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Corner Gas star Brent Butt to perform in SudburyCorner Gas star Brent Butt to perform in Sudbury

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment In months he was headlining top clubs in the city, and within a couple years he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals. His television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, but he was also busy creating Corner Gas.It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named “Funniest Show on TV” by TV Guide readers.In 2013, Butt was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to community and country. That same year Butt’s first feature film entitled No Clue and directed by Carl Bessai was released. Butt wrote, starred in and produced the film under his Sparrow Media banner.Recently the highly anticipated feature film return to Dog River with Corner Gas: The Movie saw the entire beloved cast reunited to the delight of rabid fans and new fans alike.The movie received a special Golden Screen Award at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards recognizing the projects stellar ratings and “most watched” status.With Butt performing, writing, executive producing, and even directing, there is little doubt the future holds many untold achievements for one of Canada’s brightest stars.The Sudbury show takes place at The Grand Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets cost either $35 or $40, depending on seating. Visit LOL Sudbury’s website for tickets and more information. https://www.ebosscanada.com/event/brent-butt-live/Brent Butt Live! LOL Comedy Festival is running its first ever Northern Ontario Tour with CTV’s Corner Gas star, Brent Butt.Brent Butt will be performing his successful stand-up comedy show in Timmins Dec. 8 and Parry Sound Dec. 9, ending his three-show tour in Sudbury Dec. 10.Born in Tisdale, Sask., Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get attention. Butt honed his comedy in school and at the age of 20 moved to Toronto to pursue a career in standup. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Marlboro maker leaps into the cannabis trade with 24BMarlboro maker leaps into the cannabis trade with 24B

first_imgNEW YORK — One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion investment in Cronos Group, a Canadian medical and recreational marijuana company.Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, is taking a 45 per cent stake in the Toronto company.Cronos said Friday that the Richmond, Virginia, tobacco company will pay another $1.4 billion for warrants that if exercised, would give the Altria a 55 per cent majority ownership stake.Cronos first announced that it was in talks with Altria this week.The Associated Presslast_img

UNbacked prize to reward research into Latin American economic developmentUNbacked prize to reward research into Latin American economic development

26 March 2010The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is jointly launching a new prize for academics, intellectuals and professionals who conduct research into economic development. The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is jointly launching a new prize for academics, intellectuals and professionals who conduct research into economic development.The International Award for Research on Economic Development Juan F. Noyola, named after a renowned Mexican economist, will be awarded every two years, ECLAC announced yesterday in a press release issued from Mexico City.Contestants for the prize are required to submit an original unpublished Spanish- or Portuguese-language monograph on Latin American economic development issues that could contribute to policy-making and analysis. Winners will receive a monetary prize and their research will be published.ECLAC has launched the award in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, known as UNAM.Alicia Bárcena, the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, said Mr. Noyola’s research and thinking of economic issues, particularly inflation, remain relevant today.“After the disappointing results of the market reforms implemented in the 1990s and in light of the recent impact of the global financial crisis, our region urgently needs to find answers to the same questions Noyola posed decades ago: how can we detonate and sustain high economic expansion aimed at greater equality without falling into an inflationary spiral or in a balance of payments or fiscal crisis?” Ms. Bárcena said. read more

Automotive Academy unveils newlook websiteAutomotive Academy unveils newlook website

http://www.automotiveacademy.co.uk has a refreshed new look and feel, providing more information to employers, employees and training organisations, as well as the world’s media. The Automotive Academy has unveiled its new website, the internet home of training for the motor manufacturing industry. The Automotive Academy is a unique partnership between the automotive industry and government, making globally competitive training materials available to everyone in the industry; from shop floor to boardroom and from the largest vehicle manufacturer to the smallest SME. Academy chief executive, Dr Alan Begg, said, ‘Our web site is fast becoming the best single source of up-to-date material on training in the motor industry. The new easy-to-use site provides access to all the Academy course brochures, contact details for the key people in all our regional spokes, as well as the latest Academy news. Its new look makes it much easier for people to find exactly what they’re looking for, making more time for our globally competitive training. ‘ More from: http://www.automotiveacademy.co.uk/Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Suit seeks benefits for clients of disgraced Kentucky lawyerSuit seeks benefits for clients of disgraced Kentucky lawyer

