Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline guilty of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanour charges, including killing marine mammals and protected sea birds.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement that Plains’ actions were not only reckless and irresponsible but also criminal.“Today’s verdict should send a message: if you endanger our environment and wildlife, we will hold you accountable,” he said.Plains said in a statement that the jury didn’t find any knowing misconduct by the company and “accepts full responsibility for the impact of the accident.”“We are committed to doing the right thing,” the company said.The company said its operation of the pipeline met or exceeded legal and industry standards, and believes the jury erred in its verdict on one count where California law allowed a conviction under a standard of negligence.“We intend to fully evaluate and consider all of our legal options with respect to the trial and resulting jury decision,” Plains said.The company is set to be sentenced on Dec. 13. Because it’s a company, and not a person, Plains only faces fines, though it’s unclear how steep the penalties could be.Plains had faced a total of 15 charges for the rupture of a corroded pipeline that sent at least 123,000 gallons (465,000 litres) of crude oil gushing onto Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, northwest of Los Angeles.Plains pleaded not guilty to the charges and accused prosecutors of criminalizing an unfortunate accident.But federal inspectors found that Plains had made several preventable errors, failed to quickly detect the pipeline rupture and responded too slowly as oil flowed toward the ocean.Plains operators working from a Texas control room more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometres) away had turned off an alarm that would have signalled a leak and, unaware a spill had occurred, restarted the hemorrhaging line after it had shut down, which only made matters worse, inspectors found.The spill, two weeks shy of Memorial Day, closed beaches with popular campgrounds for two months and put a crimp in the local tourist economy and fishing industry.It also crippled the local oil business because the pipeline was used to transport crude to refineries from seven offshore rigs, including three owned by Exxon Mobil, that have been idle since the spill.Last year, Denver-based Venoco, declared bankruptcy, in part because it wasn’t able to operate its platform. The state is now responsible for plugging and decommissioning Veneco’s wells at an estimated cost of $58 million. That doesn’t include the eventual cost to remove the enormous structure.Plains apologized for the spill and paid for the cleanup. The company’s 2017 annual report estimated costs from the spill at $335 million, not including lost revenues.It is seeking approval to repair or rebuild its corroded pipelines.The company still faces possible fines from the U.S. government and also faces a federal class-action lawsuit by owners of beachfront properties, fishing boat operators, the petroleum industry and oil workers who lost jobs because of the spill.The pipeline that spilled has been shuttered but Plains has applied to build a new one in the same location.Kristen Monsell, oceans legal director with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement that Plains can’t be given “a second chance to spill again.”“It’s time to get dirty, dangerous drilling out of our oceans, out of our coastal areas and out of our state,” she said.___Associated Press writer Brian Melley contributed to this report.last_img read more

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King Arthur Flour recalls some flour due to E. coli risk

NORWICH, Vt. — A Vermont-based flour company is voluntarily recalling some bags of flour due to potential E. coli contamination.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted on its website a statement from King Arthur Flour saying the company is recalling more than 14,000 cases of 5-pound unbleached all-purpose flour. The company said Thursday that to date no illness had been reported in connection with the product.The flour was distributed through retailers and distributors across the country. The recall doesn’t include products sold through the King Arthur Flour website, Baker’s Catalogue or the Baker’s Store in Norwich, Vermont. The recall affects products with six lot codes and three “best used by” dates.The company says it was informed by ADM Milling that certain wheat used to make the flour has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections.___This story has been corrected to change the attribution to King Arthur Flour, instead of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The Associated Press read more

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GGDMA calls for CoI into miners death

