Thermostats cranked furnaces rumble as temperatures plummet across Saskatchewan

first_imgREGINA – A new daily natural gas consumption record has been set in Saskatchewan as homeowners and industry turn up the heat to cope with this week’s bone-chilling temperatures.SaskEnergy says the record of 1.43 petajoules was set in a 24-hour period between 9 a.m. Dec. 26 and 9 a.m. Dec. 27.That’s seven per cent higher than the record set last winter and it shatters new levels set on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day of this year.A petajoule is a unit of measurement equivalent to one million gigajoules of natural gas.The utility says the average home in Saskatchewan uses about 102 gigajoules of natural gas annually.Environment Canada is forecasting a low Friday night in the Regina area alone of -36 C with a daytime high on Saturday of -31 C, and not much relief from the deep freeze until possibly next week. (The Canadian Press, CKRM)last_img read more

Truck identified in break and enter has been located

first_imgIn the photo, the man is seen wearing a black jacket with a hood over his head and is seen with a dark coloured GMC or Chevy pick-up truck.Police say the investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this time.If you can identify the man in the photo, you are being asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Thursday, September 5th, 2019, RCMP put out a tweet on twitter looking for the owner of a maroon coloured car thought to be connected to the break and enter yet the vehicle was at the wrong address.The tweet shares, thank you all who sent this out to everyone you know. We received a call from a young lady who claims to own this vehicle. Appears to be a case of wrong address but we will be following up. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The RCMP have updated its Twitter account to say the pick-up truck associated with a recent break and enter has been located.The Fort St. John RCMP’s tweet shares, this truck has been located late yesterday. Our forensic people will be examining it today for possible evidence. Still need to identify this guy though.last_img read more

UN refugee agency concerned over antiAfghan violence in Iran

“Last week, clashes took place on the outskirts of Tehran when anti-Afghan protesters rampaged in the Pishva neighbourhood south of the capital, leaving a number of people injured,” spokesman Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva. He noted that UNHCR has raised its concerns about this and other recent attacks with the Iranian Interior Ministry. Mr. Redmond painted a stark picture of overt incitement by demonstrators. “During the protests in Pishva, local residents shouted ‘death to Afghans,'” he said, adding that, “similar slogans were scrawled on the walls of buildings in the area.”According to the spokesman, Afghans living in Pishva are said to be frightened of going outdoors, with many of the community’s men now too afraid to gather at the local informal job market to seek work.UNHCR blames the clashes largely on economic tensions. “The recent outbreaks of violence seem to have been caused by rising anger among some sections of the Iranian population who believe that Afghans are taking their jobs,” said Mr. Redmond. The agency noted that for two decades, Iran and neighbouring Pakistan have sheltered millions of Afghan refugees, who comprise the world’s biggest refugee population at some 4 million people. “Iran has been among the world’s most generous hosts to refugees,” Mr. Redmond said. He expressed hope that the violent incidents would subside, and that UNHCR’s regular screening and voluntary repatriation operations in Iran would resume shortly. read more

Nations working together can make difference Annan tells Nobel Prize forums

“The work for peace is far too important to be left only to politicians, diplomats and bureaucrats. It is the work of a partnership that must engage everyone,” Mr. Annan said in a statement to the fifteenth Nobel Peace Prize Forum taking place today and tomorrow at Concordia College in Maine.The message, delivered on his behalf by Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the Secretary-General’s High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States Countries, was also given to the eighth annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival yesterday at Augsberg College in Minnesota.The Secretary-General highlighted the challenges confronting the world, including the prospect of war in Iraq, nuclear proliferation in the Korea peninsula and the conflict in the Middle East and Côte d’Ivoire. He also pointed to the worldwide AIDS crisis and the food shortages in southern Africa and the Horn of Africa, saying as many as 30 million are at risk of a food crisis.Throughout it all, the Secretary-General said he remained hopeful. “I am still an optimist,” he said. “We should not see this as an age of threats, but as one that a time that offers many new and exciting opportunities. And the world has instruments that are well-placed to deal with these problems, and foremost amongst them is the United Nations itself.” read more