Conn has been imprisoned for his role in the largest Social Security fraud in history, affecting hundreds of disability recipients.A federal appeals court decision earlier this year restored benefits for about 300 of Conn’s former clients.Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf says the new suit is aimed at people who gave up on their appeals but are truly disabled and deserve to have benefits restored Eric Conn (Photo Courtesy: Pike Co. Detention Center LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a group of people who lost federal disability benefits after their lawyer was arrested for fraud.The suit filed Friday in eastern Kentucky aims to revive the cases of about 500 people who most likely gave up the legal fight after the government began revoking benefits for lawyer Eric Conn’s former clients four years ago.- Advertisement – read more

Franco Harris ExPenn State Players Against Freeh ReportFranco Harris ExPenn State Players Against Freeh Report

In a scathing e-mail sent to Penn State alumni, Franco Harris and two other former Penn State football players say the report about Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal “is highly flawed, and factually insufficient.”Harris, Rudy Glocker and Christian Marrone sent the e-mail criticizing the Freeh report that they plan publish in The Wall Street Journal and other large publications.The email and letter were obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.The players claim there was a rush to judgment by the media, the board of trustees, university officials and the NCAA after the blistering report was released two weeks ago.The report compiled by a team led by former FBI director Louis Freeh accuses school officials, including late coach Joe Paterno, of covering up the abuse to avoid bad publicity.“A grave injustice has occurred over these past two weeks that began with the issuance of the Freeh report,” the email states. “After much review, it’s clear the report is highly flawed, and factually insufficient. Yet, the media, the Board of Trustees, University officials and the NCAA, seem to have read only the conclusions and not the content of the report and have failed to question the report’s evidentiary basis or lack thereof — they have rushed to judgment. As a result, OUR program has been brutally harmed and our Coach has been completely tarnished.”The email asks those who support its claims to sign the letter and return it by Saturday.Harris is one of Penn State’s greatest players. He played fullback for Paterno in the early 1970s and went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Glocker graduated from Penn State in 1992. Marrone graduated in 1997.The letter, dated July 27, and titled “Rush to Judgment,” claims the “snap judgments reached by the Freeh report about what Coach Joe Paterno knew and what he did deserve further analysis. In short, we believe this report has irresponsibly impugned Paterno’s reputation without sufficient evidence.”The players criticize the thoroughness of the Freeh report because the investigators did not interview many of the central people in the case, including Paterno, who died in January, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and university vice president Gary Schultz — who are both awaiting trial on charges of perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse — and former assistant coach Mike McQueary, who was a key witness in the case against Sandusky.The players say Freeh made what he deemed “reasonable conclusions” about Paterno’s alleged “cover-up” based on three emails. But the emails, two from 1998 and one from 2001, do not support that conclusion, the players say. read more

Wanbao mine in Myanmar puts FAM leach pad system into operationWanbao mine in Myanmar puts FAM leach pad system into operation

first_imgFAM recently successfully installed and put into operation the first line of a leach pad system in Wanbao opencast copper mine in Myanmar under a contract with Wanbao Mining Co Ltd, China. The machines are designed to convey and spread copper ore at a capacity of 6,500 t/h. Operation of the first line is already running in full compliance with contractually agreed technical parameters.Both identical conveyor lines of the system consist of one shiftable feeding belt conveyor, one tripper car, and one conveyor bridge on crawlers. The crushed copper ore is spread on a vast stockpile by using a belt conveyor and infused with acid over a pipe system. The acid leaches the copper from the ore, then it is collected by a drainage system and fed into an electrolysis plant for copper production. The Wanbao project serves as a significant extension of the global network of FAM leach-pad systems.last_img read more

