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Paul Simon Signs Guitar With Dave Matthews And Aaron Neville For Auction

first_imgChildren’s Health Fund – the charity co-founded by Paul Simon – has launched an online auction giving you the chance to bid on a fantastic celebrity-signed guitar and more.Guitar Signed By Paul Simon, Dave Matthews and Aaron NevilleThe guitar was signed by Paul Simon, Dave Matthews and Aaron Neville at the recent 2014 Children’s Health Fund Gala in NYC.Also going under the hammer for the charity is an Omega watch signed by Daniel Craig and worn by the actor in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, an autographed Henrik Lundqvist jersey and hockey stick, and much more.Paul Simon and Irwin Redlener, MD founded Children’s Health Fund in 1987 after touring the Martinique Hotel, a shelter for homeless families in New York City, and witnessing the conditions under which homeless children lived.To view the auctions, click here.last_img read more

Benedict Cumberbatch Named PETAs Most Beautiful Vegan 2018

first_imgThe time has come for PETA to crown the Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities of 2018, and this year’s titles are going to two of the most prominent vegan role models in Hollywood: filmmaker Ava DuVernay and actor Benedict Cumberbatch.“Ava DuVernay and Benedict Cumberbatch are saving animals not only by going vegan but also by sharing their commitment with the world,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “The vegan powerhouses behind Selma and Doctor Strange, respectfully, beautifully show what it means to be a compassionate star in 2018.”DuVernay, the barrier-breaking filmmaker behind 13th and A Wrinkle in Time, has pointed out on Twitter that going vegan is a social justice issue — and as the Oscar-nominated director told The Hollywood Reporter, “My mom always said to treat others like you like to be treated. … [E]veryone wants to be … respected and treated in a loving way.”Meanwhile, the Emmy Award–winning Cumberbatch took every opportunity to praise his new vegan lifestyle during his press tour for Avengers: Infinity War — and when Time Out London asked how he got in shape for the role, he was quick to respond, “I eat a plant-based diet.”Other top contenders this year included chart-topping musicians Swizz Beatz, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo, and will.i.am as well as actors Zac Efron and Ellen Pompeo.Past winners of PETA’s annual award — which previously recognized the “Sexiest Vegan Celebrities” — include Jhené Aiko, André 3000, Russell Brand, Jessica Chastain, Miley Cyrus, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Liam Hemsworth, Jared Leto, Leona Lewis, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman, Maggie Q, Ruby Rose, Alicia Silverstone, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Kristen Wiig.last_img read more

Turkey will solve Syria issue ‘on the field’ after Sunday’s polls: Erdogan

first_imgANKARA (Turkey): Turkey will solve the Syria issue “on the field” after Sunday’s local elections, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, as he sought to drum up support for his AK Party in the vote. Turkey has carried out two cross-border operations against Kurdish militants in northern Syria and has warned that it will launch further incursions if the threats along its borders are not eliminated. “First thing after the elections, we will solve the Syria issue on the field if possible, not at the table,” Erdogan told supporters.last_img read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Wednesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9922Brazil real 0.3957China renminbi 0.1851Euro 1.4572Hong Kong dollar 0.160084India rupee 0.01943Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01118Malaysia ringgit 0.2919Mexico peso 0.07053N.Z. dollar 0.9314Norway krone 0.1571Peruvian new sol 0.3850Russia rouble 0.02094Saudi riyal 0.3334Singapore dollar 0.9193South Africa rand 0.09611South Korean won 0.001119Sweden krona 0.1522Switzerland franc 1.3068Taiwanese dollar 0.04127Thailand baht 0.03736Turkey lira 0.3523U.K. pound 1.6331U.S. dollar 1.2505Vietnam dong 0.000055 read more

Chamal Rajapaksa gets Rajithas Ministry

Chamal Rajapaksa was appointed as the new Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine today.He replaced Dr. Rajitha Senaratne who held the post before the old cabinet was removed by the President. Meanwhile, Mrs Vasantha Perera, a senior administrative officer was appointed as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.She received her appointment letter from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Mangala insists Geneva Ambassador was only following instructions

