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New data show how close jets came to crashing at SF airportNew data show how close jets came to crashing at SF airport

first_imgNewly released data and photos show how shockingly low an Air Canada jet was when it pulled up to avoid crashing into planes waiting on a San Francisco International Airport taxiway last month.The Air Canada pilots mistook the taxiway for the runway next to it and flew their jet to just 59 feet (18 metres) above ground before pulling up to attempt another landing, according to National Transportation Safety Board information released Wednesday.That’s barely taller than the four planes that were on the taxiway when the incident occurred late at night on July 7.Pilots in a United Airlines plane alerted air traffic controllers about the off-course jet, while the crew of a Philippine Airlines jet behind it switched on their plane’s landing lights in an apparent last-ditch danger signal to Air Canada.NTSB investigators said they have not determined probable cause for the incident that came within a few feet of becoming one of the worst disasters in aviation history.“It was close, much too close,” said John Cox, a safety consultant and retired airline pilot.The investigators said that as the Air Canada jet approached the taxiway just before midnight after a flight from Toronto, it was so far off course that it did not appear on a radar system used to prevent runway collisions.Those systems were not designed to spot planes that are lined up to land on a taxiway — a rare occurrence, especially for airline pilots. But the Federal Aviation Administration is working on modifications so they can, agency spokesman Ian Gregor said.Both pilots of the Air Canada Airbus A320 jet were very experienced. The captain, who was flying the plane, had more than 20,000 hours of flying time, and the co-pilot had about 10,000 hours.The pilots told investigators “that they did not recall seeing aircraft on taxiway but that something did not look right to them,” the NTSB said.Investigators could not hear what the Air Canada captain and co-pilot said to each other during the aborted landing because their conversation was recorded over when the plane made other flights, starting with a San Francisco-to-Montreal trip the next morning. Recorders are required to capture only the last two hours of a plane’s flying time.Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for Air Canada, declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.___David Koenig can be reached at read more

PRRD moves closer to passing bylaw prohibiting sales of cannabis pipes bongsPRRD moves closer to passing bylaw prohibiting sales of cannabis pipes bongs

first_imgAfter getting back the recommendations from that review, PRRD staff made several amendments to the bylaw, including adding definitions for ‘cannabis,’ ‘cannabis accessory,’ and ‘cannabis-related business,’ while also amending a reference to the since-repealed Municipal Act.In a report presented to the Board back in February, staff wrote that the intention of the ban on cannabis sales is pre-emptive to prevent cannabis retail stores setting up shop and becoming grandfathered in.“Through the zoning amendment process, the Regional Board would have an opportunity to look at the specific context of the location and consider public input,” said the report.So far, a number of municipalities in Northeast B.C. have passed bylaws or are in the process of passing bylaws allowing recreational cannabis sales, including Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge.Earlier this year, the District of Taylor passed a bylaw pre-emptively banning the sale of cannabis in order for District Council to learn more about the provincial government’s regulations and to gather feedback from residents.With the Regional District Board voting in favour of the bylaw passing second reading, the PRRD will hold a public hearing on the proposed bylaw, which will take place at the Regional Board meeting on August 23rd. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has moved one step closer to pre-emptively prohibiting the sale of cannabis ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis this fall.At last week’s meeting, the PRRD Board voted in favour passing second reading on the proposed bylaw, which would disallow not only the sale of recreational cannabis, but also would prohibit the sale of any items that could be used to consume cannabis such as pipes, bongs, vaporizers, or similar accessories.The proposed bylaw passed first reading back on February 22nd, after which it was sent off for a legal review. The full bylaw and discussion at last week’s meeting can be found here (item B-2 under the Bylaws section): read more

Struggling Papa Johns names Starboard chief as new chairmanStruggling Papa Johns names Starboard chief as new chairman

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The head of the investment firm Starboard Value is being named board chairman at Papa John’s, and it will invest $200 million in the troubled pizza chain.The Louisville, Kentucky, company has struggled since the messy departure of its founder John Schnatter in late 2017.In its most recent quarter, Papa John’s International Inc. reported losses of $13 million and revenue tumbled 16 per cent. On Monday, it said it now expects its annual profit will be at the low-end of its prior forecast.But the board changes sent company shares up 6 per cent before the opening bell.In addition to Starboard CEO Steve Ritchie, Anthony Sanfilippo, former chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., will join the board.Starboard can make an additional $50 million investment through March 29.The Associated Press read more

