By BEN HARRISFor South Australia Heat, the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium are more than just a touch football tournament.The girls team in particular have had to overcome a significant hurdle that personally impacted many within the touch football community.The terrible skiing accident in July which left the Heat’s National Youth Championships girls captain Cody Gray a quadriplegic.Gray was to play at this event however, the wonders of modern technology has allowed her to have a different view.“Modern technology allows us to get her up on face-time and almost be in the sub box and she was barking instructions to the girls from Adelaide the other day,” South Australia Touch’s state operations manager Tim Wyld said.“The girls are holding up pretty well in a tough situation, we will see how we go but they are using it as a motivator.”On day one, the Heat won two of their three matches as they try to continue their impressive form.“It seems to be a gradual improvement. We are back-to-back [champions] in development states titles in the girls’ division and a fourth place in the girls T-League at the NTLs [National Touch League],” Wyld said.“Most of these girls played in that side too. We have a core group of girls who are going through together and it’s holding us in good stead.”Led by first-year coach Ellie Konopka, who played at the National Youth Championships last year, the Heat are making ground.“She is doing a fantastic job, and given the impact this team has had and the things she needs to deal with,” Wyld said.“A lot of coaches haven’t had to deal with that in their lifetime and in her first tournament, she has had to help out. “She has done a fantastic job, and it is great to see Mick [Gray] here too and continuing that mentoring role with her, I think she will be a fantastic coach.”There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNational Youth Champs
Pulisic knows he must prove himself to Chelsea manager Lampardby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic says he has to prove himself to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. The 21-year-old, signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, has been used sporadically by the Blues boss this season. And the American knows reputation alone won’t convince Lampard to give him playing time.Speaking to the Players’ Tribune, the winger said “If you can play, you can play and that’s why Dortmund was amazing for me, the coach always trusted me. But you’ve got to prove yourself maybe that extra mile.”I have to prove myself no matter what age I am.”I don’t feel like I’m some wonder boy anymore, I’ve been around and I think I’ve earned that respect at least and I’m in a new chapter and I’m going to prove myself.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was officially nominated to run for a seat in October’s federal election Friday night.When NEWS 1130 spoke with him afterward, the newly-nominated candidate for Burnaby-South answered questions about the challenges the party is facing when it comes to slating candidates and fundraising.There are 338 seats to fill in the federal election. So far, the NDP has fewer than 180 people running, which is the lowest number of the major parties. New Democrats raised less money than the Green Party last quarter, while the Liberals and Conservatives raked in donations in record numbers.NEWS 1130: How do you explain the fact that the NDP has far fewer candidates nominated than the other parties?Jagmeet Singh: We want to change the status quo. Right now the status quo is we see women are not represented in politics, they’re far underrepresented based on population. We don’t see very many marginalized people in politics, people from the LGBTQ community, from other racialized communities. We don’t think that should be the way things are. And so, to change that it’s going to take a lot of work.We have a really thorough process where we try to recruit people that are not actually represented in politics. Often the most qualified women don’t see themselves reflected, so they don’t think that they’re good candidates. It takes a lot of work to get them to be candidates, to recruit them, to encourage them. Same thing for a lot of other minority communities. So, we take a lot of effort. The results have shown. We’ve got 51 per cent of our candidates, more than half our candidates, are women. We’ve got lots of folks who are Indigenous, we’ve got lots of racialized people. It takes a lot of work to try and do things differently – that’s why it’s taken us longer.Also, we’ve got a nomination process. We can’t actually appoint people. Where the other parties have the ability to directly nominate someone and make them the candidate, we actually have to go through a democratic process at the riding level. Those are two of the things that set us apart. I’m proud of those differences and it means it’s going to take us a little bit longer.When will the nomination process for New Democrats be complete?We’re going to have 338 candidates for people to vote for come election time, really confident about that.What do you have to say to party members who have been venting their frustration over the apparent lag in choosing candidates?We’ve got a process where we want to make sure everyone follows the same rules and most importantly that they believe in the values that we have. We’ve got lots of