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first_imgLet’s get to this week’s uniform predictions for the OSU-Kansas State game.Kyle PorterOklahoma State has worn orange-white-orange in Manhattan before during the Wes Lunt era (RIP), and I think they do it again this week with an updated orange chrome lid (think Game 1 vs. SE Louisiana but orange instead of white).Justin SouthwellCotton Bowl vs Mizzou look with the updated threads. That helmet would look sweet with the new away jerseys. It could also look great with black pants, but I think they’re going to hold off on wearing black pants for another week.Carson CunninghamOklahoma State has really kept us on our toes this season. I’m dying to see the new white jerseys with black digits paired with the black pants, so this may be more “hope” than actual prediction . I’ve also been calling for the white helmet with black brand and stripe all season. It would go perfectly with this ensemble. I think this would be one of the better road looks.screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-1-17-39-pmSleeves not required.unipicks2016_standingsgame9If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_img La politique a été élaborée en fonction des recommandations du Conseil pour l’amélioration des conditions en salle de classe. « L’assiduité est un enjeu important pour les enseignants. C’est quelque chose de primordial, déclare Michael Cosgrove, enseignant à l’école secondaire Dartmouth High School et membre du Conseil pour l’amélioration des conditions en salle de classe. L’éducation est une dette que nous avons envers la prochaine génération. Nos enfants manquent trop de jours d’école. La promotion de l’assiduité et la mise en place d’interventions pour les élèves qui éprouvent des difficultés ainsi que l’imposition de conséquences sont des choses que nous pouvons faire pour contribuer à l’amélioration de l’assiduité des élèves. » Le ministre accepte également la recommandation du Conseil concernant la création de projets pilotes selon lesquels des spécialistes de l’assiduité travailleront avec les familles et les élèves lorsque l’assiduité devient un problème. Les enseignants, les parents et les élèves sont invités à soumettre leurs commentaires sur la politique et sur sa mise en application au cours de l’année. Après l’année scolaire 2017-2018, le ministère évaluera la politique et fera des ajustements en fonction des leçons apprises et des commentaires reçus. La politique, le guide d’application et des renseignements supplémentaires peuvent être consultés au www.ednet.ns.ca/fr/politique-sur-lassiduite-et-la-participation-des-eleves. Les élèves seront considérés comme étant absents sauf s’ils participent à une activité qui est directement liée à leur apprentissage ou à une activité scolaire. Les enseignants ne seront pas obligés de préparer des documents supplémentaires ou de divulguer à l’élève absent les documents pour les interrogations et les examens avant de les divulguer au reste de la classe. Les élèves de la 10e à la 12e année qui manquent 20 p. 100 ou plus du temps passé en classe pour un cours en particulier risquent de perdre le crédit pour ce cours, selon les circonstances individuelles de l’élève et le jugement professionnel de l’enseignant et du directeur. La façon d’aborder l’absentéisme ou les arrivées en retard chroniques variera selon l’âge, le niveau scolaire et les circonstances individuelles de l’élève. Les écoles de toute la province ont maintenant une nouvelle politique sur l’assiduité et la participation des élèves afin d’aborder le problème croissant lié à l’absentéisme. La politique et un guide d’application ont été communiqués au système d’éducation aujourd’hui 20 septembre. La politique entrera en vigueur le 1er octobre. « La politique vise à contribuer à l’amélioration de l’assiduité des élèves grâce à un équilibre entre les dispositifs de soutien, les mesures incitatives et les conséquences, sans ajouter à la charge de travail des enseignants, affirme Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Chaque fois qu’un élève manque du temps en classe, il manque une occasion d’apprendre. Puisque le quart des élèves manquent 16 jours d’école ou plus par année, nous souhaitons collaborer avec les parents, les élèves, les enseignants et le Conseil pour l’amélioration des conditions en salle de classe pour faire en sorte que les enfants soient présents et qu’ils participent pleinement à leur apprentissage. » La politique vise à cerner et à aborder l’absentéisme avant qu’il ne cause des problèmes pour les élèves, grâce à des interventions préventives et ciblées. « Je remercie les membres du Conseil pour leurs efforts et leur leadership dans l’élaboration de cette politique, souligne Liette Doucet, présidente du Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les enseignants et les administrateurs demandent des lignes directrices plus claires au sujet de l’assiduité depuis un certain temps. Je suis donc ravie que ces renseignements soient maintenant offerts. Nous allons évaluer attentivement la réaction des administrateurs, des enseignants, des élèves et des familles pendant la mise en application de cette politique au cours des prochaines semaines. » Conformément à la politique :last_img read more

first_imgCaitlyn Jenner was in Montreal on the weekend to do a feature interview with prominent Québécois TV personality Julie Snyder.The interview, which took place Saturday in the studios of TVA, will air as part of the season debut of Le Banquier, the Quebec adaptation of Deal or No Deal, which is one of the top-rated shows on the TVA network and is hosted by Snyder. The episode, to air Sunday, Sept. 11, is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Montreal Olympics.Jenner, at the time known as Bruce Jenner, won gold in the decathlon event at those Olympics. Login/Register With: Twitter Last year, Jenner came out as a trans woman. Jenner is also a regular on the reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.Excerpts from the Snyder interview will be intercut throughout the debut episode of the 12th season of Le Banquier. A spokesperson for TVA said Jenner enjoyed the experience so much that she ended up co-hosting the show with Snyder. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Video: – Morning session [3hrs 07mins] – Afternoon session [2hr 16mins] Secretary-General Kofi Annan today issued a strong call for vigilance against anti-Semitism as he opened a seminar at United Nations Headquarters in New York as part of a series on “Unlearning Intolerance” being hosted by the world body.”The rise of anti-Semitism anywhere is a threat to people everywhere,” he said. “Thus, in fighting anti-Semitism we fight for the future of all humanity.”The Secretary-General acknowledged that the UN’s own record on anti-Semitism has at times fallen short of the Organization’s ideals. “The General Assembly resolution of 1975, equating Zionism with racism, was an especially unfortunate decision. I am glad that it has since been rescinded” – in 1991.At the same time, he called for stepped-up efforts within the UN to combat the problem. “All parts of the Secretariat should be vigilant,” he said.He noted that the UN Commission on Human Rights has asked its Special Rapporteur on contemporary form of racism, Doudou Diène, to examine the situation of Muslim and Arab peoples in various parts of the world. “Are not Jews entitled to the same degree of concern and protection?” Mr Annan asked.On the wider political context, the Secretary-General drew a distinction with respect to the situation in the Middle East. “When we seek justice for the Palestinians – as we must – let us firmly disavow anyone who tries to use that cause to