globales des opérateurs de l’Hexagone. Cette année, avec l’arrivée de Free Mobile, le rapport était attendu sur certains points : qualité du réseau, couverture, rapidité du débit…Alors quel opérateur s’en sort le mieux ?L’Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes a rendu son rapport (lien non disponible) sur la qualité globale des services des opérateurs français. Cette étude a été motivée par l’arrivée, sur le marché, d’un quatrième opérateur déployant actuellement son réseau 4G : Free Mobile. Pour l’Autorité, il était donc utile et important de faire le point sur les réseaux et services proposés par l’ensemble de ces prestataires.À lire aussiNuméros illimités : 183 millions d’euros d’amende pour Orange et SFRCertaines thématiques, souvent pointées du doigt, méritait en effet d’être enfin précisées. Comme celle de la couverture réseau, par exemple, où l’on retrouve SFR en première position (98,6 %), Orange (98,5 %) et Bouygues Telecom (94,8 %). En plein déploiement de son réseau, Free Mobile serait actuellement à 37,3 %, en adéquation avec les engagements de la firme de Xavier Niel.Face à ce premier constat l’opérateur historique prend sa revanche dans le qualité concernant l’envoi et la réception de SMS, la voix, dans le téléchargement de fichiers ainsi que le partage de données. D’une manière générale, sur les 223 critères de l’étude, Orange est premier ou partage sa première place dans 192 d’entre eux.En seconde place, on retrouve SFR avec 83 première place, puis Bouygues Telecom (54 premières places) et Free Mobile avec 34 places de n°1.Le trublion de la téléphonie mobile, même s’il se place en deuxième position derrière Orange sur le débit moyen des données, n’a pas eu la faveur de ses juges concernant l’envoi de SMS et de MMS, ou la qualité de transmission des données…Mais Free Mobile peut garder espoir, Rome ne s’est pas construit en un jour et sa marge de progression est encore grande.Le 5 décembre 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target What do Mary Poppins’ magic satchel, Hermione Granger’s beaded handbag, and Kingston Digital’s DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB flash drive have in common? They’re all seemingly endless reservoirs of storage.The DataTraveler Ultimate Generation Terabyte (DTUGT) debuted at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in January, promising up to 2TB of storage.That’s up to 70 hours of 4K video (or 531,344 MP3s, 1,792 compressed MP4 movies, or 96 PC games) in your pocket—safe inside a zinc-alloy metal casing.But the tiny treasury comes at a cost: $1,650, to be exact. A 27 percent savings off the list price, that’s still an expensive piece of hardware. The 1TB model comes in at a slightly more reasonable $950.“We are always striving to create new and better storage solutions to meet our customers’ needs especially in an ever-increasing digital world,” Jean Wong, Kingston’s flash business manager, said in a statement.Complete with a five-year warranty with free technical support, the DataTraveler Ultimate GT runs USB 3.1 Gen 1, offering the same plug-and-play capability as any flash drive—with ten times the speed and better power management, according to Kingston’s website.It is compatible with Windows operating systems 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, as well as Mac OS 10.9 and higher, Linux 2.6 and above, and Chrome OS.“Users can push the boundaries of their mobile storage needs and ensure that they have more than enough space to store their video, photos, and files in a small form factor,” Wong said.The company’s customization program also means corporations (or self-indulgent people) can personalize the drives with a specific logo, art, casing, and content.Those who don’t need 2TB of space can opt for Kingston’s DataTraveler R3.0 G2 USB flash drive, featuring blue-and-black rubberized casing and three capacities: 16GB ($20), 32GB ($29), and 64GB ($50). Place orders directly from Kingston, or via Amazon.com. Microsoft won’t be replenishing stock of the 2TB Xbox One S2TB Xbox One S launches August 2 if you’ve got $399 to spend
Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Google+ Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR We mentioned earlier that during Saturday’s WWE live event in Tokyo that Japanese women’s wrestling star Io Shirai came out during the event to officially announce her signing with WWE.WWE issued the following on Saturday, officially confirming Shirai’s signing with the company.WWE announces signing of Japanese sensation Io Shirai at WWE Live Tokyo Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Now Playing Up Next Twitter Kurt Angle Seth Rollins Cesaro Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE has announced that it has signed Io Shirai, one of the most decorated women’s wrestlers in the world, as its newest Superstar.The announcement was made at today’s WWE Live Event at Tokyo’s Ryōgoku Sumo Hall, where Shirai was introduced to members of the WWE Universe as the newest signee to WWE NXT.A ring veteran of more than 10 years, Shirai has accomplished more than virtually anyone in the modern history of Japanese