candidates ready to go. It’s just a matter of our process taking a little bit longer and it’s for a good cause. It’s to make sure that we’ve got the best and that we’ve got people that really follow and believe in our values.So, the ultimate goal for the NDP is to have 50 per cent women run in the upcoming federal election?Absolutely, we want 50 per cent or more women. That’s very important for me personally. If we don’t put in the effort now: How are we going to get the results? We’ve seen historically women aren’t represented in politics. We can’t just hope that things will be different, it’s going to take work. And for us, that means making sure we do everything possible to nominate as many women as possible so that we can get women elected into Parliament. Without taking the effort it’s not going to change. And that’s why we’re doing things differently. I’ve made this a priority for me and the results are showing.Another area where the NDP is facing criticism is fundraising. Why is the NDP doing so poorly compared to other parties?I can give you one example. The Liberals and Conservatives are where multi-billionaires think they have the best shot. So SNC-Lavalin, the company that’s under a lot of scrutiny in the scandal, donated illegally to both Liberals and Conservatives and they were fined for doing so. Most recently, Axor was also fined. They also donated thousands and thousands of dollars to both the Liberals and the Conservatives. They went through their company and their CEO basically got staff to donate illegally and reimbursed them through the company. Basically, billionaire companies like these, they believe that the Liberals and Conservatives have got their back. And that’s the history.Both parties have consistently chosen to make life easier for multi-billionaires and harder for everyone else. And we’re not the same thing. We actually are a people’s party. We’re for working class, everyday, middle-class families. That’s who we represent and so it’s harder for us to get the funds. These status quo parties have different access. We don’t have the same. It means we’re actually fueled by and funded by people, everyday people. That’s what makes us different and I’m proud of that.So far this election looks like a two horse race between the Liberals and the Conservatives. What does the NDP need to do to change this?It is a two horse race. It’s between the Liberals and Conservative parties of the status quo, parties that have long supported multi-billionaires; parties that have got a long track record of putting the needs of multi-billionaires ahead of people – and us, the working-class party, the party of middle-class Canadians.So it is a two horse race. You can choose the status quo parties: the ones that have continued to put Canada into the position it’s in right now; the ones that have chosen to let Telecom companies rip off Canadians; the ones who have chosen to make it hard to find a home; the ones that have chosen to cut funding into healthcare. Or, they can choose New Democrats, the party that believes in expanding our healthcare. We want to bring in medication coverage for all. Whenever we’ve seen increases in services for Canadians it’s been when New Democrats have been in a position of power.If you vote for a New Democrat, you get someone who’s going to fight for you, on your side. Who’s going to expand the services that you and your family need. That’s what I’m committed to show folks. That’s what I’m confident, during the campaign, people will see.With files from the Canadian Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Facebook official says the social media platform is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections.Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that nine Facebook pages designed to mimic legitimate news outlets, as well as six fake personal accounts spreading anti-opposition propaganda, were created by Bangladeshis associated with the government.He said the pages would be shut down by Thursday evening for “for engaging in co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour.”The sites would report false information about such things as turmoil in the camp of imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia.Julhas Alam, The Associated Press
New Delhi: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Friday said the country’s politics was at an all-time low and desperate measures were visible as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a personal attack on former PM Rajiv Gandhi, accusing him of using a Naval warship for a holiday. “Politics at an all time low …Desperate measures are visible. Hitting out at an assassinated Prime minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi, to mislead the people of India. A person who cannot defend himself… Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh “We the family will strive for his vision and the people of India will. Fight for his dignity and respect. It’s only time, for a respectful change in our country,” he wrote on Twitter and Facebook. Vadra is married to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. A controversy broke out on Thursday over Modi’s allegation that Rajiv Gandhi had used INS Viraat as a “personal taxi” for a holiday, a charge rejected by the Congress as well as former Navy chief Admiral (retd) L Ramdas and a former commanding officer of the aircraft carrier.
