Alberta Labour inspectors find no infractions at Lethbridge Burger King

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant.Last week, Alberta Health Services ordered the franchise to remove all mattresses and furnishings and no longer let people stay, live or sleep on the premises.Alberta Health Services says the owner has complied with the order, which also flagged issues around cleanup from a burst pipe and storage of unused equipment.The provincial labour ministry says it received no formal complaint, but investigated when it learned of the workers’ reported living arrangements.Spokesman Andrew Hanon says there was a site inspection on Thursday and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found.He says an employee at the restaurant who was in Canada on a work permit was confirmed to be living elsewhere.“All Albertans deserve workplaces that are safe, fair and family-friendly and we take all reports of this nature very seriously,” Hanon said in an emailed statement Friday.“Alberta’s workplace laws apply equally to everyone and any accusation of an employer potentially taking advantage of workers or putting worker safety at risk is completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.”Burger King said in an emailed statement earlier this week that it had spoken with the independent owner of the location and had no new information to provide Friday.“He has confirmed that the accusations regarding accommodations are not true,” said the company. “However, we will continue to ensure compliance with our high operational standards.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said there was a temporary foreign worker at the Burger King based on information from Alberta Labour.last_img read more

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Rankin Cancer Run

Thousands of people laced up their sneakers this morning for the 10th annual Rankin Cancer Run in St. Catharines.It’s the largest fundraising event in the Niagara region.Last year Miranda Montague was able to walk the Rankin Cancer Run alongside her nephew. This year she was walking for Tucker who lost his battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in December.” I honestly think it’s unbelievable to support anyone who is fighting the battle right now, who has passed on, future survivors” says Montague.Len Charlebois and his daughter Lydia are participating in hope for the people they know who have been diagnosed with cancer and in memory of those they have lost.across the street from the finish line — <4:39:22> port weller school where just this thursday, they lost one of their early childhood educators jackie harper. <4:32:37>Steve Reimer is walking for Jackie Harper. She was an early childhood educator at Port Weller School and lost her battle on Thursday.” She’s an inspiration for everybody that knows her or knew of her. Just her bravery, she didn’t want people feeling sorry for her. She was living life to her fullest and just an amazing person.”In it’s first year about 3000 people participated. Now 10 years later organizers say there are about 13 000 runners and walkers.All of the funds raised at today’s run go directly towards cancer care in the Niagara region.Today’s event raised $900 000, adding to the 4.6 million dollars the Rankin Cancer Run has raised in the previous nine years. read more

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Ohio State mens golf finishes tied for last place in Carmel Cup

Redshirt-junior Michael Bernard rolls a putt towards the hole during one of OSU’s matches in 2014. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State men’s golf returned from the West Coast after an underwhelming outing at the season-opening Carmel Cup tournament. Hosted by the Vanderbilt Commodores at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, the Buckeyes teed-off against eight teams, including four ranked in the top-20 at the 54-hole tournament. While navigating one of the premier golf courses in the nation, the Buckeyes, under the leadership of new coach Jay Moseley for the first time, tied for last place with the Arkansas Razorbacks, finishing with a total score of 1107 (+27) at the three-day event. The Buckeyes placed sixth after the first round with a total score of 372 (+12) before finishing seventh in the final two days. Junior Clark Engle and redshirt senior Grant Weaver entered the clubhouse with four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey on their card. Freshman Will Grimmer played solid for his collegiate debut, carding two birdies and three. The team’s total score was comprised of the top five scores out of its six-man lineup. The five scores that counted for the Scarlet and Gray were Grimmer’s 217 (+1), Engle’s 218 (+2), Sean Busch’s 223 (+7), Weaver’s 228 (+12) and Josh Wick’s 229 (+13), excluding freshman Tee-k Kelly’s score of 234 (+18). Engle, along with Grimmer, shined throughout the tournament. By the final day, Engle, who tied for 16th, recorded 14 birdies — second-most of the tournament — including six in the final round. Engle was one of 10 players who carded an 18 hole score of 69. Grimmer made the most of his debut.During the second round of his first collegiate tournament, he churned in a 4-under 68, which was the lowest round for any player during the three days of competition. He entered the final day in contention for the individual title, as he was only two shots off the lead. Grimmer was unable to capture the individual crown after shooting a 4-over par 76 during the final round. However, the freshman still finished the tournament in a tie for 10th place.The Buckeyes now turn their focus to the Inverness Intercollegiate, which is set to take place on Sept. 21 at Inverness Country Club in Toledo. read more

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Dont Give the Stanley Cup to the Kings Just Yet

