Bengaluru: A day after lander ‘Vikram’ was separated from Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, the ISRO said on Tuesday it has successfully performed the first de-orbiting manoeuvre for the spacecraft. The city-headquartered space agency will perform one more de-orbit manoeuvre on Wednesday, before the powered descent on September 7 for its landing in the south polar region of the moon. “The first de-orbiting manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully today (September 03, 2019) beginning at 0850 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the manoeuvre was 4 seconds,” the ISRO said in an update. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The orbit of Vikram Lander is 104 km x 128 km. Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in the existing orbit and both the Orbiter and Lander are healthy,” it said, adding that the next de-orbiting manoeuvre is scheduled on September 4, between 03:30 and 04:30 hrs IST. In a key event of India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, lander ‘Vikram’ was separated from the orbiter on Monday. Vikram (with rover ‘Pragyan’ housed inside) is expected to touch down on the surface of the moon on September 7, between 1:30 and 2:30 am. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Two de-orbit manoeuvres of Vikram Lander, to bring it further down, have been planned to prepare for its landing in the south polar region of the moon. ISRO Chairman K Sivan has said the proposed soft-landing on the Moon is going to be a “terrifying” moment as it is something ISRO has not done before, where as LOI manoeuvre was successfully carried out during the Chandrayaan-1 mission. Following the landing, the rover ‘Pragyan’ will roll out from lander ‘Vikram’ between 5:30 and 6:30 am on September 7, and carry out experiments on the lunar surface for a period of one lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days. The mission life of the lander is also one lunar day, while the orbiter will continue its mission for a year. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 had successfully launched the 3,840-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the earth’s orbit on July 22. Chandrayaan-2 satellite had began its journey towards the moon leaving the earth’s orbit in the dark hours on August 14, after a crucial manoeuvre called Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) that was carried out by ISRO to place the spacecraft on “Lunar Transfer Trajectory.” In a major milestone for India’s second Moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft had successfully entered the lunar orbit on August 20 by performing Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre. The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Bylalu, near Bengaluru, the space agency has said. The orbiter carries eight scientific payloads for mapping the lunar surface and studying the exosphere (outer atmosphere) of the Moon while the lander carries three scientific payloads to conduct surface and subsurface science experiments. The rover carries two payloads to enhance the understanding of the lunar surface. India’s second lunar expedition — would shed light on a completely unexplored section of the Moon, its South Polar region. According to ISRO, the objective of the Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 is to develop and demonstrate the key technologies for end-to-end lunar mission capability, including soft-landing and roving on the lunar surface. On the science front, this mission aims to further expand knowledge about the moon through a detailed study of its topography, mineralogy, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics and atmosphere, leading to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of the moon, the space agency had said. On successful completion, it will make India the fourth country after Russia, the US and China to pull off a soft landing on the moon.read more
APTN National NewsThere has been much controversy in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake over a deal between the council and Quebec on repairs to the Mercier Bridge.Iron workers say that the new deal erodes their rights.The Mohawk Council says it’s not true, but expands their rights.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has the story.
Freshii Inc.’s founder defended the eatery’s decision to withdraw its outlook through its 2019 financial year after falling short on several measures in its most recent quarter, while the company’s stock plummeted nearly 30 per cent.“We didn’t have enough confidence to revise the numbers again with conviction,” said Matthew Corrin, the company’s CEO, during a conference call with analysts Thursday morning — a day after the company released its third-quarter results.The decision was mainly due to the fact that the company missed its projected net new store openings, he said, due to a number of things outside management’s control.The Toronto-based eatery opened 10 net new stores in its third quarter, ending Sept. 30, as it opened 18 locations and closed eight.The company had expected to have 730 to 760 stores by the end of its 2019 financial year. It had previously anticipated having at least 810 stores by that time, but lowered its expectations in September 2017.It is now scrapping the revised figures.Predicting the timeline from signing a franchisee partner to when the store will open is difficult, Corrin said, due to the increasing number of markets in which Freshii operates. The eatery can be found in more than 35 states and provinces, he said, and 17 countries.Nuances between each location create unpredictability, he said.The company has also formalized a process to either change franchisee ownership or close locations that fall in the bottom 10 per cent based on an internal algorithm, he said, which accounts for the higher number of store closures this quarter.Still, Corrin assured analysts that the development pipeline remains healthy as Freshii has 175 stores in what it calls the active opening process.The company also experienced challenges in achieving its forecasted sales, expenses and earnings.Sales for restaurants open at least a year, a key retail metric, decreased 0.8 per cent compared with a same-store sales growth of 5.