Actor Kat Graham has teamed up with PETA to reveal the neglect and filthy conditions that hens face on egg farms in a breaking new video exposé.The footage, which was captured by eyewitnesses on three egg farms near Vancouver, shows hens stuck in mounds of feces teeming with maggots and left for dead; others suffering from extensive feather loss, injuries, and illness; and birds forced to live inside cramped cages next to the rotting corpses of their deceased cagemates.“When PETA showed me this video of these poor abused hens, I was so heartbroken,” says The Vampire Diaries star and singer Graham. “And then, I got mad. This cruelty and neglect are commonplace on egg farms all over the world. Please, please help these gentle birds and millions like them — it’s easy. Don’t eat eggs. They’re a product of intense suffering. You can help stop the abuse by going vegan like me.”PETA notes that more than 320 million hens are held on egg farms in the U.S., with an additional 20 million being held in Canada. This video footage was captured in April at Abbotsford facilities that on-site documents identified as Cloverhill Farms, Jaedel Enterprises, and Sonmark Enterprises.
APTN National NewsCanada’s military’s chief of defence staff says the five members of the “proud boys” group that interfered with a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax have been suspended from their duties and face an internal investigation that could see their career in the military end.“What happened in Halifax over the weekend is deplorable, and Canadians should rest assured my senior leadership is seized of the matter,” said General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff in a statement released Tuesday. “The members involved will be removed from training and duties while we conduct an investigation and review the circumstances.“Their future in the military is certainly in doubt.”On Canada Day, five members of the military, including members of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian army interrupted a Mi’kmaw ceremony at a statue of controversial Nova Scotia governor Edward Cornwallis.A video of the incident shows five men interacting with spectators at the ceremony.“This is a British colony,” one of the men says in the video. “You’re recognizing the heritage and so are we.”In the video, one of the spectators appears to hold an upside-down Canadian flag, which someone implies has been marked with the word “decolonize.”A voice is heard on the video saying that “this was Mi’kmaq territory – it is now Canada.”Asked if the group is associated with an organization, one of the men in the video says, “The Proud Boys, Maritime chapter.”The Proud Boys Canadian Chapters Facebook page says they are “a fraternal organization of Western Chauvinists who will no longer apologize for creating the modern world” and do not discriminate on the basis of race or sexuality.A witness to the interaction says the men kept their voices down as the ceremony continued and left after about 10 minutes.A person close to one of the individuals involved in the incident, who agreed to speak to The Canadian Press on the condition that their identity not be revealed, said the men were on a pub crawl on Saturday.“I detest any action by a Canadian Armed Forces member that is intended to show disrespect towards the very people and cultures we value in Canada,” said Vance. “We are the nation’s protectors, and any member of the Canadian Armed Forces who is not prepared to be the defender we need them to be will face severe consequences, including release from the forces.”email@example.com– with files from the Canadian Press
Rabat – A new heat wave is expected to hit several regions of Morocco from Saturday July 4th to Thursday July 9th, the national weather service has announced in a special bulletin.The regions concerned by this heat wave are Zagora, Tata, Assa-Zag, Aousserd, Oued Eddahab, Kasba Tadla, Beni-Mellal, Fquih Ben Saleh and Taroudant, where temperatures could vary from 40 to 44 degrees Celsius.From Sunday July 5th to Monday July 6th, temperatures are expected to reach between 44 and 48 degrees Celsius inAssa-Zag, Es-Smara, Laayoune, Boujdour, Oued Eddahab and Aousserd. During the same period, temperatures will vary between 40 and 44 degrees Celsius in Sidi Ifni, Guelmim, West of Laayoune, Boujdour, Oued Eddahab, Aousserd, Tata, Zagora, Taroudant, Agadir, Inezgane, Agadir Ait Melloul, Chichaoua, Benguerir, Marrakech, Essaouira, Beni Mellal, Tadla, Kelaât Sraghna, Sidi Slimane, Moulay Yaacoub, Meknes, Fez, Sidi Kacem and Taounate.The hot weather coincides with Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan. Moroccans observing the month of Ramadan are being urged to take extra care during the heat wave.It is important for Ramadan observers to stay well hydrated as being directly exposed to the sun may have negative side effects, namely dehydration and other serious health complications.