…says Govt moulding mining industry with ‘death, corruption and frustration’The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miner’s Association (GGDMA) has called for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to be launched into the death of a Brazilian miner.The Brazilian miner, Estevão Marquês Costa who was shot and killedThe Association made this call via a strongly worded statement to the media on Wednesday.It said it highly condemns the action of the Guyana Police Force, through the officers implicated in the shooting and has furthermore pointed out that a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) ought to be conducted.The GGDMA said, “No one in the Government is doing anything to help miners, they are just applying pressure. We are demanding our respect… there seems to be no one in charge of the mining sector and the government is yet to articulate its policy on continued mining in Guyana”.In addition, the body said “There is an increasing level of bullyism taking place and public officers are clearly operating outside the law without consequence… death, corruption and frustration are now the pillars on which the current government seems to be moulding the industry”.The Association against this backdrop posited that “Mining is surely on the down turn and the blame for this lies squarely at the feet of the current government”.It complained that is has now been more than three years since the Coalition government took office and the President is still refusing to meet with the largest private sector employer in the country.“We will not take it anymore” the GGDMA pointed out.Meanwhile, an autopsy conducted on the 37-year old miner’s body today suggested that he died as a result of a single gun-shot wound to his head. Reports are that the bullet entered the man’s head from the back and exited in front.Police said that the miner, Estevão Marquês Costa, was shot from more than five feet away from the officer.Two Police Officers have been taken into custody after they allegedly murdered the Brazilian miner in Puruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and attempted to get rid of the body on Saturday.INews understands that the officers – a Subordinate and a Constable – who are stationed at the Kurupung Police Station, abandoned their post on Friday and reportedly left on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to patrol the area but for some reason left their jurisdiction and via a boat went to a landing in Puruni.Upon their arrival there, the Police Constable reportedly exited the boat and went to a shop a short distance from the landing while his subordinating officer reportedly waited in the boat.Soon after a loud explosion was heard where the other officer came into contact with the Constable who related that the miner discharged a round at him and in retaliation, he returned fire.Two other officers who were in the area investigating another matter turned up at the scene and reportedly took possession of the .30 carbine rifle which was used by the Constable. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOpposition Leader stands behind miners association …says criticisms against Govt were ‘factual’August 24, 2018In “latest news”CoI to be launched into alleged murder of Brazilian minerAugust 17, 2018In “Crime”25 mining deaths in twelve monthsSeptember 15, 2015In “Crime” read more

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Stian Hauge Tönnesen one year more in SC Magdeburg

SC MagdeburgStian Hauge Tönnesen ← Previous Story Branislav Pokrajac a new coach of Sporting Lisbon Next Story → Hungarian derby (6th November): Szeged waiting for Veszprem Playmaker of SC Magdeburg, Norwegian, Stian Hauge Tonnesen (36) will stay one more season in SC Magdeburg until summer 2012. A former player of TUS – N-Lubbecke, came to Magdeburg in 2007. Before that, he played in Swedish Ystad.

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Veszprem beat PICK Szeged in Hungarian derby

The one of the powerhouses of European handball – MKB MVM Veszprem won the Hungarian derby against PICK Szeged 29:24 (14:12). The TOP scorer of the winning squad was Serbian left back Momir Ilic who netted 11 goals, while Christian Zeitz added only one less (10). The away team from Szeged had the most efficient players – lefthanders Ancsin and Prodanovic with 5 goals each.MKB-MVM Veszprém – MOL-Pick Szeged 29:24 (14:12)MKB-MVM Veszprém: Mikler, Alilovic – Gulyás, Iváncsik 1, Schuch, Ruesga, Ilic 11 (5), Nilsson, Zeitz 10, Ugalde 2, Marguc, Chema 3, Terzic, Sulic 1, Lékai 1MOL-Pick Szeged: Wyszomirski, Sierra – Vadkerti 2, Robledo 1, Zubai 1, Ilyés, Balogh 2, Blazevic, Prodanovic 5 (1), Stojanovic, Bombac 3, Parrondo 3 (3), Vranjes 2, Ancsin 5 Szegedveszprem ← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL: Vardar with +6 to Gyor Next Story → HCM Minaur Baia Mare win Romanian Cup after 16 years! read more

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Womens U17 EURO 2015 Golden Danish girls

← Previous Story SLOVENIAN SUPER CUP: RK Celje PL and RK Gorenje to clash in Open-AIR match Next Story → Over 42.000 tickets sold for Women’s WCh 2015 in Denmark The best young generations in women’s handball has Denmark. The Danish girls born in 1998 and younger repeated amazing success of their two years older colleagues by winning the European gold at the European Championship in Skopje, Macedonia. The final battle was against the same rival – Russia 25:24, but again, like in Valencia, Spain (U19), Danish girls celebrated at the end.The bronze medal won Hungary against Romania 34.31.The final placement:1. Denmark2. Russia3. Hungary4. Romania5. Slovenia6. Croatia7. France8. Sweden9. Germany10. Spain11. Norway12. Netherlands13. Portugal14. Slovakia15. Czech Republic16. Macedonia Denmarkhandball generation 1998 read more

