CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A group of Indigenous leaders in Canada are coming out in support of the oil and gas industry, while also opposing two major pieces of legislation.On November 5 and 6 in Richmond B.C., the National Coalition of Chiefs talked about resource development and how the industry can reduce poverty on reserves.The First Nations chiefs and Metis leaders agreed the industry needs their backing, while the federal government should stop Bills C-48 and C-69.Bill C-48 would put a moratorium on tanker traffic on B.C.’s North Coast, while Bill C-69 revamps the assessment process for projects such as the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.NCC Executive Committee Member and former president of the Metis Nation of British Columbia, Bruce Dumont, said Indigenous people need to work with the projects, not against them.“You need to be an owner, a business partner in these pipelines. So that you have equity and you can be a steward on those pipelines when it crosses your territory.”Dumont says it’s a misnomer that Indigenous people do not support resource development, and he recalls the debate over Northern Gateway, which dozens of Indigenous groups supported.When it comes to Bills C-48 and C-69, the NCC says they would harm Indigenous rights. Dumont said Indigenous groups do benefit from tanker traffic off the B.C. coast.“That’s part of our economy, and our people should be a part of that economy.”Dumont believes propping up the oil and gas industry results in economic gains for Indigenous groups and the country as a whole. On the opposite end, by making it tougher for projects to move forward, Dumont says it essentially locks the groups out of the economy.Members of the coalition are planning on going to Ottawa in the coming weeks to deliver a letter to Senators, asking them to strike down the two pieces of legislation.
Peyton Manning, Stevie Nicks, Sebastian Junger and Seema Reza – along with nearly 30 Medal of Honor recipients – were honored last week for their contributions to the military community at the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 33rd Annual Awards Dinner.Video: Peyton Manning, Stevie Nicks and Others Shine at USO of Metro of Washington-Baltimore’s DinnerTo read more, click here.
Jimmy Carter is stepping down from his front-line role as a member of The Elders, the organisation said today.The former President of the United States, 91, will hold the title of honorary (“Emeritus”) Elder as of 1 June 2016.The Elders wish to pay tribute to Jimmy Carter’s inspiring and tireless work for the organisation since it was founded in 2007.He has brought his immense experience and expertise to bear on the complex geopolitical issues at the heart of the organisation’s work, and has also been a passionate advocate for women’s rights, social justice, action on climate change and other core Elders’ values.A forthright and principled advocate for human rights and democracy, Jimmy Carter took part in the very first Elders’ mission to Sudan in October 2007, highlighting atrocities and the displacement of millions of people in Darfur.He has also played a key role in every Elders’ delegation to the Middle East, most recently in May 2015 when he led a delegation to Israel and Palestine to draw attention to the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and support those on both sides who favour peace and a two-state solution. This came straight after Jimmy Carter’s participation in an Elders’ meeting with President Putin in Moscow, aimed at securing greater engagement on the Syrian crisis.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, said:“From the Middle East to climate change, women’s rights to superpower diplomacy, Jimmy has brought the gravitas of his Presidential office but also the passion of an activist who believes the world can, and must, be changed for the better. The Elders would not be the organisation it is today without his drive and vision, and he will stay an inspiration for all of us for many years ahead.”
Television might be moving past the idea that actors act and writers write. Second Jen, a new comedy series premiering on City TV on Oct. 27, is the story of two young Asian-Canadian women who move into an apartment together, and the two leads, Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan, are also the creators of the show. Both had been working actors before they teamed up to make and sell the pilot for Second Jen, and they’re not the only actors who are taking more control over their careers by writing their own material. “In the industry you’re treated differently if you’re an actor, or you’re an actor and creator,” says Amanda Joy. “So it can create different relationships with people in the industry, which can facilitate your career in different ways.”One reason we’re seeing more actors write scripts for themselves is that it’s easier than it used to be to film those scripts. Joy and Wan produced the pilot for Second Jen themselves, and then began the process of selling it to production companies and networks. While self-produced pilots have sometimes resulted in shows, like South Park, it used to be much harder and more expensive to produce them. Today, in the era of web series made with relatively cheap technology, actors find it easier to get the resources to put themselves on film.“I think it would have been impossible for all but a very few to create a spec pilot or proof of concept just 10 years ago,” Joy says. “When my sister went to film school, she was shooting everything on film, and she’s not much older than me. Today people are able to prove they can make things, that their show has legs, in a way that they couldn’t have done by handing in a 22-page script, which goes on a stack with other 22-page scripts.” Wan adds that the creation of Second Jen “was just us thinking, ‘We want to make a TV show. How do people get a TV show? They make pilots.’ So we funded our own 22-minute short.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook
APTN National NewsResidents in Canada’s two most northern cities pay the highest rent rates in Canada.That’s from a new report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.So just how much are people there paying?APTN National News reporter Curtis Mandeville went to find out.