Two people were killed and two others injured following an accident along the Colombo – Kataragama main road in Hambantota today, the police media unit said.The police said that a van travelling from Tissamaharama to Hambantota collided with a three-wheeler travelling on the opposite direction. The police said that two of the injured succumbed to their injuries in hospital. Another person was transferred to the Karapitiya hospital from Hambantota. The van driver was admitted to hospital and was placed under arrest by the police over the accident. (Colombo Gazette) Four people who were in the three wheeler suffered serious injuries and were admitted to hospital, the police media unit said.
Two new Cabinet Ministers and five State Ministers were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.Susil Premajayantha took oaths as the Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Justice, Bandula Gunawardena as the Minister of International Trade Investment Promotion, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa as the Minister of State of Finance, C B Ratnayake as the Minister of State of Transport, Lakshman Wasantha Perera as the Minister of State of International Trade Investment Promotion, S M Chandrasena as the Minister of State of Social Empowerment and Salinda Dissanayake as the Minister of State of Indigenous Medicine. (Colombo Gazette)
UK commercial vehicle output rises 12.8% with 7,331 vans, trucks and buses rolling off production lines.Exports drive growth, up 27.8%, while home demand declines -5.8%.48,793 vans, trucks and buses produced so far this year, down -3.0% on 2017.UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing increased by 12.8% in July 2018, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 7,331 vans, trucks, buses and coaches were built in Britain last month, as overseas demand continued to drive output.While CVs produced for the home market fell -5.8% in the month to 2,729 units, production for export more than compensated, rising 27.8%. 4,602 vehicles were shipped to global customers in the month, accounting for 62.8% of British CV manufacturers’ output.In the year to date, the number of commercial vehicles built for export grew 3.4%. However, this was not enough to offset a -13.5% decline in output for the UK where fluctuating buying cycles and business uncertainty continue to influence the market.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Almost seven in 10 commercial vehicles manufactured in the UK are destined for overseas customers, the majority in the EU. Global appetite for the high-tech, ultra low and zero emission vehicles we produce is driving demand so it is crucial we secure the right conditions for future trade with our biggest market, the EU, including retaining the benefits of the single market and membership of the customs union.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Strikers stole the show Saturday as the Columbus Crew defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 2-1.Columbus Crew forward Emilio Renteria battled with Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Omar Salgado. Both players dominated portions of the game, but the Crew — and Renteria — had the last word in the their 2-1 victory against the Whitecaps.Renteria began to single-handedly dominate play at the outset of the second half after Columbus (3-1-3) and Vancouver (1-4-3) went into halftime in a scoreless tie.In the 49th minute, Renteria streaked from the top of the Vancouver penalty area to collect a loose ball, and collided with Whitecaps goalkeeper Jay Nolly. Referee Terry Vaughn decided Nolly had played Renteria’s body, as opposed to playing the ball, and awarded a penalty kick to Columbus.Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers said there was no question about who would take the penalty kick.“I just went to go congratulate (Renteria),” Rogers said. “I thought he did a good job to get his body in front of the keeper. I didn’t even ask him. I think if a guy draws a penalty like that, he should take it himself.”After receiving congratulations from Rogers, Renteria buried his penalty in the left corner of Nolly’s net to give Columbus a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute.Renteria wasn’t done yet.Crew midfielder Dejan Rusmir provided an opportunity for a second goal in the 59th minute when he played Renteria into Vancouver’s penalty area. Nolly dove to stop the shot but couldn’t get a hand on Renteria’s left-footed strike, and the Crew took a 2-0 lead.“Normally, I never score with the left,” Renteria said through an interpreter. “This is the first time.”Salgado, the first overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, had a response for Renteria.In the 69th minute, Salgado scored a headed goal off midfielder Terry Dunfield’s lobbed cross into the Crew’s penalty area. Columbus goalkeeper William Hesmer dove to his left, but Salgado sent the ball back across the goal to Hesmer’s right.The goal, Salgado’s career first, cut Vancouver’s deficit to 2-1. After the game, Hesmer was complimentary of the Whitecaps’ heralded 17-year-old striker.“It was a great header,” Hesmer said. “He did well in getting in between two defenders and finding space. And he puts (the ball) back against the grain, which was a tough one for me.”In the 77th minute, Salgado broke through Columbus’ defensive line again and took an uncontested shot that would have tied the game. Hesmer sprawled to make one of his two saves in the matchup and kept the Crew’s lead intact.By the time Renteria was substituted out of the game in the 78th minute, he had already given the Crew the offense they needed. Salgado was unable to match Renteria’s production, and Columbus hung on for a 2-1 victory.Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven said Renteria created “too many problems” for Vancouver.“He scored two great goals, obviously,” Gaven said. “That’s what we need, someone to just put the ball in the back of the net, and that’s kinda what we haven’t had throughout the year.”Renteria, who has scored three goals in the Crew’s past two games, will attempt to continue his offensive surge against Seattle Sounders FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crew Stadium.
