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GOVT DISTANCES SELF FROM IMRAN KHANS SOCIAL MEDIA POST

One day after the Indian High Commissioner criticised Director of the Department of Public Information Imran Khan for a comment made on social media, State Minister Joseph Harmon today said that the personal view expressed by the Government official does not represent the view of the Coalition Government.“It does not represent the position of the Government. We have excellent relations with India and we continue to work on those relations. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement which we have with that country and we would like to work to ensure that it gets better”, Harmon said.Minister of State Joseph HarmonHarmon noted that while government does not have much control over what persons post on their personal social media accounts, he said all they can do is ask holders of government offices to restrain from making such statements.“This is what I would call an aberration rather than a norm that someone who actually has a Government position but expresses a personally view….It is not the view of the Government, it is an individual’s view and that is the distinction I would like to make…I am advised that the Prime Minister is addressing the issue and is likely to make a statement soon”, Harmon asserted.Khan on Wednesday posted a comment on his facebook page, questioning whether the Indian High Commission was interfering in the country’s internal affairs and was attempting to engage in destabilisation of the coalition government.Director of Public Information, Department of Public Information, Imran KhanHis statement was in relation to the recently concluded People of Indian Origin Parliamentary Conference held in New Delhi, where a 23-member Guyanese delegation attended upon invite from the Indian Government.The delegation comprised of 17 Opposition and three government parliamentarians as well as three Mayors – all of Indian heritage.The DPI Director asked whether the Indian High Commission deliberately invited only three Government backbenchers and specifically ignored ministers of Indian heritage.However, in response to Khan, Indian High Commissioner Venkatachalam Mahalingam explained that the top hierarchy of both the Indian and Guyana Governments are aware that the invitations were for 23 Members of Parliament and three Mayors of Indian Origin who are not ministers.The Diplomat said that the comment was reckless and intentionally misleading, while adding at the action by the government official is unfortunate, irresponsible, unprofessional and mischievous.The post has since been removed by Khan. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNo Govt policy in place to ban females working night shift- HarmonSeptember 7, 2017In “Business”Cabinet Secretary’s responsibilities should be handed to retired public servant – NagamootooApril 12, 2016In “latest news”Harmon defends appointment of AFC member as REOSeptember 4, 2015In “Politics” read more


Onesta with 20 Experts before WCh 2013

Claude Onesta French NT coach, Claude Onesta will have tough job to decide squad for the World Championship in Spain where France defends title from Sweden 2011:Tor: Cyril Dumoulin (Chambéry), Daouda Karaboué (Toulouse), Thierry Omeyer (Kiel)Rückraum: William Accambray (Montpellier), Xavier Barachet (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Sébastien Bosquet (Dunkerque), Jérôme Fernandez (Toulouse), Nikola Karabatic (Montpellier), Timothey Nguessan (Chambéry), Daniel Narcisse (Kiel)Außen: Luc Abalo (PSG Handball), Samuel Honrubia (PSG Handball), Arnaud Bingo (Tremblay-en-France), Michaël Guigou (Montpellier), Guillaume Joli (Dunkerque), Valentin Porte (Toulouse)Kreis: Cédric Sorhaindo (Barcelona/ESP), Igor Anic (Cesson), Grégoire Detrez (Chambéry)Abwehr: Didier Dinart (PSG Handball) ← Previous Story Brazil waiting for WCh 2013 clashes Next Story → Dragan Skrbic about Handball Person Contest: “Men’s EHF EURO 2012, Onesta and Montenegrian girls” read more


Study blowing into NES cartridges is a bad idea

first_imgIf the phrase “blowing into a video game cartridge” doesn’t immediately strike up years of memories from your early gaming days, you missed out. It was a ritual, a tradition, a part of the coming-of-age of the golden days of gaming. But did you ever stop to wonder if blowing your moist breath all over a fragile electronic product was actually the right thing to do?When the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released in the US, its design is believed to be what led to the cartridge-blowing phenomenon. Having the game encased inside a hidden compartment led to the conception that it could become filled with dust and other particles, since users could not really see where cartridges made contact with the system. So blowing into the system, and blowing into the cartridges, seemed to make sense. The most compelling reason was because it seemed to work. Of course, there is also an argument that taking the cartridge in and out without blowing into it could have had the same effect.Chris Higgins from Mental Floss decided to research the age-old phenomenon, and found that experts tend to think that it was overall a bad idea, with some calling it nothing more than a placebo effect. Others say it actually led to damage of the games over time.Also brought to light was a study that gaming enthusiast Frankie Viturello conducted in which he blew into one NES cartridge every day for a month, did not tamper with another one, and then used both of them equally. The results can be seen in the picture above. No one can say that looks like a healthy cartridge.Perhaps it is true that there was an immediate positive impact by blowing into the games, but the experts seem to agree that no matter how tempting it is, it should be avoided.via Mental Flosslast_img read more


