5 Tips from the Pros for Adapting Books into Film Scripts

first_imgInterested in adapting books into screenplays? Follow these professional tips to create practical adaptations for the big screen.Cover image from Trumbo (via Bleecker Street).Writing a script can be hard work. It takes a lot to put pen to paper (or even just open Final Draft) and build a story from scratch, develop a narrative, define characters and conflicts, and tie it all together with a nice thematic and cinematic bow.It would make sense for screenwriters and filmmakers to gravitate towards stories that are already tried and true and popular with audiences — as is the case with books. From canonical classics to modern bestsellers, books make great fodder for screenplay adaptations.That is, until, you dive into one yourself. Adapting books is harder than it looks, and it can be one of the most difficult and frustrating tasks for filmmakers and writers alike. But, fear not, here are five pieces of adapting advice from the pros who have been there and successfully done just that.1. Find the Narrative ArcsImage from Life of Pi (via 20th Century Fox).I’ve written screenplays and teleplays adapting novels, and it is admittedly hard to distill the essence of a story from a world in which it exists as words and impressions guiding the pure imagination of the audience, and a visual medium that is defined by what you see and hear as well as what you don’t see or hear. You have to be able to find the narrative and the arcs, and lift them out of the book in one piece through interpretation into precise visual and audio descriptions.This first piece of advice, which comes from professional screenwriter and film critic for Forbes Mark Hughes (via the Huffington Post), jumps into the crux of the process for adapting long-form novels into film- and television-ready scripts. At the end of the day, the narrative arc is the most important (and often most memorable) part of a book. It stands to reason that when working a book into a script, this should be your first and primary focus for beginning an adaption.2. Resist the Urge of Voice OverImage from Big Fish (via Sony Pictures).I think one reason that many adaptations rely on voice-over is that the filmmakers never found a way to externalize the essence of the novel they were adapting. Instead of making a movie that could stand on its own, they created the cinematic equivalent of a book-on-tape. To me, these movies always ‘feel’ written, a huge limitation.To many screenwriters who work in adaptions, the allure of using an “author’s voice-over” makes sense. But, as John August points out (who certainly knows a thing or two about adaption writing with credits which include Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, and Charlie and Chocolate Factory — to name a few), it’s a crutch that can actually negate a work’s authenticity and essence by creating that “book-on-tape” feeling, which is not ideal for films.3. Don’t Be Afraid to CutImage from The Fellowship of the Ring (via Warner Bros).Cutting happens in layers. First identify the theme and the protagonist’s outer motivation. If the subplots don’t support them, cut them, along with any minor characters that are distracting. Then layer the outer motivation with the hero’s inner motivation. Again, if a plot point has nothing to do with either, cut it.In an article on her website Script Mag, Jeanne Veillette Bowerman breaks down her process of adapting the New York Times Best Seller and Pulitzer Prize-winning book Slavery by Another Name into a feature film. In particular, she outlines the brutal mindset needed to cut a book down judiciously as “storylines that support a 400-page book cannot possibly fit into 110 pages of script” — and to “get your chainsaw ready to start pruning.”4. Avoid Long Thinking Image from The Great Gatsby (via Warner Bros).Some tribes of American Indians had a word to describe those of their brethren who sat around thinking deep thoughts. Literally the word translated to The Disease of Long-Thinking. Quite often, lead characters in novels suffer from this disease. When essential plot information is presented only in a character’s thought or in the character’s internal world, one solution is to give this character a sounding board, another character, to which his thoughts can be voiced aloud. Either adapt an existing character from the novel or create a new one. Challenges to screenwriters adapting books will continuously present themselves throughout the process. As we learn from Lynne Pembroke and Jim Kalergis from coverscript.com, you can cut novel characters’ tendency to “long-think” internal problems and thoughts — or better attribute them to another character.5. Show, Don’t TellImage from The Giver (via The Weinstein Company).Screenplays are about showing everything on the sleeve. There is some very minor telling (in the form of montages), but ‘show, don’t tell’ is a must in this purely visual medium. Yet novels allow for far more telling than showing. This is naturally difficult for screenwriters, because the script development process rejects long exposition and non-visual storytelling. Learning how to utilize lengthier exposition requires a whole new mindset.Perhaps the best piece of advice for screenwriters for adaptions or originals is in this article by accomplished screenwriter Jeff Lyons on the importance of “showing, not telling” an audience what is happening. As the differences between watching a film and reading a book are quite obvious, it can still be tricky to remember that visual information can both be more concise and entertaining at the same time.For more scripting and screenwriting resources, check out some of the links below.6 Free Scriptwriting Resources for Your Next Screenplay8 Screenwriting Tips for the Emerging Writer9 Sites for Free Movie ScriptsScreenwriting Archiveslast_img read more

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Where tigers are making a comeback

