Amendments to Government Legislation

first_imgService Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Jamie Muir introduced amendments to several pieces of legislation, today, Nov. 29. “These amendments are the direct result of collaboration and discussions with municipalities and the legal, business, landlord and tenant communities,” said Mr. Muir. “These changes will make it easier for businesses to do business in Nova Scotia while, at the same time, strengthening local government and enhancing Nova Scotian communities.” Changes will be made to: — Municipal Elections Act. Councils will have more flexibility to advertise elections, define and clarify processes involving school board elections and keep legislation current. — Rental Property Conversion Act. Information that must be filed by a landlord looking to convert his or her property to a condominium will be clarified. It will also stress that tenants will be able to remain in a unit for 12 months after the date of a proposed conversion. — Companies Act. About 30,000 hours of paperwork burden per year will be reduced by simplifying procedures for registering Nova Scotia n companies without losing protections for creditors and minority stakeholders. The amendment contributes to the province’s goal of reducing the paperwork burden faced by businesses through the Better Regulation Initiative. Municipal Government Act. Halifax Regional Municipality will have the authority to allocate supplementary education funding where it believes it will make the most impact. The changes will also give municipalities the authority to assign more accurate civic addresses to parks and recreational areas to ensure first-responders have the accurate information they need when dispatched to protect and assist Nova Scotians.last_img read more

Israel to attend US Mideast peace conference minister

first_imgJerusalem: Israel will attend an upcoming conference on the economic aspects of Washington’s peace plan aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Israel Katz has said. Israel will be represented at the Bahrain economic workshop in a way that will be decided later on,” Katz wrote on Twitter late Sunday. Israel has the ability to contribute to the development of the region with technology, innovation and other ways,” he added. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London sked by AFP to elaborate, a foreign ministry official did not say whether Israel would be represented by government officials or business leaders. he June 25 and 26 gathering will see the unveiling of the economic aspects of the US initiative spearheaded by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. he idea is to woo the Palestinians with the economic benefits if they accept the United State’s political proposals, which will be detailed at a later date yet to be announced. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador Trump’s Middle East envoy hinted Sunday that it would not be before November. The Palestinians have already rejected the plan, which they believe will be partial to Israel, and they are boycotting the Bahrain workshop. The White House said last week that Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have agreed to attend, but none of the three countries have yet confirmed their participation. The United Nations announced it would send its deputy Middle East coordinator to the event. Relations soured between Washington and the Palestinians after the Trump administration recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in late 2017. Trump is attempting to forge a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, a task at which all who have tried before him have failed. But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the plan may be considered unworkable, in comments to a private meeting of Jewish leaders leaked to US media. “It may be rejected. Could be in the end, folks will say, ‘It’s not particularly original, it doesn’t particularly work for me’,” The Washington Post reported, citing an audio recording of the meeting it had obtained. (AFP)last_img read more

Naidu demands CBI probe into former Andhra Speakers death

first_imgHyderabad: Terming the death of former Speaker of Andhra Pradesh, Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, who allegedly committed suicide, as “murder,” TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday demanded a CBI investigation into the circumstances leading to the incident. Blaming the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government for the death of Rao, Naidu said, “I have seen 11 CMs in my career and I my self have held the post for so many years. I have never seen such a chief minister ( Jaganmohan Reddy). This (suicide) is nothing but murder by the government.” “The entire case has to be investigated by the CBI. Intellectuals in this country should debate on the government’s attitude,” he told reporters here.last_img

