Resource Discovery: NCADV Hope and Power for Your Personal Finances

first_imgJay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PdDThe National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), in collaboration with the National Endowment for Financial Education, has developed financial education materials designed specifically for domestic abuse survivors.[Flickr, On my kitchen table by Regina, CC BY-ND-NC 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015NCADV offers information on their financial education project and other useful financial education materials, information on obtaining copies of Hope & Power for Your Personal Finances, and other useful financial education materials on their website.Order the bookPersonal Finances for Domestic Abuse Survivors ProjectWebsite This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Assam poet’s collection to be translated into Italian

first_imgA collection of 10 English poems by Guwahati-based Saikh Md Sabah al-Ahmed has been selected for translation into Italian. Naples-based Italian writer and poet Giorgio Moio would be translating the poems, which will be published in the January 2019 issue of Frequenze Poetiche, a popular publication that gives space to young and established poets across Italy and beyond.Mr. al-Ahmed said Mr. Moio was fascinated by his genre of poems after Arunav Barua, another Guwahati-based poet, emailed him the collection. Mr. Barua was the first from Asia whose poems were translated into Italian. A poet, lyricist and columnist, Mr. al-Ahmed teaches English and Social Science at Don Bosco School in Guwahati’s Panbazar area. He is also the public relations officer of the school.Mr. al-Ahmed has so far authored three books including his debut anthology of poems titled ‘Tranquil Musings – Collected Poems’, which was reviewed by eminent litterateur Dr. Mamoni Raisom Goswami and released at the Asia International Literary Festival in December 2010.His other two books are ‘Contemporary Chronicles – Polity, Society & Culture’ (2012) and ‘Past of the Present – A Historical Quest’ (2012). His forthcoming book, ‘The Crimson Enchantress’ is the biography of Dr. Goswami.“The Sahitya Akademi has invited me along with 100 writers from across India for the National Young Writers’ Festival in Guwahati on December 29 and 30,” he said.last_img read more

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Liverpool out to halt Manchester United’s charge in Anfield showdown

first_imgLiverpool and Manchester United’s globe-trotting squads must shake off the effects of international duty for one of English football’s most eagerly-anticipated clashes on Saturday.According to Sky Sports their players clocked up 139,000 miles taking part in World Cup qualifiers since the last Premier League action, but all roads lead to Anfield as the English top flight resumes after a two-week hiatus with a potential cracker.The stoppage was badly-timed for United who won their last three Premier League games with nine goals scored and none conceded, albeit against sides in the lower half of the table.Jose Mourinho’s side, joint leaders on 19 points from seven games with Manchester City, will hope to continue that momentum in what will be their biggest test of the season to date.Liverpool’s form has been less impressive and Juergen Klopp’s side, beset by defensive problems, are seven points off the searing pace being set by the two Manchester rivals.Reuters Photo They are also without a Premier League victory over bitter adversaries United in their last six meetings but Mourinho says recent history will have no bearing on Saturday.”These kind of matches, every single moment plays a part,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “We are playing against a good team with very good players. Form doesn’t matter, the moment doesn’t matter. It’s a match of three points.”United will be missing midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who hurt his knee playing for Belgium against Bosnia, while Paul Pogba is still absent with an injury.Liverpool have a potentially more significant absentee, however, with forward Sadio Mane facing a six-week layoff after injuring his hamstring representing Senegal.advertisementCity, who have built up a goal difference of plus 20 during astunning start to the campaign, host Stoke City with striker SergioAguero possibly in contention for a squad place after recovering frominjuring his ribs in a car accident last month.Tottenham Hotspur, in third place, will attempt to lay their Wembley jinx in the league at the fourth time of asking as they host Bournemouth, while fourth-placed champions Chelsea, beaten by City before the international break, visit Crystal Palace.Ready for the return of the #PL?Here are your Matchweek 8?? essentials to get you prepared ?? pic.twitter.com/Jy26NcSW4T- Premier League (@premierleague) October 11, 2017Toothless Palace are the first top-flight side to lose their opening seven games since Portsmouth in 2009 and the first in 129 years of the Football League to do so without scoring.Fifth-placed Arsenal are at Watford, while Burnley, the surprise package so far in sixth, will fancy their chances of when they tackle West Ham United at Turf Moor.West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has leapfrogged Everton’s Ronald Koeman as favourite to be the next managerial casualty after his side’s woeful start.Koeman’s side travel to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday hoping to avoid only a second loss in 20 against newly-promoted teams in the Premier League.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli first Indian to score 4000 runs as Test captain

