Need to devise long term strategies to overcome deluge Arif Mohammed Khan

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor designate Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday stressed the need to devise long term strategies to overcome the deluge, which had devastated the state and claimed several lives. “We need to think and devise long term strategies on how to overcome the deluge”, Khan, who relaces P Sathasivam, former Supreme Court Chief Justice in the Kerala Raj Bhavan, told reporters in New Delhi. He expressed concern at the devastation caused by the floods in the state for the second consecutive year. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ It was a great opportunity to serve god’s own land. “You realise the truthfulness of the statement only when you visit the state”, Khan said. Kerala had witnessed floods and landslides which claimed 125 lives mainly in Wayanad and Malappuram districts during the heavy rains which lashed the state since August 8 in the second spell of the South West Monsoon. Last year, over 400 people had lost their lives in the floods.last_img read more

New Brunswick invests in research on small modular nuclear reactors

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. – The New Brunswick government is committing $10 million to establish the province as a leader in the field of small, modular nuclear reactor technology.Energy Minister Rick Doucet made the announcement in Saint John, saying energy is a way to grow the economy.He says the government is interested in the development of expertise related to non-carbon emitting technology.New Brunswick’s Candu 6 reactor at Point Lepreau is the only nuclear power plant in Atlantic Canada.Doucet says New Brunswick is well-placed to play a role in the growth of the sector.NB Power President Gaetan Thomas says the utility has been a leader in innovation, and is pleased to be able to conduct research into small modular reactors.last_img read more

New human rights instrument closes vital protection gap says top UN official

12 December 2008The United Nations human rights chief has welcomed the General Assembly’s adoption of an important new instrument to strengthen the protection of economic, social and cultural rights, stressing that it gives a voice to victims of violations. “The approval of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is of singular importance by closing a historic gap,” stated UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The Protocol, adopted during the Assembly’s 10 December meeting commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, will enable victims to complain about violations of the rights enshrined in the Covenant at the international level for the first time.Ms. Pillay stressed that the Protocol provides a voice to victims of human rights violations. It also “makes them better equipped to enlist the international community’s help to address their plight.”The High Commissioner noted that the Universal Declaration chose not to rank rights. “On the contrary, it recognized the equal status of political and civil rights with economic, social and cultural rights, and underlined that all rights are inextricably linked,” she said. “Violations of a set of rights reverberate on other rights and enfeeble them all.”The Optional Protocol will now be opened for signature during 2009 and enter into force once it has been ratified by ten States. read more

UN US want Sri Lanka to punish peacekeepers accused of rape

The United Nations and the United States want Sri Lanka to punish UN peacekeepers accused of rape in Haiti.UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said that troop contributors have a responsibility to certify that none of the soldiers that are being deployed from wherever they come from have ever been implicated in any sexual abuse, and so the UN would expect Sri Lanka and all other troop contributors to do the same. “As you know, there was no deployment of Sri Lankan peacekeepers for a long time.  The issue of impunity of peacekeepers who committed horrendous crimes, who violated the trust given to them and were not persecuted is one of the reasons, and one of the many reasons, this Secretary‑General and his predecessor have pushed for greater accountability and have pushed for greater partnership for Member States.  And Member States have not always given us the information we needed.  So I would urge you to check with, with the Sri Lankans,” he said. She also warned that “countries that refuse to hold their soldiers accountable must recognize that this either stops or their troops will go home and their financial compensation will end.”“What do we say to these kids? Did these peacekeepers keep them safe?” Haley asked, citing the AP’s investigation detailing how at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers sexually abused and exploited nine Haitian children between 2004 and 2007. Meanwhile, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal that came after she cited an Associated Press investigation into a child sex ring in Haiti involving Sri Lankan peacekeepers. Sri Lanka never jailed any soldiers implicated in the abuse yet the country was allowed to send troops to other U.N. missions.Nine children in the Haiti sex ring — some as young as 12 — told U.N. investigators how Sri Lankan peacekeepers offered them snacks or money for sex. One boy said he had sex with as many as 100 soldiers, averaging about four per day. (Colombo Gazette) read more

