Book prize creator Jack Rabinovitch dead at 87 Family

first_imgTORONTO – Jack Rabinovitch, the beloved businessman who created the lucrative and prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize literary award that boosted the profiles and sales of countless Canadian fiction authors, has died.Rabinovitch died Sunday afternoon in Toronto, his daughter Elana confirmed. He was 87.An obituary posted on the website of Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, which was handling the funeral said Rabinovitch died as a result of a “catastrophic fall” at this home last week.The Montreal-born, Toronto-based Rabinovitch tackled several careers throughout his life, including journalism, food retail and real estate. But it was his Giller award that made him a recognizable face across Canada and internationally.The idea for the renowned honour was hatched not over boardroom coffee but over bar drinks with author Mordecai Richler.“It started at a pub in Montreal called Woody’s and ended up at a famous restaurant in Montreal called Moishes, and over chopped liver we decided what to do,” Rabinovitch told The Canadian Press at the Giller Prize gala in October 2012.The prize was established in 1994, a year after the death of Rabinovitch’s wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.Rabinovitch wanted to create a literary award to honour Giller while also recognizing excellence in Canadian fiction — in long format or short stories.“The only real major (literary) prize (back then) was the Governor General’s and most people just felt that it wasn’t right to just let the government handle the situation,” said Rabinovitch, who was named Maclean’s magazine “Man of the Year” in 1999.“So private people like myself and various other people have started new prizes to highlight and admire new writers.”The Giller Prize initially endowed a cash prize of $25,000, which was the largest purse for literature in the country.In 2005, the award teamed up with Scotiabank and the prize grew to what is now $50,000 for the winner and $5,000 for each of the finalists.According to the prize’s website, more than 2.5 million Giller-nominated books were sold in the first 10 years of the award, resulting in headlines about the so-called “Giller effect” on finalists.“We learned a long time ago that authors are really interested in selling their books, that’s how they make a living, so that’s what we’re trying to do — is help them make a living,” said Rabinovitch, whose signature line at every Giller gala was: “For the price of a dinner in this town you can buy all the nominated books. So, eat at home and buy the books.”Beyond the spike in sales and the exposure, the Giller also gives authors the opportunity to break away from their typically isolated writing lives and dress up at the annual awards gala, where a who’s who of the literary world and beyond come together for a night of fine dining and entertainment.“I think it’s amazing for books to get this kind of attention at an event like this. It’s unparalleled,” said Giller nominee Alix Ohlin at the October 2012 bash.“It’s a long way from working in your kitchen and making sure the cat’s water dish is full, which is more like what writers deal with,” quipped fellow nominee Russell Wangersky.Rabinovitch’s love of literature blossomed when he studied at McGill University and graduated with a B.A. in Honours English in 1952.He then worked as a reporter and a speechwriter before entering the worlds of food retailing, distribution, and building and real estate development.In 1986, he became executive vice-president of property development company Trizec Corporation and joined the board of the Princess Margaret Hospital. He was also on the Board of the MaRS (Medical and Related Science) Project.Rabinovitch eventually became president of Nodel Investments Ltd., a real estate/venture capital firm, and became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.Rabinovitch is survived by his three daughters — Noni, Daphna and Elana — and three grandchildren — Jacob, Saffi and Luca.Members of the literary community took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to express condolences.“It was an honour to work with Jack Rabinovitch,” wrote Irish novelist John Boyne, author of The Boy In The Striped Pajamas and a member of the 2015 Giller jury. He called Rabinovitch “a gentleman, a book lover, and philanthropist.”“RIP Jack Rabinovitch,” wrote fantasy writer and Order of Canada recipient Guy Gavriel Kay. “His creation of the Giller Prize was a major moment in CanLit culture, and his generosity was extreme. A real loss.”Former Ontario premier Bob Rae, a friend of Rabinovitch, also expressed his grief on Twitter. “Lost a dear friend, #JackRabinovitch, whose body succumbed to injuries suffered on Thursday, but whose spirit will live on in all of us.”“We will miss him!!!” Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson tweeted.Scotiabank, which joined with Giller in 2005 issued a statement expressing its sadness at Rabinovitch’s death.“We remember Jack as a trailblazer, someone who sought to honour his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, and their love of Canadian literature, in founding the Giller Prize in 1994,” John Doig, Scotiabank’s Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement.The funeral will be held Wednesday.last_img read more

