first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR FILM?I was inspired by watching old John Wayne Westerns. He always has a comedic sidekick – played by Walter Brennan, Gaby Hayes, Andy Devine, etc – who is played for humor, but who John Wayne relies on, intimately. I wanted to know who that sidekick was.WHAT WERE THE GREATEST CHALLENGES YOU FACED DURING THE FILM?We were shooting a Western in 20 days in the middle of nowhere Montana. Every day we had to race the sunset, fight the weather. It really was an adventure.WHAT APPEAL DO YOU THINK YOUR FILM WILL HAVE FOR AUDIENCES?It’s a modern twist on the classic Western that I hope appeals to fans of the genre and folks looking for a good movie.WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A CREATOR?To tell stories that make people think and influence their perspectives.WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NEXT?A sci fi script.WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING FILMMAKERS?Go make your movie.WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVOURITE FILMS OF ALL TIME?Too many to name … Unforgiven, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Ballad of Cable Hogue among many others.IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOUR FILM IN THREE WORDS … WHAT WOULD THEY BE?Coming-of-age WesternIF YOU COULD RESHOOT ANY FILM MADE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE IT?I wouldn’t want to touch someone else’s creation like that.WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL SHOWTIMES:NOVEMBER 30, 2017, 8:30 PM – RAINBOWDECEMBER 1, 2017, 3:15 PM – RAINBOWGET YOUR TICKETS AT: A coming-of-age Western for a 65 year old man.CASTING AND CREDITSExecutive Producer: Niraj Bhatia Higher Content (Production Company), Om Films (Production Company), Armian Pictures (Production Company), Rival Pictures (Production Company)Producers: Jared Moshe, Edward Parks, Neda Armian, Dan Burks, Higher Content, Om Films, Armian Pictures, Rival PicturesCast: Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan, Peter FondaCinematographer: David McFarlandEditing: Terel GibsonScreenplay: Jared MosheDistribution/Print Source: A24 Bill Pullman Peter Fonda Joseph Lee Anderson Michael Spears Emily Jones THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:center_img DIRECTOR’S BIO: Jared Moshe is an American-born film director, screenwriter and producer of independent films. He wrote and directed the feature Westerns Dead Man’s Burden (2013) and The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017). He has also produced the features Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011), Silver Tongues (2011), Beautiful Losers (2008), Low and Behold (2007), Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006), and Destricted (2006).FILM: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN Advertisement Advertisement GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL TODAYlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement BUBBLES WANTS YOUR KITTIES!Help Bubbles fill up the Trailer Park Boys Podcast with cat videos!Submit a video of your furry friend to, and it could be featured on the Trailer Park Boys Podcast!BUBBLES WANTS YOUR KITTIES! Submit a video of your furry friend to, and it could be featured on the Trailer Park Boys Podcast! #KittyOfTheWeek #Bubbles #kitties— Trailer Park Boys (@trailerparkboys) January 29, 2018 Twitter Advertisement Upload a video of your kitty and Bubbles will pick his favourite ones and share them on the podcash.  Competition is going to be stiff so make sure your kitty is at its best!  Do they have a cute trick?  Do they make a DECENT sound when you do a bit of belly work to them?  Do they have a paw that resembles Vince the Pince’s paw?Don’t make them too fucking long either, Bubbles WILL get sucked into the videos and lose his whole day so keep them short!Who knows, maybe YOUR kitty will wind up in the Super Cat’s Cat Show! Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

TransCanada name change de emphasizes Canada for leery investors analyst

first_img“To suggest one of the biggest corporations in Canada is changing its name to distance itself from Canadian policies? I don’t know that I agree with that when a good chunk of their customers are still Canadian and who they interact with are still Canadian,” he said.There’s good reason for the company to be proud of its Canadian roots, he added, given its place on stock market indexes of Canadian firms and Canada’s reputation versus the United States in Mexico.TransCanada says it has about 7,000 employees in North America, with 3,500 in Canada, 3,200 in the U.S. and 300 in Mexico.It said its new name reflects its diverse business interests in pipelines, power generation and energy storage operations in the three countries. TransCanada vowed to keep headquarters in Calgary and said it plans to continue trading under the symbol TRP on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges if shareholders approve the name change at its next annual meeting.On its website, TransCanada says it was founded in 1951 to develop the TransCanada Pipeline to bring natural gas from Western Canada to eastern customers. The pipeline is now called the Canadian Mainline. “Whether they know us as TC Energy in English, TC Energie in French, or TC Energia in Spanish, the communities where we operate can continue to count on us to follow through on our commitments and live up to our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration in everything we do.”The name change was announced a day after rallies were staged in cities across Canada in support of northern B.C. Indigenous people who are trying to stop a TransCanada subsidiary from building the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project through disputed territory.“Some investors have grown leery of investing in Canada. I think this is a way to de-emphasize Canada, quite frankly,” said Jennifer Rowland, a St. Louis-based analyst for Edward Jones, noting delays in building new oil pipelines led to Alberta imposing crude production constraints on its producers.“Removing Canada from its name is a way to remind investors it’s not just a Canadian company, with some of the challenges we’re seeing in Canada.”She said the name change recalls the move by Calgary-based EnCana to rebrand itself with a lower-case “C” in 2010, thus de-emphasizing its Canadian roots.But Calgary-based analyst Matthew Taylor of Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., said he accepts the company’s explanation, adding the move has been talked about for some time.center_img CALGARY, A.B. – A planned move by TransCanada Corp. to change its name to TC Energy will help it attract investors who are “leery” of putting money in anything Canadian given the country’s recent difficulty in building energy projects, a U.S.-based financial analyst said Wednesday.But the company and a Canadian financial analyst disagreed, saying the name change recognizes that TransCanada has grown outside the country, with moves including its recent US$13-billion purchase of U.S. natural gas transporter Columbia Pipeline Group and a growing list of projects in Mexico.“While our strategy and priorities remain the same, we believe the new name will help to further unite our employees and will enable us to better connect with our diverse stakeholders,” said chief executive Russ Girling in a news release on Wednesday.last_img read more