10 telling symptoms youre a certified television binger

first_img Source: Goodreads6. You’ve somewhat lost touch with realityWork is just an eight hour gap between you and your next episode. You’d rather watch it alone so you can keep up the pace and will have minimal interruption. Social interaction? What’s that?7. You’ve developed an unquenchable thirst to know everything about a show you’re intoEnter, the internet. If it’s related to the show, you’ll find it. Interviews with the actors, useless Wikipedia trivia, blooper reels on YouTube. Basically, all of your recommended videos are about Breaking Bad and you have yet to find a related Google link that isn’t purple.Did you know that Bryan Cranston is a Pisces? Of course you did.8. You’ll talk theories with anyone who will listenWhat are the polar bears on the Lost island? WHO IS THE MOTHER? You ponder and ponder until it’s 4am and you’re arguing with an Australian via twitter hashtags about how Sherlock faked his death. Source: Imgur9. You can watch it over and over againYou may not actively seek out a show you’ve already watched, but if it happens to be on television as you’re flicking by, you’ll have no qualms in watching it again. You’ll also laugh EVERY, TIME. It’s like greeting an old friend. Source: Tumblr10. Social media is your mortal enemySo you had to go to a damn wedding or some exotic holiday last week and you had no choice but to miss a new episode. Of course everyone in the world has already watched it and are tweeting about it. It’s a minefield out there.9 series on Netflix which might have passed you by>Netflix to take on Hollywood with original movies> WHAT DID WE ever do before box sets and Netflix? Use the RTÉ Guide, newspaper, or even the teletext schedule? Did we actually WAIT for something to come on, then wait another week to watch the next episode? Enough of this nightmarish dystopia, let’s get real.Going on a Friday night binge but have basically watched everything ever made? Let this handy flow chart be your guide to find something new. Just expect to experience of dose of these telling signs:1. You constantly lose track of timeOne more episode won’t hurt. Oh dear, there was a huge cliffhanger at the end of that one so now you’ve to watch the next one. Ah look, it’s 3am and there’s work tomorrow. You DID watch three seasons in one day though, there’s one for the CV.2. You feel a strange sense of emptiness when an episode disappointsSo… that’s it? That had absolutely nothing to do with the current story arc and your favourite character was in it for like two minutes. Seriously? Now we’ve to wait until next week? Come off it. Source: Imgur3. You have no problem staying up late to see a show premiere on US televisionYou have to stream it from the states and don’t mind giving yourself about 12 viruses in the pursuit. The episode doesn’t start until 2am but my God, you’ll be up to witness it along with everyone else. The thought of people seeing it before you just KILLS you. Source: Shutterstock4. Your Netflix recommendations are getting oddly specificAnd you buy into each and every one. Source: Imgur5. You start to miss the charactersYou may be tempted to turn to fan fiction. Christ, you might even read one of those ‘official’ tie-in books.last_img read more