If you read the North American sports media — Sportsnet, CBC, THN, USA Today, CBS, ESPN — you’ve heard that Henrik Lundqvist may as well go on vacation; this year’s Stanley Cup already belongs to the Los Angeles Kings. My quick scan showed 12 of 14 hockey media types picking the Kings to beat the New York Rangers in the NHL playoffs’ final round, which begin on Wednesday, and it’s easy to see why. The Kings have a recent track record of success (a Cup in 2012 and a conference finals appearance in 2013). They come from the stronger conference — the West won 246 games and lost 202 against the East this year — and to get to the finals they had to beat teams that had 111, 116 and 107 points this season. Quite different from the Rangers’ playoff run, which included struggles to beat flawed teams and scrapping against backup goaltenders.Except it isn’t that simple, and not just because hockey is a sport disproportionately fueled by luck. The Rangers have a case to make — even on paper. The stats give them a real shot.Let’s start with shooting percentage, where the teams are evenly matched. Both New York and LA struggled this year: The Rangers’ 6.7 percent at 5-on-5 ranked 28th in the league and the Kings’ 6.6 percent was 29th. That’s not a big enough gap to make a difference, because shooting (and save percentages) in hockey are prone to large fluctuations. Given that the teams took about 2,000 shots, that 0.1 percentage point difference represents just two goals, and it’s easy to see how some random bounces could explain it.That’s not to say that shooting percentage is completely meaningless. Pulling our estimates of a team’s shooting skill two-thirds of the way towards the mean helps account for the impact of random chance. If the Rangers and Kings had huge differences that might tell us something about their differing skill. But they only had a margin of 0.1 percentage points this year and 0.8 over the last three years. Between the change in personnel and systems over time and the limitations of multiyear analysis, the Kings and Rangers are close enough that it’s hard to be confident that either team has an edge in shooting percentage.But there are differences to be found among the less top-level stats. Much of today’s advanced stat analysis begins with studying teams’ shot differential as an indicator of their ability to control play. In this regard, the Kings do have a clear edge; indeed, over the last few years they’ve been the best puck-possession team in the league.The Kings outshot their opponents 57 percent to 43 percent during 5-on-5 play this year,1In this piece, “shots” will be taken to include both shots on goal and shots that miss the net, the measure proposed by Matt Fenwick. excluding situations where the score was close enough that teams sat back to protect a lead.2Focusing on situations where the score is close was first popularized by hockey stat pioneer Tore Purdy, more commonly known as JLikens. Purdy recently died at the age of only 28, a tragic loss. He wrote the piece about estimating team shooting talent that I linked above. He’ll be missed. They led the NHL, but the Rangers weren’t too far behind, outshooting their opponents 54 percent to 46 percent. From these two figures, we might expect the Kings to get something like 51.5 percent of the shots against the Rangers; when we include the somewhat tougher opponents they faced this year, we might revise our estimate upwards a bit to something closer to 52 percent.3The Kings’ average opponent got 49.91 percent of the shots, just a little bit higher than the Rangers’ average opponent (49.77 percent). That simple 0.14 point difference probably underestimates the competition — just as the Kings’ shot differential underrates them by not factoring in the strength of the opponents they faced, this metric also underrates their opponents slightly for the same reason. Since there are lots of things we can’t account for (specific matchups, who’s currently nursing an injury, etc.), our projected matchup can never be accurate to three decimal places. I’ve been rounding these figures off in most places, which means that we don’t need to plow through the arithmetic of exactly how much of an effect it has; the Kings’ likely share of shots against the Rangers will round to 52 percent in the end.But that was the regular season, and it’s worth testing whether anything has changed in the playoffs. That means looking at a smaller sample of data — 20 games instead of 82 — which makes it important not to let any stat go to waste. So instead of outright excluding the lead-protecting situations from our analysis (the common way of doing it), let’s include them and correct for the impact of score effects.4To do that, I used a methodology I developed a couple of years ago. It’s a small but important difference, especially when dealing with a sample size this small.By this method, the Kings’ adjusted shot differential in the playoffs was about 52 percent to 48 percent, very similar to the Rangers’ 51-49. However, the Kings were dominant against much tougher competition; they held their opponents about 5 points below those teams’ season averages, whereas the Rangers held their opponents just a fraction of a point below theirs. Once we correct for that, we again end up estimating that the Kings will get about 52 percent of the shots over the series, or maybe as high as 53 percent. That represents a clear edge, if not an overwhelming one.So far, so Kings. But there’s also special teams play to take into account. The Rangers drew 32 more penalties than they took in the regular season, whereas the Kings took 12 more penalties than they drew. The Rangers had a higher power play conversion percentage and a better penalty kill percentage,5They also had better shot rates in both situations, which is an important component of predicting future performance. so we should expect the them to have more and better power plays than the Kings in the long run — even if the actual results of this short series will be dominated by random chance.Finally, it’s possible that it’s all going to come down to goaltending — this is hockey, after all — and the Rangers have a clear advantage there. This was the fifth straight year that Henrik Lundqvist posted a save percentage higher than 92 percent, and his save percentage has been higher than Jonathan Quick’s in every year of Quick’s career. Obviously, over a short series either goalie can get hot and turn the tide, but goalie streaks are almost entirely unpredictable and all we can do in advance is note which goalie is more talented. In this case, it’s clearly Lundqvist. The question is just how big of an advantage he gives the Rangers.In other words, Lundqvist is the fulcrum. If we expect the Kings to get 52 to 53 percent of the shots and expect Lundqvist and Quick to match their average save percentages over the last three years, that leads to a draw at even strength. Other components — special teams, shooting and perhaps fatigue — are all pretty small factors, but also seem to work in the Rangers’ favor.Ignore the pundits — this thing’s closer to a toss-up than a blowout. read more

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PornMD breaks down the worlds porn searches by keyword and region

first_imgBy now, everyone probably realizes that, thanks to the internet, pornography is ubiquitous. Also thanks to the anonymity of the internet, people who consume porn don’t have to be embarrassed about what they like, and can freely search.Porn search engine PornMD has collected the millions of keywords used to search for porn on their site, and broke them down to show us what each region of the world is into when searching for porn.The chart is easy to use. All you have to do is choose a region of the world from the top selection, and a map of that region will invoke. A list of the top ten most searched for porn keywords will be displayed for that larger region. If you hover your mouse of any of the regions within the overall area you selected — such as states or countries, depending on the landmass — you’ll get a breakdown of what the top ten most searched for porn keywords are for the smaller area. Be warned, some of the words are not safe for work.While major areas of the world, such as the United States or England, search for pretty bland keywords — like “teen” or “college” — some breakdowns of individual states and other areas of the world have more specific tastes.After a bit of perusing, one interesting trend that arises is many areas of the world search for keywords specific to its own nationality, followed by keywords specific to race. For instance, the United Kingdom’s top result is “british.” All ten of Japan’s top keywords either include “japan” or “japanese,” or are related to Japanese culture in some way. Canada’s top result is for “asian.” Interestingly, the five top results for America, on the other hand, don’t have to do with race or nationality at all, up until the sixth result of “asian.”If you’re more interested in seeing what porn other people watch than watching porn yourself — or just need a break for a few minutes from the massive amount of porn you’ve been watching — PornMD’s map is certainly enlightening.last_img read more

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Got7 Seventeen Drop Trending Music Videos

first_imgEnglish-Korean lyrics and dance share the “beautiful sky” as new vids show K-pop bands’ talentPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 10, 2017 – 1:24 pm Popularity draws attention but videos by Got7 and Seventeen over the last few days tangibly take the Korean boy band format to higher levels. If you’ve wondered why anybody cares about K-pop, feel this.”You Are” is the lead single on Got7’s new EP 7 For 7. The band’s label JYP Entertainment is run by J.Y. Park who posted on Instagram, “The scary thing about this team is that they’re still growing like a rookie!” Can You Handle Got7 And Seventeen’s New Videos? got7-seventeen-drop-trending-music-videos News Twitter Got7, Seventeen Drop Trending Music Videos center_img Email Facebook Billboard observed that “You Are” blends the 7’s softer side with soaring melodies. The naturalness of both the talent and the English-Korean blended lyrics, with English subtitles, evoke a flair that feels truly international. It’s also a tradition that’s been building for years, growing in popularity and attention because of it. And demonstrating why, the whole way.”13th Month’s Dance (Lilili Yabbay)” allows Dino, Hoshi, Jun, and The8 to unleash some bada** street dancing in Brooklyn, N.Y. The white face make-up is theatrical and androgynous, but the physicality of the dance performance is a refined and fresh restatement that Korea feels the breaks and the beats and knows what to do about it.We could talk about quantity of YouTube views but those numbers keep going up. What should go up with the bands is affectionate respect for the talent driving musical expressions like these farther into the mainstream than Korean pop has ever been.K-Pop Group Twice Unveil Video For New Japanese SingleRead morelast_img read more