first_imgVirat Kohli added yet another feather to his already illustrious cap as he completed 4000 runs in Test cricket as captain on Sunday.Kohli achieved the feat during the fourth innings in which India are chasing 245 runs to win the fourth Test. He is the fastest to reach the landmark and the first Asian captain to do so.Kohli completed 4000 runs in his 65th innings and in his 39th Test against England. He is averaging over 66 with 16 hundreds, nine fifties with a highest score of 243 which he got last year in New Delhi.India vs England Live Score UpdatesKohli made 58 runs in 130 balls after adding 101 runs with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth wicket but was eventually dismissed by off-spinner Moeen Ali in the 51st over.Kohli also went past 500 runs in the series during his knock. He is the first Indian captain and the sixth visiting skipper overall to achieve the feat.A sweet gesture: Pastries and strawberries for Virat Kohli after 6000 Test runsFormer West Indies captain Garry Sobers holds the record with 722 runs which he scored in 1966 followed by Graeme Smith (South Africa, 714 runs), Allan Border (Australia, 597 runs), Alan Melville (South Africa, 569 runs).Kohli is currently placed fifth on the list with 544 runs in four Tests at an average of 68 with two hundreds and three half-centuries. Australia legend Don Bradman completes the top six with 508 runs which he amassed in the 1948 Ashes series.Virat Kohli 2nd fastest Indian behind Sunil Gavaskar to reach 6000 Test runsKohli was dismissed right at the stroke of tea with India reaching 126 for four, needing another 119 runs to win. Rahane is still batting in the middle on 44 and will have to shoulder the responsibility of chasing down the required runs for India.advertisementTrent Bridge Test: Virat Kohli follows up first innings 97 with 23rd hundredEarlier, India bowled out England for 271 in their second innings, early on day 4, with Mohammed Shami finishing with 4 wickets while Ishant Sharma got two. England had conceded a 27-run first-innings lead to India after posting 246 runs batting first on day 1.In reply, India made 273 runs in their first innings in which Kohli had scored 46 runs and during that knock he also went past 6000 runs in Test cricket to become the second fastest Indian to reach the landmark behind Sunil Gavaskar.The legendary Indian opener had brought up 6000 runs in his 65th Test and 117th innings. Kohli got there from 70 Tests and 119 innings. Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli’s idol and hero, got to 6000 Test runs in 76 Tests and 120 innings.Australian legend Don Bradman remains the fastest to 6000 Test runs (45 Tests and 68 innings) followed by Garfield Sobers (65 Tests and 111 innings). Steve Smith, who has been banned for a year over his role in the ball-tampering scandal, is the third fastest, reaching the landmark in 61 Tests and 111 innings.Overall, Virat Kohli is the ninth fastest to the milestone of 6000 Test runs.last_img read more

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Redmi Note 7 leaks after just 2 months of Redmi Note 6 Pro with unexpected features and specifications