The children of a major Celtic Tiger developer are building dozens of

first_img By Fora Staff Sunday 11 Jun 2017, 9:45 AM Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland Jun 11th 2017, 9:45 AM Take me to Fora Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: 31 Comments Share Tweet Email6 center_img 51,833 Views Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland The children of a major Celtic Tiger developer are building dozens of Dublin homes Joe Moran’s Manor Park Homes constructed hundreds of houses across Ireland in the boom. Read: Patrick Collison: ‘There’s too much focus on the founders of big tech companies’Read: Profits doubled at salad chain Chopped last year ahead of its planned UK expansion MORAN PARK HOMEBUILDERS, a company controlled by the children of one of Ireland’s biggest Celtic Tiger developers, has been cleared to construct over 40 housing units in south Dublin.Following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála, the firm received the go-ahead to build 38 apartments and six houses at Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines.Moran Park is owned by Adrienne and John Moran, the children of Joe Moran, once one of Ireland’s highest-flying businessmen.His former company, the similarly named Manor Park Homes, was involved in a string of huge projects across the country during the boom, and famously paid €45 million in 2004 to buy Abbeville mansion, the former home of Charles Haughey.The Kinsealy property was sold to a Japanese buyer in 2013 for about €5.5 million.The 81-year-old Kerryman was the chief executive of nail and screw manufacturing firm Irish Wire Products, as well as the chair of the London- and Dublin-listed financial services firm IFG.He and his family paid a reported €172 million to buy the 49% of Manor Park that they didn’t own from diversified services company DCC in 2007, a move he later admitted was a mistake.When the recession rolled around the company was heavily indebted and a receiver was appointed in 2011. The Abbeville mansion Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieA liquidator was appointed to Manor Park in 2012. A new company, Moran Park, was established in 2013 with Moran’s daughter Adrienne and son John serving as its directors.The family patriarch told the Sunday Independent in 2015 that he was “starting up again” and had invested “a fair bit” in the company, although his children were “running the show”.The Carrickmines project will be one of the largest that Moran Park has been involved in.CarrickminesIn April 2016 the company applied to build 46 housing units, since revised to 44, along with 89 car parking spaces and 40 bicycle spaces in Carrickmines. The 38 apartments will be in two, three-storey blocks.The six houses will have four bedrooms, rear gardens and balconies. The local council, Dún Laoghaire, gave the company planning permission, however several locals appealed this to An Bord Pleanála.One objector, who lives near the proposed building site with his family, said that the that the apartment blocks would “have an unacceptable impact on the residential amenity of the neighbouring properties”.Most of the other objectors had similar complaints around the proposed three-storey blocks being too big and out of character.Another man, who lives nearby with his family, said that the project would cause an “unacceptable loss of privacy” as the apartments would overlook his house. A sketch of the proposed apartments Source: Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown councilHowever, the planning body gave the project the all-clear after recommending a few small changes, such as scaling down the number of housing units from 46 to 44.The development will be a major one for Moran Homebuilders. While Manor Park used to sell hundreds of houses every year during the boom, Moran Park has worked on smaller schemes since exiting receivership.Last April the Morans opened their first showhouse since 2008 as part of a development of seven detached family houses in Foxrock.Sign up to our newsletter to receive a regular digest of Fora’s top articles delivered to your inbox.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Murder charge struck out because of a delay in serving book of

first_imgMurder charge struck out because of a delay in serving book of evidence David Boland was stabbed to death in November last year. Short URL Share98 Tweet Email Friday 15 Mar 2019, 9:25 AM 35,083 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Victim David Boland No Comments Mar 15th 2019, 9:25 AM By Louise McCarthy Victim David Boland A MURDER CHARGE relating to the death of a man in Athy, Co Kildare last year has been struck out because of a delay in presenting the complete book of evidence. A Kildare District Court judge yesterday ordered the charge facing Calvin Cullen, 20, of Greenhills, Athy, be struck out on the basis that the Director of Public Prosecution was not ready. The young man appeared before the court, charged with the murder of David Boland on Duke St, Athy during the early hours of 1 November 2018.His defence team told the court that the State had a 42-day timeline to prepare the Book of Evidence.The matter has been adjourned before Naas District Court several times since the accused was first charged with murder in November 2018.Last month, Sergeant Brian Jacob said that there were more than 200 statements being examined and asked that the DPP get further time to prepare a book of evidence. At the time, Judge Zaidan said that he did not want four weeks to turn into 20 weeks.Yesterday, Sergeant Jacob asked if the court could give the DPP a further three weeks.However, Judge Desmond Zaidan refused the request and ordered that the murder charge be struck out based on the delays.Boland died from multiple stab wounds received in a stabbing incident on Duke Street i the early hours of 1 November. Comments have been disabled last_img read more

iPhone 4 blanc il faudra encore attendre

first_imgiPhone 4 blanc : il faudra encore attendreFrance – Apple a annoncé que la sortie de son nouvel iPhone 4 blanc serait encore différée. Le géant américain éprouverait des difficultés à produire le modèle dans ce coloris.Après avoir reporté une première fois sa sortie, Apple voit la commercialisation de son iPhone 4 blanc différée une nouvelle fois. Le nouveau coloris devrait être disponible au plus tôt mi-juillet. La firme à la pomme éprouverait “plus de difficultés que prévues” à produire le modèle et les clients devront pour l’instant se contenter du coloris noir.Problème évoqué : la couleur blanche s’atténuerait au fur et à mesure de l’utilisation du smartphone, mais le géant américain a refusé de s’exprimer davantage sur ce contre-temps. Le délai demandé sera-t-il suffisant pour corriger ce problème ?Le 24 juin 2010 à 12:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Portland teachers to take strike vote next week