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VIDEO Watch The 2018 WilmingtonTewksbury Thanksgiving Football Game

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — For the ninth consecutive year, the Tewksbury High Redmen defeated the Wilmington High Wildcats in the teams’ Thanksgiving Day rivalry game. Tewksbury bested Wilmington in all three phases of the game with a dominant 43-0 victory at Alumni Stadium.Watch the full game game, plus pregame interviews with WHS coach Craig Turner and team captains, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”WHS Football Team To Hold Fundraiser At Woburn’s Jake ‘n Joes On September 12In “Community”Ticket Info For The Wilmington-Tewksbury Thanksgiving GameIn “Sports”last_img read more

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Speed post national sorting hub opened in Tirupati

first_imgTirupati: Delivering the articles to the public on the next day of booking will be a biggest challenge in this competitive world and Department of Posts has been meeting this challenge to a greater extent, said the Chief Post Master General (CPMG) K Balasubramanian. Speaking after inaugurating the new speed post national sorting hub at Tirupati Head Post Office premises on Friday, he said that, it was a major revenue contributing division in the entire circle and contributed immensely during last financial year to the department.last_img

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Nothing to worry over 16th amendment verdict Quader

first_imgAwami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul QuaderRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday admitted concerns over the 16th amendment annulment verdict, but said there is nothing to be anxious anout it.Also road transport and bridges minister, Quader said this, while inaugurating a Janmashtami celebration programme of Hindu community at the capital’s Palashi crossing.“I held a meeting with the chief justice over the observations given in the 16th amendment verdict. I apprised him of the party’s stance on the verdict. I also apprised the president of the party’s stance,” said Quader.“There is nothing to worry over the matter,” he added.To pursue the party’s goal, AL general secretary Obaidul Quader met chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha at his official residence on Saturday night. He stayed there for about two hours and had dinner together.“The cloud over the sky is temporary, but the sun stands forever. The temporary cloud will disappear and the sun will rise again,” noted the AL general secretary.Dwelling on the Teesta water sharing with India, Quader expressed his optimism about signing of a deal to share the waters “soon”.“Discussions have progressed to a big far. It is now only a matter of time. I can assure you that Teesta water-sharing deal will be inked,” he added.The minister requested India’s West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, as a Bengali, to extend her cooperation to solve the crisis.Mentioning that several thousand Indian soldiers had laid their lives in the liberation war of 1971, Quader said, “The amity we had built with India during in 1971 is still in our spirits.”The AL leader asked the Hindu community not to think themselves as the second class citizen.“You are the first class citizen of this country. The Hindus, the Buddhists, the Christians – all preserve the same rights that majority Muslims enjoy in the country.”He said not only Muslims, all – Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians – are freedom fighters.last_img read more

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A haven for lost children

first_imgLost girls find hope in studies at the shelter. Photo: Jewel ShilMeem was only eight years old when she was sent to Dhaka to work as a maid. That was in 2013. The very first day on the job, she was sent to buy eggs from a nearby shop. The little girl bought the eggs, but couldn’t find her way back home. She wandered here and there and finally came to Kamalapur railway station.  Scared and confused, she found herself on a train and ended up in Chittagong. It was there she found shelter in a children’s home, Upolabdhi .There are many children like Meem, lost and too young to know their addresses, some even unable to say their parents’ names or what their parents do. There are 50 such lost children sheltered at present in Upolabdhi , which appropriately means ‘feeling’. This shelter for lost little girls is located in Firingi Bazar of Chittagong city.Upolabdhi  is a private initiative to care for such lost children, bring them up, tend to their needs and send them to school. They have private tutors to help them with their studies and physicians for regular health checks. They learn to draw, recite poetry, dance and take up all sort of creative activities.This home is located on two floors of a six-storey building at 71 Shibbari Road in Firingi Bazar. Entering the building on 28 August, one could hear the chatter and laughter of the little ones. In one room, about 12 of the girls were being taught by tutors. Another group was drawing pictures. Other children were rehearsing a dance. These lost girls came from all over the country, each with a different tale to tell.Upolabdhi ’s founder general secretary Sheikh Ejabur Rahman said Meem had lost her way and came to Kamalapur railway station one day in 2013. Weak with hunger and fearful of the strange surroundings, she was weeping, when a station coolie gave her some food. Later the police brought her to this home. She is no longer frightened. She studies in class two, recites poetry and dances.Shefali Akhter is a student of class four. She explains the meaning of her name, “Shefali is a flower that blooms at night and withers in the day.” Shefali’s stepmother had sent her to work in a house in Sylhet, but she was mistreated here and so ran away. She somehow arrived at Chittagong and ended up in this home. With tears in her eyes, Shefali says she wants to study and be educated.Shefali studies at a government primary school in Firingi Bazar and is good at sports too. This year she came first in the 100 metre race, high jump, cock fight, and long jump. She does well in archery too. She dreams of becoming a cricketer one day.Other girls are doing well too, some topping their classes at school. They do well in extracurricular activities as well, displaying talent and creativity in various fields. They are strong debaters too, some bringing in prizes from various competitions. House tutor Sharmistha Chowdhury says it is a joy teaching these girls. “They will do well in life,” she says confidently.Happy endingsThere are happy endings too. Farzana was sent from Habiganj to work in Dhaka. Unable to bear the load of work, she ran away and ended up at Upolabdhi . She did not know her address, only her parents’ names. Even in Upolabdhi , she constantly yearned for her mother.One day poet Badal Syed visited Upolabdhi. This was on 25 June this year, the day before Eid-ul Fitr. He was the tax commissioner of Sylhet. Moved by Farzana’s plight, he posted up her picture with a status on Facebook and many others shared this. The very next day a woman named Rasna Akhter informed him that she knew Farzana’s parents. After proper verification, Farzana was finally reunited with her family. However, Farzana is now at Upolabdhi still, so she can carry on her studies. But she is in contact with her family.The beginningUpolabdhi was established at the initiative of Sheikh Ejabur Rahman, retired general manager of Padma Oil Company. On Friday in 2010, he had gone to the market when a little boy tugged at his shopping bag. He asked the boy where he lived. They boy replied, at the ‘night shelter’. This was a shelter for homeless children to stay at night. This piqued his curiosity and he visited the place. A local NGO would provide food and shelter at night for deprived young boys. He became a regular visitor there, doing the best he could he contribute to their welfare. Then the foreign funding one day came to a halt and the shelter shut down. It was then that he decided to start something similar on his own.From tears to smiles at Upolabdhi. Photo: Jewel ShilIn 2012, he formed a three-member committee of himself, wife Shahnaz Begum and daughter Tahsin Rahman and founded Upolabdhi. They first began to provide assistance to the shelter for girl children run by the NGO which had been in charge of the night shelter. The girl shelter was also on the verge of closure and that was when Upolabdhi took over. That was in 2015 and there were 25 girls in the shelter at the time.With help from various business organisations and friends, they rented premises and took the children there. The shelter began to expand and they set certain specific aims and objectives. Their main motto was that children should no longer live on the streets.They made legal arrangements to care for the homeless and lost girls. The children are mostly brought here by the police and they regular submit reports to the concerned police stations to update them on the status of the children.FundsThe monthly cost of running the shelter is Tk 200,000, inclusive of rent, food, medical treatment, education, and other expenses. It is run on contributions by the local people, with monthly payments from 23 members. It is a permanent institution, not a project-based one run on foreign and local funding. They have another 35 or so patrons in Chittagong. There are also those who prefer to remain anonymous.In the days to comeUpolabdhi plans on starting a skills development unit. The good students among the girls who cross 16, will be kept at the institute. Ejabur Rahman says, “Many of the children sorely feel the absence of their parents. Then again, there are many elderly people who feel the absence of their children. We plan on eventually opening an old people’s home too and these establishments will be complementary to each other.”last_img read more