first_imgEarly last year, Xiaomi unveiled its Redmi Note 5 Pro – a midrange phone under Rs 15,000 offering a brand new Qualcomm chipset and a pair of new cameras. After just 9 months, they followed it up with the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Redmi Note 6 Pro carried over the strong foundations of the Note 5 Pro such as the Snapdragon 636 SoC, a large 4000mAh battery and a pair of improved cameras. The only new feature was the notched display and dual front cameras. However, fans expected more out of the Redmi Note device and Xiaomi may have heard them, acting faster than anyone ever imagined. The Redmi Note 7 is under development.According to leaked information obtained from GeekBench, Xiaomi is already working on the Redmi Note 7 and has put the new device through its paces on the benchmarking platform. The listing suggests that the Redmi Note 7 will utilise the slightly older Snapdragon 660 chipset. The Snapdragon 660 chipset is presently used in Xiaomi’s own Mi A2. The chipset is essentially a watered-down version of the Snapdragon 835 chipset.However, the Snapdragon 660 is way better than the Snapdragon 625 used in the previous Redmi Note 5 and a tad better in gaming performance when compared to the Snapdragon 636 chipset. Therefore, a boost in performance is expected compared to the older model. Additionally, the listing suggests that the Redmi Note 7 will feature 6GB of RAM. This could either be the top-end variant or a standard one. The alleged Redmi Note 7 will also run on Android 9 Pie out of the box.With 1,462 points in the single-core and 4,556 points in the multi-core test, the handset scores lower than other phones that sport the Snapdragon 660 chipset. This could be due to the phone running a pre-production software. However, Xiaomi could also underclock the CPU to keep the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Mi A2 relevant. Additionally, MIUI is a heavy skin and could affect performance drastically.advertisementWhile the authenticity of the listing is not trustworthy, there could be a high chance that the Redmi Note 7 could become a reality very soon. Xiaomi never launched a Redmi Note 6 and straightaway introduced the Redmi Note 6 Pro variant with more cameras. In fact, Xiaomi still sells the Redmi Note 5, which in comparison to its predecessors runs on archaic specifications. Since the Note 6 Pro is already on sale and launching a Note 6 with lower chip won’t make for a better deal, Xiaomi could introduce the Note 7 with the more powerful chipset.We speculate that the Redmi Note 7 will borrow the cameras from the Redmi Note 6 Pro but could retain only a single selfie camera. Chances are that Xiaomi could also go ahead to offer a bigger 5000mAh battery, which could make it go against the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. Xiaomi could also adopt a glossy plastic or glass rear panel for keeping up with the demands of the market.ALSO READ | Apple explains why some 2018 iPad Pro models appear bent in new support pageALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi A2 India price permanently reduced by upto Rs 3,000, new price effective from todayALSO READ | Xiaomi in 2019: Redmi 7, Mi A3, Redmi Pro 2, Poco F2, Mi 9 and everything that is coming this yearlast_img read more

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18 days ago​Liverpool attacker Shaqiri explains changes from Bayern Munich days

first_img​Liverpool attacker Shaqiri explains changes from Bayern Munich daysby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has spoken about how he’s changed since his days at Bayern Munich.The Swiss star failed to make the grade at Bayern as a youngster.He eventually moved to Stoke City in the Premier League. Their relegation prompted a cut price move to Liverpool last summer.”Over the years I have become calmer and more patient,” he told Schweizer Illustrierte.”I would probably last longer in Munich today and waited for my chance. I know that I have to give myself more time for my career steps now.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Minister Grange Urges Jamaicans to Stand up Against Gender-Based Violence

first_imgStory Highlights Minister Grange was speaking at a church service in observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women held on Saturday (November 25) at the Hagley Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kingston. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says it is time for Jamaicans stand up against gender-based violence.“When we take a stand against violence and offer no comfort to perpetrators; when we expose them, when we stop turning a blind eye to the gender-violence that we know goes on next door, when we create a culture that promotes a harmonious world in which men and women live together with gender equality, when we are serious about stopping it, the violence will end,” she said.Minister Grange was speaking at a church service in observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women held on Saturday (November 25) at the Hagley Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kingston.The service, under the theme: ‘Leave No One behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls,’ was organised by the Bureau of Gender Affairs, an agency of the Ministry in collaboration with the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.Minister Grange cited police statistics between January 2016 and February 2017, which showed that 150 women were murdered; 263 shot; and 530 were raped. In addition, 511 girls under the age of 16 reported sexual violations and 370 experienced other forms of violations.“Jamaica we have to do better than this,” Minister Grange said.“Today, let us commit that we will no longer be enablers or accessories to the violence. Let us commit to bawl out against the violence. Let us commit to be our sister’s keeper and report acts of violence against her,” she urged.Minister Grange noted that this year’s observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women comes at the height of the #MeToo movement, which encourages victims of sexual harassment and assault to use social media to tell their experience and stand in solidarity with other victims.Noting that Jamaica has been calling for an end to the silence around gender-based violence, Minister Grange said that the campaign offers an important platform for victims, who have suffered for years in silence, to confront their attackers, to heal and to receive closure.“MeToo is a revolution, a wake-up call and a turning point for the whole world. It has made clear the insidiousness and prevalence of sexual harassment and assault,” she said.“It has helped to put faces to the ugly statistic that one out of every three women will become a victim of violence, which means that there are likely to be victims here with us this morning. And certainly, we each know at least one woman or girl who has suffered or is suffering the violence,” she pointed out. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says it is time for Jamaicans stand up against gender-based violence. Minister Grange cited police statistics between January 2016 and February 2017, which showed that 150 women were murdered; 263 shot; and 530 were raped. In addition, 511 girls under the age of 16 reported sexual violations and 370 experienced other forms of violations. last_img read more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Supports Unilever Project Sunlight