first_img Where will tigers come from?The Sunderbans in south Bengal is home to about 100 tigers. Experts have consciously decided not to augment tigers in the Buxa reserve from the Sunderbans, a completely different mangrove ecosystem.Instead, tigers from the forest reserves of Assam, which have a similar flora and fauna, will be introduced in Buxa. The reserve is located very close to Assam’s Manas Tiger Reserve, and some experts believe that animals from Manas often come to Buxa using Bhutan as a corridor.What are the challenges?The initial plan is to introduce six tigers at Buxa, but this poses a challenge to forest officials as there is human habitation in the area.The tiger reserve has an area of about 757.9 sq km, of which 390 sq km lies in the core area and 367 sq km in the buffer zone. There are about 38 villages in Buxa and 49 villages in the fringe area.A number of tea gardens are located on the periphery of the reserve.The people residing in the villages mainly work at the tea plantations. In an attempt to mitigate the human versus animal conflict, the Forest Department has started awareness programmes in the villages before introducing the tigers.Besides the population pressure, another major challenge at Buxa is the broad gauge rail line passing through the reserve, connecting Siliguri and Alipurduar. Over the past few years, a number of elephants and other animals have died, having been run over by trains.The Buxa reserve is home to smaller cats such as leopards which occasionally surface in the tea gardens nearby.There are also common clouded leopards, jungle cats and fishing cats. The herbivore list includes elephants, Indian gaur, chital, sambars, barking deer and hog deer.It is home to at least 68 species of mammals, 41 species of reptiles and more than 246 species of birds, four species of amphibians, 73 species of fishes and over a hundred species of butterflies and moths.What is the stricture on tourists?Besides the arrival of tigers, wildlife enthusiasts have another reason to cheer as the Eastern Circuit Bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed the State government to close all tourist accommodations in the Buxa reserve. The Tribunal was responding to a petition by an environmentalist who alleged that the tourist facilities had come up in violation of the Indian Forest Act and other laws. In an order issued earlier this week, the Bench asked the Forest Department to submit a compliance report by the second week of October. There are about 90 accommodations, run by both the Forest Department and private operators, in the reserve. Tigers will roar again at Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal. Located in Alipurduar district, the reserve, parts of which border Bhutan, has been identified for the tiger augmentation programme by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).How big is it?Notified as a tiger reserve in 1983, Buxa consists of moist, deciduous and evergreen forests. It stretches to a length of 50 km from west to east and 35 km from north to south.Over the past few years, the number of tigers in the Buxa reserve has been hotly debated by wildlife enthusiasts. While Forest Department officials claimed there were tigers in the reserve, almost no sighting of the big cats raised questions about their presence. The survey of tigers in 2011 based on DNA analyses of scat put the number of tigers at 20.last_img read more

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Invasive plants taking over the U.S.

first_imgInvasive plants are conquering the United States. The first comprehensive assessment for the continental United States has found that nonnative plants are more widely distributed than native plants are. And humans are largely to blame.Invasive plants have been a problem in the United States for years. They range from the fast-growing Japanese kudzu, which has smothered more than 3 million hectares, mostly in the South, to the bristly cheatgrass, native to Eurasia and the Mediterranean, which has wreaked havoc on western lands, crowding out other grasses and fueling bigger fires in places like Nevada. Yet scientists have long assumed that native species are more widely distributed than these newcomers, because the natives have had more time to fill in their potential ranges.The new study calls that assumption into question. Researchers led by biogeographer Bethany Bradley of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, created lists of 13,575 plants that are native (9402), endemic (2397), alien (1201), or invasive (755) in the continental United States using the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) PLANTS database. (Endemic plants are natives with limited ranges, whereas aliens are nonnative but noninvasive. Invasive species in the study are nonnatives identified as highly aggressive, noxious weeds by the federal government and many states or listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States.) Then, they divided the country into squares the size of an average county, about 2500 square kilometers, and determined which plants were present in each grid cell based on distribution data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, an international organization that provides open-access biodiversity data.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)For each plant species, the researchers documented the total number of grid cells occupied, determined the extent of its range, and modeled its potential range based on the climate of the grid cells that it occupied.The team found that invasive and alien plants are more widely distributed than natives across the continental United States. Even invasive species that are still relatively rare in the United States are already widely introduced. For example, tropical spiderwort, an aggressive weed in agriculture, was first identified as a problem in Florida in the 1990s and has already made it to California. Invasives and aliens also had larger potential ranges than natives, the team reports online ahead of print in Global Ecology and Biogeography.These relative newcomers have more footholds in more diverse ecosystems than was previously thought, but that’s not all. By comparing the plants’ actual and potential distributions, the scientists also calculated each plant’s range infilling, or the fraction of its potential range that it was currently actually occupying. They found that the average invasive plant now inhabits only about 50% of its expected range. That means there’s still plenty of space for these plants to invade.  So why are the nonnative plants doing so well? Bradley says that even if invasives enjoy intrinsic advantages—like broader climate tolerances and stronger competitive abilities—over natives, biological factors do not fully account for the invasives’ success. The key may be human activity. People assist nonnatives intentionally—planting ornamentals like English ivy—and by accident—sowing grass seed contaminated with nonnative seeds—but the result is the same: a takeover by nonnative plants.“The research shows that the problem isn’t just the initial introduction of an invasive,” says Dana Blumenthal, a USDA plant ecologist in Fort Collins, Colorado, who was not involved in the study. “It’s also the repeated introduction of invasives by people.”There is a morsel of good news, according to the researchers. The widespread distribution of nonnative, noninvasive alien plants suggests that native plants could survive in climates and geographical areas that they now don’t inhabit. They also may be able to survive longer in their current habitats, even with a changed climate.“That’s a potential silver lining for near-term conservation efforts,” Bradley concludes. “We might have a little more time before climate change makes the current ranges of many species uninhabitable.”last_img read more