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Hesburgh captures the simple faith and outsized influence of Fath …

first_img Lutheran pastor says Easter sermon about ‘violent Muslim purge’ was misunderst … Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Heather Adams Tagscivil rights homepage featured Notre Dame University Theodore Hesburgh,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Widower of Emanuel 9 victim, formerly detained pastor call for unity on prayer day By: Heather Adams News By: Heather Adams Opinion Heather Adams,Add Comment Click here to post a commentcenter_img Anti-extremism program won’t stop white hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its … August 30, 2019 Share This! Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019 News Heather Adams By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Kathleen Cummings, who is the director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, walked into her last class of the 2019 school year with a sense of sadness about her seniors.Theirs is the first Notre Dame class in more than 65 years to graduate without having the chance to know the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, president of the school from 1952 to 1987, who died the year they entered as freshmen in 2015.“They have no living experience of him,” Cummings said. “And this is just the beginning.”A new documentary titled simply “Hesburgh,” which opens nationwide today (May 3), may be the closest Cummings’ seniors will get to understanding this legendary but sometimes overlooked figure.“Hesburgh” is only the most recent vehicle aimed at keeping Hesburgh’s memory alive.In 2016, Robert Schmuhl wrote “Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record,” which was re-released in 2018 with new information. In March 2019, the Rev. Wilson Miscamble released a more measured portrait, “American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh.”A poster for the new film “Hesburgh.” Courtesy of OCP MediaBut putting Hesburgh on the screen will expose more people to the disarming combination of humility and authority that made the man known as “Father Ted” a force in a troubled time for the United States.“The number one thing I wanted to find out was, what was it about him that made him such a highly sought-after advisor and leader?” said Patrick Creadon, the director of “Hesburgh.” “That was really the fundamental question.”Ordained into Notre Dames’ founding order, the Congregation of Holy Cross, in 1943, Hesburgh began teaching in South Bend two years later. It took him just nine years to become president, at the age of 35. His outspoken intelligence, his activism and the unassailable position of his school in the 1950s and ’60s made him a resource for Presidents Eisenhower through Nixon, who together drafted him to serve on 16 presidential committees. Under Eisenhower, he began serving on the Civil Rights Commission; under Nixon, he became chair.Along the way, he picked up 150 honorary degrees — more, according to Guinness World Records, than any other person in history. He was featured on the cover of Time magazine, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and received the Congressional Gold Medal.“He did enough, one would almost expect it to be done by 10 people,” said Schmuhl, who also appears in the film.The documentary examines Hesburgh’s dedication to furthering Catholic higher education. He worked hard to pull Notre Dame out of the stereotype of a football powerhouse, making it an intellectual bastion as well. In this he had to balance the loyalty he owed the Vatican and his responsibility to the university, two things that sometimes conflicted.But the focus of the film is Hesburgh’s life off campus, particularly his political dealings, the majority of which had to do with civil rights.He was no pawn of power. Nixon praised Hesburgh in naming him to head the Civil Rights Commission, but the two men soon fell out, as Hesburgh began to criticize the administration for its policies on both civil rights and the Vietnam War.Schmuhl credits Hesburgh for putting his morality at the center of everything he did. “He was just a person who would look at the world and the problems in the world and would do what he could to try to ameliorate them,” Schmuhl said. “We don’t see that as much today.” (Then again, Schmuhl, points out, he never had to worry about reelection.)Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, left, president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, is featured in the new documentary “Hesburgh.” Photo courtesy of OCP MediaHesburgh’s political involvements are almost too complex for a film that runs in under two hours. As it intently covers Hesburgh’s involvement in the civil rights, context is sometimes lost. It’s not always obvious how Hesburgh fit into the movement, and his biographer, Miscamble, believes the film’s focus on Hesburgh exaggerates his role.”Father Ted fits in (as) what I would call a second-level figure,” said Miscamble, who was troubled that the film seemed to put Hesburgh on a par with Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders. He said he hoped the film would prompt viewers to read further to get a better perspective on the events of the time.Hesburgh, to be fair, is never caught in the film seeking any higher profile. Creadon sees Hesburgh as a person of simplicity. “He had a very strong faith. He liked to smoke cigars. He had an occasional Manhattan,” he said. “And he worked really, really hard. And worked hard in maintaining friendships.”Creadon, who began the film shortly after Hesburgh’s death, said he didn’t find anyone who didn’t admire the priest for his kindness and decency. “He was a giant in our society for almost 50 years,” said the director, “and yet his most fierce adversaries respected him profoundly.”He credits those friendships with how he came to have the influence he did.“I never saw him down,” said the Rev. Austin Collins, religious superior of Holy Cross Priests and Brothers at Notre Dame. “He was always a man of faith. He always persevered.”Creadon realized his movie could be a hard sell with the public. “We are making a film in 2019 about a Catholic priest who did some of his best work 50 years ago,” he said. “That’s a long way from “Avengers” and other box office smash hits that are out right now.”However, he now thinks it’s one of the timeliest films he has made.“It’s hard to find people like Father Ted, who try to find common ground, bring people together, build a consensus and move forward,” he said. “We’re just a long way away from that right now.”Today, Creadon fears Hesburgh would be “deeply saddened at where we are right now in this country and the lack of decency in our political atmosphere.”“I hope people come see our film “Hesburgh” and walk away with a very deep understanding that there’s another way to lead, there’s another way to be in the public arena and that there’s a place for kindness in our political world,” he said.last_img read more

