Dark residential school memories still pushing many over the edge

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe recent suicide of a 63 year-old elder prompted a group of family members and health care workers to come together to share their pain and give Canada a message: It’s time to helpThey spoke for over an hour, they spoke about the horrors of residential schools, the impact of suicide, the re-victimization by the residential school payout and their hopes for rebuilding their community.last_img

Arrests made following attempted ATM thefts

first_imgA short time later the truck was located in Taylor, B.C.The suspects were seen fleeing on foot from the vehicle and arrested. Police Dog Services assisted in locating the passenger hiding in the grass, near the truck.Constable Chad Neustaeter, of the Fort St. John RCMP, says he was glad that nobody was injured during this incident.Douglas Goodings is facing charges of break and enter, flight from police, assaulting a Peace Officer with a weapon, and two counts of failure to comply with recognizance.  The male passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant.Goodings is also facing additional charges for another attempted ATM theft which occurred on April 19 at a gas station at the west side of Fort St. John.Goodings remains in custody to attend court at a later date. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Sunday, April 20, before 5:00 a.m., Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a suspicious pickup truck with a tow rope hanging over the tailgate leaving a gas station on 96A Street.Police attended the scene and observed a smashed window and a broken ATM that was ripped from the wall.Officers made patrols and located the vehicle which then collided with a police vehicle in an effort to flee. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may follow.last_img read more

Moulay Hichams Expulsion from Tunisia Requested by Saudi Arabia and UAE

Rabat – The French magazine Jeune Afrique has stated that the expulsion of Prince Moulay Hicham from Tunisia was most likely the work of Saudi Arabia and Emirates.The cousin of King Mohammed VI and researcher at Harvard University was due to give a lecture on regional security before he was ordered to leave Tunisian territories on September 8. The Harvard researcher, known for his pro-Arab Spring positions and calls for reforming monarchies in the region, was then flown to Paris on an Air France plane.Given the nature of the cold relationship between the prince and the Moroccan royal palace some media outlets claimed that a request to expel Moulay Hicham had been made by Morocco. However, a source from the Moroccan embassy in Tunisia told Jeune Afrique that the kingdom had never request the expulsion of the prince from any country, and that he has been giving lectures for years.Prince Moulay Hicham, the same source further noted, still holds a Moroccan diplomatic passport and he enters and exits the kingdom, where he has property, as he pleases.Following his deportation to France, the prince accused the Tunisian presidency of being responsible for his deportation, but he admitted to France24 Arabic he could not speculate on the country or countries that might have requested his expulsion.While an adviser to the Tunisian president expressed regret over the incident, a few days ago local authorities opened an investigation was to determine the party that was responsible for the prince’s expulsion.An accusing finger was pointed to the former local minister of interior, Hédi Mejdoub, who is said to still hold influence within the department.Jeune Afrique concluded that the expulsion was most likely urged by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as the prince was due to give a lecture in Qatar on September 12.Given the ongoing tension between the two Gulf nations and Doha, the lecture might have angered Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, especially that the prince himself is the cousin of Prince Walid Bin Talal. read more

Speaker complains to CID over fake letter

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over a fake letter circulating on social media claiming it was sent by him to the Chief Justice.The letter quoted Jayasuriya as requesting the opinion of the Chief Justice on if President Maithripala Sirisena was in a situation where he could not exercise, perform and discharge the powers, duties and functions of his office. Jayasuriya said he had never sent such a letter and has requested the CID to investigate the fake letter. (Colombo Gazette)

