WARNING: Some of the details in this story are graphic.OTTAWA _ The case of an Ontario trucker acquitted in the death of an Alberta woman referred to at trial as a “native” and a “prostitute” is to go before the Supreme Court this week in what could set a precedent in Canada’s sexual assault laws.Bradley Barton says Cindy Gladue died after a night of consensual, rough sex in an Edmonton motel in June 2011. Her body was found in the bathtub after Barton called 911. She had an 11-centimetre cut in her vagina and had bled to death.A jury found Barton not guilty of first-degree murder and manslaughter. The Crown appealed following nationwide protests and the Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a new trial.The Appeal Court ruled serious errors were made in the original trial and in the judge’s charge to the jury about Barton’s conduct and on sexual assault legislation as it pertains to consent.The Supreme Court is to hear arguments Thursday on several procedural matters, including the role of interveners, but may also decide for the first time whether an “objective likelihood of harm” cancels out sexual consent.The Alberta Crown, as well as attorney generals in other provinces, including Ontario, is arguing for such an addition to the law.Barton’s lawyer, Dino Bottos, says it would be a big deal if the top court agrees. He plans to argue that the Crown brought up the consent versus harm argument on appeal, not at trial, and it shouldn’t affect his client’s case.It would be akin to double jeopardy, Bottos says. “We’re just trying to hold the line.”Lise Gotell is a gender studies professor at the University of Alberta and chairwoman of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, or LEAF, one of 16 groups intervening in the Barton case. She points out the court has previously ruled that a person killed in a fist fight couldn’t have consented to bodily harm.“But the court has never made a ruling on whether or not this rule applies in a sexual context.”The Barton case is complicated, says Gotell, who adds that LEAF won’t argue for the new consent provision because it believes Gladue didn’t agree at all.Barton has testified that he hired Gladue for two nights of sex that included putting his fist in her vagina. When he woke up after the second night, he said, he found her dead in the tub.A medical examiner testified that the wound to Gladue’s vaginal wall was likely to have been caused by a sharp object and, in a rare move, he used Gladue’s preserved vaginal tissue as an exhibit.That was disrespectful and dehumanizing, says Gotell, as were the comments from lawyers who referred to Gladue more than two dozen times before the jury as a native prostitute.The 36-year-old Metis woman was a mother of three girls. She struggled with addiction and poverty and deserved better, says a factum filed by lawyers with another intervener, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.“We recall her strength and dignity now because the trial in relation to her death failed to do so,” it says.Muriel Stanley Venne, the founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, a co-intervener with LEAF, says there’s never been a better time, in light of the #MeToo movement, for a case like this to be heard.“I believe this is the most important case in my lifetime,” says Venne, who is 80. “Our Cindy Gladue is the embodiment and the hero that we are looking for to change the conduct of the court.”
Norfolk County will have to get out its chequebook now that a monster pothole has opened on a major road west of Simcoe.The failure occurred late last month on McDowell Road West about 4.5 kilometres west of Forestry Farm Road.The county flagged the problem on the afternoon of April 25. The road has since been closed with heavy concrete barricades. Nearly two weeks later, Norfolk’s roads department has no timetable for resuming through-traffic.“As far as an update goes, one will be provided at (Tuesday’s) council-in-committee meeting,” Norfolk roads manager Shawn VanAcker said Monday in an email.Whatever the county comes up with, the fix will not be easy or cheap.The failure occurred in the middle of McDowell Road in a section where the road bed is more than 20 feet higher than the surrounding landscape.A swale on the north side of the road empties into a pond on the south side. They are joined in the middle by a culvert, which the county says failed.The road bed collapsed into the space created by the broken culvert. The hole in the middle of the road measures about 10 feet across by seven feet (three metres by 2.1 metres). Installing a new culvert will require a deep excavation.“It’s quite a hole,” Langton Coun. Roger Geysens said Monday. “From what I hear, this is going to take a bit of time. It’ll have to be done sooner or later, that’s all I can say.”McDowell Road is a busy thoroughfare. It carries traffic from the west part of Norfolk into the west side of Simcoe. The road turns into West Street within Simcoe town limits and ends at Talbot Street South on the west side of Governor Simcoe Square.For the time being, the county recommends motorists use Norfolk Road 21 as a bypass. The Norfolk Road 21 access in the west is Highway 59 while the access in the east is off Forestry Farm Road.Tuesday’s meeting of Norfolk council begins at 3 p.m. in the council chamber at Governor Simcoe Square. The public is welcome to attend.