Saudi Court Upholds 10years in Prison 1000 Lashes Against Blogger for

Rabat- Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld a 10-year in jail and 1,000 lashes sentence against jailed blogger Raif Badawi on charges of insulting Islam, according to Amnesty International.The sentence has caused uproar worldwide with human rights group Amnesty International describing it as a “dark day for freedom of expression.”Ensaf Haidar, Badawi’s wife who, along with their three children, have received asylum in Quebec, in Canada, told Al Jazeera that his family were “shocked by the decision.” “We had had some hope before that maybe he would get his sentence reduced,” she said. “I am very sad about this and very worried for Raif.”She expressed fear that the implementation of the flogging sentence “might resume very soon”.“I was optimistic that the advent of Ramadan and the arrival of a new king would bring a pardon for the prisoners of conscience, including my husband,” she told AFP.Badawi co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network Internet discussion group. He was arrested in 2012 in Jeddah, and later sentenced to seven years in jail and 600 lashes for allegedly insulting Islam. A judge also ordered the website shut after it criticized Saudi Arabia’s religious police.An appeals court later upturned the verdict and ordered a retrial. In May 2014, the court sentenced Badawi to 10 years imprisonment, 1,000 lashes and to pay a $266,000 fine.Badawi received the first 50 of the 1,000 lashes he was sentenced. Saudi authorities later postponed Subsequent rounds of public lashings on medical grounds, according to Amnesty.Amnesty International condemned the “abhorrent” decision to uphold the “cruel and unjust sentence.”“Blogging is not a crime and Raif Badawi is being punished merely for daring to exercise his right to freedom of expression,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa director.Saudi Arabia denounced the media campaign against the ruling, saying that “it does not accept any form of interference in its internal affairs and rejects (…) the attack on the independence of its justice system.”Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Raptors run provides a golden opportunity for longterm economic boost

TORONTO — Excitement over the Toronto Raptors’ NBA finals run is great news for bars across the country, but experts say the moment is an invaluable marketing opportunity for Toronto that could provide a substantial long-term economic boost to the region.The championship run has already proven to be a boon for watering holes as people gather to take in the games with other fans.“It’s interesting if I’m sitting at home watching it. It’s exciting if I’m sitting in a bar with 200 of my best new friends watching a game,” said Jeff Guthrie, chief marketing officer at payments firm Moneris.The company found that spending at bars in the Greater Toronto Area was up 72 per cent for game two last Sunday against the Golden State Warriors, compared with the same day last year. At its peak, spending was up 183 per cent at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time during the game.Nationally, spending at bars jumped 28 per cent on the day of game two, and was up 89 per cent at the peak.“It really shows that the Raptors are Canada’s team,” said Guthrie.And while Moneris focused on bar tabs, the boost around game spending will be felt more broadly, said Hannah Holmes, assistant professor of economics at McMaster University.“You’re going to see sales at bars go up, you’re going to see hotel room bookings increase, people coming in from out of town. You’re going to see increased revenue for transportation.”However, the increased spending isn’t necessarily boosting the overall economy, since the money is often being diverted from other local spending.“Money that may have been spent elsewhere like going to the movies or something like that, now’s being redirected. So it’s not new spending,” said Holmes.“Where you make money is when you have new money coming in, when you get tourists coming in and spending money, that’s an injection into local economies.”That longer-term economic boost is what Tourism Toronto is hoping the team’s run will translate into, along with some changed perceptions about the city.“Over the long run, this is a tremendous exposure opportunity for Toronto,” said Andrew Weir, executive vice president at Tourism Toronto.“Toronto’s well-known to many people. But there’s still a lot of people in the U.S. and elsewhere that don’t know the city too well, and associate it with the cold of Canada, and perhaps think it’s more of a mid-sized city.”The NBA championship run is a way to showcase Toronto at its best to what’s become an increasingly global NBA audience in countries like China, Brazil, Mexico and the U.K., said Weir.“The NBA is a pop-culture phenomenon, and it’s part of the global conversation. That puts Toronto squarely in that global conversation.”The exposure would help attract future conferences and travellers, which could have a bigger impact than the Raptors games themselves, he said.While there are a host of factors that push hotel bookings up and down, the day of game one last Thursday saw hotel occupancy climb about seven per cent compared with the same day last year. Meanwhile, a week earlier over the usually quiet Victoria Day weekend, the big Collision technology conference helped boost occupancy by 29 per cent compared with last year.  The city will have a big opportunity to attract more big events when it hosts a major conference of meeting planners that could overlap game six and seven, if the series goes that far, said Weir.“Right now Toronto’s riding a high, so that helps us secure more wins in other areas, because people want to be associated with that, it’s a place people are interested in visiting.”The Canadian Press read more