first_imgInspired by the power of film to motivate change, Unilever Project Sunlight partnered with the Film Independent Spirit Awards this weekend to cast a spotlight on those in the industry who are helping to create a brighter future – and inspire others to do the same.Sarah Michelle Gellar calls ACTION! to create a brighter future for childrenCredit/Copyright: Mark Sullivan/WireImageWhile awards season arrival shows typically dedicate red-carpet banter to quips and couture, Unilever Project Sunlight and Film Independent rolled out the “yellow carpet” to hear stories about social good, sustainable living and those who are making a difference to create a brighter future.Launched in 2013, Unilever Project Sunlight embodies the consumer product company’s global mission – the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – that encourages people to take small steps that together make a big difference towards building a brighter future for children. Project Sunlight aims to build momentum behind a growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably, without compromising the needs of future generations.“As our products – like Dove, Lipton, Hellmann’s and Suave – touch two billion people who use them every day, we have the ability to reach and galvanize them,” said Kees Kruythoff, President, Unilever, North America. “Our scale, coupled with the inspired stories and influence of those that are being honored by Film Independent, is a truly powerful combination to inspire people to want to take small steps to create a bright future for our children.”Joining Unilever Project Sunlight to share her story and help capture the stories of Film Independent Spirit Award attendees was actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. Gellar joined her fellow actors and filmmakers to discuss their hopes for a brighter future and what they’re doing to help create it.“Of all the roles I’ve played as a film and television actress, the most important one by far has been being a mom,” explained Gellar. “It’s changed my motivation, my inspiration and my day-to-day behavior as I think about the future for my children.”To recognize the power of film to inspire change, Unilever Project Sunlight is also sponsoring the first-ever Bright Future Award, honoring a filmmaker whose work motivates individuals to take action to create a better world. The inaugural Bright Future Award recipient is Patrick Creadon, whose film, If You Build It, exemplifies the power of hands-on education and the impact a few budding creative minds can have on the future of a community. As part of the award, Unilever provided Creadon with a grant to continue making inspirational films.“Certainly, I share this award with Project H Design and the empowered and empowering young people of Bertie County, North Carolina featured in If You Build It,” said Creadon. “I’m just happy I had the opportunity to bring their inspiring story to screen and am eager to find and share other stories that challenge, uplift and motivate change.”Learn more about If You Build It and watch highlights from the Film Independent Spirit Awards “yellow carpet” on www.projectsunlight.us, including exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, and join the conversation on Twitter with #brightfuture.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Moroccan Critic Said Yaktin Wins Sheikh Zayed Award in Arts

Abu Dhabi – Moroccan critic Said Yaktin has won the Sheikh Zayed Award in the category of “arts and critical studies”‘, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award Foundation announced Wednesday in a statement.The award, which celebrates this year its tenth anniversary, was awarded to the Moroccan intellectual for his book “the Arab literary thought: structures and formats”, published in 2014 by Difaf in Beirut, Dar Al Amane in Rabat and Al Ikhtilaf in Algeria.According to the Foundation, this book analyzes the concept of the Arabic literary thought within an approach involving arthroscopy and application. This literary work is characterized by the precision and commitment of the author in the treatment and analysis of the subject, in addition to the academic rigor and diversity of references in Arabic, French and English, and the excellence of their exploitation on many levels, as well as the richness of the approach used by the author for the critical treatment of his subject. OR.With MAP read more