UN mission in DR of Congo suspends or expels civilians in sexual

“One person was summarily dismissed and is currently being prosecuted in France. One resigned rather than face disciplinary procedures,” Fred Eckhard said at the daily briefing for journalists at UN Headquarters in New York. “Six have been suspended without pay pending disciplinary action.”Five were UN Volunteers, he said, and their cases have been referred to the UN Development Programme, of which UNV is a part.UN peacekeepers are forbidden to consort with the local people they are there to serve.With reference to one of the three cases closed, Mr. Eckhard made clear that “no grounds for initiating disciplinary procedures were found” against Jacques Grinberg, the former chief of staff of the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), and said the investigation had ended.Mr. Grinberg was told this on 14 January, the spokesman said. read more

UN agency urges Greece to upgrade conditions at Evros reception centre amid

Located in the north-eastern part of Greece, the increase in new arrivals is placing a strain on the Fylakio Reception and Identification Centre, the only one in Evros, which is filled beyond its 240-person capacity – including 120 unaccompanied and separated children.“With the Reception and Identification Centre overwhelmed, and struggling to conduct timely registration and identification, or to provide services such as medical and psycho-social care and interpretation, the authorities initially place people, including many children, in inappropriate police detention facilities in the area while they wait for places at the centre to open up,” Charlie Yaxley, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office told a regular press briefing in Geneva on Friday.He went on to inform the press that some have been held in police detention for more than three months with dismal conditions are dismal and limited services.“A UNHCR visit found families in one facility sleeping on the floor beside a row of cells,” he elaborated, adding that in a separate police facility, only one doctor and four nurses were available for more than 500 people – including pregnant women, very young children and people in need of medical and psycho-social care.  While welcoming the recent release of more than 2,500 people from detention, UNHCR expressed concern that they are being done without vulnerability screening and information on asylum and other options.“Their situation must be urgently addressed to enable access to care and asylum procedures,” stressed Mr. Yaxley.The spokesperson acknowledged the police and the Fylakio Centre were trying to address the challenges, adding that with increasingly stretched resources, the situation has become untenable.He proposed a number of measures to stabilize the situation, such as immediately setting up reception and identification mobile units and transferring unaccompanied children to safe accommodation and families in detention to safe shelters. “UNHCR will continue to assist the Greek authorities through the provision of technical and material support, including blankets, clothing, hygiene items, solar-powered lamps and other non-food items,” he concluded. read more

Munster Express was handed twomonth JobBridge ban after complaint from intern

first_imgTHE MUNSTER EXPRESS newspaper was banned from the JobBridge scheme for two months after the Department of Social Protection found that they breached rules under the scheme.At press conference in Dublin this morning organised by, journalism graduate Martin Malone said that he was given no mentoring at the Munster Express, claiming it is now selling photographs he took to benefit the newspaper:I very rarely had any contact with the assigned mentor apart for the odd nod in the offices.  The Munster Express clearly used JobBridge to provide them with services that they would otherwise have to pay for.  They were aware that it was displacing work.  They had no intention of providing any training or development of the intern they took on.Malone made an official complaint to the department alleging that he was required to supply his own equipment for the role and that the hours of work exceeded the 60 hours a week allowed.The newspaper denied the allegations saying that he was indeed given mentoring “commensurate with our judgement and his abilities”. They rejected that he was required to work more than the allowable hours, saying that the position was assignment based and would take 30 hours a week to complete.The company also said that there was “no substance” to the allegation that they were using JobBridge to displace paid labour.The Department of Social Protection say they launched an investigation after Malone’s complaint to them and, in a addition to banning them from hiring photographers in JobBridge, they say that:Future JobBridge placements will be regularly monitored to ensure that appropriate mentoring is provided and that therms and conditions of the scheme are adhered to.The Munster Express was also banned completely from the JobBridge scheme for a period of two months from October. But Malone said their penalty is insufficient:The sanction they applied, does not, in my opinion, really penalise the company. They have been barred from hiring a photographer or videographer under the scheme but are still free to hire interns in other areas. I feel that this has largely let them off the hook and is no real punishment.Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy also criticised the penalty and added that all companies who have been investigated by the department should be named.“There are apparently 35 companies which have been banned so far from JobBridge. Munster Express is the first to be named as Minister Joan Burton has allowed the rest of them to hide. This must be ended,” he said.Murphy also wants the money that was paid to the Munster Express to be repaid to the state and Malone be compensated for the work he did while an intern there.- Additional reporting by Hugh O’ConnellFactCheck: Were 58,000 new jobs created in Ireland in 2013? >Read: Protests at some Advance Pitstop branches over JobBridge internships >last_img read more

