First Nation lets wind fill its energy sails

first_imgAPTN National NewsA First Nation in Ontario is trying to make a go of it using green energy.The M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island is hoping the wind will help fill in some financial holes.APTN’s Julien Gignac reports.jgignac@aptn.calast_img

Will resolve identity issue of Gorkhas CM

first_imgDarjeeling: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday stated that she will resolve the identity issue of the Gorkhas and work out a permanent solution. On a campaign tour of North Bengal, Banerjee preached the mantra of unity at Naxalbari in Darjeeling.Flanked by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Binay Tamang, TMC candidate Amar Singh Rai and TMC leader Goutam Deb along with tribal leaders and tea garden workers, Banerjee stated: “We are together- Hill and plains. This is India. This is Bengal. Here Bengalis, Gorkhas, Adivasis and minorities are all one. There is no difference.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe Chief Minister said BJP is the root cause of all unrest. “We placate the Hills while BJP fans communal fire. Even CPI(M) and Congress follow suit. There is full understanding between BJP, Congress and CPI(M) in Bengal,” alleged Banerjee. She stated that TMC does not want clashes, murder, unrest and political strife. “We want peace and development. We want to work together. We want schools, hospitals, roads and tea gardens to be opened,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe TMC supremo also expressed her gratitude towards the GJM. “We are together. We have fielded a son of the soil- Amar Singh Rai. We need someone to stand by the people through thick and thin, not someone who always runs away to Delhi.” Banerjee stated that the 2019 election is very important. “You have to throw out the BJP government from Delhi. They have fooled you. During the last general election and election campaign in North Bengal, Narendra Modi had clearly stated that if voted to power the Union government would take over and run all the locked out tea gardens of Terai and Dooars. Not a single one has been taken over,” she added. The TMC supremo alleged that Modi has also hoodwinked the Gorkhas. “During a campaign in 2014, Narendra Modi had assured that if voted to power, he would carve out Gorkhaland. Forget Gorkhaland, they did not give a central university to the Hills either,” stated Banerjee. The state government on the other hand has sanctioned a university in the Hills. Banerjee stated that despite the Assembly segments of the Darjeeling Parliamentary constituency including Matigarah-Naxalbari, Phansidewa, Siliguri having Congress and Left Front MLAs, she has never been deterred from carrying out development activities. “We have provided rations, free health care, free education and drinking water in closed tea gardens as well. I come every month so that you all don’t feel neglected,” she said to the people. Banerjee then announced a host of schemes and development activities of her government. “We will also work out a permanent solution for the Gorkha identity issue,” assured Mamata Banerjee. Without naming anyone, Banerjee alleged that the loot amassed during demonetisation is now being spent during elections. She gave a clarion call to the people, urging them to vote sensibly to oust the Modi government from power.last_img read more

Princess Lalla Salma Chairs Board Of Directors Of Lalla Salma Foundation

first_imgRabat- Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment chaired, Thursday in Rabat, the Board of Directors of the Lalla Salma Foundation.On this occasion, the Council examined the 2013 accounts and the reports to be submitted to the Annual General Meeting of the Foundation.According to a statement of the Foundation, released at the end of the Council, the 2013 results were marked by the completion and launch of two Gynecologic Oncology centers in Rabat and Casablanca, and the launch of four reproductive health centers for the diagnosis of breast and cervical cancer in Hay Mohammadi, Ain Sbaa, Mohammedia, and Tangier. The Foundation stated that the rehabilitation of the National Oncology Institute, in collaboration with the University Hospital of Rabat, is ongoing and work is continuing on schedule, adding that the construction works of the regional oncology center of Meknes are completed to 99 pc and that the center is set to open in April 2014.According to the same source, all cancer patients treated in cancer centers, and public RAMED cardholders have access to 100 pc of the anticancer drugs available. It also notes that 2013 was marked by the consolidation of cancer research, with the call for research projects that resulted in the selection of 11 projects that will be funded for 3 years starting 2014.The Foundation hailed the tobacco-free high schools project which currently covers 93 pc of schools throughout the country, noting that the tobacco-free businesses project now comprises 45 companies and has yielded meaningful results.Concerning international cooperation, the Lalla Salma Foundation is currently considered a pioneering platform in the fight against cancer in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean and Africa (MEA) through the leadership role played by HRH Princess Lalla Salma at the international level and the support of the Lalla Salma Foundation in the fight against cancer in Africa.At this meeting, members of the Council welcomed the personal commitment of Princess Lalla Salma and the quality of management of the Foundation.In a statement to the press after the meeting, Secretary General of the Lalla Salma Foundation, Latifa Labida, stressed that 2013 was marked by the significant expansion of the Foundation’s activities in all areas of intervention, and the growing confidence of donors and national and international partners in the Foundation.last_img read more