The SCRM was formed by the Cabinet of Ministers in 2016 for the overall coordination of reconciliation activities including implementation of resolution 30/1. Samaraweera said that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana, was also fully aware of the instructions which were conveyed by him to Ambassador Azeez as well.Minister Marapana had also asked Ambassador Azeez to coordinate matters with respect to the resolution with Tittawella, and had kept the Secretary to his Ministry Ravinatha Aryasinha informed. President Maithripala Sirisena had said last week that he and the Foreign Minister were not aware of the decision to sign the co-sponsorship document. (Colombo Gazette) Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Geneva A.L.A. Azeez had only followed instructions issued from Colombo when he signed the co-sponsorship form of the Resolution on Sri Lanka.He said that the decision to request for a technical/procedural rollover this year was taken after consulting both the President and the Prime Minister in February 2019 ahead of the organisational meeting of the 40th session of the Human Rights Council on 16 February 2019. Samaraweera, a former Foreign Minister said that instructions pertaining to the co-sponsorship were merely conveyed to Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez by Mano Tittawella, Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM) which comes under the Prime Minister’s Office. read more

Brookfield Properties fined 30000 for delay reporting diesel spill

by News Staff Posted Dec 10, 2013 12:16 pm MDT The owner, manager, and operators of Fifth Avenue Place, in downtown Calgary, have been fined under the Alberta Fire Code for failing to immediately notify the fire department of a diesel spill in 2011.A judge has handed down a total of $30,000 in fines against Brookfield Properties.Chief Fire Marshal, Ed Kujat said it was two hours before help was called.“They tried to mitigate it themselves and you should never do that.  Either companies or individuals; you have to notify emergency services immediately and of course then the damage and risk to the people is minimized,” Kujat says.Kujat said failing to call trained emergency personnel could be potentially “catastrophic” with damage to the environment, a major fire or explosion.It was the 2011 installation of a new generator and diesel storage tank on a rooftop of the 34th floor of the building that led to the spill about 300 litres of diesel. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Brookfield Properties fined $30,000 for delay reporting diesel spill read more

S Korea police detain over 50 as biggest protest in years turns

South Korean riot police officers spray water cannons to try to break up protesters who tried to march to the Presidential House after a rally against government policy in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday as they clashed with anti-government demonstrators who marched through Seoul in what was believed to be the largest protest in South Korea’s capital in more than seven years.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) by Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press Posted Nov 14, 2015 7:35 am MDT Last Updated Nov 14, 2015 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email S. Korea police detain over 50 as biggest protest in years turns violent in Seoul SEOUL, South Korea – Police detained more than 50 protesters and were seeking out others Sunday after violent clashes marred the largest anti-government demonstrations in South Korea’s capital in more than seven years.Police fired tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse about 70,000 people allied with labour, civic and farmers’ groups, who took to the streets to rally against conservative President Park Geun-hye. The activists oppose Park’s business-friendly labour policies and a decision to require middle and high schools to use only state-issued history textbooks starting in 2017.A 69-year-old farmer, Baek Nam-gi, remained unconscious at a hospital after he fell and injured his head as police doused him with water cannons near City Hall, said Cho Byung-ok, secretary general of the Korea Peasants League.Video footage showed Baek lying motionless as other demonstrators struggled to drag him away and police continued to fire water cannons from atop police buses.Police said they have detained 51 people and could possibly bring in more, including those who they believe might had larger roles in organizing the protests.Kim Sung-soo, spokesman of the country’s main opposition party New Politics Alliance for Democracy, released a statement criticizing the “excessively violent” police suppression of the protest, which he said was responsible for Baek’s injury.The protesters, many of them masked, carried banners and chanted “Park Geun-hye, step down” and “No to layoffs,” as they occupied a major downtown street. Some of them clashed with police, who created tight perimeters with buses to block them.Protesters tried to move some of the buses by pulling ropes they had tied to the vehicles, and police, wearing helmets and body armour, responded by firing tear gas and water cannons.Labour groups have been denouncing government attempts to change labour laws to allow larger freedom for companies in laying off workers, which policymakers say would be critical in improving a bleak job market for young people.Government critics also say that state-issued history textbooks, which have not been written yet, would be politically driven and might attempt to whitewash the brutal dictatorships that preceded South Korea’s bloody transition toward democracy in the 1980s.President Park is the daughter of slain military dictator Park Chung-hee, who ruled South Korea in the 1960s and ’70s, and whose legacy as a successful economic strategist is marred by records of severe oppression. read more

