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BREAKING: Several Dead, Many More Injured In Explosions At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester

first_imgIn a terrifying scene, a pair of explosions rang out at the end of pop singer Ariana Grande‘s concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England this evening. The story is still developing, but initial reports from police indicate that several people were killed in the blasts, and many more have been injured.Terrifying photos of scared and bloodied concert-goers have begun to surface via British news outlets.Erin McDougle, 20, from Newcastle told The Guardian: “There was a loud bang at the end of the concert. The lights were already on so we knew it wasn’t part of the show. At first we thought it was a bomb. There was a lot of smoke. People started running out. When we got outside the arena there were dozens of police vans and quite a few ambulances.” A group of young men from Sheffield said they had seen at least five people covered in blood and others being carried out by bouncers. “Ariana Grande had just gone behind the curtain and the lights came up when there was this massive bang and a big cloud of smoke. I saw five people with blood all down them.” Sophie Tedd, 25, from Darlington, said the noise and smoke seemed to come from the tiered seating stage right. “We were sitting on that side then suddenly there was this big bang in the block next to us. Everyone started screaming and we nearly got trampled on. There was a burning smell.”Police have instructed all people to stay away from the arena as they assess the situation and tend to those in need of help.We will be sure to update you on the horrifying events in Manchester as more information becomes available.[via The Guardian][Photographs: Joel Goodman/LNP]last_img read more

Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot Opens Off-Broadway

first_imgNeil LaBute’s The Money Shot officially opens off-Broadway on September 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Directed by Terry Kinney, Elizabeth Reaser and Frederick Weller star in the MCC production, which will play a limited engagement through October 19. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 19, 2014 View Comments In addition to Reaser and Weller, the cast features Gia Crovatin and Callie Thorne. The Money Shot tells the story of Karen and Steve, two glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. The night before filming a big scene for the latest film by a hot shot European director, the two meet with their respective partners to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? The Money Shot Related Showslast_img read more

Vermont Life Named Among Most Improved Magazines

first_imgVermont Life Named Among Most Improved Magazines Coveted honor among three awards presented to Vermont Life by International Regional Magazine Association MONTPELIER – A revitalized Vermont Life magazine has been named among the most improved magazines in the United States and Canada by the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA). Judges for the 45-member association called Vermont Life “much improved in design and in editorial, but most significantly in its focus. Throughout there is a palpable sense of the readers’ interests and concerns.” During 2007, the year being judged, Vermont Life underwent several changes designed to re-energize the magazine and ignite readers’ interest in contemporary Vermont. “We are thrilled to have won this award,” said publisher Tom Kelly. “It affirms our belief that our new editorial team led by Mary Hegarty Nowlan is headed in the right direction in making Vermont Life a must-read magazine for Vermonters. We believe there is a bright future in covering contemporary Vermont.” The magazine association also awarded bronze medals to Vermont Life in the categories of Essay and Photographic Series. The essay “Four Maples” by Castle Freeman Jr. of Newfane, which appeared in the Autumn 2007 issue, was praised by the judges for being “philosophical without being too academic or self-indulgent.” The article is a eulogy for four grand old maples that presided over the author’s property for generations until disease and old age necessitated their removal. Vermont Life’s winning photo essay, “Brown in Black and White,” featured images by Richard Brown, who took a series of black-and-white portraits in the 1970s and ’80s of a vanishing way of life in the hill farms of the Northeast Kingdom. The photos were enhanced by Brown’s heartfelt recollections of the time. “I guess I didn’t realize it was the end of a breed,” Brown said. “I thought there would always be people like that around, but I was obviously wrong.” Judges for the awards said the photo essay was “very gritty, very real. These photos exude a kind of honesty that is rare.” The images by Brown, a resident of Peacham, appeared in the Autumn 2007 issue. The awards were presented at IRMA’s October annual meeting, held this year in Cape Breton, Canada.last_img read more