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2017.That marks the company’s first negative result for that metric in 22 quarters, Corrin said, adding the more years a company produces positive same-store sales, the more challenging it becomes to beat those results.The decision to scrap its outlook through the 2019 financial year will allow Freshii’s franchise partners and team at headquarters to focus on making decisions that are in the long-term interest of the company and its shareholders, he said.“We further believe that this increasingly long-term focus on the health of our network will allow us to better maximize shareholder value.”The company’s shares fell $1.08 or 27.14 per cent to $2.90 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.One day earlier, the company announced plans to buy back up to 10 per cent of its 25.6 million shares over the next year, believing that its share price doesn’t fully reflect its value.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:FRII)read more
Anne-Marie Robinson (BSc ’87, BBA ’90)More than 60 members of the Brock University community gathered at the ScotiaBank Atrium to honour Anne-Marie Robinson (BSc 87, BBA’90) as the Goodman School of Business’ 12th Distinguished Graduate.Robinson, the president of the Public Service Commission of Canada, spent the afternoon of Nov. 14 on campus speaking to a class of human resource students. She then toured Goodman’s BioLinc, which is located in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex. Robinson also shared her memories of Brock and the University’s impact on her successful career in the public sector. The Distinguished Graduate award is presented to a graduate of the Goodman School of Business for outstanding business or personal achievement. For more details on Robinson, click hereread more
CALGARY — The discount airline market is set to become even more crowded, as charter flight company Enerjet aims to relaunch itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier in 2019 after a decade of transporting oilsands workers and tour passengers.An investment group headed by Tim Morgan says it plans to take off in a Canadian market that already includes WestJet Airlines Ltd.’s ultra-low-cost Swoop and Edmonton-based Flair Airlines. Canada Jetlines Ltd. is also set to launch next year.Swoop Canada’s first ultra low-cost airline to fly to U.S. this OctoberAirline competition finally taking off in Canada, but barriers keep passengers’ options limitedGrowth of low-cost airlines giving boost to Canada’s biggest secondary airportsIn an interview, Morgan declined to say which routes Enerjet plans to launch, when service will start or how many planes will be deployed.Morgan’s consortium includes Claridge Inc. — a private investment firm chaired by Stephen Bronfman, a scion of one Canada’s wealthiest families — and Stephenson Management Inc., where Cirque du Soleil chairman Mitch Garber has been chairman since 2008.Enerjet aims to relaunch itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier in 2019 after a decade of transporting oilsands workers and tour passengers. Another investor is Indigo LLP, an Arizona-based private equity firm that specializes in budget carriers such as Singapore’s Tiger Airways and Florida’s Spirit Airlines.Morgan, who co-founded WestJet, has been trying to take Enerjet into the budget carrier market for some time, but encountered hurdles after three former executives he’d tapped for that purpose sued Calgary-based Enerjet for breach of contract in 2015. Enerjet/CNW Groupread more
“Millions of Afghans will continue to need assistance from the international community as they emerge from the nightmare of the past two decades,” WFP Executive Director Catherine Bertini said in Washington, D.C., where she announced plans for the new operation following her return from a visit to the region last week.Under the new nine-month operation, due to start 1 April and continue through December, the focus will shift from relief to recovery, with particular emphasis on school feeding for education. An estimated 544,000 tonnes of food will be needed for the programme, the agency said.WFP is currently assisting about six million people in Afghanistan. Over the past four months, it has sent more than 260,000 tonnes of food to Afghans dependent on food aid and will distribute another 100,000 tonnes until the new operation begins.Apart from dealing with the immediate emergency, the new WFP operation will also fund a series of rapid impact programmes designed to rebuild parts of the country’s basic infrastructure. Under Food-for-Work schemes, WFP will help rehabilitate irrigation systems and reconstruct schools, hospitals, roads and bridges.The agency will also aid Afghans who