Facebook knows when youre going to get dumped

first_imgI’m sure you’re familiar with the concept of the Death Clock: a gadget which estimates your death based on your age, sex and health and then ominously counts down to it. I’ve always found the riddle posed by such timepieces fascinating: if someone invented a death clock that could count the minutes down to your death with complete accuracy, would you ever want to own one?It looks like Facebook might be something of a death clock in and of its own right. Research David McCandless recently gave a talk at the TED conference, sharing statistics garnered from Facebook status updates… and while the social network can’t predict your death with any degree of accuracy, it can predict when you’re about to get dumped.AdChoices广告According to McCandless’ findings, culled from about 10,000 Facebook status updates, you’re most likely to be dumped on Mondays, right before Spring Break, two weeks before Christmas or during the summer holidays. The least likely day to be dumped is Christmas… and you’re relatively safe through most of January.Dishearteningly, April Fool’s Day also seems to represent an abnormal peak for dumpings. “Ha ha! Our love was a lie! April Fool’s!”So now you know: Facebook is counting down the days to the death of your romance, and the most likely day for you to be dumped is two weeks before Christmas… just seven weeks away! Keeping that in mind, you just might want to hold off on buying gifts for your sweetie until the last minute.Read more at Mathias Mikkelsen (via Gizmodo)last_img read more

Video Triple H talks about wrestling inside MCG for the Super ShowDown

first_img Pinterest The Undertaker to appear on Smackdown Live on September 10 from Madison Square Garden Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Harley Race laid to rest on Wednesday; WWE names a studio after Mean Gene Okerlundcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning WWE has posted a video (above) with Paul “Triple H” Levesque taking a tour of the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) stadium 24 hours before the Super Show-Down event.Triple H will be facing The Undertaker on the card in what will be the final match between the two. Kane will join Undertaker at ringside, while Shawn Michaels will join Triple will have live coverage of Super-Show Down this morning beginning at 5:00 a.m. Eastern (4:00 CT) along with thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.Don’t forget we will be live on YouTube to review the show on Saturday as well! Facebooklast_img read more

Paper Maker Faces Stock Delisting

first_imgMemphis, Tennessee-based magazine paper producer Verso Paper said it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that the company has fallen below its listing standard and faces delisting.According to NYSE’s standards, Verso’s average market capitalization over a 30-day period needs to be at least $75 million. As of December 11, Verso’s 30-day average market cap was roughly $65.4 million, the company said.Verso has 45 days (from December 11, the day it was notified) to submit a plan that demonstrates its ability to regain compliance with NYSE’s standards. In a statement, Verso said it plans to respond “in a timely fashion.”Through the first nine months, Verso reported a net loss of $29.2 million, up from a $103.4 million loss during the same period last year.last_img read more