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Dog Dies In Overhead Bin On United Flight Airline Apologizes

first_img Share Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesA dog died aboard a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York’s LaGuardia airport, prompting questions and outrage.A family that flew on United Airlines Monday night is mourning their dog, after the pet died in an overhead bin — an arrangement that a flight attendant had reportedly insisted upon. United says it was “a tragic accident” and that it is investigating.The incident prompted shock, outrage and sadness, particularly after it emerged that a flight attendant had required the dog, a 10-month-old French bulldog, to be placed into the overhead bin, despite the family having followed all the rules about flying with a pet in an airliner’s cabin — including using a TSA-approved pet carrier.“Why would the flight attendant force the woman to put her dog there?” wrote passenger Maggie Gremminger, in a tweet. Gremminger, who had been seated near the family, added, “I could have done something. I’m so upset.”The dog had been traveling with a woman who also had her young baby and her older daughter on the flight with her. The animal died during the more than three-hour trip. Since then, the airline has agreed that the situation never should have unfolded the way it did.In a statement, United said:“This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them. We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again.”The family was on United Flight 1284, from Houston to New York’s LaGuardia airport. Their flight Monday night lasted 3 hours and 25 minutes, according to an online tracking site. And while passengers said they had heard barking during the trip, the dog’s owners realized the dog had died after retrieving the travel carrier from the bin.“I just flew into LGA and witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a passenger to put her dog bag in the overhead bin. It was clearly a dog and while the customer was adamant about leaving it under the seat, the attendant pushed her to do so,” Gremminger wrote on Twitter.“Myself and a fellow passenger felt like that was NOT a thing. I am not a flight attendant tho. Maybe they have air ventilation in there that I didn’t know about. I tried googling rules about pets on board but didn’t have ample time before [takeoff].”“At the end of the flight, the woman found her dog, deceased. She sat in the airplane aisle on the floor crying, and all of surrounding passengers were utterly stunned.”“I am disgusted and traumatized,” Gremminger said via Twitter. “Pets are family. How could a trained flight attendant instruct a passenger to place her dog in that bin. It was her job to understand the plane and it’s rules/limitations.”The plane landed a little before 11 p.m. — but Gremminger said the experience left her unable to sleep. She began sharing the story on Twitter, including a photo of the family who lost their dog. From there, both interest and disbelief snowballed online, along with anger. Gremminger says it all became a blur, as she fielded questions and spread the story.Gremminger spoke to numerous media outlets on Tuesday, from NBC and CBS to People magazine and Fox News.It’s the latest black eye for United, which has endured a string of recent public relations nightmares, from passengers being dragged off flights to another case of a dog dying after a United domestic flight one year ago — in that case, the large animal had flown in a crate in a plane’s hold, and was under the care of United’s PetSafe program.United says its policies allow for dogs, cats and some types of pet birds (no cockatoos are allowed) to travel in its planes’ cabins. If a passenger brings a pet carrier in addition to a carry-on bag, they must pay an extra $125.“A pet traveling in cabin must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel,” United’s policy on animals reads. “The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times.”The airline adds that soft-sided kennels, like the type used by the family on Monday night’s flight, can be slightly larger because they’re able to be compressed without becoming an obstruction.Gremminger issued a final tweet on Tuesday, saying “the past 24 hours have been insane.”“My hope was to gain some media attention so that we can collectively raise our awareness about pet safety + travel.”Thanking those who have helped to spread and amplify the story, Gremminger said she hoped that a “day of shouting to media outlets” will help prevent similar tragedies from happening.“Everyone loves dogs,” she wrote. “Everyone wanted to hug that family who lost their dog last night. Everyone cares.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Galvestons Mounted Patrol Controversy Will Definitely Not Happen Here Says Houston Police

first_imgAcevedo said the Houston mounted unit handles hundreds of protests every year and the feedback is generally positive. According to Acevedo, mounted police in Houston would not lead a suspect by a rope.“That’s not our policy,” he said. “Our policy is actually to dismount to make an arrest. And if they make an arrest, they either have to walk them to the location where they’re actually going to meet the transport van or the transport unit, or just wait for the transport unit.”Police departments are likely to make changes based on the incident, according to Acevedo.“Optics matter, and I’m sure they’ll never do that again there,” Acevedo said. “And quite frankly, in the world of cyberspace and law enforcement agencies, we learn from each other’s good acts and we learn from each other when we have some controversy. And I have a feeling that departments that may not have had a policy like we have will be changing their policy as of probably yesterday, if I had to guess.” In a statement on Monday, Galveston Police Chief Vernon L. Hale, III said mounted officers were trained to use this method to detain people during some crowd control scenarios, though in this case, officers should have waited for a patrol vehicle to transport the suspect. He said the officers showed poor judgment and the department will no longer transport people in this way. According to the police department, the suspect was arrested for trespassing. Share Jen Rice/Houston Public MediaHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo.The Galveston Police Department drew national outrage after a controversial photo went viral online depicting two white police officers mounted on horseback, leading a black man by a rope down the street. The photo recalls historical images from the time of slavery and the Jim Crow era. It was posted by a Twitter user on Monday and quickly spread, catching the attention of national news.On Wednesday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo weighed in on the backlash to the Galveston police department’s policy. “It’s not going to happen here because that’s not the way we train,” Acevedo said. “It will definitely not happen here. It’s not happened here before. It’s not the way they’re trained. It’s not in our policy. And I have a very strong suspicion that it will never happen again in the city of Galveston.”THIS IS WRONG! #interruptracism #confrontbigotry #galveston #police pic.twitter.com/8nzUakDbJ9— Erin Tobz (Tobz) (@ErinTobz) August 5, 2019last_img read more