Cott sells traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco for US125B

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 25, 2017 5:05 am MDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Cott Corp. (TSX:BCB) announced a deal Tuesday to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Dutch company Refresco for US$1.25 billion.The Toronto-listed company’s Cott Beverages division is one of the world’s largest producers of drinks on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors.Cott said the sale will help position it to better grow its water, coffee, tea and filtration businesses both organically and with acquisitions.“After a thorough strategic review in 2013, we developed an accelerated diversification and acquisition strategy in order to transform our company,” Cott chief executive Jerry Fowden said in a statement.“This transaction is very much in line with this strategy, and enables our traditional business to become an integral part of a larger global beverage manufacturing company that pursues the same high customer service and quality standards Cott has been known for throughout its history.”Proceeds from the sale are expected to be used to help reduce debt.Refresco is an independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and brands with production in Europe and the United States.“This transaction is a significant enhancement to our buy and build strategy, which will provide Refresco with enlarged scale, synergies, and savings alongside Refresco’s manufacturing footprint, geographic diversity, product range and customer service,” Refresco chief executive Hans Roelofs said in a statement.The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year, subject to certain closing conditions including regulatory approval, Refresco shareholder approval, and working capital adjustments. Cott sells traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco for US$1.25B read more

UN marks 10 year anniversary of relationship with International Criminal Court

In a joint statement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Sang-Hyun Song, welcome the tenth anniversary of the entry-into-force of the Relationship Agreement between two organizations.“The conclusion of the Relationship Agreement was a significant milestone in the collective efforts of the international community to end impunity for the most serious crimes of international concern,” according to the statement. The Relationship Agreement entered into force on 4 October 2004, following its signing by then ICC President Judge Philippe Kirsch and the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Under the accord, the ICC and the UN recognize each other’s mandates and status, and agree to cooperate and consult with each other on matters of mutual interest.The Agreement was founded “on a shared belief that peace can only be served if those responsible for the suffering of the victims of unimaginable atrocities are brought to justice,” according to Mr. Ban and Mr. Song. It has also provided a solid basis for cooperation between the UN and the ICC in a wide range of fields.The Hague-based ICC is an independent international body that is not part of the UN and tries those accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.Any of the currently 122 States Parties to the 1998 Rome Statute which set up the Court can ask its Prosecutor to carry out an investigation, a non-State Party can accept its jurisdiction for crimes committed in its territory or by its nationals, and the Council may also refer cases to it. Its mandate is to try individuals, rather than States. read more

Prince Harry urges young people to put down their mobile phones and

first_imgYoung people should try to take a break from checking their mobile phones to “process their thoughts” instead of rushing through the day, Prince Harry has suggested.Prince Harry, who has spent the year campaigning on mental health issues, said more still needed to be done to equip young people to deal with the modern world.Citing statistics about the number of times young people check their mobile phones, he argued everyone would be “more effective and efficient” if they took more time to simply think. Prince Harry meets Ronnie the Rhino Prince Harry on the phones at charity Sentebale in 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Prince Harry at Leeds Leads If reports are to be believed, Prince Harry has found common ground with the Queen on the subject of young people and technology.At a garden party last year, Barbara Wilkins, 82, who received the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours for services to education, said she had discussed how modern children are “all digital these days”. “She agreed,” Mrs Wilkins said then. “She said her grandchildren did things for her digitally but she didn’t like them to be on their phones and computers all the time. She says they need social skills. She was like any other grandmother really.” Later in the day, the Prince, who is patron of the Rugby Football League, spent time at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, the home of Leeds Rhinos, along with players, schoolchildren and mascot Ronnie the Rhino. In a speech, he said: “I cannot tell you how pleased William, Catherine and I are that the dial seems to have shifted and that there is now greater understanding, compassion and kindness for anyone who opens up about their struggles. “But let’s not kid ourselves that the job is done – there is much much more that we can do at every level to make conversations about mental health as commonplace as those about physical health. Prince Harry at  Headingley Carnegie Stadium, home of the Leeds Rhinos “What this means is that, something which may start as a minor issue will spiral downwards over time to become a serious and persistent problem, perhaps even requiring professional help.”So many stories he had heard, he said, “could have been very different if awareness was better and help had been sought sooner”.Prince Harry added that since the London Marathon, which had Heads Together as its official charity, he had spoken to many people who now felt able to confide in friends and family about their feelings.  Prince Harry meets Ronnie the Rhino Prince Harry meets schoolchildren in Leeds “On average, it takes someone who is struggling with their mental health about ten years to admit they have a problem,” he said.  Prince Harry meets schoolchildren in Leeds Prince Harry on the phones at charity Sentebale in 2016 “For example, we need to better equip our young people with the tools they need to cope with this increasingly complex and fast moving world we live in. Prince Harry at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, home of the Leeds Rhinos “What this means is that, something which may start as a minor issue will spiral downwards over time to become a serious and persistent problem, perhaps even requiring professional help.”So many stories he had heard, he said, “could have been very different if awareness was better and help had been sought sooner”. “I read recently that young people check their phones at least 150 times per day – I’m sure we could all be more effective and efficient if we took a moment to process our thoughts rather than rushing from one thing to the next.”Prince Harry added that since the London Marathon, which had Heads Together as its official charity, he had spoken to many people who now felt able to confide in friends and family about their feelings. “On average, it takes someone who is struggling with their mental health about ten years to admit they have a problem,” he said.  Prince Harry and the Queen bond over a mobile phone in a spoof video to promote the Invictus Games  Prince Harry and the Queen bond over a mobile phone in a spoof video to promote the Invictus Games  Prince Harry at Leeds Leads Prince Harry spoke in Leeds at a panel event entitled “Encouraging Happy Young Minds”.It follows months of tireless campaigning for Heads Together, the charity set up by the Prince and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to raise awareness about mental health issues.last_img read more