OTTAWA — The head of the U.S. space agency says he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long, as part of a first step toward exploration of the farther reaches of space.Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, says he wants Canada’s decades-long space partnership with the U.S. to continue as it embarks on the creation of its new Lunar Gateway.The U.S. is seeking broad international support for the next-generation space station it is planning to send into orbit around the moon starting in 2021.Bridenstine says he wants Canada to contribute its expertise in artificial intelligence and robotics, and that could include a next-generation Canadarm on the Lunar Gateway and more Canadian technology inside.He says the U.S. return to the moon is a stepping stone to a much more ambitious goal: deep-space exploration that could include reaching Mars in the next two decades.Bridenstine is in Ottawa for a large gathering of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, where speculation is running high about Canada’s possible participation in the U.S. space program.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, a vocal booster of Canada’s AI hubs in Ontario and Quebec, is also scheduled to speak, along with one of Canada’s former astronauts, Marc Garneau, the current federal transport minister.The Canadian Press
New Delhi: Delhi BJP’s election committee on Friday shortlisted three names each for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital, amid protests by party members over celebrities joining the organisation for tickets ahead of polls, party leaders said. The list, which was finalised at a meeting of the state unit’s election committee, does not include the name of former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, whose name was making rounds as a possible candidate from the New Delhi seat after he joined the BJP, said a leader who attended the meeting. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”All the seven sitting party MPs’ names have been included in the list which will be sent to the Central Election Committee for final selection of candidates,” he said. Some other Delhi BJP leaders who attended the meeting claimed “objections were raised over celebrities joining the BJP for Lok Sabha tickets and demanded priority for dedicated leaders and workers during ticket distribution”. The meeting chaired by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was also attended by Union minister and Lok Sabha incharge of the unit Nirmala Sitharaman and co-incharge Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFrom the New Delhi seat, besides sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Delhi BJP incharge and national vice president Shyam Jaju, and Delhi BJP general secretary Rajesh Bhatia have been shortlisted, they said. For the Chandni Chowk seat, names of sitting MP and Union minister Harsh Vardhan, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta and Sudhanshu Mittal have been selected. MP Mahesih Girri, Aman Sinha and Delhi BJP MLA OP Sharma have been shortlisted from East Delhi, they said. The name of Tiwari, who is a sitting MP, is in the list of probables from North East Delhi seat. From West Delhi, sitting MP Parvesh Verma, Kamaljeet Sehrawat and Pawan Sharma’s names have been shortlisted. For South Delhi, names of sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri, Ram Veer Bidhuri and Brham Singh Tanwar have been selected, while Udit Raj (MP), Ashok Pradhan and Anita Arya have been shortlisted from the North West reserved seat, they said.
Rabat – David De Gea could still join Real Madrid after it was reported that the Spanish international demanded a £30million release clause to be inserted in his new Man U contract. The 24-year-old goalkeeper, who was set to leave the club to Real Madrid before the collapse of the move, signed a new four-year contract with the Old-Trafford club.According to the Sun, the Spanish goalie has a £30million release clause in his new Manchester United contract, and Real Madrid might be able to sign him in the future if they are willing to cough up the money. David De Gea’s new Manchester United contract is said to be worth a staggering £40million, making the Spaniard the highest paid goalkeeper in the Premier League.De Gea made his first appearance for United this season against Liverpool after being kept away from the first-team since the beginning of the season.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
“Unresolved armed conflicts, terrorism, violent extremism, aggressive separatism, intolerance and discrimination on ethnic and religious grounds continue to represent the most serious challenges and are among the main obstacles to development,” he told the Assembly at its annual general debate.“The outcome document of the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda stated that there could be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development, recalling the rights and obligations of States under international law and reaffirming the need to respect the territorial integrity and political independence of States.”He said no substantive progress has been achieved in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over the past year, adding: “Armenia continues to occupy the territories of Azerbaijan,including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjacent districts, in flagrant violation of international law and (UN Security Council) resolutions.”The humanitarian consequences of the conflict are harsh and necessitate urgent solutions, with massive displacement and close to one million refugees and internally displaced persons deprived of their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, he stressed.“Further continuation of this situation is intolerable,” Mr. Mammadyarov said. “Armenia’s policy and practices in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan undermine the prospects of achievinga political settlement of the conflict and pose an imminent threat to peace, security and stability in the region,” he said.He accused Armenia of frequently resorting to armed provocations, and of this April conducting large-scale attacks against the civilian population of Azerbaijan, subjecting densely populatedareas, including schools, hospitals, and places of worship, to intensive fire with heavy artillery and large-calibre weapons, killing or seriously wounding large number of Azerbaijani civilians. “Armenia’s direct and deliberate attacks against the Azerbaijani civilian population, as well as inhuman acts against Azerbaijani military servicemen, during its offensive action in April this year, constitute yet another serious violation of international humanitarian and human rights law by Armenia,” he said.“The conflict can be resolved only on the basis of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders. The sooner Armenia reconciles with this reality and withdraws its armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the earlier the conflict will be resolved, and Armenia and its population will benefit from the prospects of cooperation and economic development,” he stressed.