Miami – Moroccan nationals who choose to live abroad are making Brazil their new destination. The South American country is attracting the Moroccan diaspora due to its multicultural approach and economic opportunities.Brazil has become a top economic power in Latin America and its benefits are being recognized by Moroccans who immigrate to cities like “Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Recife and Porto Alegre”.Since 2013, Brazil-Moroccan relations have been growing such as the Rabat-Rio economic axis. Moroccan nationals do not require a visa to enter Brazil, although there is a lengthy legal process to establish residence in the nation. A report by Yabiladi said that several trade and industrial agreements have been signed between the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) and the Association of Brazilian Employers (LIDE). Also, the creation in 2014 of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Brazil-Morocco (BCCM) has reinforced the economic ties between both countries.According to the same source, the Moroccan Embassy in Brazil estimates over 3,000 Moroccan nationals live in Brazil. They have preferred the Portuguese-speaking nation over other countries in Europe and North America.In late August 2015, the “Brazilian Senate approved the creation of a Parliamentary Group Brazil-Morocco in the Brazilian Parliament” which will examine both countries’ “political, legal, social, technological, environmental, cultural, economic, and financial” sectors, the report notes.Moroccan French journalist, Wafaa Essalhi, visited Brazil and produced a video interview in which Moroccan nationals express their satisfaction living and working in the South American country.In the video, one of the Moroccans who works at a restaurant says that the majority of Moroccans have a job in Brazil. He reiterates that the situation is better than in Europe and he foresees great development in the next 5 years. The young Moroccan also feels safe in the South American nation and attempts to clarify the negative image of violence associated with the country.Another advantage according to MRE in Brazil is the ease of learning Portuguese. Essalhi interviews another Moroccan immigrant who raves about Brazil’s weather, its beauty, moral values, and how he has been treated with respect and not felt discriminated. In his opinion, secondary education in Brazil is still lacking strength and foreign immigration aids its development. He also indicates the interest in Moroccan cuisine at Brazilian hotels, which becomes a source of employment.As far as social adaptation, Moroccans feel welcome in Brazil despite the differences in religion. According to those interviewed, even though they live comfortably in Brazil and are grateful for their success, they miss Morocco, their homes and traditions.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
A case filed against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa over the alleged misappropriation of funds has been set for June.Accordingly the the case where Rajapaksa and the former Director General of the Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka were accused of misappropriating Rs.35.5 million of funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Department, has been fixed for 04 June 2018. The alleged misappropriation of funds had taken place when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President and Basil Rajapaksa was a cabinet Minister. (Colombo Gazette)
Play ‘Em Matt Cassel (Kansas City): One quarterback not getting the respect he deserves is Cassel, who has thrown for 18 touchdowns versus four interceptions. Much of that production is because of Dwayne Bowe’s emergence as a solid wide receiver. Either way, Cassel has a nice matchup against Seattle, which ranks in the top 10 in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Mark Sanchez (New York): Last week, Sanchez, battling a calf injury, threw for 315 yards with three touchdowns and one interception against Houston. That performance gives Sanchez three straight weeks with at least 27 fantasy points in standard scoring leagues. Consider Sanchez a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback against a Bengals defense that got torched by the Bills’ Ryan Fitzpatrick to the tune of 316 yards and four touchdowns last week. Mike Tolbert (San Diego): Tolbert continued his breakout 2010 season with an impressive performance Monday night against Denver, with 111 rushing yards with a touchdown. Look for similar numbers against a Colts run defense that allows the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Darren McFadden (Oakland): McFadden has been quiet the last two weeks, totaling 103 rushing yards with zero touchdowns. Granted, Week 11 was against Pittsburgh. McFadden should return to form against a Dolphins’ defense that allows 113 rushing yards per game. Based on the matchup, McFadden is a low-end No. 1 running back. Steve Johnson (Buffalo): Like Tolbert, Johnson is having a breakout 2010 season, with 728 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Although Johnson faces the Steelers, he is a must-start