Clearpath survey robots receive value added LiDAR capabilityClearpath survey robots receive value added LiDAR capability

first_imgVelodyne Lidar says the combination of its LiDAR sensor expertise with Clearpath Robotics’ mobile robots for survey and inspection will offer customers a “value-added” service, allowing them to get maximum value from the high-resolution, 3D data these machines capture.Clearpath’s robotic solutions now use Velodyne’s state-of-the-art LiDAR technology, which, Velodyne said, boasts industry-leading resolution, range, and field of view. “Velodyne sensors create a 360° real-time map of the environment, allowing the robot to detect and avoid obstacles for safe autonomous navigation,” the company said.Julian Ware, General Manager of Clearpath Robotics, said: “We have been recommending and integrating Velodyne products on our robotic platforms for almost a decade. Velodyne sensors have proven to handle challenging automation tasks and flawlessly function in unfamiliar and unpredictable settings.”Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors are designed for seamless integration with robotic platforms by being easy to mount, having low-power consumption, and including a web configuration tool, the company said. “They are meticulously designed to perform in high-stress environmental conditions like inclement weather, which is essential for outdoor deployments.“Clearpath provides value-added services for Velodyne with wide-ranging expertise integrating its sensors in customised robotics systems. The company has extensive experience supporting Robot Operating System (ROS)-ready mobile robotics platforms by developing and maintaining ROS drivers, and providing step-by-step ROS tutorials.”Mike Jellen, President and CCO, Velodyne Lidar, said: “Clearpath brings the skill set and experience necessary to help customers derive maximum value from high-resolution, 3D data provided by Velodyne Lidar to create innovative ground-based mobile robot solutions.”Clearpath Robotics provides hardware, software, and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment, and operation, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace, and academia.last_img read more

Officialy Manuel Strlek in Vive Targi Kielce until 2016Officialy Manuel Strlek in Vive Targi Kielce until 2016

Manuel StrlekVive Targi Kielce As Handball-Planet.com wrote two months ago, Croatian left wing, Manuel Strlek (24) will join the Polish champion, Vive Targi Kielce. One of the best left wing in the world of handball coming to Poland from C.O Zagreb with the contract on four seasons. Before him, team of Bogdan Wenta signed three players from Croatia, Buntic, Musa and Cupic, one from Serbia, Stojkovic and SLovenia, Zorman. ← Previous Story Kim Andersson goes to AG Copenhagen after “triple crown” Next Story → Darko Stanic stays in Metalurg – Zarko Markovic joins FA Goppingen!