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representatives joined the inter-agency team investigating new reports of large-scale displacement sparked by recent rebel fighting outside Monrovia, and assessing humanitarian conditions in the host areas near Totota, Salala and Kakata towns. Yesterday, the sound of shelling north of Totota sent thousands of people fleeing towards the three towns looking for safety.In Totota alone, an estimated 80,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) have sought shelter in transit centres. In Salala, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is planning to set up a second camp to cope with the recent influx. A separate group of over 6,000 people is believed to be living in a new IDP camp between Salala and Kakata.Meanwhile, UNHCR said security measures and aid distribution continue in Monrovia’s refugee camps. Security has been beefed up in VOA, Banjor and Samukai refugee camps, with three daily patrols by the West African ECOMIL troops. UNHCR has also been exploring the possibility of creating refugee watch teams trained in specific protection and security concerns, and equipped with basic tools like flashlights and whistles.UNHCR has also been providing aid to some of the eight IDP camps in Monrovia. In Perry Town camp, UNHCR has transported relief supplies for 435 families to be distributed by a local non-governmental agency later this week. Some 3,600 displaced people have returned to Perry Town, which used to host 8,000 people. Many families have been separated in the recent rebel fighting that forced some of them north to Tubmanburg.
Marianne Elliott, the acclaimed theatre director, has said that an absence of visible female directors during her youth made her believe she may never be able take on theatre’s top job.Elliott, whose career has seen her direct at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and the National Theatre – following an invitation from Nicholas Hytner – confessed that she had questioned her ability to be successful in theatre solely because of her gender.”I went to Hull University, I didn’t have good enough grades for anything else and I thought I could do drama. ”But I honestly never thought I’d go into it. I started directing then and I really enjoyed it, again, I still didn’t think that I would do it because I thought you had to be a man,” she told Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. She included The Smiths and Bjork among her Desert Island choicesCredit:PA/PA 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. Marianne Elliott directed the National’s acclaimed 2017 run of Angels in America starring Andrew Garfield and Russell ToveyCredit:Helen Maybanks Elliott, who formed her own theatrical company Elliott & Harper with theatre producer Chris Harper in 2016, has been a leading figure in her field.She directed a series of influential productions including War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.She told presenter Kirsty Young: ”I know it’s awful isn’t it? I thought you had to be a man because they’re all male therefore; it’s clearly not something I could do.”The award winning director, who in 2011 took home the Tony for Best Direction of a Play for the Broadway production of War Horse, spoke of the positive feelings she experienced after confronting her fear of entering the male dominated arena. “I felt an enormous sense of belonging and maybe power as well,” she said. Elliott, who this year was awarded an OBE for her services to theatre, was quick to offer words of encouragement to other young women hoping to break into theatrical directing.”I would say there is no one right way, you have to follow you own instinct, you have to get atune to what your instinct is saying to you and follow that.”If it’s not what Joe Bloggs is doing that’s okay, Joe Bloggs can do his own production you just get on with yours.”Elliot chose songs including The Smiths’ Please, Please, Please, Let me Get What I Want and Bjork’s It’s Oh So Quiet. ”I love Bjork because she is the opposite of conventional and that’s how I would say all the women that I’ve know in my life and all the women that I’ve heard about in my life from my family are,” she said.Desert Island Discs is on BBC Radio 4 today at 11:15am
BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR GEORGE Soros said Europe faces 25 years of Japanese-style stagnation unless politicians pursue further integration of the currency bloc and change policies that have discouraged banks from lending.While the immediate financial crisis that has plagued Europe since 2010 “is over,” it still faces a political crisis that has divided the region between creditor and debtor nations, Soros, 83, said in a Bloomberg Television interview in London today. At the same time, banks have been encouraged to pass stress tests, rather than boost the economy by providing capital to businesses, he said.Europe “may not survive 25 years of stagnation,” Soros said in the interview with Francine Lacqua. “You have to go further with the integration. You have to solve the banking problem, because Europe is lagging behind the rest of the world in sorting out its banks.”Soros, whose hedge-fund firm gained about 20 percent a year on average from 1969 