have been displaced within the country to go back to their villages in time to plant their crops as well as the hundreds of thousands of refugees in neighbouring countries who are expected to come back home this year.WFP will also help re-establish the decimated Afghan civil service by providing short-term food rations to employees whose salaries, when paid, make them among the poorest people in the world, with an income of $1 or less per day.The school feeding projects are set to expand and cover hundreds of thousands of students, half of them girls, to encourage enrolment and decrease dropout rates. To address the shortage of trained teachers, WFP food aid will support the training of teachers. Food assistance will also be given to women for attending non-formal education, particularly technical skills and literacy training.read more
Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that members of the mission and a number of additional experts had convened in the Swiss city for an internal organizational meeting. “As other members of the team gather in Geneva over the next few days, the fact-finding team will continue to prepare its mission,” he added.In addition to those members already announced, two additional advisors were present at the meeting, according to the spokesman: a legal advisor, Tyge Lehmann, the Senior Legal Advisor for the Danish Government, and a medical advisor, Helena Ranta, of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Helsinki.Announcing the mission on Monday, the Secretary-General said it would be headed by Martti Ahtisaari, the former President of Finland, who would be joined by former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata and former President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Cornelio Sommaruga. Mr. Annan also said that retired United States General Bill Nash would serve as military adviser while Thomas Peter Fitzgerald of Ireland would be police adviser.read more
Short URL 19,563 Views Source: PA Images She, as we all know, depended greatly on others but, Nóra in turn, gifted others with immeasurable love and joy; before such an ability we can only feel gratitude.Father Edward O’Donnell speaking to mourners at the funeral of Nóra Quoirin. Source: PA ImagesI said, ‘hang on, I don’t give a toss about her, love’. I didn’t say, ‘I don’t give a toss about domestic violence’, because that’s very important.Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott sought to clarify comments he made about Women’s Aid co-leader Adina Claire, who called for his knighthood to be removed over his conviction for domestic violence. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeThis is not a normal prorogation. It is not typical, it is not standard, it’s one of the longest for decades. And it represents…an act of executive fiat.John Bercow, the Speaker of the House in the UK Parliament who is due to step down next month, hit out at Boris Johnson for shutting down proceedings for five weeks. Source: RollingNews.ieIf the shoe is on the other foot, we would have to give consideration in that circumstance.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, when asked whether Fine Gael would support a Fianna Fáil government if Micheál Martin’s party held the most seats after the next election. Source: PA ImagesI can’t speak for the British government as I am not an official of the British Government. But I can speak in the name of Christ. I am so ashamed and sorry for the impact of the crime committed. I am a religious leader, not a politician. As a religious leader, I mourn the tragedy we see here.Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, prostrated himself to say apologise in a personal capacity for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar in India. Image: PA Images Share1 Tweet Email By Nicky Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PA Images 3 hours ago Sunday 15 Sep 2019, 6:30 PM https://jrnl.ie/4806571 3 Comments ‘John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week. John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?A comment reportedly made by US President Donald Trump to his now-fired National Security Advisor John Bolton. Source: RollingNews.ieNegotiating FTAs with the EU and US and securing their ratification in less than three years is going to be a herculean task for you. We want to be your friend and ally, your Athena, in doing so.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar referenced the Classics during a visit by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Here’s what he could have been implying.read more
Facebook Pinterest SPOILERS: WWE Smackdown Live TV taping results from Fresno to air on Christmas Impact announces tickets remain for this weekend’s End of Summer Tour in California Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Matthew Mcconaughey David Beckham honoured for his contribution to sports The NFL and Roc Nation donate $400,000 to Chicago charities Google+ Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nora and Baker Draft Their Pop Culture Favorites Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The pre-sale code for tickets to the 3/31 WWE Smackdown in Fresno, California, which goes on-sale online today, is WWEFAN.To purchase tickets to the event, click here.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCelebrity Closeup: Edgar RamirezVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 55.95%0:04Remaining Time -1:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of conventionread more