No sign of easing for food pricesNo sign of easing for food prices

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Retail prices for basic commodities remain at particularly high levels in Greece, in spite of shrinking disposable incomes and a drop in demand, according to Eurostat data presented this week by the Development Ministry. Eurostat figures show that Greece is among the most expensive countries in the European Union, and in certain cases, such as dairy products, it has the highest prices in the whole bloc. Dairy products in this country cost 31.5 percent more than the EU average in 2011, while prices rose an additional 1.17 percent in the first eight months of 2012. This is mostly attributed to the reduced domestic production of cow’s milk and high producer prices. Data from the Hellenic Organization of Milk and Meat (ELOGAK) show that producer prices in the period from January to July 2012 averaged out at 0.46 euros per litre -10.38 percent higher than last year – while the EU average was 0.29 euros/lt. One proposal supported by many professionals and some within the government that could contribute to a drop in dairy prices is for the shelf life of fresh milk to be extended from five to seven or eight days. “We are expensive. It’s even worse than anticipated. We have not seen the correction in prices we had expected,” an official at the Development Ministry said this week, expressing serious concern about the level of prices for a number of agricultural products in the coming months, such as wheat and potatoes, as production will likely be reduced. Bread and cereal prices in Greece were 15.8 percent higher than the EU average in 2011, while there has been an additional increase of 0.5 percent in the last month that is worrying, given fears of a further rise in the international price of wheat. According to Development Ministry sources, the main reasons behind this price inflexibility in Greece are: the very necessity of those products, which means demand will always exist; the maintenance of market distortions; the high cost of transport combined with the need to ship products to the country’s many islands; and high taxation. Greece’s creditors have been pressuring the government over the level of retail prices. Their representatives in Athens have reportedly told the development minister in meetings that the price inflexibility may be put down to the possibility that while people’s nominal disposable incomes have dropped, their actual spending power may not have fallen by the same extent. The ministry’s policy is now based on two pillars: intensifying checks and introducing harsher penalties to correct distortions as well as lifting regulatory obstacles. There still is a considerable margin for price reduction, the ministry believes. Earlier this week, Deputy Development Minister Thanasis Skordas dismissed claims by the Federation of Greek Enterprises (SEV) regarding their inability to slash retail prices, saying: “Have the industries recently exhausted their options for modernizing production in order to reduce costs? Why did they not become more extroverted earlier, instead of targeting a market of just 10 million consumers?”last_img read more

Greek law school wins top spot in world competitionGreek law school wins top spot in world competition

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Department of International Studies and the team of undergraduate students of the University of Athens’ Law School have won first place in the Global Rounds of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot.It was the third time the Athens School of Law entered the international contest, battling for supremacy against another 82 institutions, supervised by lecturer Anastasios Gourgourinis.The competition, which simulates international investment arbitration, took place in London and lasted from 29 October until 1 November. Each team supports its position in memorial writing and performs an oral presentation before a panel of experts. The team coaches were students Irene Kikarea and Kleoniki-Maria Sergaki, while the competing members were students Despina Arslanidi, Eleftherios Dafermos, Thomas Papadogiannis Varouhakis, Dimitris Stamatis, Nikoletta Chalikopoulou and Maria-Eleni Chrysanthakopoulou. The Greek law students managed to beat their colleagues from Georgetown University, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Buenos Aires, the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, the Lomonosov State University of Moscow and the National Law School of India University (Bangalore).Harvard University, King’s College London, the University of Helsinki and PluriCourts University of Oslo were also among the major institutions taking part in the contest.Source: TVXSlast_img read more

Spurs defender reveals excitement about playing ArsenalSpurs defender reveals excitement about playing Arsenal

first_imgTottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed his excitement about playing Arsenal in the next round of the Carabao Cup.The two North London rivals face off next month in the quarterfinals of the League Cup and the Belgium international has revealed he can’t wait for the match.“They are very special, historical games, more than just a Premier League game,” says Alderweireld, according to Sky Sports News.“I feel fortunate to play those games and to be a part of it and looking forward to it very much.”Whatever the outcome of the game at the Emirates, though, Alderweireld assures Spurs fans the players are doing all they possibly can to end the club’s decade-wait for a trophy.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are doing everything we can to get, I think every team is doing this,” he says. “You do not overestimate the performance we did in the last couple of years.“If you do every point from the last four years, then we will be up there. So it is not one season we played well and then bad, no for a couple of seasons now we play on a high level.“And the next step is silverware and we are doing the best we can to achieve that.“We try to play good football – it is not easy, but we try and we can improve a lot more and we do the best we can.”last_img read more