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TV chef Nigella Lawson could face drugs probe

first_imgCONTRARY TO REPORTS earlier this week, the Sunday Telegraph in the UK is today reporting that Nigella Lawson could face a probe into her alleged drugs use.The newspaper, citing Scotland Yard officials, said police will now carry out a review of evidence she gave during the fraud trial of her former personal assistants.The celebrity chef admitted to taking cocaine several times, as well as trying cannabis. However, she denied habitual drug use.Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, however, had claimed that she regularly took the Class A drug. They were both acquitted on Friday when police said they would not look at Lawson’s admissions.However, there seems to have been a turnaround by Scotland Yard over the weekend.“We will use specialist resources from within the Metropolitan Police Service to examine all the evidence which emerged as part of a review into this matter,” Commander Stephen Watson of the Metropolitan Police told the Telegraph. “At some point once that review is included, presumably in conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service, we will determine a way forward.”The investigation may focus on who supplied the drugs to her.Meanwhile, both Lawson and her former husband Charles Saatchi continue to make front page news across the water. The Sunday Times writes about his attempts to plant negative stories about Lawson in the media before the court case.Tim Rayment writes: “The Sunday Times declined to publish the allegations, which were made weeks after Saatchi was photographed with his hand around Lawson’s throat in June at Scott’s, a London restaurant”.Related: Former assistants of Nigella Lawson acquitted of fraudRead: Nigella: I’m not proud of drug use, but I’m not on trialMore: Are TV dinners healthier than home-cooked meals?last_img read more

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Cycling Quietway for Dublins Southside revived after MetroLink route scrapped

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cónal Thomas https://jrnl.ie/4515123 Cycling ‘Quietway’ for Dublin’s Southside revived after MetroLink route scrapped “The MetroLink completely torpedoed the plan,” says Fine Gael councillor Paddy Smyth. Short URL 50 Comments Mar 3rd 2019, 9:01 PM Proposed Quietway route. Source: AECOMPLANS FOR A Quietway in Dublin are being revived after reports that MetroLink’s Southside section are to be scrapped.Developed in London in the UK, Portland, Oregon in the United States and in parts of the Netherlands, Quietways are designed to reduce traffic-flow and eliminate rat-running.Instead of travelling on busy traffic corridors, pedestrians and cyclists would travel along segregated cycle tracks from Kimmage to Donnybrook, on residential streets, laneways and through cul-de-sacs. Stretching from Herbert Park in Donnybrook to Corrib Road in Terenure, Fine Gael councillor Paddy Smyth’s proposal involves a Quietway running through residential streets across 6.5 kilometres of Dublin’s Southside. Dublin City Council tendered for a feasibility study in 2016 for this urban Greenway, which was shelved in 2018 after concerns surrounding permeability, access and MetroLink were raised. The major stumbling block to Dublin’s Quietway is the now-in-jeopardy MetroLink.“The MetroLink completely torpedoed the plan,” says Smyth. ”That the National Transport Authority [NTA] decided to put a Metro down the middle of Ranelagh.”MetroLink’s section through Ranelagh cut off pedestrian and cyclist access at Cowper on the Luas Green Line – the midpoint of Smyth’s Quietway.  Quietway in London Source: Sustrans.OrgWith a reconfiguration of the area needed to facilitate MetroLink, councillors argued that Smtyh’s Quietway couldn’t proceed. At the time, certain local representatives argued that not enough public consultation took place, either. Smyth disputes this, however. “I have been pilloried in public and in the chamber for a lack of public consultation on this project,” he says. “But when certain councillors had the opportunity to give the public their say on this, they voted it down.”The Quietway project, which has estimated cost of close to €1.4 million, was shelved by councillors last May. Smyth says that he now plans to bring the Quietway plan back to the council chamber in April where he’ll “be asking [council] engineers to start public consultation with all stakeholders”.The Quietway designed in three sections: from Herbert Park to the Cowper Luas stop, from Cowper Luas stop to Terenure Road North and from Terenure Road North to Corrib Road, according to Smyth. “We can make a really safe route across the city for cyclists.” Share14 Tweet Email2 41,157 Views Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 9:00 PMlast_img read more

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Poll Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann

first_img Short URL Monday 18 Mar 2019, 9:47 AM By Sean Murray 46,509 Views Image: Niall Carson/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4548604 Mar 18th 2019, 9:47 AM Share15 Tweet Email Poll: Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school? Leo Varadkar has said he believes it should be compulsory learning in primary school. Yes (13720)center_img 121 Comments Image: Niall Carson/PA Images TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said that every child should be taught the words of the Irish national anthem – Amhrán na bhFiann – in primary school.He made the comments after taking part in St Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago, telling TheJournal.ie that it would be a good idea.“So, I think that would be good,” he said. “I don’t think I would go down the American route, you know the pledge of allegiance at the start of the day, I’m not sure that would really fit in with the Irish culture. But the words of the national anthem – I think that is something every kid should learn in primary school.”So, what do you think? Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school? Not sure (235) Poll Results: No (1279) YesNoNot sureVote Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Help for homeless public responds to call