Tobacco sale ban below 21 may prevent new smokers

first_imgRaising the legal age for tobacco purchase from 18 to 21 years is likely to reduce smoking rates in young people and make the generation smoke-free, experts suggest. Most smokers start smoking during childhood and two-thirds of those who try smoking early will become regular smokers later, said the study published in The BMJ. Increasing the legal age to 21 would make it harder for children to obtain cigarettes and take the legal age beyond school age, said Nicholas Hopkinson, respiratory specialist from the Imperial College London. “Smoking is a contagious habit transmitted within peer groups, and the age increase will protect younger children from exposure to older pupils in school who smoke. It will also remove a potential source of supply within schools,” said Hopkinson. He stressed that besides helping existing smokers to quit, preventing young people from taking to smoking is imperative. Hopkinson also suggested that a “polluter pays” tax set to raise around $198 million per year from tobacco manufacturers will help to pay for a revitalised, evidence-based set of tobacco control policies.last_img read more

Top UN official spells out priorities for better global health

“I see WHO catalyzing more effective development aid that builds the capacities for countries to move towards self-reliance. Countries want a hand-up, not a hand-out,” said Margaret Chan, the WHO Director-General, addressing the opening session of the 64th World Health Assembly in Geneva.“I see a WHO that continues to bias much of its work towards the many unmet health needs in Africa and beyond, and to the empowerment of healthy, well-educated, self-confident women and girls,” she said.Dr. Chan spoke of the need to gives a bigger say to the many partners working on global health issues and to encourage them to speak with a coherent voice to the respond to the needs and priorities of those receiving their services.“I see a WHO that pursues excellence, an organization that is effective, efficient, responsive, objective, transparent and accountable.“I see a new WHO that works with other sectors to address health risks that threaten the health and stability of societies, and a new WHO where all countries, small or big, rich or poor, come together to defend equity, social justice, and human rights,” said Dr. Chan.She said the recent achievements in global health are attributable to WHO’s collaboration with States, other UN agencies, various global health initiatives and funding mechanisms, civil society organizations, foundations, and the private sector.“But WHO has unquestionably shaped the health agenda and gathered the technical expertise and guidance that have paved the way for other initiatives to move forward towards their goals,” added Dr. Chan.Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva, told the assembly’s opening session that meaningful progress on maternal health and women’s health can only be achieved through the broader issue of gender equality and women’s empowerment.He spoke out against cuts in health budgets as a result of the global economic downturn, warning that the reductions in spending on health care will undermine long-term development.“The WHO – with its extensive expertise in developing innovative financing mechanisms and establishing partnerships – has taken the lead in guiding countries in this regard,” said Mr. Tokayev.“Global health is one of the greatest challenges of our time, but also an area of opportunity with scope for solutions. Continued political commitment is indispensable if we are to translate the promise of technological and scientific advances into reality.”The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO and brings together delegations from all WHO Member States to determine the policies of the Organization and its approve proposed programme budget. 16 May 2011The head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today outlined her vision for the agency for the current century, emphasizing the need to help Africa and other regions meet their health needs and ensuring that development aid is used to help countries move towards self-reliance. read more