One washed away in floodwater 3622 shifted to 15 relief camps

first_imgGuntur: Following release of flood water from Pulichintala Project, Shaik Saida (21) was washed away in the flood water in NS Right Canal in Piduguralla mandal. As many as 3,622 were shifted to the 15 relief camps set up in the district. The revenue officials arranged meals and drinking water packets to the people at relief camps. So far 30 medical camps are set up. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us According to official reports, 12 villages are inundated and 53 villages affected in Guntur district. Crops such as cotton, chilli, paddy and maize were damaged in 4,905 hectares. Similarly, horticulture crops like banana, yam, vegetable gardens were inundated in 13,100 hectares in the district. According to un-officials reports, crop loss will be more. So far 537- houses were marooned. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us Flood water inundated Dhyana Buddha Project at Amaravati, the project site is under the sheet of water. Agriculture fields like cotton, chilli, maize, vegetable gardens were submerged in the flood water in Amaravati, Krosuru, Machavaram, Achempet and Bellamkonda mandals in the district. Rainwater entered into several houses in Achampet mandal. Road connectivity cut off between Madipadu and Taduvai of Achampet Mandal. Similarly, agriculture fields, horticulture fields in thousands of acres in Tulluru mandal were inundated. Banana gardens in Tadepalli mandal were also inundated. Flood water entered into several houses near the Krishna river. Minister for Fisheries Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, Bapatla MP N Suresh and District Collector I Samuel Anand Kumar conducted a review meeting and issued instructions to officials to extend helping hand to the flood victims.last_img read more

Chimp communication gestures found to follow human linguistics rules

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Switzerland and Spain has found that chimpanzees use communication gestures in ways that follow human linguistic rules. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study of chimps communicating with one another in the wild, and compares their observations against human communication rules. Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Over the years, linguistic researchers have discovered that human language conforms to specific rules regardless of the language in which it is spoken. Such rules have names to make them more easily discussed. One such rule, Zipf’s law of abbreviation, holds that words that are used frequently tend to be short. Another rule is called Menzerath’s law—it says that large language structures tend to be made up of multiple short segments (syllables) when spoken. In this new effort, the researchers wondered if such rules might apply to other animals. To find out, they obtained and studied video footage of wild chimpanzees living and communicating in Uganda’s Budongo Forest Reserve.The researchers were able to identify approximately 2,000 examples of 58 unique gestures used by the chimps when communicating with one another. Since chimps cannot speak, they communicate by using hand gestures, body posture, facial expressions and they make various noises. By combining gestures that are available to them, chimps are able to convey a wide variety of messages to one another.The researchers found that human language rules do apply to the chimpanzees’ use of gestures—the most commonly used gestures tended to be quite short, for example, and longer gestures tended to be broken up by multiple shorter gestures. They suggest that this indicates that despite the major differences in the mode of communication, the underpinnings of the two communications systems follow the same basic mathematical principles. Interestingly, an international team of researchers found just last year that human toddlers and chimps have very similar communications systems.The researchers plan to continue their research by expanding their analysis to include other species—they expect to focus on bonobos next because they are known to use many of the same gestures as chimpanzees. Researchers decode gestures used by chimpanzees to communicate with each othercenter_img © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Chimp communication gestures found to follow human linguistics rules (2019, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Raphaela Heesen et al. Linguistic laws in chimpanzee gestural communication, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2900 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.last_img read more