women’s wrestlers. Tokyo Sports, a national daily sports newspaper, named her the country’s top female grappler in each of the past three years.Boasting an exciting and technical in-ring style that combines speed and force, Shirai is renowned for her devastating strikes and suplexes. Nicknamed the “Genius of the Sky,” Shirai also packs a wide arsenal of high-flying moves, including an eye-popping Asai moonsault.Shirai most recently competed with Tokyo-based World Wonder Ring Stardom, the same organization where NXT Superstar and inaugural Mae Young Classic winner Kairi Sane first made her name. A fixture of Stardom, Shirai was a multi-time champion there and enjoyed two reigns with the promotion’s top title, the World of Stardom Championship.Will it be long before the WWE Universe witnesses Shirai’s spectacular ability in a WWE ring?Details on new collections coming to WWE Network in JulyThe following is the content listing for the new collections on Jeff Jarrett and the women’s revolution coming to WWE Network next week.Jeff Jarrett: Ain’t He GreatI Just Loved It (Interview)Jeff Jarrett comments on his family’s legacy in the wrestling business, as well as his early days competing in USWA.USWA 05/06/1990 – Challenging a KingJeff Jarrett and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler go head-to-head in a match for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship.USWA 12/15/1990 – Money on a PoleJeff Jarrett reaches for a monetary reward when he battles the likes of Eddie Gilbert, Bill Dundee, and more in an unusual Battle Royal.USWA 04/15/1991 – What the Doctor OrderedJeff Jarrett takes this battle with Dr. Tom Prichard for the GWF Southern Heavyweight Championship to the streets.WWF 10/28/1992 – A Model CompetitorBefore his days competing as ‘Double J’, Jeff Jarrett made an impression in WWE by battling Rick Martel in this rarely seen contest.Double J, Ha Ha Ha (Interview)Jeff Jarrett recalls the end of wrestling territories, and his eventual arrival in WWE as ‘Double J’.RAW 1993 – Greatness Spelled OutThe WWE Universe is introduced to pure greatness as ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett prepares to make his mark on sports entertainment.Superstars 12/18/1993 – Strutting into WWEIn this debut bout, ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett takes to the ring to go one-on-one with Chris Duffy.King of the Ring 1994 – Sore LoserDouble J illustrates the meaning of sportsmanship when he faces 1-2-3 Kid in the 1994 King of the Ring Tournament.RAW 01/16/1995 – Greatness vs. ExcellenceWith William Shatner in the corner of Bret Hart, ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett is lead by The Roadie into action against The Hitman.A Really Cool Time (Interview)Jeff Jarrett speaks about his reigns as Intercontinental Champion, and recalls what it was like to be part of WWE’s New Generation.Royal Rumble 1995 – Sharper Than a Razor‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett uses some underhanded tactics when he challenges Razor Ramon for the Intercontinental Title.RAW 02/20/1995 – Champions CollideWith the Intercontinental Title around his waist, ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett challenges Diesel for the WWE Championship.04/02/1995 – A Big Apple Warm UpBefore defending his Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania XI, Double J gets into a tussle in Time Square during warmup for the big event.WrestleMania XI – Revenge of The Bad GuyDouble J must avoid the sharp in-ring skills of Razor Ramon when defends the Intercontinental Title against The Bad Guy.Action Zone 05/07/1995 – That Championship SparkIn a match for the vacant Intercontinental Title, ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett faces off against Bob ‘Spark Plugg’ Holly.RAW 05/29/1995 – Trying to Shine in the DarknessFor a chance at qualifying for the 1995 King of the Ring, ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett goes one-on-one with The Undertaker.A Special Night In Nashville (Interview)Jeff Jarrett sits down to discuss the music career of ‘Double J’, as well as his memories of competing against Shawn Michaels.WWF Wrestling Spotlight 07/08/1995 – With My Baby TonightHear how ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett spends his days working hard on the go in this music video for his song ‘With My Baby Tonight’.In Your House 2 – An Unconvincing PerformanceThe self-proclaimed lyrical greatness of ‘Double J’ doesn’t live up to the hype in this performance of his song ‘With My Baby Tonight’.In Your House 2 – Music to the ChinDefending the Intercontinental Title against Shawn Michaels leaves ‘Double J’ Jeff Jarrett singing a different tune.Maybe I Lost My Way (Interview)Jeff Jarrett remembers his initial exit from WWE to WCW, and his subsequent angle involving The Four Horsemen.Nitro 06/09/1997 – The Golden Haired ChampionJeff Jarrett goes for his first major accomplishment in WCW when he challenges Dean Malenko for the WCW U.S. Heavyweight Title.RAW 01/25/1999 – Time for a ChangeThe duo of Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart look for gold by challenging Ken