Top UN rights official welcomes release of global report on child soldiers

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson issued her statement to mark the release of the Global Report on Child Soldiers by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.”This study draws attention to the continuing widespread abusive exploitation of children through their involvement in armed conflict,” she said. “I recall vividly what children I met in Sierra Leone told me of their terrible life as child soldiers, and yet more than 300,000 children, boys and girls under 18, are fighting as soldiers with governmental armed forces and armed groups in more than 30 countries worldwide.”The High Commissioner pointed to the clear responsibility of States. “As we prepare for the special session on children in September, I call on States to give priority to the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 May 2000,” she said. “Progress in ratification of the Protocol is quite slow despite the encouraging number of States who have signed it.” As of today, 4 States have ratified the Optional Protocol and another 76 have signed it. Six more ratifications are needed for it to enter into force. The Optional Protocol establishes 18 years as the minimum age for direct participation in hostilities, compulsory recruitment in governmental armed forces and any recruitment in armed groups. It also calls on States to raise the minimum age from the 15 years set in 1989 by the Convention on the Rights of the Child for voluntary recruitment in governmental armed forces.The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers was founded by six international non-governmental organizations – Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Save the Children Alliance, Jesuit Refugee Service, the Quaker UN Office-Geneva, and International Federation Terre des Hommes. The Coalition has maintained active links with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and the UN agencies for children (UNICEF), refugees (UNHCR), human rights (UNHCHR), and education, scientific and cultural issues (UNESCO). read more

UN conference to urge countries to ratify nuclear test ban treaty

The Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) will be held from 11 to 13 November at UN Headquarters in New York. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan – in his capacity as depositary of the Treaty – convened the meeting following a request by a majority of ratifying States.Speaking to reporters today, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Jayantha Dhanapala, said the first two days would be devoted to a general exchange of views by those countries that have either ratified or signed the Treaty. Seventy-nine countries are so far scheduled to speak, with 59 of them at the ministerial level, including France, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom.Non-signatory States and representatives of non-governmental organizations will speak on the Conference’s last day before it concludes with a final declaration.According to Mr. Dhanapala, the Treaty currently has 161 signatories and 84 ratifications. The CTBT can only enter into force when 44 countries listed in an annex as possessors of nuclear research or nuclear power reactors have signed and ratified it.Of those 44 countries, 41 have signed the Treaty and 31 have ratified it, Mr. Dhanapala said, adding that three of those States have neither signed nor ratified the accord: India, Pakistan and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He also noted that of the nuclear-weapon-States, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom have ratified the Treaty, while China and the United States have only signed it.The Treaty itself bans all nuclear explosions for military or civilian purposes, and after its adoption and opening for signature, the UN established a preparatory commission for the CTBT and its provisional technical Secretariat in order to prepare for the Treaty’s entry into force.A global verification regime was being established to monitor compliance with the Treaty, Mr. Dhanapala said, which consisted of an international monitoring system (IMS) with communications and data management techniques, a consultation and clarification process, an on-site inspection process, and confidence-building measures. The IMS consisted of a network of 321 monitoring stations and 16 radionuclide laboratories, which would monitor the entire world for evidence of nuclear explosions in all environments. read more