to 2011, has been a constant critic of how the European currency bloc was designed and of budget cuts imposed on indebted nations such as Greece and Spain at the height of the crisis. He said more “radical” policies are required to avoid a “long period” of stagnation.Yields FallingInvestors have concluded that Europe’s debt crisis has waned, with the average yield-to-maturity on bonds from Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain falling to 2.4 percent yesterday, the lowest in the history of the euro area, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch indexes. That’s down from more than 9.5 percent in 2011, when the region was rocked by concern that nations would struggle to service their debt, risking a breakup of the currency bloc.European bank shares are “very depressed,” making it an “attractive time” to invest, Soros said. Still, he said it is going to be a “very tough year” for lenders as they try to shrink balance sheets and boost their capital to pass the European Central Bank’s stress tests, he said.The 43-member Bloomberg Europe Banks and Financial Services Index trades at a 0.2 percent discount to book value, while the KBW Bank Index, which tracks 24 U.S. lenders, trades at a 14 percent premium, data compiled by Bloomberg show.The ECB will analyze lenders this year to determine whether they could survive an economic crisis. ECB Chairman Mario Draghi has said he’s determined to convince investors that the health check is thorough and credible.Ukraine CrisisSoros Fund Management LLC, the hedge-fund firm that Soros turned into a New York-based family office three years ago to manage only his personal wealth, made $5.5 billion of investment gains in 2013, according to LCH Investments NV. The profits were more than any hedge-fund manager, according to LCH, a firm overseen by the Edmond de Rothschild Group that invests in hedge funds.Soros also said Ukraine should serve as a “wake-up call” for Europe, because the political turmoil the country now faces stems in part from the same problems that triggered the region’s financial crisis.The European Union required “too much” of Ukraine and offered “too little” as the country attempted to join the political bloc, he said. That enabled Russian President Vladimir Putin to fill the void and gain power in Ukraine, he said.“Europe needs to rediscover its own European identity — instead of each country just pursuing its own national interests and getting further into conflict with the others,” Soros said. “I hope Europe passes this test” in Ukraine, he said.Soros, who made $1 billion betting against the U.K. pound in 1992, added that a British referendum on leaving the EU would be “disastrous,” because it would cost the country jobs.U.K. growth has been fueled by multinational companies selling goods and services to Europe, so it would be “suicidal” if the country left, he said.- © BloombergIreland’s economy forecast to grow 1.7 per cent in 2014>
According to the Global Water organization, less than 50% of the world’s population has access to safe drinking water. Ironically, those who don’t have access to safe drinking water may have better access to bicycles. These two facts are what make the CycoClean such a great idea.The CycoClean is a bicycle which is capable of cleaning water from nearly any source using pedal power. Adding to the usefulness of the bicycle is its durability thanks to non-puncture tires, redundancies, and the ability to use it as just a water pump when the filters expire.AdChoices广告Once a rider finds a water source they simply lower the supplied hose into it and put the bike up on its stand. With the rear wheel off the ground the bicycle turns into a water cleaning station. As the rider pumps the pedals, water is brought into the system and cleansed through a micro-filtration membrane before it is stored in a container of the rider’s choice.The CycloClean is capable of filtering three tons of water in ten hours (1.3 gallons every minute). Of course, you have to remember you need to have a rider that whole time, so a team of people on hand is recommended.This innovative bike is made by Japanese company Nippon Basic and costs $6,650, so you are not going to have your average person picking one up. Still, over the last five years 200 of the bikes have been produced.Read more at Wired
The journey from Australia to Greece is far from an easy one. You spend a whole day on air and when you arrive, you need a couple more to adjust. Imagine doing that just for the weekend. Zoi Petalidou did just that: on Friday 2 February, she got off work, went to the airport, made the long journey, and on Monday she was back to work. In the meantime, she got to be among the 140,000 people who flocked the Syntagma square to protest against the negotiation talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. “I experienced the most beautiful thing that any Greek soul can offer, by just doing my duty,” she says. “Because this is how I seet it. As my duty and what my soul needed.”The protest itself exceeded her expectations. “It’s hard to put into words,” she says, describing how she was one of the first to arrive, still exhausted from the arduous flight and the fact that she’d been working till the last minute, but was also one of the last to leave Athens’ central square. Zoi Petalidou, while traveling from Melbourne to Athens.