She returned to the topic of how young men might be overlooked – or find themselves less able to express themselves – as something to be tackled by society as a whole.She said: “If we can persuade men to see performing and receiving acts of kindness not as signalling they are interfering or in need of help but as demonstrations of social competence.”The Electric Ireland Powering Kindness week, running until Friday, is expected to raise around €100,000 for Childline, Special Olympics Ireland and Breakthrough Cancer Research. For details on how to get your act of kindness to count, visit Facebook or poweringkindness.ie.9 pain-free ways to brighten up your day>Column: Ireland needs to regain that elusive feelgood factor> When you are kind to your family and friends, it helps to build good relationships. When you extend your circle of concern and are kind to strangers, it builds a sense of trust in the community.Trust is a crucial component in how well communities and societies function socially and economically. CARRYING OUT AN act of kindness has the power to make you happy, research has found.According to a survey carried out by Amarach Research on behalf of Electric Ireland in October, the benefits of a kind act are not just felt by the recipient. Almost four out of five people surveyed (79 per cent) said that they felt happier as a result of being kinds to another person in some way.However, it seems that young Irish men can’t win – they were perceived in the survey to be the least kind category of people in the country (just 7 per cent of respondents perceived them to be likely to carry out an act of kindness).And conversely, people were least likely to be kind to young Irish men (5 per cent).Older Irish women were, in contrast, perceived to be most kind (67 per cent) and 66 per cent of people surveyed said they were most likely to be kind to older women.Psychologist Dr Maureen Gaffney said that men shouldn’t be too downhearted by the perceptions exposed in the survey. While women “put a lot of value in caring and are expected to be more caring”, it doesn’t mean that men are not similarly capable of being caring. “It’s just that they tend to put more value on independence and are more reluctant to intrude on others’ boundaries as they see it, especially other men’s.”She warned against a misperception that men need acts of kindness less – “especially in the case of young men who hide their vulnerabilities”.Overall though, Irish people (57 per cent) tend to believe we are a kinder people than in most other countries and over half of respondents had themselves been on the receiving end of an act of kindness in the last month. Even better, 89 per cent of those surveyed said that they had done something kind for someone else in the last month.Dr Gaffney said that kindness was a trait that was inseparable from “quality of life” in Ireland and that it makes both the giver and receiver a sense of wellbeing and happiness.The effect on society can be profound. She said:
Short URL By Cliodhna Russell Stories of people on hospital waiting lists are “absolutely inexcusable”, says Simon Harris RTÉ Investigates reveals the painful reality behind the numbers on hospital waiting lists in Ireland. The lists that are not published include the pre-planned list which contains thousands of patients who require follow up treatment including surgical-pin removal, cataract removal, hip replacement and corrective spinal surgery.Patients on the pre-planned list are typically given indicative dates for their procedures. These dates can range from less than six weeks to more than 12 months. The breakdown of the figures on the list would indicate many of the indicative dates are not delivered on by the hospitals.The second list is known as the pre-admit list. It too contains thousands of patients from across the country waiting up to 18 months on surgical procedures. Once again these numbers are not included in the monthly reports published by the NTPF. Source: Shutterstock/ldutkoIn a statement the NTPF said “in line with international best practices, published waiting list data excludes patients classified as Pre-Admit and Pre-Planned Procedures”. It also stated the NTPF is currently “examining updated international best practice around publication models”. This will include pre-admit and pre-planned procedures.Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher criticised the statement saying, “The NTPF would appear to be claiming that this is in line with best international practice. Well this may be an international practice but it is hardly the best?Waiting lists are already shockingly high with the waiting list for scheduled procedures having rocketed from under 50,000 in 2013 to more than 80,000 in 2016.He called on Health Minister Simon Harris to direct the NTPF to provide an accurate, clear and complete picture of the real state of waiting lists right way.