Detectorists stumble on treasure trove of Roman gold or so they think

first_imgMackenzie Crook, 46, who wrote, directed and starred in Detectorists, said he was ‘horrified’ to learn that the pair thought they had uncovered a Roman hoard.The Bafta winner said the crew picked up as many replica coins as they could after filming. He said he intended to go back to look for more but was beaten to it by the duo.Mr Crook said: “Unfortunately, that day we didn’t have metal detectors with us and I intended to go back to find any strays.”But freshly ploughed fields are magnets to detectorists and the next day I was horrified to hear that Paul and Andy had got there first and found what they thought was a hoard.  Paul Adam's with his treasure hunting kit When metal detectorist Paul Adams stumbled on a hoard of gold coins he believed his luck was finally in.In all the weeks he had spent carefully scanning fields with his metal detector he had never before found such a treasure.With a little jig of delight and a cry of “Roman gold! Roman gold!” Mr Adams called over his detecting partner Andy Sampson to feast his eyes on the trove, worth what they estimated might be as much as £250,000.Pretty soon they started planning how to spend the proceeds of their discovery.But in what turned out to be a case of life imitating art imitating life, the 54 gold coins were nothing more than props left behind by a film crew making the BBC comedy series Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones as two hapless friends dedicated to the search for buried treasure.During filming of a scene from the first episode of the last series, the replica coins were shown first being buried in a clay Roman pot before being brought to the surface by a tractor ploughing a field 2,000 years later.Unfortunately for Mr Adams, 58, and Mr Samson, 54, when it came to clearing the set the production company left behind some of the coins, raising the pair’s hopes when they came across them a few weeks later. Mr Sampson said: “He couldn’t believe his eyes when I poured them out on the table. But as soon as he picked one up he said ‘these are wrong, they’re not real’.”The neighbour informed the pair the coins were in all likelihood fake, but Mr Sampson refused to believe him, arguing there was no reason for 50 fake coins to be placed a recently ploughed field.However, when he told his wife Sam, who works in the estate office of the farm where they were found, she recalled that the The Detectorists had recently been filmed there. “As a detectorist myself, I’d like to assure these gentlemen that I was gutted that I might have contributed to their disappointment. I hope they continue searching and I hope they find their real gold soon.” “We sat there in total disbelief. I had my head in my hands at one point just because of the sheer enormity of it all and the feeling of having found a gold hoard.”We weren’t sure how much they might be worth but we had six Emperor Nero coins and we knew they were worth £26,500 each.”The pair, by their own admission “too excited to think straight”, went home and planned to inform the landowner and relevant authorities the next day.But before doing so they showed their find to a neighbour who has been a detectorist for 40 years and is a member of the Suffolk Archaeological Survey. The coins were buried in a scene in the first episode of the last series of The Detectorists. Two treasure hunters thought they had struck it rich when they found the ‘hoard’ Credit:BNPS Paul Adam’s with his treasure hunting kitCredit:Andy Sampson/BNPS Lance (Toby Jones) and Andy (Mackenzie Crook) in The DetectoristsCredit:Chris Harris/BBC Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A call to the production company quickly established that they had put replica gold coins in the ground for a scene.Instead of a hoard worth tens of thousands the replicas turned out to be worth a mere £5 each.”When my wife told me about The Detectorists filming there an alarm bell went off in my head,” said Mr Sampson. “She spoke to the location manager and he confirmed they were props. We didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. ” The coins were buried in a scene in the first episode of the last series of The Detectorists. Two treasure hunters thought they had struck it rich when they found the 'hoard'  “I think we are officially the world’s unluckiest metal detectorists. Our story would make a TV series of its own,” said Mr Sampson.”After we found them I was paying off my mortgage and buying a sports car in my head. We thought we were looking at the real McCoy. Now I look at them and want to cry.” Lance (Toby Jones) and Andy (Mackenzie Crook) in The Detectorists The pair, who work together delivering oxygen to medical patients, began detectoring a year ago and had been given permission to sweep the field in Suffolk where Andy had previously found a Roman coin.As they began searching an area they could see had recently been ploughed Mr Adams’ machine started pinging.”I heard Paul shout out ‘yes!’” said Mr Sampson, from Ipswich. “I looked up to see him dancing around. He came floating towards me screaming ‘Roman gold, Roman gold’.”I ran over to him and was amazed when he showed me a small Roman gold coin in the palm of his hand.”We carried on looking and our metal detectors were working overtime, picking out gold coin after gold coin along a 30ft long furrow.”We couldn’t believe our luck. There were shards of Roman pottery too, which made sense because the Romans buried them in pots. Everything was as it should be.last_img read more