Shamrock and Big Boss Man for the WWE Tag Team Titles.Shotgun Saturday Night 03/20/1999 – Meeting the Future Head OnJeff Jarrett and Owen Hart meet the future on Shotgun Saturday Night in this match against the young duo of The Hardy Boyz.This Is So Easy (Interview)Jeff Jarrett looks back fondly on the late Owen Hart, while reminiscing about their time together as a tag team.RAW 05/31/1999 – Being Great Ain’t EasyJeff Jarrett shows everyone where his head is at when he challenges The Godfather for the Intercontinental Championship.Fully Loaded 1999 – Getting the Edge BackOne day after losing the Intercontinental Title to Edge at a Live Event, Jeff Jarrett looks to reclaim the gold.RAW 07/26/1999 – There’s Something About JarrettJeff Jarrett decides to give Ben Stiller a leg up after taking exception to comments from the world famous actor.SummerSlam 1999 – Double J Doubles DownJeff Jarrett looks to make history by challenging D’Lo Brown for the Intercontinental and European Titles.SmackDown 09/09/1999 – Respecting Your EldersIn a vicious example of disrespect, Jeff Jarrett targets Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young for a controversial attack.Unforgiven 1999 – Upset at UnforgivenJeff Jarrett tries to crush Chyna’s dreams of becoming Intercontinental Champion in this battle for the gold.Good Housekeeping? Hell Yes! (Interview)Jeff Jarrett revisits his matches and controversial rivalry with ‘The Ninth Wonder of the World’ Chyna.No Mercy 1999 – Good HousekeepingChyna makes history when she challenges Jeff Jarrett for the Intercontinental Title in a Good Housekeeping Match.Truly The Chosen One (Interview)Jeff Jarrett remembers his final run in WCW, while giving some rare insight to what brought the defunct company down.Spring Stampede 2000 – The Chosen One TriumphsJeff Jarrett lives up to his moniker by battling Diamond Dallas Page for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Title.Slamboree 2000 – Rumble in a Triple CageJeff Jarrett shows a readiness to rumble by facing DDP and David Arquette for the WCW World Title in a unique steel cage.Nitro 05/15/2000 – Natural RivalsJeff Jarrett is faced with a rare honor when he defends the WCW World Heavyweight Title against Ric Flair.Greed 2001 – Kiss for a RhodesJeff Jarrett partners with Ric Flair to battle the father and son duo of Dusty and Dustin Rhodes under some special stipulations.Shocked By The Call (Interview)Jeff Jarrett reflects on his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and his future in sports entertainment.WWE Hall of Fame 2018 – Strutting into the Hall of FameJeff Jarrett’s career of greatness is immortalized as he struts into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.Women’s Evolution MSG 07/30/1979 – Evolutionary OriginsWitness Fabulous Moolah and Kitty Adams battle Joyce Grable and Vivian St. John in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Tag Team Match.Championship Wrestling 05/05/1984 – Real Golden GirlsPrincess Victoria and Velvet McInytre battle Wendi Richter and Peggy Lee for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.WrestleMania I – Girls Just Wanna Have FunWith Fabulous Moolah in Leilani Kai’s ear, Cyndi Lauper supports Wendi Richter in challenging Kai for the WWE Women’s Title.MSG 11/25/1985 – The Original ScrewjobIn a controversial bout, Fabulous Moolah competes under the mask of Spider Lady to capture the WWE Women’s Championship from Wendi Richter.07/24/1987 – Sherri’s Fabulous OpportunityIn the early stages of her sensational career, Sherri Martel challenges Fabulous Moolah for the WWE Women’s Championship.Royal Rumble 1988 – Glamourous ExplosionJimmy Hart’s Glamour Girls defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against The Jumping Bomb Angels.Prime Time Wrestling 11/08/1988 – A Rockin’ SensationRockin’ Robin takes to the ring to challenge Sensational Sherri for the WWE Women’s Championship.All American Wrestling 12/26/1993 – Blayze of GloryAlundra Blayze and Heidi Lee Morgan clash in the final round of the tournament to crown a new WWE Women’s Champion.SummerSlam 1995 – A Massive AccomplishmentAlundra Blayze puts her reign as WWE Women’s Champion on the line in a match against the massive Bertha Faye.WrestleMania XIV – More than MarvelousSable and ‘Marvelous’ Marc Mero take to the ring to battle Luna and Goldust in a Mixed Tag Team Match.No Mercy 1999 – Chyna Cleans HouseChyna makes history when she challenges Jeff Jarrett for the Intercontinental Title in a Good Housekeeping Match.Survivor Series 2001 – Six Pack StratusfactionTrish Stratus looks to seize a golden opportunity by competing in a Six-Pack Challenge for the Women’s Championship.Survivor Series 2002 – Taking It to the StreetVictoria and Trish Stratus prove to be deadly on the streets in this Hardcore Match for the WWE Women’s Title.RAW 06/30/2003 – A Golden DebutGail Kim makes an incredible impact on the WWE Universe by making her in-ring debut in a Battle Royal for the WWE Women’s Title.RAW 11/24/2003 – Caged HeatFor the first time ever, two women battle within the confines of a Steel Cage as Lita goes one-on-one with Victoria.WrestleMania XX – Hairy