incite hatred against Jews, in Israel and elsewhere,” he said.He also lauded the example of the Chairman of the 55-member Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), who recently issued a declaration condemning “without reserve all manifestations of anti-Semitism and all other acts of intolerance, incitement, harassment, or violence against persons or communities based on ethic origin, or religious beliefs, wherever they occur.””We must make this vision a reality while we still have survivors of the holocaust among us,” Mr. Annan said, introducing one such individual, Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel.Delivering the keynote address, Mr. Wiesel referred directly to his personal experience to illustrate the deadly nature of the problem. “We saw our parents, our friends die because of anti-Semitism,” he said.Mr. Wiesel, a designated UN Messenger of Peace, called on the world body to fight anti-Semitism with vigour, talent, imagination and devotion. He also appealed to national leaders everywhere to fulfil the UN’s mission and use its political and moral authority to outlaw the plague of anti-Semitism.The next seminar, set for around January 2005, will deal with the problem of Islamophobia. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 2, 2013 8:23 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Tuesday despite key economic data which reinforced the view that the U.S. recovery is still on track, helping to make up for worsening conditions in Europe.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 13.04 points to 12,682.1. The TSX was weighed down by a tumble in the gold sector as strong U.S. factory orders and vehicle sales data raised traders’ willingness to take on greater risk, which in turn helped send bullion prices down to almost four-week lows.The Canadian dollar was off early highs but still up 0.17 of a cent at 98.53 cents US.U.S. indexes were positive as the Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 89.16 points to 14,662.01 as traders looked to the February report on U.S. factory orders, which showed a jump of three per cent, the best gain in five months. The gain followed a decline in January that was revised to one per cent from two per cent.The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 15.69 points to 3,254.86 and the S&P 500 index climbed 8.08 points to 1,570.25.Markets also got a lift from strong auto sales figures for the U.S.“I think the trend line is going the right way”, said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates.“In essence, it says the aspects of manufacturing or auto sales combined with the housing sector and the banking sector, all the elements continue to improve in one of the most critical aspects for the U.S. and that’s the wealth effect that consumers feel.”Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose five per cent in March as the company sold more cars and trucks than in any month since the U.S. went into recession in December 2007 — several months before Canada was dragged into a global downturn. Chrysler sold almost 172,000 cars and trucks in March.GM sales also rose 6.4 per cent to 245,950 while Ford sales jumped 5.7 per cent in its best month since May 2007.“American sales have been cruising at a plus-15 million annualized rate for the past four months and show no sign of slowing,” observed BMO Capital Markets senior economist Alex Koustas.“Canadian sales shot out of the gate in Q1 2012, and while they haven’t quite kept up the near-record pace in 2013, they’re still set in the fast lane cruising at a plus-1.7 million annualized rate.”In Canada, Ford Motor Co. of Canada said it was the best selling automaker in the country last month as sales of its popular F-150 pickup truck helped push overall sales up two per cent compared with a year ago to total 25,092.Chrysler Canada reported a six per cent increase in monthly sales for March to bring its sales to 24,173 — the company’s best March sales since 2000.The gold sector led TSX decliners, down just over four per cent as the strong U.S. economic data helped push June bullion on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $25 to US$1,575.90 an ounce, taking the gold sector down two per cent. Gold prices are down about $100 year-to-date.But the sector is down 17 per cent year-to-date as the bottom line for miners has come under increasing pressure from falling prices and higher costs to get the ore out of the ground.“Gold is justifiably under pressure,” King said.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) faded 77 cents to C$38.71 while Iamgold (TSX:IMG) fell 34 cents to $6.88.May copper was unchanged at US$3.38 a pound after closing Monday at an eight-month low. The base metals sector moved down 1.57 per cent, adding up to an 18 per cent tumble over the past year, reflecting lower demand for copper, particularly from China, amid a slow global economic recovery. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) declined 24 cents to C$9.40 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) lost 48 cents to $27.82.Industrials also weakened during the afternoon and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) lost $2.66 to $126.34.Utilities climbed almost one per cent as Atlantic Power (TSX:ATP) gained 33 cents to $5.07.The financial sector was also ahead almost one per cent as Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) rose 32 cents to $15.06.The energy sector gained 0.27 per cent as the May crude contract edged up 12 cents to US$97.19 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) rose 37 cents to C$31.20.The recovery in the U.S. has been supporting markets in the face of trouble in the 17-country eurozone, where data released Tuesday showed that unemployment in the single-currency bloc hit a record high in January and February of 12 per cent, the highest since the currency was launched in 1999.The tiny Mediterranean country of Cyprus has also recently deepened concerns about the future of the currency union.In corporate news, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) shares gained 36 cents to $49.65 as it begins to seek firm commitments for new pipeline capacity to move oil from Western to Eastern Canada. The Energy East Pipeline project will involve 3,000 kilometres of existing natural gas pipeline, converted to carry crude, and 1,400 kilometres of new pipeline that could stretch as far as New Brunswick. TransCanada is seeking binding commitments for delivery points in Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John, N.B.The TSX Venture Exchange lost 20.46 points to 1,069.1. Falling gold stocks push TSX down amid strong U.S. factory orders, vehicle sales read more