first_imgPORTLAND — Portland teachers will vote next week to authorize a strike.Union leader announced the vote for Wednesday at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.The Oregonian reports a strike would be the first walkout in the history of Oregon’s largest school district.Meanwhile, a mediation session is set for Friday between Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers.The district declared an impasse Nov. 20 with unresolved issues on class size, salary increase and early retirement incentives.The district has 48,000 students and 2,900 teachers.last_img read more

Nagasakis IR Promotion Office upgraded in race for 2024 IR development

first_img Load More RelatedPosts Nagasaki Prefecture, one of the regional Japanese locations targeting the launch of an IR in 2024 alongside Osaka and Wakayama, has announced it will restructure its IR development team, including the addition of extra staff.According to the Mainichi Shimbun, the IR Promotion Office will be upgraded to the IR Promotion Department as of 1 April, the start of the new financial year. While this round of restructuring will be kept to a minimum, it is considered an extraordinary measure to enhance Nagasaki’s IR strategy. The number of staff will increase from 11 employees to 15.In Nagasaki, both public and private sectors are working together on the IR bid. Huis Ten Bosch of Sasebo city is earmarked for the development and there are already discussions with 20 overseas operators from North America, Europe and Asia. Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IRlast_img read more

NCLT approves Reliance CommunicationsAircel merger Brookfield deal

first_imgA worker cleans a mobile store of Reliance Communications Ltd, controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2016.Reuters fileThe National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Monday passed an order allowing the Aircel-Reliance Communications merger and also the Brookfield Towers sale to proceed, according to an IANS report on Monday.According to sources, the tribunal overruled objections of Bharti Infratel, GTL and Ericsson. Further, according to a CNBC-TV18 report, the deal will help the company reduce its debt by Rs 11,000 crore.NCLT also allowed Reliance Communications’ (RCom) tower arm to carry out a 51 per cent stake sale to Canada’s Brookfield for Rs 11,000 crore.Together, both the deals could reduce the telecom firm’s debt of nearly Rs 45,000 crore by as much as 60 per cent, ET reported last week.RCom was in the news recently after its debt situation raised questions. Bonds of the company have taken a hit on global exchanges, while back home, the shares also took a hit.RCom and Aircel had signed a definitive document for a proposed merger scheme of their respective wireless businesses on September 14, 2016.Subsequently, the two telecom operators moved all the relevant statutory and regulatory bodies for approval of the merger scheme. The Competition Commission of India gave its approval to the merger scheme in February 2017.Sources said the merger scheme before the NCLT-Mumbai Bench will see the final order being passed on September 13, 2017.The Anil Ambani-owned telco’s counsel had earlier said that it was running against time to complete the merger with Aircel and stake sale in its tower business. The beleaguered telecom company, which has defaulted on some repayment obligations, needs to complete the merger as well as the tower sale within the seven-month breather it has from lenders, which expires in December, ET had reported.The buzz of rejig plans, including asset monetisation plans, boosted the stock. The RCom stock touched an intraday high of Rs 24.20 and an intraday low of Rs 20.10 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Iran terms Trumps prediction of talks as PR stunts