Moodys downgrades ratings for Canadas big banks amid consumer debt worries

Moody’s downgrades ratings for Canada’s big banks amid consumer debt worries TORONTO – Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Canada’s six big banks in another worrying sign about growing consumer debt and housing prices.The cut reflects an ongoing concern that expanding levels of private-sector debt could weaken asset quality in the future, Moody’s senior vice-president David Beattie said.“Continued growth in Canadian consumer debt and elevated housing prices leaves consumers, and Canadian banks, more vulnerable to downside risks facing the Canadian economy than in the past,” Beattie said.Shares of TD Bank (TSX:TD), Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO), Scotiabank (TSX:BNS), CIBC (TSX:CM), National Bank (TSX:NA) and Royal Bank (TSX:RY) all fell Thursday in the wake of the downgrade, which may increase their cost of borrowing. Royal Bank closed down 58 cents at $92.75, while TD Bank dropped 47 cents to $63.42.David Madani, senior Canada economist at Capital Economics, said the downgrade comes amid mounting concerns about the housing market and its effect on the economy.“Even the banks themselves have admitted recently that housing is a problem,” he said.Despite moves by the federal government in recent years to cool the housing market, Moody’s noted that house prices and consumer debt levels remain historically high and business credit has also grown rapidly.“We do note that the Canadian banks maintain strong buffers in terms of capital and liquidity,” the Moody’s report said.“However, the resilience of household balance sheets, and consequently bank portfolios, to a serious economic downturn has not been tested at these levels of private sector indebtedness.”But Madani said the Canadian banks have taken steps to protect themselves even if there is a major housing correction that leads to a broader economic slowdown.“The thing to keep in mind though is when it comes to the major traditional larger banks, they’ve been very careful to insure a lot of their non-conventional mortgages,” he said.Madani said the Canadian banks would take a hit, but they have also expanded their operations outside of the country and diversify where they make their money in recent years.Moody’s said it expects the six big banks will face a more challenging operating environment for the remainder of this year and beyond.The debt rating agency downgraded the baseline credit assessments, the long-term debt and deposit ratings and the counterparty risk assessments of the banks and their affiliates by one notch, with the exception of TD Bank’s counter party risk assessment which was affirmed. It also maintained its negative outlook for the relevant ratings on the six banks.The change cut TD Bank’s long-term rating to Aa2, while the five other banks fell to A1.The move comes amid heightened scrutiny of the Canadian housing and financial sector, particularly around alternative mortgage lender Home Capital, which was forced to seek an emergency $2-billion line of credit recently as customers rushed to withdraw their deposits from their high-interest savings accounts.Madani downplayed the possibility of trouble at Home Capital causing broader problems in the sector.“They aren’t too big to fail, their balance sheet is very small and lately we’ve already seen some private lenders step up and purchase some of their presumably better quality mortgages,” he said. by The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2017 7:39 am MDT Last Updated May 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Week in Westminster – Week ending Friday 13 December 2013

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France LNH Round 6 Paris HC invincible beats Chambery in Savoie

← Previous Story New problems for HSV Hamburg, Blazenko Lackovic injured Next Story → “Dream week” for MKB Veszprem (VIDEO) AbalobasicbojinovicChamberyhansenhonrubiaparisparis hc Paris HC are on good way to justify the invested money in the team in attacting the biggest stars. After beating Montpellier few rounds ago, Paris HC now showed that they are “No. 1” in France, by beating Chambery away. Chambery did not play a bad game, but simply Paris HC proved too strong. At half time took a narrow one-goal lead, in the end to win by four goals, 28-24 for the Parisiens. Honrubia and Bojinovic showed that they are eager for handball after the brief police detention, scoring 9 and 7 goals respectively, followed by Hansen with 6 goals. Chambery’s team top scorer so far was this games’ top scorer as well, Edin Basic contributed with 10 goals. read more

