ONE OF MY FAVOURITE CITIES DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON SHARES HIS LOVE

first_imgAdvertisement Actor and former wrestling superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has taken to Instagram to share a personal story about his connection to the city of Vancouver – and how it helped him overcome adversity.Johnson is in Vancouver filming the action blockbuster Skyscraper.The video, which was posted Tuesday night, opens with Johnson standing on a balcony overlooking English Bay, and panning the camera to show the unmistakably smokey view. Twitter “I’ve got to show you guys this view, it is spectacular, of one of my favourite cities in the world, Vancouver, Canada,” Johnson said. Advertisement Johnson said he’s “shed [his] blood and sweat” in Vancouver over the course of multiple wrestling matches and film shoots.But there’s one experience that will always connect him to the city:“One thing a lot of people don’t know, that I want to share with you guys, is when I was 22 years old, I came to this city for the first time, I was playing in the Canadian Football League, playing my first pro football game,” Johnson said.“I was playing for the Calgary Stampeders, we were playing the BC Lions, I was so excited. Two days later I got cut, dreams shattered, sent home with seven bucks in my pocket.”It was, at the time, a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to his life’s dream of playing in the NFL the Fast and Furious star told fans. But years later, from a position of success he looked back and saw the situation differently.“[I] realized that playing in the NFL was the best thing that never happened, because it got me here.”Johnson finishes by telling his audience the lesson he learned is that the one thing we think we want, may turn out to be the wrong path.“So just have faith, and just keep that in mind and keep plugging away.”Johnson will be co-starring in Skyscraper with Neve Campbell and Pablo Schreiber, and is expected to be in town filming until November.IMDB describes the film, which is slated for a 2018 release, as a “hostage-action-thriller set in China.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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A ZOMBIE FLICK AND A FAKE COUNTRY MUSIC VIDEO HOW TWO QUEBEC

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Aubert actually had two films — Tuktuq and Les Affamés(Ravenous) — in contention at last week’s Quebec Cinema Gala. But it was the latter production — a bloody, brutal treatment of a village in rural Quebec overrun by face-eating zombies — that took the Best Film prize. A scene from the 2017 Quebec film Les Affames (Ravenous). (LES FILMS SEVILLE) Advertisement Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment MONTREAL—Quebec’s francophone entertainment universe is small but prolific. It tends to punch above its weight in most per capita calculations.But its cultural industries still face the same pitfalls: successful business formulas are often imposed upon creative products in the expectation that the box-office successes will also be repeated.However the recent laurels for film director Robin Aubert and, separately, for singer-songwriter Philippe Brach have proven there is still room for players with talent and the will to flip the script on Quebec’s cultural moulds. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Group of Canadian channels make their case for retaining status as mandatory

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s broadcasting regulator is holding three days of public hearings into licence renewals for a number of TV channels that are currently mandatory on basic packages that digital TV distributors are required to offer.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will decide whether the channels will continue to be designated mandatory on so-called “skinny” TV packages costing no more than $25 per month.A loss of the mandatory designation by the CRTC would force smaller, specialized Canadian channels to compete for limited spots on the lineup provided by cable, phone and satellite service providers.Among those scheduled to speak Monday was Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Inc., national French language services from TV5 Quebec Canada and Vues & Voix, a national French-language audio service.Earlier, the operator of the Weather Network and MeteoMedia said it wants TV distributors to be clearly required to carry both services, to serve both English and French audiences.Pelmorex Weather Networks (Television) Inc. says some TV distributors have interpreted the current rules to mean they are only permitted to carry one service or the other but not both.last_img read more

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José Mourinho Admits Going Through the Worst Period in His Career