Rail-Veyor® is proving itself underground, asking the questions What if you didn’t need to sink shafts, develop larger drifts or additional ventilation to increase production or deepen your mine? Including surface applications, the technology asks further questions: What if your mine didn’t need conveyors, truck haulage or heavy rail haulage? Rail-Veyor operates on gradients up to 20% and accommodates 30 m radius turns. It employs small scale, lightweight trains and is a fully automated system with continuous throughput 24/7. The system will travel at speeds up to 8 m/sec with results like 0.2 kWh/t-km on 15% gradient (improved results on level terrain).The technology has the potential to save millions of dollars in capital costs & operational costs. It offers low maintenance costs and can significantly increase production in an existing operation by optimising efficiency and safetyUnderground advantages include its minimal ventilation requirements and narrow drift requirement. No onboard operator is required. Remote control can be accomplished from a mobile tablet or control room. There are no diesel particulate (DPM) emissions.
On the same day last month that BMW announced the BMW Active E electric vehicle (see story), the CEO of BMW of North America announced, “From a practicality point of view, (EVs) won’t work for most people.” That was April 18, the week of the New York International Auto Show. Detroit may not at full strength in the automaking business, but the Detroit News knows a good car story when it sees one, and jumped all over it. Now BMW NA CEO Jim O’Donnell has issued a clarification saying he was speaking personally and he’s also disappointed that U.S. policy rewards EVs with fat tax credits ($7,500) but hasn’t done much to jumpstart clean diesel technology in the U.S. AdChoices广告According to the Detroit News, O’Donnell said, “From a practicality point of view, [EVs] won’t work for most people. For at least 90 percent and maybe more of the population, [an EV] won’t work [at the current battery range, about 100 miles if you drive cautiously].” All of this is very true, but never mind. Fans of electric vehicles were aghast. He also said, “I believe in a free economy. I think we should abolish all tax credits …. What they [U.S.] are doing is putting a bet on technology, which is not appropriate. As a taxpayer I am not sure this is right way to go.” That was then. Now, O’Donnell issued a clarification and mea culpa: “I sincerely apologize if I have offended the strong network of electric vehicle advocates whose support has been deeply meaningful to us at BMW … [I am] 100% behind our company’s plans to design, develop, lease and sell electric vehicles.” Like most people working for European automakers, O’Donnell believes a clean diesel can play an important role in the future mix of high-mpg, low-pollution vehicles. Ironically, the U.S. has stricter diesel emissions rules than Europe does, although the two standards will effectively merge later this decade. The current crop of 40 mpg gas-engine compact cars introduced at the New York show might be 50 mpg running on diesel fuel. A diesel hybrid might combine the best of both worlds – good battery efficiency around town, superior fuel efficiency on the highway. Diesel’s downside currently is the higher cost of building a diesel engine that has to withstand higher compression ratios, that and the perception that diesels are slow and sooty, which is about two decades out of date. O’Donnell’s concern is that diesels are “slightly disadvantaged” by current tax structure. If you buy an electric vehicle such as the Nissan Leaf, you’re eligible for a $7,500 tax credit. Would you believe a BMW diesel sedan can get better fuel economy than a Toyata Prius? Believe it: In 2008, the Times of London decided to check out reports that British fuel economy measurements gave an unrealistic advantage to hybrids. They drove a Toyota Prius and BMW 520d from London to Geneva (via the Chunnel) and added 100 miles of urban roads that would be advantageous to hybrids. The outcome: BMW diesel 41.9 mpg (converted to U.S. mpg), Toyota hybrid 40.1 mpg. Three years old, this is still one of the best-read, most-commented stories ever published on Gearlog’s mobile section. See BMW Diesel Beats Prius in Economy Run.