Canadian trade minister says its up to Europe to save trade agreement

first_img Oct 22nd 2016, 12:01 PM I’ll be meeting @cafreeland tomorrow morning at 7:30 and @PaulMagnette at 9:00 in #EP to revive #CETA talks. We can’t stop at last mile— Ex EP President (@EP_PresSchulz) October 21, 2016 10,281 Views http://jrnl.ie/3040609 Short URL 30 Comments Saturday 22 Oct 2016, 12:01 PM Share38 Tweet Email European Union Parliament President Martin Schultz. Image: Olivier Matthys European Union Parliament President Martin Schultz. By AFP CETA would link the EU market of 500 million people with the world’s 10th biggest economy.The accord was initially scheduled to be signed next Thursday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Brussels – and Schulz said that that date remained in the diary.“The problems are on the Europeans’ table and we have to try to resolve them,” he said. “This meeting was very constructive and will perhaps be decisive.“I remain optimistic.”Canada blasted the European Union yesterday as incapable of signing international agreements, as talks to persuade Wallonia to sign up to the huge trade deal broke down.Freeland’s comments fed into warnings that the EU, beset by rising anti-globalisation sentiment, may never be able to land any other deals including one with the United States.“It seems obvious to me, to Canada, that the European Union is incapable now of having an international agreement, even with a country with such European values as Canada, and even with a country as kind and patient as Canada,” Freeland said yesterday.‘Democracy takes time’ Belgian Minister for Climate and Energy Paul Magnette, who is also head of Wallonia’s socialist government which is blocking the agreement between Ottawa and the 28-nation European Union. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesWallonia’s government chief Magnette told news agency AFP yesterday that his Belgian region needed more time but that there was still scope for an agreement.“Democracy takes a little time, Magnette said. “I wasn’t asking for months, but you can’t carry out a parliamentary process in two days.”The Walloon parliament earlier this week refused to let the federal Belgian government approve the deal between Canada and the European Union, which needs to be backed by all 28 EU member states.Belgium has seven elected assemblies: the geographic regions of Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels; the three linguistic communities; as well as a parliament and senate at the federal level.EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said she was still hopeful a deal could be reached.“We have engaged wholeheartedly with Wallonia the last days. Truly sad talks have been halted. Still hope to find solution in order to sign CETA,” the Swede said on Twitter.The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada is opposed by anti-globalisation groups who say it is a test model to push through an even more controversial EU-US trade deal called TTIP, talks on which have also stalled.There have been protests against both deals in several cities.Magnette yesterday pointed in particular to a highly controversial investment protection scheme buried in the deal that has drawn the fury of activists, and which is also involved in TTIP.Wallonia enjoyed support from activist groups like Greenpeace which charged that the deal risked satisfying “corporate greed” and trampling on people’s rights and health standards on both sides of the Atlantic.British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday dismissed warnings that the EU-Canada deal raised serious questions about whether London could strike a similar agreement after Brexit.- © AFP 2016.Read: 55 people killed, hundreds injured in Cameroon train derailmentRead: Envelope with white powder sent to Hillary Clinton campaign office Image: Olivier Matthys Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article TENSIONS BETWEEN CANADA and the EU are increasing today, after Canada said it was Europe’s “job” to save a trade pact put in doubt by a Belgian region’s refusal to sign on.Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian trade minister, was firm after leaving last-ditch talks with European parliament head Martin Schulz to salvage the proposed accord that is seven years in the making.“Now the ball is in Europe’s court and it’s time for Europe to finish doing its job,” she said, adding that she was returning to Toronto today.“I very much hope that I will be able to return here in just a few days to Europe with my prime minister and that we will be able to… sign this agreement with Europe on 27 October.”Schulz also planned an 11th-hour huddle with Paul Magnette, head of Wallonia’s socialist government which is blocking the agreement between Ottawa and the 28-nation European Union.The Brussels meetings are aimed at “reviving CETA talks. We can’t stop at the last mile,” Schulz wrote on Twitter, referring to the agreement’s name. Source: EP President/Twitter Canadian trade minister says it’s up to Europe to save trade agreement The Canadian trade deal CETA, which was meant to be signed by EU members next Thursday, is in jeopardy after Belgian region refused to agree.last_img read more


Finn Balor reportedly asks for time off from WWE will continue to

first_img Finn Bálor Finn Balor for the WWE UK Championship? Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+ Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdated WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look center_img Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Could Bray Wyatt Return During WrestleMania? According to a report on Pro Wrestling Sheet and confirmed through other sources, Finn Balor has asked for two months off from WWE.Balor, who will turn 38 at the end of the month, is reportedly taking the time off to recharge. The time off has been approved by WWE officials and will begin next month, but Balor will work up until at least SummerSlam.Last night on RAW, Balor entered into a program with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt.Balor made his main roster debut on July 25, 2016 after having spent nearly two years in NXT. Balor is a two-time Intercontinental Champion and the inaugural Universal Champion, as well as a former NXT Champion.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWho Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter WhatsApp WWE Superstar Finn Balor appears to get married, Posts photo to Instagramlast_img read more


