Aisha Alfa to Host ACTRA Manitoba Gala

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Nigerian-born, Winnipeg-raised Canadian actor and commedienne Aisha Alfa has been given the honour of hosting the 2016 ACTRA Manitoba Awards Gala, set to take place on Saturday, September 24 at the MET Event Centre. In addition to Alfa, there are some special surprises in store and the event will end with a dance party hosted by DJ Co-op. There will be hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, as well as a late-night poutine bar, which all by itself makes the price of admission a great value. Even better because the gala is free for ACTRA members and only $25 for guests. Following is a complete list of the nominees in various categories: Facebook Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Julie Nagam and Jaimie Issac Providing a powerful platform for insurgence and

first_imgAPTN Face To FaceINSURGENCE/RESURGENCE is a groundbreaking exhibition recently unveiled at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, focused on Indigenous artists from across Canada who are pushing boundaries with their work.It is also largest contemporary Indigenous art show in Canadian history curated solely by Indigenous curators.Co-curators, Dr. Julie Nagam and Jaimie Issac join host Dennis Ward on Face to Face to discuss the importance of the exhibition and how art provides a powerful platform for ideas, conversations and understanding.last_img read more

Jonquel Jones returns to WNBA Connecticut Sun

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#JonquelJonesWNBA#ConnecticutSun Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppConnecticut, May 9th 2017: Jonquel Jones is back in the WNBA with the Connecticut Sun, following a successful off-season in Korea.    She returned to the US, ending eight points on a 4-6 shooting night from the field and adding seven rebounds in the Sun’s 81-72 win over the Chicago Sky last Tuesday.In Korea, Jones took the Foreign Most Valuable Player award, Defensive Player of the Year award and was named “Best Five” in the league.     She received one vote in the 2016 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year tally to finish in a 5-way tie for fifth behind winner Jantel Lavender.    The Sun will open the season on May 13, hosting the Atlanta Dream.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Moyes Toni Kroos agreed to join Man Utd with me

first_imgFormer Manchester United boss David Moyes revealed he had secured Toni Kroos’ services before he was fired from the clubMoyes was brought into Old Trafford in 2013 to replace the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, who had retired after winning another Premier League title.However, Moyes’ reign in charge at United only lasted 10 months with the club board replacing him with Ryan Giggs in April 2014 on an interim basis.Now Moyes has revealed that he had actually beaten Real Madrid to signing Kroos from Bayern Munich with a verbal agreement.But the Scotsman’s demise at United led to Real signing Kroos instead on a six-year contract.“Toni Kroos had agreed to come Manchester United with me,” Moyes told talkSPORT.“I met him and his wife and we agreed on it all when he was at Bayern Munich. But it was only going to get done at the end of the season before he joined Real Madrid.”Moyes won 27 of his 51 matches in charge at United and was sacked with the club only seventh in the Premier League table.But the 55-year-old is adamant he deserved more time to turn things around at United.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Do I feel I should have been given more time? Of course, I do,” added Moyes.“To go to a club like Manchester United and follow someone like Sir Alex after the time he had been there, to stay for ten months…“It couldn’t be a revolution at Manchester United, it had to be evolution. It had to take time.“I wasn’t going to come in and change all the things Alex had done, but there were lots of things that had to be changed at the club.“You look at the way Chelsea and Man City had been doing things and changing things along the way – Manchester United had been winning because they had a special manager and a special group of players.“But when that all changed, it was going to take time to find its way.“I still think they’re having difficult times at the moment.”Moyes has since coached Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham United.last_img read more

Four men stabbed in bloody Chula Vista brawl

first_imgFour men stabbed in bloody Chula Vista brawl May 20, 2018 John Soderman Posted: May 20, 2018 John Soderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Four people were injured Saturday night, one critically after a stabbing occurred during an apartment complex brawl in Chula Vista.The fight broke at at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the 500 block of Oxford St. in the Villa Granada Apartments,  Lt. John Autolino of the Chula Vista Police Department said.Witnesses say there was a large party at the complex when two men showed up in a car and got in an argument with four males. Once the two men got out of the car the fight began.Officers found four stabbing victims, three with minor wounds, one with more serious injuries, Autolino said.The victim with critical injuries was taken to a nearby hospital, Autolino said. His status is not known at this time.The identity of the suspects are not known at this time. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