Histoire dune invasion biologique Caulerpa taxifolia ou lalgue tueuse

first_imgHistoire d’une invasion biologique : Caulerpa taxifolia ou l’algue tueuseL’algue Caulerpa taxifolia est en nette régression. Apparue en 1984 sur les côtes de Monaco, elle est rapidement devenue envahissante dans plusieurs pays. Mais des observations scientifiques confirment qu’elle a presque disparu des fonds marins du nord de la Méditerranée. Surnommée “la peste verte” ou encore “l’algue tueuse”, la Caulerpa taxifolia est apparue en 1984, sous les fenêtres du Musée océanographique de Monaco – dont elle décorait certains aquariums. Selon les spécialistes, une portion de l’algue, un stolon, aurait alors été expulsée accidentellement dans le système de rejet des eaux de ces aquariums, en pleine mer.Tandis que la première colonie de Caulerpa n’occupait qu’un hectare en 1984, l’algue en a ainsi envahi 2.000 en 1990 dans un rayon de dix kilomètres autour de la Principauté. “C’est donc bien par la main de l’homme et à partir de la Principauté que ce clone est arrivé en Méditerranée”, réaffirme aujourd’hui Alexandre Meinesz, cité par LeMonde. Ce professeur de biologie marine au laboratoire Eco Mer de l’université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis est un spécialiste de la Caulerpa, à laquelle il a consacré une thèse et plusieurs ouvrages. Mais en vérité, tous les scientifiques ne sont pas d’accord sur l’origine de l’algue. La thèse d’une invasion naturelleEn effet, la thèse d’une propagation involontaire à partir de l’aquarium du musée était globalement admise par la communauté scientifique. Toutefois, dès décembre 1995, un article publié par l’Académie des sciences et signé par des chercheurs monégasques avançait le contraire : la Caulerpa n’était selon eux pas arrivée accidentellement, mais naturellement à Monaco, de la mer Rouge, via le canal de Suez. Elle se serait ainsi “métamorphosée en Caulerpa taxifolia en atteignant les côtes méditerranéennes”, précisait alors Jean Jaubert, de l’Observatoire océanique européen (OOE) à Monaco, avec ses confrères écossais et australien. Une thèse contestée par le Pr Meinesz qui qualifie “d’incident” le fait que l’algue soit partie du musée.  Il avait d’ailleurs, à l’époque, alerté sur les ravages engendrés par l’algue. Du fait de sa grande taille, le végétal élimine toutes les autres algues qui vivent en Méditerranée qui abrite 1.200 espèces. “Quand j’ai plongé en 1989, pour la première fois, j’ai été affolé par l’invasion. De toute façon, la Caulerpa taxifolia se serait répandue, moins vite cependant, si des mesures avaient été prises tout de suite.”, se souvient-il. Pourtant, des mesures ont bien été prises : l’algue prospérant, via les bateaux et les filets de pêcheurs, une campagne de prévention puis divers procédés ont tenté d’enrayer sa prolifération, mais rien n’y a fait.La thèse de la propagation involontaireSelon le Pr Meinesz, des études génétiques de divers laboratoires européens indépendants, ont permis d’établir que la variété en question était originaire de Brisbane. Quant à son développement, elle a été transportée et cultivée afin d’être exposée dans des aquariums, sa croissance étant très rapide et son aspect décoratif. Ensuite, entre 1980 et 1983, cette souche a été donnée à l’aquarium tropical marin de Nancy, puis à l’aquarium de Monaco. Mais l’histoire de l’algue tueuse ne s’arrête pas là puisque cette Caulerpa a aussi été repérée en Californie dans un lagon et même au Japon. Néanmoins, en Méditerranée, “nous avons déployé un réseau de surveillance sur les 152 zones où l’algue prospérait. A partir de 2004, ces observateurs nous ont alertés sur le fait qu’elle commençait à disparaître. Et nous le confirmons”, indique le professeur. En effet, aujourd’hui, 80 % des surfaces colonisées auraient disparu. Le chercheur affirme ainsi : “Dans certaines zones, comme au cap Martin, où Caulerpa taxifolia était omniprésente, on ne la trouve plus et la vie retrouve peu à peu ses droits !”Une disparition inexpliquéeÀ lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Toutefois, les causes de cette régression ne sont pas encore établies de manière certaine. Plusieurs hypothèses sont émises par les scientifiques, comme celle d’une dégénérescence génétique alors que l’algue initialement importée d’Australie pour agrémenter les aquariums s’est reproduite par bouturage, rapporte Le Monde.fr.Par ailleurs, la morphologie de cette algue, avec un tuyau pouvant atteindre 3 mètres dans lequel prospèrent des bactéries et des virus, pourrait également être à l’origine de ce dépérissement, souligne le biologiste marin. La Caulerpa taxifolia est donc encore loin d’avoir livré tous ses secrets… Le 11 septembre 2011 à 18:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Port These Lost Nintendo Games to the Switch