UN agency saddened by death of Nepalese human rights defenderUN agency saddened by death of Nepalese human rights defender

The United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR) has expressed its sadness over the death of the Nepalese human rights defender Jay Kishore Labh, describing him as a determined man who pursued justice tirelessly despite personal ill-health.“Jay Kishore Labh was a sensitive and determined man who, despite health problems that were almost certainly exacerbated by the anguish of his loss and his outrage at ongoing impunity, fought courageously to obtain justice for his son and others who were disappeared,” Richard Bennett, OHCHR representative in Nepal, said in a statement yesterday.“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family on behalf of OHCHR and once again call on the authorities in the Home Ministry to disclose the fate of the disappeared students in Danusha and bring to justice those responsible,” he added.Mr. Labh’s son, Sanjiv Kumar Karn, disappeared in October 2003 along with four other students after police arrested them. They have never been found. Mr. Labh, a lawyer, fought tirelessly as he demanded disclosure of the fate of the disappeared students and insisted that those responsible for their disappearance to brought to justice.The case has become emblematic for many victims and human rights defender organizations, including OHCHR. When the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay visited Nepal last year, she met with Mr. Labh and other family members of the disappeared.Ms. Pillay also met with the superintendent of police in charge of Danusha district and urged him to complete the investigation into the disappearance of the five students. OHCHR has continued to follow up on the case, along others.The fate of most of those who were disappeared by the State and by the then Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) during the country’s civil war remains unknown, despite repeated requests for clarification by their families and human rights organizations. 19 April 2010The United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal (OHCHR) has expressed its sadness over the death of the Nepalese human rights defender Jay Kishore Labh, describing him as a determined man who pursued justice tirelessly despite personal ill-health. read more

Police blotter Shoplifter stolen plates death threatsPolice blotter Shoplifter stolen plates death threats

Death threat charges laidA 30-year-old man from Norfolk County is facing charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm following an altercation.On June 11 a man entered a home on Queen Street North and removed a Hoverboard. The owner later located the Hoverboard and reclaimed it without contacting police.On June 12 the same man returned to the address and became involved in a verbal altercation with the homeowner.The accused is scheduled to appear in court.Suspected shoplifter chargedA 20-year-old Norfolk County woman has been charged in relation to a shoplifting report from Food Basics.On June 12 around 11:46 a.m. a theft was reported from the West Street, Simcoe, grocery store. Police say that a woman attended Food Basics on June 11 and removed a quantity of merchandise.As a result a 20-year-old has been charged with theft under $5,000. She is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Driver facing several chargesA 35-year-old man from Norfolk County is in custody after a vehicle was stopped by police.The driver is facing several charges after being stopped on Schafer Side Road near Courtland on June 12 around 2:20 p.m.Police were conducting an investigation at an address when the vehicle drove by, catching an officer’s attention.The driver has been charged with operation while prohibited, driving while under suspension, obstruct peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, drive motor vehicle not equipped with approved ignition interlock device while prohibited from doing so, and fail to comply with probation order.The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe at a later date.Several faucets stolenIn the early morning hours of June 12 a home that is under construction on Blueline Road near Port Dover was entered, and all of the faucets in the home were removed.The theft is valued at $3,000. Police are asking for the public’s help in the investigation.Licence plate stolenA licence plate was removed from a trailer that was parked on a property on Townline Street in the Charlotteville area.The theft occurred some point between April 1 and June 7.OPP continue to investigate.Online scammer asks for $25,000A Norfolk County resident knew they were being scammed when they were asked for $25,000.The resident has established a relationship on a dating site.On June 12 around 8:48 p.m. police were contacted when the suspect asked to borrow $25,000 from the resident, claiming that several emergencies occurred.The victim then recognized the scam and contacted police.In some cases, prolonged interaction with individuals has cost some victims tens/hundreds of thousands of dollars before the relationship ends – usually after the culprit gets what they want. read more

Angry exchange of extremists must be replaced by still voice of calmAngry exchange of extremists must be replaced by still voice of calm