‘She doesn’t have to be like this’One of the patients on a waiting list is 13-year-old Megan who suffers from scoliosis, her spinal curvature means she now finds it almost impossible to attend school.Megan described how she can feel sick with the pain and the programme revealed how she is forced to endure it while waiting for her surgery. Megan said, “I’m just sick of this stupid thing.” Source: RTÉ InvestigatesTalking about how her condition is affecting the whole family and her mother, Megan said:It makes me really sad because I don’t want to see her upset and I feel like it’s somehow my fault. I just want my surgery, it’s not fair.Her mother said, “It’s not fair for any child to have to go through this when it can be rectified with surgery, she doesn’t have to be like this.All she needs is her surgery and this will go away and she can start her life again and she’s not having her surgery, she doesn’t have a date. We’re still in limbo.The show also documents how as time passes, conditions worsen. Two years ago Megan only had a 20 degree curve but now and it’s an s- shape. Source: RTÉ InvestigatesMegan’s mother added, “It’s just frustrating beyond belief.”Living on a List, which follows the stories of a number of patients, will air on RTÉ One at 9.35pm tonight. Additional reporting by Christina Finn and Aoife Barry.Read: ’Shocking and indefensible’: 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse> Updated 6.30pmTHOUSANDS OF PATIENTS who are waiting for operations and procedures are not included in the waiting list figures published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), according to RTÉ Investigates.This evening, in advance of the programme being screened, Minister for Health Simon Harris said that reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of the Government’s key priorities.The total number of people waiting on the inpatient/day case waiting list as published by the NTPF on the 30 of December 2016 was 81,015.However, RTÉ Investigates uncovered evidence that shows there are at least two other significant waiting lists which are not published by the NTPF.RTÉ’s Living on the List documents the pain, suffering and frustration of a number of people who spend months and even years waiting to get an appointment or have an operation in the Irish public health system.“The personal stories of the people waiting for treatment are deeply moving and the experiences they describe are absolutely inexcusable,” said Minister Harris. “The programme clearly illustrates the physical and emotional burden of waiting for long periods for both patients and their families.”He said he is “keenly aware of this burden” and it is for this reason that last summer he requested that the HSE put in place an action plan to halve the number of patients waiting over 18 months for treatment.“Last month, I announced the successful completion of this action plan with over 11,500 patients coming off the inpatient/daycase waiting list in the second half of 2016,” said the Minister.However, I think it is important to note that, while there are still too many people who have to wait too long for their treatment, as of last December, only 2% of patients were waiting longer than 18 months for treatment. 93% were receiving treatment within 15 months and over half were receiving treatment within 6 months.The Minister said that this year, he is determined that the HSE builds on last year’s progress and reduces waiting time for the longest waiters.He said that capacity in the private acute hospital sector will be utilised to provide treatment for the longest waiting patients on the inpatient/daycase waiting list.Harris has also asked the HSE to submit an action plan to improve waiting lists in the public acute hospital sector for inpatients and daycases and outpatients, which he expects to receive shortly.Also this year, the HSE and the NTPF will work “strategically and collaboratively together” to ensure the best use of public and private hospital capacity to reduce patients waiting times, said the health minister.In relation to concerns raised about the NTPF waiting list figures, the Minister stated:The approach here is in line with international protocols but it is important the NTPF keeps its processes under regular review to ensure best practice and it is welcome the Fund is currently commissioning a research project examining updated international best practice around publication models and methodologies. 91 Comments Feb 6th 2017, 6:30 PM Share742 Tweet Email2 Monday 6 Feb 2017, 6:30 PM http://jrnl.ie/3224632 Speaking to the media today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny says there has been an increase in funding to the National Treatment Purchase Fund and 11,000 people have come off the inpatient and day waiting lists.When asked about the programme he said he had not seen it yet, but added, “it is not satisfactory”.Nobody wants to see people in pain on waiting lists that are unnecessary. 30,170 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Whether you are purchasing a new or good used car from a dealer, always keep in mind that basically the dealership wants to grab your money through a new or used car price, accessory sales and commission bearing finance deals, so that they can extract every last cent out of your pockets. Dealers know all the tricks of the trade and then some and can be real slick and silky in the process, but here is how to beat them at their own game and save some money along the way. First of all, know exactly what you are after and don’t take any dealer advice on finance, market trends, advertising or recommended retail pricing. Needless to say, that shopping for a new car can quickly turn from excitement to uncertainty, because there are so many variables to consider and it’s easy to miss out on a better deal at another car yard. If you are thorough with your research and understand what kind of vehicle you want and how much you are prepared to spend, you will be well advised not to be conned by the inevitable car or aftermarket accessories salespeople and their rhetoric that your new pride and joy requires this, that or the other expensive bits of bling (which probably sell cheaper at auto stores). Steer clear of anything that encourages you to go further than your budget allows or inflates your loan amount and