Boeing didnt tell airlines that safety alert wasnt on

NEW YORK — Boeing says it didn’t tell pilots and airlines that a safety alert on its 737 Max jets was not working until after one of the planes crashed in Indonesia last year.The safety alert, called an “angle of attack” (AOA) indicator, tells pilots if a sensor is transmitting bad data. It was designed to warn pilots about the kind of sensor malfunction that occurred in the crash in Indonesia and another five months later in Ethiopia. It had been operational in previous versions of the 737, but was switched off in the 737 Max.Boeing said Sunday that the planes could be flown safely without the alert, but said it will be included in the 737 Max before the planes are flown again.The Associated Press

Heart Health Month New app from Brock research team aims to help

Grace Cabral knew she had a family history of cancer, but never thought the pain and discomfort she was experiencing at the age of 45 were early symptoms of heart disease.“When I think back, I know now that I had been having early warning signs of a heart attack for about seven months before it happened,” Cabral says. “If I would have known I was at risk and there was a tool to track my symptoms, I definitely would have used it.”February is Heart Health Month, and based on research examining how people want to learn about heart disease, Brock University researcher Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy has launched a new web app to help identify symptoms before it’s too late.“The earlier you are able to recognize serious signs and symptoms that lead to heart disease, the faster you can mitigate them and move toward better heart health,” says O’Keefe-McCarthy, Assistant Professor in Brock’s Department of Nursing. “This cutting-edge, online screening tool will help patients and clinicians identify symptoms of encroaching heart disease and assess individuals at risk.”The premise behind the app is the development of the Prodromal Symptoms Screening Scale, which aims to proactively identify problematic symptoms — indicative of the development of coronary artery disease — that people experience months, weeks and days before a heart attack strikes.Along with the screening of possible prodromal symptoms, which are specific warning signs, the tool includes a risk factor profile including targeted screening for women who may have had gestational diabetes or hypertension, predisposing them to the development of heart disease earlier on in life.The online screening tool was developed by a team of 12 people, led by O’Keefe-McCarthy, including researchers from Brock and the University of New Brunswick, clinical partner Niagara Health, industry partner Pivot Design Group, community partners and knowledge users from Heart Niagara, Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses, along with male and female patients.“Many patients who have suffered a heart attack look back on symptoms they have experienced, not realizing they were red flags,” says O’Keefe-McCarthy. “Through research funded by the Women’s College Hospital Research Institute’s Women’s Xchange, we learned that patients and health-care professionals wanted to become more educated about these early indicators and requested that information and tools were developed in this format.”Cabral was one participant who shared her personal story, which helped to further validate the findings that developed the 13-item tool that also identifies a person’s modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, on top of the early warning signs.Cabral wants the public to realize it can be difficult to recognize heart disease, because it is often not spoken about, particularly among women.“I would get a burning feeling in my chest or suddenly feel so winded, as if I couldn’t get enough air,” she says. “Since these symptoms usually occurred with increased activity or after a meal, I never thought anything of it. If I did, I rationalized it as being tired, out of shape, or that it must have been something I ate.”In April 2017, while on a walk with a friend, Cabral experienced what she described as hot burning water poured all over her chest.“I had to stop and bend over to catch my breath and I had unusual belching. I blamed the onions I had at dinner. I also had pain in the centre of my back, between my shoulder blades that would not go away,” Cabral recalls. “It was like a steel rod was pushing inward and my solution was to try to stretch it out. I also had pains in my right hand, shoulder and into my jaw. It never crossed my mind it could be my heart.”Cabral pushed through the pain and carried on, despite a passing thought that she might be making a fatal mistake.“The pain was awful, and I thought for a minute that I might die, but I never really thought it was a definite possibility, so when I got home, I went to bed.”Despite not sleeping because of the back pain, she still went to work the next morning, where a co-worker saw there was something wrong and took her to the hospital. There, doctors confirmed Cabral’s heart was not getting enough oxygen.Cabral, who is grateful to be alive, has been going to cardiac rehabilitation ever since and became involved in Brock’s Heart Health Education Research in September 2018.“My role in developing the screening tool has been to help interpret the study results as it applies to a woman’s experience of heart disease and act as a health advocate,” Cabral says. “The app is very user-friendly, and the results show various levels of urgency to go see your health-care provider.”The various spectrums include:Green, which is a need to start thinking about heart health and risk factorsYellow to orange, which is a moderate level of urgency and a recommendation to talk to a health-care providerRed, which shows definite signs of a problem and a need for an immediate cardiac work up with detailed evaluation of your risk factors and overall heart health“The results are provided in a downloadable file that patients can keep with their medical files and share with their health care providers,” says O’Keefe-McCarthy. “The Prodromal Symptoms Screening Scale is intended to be used annually as a way to guide both patients and clinicians to identify encroaching heart disease, explore problematic symptoms and assess individuals at risk.”Future research is planned for the scale and will examine the differences in early warning symptoms between women and men who are first-time heart attack survivors versus those who have survived multiple heart attacks.The free heart health app is only available through the Prodromal Symptoms Screening Scale website. For more information on early warning signs and resources available, visit the Heart Innovation Research Program website. read more