Pointing out that Islam and the West are not inherently contradictory or monolithic, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Doha, Qatar, today called for replacing the loud shouts of extremists with the calm voice of reason.The crisis over the recent publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad is being fueled by extremism, Mr. Annan told the second meeting of the High-Level Group for the Alliance of Civilization, an initiative set up last year to bridge divides between Islam and the West and to overcome prejudice, misconceptions and polarization. But he cautioned against crediting extremists with representing widely held views. “Those who shout loudest, or act in the most provocative ways, are not necessarily typical of the group on whose behalf they claim to speak,” he said. “I think one can safely say that most non-Muslims in western societies have no desire to offend the Muslim community, and that most Muslims, even when offended, do not believe that violence or destruction is the right way to react.”He added that neither ‘Islamic’ nor ‘Western’ societies are homogeneous or monolithic. “In fact, there is a great deal of overlap between the two,” he said, noting that many individuals today see no contradiction between their Muslim religion and their membership in Western societies. “Whether or not those who published the caricatures were deliberately seeking to provoke, there is no doubt that some of the violent reactions have encouraged extremist groups within European societies, whose agenda is to demonize Muslim immigrants, or even expel them,” he said. “Similarly, the republication of the cartoons, and the support for them voiced by some leaders in Europe, have strengthened those in the Muslim world who see Europe, or the West as a whole, as irredeemably hostile to Islam, and encourage Muslims always to see themselves as victims.”He stressed that the vicious circle whereby misperception feeds extremism, and extremism appears to validate misperception, must be broken.The Secretary-General said extremist views must not dominate the debate. “We must appeal to the majority to speak up and denounce those who disrespect values and principles of solidarity that are present in all great religions,” he said.“If they fail to do so, the essential dialogue between cultures and societies will be reduced to an angry exchange between the fringes, with each side assuming that extremists speak for the other side as a whole and – in turn – allowing its own extremists to frame its response,” he warned. Mr. Annan acknowledged that his own potential contribution is limited. “Incidents like a caricature of the Prophet, or a death threat to the artist who drew it, make far more impact on the popular imagination than pious statements issued by foreign ministers and secretaries-general,” he said.The High-Level Group must help, going beyond loft ideas to develop “sobering, but equally compelling counter-narratives.” The Group, made up of experts in various disciplines from across the world, must come up with specific, concrete suggestions for carrying this dialogue forward “so that it can really catch the popular imagination; so that we are not just a nice group of people agreeing with each other, but people with a message that can echo round the world.” That message must be heard “not in the earthquake, nor in the fire, nor yet in the rushing mighty wind, but in the still, small voice of calm.” read more

Cameroon violence needs urgent investigation says UN rights chief ZeidCameroon violence needs urgent investigation says UN rights chief Zeid

Amid a backdrop of protests in the English-speaking north-west and south-west regions of the West African country, that escalated in late 2017 into clashes between State military forces and armed groups, Zeid condemned an ambush on a Government convoy that took place earlier this month.But he cautioned that the Government’s “heavy-handed response…will only make matters worse for the women, children and men caught in the middle”.To date, the violence has forced more than 21,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries, according to UN humanitarian staff, while 160,000 have been internally displaced, many reportedly hiding in forests to protect themselves.I am deeply worried that these killings … may not be isolated cases — UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein“There are reports that armed elements have carried out kidnappings, targeted killings of police and local authorities, extortion and have torched schools,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said. “There are also reports that Government forces are responsible for killings, the excessive use of force, burning down of houses, arbitrary detentions and torture.”To prevent the situation from deteriorating further, Zeid urged the Government to launch independent investigations into alleged violations by State security forces and abuses by armed elements.In a statement, the High Commissioner also noted serious violations in the far north of the country, where the authorities continue to confront the terrorist group Boko Haram.Zeid said that he was “utterly appalled” by a video reportedly showing members of State armed forces executing a woman, a child and a baby who were accused of belonging to the separatist militants, and insisted the Government had an obligation to investigate the crime.“I am deeply worried that these killings captured on camera may not be isolated cases,” he said.Given the seriousness of the reported violence by State and armed actors, the UN official added that it was “regrettable” that the Government had failed to grant the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) access, despite repeated requests.“We will now need to explore other options, including remote monitoring,” Zeid noted. read more

