5 Bold Scarves to Rock this Winter

first_img How to Treat a Snake Bite When You’re Stuck in a Worst-Case Scenario The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt As the weather gets colder, we’re looking for ways to stay handsome while staying warm. And it’s no easy task as those of you who live in colder climates know. We love layering and overcoats and big boots, but piling on the winter accessories can be a little daunting. You need to keep your head, hands and neck warm when the temperature really drops without looking like Randy from A Christmas Story. Luckily, one of our favorite street style trends from the fall 2013 men’s shows is big, bold, toasty-warm scarves. And we’re not necessarily talking bold as in loud but rather bold as in BIG.From bright colors to strong, graphic patterns to scarves so big they could double as blankets, this winter accessory is definitely a must in terms of both style and comfort. A great scarf can tie an outfit together just as well as it can keep you warm. Check out some of our favorite bold winter scarves below and embrace the plunging temperatures.Club Monaco Reps Stripe ScarfNothing brightens a cold winter day like a bright, graphic scarf. We love this silk version’s bold, vibrant stripes and light fringe detail. $69.50, Club MonacoBMC The Kikyo Hooded Infinity ScarfWe love that this hooded scarf kills two cold weather birds with one stone. Wear the hood up if you want to keep your ears warm or down if you’re simply not feeling it. $34.30, KarmaloopScotch & Soda Blanket Fringe ScarfWe love a Southwestern print in muted colors, and this Scotch & Soda scarf makes a statement without going over-the-top. The cotton/wool blend will keep you comfortable and warm. $89, Revolve ClothingUrban Outfitters Double Cable-Knit Eternity ScarfChunky and warm, this eternity scarf is available in four essentials colors. But we love the deep burgundy with a black, navy or camel coat. $34, Urban OutfittersPendelton Tartan ThrowThat’s right, for those extra cold days, we have no shame grabbing our favorite blanket off the couch or bed and wrapping it around our necks for warmth. This Pendelton throw isn’t too outrageously big either. $149.50, Lands’ EndFeature image via Details.com 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Quebec blogger sentenced after defrauding a man with cystic fibrosis of 125000

first_imgGRANBY, – A Quebec blogger who swindled a man with cystic fibrosis of $125,000 has been sentenced to 18 months house arrest.In June 2014, a judge found Patrick Vaillancourt guilty of defrauding Louis-Philippe Pesant in 2007.Quebec court Judge Conrad Chapdelaine, who heard the case, handed down the sentence Monday.Vaillancourt, 36, who is a tattoo artist, must reimburse the victim.Granby La Voix de l’Est reported that Vaillancourt promoted a product he told Pesant would improve his condition.He also told him any money he invested would be used to import pills that would be sold in health clubs.The court heard that Pesant transferred sums of money ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 to Vaillancourt’s bank account in March 2007.Evidence presented by the prosecution showed that Vaillancourt used the money for his personal expenses, notably to rent his house for a year, buy a truck that was registered under his partner’s name and also to purchase furniture and electrical appliances.During sentencing arguments last week, Vaillancourt admitted lying on social media about two arrest warrants issued earlier this year for not showing up in court.“Yes, I embellished things and changed my story,” he told the court. “That doesn’t make me a liar … it makes me someone who entertains 70,000 people.”He also told the hearing his only income now comes from the tattooing he does out of his home.Crown prosecutor Valerie Simard-Croteau said Vaillancourt’s tendency to alter reality says a lot about his character.“He admits to having knowingly lied in his role as a public entertainer,” she told La Voix de l’Est.When Chapdelaine found Vaillancourt guilty three years ago, he described the accused’s version of events as “far-fetched” and laden with implausibilities.Since losing an appeal, Vaillancourt has reimbursed Pesant to the tune of $75,000 and has six months to repay the remaining $50,000.The Crown had been seeking a jail sentence of nine to 12 months, while the defence had asked for a suspended sentence.The Criminal Code provides for a maximum sentence of 14 years in fraud cases involving more than $5,000.(Granby La Voix de l’Est)last_img read more