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high note UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Related Items:#magneticmedianews, CARICOM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrenada, July 4th 2017 – St. George’s – July 4th marks the anniversary of the Treaty of Chaguaramas for CARICOM and also the start of this year’s Heads of Government Conference taking place in Grenada. Delegates from 15 Caribbean countries will be in Grenada from today to Thursday 6th July, to discuss many current issues including regional security, the CSME, Tourism, Air Transportation, opportunities for Financing for Development and Brexit. There is also expected to be an update on the preparations for CARIFESTA XIII to be staged in Barbados from August 17th – 27th under the theme “Asserting our Culture, celebrating ourselves.”The opening ceremony began this morning at the Grenada Trade Centre, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Keith Mitchell and will be followed by Heads of Government Business Sessions tomorrow and Thursday at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is currently in Grenada for the meeting. This will be Minnis’ inaugural CARICOM meeting as Prime Minister of the Bahamas. Also attending for the first time is Haitian President His Excellency Jovenel Moise.A highlight of the Opening Ceremony today was the presentation of the Triennial Award for Women to the latest recipient. The Ceremony was also addressed by its two newest Members of the Conference, the outgoing Chairman, President of Guyana, David Granger, the incoming Chairman, and the Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. CARICOM celebrates its 38th anniversary this year.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNewsread more
The new partners include urban gardening provider Urbilis, high-end mayonnaise maker Empire Mayo, local gourmet food liaison Goldbely and Japanese clothing designer Uniqlo.Reddit did not disclose financial terms of the deals.The site, owned by Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications, also announced the launch of a subreddit discussion board dedicated to gold membership benefits.”Our main goal is to give our honored gold members some extra, but completely optional stuff,” Croach says. “We’re really excited to bring you guys some real-life benefits to your golden membership.”While Reddit does draw revenue through display advertising (and is trying to become more ad-friendly), both its leadership and its base have been publically wary about being overly aggressive.The Reddit Gold program started three years ago as a way to supplement ad sales and offset the costs associated with its massive traffic numbers. Since then, the program has gradually expanded from a charity—”We can right now only offer you our undying gratitude,” the group said at Reddit Gold’s launch—to the current version announced yesterday.Reddit boasted 37 billion pageviews and 400 million unique visitors last year, according to internal figures.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Reddit is expanding its membership benefits in an effort to up revenues while still keeping a large, but principled user-base happy.The membership model, called Reddit Gold, gives users exclusive navigation features, beta testing options and access to a members-only area in exchange for a monthly ($3.99) or annual ($29.99) subscription. Last month, the site partnered with cloud storage service Backblaze to offer special deals to Reddit Gold members—now they’re expanding on that strategy.”The response was so impactful that we’ve been steadily hearing from more and more companies who want to give gold members new perks,” David Croach, community manager for Reddit, says on the company’s blog. “We’ve handpicked the best ones, and we’re looking for feedback on what you think.”read more
When longtime Baltimore city native Taylor Alexander returned after graduating from Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. she had a plan to start her own business. After successfully starting an online business in college, selling waist trainers and dietary supplements, Alexander knew she wanted to be the CEO of her own company one day soon. Her dream was realized on September 14, 2013 when Flawless Damsels officially opened to the public. Then about a year and a half later, unfortunately in the wake of the unrest after the death of Freddie Gray the storefront was vandalized and looted. Due to excessive damage and loss the boutique would have to temporarily close.In an interview with the AFRO she said, “Baltimore is home and this is where I want to be. I went away to school to get the college experience, gain some independence and just to be away from home but I always wanted to come back home to live and start a business.” She eventually opened her store at 2414 East Monument Street, an area she said she was not familiar with, because she saw a vibrant and engaged community and a bustling thoroughfare when a realtor showed her the property.She wasn’t present on the night of the riots but she did receive calls from family, friends and neighbors letting her know updates on the movements of the riots and when they had actually reached her store’s area. She did not go down to try to protect the store under advisement of her boyfriend who was worried about her safety.Alexander actually said the first time she saw her store after the unrest was on television watching news broadcast’s coverage of the destruction