StipulationsMolly Holly puts her hair on the line when challenging Victoria for the coveted WWE Women’s Championship.SmackDown 05/06/2004 – Jacqueline Makes HistoryA historic match becomes an instant classic after Jacqueline challenges Chavo Guerrero for the Cruiserweight Championship.RAW 12/06/2004 – The Main EventHistory is made when Lita and Trish Stratus battle for the Women’s Championship in the main event of Monday Night RAW!WrestleMania 22 – The Inmate Runs the AsylumMickie James looks to take her place in history by challenging Trish Stratus for the WWE Women’s Championship.OVW 12/23/2006 – Rising PhoenixLong before the Women’s Revolution, Beth Phoenix and Katie Lea defied convention in this epic Ladder Match for the OVW Women’s Championship.FCW 02/14/2010 – The Queen of FCWFlorida Championship Wrestling sees AJ Lee and Serena battle for the right to be called the ‘Queen of FCW’.SmackDown 05/14/2010 – Cool Hand LaylaLayla carves her name into history when Beth Phoenix defends the WWE Women’s Championship against both members of LayCool.Superstars 10/14/2010 – What’s Your Favorite Match?Relive a “stone cold” classic in this battle between Alicia Fox and Melina to see who really is tough enough.TLC 2010 – Bringing Hart to the TableBeth Phoenix partners with Natalya to take on the duo known as LayCool in a Tag Team Tables Match.Survivor Series 2011 – The Glamazon’s TriumphBeth Phoenix puts the Divas Championship on the line against Eve Torres in a Lumberjill Match.Money in the Bank 2013 07/14/2013 – Crazy in ChargeTwo old friends make bitter rivals when AJ Lee defends the Divas Championship against Kaitlyn.NXT 07/24/2013 – A Paige Out of HistoryEmma and Paige face each other for the honor of becoming the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion.NXT TakeOver 05/29/2014 – Family TiesIn his daughter’s corner, Ric Flair encourages Charlotte while she battles Natalya with her uncle, Bret Hart, by her side.SummerSlam 2014 – Ambition, Revenge, and BetrayalSibling rivalry causes problems for Brie Bella when she takes to the ring for revenge on Stephanie McMahon.NXT TakeOver: Rival 02/11/2015 – Four for the GoldThe Four Horsewomen of NXT battle each other in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the NXT Women’s Championship.RAW 02/23/2015 – Give Divas a ChanceBefore the Women’s Evolution took off, The Bella Twins battled Paige and Emma in effort to earn respect for the Divas Division.NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 08/22/2015 – Silencing the CriticsBayley looks to silence her critics by challenging Sasha Banks for the NXT Women’s Championship in this classic.WrestleMania 32 – The Revolution Steals the ShowBecky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Charlotte shed their ‘divas’ image by battling for the reborn WWE Women’s Championship.Hell in a Cell 2016 – Hell Hath No FuryFor the first time, two women meet in the cell when Charlotte Flair challenges Sasha Banks for the RAW Women’s Title.NXT 06/28/2017 – Last Woman StandingNikki Cross looks to knock Asuka off her pedestal by challenging her for the NXT Women’s Title in a Last Woman Standing Match.NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III 08/19/2017 – The Undefeated ChampionIn her last match in NXT, Asuka makes history by defending the NXT Women’s Title against Ember Moon.Mae Young Classic Episode 4 – The Pirate Princess Sets SailAs the first annual Mae Young Classic begins, Kairi Sane sets sail on a voyage by facing Tessa Blanchard.NXT 01/10/2018 – Baszler Proves a PointShayna Baszler sends an emphatic message to NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon in this bout against Dakota Kai.Royal Rumble 2018 – Rumble for AllHistory is made when the women of WWE compete in the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble Match.Elimination Chamber 2018 – Eliminating BarriersThe women of Monday Night RAW battle for the RAW Women’s Title in the first Women’s Elimination Chamber Match.WrestleMania 34 – The Empress and The QueenCharlotte Flair looks to prove that she is ready for Asuka when they clash for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.WrestleMania 34 – Getting Rowdy at WrestleManiaRonda Rousey makes an impactful in-ring debut by teaming with Kurt Angle to take on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list WWE NXT Results – 6/26/19 (Shayna Baszler takes on Io Shirai inside a Steel Cage) Jon Moxley talks with Chris Jericho about why he left WWE, thoughts on WWE creative process Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles WhatsApp Videos Articles