“Greek people were shouting, crying, singing along with me,” she remembers. “It was a beautiful spring day, it was something unprecedented. Sunday passed very quickly.”Her decision to do this unusual weekend trip came on the spur of the moment. “I go wherever I can, whenever my country needs me,” she says, and notes that there were others like her, coming from all parts of the world, although not for such a brief stay. “I would do this in a heartbeat,” she says, pointing to her background as a proud Macedonian of Pontian origins, born in Thessaloniki. “Now it’s time for the Melbourne rally,” she says. “I will be there alongside all the people who organised the first successful protest for Macedonia on the 21st January. Our joy and emotions are beyond words, because we just know what unites us and we fight for it, overcoming obstacles and people who want to undermine our actions with vague and unfounded accusations,” she added. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+ WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever WhatsApp WWE posted video (above) of what went down after RAW went off the air last night in Phoenix involving Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins.Lesnar opted to stop his attack while WWE officials helped Rollins back to his feet.As reported earlier, WWE confirmed Lesnar vs. Rollins for WrestleMania 35.WWE also posted these post-show interviews after RAW. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Videos Articles Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Off air matches before RAW in PhoenixThe following matches were taped for Main Event before RAW last night:– The Lucha House Party defeated Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers.– The B-Team defeated The Ascension.Source: PWInsiderRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 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 WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Cesaro Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW
In the face of a declining workforce and aging infrastructure at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha officials are looking at ways to bolster the standing of the installation even in the absence of a future BRAC round.“It’s important that we protect the base, keep its assets in Nebraska, including the thousands of men and women that are there serving our country,” Ken Stinson, head of the Nebraska Military Support Coalition, told the Omaha World-Herald.One positive for Offutt is DOD’s decision to replace U.S. Strategic Command’s command and control center with a new $1.2 billion headquarters, a move that likely secures a long-term future for the installation.But Stinson remains concerned that Offutt’s other commands could be relocated to another Air Force base relatively easily. The Air Force wouldn’t need a base closure round to consolidate missions or relocate them, according to Stinson.“We are still concerned about the loss of commands at Offutt,” he said. “I think the threat is very real.”Another threat to the base is the poor condition of its runway, which the Air Force has rated as the worst among 17 Air Combat Command airfields. To remedy the situation, elected officials and business leaders in Nebraska are supporting a runway reconstruction project that could cost up to $125 million, according to the story.“We have to be forward-looking, forward-thinking,” said State Sen. Tommy Garrett, whose district includes Offutt. “There’s so much we can and should do to keep Offutt alive.”The Nebraska Military Support Coalition and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce have been working with the Legislature to make the state more attractive to service members and veterans.“We’ve been an important part of the military-industrial complex for decades,” said David Brown, the chamber’s president and CEO. “It’s in our DNA to be supportive of the military.” Dan Cohen AUTHOR
0 Tags It’s officially summer, but tech news never takes a vacation. This week Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency amid skepticism from politicians, your car’s computer went to court in Georgia, and a US senator introduced a bill that puts pressure on tech companies to show they’re politically neutral.And there was a lot more. Here are the stories you don’t want to miss.Is 5G hazardous to your health? What you need to knowThe rollout of 5G using super high-frequency radio airwaves has ignited old fears about cellphone radiation risks. Getty Images Jared Harris on filming harrowing Chernobyl series: ‘I enjoy the fear’The star of the HBO and Sky hit miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster talks about making the show, why it resonates now and why he loves Frasier. HBO Using CRISPR to resurrect the deadGene-editing breakthroughs could let us bring extinct species, like the wooly mammoth, back from the dead. But should we? Black Bone Illustration See how the futuristic home of a wounded warrior has life-changing consequencesRob Jones’ legs were amputated after an attack in Afghanistan in 2010. Now his home is giving him an assist to live more independently. Tyler Lizenby/CNET New Stranger Things clothing line turned my fashion sense Upside DownThe Netflix hit inspired an H&M collection from another