Wrestling After win at Big Tens Buckeyes look to continue success atWrestling After win at Big Tens Buckeyes look to continue success at

Sophomore Myles Martin checks the clock as he looks for back-points against Bo Nickal of Penn State on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 32-12. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorComing off the first team win at the Big Ten wrestling tournament in over 50 years, Ohio State enters the NCAA Division I Wrestling National Championships with high hopes.The team is sending nine wrestlers to compete at the tournament. Four of those wrestlers are fresh off a Big Ten individual championship, including redshirt freshman Kollin Moore.Moore was the second seed at 197 pounds at the Big Ten tournament, but upset Minnesota’s top-seeded Brett Pfarr to take home the championship. One of the focal points of Moore’s game as a freshman has been his aggression, which he showcased in his match against Pfarr.“It’s been my level of aggression all year and I don’t really like to change it for anybody,” Moore said. “I think it works out to my advantage a lot.”Moore will compete in his first NCAA tournament, but many of the other Buckeyes will be competing for their second or third time.Among those is sophomore 184-pounder Myles Martin. Martin won a national championship at 174 pounds in 2016 and hopes to repeat that success at the 184-pound division.“Last year for nationals, I just kept telling myself to just go compete, have fun, and whatever happens, happens,” Martin said. “It’s going to be hard to replicate last year, but I’m going to do my best to do it.”Cornell’s Gabe Dean sits atop the 184-pound rankings as the reigning back-to-back champion in the weight class.While Martin will look to play David to Dean’s Goliath, junior Kyle Snyder will be assuming the role of Goliath in the heavyweight division.Snyder won a national championship last year, but some of his best achievements have come on the international scene. Snyder is an Olympic gold medalist and recently won the Ivan Yarygin Memorial Grand Prix.Snyder has grown to appreciate the level of competition he faces in his role atop the heavyweight rankings.“I hope that I face everyone’s best attempt,” Snyder said. “I want my best version of myself on the mat versus their best version. Whoever wins, wins.”Snyder’s confidence does not stop with himself, though, as he said he feels very confident in OSU’s ability to win the team championship.“If everyone wrestles to the best of their ability, I think Ohio State – we have the best combined nine wrestlers there,” Snyder said. “If everyone gets the most out of themselves, focuses on having fun and scoring points – lots of points – that we can be team champions.” read more

New book features some of Irelands great sporting imagesNew book features some of Irelands great sporting images