Agrium target of activist investor Jana reports higher Q4 earnings

by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 21, 2013 7:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Agrium, target of activist investor Jana, reports higher Q4 earnings CALGARY – Agrium Inc., which is embroiled in a proxy fight with its largest shareholder, reported higher fourth-quarter profits and sales on Thursday.The Calgary-based fertilizer giant says net earnings for the last three months of 2012 were $354 million, or $2.34 per share, up from $193 million, or $1.20 per share, a year earlier.Sales were $3.26 billion, up from $3.18 billion.The results were helped by a $22 million recovery of previously paid and disputed guarantees for letters of credit in an AWB Ltd. investment. AWB is the Australian grain handler Agrium acquired in 2010.The quarter also included an $18 million recovery in share-based expense payment expenses.Without those items, net earnings would have been $326 million, or $2.16 per share.The earnings beat analyst expectations of $2.02 per share, while revenue came in line with Street predictions, according to Thomson Reuters.The dispute with Jana Partners LLC went public in August, after the New York hedge fund had first approached Agrium privately in May. The fund has spent $1 billion for a 6.5 per cent stake in the fertilizer giant.Among other things, Jana wants Agrium to split its retail division, which sells seeds, fertilizers and other products to farmers, from its wholesale segment.Agrium says that proposal would expose shareholders to too much risk and destroy value.Agrium’s retail segment had record sales of $2 billion during the fourth quarter, an increase of eight per cent, compared to $1.8 billion a year earlier.“The increase was primarily due to a combination of the large winter wheat crop planted, early harvest and favourable weather conditions for the fall application season in the U.S.,” Agrium said.Wholesale had sales of $1.4 billion, a slight dip from the record $1.5 billion it reported during the same quarter of 2011.Jana has also attacked Agrium for its costs, capital allocation and governance.The fund wants to appoint five directors to Agrium’s board. Its slate includes Jana managing partner Barry Rosenstein, former Liberal agriculture minister Lyle Vanclief and three men with the executive experience in distribution that the fund says is lacking on Agrium’s board.Last week, Agrium put forward two of its own candidates, former Viterra Inc. CEO Mayo Schmidt and former Deere & Co. executive David Everitt.Agrium said it had been close to reaching a compromise with Jana to put an end to what has become a bitter proxy fight, but that the hedge fund “reneged” at the “last minute.” Jana takes issue with that version of events.In an open letter to Agrium shareholders earlier this week, Jana said neither Schmidt nor Everitt have the adequate distribution experience that Agrium needs and were “pre-screened to ensure compliance with the status-quo.”The letter also took aim at Agrium’s decision to schedule its annual general meeting on April 9, a month earlier than the event normally takes place. Agrium says it wants to get the battle over with, while Jana accuses it of cutting short the debate.Agrium shares dropped 1.8 per cent to $108.75 on the Toronto Stock Exchange Thursday. read more

UN chief in Mali to mark dedication service and sacrifice of peacekeepers

UN staff reporting on the visit took the opportunity to go out with the team ahead of the arrival of Secretary-General António Guterres. The UN chief will be in Mali to mark the 70th anniversary of UN peacekeeping, alongside the dedicated men and women who serve in the Organization’s most deadly operation, known as MINUSMA, a French acronym that stands for the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.“Patrols are conducted to reassure the population, to help them overcome the feeling of insecurity. At the beginning of the crisis, people did not dare to go out because they were scared of armed groups and of attacks”, explains Masserigne Faye, Coordinator for the police component that’s integral to the mission.Overall, the capital appeared calm and peaceful on Sunday night, with drivers happy to allow the joint patrol to look inside their vehicles as part of routine inspections.“It’s very good, it allows us to work freely”, said one taxi driver, Mamoutou Kané, after opening the trunk of his cab.“We think it’s reassuring for the population. We want it to last”, said another bystander, Boubacar Traoré, sitting outside a small grocery store in the Medina Coura neighborhood.But it’s not the capital in the south of Mali causing the greatest security concerns at present, but rather the northern and central areas of the land-locked north-west African nation, that stretches deep into the Sahara Desert.The first UN peacekeepers were deployed in Mali in 2013 following a violent insurrection by separatist rebels attempting to take control of the north of the country and a subsequent military-led coup. MINUSMA is here to help maintain a fragile peace agreement in support of the national authorities and provide protection for civilians caught up in conflict. But with many peacekeepers now being targeted by armed groups fighting Malian Government forces, the mission faces huge dangers. The UN Secretary-General will show his solidarity with them on Tuesday, but he will also be expressing his solidarity with Muslims fasting for Ramadan. He himself will be observing the fast during his visit.“Each peacekeeper in Mali, in performing their service, is facing sacrifice on a daily basis”, said the Special Representative for the Secretary-General, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, who is also head of MINUSMA, in an interview with UN News on Monday.In March, during a key Security Council debate on improving UN peacekeeping operations, Mr. Guterres told Member States that “UN peacekeepers are often under-equipped, under-prepared and unready” adding that “our peacekeepers are vulnerable, and they are targeted for attack”.He said three areas needed a fresh focus: more realistic expectations about what missions can achieve; making them stronger and safer; and mobilizing greater political support with well-structured, well-equipped, and better-trained forces.To enhance the effectiveness and security of peacekeeping operations, the UN is conducting comprehensive reform of the whole peace and security pillar, including improving security for peacekeepers in the field and the “Action for Peacekeeping” initiative, with Mali a top priority.fullscreen MINUSMA has already taken measures on the ground to reduce casualties: “By increasing training, by increasing patrols, by taking precautions to inspect roads before trucks drive through them, by taking advantage of the arrival of combat convoy contingents, we have really made significant progress towards diminishing casualties”, said Mr. Annadif.His Chief of Staff, Lizbeth Cullity, said that a recent attack on mission forces in May showed the impact of steps already taken to improve the preparation and safety of peacekeepers: “It was due to that kind of preparation, the rehearsal, the drills of going through that, just before the attack, that we believe that we were able to save lives”, she told UN News.During his two-day visit, the UN chief is meeting troops and other MINUSMA personnel. He will also meet Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and other government officials in Bamako.On Wednesday, Mr. Guterres is set to leave the capital and travel to the regions, where he will meet with local authorities and UN staff, as well as women, youth and religious representatives. read more