INTRODUCING THE 2018 CFC BELL MEDIA PRIME TIME TV WRITERS

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is delighted to announce the six new residents who will be joining the 2018 Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, presented in association with ABC Signature Studios, beginning Monday, September 24.The program has attracted some of Canada’s best showrunners to lead the story room as its Executive Producer in Residence, including Dennis Heaton, Avrum Jacobson, Michael MacLennan, Graeme Manson, Karen Walton and Brad Wright. It helped develop smash-hit Emmy Award-winning series Orphan Black and most recently, the critically acclaimed series Travelers, which premieres its third season this fall.This year’s residents are especially fortunate to work with in-demand CFC alumna and writer-producer,Alexandra Zarowny. Her work spans Degrassi: The Next Generation to Wynonna Earp, Murdoch Mysteries to Bellevue and Private Eyes. Zarowny is ready to come full circle: “It cannot be understated, the enormous impact that the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program had in my own creative awakening as a television writer and content creator. The tools and insight gleaned from my training at the CFC still firmly clasped in hand, along with 15 years of career experience, will now be passed on to a stunningly talented team of young writers who are, I’m sure, thrilled to begin this journey, but who also have no idea just how significantly their lives are about to take a sharp turn into unimaginable adventures. Buckle up, everyone! There be a new group of writers coming down the CFC pipeline. As much as this program will change their lives, there’s no doubt in my mind that these new voices emerging in the television landscape will change yours as well.” Jessica Meya is a writer, community leader and co-founder of Working the Scene in Colour, a diversity initiative organizing live reads of original scenes written by writers of colour. Meya is a 2018 recipient of the Breakthrough Artist Award at The Toronto Screenwriting Conference. Read full bio here. CFC Twitter: @cfccreatesFacebook: facebook.com/cfccreatesInstagram: @cfccreates Bell MediaTwitter: @BellMediaPR Facebook: facebook.com/bellmediaincInstagram: @BellMediaPRABC Signature Studios Twitter: @ABCStudiosFacebook: facebook.com/ABCStudiosInstagram: @abcnetworkAbout CFC The Canadian Film Centre (CFC), celebrating 30 years, is a charitable cultural organization that supports, develops and accelerates the content, careers and companies of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based and digital industries. Its uniquely designed programs and initiatives span film, television, screen acting, screen composing and songwriting, and innovative work in the digital media and entertainment technology industries, all of which continue to push boundaries and generate world-class content, products and companies for the global marketplace. cfccreates.comAbout Bell Media Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital media, and more. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services. Bell Media is Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in five provinces. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; video streaming services including CraveTV, TSN Direct, and RDS Direct; and multi-channel network Much Studios. The company produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios; is a partner in Just for Laughs, the live comedy event and TV producer; and owns Dome Productions Inc., one of North America’s leading production facilities providers. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Learn more at www.BellMedia.ca.About ABC Signature Studios ABC Signature Studios is a division of ABC Studios spearheading development and production in all cable and streaming platforms. The artist-driven arm provides a year-round destination for development and production across the cable and streaming landscape. They are in production on the series Godfather of Harlem, for EPIX created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein with Forest Whitaker starring and producing along with one of the first pilots through Amazon’s YA initiative, The Wilds, created by Sarah Streicher with Jamie Tarses and Dylan Clark producing. Signature and Hello Sunshine received a straight-to-series order from Hulu for the event limited series, Little Fires Everywhere, with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington attached to star and produce. These projects join a robust slate of returning series, including the critically acclaimed comedy SMILF for Showtime; grown-ish for Freeform; Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger for Freeform and Marvel’s Runaways for Hulu. Veronika Paz is an actor, playwright, director and television writer. She studied sketch writing at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade, trained as a performer at Pro Actor’s Lab in Toronto and Barrow Group Theatre in New York, and is a 2018 recipient of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference’s Al Magee Diverse Screenwriters Award. Read full bio here. Advertisement Advertisement “The Bell Media Prime Time TV Program is a creative wellspring that nourishes our entire industry, and Bell Media is exceptionally proud to sponsor it,” said Tom Hastings, Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. “We are delighted to be working with the inimitable Alexandra Zarowny, a singular talent with passion and wide-ranging experience across a number of genres and all aspects of the Canadian television industry.”This year’s six writers have credits in film, television, theatre, music videos, branded content digital projects, along with an exciting range of professional and life experience.“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with the CFC and the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program,” said Tracy Underwood, Senior VP, ABC Signature Studios. “Every year we have discovered extraordinary talent and ideas coming out of one of the most successful, well regarded incubators of its kind. Our sponsorship is an important pillar of ABC Signature’s dedication to celebrating the next generation of original voices.” Michael Rinaldi is an actor and writer for theatre, television and film. His play, Toothpaste and Cigars (co-written with TJ Dawe), was adapted as Michael Dowse’s 2013 feature film, The F Word, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver. Read full bio here. Mackenzie Sinclair, originally from Edmonton, is a 2017 Toronto Screenwriting Conference’s Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award recipient, where he developed his half-hour dramedy series, Snowflake, under the mentorship of writer/director Pat Mills. Read full bio here. Login/Register With: Sophia Fabiilli is an award winning playwright, writer, actor and producer. Her play, The Philanderess, won the 2015 Second City Award for Best New Comedy and her co-created comedy-horror web series, Fatal Murder, is in development with Shaftesbury. Read full bio here. Advertisement MEET THE BELL MEDIA PRIME TIME TV RESIDENTS Heather Taylor is a writer, director and co-founder of the creative studio, Cereal Made, in New York, with writing credits that include: the feature The Last Thakur; the sci-fi web series Raptured, currently in development as a TV series; and the award-winning short Stitched. Read full bio here. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