North Dakota regulators approve state’s first commercial solar project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Solar power made a breakthrough in North Dakota after regulators on Feb. 26 approved the first commercial solar farm in the state.Stacy Eberl, spokeswoman for the North Dakota Public Service Commission, said that while there is a limited amount of rooftop solar in the state, there are no existing utility-scale commercial solar farms. That’s set to change after the Public Service Commission approved by a 2-1 vote Harmony Solar ND LLC’s proposal to build a 200 MW solar farm in Cass County, near the state’s eastern border with Minnesota.Harmony Solar is a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy LLC. The $320 million project is expected to come online by Dec. 31, 2020.The Solar Energy Industries Association ranks North Dakota last in the nation for solar power as of the third quarter of 2018, with less than 1 MW of solar energy installed in the state.In 2017, about 66% of North Dakota’s net electricity generation came from coal, more than 25% came from wind, while 5% came from conventional hydroelectric power, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In 2007, North Dakota enacted legislation establishing an objective that 10% of all retail electricity sold in the state be obtained from renewable and recycled energy by 2015, notes Harmony’s application to the PSC.More ($): Regulators approve 1st commercial solar farm in North Dakota North Dakota regulators approve state’s first commercial solar projectlast_img read more

Why do we have large wine imports and such low import-export coverage?

first_imgIt is the ZOI and ZOZP labels that guarantee consumers, among other things, that grapes and wine come from a specific area and that production conditions and physico-chemical and organoleptic parameters of wine defined by the producer’s specifications are controlled annually. On the other hand, we export quality wines that are recognized in the international market and that achieve a good price. There is certainly room for greater consumption of Croatian wine on the domestic market and abroad, especially with stronger promotion and branding through the protection of the geographical origin of wine with the designation of origin (ZOI) or the designation of geographical origin (ZOZP).  One of the problems is that the specifications of our WOGs are very broad and do not offer the right solutions to manufacturers or answers to consumers. “The time has come for our manufacturers to review the content of the specifications of existing protections and start creating new, more specific ones, which will best transpose the characteristics of the climate, tradition and excellence and thus develop the brand of a particular area. Name protection is a powerful marketing tool for producers, bait and consumer guarantee, and provides great opportunities for the development of local eno-gastronomy and tourism”, Said the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovacevic.  At the same time, Croatian wines have established themselves on global wine charts, and our winemakers win medals at prestigious world competitions and events. Photo: Pexels.com “With smaller vineyards and a reduction in wine production, high food expenditures in the structure of household consumption in Croatia (28,2 percent) and lower purchasing power of the average Croatian consumer initiate the import of mostly cheaper wine compared to domestic prices. The average import price in 2018 was 1,26 euros, but as much as 75 percent of the amount of imported wine has an average price below 80 euro cents. It is a wine that usually arrives in bulk or in larger packages, without a protected geographical origin, and most often without a variety designation. On the other hand, the average export price of our wine is 2,8 euros, and significant quantities are exported to the EU and third markets at average prices above 10 euros for certain categories of wine.”, Explains Kovačević and adds that Croatian producers must continue to build a brand of quality, primarily through the protection of the originality and geographical origin of their wines.  Dragan Kovačević, Croatian Chamber of Commerce / Photo: Croatian Chamber of Commerce About a million hectoliters of wine are drunk in Croatia annually, of which between 750 and 800 thousand hectoliters come from domestic wineries, while the rest we import (from 250 to 300 thousand hectoliters). Between 50 and 55 hectoliters are exported, usually more expensive wines. Since joining the EU, our production has fallen, and imports have increased, with the area under vineyards also decreasing. Until not so long ago in 2004, we recorded a surplus in foreign trade in wine, and last year we achieved a deficit of 14,3 million euros, with the coverage of imports by exports of only 53 percent. In other words, from the pronounced self-sufficiency in wine production, today it has fallen to a level of about 75 percent.center_img The problems of the entire agricultural and food sector are clear on the Croatian wine market, and despite all the potential for sufficient production and knowledge and tradition, we do not produce enough wine for domestic needs, so we turn to cheap imports. But the question then is what is the problem, why do we have large imports and such low coverage of imports by exports? Four wine regions in Croatia The new Wine Act refers to four regional organizations of winemakers and winegrowers that correspond to four wine-growing, but also marketing regions of Croatia: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region, Central Hilly Croatia, Croatian Istria and Kvarner and Dalmatia. Winemakers gathered in the National Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the professional service of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce are the initiators of this division, and these four regions are the backbone of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce brand strategy “Vina Croatia vina mosaica”. Dragan Kovačević, Croatian Chamber of Commerce: Better branding of domestic wines through ZOI and ZOZP as a remedy against cheap imports Croatia currently has protection for 16 names with a mark of origin, three WOGs refer to the level of the wine-growing region, 12 to the level of wine-growing sub-regions, and only one mark is at the level of position – the world-famous Dingač. “We need to improve the existing wine quality system by redefining existing and defining new protected wine labels that will reflect the specifics of narrower geographical areas. We see the key role of regional organizations in this. It would be pretentious to expect that this will solve all the problems of Croatian winemaking and viticulture, but it is certainly a step in the right direction.”, Concludes Kovacevic.last_img read more