Yeast problem caused marijuanainfused soda explosions

first_imgMirth Provisions in Longview has solved the mystery of why the company’s marijuana-infused sodas were exploding after delivery to some stores in late September.It was the second time owner Adam Stites had an issue with carbonation in his widely publicized Legal line of products.The first time, in early September, the problems were caused by a shipment of the wrong bottle types to Stites’ facility in Longview, he said.The second time, after Stites had rebottled the products and made a few deliveries to stores, he got a new array of reports that the sodas were popping tops or exploding. He recalled the sodas from shelves in Vancouver, but he wasn’t able to pick the sodas up from Top Shelf, a store in Bellingham, right away.“The sodas were off the shelf immediately” in Vancouver stores, Stites said in an email to The Columbian. “I personally retrieved the Vancouver shipments, but, due to the distance, and the fact that Top Shelf’s owner took his truck and was out of town, we weren’t able to send a driver to pull all product from Top Shelf in Bellingham until Monday. There are still a few more cases which are at the deep on the bottom of the tool chest (that Top Shelf used to store the sodas in) which we are going to remove on Saturday.”last_img read more


Hanley Wood IDG Lead Neal Award Finalists

first_imgBest single articleAquatics International, Hanley Wood , LLCBig Builder, Hanley Wood, LLCFirstline, Advanstar CommunicationsBest subject-related series of articlesCSO, IDG/CXO MediaEditor & Publisher, Nielsen Business MediaFinancial Week, Crain Communications IncBest staff-written editorials or opinion columnsChain Leader, Reed Business InformationEditor & Publisher, Nielsen Business MediaFinancial Week, Crain Communications Inc.Best departmentBig Builder, Hanley Wood, LLCDrovers, Vance Publishing Corp.StateTech, The Magazine GroupBest how-to article or subject-related seriesMotor, Hearst Business MediaPork, Vance Publishing Corp.Stitches, Advertising Specialty InstituteBest news coverageEditor & Publisher, Nielsen Business MediaFinancial Week, Crain Communications Inc.Produce Business, Phoenix Media NetworkBest single theme or special issue of a magazine or newspaper/news tabloidThe Gourmet Retailer, Nielsen Business MediaGreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design, The McGraw-Hill Companies Plate, Marketing & Technology GroupBest single issue of a magazineBig Builder, Hanley Wood, LLCCSO, IDG/CXO MediaScholastic Administr@tor, Scholastic, Inc.Best single issue of a newspaper/news tabloidFinancial Week, Crain Communications Inc.Healthcare Finance News, MedTech Publishing CompanyHealthcare IT News, MedTech Publishing CompanyClass B: Up $3M to $7M in ad/circ revenueBest single articleFleet Owner, Penton Media, Inc.Pharmaceutical Executive, Advanstar CommunicationsPublic Works, Hanley Wood, LLCBest subject-related series of articlesBuildings, Stamats Business MediaHeavy Duty Trucking, Newport Communications GroupMultifamily Executive, Hanley Wood, LLCBest staff-written editorials or opinion columnsDVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar CommunicationsPharmaceutical Executive, Advanstar CommunicationsWorkforce Management, Crain CommunicationsBest departmentBtoB, Crain Communications Inc. Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Penton Media, Inc.Government Computer News, 1105 Media Inc.Best how-to article or subject-related seriesBuilding Design+Construction, Reed Business InformationThe Journal of Family Practice, Lebhar-Friedman, Inc./Dowden Health Media, Inc.Multifamily Executive, Hanley Wood, LLCBest news coverageCounselor, Advertising Specialty InstituteLegal Times, Incisive MediaOphthalmology Times, Advanstar CommunicationsBest single theme or special issue of a magazine or newspaper/news tabloidBrandweek, Nielsen Business MediaHeavy Duty Trucking, Newport Communications GroupTruckers News, Randall-Reilly Publishing CompanyBest single issue of a magazineArchitect, Hanley Wood, LLCInbound Logistics, Thomas Publishing CompanyPhoto District News, Nielsen Business MediaBest single issue of a newspaper/news tabloidDVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar CommunicationsDVM Newsmagazine, Advanstar CommunicationsTexas Lawyer, Incisive MediaClass C: More than $7M in ad/circ revenueBest single articleThe American Lawyer, Incisive MediaThe American Lawyer, Incisive MediaEngineering News-Record, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesBest subject-related series of articlesEngineering News-Record, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesIEEE Spectrum, IEEE MediaMeetings & Conventions, Northstar Travel MediaBest staff-written editorials or opinion columnsAdvertising Age, Crain Communications Inc.Automotive News, Crain Communications Inc.Travel Weekly, Northstar Travel MediaBest departmentThe American Lawyer, Incisive MediaHR Magazine, Society for Human Resource ManagementRestaurants & Institutions, Reed Business InformationBest how-to article or subject-related seriesMacworld, IDG/Mac Publishing LLCPC World, IDG/PC World Communications, Inc.The Progressive Farmer, DTNBest news coverageAviation Week, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesEngineering News, Record-The McGraw-Hill CompaniesNation s Restaurant News, Lebhar-FriedmanBest single theme or special issue of a magazine or newspaper/news tabloidAdvertising Age, Crain Communications Inc.Automotive News, Crain Communications Inc.Builder, Hanley Wood, LLCBest single issue of a magazineThe American Lawyer, Incisive MediaArchitectural Record, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesNetwork World, IDG/Network World Inc.Best single issue of a newspaper/news tabloidAdvertising Age, Crain Communications Inc.InvestmentNews, Crain Communications Inc.Travel Weekly, Northstar Travel MediaClass D: No revenue breakdownBest start-up publicationBar Business, Simmons-Boardman PublishingDiversity Executive, MediaTec PublishingEcoHome, Hanley Wood, LLCBest e-newsletterNo award givenBest use of videoENR.com, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesMediaweek.com, Nielsen Business MediaSHRM.org, Society for Human Resource ManagementClass E: Traffic-Fewer than 100,000 unique visitors/monthBest Web siteCSOonline.com, IDG/CXO Mediafinancialweek.com, Crain Communications Inc.modernhealthcare.com, Crain Communications Inc.Best online article or seriesbuilder.com, Hanley Wood, LLCCSOonline.com, IDG/CXO Mediamultifamilyexecutive.com, Hanley Wood, LLCBest blogchainleader.com, Reed Business Informationfleetowner.com, Penton Media, Inc.pdnonline.com, Nielsen Business MediaClass F: Traffic-100,000 to 400,000 unique visitors/monthBest Web siteArchitecturalRecord.com, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesGovernmentExecutive.com, Government ExecutiveWorkforce.com, Crain Communications Inc.Best online article or seriesArchitecturalRecord.com, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesClickZ.com, Incisive MediaBest blogAviationWeek.com, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesENR.com, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesENR.com, The McGraw-Hill CompaniesClass G: Traffic-More than 400,000 unique visitors/monthBest Web siteBNET.com, CNET Networks, Inc.Forbes.com, Forbes.comPCWorld.com, IDG/PC World Communications, Inc.Best online article or seriesBNET.com, CNET Networks, Inc.Computerworld.com, IDG/ComputerworldComputerworld.com, IDG/ComputerworldBest blogCIO.com, IDG/CXO MediaComputerworld.com, IDG/ComputerworldZDNet.com, CNET Networks, Inc. American Business Media recently announced the 55th annual Neal Awardfinalists. The awards, which honor business journalists, willfeature a cocktail reception and awards luncheon on March 19 at theUnion League Club in New York City.IDG’s CSO won the Grand Nealin 2008, and looks to be dominating the awards again this year withHanley Wood, Crain, McGraw-Hill and Advanstar not far behind. Hanley Wood has beennominated for 12 Neals for 2009, taking over from ALM’s 12 nominationsin 2008.Here, the full list of finalists:Class A: Up to $3M in ad/circ revenuelast_img read more