Crowds salute Fourth in styleCrowds salute Fourth in style

first_imgFireworks explode during the Fourth of July celebration at Fort Vancouver on Wednesday. Folks of all stripes flocked to Independence Day at Fort Vancouver on Wednesday to celebrate, but one thing united them all — their love of putting a flag on it.All-American red, white and blue reigned supreme as the fashion trend of the day as thousands took the Fourth as an opportunity to wear their patriotism on their sleeves, literally.While most chose simple outfits — blue shorts and a red shirt, for example — some people’s ensembles could almost upstage the massive fireworks show later in the evening.Denise Buchanan headed to donate blood for the Red Cross wearing American flag shorts, a U.S.A. necklace and a T-shirt with wolves superimposed on a flag. The Vancouver resident brought along her foster children and also invited former foster children along. Every single one of them was dressed up and ready. One boy, she added, even shaved U.S.A. into the back of his head.The shorts she wears every year, but she said she picks a new shirt at Walmart each year, and all make an appearance only on the Fourth of July.last_img read more

24hour charity drive puts fun in crowdfunding24hour charity drive puts fun in crowdfunding

first_imgOn the WebThe “Give More 24!” window closes at 7 a.m., but you can always give to charity via the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington at https://www.cfsww.org/Ice-bucket challenges for charity? That’s so last month.A local, 24-hour, online crowdfunding event called “Give More 24!” began at 7 a.m. Thursday. Just after 5 p.m., the constantly updated website that tracked donations to nearly 100 local charities throughout the day had logged more than 1,200 individual gifts totalling nearly $260,000 for local charities.Final totals won’t be available until approximately noon Friday.Coordinated by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, the daylong campaign to activate new philanthropists at every level of income and generosity was in keeping with a new world of online giving, according to spokesman Maury Harris. The minimum donation was just $10.“Philanthropy is moving from analog to digital,” Harris said. “It is focusing on a younger generation that’s more comfortable online. That’s not our normal constituency, but our goal is to reach the whole community with the idea that everybody can be a philanthropist.”Nearly 90 groups signed up to be beneficiaries of the event. The Community Foundation made it not only easy but extra rewarding to make online donations on Thursday and into the wee hours Friday. Every donation will be automatically multiplied via a “stretch pool” of $75,000 contributed by clinical psychologist Candace Young and Nancy Lematta, the widow of businessman and philanthropist Wes Lematta.last_img read more

Neko Atsume Launches Even More Kitty Goods to Feed Your Feline ObsessionNeko Atsume Launches Even More Kitty Goods to Feed Your Feline Obsession

first_img Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered ItCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cycle Stay on target Why stop at collecting virtual cats on your phone when you can attract real cats to your home with the same adorable items? Clearly, this is the right life choice to make.Any cat lover can get on board with this new slew of Neko Atsume kitty goods designed to keep your furry pets entertained and happy (until the fat one shows up and eats all the food).With over 10 million downloads and counting, Neko Atsume was the app game that took the phone app world by storm last year, as users tried to attract different kittens to their virtual yards by putting out cute play things, food, and beds for their feline friends.AdChoices广告Now with this new collaboration from Japanese pet brand Petio, you can relive the glory of the cutest cat game in real life.Is your kitten not animated enough for your tastes? Give it the smiling eyes of a Neko Atsume kitty by plopping this hood on to turn it into one of the cats from the game!Remember at the beginning of the game when you only had enough coins for simple round cat beds? Now you can have them IRL with the addition of a cute cat face plush for your cat to rest on!Want something a little more deluxe? Have no fear, for the fancy sheep cushion and pyramid cat beds, are here!Previously, Petio released other items from Neko Atsume, which we feel like you need to see again just in case you don’t remember how ridiculously adorable it all was:Every cat loves the crinkly satisfaction of these tubes. Get two cats in there, and it will look like you have one long sausage cat, just like in the game!Who can forget the adorable little toys from the game? However, we know cats prefer to play with your socks and underwear more than they would ever want a cute toy you ordered from Japan for them.And of course, what Neko Atsume home would be complete without these little houses for them to rest in or on? The House and Cafe designs are almost unbearably cute.You can find all of these items on Petio’s website, with links to buy that will lead you to Rakuten. The Neko Atsume game is available on iOS and Google Play.last_img read more