Marine A tells of profound sense of relief as he is set

first_img“We need to be sensible and mindful and take whatever steps necessary,” she added.The former marine said he is “an extremely lucky man to have Claire as a wife”.He added: “We hear so many other stories of relationships going bad when you are inside. That hasn’t happened for us. Her love and support has simply sustained me.”Mrs Blackman told the BBC she felt a “huge relief” after her husband’s hearing yesterday, adding: “It’s been a long hard road.””We’ve experienced numerous disappointments along the journey so far we didn’t get our hopes up too high,” she said.A panel of five judges, headed by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, sentenced Blackman, 42, from Taunton in Somerset, to seven years in jail following the recent quashing of his murder conviction for the 2011 killing.Announcing the decision, Lord Thomas said: “As with any person sentenced to a determinate term, his release will ordinarily be at the halfway point of the sentence.”Blackman, who watched Tuesday’s proceedings by video link, has already spent almost three and a half years in prison following his original conviction in November 2013.A member of Blackman’s legal team indicated he would probably be released in about two weeks, but the decision on the exact date will be determined by the Prison Service.The Court Martial Appeal Court ruled previously that Blackman was suffering from an “abnormality of mental functioning” at the time of the killing when he was serving with Plymouth-based 42 Commando battalion. Claire Blackman (C), wife of jailed former British soldier Alexander Blackman, Marine A  The court ruled that the incident was not a “cold-blooded execution”, as a court martial had earlier concluded, but the result of an “adjustment disorder”.Mrs Blackman said her husband had never denied that his actions were “caused by a serious lack of judgment which we now know to be the result of a combat stress disorder”. “If he could turn the clock back and undo the moment he would do in a heartbeat,” she told the Today programme.”There are huge lessons to be learned in this case in so many ways – from the Court Martial process itself to the way our servicemen and women are supported during very stressful circumstances.”There has never been any official engagement from a senior level.” Claire Blackman said she was “overjoyed” at the outcome, having tirelessly campaigned for her husband’s release.She said: “This is the moment that we have all been fighting hard for. It is hard to believe that this day is finally here.”Mrs Blackman revealed that she and her husband have received advice on upgrading their security amid concerns from police over his safety.”I’ve had some really good advice and I’m always mindful of my security, but I don’t let it get in the way of my day-to- day living and I have taken appropriate precautions,” she told BBC Radio 4. Sergeant Blackman said his wife Claire’s support had “sustained” him during his time in jailCredit:Daniel Leal/AFP center_img Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has spoken of his “profound sense of relief” as he is set to be released from prison in weeks amid reports he will receive police protection.The commando, who has spent more than three years in jail since being convicted of murdering a Taliban fighter, also paid tribute to his wife Claire for providing support that “simply sustained me”.Following an appeal, judges sentenced Blackman to seven years in jail for diminished responsibility manslaughter, so he could be freed next month due to the time he has already served.Blackman had been “braced for the worst” during the hearing at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London on Tuesday, he told the Daily Mail.”My heart sank when the judge started talking about my current sentence being the equivalent of 16 years, and I thought it was somehow leading to a larger sentence,” he said.”I just felt a profound sense of relief when they said seven.” Show more 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.last_img read more

Why must we pay to report crime –  Baroness Newlove queries 101 service

Victims of anti-social behaviour are being forced to pay to report offences to the police, Baroness Newlove warns today as she criticises the authorities for dismissing the offences as “low level”. Writing in The Telegraph, Baroness Newlove says: “I want… Lady Newlove, the Victims’ Commissioner, says police and councils have “a culture of viewing anti-social behaviour as not important” and fail to use powers introduced to prevent everyday crimes. She says “depressingly, little has changed” since her husband, Garry, was kicked to death 12 years ago when he confronted teenagers vandalising her car, and questions why callers to the low-priority 101 phone line are charged, when 999 calls are free. read more

Brazilian mining giant urges Australias miners to recognise reforms

first_imgThe $42 billion Latin American mining giant, Brazil, has appealed to Australia’s mining industry to recognise the structural reforms being put in place to enhance international investment appeal. Addressing at the second day of the Paydirt 2013 Latin America Down Under resources conference in Sydney, Brazil’s Secretary of Mining, Carlos da Costa, acknowledged that the country – one of the world’s largest iron ore producers – faced four key challenges as it reshaped its mining sector.Da Costa cited these as internationally increasing the knowledge of Brazil’s mineral profile; optimising through mining the use of the country’s vast mineral wealth; adding more technology into its mineral production chains; and increasing its competitiveness on the global mining stage.“We are a country that produces around 80 mineral products with an annual production value of US$42 billion. This generated last year mineral exports for Brazil valued at US$34.1 billion and a mineral trade balance of US$25.2 billion” da Costa said.Da Costa continued to say “However, we wish to boost the level of overseas investment in mining and exploration and have a range of structural actions in progress which potential mining stakeholders from Australia need to be acquainted with. Our Mining Law project will establish a National Council for Mineral Policy, we are proposing changes in the Concession of Mining Rights, establishing a National Mining Agency and evolving a transparent mining royalties policy. The changes are designed to strengthen our minerals exploitation and provide an environment where value adding mining and mineral transformation activities are encouraged.”Carlos da Costa said while the new regulatory framework would promote a cultural change in Brazil’s mining industry, particularly in terms of access, it would result in the necessary incentives to improve competitiveness and investment by the private sector. The changes would not jeopardise existing agreements, all of which would be protected.last_img read more