Things Get Real with THE BEAVERTONs Fake News as Nearly 400000 Viewers

first_imgAdvertisement Since its premiere, the Top 3 BEAVERTON clips on social media are:3)  Rachel Notley Caught in Yet Another Scandal with nearly 344,000 views2)  With 683,000 views, “The Donald Trump Apocalypse Begins” became the #11 trending video on YouTube, and also landed on the front pages of reddit.com and uproxx.com1) The series’ most-watched clip to date, 5 War Atrocities Only 90s Kids Remember, has garnered nearly 708,000 views.On tonight’s episode of THE BEAVERTON, (Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT), shocking new insights into the world of ISIS are revealed, Aisha Alfa looks at the Liberal sex-ed curriculum, and Canada ponders a new currency.A so-called televised adaptation of the immensely popular online satirical site TheBeaverton.com, THE BEAVERTON files fake news stories of the utmost importance, informed by real events, the cultural zeitgeist, and national news media. With nearly 7.5 million views in 2016 and averaging more than half a million unique visitors a month, TheBeaverton.com has become a go-to source for Canadian satire. Viewers who need a daily-dose of biting Canadian satire can check in with TheBeaverton.com or follow @TheBeaverton for hourly updates.THE BEAVERTON airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on The Comedy Network. Viewers can also catch-up on previous episodes at TheComedyNetwork.ca. For a daily dose of satire, there’s TheBeaverton.com.THE BEAVERTON is the brainchild of co-creators Luke Gordon Field and Jeff Detsky (CALL ME FITZ, SEED) of TheBeaverton.com, as well as website senior editors Jacob Duarte Spiel and Alexander Saxton. Directors are Henry Sarwer-Foner (THE RICK MERCER REPORT) and Shelagh O’Brien (JUST FOR LAUGHS GALAS). Producer is Paula J. Smith. Pier 21 Film’s Laszlo Barna and Melissa Williamson serve as Executive Producers.THE BEAVERTON is produced by Pier 21 Films in association with The Comedy Network, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Production executive for Bell Media is Bill Lundy. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. Advertisement Facebook This just in! Final Numeris data confirms that a combined audience of 379,000 viewers has tuned into the premiere episode of THE BEAVERTON since its November 9 debut on The Comedy Network. With an average audience of 189,000 viewers during its broadcast premiere timeslot, Comedy was the most-watched specialty channel in Canada for A25-54 (102,000 viewers), and the most-watched entertainment specialty channel for A18-49 (101,000 viewers). To date, the premiere episode has reached a total of 724,000 unique viewers across all airings.During its Nov. 9 broadcast debut, #TheBeaverton was among the Top 10 trending topics on Twitter in Canada, alongside hashtags related to the American election. Worldwide #TheBeaverton has garnered an estimated 18.7 million impressions to date.Across Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, the teaser clip for the debut episode “Obituary for America” has garnered nearly 900,000 views with nearly half a million views in just its first 12 hours of being published. To date, 19 various in-show and web exclusive clips of THE BEAVERTON have racked up more than 4 million views across Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img About Bell Media Independent ProductionBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, and the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV’s first original series LETTERKENNY, the upcoming original series RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery’s upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new scripted series in 4K.About The Comedy NetworkCanada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Comedy Network on Twitter The Comedy Network on Facebook The Beaverton on Twitter The Beaverton on Facebook Emma Hunter on Twitter Miguel Rivas on Twitter Marilla Wex on Twitter Donavon Stinson on Twitter Laura Cilevitz on Twitter Aisha Alfa on Twitter Social Media links Twitterlast_img read more

UN unveils three initiatives to promote biodiversity in fashion

1 June 2011The United Nations trade and development body today announced three initiatives to encourage biodiversity in the world’s fashion industries. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will support competitions in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands aimed at encouraging the use of recycled or natural materials in fashion, and will work with a design group in Spain to further research biodiversity in clothing design and manufacture, according to an UNCTAD press statement. UNCTAD and the Fashioning the Future Awards campaign in London have announced an annual award category which seeks to encourage young designers “to pursue environmentally sustainable fashion design.” The agency said it is also will support the Green Fashion Competition of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week to identify “talented entrepreneurs in the industry who aim to create fashion businesses that sustain biodiversity.”In Madrid, UNCTAD is collaborating with the Coknit Connect of the European Institute of Design to support a research and experimentation project that “seeks to provide a sound basis for design students to use materials in innovative ways and in collaboration with clothing companies.”“It is expected that the project will result in the creation of limited series of appealing, trend-conscious fashion products made from recovered and/or recycled clothing and fabrics,” the agency said. “The fashion industry can play a significant role in conserving biodiversity through innovation and new ideas. The industry makes extensive use of raw materials derived from biodiversity, such as natural fabrics and animal skins.” read more

Businessman gives University of Calgary 100million — its biggest donation ever

CALGARY — The University of Calgary has received the largest donation ever to an Alberta university.Calgary businessman Geoff Cumming is donating $100 million to the university’s faculty of medicine, which will be named after him.The Alberta government is matching the donation over 10 years. University president Elizabeth Cannon says the funding will allow for cutting-edge research in medicine.The funding is targeted at brain and mental health studies and research into infections, inflammation and chronic diseases.Cumming earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Calgary in 1974 and obtained a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack in Lahore

The Foreign Ministry said that Sri Lanka stands in support and solidarity with the Government and the people of Pakistan in their steadfast commitment to eradicate terrorism. President Maithripala Sirisena, in a separate statement, also condemned the attack. He said the terrorist attack is a dreadful act of cowardice. The Government today strongly condemned the dastardly terrorist attack targeting innocent civilians in Lahore, Pakistan yesterday.“The Government and the people of Sri Lanka wish to express our deep condolences to the families of the victims and our thoughts and prayers for the speedy recovery to those injured by the attack,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement today. “I am saddened by the news and condemn all forms of terrorism targeting innocent civilians”, he said in a message sent to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif.The President said that securing the lives of the people in the region is an uncompromised responsibility of the South Asian nations and Sri Lanka stands in unity with the people and the Government of Pakistan in this hour of grief. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Security Council endorses efforts to enact peace agreement in FYR of Macedonia

By a resolution adopted unanimously, the Council reaffirmed its commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the FYR of Macedonia and other States of the region, rejected the use of violence in pursuit of political aims, and stressed that only peaceful political solutions could assure “a stable and democratic future” for the country. Welcoming efforts of the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to help implement the Framework Agreement, in particular through the presence of international observers, the Council said that a multinational security presence would contribute to the security of the observers. The resolution also welcomed efforts by the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and KFOR, the international security presence in the province, to prevent unauthorized movement and illegal arms shipments across Kosovo’s borders and boundaries. The Agreement, signed in Skopje by Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski and the leaders of four political parties, provides for new rights to ethnic Albanians in exchange for the surrender of weapons to NATO by members of ethnic Albanian armed groups. The NATO arms collection mission ends today. read more