first_imgWHEN IT COMES to sport, Billy Stickland has just about seen it all.After complete his degree at Trinity College and going into teaching, he became passionate about photography and got his first real break from Vincent Browne – then running popular magazine Magill.Fond early memories involve an international game at Windsor Park, following the peleton at the Tour de France and travelling to Mexico for the World Cup in 1986.In 1998, he joined forces with James Meehan (currently Pictures Editor of The Mail on Sunday) and founded Inpho, which today is the most successful sports photography agency in the country.Having witnessed some of Ireland’s greatest sporting feats over the past quarter of a century, Stickland had always wanted to release a book. And three weeks ago, ‘Heroes’ hit the shelves.“We had been thinking about it for the last two or three years but we had no backing,” Stickland told this week. “Then I was at a dinner one night when I  got talking to people from our suppliers Canon about it and they said it would be a good idea to commemorate 25 years. So that’s how it happened.”With just over 170 pages of space and thousands of photographs to choose from, Stickland had a tough task choosing which pics would be included but was eager to have a vast selection of different types.“What we wanted to do was to make it a bit different. You get sports books that come out and it’s just action, action, action. Or ones that are just full of portraits.“We just wanted to mix it up as much as possible. The action is very important but so was our feature stuff. We also decided to throw in a few things.The ideal scenario is that every time a person turns the page they go “wow”. The featuring dozens of fan headshots was a surprise. I think it worked very well as it was very colourful and had people’s facial expressions.“There were loads of pictures to choose from and by the time you’re finished you are really unsure whether they are all the best ones.“Picking for a book like that is very subjective. If you had to choose you probably would have come up with a lot of different ones. There was a core that most would have picked but after that there are a lot that I think just fit well into the book.“For instance, there is one of the guy covered in mud and then on the opposite page we have the woman rugby player. The two expressions worked very well together.“There is another one with Jonny Sexton and the Leinster team celebrating winning the Heineken Cup with the Cork women celebrating in the same way. There was an element of design in some of the final decisions.”The result is an extremely rounded piece of work. While iconic action shots such as Sonia O’Sullivan finishing second at the Sydney Olympics and Packie Bonner’s penalty save against Romania in 1990 will undoubtedly bring memories flooding back, other pre-planned images like former Dublin manager Kevin Heffernan sitting in the Dublin dressing room are equally as powerful.So, what makes a good sports pic?“It’s a funny thing really,” explains Stickland. “What makes a good action shot is cutting down on the element of luck. People might say you’ve got a really good camera and you can take hundreds of shots so why wouldn’t you take a good shot.“But by knowing the sport, having the right equipment, choosing the right angle and how the background looks you can cut down on that element of luck.“When you have all those things together the photographs are much better. They are the general principles that I have for action photographs.“With feature pictures you should just be really well-prepared and think about it beforehand. In most cases, you’re dealing with somebody who will be nervous about being photographed so you have to be confident about what you want them to do and try to make them feel comfortable.“You should be prepared well, know exactly what you’re going to do and explain it to them. What I get the greatest satisfaction out of is when you get good photographs and they have enjoyed being in it.“Planning is a lot to do with it. If you’re given time and space most photographers will come up with something good. So you’ve got to create that time and space.” Some of the pictures included in ‘Heroes’ – Packie Bonner (top), Kevin Heffernan (middle) and Sonia O’Sullivan (bottom). Stickland has seen the industry evolve behind recognition due to technological advancements in recent years. As the growth of the internet has resulted in a thirst for instant news, media outlets demand photographs to be on their desks minutes after they have been taken.“The technology is so good nowadays and it would seem to have made our job easier but it has probably made it more competitive and harder.“When we’re photographing matches in say the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park we need to get photographs out really quickly. In the old days you waited until after the match or even delivered them the next day.“And it’s reflected in the newspapers who used to receive two or three pictures on an afternoon are now getting thousands.“On somewhere like the, you want a running commentary of matches so you want, for example, a picture of Joe Schmidt before the All Blacks match or Richie McCaw warming up, then you want the Haka and the action right through to the final minute.“We have to keep providing those pictures all the time and technology allows us to do that. But it also puts us under more pressure.”Stickland reveals that it is currently difficult to get into sports photography as it is controlled by the agencies and getting recognised can be tough.That said, there is clearly a talented new generation coming through and Inpho’s own Ryan Byrne was just 21-years-old when he won a Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) award earlier this year.I always say to look at life a little bit differently,” answers Stickland when asked what advice he would give an aspiring photographer.  ”That has driven me through all the photography I’ve ever done.“That’s why you have a camera and all the equipment. That’s what we have always advised our photographers who come to Inpho. Just think about what you’re doing – what angle you’re taking it from, what lense you’re using and try view something different.“I get tremendous satisfaction when some of our photographers do and in the book there are about half-a-dozen pictures which are evidence to that.”8 pictures and videos that prove Nelson Mandela was a sporting icon25 brilliant images of Paul McGrathlast_img read more

Paramedic dies after 4×4 crashes into pole in LaoisParamedic dies after 4×4 crashes into pole in Laois

first_imgUpdated at 7.14pmA HSE AMBULANCE paramedic has died after the 4×4 he was driving crashed into a pole in Laois early this morning.The fatal crash happened at approximately 6.20am today on the Ballyfin Road near Mountrath in Laois. The man, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.His body was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where a post mortem will be carried out later today.Local Authority Road Safety Officers spokesperson Declan Keogh extended “sympathy and condolences to his family, close friends and in particular his colleagues in the Ambulance Service”.The news of any member of the emergency services being injured or killed in a road collision is particularly sad, given the role they play in preventing death and injuries; both on the road in their life saving capacity, and off the road in raising awareness about road safety.Garda investigators have carried out a forensic examination of the scene.Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact them with information.Originally published 10amlast_img read more