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The end of the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo era? Football rings the changes in 2018

first_imgHowever, the main international events in 2019 are elsewhere.The first 24-team Asian Cup takes place in the UAE in January and February, before Brazil hosts the Copa America and the United States defend the CONCACAF Gold Cup.France are hoping to win another World Cup, as they host the 24-team women’s tournament in June and July, with the USA the defending champions.And a decision is expected soon on whether Egypt or South Africa host the 24-nation Africa Cup of Nations in June and July after the Confederation of African Football stripped Cameroon of the tournament due to delays in their preparations. Paris, France | AFP | Monday 12/24/2018 – 19:42 UTC+8 | 668 wordsby Andy SCOTTADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Both enjoyed prolific years, with the Argentine driving Barcelona to a Spanish league and cup double and Ronaldo winning another Champions League with Real Madrid before moving to Juventus in the transfer of the year.Modric takes Ballon d’OrHowever, their numbers are down on the phenomenal figures of past years, and instead it was the impish playmaker Modric who won the Ballon d’Or, and FIFA’s best player award, on the strength of his role in Madrid’s Champions League triumph and Croatia’s World Cup run. He was also the best player in Russia.Ronaldo and Messi had shared the Ballon d’Or between them for the last decade, winning five each. Ronaldo was second this time, while Messi was fifth, behind Antoine Griezmann and Mbappe.“Nobody has the right to compare themselves to them. They are among the best in the history of the sport,” Modric told France Football. “To follow on from them is incredible, and I am proud of it.”Crowned the best young player, Mbappe will hope the future belongs to him.At club level, his PSG side are among the teams desperate to end Real’s run of three straight Champions League titles.The Spaniards beat Liverpool in this year’s final in Kiev with Gareth Bale scoring twice, and will hope to retain the trophy next year with the final in Madrid.Meanwhile, there is lots to look forward to at international level in 2019.Nations League finalsThe new UEFA Nations League has been an instant hit. It will conclude with the four-team finals in Portugal in June, with the hosts facing Switzerland and England playing the Netherlands in the last four.“We want to go beyond where we went last summer, and we’re in the mix for what is a really important staging post in our development,” said England manager Gareth Southgate of that competition. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kylian Mbappe stars, ball-tampering scandal, Serena Williams outburst: 2018 sporting highlights Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From Spain’s 3-3 draw with Portugal in the group stage, featuring a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick, to Belgium’s 2-1 quarter-final win over Brazil and Croatia’s epic semi-final defeat of England in extra time, it was studded with memorable matches.But it was much more than that. “Maybe this is one of the weirdest World Cups,” said Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic.His team’s remarkable run to the final and the premature exits of Germany, Spain and Argentina showed that international football can still be unpredictable.It will also probably be remembered as the tournament that marked the end of Messi and Ronaldo’s dreams of lifting the World Cup.They were eliminated on the same day in the last 16, and 2018 could be remembered as the year when the Messi-Ronaldo era ended.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife Antonella during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football’s standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game’s most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion One of the enduring images from 2018 will remain Kylian Mbappe consoling Lionel Messi in the Russian city of Kazan, just after the final whistle in France’s 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup.This was to a large extent Mbappe’s year, as the teenage superstar exploded on the world stage by scoring twice in that game, the first World Cup brace by a teenager since Pele in 1958.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefStill just 19 at the time, Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe also became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Pele as France won the trophy for the second time by beating Luka Modric’s Croatia 4-2 in the final on a dark and damp Sunday in Moscow.The World Cup itself was a joy to watch, a richly entertaining tournament full of memorable games and concluding with the highest-scoring final since 1966. 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AKAMAI 3 LAST

first_imgAs Hotstar continues to develop and bring to market worldAs Hotstar continues to develop and bring to market world class events, including movie premieres and live sports such as the ongoing Indian Premier League and the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, the two companies are working together to introduce new features and innovations on the video streaming front.About Hotstar Hotstar is India?s largest premium streaming platform with more than 85,000 hours of drama and movies in 8 languages, and coverage of every major global sporting event. Launched in February 2015, it has been downloaded by more than 65 million users and has attracted followers on the back of a highly evolved video streaming technology and high attention to quality of experience across devices and platforms.About Akamai As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The companys advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visitwww.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter. Media Contact Details Nidha Adeni, Akamai Technologies, nadeni@akamai.com Manju Menon, WE, mmenon@we-worldwide.com Busineswire GSVlast_img read more

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Tool support in optimizing your DSP application

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Design Methods I wrote earlier about steps you can take in writing your code and designing data structures to optimize for code size, performance and power in embedded systems. This need to compress software to fit was common on early computers but is now almost forgotten on common 64-bit systems with gigabytes of memory. Embedded systems take us back to the future in needing to resurrect those skills to balance code capabilities with highly constrained memory capacities.Source: CEVA Quite a lot of the optimization that is possible will depend on your careful design and tuning of the code. But the build tools – particularly the compiler and linker – can also help. In this blog I’ll talk about options you can use with these steps in the CEVA-Toolbox. In all cases I will be concentrating on optimizing for code size, since that will be your primary constraint.Compiler options When you’re designing and debugging your code, you’ll almost certainly be running with a -g option, requiring that debug information should be generated. Running with this option prevents the compiler from performing any optimizations that might distort the code in any way that would complicate debug. When you’re getting serious about optimizing code size, you’re going to have to remove that option.The next consideration is how the compiler chooses to optimize. By default it will optimize for performance through multiple methods. One method will unroll (limited size) for-loops by replicating the code for each iteration of the loop. This avoids the overhead of setting up and testing the loop index on each iteration but it obviously consumes more memory. Using the -Oz option will prevent unrolling, preferring the smaller and slightly slower implementation.Another option the compiler can use to optimize for performance is to inline certain functions (particularly small functions). This can eliminate the overhead of pushing and popping arguments onto and off from the stack and jumps to and from the called function. But again it will increase code size if the function is called more than once. Use the -INLINE=no option to suppress this automatic inlining.Another optimization may seem hardly worth the effort on conventional platforms but can make an important difference to code size on DSPs. This is to disable (as appropriate) compiler protections against pointer aliasing. The point of such protection is to ensure that, when choosing to parallelize a set of instructions on a VLIW machine (such as a DSP), the compiler will ensure that any pointer references in those instructions cannot get into a race condition if two or more of them are pointing to the same bit of data. This can limit the extent to which some instructions can run in parallel. You can force an interpretation that no such cases can occur using the option -alias=restrict , which should allow for more parallelism to be inferred. Naturally you should check and carefully and regress fully to ensure that this interpretation is safe.Linker The linker can also perform size-related optimizations. One of these is to remove unreferenced functions. This requires some care. Some functions may be called through a data pointer or even by a direct jump to a hard-coded address. And interrupt service functions are typically accessed through the conventional call protocol. Therefore this option must consider multiple possibilities. It will be invoked automatically and can be disabled using the -keepUnrefFuncs option.Another linker optimization can further reduce size of the code where certain symbols have been left unresolved by the assembler, to be addressed at link time. Since they start unresolved, the assembler has to assume maximum possible size to address the target processor, which may actually turn out to be wasteful when finally resolved in the linker. If no special action is taken, many such symbols may resolve to quite small addresses, but still occupying the maximum possible address word-size. Shrinking these locations can significantly shrink total code size. This is another delicate task; in shrinking any given address, direct references anywhere in the code to locations following that symbol must be adjusted. Also data alignment requirements (sometimes processor-specific) must be taken into account. Each reduction has to be considered for the best minimal encoding not only on space-saving impact but on implications for the rest of the code. Fortunately for you, these optimizations are performed by default.Taken together with best coding practices, these compiler and linker options, used with care, can help further shrink code and data size to fit your embedded system most cost-effectively. Which in turn increases your value as an experienced embedded system programmer, always a desirable goal!Ariel Hershkovitz serves as CEVA’s Senior Manager of Customer Solutions for Software Development Tools. Ariel brings over 14 years of multi-disciplinary experience, spanning software development, verification, integration and deployment of software deliveries, in both technical and managerial roles. He is passionate about user experiences, ease of use and innovative technology. Highly proficient in analyzing complex problems and simplifying them for rapid resolution. Ariel holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University, and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.. Continue Reading Previous 10 factors for finding the perfect switch for your applicationNext Axiomtek: fanless ultra compact embedded system for edge computingcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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Pogba: Dele Alli is worth more than me