Tamil Nadu government launches Education TV channel

first_imgChennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the state government’s 24-hour Education TV channel will broadcast not only programmes that are related to studies but also about skill development as well as suggestions to parents. Inaugurating the Education TV channel here, Palaniswami said a sum of Rs 1.35 crore was spent on procuring modern cameras, drones and technical equipment for the channel. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Palaniswami also said the programmes being produced by Education TV would compete with those made by the private sector. The Education TV content will be useful for students from Lower KG up to 12th standard. The channel will have experts on different subjects clearing doubts and on tests to take to prepare for competitive exams, among others, Palaniswami said.last_img read more


Corrupt Milk Vita officials to face the music

first_imgMilk VitaStern actions will be taken against corrupt Milk Vita officials and engineers to stop irregularities at the state-owned entity, state minister for local government, rural development and cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharjee said Tuesday, reports UNB.He came up with the warning at Milk Vita’s special general meeting and management committee election at the Dhugdha Bhaban in Dhaka.Swapan recognised irregularities at Milk Vita and said that corruption stemmed the growth of cooperatives in Bangladesh.He also warned of taking action against private dairy farms who evade taxes.Swapan asked the Milk Vita management to infuse dynamism into its marketing department and come up with plans to minimise losses.Rural Development and Cooperatives Division secretary Kamal Uddin Talukder said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman set up Milk Vita to meet the nutritional demand of the country’s poor people.”We want to develop our local sector so that we don’t have to import milk,” he said.last_img read more


CID nabs third accused in Nimta Trinamool leader murder case

first_imgKolkata: The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has nabbed another accused person in connection with the murder of Nimta Trinamool Congress leader Nirmal Kundu, late on Saturday night. The accused, identified as Sudip Das alias Laltu, was hiding in a house at Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, which belongs to one of his relatives.According to sources, before CID took over the investigation of Kundu’s murder, sleuths of Nimta police station had managed to arrest a person identified as Suman Kundu, who had admitted that he had hired a contract killer to murder Nirmal. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAfter interrogating him, cops nabbed the contract killer Sujoy Das from Uttarpara. According to sources, Suman was also a Trinamool worker in Nimta, who had joined BJP a few months ago before the Lok Sabha elections. After the two arrests were made, the case was handed over to CID as per the instruction by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had visited Kundu’s family. After CID started the investigation, they came up with Sudip’s name from the arrested duo. He is also a resident of the area where Kundu used to live. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateRecently, CID sleuths got a tip from their sources that Sudip was hiding somewhere in Chhattisgarh. Working on the information, sleuths came to know that one of his relatives lives in Bilaspur. Immediately, a team from CID went to Bilaspur on Saturday. Late on Saturday night, sleuths nabbed Sudip and produced him before a local court there with appeal for transit remand. According to CID, three days transit remand has been allowed and soon Sudip will be brought to CID headquarters Bhavani Bhavan in Kolkata. Later, sleuths may appeal to the Barrackpore Court for his police custody. Kundu was reportedly shot dead by two miscreants on June 4 at Patna Thakurtala area in Nimta. According to local residents, he was talking with his neighbours near his house on Tuesday evening. At around 6:30 pm, two bike riders came there and suddenly fired two shots at Kundu. Before anybody could react, the miscreants fled from the scene. Kundu was rushed to a private hospital near Belgharia, where doctors declared him brought dead.last_img read more