Game of the Year Speed Racer The MovieGame of the Year Speed Racer The Movie

first_imgStay on target Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!I told you this column was about expanding the definition of what a Game of the Year could be.The 2008 Wachowskis’ film Speed Racer is all about expanding definitions. It expands what an adaptation can be. It expands how a film can look, and it expands how time and space can be used to visually tell a story. It’s a fifth-dimensional cubist painting of a moving picture, and it’s touching family fantasy sports movie. I love it. At the moment, it’s my favorite movie. I’m not being cute or ironic. I, and a growing number of others, legitimately believe Speed Racer is one of the greatest films of the 21st Century.Just look at it!Remember the end of Interstellar when Matthew McConaughey goes into that weird bookcase realm that exists in all points of time at once? Speed Racer is a movie made by beings who live in that dimension. Critics smart enough to not slam the movie at the time correctly recognized it as one of the most avant-garde kid’s movies of all time. The film gracefully transitions between scenes and character interactions and even the point in time we’re witnessing. Faces slide across the screen seamlessly linking together a story as looping and enthralling as the impossible architecture of the racetracks. It’s overwhelmingly pure cinema, total harmony between form and function.And just look at those races! Part of my argument for Speed Racer the movie as Game of the Year is that as a visual experience it’s pretty much the best F-Zero or Wipeout game. Nothing in the world looks real. When Speed steps out of his elementary school, he meets his brother in a hyper-saturated crayon drawing of a park. Then you realize every environment looks this insane and bright and shiny and candy-coated. But the film operates on such incredible dream logic that of course these pointy, stylized, overgrown toy cars make sense.Of course, the cars travel at unreal speeds and constantly flip and spin around. Of course, they use wacky high-tech equipment like bubble-based ejection systems or illegal spear hooks. It’s hypnotic. The only thing that breaks the spell is the occasional intrusion from the real world. When one driver runs out of Mario Kart joke weapons, he pulls out a straight-up handgun. When Speed and Pops watch old footage of realistic cars it makes you wonder how those modest machines evolved into these post-modern mechs on wheels. But even those moments are enjoyable in the way they make everything else even more ridiculous.Speed Racer the movie is a living cartoon, which makes sense considering it’s almost slavishly faithful to the classic 1960s anime, an anime I don’t even like! But that’s not why it works so well. A movie like Pacific Rim has similar “living cartoon” appeal. But Speed Racer laps that otherwise pretty good movie. Pacific Rim tries to split the difference between “cartoon” and “real life” with a somewhat compromised tone and look. For every gloriously triumphant giant robot smackdown there are scenes that would fit in any other somewhat shallow sci-fi action blockbuster. From beginning to end, Speed Racer looks and feels like literally nothing else, not even the cartoon.But make no mistake. Speed Racer is a real movie with real stakes and characters. Don’t forget that Lana and Lilly Wachowski made The Matrix, one of the most acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time. They know what they’re doing. Speed Racer deals with some of the same themes of rebelling against an oppressive and heartless capitalist system through supreme self-actualization as an artist and caring human being (especially poignant from two trans filmmakers).When Speed becomes in sync with the functions of the Mach 6 and unlocks his fundamental understanding of racing, his final victory is just as transcendent and cathartic as Neo manipulating the Matrix. It’s just as trippy, too, full of flashing zebras and a spinning checkerboard vortex like the ending of 2001. But within the mind-blowing visuals is an incredibly strong message about the crystalline beauty that comes from using your knowledge and life experience and support of your loved ones to solve your problems by mastering your art. It makes me cry.This is why the completely sincere tone is so crucial. It’s not some weird affectation. It’s a movie about being completely true to yourself being completely true to its own absurd and heartfelt self. It doesn’t have a random ninja wrestling fight for the sake of being random or campy. Ninja fight scenes are awesome! Slick heroes and gaudy villains with names like Racer X and Cruncher Block and Snake Oiler and Inspector Detector and Cannonball Taylor are awesome! Vikings are awesome! There are honestly funny chimpanzee gags and a fair amount of edge to the action and violence and cursing. But overall it’s wholesome and timeless and entirely without irony.The folks that really bring Speed Racer together are the incredible actors. Emile Hirsch brings the precise kind of charming blankness as Speed. Over time I’ve warmed up to child actor Paulie Litt as Spritle, who I originally thought was too modern to fit in the movie’s neo-1960s world. Matthew Fox as no-nonsense Racer X understands exactly what movie he is in. Roger Allam as Royalton does a great job embodying the predatory evil and inherent corruption of business. Christina Ricci and Susan Sarandon are perhaps the only women on the planet with eyes big enough to play anime characters. But the MVP is John Goodman, who manages to make a man named “Pops Racer” into a real, living, breathing person. He anchors the family drama and resilience that provides the emotional spine of the movie. Plus, Richard “Shaft” Roundtree shows up!There’s also Korean popstar Rain as the young heir to the Togokahn racing family, and props to the movie for actively acknowledging its Asian heritage. In fact, there’s an overall multicultural vibe throughout thanks to the international locales and racers and announcers. When the massive cross-country race in the middle section is kicked off by an African queen seeing the sun, you just go with it. And when the dazzlingly colorful final credits feature an end song blending together the American “Speed Racer” theme, the Japanese “Mach GoGoGo” theme, and verses in all sorts of other languages with Michael Giacchino’s catchy score, you just groove with it.I’ve seen Speed Racer five times. I’d like to see it five more times, and then five more times again. Whatever art I ever manage to create in this world will no doubt owe a debt to this film. Forget anything negative you may have heard. Open your mind and your heart to Speed Racer. You deserve to make this perfection a part of your life, and it deserves to be this week’s Game of the Year.The Speed Racer game wasn’t all that bad either.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!last_img read more