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Monks threaten Maharagama clothes store

The monks, who initially distributed leaflets to people on the street, then attempted to force their way into the Magaragam No-Limit clothes store. The police prevented a group of monks from storming into a clothes store in Maharagama today following a demonstration.Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody told the Colombo Gazette that police protection was provided to the store during the tense situation which had occurred this afternoon. However he said the situation was now calm and the police have been withdrawn from outside the store. However the police placed barricades and prevented the monks from going further. The monks burnt an effigy and then dispersed after having discussions with the police.According to reports the monks had chanted anti-Muslim slogans and had wanted the store closed claiming it was being operated by Muslims. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Bird flu virus becoming endemic in parts of Asia – UN

Laboratory results show that a recent wave of bird flu in poultry in Thailand and Laos was the result of both old and new strains of the H5N1 virus, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, calling for vigorous implementation of control measures to prevent further spread of the disease.The FAO says last month’s outbreak in Thailand’s Pichit province was caused by the same strain that has been circulating in the area since 2003, meaning the virus has become endemic to the region.“The H5N1 virus thus remained alive in central Thailand in a reservoir of birds and poultry, most probably a mix of backyard chickens, ducks and fighting cocks,” said Laurence Gleeson, regional manager of FAO’s bird flu centre in Bangkok today.Outbreaks in Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom province and Vientiane in Laos, on the other hand, were caused by strains that did not exist there previously but that did resemble ones found in southern China, the FAO said.The bird flu situation in the region has reached a “critical juncture,” said the agency, noting that outbreaks were continuing in China and also reoccurring in Laos, while cross-border poultry trade persisted across South-East and East Asia, despite well-known risks. For all of those reasons, heightened vigilance was essential throughout the region.“Timely reporting and sharing information continue to be crucial,” said He Changchui, FAO’s Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, pointing out that while some countries can beat back occasional bird flu reoccurrence, poorer countries still need funding to strengthen veterinary services and build up transboundary animal disease containment programmes. read more

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Ohio State baseball drops final two games of Snowbird Classic

OSU junior left-hander Tanner Tully (16) delivers a pitch against Coastal Carolina on Feb. 27. OSU won 6-4.Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe trip to Port Charlotte, Florida, ended up being a bummer for the Buckeyes after a promising start, as the Ohio State Baseball team dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season.OSU fell to the Illinois State Redbirds 5-4 on Saturday and the Boston College Eagles 6-2 on Sunday, dropping its record to 6-4-1. The losses came after the Scarlet and Gray started the weekend’s action on the right foot, defeating Seton Hall 9-3 behind another offensive explosion from redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic.  Dropping a close one to the RedbirdsOSU opened Saturday’s game against Illinois State with one of its top pitchers, redshirt sophomore Adam Niemeyer, on the hill. Niemeyer, however, got off to a shaky start, allowing three runs in the first two innings. The righty would get back to his normal self over the rest of his six innings of work, but the 3-0 hole the Buckeyes fell into would prove to be tough to climb out of. The Buckeyes battled back, tying the game in the bottom of the fifth inning behind junior catcher Jalen Washington’s double down the right-field line to score junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson. OSU fell behind again in the seventh, but the deficit was quickly erased by junior center fielder Troy Montgomery’s solo home run to tie the game at 4-4. The homer was Montgomery’s third of the season, which is second most on the team. But the Redbirds would not be denied their first win of the Snowbird Classic, as OSU contributed to its own demise allowing the game-winning run in the top of the ninth on a fielding error by senior second baseman Nick Sergakis. OSU’s co-captain also had his season-long nine-game hitting streak snapped following an 0-for-4 day at the plate. On the other hand, Washington, OSU’s other co-captain, had a career-best day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two RBIs in the loss. Niemeyer received a no-decision in the game and freshman pitcher Ryan Feltner (0-1) was tagged with the loss for his 2.2 innings of work. Redshirt junior Jack Landwehr (1-1) picked up the win for Illinois State, which improved to 3-6. Dominated by Boston CollegeIn the final game of the three-game trip to the Sunshine State, the Buckeyes’ typically powerful offense was outmatched by Eagles senior starter Jesse Adams and the Boston College pitching staff. OSU’s bats were silenced, only mustering two hits all game against the Eagles and providing little run support for senior starter John Havird.Boston College’s offense was led by junior center fielder Michael Strem, who knocked in the Eagles’ first run as part of his 2-for-4, two-RBI day. Senior infielder Jake Palomaki provided the insurance runs for the Eagles with his sixth-inning double that plated two. The win moved Boston College’s record to 9-1 as Adams (2-0) picked up the win for his six innings of scoreless baseball. The Buckeyes fell to 6-4-1, and Havird was hit with his first loss and decision of the year. OSU now is set to return to Columbus to prepare for its four-game series with UNLV in Las Vegas starting on Friday and ending four days later on March 15. After that, the Buckeyes will gear up for their home-opening series against Hofstra from March 18 to 20. read more