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 28 April 2018, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is pictured during a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow. Photo: AFPIran waved away US president Donald Trump’s claims that talks with the country’s leaders were imminent, saying “threats, sanctions and PR stunts won’t work”.With Washington pulling out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and set to reimpose full sanctions on Iran from 6 August, Tehran has responded coolly to Trump’s offer on Monday to talk “any time” without preconditions.“Threats, sanctions & PR stunts won’t work. Try respect: for Iranians & for (international) commitments,” tweeted foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.The Revolutionary Guards also made their opposition to talks clear.“The Iranian people do not authorise officials to meet the Great Satan… Mr Trump, Iran is not North Korea,” said General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Guards, in an open letter published in local media.Trump told a rally in Tampa, Florida earlier on Tuesday: “I have a feeling they’ll be talking to us pretty soon… And maybe not, and that’s OK too.”He used the occasion to again blast the “horrible, one-sided” 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers which he abandoned in May.“It’s a horror show,” Trump said.“I hope it works out well with Iran. They are having a lot of difficulty right now.”There was not yet an official response from the top leadership, but supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a fortnight ago that talks with Trump would be “useless.”Scepticism is indeed rife in Tehran over Trump’s latest tactic, with one high-profile lawmaker saying negotiations would be a “humiliation.”- ‘People are worried’ -Despite the rejection, many Iranians are deeply concerned that sanctions could tip the country into a major crisis.Tehran’s Grand Bazaar was packed on Wednesday lunchtime as customers rushed to snap up goods for fear of what might happen when full sanctions return on Monday.“It’s been really busy these last few days. People are worried that if they don’t buy things today, they won’t be available tomorrow,” said Ali, who runs a kitchen store in the bazaar.“They are right-if I sell these knives, I won’t be able to get any more.”He said the reason was that wholesalers and importers were refusing to provide new stock, preferring to sit on their inventory until the extent of the economic crisis is better understood-a claim backed by other shopkeepers.The biggest sign of the crisis so far has been the collapse of the currency, which has lost two-thirds of its value since the start of the year, including a near-20-per cent drop on Sunday and Monday alone.The rial rallied slightly after Trump’s offer of talks, but still stood at 109,000 to the dollar on Wednesday morning-a figure that would have seemed incredible even a few months ago.Several Iranian public figures said it was impossible to imagine negotiations with Washington after all the hostility of recent months.“Iran & US had 2 yrs of talks. With U/E3+Russia+China, we produced a unique multilateral accord-the JCPOA (nuclear deal). It’s been working. US can only blame itself for pulling out & leaving the table,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.Ali Motahari, the high-profile deputy speaker of parliament, said: “With the contemptuous statements (Trump) addressed to Iran, the idea of negotiating is inconceivable. It would be a humiliation.”Only last week, Trump fired off an all-caps tirade at his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Twitter, warning of untold “suffering” if Iran continued to threaten the United States.“We cannot negotiate with someone who violates international commitments, threatens to destroy countries, and constantly changes his position,” said analyst Mohammad Marandi, of the University of Tehran, who was part of the nuclear negotiating team.Some officials remained more receptive.“Negotiations with the United States must not be a taboo,” said Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, head of parliament’s foreign affairs commission, in an interview with the semi-official ISNA news agency.Motahari added that hardliners, who have long opposed any rapprochement with the US, share the blame for the collapse of the nuclear deal.“If the whole Iranian system had worked to implement this agreement, today we would be witnessing the presence of European companies in Iran and their investments, and even Trump would not be able to withdraw so easily from the deal,” he said.“But from the start one part of the system did not want the agreement to work.”The Trump administration says its “maximum pressure campaign” is designed to force Iran into a new deal that goes beyond limiting its nuclear program and includes curbs to its regional behaviour and missile program.last_img read more