McKamey Manor Extreme Haunted House is not for the Fainthearted

first_imgMcKamey Manor is described as “a nonprofit haunted house or ‘extreme haunt.’” It was founded and run by retired U.S. Navy man Russ McKamey. Judging by the testimonies of participants, the house is more akin to a voluntary torture chamber. It’s less about ghosts and more into extreme physical and emotional discomfort. Beginning in his own home in San Diego, California, McKamey picked up and moved his “extreme haunt” to facilities near Huntsville, Alabama, and Nashville, Tennessee in 2017. McKamey says he moved after losing his job and the high costs of living in San Diego. The original haunt in San Diego was free admission, only asking for donations of dog food.McKamey first considered relocating to a small town in Illinois, but changed his mind after stiff opposition to his haunted concept. Wherever he goes, McKamey has faced criticism about his operation. Some petitions have been sent to close McKamey down. Yet that hasn’t deterred visitors, as apparently there is a waiting list of thousands of people still trying to gain admission.McKamey calls the show all smoke and mirrors, using psychological techniques.The haunted tour occurs only once a week and allows up to two people at a time. There are a number of requirements that need to be met to qualify. Background and health checks are required for all participants, and it is adults only. A 20-plus page waiver is required to be signed, acknowledging that forms of torture and abuse will take place.Some of the listings in the waiver would make most people run away. One situation described is a possible visit to the “barber.”Acknowledgment of this clause gives staff permission to shave participants bald, including eyebrows. Another section warns that mouse traps are used, subjecting the victim to potential bruising and broken fingers. Other risks include extreme temperatures, being bound and gagged, possible needle injections and tooth-pulling.Yet, the owner still has some self-imposed limits to his act. McKamey frowns on cursing and does not swear during shows. He also will not allow nudity or sexually suggestive material. Otherwise it’s mostly fair game.Russ McKamey himself, whether as part of a marketing scheme or actual honesty, tells people not to sign up for the experience. “You don’t want to come here, don’t do this, it’s not fun, it hurts,” says McKamey. As part of his pre-show research, McKamey looks for background information on participants, trying to find out what their biggest fears are to be used against them.Often, participants wind up gagging and vomiting.The day usually begins with participants waiting in a parking lot, where they are soon “abducted” by McKamey and his team. McKamey makes sure local police are warned every time the show is about to start. In the early days, authorities were sometimes called by people witnessing the incident and McKamey was forced to suspend his operation to explain.McKamey Manor Scares Participants And Neighbors AlikeThere are reportedly thousands who can already speak about the Manor experience. McKamey calls the show all smoke and mirrors, using psychological techniques. But apparently, no one has yet made it through the whole ordeal.Videos show participants under stress, many are covered in dirt and other substances. Insects and snakes crawl around victims’ bodies. Some fear drowning. Others cry out for mercy, as volunteer actors dressed as psychopaths scream and taunt them.There never used to be a safe-word involved. McKamey would decide when to end the session. Often, participants wind up gagging and vomiting. Some lose consciousness. Many wind up begging for it to end. Due to outside pressure, there is now a safe-word that can be invoked to end the torture.Despite signing the extensive waiver, some people regret ever stepping foot in McKamey Manor. One woman, Amy Milligan, said she was traumatized by her visit.Milligan claims she was pushed, slapped, and yanked around. She also said her head was repeatedly held under water, despite her begging her handlers to stop. In his defense, McKamey says that everyone who takes part knows exactly what type of situation they are getting into.Others speak almost fondly of the experience. While most would never do it again, they are glad they had a chance to try. Some participants apply to be actors hoping to bring a world of fear to new recruits.Read another story from us: Haunted Castle for saleMcKamey attributes the popularity of his show to modern society. Due to graphic movies and the Internet, he believes that people today are so dulled to horror that they are seeking out new ways to be scared. McKamey Manor certainly seems to fulfill that need in the most intimate and personal ways imaginable.last_img read more


HOT DEAL LIFX A19 HomeKit Compatible RGB Smart Bulb Down to 41

first_img Share Tweet Submit There is a ton of stuff which the LIFX A19 can pull off. It can cycle through 16 million colors, including tones of white. It’s bright too as well as energy efficient, capable of pushing out 1100 lumens once set at 100% brightness. This, and more, can be yours for just $41 per bulb. But that’s not all, if you go for a 4-pack of the LIFX A19, then you grab that too for an insanely low price of just $137. The 4-pack alone goes for $200 without a discount on any other regular day. Hit the links below to start your smart home journey!Buy LIFX A19 Bulb (1 bulb) [Amazon link]Buy LIFX A19 (4-pack) [Amazon link] The LIFX A19 RGB smart bulb is down to just $41 (original price: $60) whereas the 4-pack can be had for just $137 (original price: $200).Get into the HomeKit Action with the LIFX A19 Smart Bulbs at an Insanely Discounted PriceThough the smart bulb space is extremely saturated, but there are only a couple of leaders in this space that matter the most: Philips and LIFX. The latter has a ton of advantages over the former as it does not require a hub to function as every bulb connects straight to your WiFi router. Other than that, they are fully HomeKit compatible, which means you can ask Siri to change the color, set the brightness or even automate stuff for you if you like. But that’s not all, since we are dealing with ‘smarts’ here, therefore the LIFX A19 works with Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa. All the bases are well covered and this is a perfect place to spice things up.last_img read more