BSM Driving School is a hit with youngsters Amex add their own customer experience to new interactive show Matthew Upson ready to play for the UK BSM Driving School is a hit with youngsters With over 570 visitors per day to the BSM Driving School at The Sunday Times Motor Show Live, youngsters are giving the thumbs up to the new interactive feature.Would be drivers who are too young to pass their test are heading straight for the BSM Driving School where they can get behind the wheel for the first time. Under the guidance of a fully qualified BSM driving instructor, youngsters are getting a good idea of what it’s like to be a fully fledged driver.Visitors who have experienced driving at the BSM Driving School are leaving with wide smiles as they master their clutch control around the specially designed outdoor circuit. John Grandey, aged 15 from Halesowen, says ‘It was such a good experience for me. Now I know what it’s like to get behind the wheel and I can’t wait until I can start learning to really drive when I’m 17. ‘John’s mother, Hillary Grady enthuses, ‘John really enjoyed himself. It is a great idea and it has really helped build John’s confidence. His younger brother wishes he was old enough to also have a go!’ Joanne Wright, aged 15 from Walsall was out for the day with her friends says, ‘That was the first time I have driven a car. It was an excellent experience!’Aled Weston, aged 14 from Swansea says ‘I had a great time. It was a lot of fun!’ Aled was joined at the end by his family and his proud father Mark Weston commented, ‘I think it’s a really good idea for youngsters. They have a chance to get behind the wheel in safe controlled conditions. We’ve been at the show all day and the new interactive features have made it a great family day out.’ Andy Brown from BSM said, `The response to our driving school has been fantastic. The youngsters taking part are understanding the importance of being safe on the road which is exactly what we want to teach them’. Amex add their own customer experience to new interactive show The partnership between Amex and Land Rover at this year’s The Sunday Times Motor Show Live is proving a great success. Existing card members and visitors who sign up on the day gain exclusive access to additional features at the show. The Global Experience takes customers through an inside course where they travel across four different zones, City scape, desert, artic and jungle, and encounter the different terrain you might experience across the globe. Visitors to the Amex stand can see Land Rover’s first concept vehicle the Range Stormer or the more competitive can take part in daily heats to win an X Box console, games and Amex goodies by playing new driving game Rally Sport 2. Matthew Upson ready to play for the UK Talented local footballer Matthew Upson enjoyed a trip round the 4×4 Experience on his visit to The Sunday Times Motor Show Live. The 25 year old Birmingham City centre back popped in to the show on a break from training. Matthew, who is currently on stand by to play for his country in the European Championships, has to keep his bag packed and phone with him at all times ready to travel to Portugal at a moments notice should the England squad need him.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

All right, Niagara. It’s time to make your move.Brock University wants to get the public spinning, dancing, boxing and stretching, all in the name of United Way.On Sunday, Oct. 28, the University’s United Way committee is hosting its first Move-a-thon, a fitness celebration and fundraising event in support of the community organization. Eight one-hour fitness classes such as yoga, fitness kickboxing, Zumba and spinning will be offered from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each will cost $5 with all proceeds directed to United Way Niagara and counted towards the University’s $145,000 fundraising goal for the charity’s 2018 campaign.“Not only is group exercise a great way to feel good and get active, it’s also community building,” said Eric Walter, Brock University’s Fitness Manager and Move-a-thon organizer. “Joining this kind of fundraising event adds purpose beyond the individual. Participants reap the health benefits of exercise while also helping others in their community.”Advance registration is highly encouraged and can be done by phoning Brock University’s Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk at 905-688-5550 x4060 or by registering for activities online by searching for ‘United Way’ or ‘Move-a-thon.’ If space remains, registration will also be available in person at the Walker Sports Complex entrance on the day of the event.Parking will be free in the main visitor Lot D when mentioning the Move-a-thon to the booth attendant.Children 10 years and older are welcome to attend, as are all exercise abilities. Classes will be led by volunteer instructors who have experience accommodating various fitness levels.For those hesitant to participate, Walter encourages them to take the leap.“There will be lots of first-timers participating simply to support the initiative,” he said. “Exercise is a habit that’s difficult to start, but this is a nice opportunity to try something new.”Brock University has a long history of supporting United Way. Over the past 15 years, more than $1.7 million has been donated through employee payroll contributions and fundraising events.Last year’s fundraising campaign was the University’s largest ever, raising more than $160,000 for the cause.“One of Brock’s goals is to enhance the life and vitality of the Niagara community,” said Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration. “One in three people in Niagara will use a United Way-funded program in their lifetime. By supporting the Brock Move-a-thon, we create a real win-win: We contribute to the betterment of the region by showing our support of United Way, and we also act on and promote healthy living.”United Way Niagara funds 114 local programs and special initiatives in all 12 Niagara municipalities. These programs enhance the quality of life for 163,000 of the most vulnerable people in our community. This year’s United Way Niagara goal is $5 million.What: Move-a-thon for United WayWhen: Sunday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Walker Sports Complex, Brock UniversityHow: Register online or by calling 905-688-5550 x4060Move-a-thon class schedule9 to 10 a.m.Spin Class, Brock Spin Studio. Instructor: KristenYoga, Brock Dance Studio. Instructor: Teighan10:15 to 11:15 a.m.Spin Class, Brock Spin Studio. Instructor: NicoleFitness Kickboxing, Brock Dance Studio. Instructor: Heather11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Spin Class, Brock Spin Studio. Instructor: NicoleYoga, Brock Dance Studio. Instructor: Danielle12:45 to 1:45 p.m.Spin Class, Brock Spin Studio. Instructor: EricZumba, Brock Dance Studio. Instructor: Kristina read more

first_imgFluor has won an engineering and limited procurement contract for Newmont Mining’s Minas Conga project in Peru. Nemont moved on to stage four of the project in the first quarter of 2010, having successfully completed stage three. The contract, worth around $170 million, covers select activities through the second quarter of 2011, with Fluor providing overall EPCM services for the project, focusing on the copper concentrator and associated mining facilities.“This expansion of our current work, for a key client like Newmont, is extremely important to Fluor in the region. We are pleased that our client has the confidence in our local team in Santiago to execute this project while tapping into our significant global mining expertise,” said Dwayne Wilson, Group President of Fluor’s industrial business.Fluor will execute the engineering from its Santiago, Chile office with support from other global locations.last_img read more

During the Olympic Games in London 2012, 361 stations of the London metro will be renamed after the best sportsmen on the planet. From the handball world, this means that the visitors of the Olympic Games will have the opportunity to stop at the stations named Ivano Balic, Magnus Wislander, Andrey Lavrov and Camilla Andersen, all on the “handball route” of the metro. ← Previous Story Superb goal by Andrea Lekic (VIDEO) Next Story → Serbian “Eagles” take on Chile in last friendly before OG qualification! read more