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President In less than two weeks, we’ll learn so much more about the Nintendo Switch. After a live unveiling next Thursday full of details and games, Nintendo is letting folks gets their hands on its latest console, and Geek.com will be there! Rumors are flying fast and furious about just what will be revealed at the event, and one of the most recent, tantalizing suggestions is that Nintendo will finally bring Mother 3 to the West with a Switch port.If you don’t know, Mother 3 is the sequel to EarthBound, known as Mother 2 in Japan. It’s the game Lucas came from before popping up in Smash Bros. Originally developed as an N64 game, Mother 3 eventually arrived on the GBA in 2006, but only in Japan. Since then, the small but ravenous EarthBound community has been clamoring for the game, to the point of making their own well-received but questionably legal fan translation in 2008.So will Mother 3 at long last make its official American appearance at the Switch conference next week? It’s not too hard to believe. An EarthBound re-release seemed impossible until it showed up on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013. A Mother 1 re-release seemed even less likely, as it was localized but never released in America, but in 2015 it made its surprise English debut as EarthBound Beginnings. Nintendo has even made fun of Mother 3 fans during E3 sketches. At least they’re admitting the game exists!But why stop at Mother 3? Tons of great Nintendo game have never left Japan. Here are some we’d like to play on the Nintendo Switch.Devil WorldAs you may have seen during our Gifted and Talented Program, Devil World for the NES is basically Pac-Man… but you’re being terrorized by a blue devil in a little thong. As he physically shifts the maze around, you must adjust your movement plans on the fly. It’s a neat twist on the Pac-Man formula. Unfortunately, the religious imagery kept this one from coming to America. Here’s hoping the Switch is a lot more secular.Doshin the GiantAnother vaguely religious game, Doshin the Giant is Nintendo’s take on the god game genre. But instead of controlling populations as some disembodied deity players become a friendly yellow giant who answers prayers, changes the land, and saves his followers from natural disasters up close and personal. Originally released on the Japan-only Nintendo 64DD accessory, the game was later ported to the GameCube in Japan and Europe. If the Switch offers GameCube Virtual Console games, Doshin the Giant would be a great, surprise pick.Joy Mech FightBefore Smash Bros. (but after Urban Champion) Nintendo dabbled in the fighting game genre with Joy Mech Fight. While other games were chasing Street Fighter’s focus on martial artists, Joy Mech Fight’s shockingly large 36-character roster is comprised of weird robots with floating heads and limbs. It’s like Mega Man meets Rayman but a fighting game. Originally released on the NES after the Super Nintendo had already hit its stride, Joy Mech Fight is currently only available on the Japanese and South Korean Virtual Console. Time to change that with the Switch.Disaster: Day of CrisisMonolith Soft is known for its epic role-playing games like the Xenogears, Xenosaga, and Xenoblade franchises. But the developer’s first game after being acquired by Nintendo is the pulpy, cheesy action game Disaster: Day of Crisis for the Wii. In this interactive Roland Emmerich movie, players control tough guy Ray Bryce saving the world from volcanoes, earthquakes, and nuclear-armed terrorists. This game isn’t great, but we still want to see it on the Switch because it premiered in America during E3 2006 but never actually came out here.Captain RainbowWho doesn’t love watching a bunch of Nintendo characters hang out? But in Captain Rainbow you won’t find Mario or Link or Pikachu. Instead, obscure Nintendo characters like Birdo and Lip and Takamaru have come to the mysterious Mimin Island to make their dreams come true. And as the Power Ranger-esque Captain Rainbow, you’ll help them. Given how thoroughly Japanese this game is, it’s not surprising it hasn’t come west. But if Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE can come out here anything is possible.Star Fox 2A SNES sequel to the original Star Fox was essentially finished before being cancelled in 1995 due to the upcoming N64. A lot of its ideas, from a bipedal Arwing chicken form to a nonlinear map, were incorporated into later Star Fox games. Still, it doesn’t feel right knowing there’s a complete Star Fox out there just waiting to be played. Nintendo could easily fix this mistake by releasing Star Fox 2 for the first time on the Switch.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.last_img read more

Actress Misty Upham still missing in Seattle area

first_imgSEATTLE — Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn say they are still looking for an actress known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” “Frozen River” and “Django Unchained.”Misty Upham’s father, Charles Upham, tells KIRO-FM that his daughter was upset and erratic and had stopped taking medication for anxiety and bipolar disorder.The 32-year-old Native American actress was reported missing by her family Oct. 6, a day after telling police she was suicidal. Her father tells the station he doesn’t believe his daughter would kill herself. She has been listed as missing in the Washington Crime Information Center database.The family said Upham had moved to the Seattle area to help care for her father, who’s recovering from a stroke. She had been staying at a relative’s apartment on the Muckleshoot reservation.last_img read more