from now on. The Steelers rank 22nd in pass defense and have allowed five passing touchdowns to opposing wide receivers in their past five games. So, Steve Johnson, “Why So Serious?” Vincent Jackson (San Diego): Jackson is back after serving a three-game suspension and signing his contract late. This is great timing because Patrick Crayton (wrist) is out, Antonio Gates is still battling a foot injury, and Malcom Floyd tweaked his hamstring. Jackson will benefit by having the league’s leading passer in Philip Rivers and going against a Colts defense allowing 208 passing yards per game. Bench ‘Em David Garrard (Jacksonville): Garrard looked terrible last week, with 254 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. The Jaguars’ offense will stall a little with Mike Sims-Walker out. This week, Garrard faces a Giants defense that allowing 14 fantasy points per week. Fred Jackson (Buffalo): Jackson has been solid in his past three games, with four touchdowns and back-to-back 100-yard games. This week, he faces a Steelers defense allowing 63 rushing yards per game and a total of four touchdowns on the ground. Only the Patriots’ BenJarvus Green-Ellis has managed to go over 50 rushing yards against the Steelers. Look for other options at the running back position this week. Beanie Wells (Arizona): Wells had eight carries for 39 yards last week against Kansas City. Wells’ knee continues to be a burden and the Cardinals continue to use a two-back system. In Week 12, Wells faces a Niners defense that ranks ninth in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Brandon Marshall (Miami): It’s unclear if Marshall will play this week against Oakland (top five pass defense) because of a hamstring injury. Marshall hasn’t recorded double-digit fantasy points in standard leagues since Week 6. The Dolphins’ offense is a mess, led by quarterback Tyler Thigpen. Keep Marshall on your bench and hope he’s ready for the playoffs. Johnny Knox (Chicago): Knox continues to be Cutler’s favorite target, with five catches for 55 yards on eight targets last week. But the attention hasn’t translated to fantasy production. The yards are there but the touchdowns are not (one for the year). Expect corner Asante Samuel, who leads the NFL with seven interceptions, to be defending Knox, who is more of a flex option against the Eagles.
This week, specialists in mining, civil engineering, geomechanics, geology, hydrogeology and geophysics will come together in Seville, at Slope Stability 2018, to explore new techniques for improving open pit mine stability. Maptek has shipped the latest mobile monitoring system some 17,000 km from its Adelaide manufacturing base to showcase at Slope Stability from 10-12 April.James Howarth, Maptek Mine Measurement Product Manager, stated: “We’re really excited to be taking part in Slope Stability. At its heart, the conference is tackling an issue, slope stability, which has a real impact on risk and hence safety in open pit mines. The better our understanding of slope stability, the better placed we are to improve safety to mining personnel, the environment and mining equipment. Mine safety is hugely important to Maptek. It’s an area where we invest significant R&D, specifically on our range of 3D laser scanners, our geotechnical analysis software and in recent years, Sentry surface monitoring system. We’re really keen to be a part of the conversation on slope stability, or ground movement monitoring, helping attendees grasp how effective our technology is and how it can help them to monitor, analyse and keep ahead of geotechnical risk.”He adds: “Sentry is different from many other monitoring systems in that it uses LIDAR data. And we’re receiving great feedback from our customers. Their geotech and survey teams are telling us that Sentry gives them a level of flexibility they simply haven’t had before, along with rapid and simple access to in-depth geotechnical insights. Many monitoring systems are fixed or simply not inherently mobile”, added Howarth. “The beauty of Sentry is that yes, it is fully designed for permanent monitoring, but it can also be moved around the mine with ease. Which means you can react to changes in your mine and quickly begin monitoring them.”“Equally, if you’re performing weekly, or monthly monitoring, the laser scanner can be detached between monitoring sessions to perform routine survey tasks, such as volumetrics or reconciliation. It’s such a versatile system and we think a lot of mining companies will be pretty excited to learn more about it at Slope Stability ” A group of survey and monitoring SMEs from Maptek global regions will be on hand at Slope Stability.“We’ll be joined by Bruce Hutchinson, Senior Geotechnical Engineer from Hillgrove Resources who has been a valued industry expert in testing and helping refine Sentry since before we launched it in 2013. Bruce has performed geotechnical mapping and ground movement monitoring using Sentry and our laser scanners at the Kanmantoo Copper Mine during that time. He’ll be delivering a workshop and a talk on his experiences, including results during particular failures, during the conference.”