Politicians drinkdriving privilege should be withdrawn

first_imgA LABOUR SENATOR has called for a constitutional referendum to be held in order to abolish rules that allow TDs and Senators to side-step drink driving laws and penalty points.Under Oireachtas rules, a member cannot be charged in relation to traffic offences when on their way to or from Leinster House.Labour senator John Whelan, however, wants this removed from the law, saying that the Traffic Bill 2013 offered a chance to do so.Speaking today on the second stage debate on the bill, Whelan said that it is “wrong to expect the public to comply with legislation curbing alcohol consumption while driving and at the same time continuing to allow provisions in the Constitution to allow TDs and Senators to side step the law”.He said all members of society “must take responsibility for road safety”.He added that members of the Dáil and Seanad must “lead from the front starting with removing outdated privileges conferred on them by a constitution that was written in an era of turmoil and unrest”.Read: Senior gardaí “looking closely” at drink-drive ‘loophole’ verdictRead: Gardaí made 805 drink-drive arrests during Christmas clamp-downlast_img read more

If people know that youre a footballer theyre not going to want

first_img‘If people know that you’re a footballer, they’re not going to want to employ you’ Ryan Coulter and James Chambers chat to The42 about the harsh realities many League of Ireland footballers face in the off-season. https://vine.co/v/5nqFeOvqxv6The issue of footballers needing to be deeply committed to their primary profession for the other nine months of the year complicates the matter further. Not too many companies are willing to take on staff for just three months each year.Of course, that’s the difficulty,” Chambers says. “The only thing I found was helpful to me in retail, the company were only looking for someone for the Christmas period. It suited me down to the ground. That’s why I continued to go back because we both had an understanding that it was going to suit us both.“(Finding that job) was pot luck, to be honest. Then last year, the company I was with knew that I was going to be going off to America, so they were completely fine with it.”One of the benefits of playing in the US is that Chambers now gets the rare luxury of a 52-week salary, although it wasn’t a “major factor” in his decision to move abroad.It was something that interested me to go and to try America. When the opportunity arose, I was going to take it anyway. But the fact that the contracts are actual contracts, that was another bonus. It wasn’t anything major, but it was a small factor, it was nice.“My sole focus is getting fit and being ready to go for pre-season in January, as opposed to thinking: ‘Where are my next few pounds going to come from? Where is my next move from here?’”And while player salaries and uncertain futures are among the most serious issues in football currently, perhaps unsurprisingly, Chambers says these topics are seldom discussed in the ultra-macho environment of the dressing room.“It wouldn’t be a major part (of discussion) because players live in the now and the present. It’s a cliché, but really, all they care about is the upcoming game and training and enjoying yourself. That’s what it’s about.Nobody’s going to start talking about the future, because truthfully, it scares a lot of footballers. And there’s a male bravado environment in the dressing room, so nobody wants to be the one that seems like they’re the weak link and like they’re a little bit petrified of what’s around the corner.”Such uncertainty and doubt is not healthy for players in the long term and often seemingly leads to worrying consequences. In 2014, a study conducted by the players’ international union, Fifpro, assessing six leagues including the League of Ireland, found that 26% of current players suffered from depression or anxiety, while this number rose to 39% among retired players. It remains to be seen whether Dundalk’s unprecedented success in the Europa League will make a difference in the long term to the overall health of the League of Ireland. Source: Brian LawlessWhile reiterating the importance of the work done by the PFAI in raising awareness about the potential pitfalls that players can succumb to, Coulter is still alarmed by the number of footballers he encounters with no obvious future ambitions.“From playing with younger lads, it is remarkable the amount of them that don’t really have a plan set up for when football finishes and they’re living for the here and now.What happens if I don’t get a club or what happens if I get injured? Any of the negatives I don’t think they’re looking at. They’re thinking: ‘If I have another good season here, maybe I’ll get away to England.’ I’ll do this or I’ll do that. You’ve got to have a fallback plan. Fundamentally, that was why I ended up in America.“I was with Dundalk’s A team at the time and I was second choice up there and I said to the manager: ‘Look, I’ve got a few offers to take scholarships in America and I’m going to go.’Why did I do that? Because fast forward four years later, I come back and I’m playing in the league, but the difference is, I’m playing in the league now with a degree behind me and some kind of security, whereas had I just stayed, yeah I’d have played a lot more games in the league and people would know more about me, but what happens then when I retire? It’s Ryan Coulter with four more years in the league, but Ryan Coulter without a degree. Who would I prefer to be? The Ryan Coulter I am now.“You look at the fallback plan for most of the players in the league and they probably haven’t got it. The PFAI mentioned a statistic about a staggering amount of people (in the league) that don’t even have a Junior Cert. That’s worrying stuff.There are lads that are working full time and playing part time on the side and they’re in good jobs with good options to be able to progress in companies. I know we’ve a few lads in the team working in banks and various other places. They’re good steady career jobs. Even when you retired from football, you’d stay in them.“But it is worrying when you look across the leagues, especially with the lack of stability in them, the fact that it’s a one-year rolling contract, so many of these players could easily fall out of the league. What do they do then?”The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Image: James Crombie/INPHO Nov 27th 2016, 9:30 PM By Paul Fennessy Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings>‘I always felt sorry for the fans. They would never realise what is going on behind the scenes’> Share116 Tweet Email 8 Comments THE LIFE OF a footballer is generally perceived as glamorous, yet for the vast majority in this profession, glory is in short supply.Only the Irish Sea separates the Premier League and the League of Ireland geographically, but in most other respects, the two are worlds apart.While an average Premier League player is a millionaire, the typical League of Ireland footballer is constantly fearing for his future, unsure where the next step may lie.While Dundalk have managed to buck this depressing trend with their astonishing and highly lucrative (by Irish teams’ standards at least) European exploits, they are a welcome anomaly to the generally less encouraging developments of late.In recent years, the league has unfortunately been dominated by bad news stories centred on clubs struggling to stay afloat and player wages stagnating at best.And since Cork’s surprise FAI Cup final triumph, earlier