Wilmington Police Nab Fugitive From Justice

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent announcement from the Wilmington Police Department regarding a notable arrest:[On Thursday, July 11, 2019], Officer Alpers was dispatched to the rear of the Burger King parking lot located at 280 Lowell Street for a report of a suspicious motor vehicle.During the course of his investigation, Officer Alpers identified the lone occupant of the vehicle as Santiago Alvarez, age 34, of Plantation, Florida.It was soon discovered that Alvarez had an arrest warrant out of Broward County, Florida for firearms charges.Alvarez was taken into custody without incident as a fugitive from justice.He is currently facing extradition back to Florida.Santiago AlvarezLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 11: Florida Man Arrested; Hit & Run At Gas Station; Highway CrashIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issues 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Congressmen told to brace up for municipal polls

first_imgHyderabad: The core committee of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee met on Sunday evening and discussed the ensuing municipal elections and other issues. Party state affairs incharge RC Khuntia, PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and other leaders participated in the meeting. The meeting urged AICC president Rahul Gandhi to withdraw his resignation. Also Read – Heavy rains lash erstwhile Khammam district Advertise With Us The meeting felt that leadership of Rahul Gandhi was needed for the country and to the party. Khuntia and Uttam wanted Rahul to continue as president of the AICC. The core committee discussed the ensuing municipal elections and finalised the strategy for them. A committee has been set up for the municipal polls which would be headed by working president Ponnam Prabhakar. The committee includes AICC secretaries SA Sampath and Vamsichand Reddy. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us In the meeting it has been decided to appoint incharges for the Assembly constituency committees. Incharges for the 140 municipalities would also be appointed. The meeting of executive committee members, DCC presidents and AICC incharges would be held on June 29 at Nagarjuna Sagar. It has been decided to take up enrollment of BC voters in the municipalities. The core committee demanded for 34 per cent reservations to the BCs in the municipalities.last_img read more

Indias next Sunny Leone Shama Sikander goes bold in mesh monokini Photo

first_imgIn no time, fans went berserk in the comments section of the post. While most of her followers loved the picture, a few posted nasty comments. One of the followers said she is India’s next Sunny Leone. Take a look at some of the mixed responses to the actress’ post. Followers comments on Shama Sikander’s postinstagram Follower’s comment on Shama Sikander’s postinstagram Follower’s comment on Shama Sikander’s postinstagram Follower’s comment on Shama Sikander’s postinstagramThis is not the first time that the 36-year-old actress has been trolled for her choices of clothes and body-shamed by the netizens. But she has always given befitting replies to trolls and has remained unperturbed by the negativity against her on social media.Last year, Shama, who is not one to let people attack her with lewd comments and get away with it, gave a befitting reply with a hard-hitting post to the body-shamers who called her body parts ‘lemons.’The gorgeous actress, who is best known for her role in TV serial Yeh Meri Life Hai, made a comeback to acting after a hiatus with the erotic show Maaya in 2017, which was being called the Indian version of Hollywood film Fifty Shades of Grey. The series was an instant hit among viewers who crave for varied content on the web. The second season of Maaya, however, didn’t feature Shama as it wasn’t a sequel to the first season.  Shama SikanderInstagram Shama SikanderinstagramShama Sikander has been missing from the small screen for the longest time now as has been busy with her digital projects. The actress, however, never fails to keep her fans updated about her life through Instagram and has often raised netizens’ eyebrows with her scintillating posts.And now, she has done it again. Shama, who featured in Vikram Bhatt’s erotic web series Maaya, has shared a picture on Instagram where she is seen flaunting her assets in a black mesh monokini and there is no doubt she looked sensuous in the bold photo.The Sexoholic actress captioned the picture as: “She was beautiful but not just like d girls in d magazines. She was beautiful for the way she thought. She was beautiful for that sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile even when she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful deep down to her soul…”last_img read more