How to Control When Your PC Sleeps and What to Do AfterHow to Control When Your PC Sleeps and What to Do After

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Smalldollar Loans Can Make a Big DifferenceSmalldollar Loans Can Make a Big Difference

first_imgSmall-dollar Loans Can Make a Big Difference Affordability Borrowers FHA homes HOUSING Lenders loans Low-cost Homes mortgage Originations Single-Family Homes Urban Institute VA 2018-04-28 Radhika Ojha April 28, 2018 490 Views Low housing inventory and climbing home prices have been the source of numerous studies and headlines, and they are prominent issues impacting housing markets across the nation. However, while many homes in competitive markets are priced out of reach for most Americans, in other areas there quietly sit affordable homes that, despite their low prices, remain out of reach for low- and middle-income Americans. Despite finding “a substantial number of low-cost property sales taking place across many diverse housing markets,” researchers at the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center say, “low-cost properties remain largely inaccessible to LMI [low- and middle-income] households because traditional mortgage financing is too difficult to obtain on these properties.” “Low-cost properties could be a larger source of affordable housing if credit access for purchasing and rehabilitating these properties were expanded and improved,” state researchers from the Urban Institute in their report, “Small-Dollar Mortgages for Single-Family Residential Properties.”Low-cost homes, priced at or under $70,000, are present in urban, suburban, and rural markets and “in many counties, small-dollar sales make up most home sales,” according to the Urban Institute. However, only about one in four homes sold for $70,000 or less were financed with a traditional mortgage as of 2015, and that number fluctuated between 25 and 29 percent between 2010 and 2015. On the other hand, close to 80 percent of homes sold for between $70,000 and $150,000 were financed with a traditional mortgage in 2015. The research also found the share of first-lien, single-family, owner-occupied home loan originations for low-priced homes between $10,000 and $70,000 was on the decline, falling from 8 percent of all home loan originations in 2009 to 5 percent of all originations in 2016. Over the same time period, the share of originations for homes sold for between $70,000 and $150,000 declined less than 1 percent, and loans for homes sold at higher prices increased in market share. Observing the channels that contribute to the small-dollar loan sector, the research found gaps between small-dollar market share and overall loan origination market share at the GSEs, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The GSEs contribute to 53 percent of all home loan originations but just 45 percent of small-dollar mortgage loans. The FHA takes 24 percent market share overall but contributes just to 19 percent of small-dollar mortgages, and the VA holds a 10 percent market share overall but just a 3 percent share of the small-dollar market. Twenty-eight percent of small-dollar loans are held in portfolios at small community banks, credit unions, and large lenders, despite the fact that just 9 percent of small-dollar loans are originated there. The researchers pointed out a few reasons for the lack of financing available for low-priced homes. First, potential homeowners hoping to purchase a low-cost home with financing were less attractive than investor buyers ready to purchase with cash. Second, the researchers point out that loan origination costs are largely fixed, making small-dollar loans less attractive to lenders, who can profit more from the larger spreads available in high-dollar loans. “The limited access to mortgage credit for low-cost properties has led to a growing imbalance in America’s housing that affects both demand and supply,” state the researchers at the Urban Institute. The impact is particularly acute among potential first-time buyers. The Urban Institute offers several recommendations to enhance the small-dollar loan market, including growing the role of the federal government, the secondary market, and community organizations in the small-dollar loan sector; creating “consumer-friendly, fairly priced small-dollar mortgage alternatives to traditional mortgages for home purchase, renovation, and refinance;” expanding “first look” programs that offer preference to first-time homeowners, low-income buyers, and minorities; and expanding finance options for manufactured housing.center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Sharelast_img read more