this month, for everyone bar Stephen Kenny’s Europa League challengers, the off-season has well and truly set in.It is a period that many players dread. The financial limitations of Irish clubs means most players are restricted to 44-week salaries and one-year contracts. Once the season ends, the uncertainty sets in. What is supposed to be a period of rest and relaxation is actually the most stressful part of the year for some. As The42‘s resident League of Ireland columnist John O’Sullivan once put it: “The off-season doesn’t exist, not for you. The only thing that turns off is income.”Players contemplate the pros and cons of going on the dole versus getting a part-time job as they wait patiently for contract offers.So the League of Ireland is a surreal environment in many ways. Players, if they impress on a consistent enough basis, can be called up to Ireland squads, and yet still play in front of half-empty stadiums more often than not.It is a league whereby, virtually every young player — if they’re honest — hopes to escape and seal a move abroad to England or another far more exotic location.And one individual who did manage seal a move abroad and earn a full-time contract was James Chambers. The Dubliner spent over a decade plying his trade in the League of Ireland with a number of clubs, including Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic.In his last year with Pat’s in 2015, Chambers claimed the club’s Player of the Season award and also made the PFAI Team of the Year. In January 2016, however, Bethlehem Steel — a Pennsylvania-based side in the United Soccer League, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid — came calling.And while it has taken Chambers some time to grow accustomed to his new surroundings, he is enjoying life in the States so far. Moreover, the midfielder finished the US season particularly strongly, scoring some eye-catching goals in the process.With the North American campaign having ended, Chambers has returned to his native Dublin and is already back in the gym with his personal trainer, as he prepares for next season, having taken just two weeks for “complete rest”.“It went okay,” he tells The42, when asked about his debut season in the US. “I still think I’ve more to offer. I’m getting used to the style of the game and stuff like that.“With the couple of goals towards the end of the season, people started to take a bit more notice (of me).In the US, it’s different, people are more concerned with your stats, with your assists and with your goals than they are maybe with your performance. So, as a player, you’ve got to be tuned into that side of things as well — that’s what they like over there.” Although he is happy with life at present, at 29, Chambers is already contemplating career options after football. Coaching and media work are two potential paths, and he is about to start his youth cert, while the ex-Hamilton Academical player has already acquired plenty of experience coaching various age groups for Malahide and his local team, Baldoyle.I don’t think everybody who plays the game can be a coach,” he says. “I might fall into the bracket that I know a certain amount, but after that, my mind might go blank and I might not really take to it that much. It’s definitely something that I want to dip my toe into and figure out for myself.“It’s different when you help with the younger age groups, you get more satisfaction out of it because you see a bit more of them taking on board what you’re saying as opposed to the senior players.You’re just there to facilitate the senior players really. You may give them some ideas, but as regards them getting much better under your tutelage, (the chances are) very slim, especially at the amateur level, because the guys are just doing it for fun. It’s a couple of days a week to stay active, and there’s a fun element.“It’s different with the kids, they want to get better. Obviously, it’s fun too, but they’re looking to progress and they’re only young kids, so they all want to be professional footballers.”Furthermore, as someone who spent several years playing in the League of Ireland, Chambers is more than a little familiar with the difficulties of keeping busy during the off-season.Some footballers would put money aside to sign on for welfare and live off their savings,” he explains. “Others would do the same, but work. Some guys would probably do neither and just live off the welfare essentially.“That’s the world we live in and for players coming into the league or being in the league, you know what it’s all about. You have no choice but to deal with it. It’s not ideal and it’s not right — if you’re trying to run a professional league, there needs to be a professional environment. For me, the last three or four years on the trot, I’ve worked in Brown Thomas. Last year, I worked in a company out in Park West. I knew a person out there. Ryan Coulter (file pic). Add us: the42.ie Source: Bethlehem Steel FC/Twitter 41,039 Views James Chambers doesn’t care if you think he’s out of range. 😎 pic.twitter.com/SUhqd8SfgU— Bethlehem Steel FC (@BSteelFC) August 23, 2016 http://the42.ie/3097804 James Chambers had two stints at St Pat’s during his time in the League of Ireland. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOChambers, who has spoken openly about his problems with depression in the past, feels too many players are ill prepared for life outside of football.I’m of the older generation,” he says. “All we did was play football, there was no thought of what we were going to do after football. Whereas now, it’s becoming a younger man’s league, especially the League of Ireland — that’s my opinion from the outside.“Players now need to start thinking about (the future) early doors. ‘I need to go to college, to get an education and you can still play part-time on the side. But when I have that piece of paper in my pocket, then I can start to pursue a full-time career. If it doesn’t work out, I can always fall back on it.’Some players think: ‘I’m going to be a professional earning 200 or 300 a week,’ when they’re 18 or 19. But unless you’re one of the few that continues to go up the ladder, the likes of (Dundalk star) Daryl Horgan and people like that, you’ll need to look at life outside of football, and that comes a lot quicker than is (often) anticipated by the player himself.”Chambers will return for another season in America shortly and one person who would ideally like to follow suit is Ryan Coulter.Coulter, whose father Phil is the indeed the famous Irish musician, spent the end of last season with Longford Town, having left a financially stricken Athlone side earlier in the campaign.In 2009, he was part of Dundalk’s A side and was their second-choice first-team goalkeeper for a brief period.However, Coulter left the Lilywhites for the University of San Diego, gaining a degree in communications and marketing in the process, while playing football on the side in America.After completing his degree, Coulter returned to Ireland and had a stint at Sligo Rovers in 2014. He had hoped to return to the US prior to the start of last season, but had to undergo an operation to get a lump removed from his back. By the time he recovered, the slots for international players joining American sides had “dried up,” so he opted for another season in the domestic league.I came back and signed with Athlone with Alan Matthews and played five games there and then there was a mass exodus out of Athlone. Fortunately enough, I had a number of calls from different managers around the Premier Division. I took Longford up as the option. There were other options, but to me, it seemed like a good move and I knew I’d be busy if I got into the team — although there were no guarantees.