5 Ways to Sell Your House Fast

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 11 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Technology is moving fast. It’s shaping the way we live. Revolutionizing the way we interact and communicate. In fact, there’s little that’s been untouched by technology. Industries have been razed and new ones have been erected in their place seemingly overnight. Titans in business have collapsed and folded at the hands of technology. Blockbuster. Toys ‘R Us. Kodak. Yahoo. Nokia. Xerox. Names that once meant something have now disappeared into thin air. Today, they’ve been replaced by companies like Uber, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook and others that are leading the charge in the wake of a new era. They’re embracing change, reshaping and disrupting business as we know it. Yet, with all the technology and all the change, one industry has been left largely unscathed. Real estate. The truth is that selling your house is still such an antiquated process in this country. It’s based on an old model. One that relies on an endless array of friction. Can you sell your house fast today? It depends on your definition of fast. Is it as fast as ordering an Uber or renting a vacation rental on AirBnB? Heck no. Can you sell your house as quickly as you can get a mortgage to buy a new one on a site like Lending Tree? Nope. Unless you want to put your home out there on a fire sale for pennies on the dollar, you can’t sell it that fast by any measure. Today, you need to jump through hoops and hurdles. Endless streams of red tape. Agents. Commissions. And never-ending fees. These are the norm. Not the exception.Related: Learn How to Make Smarter Real Estate InvestmentsUnlike transportation, commerce and entertainment, real estate has been slow to change. The legalities and complexities are endless. Sure, there are quicker ways to sell your home. They involve going to companies that we call iBuyers. Meaning, they buy the asset themselves. Companies like OpenDoor, OfferPad, and even, Zillow, have all entered the fray. And for good reason. But does that enable you to get top dollar when selling it direct? Certainly not. How to sell your house fastAnyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with technology. As an engineer, I pour over bits and bytes, bending and prodding them to my will. I spend countless hours crafting intelligent code. Then countless more debugging and optimizing it. And for the past two years, I’ve been trying to solve this problem. It’s a big problem. The question is, how can you create a platform and a marketplace to sell your home in lightning speed and still get top dollar? And how do you do all of that without actually using a real estate agent to navigate the entire process? That was the genesis of Kribbz, the real estate company I’ve been building for the past couple of years. It’s a platform that uses blockchain, the safest and most secure way to store data — transactions are immutable and indisputable. In the near future, my hope is that it will remove all necessity for forking over a 6% real estate commission just to sell your home. But today, right here and right now, there are other ways to sell your home quickly. No, it’s not instantaneous like the platform we’re building. It’s a bit slower than that. Yet, if you play your proverbial cards right, there are methods and techniques you can use to get the most bang for the so-called buck. Again, it all depends on your definition of fast. Can you sell your home as fast as you can order an Uber? Not yet at least. But you can sell it moderately quickly. Here’s how. Understanding the mechanics of home sellingThere are some factors when it comes to selling your home that simply cannot be changed. These impact the speed of the sale. They’re things like location. You hear it all the time. Location, location, location. If your home is in a highly desirable neighborhood or located directly on the water, you’re probably in luck. It will most likely sell fast. Also, market forces. Is it a seller’s market? Or is it a buyer’s market? You can’t really change that aside from waiting it out. But you never know how long each will last. Related: 6 Amazing Tips on Turning Real Estate Into a Real FortuneSo how long does it typically take to sell a property? According to Zillow Research, the national average number of days a home spends on the market is 68 days. Of course, that depends on location and whether it’s a seller’s or buyer’s market. But it also depends on the price. If you’re looking for top dollar, expect to wait. And, if your home is in poor condition, don’t expect top dollar. For example, Zillow says that homes in Palo Alto, CA spent an average of 36 days on the market. In Peoria, Illinois? 136 days. 1. Sell your house to a wholesalerWhat most people don’t understand is that nearly 40% of all real estate transactions that happen in this country happen using all cash. That means there are no banks involved. It also means that most of the traditional hurdles of underwriting are gone. But wholesalers do something a bit more unique. They help middle man your house. Not for top-dollar. But you’ll get a fair amount. That’s for certain. They’ve lined up cash buyers on their end who tell them what inventory they’re interested in. All the wholesaler does is put your house under contract and flip it to a cash buyer. Often, this involves little to no money out of their pocket. So why would you flip it to a wholesaler? Well, it’s fast. Certainly faster than attempting to list it with a traditional agent. Now, how do you find a wholesaler? That’s a bit more complicated. They often find you. In their search for distressed sellers, they look for signs that properties are ready to sell at a deep discount. So what do you do if you don’t want to wait for them to find you? Use one of the national companies like WeBuyUglyHouses or any of the others out there. But keep in mind that you’re going to likely sell that asset at 60 to 70 cents on the dollar. Other ways are to source wholesalers on your own is to search on Google for something like “sell house for cash” followed by your state or your city name. You could also use Facebook Groups or LinkedIn to source cash buyers by searching for “cash buyers real estate” or other similar terms. 