Snow expected in TroodosSnow expected in Troodos

first_imgSnow could fall on Troodos on Friday morning as rains and storms are set to return to the island.On Thursday the weather will be mainly fine with a few clouds, although the temperature is not expected to reach 20C.However, rain and storms are expected to develop overnight, mainly in the west and the north. Rain or sleet could fall in Troodos in the night, while a frost is expected in other areas.On Friday morning it will be cloudy with isolated rain and storms. Again, snow and sleet are a possibility in the highest areas of the mountains.Temperatures will increase on Saturday while by Sunday evening rain and storms are expected to return.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Parents complain after girl injured on ancient school busParents complain after girl injured on ancient school bus

first_imgParents of children living in Limassol’s mountain areas called on Monday for action over the very old buses that take their children to school after a 14-year-old girl was hit on the head by a metal part that fell off an overhead shelf.The accident occurred on Monday morning when the girl was on the school bus to her high school in Lemythou from Dhoros village where she lives.According to her father, Andreas Christofi, a metal object fell off one the bus’s overhead shelves when the vehicle made a turn and hit his daughter on the head. The blow caused a trauma to the temple and a head oedema. After going to school, she was transferred by ambulance to the Limassol general hospital where she was kept for precautionary reasons.Christofi, who is also a member of the school’s parent association, told media on Monday that the object was a spare part that was stored on the overhead shelf.He said that this was not the first time parents of the area have feared for the safety of their children as the buses are very old.“We have many problems. There are ancient buses with two-digit licence plates.”He added that whenever they complain to the competent state authorities, the response they get is that they cannot interfere since the buses have their MOTs.“We pray each morning for our children to go to school and come back safe,” he said.On one occasion, he said, the bus broke down and students had to wait an hour and a half in the snow without any heating.“Many times, they don’t even start and they are looking for electricians at 6am to get them going,” Christofi said.The head of the parents’ federation Kyriacos Nikiforou, told Alpha TV that despite the repeated complaints, “some fail to take this seriously”.“These buses are old and have covered millions of kilometres,” Nikiforou said.He added that they have been calling for the replacement of these buses for a long time stressing that they drive through rain and snow on a challenging road network and they need to transfer students safely.He said the federation will discuss measures at their next meeting and will insist the buses are replaced by September 1. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more