Lunchtime Fix 7 things you need to know

first_img Source: Mark Simpson/Twitter Fair play to Rory McIlroy. Fielded 5 questions about Caroline at Wentworth. Then politely asked to talk about golf. pic.twitter.com/riusfZFYjp— Mark Simpson (@BBCMarkSimpson) May 21, 2014 4. A search continues today for missing Dublin man George Manson. The Coast Guard helicopter, garda dogs and mountain rescue teams have been dispatched to help find the 76-year-old.5. The trial of Seán Fitzpatrick – due to start on 7 October – has been pushed back until 2015, reports RTÉ News. His legal team said they needed more time to examine the “significant amount of evidence” in the case which relates to bank loans not disclosed to auditors.The former Anglo chairman was found not guilty of all charges in the last case taken against him, after which he talked about the “six years of great personal difficulty”. Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube6. Rory McIlroy said the sending of his wedding invites was the moment he knew he wasn’t ready for marriage. The golfer called off his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, issuing a statement this morning, and then answering questions at a press conference. WHAT’S THE STORY?1. Banker-turned-US consultant David Drumm is to take the stand at a bankruptcy trial today, hoping to prove he did not defraud his creditors. Have questions? Can he go to jail? Will he be extradited? We’ve got the answers.Remember that time Charlie Bird tried to talk to him at his home in Cape Cod, Boston?2. Taoiseach Enda Kenny doesn’t want Alan Shatter to accept the €70,000 severance pay due to him – but he can’t do anything to stop him. Source: Julien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images3. Xenophobic messages that appeared overnight at Newlands Cross on the N7 are to be removed immediately, the NRA said today. 7. Meanwhile, another sportsman has got himself into hot water on Twitter. Joe Brolly branded Sky Sport’s newly-revealed GAA presenter – and former equestrian show jumper – Rachel Wyse a “Baywatch babe”. It wasn’t long before Twitter called him out – and he apologised.Catch up on the rest of today’s stories>last_img read more