Accessing the inaccessible with Smart Technology

first_imgCanadian Mandalay Resources implemented RCT’s ControlMaster® teleremote and guidance systems to substantially increase ore recovery at its Costerfield gold-antimony mine in Victoria, Australia. The Costerfield mine is a narrow vein operation which requires drives to be kept to a minimum width to minimise ore dilution. It was this requirement that made reaching ore in some areas quite difficult. In addition to this, the site’s drilling and blasting practices, designed to ensure operator safety also meant about 25% of ore remained in the stope, out of safe reach from the loader under manual operation.Upon using RCT’s guidance simulator to review Costerfield’s mine site plan layout it was discovered that many areas that had originally been scaled back after being deemed inaccessible, were in fact accessible with machines equipped with RCT’s smart technology. Implementing RCT’s ControlMaster® on its Sandvik LH203 has enabled the operator to control the machine from the safety and comfort of an RCT built operator control station underground. The systems allow operators to successfully navigate the previously inaccessible narrow drives at a greater speed, with ease, all while avoiding contact with the walls; eliminating machine damage. The operators’ ability to switch from guidance to teleremote mode to load the once unattainable ore from the stope, also contributed to substantially raising productivity. In addition to minimising machine damage and increasing productivity, the systems have evolved a safer mining method. RCT Account Manager Geoff Steele said both site management and production people were extremely pleased with the results.RCT’s systems increased ore recovery to 95% in blind uphole stopes at the Costerfield mine site.“Apart from improving ore recovery from previously inaccessible areas, Mandalay is pleased to give staff the opportunity to learn new skills of operating teleremote loaders, in the air conditioned environment of the teleremote operator cabin,” said Costerfield Operations Mine Manager Melanie McCarthy. “This improves safety outcomes for our loader operators because the Sandvik LH203 loaders are currently open cabin loaders.”It was Mandalay’s first project with RCT, but not its last. Following on from the overall success of the project Mandalay has decided to progress with a second full teleremote and guidance systems to be installed onto a second loader, along with a second new operating station.last_img read more

Back in time The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how

first_img 23 Comments Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century. 21,156 Views By Rónán Duffy Wednesday 2 Nov 2016, 6:10 AM Earlier this yea, the the RIA published a 20 page pocket map version of the project. Source: Facebook/IrishHistoricTownsOther towns previously featured including Kells, Bandon and Belfast.The reproduced maps are collated following years of research in libraries and repositories in both Ireland and Britain. The majority of the maps used in the Galway collection were sourced from Britain.Among the sites that are covered are sixteenth century mills, bakeries, inns and tower houses as well as the seventeenth-century market places, forts and schools, gallows and bowling greens. The oldest sketch map included in the collection dates back over five centuries. Source: Barnaby Googe, 1583The oldest map in the Galway/Gaillimh atlas dates back to July 1583 and was sketched by a Connacht provost named Barnaby Googe. Another sketch map has been dated at just one month later.Walsh says that people familiar with Galway city will be struck by just how similar the layout of the city today is to that which was sketched almost 600 years ago.It’s an absolutely wonderful sketch map that shows Galway very much as it is today. The street pattern hasn’t changed in the heart of Galway and what’s shown on his map still survives and it’s quite a remarkable thing to see.“If you look up at the streetscape you’ll see bits and pieces like hood moulding and various other pieces that go back to the emerging city as we call it from the 15th century.” Pictorial map of the city from mid 17th century. Source: Trinity College DublinOne of the most impressive surviving features is remnants of the fourteenth-century De Burgo Hall located at Flood Street. The foundations of the building as part of the modern-day Custom House and are still visible.An exhibition of the newly reproduced maps and illustrations was opened yesterday at Galway City Museum by President and native Tribesman Michael D Higgins.The exhibition will run for a number of months and is free to attend.The Galway/Gaillimh atlas is priced at €35 and can be purchased at ‘Samhain was an obvious time to commemorate the dead’ >Read: Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson’s Presidential library > An Ordnance Survey map of Galway from 1872. Source: National Archives of IrelandIT MAY LOOK like Galway as you’ve never seen it before, but a collection of ancient maps of the city shows just how much of it has remained intact.The maps have been published in a new book and accompanying exhibition that includes illustrations of Galway dating back nearly six centuries.The atlas has details of over 2,500 sites that explore how the city developed from Gaelic fortifications in the early 12th century to becoming an Anglo-Norman seaport a century later.Archaeologist Paul Walsh of the National Monuments Service is one of the authors of the atlas.He explains that the modern city of Galway developed as a trading port at the mouth of Lough Corrib, with commodities like hide and tallow being exported and iron, salt and spices coming in. Bridge over the River Corrib in Galway City with the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas. Source: Shutterstock“Galway is synonymous with water,” he says, adding that trade to and from the city would have reached as far as Spain.The trading route of Lough Corrib itself saw produce coming down to the port and also then produce coming in at the port from seafaring expeditions. It was a perfect situation for trading purposes. And the entrepreneurs of the time capitalised on that because it was the only big western seaboard town that had a safe anchorage where ships could come in.This new publication is the 28th Irish town to be illustrated as part of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, an initiative that was founded in 1981 as part of the Royal Irish Academy.center_img Share631 Tweet Email3 Nov 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Calombaris delivers Greek to the mainstream