Legends of Tomorrow Got Real Weird and a Little Sad With It

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Last week’s Death Totem possession has her just a little freaked out. She decides to leave the Waverider for a few days to collect herself, much to the rest of the team’s protestations. She leaves Amaya in charge because… well, who else was it going to be? It’s not like anyone else is going to keep Mick Rory from burning everything down. Speaking of, I’m loving him as a Totem Bearer. All the others have a sense of duty and responsibility. Rory uses his to make popcorn and play painful “pull my finger” pranks.Sara isn’t going to get to take her vacation, though. Things are going way wrong all over the timeline. First, Amaya learns that her granddaughter Mari has been hurt in a fire. Since Amaya hasn’t gotten her totem back, the timeline is solidifying, meaning Mari is a non-super, non-safe vigilante. But that’s not why Sara needs to stay. Nate and Wally are perfectly capable of handling that mission on their own. No, she has her own drama to deal with. Gary shows up and reveals that, ever since Sara broke up with Ava, she hasn’t come into work. She and Nate head to the Time Bureau to investigate.It quickly becomes clear that nothing is quite as it seems with Ava’s disappearance. The team first tracks down her parents in Fresno, which… man, the ability to travel instantly across time and space, and you have to go to Fresno? That’s rough. Once they get there though, Sara notices that Ava’s parents are acting really weird. They’re too perfect, and they don’t seem quite sure of the details of Ava’s life. Soon, it’s revealed that they’re actors, hired to pretend to be Ava’s parents. Who would do that? Things only get more confusing back at the Time Bureau, when Ava shows back up, but lies about where she was. Sara steals her time bracelet and decides to investigate a forbidden time period. Maybe that’s where she’s been.Jes Macallan as Ava Sharpe, Adam Tsekhman as Agent Gary Green, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary (Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW)That’s when we get what might be the craziest plot twist Legends of Tomorrow has shown us so far. Ava is a clone. Not even of one person. The Ava corporation combined DNA from all over the world to create the ideal woman. Yeah the genetically engineered ideal being a thin, white, pale, blonde woman is not a great look. The show tries not to spend too much time on that. Interestingly, the real Ava, our Ava, is unique. She had no idea about the clones, and is generally freaked out by all of them. It turns out she was actually reconnecting with an ex in Vegas, experimenting with the Upswipe dating app, and discovering that neither made her happy. She loves Sara. It’s sweet, but they have to deal with an army of clones first.Sara gets Ava through her brief identity crisis, admitting that she does still love her in the process. The two women team up to fight a clone army, and it’s the coolest scene of the episode. All the fight scenes in this one are fantastic, but this tops them all. The choreography is mesmerizing, and it’s filled with great comedic banter. Ava comments how weird it is to be beating up an army of herself, and Ray calls the fight the second-worst attack of the clones he’s ever seen. As much as I’ll defend… individual scenes of that movie, that line got me laughing pretty hard.Jes Macallan as Ava Sharpe, Adam Tsekhman as Agent Gary Green, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary (Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW)We don’t get a ton of answers about this story, though. I was hoping for some kind of revelation, but the most we get is that Rip Hunter probably plucked this Ava clone out of the future, erased her memory and gave her a fake past. We could have guessed that. I wanted a plot this weird to end in an even stranger revelation, something to drive the plot forward. Instead, we just have to hope the next episode deigns to give us an answer. Hey, at least the clone plot wasn’t boring. The futuristic setting and the fight choreography made it the most visually exciting plots we’ve seen from this show in a few weeks.The rest of the episode is full of great character building and drama. So even though the clone story mostly stayed in the shallow end, the rest of the episode more than made up for it. Sadly, we didn’t get to see a live-action Mari McCabe this time around. Instead, while Wally and Nate try to talk to her foster dad in the hospital, they find Kuasa is there too. Surprising everyone, she’s there to protect her sister. She’s also down to help Wally and Nate get Amaya’s totem back. If Nora/Mallus has it for much longer, it will never be passed down to Mari, and Kuasa will lose all hope of ever getting the Spirit Totem.Tracy Ifeachor as Kuasa and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel (Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW)It’s about time this show did something interesting with Kuasa’s character. Better late than never, I guess. It is a shame that she had to die right after her big, emotional redemption arc. I understand why the show decided to go this way. It hasn’t been able to find a good place for her in the story. As a villain, she’s a third wheel, not nearly as tied to Mallus as Damien or Nora Darhk. Still, I wish the solution was either to give her her own season later or at least a slightly longer arc as a hero. Because she had a really satisfying redemption story here. She and Nate cook up a plan to get Amaya’s totem back. Kuasa pretends to capture Nate and make a trade with the Darhks for the totem. But then she changes her mind about it being pretend. She keeps Nate tied up and makes the trade. She doesn’t like that her grandmother loves a man who isn’t her grandfather. That puts both her and Mari at risk.We only get a couple of brief scenes with Damien Darhk in this episode, but I love what it does with him. While he’s torturing Nate, he starts to open up. He has reservations about his daughter being taken over by Mallus. He’s worried and feels guilty for getting her involved with the demon. It’s the most nuanced we’ve seen this character. Yes, the scene is played for laughs, but there is genuine emotion in this scene. Now I’m thinking Damien Darhk may turn out to be the surprise ally that will help the Legends defeat Mallus. After all, this isn’t the first time one of them has played family therapist while under threat of torture.Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel (Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW)Kuasa returns Amaya’s totem, but when Nate doesn’t come back with her, the whole secret comes out. Amaya accuses her of being selfish, saying it’s clear why Mari deserved the Spirit Totem over her. It’s brutally honest in a way only a grandmother can be. It works. Kuasa sets out to prove herself and mounts a solo mission to rescue Nate. She succeeds, but doesn’t make it back to the Waverider. As punishment for her betrayal, Nora rips the Water Totem from her chest, killing her instantly. Kuasa deserved so much better than that. (All the Vixen characters do. This is your regularly scheduled reminder to watch the Vixen animated series. It’s really good.) Kuasa’s death also leads to this episode’s other casualty: Nate and Amaya’s relationship. Sara and Ava may have patched things up, but this might be the end for the other obnoxiously cute couple on board the ship. Amaya blames herself for Kuasa’s death, and maybe on her way to setting the timeline right. At the end of the episode, she steals a pod, and heads for the day of Zambesi’s destruction.At times, this episode felt a little messy and unfocused. The clone stuff was cool, and we got a great fight scene, but it felt like there wasn’t enough time to really capitalize on the story, or take it anywhere. But, as has become a pattern on Legends of Tomorrow, the more personal character stories saved it. There’s finally some real conflict in the Nate and Amaya love story that doesn’t feel forced or unnatural. Even the lighter side-story where Zari tries to train Rory in totem use was entertaining and sweet, even if it didn’t contribute much to the overall story. The show keeps adding new layers to Rory’s character, and I love it. At this point, even the less focused episodes have so much good stuff going on, you can’t help but love them. With only a few weeks left, I’m not ready to let it go.center_img DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked last_img read more