“Fortunately, I got straight into the team and went on to play half the season. I know the team got relegated, but from a personal standpoint, to get in and play 15 games or whatever it was, I was happy from that point of view.”Following Longford’s relegation, Coulter became one of the many out-of-contract League of Ireland players looking for a new club.While he has received no “concrete” offers yet, a return to the US is the 27-year-old’s preferred destination.I’ve been in university over there for five years. I did very well while I was over there. I have an American girlfriend. And with the toing and froing and the lack of stability in the league here, it makes it quite difficult to settle down (in Ireland).“My head would almost be set on trying to get away to America. I’d be open to a couple of different options here, but first and foremost, I’d be looking to America to get settled.” A number of ex-League of Ireland players, including Eamon Zayed, have enjoyed plenty of success Stateside. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOIrish and British players are often criticised for their ostensible reluctance to play football in countries further afield. However, there are signs that the situation is changing of late. Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle and Sean St Ledger may be the most high-profile examples, both some notable ex-League of Ireland players including Eamon Zayed, Colin Falvey and Richie Ryan have also enjoyed encouraging spells Stateside in recent times.Nevertheless, Coulter still feels not nearly enough Irish footballers are aware of the benefits of playing abroad in places other than England.Unfortunately, so many people in this country have the blinkers on and they don’t really see the bigger picture,” he says. “It’s England or it’s back to the League of Ireland, where it’s ‘oh, I’ve failed and I’ll just have to play in the League of Ireland,’ which isn’t the case.“You’d look at kids here, and I’d have been the same at youth level, you’re thinking: ‘I’ve got to get over to England.’There’s more to football than just England. People think ‘I’ll go over and sign for a Championship team and be on several grand a week, happy days, I’ll be living the high life. But a lot of these kids go over and it doesn’t happen for them.“Even the fallout with a lot of Irish kids, they don’t even come back to play in the League of Ireland, they fall completely out of the game. I’d be urging players to stay here to get a bit of experience and maturity before they go away to see what professional football is all about, because it is tough and it is ruthless.”Moreover, the uncertainty and the unsatisfactory wages are big reasons why Coulter would prefer a move abroad rather than another campaign in the League of Ireland.How someone can be considered a full-time pro on a 44-week contract is beyond me,” he says. “It’s a shame because there are a lot of great pros in the league and to subject them to 44-week contracts is embarrassing really.“The players put so much work in and to have it ‘rewarded’ with these short-term contracts is just not right.” Paddy McCourt (left), Neil McCafferty (centre) and Ryan Coulter (right) pictured at the Mark Farren Fundraiser Exhibition Match in 2015. Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHOLike Chambers, Coulter, who is also preparing for his youth coaching cert as well as undertaking an online personal trainer course, emphasises the importance of staying occupied during the dreaded off-season.“Once the season finishes, it really does dry up and you find that you’ve so much free time on your hands,” he says.On a Tuesday night if you’ve got training, you’re thinking about training all day. You’re leaving the house at four o’clock to get there for half five or six to get through the traffic. An hour-and-a-half training session still takes about four hours out of your day depending on how far away you live from training.“But once it all finishes, you have got a lot of time on your hands. I even found the same being full-time in Sligo. If you don’t stimulate your mind, you can just waste your day doing nothing.You have to work (in the off-season) as well. I know a lot of lads that would have kids and wives and whatever else. A lot of them sign on (to the dole) because it just guarantees that they’re able to put a roof over their heads. With the 44-week contracts, sometimes, the players are left with no alternatives.“Once the season finishes, if they’re going around trying to hand out CVs for jobs, that might take two-to-four weeks to get done. Then you’re looking at only getting work for only two-and-a-half months anyway. So if people know that you’re a footballer, they’re not going to want to employ you in a job you’re going to want to stay in.You might get temporary work in a sports shop. But if you want to get work for experience after football, it’s going to be extremely different. If you’re an architect or an engineer or any business and you’re looking to get a bit of experience, businesses are going to be reluctant to take you in, because they know you’ll just be walking out the door in two months.”Coulter is at his most passionate when the aforementioned 2014 study is mentioned. He says he is not surprised by the 26% figure in relation to footballers’ problems with depression.When you look at the league historically, or even this past season, you have teams struggling to pay wages. You have teams talking about pay cuts and possibly going under. From having been in that situation, where the team is talking about pay cuts and saying ‘you have to take a deduction,’ we might have to let players go or we might have to do this.“When you sign a contract with a club, you’re signing, you’ve agreed on the money. We’re not talking about 10 grand a week where you think ‘look, I’m going to be grand, I don’t have to worry about my money situation’. The League of Ireland is set up in a way where you really have to go in and fight for every euro that you’re going to get, because teams are trying to pinch it as much as they can.When you allocate what you’re earning from the club into paying your electricity, your gas and everything else, and to be able to put money aside when the season finishes, now all of a sudden when you have people talking about pay cuts and everything else, you’re thinking ‘where’s this money going to come from for all this?’ Be it putting a child through school, buying school uniforms, putting dinner on the table, paying bills, phone bills, car insurance, whatever it’s going to be, absolutely that’s going to stress you out.“I don’t have any kids, but I’ve a girlfriend and even for me, it’s stressful when they start talking about these things. Luckily enough, the PFAI are there as well and are able to back you up when these things come around.It may affect your performance, but first and foremost, mentally you’re going to struggle, because you’re going to be worried about everything else apart from your football.” Ryan Coulter (file pic). Image: James Crombie/INPHO Sunday 27 Nov 2016, 9:30 PM “Basically, I’ve worked during the off-season, because it’s not ideal sitting around the house. You miss the game, but you don’t want to be sitting around, moping, either. As much as football is your main source of income, you need to stay busy, otherwise you’d go crazy.” Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Video Watch the moment Becky Lynch is told she has been pulled