2. Find the top real estate agent in your areaOkay. There’s a real difference I need to highlight here amongst real estate agents. While I have nothing against them personally, here’s the truth. Most agents are well-intentioned. They certainly have every intention of selling your home for top dollar. And they want to sell it fast. But is that usually case? Not often. Most lament that realtors don’t quite do their job. The whole list-it-and-forget-it complaint seems to take center stage. And rightfully so. You’re giving up 6% of your home price at the end of the day. In the US, there are 2 million active real estate agents. Roughly 1.35 million of those are licensed agents. That’s according to the National Association of Realtors. But a very small portion of those licensed agents actually make money. And the longer they’re agents, the more likely they become top producers. You develop relationships over the years and over time your business balloons. And those are the agents you want to go after if you want to sell quickly. Related: 6 Advantages of Real Estate Investing for Savvy EntrepreneursSo how do you find a top real estate agent in your area? Simple. Just do a search online. Something like “best real estate agent in los angeles” or whatever area you’re in. Look for realtors with hundreds of positive reviews. Find the top producers and see if they’ll list your home for you. Does that mean you’ll sell it overnight? Certainly not. But going with a top producer who’s already developed relationships is the best chance you have for moving that property faster than the average in your area. 3. Dramatically reduce your priceLook, you can’t change the location of your home. You just can’t. But you can change the price. And depending on the temperature of the market, dramatically altering your price can seriously speed up the process. I’m not talking about a small price shift here. I’m talking about a major change in the asking price. If you’re listed at $400,000, dropping it to $350,000 is a dramatic change in price. Dropping it by $5,000 won’t do much for you here. What most people like to do is to remove the home from the MLS and relist it again. That’s well and good, but there is a history created on your property. Anyone can see the number of days it spent on the market. They’ll also know whether you’re a serious seller or not. Rather than removing it from the market and relisting it, just drop the price. Again, price is a huge motivating factor. Keep in mind that people love to things at a dramatic discount. Also, understand that your property has to be a great deal compared to other properties in the neighborhood. If you’ve dramatically dropped your price and you’re still pricey compared to the other homes, it won’t make a difference. People want a good deal. They would much rather buy the least expensive home in a neighborhood than the most expensive one. All the upgrades might matter to some people. But if you want to sell fast, it’s mostly about the price. 4. Consider a short sale of your homeMost of the time, when people want to sell fast, it’s because they’re underwater. We call these properties distressed. Why? Because, oftentimes, the debt owed on the property is more than the value of the home. That means that equity is non-existent. Plus, when you’re going through a divorce, the death of a spouse, or bankruptcy and other financial problems, it compounds the situation. And when you no longer have an income to pay the mortgage, that’s when you risk losing your home entirely. Related: How to Make Money Flipping HousesIt’s not a good situation. And if the bank has threatened you with foreclosure, there are things you can do. The most prominent? Ask the bank to do a short sale. What’s a short sale? First, it relies on the debt being more than the value of the home. But it also counts on all the lien holders agreeing to the sale. So, if you have 3 mortgages, they all have to agree on a short sale. If you have one, clearly your chances are better to short sale your home. How do you do it? You have to contact the primary note holder. That’s the largest mortgage holder on your home. If you only have one mortgage, great. Contact that bank. Tell them about your situation. Then, find out who you need to speak to in order to get out from underwater. Yes, it’s embarrassing and humiliating. But it’s certainly better than a foreclosure. It’s better than being evicted from your own home. 5. Transfer your mortgage to someone elseOkay, the last way to sell your home quickly might be to transfer your mortgage to someone else. But it also means that your mortgage must be assumable by someone else. You’ll need to read your mortgage docs to figure this out. But if it is assumable, then you’re in luck. This could even mean that you could stay in your home and rent it. Is this a common scenario? No. Yet it is possible. You just need to do a bit of leg work to make it happen. Keep in mind that whoever the new “borrower” is, they need to qualify for that mortgage. And that might take some hoops to jump through. And if you’re truly buried under debt and can’t make your payments, it might not be the fastest way to get out of your home. But it is an option. How long does it take? Again, it all depends. Contact your bank and see if this is even a thing. If it is, you’ll also need to find the person who’s willing to assume the mortgage in the first place.   Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 2, 2019last_img read more