TheStreet Experiments With A Freemium Model For Its 50Million Subscription Service

first_img Much of that growth has come through acquisitions, but the company is exploring new models that can help generate organic growth. Its latest attempt is in implementing a metered paywall for its Real Money subscription product. As such, the company has managed to make significant changes to its business model since 2011. While TheStreet has long been a subscription-dominated business, at that inflection point, subscriptions made up about two-thirds of total revenue at $39 million—they’re now 80 percent of revenue and approaching $50 million, up 77 percent in the last two years alone. “We’ve transformed over the past few years to become less dependent on advertising by emphasizing the sale of lucrative subscriptions,” says Erwin Eichmann, chief business officer for TheStreet. “Real Money is the first subscription service that we are offering on a freemium model, and we’re excited to do so.” “Our impetus for the metered paywall was the simple realization that a larger audience for Real Money means, over time, a larger subscriber base for Real Money,” he says. “We are always looking to increase the number of subscribers for all our services [and] a metered paywall is one of the strategies that could be leveraged for our other subscription services.” Real Money, a collection of articles from more than 30 investment managers and analysts, will allow users access to eight articles per month before they’re hit with a hard wall. From there, subscriptions start at $3 per week and go up to a $16-per-week premium version. Those price points are unchanged from the previous hard wall model.center_img Wary of a fickle ad market, many publishers have been trying to lean more heavily on subscribers for revenue in recent years. TheStreet has done the same, though its market—Wall Street—and its products—investment advice—make the company a unique test case. The idea isn’t novel—Eichmann calls it “both well-established and profitable”—but for a business increasingly (and intentionally) reliant on subscriptions, allowing users free access to a paid product is a calculated risk-versus-reward proposition. Real Money is already one of TheStreet’s three largest subscription services by revenue, and its most popular stock market offering by volume, Eichmann says. The move to a freemium model is not only a gamble on its value, but on the size of the market for it.last_img read more

Rangpur civic polls acid test for govt EC

first_imgKhandaker Mosharraf HossainBNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said their party thinks the upcoming elections to Rangpur and other city corporations will be an acid test for both the government and the Election Commission ahead of the national election.He said, “We think Rangpur and other city polls are very important as those are going to be held ahead of 11th parliamentary elections.“We’ll closely observe the attitude and activities of the government and the Election Commission during the polls.”The BNP leader came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Nagorik Odhikar Forum at the National Press Club, reports UNB.Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said they will go to people to mobilise public support once their chairperson Khaleda Zia presents her election-time government’s formula.Though the government is trying to hold a lopsided election like 2014 one, he said they believe the country’s people will resist such move this time.The BNP leader alleged that government has long been trying to suppress BNP leaders and activists resorting to repressive acts and enforced disappearance.He warned their party, if returns to power, will put those involved in enforced disappearance on trial.Mosharraf said the prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s statement in parliament on enforced disappearance has created confusion among people.“The prime minister admitted that the incidents of enforced disappearance have been taking place in the country. She said such incidents are happening in many other countries. We want to say the enforced disappearance doesn’t take place in any country with state patron using sate machinery. You just gave the reference of other countries only to mislead people. We condemn it,” he said.The BNP leader said there is a huge difference between the incidents of disappearance happening in Bangladesh and other countries. “People are made disappeared in other countries either out of enmity or for ransom. But the administration and the government forces are involved in the incidents in Bangladesh.”Mentioning that the government cannot shirk the responsibility for the incidents of enforced disappearance, he urged the government to take steps to ensure the safe return of those still remained missing in the country.last_img read more

Latest Catholic scandal spotlights questions of consent in priestparishioner relation …