BNSF invests 125M in states track system

first_imgA broad capital investment effort now underway is steering an estimated $125 million in maintenance work and improvements to BNSF Railway’s track system in Washington this year, the company announced Monday.The work will include almost 2,800 miles of track surfacing and undercutting across the state, plus the replacement of about 175 miles of rail and 110,000 railroad ties, according to BNSF.Crews are focusing much of their attention on the company’s Columbia River Gorge line, which connects directly to the Vancouver area. From Vancouver east to Wishram, a stretch of about 100 miles, workers will replace some 26,000 wood ties and 5,700 concrete ties, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. Most of that work was completed earlier this year; the rest is expected to wrap up this fall.One of the busier stretches of railroad in the region, BNSF’s Gorge corridor sees as many as 35 trains pass through in a 24-hour period, Melonas said.The statewide upgrades resulted in about 300 permanent new hires in Washington, Melonas said. Close to 100 of those came from the Vancouver area, he added.last_img read more

Kelso man rescued after spending night near Mount St Helens

first_imgA Kelso man spent the night in the wilderness near Mount St. Helens after injuring his leg while hiking Sunday evening. A Coast Guard helicopter lifted Angus Kunz off a hillside above Castle Lake around 9 a.m. Monday and flew him to PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, according to Cowlitz County Chief Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig.His hiking partner Jason Cook, of Toutle, called 911 around 9:45 p.m. Sunday to report that Kunz had injured his leg and could not hike out of the rugged terrain. The county’s search and rescue team was sent to the area, which is about 7 miles southwest of the mountain, and found the pair around 3 a.m. Monday. “He was too injured to walk out on his own, and the terrain was too steep to carry him,” Rosenzweig said. The crew decided to wait until daylight to get Kunz off the mountain. Besides his leg injury, Kunz was exhausted and dehydrated, Rosenzweig said.last_img read more

Microsoft invests 1 billion in OpenAI for supercomputing tech

first_img 0 Share your voice null OpenAI CEO Sam Altman (left) and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures Microsoft has invested $1 billion in OpenAI and reached a multiyear deal with the artificial intelligence research startup to jointly develop new supercomputing tech, the companies said Monday. OpenAI will run its services on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform.San Francisco-based OpenAI, which launched in 2015, has repeatedly emphasized its focus on the ethical use of artificial intelligence that “benefits all of humanity.” Microsoft and OpenAI said that artificial intelligence, a term used to describe how a machine can understand any intellectual task like a human being, should be used to resolve “currently intractable” problems such as the global climate crisis. “AI is one of the most transformative technologies of our time and has the potential to help solve many of our world’s most pressing challenges,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement. “By bringing together OpenAI’s breakthrough technology with new Azure AI supercomputing technologies, our ambition is to democratize AI — while always keeping AI safety front and center — so everyone can benefit.”OpenAI is backed by prominent tech leaders such as Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist, co-founder of PayPal and a Facebook board member. The company has a unique structure. It started out as a nonprofit but earlier this year, the nonprofit created a for-profit company that the nonprofit’s board still controls. OpenAI calls the hybrid a “capped-profit” company.The new collaboration with Microsoft comes at a time when cloud services for OpenAI have reportedly become a significant cost. OpenAI has been an Azure customer since 2016, Microsoft said. Earlier this year OpenAI offered a glimpse into GPT-2, a AI-powered text generator that focuses on reading comprehension, answering questions and summarizing. “We are in the process of porting our Rapid project to run on Azure,” an OpenAI representative said. “Rapid is a large-scale reinforcement learning software we’ve been developing for the last few years, and was used to train both our Dota agents and the robotic hand.”Originally published July 22 at 8:01 a.m. PT.Update, 9:25 a.m.: Adds comment from Microsoft. 3:02 Artificial intelligence (AI) Microsoftcenter_img Tags The farm of the future is in the cloud Computers Sci-Tech Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Impossible to unlock new iPhones Apple tells US court