drive away with the most cost effective deal possible. The end of winter auto run-out clearances are in full swing right now, as dealerships across Australia lock into ‘dog eat dog’ advertising campaigns to flog their superseded stock before the new model release. Dealers are dropping prices and manufacturers are promoting a new batch of zero per cent financing deals on select run-out models… But buyer beware! Even with zero per cent loans, never lose focus that the dealer wins by netting as much of your hard earned cash as possible, so a deal needs to be thoroughly negotiated and be prepared to walk, even if it’s bargaining either way for 100 bucks. As information hungry consumers delve into the plethora of media ads, internet car sites, relevant technical information and prepare to go on the hunt for the best deal in a new or used auto bargain, they become oblivious to the fact that they, indeed, are the hunted. It is a game and the consumer can win by knowing how to manipulate the rules by turning the salesperson into the prey and the buyer into the predator. Primarily, you need to be firm and treat negotiating with a dealer like a game – the dealer wants you to spend as much as possible and you need to drive the price down using whatever psychological leverage necessary to turn the tables on the dealership for your own self-interest. Always remember dealers play this game every day and they do it profitably which is funded by consumer overspend, so don’t be shy or hold back, take the early advantage and hold onto it. The aim is to start negotiating from what you think is the lowest price, even if it seems excessively low, but you have to open negotiations first, at rock bottom level. You can always increase your bid, but you can’t reduce an opening offer. To enhance your tactics, always link your price argument on your spending limit to someone else, such as your wife/husband or accountant. In this way, the salesperson will find it difficult to get you to lift your price as technically the dealer loses the advantage on the deal because the limit depends on someone else’s input who isn’t present and cannot be manipulated or convinced on the spot – that is how you start negotiating from the front foot. · First find out what is the drive-away price offered by the dealer. · Offer 20 to 25 per cent less than the price quoted by the dealer and tell them you can’t spend any more. · If you have a trade-in, factor what the dealer valued it at as part of your offer. · Blame the responsibility for your spending limit on someone else who isn’t there (wife /husband or accountant etc.). · When they say they can’t go that low, reply with: “I really love this car, but I can’t spend more than my budget…. I’m just going to compare prices at some other dealerships….I’ll get back to you in the next few days if I can’t get a better price anywhere else.” Then thank the salesperson for their time and walk out. Nine times out of ten they will come running after you or call you back the next day. No car dealer who really needs a sale will allow you to walk out the door without bending to a reasonable offer. Lots of consumers do not like negotiating or haggling over price, so dealers exploit this situation to their considerable profitability. Remember that any time you are with a car salesperson, the normal rules of engaging in conversation and diplomacy do not apply. The main issue is to not feel bad about lying a little to stitch up the dealer, because given half a chance they are out to ‘fleece’ you on a ‘ride’ deal every way they legally can. If you doubt your negotiating skills or bargaining abilities, you may want to seek out an independent car buyer that goes to many dealers and bats on your behalf. There is a fee on their service, however, it could potentially save you thousands of dollars or in the worse case scenario could end up costing you more in fees than the savings made negotiating on your behalf. My advice is do it yourself and save money. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Papy Mendy says Leicester City make the advantage of their short break count when they lock horns with Liverpool on Wednesday night.The Foxes’ bowed to the last gasp goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers, in their agonising 4-3 reverse at Molineux Stadium.But the French midfielder who has been consistent for the Foxes this season has called for his side to give their all at Anfield.“We have to stay concentrated,” Mendy told the club’s website prior to the trip to Merseyside. “We can work well, and we can think about Liverpool, we can prepare well to fight.“It is good to have a little break because I think we need it for our minds. The last three or four games were not easy.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It is never easy when we lose but we are professional and that is football. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. We do the maximum to get the maximum result.”The 26-year-old believes City must put their defeat to Wolves behind them as they aim to cause an upset against the league leaders on Wednesday evening.“It was frustrating because we came back after 2-0 and we lost in the last minute,” Mendy continued. “It was not easy. We didn’t start well at the beginning and we have to correct this.“That is our problem this season. We have a desire to correct this every time in training and we must correct this problem.“We play together and we have to fight together and yes, the Premier League is very difficult because every weekend we play against a tough team. It is a good challenge to get a good result at Liverpool.”