Stocks to face pressure from slowing economic conditions eurozone turmoil

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market looks set for another tepid showing this week with buyers discouraged by data showing further deterioration in economic conditions and rising uncertainty from the eurozone.Market performance is also starting to look eerily similar to 2010 and 2011 when indexes started off strong, only to flag part way through the year.The Toronto market ended last week down another 1.48 per cent. That left the main index down 2.17 per cent from where it started the year, when traders were pleasantly surprised at a run of economic data that came in better than expected, including American job growth that was finally exceeding 200,000 jobs a month.“I think part of the problem is that people got carried away (earlier this year),” said John Johnston, chief strategist at Davis Rea Ltd.“We had a big runup in the markets as economic data surprised on the upside because expectations were too low last October, November. And then expectations came roaring back and we heard people on TV for weeks saying how wonderful everything was getting, same thing they said in 2010, 2011.”Another indication that things are less than wonderful came in on Friday when China released data showing that industrial production rose 9.3 per cent from a year earlier in April, slowing from a nearly 12 per cent increase in March.Markets are getting increasingly hopeful that the U.S. Federal Reserve will ride to the rescue again with a third round of economic stimulus known as quantitative easing. This involves the central bank printing money in order to buy bonds, which helps keep interest rates low and encourages people to buy equities.But Johnston notes that the Fed is going to need more bad data in order to justify another round of easing.“The data will ultimately force the Fed to do that,” he said, but it’s not going to be a matter of the central bank doing so just because the market thinks it’s time to provide another round of stimulus.“In a toxic political environment, it’s going to need clear evidence because (Fed chairman Ben) Bernanke will have to sit down in front of those Republicans and say, ‘we were justified in doing this’. The data will have to be weak enough to create some good anxiety and I don’t know that we are there yet.”The latest round of eurozone turmoil will also weigh on markets this week as it looks increasingly likely that Greece will be forced into another round of elections. Greeks went to the polls May 6 but no party emerged with the strength to form a government.Last-ditch efforts by President Karolos Papoulias to broker a deal between wrangling party leaders ended with no deal in sight late Sunday. State television said talks would continue Monday evening between the heads of the parties that came in the top three spots in the elections.The uncertainty surrounding the debt-plagued country also helped depress commodity prices last week as traders avoided riskier assets and piled into the safe haven status of U.S. Treasuries.It’s now expected that Greeks will have to return to the polls next month. But at the same time, analysts are suggesting that events are accelerating and Greece will ultimately be forced out of the eurozone.Gavin Graham, president of Gavin Investment Strategy, notes that two-thirds of the Greek electorate voted for parties that didn’t vote for the austerity programs that have enabled the country to survive on a series of bailouts.And there seems to be a growing realization that the tough medicine prescribed to Greece hasn’t worked.“Fact is, even after stiffing the bondholders 75 per cent, even after shrinking the economy five per cent and rampant austerity and high unemployment, it’s not working,” Graham said.“The resolution is that Greece and the Club Med countries leave the euro. That’s become the conventional wisdom that the moment Greece goes you have Portugal, Ireland and Spain and probably Italy as well.”On the economic front, traders will take in the latest inflation data from Canada and the U.S.In Canada, economists look for price pressures to ease in Friday’s inflation report despite rising gasoline and home prices, which were up 0.3 per cent in April following a 0.4 per cent gain in March.The American Consumer Price Index is expected to climb 0.1 per cent in April after rising 0.3 per cent in March as gasoline price increases moderate.Also in Canada, the March read on manufacturing sales will be released on Wednesday. Economists expect sales to rise by 0.3 per cent following a similar-sized decline in February, reflecting a slide in exports for a third month in a row.Traders will also look at the latest gauge of the health of the U.S. economy when April retail sales are released Tuesday. Those sales likely rose a by a modest 0.2 per cent in April, the smallest gain so far in 2012. by News Staff Posted May 13, 2012 7:26 pm MDT Stocks to face pressure from slowing economic conditions, eurozone turmoil read more

RioCarb applies benefits of CrC to its pipe range

first_imgIn addition to liner plates, wear specialist solutions provider Rio-Carb also manufactures a range of Chromium Carbide (CrC) internally hard-faced pipes, from 100 mm diameter and above. The pipes are available in two sizes: 10 mm (4 mm CrC on a 6 mm mild steel), and 12 mm (6 mm CrC on a 6 mm mild steel base). “We have opted for CrC in our pipe range due to the fact that it is more resistant than ceramics, and also longer-lasting than rubber,” Rio-Carb Product Development Manager Luis Garcia explains.The pipes are available in 3 m lengths, in bends, T-shapes and straight pieces. They can be supplied loose, or with fitted flanges according to customer requirements. The CrC cannot chip off, in addition to being easily weldable on the outside. The CrC pipe range from Rio-Carb is ideal for abrasive materials such as slurries in mining. It can withstand heat of up to 600°C, and can be rolled, studded, holed and fabricated.Managing Director Colin Maine points out that the CrC pipe range is an example of the ongoing product development that exemplifies Rio-Carb. “What keeps us ahead of the competition is our emphasis on constant development, in addition to our quality and service. All of our procedures are in accordance with international American Welding Society (AWS) standards.”The OEM has just invested in a new CRM system, as well as achieving ISO 9001 accreditation, all as it celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. “Our extensive experience in wear linings means we can often detect a problem before the engineers can,” Garcia adds. Rio-Carb says it prides itself on being proactive in assisting its customers to develop ideal solutions for specific applications or industry-related problems.“We sit and engage with our customers in order to meet their needs, often at the drawing-office level. Apart from CrC being such a unique product, its benefits are dependent on efficient design and welding, taking into account factors such as low-slip angles, long life, and minimum downtime,” Garcia concludes.last_img read more