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte center_img WWE has posted another video (above) part of the “WWE Day Of” series following Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch around at Smackdown Live on Tuesday.The video shows Lynch arriving to the arena in St. Louis and having a phone conversation with her mother, revealing she broke her nose and will be missing some time.Lynch is also shown talking with others backstage including Dean Malenko, Paul Heyman and Sheamus about how she was doing after the incident on RAW the night prior.The video then shows Lynch being summoned for a “closed-door meeting” with WWE officials where she would be told she wasn’t going to be cleared to wrestle this Sunday at the Survivor Series PPV against Ronda Rousey due to her injuries.A clearly upset Lynch talked with WWE cameras about getting the news.“I don’t want to be sitting out right now. I keep begging them to let me do something. I’d be fine, you know? I feel fine. And I look great. Imagine how I’ll be come Sunday. I’ll be fine. I feel like everybody was so excited to see this match. I don’t want to be watching somebody else in my spot.” Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

DACA recipients in Clark County react to plan to eliminate program

first_imgJavier Morales-Hernandez is scrambling for answers.What’s next for his education, the 24-year-old Vancouver man wonders out loud. What about his work permit? And what about family?Morales-Hernandez, an administrative assistant for the Washington State Department of Transportation, is a Dreamer — one of the 800,000 people admitted to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that granted work permits and two-years of protection from deportation for children who entered the United States illegally.The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would eliminate the program in six months. The Department of Homeland Security will not process new applications for the program, and will consider renewal requests accepted by Oct. 5.“This is my first time having (DACA), and now they take it away,” said Morales-Hernandez, who first received the protection two years ago. He’s now been in the United States for 12 years. “I’ve stayed out of trouble. I’m helping people. I’m trying to help the community. Now I’m having to deal with this again.”The reaction in the state of Washington, where U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services estimates there are roughly 17,000 Dreamers, was swift. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he’ll sue the Trump administration over the decision to end DACA, an act he said was “a dark time for our country.”Ferguson, who earlier this year sued Trump over the travel ban affecting several Muslim-majority nations, said at a news conference he would file a lawsuit “very soon.” The attorneys general from New York and California made similar announcements signaling their plans to sue.last_img read more

Huge hot dog will roll into Salmon Creek

first_imgVANCOUVER — A hot dog-shaped Wienermobile will be the meaty centerpiece of a fundraiser next week to help the fight Alzheimer’s disease.Weighing the same as about 140,500 hot dogs, the 26-foot-long Wienermobile will make a stop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Hampton at Salmon Creek Memory Care Community, 2305 N.E. 129th St. The touring vehicle is one in a fleet of six used by the Oscar Mayer brand to promote its products.The senior care facility relished the opportunity to host the Wienermobile.“We also decided to use the event as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds to end Alzheimer’s disease as we work with families in our neighborhood who face that every day,” said Benjamin Surmi, director of community relations for The Hampton.The public is invited to join residents and staff of the community while they dine on free hot dogs — the real kind — and pose for pictures with the novelty vehicle. Proceeds from sales of soft drinks and ice cream will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP by calling 360-949-7647.last_img read more