November 6 2013Soprano Jayne Casselman and pianis

first_imgNovember 6, 2013Soprano Jayne Casselman and pianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler conducted a Choral and Vocal Workshop at Arcosanti on October 19. 2013. The workshop centered on the discovery of interaction between space and voice in Arcosanti’s unique architecture and environment.[photos by Sue Kirsch]Workshop participants are going to participate in a Flash Mob Choir at You can also join pianist Lynne Haeseler, soprano Jayne Casselman and architect Jeff Stein for a unique concert experience in the intimate setting of the Marshall | LeKAE Art gallery in downtown Scottsdale.  Part of an ongoing soiree series at the gallery, this performance explores the parallels between music, architecture and the ideas of artist, author and architect Paolo Soleri.  Concertgoers are invited to stay afterward for a wine & cheese reception with the performers and enjoyment of the gallery’s current exhibits.Arias, Architecture and Soleriat the Marshal-Lekae Gallery in Scottsdale, AZFriday, November 15th, 2013
7 p.m.Lynne HaeselerPianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler is a collaborative and versatile artist who has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist, accompanist and dance pianist. Influenced by dance theater, she uses movement, lighting, visual effects and spoken word in her own piano performances. Creator and director of the Mysterium series, an ongoing cycle of contemplative sunset concerts, she also directs the Soiree series at Marshall-LeKae Art Gallery in Scottsdale. Her work is to inspire through music and creativity, by teaching, performing and staging events. She continues to create contexts for this inspiration to occur.Jayne CasselmanSoprano Jayne Casselman, began her career at the Kansas City Lyric Opera before moving to Germany and the opera houses of Kaiserslautern, Kassel, Dortmund and Mannheim. Her repetoire includes over 60 roles, and in 2009 she founded her own theater, Kulturhof Huthmacher in Dierbach, Germany.  She received the Distinguished Artists Award in Philadelphia and was nominated Singer of the Year by the Opernwelt in Budapest. In the US she has done Master Classes and Recitals at ASU, the University of Arizona, and Glendale Community College.  Currently Jayne collaborates with pianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler in an art song recital series at the Marshall-LeKae Gallery in Scottsdale, and teaches Applied Voice at Yavapai College.last_img read more

Bill grants fathers paid paternity leave

first_imgThe government has drafted legislation granting men two weeks of paternity leave with pay, labour minister Zeta Emilianidou said on Tuesday.The minister also said the government is mulling introducing a widower’s allowance, in order to eliminate discrimination between the sexes.In the meantime, another bill is being prepared that would grant special maternity leave to mothers who have to travel abroad for medical treatment, either for themselves or for their children.MPs were additionally informed that the labour minister is open to the idea of paying full pen-sions to a certain sub-category of conscripts serving in the army in 1974.At present, persons who opt for early retirement at the age of 63 but who cannot complete the necessary number of pensionable years of service, see their pensions docked by 12 per cent.MPs, particularly from the Edek party, want these cases to be given a special dispensation so that they receive their pensions in full in recognition of their service in defence of the home-land.Greens deputy George Perdikis said it was a “scandal” that people who fought in 1974 should not receive a full pension while the government was bringing bills increasing the pensions of Central Bank officials.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Several other bills that would bolster immigrant protections have yet to be voted on by a full legislative chamber. 19, after votes were counted from the eight different sports federations that have a say in the matter of flag bearer. "For those returning to a violent home,Some have dubbed such an approach the "nuclear option. because that was a big momentum changer.

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