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Movistar Announces Ambitious Original Series La Unidad

first_imgPictured: Dani de la Torre “La Unidad” turns on a group of Spanish Civil Guard anti-terrorist police officers who operate as one of the world most effective agencies at preventing terrorist attacks. The group works on the fenced-off border between Morocco and the Spanish city of Melilla, one of Spain’s two enclaves on the African continent. Related Telefonica’s Movistar Continues to Grow Subscriber Base in Spain Popular on Variety MELILLA, Spain — Spain’s pay TV leader Movistar+ has announced its newest original series, the anti-terrorist police drama-thriller series “La Unidad,” which started filming last week in the small autonomous Spanish community of Melilla, located on the Moroccan coast.One of the biggest international plays to date for Movistar +, the pay TV/SVOD unit of telecom Telefonica, “La Unidad” re-teams director Dani de la Torre and writer Alberto Marini (“Sleep Tight”), who found audience and international sales success with the 2015 Venice-selected “Retribution” (“El Desconicido”), which won Spanish Academy Goya Awards for new director, editing and sound, as well as six other nominations.Marini wrote the screenplay with Amèlia Mora, a story editor on famed Spanish horror film “[REC]” and head of development on “Sleep Tight,” another key Filmax title. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img “Here one of the most complicated things in this series are the locations,” he continued. “Another is the action, because we want the action to be realistic and for the audience to believe it. That level of production is very demanding and complicated, so the challenges are different, but I would say yes, that this series will be on a level with ‘The Plague.’”Marini and Mora took three years to develop the script – long and thorough development periods are a hallmark of Movistar’s modus operandi for original series.What marks “La Unidad apart is the international spread of its locations, a large ensemble cast, an emphasis on full-on action entertainment which is designed to appeal to a broader audience rather than targeted demography, and a subject which, while highly relevant to Spain, is a global concern. Movistar +’s series have often appealed because of the universality of their characters. Here the context is equally relevant as well.According to Vaca Films’ co-founder Emma Lustres, the film will be shot like a documentary, with the camera following characters through scenes to enhance the feeling of reality for viewers. It’s a filmmaking style that De la Torre utilized with aplomb on “Retribution.”The production team is banking on the series’ international marketability. At the announcement, it suggested it will be Movistar +’s broadest targeting series to date. It boasts a large, polyglot cast and a script featuring multiple languages and regional dialects as well as scenes shot in Melilla, Tangier and Nigeria in Africa, Perpignan and Toulouse in France, and Madrid, Girona and Galicia in Spain. The series adrenaline-fueled action sequences should turn a few heads as well.“La Unidad” is scheduled to premiere spring 2020, perfect timing for festivals such as Series Mania or Canneseries which have proved fertile ground for other Movistar+ titles. Earlier this month Movistar+ women-centric dramedy series “Perfect Life,” co.written and directed by Leticia Dolera, won both best series and special performance prizes for its three lead actresses at Canneseries. CREDIT: Juan Herrero/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Mariano Barroso Shoots Basque Conflict Origins Story ‘La Linea Invisible’ The group is led by Carla, played by four-time Goya nominee and one time winner Nathalie Poza, who runs the unit like a family. When her unit captures the most wanted terrorist in the world, it makes Spain the prime target for his followers, including his son, who are all willing to die for their cause.The series is produced by Movistar+ and A Coruña-based Vaca Films, the latter having produced “Retribution” and De la Torre’s “The Shadow of the Law,” as well as standout titles in Spain’s recent crime thriller cannon, such as 2009’s “Cell 211,” a co-production with Morena Films, and Miguel Angel Vivas’ 2010 breakout “Kidnapped.”Launching its first original high-end drama series “Velvet Collection” in 2017, and aiming to release some 19 new or returning series this year, Movistar + has never hidden its ambition to become the most important content producer in the Spanish-speaking world, making a sufficient volume of series to attract distinct demographies to an integrated mobile-broadband-TV offer in Spain and now Latin America, where it announced its first series during MipTV.16th century mafia-crime thriller “The Plague,” which unleashes Season 2 later this year, stands out as Movistar’s most ambitious series to date in both budget and scale. But, according to Domingo Corral, the company’s director of original fiction, “La Unidad” promises the same level of scale, only applied a bit differently.All Movistar + Original Series are  “important in some way, but in terms of scale yes, this series is of an ambition very similar to ‘The Plague,’ he said in Melilla.But, this has a different complexity to “The Plague.” Corral explained at a press Q&A held after the day’s shooting wrapped.last_img read more

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Talking Ice Cream Man with W Maxwell Prince

first_imgStay on target ‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast UniverseDamon Lindelof Starts Beef With Alan Moore Ahead of HBO’s ‘Watch… Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Ice Cream Man is one of the weirdest and bizarrely wonderful anthology series not scared to go off the deep in and dive straight in. How did this story come to be? Was this always something you wanted to write?First off: thank you!  We at team ICM are nothing if not proud deep-end divers.I came to Ice Cream Man sort of obliquely: around Fall of 2016, I finished both an Image OGN, One Week in the Library, and a little IDW ditty called The Electric Sublime.Those were sort of opposite exercises:  the former was an attempt to make very tight, short interconnected stories, and the latter was typical ongoing “serial” fare.And I found, after all was said and done, that my natural strengths were in compression, not protraction.  So I decided to make my next project one-shots.As for how the book took its final form: a lot of drifting off on the subway and trying to figure out what’s good.

Ice Cream Man reminds us of anthology stories such as Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, but with a constant fear of what lies deep within suburbia. Were these types of anthologies a source of inspiration? What were some other inspirations for writing Ice Cream Man?Oh, absolutely.  I’ve never seen Black Mirror, but Twilight Zone accounted for much of my childhood media diet.  My parents subscribed to this TZ VHS club, and every month a new tape with 5 or 6 episodes would show up in the mail, which we’d watch on Friday nights.ICM also borrows from a lot of literary short fiction: Denis Johnson, George Saunders, Isaac Babel, Grace Paley, Robert Coover.  The sorts of people that are able to do really impressive acrobatics in just a handful of pages.
via Image ComicsIce Cream Man has some really emotional and fucked stories, does it ever feel heavy to write? If so, how to do you wind down from writing such heavy material? It absolutely does. It’s actually the reason we took 2 months off between issues 4 and 5 – I was emotionally exhausted from writing these things, many of the details pulled from real-life. My wife will read the chapters and look at me in a kind of disappointed way. She’ll finish an issue and turn to me and say, “It’s so dark.”Which is weird to her, because I’m a pretty happy person, and I look at writing as a hopeful act. But there’s no denying that there’s some insidious laced through the first 4 issues.And that’s largely why Caleb shows up. I see him as kind of the prevailing voice inside my head, saying “Hey, wait a second! Things don’t have to be ALL bad.”People are suffering, sure. But there’s also a lot of good stuff mixed in. I hope we can show that more in the second arc.One thing that’s particularly interesting book is that no character appears twice within the series except for Rick. You develop such a world around him that he naturally weaves in and out of, destroying (or helping) lives in the process. How did you develop the stories within the issues? Did you plan out each of the stories before knowing how Rick fit or establish it around Rick? It’s weird, because the series is named for Rick, and all of the marketing material for the book kind of brings him to the front.  But for me, the meat of ICM is these other people—lost sorts, folks with a sense of absenteeism about them. So I approach each chapter looking to zoom in on a particularly sad or suffering person.  Then the hope is that beyond the gloomy stuff, I can illuminate something interesting or universal or whatever about their fucked up lives.And then the ICM—like an earworm—wiggles his way in, either as a kind of narrative scaffolding, or a breeze blowing through the chapter.  I’m not sure how to explain it.So, you mentioned Caleb before, the mysterious man in black who seems to be the opposite of Rick. Can you give us a sneak peek into the history or future of Caleb and Rick? Will there be a rivalry? There is most certainly a rivalry.  All I’m at liberty to say now is that Rick and Caleb have known each other for a very long time—possibly longer than the world has existed.
via Image ComicsHow did you come up with the illustrious and brilliant Rick, the Ice Cream Man himself?! He’s so devious in the best of ways.He’s mostly just the creepy voice in my head, turned up to 11.  But this is a good opportunity to talk about his design:  Martín and Chris have done an excellent job of rendering him with a real duality: a man who simultaneously looks like he can save your neck or break it, depending on his mood.I love watching them bring that weirdo to life.
Super silly questions: What’s your favorite type of ice cream? (Toppings can also be included. :D) Also, what would the name of your ice cream business be if you could have one? Not silly at all—this is one of the few litmuses by which we can know whether or not to trust a person.I live in New York, so my all-time favorite is a chocolate Mister Softee cone with chocolate sprinkles.