Value Tours explore affordability

first_imgTony Roma’s on Sussex Street, Sydney played host to Value Tours’ new product launch earlier this week. Value Tours, a staple in Australia’s travel industry for almost 40 years, have been distributing brochures and providing competitive rates for consumers in what they say has been a turbulent market. “Families taking a holiday is a right, not a privilege, ” Value Tours chief executive David Ovendale told media at lunch this week. Mr Ovendale and Jenny Hardman, Head of Product and Marketing, answered questions and gave a detailed overview of the offerings available in their new brochure amidst American-sized portions of juicy ribs. “At the end of the day affordability and the realisation that people are searching for active, interactive and cost-effective holidays pushed us to explore this realm of travel for our consumers,” Mr Ovendale said. The company’s new brochure, ‘United States, Canada and Hawaii’, presents consumers with value-added holiday packages and tours. Value Tours usually focus on their primary markets of North America and the New Zealand ski season but have decided to explore more uncluttered sections of the marketplace and focus on affordability. Ms Hardman maintained the new brochure was broad and accessible whilst perpetuating a common denominator, affordability. “We want to bring the long-haul holiday into everyone’s realm of possibilities, while securing trustworthy brand names and value accommodation with comfort,” Ms Hardman said. Targeting an older demographic, families with children and budget travellers, Value Tours new summer brochure displays a wide variety of unique packages to suit its desired audience. “We incorporate a trend on education and experience on holidays. “There’s cruising, camping and an abundance of other accommodations and tours to surprise and excite any willing participant,” Mr Ovendale said. “After a soft launch earlier this month, we’ve experienced very positive feedback from both consumers and trade” Ms Hardman told e-Travel Blackboard.Following the strong American-themed lunch, ‘Elvis’ took centre stage, which made for some rowdy table conversation and a hip-shaking display of dancing. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more


First trees planted on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

first_imgSource = MSC Cruises First trees planted on Ocean Cay MSC Marine ReserveFirst trees planted on Ocean Cay MSC Marine ReserveWith just one year to go until Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will receive its first guests, MSC Cruises marked an important milestone in the island’s transformation with the planting of the first trees. With the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve project, MSC Cruises is transforming a former industrial sand extraction site into a flourishing marine reserve and private island destination exclusively for MSC Cruises guests, that will exist in harmony with the local ecosystem. With uninterrupted 360° horizon views of crystal blue waters and some of the most spectacular white sandy beaches in the world, this island paradise will be an unforgettable highlight in MSC Cruises’ Caribbean itineraries.After visiting the island to personally plant one of the inaugural trees, reflecting the island having entered into the final phase of its transformation, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago commented: “It was a very special moment to be on the island together with the team that has been working non-stop on this incredible project to see how our vision is starting to take shape. Words cannot convey the unbelievable natural beauty of our island and it is only when you have stood there for yourself, surrounded by nothing but beautiful ocean with nothing else on the horizon, that you can really understand what we are accomplishing here. I can’t wait to welcome in one year’s time our first guests to this truly magical place, a one-of-a-kind island and experience that will set new standards for a private island experience in the Caribbean.”With the landscaping work underway, over 75,000 native shrubs and plants will be planted with more than 60 types of indigenous Caribbean trees, grasses, flowers and shrubs to create a lush, tropical environment. Work will commence soon on over 100 environmentally-friendly structures, which will include bars, restaurants and housing for employees and staff who will live on the island. Work will also shortly be underway on the lighthouse – set to become an iconic landmark of the island and a focal point of the evening’s entertainment for guests.One of the island’s most distinguishing features will be a pier that allows the ship to dock alongside the island so that guests can simply walk on and off at their leisure throughout the day and evening. MSC Cruises has designed each aspect of the island to create an authentic, immersive Bahamian experience that will allow them to immerse themselves in this beautiful environment.Among all of this, the stunning ocean access will undoubtedly stand out as the highlight of the island experience. MSC Cruises is in the process of recreating the seabed surrounding the island, which will soon be repopulated with a great variety of vibrant marine life. A year from now, guests will have the opportunity to discover the ocean in all of its natural glory through swimming in the warm shallow waters, snorkelling or diving or taking a boat trip out to one of the neighbouring deserted cays.Mr Vago continued, “We are already seeing the return of the marine life that is usually so prevalent in this area. We are seeing an abundance of lobster, conch, stingrays and other fish and by the time we finish the work the waters around the island will be again teeming with life and new coral. As a company with such a rich maritime heritage, preserving the oceans is of the highest importance to us and this is a wonderful opportunity to protect a little piece of paradise and allow our guests to experience it.”During the island’s clean-up, over 500 tons of historic industrial waste and scrap metal have been removed, with the final underwater debris clean-up about to begin. To create a solid foundation, over 500,000 tonnes of sand and soil have been moved and work has been carried out to shape the island itself. A shallow water lagoon will be created in the centre of the island to provide a fun area for families to relax and while away the day. The island will feature eight world class beaches each with a different character, ambience. The beaches are formed from aragonite sand, which is distinctive not only by its stunning white colour but also it plays a key role in the growth of the coral reefs by maintaining the pH levels of the water.With the ambition of creating a protected paradise and restoring the natural coral around the island, MSC Cruises is working in close collaboration with environmental auditors, Bahamian environmental experts and other entities to ensure that best practices are followed. Plans are underway for a marine laboratory to be situated on Ocean Cay, which will research climate change-resistant coral in hopes of providing insights to similar island habitats.The Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve project has been developed to create a positive long-term impact both on the environment and in the communities of the Bahamas. MSC Cruises has been sourcing materials locally wherever possible, and by project-end, around 800 Bahamians will have been directly and indirectly involved in the construction of the island. Up to 140 Bahamians will be recruited for permanent operational jobs on the island covering a range of different roles including management, technical staff, island attendants, lifeguards and rescue divers. Local vendors will also provide resources for the many shore excursions offered to guests. Solidifying MSC Cruises’ commitment to the Bahamas, the island marks its permanent presence in the region. In restoring Ocean Cay to its former beauty to match the unparalleled beauty of this region, MSC Cruises hopes to further enhance the already positive image of the Bahamas as a must-visit tourist destination throughout the world.last_img read more