7 Texas Artists Who Turned Heads At ACL 7-texas-artists-who-turned-heads-austin-city-limits-festival News From hip-hop to western swing, punk rock to pop, get the scoop on which Lone Star State artists are in for a proud homecomingRiley Van StewardGRAMMYs Oct 7, 2018 – 12:36 pm The Austin City Limits Festival brings together a wide variety of artists across many genres, styles and backgrounds for three days of Texas-sized fun every year. But for some performers, the stages of ACL are on home turf, making the heat and energy that come from the crowd that much sweeter. Let’s take a look at seven artists who had a home-field advantage this weeked.Jackie VensonAustin-based singer/songwriter Jackie Venson blew her hometown away by performing songs from her album, Live at Strange Brew. Jackie played monstrous guitar solos between riffing on her band members’ names. She gave many shout-outs to Austin and Texas, but her biggest “Thank you” was to festival organizers C3 for not “forgetting about the locals.” Jackie had vowed to, “Never attend ACL unless I was playing… but I put a five-year limit on it,” she said. She kept her promise and delivered a scorching set for the audience with her first performance at the festival.BrockhamptonBrockhampton took the stage to showcase their No. 1 album Iridescence. Lighting up the stage with enough band members to start two basketball teams, backups and all, it was clear their chemistry as a group has not wavered at all. Hailing from San Marcos, Texas, the band has deep roots in the state. Besides growing up in Texas, band member Merlyn Woods even went to school at The University of Texas at Austin before leaving school to dedicate himself to the boy band.Sailor PoonKnown for their eclectic style, Sailor Poon graced the ACL stage with their brand of hilarious punk rock. And nothing could be more Austin than an anime-inspired local punk band with comedic tendencies. If titles like “Daddy Issues,” “The D***,” and “Fap and Nap” don’t tickle your fancy, then we may need to revoke your Austin citizenship.Asleep At The WheelGRAMMY winners Asleep at the Wheel have been bringing roots country to ACL in style since the very beginning of the festival. Their unique take on traditional music could be heard across Zilker Park as they kicked off things at noon on Friday. Hot off a new album, New Routes, this band is anything but asleep at the wheel. Bandleader Ray Benson commented on playing ACL every year since the festival’s inception, saying, “Obviously it’s changed a bit but it’s still one of the greatest music festivals in the world.” Facebook 7 Texas Artists Who Turned Heads At Austin City Limits Festival NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 6, 2018 – 4:43 pm In Austin With Asleep At The Wheel KhalidGRAMMY nominee Khalid gave shout-outs to his city of El Paso throughout his set. His backdrop was often graced with a cartoonish green road sign that spelled it’s name out. The border town has always been happy to call Khalid one of its own, and he responds in kind. Like the star he’s become, Khalid makes his location known.Molly BurchMolly Burch released her sophomore album, First Flower, on day one of the festival and performed many of its already irresistible songs on the second morning on ACL’s Barton Springs stage. Although not originally from Texas, Molly launched her start in Austin, saying the city has been “A really supportive, comforting place to start out.” With Burch’s lovely ballads and indy pop, in many ways, the Barton Springs stage was the perfect place to cool off from the higher-energy performers.Travis ScottDallas and Houston may have long-lasting beef, but GRAMMY nominee Travis Scott has come to neutral ground here in Austin. The land of hippies, cowboys, and weirdos is excited to be graced by one of the kings of trap rap. With Astroworld earning him another No. 1 album, Scott headlines the American Express stage both Sundays.Asleep At The Wheel Talk ‘New Routes,’ Willie Nelson & More At ACLRead more Twitter Email