first_imgMunicipal authorities and non-governmental organisations in Athens have praised the public’s response to calls for clothing and blankets for the city’s growing homeless population, as freezing temperatures and gale-force winds grip the capital. The City of Athens and NGOs had pleaded for help as they do not have the resources to look after up to 15,000 homeless people that are estimated to be sleeping on the city’s streets. “The public’s response has been unprecedented,” Ada Alamanou, a spokesperson for the Klimaka shelter for homeless people, told Kathimerini. Alamanou said that about 50 people drive to Klimaka’s premises in central Athens every day and unload big bags with all kinds of items they can offer: sweaters, hats, jackets, blankets, pillows and bed sheets. “We have already collected a large amount of blankets and bed linen, which we distribute daily to homeless people and other organizations that are trying to care for them,” Alamanou added. Klimaka wants to create a network of NGOs that can come together when there is an urgent need for assistance to be provided to homeless people, such as during the current cold snap. The City of Athens set up the 1960 hotline earlier this month so citizens could report the presence of homeless people, who could then be helped by the municipality’s “street work” team, which distributes clothing, blankets and medicines. It can also transport those sleeping rough to four buildings that have been transformed into temporary shelters for the homeless. A wave of bad weather hit Greece this week with temperatures reaching -10 Celsius in some parts of the country and the wind gathering strength to reach 9 Beaufort. Snow fell in some parts of Attica. Temperatures in northern Greece remained below zero for the larger part of the week. The gale-force winds forced the cancellation of most ferry services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Grippe AH1N1 une pandémie qui a coûté cher

first_imgGrippe A(H1N1) : une pandémie qui a coûté cherFrance – La campagne de lutte contre la pandémie de grippe H1N1 aurait coûté quelque 500 millions d’euros selon la ministre de la Santé, Roselyne Bachelot. Ce chiffre prend en compte les 48 millions d’euros de dommages et intérêts versés aux laboratoires après les annulations de commandes annoncées par l’État français. Les négociations avec GlaxoSmithKline, lequel devait en principe fournir la moitié des doses, sont cependant encore en cours. Il reste d’ailleurs 20 à 25 millions de doses en stock dont 10 millions pourraient servir à une éventuelle pandémie d’ici la fin de l’année.En revanche, les 73 millions d’euros de vaccins offerts à l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) dans le cadre d’une aide aux pays pauvres ne sont pas inclus dans l’estimation donnée par la ministre de la Santé. Il en est de même pour les achats de masques, d’antiviraux et de respirateurs ainsi que pour les frais de communication.La somme réelle devrait donc s’approcher des 700 millions d’euros, selon les estimations du ministère de la Santé transmises à la Cour des comptes. Le 15 juin 2010 à 12:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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NewYork a inauguré son musée entièrement consacré aux mathématiques

first_imgNew-York a inauguré son musée entièrement consacré aux mathématiquesUn musée familial à la gloire des mathématiques a ouvert ses portes samedi à Manhattan. Le MoMath accueille déjà de nombreuses expositions et compte bien s’inscrire dans la vie new-yorkaise grâce à divers concours et évènements prévus tout au long de l’année.Il est tout neuf et vient de débarquer dans l’équation des nombreux musées new-yorkais. Le musée national des mathématiques a ouvert ses portes samedi 15 décembre à Manhattan. Il est astucieusement surnommé MoMath, un jeu de mot basé sur le célèbre musée d’art contemporain MoMA. Il s’agit du seul musée de ce type aux États-Unis.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Réparti sur deux étages, il accueille plus de 30 expositions et vise à attirer toute la famille. “Nous voulons montrer que les maths sont amusantes, a expliqué à Livescience le fondateur et directeur du musée Glen Whitney, elles sont aussi belles et donnent accès à un très bon travail. Il y a un tel manque d’expériences interactives avec les maths, nous voulons que les gens jouent, qu’ils prennent des choses, les essayent…” Dans la grande tradition des musées américains de vulgarisation scientifique, l’interactivité pour toutes les générations y est reine. Jeux avec des fractales, vélos à roues carrées et des expériences de multiplication de sept mètres de haut… Le MoMath ne lésine pas sur les moyens pour transmettre son amour des mathématiques. Le musée tiendra également divers concours chaque année ainsi que de nombreux évènements à New-York.Si des expositions sont régulièrement présentées à ce sujet, il n’existe pas de musée consacré purement aux mathématiques en France. Il y en a pourtant de biens réels à Pise, Rome, Milan, Florence, Vienne, Bonn et Giessen.Le 16 décembre 2012 à 18:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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After King of Kong Turn These Crazy Gaming History Moments into Musicals