An Anchorage dentist and his office manager are facing charges of fraud over unnecessarily sedating patients and then charging Medicaid.Listen nowThe state’s Medicaid fraud unit on Monday filed a 17-count criminal complaint against Dr. Seth Lookhart and his office manager, Shauna Cranford, who operate Clear Creek Dental.Lookhart and Cranford allegedly put dental patients under unnecessary intravenous sedation. Prosecutors say Lookhart billed Medicaid for the procedure more than any other Alaska dentist in 2016, accounting for more than 30 percent of all such billings in the state.According to the charges, Lookhart sedated one person who was simply getting their teeth cleaned. That was among other procedures mentioned in the charges that did not require sedation.The state Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s director, Paul Miovas, said the dentist targeted Medicaid patients.“A lot of their advertising, it very clear that they accepted Medicaid and Medicaid patients were welcome at their clinic,” Miovas said. “They had direct mailings, they had a Facebook page with rotating ads, they worked with a lot of the review sites, like Yelp and things of that nature.”According to Alaska regulations, IV sedation is only to be used in emergencies or when other less risky and less expensive forms of sedation do not work.Still, Miovas said the charges are solely allegations that Lookhart and Cranford committed fraud and do not accuse them of any medical wrongdoing.“None of the charges I’ve brought have anything to do with there being any sort of dangerous aspect to his practice of using IV sedation. It is an accepted practice. He is trained, he is licensed,” Miovas said.The case is set for a hearing in court Wednesday.
A view of the smoke column from the north side of the Taixtsalda Hill Fire taken during Monday’s initial attack. (Photo by Tim Whitesell/Alaska Division of Forestry)There were five new wildfires detected across the interior on Monday, including one near Tok that’s drawing a major response. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire is 38 miles southeast of Tok, and 16 miles southwest of Northway.Listen nowState Forestry spokesman Tim Mowry says the fire, suspected to be human caused, was attacked aggressively from the air Monday.”Three water-scooping aircraft dropping water on it,” Mowry said. “We had a helicopter dropping water on it, and we had an air retardant tanker making multiple retardant drops on it. There are eight smokejumpers that were deployed on the fire.”Mowry says three ground crews are joining the fight today, which as of last night, had burned an estimated 730 acres.”To the size now where it’s gonna be pretty difficult to catch, so we’re looking to do point protection on Native allotments or any cabins, structures in the area,” Mowry said.Three of the other new wildfires detected yesterday are in the Galena zone, and lightning caused. One is being fought. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center reports that two smokejumpers are working the nine-acre Shungnak River fire, near the Bornite Mine.Record or near record warm temperatures are expected again today for a swath of the interior, with highs in 80s. The hottest readings are forecast to be near the Alaska-Canada Border.
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:22Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:21?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 U.S. To Restore Iran Sanctions ReutersIran has roped in China’s CNPC for its South Pars gas project after French oil giant Total withdrew from the offshore gas field development. The latest development offers China coveted access to the world’s largest natural gas reserves.Total, whose footprints are writ large in the oil exploration history of the Middle East, was the first western firm to invest in Iran, following the lifting of US sanctions in 2015.However, Total failed to obtain exemptions from US sanctions when the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and brought in fresh sanctions against Tehran.In August Total informed Iran that it will have to exit if it didn’t get an exemption from the US sanctions.”China’s CNPC has officially replaced Total in phase 11 of South Pars but it has not started work practically. Talks need to be held with CNPC … about when it will start operations,” Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said, semi-official news agency ICANA reported.Total had a 50.1 percent stake in the $4.8 billion South Pars gas project, a natural gas field located off the coast of Iran.The South Pars gas field contains around 14 trillion cubic metres of gas and 18 billion barrels of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The logo of French oil giant Total is seen in front of the oil refinery of Donges, near Nantes, FranceReutersTotal and CNPC did not respond to queries seeking comments, Reuters reported. If the deal goes through, the Chinese oil giant will have more than 80 percent stake in South Pars field. CNPC already has a 30 percent stake, while Total held 50.1 percent.China is already one of the biggest buyers of Iranian crude, with almost one-fourth of Iranian output flowing to the Asian giant. Beijing is also Tehran’s top trade partner. Chinese experts had said back in May that US sanctions against Iran would open up new opportunities for the country.”By driving away American, European and Japanese companies, the sanctions could increase opportunities for Chinese businesses,” Hu Xingdou, an economist at the Beijing Institute of Technology, told the South China Morning Post. According to China’s Commerce ministry, Chinese developments in Iran were worth around $33 billion as of June 2017.