first_imgApple Inc (AAPL.O) told a U.S. judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be “impossible” with devices using its latest operating system, but the company has the “technical ability” to help law enforcement unlock older phones.Apple’s position was laid out in a brief filed late Monday, after a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, New York, sought its input as he weighed a U.S. Justice Department request to force the company to help authorities access a seized iPhone during an investigation.In court papers, Apple said that for the 90 percent of its devices running iOS 8 or higher, granting the Justice Department’s request “would be impossible to perform” after it strengthened encryption methods.Those devices include a feature that prevents anyone without the device’s passcode from accessing its data, including Apple itself.The feature was adopted in 2014 amid heightened privacy concerns following leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance programs.Apple told U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein it could access the 10 percent of its devices that continue to use older systems, including the one at issue in the case. But it urged the judge to not require it to comply with the Justice Department’s request.”Forcing Apple to extract data in this case, absent clear legal authority to do so, could threaten the trust between Apple and its customers and substantially tarnish the Apple brand,” Apple’s lawyers wrote.A spokeswoman for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, whose office is handling the case, declined comment.Earlier this month, Orenstein expressed skepticism about whether he could require Apple to disable security on the iPhone, citing Congress’ failure to act on the issue of encryption despite the urging of the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.Orenstein deferred ruling until Apple had a chance to say if it was “technically feasible and, if so, whether compliance with the proposed order would be unduly burdensome.”Apple in its brief said it limited its views to those questions rather than the broader legal issue at hand, which it called “important.” In an order Tuesday, Orenstein invited Apple to address that issue. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday.The case is In re Order requiring Apple, Inc to assist in the execution of a search warrant issued by the court, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, No. 15-mc-01902.last_img read more

Set of 5000yearold board game pieces discovered in Turkey

first_imgWhile excavating a 5,000 year-old burial mound at Başur Höyük near Siirt in southeast Turkey, archaeologists have unearthed a set of carved stones that may represent the earliest recorded gaming tokens. The stones depict dogs, pyramids, pigs, and other shapes with each set of tokens painted a different color. There were even dice.Archaeologists have matched these 49 apparent game pieces with similar objects found in several sites in Syria and Iraq. At these locations, the stones were found alone, so they were assumed to be counting stones, not part of a game. This mysterious game might have been a common way to pass the time in ages past. The Başur Höyük site dates to 3100-2900 BCE, suggesting board games like this one may have originated in the Fertile Crescent and Egypt before spreading outward.Some bits of decomposed wood were also found in close proximity to the stone game pieces. Researchers are hoping that they will provide some hints on the rules of the game, which seems to have something to do with the number 4 — most of the tokens are in sets of four or eight.The site where the game pieces were discovered also contained a large cache of beads and pottery, which indicates it was connected to an individual in the ruling class. This reinforces evidence from other Mesopotamian sites and Egyptian writings that board games were common among the elite in the ancient world. Some tombs from Mesopotamian societies dating around 3,000 BCE have contained intricate game boards and pieces from the “Game of Twenty Squares.”The game pieces were found in one of nine graves at the Başur Höyük site. Archaeologists are going over the area more closely in search of more related pieces.last_img read more