first_imgGeorge Calombaris doesn’t have time to sit on his laurels. The chef has just finished shooting MasterChef Australian season four, he is off again about to start with Junior MasterChef for another year, and right now, he is promoting the best of Greek cuisine and produce in South Africa at the Good Food and Wine Show in Johannesburg. The celebrity chef is doing all he can to promote the best of Greek food, wine and produce to the mainstream by showcasing the flavours of Greece in his six restaurants, and visiting countries around the world like India and the United Arab Emirates, celebrating the tastes of his heritage. But it’s not just promoting Greek food, he’s doing his best to educate all about Greek language and culture, to the point he gives his 350 plus staff Greek lessons in the restaurants. Out of the 350 staff he has, only 12 have a Greek background, but with Calombaris’ drive and passion, he is making sure that they all become honorary Greeks. Just one look at Hellenic Republic’s head chef Travis McAuley and you understand. McAuley and Calombaris have been working together for eight years and travel to Greece together every year. “He knows all the top chefs in Greece, he knows about Greek products and even surprises my mother with stuff she’s never seen,” Calombaris tells Neos Komsos. “It makes me feel so warm and knowing that little person that threw that log on his fire by showing him his passion and hopefully it will become your passion and that for me means everything.” And that’s exactly what he keeps doing, throwing Greek logs on the fire to make sure that a blaze erupts in everyone’s belly, and not just members of the Greek community. At an event organised by the Greek consulate in Melbourne, the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria and HACCI, held last week to welcome the Greek and Cypriot trade delegation at Fine Food Australia, Calombaris confessed that when he was young he was ashamed of his Greek heritage. But, as he grew older he realised the richness of the Greek culture and not only embraced it, but made it his mission in life to promote it to the mainstream. As it stands, the television show MasterChef Australia – on which George Calombaris is one of the three judges – is shown in 35 countries. On the show, Calombaris is known for his Greek Cypriot background and openly discusses dishes from his heritage and promotes Greek produce and wine. Athens to Calombaris, is his playground, he goes there to get inspired, rejuvenated, to uncover hidden culinary gems to pass on to his customers and his staff. “I think about just under the butchers market in Athens, a little place that does one katsarola and that’s all he cooks every day and you go in there you get whatever is in the katsarola with a piece of bread and you’re done. I think of food shops with no electricity, no gas, no website, no business cards – nothing but grilled pork chops and the most amazing salads and the most amazing feeling. I think of the delicatessens and cheese shops in Pireas. I am talking cheese that is just mind blowing – not just feta and kefalograviera, I am talking about stuff that people don’t assume is Greek, even the Greeks don’t. “When that plane lands in Venizelos I get this electricity through my veins it’s like: I am here,” Calombaris tells Neos Kosmos. “Don’t get me wrong I am the proudest and most passionate Aussie you could come across, I have represented my country in my craft, I have worn the coat of arms on my chest, but there is just something internal about having that Hellenic idea in my head since I was born, that I will pass on to my son James.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Support Needed for Bipartisan House Resolution to Address West Coast Ports Slowdown

first_imgCongressmen introduced a House resolution last week, calling on the ILWU and PMA to conclude their negotiations as the work slowdown at ports along the west coast has a crippling effect on the nation’s farm exports and industries across the country.Reps. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) introduced the resolution, also calling on the President to use “all tools at his disposal” if a shutdown occurs.It is important that we get as many House members, especially Democrats, to support the resolution.  Please contact each House office you have a relationship with and encourage them to sign onto the bipartisan resolution.ASA encourages soy growers to contact each House office they have a relationship with and encourage them to sign onto the bipartisan resolution. More information can be found on in the “Soy Action Center.” ASA also joined nearly 250 organizations from across industry on a letter to President Obama urging him to engage in seeking a solution.Click here to read the House resolution.last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan Preview Prediction Schedule

first_imgU Mumba vs Puneri Paltan.TwitterU Mumba will fight it out against the Puneri Paltan in the much-awaited Maharashtra derby of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Dome@NSCI, SVP Stadium on Saturday, July 27.  After suffering a loss against Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba will be looking forward to bouncing back with a win whereas the Puneri Paltan’s will aim to register their first victory of the season.Preview, Prediction and ScheduleAfter winning one and losing one match in the league, the Mumbai team will look forward to making full use of the home advantage and get back to winning ways. Till now, Abhishek Singh has been clinical on the attacking front scoring 17 raid points in the two matches his team has played. This includes one Super 10 against Telugu Titans.In defence, Fazel Atrachali has been in top form with six tackle points from both the matches whereas Dong Geon Lee has also played his part and will be an important memeber of the squad in the derby.On the other hand, Puneri Paltan have lost their first match of the season – against Haryana Steelers – so they will look forward to registering their first win. Pawan Kadian is in superb form, having scored a Super 10 in the previous match. Shubham Shinde was also good in defence. They will be hoping that the likes of Girish Maruti Ernak and Surjeet Singh can live up to their potential against the Mumbai-based team. Coach Anup Kumar will face his former team, playing with whom he won the season two title.U Mumba are favourites according to past records and also due to home advantage. But with Anup Kumar as their coach, the Puneri team will be a tough side to beat and it may turn out to be a cracker of a match.The U Mumba-Puneri Paltan match will start at 7.30 pm IST.TV listings and live streamingThe broadcasting rights of the tournament are held by Star Sports and the matches will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Marathi. For live streaming on the internet, the platform will be Hotstar.last_img read more