first_imgStay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Video game movies have mostly been trash, but maybe a good old-fashioned Broadway musical is the right medium for adapting the absurd bombast of interactive entertainment. I can’t tell you how much thought I’ve put into how a Metal Gear Solid musical should go. We’ll find out gaming’s stage show potential soon enough when King of Kong, the acclaimed 2007 documentary showing the Donkey Kong rivalry between Steve Wiebe and awful hot sauce magnate Billy Mitchell, becomes a musical.If The King of Kong of the Opera is a hit, perhaps we should turn our attention away from the games themselves and toward gaming history when it comes to adaptation. The real-life, multi-billion-dollar gaming industry is often times more absurd than even the strangest Mario acid trip. Just go watch Jack Thompson/Rockstar TV movie drama The Gamechangers again. And the relatively low-stakes can lead to high, petty drama that borders on operatic. Here are some suggestion for crazy moments in gaming history we think would make for great musicals.The Perfect Street Fighter ParryThe Street Fighter III match from the 2004 EVO tournament between Daigo and Justin Wong might be the most famous moment in fighting game history. The stars of the fighting game community are already larger than life. So why not have them sing? And imagine the intricate choreography of having actors reenact this perfect parry onstage.Indie Game: The Movie: The MusicalIndie Game: The Movie is full sensitive artists pouring their dreams into their work, hoping against hope for the best. It has its fair share of villains, too, like Phil Fish’s partner and Jonathan Blow’s pretension. Sounds like the right ingredients for a soulful indie musical. The Super Meat Boy Symphony!The Nintendo PlayStationDid you know Nintendo originally planned to team up with Sony to release the PlayStation as a CD add-on for the Super Nintendo? Did you also know that Nintendo publicly betrayed Sony by canceling the partnership onstage to make the terrible Philips CD-i instead? That’s Shakespearean stuff, betraying a friend and creating your own worst enemy. Now set it to song.The Sega SagaThere are too many dramatic Sega moments to count. From the bloody Genesis-Super Nintendo War to the surprise Saturn launch to the tragic death of the Dreamcast. The only option is to retell the history of Sega in as many epic, Wagnerian acts as it takes. And throw in some Sonic music for good measure.Miyamoto’s InspirationsShigeru Miyamoto isn’t shy about the fact that many of his hobbies have inspired his groundbreaking Nintendo games. Nintendo even had to slap a gag order on him to maintain secrecy. So imagine a whimsical biography musical about Miyamoto exploring caves, playing with dogs, gardening, getting married, and riding the train before creating hits like Zelda, Nintendogs, Pikmin, Star Fox, and Super Mario Bros. Call up that Zelda Symphony of the Goddess orchestra that’s been touring for years now.Breaking Up the Rock BandConsidering how rhythm games dominated the market for several years, and that they are already inherently musical, a musical about music games seems like a no-brainer. So how about a show about the breakup that led the former Guitar Hero developers at Harmonix to strike out on their own with Rock Band.Kojima v KonamiYou can choose to read the Metal Gear games themselves as metaphors for Hideo Kojima’s increasing dissatisfaction at Konami. But now that the ridiculous and audacious gaming auteur is longer at the company, no one has time for subtlety. Kojima’s firing from a company barely interested in game development anymore was one of the most shocking but expected scandals in recent gaming history. And the story already has a perfect love interest in the form of Geoff Keighley.Denis Dyack: Too HumanHow do you go from making some of the most acclaimed GameCube games of all-time to arguing on NeoGAF that journalists thinking your mediocre game in mediocre will destroy society? Oh, and then you lose a lawsuit you started and have to destroy all copies of said mediocre game? Just ask former head of Silicon Knights and current maniac Denis Dyack. Or let him sing it to you. All proceeds will go to the Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding campaign.The Crash of ‘83We begin with an old man in New Mexico shoveling one last pile of dirt on the E.T. 2600 landfill. A child asks him what he is doing. The old man starts to sing a wonderful song of a youthful and beautiful video game industry brought down by its own hubris and rushed bad licensed games. But just as we’re mourning the art that could have been, hope appears in the form of the NES.Square Enix Can’t FinishModern Final Fantasy characters already have the high emotions of Broadway characters, and outfits Broadway costume designers would die for. So make a musical about the man most responsible for those belts and zippers: Tetsuya Nomura. How do you make that dramatic? Oh and I don’t know, how about dramatizing the fact that he takes decades to finish games with hype beyond belief that must prop up the entire company. No biggie.Xbox One Kills DRM, ItselfThe Xbox One shot itself in the foot with its original always-online, anti-consumer DRM plan. Even though those plans were hastily scrapped before launch, the console has still been bleeding ever since. This is inarguably one of the craziest moves ever pulled by a major video game company, and a musical about the behind-the-scenes drama would be legitimately fascinating.The Great Gizmondo CaperNot a tech blog, the Gizmondo was an awful failed Game Boy competitor featuring games like Sticky Balls and Momma Can I Mow The Lawn? It was also a scam pulled off by Swedish mobsters who were eventually exposed in high-speed car chases. Why isn’t this already a musical?last_img read more