The last three months have been a rocky ride for U

first_imgThe last three months have been a rocky ride for U.S. blueberry markets; they have seen a 20% increase in category volume over the same period last year. As a result, prices have decreased by 23%. And this sizable drop has shaken up many producers. The biggest contributor to this glut was Georgia, as the state sent 58% more blueberries into the domestic market than last year. The state also served as the period’s largest producing origin. Although prices in this state changed the most compared to other producing areas, cuts in costs hit all origins. Even states like Florida, which sent similar volumes to last year, took a 25% discount on blueberry prices this year.Second Quarter Average Prices and Sum of Volume, Year-on-Year Comparison  Colombia’s blueberry industry “developing quite we … You might also be interested in Peru expects 20% uptick in produce exports this ye … Blueberries in Charts: Prices enter their jumpy ph … In our ‘In Charts’ series, we work to tell some of the stories that are moving the industry. Feel free to take a look at the other articles by clicking here.You can keep track of the markets daily through Agronometrics, a data visualization tool built to help the industry make sense of the huge amounts of data that professionals need to access to make informed decisions. If you found the information and the charts from this article useful, feel free to visit us at where you can easily access these same graphs, or explore the other 23 fruits we currently track. July 30 , 2019 In this installment of the ‘In Charts’ series, Colin Fain of Agronometrics illustrates how the U.S. market is evolving. Each week the series looks at a different horticultural commodity, focusing on a specific origin or topic visualizing the market factors that are driving change.This week’s installment of In Charts is a bit different from most. With the focus of compacting a big punch as simply and clearly as possible, today’s report focuses on how the blueberry markets have developed over the last three months with one dramatic chart and an adjoining table.Blueberry prices and volumes(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)[Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here] Blueberries in Charts: Mexico sends record volumes … last_img read more

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Of course, Then." and see where the conversation takes you from there 2 Tell an Anecdote About Your Job Narrative is always compelling It helps us make connections A study out of Princeton University found that the brain activity of the storyteller and the listener actually begin to mirror each other despite the fact that one person is talking and one is listening And best of all to solve the "What do you do" problem you get to provide context for the person youre talking to instead of relying on the picture they have in their minds of what you do When implementing this strategy you might have to use your job title as a segue but transition immediately into a story about something that was fun or inspiring to you at work For example at a recent party I told someone I was a communications consultant but then followed up with a story about a client that offered context for my work and illustrated the need in the market for what I do 3 Make it a Teachable Moment Think about your answer in 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