ADC Salutes the 2015 Defense Community Award WinnersADC Salutes the 2015 Defense Community Award Winners

first_imgADC is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the Defense Community Awards, the association’s effort to recognize the achievements of communities and the leaders who support them. The winners will be recognized during the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit, June 22-24 in Washington.Here is a rundown of the 2015 winners by category:Community Leadership Award — Recognizes an individual whose outstanding leadership helps (1) drive the success of a base redevelopment project; and/or (2) build a military-community partnership to enhance the mission of an active installation. An honoree may be an elected or appointed (non-military) official at the state, regional or local level, a volunteer, or the chief executive officer of a local redevelopment authority (or equivalent organization).Steven Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick, MaineMilitary Leadership Award — Recognizes an individual from any branch of the military whose outstanding leadership has been essential in building and sustaining partnerships with defense communities that are home to active, realigning or closing installations. The nominee may be active or civilian military personnel who has played a role in defense community issues at any level and who demonstrates vision for establishing new models of partnerships across the country.Col. Chuck Hodges, Installation Commander, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.Base Redevelopment Excellence Award — Recognizes a community or local redevelopment authority whose efforts (1) demonstrate leadership and vision to address the community’s specific economic needs following base realignment or closure; (2) have shown measurable results; (3) incorporate innovative public-private partnerships; and/or (4) serve as a model for other communities across the country.March Joint Powers Authority, Riverside, Calif.Community Excellence Award — Recognizes a community that is home to an active installation and which (1) demonstrates sustained and effective strategies to promote collaboration with the local installation; (2) contributes to measurable results in greater effectiveness of the installation’s military mission; (3) implements innovative military-community partnerships; and/or (4) serves as a model for other defense communities and states across the country.Dayton Development Coalition/State of OhioFort Polk Progress, Leesville, La.Installation Excellence Award — Recognizes a DOD installation from any military branch that has successfully built strong partnerships with communities, regions and/or states to (1) enhance community-military collaboration; (2) promote installation efficiency and innovation; (3) advance DOD energy efficiency goals; and/or (4) serve as a national model for community-military partnerships.Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.Congressional Leadership Award — Recognizes a sitting member of the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives whose leadership is essential to (1) support active, realigning or closing installations; (2) build partnerships between the military and communities; (3) advance policy issues that support defense communities across the country; and/or (4) support military families and veterans.Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.)Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.)The ADC Awards Committee thanks all members and association partners that submitted nominations for participating in this year’s program. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

OBITUARY Jason C Zwicker 48OBITUARY Jason C Zwicker 48

first_imgMILFORD, NH — Jason C. Zwicker, 48, resident of Milford, NH, died on April 25, 2018 in Milford.Jason was born in Wilmington, MA on October 31, 1969, a son of Ronald Zwicker Sr. of Wilmington and the late Victoria (Sousa) Zwicker. Besides his childhood, Jason spent many years a resident in Nashua, NH with extended family and enormous amounts of friends that were considered just as close.Jason was self-employed as a very talented tile installer, having worked many years within the tile industry throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Jason enjoyed his work bringing pleasure to his clients as much as being creative and masterful.He enjoyed spending time with his family as a devoted husband and father. Jason enjoyed walks on the beach and anything to do with the ocean. He enjoyed playing cards, listening to music, wind therapy on a motorcycle, grilling food over open flame and entertaining company. Jason enjoyed travel and dining. He loved to laugh and joke, and spending time with friends that inspired the world with better ways.In addition to his father, his immediate family includes his wife, Micaela Zwicker of Milford, NH; his daughter, Miranda Daisy Zwicker; his son, Tyler Morgan Zwicker of Nashua, NH; and his step son Dustin Michael Pompey; Jason’s brother, Ronald Zwicker and beloved family dog Koda Zwicker.A memorial was held on Friday, May 4th at 6:00pm at the Harley-Sanford Post #4368, 1 VFW Way, Milford, NH 03055. A celebration of life is to be arranged shortly after memorial, the date and time will be announced to public.Jason C. Zwicker(NOTE: The above obituary is from Smith & Heald Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Francis J. Zizis, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John S. Zwicker, 83In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Brat Studios Launching Record Label EXCLUSIVEBrat Studios Launching Record Label EXCLUSIVE