Miami – Chelsea manager, José Mourinho, is not having a successful season and the Portuguese coach admitted to the press that he is going through the “worst” period in his career and would like to go back to winning again.“I define as the worst period in my career with the worst results in my career, which I get it as a fantastic experience. An experience that I don’t want to repeat. I want to finish tomorrow with this experience and start winning matches again,” declared Mourinho from the Chelsea training center.Taken aback by these turbulent circumstances this late in his career, the former Real Madrid coach feels he can still learn from the experience and looks forward to the future. “An experience that is a good experience in my career. I think comes too late, because to come after 15 years is too late… But is something that is helping me to be better, is a great negative experience,” he added.When asked about how he feels to be under pressure, Mourinho did not hesitate to answer, “I like to be under pressure when I am top of the league and the second is one point behind”.“I don’t like the position where we are, but I cope well with it,” he stressed putting an end to those that claim he is not reacting well to the ‘blues’ performance.Nevertheless, the one topic he refused to comment on was his public blowout with former Chelsea medic Eva Carneiro. Mourinho was direct and implied he does have something to say about it, but he will do it when the time is good for him.“For the past two months I didn’t open my mouth and I’m going to keep like this. One day I will speak but I will choose the day”, he said.At the moment “I read and I listen and I watch — and I’m quiet.”Mourinho will get the change to turn this “great negative experience” into a more positive one when Chelsea faces Southampton at Stamford Bridge this weekend. read more

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Morocco’s Greenhouse Cultivation Grows Faster Than Spain’s

Rabat – With the help of modern satellite analysis techniques, the Andalusian Council of Agriculture obtained data which shows that Morocco’s greenhouse crop is growing rapidly than Spain’s.The council issued its latest report which emphasized the “strong growth” of greenhouse acreage in Morocco, which increased from 9,000 hectares in 2001 to almost 24,000 hectares cultivated at the end of the last year, Spanish outlet La Voz de Almeria reported on December 10.The greenhouse’s cultivated surface in the North African country is expected to increase to 26,000 hectares at the end of this year, says the council’s report. The illustrated data corresponds only to the Souss-Massa-Draa region, namely the provinces of Agadir-Ida-Ou Tanane, Inezgane-Ait Melloul, Chtouka-Ait Baha, and Taroudant.Read Also: European Parliament’s INTA Adopts Morocco-EU Agriculture DealThe estimates provided in the report indicated a “significantly larger area” when adding other regions known for their abundant agricultural crops such as Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen in Western Morocco and Tangier-Tetouan in Northern Morocco.The strong growth is particularly shown in the provinces of Kenitra, near Rabat, and Larache, near Tangier, where greenhouse acreage has grown from 2,975 hectares of protected crop in 2002 to more than 8,500 hectares in the previous year, up 179 percent.Northern Morocco is the region where growth in greenhouse cultivation is the most notable, especially in areas closer to the ports that the greenhouse vegetables ship from.According to the Spanish report, greenhouse vegetables in these areas are growing much quicker than the rest of the North African country.Morocco is Spain’s largest non-EU fresh fruit and vegetables supplier with a total volume of 321,189 tons worth €507 million, the Spanish federation of fruit and vegetable exporters (Fepex) reported last week.Tomatoes are the most exported agricultural products to the world, mainly to the EU. The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) ranked Morocco fourth in tomato exports in the world at 527 million kilograms in 2017, 7 percent of the world’s total. read more

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Leak at Kollonawa oil pipeline

Jayawardena said that the transfer of oil from the harbor had been temporarily suspended till the leak was fixed. The leak had occurred at Papadam Watta when refined petrol was being transferred to the storage facility. He said that the authorities expect the leak to be fixed by tonight and the transfer of oil to resume soon. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda A leak had occurred at the Kollonawa oil pipeline this evening, a spokesman at the Kollonawa oil storage facility said.Nishantha Jayawardena said that the leak had occurred on the pipeline transferring oil from a ship at the Colombo harbor to the Kollonawa oil storage terminal. read more

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Bombardier puts salary freeze on its 38000 nonunionized employees