Heavy pre-monsoonal rains lashed many parts of Uttar Pradesh in India on Friday bringing relief from scorching heat but also leaving 30 persons dead in storm and lightning-related accidents, officials said on Friday.While 11 persons have been killed and 16 injured in Amethi and Rae Bareli, five persons died in Sultanpur and two each in Sitapur and Bahraich in central Uttar Pradesh.Ten persons, including five women and two children, were killed in Poorvanchal (eastern UP) after being struck by lightning, an official said.Meanwhile, two persons died due to extreme heat wave in Mahoba district of Bundelkhand.By evening, the heat returned to most parts of the state, with the mercury touching a high of 42 degrees Celsius in Banda, 39 degrees in Etawah, and 40 degrees in Auraiyya.
Gail DelaughterThe McGovern Centennial Gardens is one of the latest additions to Houston’s Hermann Park.July is the national park and recreation month and there is a new report by WalletHub.com on this year’s best and worst cities for recreation in the United States.The report ranks Houston in the 88th position, out of 100 cities.Jill Gonzalez, the report’s researcher, says Houston has affordability on its side when it comes to leisure opportunities, but there aren’t a lot of options and that drives our city down in the ranking.“Looking at everything, from the number of boat tours and things like that, the number of baseball diamonds, basketball hoops, public swimming pools, public golf courses … Really not a lot of them to go around within city limits for Houston,” Gonzalez says.Geoffrey Godbey, an emeritus professor with Pennsylvania State University who has done academic research on public recreation, says the downside of the report is that it puts all the emphasis on the amount of entertainment and leisure opportunities, and not on their quality.That is why he says it is difficult to tell whether Houston got a fair ranking.At the same time, Godbey notes that recreation hasn’t been the main priority when it comes to developing Texas cities. “Houston was built around oil pretty obviously and many cities in Texas with a few exceptions, like Austin and San Antonio, don’t necessarily have the strongest recreation, park infrastructure.”At number 34, El Paso is the Texas city with the highest position, while San Antonio ranked the lowest in the state at number 98. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /01:26 X Listen
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the cardiothoracic surgeon who’s the host of the “Dr. Oz Show,” is behind a new 24-hour channel launching this month on Twitch — called Combat Go — dedicated to a range of martial arts disciplines.Oz is one of the backers of online-video distribution company JungoTV, which together with Cinedigm is launching Combat Go. The new channel is slated to launch April 18 at twitch.tv/combatgo. It will be programmed with more than 600 hours of English-language content, including over 100 hours of live fights, according to JungoTV.In addition to traditional Asian martial arts and modern MMA, the channel will feature content from across the globe including Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai boxing. It will be free to watch on Twitch, supported by advertising.Lest you think combat sports are at odds with a physician’s mission, here’s what Oz has to say: “When correctly taught and executed, the martial arts develop respect, discipline and honor.” He added, “These admirable character traits will be on full display in Combat Go’s carefully curated programming, as the world’s top athletes execute the dynamics, unique styles, and practices that help achieve peak performance in their sports.” ×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 Popular on Variety For Amazon-owned Twitch, Combat Go represents its latest attempt to branch into other genres and formats. Last fall, Cinedigm launched a 24-hour channel on Twitch for fandom-focused CONtv, combining a slate of original programming with material from a catalog of over 2,800 films and TV titles. Still, Twitch remains largely focused on its core user base of video-game broadcasters and fans.Combat Go’s development and launch strategy has been overseen by JungoTV CEO George Chung, formerly chief content officer at Crunchyroll. He’s also a five-time former World Karate Champion and inductee in the Black Belt Hall of Fame.Programming on Combat Go will include fight commentary and analysis, original docu-series, martial arts movies and fight coverage from circuits including CageSport, Canadian Fight Night, Bangkok Fight Night and China’s Kunlun Fight combat league. International championships are set to include the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu World Tour, PKA Professional Karate and Kick Boxing Association.“There is a real lack of global combat sports among digital-first networks,” said Erick Opeka, executive VP of digital networks for Cinedigm. Combat Go will launch on Twitch but will be coming to other platforms as well, he added, “where fans can not only watch the content, they can engage with it and their friends.”Combat Go is the fifth channel from Cinedigm’s Digital Networks Group, along with Docurama, CONtv, gaming-lifestyle network WHAM, and family-focused Dove Channel. Last year, Cinedigm sold to a controlling stake to Bison Capital, a Hong Kong-based investment firm.JungoTV’s broader business is focused on delivering in-language content internationally to help people “feel more connected to their homelands.” Currently, Jungo TV manages over 47,000 hours of content and over 80 live channels for international distribution. The company was founded by Oz, along with NJK Holding chairman Nasser J. Kazeminy, Sandy Climan, president of Entertainment Media Ventures, and CEO George Chung.