Thank you so much for talking with Geek! Are there any other projects you’re working on that our readers should look out for? Thank YOU.  I’ve got some other stuff in the works, but I’m unfortunately a real slow worker.  With any luck, I’ll be able to announce a few things very soon!Ice Cream Man is now available on Comixology and Ice Cream Man Vol. 1: Rainbow Sprinkles will be available June 20th.last_img read more

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Play with colours greenery on walls

first_imgYou may not be able to escape the sweltering heat when you are outside, but you can make your home a cool haven by playing around with colours and adding greenery to your walls, suggest experts. A colour palette, when used well, can help in creating a naturally refreshing environment at home. Experts suggest few decor trends, in hues that range from cool blues and soothing greens to mellow yellows:4For a blissful green escape: Surround yourself with the colours of a secret garden, leaving everything else a pristine white. The colour green is well-associated with nature, allowing a room to feel relaxing to the eyes and refreshing for your mind. When paired with white, this palette can turn a bland room into a welcoming paradise. Green is also one of the easiest colours to adorn your interiors as pairing various shades of green with just about any other colour can work beautifully. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4For a breezy haven: Large plants and strong colours are natural decor accents that bring lushness into one’s home. This summer, transform your interiors into a cool breezy tropical paradise with the help of verdant aquatic colours with a cheerful palette of cool blues, mellow yellows, bright oranges and lush greens. These colours will make sure that your time home is a breeze and you feel the freshness of an aquatic theme.4For an eccentric summer makeover: Given our busy lifestyles and the sweltering heat to add to it, we all need an escape. Let your home be that much needed exotic escape by curating one area in your home. Mix and match cool blue and violet walls fearlessly, framing it with crisp white accents. Natural materials and details make this a room for all to enjoy. Colours such as blues and whites are cool colours as they help keep our mind cool and relaxed even during the summers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4For a refreshing classic look: A carefully curated palette of white and near white tones that form a blank canvas to your artistic home. As a trend, masterpiece white walls are refreshing. Radiant light coming in through the windows is the accent in these calm rooms. Bring artwork to focus by trying out alternative accent wall colours.Experts also recommend vertical gardens as they can transform your dull walls immediately and purify the environment too. Vertical gardens not only add to the aesthetic value of the walls but they come with a lot of functional benefits also. The thick vegetation limits the movement of heat and helps to regulate sunlight and temperature even during the hot afternoons that makes it a perfect fit for summer decors.Some varieties of plants are also useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside modern buildings. In addition to this, incorporating vertical gardens in the decor of any building brings a living element to the environment and being around greenery helps in reducing the stress levels also.last_img read more

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Syndicate Yourself

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Have a blog? It has an RSS feed. Sell on eBay? That has RSS as well. Have a Yelp listing, a YouTube channel or a Twitter account? They’ve got one, too. Now don’t leave them languishing–start syndicating your feeds to build traffic, reach your target market and keep your web presence up to date. Where can you start?Build a master feed of all your online activity. Head to FriendFeed.com and input your various social sites, blogs and other feeds to create a “lifestream” that can link people to all your content–and let them comment on it, too.Create different widgets to put on your sites and profiles. Go to Widgetbox.com and enter your feed URL. Then add a custom header, play around with the appearance settings and publish it on MySpace, Facebook or anywhere else you can paste some HTML.Turn your blog into an e-newsletter. Sign up for FeedBurner and activate e-mail subscriptions, or set up a FeedBlitz.com newsletter so your audience can get daily updates from you in their inbox.Get eyeballs on Amazon. If you’re a published author, you can syndicate your feed on your AmazonConnect profile. If you don’t have a book, apply to get your blog on Amazon Kindle’s subscription list–you’ll get a 30 percent cut from each subscriber’s fee.Don’t forget to look for other places you can drop your feed (like news services and social site profiles) to send links back to your site and build a dynamic online identity. 2 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.center_img May 18, 2009 Listen Nowlast_img read more

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Google Chrome password export and import