The Canadian government has sold its former embassy building in Athens to MK Mykonos Hotel Company SA, a subsidiary of Turkish company Dogus Holding for €4 million.The building – just under 1,400 square metres at 4 Ioannou Gennadiou Street – is situated just over 3.2 kilometres from the Acropolis, and sold a great deal cheaper compared to real estate in other EU capitals – a result of the country’s economic crisis.Ana Vukovic, a managing director at Colliers International for Serbia and Greece (which was hired by the Canadian government to sell the property) said the current economic and political climate in Greece made the sale notable.“There was nothing moving in Greece,” Vukovic said. “It was amazing we got this done.”The Canadian Embassy has since moved to Chalandri, in northern Athens after the existing property was deemed inadequate. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Soulager les douleurs chroniques en effaçant la mémoire neuronaleSelon une nouvelle étude, il serait possible de soulager en partie les douleurs chroniques en effaçant les souvenirs neuronaux de la mémoire. Pour cela, il suffirait de bloquer une protéine qui vient d’être identifiée.Les douleurs chroniques accompagnent de nombreuses maladies telles que les cancers, les maladies auto-immunes ou les rhumatismes, par exemple. Dans ces pathologies, la douleur dure au-delà de trois mois et est extrêmement invalidante, d’autant qu’elle est généralement assez peu sensible aux traitements médicamenteux classiques. Or, on sait que cette douleur chronique est en partie causée par l’empreinte mnésique qui joue un rôle crucial dans son développement. À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?En effet, le système nerveux central se souvient des expériences douloureuses. Ainsi, lorsque surgit une nouvelle stimulation sensorielle, la trace mnésique de douleur présente dans le cerveau amplifie cette sensation. Cependant, des chercheurs canadiens ont été plus loin en identifiant la protéine responsable de cette mémorisation. Il s’agit de la Kinase M zeta. Après une stimulation douloureuse, le taux de cette protéine augmente de manière persistante dans le système nerveux central. Mais plus important encore, les scientifiques ont découvert qu’en bloquant l’activité de la Kinase M zeta au niveau neuronal, ils pouvaient inverser l’hypersensibilité à la douleur développée par les neurones.”Un grand nombre de médicaments ciblent la douleur au niveau des membres inférieurs et supérieurs, en réduisant l’inflammation ou en activant les systèmes analgésiques cérébraux pour réduire la sensation de douleur”, écrit Terence Coderre, principal auteur de l’étude publiée dans la revue Molecular Pain et relayée par l’AFP. Mais “c’est la première fois que nous pouvons entrevoir des médicaments qui cibleront une trace mnésique de douleur comme moyen de réduire l’hypersensibilité à la douleur”, souligne-t-il.Le 16 février 2012 à 20:04 • Maxime Lambert
Les pirates de One Piece débarquent à l’Aquarium de Paris !A partir du 15 avril et jusqu’au 4 juin 2013, l’Aquarium de Paris présente sa nouvelle exposition temporaire consacrée aux pirates et mettant à l’honneur le célèbre manga One Piece. Pour vous, Gentside Découvertes est parti y faire un tour…Barbe Noire, la Buse ou encore Jack Sparrow du côté de la fiction, ces pirates là, tout le monde les connait ! Mais avez-vous déjà entendu parler de Monkey D Luffy, de Nami ou Zoro Roronoa ? Non ? Pourtant, ces personnages sont les idoles de millions d’adolescents dans le monde, et pour cause, ils sont les héros du célèbre manga One Piece qui fête cette année ses 10 ans d’existence. Un évènement auquel n’a pas pu résister l’Aquarium de Paris qui y consacre une grande exposition temporaire !Depuis des décennies, les pirates fascinent le monde entier, enfants comme adultes qui se prêtent à rêver d’aventures aux quatre coins des mers. Des rêves qui prennent encore plus d’ampleur quand on imagine que les pirates partaient souvent à la recherche de fabuleux trésors… ou tout du moins de grandes richesses à dérober quelque part, toujours à bord de leur navire et entouré de leur équipage ! Quel décor pouvait donc mieux se prêter à une exposition sur les pirates que celui des nombreux bassins de l’Aquarium de Paris ? “Apprendre en s’amusant est notre marque de fabrique : nous sommes donc ravis de réaliser une grande exposition autour de la piraterie avec le manga One Piece. A travers cette exposition, nos visiteurs pourront découvrir l’histoire et les caractéristiques des pirates du XVIe siècle à nos jours. Tout a été mis en place pour créer une immersion totale sur l’ensemble de notre parcours de visite autour de ce manga parmi les plus célèbres au monde”, explique Alexis L. Powilewicz, président administrateur général de l’Aquarium. Des ateliers créatifs et un spectacle pour les enfants Décors, expositions de dessins, de figurines géantes, extraits de la série : rien n’a été oublié pour nous plonger dans le monde de Luffy et son équipage qui écument les mers. Toujours sur le thème de la série, ont été mis en place plusieurs ateliers créatifs qui raviront les enfants une fois qu’ils auront parcouru les couloirs de l’Aquarium, armés de leur livret pédagogique rempli d’histoires sur les pirates. Les mercredis et week-end, les jeunes visiteurs pourront également faire la connaissance de Jack l’intrépide et Gaspard le Barbare, les héros d’un spectacle mêlant humour, cascades et combats d’épée. Bien évidemment, l’exposition fait la part belle aux épisodes et aux films One Piece diffusés tous les matins et après-midi à l’Aquarium. De quoi séduire les enfants et les fans de la série ! Et pour ceux qui ne sont pas trop adeptes de manga ou qui préfèrent rester dans le monde réel, il est toujours possible d’aller voir les merveilles dévoilées par les trois documentaires “Au coeur des abysses” de la chaine Nat Geo Wild ou d’assister à la conférence consacrée à l’exploration du Titanic. À lire aussiUn requin-taureau attaque un plongeur dans un aquarium d’Afrique du SudUne bonne occasion de découvrir ou redécouvrir les 43 bassins remplis de quelque 10.000 espèces de poissons et autres créatures marines de l’Aquarium situé dans les Jardins du Trocadéro. L’exposition Les Pirates débarquent ! se tient du 15 avril au 4 juin 2013. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site de l’Aquarium : www.cineaqua.comLe 20 avril 2013 à 10:01 • Maxime Lambert
Google’s Earth Day Doodle Celebrates the Beauty of Our PlanetRalph Lauren’s New ‘Earth Polo’ Is Made With Recycled Plastic Bottles Stay on target Earth Day is around the corner, and to raise awareness about climate change, Lil Dicky shared Earth, a bizarre animated music video that features many musicians including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Snoop Dogg, as safari creatures and weed plants.On Thursday, Lil Dicky dropped Earth on YouTube, and the hilarious music video has generated more than six million views so far. The video, which was created in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, aims to encourage better environmental practices worldwide and appreciate the beauty of our planet.“Like a lot of people, I had a vague idea that something bad was happening here on Earth, but I didn’t really realize how insane our climate crisis is and how screwed humanity is about to be,” Lil Dicky told VICE in a press statement. “It’s full-on crazy! If we don’t get our act together now, and change a lot about our fundamental behavior, Earth will become unlivable alarmingly soon.”#WeLoveTheEarth you’re a legend @lildickytweets pic.twitter.com/pkOOTB9rxz— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) April 19, 2019In the video, a young boy finds a Jumanji-like book and opens it to discover an animated world complete with all types of wildlife and greenery. The starlets in the music video? Adam Levine, Halsey, Zac Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Sia, and other music artists contributed to backup vocals and skits. Oh, and we can’t forget about Snoop Dogg’s brief cameo as a “nature-obsessed” weed plant. And, you’ll get to see Lil Dicky and Leonardo DiCaprio have a major bro moment at the end of the video.To learn more about Lil Dicky’s Earth video and join the cause, visit the “We Love the Earth” website here.More on Geek.com:NASA Invites You to #PictureEarth for Earth DayRalph Lauren’s New ‘Earth Polo’ Is Made With Recycled Plastic BottlesClimate Change Could Melt Tons of Human Poop at Denali National Park