11 people who immediately got what was coming to them

first_imgTHESE PEOPLE MESSED with karma, and karma messed with them right back.1. Ball isn’t going along with your messing2. I’m such a badass, this is gonna be so… GAH Source: Viralnova3. Push him off his bike? I push you off the bridge4. Beware of the dog, and the justice karma holds for them. They’re in cahoots 5. Overtaking? Take THIS6. HE’S, JUST, SO, ANGRY, umph7. Bye bye birdy, you messed with the wrong cat8. If you’re gonna rob, at least plan your exit in advance9. Bitter about getting the bottom bunk? Deal with it silently, or else10. Oh little boy, you have so much to learn about cats11. Take THAT milk bleughughbhghh ouchDriver’s attempt to skip traffic jam backfires mortifyingly>Badass tree fights back at man using it for target practice>last_img read more

Smoking 80 new jobs for ecigarette company in Waterford

first_imgIRISH E-CIGARETTE MAKER Healthier Smoker has announced a total of 80 new jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Six Cross Roads, Waterford.The positions will be divided evenly between the company’s manufacturing and retail and distribution arms.The company said that it could potentially offer up to 1,000 jobs over the next 12 months if its expansion proceeds as planned.A group of ex-smokers founded the company two years ago, and went on to raise €3 million to fund its initial expansion. A total of €10 million in funding is expected to flow into the vaping outfit, supporting new positions across 105 retail outlets, 150 store concessions and the Waterford plant.Big in ChinaThe product has proved to be a success as far away as China, with many people there buying from the Waterford outfit ahead of domestic competitors, spokesperson Stephen Ryan said.He said: “The fact that we have a 95% retention rate amongst people trialling the liquids speaks for itself and the response from customers certainly attests to it.”Ryan said that there was a huge growth potential in the e-cigarette industry over coming years.“In export terms, we anticipate that our business, just from this facility alone, could be worth €100 million in the next five years. The potential is staggering and Ireland could possibly become a world class centre of excellence for the production of e-liquids.”Healthier Smoker said that around 50,000 people use e-cigarettes in Ireland, with sales up 478% last year, pulling in €7.4 million in revenues.Read: The world’s first electronic joint has arrived>Read: E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban>last_img read more

Verizon Wireless Kills 1Year Contracts

first_imgFirst it was the New Every Two Program was cancelled, and now it’s the 1-Year Contract: Verizon Wireless has a vision for how its customers will sign up for their agreements, and when they’ll upgrade their devices. The company announced this week that on April 17th, they would do away with the 1-year contract option because a “greater majority of customers sign up for a two year contract,” according to a Verizon statement to Boy Genius Report. That’s likely true, but also partially because handset prices are more heavily subsidized if you sign up for a 2-year contract, and Verizon Wireless sales representatives push 2-year agreements over 1-year agreements to customers when they shop for handsets. Verizon Wireless did say that the company’s month-to-month contract-free plans would remain available, but considering month-to-month plans come with no handset subsidy, it’s unlikely that customers who previously had 1-year plans would move to them. [via Mashable]last_img read more