How much weight have the Operation Transformation leaders collectively lost? It’s the week in numbers Plus: how many crimes were committed by people out on bail last year? Share Tweet Email Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 6:30 PM Image: Andres Poveda Photography Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/3255027 8 Comments Short URL Feb 25th 2017, 6:30 PM Image: Andres Poveda Photography EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.2,000: The number of Tesco workers on strike as industrial action continues.7,129: The number of people who died in Ireland in the third quarter of 2016.2: The number of Brit awards David Bowie posthumously won this year.56,000: The number of people who were left without power after Storm Doris blew through the country on Thursday.110: The number of jobs global tech from Rioch said it is bringing to Swords.18,926: The number of crimes people who were out on bail committed last year.10: The number of stones in weight lost by the five leaders of Operation Transformation.25%: The percentage of staff that Digicel plans to cut from its global operations.71: The number of homes Irish construction company Cairn Homes is building off the Malahide Road in Balgriffin, most of which have been snapped up already.14: The number of Australian football fans banned after they displayed a lewd banner during a match.140: the number of miles out to sea a joint rescue operation by the Irish Navy and Coast Guard took place.Read: Like our weekly numerical breakdown? Check out more > By Cormac Fitzgerald 16,716 Views
Fessenheim : Français, Allemands et Suisses manifestent pour la fermeture de la centrale4.000 personnes venues de France, d’Allemagne et de Suisse, se sont réunies dimanche près de la centrale nucléaire de Fessenheim, en Alsace, pour réclamer sa fermeture. Cette installation nucléaire est la plus ancienne de France, et elle inquiète d’autant plus les riverains qu’elle est située sur une faille sismique.Un mois après qu’un violent séisme et un tsunami ont engendré l’accident de Fukushima, au Japon, des milliers de personnes se sont réunies au bord su Rhin pour réclamer la fermeture de la centrale de Fessenheim, rapporte le site de France Soir. Français, Allemands et Suisses, les 4.000 manifestants présents craignent la vétusté de ce site, le plus ancien du parc nucléaire français, mis en service en 1978. Outre son ancienneté, les anti-nucléaire s’inquiètent de la situation de la centrale. Fessenheim se trouve en effet à quinzaine de kilomètres de Mulhouse, dans une zone à risques sismiques. Sa proximité avec le Rhin laisse également craindre la possibilité d’importantes inondations.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylLes associations françaises, suisses et allemandes qui ont organisé la manifestation ont appelé à une nouvelle journée de protestation le 25 avril prochain. Pour Jacques Fernique, conseiller régional Europe Ecologie en Alsace, “le rassemblement (de dimanche) n’est qu’une répétition” avant celui du 25 avril. “Dans deux semaines, il devrait y avoir beaucoup de monde” estime-t-il.Depuis un mois, les demandes de fermeture de la centrale se succèdent. La Franche-Comté et plusieurs cantons suisses, notamment, réclament à l’instar des élus écologistes européens (voir notre article), le démantèlement du site.Le 11 avril 2011 à 14:51 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Oct 2015 – The Premier gave a report on the state of the country following dangerous Category four Hurricane Joaquin, who in his trailing winds and rains delivered a debilitating blow to the Turks and Caicos from Wednesday to Friday. Hon Rufus Ewing said damage in Middle Caicos was nil, but the temporary road of the causeway was underwater while the construction at the site remained generally intact. Two boats overturned in North Caicos, the farms were bruised by the gale force winds and in Grand Turk there was beach erosion, damage to the seawall and on Saturday, due to tidal surges TCIG was forced to close a large area of Front Street in the capital from both motoring and pedestrian traffic.“The DEMA Team will continue to do a more detailed assessment of some of these areas to further estimate the extent and cost in damages to these islands.” The Premier says it is too early to say what the damages and loss of economic activity cost the country, but confirmed that the Provo International Airport reopened on Saturday morning and did see part of its new runway damaged. Related Items:assessment, causeway, dema, hurricane joaquin, premier rufus ewing, storm damage Big audience expected for Causeway ceremony Tuesday in North & Middle Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Recommended for you PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute
Three earthquakes rattled an area northwest of Mount St. Helens on Friday, continuing what geologists say is a mini-swarm of earthquakes not related to the nearby volcano.The latest quakes, on Friday, were a 3.7-magnitude quake at 2:38 p.m. Friday, followed by a 3.4 at 6:08 and a 3.1 at 6:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.A report from the USGS on Friday said the quakes have been centered about 13 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens at a depth of about 8 miles. They were described as tectonic in origin and not directly related to the volcano.The report said such earthquakes are common in areas around Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. It said another mini-swarm of earthquakes also occurred about six miles southwest of Mount Hood.Volcano-related seismic activity at the two volcanoes themselves were at normal background levels, the USGS said.
The Boeing logo at its headquarters in downtown Chicago. Joel Lerner/Getty Images Already under scrutiny after two deadly crashes of its 737 Max 8 aircraft, Boeing took an additional hit Saturday when a front-page story in The New York Times detailed alleged negligence at a South Carolina factory that makes another of Boeing’s jets.The Times report says Boeing “often valued production speed over quality” and that workers at the plant have routinely left metal shavings, tools and other potentially hazardous debris near electrical wiring in planes coming off the assembly line. The factory makes Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft.Boeing has also ignored employee complaints about the issues, says the report, which relies on interviews with current and former employees, along with corporate documents, internal emails and federal records.In one instance, workers found a ladder left behind in the tail of a plane, which could have locked up the gears of the horizontal stabilizer, a former Boeing technician told the paper.A Boeing representative told the Times that the South Carolina factory is “producing the highest levels of quality” in the company’s history. Another representative told the Times that Boeing prioritizes “safety and quality over speed” and that “safety issues are immediately investigated, and changes are made wherever necessary.”When asked by CNET to comment on the Times report, a Boeing representative pointed to a statement sent Saturday to employees of the South Carolina factory by Brad Zaback, vice president and general manager of the 787 program.The Times report “paints a skewed and inaccurate picture of the program and of our team here at Boeing South Carolina,” Zaback says in the statement. “This article features distorted information, rehashing old stories and rumors that have long ago been put to rest.”Boeing’s 737 Max 8 has been grounded in the US and elsewhere following two crashes within five months that killed 346 passengers and crew. Boeing has acknowledged that in both accidents, a flight control system called the MCAS, or Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, was activated due to faulty data from the planes’ external sensors.On Thursday, Boeing said an MCAS software fix was in its final form after a series of test flights. Federal Aviation Administration crews will join Boeing pilots in the air to evaluate the new MCAS software and determine whether it addresses problems around the nose of the aircraft being forced down during flight.Originally published April 20, 2:34 p.m. PT.Update, 3:01 p.m.: Adds statement by Boeing’s Brad Zaback. Tags 1 Comment Share your voice Tech Industry Aviation Boeing
Nirmal: Additional Superintendent of Police Dakshinamurthy instructed the patrolling, Blue Colt staff to utilise technology perfectly in solving criminal cases and in nabbing the criminals at the earliest and to develop confidence among the people on police department.Speaking at a one-day training programme on Technological Knowledge at the Police Conference Hall in Nirmal on Wednesday, the ASP told the staff to respond immediately to the calls came to dial 100 and to protect victims immediately. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us They were told to reach the victims as soon as possible. Most of the calls to Dial 100 are coming from women victims. It’s our main duty to protect the lives and money of the people, he said. Dakshinamurthy told the police to identify crime-prone areas and take necessary action to prevent. Patrolling, Blue Colt members, Mudhole Inspector Srinivas, IT core in-charge SK Murad Ali were present.