Provident Cup 2014 First Hungarian win – Polish domination over Jicha and

In the Round 2 of the Provident Cup 2014 in Hungary host team beat Belarus 31:28 (17:11). Gabor Csaszar was the TOP scorer for domestic team with 8 goals while Sergei Rutenka scored 11.In the second match Poland beat Czech Republic 31:23.Round 1:Hungary – Czech Republic 28:29Belarus – Poland 29:28 ← Previous Story “Four nations” 2014: Austria beat Germany, Iceland wins against Russia! Next Story → Serbs too strong for a “former brothers”

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you up to speed with the five things you should know as you head out the door.1. #ABORTION: The Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children is currently sitting for day two of three days of public hearings on the government’s proposed new legislation on abortion, following its publication of the heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013. Today’s proceedings has been hearing from a number of psychiatrists and perinatal psychiatrists throughout the day – follow TheJournal.ie‘s liveblog until 7.45pm to keep up to date with the proceedings.2. #PENALTY POINTS: Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has made his first public comments today in the ongoing row over Deputy Mick Wallace and penalty points. Shatter said he was told at a garda briefing on road traffic offences that Wallace benefited from garda discretion after being found driving while using a mobile phone – and said that while he did not suggest Wallace had done something improper, he did take issue with Wallace making “the case that the gardaí are acting unlawfully” by using discretion.3. #SUICIDE: A newly released report on suicide has revealed that up to 50 per cent of under-18 suicide deaths may be part of couplets or clusters. The report, ‘Suicide in Modern Ireland’, launched at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland today, looked at the experiences of 104 families affected by suicide – and that 66 per cent of families reported a negative experience when dealing with health services in relation to the problem.4. #WELFARE: A record number of new complaints were dealt with by the Data Protection Commissioner last year, with 1,349 new complaints being processed. Amongst the investigations was a probe of the public sector’s information system (INFOSYS) during which “serious abuse” was detected in terms of inappropriate employee access. Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes said there had been “a worrying degree of inappropriate access to INFOSYS by state employees”, revealing that one HSE employee had even searched the social welfare records of their son’s girlfriend.5. #MURDER: Gardaí have issued an appeal for public assistance as they begin attempts to trace the killers of Alan Desmond. The body of the 37-year-old was found by children in a field near Killinarden Hill in Tallaght last Saturday night. Gardaí are now seeking anyone who may have seen, spoken or engaged with Desmond between the last time he was seen and last Saturday.last_img read more

La Trobe announces head of Greek Centre

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram La Trobe University announced that Professor Chris Mackie from Melbourne University will head the new Research Centre for Greek Studies.The new Centre will replace the former National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research also known from its Greek acronym EKEME, that was closed down at the end of 2008. Professor Mackie is currently the Director of the Centre for Classics and Archaelogy in Melbourne University. Professor Mackie talked exclusively to Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) about his initial priorities as the new Director. “The first thing to do is to pull together all the different strands of Greek studies at La Trobe and begin engaging with the Greek community and restoring those links,” Professor Mackie said. His impressive research credentials include among other things the Homeric Epics, Greek mythology and the reception of Classical antiquity in modern times with particular reference to the attitude towards the Classics before, during, and after the Great War, focusing on the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. When asked if the new Centre will concentrate more on his research interests in Ancient Greek studies as opposed to Modern Greek, Professor Mackie was emphatic that both disciplines will be given equal footing.“The Greek language and Greek culture has a continuity from antiquity all the way through contemporary Greek and I think that the best model for Greek studies is to try to bring this continuity to the full,” he underscored. Professor Mackie further argued that there are programs in other renowned universities around the world such as Kings College in London and Princeton University in the U.S. that do exactly this. The Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe, Professor reiterated the University’s dedication to the success of the new Centre. “The establishment of the Research Centre affirms La Trobe University’s long-standing strong commitment to this key area of research. The integration of the Centre within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will promote multidisciplinary research in topics related to Greece, its modern history and the study of Greek Diaspora around the world, and will link the teaching of the Greek language to wider Greek study programs and research.” La Trobe’s Vice-Chancellor stressed that the appointment of Professor Mackie will facilitate the initiation of programs to extend Greek studies at the University that will also increase higher education access for students from the Greek community. Professor Johnson acknowledged that volunteers and donors from the Greek community contributed enormously with their time and money to the establishment of La Trobe’s Hellenic programs and expressed the hope of continuing this relationship. “We look forward to continuing to engage the Greek community in developing these programs, in enhancing international student mobility programs with Greece, and in the furthering of research into Greek issues of importance to the community.”last_img read more