first_img Popular on Variety On the heels of $30 million in new financing, Brat Studios, the company behind teen shows like “Chicken Girls” and “Total Eclipse,” is launching a record label, it announced today.The company has already released several digital singles related to its shows — “Photograph,” an original song by “Chicken Girls” star Annie LeBlanc (pictured above) —  has garnered 14 million views on YouTube, and Brat songs have already earned 12 million streams on Spotify and substantial sales on iTunes. LeBlanc’s cover of Lisa Loeb’s 1994 hit “Stay” even garnered a thumbs-up from the songwriter herself.“We’re eager to make our mark on the music industry,” said Brat co-founder Rob Fishman, who notes that the company will not initially be releasing physical product but has secured digital distribution through Tunecore as well as Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Likewise, Brat Records’ deals initially will be for one-off singles (under a variety of different terms), rather than long-term contracts. “We’re starting out by releasing a suite of singles and compilations in partnership with artists,” he says, “not signing them to anything exclusive.”He also notes that whereas the company’s earlier music efforts were largely intended to promote its shows, “Here, there’s a music-first approach. We’ll be looking for talent both inside and outside of our universal of characters.”Brat’s new music efforts will be led by new hire Lucas Thomashow, a former Google employee who started the DJ duo Cherry Beach. 

The new division will team up talent with emerging songwriters and producers to create releases under the Brat Records banner. In addition, the company is building a presence on music services like Spotify, where recent playlists including Brat Radio and the Chicken Girls Playlist recently went live.

“There are a lot of emerging artists with huge fanbases who are being ignored by mainstream,” Fishman says, “and we’re here for them.”last_img read more

Postmates Will Test Delivery Robots on San Francisco SidewalksPostmates Will Test Delivery Robots on San Francisco Sidewalks

first_img Register Now » 2 min read San Franciscans might soon see Postmates’ cute delivery robot rolling down their sidewalks. According to TechCrunch, the food and groceries delivery service has secured what could be the first permit allowing sidewalk robotics operations in the city. Postmates introduced the big-eyed, Wall-E-like Serve in December, revealing its plans to send the robot with your orders to your homes and offices. You’ll be able to unlock its compartment — it can carry up to 50 pounds of goods and for up to 30 miles on a single charge — using your phone or a code the service gives you.A few years ago, San Francisco served as a testing ground for delivery robots from various companies. That stopped after the city restricted their use on its sidewalks, requiring firms that want to unleash their machines in the city to secure permission to do so. The fact that San Francisco is now officially allowing a company to test delivery robots could be a big step towards their deployment.It’s not entirely clear if Postmates did anything special to convince local authorities, but it recently hired Apple veteran Ken Kocienda as a principal software engineer for the team developing Serve. Further, as TC notes, the company replaced the robot’s LIDAR technology with something more lightweight and durable.A Postmates spokesperson told TechCrunch in a statement:”We’ve been eager to work directly with cities to seek a collaborative and inclusive approach to robotic deployment that respects our public rights of way, includes community input, and allows cities to develop thoughtful regulatory regimes.Based on San Francisco’s Public Works Code, permits that allow the operation of autonomous delivery devices on sidewalks remain valid for 180 days. They also grant the authorization to test up to three delivery robots per permittee, though the machines can’t operate in high-traffic areas and they have to be monitored by a human operator within 30 feet away. This story originally appeared on Engadget Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals August 8, 2019last_img read more

Burundi army thrust into new role in quelling protestsBurundi army thrust into new role in quelling protests