HIMSS Media Launches News Site In Connection With Event

first_imgMore and more association and b-to-b publishers are trying to link their digital content with events. It’s a way to connect with an audience after they leave the showfloor, while providing one-stop, multichannel sponsorships for advertisers.UBM Tech has shifted in that direction after dumping its print publications recently, but they’re not the only ones trying it.MedTech Media, a division of Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Media, has launched a traditional news site on the strength of one of its fastest growing events. The site, mHealth News, covers the use of mobile technology in healthcare and is closely partnered with the mHealth Summit produced by HIMSS Media.”We’re leveraging the mHealth Summit brand to enable attendees to extend the experience 365-days-a-year,” says Jack Beaudoin, managing director of MedTech Media. mHealth Summit drew more than 4,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors to its last show in December of 2012. It’s grown seven-fold since 2009, Beaudoin says, tapping into a bustling market.The idea behind mHealth News isn’t new, but the direct connection to a co-branded event is. MedTech Media is building on previous iterations of its mobile healthcare technology sites-this is the third since 2009. Most recently the site lived as mHIMSS, an association-based page Beaudoin says the site’s scope of coverage had outgrown.*Similarly, mHealth Summit has dabbled in content creation in the past, but it hasn’t offered anything on a daily news level.”The path that we took to get here is not [one we’ve taken before],” he says. “We’ve been more traditional where we’ve launched a print publication or online news site [as a standalone]. The mHealth News site is the first where we’re really trying to leverage an existing event and the enthusiasm that surrounds it.”mHealth News and mHealth Summit are maintaining separate sales teams, but they’re offering integrated sales packages across their digital and experiential properties. Audience development and attendee marketing will be even more closely tied, Beaudoin says.*Editor’s note: The original version of this article suggested the site had outgrown its “market” rather than its “scope of coverage.” To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!last_img read more

Demboski Draws MatSu PAC Support for Anchorage Mayor

first_imgA Facebook post from a volunteer with the Alaska Republican Assembly PAC that the group’s president says is a work in progress for ads they will be buying soon.A conservative Political Action Committee in the Matanuska-Susitna valley is wading into the Anchorage mayor’s race. The group is endorsing Amy Demboski’s mayoral campaign, in part because of her conservative stance on a contentious equal rights measure in Anchorage.Download AudioThe president of the Alaska Republican Assembly PAC, Daniel Hamm, is traveling abroad, but wrote in an email the group is “gearing up to support the mayoral candidate” most in line with fiscal and socially conservative values. And they’ve picked Eagle River-Chugiak Assembly member Amy Demboski, whohas spoken with the group in the past, but not since they formed a PAC, in keeping with campaign laws.“Our campaigns aren’t coordinating at all. Once I learned they had a PAC I just haven’t had any communications with them,” Demboski said on the phone.The Alaska Republican Assembly PAC hasn’t yet spent any money on ads yet, but plans to starting next week. A Facebook post described by Hamm as a “work in progress” emphasizes Demboski’s commitment to veto “any homosexual ordinance.” It is a reference to Proposition 5, the failed voter initiative from 2012 to overturn Mayor Dan Sullivan’s veto of an anti-discrimination measure. Though niether Demboski nor her campaign had anything to do with the post, its claims are accurate.“I have heard rumors, and I’ve had other people tell me that Prop 5 has been redrafted and is ready to be introduced after the mayor’s race,” Demboski explained. “If anybody’s wondering how I would come down on it: I would absolutely veto Prop 5.”Both Demboski and the Alaska Republican Assembly PAC say measures like Prop 5 that create protected groups in the legal code infringe on the religious and free speech rights of those who object to same-sex relationships. Critics say firm anti-discrimination laws are needed to ensure equal protections for all Anchorage residents.Hamm wrote that while the Alaska Republican Assembly’s center of membership is in the Mat-Su Valley, the organization itself is state-wide, and has a keen interest in the outcome of the race to lead Alaska’s largest city.last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Preview Schedule Favourites TV listings and Live Streaming

first_imgPlayers in action during a Pro Kabaddi League match.Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANSThe 2019 season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) will start from July 20 with Telugu Titans and U Mumba playing the opening match of the tournament. Last year’s champions Bengaluru Bulls will fight it out against three-time champions Patna Pirates in the second match of the first day, according to organisers. The Titans vs U Mumba match will be played at the Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad.Preview and Schedule This year a total of 12 teams will be fighting it out to win the coveted trophy. Each team will face every other side twice and finally, the teams which are in the top six list of the table will qualify for the playoffs. The organisers announced that this year, while Telugu Titans will play at their base Hyderabad, both Bengaluru Bulls and Jaipur Pink Panthers will be playing at Bengaluru and Jaipur respectively.New coaches will be in fray this time around as Anup Kumar coaches the Puneri Paltans for the seventh season while Rakesh Kumar will be coaching Haryana Steelers. Siddharth Desai who has shifted to Telugu Titans this year will be looking to perform the way he used to do for U Mumba. The final of the tournament is scheduled for October 19.This time around the former champions Bengaluru Bulls are definitely the favourite to win the tournament. But last two year’s runners-up Gujarat Fortune Giants (GFG), who were defeated by Patna Pirates in 2017 and Bengaluru Bulls in 2018, will be strong contenders also. Three-time champions Patna Pirates who underperformed last season will also be among the contenders to lift the coveted trophy.TV listings and Live StreamingThe broadcasting rights of the tournament are held by Star Sports and the matches will be telecasted every day from 7.30 pm as they are scheduled. For live streaming on the internet, the platform will be Hotstar.last_img read more