A look at Ubuntu 1804 Budgie

first_imgA look at Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on July 12, 2018 in Linux – 12 commentsI’ve been really wanting to like Budgie, but haven’t had the best experiences with using it on various systems, as you can read in my look at Solus and an attempt at Manjaro; but when I installed Ubuntu Budgie, I found almost complete harmony.Installation of Ubuntu Budgie was straightforward and there isn’t any sense in getting too deep into it.However, I would like to explicitly point out something I saw in the installation process that I absolutely loved, and that was the inclusion of a choice between a minimal, or a normal installation.The installation says that the minimal installation includes “Web browser and basic utilities” whereas the normal installation is what you would come to expect, Office, browser, music/video applications, etc.So, if you just want to start with the basics or have little storage space on the device, start with minimal.You can download Ubuntu Budgie from the official website. Note that it is recommended to pick 18.04 or whichever release is the newest and not one of the older releases still available for download as the support period is much too short for these releases.As far as requirements go, the developers state that Ubuntu Budgie runs ideal on computers with at least 2 Gigabytes of RAM (32-bit) or 4 Gigabytes of RAM (64-bit).Look and FeelUbuntu Budgie, is gorgeous. Easily the most attractive (in my opinion) distribution I have come across, in its default appearence. The animations, the wallpaper, the inclusion of the Plank dock on the left side of the screen, the themes…Everything is gorgeous. If you’re someone who enjoys eyecandy, you won’t be disappointed.The one thing that killed my experience with using Budgie as a desktop environment in the past, was the sluggishness I had encountered. I’m happy to say that’s almost entirely negated in Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie. I say, “almost” because I did notice the occaisional sluggishness with applications opening even when the system was not under heavy load, however, it wasn’t bad enough to be a total deal breaker, and it wasn’t every app every time. I did notice it compared to other systems I’ve run, but again, not nearly as bad as previous Budgie attempts either.ApplicationsUbuntu Budgie as previously discussed comes in both a minimal and a normal installation, and with the minimal already discussed, I’ll just be discussing the normal installation.Unfortunately, Ubuntu Budgie and I don’t agree on pretty much any of the default software choices, but everything the average user who doesn’t really have preferences, is included. Such examples of included software are:Chromium Web BrowserRythmboxGNOME MPV (video player)LibreOfficeCaffeineGNOME MapsGeary EmailPersonally, I uninstalled quite a few things and installed alternatives (Firefox for example) but all of the included software does its job well.Installing new software via the included Software Manager is a breeze, and I was able to install Snaps of software like Spotify, as well as the obvious inclusion of the massive Ubuntu repositories.Final ThoughtsI like this. I like this a lot. It’s exactly what I’d been hoping it would be, after the previous failures at a happy Budgie desktop. I haven’t used it for long enough to get as deep into messing with it as I probably will in the future, so maybe I’ll find issues at that time; but Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie is seeming to be a quite solid, attractive, and easy to use system for people who want even more eyecandy, or are sick of the usual environments.SummaryArticle NameA look at Ubuntu 18.04 BudgieDescriptionMike takes a look at Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie and shares his experience and the look and feel, and applications, and gives his final thoughts on the Linux distribution.Author Mike Turcotte-McCuskerPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Samesex couple reach Dancing with the Stars grand final

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Same-sex couples on Strictly and Dancing with the StarsLast year, a well-known lesbian contestant, Susan Calman, on the BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing faced criticism for dancing with a male partner.A BBC spokesperson said at the time: ‘Strictly has chosen the traditional format of mixed-sex couples and at the moment we have no plans to introduce same-sex couples in the competition.’Raimondo Todaro and Giovanni Ciacci dance the tango (Photo: @todaroraimondo | Instagram)Same-sex couples have also not yet competed on the US version of Dancing with the Stars. However, ‘sexually fluid’ model Nyle DiMarco did participate in a brief, same-sex routine in a January 2016 episode of the show. He went on to win the series with dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd.‘A great development in dancing’Bradley Stauffer-Kruse, along with his partner, Soren, are same-sex dance couple the Sugar Dandies. They have featured on Britain’s Got Talent and are current European same-sex Show Dance Champions.‘This is great development in dancing and we wish them both well in the final,’ he told GSN. ‘I think it adds a lot to the show. Broadcasters should be showing more diversity and it would be good to see other networks take note and inlcude same-sex couples in their programmes. If it can happen in Italy, it can happen anywhere!’The grand final of Ballando con le Stelle will air at 8.30pm on Saturday on Rai.See alsoOut-lesbian Susan Calman faces backlash over Strictly Come Dancing partner eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Giovanni Ciacci and dance partner Raimondo Todaro (Photo: @giovanniciacci | Instagram) [embedded content]The current season of the show has featured a same-sex couple. Despite facing some early criticism from the judges, the pair have won over TV audiences and have made it through to the show’s grand final.Giovanni Ciacci is a well-known fashion designer and stylist in the country. He is openly gay. He was paired by the show’s producers with professional dancer Raimondo Todaro.Raimondo Todaro and Giovanni Ciacci (Photo: @giovanniciacci | Instagram)The coupling was always going to provoke reaction in the traditional Catholic country. One of the show’s judges, after the pair’s first dance, controversially gave them zero points.However, he said it wasn’t because of any homophobia on his behalf – he just didn’t think the two men displayed any chemistry whilst dancing together.Coming out fightingIn answer to this, the two men pushed boundaries the following week with an Argentine tango. It’s famed for being one of the world’s most intimate and sensual dances. The routine received applause from both judges and the public – although it almost pushed Ciacci to breaking point.[embedded content]He posted a message to his Instagram on the day of the dance saying he was contemplating pulling out of the competition as he was finding it difficult to handle the pressure.Fortunately, due to public support, he decided not to drop out.This weekend, the two men will compete in the final. They will be up against two opposite-sex couples: Francisco Porcella and Anastasia Kuzmina, and Gessica Notaro e Stefano Oradei.GSN has contacted Giovanni Ciacci for comment. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Dance fans may still be dreaming of the day when a same-sex couple competes on the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing or its US counterpart, Dancing with the Stars. However, the show’s Italian equivalent, Ballando con le Stelle, has quietly been making history. GAYSTARNEWS- Gay Dancing With The Stars finalist: I believe in polyamoryStrictly dancer says he’d have ‘no problem’ with same-sex pairingGay star’s wish to dance with man on Strictly Come Dancing shot down by BBCRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/same-sex-ciacci-dancing-with-stars/last_img read more