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Where theres muck theres brass the muddy jeans that cost £330

first_imgDistressed jeans by Nordstrom Distressed jeans by Nordstrom from their website http://shop.nordstrom.com/ The Telegraph’s India Sturgis recreating the look of Nordstrom jeans by buying a pair form a charity shop and distressing them herselfCredit:Andrew Crowley  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  India Sturgis recreating the look of Nordstrom jeans by buying a pair form a charity shop and distressing them herself. Wearing jeans caked in mud usually means one of three things: you’re a farmer, a labourer or a five-year-old who has rolled down a hill.If you’re wearing this particular pair, it also means you’re the height of fashion. The £350 denims on sale at luxury retailer Nordstrom come complete with mud stains.The jeans have “a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty”, according to the marketing blurb, which adds that they are based on “rugged Americana workwear”. “They’re not even fashion. They’re a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic,” he said in a blog post. Underneath, one man had written: “Shoot, Mike, I work in the oilfield and you just helped me realise I have a goldmine hanging in my closet.”Another said: “I am a farrier. After working under horses, at the anvil and in the mud I shall return home, carefully remove my work jeans, perhaps autograph and date them inside the front pocket (for quality control purposes), photograph and sell to the highest bidder on eBay.”The days when ripped jeans were the height of daring are long gone. Nordstrom was ridiculed last month for selling jeans that featured clear plastic panels over the knees, although they were a more purse-friendly £49.Topshop recently launched a pair of entirely transparent jeans, made of clear plastic, for £55. They are currently sold out. One review on the store’s website said: “9/10, would recommend but they do have a slight problem with VPL.”The most current trend is for cropped jeans with a frayed hem – easily achievable with a pair of scissors and a ruler. Mike Rowe, who presented the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs in which he tried out occupations ranging from demolition worker to ostrich wrangler, took umbrage at the muddy jeans. The fact that they are also machine washable suggests that the mud isn’t exactly authentic. Nor is the ‘Americana’ tag entirely: although designed by New York label PRPS, they are manufactured in Portugal from Japanese denim.The “heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit” are from PRPS’s ‘Barracuda’ range, and come with a matching “mud denim jacket” for the same price.Other styles are named ‘Krill’, ‘Phytoplankton’, ‘Outer Space’ and ‘Radiation’, and come with artfully designed holes and rips.One pair are doused in red paint, lending the wearer the air of someone who has either spilt ketchup on their trousers or been stabbed in the abdomen.On Nordstrom’s own website, shoppers were quick to scoff. “Gotta love being able to look like I have fed the pigs, helped deliver a calf, and got the tractor unstuck without ever having to leave my BMW,” one wrote. Another asked if the “deluxe” model came covered in cow manure.last_img read more

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Magic Mushrooms warning as foragers told mild winter has led to abundance