the next day. “They were panning up and down Monument and when I saw my store I just paused it and looked.” She said she needed to gather herself and mentally prepare for what she would see when she arrived.The damage was extensive. Thieves removed all of her inventory, broke windows and doors, removed the register, destroyed financial documents and even removed the wall and lighting fixtures. Alexander said “It was like walking in the store when I first rented it, it was nothing but an empty space from the fixtures to the inventory, just everything gone.” The total damage was in excess of $100,000. Alexander praised the community for coming together after the riots and said a lot of the cleanup of debris and glass had already been taken care of by the time she arrived at the store.Leaving the area was never an option for Alexander though. “I never considered relocating. My plan was always to reopen but I was very much unsure if I would be able to get the funds to do so.” Those funds would come from the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), which assisted businesses in rebuilding after the unrest. According to the Baltimore Sun Alexander’s recovery loan was one of 15 the BDC has made so far totaling more than $324,000. The economic development agency has also issued 47 storefront grants totaling more than $127,000, the BDC said on Aug. 25.Alexander said there was no question she would rebuild after the riots. “I feel it is my duty to stay and hopefully be an inspiration to someone else that will see that I didn’t just give up and pack up and show them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and there is a silver lining if you stay positive and keep hope.”Flawless Damsels is hosting a grand re-opening on Aug. 29 from 11:00a.m – 7:00 p.m. There will be a DJ, makeup artists, catwalk fashion show and designers on hand.read more
It finally happened. Sony and the ghost of Avi Arad really released a motion picture starring famous Marvel goo Venom into theaters this past weekend and nobody stopped them. After years of trying, a Venom movie is now a thing that actually exists complete with its own Eminem theme song. And it made a bunch of money, despite being one-star bad according to our own MovieBob… or anyone else who watched it.When a bad comic book movie makes a lot of money, fans naturally wonder how the inevitable sequel will improve things. Will Venom 2 introduce Carnage? Will it go for an R-rating? Will it somehow rope in Tom Holland for a bonkers MCU connection? But if you’re looking for a good Venom movie, the answer was right in front of you for over a decade. Spider-Man 3 is still the best Venom movie. Here’s why.1. Spider-Man 3 Is An Actual Good MovieIf you’re totally irony-poisoned like me, there’s a lot to like in Venom. Like a true grindhouse movie, the long stretches of cheap boring badness are punctuated by fleeting minutes of incredible cinema you can’t believe made it on screen like Tom Hardy hopping in a lobster tank or eating chicken in the trash. And to be fair some of that irony poisoning helps make it easier to swallow the more disjointed parts of Spider-Man 3’s camp (but still very traditionally comic book) tone. “It’s so good.” I agree, James Franco.But in broad strokes Spider-Man is also legitimately good. Sam Raimi remains a masterful director flexing his muscles in beautiful sequences like Sandman’s tragic horror resurrection or his brutal fight with ruthless black-suited Spider-Man in the subway. It’s operatic in the ways it explores how Peter’s childlike self-destructive narcissism as Spider-Man wreaks havoc in his adult relationships with Mary-Jane and Harry Osborn. It’s not the iconic origin movie or the heart-wrenchingly brilliant character study of the pains of growing up that is Spider-Man 2. But just as an action-packed, thematically rich superhero movie Spider-Man 3 has so much more going for it compared to the barely existent Venom.2. Spider-Man 3 Sticks Closer To CanonNormally I don’t really care about how accurate a comic book movie is. It doesn’t have anything to do with quality and more often than not sounds like a fanboy complaint. I was already getting ready to write off Venom defenders talking about how the movie “DId ThE ChaRaCTer JusTIcE” or something compared to Spider-Man 3.So imagine my surprise when Venom ended up deviating even more for the source material, and being worse for it. Venom’s comic book origin is fascinating. It’s an alien organism that bonds to Spider-Man, increasing his power but also his aggression. It’s like a drug metaphor. Eventually Peter rejects the symbiote and it bonds onto Eddie Brock, someone with none of Spider-Man’s moral compass. And their co-dependent hatred and rejection turn them into Venom. This was of course all featured in Spider-Man 3, including the unsubtle church backdrop with its loud ringing bell casting off the sound-sensitive evil.Venom the movie draws from some parts of the comic books like Carlton Drake and his Life Foundation, and Venom as anti-hero fighting other more evil symbiotes in San Francisco. But it’s so much more hollow without the Spider-Man connection. Venom looks like Spider-Man for no reason and while he has his teeth and tongue there’s no big white spider logo or black web-slinging. The symbiote isn’t this spurned lover anymore and Eddie is just this hapless random dude with a vague and soft “crusading journalist” motivation. It’s not that changing the fictional history around is bad, it’s just that they removed the