Throwback When Ajay Devgn was publicly beaten by 2025 people

first_imgAjay Devgn in SimmbaTwitterAjay Devgn is today a big star and is very rarely engulfed in any controversy. But he on a chat show had revealed that he used to get engaged in a lot of fights publicly before becoming an actor, and once was even beaten by 20-25 people.A throwback video on social media shows Ajay, Abhishek Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt appeared on a chat show as guests that was hosted by Sajid Khan and Riteish Deshmukh.Riteish asked the three stars if they had ever got into any fights publicly before entering the industry. While the other two actors remained silent, Ajay said that he had such encounters multiple times. Adding that he has beaten a lot of people and a lot of times got thrashed by people too, Ajay recalled an interesting incident from the past where he was beaten by 20-25 people.Sajid then took over and narrated the incident as he was also a part of it. He said that Ajay used to own a white jeep, in which they all used to roam around. Once, while Ajay was driving with Sajid and some others, a kid suddenly jumped in front of the vehicle, and was almost hit by the car.However, Ajay managed to hit the brakes on time, and the child was safe, but the kid got so scared that he started crying. People from the locality surrounded them, and started blaming Ajay of rash driving. When the angry mob then started hitting them, Ajay’s father Veeru Devgan got to know about it, and rushed to the spot with around 150 fighters. Seeing so many fighters and Veeru Devgan’s anger, the public mellowed down, Sajid concluded.Well, it certainly is an interesting blast from the past. You can watch the video by clicking here.last_img read more

Emirates Boeing 777 crashlanding What we know so far about the ThiruvananthapuramDubai

first_imgAn Emirates flight on Wednesday crash-landed at the Dubai international airport, sparking widespread scare among people. Here is everything we know about the incident so far: An Emirates Boeing 777-300 A6-EMW aircraft made an emergency landing at the Dubai International Airport on Wednesday.Emirates confirmed that the incident happened at 3:45 p.m.It was flying from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai.It had 282 passengers and 18 crew members on board, all of whom were evacuated safely.Of these 226 are said to be Indians.However, one of the firefighters who battled the  blaze is said to have died.Those at the spot said they saw thick smoke coming out of the aircraft.Later, videos emerged showing a blast on the plane as it lay on the runway.Firefighters rushed to the spot to control the blaze.The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) said the Dubai airport would not accept air traffic until the situation cleared, with all incoming flights diverted to nearby airports.Also: See how Emirates flight evacuation was delayed by Indians who risked their lives for to their bagslast_img read more

Dr Seuss IRL Lorax Tree Has Fallen

first_img New Bill Stops ‘Grinch Bots’ From Stealing Holiday ShoppingWhen The Doctor Met Karen Hallion: Artist Mash Ups Tell New Stories Way back in the days when the grass was still green and the pond was still wet and the clouds were still clean, and the song of the Swomee-Swans rang out in space… one morning, I came to this glorious place. And I first saw the trees! The Truffula Trees! The bright-colored tufts of the Truffula Trees! Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze.*The Monterey Cypress believed to have inspired Dr. Seuss’ 1971 children’s book “The Lorax” has fallen.Theodor Seuss Geisel penned some of the world’s most popular tales from his La Jolla, Calif., home, which overlooked Scripps Park—birthplace of a very special Truffula Tree Monterey Cypress.AdChoices广告The evergreens often grow into flat-topped topiaries—the result of strong winds typical of their native coastal environment.This particular sapling, however, looked more like Australia on a stick. Or, to the imaginative mind of Geisel, bright-colored tufts “softer than silk,” with the “sweet smell of fresh buttery milk.”“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues” (via Dr. Seuss/Random House)Estimated to be up to a century old, the tree’s cause of death is still undetermined.There is no “definitive cause on why it fell,” Tim Graham, of the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, told CNN.Most of the conifer was removed last week; the remaining large trunk section will be extracted and repurposed later, according to Graham. The city will look into planting a replacement.In his cautionary tale of corporate greed and climate science, Seuss chronicles the plight of the environment through the mouthpiece of a furry little critter, who “speaks for the trees.”When the greedy Once-ler (industry personified) comes to town and chops down all the Truffula trees, the Lorax (as the environment) tries to warn him of the damage: pollution, animal migration, a life of regret and solitude.It’s only years after he’s caused permanent loss and devastation that the Once-ler learns his lesson.Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.*More on Geek.com:Firefighters Find Eerie Tree Burning From Inside After Lightning StrikeScientists Discover (And Climb) World’s Tallest Tropical TreeThrow Shade at Climate Change by Planting More Trees* Words from “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, published in 1971 by Penguin Random House LLC Stay on targetlast_img read more