Hermes PUT spends £21m for stake in City landmarks

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Every player released by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United & Liverpool

first_img Chelsea Gary CahillBradley CollinsSheik DaboEduardo Dos Reis CarvalhoRobert GreenTodd KaneJosimar QuinteroRuben SammutKyle ScottMartell Taylor-CrossdaleJared Thompson Comment Every player released by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United & Liverpool Wolves Michal ZyroCarlos HerediaBen GoodliffeAaron HaydenDiego LattieEnzo Sauvage Brighton Bruno (retired)Ben BarclayOwen MooreJoe TomlinsonJosh KerrBen HallStefan LjubicicBilly Collings West Ham Samir NasriAndy CarrollAdrianToni MartinezMoses MakasiNoha SylvestreVashon NeufvilleJosh PaskMason BarrettKevin DalipiJay MingiOdysseas Spyridis Aston Villa Mile JedinakAlan HuttonTommy ElphickAlbert AdomahGlenn WhelanRitchie De LaetMark BunnMicah Richards Danny Welbeck and Petr Cech have both been released by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)It’s the time of year where contracts are expiring and players are collecting their belongings from the training ground as they depart their current club. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 8 Jun 2019 11:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link156Shares Arsenal Cohen BramallPetr Cech (retired)Charlie GilmourStephan LichtsteinerJulio PleguezueloAaron RamseyDanny Welbeck Leicester City Danny SimpsonShinji Okazaki Watford Miguel BritosAshley CharlesAndrew EleftheriouHeurelho GomesThomas HobanSamuel HowesTom Leighton Bournemouth Marc PughJordan HolmesTom Parker-TrottNathan ClementsJames Boote Next season’s Premier League outfits have been confirming their retained and released lists this week – here is a run through of each side’s released players… Liverpool Alberto MorenoDaniel SturridgeConnor RandallAdam BogdanJuanmaConor MastersonGlen McAuleyCorey WhelanBen Williamscenter_img Norwich City Ivo PintoMatt JarvisYanic WildschutSteven NaismithPierre FonkeuTristan AbrahamsLouis McIntoshBilal KamalSpencer KellerFinlay BarnesRyan DickersonAaron Ekumah Advertisement Manchester City Vincent KompanyLuke BrattanCameron Humphreys-GrantCharlie OliverTom Dele-BashiruAaron Nemane Everton Ashley WilliamsPhil JagielkaHarry CharsleyBoris MathisMateusz HeweltShayne LaveryJack KierseyDanny BramallJoe HiltonChris Renshaw Crystal Palace Tyler BrownJoseph HungboOllie O’DwyerJason PuncheonBakary SakoJulian SperoniPape Souare Sheffield United Paul CouttsMartin CranieConor WashingtonDaniel LaffertyCaolan Lavery More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Newcastle Mo DiameCal RobertsJosef YarneyTyrique BartlettJuanitoOtto HuuhtanenStefan O’ConnorMax AllenThomas ColeSam JoyceDeece Kasinga Madia Tottenham Fernando LlorenteMichel VormDylan DuncanCharlie FreemanTom GloverConnor OgilvieJamie Reynolds Manchester United Ander HerreraAntonio ValenciaRegan PooleZak DearnleyTom SangCallum WhelanMatty WillockJames WilsonMatthew OlosundeTyrell WarrenDJ BuffongeCallum GribbinMillen BaarsJosh BohuiJames Thompson*Juan Mata has been offered a new contract Southampton Jonathan AfolabiJamie Bradley GreenSteven DavisJake FlanniganSiphesihle MdlaloseBen Rowthorn Burnley Stephen WardAnders LindegaardJon Walters (retired)Peter CrouchNtumba MassankaConor MitchellAdam BruceEd CookMark HowarthJames ClarkeAiden StoneMarley BlairTinashe Chakwana Advertisementlast_img read more