MONTREAL – Bombardier is freezing the salaries of its roughly 38,000 non-unionized employees as it deals with costly delays in the launch of its CSeries commercial jet.The freeze covers workers in all divisions, including its head office in Montreal, spokeswoman Isabelle Rondeau said Friday.“The end of the salary freeze is undetermined,” she said.The Montreal-based transportation giant has already announced 1,700 layoffs in its aerospace division and Rondeau said company is also cutting travel budgets and reducing business travel.“We’ve had strong orders. However, we’ve had some challenges regarding the achievement our profit margins,” she said in explaining the need to cut expenses.Bombardier has delayed entry into service of its CS100 plane until the second half of 2015, with the larger CS300 six months after that. The company has said the aircraft’s cost will rise to about US$4.4 billion as delays in first deliveries add about US$1 billion in development costs and capitalized interest.Analysts have raised concerns about whether the delay will cause a cash crunch for the company and force it to issue more shares or seek more funding.But Bombardier has given assurances that the company has enough flexibility to deal with the situation, saying it has $3.4 billion of cash and access to $1.4 billion in credit.Still, Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s have both downgraded Bombardier’s ratings.Last month, Bombardier reported adjusted net income fell 29 per cent to US$129 million in the fourth quarter, down from US$181 million a year earlier.Bombardier makes planes and trains and operates globally. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2014 1:37 pm MDT Bombardier puts salary freeze on its 38,000 non-unionized employees read more

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Commentary Golf world ready for new face

Rory McIlroy did more than finish out a dominating US Open performance last Sunday in Bethesda, Md.; he finished golf’s search for its next superstar. The 22-year-old rocked the golf world last week with his 72-hole score of 16-under par, eight shots better than runner-up Jason Day. The win couldn’t have come at a better time for the young Irishman. McIlroy blew a 4-stroke lead at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., last month after leading the field for the first three rounds. He posted a final round 8-over-par 80 to fall out of the top-10. After turning pro in 2007 at the age of 18, McIlroy had posted three top-3 finishes in major tournaments before adding the US Open Championship to the list. It is no coincidence that McIlroy has climbed to the No. 4 spot in golf’s world rankings as he is the youngest player to win a Major since Scotland native Tom Morris won the British Open in 1868 at the age of 17. But no one is comparing McIlroy to Tom Morris. McIlroy’s recent success has instead been drawing comparisons to the likes of some of golf’s greatest players, such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, and at the ripe age of 22 years, they are well-deserved. His win on Sunday brings back memories of Woods’ 12-stroke win at the 1997 Masters. The then-25-year-old Woods’ dominating performance catapulted his career and quickly made him the face of the golfing world. But Woods took a break from the PGA Tour in 2009 after a knee injury forced him to put a hold on his golfing career. After his personal issues forced him to continue his lockout from golf, the Tour was left with a handful of mediocre golfers who could not fill Tiger’s shoes. Golf became faceless. Ratings plummeted and major companies withdrew their tournament sponsorships. Even Jack Nicklaus’ once prestigious Memorial Tournament has begun to lack its luster, drawing slim and unenthusiastic crowds. And just as we began to get used to a world without Tiger and no-name tournament winners, Rory McIlroy appeared. As McIlroy tore through the back nine at Congressional Country Club last Sunday, many were waiting for him to fall apart. But that never happened. From tee to green, McIlroy exemplified the poise and precision of a Tiger-Woods Sunday charge. From hole-to-hole his confidence never left him, and as his final putt found the bottom of the cup, McIlroy wasn’t the only one who came out on top—golf won too. Golf’s future is now resting steadily on the shoulders of young players like McIlroy, and although he might not have the same fist-pumping enthusiasm as a guy named Tiger, an 8-stroke win in any tournament is sending a message: A changing of the guard has arrived. Rory McIlroy is here to stay. read more