first_imgPaul Pogba Man Utd star Pogba: Dele Alli worth more than me if Spurs sell Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 21:07 12/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Dele Alli Paul Pogba England France Getty Paul Pogba Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Transfers The Manchester United midfielder believes any deal involving the Tottenham star would top the £89 million fee he generated when returning to England Manchester United’s Paul Pogba believes Dele Alli would generate more than £100 million if Tottenham ever decided to sell.The France international knows all about big-money deals, having seen £89m change hands when he was brought back to Old Trafford for a second spell in 2016.That move was a record-breaking transfer at the time, but has since being topped by Neymar’s €222m switch from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With asking prices continuing to rise, Pogba believes fellow Premier League star Alli would become one of the most expensive players of all time if he were to leave Spurs.”I think he is worth even more than £100m because you see how he plays – he is very talented but still very young,” the France international told the Evening Standard.Dele Alli £100m“But he is mature as well – you can see that in his football. He can deal with the talk.”You can see he doesn’t care. He should, and will, focus on his football, and the rest, they will always speak. Always focus on the field.”Alli has been generating transfer talk for some time, with La Liga giants Real Madrid reported to be among his suitors.They are one of a few sides in world football that could afford to finance a move for the England international and thrust him under the brightest of spotlights.Pogba found himself in a similar position last summer, following his move from Juventus to United, and the 24-year-old admits he is relieved to have seen Neymar steal his transfer crown and shift focus away from his price tag at Old Trafford.He added: “The player with the biggest price tag is more expensive now, so people don’t think about me, they don’t care about me. It is good. Me, I just care about football.Paul Pogba Manchester United“I don’t think about the transfer because it is not me. That was between the clubs. The Neymar deal is special for me because it means journalists are not looking at the price any more.”They are more looking at my performance on the pitch. That’s what matters.”This season, there is less pressure for me and I can focus even more on my football.”Pogba has recently returned to the United fold after missing 12 games with a hamstring injury.He is considered to be a crucial figure in the Red Devils’ Premier League title push, with his early-season form having helped to lay the foundations on which to build a challenge for the English top-flight crown.last_img read more

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CBS refuses to run Super Bowl ad for medical marijuana

first_imgCannabis Topics Share on WhatsApp Tom Brady was already the greatest QB of all time – now he’s just rubbing it in Super Bowl LIII Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Trump administration Marijuana is now legal in some form in 33 US states and the Trump administration, while making no move to decriminalize marijuana at a federal level, has shown no interest in enforcing existing statutes that would affect the fast-growing, multibillion marijuana industry.But the still-fluid legal situation appears to have put CBS off taking the ad from New York-based Acreage Holdings during the 3 February game between New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.“We’re disappointed by the news but somewhat unsurprised,” Allen told CNN Business. “Still, we developed the ad in the spirit of a public service announcement. We feel it’s our responsibility to advocate on behalf of our patients.”Scott Greiper, the president of Viridian Capital Advisors, one of the largest investment advisers in the space, said the tricky legal status of marijuana “causes large companies like CBS concern to promote a federally illegal substance”. He added: “It’s unfortunate, and it’s conservative, but their concerns are legitimate.”Acreage Holdings is one of the largest players in the US market and comes with a stated vision “in the transformational power that cannabis has to heal and change the world” and a mission to bring “safe, affordable cannabis to everyone who needs it”.Underscoring how rapidly the marijuana business has moved from its counterculture roots, the company counts the former House speaker John Boehner and former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney among its board members.Acreage, which is valued at more than $2.4bn, was proposing to broadcast the ad, which would have cost $5m for a 30-second spot, to “create an advocacy campaign for constituents who are being lost in the dialogue” of the medical marijuana debate, according to Allen.The Super Bowl is the most high profile advertising event of the year where companies and advocacy groups fight for slots that will be seen by its huge audience. Last year’s game attracted 103.4 million TV viewers.While the ads may be weed free, the players won’t be. The majority of NFL players smoke marijuana, according to players, many to help cope with injuries – and a large proportion of NFL fans do too. CBS has rejected a Super Bowl television ad calling for the legalization of medical marijuana sponsored by one of the largest cannabis investment companies. Drugs … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.center_img Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Advertising Share via Email Read more Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest news Since you’re here… Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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PSG deny plans to sack Emery