Vamvakinou calls Australia to recognise the State of Palestine

first_imgFederal Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou tabled a motion in the Australian Parliament to recognise the 29th UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and 2014 as the UN Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. In her speech, Ms Vamvakinou said the time had come for the Australian parliament recognise the State of Palestine and vote yes at the UN for Palestinian Statehood. “I want to remind the House it has been 67 years since the partition of Palestine and the occupation which continues until today. An occupation that is devastating, demoralising and damaging for all involved,” Ms Vamvakinou said.She said Australia must now recognise the State of Palestine and Australia must vote yes at the UN for Palestinian Statehood. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Update on Dangerous Joaquin

first_img Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 million Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:hurricane joaquin Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Oct 2015 – Hurricane Joaquin, according to the Bahamas Forecast office Joaquin is an extremely dangerous category four hurricane which continues to cause Hurricane and Tropical Storm warnings to be in effect for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin floodinglast_img

Soy Growers to EPA Turn Up the Volume

first_imgSoy Growers to EPA: Turn Up the Volume  This week, on behalf of the American Soybean Association (ASA), ASA board member and Michigan soybean grower Matt Stutzman delivered a statement at the EPA RFS hearing in Michigan. In his statement he applauded the EPA’s proposed growth in volumes, and reiterated that we have the production capacity and feedstock to reasonably achieve even further growth, now and in the coming years. Read more here.Background:On June 26 the EPA released their proposed RFS volumes for 2019-20. The proposal calls for 2.43 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel for 2020, which is a 330 million gallon increase over the 2019 levels. For total Advanced Biofuels, an overall category to which biodiesel also qualifies, EPA proposed 4.88 billion gallons for 2019, a 590 million gallon increase over 2018 levels.Next Steps:In the coming weeks ASA will send out sample written comments for states to submit to EPA, in addition to ASA’s own written comments. All written comments are due by Aug. 17.last_img read more

Thousands lose power as storm plows into Northwest

first_imgSEATTLE — Thousands of residents in the Northwest lost power Saturday as a blustery November storm rolled through the region.Puget Sound Energy said Saturday morning that more than 10,000 customers were without power in various parts of western Washington. The utility said strong winds were taking down branches and trees, triggering the outages. Seattle City Light reported outages affecting about 36,000 customers.High winds also closed the state Route 520 bridge that links Seattle to its eastern suburbs, the Washington state Department of Transportation said.The National Weather Service issued a wind warning for much of Saturday covering coastal areas in Washington and Oregon. Forecasters said wind gusts could be up to 65 mph. Slightly weaker winds were expected in areas like Seattle to the mountains.Johnny Burg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said equipment on Destruction Island off the western Washington coast recorded a peak gust of 72 mph on Saturday morning. Burg said the storm was not unusual for this time of year in the Northwest.“We’re getting some pretty good winds, but nothing catastrophic right now,” Burg said. “We’re not looking for any big, widespread destruction.”Burg said forecasters had been watching for a slight risk of flooding, but they don’t expect that to be an issue anymore. About half an inch of rain was expected at lower elevations.As the storm moves through, elevations above 2,500 feet were expected to get more than half an inch of snow.last_img read more