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Julian Fellowes at odds with Prince Charles over royals plans for 100

first_imgIn 2013, the writer responded to earlier proposals for development of a cornfield that forms part of a spectacular valley that is overlooked by Hardy’s former home.Hardy designed and built Max Gate and wrote some of his most famous work there, including Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and The Mayor of Casterbridge.The large red brick house is now at risk of encroachment, according to plans drawn up by the Duchy of Cornwall, which owns land next to it that it plans to develop.The proposal is for 100 Edwardian Arts and Crafts-inspired homes to be erected on the grassland. Max Gate, where Hardy lived for 50 years, now belongs to the National Trust.Admirers of the large house include Lord Fellowes, who lives in the nearby village of Stafford which is in the heart of “Hardy Country”.Last year, the Oscar-winning writer helped thwart a similar-sized development in Lower Bockhampton, where Hardy went to school and set his 1872 novel Under the Greenwood Tree. Julian Fellowes, the Downton Abbey creator, is attempting to curtail plans by Prince Charles for a housing development over fears it will ruin views of Thomas Hardy’s former home.The Prince of Wales’s Duchy of Cornwall estate has unveiled controversial plans to build a large housing estate that will back onto the late author’s historic property.Lord Fellowes, the president of the Hardy Society, has expressed concern that the 100 new properties might “impinge” on Grade I-listed Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset.It is the second time Lord Fellowes has publicly criticised Prince Charles’s estate with a warning that he risks destroying “Hardy land”. Other local residents have already voiced fears the housing development will bring extra traffic to the Dorchester suburb on top of the visitor traffic for Max Gate.But a Duchy of Cornwall spokesman said that at a recent public meeting called to discuss the plans, the reaction from locals was “quite positive”.He said: “We are working with the local community and stakeholders such as The National Trust and Natural England to shape development plans for 100 much-needed, new homes across four sites in the Fordington area of Dorchester.”The community consultation gave members of the public the opportunity to have their say on these plans, including the creation of a new wetland habitat for wildlife beside the River Frome.”We will now use these comments to guide our plans before a formal application is submitted early next year.”The Duchy owns swathes of land around Dorchester, most notably Poundbury which is Prince Charles’ 20-year project to build a utopian town which is already home to 2,500 people.Max Gate was designed by Hardy, a trained architect and built by his father and brother from red brick in 1885. Thomas HardyCredit:Hulton Archive/Getty 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.center_img The local council is aware that they have something special, they must look after the story of Thomas Hardy and always bear it in mindLord Fellowes Lord Fellowes said: “I’m permanently concerned about the future of Max Gate, which has already been compromised by housing on one side.”The local council is aware that they have something special, they must look after the story of Thomas Hardy and always bear it in mind.”Perhaps there is a way of developing the land that impinges less on Max Gate. With that being said I see no point in going to war over it and I do feel there must be new houses, people must be housed.”He added: “What stuns me is why all this development comes to Dorchester, I’m not sure why it’s unequally shared among surrounding towns.”Although the Duchy of Cornwall has had the plans drawn up, they are yet to be submitted to the local planning authority for approval. Of the 100 new properties, 35 of them will be “affordable homes”.Richard Nicholls, of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: “There is always a concern when building is done on green spaces and this is no exception.”Developments are contentious, especially in this case when it’s on a site so close to Max Gate, which is such a culturally significant building.”We will certainly be keeping a close eye on proceedings and once a plan is submitted, we’ll adopt a formal stance.” Thomas Hardylast_img read more

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LAST TRAIN FOR GERMAN HANDBALL Bitter will play against Poland

← Previous Story RK Vardar – the last team at SEHA F4! Next Story → South American games: Brazil and Argentina in winning series bittercome back handballGerman handballQatar 2015 “The last train for the German handball is coming next June and going to Qatar”. If one of the TOP handball nations miss another big event and practically lost the chance to play at Olympic Games in Rio 2016, German DKB Bundesliga could suffered serious problems as the biggest force in European handball. That’s why Germans trying to do everything to get ready for the Play-Off clashes against strong Poland in two weekends of June.The latest news is that HSV’s goalkeeper, one of the hero of EHF CL F4 last year in Cologne, Johannes Bitter has decided to come back to the NT after three years absence. Member of golden WCH 2007 squad, last matches for Germany has played at WCh 2011 in Sweden…Germany missed EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, but also Olympic Games in Londom… read more