Bulimba is proving a haven for downsizers and boutique developers

first_imgDevelopers Munro Group have just launched Reside Bulimba at 18 Love Street, in response to market demand for luxury owner-occupier apartments in blue chip suburbs.BULIMBA is proving to be a powerhouse suburb for luxury apartment developers as owner-occupiers find it the perfect place to downsize and enjoy life.Munro Group have almost sold out of their completed 10 apartment project at Wambool St, Bulimba and have early works construction underway at Reside Bulimba in Love St.John and Julie McNamara moved into their new Wambool St apartment in December and are loving their new life.Having sold their house in Hawthorne, the couple have downsized to the apartment just down the road.Julie and John McNamara are loving their new apartment at Wambool St, Bulimba.“We absolutely love the area,” Mr McNamara said, “both my wife and I work full-time and long hours so it’s nice to come back to Bulimba and be close to restaurants and shops.“It’s a nice location to come back to and has most things that you need or want to do.”Having also lived on the other side of the river in New Farm, Mr McNamara said he preferred Bulimba as it was less busy and more homely.“The Oxford St precinct is a lovely precinct, it’s not as overcrowded from a units point of view and there are less people, so it’s easier to get around,” he said.Only two apartments remain at 23 Wambool Street, Bulimba starting at $829,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMunro Group director Brett Munro said the company specialised in small boutique developments targeting good quality design and construction for owner-occupiers.“We like to specialise in the blue chip areas … building boutique size developments where we pay a bit more for the sites and spend more on the construction so we produce a good quality product,” Mr Munro said.With only two apartments remaining at Wambool St, early works construction has now started at Reside Bulimba.Mr Munro said the 20 architecturally designed apartments on Love St would also feature a lift to cater for the older demographic who were keen to purchase in the area.Only two apartments remain at 23 Wambool Street, Bulimba starting at $829,000.The Munro Group has been operating since 1975, with Brett Munro taking over the business from his father around 12 years ago. Having started out as a commercial building company, the Group ended up specialising in retirement villages and having built thousands of units then moved into the boutique apartment market.Place estate agent Brenton Faehrmann said there were only two three-bedroom apartments left at Wambool St, one with 180 degree panoramic views.“These apartments have superb high end finishes and just 100 metres from Oxford St,” Mr Faehrmann said. “So you have all the benefits of Oxford St without having to find a car park.”Search for new apartmentslast_img read more