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DDP to undergo surgery next week for throat issue

first_img Twitter Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page set to release new book on January 15 Videos Articles Former WWE, WCW & TNA star Diamond Dallas Page posted a new blog on his Facebook page last night, updating fans on his current status after being in the hospital over the weekend for an issue with throat, diagonsed as “subglotic traceitis”, which is a severe swelling of the vocal chords, that can also bring a narrowing of the airway under the chords due to mucus, preventing one from getting enough air in to breathe. In the blog, Page announced that he will be undergoing surgery next week on his throat to clear out nodules and anything else needed to repair the damage to his throat. You can read Page’s Facebook blog on his condition by clicking here.On behalf of the staff of Wrestleview.com, we wish Page all the best on a quick and painless recovery. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 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 Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterestcenter_img Kurt Angle Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE Hall of Famer announced for Starrcast III Labor Day Weekend in Chicago Cesaro Seth Rollins Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page and NFL Alumni announce new partnership Videos Articleslast_img read more

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Warnock happy players granted his birthday wish

Warnock happy players granted his birthday wish

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock is happy with the performance of his Cardiff squad after their comeback win over Wolves.He says the players gave him the perfect 70th birthday present with their victory as he had said before the match that all he wanted for his birthday was three points in the struggle against Premier League relegation.His wish was granted by as second-half goals from Aron Gunnarsson and Junior Hoilett which automatically snapped them out of the bottom three and sends them up to 15th place.“I thanked the players for letting me have a nice birthday,” Warnock said, according to Sport BT.“It wouldn’t have been a nice one if we’d lost because the bad feeling stays with you for a couple of days.“This is why I’m still in the game, when you see your team perform like that.”“You’ve got to have skill to survive in the Premier League, but it’s nothing without character,” Warnock said.AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“My players have shown that by winning from behind in three games and they just never know when they’re beaten.”“It’s the feeling you get on nights like this that keeps me going.”Wolve went  18th-minute ahead as Matt Doherty finished from a tight angle. However, they couldn’t take the pressure they met at second-half having them take one point from their last six games.“We stick together as a team, but individually we have to raise our standards at some moments that can define the games,” Wolves coach, Nuno Espirito Santo said.“I think the boys work hard, the attitude and energy is there.”“But it is six games without a win, that’s the reality.”“There is only one way we can go out there – sticking together and believing in how we do things.”last_img read more

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Junior Firpo reveals Real Madrid connection

Junior Firpo reveals Real Madrid connection

first_imgReal Betis defender Junior Firpo revealed his father is a Real Madrid fan and they always used to watch the games together, amid reports of a potential moveThe Spain U-21 international’s impressive displays at Betis have caused reports to emerge of a potential transfer to Real.It’s understood that Los Blancos are willing to pay for Firpo’s €50m buy-out clause to sign him from Betis as a long-term successor to Marcelo.“I’m closer to Real Madrid as my father is a Madridista,” Junior told Spanish TV channel Cuatro, via Football-Espana.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We watched them on TV when we first arrived in Spain and for that reason I’ve always felt stronger about them.”Firpo is contracted at Betis until June 2023 and has scored three goals in 15 La Liga appearances.Premier League champions Manchester City along with Arsenal have also been linked with moves for the 22-year-old.last_img read more

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Bengaluru car crash Businessman dies while testdriving Range Rover

first_imgImage for representation purposes onlyPexelsA 31-year-old businessman was killed in a road accident when he was test driving a Range Rover in Bengaluru. The passengers in the car – his wife, son, friend and the demo car driver – sustained injuries.The incident happened at 3 pm on Tuesday, March 26. Sagar J Rao, an interior designer, was test driving the Range Rover on NICE Road near PES College Toll Plaza in Hosakerehalli.The police told The Times of India that Sagar was driving the demo car at a very high speed while approaching the toll plaza. He then lost control of the car and veered left where the car hit a cement block and ricocheted to the road railings. Due to the impact, the car jumped over the railings and flipped many times before landing into a deep ditch.The occupants of the car were rushed to the hospital where Sagar succumbed to his injuries. His wife, Sandhya, 27, suffered a backbone fracture while their son Samartha, six, and friend Gautham sustained minor injuries. The demo car driver was treated for his injuries at a private hospital.The police suspect that Sagar was driving the car, but are waiting to record the statement of the other occupants. A police officer said that they are all in a state of shock and their statement will be recorded on Wednesday.Sagar was planning to buy a Range Rover and Roopena Agrahara, a car showroom, had helped arrange a test drive.Unfortunately, another road accident occurred in Bengaluru on the night of March 4, Monday, when a family of five were killed when their SUV collided with a KSRTC bus coming in the opposite direction. The accident happened on Bengaluru-Hassan road near Nelamangala town, reports TOI.The car in which the five victims were travelling in hit a road divider and went on to ram into the bus which was travelling in the opposite direction.last_img read more