National Poetry Month Cooking Poems On Stoves By Zachary Caballero

first_img X This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.Music used: Fancy Stops and Goes (excerpt), Improvisation #3 (excerpt) and Midnight on the Water / Bonaparte’s Retreat (excerpt) by Mark O’Connor from Midnight on the Water and Red (excerpt) by Joseph V. Williams II from Texas Guitar Quartet: RedTo learn more about this series, go here. In this sound portrait, we meet poet Zachary Caballero. He describes poetry as the art of paying attention and talks about how poems can help us feel less alone, as well as why he loves to cook. He reads his poem, “Cooking Poems on Stoves.”Zachary Caballero is a Mexican-American writer and personal injury attorney. In 2016, HuffPost Latino Voices featured him among 10 Spoken Word Poets Who Speak To Diverse Latino Experiences. His work has been showcased by We are Mitú, Button Poetry, Write About Now, FreezeRay Press and the Austin International Poetry Festival. Caballero has competed four times at the National Poetry Slam and was crowned the 2016 Grand Slam Poetry Champion at Write About Now. While attending law school, he taught poetry and spoken word performance in public schools across Houston with Writers in the Schools. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Christopher DiazZachary Caballerocenter_img Listen Cooking Poems on StovesI cross the crosswalk when the sun crosses my heart, kisses my facewith the same heat I’ve been trying to recreate with the words in my kitchen.I open my mouth like my hands and turn nothing into something.What I mean is, I cook with love and don’t we all have an appetite?Ask my guests, they scrape the plate. Nothing left but gratitude for the chef.I’m trying to feed you with whatever I got.Like my ancestors before me, you can find me by the fire.I’m cooking poems on stoves, I simmer the similes like onions with sugar,I want this story to caramelize naturally.I tell stories in your stomachI tell stories which are really just recipesfor how to create joy when I feel empty insideAs you listen to me explain how to properly cookbone-in chicken in a cast-iron skillet,know the truth is my favorite flavor.If I misspeak, it only means I changed the recipe mid-sentence.Can I tell you a secret?I need love like olive oil.The first thing my mother and grandmother dowhen I am home is ask if I am hungry.Of course, I say yes.Of course, my eyes are bigger than my stomach.So I open my stomach like a sentence I wish to re-write.I don’t always know what I wish to change, my appetite or the recipe.When I can’t stand the cold emptiness of indecision,I stand up in the heat of the kitchen.I open the fridge like a dictionary.Language, my ultimate box of mystery ingredients.Every plate is a page I am not afraid to shareI don’t always have a lot, but I got enough to make it through breakfast.I’m hungry, but sometimes, I leave my voice in the oven.I buy fresh fruit because I want to learn how to be useful before I too begin to rot. I use my knife to carve meaning clean from the bone.I plate the truth with purpose.If you’re still hungry, there are plenty of seconds. 00:00 /07:15 Sharelast_img read more

SRCPA to stage Arsenic and Old Lace

first_imgCreativity needs no barriers.Complementing rich talent and good acting has always been the forte of Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts as it is all set to stage the acclaimed ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Joseph Kesserling on August 10-11, 2019 at Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts (SRCPA), 4 Safdar Hasmi Marg , Mandi House, New Delhi, 7 pm onward.SRCPA’s production of Joseph Kesselring’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is a farcical black comedy revolving around the D’silva family of Vasai who were the original settlers of this suburbs, but now strangely composed of insane homicidal maniacs. Two old ladies belonging to the D’silva family, Martha and Rosa D’silva are in the queer habit of killing old, lonely men who arrive at their doorstep looking for rental accommodation by tipping a pinch of arsenic into their red wine. A maniacal nephew of the ladies, Jonathan D’silva is a psychopath killer who is running from the police with a plastic surgeon in tow, who operates on his face and changes his appearance with every murder that he commits, to escape the police. Another nephew of the ladies, AlfieD’silva, is a schizophrenic who thinks he is Hitler and helps the ladies to bury old men they kill, when he is told that these old men were Jews gassed at Auschwitz. The only sane member of this family is Bobby D’silva who is left to deal with the impossible eccentricities of every member in his family. Witness how Bobby deals with so many crazy members in his family without losing his sanity. Written by renowned playwright Joseph Kesserling and directed by a well-known director Nayana Sagar, it is an apt take on complicated relationships.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | February 06, 2013 Researchers Gather to Discuss Therapy Alternative for Breast Cancer Research Proton therapy evaluated as a treatment option Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more center_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more February 6, 2013 — Radiation oncologists from some of the country’s leading cancer centers will meet in Phoenix to discuss the appropriate use of proton beam therapy in the treatment of breast cancer. Proton therapy is a highly precise form of radiation currently being used to treat a number of cancers and non-cancerous tumors.Recent studies have reported that long-term side effects from standard radiation therapy for breast cancer can include damage to the heart and lungs, particularly in cases where the left breast is involved and radiation treatments “bathe” these vital organs. In many cases, the side effects do not emerge until 10 years or more after treatment.Proton therapy is ionizing (high-energy) radiation and has the same destructive mechanism in attacking cancer cells as X-ray radiation, but because of its precision, protons are able to provide higher doses of radiation energy to tumors without increasing rates of side effects.“We now know that breast cancer patients treated with standard radiation have a risk of developing secondary side effects,” said Eugen Hug, ProCure’s chief medical officer. “That is why it is important for us as a medical community to come together and discuss new therapies and treatment options that can be equally as effective, but spare the long-term damage.”The two-day conference, to be held at The Arizona Biltmore Feb. 8-9, is being sponsored by ProCure Treatment Centers Inc., and is drawing in over 35 researchers from around the country.Proton therapy is most often used to treat tumors of the brain, central nervous system, head and neck, lung and prostate, as well as sarcomas and many pediatric cancers. Its precision makes it especially effective for treating children and adults with anatomically complex tumors such as base of skull and tumors along the spinal cord.Clinical trials are currently under way to evaluate the effectiveness of proton therapy for breast cancer. Physicians at ProCure Centers in Oklahoma City, Warrenville, Ill., and Somerset, N.J., will be opening two trials within the coming months to study proton therapy for women with breast tumors who would be at a high risk for heart and lung side effects. One trial will study women with advanced breast tumors while another will study proton therapy for women with early stage tumors. Additional trials are being developed.“Proton therapy may not be the right treatment option for everyone with breast cancer, which is why discussions like these and clinical trials are important to help physicians determine which patients can be treated most effectively with maximum long-term benefit,” Hug said. “Providing patients with the best possible treatment options is our priority.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read morelast_img read more