David Cameron says EU must show unity over Libya

first_imgNews David Cameron says EU must show unity over Libya by: – March 11, 2011 Share Share Share 21 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet European leaders must show “political will” and unity in saying Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi must go, David Cameron has said in Brussels. Arriving for an emergency EU summit, Mr Cameron said he expected it to step up measures to isolate the Gaddafi regime. London and Paris are trying to build support for a UN resolution to authorise a no-fly zone in Libya. Meanwhile forces loyal to Col Gaddafi are reported to have made gains against rebels in Zawiya and Ras Lanuf. EU leaders are meeting to discuss the crisis in Brussels as pro-Gaddafi forces wrest back control of territory previously held by the opposition following a major military offensive.‘Waging war’ The UK has accused the Gaddafi regime of “waging war against their own people”, using aircraft and helicopters to mount attacks. Arriving at the summit on Friday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I think it’s important that the countries of Europe show political will, show ambition, show unity in being clear that Colonel Gaddafi must go and that his regime is illegitimate that what it is doing to his people is completely unacceptable. “We are going to step up today, in the European Council, measures to isolate that regime and measures to put pressure on that regime and we should plan for every eventuality as I’ve been arguing now for around two weeks, this is absolutely vital work.” He also said it was the moment for Europe to show real ambition about the “democratic awakening” in North Africa – to offer new partnerships, open up markets and welcome greater democracy and freedoms: “This is a potentially good moment for our world and we should grab it, seize it and shape it.”London and Paris are trying to build support for a UN resolution to authorise a no-fly zone in Libya, which they say is an absolute prerequisite for such action, alongside the support of the international community – particularly the Arab world – and a “demonstrable” case for intervention. “We support continued planning to be ready to provide support for all possible contingencies as the situation evolves,” Mr Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wrote in a letter to the president of the European Council. “This could include a no-fly zone or other options against air attacks.”‘Complete tyrant’ In a question-and-answer session with students ahead of the Liberal Democrat spring conference in Sheffield, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Col Gaddafi was a “complete tyrant” but the international community must work together on whether there should be a no-fly zone. He added: “If Col Gaddafi were to continue to brutalise and go to war with his own people and create a monstrous humanitarian crisis – I think it would be very, very difficult and I would argue wrong, for the international community to simply turn its back.” After meeting on Thursday, Nato defence ministers said further planning was needed on how to initiate and enforce any potential air exclusion zone in Libya and that this could only happen with a “clear mandate” from the UN – likely to need US, Chinese and Russian support.Mr Cameron and Mr Sarkozy called again for an immediate stop to government attacks on civilians and said members of the regime would be held accountable for their actions. “The world is witnessing on a daily basis an unacceptable continuation of violence and repression in Libya,” they added. “It is clear to us that the regime has lost any legitimacy it may have once had. “To stop further suffering of the Libyan people, Muammar Gaddafi and his clique should leave.” The two men also called for strict enforcement of the arms embargo against Libya and for the UN to closely monitor the humanitarian situation in the country.Source: BBC Newslast_img read more

Vote for Safe Passage to win a $25,000 grant

first_imgBatesville, IN—Safe Passage, Inc. is one of 200 finalists for a sizeable State Farm grant, but needs the communities’ help to advance. In order to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist national program, the domestic and sexual violence shelter and support services for the six-county area needs supporters to go online and vote daily (up to 10 times a day) for the grant.The voting is nine days, and starts on tomorrow, Aug. 14 and ends Aug. 23. “You don’t have to spend a dime and it’s just a moment or two of your time, but with the click of a button you can help save lives,” said Mary Mattingly, Community Outreach Director for Safe Passage.The program the nonprofit submitted is for the Rural Mobile Greatest Asset Center. Evidence-based, this program is to expand beyond the shelter to the rural communities, reaching HeadStart, libraries, schools, and other organizations with at-risk youth. Depending on the age, Safe Passage presents asset-building lessons or healthy relationship curriculum. There is no cost to the school or organization and the funding would allow a greater presence in all six counties by supporting staff and materials, such as books, crafts and more, plus a vehicle to cover the 1900 square miles in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Switzerland, Ripley, and Jefferson Counties. Prevention and education is part of the organization’s mission, with the intent to change the cultural mindset toward ending domestic and sexual violence.Click here for the link to vote.   Vote daily and up to 10 times a day. Safe Passage is also sharing this link through social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and the website.last_img read more