history and replaced it with basically nothing.3. Spider-Man 3 Understands VenomIf you just want to see a big CGI Todd McFarlane thing stomp around the screen, go see the Venom movie. It you just want to see a pretty cool movie about Eddie Brock from the comics, go see that nifty unofficial Venom short film Truth In Journalism from a few years ago. But if you want to see a movie that really understands Venom maybe better than any other piece of media, please reconsider Spider-Man 3.I’m not the first person to say this, but Spider-Man 3 gets that Venom is an alluring but wholly destructive negative influence. It turns lovably dorky Peter Parker into disgusting dorky alt-right incel Peter Parker with his lame dance moves and willingness to beat women. It’s showing the audience how awful it really is to be the “cool” person the symbiote makes you think you are, especially to the people around you. It’s not a juvenile power fantasy, it’s a warning, and frankly a warning more nerds should heed. Meanwhile, Topher Grace as Eddie Brock (played with the same slime he brought to David Duke this year in Blackkklansman) does so much with his responsible amount of screen time as douchey evil counterpart to both Peter as journalist and Spider-Man as superhero.“Venom,” as in the monster version of Spider-Man, may not be in that much of Spider-Man 3 (although he arguably looks more like himself). But “Venom” the idea is the driving force behind the entire film from its points on revenge vs. forgiveness to toxic male entitlement to that classic Spider-Man moral of “with great power comes great responsibility.” Again, Spider-Man 3 has issues. It probably should’ve been a six-hour epic instead of cramming like three semi-interrelated plots into one. But it’s so much deeper and smarter than anyone gives it credit for. Venom is the Venom film fans may want and deserve, but Spider-Man 3 is the Venom film you need.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Stay on targetread more
Refurbished Starbucks opens Spotlight on gender pay Oulton – Oulton Road Ranton – Stocking Lane Stafford – Chepstow Drive; Corporation Street back alley; Friars Road; Hanyards Lane; Oxford Gardens back alley and back road; Parkside Avenue; Prospect Road; Rowley Avenue; Sandon Road and Wildwood Drive Standon – Church Lane Stone – Aston roundabout; Bromfield Court and Whitebridge Lane Tunstall – Tunstall Lane Whitgreave – Whitgreave Lane Woodseaves – Gorse Lane; Riley Lane and Stafford Road Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPotholes are a perennial problem for many motorists – and Staffordshire County Council’s repair teams who were left with 10,000 to tackle after a long winter. Each week the county council publishes a list of streets where road defects have been dealt with in recent days. If you see a pothole on your travels it can be reported online at the county council’s website, www.staffordshire.gov.uk. Here are the Stafford Borough roads where repairs have been carried out according to the county council’s June 18 carriageway repair list. Barlaston – Station Road; Tittensor Road Bowers – Weston Lane Bradley – Barton Lane Burston – Butterhill Bank Church Eaton – Broad Lane Eccleshall – Hartlands Road; Little Sugnall Lane and Windsend Lane Forton – Shay Lane Highways England on what causes potholesPotholes can occur more frequently during the winter months, especially on heavily used roads. They are usually caused by rainwater which has found its way below the road surface, which sometimes freezes. Traffic passing over the surface can then cause the road surface to deteriorate. Gnosall – Brookhouse Road; Hollies Common; Lowfield Lane; Radmore Lane and Wharf Road Grindley – Grindley Lane Haughton – Alstone Lane High Offley – Peggs Lane; Shebdon Road and Well Lane Hopton – Sandon Road; Within Lane Knightley – Gnosall Road Milwich Heath – Milwich Heath Road Mitton – Mitton Lane and Wheaton Aston Road Offleymarsh – Road from Cash Lane towards Tunstall Read MoreMore news from Stafford borough Driver watching TV on M6 Where potholes have been repaired read more
As of Friday Costa Rica has new laws on the books to regulate the prices of goods and services traded between related companies.The executive branch and the Finance Ministry published new Law #37898 in the official newspaper La Gaceta to set the rules for enforcement of transfer prices in the country. It will be adopted for the next fiscal year, meaning it will enter info force on Oct. 1.The transfer price is the price agreed to between two related companies to exchange goods or services between each other. It will apply to all Costa Rican companies selling or buying goods or services to related companies both domestic and abroad.The new law clarifies important issues such as the conditions to be met by the parties involved in a transaction that is considered “related.”It also urges companies to conduct a diagnosis to determine which of their transactions requires modifications before filing tax declarations for 2013, and states that for next year all companies are obliged to have a formal study of all their transfer prices.But the law published Friday does not include deadlines for submission of the study to the Tax Administration. Instead it states that an official date will be announced following a resolution from that agency in coming days.Transfer prices are significant for both taxpayers and tax administrations because they determine in large part the income and expenses, and therefore taxable profits of related