first_img By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins TagsArchdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic bishops Catholic sex abuse scandal clergy sex abuse scandal Daniel DiNardo homepage featured Roman Catholicism Texas Top Story USCCB,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Catholicism Share This! Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! Jack Jenkins Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Share This!center_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — New questions about how Catholic leaders deal with sexual misconduct arose Tuesday (June 4) after a Texas woman claimed in a news report that church officials in Houston allowed a priest with whom she had a sexual relationship to continue in ministry at a parish two hours away.Yesterday’s story following an Associated Press investigation detailed an unsettling account of Laura Pontikes, who said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, head of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston the current president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, failed to respond adequately to her 2016 claim that Monsignor Frank Rossi, a deputy to DiNardo, had begun a relationship in August 2012 after the cleric spent years as her priest and confessor.Pontikes claimed that Rossi induced her to perform sexual acts in his office during spiritual direction sessions, absolving her of her sins and eventually consummating their relationship with intercourse — all while the priest argued that such “holy touches” were encouraged by Paul the Apostle. Rossi also allegedly pushed her and her husband to donate millions of dollars to his church, St. Michael the Archangel.  Laura Pontikes pauses during an interview in the prayer section of her apartment in Houston on April 13, 2019. The 55-year-old Texas construction company executive and mother of three had been seeking God when she began spiritual counselling with Monsignor Frank Rossi. The Galveston-Houston archdiocese acknowledged a sexual relationship between Rossi and Pontikes, but asserted that it was consensual. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)In the era of #MeToo and #ChurchToo, the fact that the accuser is an adult has not spared the church new scrutiny about the church hierarchy’s slowness to respond to sexual misconduct claims or about what experts have been quick to call confusion regarding what constitutes consent.“People make assumptions that maybe once someone’s an adult, 18 or 19, that they can consent,” said David Pooler, a professor at Baylor University who has studied abusive sexual relationships between clergy and other adults.“The research that I’ve done in this area … is that that there was no ability to consent (to a relationship with a priest) because of the dependence that the parishioner or congregant had on this priest.”According to the AP, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston acknowledged that Rossi’s relationship “included encounters of a sexual nature” but insisted the relationship never involved intercourse and that the priest never heard Pontikes’ confession during or after the relationship became physical. (A priest absolving someone with whom he has engaged in sexual sin is a crime under canon law punishable with possible excommunication.)Pontikes and her husband, George, argue that not only did Rossi manipulate and betray his parishioner, but that the archdiocese’s attempts at mediation focused primarily on financial settlements.OPINION: The priest in ‘Fleabag’ is not coolAfter the relationship was revealed to church officials, Rossi was placed in a smaller parish in the same state. It was only this week that the Diocese of Beaumont, where Rossi still served until recently, announced that he has been placed on “temporary administrative leave” pending the outcome of a criminal investigation of the relationship.Texas law states that if a clergyperson exploits a person’s emotional dependency for sex, then it is without consent.An illuminated sign outside St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church in Houston reads, “Go, and from now on do not sin any more” on April 11, 2019. The Catholic church, which has been grappling for decades with the sexual abuse of children, is now being forced to reckon with the recognition that adults too can be sexually exploited by clergy. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)Natalia Imperatori-Lee, a professor at Manhattan College who studies Catholic ecclesiology, suggested the situation echoed the Catholic Church’s attempts to cover up priests’ sexual abuse of minors.“Clericalism is a problem with many consequences,” Imperatori-Lee said, referring to a common criticism that the church protects its leaders, even when it means dismissing the needs of its followers.“One of those is that the priest, when viewed as superhuman, is always already in a position of power vis-a-vis a layperson. Thus, if a sex act occurs or is initiated by either party, the person with the power is responsible — in this case, the priest.”She added: “The fact that sacramental confession entered into this case is even more worrisome, particularly if the priest’s superiors did not inquire about it.”Pooler said Pontikes’ account of her interactions with Rossi — a relationship that began slowly, couched in spiritual language, and was magnified by a church hierarchy that is slow to respond — matches patterns he found in a survey of 27 survivors of clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse.“The 27 survivors (said) the way they were treated by the church was actually worse than the abuse itself,” Pooler said.Pooler’s research included people from both Protestant and Catholic traditions, and he was quick to stress that the broader issue of sexual abuse among adults is not unique to Catholicism. But he noted that accounts of high-ranking church officials’ shielding the institution appear to be more and more common.“It’s almost like the institution cannot function without protecting itself,” he said.In Rossi’s case, the breakdown of accountability could be seen as particularly acute: While serving the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese in various roles such as vice chancellor, Rossi helped handle many of the region’s abuse cases.Monsignor Frank Rossi blesses a child during Holy Communion at a Mass in Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Woodville, Texas, on April 14, 2019. On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, after The Associated Press alerted the U.S. Catholic Church that it was preparing a story involving Rossi, his new boss announced he had placed Rossi on leave pending the outcome of the criminal sexual misconduct investigation Houston police launched in August. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)Imperatori-Lee said the church’s top-down attempts to cure its systemic problem of dealing with abuse, which have been a priority since the 2002 “Spotlight” scandal, may be working against it.“When parishes and dioceses over-rely on prepackaged compliance programs, a false sense of having ‘solved’ the problem or ‘trained’ personnel can substitute for the genuine vigilance that is required when we are dealing with vulnerable people — children, but also those in spiritual pain who are seeking help,” she said.She added: “Sexual abuse in the church must be addressed, but it requires a cultural shift away from secrecy and toward transparency. Online training, HR courses or in-service days give us the illusion of ‘doing something’ without genuinely shifting clerical culture.”It remains unclear as to what impact the scandal will have on DiNardo, who is already under fire for allegedly not doing enough to stop a priest under his purview who is currently being charged with two counts of indecency with a child that occurred in 1998 and 2000.In December 2018, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests called for DiNardo’s resignation as head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a month after the offices of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese he leads were searched by police.According to the AP, police found files locked away in a bank vault during their search that the archdiocese had previously failed to turn over. By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News • Photos of the Week Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 News Share This! 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Physicists explain fireballs erupting from grapes in microwave oven