I MISS MY BUDDIES GEDDY LEE REFLECTS ON RUSH AND HIS LOVE

first_imgGeddy Lee Advertisement Geddy Lee is on the road again in Canada.But not in the way fans of his beloved Toronto prog-rock outfit Rush — who packed it in after four decades following the final show of their R40 tour on Aug. 1, 2015 at the L.A. Forum — might imagine.The 65-year-old bassist-singer is making his way across the country to promote Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass, a glossy, 400-page book that includes photos of his own massive bass collection, its history and interviews with fellow famous bassists like the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, U2’s Adam Clayton and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The book, co-written with Daniel Richler, came about because Lee began collecting basses “in earnest around 2012” and now owns about 280 of them along with 80 guitars.“It was so hard to find information and I thought, ‘You know what? There’s a real hole in the world of books about vintage instruments when it comes to the bass guitar,’” said Lee. Facebooklast_img read more

Immigration system server faces tech glitches at Delhi airport

first_imgNew Delhi: Hundreds of passengers had a harrowing time at the Delhi airport early Monday as the immigration system server faced technical issues for around one-and-a-half hours, affecting six international flights and resulting in long queues at the counters.An airport official said technical glitches with the server lasted between 12.15 am and 1.45 am. At around 1 am, an Air India official said that the immigration system server was down at the airport and that crew for three Air India flights were also affected. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe system was restored at around 1.45 am, the airport official said. According to the official, six international flights were affected due to the server issue. Air India’s flights to London Heathrow and San Francisco, Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, Ethiopian Airlines flight to Addis Ababa, Asiana Airlines flight to Seoul and GoAir flight to Phuket were affected, as per the official. Of the six flights, one was delayed for 50 minutes and another one for 25 minutes. Two flights were delayed by 17 minutes and another two by 18 minutes, he added. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadDetails about which flight was delayed by how much time could not be immediately ascertained. A passenger, who was waiting for immigration check, said there was a long delay due to server issues. A public announcement was also made at the airport about the server problem and personnel started doing manual checking process, according to the passenger, who later took an Air India flight to San Francisco. Many passengers took to Twitter to complain about the delay in immigration process and some of them also tweeted pictures of long queues at the airport. The incident comes a day after Air India’s Passenger Service System faced technical glitches and was not functional for more than five hours. The incident on Saturday early morning has also resulted in delay of scores of Air India flights. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is the busiest airport in the country.last_img read more