“We haven’t really had a heavy frost yet which is what usually kills them off.”There is quite a lot of fungi lurking around, some have been late growing late because of the very hot and dry weather into later in the year.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Foragers have been warned of an abundance of magic mushrooms after the mild winter caused the psychedelic fungi to thrive.Specialists say the warmer weather means the psychedelic, naturally-occurring class-A drug has been found growing in large numbers across Staffordshire and Shropshire.John Hughes, a fungi expert at Shropshire Wildlife Trust, warned: “The longer the season, the greater the risk foragers could accidentally pick something hallucinogenic, so with the warmer winter this is definitely more of a risk this year than in previous years.“The key thing foragers should be aware of is not to pick anything you’re not sure what it is.“It is as simple as that, because there are many things out there which are toxic.”Usually, the fungi, found on grasslands and pastures grazed by sheep due to the nutrient-rich manure, are long gone by this time of year, but the mild and wet weather means they  have stuck around.Amateur mushroom enthusiasts have therefore been told to err on the side of caution.The mushrooms are illegal to possess, cultivate, transport or sell in the UK, but it is not an offence for them to be grown on your land as they live in the wild.Jane Traynor, from the Staffordshire Fungi Group, said: “Psilocybe semilanceata are quite common and you do find quite a lot of them around Staffordshire. read more

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Man arrested in €200000 Clare drug raid

first_imgGARDA IN CLARE have arrested a man in his 30s in connection with a €200,000 drugs seizure.In a planned operation, gardaí from Ennis searched a house at Kilvoyden, Spancill Hill at about 10pm last night. During the course of the search, cannabis herb with a street value of €200,00 was discovered.A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Ennis Garda Station where he can be held for up to seven days.The scene remains preserved and a technical examination of the area will take place later today.Read: Woman due in court over €150,000 drug seizure>Read: Four arrested in €360,000 Donegal drug bust>last_img read more

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Geek Deals Roundup Memorial Day 4K UHD TV Sale

first_imgIf you’re on the hunt for a great deal on a 4K UHD TV, you should definitely check out Dell’s Memorial Day discounts. Whether you’re looking for a smaller model for the bedroom or a hulking behemoth for a proper living room, there are great bargains on offer.2017 Samsung UN55MU6500 55-inch 4K Curved LED Television with HDR Pro for $799.99 with a $250 Dell eGift CardFeaturing a 2160p resolution, a 120 Motion Rate, HDR Pro, LED backlighting, and three HDMI ports, this very recent model is a real bargain – especially when you factor in the gift card. TCL 43UP130 43-inch 4K Smart Television for $339.99 with a $100 Dell eGift Card If money is tight, this 43-inch model from TCL is an excellent option for low-budget 4K. And since it has built-in streaming capabilities, you don’t even need to invest in an extra set-top box.Vizio M60-D1 60-inch 4K HDR LED Smart Television for $899.99 with a $300 Dell eGift CardNot only does this sizable screen offer an excellent picture, it comes with a 6-inch tablet as the remote control as well. And with the hefty gift card, you can invest in an Xbox One S to watch 4K Blu-rays.LG 49UH6030 49-inch 4K HDR Smart Television for $449 with a $150 Dell eGift Card Featuring webOS 3.0, this smart TV from LG is an affordable 4K solution for home offices or dens. And since it has three HDMI ports and a component/composite input, you’ll have plenty of viewing options.Samsung UN65MU6500 Curved 65-inch 4K LED Smart Television for $1299.99 with a $400 Dell eGift Card If you really need more screen real estate, this awesome 65-inch curved Samsung is very enticing. Not only is it being sold at a $200 discount, the bonus $400 gift card goes a long way towards offsetting the effective price if you use it entirely on future purchases.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the Dell site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more Memorial Day TV deals, head over to TechBargains.com.last_img read more