The Latest Trump Says He Wants To Protect The Nation

first_imgThe move is already drawing bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and is expected to face rounds of legal challenges. Trump told stories, without providing evidence, of horrific abuse of women being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. He also said the border wall would be needed to battle drug cartels as part of a “virtual invasion” from Mexico. 11:10 a.m.President Donald Trump says many other presidents have declared national emergencies. But the presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn’t support. The president declared a national emergency and would find other funds for the wall after expressing unhappiness about a congressional border security deal. A list compiled by the Brennan Center says Clinton declared 17 national emergencies, Bush 13 and Obama 12. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a photo of Trump signing the declaration Friday in the moments before his scattershot Rose Garden news conference.center_img Emergency declarations by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were overwhelmingly for the purpose of addressing crises that emerged abroad. Many blocked foreign interests or terrorist-linked entities from access to funds. Some prohibited certain imports from or investments to countries associated with human rights abuses. Trump said Friday he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for border barriers than he had sought. Trump plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Families of people killed by illegal immigrants were in attendance at the news conference. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local):11:15 a.m.President Donald Trump is saying that he needs to use emergency powers to protect the nation from drug dealers and illegal immigrants.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 4 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Springfield College

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, MA — The following local Springfield College students were named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2018 term:Kourtney Bolis, majoring in Communication Sciences and DisordersDarin MacEacheron, majoring in Communication/Sport JournalismJoseph Visalli, majoring in Criminal JusticeLindsay Donahue, majoring in Sports BiologyCriteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.About Springfield CollegeSpringfield College is a private, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Nearly 5,000 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Springfield College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

PostFerguson APD stands by civil unrest preparation plans

first_imgThe Anchorage Police Department says they are ready if civil unrest breaks out in Alaska’s largest city, like it did in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month. But their main tactic is being as transparent and open as possible so that riots don’t happen in the first place. Download Audio:Police Chief Mark Mew says when a protest is planned, the police make a point to work with the organizers so everyone knows each other and the laws. They also help organizers deal with infiltrators who aim to cause trouble.Sgt. Jack Carson says in the event of an unplanned protest or a riot, the department wants to keep the crowd as calm as possible and give them directions to disperse. They may wear helmets but they won’t carry shields. Carson says other police departments learned that crowds tend to be calmer when police don’t have shields.Carson says the department has been criticized for some of it’s more militarized looking equipment, like patrol rifles. But he says they are actually safer than traditional shotguns.“It’s way more accurate, allows us to deliver pinpoint hits. We also got more of a hybrid round for it. It’s an amazing round that’s got very little issues with over-penetration, where traditionally the shotgun’s got big issues with over penetration where it can actually go through our intended target and into secondary targets that we don’t intend to strike.”Carson says armored vehicles, like those used in some SWAT responses, give officers the protection they need to respond with non-lethal force. He says officers are more likely to shoot when they are vulnerable.last_img read more

Bomb hoax at Ameerpet metro station

first_imgHyderabad: A call from an unknown person on Sunday claiming to have spotted a bag full of explosives at the Ameerpet metro station sent the police into a tizzy. According to SR Nagar police, a bomb squad and sniffer dogs were deployed to search the premises. The call turned out to be a hoax. The box the unknown person referred to in his call to the police was the pain box left at the station. Police are verifying CCTV footage to identify the person who left the paint box.last_img

Waterpropelled jetpack hits the market for 99500 w video

first_img More information: jetlev-flyer.com and jetlev.comvia: Gizmag (PhysOrg.com) — A water-propelled jetpack called Jetlev R200 is possibly the most fun-looking water activity yet. The Florida-based company Jetlev Technologies, Inc., working with German company MS Watersports GmbH, has recently started limited production in a phased roll-out program. At a cost of $99,500 per jetpack, the target market for the recreational device is holiday resorts. © 2010 PhysOrg.com The Jetlev R200 can reach heights of 28 feet and speeds of 22 mph. Image credit: Jetlev Technologies, Inc. Company to sell ‘world’s first practical jetpack’ for $75,000 (w/ Video) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Water-propelled jetpack hits the market for $99,500 (w/ video) (2011, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-water-propelled-jetpack-video.html The Jetlev is lighter (30 pounds [14 kg] when dry) and less bulky than other jetpack designs because its four-stroke, 250-hp engine and fuel are located on a small boat that is tethered to the jetpack by a 33-ft (10-m) hose. As the pilot steers the device, the boat follows along in the water. The boat delivers water to the jetpack through the hose, and thrust is generated by forcing the water downward through the nozzles located on each side of the jetpack.Jetlev Technologies says that this design greatly improves the thrust-to-weight ratio compared to other jetpacks, allowing the Jetlev to propel a 150-lb (68-kg) pilot to speeds of up to 22 mph (35 km/h) at heights of up to 28 ft (8.5 m). The Jetlev can accommodate pilots who are 4.9-6.5 ft (1.5-2 m) tall and weigh 88-330 lb (40-150 kg). With a 26-gallon (100-liter) tank, the Jetlev can operate for about one hour at full throttle or up to three hours at cruising speeds.The company also says that most people can learn how to fly the Jetlev after a few minutes of in-water instruction. Thrust is controlled through grip twist, while lifting the control arms up and down can move the pilot forward or backward by changing the angle of the nozzles. Differential nozzle angles allow the jetpack to be turned left and right. The Jetlev also has several safety features, including a 5-point quick-release harness, protective backrest, head support, and inherent flotation.The ride is not uncomfortable, since the pilot’s weight is supported by the padded unicycle-style saddle and leg trapeze. Although pilots must be at least 18 years old, the company says that “if you are 82, healthy and in good physical condition, there is no reason why you could not fly.”Designed for both fresh and salt water, the Jetlev’s exposed metal pieces are made of either stainless steel or hard coat anodized aluminum with Teflon coating to protect against corrosion and abrasion.last_img read more