Facebook Twitter Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest WWE has confirmed two matches for RAW this Monday in Memphis.Dean Ambrose will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship in a triple threat match against Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley, while RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will team with Sasha Banks against Nia Jax and Tamina.Lacey Evans on goals for the WWE main rosterWWE posted this interview with NXT star Lacey Evans talking about her goals for RAW and Smackdown Live. Evans was among the NXT talents called up to the main roster. WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11
The construction site of the new Crestline Elementary School was a hub of activity Monday as heavy equipment and dozens of workers swarmed the property.An all-terrain forklift moved materials into position. Men wearing safety harnesses stood on the roof and prepped the building before installing metal siding. Inside the 60,656 square-foot building, Richard Bergh with Carpentry Plus welded a handrail on the stairwell.The school that was destroyed by a Feb. 3, 2013, fire is being rebuilt on an accelerated construction schedule and will be ready for teachers to move in by Aug. 1. Evergreen Public Schools plans a grand opening with Governor Jay Inslee the week before Labor Day.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives lab is still conducting the fire investigation, said Heidi Scarpelli, Vancouver Fire Marshal. ATF Fire Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Md., is the world’s largest research lab dedicated to fire science investigations.“Let’s just say there’s movement,” Scarpelli said. “We’re processing some information we’ve received back from ATFE. We’ll know more maybe as early as next week.”
Digital advertising now accounts for more than half of the brand’s revenue, followed by events and then print, according to a spokesman. And the new site will leverage that business model more effectively. It features full-width, customizable responsive units that can run throughout the site and can include interactivity. It also has more inventory placement options for advertisers. The new site comes at a good time for The Atlantic. The brand had its best quarter for digital traffic this year. In March alone TheAtlantic.com saw 21 million unique visitors. The quarter was also extremely successful on the ad revenue front, increasing sales in print and digital by 30 percent over prior year. The Atlantic launched its new responsive-design site last week and with it came a new focus on the mobile user, which now accounts for more than half of its visitors. A cleanly designed responsive site is hardly a surprise these days, but for the 158-year old brand, it also signifies where it’s heading. In the past year, The Atlantic has seen a major shift in how readers are accessing its site. Its mobile audience has grown 90 percent year-over-year, and the brand expects even more growth in the coming months. What’s more, legacy media is now taking a backseat to new revenue streams. To hear Besty Ebersole, senior product director at The Atlantic, speak about enhancing your audience’s experience through great design both in print and online, join us at our May 12th min day conference. The new site only took its in-house team six weeks to develop, however its architecture gives The Atlantic a lot of flexibility in how content is presented on any device in any format. Not only does that help its editorial team tell stories differently, it also helps its creative marketing team, Re:Think, develop and sell innovative packages.
Patancheru: S Devayya, Member of the SC, ST Commission, on Sunday called upon the SC, ST employees of Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank to unitedly resist the alleged attempts of the bank officials to discriminate in giving promotions and agitate against it.Addressing a meeting of SC, ST Employees’ Association of the bank at its meeting in Ramachandrapuram, he stated that the benefits of the system of reservations created by the father of the constitution Dr B R Ambedkar could be achieved only by resorting to a united struggle by all. Employees of the bank working in Sangareddy and Ashoknagar division attended the meeting.