first_imgIn an apparent effort to assert greater control over the military, President Pierre Nkurunziza fired his defense minister, Pontien Gaciyubenge, who earlier this month had said the army would play a neutral role in the street protests and respect the Constitution, comments seen as critical of the president. Nkurunziza also replaced International Affairs Minister Laurent Kavakure and Trade Minister Marie Nizigiyimana, said presidential spokesman Gervais Abayeho.The protests began more than three weeks ago after the ruling party named Nkurunziza as its candidate in June elections. Police tried to crush the demonstrations at the cost of at least 15 lives.Burundi’s situation grew even more volatile last week when a general announced a coup, which collapsed within two days when loyalist troops overwhelmed the rebel faction. Since Nkurunziza returned to the presidential palace over the weekend, the demonstrations have continued and the army appears to have inherited the role of putting down the street protests.In Bujumbura’s Musaga neighborhood, armed soldiers on Monday faced off with hundreds of angry protesters who called for Nkurunziza to reverse his decision to seek another term in office, which many say is unconstitutional. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too An Associated Press reporter in Musaga, where protesters put up barricades of burning tires, saw two soldiers fire into a crowd of protesters, who had repeatedly shouted, “Shoot us.” No casualties were seen.“The military is shooting at us, you have seen for yourselves,” said protester Alfred Nsengumukiza. “They came here pushing and shoving us and also doing the same to journalists, then they opened fire.”The soldiers who fired the shots were then ordered to leave the front line, sparking a rift between troops who opposed shooting at protesters and those who supported such action. Amid the standoff, the group opposed to firing at protesters cocked their guns and threatened to shoot their colleagues if they fired into the crowd.No police were seen in the volatile areas of Musaga and Cibitoke, a sign that the army, which previously had acted as a buffer between angry protesters and the police, has now taken over operations against demonstrators. The soldiers are armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.Many of the demonstrators in Citiboke said their protests should not be linked to the coup calling the coup plotters “opportunists.” Top Stories “We just want Nkurunziza to respect the constitution and leave office. In the years he has been in power he has done nothing for us,” said Bertland Nkurunziza.Seventeen security officials, including five generals, accused in the attempted coup were charged Saturday with attempting to destabilize public institutions, said lawyers of some of the suspects. Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, the former intelligence chief who announced the coup on Wednesday, remains at large.Nkurunziza, who was in Tanzania for a summit to discuss his nation’s troubles when the coup attempt was announced, made his first public appearance in Bujumbura on Sunday.The U.S. government has raised concern over reports of retaliatory attacks in the aftermath of the attempted coup. It has urged Nkurunziza to condemn and stop the alleged use of violence by the police and the ruling party’s youth militias against those who participate in street protests.In Washington, State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke cited cases of retaliatory violence against coup plotters and supporters in Burundi. He said any individuals charged with involvement must be treated according to the law and their rights must be respected. And “peaceful protesters should not be equated with people who participated in an attempted seizure of power.” Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi’s army was deployed on Monday for the first time to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the president’s bid for a third term.Confronting hundreds of demonstrators, two groups of soldiers almost opened fire on each other as the result of a dispute on whether to use lethal force against the protesters, sharply illustrating the military’s difficult position. At least three people were wounded in an overnight attack in the outskirts of the capital which witnesses blamed on the ruling party’s youth wing.Jafeh Hakizimana, said he was hacked with machetes by a group from the ruling party’s youth wing, known as the, Imbonerakure, who came to his village looking for opposition supporters. Hakizimana said his brother was among the attackers.“He did not do anything to help me and went on to beat others,” Hakizimana said.Fearing political violence, more than 105,000 Burundians have fled to neighboring countries recently, according to the U.N.______Associated Press reporters Gerard Nzohabona contributed to this report, Andrew Njuguna and Jerome Delay contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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first_imgHotels in the Nelson and Marlborough regions are adjusting to the decreasing demand of long-haul travellers, as the industry in New Zealand has recovered slower than expected.Speaking at the New Zealand Hotel Council’s (NZHC) Annual Operating Survey presentation at Blenheim last Thursday, Executive Officer Rachael Shadbolt said other factors of the changes in the industry included increasing numbers of Asian tourists, last-minute bookings and grab fordeals.NZHC’s survey confirmed its seven members in the Nelson and Marlborough regions had the third highest average room rate in the country in 2010, at $135.70 – an increase from $130.40 the previous year.The hotels also employed 170 staff members and generated a capital value in excess of $41 million.The survey also emphasised the importance of Australian visitors, the rise of travellers from Asia, especially South Korea and China, while the slowing routes from the United Kingdom and the United States.Ms Shadbolt said the Christchurch earthquakes meant visitor numbers would drop in the short term.“We are working closely with our members and the wider tourism sector to help wherever we can,” she said.“Members are also in close contact with each other, offering assistance, helping to find visitors alternative accommodation at short notice and offering temporary employment to staff.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: V.Vlast_img read more

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