companies in different tax jurisdictions.The new legislation will fill a legal loophole that created uncertainty for taxpayers, and it satisfies a need for clarification of tax policies for multinational companies.The approved regulations define the jurisdiction of Costa Rica’s Tax Administration and specify the methods to compare prices and describe documentation required from taxpayers.According to German Morales, a tax specialist at consulting company Deloitte, the publication of the new law allows for more certainty in an area that was ambiguous in Costa Rica, “so that it clarifies the rules, but also requires companies to prepare for this regulation that will enter into force for the fiscal year 2014.”Following the adoption of the new law, Nicaragua is the only country in the region that does not have laws to regulate transfer prices.El Salvador issued similar laws in 2009, Panama in 2010, and Guatemala earlier this year. Honduras will begin enforcing transfer price rules in 2014, and Nicaragua is scheduled to do so in 2016. Facebook Comments No related posts.read more
Someday in August, a decision could rock the Valley. Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks will declare his starting quarterback for Week 1 of the NFL season. The moment could polarize the locker room and sports fans all across Arizona.Enjoy the calm before the storm.Sam Bradford vs. Josh Rosen is not a guarantee. It might not be necessary. It could be one of the most gripping competitions of training camp, worthy of national headlines. Top Stories This much is certain: Rosen has won the Super Bowl of first impressions. He has dispelled questions about his commitment to football. He’s earned glowing praise from grizzled veterans. He’s impressed his most discerning critics, the Cardinals’ offensive linemen, the men who must protect him.Related LinksCardinals’ Rosen chases perfection not worrying about rookie hurdlesKurt Warner: Rosen needs to prove he’s capable of starting earlyThat’s a heavy accomplishment for a 21-year old who came to Arizona on the strong tailwind of hype, a kid who arrived as a brash loudmouth and instantly changed the narrative.“No one is going to say you’re stepping on toes if you’re doing as much as you can every single day,” Rosen said.For now, the quarterback competition has been clean and full of camaraderie. Bradford texted Rosen shortly after the NFL draft, offering his support. Rosen has been careful to straddle the line, knowing his place while simultaneously declaring his talent. Mike Glennon has faded happily into the background, content to be somebody’s $4 million backup.So far, there are no bruised egos or hurt feelings.“With Sam, Mike and Chad (Kanoff), it’s a really awesome, productive, up-tempo quarterback room,” Rosen said Tuesday. “I’m finishing reps, coming off the two-minute period today, and Sam’s giving me tips here and there. I’ll be there for him for anything he ever needs from me. He’s been flattening out the learning curve for me.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals’ Sam Bradford (9) hands off to David Johnson (31) during an organized team activity at the NFL football team’s training facility, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Wilks has made it clear that Bradford will enter training camp as the team’s starting quarterback, but Rosen will have an opportunity to win the job on merit. It’s an open competition that seems to hinge on the degenerative knee of a duct-taped veteran, and if Rosen’s brainpower and arm strength are indomitable forces.The rookie has a unique advantage. He excels at communication. He hates clichés and people who bring their cellphones to dinner. He’s personable and fully engaged, exhibiting early traits of a great leader. His persona is much different than Bradford’s, an Oklahoma native who is more humbled, reserved and laid-back.“I like his spunk,” tight end Jermaine Gresham said. “(He has a) great personality. He’s not dry.”Rosen has also benefitted from the Bradford Protection Plan, where the veteran has been kept on a leash to preserve his damaged knee. That meant Rosen received rare reps with the first team in 11-on-11 drills, where he validated his candidacy as a potential Week 1 starter.Now it’s Bradford’s turn. The veteran will start testing the knee and assuming more reps in the dangerous drills. It’s a chance for Bradford to build separation in his race against a rookie, a battle that will culminate in training camp. Either way, Rosen has succeeded all early expectations. He’s changed his perception, defying critics who downgraded him as an affluent, loudmouth, distracted quarterback. But there was some truth in the opinion of former UCLA coach Jim Mora Jr., who said Rosen would “set the world on fire” if he ever fully concentrated on football.“Whatever activity it is, I want to be great at it,” Rosen said. “I want to be the best at it. And football in particular, I wanted to sort of put school to the side for a little bit and put everything into this just to see how good I could be. Because I’m really curious.”So are Valley sports fans, a group that could be treated to one of the most riveting competitions in training camp history. After all, greatness rarely waits or sits on the sideline for too long.Reach Bickley at email@example.com. Listen to Bickley & Marotta weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. – / 34 44 Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactread more
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