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first_imgBy George PsyllidesTHE Larnaca municipal council will decide on Monday whether to grant a six-month extension to a company that provides logistics for oil and gas exploration.The request was discussed by the town’s development committee while some 20 residents protested outside.The installations at Larnaca port will be used by energy giant Total that will be undertaking exploratory drilling off the island’s coast.Apart from French Total, the town’s authorities have also received a request from Italian ENI for a year’s extension with an option for an additional six months after that, Mayor Andreas Louroudjiatis said.Total have a licence to explore within the offshore blocks 10 and 11, while ENI, in a joint venture with Korean Kogas, have permits for blocks 2, 3 and 9.The meeting was attended by MPs, local authorities, professional bodies, unions, business organisations, and others.“Serious reservations have been expressed but as part of a calm exchange of views,” the mayor said.Outside, some 20 members of three resident groups expressed their opposition to an extension.“Today’s meeting has an advisory purpose but it will shape views and we are here to say that we don’t want Larnaca to change; it is not fitting for this town to be industrial,” Eleni Moiseos said.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 Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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Although he was able to use public toilets, but did not brand the group a "foreign terrorist organization.""As I have said many times the Iran deal was one of the worst and one sided deals the United States has ever entered into,C. one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys said in a statement that they "are weighing all of their options for appeal" The plaintiffs’ first recourse would be to go back to the appeals court where the same three-member panel would probably hear the case says Greely If they lose again which seems likely the plaintiffs can appeal to the Supreme Court "I think they will lose [in the Supreme Court] but it’s probably worth it for them to give it a shot" says Greely A Rahul-mukt Congress or better still a dynasty-mukt Congress may be an excellent idea But a Congress-mukt Bharat may not be A healthy democracy needs at least two major parties that play competitive politics for the good of the people Criticism of the two-party system in western nations notwithstanding Indians need at least one more party other than the BJP which voters can look to when necessary This is not to suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has notched up a spectacular victory in the latest round of Assembly elections isn’t capable of running the country The point is that a robust and constructive Opposition will do a lot of good not only to the country but the ruling party as well The Left suffering from a moth-eaten ideology that has been junked even in countries where it originated is incapable of being a possible substitute for the BJP in future The Indian Left is behind times by at least a century and is on the verge of extinction If it isn’t India must ensure that it is As for Arvind Kejriwal even a brief look at his rants on Twitter is enough to convince us that there is no way his Aam Admi Party can fill the alternative space The Congress could have been that alternative but it isn’t not the least because it’s a family enterprise which its vice-president Rahul Gandhi runs like an Event Management Company with a bunch of jeans-clad iPad-flaunting chums And if the Congress is hell-bent on remaining on the suicidal path which it has trodden and is determined to decimate itself it is most welcome to do so It’s none of our business But if the party wishes to revive itself and save itself from possible extinction here are ten things it could do Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi PTI Introspection The Congress must introspect on what has been going wrong with it The party’s record in stock-taking conclaves has been dismal One such was called “Chintan Sivir” held in Jaipur in January 2013 It resembled a large classroom where Sonia Gandhi was a grim teacher dishing out dos and don’ts to senior Congress leaders who sat like obedient students with mouths shut and arms crossed across chests It was an exercise in sycophancy of the most abysmal kind that is a hallmark of the Congress After the disaster in the last year’s assembly polls Sonia Gandhi called for introspection Senior leader Digvijay Singh on the other hand recommended a “major surgery” Today’s results disappointing but not unexpected We have done enough Introspection shouldn’t we go for a Major Surgery — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) May 19 2016 But neither a sincere introspection nor a surgery followed Not even a band-aid was ripped After Saturday’s assembly results that pushed the Congress further back into oblivion Singh once again harped on his theme He said: "Time for introspection is over it is time for action." He even talked of a "new leadership" Right now the party suffers from nothing short of an "existential crisis" which means there are questions about the foundations of its very existence and doubts whether its existence has a purpose and meaning If this sounds like serious business it is And if the party undertakes an honest introspection it will find an awful lot of things that have gone awry To begin with the leadership (that of course includes party President Sonia Gandhi) must decide quickly whether Rahul should continue to lead the party By all accounts he has been an unmitigated disaster Each pearl of wisdom that he drops by way of a tweet or a public speech must have cost the party precious votes If Rahul must continue to be in the driving seat a grown-up leader must be allowed to have a foot on the brake Party must shed arrogance Remember how in 1982 Rajiv Gandhi called T Anjaiah the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh a “buffoon” at the Hyderabad airport and how Indira