first_imgEVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by you lot over the past week.This week there was a lot of talk about the Bus Éireann dispute, the hearings on the upcoming abortion legislation, ‘rusty’ water in Donegal, Jim Corr’s financial woes, and the furore over penalty points.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children? (274 comments)2. Poll: Should more gardaí be armed with taser guns? (267 comments)3. US abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell found guilty of murder (234 comments)4. 16 objects you inexplicably collected as a kid (198 comments)5. Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland’s oil prospects to Norway’s (173 comments)Some of the best comments left on the site this week You may have spotted this already but you can now change your thumb choice on articles on the site if you’re reading on an iOS or Android app. So if you’ve ever felt guilty about red thumbing someone, you can switch it back (although a lot of commenters reacted by giving every comment on the article red thumbs. You lot can be cruel sometimes…). Seán Ó Briain had already had red thumbs spread over into real life…: Someone messaged me on facebook once just to say sorry for giving me a thumbs down by accident. This is what your are doing to people!!… while John Barnes must have come close to a record for the number of red thumbs he received (597 at last count) for this: I hate puppiesThe 5 most popular comments on the site this week(Image: studentbeans.com)1. The most popular comment by far this week came from Richard who got more than 3,400 thumbs up for his comment on the article about some of the best wi-fi network names of all time. (For the record: the wi-fi network he’s referring to was the enigmatically-named TeachMeHowToDougie): Deaf from birth here…I think in both English and ISL, depends on the situation.:)It’s not necessary to be able to hear to think in English. I mean, I can read, yes? I can speak with a strong Deaf accent.Most of the time I think visually when thinking of concrete situations. (A simple example… I need something in the shop, I think of the item I need and I just go. When it comes to philosophy, or wording a report, then and only then do I think in English. Get me?) This week saw Chris Hadfield, the astronaut credited with making space popular again for an entire generation, return to Earth after five months aboard the International Space Station. Commenters were overwhelming in their praise for him, with suggestions that he should be invited to be the Grand Marshall of next year’s Patrick’s Festival. Eoin Byrne got a lot of thumbs up for this:Commander Hadfield: making space, Canadians, moustaches and singing dads incredibly popular. Is there anything this man can’t do?Several people suggested this next comment should be included this week. In the article about things you can’t describe no matter how hard you try, one of the things was describing what language deaf people think in. Alvean Jones, who is deaf, explained what it’s like: (Video: Chris Hadfield/YouTube)Dublin city’s newest bridge is going to be getting a name soon and the shortlist has been whittled down to 17 possibilities. Conor McBreen got 555 thumbs up for his practical suggestion: Just don’t name it after Chuck Norris. Nobody crosses Chuck Norris.People can be very particular about how they want their sandwich, as we found out in the comments beneath the article about the worst things that happen at a deli sandwich counter, with a lot of people complaining about how deli staff make the sandwich. But as Niall Quinn explained with this comment (which was described as “food porn” by another commenter), there’s a skill to it: I used to work in a deli, and I made every roll like it was my own. Butter spread evenly. Sauce on the bread. If they wanted two sauces, one on the top half and one on the bottom, so neither side of the roll got soggy. Flattest fillings went in first so the others would sit on top well. Sausages were cut in half, so ya got some across each bite. I’d hold my left hand against the outside edge of the roll as I put salads on so they’d all go in the roll. We had spicy wings n’ spare ribs too, and since the boss was a dick, I’d take the meat from them and throw them in if the customer seemed cool. Lastly, when chopping it, I’d hold the roll tightly shut, so that nothing spilled out unless it really didn’t fit. I’m not saying this cos I think I’m great btw – everyone making rolls, wraps or sandwiches should make the damn things properly !center_img Damn some of those are great!And I still don’t know how to dougie or even know what it is… I’m reluctant to Google it after the whole lemon party fiasco! 2. The second most popular comment this week came from the same article about wi-fi names. Niall Mullins got 1,392 thumbs up for this rather nice post: There should be a green thumb option on here for the authors that compile this kind of material. Thumbs up there!! Some great laughs and some great inspiration for the names i can come up with for my neighbours now! 😀 Nice!3. In third place was Michael Hickey who got 930 thumbs up for his suggestion beneath the article about the Fine Gael Senator who called on Ireland to bring in a tax on smartphones and to use the money for suicide prevention: Sure why not tax every bowl of cornflakes eaten aswell……how about stop taxing people so much, maybe that would help the suicide rate4. John F got 914 thumbs up for his contribution to the list of Irish slang phrases that don’t always translate when you’re abroad: I see an obvious one was left out for PC reasons.. but I’m dying for a fag will always get a few dodgy looks other side of the atlantic! :-)5. Last but not least, in fifth place this week with 907 thumbs up was Joe McAndrew, with his suggestion which also came from the article about a tax on smartphones: How about a 1-4% tax on TD pay instead?Spot any comments which you think were good? Let us know: mail christine@thejournal.ie with any suggestions for next week’s comments of the week. One of the stranger stories this week was the one about the medieval baptismal font stolen from the grounds of a Meath church – and then quietly returned in the early hours of the morning, exactly where it had been. Neil Jackman (who has written a few pieces for us about heritage sites in Ireland) commented on the importance of artefacts like this: Absolutely delighted that it’s been returned intact. It’s a bit of a nudge that maybe we should all be paying a bit more attention to the vulnerable heritage sites in our areas. The National Monuments Service and National Museum who are the legal guardians of these places are massively underfunded so it would be great if people could just keep an eye out.These monuments belong to all of us, and to future generations. They are also part of what makes Ireland such a special place for overseas visitors, so they can play a real and important role in the economy.Should Gardaí be armed with Tasers? The poll earlier this week kickstarted a major discussion among commenters with many people feeling strongly about one side or the other. Stewie Griffin served as a Garda for 14 years and explained why he was in favour of them being used (you can read his full comment here – we’ve taken an extract of it): I’ve served for 14 years now and ive been attacked numerous times put in hospital once. Have to say i was lucky the last time i was attacked, completely random. Girl crying on street asked what was wrong boyfriend came out of nowhere with fists flying, sucker punched me however i managed to get off a dart of pepperspray that put him down after a short while, had i not had that im not sure if i would have got to my asp before worse happened. For me its a no brainer Tazors should be deployed in force.One more example and i dont wanna give too much away but stopping a car searching it and the criminals inside then having that vehicle connected to an attempted murder later that day. Obviously not had weapon at that stage but think if they did they would let a guard walk away ?? no on your life.People here know they have a great police force people do want guards better kitted out but iits government and government departments are the problem they don’t want to pay for it thats all. Its always been policing on the cheap in ireland. I do look forward to European regulations forcing them to have the guards armed with better gear. The only objectors would be those who the police deal with on a very regular basis of course they would hate to have armed policelast_img read more