Huawei’s annual Developer Conference is power-packed with announcements that are shaking the industry. While there’s a lot of chatter about the all-new HarmonyOS, there’s something far more interesting for existing Huawei and Honor users. Huawei announced Android 10 Q-based EMUI 10 and confirmed the rollout of the beta update to select devices.Huawei took the wraps off the EMUI 10 and revealed that the upcoming Mate-series phones will be the first to receive the stable version of EMUI 10. But the good news is for those who currently own the P30 series, the P30 and P30 Pro, as they will receive EMUI 10 beta on 8 September.Considering Huawei’s response to EMUI 10 being a major milestone release for the company, it will come packed with a major overhaul over the current EMUI 9.1. Huawei has confirmed that the new UI will bring several anticipated features, including the dark mode and allow the third-party developer to use it on Huawei phones. EMUI 10 announcedYouTube screengrabHuawei’s EMUI 10 will also get a revamped interface, a new magazine lock-screen, and an always-on coloured display. EMUI 10 introduces HiCar, the company’s version of Android Auto, which will be supported by over 30 car makers in over 120 car models.Users can also expect fast and stable performance in the EMUI 10, seamless communication between devices, including drones, TVs and smartwatches. Huawei released a brief trailer that sums up the best qualities of EMUI 10 in the making.Since Huawei P30 series will be the first ones to get treated with EMUI 10, even if it is in the public beta form, other users needn’t be disappointed. The stable update rollout will cover a wider range of Huawei and Honor smartphones. Check out the complete list below: Huawei P30 ProIBTimes India/Sami KhanHonor 8XHonor 10Honor 20Honor 20i/20 LiteHonor 20 ProHuawei P30 ProHuawei P30Huawei Mate 20Huawei Mate 20 ProPORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate 20 RSHuawei P30 LiteHuawei P smart 2019Huawei P smart+ 2019Huawei P smart ZHuawei Mate 20 XHuawei Mate 20 X (5G)Huawei P20 ProHuawei P20Huawei Mate 10 ProPORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate 10Huawei Mate 10Huawei Mate 20 LiteFor more updates on EMUI 10, stay tuned. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:03/0:57Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:54?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 Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills
Vehicular destruction is probably most associated with the Burnout games, but even Burnout: Paradise had its limits in this regard. The technological limitations of even that quite recent title meant that the Burnout cars were crunching in a wide and satisfying variety of ways. However, it was a well done system for deforming crashed cars, but hardcore players definitely noticed the repetition in wreck shapes.Bugbear Entertainment wants to change that, among other things, with their upcoming title Next Car Game. The maker of Flatout, Ridge Racer Unlimited, and Sega Rally Revo is no stranger to mad Mustangs and violent Vipers, so to drive home just how serious the team is about car destructibility, they’ve released a behind the scenes video all about their work in that area.It’s basically two and a half minutes of the same car crashing over and over — and damned if it isn’t entertaining.One of the things that makes the video so interesting is the fact that soft body physics are used to give the cars real deformation. In their own words, this means that cars will “have the right sized and shaped dent” when they run into an obstruction, or vice versa. No more rotating list of destruction animations; these cars will wreck as they really should.Bugbear is well acquainted with debris.The most interesting portion of the video shows a single care going through a series of rotating grinders, being broken down progressively more and more. Either they’ve built into the car models a truly dizzying number of pieces, or the engine is intelligently ripping apart the car’s body, as appropriate.A developer like Bugbear has seen the advantages of both licensed and unlicensed cars; with Sega Rally Revo they made a game with some of the most famous names is autosports, while with the Flatout series they’ve always worked with their own creations. Next Car Game will certainly have to be in the latter category, probably for the same reason as the Burnout series: automotive manufacturers are hesitant to be a part of games that will see their product continually maimed and defaced.Little else is known about this upcoming title, save that it will be heavily focused on crashing. It will, however, be a “PC first” development, with possible later versions for both current and next-gen consoles determined by how much money they are able to raise and/or make off the title.