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Minister asks for garda report on Dublin bike thefts

first_imgJUSTICE MINISTER ALAN Shatter has asked the gardaí to compile a report on the growing problem of bicycle theft in Dublin.The Fine Gael TD has asked officers to examine a UK initiative, which sees cycle theft tackled through high-visibility patrols, surveillance, intelligence-led operations, covert policing tactics and by marking bikes at free cycle surgeries.The issue was raised in a recent parliamentary question by Labour deputy John Lyons, who suggested the establishment of an operation similar to the Project Cycle Ops in London.In recent years, gardaí have urged cyclists to keep a record of their bicycles’ frame identification numbers, colours and other unique features. A YouTube video was also developed last year to encourage vigilant security measures.A number of stations are currently involved in a pilot scheme which allows members of the public to view photographs of recovered property on Flickr and other social media sites.CSO figures reveal that about 4,000 bicycles were stolen from Dublin last year.Last week, singer Bressie highlighted the issue after his bicycle was robbed.“There seems to be huge increase in robberies of bikes and these bikes can be seriously expensive. Please don’t buy bikes if unsure of origin,” he said on Twitter.The culprit, in that case, was arrested by gardaí.Police in London believe the increased activity has seen some excellent results, with 16 arrests in just one week in August following the initiative targeting thieves.Read: Dublin Simon Community has only van stolen by thievesColumn: Why recovering my brother’s stolen bike meant so muchInfographic: Someone left a rabbit and a box of live crickets on the bus*last_img read more

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E apologises after airing insensitive fun fact about Michael J Fox

first_imgWe regret the insensitive classification of Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our Eonline [sic] live stream.  We understand the serious nature of the disease and sincerely apologise.The error was pointed out almost immediately by viewers on Twitter, who then began creating ‘fun facts’ of their own. Variety reports that E! has issued an apology, saying: EVERY YEAR E! broadcast coverage of the red carpet at the entertainment industry’s biggest award shows, the Golden Globes included.Last night was no different, and as stars strolled down the busy carpet, ‘fun facts’ about them popped up on the screen.Unfortunately, the network has been forced to apologise after one of the ‘fun facts’ referred to Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.center_img 7 of the best moments from last night’s Golden Globes>WATCH: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s gas opening Golden Globes monologue>last_img read more

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399 iPads found on sale at TJ Maxx

first_imgFor those parties looking to get hold of an Apple iPad we recommend holding off visiting your local Apple store as the sleek device has been spotted for $399 in TJ Maxx stores.This wouldn’t be such an amazing offer if it was only $20 off Apple’s official rrp, but as its $100 this is not to be sneezed at!According to the sources over at Engadget it appears that after their investigations a select range of TJ Maxx stores (Ohio and New Jersey) are going to sell the 16GB iPad Wi-Fi model for $399 this Black Friday. However even more stores might, so if you were after the iPad it would be a good idea to give your local TJ Maxx store a ring and go out and grab one whilst you can.We have to wonder why would they be offering the iPad at such a reduced rate? We know it’s the 16GB Wi-Fi version but even so this is a good saving. It’s either to get rid of surplus stock or the best bet is that it’s a clever marketing ploy, because as most people will be aware, Apple’s latest iOS should be out next week – if all goes to plan – and this would seem like a good enough reason to push out a couple more tablets into the market place.Either way it’s a win-win situation for consumers looking to grab an iPad at a more realistic price.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

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MGS The Legacy Collection is simply too big for the Xbox 360