Homophobic teammates leave sex toy in Premier League players car

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The tipster also added that the abuse is down to ‘four of five poisonous people,’ and that the rest are angry at management for not intervening.‘The vast majority of the lads are totally supportive’In March, a source said of the problem: ‘The vast majority of the lads are totally supportive. But one African player has properly kicked off and is making it plain he’s against gay relationships.’They furthermore added: ‘There’s been real bad blood at the training ground since. Coaching staff have had to step in to calm things down.’Has football changed after the death of gay star Justin Fashanu? The players have been targeted since at least March | Photo Pixabay (not the men mentioned in the story) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Another found a note reading ‘f****t’ under his kit before a game.News first came out about the sportsmen, believed to be in a relationship by some of the other players, receiving abuse back in March.An unnamed source told The Sun: ‘The atmosphere at the club has been toxic and the targeted players left distraught.‘A lot of players are actively seeking transfers because of it.’ GAYSTARNEWS- More details of the two Premier League British footballers being bullied by homophobic teammates have emerged. Sources say one of the men has found a sex toy left in his car as part of the bullying campaign. Premier League footballers bullied by teammates over ‘gay relationship’UK tabloids are threatening to out a top bisexual football playerWould Paddy Power have had better luck trying to find bisexual football players?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/homophobic-teammates-sex-toy-footballers/ Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

PEOPLE Calgary agent wins dream trip to Kenya

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by [PEOPLE] Calgary agent wins dream trip to Kenya Tags: Kenya, Peoplecenter_img Share TORONTO — Tracey Zipp from AMA Travel has won a dream trip to Kenya, courtesy of the Kenya Tourism Board. Zipp was drawn as the winner of Travelweek’s Live the Dream contest that ran earlier this year.As the winner, Zipp has received a safari in Kenya that includes roundtrip, economy-class air transportation, two nights in Nairobi, one night in Amboseli, two nights in Laikipia, two nights in Maasai Mara, private meet-and-greet service at Nairobi Airport and services of a professional driver/guide throughout.The contest ran in August and September to accompany the Kenya Tourism Board’s newest supplement that came out on Aug. 18. It can be found at travelweek.ca/media/digital-editions.For more agent contests, go to travelweek.ca/contests. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 last_img read more

Turkmenistan holds naval drills on Caspian

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day How men can have a healthy 2019 ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) – Turkmenistan has held its first naval drills on the Caspian amid a dispute with Azerbaijan over a section of the oil-rich sea.Tensions over how the inland Caspian Sea should be divided among the five surrounding nations, which also include Russia, Iran and Kazakhstan, started after the 1991 Soviet collapse.The drills held Wednesday near the western seaport of Turkmenbashi involved an exercise in repelling a naval attack on ships and oil refineries. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologycenter_img Top Stories President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov said that they “showcase the defense potential” of the Turkmen navy.They follow tensions over Azerbaijan’s interception of a Turkmen scientific ship in the disputed area in June.The European Union is trying to broker a deal for an undersea pipeline linking Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan that could carry Turkmen gas toward Europe.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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