More information: A fish that uses its hydrodynamic tongue to feed on land, Proceedings of the Royal Society B , DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0057AbstractTo capture and swallow food on land, a sticky tongue supported by the hyoid and gill arch skeleton has evolved in land vertebrates from aquatic ancestors that used mouth-cavity-expanding actions of the hyoid to suck food into the mouth. However, the evolutionary pathway bridging this drastic shift in feeding mechanism and associated hyoid motions remains unknown. Modern fish that feed on land may help to unravel the physical constraints and biomechanical solutions that led to terrestrialization of fish-feeding systems. Here, we show that the mudskipper emerges onto land with its mouth cavity filled with water, which it uses as a protruding and retracting ‘hydrodynamic tongue’ during the initial capture and subsequent intra-oral transport of food. Our analyses link this hydrodynamic action of the intra-oral water to a sequence of compressive and expansive cranial motions that diverge from the general pattern known for suction feeding in fishes. However, the hyoid motion pattern showed a remarkable resemblance to newts during tongue prehension. Consequently, although alternative scenarios cannot be excluded, hydrodynamic tongue usage may be a transitional step onto which the evolution of adhesive mucosa and intrinsic lingual muscles can be added to gain further independence from water for terrestrial foraging. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Universiteit Antwerpen in Belgium has uncovered the mechanism by which mudskippers, a type of fish that feed on land, obtains its food. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B the team describes how they filmed the fish using a variety of techniques to determine how it caught and swallowed prey. Scientists are reasonably certain that land animals came to exist only after they crawled out of the sea and adapted to a radically different environment. One of those ways they had to change was in how they caught and swallowed their food. For fish, it is a pretty straightforward process, they suck in water that holds tiny prey and swallow the whole works, and then squirt out the filtered water afterwards. Land animals, on the other hand, have developed tongues that not only help many animals capture prey, but guide the food to the back of the throat to aid in swallowing. In this new study, the researchers looked to learn more about this evolutionary process by studying the mudskipper—its method of eating seems to offer a glimpse of what may have occurred in the development of tongues.Mudskippers are not very good at capturing prey in the water—more often, they waddle their way onto dry land and pounce on food with their mouths, and then swallow it. Other fish that venture onto land have to return to the sea to swallow, but not the mudskipper, this is because, the team found out, it uses water held in its mouth as a sort of tongue. Citation: Mudskipper fish may offer clues about development of tongue in land animals (2015, March 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-mudskipper-fish-clues-tongue-animals.html Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Explore further Mudskipper, Periophthalmus sp., Family: Gobiidae, Location: Germany, Stuttgart, Zoological Garden. Credit: H. Krisp/Wikipedia/CC BY 3.0 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. Simultaneous lateral and dorsal view of Periophthalmus barbarus feeding on land. Video playback is slowed down by 20 times from the original high-speed videos recorded at 500 Hz. The team set up several specimens in a lab and then filmed them capturing prey using high speed and x-ray cameras. In reviewing the video, the team discovered that the fish actually grabs a mouthful of water before making its way onto land; then when it spots something edible, such as a shrimp, it lunges with its head, mouth landing on the target. Some of the water in the mouth is expelled, engulfing the food, but then it is sucked right back in, carrying the food morsel with it. But that was not the end of the story, the fish then manipulated the water in its mouth to position the food bit in a way as to allow for swallowing—in effect it was using the water as other animals use their flesh tongues. This, the team reports, might be how it was that those first critters to crawl from the sea, captured and ate prey, swallowed it and then developed real tongues as they were likely more efficient, and did not require a return trip to the sea for refreshing mouthfuls of water. © 2015 Phys.org X-ray video of Periophthalmus barbarus capturing and swallowing prey on land. Markers on the fish and prey allowed position tracking during feeding. Video playback is slowed down 50 times. Researchers find blind fish use novel type of navigational aid X-ray video of terrestrial feeding by Periophthalmus barbarus on a substrate covered with a high-performance absorbent material. The mudskipper successfully captures the prey with its jaws, but then fails to perform intra-oral transport of prey on land. Video playback is slowed down 50 times.