dimension, so naturally I got a romper covered with Demogorgons. Erin Carson/CNET US fires up X-ray tech to catch illegal drugs at the borderOne drive-through scanner detected nearly 650 pounds of methamphetamine and the synthetic opioid fentanyl hidden under a load of cucumbers. AS&E Remembering Avatar, and the collective fever dream of its insane successTo this day it’s the most financially successful movie ever made. So why the hell has everyone decided to collectively forget about its existence? Disney Here are the photos you should use on your online dating profileFor the inaugural Swipe Right column, we explore how you’re supposed to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger on Tinder. Angela Lang/CNET Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Pokemon Go with magic wandsThe long-anticipated Harry Potter video game is out now in the US, and we aren’t disappointed. Sarah Tew/CNET Movie reviews 5G Harry Potter Cryptocurrency Post a comment Tech Industry Smart Home Sci-Tech Share your voice
The Amazfit Bip is a steal at $70 News • Apple Watch vs. Amazfit Bip: The $80 smartwatch alternative The Cheapskate See it Wearable Tech CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $79 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Tags See It 1:27 Mentioned Above Amazfit Bip (kokoda green) Comment Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Amazfit Bip is amazingly good for the price See All reading • Amazfit Bip smartwatch dips to $64 (Update: Expired) $79 Now playing: Watch this: 35 Photos Amazfit Bip Share your voice 1 Apple The Amazfit Bip, shown here with the orange bezel, is an incredible value at $64. Sarah Tew/CNET Honestly, I hadn’t touched my Amazfit Bip for several months. Most days I wear my Apple Watch, but with a four-day vacation looming and no desire to hassle with charging it, I reached for the Bip.I’m glad I did. It worked like the wellness champ I remembered it to be, and after five days off the charger, the battery still showed 87%. The watch normally sells for $80, but for a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon Prime subscribers can get the Amazfit Bip for $63.99. It’s available at that price in both black and white. (Never mind the long-since-expired promo code mentioned in the accompanying video, which is otherwise spot-on.)See it at AmazonThis isn’t an all-time low for the Bip, but it’s close. Everything you need to know about the watch, you can find in Scott Stein’s Amazfit Bip review.Sadly, Amazfit has stubbornly refused to remedy one problem: Several of the included digital watch faces show only 24-hour time. Others can do 12-hour, thankfully, and obviously the analog faces are fine. I’ll also note that some wearers have experienced reliability issues with the watch, though at least it’s covered by a 12-month warranty.Bottom line: If you’re looking for notifications, GPS, heart rate monitoring, an always-on screen, fantastic battery life and, oh yeah, the time of day, the Bip is a fantastic buy at $64. Review • Amazfit Bip review: You won’t believe how great a budget smartwatch can be Walmart Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Apple
Guntur : Former chief minister and TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu criticized that power cuts started in the state within a month of YSRCP ruling and expressed ire on the government. He conducted a meeting with the party senior leaders in the state party office in Guntur city on Thursday. Speaking on this occasion,he made it clear that TDP government is not responsible for seeds scarcity in the state. He recalled that there were no power cuts in the TDP ruling. He said that the people have been facing lot of problems due to power cuts and recalled that no seeds scarcity in the TDP government.
“Leaving Neverland,” a new documentary focused on the child sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson, has already stirred some controversy at the Sundance Film Festival, and now that backlash has hit its IMDb page.On Friday afternoon at about 1:20 p.m. PT, the IMDb page for the documentary read “Liar, Liar 2: The Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck Story.” Robson and Safechuck are two Jackson accusers who appear in the documentary. It was fixed by about 2:05 p.m. PT. Jackson’s fans who are critical of the documentary have been targeting IMDb, as well as other companies, for sponsoring Sundance.On Friday during a Q&A following “Leaving Neverland’s” premiere, Robson responded to the protest and online backlash, saying about the angry fans, “I don’t feel like there’s anything I need to say to them except that I understand that it’s really hard for them to believe.”“We can only accept and understand something when we’re ready, maybe we’ll never be ready, maybe we will,” he went on. “That’s their journey. “ CREDIT: IMDb screenshot It would appear that angry Jackson fans vandalized the page. Those with a registered IMDb account are able to make edits on films’ pages, similar to Wikipedia. IMDb did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.At Sundance, the documentary had been generating controversy and even spawned a small protest by Jackson fans outside the Egyptian Theatre, where it had its world premiere on Friday. The police ended up outnumbering the protesters, however.
Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)’Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo Songs It’s no secret that Nintendo has been working on its first theme park in partnership with Universal Studios. But today we learned some more details about just how and when the company is making the leap from the small digital play of video games to the sprawling physical play of amusement parks.Super Nintendo World is coming to Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (teased this past summer by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a Mario hat) before expanding to Orlando and Hollywood.Existing Universal Studios’ attractions feature lovingly detailed recreations of the worlds of our favorite #brands. The crown jewel is the massive and meticulous Wizarding World of Harry Potter with its butterbeer, dragon roller coasters, goblin bankers, and infrared wands. But other sections of the parks are nearly as impressive. I still carry around my “Bort” keychain from The Simpsons Park, also featuring actual sad fast food workers at a fictional Krusty Burger. So Nintendo fans should have faith that Super Nintendo World does right by the characters.What will the actual rides at Super Nintendo World even be? The press release mentions “expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops, and restaurants.” The concept art shows off an impressive but vague Mario playground. But aside from that, all we can do is speculate. So let’s do that! How else are we going to survive these next four years mortgaging our homes to Tom Nook to afford a ticket??For actual Nintendo theme park ideas, Wii U launch game Nintendo Land is probably a good place to look. Who wouldn’t want to ride an F-Zero roller coaster or a Metroid shooting range? However, we’d like to offer some more… conceptually ambitious ideas.1. BrooklynMario is Nintendo’s biggest star, so of course he’s going to be featured prominently at Super Nintendo World. But instead of going the obvious route with a Mushroom Kingdom Park or Isle Delfino water slide, we suggest Universal pay tribute to Mario’s working-class plumbing roots with a full-scale recreation of 1980s Brooklyn, New York. Captain Lou Albano would be so proud.2. King Dedede’s Pleasure PalaceOf all the Nintendo characters that embody pure hedonism, the parka-wearing penguin King Dedede of the Kirby franchise is my favorite. Depending on how family friendly Super Nintendo World wants to be, a “Pleasure Palace” could be a few different, vague things. But no matter what the attraction has to play the slowed-down, pimped-out version of Dedede’s theme song.3. Fire Emblem Child GeneratorSome theme parks already have this questionable attraction where you and a partner pay to have your faces mashed up to show your hypothetical child. Since pairing off characters and recruiting their future children is already a feature in the recent Fire Emblem games, there’s no reason why Nintendo can’t get it on this designer baby action.4. Isiah Whitlock, Jr.’s Doc Louis’s Punch-Out!! GymIf you’re a buff dad taking your kids on vacation, you care a lot about the quality of a hotel gym. So a Punch-Out!!-themed gym with pink hoodies and giant fake versions of Glass Joe, King Hippo, and Mike Tyson to beat up could be a real hit. But to really put this over the top, Nintendo should get Isiah Whitlock of The Wire to reprise his role as famous chocolate-crazed coach Doc Louis. That’d be the sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.5. Pokemon Go ParkPokemon Go maybe isn’t quite what it used to be, but it’s still a huge phenomenon. So Nintendo would be stupid not to stuff Super Nintendo World full of rare Pokemon to catch in augmented reality. I just hope they’re fenced off in one designated area of the park so the rest of us can enjoy ourselves without worrying about bumping into would-be trainers in an already crowded space.6. Exit Through Wario’s Gift ShopI’ve already talked about Wario is Nintendo’s brilliant tool for commenting on crass consumerism while still profiting from it. So there’s no better mascot for a theme park gift shop full of cheap and useless crap. Behold! Walls of Waluigi Amiibo! Bulk packages of Devil’s Third! An exclusive Virtual Boy re-release! Wario laughs as you gobble it all down, suckers!7. Donkey Kong’s Krazy Karaoke KornerIf Super Nintendo World doesn’t have a way for friends to get drunk and belt out the DK Rap, then it’s already a failure. Stay on target
Zero-carbon electric transport is already in reach for small islands The HYmini is a handheld universal charger that captures wind power, solar power, and power from electrical outlets to charge a variety of portable devices. Explore further Although the charger, called HYmini, should be initially charged via an electrical wall outlet (which takes about 4 hours), it can be topped off away from home in windy or sunny conditions. With enough solar batteries, it’s possible to fully charge the HYmini without any electrical power. Wind power is intended solely for supplemental charging, though. When fully charged, HYmini’s 5V/1A lithium ion battery can provide power for cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, iPods, and even digital cameras. Gadgets are hooked up to the charger via a USB cable and various adapters that are included in the package. miniWIZ claims the charger´s battery can be recharged up to 500 times, providing at least 1000mA/h of storage capacity that can be transferred to mobile devices. HYmini’s built-in wind charger consists of a micro wind power generator activated by a tiny fan. At wind speeds between 9 and 40 mph, the turbine can