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First Anniversary Of Mass Shooting In Sutherland Springs

First Anniversary Of Mass Shooting In Sutherland Springs

first_img Share Eric Gay/APMemorials and messages hang on a fence at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.Monday November 5, 2018, marks the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church, which left 25 people dead. Authorities put the official death toll at 26 because one of the victims was pregnant. More than half those killed were children.About 400 people attended a service and remembrance event on Sunday, November 4. The sanctuary where the shooting occurred still stands as a memorial.The sanctuary was full and people in a overflow tent watched and prayed along as Sunday’s sermon was delivered.David Colbath, a member of the church who was hit multiple times in the shooting, said that over the last 12 months the people of Sutherland Springs and First Baptist chose not to hate with the help of God.“We have looked death in the eye,” Colbath noted while adding that the community chose “to get up, carry on, build god’s word, build god’s church, and be a part of that in our community.”Office of the Texas GovernorGovernor Greg Abbott attended the service and remembrance event in Sutherland Springs.Governor Greg Abbott attended the service and remembrance event and praised the Sutherland Springs community for coming together. “Together, we will work every day to honor the memory of those who died,” said Abbott.U.S. Senator John Cornyn released a statement saying “Texans have poured their love and support into the First Baptist community, but the lives tragically taken that day can never be brought back.” “As we remember that solemn day,”, Cornyn’s statement added, “please join me once again in prayer for First Baptist Church, the victims of this senseless violence, and the entire Sutherland Springs community.”In response to the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Cornyn authored the Fix NICS Act to strengthen the criminal background check system and ensure convicted felons and domestic abusers cannot lawfully purchase a firearm.  The bill was signed into law on March 23, 2018.U.S. Senator Ted Cruz also released a statement in which he highlighted that “the memorial tower of the new First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will be a lasting home for the bell of the old church.”“When it rings out for future generations,” Cruz said in his statement, “it will make a joyful noise: one of remembrance, of victory, and of trust that a joy deeper than our understanding blooms in the midst of sorrow. It will be heard across Texas, across the world, and wherever people are gathered in worship.”A new church is being built on the grounds and is expected to be open by April.Sutherland Springs is about 200 miles west of Houston.last_img read more

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Gus Kenworthy has the perfect response to a homophobe on Twitter

Gus Kenworthy has the perfect response to a homophobe on Twitter

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gus Kenworthy’s funny ‘leave me alone Adam Rippon’ tweet upset peopleGay Olympian Gus Kenworthy: Anti-LGBT VP Mike Pence is ‘bad fit’ to lead Winter Olympics delegationAdam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy: ‘We’re here, we’re queer’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gus-kenworthy-response-homophobe-twitter/ — Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 19, 2018In response, Gus sent back a sharp one-liner which said: ‘Hopefully not you.’A legion of fans to back him upMeanwhile, a raft of fans jumped to back the Olympic hero up.One wrote: ‘Oh yeah cause there’s a shortage of children! The orphanages are empty.’Oh yeah cause there’s a shortage of children! The orphanages are empty. — Tina (@Hello_Tina89) February 19, 2018Another wrote: ‘Nicely done,’ with a humorous meme attached.Nicely done! pic.twitter.com/oNGYL3nZm0— Owen Blacker (@owenblacker) February 19, 2018Meanwhile, Littlejohn’s article in the Daily Mail led to brands distancing themselves from the paper.The likes of Natwest, Centre Parcs, EA Games and Southbank Centre  all pulled advertising from the Daily Mail.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Gus Kenworthy fired back at a homophobic Twitter user on Monday, with a sharp response to someone with negative views on same-sex parenting.US freestyle skier and fan favourite Gus, 26, made history when he kissed partner Matt Wilkas live on TV. Before that, he happily told of how a broken thumb he sustained during the competition meant he couldn’t shake US Vice President Mike Pence’s hand.L-R: Adam Rippon, Brittany Bowe and Gus Kenworthy are all openly gay members of Team USA (Photo: @brittanybowe | Instagram)Gus Kenworthy slays them on TwitterSince then, Kenworthy has been seen as a role model for gay athletes, alongside now world-famous figure skater Adam Rippon.But some continue to voice their opinions against Kenworthy., continuing on an argument laid down by Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn.The user echoed Littlejohn’s article on same-sex parenting, which is thought to have been aimed at Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black who recently announced they were having a baby together.Question is,if men marry men and women marry women who will produce children in this world— John Dowd (@ShitGate) February 19, 2018The user tweeted: ‘Question is if men marry men and women marry women who will produce children in this world.hopefully not you https://t.co/UiwA2471bz Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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Mosque worshippers targeted by LGBTI rights activists in London