UN interviews senior Iraqi engineer on aluminium tubes as inspections continue

According to a UN spokesman in Baghdad, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducted a private interview with a senior engineer connected to Iraq’s utilization of aluminium tubes.Meanwhile, an IAEA team conducted a car-borne radiation survey at the Saddam facility and in the Falluja area, 50 kilometres west of Baghdad. A second IAEA team performed an inspection at the Ibn Al-Haytham north of Baghdad.In other inspection activities, a chemical team from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) continued the destruction of chemical ammunitions filled with mustard gas at Al Mutanna. “The team started to detoxify mustard from some of the shells by chemical means,” said spokesman Hiro Ueki.One UNMOVIC missile team visited the Al Feda Factory, which is involved in the production of missiles launchers, while another inspected the Bader State establishment, which manufactures dies and moulds for missile components.About 45 kilometres north of Baghdad, an UNMOVIC biological team inspected an airfield as another team held discussions at the Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate (NMD) relating to documents supplied by Iraq to UNMOVIC Executive Chairman Hans Blix during his latest visit last weekend.An UNMOVIC multidisciplinary team inspected the Ibn-Roshd State Company, a quality control centre, adjacent to the Mechanical Engineering Design Centre. “The team continued to verify Iraq’s declarations and to determine any cooperation for the military industry,” Mr. Ueki said. read more

Measure of economys future health was flat in June suggesting modest growth

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2013 10:17 am MDT WASHINGTON – A gauge of the economy’s future health was unchanged in June, pointing to modest growth in the coming months.The Conference Board, a business research group, says its index of leading indicators remained at 95.3 in June. The flat reading followed increases of 0.2 per cent in May and 0.8 per cent in April.The longer-term trend has been positive. The index increased 1.7 per cent in the first six months of this year. That’s better than the 1.1 per cent rise in the previous six months.The index consists of previously released data and is intended to signal economic conditions three to six months out.Positive trends, such as higher consumer confidence and fewer applications for unemployment benefits, were offset by last month’s decline in stock prices and a drop in building permits. Measure of economy’s future health was flat in June, suggesting modest growth in coming months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Central African Republic UN concerned by decision of authorities to deny refugees

“The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, the [UN] High Commissioner for Refugees, and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) expressed deep concerns regarding the decision of the Transitional National Council (CNT) to refuse central African refugees vote in the upcoming presidential elections and the potential impact of this decision on efforts to promote reconciliation and social cohesion in the country,” says a press release issued today by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Since December 2013, approximately 25 per cent of the Central African population has been displaced inside the country and more than 460,000 have fled to Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Chad. Emphasizing how significant that number is, Mr. Agbénonci drew attention to the consequences of such exclusion on the credibility and inclusiveness of the upcoming polls. “We all want free, transparent, inclusive, and open elections to everyone,” he underlined. “The return of refugees to their country of origin is strictly voluntary and that principle cannot be violated. It is true that the reconciliation process has been initiated, but the decision for refugees to return can only be made by them,” said Mr. Agbénonci.The date of the first round of presidential and parliamentary elections is 18 October and the possible second round for the presidential election is 22 November. In recent years, the country experienced a major political crisis that led to violent conflict affecting almost all of the population. Approximately 2.7 million people, more than half of the Central African population, are in need of immediate assistance. read more

UK CV production enjoys doubledigit boost in May

May UK commercial vehicle (CV) output increases 13.8% to 7,748 units.Home market drives growth, with demand rising 23.5% compared with the same month in 2014.Exports grow 5.7% as European economic recovery continues. UK CV manufacturing volumes rose last month, with output growing 13.8% to 7,748 units, according to figures published today by SMMT. The home market drove output, with demand up almost a quarter, while production for export also enjoyed substantial gains, putting the overall sector up by 2.7% in the year to date.The news comes as European commercial vehicle markets reported a 17th month of growth as the region continued its economic recovery. New commercial vehicle registrations in Europe grew 16.4% in May, with the market up 13.5% for the first five months of 20161. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “It’s good to see UK commercial vehicle manufacturing performing strongly in May which puts it on track for a positive 2016. The commercial vehicle market is linked to economic confidence in the UK and Europe, with 88% of UK-built CV exports shipped to the continent last year. For this performance to continue, we need to ensure we maintain free access to our main markets as well as pursuing new global opportunities.”Download the May 2016 commercial vehicle manufacturing release as a Word document.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Podcast A Special StatSchool Edition Of Hot Takedown

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s special show (July 14, 2015), we go to Stat School. With Kate on vacation, Chad out of the office and Neil stuck in New York, we pre-taped an episode that breaks down three ways to measure batting, in increasing complexity: batting average, OPS (on-base plus slugging) and wRC+ (weighted runs created plus). Neil schools Kate and Chad on the pros and cons of the stats, and what sabermetrics has taught us about players like the Colorado Rockies’ Nolan Arenado.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:Nolan Arenado’s stat page.An in-depth explanation of batting average.An OPS breakdown.What is wRC+? If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown read more