first_imgPSG PSG deny talks with potential Emery successors Jamie Smith 07:01 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Unai Emery Getty Images PSG Ligue 1 PSG v Metz The club has rejected claims the club is ready to sack their head coach, who has come under fire after suffering Champions League elimination Unai Emery remains the coach of Paris Saint-Germain and the Ligue 1 leaders are not talking to potential successors to the Spaniard, says sporting director Antero Henrique.Although PSG can take the first step towards a domestic treble in Saturday’s Coupe de la Ligue final against Monaco on Saturday, rumours about Emery’s future beyond the end of the season have been intensifying since his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.Right-back Thomas Meunier, who has played a bit-part role this season under Emery, said during international duty with Belgium he expects PSG to have a new coach for next season, while Angel Di Maria predicted “big changes” at the club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Henrique, however, says reports PSG are talking to Emery’s potential successors are not accurate.”Every day we are confronted with information about the PSG coach,” Henrique said.”To be clear: the coach of Paris Saint-Germain is Unai Emery, he has a contract with the club and this is not the time to talk about this subject.”We are in an important phase of the season, we have a lot of work to do to reach our goals and we need to be focused and engaged.”No coach can say that he has spoken with us or is engaged with us for the future. All supporters of Paris Saint-Germain must know that only the club is authorised to communicate official information.”last_img read more

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Report: LSU RB Tae Provens Arrested On Third-Degree Rape Charge

first_imgA look at one of the end zones at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 22: A detail of the logo on the field of the LSU Tigers prior to the the game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)LSU running back Tae Provens found himself at the heart of a serious criminal allegation on Wednesday.According to NOLA.com, Provens has been arrested on charges of third-degree rape. Per the report, he is being accused of raping a “blacked out” woman at an LSU apartment on Sunday, March 24.The full details behind the alleged incident that led to the arrest are available at NOLA.com.LSU confirmed the arrest on Wednesday via spokesperson Ernie Ballard. He explained that Provens has not been practicing with the team due to his being in the NCAA transfer portal. He further emphasized that the school has no tolerance for sexual violence and that there will be a full investigation once the criminal investigation concludes.“We take any and all allegations like these seriously, and currently, this is a law enforcement investigation. Once the law enforcement component is completed, the Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability and the Title IX office will conduct their investigation as well. Provens entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 21, and since that time, he has not participated in team activities.“At LSU, we’re committed to ending sexual violence and maintaining a community of respect, and an alleged incident like this goes against everything we stand for within our community. Our thoughts go out to the victim in this incident and every resource available through the university is being offered through the LSU CARE Team.”Provens played in only two games last season, allowing him to pick up a redshirt in the process. His only touches consisted of four carries for 13 yards in a win over Rice.He entered the NCAA transfer portal last week, but does not yet have a new team for 2019.last_img read more

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New Guidelines for the Packaging of Sugar

first_imgConsumers; pre-packers and resellers of sugar are reminded that the new guidelines for the packaging of sugar, which became effective July 1, state that the sugar should be packaged, sealed and labelled.Pre-packers must also be registered with the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA).The revised mandatory standards require the inclusion of more detailed labelling, such as product name and brand name; net content; name and address of manufacturers, distributors, importers or vendors; storage conditions; country of origin; lot identification; date markings; and instructions for use.Sugar must not be packaged at the point of sale, but must be sold in sealed, labelled packages; and there should be no foreign matter in the sugar that may compromise food safety or may be hazardous to health.The facilities preparing the sugar for sale must also implement a food-safety system.Non-compliance with the guidelines can result in steep fines and confiscation of the product.last_img read more

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Star Bulk Reports USD 105.2M Loss

first_imgzoom Dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk has posted a net loss of USD 105.2 million for the first half of 2015 due to lower charterhire rates for dry bulk carriers and an impairment loss of USD 28.8 million.The volatile market took the company’s loss further down in the second quarter to USD 65 million, resuming the losing streak from the first quarter of the year when Star Bulk had a net loss of USD 40.2 million amid historically low rates in the dry bulk market.According to Petros Pappas, Chief Executive Officer of Star Bulk, the company’s Q2 bottom line has been affected by non-cash losses of USD 39.1 million related to the sale of four of on the-water vessels and one newbuilding vessel under construction, as well as the cancellation of one newbuilding vessel.The company has disposed of a total of 12 vessels since December 2014, including ten vessels built during the 1990s, one modern Supramax vessel and one newbuilding vessel under construction.“Following the completion of the above sales, we will have collected proceeds of USD 60.9 million after repayment of relevant debt facilities, “ Pappas said.“As compared to the first half of the year, spot and period rates have been higher, especially for Capesize vessels. Commercially, we are striving to position our vessels in a flexible manner, so as to take advantage of this upswing in the market. As far as the long term is concerned, we have seen encouraging steps on the supply side, with high scrapping rates during the first half of 2015, very low new orders and significant delivery slippage. On the demand side, Chinese iron ore import substitution and restocking, Brazilian iron ore production and export expansion, as well as a stabilization of Chinese coal imports, are expected to assist in driving a sustained recovery of the dry bulk trade demand over the next couple of years,” he continued.last_img read more