Royal family member speaks out against Israel Folaus homophobia

first_imgAs Australian rugby union player, Israel Folau, stays in the headlines for his ongoing anti-gay comments, more people are speaking up against him, including a leading member of Tonga’s royal family. Folau who has Tongan heritage got himself in hot water last month when he said ‘God’s plan’ for gay people was ‘HELL’ unless they repented. For those comments Folau was hauled into a meeting with senior rugby officials but did not receive punishment.The Kingdom of Tonga is a constitutional monarchy in the South Pacific Islands. Homosexuality is illegal there, but the small country has an active LGBTI community.The player the doubled down on his statements releasing a lengthy opinion piece about his religious beliefs.But earlier this week Folau made headlines again when uploaded an 11-minute video to his Twitter. The video featured a sermon by evangelical preacher David Wilkerson who says that we are living in a time of ‘sexual perversions beyond description’.A Princess speaks upMedia commentators and leading sports figures have spoken out against Folau’s views including, popular morning show host, Karl Stefanovic.“Israel you have the right to say what you want, but at least show a little more compassion and love, as the Bible teaches.” #9Today pic.twitter.com/U0vN3qLY4w— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) 9 May 2018But one voice, which carries great authority has thrown their opinion into the mix.The Honorable Frederica Tuita Filipe is the daughter of Tonga’s Crown Princess.She took to Twitter saying she could no longer be silent on Folau’s views. Filipe argued her silence led to the marginalization of people she loves.‘Obviously the way we represent our interpretation of God’s word & love is different,’ she wrote. Rugby player Israel Folau’s car has been confiscated after anti-gay commentsRugby star is a ‘persecuted prophet’ for anti-gay comment backlashRugby star offered to give up lucrative contract after anti-gay commentsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/royal-family-member-speaks-out-against-israel-folaus-homophobia/ Our core Tongan values are intertwined w/ our Christian values of love, respect, humility & commitment. Those values aren’t reserved for a few & are most effective when shown to everyone, even when you don’t agree w/ them— Frederica (@FreddieFilipe) 9 May 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- You’ve worked hard to be in a position of leadership, I was born into mine. I’ve seen how forgiveness, love & inclusion bring people closer to God. I hope the trials you face give you the strength to open your heart & mind to differing views.— Frederica (@FreddieFilipe) 9 May 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Israel Folau. | Photo: Players Voice ‘My silence was my attempt at respecting our different interpretations but I fear by doing that I’m encouraging the marginalization of a group of people I love & serve as much as any other Tongan.’Hon. Frederica Tuita Filipe with her son. | Photo: FacebookFilipe said that as Christians values of ‘love, respect, humility and inclusion’ should be applied to all people, even if you don’t agree with them.‘You’ve worked hard to be in a position of leadership, I was born into mine,’ she wrote.‘I’ve seen how forgiveness, love & inclusion bring people closer to God. I hope the trials you face give you the strength to open your heart & mind to differing views.’Read her moving thread:Obviously the way we represent our interpretation of God’s word & love is different. My silence was my attempt at respecting our different interpretations but I fear by doing that I’m encouraging the marginalization of a group of people I love & serve as much as any other Tongan— Frederica (@FreddieFilipe) 9 May 2018last_img read more

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