Bangladesh police ask secular bloggers not to cross limit

first_imgWith four secular bloggers being killed by suspected Islamists in Bangladesh in recent months, police here have asked secular writers not to “cross the limit” and write anything which hurts religious beliefs of others.“Do not cross the limit. Do not hurt anyone’s religious belief,” Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque said as investigators struggled to nab the killers of secular blogger Niloy Chakrabarty Neel who was hacked to death at his flat here on Friday. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortThe “freethinkers” should keep in mind that hurting someone’s religious sentiment is a criminal offence, Bdnews quoted Hoque as saying.On the killing of blogger Neel, he said police were investigating it “with top priority”.He is the fourth blogger to have been killed since February this year. Hours after the gruesome attack, Ansar-Al -Islam, the Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, claimed responsibility for killing 40-year-old Neel but police said involvement of the banned outfit cannot be confirmed yet. Also Read – Pakistan Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanApart from Neel, other bloggers killed this year are Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman and Ananta Bijoy Das.Meanwhile, a team of the FBI of the US met local detectives in Dhaka to share their technical expertise in investigating such cases, Deputy Commissioner (Detective Branch) Mahbub Alam of Dhaka Metropolitan Police told reporters after the meeting.Alams said they also talked about the progress of investigation into the murder of secular writer Avijit Roy, a naturalised US citizen.last_img read more

App Developer to Facebook We Had Paper First

first_img 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img February 4, 2014 If a competitor has its way, Facebook may have some serious rewrites to do on Paper, its much-ballyhooed new reader app.Georg Petschnigg, co-founder and CEO of FiftyThree — a mobile design firm that brought to market its own app entitled Paper in 2012 — says he wants Facebook to stop using his brand name.But the legal lines are blurry. While FiftyThree’s original trademark claim was filed for “Paper by FiftyThree,” reports TechCrunch, it applied for a “Paper” trademark on Jan. 30 — the very day that Facebook announced its own venture.Related: Facebook Impresses With Reader App ‘Paper’This is most likely because “Paper by FiftyThree” would have been far easier to claim than a term as generic as “Paper,” trademark lawyer Victor Cardona explained.“An app about stories shouldn’t start with someone else’s story,” Petschnigg wrote on FiftyThree’s blog. “What will Facebook’s story be? Will they be the corporate giant who bullies their developers? Or be agile, recognize a mistake, and fix it?”FiftyThree’s Paper — which can be used on iPads to draw and write with a variety of brushes, pencils and mixable color palettes — was named Apple’s App of the Year in 2012 and is currently utilized by 100 million people, it says.Related: On Facebook’s 10th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on the Long Journey of Creating a Social Media PowerhouseComplicating matters is FiftyThree’s numerous ties to Facebook, writes Petschnigg: “One of Facebook’s board members is an investor in FiftyThree. We’re a Facebook developer, and Paper supports sharing to Facebook where close to 500,000 original pages have been shared. Connections run deep.”While Facebook offered an apology for not having contacted FiftyThree sooner, Petschnigg says an apology is not enough. He told TechCrunch that the company is keeping its legal options open. But even with a reported $15 million in funding, it remains to be seen whether FiftyThree would have the resources and weight to take on an opponent as massive as Facebook.Related: Facebook Is More Addictive and Widely Used Than Everlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | September 04, 2008 Digirad Developing New Cardiac SPECT Imaging System With Distortion Correction September 5, 2008 – Digirad Corp. today announced the initial clinical trial of its new SPECT imaging system incorporating new proprietary technology to correct attenuation, an inherent issue in cardiac SPECT imaging.The new system, Cardius X-ACT, will be exhibited at the 2008 Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Sept. 10-14, 2008, at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston.Cardiac SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) used for myocardial perfusion imaging is a noninvasive test to assess the heart’s structure and function. Small amounts of radioactive substances are injected into the patient’s vein, and gamma cameras produce images of the blood flow in the heart. These SPECT images are used to identify blockages in coronary arteries, determine whether a patient has had a heart attack, evaluate risk of a heart attack, and assess a patient’s condition after bypass surgery or angioplasty.However, attenuation can cause misdiagnosis of the images, which is one of the most significant issues in cardiac SPECT. There are alternative solutions that attempt to address this problem, but Digirad said they involve tradeoffs, such as noisy images, truncated scans, lengthy procedures with risk of excess movement by patients, or higher levels of radiation dosage.Research based using the company’s Cardius 3 triple-head SPECT camera, and feedback from initial clinical trials of the Cardius X-ACT at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is promising, compared to other SPECT systems at competitive price points, Digirad said. The company said the new device shows improvement in imaging clarity and accuracy, more rapid imaging, and a significant reduction in radiation dosage.Two other clinical studies are planned for the Cardius X-ACT system, which is expected to be available for sale sometime in mid-2009 pending FDA approval.For more information: www.digirad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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