Want to meet your perfect match Try Newark Airport

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X While awards for the best airports in the world are given out all the time, recently Lonely Planet and Unilever partnered to create a list of the best airports in which to “make a connection” – and not of the aviation kind.Compiling a list from the world’s 33 busiest airports, the cheeky study looks at which airports are the best for meeting that someone special, and interestingly of the top five airports all are in the United States with Newark Liberty International in New Jersey coming out on top.The first international airport comes in at number seven and unsurprisingly it goes to the French with the naming of Charles de Gaulle in Paris.“Making connections while travelling isn’t difficult, you just have to know what rules to follow,” says Robert Reid, Lonely Planet U.S. Travel Editor. “Sitting in an airport lounge or bar isn’t exactly the same as bumping into someone at a neighbourhood pub,” he continues.  “There is tons of on-hand material for small talk: flight delays, funny people-watching, how bad the bagels are – all which could lead to a deeper conversation.”John F. Kennedy International in New York, Philadelphia International, Fort Worth International in Dallas, and St. Paul International in Minneapolis round out the top five best airports to “make a connection”.In the study, one factor which contributed to an airport moving up the list was delays, the more delays the more time for interaction says the study.  Also complaining about delays could be a conversation starter.Other considerations of the report commissioned by Unilever were the amenities within the airport, such as coffee shops, restaurants or bars that encourage interaction.Top ten airports to “Make a Connection”:Liberty International (Newark, N.J.)John F. Kennedy International (New York)Philadelphia InternationalDallas/Ft. Worth InternationalMinneapolis – St. Paul InternationalSan Francisco InternationalCharles de Gaulle (Paris, France)O’Hare International (Chicago)London Heathrow AirportRome Fiumicino Airport <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

AK MH collaborate to survive Open Skies

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J AirAsia has announced a new supplemental collaboration agreement (SA) with Malaysia Airlines that will see the two airlines explore collaboration to increase savings and boost efficiencies.Announced today, AirAsia said the carrier and its subsidiary AirAsiaX will work with Malaysia Airlines to not only translate cooperation into benefits for shareholders, consumers and Malaysia in general but also counteract challenges brought by the Asean Open Skies arrangement launching in 2015.The carrier’s chief executive Tony Fernandes said the agreement provides the carrier with “focus and prioritisation” to target “enormous growth potential” in the low-cost sector.“The MOUs also provide a platform for the three airlines to move towards the implementation phase,” Mr Fernandes said. In regards to the ASEAN Open Skies agreement the airline’s chief added, “We are very conscious of the increasingly more competitive environment, given ASEAN Open Skies, and have been heartened by the meeting of minds between the three airlines in progressing the collaboration efforts which will set us in good stead for the future”.As well as targeting savings and growth, the airlines said they will also look at cost of fuel, insurance, IT, communications and aircraft support and repair services.In line with the agreement, Mr Fernandes’ airline Tune Air announced it will also support the agreement by revoking a share swap with Khazanah Nasional Berhad announced last year.The airline’s director Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun explained the airline continues to “believe in ability of the collaboration” and expects the three companies to create a sector that will be “better prepared in facing” competitive environments. “In the eight months since the CCF was launched, we have seen good progress in furthering the collaboration,” he concluded.  “Even with the unwinding of the share swap, which is to remove any distraction from ongoing efforts at the three airlines, we expect the collaboration initiatives to continue and we will do everything in our capacity as major shareholders of AirAsia to support this. “Although the share swap has to be unwound, the collaboration over the past eight months has brought MAS and AirAsia closer together. “Ten years of non-collaboration and unnecessary struggle between us had come to an end and we are now able to focus on our markets and core competencies.” last_img read more