The Trilateral Summit between Cyprus, Greece and Jordan could serve as a model for cooperation in the region, says Mohamad El-Fayez, the ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Cyprus.In an interview with Cyprus News Agency ahead of the first Trilateral Summit this Tuesday in Nicosia, the ambassador points to the good understanding between King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras on many issues. Amman, he said, maintains good relations with both countries for over half a century.He also says that King Abdullah will arrive in the Cypriot capital accompanied by high-ranking officials, including Prime Minister Hani Mulki and several ministers of his Cabinet.In the margins of the Summit, Cyprus and Jordan will sign four agreements on education, health, agriculture and energy. Moreover, all three countries are expected to sign three trilateral Memorandums of Understanding on maritime affairs and antiquities.According to El-Fayez, these agreements are in the final stages, with the respective delegations working out the technical details. If all goes well, they will be signed on Tuesday by the authorised Jordanian Ministers and their counterparts, he said.This is just the beginning as more agreements are in the pipeline, he said. Amman seeks “a comprehensive bilateral and trilateral relationship” with Cyprus and Greece.On the bilateral agreement on energy, the ambassador said that this is a fairly new sector and both countries are exploring the potential for cooperation.Political relations between all three countries are excellent, he said, while economic cooperation may lead to more stability in the region.“Economy is the most important issue. Political relations are already there and they are excellent” El-Fayez said.Jordan’s position over Cyprus “solid”Ambassador El-Fayez said that his country maintains a steady foreign policy for the last 70 years. In relation to the Cyprus issue, he says that Amman’s position is “very solid and clear”. “We are always committed to Security Council resolutions concerning many issues in the world”, Cyprus being one of them, he said.“We support strongly the position of Cyprus to implement the Security Council resolutions and are in favor of the reunification of Cyprus” that will allow people to live peacefully, as they did in the past, he adds.On Amman’s relations with Brussels, EL-Fayez expressed appreciation over the role of Nicosia in conveying Jordan’s point of view to fellow EU members states. He referred to president Anastasiades’ statements on several occasions that Jordan should consider Cyprus its ambassador to the EU.“We always need the support of our friends in the EU, and Cyprus and Greece are among them” he said.The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Cyprus established bilateral relations in 1962 and Amman opened its Embassy in Cyprus in late 2016. El-Fayez notes that as of late, relations have enhanced dramatically between Cyprus and Jordan.Following the official visit of Anastasiades to Amman, two years ago, Jordan decided to establish an embassy in Cyprus, in order “to show that we are very serious about enhancing our relations”, the ambassador said. He also refereed to the assistance provided by Anastasiades and his ministers ever since: “everyone is very helpful, this is why we managed to do a lot of work within a year”.Most of the work so far concentrated in preparing the ground for political relations and to help the business community cooperate more closely, the ambassador said. He concedes however that more needs to be done in enhancing people-to-people contacts “which are no less important”.Concerning business ties, the ambassador said that one of the first tasks after assuming his post was to work for the establishment of a Jordan-Cyprus Business Association. “We managed to do this early last year”, he said.Even though bilateral trade has not yet delivered up to expectations, there is potential, he said.Currently, he said, both sides are working for the organisation of a cultural week in each country, a “Cypriot week” in Jordan and a “Jordanian week” in Cyprus, to promote tourism and let the public know what each country has to offer.A second direct flight connection between Larnaca and Amman has been approved but did not materialise yet, but the ambassador expressing hope that once established, competition will help lower the fares and increase tourism.The two countries, as well as Greece, can work together in attracting tourist groups from places such as South America or Asia, offering joint trips to Jordan, Cyprus and Greece, he said. The idea for package deals is currently on the table and will hopefully be put into action soon, the ambassador said.You May LikeSolar SolutionsCalifornia Will Pay Homeowners to Install SolarSolar SolutionsUndoCity BeautyLift Sagging Skin And Jowls Without Surgery (Do This)City BeautyUndoGundry MD | SupplementsTop Cardiologist: It’s Like Giving Your Body A New “Battery”Gundry MD | SupplementsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRape suspects look set to go through police line-upUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Calley points to car insurance, road repairs as top prioritiesState Rep. Julie Calley recently announced priorities for the 2019-20 legislative term, including efforts to reduce car insurance rates, continue infrastructure improvements, improve opportunities for students and increase government transparency.Calley, of Portland, joined House Republican colleagues to unveil an action plan called “Leading the Way for an Even Better Michigan.” The document includes several priorities that will receive special emphasis in the next two years.“Michigan has made great progress in recent years, but our work is never done,” Calley said. “Through this action plan, we reinforce our commitment to addressing Michigan’s greatest challenges through impactful reforms.”Calley’s priorities include:Lower car insurance rates. Calley supports reforms to drive down costs for Michigan drivers, who now pay the highest average premiums in the nation.Road and water system improvements. Calley supports Michigan’s record-high investment in road repairs with a heightened focus on creating an efficient system to deliver the best results possible for taxpayers.Increased government transparency. Calley supports efforts to remove loopholes that exempt the governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature from public disclosure rules.Investments to improve schools and job preparation programs. Calley continues to support record-high investments in K-12 education, with a special emphasis on helping students and workers gain skills needed to succeed in an always-evolving economy.“We must work together to find solutions and build on our recent success, so we can create an even better Michigan for our children and grandchildren,” Calley said.The House action plan is available at gophouse.org/leading-the-way.### 20Feb Rep. Calley, House leadership unveil priorities for 2019-20 Categories: Calley News