first_imgPlayStation 3 owners and Metal Gear Solid fans are in for a treat later this year when Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection sees a release on PS3. It brings together eight MGS games in one package, and classes as the ultimate collection (to date) for the series.You’d think such a collection would be offered to that other console with millions of owners: the Xbox 360, but that’s just not going to happen. It’s not that Konami and series creator Hideo Kojima don’t want to release the game on Microsoft’s machine, they physically just can’t.The main problem is Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. It required a Blu-ray to fit all the data on for the PS3 launch, but the Xbox 360 doesn’t have that option and splitting it up across multiple DVDs just isn’t worth the work involved to achieve it. Such a task would also increase the production costs for the 360 version.With the next Xbox expected to ship with a Blu-ray drive, Kojima has said the collection may be viable as a next-gen release. If Microsoft ends up hurting for new content when the console launches, they would probably welcome a collection of that quality to the release schedule.If you do intend to pick up MGS: The Legacy Collection on PS3 later this year, you can expect to find the following games as part of the package:Metal GearMetal Gear 2: Solid SnakeMetal Gear SolidMetal Gear Solid: VR MissionsMetal Gear Solid 2: Sons of LibertyMetal Gear Solid 3: Snake EaterMetal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the PatriotsMetal Gear Solid: Peace WalkerYou will also find a couple of graphic novels created by Ashley Wood thrown in, so don’t expect this to be a budget release. The expected release date is sometime in June for Japan and not too long after that in the West.last_img read more

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Une ONG accuse larmée vietnamienne de trafic de bois

first_imgUne ONG accuse l’armée vietnamienne de trafic de boisJeudi, l’armée vietnamienne a été accusée de trafic de bois au Laos par une ONG de défense de l’environnement. Une accusation immédiatement démentie par le gouvernement du Vietnam, qui s’est dit très attentif à la protection des forêts.Une ONG de défense de l’environnement a accusé jeudi l’armée vietnamienne de jouer un rôle pivot dans le trafic de bois brut venu du Laos, activité lucrative qui menace les forêts dont dépendent des millions de Laotiens, rapporte romandie.com. Cette accusation fait suite au rapport de l’Agence d’investigation sur l’environnement (EIA) qui révèle plus particulièrement, le rôle central de la Compagnie de coopération économique (COECCO) dont l’armée est propriétaire.  Au Laos, la population est majoritairement rurale et dépend donc en grande partie de la forêt pour son alimentation. Dans les années 1940, la forêt recouvrait 70% de son territoire, mais en 2002, il n’est plus question que de 41% du territoire. Selon l’EIA, au moins 500.000 mètres cubes de bois, d’une valeur de plus de 150 millions de dollars, passeraient ainsi chaque année la frontière entre le Laos et le Vietnam. Des chiffres qui laissent supposer une nouvelle chute de 30% de la surface de forêt d’ici à 2020.Des problèmes en amont et en aval  Le rapport dénonce particulièrement une corruption généralisée au sein de l’administration laotienne en charge des forêts, qui ignore l’interdiction d’exportations de bois brut décidée par le Laos. Et malgré qu’il existe également une législation qui interdit les importations de bois illégal, les produits transformés issus de ce trafic, notamment des meubles, sont exportés puis vendus aux Etats-Unis et en Union européenne. À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasAu mois de juin, le Premier ministre laotien Thongsing Thammavong avait déjà ordonné aux autorités de renforcer les mesures contre ce trafic, selon le quotidien officiel Vientiane Times. Mais la porte-parole du ministère vietnamien des Affaires étrangères, Nguyen Phuong Nga, a démenti le trafic de bois ou d’abattage au Laos de la part de l’armée vietnamienne, en assurant que son pays était très attentif quant à la protection des forêts. Aujourd’hui, Faith Doherty, responsable du secteur forêt de l’ONG basée à Londres, réclame alors l’exclusion de l’armée vietnamienne en ce qui concerne les opérations d’abattage au Laos. Le 29 juillet 2011 à 10:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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What hinders a Healthy Sex Life in Committed relationships by Dr Patrick