Half of 1735 yearolds not fit enough to pass initial Army selection

“From its inception in 2012, there is no doubt that the Army shares a large part of the blame as well, and it has taken a while to get it back on track,” Gen Carter told the committee. Half of the UK population are now so unhealthy they are unable to pass initial Army selection, the chief of defence staff has said.Giving evidence to MPs at the Commons Defence Committee, General Sir Nick Carter said Army recruiters are facing “a very difficult market” in recruiting people healthy enough to enlist.His comments come after the committee was told in October that the Army currently has 77,000 fully trained troops compared with a target of 82,500.Gen Carter, who took up the post of chief of the defence staff six months ago, told the committee that “50 per cent of 17-35 year olds are not healthy enough to get through the selection process.”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––He also admitted that the British Army shares a large part of the blame for its recruitment failings alongside outsourcing giant Capita and that some “appalling lessons” have been learned. Capita were controversially awarded the contract for Army recruitment in 2012. In October this year, the Ministry of Defence disclosed that Capita managed to bring in fewer than one in 10 of the recruits needed for 2018-19 in the first quarter of the year.Asked by Conservative former defence minister Mark Francois whether the recruitment and manning shortfalls are entirely the fault of Capita, Gen Carter said they are not. “To be clear, Capita’s bid when they competed for this contract was ambitious and I think it was overly ambitious and that would be their fault”, he added. Gen Carter also conceded three or four “big errors” were made from the side of the military in the process, including making the contract too complicated and outsourcing the notion of a recruiting sergeant.He said: “If someone is making a decision to join the Army, or for that matter the other two services (the RAF and Royal Navy), they need to see a role model in the process at the front door and that was outsourced.”The second thing that was outsourced, which was definitely a mistake, was the ability to nurture candidates through the process from application to enlistment – and that was something that could not be handled by an anonymous call centre – which was the plan.” 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. read more

MTG PRO iPad app for mining machinery wear parts

first_imgMining and construction sites are often located in remote areas with limited connectivity. With the aim of creating a mobile platform to simplify access to information on wear parts, machine compatibility and quote requests, MTG has released MTG PRO, which it believes to be the first iPad application covernig wear parts for earthmoving and mining machinery. The application was first unveiled at Bauma 2013 in Munich.MTG PRO is described as “an interactive app that is fully and quickly accessible from any location.” Information is organised and segmented per user group, with quick and direct access to the MTG support team, sales team and local distributors.  It also has a tool that facilitates sales by directly sending quotes via email to MTG distributors. Other features include a simple interface to enhance the user experience; a gallery consisting of a wide range of presentations, support documents, images and videos of MTG’s products working on site;  a “what’s new” section that contains all the latest corporate and MTG product news; and finally a “setup wizard” tool that helps users to configure their buckets with teeth and MTG adaptors by taking them through a series of easy to follow steps.last_img read more

Generate energy from old mineshafts Gravitricity gets funding boost

first_imgMine shaft energy generation innovator, Gravitricity, has been awarded £650,000 funding from Innovate UK’s Infrastructure Systems Innovation competition. “This innovation funding will be used to design and build our 250 kW concept demonstrator, ready for testing in late 2018.  The project will be completed in collaboration with our international winch partner and with controls engineers Industrial Systems & Controls in Glasgow.”The company adds: “It will confirm Gravitricity’s commercial characteristics, validate our simulations, and provide a physical proof-of-concept demonstration. During 2018 the company will also develop the site and engineering designs for the full-scale prototype, planned for a UK mineshaft in 2019-20. Gravitricity is now raising seed funding to match the grant and would like to speak to potential investors, particularly those with power systems or mining experience.”Essentially, the Gravitricity system is a huge ‘clock weight’. A cylindrical weight of up to 3,000 t is suspended in a deep shaft by a number of synthetic ropes each of which is engaged with a winch capable of lifting its share of the weight. Electrical power is then absorbed or generated by raising or lowering the weight. The weight is guided by a system of tensioned guide wires (patents applied for) to prevent it from swinging and damaging the shaft. The winch system can be accurately controlled through the electrical drives to keep the weight stable in the hole.The key requirement is a deep hole in the ground; it can be a disused mineshaft brought back into use, or a purpose-sunk shaft. Shaft depths can be from 150 m for new shafts down to 1,500 m for existing mines. “The biggest single cost is the hole, and initially we will prove the technology using existing mine shafts. As our technology costs decrease, the costs of drilling will reduce significantly, opening the opportunity for purpose-built shafts.”last_img read more