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Fort St John celebrates Canada Day in the rain

first_imgAfter the Parade, Mayor Lori Ackerman announced the top three floats.  In third place was ProStreet Automotive.  Second, went to Westjet Encore and first to the Doig River First Nation.To wrap up the day, the City of Fort St. John will show a fireworks display at Surerus Ball Diamonds starting at 10:45 p.m.  Fireworks are still planned to happen even with rain in the forecast for Sunday night.  If that changes, we will post an update or you can follow the City of FSJ Recreation Facebook page.Below are a number of pictures from the parade and events in Centennial Park. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Although the weather didn’t co-operate, residents came out in full force to celebrate Canada Day in Fort St. John.The day started with the pancake breakfast at the Fort St. John Fire Hall. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society, which helps local families cover medical travel expenses.From there most of the activities took place around Centennial Park.  Evangel Chapel held Church in the Park and there were live music, bouncy castles and other fun family entertainment.  You can still enjoy the fun in Centennial Park until 4 p.m. Sunday.  A live stream of the main stage has been made possible by Poorboy Trucking.  You can watch the stream at www.energeticcity.ca/live or at www.facebook.com/energeticcitylast_img read more

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Morocco Produces Record 128000 Tons of Dates in 2016

Rabat – Morocco produced record 128,000 tons of dates in 2016, a 16 percent increase compared to 2015, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.This record production was achieved on an area of 50,000 ha of palm groves, compared to an average annual production of 90,000 tons until 2009, the ministry pointed out in a statement.The date sector contributes 40-60 percent to the agricultural income for more than 2 million people, creates 1.6 million working days per year for the rural population in the most fragile regions of Morocco, and represent nearly 40 percent of the national territory.

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UNICEF launches initiative to shine spotlight on invisible violence against children

“In every country, in every culture, there is violence against children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “Whenever and wherever children are harmed, our outrage and anger must be seen and heard. We must make the invisible visible.” The End Violence Against Children initiative builds on growing popular outrage that erupted following horrific attacks against children, such as the October 2012 shooting of then 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, the fatal shooting of 26 pupils and teachers in Newtown, in the United States in December, and gang rapes of girls in India and in South Africa this year.The initiative urges people around the world to recognize violence against children, join global, national or local movements to end it, and bring new ideas to focus collective action on this goal.The need to take urgent action is underlined by alarming numbers on violence against children globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 years experienced sexual violence and exploitation, and an estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked every year, according to a 2005 report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).Violence inflicts not only physical wounds but leaves mental scars on children, affecting their physical and mental health and compromising their ability to learn and socialize.The initiative was unveiled today with a video narrated by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson, who leads viewers through scenes depicting invisible violence.“This is a 15-year-old girl being gang raped,” Mr. Neeson says as the camera pans across an abandoned lot. “Just because you can’t see violence against children doesn’t mean it isn’t there,” he says. “Make the invisible visible. Help us make violence against children disappear. Join us. Speak out.”A special website and a social media campaign will outline ways for children, parents and communities to take action – such as getting involved, getting informed, organizing events and public discussion forums, supporting child victims of violence and working with global and local UNICEF partners. read more

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Women may be outdrinking men thanks to the march of wine oclock

first_imgYoung men and women are drinking at similar levels, the study suggestsCredit:PA  Beer bottle  The charity, which is calling for mandatory health warnings on alcohol, said many people needed more information about how to keep within recommended limits, to reduce their chance of physical and mental ill-health.Earlier this year, the Government published new alcohol guidelines, which for the first time gave men and women the same maximum weekly limit, at 14 units. binge drinkers  The findings suggested that women born after 1981 may be drinking even more than male peers, they said.The global research used data collected since 1948 to examine the habits of more than four million people, born throughout the last century. Young women are just as likely as men to drink at a problem level, the global study suggests Credit:PA  Government advice on alcohol says 14 units is a safe limit for men and women Credit:PA  Emily Robinson, director of campaigns, from Alcohol Concern, said women’s drinking had been on the rise for more than half a century, with many seeing “wine o’ clock” as a daily treat.“Since the 1950s we’ve seen women’s drinking continue to rise. Drinking at home has continued to increase and because alcohol is so cheap and easily available it’s become an everyday grocery item. We’ve also seen a concerted effort from the alcohol industry to market products and brands specifically to women,” she said.“People often don’t realise that alcohol has become a habit rather than a pleasure, with women having wine o’clock most nights of the week.”center_img wine  It found that men born before 1910 were more than twice as likely as female peers to drink alcohol – a difference which was eliminated among those born towards the end of the century.Similar gender patterns were seen in problem and binge drinking and in harm caused by drinking, the global study found.While men born at the start of the last century were three times as likely as women to drink heavily, almost no difference was found between today’s young men and women, researchers said.The trends show a steady convergence in gender habits over the last century.For every five years, the gap narrowed by around 3 per cent, the study found. Women may now be out-drinking men after a century which has seen traditional gender differences wiped out, major research has found.Experts said that the march of “wine o’clock” had seen daily drinking become the norm for many women, putting them at risk of long-term harm.The study of four million adults, published in BMJ Online, found that in the past, men were twice as likely as women to drink alcohol, and three times as likely to do so at a harmful level.The research, which tracked drinking habits for those born throughout the last century, found differences in habits have been almost eliminated.Researchers said the “sex convergence” was almost entirely explained by rising alcohol use among women – especially among younger groups. But the steepest changes occurred after 1966, when those who reached their 20s in the 1980s, 1990s and this century began to match and even outdrink men, according to the research which analysed 68 global studies.Researchers, led by Dr Tim Slade, from the University of New South Wales, said programmes to prevent alcohol harm needed to do more to target female drinking.“Alcohol use and alcohol use disorders have historically been viewed as a male phenomenon,” they concluded. “The present study calls this assumption into question and suggests that young women in particular should be the target of concerted efforts to reduce the impact of substance use and related harms.” Until now, men had been given a higher limit, at 21 units.It came despite fears that the setting of equal limits could encourage women to drink more, and give a “false impression” they could drink at unsafe levels.A spokesman for the Portman Group – the industry body which promotes responsible drinking – said UK trends did not mirror global patterns. “The idea that women are now ‘catching up’ with men’s alcohol consumption does not reflect the real-life evidence of how women drink in the UK today. Official government data shows significant declines in women’s alcohol consumption, frequency of drinking and binge drinking rates over the last decade and today 84 per cent of women do not exceed low risk guidelines,” he said. Rosanna O’Connor, director of alcohol and drugs at Public Health England said: “Recent trends suggest that alcohol consumption in men is falling more sharply than for women which is contributing to the reduction in the gender gap. However men remain more likely to drink and much more likely to drink at dangerous levels compared to women.” 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.last_img read more