first_imgProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818350116 © 2019 Science X Network Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Physicists explain fireballs erupting from grapes in microwave oven (2019, February 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Linking plasma formation in grapes to microwave resonances of aqueous dimers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818350116 Play Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818350116 Genomic study reveals clues to wild past of grapes Play Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818350116 center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Back in 2011, impressive videos of grapes igniting in microwaves went viral on YouTube. All a person had to do was cut a grape in half, leaving the two halves connected by a bit of skin at the bottom, and heat them in a microwave oven—within seconds, a tiny fireball would appear between them. Making things even more exciting was that nobody could explain it. Since that time, many armchair scientists have presented possible explanations—one of the more popular was the suggestion that the grapes somehow form an antenna directing the microwaves across the skin bridge. In this new effort, the physicists in Canada ran multiple tests on the grapes and other similar objects to learn the true reason for the formation of the fireball.The tests consisted mostly of using thermal imaging cameras to capture the action as the grapes were heated and running simulations. They also tested other similarly sized fruit and plastic balls filled with water.The researchers found that the formation of the fireball was the result of a simple process. As the microwaves enter the grapes, hot spots form in both pieces at the points where they are closest to one another due to a bond between them. As the hot spots grow hotter, surrounding electrolytes become supercharged, resulting in the formation of a burst of plasma in the form of a small fireball.The researchers note that the same effect could be produced using similarly sized fruit or water-filled balls. They also found that it is not necessary to maintain any sort of physical connection between the two pieces—all that is required is that they be no more than three millimeters apart. A trio of researchers with McMaster, Concordia and Trent Universities has solved the mystery of why pairs of grapes ignite into fireballs when cooked together in a microwave oven. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hamza Khattak, Pablo Bianucci and Aaron Slepkov claim that the fireball is not the result of heat from the outside of the grapes making its way in, but instead comes about due to hotspots that form in both grapes. Explore further PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenlast_img read more

Negative feedback may trigger immoral behaviour

first_imgDo you have a workplace atmosphere sans motivation and constant cribbing from your boss about performance? The negative feedback from seniors may lead to endorsement of immoral behaviour in employees, warns a study.“Strongly held professional goals, when combined with public criticism of our potential in that field, can have unintended effects on ethical behaviour for some,” said lead researcher Ana Gantman from New York University.For the study, researchers conducted three experiments with students intending to enter business, law and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In the first study, business students took a mock aptitude test which purported to measure their potential in the field, with some told they performed well in the exam and others informed they did poorly. The results, appeared in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, showed that those highly motivated to enter the business world and who were told they did poorly in the test, were more likely to endorse the immoral act — breaking the contract — than were those who were informed they did well.Similarly, in the second research, students who were determined to enter the legal field and told they performed poorly in the test, were comparatively more likely to say they performed these “immoral” behaviours.The researchers conducted a third experiment involving students, who were told they were taking a test measuring their potential to successfully major in business or STEM fields.last_img read more