Jose Manuel Sierra Paris HC agree twoyear deal

Paris handballparis hcsierraValladolid Jose Manuel Sierra will be playing in Paris Handball next season, after the deal has been confirmed by the French club. The now former Valladolid goalkeeper signed a two-year deal, and reportedly the money paid to Valladolid by the French are in worth of 120,000 EUR, although this has been an unofficial amount. ← Previous Story Ana Radovic joins KIF Vejen Next Story → Laszlo Nagy remains in Barcelona, Veszprem offered “too little”

LNH Round 13 Montpellier extend Dunkerques nightmare

6.Chambery Savoie13715355:35515 Aix27 – 27Toulouse Montpellier28 – 21Dunkerque 2.St. Raphael13913412:39519 Nimes33 – 31Nantes 10.Aix13337343:3759 STANDINGS: 4.Nantes13724365:34416 3.Paris SG12903385:31118 Creteil24 – 24Istres 9.Toulouse13436384:36811 14.Istres13229343:3876 11.Creteil13328356:3808 Chambery Savoie29 – 30Tremblay French Montpellier are back in the form in domestic French League by beating current champions US Dunkerque 28:21 in the last match of Round 13. Mathieu Grebille scored 10 goals, while legendary Croatian goalkeeper Venio Losert saved 16 balls. Team from Montpellier is now three points ahead of the first rival St Raphael, while PSG could come two points behind with a victory over Selestat.Dunkerque are now on 7th place…Results: 8.Tremblay13616346:35513 5.Cesson Rennes13634322:32915 ← Previous Story Russia and Ukraine go home – Spain and Norway with 4 points in Main Round Next Story → TUS Lubbecke sign Slovenian goalie Matevž Skok 1.Montpellier131021393:34222 French handballLNHMontpellier handball 7.Dunkerque13706340:34214 13.Selestat12309317:3606 12.Nimes13328368:3868 St. Raphael31 – 29Cesson Rennes read more

EPIC MOMENT RK Nexe beat PPD Zagreb for the first time

History has been written in Nasice! For the first time in the series of their matches, Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe Nasice beat the biggest team – eternal Croatian champions since 1992, RK PPD Zagreb 24:23 at opener of SEHA Gazprom League 2018/2019.Team from Nasice was led by playmaker Tomi Vozab who netted eight goals. ← Previous Story BUDGET OF DKB BUNDESLIGA TEAMS: THW Kiel still No.1 Next Story → DKB BUNDESLIGA: Furious Flensburg leaves Goppingen on 15 goals! RK NexeRK PPD Zagreb

Blogger down for 36 hours but will be back to normal soon

first_imgIf you’re one of the many people that uses Blogger, a free blogging service owned by Google, you may have noticed some issues with your blog lately – namely, that you can’t update it. Blogger users have been locked out of their blogs since Wednesday night when a behind-the-scenes maintenance update went wrong.Users were informed on Monday that there would be an outage on Wednesday at 10 p.m. PST for an hour-long maintenance update. However, at 11 p.m., Blogger wasn’t back up. Blogger users were unable to update their blogs, and haven’t been able to for about 36 hours. Site content has been put into read-only mode, which means visitors can still come to the blog and read posts, but bloggers just can’t add any new material.AdChoices广告As if that wasn’t bad enough, any posts that were added after 7:37 a.m. PST on Wednesday have been removed. We’re not sure if the content is just missing temporarily, or if the content is gone forever. We’re hoping it’s not the latter.As those suffering from the PSN outage know, there’s nothing worse than being left in the dark wondering when the service will be back up. Google updated its Blogger Status blog at 6:07 a.m. PST Friday saying it has started restoring the posts that were temporarily removed.The company said it expects Blogger to be “back to normal soon.” The Blogger help forum confirmed that the problem originated from the scheduled maintenance release from May 11 and said its engineers are working to get the service back to normal.Owned and operated by Google since 2003, Blogger is mostly used as a personal blog platform. However, Google uses it as its blogging platform for its Gmail and YouTube official blogs among others. This means that if any of these popular services have announced news in the last 36 hours or so, Google has been unable to blog about it.Read more at Blogger Status, via ZDNetlast_img read more