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LNH Dunkerque and Saint Raphael for EHF CL spot

Toulouse27 – 28St. Raphael 12.Toulouse215412602:60314 6.Nantes211029579:56522 11.Nimes206311571:59215 10.Creteil207310560:57717 Montpellier and PSG Handball will fight for the French title in the next six matches, but also very interesting will be the race for the EHF CL spot – third place between US Dunkerque and Saint Raphael…Results – Round 21 ← Previous Story Road to Poland 2016: Arpad Sterbik is ready for Germany Next Story → Johan Sjostrand ended season due Malta fever 13.Selestat215016553:64210 STANDINGS: 3.St. Raphael211326642:62628 Istres26 – 34Chambery Savoie French handball 8.Cesson Rennes218310523:54419 7.Tremblay219210587:59720 Cesson Rennes21 – 22Dunkerque 9.Aix217311590:61517 4.Dunkerque211407544:52428 Aix33 – 27Selestat Nantes24 – 28Tremblay 1.Montpellier201721619:52536 2.Paris SG201613663:52033 14.Istres212217547:6576 5.Chambery Savoie211218558:55125 read more

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Column The strength of our Irishness lies in our differences

first_imgUNLIKE ITS PEOPLE, Ireland’s international image hasn’t been taxed heavily by the global economic crisis. The rest of the world still sees us as an island of brogue-speaking rogues and redheads. To them, we’re an uncomplicated and largely cheerful people who love the ‘craic’. Thanks to Irish charm, cities across the world will go green come 17 March and countries across the world will welcome Irish government ministers and officials in a shower of shamrocks and leprechaun hats – and being country cute, we’ll wink and nudge and know it’s all for show.This quaint image of Ireland – nicknamed ‘Brand Ireland’ during the 2009 Global Irish Economic Forum— has been of great benefit in attracting foreign investment, promoting Irish exports and building the Irish tourism industry. Traditionally, this global profile has been a sound investment. Playing up to the gallivanting, green-clad idea of Ireland has been good for business. But what effect has this play-acting had on our society?Three weeks ago, the Taoiseach declared that he would be attending the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York despite its exclusion of LGBT groups. When asked by a member of the Opposition whether he would at least wear a rainbow badge to the event, the Taoiseach replied that he would be wearing a shamrock— as if the two were mutually exclusive. He then went on to say that St Patrick’s Day parades were about “our Irishness and not about our sexuality”, and with those words drew a line down the middle of the Irish LGBT community: cutting them into two distinct parts.The shamrock as a symbolOf course if he’d looked at the shamrock as a symbol, he might have remembered the story behind it. He might have remembered that the shamrock was used to illustrate that something holy, something whole, is made up of many pieces. If such a simple foundation story can be forgotten to the point that it is twisted back upon itself, then it needs retelling.Ireland and the Irish people have never been as simple as everyone likes to pretend. Although other nations see us as rural, boozy bumpkins, we’ve helped build some of the biggest cities in the world. We’re adaptable, we travel and we’re worldly. In the early 1920s, 43 per cent of Irish-born men and women were living and working abroad and today— almost a century later— Irish communities overseas range from Western Australia to the United Arab Emirates. We are a lot more cosmopolitan than other countries would credit.In truth, we’re a nation of travellers. Presbyterian, Catholic, Protestant, Nigerian, Lithuanian, British-born, Scots-descended, naturalised or otherwise, we all have a long history of migration and of moving to new places and accepting the differences there. Today, in light of recent reports from the Immigrant Council on a huge rise in racist incidents, this is a part of our past and present that should be celebrated this St Patrick’s Day.A counterpoint to official, prejudiced paradesIreland’s complications have produced some of the best poets and playwrights in the English canon. As our society evolves and our people continue to emigrate, it might be tempting to cling to simplified clichés rather than acknowledging and embracing these complications and the difficulties in defining ‘Irishness’. However, there is a wealth to the diversity of creeds, skin colours and sexualities that now openly exist in Ireland and we would lose something that cannot be rated in economic terms should we not celebrate it.As such, We’re Coming Back— the campaign for emigrant voting rights— has decided to launch a St Patrick’s Day parade on social media. The event, which begins on 14 March, will last three days and aims to provide a counterpoint to official, prejudiced parades. The St Pat’s for All committee, who organise an annual LGBT friendly St Pat’s for All parade in New York, have backed the event and Rory O’Neill aka Panti Bliss has given it his blessing . Under the hashtag and title #misefreisin, we invite all groups campaigning for a more inclusive Ireland to participate in a celebration of Irishness to the fullest and farthest extent of that term.Truly celebrating IrishnessIn the wake of controversy over the certificates of Irishness issued last year, and the Gathering 2013 initiative, the onus is on the Government to show that it is capable of truly celebrating, and not just capitalising upon, Irishness. Fine Gael and Labour are currently facing criticism for their failure to promote or take an interest in the Irish language and Irish emigrants are still disenfranchised despite alternative recommendations from the EU Commission. Given that most Government ministers will be out of State on St Patrick’s Day— leaving only one senior minister, the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn, in Ireland— you’d be forgiven for wondering whether we focus too much on providing a charming front to tend to the backyard.All over Europe, with the rise in extreme right-wing parties, gulfs are growing between the various groups of people that make up a single country. As a nation born in civil war and long divided along sectarian lines, we should be wise to old mistakes. We should celebrate our diversity on St Patrick’s Day and found our Irishness in our differences, not in spite of them.David Burns works in Paris as a TA (Teaching Assistant) at La Sorbonne Nouvelle. He left Ireland after the Dublin restaurants in which he used to work, Frankie’s Steakhouse & Chatham Brasserie, both closed. David is a campaign member of We’re Coming Back, the new movement for an emigrant vote.Follow We’re Coming Back on Facebook, Twitter or email WCBIreland@gmail.com.Read: Martin O’Neill on what it means to be IrishRead: ‘Irish-ness’ hugely important for success of businesseslast_img read more