Mosque worshippers targeted by LGBTI rights activists in London

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- A matter of survivalBut for Ronnie and people like him, acceptance from the Muslim community is a matter of life and death.‘I am totally underground. I’m in a very vulnerable situation,’ he said.‘It’s getting really hard to survive living like this.’Ronnie has tried to take his life three times because of the situation he finds himself in as a closeted, Muslim, asylum seeker. But thanks to a supportive partner with whom he now lives, he is feeling better and now wants to help promote acceptance of the LGBTI community among Muslims.‘I feel very blessed to be here… I just want to pass on the message that we are not deviants and we are not doing anything wrong, Ronnie said.Tehmina hands out pro-LGBTI leaflets at a mosque in London | Photo: Shannon PowerHow did the worshippers react?Hundreds of worshippers passed by Tatchell and the other volunteers. The reaction to the LGBTI activists was mixed.While most were polite or curious about why they were there, a small handful reacted with hostility.‘One man took the leaflet and ripped it in half while he looked at me,’ Ronnie said.‘That was hard for me to see.’Tatchell said mainly young worshippers reacted with overtly homophobic or aggressive comments. The long-time activist said the worshippers’ mainly indifferent and bemused reactions show how far the community has come in accepting LGBTI people.‘A few years ago when we began doing this, the level of hostility was very,’ he told Gay Star News.‘So I would estimate attitude are slowly starting to change. Maybe not to fully embrace LGBTI Muslims, but certainly to be less hostile towards them.’And how did Ronnie go?Despite being on edge the entire time, Ronnie felt proud for being bold enough to do it and try to make a change.‘I’m feeling satisfied in my heart that I’m passing on the message,’ he said.‘I feel like I have contributed to the cause. I have struggled in my life and I am still struggling, but at least I’m doing something and taking action to contribute.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . He’s wearing dark glasses and a baseball bat pulled low over his eyes because he doesn’t want anyone at the mosque recognizing him.‘I am really scared,’ he told Gay Star News.Ronnie fled to London as an asylum seeker from Pakistan because he was not safe as a gay man there. But for the past five years he’s hidden from his family in London and is worried someone will recognize him at the mosque.He has come down to London’s biggest mosque with the Peter Tatchell Foundation. Tatchell, Ronnie and some other volunteers handed out leaflets to worshippers heading in to Friday prayers.‘I’m here to send a message of peace. We want to be welcomed in the mosque, we want to be treated equally,’ Ronnie said.The event formed part the campaign – ‘LGBT-Muslim Solidarity: Fight all hate’. Its main purpose was to not only raise awareness about the plight of LGBTI Muslims, but also to let worshippers know that the Islamic holy book – the Qur’an – does not explicitly forbid homosexuality.‘Our message to mosque worshippers was that the Qur’an does not explicitly condemn homosexuality and stipulates no punishments. There is no basis in the Qur’an for the persecution of LGBT+ Muslims. Homophobic Muslims are misinterpreting the Qur’an,’ Tatchell said.‘This solidarity campaign urges the LGBT and Muslim communities to stand together against prejudice, challenges Muslim homophobia and defends LGBT Muslims against the far right and Islamist extremists.’Tatchell’s foundation ran the event and other ‘bridge-building’ efforts between Muslims and the LGBTI community at the request of LGBTI Muslims.Peter Tatchell (L) chats to a mosque staff member in London | Photo: Shannon Power Handing out pro-LGBTI leaflets at the Central London Mosque | Photo: Shannon Power At great risk to himself Ronnie (not his real name) has come down to the London Central Mosque to hand out flyers asking the Muslim community to better support LGBTI Muslims.center_img I’m a bisexual Muslim and I’m proud of itThree Muslims reflect on Ramadan during London’s Big Gay IftarThese gay people reveal how India forces them to live secret double livesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mosque-worshippers-targeted-by-lgbti-rights-activists-in-london/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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