first_img Health Department gives dangers on Stomach Flu & Kraft Mac & Cheese Related Items:DOLE, recall, salmonella, spinach Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp NIAGARA bottled water recall Recommended for you Plastic plagued Purdue Nuggets taken off TCI store shelves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Oct 2015 – A Dole Spinach recall due to a possible Salmonella outbreak in Michigan may not affect the Turks and Caicos; Magnetic Media’s check with major grocers in the country has revealed that the product is not carried at their stores. The FDA recall affects 33,600 bags or 2,800 cases of Dole Spinach in 13 states. Salmonella can be deadly especially for young children, frail and elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, December 12, 2017 – Washington, DC –  Effective January 2nd, 2018, Mr. Roger-Mark De Souza, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, will become the new President and CEO of Sister Cities International, the national association of U.S. sister city organizations and the premier global leader in citizen diplomacy.“We are thrilled and honored to have Roger-Mark joining our team,” said Sister Cities International Board Chair and acting CEO Tim Quigley.   “His experience conceptualizing tangible solutions to global issues, galvanizing public and private resources, and his passion for productive relationships that strengthen bonds worldwide make him the right fit to lead the Sister Cities International network movement at this crucial point in time.”De Souza’s appointment follows the selection of Ginger M. Moxey as the Country Representative for The Bahamas and Regional Representative for the Caribbean at the SCI Annual Conference in July 2017.   “The appointment of Roger-Mark wonderfully aligns with SCI’s efforts to revitalize and strengthen existing relationships and to develop new connections throughout the region,” said Ginger Moxey, President and CEO of Immerse Bahamas.   “I am extremely excited about the opportunities that this will present for the sister city movement throughout the Caribbean as we aim to connect globally and thrive locally.”De Souza most recently led efforts to engage international and U.S. partners on key diplomatic, development, and security issues as Director of Programs on global sustainability and resilience for the congressionally established Woodrow Wilson Center.    Previously, De Souza served as Vice President of Research at PAI, a global health organization, and as Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations for the Sierra Club (the oldest and largest grassroots environmental membership organization in the USA) where he managed a highly successful corporate and foundation fundraising campaign through its 65 volunteer chapters.   Prior to his experience at PAI and the Sierra Club, he worked at the Population Reference Bureau and the World Resources Institute where he designed and implemented projects in the USA, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.“This is an exciting moment for us in our country.   For more than 60 years, Sister Cities’ gold standard approach of fostering mutual respect and cooperation between the United States and the rest of the world has brought increased understanding, economic benefits, and lasting relationships.   As President and CEO, I look forward to growing and expanding our impact and our reach. From our schoolrooms to our sports fields, from our state rooms to our board rooms, together with our national and international network we will build opportunities for lasting world peace and prosperity—one individual, one community at a time.“De Souza holds graduate degrees in international relations and development policy from George Washington University and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.   Born and raised in the Caribbean, he lives in Virginia where he and his wife Pascale raised two sons, Nicolas and Mickaël.De Souza will be responsible for leading and serving Sister Cities International’s diverse network of volunteers, civic and cultural organizations, elected officials, educators, and private businesses that partner together to provide people-to-people international exchanges and promote sustained community-to-community connections.Photo captions:Header: Mr. Roger-Mark De Sousa, President and CEO, Sister Cities InternationalInsert:  Ginger M. Moxey, Bahamas and Caribbean Representative, Sister Cities International Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgDear Wilmington Residents and Voters,It is without hesitation that my support for Selectman goes to Rob Fasulo. Rob is a life-long resident of Wilmington and believes Wilmington residents come first. His devotion to Wilmington comes from his general love and appreciation of Wilmington and the residents of Wilmington. Rob is committed to accountability within our local government; and he is direct with no interest in sugar-coating the bad to make it appear better.Over the course of time that I have been honored to get to know Rob he has proven to be honest, direct, and pragmatic; both generally in life and specifically with respect to the current affairs surrounding Wilmington.Rob is ready and prepared to listen closely to the public’s questions and concerns. It is for these reasons Rob Fasulo is the best person qualified for Selectman.When heading to the polls on Saturday, April 28, consider Rob Fasulo for Selectmen.Sincerely,Michele R. PeltzNOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.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… RelatedSELECTMEN RACE PREVIEW: Everything You Need To Know Before You VoteIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob FasuloIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

first_imgHere are some quotes from the 1994 autobiography, “Barbara Bush: A Memoir.” Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, died on Tuesday at age 92.___On her first date with Bush, in 1941:“Poppy (Bush’s nickname) told me later that he had begged his mother to let him use the Oldsmobile that night because it had a radio and their other car did not. He was so afraid we would sit in stony silence and have nothing to say to each other. For years he has teased me that there was no silence that night and I haven’t stopped talking since. All I know is that I liked him a lot.”___On the death of their 3-year-old daughter, Robin, in 1953:“Eventually the medicine that was controlling the leukemia caused other terrible problems. We called George, and by the time he got there after flying all night, our baby was in a coma. Her death was very peaceful. One minute she was there, and the next she was gone. I truly felt her soul go out of that beautiful little body. For one last time I combed her hair, and we held our precious little girl. I never felt the presence of God more strongly than at that moment.”___“A question I’m asked all the time: Did anyone tell you what to do, or give you any guidelines, when your husband was in government? The answer is no. Certainly I was given advice on protocol, and occasionally on what to wear or not to wear, but, for the most part, I just depended on the manners my mother taught me.”