Le premier de lan a battu des records de chaleur selon Météo

first_imgLe premier de l’an a battu des records de chaleur, selon Météo FranceMétéo France a annoncé hier que la nuit de la Saint Sylvestre avait été la plus douce en terme de températures depuis 1883 avec 12,3°C à Paris.Habituellement, la moyenne des températures pour un mois de janvier, à Paris, est de 7°C. Or, le 31 décembre, la température de la capitale atteignait 14,3°C à 16h, soit une chaleur très proche du record de 15,6°C enregistré en 1883. De même, la nuit de la Saint Sylvestre n’est pas descendue en-dessous des 12,3°C.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?A Lille, la température dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche était de 11,4°C, le précédent record datant de 1960. Mais la palme de la douceur revient finalement à Nîmes qui bat le record national avec 19,8°C à 16h, battant ainsi le record de 1987 qui était établi à 18,3°C le 1er janvier 1987, selon Météo France. Si l’on en croit la prévisionniste Dominique Raspaud, cette douceur hivernale s’explique par plusieurs facteurs : d’une part par l’arrivée d’un air océanique très doux venant du sud-ouest et d’autre part par le fait que le ciel soit resté complètement couvert durant la nuit, empêchant les températures de chuter.A l’inverse, le 1er janvier, à Paris, ce sont aussi les nuages qui ont empêché la température de remonter alors que dans le sud du pays, le soleil a permis d’établir de nouveaux records de chaleurs pour un premier de l’an. Pour la semaine à venir, les prévisions de Météo France annoncent une persistance des températures clémentes.Le 2 janvier 2012 à 11:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sasha Banks vs Charlotte Flair for the RAW Womens Title scheduled to

first_img Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Facebook Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 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 Videos Articles Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Despite some confusion following a Mick Foley post on Facebook and then a tweet by Vince McMahon causing some confusion earlier this week, Sasha Banks defending the RAW Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair will main event Hell in a Cell tonight.According to multiple wrestling media reports on Sunday, the plan was Banks and Charlotte Flair to close the show tonight in Boston as of this morning. This would be the first time in WWE history that a women’s match would close a Pay Per View event.We noted in our Hell in a Cell preview earlier that WWE.com had given the match top billing in the actual Hell in a Cell area of the website. WWE has yet to officially confirm anything about Banks and Charlotte as the main event and continue to push the “triple main event” advertising with Banks vs. Charlotte, Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship and Roman Reigns vs. Rusev for the WWE United States Championship.We will have live coverage of WWE Hell in a Cell tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Videos Articles WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlottelast_img read more

Christian Benteke to be sold in the summer

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has reportedly decided to sell Christian Benteke for the upcoming summer transfer window, reports the Daily MailThe Belgium has struggled to make an impact at Selhurst Park this season with Benteke only having found the back of the net two times in his 27 appearances in all competitions.In light of these continued disappointing performances, Hodgson appears to have finally run out of patience with the 27 year-old and has decided to put him on the transfer list.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Benteke joined Palace in the summer of 2016 for a club record fee of £30m from Liverpool, but the club fear that they may face a struggle to get a deal worth anything close to what they paid if they are to be relegated at the end of the season.Another stumbling block for Palace could be Benteke’s wages with the forward earning £120,000-a-week.Currently Palace are 16th in the Premier League and are just six points clear of the bottom three.last_img read more

Floridas minimum wage set to increase starting January 1

first_img(WSVN) – Working Florida residents will get to start the new year with a little more cash in their pockets.The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that on Jan. 1, 2019, the Sunshine State will be increasing the minimum wage by 21 cents per hour.The increase will bring the minimum wage up from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour, which is the biggest increase since 2012, according to WPTV.The minimum wage rate for tipped employees who work for bigger employers will also increase from $5.23 to $5.44 per hour.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The Himalayan expedition

first_imgCascading waterfalls, mighty mountains, wild forests and the lush green valleys  make for everyone’s idea of utopia. For some it is a reality that they breathe day in and day out. The Himalayas, nurtures and sustains the faiths and socio-religious beliefs of its civilization. It cradles myths, legends and tales – some told some untold. Author Alka Raghuvanshi and photographer Sanjay Sharma capture these magical moments in places few have ventured due to reasons of inaccessibility in the book Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Garhwal Himalayas- Chorus of Solitude. ‘Perhaps it was ordained that many of the trips were made well before the book was even envisaged. And as the reader goes through the maze of legends and reality juxtaposed in weird and wonderful patterns, it would be important to remember that this journey into the unforgiving terrain – one wrong move is all that separates life from life eternal,’ says the author Alka Raghuvanshi. The photographer made endless trips to most places featured in this book in different seasons in his quest for getting just the right picture, including earlier this year in adverse weather conditions. Being the last documentation of the Uttrakhand region before havoc, this book written over six years assumes even more importance in this context.last_img read more