first_imgGoogle Chrome: password export and import by Martin Brinkmann on July 10, 2017 in Google Chrome – Last Update: April 18, 2018 – 47 commentsGoogle Chrome users who wanted to export or import passwords had to use experimental features or third-party tools up until now to do so.Chrome allowed users to import passwords during setup, but Chrome did not offer options to run import or export operations until recently.The following guide shows how you can import or export passwords using Google Chrome. Note that the methods described require Chrome 66 or newer.Chrome: how to import passwordsYou can run password imports at any time in Chrome if you missed to import passwords from other browsers during setup or want to run the import operation sometime after installation.You can import passwords from the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.Here is what you need to do:Load chrome://settings/importData in the Chrome address bar to open the Import bookmarks and settings menu.Select Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer.Make sure “saved passwords” is selected.Click on the import button to start the process.Chrome imports passwords from the selected web browser. You can repeat the process for the other browser that is supported.Tip: If you need to import passwords from a browser that Chrome does not support, check if Firefox or Internet Explorer support importing passwords from that browser.  While that prolongs the process, you may use it to get passwords from an unsupported browser into Chrome.Chrome: how to export passwordsYou can export saved passwords starting with Chrome 66. Note that the passwords are saved to a plain text CSV file; anyone with access to the file may read (and use) all passwords listed in the file.Let me show you how to export passwords in Chrome:Load chrome://settings/passwords in the browser’s address bar.Click on the menu icon (the three dots) on the Saved Passwords line.Select Export passwords from the menu that opens.Activate the “export passwords” button on the warning screen.Type your Windows username and password for verification.Select a location to save the password file to.Old ContentGoogle Chrome users can import saved passwords from Internet Explorer or Safari, but Google never added an option to the browser to import or export passwords using the browser’s UI untiWhile Chrome users may use sync to synchronize their passwords to other devices they use Chrome on, users who don’t use sync or want to import Chrome passwords into another browser cannot use that functionality.This leaves browser extensions, and an experimental password import and export option. Google Chrome users could enable the flag up until recently to enable password importing and exporting.With Google changing Chrome’s interfaces and such, that option on its own is no longer functional. While it is still possible to enable the flag, the menu to export or import passwords is not linked anymore anywhere in Chrome.There is a solution however, and this guide explains how that is done right now.Old content that is no longer valid. It may still be useful if you run older versions of the Chrome browser.Update: Google removed the option to export and import passwords directly in Chrome 61. There is no way currently to export Chrome passwords directly using the web browser.The only three options you have are to either import the passwords using a different web browser, e.g.Firefox. Vivaldi or Opera, use a third-party software like the free Nirsoft application ChromePass, or use a password management extension.ChromePass lists all passwords of Google Chrome, and comes with an option to export the data.The final option that you have is to use a password management extension for Chrome. While that won’t give you direct access to your data, it means that you get access to your passwords on any device and in any browser the password manager supports. You can check out LastPass for that for instance.Google Chrome: password export and importThe first thing that needs to be done is to enable the flag.Load chrome://flags/#password-import-export in the browser’s address bar.Activate the selection menu and set the flag to enabled.Chrome displays a prompt to restart the web browser. Use it to restart the browser.The feature works in Chrome for Windows, Linux, Mac and Chrome OS.Importing or exporting passwordsAll that is left to do at this point is to load chrome://settings-frame/passwords. This internal URL is not linked in Chrome, and needs to be loaded directly.It displays all saved passwords, and options to import or export passwords. If you select export, all passwords stored in Chrome are saved to a CSV file. Note that this file is not encrypted, and that anyone with access may open it to list account information. The import accepts csv files.One application for this is to transfer the saved passwords to another Chrome installation without using Sync. Many password managers support csv files as well, so that the passwords that are saved in Chrome can be imported so that they become available through the password manager as well.The fate of the password export and import option of Google Chrome is unknown at this point in time. It is possible that Google is working on introducing the functionality in the material design refresh of Chrome in the future, but also that the company decides to remove the functionality completely from the browser.Anyway, Chrome users who were wondering whether it is (still) possible to import or export passwords in Chrome, know that it is still possible now.We will update the guide if things change again. If you noticed a change that we have not yet, let us know please by leaving a comment below, or by using the contact option instead. We appreciate that, thanks! (via Caschy)SummaryArticle NameGoogle Chrome: password export and importDescriptionThe guide provides you with instructions on importing passwords into Google Chrome, and exporting saved Google Chrome passwords.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Rocco Forte Hotels fo

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterRocco Forte Hotels, founded in 1997 by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the family-owned hotel group. Last year, Sir Rocco announced plans to double the size of the company in the next 5 years. Just 1 year on, this vision is well underway with the addition of 3 hotels to the group taking the number of hotels from 10 to 13.A hotel in Shanghai will open in 2019, constituting the group’s first move into the Asia Pacific market. The newly built Rocco Forte hotel will take centre stage at the Longhua International Aviation Service Centre, a new urban complex in Shanghai’s Xuhui Riverside area known as West Bund. Rocco Forte Hotels is the exclusive luxury international hotel provider to the project, having been selected by the founders, Longhua International.The new modern area will span 7.2 hectares, with an overall floor space of 510,000 square metres dedicated to business and government office spaces, retail and fashion outlets, cultural amenities such as theatres, and other landscaped recreational spaces. The hotel will take over the top 15 floors of the newly created tallest building of the development and will include around 240 rooms and suites, all with views of the city, with a swimming pool and spa on the 52nd floor.Sir Rocco has also announced that a second Rocco Forte hotel will open in Rome in 2019, following the ongoing success of the Hotel de Russie, the renowned Rocco Forte Hotels property in the city. Rocco Forte Hotels will redevelop Hotel De La Ville in partnership with the real estate division of Reale Group. Perched at the summit of the Spanish Steps, in the very heart of the city, the new hotel will have 105 rooms and echo Hotel de Russie and the other Rocco Forte Hotels in levels of comfort and luxury, with design by Tomasso Ziffer and Olga Polizzi.Further announcements of developments will be made throughout the anniversary year of 2017–2018.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Larnaca council to take legal action against oil company permits

first_imgThe Larnaca municipal council announced on Tuesday that it would take legal action against the irregular renewal of the permits for energy giant Noble and oil and gas services company Medserv to continue to use storage facilities at the town’s port.It said when the two companies had their permits to use Larnaca port facilities renewed last month legal procedures were bypassed, while the same happened a year ago.“The renewal of the permits in question was done with the consent of the transport ministry as it was deemed that it does not affect the procedure and government plans for the redevelopment of the Larnaca port,” the municipal council said in an announcement.The council expressed its discontent over the renewal, which, it said, was under the same terms and preconditions as a year ago, while the companies would use the facilities for storage purposes only.It said that it would take legal measures against these actions, as “the legal procedures were not followed a year ago for granting permission to the companies Noble and Medserv (Cyprus) Ltd to use facilities of the port as well as for the renewal of these permits”.The Larnaca municipality was never informed of the permit renewal, the council said, despite it sending a letter to the Ports Authority (CPA) asking for a briefing.It added that it would also send letters to complain to the transport minister and the Cyprus Ports Authority for these actions without informing the municipal council.Energy companies were told last year that they had to move their support base to Limassol after the Larnaca municipal council voted against extending the permit for Medserv’s facilities at the town’s port.Medserv provides oil and gas exploration support services out of the port. Larnaca residents feared the port would be turned into an industrial hub with all the attendant health and environmental risks.Larnaca municipality’s decision to reject a request to extend the operation of MedServ angered those directly involved and caused widespread disappointment in the industry, even more so as the move was ‘respected’ by the government.The government decided at the time not to override the municipality’s decision, amid speculation it did not wish to antagonise Larnaca’s residents in the run up to last year’s parliamentary elections.Energy companies however, prefer to have their onshore support base at Larnaca as the water depth is more than sufficient for support vessels to wade into the harbor, and the port is nowhere near as congested as that in Limassol.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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