___On a visit to an AIDS care group shortly after becoming first lady:“It was a wrenching visit. Besides having trouble finding housing and medical care, they all had personal problems. I especially remember a young man who told us that he had been asked to leave his church studies when it was discovered he had AIDS. His parents also had disowned him, and he said he longed to be hugged again by his mother. A poor substitute, I hugged that darling young man and did it again in front of the cameras. But what he really needed was family.”___On meetings with reporters:“For the most part, I liked the reporters and found the lunches stimulating and fun. But I never got off scot-free. I always made news even though I swore I wouldn’t. I must say, however, I found it was interesting that the fact George and I agreed on 99 percent of the issues never made the news!”___“The butlers loved trying to make me guess whose china I was using. Imaging being served a meal on dishes that Abraham Lincoln ate from!”___On her dog Millie:“Millie was a perfect mom. She knew exactly how long she should sleep with them, and after about a month she moved back in with us. I have wondered so when I read about parents abusing their children: If a dog’s natural instincts are to protect her young, why, oh, why wouldn’t we humans do the same?”___On promoting her best-seller, “Millie’s Book”:“One day I taped all three network Morning Shows: the ‘Today’ show with Deborah Norville; ‘Good Morning America’ with Joan Lunden; and ‘The CBS Morning Show’ with Paula Zahn. I wrote in my diary: ‘All three ladies are beautiful blondes and I began to mix them up in my mind. They all three seem chic, stylish, bright and very nice. And they all three asked the same questions.’”___On her husband’s loss to Bill Clinton in 1992:“Why did we lose? George Bush says it was because he didn’t communicate as well as his predecessor or successor. I just don’t believe that. I think we lost because people really wanted a change. We had had 12 years of a Republican presidency. The Cold War was over, and now it was time to turn our attention toward the home front and the many problems that were and are facing our country. People were worried about jobs and the economy. There was an impression that George was more interested in foreign affairs and did not have a domestic program, which was not true. He had accomplished so much, and still had so much he wanted to do. But that was the impression.” Share APFirst Lady Barbara Bush reacts to Sen. Phil Gramm, who delivered the keynote address to the Republican National Convention at the Houston Astrodome, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992, Houston, Tex. Gramm derided Democratic candidate Bill Clinton’s economic program as a “Lemon for America.” (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander)last_img read more

first_img Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever Bring the magic of Hogwarts to your living room with five new Lego building sets inspired by Harry Potter.Available Aug. 1, the themed collections range in price from $19.99 to $89.99—par for the Lego course—and feature iconic scenes like the Triwizard Challenge and Yule Ball.Expecto Patronum(121 pieces, age 7+, $19.99)AdChoices广告(via LEGO)Help Harry defend Sirius Black from Dementors at the Forbidden Forest’s Great Lake: Fire the Expecto Patronum spell at a pair of cloaked minifigures to summon Harry’s Patronus charm—a new stag figure.Includes four minifigures: Harry Potter, Sirius Black, two DementorsFeatures a forest scene with small lakeside build, two buildable trees with spell-cast shooting function, and semi-transparent glittering staf figure with room for minifig on topIncludes Harry’s wand (as used in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge(265 pieces, age 8+, $29.99)(via LEGO)Battle one of the most dangerous dragons in the wizarding world: Retrieve the mysterious golden egg while avoiding death by Hungarian Horntail (complete with moveable limbs and wings).Includes four minifigures: Harry Potter, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, Viktor Krum—each with their own wandFeatures a posable Hungarian Horntail dragon with flames in its mouth, as well as a buildable tent for the champions to wait their turn at the Triwizard Tournament; inside is a bed, two cups, a small shelf, and potion bottleIncludes Harry’s Firebolt racing broomstick, a rocky environment containing the golden egg, and a chain to attach the dragonThe Knight Bus(403 pieces, age 8+,$39.99)(via LEGO)Catch the purple triple-decker Knight Bus for a wild ride: Once Harry’s trunk is loaded, it’s time to hold tight; as the vehicle races away, swerving around corners and bouncing over bumps, watch out for sliding beds and the swinging chandelier.Includes three minifigures: Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie PrangFeatures a hinged side panel for easy interior access and a removable roof to reveal the upper deckIncludes a shrunken head and Harry Potter’s chest—complete with wand, letter, chocolate bar, and potion bottleHagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue(496 pieces, age 8+,$59.99)(via LEGO)Explore the detailed interior of Hagrid hut, hide behind his pumpkin patch when the Minister of Magic and Executioner arrive, then rescue Buckbeak the Hippogriff from the axe.Includes six minifigures: Hagrid, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Minister of Magic, Executioner; plus Buckbeak the Hippogriff figure with moveable wings and head, restrained by removable chainFeatures Hagrid’s two-section buildable woodland hut, with pumpkin patch outsideIncludes chocolate frog, Daily Prophet newspaper, a spider, Hagrid’s pink umbrella, pumpkins, three wands, and the Minister of Magic’s hat, among other accessoriesHogwarts Clock Tower(922 pieces, age 9+, $89.99)(via LEGO)What’s the point of having magical powers if you can’t travel through time? Create Time-Turner adventures by resetting the three-level Hogwarts Tower clock to ensure you never miss a Defense Against the Dark Arts class or a chance to show off your dance moves at the formal Yule Ball celebration.Includes eight minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, Viktor Krum, Albus Dumbledore, and Madame MaximeAll figures come with wands and Yule Ball costumesFeatures Hogwarts clock tower, entrance hall, Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, hospital wing, prefects’ bathroom, Dumbledore’s office, and a section of icy Yule Ball decorationsFeatures clock-changing mechanism and “dance” functionTake a closer look in the slideshow below.And if the holiday hoedown has you in the Yuletide spirit, you’re in luck: Christmas is coming early this year with the Sept. 1 launch of Lego’s Harry Potter advent calendar.Behind each door is a different toy to open, build, and play with; every day delivers a favorite character, familiar object, or fantastical accessory from the book-cum-film series.Expect minifigures of the boy wizard himself, as well as friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, mentors Professor McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, and Professor Flitwick, and Hedwig the owl.(via LEGO)Get into the holiday spirit with a micro Hogwarts Express train, buildable fireplace with Christmas decorations, Great Hall table with accessories, and statue pedestal decorated with the four house crests.“The 24 gifts combine to inspire kids to recreate festive scenes from the Harry Potter movies and invent magical stories of their own,” Lego said in a press release.Suitable for ages seven and up, the 305-piece set will sell for $39.99.More on Geek.com:Take My Galleons: Vans Teases Harry Potter-Themed MerchRare First Edition ‘Harry Potter’ Book With Typos Sells for $90,000Police Bust Massive Counterfeit Lego OperationView as: One Page Slides1. Expecto Patronum(via LEGO)2. Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge3. Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue(via LEGO)4. Hogwarts Clock Tower(via LEGO)5. Harry Potter Advent Calendar(via LEGO) Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Starting a business is a thrilling yet challenging experience. Thankfully, the Internet is here to provide accessibility to hundreds of small-business tools such as traffic analytics, mobile marketing and more. If you’re new to the world of entrepreneurship, these seven essentials are for you.Related: Why Three Apps — Eva, OneHive and Besomebody — Just Might Take Over Facebook1. HopscratchImage credit: HopscratchA self-declared “business in a box,” Hopscratch provides everything you need to start a brand-new business within the span of two weeks. Those who don’t have the time or energy to research the nitty gritty on how to start a small business need not worry. Hopscratch doesn’t even require that your business is named before you start.With services such as email setup, tax organization, legal paperwork, logo, letterhead and business card design and so much more, Hopscratch eliminates the stress of building a business from scratch by performing everything for you — all with super-fast turnaround and all for a low monthly cost.The best part? Hopscratch serves all types of entrepreneurs, brand-new and experienced. New business owners no longer have to stress about navigating the worlds of legal work, graphic design and website creation as they build their businesses. Serial entrepreneurs no longer have to waste their valuable time with the same old startup processes they go through with every business Hopscratch takes care of it for them.Entrepreneurs who prefer to be involved in the start-up process can opt to “DIY” for free via Hopscratch. By accessing the site’s various business tips and guides, both new and experienced small business owners can polish their startup skills at their own pace.2. CanvaImage credit: CanvaA great tool for marketing, Canva is a free desktop and iPad platform that allows users to create gorgeous banners, presentations, social media graphics and more without any previous design experience. The program takes 23 seconds to learn, according to Canva’s website, and comes with easy-to-use templates for newbies while allowing more experienced designers customize their creations with advanced features.While most of their thousands of clipart images, filters and layouts are free, users of all types (business, personal, and academic) can purchase extra items for $1 a piece which is charged to the user only once the entire design is published. For those who want to add depth to their existing graphic design skills, Canva offers the Canva Design School, a free learning experience filled with educational tutorials, workshops, newsletters and more. Canva’s ever-growing design database is perfect for creating the marketing graphics your business has always dreamed of.  3. GrasshopperImage credit: GrasshopperBusinesses nowadays are being created out of home offices, collaborative workspaces and our favorite cafés, and entrepreneurs on the go don’t have the time or resources necessary to install hefty, expensive phone systems for their growing companies. Without them, though, how will entrepreneurs stay connected with team members, freelancers and customers?Grasshopper allows entrepreneurs to turn their smartphones into professional business lines without having to purchase extra hardware or install time-consuming software onto their devices. With a simple smartphone app and some easy set-up, business owners can acquire a company phone number with toll-free area codes and vanity numbers, if desired, that connects to their existing devices.Grasshopper also allows business owners to set up extensions for partners, coworkers and employees around the world, so customers can reach exactly who they need. Grasshopper even transcribes business voicemails, sends faxed documents to the user’s phone and lets the user send text messages from his or her business phone number. For as little as $12 per month plus $0.06 per minute, entrepreneurs can appear a thousand times more professional to those they call and receive calls from.Related: How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones4. SlackImage credit: SlackFinally, communications between team members, supervisors and employees can be compiled into one organized space. Slack is a downloadable desktop and mobile platform that supports instant messaging between teams where separate “channels” (or chat rooms) are differentiated by hashtags. Users can share files with their teammates by dragging and dropping them into the right channel, making it easy to send spreadsheets, documents, images and more without cluttering a teammate’s email inbox.Slack’s brand-new call feature, currently only available to about 50 percent of Slack users, allows teammates to call each other individually or through conference calls within the platform, eliminating the need for users to download third-party apps like Skype or Google Hangouts in order to communicate with audio and video. Slack provides users with timely desktop and smartphone notifications as messages and files are shared, and every single aspect of Slack is searchable, making it quick and easy to find projects in a snap.5. LeadQuizzesImage credit: LeadQuizzesThough LeadQuizzes is currently in its beta stage, it’s already leading the lead-generation industry with its highly-engaging quiz templates and responsive interface. Many users in a wide variety of industries are generating upwards of 20,000 leads per month by using the platform.With an average per-lead rate of $0.94 for managed clients and compatibility with most existing email software, LeadQuizzes allows entrepreneurs to easily customize quizzes aimed toward current website traffic, social-media fans and respondents to virtual advertisements. Its clean design responds quickly to consumers’ devices, shifting its formatting to look just as stunning on mobile as it does on users’ tablets and desktops. LeadQuizzes makes it easy for any entrepreneur to grow their email list and bring in new clients or customers.6. The Business JournalsImage credit: The Business JournalsYou could probably spend a great deal of time searching for upcoming small-business events in your city, but you don’t have to. The Business Journals do it for you.As a media solutions platform that specializes in providing comprehensive business coverage from “local, regional, and national perspectives,” The Business Journals regularly deliver entrepreneurship event calendars for large cities across the U.S. By glancing through the calendar every once in a while, new entrepreneurs can view and register for hundreds of small business events, opening up opportunities for marketing, networking and skill building.7. TodoistImage credit: TodoistThere are hundreds of to-do list apps on the market, but none of them organize your daily life like Todoist. With this clean-cut application, available for nearly all platforms including iPhone, Android, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and more, users can divide large projects into sub-categories, receive due-date notifications via mobile, color-code their to-do list items by priority and even assign tasks to other Todoist users.For users on the go, Todoist is capable of sending out location-based reminders throughout the day via SMS, email or mobile notification. Todoist Karma, the program’s productivity-tracking algorithm, neatly graphs how