first_img Related Items:Dr. Patrick E. Prince, healthy sex life Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSex or sexual issues are usually symptoms of other problems within the relationship. When these are resolved, most couples realized it was never about sex.The following checklist highlights a few of the common relationship issues that I have experienced / addressed throughout my 23+ years of practice dealing with couples. This is not limited to TCI, but includes my Country, St. Kitts & Nevis, as well as other Caribbean Countries, and the United States of America where I studies and trained. This is not an exhaustive list; and these so-called sexual issues are often not about sex or sexual activities, but are signs and symptoms of other fundamental issues that are ignored:1. Boundary Issues – most spouses want to change their partners, and can’t; thus, there are holdouts on sexual activities as a way to pressure that change, which often never comes. Instead, it puts more strain on the relationship and on sexual activity.2. Decreased or Lack of Intimacy – as a result of couples not being able to spend the quality time and communicating as openly and positively as before, when they first met; desire for and affection towards each other decline. This often leaves both partners, or at least one partner unsatisfied; and sexual activity becomes more of a chore than a cloud of bliss.3. Distracted Attention – couples usually bring children into the mix. Children are a blessing; but couples have a tendency to allow children to distract their love, romance, and intimacy. Couples don’t date anymore, don’t have their sexual cat-plays anymore, they don’t dress sexily in the bedroom anymore… when asked why? The usual response, “the Children.” Of course, this hinders getting to the home base (Sex!!!).4. Emotional Cheating – because of all of the above previously highlighted issues, couples usual turn to a friend or a online buddy or a neighbor to confide in. This becomes a habitual activity. And, before you know it, it has gone too far. In most cases, there are no physical sexual interactions. However, the partner becomes so caught up in the emotional relationship that it distracts from the actual “real” relationship. Not finding a way to effectively communicate their needs and the relational hiccups, couples cause the door to the bedroom to be temporary closed.5. Lack of Appreciation – can trigger infidelity or emotional cheating. When a partner does not feel appreciated, s/he often turn to others for such attention. More often than not does “it” stays as verbal compliments. Left attended, it crosses over to the other side… where sexual activity looks brighter.6. Lack of Effective Communication – instead of couples communicate with each other, they talk at each other, complain to each other, and criticize one another as a means to communicate. What this does is turn off the switch to the activities in bedroom, starting with a decline in intimacy and foreplaying.7. Money – The Mighty King Sparrow (Calypsonian) sings, “No Money, No Love.” Couples are often not openly honest with each other about the finances. In many relationships, couples don’t budget; and the financial resources become depleted. The bills are yet to paid, but one partner has a new set of leather car seats or the other partner gets her ballroom-style gown, nails done, hair style off the chain for the upcoming event… Either way, neither partner previously discussed their spending; and thus, this turns into a verbal fight of yelling and name calling, resulting into resentment lasting for weeks up to months. When this happens, you know the bedroom door is closed for business… No Money, No Love!8. Poor Time Management – due to the stressful demands of work and hours spent on community volunteering activities, couples become so busy and distressed that the quality of their marital relationship decline, starting with the lack of spending quality time with each other. Therefore, the teasing and cat-playing that usual precedes awesome sexual activities are stopped; thus, killing the “big bang” feeling during sexual activities.9. Technological Interference and Distraction – with technology comes responsibility. Many couples text at dinner, at family meetings, in the bedroom – when they should be touching and gently caressing each other. Having the laptop in bed all the time next to your partner, doe not equal “Quality Time.” Many couples are on Facebook, when they should be kissing their partners faces. Many are on Twitter, when they should be tweeting the words of love in their partners ears. When this happens, partners will be turned off; thus, shutting the lid to the cookie jar.10. Unwillingness to Forgive – “I can forgive, but I can’t forget” … is usually what is said when asked about forgiving the past and moving on for the better. Many couples are NOT willing to forgive; … they are able to forgive, but more often, they are NOT willing to forgive. When this happens, resentment usually dominates and many partners resort to sleeping in the children’s or other bedroom or on the sofa / couch to avoid intimacy or sexual interactions with their significant other.last_img read more