Opera 12 brings big speed boost crushes network latency

first_imgIf you love an underdog, you’re probably very familiar with Opera. The company has been developing its innovative desktop and mobile web browsers in Oslo since 1996. Despite its struggles to compete with Firefox and Google Chrome for market share, Opera has gained a sizeable — and extremely devoted — following.In the latest update to Opera 12 — which is currently in the pre-alpha development phase — the company has delivered a substantial speed boost. It’s not one that you’ll notice on benchmarks, though Opera 12 does perform well there, too. On my Core i5 notebook, the Opera 12 snapshot managed scores that bested Google Chrome 12 and were mere percentage points behind Chrome 14.AdChoices广告Opera 12’s big speed improvement is something you’ll notice when you actually browse with it. By building in some latency-busting network tweaks, page load times in Opera 12 feel substantially faster. On the sites I tested, pages began loading the instant I finished clicking a link. It actually felt a lot like I was running on a much better link than my 5 meg DSL service. When combined with Opera’s recent improvements to the Presto rendering engine and its supercharged Carakan JavaScript engine, you’ve got the makings of a truly fast web browser.According to the Opera Desktop Blog, the network improvements will be most noticeable on poor connections (which may explain why I felt like there was such a big difference) and while accessing web servers that are located on another continent. Somewhat curiously, one of Opera’s other speed tweaks doesn’t play well with this update yet. If you enable Turbo, you’ll likely find that things feel slower again — probably due to Turbo’s reliance on Opera proxy servers. Once the kinks are ironed out, however, Opera 12’s improved networking kung fu and Turbo will provide a killer speed combination for those of you who rely on lower-bandwidth connections to access the Internet.More at Opera Desktop Bloglast_img read more

Lentilles de contact les produits dentretien sontils dangereux

first_imgLentilles de contact : les produits d’entretien sont-ils dangereux ?Dans son édition de décembre, le magazine 60 millions de consommateurs alertent sur les effets secondaires que sont susceptibles d’entraîner les solutions d’entretien des lentilles de contact. L’Agence de sécurité du médicament (ANSM) les juge elle sans danger.Porteurs de lentilles de contact attention, les produits utilisés pour nettoyer vos verres pourraient ne pas être sans risque. C’est du moins ce qu’affirme le magazine 60 millions de consommateurs qui a réalisé un dossier entièrement consacré à l’efficacité et l’innocuité de huit marques de solutions de décontamination parmi les plus utilisées par les porteurs de verres de contact (lentilles). Édité ce mois-ci par l’Institut national de la consommation (INC), le constat semble préoccupant.Si l’on en croit les tests menés en laboratoire sur des cellules cornéennes, un seul produit (le Menicare soft du laboratoire Menicon), noté 12/20, remplirait correctement son rôle. Tous les autres seraient soit inefficaces soit nocifs, voire les deux (pour le Regard d’Horus pharma et de Bio Confort de Precilens). Ils seraient inefficaces car ils ne permettraient d’éliminer que certaines bactéries, certains microbes et certains champignons (c’est le cas des produits Jazz AquaSensitive d’Ophtalmic et Everclean d’Avizor). Ils seraient par ailleurs nocifs car ils agresseraient les yeux et plus particulièrement la cornée (c’est le cas de Biotrue de Baush & Lomb, de Complete Revitalens d’Abbott et d’Opti-Free Puremoist d’Alcon). Ainsi, sur les 3 millions d’utilisateurs, “un nombre non négligeable a des infections de la cornée qui peuvent parfois être sévères et dégénérer en abcès”, a indiqué à Europe 1 Victoire N’Sondé, responsable de l’enquête chez 60 millions de consommateurs. Des produits pas assez contrôlés ? Selon le magazine qui avait déjà mené une précédente étude en 2006, “trop de produits présentent un pouvoir désinfectant insuffisant. Tous sont toxiques in vitro. Ils ne peuvent pas prétendre avoir une action désinfectante sans toxicité pour l’œil puisque aucun rinçage avec un produit inerte n’est prévu. D’après Victoire N’Sondé, ce sont les contrôles qui ne seraient pas suffisants. “Au minimum, il faudrait que les autorités de santé qui sont chargées de contrôler ce marché fassent des contrôles plus accrus”. En réponse à cette accusation indirecte, l’ANSM a publié le 3 janvier un point d’information. Elle commence par signaler que des contrôles ont été effectués en 2005 auprès des laboratoires producteurs. C’est justement ce que reproche 60 millions de consommateurs qui signale que, depuis tout ce temps, certaines marques ne sont plus adaptées au marché. “Manifestement, il y a sur le marché des produits d’entretien qui n’ont pas leur place”, estime Mme N’Sondé.Néanmoins, selon l’Agence de santé, l’étude des données de matériovigilance “ne fait pas émerger de nouveau sujet de préoccupation” à ce jour. Depuis 2009, il y aurait même de moins en moins de signalisations d’effet indésirable passant de dix cette année-là, à cinq en 2013. L’enquête de 2005-2006 qui a porté sur les aspects microbiologiques, biologiques et physico-chimiques “n’a pas relevé de non-conformités sur les produits d’entretien de lentilles donnant lieu à la prise de mesures”, indique l’Agence.Des règles d’hygiène à respecter L’ANSM souligne cependant que les produits pour verres de contact “doivent être revêtues du marquage CEqui atteste de la conformité aux exigences essentielles de sécurité et de santé qui lui sont applicables compte tenu de sa destination”. Ajouté à cela, les personnes qui utilisent des verres de contact doivent observer toutes les règles d’hygiène qu’implique le port de lentilles et consulter régulièrement leur spécialiste, en particulier en cas de problème.  À lire aussiL’haemolacria, quand les yeux se mettent à pleurer du sangLes utilisateurs doivent notamment se laver et se sécher soigneusement les mains avant de toucher les lentilles (pour les mettre ou les retirer) et respecter la date de péremption. De même pour la durée d’utilisation aussi bien des lentilles que du produit tout en pensant à changer d’étui protecteur tous les mois. Il semble en effet que la plupart des infections rapportées soient dues à un défaut d’entretien, indique l’ophtalmologue Evelyne Le Blond, interrogée par le Nouvel Observateur.L’étape du “massage” de la lentille, qui “élimine à lui seul 90% des bactéries” n’est quasiment jamais respectée, affirme la spécialiste qui évoque également la tolérance variable des patients. Certaines tolèreront mieux un produit que l’autre. Elle note par ailleurs, que le magazine n’a pas évalué les produits oxydants, très efficaces et fréquemment utilisés, selon elle. En fait, le magazine a bien évalué un oxydant à base d’eau oxygénée : l’Everclean d’Avizor qui a obtenu la note de 9,5/20.Le 6 janvier 2014 à 19:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