frequently you succeed in completing your to-do list, both in general and by project category. With this feature, users can realistically plan out how long it will take for them to complete assignments in the future, then build more accurate schedules.Related: 5 Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should UseThose who are new to starting a business from scratch have less to worry about with these seven web-based essentials. Which ones are you planning on using to lighten up the start-up process? Which products and services can you recommend to a brand-new entrepreneur? March 10, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. Venezuela’s caretaker president, Nicolás Maduro, can’t be blamed for trying. As he girds himself for the forthcoming presidential election, on Sunday, April 14, Maduro has gone to great lengths to imitate his late predecessor, Hugo Chávez.As he campaigns across the country, Maduro, 50, constantly wears the same red, yellow and blue jackets that the late leader wore, and he often breaks out in song à la Chávez while addressing his followers. His stump speeches, which have a Bible-tent revival-meeting flavor, are peppered with the same insults that Chávez threw in the last election, in October, at his challenger, Henrique Capriles Radonski, governor of Miranda state. Conveniently for Maduro, Capriles is once again the opposition’s candidate.But Maduro, a former bus driver, may have crossed the line when he told followers on April 2 that Chávez, who died March 5 after a two-year battle with cancer, had appeared to him in the guise of a little bird while he was praying in a chapel in the late president’s hometown.“A little bird flew in and circled above me three times,” Maduro told supporters. “It landed on a beam in the church and started singing. I looked at it, and I sang to it.” The bird flew overheard once more and then left the chapel, said Maduro, who told his backers that he realized that the bird was Chávez, who had given the nod to his presidential bid. The bird told me “the battle starts today. Onward to victory. You have my blessing,” Maduro said.Maduro’s comments immediately went viral, leading to a deluge of jokes and, well, tweets. One tweeter wondered whether Venezuelans should leave birdseed rather than lighted candles in front of Chávez’s remains. “Chávez isn’t a little bird,” said Alicia Ramos, 50, a seamstress in the central industrial city of La Victoria. “He is our comandante, and I was frankly offended by Maduro’s remarks.”Analysts say that Maduro’s avian encounter will likely have little impact on the election, but it is indicative of how crazy the Venezuelan campaign has become. “It was a gaffe but not a catastrophe,” said Oscar Schemel, who heads Venezuela’s Hinterlaces polling agency. “In a few days it will be forgotten.”Indeed, in a campaign this frenetic and filled with such invective, there’s always another incident around the corner. And much of the reason for the vehemence and craziness of this election is its short time span. The official campaign to elect a new Venezuelan leader will have lasted only 10 days when it officially closes on April 11.Unofficially, of course, Maduro and Capriles have been running since Chávez died on March 5. The government has been loath to let people forget Chávez, holding several funeral services and massive rallies that took his remains first to one chapel and then to the military museum where he now rests. Venezuelans continue to visit him in droves.And in a country where subtlety isn’t a virtue, Maduro has made sure that his audiences know that he is the chosen heir. His campaign rallies routinely start with a recording of the former president singing the national anthem, or with a video clip of the late leader proclaiming Maduro his successor in December, before he left for Cuba and his final surgery for cancer. Onstage, Maduro often surrounds himself with children dressed up as founding father Simón Bolívar, or Chávez himself. And there’s not a single campaign poster that doesn’t directly reference his former boss.Taking nothing for chance, the state television channels have also gone overboard, showing old video clips of Chávez and a rebroadcast of the best of the late president’s Sunday “Aló Presidente” show, which often ran for hours. Making sure that no one misses the point, one of the country’s state television channels commissioned a 40-second animated cartoon detailing Chávez’s ascent into heaven. In the cartoon, Chávez is welcomed by such leftist luminaries as Che Guevara, Eva Perón and former Chilean President Salvador Allende as he enters the pearly gates.Lest anyone think that Maduro is simply tugging at Venezuelans’ heartstrings, he hasn’t spared the insults in attacking his challenger. Besides insinuating that the single Capriles is gay (an allegation that the governor has refuted with claims of virility), Maduro also said that the country’s opposition is composed of “heirs of Hitler.” Ironically, Capriles’ maternal grandfather is a Polish Jew who came to the country after World War II.Still, many Venezuelans seem to be lapping it up. Recent polls show that Maduro has up to a 20 percentage-point lead over his rival. In October, Chávez bested Capriles by a 55-to-44 margin. Maduro’s lead has occurred despite soaring crime and inflation that was boosted by his decision to devalue the country’s currency by a third in February. If that can’t move voters to consider a change of direction, it’s going to be a tough road for Capriles.Since death has made Chávez unassailable, Capriles has focused his campaign on trying to convince voters that Maduro is no Chávez and is unfit to address the country’s woes. Capriles repeatedly calls Maduro by his first name on the campaign stump and accuses the rival and members of his government of being opportunists who have socked away millions of dollars while professing to be revolutionaries.“They talk of socialism, but it’s only on the surface,” Capriles said on April 3. “Look how they live, what they wear, what cars they drive. They’re only skin-deep socialists.” For his part, Maduro has brushed off Capriles’ digs, saying that his opponent is a member of the country’s bourgeoisie and is “obsessed” with him.Meanwhile, lost in the drama of the 10-day campaign has been the revelation that a functionary of Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) had somehow acquired the code to start the country’s voting machines. The case is now under investigation by the National Electoral Council, whose board is controlled by Maduro supporters. “What does it mean that a PSUV tech would have the start-up code, and what else might they have that we don’t know about?” asked David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America.But while the opposition fears some high-tech monkeying around with eventual balloting, for now Maduro is resorting to a much more old-school method of securing the vote. During a recent campaign stop in Puerto Ayacucho, he told crowds that a centuries-old curse – stemming from a decisive 1567 battle in which Spanish conquistadors defeated local indigenous fighters – would afflict voters who didn’t cast their ballots for him.“If anyone in the country votes against Nicolas Maduro, he is also voting against himself,” Maduro warned. “He is falling under the curse of Maracapana.” In this crazy Venezuelan election, anything is possible.*Peter Wilson is a journalist who has lived in Venezuela since 1992. The Caracas bureau chief for Bloomberg News for nearly 11 years, Wilson is writing a book on Hugo Chávez and his revolution. © 2013, Foreign Policy Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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