A Beijing international film festival has pulled Call Me By Your Name by its gay themes.The Oscar-winning gay romance was scheduled to be shown in its program. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The film’s banning comes as China has been criticized for its censorship of homosexuality in TV and film.Sony Pictures Entertainment told Reuters the film had been withdrawn from the Beijing International Film Festival set for April.While no official reason was given, critics believe it is because of the gay themes of the film.Call Me By Your Name follows a 17-year-old boy and an older student falling in love in Italy.It was pulled after the screening proposal submitted was not ‘approved by regulators’.The film was originally intended to be screened on 16 March. ‘This movie is in deviation from the policy environment in China,’ said Wu Jian, a Beijing-based film analyst.He said it was ‘quite embarrassing for China’ that it had been pulled.Beijing film festival censored LGBTI contentChina has a long history of censoring some, but not all, LGBTI content.A LGBTI conference in the western city of Chengdu was called off in July last year after the venue canceled the booking.And in last May, lesbian dating app Rela was also shut down.A blacklist of banned audiovisual online content last year also included homosexuality.Parliament this month voted to scrap term limits for President Xi Jinping and hand control over film, news and publishing to the Communist Party’s publicity department. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) James Ivory wanted more full frontals in Call Me By Your Name’s final cutIndia’s Kashish queer film festival’s winning poster has been revealedVictory for LGBT China after Weibo backs down on gay content banRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/beijing-film-festival-pulls-call-name-gay-themes/
in Data, Origination Share August 14, 2013 447 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Refinance Service Providers 2013-08-14 Krista Franks Brock Homeowners who refinance continue to overwhelmingly opt for fixed-rate mortgages, and by historical standards, fewer homeowners are using refinances as a means of putting more cash in their pockets, according to “”Freddie Mac’s 2013 Second Quarter Refinance Report.””:http://www.freddiemac.com/news/finance/pdf/RefiReport2013Q2.pdf [IMAGE]More than 95 percent of homeowners who refinanced their mortgage loans in the second quarter of this year chose fixed-rate loans. Fixed-rate loans were favored both among those who previously held fixed-rate loans and among those whose mortgages were adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), according to Freddie Mac. The GSE found that among refinances in the second quarter, 79 percent of homeowners with ARMs switched to fixed-rate loans. On the other hand, just 2 percent of homeowners with fixed-rate loans opted for an ARM in their refinance. [COLUMN_BREAK]At the same time, “”[t]he cash-out amount, while increasing, continues to remain low by historical standards,”” according to Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac. The total cash-out volume for the second quarter was $9.5 billion, down from a peak of $84 billion in the second quarter of 2006. The majority–85 percent–of refinancers in the second quarter either kept or lowered their loan principal when they refinanced during the second quarter. The percentage of refinancers who made extra payments prior to refinancing is on the rise, up from between 3 and 9 percent prior to the recession to between 11 and 19 percent today, according to Freddie Mac. Only 4 percent of refinances came with lengthened loan terms in the second quarter. Sixty-five percent of homeowners kept the same loan term, and 31 percent decreased their loan term with their refinance. On average, a homeowner who refinanced in the second quarter lowered his or her interest rate by 1.9 percent. Homeowners who received refinances through the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program will save an average of $385 per month. “”On net, borrowers will save approximately $6 billion in interest over the next 12 months, which they can put towards savings, paying down debt or supporting additional expenditures,”” Nothaft said. refinance,Fixed-Rate Loans Overwhelmingly Popular with Refinancers
The Week Ahead: Bank of America Q2 Results Bank Bank of America Fed Home HOUSING Lending Monetary Policy mortgage Starts 2018-07-15 Radhika Ojha Share On Monday, July 16, Bank of America will report its second-quarter financial results. The bank said that the results would be released at around 6:45 a.m. ET, followed by an investor presentation at 8:30 a.m. ET. For the first quarter, the bank reported record quarterly earnings of $6.9 billion on Monday, with its pretax earnings of $8.4 billion up 15 percent. Bank of America, which is among the nation’s largest banks, also increased its lending during the quarter, driven by an increase in consumer spending. It reported an increase of 3 percent in loans to $352 billion. Its noninterest income increased $327 million to $11.5 billion marking a 3 percent increase over the last quarter, while its noninterest expenses declined 1 percent to $13.9 billion.Here’s what else is in store in The Week Ahead:NAR Housing Market Index, Tuesday, 10 a.m. ETFed Chair Jerome Powell’s semiannual monetary policy testimony, Tuesday, 10 a.m. ETMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ETHousing Starts Survey, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. ETLearn more about Housing and Financial Reports:Bank of America Reports Record Earnings in Q1Are Rising Housing Starts Really Balancing Demand?Powell’s Congressional Testimony Backs Further Interest Rate Hikes July 15, 2018 566 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News
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