Gandhi later sacked him The Congress lost Andhra Pradesh to Telugu Desam Party the next year And you can’t forget the way Rajiv in 1990 unceremoniously sacked the then Karnataka Chief Minister Veerendra Patil The party lost the state to Janata Dal in the next assembly election In 2008 Rahul publicly snubbed Congress’ Karnataka leaderMallikarjun Kharge And just before the latest assembly elections Rahul wanted to drop Captain Amarinder Singh as the party’s CM candidate in Punjab If he did the Congress would have probably lost Punjab as well Examples of the high command’s low behaviour are endless The high command has a history of treating Chief Ministers leave alone smaller fries like submissive vassals who must genuflect at the sight or sound of a member of the dynasty This must stop Decriminalise the party Politics is said to be the last resort of scoundrels In India the Congress is the first resort of criminals All parties including the BJP are populated by thugs rapists murderers and tax-evaders But the Congress has more than its share of them It is packed with people who believe that the party is a vehicle to make quick and easy money and that using money and muscle power is the best way to win an election The Congress must weed them out to the extent possible and prove that it’s different It must get its secularism right The way Congress views secularism has left a large number of Indians in open-mouthed wonder and kept them away from the party The party in fact made secularism a dirty word The party must know that secularism does not begin and end with pampering minorities but equality of religions Its leaders must ask themselves why even the BJP’s alleged anti-Muslim stance hasn’t stopped many Muslims from voting for that party in the just-concluded UP elections As for caste it will continue to play a significant role in Indian elections for a long time to come Yet the Congress must understand that getting the communal and caste arithmetic right alone doesn’t win elections as Modi has just proved Don’t revel in Indira’s legacy Indira Gandhi institutionalised corruption divided society on religious and caste lines to retain power and imposed Emergency on India Revelling in the legacy of the late Queen Bee of the Congress may cost the party dear If name-dropping is necessary Jawaharlal Nehru is a better choice No good basking in past glory It’s meaningless to refer to Congress as a “national party” that got India its Independence After Independence the party broke many times over And it’s not national please Before Saturday’s election results the party was ruling one big state (Karnataka) and six small ones With Goa and Manipur hanging in balance now the tally remains more or less the same Be wary of attacking Modi The Congress can attack Modi—it must when necessary—but must be wary of how it does it Modi has earned the confidence of the people who believe in his personal integrity and commitment and ability to rule them The party can attack Modi’s schemes but questioning his motives is fraught with the risk of losing people’s support at least for now Internal democracy The party’s record in internal democracy is pathetic It even recently got into a nasty tiff with the Election Commission about holding organisational elections By holding honest internal elections Congress must prove that it isn’t a mouths-shut party controlled by the likes of Rahul and his elitist snobbish and arrogant buddies who have little understanding of Indian politics Time-bound agenda One of the chief reasons why the Congress has been on a losing track is that it has no talking points In recent years the only thing it has been talking about is Modi The party must at last come out with a vision document containing political goals for itself and an economic agenda for the country without attacking Modi Twitter is a good thing but not everything If Rahul continues at the helm will somebody please tell him that elections can’t be fought and won 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companies our manufacturing our distribution our creativity our entrepreneurship When it was created in the wisdom of the creators it had only civil powers If it got pissed off at you it could sue you end of story "Now with the cooperation of the justice department the SEC can get involved or bring people in who can punish you beyond a civil suit The SEC owns America please God wake up people And if you think that an agency of the US government would not stoop to assassination kidnapping threats then what are you smoking"Credit: PA McAfee has also alleged that cartels have tried to kidnap him This started with his being named as a person of interest in a murder case back in 2012 when he lived in BelizeHe lives in a heavily guarded and fortified house on Lexington Tennessee Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: Us news Technology ScienceBismarck-based Odney Advertising a campaign consultant to the state Republican Party and GOP candidates was slammed by Democrats after company president Pat Finken emailed the North Dakota University System on Sept 6 requesting the names addresses email addresses and phone numbers for some 48000 students attending the system’s 11 public institutionsDemocratic-NPL Party Chairman Bob Valeu called the request inappropriate and said college students “should not have their personal information exposed for marketing or political purposes”Finken defended the request as a routine business practiceA piece of legislation pre-filed last week Senate Bill 2133 would make college students’ email home and mailing addresses and phone numbers exempt from the state’s open records lawsLisa Feldner the system’s vice chancellor for information technology and institutional research said the bill came about in reaction to Odney’s request“There were a lot of angry phone calls and emails asking why that information was released” she said “On the flipside it’s directory information so this wasn’t uncommon for that information to be requested”The board requires each 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