Saturday’s Vitamin-A Plus campaign postponed. Photo: UNBThe government has postponed the national Vitamin-A Plus campaign scheduled for Saturday, reports UNB.The Institute of Public Health Nutrition on Thursday said it put on hold the campaign for ‘unavoidable’ reasons.The new date for the campaign will be announced later, the institute said in a press release.The campaign was supposed to be held across the country on Saturday to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged between six months and 59 months.Children, aged between six and 11 months, are given the blue-coloured high-powered Vitamin A capsules while those, aged between 12 and 59 months, receive the red-coloured ones during the campaign.
Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: lecsWhen it comes to the Trump administration’s growing trade war with China, Houston’s industry is probably better insulated than the rest of the U.S., according to experts.Steve Lewis, the China fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute, told Houston Matters that China typically imports only what it can’t produce domestically – and on which it’s willing to pay a premium.“If they’re getting something from Houston, it’s usually something they really need,” Lewis said. “It’s usually something like energy-related equipment [or] specific chemicals or plastics that actually are cheaper here than they are in China, because we have source supply coming from shale oil and shale gas.”But Lewis said the city’s port is more vulnerable. “I think there’s about $20 billion a year that goes through the Houston port,” he said. “And there’s all those jobs associated with the port authority and the airport that relate to that. So, accountants, shipping, truckers, everything that’s associated with that will also be affected by a trade war.”Lewis also said there’s another big risk to the Houston economy from a trade war with China. If slowing trade hurts China’s economy enough, Chinese demand for energy will drop. That in turn could drive down the price of crude oil.Listen to the full interview with Lewis in the audio below: X 00:00 /13:10 Share
Kolkata: Much to the delight of the forest lovers, the state Forest department has decided to keep some selective portions of various forests in North Bengal open for the tourists from mid-June to-mid September.The entire forest area in North Bengal remains closed for tourists from June 16 to September 15 during the monsoon season. “A good number of tour operators, resort owners and transport operators had submitted a deputation last year urging department to keep certain areas in the forest open during the monsoon. Tourists have also urged our forest officials at various national parks expressing their desire to witness the natural beauty of the forest during this season. So we have decided to keep certain areas open this time,” a senior official in the state Forest department said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe season from June to September is the mating season for the animals and it is the responsibility of the department to ensure that they are not disturbed by any means. According to a notification undersigned by state Chief Wildlife Warden Ravi Kant Sinha, Kalipur Jungle Camp, Dhupjhora Eco Tourism camp under Gorumara National Park, Panjhora Jungle Camp, Murti Jungle Camp, Hornbill Jungle Camp and Mouchuki Dhupjhora Eco Tourism resort, which are also located in close proximity to Gorumara will be kept open including the route in Chapramari forest from the entrance gate to the watch tower. The Dakshin Khayerbari Tiger Rescue Centre and Mendabari Jungle camp under Jaldapara National Park , the Nature Interpretation Centre at Rajabhatkhawa, Jainti, Santrabari and Buxaduar upto Buxa Fort, Poro Eco Park and Sikiajhora eco tourism centre under Buxa Forest will also remain open for the tourists. However, the department will not allow any jeep safari or elephant safari in the forest during this period. “It is essential to provide a period of least disturbance in national park and wildlife sanctuaries during rainy season for rejuvenation of flora and fauna and to maintain biodiversity in the area,” the official said.