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Marée noire le premier couvercle de colmatage doit partir aujourdhui

first_imgMarée noire : le premier couvercle de colmatage doit partir aujourd’huiÉtats-Unis – British Petroleum (BP), propriétaire de la plateforme pétrolière dont l’explosion est à l’origine de la marée noire qui touche actuellement le golfe du Mexique, a annoncé hier qu’un premier couvercle de colmatage partirait aujourd’hui par bateau en direction de ses puits. Ces derniers crachent toujours quotidiennement plusieurs milliers de litres de pétrole dans l’océan, et reprendre le contrôle de l’un d’eux serait un important progrès. “Nous allons embarquer ce couvercle sur un bateau demain avec d’autres équipements, et l’acheminer jusqu’au site” a déclaré hier le chef des opérations de BP Doug Suttles, lors d’une conférence de presse téléphonique. Cet énorme “bouchon” de 70 tonnes a pour but de colmater l’une des trois fuites et d’aspirer le pétrole grâce à un bateau de forage. Il ne sera cependant pas installé avant la fin de la semaine.Le gouvernement de Barack Obama ne relâche pas la pression sur l’entreprise de raffinage, alors que la superficie de la nappe de pétrole laisse craindre une terrible catastrophe écologique. BP a déjà affirmé hier qu’il paierait la facture des opérations de nettoyage entreprises, lesquelles ont pu progresser hier, grâce à une météo plus clémente Le 4 mai 2010 à 11:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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The Best Wonder Wharf Prizes for Bobs Burgers Fans

first_img For the better part of a decade, Bob’s Burgers has been the best combination of comedy and burger puns that anyone could ask for. You’d be hard-pressed to not find someone in your life who isn’t a fan of the show if you aren’t one yourself. Here’s a handy gift guide with options for everyone from the casual fans to the diehards that sing the Gravy Boat song every Thanksgiving.Louise’s Bunny Ears HatIf Louise Belcher has taught us anything, it’s that you’re never too old to proudly wear pink bunny ears everywhere you go. Honor the spirit of Louise with your very own pair to wear to school, the wharf, or your favorite punny burger joint! Burger Box Recipe Card SetWell over 100 recipes have been created with punderful names for your tasting pleasure. Loot Crate actually made a ton of them as actual recipe cards. If you like to dive into the Burger Experiment, you can get this box today for $19.22. Or you can go the traditional route and get them as an old fashion cookbook for $11.67.Louise Belcher Funko POP!Really wanna drive the point home? Have a Louise POP! that you can bring around with you. You can make meta jokes about how you’re twins, or put it on desk at work so people know they should be talking about the latest episodes of Bob’s Burgers with you.Louise and Kuchi Kopi Fleece BlanketOkay, this is a bit Louise heavy, but come on! It’s Louise! And we all need more Kuchi Kopi, too. Sure, we don’t know exactly what Kuchi Kopi is or where it comes from, but it’s pretty cool, right?Insanity BackpackThis brilliant bag from Sprayground was a labor of love and photos don’t do it justice. It is stunning in person. Also, it’s hours of fun! Creator Loren Bouchard worked with Sprayground’s Founder David Ben-David to create this concoction. They have managed to squeeze all of our favorite characters onto the bag, even themselves. They even managed to fit my favorite obscure character, Speedo Guy too!  Limited edition bag is available now for $65.Kuchi Kopi Glow In The Dark Vinyl FigureSpeaking of Kuchi Kopi, you can own your very own Kuchi Kopi figure! This ambiguous fictional character from this fictional show has been seen as a night light before and this being glow in the dark makes it pretty close to being one!Linda Belcher Art PrintLinda Belcher is arguably one of the best sitcom mom’s around right now. She may get caught up in wacky schemes, but she’s always putting her kids first. Celebrate Linda with this gorgeous art print!Bob’s Burgers SocksWe all know as kids we joke about how socks are a lame gift, but as you get older they’re actually really great and welcome. Wear your fandom on your feet with these great colorful and burgerful socks!Gene Belcher Coffee MugLook, if you’re a decent human being than we all know that Gene Belcher is your spirit animal. Why risk people not knowing that when you can have a mug that does the talking for you!Tina Belcher HoodieEveryone needs a good hoodie. A good hoodie would be a Bob’s Burgers hoodie. A better hoodie would be a Tina Belcher one. The best hoodie would remind everyone that we should hail Tina! That’s what this hoodie is!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019Best Father’s Day TV Episodes to Stream This Weekend Stay on targetlast_img read more

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