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People on the Move 061010

first_imgLongtime Mediaweek editor-in-chief Michael Burgi is reportedly leaving the magazine after 17 years, and is expected to be succeeded by executive editor Jim Cooper. Burgi is leaving to become vice president of communications at cable consortium Canoe Ventures.The Economist Group-owned CQ-Roll Call Group appointed Mark Walters senior vice president of advertising. Walters joins the CQ-Roll Call Group from Dun & Bradstreet, where he served as vice president of advertising at its D & B Digital division.Time Inc.’s Real Simple announced a pair of staffing changes: Didi Gluck was named beauty and health director and Abbey Kuster-Prokell was appointed art director.Kim Kelleher was appointed vice president global sales for Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group, becoming the franchise’s first woman ad sales leader in its 55-year history. Previously, Kelleher served as vice president and publisher of Self magazine.Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. named former Real Simple president and publisher Robin Domeniconi senior vice president and chief brand officer for the Elle Group, replacing Carol Smith, who in April was named vice president and publishing director of Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit and the Gourmet brand. Most recently, Domeniconi served as vice president of U.S. advertising sales, marketing and publishing for Microsoft. Hachette says Domeniconi will hire a vice president and brand publisher for Elle in the coming weeks.Paige Rense Noland will retire from Architectural Digest magazine in August after serving 35 years as editor-in-chief. A successor has not been named. Noland will remain on the magazine’s masthead as editor emeritus. The Council on Foreign Relations has appointed Gideon Rose editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, replacing James F. Hodge Jr., who is stepping down. Previously, Rose served as managing editor. Event management and registration software company etouches named Jim Alkon as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently, Alkon served as group publisher of FOLIO: parent Red 7 Media’s events group. Laura McEwen has been named vice president and publisher of Self. Most recently, McEwen served as vice president and publisher of Teen Vogue, a position she held since February 2008.Active Interest Media appointed Gary DeSanctis vice president of sales for the company’s marine group, as well as co-publisher of Yachts International. Previously, DeSanctis served as president and publisher of ShowBoats International. Before that, he served as vice president and publisher of Yachting and Motor Boating under Time Inc.’s former Time4 Media division.Hanya Yangihara was named executive editor of Hearst’s Town&Country, succeeding deputy editor John Cantrell, who is leaving the company next month. Most recently, Yangihara served as deputy editor of Condé Nast Traveler.last_img read more

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State Sues Feds Over Arctic Refuge Exploration

first_imgThe state of Alaska filed a lawsuit last week against the federal government for rejecting Gov. Sean Parnell’s application to explore the geology of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Interior Department says the window for such oil and gas exploration in the refuge closed in 1987. The1980 law that created the refuge left it to a future Congress to decide whether to allow petroleum development on the coastal plain, and Congress has repeatedly rejected the idea. Parnell argues the law still allows exploratory activity. The case was filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.last_img read more

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NGOs distribute free wheelchairs

first_imgRajendranagar : On the occasion of Independence Day, the Telangana Disabled Welfare Society in association with Happy India Organization and Koshas Welfare Society distributed free wheel chairs to needy persons. Zia Husam, Chief Guest, Abed Ali, president, Happy India organization, Syed Afroz, president, Telangana Disabled Welfare Society, Dr Sadhan, President, Koshas Welfare Society, Maulana Riyazuddin Naqshbandi, Chisty Foundation,Telangana chapter hyderabad, Shiva Mudiraj, president, Netaji Yuvajana Club, Chitti Babu and others took part.last_img read more

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Woman attempts suicide over school fees in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: The incident of a woman suicide attempt by jumping from Prakasam Barrage has created a flutter in Vijayawada on Monday night. The woman, Kalyanam Suneetha (37) a resident of Moghalrajpuram here in the city, reportedly came to the barrage as she was upset over management of Narayana IIT Olympiad school for not allowing her son to the class for non-payment of the second term fees. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us Suneetha said she was insulted by the school management and threatened to give her son TC when she questioned them. She added that the management had charged Rs 85,000 as fees for class 9th and an extra amount for books and uniform. At the time of the school reopening, they have paid Rs 5,000 as admission fees and paid another Rs 20,000 in a week. However, in the first week of August, Suneetha received a phone call from the management to pay the remaining fees, blackmailed to sent the boy home if the fees is not paid by August 15. Suneetha’s suicide attempt was foiled by the locals who noticed her and informed to the police. The police persons have given counseling to her at one town police station.last_img read more

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