Advertisement Bears fans may eventually forgive kicker Cody Parkey for missing the game-winning field goal against the Eagles that would have sent Chicago to the NFC Championship Game, but they’re not close to ready yet.Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks found this out when he decided to hop on Instagram Live during the Pro Bowl, and invited an enthusiastic young fan to join him on the chat. Things went sideways when Hicks asked the kid to say a couple of words to his followers and the kid promptly bashed Cody Parkey. Hicks was caught off guard and decided to cut the feed instead of prolonging the super awkward moment. Probably a good call.The pitfalls of live social media, example 7 billion.Some kid called out Cody Parkey on Akiem Hicks’ insta live😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Z4e5kQUtBD— CHICAGOBEARSTALK (@FeedBears) January 25, 2019
Don’t miss out on this annual marathon that keeps the adrenaline flowing and the blood pumping for spectators and runners alike.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Comrades Marathon is set to take place on Sunday (June 10).There is always lots of excitement surrounding this race, as well as local involvement.Runners from various Ladysmith running clubs will be taking part in the ‘Ultimate Human Race’. Emnambithi Striders have entered 13 runners, and LAC (Ladysmith Athletic Club) will have nine runners taking on this monumental marathon that has athletes from all over the world taking part.There are over 21,000 participants this year, with the top ultra-marathon athletes going for the top 10 in order to secure a coveted gold medal.We wish all the local runners the best of luck for Sunday.Many roads are expected to be closed in the area of the race, so motorists are urged to plan accordingly.
Vietjet management and staff welcomes the new aircraft at Tan Son Nhat International AirportVietjet flies high in France with fleet addition~Latest A321 featuring 45th-anniversary logo of Vietnam and France diplomatic ties unveiled, MoU signing with SafranVietjet is on a high note in France recently as it received its newest A321 which bears the official logo of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France. The hand-over ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Nguyen Phu Trong – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, who is on an official State visit to France, and leaders from the two countries.Speaking at the ceremony, Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh, said: “It is our great honor to have our aircraft emblazoned with the official logo for the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam – France diplomatic relations. This is a meaningful tribute that acknowledges Vietjet’s continual efforts to introduce a vivid image of an innovative and integrated Vietnam to the international community. Standing high from profoundly comprehensive collaborations among Vietjet and French partners, we would contribute more to the development of economic – cultural – trade cooperation between Vietnam and France.”The newly added A321 is the 43th of a total 121 aircraft that Vietjet has ordered from Airbus. This delivery is the fastest ever handover made between the two companies. The new aircraft boasts a wide cabin with a logical configuration that will givepassengers extra comfort so they can enjoy a superlative flying experience with Vietjet. The latest addition to Vietjet’s expanding fleet will allow the airline to pursue its strategy to improve its services and to expand operation to farther destinations in South Korea, Japan, India, Australia and other destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.The official logo for the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France was unveiled by the French Embassy in Hanoi on January 24, 2018. The logo features the image of a Vietnamese woman wearing a non la (palm-leaf conical hat) and a red ao dai (a traditional silk dress) holding hands with a French woman wearing a beret and a white blue plaid dress. The logo highlights the friendship and deep understanding between the two countries.In another important event in France, Vietjet yesterday signed a comprehensive agreement with Safran – CFM worth US$6.5 billion for the supply of 321 engines to power the airline’s 148 aircraft as well as fleet management services, training, R&D programs (for example, in fuel efficiency), and technical management. Safran – CFM will also help the airline develop regional-level support maintenance capabilities.The Memorandum of Understanding about the comprehensive collaboration was signed under the witness of His Excellency Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and French President Emmanuel Macron.Speaking at the Signing Ceremony, Vietjet Vice President Dinh Viet Phuong said: “Today’s agreement marks a new milestone in strategic partnership between Vietjet and Safran – CFM. We are convinced that new engines will improve our operation capability, which enables us to fulfill our long-term development strategy to global market and better our services. We also believe that the new agreement will contribute positively to the economic and trade exchange between Vietnam and France, and create more jobs for the two peoples.”“We are very pleased to be an integral part of Vietjet Air’s long-term growth strategy,” added Philippe Couteaux, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Safran Aircraft Engines and CFM. “This MoU is in line with our recent commercial agreements with Vietjet Air and also reflects the relationship of mutual trust between the airline and Safran Aircraft Engines and CFM. Vietjet Air selected us because of our recognized expertise and experience in support services.”Also in France, Vietjet leaders also inked a finance agreement with GECAS France on purchasing and leasing six A321neo aircraft worth US$800 million.Source = Vietjet