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Scientists Remove Genes from Human Embryo for First Time

first_imgStay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend While it’s easy to think that humans are knee-deep in the wilds of genetic engineering, but we’re actually only in its nascent stages with new milestones coming all the time.That said, a team of researchers has announced that they’ve used CRISPR on human embryos for the first time. Their work centers on OCT4, a specialized protein that codes for an important part of embryonic development. But, the real headline is that we’ve taken a new step, as a species, towards actively altering human genetic information while in development. CRISPR has been used in trials on living adults before, but it only targeted small parts of the body.This batch of experiments, however, was the first to slice up human embryonic DNA with the technique. Kathy Niakin, a developmental biologist based in London was the lead author on the paper. Her team used CRISPER to edit OCT4 in human zygotes — a stage of development that is, technically, pre-embryonic. These were all left over from in vitro treatments and donated by couples.The experiments, published this week in Nature, demonstrated that OCT4 plays a vital role in development. Without functioning copies of the gene, the developing embryos failed to develop some critical cell types, like placental cells, that are necessary for development.Again, that discovery, while cool, takes a back seat to the discovery that CRISPR works for studying early development. This could give us a new route to study everything from congenital diseases and birth defects, to how all of the intricate steps that create us actually happen. As Science Magazine notes, it’s also a great test for the UK’s new embryo research regulations.The new plans require any curious scientists to petition the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority to get a license. Niakan sent in her application in 2015, detailing her plan and her intention to use CRISPR to study the role of OCT4 in development. And it looks like this went better than anyone could have hoped.“We conclude that CRISPR… is a powerful method for investigating gene function in the context of human development,” the paper declares. Like it or not, the future is here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Miami elementary school students participate in Earth Day ceremony

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Elementary school students volunteered for a special Earth Day ceremony in Miami.City of Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes marked the day with a special tree planting and lesson at Shenandoah Elementary School, at 1023 SW 21st Ave., Monday.Students of the school helped the commissioner plant a tree outside of the school.“We also have to tell them how beneficial trees are,” Reyes said. “Besides giving us shade, they provide clean air, and they are very much needed for the future of our planet. I’m always protecting our green space in the city of Miami. I don’t want any other green space to be developed. On the other hand, I think that we need more green space, and we have to protect the ones that we have, so our children can enjoy it in the future.”To expand on Monday’s ceremony, 600 trees will be planted in the area and in surrounding neighborhoods.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Home Delivered Meals Driver at Wilmington Senior CenterFull-Time Account Executive at AramarkFull-Time Shipping & Receiving Associate at Locus RoboticsPart-Time Summer Help Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Retail Sales Representative at SunRunPart-Time Security Guard at Allied UniversalPart-Time Caregiver For AdultFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Integrated Preschool Teacher at Boutwell Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Senior IT Application Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Process Engineer at Tecomet(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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PERF report recommends 67 more APD patrol positions

first_imgA new report on policing in Anchorage says the city needs dramatically more officers to meet its public safety goals.Download Audio“This bolsters what we’ve been saying,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said.Berkowitz campaigned on building up the Anchorage Police Department’s staffing levels after declines during the Sullivan Administration.The new report by the non-partisan policy group the Police Executive Research Forum—or PERF as it’s more commonly known—is an update to a similar study from 2010. It concludes that if Anchorage wants to meet its community policing goals, officers need 40 percent of their work time to be “un-obligated.”That means patrol officers are building relationships and following up on information, rather than speeding from one call to another.The report notes that reduced staffing levels the last few years may have shifted the burden of policing less severe infractions like property theft to store managers and private groups.“There’s a false economy that comes from not having the right-sized police force,” Berkowitz said. “And the false economy comes because businesses have to step into the breach to pay for private security. There are opportunity costs for private citizens. And crime is very expensive. So the cheapest thing we can do is make sure we have a police force that’s capable of doing the job of public safety.”Getting that capacity means adding 67 patrol positions to the 166 that currently exist. The report recommends the department grow to 446 positions once civilian and detective jobs are added, as well.Berkowitz says this year’s budget begins paying for rebuilding and sustaining that larger police force.“Ya know, there’s this thing about math: we’ve got to go through 400 before we can get to 446,” he said. “But the goal isn’t a number, the goal is to have enough officers to make sure enough officers to do the job it should be done.”A spokesman for the union representing public safety officers says the Administration’s actions have been encouraging, even as the department continues to face challenges with recruitment and retention.last_img read more

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