provide up to 1W of power with a 65 mA capacity. A green LED lights up when charging, which can also be used as a night light. The input current depends on the wind speed: in tests, 20 minutes of 19-mph winds could generate enough charge to power an MP3 player for 40 minutes, a cell phone for 4 minutes, or a digital camera for 20 pictures. The company suggests that the charger would be ideal when biking, skiing, or participating in similar high-speed activities, although it caps off at 40 mph for safety reasons. The charger is moisture-proof, and the turbine is made of soft PVC that breaks on impact to avoid injury. Replacement turbines can be purchased online.Besides electrical and wind, the HYmini can also be charged by the sun. The package comes with four optional 6-inch solar miniSOLAR panels, which can be linked together to the charger to provide up to 5V. When charging, a side indicator turns red to note that sunlight is being converted into electricity and stored in the device´s internal battery.The HYmini is available starting at USD $50 in black, white, and green. The miniSOLAR panels are $25 each, and the site also provides data on the average percentage of sunlight and wind speeds for various US cities. More information: http://www.hymini.comvia: Gizmag Citation: Clip-on wind and solar charger powers your mobile devices (2008, April 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-04-clip-on-solar-charger-powers-mobile.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. You’re riding your bike, the wind’s in your hair – and now it can be in your miniature wind and solar charger clipped to your handlebars or upper arm. A company called miniWIZ has developed a handheld universal charger that captures wind power, solar power, and power from electrical outlets to charge a variety of portable devices.
Kolkata: Three persons including two Trinamool Congress workers were shot dead at Joynagar in South 24-Parganas on Thursday evening. Some miscreants also hurled bombs at the vehicle of Joynagar MLA Biswanath Das, in front of a petrol pump.Sources informed that Das had gone to the Trinamool party office at Baharu area and sent his driver along with another party worker to refuel his car. His driver had parked it outside the petrol pump and went to have tea. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAll of a sudden, some miscreants started hurling bombs at the vehicle. Several bullets were also fired at the vehicle. As a result, the driver, the Trinamool worker and another person standing there sustained multiple bullet and splinter injuries. Local residents and pedestrians started running for their lives. Das claimed that he was the target of the miscreants as he regularly visits the place and used to have tea from a stall there. On Thursday, he was late and thus went directly to the part office. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”I was the target. I visit the place regularly and interact with the people known to me there. Today I got late. So I went directly to Baharu party office. After reaching the party office I asked my driver to refuel the car, after which he went there with another party worker,” said Das. According to local sources, driver Selim Khan and Trinamool worker Saifuddin Khan were declared brought dead in a hospital, while the other injured person succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Upon receiving the news, Superintendent of Police (SP), Baruipur Police District, Ajay Prasad, rushed to the spot along with other senior police officials. Prasad said: “we are trying to nab the culprits as soon as possible.” District Trinamool president Subhasish Chakraborty alleged that the attack was planned by an Opposition party.
Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories Comments Share 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated PressVATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI’s ex-butler and another Vatican lay employee will go on trial next week in the embarrassing theft of papal documents that exposed alleged corruption at the Holy See’s highest levels.Judge Giuseppe Dalla Torre said Monday the first session would begin Saturday, Sept. 29.Paolo Gabriele, who as butler in the papal apartments had served for several years as one of Benedict’s closest aides, is accused of grand theft. Claudio Sciarpelletti, who has been temporarily suspended from his post as a computer specialist in the Holy See office of secretariat of state, will be tried on a lesser charge, that of aiding and abetting the crime. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day According to last month’s indictment, Gabriele, who is under house arrest in Vatican City and who was relieved of his post, said he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to take the documents to shed light on what he called evil in the church.The documents, which have painted a picture of alleged infighting and corruption at the Vatican, were revealed in the Italian media this year after Gabriele allegedly passed them on.The Vatican has promised a public trial by a three-judge panel but said no still or video cameras will be permitted.Vatican officials say they are still looking into the possibility of other accomplices.Conviction on the theft charge could bring up to six years in jail.Besides allegedly pilfering the documents, Gabriele is also accused of taking a check for (EURO)100,000 (then about $125,000) made out to Benedict and donated by a Spanish Catholic university.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories How men can have a healthy 2019
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