More info released on the WWE 2K17 video game, Mega Man endorses the new…

first_img Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next OMG, TJ’s got a little Mega Man-esque sprite as his pic on Twitter now! XD Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 September 27, 2016 at 1:36 pm Ronda Rousey More info released on the WWE 2K17 video gameWWE and 2K have released over the last week brand new info on the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game that will be released on all major video game platforms on October 11, including the Universe Mode and what will be the DLC for the game. You can read those articles about the game by clicking on the links below. WWE.2K.com: A look into WWE 2K17’s Universe ModeWWE.2K.com: Complete WWE 2K17 DLC, Season Pass and Digital Deluxe Edition Details Mega Man endorses the new entrance theme of TJ PerkinsThe official Twitter page of video game character legend Mega Man posted the following on Monday, endorsing the new entrance theme of WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins, that is a play off of the old 16-bit songs gamers would hear in video games during the ’80s and ’90s:Congrats to @MegaTJP for the win at #WWEClash and we love the new entrance! Fight on champ, for everlasting peace!— Mega Man (@MegaMan) September 26, 2016You can listen to TJP’s new theme below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO2xYKhGXZsRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Highlighting WWEs ProblemsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list 2 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Jeffery Adam Phillipscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission September 27, 2016 at 4:17 pm Love his entrance theme! Facebook Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Steven Herrera Pinterest Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam WhatsApplast_img read more

TCI Flag motorcades country wide starting at noon today

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Oct 2015 – Today a TCI flag day motorcade will take place simultaneously in all of the islands at noon; it is supposed to be a display of national pride for not only the indigenous islanders but those who have made the TCI their home. In Providenciales, the starting points are Blue Hills at the Amanyara junction, in Five Cays at Bugaloo’s and in The Bight from Kingstown. Organizers are encouraging residents to be at their choice starting point by 11:30am as all of the groups will make their way in fanfare to the down town ball park. This is the second year for National Heritage Day, which by act of Parliament now replaces Discovery Day. Related Items:nationa heritage day, tci flag day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Residents disappointed in TCI Flag motorcade supportlast_img read more